Today in History for 28th August 2019

Historical Events

1640 – Second Bishop’s War: King Charles I’s English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn
1949 – 38th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)
1970 – “I’ll Be There” single by The Jackson 5 is released (Billboard Song of the Year 1970)
1981 – National Centers for Disease Control announces high incidence of Pneumocystis and Kaposi’s sarcoma in gay men
1988 – 40th Emmy Awards: Thirtysomething, The Wonder Years and Richard Kiley win
1994 – 94th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

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Famous Birthdays

1789 – Stéphanie de Beauharnais, Grand Duchess of Baden, born in Versailles, France (d. 1860)
1840 – Alexander Cameron Sim, Scottish merchant, born in Aberlour, Scotland (d. 1900)
1924 – Margaret O’Rene “Peggy” Ryan, American dancer and actress (Hawaii Five-0), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2004)
1940 – Nik Turner, English musician (Hawkwind), born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
1981 – Raphael Matos, Brazilian racing driver
1982 – LeAnn Rimes [Margaret LeAnn Rimes Cibrian], American country singer (Blue), born in Jackson, Mississippi

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Famous Deaths

1677 – Wallerant Vaillant, French painter and engraver, dies at 54
1793 – Adam-Philippe Custine, French earl/general/parliament member, dies
1990 – Patience Strong [Winifred Emma May], English poet and journalist, dies at 83
1995 – Michael VerMeulen, journalist, dies at 38
2009 – DJ AM [Adam Goldstein], American DJ and musician, dies of a drug overdose at 36
2010 – William P. Foster, notable band director and founder of the Marching 100 of Florida AandM University

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