Today in History for 24th June 2022

Historical Events

1529 – Zürich and Catholic cantons sign Peace of Kappel
1914 – King Peter I of Serbia names son Alexander the Prince-regent
1923 – Pope Pius XI speaks against allies occupying Ruhrgebied
2009 – Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, and Blur headline; other performers include Fleet Foxes, Tom Jones, Spinal Tap, Lady Gaga, and The Script
2010 – “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”, based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by David Slade, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, premieres in Los Angeles
2010 – In the longest match in tennis history, American John Isner defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon after 11 hours, 5 minutes of play over 3 days

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Famous Birthdays

1930 – Herbert C Klein, American businessman, and politician (US House of Representatives (D) – New Jersey, 1993-95), born in Newark, New Jersey
1945 – George Pataki, American politician (Gov-R-NY, 1995-2006), born in Peekskill, New York
1967 – Janez Lapajne, Slovenian film director
1976 – Louisa Leaman, English author
1978 – Luis García, Spanish footballer
1987 – Arturo Lupoli, Italian footballer, born in Brescia, Italy

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Famous Deaths

803 – Higbald, Bishop of Lindisfarne monastery
1916 – Victor Chapman, French-American pilot renowned during WW1 (1st American pilot to die in WW1), succumbs to wounds at age 26
1956 – Earl Morris, American archaeologist (Aztec Ruins National Monument), dies at 66
1959 – Lou Bandy [Lodewijk Ferdinand Dieben], Dutch revue-artist (Life Ain’t Bad), commits suicide at 69
1991 – Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter, dies at 91
2007 – Chris Benoit, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1967)

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