Today in History for 29th June 2022

Historical Events

1755 – 515 prominent Filipinos baptized as Catholic
1863 – Very 1st First National Bank opens in Davenport, Iowa
1864 – Samuel Crowther, bishop of Niger, becomes the first Black bishop of the Church of England
1988 – Vigdís Finnbogadóttir is elected the 4th President of Iceland becoming the world’s 1st democratically elected female President
1989 – Emmy 16th Daytime Award presentation – Susan Lucci loses for 10th time
1997 – “London Assurance” closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 72 performances

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Famous Birthdays

1783 – August Alexander Klengel, German pianist and composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1852)
1900 – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer, poet and pioneering aviator (The Little Prince), born in Lyon, France (d. 1944)
1902 – Carl-Heinz Schroth, German actor and director (Reaching for the Stars), born in Innsbruck, Austria (d. 1989)
1943 – Little Eva [Boyd], American pop singer (“The Loco-motion”; “Keep Your Hands Off My Baby”), born in Belhaven, North Carolina (d. 2003)
1970 – Mike Vallely, American skateboarder and singer (Black Flag), born in Edison, New Jersey
1978 – Luke Kirby, Canadian American actor (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), born in Hamilton, Ontario

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Famous Deaths

1315 – Ramon Llull, Spanish philosopher (b. 1235)
1964 – Milenko Živković, Yugoslavian composer, dies at 63
1968 – Kitty Kelly, American actress (Ladies of Jury, Behind Office Doors), dies at 66
1973 – Tin-Tan [Germán Valdés], Mexican actor, singer and comedian (Spanish dubbing of The Jungle Book, The Aristocats), dies from cancer at 57
1996 – Pamela Mason [Ostrer], British actress, author and talk-show host (Lady Possessed), dies of heart failure at 78
2016 – Elechi Amadi, Nigerian novelist (The Concubine), dies at 82

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