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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