Today in History for 28th June 2022

Historical Events

1897 – Marquis C de Bonchamps’ expedition reaches Gore Ethiopia
1940 – Romania cedes Bessarabia to Soviet Union
1973 – Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis and Althea Gibson elected
1993 – Jacques Lemaire is named NJ Devils 8th Head Coach
2013 – Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole’s final “Sportscentre” broadcast on TSN
2018 – Amsterdam elects its first-ever woman mayor Femke Halsema since its first mayor in 1343

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Famous Birthdays

1906 – Nancy Mayhew Youngman, English painter and educationalist, born in Maidstone, England (d. 1995)
1928 – Hans Blix, Swedish head of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission 2000-2003, born in Uppsala, Sweden
1942 – (Martin) “Chris” Hani, South African politician (Secretary-General of South African Communist Party, 1991-93), born in Cofimvaba, Transkei, South Africa (d. 1993)
1971 – Ron Mahay, American baseball player, born in Crestwood, Illinois
1975 – Jon Nödtveidt, Swedish musician (Dissection), born in Strömstad, Sweden (d. 2006)
1988 – Lacey Schwimmer, American dancer (So You Think You Can Dance), born in Redland, California

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Famous Deaths

1714 – Daniel van Papenbroeck, Flemish jesuit/historian, dies at 86
1754 – Martin Folkes, English antiquarian and mathematician, dies at 63
1776 – Thomas Hickey, American sergeant convicted of treason, hanged
1855 – Giovanni Agostino Perotti, Italian composer, dies at 86
1909 – Israel Durham, Phillies president dies
2014 – Jim Brosnan, American baseball player and writer (Long Season), dies at 84

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