Today in History for 10th June 2019

Historical Events

1190 – Third Crusade: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa drowns while crossing the Saleph River (modern Turkey) leading an army to Jerusalem
1861 – Battle of Big Bethel Virginia (Bethel Church, Great Bethal)-Union retreats
1966 – Mamas and Papas win gold record for “Monday, Monday”
1975 – Rockefeller panel reports on 300,000 illegal CIA files on Americans
1979 – Baltimore Orioles pull their 8th triple play (5-4-3 vs Cleve)
2018 – French Open Men’s Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 for his record 11th French title (17th Grand Slam victory)

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Famous Birthdays

1822 – John Jacob Astor III, American businessman (Astor Estate holdings), born in New York (d. 1890)
1912 – William Gordon Harris, civil engineer
1926 – Willem Oltmans, Dutch journalist (Outlawed, Free as a Bird)
1927 – Michael Walsh, major-general/director (Overseas Relations)
1954 – Richard “Rich” Hall, American comedian, writer, and musician (Saturday Night Live, Fridays, Not Necessarily the News), born in Alexandria, Virginia
1980 – Francelino Matuzalem, Brazilian footballer

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Famous Deaths

1247 – Rodrigo Jimenez de Rada, archbishop Toledo/advisor Alfonso VIII, dies
1680 – Johan Göransson Gyllenstierna, Swedish statesman (b. 1635)
1902 – Jacint Verdaguer, Catalan poet (b. 1845)
1973 – William M. Inge, American playwright (Come Back Little Sheba), dies at 60
2004 – Graeme Kelling, British pop guitarist (Deacon Blue), dies at 47
2013 – Barbara Vucanovich, American politician, dies at 91

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