What Happened on June 13


Historical Events

1868 – Oscar Dunn becomes first African American to be elected a Lieutenant Governor, of Louisiana
1969 – Mick Taylor leaves John Mayall Band and joins The Rolling Stones
1970 – Beatles’ “Long and Winding Road” single goes #1 and stays #1 for 2 weeks
1974 – Henry Aaron addresses House of Representatives
2010 – 64th Tony Awards: “Memphis” and “Red” (play) win
2019 – Kenyan MP Rashid Kassim arrested for slapping female MP Fatuma Gedi, following a walk out of parliament by female MPs after claiming male MPs joked “its slapping day”

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Famous Birthdays

1773 – Thomas Young, British physician and physicist (light interference), born in Milverton, Somerset, England (d. 1829)
1824 – Julius Eichberg, German composer, born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1893)
1866 – Lambertus Zijl, Dutch sculptor (Trade scholarship), born in Kralingen, Netherlands (d. 1947)
1951 – Mike Weaver, American heavyweight boxer (WBA World Heavyweight Champion), born in Gatesville, Texas
1962 – Hannah Storm, American sports journalist (CNN, NBC), born in Oak Park, Illinois
1978 – Ethan Embry, American actor

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Famous Deaths

1231 – Anthony of Padua, Portuguese saint, dies at 35
1550 – Johann Spangenberg, German theologist and composer, dies at 66
1784 – Henry Middleton, American president of the Continental Congress (b. 1717)
1871 – Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin (né Robert), French watchmaker and illusionist considered the father of modern magic, dies of pneumonia at 65
1982 – Ken Mackay, Australian cricketer (Aussie all-rounder 1956-63), dies at 56
1984 – Marinus de Jong, Dutch composer, dies at 92

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