Today in History for 30th June 2019

Historical Events

1758 – Seven Years’ War: The Battle of Domstadtl takes place
1925 – Charles Jenkins is granted the U.S. patent for Transmitting Pictures over Wireless (early television)
1930 – 1st round-the-world radio broadcast Schenectady, NY
1975 – University of California reports galaxy 3C123 at 8 billion light years distance
1990 – East and West Germany merge their economies
1994 – Giants outfielder Darren Lewis errors after record 392 flawless games

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Famous Birthdays

1847 – Jacob Theodoor Cremer, Dutch tobacco magnate and administrator for the Deli Company in Sumatra, born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1923)
1904 – Glenda Farrell, American actress (Golddiggers of 1935), born in Enid, Oklahoma (d. 1971)
1906 – Tribhuwan Bir Bikram Shah, King of Nepal (1911-55), born in Kathmandu, Nepal (d. 1955)
1930 – Mac Benson, Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame trainer, born in Wilmington, Delaware
1958 – Esa-Pekka Salonen, Helsinki Finland, conductor (Giro)
1969 – Sanath Jayasuriya, Sri Lankan cricket opening batsmen (MVP-1996 World Cup), born in Matara, Sri Lanka

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Famous Deaths

1538 – Charles of Egmond, Duke of Guelder and Earl of Zutphen, dies at 70
1785 – James Oglethorpe, English general and founder of the state of Georgia (b. 1696)
1904 – Tom Emmett, England cricketer, dies at 62
1934 – Ernst Rohm, German staff member, executed at 46
1979 – Alfons Vranckx, Belgian politician, dies at 72
2010 – Park Yong-ha, Korean actor and singer (b. 1977)

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