Today in History for 28th June 2019

Historical Events

1675 – Battle at Fehrbellin: Brandenburg army beats Sweden
1956 – Riots break out in Poznan, Poland, 38 die
1979 – OPEC raises oil prices 24%
1992 – Italian government of Amato forms
1995 – NBA draft: Maryland power forward Joe Smith first pick by Golden State Warriors
2013 – Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole’s final “Sportscentre” broadcast on TSN

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Famous Birthdays

1888 – George Challenor, West Indian cricketer (pioneering West Indian batsman), born in St. Michael, Barbados (d. 1947)
1938 – John Byner, American actor (Transylvania 6-5000) and comedian, born in NYC, New York
1941 – Joseph Goguen, American computer scientist (professor of Computer Science at the University of California and University of Oxford) (d. 2006)
1954 – Ava Barber, American country singer (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
1964 – Tommy Lynn Sells, American serial killer, born in Oakland, California (d. 2014)
1970 – Mike White, American filmmaker and actor, born in Pasadena, California

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Famous Deaths

548 – Theodora, Byzantine Empress, becomes ill, dying suddenly a few days later, without children to succeed the throne, ending the Macedonian dynasty
1716 – George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, English general (b. 1665)
1742 – Johann Joseph Ignaz Brentner, composer, dies at 52
1963 – Frank “Home Run” Baker, (hit 2 HRs in 1911 world series) dies at 77
1975 – Serge Reding, Belgian weightlifter (b. 1941)
2010 – Robert Byrd, US Senator (Democrat-WV, 1959-2010), majority leader and once the longest-serving Senator in history, dies at 92

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