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History, Births, and Deaths for July 11


911 - Signing of the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte between Charles the Simple and Rollo of Normandy.
1156 - Siege of Shirakawa-den in Japan.
1244 - Chwarizneense Turken defeats Jerusalem
1302 - Battle of Kortrijk Belgium (France vs Flanders)
1302 - Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch) - a coalition around the Flemish cities defeats the king of France's massive army.
1346 - Charles IV of Luxembourg is elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
1347 - Bohemia heir to the throne elected German anti-king Charles IV
1376 - English "Good Parliament" meets
1405 - Chinese fleet commander Zheng He sets sail to explore the world for the first time.
1423 - Arnold van Egmont becomes duke of Gelre
1476 - Giuliano della Rovere is appointed bishop of Coutances.
1525 - Trial against "heretic" John Pistorius at The Hague
1533 - Pope Clement VII excommunicated England's King Henry VIII
1576 - Martin Frobisher sights Greenland.
1588 - French king Henri III accept demands of Catholic League
1616 - Samuel de Champlain returns to Quebec.
1635 - Armies of Savoye/Mantua/Parma occupy Milan
1673 - Netherlands & Denmark signs defense treaty
1690 - Battle of Drogheda Boyne (Willem III (Neth-Engl) beat Jacobus II (Ire)
1708 - Battle at Oudenaarde: Great Alliance beats France
1735 - Mathematical calculations suggest that it was on this day that Pluto moved from the ninth to the eighth most distant planet from the Sun for the last time before 1979.
1740 - Czarina Anne of Little Russia, expels Jews
1740 - Jews are expelled from Little Russia by order of Czarina Anne
1750 - Halifax, Nova Scotia is almost completely destroyed by fire.
1776 - Captain James Cook begins his third voyage
1781 - Thomas Hutchins designated Geographer of US
1789 - US Marine Corps created by an act of Congress
1792 - Prussia army moves into French territory
1798 - US Marine Corps forms
1801 - French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons discovers his 1st comet
1804 - Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel.
1811 - Italian scientist Amedeo Avogadro publishes his memoir about molecular content of gases.
1812 - US invades Canada (Detroit frontier)
1818 - Keats writes "In the Cottage Where Burns is Born," "Lines Written in the Highlands," & "Gadfly"
1848 - Edmund Hickly gets 1st known 10 wicket innings (Kent v England)
1848 - London's Waterloo Station opens
1861 - Battle of Laurel Mountain VA-Gen Morris forces retreat of rebels
1861 - Battle of Rich Mountain, VA - Rosecrans forces rebels to surrender
1862 - Lincoln appoints General Halleck general-in-chief
1863 - Japanese battle cruiser shoots at Dutch warship Medusa, kills 4
1864 - Battle of Fort Stevens, DC (Early's Raid, Tennallytown, MD)
1864 - Confederate forces led by Gen J Early begin invasion of Wash DC
1882 - British fleet bombs Alexandria
1888 - 118°F (48°C), Bennett, Colorado (state record)
1888 - Pennsylvania's Monongehela River rises 32' after 24 hour rainfall
1889 - Tijuana in Mexico becomes a city
1892 - US Patent Office says J W Swan, rather than Thomas Edison, invented the electric light carbon for the incandescent lamp
1893 - The first cultured pearl is obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto.
1893 - A revolution led by the liberal general and politician, José Santos Zelaya, takes over state power in Nicaragua.
1895 - Auguste & Louis Lumière show film for scientists
1897 - Solomon Andree leaves Spitsbergen by balloon towards North Pole
1900 - Boer general De la Rey captures Scots Greys & Lincolns
1902 - British premier Lord Salisbury resigns
1905 - Black intellectuals & activists organize Niagara movement
1905 - Niagara Movement founded by WEB Dubois
1906 - The Gillette-Brown murder inspires Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy.
1914 - Babe Ruth debuts as a pitcher for Boston Red Sox, he beats Cleve 4-3
1915 - Germany cruiser Königsberg sinks off Dar-es-Salam
1916 - 1st federal grant-in-aid for state roads enacted
1916 - Congress passes Federal Aid Road Act
1919 - Dutch 2nd chamber approves 8-hour day/No Sunday work
1921 - Mongolia gains independence from China (National Day)
1922 - The Hollywood Bowl opens.
1923 - Harry Frazee, sells Red Sox to Ohio businessmen for $1M
1924 - Moslem-Hindu rebellion in Delhi
1925 - Queen Wilhelmina names H Colijn head of govt
1930 - Bradman scores 309 in a day vs England at Leeds, goes on to 334
1931 - NY Giants beat Phillies 23-8
1934 - FDR became 1st pres to travel through Panama Canal
1936 - Triborough Bridge linking Manhattan, Bronx & Queens opens
1939 - 7th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Yankee Stadium, New York NY Yankee/AL maanager Joe McCarthy starts 6 Yankees
1940 - British & German dogfight above Lyme Bay
1941 - German troops attack Dnjepr
1943 - 7th day of battle at Kursk
1943 - Counter attack by Hermann Goering Armour division in Sicily
1943 - US 45th Division occupies airport Comiso Sicily
1943 - US 82nd Airborne division shot at, by "friendly fire" in Sicily
1943 - Massacres of Poles in Volhynia.
1944 - 12th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh
1944 - FDR says he would run for a 4th term
1944 - Franklin D. Roosevelt announces that he will run for a fourth term as President of the United States.
1946 - Kingman Douglass, ends term as deputy director of CIA
1948 - 1st air bombing of Jerusalem
1950 - 17th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 in 14 at Comiskey Park, Chic Ted Williams breaks his elbow; 1st extra inning All Star Game
1952 - Gen Eisenhower nominated as Republican presidential candidate
1954 - 1st White Citizens Council organizes in Indianola, Miss
1955 - Congress authorizes all US currency to say "In God We Trust"
1955 - New USAF Academy dedicated at Lowry AFB in Colo with 300 cadets
1960 - 28th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, KC
1960 - Czechoslovakia adopts Constitution
1960 - Ivory Coast, Dahomey, Upper Volta & Niger declare independence
1960 - Moise Tsjombe declares Congolese county Katanga independence
1961 - 30th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 in 10 at Candlestick Pk, SF
1961 - Gene Kiniski beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
1962 - 1st transatlantic TV transmission via satellite (Telstar I)
1962 - Brothers Hank & Tommie Aaron homer in same inning
1962 - Cosmonaut Micolaev set then record longest space flight - 4 days
1962 - Fred Baldasare is 1st to swim English Channel underwater (scuba)
1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1962 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 - South-African ANC Walter Sisulu/Andrew Mlangeni/Govan Mbeki arrested
1965 - Israeli Mapai-party nominates David Ben-Gurion
1965 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Midwest Golf Open
1967 - 38th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 15 at Anaheim Stadium, CA
1967 - All star MVP: Tony Perez (Cin Reds)
1967 - Kenny Rogers forms 1st Edition
1968 - Earl Weaver replaces Hank Bauer as manager of Orioles
1968 - Start of Colin Cowdrey's 100th Test, 1st person to do so
1969 - David Bowie releases "Space Oddity"
1969 - Rolling Stones release "Honky Tonk Woman"
1971 - Chilean parliament nationalizes US copper mines
1971 - Jane Blalock wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
1971 - Phillies Deron Johnson 3 HRs caps his 4 in a row
1973 - Brazilian Boeing 707 crashes near Paris, 122 killed
1974 - House Judiciary Committee releases evidence on Watergate inquiry
1974 - World Football League plays 1st games
1975 - Chinese archeologists discover a 3-acre burial site with 6,000 clay statues of warriors dating as early as 221 BC
1976 - 1st US football club in Austria forms (FAAFC-1st Austrian American)
1976 - 31st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by JoAnne Carner
1976 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1976 - In pre-game promo at Atlanta County Stadium, 34 couples wed at home plate followed by Championship Wrestling "Headlocks & Wedlocks"
1977 - Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Rev Martin Luther King Jr
1978 - 49th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-3 at San Diego Stadium
1978 - All star MVP: Steve Garvey (LA Dodgers)
1978 - Auto with liquid gas crashes & explodes in Spain, 160 killed
1979 - US Skylab enters atmosphere over Australia & disintegrates
1980 - American hostage Richard I Queen freed by Iran
1981 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1981 - Neva Rockefeller is 1st woman ordered to pay her husband alimony
1981 - Sebastian Coe of UK sets record for 1K (2:12.18)
1982 - "7 Brides for 7 Brothers" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 5 perfs
1982 - 3rd US Seniors Golf Open: Miller Barber
1982 - Hollis Stacy wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
1982 - Italy beats West Germany 3-1 for soccer's 12th World Cup in Madrid
1983 - Lorraine Elizabeth Downes, 19, of NZ, crowned 32nd Miss Universe
1984 - 55th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at Candlestick Park, SF
1984 - All star MVP: Gary Carter (Mont Expos)
1984 - England's MusicBox begins satellite transmission to Europe
1984 - Govt orders air bags or seat belts would be required in cars by 1989
1984 - Lucas Mangope re-elected president of Bophuthatswana
1985 - Astros' Nolan Ryan, 1st to strike out 4000 (Mets' Danny Heep)
1985 - Refurbished Columbia moves overland from Palmdale to Dryden
1985 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1986 - Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway runs 10,000 m in world record 30:13.74
1986 - Maricica Puica of Romania runs 2,000 m in 5:28.69 (record for women)
1986 - Mary Beth Whitehead christens surrogate Baby M, Sara
1987 - Heart's "Alone," single goes #1 for 3 weeks
1987 - Orioles Cal Ripkin becomes 1st to manage 2 sons, as Billy joins Cal
1988 - Mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor
1989 - 60th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim All star MVP: Bo Jackson (KC Royals)
1989 - President Ronald Reagan sportscasts All Star Game
1990 - NYC police arrest "Dartman" (stabbed over 50 women with darts)
1990 - Oka Crisis: First Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada begins.
1991 - Calumet Farm, home to 8 Kentucky Derby winners, files bankruptcy
1991 - Nigerian DC-8 crashes near Djeddah, 261 die
1991 - Total solar eclipse is seen in Hawaii
1992 - Pres candidate Ross Perot at NAACP speech calls them "you people"
1993 - 14th US Seniors Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus
1993 - Nancy Lopez wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic
1994 - Suriname guilder devalued: NŸ1 = SŸ105
1995 - 66th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 at Ballpark at Arlington Tx
1995 - All star MVP: Jeff Conine (Fla Marlins)
1999 - 20th US Seniors Golf Open: at Des Moines GC, W Des Moines, Iowa
2006 - 209 people are killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai, India.



Births on July 11

154 - Bar Daisan, [Bardesanes], Syrian theologist
1274 - Robert Bruce, King of Scotland (1306-29)
1366 - Anne of Bohemia, consort of Richard II of England (d. 1394)
1540 - Adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich/Juliana of Stolberg
1558 - Robert Greene, Elizabethan dramatist (Friar Bacon)
1561 - Luis de Góngora, Spanish poet (d. 1627)
1603 - Kenelm Digby, English privateer (d. 1665)
1628 - Tokugawa Mitsukuni, Japanese warlord (d. 1701)
1657 - Frederik I, King of Prussia (1701-13)
1662 - Maximilian II Emanuel, elect of Bayern
1694 - Charles-Antoine Coypel, French carpet designer
1697 - Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon d'Anville, French geographer/cartographer
1709 - Johan Gottschalk Wallerius, Swedish chemist (d. 1785)
1723 - Jean-François Marmontel, French historian and writer (d. 1799)
1738 - Albert-Kasimir, duke of Saxon/viceroy of Hungary/Netherlands
1751 - Caroline Matilda of Wales, queen consort of Denmark and Norway (d. 1775)
1754 - Thomas Bowdler, famous prude, bowdlerized Shakespeare
1767 - John Quincy Adams, Braintree (Quincy) Mass, 6th Pres (D) (1825-1829)
1810 - Eugene L Simonis, Belgian sculptor
1811 - Joseph Lanman, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1874
1816 - French A Durlet, Belgian sculptor/architect
1824 - Adolphe-Abraham Samuel, composer
1825 - Edward Henry Hobson, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1901
1826 - Alexander Aphanashev, Russ story teller (Narodnye roesskie skazki)
1826 - Alexander Afanasyev, Russian folklorist (d. 1871)
1832 - Charilaos Trikoupis, Greek politician (d. 1896)
1836 - Carlos Gomez, composer
1837 - Paul Lacombe, composer
1838 - John Wanamaker, merchant (Wanamakers Dept Store)
1841 - Daniel de Lange, Dutch composer
1841 - William Paul Roberts, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1910
1844 - Peter I Karadjordjevic, King of Serbia/Yugoslavia
1846 - Leon Bloy, French writer (d. 1917)
1850 - Annie Armstrong, American missionary leader (d. 1938)
1851 - Millie & Christine, NC, siamese twins
1857 - Alfred Binet, French child psychologist
1857 - Iacob Moresianu, composer
1860 - Johannis J van Laar, Dutch chemist (thermodynamics)
1861 - Anton Stepanovich Arensky, composer
1861 - George William Norris, (Rep/Sen-Neb) (Lame duck-amendement)
1862 - Liza Nina Mary Frederica Lehmann, composer
1864 - Petar Danov, Bulgarian spiritual teacher (d. 1944)
1866 - R Beer-Hofmann, writer
1866 - Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine (d. 1953)
1871 - Stjepan Radic, founder/leader (Croatian Farmers' Party)
1885 - Roger de la Fresnaye, French sculptor/painter
1886 - Boris Grigoriev, Russian painter (d. 1939)
1888 - Carl Schmitt, German nazi-lawyer (Verfassungslehre)
1888 - Lyman Bryson, Valentine Nebr, educator (UN Casebook)
1889 - Alfred E Green, Perris CA, director (Copacabana, Jolson Story)
1890 - Arthur W Tedder of Glenguin, British air marshal (WW II)
1890 - Georg Annenkov, Russian/French painter
1892 - Giorgio Federico Ghedini, composer
1892 - Thomas Mitchell, NJ, academy award winning actor (Outlaw, Adventures)
1893 - Jack Durston, cricketer (England fast bowler against Australia 1921)
1894 - Walter Wanger, [Feuchtwanger], US producer (Stagecoach)
1895 - Dolly Wilde, English socialite (d. 1941)
1897 - Blind Lemon Jefferson, rocker
1897 - Bull Connor, American law enforcement official (d. 1973)
1898 - Hendrik J Pos, Dutch philosopher/CEO (Committee of Watchfulness)
1898 - Herman de Man, [Salomon H Hamburger], Dutch writer/Radio Orange
1899 - E B White, writer (Charlotte's Web, Elements of Style)
1899 - E. B. White, American writer (d. 1985)
1902 - Leo Collard, Belgian minister of Education (1946/54-58)
1902 - Samuel Abraham Goldsmith, Dutch/US phycist
1903 - Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (d. 1976)
1906 - Harry Von Zell, Indianapolis Ind, TV announcer (Burns & Allen)
1906 - Herbert Wehner, German communist/anti-communist politician (SPD)
1910 - Irene Hervey, LA Calif, actress (Aunt Meg-Honey West)
1910 - John Francis Boyd, journalist
1913 - Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger, US, sci-fi author (Space Lords)
1913 - Cordwainer Smith, American writer (d. 1966)
1914 - Ahti Sonninen, composer
1915 - Colin Purdie Kelly, US, 1st US air hero (during WW II)
1915 - George Ivan Smith, diplomat
1916 - Gough Whitlam, (ALP) Australia, PM (1972-75)
1916 - Howard Brubeck, composer
1916 - Reg Varney, English actor
1920 - Yul Brynner, Russian-born actor (d. 1985)
1921 - Ilse Werner, Dutch-born actress
1922 - Gene Evans, Hollbrook Az, actor (My Friend Flicka, Matt Helm, Alamo)
1924 - Claus Bremer, writer
1924 - César Lattes, Brazilian physicist (d. 2005)
1924 - Charlie Tully, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1971)
1925 - Mattiwilda Dobbs, Atlanta, Ga, soprano
1925 - Nicolai Gedda, Stockholm, Sweden, opera tenor (Opera Two to Six)
1926 - Patrick Wymark, Cleethorpes England, actor (Skull, Tomb of Ligeia)
1926 - Ralph D Abernathy, US, president (SCLC)
1926 - Rodolfo Arizaga, composer
1926 - Frederick Buechner, American author
1927 - Herbert Blomstedt, Springfield Mass, conductor (Oslo Phil 1954-61)
1928 - Nic Jonk, sculptor/painter (Jonas & the Whale)
1928 - Robert Washburn, composer
1929 - David Kelly, Irish actor
1929 - Hermann Prey, German baritone (d. 1998)
1930 - Gregory C Bell, Terre Haute Ind, long jumper (Olympic-gold-1956)
1930 - John Alabaster, cricketer (NZ most prolific leg-spinner with 49 wkts)
1930 - Harold Bloom, American literary critic
1931 - Hans Klein, politician
1931 - Herman de Vries, Dutch sculptor
1931 - Tab Hunter, actor (darn Yankees, Lust in the Dust, Battle Cry)
1931 - Thurston Harris, Indianapolis, vocalist (Little Bitty Pretty One)
1931 - Tullio Regge, Italian physicist
1932 - Alex Hassilev, rocker (Limeliters)
1932 - Ron McAnally, horse trainer
1932 - Bob McGrath, American actor
1933 - Olga Havlova, political activist
1934 - Giorgio Armani, Milan Italy, fashion designer (American Gigolo)
1935 - Earlene Dennis Brown, Latero Tx, shot putter (Olympic-bronze-1960)
1935 - Oliver Napier, Northern Irish politician
1935 - Frederick Hemke, American saxophonist
1937 - Pai Hsien-yung, Taiwanese writer
1938 - Terry Garthwaite, US guitarist/singer (Joy of Cooking)
1939 - Larry Laoretti, Mahopac NJ, PGA golfer (US Seniors Open 1992)
1939 - Seth Gaaikema, Dutch night club performer
1940 - Rafael Martinez, horse trainer
1940 - Terry Patchett, politician
1940 - Yvon Charbonneau, French Canadian union leader and politician
1941 - Clive Puzey, Zimbabwean racing driver
1943 - Susan Seaforth Hayes, SF, actress (Days of our Life, Young & Restless)
1943 - Oscar D'León, Venezuelan musician
1944 - Bill Boggs, Phila, TV host/producer (Midday, Morton Downey Jr Show)
1944 - Peter de Savary, English financier/multi-millionaire
1944 - Myra Gale Brown, former wife of Jerry Lee Lewis
1945 - Adrienne Barbeau, Sacramento Calif, actress (Maude)
1945 - Robin Muyser, Dutch bassist (Les Baroques)
1945 - Patrick Joseph McGrath, Catholic bishop
1946 - Beverly Todd, Ohio, actress (Roots, Having Babies, Redd Foxx Show)
1946 - Edward J Markey, (Rep-D-MA, 1976- )
1946 - Cuthbert Johnson, Benedictine abbot.
1947 - Bo Lundgren, Swedish politician
1950 - Bonnie Pointer, singer (Pointer Sisters-Jump, I'm So Excited)
1950 - Jim Higgs, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1978-81)
1950 - Pervez Hoodbhoy, Pakistani nuclear physicist
1950 - Bruce McGill, American actor
1951 - Lawrence J Delucas, Syracuse NY, PhD/astronaut (STS 50)
1951 - Sridharan Jeganathan, cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka v NZ 1983)
1952 - Stephen Lang, NYC, actor (Another You, Death of a Salesman)
1952 - John Kettley, English weather forecaster
1953 - Leon Spinks, US, heavyweight boxing champ (1978, Olympic-gold-1976)
1953 - Peter Bergman, Guantanamo Bay Cuba, actor (Eat or Be Eaten)
1954 - Benny Defranco, rocker (Defrnco Family)
1954 - Butch Reed, American professional wrestler
1955 - Sergey Babinov, USSR, ice hockey star (Olympic-gold-1972)
1956 - Sela Ward, Meridian Miss, actress (Hilary-Emerald Point NAS, Sisters)
1957 - Michael Rose, Kingston Jamaica, rocker (Black Uhuru-Brutal, Positive)
1957 - Pete Murphy, rocker (Love Hysteria)
1957 - Vince Williams, actor (Hamp-Guiding Light)
1957 - Peter Murphy, British musician (Bauhaus)
1958 - Mark Lester, Oxford England, actor (Oliver, Prince & Pauper)
1958 - Ray Dodds, rocker (Fairground Attraction-You Send Me)
1958 - Hugo Sánchez, Mexican footballer
1959 - Richie Sambora, guitarist (Bon Jovi-You Give Love a Bad Name)
1959 - Suzanne Vega, rock vocalist (My Name is Luka, Tom's Diner)
1960 - David Baerwald American songwriter/composer
1962 - Dale Hellestrae, NFLer (Dallas Cowboys)
1962 - Pauline McLynn, Irish actress
1963 - Al MacInnis, Inverness NS, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, St Louis)
1964 - Earl Jones, Inkster Mich, 800m runner (Olympic-bronze-1984)
1964 - Craig Charles, English actor
1964 - Kyrill, Prince of Preslav, titular Bulgarian royal family
1965 - Lisa Rinna, Newport Beach Calif, actress (Billie-Days of Our Life)
1965 - Tony Cottee, English footballer
1965 - Ernesto Hoost, Dutch kickboxer
1965 - Scott Shriner, American musician (Weezer)
1966 - Butch Reid, horse trainer
1966 - Debbe Dunning, Burbank CA, actress (Tool Time Girl-Home Improvement)
1966 - Mel Appleby, rocker (Mel & Kim-Coming to America)
1966 - Rod Strickland, NBA guard (Portland Trail Blazers, Wash Wizards)
1966 - Greg Grunberg, American actor
1966 - Mick Molloy, Australian comedian
1967 - Andy Ashby, KC MO, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
1967 - Donne Wall, Potosi MO, pitcher (Houston Astros)
1967 - Jeff Corwin, American naturalist and TV personality
1968 - Esera Tuaolo, NFL defensive tackle (Minn Vikings)
1968 - Michael Geist, Canadian academic
1969 - David Tao, Taiwanese singer-songwriter
1970 - Billy Ashley, Taylor MI, outfielder (LA Dodgers)
1970 - Pubudu Dissanayake, Sri Lanka cricket wicket-keeper (1993)
1970 - Justin Chambers, American actor
1971 - Brett Hauer, Edina Minn, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers)
1971 - Leisha Hailey, American actress and musician (Uh Huh Her)
1972 - Jerrott Willard, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
1972 - Joe Johnson, NFL defensive end (NO Saints)
1972 - Ken Irvin, NFL cornerback (Buffalo Bills)
1972 - Jussi 69, Finnish musician (The 69 Eyes)
1972 - Steven Richards, Australian racing driver
1973 - Albert Guardado Jr, Redlands Calif, light flyweight boxer (Olymp-96)
1973 - Christine Monge, SF Calif, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets)
1973 - Konstantinos Kenteris, Greek athlete
1973 - Andrew Bird, American musician
1974 - Andre Ooyer, soccer player (Ajax/FC Volendam)
1974 - Hermann Hreiðarsson, Icelandic footballer
1974 - André Ooijer, Dutch footballer
1975 - Dawn Piepenbrink, wildrose Wis, pairs skater (& Nick Castaneda)
1975 - Samer el Nahhal, Finnish musician (Lordi)
1975 - Willie Anderson, American football player
1975 - Rubén Baraja, Spanish footballer
1975 - Riona Hazuki, Japanese actress
1975 - Lil' Kim, American rapper
1976 - Eduardo Nájera, Mexican-born basketball player
1977 - Brandy Gold, Northridge Calif, actress (Annie-Baby Makes 5)
1977 - Brandon Short, American football player
1979 - Éric Abidal, French footballer
1980 - T.J. Wilson, Canadian professional wrestler
1981 - Mary Beth Arnold, Reno Nevada, gymnast (World-bronze-95)
1981 - Carla Campbell, Jamaican model
1981 - Andre Johnson, American football player
1981 - Aaron Proctor, American professional wrestling promoter & politician
1982 - Chris Cooley, American football player
1983 - Peter Cincotti, American singer songwriter
1983 - Kelly Poon, Singaporean singer
1983 - Evan Roberts, American radio broadcaster
1983 - Marie Serneholt, Swedish musician (A*Teens)
1983 - Kellie Shirley, British actress
1984 - Yorman Bazardo, Venezuelan baseball player
1984 - Tanith Belbin, Canadian ice dancer
1984 - Hitomi Hyuga, Japanese actress
1984 - Rachael Taylor, Australian actress
1985 - Aki Maeda, Japanese actress
1986 - Yoann Gourcuff, French footballer
1986 - Ryan Jarvis, English footballer
1987 - Matej Gaspar, Yugoslavia, 5,000,000,000th person (UN)
1987 - Shigeaki Kato, Japanese idol singer (NEWS)
1989 - David Henrie, American actor
1990 - Connor Paolo, American actor
1990 - Caroline Wozniacki, Danish tennis player



Deaths on July 11

155 - Pius I, bishop of Rome (approx 140-155)/saint/martyr, dies
472 - Anthemius, Emperor of the Western Roman Empire
937 - King Rudolph II of Burgundy
969 - Olga of Kiev
1174 - Amalrik I, [Morri], French King of Jerusalem, dies
1183 - Otto I Wittelsbach, Duke of Bavaria
1302 - Jacques de Châtillon, count of Saint-Pol/gov of Flaanders, dies
1302 - Pierre Flote, French 1st legist/chancellor of king Philip IV, dies
1302 - Robert II of Artois, French soldier (b. 1250)
1382 - Nicholas van Oresme, French philosopher/bishop of Lisieux, dies at 62
1535 - Joachim I Nestor, ruler (Brandenburg), dies at 51
1540 - Jan Szapolyai, anti-king of Hungarian, dies
1553 - Mauritius, duke/monarch of Saksen (1547-53), dies of injuries at 32
1581 - Peder Skram, Danish senator and naval hero
1593 - Giuseppe Arcimboldo, 1st surrealist painter, dies (birth date unkn)
1649 - Margaret Coventry, 1st English earl of Shaftesbury, dies
1667 - John Fox, Amsterdam writer, buried
1679 - William Chamberlayne, English poet (b. 1619)
1686 - Michel Anguier, French sculptor, dies at 75
1688 - King Narai of Siam (b. 1629)
1690 - Friedrich H duke van Schomberg, marshal, dies in battle at 75
1766 - Elizabeth Farnese, wife of Philip V of Spain (b. 1692)
1768 - Jose Melchior de Nebra Blascu, composer, dies at 66
1774 - Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet, Irish-born New York pioneer
1775 - Simon Boerum, American Continental Congressman (b. 1724)
1781 - Adolph Carl Kunzen, composer, dies at 60
1797 - Ienăchiţă Văcărescu, Wallachian writer (b. 1740)
1806 - James Smith, Irish/US attorney/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 87
1825 - Thomas P. Grosvenor, American Revolutionary War soldier (b. 1744)
1826 - Carl Bernhard Wessely, composer, dies at 57
1844 - Evgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet (b. 1800)
1847 - Joachim G le Sage at Trousers, RC foreman/publicist, dies at 71
1874 - Xavier FMG earl Merode, Belg pontifical defense minister, dies at 54
1876 - Ottho G Heldring, vicar (H-gestichten), dies at 72
1882 - Eugene L Simonis, Belgian sculptor, dies on 72nd birthday
1889 - Gyula Reviczky, Hungarian author/poet, dies at 34
1896 - Ernst Curtius, German archaeologist/historian (Olympia), dies at 81
1898 - Charles Chanoine, French lt/mass murderer in Senegal, dies
1909 - Simon Newcomb, celestial mechanics authority (Stars), dies at 74
1914 - Julius Rodenberg, [Levy], German writer (Die Deutsche Rundschau), dies
1916 - Rik Wouters, Belgian painter/sculptor (Doll Virgin), dies
1921 - Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist, dies at 75
1926 - Gertrude M L Bell, British archaeologist (Desert & Sown), dies at 57
1929 - Billy Mosforth, English footballer (b. 1857)
1936 - James Murray, American actor (b. 1901)
1937 - George Gershwin, composer (American in Paris), dies at 38
1942 - Simon de la Bella, Dutch president (NVV), dies in Dachau
1944 - Wolfgang Redlich, German major/pilot, dies in battle
1948 - Gerhard Kittel, German anti-semite theologist, dies
1948 - King Baggot, actor (Tish, San Francisco), dies at 68
1950 - Timotei Popovici, composer, dies at 79
1958 - Karel Wellens, Flemish painter, dies at 69
1959 - C W L Parker, cricketer (3,776 1st-class wickets, 2nd best ever), dies
1964 - Maurice Thorez, sec-general French communist party, dies at 64
1965 - Ray Collins, actor (Halls of Ivy, Perry Mason), dies at 75
1966 - Delmore Schwartz, US poet/critic (Shenandoah), dies at 52
1967 - Guy Favreau, French Canadian lawyer, politician and judge (b. 1917)
1971 - Carleton Young, actor (Court of Last Resorts), dies at 64
1971 - John W Campbell, US, sci-fi writer (Space Beyond), dies at 61
1971 - Pedro Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (b. 1940)
1973 - Alexander Vasilyevich Mosolov, Russian composer (Zavod), dies at 72
1973 - Isabel Randolph, actress (Mrs Nester-Our Miss Brooks), dies at 83
1973 - Robert Ryan, US actor (Dirty Dozens, Longest Day), dies at 63
1974 - Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1891)
1975 - Kurt Pinthus, writer, dies at 89
1979 - Claude Wagner, French Canadian judge and politician (b. 1925)
1980 - Boleslaw Woytowicz, composer, dies at 80
1980 - Peggy Knudson, actress (April-So This is Hollywood), dies at 57
1983 - Ross Macdonald, American-Canadian writer (b. 1915)
1984 - Karel Mengelberg, composer, dies at 81
1987 - Thomas F Waddell, founder (Gay Olympics), dies of AIDS at 50
1987 - Avi Ran, Israeli footballer (b. 1963)
1987 - Yaakov Yitzchak Ruderman, American Rosh Yeshiva (b. 1901)
1989 - Laurence Olivier, acting great (Hamlet), dies at 82
1990 - Onno Molenkamp, Dutch actor (Ciske the Rat, Lifespan), dies at 67
1991 - Hitoshi Igarashi, Japanese interpreter (Satanic Verses), murdered
1991 - James McCallion, actor (PT 109, Big Combo), dies at 72
1992 - Annette Fischer, Danish chairman Amnesty Intl, dies
1992 - Antoon J Hubben, mayor of Maasbree/President KVM/Unie BLHP, dies at 73
1993 - Deng Yingchao, high ranking communist China official, dies at 88
1993 - Denis Tomlinson, S Afr cricket leg-spinner, dies
1993 - Henri van Soede, sub commandant (WW II), dies at about 83
1993 - Kelly Ahrendt, 1st death by rabies in NY since 1954, dies
1993 - Mario Bauza, Cubans/US jazz musician, dies at 82
1993 - Sergey Vozovikov, cosmonaut, dies during underwater test at 34
1994 - Alan David Melville, polymath, dies at 82
1994 - Bart Scheepens, actor/director, dies of AIDS at 50
1994 - Charles "Lefty" Edwards, saxophonist, dies at 67
1994 - Gary Kildall, creator of CP/M, dies at 52
1994 - James Topping, author of CP/M, dies at 52
1994 - Lex P Humphries, drummer, dies at 57
1994 - Wim Jurg, corrector/chairman (Werelddambond FMJD), dies at 49
1994 - Savannah, American *bleep* star (b. 1970)
1995 - John Cruickshank, French scholar, dies at 70
1996 - Louis Gottlieb, musician, dies at 72
1996 - Martin Corbett, gay activist, dies at 51
1999 - Helen Forrest, American singer (b. 1917)
2000 - Pedro Mir, Dominican poet (b. 1913)
2000 - Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1921)
2001 - Herman Brood, Dutch singer and artist (b. 1946)
2004 - Laurance Rockefeller, American conservationist and philanthropist (b. 1910)
2005 - Gretchen Franklin, English actress (b. 1911)
2005 - Frances Langford, American actress and singer (b. 1914)
2005 - Jesús Iglesias, Argentine professional racing driver (b. 1922)
2006 - Barnard Hughes, American actor (b. 1915)
2006 - John Spencer, English snooker player (b. 1935)
2007 - Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)
2007 - Alfonso López Michelsen, 32nd Colombian President (b. 1913)
2007 - Ed Mirvish, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1914)
2007 - Glenda Adams, Australian author (b. 1939)
2008 - Michael DeBakey, American surgeon and inventor (b. 1908)
2009 - Arturo Gatti, Italian-Canadian professional boxer (b. 1972)
2009 - Ji Xianlin, Chinese linguist and paleographer (b.1911)
2010 - Walter Hawkins, Gospel music singer
2010 - Bob Sheppard, New York Yankees and New York Giants announcer (b. 1910)



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History, Births, and Deaths for July 12


526 - St Felix IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1109 - Crusaders capture Syria's harbor city of Tripoli
1191 - Richard Coeur de Lion & Crusaders defeat Saracens in Palestine
1191 - Saladin's garrison surrenders, ending the two-year siege of Acre. Conrad of Montferrat, who has negotiated the surrender, raises the banners of the Kingdom of Jerusalem and of the Third Crusade leaders Richard I of England, Philip II of France, and Leopold V of Austria on the city's walls and towers.
1290 - Jews are expelled from England by order of King Edward I
1442 - King Alfonso V of Aragon becomes king of Naples
1472 - Richard Plantagenet, Duke of Gloucester and later King of England, marries Anne Neville, daughter of the Earl of Warwick, in Westminister Abbey.
1542 - French troops under Maarten van Rossem occupies Flanders
1543 - England's King Henry VIII weds Catherine Parr (6th & last wife)
1549 - English boer army occupies Norwich
1575 - Willem van Orange marries Charlotte de Bourbon
1580 - Ostrog Bible, the first printed Bible in a Slavic language, is published.
1627 - English fleet under George Villiers lands on the Rhe [NS=June 22]
1630 - New Amsterdam's governor buys Gull Island from Indians for cargo, renames it Oyster Island, it is later known as Ellis Island
1679 - Britain's King Charles II ratified Habeas Corpus Act
1689 - Orangeman's Day-Battle of Boyne, Protestant victory in Ireland
1690 - Battle of Boyne-King William III defeats catholic king James II
1691 - Antonio Pignatelli elected as Pope Innocentius XII
1691 - Battle of Aughrim (Aghrim) England, William III beats James II
1700 - Gelderland accepts Gregorian calendar; yesterday is June 30, 1700
1704 - Stanislaw Leszcynski becomes king of part of Poland
1730 - Lorenzo Corsini chosen as Pope Clemens XII
1745 - Warship Elisabeth joins Bonnie Prince Charlies frigate Doutelle [NS]
1771 - James Cook sails Endeavour back to Downs England
1774 - Citizens of Carlisle Penn, pass a declaration of independence
1774 - Cossack leader Emilian Pugachevs army occupies Kazan
1776 - Capt Cook departs with Resolution for 3rd trip to Pacific Ocean
1785 - 1st manned flight by gas balloon in Netherlands
1801 - Battle at Algeciras: British fleet beats French & Spanish
1804 - Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies after being shot in a duel.
1812 - US forces led by Gen Hull invade Canada (War of 1812)
1817 - 1st flower show held (Dannybrook, County Cork, Ireland)
1817 - Karl Drais von Sauerbronn demonstrates bicycle course
1843 - Mormon leader Joseph Smith say God OKs polygamy
1850 - Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts establishment of Provincial States
1859 - Paper bag manufacturing machine patents by William Goodale, Mass
1862 - Congress authorizes Medal of Honor
1862 - Federal troops occupy Helena Arkansas
1874 - Ontario Agricultural College founded
1874 - Start of Sherlock Holmes Adventure, "Gloria Scott" (BG)
1878 - Fever epidemic in New Orleans begin, it will kill 4,500
1882 - 1st ocean pier in US completed, Washington, DC
1898 - Jean-Baptiste Marchand hoists French flag in Fashoda Sudan
1900 - 114°F (46°C), Basin, Wyoming (state record)
1901 - Cy Young wins his 300th game
1902 - Australian parliament agrees to female suffrage
1906 - Alfred Dreyfus found innocent in France
1909 - 16th Amendment approved (power to tax incomes)
1912 - 1st foreign feature film exhibited in US-"Queen Elizabeth"-NYC
1914 - Babe Ruth makes his baseball debut, pitches for Red Sox
1917 - The Bisbee Deportation occurs as vigilantes kidnap and deport nearly 1,300 striking miners and others from Bisbee, Arizona.
1918 - Japanese battleship explodes in Bay of Tokayama, 500 killed
1918 - The Japanese Imperial Navy battle ship Kawachi blows up at Shunan, western Honshu, Japan, killing at least 621.
1920 - Lithuania & USSR sign peace treaty, Lithuania becomes independent rep
1920 - Panama Canal opens
1921 - Babe Ruth sets record of 137 career home runs
1921 - Indians (9) & Yankees (7) combine for an AL record 16 doubles
1926 - Guomindangleger draws against warlord Wu Peifu
1926 - Paavo Nurmi walks world record 4x1500m (16:26.2)
1927 - Babe Ruth hits 30th of 60 HRs
1928 - 1st televised tennis match
1930 - 34th US Golf Open: Robert T "Bobby" Jones wins
1930 - Bradman out for 334 in Test Cricket at Headingley, 383 mins, 46 fours
1931 - 45,715 fans in 35,000 seat Sportsman Park St Louis, help cause many ground ruled doubles, 11 in 1st game & 21 in 2nd game for 32
1932 - Hedley Verity establishes a first-class cricket record by taking all ten wickets for only ten runs against Nottinghamshire on a pitch affected by a storm
1933 - Congress passes 1st minimum wage law (33 cents per hour)
1934 - US Disciplinary Barracks on Alcatraz Island abandoned
1934 - Willy de Supervise swims world record 400m (5:16.0)
1935 - Belgium recognizes Soviet Union
1937 - -13) Tupolev ANT-25 non-stop flight Moscow to San Jacinto Calif
1943 - Battle of Kolombangara (2nd battle of Gulf of Kula)
1943 - National Committee Freies Deutschland forms
1943 - Pope Pius XII receives German ambassador baron von Weizsacker
1943 - Russian offensive at Orel
1943 - Tank battle at Prochorowka - Russians beat Nazis, about 12,000 die
1944 - Theresienstadt Family camp disbands, with 4,000 people gased
1944 - US govt recognizes authority of General De Gaulle
1945 - Cubs stop Braves Tommy Holmes modern-day NL hitting streak at 37 games
1946 - Benjamin Britten's "Rape of Lucretia," premieres in Glyndebourne
1946 - Vance Dinges hits only Phillie pinch hit inside-the-park HR
1948 - 1st jets to fly across Atlantic (6 RAF de Havilland Vampires)
1949 - 16th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 11-7 at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn
1949 - Baseball owners agree to erect warning paths before each fence
1949 - Dutch KLM Constellation crashes near Bombay, 45 die
1949 - LA Rams sign Norm Van Brocklin
1950 - ILTF re-admit Germany & Japan in Davis Cup, Poland & Hungary withdraws
1950 - Hague Council of Annulment convicts German war criminals W Lages, FH Van de Funten & F Fischer to death
1951 - Mob tries to keep black family from moving into all-white Cicero Ill
1951 - NY Yankees Allie Reynolds no-hits Cleve Indians, 8-0
1952 - East German SED decides to form German DR army
1953 - KTVB TV channel 7 in Boise, ID (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 - Major League Baseball Players Assn founded
1954 - Pres Eisenhower put forward a plan for an interstate highway system
1955 - 22nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-5 in 12 at County Stad, Milw
1955 - Christian Democratic Party forms in Argentina
1957 - 1st President to fly in helicopter-Dwight Eisenhower
1957 - US Surgeon Gen Leroy Burney connects smoking with lung cancer
1958 - "Li'l Abner" closes at St James Theater NYC after 693 performances
1958 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
1959 - NBC uses cameras to show catchers signals during ankee-Red Sox game
1960 - Congo, Chad & Central African Republic declare independence
1960 - Echo I, 1st passive satellite launched
1960 - Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Hoosier Celebrity Golf Tournament
1960 - USSR's Sputnik 5 launched with 2 dogs
1960 - XEWT TV channel 12 in Tijuana-San Diego, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
1960 - Orlyonok, the main Young Pioneer camp of the Russian SFSR, is founded.
1962 - 1st time 2 manned crafts in space (USSR)
1962 - Rolling Stones 1st performance (Marquee Club, London)
1964 - 19th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright
1966 - 10.51" (26.70 cm) of rainfall, Sandusky Ohio (state record)
1966 - 37th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 10 at Busch Stad, St Louis
1966 - All star MVP: Brooks Robinson (Balt Orioles)
1966 - Race riot in Chicago
1966 - US Treasury announces it will buy mutilated silver coins at silver bullion price at Philadelphia & Denver mints
1967 - 23 die in Newark race riot
1967 - 5th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 4-0
1967 - Blacks in Newark, riot, 26 killed, 1500 injured & over 1000 arrested
1967 - Greek regime deprives 480 Greeks of their citizenship
1968 - Couve de Murville forms govt in France
1968 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1969 - 98th British Golf Open: Tony Jacklin shoots a 280 at Royal Lytham
1970 - 99th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 at St Andrews
1970 - Blues-Rock singer Janis Joplin debuts in Kentucky
1970 - Tanzania signs contract with China for building Tanzam-railway
1970 - Thor Heyerdahl crosses Atl Ocean in "Ra" docks in Barbados
1971 - Juan Corona, indicted for 25 murders
1972 - Democrats nominated George McGovern for president in Miami Fla
1973 - A fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States.
1974 - John Ehrlichman convicted of violating Daniel Ellsberg's rights
1975 - 104th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 279 at Carnoustie
1975 - Bob Taylor catches 7 in an innings, Derbyshire v Yorkshire
1975 - Sao Tomé e Príncipe gains independence from Portugal (Natl Day)
1976 - Ian Dury & Kilburns disband
1977 - 1st free flight test of space shuttle Enterprise
1977 - John Edrich scores his 100th 100, Surrey v Derbyshire at The Oval
1978 - Sun Bank Building opens
1978 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1979 - Ian Palce joins Whitesnake
1979 - Kiribati (formerly Gilbert Islands) declares independence from UK
1979 - "Disco Demolition Night" at Comiskey Park, causes fans to go wild & causes White Sox to forfeit 2nd game of a doubleheader to Tigers
1981 - Debbie Austin wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
1982 - Britain announces it is returning 593 Argentine POWs
1982 - FEMA promises survivors of a nuclear war will get their mail
1983 - Chad govt troops reconquer Abéché
1984 - Geraldine Ferraro, NY becomes 1st woman major-party VP candidate
1985 - "Singin' in the Rain" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 367 perfs
1985 - Doctors discover a cancerous growth in Pres Reagan's colon
1985 - STS 51-F launch scrubbed at T -3s because of main engine shutdown
1987 - 15th du Maurier Golf Classic: Jody Rosenthal
1987 - 1st time in 20 years a delegation from USSR lands in Israel
1987 - 50 white South Africans meets ANCers in Dakar
1987 - 8th US Seniors Golf Open: Gary Player
1987 - Phillies Kent Tekulve pitches his 900th game in relief
1988 - 59th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin
1988 - All star MVP: Terry Steinbach (Oakland A's)
1988 - Margo Adams alleges Red Sox Wade Bogg's had an affair with her
1988 - USSR launches Phobos II for Martian orbit
1989 - NY Yankee pitching great Ron Guidry retires (170-91 .651, 3.29 ERA)
1990 - "Les Miserables," opens at National Theatre, Washington
1990 - Boris Yeltsin quits Soviet Communist Party
1990 - Chicago White Sox Melido Perez no-hits Yankees 8-0 in a rain shortened 6 inning game at Yankee Stadium (7th no-hitter of 1990)
1992 - 13th US Seniors Golf Open: Larry Laoretti
1992 - Axl Rose arrested on riot charges in St Louis of Jul 2, 1991 concert
1992 - Betsy King wins LPGA Phar-Mor in Youngstown Golf Tournament
1993 - 7.8 earthquake hits Hokkaido Japan, 160 killed
1993 - Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Sunset Promenade" opens in London
1993 - Don Imus begins broadcasting to Boston on WEEI (590 AM)
1994 - 65th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-8 at 3 Rivers Stad, Pitts
1994 - All star MVP: Fred McGriff (Atlanta Braves)
1994 - Nomination hearings for Steven Breyer for supreme court justice begins
1996 - Kirby Puckett, retires from Minn Twins
1996 - Michael Jordan signs a NBA contract for 1 year for $25 million
1996 - Start of 1st "Super 8's" tournament in Kuala Lumpur
1997 - Cubs play in their 5,000th consecutive gane with out being no-hit
1997 - Pirates Francisco Cordova & Ricardo Rincon no-hit Astros 3-0 in 10 inn
1998 - 16th Seniors Players Golf Championship:
1998 - Jamie Farr Kroger Golf Classic
2006 - Hezbollah initiates Operation True Promise.



