Today in History for 23rd June 2022

Historical Events

1585 – Spanish army under Tassis beats Amerongen Staatse troops
1940 – After conquering France, Adolf Hitler visits Paris and views the Eiffel Tower and the grave of Napoleon Bonaparte
1944 – Thomas Mann becomes a US citizen
1967 – US Senate censures Thomas J Dodd from Connecticut (D). for misusing campaign funds
1973 – World Court condemns French nuclear tests in the Pacific
2019 – Turkey’s ruling AK party lose the re-run of Istanbul’s mayoral election to Ekrem Imamoglu of the Republican People’s Party

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Famous Birthdays

1799 – John Milton Bernhisel, American physician (d. 1881)
1907 – Dercy Gonçalves, Brazilian comedienne (d. 2008)
1910 – Jean Anouilh, French dramatist (Antigone, The Lark), born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1987)
1950 – Sally Geeson, actress (Bless This House), born in Sussex, England
1976 – Emmanuelle Vaugier, Canadian actress (CSI:NY; Lost Girl), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
1978 – Frédéric Leclercq, French bassist (DragonForce)

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Famous Deaths

1888 – Emil Naumann, German composer, dies at 60
1991 – Antonio Jacinto, Angolan poet, dies at 66
1996 – Elbert Parr Tuttle, lawyer/judge, dies at 98
2006 – Harriet, Galápagos tortoise (b. 1830)
2006 – Aaron Spelling, American television producer (Charlie’s Angels, Dynasty), dies at 83
2015 – Magali Noël [Guiffray], French actress and singer, dies at 83

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