Today in History for 23rd June 2018

Historical Events

1860 – US Congress establishes Government Printing Office
1917 – Ernie Shore replaces Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth with a runner on, he throws him out and retires all 26 he faces for a perfect game
1926 – 8th government of Briand van France forms
1947 – US President Truman’s veto of Taft-Hartley Act overridden by Congress
1972 – 22nd Berlin International Film Festival: “The Canterbury Tales” wins the Golden Bear
1980 – West German wins European soccer title (2-1 against Belgium)

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Famous Birthdays

1904 – Quintin McMillan, cricketer (South African leg spinner 1929-32)
1936 – Costas Simitis, Prime Minister of Greece
1945 – John Garang, Sudanese leader and politician (d. 2005)
1947 – Bryan Brown, actor (F/X, Gorillas in the Mist, Kim, Tai-Pan), born in Sydney, New South Wales
1956 – Tony Hill, American football player
1978 – Frédéric Leclercq, French bassist (DragonForce)

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Famous Deaths

1806 – Mathurin Jacques Brisson, French naturalist (b. 1723)
1888 – Emil Naumann, composer, dies at 60
1895 – Joseph Paul Skelly, composer, dies at 44
1958 – Edvard Armas Jarnefeldt, composer, dies at 88
1982 – Vincent Chin, Chinese-American hate crime victim (b. 1955)
2001 – Corinne Calvet, French actress (Phantom of Hollywood, Apache Uprising), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 76

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