Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
June 15th

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-763*-BC- Assyrians record total solar eclipse event on clay tablet.Ref: 5
1215*In a meadow called Ronimed, between Windsor and Staines, England, King John of England sealed the Magna Carta, the first charter of English liberties. The Magna Carta is considered one of the most important historical documents defining political and human freedoms.Ref: 4
1381*A band of released prisoners drag Richard Imworth, head of Marshalsea prison, from St. Edward's chapel to Cheapside, where they behead him. The king's party prays at the desecrated chapel in the afternoon before meeting the rebels at Smithfield. The king promises to fulfill Tyler's demands. Reports are confused, but Tyler is rude to the king, picks a fight with a member of Richard's party, and is fatally wounded. Richard bravely subdues the mob, pardons the rebels, and bids them go home in peace. They disperse. Richard knights several of his companions, including the mayor of London. 
1520*(Protestant Reformation) Leo X issued the papal encyclical 'Exsurge Domine,' which condemned German Reformer Martin Luther as a heretic on 41 counts and branded him an enemy of the Roman Catholic Church.Ref: 5
1567*Jews are expelled from Genoa Italy.Ref: 5
1571*Harrow School, England, founded.Ref: 10
1607*Colonists in North America complete James Fort in Jamestown.Ref: 2
1664*NJ established.Ref: 5
1686*In Boston, the King's Chapel was organized. It was the first Anglican church established in colonial New England.Ref: 5
1692*(Salem Witch Trials) Twelve ministers of the colony, including Cotton Mather, advise the court not to rely on spectral evidence to convict the accused.Ref: 21
1749*(thru Nov 9) Captain C Tleron de Blainville leads an expedition to the Ohio country to restore New France’s authority, but fails in efforts. Halifax is established and constructed in Acadia [Nova Scotia] as a counter measure to Fortress Louisbourg.Ref: 92
1776*William Franklin, Governor of New Jersey, Tory, and son of Benjamin Franklin, is declared "an enemy of the liberties of this country". Three days later the Continental Congress would vote to have the younger Franklin imprisoned. (Ref: Smithsonian Magazine, p 85, 8/2003) 
1788*Since Oct 10th, 1786, 631 boats with 12,205 people aboard have been counted passing the garrison at Fort Harmar on the Ohio River near modern West Virginia.Ref: 61
1804*12th amendment ratified; deals with manner of choosing president.Ref: 5
1836*(new state) First acquired by the United States through the Louisiana Purchase, Arkansas officially became the 25th of the United States of America. The Land of Opportunity as Arkansas is called, was founded in the late 17th century by Frenchman Henri de Tonti. His intrepretation of Quapaw, the Indian tribe that lived in the area, was Arkansas. Little Rock, the state’s largest city is also its capital. The state bird and the state flower are the mockingbird and apple blossom, respectively.Ref: 4
1838*Catherine Hagerman becomes the first prostitute to be imprisoned in New York's Tomb's prison.Ref: 52
1846*The United States and Britain signed a treaty settling a boundary dispute between Canada and the United States in the Pacific Northwest.Ref: 70
1851*Jacob Fussell, Baltimore dairyman, sets up first ice-cream factory.Ref: 5
1857*The San Francisco Water Works is organized.Ref: 5
1860*First White settlement in Idaho (Franklin).Ref: 5
1871*Phoebe Couzins is first woman graduate of a US collegiate law school.Ref: 5
1876*Sara Spencer (R) is first woman to address a US presidential cconvention.Ref: 5
1877*Henry O. Flipper becomes the first African American to graduate from the US Military Academy at West Point.Ref: 2