Births on July 12

100 BC - Julius Caesar, Roman military and political leader (d. 44 BC) (born either July 12 or July 13)
1394 - Ashikaga Yoshinori, Japanese shogun (d. 1441)
1644 - Arnold Moonen, Dutch vicar/literature (David's holy saint graduals)
1675 - Evaristo E Felice dall' Abaco, Italian cellist/composer
1730 - Josiah Wedgwood, England, pottery designer/manufacturer (Wedgwood)
1757 - Christian Danner, composer
1794 - Heinrich Christian Pander, Russian zoologist
1801 - John Hill Hewitt, composer
1802 - Charles-Louis Hanssens, composer
1803 - Peter Chanel, French priest and saint (d. 1841)
1807 - Silas Casey, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1882
1817 - Henry David Thoreau, Concord Mass, naturalist/pacifist (Walden Pond)
1821 - Cesare Dominiceti, composer
1821 - Daniel Harvey Hill, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1889
1824 - Eugène Boudin, French painter (d. 1898)
1828 - Nikolai Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher (d. 1889)
1840 - Abraham Goldfaden, Eastern European Yiddish dramatist
1849 - William Osler, Canada, physician/author (circulatory system)
1850 - Otto Schoetensack, German anthropologist (d. 1912)
1852 - Hipólito Yrigoyen, President of Argentina (d. 1933)
1854 - George Eastman, Waterville NY, inventor (Kodak camera)
1861 - Anton Stepanovich Arensky, composer
1863 - Albert Calmette, French physician (d. 1933)
1863 - Paul Karl Ludwig Drude, German physicist (d. 1906)
1864 - George Washington Carver, botanist (studied the peanut) [or Jan 10]
1868 - Stefan George, Germany, lyric poet (Algabal)
1870 - Louis II of Monaco (d. 1949)
1876 - Max Jacob, French poet (d. 1944)
1880 - Tod Browning, American film director (d. 1962)
1881 - Ludwig Rubiner, writer [or June 12]
1884 - Louis B. Mayer, Dymer, Ukraine, American film producer and creator of the star system (MGM)
1884 - Amedeo Modigliani, Italy, painter/sculptor (Reclining Nude)
1884 - Joseph Crehan, Baltimore MD, actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight)
1885 - George Sainton Kaye Butterworth, composer
1886 - Jean Hersholt, Copenhagen Denmark, actor (Men in White, Aryan)
1888 - Tojohiko Kagawa, Japan, Christian-social reformer (Grain of Wheat)
1892 - Bruno Schulz, Polish writer and painter (d. 1942)
1895 - Kirsten Flagstead, Norwegian soprano (Wagner)
1895 - Oscar Hammerstein II, NYC, lyricist who worked with Richard Rodgers
1895 - R Buckminster Fuller, architect/inventor (geodesic dome)
1900 - Fjodor Godunov-Tcherdynchev, Russian poet (Life of Tchernyshevsky)
1901 - Robert Allenby, Melbourne VIC, Australasia golfer
1902 - Gunther Anders, writer
1904 - Pablo Neruda, Chile, poet (Residence on Earth-Nobel 1971)
1905 - John C F, son of English King George V
1908 - Alain Cuny, actor (Detective, Weite Land, Emmanuelle)
1908 - Ernest Burnelle, Belgian politician
1908 - Johan Franco, composer
1908 - Milton Berle, Harlem NYC, comedian (Uncle Miltie, Mr Television)
1909 - 2nd viscount Camrose, British Conserv Lower house leader (1941-45)
1909 - Joey Faye, NYC, comedian (Joey Faye's Follies)
1909 - Souphanouvong, [Red Prince], president of Laos (1975-87)
1909 - Curly Joe DeRita, American actor and comedian (d. 1993)
1909 - Fritz Leonhardt, German civil engineer (d. 1999)
1911 - Johanna Moosdorf, writer
1912 - Broderick Vernon Chinnery-Haldane, photographer
1913 - Willis Lamb, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2008)
1915 - Michael Fenton Haddon, mining engineer
1917 - Andrew Wyeth, Chadds Ford Pa, painter (Christina's World)
1919 - Vera Hruba Ralston, Prague Czech, actress (Dajkota) [or 6/12/1921]
1920 - Keith Andes, Ocean City NJ, actor (Farmer's Daughter, Away All Boats)
1920 - Paul Foster, singer
1920 - Beah Richards, American actress (d. 2000)
1921 - Trevor Illtyd Williams, scientific writer
1921 - Bob Fillion, French Canadian ice hockey player
1922 - Clark MacGregor, politician (involved in Watergate)
1922 - James E[dwin] Gunn, US, sci-fi author (Station in Space, Immortal)
1922 - Mark O Hatfield, (Sen-R Oregon, 1967- )
1924 - Jaap Geraedts, composer
1925 - Roger Smith, CEO (General Motors)
1926 - Beah Richards, Vicksburg MS, actress/playwright (Big Shot, Generation)
1927 - Gualberto T Hernandez, perfect minister Neth Antilles
1928 - Elias James Corey, American chemist, Nobel laureate
1929 - Pavle Merku, composer
1930 - Gordon Pinsent, Canadian actor, director, and writer
1931 - Andre Laporte, Flemish composer
1931 - Bob Traxler, (Rep-D-MI, 1974- )
1931 - Lord Clinton, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
1932 - Harold William Woolhouse, plant scientist
1932 - Otis Crandell Davis, Ala, 400m/4X400m relayer (Olympic-gold-1960)
1933 - Donald E. Westlake, American author
1934 - Van Cliburn Jr, [Harvey Lavan], La, pianist (Tchaikovsky 1958)
1935 - Barrie Wilson, academic
1935 - Chris Burger, cricketer (South African batsman v Australia 1957-58)
1936 - Jan Nemec, Prague Czech, director (Diamonds of the Night)
1937 - Bill Cosby, Phila, actor/comedian (I Spy, Cosby, Leonard Part 6)
1937 - Mickey Edwards, (Rep-R-OK, 1977- )
1937 - Lionel Jospin, Prime Minister of France 1997-2002
1937 - Michel Louvain, French Canadian singer
1938 - Mickey Stratton, Meriden Ct, softball catcher (Hall of Fame 1969)
1938 - Ron Fairly, American baseball player
1938 - Wieger Mensonides, Dutch swimmer
1939 - Phillip Adams, Australian broadcaster and journalist
1941 - Joseph Whipp, American actor
1942 - Richard Stoltzman, Omaha Nebraska, clarinetist (Tashi)
1942 - Billy Smith, Australian rugby league footballer
1943 - Bruce Taylor, cricketer (big-hitting NZ all-rounder 1965-73)
1943 - Christine McVie, rock vocalist (Fleetwood Mac-Got A Hold on Me)
1943 - Ernie Anastos, Nashua NH, news anchor (WCBS, WABC)
1943 - Paul Silas, NBAer (Boston Celtic, Seattle SuperSonic)
1943 - Walter Murch, American film editor
1944 - Bill McCollum, (Rep-R-Florida, 1981- )
1944 - Denise Nicholas, Detroit Mich, actress (Room 222, Baby I'm Back)
1945 - Dimitar Penev, Bulgaria soccer player/union coach (Lokomotiv/CSKA)
1945 - Leopoldo Mastelloni, Italian actor
1946 - Graham Roope, cricketer (England batsman in 21 Tests 1972-78)
1946 - Sian Barbara Allen, Reading PA, actress (Scream Pretty Peggy)
1947 - Pollamani Krishnamurthy, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1971 WI tour)
1947 - Richard C. McCarty, American professor of psychology
1948 - Jay Thomas, dj/actor (Eddie LeBec-Cheers, Jerry Gold-Murphy Brown)
1948 - Richard Simmons, exercise guru (Deal-a-Meal)
1948 - Walter Egan, NYC, rock vocalist (Not Shy, Fundamental Roll)
1948 - Ben Burtt, American sound designer
1948 - Jay Thomas, American actor
1949 - Jay Thomas, Kermit Tx, DJ/actor (Mork & Mindy, Cheers, Murphy Brown)
1949 - John Wetton, rock vocalist/bassist (Asia, King Crisom)
1949 - Rick Hendrick, American NASCAR team owner, and car dealer.
1950 - Eric Carr, rock drummer (Kiss-Beth)
1951 - Cheryl Ladd, Huron SD, actress (Charlie's Angels, Purple Hearts)
1951 - Jamey Sheridan, Pasadena Calif, actor (Another World)
1951 - Brian Grazer, American film producer
1951 - Sylvia Sass, Hungarian soprano
1952 - Liz Mitchell, Jamaica, rock vocalist (Boney M)
1952 - Phil Kramer, Youngtown Oh, rocker (Iron Butterfly)
1952 - Voja Antonić, Serbian inventor and writer
1952 - Philip Taylor Kramer, Bass Guitar Player (d. 1995)
1954 - Wolfgang Dremmler, German footballer
1956 - Mel Harris, [Mary Ellen], Bethlehem Pa, actress (Hope-30 Something)
1956 - Mario Soto, Dominican baseball player
1957 - Buddy Foster, actor (Hondo, Mayberry RFD)
1957 - Rick Douglas Husband, Amarillo Texas, USAF mjr/astronaut
1958 - Tonya Lee Williams, Canadian actress
1959 - Judi Adams, Phoenix Az, archer (Olympics-1980, 96)
1959 - Rolonda Watts, talk show hostess (Rolanda)
1960 - Corynne Charby, French model, actress and singer
1961 - Bruce Braman, Greene NY, canoe (alt-Olympics-96)
1962 - Grecia Colmenares, Venezuela, actress (Esmeralda, Los Crinimales)
1962 - Stein Jorgesen, LA Calif, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)
1962 - Julio César Chávez, Mexican boxer
1962 - Dean Wilkins, English football manager
1963 - Norman Alvis, Fair Oaks Calif, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1963 - Thierry Tulasne, France, tennis star
1964 - Judi Evans Luciano, Montebello, actress (Paulina Cory-Another World)
1964 - Gaby Roslin, English television presenter
1965 - Eric Cullen, actor (Huntington Tower)
1965 - Michael Stewart, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins)
1965 - Robin Wilson, rocker (Gin Blossoms)
1965 - Russ Bertram, Indianapolis Ind, diver (Olympics-96)
1965 - Sanjay Manjrekar, cricketer (son of Vijay Indian middle-order batsman)
1966 - Allegra Curtis, London, model/daughter of Christine Kaufmann
1966 - Annabel Croft, England, tennis star
1966 - Peter Shorts, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1967 - Bruny Surin, Cap Haitien Haiti, Canadian 4X100m sprinter (Oly-gold-96)
1967 - Joan Pitcock, Fresno CA, LPGA golfer (1995 Standard Register PING-3rd)
1967 - Richard Herring, English comedian
1967 - John Petrucci, American guitar player (Dream Theater)
1968 - Catherine Plewinski, French swimmer
1969 - Alan Mullally, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler 1996)
1969 - Sabine Hack, Ulm Germany, tennis star (1995 Jakarta)
1969 - Jesse Pintado, American guitarist (Napalm Death) (d. 2006)
1970 - Chad Brown, NFL linebacker (Pitts Steelers)
1970 - Jaason Simmons, actor (Baywatch)
1970 - Jerry Ostroski, NFL guard (Buffalo Bills)
1970 - Markus Thomas, WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores)
1970 - Marsha Guialdo, San Juan Trinidad, 100m hurdler
1970 - Brian Lee Byung-Hun, South Korean actor
1970 - Juba Kalamka, American artist/activist
1971 - Kristi Tsuya Yamaguchi, Hayward Calif, figure skater (Olympic-Gold-92)
1972 - Colin Quiney, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1972 - Travis Best, NBA guard (Indiana Pacers)
1972 - Travis Best, American basketball player
1972 - Brett Reed, American musician (Rancid)
1972 - Jake Wood, English actor
1973 - Christian Vieri, Italian footballer
1974 - Stelios Giannakopoulos, Greek footballer
1974 - Sharon den Adel, Dutch singer (Within Temptation)
1974 - Gregory Helms, American professional wrestler
1975 - Cheyenne Jackson, American actor and singer
1976 - Tracie Spencer, rocker
1976 - Anna Friel, British actress
1977 - Brock Lesnar, American mixed martial artist and professional wrestler
1977 - Neil Harris, English footballer
1977 - Steve Howey, American actor
1978 - Claire Chitham, New Zealand actress
1978 - Topher Grace, American actor
1978 - Michelle Rodriguez, American actress
1979 - Nikos Barlos, Greek basketball player
1980 - Tina Tharp, Jacksonville Fla, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)
1980 - Johanna Klum, German TV presenter
1981 - Adrienne Camp, South African singer/songwriter
1982 - Antonio Cassano, Italian footballer
1983 - Megumi Kawamura, Japanese volleyballer
1983 - Munaf Patel, Indian cricketer
1984 - Michael McGovern, Northern Irish footballer
1984 - Gareth Gates, British singer
1985 - Luiz Ejlli, Albanian singer
1985 - Natasha Poly, Russian supermodel
1986 - JP Pietersen, South African rugby union footballer
1986 - Krystal Forscutt, Australian model/reality TV contestant
1988 - Melissa O'Neil, Canadian singer
1988 - Inbee Park, South Korean golfer
1991 - Erik Per Sullivan, American actor


Deaths on July 12

783 - Bertha "with the great feet", wife of French king Pippin III, dies
1073 - Johannes Gualbertus, Italian monk/saint, dies
1429 - John [Jean C] Gerson, Fren theologist (Theologica mystic), dies at 65
1441 - Ashikaga Yoshinori, Japanese shogun (b. 1394)
1450 - Jack Cade, slain in a revolt against British King Henry VI
1536 - Desiderius Erasmus, humanist/priest (Novum instrumentum omne), dies
1536 - Erasmus, Dutch writer and philosopher
1545 - Maria Manuela van Portugal, niece of Spanish king Philip II, dies
1575 - Renée/Renata de France, duchess of Ferara/daughter of Louis XII, dies
1584 - Steven Borough, English explorer (b. 1525)
1633 - Simon Besler, composer, dies at 49
1640 - Henry Casimir I, count of Nassau-Dietz, dies
1664 - Stefano della Bella, Italian printmaker (b. 1610)
1682 - Jean Picard, French astronomer (b. 1620)
1693 - John Ashby, English admiral
1712 - Richard Cromwell, English Lord Protector (1658-59), dies at 85
1742 - Evaristo EF dall' Abaco, Ital cellist/composer, dies on 67th birthday
1749 - Charles de la Boische, Marquis de Beauharnois, Governor of New France
1773 - Johann Joachim Quantz, German royal flautist/composer, dies at 76
1804 - Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of the Treasury, killed by Vice President Aaron Burr in pistol duel near Weehawken
1839 - Christian Traugott Tag, composer, dies at 62
1844 - Charles-Louis Panckoucke, French publisher, dies at 63
1845 - Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian author (b. 1808)
1849 - Dolley Madison, 4th First Lady Of The United States (b. 1768)
1874 - Fritz Reuter, writer, dies at 63
1882 - Alfred Humphreys Pease, composer, dies at 44
1883 - Hermann Zopff, composer, dies at 57
1897 - Felix Godefroid, composer, dies at 78
1898 - Paul Voulet, French captain/mass murderer in Senegal, dies
1899 - Esquire Mauritius A de Savornin Lohman, gov of Suriname, dies at 67
1902 - Pieter Caland, Dutch hydraulic engineer (New Waterway), dies at 74
1906 - Henrique Alves de Mesquita, composer, dies at 70
1910 - Charles Stewart Rolls, British engineer and aviator (b. 1887)
1916 - Aritius S Talma, Dutch minister of Agriculture, dies at 52
1917 - Fournier, Swiss/French postage stamp merchant/forger, dies
1918 - Dragutin Lerman, Croatian explorer (b. 1864)
1926 - Charles Wood, composer, dies at 40
1929 - Robert Henri, US painter (The Eight), dies at 63
1933 - Willem H Drucker, lawyer, dies at 45
1934 - Ole Evinrude, Norwegian-American inventor and industrialist (b. 1877)
1935 - Alfred Dreyfus, French officier (Dreyfus Affair), dies
1945 - Boris Galerkin, Russian mathematician (b. 1871)
1947 - Jimmie Lunceford, American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1902)
1949 - Douglas Hyde, first President of Ireland (b. 1860)
1950 - Elsie de Wolfe, American socialite and interior decorator (b. 1865)
1953 - Joseph Jongen, Belgian composer, dies at 79
1953 - Marie-Alphonse-Nicolas-Joseph Jongen, composer, dies at 79
1956 - Maurice Lippens, Belgian governor of Congo (1921-23), dies at 80
1961 - Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author (b. 1879)
1962 - Roger Wolfe Kahn, American band leader (b. 1907)
1964 - William Solomon, S Africa cricketer (Test 1898-99), dies
1966 - D T Suzuki, Zen Buddhism scholar, dies in Tokyo Japan at 96
1971 - Yvon Robert, French Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1914)
1973 - Lon Chaney Jr, actor (Wolfman), dies after long illness at 66
1976 - Ted Mack, TV host (Original Amateur Hour), dies at 72
1977 - Ed Holmes, actor (Growing Paynes, Once Upon a Tune), dies at 66
1977 - Frantisek Suchy, composer, dies at 75
1979 - Kalervo Tuukkanen, composer, dies at 69
1979 - Minnie Ripperton, [Andrea Davis], singer (Lovin' You), dies at 30
1980 - John W Davis, Pres (WV State college), dies at 92
1981 - Ben Seijes, historian (WW II), dies at 73
1982 - Kenneth More, Brit actor (Genevieve), dies of Parkinson disease at 67
1983 - Chris Wood, rocker (Traffic), dies at 39
1988 - Joshua Logan, Broadway producer, dies at 79 of palsy
1988 - Raymond W Goldsmith, US economist, dies at 83
1990 - Richard R Briggs, dies after short illness at 71
1990 - João Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager (b. 1917)
1992 - Albert Pierrepont, last British executioner (433 men/17 women), dies
1992 - Reginald Beck, English film editor (Robbery, Accident, Boom), dies
1993 - Gusti Huber, Mother of Bibi Besch, dies of heart failure at 78
1993 - Lily van Lugt Melsert, actress (Tomorrow will be better), dies at 91
1993 - Dan Eldon, British photojournalist (b. 1970)
1994 - David Malcolm Lewis, expert in Greek Epigraphy, dies at 56
1994 - Henk Terlingen, radio/TV-host (Sport in Image), dies at 52
1994 - James Bysse Joll, historian, dies at 76
1995 - Alan David Marks, pianist/composer, dies at 49
1995 - Earl Coleman, singer, dies at 69
1995 - Ernie Furtado, bassist, dies at 72
1995 - Michael Clegg, naturalist/broadcaster, dies at 62
1996 - Andrew Rodger Waterson, scholar Naturalist, dies at 84
1996 - Gottfried von Einem, composer, dies at 78
1996 - John Boon, publisher, dies at 79
1996 - John Chancellor, news anchor (VOA, NBC), dies at 68
1996 - John William Chancellor, journalist, dies at 68
1996 - Jonathan Melvoin, keyboardist (Smashing Pumpkins), dies of heorin OD
1996 - Nazar Mohammad, cricketer (Pakistan's 1st five Tests 1952-53), dies
1996 - William Darling, journalist, dies at 73
1997 - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, Hawaiian musician (b. 1959)
1998 - Serge Lemoyne, French Canadian artist (b. 1941)
1998 - Jimmy Driftwood, American folk songwriter and musician (b. 1907)
1999 - Bill Owen, British actor (b. 1914)
2000 - Charles Merritt, Canadian Army officer and recipient of the Victoria Cross during World War II (b. 1908)
2003 - Benny Carter, American musician (b. 1907)
2004 - Betty Oliphant, co-founder of National Ballet of Canada (b. 1918)
2005 - John King, Baron King of Wartnaby, Chief executive of British Airways since its privitisation (b. 1917)
2007 - Stan Zemanek, Australian radio personality (b.1947)
2007 - Mr. Butch, Iconic Boston street figure (b. 1951)
2007 - Robert Burås, Norwegian guitar player (b. 1975)
2008 - Tony Snow, former speechwriter for Presidents George H.W. Bush and press secretary for George W. Bush (b. 1955)
2008 - Bobby Murcer, center fielder for the New York Yankees,San Francisco Giants, and Chicago Cubs from 1965-1983(b. 1946)
2010 - Harvey Pekar, American comic book writer (b. 1939)
2010 - Paulo Moura, Brazilian clarinetist and saxophonist (b. 1932)



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History, Births, and Deaths for July 15


1099 - 1st Crusaders capture, plunder Jerusalem
1205 - Pope Innocent III states Jews are doomed to perpetual servitudea and subjugation due to crucifixion of Jesus
1207 - John of England expels Canterbury monks for supporting Archbishop of Canterbury Stephen Langton.
1240 - A Novgorodian army led by Alexander Nevsky defeats the Swedes in the Battle of the Neva.
1307 - Duke Henrik van Karinthi chosen king of Bohemia
1381 - John Ball, a leader in the Peasants' Revolt, is hanged, drawn and quartered in the presence of Richard II of England.
1410 - Battle of Tannenburg-Teutonic Knights vs King Ladislas II of Poland
1500 - Duke Albrecht of Saxon beats Friese rebellion
1500 - "Blood Wedding" of Astorre Baglione & Lavinia Colonna in Perugia family Baglione massacre
1501 - Explorer Pedro Cabral back in Lisbon
1524 - Emperor Karel I bans German national synode
1538 - Peace talks between Karel & King Francois I
1662 - King Charles II charters Royal Society in London
1741 - Alexei Chirikov sights land in Southeast Alaska. He sends men ashore in a longboat, making them the first Europeans to visit Alaska.
1755 - French ambassador recalled from London
1779 - US troops under Gen A Wayne conquer Ft Stony Point, NY
1783 - 1st steamboat, Pyroscaphe, 1st run in France
1787 - Parliament of Paris banished to Troyes
1789 - Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette, is named by acclamation colonel-general of the new National Guard of Paris.
1795 - "Marseillaise" becomes French national anthem
1799 - The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign.
1806 - Zebulon Pike began his journey to explore the Southwest
1808 - French marshal Joachim Murat becomes king of Naples
1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte captured
1815 - Napoleon surrendered & is later exiled on St Helena
1815 - 1st flat horse race held on Nottingham Hill at Cheltenham, England (day and month TBC)
1823 - A fire destroys the ancient Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome.
1830 - 3 Indian tribes, Sioux, Sauk & Fox, signs a treaty giving the US most of Minnesota, Iowa & Missouri
1840 - England, Russia, Austria & Prussia signs Quadruple Alliance
1850 - John Wisden bowls all 10 South batsmen, North v South at Lord's
1856 - Natal forms as a British colony separate from Cape Colony
1862 - CSS Arkansas vs USS Cardondelet & Queen of the West engage at Yazoo R
1863 - Pres Davis orders service duty for confederate army
1864 - Troop train loaded with Confederate prisoners collided with a coal train killing 65 & injuring 109 of 955 aboard
1867 - SF Merchant's Exchange opens
1869 - Margarine is patented by Hippolye Méga-Mouriès for use by French Navy
1870 - Georgia becomes last confederate to be readmitted to US
1870 - Manitoba becomes 5th Canadian province & NW Territories created
1870 - Hudson's Bay & Northwest Territories transferred to Canada
1876 - Baseball's 1st no-hitter, St Louis' George W Bradley no-hits Hartford
1888 - Bandai volcano (Japan) erupts for 1st time in 1,000 years
1893 - Commodore Perry arrives in Japan
1900 - President Steyn/General De Law escape Brandwater Basin
1901 - NY Giant Christy Mathewson no-hits St Louis, 5-0
1902 - Ranjitsinhji scores 180 before lunch, for Sussex v Surrey
1904 - 1st Buddhist temple in US forms, Los Angeles
1906 - Republic museum opens Rembrandt hall in Amsterdam
1909 - Ty Cobb hits 2 inside-the-park HRs
1911 - 46" of rain (begining 7/14) falls in Baguio, Philippines
1912 - British National Health Insurance Act goes into effect
1914 - Mexican president Huerta flees with 2 million pesos to Europe
1916 - 22.22" (56.4 cm) of rain falls in Altapass NC (state record)
1916 - Boeing Co (Pacific Aero) formed by William Boeing in Seattle Wash
1918 - 2nd Battle of Marne began during WW I
1920 - Ruth ties his record of 29 HRs in a season
1922 - 1st duck-billed platypus publicly exhibited in US, at NY zoo
1922 - 26th US Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 288 at Skokie CC in Ill
1923 - 27th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 296 at Inwood CC in NY
1923 - Italian parliament accepts new constitution
1926 - VPRO (Free thinking Protestant Radio Broadcast) forms
1927 - 62nd British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 285 at St Andrews
1927 - Massacre of July 15, 1927: 89 protesters are killed by the Austrian police in Vienna.
1929 - 1st airport hotel opens-Oakland Ca
1932 - President Hoover cuts own salary 15%
1933 - Wiley Post began 1st solo flight around world
1934 - Continental Airlines commences operations.
1936 - Dutch 2nd Chamber agree to temporarily increase defense budget
1937 - Buchenwald Concentration Camp opens
1937 - Japanese attack Marco Polo Bridge, invade China
1938 - Arthur Fagg completes 244 & 202 in the same cricket game for Kent
1939 - Clara Adams (NYC) is 1st woman to complete round world flight
1940 - 1st betatron placed in operation, Urbana, Il
1940 - Nazi occupiers seize library of IISG Amsterdam
1941 - Florey & Heatley present freeze dried mold cultures (Penicillin)
1942 - 1st deportation camp at Westerbork, Jews sent to Auschwitz
1942 - Dutch Jews invoked for "Labor camps"
1944 - Greenwich Observatory damaged by WW II flying bomb
1945 - 27th PGA Championship: Byron Nelson at Morraine CC Dayton Ohio
1946 - British North Borneo Co transfers rights to British crown
1948 - Alcoholic Anonymous founded in Britain
1948 - Pres Truman nominated for another term (Phila)
1949 - "Miss Liberty" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 308 performances
1949 - Czech tennis stars Jaroslav Drobny & Vladimir Cernik, defect to US
1949 - WBTV TV channel 3 in Charlotte, NC (CBS) begins broadcasting
1952 - 1st transatlantic helicopter flight begins
1952 - Gerald D Lascelles (under English princess Mary) weds Angela Dowding
1954 - 110°F (43°C) at Balcony Falls, Virginia (state record)
1954 - 1st coml jet transport plane built in US tested (Boeing 707)
1954 - KOCO TV channel 5 in Oklahoma City, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 - WBOC TV channel 16 in Salisbury, MD (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 - WNDU TV channel 16 in South Bend, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting
1955 - Eighteen Nobel laureates sign the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons, later co-signed by thirty-four others.
1956 - Beverly Hanson/Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Hot Springs Golf Invitational
1956 - Iharos runs world record 10k (28:42.8)
1957 - Dutch Super Constellation crashes near New Guinea, 56 die
1957 - US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1958 - Pres Eisenhower sends US troops to Lebanon; they stay 3 months
1958 - US marines deployed in Lebanon
1959 - The steel strike of 1959 begins, leading to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history.
1960 - Balt Orioles' Brooks Robinson goes 5 for 5 including the cycle
1961 - "Donnybrook!" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 68 performances
1961 - 90th British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 284 at Royal Birkdale
1961 - Spain accept equal rights for men & women
1962 - Algeria becomes member of Arab League
1962 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open
1962 - Neth & Indonesia accord over New-Guinea
1963 - KAIT TV channel 8 in Jonesboro, AR (ABC) begins broadcasting
1963 - Paul McCartney is fined £17 for speeding
1964 - Barry M Goldwater (Sen-R-Az) nominated for president by Republicans
1965 - "Mariner IV" sends back 1st pictures of Mars
1965 - Athanassiades Novas succeeds Papandreo as premier of Greece
1967 - "Sweet Charity" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 608 performances
1967 - LA Wolves beat Wash Whips 6-5 in OT to be United Soccer *bleep* champs
1967 - Roberto DeVicenzo of Argentina wins golf's British Open
1967 - USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1968 - "One Life to Live" premieres on TV
1968 - Commercial air travel begins between US & USSR
1968 - France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1968 - NJ Americans moved to Comack & become NY Nets (ABA)
1968 - Soap opera "One Life To Live" premieres
1969 - Cincinnati Red Lee May hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader
1969 - Rod Carew ties record with his 7th steal of home in a season
1970 - Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in 1st world female soccer championship
1971 - Pres Nixon announces he would visit People's Rep of China
1972 - 101st British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots 278 at Muirfield Gullane
1972 - Sandra Palmer/Jane Blalock wins Angelo's Four-Ball Golf Championship
1973 - Calif Angel Nolan Ryan 2nd no-hitter beats Detroit Tigers, 6-0
1973 - Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
1973 - Paul Getty III kidnapped
1973 - Ray Davies, announces retirement from Kinks then attempts suicide
1973 - Willie McCovey becomes 15th to hit 400 HRs
1974 - Military coup on Cyprus: archbishop/president Makarios flees
1975 - 46th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-3 at County Stadium, Milwaukee
1975 - All star MVP: Bill Madlock (Pitts Pirates) & John Matlock (NY Mets)
1975 - Apollo 18 launched (will rendezvous with Soyuz)
1975 - Soyuz 19 & Apollo 18 launched; rendezvous 2 days later
1976 - 36-hr kidnap of 26 school children & their bus driver in Calif
1978 - 107th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at St Andrews
1979 - 34th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jerilyn Britz
1979 - Morarji Desai resigns as premier of India
1980 - Johnny Bench hits his 314th HR as a catcher breaks Yogi Berra's record
1982 - Body of Wendy Caulfield, 1st Green River victim, found near Seattle
1982 - Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via Dyess AFB, Texas
1982 - Senate confirms George Shultz as 60th sec of state by vote of 97-0
1983 - 8 killed, 54 wounded, by Armenian extremists bomb at Orly, France
1983 - Linda Ronstadt debuts as Mabel in "Pirates of Penzance"
1984 - 39th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy
1984 - John Lennon releases "I'm Stepping Out"
1985 - Deborah Carthy-Deu, of Puerto Rico, crowned 34th Miss Universe
1986 - 57th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-2 at Astrodome, Houston
1986 - All star MVP: Roger Clemens (Boston Red Sox)
1987 - Boy George barred from British TV show, he may be a bad influence
1987 - John Poindexter testifies at Iran-Contra hearings
1987 - State of siege ends in Taiwan
1990 - 45th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King
1991 - France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1991 - US troops leave northern Iraq
1991 - Sandhi Ortiz-DelValle is 1st woman to officiate a men's pro basketball (USBL) game, game between New Haven Skyhawks & Phila Spirit
1992 - Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 3 weeks to have tumor removed
1994 - Gyula Horn sworn in as premier of Hungary
1994 - Israel & Jordan agree to talks in Wash DC on July 25th
1994 - NJ Nets Derrek Coleman accused of rape in Detroit
1994 - Sonia O'Sullivan runs 3K (8:21.64)
1995 - Birmingham Barracudas 1st CFL home game (vs Hamilton)
1995 - Jews take Jerusalem
1995 - Northern Virginia begins using new area code 540
1996 - After 2,216 consecutive games at shortstop, Cal Ripkin goes to 3rd
1996 - MSNBC begins Microsoft internet-NBC TV
1996 - Prince Charles & Princess Di sign divorce papers
1996 - Southern Mexico hit with 6.5 earthquake
1996 - A Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules carrying the Royal Netherlands Army marching band crashes on landing at Eindhoven Airport.
1999 - The inaugural game at the Seattle Mariners' Safeco Field was held in Seattle, Washington.
2002 - "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh pleads guilty to supplying aid to the enemy and to possession of explosives during the commission of a felony.
2002 - Anti-Terrorism Court of Pakistan hands down the death sentence to British born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and life terms to three others suspected of murdering Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
2003 - AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape Communications Corporation. The Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day.
2009 - A 7.9 Magnitude earthquake registers 160km west of Invercargill, New Zealand, creating a small tsunami.



Births on July 15

1273 - Ewostatewos, Ethiopian monk and religious leader (d. 1352)
1353 - Vladimir the Bold, Russian prince (d. 1410)
1458 - Juan Ponce de Leon, Spanish Explorer (d. 1521)
1471 - Eskender, Emperor of Ethiopia (d. 1494)
1553 - Archduke Ernest of Austria (d. 1595)
1573 - Inigo Jones, London, architect (restored St Paul's Cathedral)
1606 - Rembrandt van Rijn, Leiden Netherlands, painter (Night Watch)
1631 - Jens Juel, Danish diplomat (d. 1700)
1638 - Giovanni Buonaventura Viviani, composer
1700 - Johann Christoph Richter, composer
1701 - Pierre Joubert, became oldest known Canadian (113 y 124 d at death)
1704 - August Gottlieb Spangenberg, founder of Moravian Church in N America
1737 - Princess Louise-Marie of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1787)
1779 - Clement Clarke Moore, US, author ('Twas the Night Before Xmas)
1796 - Thomas Bulfinch, mythologist (Bulfinch's Mythology)
1798 - Charles H Bell, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1875
1802 - John Barnett, composer
1808 - Henry Cole, promotor (Great Exhibition of 1851)
1808 - Henry Edward Manning, cardinal/archbishop (Westminster)
1812 - Benno Adam, animal painter
1812 - James Hope-Scott, English barrister (d. 1873)
1817 - John Fowler, English engineer (London Metropolitan Railway)
1818 - Heinrich Esser, composer
1837 - Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, queen of Portugal (d. 1859)
1848 - Vilfredo F D Pareto, Italian economist/sociologist
1849 - Moritz Heuzenroeder, composer
1850 - Francesca Xavier Cabrini, [Mother Cabrini], 1st US saint
1851 - Eduardo Gutiérrez, Argentinian author (d. 1889)
1856 - Owen Dunell, cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test captain)
1864 - Marie Tempest, [Marie Susan Etherington], actress (Yellow Sands)
1865 - Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, 1st viscount Northcliffe
1865 - Wilhelm Wirtinger, Austrian mathematician (d. 1945)
1867 - Maggie Mitchell Walker, 1st woman bank director/philanthropist
1870 - Ernest Walker, composer
1871 - Kunikida Doppo, Japanese writer (d. 1908)
1875 - Frank "Pop" Morgenweck, basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)
1875 - Jean van den Eeckhoudt, Belgian painter
1878 - Willem Paerels, Neth/Belgian painter/graphic artist
1884 - Enrique Soro Barriga, composer
1889 - Marjorie Rambeau, SF Calif, actress (Primrose Path, Torch Song)
1892 - Walter Benjamin, German literature critic/writer
1893 - Enid Bennett, Australia, silent film actress (Skippy, Hairpins)
1894 - Tadeusz Sendzimir, Polish-American engineer and inventor (d. 1989)
1898 - Noel Gay, [Richard Moxon Armitage], composer
1898 - Norman Demuth, composer
1899 - Seán Lemass, Irish leader (d. 1971)
1901 - Pyke F C Koch, Dutch surrealistic painter (Dolores' Breakfast)
1902 - Jean Rey, Belgium, pres of European Commission (1967-70)
1902 - Raymond Hackett, NYC, husband of Blanche Sweet/actor (Faithless Lover)
1903 - Kumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian politician (d. 1975)
1904 - Rudolf Arnheim, German-born author (d. 2007)
1905 - Dorothy Fields, lyricist (I'm in the Mood for Love)
1906 - Edmund Davies, British lord of appeal
1906 - Rudolf "Rudi" Uhlenhaut, German automotive engineer and test driver (Mercedes Benz) (d. 1989)
1907 - Paterson Fraser, British air marshal
1909 - Enid Kathleen Hutchinson, adult educationalist
1909 - Isabel Jewell, Shoshone WY, actress (Ceiling Zero, Arousers)
1909 - John Cochrane, South African cricket pace bowler (one Test 1931)
1910 - Ronald Binge, composer
1911 - Juliet Pannett, English portrait painter
1911 - Lord Shackelton, explorer/govt minister
1911 - Edward Shackleton, English explorer (d. 1994)
1913 - Murvyn Vye, Quincy Mass, actor (Bob Cummings Show)
1913 - Ralph Hammond Innes, English author
1913 - Cowboy Copas, American country singer (d. 1963)
1913 - Dorothy Schwartz, American violinist (d. 2007)
1913 - Abraham Sutzkever, Yiddish language poet and memoirist.
1914 - Akhtar Hameed Khan, pioneer of Microcredit in developing countries (d. 1999)
1914 - Howard Vernon, Swiss actor (d. 1996)
1915 - Alexander Durie, vice president (British AA)
1915 - Ron Smith, union leader (British Postal Workers)
1916 - George Maduro, Antillian resistance fighter (Willemsorde/Madurodam)
1917 - Robert Conquest, English author (Back to Life)
1918 - Lord Buxton of Alsa, CEO (ITV)
1919 - Iris Murdoch, Dublin Ireland, novelist (Severed Head, Unicorn)
1920 - Eldon Rudd, (Rep-R-AZ, 1977- )
1920 - Ruthven Wade, British Air Chief marshal
1921 - Jack Hamilton Beeson, composer
1922 - Jef Houthuys, chairman Belgian labor union (ACV 1968-87)
1922 - Jeffrey Benson, CEO (600 group)
1922 - Jiri Lederer, Czechoslovakia, journalist/dissident
1924 - David Cox, warden (Nuffield College, Oxford)
1924 - Jeremiah A Denton, (Sen-R-AL, 1981-86)
1925 - Phil Carey, Hackensack NJ, actor (Asa Buchanan-One Life to Live)
1926 - John Arthur Neill Lambert, composer
1926 - John Graham, British ambassador to NATO
1926 - Driss Chraïbi, Moroccan author
1926 - Leopoldo Galtieri, Argentine dictator (d. 2003)
1927 - Ann Jellicoe, theater director/playwright (Knack)
1927 - Carmen Zapata, NYC, actress (Hagen, Viva Valdez, Man & the City)
1928 - Carl Woese, American microbiologist
1929 - Larry Lamb, newspaper editor
1929 - Charles Anthony, American tenor
1930 - Charles Kelly, chief constable (Staffordshire England)
1930 - Jacques Derrida, French philosopher (d. 2004)
1930 - Stephen Smale, American mathematician
1931 - Clive Cussler, writer (Raise The Titantic, Sahara)
1931 - Eugene Louw, South African minister of Internal affairs
1932 - Nina Van Pallandt, Copenhagen Denmark, actress (American Gigolo)
1933 - Frederico Davia, opera singer
1933 - James Ball, economist
1933 - Julian Bream, guitarist
1934 - Harrison Birtwhistle, Accringto Lancashire, composer (Trombeau)
1934 - Simon Gournlay, president (British National Farmer's Union)
1934 - Harrison Birtwistle, English composer
1934 - Risto Jarva, Finnish filmmaker (d. 1977)
1935 - Alex Karras, Gary Ind, NFLer (Detroit Lions)/actor (George-Webster)
1935 - Ken Kercheval, Wolcottville Ind, actor (Cliff Barnes-Dallas)
1935 - Donn Clendenon, baseball player (d. 2005)
1936 - Marion Roe, MP ©
1938 - Carmen Callil, publisher
1938 - Enrique Figuerola Camue, Cuba, 100m runner (Olympic-silver-1964)
1939 - Haseeb Ahsan, Pakistani cricket off-spinner (12 Tests 1958-62)
1939 - Patrick Wayne, LA Calif, actor (Rounder, Shirley, Beyond Atlantis)
1939 - Ronald Hadfield, chief constable (West Midlands England)
1939 - William David Hellerman, composer
1941 - Geoffrey Burgon, composer
1942 - Henry McCubbin, MEP (Labour)
1942 - Philip R Sharp, (Rep-D-Indiana, 1975- )
1942 - Mil Mascaras, Mexican professional wrestler
1943 - Diligenti quintuplets, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1943 - Jocelyn Burnell, astronomer
1944 - Jan-Michael Vincent, Denver, actor (Hooper, Tribes, Buster & Billie)
1944 - Millie Jackson, Thompson Ga, model/singer (Get it out 'cha system)
1945 - Peter Lewis, LA Calif, rock guitarist/vocalist (Moby Grape)
1945 - Jürgen Möllemann, German politician (d. 2003)
1946 - Hassabal Bolkiah Mu'izzadin Waddaulah, sultan of Brunei
1946 - Linda Ronstadt, Tucson Az, singer (Dif Drum)/actress (Pir of Penzance)
1948 - Enrique Basilio, hurler, 1st lady to light Olympic flame (Mexico-1968)
1948 - Alicia Bridges, American singer
1949 - John Arthur Casken, composer
1949 - Kerry Short, Vineland Ont, Canad Tour golfer (Highland Amat-1981, 84)
1949 - Trevor Horn, rock producer (Buggles-Video Killed, Yes, Frankie)
1949 - WiIlliam Faure, producer
1949 - Carl Bildt, Swedish politician
1950 - Alan Hurst, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1974-79)
1950 - Colin Barnett, Australian politician
1950 - Arianna Huffington, Greek-born newspaper columnist
1951 - Jesse "The Body" Ventura, wrestler/actor (Predator, Running Man)
1952 - David Bell, horse trainer
1952 - David Pack, rocker (Ambrosia)
1952 - Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (Rep-R-Florida)
1952 - Jeff Carlisi, rock guitarist (38 Special)
1952 - Jesse Ventura, [James Janos], wrestler/actor (mayor-Brooklyn Pk-MN)
1952 - Jill Long, (Rep-D-Indiana)
1952 - Larken Collins, rocker (Rossington-Collins Band)
1952 - Johnny Thunders, American musician (d. 1991)
1952 - Terry O'Quinn, American actor
1952 - Judy McGrath, American television executive
1953 - Cathy Larmouth Torrance Calif, playmate (Jun, 1981)
1953 - Franklyn Seales, St Vincent, actor (Dexter-Silver Spoons)
1953 - Jean-Bertrand Aristide, president of Haiti (1991, 1994- )
1953 - John Denham, MP (Labour)
1954 - Boris Polak, Israel, Men's 50M Free Rifle 3 Positions (Oly-20-1996)
1956 - Joe Satriani, rocker
1956 - Kathy Kreiner, Canada, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1976)
1956 - Toshihiko Seko, Japanese runner (world record 25/30 km)
1956 - Ian Curtis, British musician (d. 1980)
1957 - Kate Kellaway, critic
1958 - Daniel Bruce Forsman, Rhinelander WI, PGA golfer (1992 Buick Open)
1958 - Mac Thornberry, American politician
1959 - Vincent Lindon, French actor
1959 - Shep Pettibone, American record producer
1960 - Alexander W Dunlap, Honolulu Hawaii, astronaut
1960 - Kim Alexis, Lockport NY, model (Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover)
1960 - Willie Aames, Newport Beach Ca, actor (8 is Enough, Paradise, Zapped)
1960 - Kim Alexis, American supermodel and actress
1961 - Forest Whitaker, Longview TX, actor (Bloodsport, Platoon, Stakeout)
1961 - Lolita Davidovich, actress (Blaze, Jungle2Jungle)
1961 - Jean-Christophe Grangé, French writer and screenwriter
1961 - Scott Ritter, UN weapons inspector in Iraq
1962 - Brigitte Nielsen, Eisinore Denmark, actress (Red Sonja, Rocky IV)
1963 - Joe Phillips, NFL defensive tackle (KC Chiefs)
1963 - Shari Headley, Brooklyn NY, actress (Mimi Reed-All My Children)
1963 - Steve Thomas, Stockport Eng, NHL left wing (NJ Devils)
1964 - Leonard Stabb, actor (Hunter Guthrie-One Life to Live, Guiding Light)
1965 - Kirt Manwaring, Elmira NY, catcher (SF Giants)
1965 - Scott Livingstone, Dallas TX, infielder (SD Padres, Det Tigers)
1965 - David Miliband, British politician
1966 - Irene Jacob, actress (Red, Othello)
1966 - Kristoff St John, NYC, actor (Adam-Generations, Young & Restless)
1966 - Rickey Foggie, CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1967 - Carnell Lake, NFL strong safety (Pitts Steelers)
1967 - Adam Savage, American actor
1968 - Eddie Griffin, American comedian
1968 - Stan Kirsch, American actor
1969 - Christina Novak, Miss Arizona USA (1996)
1969 - John Crotty, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trailblazers)
1969 - Johnny Scott, CFL defensive tackle (BC Lions)
1969 - Lorenzo Williams, NBA center (Wash Wizards, Dallas Mavericks)
1969 - Peter Ciavaglia, Albany NY, US hockey forward (Olympics-1994)
1969 - Richard Fletcher Pride III, Tuscaloosa AL, PGA golfer (1994 Fed Exp)
1970 - Julian Paynter, Australian 5k runner (Olympics-96)
1970 - Stephen Howard, NBA forward (Seattle Supersonics)
1970 - Chi Cheng, American musician (Deftones)
1971 - Dean Panaro, Knoxville Tenn, diver (Olympics-96)
1971 - Eric Lacroix, Montreal, NHL left wing (LA Kings)
1971 - Ernest Dye, NFL tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
1971 - James Baldwin Jr, Southern Pines NC, pitcher (Chic White Sox)
1971 - Danijela, Croatian singer
1972 - Khalid Reeves, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, NJ Nets)
1972 - Michael Barnett, UK musician / producer
1972 - Scott Foley, American actor
1972 - Beth Ostrosky, American model
1973 - Brian Austin Green, Van Nuys Cal, actor (David-Beverly Hills 90210)
1973 - Donald Willis, WLAF corner (Amsterdam Admirals)
1973 - John Dolmayan, Lebanese-born drummer (System of a Down)
1973 - Chris Taylor, Australian comedian, member of The Chaser
1974 - Janice Bremner, Burlington Ontario, synchro swimmer (Olymp-silver-96)
1974 - Chot Ulep, Filipino musician
1975 - Kara Drew, An American professional wrestler better known as Cherry
1975 - Ben Pepper, Australian basketball player
1976 - Rebecca Snyder, Grand Junction Colo, air pistol (Olympics-1996)
1976 - Jim Jones, African Puerto Rican American rapper
1976 - Diane Kruger, German actress and former fashion model
1977 - Ray Toro, American musician (My Chemical Romance)
1977 - Faraz Anwar, Pakistani guitarist (Mizraab)
1977 - Kitana Baker, American model (Miller Light Catfight commercial)
1977 - Lana Parrilla, American actress
1977 - Andre Nel, South African Cricketer
1978 - Miguel Olivo, Dominican baseball player
1979 - Laura Benanti, American musical theatre actress
1979 - Alexander Frei, Swiss footballer
1980 - Jonathan Cheechoo, professional ice hockey player
1980 - Reggie Abercrombie, professional baseball player
1980 - Jasper Pääkkönen, Finnish actor and film producer
1981 - Alecia Ingram, Knoxville Tenn, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96)
1983 - Nelson Merlo, Brazilian racing driver
1984 - Vice Cooler, American musician
1989 - Tristan Wilds, American actor
1992 - Koharu Kusumi, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)


