Today in History for 15th June 2022

Historical Events

1775 – George Washington appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, the day after Congress establishes the force
1857 – San Francisco Water Works organized
1957 – US Open Men’s Golf, Inverness Club: Dick Mayer defeats defending champion Cary Middlecoff by 7 strokes in an 18-hole playoff to win his only major title
1974 – “All the President’s Men” by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward detailing their Watergate investigation is published by Simon and Schuster in the US
1982 – Riots occur in Argentina after the country is defeated in the Falklands Island War
1992 – Erie Sailors (Fla Marlin farm team) 1st game beat Jamestown 6-5 in 13

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Famous Birthdays

1908 – Sam Giancana, American mafioso, born in Chicago, Illinois
1917 – Michalis Genitsaris, Greek rebetiko singer and composer, born in Agia Sofia, Piraeus, Greece (d. 2005)
1949 – Dusty Baker, American baseball outfielder and manager (MLB All Star 1981-82; LA Dodgers; NL Manager of the Year 1993, 97, 2000), born in Riverside, California
1971 – Stuart Howell, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996)
1972 – Jean Francois Labbe, Sherbrooke, NHL goalie (Colorado Avalanche)
1983 – Laura Imbruglia, Australian singer-songwriter, born in Sydney, Australia

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Famous Deaths

1978 – Anton Roosjen, Dutch politician and NCRV-chairman, dies at 83
1989 – Maurice Bellemare, Canadian politician (b. 1912)
1994 – Manos Hadjidakis, Greek conductor, and Academy Award-winning composer (“Never On Sunday”), dies at 68
2011 – Bill Haast, American Herpetologist (b. 1910)
2014 – Casey Kasem, American radio personality (creator of American Top 40) and the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo, dies from Lewy body dementia at 82
2015 – Jean DorĂ©, Canadian politician (39th Mayor of Montreal), dies at 70

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