On This Day: Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Anniversaries and commemorations come and go daily. Most of us, even the best historians, miss most occasions. If we think of history as events then we are faced with a continually showering in the grains of sand. Nevertheless, we do pick out certain patterns in the remembrance of historical dates. The blog here reminds us of some dates where the local, state, national, and global perspectives entwine.

On 18, Wednesday June 1919, The biggest football club in Central America, Liga Deportiva Alajuelense, is founded in Costa Rica.
On 18, Sunday June 1944, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, 45th President of El Salvador, born
On 18, Thursday June 1959, The film The Nun’s Story, based on the best-selling novel, is released. Audrey Hepburn stars as the title character; she later says that this is her favorite film role. The film is a box-office hit, and is nominated for several Oscars.
On 18, Thursday June 1959, Sione Laumanuʻuli Luani, Tongan politician, born (d. 2010)
On 18, Thursday June 1959, Joe Ansolabehere, American television screenwriter and producer, born
On 18, Thursday June 1959, Ethel Barrymore, American stage and screen actress, died (b. 1879)
On 18, Thursday June 1959, Vincenzo Cardarelli, Italian poet, died (b. 1887)
On 18, Wednesday June 1969, (18–22)The National Convention of the Students for a Democratic Society, held in Chicago, collapses, and the Weatherman faction seizes control of the SDS National Office. Thereafter, any activity run from the National Office or bearing the name of SDS is Weatherman-controlled.
On 18, Wednesday June 1969, Haki Doku, Albanian para-cyclist, born
On 18, Wednesday June 1969, Edgar Anderson, American botanist, died (b. 1897)
On 18, Monday June 1979, Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev sign the SALT II agreement in Vienna.
On 18, Monday June 1979, Yumiko Kobayashi, Japanese voice actress, born
On 18, Monday June 1979, Chris Neil, Canadian ice hockey player, born
On 18, Monday June 1979, Ivana Wong, Hong Kong singer-songwriter, born
On 18, Sunday June 1989, In the first Greek legislative election of the year, the Panhellenic Socialist Movement, led by Prime Minister of Greece Andreas Papandreou, loses control of the Hellenic Parliament, leading to Papandreou’s resignation on July 2.
On 18, Sunday June 1989, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, French-born Gabonese footballer, born
On 18, Sunday June 1989, Anna Fenninger, Austrian alpine ski racer, born
On 18, Sunday June 1989, Renee Olstead, American actress and singer, born
On 18, Saturday June 1994, Takeoff, American rapper, born
On 18, Friday June 1999, The J18 international anti-globalization protests are organized in dozens of cities around the world, some of which led to riots.
On 18, Friday June 1999, Trippie Redd, American rapper, born
On 18, Thursday June 2009, Tim Winton wins his fourth Miles Franklin Award for the novel Breath.
On 18, Thursday June 2009, NASA launches the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter / LCROSS probes to the Moon, the first American lunar mission since Lunar Prospector in 1998.
On 18, Wednesday June 2014, Ray Evans, 79, business executive and political activist, co-founder of the Lavoisier Group, died
On 18, Wednesday June 2014, Stephanie Kwolek, American chemist, died (b. 1923)
On 18, Wednesday June 2014, Horace Silver, American jazz pianist and composer, died (b. 1928)

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On This Day: Monday, 17 June 2019

Anniversaries and commemorations come and go daily. Most of us, even the best historians, miss most occasions. If we think of history as events then we are faced with a continually showering in the grains of sand. Nevertheless, we do pick out certain patterns in the remembrance of historical dates. The blog here reminds us of some dates where the local, state, national, and global perspectives entwine.

