Today in History for 22nd June 2019

Historical Events

1915 – BMT, then Brooklyn Rapid Transit, begins subway service
1942 – Jewish Brigade attached by British Army in WW II, forms
1944 – British 14th Army frees Imphal, Assam from the Japanese
1959 – “Along Came Jones” by Coasters peaks at #9
1969 – The Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) stage a protest by blocking the Lecky Road in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland
1982 – Prince Charles and Princess Diana take new-born son Prince William home from hospital

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Famous Birthdays

1943 – Ralph Molina, American musician (Crazy Horse, Neil Young’s backing band), born in Puerto Rico
1952 – Graham Greene, Canadian actor
1956 – Derek Forbes, rocker (Simple Minds-Water Front)
1964 – Dan Brown, American author of thriller fiction (The Da Vinci Code), born in Exeter, New Hampshire
1974 – Donald Faison, American actor
1979 – Thomas Voeckler, French road cyclist

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Famous Deaths

1699 – Josiah Child, English Governor of the East India Company (b. 1630)
1940 – Wladimir Köppen [Vladimir Köppen], German Meteorologist and Climatologist who developed the Köppen climate classification system for the regions of the world, dies at 93
1987 – Fred Astaire, American tap dancer, presenter and actor (Easter Parade, Swingtime), dies at 88
1997 – Ted Gärdestad, Swedish singer (b. 1956)
2006 – Moose (dog actor), dog actor popular for role on Frasier (b. 1990)
2018 – Grigory Barenblatt, Russian mathematician, dies at 90

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