Today in History for 19th June 2019

Historical Events

1940 – Hermann Goering orders seizure of Dutch horses, car, buses and ships
1961 – US Supreme Court struck down a provision in Maryland’s constitution requiring state office holders to believe in God
1988 – World’s then largest sausage completed at 13 1/8 miles long
1992 – “Batman Returns”, starring Michael Keaton as Batman, Danny DeVito as the Penguin, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, is released
1994 – Tigers tie record of hitting HRs in 25th consecutive games
2005 – Michael Schumacher wins controversial United States Formula 1 Grand Prix where only 6 of 20 cars complete the race amongst ridicule of F1 safety and tyre rules

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Famous Birthdays

1893 – Adriaan F Dussenbroek, Dutch family dr/co-founder (Union National Arubano)
1905 – Taneli Kuusisto, composer
1921 – Howell T Heflin, (Sen-D-Alabama, 1979- )
1933 – Viktor Ivanovich Patsayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11), born in Aktobe, Kazakhstan (d. 1971)
1954 – Kathleen Turner, American actress (Accidental Tourist, Jewel of Nile), born in Springfield, Missouri
1960 – Luke Morley, British guitarist

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Famous Deaths

1956 – Thomas J. Watson, Sr., American businessman (Chairman and CEO of IBM, 1914-1956), dies at 87
1968 – James Joseph Sweeney, American Catholic prelate (b. 1898)
1995 – Peter Townsend, RAF officer (b. 1914)
2007 – Terry Hoeppner, American football coach (b. 1947)
2011 – Don Diamond, American actor (b. 1921)
2013 – Filip Topol, Czech singer-songwriter (Psí vojáci – Dog Soldiers), dies at 48

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