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Famous Deaths for 23rd June 2017

Famous Deaths - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 21:05

1137 - Adalbert I, archbishop of Mainz (1111-1137), dies
1926 - Viktor Vasnetsov, Russian painter (b. 1848)
1956 - Reyngol'd Moritsevich Glier, composer, dies at 81
1982 - Vincent Chin, Chinese-American hate crime victim (b. 1955)
1986 - Nigel Stock, actor (Lost Continent, Young Sherlock Holmes), dies
1988 - M Gregor-Dellin, writer, dies
1994 - Alan Frank, music publisher, dies at 83
1996 - William Walsh, academic, dies at 80
2006 - Aaron Spelling, American television producer (Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), dies at 83
2013 - Richard Matheson, American author and screen writer, dies at 87

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Famous Birthdays for 23rd June 2017

Famous Birthdays - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 21:04

1910 - Milt Hinton, American jazz bassist (d. 2000)
1936 - Costas Simitis, Prime Minister of Greece
1941 - Roger McDonald, Australian author
1943 - Vinton (Vint) Cerf, American Internet pioneer, Turing Award laureate
1955 - Pierre Corbeil, Canadian politician
1962 - Kevin Yagher, TV/film special effects technician
1965 - John "Chip" McKibben II, Balboa Island California, rower (Olympics-1996)
1968 - Ronnie West, WLAF RB (London Monarchs)
1983 - Jason Berrent, American performer
1996 - Charlie Jones, British actor

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Historical Events for 23rd June 2017

Historical Events - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 21:03

1760 - Battle of Landshut Silesia: Austria beats Prussia
1848 - Bloody insurrection of workers in Paris
1925 - Landslides create 3-mile long "Slide Lake" (Gros Ventre Wyoming)
1939 - US Congress establishes US Coast Guard Reserve (renamed US Coast Guard Auxiliary 1941) as uniformed volunteer units supporting the Coast Guard
1947 - US President Truman's veto of Taft-Hartley Act overridden by Congress
1952 - US airplanes bomb energy centers at Yalu Korea
1962 - "Subways Are after Sleeping" closes at St James NYC after 205 performances
1971 - WTVP TV channel 47 in Peoria, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1975 - 75th US Golf Open: Lou Graham shoots a 287 at Medinah CC ILL
1981 - "This Was Burlesque" opens at Princess Theater NYC for 28 performances

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Today in History for 23rd June 2017

Today in History - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 21:02
Historical Events

1894 - The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin
1917 - 31st U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt beats Marion Vanderhoef (4-6, 6-0, 6-2)
1931 - Wiley Post and Harold Catty took off for flight around world
1955 - Walt Disney's "Lady and the Tramp" released
1970 - Charles Rangel defeats Adam Clayton Powell in Democratic primary
1994 - Some 2,500 French troops head into Rwanda to protect civilians, the first outside forces sent there since UN

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Famous Birthdays

1596 - Johan Banér, Swedish soldier (d. 1641)
1824 - Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke, composer
1877 - Blair Fairchild, composer
1925 - Miriam Karlin, English actress
1925 - Richard Barber, cricketer (scored 12 and 5 in only Test NZ v WI 1956)
1940 - Mike Shrimpton, cricketer (occasional NZ Test batsman 1963-74)

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Famous Deaths

1771 - Jean-Claude Trial, composer, dies at 38
1916 - Victor Chapman, US legionaire/WW I pilot, killed
1971 - Walter Schulthess, composer, dies at 76
1991 - Antonio Jacinto, Angolan poet, dies at 66
1994 - Piet van Elk, cartoonist, dies at 74
2007 - Rod Beck, American Major League Baseball relief pitcher, dies at 38

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Famous Deaths for 22nd June 2017

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

1714 - Matthew Henry, English non-conformist minister (b. 1662)
1754 - Nicholas Siret, French baroque composer and organist, dies at 91
1843 - Gabriele Prota, composer, dies at 88
1892 - Pierre Ossian Bonnet, French mathematician (b. 1819)
1954 - Don Hollenbeck, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), dies at 49
1988 - Jesse Ed Davis, Native American guitarist, dies of a drug overdose at 43
1991 - Cameron Miller, actor (Portrait of Claire), dies at 82
1992 - M F K Fisher, cook book author, dies of Parkinson Disease at 83
1993 - Hannah Troy, fashion designer (petite), dies of heart attack at 93
2008 - Jane McGrath, British-born Australian cancer support campaigner (b. 1966)

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Famous Birthdays for 22nd June 2017