1898*The US House of representatives approves the annexation of Hawaii.Ref: 2
1902*Canada's Maritime Provinces switch from Eastern to Atlantic time.Ref: 5
1907 44 nations meet in 2nd Hague Peace Conference.Ref: 5
1907*(Shipp) Defense lawyers began presenting their witnesses.Ref: 87
1915*US government mints first $50 gold pieces, for Panama Pacific Expo.Ref: 5
1916*President Woodrow Wilson signs a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America.Ref: 2
1916*Native Americans are proclaimed US citizens.Ref: 5
1917*Great Britain pledges the release of all Irish captured during the Easter Rebellion of 1916.Ref: 2
1917*Congress passed the Espionage Act of 1917. The act forbade espionage, interference with the draft, or attempts to discourage loyalty. It greatly increased the BOI's ability to deal with espionage and subversion during the war, but a lack of personnel hampered Bureau efforts in enforcing the law.Ref: 14
1918*1" of snow falls in Northern Pennsylvania.Ref: 5
1921*The final identification witness, Goodridge, testifies he had seen Sacco shooting from the car. The defense tries to impeach his testimony by implying a larceny charge had gone unpunished in return for his testimony. Judge Thayer refuses to allow the defense to introduce its impeaching evidence.Ref: 87
1924*Ford Motor Company manufactures its 10 millionth automobile.Ref: 5
1924*Native Americans are proclaimed US citizensRef: 5
1928*Republicans, convening in Kansas City, name Herbert Hoover their candidate for President.Ref: 2
1929*First time NY curb stock exchange transacts more business than NY Exch.Ref: 5
1932*Gaston Means is sentenced to 15 years for fraud in the Lindbergh baby kidnapping.Ref: 2
1934*Great Smokey Mountains National Park dedicated.Ref: 5
1947*The All-Indian Congress accepts a British plan for the partition of India.Ref: 2
1950*(Rosenberg) David Greenglass names Julius as the man who recruited him to spy for the Soviet Union.Ref: 87
1957*42.01 cm (16.54") of rainfall, East St Louis, Ill (state record).Ref: 5
1958 Greece severs military ties to Turkey because of the Cyprus issue.Ref: 2
1960*Argentina complains to UN about Israeli illicit transfer of Eichman.Ref: 5
1962*South Africa passes a bill setting death penalty for many crimes.Ref: 5
1964*The last French troops leave Algeria.Ref: 2
1967*Gov Reagan signs liberalized California abortion bill.Ref: 5
1971*Vernon E Jordan Jr, appointed exec director of National Urban League.Ref: 5
1977 The first general election in Spain since 1936 results in victory for the UCD (Union of Democratic Centre).Ref: 2
1978*King Hussein of Jordan married 26-year-old American Lisa Halaby, who became Queen Noor.Ref: 5
1979*Greater Europe Mission moved its headquarters from Chicago to Wheaton, IL. Founded in 1949, GEM is an evangelical missionary agency involved in church planting and evangelism in over a dozen European countries.Ref: 5
1982 Riots in Argentina after Falklands/Malvinas defeat.Ref: 5
1983*Supreme Court struck down state & local restrictions on abortion.Ref: 5
1986*Pravda announces high-level Chernobyl staff fired for stupidity.Ref: 5
1989*Ronald Reagan is knighted by Queen Elizabeth.Ref: 5
1990 (Trump) Donald Trump misses a payment on a junk bond used to finance one of his Atlantic City NJ resorts. (XDG, p 4A, 6/15/2000)Ref: 83
1991 India concluded its violence-racked elections, with the Congress Party of recently assassinated former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi gaining a plurality of votes.Ref: 6
1992*Yegor Gaidar appointed acting prime minister of Russia.Ref: 89
1992*Ghana Airways inaugurates flights to JFK Airport (NYC)Ref: 5
1992*Vice President Dan Quayle erroneously instructed a Trenton, N.J., elementary school student to spell potato as "potatoe" during a spelling bee.Ref: 70
