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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