Today in History for 12th June 2022

Historical Events

28 – Roman General Gaius Carrinas’ triumphant procession through Rome, awarded for fighting in Gaul
1442 – King Alfonso V of Aragon occupies Naples
1830 – Beginning of the French colonization of Algeria: 34,000 French soldiers land 27 kilometers west of Algiers, at Sidi Ferruch
1939 – Baseball Hall of Fame is dedicated in Cooperstown, New York
1979 – Bryan Allen flew man-powered Gossamer Albatross over English Channel in a human-powered aircraft; flight took 2 hrs, 49 min
1991 – NBA Finals: Chicago Bulls beat LA Lakers, 108-101 in Game 5 for first of 3 straight titles; MVP: Michael Jordan in his first NBA Finals appearance

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Famous Birthdays

1913 – Jean Victor Allard, Canadian army general, born in Sainte-Monique-de-Nicolet, Quebec (d. 1996)
1916 – Ivan Tors, Hungarian TV producer (Sea Hunt, Flipper), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1983)
1937 – Vladimir Arnold, Russian mathematician (Kolmogorov–Arnold–Moser theorem), born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 2010)
1972 – Patrick van Diemen, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht, NEC), born in Woerden, Netherlands
1979 – Dallas Clark, American football tight end (Super Bowl 2006; Pro Bowl, First-team All-Pro 2009; Indianapolis Colts), born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
1997 – William Cuddy, Canadian actor (Amelia)

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Famous Deaths

1760 – Antoine Court, French minister and itinerant preacher in the Reformed church who restored Protestantism to France, dies at 69
1818 – Egwale Seyon, Emperor of Ethiopia
1936 – M. R. James, English scholar and author (Ghost Stories of an Antiquary), dies at 73
1978 – Guo Moruo, Chinese scholar and writer, dies at 85
1980 – Billy Butlin, South African-born British founder of Butlins holiday camps, dies at 80
1995 – Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, pianist, dies at 75

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