Today in History for 10th June 2021

Historical Events

1863 – Battle of Brice’s Crossroads, Miss; Nathan Bedford Forrest w/3500 defeats 8000 Feds
1904 – British Open Men’s Golf, Royal St George’s GC: Jack White wins his only major title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up James Braid and J.H. Taylor, both former champions
1940 – French government moves to Bordeaux
1968 – “Danny Thomas Hour” last airs on NBC-TV
1982 – Battle of Sultan Yakoub – 3 IDF members captured
2018 – Actor Vince Vaughn arrested for drunk driving and resisting arrest near Los Angeles

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Famous Birthdays

1891 – Al Dubin, Swiss-American songwriter (Tiptoe Thru the Tulips), born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1945)
1941 – Shirley Owens Alston, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), born in Passaic, New Jersey
1951 – Burglinde Pollak, German DR, pentathlete (Olympic bronze 1972)
1968 – The D.O.C. [Tracy Curry], American rapper and producer (N.W.A.), born in Dallas, Texas
1968 – Kevin Donnalley, NFL guard/tackle (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
1973 – David Friedman, American child actor (Little House on the Prairie), born in Los Angeles, California

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Famous Deaths

1654 – Alessandro Algardi, Italian sculptor and architect, dies at 58
1982 – Addie “Micki” Harris, American singer (Shirelles – “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”; “Soldier Boy”), dies of a heart attack at 42
2002 – Benjamin Ward, 1st African American NYC Police Commissioner, dies at 75
2004 – Graeme Kelling, British pop guitarist (Deacon Blue), dies at 47
2007 – Charley Harper, American modernist artist, dies of pneumonia at 84
2007 – Augie Auer, Meteorologist and television presenter (b. 1940)

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