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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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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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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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Today in History for 29th July 2013

Historical Events

1874 – Major Walter Copton Wingfield patents a portable tennis court
1907 – 1st helicopter ascent in Douai, France
1957 – Jack Paar’s Tonight show premieres
1972 – France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1974 – St Louis Card Lou Brock steals his 700th base
1990 – South Africa Communist Party begins 1st legal conference

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Famous Birthdays

1872 – Eric Alfred Knudsen, American folklorist (d. 1957)
1883 – Benito Mussolini, [Il Duce], Forli Kingdom of Italy, Fascist Italian dictator (1922-43), (d. 1945)
1909 – Georgy Mushel, composer
1911 – Foster Furcolo, 60th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1995)
1957 – Nellie Kim, Shurab, Tajik SSR, Soviet gymnast (Olympic-3 golds-1976)
1968 – Kristen Babb-Sprague, California, US synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-92)

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Famous Deaths

1030 – Olaf Haraldsson, King of Norway, dies in battle of Stiklestad
1825 – Micah Hawkins, composer, dies at 48
1922 – Edward Gailliard, Flemish language/archaeologist, dies at 81
1934 – Didier Pitre, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1883)
2003 – Foday Sankoh, Sierra Leonean rebel leader (b. 1937)
2007 – Tom Snyder, American television personality (b. 1936)

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Today in History for 28th July 2013

Historical Events

1402 – Battle at Ancyra/Angora/Ankara: Timur Lenk beats sultan Bajezid I
1858 – William Herschel of the Indian Civil Service in India
1858 – Nadar takes 1st airborne photo (in a balloon)
1943 – World War II: Operation Gomorrah: The British bomb Hamburg causing a firestorm that kills 42,000 German civilians.
1988 – Israeli diplomats arrive in Moscow for 1st visit in 21 years
1991 – Buffalo Bills beat Philadelphia Eagles, 17-13 in American Bowl in Wembley

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Famous Birthdays

1833 – James Henry Lane, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) [or Jun 22 1814]
1947 – Elena Novikova-Belova, USSR, foils (Olympic-gold-1968)
1948 – Sergei Bodrov, Khabarovsk Russia, director (Katala, Somebody to Love)
1954 – Gerd Faltings, German mathematician
1964 – Bruce Wilkerson, NFL tackle (Jaguars, GB Packers-Superbowl 31)
1985 – Tynisha Keli, American singer

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Famous Deaths

1057 – Victor II, [Gebhard], Pope (1055-57), dies
1711 – Gerard Lairesse, painter, buried
1956 – Ludwig Klages, German philosopher/graphologist, dies at 83
1969 – Frank H Loesser, US songwriter/composer (Guys and Dolls), dies at 59
1973 – Royal Butler, actor, dies at 80
1980 – Cecil Burleigh, composer, dies at 95

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Today in History for 24th July 2013

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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Today in History for 23rd July 2013

Historical Events

1745 – Charles Stuart, the Younger, lands at Eriskay Island, Hebrides
1913 – Arabs attack Jewish community of Rechovot Palestine
1973 – Pres Nixon refuses to release Watergate tapes of conversations in the White House relevant to the Watergate investigation
1975 – LA Dodgers W Crawford and Lee Lacy are 5th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
1987 – RNI (Bkln NY pirate radio station) begins broadcasting on 1620 AM
1989 – Winds gust to 85 MPH at Fort Smith Arkansas

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Famous Birthdays

1851 – Charles Bannerman, Aussie cricket batsman (1st centurion)
1884 – Apolinary Szeluto, composer
1901 – Hank Worden, American actor and rodeo cowboy (d. 1992)
1922 – Moses Rosen, chief Rabbi of Romania
1974 – Maurice Greene, KC Kansas, 100m runner
1986 – Nelson Philippe, French racing driver

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Famous Deaths

1227 – Qiu Chuji, Chinese Taoist (b. 1148)
1584 – John Day, English printer (b. 1522)
1866 – Thomas Forbes Walmisley, composer, dies at 83
1951 – Henri Philippe Pétain, French marshal (Verdun/Vichy regime), dies
1973 – Marius-Francois Gaillard, composer, dies at 72
1983 – Georges Auric, French composer (It Always Rains on Sunday), dies at 84

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Today in History for 22nd July 2013

