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Today in History for 20th June 2017

Today in History - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 21:02
Historical Events

1911 - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) incorporates (NY)
1919 - 33rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Marion Zinderstein (6-1, 6-2)
1936 - Jesse Owens of US sets 100 meter record at 10.2
1968 - Austin Currie, then Nationalist Member of Parliament (MP) at Stormont, and a number of other people, protest discrimination in the allocation of housing by 'squating' (illegally occupying) in a house in Caledon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
1973 - Ezeiza massacre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Snipers fire upon left-wing Peronists. At least 13 are killed and more than 300 are injured
2010 - "Despicable Me" directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud with voices by Steve Carrell and Jason Segel premieres at the Moscow Film Festival

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Famous Birthdays

1917 - Ash Brownridge, American conservationist (National Wildlife Federation), creator of Ranger Rick, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2015)
1919 - Bruce Gordon, actor (Frank Nitti-Untouchables), born in London, England
1924 - Rainer Barzel, German leader (CDU-CSU)/minister
1936 - Bobby Nunn, rocker (Coasters-Young Blood)
1958 - Kelly Johnson [Bernadette], Edmonton, London, guitarist (Girlschool), (d. 2007)
1970 - Bruce Woodcock, American computer games analyst

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Famous Deaths

1668 - Heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (b. 1620)
1950 - Claude Jennings, cricketer (Aust opening bat in 1912 Triangular), dies
1984 - Hans Studer, Swiss composer, dies at 73
1986 - Tim Herbert, comedian (Dagmar's Canteen), dies at 71
1994 - Louis Benjamin, British showman, dies at 71
2007 - Trevor Henry, New Zealand Justice (b. 1902)

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Famous Deaths for 19th June 2017

Famous Deaths - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 21:05

1312 - Piers Gaveston, Earl of Cornwall, beheaded
1805 - Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée, French painter (b. 1724)
1922 - Johannes C Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer, dies at 71
1947 - Willem H Fly, typographer/co-founder (SDAP), dies at 84
1949 - Syed Zafarul Hasan, Prominent Muslim philosopher (b. 1885)
1953 - Ethel Rosenberg, executed at Sing Sing, in 5 tries
1984 - Wladimir Rudolfovich Vogel, composer, dies at 88
1986 - Murray P Haydon, artificial heart recipient, dies in Louisville at 59
1994 - Jocelyn Olaf Hambro, financier, dies at 75
2008 - Bennie Swain, American basketball player (b. 1930)

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Famous Birthdays for 19th June 2017

Famous Birthdays - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 21:04

1865 - May Whitty, actress (Mrs Miniver, Suspicion), born in Liverpool, England
1898 - James Joseph Sweeney, American Catholic prelate (d. 1968)
1906 - Walter Rauff, German colonel (d. 1984)
1914 - Morgan Morgan-Giles, Brits Lt admiral/MP
1914 - Harry Lauter, White Plains NY, actor (Waterfront)
1914 - Alan Cranston, (Sen-D-CA, 1969- )
1916 - George Pravda, Austria-Hungary, actor (Thunderball, Firefox), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1985)
1941 - Conchita Carpio-Morales, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
1954 - Michael O'Brien, British MP
1975 - Hugh Dancy, English actor

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Historical Events for 19th June 2017

Historical Events - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 21:03

1894 - 28th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Henry of Navarre wins in 1:56.5
1912 - Tennessee University opened as Tennessee A and L State College
1924 - Paavo Nurmi runs world record 1500m (3:52.6)
1932 - Hailstones kill 200 in Hunan Province, China
1941 - Romania orders Jews to evacuate Darabani
1943 - "Shiekh Of Araby" Spike Jones and City Slickers peaks at #19
1946 - 1st TV sports/boxing spectacular-Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn
1955 - Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 100
1977 - Indians fire manager Frank Robinson and replace him with Jeff Torborg
1994 - Lisa Kiggens wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament

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Today in History for 19th June 2017

Today in History - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 21:02
Historical Events

1897 - 11th U.S. Women's National Championship: Juliette Atkinson beats Elisabeth Moore (6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3)
1908 - 48th British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 291 at Prestwick Golf Club
1934 - Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created
1947 - 1st plane (F-80) to exceed 600 mph (1004 kph)-Albert Boyd, Muroc Ca
1980 - Battle between police and demonstrators in Capetown, 34 killed
2012 - A man is beheaded for witchcraft and sorcery in Saudi Arabia

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Famous Birthdays

1843 - Charles Edouard Lefebvre, composer
1868 - Heinrich Schenker, [A Niloff], Austrian musicologist (Urlinie)
1897 - Moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], American actor and comedian (The 3 Stooges), born in Brooklyn, New York
1908 - Quentin N Burdick, (Sen-D-ND, 1960-91)
1919 - Pauline Kael, movie critic (NY Times, For Keeps)
1960 - Heike Walpot, German, cosmonaut

