Today in History for 26th June 2022


Historical Functions

1942 – German assault on British railroad terminal at Mersa Matruh, Egypt
1959 – 9th Berlin Intercontinental Movie Pageant: “The Cousins” wins Golden Bear
1962 – Blacks get started passive resistance in Cairo Ill
1978 – Brittany separatists bomb Palace of Versailles in France
1987 – Columbia Information releases “King’s Report Store”, the sixth studio album by American singer-songwriter Rosanne Hard cash, and the closing of her albums manufactured by husband Rodney Crowell
2017 – Helicopter with rogue police pilot assaults Venezuelan Supreme Courtroom in Caracas

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Well known Birthdays

1582 – Johannes Schultz, German composer, born in Lüneburg, Germany (d. 1653)
1902 – Antonia Brico, Dutch-American conductor and pianist, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1989)
1903 – Ashley Clarke, British diplomat to Italy and president (Venice in Peril Fund) (d. 1994)
1934 – John V Tunney, American politician (Rep/Sen-D-California), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
1934 – Jeremy Wolfenden, British journalist and spy, born in England (d. 1965)
1939 – Smangaliso Mkhatshwa, South African Secretary-Standard (Bishops’ Convention 1983-88), born in Barberton, Mpumalanga, South Africa

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Well-known Deaths

1864 – Tom Hyer, American bare-knuckle boxer (American heavyweight winner 1841-51), dies of edema at 45
1922 – Albert H K, monarch of Monaco (1889-1922), dies at 73
1957 – Alfred Döblin, German writer (b. 1878)
2007 – Liz Claiborne, American fashion designer, entrepreneur and founder of Liz Claiborne Inc, dies of cancer at 78
2020 – Milton Glaser, American graphic designer (started New York Magazine, designed the I ♥ NY” logo), dies at 91
2021 – Marcelo Campo, Argentine rugby union winger (20 Tests Argentina, 6 South America Pueyrredón SC), dies from a coronary heart attack at 63

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