On 17, Thursday June 1869, Flora Finch, English-born comedian, born (d. 1940)
On 17, Tuesday June 1919, English Police Sergeant Thomas Green is killed, during the Epsom Riot by Canadian troops.
On 17, Saturday June 1944, Iceland declares full independence from Denmark.
On 17, Saturday June 1944, Bill Rafferty, American comedian and impressionist, born (d. 2012)
On 17, Wednesday June 1959, Ulrike Richter, German swimmer, born
On 17, Wednesday June 1959, Kazuki Yao, Japanese voice actor, born
On 17, Tuesday June 1969, After a 23-game match, Boris Spassky defeats Tigran Petrosian to become the World Chess Champion in Moscow.
On 17, Tuesday June 1969, Amy Keating Rogers, American television producer and writer, born
On 17, Tuesday June 1969, Paul Tergat, Kenyan athlete, born
On 17, Sunday June 1979, Young Maylay, American actor, record producer and rapper, born
On 17, Saturday June 1989, Simone Battle, American actress and singer, born (d. 2014), born
On 17, Saturday June 1989, John Matuszak, American football player and actor, died (b. 1950)
On 17, Friday June 1994, Jiordan Anna Tolli, actor, born
On 17, Friday June 1994, NFL star O. J. Simpson and his friend Al Cowlings flee from police in his white Ford Bronco. The low-speed chase ends at Simpson’s Brentwood, Los Angeles mansion, where he surrenders.
On 17, Friday June 1994, The 1994 FIFA World Cup starts in the United States.
On 17, Friday June 1994, Amari Cooper, American football player, born
On 17, Friday June 1994, Shaq Lawson, American football player, born
On 17, Wednesday June 2009, Ralf Dahrendorf, German-British social theorist and politician, died (b. 1929)
On 17, Tuesday June 2014, Paul England, 85, race car driver, died

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On This Day: Sunday, 16 June 2019

Anniversaries and commemorations come and go daily. Most of us, even the best historians, miss most occasions. If we think of history as events then we are faced with a continually showering in the grains of sand. Nevertheless, we do pick out certain patterns in the remembrance of historical dates. The blog here reminds us of some dates where the local, state, national, and global perspectives entwine.

On 16, Wednesday June 1869, Charles Sturt, explorer, died (born 1795)
On 16, Wednesday June 1869, Charles Sturt, Australian explorer, died (b. 1795)
On 16, Monday June 1919, V. T. Sambanthan, Malaysian politician, born (d. 1979)
On 16, Friday June 1944, At age 14, George Stinney becomes the youngest person ever executed in the United States.
On 16, Friday June 1944, Henri Richelet, French painter, born
On 16, Friday June 1944, Marc Bloch, French historian, died (b. 1886)
On 16, Tuesday June 1959, The Ultimate Warrior, American professional wrestler, born (d. 2014)
On 16, Tuesday June 1959, George Reeves, American television actor, died (b. 1914)
On 16, Monday June 1969, Sam Register, American television producer and businessman, born
On 16, Monday June 1969, MC Ren, American rapper, born
On 16, Monday June 1969, Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, British field marshal and Government official, 17th Governor General of Canada, died (b. 1891)
On 16, Saturday June 1979, Ari Hest, American singer-songwriter, born
On 16, Friday June 1989, A crowd of 250,000 gathers at Heroes Square in Budapest for the historic reburial of Imre Nagy, the former Hungarian Prime Minister who had been executed in 1958.
On 16, Wednesday June 1999, Screaming Lord Sutch, English politician, died (b. 1940)
On 16, Monday June 2014, Cándido Muatetema Rivas, 4th Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea, died (b. 1960)
On 16, Monday June 2014, Tony Gwynn, American baseball player, died (b. 1960)

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On This Day: Saturday, 15 June 2019

On This Day: Saturday, 15 June 2019

Anniversaries and commemorations come and go daily. Most of us, even the best historians, miss most occasions. If we think of history as events then we are faced with a continually showering in the grains of sand. Nevertheless, we do pick out certain patterns in the remembrance of historical dates. The blog here reminds us of some dates where the local, state, national, and global perspectives entwine.

