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Today in History for 12th June 2017

Today in History - Sun, 06/11/2017 - 18:02
Historical Events

1928 - NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 2 triples and 2 HRs to be White Sox 15-7
1944 - British 12th airborne batallion and the 13th and 18th Hussars attack and capture Bréville
1973 - Coleraine bombings: six Protestant civilians were killed and 33 wounded by a Provisional Irish Republican Army car bomb in Coleraine, County Londonderry
1977 - 23rd LPGA Championship won by Chako Higuchi
1979 - Tigers fire manager Les Moss, hiring Sparky Anderson
1999 - Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian begins - a NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping force KFor enters the province of Kosovo in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

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Famous Birthdays

1951 - Brad Delp, guitarist (Boston-More Than a Feeling)
1951 - Dean Unruh, Riverton Wyoming, WLAF offensive line coach (Rhein Fire)
1953 - Allan Weiner, American radio station owner
1954 - Tineke Schouten, Dutch TV host
1963 - Warwick Capper, Australian rules footballer
1973 - Jason Caffey, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls)

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Famous Deaths

1878 - Hendrik J Jut, Dutch murderer [Head of Jut], dies at 26
1917 - Maria Teresa Carreno, composer, dies at 63
1985 - Edmund Perry, 17 and newly graduated from N.H. prep. high school, shot and killed in Manhattan by NYPD undercover officer Lee Vanhouten, who claimed Perry tried to rob him
1986 - Tony Desimone, combo leader (Ernie in Kovacsland), dies at 66
1996 - MacKenzie John, pipe major, dies at 83
2006 - Kenneth Roy Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian businessman and art collector (b. 1923)

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#7: Q&A a Day: 5-Year Journal

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Q&A a Day: 5-Year Journal
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Famous Deaths for 11th June 2017

Famous Deaths - Sat, 06/10/2017 - 18:04

1557 - John III, King of Portugal and the Algarves (1521-57), dies at 55
1796 - Samuel Whitbread, English brewer and Member of Parliament, dies at 75
1828 - Dugald Stewart, Scot philosopher (Scottish common sense), dies at 74
1903 - Nikolai Bugaev, Russian mathematician (b. 1837)
1970 - Aleksandr F Kerenski, Russian premier (1917), dies at 89
1994 - Herbert Anderson, actor (Henry-Dennis The Menace), dies at 77
1999 - DeForest Kelley, American actor (b. 1920)
2004 - Egon von Furstenberg, Swiss fashion designer (b. 1946)
2007 - Imre Friedmann, American scientist (b. 1921)
2012 - Ann Rutherford, Canadian actress, dies from heart disease at 94

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Famous Birthdays for 11th June 2017

Famous Birthdays - Sat, 06/10/2017 - 18:03

1902 - Vissarion Yakovlevich Shebalin, composer
1907 - Anton D Hildebrand, children's book writer (Man in the Moon)
1912 - William Baziotes, painter (abstract expressionist)
1934 - Pookie Hudson, vocalist (Goodnite Sweetheart Goodnite-Spaniels)
1943 - Buster Mathis, American heavyweight boxer, born in Sledge, Mississippi (d. 1995)
1944 - James "Ox" D A van Hoften, astronaut (STS 11, STS 20), born in Fresno, California
1958 - Kevin Wilkinson, English drummer (The Waterboys), born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (d. 1999)
1970 - Brock Marion, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys)
1970 - Roman Kontsek, hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
1982 - Eldar Rønning, Norwegian cross-country skier

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Historical Events for 11th June 2017

Historical Events - Sat, 06/10/2017 - 18:03

1685 - James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, rebels against Catholic king James II
1788 - Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reaches Alaska.
1864 - Battle of Laurel Hill, WV
1870 - 1st-stone Amstel Brewery opens in Amsterdam
1904 - Cubs' Bob Wicker no-hits NY Giants, wins in 12th on 1 hitter, 1-0
1924 - Koos Vorrink elected President of AJC
1934 - Disarmament conference in Geneva fails
1940 - Italy declares war on allies/raids Malta
1966 - French and German media mistakenly report death of Roger Daltry
1994 - Moshood Abiola becomes President of Nigeria

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Today in History for 11th June 2017

Today in History - Sat, 06/10/2017 - 18:01
Historical Events

1644 - Florentine scientist Evangelista Torricelli describes his invention of the mercury barometer in 1643 in a letter to Michelangelo Ricci
1960 - 92nd Belmont: Bill Hartack aboard Celtic Ash wins in 2:29.2
1966 - "On A Clear Day You..." closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 280 performances
1983 - "When I'm With You" by Sheriff peaks at #61
1989 - Robin Hood 16 wins LPGA Planters Pat Bradley Points Golf International
1994 - 126th Belmont: Pat Day aboard Tabasco Cat wins in 2:26.8

