Today in History for 5th June 2019

Historical Events

1934 – 1st formal meeting of Baker Street Irregulars (NYC)
1937 – 69th Belmont: Charley Kurtsinger aboard War Admiral wins in 2:28.6
1944 – As part of Operation Tonga, the 1st British gliders touch down on French soil to prepare for the D-Day invasion
1969 – The International communist conference begins in Moscow.
1982 – 114th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Conquistador Cielo wins in 2:28
1993 – Liberian Charles Taylors rebellion kills 550 fugitives

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Famous Birthdays

1640 – Pu Songling, Qing Dynasty Chinese writer (Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio), born in Zibo, Shandong (d. 1715)
1934 – F Curtis Michel, LaCrosse Wisconsin, astronaut
1943 – Ann Craft, researcher/writer
1973 – Daniel Gildenlöw, Swedish musician and songwriter
1978 – Fernando Meira, Portuguese football player
1979 – Pete Wentz, American musician (Fall Out Boy), born in Wilmette, Illinois

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Famous Deaths

1568 – Lamoral, Count of Egmont and Philip de Montmorency executed in Brussels, fueling Dutch resistance to Spanish rule
1816 – Giovanni Paisiello, Italian composer (Serva Padrona), dies at 76
1825 – Odysseas Androutsos, hero in the Greek War of Independence
1893 – Mary Ann Shadd Cary, American-Canadian publisher and anti-slavery campaigner, 1st African American newspaper publisher, dies of stomach cancer at 69
1900 – Stephen Crane, author (Red Badge of Courage), dies at 28
2001 – Pedro Laín Entralgo, Spanish writer, medical and humanist

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