Today in History for 24th June 2018

Historical Events

1527 – Gustaaf I begins Reformation in Sweden, taking Catholic possessions
1748 – The Kingswood School is opened by John Wesley and his brother Charles Wesley in Bristol. The school later moved to Bath
1866 – Second Battle at Custozza: the Austrian Imperial army, joined by the Venetian Army decisively defeated the Italian army, despite the Italians’ strong numerical advantage
1910 – 50th British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 299 at St Andrews Scot
1970 – US Senate votes overwhelmingly to repeal Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
1983 – 7th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 lands at Edwards AFB

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Famous Birthdays

1832 – Edward Harland, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Norwich, Connecticut (d. 1915)
1906 – Willard Maas, American educator and experimental filmmaker (d. 1971)
1908 – Guru Gopinath, Indian classical dancer (d 1987)
1915 – Charles James Dunn, Japanese scholar
1922 – Jack Carter [Chakrin], American comedian and actor, born in Brooklyn New York (d. 2015)
1973 – Alexander Beyer, German actor

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Famous Deaths

1673 – John of Paffenrode, ruler of Ghussigny/poet, dies in battle
1913 – Frank Lynes, American composer, dies at 55
1938 – “Digger” Robertson, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies
1973 – George “Bud” Hamilton, American film make-up artist (Westmore family), dies from a heart attack at 55
2009 – Roméo LeBlanc, 25th Governor General of Canada (b. 1927)
2013 – Alan Myers, American rock drummer (Devo), dies of cancer at 58

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