Today in History for 14th June 2024

Historical Events

1847 – Robert Bunsen invents the Bunsen burner
1968 – “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” second studio album by Iron Butterfly is released
1988 – “Guy” debut album by Guy is released
1990 – NBA Finals: Defending champion Detroit Pistons beat Portland Trail Blazers, 92-90 in Game 5 for back-to-back titles; MVP: Isiah Thomas
2013 – The US government charges NSA leaker Edward Snowden with violating the Espionage Act and theft of government property
2018 – Rashid Khan makes his Test debut for Afghanistan against India

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Famous Birthdays

1903 – Alonzo Church, American Mathematician whose work provided foundation for computer science, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1995)
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)
1965 – Trina Shoemaker, American mixer, record producer, and sound engineer (Queens of the Stone Age; Sheryl Crow), born in Joliet, Illinois
1968 – Tony Smith, American NBA guard (Miami Heat), born in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
1979 – Carlos Henriquez, American jazz and Latin jazz double bassist (Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra), born in New York City
1989 – Courtney Halverson, American actress (Unfriended), born in Orange County, California

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Famous Deaths

1674 – Marin le Roy de Gomberville, French writer and poet (Polexandre), dies at about 74
1952 – Felix Calonder, Swiss politician (Free Democratic Party), dies at 88
1989 – Pete de Freitas, British drummer (Echo and the Bunnyman), dies in a motorcycle accident at 27
2005 – Carlo Maria Giulini, Italian conductor, dies at 91
2006 – Monty Berman, British film and television producer (b. 1905)
2009 – Ivan Della Mea, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1940)

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