Today in History for 28th June 2021

Historical Events

1924 – Test cricket umpire debut for Frank Chester, v South Africa at Lord’s
1941 – German and Romanian soldiers kill 11,000 Jews in Kishinev
1970 – Around 500 Catholic workers at the Harland and Wolff shipyard are forced to leave their work by Protestant employees as serious rioting continues in Belfast
1990 – Emmy 17th Daytime Award presentation – Susan Lucci loses for 11th time
1992 – LA Police commissioner Daryl Gates steps down
2019 – 3,400 year old Bronze Age palace from the Mittani Empire uncovered on the banks of the Tigris River, due to lack of rainfall dropping the water level in the Mosul Dam reservoir

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Famous Birthdays

1875 – Henri Lebesgue, French mathematician (Lebesgue integration), born in Beauvais, Oise, France (d. 1941)
1888 – George Challenor, West Indian cricketer (pioneering West Indian batsman), born in St. Michael, Barbados (d. 1947)
1895 – Kazimierz Sikorski, Polish composer, born in Zurich, Switzerland (d. 1986)
1932 – Noriyuki ‘Pat’ Morita, American actor (Happy Days, Karate Kid), born in Isleton, California (d. 2005)
1952 – Alan Pasqua, American jazz and rock pianist, composer and educator (Standards; Twin Bill), born in New Jersey
1976 – Shinobu Asagoe, Japanese tennis player, born in Hyōgo, Japan

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Famous Deaths

1857 – Joseph Fischhof, Czech-Austrian pianist and composer, dies at 53
1950 – Henry Balfour Gardiner, English composer and musician, dies at 72
1981 – Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti, Iran Islamic Rep Party founder, bombed
2009 – Billy Mays, American television pitchman (b. 1958)
2016 – Scotty Moore, American guitarist (for Elvis), dies at 84
2020 – Marián Čišovský, Slovak soccer defender (15 caps; Inter Bratislava, Viktoria Plzeň), dies of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis at 40

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