Deaths on July 15


668 - Constantius II, emperor of Byzantium, dies at 37
1085 - Robert Guiscard, Duke of Apulia & Calabria, dies at 70
1262 - Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, English soldier (b. 1222)
1274 - John F Bonaventura, Ital/French theologist/dominican/saint, dies
1291 - Rudolf I, King of Germany & Holy Roman Empire, dies
1381 - John Ball, English priest/ideologist of Boer uprising, hanged
1406 - Duke William of Austria (b. c.1370)
1410 - Ulrich von Jungingen, German Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights (killed in battle) (b. 1360)
1411 - Johannes Parvus, [Jean Petit], French theologist, dies
1416 - John, Duke of Berry, captain of Paris, dies
1417 - Willem J Eggert, financier (W E Center, Purmerend), dies
1521 - Juan Ponce de León, Spanish Explorer (b. 1458)
1571 - Shimazu Takahisa, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1514)
1609 - Annibale Carracci, painter, dies
1614 - Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme, French historian and biographer (b. c.1540)
1655 - Girolamo Rainaldi, Italian architect (b. 1570)
1685 - James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, illegitimate son of Charles 2, executed
1738 - Alexander Voznitsyn, Rus Naval officer converted to Judaism, executed
1738 - Antonio Maria Pacchioni, composer, dies at 84
1738 - Baruch Leibov, converted Russian Naval officer to Judaism, executed
1750 - Vasily Tatishchev, Russian statesman (b. 1686)
1751 - John Wilson, botanist, dies
1765 - Charles Andrew Vanloo, painter, dies
1765 - Charles-André van Loo, French painter (b. 1705)
1767 - Michael Bruce, Scottish poet (b. 1746)
1782 - Farinelli, Italian singer, dies at 77
1782 - Robert Wainwright, composer, dies at 33
1784 - Johan B Straub, South German sculptor, dies
1789 - Jacques Duphly, composer, dies at 74
1798 - Gaetano Pugnani, composer, dies at 66
1810 - Jean-Baptiste Rey, composer, dies at 75
1828 - Jean Antoine Houdon, French sculptor (b. 1741)
1839 - Winthrop Mackworth Praed, politician/poet, dies
1844 - Claude Charles Fauriel, French historian (b. 1772)
1854 - Wincenty Studzinski, composer, dies at 39
1856 - Margaretha J de Neufville, author (The Kidnap), dies at 81
1857 - Carl Czerny, Austrian pianist/composer, dies at 66
1862 - David Emanuel Twiggs, US Confederate gen-mjr (Monterrey), dies at 72
1865 - Reinier C Bakhuizen van de Brink, Dutch historian, dies at 55
1868 - William Thomas Morton, dentist (1st to use ether), dies
1869 - A J Haynes, US army captain and civil war veteren, assassinated by KKK
1876 - Aleksander Fredro, Polish comedy writer (Zemstra), dies at 82
1881 - William "Billy the Kid" Bonney, shot by sheriff Pat Garrett at 21
1883 - Tom Thumb, famous small person (40"), dies of a stroke at 44
1885 - Rosalia de Castro, Spanish writer and poet (b. 1837)
1890 - Gottfried Keller, writer, dies at 70
1898 - Jean Baptiste Salpointe, second Archbishop of Santa Fe (d. 1825)
1904 - Anton Pavlovich Chechov, Russian writer (Uncle Vanya), dies at 44
1910 - Daniel Kinet, auto racer/1st Belgian flyer, dies
1912 - Francisco Lazaro, Portuguese marathon runner (Olympics), dies at 21
1915 - Ludwik Grossman, composer, dies at 80
1919 - Hermann Emil Fischer, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)
1929 - Hugo Von Hofmannsthal, playwright/poet, dies
1930 - Leopold von Auer, Hungarian/US violinist, dies
1931 - Ladislaus Bortkiewicz, Russian economist (b. 1868)
1933 - Irving Babbitt, US writer (Democracy & Leadership), dies at 67
1933 - Freddie Keppard, American musician (b. 1890)
1934 - Jules Renkin, Belgian PM (1931-32), dies
1935 - Alfred Archer, cricketer (England batsman in one Test 1899), dies
1935 - Pieter WA Cort van de Linden, Dutch premier (1913-18), dies at 89
1937 - Walter Gay, artist, dies
1939 - Johon Mellanby, physiologist, dies
1939 - Percy Scott Worthington, architect, dies
1940 - Donald Calthrop, dies at 52
1940 - Robert Wadlow, world's tallest man (8'11.1"), dies at 32
1942 - Denis Moloney, cricketer (during WW II 3 Tests for NZ 1937), dies
1946 - Razor Smith, English cricketer (b. 1877)
1947 - Henry Kolker, dies at 76
1947 - Walter Donaldson, American songwriter (b. 1893)
1948 - John J Pershing, [Black Jack], US general (Mexico, WW I), dies at 87
1952 - Julia Lennon, John Lennon's mother dies in a car accident
1953 - Servant of God Archbishop Mar Ivanios (b.1882)
1957 - George Cleveland, actor (Grampa-Lassie), dies at 74
1957 - Marie C of Zeggelen, author (Dessajongen), dies at 87
1957 - James M. Cox, American politician (b. 1870)
1957 - Vasily Maklakov, Russian orator and liberal politician (b. 1869)
1958 - Julia Lennon, mother of Beatle John, dies in an auto accident
1958 - Nuries-Said, Iraqi soldier/statesman, assassinated, dies
1959 - Ernest Bloch, Swiss/US composer (Macbeth), dies at 78
1959 - Peter A Egge, Norwegian writer (The Dream), dies
1959 - Vance Palmer, Australian author (b. 1885)
1960 - Lawrence Mervil Tibbett, baritone, dies after surgery at 63
1960 - Set Persson, Swedish communist politician (b. 1897)
1961 - John E. Brownlee, Canadian politician (b. 1884)
1965 - Francis Cherry, American politician (b. 1908)
1968 - Lura Anson, dies in Woodland at 76
1969 - Peter Van Eyck, dies after long illness at 56
1971 - Guy Wilkerson, dies of cancer at 71
1974 - Christine Chubbuck, television news reporter (b.1944)
1975 - Charles Weidman, US dancer/choreographer (Fables for Our Time), dies
1976 - Paul William Gallico, writer, dies at 78
1977 - Konstantin Fedin, writer, dies
1979 - Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, President of Mexico (b. 1911)
1980 - Eddie Jackson, comedian (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 84
1980 - Henri Martelli, composer, dies at 85
1982 - Donald Beard, cricketer (4 Tests for NZ 1952-56), dies
1982 - Wendy Caulfield, 1st Green River victim, found near Seattle
1982 - Bill Justis, American musician and producer (b. 1926)
1983 - Eddie Foy Jr, actor (Eddie-Fair Exchange), dies of cancer at 78
1986 - Benny Rubin, actor/comedian (Benny Rubin Show), dies at 87
1986 - Florence Halop, actress (Florence-Night Court), dies at 63
1986 - Billy Haughton, American harness driver and trainer (b. 1923)
1987 - Alfie Bass, actor (Moonraker, Are You Being Served), dies at 66
1987 - Jack O'Hagan, cricketer/composer (Our Don Bradman), dies
1988 - Eleanor Estes, author (Ginger Pye, Moffats), dies at 82
1989 - Laurie Cunningham, English footballer (b. 1956)
1990 - Alison Leggatt, actress (Day of Triffids, Cows), dies at 86
1990 - Margaret Mary Lockwood, actress (Man in Grey, Wicked Lady), dies at 73
1990 - Troy Dixon, rapper (Trouble T-Roy of Heavy D), dies at 22 of a fall
1991 - Bert Convy, actor (Snoop Sisters, Win Lose or Draw), dies at 57
1992 - Henk van der Molen, guitarist/composer/writer (Martine Bijl), dies
1992 - Chingiz Mustafayev, Azerbaijan's most noted journalist (b. 1960)
1992 - Hammer DeRoburt, first President of Nauru (b. 1922)
1993 - David Brian, US actor (Damned Don't Cry, Fort Worth), dies at 78
1993 - Bobby Kent, alleged Florida bully murdered by his friends (b. 1973)
1994 - Jeanne Bieruma Oosting, Dutch painter/illustrator, dies
1995 - Eddie J Bush, golf professional, dies at 83
1995 - Willie George "Bill" Woodruff Sr, vocalist, dies at 66
1996 - Dana Hill, actress (Vacation), dies at 32
1997 - Alan Chaig, paleontologist (Carl Sagan of BBC), dies at 70
1997 - Gianni Versace, designer, shot to death by Andrew Cunanan at 50
2000 - Louis Quilico, Canadian baritone (b. 1925)
2003 - Roberto Bolaño, Chilean writer (b. 1953)
2003 - Tex Schramm, American football team president and general manager (b. 1920)
2006 - Robert H. Brooks, founder of Hooters of America (b. 1937)
2008 - Gyorgy Kolonics, Hungarian canoeist, Olympics medalist. (b. 1972)
2010 - James E. Akins, American diplomat and advisor to Richard Nixon (b. 1926)



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History, Births, and Deaths for July 16


463 - Start of Lunar Cycle of Hilarius
622 - Moslem Era begins-Mahomet begins flight from Mecca to Medina (Hejira)
622 - Origin of Islamic Era (Muharram 1, 1 AH)
622 - The beginning of the Islamic calendar.
1054 - Michael Caerularius excommunicated of Constantinople
1054 - Three Roman legates fractured relations between the Western and Eastern Christian churches by placing an invalid Papal Bull of Excommunication on the altar in the Hagia Sophia during Saturday afternoon divine liturgy. This is often dated as the start of the East-West Schism.
1099 - Crusaders herd Jews of Jerusalem into a synagogue & set it afire
1212 - Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa; end of Moslem power in Spain
1251 - The Virgin Mary gives Simon Stock a Brown Scapular (legend)
1338 - German monarch signs Treaty of Rense
1429 - Army entered Reims
1429 - Joan of Arc leads French army in Battle of Orleans
1439 - Kissing is banned in England (to stop germs from spreading)
1465 - Battle at Montlhéry
1519 - Public debate between Martin Luther & theologist John Eck
1548 - La Paz, Bolivia is founded
1573 - Alva demands submission of Zealand/Holland
1618 - Capt John Gilbert patents 1st dredger in Britain
1659 - Princess Henriette C of Orange-Nassau weds monarch Johan George II
1661 - 1st banknotes in Europe were issued by Bank of Stockholm
1683 - Turkish troops under Kara Mustafa attain Vienna
1683 - Manchu/Chinese Qing Dynasty naval forces under commander Shi Lang defeat the Kingdom of Tungning in the Battle of Penghu near the Pescadores Islands.
1769 - Father Junipero Serra founds Mission San Diego, 1st mission in Calif
1775 - John Adams graduates Harvard
1782 - Mozart's opera "Das Entfuhrung aus dem Serail," premieres in Vienna
1790 - Congress establishes District of Columbia
1798 - US Public Health Service forms & US Marine Hospital authorized
1801 - Pope Pius VII & 1st consul Napoleon sign concord
1809 - The city of La Paz, in what is today Bolivia, declared its independence from Spanish Crown and formed the Junta Tuitiva, the first independent government in Spanish America, lead by Pedro Domingo Murillo.
1845 - NY Yacht Club holds its 1st regatta
1856 - Statue of Laurens Jansz Coster unveiled in Haarlem
1857 - Sir Henry Havelock arrives at Battle of Cawnpore
1861 - Battle of Bull Run, the 1st major battle of the Civil War, is fought
1861 - Manassas Campaign [->JUL 22]
1862 - David G Farragut is 1st rear admiral in US Navy
1863 - Utrecht-Swells railway opens
1867 - Amstel Hotel, "the dignified old lady" opens in Amsterdam
1867 - D R Averill patents ready-mixed paint
1867 - Joseph Monier patents reinforced concrete
1880 - Dr. Emily Stowe becomes the first woman licenced to practice medicine in Canada.
1894 - Many negro miners in Alabama killed by striking white miners
1894 - Treaty of Aoki-Kimberley signed between Japan & England
1895 - Archie MacLaren completes cricket 424 for Lancs v Somerset at Taunton
1902 - John McGraw named manager of NY Giants
1902 - Test Cricket debut of K S Ranjitsinhji v Australia, at Old Trafford
1904 - Islands of Manu'a group (Samoa) ceded to US by their chiefs
1909 - Det & Wash play longest scoreless game in AL history-18 innings
1912 - Naval torpedo launched from an airplane patents by B A Fiske
1914 - Socialist conference in Brussel (Kautsky, Trotski & Rosa Luxemburg)
1920 - 15th Davis Cup: USA beats Australasia in Auckland (5-0)
1920 - China joins the League of Nations
1920 - Gen Amos Fries appointed 1st US army chemical warfare chief
1920 - Ruth sets season home run record with 30 en route to 54
1924 - Conference over German recovery payments begins in London
1924 - NY Giants George Kelly is 1st to hit HRs in 6 cons games
1926 - Jaspar govt asks authority to save Belgian franc
1926 - National Geographic takes 1st natural-color undersea photos
1927 - Augusto Sandino begins 5½ year war against US occupation of Nicaragua
1934 - Bradman scores 140 Aust v Yorkshire, 120 mins, 22 fours 2 sixes
1935 - 1st automatic parking meter in US installed (Oklahoma City, Ok)
1936 - 1st x-ray photo of arterial circulation, Rochester, NY
1936 - NY Giants are 10½ games back in NL, & go on to win pennant
1938 - 21st PGA Championship: Paul Runyan at Shawnee CC Shawnee-on-Del Pa
1940 - NSB'er Woudenberg appointed as NVV-trustee
1941 - 100°F (38°C) highest temperature ever recorded in Seattle Wash
1941 - Joe Dimaggio goes 3 for 4, hitting in his 56th straight game
1942 - French police arrest 13,152 Jews in Paris
1942 - Jews transported from Holland to extermination camp
1944 - Dodgers score 8 unearned runs against Braves to win 8-5 & break their 16-game losing streak, they will lose another 5 in a row
1945 - 1st atomic bomb detonated, Trinity Site, Alamogordo, New Mexico
1945 - Australian Services win 3rd Victory Test Cricket by 4 wickets
1945 - Cruiser Indianapolis leaves SF with atom bomb
1946 - Attempt made to recall Mayor Lapham (1st time in SF history)
1946 - US court martials 46 SS to death (Battle of Bulge crimes) in Dachau
1947 - Bobo Newsom wins 200th game, 1st as a Yankee & Yanks 18th straight In nightcap Vic Rashi extends streak to 19
1948 - Eddie Sawyer replaces Ben Chapman in Phila, NY Giants Leo Durocher replaces Mel Ott & Burt Shotton replaces Durocher as Dodger manager
1950 - Single day 16 team HR record set at 37 (NL-25, AL-12)
1950 - Uruguay beats Brazil 2-1 for soccer's 4th World Cup in Rio de Janeiro
1951 - 1st Dutchman to win Tour de France (Wim Van Est)
1951 - King Leopold III, of Belgium, abdicates
1951 - Len Hutton scores his 100th 100, Yorks v Surrey at The Oval
1951 - Novel "Catcher in Rye" by JD Salinger published
1953 - KROC (now KTTC) TV channel 10 in Rochester, MN (NBC) 1st broadcast
1955 - "Golden Horseshoe Revue" 1st of 50,000+ performances, Disneyland
1956 - Detroit Tigers & Briggs Stadium sold for then record $5.5 million
1956 - Karelo-Finnish SSR becomes part of Russian SFSR
1956 - King Faisal of Iraq begins visit to England
1956 - Last Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey Circus under a canvas tent
1957 - Marine Maj John Glenn sets transcontinental speed record (03:28:08)
1960 - 205,000 (record sports attend) see Brazil-Uruguay World Cup soccer
1960 - George Crowe sets record of 12 pinch hit HRs with a runner on
1961 - Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Tippecanoe Golf Open
1961 - Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 2"
1962 - NASA civilian Test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,600 m
1963 - Amazon carries 190,000 m3/sec (record)
1964 - Republicans convention selects Barry Goldwater as pres candidate
1965 - Mount Blanc Road tunnel between France & Italy opens
1966 - "Half a Sixpence" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 512 perfs
1967 - Mickey Wright wins Lady Carling Golf Open
1967 - Prison brawl ignites barracks, killing 37 (Jay, Florida)
1969 - Apollo 11, carrying 1st men to land on Moon, launched
1970 - Iraq's constitution goes into effect
1970 - Reds spoil Pirates debut in Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium, 3-2
1971 - Franco points prince Juan Carlos as deputy in Spain
1972 - Dimitrios Papadopoulos becomes 269th patriarch of Constantinople
1972 - Smokey Robinson & Miracles final live performance
1973 - During Watergate hearings, Butterfield reveals existence of tapes
1975 - Commissioner Bowie Kuhn is reelected for a 7-year term
1976 - Rock duo Loggins & Messina break-up after 6 years
1977 - Janelle Commissiong, of Trinidad & Tobago, crowned 26th Miss Universe
1978 - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Borden Golf Classic
1979 - Premier/pres al-Bakr of Iraq is succeeded by Saddam Hussein
1980 - Polish railway workers block railway to Russia
1980 - Ronald Reagan nominated for Pres by Republicans in Detroit
1981 - India performs nuclear Test
1981 - Shukuni Sasaki spins 72 plates simultaneously
1982 - George P Shultz sworn in as minister of Foreign affairs
1982 - NASA launches Landsat 4 to thematic map the Earth
1982 - Sun Myung Moon sentenced to 18 months for tax fraud
1983 - 20 killed in Britain's worst helicopter accident
1983 - Sikorsky S-61 disaster: A helicopter crashes off the Isles of Scilly, causing 20 fatalities.
1985 - 56th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-1 at Humphrey Metrodome, Minn
1985 - All star MVP: LaMarr Hoyt (SD Padres)
1985 - Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent
1985 - F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record of 1152 kph (716 mph)
1987 - Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1987 - Said Aouita runs world record 2000m (4:50.81)
1987 - Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of season & ties AL record of homers in 6 straight games (on way to tie major league record of 8)
1988 - Carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100 m in 9.78 sec
1988 - Florence Joyner runs 100 m in women's world record 10.49 seconds
1988 - Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets women's heptathlete record of 7,215 pts
1988 - Michael J Fox marries Tracy Pollan
1988 - San Antonio (Texas League) beats Jackson 1-0 in 26 innings
1988 - Wayne Gretzky (NHL) & Janet Jones (Police Acad 5) wed in Edmonton
1989 - 44th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King
1990 - 400 die in a (7.7) earthquake in Philippines
1990 - Bridgette LeAnn Wilson, 17, of Oregon, 8th crowned Miss Teen USA
1990 - Civil trial by parents of Suicide victims against Judas Priest begins
1990 - NYC's Empire State Building catches fire-No fatalities
1990 - Rick Dee's "Into the Night," premieres on ABC-TV
1990 - Ukraine declares independence
1993 - President Lissouba calls emergency rule in Congo-Brazzaville
1993 - S van Ruysdael's "Winter Landscape" sold for £705,500 in London
1993 - SF outfielder Darren Lewis sets record of 267 consec errorless games
1994 - "Sisters Rosensweig" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 556 perfs
1994 - 1st parts of Comet Shoemaker-Levy hits Jupiter (until July 22nd)
1994 - 3 tenors-Placid Domingo, Luciano Parvoti, Jose Carreras, perform in LA
1994 - Anna Nicole Smith (26) weds ½ billionaire J Howard Marshall II (89)
1994 - Baseball Night in America premieres (no Saturday day games)
1994 - Comet Shoemaker-Levy collides with Jupiter
1994 - Shreveport Pirates 1st CFL home game (vs Toronto Argonauts)
1994 - Spanish fishing boats sink a French fishing boat over fishing rights
1994 - Sweden shuts out Bulgaria 4-0, to finish 3rd in the World Cup
1995 - "Buttons on Broadway" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 40 perfs
1995 - "Chronicles of a Death Foretold" closes at Plymouth NYC after 55 perfs
1995 - 13th Seniors Players Golf Championship: J C Snead
1995 - 50th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Annika Sorenstam
1997 - Jerold Mackenzie awarded $266M for being fired from Miller Brewing for sexual harrassment for relaying a Seinfeld episode to a co worker
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.
2004 - Millennium Park, considered the first and most ambitious architectural project in the early 21st century for Chicago, is opened to the public by Mayor Richard M. Daley.
2007 - An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 and aftershock of 6.6 occurs off the Niigata coast, Japan, killing 8 people with at least 800 injured and damaging a nuclear power plant. See 2007 Chūetsu offshore earthquake.



Births on July 16

1194 - Saint Clare of Assisi, Italian follower of Francis of Assisi (d. 1253)
1571 - Theodoor Galle, Flemish engraver, baptized
1611 - Archduchess Cecilia Renata of Austria, Queen of Poland (d. 1644)
1704 - John Kay, England, machinist, invented flying shuttle
1714 - Marc René, marquis de Montalembert, French military engineer (d. 1800)
1715 - Charles, Prince de Rohan-Soubise, marshal of France
1722 - Joseph Wilton, sculptor
1723 - Joshua Reynolds, England, portrait painter (Simplicity)
1725 - Georg Simon Lohlein, composer
1728 - Henri Moreau, composer
1746 - Giuseppe Piazzi, Italian monk/discoverer (1st asteroid-Ceres)
1796 - Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, painter
1821 - Mary Baker Eddy, founded Christian Science (Science & Health)
1822 - Luigi Arditi, violinist/composer
1823 - James Isham Gilbert, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1829 - Robert Brown Potter, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1887
1834 - Carlo Angeloni, composer
1834 - Peter Leyten, bishop of Breda (1885-1914)
1839 - Philipus J Hoedemaker, Dutch theologist
1848 - Henri[cus A] Viotta, Dutch conductor/composer (Lexicon of Music)
1855 - Charles Francis Abdy Williams, composer
1858 - Eugene Ysaye, composer
1860 - Jens Otto Harry Jespersen, linguist/philologist
1862 - Ida Bell Wells-Barnett [Iola], US civil rights activist
1865 - George A Birmingham, [Rev James Owen Hannay], novelist
1870 - Lambert McKenna, Irish scholar (d. 1956)
1872 - Roald Amundsen, Norway, explorer, discovered South Pole
1877 - Béla Schick, Hungarian/US children artist (Serum Krankheit)
1882 - Edward Earle, Toronto Ont, actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight)
1882 - Felix Locher, Switzerland, actor (Frankenstein's Daughter)
1884 - Anna Vyrubova, Russian memoirist (d. 1964)
1887 - "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, black sox player (Say it aint so, Joe)
1888 - Frits Zernike, invented phase-contrast microscope (Nobel 1953)
1888 - Percy Kilbride, SF CA, actor (Egg & I, Ma & Pa Kettle)
1889 - Larry Semon, American comedian (d. 1928)
1896 - Mauritius R J Dekker [Boris Robazki], Dutch writer (Merkteken)
1896 - Trygve Halvdan Lie, Norway, 1st UN secretary general (1946-52)
1896 - Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, German eugenicist and Nazi physician (d. 1969)
1899 - Eunice Hunton Carter, 1st black female district attorney (NY)
1901 - Fritz Mahler, composer
1902 - Alexander Luria, Russian psychologist (d. 1977)
1903 - Mary Philbin, Chicago IL, actress (Phantom of the Opera)
1903 - Carmen Lombardo, Canadian musician (d. 1971)
1904 - Goffredo Petrassi, Zagarolo Italy, composer (Beatitudines)
1904 - Leo Joseph Suenens, Cardinal (Belgium)
1906 - Vincent Sherman, American film director (d. 2006)
1907 - Barbara Stanwyck, Bkln, actress (Dynasty II, Big Valley, Thorn Birds)
1907 - Orville Redenbacher, popcorn King (Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet)
1907 - Frances Horwich, American educator and television personality (d. 2001)
1908 - Aruna Asaf Ali, politician
1908 - Maurice Adams, surgeon/British rear admiral
1909 - Geoffrey Bryan Bentley, moral theologian
1909 - John Edward "Teddy" Buckner, trumpeter
1910 - Stan McCabe, cricketer (exciting NSW & Australian batsman of 30's)
1911 - Ginger Rogers, [Virginia McMath], Independ Mo, dancer (Gay Divorcee)
1911 - Sonny Tufts, [Bowen Charleston Tufts II], Bost, actor (Variety Girl)
1912 - Ray Barr, NYC, pianist (Vincent Lopez Show)
1912 - Milt Bocek, American baseball player (d. 2007)
1913 - Hugh Ford, FRS mechanic engineer
1913 - Peter Van Eyck, Steinwehr Germany, actor (Brain, Wages of Fear)
1915 - Barnard Hughes, Bedford Hills NY, (Tron, Where's Poppa, Best Friends)
1915 - Baroness Llewelyn-Davies of Hastoe, deputy speaker (House of Lords)
1915 - Edward Miller, Master (Fitzwilliam College Cambridge)
1916 - Harold Locke, archdeacon of Loughborough
1917 - William Bishop, Oak Park Ill, actor (Steve-It's a Great Life)
1918 - Bayani Casimiro, Filipino dancer and actor (d. 1989)
1919 - Charles Graham, lord-lt of Cumbria UK
1919 - Choi Kyuha, President of South Korea (d. 2006)
1919 - Hermine Braunsteiner, Nazi war criminal (d. 1999)
1920 - Anwar Hussain, cricketer (four Tests for Pakistan v India 1952-53)
1921 - Bernard Rogers, supreme Allied commander Europe
1921 - Trevor Williams, scientific consultant
1923 - Reginald Prentice, British government minister
1923 - Chris Argyris, American educator
1924 - Bess Myerson, Bronx NY, 1st Jewish Miss America (1945)
1925 - Phillip Pine, Hartford Ct, actor (Set-Up, Under the Ground)
1925 - Cal Tjader, American musician (d. 1982)
1926 - Brian Howard, deputy chairman (Marks & Spencer)
1926 - Philip Randle, biochemist
1926 - Irwin Rose, American biologist, Nobel laureate
1927 - John Freeland, Legal advisor UK foreign office
1927 - John Warr, England, cricket bowler (avg 281)/president (MCC)
1927 - Shirley Hughes, author/illustrator
1928 - Bella Davidovich, Baku Russia, pianist (Chopin, Beethoven, Ravel)
1928 - James Kilfedder, MP (Ulster Popular Unionist)
1928 - Ray Thornton, (Rep-D-Arkansas)
1928 - Robert Sheckley, US, sci-fi author (10th Victim, Mindswap)
1928 - Anita Brookner, English novelist
1928 - Ticho Parly, Danish tenor (d. 1993)
1929 - Michael Morland, High court judge
1930 - Anne Francis, Ossining NY, actress (Honey West, Forbidden Planet)
1930 - John Everett Watts, composer
1930 - Michael Bilirakis, (Rep-R-Florida, 1983- )
1931 - Caroline Blackwood, writer
1932 - John Chilton, jazz trumpeter
1932 - Milly Vitale, Rome, actress (7 Little Foys, War & Peace, Juggler)
1932 - Oleg Protopopov, Russia, olympic pairs skater (Gold 1964, 68)
1932 - [Dick] Richard L Thornburgh, Penn, US Attorney General (1988-93)
1932 - Max McGee, American football player (d. 2007)
1933 - Sollie McElroy, R&B singer (Flamingos-Golden Teardrops)
1934 - Donald Payne, (Rep-D-New Jersey)
1934 - Don Payne, American politician
1935 - Tom Rosenthal, publisher/British broadcaster
1936 - Buddy Merrill, Torrey Utah, guitarist (Lawrence Welk Show)
1936 - V Subramanya, cricketer (Indian batsman in nine Tests mid-60's)
1937 - Richard Bryan, (Sen-D Nevada)
1938 - Anita Brookner, art historian/novelist
1938 - Thorkell Sigurbjornsson, composer
1938 - Tony Jackson, English bass player (The Searchers) (d. 2003)
1939 - Corin Redgrave, London, actor (Excalibur, Man For All Seasons)
1939 - Marion Pitt, social worker/writer
1939 - Mary Parkinson, British broadcaster
1939 - William Bell, [Yarborough], US singer (Tryin' to Love Two)
1939 - Mariele Ventre, Italian choir director (d. 1995)
1940 - Tony Jackson, Liverpool, rock bassist/vocalist (Searchers)
1941 - George Young, MP/British minister of housing & planning
1941 - Hans Wiegel, Dutch commissioner of the queen (Frisia)
1941 - Jan G H Krajenbrink, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
1941 - Mišo Kovač, Croatian musician
1942 - Desmond Dekker, [Dacris], Jamaica, reggae pioneer (Aces-Israelites)
1942 - Frank Field, MP (Labour)
1942 - Margaret Smith Court, Australia, tennis pro (1970 Grand Slam)
1943 - Jimmy Johnson, NFL coach (Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins)
1943 - Stanley Gebler Davies, journalist/drinker
1943 - Reinaldo Arenas, Cuban poet (d. 1990)
1945 - Barry Dudleston, cricket umpire
1945 - Diana Warwick, leader (Assn of University Teachers)
1945 - Jos Stelling, director (Pointsman)
1945 - Kellie Everts, Kalv Germany, Miss nude Universe (1968)
1946 - Barbara Lee, American politician
1946 - Richard LeParmentier, American actor
1946 - Ron Yary, American football player
1947 - O[renthal] J[ames] Simpson, SF, NFL running back (Buf Bills)/actor
1947 - Roelof P Meyer, S Afr under minister of Law & Order etc
1947 - Tom Boggs, rock drummer (Box Tops)
1947 - Alexis Herman, 23rd U.S. Secretary of Labor
1947 - Assata Shakur, American activist
1948 - Pinchas Zukerman, Tel Aviv Israel, violinist/violist (Leventritt 1967)
1948 - Rubén Blades, Panamanian singer and actor
1949 - Alan "Fitz" Fitzgerald, rock keyboardist/vocalist (Night Ranger)
1949 - Cyndy Garvey, Detroit, wife of Steve Garvey, talk show host (AM LA)
1949 - Ray Major, rock guitarist (British Lions)
1950 - Camille Saviola, Bronx NY, actress (Nightlife)
1950 - Valery Yevgenyevich Maksimenko, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
1950 - Tom Terrell, musicologist, deejay
1950 - Pierre Paradis, Quebec politician
1950 - Dennis Priestley, English darts player
1951 - Esther M Friesner[-Stutzman], US, sci-fi author (Witchwood Cradle)
1951 - Lorraine Chase, actress/model (Lame Ducks, Love & Bullets)
1951 - Jean-Luc Mongrain, French-Canadian journalist
1952 - Phillip Carrick, cricketer
1952 - Stewart Copeland, Alexandria Egypt, drummer (Police-Roxanne)
1952 - Robert David Steele, American spy
1953 - Mickey Rourke, boxer/actor (Wild Orchid, Barfly)
1953 - Philece Sampler, San Angelo, Tx, actress (Donna Love-Another World)
1953 - Douglas J. Feith, American Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
1954 - Jeanette Mott Oxford, American politician
1956 - Ian Curtis, English rock vocalist (Joy Division-Transmission)
1956 - Tony Kushner, American playwright
1957 - Alan Donnelly, MP (Labour)
1957 - Wlodi Smolarek, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
1957 - Alexandra Marinina, Russian writer
1958 - Michael Flatley, Chicago Ill, Irish choreographer (Lord of Dance)
1958 - Pierre Roland Renoir, Canadian artist
1958 - Mike D. Rogers, American politician
1959 - Gary Anderson, NFL kickerk (Phila Eagles)
1959 - Doug Herzog, American television executive
1960 - Eus van Someren, pop guitarist (Scene, Blaauw)
1960 - Gisela Beyer, German DR, discus thrower (Olympics-4th place-1980)
1960 - Terry Pendleton, LA Calif, infielder (Florida Marlins)
1961 - Leila Kenzle, Patchogue LI NY, actress (Fran Devanow-Mad About You)
1963 - Mikael Pernfors, Sweden, tennis star
1963 - Phoebe Cates, Manhattan NY, actress (Fast Times at Ridgemount High)
1963 - Srečko Katanec, Slovenian footballer and coach
1964 - Miguel Indurain, Spanish bicyclist (Tour de France winner 1991-95)
1965 - Charles Smith, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)
1965 - Claude Lemieux, Buckingham Que, NHL forward (Team Canada, Colorado)
1965 - Tina Tyler, Canadian *bleep* star
1966 - Bonnie Bright, Redondo Beach CA, WPVA volleyballer (Hermosa-17th-)
1966 - Chip Lohmiller, NFL kicker (NO Saints)
1966 - Jyrki Lumme, Tampere Fin, NHL defenseman (Canucks, Finland Oly-B-98)
1966 - Warren Sallenback, South Surrey BC, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1966 - Johnny Vaughan, English writer and broadcaster
1967 - Roger Duffy, NFL guard/center (NY Jets)
1967 - Will Ferrell, American comedian
1967 - Christopher Rocancourt, French con artist
1968 - Ariel Solomon, NFL center/guard (Pitts Steelers)
1968 - Barry Sanders, NFL running back (Detroit Lions, 1988 Heisman Trophy)
1968 - Eric Jonassen, WLAF tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1968 - Larry Sanger, American co-founder of Wikipedia
1969 - Rain Pryor, actress (Head of the Class)/daughter of Richard
1969 - Kathryn Harby-Williams, Australian netballer
1969 - Daryl Mitchell, American actor
1970 - Fabio Casartelli, cyclist
1970 - Phil Graham, Halifax Nova Scotia, rower (Olympics-96)
1970 - William Van Landingham, Columbia TN, pitcher (SF Giants)
1970 - Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thai film director
1971 - Chris Thomas, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers)
1971 - Corey Feldman, Encino Calif, actor (License to Drive, Stand by Me)
1971 - Ed Kowalczyk, American singer (Live)
1972 - Aaron Glenn, NFL cornerback/kick returner (NY Jets)
1972 - Mindy Carson, NYC, vocalist (Club Embassy, Ford Star Revue)
1973 - Karla Beteta, Miss Universe-Guatemala (1996)
1973 - Shaun Pollock, cricketer (son of Peter South African Test quick 1995-)
1973 - Stefano Garzelli, Italian cyclist
1973 - Tim Ryan, American politician
1973 - Graham Robertson, American filmmaker and author
1974 - Michelle Chandler, Australian basketball point guard (Olymp-bronze-96)
1974 - Chris Pontius, American actor and *bleep* cast member
1974 - Wendell Sailor, Australian rugby league and union footballer
1975 - Jonathan Zwinkel, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
1975 - Bas Leinders, Belgian racing car driver
1975 - Ana Paula Arósio, Brazilian actress
1975 - Jamie Oliver, Welsh keyboardist
1976 - Anna Smashnova, Minsk Russia, tennis star (1993 Futures-Erlangen GER)
1976 - Michael Petkovic, Australian soccer goalie (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1976 - Tomasz Kuchar, Polish Rally driver
1976 - Bobby Lashley, American Professional Wrestler
1976 - Carlos Humberto Paredes, Paraguyan footballer
1977 - Bryan Budd, British soldier (VC recipient) (d. 2006)
1978 - Stephanie Lee Hamilton, Williston ND, Miss America-ND (1997)
1978 - Taj Anwar, model and activist
1979 - Kim[berly] Rhode, Whittier Calif, double trap (Olympics-gold-1996)
1979 - Jayma Mays, American actress
1979 - Chris Mihm, American basketball player
1980 - Jesse Jane, American pornographic actress
1980 - Adam Scott, Australian golfer
1982 - Michael Umaña, Costa Rican footballer
1984 - Hayanari Shimoda, Japanese racing driver
1984 - Katrina Kaif, Indian Actress
1986 - Calum Gittins, New Zealand actor
1989 - Gareth Bale, Welsh footballer
1991 - Randall Bentley, American actor
1994 - Mark Indelicato, American singer and actor


Deaths on July 16

276 - Mark Annius Florianus, emperor of Rome (276), murdered
599 - Monulphus, bishop of Tongeren-Maastricht (St Servaaskerk), dies
1099 - El Cid, [Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar], Span general strategist, dies at 59
1139 - Walram II, duke of Limburg/Neth-Lutherans, dies
1216 - Innocent III, [Lotario di Segni], Italian Pope (1198-1216), dies
1324 - Emperor Go-Uda of Japan (b. 1267)
1342 - King Charles I of Hungary
1482 - John van Schaffelaar, Gelders knight, dies
1546 - Anne Askew, English Protestant (burned at the stake) (b. 1521)
1557 - Anne of Cleeves, queen of England/4th wife of Henry VIII, dies at 41
1590 - Bartholomaeus a Martyribus, [Fernandez], pontiff of Portugal, dies
1594 - Thomas Kyd, author of The Spanish Tragedy (b. 1558)
1647 - Massaniello, [Tommaso Aniello], Napolitan rebel, murdered
1647 - Masaniello, Neapolitan rebel (b. 1622)
1664 - A Gryphius, writer, dies at 47
1686 - John Pearson, English theologian (b. 1612)
1691 - Francois-Michel Le Tellier, marquis de Louvois, statesman, dies
1698 - Cristoph Kaldenbach, composer, dies at 84
1729 - Johann David Heinichen, composer, dies at 46
1730 - Elijiah Fenton, poet, dies
1736 - Thomas Yalden, poet/fable writer, dies
1747 - Giuseppe Maria Crespi, painter/etcher, dies
1762 - Jacques Hotteterre, composer, dies at 87
1764 - Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia (1740-41), murdered at 23
1770 - Francis Cotes, English painter (b. 1726)
1782 - Louise Ulrike, queen of Sweden/wife of Adolf Frederik, dies at 61
1796 - George Howard, British field marshal (b. 1718)
1827 - Josiah Spode, potter, dies
1831 - Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, Russian general (b. 1763)
1843 - Hubert MAJ van Asch van Wijck, politician, dies at 68
1857 - Pierre-Jean de Baranger, poet, dies
1864 - Victor JB Girardey, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 27
1868 - Louis-Francois Dauprat, composer, dies at 87
1871 - Tad Lincoln, son of U.S. president Abraham Lincoln
1879 - Edward Deas Thomson, Australian politician (b. 1800)
1882 - Mary Todd Lincoln, First Lady of the United States (b. 1818)
1886 - Ned Buntline, [Edward Zane Carroll Judson], author, dies
1887 - Nicaise de Keyser, Flemish painter (Battle at Woeringen), dies at 73
1889 - Michele Amari, Italian historian/minister of Education, dies at 83
1890 - Gottfried Keller, novelist/poet, dies
1896 - Edmond-Louis-Antoine Huot de Goncourt, novelist, dies at 74
1896 - William Hamilton Gibson, illustrator/author/novelist, dies
1897 - Levin Goldschmidt, German business law expert, dies
1915 - Ellen White, American co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (b. 1827)
1916 - Ilja [Elias] Metsjnikov, Russ bacteriologist (Nobel 1908), dies
1916 - Ludwig P Scharwenka, German composer (Album Polonaise), dies at 70
1916 - Victor Alexander Haden Horsley, physician, dies
1916 - Ilya Mechnikov, Russian microbiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1845)
1917 - Ludwig Philipp Scharwenka, Ger composer (Album Polonaise), dies at 70
1923 - Louis M A Couperus, poet/writer (Books of Small Soles), dies at 60
1931 - Charles Studd, cricketer (5 Tests for England 1882-83), dies
1939 - Beatrice Erskine Lane Suzuki, Zen student, dies
1944 - John Post, Dutch farmer/resistance fighter (passage fight), executed
1949 - Vyacheslav Ivanov, Russian poet (b. 1866)
1953 - Joseph Hilaire Pierre Belloc, author (Path to Rome), dies at 82
1955 - Jean de Merode, [Marie-Louise Courtenay], Belgian princess, dies at 81
1960 - Albrecht von Kesselring, German fieldmarshal (Italy), dies at 74
1960 - John Phillips Marquand, novelist, dies at 66
1961 - [Louise] Sophie M E de Vries, actress (English Prof), dies at 88
1962 - Jan M Romein, historian (Breaking of Two Ages), dies
1971 - H T Tsiang, dies at 65
1972 - Giorgio Nataletti, composer, dies at 65
1972 - Max Zehnder, composer, dies at 70
1973 - Trijntje "Nine" van de Schaaf, author (Fries dorpsleven), dies at 91
1976 - Carmelo Soria, Spanish diplomat assassinated in 1976 by the Chilean DINA
1979 - James F Mcintyre, archbishop of Los Angeles, dies at 93
1979 - Alfred Deller, English countertenor (b. 1912)
1981 - Harry Chapin, folk vocalist (Taxi), dies in car crash at 38
1982 - Leendert Braat, sculptor/writer (White World), dies
1982 - Patrick Dewaere, actor (Catherine & Co), shoots self at 35
1984 - Billy Williams, singer (Your Show of Shows), dies at 73
1985 - Wayne King, orch leader (Wayne King Show), dies at 84
1985 - Heinrich Böll, German writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1917)
1989 - Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor, dies at 81
1990 - Robert Blackburn, Irish educationist (b. 1927)
1990 - Sidney Torch, English composer, conductor and organist (b. 1908)
1991 - Cornelis Z Forster, [Da Kuneisi], Suriname granman/gaanman, dies
1991 - Dwight Weist, Radio actor/film narrator (Radio Days), dies at 81
1991 - Frank Rizzo, (Mayor-D-Phila, 1972-80), dies of a heart attack at 70
1991 - Robert Motherwell, US painter (Elegies to Spanish Rep), dies at 76
1992 - "Gorgeous" George, [Arena], wrestler, dies at 84
1992 - Buck Buchanan, NFL defensive lineman (KC Chiefs), dies at 51
1992 - Johnny Martin, cricketer (NSW & Australian chinaman bowler), dies
1994 - M Vink, surgeon (1st Dutch kidney transplant), dies at 78
1994 - Madzy Rollin Couquerque, tennis star/international hockey, dies at 91
1995 - Charles Bruck, Hungarian/French/US conductor (Dutch Opera), dies at 83
1995 - Eleanore M "May" Sarton, Belg/US writer (Land of Silence), dies at 83
1995 - Juan Manuel Fangio, racing Driver, dies at 84
1995 - Max Factor Jr, makeup inventor, dies
1995 - Mordechai Gur, Israeli general, commits suicide at 65
1995 - Patsy Ruth Miller, actress (Wide Open, Sap, Twin Beds), dies at 91
1995 - Peter Francis de Sautoy, publisher, dies at 83
1995 - Stephen Harold Spender, writer, dies at 86
1995 - Travis Kemp, dancer/teacher, dies at 91
1996 - John Panozzo, drummer, dies at 48
1996 - Adolf von Thadden, German politician, (b. 1921)
1998 - John Henrik Clarke, American historian and scholar (b. 1915)
1999 - Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, wife of John F. Kennedy, Jr. (b. 1966)
1999 - John F. Kennedy, Jr., American publisher (b. 1960)
1999 - Hiromi Yanagihara, Japanese singer (b. 1979)
2001 - Maurice De Bevere, Belgian cartoonist (b. 1923)
2001 - Terry Gordy, American professional wrestler (b. 1961)
2002 - John Cocke, American computer scientist (b. 1925)
2003 - Celia Cruz, Cuban musician (b. 1924)
2003 - Carol Shields, Canadian author (b. 1935)
2004 - George Busbee, Governor of Georgia (b. 1927)
2005 - Pietro Consagra, Italian sculptor (b. 1920)
2005 - Prince Gu of Korea (b. 1931)
2005 - Camillo Felgen, Luxembourgish singer, lyricist, and entertainer (b. 1920)
2006 - Bob Orton, Sr., American professional wrestler (b. 1929)
2006 - Winthrop Paul Rockefeller, Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas (b. 1948)
2008 - Jo Stafford, American singer of traditional pop music (b. 1917)
2010 - James Gammon, American actor (b. 1940)



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History, Births, and Deaths for July 20


