Today in History for 20th June 2019

Historical Events

1782 – Congress approves Great Seal of the United States of America and the bald eagle as its symbol
1874 – 1st US Lifesaving Medal awarded (Lucian Clemons)
1912 – NY Giants lead Bost Braves 14-2 into 9th, Giants win 21-12
1944 – US attacks Japanese fleet in Philippines Sea
1949 – Central Intelligence Agency Act passes
1994 – O.J. Simpson arraigned on murder of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman

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Famous Birthdays

1875 – Othenio Able, Austrian paleontologist
1934 – Brian Barder, British high commissar (Australia)
1934 – Rossana Podestà, Italian actress (Helen of Troy), (d. 2013)
1945 – [Morna] Anne Murray, Springhill Nova Scotia Canada, singer (Snow Bird)
1958 – Chuck Wagner, actor (Automan), born in Nashville, Tennessee
1972 – Jozef Stumpel, Nitra CZE, NHL forward (Team Slovakia, Boston)

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Famous Deaths

840 – Louis de Vrome, emperor of French rich, dies
885 – Bernard Plantapilosa, Count of Auvergne (b. 841)
1800 – Abraham Gotthelf Kästner, German mathematician, dies at 80
1960 – Mahlon Hamilton, American actor (Peg O’My Heart, High School Girl), dies at 80 (b. 1880)
1972 – Horst Salomon, writer, dies
2018 – Peter Thomson, Australian golfer and 5-time Open Championship winner, dies of Parkinson’s disease at 88

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