Today in History for 13th June 2021

Historical Events

1727 – Spain underwrites Preliminairy of Paris
1915 – US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: American based Norwegian Molla Bjurstedt beats Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 for her first of 4 straight US singes titles
1953 – Alec Bedser takes 14-99 (7-55 and 7-44) v Australia
1960 – “Alley-Oop” by Dyna-Sores peaks at #59
1987 – Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel and Anne Knabe complete cycling journey of 15,266 mi from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Argentina
2012 – A series of bombings across Iraq kill 93 and wound 300 people

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Famous Birthdays

1893 – Dorothy L. Sayers, English novelist (The Nine Tailors), born in Oxford, England (d. 1957)
1929 – Ralph McQuarrie, American conceptual designer (Star Wars, E.T.), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 2012)
1935 – Jeanne-Claude, French artist (Running Fence), born in Casablanca, French Morocco
1951 – Howard Leese, American guitarist, record producer, and musical director (Heart), born in Hollywood, California
1962 – Ally Sheedy [Alexandria], American actress (Wargames, Breakfast Club), born in NYC, New York
1964 – Jennifer Gillom, American WNBA center and forward (Phoenix Mercury/Olympic gold 1988), born in Abbeville, Mississippi

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Famous Deaths

1899 – [Robert] Lawson Tait, Scottish-born pioneering surgeon performed first salpingectomy for ectopic pregnancy, dies at 54
1995 – David Parry, guitarist, dies 53
1998 – Birger Ruud, Norwegian 90m ski jumper (Olympic gold 1932, 36), dies at 86
2005 – Lane Smith, American actor (b. 1936)
2016 – Ofelya Hambardzumyan, Armenian folk singer, dies at 91
2017 – Anita Pallenberg, Italian model and actress credited as the muse of the Rolling Stones, dies of complications of hepatitis C. at 75

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