Today in History for 16th June 2019

Historical Events

1881 – Austria-Hungary and Serbia sign military treaty
1904 – Bloomsday (date of events in James Joyce’s Ulysses)
1923 – Sun Yat Sen founds military academy
1951 – US Open Men’s Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Ben Hogan wins his second consecutive US Open title, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Clayton Heafner.
1977 – Fianna Fail party wins Irish elections
1979 – Carl Yastrzemski hits his 1,000th extra base hit

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Famous Birthdays

1139 – Emperor Konoe of Japan (d. 1155)
1890 – Stan Laurel, [Arthur Stanley Jefferson], English comedian (Laurel and Hardy films), born in Ulverston, England (d. 1965)
1897 – Elaine Hammerstein, American actress (The Midnight Express), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1948)
1929 – Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, 5th Emir of Kuwait (2006-present), Commander of the Kuwait Military Forces, born in Kuwait City, Kuwait
1931 – Robert Freeman Smith, American politician (Rep-R-Oregon), born in Portland, Oregon
1981 – Miguel Villalta, Peruvian footballer

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Famous Deaths

1622 – Alexander Seton, 1st Earl of Dunfermline, Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1555)
1752 – Joseph Butler, English philosopher, dies at 60
1939 – Chick Webb, American jazz drummer and big band leader (b. 1905)
1947 – Jean-Francois Capart, Belgian egyptologist (Memphis), dies at 86
1969 – Karl Hubert Rudolf Schiske, composer, dies at 53
1979 – Nicholas Ray, American film director (b. 1911)

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