Today in History

Historical Events

1864 - Battle at Pilot Knob (Ft Davidson) American Civil War, Missouri: 1700 killed/injured
1879 - British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: Scotsman Jamie Anderson wins by 3 shots from countrymen Jamie Allen and Andrew Kirkaldy; 3rd consecutive title
1964 - Findings of the Warren Commission into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy released, finds Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone
1987 - Atlanta Braves Phil Niekro's final MLB appearance, he surrenders for 5 runs in 3 innings against the San Francisco Giants
2020 - Border fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan forces over disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh kills at least 23
2021 - RandB artist R. Kelly is convicted on nine counts of racketeering and sex trafficking after a six-week trial in New York

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Famous Birthdays

1601 - Louis XIII, King of France (1610-43), born in Palace of Fontainebleau, France (d. 1643)
1927 - Boris Porena, Italian composer, poet, and writer, born in Rome
1939 - Carol Lynn Pearson, American poet and writer
1953 - Mata Amritanandamayi, Indian religious leader
1969 - Robert Jones, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
1996 - Daeg Faerch, Danish-born Canadian actor

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Famous Deaths

1404 - William o...