514 - St Hormisdas elected as Pope succeeding Pope Sympowerus
1031 - Henry I succeeds father Robert II as King of France
1304 - Wars of Scottish Independence: Fall of Stirling Castle - King Edward I of England takes the last rebel stronghold of the war.
1495 - French viceroy of Naples Montpensier surrenders
1498 - Emperor Maximilian names Albrecht governor of Netherlands
1553 - PM John Dudley captured in Cambridge
1608 - Reynier van Oldenbarnevelt marries Anna Weytzen in Delft
1609 - Emperor Rudolf II grants Silezische protestants freedom of religion
1619 - Gerardus Vossius resigns as Dutch regent States college leader
1627 - English fleet under George Villiers reaches La Rochelle [OS=June 10]
1654 - Anglo-Portuguese treaty, Portugal comes under English control
1712 - The Riot Act takes effect in Great Britain.
1738 - North America: French explorer Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de la Vérendrye reaches the western shore of Lake Michigan.
1749 - Earl of Chesterfield says "Idleness is only refuge of weak minds"
1773 - Scottish settlers arrive at Pictou, Nova Scotia (Canada)
1801 - Elisha Brown Jr pressed a 1,235 pound cheese ball at his farm
1808 - Napoleon decrees all French Jews adopt family names
1810 - Colombia declares independence from Spain
1810 - Citizens of Bogotá, New Granada declare independence from Spain.
1836 - Charles Darwin climbs Green Hill on Ascension
1847 - German astronomer Theodor discovers Comet Brorsen-Metcalf
1849 - Start of 1st Lancashire-Yorkshire clash at Hyde Park, Sheffield
1855 - 1st train from Rotterdam to Utrecht in Netherlands
1858 - Fee 1st charged to see a baseball game (50 cents) (NY beats Bkln 22-18)
1858 - Gathering of Plombieres - Napoleon III meets Cavour
1861 - Confederate state's congress began holding sessions in Richmond, Va
1862 - Guerrilla campaign in GA (Porter's & Poindexter's) [->SEP 20] US580 CS2866
1864 - Battle at Stephenson's Depot Virginia: 200 killed or injured
1864 - Battle of Peachtree Creek-Atlanta Campaign
1866 - Sea battle of Lissa-Austria vs Italy
1868 - 1st use of tax stamps on cigarettes
1871 - British Columbia becomes 6th Canadian province
1871 - British Columbia joins the confederation of Canada.
1872 - Mahlon Loomis patents wireless radio
1876 - 1st US intercollegiate track meet held, Saratoga, NY; Princeton wins
1877 - Military shoots on stopped railroad workers in Balt, kills 9
1878 - 1st telephone introduced in Hawaii
1881 - Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull, surrenders to federal troops
1890 - "Gibbons Stamp Monthly" begins publishing
1890 - Snow & hail in Calais, ME
1894 - 2000 fed troops recalled from Chicago, having ended Pullman strike
1903 - Giuseppe Sarto elected Pope Pius X
1906 - Bkln Dodger Mal Eason no-hits St Louis Cards, 2-0
1907 - A train wreck on the Pere Marquette Railroad near Salem, Michigan kills thirty and injures seventy more.
1910 - Former Dutch premier Abraham Kuyper acquitted of corruption
1911 - Boston Red Sox Smokey Joe Wood no-hits St Louis Browns, 5-0
1911 - Generals Henry Wilson/Auguste Dubail sign plan for British Expeditionary army in case of war with Germany
1912 - Phillies Sherry Magee steals home twice in 1 game
1913 - Turkish troop take Adrianopel & Erdine from Bulgaria
1914 - Armed resistance against British rule begins in Ulster
1916 - Giants trade Christy Mathewson to Cin Reds
1917 - Pact of Corfu signed: Serbs, Croats & Slovenes form Yugoslavia
1917 - WW I draft lottery held; #258 is 1st drawn
1918 - World War I: German troops cross the Marne.
1920 - Heerenveen soccer team forms
1921 - Congresswoman Alice Mary Robertson became the first woman to preside over the US House of Representatives.
1922 - Togo made a mandate of League of Nations
1923 - Yanks hit into a triple-play but beat A's 9-2
1924 - Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE) forms in Paris
1924 - Teheran, Persia comes under martial law after the American vice consul, Robert Imbrie, is killed by a religious mob enraged by rumors he had poisoned a fountain and killed several people.
1925 - Beirut sultan Pasja al-Atrasj calls Druzen for holy war against France
1925 - Italian-Serbian/Croatian/Slav treaty about Dalmatie
1926 - A convention of the Methodist Church votes to allow women to become priests.
1927 - Lindbergh begins NY flight (Spirit of St Louis)
1928 - The government of Hungary issues a decree ordering Gypsies to end their nomadic ways, settle permanently in one place, and subject themselves to the same laws and taxes as other Hungarians.
1930 - 106°F (41°C), Washington, DC (district record)
1932 - In Washington, D.C., police fire tear gas on World War I veterans part of the Bonus Expeditionary Force who attempt to march to the White House.
1933 - Vatican state secretary Pacelli (Pius XII) signs accord with Hitler
1933 - In London, 500,000 march against anti-Semitism.
1933 - Germany: Two-hundred Jewish merchants are arrested in Nuremberg and paraded through the streets.
1934 - 118°F (48°C), Keokuk, Iowa (state record)
1935 - 1st broadcast of "Gang Busters" on NBC-radio
1935 - Switzerland: A Royal Dutch Airlines plane en route from Milan to Frankfurt crashes into a Swiss mountain, killing thirteen.
1938 - Finland awarded 1940 Olympic games after Japan withdraws
1940 - Germany occupiers forbid Dutch Communist Party (CPN) in Netherlands
1940 - Nazi collaborator Rost of Tonningen appointed director of Marxist
1940 - Billboard publishes its 1st singles record chart (#1 is "I'll Never Smile Again" by Tommy Dorsey)
1941 - Yanks beat Tigers 12-6 in 17
1942 - 1st detachment of Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, begin basic training
1942 - Barbados dismiss Trinidad for 16 in 69 minutes, Derek Sealy 8-8
1942 - Legion of Merit Medal authorized by congress
1942 - Time puts Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovitch on its cover
1942 - Women's Army Auxiliary Corps began basic training at Fort Des Moines
1943 - Joint Chiefs of Staff question adm Nimitz (landing Gilbert Island)
1944 - Brit/Canadian troops occupy Hill 67/Ifs/Bras/Frenouville, Normandy
1944 - British premier Winston Churchill flies to France to meet Montgomery
1944 - Browns Nelson Potter is 1st pitcher suspended for throwing spitballs
1944 - Canadian Cameroon Highlanders conquer St-Andre
1944 - Death March of 1,200 Jews from Lipcani Moldavia begins
1944 - Fieldmarshal von Kluge consults with German commandant at Caen
1944 - Flying Fortresses of US 8th Air Force attack Leipzig/Dessau
1944 - Gen Eisenhower visits Montgomery's headquarter in Normandy
1944 - Heavy storm hampers British offensive at Caen
1944 - Japanese aircraft carrier Hijo sinks by US air attack
1944 - July 20th Plot-Failed assassination attempt on Hitler
1944 - Liberators of US 8th Air Force attack Gotha Russelsheim/Eisenach
1944 - Pres FDR nominated for an unprecedented 4th term at Dem convention
1944 - US 15th Air Force attacks Friedrichshaven Memmingen
1944 - US 9th AF bombs railroad at Chaulnes Sable-sur-Sarthe/Dreux
1944 - US invades Japanese-occupied Guam in WW II
1944 - Violent battles in Verrieres-hill (Normandy)
1944 - Fifty are hurt in rioting in front of the presidential palace in Mexico City.
1947 - 1st political action of Neth Army on Java & Sumatra
1948 - Lou Thesz beats Bill Longson, to become NWA wrestling champ
1948 - Syngman Rhee elected president of South-Korea
1948 - US Communist Party chairman William Forster arrested
1949 - Israel's 19 month war of independence ends
1949 - Vasil Kolarov elected premier of Bulgaria
1950 - "Arthur Murray Party" premieres on ABC TV (later DuMont, CBS, NBC)
1951 - King Abdullah I of Jordan is assassinated by a Palestinian while attending Friday prayers in Jerusalem.
1952 - Emile Zatopek runs Olympic Record 10K (29:17.0)
1952 - Fausto Coppi wins Tour de France
1953 - USSR/Israel recover diplomatic relations
1953 - The United Nations Economic and Social Council votes to make UNICEF a permanent agency.
1954 - Armistice for Indo-China signed, Vietnam separates into North & South
1954 - Tennis champ Maureen Connolly's right leg is crushed in an accident
1954 - West German secret service head Otto John defects to German DR
1956 - France recognizes Tunisia's independence
1956 - Great Britain refuses to lend Egypt money to build Aswan Dam
1956 - US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Bikini Island
1956 - Yankee pitcher Whitey Ford ties AL record of 6 straight strike-outs
1958 - 40th PGA Championship: Dow Finsterwald shoots a 276 at Llanerch CC PA
1958 - Betty Jameson/Mary Lena Faulk wins Homestead 4-Ball Golf Tournament
1958 - King Hussein of Jordan breaks off diplomatic relations with UAR
1960 - 1st submerged submarine to fire Polaris missile (George Washington)
1960 - Sirima Bandaranaike becomes 1st female premier of Ceylon
1960 - USSR recovered 2 dogs; 1st living organisms to return from space
1960 - The head of the Physics Department at the Israel Institute of Technology, Kurt Sitte, is arrested for espionage.
1961 - French military forces break the Tunisian siege of Bizerte.
1962 - Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 13th Symphony
1962 - France & Tunisia recover diplomatic relations
1963 - 17 African states & Madagascar sign peace treaty with EC
1963 - 18th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mary Mills
1963 - Verne Gagne beats Crusher Lisowski in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
1964 - 1st surfin' record to go #1-Jan & Dean's "Surf City"
1964 - Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 10th String quartet
1965 - 18.18" (46.18 cm) of rainfall, Edgarton, Missouri (state 24-hr record)
1965 - NY Yankee pitcher Mel Stottlemyre hits an inside-the-park grand slam
1967 - Pablo Neruda receives 1st Viareggio-Versile prizes
1967 - Race riots in Memphis Tenn
1968 - Jane Asher breaks her engagement with Paul McCartney on live TV
1968 - Iron Butterfly's "In-a-gadda-da-vida" becomes 1st heavy metal song to hit charts, it comes in at #117
1969 - 1st men on Moon, Neil Armstrong & Edwin Aldrin, Apollo 11
1969 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Danbury Lady Carling Golf Open
1969 - Eddy Merckx wins Tour de France
1970 - Dodgers Bill Singer no-hits the Phillies 5-0, giving up no walks
1972 - US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1973 - Jack Brisco beats Harley Race in Houston, to become NWA champ
1973 - Chic's Wilbur Wood starts & loses both games of a doubleheader with NY Yankees, 12-2, & 7-0
1973 - The US Senate passes the War Powers Act.
1974 - Heng Yo & Heng Ju, completes 1,000 mile (SF-Seattle) pilgrimage
1974 - Turkey invades Cyprus
1975 - 30th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Sandra Palmer
1975 - India expels three reporters from The Times, The Daily Telegraph, and Newsweek because they refused to sign a pledge to abide by government censorship.
1976 - Hank Aaron hits 755th & last home run off Angels Dick Drago
1976 - Last US troops leave Thailand
1976 - US Viking 1 lands on Mars at Chryse Planitia, 1st Martian landing
1976 - Vietnam War: The US military completes its troop withdrawal from Thailand.
1977 - Flash flood hits Johnstown, Pa, kills 80 & causing $350 mil damage
1977 - The Central Intelligence Agency releases documents under the Freedom of Information Act revealing it had engaged in mind control experiments.
1979 - 44-kg Newfoundland dog pulls 2293-kg load, Bothell, Wash
1980 - 109th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 271 at Muirfield Gullane
1980 - Joop Zoetemelk wins Tour de France
1980 - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Greater Baltimore Golf Classic
1981 - England set for innings loss v Aust, Botham hits 100 in 87 balls
1981 - Irene Saez, of Venezuela, crowned 30th Miss Universe
1982 - Bombs planted by Irish Republican Army explode in 2 London parks
1982 - IRA bomb attacks in London
1982 - T Macauly & D Vosburghs musical "Windy City," premieres in London
1983 - France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1984 - Uwe Hohn of East Germany throws javelin a record 104.8 m
1984 - Vanessa Williams is asked to resign as Miss America
1985 - Divers find wreck of Spanish galleon Atocha
1985 - The government of Aruba passes legislation to secede from the Netherlands Antilles.
1986 - Jane Geddes wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1987 - Don Mattingly ties 1st base fielding record with 22 put-outs
1988 - Michael Dukakis selected Democratic presidential nominee
1989 - 93°F, highest overnight low ever recorded in Phoenix Arizona
1989 - Burma govt puts author Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest
1989 - Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe's show opens at Washington, D.C.'s Project for the Arts after the Smithsonian Institution's Corcoran Gallery cancels it.
1990 - Justice William Brennan resigns from Supreme Court after 36 years
1991 - Kirk Cameron marries Growing Pains co-star Chelsea Noble in upstate NY
1991 - Mike Tyson is accused of raping a Miss Black America contestant
1992 - 121st British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots a 272 at Muirfield Gullane
1992 - Round World Air Race begins in Paris
1992 - Václav Havel resigns as president of Czechoslovakia.
1993 - Fire in the press box at Altanta Fulton County Stadium
1993 - Joe Petruzzi files for divorce from Annabella Sciorra (Jungle Fever)
1994 - Major parts of Comet Shoemaker-Levy hit Jupiter (July 16th-22nd)
1994 - OJ Simpson offers $500,000 reward for evidence of ex-wife's klller
1995 - The Regents of the University of California vote to end all affirmative action in the UC system by 1997.
1996 - 26th Olympic games open at Atlanta, Georgia (sched)
1996 - In Spain, an ETA bomb at an airport kills 35
1997 - 126th British Golf Open: Billy Ray Brown shoots a 271 at Royal Troon
1997 - American Justin Leonard wins the British Open shooting at 272
1997 - Burnet Senior Golf Classic
1997 - Michele Redman wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Classic
1998 - Two hundred aid workers from CARE International, Doctors Without Borders and other aid groups leave Afghanistan on orders of the Taliban.
1999 - Falun Gong is banned in the People's Republic of China, and a large scale crackdown of the practice is launched.
2000 - The leaders of Salt Lake City's bid to win the 2002 Winter Olympics are indicted by a federal grand jury for bribery, fraud, and racketeering
2000 - In Zimbabwe, Parliament opens its new session and seats opposition members for the first time in a decade.
2000 - Terrorist Carlos the Jackal sues France in the European Court of Human Rights for allegedly torturing him.
2001 - The London Stock Exchange goes public.
2001 - Italy: The 27th Annual G8 summit opens in Genoa. An Italian protester in Genoa, Carlo Giuliani, is shot by police.
2002 - South America: A fire in a discotheque in Lima, Peru kills over twenty-five.
2003 - France: Sixteen people are injured after two bombs explode outside a tax office in Nice.
2005 - Canada becomes the fourth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage, after the bill C-38 receives its Royal Assent.


Births on July 24

356 BC - Alexander the Great, Macedonian-Greek king and military leader (d. 323 BC)
810 - Imam Bukhari, Muslim scholar and compiler of Hadith (d. 870)
1304 - Francesco Petrarch, Italy, poet (Italia Mia)
1513 - Gaspar Schetz, Dutch treasurer-general
1519 - Innocent IX, [Giovanni A Facchinetti], 230th Catholic pope (1591)
1537 - Arnaud d'Ossat, French diplomat and writer (d. 1604)
1600 - Simon Ives, composer
1659 - Hyacinthe Rigaud, French painter (d. 1743)
1663 - Pierre Drevet, French engraver
1709 - James Harris, philosopher
1720 - Ignaz Vitzthumb, composer
1726 - William Jones, composer
1744 - Henri Hamal, composer
1754 - Destutt de Tracy, French philosopher (d. 1836)
1757 - Garsevan Chavchavadze, Georgian diplomat and politician (d. 1811)
1761 - Joseph Lefebvre, composer
1762 - Jakob Haibel, composer
1766 - Thomas Bruce, earl of Elgin & Kincardine, British diplomat
1774 - Auguste Marmont, French marshal (d. 1852)
1779 - Ignaz Schuster, composer
1785 - Mahmud II, sultan of Turkey (1808-39)/Westernizer/reformer
1793 - Aleksander Fredro, Polish comedy writer (Pan Jowiolski)
1796 - Edward Hodges, composer
1797 - Sir Paweł Edmund Strzelecki, Polish explorer and geologist (d. 1873)
1803 - Jakob Zeugheer, composer
1803 - Thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet
1804 - Richard Owen, British zoologist
1806 - John Sterling, writer (Representative Victorian)
1811 - James Bruce, earl of Elgin & Kincardine, governor (Jamaica)
1814 - Ivan S Gagarin, Russian theologist
1816 - William Bowman, English anatomist
1819 - Paul Henrion, composer
1824 - Alexander Schimmelfennig, Prussia, Brig General (Union volunteers)
1836 - Thomas C Allbutt, English physiologist (Diseases of the Heart)
1837 - Hans Sommer, composer
1838 - Augustin Daly, American playwright (d. 1899)
1838 - George Otto Trevelyan, British statesman and biographer (d. 1928)
1847 - Max Liebermann, German impressionist painter
1849 - Robert Anderson Van Wyck, Mayor of New York City (d. 1918)
1852 - Theodorus Heemskerk Jzn, lawyer/Dutch premier (AR, 1908-13) [or 1/20]=
1853 - Geo[rge] Poggenbeek, Dutch water colors painter
1858 - Ivan Vucetic, Croatian anthropologist (d. 1925)
1860 - Johannes Walter, German geologist (Denudation of the Wilderness)
1864 - Erik Karlfeldt, Sweden, poet (Nobel 1918-refused; 1931-posthumous)
1868 - Miron Cristea, 1st Patriarch of All Romania (d. 1939)
1870 - Vladimir D Nabokov, Russian jurist/minister of Justice (1918-19)
1872 - Alick Maclean, composer
1872 - Deodat de Severac, composer
1873 - Witold Maliszewski, composer
1873 - Alberto Santos-Dumont, Brazilian aviator (d. 1932)
1876 - Otto Blumenthal, German mathematician (d. 1944)
1880 - Hermann earl Keyserling, German philosopher/writer
1881 - Leon de Smet, Flemish painter
1885 - Gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian/critic
1887 - Willem H Drucker, Dutch lawyer
1889 - John Charles Reith, 1st Baron Reith, 1st dir-gen BBC (1927-38)
1890 - Theda Bara, [Theodosia Goodman], Cincinnati, actress (Love Goddeses)
1890 - Verna Felton, Salinas Calif, actress (Hilda-December Bride)
1893 - Alexander, king of Greece (1917-20)
1893 - Richard Billinger, Austria poet/writer (From Where I Came)
1893 - George Llewelyn-Davies, English Peter Pan character model (d. 1915)
1895 - László Moholy-Nagy, Hungarian painter, photographer, and sculptor (d. 1946)
1897 - Tadeusz Reichstein, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1950)
1900 - Gottfried von Haberler, Austrian economist
1900 - Maurice Gilliams, Flemish writer/poet/essayist (Maria's Life)
1900 - Maurice Leyland, prolific cricket left-handed batsman (England)
1901 - Vehbi Koc, indistrialist/philanthropist
1901 - Heinie Manush, American baseball player (d. 1971)
1902 - Cesare Zavattini, Italian screenwriter (Bicycle Thiefs)
1902 - Dilys Powell, English writer (Descent from Parnassus)
1902 - Jimmy Kennedy, Irish composer (d. 1984)
1903 - Jef van de Wiele, Belgian politician
1905 - Molly Mary Nesta Keane, writer
1908 - Gunnar de Frumerie, composer
1909 - Eric Rowan, S African cricketer (prolific batsman pre- & post-WWII)
1909 - Jean Focas, Greco-French astronomer (d. 1969)
1910 - Cicely Veronica Wedgwood, British historian (William the Silent)
1910 - Vilém Tauský, Czech conductor and composer (d. 2004)
1911 - Baqa Jilani, Indian cricket fast bowler (Test 1936)
1911 - William Dillard, trumpeter/singer
1912 - Andrew Long, Scottish author (Blue Book of Fairy Tales)
1912 - Frederick Ferrari, crazy Gang Member
1912 - John Dacie, hematologist
1912 - Thijmen Kuijt, resistance fighter/co-found newspaper (The Typhoon)
1912 - George Johnston, Australian journalist and novelist (d. 1970)
1914 - William John Phillips, actor (Nothing but a Man)
1918 - Cindy Walker, American singer (d. 2006)
1919 - Edmund Hillary, NZ, one of 1st 2 men to scale Mt Everest
1920 - Elliot L Richardson, Attorney General (1973)/Sec of Defense (1973)
1920 - Jack Harman, British general
1920 - Jeffrey Petersen, British diplomat
1920 - Lev Aronin, USSR, International Chess Grandmaster (1950)
1921 - Frederick Schroeder Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1942)
1922 - Miroslav "Standa" Bares, Czech/Dutch actor/director (Billy Budd)
1922 - Alan Stephenson Boyd, American politician
1923 - Stanisław Albinowski, Polish economist and journalist (d. 2005)
1924 - Hans Lodeizen, [Johannes A Frederik], Dutch poet (Inner Self)
1924 - Lola Albright, Akron Ohio, actress (Delta Country, Kid Galahad)
1924 - Thomas Berger, US, novelist (Vital Parts, Little Big Man)
1924 - Mort Garson, Canadian composer
1925 - Jacques Delors, French economist/chairman European Committee (1985-95)
1926 - Lola Albright, American actress
1926 - Patricia Cutts, English actress (d. 1974)
1927 - Anthony Cavendish, British MI 6 agent/banker
1927 - Michael Gielen, Austrian conductor/composer
1928 - Jan Meyers, (Rep-R-Kansas, 1985- )
1928 - Pavel Kohout, writer
1928 - Peter Ind, jazz musician
1929 - Mike Ilitch, American businessman and sports executive
1929 - Rajendra Kumar, Indian actor (d. 1999)
1930 - Arthur U Spronken, sculptor
1930 - Sally Ann Howes, London England, actress (Dead of Night)
1930 - Yuri Petrovich Artyukin, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 14)
1931 - Tony Marsh, English racing driver
1932 - Nam June Paik, Seoul Korea, video artist (Medium is the Medium)
1932 - Otto Schily, German politician
1933 - Aliki Vouyouklaki, actress (Madalena)
1933 - Jose Vicente Asuar, composer
1933 - Nelson Doubleday, publisher (Doubleday)/owner (NY Mets)
1933 - Cormac McCarthy, American author
1934 - Doug Padgett, cricketer (England batsman twice in 1960)
1934 - Ralph C RInzler, folklorist (Greenbriar Boys)
1934 - Uwe Johnson, writer
1934 - Uwe Johnson, German writer
1935 - Lord Peter Palumbo, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
1935 - Ted Rogers, Kennington London, comedian (Aladdin, Cinderella)
1936 - Barbara A Mikulski, (Rep-D-MD, 1977-86/Sen-D-MD, 1986- )
1936 - Butch Baird, Chicago IL, PGA golfer (1961 Waco Turner Open)
1936 - Kaleria Fadicheva, ballerina
1937 - Ken Ogata, Japanese actor
1938 - Diana Rigg, Doncaster England, actress (Emma Peel-Avengers, Hospital)
1938 - Jo Ann Campbell, Jacksonville Fla, Lawrence Welk's champagne lady
1938 - Lord McGowan
1938 - Natalie Wood, [Natasha Gurdin], SF, (Gypsy, Rebel Without a Cause)
1938 - Roger Hunt, English footballer
1939 - Judy Chicago, [Cohen], Chicago, artist (Dinner Party)
1940 - Tony Oliva, ball player, batting champ (AL Rookie of Year 1964)
1941 - Vladimir Afanasiyevich Lyakhov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 32/34, T-9, TM-6)
1941 - Kurt Raab, German actor (d. 1988)
1942 - T G Sheppard, [William Browder], Humbolt Tn, singer (Devil in Bottle)
1942 - Ron Bowden, Australian politician
1943 - Chris Amon, Grand Prix racer
1943 - John Lodge, Birmingham, bassist (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin)
1943 - Wendy Richard, English actress
1944 - Wim Van Drimmelen, Dutch sect Science Council of Government policy
1945 - Betty Burfeindt, LPGA golfer
1945 - John Lodge, rocker
1945 - Larry E Craig, (Rep-R-Idaho, 1981- )
1945 - Viscount Petersham, English large landowner
1945 - Johnny Loughrey, Irish singer (d. 2005)
1946 - Kim Carnes, Pasadena Ca, rock vocalist (Bette Davis Eyes)
1947 - Carlos Santana, Mexico, rock guitarist (Santana-Black Magic Woman)
1947 - Gerd Binnig, Frankfurt, physicist (tunneling microscope-Nobel 1986)
1947 - James Harris, Monroe La, NFL quarterback (Buffalo, LA, San Diego)
1948 - Mary Dwyer, LPGA golfer
1948 - Richard H Lehman, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
1950 - Tantoo Cardinal, Canadian actress
1950 - Naseeruddin Shah, Indian actor
1951 - Larry Black, Miami Fla, 4x100 runner (Olympic-gold-1972)
1951 - Jeff Rawle, English actor
1952 - Keiko Matsuzaka, Japanese actress
1953 - Thomas Friedman, American journalist
1953 - Marcia Hines, American-born Australian singer
1953 - Dan Shaughnessy, American sports writer
1954 - Jay Jay French, NYC, guitarist (Twisted Sister-Not Gonna Take It)
1954 - Moira Harris, American actress
1956 - Charlie Magri, world champ flyweight boxer (1983)
1956 - Mima Jausovec, Yugoslavia, tennis player (French Open-1977)
1956 - Paul Cook, London, rock drummer (Sex Pistols)
1956 - Jim Prentice, Canadian politician
1957 - Donna Dixon, Virginia, actress and wife of actor Dan Aykroyd (Couch Trip, Bossom Buddies)
1957 - Larry Rinker, Stuart FL, Nike golfer (1985 Bing Crosby Pro-Am-2nd)
1957 - Merlina Defranco, rocker (Defranco Family)
1958 - Michael McNeill, synthesizer (Simple Minds-Don't You Forget About Me)
1958 - Mike McNeil, rocker
1959 - Radney Foster, Del Rio Tx, singer (Foster & Lloyd-Crazy Over You)
1960 - Katie Rabbet, London England, Prince Andrew's former girlfriend
1960 - Lauren Gregg, Rochester Minn, US women's soccer coach (Olympics-96)
1962 - Carlos Alazraqui, American actor and comedian
1962 - Giovanna Amati, Italian racing driver
1963 - Jenny Spangler, Monroe Wisc, marathoner (Olympics-96)
1963 - Paula Ivan, Romanian runner (world record mile)
1963 - Frank Whaley, American actor
1964 - Murray Craven, Medicine Hat, NHL left wing (Chicago Blackhawks)
1964 - Chris Cornell, American musician (Soundgarden, Audioslave)
1964 - Terri Irwin, American naturalist; widow of Steve Irwin
1964 - Kool G Rap, American musician
1964 - Dean Winters, American actor
1965 - Stone Gossard, musician with Pearl Jam
1966 - Beth Coats, Albuquerque NM, biathelete (Olympics-1994)
1966 - Carlo L'Ami, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
1966 - Mike Pero, Picton Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 CPGA Winter)
1966 - Tracey Mcfarlane, US breaststroke swimmer (US record 100m)
1967 - Akihito Sugisawa, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
1967 - Ian Beckles, NFL guard (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1967 - Jon Normile, Cleve Oh, fencer (Olympics-96)
1967 - Reed Diamond, American actor
1968 - Chris Kennedy, actor (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure)
1968 - Chris Tsangaris, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
1968 - Robert Rodriguez, director (El Mariachi, Desperado)
1968 - Michael Park, American actor
1968 - Julian Rhind-Tutt, English actor
1969 - Josh Holloway, American actor
1969 - Giovanni Lombardi, Italian cyclist
1969 - Tobi Vail, American musician (Bikini Kill, The Go Team, The Frumpies)
1969 - Vitamin C, American singer
1970 - Dean Wells, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
1970 - Shannon Baker, CFL receiver (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1970 - Tom Sherrer, Syracuse NY, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Cleveland Open-2nd)
1971 - Bernard Whittington, NFL defensive end (Indianapolis Colts)
1971 - Charles Johnson, Fort Pierce Fla, catcher (US Olympics 1992, Marlins)
1971 - Ed Giddins, cricketer (promising Sussex pace bowler, England A 1995)
1971 - Ron Stone, NFLer (Dallas Cowboys)
1971 - Tom Tovo, WLAF defensive tackle (London Monarchs)
1971 - William Deering Jr, South Bend Indiana, pole vaulter
1971 - Sandra Oh, Korean Canadian actress
1971 - DJ Screw, American hiphop DJ (d. 2000)
1972 - Jay Barker, NFL quarterback (NE Patriots)
1972 - Jozef Stumpel, NHL forward (Team Kazakhstan 1998, LA Kings)
1972 - Erik Ullenhag, Swedish jurist and politician
1973 - Peter Forsberg, Ornskoldsvik Swe, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche)
1973 - Mads Rieper, Danish footballer
1973 - Haakon Magnus, Crown Prince of Norway
1974 - Kevin Meadows, gay rights activist
1974 - Bengie Molina, Puerto Rican baseball player
1974 - Simon Rex, American actor
1975 - Ray Allen, NBA guard (Milwaukee Bucks)
1975 - Birgitta Ohlsson, Swedish politician
1975 - Judy Greer, American actress
1975 - Erik Hagen, Norwegian footballer
1975 - El Zorro, Mexican professional wrestler
1976 - Erica Hill, American news anchor
1976 - Debashish Mohanty, Indian cricketer
1976 - Andrew Stockdale, Australian musician (Wolfmother)
1976 - Alex Yoong, Malaysian racing driver
1977 - Julia Syriani, Miss Universe-Lebanon (1996)
1977 - Shany Kedmy, Israel, Women's 470 yachter (Oly-14th-1996)
1977 - Kiki Musampa, Congolese footballer
1977 - Alessandro dos Santos, Brazilian-born Japanese footballer
1978 - Charlie Korsmo, actor (Dick Tracy, What About Bob)
1978 - Denny Mendez, Miss Italy Universe (1997)
1978 - Jen Grubb, Elk Hart Indiana, soccer defender (Olympics-96)
1978 - Elliott Yamin, American Idol contestant
1978 - Pavel Datsyuk, Russian ice hockey player
1978 - Tamsyn Lewis, Australian athlete
1978 - Will Solomon, American basketball player
1979 - Claudine Barretto, Filipino actress
1979 - Miklos Feher, Hungarian football player (d. 2004)
1979 - David Ortega, Spanish freestyle and backstroke swimmer
1980 - Gisele Bündchen, Brazilian model
1980 - Mike Kennerty, American guitarist (The All-American Rejects)
1981 - Damien Delaney, Irish footballer
1981 - Thorsten Engelmann, German rower
1982 - Percy Daggs III, American actor
1984 - Alexi Casilla, Dominican baseball player
1984 - Troy Smith, American football player
1985 - John Francis Daley, American actor
1987 - Brent Wilson, former bassist for Panic At The Disco
1988 - Julianne Hough, American ballroom dancer
1989 - Witwisit Hirunwongkul, Thai actor
1991 - Scout Larue Willis, daughter of Bruce Willis & Demi Moore
1991 - William Tomlin, British actor
1992 - Paige Hurd, American actress
1997 - Billi Bruno, American actress
1999 - Princess Alexandra of Hanover, daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco


Deaths on July 20

833 - Ansegis/Ansegius, French abbot of Fontenelle/author, dies at about 63
985 - Pope Boniface VII
1031 - Robert II de Vrome, King of France (996-1031), dies
1156 - Emperor Toba of Japan (b. 1103)
1160 - Peter Lombard, French theologian
1201 - Agnes of France, queen of France, dies [or 7/18]
1320 - King Oshin of Armenia (b. 1282)
1322 - Frederik II van Sierck, bishop of Utrecht (1317-22), dies
1351 - Margaretha Ebner, German visionary (b. 1291)
1387 - Robert IV of Artois, Count of Eu (poisoned) (b. 1356)
1398 - Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March, heir to the throne of England (b. 1374)
1453 - Enguerrand de Monstrelet, French chronicler
1454 - Johan II, King of Castile, dies at 49
1524 - Claude of France, wife of Louis XII of France (b. 1499)
1573 - Lancelot of Brederode, water beggar, beheaded
1597 - Franciscus Raphelengius [French of Ravelingen], Neth publisher, dies
1607 - Paulus Merula, Dutch lawyer/historian (Historia Belgica), dies at 48
1609 - Federico Zuccari, Italian Mannerist painter, dies at about 69
1616 - Hugh O'Neill, 3rd Earl of Tyrone, Irish soldier
1636 - John Oldham, trader in Mass, murdered by indians
1704 - Peregrine White, first English child born in the Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1620)
1732 - Francesco Bartolomeo Conti, composer, dies at 51
1752 - John C Pepusch, English composer (Beggar's Opera), dies at about 85
1762 - Christoph Nichelsmann, German klavecinist/composer, dies
1766 - Isabelle Farnese, queen of Spain, dies
1808 - Francois-Hippolyte Barthelemon, composer, dies at 66
1816 - Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin, Russian poet (b. 1743)
1819 - John Playfair, Scottish geologist/mathematician, dies
1824 - Joan M Kemper, lawyer (layed-out Civil Code), dies
1825 - Joseph-Denis Doche, composer, dies at 58
1859 - Hans E Schack, Danish politician/writer (Fantasy), dies
1866 - Faa di Bruno, Italian captain (Er d'italia, Lissa), commits suicide
1866 - G F Berhard Riemann, German mathematician (zeta-function), dies
1868 - Antoine Prumier, composer, dies at 75
1868 - Jan Bedrich Kittl, composer, dies at 62
1881 - Thomas Fermor-Hesketh, English 1st baron of Hesketh, dies
1888 - Henri Braekeleer, Flemish painter, dies
1893 - Tom Kelly, cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1977-79, 64 runs), dies
1897 - Jean Ingelow, English poet (b. 1820)
1898 - Yuri Arnold, composer, dies at 86
1901 - William Cosmo Monkhouse, English poet and critic (b. 1840)
1903 - Leo XIII, [Vincenzo G Pecci], Pope (1878-1903), dies at 93
1908 - Federico Chueca, composer, dies at 62
1908 - Demetrius Vikelas, Greek author, president of the International Olympic Committee (b. 1835)
1914 - Leo van Gheluwe, composer, dies at 76
1922 - Andrey Markov, Russian mathematician (b. 1856)
1923 - Pancho Villa, [Doroteo Arango], Mexican rebel, murdered at 55
1926 - Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinskiy, head of the Soviet secret police (b. 1877)
1927 - Ferdinand I VAM, King of Romania, dies at 61
1928 - Kostas Karyotakis, Greek poet (b. 1896)
1932 - René Bazin, French novelist (b. 1853)
1936 - Arthur Battelle Whiting, composer, dies at 75
1936 - Jose Sanjurjo y Sacanell, Spanish general/high director, dies
1937 - Guglielmo Marconi, Ital engineer/marquis (radio, Nobel 1909), dies
1939 - Joseph Mendes da Costa, sculptor, dies
1940 - Y G Van de Peat, Dutch director of employment, commits suicide
1941 - Lew Fields, American vaudeville performer (b. 1867)
1942 - Patric Cobb, British sea officer, dies in battle
1944 - Arthur J Treadwell, English mayor of Stoke Newington, dies at about 71
1944 - Brandt, col/German staff chief, dies in bombing
1944 - Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg, count/German antifascist colonel, dies
1944 - Friedrich Olbricht, German general (July 20th plotter), executed
1944 - Heinz Burns, German (Olympic-gold-1936), dies in bombing
1944 - Korten, chef gen of Germany Luftwaffe, dies in bomb explosion
1944 - Ludwig Beck, gen/chief Germany general staff (July 20th plot), dies
1944 - Mertz, German colonel (July 20th plotter), executed
1944 - Rudolf Schmundt, gen/Hitler's Army adjunct, dies from wounds
1944 - Werner von Haeffen, German lieutenant (July 20th plotter), executed
1944 - Mildred Harris, American actress (b. 1901)
1945 - Arthur Seccull, S Africa cricketer (Test v England 1896), dies
1945 - Paul Valéry, French author and poet (b. 1871)
1951 - Abdullah Ibn Hussein, Jordan's King (1946-51), killed in Jerusalem
1951 - Mustafa Shuqri Ashu, tailor/murderer of king Abdullah, shot to death
1951 - Friedrich Wilhelm Hohenzollern, Crown Prince of Germany (b. 1882)
1953 - Dumarsaid Estime, President of Haiti (b. 1900)
1953 - Jan Struther, British author (b. 1901)
1954 - Blair Moody, (Sen-Mich), dies at 52
1956 - Ken Burn, cricketer (Tasmanian rep on 1890 Ashes tour, 2 Tests), dies
1956 - James Alexander Calder, Canadian politician (b. 1868)
1957 - Phil Hanna, singer (Once Upon a Tune), dies at 46
1958 - Franklin Pangborn, dies at 69
1959 - Harry Fox II, dies at 77
1962 - Andre Renard, Belgium worker's union leader (MSU), dies at 51
1962 - George MacAulay Trevelyan, English royal historian, dies at 86
1966 - Julien Carette, dies of burns at 68
1968 - Joseph Keilberth, German conductor (Bayreuther Festival), dies
1969 - Roy Hamilton, American rocker, dies at 40 (b. 1929)
1970 - Iain Macleod, Conservative Party Politician and Chancellor of Exchequer at time of his death (b. 1913)
1973 - Bruce Lee, [Lee Yuen Kam], actor (Enter the Dragon), dies at 32
1973 - Bruce Lee, American actor and martial artist (b. 1940)
1973 - Robert Smithson, American land artist (b. 1938)
1974 - Allen Jenkins, actor (Fugitive from a Chain Gang), dies at 74
1976 - Tom Lowry, cricketer (early New Zealand Test captain), dies
1977 - Carter De Haven, actor (Courage, Great Dictator), dies at 90
1977 - Gary Kellgren, American music producer (b. 1939)
1982 - Okot p'Bitek, Ugandan poet (b. 1931)
1983 - Frank Reynolds, news anchor (ABC Evening News), dies at 59
1984 - Gail Kubik, US composer (Gerald McBoing Boing), dies at 69
1984 - Jim [James] Fixx, jogger/writer (Jim Fixx on Running), dies at 52
1986 - Helen Craig, actress (Rich Man Poor Man), dies at 74
1987 - Richard Egan, actor (Big Cube, Amsterdam Kill), dies at 63
1989 - Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, commander (French resistance), dies
1989 - Mary Treen, actress (Career, Rock-a-bye Baby), dies at 71
1990 - Sara Heyblom, Dutch actress (Obsessions, Pygmalion), dies
1990 - Herbert Jenkins, Atlanta's longest serving police chief (b. 1907)
1991 - Henri Marius Rellys, dies at 86
1993 - Donald Alexander, System director/producer (East Valley), dies at 79
1994 - Kim II Sung, pres of North-Korea (1948-94), buried
1994 - Paul Delvaux, Belgian surrealistisch painter, dies at 96
1994 - Reginald Hall, endocrinologist, dies at 83
1995 - Helmut Erich Robert Gernsheim, photographer/collector, dies at 82
1995 - Natalia Dmitrevna Shpiller, singer, dies at 85
1996 - Colin Campbell Mitchell, soldier, dies at 70
1996 - Peter Malcolm Gordon Raleigh, journalist, dies at 77
1997 - Linda Stirling, college prof/B movie actress (Pretender), dies at 75
1998 - June Byers, American professional wrestler (b. 1922)
1999 - Sandra Gould, American actress (b. 1916)
2000 - Gregory Hill (also known as Malaclypse the Younger,) American writer (b. 1941)
2001 - Carlo Giuliani, Italian anarchist (b. 1978)
2003 - Nicolas Freeling, English writer (b. 1927)
2004 - Adi Lady Lala Mara, Fiji chieftainess, wife of Kamisese Mara (b. 1931)
2005 - James Doohan, Canadian-born actor (b. 1920)
2005 - Finn Gustavsen, Norwegian politician (b. 1926)
2005 - Kayo Hatta, American film director (b. 1958)
2006 - Ted Grant, British Trotskyist (b. 1913)
2006 - Gérard Oury, French filmmaker (b. 1919)
2007 - Tammy Faye Messner (Bakker), American televangelist (b. 1942)
2008 - Artie Traum, American guitarist (b. 1943)
2009 - Ria Brieffies, Dutch singer (b. 1957)



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42 years ago today Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first people to walk on a different world. The accomplishments of the brave men and women that worked on the Apollo program; and the Gemini and Mercury programs before it, deserve our highest respect. Here's to the crew of the Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, and Michael Collins, and all the people that made that most historic event possible.