Historical Events

1729 – Diamonds found in Minas Geras Brazil
1739 – Turks defeats Holy Roman Emp at Crocyka Yugoslavia and threaten Belgrade
1922 – Cards enter 1st place, marks 1st time both St Louis teams are on top
1933 – 1st solo flight round the world 7d 19hrs (Wiley Post)
1937 – Senate rejects FDR proposal to enlarge Supreme Court
1961 – WBNB TV channel 10 in Charlotte Amaile, VI (CBS) begins broadcasting

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Famous Birthdays

1651 – Ferdinand Tobias Richter, composer
1923 – Lillian Ellison, American professional wrestler (d. 2007)
1930 – Marcia Henderson, Andover Mass, actress (Kathleen-Aldrich Family)
1943 – Kay Bailey Hutchison, U.S. Senator from Texas
1949 – Dianne Dailey, LPGA golfer
1979 – Yadel Martí, Cuban baseball player

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Famous Deaths

1497 – Francesco Botticini, Italian painter, dies at about 52
1870 – Josef Strauss, composer, dies at 42
1915 – Sir Sandford Fleming, Canadian engineer and inventor (b. 1827)
1929 – Bror Beckman, composer, dies at 63
2005 – Eugene Record American songwriter and singer (The Chi-Lites) (b. 1940)
2007 – Ulrich Mühe, German actor (b. 1953)

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Today in History for 21st July 2013

Historical Events

1934 – 113anddeg;F (45anddeg;C), near Gallipolis, Ohio (state record)
1960 – Francis Chichester arrive in NY aboard Gypsy Moth II, setting record of 40 days for a solo Atlantic crossing
1974 – 29th US Women’s Open Golf Championship won by Sandra Haynie
1984 – USSR performs underground nuclear Test
1985 – Judy Clark wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1997 – The fully restored USS Constitution (aka “Old Ironsides”) celebrates her 200th birthday by setting sail for the first time in 116 years.

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Famous Birthdays

1815 – Stewart Van Vliet, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1901
1817 – John Gilbert, painter/illustrator
1826 – James Gillpatrick Blunt, Major General (Union volunteers)
1856 – Louise Blanchard Bethune, 1st US woman architect
1899 – Hart Crane, US, poet (Bridge)
1926 – Paul Burke, New Orleans, actor (Thomas Crown Affair) [or Jan 21]

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Famous Deaths

1938 – Owen Wister, American author (b. 1860)
1946 – Gualberto Villarroel, President of Bolivia (b. 1908)
1975 – Fie Carelsen, actress (Malle Gevallen), dies at 85
1993 – Henk Kersting, bureau chef (Associated Press-WW II), dies at 88
1995 – Edwin “Russell” House, saxophonist, dies at 65
1996 – Francis James Claude Piggott, soldier, dies at 85

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Today in History for 20th July 2013

Historical Events

1654 – Anglo-Portuguese treaty, Portugal comes under English control
1866 – Sea battle of Lissa-Austria vs Italy
1920 – Heerenveen soccer team forms
1956 – US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Bikini Island
1964 – 1st surfin’ record to go #1-Jan and Dean’s “Surf City”
2001 – The London Stock Exchange goes public.

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Famous Birthdays

1938 – Jo Ann Campbell, Jacksonville Fla, Lawrence Welk’s champagne lady
1951 – Jeff Rawle, English actor
1963 – Frank Whaley, American actor
1967 – Akihito Sugisawa, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
1978 – Will Solomon, American basketball player
1978 – Charlie Korsmo, actor (Dick Tracy, What About Bob)

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Famous Deaths

1322 – Frederik II van Sierck, bishop of Utrecht (1317-22), dies
1766 – Isabelle Farnese, queen of Spain, dies
1944 – Korten, chef gen of Germany Luftwaffe, dies in bomb explosion
1982 – Okot p’Bitek, Ugandan poet (b. 1931)
2007 – Tammy Faye Messner (Bakker), American televangelist (b. 1942)
2009 – Ria Brieffies, Dutch singer (b. 1957)

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Today in History for 19th July 2013

Historical Events

1836 – HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Ascension
1940 – Nazi occupiers in Neth forbid anti-nazi films
1963 – Philadelphia Phillies Roy Siever hits HR # 300
1981 – 110th British Golf Open: Bill Rogers shoots a 276 at Royal St George
1991 – Mike Tyson rapes a Miss Black America contestant (Desiree Washington)
1993 – Pres Clinton fires FBI director William Sessions

