Today in History for 9th June 2018

Historical Events

1456 – 23rd recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet
1772 – 1st Protestant church west of Pennsylvania (in Ohio) holds communion
1914 – Honus Wagner is 2nd to get 3,000 hits
1933 – Walter Johnson takes over as Cleveland manager
1959 – 1st ballistic missile sub launched (George Washington-Groton, Ct)
1962 – 94th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Jaipur wins in 2:28.8

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Famous Birthdays

1781 – George Stephenson, English engineer known as the “Father of Railways” (Locomotion No. 1, Standard Guage), born in Newcastle, England
1833 – John Rogers Cooke, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1891)
1910 – Robert Cummings, American actor (Love that Bob, Dial M For Murder), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 1990)
1931 – Jackie Mason, Wisc, comedian (World According to Me, Chicken Soup)
1954 – Gregory Maguire, American fantasy writer
1975 – Andrew Symonds, cricketer (Birmingham, brilliant Qld and Gloucs batsman)

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Famous Deaths

1929 – Lewis Bennison, American actor, dies at 44
1947 – Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, president of Poland (1939-40), dies at 62
1960 РRen̩ Maran, Martiniques writer (Batouala, Prix Goncourt), dies
1976 – James A Farley, US Postmaster General (1932-38), dies at 88
1991 – Bob Irwin, Comedian, dies of Alzheimer’s related illness at 88
1997 – Stanley Knowles, Canadian politician (b. 1908)

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