Today in History for 21st June 2019

Historical Events

1792 – Vancouver meets Spanish ships Sutil and Mexicana off Vancouver, British Columbia
1849 – Battle at Waghausel: Prussian troops beat Baden rebels
1915 – Anti-British revolt in South Africa ends with arrest of General De Law
1969 – John Pennel pole vaults world record (5.45 m)
1975 – Elton John, The Eagles and The Beach Boys play Wembley Stadium
1993 – “Camelot” opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 56 performances

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Famous Birthdays

1818 – Joseph Abel Haskin, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Troy, New York (d. 1874)
1864 – Heinrich Wölfflin, Swiss art historian, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1945)
1927 – Carl Burton Stokes, African American politician (51st mayor of Cleveland) and TV newscaster, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996)
1928 – Judith Raskin, American soprano (Susanna-Le Nozze di Figaro), born in NYC, New York
1937 – Anna Davies, prof of Comparative Philology (Oxford U)
1953 – Benazir Bhutto, 12th Prime Minister of Pakistan and 1st female leader of a Muslim nation, born in Karachi, Pakistan (d. 2007)

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Famous Deaths

1884 – Alexander, Prince of Orange, heir apparent to the Netherlands, dies of typhus at 32
1993 – Ticho Parly, Danish tenor, dies at 64
1997 – Fidel Velázquez Sánchez, Mexican labour leader (b. 1900)
1999 – Karl Krolow, German poet and translator, dies at 84
2000 – Alan Hovhaness, Armenian-American composer (Lousadzak, Ukiyo), dies at 89
2011 – Robert Kroetsch, Canadian author (b. 1927)

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