1994*Israel and the Vatican established full diplomatic relations.Ref: 70
1994*Former President Jimmy Carter arrives in North Korea on a private mission to try to reduce tensions with the Communist nation. (XDG, p 4A, 6/15/2004)Ref: 83
1995*(OJ Simpson) During his murder trial, O.J. Simpson struggled to don a pair of gloves that prosecutors said were worn by the killer of Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.Ref: 70
1998*Richmond, VA. One teacher and one guidance counselor wounded by 14-year-old Quinshawn Booker in the school hallway. The man suffers an injury to the abdomen that wasn't life threatening; the woman is reportedly grazed.Ref: 88
1998*The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that state prison inmates are protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act.Ref: 70
2000*Al Gore named Commerce Secretary William Daley to take over his presidential campaign, replacing Tony Coelho, who had abruptly resigned, citing health problems.Ref: 6
1752*Benjamin Franklin and his son test the relationship between electricity and lightning by flying a kite in a thunder storm in Philadelphia (corner of 8th and Race).Ref: 2
1844*Vulcanized rubber was patented by Charles Goodyear of NY City. Vulcanized rubber later was made into tires with Goodyear’s name on them. Charles never benefited from his invention and was poverty-stricken.Ref: 4
1867*First gallstone operation performed by Dr. John Stough Bobbs in Indpls.Ref: 10
1869*Celluloid patented by John Wesley Hyatt, Albany, NY.Ref: 5
1878*Edward Muggeridge makes a first attempt at motion pictures (using 12 cameras, each taking one picture to see if all 4 of a horse's hooves leave the groundduring a gallop. Leland Stanford bet they didn't. He lost)Ref: 5
1919*Captain John William Alcock and Lt. Arthur Whitten Brown successfully completed the first non-stop transatlantic plane flight. They flew from Newfoundland to Ireland in 16 hours, 12 minutes and won the $50,000 prize offered by the London Daily Mail.Ref: 4
1951*First coml electronic computer dedicated Phila.Ref: 5
1978*Soyuz 29 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6; they stay 139 days.Ref: 5
1979*First space shuttle SRB qualification test firing; 122 seconds.Ref: 5
1985*En route to Halley's Comet, USSR's Vega 2 drops lander on Venus.Ref: 5
1988*NASA launches space vehicle S-213Ref: 5
1990 The ninth Fermat number was factored by Mannasse and Lenstra using British mathematician John Pollard's number field sieve. It two months using hundreds of computersRef: 62
1184 King Magnus of Norway is defeated by his rival, Sverre.Ref: 2
1219 King Valdemar brought victory for Denmark.Ref: 5
1389 Ottoman Turks crush Serbia in the Battle of Kosovo.Ref: 2
1775*The Second Continental Congress voted unanimously to appoint George Washington head of the Continental Army.Ref: 70
1779*American General Anthony Wayne captures Stony Point, NY.Ref: 2
1862*General J.E.B. Stuart completes his "ride around McClellan."Ref: 2
1864*Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton signs an order establishing a military burial ground out of Robert E. Lee's confiscated Virginia estate, which will become Arlington National Cemetery. (XDG, p 4A, 6/15/2000)Ref: 83
1864*Union forces miss an opportunity to capture Petersburg and cut off the Confederate rail lines. As a result, a nine month siege of Petersburg begins with Grant's forces surrounding Lee. The Union uses the 13-inch mortar "Dictator" mounted on a railroad flatcar at Petersburg. Its 200-pound shells had a range of over 2 miles. 
1864*Battle for Petersburg begins as Gen Grant assaults Confederate line.Ref: 5
1866 Prussia attacks Austria.Ref: 2
1915*Allied aircraft bombs Karlsruhe, Baden, in retaliation for German bombing of English towns.Ref: 38
1917*The Espionage Act is passed. 
