Today in History for 18th June 2018

Historical Events

1316 – Peace of Fexhe: prince-bishop Adolf II of Mark and Luikse towns
1643 – Skirmish at Chalgrove Field: Prince Rupert parliamentary armies
1928 – American aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the 1st woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean landing at Burry Port, Wales
1948 – Phillies pitching great Robin Roberts debut, loses 2-0 to Pirates
1975 – Fred Lynn gets 10 RBIs in a Red Sox 15-1 victory over Tigers
2015 – 18 vigilantes are killed and 53 are injured after an accidental detonation of an explosive device in Monguno, Nigeria

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Famous Birthdays

1897 – Henry Wadsworth, American actor (The Thin Man, Applause, Fast and Loose), born in Maysville, Kentucky (d. 1974)
1910 – E G Marshall [Everett Eugene Grunz], American actor (12 Angry Men, The Defenders), born in Owatonna Minnesota (d. 1998)
1949 – William Randolph Hearst III, publisher/editor
1949 – Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Polish lawyer and politician (head of Law and Justice party), born in Warsaw, Poland
1952 – Isabella Rossellini, actress (Big Night, Blue Velvet), born in Rome, Italy
1961 – [Genevieve] Alison Moyet, Essex England, rock vocalist (Yaz, Alf)

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Famous Deaths

1291 – Alfonso III, King of Aragon (1285-91), dies
1794 – James Murray, British military officer and administrator (b. 1721)
1980 – Terence Fisher, English film director (b. 1904)
1996 – Pierre Chany, writer/cycling journalist, dies at 73
2008 – Miyuki Kanbe, Japanese actor (b. 1984)
2008 – Jean Delannoy, French actor and director (b. 1908)

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