On this day in 627, a Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeated Emperor Khosrau II’s Persian forces, commanded by General Rhahzadh, in the Battle of Nineveh.
Born on this day in 1900 tenor Arthur Carron
Born on this day in 1906 tenor Ludwig Suthaus
Born on this day in 1921 bass-baritone Toni Blankenheim
Born on this day in 1927 soprano Hanny Steffek
Happy 66th birthday baritone Donald Maxwell
Happy birthday soprano Adelaide Negri, who was born at some point during the 20th century