On This Day
1830 Sara Josepha Hale publishes the song Mary Had a Little Lamb
1860 Don Juan wins the 1st Queen's Plate Race jockeyed by Charles S.Littlefield, Sr. Trained and owed by James White
1883 The Brooklyn Bridge opens for traffic.
1956 The Eurovision Contest is first held Lys Assia from Switzerland wins with the "Refrain"
1967 Cincinnati Bengals are award a AFL franchise.
1976 Muhammad Ali retains the Heavyweight Boxing title over Richard Dunn.
1980 New York Islanders win the Stanley Cup over the Philadelphia Flyers.
1984 Vince McMahon Sr. passes away
1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade opens in Movie Theatres Directed by Steven Spielberg Starring Harrison Ford & Sean Connery.
1900 MP Lionel “The Big Train” Conacher Politician & Super Athlete played football with The Toronto Argos winning a Gray Cup, Baseball with the Toronto Maple Leafs winning the International League, also a 2 x Stanley Cup Champion with Chicago Black Hawks & Montreal Maroons. Served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario & House of Commons. He passed away while playing baseball on Parliament Hill
1861 Gerald Strickland 4th Prime Minister of Malta
1979 H.B. Reese candy maker
1923 Sejun Suzuki film director
1938 Tommy Chung Comedian, actor
1938 Prince Buster musician, Rockstedy
1941 Bob Dylan musician Legend
1944 Patti LeBelle singer
1956 Larry Blackmon musician in the band Cameo
1967 Heavy D rapper
1981 Sayaka Ando model
1985 Roman Reigns WWE Superstar
1989 Simmi Singh youtuber
1989 G-Eazy Rapper
1997 Crystal Greenvelle actress
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