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History, Births, and Deaths for July 21



356 - BC - Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
230 - St Pontianus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
285 - Diocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar, co-ruler.
365 - Alexandria hit by Earthquake; about 50,000 die
866 - John appointed bishop of the kingdom
905 - Holy Roman Catholic emperor Louis III captured
976 - Emperor Otto II gives earl Leopold I, East Bavaria
1320 - Count Louis of Nevers marries 8-year old daughter of Philips V
1542 - Pope Paul III begins inquisition against Protestants (Sactum Officium)
1545 - The first landing of French troops onto the coast of the Isle of Wight during the French invasion of the Isle of Wight occurs.
1568 - Battle at Jemmingen: Alva's troops beat Dutch rebellion
1579 - Mechelen surrenders to duke of Parma
1588 - English fleet defeats Spanish armada
1595 - Alvara Mendana discovers Marquesas Island
1669 - John Lockes Constitution of English colony Carolina approved
1718 - The Treaty of Passarowitz between the Ottoman Empire, Austria and the Republic of Venice is signed.
1730 - States of Holland put death penalty on "sodomy"
1749 - Pieter Steyn becomes pension advisor of Holland
1773 - Pope Clemens XIV bans Jesuits
1774 - Peace of Kutsjuk Kainardji (end Russian-Turkish War)
1774 - Russo-Turkish War, 1768-1774: Russia and the Ottoman Empire sign the Treaty of Kuchuk-Kainarji ending the war.
1798 - Napoleon Bonaparte wins Battle of Pyramids in Egypt
1825 - Java princess Dipo Negoro/Mangkubumi declare war on all non-islamics
1831 - Belgium gains independence from Netherlands, Leopold I made king
1836 - 1st Canadian RR opens, between Laprairie & St John, Quebec
1846 - Mormons found 1st English settlement in Calif (San Joaquin Valley)
1861 - 1st major battle of Civil War ends (Bull Run), Va-South wins
1865 - In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first true western showdown.
1866 - Cholera epidemic kills hundreds in London
1867 - City Gardens on Folsom opens
1873 - Jesse James & James Younger gang's 1st train robbery (Adair Iowa)
1877 - -27] US army breaks railroad strike
1880 - Compressed air accident kills 20 workers on Hudson River tunnel, NY
1884 - 1st Test Cricket match played at Lord's
1896 - National Federation of Afro-American Women & Colored Women's
1897 - Tate Gallery opens in England
1898 - Spain cedes Guam to US
1900 - Pope Leo XIII encyclical to Greek-Melkite rite
1904 - After 13 years, the 4,607-mile Trans-Siberian railway is completed
1904 - Camille Jenatzy sets world auto speed record at 65.79 MPH
1918 - U-156 shells Nauset Beach, in Orleans, Massachusetts.
1919 - Anthony Fokker's establishes airplane factory at Hamburg & Amsterdam
1919 - Dirigible crashes through bank skylight killing 13 (Chicago, Ill)
1921 - Indians (9) & Yankees (7) hit a record 16 doubles
1923 - Phillies score 12 in 6th & beat Cubs 17-4
1925 - Monkey Trial ends-John Scopes found guilty of teaching Darwinism
1930 - 110°F (43°C) at Millsboro, Delaware (state record)
1930 - US Veterans Administration forms
1931 - Reno race track, becomes 1st in US to use daily double wagering
1933 - Haifa Harbor in Palestine opens
1934 - 113°F (45°C), near Gallipolis, Ohio (state record)
1938 - Paul Hindemith & Leonide Massines ballet premieres in London
1940 - Soviet Union annexes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
1940 - VARA-management accepts Rost of Tonningens demands
1941 - 200 Jewish Torahs are burned in Ukraine
1941 - Himmler orders building of Majdanek concentration camp
1942 - 8 die as coal waste heap slides in river valley near Oakwood, Va
1944 - British premier Winston Churchill flies to France, meets Montgomery
1944 - General Koiso becomes premier of Japan
1944 - US forces land on Guam to get rid of Japanese invaders
1944 - Von Kluge warns Hitler of impending collapse of front in Normandy
1945 - Detroit Tigers & Phila A's play 24 inning 1-1 tie
1946 - Jesus T Pinerol becomes 1st native born Puerto Rican governor
1947 - Indonesia begins 1st political election
1948 - WSPD TV channel 13 in Toledo, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
1949 - Senate ratifies North Atlantic Treaty by a vote of 82-13 (NATO)
1951 - Dalai Lama returns to Tibet
1952 - 7.8 earthquake shakes Kern County Calif, 14 killed
1952 - Premier Ghavam es-Sultaneh of Persia, resigns
1954 - At Geneva, France agrees to independence of North & South Vietnam
1955 - 1st sub powered by liquid metal cooled reactor launched-Seawolf
1956 - Cin Red pitcher Brooks Lawrence loses after 13 straight wins
1956 - US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Enwetak
1957 - 1st black to win a major US tennis tournament (Althea Gibson)
1957 - 39th PGA Championship: Lionel Hebert at Miami Valley GC Dayton Ohio
1957 - Marilynn Smith/Fay Crocker wins Hot Springs 4-Ball Golf Tournament
1959 - 1st nuclear powered merchant ship, NS Savannah, christened, Camden NJ
1959 - Red Sox are last team to use a black player (Pumpsie Green)
1960 - Country of Katanga forms in Africa
1960 - In Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) Sirima Bandaranaike is world's 1st woman PM
1960 - Francis Chichester arrive in NY aboard Gypsy Moth II, setting record of 40 days for a solo Atlantic crossing
1961 - Launch of Mercury 4 (Liberty Bell) with Grissom
1962 - 160 civil right activists jailed after demonstration in Albany Ga
1962 - Battles on Chinese & Indies boundary
1963 - 45th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 279 at Dallas AC Dallas
1964 - Arnold Long takes 11 catches in the match for Surrey v Sussex
1964 - Mildred Simpson runs female world record marathon (3:19:33)
1964 - Neth last whaling ship Willem Barents Sea sold to Japan
1965 - Pakistan, Iran & Turkey sign Regional Co-Operation pact
1966 - Gemini X returns to Earth
1966 - USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1968 - 50th PGA Championship: Julius Boros shoots a 281 at Pecan Valley TX
1968 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
1968 - Jan Janssen wins Tour de France: 1st Dutchman
1969 - Neil Armstrong steps on Moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT)
1969 - Russia's Luna 15 impacts moon after 52 lunar orbits
1970 - Huge Aswan Dam opens in Egypt
1970 - Libya orders confiscation of all Jewish property
1970 - USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1970 - Clay Kirby has a no-hitter going for 8 inn, but is lifted for a pinch hitter, Reliever Jack Baldschun gives up 3 hits & Padres lose, 3-0
1971 - US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1972 - 2 passenger trains collide head-on killing 76 (Seville, Spain)
1972 - 27.5 cm rainfall at Fort Ripley, Minnesota (state record)
1972 - Bloody Friday: 22 IRA-bombs explode in Belfast
1972 - Dodgers release & end career of pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm
1972 - In NY, 57 murders occur in 24 hours
1973 - Braves Hank Aaron hits Ken Brett's fastball for his 700th HR
1973 - France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Atoll un the Pacific
1973 - USSR launches Mars 4 for fly-by (2600 km) of red planet
1974 - 29th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Sandra Haynie
1974 - Eddy Merckx wins his 5th Tour de France
1974 - House Judiciary approves 2 Articles of Impeachment against Pres Nixon
1975 - Billy Martin fired as Texas Rangers manager
1975 - NY Met Félix Millán hits 4 singles; erased by Joe Torres 4 double plays
1976 - "Guys & Dolls" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 239 performances
1976 - 1st outbreak of "Legionnaire's Disease" kills 29 in Phila
1976 - Christopher Ewart-Biggs British ambassador to the Republic of Ireland is assassinated by the Provisional IRA.
1977 - Libyan-Egyptian border fights
1977 - Sri Lanka premier Bandaranaike loses election
1978 - Bolivia milt coup under general Juan Pereda, pres Hugo Banzer flees
1978 - US Postal Service & unions agree on a contract averting mail strike
1978 - World's strongest dog, 80-kg St Bernard, pulls 2909-kg load 27 m
1979 - 108th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots a 283 at Royal Lytham
1979 - National Women's Hall of Fame (Seneca Falls, NY) dedicated
1980 - Jean-Claude Droyer climbs Eiffel Tower in 2 hrs 18 mins
1981 - Australia set 130 to win, all out 111 at Headingley Willis 8-43
1982 - France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1983 - Polish govt ends 19 months of martial law
1983 - Storm cuts short Diana Ross' free concert in NY's Central Park
1983 - US announces Lebanon freed American hostage David Dodge
1984 - 1st documented case of a robot killing a human in US
1984 - Marita Koch of E Germany sets world women's mark for 200m, 21.71s
1984 - USSR performs underground nuclear Test
1985 - "Leader of the Pack" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 120 perfs
1985 - 114th British Golf Open: Sandy Lyle shoots a 282 at Royal St George
1985 - Amina Fakir (Detroit), 23, crowned 18th Miss Black America
1985 - Bernard Hinault wins his 5th & last Tour de France
1985 - Judy Clark wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1986 - Barbara Palacios Teyde, 22, of Venezuela, crowned 35th Miss Universe
1986 - Pleasure Island plans unveiled
1987 - Kristi Addis, of Mississippi, crowned 5th Miss Teen USA
1988 - ESA's Ariane-3 launches 2 communications satellites (1 Indian)
1988 - Mass Gov Michael Dukakis accepts Democratic nomination for president
1989 - Eastern Airlines submits a reorganization plan to creditors
1989 - Greg LeMond (US) wins Tour de France in fastest time
1989 - Mike Tyson KOs Carl Williams in 1:33 for heavyweight boxing title
1990 - Goodwill Games opens in Seattle Wash
1990 - Pink Floyds' "Wall" is performed where Berlin Wall once stood
1991 - 120th British Golf Open: Ian Baker-Finch shoots 272 at Royal Birkdale
1991 - Betsy King wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
1991 - Sharmell Sullivan (Gary Indiana), 20, crowned 23rd Miss Black America
1991 - Ferguson Jenkins, Gaylord Perry, Rod Carew, Tony Lazzeri, & Bill Veeck are elected into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY
1993 - Angela Kennedy swims world record 50 m butterfly stroke (26.93)
1994 - Tony Blair is declared the winner of the leadership election of the British Labour Party, paving the way for him to become Prime Minister in 1997.
1995 - Brian Lara completes a pair for West Indians v Kent
1995 - KC Royals set club-record of 22 singles in 15 innings
1996 - 125th British Golf Open: Tom Lehman shoots a 271 at Royal Lytham
1996 - Dottie Pepper wins LPGA Friendly's Golf Classic
1996 - Wayne Gretzky signs a 2 year deal with NY Rangers
1997 - 200-year-old USS Constitution sails under its own power
1997 - NY Yank Mike Whiton held in Milwaukee on charges of sexual assault
1997 - The fully restored USS Constitution (aka "Old Ironsides") celebrates her 200th birthday by setting sail for the first time in 116 years.
2002 - Telecom giant WorldCom files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the largest such filing in United States history.
2004 - The United Kingdom government publishes Delivering Security in a Changing World, a paper detailing wide-ranging reform of the country's armed forces.
2005 - Four terrorist bombings, occurring exactly two weeks after the similar July 7 bombings, target London's public transportation system. All four bombs fail to detonate and all four suspected suicide bombers are captured and later convicted and imprisoned for long terms.
2007 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in the bestselling Harry Potter series is released.
2008 - Bosnian-Serb war criminal Radovan Karadžić is arrested in Serbia and is indicted by the UN's ICTY tribunal.



Births on July 21


810 - Imam Bukhari, Islamic scholar (d. 870)
1515 - St Philippus Nerius, [Philippo Neri], Italian merchant/priest
1620 - Jean Picard, French astronomer
1664 - Matthew Prior, English poet
1676 - Anthony Collins, English philosopher (A discourse on free-thinking)
1693 - Thomas Pelham-Holles 1st duke of Newcastle, Engl minister of finance
1706 - Pierre Lyonet, zoologist/cryptologist (Anatomy of Wilgehoutrups)
1710 - Paul Möhring, German physician (d. 1792)
1748 - Louis-Henry Paisible, composer
1758 - Elizabeth Hamilton, author (Cats: A Celebration)
1762 - Willem GF Bentinck, Dutch earl/politician/organist
1779 - Gottlob Wiedebein, composer
1797 - Franz Schoberlechner, composer
1802 - David Hunter, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1804 - Victor Schoelcher, Guadeloupe, abolished french slavery
1808 - Simion Bărnuţiu, Romanian philosopher and politician (d. 1864)
1810 - Henri V Regnault, French physicist/chemist
1815 - Stewart Van Vliet, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1901
1816 - Paul Julius Baron von Reuter, founded Reuters news service
1817 - John Gilbert, painter/illustrator
1817 - Joseph K Barnes, Major General (Union Army), died in 1883
1821 - Vasile Alecsandri, Romania, poet/ Foreign Minister/diplomat
1822 - Ludwig Theodore Gouvy, composer
1826 - James Gillpatrick Blunt, Major General (Union volunteers)
1828 - John Rutter Brooke, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1832 - Henrietta Marie Morse King, cattlewoman
1856 - Harry A P Eyres, British diplomat (Constantinople, Albania)
1856 - Louise Blanchard Bethune, 1st US woman architect
1857 - A S C Wallis, [Adele SC von Antal-Opzoomer], Dutch writer
1858 - Lovis Corinth, German painter (d. 1925)
1858 - Maria Christina of Austria, queen of Spain (d. 1929)
1858 - Alfred Henry O'Keeffe, New Zealand artist (d. 1941)
1863 - C[harles] Aubrey Smith, London England, actor (Prisoner of Zenda)
1864 - Frances Folsom Cleveland, 1st lady (1885-89, 93-97)
1865 - Robert Kahn, composer
1870 - Emil Orlik, Czech painter (d. 1932)
1880 - Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Slovak politician, French general and astronomer (d. 1919)
1882 - David Burliuk, Ukrainian artist (d. 1967)
1885 - Frances Parkinson Keyes, novelist (Dinner at Antoine)
1892 - Anton Schnack, German writer/poet
1892 - Gijsbert Friedhoff, architect (tax office Wibautstraat, Amsterdam)
1892 - Lenore Ulric, US actress (Notorious, Better Woman) [or 1894]
1893 - Hans Fallada, writer
1895 - H G "Nummy" Deane, South African cricket Test captain (1927-31)
1895 - Ken Maynard, Texas, cowboy/actor/producer (Bigfoot)
1898 - Ernest Willem Mulder, composer
1898 - Sara Carter, Virginia, vocalist/guitarist (Carter Family)
1899 - Ernest Hemmingway, Oak Park, for whom the bell tolled... (Nobel 1954)
1899 - Hart Crane, US, poet (Bridge)
1901 - Allyn Joslyn, Milford Pa, actor (They Won't Forget, Cafe Society)
1903 - Theodore Karyotakis, composer
1903 - Roy Neuberger, American financier
1905 - Diana Trilling, writer
1906 - Daniel Ayala Perez, composer
1907 - Ross Alexander, Brooklyn NY, actor (Boulder Dam, Capt Blood)
1908 - Harold "Jug" McSpaden, American professional golfer (d. 1996)
1909 - Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards, Egyptologist
1911 - Jozef Cyrankiewicz, premier Poland (1947..70)
1911 - Marshall McLuhan, Canada, writer (Medium is the Massage)
1915 - Duke of Norfolk
1915 - Floyd McDaniel, blues singer/guitarist
1915 - Maurice Laing, English contractor/multi-millionaire
1920 - Constantly, [A Nieuwenhuys], painter (Uprising of Homo Ludens)
1920 - Isaac Stern, Kreminiecz Russia, violinist (debut SF Symph)
1920 - Manuel Valls Gorina, composer
1921 - Billy Taylor, Greenville NC, orch leader (David Frost Show)
1922 - Kay Starr, Dougherty Okla, singer (Rock & Roll Waltz, Club Oasis)
1923 - Henny Alma, [Hendrika den Broek], Dutch actress (Soldier of Orange)
1924 - Don Knotts, Morgantown WV, actor (Amdy Griffth Show, 3's Company)
1925 - Al Checco, Pittsburgh PA, actor (Extreme Close-up)
1925 - Lovro Zupanovic, composer
1925 - Anne Meacham, American actress
1926 - Gerald Ian Lacey, architect/town planner
1926 - Karel Reisz, director (Everybody Wins, Isadora, Who'll Stop the Rain)
1926 - Norman Jewison, director (Moonstruck, ...and Justice For All)
1926 - Paul Burke, New Orleans, actor (Thomas Crown Affair) [or Jan 21]
1926 - Rahimuddin Khan, Pakistani general
1926 - Queenie Watts, English actress (d. 1980)
1927 - Stefan Niculescu, composer
1928 - Marcel Gauthier, Canadian wrestler (d. 1998)
1929 - Bob Orton, American wrestler (d. 2006)
1930 - Gene Alec Littler, San Diego CA, PGA golfer (1961 US Open)
1930 - Anand Bakshi, Indian lyricist (d. 2002)
1931 - Leon Schidlowsky, composer
1932 - Ernie Warlick, American football player
1933 - Brigitte Reimann, writer
1933 - John C Gardner, scholar/writer (Grendel, Sunlight Dialogues)
1934 - Chandu Borde, cricket batsman (55 Tests for India 1959-67)
1934 - Edolphus Towns, (Rep-D-New York, 1983- )
1935 - Julian Pettifer, English TV-host
1935 - Kaye Stevens, Pitts, singer/comedienne (Jerry Lewis Show)
1935 - Norbert Blüm, German politician
1935 - Moe Drabowsky, baseball player (d. 2006)
1938 - Anton Emil Kuerti, composer
1938 - Janet Reno, US attorney general (1993- )
1938 - Les Aspin, (Rep-D-Wisc, 1971-93)/Minister of Defense (1993-94)
1939 - John Negroponte, 1st United States Director of National Intelligence
1940 - James E Clyburn, (Rep-D-South Carolina)
1941 - Jim Bates, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
1942 - Fred Hetzel, NBA star (SF, Cincinnati, Milwaukee Bucks)
1942 - Kim Fowley, Philippines/US rock vocalist/producer/songwriter
1942 - Patricia Elliot, Gunnison Co, actress (Renee-Empire, One Life to Live)
1943 - David Downing, NYC, actor (Backstairs at the White House)
1943 - Edward Herrmann, Wash DC, actor (Day of the Dolphin, Reds)
1943 - Jerry McGee, New Lexingon OH, PGA golfer (1975 Pensacola Open)
1944 - Buchi Emecheta, Nigerian/English writer (Price of Bride)
1944 - Paul Wellstone, (Sen-D-Minnesota)
1944 - Tony Scott, director (Top Gun, Revenge, Days of Thunder)
1945 - Alton Maddox, NY black activist/attorney (Tawana Brawley case)
1945 - Barry Richards, extraordinary cricket batsman (4 Tests for S Africa)
1945 - Geoff Dymock, Australian cricket left-arm pace bowler (1974-80)
1945 - Leigh Lawson, Atherston England, actress (Fire & Sword, Charlie Boy)
1945 - John Lowe, English darts player
1945 - Lydia Shum, Hong Kong comedian and actress (d. 2008)
1946 - Barry "Bean" Whitwam, rocker
1946 - Zbigniew Kaczmarek, Poland, lightweight (Olympic-gold-1976)
1946 - Kenneth Starr, American lawyer
1947 - Cat Stevens, [Yusaf Islam], rock vocalist (Peace Train, Father & Son)
1947 - Chetan Chauhan, Indian cricket opener (Gavaskar's partner for a while)
1947 - John J Duncan Jr, (Rep-R-Tennessee)
1947 - Wendell Burton, San Antonio Tx, actor (Lucas-New Dick Van Dyke Show)
1948 - Art Hindle, Halifax Nova Scotia, actor (Jeff-Dallas, Berrengers)
1948 - Garry Trudeau, political cartoonist (Doonesbury)
1948 - Ed Hinton, American sportswriter
1949 - Ludmila Smirnova, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic-silver-1972)
1949 - Al Hrabosky, baseball player
1950 - Larry Tolbert, rock drummer (Raydio)
1950 - Ubaldo Fillol, Argentinian footballer
1951 - Diana Dennis, Portland Oregon, body builder (Women Physique World)
1951 - Doug Collins, US, basketball player (Olympic-silver-1972)
1951 - Slick Watts, NBA (Seattle SuperSonic)
1952 - Robin Williams, Chicago Ill, comedian (Mork & Mindy, Awakenings)
1952 - John Barrasso, American politician, junior senator from Wyoming
1953 - Brian Talbot, British footballer
1953 - Jeff Fatt, Chinese Australian actor
1955 - Henry Preistman, rocker (Christians-Harvest the World)
1955 - Tacho Ocheriski, singer (Putting on the Ritz)
1955 - Howie Epstein, American musician (d. 2003)
1955 - Taco Ockerse, Indonesian singer
1956 - Michael Connelly, American author
1957 - Jon Lovitz, Tarzana Calif, actor (SNL, League of their Own, Critic)
1959 - Stuart Young-Black, Cheshire England, Canadian equestrian (Oly-96)
1960 - Lance Guest, Saratoga Calif, actor (Lance-Lou Grant)
1960 - Matt Mulhern, Phila, actor (Biloxi Blues)
1960 - Fritz Walter, German footballer
1961 - Don Wilson, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
1961 - Henry Ellard, NFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
1961 - Jim Martin, Oakland CA, rock guitarist (Faith No More-Real Thing)
1961 - Amar Singh Chamkila, Punjabi folk singer
1962 - Ike Eisenmann, Houston Tx, actor (Scott-Fantastic Journey)
1963 - Kevin Poole, English footballer
1963 - Paulo Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist and professional wrestler
1964 - Susan Swift, Houston Tx, actress (Chisholms)
1965 - Mike Bordick, Marquette MI, infielder (Oakland A's)
1965 - Gudni Bergsson, Icelandic footballer
1965 - Jovy Marcelo, Filipino racing driver (d. 1992)
1966 - Larisa Neiland, Lvov Ukraine, tennis star (1996 Essen winner)
1966 - Arija Bareikis, American actress
1967 - Lance Painter, Bedford England, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
1967 - Tore Meinecke, West Germany, tennis star
1968 - Brandi Chastain, San Jose Calif, soccer forward (Olympics-96)
1968 - Christian Perthaler, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
1968 - Dina Ammaccapane, Bayport NY, LPGA golfer (1994 Sara Lee Classic-4th)
1968 - Johnnie Barnes, NFL wide receiver (Pitts Steelers, Amsterdam Admirals)
1968 - Lyle Odelein, Quill Lake Sask, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, Montreal)
1968 - Robert Anthony Gamez, Las Vegas NV, PGA golfer (1990 Nestle)
1969 - Emerson Hart, American musician (Tonic)
1970 - Bryce Florie, Charleston FLA, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
1970 - Steven "Scrappy" Segaloff, New Haven, Conn, rower (Olympics-5th-1996)
1970 - Shawn Stasiak, American professional wrestler
1971 - Nuno Markl, Portuguese comedian and radio host
1972 - Dennis Military man, soccer player (Sparta/Vitesse)
1972 - Joe Rudolph, NFL guard (Phila Eagles)
1972 - Kimera Bartee, Omaha NE, outfielder (Detroit Tigers)
1972 - Lilach Parisky, Israel, Women's foil fencer (Oly-1996)
1972 - Martin Miller, CFL safety (BC Lions)
1972 - Shinjiro Otani, wrestler (NJPW)
1973 - Ali Landry, Louisiana, Miss Universe-USA (1996)
1973 - Stephen Clarke, Sutton Coldfield Engld, Canada swimmer (Oly-br-92, 96)
1973 - Steve Taneyhill, WLAF QB (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1973 - Ali Landry, American model and actress
1974 - Andrea L'Huillier, Miss Universe-Chile (1996)
1974 - Geoff Jenkins, American baseball player
1975 - Mike Sellers, CFL defensive end (Edmonton Eskimos)
1975 - Ravindra Pushpakumara, Sri Lankan cricketer (Test pace bowler)
1977 - Allison Wagner, 200m/400m medley swimmer (Olympics-silver-96)
1977 - Sarah Biasini, daughter of actress Romy Schneider
1977 - Paul Casey, English golfer
1977 - Jaime Murray, British actress
1978 - Kyoko Iwosoki, Japan, 100m breaststroke swimmer (Oly-gold-92, 96)
1978 - Damian Marley, Jamaican musician
1978 - Justin Bartha, American actor
1978 - Gary Teale, Scottish football player
1979 - David Carr, American football player
1979 - Tamika Catchings, American basketball player
1980 - Tailor James, Canadian model
1980 - CC Sabathia, American baseball player
1981 - Stefan Schumacher, German cyclist
1981 - Joaquín Sánchez, Spanish footballer
1981 - Titus Bramble, English footballer
1981 -Chrishell Stause, American actress
1981 - Blake Lewis, American musician
1983 - Eivør Pálsdóttir, Faroese singer
1983 - Kellen Winslow II, American football player
1984 - Liam Ridgewell, English footballer
1984 - Paul Davis, American basketball player
1985 - Von Wafer, American basketball player
1987 - AnnaLynne McCord, American actress
1988 - Chris Mitchell, Scottish footballer
1989 - Chris Gunter, Welsh footballer
1989 - Jamie Waylett, British actor
1989 - Rory Culkin, American actor
1992 - Rachael Flatt, American figure skater



Deaths on July 21


1160 - Peterus Lombardus, Italian theologist/bishop of Paris, dies
1425 - Manuel Paleologus, Byzantine Emperor (1391-1425)/writer, dies
1540 - John I Zapolyai, prince of Transsylvania/king of Hungary, dies
1544 - René of Chalon [Renatus of Nassau], prince of Orange, slain in battle
1683 - Lord William Russell, English plotter against Charles II, beheaded
1688 - James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, English statesman and soldier (b. 1610)
1717 - Niccolo Amenta, Italian poet (La Gostanza), dies
1782 - Placidus Cajetan von Camerloher, composer, dies at 63
1793 - Bruni d'Entrecasteaux, French explorer (b. 1739)
1796 - Robert Burns, Scottish poet (Auld Lang Syne), dies at 37
1798 - François Sebastien Charles Joseph de Croix, Count of Clerfayt, Austrian field marshal (b. 1733)
1821 - Maurice J M prince de Broglie, bishop of Ghent, dies at about 55
1831 - Emil Aarestrup, Danish physician/poet (Ritornellen), dies at 55
1861 - Francis Stebbins Bartow, Confederate colonel, dies in battle at 44
1870 - Josef Strauss, Austrian composer (Dynamids), dies at 42
1880 - Hiram Walden, American politician (b. 1800)
1888 - Matthias J Scheeben, German theologist (Natur und Gnade), dies at 53
1889 - Nelson Dewey, American politician, 1st Governor of Wisconsin (b. 1813)
1891 - Franco Faccio, Italian composer/conductor, dies at 51
1899 - Robert G. Ingersoll, American politician and military officer (b. 1833)
1910 - Johan Peter Selmer, composer, dies at 66
1917 - Christopher J Forster, British RAF-pilot/capt, dies in battle
1922 - Djemal Pasha, dictator of Turkey, murdered
1927 - J J Lyons, cricketer (14 Tests for Australia), dies
1928 - Ellen A Terry, Brits actress/dir (Imperial Theatre), dies at 81
1932 - Bill Gleason, late 19th century baseball player
1938 - Owen Wister, American author (b. 1860)
1941 - Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian writer and poet (b. 1872)
1943 - Charles William Paddock, 100m runner (Olympic-gold-1920), dies at 42
1944 - Gerrit van den Bosch, led illegal Dutch CPN party, dies in Dachau
1944 - Henning von Tresckow, Gen-Maj, "July 20th plotter", commits suicide
1946 - Gualberto Villarroel, President of Bolivia (b. 1908)
1948 - Arshile Gorky, abstract expressionist, dies at 43
1948 - Donald Nichols Tweedy, composer, dies at 58
1950 - Albert Riemenschneider, composer, dies at 71
1957 - Bernard Spooner, US inventor (bulletproof jacket), dies
1957 - Rockley Wilson, cricketer (bro of Clem, Test for England 1921), dies
1966 - Eugeen Calleen, Flemish sculptor, dies at 83
1967 - Albert J Luthuli, president South Africa (ANC), dies
1967 - Basil Rathbone, actor (Sherlock Holmes), dies of heart attack at 75
1967 - Jimmy Foxx, baseball hall of famer (Det Tigers/534 HRs), dies at 59
1967 - Pierre Kemp, Dutch poet (English paint box), dies at 80
1968 - Ruth St Denis, US choreography, dies at about 90
1970 - Mikhail Gerasimov, Russian anthropologist and sculptor (b. 1907)
1970 - Bob Kalsu, American football player (b. 1945)
1972 - Jigme Dori Wangchuck, King of Bhutan, dies
1972 - Ralph Craig, American athlete (b. 1889)
1973 - Russell Hardie, dies after long illness at 69
1974 - Willem F K Hussem, painter/poet (Steltlopen on Sea), dies at 74
1975 - Billy West, actor (Jimmy the Gent, Jealousy), dies at 82
1975 - Fie Carelsen, actress (Malle Gevallen), dies at 85
1976 - Christopher Ewart-Biggs, British ambassador to Ireland, assassinated
1979 - Ludwig Renn, writer, dies at 90
1982 - Dave Garroway, TV host (Today Show), dies at 69
1982 - Jean J A Girault, French director (Gendarme Saint-Tropez), dies at 58
1984 - Michael Osborne, rock guitarist/vocalist (Axe), dies at 34
1985 - Mickey Shaughnessy, actor (Chicago Teddy Bears), dies at 65
1985 - Vicki Vola, actress (Miss Miller-Mr District Attorney)
1986 - Paulo Correia, Guinee-Bissaus colonel/putschist, executed
1986 - Virginia Hewitt, actress (Carol-Space Patrol), dies at 60
1986 - Ernest Maas, American screenwriter (b. 1892)
1990 - Manuel Puig, Argentina writer (Buenos Aires Affair), dies at 57
1990 - Sacha Piteoff, dies of heart failure at 70
1990 - Stanley Shapiro, dies of leukemia at 65
1991 - Theodore Wilson, dies at 47
1991 - Paul Warwick, English racing driver (b. 1969)
1993 - Henk Kersting, bureau chef (Associated Press-WW II), dies at 88
1993 - Piet Wielinga, TV producer (Dutch Glory), dies at 56
1993 - Robert J Glass, film producer (ET), is killed at 53
1994 - Dorothy Collins, singer (Your Hit Parade), dies at 67
1994 - John Ernest, constructionist Artist, dies at 72
1994 - Marjorie Dorothy Chandler Collins, jazz singer, dies at 67
1995 - Edwin "Russell" House, saxophonist, dies at 65
1995 - Elleston Trevor, author, dies
1995 - Jon Boulle, motorcyclist, dies at 59
1996 - Francis James Claude Piggott, soldier, dies at 85
1996 - Gerald McArthur, detective, dies at 70
1996 - Herb Edelman, actor (Odd Couple, St Elsewhere), dies of emphysema 62
1996 - James Tye, safety expert, dies at 74
1996 - John Kevin Moorhouse, test pilot, dies at 50
1996 - Macha Louis Rosenthal, critic/poet, dies at 79
1996 - Wolf Morris, actor (Padmasambhava-Dr Who), dies at 71
1998 - Alan Shepard, astronaut (b. 1923)
1998 - Robert Young, American actor (b. 1907)
2001 - Steve Barton, American actor (b. 1954)
2001 - Sivaji Ganesan, South Indian Tamil actor (b. 1927)
2003 - John Davies, New Zealand Olympic Committee president (b. 1938)
2003 - Walter M. "Matt" Jefferies, American film art director (b. 1921)
2004 - Jerry Goldsmith, American composer (b. 1929)
2004 - Edward B. Lewis, American geneticist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate (b. 1918)
2005 - Long John Baldry, British blues musician (b. 1941)
2005 - Lord Alfred Hayes, British Wrestling Announcer for WWE (b. 1928)
2006 - Mako, Japanese-born American actor (b. 1933)
2006 - Ta Mok, "The Khmer Rouge Butcher", war criminal in Democratic Kampuchea (b. 1926)
2010 - Luis Corvalán, Chilean communist leader (b. 1916)

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History, Births, and Deaths for July 24


1132 - Battle of Nocera between Ranulf II of Alife and Roger II of Sicily.
1148 - Louis VII of France lays siege to Damascus during the Second Crusade.
1411 - Battle of Harlaw, one of the bloodiest battles in Scotland, takes place.
1487 - Citizens of Leeuwarden Neth rebel against ban on foreign beer
1534 - Jacques Cartier, lands in Canada, claims it for France
1554 - Queen Maria of England marries Philip, king of Naples/Jerusalem
1567 - Mary Queen of Scots is forced to abdicate & 1-year-old James VI becomes King of Scotland
1577 - Spanish army/German mercenaries conquer Namur
1577 - Treason of Don Juan in Brussels
1581 - States of Holland/Zealand recognized by Willem van Orange
1651 - Anthony Johnson, a free black, receives grant of 250 acres in Va
1673 - Edmund Halley enters Queen's College, Oxford, as an undergraduate
1683 - 1st settlers from Germany to US, leave aboard Concord
1692 - French defeat William III of England at Steinkirk (Enghein)
1701 - Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac found trading post at Ft Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit
1704 - English & Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar
1712 - Battle at Denain: France under Villars beat Dutch army
1745 - Bonnie Prince Charlie becomes King James VIII
1758 - George Washington admitted to Virginia House of Burgess
1783 - Georgia becomes a protectorate of tsarist Russia
1793 - France passes 1st copyright law
1799 - William Clark (of Lewis & Clark) is willed the slave York
1823 - Slavery is abolished in Chile.
1824 - Harrisburg Pennsylvanian newspaper publishes results of 1st public opinion poll. Clear lead for Andrew Jackson
1832 - Benjamin Bonneville leads the first wagon train across the Rocky Mountains by using Wyoming's South Pass.
1833 - HMS Beagle departs Maldonado Uruguay
1847 - Brigham Young & his Mormon followers arrive at Salt Lake City, UT
1847 - Rotary-type printing press patents by Richard March Hoe, NYC
1851 - Window tax abolished in Britain
1861 - Skirmish at Taylor Mountain, (W)VA - CS Gen Wise retreats
1863 - Battle at Battle Mountain, Virginia
1864 - Battle of Winchester, VA US1200 CS600
1866 - Tennessee becomes 1st Confederate state readmitted to Union
1870 - 1st trans-US rail service begins
1877 - 1st time federal troops are used to combat strikers
1883 - Arabi Pasha declares a holy war in Egypt
1886 - China takes British protectorate of Burma
1893 - For only time in history of US Tennis championships, an event is held off the Eastern seaboard. Men's double championship in Chicago
1900 - Race riot in New Orleans, 2 white policemen killed
1901 - O. Henry is released from prison in Austin, Texas after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank.
1902 - Trumper a century before lunch 4th Test Cricket v England
1905 - Treaty of Bjorko: Emperor Wilhelm II/czar Nicholas II
1908 - John Hayes wins 4th olympics marathon (2:55:18.4 world record)
1909 - Bkln Dodger Nap Rucker strikes out 16 Pitts Pirates
1910 - Matador Juan Belmonte (18) kills his 1st bull
1911 - Hiram Bingham discovers Lost City of the Incas
1911 - Cleve's League Park hosts 1st unofficial ML All Star game (benefit game for Addie Joss' family). Cleveland Naps lose to All Stars 5-3
1915 - Excursion ship Eastland capsizes in Lake Michigan, 852 die
1919 - Race Riot in Washington DC (6 killed, 100 wounded)
1921 - Belgium's Leon Scieur wins Tour de France
1923 - Allied Powers & Turkey sign peace treaty, Lausanne
1925 - Scopes guilty of teaching evolution in a Tn HS, fined $100 & costs
1927 - The Menin Gate war memorial is unveiled at Ypres.
1929 - NY to SF foot race ends (2½ months) winner is 60 year old Monteverde
1929 - Pres Hoover proclaims Kellogg-Briand Pact which renounces war
1931 - George Gunn gets 183 & son of a gunn George Vernon 100* same innings
1931 - Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2 mile (8:59.6)
1931 - A fire at a home for the elderly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania kills 48 people.
1933 - German judge Vogt signs deed of accusation against Van der Lubbe
1933 - #1726 Hoffmeister, #2136 Jugta, #2158, #3957 Sugie & #4589 McDowell
1934 - 1st ptarmigan hatched & reared in captivity, Ithaca, NY
1935 - 1st greeting telegram sent in Britain
1935 - The world's first children's railway opens in Tbilisi, USSR.
1936 - 118°F (48°C), Minden, Nebraska (state record)
1936 - 121°F (49°C), near Alton, Kansas (state record)
1936 - Gen Mola & Cabanellas form Spanish anti-govt
1937 - Alabama drops charges against 5 blacks accused of rape in Scottsboro
1938 - Instant coffee invented
1940 - 1st illegal "Newsletter of Pieter It Hen" publishes in Netherlands
1940 - Linthorst Homan, de Quay & Einthoven forms Dutch Union
1941 - FDR demands Japanese troops out of Indo-China
1941 - Nazi execute entire Jewish population of Grodz Lithuania
1941 - Red Sox Lefty Grove, 41, wins his 300th game
1942 - Irving Berlin's musical "This is the Army," premieres in NYC
1943 - RAF bombs Hamburg (20,000 dead)
1944 - 300 allied bombers drop fire bombs on Allied/German positions
1944 - Soviet forces liberate concentration camp Majdanek
1944 - US troops land on Tinian
1945 - US destroyer Underhill torpedoed West of Guam
1946 - 9 Spokane baseball players (Western League), die in a bus crash
1946 - US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Bikini Island
1948 - 4 Duluth Minn Dukes (St Louis Cards Class C farm team) die in crash
1948 - Soviets blockades Berlin from west
1949 - Inidian pitcher Bob Lemon hits 2 HRs to beat Senators, 7-5
1950 - V-2/WAC Corporal rocket launch; 1st launch from Cape Canaveral
1952 - 112°F (44°C), Louisville, Georgia (state record)
1952 - Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record 5K (14:06.6)
1952 - Pres Truman settles 53-day steel strike
1953 - KEYT TV channel 3 in Santa Barbara, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 - Ali Sastroamidjojo of Govt resigns in Indonesia
1955 - Betty Jameson/Mary Faulk wins Virg Hot Springs 4-Ball Golf Tournament
1956 - Brendan Behan's "Quare Fellow," premieres in London
1956 - Dodgers lose to the Reds, 2-1, playing in Jesey City
1957 - KTVC TV channel 6 in Ensign, KS (CBS) begins broadcasting
1957 - US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1958 - 14 people named 1st life peers in UK
1958 - Ted Williams is fined $250 for spitting at Boston fans again
1958 - Test Cricket debuts against NZ for Dexter, Illingworth & Subba Row
1959 - 500,000th Dutch TV set registered
1959 - VP Nixon argues with Khrushchev, known as "Kitchen Debate"
1960 - 42nd PGA Championship: Jay Hebert shoots a 281 at Firestone CC Akron
1961 - Beginning of a trend, a US commercial plane is hijacked to Cuba
1961 - Edwin Newman becomes news anchor of Today Show
1961 - Roger Maris hits 4 home runs, in a doubleheader
1963 - 124 Unification church couples wed in Korea
1963 - Dutch govt of Marijnen forms
1964 - -27) race riot in Rochester, New York, 4 killed
1965 - "Flora, the Red Menace" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 87 perfs
1965 - Bob Dylan release "Like a Rolling Stone"
1965 - Casey Stengel resigns as manager of NY Mets
1965 - Rock group "Animals" 1st time on British charts
1966 - 48th PGA Championship: Al Geiberger shoots a 280 at Firestone CC Akron
1966 - Gloria Ehret/Judy Kimball wins LPGA Yankee Women's Golf Open
1967 - 49th PGA Championship: Don January shoots a 281 at Columbine CC Colo
1967 - Beatles sign a petition in Times to legalize marijuana
1967 - Charles de Gaulle says 'Vive le Quebec libre! Long live free Quebec!'
1967 - Chinese army/air force/fleet repress uprising in Wuhan City
1967 - Norway requests European Common Market membership
1967 - Race riots in Cambridge Maryland
1967 - Race riots in Detroit force postponement of Tigers-Orioles game
1968 - Hoyt Wilhelm's 907th breaks Cy Young's record for pitching appearances
1969 - Apollo 11 returns to Earth
1969 - Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game
1969 - Muhammad Ali is convicted for refusing induction in US Army on appeal
1970 - Intl Law Tennis Assn institutes 9 point tie break rule
1970 - USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1971 - WUHQ TV channel 41 in Battle Creek, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1972 - Jigme Singye Wangchuk becomes king of Bhutan at 16
1972 - Bugojno group is caught by Yugoslav security forces.
1973 - 44th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Royals Stadium, KC
1973 - All star MVP: Bobby Bonds (SF Giants)
1974 - Supreme Court unanimously rules Nixon must turn over Watergate tapes
1975 - Apollo 18 returns to Earth
1976 - John Naber is 1st to swin 200m backstroke under 2 minutes
1977 - 32nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy
1977 - Pete Rose passes Frankie Frisch as switch-hit leader with 2,881
1977 - Seattle's John Montague pitches 6 2/3 innings of perfect relief tying 2 game record of retiring 33 consecutive batsmen
1978 - "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" premieres in NYC
1978 - Margaret Gardiner, of South Africa, crowned 27th Miss Universe
1978 - Pete Rose ties NL hitting streak of 37 games
1978 - Billy Martin resigns as Yankee manager after "one is a born liar the other a convicted one" comment about Steinbrenner & Jackson
1979 - Pres Carter names Paul Volcker, pres of Federal Reserves
1979 - Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th HR
1981 - Mohammed Ali Rajai elected president of Iran
1982 - "Best Little Whorehouse in Tx" closes at E O'Neill NYC after 63 perfs
1982 - KHJ (LA) & KFRC (SF) become 2nd & 3rd stereo AM stations
1982 - Heavy rain causes a mudslide that destroys a bridge at Nagasaki, Japan, killing 299.
1983 - "Mame" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 41 performances
1983 - 21st Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Germany in Zurich Switz (2-1)
1983 - Lauren Howe wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
1983 - Laurent Fignon wins Tour de France
1983 - Pine Tar Game: Brett's HR disallowed against Yanks (overturned)
1983 - Sonya Robinson, (Milwaukee), 23, crowned 16th Miss Black America
1985 - Gandhi signs peace contract with Sikh leader Harchand Singh Longowai
1986 - SF Federal jury convicts navy radioman Jerry Whitworth of espionage
1987 - IBM-PC DOS Version 3.3 (updated) released
1987 - USSR performs underground nuclear Test
1988 - 43rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Liselotte Neumann
1988 - US & Jamacia play scoreless tie, in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
1989 - Paula Gwynn, 22, crowned 21st Miss Black America
1990 - Ms. Magazine hits newstands again after an 8 month hiatus
1990 - US warships in Persian Gulf placed on alert after Iraq masses nearly 30,000 troops near its border with Kuwait
1991 - Ottawa Rough Riders Board of Directors resign
1991 - U of Manchester scientist announce finding a planet outside of solar system
1992 - Faye Vincent reinstates Yankee owner George Steinbrenner (eff 3/1/93)
1992 - Vickers Viscount crashes, 70 die
1993 - Actor Richard Moll (Night Court) weds Susan Brown
1993 - Met Vince Coleman injures 3 when he throws cherry bomb at Dodger fans
1993 - NY Met Anthony Young loses record 27th straight
1993 - Night Court actor Richard Moll (50) weds Susan Brown (32)
1994 - 32nd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
1994 - 49th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan
1994 - Asociación de Estados del Caribe (AEC) forms
1994 - Bodo kills 37 Moslems in Bashbari NE India
1994 - Miguel Indurain wins Tour de France
1998 - Russell Eugene Weston Jr. bursts into the United States Capitol and opens fire killing two police officers. He is later ruled to be incompetent to stand trial.
2001 - Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the last Tsar of Bulgaria when he was a child, is sworn in as Prime Minister of Bulgaria, becoming the first monarch in history to regain political power through democratic election to a different office.
2002 - James Traficant is expelled from the United States House of Representatives on a vote of 420 to 1.
2005 - Lance Armstrong retires after winning a record seventh consecutive Tour de France victory
2007 - Libya frees all six of the Medics in the HIV trial in Libya.


