Today in History for 13th June 2018

Historical Events

1942 – Germany lands 4 saboteurs on Long Island
1944 – German counter attack on Villers-Bocage, Normandy
1974 – IMF establishes its “oil facility”, a special fund for loans to nations whose balance of payments have been severely affected by high oil prices
1978 – Film “Grease” opens, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, based on the 1971 musical
1981 – 39 Unification church couples wed in Germany
1988 – George Harrison releases “This is Love”

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Famous Birthdays

1763 – Jose B de Andrada e Silva, premier of Brazil
1854 – Charles Algernon Parsons, British inventor (steam turbine)
1869 – Ede Poldini, Hungarian composer (La poupée valsante), born in Pest (d. 1957)
1951 – Jonathan Hogan, actor (House on Carroll St), born in Chicago, Illinois
1970 – Mikael Ljungberg, Swedish wrestler (d. 2004)
1990 – Aaron Johnson, British actor

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Famous Deaths

1550 – Veronica Gambara, Italian poet, dies at 64
1810 – Johann Gottfried Seume, German writer (Spaziergang nach Syrakus), dies at 47
1865 – Cleaveland J Campbell, Union brigadier general, dies at about 29
1905 – Theodoros Delyannis, premier Greece, murdered
1944 – Christopher Heseltine, cricketer (2 Tests for England 1895-96), dies
2002 – John Hope, American meteorologist (b. 1919)

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