1918*(and 16th) Austrian offensive at Asiago defeated by combined British and French force.Ref: 38
1940*In convoy HX-48, eastbound across the Atlantic ocean, submarine U-38 torpedoes and sinks Canadian merchant ship Erik Boye near the southwest tip of England. There are no casualties. This is the first Canadian merchant ship sunk in the Battle of the Atlantic.Ref: 2
1940*The French fortress of Verdun is captured by Germans.Ref: 2
1944*U.S. Marines invade Saipan in the Mariana Islands. (XDG, p 4A, 6/15/2000)Ref: 83
1944*The first bombing raid on Japan since the Doolittle raid of April 1942, as 47 B-29s based in Bengel, India, target the steel works at Yawata. (XDG, p 4A, 6/15/2000)Ref: 83
1999*Vessels from North Korea and South Korea clash on the Yellow Sea. About 30 North Korean sailors are believed killed. (XDG, p 4A, 6/12/2004)Ref: 83
1869*England’s Tom Allen was defeated by Mike McCoole of the United States in St. Louis, MO in the first international bare-knuckle fight for an American. Ouch!Ref: 4
1887*NY Giants beat Phila Phillies 29-1.Ref: 5
1894*Phillies beat Cincinatti Reds, 21-8.Ref: 5
1902*Justin Clark of Corsicana, TX minors hits 8 home runs in 1 game.Ref: 5
1909*Benjamin Shibe patented the cork-center baseball. A baseball stadium (Shibe Park in Philadelphia) was named for him.Ref: 4
1912*Babe (Ellsworth Tenney) Dahlgren baseball: Boston Red Sox, NY Yankees [World Series: 1939], Boston Braves, Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Dodgers, SL Browns, Philadelphia Phillies [all-star: 1943], Pittsburgh Pirates; died Sep 04, 1996Ref: 4
1918*50th running of Belmont Stakes (Johren wins).Ref: 5
1925*At Shibe Park, the A's are losing to the Indians in the seventh inning, 14-2. Philadelphia, in an amazing comeback, scores one run in the seventh and eighth and crosses the plate 13 times in the ninth to defeat Cleveland, 17-15.Ref: 1
1938*In the first night game played in Brooklyn, Reds Johnny Vander Meer pitches his second consecutive no-hitter beating the Dodgers, 6-0.Ref: 1
1947*First night game at Detroit Briggs Stadium (Tigers 4, Athletics 1).Ref: 5
1948*The Tigers play their first home game under the lights defeating the Philadelphia A's, 4-1. Actually, 52 years earlier a the club played night game but the results never made it into the books as an official game.Ref: 1
1951*Joe Louis scores his last knock out victory when he knocks out Lee Savold in a closed-circuit TV fight seen by fight fans in movie theatres in six cities.Ref: 4
1957*Yanks trade Billy Martin & Ralph Terry for Ryne Duran.Ref: 5
1958*Identical twins are split up by the Pirates as Eddie O¹Brien stays with Pittsburgh, but his brother Johnny along with third baseman Gene Freese are traded to the Cardinals for infielder Dick Schofield.Ref: 1
1962*Phillies score 10 runs in an inning against Reds en route to 13-8 win.Ref: 5
1963*SF Giants Juan Marichal no-hits Houston Colt 45s, 1-0.Ref: 5
1964*In a six player deal, the Cubs trade Lou Brock (will stay with team for fifteen years amassing 3,023 career hits) to Cards for Ernie Broglio (will last two and half seasons with 7-19 record for Chicago).Ref: 1
1965*Denny McLain enters the game in relief in the first inning and strikes out the first seven batters he faces to set a major league record. The Tigers go on to beat the Red Sox, 6-5.Ref: 1
1976*A 10-inch, mid-June rainfall in Houston, TX made it impossible for the Astros and the Pittsburgh Pirates to play ball in the Astrodome this night. With the parking lot under water and boats the only way to get to the stadium gates, the game was canceled.Ref: 4
1976*Yankees trade May, Martinez, Pagan, MacGregor & Demsey to Baltimore for Holtzman, Alexander, Grant Jackson, Elrod Henrick & Jim Freeman.Ref: 5
1977*The Mets trade the Franchise, Tom Seaver, to the Reds for pitcher Pat Zachry, second baseman Doug Flynn and minor leaguers Steve Henderson and Dan Norman. Dave Kingman is also traded by NY to the Angels for Bobby Valentine and a minor league player.Ref: 1
1980*Jorge Orta of Cleveland gets 6 hits in a baseball game.Ref: 5
