Leonard Nimoy a man who was made famous for his role as Mr. Spock on the Television show Star Trek has died at the age of 83. Nimoy had suffered from Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) due to his habit of smoking. Once he learned of the diagnosis of COPD, he tweeted the following:
His last twitter post was this:
To make it all too real.
Do as Mr. Spock says, and quit smoking. Even better, don’t start.
In case you don’t know who William “Wild Bill” Guarnere is, he was part of the famed “Band of Brothers”. The Band of Brothers is also known as the “Screaming Eagles”. To learn more about him, head here.
Here is today’s Historical Daily Run Down.
- In 1422, The Battle of Arbedo begins.
- In 1470, Charles VIII of France is born.
- In 1559, King Henry II of France is mortally wounded in a jousting battle.
- In 1685, English writer John Gay is born.
- In 1794, Native Americans, under Blue Jacket, attack Fort Recovery.
- In 1805, The United States Congress organizes the Michigan Territory.
- In 1860, An evolutionary debate occurs at Oxford.
- In 1882, Charles J. Guiteau is hanged.
- In 1905, Albert Einstein publishes a paper introducing Special Relativity.
- In 1906, The United States Congress passes the Meat Inspection Act.
- In 1934, The Night of the Long Knives event occurs.
- In 1934, German Nazi Officer Karl Ernst dies.
- In 1947, American businessman Barry Bremen is born.
- In 1953, The first Chevy Corvette rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.
- In 1960, Congro gains independence from Belgium.
- In 1971, Soviet Astronaut Vladislav Volkov dies.
- In 1972, The first leap second is added to the UTC time system.
- In 1987, The Royal Canadian Mint issues the $1 coin, known as a Loonie.
- In 1997, The United Kingdom transfers sovereignty over Hong Kong to the China.
- In 2011, American businessman Barry Bremen dies.
Look for more current news later today and another Historical Daily Run Down next week.
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