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Famous Birthdays

1886 - David Steinman, American bridge designer (Hudson, Triborough), born in NYC, New York
1912 - William Baziotes, painter (abstract expressionist)
1951 - Collis King, cricketer (WI all-rounder late 70s)
1953 - Peter Bergman, actor (All My Children, Starland Vocal Band), born in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
1972 - Joe O'Brien, WLAF defensive tackle (Scottish Claymores)
1978 - Ujjwala Raut, Indian supermodel

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Famous Deaths

1674 - Susanna van Baerle, Dutch poet/wife of Geeraert Burns, dies at 52
1900 - Charles Swinnerton Heap, composer, dies at 53
1903 - Nikolai Bugaev, Russian mathematician (b. 1837)
1908 - Georg Adler, German statehouse head, dies at 45
1986 - Robert E Howard, sci-fi author (Conan the Conqueror), dies at 80
1993 - Ray Sharkey, actor (Wiseguy, No Mercy, Body Rock), dies of AIDs at 40

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Famous Deaths for 10th June 2017

Famous Deaths - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 18:04

1903 - Luigi Cremona, Italian mathematician (grafostatica), dies
1909 - Edward Everett Hale, American author (b. 1822)
1934 - Frederick Delius, English composer (Suite Florida), dies at 72
1974 - Henry WFA, English duke of Gloucester/baron Culloden, dies at 74
1989 - Richard Quine, director/actor (Babes on Broadway), dies at 68
1993 - Alexis Smith, actress (Constant Nymph), dies of cancer at 72
1994 - Mary Maxwell Gates, philanthropist/mother of Bill Gates, dies at 64
2008 - Chinghiz Aitmatov, Kyrgyzstani-Soviet writer, dies of lung and kidney failure at 79
2010 - Metropolitan Basil Schott, Archbishop of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh (b. 1939)
2016 - Gordie Howe, Canadian NHL right wing (Detroit Redwings), dies at 88

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Famous Birthdays for 10th June 2017

Famous Birthdays - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 18:04

1632 - Esprit Fléchier, French writer and bishop (d. 1710)
1825 - Sondre Norheim, Norwegian skier (d. 1897)
1843 - Heinrich von Herzogenberg, composer
1886 - Baron Josse Emile van Dievoet, Flemish lawyer
1907 - Fairfield Porter, American painter (d. 1975)
1949 - Kevin Corcoran, actor (Swiss Family Robinson, Babes in Toyland), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2015)
1951 - Vicky Latta, equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
1965 - Vincent Perez, actor (The Crow-City of Angels)
1969 - Ronny Johnsen, Norwegian footballer
1971 - Bruno N'Gotty, French footballer

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Historical Events for 10th June 2017

Historical Events - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 18:03

1801 - Tripoli declares war on US for refusing tribute
1915 - British/French troops conquer German colony of Cameroon
1921 - Babe Ruth becomes all time HR champ with #120 (Gavvy Cravath)
1933 - Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker flip their car into a ravine. Parker suffers serious third degree burns from the accident which would affect her for the rest of her life.
1964 - Rolling Stones record their 12x5 album at Chess Studios in Chicago
1972 - Elvis Presley records a live album at NYC's Madison Square Garden
1984 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic
1987 - Discovery's SRBs and External Tank are mated
1990 - 89th Men's French Open: Andres Gomez beats Andre Agassi (6-3, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4)
2001 - 100th Women's French Open: Jennifer Capriati beats Kim Clijsters (1-6, 6-4, 12-10)

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Today in History for 10th June 2017

Today in History - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 18:02
Historical Events

1905 - 1st forest fire lookout tower placed in operation, Greenville, Me
1972 - Elvis Presley records a live album at NYC's Madison Square Garden
1981 - Seven Brothers Square in Bronx named honoring 7 Santini Bro Moving Co
1994 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
2001 - 100th Women's French Open: Jennifer Capriati beats Kim Clijsters (1-6, 6-4, 12-10)
2008 - The Gora Prai airstrike by the United States reportedly kills 11 Pakistani paramilitary troops.

