Today in History for 12th June 2021

Historical Events

1775 – 1st naval battle of Revolution-Unity (US) captures Margaretta (Br)
1875 – 9th Belmont: Bobby Swim aboard Calvin wins in 2:42.25
1944 – Churchill/Marshall/Arnold visit Montgomery’s HQ in Chateau de Creully
1944 – British 12th airborne battalion and the 13th and 18th Hussars attack and capture Bréville
1950 – 2 Air France DC-4s crash near Bahrain, about 100 die
1963 – “Cleopatra” directed by Joseph Mankiewicz and starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton premieres in NYC, then most expensive film ever made

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Famous Birthdays

1577 – Paul Guldin, Swiss astronomer and mathematician (Guldinus theorem), born in Mels, Switzerland (d. 1643)
1924 – George H. W. Bush, 41st US President (R, 1989-93) and 43rd US Vice President (R, 1981-89), born in Milton, Massachusetts
1957 – Timothy Busfield, American actor (30 Something, West Wing), born in East Lansing, Michigan
1967 – Icíar Bollaín, Spanish actress, director and screenwriter, born in Madrid
1968 – Scott Aldred, American MLB pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Flint, Michigan
1992 – Ryan Malgarini, American actor (Freaky Friday), born in Renton, Washington

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Famous Deaths

1616 – Cornelis F Schuyt, Dutch organist/composer (Madrigalen), dies
1761 – Meinrad Spiess, German composer, dies at 77
1789 – Jean E Liotard [Turk], Swiss painter (Maria-Theresia), dies
1990 – Terence O’Neill, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (Ulster Unionist Party: 1963-69), dies of cancer at 75
1998 – Theresa Merritt [Hines], American singer and actress (The Wiz, That’s My Mama), dies of skin cancer at 75
2015 – Monica Lewis, American jazz singer and film actress (Box Office, Affair with a Stranger), dies at 93

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