Today in History for 14th June 2018

Historical Events

1822 – Charles Babbage proposes a “difference engine” in a paper to the Royal Astronomical Society entitled “Note on the application of machinery to the computation of astronomical and mathematical tables”
1908 – Fourth German Navy Bill is passed authorising the financing of the building of another four major warships
1923 – Recording of 1st country music hit (Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane)
1953 – Eisenhower condemns McCarthy’s book burning proposal
1981 – No Nukes concert at Hollywood Bowl
1989 – Nolan Ryan becomes 2nd pitcher to defeat all 26 teams

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Famous Birthdays

1883 – Lucien Cerfaux, Belgian bible expert
1939 – Steny H Hoyer, (Rep-D-MD, 1981- )
1944 – Laurie Colwin, American author (d. 1992)
1963 – Chris DeGarmo, guitarist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
1970 – Willie Beamon, American former-NFL cornerback (New York Giants), born in Belle Glade, Florida
1977 – Massimiliano Neri, Italian Supermodel

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Famous Deaths

1883 – Edward FitzGerald, English poet (b. 1809)
1962 – Anna Sleasers, first Boston Strangler victim
1964 – [Hei]ko E Arnoldi, actor and director (3 Drops of Water), dies at 81
1969 – Wynonie Harris, American rhythm and blues singer, dies of cancer at 53
1982 – Marie Rambert, [Cyviam Ramberg], Polish/British ballerina, dies at 94
2016 – Henry McCullough, Irish guitarist (Wings), dies at 72

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