Today in History for 10th June 2022

Historical Events

1905 – 1st forest fire lookout tower placed in operation, Greenville, Maine
1966 – The Beatles release single “Paperback Writer” / “Rain” in UK; “Rain” featured experimental studio tricks of slowed down bass and drums tracks, and backwards vocals in the fade out
1973 – LPGA Championship Women’s Golf, Pleasant Valley CC: 1964 champion Mary Mills wins by 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Betty Burfeindt
1975 – Yanks sponsor Army Day at temporary home, Shea Stadium during 21-gun salute, part of fence is blown away, and another part is set afire
1991 – David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” final episode airs on ABC-TV
1996 – Variety talk show “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” hosted by Rosie O’Donnell premieres

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Famous Birthdays

1657 – James Cragg the Elder, British politician (d. 1721)
1869 – Gustave Vanzype, Belgian literary (La Gazette), born in Brussels (d. 1955)
1900 – Henri Bruning, Dutch poet and literary, born in Amsterdam (d. 1983)
1918 – Herbert “Barry” Morse, British-Canadian actor (The Fugitive, Space: 1999, Winds of War), born in Shoreditch, London (d. 2008)
1977 – Takako Matsu, Japanese singer and actress
1987 – Kelly Vitz, American actress (Sky High), born in Hollywood, California

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Famous Deaths

1424 – Duke Ernest of Austria (b. 1377)
1926 – Antoni Gaudí, Catalan-Spanish architect (Sagrada Família, Casa Milà, Casa Batlló), dies after being hit by a tram at 73
1942 – Jean François van Royen, Dutch Sect-Gen of Concentration Camp Amersfoort, dies at 63
1963 – Jack Root, Czech-American boxer (First world light heavyweight champion 1903), dies from a heart attack at 87
2009 – Barry Beckett, American keyboardist and record producer (David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, Roger Hawkins), dies from complications of a stroke at 66
2019 – Girish Karnad, Indian playwright and filmmaker (Tuglaq), dies at 81

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