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Famous Birthdays

1688 – Giuseppe Castiglione, Italian missionary to China (d. 1766)
1923 – William A. Rusher, American columnist
1952 – Alan Collins, rock guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
1958 – Robert Gibson, American professional wrestler
1963 – Marla Duncan, Fairfield California, Miss Northern California fitness (1990)
1970 – Rhona Susan Robertson, Auckland NZ, badminton player (Olympics-96)

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Famous Deaths

1545 – George Carew, English admiral, drowns
1844 – Heinrich Domnich, composer, dies at 77
1958 – Robert Earl Hughes, weighed 1,041 lbs (473 kg), dies at 32
1974 – Earl Warren, gov of Calif/Supreme court justice (1953-68), dies at 83
1990 – Herbert Nelson, actor (Guilding Light), dies of a stroke at 76
2012 – Omar Suleiman, Egyptian general and intelligence officer, dies from a heart attack at 76

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Today in History for 18th July 2013

Historical Events

1938 – Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan arrives in Ireland-left NY for Calif
1972 – Mike Procter 8-73 with hat-trick, plus 51 and 102, Gloucs v Essex
1979 – USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1980 – Rohini 1, 1st Indian satellite, launches into orbit
1983 – Despite being in 1st place in NL East, Phils fire manager Pat Corrales
1984 – Walter F Mondale wins Democratic presidential nomination in SF

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Famous Birthdays

1911 – Alexander Hyatt-King, scholar (Mozart)
1915 – Anthony Cox, English architect
1915 – Isaack Stouten, resistance fighter
1932 – Robert Ellis Miller, American film director
1972 – Bruce Walker, NFL nose tackle (NE Patriots)
1982 – Ryan Cabrera, American musician and TV host

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Famous Deaths

1374 – Francesco Petrarch, Italian poet (Italia Mia), dies at 69
1591 – Jakob Handl, [Petelin], Austrian composer/bandmaster, dies at 40
1915 – George William Louis Marshall-Hall, composer, dies at 53
1916 – Benjamin C. Truman, American journalist and author
1992 – Viktor Louis, Russian journalist, dies
1995 – Fabio Casartelli, Italian olympian (Oly-gold-92), dies at 24

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Today in History for 16th July 2013

Historical Events

1618 – Capt John Gilbert patents 1st dredger in Britain
1867 – D R Averill patents ready-mixed paint
1946 – US court martials 46 SS to death (Battle of Bulge crimes) in Dachau
1964 – Republicans convention selects Barry Goldwater as pres candidate
1995 – “Chronicles of a Death Foretold” closes at Plymouth NYC after 55 perfs
1999 – John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are killed in a plane crash off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. The Piper Saratoga aircraft was piloted by Kennedy.

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Famous Birthdays

1855 – Charles Francis Abdy Williams, composer
1945 – Barry Dudleston, cricket umpire
1964 – Miguel Indurain, Spanish bicyclist (Tour de France winner 1991-95)
1966 – Jyrki Lumme, Tampere Fin, NHL defenseman (Canucks, Finland Oly-B-98)
1970 – William Van Landingham, Columbia TN, pitcher (SF Giants)
1986 – Calum Gittins, New Zealand actor

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Famous Deaths

1887 – Nicaise de Keyser, Flemish painter (Battle at Woeringen), dies at 73
1896 – William Hamilton Gibson, illustrator/author/novelist, dies
1962 – Jan M Romein, historian (Breaking of Two Ages), dies
1981 – Harry Chapin, folk vocalist (Taxi), dies in car crash at 38
2003 – Carol Shields, Canadian author (b. 1935)
2005 – Prince Gu of Korea (b. 1931)

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Today in History for 15th July 2013

Historical Events

1808 – French marshal Joachim Murat becomes king of Naples
1971 – Pres Nixon announces he would visit People’s Rep of China
1980 – Johnny Bench hits his 314th HR as a catcher breaks Yogi Berra’s record
1982 – Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via Dyess AFB, Texas
1994 – Gyula Horn sworn in as premier of Hungary
1994 – Sonia O’Sullivan runs 3K (8:21.64)

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Famous Birthdays

1631 – Jens Juel, Danish diplomat (d. 1700)
1929 – Larry Lamb, newspaper editor
1959 – Shep Pettibone, American record producer
1971 – Dean Panaro, Knoxville Tenn, diver (Olympics-96)
1977 – Ray Toro, American musician (My Chemical Romance)
1981 – Alecia Ingram, Knoxville Tenn, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96)

