Today in History for 3rd June 2018

Historical Events

1961 – JFK and Khrushchev meet in Vienna
1966 – European DX Council forms in Copenhagen (shortwave listeners)
1972 – Yanks score 8 times in 13th beating White Sox 18-10
1991 – Kuwait asks Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members to produce 800,000 bbl/d (130,000 m3/d) of oil on its behalf
2015 – 200 people are killed by an explosion at a gasoline station in Accra, Ghana
2016 – A week of heavy rains in Germany and France leave 10 dead and closing Paris museums along the Seine, including the Louve

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Famous Birthdays

1610 – Jacob Neefs, Flemish engraver/publisher, baptised
1910 – Wilfred Thesiger, explorer/writer
1912 – William Douglas-Home, playwright (Now .. Barabbas)
1958 – Ann Wilson, Brisbane Qld, golfer (1985 R/U NSW Open)
1963 – Deb Richard, Abbeville LA, LPGA golfer (1991 Women’s Kemper Open)
1971 – Mark Parrish, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Columbia, Maryland

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Famous Deaths

1826 – Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin, Russian writer (b. 1766)
1877 РLudwig Ritter von K̦chel, Austrian musicologist (b. 1800)
1949 – Amadeo Giannini, American banker and entrepreneur (founded Bank of America), dies at 79
1989 – John McCauley, NHL official (b. 1945)
1997 – Dennis James, American television personality (b. 1917)
2016 – Dave Swarbrick, British folk fiddler (Fairport Convention), dies at 75

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