Today in History for 6th August 2019

Historical Events

258 – St Sixtus II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1941 – Detroit Tigers pitcher Al Benton collects 2 sacrifices in an inning, a MLB record; wins 11-2 vs Cleveland Indians
1967 – Pope Paul VI publishes constitution Pro comperto sane
1973 – Roberto Clemente, Warren Spahn, Billy Evans, Monty Irvin, Mickey Welch and High Pockets Kelly are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY
1979 – Marcus Hooper, 12, becomes then youngest person to swim English Channel
2015 – Republican Presidental nomination race begins with debate between 7 lesser ranked candidates in Cleveland, Ohio

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Famous Birthdays

1875 – Marcel Labey, composer
1934 – Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob, UK, sci-fi author (Chthon, Phthor)
1937 – Charlie [Charles Edward] Haden, American jazz double-bassist (Liberation Music Orchestra), born in Shenandoah, Iowa (d. 2014)
1938 – Carry Tefsen, Dutch actress (Say A)
1940 – Mukhu Aliyev, Russian politician, President of Dagestan
1969 – Roberto Lanckohr, soccer player (MVV)

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Famous Deaths

1853 – Josif Josifovich Genishta, composer, dies at 57
1886 – Wilhelm Scherer, German literature historian, dies at 45
1893 – Jean-Jacques Challet-Venel, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1811)
1946 – Blanche Bingley-Hillyard, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1886, 89, 94, 97, 99-1900), dies at 82
1965 – Nancy Carroll, actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), dies at 60
1993 – Milt Thompson, American astronaut (Dynasoar, X-15), NASA test pilot and chief-engineer, dies at 67

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