Today in History for 19th June 2021

Historical Events

1863 – Battle at Middleburg Virginia (100+ casualties)
1914 – British Open Men’s Golf, Prestwick GC: Harry Vardon of Jersey wins a record 6th Open Championship, 3 strokes ahead of defending champion J.H. Taylor
1942 – Paul Waner is 7th to get 3,000 baseball hits
1963 – Greek government of Pipinolis forms
1987 – Supreme Court rules school teaching evolution need not teach creation
2018 – Canada’s Senate votes to legalize recreational marijuana use, first major economy to do so

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Famous Birthdays

1861 – José Rizal, Filipino nationalist, author (‘Noli Me Tángere’, ‘El Filibusterismo’) and ophthalmologist, born in Calamba City, Laguna, Philippines (d. 1896)
1914 – Harry Lauter, American actor (Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Waterfront), born in White Plains, New York (d. 1990)
1942 – Jos Brink, Dutch TV host (Op Zoek)
1945 – Robert Franklin Palmer Jr., American writer, musicologist, and musician (Deep Blues), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
1970 – Scott Brumfield, guard (Cincinnati Bengals)
1982 – Alexander Frolov, Russian hockey player

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Famous Deaths

1584 – François, Duke of Anjou (b. 1555)
1768 – Benjamin Tasker, Governor of Maryland (b. 1690)
1794 – Richard H Lee, US farmer (signed US Declaration of Independence), dies at 62
1988 – Fernand Seguin, Canadian biologist (b. 1922)
2010 – Ursula Thiess [Schmidt], German actress (Monsoon, Bengal Brigade, Americano), dies at 86
2018 – Hubert Green, American golfer (US Open 1977, PGA 1985), dies of throat cancer at 71

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