1981*William Wrigley announces sale of club to Tribune Company for $20.5 million.Ref: 86
1982*Pitching one scoreless inning to protect a 1-0 lead, Red Sox reliever Jeff Reardon breaks Rollie Fingers' career save mark of 341.Ref: 1
1983*The Cardinals trade former MVP and Gold Glover Keith Hernandez for Met pitchers Neil Allen and Rick Ownbey.Ref: 1
1984*Thomas Hearns KOs Roberto Duran.Ref: 5
1985*The Chicago Cubs, in professional baseball since 1876, celebrated their 16,000th game by losing to the St. Louis Cardinals, 2-0.Ref: 4
1985*Pinklon Thomas successfully defends his WBC heavyweight title against Mike WeaverRef: 97
1987*Boxer Michael Spinks beat heavyweight Gerry Cooney in round five in their heavyweight boxing match in Atlantic City, NJ. Spinks was shorter and lighter than Cooney -- but a lot better.Ref: 4
1989*Baltimore Orioles pull their 9th triple play (vs Yankees).Ref: 5
1989*Baseball says it will announce a timetable for NL expansion within 90 days after the completion of a new Basic Agreement.Ref: 86
1992*Erie Sailors play the Florida Marlins first-ever Minor League game, losing 6-5 to the Jamestown Expos in 13 innings. John Lynch throws the first pitch, Brad Clem takes the first at-bat and later collects the first hit, and Lou Lucca drives in Scott Samuels with the first run in Marlins organizational history.Ref: 86
1996*The first Dodger triple play in forty-seven years is turned by infielders Juan Castro, Delino DeShields and Eric Karros.Ref: 1
1999*Brewer pitcher Jim Abbott, who was born without a right hand, gets his first hit in his 11-year career. He previously played exclusively for AL teams and didn't bat due to the DH rule.Ref: 1
1999*Oriole Will Clark gets his 2,000th career hit in the 10-inning victory over the Royals, 6-5.Ref: 1
2000*Denis Savard, Joe Mullen and Walter L. Bush Junior were selected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.Ref: 6
1889*Fiction: Start of the Sherlock Holmes Adv "The Stockbroker's Clerk" (BG).Ref: 5
1894*America's first commercial museum organized in Philadelphia.Ref: 10
1936 Al Jolson and Ruby Keeler starred in Burlesque on the Lux Radio Theatre.Ref: 4
1956*John Lennon (15) & Paul McCartney (13) meet for the first time as Lennon's rock group The Quarrymen perform at a church dinner.Ref: 5
1963*Kyu Sakamoto from Kawasaki, Japan, reached the number one spot on the pop music charts with Sukiyaki. The popular song captivated American music buyers and was at the top of the Billboard pop chart for three weeks. In Japan, where Sakamoto was enormously popular, Sukiyaki was known as Ue O Muite Aruko (I Look Up When I Walk). The entertainer met an untimely fate in 1985. Kyu (cue) Sakamoto was one of 520 people who perished in the crash of a Japan Air Lines flight near Tokyo. He was 43 years old.Ref: 4
1968*John Lennon & Yoko Ono plant an acorn at Conventry Cathedral.Ref: 5
1969*"Hee Haw" with Roy Clark & Buck Owens premiers on CBS TV.Ref: 5
1973 "American Graffiti" opens in NYC.Ref: 5
1990 "Dick Tracy" with Warren Beatty & Madonna premiersRef: 5
1330*Edward the Black Prince, prince of Wales (1343-1376), the eldest son of Edward III, is born.Ref: 68
1711*(Declaration of Independence) (date speculative) John Hart, US farmer, signer of the Declaration of Independence, is born in Stonington, CT. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1714*(Declaration of Independence) (date speculative) Matthew Thornton, physician, signer of the Declaration of Independence, is born in Ireland. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1716*(Declaration of Independence) (date speculative) George Taylor, ironmaster, signer of the Declaration of Independence, is born in Ireland. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1719*(Declaration of Independence) (date speculative) James Smith, lawyer, signer of the Declaration of Independence, is born in Dublin, Ireland. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1724*(Declaration of Independence) (date speculative) John Morton, judge, signer of the Declaration of Independence, is born in Ridley, PA. