Today in History for 9th June 2019

Historical Events

1790 – 1st book copyrighted under constitution, “Philadelphia Spelling Book”
1873 – Alexandra Palace burnt down, after being open for only 16 days
1908 – King Edward VII of Great Britain visits Tsar Nicholas II at Reval, Russia, where the two discuss the growing power of Germany and British plans for reform in Macedonia
1963 – Barbra Streisand appears on “Ed Sullivan Show”
1995 – Killer (1994) premieres in UK
2001 – 133rd Belmont: Gary Stevens aboard Point Given wins in 2:26.80

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Famous Birthdays

1597 – Pieter J Saenredam, architecture painter
1884 – Johannes Clinge Doorenbos, Dutch journalist/conductor
1933 – Don Young, (Rep-R-AK, 1973- )
1942 – Richard Hutton, cricketer (son of Len, 5 Tests 1971)
1973 – Frederic Choffat, Swiss film director
1993 – Danielle Chuchran, American actress

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Famous Deaths

1681 – William Lilly, English astrologer, dies at 79
1912 – Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian actor and playwright (O Noapte Furtunoasa), dies at 60
1989 – Piet[er J] Lieftinck, Dutch minister of Finance (1945-52), dies
2004 – Brian Williamson, Jamaican Gay Activist (b. 1945)
2013 – Iain Banks, Scottish author, dies from gallbladder cancer at 59
2014 – Rik Mayall, English actor and comedian, dies from cardiac arrest at 56

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