Today in History for 4th June 2022

Historical Events

1831 – National Congress selects Leopold von Saksen-Coburg as King of Belgium
1938 – 10th Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland wins 7½-4½ at the Old Course at St Andrews
1944 – U505 becomes the first German submarine captured and boarded on high seas
1987 – American hurdler Edwin Moses’ 122 race winning streak which extends to nearly 10 years ends when he is beaten by countryman Danny Harris in Madrid, Spain
1989 – Red Sox lead Blue Jays 10-0 in 7th, but lose 12-11 in 12 for Blue Jays 12th consecutive victory at Fenway
2005 – French Open Women’s Tennis: Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne wins 1st of 3 straight French titles; beats Mary Pierce of France 6-1, 6-1

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Famous Birthdays

1920 – Britt Woodman, American jazz trombonist (Duke Ellington; Charles Mingus; Lionel Hampton), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2000)
1929 – Karolos Papoulias, President of Greece (2005-15), born in Ioannina, Greece
1961 – Kym Ambrose, Australian jazz vibraphonist (The Brazilian Ensemble), born
1966 – Nick Kypreos, NHL left wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Toronto, Ontario
1967 – Rick Wilkins, American baseball catcher (Houston Astros), born in Jacksonville, Florida
1970 – David Pybus, British extreme heavy metal bassist (Cradle Of Death), born in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, England

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Famous Deaths

1918 – Charles W. Fairbanks, 26th Vice President of the United States (Republican: 1905-09) and Senator, dies of nephritis at 66
1954 – Harold Hoffman, (Gov-NJ), dies at 58
1992 – Carl Stotz, founder (baseball’s little league), dies at 82
1994 – Roberto Burle Marx, Brazilian landscape gardener, dies at 84
1996 – Kudirat Abiola, wife of Moshood Abiola, is assassinated
2007 – Craig L. Thomas, United States Senator (b. 1933)

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