Today in History for 26th June 2019

Historical Events

1924 – Ziegfeld Follies opens on Broadway
1962 – WSEC (now WLRN) TV channel 17 in Miami, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 – 14th Berlin International Film Festival: “Dry Summer” wins the Golden Bear
1972 – IRA proclaims resistant in North-Ireland
1973 – On Plesetsk Cosmodrome, USSR, 9 people are killed in an explosion of a Cosmos 3-M rocket.
2003 – NBA Draft: St. Vincent–St. Mary HS (Akron, Ohio) small forward LeBron James first pick by Cleveland Cavaliers

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Famous Birthdays

1901 – William Busch, British composer, born in London (d. 1945)
1911 – Edward H. Levi, American law professor (Intro to Legal Reasoning), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
1922 – Eleanor Parker, American actress (Caged, Detective Story, Hans Brinker), born in Cedarville, Ohio (d. 2013)
1974 – Dieter Kalt, Austrian ice hockey forward (Team Austria 1998), born in Klagenfurt, Austria
1980 – Jason Schwartzman, American actor (The Darjeeling Limited), born in Los Angeles, California
2005 – Alexia Juliana Marcela Laurentien, Princess of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, second daughter of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, born in HMC Bronovo, The Hague, Netherlands

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Famous Deaths

1856 – Max Stirner [Johann Kaspar Schmidt], German philosopher (Der Einzige), dies at 49
1965 – Johan C T Kikkert, painter/etcher/critic, dies at 82
1965 – Reginald Beckwith, actor/writer (39 Steps, Dr in Love), dies at 56
1982 – Andre Tchaikowsy, pianist/composer, dies
1997 – Don Hutson, American College, Pro Football Halls of Fame wide receiver (Green Bay Packers), dies at 84
2000 – Logan Ramsey, American actor (Head, Joy Sticks, Say Yes), dies of a heart attack at 79

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