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Famous Deaths

1274 – John F Bonaventura, Ital/French theologist/dominican/saint, dies
1784 – Johan B Straub, South German sculptor, dies
1933 – Irving Babbitt, US writer (Democracy and Leadership), dies at 67
1957 – Marie C of Zeggelen, author (Dessajongen), dies at 87
1959 – Vance Palmer, Australian author (b. 1885)
1959 – Peter A Egge, Norwegian writer (The Dream), dies

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Today in History for 14th July 2013

Historical Events

1850 – 1st public demonstration of ice made by refrigeration
1946 – Dr Ben Spock’s “Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care” published
1949 – USSR explodes their 1st atom bomb
1958 – Col Saddam Hussein and Iraqi army overthrows the monarchy
1969 – “Futbol War” between El Salvador and Honduras begins
1985 – Last USFL game-Baltimore Stars defeats Oakland Invaders, 28-24

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Famous Birthdays

1910 – William Hanna, Melrose New Mexico, animator (Hanna-Barbera- Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo), (d. 2001)
1930 – Eric Norman Stokes, composer
1938 – Bob Scholl, rocker (Mellow Kings)
1951 – Esther Dyson, Zurich Switz, computer publisher (Release 1.0)
1971 – Marie-Chantal Toupin, French Canadian singer
1977 – Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden

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Famous Deaths

1298 – Jacob de Voragine, Italian bishop/writer (Golden Legend), dies
1876 – Thomas Hazlehurst, English Methodist chapel builder (b. 1816)
1923 – Louis Ganne, composer, dies at 61
1959 – Grock, [Adrien Wettach], Swiss clown/circus director, dies at 79
1994 – Robert Jungk, German/French/Us/Austrian philosopher/historian, dies
2003 – Éva Janikovszky, Hungarian novelist (b. 1926)

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Today in History for 13th July 2013

Historical Events

1558 – Battle of Gravelines: In France, Spanish forces led by Count Lamoral of Egmont defeat the French forces of Marshal Paul des Thermes at Gravelines.
1935 – Richard Strauss resigns as chairman of Reichskulturkammer
1938 – Kroller-Muller museum opens in Holland
1968 – French government-Couve de Murville forms
1987 – Federal judge throws out Bette Midler’s $10 million suit against Ford Motor Co, who used a sound alike voice for their TV commercials
1991 – Bob Milacki and 3 other Balt Oriole pitchers no-hit A’s 2-0

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Famous Birthdays

1773 – Wilhelm H Wackenroder, German writer (Fantasies about Art)
1864 – John Jacob Astor IV, American entrepreneur (d. 1912)
1901 – Mickey “Toy Bulldog” Walker, welterweight boxing champ (1922-26)
1941 – Robert Forster, Rochester NY, actor (Lady in Red, Alligator)
1973 – Ariel Silvio Zárate, Argentine footballer
1974 – Deborah Cox, Canadian Randamp;B singer

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Famous Deaths

574 – John III, Italian Pope (561-74), dies
1105 – Rashi, [Rabbi Shlomo Yitzaki], Jewish intellectual, dies
1705 – Titus Oates, English Protestant conspirator (b. 1649)
1807 – Henry Benedict Stuart, Jacobite claimant to the throne of England (b. 1725)
1956 – Vladimir Grigor’yevich Zakharov, composer, dies at 54
1958 – Karl Erb, German tenor, dies on 81st birthday

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Today in History for 29th April 2013

Historical Events

1940 – 1st radio broadcast of “Young Dr Malone” on CBS
1969 – “Trumpets of the Lord” opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 7 perfs
1982 – Nordiques 2-Isles 5-Semifinals-Isles hold 2-0 lead
1984 – Betsy King wins LPGA Freedom/Orlando Golf Classic
1985 – 17th space shuttle mission (51-B)-Challenger 7 launched
2012 – International Chemical Weapons Convention deadline for chemical weapon stockpiles comes into effect

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Famous Birthdays

1871 – Louis William Stern, German/US philosopher (Intelligence of Children)
1925 – Ned Austin, American character actor (d. 2007)
1929 – Vaclav Kucera, composer
1930 – Jean Rochefort, French actor
1932 – King Hu, film director
1957 – Mark Kendall, American guitarist

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Famous Deaths

1698 – Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis, First Lord of the British Admiralty (b. 1655)
1793 – John Michell, English scientist (b. 1724)
1943 – Sidney A K Keyes, English poet (Foreign Gate), dies at 20
1966 – Eugene O’Brien, actor (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 85
2002 – Lor Tok, Thai comedian and actor (b. 1914)
2005 – Mariana Levy, Mexican actress, singer, and television show host (b. 1966)

