Today in History for 11th June 2018

Historical Events

1919 – 51st Belmont: J Loftus riding Sir Barton wins in 2:17.6 and Trip Crown
1940 – Italy declares war on Allies
1964 – Manfred Mann record Do Wah Diddy Diddy Dum Diddy Do
1978 – 24th LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez
1988 – “Everything Your Heart Desires” by Daryl Hall and John Oates peaks at #3
1992 – Tracy Austin, 29, is youngest inductee of International Tennis Hall of Fame

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Famous Birthdays

1917 – James Bostock, painter/engraver
1927 – Marcus Fox, conservative MP/chairman (1922 Committee)
1940 – Joey Dee, singer (Hey Let’s Twist, 2 Tickets to Paris), born in Passaic, New Jersey
1962 – Michael Kenny, WLAF offensive assistant (Scottish Claymores)
1968 – Sophie Okonedo, English actress (Hotel Rwanda), born in London
1982 – Diana Taurasi, American basketball player

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Famous Deaths

1216 – Henry of Flanders, Emperor of the Latin Empire
1949 – Koci Xoxe, Albanian vice-premier, executed
1988 – Giuseppe Saragat, president of Italy (1964-71), dies at 89
1990 – Clyde McCoy, American jazz trumpeter (wah wah sound), dies at 86
2008 – Ove Andersson, Swedish rally driver (b. 1938)
2015 – Ornette Coleman, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Free Jazz), dies at 85

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