Today in History

Historical Events

1662 - Charles II of Great Britain sells Dunkirk to France for 2.5 million livres (320,000 English pounds)
1691 - New royal charter for Massachusetts, now including Maine, Plymouth
1940 - German occupiers issue identity cards
1991 - MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 3
1992 - 1st World Series with non-US team, Toronto loses 3-1 to Braves
2018 - Student shoots and detonates a bomb killing 20 with 40 injured at Kerch polytechnic college, Crimea

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Famous Birthdays

1577 - Cristofano Allori, Italian painter (Judith)
1844 - Miguel Nieto, composer
1917 - Marsha Hunt, actress (Jennifer-Peck's Bad Girl, Jigsaw), born in Chicago, Illinois
1956 - Robin LO Linschoten, Dutch ass. secretary of Social Affairs (VVD)
1966 - Tommy Kendall, American race car driver and television personality
1966 - Doug McMillon, American CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (2014-), born in Memphis, Tennessee

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Famous Deaths

33 - Agrippina the Elder, Roman noblewoman (mother of Caligula), dies of starvation at 47
1972 - Turk Broda, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1914)