Today in History for 11th June 2022

Historical Events

1937 – Marx Brothers’ “A Day At The Races”, directed by Sam Wooden, is introduced in the US
1958 – UN Stability council sends observers to Lebanon
1980 – K-Ingleside streetcar converts to METRO service (San Francisco)
1994 – “Fulfill The Flintstones” by The B-52’s (stylized for this launch as The B.C. 52’s) from the 1994 movie The Flintstones peaks at #33
1996 – Bob Dole, (Sen-R-KS), resigns from US senate to run for president
2002 – “American Idol” produced by Simon Fuller with judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson premieres on Fox

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Popular Birthdays

1704 – José António Carlos de Seixas, Portuguese composer, born in Coimbra, Portugal (d. 1742)
1861 – Sigismund Vladislavovich Zaremba, Ukrainian-Russian composer, born in Zhytomyr, Ukraine (d. 1915)
1894 – Dai Vernon [David Frederick Wingfield Verner], Canadian magician, The Professor (d. 1992)
1907 – Paul Mellon, American philanthropist (Washington National Gallery of Artwork), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
1926 – Brother Dave Gardner, American comedian, drummer and singer, born in Jackson, Tennessee (d. 1983)
1949 – Benjamin Vasserman, Estonian graphic artist, born in Sovetsky, Kirov Oblast, Russia

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Popular Fatalities

1856 – Friedrich H von der Hagen, German germanist, dies at 76
1907 – John Tyler Morgan, American Brigadier Common (Accomplice Military), dies at 82
1927 – William Attewell, English cricket bowler (England in 10 Tests 1884-1891), dies at 65
1990 – Clyde McCoy, American jazz trumpeter (“Sugar Blues” the wah-wah sound), bandleader and co-founder of “Down Conquer” magazin, dies at 86
2003 – David Brinkley, American NBC news anchor (The Huntley-Brinkley Report), dies at 82
2008 – Miroslav Dvořák, Czechoslovak ice hockey participant, dies at 56

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