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19 Jun

Today in History

1918 :

Helmut Lent, German night fighter pilot (d. 1944)

1910 :

Mary Whitehouse, British campaigner (d. 2001)

1864 :

Rudolf Kjellén, Swedish political scientist (d. 1922)

1701 :

Angelo Antonio Caroli, composer

1839 :

Martin-Pierre Dalvimare, composer, dies at 66

1825 :

Johann Peter Melchior, German sculptor, dies at 82

1371 :

Jan V of Virneburg, bishop of Utrecht (Pledge Vollenhove), dies

1256 :

Tankei, Japanese sculptor (b. 1173)

1922 :

Longest recorded attack of hiccups begins: Charlie Osborne gets the hiccups and continues for 68 years, dies 11 months after it stops

1917 :

World War I: the deadliest German air raid on London during World War I is carried out by Gotha G bombers and results in 162 deaths, including 46 children with 432 injuries

1914 :

28th U.S. Women's National Championship: Mary Browne beats Marie Wagner (6-2, 1-6, 6-1)

1908 :

Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

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