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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