Today in History for 12th June 2018

Historical Events

1903 – The Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is founded at the University of Michigan School of Music
1942 – Tornado kills 35 in Oklahoma City
1952 – 2nd Berlin International Film Festival: “One Summer of Happiness” wins Golden Bear (audience vote)
1957 – Paul Anderson of US back-lifts a record 2850 kg (6,270 lbs)
1973 – Yanks trade wife swapper Mike Kekich for Lowell Palmer
1977 – Groundbreaking ceremony for John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

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Famous Birthdays

1577 – Paul Guldin, Swiss astronomer and mathematician (d. 1643)
1908 – Alphonse Ouimet, Canadian TV pioneer and president of the CBC (d. 1988)
1910 – Bill Naughton, English playwright (d. 1992)
1928 – Michael Wishart, artist
1968 – Sherry Stringield, actress (ER)
1992 – Allie DiMeco American musician and actress (The Naked Brothers Band)

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Famous Deaths

1687 – Jurriaen van Streeck, Dutch still life painter, buried
1878 – Hendrik J Jut, Dutch murderer [Head of Jut], dies at 26
1972 – Saul David Alinsky, radical writer (John L Lewis), dies at 63
1986 – Antoon Breyne, Belgian journalist, dies at 76
1986 – Tony Desimone, combo leader (Ernie in Kovacsland), dies at 66
1994 – Ron Goldman, waiter, murdered with wife of O.J. Simpson at 27

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