Today in History for 24th July 2013

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Historical Events

1946 – 9 Spokane baseball players (Western League), die in a bus crash
1949 – Inidian pitcher Bob Lemon hits 2 HRs to beat Senators, 7-5
1956 – Brendan Behan’s “Quare Fellow,” premieres in London
1961 – Edwin Newman becomes news anchor of Today Show
1975 – Apollo 18 returns to Earth
2002 – James Traficant is expelled from the United States House of Representatives on a vote of 420 to 1.

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Famous Birthdays

1798 – John Adams Dix, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1879
1922 – Madeleine Ferron, French Canadian writer
1926 – Hans-Gunther Winkler, Germany, equestrian jumper (Olympic-gold-1956)
1934 – Willie Davis, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Green Bay)
1979 – Valerio Scassellati, Italian racing driver
1984 – John Dhani Lennevald, Swedish singer (A-Teens)

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Famous Deaths

1240 – Konrad von Thüringen, fifth Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights
1652 – Johann Weichmann, composer, dies at 32
1812 – Joseph Schuster, composer, dies at 63
1908 – Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran poet (b. the same day 1867)
1993 – Ben[jamin S] Polak, Dutch physician/resistance fighter, dies
2007 – Albert Ellis, American psychologist (b. 1913)

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at HistoryOrb.Com – This Day in History

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