Today in History

Historical Events

1961 - 65th Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:23:39; his 2nd event title
1967 - Italian boxer Nino Benvenuti beats American Emile Griffith in a 15 round points decision to win world middleweight crown at Madison Square Garden; start of famous trilogy of fights between the pair
1969 - Mont Expos Bill Stoneman no-hits Phillies, 7-0
1969 - The Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their 1st concert, at Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, California
1979 - Four Royal Ulster Constabulary officers are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army van bomb in Bessbrook, County Armagh; the bomb is believed to be the largest PIRA bomb used up to that point
1981 - New York Islander Dennis Potvin's 3 playoff power-play goals vs Edmonton Oilers tie NHL record

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Famous Birthdays

1865 - Ursula Ledóchowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic saint and foundress of the Ursulines of the Agonizing Heart of Jesus, born in Loosdorf, Austrian Empire (d. 1939)
1912 - Isador Caplan, British lawyer and Aldeburgh Festival pioneer, born in Blackpool, England (d. 1995)
1914 - George Davis, American art director (20th Century Fox), born in Kokomo, Indiana (d. 1984)
1961 - Frank J. Christensen, American labor leader, born in Chicago, Illinois
1970 - Redman [Reginald Noble], American rapper, born in Newark, New Jersey
1983 - Stanislav Chistov, Russian ice hockey player, born in Chelyabinsk, Russia