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Today in History for 28th April 2013

Historical Events

1789 – Fletcher Christian leads Mutiny on HMS Bounty and Capt William Bligh
1934 – FDR signs Home Owners Loan Act
1959 – KPLR TV channel 11 in Saint Louis, MO (IND) begins broadcasting
1968 – Carol Mann wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies’ Golf Invitational
1983 – Bruins 4-Isles 1-Wales Conference Championship-Series tied 1-1
1986 – Chernobyl, USSR site of world’s worst nuclear power plant disaster

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Famous Birthdays

1592 – George Villiers, 1st duke of Buckingham/English admiral
1750 – Paul Ignaz Kurzinger, composer
1908 – Oskar Schindler, Zwittau, Moravia, Austria-Hungary, Austrian businessman and subject of the novel Schindlerand#039;s Ark and the film Schindlerand#039;s List. (d. 1974)
1921 – Rowland Evans, White Marsh Pa, news reporter (CNN-Evans and Novak)
1960 – Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete (d. 1993)
1971 – Simbi Khali, actress (Nina-Third Rock From the Sun)

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Famous Deaths

1109 – Hugo van Cluny, 6th abbott of Cluny/saint, dies
1498 – Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland, English politician
1843 – William Wallace, Scottish mathematician (rights of Wallace), dies
1881 – Robert W Ollinger, US warden/last victim of Billy the Kid, dies
1896 – Heinrich von Treitschke, German historian, dies
1944 – Frank Knox, U.S. Vice-Presidential candidate (b. 1874)

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Today in History for 27th April 2013

Historical Events

1578 – Duel of the Mignons claims the lives of two favorites of Henry III of France and two favorites of Henry I, Duke of Guise.
1942 – Tornado destroys Pryor Oklahoma killing 100, injuring 300
1978 – 14th Mayor’s Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 4-3 in 11
1986 – Captain Midnight (John R MacDougall) interrupts HBO
1997 – “Stanley,” closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC
2007 – Estonian authorities remove the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet Red Army war memorial in Tallinn, amid political controversy with Russia.

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Famous Birthdays

1903 – Hans Walter Kosterliz, biochemist
1904 – Cecil Day-Lewis, England, poet laureate/detective (Nicholas Blake)
1956 – Dennie Shupryt-Knoop, Chicago Ill, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)
1959 – Louis Lortie, French Canadian concert pianist
1986 – Elena Risteska, Macedonian singer
1987 – William Moseley, British actor

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Famous Deaths

1915 – Alexander Scriabin, Russian composer (b. 1872)
1936 – Frederik A Stoett, linguist (Dutch Proverbs), dies at 72
1973 – Jim Sims, cricketer (England leg-spinner in 4 Tests 1935-37), dies
1994 – Lynne Frederick Unger, actress (Trail of Pink Panther), dies at 39
1997 – Paul Lambert, actor (Tom-Executive Suite), dies at 73
2012 – Bill Skowron, American MLB player, dies from lung cancer at 81

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Today in History for 22nd April 2013

Historical Events

1793 – Pres Washington attends opening of Rickett’s, 1st circus in US
1893 – Francis Dhanis army occupies Kasongo
1898 – Congress passes Volunteer Army Act calling for a Volunteer Cavalry
1954 – Achiel van Acker forms Belgian government
1970 – NY Met Tom Seaver strikes out last 10 Padres, for a total of 19
1974 – Barbara Walters becomes news co-anchor of Today Show

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Famous Birthdays

1451 – Isabella I, of Castile, Queen of Spain (1479-1504), patron of Columbus
1923 – Peter Bowring, CEO (C T Bowring)
1939 – John Chilcot, civil servant
1957 – Donald Tusk, Polish Prime Minister
1962 – David Wettlaufer, Kitchener Ont, golfer (Ontario Beefeater-1986, 87)
1964 – Chris Makepeace, Toronto, actor (Vamp, My Bodyguard, Meatballs, Oasis)

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Famous Deaths

1945 – Kathe Kollwitz, German graphic artist, dies at 77
1990 – Bertil Unger, actor (Devil and Max Devlin), dies
1994 – Denis Pitts, journalist, dies at 64
1996 – David Shipman, film historian, dies at 63
1996 – Erma Bombeck, humorist (Grass is Greener), dies at 69
2003 – Michael Larrabee, American athlete (b. 1933)

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