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Famous Deaths

1584 - François, Duke of Anjou (b. 1555)
1805 - Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée, French painter (b. 1724)
1952 - Heinrich Schlusnus, German baritone (b. 1888)
1984 - Wladimir Rudolfovich Vogel, composer, dies at 88
1986 - Coluche, [Michel Colucci], French comic, dies at 41
2007 - Antonio Aguilar, Mexican singer and actor (b. 1919)

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Famous Deaths for 18th June 2017

Famous Deaths - Sat, 06/17/2017 - 21:05

1588 - Anna, daughter of prince Willem I/Anna van Saksen, dies at 24
1669 - Abraham Crijnssen, Swiss admiral, conquered Suriname, dies
1853 - Branko Radicevic, Serbian poet (1st Serbian Uprising), dies
1889 - Jacques Damala, Greek military officer and actor (b. 1855)
1902 - Samuel Butler, British writer (Erewhom), dies at 66
1915 - Eufemio Zapata, brother to Mexican revolutionist Emiliano Zapata, killed by Sidronio Comancho
1958 - Douglas Jardine, cricketer (22 Tests for England), dies
1973 - Fritz Mahler, composer, dies at 71
1974 - Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian writer (b. 1896)
1985 - Paul Colin, French poster designer (b. 1892)

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Famous Birthdays for 18th June 2017

Famous Birthdays - Sat, 06/17/2017 - 21:04

1886 - Alexander Wetmore, American ornithologist (d. 1978)
1892 - Edward Steuermann, composer
1919 - Jerome Karle, New York, chemist (Nobel 1985) and Manhattan Project member, (d. 2013)
1926 - Patricia Hutchinson, British ambassador (Uruguay)
1932 - Geoffrey Hill, English poet, born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire (d. 2016)
1942 - Paul McCartney, English musician and member of The Beatles, born in Liverpool, England
1966 - Kurt Browning, Alberta, figure skater (Olympic-5-1994)
1976 - Blake Shelton, American Country Singer
1980 - Tara Platt, American actress
1989 - Renee Olstead, American singer and actress

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Historical Events for 18th June 2017

Historical Events - Sat, 06/17/2017 - 21:03

1541 - Irish parliament selects Henry VIII as king of Ireland
1812 - War of 1812 begins as US declares war against Britain
1815 - Battle of Waterloo; Napoleon and France defeated by British forces under Wellington and Prussian troops under Blucher
1910 - 16th US Golf Open: Alex Smith shoots a 298 at Philadelphia Cricket Club PA
1948 - National Security Council authorizes covert operations for 1st time
1950 - Cleve Indians score 14 runs in 1st inning, beat A's 21-2
1954 - Pierre Mendès forms French government
1967 - Houston Don Wilson no-hits Atlanta Braves, 2-0
1992 - Tampa Bay Lightning make goalie Wendell Young their 1st draft
2006 - 106th US Golf Open: Geoff Ogilvy shoots a 285 at Winged Foot GC NY

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Today in History for 18th June 2017

Today in History - Sat, 06/17/2017 - 21:02
Historical Events

1574 - Polish King Hendrik of Anjou secretly leaves Poland
1767 - Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sights Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island
1924 - Pope Pius XI's encyclical Maximam gravissimamque
1947 - Cincinnati Red Ewell Blackwell no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0
1986 - De Havilland Twin Otter and Bell 206 helicopter collide, kills 25
2006 - 106th US Golf Open: Geoff Ogilvy shoots a 285 at Winged Foot GC NY

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Famous Birthdays

1757 - Gervasio Antonio de Posadas, Argentine leader (d. 1833)
1877 - James Montgomery Flagg, illustrator ("I want you" Uncle Sam)
1946 - Fabio Capello, Italian football coach
1966 - Bob Kempainen, marathoner (Olympics-96), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
1966 - Doug Bodger, Chemainus BC, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, San Jose)
1966 - Kurt Browning, Alberta, figure skater (Olympic-5-1994)

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Famous Deaths

1669 - Abraham Crijnssen, Swiss admiral, conquered Suriname, dies
1794 - James Murray, British military officer and administrator (b. 1721)
1799 - Johann Andre, composer, dies at 58
1909 - Learmont Drysdale, composer, dies at 42
1997 - Lev Kopelev, Russian writer and dissident (b. 1912)
2008 - Jean Delannoy, French actor and director (b. 1908)

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#9: Rediscovering Americanism: And the Tyranny of Progressivism

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Rediscovering Americanism: And the Tyranny of Progressivism
Mark R. Levin (Author)
Release Date: June 27, 2017

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Famous Deaths for 17th June 2017

