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Historical Anniversaries this Week

June 23

Events (100 years ago today): 1917 - In a game against the Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox pitcher Ernie Shore retires 26 batters in a row after replacing Babe Ruth, who had been ejected for punching the umpire.

Events (50 years ago today): 1967 - Cold War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey for the three-day Glassboro Summit Conference.

Commemorations:
United Nations Public Service Day
International Widow's Day
Luxembourg National Day

June 24

Events (300 years ago today): 1717 - The Premier Grand Lodge of England, the first Masonic Grand Lodge in the world (now the United Grand Lodge of England), is founded in London.

Births (250 years ago today): 1767 - Jean-Baptiste Benoît Eyriès, French geographer and author (d. 1846)

Births (150 years ago today): 1867 - Ruth Randall Edström, American educator and activist (d. 1944)

Births (100 years ago today): 1917 - David Easton, Canadian-American political scientist and academic (d. 2014)

Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Darren Bicknell, English cricketer

Deaths (200 years ago today): 1817 - Thomas McKean, American lawyer and politician, 2nd Governor of Pennsylvania (b. 1734)

June 25

Births (100 years ago today): 1917 - Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian-American wrestler and trainer (d. 1990)

Deaths (250 years ago today): 1767 - Georg Philipp Telemann, German composer and theorist (b. 1681)

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1917 - Géza Gyóni, Hungarian soldier and poet (b. 1884)

Commemorations:
Day of the Seafarer
Croatia National Day
Mozambique National Day
Slovenia National Day

June 26

Events (100 years ago today): 1917 - The American Expeditionary Forces begin to arrive in France. They will first enter combat four months later.

Events (50 years ago today): 1967 - Karol Wojty?a (later John Paul II) made a cardinal by Pope Paul VI.

Births (200 years ago today): 1817 - Branwell Brontë, English painter and poet (d. 1848)

Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Inha Babakova, Ukrainian high jumper

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1967 - Françoise Dorléac, French actress and singer (b. 1942)

Commemorations:
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
Madagascar National Day

June 27

Births (300 years ago today): 1717 - Louis-Guillaume Le Monnier, French botanist and physicist (d. 1799)

Births (250 years ago today): 1767 - Alexis Bouvard, French astronomer and academic (d. 1843)

Births (200 years ago today): 1817 - Louise von François, German author (d. 1893)

Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Jeff Conine, American baseball player and sportscaster

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1917 - Karl Allmenröder, German soldier and pilot (b. 1896)

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1967 - Jaan Lattik, Estonian pastor and politician, 9th Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia (b. 1878)

Commemorations:
Djibouti National Day

June 28

Births (150 years ago today): 1867 - Luigi Pirandello, Italian dramatist, novelist, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1936)

Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Leona Aglukkaq, Canadian politician, 7th Canadian Minister of Health

Deaths (1250 years ago today): 767 - Pope Paul I (b. 700)

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1917 - ?tefan Luchian, Romanian painter and educator (b. 1868)

June 29

Births (500 years ago today): 1517 - Rembert Dodoens, Flemish physician and botanist (d. 1585)

Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Jeff Burton, American race car driver

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1967 - Primo Carnera, Italian boxer and actor (b. 1906)

 


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