Today in History for 7th June 2021

Historical Events

1494 – Treaty of Tordesillas: Spain and Portugal divide the new world along a meridian 370 leagues west of the Cape Verde islands, off the west coast of Africa
1546 – England signs Peace of Andres with Scotland/Ireland
1798 – Jews of Pesaro Italy fast commemorating murder of Jews
1881 – 15th Belmont: T. Costello aboard Saunterer wins in 2:47
1944 – Canadian 50th Division occupies Bayeux during the Normandy invasion
1998 – 52nd Tony Awards: “The Lion King” and ‘”Art” win

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Famous Birthdays

1911 – Silas Roy Crain, American gospel singer (founder of The Soul Stirrers Gospel Quartet), born in Augustine, Texas (d. 1996)
1911 – Brooks Stevens, American automotive designer (1949 Hydra-Glide Harley; 1963 Jeep Wagoneer), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1995)
1928 – David Malcolm Lewis, English historian, expert in Greek Epigraphy, born in London (d. 1994)
1940 – Tom Jones [Woodward], Welsh pop singer (“What’s New, Pussycat?”; “Delilah”), and TV personality (The Voice UK), born in Pontypridd, Wales
1958 – Francesca Thyssen, Swiss art collector, born in Lausanne, Switzerland
1964 – Graeme Labrooy, Sri Lankan cricket fast bowler (9 Tests, 27 wickets; 44 ODIs; chairman of selectors; international match referee), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Famous Deaths

1654 – Giambattista Andreini, Italian playwright and actor (L’adamo), dies at 76
1723 – Miguel Lopez, Spanish composer and organist, dies at 64
1779 – William Warburton, English critic and Bishop of Gloucester (b. 1698)
1784 – Jean-Baptiste Canavas [Canvasso], Italian composer and cellist, dies at 71
1826 – Joseph von Fraunhofer, German physicist (b. 1787)
1992 – Bob Sweeney, director/actor (Toby Tyler), dies of cancer at 73

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