Today in History for 6th June 2019

Historical Events

1844 – Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) formed by George Williams in London
1919 – The Republic of Prekmurje ends
1946 – Henry Morgan is 1st to take off shirt on TV
1972 – Gold hits record $60 an ounce in London
1981 – 113th Belmont: George Martens aboard Summing wins in 2:29
1988 – 3 giant turtles found in Bronx sewage plant

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Famous Birthdays

1807 – Adrien-François Servais, Belgian composer, born in Halle, Belgium (d. 1866)
1933 – Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist (tunneling microscope-Nobel 1986), born in Buchs, Switzerland (d. 2013)
1965 – Sally McDermid, Australian softball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996)
1969 – Sunil Joshi, Indian cricketer (Indian Test left-arm spinner 1996-2001), born in Gadag, Karnataka, India
1975 – Niklas Sundstrom, Ornskoldsvik Swe, NHL left wing (NY Rangers)
1987 – Daniel Logan, New Zealand actor (Boba Fett-Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones), born in Auckland, New Zealand

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Famous Deaths

1730 – Alain Emmanuel de Coëtlogon, Marshal of France, dies at 83
1740 – Alexander Spotswood, British governor of Virginia Colony
1956 – Margaret Wycherly, actress (Claudia), dies at 74
1963 – William Baziotes, American painter (abstract expressionist), dies at 50
1976 – J. Paul Getty, American oil magnate and billionaire (Getty Oil), dies at 83
1996 – Jean Sinclair, teacher/campaigner, dies at 88

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