Today in History for 6th September 2019

Historical Events

1522 – Ferdinand Magellan’s Spanish expedition aboard the Vitoria returns to Spain without their captain. First to circumnavigate the earth.
1690 – King Wiliam III escapes back to England
1888 – Charles Turner becomes the first bowler to take 250 wickets in an English season – a feat since accomplished only by Tom Richardson (twice), J.T. Hearne, Wilfred Rhodes (twice) and Tich Freeman (six times).
1939 – 1st German air attack on Great Britain in WW II
1996 – Baltimore Orioles’ Eddie Murray’s 500th career HR
2018 – New York and New Jersey state attorneys launch investigations into sexual abuse by the Catholic clergy, bring to six the number of states investigating

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Famous Birthdays

1797 – Wililam “Extra Billy” Smith, American lawyer and Confederacy (Confederate Army), born in King George County, Virginia (d. 1887)
1932 – Hugh John Vaughan Campbell, 6th Earl Cawdor, British large landowner (d. 1933)
1949 – Jimmy Litherland, English rocker (Mitarbeit), born in Salford, Lancashire, England
1954 – Patrick O’Hearn, American rock bassist (Missing Persons), born in Los Angeles, California
1973 – Greg Rusedski, Canadian-British tennis star (1995 Seoul), born in Montreal, Quebec
1979 – Massimo Maccarone, Italian footballer, born in Galliate, Italy

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Famous Deaths

1625 – Thomas Dempster, Scottish historian (b. 1579)
1635 – Adrian Metius, Dutch astronomer and fort architect, dies at 63
1811 – Julien-Amable Mathieu, composer, dies at 77
1939 – Arthur Rackham, English book illustrator (Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Rip van Winkle), dies of cancer at 71
1951 – James W. Gerard, American jurist and diplomat, dies at 84
1984 – E J Andre, actor (Eugene Bullock-Dallas), dies at 74

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