Today in History for 12th June 2019

Historical Events

1910 – PEC soccer team forms in Zwolle
1917 – US Secret Service extends protection of the President to include his family
1947 – British Amateur Women’s Golf, Gullane GC: Babe Didrikson becomes first American to win event; beats England’s Jacqueline Gordon 5 and 4
1967 – Washington Senators beat Chicago White Sox 6-5 in 22 innings
1977 – LPGA Championship, Bay Tree Plantation GC: Chako Higuchi of Japan wins her only LPGA major title by 3 from Pat Bradley, Sandra Post and Judy Rankin
2015 – Al-Qaeda’s 2nd-in-command Nasser al-Wuhayshi (Osama Bin Laden’s former private secretary) is killed in a US air strike in Yemen

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Famous Birthdays

1908 – Ronald Selby Wright, Scottish Church of Scotland minister, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1995)
1914 – Peter Lancelot Williams, English dance journalist, born in Burton Joyce, Nottingham (d. 1995)
1918 – Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer and co-founder of American International Pictures, born in Fort Dodge, Iowa (d. 2001)
1945 – Alfred Gell, British social anthropologist (d. 1997)
1964 – Lorraine Downes, New Zealand beauty queen (Miss Universe 1983), born in Auckland, New Zealand
1965 – Gwen Torrence, Lithonia GA, 100m/200m/400m (Olympics 2 gold-92, 96)

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Famous Deaths

1858 – Cornelis Smit, Dutch ship builder, dies at 74
1904 – Camille de Renesse, Belgian nobleman and entrepreneur, dies at 67
1947 – Jazeps Medins, composer, dies at 70
1957 – James F “Jimmy” Dorsey, US orchestra leader, dies at 53
1978 – Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (b. 1892)
2016 – George V. Voinovich, US politician (R), Senator and Governor of Ohio, dies at 79

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