Today in History for 14th June 2019

Historical Events

1789 – Captain William Bligh and his loyal men cast off from HMS Bounty reach Timor, after sailing 5,800 km in a 6-metre launch
1916 – Representatives of eight Allied nations hold an economic conference in Paris at which they discuss ways to cripple their enemies economic power during and after the war
1962 – Albert DeSalvo, better known as the Boston Strangler, murders Anna Slesers, his first victim
1968 – “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” 2nd studio album by Iron Butterfly is released
1975 – French Open Women’s Tennis: Chris Evert beats Martina Navratilova 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 for her 2nd of 7 French singles titles
1981 – LPGA Championship, Jack Nicklaus GC: Donna Caponi Young sinks 15 foot birdie putt on 18th to beat Jerilyn Britz and Pat Meyers by 1 stroke

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Famous Birthdays

1479 – Giglio Gregorio Giraldi, Italian poet, born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1552)
1819 – Henry Gardner, 23rd Governor of Massachusetts (1855-58), born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (d. 1892)
1903 – Arthur William Raynes McDonald, radar Pioneer/pilot
1926 – Don Newcombe, American baseball pitcher (4-time MLB All Star), born in Madison, New Jersey (d. 2019)
1950 – Bart van Lier, Dutch trombonist, born in Haarlem
1969 – Steffi Graf, German tennis player (Golden Slam 1988, 22 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Mannheim, Germany

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Famous Deaths

1978 – Theodore Karyotakis, composer, dies at 74
1982 – Marie Rambert, [Cyviam Ramberg], Polish/British ballerina, dies at 94
1994 – Denys Hay, British historian, dies at 78
1995 – Els Aarne, Estonian composer, dies at 78
2004 – Eamonn McGirr, Irish-born singer and entertainer
2008 – Esbjörn Svensson, Swedish jazz pianist (b. 1964)

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