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Historical Events for 15th June 2017

Historical Events - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 21:03

1826 - Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II abolishes the elite Janissary corps executing thousands for treason to make way for a more modern army
1866 - Prussia attacks Austria
1898 - US House of Representatives passes resolution to annex Hawaii
1915 - US government mints 1st $50 gold pieces, for Panama Pacific Expo
1955 - The Eisenhower administration stages the first annual "Operation Alert" (OPAL) exercise, an attempt to assess the USA's preparations for a nuclear attack.
1965 - Bob Dylan records "Like a Rolling Stone"
1967 - Governor Reagan signs liberalized California abortion bill
1968 - "Yummy Yummy Yummy" by Ohio Express hits #4
1974 - "Streak" by Ray Stevens hits #1 on UK pop chart
2014 - 68th NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat Miami Heat, 4 games to 1

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Today in History for 15th June 2017

Today in History - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 21:02
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1580 - Phillip II of Spain declares William the Silent to be an outlaw.
1864 - US Congress passes legislation equalizing pay for Black soldiers
1915 - US government mints 1st $50 gold pieces, for Panama Pacific Expo
1918 - 50th Belmont: Frank Robinson aboard Johren wins in 2:20.6
1955 - The Eisenhower administration stages the first annual "Operation Alert" (OPAL) exercise, an attempt to assess the USA's preparations for a nuclear attack.
1982 - Supreme Court rules all children, regardless of citizenship, are entitled to a public education

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Famous Birthdays

1902 - Erik Erikson, Frankfurt Germany, American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst who coined the phrase "identity crisis"
1911 - W.V. Awdry, British children's writer (d. 1997)
1933 - Sergio Endrigo, Italian singer (d. 2005)
1954 - James Belushi, comedian (Sat Night Live, Trading Places), born in Chicago, Illinois
1965 - Annelies Bredael, Belgian rower
1982 - Haley Scarnato, American singer

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Famous Deaths

1246 - Frederik II "the Strijdbare", duke of Austria, dies in battle at 25
1702 - Georg E Rumphius, German nature explorer, dies
1965 - Steve Cochran, American actor (b. 1917)
1985 - Len Hopwood, cricketer (took 0-155 in two Tests Eng v Aust 1934), dies
1994 - Nadia Gray, actress (La Dolce Vita, Naked Summer), dies at 70
1995 - Charles Bennett, screenwriter, dies at 95

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#4: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Neil deGrasse Tyson (Author)
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#5: Understanding Trump

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Understanding Trump
Newt Gingrich (Author), Eric Trump (Foreword)
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Famous Deaths for 14th June 2017

Famous Deaths - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 21:05

1161 - Emperor Qinzong of China (b. 1100)
1497 - Giovanni Borgia, Duke of Borgia (b. 1474)
1927 - Johanna C P Barbiers, actress (Voddenraper of Paris), dies at 79
1932 - Dorimène Roy Desjardins, Canadian business pioneer
1936 - G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], English writer/poet (Father Brown), dies at 62
1960 - Vladimir Nikolayevich Kryukov, composer, dies at 57
1964 - [Hei]ko E Arnoldi, actor/director (3 Drops of Water), dies at 81
1982 - Marie Rambert, [Cyviam Ramberg], Polish/British ballerina, dies at 94
1996 - Thomas Edward Montgomery, drummer, dies at 73
2000 - Attilio Bertolucci, Italian poet and writer (b. 1911)

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Famous Birthdays for 14th June 2017

Famous Birthdays - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 21:04

1854 - Frederik Rung, composer
1949 - Papa Wemba, Congolese singer, born Kasai region, Belgian Congo (d. 2016)
1955 - Kim Lankford, Montebello California, actress (Gingers-Knots Landing)
1956 - Sam Irvin, American director and producer
1963 - Chris DeGarmo, guitarist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
1966 - Rod Stephens, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
1978 - Annia Hatch, Cuban-American gymnast
1978 - The-Dream [Terius Nash], American RandB singer, born in Rockingham, North Carolina
1989 - Lucy Hale, American actress
1992 - Evan Sabara, American actor

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Historical Events for 14th June 2017

Historical Events - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 21:03

1876 - California Street Cable Car Railroad Co gets its franchise
1907 - Government of Transvaal sends home 50,000 Chinese day workers
1916 - Democratic Convention convenes in St Louis; Woodrow Wilson campaigns on the slogan "he kept out of the war"
1922 - 5th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Oakmont CC Oakmont Pa
1963 - NY Met Duke Snider hits his 400th HR
1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on David Frost's British TV Show
1973 - US President Richard Nixon administration imposes 60-day economy-wide price freeze, superseding Special Rule No. 1 for oil companies
1976 - 12th Mayor's Trophy Game Yanks beat Mets 8-4
1992 - Anne-Marie Palli wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic
2001 - China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan form the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