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Famous Birthdays

1941 - Soraya Khashoogi, Leicester England, wife (Adrian Khashoogi)
1951 - Vicky Latta, equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
1959 - Timothy Van Patten, American actor (White Shadow, Master), born in Brooklyn, New York
1966 - Doug McKeon, NJ, actor (Big Shamus Little Shamus, Centennial)
1975 - Henrik Pedersen, Danish footballer
1977 - Mike Rosenthal, American football player, sports radio talk show host

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Famous Deaths

1654 - Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at 58
1735 - Thomas Hearne, English antiquarian (b. 1678)
1791 - Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte, French admiral (b. 1720)
1899 - Ernest Chausson, French composer (Solitude dance le bois), dies at 44
1923 - Pierre Loti, [Julien Viaud], French sea officer/writer, dies
1969 - Frank Lawton, actor (David Copperfield, Skin Game), dies at 64

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Famous Deaths for 9th June 2017

Famous Deaths - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 18:04

1839 - Gerrit J Pijman, Dutch minister of War (1798-1800), dies at 89
1863 - Benjamin Franklin "Grimes" Davis, Union major, dies in battle at 30
1871 - Anna Atkins, English botanist, photographer and the 1st person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images, dies of paralysis, rheumatism, and exhaustion at 72
1911 - Carry Amelia Moore Nation, American temperance leader, dies
1912 - Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian writer (b. 1852)
1953 - Ugo Betti, dramatist, dies
1974 - Phillip Tead, actor (Lightnin', Fighting Blade), dies at 80
1981 - Allen Ludden, game show host (Password), dies at 63
2000 - Jacob Lawrence, American painter (b. 1917)
2014 - Bob Welch, American MLB pitcher, dies at 57

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Famous Birthdays for 9th June 2017

Famous Birthdays - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 18:03

1661 - Tsar Feodor III of Russia (d. 1682)
1851 - Charles Joseph Bonaparte, French politician (d. 1921)
1908 - J F Williams-Wynne, Lord-Lieutenant (Gwynedd)
1910 - Vbilmos Demian, composer
1922 - Fernand Seguin, Canadian biochemist - Radio and TV animator (d. 1988)
1931 - Joe Santos, American actor (Rockford Files), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
1937 - Harald Rosenthal, German biologist
1963 - Gilad Atzmon, Israeli jazz musician and author
1972 - Wesley Reid Scantlin, Kansas City Missouri, American guitarist and singer (Puddle of Mudd)
1984 - Kaleth Morales, Colombian singer and songwriter (d. 2005)

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Historical Events for 9th June 2017

Historical Events - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 18:03

1075 - Battle at Homburg/Unstrut: German King Henry IV beats Saksen
1525 - Tax revolt in Hertogenbosch
1650 - The Harvard Corporation, the more powerful of the two administrative boards of Harvard, is established. It is the first legal corporation in the Americas.
1864 - Battle of Big Shanty, GA
1946 - 66,545 fans help Yanks break million attendance mark, the earliest
1974 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Desert Inn Golf Classic
1990 - Michael Jackson is hospitalized with inflamed rib cartilage
1993 - "Tout capour ca!" (1993) premieres in France
2002 - 101st Women's French Open: Serena Williams beats Venus Williams (7-5, 6-3)
2013 - 112th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats David Ferrer (6-3, 6-2, 6-3)

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Today in History for 9th June 2017

Today in History - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 18:01
Historical Events

1909 - Alice Huyler Ramsey, 22-year-old housewife from Hackensack, New Jersey, becomes the 1st woman to drive across the US, in a Maxwell 30, drives 3,800 miles from Manhattan to San Francisco in 59 days
1984 - Weird Al Yankovic gives a live performance at Starlight Amphitheater
1986 - Dow Jones-index hits record 45.71 points
1996 - 95th Women's French Open: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (6-3, 6-7, 10-8)
2002 - 101st Women's French Open: Serena Williams beats Venus Williams (7-5, 6-3)
2016 - World Health Organisation advises delaying pregnancy in areas with the Zika virus

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Famous Birthdays

1934 - Michael Mates, British politician (C) resigned during Asil Nadir scandal, born in Brentford, Middlesex
1939 - David Hobbs (auto racer)
1942 - Richard Hutton, cricketer (son of Len, 5 Tests 1971)
1944 - 23 puppies (record litter) born to Lena, a foxhound, Ambler Penn
1969 - Mitch McLee, [Douglas Lee Mitchell], Miles Mi, drummer (Southgang)
1982 - Christina Stürmer, Austrian singer

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Famous Deaths

597 - St. Columba, Christian missionary (b. 521)
1563 - William Paget, 1st Baron Paget, English statesman (b. 1506)
1911 - Carry Amelia Moore Nation, American temperance leader, dies
1989 - George Beadle, US Biologist and Nobel Laureate (biochemical genetics), dies at 85
1996 - Walter Pardon, carpenter/traditional singer, dies at 81
2015 - James Last, German-born composer and big band leader, dies at 86

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#10: The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

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The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts
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Famous Deaths for 8th June 2017