Births on July 24

1380 - Johannes van Capestrano, Italian saint
1660 - Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, English politician (d. 1718)
1686 - Benedetto Marcello, composer [or Aug 9]
1720 - Louise Ulrike, queen of Sweden/wife of Adolf Frederik
1725 - John Newton, English cleric and hymnist (d. 1807)
1738 - Elizabeth "Betje" Wolff-Bekker, Dutch author/poet (Sara Burgerhart)
1757 - Vladimir Borovikovsky, Russian painter (d. 1825)
1759 - Victor Emmanuel I, King of Sardinia (1802-21)
1783 - Simon Bolívar, freed 6 Latin American republics from Spanish rule
1786 - Joseph Nicollet, French mathematician and explorer (d. 1843)
1794 - Johan Georg Forchhammer, Danish geologist (d. 1865)
1796 - Herman van Sonsbeeck, Dutch lawyer/statesman
1796 - John Middleton Clayton, Delaware, (Sen-Del)/US Sec of State (1849-50)
1798 - John Adams Dix, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1879
1802 - Alexandre Dumas Pere, France, author (3 Musketeers)
1802 - Ira Aldridge, famous African
1803 - Alexander Jackson Davis, US, architect (gothic revivalist)
1815 - Antoine T D'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia) [or Jan 3, 1810]
1817 - Adolf WAKF, grand duke of Luxembourg (1890-1905)
1818 - Felix Godefroid, composer
1821 - William Poole, American gang member (New York City's Bowery Boys) (d. 1855)
1826 - Francisco S Lopez, [Tiran], president of Paraguay (1862-70)
1826 - Ivan Bloch, Polish military theorist and peace activist (d. 1902)
1827 - Julius Adolph de Lagnel, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1912
1832 - Johann Christoph Lauterbach, violinist
1841 - Raimundo Madrazo y Garretta, painter
1842 - Ambrose Bierce, Ohio, writer (Nuggets & Dust)
1851 - Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician (d. 1935)
1856 - Charles Émile Picard, French mathematician (d. 1941)
1857 - Henrik Pontoppidan, Denmark, writer (Promised Country, Nobel 1917)
1858 - Wolfgang Kapp, German politician (Kapp Putsch 1920)
1860 - Alfons Mucha, Czech artist (d. 1939)
1862 - Johan A de Sleeve, [Adwaita], philosopher/classical/poet (Brahman)
1864 - B[enjamin] Frank[lin] Wedekind, German writer (Lulu)
1864 - Michel Gaston Carraud, composer
1865 - Frank Wedekind, writer
1867 - Fred Tate, cricketer (father of Maurice, 1 Test, Eng v Aus 1902)
1867 - Frederic Benson, novelist
1867 - Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran poet (d. the same day 1908)
1870 - Fred Law Olmsted Jr, architect/landscaper
1874 - Oswald Chambers, Scottish minister and writer (d. 1917)
1877 - Calogero Vizzini, Sicilian mafioso (d. 1954)
1878 - Lord Dunsany, [Edward JMD Plunkett], Irish sci-fi writer (Time & Gods)
1880 - Ernest Bloch, Geneva Switzerland, composer (MacBeth)
1880 - Kristian Hellström, Swedish athlete (d. 1946)
1884 - Abraham Rutgers, Dutch governor (Suriname, 1928-33)
1885 - Desider Antalffy-Zsiross, Hungarian organist/composer
1886 - Junichiro Tanizaki, Japan, writer (Snow Dusting)
1888 - Arthur Richardson, Australian cricket batsman (20's)
1894 - Walter Schulthess, composer
1896 - Hermann Kasack, German writer (Die Stadt hinter dem Strom)
1897 - Elmar Berkovich, Hungarian/Dutch designer (Eindhoven Theatre)
1897 - Karl von Mechow, German writer (Auf Dem Wege, Vorsommer)
1898 - Amelia Earhart, US aviator (1st woman to solo Atlantic)
1898 - Frank Mortelmans, Belgian painter
1899 - Chief Dan George, actor (Little Big Man)
1900 - Zelda Fitzgerald, 1st wife of F Scott
1902 - Hans Chemin-Petit, composer
1902 - Nora Swinburne, England, actress (Quo Vardis, Dinner at Ritz, River)
1903 - Robert Mills Delaney, composer
1904 - James R Killian Jr, MIT pres (1948-59)
1904 - Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (d. 1991)
1907 - Hugh Charles, songwriter/impressario
1908 - Cootie Williams, American trumpeter (d. 1985)
1910 - Edward Ford, registrat Order of Merit
1910 - Harry Horner, stage/Film Designer
1913 - George H Brown, film producer
1913 - Johnny McAfee, Dallas Tx, singer (Sammy Kaye Show)
1914 - David Miles Bensuan-Butt, economist
1914 - Edwin Mirvish, owner (Old Vic)
1914 - Frank Silvera, Kingston Jamaica, actor (High Chaparral)
1914 - Kenneth B Clark, Canal Zone, civil rights activist (Dark Ghetto)
1914 - Riccardo Malipiero, composer
1914 - Robert Emhardt, actor (Mac-Another World, Underworld USA, Mooncussers)
1915 - Frank Thistlethwaite, vice chancellor (University of East Anglia)
1915 - Enrique Fernando, Philippino jurist (d. 2004)
1916 - Bob Eberly, Mechanicsville NY, singer (Jimmy Dorsey Band)
1916 - John D MacDonald, novelist (Deep Blue Goodbye)
1917 - John Hillaby, writer/traveller
1917 - Robert Farnon, composer/conductor/arranger
1917 - Simon Slattvik, Norway, cross country ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1952)
1917 - Jack Moroney, Australian cricketer (d. 1999)
1918 - Ruggiero Ricci, SF Calif, composer/violinist (Paganini)
1919 - Robert Marsden Hope, Australian Justice (d. 1999)
1919 - Ferdinand Kübler, Swiss cyclist
1920 - Alexander H Cohen, NYC, Broadway producer (Beyond the Fringe)
1920 - Bella Abzug, (Rep-D-NY, 1970-74)
1921 - Giuseppe Di Stefano, Italian operatic tenor (d. 2008)
1922 - Charles Mathias Jr, (Sen-R-MD, 1969-86)
1922 - Leo Kraft, composer
1922 - Madeleine Ferron, French Canadian writer
1924 - David Loram, British vice-admiral (Supreme Allied Commander)
1924 - Glenn Loren Glasow, composer
1924 - Janine Charrat, French ballerina/choreographer
1924 - Lord Digby, lord-lt for Dorset
1925 - Ignacio Aldecoa, Spanish writer (Gran Sol, Caballo the Pica)
1926 - Hans-Gunther Winkler, Germany, equestrian jumper (Olympic-gold-1956)
1926 - James Hele, high master (St Paul's School)
1927 - James J Howard, (Rep-D-NJ, 1965- )
1927 - Wilfred Josephs, composer
1929 - Alfred Binns, West Indian cricket wicketkeeper (1953-56)
1929 - Hedda J Garza, writer/political activist
1929 - Peter Yates, director (Breaking Away, Bullitt)
1930 - Boris Nikolayevich Belousov, cosmonaut
1930 - Charles Hambro, English banker/multi-millionaire/CEO (Hambros)
1930 - Jacqueline Brookes, Montclair NJ, actress (Jack & Mike, Another World)
1931 - Ermanno Olmi, Italian director
1931 - Éric Tabarly, French sailor (d. 1998)
1932 - William D Ruckelshaus, headed Environmental Protection Agency
1933 - John Aniston, Crete, actor (Search for Tomorrow, Day of our Lives)
1933 - Doug Sanders, American golfer
1934 - Jimmy Holiday, US singer (How Can I Forget)
1934 - Thomas Ambler, CEO (Texaco)
1934 - Willie Davis, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Green Bay)
1934 - Sante Kimes, American convicted con artist and murderess
1935 - George Varnals, South African cricket batsman (England 1964-65)
1935 - Les Reed, songwriter (Heroin)
1935 - Pat Oliphant, Australia, cartoonist (7 Pres: The Art of Oliphant)
1935 - Trevor Chinn, CEO (Lex)
1936 - Mark Goddard, Lowell Mass, actor (Don West-Lost in Space)
1936 - Ruth Buzzi, Westerly RI, comedienne (Laugh-In, Margie-That Girl)
1937 - Baroness Blatch, British minister of state for Education
1937 - Barry Lloyd Vercoe, composer
1937 - Quinlan Terry, architect
1938 - Colin Southgate, CEO (Thorn EMI)
1938 - John Sparling, NZ cricket all-rounder (11 Tests 1958-64)
1938 - Mike Mainieri, rocker
1938 - Eugene J. Martin, American painter, artist
1939 - Barry [Norman] Malzberg, sci-fi author (Revelations, Beyond Apollo)
1939 - Bob Lilly, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
1939 - Walter Bellamy, New Bern NC, NBA center (Knicks/Olympic-gold-1960)
1940 - Carroll A Campbell Jr, (Rep-R-SC, 1979-86)
1940 - Stanley Hauerwas, American theologian
1940 - Dan Hedaya, American actor
1941 - Barbara Love, rocker
1942 - Chris Sarandon, WV, actor (Child's Play, Dog Day Afternoon, Lipstick)
1942 - Heinz Burt, Hargin Germany, rock bassist (Tornados)
1943 - Henk Vos, chemical analyst/Dutch politician (PvdA) 2nd Chamber
1943 - Jim McCarty, rocker (Yardbirds)
1943 - Lyudmila Bragina, USSR, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1972)
1944 - Barbara Thompson, jazz musician/composer/bandleader
1944 - Jim Armstrong, rock guitarist (Them)
1945 - Azim Premji, Indian businessman
1946 - William "Junior" Campbell, singer/guitarist (Marmalade)
1947 - Geoffrey McQueen, TV Writer
1947 - M Jacques Fouroux, rugby player
1947 - Michael Coveney, drama critic
1947 - Neil McIntosh, CEO (VSO, Center for British Teaching)
1947 - Peter Serkin, NYC, pianist (Tashi)
1947 - Robert Hays, Bethesda Md, actor (Airplane!, Starman, Scandalous)
1947 - Zaheer Abbas, cricketer (probably Pakistan's finest batsman ever)
1949 - Marjanne Sint, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1949 - Michael Richards, LA Calif, comedian (Fridays, Kramer-Seinfeld)
1950 - Dan Hedaya, actor (Cheers, Marvin's Room, Clueless)
1950 - Goutam Ghose, director (Patang, Voyage Beyond, Paar)
1950 - Sam Behrens, actor (Jake Meyer-General Hospital, Sunset Beach, LA Law)
1951 - Chris Smith, MP (Labour)
1951 - Lynda Carter, Phoenix Az, Miss USA (1973)/actress (Wonder Woman)
1952 - Vin Weber, (Rep-R-MN, 1981- )
1952 - Gus Van Sant, American film director
1953 - Jon Faddis, jazz trumpeter
1953 - Julian Brazier, MP
1953 - Steve Grogan, NFL QB (New England Patriots)
1953 - Claire McCaskill, American politician, junior senator from Missouri
1954 - Philippe Alliot, race driver (grand prix)
1955 - Lubov Odinokova, USSR, team handball (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
1956 - Charles Crist, Governor of Florida
1957 - Dorothy Mays, Baltimore MD, playmate (Jul, 1979)
1957 - Pam Tillis, Plant City Fla, country singer (Melancholy Child)
1957 - Robbie Grey, rocker
1958 - Mick Karn, rocker
1958 - Pam Tills, Country music artist
1959 - Brian Fogt, Dayton OH, Nike golfer (1992 Ft Wayne Open-7th)
1959 - Edward Liddie, Union Ga, Judo fighter (Olympic-bronze-1984)
1961 - Kerry Dixon, English footballer
1962 - Apologistnky, Scholar, poet, humorist, ardent pursuer of theological truth, and incidentaly,
candidate for El Presidente 2012
1962 - Kevin Butler, NFL kicker (Chic Bears)
1963 - Julie Krone, Benton Harbor Mich, jockey (1st female to win Belmont-93)
1963 - Karl Malone, Summeerfield LA, NBA forward (Utah, Oly-2 gold-92, 96)
1963 - Paul Geary, Boston Mass, heavy metal drummer (Extreme-More Than Words)
1964 - Barry Bonds, Riverside CA, left fielder (Pirates, SF Giants, 3X MVP)
1964 - Erminia Russo, Kelowna BC, volleyball player (Olympics-96)
1964 - Teri Schroeder, Newport Beach Ca, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13-1993)
1964 - Banana Yoshimoto, Japanese author
1965 - Andrew Gaze, Australian basketball player (Olympics-1984, 88, 92, 96)
1965 - Brian Blades, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
1965 - Joe Oliver, Memphis TN, catcher (Cin Reds)
1965 - Kadeem Hardison, New York, American actor (A Different World, The Sixth Man)
1965 - Doug Liman, American film director
1966 - Martin Keown, English footballer
1967 - Jasper Teule, Dutch rock singer/bassist (Pilgrims-Once to Everything)
1968 - John P Navin Jr, Phila, actor (Joey Elliot-Jennifer Slept Here)
1968 - Mark Gunn, NFL defensive end (Phila Eagles)
1968 - Kristin Chenoweth, American singer and actress
1968 - Colleen Doran, American comic book writer and artist
1968 - Malcolm Ingram, Canadian director
1969 - Chris King, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
1969 - Rick Fox, NBA guard/forward (LA Lakers, Boston Celtics)
1969 - Steve Jennings, Wash DC, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96)
1969 - Jennifer Lopez, actress and pop singer (Selena)
1970 - Blaine Bishop, NFL safety (Houston Oilers)
1970 - Gerald Ressman, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
1970 - Philip Sykes, Tacoma Wash, field hockey defender (Olympics-96)
1970 - Stephanie Adams, NJ, playmate (Nov, 1992)
1971 - Dino Baggio, Italian footballer
1971 - John Partridge, English singer
1972 - Kaiō Hiroyuki, Japanese sumo wrestler
1972 - Rev. Jen Miller, American performance artist
1973 - Tasha Ebanks, Miss Universe-Cayman Islands (1996)
1974 - Steve Bornhoeft, LaGrange Ill, canoe (alt-Olympics-96)
1975 - Gloria Pizzichini, Italy, tennis star
1975 - Eric Szmanda, American actor
1975 - Torrie Wilson, American wrestler
1976 - Anita Nall, US, breaststroke swimmer (Olympics-gold-1992)
1976 - Chris[tian] Patrick Raymond Ahrens, Whitefish Bay Wis, rower (Oly-96)
1976 - Scott Logan, Brisbane QLD Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1976 - Tiago Monteiro, Portuguese Formula One driver
1976 - Nate Bump, American baseball player
1977 - Arnold Bruggink, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
1977 - Lee EunHee, Miss Korea Universe (1997)
1977 - Danny Dyer, English actor and television presenter
1977 - Mehdi Mahdavikia, Iranian football player
1979 - Valerio Scassellati, Italian racing driver
1979 - Rose Byrne, Australian actress
1979 - Lee Si-yeon, South Korean actress
1979 - Stat Quo, American rapper
1979 - Anne-Gaëlle Sidot, French tennis player
1979 - José Valverde, American baseball player
1980 - Gauge, American pornographic actress
1980 - Wilfred Bungei, Kenyan middle-distance runner
1981 - Summer Glau, American actress
1982 - Anna Paquin, oscar winning actress (Piano)
1982 - Elise Crombez, Belgian model
1982 - Thiago Medeiros, Brazilian racing driver
1983 - Daniele De Rossi, Italian footballer
1984 - John Dhani Lennevald, Swedish singer (A-Teens)
1985 - Patrice Bergeron, Canadian hockey player
1985 - Teagan Presley, American pornographic actress
1986 - Andrei Lutai, Russian figure skater
1986 - Megan Park, Canadian actress
1987 - Mara Wilson, actress (Mrs Doubtfire)
1988 - Luke Mitchell, Scottish murderer
1990 - Evan James Springsteen, LA Calif, rocker Bruce Springsteen's son
1990 - Daveigh Chase, American actress
1993 - Arissa Seagal, daughter of Kelly LeBrock & Steven Seagal
1998 - Bindi Irwin, Australian entertainer; daughter of Steve Irwin


Deaths on July 24

Matilda, Countess of Tuscany (b. 1046)
1240 - Konrad von Thüringen, fifth Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights
1345 - Jacob van Artevelde, statesman, murdered
1568 - Prince Don Carlos of Spain (b. 1545)
1594 - John Boste, Catholic saint and martyr (b. 1544)
1652 - Johann Weichmann, composer, dies at 32
1712 - Cornelis earl of Nassau, general-major/mister of Woudenberg, dies
1739 - Benedetto Marcello, composer, dies on 53rd birthday
1756 - George Vertue, engraver, dies
1758 - John Dyer, poet, dies
1768 - Nathanial Lardner, English theologian (b. 1684)
1809 - Johann Gottfried Eckard, composer, dies at 74
1812 - Joseph Schuster, composer, dies at 63
1819 - Sophie Gail, composer, dies at 43
1826 - Jacob Kimball, composer, dies at 65
1831 - Maria Agata Szymanowska, composer, dies at 41
1837 - Charles Hodges, English/Dutch portrait painter
1842 - John Sell Cotman, landscape painter, dies
1846 - Joseph Leopold Eybler, Austrian composer/choir master, dies at 81
1846 - Louis Napoleon, French king of the Netherlands (1806-10), dies at 67
1862 - Martin Van Buren, 8th pres (1837-41), dies in Kinderhook NY at 79
1865 - Johan Filip von Schantz, composer, dies at 30
1868 - George Cattermole, painter/illustrator, dies
1876 - Thomas Molleson Mudie, composer, dies at 66
1883 - Matthew Webb, English Channel swimmer, drowns above Niagara Falls
1900 - Ferdinand Hamet, Dutch missionary in Mongolia, murdered at 59
1908 - Vicente Acosta, Salvadoran poet (b. the same day 1867)
1910 - Arkhip Kuindzhi, Russian painter (b. 1841)
1927 - Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Japanese writer (b. 1892)
1931 - Marie WF Treub, Dutch economist/minister of finance, dies at 75
1933 - Max von Schillings, composer, dies at 65
1936 - James Philip Dunn, composer, dies at 52
1944 - Jan Postma, leader of illegal Dutch party (CPN), executed at 49
1947 - Ernest Austin, composer, dies at 72
1954 - Mary Church Terrell, educator/civil rights leader, dies at 90
1957 - Sacha Guitry, actor/playwright/director (Lovers & Thieves), dies at 72
1960 - Carl Deis, composer, dies at 77
1960 - Hans Albers, German actor (Blue Angel), dies at 68
1962 - Victor Moore, comedian, dies of heart attack at 86
1964 - Erwin F Finlay-Freundlich, British astronomer, dies
1965 - Constance Bennett, actress (Madame X, Topper), dies at 59
1965 - Irene Browne, actress (Peg O' My Heart), dies of cancer at 69
1966 - Tony Lema, US golfer, dies at 32
1967 - Little Billy Rhodes, dies of stroke at 72
1969 - Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author (Ferdydurke, Dziennik), dies at 64
1970 - Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman (b. 1897)
1971 - Alan Rawsthorne, composer, dies at 66
1972 - Bobby Ramirez, drummer (White Trash), killed at 23 in bar brawl
1973 - Mary Frasca, singer/actress, dies in NYC
1974 - Chris Chubbock, newscaster, shoots self on air
1974 - Ernest Milton, actor (Julius Caesar, Cat Girl), dies at 84
1974 - James Chadwick, English physicist (Nobel 1935), dies at 82
1979 - Archie Duncan, actor (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 65
1980 - Peter Sellers, actor (Pink Panther, Mouse that Roared), dies at 54
1980 - Uttam Kumar, Indian actor (b. 1926)
1986 - Fritz A Lipman, discoverer (co-enzymes, Nobel 1953), dies at 87
1986 - Laurie Nash, cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1932-36), dies
1989 - Ernest Morrison, actor (Peggy Does Her Darndest), dies
1990 - Alan Clarke, director (Elephant, Road, Scum, Firm), dies at 54
1991 - Freddie Brown, cricketer (English Test captain 1950-51), dies
1991 - Isaac B Singer, Polish/US writer (Yentl, Nobel 1978), dies at 87
1991 - Karl Ellis, dies at 41
1992 - Arlette-Leonie Arletty, dies at 94
1992 - Khaled Mahmoud Saeed, asst to Palestine terrorist Abu Nidal, murdered
1992 - Lillian Oppenheimer, orgamist, dies of a heart attack at 93
1992 - Sam Berger, Canadian football owner (b. 1900)
1993 - Ben[jamin S] Polak, Dutch physician/resistance fighter, dies
1993 - Francis Bouygues, French entrepreneur/billionaire, dies at 70
1993 - Lonnie D'Orsa, dies at 96
1993 - Rene Requiestas, Filipino comedian (b. 1957)
1994 - Grete Schickedanz, German head mistress, dies at 82
1994 - Wangila Napunyi, welterweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1988), dies at 26
1995 - Don Richard Carpenter, novelist, dies at 64
1995 - Jeremiah Jerry Patrick Lordam, songwriter/compser, dies at 61
1995 - Jerzy Bonawentura Toeplitz, film maker/teacher, dies at 94
1995 - Werner Grusch, film director, dies at 51
1996 - "Jock" John Wallace, soccer player/manager, dies at 60
1996 - Howard Vernon, actor (Faceless, Delicatessen), dies at 82
1996 - Jock Wallace, football player/manager, dies at 60
1996 - Virginia Christine, actress (Mrs Olson), dies at 76
1997 - Saw Maung, general/president of Myanmar (Burma) (1988-92), dies
1997 - William J Brennan, supreme court justice (1956-90), dies at 91
2000 - Ahmad Shamlou, Iranian poet (b. 1925)
2001 - Georges Dor, Canadian author, composer, singer and playwright (b. 1931)
2005 - Richard Doll, English epidemiologist (b. 1912)
2007 - Albert Ellis, American psychologist (b. 1913)
2007 - Chaney Kley, American Actor (b. 1972)
2008 - Norman Dello Joio, American composer (b. 1913)
2009 - E. Lynn Harris, American Author (b. 1955)
2010 - Alex Higgins, Northern Irish snooker player (b. 1949)



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History, Births, and Deaths for July 26


285 - Diocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar, co-ruler.
306 - Constantine I is proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops.
841 - Battle at Fontenay: Louis & Charles beat their brother Lotharius I
864 - The Edict of Pistres of Charles the Bald orders defensive measures against the Vikings.
1139 - Count Alfonso I of Portugal becomes king
1215 - Frederik II (20) crowned king of German
1261 - Byzantium Emperor Michael VIII recaptures Constantinople
1261 - The city of Constantinople is recaptured by Nicaean forces under the command of Alexios Strategopoulos, re-establishing the Byzantine Empire.
1360 - Jews are expelled from Breslau Silesia
1511 - Portugese assault on city Malakka attack
1519 - San Cristobal de la Habana forms in Cuba
1521 - About 300 heretics burned in Vrijdagmarkt Gent
1536 - Sebastián de Belalcázar on his search of El Dorado founds the City of Santiago de Cali.
1538 - The City of Guayaquil is founded by the Spanish Conquistador Francisco de Orellana and given the name Muy Noble y Muy Leal Ciudad de Santiago de Guayaquil.
1547 - Henry II of France is crowned.
1564 - Maximilian II succeeds his father Ferdinand II as RC emperor
1567 - Don Diego de Losada founds the city of Santiago de Leon de Caracas, modern-day Caracas, the capital city of Venezuela.
1570 - Battle at Arnay-le-Duc Bourgundy: Huguenots-French govt army
1585 - Amsterdam bans 45 roman catholics
1593 - France's Protestant King Henri IV converts to Roman Catholic
1603 - James VI of Scotland is crowned the first king of Great Britain.
1652 - Nikita Minin becomes patriarch of Russian-orthodox church
1670 - Austrian Emperor Leopold I expels 4,000 Jews from Vienna
1670 - Don Juan Domingo Zuniga y Fonseca becomes gov-gen of Southern Neth
1670 - Vienna Austria expels Jews
1689 - France declares war on England
1693 - Ignacio de Maya founds the Real Santiago de las Sabinas, now known as Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo León, México.
1722 - The Three Years War begins along the Maine and Massachusetts border.
1729 - North Carolina becomes a royal colony
1758 - Seven Years' War: the island battery at Fortress Louisbourg in Nova Scotia is silenced and all French warships are destroyed or taken.
1759 - British capture Fort Niagara from French (7 Years' War)
1775 - Maryland issues currency depicting George III trampling Magna Carta
1792 - Dutch patriots exiles finds "Bataafs Legion"
1792 - The Brunswick Manifesto is issued to the population of Paris promising vengeance if the French Royal Family is harmed.
1795 - The first stone of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is laid.
1797 - Horatio Nelson loses more than 300 men and his right arm during the failed conquest attempt of Tenerife (Spain).
1799 - French-Egyptian forces under Napolean I beat Turks at Battle of Abukir
1814 - Battle of Niagara Falls (Lundy's Lane); Americans defeat British
1814 - George Stephenson introduced the 1st steam locomotive
1822 - Gen Agustin de Iturbide crowned Agustin I, 1st emperor of Mexico
1824 - Costa Rica annexes Guanacaste from Nicaragua.
1832 - 1st railroad accident in US, Granite Railway, Quincy, Mass-1 dies
1835 - Ibrahim Pasha's army attacks Jewish settlers of Hebron Palestine
1837 - The first commercial use of an electric telegraph was successfully demonstrated by William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone on 25 July 1837 between Euston and Camden Town in London.
1848 - 1st battle at Custozza: Austrians under Radetzky beat Italian
1850 - Gold discovered in Oregon (Rogue River)
1853 - Joaquin Murietta, the famous Californio bandit known as "Robin Hood of El Dorado", is killed.
1860 - 1st US intercollegiate billiard match (Harvard vs Yales)
1861 - Washington DC - Crittenden resolution is passed stating that the war is to be fought to preserve union & uphold the Constitution, not to alter slavery
1861 - Skirmish at Fort Fillmore, NM Terr - Rebels attack Union troops
1863 - Skirmish at Barbee's Crossroads, Virginia
1866 - 25th Postmaster General: Alexander W Randall of Wis takes office
1866 - David Faragut appointed as 1st admiral of US Navy
1866 - US Grant named 1st general of Army
1868 - US Congress forms Wyoming Territory (Dakota, Utah & Idaho)
1871 - Carousel patents by Wilhelm Schneider, Davenport, Iowa
1897 - Writer Jack London sails to join the Klondike Gold Rush where he will write his first successful stories.
1898 - 1st US troops land & occupy Puerto Rice, at Guanica Bay
1900 - Gilbert Jessop hits his 2nd 100 before lunch in same cricket match
1902 - James J Jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1903 - Castle on top of Telegraph Hill closes
1907 - Korea becomes a protectorate of Japan.
1908 - Ajinomoto is founded. Kikunae Ikeda of the Tokyo Imperial University discovers that a key ingredient in Konbu soup stock is monosodium glutamate (MSG), and patents a process for manufacturing it.
1909 - France's Louis Bleriot, makes 1st airplane flight across Engl Channel
1912 - Comoros proclaimed a French colonies
1913 - Carl Weilman strikes out 6 times in a 15 inning game
1913 - Pirates Max Carey goes hitless, but scores 5 runs against Phillies
1914 - Germany soc-democrat "No German blood for Austrian tyrant"
1914 - Last day of club cricket for W G Grace at age 66 He made 69
1916 - Explosion at Lake Erie & Cleveland Waterworks
1917 - Sir Thomas Whyte introduces the first income tax in Canada as a "temporary" measure (lowest bracket is 4% and highest is 25%).
1918 - Annette Adams sworn in as 1st woman district attorney of US, Calif
1918 - Race riot in Chester Pennsylvania (3 blacks & 2 whites killed)
1920 - Red Sox turn triple-play, but Ruth's 35th HR leads Yanks to 8-2 win
1922 - AT&T begins broadcasting on WBAY (NYC-later WEAF, WNBC, WRCA & WFAN)
1923 - German mark devalued to 600,000 Dmark=$1
1930 - Phila Athletics triple steal in 1st & 4th innings vs Cleveland
1933 - 1st Dutch live radio concert: Duke Ellington
1934 - Failed nazi coup in Austria
1936 - 115 acre Orchard Beach opens in the Bronx
1938 - Jewish artisans not allowed in Germany
1938 - Revolutionary offensive of Ebro Spain (Hollander Piet)
1939 - 5th & last Dutch govt of Colijn, forms
1939 - NY Yankee Atley Donald sets AL rookie record with 12 consecutive win
1940 - John Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hrs 46 mins in the Mississippi R
1941 - FDR bans selling benzine/gasoline to Japan
1941 - Red Sox Lefty Grove becomes 12th to win 300 games (his last victory)
1942 - German troops occupy Rostov
1942 - German troops strike at Tsym Lyanskaja
1943 - 1st warship named for a Black person, SS Leonard Roy Harmon, launched
1943 - Benito Mussolini captured, dismissed as premier of Italy during WW II
1943 - Opposition group Zwaantje forms in Delfzijl
1943 - RAF bombs Fokker airplane factory in Amsterdam
1944 - -26] Japanse banzai-attack on Guam
1944 - 1st jet fighter used in combat (Messerschmitt 262)
1944 - Allied jailbreak at St-Lo (behind German lines)
1944 - US troop march into Guam
1944 - USAF kills 136, wounds 621 GI's at St-Lo
1944 - World War II: Operation Spring - one of the bloodiest days for Canadians during the war: 18,444 casualties, including 5,021 killed.
1946 - 1st bikini is shown at a Paris fashion show
1946 - US detonates underwater A-bomb at Bikini (5th atomic explosion)
1946 - At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team.
1947 - US Air Force, Navy & War Dept form US Dept of Defense
1947 - US Department of Army created
1949 - St Louis Cardinal Stan Musial hits for the cycle beating Bkln 14-1
1952 - Commonwealth of Puerto Rico created (Constitution Day)
1952 - Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing US commonwealth
1953 - NYC transit fare rises from 10 cents to 15 cents, 1st use of subway tokens
1954 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Fort Wayne Golf Open
1956 - 38th PGA Championship: Jack Burke at Blue Hill CC Boston
1956 - Italian liner Andrea Doria sinks after colliding with the Stockholm
1956 - Jordan attacks UN Palestine force
1957 - Monarchy in Tunisia abolished in favor of a republic
1957 - Peter Loader takes a cricket hat-trick England v WI Headingley
1957 - US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1958 - The African Regroupment Party (PRA) holds its first congress in Cotonou.
1959 - SR-N1 hovercraft crosses the English Channel from Calais to Dover in just over 2 hours.
1960 - Company Industrielle et Forestere (Indufor) forms in Brussels
1961 - Maris hits home runs 37, 38, 39 & 40 in a doubleheader
1961 - In a speech John F. Kennedy emphasizes that any attack on Berlin is an attack on NATO.
1962 - House passes bill requiring equal pay for equal work regardless of sex
1963 - Belgian Senate accept Law on language regulations
1963 - US, Russia & England sign nuclear Test ban treaty
1964 - "Here's Love" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 338 performances
1964 - Beatles' "Hard Day's Night, A," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 14 weeks
1964 - Bob Simpson out for 311 at Old Trafford
1964 - Race riot in Rochester NY
1965 - Folk-rock begins, Dylan uses electricity at Newport Folk Festival
1965 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Tournament
1966 - Brian Jones final perfomance as a Rolling Stone
1966 - Eric Clapton records guitar tracks for Harrison's "While My Guitar..."
1966 - Mao Tse Tung swims Yangtse River
1966 - Supremes release "You Can't Hurry Love"
1966 - Yankee manager Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame
1967 - Construction begins on SF MUNI METRO (Market Street subway)
1968 - Pope Paul VI encyclical against On regulation of birth
1969 - 1st performance of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (Fillmore East, NY)
1969 - 70,000 attend Seattle Pop Festival
1969 - Edward Kennedy pleads guilty to leaving scene of an accident a week after the Chappaquiddick car accident that killed Mary Jo Kopechne
1970 - "(They Long to Be) Close to You" reaches #1
1971 - Judy Kimball wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies Golf Open
1972 - 43rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stad
1972 - All star MVP: Joe Morgan (Cin Reds)
1972 - US health officials concede blacks were used as guinea pigs in 40 year syphilis experiment
1973 - George Harrison pays £1,000,000 tax on his Bangladesh concert & album
1973 - USSR launches Mars 5
1975 - "A Chorus Line," longest-running Broadway show (6,137), premieres
1976 - Annegret Richter runs 100m (11.01)
1976 - Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1978 - Bob Dylan booed off Newport Folk Festival for using electric guitar
1978 - Bob Lemon replaces Billy Martin as Yankee manager
1978 - Cin Red Pete Rose sets NL record hitting in 38 consecutive games
1978 - John Lydon forms rock group Public Ltd Image
1978 - The Cerro Maravilla Incident occurs.
1978 - Louise Brown, the world's first "test tube baby" is born.
1979 - 109 cm rainfall at Alvin Texas (state record)
1980 - Train crash at Winsum, 9 die
1980 - US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1981 - Voyager 2 encounters Saturn
1982 - 20th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Germany in Santa Clara USA (3-0)
1982 - 37th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Janet Anderson
1982 - France performs nuclear Test
1983 - 1st non-human primate (baboon) conceived in a lab dish, San Antonio
1983 - Washington Public Power Supply System defaulted $2.25 billion
1984 - Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes 1st woman to walk in space
1985 - Spokeswoman for Rock Hudson confirmed he had AIDS
1985 - Steve Cram runs world record mile (3:46.32)
1985 - US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1985 - USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1985 - Uganda suspends constitution following coup
1986 - Sikhs extremist kill 16 hindus in Muhktsar India
1987 - Sherri Martel beats Fabulous Moolah for WWF Woman's Championship Belt
1987 - USSR launches Kosmos 1870, 15-ton Earth-study satellite
1988 - Mindy Duncan, 16, of Oregon, crowned 6th Miss Teen USA
1988 - Pedro Delgado wins Tour de France
1989 - Brandi Sherwood, of Idaho, crowned 7th Miss Teen USA
1990 - "Les Miserables," opens at Princess Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver
1990 - KC Royal George Brett hits for the cycle
1990 - Nadezhda Ryashkina of USSR sets 10K walk woman's record (41:56.23)
1990 - Roseanne Barr sings National Anthem at Cincinnati Reds-San Diego Padres game
1990 - US Ambassador tells Iraq, US won't take sides in Iraq-Kuwait dispute
1990 - US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1991 - Howard Stern adds a 4th radio market (KLSX FM-97.1 Los Angeles)
1991 - Seattle Jay Buhner hits a 479' HR in Yankee Stadium
1991 - Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long treated for an apparent suicide attempt after he learned he tested positive for steroid use
1992 - 25th Olympic Summer games opens in Barcelona, Spain
1992 - Army refused to overturn 127 year old conviction against Dr Mudd
1993 - 31st Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats Australia in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
1993 - 48th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Lauri Merten
1993 - Designer Claude Montana (44) weds his model Wallis Franken (44)
1993 - Israeli offensive against terrorist bases in South Lebanon
1993 - Miguel Indurain wins his 3rd Tour de France
1993 - The St James Church massacre occurs in Kenilworth, Cape Town, South Africa.
1994 - Jordan & Israeli end 46 year state of war (Wash DC)
1995 - A gas bottle explodes in Saint Michel station of line B of the RER (Paris regional train network). Eight are killed and 80 wounded.
1996 - Kim LaPlante of Washington state crowned Mrs United States
1997 - Autumn Jackson, found guilty of trying to extort $40M from Bill Cosby
1997 - Carroll O'Connor found not guilty of slandering Harry Perzigian
1997 - Howard Stern is fired from radio station, KEGL Dallas
1997 - QB Brett Favre, re-signs with Green Bay Packers for $50M for 7 yrs



Births on July 25

975 - Thietmar, bishop of Merseburg, German chronicler
1016 - Casimir I, Duke of Poland (d. c. 1058)
1109 - Afonso I, the Conqueror, king of Portugal (1143-85)
1336 - Albert, Count of Holland (d. 1404)
1404 - Philips van Saint-Pol, Duke of Brabant
1421 - Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (d. 1461)
1517 - Jacques Peletier (du Mans), French poet/scientist
1562 - Kiyomasa Kato, Japanese warlord (d. 1611)
1575 - Christoph Scheiner, Germany, astronomer
1579 - Valerius Otto, composer
1626 - Geeraerdt Brandt, Dutch theologist/poet/historian
1654 - Agostino Steffani, composer
1657 - Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, composer
1658 - Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll, Scottish privy councillor (d. 1703)
1683 - Pieter Langendijk, painter/etcher/playwright (Wiskunstenaars)
1691 - Alessandro Galilei, Italian architect (Cappella Corsini)
1715 - Immanuel J Pyra, German poet (Temple of Real Poetry)
1750 - Henry Knox, American general (d. 1806)
1761 - Charlotte von Kalb, German writer
1772 - Gottlob Benedikt Bierey, composer
1775 - Anna Symmes Harrison, Ohio, 9th 1st lady (1841)
1778 - Heinrich Gebhard, composer
1780 - Christian Theodor Weinlig, composer
1786 - Giacomo Cordella, composer
1795 - James Barry, female disguised as a man, surgeon general (British army)
1797 - Princess Augusta, Duchess of Cambridge (d. 1889)
1799 - David Douglas, Scottish botanist (d. 1834)
1804 - Carlo Boncompagni di Mombello, Italian minister of Education
1816 - Christian B Freiherr von Tauchnitz, German publisher (T Edition)
1822 - Schuyler Hamilton, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1903
1824 - Richard James Oglesby, Union (Union volunteers), died in 1899
1832 - Simon Hassler, composer
1839 - Francis Garnier, French explorer (d. 1873)
1840 - Flora Adams Darling, founded Daughters of American Revolution
1844 - Thomas Eakins, American artist (d. 1916)
1848 - Arthur Earl Balfour, ©, British PM (1902-05) (Balfour Declaration)
1855 - Edward Solomon, composer
1860 - Princess Louise Margaret, Duchess of Connaught (d. 1917)
1865 - Jac[obus] P Thijsse, Dutch biologist/educator (Contact with Plants)
1866 - Frederick Frost Blackman, English botanist
1867 - Max Dauthendy, German painter/author (Ewige Hochzeit)
1867 - Alexander Rummler, American painter (d. 1959)
1870 - Jan D Domela Nieuwenhuis Nyegaard, Dutch vicar (Young Flanders)
1870 - Maxfield Parrish, American illustrator (d. 1966)
1882 - George S. Rentz, Navy Chaplain, Navy Cross (d. 1942)
1883 - Alfredo Casella, Turin Italy, composer (La Giara)
1884 - Davidson Black, Canada, doctor of anatomy (identified Peking Man)
1885 - Benito Lynch, Irish/Argentine writer (Caranchos de la Florida)
1890 - Julian Rivero, SF CA, actor (Son of Oklahoma, Via Pony Express)
1890 - Tom O'Brien, San Diego CA, actor (Physical Evidence)
1893 - Dorothy Dickson, actress/dancer (Paying the Piper, Danny Boy)
1895 - Yvonne Printemps, Ermont France, singer/actress (Le Duel)
1896 - Richard N Gale, English general/airborne commander (Normandy)
1896 - Jack Perrin, American actor (d. 1967)
1897 - Hermann Ambrosius, composer
1899 - Arthur Lubin, film director
1899 - Ralph Dumke, Indiana, actor (Movieland Quiz)
1900 - Enrique Amorim, Uruguayan author (La victoria no viene sola)
1901 - Walter Breedveld/Reinier de Muntel, writer (Een ship vergaat)
1901 - Lila Lee, American actress (d. 1973)
1902 - Eric Hoffer, longshoreman/author (True Believer)
1903 - Andre Fleury, composer
1905 - Elias Canetti, Bulgarian/British novelist (Life-Terms, Nobel 1981)
1905 - Lila Lee, Union City NJ, actress (Midnight Girl, Blood & Sand)
1905 - Denys Watkins-Pitchford, writer and illustrator (d. 1990)
1907 - Jack Gilford, NYC, actor (Save the Tiger, Cocoon, Arthur 2)
1907 - Johnny Hodges, American saxophonist (d. 1970)
1908 - Joseph Mitchell, writer
1908 - Bill Bowes, English cricketer (d. 1987)
1908 - Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian musician (d. 2003)
1913 - John Cairncross, linguist (5th Man)
1914 - Woody Strode, actor (Posse, Cotton Club, Vigilante, Scream)
1915 - David Napley, solicitor
1916 - Ko van Dijk Jr, Dutch actor (Zaak M P)
1916 - Lucien Saulnier, Quebec politician (d. 1989)
1917 - Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1990)
1918 - Nan Grey, [Eschal Miller], actress (3 Grief Girl, Dracula's Daughters)
1918 - Jane Frank, American artist (d. 1986)
1919 - Hubert Booi, Bonairian poet (Golgotha/Muchila)
1920 - Rosalind Franklin, English scientist (d. 1958)
1921 - John Christopherson, artist/collector
1923 - Maria Gripe, Swedish writer (d. 2007)
1924 - Estelle Getty, NYC, actress (Sophia Petrillo-Golden Girls)
1924 - Frank Church, (Sen-D-Id, 1957-81)
1925 - Alistair Taylor, cricketer (one Test as opening bat for S Afr 1956)
1925 - Jerry Paris, SF Calif, director/actor (Jerry-Dick Van Dyke Show)
1926 - Teodor Grigoriu, composer
1926 - Whitey Lockman, American baseball player
1927 - Midge Decter, St Paul Minn, anti woman's lib (Liberated Woman...)
1927 - Stanley Dancer, harness racer (4 Hambletonians, 3 Trot Triple Crown)
1927 - Daniel Ceccaldi, French actor (d. 2003)
1927 - Sadiq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani politician (d. 2000)
1928 - Keter Betts, American jazz bassist (d. 2005)
1928 - Mario Montenegro, Filipino actor (d. 1988)
1929 - Somnath Chatterjee, Indian communist leader
1929 - Eddie Mazur, Canadian hockey player (d. 1995)
1930 - Maureen Forrester, Montreal Canada, contralto (Ressurection Symphony)
1930 - Murray Chapple, cricketer (NZ Test batsman through the 1950's)
1930 - Alice Parizeau, Polish-born Quebec writer and essayist (d. 1990)
1930 - Annie Ross, British jazz singer
1931 - Cornelis P van Dijk, Dutch minister of the Interior
1932 - Gibson N Kente, composer
1932 - Paul Joseph Weitz, Erie Pennsylvania, astronaut (Skylab 2, STS 6)
1934 - Claude Zidi, French film director and screenwriter
1935 - Adnan Khashoggi, Saudi businessman/billionaire/arms dealer
1935 - Barbara Harris, [Sandra Mankwitz], actress (Plaza Suite, Family Plot)
1935 - Larry Sherry, American baseball player (d. 2006)
1935 - Lars Werner, Swedish communist leader
1936 - Gerry Ashmore, British racing driver
1936 - Glenn Murcutt, Australian architect
1937 - Colin Renfrew, English archeologist
1939 - Richard Akre Trythall, composer
1940 - John Pennel, pole vaulter (James E Sullivan Award-1963)
1941 - Nate Thurmond, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1941 - Raul Ruiz, Puerto Mott Chile, actor (Lexot, Capitolo 66)
1941 - Peter Suschitzky, Polish-British cinematographer
1941 - Emmett Till, American murder victim (d. 1955)
1942 - Felix Ph Ingold, writer
1943 - Janet Margolin, NYC, actress (Take the Money & Run, David & Lisa)
1943 - Jim McCarty, Liverpool, rock drummer (Yardbirds-For Your Love)
1943 - Roy Acuff Jr, rocker
1944 - Helga I "Mijanou" van Baarzel, Dutch actress (Klaverweide-Alicia)
1944 - Molly Bennett Aiken, founder (riding for the handicapped)
1944 - Tom Dawes, rocker
1945 - Donna Theodore, Broadway singer (Hollywood Talent Scouts)
1946 - John Gibson, American media host
1948 - Brian M[ichael] Stableford, UK, sci-fi author (Day of Wrath)
1948 - Steve Goodman, Chicago, singer/songwriter (Somebody Elses Trouble)
1950 - Mark Clarke, rocker (Uriah Heep)
1951 - Vanessa, [Conny Witteman], Dutch model/singer
1951 - Verdine White, US bassist (Earth, Wind & Fire)
1952 - "Gorgeous" Jimmy Garvin, [Williams], NWA/WCW/AWA wrestler
1954 - Ken Greer, rock guitarist (Red Rider)
1954 - Lynn Frederick, Middlesex England, actress (Schizophrenia)
1954 - Walter Payton, NFL running back (Chicago Bears)
1955 - Bantubonke Holomisa, minister of Defense of Transkei (1988- )
1955 - Kike Elomaa, Finnish bodybuilder
1956 - Iman, [Abdulmajid], Mogadishu Somalia, model/actress (Star Trek 6)
1957 - Bogdan Musiol, German DR, bobsled (Olympic-bronze-1980)
1957 - Daniel W Bursch, Bristol PA, Lt Cmdr USN/Astronaut (STS 51, 68, 77)
1957 - Ray Billingsley, comic strip cartoonist (Curtis)
1957 - Roger Clinton, singer, President Clinton's half-brother
1958 - Henk Wanders, Dutch bassist (Frank Boeijen Group)
1958 - Thurston Moore, US guitarist/songwriter (Sonic Youth)
1960 - Alain Robidoux, Canadian snooker player
1961 - Katherine Kelly Lang, LA Calif, actress (Brooke-Bold & Beautiful)
1961 - Bobbie Eakes, American actress
1962 - Doug Drabek, Victoria TX, pitcher (Houston Astros, NY Yankees)
1962 - Mike Buncic, Patterson NJ, discus thrower
1963 - Denis Coderre, French Canadian politician
1963 - Julian Hodgson, English chess player
1964 - Jose Bautista, Bani Dom Rep, pitcher (SF Giants)
1964 - Tony Granato, Downers Grove, NHL left wing (LA Kings)
1965 - Illeana Douglas, Mass, actress (Picture Perfect, To Die For, Hacks)
1965 - Marty Brown, Owensboro Ky, country singer (Wildest Dreams)
1965 - Tom Dvorak, Braunschwieg GER, Canada equestrian dressage (Olympics-96)
1965 - Torey Lovullo, Santa Monica CA, infielder (Oakland A's)
1966 - Elke Jeinsen, Hanover Germany, playmate (May, 1993)
1966 - Maureen Herman, American bassist
1966 - Lynda Lemay, French Canadian singer
1966 - Christine C. Quinn, American politician
1967 - Dave Jareckie, Mexico City Mexico, US biathelete (Olympics-1994)
1967 - Ed Sprague, Castro Valley CA, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
1967 - Matt LeBlanc, actor (Joey Tribbiani-Friends)
1967 - Wendy Raquel Robinson, American actress
1967 - Tommy Skjerven, Norwegian football referee
1969 - Andrea Wieland, Atlanta GA, field hockey goaltender (Olympics-96)
1969 - Angela Melini, Saigon, Vietnam, playmate (Jun, 1992)
1969 - Jon Barry, NBA guard (LA Lakers, Golden State Warriors)
1969 - Kevin Smith, NFL tight end (Oakland Raiders)
1969 - Trevor Peres, US, metal guitarist (Obituary-The End Complete)
1970 - Nicholas CEJ Windsor, son of English prince Edward, duke of Kent
1971 - Billy Wagner, Marion VA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
1971 - Pedro Martinez, Manoguayabo Dom Rep, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
1971 - Stacy Dawn Cenedese, Miss USA-Wyoming (1997)
1971 - Tracy Murray, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors, Wash Wizards)
1971 - Roger Creager, American country music singer-songwriter
1972 - Craig Howard, Redding California, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Rolex)
1972 - Kevin Roberts, cricketer (NSW middle-order batsman since 1994-95)
1973 - Dani Filth, British singer (Cradle of Filth)
1973 - David Denman, American actor
1973 - Kevin Phillips, English footballer
1973 - Mur Lafferty, American podcaster and writer
1974 - Lysa Jackson, Miss South Carolina USA (1996)
1974 - Todd Fuller, NBA center (SF Warriors)
1974 - Kenzo Suzuki, Japanese professional wrestler
1975 - Jay R Ferguson Jr, Dallas Tx, actor (Taylor Newton-Evening Shade)
1975 - Jean-Claude Darcheville, French footballer
1976 - Jovica Tasevski-Eternijan, Macedonian poet
1976 - Tera Patrick, American pornographic actress
1976 - Javier Vázquez, Puerto Rican baseball player
1977 - Kenny Thomas, American basketball player
1978 - Caroline Nicole Brigman, Miss South Carolina Teen USA (1997)
1978 - Louise Joy Brown, Oldham England, world's 1st "test tube baby",,19820725::"Brad Renfro, actor (Client)
1978 - Gerard Warren, American football player
1979 - Amy Adams, American singer
1979 - Allister Carter, English professional snooker player
1980 - Toni Vilander, Finnish racing driver
1980 - Diam's, French rapper
1980 - Shawn Riggans, American baseball player
1982 - Conor Casey, American soccer player
1981 - Jani Rita, Finnish ice hockey player
1982 - Brad Renfro, American actor (d. 2008)
1982 - Monde Zondeki, South African cricketer
1984 - Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Greek basketball player
1985 - James Lafferty, American actor
1985 - Jasmine Lennard, English model
1985 - Nelson Piquet Jr., Brazilian race car driver
1987 - Michael Welch, American actor
1988 - Heather Marks, Canadian model
1988 - Anthony Stokes, Irish footballer
1989 - Noel Callahan, Canadian actor



