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21 Jun

Today in History

1926 :

Conrad Hall, Tahitian-American cinematographer, born in Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia (d. 2003)

1899 :

Pavel Haas, Czech Jewish composer killed during the Holocaust, born in Brno, Czech Republic (d. 1944)

1873 :

H. M. Tomlinson, British writer (Sea and Jungle), born in London (d. 1958)

1790 :

Wilhelm Speyer, German violinist and composer, born in Offenbach, Hesse, Germany (d. 1878)

1980 :

Bert Kaempfert, German orchestra leader and songwriter, dies of a stroke at 56

1968 :

Ruth St Denis, ballerina (Dances of the 5 Senses), dies at 91

1788 :

Johann Georg Hamann, German counter-enlightenment philosopher ("Reason is language"), dies at 57

1631 :

John Smith, English explorer (Chesapeake Bay, New England) and leader of the Virginia Colony (Jamestown), dies at 51

1938 :

Bradman scores 101* in 77 minutes, Australia v Lancashire

1915 :

Anti-British revolt in South Africa ends with arrest of General De Law

1900 :

Dodgers score 7 in top of 11th to go ahead of Phillies, 20-13, In bottom of 11th Phillies stalls so umpire forfeits game to Dodgers

1672 :

Dutch pension advisor Johan de Witt seriously wounded

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