Famous Deaths - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 18:05

1628 - Rudolph Goclenius, German philosopher (b. 1547)
1688 - Hans Bontemantel, Amsterdams merchant, buried
1742 - Omobono Stradivari, Italian violin maker/son of Antonius, dies at 62
1803 - Joannes Natalis Paquot, Belgian priest/historian, dies at 80
1835 - Gian Domenico Romagnosi, Italian physicist (b. 1761)
1885 - Ignace Bourget, Bishop of Montreal (b. 1799)
1924 - Andrew Irvine, English mountain climber (climbing accident) (b. 1902)
1951 - Eugène Fiset, French Canadian military officer and politician (b. 1874)
1991 - Bertice Reading, Dutch actress (Moon in the Gutter), dies
1998 - Sani Abacha, President of Nigeria, dies at 54

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Famous Birthdays for 8th June 2017

Famous Birthdays - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 18:04

1823 - Robert Morris, 1st successful African American lawyer in the US and Abolitionist, born in Salem, Massachusetts(d. 1882)
1842 - John Q. A. Brackett, 36th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1918)
1896 - Samuel Gonard, chairman (International Red Cross)
1914 - Joseph de Pietro, US, 56kg weightlifter (Olympic-gold-1948)
1921 - Sheila Ryan, American actress (Big Fix, Mule Train, Ringside, Caged Fury), born in Topeka, Kansas (d. 1975)
1939 - Bernie Casey, Wyco WV, actor (Boxcar Bertha, Rent-a-Cop)
1941 - Joop H van den Berg, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA)
1944 - Mark Belanger, American baseball player (d. 1998)
1972 - David Sloan, NFL tight end (Detroit Lions)
1973 - Lucija Šerbedžija, Croatian actress

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Historical Events for 8th June 2017

Historical Events - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 18:03

1940 - Last British troops leave Narvik Norway
1969 - Brian Jones leaves The Rolling Stones
1969 - Mickey Mantle Day, 60,096 saw #7 retired (I was there-BTG)
1980 - 79th Men's French Open: Bjorn Borg beats Vitas Gerulaitis (6-4, 6-1, 6-2)
1986 - Longest 9 inning AL game (4h16m), Balt Orioles beat Yankees 18-9
1986 - Juli Inkster wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
1986 - Alleged Nazi Kurt Waldheim elected President of Austria
1986 - 85th Men's French Open: Ivan Lendl beats Mikael Pernfors (6-3, 6-2, 6-4)
1996 - Panama becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
2012 - A bus bombing in Pakistan kills 18 and injures 35 people

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Today in History for 8th June 2017

Today in History - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 18:02
Historical Events

1815 - 39 German states unite under Act of Confederation
1938 - Gert Terblanche, a local school boy, discovers fossils of an unknown 'robust-type' human ancestor, later named Paranthropus robustus by Robert Broom, at Kromdraai, Blaauwbank River Valley in South Africa
1950 - Test Cricket debut of Ramadhin and Valentine (8-104 1st inn) v England
1978 - Nevada jury rules Howard Hughes "Mormon Will" is a forgery
1995 - "Buttons on Broadway" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 40 performances
2003 - 102nd Women's French Open: Justine Henin-Hardenne beats Kim Clijsters (6-0, 6-4)

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Famous Birthdays

1806 - Gideon Johnson Pillow, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1878)
1849 - Juliaan Dillens, Flemish sculptor (Anspach Monument)
1897 - John G. Bennett, British scientist and author (d. 1974)
1929 - Earl Ferrers, British minister of state (Department of Environment)
1932 - Lady Littler, CEO (Gaming Board for Great Britain)
1955 - Tim Berners-Lee, English inventor of the World Wide Web, born in London

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Famous Deaths

1612 - Hans Leo Hassler, composer, dies at 49
1806 - George Wythe, US attorney (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at about 79
1871 - Satank, Kiowa indian chief, shot to death
1991 - Mary Bacon, jockey, dying of cancer, commits suicide by gun at 43
1992 - William McGowan, entrepreneur (MCI), dies at 64
2006 - Robert Donner, American actor (b. 1931)

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Famous Deaths for 7th June 2017

Famous Deaths - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 18:05

1847 - Adolph Gopel, German mathematician, dies at 35
1926 - Henry Charles Tonking, composer, dies at 63
1932 - Emil Paur, Austrian conductor, dies at 76
1983 - Daniele Amfiteatrov, composer, dies at 81
1983 - Charles von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, Belgium prince, buried
1990 - Barbara Baxley, actress (Norma Rae), dies at 63 of a heart attack
2001 - Víctor Paz Estenssoro, President of Bolivia (b. 1907)
2009 - Kenny Rankin, American singer (b. 1940)
2012 - Bob Welch, American musician, commits suicide by gunshot at 66
2015 - Sir Christopher Lee, English actor (The Lord of the Rings, Dracula), dies at 93

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