Today in History for 25th June 2022

Historical Events

1798 – US passes Alien Act allowing president to deport dangerous aliens
1894 – Boer leader Paul Kruger meets British High Commissioner, Sir Henry Loch, on Pretoria station in South Africa and accompanies him to his hotel to discuss the grievances of the Uitlanders (Foreigners)
1967 – KPBS TV channel 15 in San Diego, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1973 – John Dean begins testifying before Senate Watergate Committee
1996 – The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. servicemen
1998 – New building for The British Library at Kings Cross, designed by Colin St John Wilson, is opened by Queen Elizabeth II in London

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Famous Birthdays

1328 – William Montacute, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, English military leader, born in Donyatt, Somerset, England (d. 1397)
1860 – Gustave Charpentier, French opera composer (Louise), born in Dieuze, France (d. 1956)
1937 – Marabel Morgan, American author (The Total Woman), born in Crestline, Ohio
1940 – Mary Beth Peil, American actress and singer (Mirrors, Dawson’s Creek, The Stepford Wives), born in Davenport, Iowa
1970 – Roope Latvala, Finnish musician (Children of Bodom), born in Helsinki, Finland
1988 – Therese Johaug, Norwegian cross-country skier (Olympic gold 4 x 5k relay 2010, 10k, 15k, 30k 2022; 14 x World C’ship gold), born in Os, Røros, Norway

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Famous Deaths

1673 – Charles de Batz-Castelmore, Comte d’Artagnan, Captain of the Musketeers under Louis XIV of France (b. 1611)
1830 – Ephraim McDowell, American physician and surgeon (pioneered abdominal surgery), dies at 58
1948 – William C. Lee, U.S. general ‘Father of the US Airboure’, dies at 53
1956 – Ernest J. King, US fleet admiral, Chief of Naval Operations, dies at 77
1987 – Boudleaux Bryant, American country music and pop songwriter (“Rocky Top”; “Love Hurts”; “Bye Bye Love”), dies at 67
2002 – Jean Corbeil, Canadian politician (b. 1934)

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