On 15, Saturday June 1844, Charles Goodyear receives a patent for vulcanization, a process to strengthen rubber.
On 15, Saturday June 1844, Thomas Campbell, Scottish poet, died (b. 1777)
On 15, Tuesday June 1869, John Wesley Hyatt patents celluloid, in Albany, New York.
On 15, Sunday June 1919, Pancho Villa attacks Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. When the bullets begin to fly to the American side of the border, two units of the United States 7th Cavalry Regiment cross the border, to push Villa’s forces from American territory.
On 15, Sunday June 1919, Prince Francis Joseph of Braganza, died (b. 1879)
On 15, Thursday June 1944, WWII: Battle of Saipan: United States forces land on Saipan.
On 15, Thursday June 1944, Malaysia Vasudevan, Tamil playback singer and actor, born (d. 2011)
On 15, Monday June 1959, Eileen Davidson, American actress and author, born
On 15, Monday June 1959, Kazimierz Bein, Polish ophthalmologist, died (b. 1872)
On 15, Sunday June 1969, Georges Pompidou is elected President of France.
On 15, Sunday June 1969, Ice Cube, African-American rapper and actor, born
On 15, Sunday June 1969, Oliver Kahn, German football goalkeeper, born
On 15, Sunday June 1969, Jansher Khan, Pakistani squash player, born
On 15, Sunday June 1969, Maurice Odumbe, Kenyan cricketer, born
On 15, Sunday June 1969, Sargis Abrahamyan, Russian writer, died (b. 1915)
On 15, Friday June 1979, Yulia Nestsiarenka, Belarusian athlete, born
On 15, Thursday June 1989, At the 1989 Irish general election, Fianna Fáil, led by Taoiseach Charles Haughey, fails to win a majority.
On 15, Thursday June 1989, Ray McAnally, Irish actor, died (b. 1926)
On 15, Thursday June 1989, Victor French, American actor and director, died (b. 1934)
On 15, Thursday June 1989, Judy Johnson, American baseball player, died (b. 1899)
On 15, Thursday June 1989, Lưu Hữu Phước, Vietnamese composer, died (b. 1921)
On 15, Wednesday June 1994, Federal Opposition Leader Alexander Downer declares that “a vote for me is a vote for the Australian flag, a vote for Mr. Keating is a vote to rip it up”.
On 15, Wednesday June 1994, Alice Englert, actress, born
On 15, Wednesday June 1994, Israel and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations.
On 15, Wednesday June 1994, Vincent Janssen, Dutch footballer, born
On 15, Wednesday June 1994, Iñaki Williams, Spanish footballer, born
On 15, Wednesday June 1994, Kristen Pfaff, American bassist, died (b. 1967)
On 15, Wednesday June 1994, Manos Hatzidakis, Greek composer, died (b. 1925)
On 15, Monday June 2009, Des Moran, a member of Melbourne’s notorious Moran family and brother of Lewis Moran, is shot dead in Ascot Vale.
On 15, Sunday June 2014, Casey Kasem, American radio host and voice actor, died (b. 1932)
On 15, Sunday June 2014, Daniel Keyes, American author, died (b. 1927)

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On This Day: Friday, 14 June 2019

Anniversaries and commemorations come and go daily. Most of us, even the best historians, miss most occasions. If we think of history as events then we are faced with a continually showering in the grains of sand. Nevertheless, we do pick out certain patterns in the remembrance of historical dates. The blog here reminds us of some dates where the local, state, national, and global perspectives entwine.

