Today in History for 27th June 2018

Historical Events

1890 – George Dixon becomes 1st black boxing champ (Bantam weight)
1939 – Headley scores a cricket century in each innings v England at Lord’s
1942 – PQ-17 convoy leaves Iceland for Archangelsk
1978 – Soyuz 30 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Polish) to Salyut 6 space station
1979 – Heavyweight Muhammad Ali confirms that his 3rd retirement is final (it isn’t)
1995 – Holland’s debut in English domestic comp (v Northants, NatWest)

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Famous Birthdays

1916 – Arthur Walter Lucas, picture restorer
1930 – Tommy [Tamio] Kono, weightlifter (Olympic gold 1952, 60), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2016)
1938 – Bruce E Babbitt, (Gov-D-AZ)/secretary of interior
1950 – Benjamin Peterson, American heavyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1972)
1985 – Nico Rosberg, German Finnish race car driver (F1 Champion 2016), born in Wiesbaden, West Germany
1990 – Aselin Debison, Canadian singer

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Famous Deaths

1458 – Alfonso V, King of Aragon/Sicily/Naples (Alfonso I), dies
1543 – Agnolo Firenzuola, Italian poet and litterateur, dies at 49
1864 – Charles Garrison Harker, US Union-brigadier general, dies in battle at 26
1944 – Vera Menchik, Russian 1st official women’s world chess champion (1927), dies in a London air raid at 38
2003 – David Newman, American filmmaker (b. 1937)
2005 – Domino Harvey, English-born bounty hunter (b. 1969)

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