Famous Deaths - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 21:05

1678 - Giacomo Torelli, Italian stage designer, engineer and architect dies at 69
1734 - Duke of Berwick, French general strategist, dies in battle
1858 - Rani Lakshmibai, queen of Jhansi in North India, one of the leading figures of the Indian rebellion of 1857 (b. 1828)
1938 - H V "Ranji" Hordern, cricketer (7 Tests for Australia 1910-12, dies
1938 - Peter Michael, CEO (Cray Electronics), dies
1956 - Bob Sweikert, American racing driver (b. 1926)
1983 - Eelco N van Kleffens, Dutch min of Foreign affairs 1939-46, dies at 88
1995 - Claire Sterling, journalist, dies at 75
2008 - Tsutomu Miyazaki, Japanese serial killer (b. 1962)
2012 - Rodney King, African American motorist beaten by LA cop, dies at 47

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Famous Birthdays for 17th June 2017

Famous Birthdays - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 21:04

1603 - Joseph of Cupertino, Italian saint (d. 1663)
1880 - Russell Simpson, actor (Abraham Lincoln)
1900 - Hermann Reuter, German composer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1985)
1930 - Romuald Twardowski, composer
1931 - John Baldessari, American artist
1940 - George Akerlof, American economist (The Market for Lemons) and 2001 Nobel laureate, born in New Haven, Connecticut
1950 - Cathy Sherk, LPGA golfer
1957 - Jack Wouterse, Dutch actor
1965 - Dan Jansen, West Allis Wisc, speed skater (Oly-gold-1984, 88, 92)
1972 - James McKnight, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)

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Historical Events for 17th June 2017

Historical Events - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 21:03

1091 - Floris II de Vette becomes earl of Holland
1734 - French troops occupy Philipsburg at Rhine
1850 - Paddle-wheeler "G P Griffith" burns off Mentor Ohio (206 die)
1946 - SW Bell inaugurates mobile telephone commercial service, St Louis
1967 - China becomes world's 4th thermonuclear (H-bomb) power
1970 - Led Zeppelin begins their last European tour
1988 - Soyuz TM-5 launches
1992 - Slaughtering by Inkhata-followers at Boipatong, South Africa, kills 42
2012 - 112th US Golf Open: American golfer, Webb Simpson shoots a 281 at Olympic Club CA
2015 - US Treasury announced that the image of Alexander Hamilton will be replaced from the US $10 bill by an image of a woman

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Today in History for 17th June 2017

Today in History - Fri, 06/16/2017 - 21:02
Historical Events

1861 - Battle of Boonville, MI-Brigadier General Lyon defeats Confederate forces
1939 - Last public guillotining in France. Eugen Weidmann, a convicted murderer, is guillotined in Versailles outside the prison Saint-Pierre
1940 - World War II: sinking of the RMS Lancastria by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France
1948 - Joe Cronin pinch hit HRs in both ends of a doubleheader
1978 - "Cheeseburger In Paradise" by Jimmy Buffett peaks at #32
1990 - 90th US Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 280 at Medinah CC in Medinah Il

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Famous Birthdays

1861 - Omar Bundy, U.S. army general and soldier (d. 1940)
1874 - Grant Mitchell, actor (Man Who Came to Dinner), born in Columbus, Ohio
1883 - Alexandre Cellier, composer
1927 - Martin Böttcher, German conductor
1963 - Kevin Glover, NFL center (Detroit Lions)
1970 - Arnold Ale, WLAF linebacker (Scottish Claymores)

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Famous Deaths

1719 - Joseph Addison, English poet/writer/secretary of state, dies at 47
1963 - John Cowper Powys, British writer and critic (Wolf Solent), dies at 90
1974 - Pamela Britton, actress (Blondie, My Favorite Martian), dies at 50
1986 - Kate Smith, singer (God Bless America), dies in Raleigh NC at 78
1996 - Thomas Kuhn, American philosopher of science (b. 1922)
2008 - Cyd Charisse, American dancer and actress (b. 1922)

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Famous Deaths for 16th June 2017

Famous Deaths - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 21:05

1397 - Philip of Artois, Count of Eu, French soldier (b. 1358)
1575 - Hadrianus Junius, [Adriaen the Jonghe], medical/historian, dies at 63
1644 - Johannes a Sancto Thoma, [Poinset], Portuguese theologist, dies at 54
1707 - Marie d'Orleans-Longueville, Duchess de Nemours, sovereign princess of Neuchâtel and writer (b. 1625)
1722 - John Churchill up Marlborough, English general strategist, dies at 72
1792 - Benjamin Tupper, Continental Army officer, and pioneer to the Ohio Country (b. 1738)
1872 - Norman MacLeod, Scottish clergyman (b. 1812)
1881 - Sir Josiah Mason, English manufacturer (b. 1795)
1979 - Ben Weber, US composer (Thorne Music Award 1965), dies at 62
2006 - Igor Śmiałowski, Polish actor (b. 1917)

