Today in History for 13th June 2022

Historical Events

1902 – Prussian Upper house gives 350 million marks to Poland
1973 – Garvey, Lopes, Cey and Russell play together for 1st time, set record of staying together as an infield for 8½ years (LA Dodgers)
1980 – Deborah Harry and Meat Loaf film “Roadie” premieres
1991 – The National, 1st all-sports daily newspaper, ceases publication
1995 – Björk releases her 2nd art pop solo album “Post”
2017 – Otto Warmbier returns to the US in an unresponsive state after being held in Norther Korean jail for 17 months,

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Famous Birthdays

1773 – Thomas Young, British physician and physicist (light interference), born in Milverton, Somerset, England (d. 1829)
1879 – Johannes Geelkerken, Dutch theologian and vicar, born in Alkmaar, Netherlands (d. 1960)
1884 – Anton Drexler, German politician and founder of the German Worker’s Party, born in Munich (d. 1942)
1913 – Ralph Edwards, American TV host (This is Your Life), born in Merino, Colorado (d. 2005)
1941 – Tom Hallick, American actor (Search), born in Buffalo, New York
1961 – Bob Crow, English trade union leader (National Union RMT), born in Epping, Essex, England (d. 2014)

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Famous Deaths

1645 – Miyamoto Musashi, Japanese swordsman
1873 – Angelo Mariani, Italian composer, dies at 51
1995 – David Parry, British-Canadian folk musician (Friends of Fiddler’s Green), storyteller (Canadian Museum of Civilization), actor, stage director, and teacher (University of Toronto), dies of a heart attack at 53
2001 – Siegfried Naumann, Swedish conductor (Musica Nova Ensemble, 1962-77), teacher, and composer (Risposte), dies at 81
2016 – Oleg Karavaichuk, Russian pianist and composer, dies at 88
2018 – Roger Connor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (career HR record 138 stood for 23 years), dies of a stomach illness at 73

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