Today in History for 26th June 2018

Historical Events

1630 – Swedish troops under Gustaf II Adolf lands at Peenemunde
1797 – Charles Newbold patents 1st cast-iron plow, though farmers fear effects of iron on soil
1952 – Dutch social democratic party wins elections (29%)
1962 – Boston Red Sox Earl Wilson no-hits LA Angels, 2-0
1977 – Elvis Presley sings in Indianapolis, the last performance of his career
1982 – Carlos Lopes runs European record 10km (27:34.39)

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Famous Birthdays

1878 – Albert Siklós, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1942)
1895 – George Hainsworth, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1950)
1909 – Betty Askwith, British writer and biographer (d. 1995)
1914 – Wolfgang Windgassen, tenor (Stuttgart Opera), born in Annemasse, France (d. 1974)
1924 – Peter Miles, British Army officer, businessman and courtier in the Household of Elizabeth II, born in Long Ashton, Somerset (d. 2013)
1976 – Chad Pennington, American football player

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Famous Deaths

1541 – Francisco Pizarro, Spanish conquistador who conquered the Inca Empire is assassinated in Lima by the son of his former companion and later antagonist, Diego Almagro the younger. Almagro is later caught and executed.
1848 – Stevenson Archer, American judge and Congressmen from Maryland, dies at 61
1948 – Lilian Velez, Filipno actress (Sa Kabukiran), murdered by former co-star Narding Anzures at 24
1967 – Errol Hunte, cricketer (WI batsman in 3 Tests v England 1930), dies
1993 – Roy Campanella, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (NL MVP 1951,53,55 Brooklyn Dodgers), dies of a heart attack at 71
2007 – Liz Claiborne, American fashion designer, entrepreneur and founder of Liz Claiborne Inc, dies of cancer at 78

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