Today in History for 22nd June 2018

Historical Events

1596 – Cornelis de Houtmans fleet reaches Banten Java
1875 – Garonne Flood: great damage in Verdun and Toulouse, kills about 1,000
1947 – 12″ rain in 42 mins (Holt, MO)
1959 – “Class” by Chubby Checker peaks at #38
1973 – Skylab 2’s astronauts land
1984 – Carl Pohlad becomes CEO of Minnesota Twins

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Famous Birthdays

1674 – Jean Philippe Eugène de Mérode, Belgian marquis of Westerloo, born in Brussels (d. 1732)
1896 – Francis C Denebrink, US Naval officer (WW I, WW II, Korea)
1906 – Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and aviator (Gift from the Sea), born in Englewood, New Jersey
1911 – Guus Jansen, jazz pianist (Net als Toen)
1947 – Howard Kaylan, founding member of The Turtles
1964 – Mike Edwards, British rock vocalist (Jesus Jones-Devil you Know)

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Famous Deaths

1903 – George White, African American resident of Delaware, lynched
1931 – Armand Fallières, French president (1906-13), dies at 89
1950 – Julio Fonseca, composer, dies at 65
1996 – Arthur “T-Boy” Ross, American songwriter, brother of Diana, found murdered at 47
1996 – Tertius Metcalf, businessman, dies at 63
2014 – Teenie Hodges, American rhythm and blues guitarist, dies from complications from emphysema at 68

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