Today in History for 12th August 2022

Historical Events

3 – Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem
1588 – Radboud Castle on Medemblik harbor in North Holland surrenders to the Spanish army
1991 – Creditors vote to support Greyhound Bus reorganization plan
1994 – Members of the Major League Baseball Players Association go on strike leading to cancellation of World Series for only the second time in MLB history (1904); labour dispute
2016 – Italian jockey Frankie Dettori aboard Predilection rides his 3,000th British winner at Newmarket
2021 – Bennu Asteroid, size of the Empire State Building, now has 1-in-1,750 chance of hitting Earth in 2182, according to data from NASA’s OSIRIS-REX spacecraft

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Famous Birthdays

1920 – Percy Mayfield, American singer (Please Send Me Someone to Love)
1922 – Lord Colinbrook, British government minister
1925 – Robin Nicholson, English metallurgist, born in Warwickshire, England
1940 – Alexander Yossifov, Bulgarian conductor and composer (Back To The Beginning), born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2016)
1960 – Laurent Fignon, French cyclist (1983 and 1984 Tour de France), born in Paris (d. 2010)
1961 – Roy Hay, British guitarist (Culture Club – “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me”)

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Famous Deaths

1812 – Jean-Joseph Rodolphe, Alsatian composer, dies at 81
1941 – Bobby Peel, English cricket all-rounder (20 Tests, 3 x 50, 101 wickets, BB 7/31; Yorkshire CCC), dies at 84
1985 – Marcel Mihalovici, Romanian-French composer, dies at 86
1990 – Dorothy Mackaill, actress (Love Affair), dies of kidney failure at 87
1999 – John Rigby Hale, British linguist and historian, dies at 75
2008 – Donald Erb, American composer known for large orchestral works, dies at 81

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