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Famous Birthdays for 16th June 2017

Famous Birthdays - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 21:04

1820 - Athanase Coquerel, French Protestant preacher (d. 1875)
1912 - Enoch Powell, British Conservative MP and shadow cabinet member infamous for his "Rivers of Blood" speech, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1998)
1934 - Little Caesar, vocalist (Little Caesar and the Romans)
1943 - Joan Van Ark, American actress and director (Valene-Dallas, Knots Landing), born in NYC, New York
1944 - Takamiyama, [Jesse Kuhaulua], Hawaii, 1st non-Japanese sumo champion
1951 - Michel Viso, France, cosmonaut
1968 - Patrick Stuart, actor (Will Cortlandt-All My Children), born in Hollywood, California
1984 - Rick Nash, Canadian ice hockey player
1986 - Fernando Muslera, Uruguayan footballer
1986 - Rodrigo Defendi, Brazilian footballer

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Historical Events for 16th June 2017

Historical Events - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 21:03

1624 - Virginia becomes an English crown colony following the bankruptcy of the London Company
1871 - The University Tests Act allows students to enter the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Durham without religious tests, except for courses in theology.
1883 - The Victoria Hall theatre panic in Sunderland, England kills 183 children
1899 - Victor Trumper's 1st Test Cricket century 135* v England, Lord's
1916 - Passing of the Military Services Bill introduces conscription in New Zealand
1917 - 1st All Russian Congress of the Soviets convenes in Petrograd, Russia [OS Jun 3]
1975 - Italy's Communist party PCI, wins
1978 - Cincinnati Red Tom Seaver no-hits St Louis Cards, 4-0
1985 - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1996 - 50th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Seat Supersonic, 4 games to 2

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Today in History for 16th June 2017

Today in History - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 21:02
Historical Events

1947 - 1st network news-Dumont's "News from Washington"
1962 - 2 US army officers killed in Saigon
1991 - "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 241 performances
1995 - Salt Lake City awarded the XIX Winter Olympics in 2002
2000 - Israel complies with UN Security Council Resolution 425 after 22 years, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel withdraws from all of Lebanon, except the disputed Sheba Farms.
2013 - 113rd US Golf Open: Justin Rose shoots a 281 at the Merion Golf Club, PA

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Famous Birthdays

1633 - Jean de Thévenot, French traveler and scientist (d. 1667)
1910 - Lord Richardson, president (General Medical Council)
1951 - Michel Viso, France, cosmonaut
1955 - Tree Rollins, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Winter Haven, Florida
1980 - Martin Stranzl, Austrian footballer
1980 - Brad Gushue, Canadian curler

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Famous Deaths

1397 - Philip of Artois, Count of Eu, French soldier (b. 1358)
1885 - Wilhelm Camphausen, German painter (b. 1818)
1976 - Francis E Meloy Jr, US ambassador to Lebanon, kidnapped and killed
1979 - Ben Weber, US composer (Thorne Music Award 1965), dies at 62
1994 - Kristen Pfaff, US bass guitarist (Hole-Live through this), dies at 24
2008 - Mario Rigoni Stern, Italian writer, World War II veteran and Nazi concentration camp survivor (b. 1921)

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Famous Deaths for 15th June 2017

Famous Deaths - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 21:05

1341 - Andronicus III Paleologus, Byzantine emperor (1328-41), dies
1467 - Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, dies at 70
1614 - Henry Howard, 1st Earl of Northampton, English politician (b. 1540)
1772 - Louis-Claude Daquin, French organist/composer (La Rose), dies at 77
1831 - Peter Fuchs, composer, dies at 78
1865 - Edmun Ruffin, US secessionist/writer, commits suicide
1914 - A G Steel, cricketer (13 Tests, 29 wkts, Eng capt 1886), dies
1923 - Alexander Stamboeliski, premier Bulgaria (1919-23), dies
1984 - Ned Glass, actor (Charade, Street Music), dies of heart failure at 78
2015 - Kirk Kerkorian, American CEO and "father of the mega-resort" (MGM, UA), dies at 98

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Famous Birthdays for 15th June 2017

Famous Birthdays - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 21:04

1843 - Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer (Bewitched One), born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1907)
1882 - Ion Antonescu, Prime Minister of Romania (d. 1946)
1900 - Otto Clarence Luening, composer (Sonority Canon), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1908 - Sam Giancana, American mafioso, born in Chicago, Illinois
1937 - Rolf Riehm, German composer, born in Saarbrücken
1943 - Johnny Halliday, rocker
1946 - Ken Henderson, baseball player
1960 - Denise Haigh, LPGA golfer
1971 - Nathan Astle, New Zealand cricketer (batsman), Test debut v Zimbabwe in 1996
1972 - Jean Francois Labbe, Sherbrooke, NHL goalie (Colorado Avalanche)

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