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1726*(Declaration of Independence) (date speculative) George Wyeth, lawyer, signer of the Declaration of Independence, is born in Elizabeth City County (Hampton) VA. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1735*(Declaration of Independence) (date speculative) Button Gwinnett, merchant, signer of the Declaration of Independence, is born in Down Hatherly, England. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1741*(Declaration of Independence) (date speculative) George Walton, judge, signer of the Declaration of Independence, is born in Prince Edward County, VA. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1743*(Declaration of Independence) (date speculative) Thomas Stone, lawyer, signer of the Declaration of Independence, is born in Charles County, MD. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1763*Franz Danzi, German composer of operas, lieder and symphonies, is born.Ref: 70
1767*Rachel Jackson (Donelson Robards), US First Lady, wife of 7th President Andrew Jackson is born.Ref: 4
1815*Hablot Knight Browne, English illustrator; depicted Dickens' characters, is born.Ref: 70
1835*Adah Isaacs Menken, American actress and poet, is born.Ref: 70
1843*Edvard Grieg, composer, is born in Bergen, Norway. (Also: Cross, Milton, "Encyclopedia of the Great Composers and Their Music", Doubleday & Co, 1953)Ref: 4
1855*(day unknown) or 1854(?) Australian bushranger and folk hero Edward "Ned" Kelly is born near Beveridge in what is now Victoria, Australia, of John and Ellen Kelly. Ref 
1861*Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Austrian contralto, is born.Ref: 70
1880*Nagano Osami, Japanese admiral; planned the Pearl Harbor attack, is born.Ref: 70
1887*Malvina Hoffman, American sculptor, is born.Ref: 70
1888*Maria Dermo–t Java, Dutch novelist (The 10,000 Things), is born.Ref: 5
1894*Robert Russell Bennett Kansas City, composer/arranger (Oklahoma!), is born.Ref: 5
1900*Otto Clarence Luening Milwaukee Wisconsin, composer (Sonority Canon), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Erik H Erickson, psychologist (Existentionalist), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Max Rudolf Frankfurt Germany, conductor (G”teberg Symphony Orch), is born.Ref: 5
1910*David Rose London England, orch leader (Red Skelton Show, Stripper), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Saul Steinberg, Romania, cartoonist, illustrator (New Yorker), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Yury Andropov, Russian head of the KGB (1967-82), is born.Ref: 70
1917*Leon Payne country artist, songwriter: I Love You Because, Lost Highway, They’ll Never Take Her Love, I Heard My Heart Break Last Night, The Blue Side of Lonesome; is killed.Ref: 4
1921*Erroll Garner ASCAP Award-winning jazz pianist: Misty [1984]; Dreamy, That’s My Kick, Moment’s Delight, Solitaire; is born.Ref: 4
1922*Morris (King) Udall politician (Rep-D-Az): US Congressman from Arizona; is born.Ref: 5
1923*Erroll Garner is born.Ref: 10
1930*Marcel Pronovost Hockey Hall-of-Famer: Detroit Red Wings [4 Stanley Cup winners], Toronto Maple Leafs [Stanley Cup: 1967], is born.Ref: 4
1932*Mario Cuomo (Gov-D-NY), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Belinda Lee England, actress (Who Done It, Runaway Bus), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Waylon Jennings Littlefield TX, country singer (Dukes of Hazzard), is born.Ref: 68
1938*Billy (Leo) Williams baseball: Chicago Cubs [Rookie of the Year: 1961/all-star: 1962, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1972, 1973], Oakland Athletics, is born.Ref: 4
1939*Ty (Tyrone Alexander) Cline baseball: Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, SF Giants, Montreal Expos, Cincinnati Reds [World Series: 1970], is born.Ref: 4
1941*Harry Nilsson [Johnny Niles], laid-back singer/songwriter, is born.Ref: 5
1942*Xaveria Hollander [DeVries], Surabaya Indonesia, author (Happy Hooker), is born.Ref: 5
1942*(John) Bruce Dalcanton baseball: pitcher: Pittsburgh Pirates, Kansas City Royals, Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox, is born.Ref: 4
