Today in History for 20th June 2018

Historical Events

1893 – Lizzie Borden acquitted of the 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts
1896 – 10th U.S. Women’s National Championship: Elisabeth Moore beats Juliette Atkinson (6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2)
1965 – Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
1975 – “Jaws”, based on the book by Peter Benchley, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Roy Scheider is released
1994 – Bomb attack on Islamic temple in Mashad Iran (70 killed)
1994 – US Fairchild Hospital Air Force Base massacre, former gunman kills 5 and injures 22

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Famous Birthdays

1887 – Arnaut Colnot, painter and graphic artist
1953 – Raul Ramirez, tennis player
1958 – Kelly Johnson [Bernadette], Edmonton, London, guitarist (Girlschool), (d. 2007)
1970 – Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco
1970 – Andrea Nahles, German politician
1972 – Paras Mhambrey, Indian cricket pace bowler (Test v England 1996)

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Famous Deaths

885 – Bernard Plantapilosa, Count of Auvergne (b. 841)
1846 – Pieter Adams, architect of Rotterdam, dies at about 67
1888 – Cesare Dominiceti, composer, dies at 66
1953 – Hendrik de Man, sociologist (Belgian Working people Party), dies at 67
1984 – Estelle Winwood, actress (Miracle on 34th Street), dies at 99
1995 – Henry Iliffe Cozens, English Royal Air Force pilot, dies at 91

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