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Today in History for 14th June 2017

Today in History - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 21:02
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1934 - Hitler and Benito Mussolini meet in Vienna
1944 - General Charles de Gaulle lands at Courselles France
1957 - Edouard Carpentier beats Lou Thesz to become NWA wrestling champion
1962 - Albert DeSalvo, better known as the Boston Strangler, murders Anna Slesers, his first victim
1969 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on David Frost's British TV Show
1987 - Colleen Walker wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic

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Famous Birthdays

1691 - Jan Francisci, Slovak composer, born in Banská (d. 1758)
1922 - Arthur Jacobs, English musicologist (Penguin Dictionary of Music), born in Manchester (d. 1996)
1955 - Larry Burrows, fictional character (Mr Destiny)
1967 - Wendy Lian Williams, US diver (Olympic-bronze-88, 92), born in St Louis, Missouri
1988 - Kevin Michael McHale, American singer
1989 - Courtney Halverson, American actress

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Famous Deaths

1908 - Frederick Arthur Stanley, Governor general of Canada (b. 1841)
1946 - John Logie Baird, Scottish inventor and father of the television, dies of a stroke at 57
1960 - Vladimir Nikolayevich Kryukov, composer, dies at 57
1997 - Henry C Gordon, USAF/astronaut (Dynasoar), dies at 71
2005 - Carlo Maria Giulini, Italian conductor (b. 1914)
2016 - Ann Morgan Guilbert, American actress (The Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 87

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#10: Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA

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Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA
Jimmy Fallon (Author), Miguel Ordóñez (Illustrator)
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#9: I Love You Daddy

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I Love You Daddy
Jillian Harker (Author), Kristina Stephenson (Author)
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#10: Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks from A to Z (A Chunky Book(R))

Rick's aStore at Amazon - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 22:47
Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks from A to Z (A Chunky Book(R))
Richard Scarry (Author)
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Famous Deaths for 13th June 2017

Famous Deaths - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 21:05

1142 - Godfried II, duke of Brabant/Neth-Lotharingen, dies
1865 - Cleaveland J Campbell, Union brigadier general, dies at about 29
1905 - Tippo-Tip, [Hamed ben Mohammed], Zanzibar merchant, dies at about 67
1939 - Arthur Coningham, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1894), dies
1943 - Kočo Racin, Macedonian poet (b. 1908)
1982 - Abdul Aziz Khaled, King of Saudi-Arabia, dies at 69
1989 - Fran Allison, actress (Kukla, Fran and Ollie), dies at 81
1998 - Birger Ruud, Norwegian athlete (b. 1911)
2008 - Gertrude Fröhlich-Sandner, Austrian politician (b. 1926)
2009 - Fathi Yakan, Lebanese leader and Muslim cleric (b. 1933)

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Famous Birthdays for 13th June 2017

Famous Birthdays - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 21:04

1884 - Etienne Gilson, French philosopher (d. 1978)
1901 - Tage F Erlander, Swedish premier (1946-69)
1911 - Luis W Alvarez, physicist (Nobel-1968) [or Jan 17]
1912 - Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, French Canadian poet (d. 1943)
1918 - Ben Johnson, Foraker Oklahoma, actor (Chisum, Battle Force, Dillinger), (d. 1996)
1948 - Joe Roth, American executive, producer and film director
1963 - Randy Gilhen, Zweibrucken Ger, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
1971 - David Mendenhall, actor (Over the Top, Space Raiders, Witchfire)
1973 - Kasia Kowalska, Polish pop rock singer
1974 - Takahiro Sakurai, Japanese voice actor

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Historical Events for 13th June 2017

Historical Events - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 21:03

1665 - Battle of Lowestoft, off Suffolk, England: English fleet beats Dutch
1727 - Spain underwrites Preliminairy of Paris
1828 - Simon Bolívar proclaimed dictator
1917 - World War I: the deadliest German air raid on London during World War I is carried out by Gotha G bombers and results in 162 deaths, including 46 children, and 432 injuries.
1925 - Charles Jenkins demonstrates the transmission of synchronized pictures and sound (early television)
1946 - King Umberto II of Italy abdicates
1959 - "Sammy Kaye Show" last airs on ABC-TV
1978 - Israeli Defense Forces withdraw from Lebanon.
2000 - President Kim Dae Jung of South Korea meets Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang.
2004 - 50th LPGA Championship won by Annika Sörenstam