1943*Aron Kincaid LA Calif, actor (Warren-Bachelor Father, Ski Party), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Inna Ryskai USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-2 gold/2 silver-1964-76), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Danny O’Shea hockey: Canadian Olympic Hockey team [1968]; NHL: Minnesota North Stars, Chicago Blackhawks, St. Louis Blues, is born.Ref: 4
1945*Nicola Pagett actress (Oliver's Story, Privates on Parade), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Rod Argent England, keyboardist (The Zombies-She's Not There), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Ken (Kenneth Joseph) Henderson baseball: SF Giants, Chicago White Sox, Atlanta Braves, Texas Rangers, Cincinnati Reds, NY Mets, Chicago Cubs, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Janet Lennon singer: group: Lennon Sisters: Lawrence Welk Show, The Andy Williams ShowRef: 4
1946*Judy Pace LA Calif, actress (Young Lawyers), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Lee Purcell NC, actor (Big Wednesday, Mr Majestyk), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Actor Jim Varney (The Beverly Hillbillies, Ernest Goes to Jail, Ernest Saves Christmas), is born.Ref: 4
1949*Dusty (Johnnie B) Baker baseball: Atlanta Braves, LA Dodgers [World Series: 1977, 1978, 1981/all-star: 1981, 1982], SF Giants, Oakland Athletics, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Simon Callow actor: Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Howard’s End, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, A Room with a View, Amadeus; author: Orson Welles, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Russ Hitchcock singer: group: Air Supply: The One that You Love, Love and other Bruises, is born.Ref: 4
1950*Noddy (Neville) Holder musician: guitar, singer, songwriter: group: Slade: Get Down and Get with It, Coz I Love You, Mama Weer All Crazee Now, Cum On Feel the Noize, Skweeze Me Pleeze Me, Merry Xmas Everybody, We’ll Bring the House Down, My Oh My, Run Run Away, is born.Ref: 4
1950*Heidi Scholler Germany, first woman to take olympic oath (1972), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Tom Forzani CFL wide receiver (Calgary Stampeders), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Rita Lee Federic Wisc, playmate (November, 1977), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Jim Belushi Chicago Ill, comedian (Sat Night Live, Trading Places), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Terri Gibbs Augusta Ga, blind singer (Somebody's Knockin'), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Julie Hagerty actress: Airplane!, Airplane II: The Sequel, Women of the House, Noises Off, What About Bob?, Reversal of Fortune, Lost in America, The House of Blue Leaves, is born.Ref: 4
1955*Tree Rollins Winter Haven Fla, NBA center (Cleve Cavaliers), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Polly Draper Palo Alto Calif, actress (Ellyn-30 Something, Hooters), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Clio Goldsmith Paris France, actress (The Gift), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Wade Boggs, Nebraska, Red Sox 3rd baseman (AL bat champ 1985-88), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Eileen Davidson actress (Young & Restless, House on Sorority Row), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Helen (Elizabeth) Hunt, Los Angeles CA, actress (Jill-Amy Prentiss, Lisa-It Takes Two), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Courtney Cox Birmingham Ala, actress (Family Ties, Cocoon II), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Carrie Mitchum LA Calif, actress (Donna-Bold & Beautiful), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Leah Remini actress: The King of Queens, Living Dolls, Glory Daze, Follow Your Heart, is born.Ref: 4
1971*Jake Busey actor: Starship Troopers, Shimmer, Twister, Contact, Enemy of the State, Shasta McNasty; son of actor Gary Busey, is born.Ref: 4
1972*Justin Leonard golf: champ: 1996 Buick Open [1996[, Kemper Open [1997], British Open [1997], The Players [1998], Westin Texas Open [2000], is born.Ref: 4
