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Today in History – Goodbye to Ray Charles

THIS DAY IN HISTORY – June 10th:

1847 - Chicago Tribune begins publishing
1848 - 1st telegraph link between NYC & Chicago
1963 - US President JFK signs law for equal pay for equal work for men & women
1972 - Hank Aaron’s grandslammer (14) ties him for NL lead with Gil Hodges & moves him ahead of Willie Mays as #2 HR hitter (649)
1977 - James Earl Ray (Martin Luther King’s killer) escapes from prison

HAPPY  BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1895 - Hattie McDaniel, Wichita Kansas, 1st African American actress to win an Oscar (Gone With The Wind)
1922 - Judy Garland, [Frances Gumm], Minnesota, actress/singer (Wizard of Oz)
1965 - Elizabeth Hurley, Basingstroke England, actress (Christabel)

GOODBYE TO:

2002 - John Gotti, American gangster (b. 1940)
2004 - Ray Charles, Grammy winning crooner who blended gospel and blues, dies aged 73

To see more historical events for today, visit www.historyorb.com/day/june/10

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