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

1757 - George Vancouver, surveyed Pacific coast from San Francisco to Vancouver Island
1871 - William McDougall, British psychologist and polymath (d. 1938)
1888 - Harold Burton, U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1964)
1892 - N. Howell Furman, American Chemist whose work on separating uranium contributed to the development of the atomic bomb
1898 - Erich Maria Remarque, German novelist (All Quiet on the Western Front)
1921 - Joseph Papp, Bkln, stage producer/director (Pirates of Penzance)
1945 - Howard Kaylan, rocker (Flo and Eddie/Turtles-Happy Together, Eleanor)
1950 - Murphy Cross, Harve de Grace Md, actor (Phyl and Mikhy, Perfect)
1970 - Rastko Cvetkovic, NBA center (Denver Nuggets)
1971 - Brant Brown, Porterville CA, infielder (Chicago Cubs)

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Historical Events for 22nd June 2017

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

431 - Council of Ephesus (3rd ecumenical council) opens
1377 - Richard II succeeds Edward III as king of England
1775 - 1st Continental currency issued ($3,000,000)
1910 - 1st airship with passengers sets afloat-Zeppelin Deutscheland
1955 - US air patrol plane shot down above Bering sea
1958 - Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open
1973 - George Harrison releases "Living in the Material World"
1981 - 2 Habash terrorists attack a travel agency in Greece killing 2
1990 - Florida passes a law which prohibits wearing a thong bathing suit
1996 - Saurav Ganguly scores 131 at Lord's on Test cricket debut

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Today in History for 22nd June 2017

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

1476 - Battle at Morat/Murten: Charles the Stout invades Switzerland
1775 - 1st Continental currency issued ($3,000,000)
1936 - Harry Froboess dives 110 m from airship into Bodensee and survives
1944 - US troops occupy Biak during Battle of Biak, New Guinea
1969 - Cleveland's Cuyahoga River catches fire due to pollution
1994 - Mets reliever John Franco sets lefty save mark at 253

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Famous Birthdays

1901 - Jack Whiting, actor/singer (Marge and Gower Champion Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1921 - Joseph Papp, Bkln, stage producer/director (Pirates of Penzance)
1922 - Bill Blass, American fashion designer (Nancy Reagan), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana (d. 2002)
1942 - Margreet M H Kamp, Dutch MP (VVD)
1967 - Al Carlay, Manila Philippines, US fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
1968 - Darrell Armstrong, NBA guard (Orlando Magic)

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Famous Deaths

1632 - James Whitelocke, English judge (b. 1570)
1935 - Szymon Askenazy, Polish historian, diplomat and politician (b. 1866)
1988 - Jesse Ed Davis, Native American guitarist, dies of a drug overdose at 43
1995 - Georges Yves Marie Congar, Dominican theologian cardinal, dies at 91
1996 - James Leander "Leo" Nichols, honorary consul, dies at 65
2006 - Moose (dog actor), dog actor popular for role on Frasier (b. 1990)

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Famous Deaths for 21st June 2017

Famous Deaths - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 21:05

524 - Chlodomir, king of the France to Orleans (511-24), dies at about 28
1652 - Inigo Jones, English architect (b. 1573)
1908 - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer (Sheherazade), dies at 64 (OS 8 Jun)
1925 - Jan H Leopold, poet/classical (translated Omar Khayyam), dies at 60
1934 - [James] Thorne Smith, US, sci-fi author (Stray Lamb, Turnabout)
1940 - Edouard Vuillard, French painter/graphic artist, dies
1981 - Gunnar Ek, Swedish composer, dies on his 81st birthday
1997 - Art Prysock, jazz musician, dies at 68
2011 - Robert Kroetsch, Canadian author (b. 1927)
2013 - Elliott Reid, American actor, dies from hart failure at 93

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Famous Birthdays for 21st June 2017

Famous Birthdays - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 21:04

1639 - Increase Mather, New England Puritan minister (d. 1723)
1839 - John Decatur Barry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1867)
1863 - Max Wolf, German astronomer (d. 1932)
1902 - Howie Morenz, Canadian professional ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens, Chicago Black Hawks, NY Rangers), born in Mitchell, Ontario (d. 1937)
1925 - Giovanni Spadolini, Italian politician (d. 1994)
1925 - Maureen Stapleton, Troy NY, actress (Airport, Coccoon, Plaza Suite)
1928 - Judith Raskin, American soprano (Susanna-Le Nozze di Figaro), born in NYC, New York
1967 - Pierre Omidyar, Iranian-American billionaire
1972 - Neil Doak, former Irish cricketer
1973 - Sammie Burroughs, linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)

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Historical Events for 21st June 2017

