Today in History for 17th June 2018

Historical Events

1930 – Chuck Klein sets Phillies hitting streak at 26 straight games
1940 – General De Gaulle departs Bordeaux for London
1944 – -19] French troops under Lattre de Tssigny conquer Elba
1972 – Five men arrested after trying to bug Democratic National Committee office in Watergate Complex, Washington
1992 – Connecticut Governor Lowell Weicker and WFAN DJ Don Imus change places for 1 day
1992 – Philadelphia 76ers trade Charles Barkley to Phoenix Suns

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Famous Birthdays

1910 – Red Foley, country singer (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), born in Blue Lick, Kentucky (d.1968)
1926 – Alan Walters, political economist
1927 – Martin Böttcher, German conductor
1954 – Mark Linn-Baker, American actor (Perfect Strangers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
1977 – Bernardo Federico Tomas, Prince of Netherlands
1982 – Marek Svatoš, Slovakian ice hockey player

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Famous Deaths

1734 – Duke of Berwick, French general strategist, dies in battle
1813 – Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, English sailor and politician (b. 1726)
1974 – Pamela Britton, actress (Blondie, My Favorite Martian), dies at 50
1990 – Dick Elffers, graphic artist, dies
1996 – Thomas Kuhn, American philosopher of science (b. 1922)
2006 – Cláudio Besserman Vianna, aka “Bussunda”, Brazilian comedian (b. 1962)

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Today in History for 16th June 2018

Historical Events

1861 – Battle of Vienna, Virginia and Secessionville, South Carolina (James Island)
1943 – Race riot in Beaumont Texas (2 die)
1944 – Iceland adopts constitution
1953 – Despite Johnny Mize 2,000th hit, Yanks lose ending 18 game win streak and also ending St Louis Brown 14 game losing streak
2002 – 102nd US Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 277 at Bethpage State Park NY
2010 – Cam Neely is named President of his former team, the Boston Bruins

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Famous Birthdays

1752 – Meingosus Gaelle, composer
1792 – Sir Thomas Mitchell, Australian explorer (d. 1855)
1949 – Peppy Castro, [Emil Thielhelm], American rock vocalist (Balance), born in NYC, New York
1950 – James Smith, American singer (Stylistics), born in NYC, New York
1976 – Frank van Twillert, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
1981 – Miguel Villalta, Peruvian footballer

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Famous Deaths

956 – Hugo the Great, duke of the Franks, count of Paris, (b. about 1598)
1804 – Johann Adam Hiller, composer, dies at 75
1929 – Bramwell Booth, 2nd General of The Salvation Army, dies at 73
1981 – Humphrey Keervelt, director (Suriname Planning Bureau), murdered
1996 – David Mourao-Ferreira, poet/politician, dies at 69
2006 – Igor Śmiałowski, Polish actor (Lalka, Znachor, Niedaleko Warszawy), dies at 88

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Today in History for 15th June 2018

Historical Events

1567 – Battle at Carberry, Scotland: Protestant troops beat Earl Bothwell’s army
1871 – Phoebe Couzins is 1st woman graduate of a US collegiate law school
1919 – 1st nonstop Atlantic flight (Alcock and Brown) lands in Ireland
1957 – 89th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Gallant Man wins in 2:26.6
1985 – En route to Halley’s Comet, USSR’s Vega 2 drops lander on Venus
1995 – Mark Ilott takes 9-19 incl all lbw hat-trick, Essex v Northants

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Famous Birthdays

1888 – Ramon Lopez Velarde, Mexican poet (La Sangre Devota)
1950 – Lakshmi Mittal, Indian industrialist
1955 – Sally E Silverstone, Walthamstow England, Co-Captain (Biosphere 2)
1961 – Dave McAuley, Northern Irish boxer
1972 – DeWayne Patterson, CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders)
1980 – Cara Zavaleta, American model

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Famous Deaths

1828 – Brizio Petrucci, composer, dies at 91
1905 – Hermann Wissmann, German African explorer and governor of East-Africa,, dies at 51
1971 – Wendell Meredith Stanley, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
1989 – Ray McAnally, Irish actor (The Mission, My Left Foot, Empire State, Sicilian), dies of a heart attack at 63
1994 – Nadia Gray [Nadia Kujnir-Herescu], Romanian actress (Naked Runner, Maniac, Candide), dies at 70
2017 – John Robert Jones [John Dalmas], American sci-fi author (White Regiment, Lizard War), dies at 90

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Today in History for 14th June 2018

Historical Events

1822 – Charles Babbage proposes a “difference engine” in a paper to the Royal Astronomical Society entitled “Note on the application of machinery to the computation of astronomical and mathematical tables”
1908 – Fourth German Navy Bill is passed authorising the financing of the building of another four major warships
1923 – Recording of 1st country music hit (Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane)
1953 – Eisenhower condemns McCarthy’s book burning proposal
1981 – No Nukes concert at Hollywood Bowl
1989 – Nolan Ryan becomes 2nd pitcher to defeat all 26 teams

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Famous Birthdays

1883 – Lucien Cerfaux, Belgian bible expert
1939 – Steny H Hoyer, (Rep-D-MD, 1981- )
1944 – Laurie Colwin, American author (d. 1992)
1963 – Chris DeGarmo, guitarist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
1970 – Willie Beamon, American former-NFL cornerback (New York Giants), born in Belle Glade, Florida
1977 – Massimiliano Neri, Italian Supermodel

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Famous Deaths

1883 – Edward FitzGerald, English poet (b. 1809)
1962 – Anna Sleasers, first Boston Strangler victim
1964 – [Hei]ko E Arnoldi, actor and director (3 Drops of Water), dies at 81
1969 – Wynonie Harris, American rhythm and blues singer, dies of cancer at 53
1982 – Marie Rambert, [Cyviam Ramberg], Polish/British ballerina, dies at 94
2016 – Henry McCullough, Irish guitarist (Wings), dies at 72

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Today in History for 13th June 2018

Historical Events

1942 – Germany lands 4 saboteurs on Long Island
1944 – German counter attack on Villers-Bocage, Normandy
1974 – IMF establishes its “oil facility”, a special fund for loans to nations whose balance of payments have been severely affected by high oil prices
1978 – Film “Grease” opens, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, based on the 1971 musical
1981 – 39 Unification church couples wed in Germany
1988 – George Harrison releases “This is Love”

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Famous Birthdays

1763 – Jose B de Andrada e Silva, premier of Brazil
1854 – Charles Algernon Parsons, British inventor (steam turbine)
1869 – Ede Poldini, Hungarian composer (La poupée valsante), born in Pest (d. 1957)
1951 – Jonathan Hogan, actor (House on Carroll St), born in Chicago, Illinois
1970 – Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler (d. 2004)
1990 – Aaron Johnson, British actor

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Famous Deaths

1550 – Veronica Gambara, Italian poet, dies at 64
1810 – Johann Gottfried Seume, German writer (Spaziergang nach Syrakus), dies at 47
1865 – Cleaveland J Campbell, Union brigadier general, dies at about 29
1905 – Theodoros Delyannis, premier Greece, murdered
1944 – Christopher Heseltine, cricketer (2 Tests for England 1895-96), dies
2002 – John Hope, American meteorologist (b. 1919)

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