Deaths on July 25

306 - Gaius Flavius V Constantius, under-emperor of Rome 297-306, dies
1409 - King Martin I of Sicily
1471 - John Soreth, French general, dies
1492 - Innocent VII, [Giovanni B Cibo], Italian Pope (1484-92), dies
1539 - Lorenzo Campeggi(east), archbishop of Bologna/diplomat, dies at 65
1564 - Ferdinand I, German Emperor (1558-64), dies at 61
1570 - Ivan Viskovati, chancellor of Russia, executed
1580 - Baltazar Alvarez, Spanish jesuit/writer, dies at 47
1593 - Steven Haghen, navigator/governor of Ambon (1617-18), dies at 61
1616 - Andreas Libavius, German alchemist, dies
1624 - Steven van der Haghen, admiral/gov on Ambon 1617-8, dies at about 61
1643 - Robert Pierrepont, 1st Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull, English statesman (b. 1584)
1675 - Nicolas Saboly, composer, dies at 61
1676 - François Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French writer (b. 1604)
1681 - Urian Oakes, English-born President of Harvard University (b. 1631)
1721 - Geleyn Evertsen, lt-admiral of Zealand, dies at 66
1739 - Johannes van der Hagen, vicar/genealogy/chronologist, dies at 73
1759 - Johann C Altnikol, German organist/klavecinist/composer, dies at 39
1759 - Theodoor Verhaegen, Flemish sculptor, dies
1790 - Johann Bernhard Basedow, German education reformer (b. 1723)
1790 - William Livingston, Governor of New Jersey (b. 1723)
1791 - Isaac Low, American Continental Congressman (b. 1735)
1794 - Andrea-Marie Chenier, French poet (Avis aux Francais sur leurs), dies
1804 - William Forsyth, English gardening expert (Forsythia), dies
1814 - Charles Dibdin, composer, dies at 69
1826 - Pavel I Pestel, Russian officer, hanged at 33 [OS Jul 13]
1826 - Kondraty Fyodorovich Ryleyev, Russian poet and revolutionary (b. 1795)
1834 - S T Coleridge, writer, dies at 61
1834 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, British poet, dies at 61
1842 - Dominique Jean Larrey, French surgeon (b. 1766)
1843 - Charles Macintosh, Scottish chemist and inventor (b. 1766)
1853 - Joaquin Murietta, Chilian/Us military man, murdered
1853 - Joaquin Murieta, California outlaw
1857 - Joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova, composer, dies at 54
1861 - Jonas Furrer, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1805)
1864 - Clement Hoffman Stevens, Us banker/inventor/Conf brig-gen, dies at 42
1865 - "James Barry", military surgeon, first female Briton to become a qualified medical doctor
1866 - Aloys Schmitt, German music theory/composer/royal pianist, dies
1887 - John Taylor, American religious leader (b. 1808)
1911 - Filippo Capocci, composer, dies at 71
1912 - Lawrence Alma Tadema, Dutch/British painter, dies at 76
1918 - Carlos Guido y Spano, Argentine poet (Mexico, canto epico), dies
1918 - Franiska zu Reventlow, writer, dies at 47
1922 - Jarolslaw Zielinski, composer, dies at 75
1927 - Matilde Serao, [Tuffolina], Italian writer (Land of Cockayne), dies
1932 - Cyriel Buysse, Flemish baron/writer (It Bolleken), dies [or 1936]
1934 - Engelbert Dollfuss, Austrian chancellor assassinated by nazis
1934 - Nestor Makhno, Ukrainian anarchist (b. 1889)
1934 - François Coty, French perfume manufacturer (b. 1874)
1944 - Lesley J McNair, US lt-general, killed by US bomb at St-Lo
1946 - Narziss Oh, German psychology, dies
1952 - Herbert Murrill, composer, dies at 43
1955 - Ilmari Hannikainen, composer, dies at 62
1955 - Isaak Iosifovich Dunayevsky, composer, dies at 55
1958 - "Sensational" Sherri Martel, woman's wrestling champ (WWF)
1958 - Harry Warner, US movie pionier (Warner Bros), dies at 81
1959 - Isaac Halevi Herzog, chief rabbi of Israel (1936-59), dies at 71
1962 - Thibaudeau Rinfret, Canadian jurist and Chief Justice (b. 1879)
1963 - Ugo Cerletti, Italian neurologist (b. 1877)
1966 - Frank O'Hara, writer, dies at 40
1966 - Montgomery Clift, movie actor (From Here to Eternity), dies
1967 - W Gombrowicz, writer, dies at 62
1969 - Douglas Stuart Moore, composer, dies at 75
1971 - Leroy Robertson, composer, dies at 74
1973 - Louis Stephen St. Laurent, 12th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1882)
1974 - Walter Brennan, actor (Real McCoys), dies at 79
1980 - Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian poet, singer, and actor (b. 1938)
1981 - Ian Martin, actor (Uncle Bill-O'Neills), dies at 69
1982 - Beene Dubbelboer, writer (Turfgasgenerator), dies at 76
1982 - Hal Foster, Canadian-American cartoonist (Prince Valiant) (b. 1892)
1983 - Jerome Moross, US composer (Frankie & Johnny), dies at 69
1984 - Bryan Hextall, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1913)
1984 - Big Mama Thornton, American singer (b. 1926)
1986 - Theodore H "Ted" Lyons, pitcher (Chic White Sox), dies at 85
1986 - Vincente Minnelli, director (Gigi, Goodbye Charlie), dies in LA at 76
1987 - Malcolm Baldrige, Secretary of Commerce, dies of internal injuries
1989 - Steve Rubell, American night club owner (b. 1943)
1991 - Brian Haines, actor (Adv of Robin Hood, It), dies at 70
1991 - Kaganovitch, Russian minister of Transport for Stalin, dies
1991 - Toni Gerry, actress (Bullet for Joey, Lust for Life), dies at 61
1992 - Alfred Drake, Broadway actor (Oklahoma), dies of heart failure at 78
1992 - Hope Miller, actress (Bwana Devil), dies of breast cancer at 63
1993 - Nan Grey, actress (Invisible Man Returns), dies on 75th birthday
1994 - John M Dengler, jazz Bass Sax/Trumpet/Trombone, dies at 67
1995 - Charlie Rich, country singer (Lonely Weekends), dies at 62
1995 - Janice Elliott, novelist, dies at 63
1995 - Osvaldo Pugliese, musician/composer, dies at 89
1996 - Raymond O'Malley, teacher, dies at 87
1997 - Ben Hogan, golfer (Masters, Brit Open, US Open-1953), dies at 84
1997 - Dora Maar, Picasso model/companion, dies at 89
1997 - Margaret Farrer, midwife, dies at 83
1998 - Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist (b. 1921)
2002 - Abdur Rahman Badawi, Egyptian existentialist philosopher (b. 1917)
2003 - Ludwig Bölkow, German aeronautical engineer (b. 1912)
2003 - Erik Brann, American musician (Iron Butterfly) (b. 1950)
2003 - John Schlesinger, British film director (b. 1926)
2005 - Albert Mangelsdorff, German jazz trombonist (b. 1928)
2006 - Carl Brashear, first African-American U.S Navy Master Diver (b. 1931)
2007 - Bernd Jakubowski, German goalkeeper (b. 1952)
2007 - Jesse Marunde, American strongman competitor (b. 1979)
2008 - Randy Pausch, American professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, known for his "Last Lecture" (b. 1960)
2008 - Tracy Hall, American inventor (b. 1919)
2008 - Jeff Fehring, Australian rules footballer (b. 1955)
2009 - Harry Patch, the last surviving soldier to have served in the Trenches in World War I, dies aged 111. (b. 1898)
2009 - Vernon Forrest, Professional boxer, 2-division world champion (b. 1971)
2009 - Alexis Cohen, American Idol contestant (unsuccessful), viral phenomenon (b. 1984)
2009 - Yasmin Ahmad, Malaysian film director, writer and scriptwriter (b. 1958)
2010 - Redford White, Filipino comedian (b. 1955)



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History, Births, and Deaths for July 26


657 - Battle of Siffin.
811 - Battle at Pliska: Bulgarian under monarch Krum beat Byzantine
920 - Rout of an alliance of Christian troops from Navarre and Léon against the Muslims at Pamplona.
1267 - Inquistion forms in Rome under pope Clement IV
1309 - Henry VII is recognized King of the Romans by Pope Clement V.
1469 - Wars of the Roses: Battle of Edgecote Moor - Pitting the forces of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick against those of King Edward IV.
1497 - "Edward IV's son" Perkin Warbecks army lands in Cork
1499 - Alonso dhe Ojeda discovers Curacao Island
1519 - Pizarro receives royal charter for S American west coast
1524 - James I (12) becomes king of Scotland
1529 - Francisco Pizarro appointed governor of Peru
1576 - Muitende Spanish troops conquer Aalst
1579 - Francis Drake leaves SF to cross Pacific Ocean
1588 - John Hawkins becomes a knight
1656 - Rembrandt declares he is insolvent
1663 - France annexes Venaissin
1678 - England & Netherlands signs treaty: sending ultimatum to France
1757 - Battle at Hastenbeck: French army beats duke of Cumberland
1758 - British battle fleet under gen James Wolfe conquerors Louisbourg
1759 - French troops vacate Ticonderoga NY
1760 - Austrian troops occupy Fort Glatz Silezie
1775 - United States Post Office (U.S.P.O.) created in Philadelphia under Benjamin Franklin
1788 - NY becomes 11th state to ratify constitution
1788 - Sydney, Australia settled by British colonists
1790 - US passes Assumption bill making US responsible for state debts
1803 - The Surrey Iron Railway, arguably the world's first public railway, opens in south London.
1805 - Naples/Calabria struck by Earthquake; about 26,000 die
1822 - Secret meeting of Simon Bolivar & Jose de San Martin
1826 - Vilnus Lithuanian riots cause death of many Jews
1832 - HMS Beagle anchors in Montevideo
1835 - 1st sugar cane plantation started in Hawaii
1847 - Liberia declares independence from American Colonization Society
1847 - Moses Garrish Farmer builds 1st miniature train for children to ride
1848 - 1st Woman's Rights Convention (Senecca Falls NY)
1858 - Baron Lionel de Rothschild is 1st Jew elected to British Parliament
1863 - Battle of Salineville OH, John Hunt Morgan & 364 troops surrender
1864 - -31] Riot at McCook's to Lovejoy Station GA, US600 CS---
1864 - -31] Riot at Stoneman's to Macon GA, US1000 CS---
1864 - Battle at Ezra Chapel (Church), Georgia [Hood's Third Sortie]
1865 - Patrick Francis Healy is 1st black awarded PhD (Louvain Belgium)
1866 - Canoe Club opens in England
1878 - In California, the poet and American West outlaw calling himself "Black Bart" makes his last clean getaway when he steals a safe box from a Wells Fargo stagecoach. The empty box will be found later with a taunting poem inside.
1881 - French marines occupy Tunisian harbor city Sfax
1882 - Richard Wagner's opera "Parsifal," premieres in Beirut
1887 - 1st Esperanto book published
1891 - Henry James' "American," premieres in London
1891 - France annexes Tahiti.
1897 - 37.5 cm rainfall at Jewell, Maryland (state record)
1902 - Australia beat England by 3 runs at Old Trafford
1908 - Predecessor of the FBI is created by the Department of Justice
1908 - United States Attorney General Charles Joseph Bonaparte issues an order to immediately staff the Office of the Chief Examiner (later renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation).
1914 - Austrian-Hungary condemns Serbian ultimatum
1914 - British Min of Navy Winston Churchill orders British fleet to remain
1914 - German chief of staff/gen von Moltke states ultimatum on Belgium
1915 - International School for Wijsbegeerte forms
1917 - J Edgar Hoover gets job on ministry of Justice
1918 - Race riot in Philadelphia (3 whites & 1 black killed)
1926 - National Bar Association incorporates
1926 - Philippines govt asks US to plebiscite for independence
1928 - Gene Tunney TKOs Tom Heeney in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1928 - Yanks score 11 runs in 12th beating Tigers 12-1
1933 - Joe Dimaggio ends 61 game hitting streak in Pacific Coast League
1936 - The Axis Powers decide to intervene in the Spanish Civil War.
1937 - End of the Battle of Brunete in the Spanish Civil War.
1938 - 1st radio broadcast of "Young Widder Brown" on NBC
1939 - Yankee catcher Bill Dickey hits 3 consecutive HRs
1941 - 1st Dutch Austrians depart Hague
1941 - US embargo on oil-export to Japan
1942 - RAF bombs Hamburg
1942 - RC churches protest, Dutch bishops stand against spread of Judaism
1943 - 120°F (49°C), Tishmoningo, Oklahoma (state record)
1943 - Otto Skorzeny's commando group arrives in Rome
1944 - Japanese suicide attack on US lines in Guam
1944 - Russian troops arrive in Weichsel
1944 - US offensive at St-Lo/2nd Armour div occupies St Gilles
1944 - The first German V-2 rocket hits Great Britain.
1945 - After Labour landslide in general election, Clement Attlee becomes PM
1945 - Declaration of Potsdam: US/Brit/China demands Japanese surrender
1945 - Japanese govt disregards US ultimatum
1945 - US cruiser Indianapolis reaches Tinian with atom bomb
1945 - Winston Churchill resigns as Britain's PM
1946 - President Truman orders desegregation of all US forces
1946 - Aloha Airlines began service from Honolulu International Airport
1947 - Department of Defense forms
1947 - National Security Act establishes CIA
1948 - "Babe Ruth Story," premieres, Babe Ruth's last public appearance
1948 - 1st black host of a network show-CBS' Bob Howard Show
1948 - Leo Durocher returns to Ebbets Field as a NY Giant
1948 - Pres Truman issues Executive Order No. 9981 directing "equality of treatment & opportunity" in armed forces
1949 - WCPO TV channel 9 in Cincinnati, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
1950 - Dodgers' Jim Russell is 1st to switch-hits HRs twice in a game
1950 - KNIL (Royal Dutch East Indies Army) unites
1951 - Netherlands ends state of war with Germany
1952 - King Farouk I of Egypt abdicates [Black Saturday]
1952 - Mickey Mantle hits his 1st grand-slammer
1953 - Cuban pirate radio station's 1st transmission at Santiago de Cuba
1953 - Fidel Castro begins rebellion, the "26th of July Movement," against Fulgenico Batista's regime
1953 - Arizona Governor John Howard Pyle orders an anti-polygamy law enforcement crackdown on residents of Short Creek, Arizona, which becomes known as the Short Creek Raid.
1954 - WCET TV channel 48 in Cincinnati, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1955 - 37th PGA Championship: Doug Ford at Meadowbrook CC Detroit
1955 - Last day as Test Cricket umpire for Frank Chester
1955 - Ted Allen throws a record 72 consecutive horseshoe ringers
1956 - Egypt seizes Suez Canal
1957 - Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 200
1957 - USSR launches 1st intercontinental multistage ballistic missile
1957 - Carlos Castillo Armas, dictator of Guatemala, is assassinated
1958 - Army launches 4th US successful satellite, Explorer IV
1959 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Western Golf Open
1960 - Italian govt of Fanfani forms
1962 - Maria Oeljanov, 1st airship with nuclear missiles, arrives in Cuba
1962 - Milwaukee Brave Warren Spahn sets HR record of 31 by a pitcher
1963 - Skopje, Yugoslavia, destroyed by earthquake, kills 1,000+
1963 - US Syncom 2, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, launched
1963 - The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development votes to admit Japan.
1964 - Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Women's Golf Open
1964 - Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa convicted of fraud & conspiracy
1964 - Train from Povoa de Varzin, Portugal derails near Oporto, 94 die
1964 - US union leader James Hoffa sentenced for fraud
1965 - Republic of Maldives gains independence from Britain (Natl Day)
1966 - WRLH TV channel 31 in Lebanon, NH (NBC) begins broadcasting
1966 - Lord Gardiner issues the Practice Statement in the House of Lords stating that the House is not bound to follow its own previous precedent.
1967 - Twins beat Yanks 3-2 in 18
1969 - Sharon Sites Adams, 39, becomes 1st lady to solo sail the Pacific
1970 - Reds Johnny Bench hits 3 consecutive HRs of Phillies Steve Carlton
1971 - Apollo 15 launched (Scott & Irwin) to 4th manned landing on Moon
1973 - Peter Shaffers "Equus," premieres in London
1974 - France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1974 - USSR's Soyuz fails to dock with Salyut 3
1975 - Soyuz 18B returns to Earth
1977 - USSR performs underground nuclear Test
1978 - France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1978 - Johnny Bench hits his 300th career home run
1979 - Estimated 109 cm (43") of rain falls in Alvin, TX (national record)
1981 - 2 climbers fall 550 m down cliff near Angel Falls, Venezuela
1981 - 36th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Pat Bradley
1981 - NY Mayor Ed Koch is given Heimlich maneuver in a Chinese restaurant
1982 - Canada's Anik D1 Comsat launched by US Delta rocket
1982 - Karen Dianne Baldwin, 18, of Canada, crowned 31st Miss Universe
1983 - Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating for STS-8
1983 - Jarmila Kratochvilova of Czech sets 800m woman's record (1:53.28)
1983 - Light flashes seen on Jupiter moon Io
1984 - Expos Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with his 3,052nd single
1984 - Kuhn announces Vida Blue is suspended due to cocaine conviction
1984 - Pitcher Vida Blue suspended for rest of 1984 due to drug use
1986 - Lebanese kidnappers released Rev Lawrence Martin Jenco
1987 - Catfish Hunter Billy Williams & Ray Dandridge inducted in Baseball HOF
1987 - Stephen Roche wins Tour de France
1988 - Mike Schmidt sets NL record appearing in 2,155 games at 3rd base, as Phillies & NY Mets end that game at 2:13 AM
1990 - General Hospital tapes its 7,000th episode
1990 - President Bush signs Americans With Disabilities Act
1990 - US beats Soviet Union 17-0 in baseball at Goodwill Games
1991 - CFL assumes ownership of Ottawa Rough Riders
1991 - Expo's Mark Gardner no hits Dodgers for 9 innings, but loses in 10th
1991 - Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman) is arrested in Florida, for exposing himself at an adult movie theater
1992 - "Man of La Mancha" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 108 perfs
1992 - 47th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan
1992 - England honors her dead soldiers in the Falkland Is war
1992 - Kiss Guitarist Paul Stanley weds Pamela Bowen
1992 - Nolan Ryan strikes out his 100th batter for 23rd consecutive seasons
1992 - Rocker Paul Stanley (Kiss) weds model Pamela Bowen
1993 - Boeing 737-500 crashes in South Korea, 66 killed
1993 - Mars Observer takes 1st photo of Mars, from 5 billion km
1994 - Cambodia's Red Khmer surprise attack on train, kills 13
1994 - Turkish air force bombs Kurds, struggle in Iraq, 70 killed
1998 - 19th US Senior Golf Open ends at Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Calif
2005 - Space Shuttle program: STS-114 Mission - Launch of Discovery, NASA's first scheduled flight mission after the Columbia Disaster in 2003.
2005 - Mumbai, India receives 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, bringing the city to a halt for over 2 days.
2005 - Samir Geagea, the Lebanese Forces (LF) leader, is released after spending 11 years in a solitary confinement. His release came after the end of the Syrian occupation to Lebanon.



Births on July 26

1030 - Stanislaus of Szczepanów, St. Stanislaw (d. 1079)
1467 - Ferdinand II, King of Naples
1678 - Joseph I Habsburg, German king/Roman catholic emperor (1705-11)
1694 - Johann Samuel Endler, composer
1739 - George Clinton, NY, (D-R) 4th VP (1805-12)
1782 - John Field, Dublin Ireland, pianist/composer (Nocturnes)
1791 - Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, 6th child of Austrian composer WAM
1796 - George Catlin, US, author/painter (American Indian scenes)
1799 - Isaac Babbitt, invented babbitt's metal for bearings
1801 - John Drake Sloat, Ret Major General Comm (Union Navy), died in 1867
1802 - Winthrop Mackworth Praed, London, poet/politician
1802 - Mariano Arista, President of Mexico (d. 1855)
1805 - Constantine Brumidi, artist (Myrtle Murdock)
1820 - John Marshall Jones, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1829 - August Beernaert, Belgian premier (1884-94) (Nobel-1909)
1842 - Alfred Marshall, London, economist
1846 - Texas Jack Omohundro, American frontier scout, actor, and cowboy (d. 1880)
1855 - Ferdinand Tönnies, German sociologist (d. 1936)
1856 - George Bernard Shaw, Dublin Ire, dramatist (Pygmalion-Nobel 1925)
1858 - Tommy Garrett, cricketer (original Australian Test player)
1860 - Philippe J Bunau-Varilla, French engineer (Colombia-Panama)
1863 - Jazeps Witols, composer
1865 - Philipp Scheidemann, German Parliament (SPD)/mayor of Kassel
1866 - Francesco Cilea, composer
1872 - George Louis Beer, historian (authority on British colonies)
1874 - Serge Koussevitzky, Vishny-Volotchok, Russia conductor (Boston Symp)
1875 - Carl Gustav Jung, Switzerland, doctor (founded analytic psychology)
1875 - Antonio Machado, Spanish poet (d. 1939)
1876 - Ernest Schelling, Belvidere NJ, composer/conductor (Victory Ball)
1877 - Hubert Ahaus, missionary (Harvest Fields)
1880 - Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Ukrainian statesman (d. 1951)
1881 - Alexander J Kropholler, architect
1885 - Andre Maurois, Elbeuf, France, novelist/biographer
1886 - Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (d. 1965)
1888 - M Jouhandeau, writer
1891 - Jacques Pirenne, Belgian historian
1892 - Philipp Jarnach, composer
1892 - Sam Jones, American baseball player (d. 1966)
1893 - George Grosz, German painter (Gott mit uns)
1894 - Aldous L Huxley, Surrey England, author (Brave New World)
1894 - Ludovicus J Rogier, Dutch historian (Henric van Veldeken)
1895 - Jerry Verno, London England, actor (River of Unrest, Sweeney Todd)
1895 - Robert Graves, London England, writer/poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26]
1895 - Jane Bunford, Britain's tallest-ever person (d. 1922)
1896 - Charles Butterworth, US, lawyer/actor (Mad Genius)
1896 - Evelyn Preer, US actress (Homesteader, Spider's Webs)
1896 - Henry Birkin, British racing driver (d. 1933)
1897 - Paul Gallico, NY, novelist
1899 - Carel C van Essen, Dutch archaeologist (Italian & Roman art)
1899 - Danton Walker, Mariette Ga, columnist (Broadway Spotlight)
1901 - John Bleifer, Zawiercie Poland, actor (Highway to Heaven)
1902 - Gracie Allen, SF Calif, Mrs George Burns/comedian (Burns & Allen)
1903 - Donald Voorhees, Allentown Pa, conductor (Bell Telephone Hour)
1904 - Jack Allan Westrup, composer
1906 - Armando Jose Fernandes, composer
1906 - Irena Iłłakowicz, Polish agent of Intelligence (d. 1943)
1907 - Gioconda de Vito, violinist
1907 - Istvan Pelle, Hungary, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1932)
1908 - Salvador Allende Gossens, Chile's last elected president (1970-73)
1909 - Gerardina I "Diny" van Amstel, Dutch actress (Dijntje & Trijntje)
1909 - Peter Thorneycroft, British politician (d. 1994)
1909 - Vivian Vance, Cherryvale Kansas, American actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy) (d. 1979)
1912 - Derek Riches, diplomat
1913 - Lou Salica, US, flyweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1932)
1914 - Ralph Hunsecker Blane, songwriter
1914 - Erskine Hawkins, American musician and bandleader (d. 1993)
1914 - Ellis Kinder, American baseball player (d. 1968)
1917 - Bertil Nordahl, Sweden, soccer player (Olympic-gold-1948)
1917 - Richard Desborough Burnell, England, double sculls (Olympic-gold-1948)
1918 - Marjorie Lord, American actress
1919 - James Lovelock, scientist
1919 - Kenneth Snowman, antiquarian
1919 - Virginia Gilmore, American actress (d. 1986)
1920 - Bob Waterfield, NFL QB (Rams)
1921 - Jean Shepherd, American writer (d. 1999)
1922 - Andrzej Koszewski, composer
1922 - Blake Edwards, OK, writer/director (10, SOB, Breakfast at Tiffany's)
1922 - Frank Price, CEO (British Waterways Board)
1922 - Jason Robards Jr, Chicago, actor (A Thousand Clowns, Any Wednesday)
1922 - Marjorie Lord, SF Calif, actress (Kathy-Danny Thomas Show)
1923 - Peter Carey, permanent secretary (DTI)
1923 - [James] Hoyt Wilhelm, knuckleball pitcher (Orioles)
1923 - Jan Berenstain, American author
1924 - Elias Motsoaledi, South African Umkhonto we Sizwe-commandant
1924 - John Kilgour, director of prison medical services (Home Office)
1924 - Louis Bellson, Rock Falls Ill, orch leader (Pearl Bailey Show)
1925 - Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish doctor, researcher and politician (d. 2000)
1926 - Barbara Jefford, actress (Saint, Reunion, Ulysses)
1926 - Don Carter, bowling great (1st PBA president)
1926 - James Best, Corydon Ind, actor (Savages, Sounder, Rolling Thunder)
1926 - James Best, American actor
1926 - Ana María Matute, Spanish author
1927 - G S Ramchand, cricketer (valuable all-rounder in 33 Tests for India)
1927 - M H W Wells, CEO (Charterhouse Japhet)
1928 - Hans Haselbock, composer
1928 - Stanley Kubrick, Bronx NY, director (2001, Dr Strangelove, Lolita)
1928 - Tadeusz Baird, Polish composer (Giocosa)
1928 - Don Beauman, British racing driver (d. 1955)
1928 - Ibn-e-Safi, Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet (d. 1980)
1928 - Peter Lougheed, Canadian politician
1929 - Alexis Weissenberg, Sofia Bulgaria, pianist (Levintritt-1948)
1929 - Jean Shepherd, humorist (Playboy satire Award 1966, 1967, 1969)
1929 - Marc Lalonde, French Canadian politician
1930 - Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes
1931 - A M F (Sandy) Ross, managing-director (Mary Quant)
1931 - Takashi Ono, Japan, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1956, 60)
1933 - Lance Percival, actor/singer (Darling Lili, Our Miss Fred)
1934 - Anthony Gilbert, composer
1936 - Antonio Mastrogiovanni, composer
1936 - Kathryn Hays, NYC, actress (Kim Hughes-As the World Turns)
1936 - Mary Millar, English actress (d. 1998)
1938 - Keith Peters, physician
1938 - Peter Hall, diplomat
1938 - Darlene Love, American singer
1939 - J W Howard, Prime Minister of Australia
1940 - Brian Mawhinney, chairman (British Conservative Party)
1940 - Mary Jo Kopechne, Ted Kennedy's d®iving buddy
1940 - Dobie Gray, American singer
1940 - Tolis Voskopoulos, Greek singer
1941 - Bobby Hebb, Nashville Tn, country singer/songwriter (Sunny)
1941 - Brenton Wood, Shreveport La, rocker (Gimme Little Sign)
1941 - Darlene Love, singer/actress (Lethal Weapon)
1942 - Dobie Gray, Brookshire Tx, singer (In Crowd)
1942 - Vladimír Mečiar, Slovak prime minister
1942 - Teddy Pilette, Belgian racing driver
1943 - Mick Jagger, English, rock vocalist (Rolling Stones)
1943 - Peter Hyams, director (2010, Capricorn 1, Relic, Timecop)
1943 - Roger Smalley, composer
1944 - Kiel Martin, Pitts Pa, actor (Det LaRue-Hill Street Blues)
1944 - Micki J King, springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1972)
1944 - Rimantas Antanas-Antonovich Stankiavichus, Russian cosmonaut
1945 - Linda Harrison, Berlin Md, actress (Bracken's World, Planet of Apes)
1946 - Anne Wright, Vice-Chancellor (Sunderland U)
1946 - Helen Mirren, [Eleni Mironova], England, actress (Cook Thief Wife, Madness of King George)
1947 - Pauline Clare, Chief Constable (Lancashire)
1948 - Norair Nurikian, Bulgari, bantam weight (Olympic-gold-1972, 76)
1949 - Roger Taylor, British rock drummer (Queen-Bohemian Rhapsody)
1949 - William M Shepherd, Oak Ridge Tn, Capt USN/astronaut (STS 27, 41, 52)
1950 - Paul McHale, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
1950 - Susan George, London England, actress (Straw Dogs, Mandingo)
1950 - Nelinho, Brazilian footballer
1950 - Rich Vogler, American race car driver (d. 1990)
1951 - Robert Edwin Wadkins, Richmond VA, PGA golfer (1994 Kemper Open-2nd)
1951 - William Surles "Bill" McArthur Jr, NC, astro (STS 58, 74, sk: 92)
1952 - Ludmila Maslakova, USSR, relay runner (Olympic-silver-1980)
1952 - Scott David Cook, Glendale Ca, CEO (Intuit-Quicken)
1953 - Robert Phillips, classical guitarist
1954 - Lawrence Watt-Evans, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Sword of Bheleu)
1954 - Vitas Gerulaitis, Brooklyn NY, tennis star (Australia 1987)
1955 - Nicholas Walker, Bogota Col, actor (Capitol, Jimmy-General Hospital)
1956 - Dorothy Hamill, Riverside Ct, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1976)
1956 - Tommy Rich, American professional wrestler
1957 - Jeff Blatnick, Schenectady NY, wrestling (Oly-gold-1984)
1957 - Nana Visitor, [Tucker], actress (Deep Space 9)
1957 - Wayne Desmond Grady, Brisbane Australia, PGA golfer (1990 PGA)
1957 - Wayne Grady, Brisbane QLD, Australasia golfer
1957 - Yuen Biao, Hong Kong actor
1957 - Hart Hanson, American television writer and producer
1958 - Ramona Neubert, German DR, long jumper/pentathlete (Oly-4th-80)
1958 - Angela Hewitt, Canadian classical pianist
1959 - Kevin Spacey, South Orange NJ, actor (Dad, Henry & June, Darrow)
1959 - Rick Bragg, American writer
1960 - LaTaunya Pollard, East Chic Ind, (Olympics-1980, 84)
1960 - Mitch Kahn, San Clemente Calif, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
1961 - Andy Connel, rocker (Swingout Sister-Swingout)
1961 - Gary Cherone, Boston, heavy metal vocalist (Extreme-More Than Words)
1961 - Terri Nunn, rock vocalist (Berlin-Takes My Breath Away)
1961 - Yolanda Chen, Moscow Russia, triple jumper (indoor record)
1961 - Dimitris Saravakos, Greek footballer
1961 - Keiko Matsui, Japanese musician and composer
1962 - Galina Chistyakova, Russian jumper (world record 1988)
1962 - Jody Reed, Tampa FL, infielder (San Diego Padres)
1963 - Andrew C Timmons, Scottsdale Az, guitarist (Danger Danger-Screw It)
1963 - Marianne Berglund, Sweden, cyclist (1983 Ruffles Tour of Texas)
1964 - Jeremy Piven, NYC, actor (Spence-Ellen, Grosse Pointe Blank)
1964 - Sandra Bullock, Wash DC, actress (Speed, Net, Love & War)
1964 - Anne Provoost, Belgian author (In the Shadow of the Ark)
1964 - Ralf Metzenmacher, German painter and designer
1964 - Danny Woodburn, American actor
1965 - Jennifer Ashe, actress (As the World Turns)
1965 - Jim Lindberg, American musician (Pennywise)
1967 - David McKenzie, Footscray VIC, Australasia golfer
1967 - Anthony Durante, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
1967 - Tim Schafer, American computer game designer
1968 - Laura Leighton, Iowa City IA, actress (Sydney-Melrose Place)
1968 - Mike Mohler, Dayton OH, pitcher (Oakland A's)
1969 - Greg Colbrunn, Fontana CA, infielder (Florida Marlins)
1969 - Jonty Rhodes, South African cricket batsman (brilliant fielder)
1969 - Marc Boutte, NFL defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
1969 - Patrick Alfred Bates, St Louis MO, PGA golfer (1994 NIKE Dakota Open)
1970 - Kenny Wilhite, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1970 - Phil Alley, cricketer (NSW left-arm pace bowler)
1971 - Neus Avila, Lerida Spain, tennis star (Futures-Valencia-ESP 1995)
1971 - Reggie Carthon, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1971 - Khaled Mahmud, Former Bangladeshi cricketer
1972 - Ryan Christopherson, NFL running back (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1972 - Sean Graham, CFL slot back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1972 - Tydus Winans, NFL/CFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins, Roughriders)
1973 - Jean Francois Bergeron, St Jerome Quebec, boxer (Olympics-96)
1973 - Peter Heijsteek, soccer player (DFC/Dordrecht '90)
1973 - Kate Beckinsale, British actress
1973 - Lenka Šarounová, Czech astronomer
1974 - Bubba Wells, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
1974 - Dean Sturridge, English Footballer
1974 - Dan Konopka, American musician (OK Go)
1975 - Joe Smith, NBA forward (Golden State Warriors)
1976 - Brad Wilkins, American architect
1977 - Martin Laursen, Danish footballer
1977 - Rebecca St. James, Australian-born singer
1979 - Peter Sarno, Canadian ice hockey player
1979 - Mageina Tovah, American actress
1979 - Erik Westrum, American ice hockey player
1980 - Dave Baksh, Canadian guitarist (Sum 41)
1980 - Lee Dong-gun, South Korean actor
1981 - Abe Forsythe, Australian actor/director
1982 - Chez Starbuck, American actor
1983 - Roderick Strong, American professional wrestler
1983 - Delonte West, American basketball player
1984 - Kyriakos Ioannou, Cypriot high jumper
1985 - Gaël Clichy, French footballer
1985 - Audrey De Montigny, Quebec singer
1987 - Miriam McDonald, Canadian actress
1993 - Taylor Momsen, American actress



Deaths on July 26

796 - Offa, king of Mercia (75.-796)
811 - Nicephorus I, Byzantine Emperor (802-11), dies in battle
1342 - Charles I Robert van Anjou, King of Hungary (1307-42), dies
1380 - Emperor Komyo of Japan (b. 1322)
1471 - Paul II, [Pietro Barbo], Italian Pope (1464-71), dies at 54
1471 - Pope Paul II (b. 1417)
1533 - Atahualpo, Inca ruler, dies
1541 - Francisco Pizarro, Spanish explorer, murdered in Lima
1592 - Armand de Gontaut, baron de Biron, French soldier (b. 1524)
1611 - Horio Yoshiharu, Japanese warlord (b. 1542)
1630 - Charles Emanuel I, the Great, Duke of Savoy (Peace of Lyon), dies
1677 - Michael Franck, composer, dies at 68
1680 - John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, poet/courtier, dies
1684 - Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Italian mathematician (b. 1646)
1712 - Thomas Osborne, English PM (1690-94), dies at 80
1719 - Johann Georg Christian Storl, composer, dies at 43
1723 - Robert Bertie, 1st Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (b. 1660)
1728 - John Friend, physician/politician, dies
1770 - Michael Schevenstuhl, composer, dies at 65
1801 - Daniel Dal Barba, composer, dies at 86
1826 - Freidrich Wilhelm Weis, composer, dies at 82
1836 - Jose Melchor Gomiz y Colomer, composer, dies at 45
1863 - Samuel Houston, 1st Pres of Rep of Texas (1836-38, 41-44), dies at 70
1867 - King Otto of Greece (b. 1815)
1872 - Michele Carafa, composer, dies at 84
1881 - George Borrow, writer, dies
1910 - Philipus J Hoedemaker, theologist, dies at 71
1915 - James Murray, philologist, dies
1916 - Gellio Benevenuto Coronaro, composer, dies at 52
1918 - Eduard "Mick" Mannock, British WW I flyer (Victoria Cross), dies
1919 - Sir Edward Poynter, British painter (b. 1836)
1920 - Carlos Troyer, composer, dies at 83
1925 - William Jennings Bryan, lawyer (Scopes-monkey trial), dies at 65
1925 - Antonio Ascari, Italian racing driver (b. 1888)
1935 - Winsor McCay, American cartoonist (b. 1871)
1941 - Benjamin Whorf, anthropologist, dies
1941 - Marx Dormoy, French socialist, killed by a time bomb
1942 - Titus Brandsma, [Anno Sjoerd], Dutch Roman Catholic priest and philosopher (Dachau), dies
1942 - Roberto Arlt, Argentinian writer (b. 1900)
1944 - Reza Sjah Pahlawi, [Reza Chan], cossack officer/shah of Persia, dies
1946 - Morris Hirshfield, Polish/US painter, dies
1948 - Charles Mills, S Afr cricketer (Test v England 1891-92), dies
1952 - Maria Eva "Evita" Duarte Peron, Argentina's 1st lady, dies at 33
1953 - Nikolaos Plastiras, Greece premier (1945-50, 51-2), dies
1954 - Hans Lodeizen, [Johan Frederik], poet (Travel to Congo), dies at 26
1956 - Miguel Bernal Jiminez, composer, dies at 46
1957 - Carlos Castillo Armas, president of Guatemala, murdered
1959 - Manuel Altolaguirre, Spanish poet/publisher (Amor), dies at 54
1960 - Maud Menten, Canadian biochemist (b. 1879)
1960 - Cedric Gibbons, American art director (b. 1893)
1964 - Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, British politician, naval officer and racing driver (b. 1884)
1967 - Matthijs Vermeulen, Dutch composer/critic, dies at 79
1968 - Lilian Harvey, British actress (Congress Dances), dies
1969 - Raymond Walburn, actor (Spoilers, Dixie), dies after illness at 81
1970 - Claud Allister, actor (Kiss Me Kate, Quartet), dies at 81
1970 - Robert Taschereau, French Canadian lawyer and Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1896)
1973 - Mike Burke, Pres (NY Yankees)/dir (Madison Sq Garden), dies
1974 - Arthur K Watson, US businessman (IBM), dies at 55
1974 - Charlotte MT "Lotte" Bartschart, actress (Dolle Lola), dies at 82
1975 - Leigh Whipper, actor (Hidden Eye, Jungle Queen), dies at 98
1977 - Gena Branscombe, composer, dies at 95
1977 - Hans-Otto Borgmann, composer, dies at 75
1977 - Karac Plant, son of Robert Plant, dies of respratory failure at 6
1980 - Alan Hoskins, dies
1980 - Ibn-e-Safi, Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet (b. 1928)
1981 - Donald Lybbert, composer, dies at 58
1982 - Betty Walker, actress (Steve Lawrence Show), dies at 54
1984 - Ed "Psycho" Gein, mass murderer (Psycho based on him), dies at 78
1984 - George Gallup, pioneer of public opinion polls, dies
1986 - Averell Harriman, statesman, dies in Yorktown Heights, NY at 94
1987 - Joe Liggins, US composer (I've a Right to Cry), dies at 71
1988 - Fazlur Rahman Malik, Pakistani scholar (b. 1919)
1990 - Brent Mydland, rock keyboardist/vocalist (Grass Roots), dies at 38
1992 - Mary Wells, US soul singer (My Guy), dies at 49
1992 - Ron Webber, dies of cancer at 60
1993 - Daniel Fuchs, US, screenwriter (Hard Way), dies at 84
1993 - Matthew B Ridgway, US Army Chief of Staff (1953-55), dies at 98
1994 - Marino Iandioro, canned tomato pioneer, dies at 64
1994 - Thomas Davis, US movie editor/son of MGM-chief Frank D, dies at 26
1995 - Eleanore Griffin, screenwriter, dies
1995 - George Romney, politician, dead Heart attack, dies at 88
1995 - Jaime de Mora y Aragon, actor/publicist (Last Judgement), dies at 70
1995 - Laurindo Almeida, composer/guitarist, dies at 76
1995 - Raymond Mailloux, Quebec politician (b. 1918)
1996 - Arthur William Raynes McDonald, radar Pioneer/pilot, dies at 93
1996 - Evelyn Levine, composer, dies at 94
2000 - John Tukey, American statistician (b. 1915)
2001 - Rex Barber, American WWII aviator (b. 1917)
2001 - Peter von Zahn, German journalist (b. 1913)
2005 - Betty Astell, British actress (b. 1912)
2005 - Alexander Golitzen, American art director (b. 1908)
2005 - Jack Hirshleifer, American economist (b. 1925)
2005 - Gilles Marotte, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1945)
2007 - Lars Forssell, Swedish writer, member of the Swedish Academy (b. 1928)
2007 - John Normington, English actor (b. 1937)
2007 - Skip Prosser, American basketball coach (b. 1950)
2009 - Marcey Jacobson, American photographer (b. 1911)
2010 - Sivakant Tiwari, senior legal officer of the Singapore Legal Service (b. 1945)

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History, Births, and Deaths for July 27