Historical Events - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 21:03

996 - Pope Gregory V crowns Otto III Roman Catholic German emperor of Elzas
1879 - Frank W. Woolworth opens his 1st successful "F. W. Woolworth Great Five Cent Store" on North Queen Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1930 - Ruth hits 3 HRs as Yanks blow 6-0 lead in 7th and lose 15-7
1945 - US defeat Japanese forces on Okinawa during WW II
1948 - Rhodes conference on Israeli-Arab war opens
1957 - Ellen Louks Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first woman Cabinet Minister.
1963 - Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) succeeds John XXIII
1975 - West Indies beat Australia by 17 runs to win Cricket World Cup
2003 - "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" the 5th book of the series by J. K. Rowling is published worldwide in English
2015 - Hackers ground 1400 passengers by attacking IT system at Warsaw Chopin airport in Poland

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Today in History for 21st June 2017

Today in History - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 21:02
Historical Events

1768 - 1st US bachelor of medicine degree (Dr John Archer)
1849 - Battle at Waghausel: Prussian troops beat Baden rebels
1933 - 1st Great Lakes-to-Gulf of Mexico barge trip completed, New Orleans
1941 - 2nd French troops occupies Damascus Syria
1986 - "Vienna Calling" by Falco peaks at #18
2012 - A boat of 200 asylum seekers headed to Australia capsizes and 110 survivors are rescued

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Famous Birthdays

1782 - Pyotr Kotlyarevsky, Russian general (d. 1852)
1790 - Wilhelm Speyer, composer
1882 - Rockwell Kent, artist/painter/illustrator (Canterbury Tales)
1906 - Luis Maria Millet, composer
1944 - Miguel Danus, Vicens rocker
1971 - Dipendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, Crown Prince/son of King of Nepal

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Famous Deaths

1652 - Inigo Jones, English architect (b. 1573)
1884 - Alexander, prince/last male descendent of Johan W Friso, dies
1970 - Sukarno, 1st President of Indonesia (1945-67), dies from kidney failure while under house arrest at 68
1987 - Madman Muntz, American entrepreneur, businessman, electrical engineer, TV commercial actor (b. 1914)
1999 - Karl Krolow, German poet and translator, dies at 84
2007 - Bob Evans, American restaurateur (b. 1918)

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Famous Deaths for 20th June 2017

Famous Deaths - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 21:05

1846 - Pieter Adams, architect of Rotterdam, dies at about 67
1933 - Clara Zetkin, German feminist/communist, dies
1959 - Hitoshi Ashida, Japanese politician, dies at 71
1963 - Joseph Self, murderer, executed; last Wash state execution in 25 yrs
1986 - Tim Herbert, comedian (Dagmar's Canteen), dies at 71
1994 - Bram Koopmans, cyclist/coach, dies at 78
1994 - Emmanuel Timothy, Sierra Leonean journalist, dies at 70
2005 - Larry Collins, American writer (b. 1929)
2006 - Billy Johnson, American baseball player (b. 1918)
2011 - Ryan Dunn, American actor (b. 1977)

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Famous Birthdays for 20th June 2017

Famous Birthdays - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 21:04

1819 - Jacques Offenbach, French composer (Tales of Hoffmann), born in Cologne, Germany
1887 - Kurt Schwitters, German/British dada-artist/poet (collages)
1909 - Joan Harrison, screenwriter
1934 - Cornel Taranu, composer
1948 - Ludwig Scotty, President of Nauru
1953 - Brian J Duffy, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 45, 57, 72, sk:92), born in Boston, Massachusetts
1960 - Michael Corbett, Collingwood NJ, actor (David-Young and Restless)
1964 - Paul David Goydos, PGA golfer (1994 BC Open-7th), born in Long Beach, California
1967 - Joseph William Cathcart, rock guitarist (Nelson-Love and Affection)
1979 - Charlotte Hatherley, English guitarist (Ash)

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Historical Events for 20th June 2017

Historical Events - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 21:03

451 - Battle of the Catalaunian Plains: Roman and Visigoths forces defeat Attila the Hun in north east France
1212 - French and Spanish crusaders unite against the Almohaden at Toledo
1675 - Abenaki, Massachusetts, Mohegan and Wampanoag indians form anti-English front under Metacom
1911 - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) incorporates (NY)
1932 - A's Roger Cramer gets 6 consecutive hits in a game (repeats in 1935)
1972 - Secret Meeting Between IRA and British Officials held
1976 - Disney's River Country opens at Bay Lake (closed 2001)
1993 - Tammie Green wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament
1995 - Space probe Ulysses begins 2nd passage behind the Sun
2011 - 1st Critics' Choice Television Awards: Modern Family wins Best Comedy Series, Mad Men wins Best Drama Series

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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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