Today in History

Historical Events

1793 - Georges Couthon chosen member of French Committee the Salut Public
1928 - Indianapolis 500: Louis Meyer wins in 5:01:33.725 (160.101 km/h)
1932 - Yankees dedicate a plaque to Miller Huggins
1966 - US launches Surveyor 1 to Moon
1986 - Barry Bonds makes his MLB debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates
1991 - 64th National Spelling Bee: Joanne Lagatta wins spelling antipyretic

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Famous Birthdays

1914 - Bobby Sherwood, Indianapolis Ind, orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show)
1936 - Keir Dullea, actor (2001, 2010, David and Lisa), born in Cleveland, Ohio
1940 - David Ackroyd, Orange NJ, actor (I Come in Peace, Memories of Me)
1949 - Bob Willis, cricketer (superb England fast bowler 1971-84)
1968 - Jerry Springer, White Plains NY, Canadian Tour golfer
1972 - Soichiro Hoshi, Japanese seiyuu

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Famous Deaths

1696 - Henry Capell, 1st Baron Capell, First Lord of the British Admiralty (b. 1638)
1922 - David Mendes Chumaceiro, Curacaos poet (Adelfas), dies at 45
1941 - Prajadhipok, Rama VII, king of Thailand (b. 1893)
1961 - Rafael L Trujillo Molina, dictator Dom Rep (1930-61), murdered at 69
1973 - Hal Hastings, orchestra leader (Chevrolet on Broadway), dies at 66
1979 - Jack Raine, actor (Quartet), dies at 82

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