On 14, Thursday June 1894, Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, born (d. 1924)
On 14, Thursday June 1894, W. W. E. Ross, Canadian geophysicist, poet, born (d. 1966)
On 14, Saturday June 1919, (14–15)A Vickers Vimy piloted by John Alcock DSC, with navigator Arthur Whitten Brown, makes the first nonstop transatlantic flight, from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Clifden, Connemara, Ireland.
On 14, Saturday June 1919, June Spencer, English actress
On 14, Sunday June 1959, Disneyland Monorail System, the first daily operating monorail system in the Western Hemisphere, opens to the public in Anaheim, California.
On 14, Sunday June 1959, A 3-front invasion of the Dominican Republic by exile forces backed by Fidel Castro and Venezuela attempt to overthrow Rafael Trujillo.
On 14, Sunday June 1959, Marcus Miller, American bassist, born
On 14, Sunday June 1959, Jerónimo Méndez, Chilean politician, former acting President of the Republic, died (b. 1887)
On 14, Saturday June 1969, Brooks Ashmanskas, American stage actor, born
On 14, Saturday June 1969, Eugene Chung, Korean-American football player, born
On 14, Saturday June 1969, Steffi Graf, German tennis player, born
On 14, Thursday June 1979, Paradorn Srichaphan, Thai tennis player, born
On 14, Thursday June 1979, Alton Sterling, American man fatally shot by a Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officer, born (d. 2016), born
On 14, Wednesday June 1989, Lucy Hale, American actress and singer, born
On 14, Wednesday June 1989, Jubin Nautiyal, Indian playback singer, born
On 14, Wednesday June 1989, Joseph Malula, Congolese Roman Catholic archbishop and cardinal, died (b. 1917)
On 14, Tuesday June 1994, Lionel Grigson, British jazz pianist, composer and educator, died (b. 1942)
On 14, Tuesday June 1994, Henry Mancini, American composer and arranger, died (b. 1924)
On 14, Monday June 1999, Thabo Mbeki is elected President of South Africa.

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On This Day: Thursday, 13 June 2019

On This Day: Thursday, 13 June 2019

Anniversaries and commemorations come and go daily. Most of us, even the best historians, miss most occasions. If we think of history as events then we are faced with a continually showering in the grains of sand. Nevertheless, we do pick out certain patterns in the remembrance of historical dates. The blog here reminds us of some dates where the local, state, national, and global perspectives entwine.

On 13, Thursday June 1844, Thomas Charles Hope, Scottish chemist, discoverer of strontium, died (b. 1766)
On 13, Tuesday June 1944, WWII: Germany launches the first V-1 flying bomb attack on London.
On 13, Tuesday June 1944, Ban Ki-moon, South Korean politician and 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations, born
On 13, Saturday June 1959, Klaus Iohannis, President of Romania, born
On 13, Friday June 1969, Søren Rasted, Danish musician, born
On 13, Wednesday June 1979, Nila Håkedal, Norwegian beach volleyball player, born
On 13, Wednesday June 1979, Ágnes Csomor, Hungarian actress, born
On 13, Wednesday June 1979, George Cisar, American actor, died (b. 1912)
On 13, Wednesday June 1979, Darla Hood, American actress, died (b. 1931)
On 13, Tuesday June 1989, Ben Barba, rugby league footballer, born
On 13, Tuesday June 1989, The wreck of the German battleship Bismarck, which was sunk in 1941, is located 600 miles (970 km) west of Brest, France.
On 13, Tuesday June 1989, Lisa Tucker, American singer, musical theater and television actress, born
On 13, Tuesday June 1989, Tommy Searle, British motocross racer, born
On 13, Tuesday June 1989, Fran Allison, Australian actress, died (b. 1907)
On 13, Monday June 1994, K. T. Stevens, American actress, died (b. 1919)
On 13, Saturday June 2009, Mass protests erupt across Iran following a disputed presidential election in which Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was reelected president, the largest demonstrations in the country since the Iranian Revolution.
On 13, Saturday June 2009, Mitsuharu Misawa, Japanese professional wrestler, died (b. 1962)
On 13, Friday June 2014, Jim Keays, 67, musician (The Masters Apprentices), died
On 13, Friday June 2014, The military intervention against ISIL begins.
On 13, Friday June 2014, Gyula Grosics, Hungarian footballer and manager, died (b. 1926)

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