Today in History for 6th August 2022

Historical Events

1962 – Jamaica becomes independent after 300 years of British rule
1965 – Beatles release their 5th UK album – “Help!”
1981 – Argentine ex-president Isabel Peron freed
1985 – 19th NASA Space Shuttle Mission (51-G): Challenger 8 lands at Edwards AFB
1989 – Boston Red Sox retire Baseball Hall of Fame left fielder, 1st baseman Carl Yastrezemski’s #8
1994 – Algerian Muslim fundamentalists threaten school/Universities

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Famous Birthdays

1180 – Go-Toba, 82nd Emperor of Japan, born in Kyōto, Japan (d. 1239)
1922 – Freddie Laker, CEO (Laker airlines)
1943 – Jon Postel, American computer scientist (d. 1998)
1960 – Aldo Jones [Albert Mansis], American rockabilly bassist and singer (Ben Vaughn Combo), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 2001)
1978 – Marisa Miller, American model
1995 – Amy Forsyth, Canadian actress (The Gilded Age, CODA), born in Ontario

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Famous Deaths

1666 – Tsjerk Hiddes de Vries, Dutch admiral, dies in battle at 43
1895 – George Frederick Root, American songwriter (The Battle Cry of Freedom), dies at 74
1986 – William J Schroeder, (longest-survivor with permanent artificial) heart, dies at 54, after 620 days with Jarvik VII man-made pump)
1991 – Roland Michener, 20th Governor General of Canada (1967-74), dies at 91
1996 – Muhammad al-Badr, magnate of Northern Yemen (1962), dies
2018 – Joël Robuchon, French chef, world record for Michelin stars (32), dies of cancer at 73

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