Today in History for 30th June 2018

Historical Events

1596 – English and Dutch fleet reach Cadiz
1607 – Annales Ecclesiastici (Scientific History of Catholicism) published
1758 – Seven Years’ War: The Battle of Domstadtl takes place
1944 – Allies land on Vogelkop, New Guinea
1967 – Phillies Cookie Rojas pitches, plays 9th position since joining Phils
2016 – The Ikea Museum opens in the former very first Ikea store in Älmhult, Sweden

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Famous Birthdays

1901 – Willie Sutton, American bank robber, born in Brooklyn, New York
1912 – Dan Reeves, NFL team owner (Cleveland/LA Rams)
1954 – Pierre Charles, Prime Minister of Dominica (d. 2004)
1958 – Esa-Pekka Salonen, Helsinki Finland, conductor (Giro)
1968 – Peter Miller, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
1972 – Tyrone Davis, NFL tight end (NY Jets, Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)

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Famous Deaths

1919 – John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, English physicist and discoverer of argon (Nobel Prize 1904), dies at 76
1965 – Bessie Barriscale, actress (Plain Jane, Show Folks), dies
1974 – Vannevar Bush, American engineer and politician (b. 1890)
1976 – Firpo Marberry, baseball player (b. 1898)
1983 – Bo Gentry, songwriter/producer, dies
1993 – George “Spanky” McFarland, child actor (Our Gang), dies at age 65

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