Today in History for 29th June 2019

Historical Events

1540 – Former Lord Privy Seal and Chancellor of the Exchequer of England Thomas Cromwell indicted as a heretic
1867 – Pope Pius IX declares Gorcumse holy martyrs
1903 – British government protests against abuses in Belgian Congo
1922 – France grants 1 km² at Vimy Ridge “freely, and for all time, to the Government of Canada, the free use of the land exempt from all taxes.”
1931 – Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical on Nun abbiamo bisogno (We do not need fascism and Mussolini)
2006 – Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush’s plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law.

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Famous Birthdays

1893 – Antoon Schweigmann, Dutch religious poet and resistance fighter, born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 1945)
1939 – Ron Headley, West Indian cricketer (son of George, 2 Tests WI v England 1973), born in Kingston, Jamaica
1949 – Dan Dierdorf, American football offensive lineman and sportscaster (Monday Night Football), born in Canton, Ohio
1953 – Billy Hinsche, American musician (Dino, Desi and Billy), born in Manila, the Philippines
1961 – Sharon Lawrence [Sharon Elizabeth], American actress (NYPD Blue, Fired Up), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
1962 – Amanda Donohoe, English actress (CJ Lamb-LA Law), born in London, England

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Famous Deaths

1818 – Carl Philipp Fohr, German painter and cartoonist, dies at 22
1873 – Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Bengali poet (b. 1824)
1923 – J C Gomez, General/Venezuela’s 1st VP, assassinated
1946 – Frank Hadow, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1878; first exponent of the lob), dies at 91
1964 – Eric Dolphy, American jazz musician (b. 1928)
2002 – François Périer [Pillu], French actor (Gervaise, Fantasia, Les Mains Sales), dies at 82

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