Category Archives: This Day in History

Today in History for 1st August 2013

Historical Events

1785 – Caroline Herschel becomes 1st woman discoverer of a comet
1832 – The Black Hawk War ends.
1942 – German occupier demands listing of all Dutch telephone subscribers
1963 – Germany FR annexes Elten village
1982 – Petra Schneider swims world record 400m medley (4:36.10)
1990 – Indians’ Alex Cole sets club record with 5 stolen bases in one game

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Famous Birthdays

1630 – Thomas Clifford, 1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh, English statesman (d. 1673)
1871 – Oskar Fried, composer
1966 – Darryl Hall, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers)
1971 – Julia Chilicki, Somers CT, rower (Olympics-96)
1973 – Tempestt Bledsoe, Chicago, actress (Vanessa Huxtable-Cosby Show)
1979 – Honeysuckle Weeks, English actress

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Famous Deaths

1922 – Vaclav Juda Novotny, composer, dies at 72
1957 – Harvey Glatmin, 1st bondage-photo victim, executed [or 8/18/59]
1973 – Walter Ulbricht, pres German DR, dies at 80
1987 – Benson Fong, actress (Charlie Chan, Purple Heart), dies at 70
1987 – Pola Negri, actress (Forbidden Paradise), dies at 92
2006 – Iris Marion Young, American feminist and political scientist (b. 1949)

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

Today in History for 31st July 2013

Historical Events

1658 – Aurangzeb appoints himself Mongol emperor
1948 – “Brigadoon” closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 581 performances
1970 – Chet Huntley retires from NBC, ends “Huntley-Brinkley Report”
1978 – Gunman shoots his way into Iraqi Embassy in Paris
1980 – Soyuz 37 crew returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 36
1988 – Last Playboy club closes (Lansing Michigan)

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Famous Birthdays

1912 – Milton Friedman, Brooklyn New York, economist (Nobel 1976), (d. 2006)
1913 – Bryan Hextall, NHL hall of famer (NY Rangers)
1914 – Jose Ignacio Domecq, wine maker
1921 – Peter Benenson, British founder of Amnesty International (d. 2005)
1965 – Julian Richards, British film director
1975 – Simon Hirst, British radio DJ

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Famous Deaths

1763 – James Kent, Fredericksburgh NY, legal scholar (Columbia), dies
1891 – Jean-Baptist Capronnier, French/Belgian painter, dies at 77
1932 – Francesco Paolo Neglia, composer, dies at 58
1986 – Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat (b. 1900)
1992 – Ralph Strait, dies of heart attack at 56
1994 – Caitlin Thomas, dies

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

Wild West – October 2013 – Table of Contents

By David Lauterborn The October 2013 issue of Wild West features stories about Will McLaury of post-gunfight fame in Tombstone, the 1871 Camp Grant Massacre in Arizona Territory, mythologized gunman Clay Allison, the Great Diamond Hoax of 1872 and the tall tale of the last major Comanche attack on Fort Worth, Texas.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at History Net

Today in History for 30th July 2013

Historical Events

579 – Benedict I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1756 – Bartolomeo Rastrelli presents the newly-built Catherine Palace to Empress Elizabeth and her courtiers.
1908 – Around the World Automobile Race ends in Paris
1989 – Chile amends its constitution
1995 – Dominic Cork takes hat-trick in England Test Cricket win v WI
2009 – A bomb explodes in Palma Nova, Mallorca, killing 2 police officers. Basque separatist group ETA is believed to be responsible.

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Famous Birthdays

1641 – Regnier de Graaf, Dutch physician and anatomist (d. 1673)
1936 – Buddy Guy, rocker
1958 – Daley Thompson, London, Decathalete (Olympic-gold-1980, 1984)
1968 – Robert Korzeniowski, Polish athlete
1974 – Hilary Swank, Bellingham WA, actress (Karate Kid 4)
1978 – James Branaman, American model and reality show contestant

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Famous Deaths

1540 – Robert Barnes, English churchman (martyred) (b. 1495)
1655 – Sigmund Theophil Staden, composer, dies at 47
1982 – Frank Nicholson, South African cricket wicket-keeper (1935-36), dies
1990 – Ian Gow, British Conservative parliament leader, murdered
1996 – Magda Schneider, actress (Going Gay, Be Mine Tonight), dies at 87
2007 – Ingmar Bergman, Swedish stage and film director (b. 1918)

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