Today in History for 9th June 2022

Historical Events

1742 – Battle of Bloody Marsh-Spanish assault on Simons Island, Georgia
1899 – American boxer James J. Jeffries KOs defending champion Bob Fitzsimmons of England in 11th round in Brooklyn, New York to win the lineal World Heavyweight title
1914 – Pittsburgh Pirate baseball shortstop Honus Wagner is 2nd player to get 3,000 hits
1963 – 1st Sunday night game in baseball SF Giants lose to Houston Colts 3-0
1983 – 56th National Spelling Bee: Blake Giddens wins spelling purim
2019 – General strike begins in Khartoum, Sudan, as a protest against ruling military generals by the Sudanese Professionals Association

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Famous Birthdays

1791 – John Howard Payne, American actor, playwright (Fair Warning), author and creator of the hit song “Home! Sweet Home!”, born in NYC, New York (d. 1852)
1893 – Irish Meusel, American baseball left fielder (World Series 1921, 22; NL RBI leader 1923; Philadelphia Phillies, New York Giants), born in Oakland, California (d. 1963)
1921 – Arthur Hertzberg, American Jewish scholar (d. 2006)
1928 – Geraint Gruffydd, Welsh scholar (University of Wales), born in Tal-y-bont, Wales (d. 2015)
1948 – Nathaniel Rosen, American cellist (Tchaikovsky-gold-1978), born in Altadena California
1986 – Adamo Ruggiero, Canadian actor (Degrassi: The Next Generation), born in Mississauga, Ontario

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Famous Deaths

630 – Shahrbaraz, General and King of Sasanian Persian Empire (630), killed after 40 days in power
1717 – Jeanne Guyon, French mystic, dies at 69
1912 – Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian actor and playwright (O Noapte Furtunoasa), dies at 60
1994 – Lloyd Lindroth, American harpist known as ‘The Liberace of the Harp’, dies at 63
2014 – Bob Welch, American baseball pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1990; Oakland A’s; World Series 1981, 89, 2001), dies from a broken neck at 57
2017 – Adam West [William West Anderson], American actor (Batman, Last Precinct) dies from leukemia at 88

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