Today in History for 7th June 2019

Historical Events

1832 – Asian cholera reaches Quebec, brought by Irish immigrants, and kills about 6,000 people in Lower Canada
1905 – Norway dissolves union with Sweden (in effect since 1814)
1936 – Charles “Lucky” Luciano is convicted on 62 counts of compulsory prostitution
1965 – Sony Corp introduced its home video tape recorder, priced at $995
1979 – Portugal government of Mota Pinto resigns
2009 – French Open Men’s Tennis: Roger Federer wins his only French title, outclassing Robin Söderling of Sweden 6-1, 7-6, 6-4

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Famous Birthdays

1897 – George Szell, Hungarian-born American conductor (Cleveland Orchestra, 1946-70), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1970)
1910 – Bradford Washburn, American explorer and cartographer, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2007)
1927 – Martin Carter, Guyanese poet and political activist, born in Georgetown, Guyana (d. 1997)
1934 – Samuel Lipman, American pianist and music critic, born in Los Gatos, California (d. 1994)
1945 – Wolfgang Schüssel, Austrian People’s Party politician, born in Vienna, Austria
1946 – Jenny Jones [Janina Stronski], Canadian comedienne (Jenny Jones Show), born in Bethlehem, Palestine

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Famous Deaths

1654 – Giambattista Andreini, Italian playwright and actor (L’adamo), dies at 76
1667 – Thomas de Keyser, Amsterdam master builder/painter, buried
1847 – Adolph Gopel, German mathematician, dies at 35
1915 – Benjamin Lambord, composer, dies at 35
1961 – Robert Griffith, producer of Pajama Game, dies
1994 – Dennis Christopher George Potter, British dramatist (The Singing Detective, Karaoke, Midnight Movie), dies of cancer at 59

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