1973*Neil Patrick Harris Albuquerque NM, actor (Doogie Howser), is born.Ref: 5
1381*Wat Tyler, leader of English Peasants' Revolt, beheaded in London.Ref: 5
1467*Philip the Good Duke of Burgundy, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1649*Margaret Jones of Charlestown became the first person tried and executed for witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts.Ref: 5
1779*(Declaration of Independence) (month, day unspecified) Thomas Lynch, farmer, signer of the Declaration of Independence, dies at sea. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1785*Jean Pilatre de Rozier, first man to fly in hot air balloon, becomes 1st fatality in aviation history over the English Channel.Ref: 5
1788*(day speculative) Shawnee chief Blackfish is allegedly killed by Polly Stinson in a raid of the Stinson home in Madison County, Kentucky.Ref: 54
1849*James Knox Polk the 11th US President [1845-1849], dies in Nashville, Tenn at age 53.Ref: 5
1858*Christians massacred at Jedda.Ref: 10
1888 Fredrich III Germany dies.Ref: 10
1896*Tsunami strikes Shinto festival on beach at Sanriku Japan 27,000 are killed, 9,000 injured, with 13,000 houses destroyed.Ref: 5
1920*Three African Americans are lynched in Duluth, Minnesota, by a white mob of 5,000.Ref: 2
1929*Charles Brush, American inventor and industrialist, dies at age 80.Ref: 70
1938*Ernst L Kirchner, German Expressionist painter and printmaker, dies at age 58.Ref: 70
1941*Evelyn Underhill, English mystical poet, dies at age 65.Ref: 70
1968*Sam (Samuel Earl) Crawford ‘Wahoo Sam’: Baseball Hall of Famer: Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers [all-star: 1907, 1908, 1909]; holds individual career record of 312 triples; dies.Ref: 4
1968*Wes (John Leslie) Montgomery jazz guitarist: Windy, Goin’ Out of My Head, Wes’ Tune, Sunny; dies of a heart attack at 48.Ref: 5
1971*Wendell Stanley, American Nobel Prize-winning biochemist (1946), dies at age 66.Ref: 70
1972*Rock fall inside Vierzy Tunnel (France) causes 2 train crash; 107 dieRef: 5
1982*Neil Fitzgerald Irish actor, dies at 90, in Princeton NJ.Ref: 5
1984*Composer (of "The Music Man") Meredith Wilson (Reiniger) dies at age 82.Ref: 4
1984*Ned Glass actor, dies at 78 of heart failure.Ref: 5
1984*Meredith Wilson (Reiniger) composer: The Music Man, The Unsinkable Molly Brown; dies at age 82.Ref: 4
1985*Meredith Wilson dies.Ref: 5
1989*Actor Victor French ("Little House On The Prairie", "Highway To Heaven") dies at 54 of cancer.Ref: 4
1989*Ray McAlly actor, dies in Dublin at 63.Ref: 5
1991*Mount Pinatubo (Phillipines) erupts for first time in 600 years with a vengeance in the Philippines killing 435 people. The volcano covered the surrounding area with ash which turned into mud following severe rainstorms. Villages and US military bases (Clark Air Force Base and Subic Bay Naval Base) were evacuated. Clark Air Force Base was subsequently closed.Ref: 72
1991*Happy Chandler, American politician and baseball commissioner (1945-51), dies at age 92.Ref: 70
1992*Ed (Edmund Walter) Lopat (Lopatynski) baseball: pitcher: Chicago White Sox, NY Yankees [World Series: 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953/all-star: 1951], Baltimore Orioles; dies.Ref: 4
1993*John Connally former governor of Texas: suffered gunshot wounds during Kennedy assassination in 1963; dies at age 76.Ref: 4
1993*James Hunt, British auto racer, dies at age 45 in London, England. (also TWA, 1994)Ref: 68
1996*Ella Fitzgerald, the "first lady of song," dies in Beverly Hills, CA, at age 78. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1996*A truck bomb blew up in a retail district of Manchester, England, injuring more than 200 people in an attack claimed by the Irish Republican Army. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1999*A magnitude 6.7 earthquake in central Mexico kills at least 17 people. (XDG, p 4A, 6/12/2004)Ref: 83
2003*Hume Cronyn (Blake), London Ontario, actor (World According to Garp, Cocoon), dies.Ref: 4

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