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Today in History for 13th June 2017

Today in History - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 21:02
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1798 - Mission San Luis Rey de Francia founded in California
1898 - Yukon Territory of Canada organized, Dawson chosen as capital
1933 - Federal Home Owners Loan Corporation authorized
1936 - 2nd Belgian government of Van Zealand forms
1988 - Boston Red Sox are 10 games back in AL, and go on to win AL East
2004 - 50th LPGA Championship won by Annika Sörenstam

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Famous Birthdays

823 - Charles II, the Bald, King of France (843-77)/emperor (875-77)
1761 - Anton Wranitzky, composer
1887 - Bruno Frank, German-born writer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1945)
1894 - Isaak E Babel, Russian writer (Konarmija, Marija) [or Jul 13]
1913 - Etienne Leroux, major Afrikaans author.
1963 - Bettina Bunge, Switz, tennis player (Virginia Slims of California 1983)

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Famous Deaths

1749 - Jan F van Bloemen, [Orizonte], Flemish painter, dies at 87
1904 - Nikiphoros Lytras, Greek painter (b. 1832)
1946 - Edward Bowes, radio host (Major Bowes Amateur Hour), dies at 71
1969 - Ken Errair, American singer (Four Freshmen), dies in a plane crash at 39
1972 - Clyde McPhatter, American RandB singer (Drifters-Treasure My Love), dies at 39
1973 - Frantisek Suchy, composer, dies at 82

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#10: Just Me and My Dad (Little Critter)

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Just Me and My Dad (Little Critter)
Mercer Mayer (Author, Illustrator)
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#6: A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution

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A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution
Jennifer A. Doudna (Author), Samuel H. Sternberg (Author)
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Release Date: June 13, 2017

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Famous Deaths for 12th June 2017

Famous Deaths - Sun, 06/11/2017 - 18:05

1435 - John FitzAlan, 14th Earl of Arundel, English military leader (b. 1408)
1878 - William Cullen Bryant, American poet, dies at 83
1887 - Gustav Weber, composer, dies at 41
1947 - Jazeps Medins, composer, dies at 70
1962 - John N Ireland, English composer/pianist (Epic March), dies at 82
1966 - Hermann Scherchen, German conductor/music publisher, dies at 74
1995 - Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, pianist, dies at 75
2002 - Bill Blass, American fashion designer, dies at 79
2006 - György Ligeti, Hungarian classical composer (Le Grand Macabre), dies at 83 (b. 1923)
2006 - Kenneth Roy Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian businessman and art collector (b. 1923)

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Famous Birthdays for 12th June 2017

Famous Birthdays - Sun, 06/11/2017 - 18:04

1107 - Emperor Gaozong of China (d. 1187)
1825 - John Cook, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1910)
1920 - Dave Berg, American cartoonist (d. 2002)
1930 - Hans Koetsier, Dutch sculptor (KLM-Schiphol)
1959 - Jenilee Harrison, actress (Cindy-3's Company, Dallas), born in Glendale, California
1967 - Icíar Bollaín, Spanish actress, director and writer
1968 - Scott Aldred, pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Flint, Michigan
1970 - Damon Buford, outfielder (Texas Rangers), born in Baltimore, Maryland
1977 - Kenny Wayne Shepherd, American blues-rock guitarist
1979 - Dallas Clark, American football player

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Historical Events for 12th June 2017

Historical Events - Sun, 06/11/2017 - 18:03

1534 - Turkish admiral Chaireddin "Barbarossa" allows Giulia Gonzaga to kidnap and plunder Naples
1665 - New Amsterdam legally becomes an English colony and renamed New York after English Duke of York
1701 - Act of Settlement gives English crown to Sophia, Princess of Hanover
1859 - Comstock Silver Lode in Nevada discovered
1919 - Dutch 2nd Chamber accord for equal Christian-public education
1930 - 34th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 287 at Interlachen CC Minn
1978 - David Berkowitz sentenced in NY Supreme Court to 25 yrs to life
1990 - Egypt (500-1 longshot) ties favorite the Netherlands 1-1 in World Cup game
2005 - 51st LPGA Championship won by Annika Sörenstam
2015 - Zimbabwe discards its own currency, offering an exchange of $1 for 35 quadrillion Zimbabwean dollars

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