Today in History for 19th June 2018

Historical Events

1269 – King Louis IX of France decrees all Jews must wear a badge of shame
1807 – Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroys the Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Athos
1846 – First offically recognised baseball game (played by Cartwright Rules) – NY Nines 23 defeat Knickerbockers 1 at Hoboken, New Jersey
1932 – Hailstones kill 200 in Hunan Province, China
1955 – Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 100
1963 – Greek government of Pipinolis forms

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Famous Birthdays

1606 – James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton, Scottish statesman (d. 1649)
1914 – Anthony Bloom, Metropolitan of the Russian Orthodox Church (d. 2003)
1925 – Alfred Nzo, South African General Secretary of the ANC (1969-91), born in Benoni, Transvaal, South Africa (d. 2000)
1970 – Claire Mitchell-Taverner, Australian field hockey midfielder (Olympics 1996)
1975 – Brandon Mitchell, defensive end (New England Patriots)
1980 – Lauren Lee Smith, Canadian actress

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Famous Deaths

1608 – Alberico Gentili, Italian jurist (b. 1551)
1949 – Syed Zafarul Hasan, Indian-Pakistani Prominent Muslim philosopher, dies at 64
1977 – Ali Shariati, Iranian sociologist (b. 1933)
2010 – Manute Bol, Sudanese basketball player (b. 1962)
2012 – Richard Lynch, American actor, dies at 76 (body found on this date)
2016 – Anton Yelchin, Russian-born American actor (Star Trek), dies in an accident at 27

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