Today in History for 14th June 2022

Historical Events

1923 – Recording of 1st country music hit (Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane)
1968 – “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” second studio album by Iron Butterfly is released
1982 – Argentina surrenders to Great Britain, ending the 74-day Falklands Islands conflict
1989 – “You’ve Got A Friend” singer-songwriter Carole King gets a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame
2012 – The world’s first stem-cell assisted vein transplant is undertaken by Swedish doctors on a 10 year old girl
2020 – India reports surge of nearly 12,000 a day confirmed COVID-19 cases (320,922 overall), the world’s fourth-affected country, as death toll hits 9,195

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Famous Birthdays

1883 – Lucien Cerfaux, Belgian New Testament scholar, born in Presles, Belgium (d. 1968)
1929 – Alan Davidson, Australian cricket all-rounder (44 Tests, 1,328 runs @ 24.59, 186 wickets, best 7/93, 42 catches; NSW), born in Lisarow, Australia (d. 2021)
1932 – Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, American pianist, arranger, jazz and classical composer (For Bird, With Love), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2004)
1940 – Dary John Mizelle, American composer, born in Stillwater, Oklahoma
1940 – Ben Davidson, American actor (Rhino-Ball Four, Code R) and football player, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
1969 – Eugene Chung, American NFL guard (Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts), born in Prince George’s County, Maryland

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Famous Deaths

1544 – Antoine, Duke of Lorraine, dies at 55
1883 – Edward FitzGerald, English poet (b. 1809)
1920 – Max Weber, German sociologist, economist and historian (Ancient Judaism), dies at 56
1962 – Anna Sleasers, first Boston Strangler victim
2007 – Ruth Graham [Bell], American Christian author and wife of evangelist Billy Graham, dies at 87
2020 – Aarón Padilla Gutiérrez, Mexican soccer striker (55 caps; Pumas, Atlante, Veracruz), dies at 77

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