On 11 June 1943 this Italian occupied island surrendered to the Allies.

  • Malta
  • Pantelleria
  • Rhodes
  • Sicily

Today in History: Born on May 15

1773

Prince Klemens Von Metternich, Chancellor of Austria.

1856

Lyman Frank Baum, author (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz).

1858

Emily Folger, Shakespeare scholar.

1859

Pierre Curie, physicist.

1860

Ellen Louise Axson Wilson, first wife of President Woodrow Wilson.

1890

Katherine Anne Porter, novelist (Ship of Fools).

1891

Mikhail Bulgakov, Russian novelist (Notes of a Dead Man, Heart of a Dog).

1902

Richard Daley, mayor of Chicago through the 1960s and early 1970's.

1923

Richard Avedon, photographer.

1926

Peter Shaffer, English playwright (Equus, Amadeus), twin brother of Anthony Shaffer.

1926

Anthony Shaffer, English playwright (Sleuth), twin brother of Peter Shaffer.

1930

Jasper Johns, Jr., painter, leader of the Pop Art movement.