432 - St Celestine I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1214 - 1st battle of Bouvines - King Philips II vs Emperor Otto IV
1230 - Treaty of San-Germano between Emperor Frederik II & Pope Gregory IX
1280 - Sogen Mugaku, founder of Engakuji temple arrives in Japan from China
1298 - Albert I, son of Rudolf of Habsburg, crowned Holy Roman Emperor
1298 - Roman Catholics German King Albrecht I von Habsburg installed
1360 - Danish King Waldemar IV destroys Visby Gotland
1365 - Isabella of England marries Enguerrand of Coucy at Windsor
1501 - Copernicus formally installed as canon of Frauenberg Cathedral
1549 - Jesuit priest Francis Xavier's ship reached Japan.
1563 - French army recaptures Le Havre
1586 - Sir Walter Raleigh brings 1st tobacco to England from Virginia
1641 - Prince Frederik Henry captures castle of Gennep
1643 - Cromwell defeats Royalist at Battle of Gainsborough
1655 - Jews of New Amsterdam petition for a Jewish cemetery
1655 - Netherlands & Brandenburg sign military treaty
1661 - Parliament confirms Navigation Act
1663 - English parliament accepts Staple Act
1689 - Battle of Killicrankie, Viscount Dundee defeats Whig General MacKay
1689 - Jacobite Scottish Highlanders defeat royal force at Killiecrankie
1694 - Bank of England granted 12 year charter by Act of Parliament
1713 - Russia & Turkey sign peace treaty
1714 - Battle at Hango (Hangut): Russians beat Swedish fleet
1714 - English Queen Anne fires premier Robert Haley
1720 - The second important victory of the Russian Navy - the Battle of Grengam.
1789 - Congress establishes Dept of Foreign Affairs (State dept)
1794 - Coup of thermidor/fall of Robespierre in Paris
1795 - Spain & France sign peace treaty
1809 - Battle at Talavera: British/Spanish army vs French army
1816 - US troops destroy Ft Apalachicola, a Seminole fort, to punish Indians for harboring runaway slaves
1830 - Revolution breaks out in Paris, opposing laws of Charles X
1836 - Adelaide, South Australia founded
1837 - US Mint opens in Charlotte, NC
1839 - Chartist riots break out in Birmingham England
1844 - Fire destroys US mint at Charlotte, NC
1861 - Battle of Mathias Point, VA - Rebel forces repel a Federal landing
1861 - Battle of St Augustine Springs, NM Terr
1861 - Confederate troops occupy Fort Fillmore, New Mexico
1861 - Union Gen George McClellan takes command from McDowell of Potamic Army
1862 - Hurricane hits Canton; about 40,000 die
1862 - Steamer "Golden Gate" burns & sinks off west coast of Mexico
1864 - Battle of Darbytown, VA (Deep Bottom, Newmarket Road) (Strawberry Plains)
1865 - Welsh settlers arrive at Chubut in Argentina.
1866 - Atlantic telegraph cable successfully laid (1,686 miles long)
1880 - A P Abourne patents a process for refining coconut oil
1880 - Battle of Maiwand, at which Dr Watson is wounded, breaks out
1888 - Philip Pratt unveils 1st electric automobile
1891 - Titus van Wyck succeeds M de Savornin Lohman as gov of Suriname
1897 - 14.75" (37.5 cm) of rainfall, Jewell, Maryland (state 24-hr record)
1897 - Dutch govt of Pierson/Goeman Borgesius resigns
1898 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Dancing Men" (BG)
1909 - Orville Wright tests 1st US Army airplane, flying 1h12m40s
1913 - Belgian Philippe Thys wins Tour de France
1914 - Roda JC soccer team forms in Kerkrade
1914 - Felix Manalo registers the Iglesia ni Cristo with the Filipino government.
1917 - The Allies reach the Yser Canal at the Battle of Passchendaele.
1918 - Socony 200, 1st concrete barge in US, launched to carry oil, NY
1919 - Chicago race riot (15 whites & 23 blacks killed, 500 injured)
1920 - Radio compass used for 1st time for aircraft navigation
1920 - Resolute beats Shamrock IV (England) in 14th running of America's Cup
1921 - 2nd govt of Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms
1921 - Frederick Banting & Charles Best isolates insulin at U of Toronto
1922 - International Geographical Union forms in Brussels
1924 - 8th Olympic games closes in Paris
1927 - Major Bernard Montgomery (29) marries widow Betty Carver
1927 - Mel Ott, 18, hits his 1st league home run (inside the park)
1928 - AVRO, General Vereniging Radio Omroep, forms
1928 - Tich Freeman becomes only bowler ever to take 200 first-class wickets before end of July.
1929 - Dike of Wieringermeerpolder finished
1930 - Andre Leducq wins Tour de France
1931 - Chilean president Carlos Ibáñez forced out
1931 - Grasshoppers in Iowa, Nebr & SD destroyed thousands of acres of crops
1932 - Paul Gorgoulov, French president Doumer's assassin, sentenced to death
1934 - French socialist/communist party of People's Front forms
1935 - Floods at Yangtzee Jiang & Hoangh, kills 200,000
1937 - 32nd Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Wimbledon (4-1)
1940 - Billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charts
1940 - Bugs Bunny debuts in "Wild Hare"
1941 - 103°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in July
1941 - German army enters Ukraine
1941 - Japanese forces land in Indo-China
1943 - 772 British bombers attack Hamburg
1944 - 1st British jet fighter used in combat (Gloster Meteor)
1944 - Soviet Army frees Majdanek concentration camp
1944 - US regains possession of Guam from Japanese
1944 - US troops occupy le Mesnil-Herman/Hill 183 Normandy
1945 - Cubs purchase pitcher Hank Borowy from NY Yankees
1945 - US Communist Party forms
1946 - Boston Red Sox Rudy York hits 2 grand slams in 1 game, gets 10 RBIs
1947 - Yogi Berri starts record 148 game errorless streak
1948 - Australia set 404 to win v England at Headingley
1948 - Bradman's 29th & last Test Cricket century, part of winning 3-404
1948 - Otto Skorzeny escapes anti-nazi camp at Darmstadt
1949 - 1st jet-propelled airline (De Havilland Comet) flies
1950 - Pres Truman promises aid to Taiwan
1952 - Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record marathon (2:23:03.2)
1953 - 1st insulin isolated by F Banting & C Best in Toronto
1953 - North Korea & UN sign armistice
1953 - Vatican disallows priest holiday work in factory
1953 - Dizzy Dean, Al Simmons Chief Bender, Bobby Wallace, Harry Wright, Ed Barrow, & Bill Klem & Tom Connolly are inducted into Hall of Fame
1954 - 36th PGA Championship: Chick Herbert at Keller GC St Paul Minn
1954 - Armistice divides Vietnam into two countries
1955 - Austria regains full independence after 4-power occupation
1955 - Israeli passenger plane shot down above Bulgaria, 58 die
1956 - Jim Laker takes 9-37 in Australia's 1st innings at Manchester
1957 - St James' Theater in London closes
1958 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA French Lick Golf Open
1959 - Abbas Ali Baig scores 112 for India v England on debut
1959 - William Shea announces he plans to have a baseball team in NYC in 1961
1960 - VP Nixon nominated for presidential candidate at Republican convention in Chicago
1962 - Mariner 2 launched to Venus; flyby mission
1962 - Martin Luther King Jr jailed in Albany Georgia
1962 - USSR performs nuclear Test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1963 - Fritz Von Erich beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champ
1963 - General Amin al-Hafez becomes president of Syria
1965 - Pierre Harmel forms Belgium govt
1965 - Pres Johnson signs a bill requiring cigarette makers to print health warnings on all cigarette packages about the effects of smoking
1967 - Arabs Federation premier Hoesein Al Bayoomi resigns
1967 - Helmond Sport soccer team forms
1967 - LBJ sets up commission to study cause of urban violence
1967 - US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1968 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Supertest Canadian Golf Open
1968 - Race Riot in Gary Indiana
1969 - 15th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1969 - Pioneer 10 launched
1970 - Expos beat White Sox 10-6 in the annual Hall of Fame game
1970 - France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1970 - L Boudreau, Earle Combs, Ford Frick, & Jesse Haines enter Hall of Fame
1972 - NHL star Maurice "Rocket" Richard signs with WHL Quebec Nordiques
1972 - The F-15 Eagle flies for the first time.
1973 - 40th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Miami 14, All Stars 3 (54,103)
1973 - Walter Blum becomes 6th jockey to ride 4,000 winners
1974 - House Judiciary Committee votes 27-11 recommends Nixon impeachment
1974 - Kanhai & Jameson add 465 for 2nd wicket, Warwickshire v Gloucs
1975 - Carol Mann wins LPGA George Washington Ladies Golf Classic
1976 - 8.2 Tangshan earthquake kills estimated 240,000 Chinese
1976 - Japanese ex-premier Tanaka arrested (Lockheed Affair)
1977 - John Lennon is granted a green card for permanent residence in US
1978 - Indians Duane Kuiper is 3rd to hit 2 bases-loaded triples (vs Yanks)
1978 - Portuguese pres Eanes fires premier Soares
1979 - "Broadway Opry '79" opens at St James Theater NYC for 6 performances
1979 - France performs nuclear Test
1980 - Palestinian throws hand grenade on Jewish children in Antwerp, 1 dead
1980 - Sally Little wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
1981 - British television: On Coronation Street, Ken Barlow marries Deirdre Langton, proving to be a national event with massive viewer numbers
1982 - Calif catches A's Rickey Henderson stealing 3 times
1982 - Indian PM Indira Gandhi 1st visit to US in almost 11 years
1982 - Menken & Ashman's musical "Little Shop of Horrors," premieres in NYC
1983 - 104°F (40.3°C) in Garmersdorf (German record)
1983 - Gaylord Perry joins Nolan Ryan & Steve Carlton to reach 3,500 career strikeouts this season, he also wins his 1st game as a Royal
1984 - Reds' Pete Rose collects record 3,053rd career single (vs Phila)
1986 - 14th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley
1986 - 24th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Czechoslovakia in Prague Czech (3-0)
1986 - Greg Lemond is 1st American to win Tour de France
1987 - John Demjanjuk, accused Nazi "Ivan the Terrible" testifies in Israel
1987 - Salt Lake City Trappers lose 7-5 to Billings Mustangs, ending their professional-record winning streak at 29 consecutive
1987 - First expedited salvaging of Titanic wreckage begins by RMS Titanic, Inc.
1988 - Boston's worst traffic jam in 30 years
1988 - General Sein Lwin succeeds Ne Win as pres of Burma
1988 - Radio Shack announces Tandy 1000 SL computer
1988 - Tommy John commits rec 3 errors on 1 play as Yanks rout Brewers 16-3
1989 - Atlanta Brave Dale Murphy is 10th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (6th)
1990 - Graham Gooch scores 333 v India at Lord's
1990 - Tom Moody scores 100 in 26 mins in county cricket, world record
1990 - White-Russia declares independence
1990 - Zsa Zsa Gabor begins a 3 day jail sentence for slapping a cop
1991 - Rocker Jani Lane, (Warrant-Cherry Pie) marries model Bobbie Brown
1991 - TV Guide publishes it's 2000th edition
1992 - Astros begins 26-game road trip to make room for Rep Natl Convention
1992 - Dimitri Lepikov, Vladimir Pychenko, Veniamin Taianovitch & Evgueni
1992 - Sadovyi swim world record 4x200m freestyle (7:11.95)
1993 - Detroit Tiger Fryman hits for cycle but loses 12-7 to Yankees
1993 - Javier Sotomayor jumps world record 2.45 m high
1993 - Mafia bombs historical buildings in Rome/Milan/Vatican City, 5 killed
1993 - NBC TV awarded 1996 Olympic coverage for $456 million
1993 - NY Met Anthony Young wins ending his losing streak at 27 games
1995 - In Washington, DC, the Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated.
1996 - Bomb explodes at Atlanta Olympic Park, 1 killed, 110 injured
1996 - David Sales makes 210 on 1st class cricket debut for Northants v Worcs
1997 - "Candide," closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 103 performances
1997 - "Victor/Victoria" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 738 performances
1997 - Detroit Tigers retire pitching great Hal Newhouser's #16
1997 - Franklin Quest Senior Golf Championship
1997 - Stewart Cink wins golfs Greater Hartford Open (267)
1997 - Tammie Green wins Giant Eagle LPGA Classic
1997 - Si Zerrouk massacre in Algeria; about 50 people killed.
2002 - Ukraine airshow disaster: A Sukhoi Su-27 fighter crashes during an air show at Lviv, Ukraine killing 85 and injuring more than 100 others, the largest air show disaster in history.
2005 - STS-114: NASA grounds the Space shuttle, pending an investigation of the external tank's continued foam-shedding problem. During ascent, the external tank of the Space Shuttle Discovery sheds a piece of foam slightly smaller than the piece that caused the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster; this foam does not strike the spacecraft.
2006 - The Federal Republic of Germany is deemed guilty in the loss of Bashkirian 2937 and DHL Flight 611, because it is illegal to outsource flight surveillance.
2007 - Phoenix News Helicopter Collision: News helicopters from Phoenix, Arizona television stations KNXV and KTVK collide over Steele Indian School Park in central Phoenix while covering a police chase; there were no survivors. This was the first known incidence of two news helicopters colliding in mid-air, and the worst civil aviation incident in Phoenix history.




Births on July 27


1452 - Ludovico Sforza [il Moro], Italian duke of Milan (1494 . .1500)
1502 - Pier Francesco Corteccia, composer
1518 - Elizabeth Talbot, countess of Shrewsbury/builder of country houses
1609 - Heinrich Pape, composer
1612 - Murad IV, sultan of Turkey (1623-40)/conquered Baghdad
1625 - Edward Montagu, England
1667 - Jean Bernoulli, mathematician
1733 - Jeremiah Dixon, English surveyor and astronomer (d. 1779)
1734 - Jakob Zupan, composer
1740 - Jeanne Baré, French explorer (d. 1803)
1741 - Francois-Hippolyte Barthelemon, composer
1752 - Samuel Smith, American politician
1768 - Charlotte Corday d'Armont, murdered Jean-Paul Marat in bath
1773 - Jakob Aall, Norwegian journalist and statesman (d. 1844)
1777 - Thomas Campbell, poet (Hohenlinden, Battle of the Baltic)
1781 - Mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani, composer
1784 - Andre-Georges-Louis Onslow, English/French composer (chamber music)
1784 - Denis Davydov, Russian general and poet (d. 1839)
1801 - George Biddle Airy, 7th Astronomer Royal
1802 - Benedikt Randhartinger, composer
1812 - Thomas Lanier Clingman, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1897
1820 - John Franklin Farnsworth, Brig General (Union volunteers)
1824 - Alexandre Dumas fils, France, playwright/novelist (Camille)
1833 - Thomas George Bonney, English geologist (d. 1923)
1835 - Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1907)
1840 - Ranald Slidell Mackenzie, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1848 - Vladimir de Pachmann, painter
1848 - Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist (d. 1919)
1853 - Vladimir Korolenko, Russian writer (d. 1921)
1857 - Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge, orientalist/museum curator
1857 - Jose Celso Barbosa, Puerto Rico, found Federalist Party in 1900
1870 - Joseph Hilaire Pierre Belloc, England, author (Path to Rome)
1872 - Stanislav Binicki, composer
1877 - Ernő Dohnányi, Hungarian composer and conductor (d. 1960)
1878 - Th to de Weeme, painter
1879 - Francesco Gaeta, Italian poet (Il Libro Della Giovinezza)
1879 - Jack Laviolette, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1960)
1880 - Donald Crisp, Scotland, actor (How Green Was My Valley, Pollyana)
1880 - Joseph Tinker, baseball Hall of Famer, 1/3 of fame double play combo
1881 - Hans Fischer, German physicist (Nobel 1930)
1882 - Geoffrey de Havilland, British aircraft designer (d. 1965)
1886 - Ernst May, German architect (d. 1970)
1890 - Judith Lowry, Ft Sill OK, actress (Effect of Gamma Rays ...)
1894 - Gerald F Bogan, US vice-admiral (WW II-Pacific Ocean)
1896 - Henri Longchambon, French politician (d. 1969)
1898 - Audley Moore, civil rights activist, humanitarian [Queen Mother]
1899 - Perc Hornibrook, Australian cricket left-arm bowler (20's)
1900 - Charles Vidor, Budapest Hungary, direct (Rhapsody, Gilda, Cover Girl)
1900 - Hans Haug, composer
1903 - Clive Martin Douglas, composer
1903 - Nikolai Cherkasov, St Petersburg Russia, actor (Ivan the Terrible)
1903 - Michail Stasinopoulos, Greek politician (d. 2002)
1904 - Agnes Yarnall, sculptor, artist, author laa, 1987
1904 - Anton Dolin, [Patrick Healey-Kay], dancer (Girl From Petrovka)
1904 - Kenneth Tompkins Bainbridge, physicist
1906 - Leo Durocher, Mass, baseball manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants)
1906 - Herbert Jasper, Canadian physiologist and neurologist (d. 1999)
1906 - Jerzy Giedroyc, Polish writer and activist (d. 2000)
1907 - Denis Rickett, private secretary to Clement Attlee
1907 - Mollie Doreen Phillips, British figure skater/judge (Olympics 1932,36)
1908 - Lord Jenkins of Putney, British MP of Arts (Labour)
1909 - Gianandrea Gavazzeni, conductor
1910 - Bea Marcia Anastasia verbrook Christoforides, writer
1910 - Julien Gracq, [Louis Poirier], French writer (Andre Breton)
1911 - Wilfrid Ewart Oulton, airman
1911 - Rayner Heppenstall, British novelist (d. 1981)
1912 - Hilde Domin, writer
1912 - Igor Markevitch, Kiev Ukraine, conductor (Le Paradis Perdu)
1912 - Vernon Elliott, musician/composer
1913 - Eva Jones, poet/novelist
1913 - Mary Green, headmistress (Kidbrooke School)
1913 - Vittorio Sereni, Italian poet (Diario d'Algeria)
1913 - George L. Street III American Navy Submariner (d. 2000)
1915 - Jack Iverson, Australian cricket mystery spinner (late 40's)
1916 - Asfa Wossen, Crown prince of Ethiopia/son of emperor Haile Selassi
1916 - Elbert "Skippy" Williams, tenor Sax player
1916 - Kennan Wynn, NYC, actor (Dr Strangelove, Absent Minded Professor)
1916 - Siegfried Reda, composer
1917 - John Cunningham, executive director (British Aerospace)
1917 - Moses Rascoe, blues Singer
1917 - Robert Cowans, executive director (British Aerospace)
1917 - Bourvil, French actor (d. 1970)
1918 - Eero Aukusti Sipila, composer
1918 - Leonard Rose, Washington DC, concert cellist (NY Phil 1943-51)
1920 - Beatrice Pearson, Dennison Texas, actress (Moving Finger)
1920 - James Munn, commissioner (British University)
1921 - Émile Genest, Quebec actor (d. 2003)
1922 - Adolfo Celi, Sicily Italy, director (Next Man, Murders in Rue Morgue)
1922 - Bob Thiele, record producer
1922 - Lillian Hayman, Balt Md, actress (Leslie Uggams Show)
1922 - Norman Lear, TV writer/producer (All in The Family)
1923 - Masutatsu Oyama, Japanese Kyokushin founder (d. 1994)
1924 - Otar Vasil'yevich Taktakishvili, composer
1924 - Vincent Canby, critic (NY Times)
1925 - Doc Pomus, rocker
1926 - Peter Coker, captain
1927 - Sat Mahajan, Indian politician
1928 - Sakari Mononen, composer
1928 - Karloff Lagarde, Mexican lucha libre wrestler (d. 2007)
1929 - Harvey Fuqua, rock vocalist (Moonglows-Sincerely)
1929 - Jack Higgins, [Harry Patterson], novelist
1929 - Marc Wilkinson, composer
1930 - Ronald Dearing, chairman (British Post Office)
1930 - Shirley Williams, co-founder (Social Democratic Party)/labour minister
1931 - Jerry Van Dyke, Danville Ill, actor (My Mother the Car, Coach)
1931 - Khieu Samphan, Cambodian politician
1932 - Beverly B Byron, (Rep-D-MD, 1979- )
1932 - Curnick M Ndlovu, Jailed South Africian worker's union leader
1932 - Robert Cowan, CEO (Highlands & Islands Enterprises)
1933 - Nick Reynolds, rocker (Kingston Trio-Scarlet Ribbons)
1933 - Roger Harris, cricketer (NZ opening batsman vs England 1959)
1933 - Ted Whitten, Australian rules footballer (d. 1995)
1934 - John Pardoe, CEO (Sight & Sound Education)/Liberal MP
1935 - Billy McCullough, Northern Irish footballer
1936 - J. Robert Hooper, American politician
1937 - Anna Dawson, British comedienne (Violet-Keeping Up Appearances)
1937 - Chuck Jackson, Latta SC, singer (Any Day Now, I Don't Want to Cry)
1937 - Don Galloway, Brooksville Ky, actor (Arrest & Trial, Ironside)
1937 - Robert Gibb, zoo/theme park creator
1938 - Shirley Anne Field, England, actress (Alfie, War Lover) [or Jun 27]
1938 - Isabelle Aubret, French singer
1938 - Gary Gygax, American role-playing game creator (d. 2008)
1939 - Irv Cross, NFL sportscaster (CBS-TV)
1939 - James McGee, pathologist/professor (Morbid Anatomy at Oxford)
1939 - James Victor, Puerto Rico, actor (Boulevard Night, Streets of LA)
1940 - Pina Bausch, German dancer
1941 - Johannes Fritsch, composer
1942 - Barbara Ferris, London England, actress (Nice Girl Like Me)
1942 - John Pleshette, NYC, actor (Richard-Knots Landing, 7th Avenue)
1942 - Robert Arthur Thornbury Campbell, journalist/musician
1942 - Dennis Ralston, American tennis player
1943 - Al Ramsey, NJ, rocker (Gary Lewis & the Playboys-This Diamond Ring)
1943 - Bill Bradley, Crystal City Mo, NY Knick/(Sen-D-NJ)/Rhodes scholar
1943 - Stu Gilliam, Detroit, actor/comedian (Roll Out, Harris & Company)
1944 - Aleksandr Ivanovich Dedkov, cosmonaut
1944 - Bobbie Gentry, Mississippi, singer/songwriter (Ode to Billy Joe)
1944 - Jean-Marie Leblanc, French cyclist
1946 - Gwynne Gilford, LA Calif, actress (Linda Harris-Waverly Wonders)
1946 - Ricardo Anasagasti, [Ricardo M Meul], Curacao, dancer/actor
1946 - Toktar Ongarbajewitch Aubakirov, Kazakhstan, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13)
1946 - Rade Šerbedžija, Croatian actor
1947 - Betty Thomas, St Louis Mo, actress (Lucy Baines-Hill Street Blues)
1947 - Wayne Dowdy, (Rep-D-MS, 1981- )
1948 - Henny Vrienten, Dutch bassist/singer (Doe Maar)
1948 - Peggy Fleming Jenkins, San Jose Calif, figure skater (Olym-gold-1968)
1949 - David Muse, rocker (Firefall)
1949 - Jeremy Thomas, actor (Family Life)
1949 - Maureen McGovern, Youngstown Oh, singer (Got To Be a Morning After)
1949 - André Dupont, Quebec ice hockey player
1950 - Michael Vaughn, rocker (Paper Lace)
1950 - Simon Jones, Willshire England, comedian (News is the News)
1951 - Janet Eilber, Detroit Mich, actress (Hard to Hold, Romantic Comedy)
1952 - Hannu-Pekka Hänninen, Finnish sports commentator
1953 - Wim G J M van de Camp, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA)
1953 - Yahoo Serious, Australian comedian
1954 - G. S. Bali, Indian politician
1955 - Allan Border, cricket captain (Australia)
1955 - Cat Bauer, American novelist
1956 - Carol Leifer, American actress
1957 - Gezina E "Liesbeth" van Apeldoorn, Dutch actress (Composer)
1957 - Hansi Muller, skier
1957 - Matt Osborne, American professional wrestler
1958 - Christopher Dean, Olympics skater (Torvill & Dean/Olympic-gold-1984)
1959 - David East, cricketer
1960 - Christina Singer, Geoppingen Germany, tennis star
1960 - Jo Durie, England, tennis player
1960 - Reinaldo de Carvalho, carnival King
1961 - Daniel C Burbank, Manchester Ct, Lt cmdr USCG/astronaut
1962 - Karl Mueller, American bassist (Soul Asylum) (d. 2005)
1963 - Jason Buck, WLAF defensive end (Scottish Claymores)
1964 - Rex Brown, American musician (Pantera)
1965 - José Luis Chilavert, Paraguayan footballer
1966 - Al Charron, Rugby Union forward (Canada)
1967 - Craig Wolanin, Grosse Pointe, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
1967 - Emiel van Eijkeren, soccer player (FC The Hague/NEC)
1967 - Jeff Novak, NFL tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1967 - Julian McMahon, actor (Ian Rain-Another World, John Grant-Profiler)
1967 - Neil Smith, cricketer (Warwickshire & England A all-rounder)
1967 - Sasha Mitchell, LA Calif, actor (Spike of Bensonhurst)
1967 - Juliana Hatfield, American musician
1967 - Kellie Waymire, American actress (d. 2003)
1968 - Christina Singer, Goeppingen Germany, tennis star (1991 Futures GBR)
1968 - Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Messina Sicily, actress (Postman)
1968 - Tom Goodwin, Fresno CA, outfielder (KC Royals)
1968 - Tom Goodwin, American baseball player
1968 - Ricardo Rosset, Brazilian Formula One driver
1969 - Jason Woolley, Toronto, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
1969 - Linda Burgess, WNBA forward (LA Sparks)
1969 - Triple H, American professional wrestler
1970 - Tom Europe, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
1970 - Nikolaj Coster Waldau, Danish actor
1971 - Brennon James Dowric, Australian gymnast (Olympics-92, 96)
1972 - Alph Browning, NLF/WLAF receiver (Redskins, Barcelona Dragons)
1972 - Bryce Bevill, CFL defensive back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1972 - Clint Robinson, Brisbane QLD Australia, K-1 1k canoeist (Oly-bron-96)
1972 - Jill Arrington, American sports reporter
1972 - Takako Fuji, Japanese actress
1972 - Maya Rudolph, American actress and comedian
1973 - Amy Linn Duncan, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, Miss America-Oklahoma (1997)
1973 - Niki Jenkins, Selkirk Manitoba, 72 kg judoka (Olympics-gold-96)
1973 - Sami Alalampi, WLAF receiver (Barcelona Dragons)
1973 - Abe Cunningham, American musician (Deftones)
1973 - Gorden Tallis, Australian rugby league footballer
1974 - Pete Yorn, American musician
1975 - Alex Rodriguez, NYC, shortstop (Seattle Mariners)
1975 - Alessandro Pistone, Italian footballer
1975 - Shea Hillenbrand, American baseball player
1975 - Fred Mascherino, American musician
1976 - Mwadi Mabika, WNBA guard/forward (LA Sparks)
1976 - Scott Mason, Australian cricketer (d. 2005)
1977 - Jason Michael Zimbler, Queens NY, actor (Clarissa Explains it All)
1977 - Foo Swee Chin, Singaporean comic book artist
1979 - Jorge Arce, Mexican boxer
1979 - Shannon Moore, American wrestler
1980 - Allan Davis, Australian cyclist
1980 - Nick Nemeth, American professional wrestler
1981 - Susan King Borchardt, American basketball player
1981 - Collins Obuya, Kenyan cricketer
1983 - Alsou, Russian pop-star and actress
1983 - Goran Pandev, Macedonian footballer
1985 - Benedita Pereira, Portuguese actress
1985 - Lou Taylor Pucci, American actor
1986 - Courtney Kupets, American gymnast
1986 - Ryan Griffen, Australian rules footballer
1988 - Adam Biddle, Australian footballer
1989 - Charlotte Arnold, Canadian actress
1990 - Cheyenne Kimball, American musician
1990 - Nick Hogan, American reality TV star
1990 - Indiana Evans, Australian actress
1994 - Spencer Achtymichuk, Canadian actor
1994 - Princess Mafalda-Ceceilia of Bulgaria
2000 - Kali Rodriguez, American actress



Deaths on July 27


82 - St Joseph of Arimathea, dies
432 - Celestine I, Italian Pope (422-32), dies
916 - Kliment/Clemens van Ohrid, Bulgaria bishop of Ohrid/saint, dies
1101 - Koenrad, RC-German king (1087-98), dies
1101 - Conrad, King of Germany and Italy (b. 1074)
1128 - Willem van Normandia, earl of Flanders, dies in battle
1214 - Eustaes van Machelen, Flemish knight, dies in battle
1214 - Stefan van Longchamp, French knight, dies in battle
1227 - Otto II van Lippe, bishop of Utrecht (1216-27), dies
1233 - Ferrand of Portugal, earl of Flanders, dies at 45
1276 - King James I of Aragon (b. 1208)
1365 - Duke Rudolf IV of Austria (b. 1339)
1498 - Vespasiano da' Bisticci, Italian book seller/writer, dies at about 77
1638 - Johan VIII de Jongere, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies in battle at 54
1656 - Salomo Glassius, German theologian (b. 1593)
1675 - Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne Vicomte de Turenne, gen (France), dies
1689 - John Graham, of Claverhouse, 1st viscount Dundee/soldier, killed, dies
1720 - Johann Samuel Welter, composer, dies at 69
1759 - Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, biologist/astronomer, dies at 60
1770 - Robert Dinwiddie, British colonial governor of Virginia (b. 1693)
1777 - William Hayes, composer, dies at 69
1783 - Johann Philipp Kirnberger, German music theroist/violist, dies at 62
1811 - Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla, Mexican priest/freedom fighter, executed
1822 - Joseph Supries, composer, dies at 60
1828 - Gilbert Charles Stuart, painter, dies
1833 - Bartolommea Capitanio, Italian monastery founder/saint, dies at 26
1841 - Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov, poet/novelist, dies
1844 - John Dalton, Engl physicist/chemist (molecular theorist), dies at 77
1863 - William Lowndes Yancey, American Confederate leader (b. 1813)
1864 - Margaret E Breckinridge, US nurse/daughter of VP John, dies
1881 - Johann Christian Lobe, composer, dies at 84
1883 - Albert Franz Doppler, composer, dies at 61
1883 - Montgomery Blair, lawyer (Dred Scot V Sandford), dies at 70
1916 - Charles Fryatt, British capt of SS Brussels, executed by Germans, dies
1917 - Emil Theodor Kocher, Swiss surgeon, Nobel laureate (b. 1841)
1921 - Engelbert Humperdinck, composer, dies at 66
1924 - Ferruccio Benvenuto busoni, pianist/composer, dies
1924 - Ferruccio Dante Michelangelo Benvenuto Busoni, composer, dies at 58
1931 - Auguste-Henri Forel, Swiss entomologist (b. 1848)
1934 - Louis HG Lyautey, French minister of Defense (1916-17), dies at 79
1941 - Alfred Henry O'Keeffe, New Zealand artist (b. 1858)
1942 - William Matthew Finders Petrie, Egyptologist, dies
1943 - Godfrey Cripps, cricketer (1st Currie Cup-winning captain), dies
1943 - H B G Austin, cricketer (capt of 1923 WI team to England), dies
1944 - Victor Jean Leonard Vreuls, composer, dies at 68
1946 - Gertrude Stein, US/Fren author/poet (Ida, Tender Buttons), dies at 72
1948 - Francesco Spetrino, composer, dies at 91
1948 - Woolf Barnato, British racing driver (b. 1898)
1952 - Roland Pope, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies
1952 - W de Basil, [US Voskresenski], Russia, ballet dancer, dies
1956 - J M M Commaille, cricketer (12 Tests for S Africa 1910-28), dies
1958 - Claire Chennault, American military leader (b. 1893)
1961 - Theodore Chanler, composer, dies at 59
1962 - Edward Godfrey Richard Aldington, novelist/biographer, dies
1962 - Richard Adlington, writer, dies at 70
1962 - James H. "Dutch" Kindelberger, American aerospace pioneer (b. 1895)
1965 - Henri Daniel-Rops, French writer and historian (b. 1901)
1968 - Anton van Duinkerken, [Willem J M A Asselbergs], literary, dies
1968 - Lillian Harvey, actress (Invitation to the Waltz), dies at 61
1968 - Babe Adams, baseball player (b. 1882)
1970 - Antonio de Oliveira Salazar, dictator of Portugal (1932-68), dies
1971 - Bernhard Paumgartner, Austrian conductor/composer, dies at 83
1974 - Lightning Slim, blues singer (Nothing But the Devil), dies at 61
1976 - Ray Brennan, becomes 1st to, die of "Legionnaire's Disease"
1978 - Aasan Ferit Alnar, composer, dies at 72
1978 - [John] Willem van Otterloo, conductor/composer (Symphonic), dies at 70
1979 - Ettore Manni, actor (Street People, Divine Nymph), dies at 52
1979 - Shirley Mason, actress (Let it Rain, Dark Skies), dies at 79
1980 - Pahlawi Mohammed Reza, shah of Persia (1941-79), dies in Cairo at 60
1981 - Billy [William] Wyler, US director (Ben Hur, Funny Girl), dies
1981 - Ray Harrison, dancer (American Song), dies at 64
1981 - William Wyler, US director (Ben Hur), dies
1982 - Dan Seymour, actor (We the People, Sing it Again), dies at 67
1982 - Vladimir Smirnov, Russian foil fencer (Olympic-gold-1980), dies at 28
1983 - Mufasir-ul-Haq, cricketer (Pakistani left-arm quick 1965), dies
1984 - James Mason, British actor (Lolita), dies of a heart attack at 75
1984 - Oswald Jacoby, US contract bridge champion, dies at 81
1985 - Joseph "Smoky Joe" Wood, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), dies at 95
1986 - Leroy Holmes, orch leader (Tonight Show, 1956-57), dies at 72
1987 - Travis Jackson, baseball player (NY Giants), dies at 83
1988 - Judith Barsi, child actress, shot dead with mother by her father at 11
1988 - Frank Zamboni, American inventor (b. 1901)
1990 - Bobby Day, rocker (Rockin' Robin), dies of cancer at 58
1990 - Elizabeth Allan, actress (Tale of 2 Cities, Camille, Java Head), dies
1990 - Kim Thomas-Friedland, news anchor (FNN), dies at 32
1990 - Nick Pippins, actor (Simon), dies of AIDS at 35
1990 - Bobby Day, American singer (b. 1928)
1991 - Carol Gillies, actress (Back Home, Baby Boom), dies at 50
1992 - Jenny Karezi, Greek actress (Red Lanterns), dies of cancer at 56
1992 - Max Dupain, Australian photographer (b. 1911)
1993 - Reggie Lewis, NBA star (Boston Celtics), dies of heart failure at 27
1994 - H Minderop, founder/chairman (TROS-radio/TV), dies
1994 - Rosa Chacel, Spanish author, dies at 96
1994 - Tatiana Tauer, harpist, dies at 48
1995 - Charles Hugh Shirley, publisher, dies at 66
1995 - Doris Mae Akers, gospel singer/songwriter, dies at 72
1995 - Miklos Rozsa, Hung movie composer (Atomic Cafe, Fedora), dies at 88
1995 - Rick Ferrell, Hall of Fame catcher, dies at 89
1996 - Beverly Drew, architect, dies at 85
1996 - Ivan V Lalic, poet, dies at 65
1996 - Jane Beverly Drew, architect, dies at 85
1996 - Peter James Frederick Green, CEO (LLoyd's of London), dies at 71
1997 - K'Tut Tantri, broadcaster/hotelier, dies at 99
1998 - Binnie Barnes, British actress (b. 1903)
1999 - Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician (b. 1912)
1999 - Sweets Edison, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1915)
2000 - Gordon Solie, American wrestling commentator (b. 1929)
2001 - Leon Wilkeson, American guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (b. 1952)
2001 - Rhonda Singh, professional wrestler (b. 1961)
2003 - Vance Hartke, American politician (b. 1919)
2003 - Bob Hope, English-born entertainer (b. 1903)
2005 - Swami Shantanand, Mahasamadhi Day, Indian Saint, Philosopher (b. 1934)
2005 - Marten Toonder, Dutch comic writer (b. 1912)
2006 - Maryann Mahaffey, American politician (b. 1925)
2007 - Lucky Grills, Australian actor (b. 1928)
2008 - Youssef Chahine, Egyptian film director (b. 1926)
2008 - Horst Stein, German conductor (b. 1928)
2008 - Isaac Saba Raffoul, Mexican Businessman (b. 1923)
2010 - Maury Chaykin, American-born Canadian actor (b. 1949)
2010 - Jack Tatum, American football player (b. 1948)



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History, Births, and Deaths for July 28



388 - Battle at Aquileja: Emperor Theodosius beats emperor Magnus Maximis
754 - Pope Stephen II, [III] makes Pippin de Korte, King of France
1148 - Crusaders attack Damascus
1402 - Battle at Ancyra/Angora/Ankara: Timur Lenk beats sultan Bajezid I
1434 - Navigator Gil Eanes leaves Cape Bojador for Lisbon
1540 - English King Henry VIII marries Catharine Howard, his 5th wife
1579 - Cardinal Granvelle returns to Madrid
1586 - Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe
1586 - The first potato arrives in Britain.
1588 - Spanish Armada sails to overthrow England's Queen Elizabeth I
1609 - Admiral George Somers settles in Bermuda
1635 - Spanish marshal Piccolomini conquerors Schenkenschans
1683 - Anne Stuart marries prince Georges of Denmark
1696 - De Croissy succeeds Le Plectia as French minister of Finance
1708 - Monarch Amengkurat II [Sunan Mas] of Mataram gives himself up to VOC
1717 - Prussian king Frederik Willem I gives compulsory education to 5-12 yrs
1741 - Capt Bering discovers Mount St Elias, Alaska
1742 - Prussia & Austria sign peace treaty
1808 - Mahmud II succeeds Mustafa IV as sultan of Turkey
1821 - Peru declares independence from Spain (National Day)
1830 - Revolution in France replaces Charles X with Louis Philippe
1849 - Memmon is 1st clipper to reach SF, 120 days out of NY
1851 - Total solar eclipse captured on a daguerreotype photograph
1858 - 1st use of fingerprints as a means of identification is made by
1858 - Nadar takes 1st airborne photo (in a balloon)
1858 - William Herschel of the Indian Civil Service in India
1862 - Confederate forces defeated at More's Hill, Mo
1864 - 2nd day of battle at Deep Bottom Run Virginia
1864 - Battle of Atlanta: GA (Ezra Church) - second sortie US700 CS4642
1866 - Metric system becomes a legal measurement system in US
1868 - 14th Amendment ratified, grants citizenship to ex-slaves
1882 - Opera "Parsifal" is produced (Beirut)
1883 - Shocks triggered by volcano Epomeo (Isle of Ischia, Italy) destroyed 1,200 houses at Casamicciola killing 2,000
1886 - English Salisbury govt forms
1896 - City of Miami incorporated
1898 - Spanish troops in Ponce, Puerto Rico, surrender
1898 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Retired Colourman"(BG)
1900 - Hamburger created by Louis Lassing in Connecticut
1906 - Yankees turn triple-play, beat Cleveland 6-4
1911 - 96°F (35.6°C) in De Bilt Netherlands
1913 - 12th Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)
1914 - Foxtrot 1st danced at New Amsterdam Roof Garden (NYC, by Harry Fox)
1914 - Minister of Navy W Churchill routes British fleet to Scapa Flow
1914 - World War I began when Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia
1915 - 10,000 blacks march on 5th Ave (NYC) protesting lynchings
1915 - US forces invade Haiti, stays until 1924
1917 - Silent Parade in NYC to protest murders of blacks in race riots
1919 - Vrije Vakbewegings Internationale (VVI) forms in Amsterdam
1926 - US & Panamanian pact about safeguard of Panama Canal
1928 - 9th Olympic Games open in Amsterdam
1929 - Chicago Cardinals become 1st NFL team to train out of state (Mich)
1930 - 114°F (46°C), Greensburg, Kentucky (state record)
1931 - Congress makes "Star-Spangled Banner" our 2nd national anthem
1931 - White Sox score 11 in 8th to beat Yankees 14-12
1932 - Battle between unemployed war veterans & federal troops, 4 die
1932 - Pres Hoover evicts bonus marchers from their encampment
1933 - 1st singing telegram delivered (to Rudy Vallee), NYC
1933 - NFL divides into (2) 5 team divisions
1933 - Spain recognizes the USSR
1934 - 118°F (48°C), Orofino, Idaho (state record)
1935 - Belgium's Romain Maes, wins Tour de France
1937 - Eddie Paynter scores 322 for Lancashire against Sussex
1937 - Richard Moore scores 316 for Hampshire against Warwickshire
1938 - 34,000-ton Cunard-White Star liner Mauretania launched at Birkenhead
1938 - Bradman scores 202 Aust v Somerset, 225 mins, 32 fours
1939 - 5th Dutch govt of Colijn falls
1940 - Radio Orange, London begins
1940 - Yankee Charlie Keller hits 3 HRs to beat White Sox 10-9
1942 - Nazis liquidate 10,000 Jews in Minsk Belorussia Ghetto
1942 - Zionists partisans ZOB forms in Poland
1943 - Italian Facist dictator Benito Mussolini resigns
1943 - Pres FDR announces end of coffee rationing in US
1943 - World War II: Operation Gomorrah: The British bomb Hamburg causing a firestorm that kills 42,000 German civilians.
1944 - Hitler routes 4 division of South France to Normandy
1944 - US 8th Army corp occupies Coutances France
1945 - Japanese premier Suzuki disregards US ultimatum to surrender
1945 - US Army B-25 crashes into 79th floor of Empire State Bldg, 14 die
1945 - US Senate ratifies UN charter 89-2
1947 - Iuliu Maniu's Boer party becomes forbidden in Romania
1948 - I G Farben chemical plant explodes in Ludwigshafen, Germany, 182 die
1948 - The Metropolitan Police Flying Squad foils a bullion robbery in the "Battle of London Airport".
1951 - "Kiss Me, Kate" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 1077 perfs
1951 - Walt Disney's "Alice In Wonderland" released
1952 - Rogers Hornsby replaces Luke Sewell, as Cincinnati Reds manager
1954 - Ernest Blochs 4th string quartet, premieres
1955 - The Union Mundial pro Interlingua is founded at the first Interlingua congress in Tours, France.
1957 - Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance (Steve Allen Show)
1957 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
1957 - White Sox' James Landis struck out 5 times in a game
1957 - Heavy rain and a mudslide in Isahaya, western Kyūshū, Japan, kill 992.
1958 - Baltimore Colts wins NFL-championship
1959 - Great-Britain starts using postal codes
1959 - Hawaii's 1st US election sends 1st Asian-Americans to Congress
1960 - Republican National convention selects Richard Nixon as candidate
1962 - 19 die in a train crash in Steelton Pa
1962 - Mariner I launched to Mars falls into Atlantic Ocean
1963 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
1964 - England all out 611 in reply to Australia's 8-656 Match a draw
1964 - Ranger 7 launched toward the Moon; sent back 4308 TV pictures
1965 - LBJ sends 50,000 more soldiers to Vietnam (total of 125,000)
1967 - Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) (England) closes down
1971 - 16 time gold glover Brook Robinson commits 3 errors in 6th inning
1971 - Dutch ends censorship of "Blue Movie"
1972 - 39th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Dallas 20, All Stars 7 (54,162)
1973 - France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1973 - Jane Blalock/Sandra Palmer wins Lady Angelo's 4-Ball Golf Tournament
1973 - Skylab 3's astronauts (Bean, Garriott & Lousma) launched
1974 - 69 die when packed bus strikes heavy truck (Belem, Brazil)
1974 - Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA Wheeling Ladies Golf Classic
1976 - 242,000 die in Tientsin-Tangshan (China) 8.2 earthquake
1976 - 8.2 & 7.4 earthquake devastate Tangsha, China (240-750,000 die)
1976 - Eldon Joersz & Geo Morgan set world air speed record of 3,530 kph
1976 - White Sox John Odom (5 inn) & Francisco Barrios (4 inn) no-hits A's
1977 - 1st oil through the TransAlaska Pipeline System reach Valdez, Alaska
1977 - Roy Wilkins turn over NAACP leadership to Benjamin L Hooks
1977 - Test Cricket debut of Ian Botham v Aust Trent Bridge, 5-74 1st innings
1978 - 600,000 attend Watkins Glen Summer Jam in NY
1978 - At Old Timer's Game it's announced Martin will again manage Yankees
1978 - Price of gold tops $200-an-oz level for 1st time
1978 - USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1979 - Dave Kingman becomes 6th to have a 2nd 3 HR game
1979 - France performs nuclear Test
1980 - Peru adopts constitution, Fernando Belaúnde Terry becomes president
1983 - AL Pres Lee MacPhail threw out umpire's decision & allows
1983 - USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1983 - George Brett's 2 run HR against Yanks on July 24 (pine tar game)
1983 - NASA launches Telstar-3A
1984 - 23rd modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles
1985 - 13th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley
1985 - Alan Garcia sworn in as president of Peru
1985 - L Brock, Slaughter, A Vaughan, & H Wilhelm inducted into Hall of Fame
1986 - Bomb attack in East Beirut, 25 killed
1986 - NASA releases transcript from doomed Challenger, pilot Michael Smith could be heard saying, "Uh-oh!" as spacecraft disintegrated
1987 - 42nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Laura Davies
1987 - Angel Cordero Jr becomes 4th jockey to win 6,000 races
1988 - IBM announces price hike on older models
1988 - Israeli diplomats arrive in Moscow for 1st visit in 21 years
1988 - Jordan cancels $1.3 billion development plan in West Bank
1988 - Winnie Mandella's home in Soweto, South Africa destroyed by arson
1988 - Yanks' Tommy John makes 3 errors on 1 play yet beats Brewers 16-3
1989 - Braves Dale Murphy, hits 2 3-run HRs in an inning, 14th man to hit 2 HRs in an inning. Also ties record of 6 RBIs in an inning
1989 - Cards' Vince Coleman is caught stealing ends record streak at 50
1989 - NASA's Lewis Research Center, Cleve, announce new high-temperature superconductors able to operate at 33 to 37 Gigahertz
1990 - Alberto Fujimoro installed as president of Peru
1990 - Blackout hits Chicago
1991 - "Gypsy" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 105 performances
1991 - 12th US Seniors Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus
1991 - 29th Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Nottingham England (2-1)
1991 - Buffalo Bills beat Phila Eagles, 17-13 in American Bowl in Wembley
1991 - Dennis Martinez pitches the 13th perfect game in baseball history
1991 - Juli Inkster wins LPGA Bay State Golf Classic
1991 - Miguel Indurain of Spain wins Tour de France bicycle race
1992 - Ground breaking of Fla Marlins 7,500 seat spring training stadium
1993 - Mariner Ken Griffey Jr is 3rd to hit HRs in 8 straight games
1994 - Baseball players decide to strike on Aug 12, 1994
1994 - Last steel beam is placed on Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
1994 - Texas Ranger Kenny Rogers pitches baseball's 14th perfect game
1995 - Art Modell's rep begins secrets talks to move team to Baltimore
1996 - NY Yankee Darryl Strawberry hits his 300th HR
1996 - Vicki Fergon wins LPGA Micelob Light Heartland Golf Classic
1996 - Kennewick Man, the remains of a prehistoric man, is discovered near Kennewick, Washington.
1997 - NY Ranger center Mark Messier signs with Vancouver for $20M for 3 yrs
1997 - Peter Graf, father of Steffi, enters German jail for tax evasion
1997 - Guatemala becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
2002 - Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, are rescued after 77 hours underground.
2005 - The Provisional Irish Republican Army call an end to their thirty year long armed campaign in Northern Ireland.
2005 - A tornado touches down in a residential area in south Birmingham, England, causing £4,000,000 worth of damages and injuring 39 people.
2008 - The historic Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier burns down for a second time in 80 years.
2061 - 31st recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet



Births on July 28

1165 - Ibn al-'Arabi, Muslim mystic/philosopher
1347 - Margherita of Durazzo, queen of Naples (d. 1412)
1456 - Jacopo Sannazaro, Italian poet (Arcadia)
1514 - Maximilian of Burgundy, viceroy of Holland
1609 - Judith J Leyster, Dutch house painter, baptised
1659 - Charles Ancillon, French Huguenot pastor (d. 1715)
1719 - Jan Nepveu, governor-general of Suriname (1769-79) [or Aug 27]
1745 - Piotr A von der Pahlen, milt governor (St Petersburg)
1746 - Thomas Heyward, soldier, signed Decl of Ind
1750 - Fabre d'Églantine French dramatist and politician, creator of the French Republican calendar (d. 1794)
1778 - Charles Stewart, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1869
1796 - Ignaz Bösendorfer, Austrian musician (d. 1859)
1804 - Ludwig A Feuerbach, German philosopher (Man is what he eats)
1808 - Charles Lucas, composer
1809 - Ormsby McKnight Mitchel, astronomer/Major General (Union volunteers)
1813 - Alberto Mazzucato, composer
1815 - Stefan Dunjov, Banat Bulgarian military figure (d. 1889)
1825 - William Duncan Smith, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
1833 - James Henry Lane, Brig General (Confederate Army) [or Jun 22 1814]
1835 - Jose Garcia Robles, composer
1837 - Christian Barnekow, composer
1844 - Gerard Manley Hopkins, England, poet (Windhover)
1857 - Ballington Booth, co-founder of Volunteers of America (d. 1940)
1859 - Balington Booth, founder (Volunteers of America)
1860 - Elias M. Ammons, governor of Colorado (d. 1925)
1860 - Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia (d. 1922)
1863 - Hussein Khan Nakhichevanski, Russian general (d. 1919)
1866 - Beatrix Potter, England, children's author (Tale of Peter Rabbit)
1867 - Charles Dillon Perrine, American-born astronomer (d. 1951)
1868 - George Morren, Flemish painter/sculptor
1868 - Thomas P Krag, Norwegian writer (Jon Graeff, Ulf Ran)
1870 - Henri Jaspar, premier of Belgium (1927-31)
1872 - Albert P Sarraut, Fren gov-gen of Indo-China (1911..19)/PM (1933/36)
1874 - Ernst Cassirer, Germany, philosopher/educator (Essay on Man)
1887 - Marcel Duchamp, French painter (Nude Descending a Staircase)
1890 - Marie Lohr, Sydney Australia, actress (Pygmalion, Small Hotel)
1891 - Ron Oxenham, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1928-32)
1892 - Joe E Brown, Holgate Ohio, comedian (Buck Circus Hour)
1892 - Petro Petridis, Greek composer (Isotope Suite)
1893 - Rued Immanuel Langgaard, composer
1896 - Barbara La Marr, American actress (d. 1926)
1897 - Emmy Arbous, [Emilia J Henke], Dutch actress (Little Rascal)
1898 - Lawrence Gray, American actor (d. 1970)
1900 - Maurice Johnstone, composer
1901 - Rudy Vallee, Vt, singer (Vagabond Dreams, My Time Is Your Time)
1901 - Sandor Vandor, composer
1901 - Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball player (d. 1979)
1902 - Karl Raimund Popper, Austrian/British philosopher (Logic of Forschung)
1902 - Kenneth F Fearing, US, poet (Dead Reckoning)
1903 - Catherine Dale Owen, actress (Behind Office Doors), Louisville KY
1904 - [John] Selwyn [Brooke] Lloyd, British statsman
1905 - Charles William Hutton, architect
1906 - Gottlob Frick, singer
1907 - Earl S Tupper, inventor (Tupperware)
1908 - Zbigniew Turski, composer
1909 - Malcolm Lowry, English novelist (Under the Volcano)
1910 - Bill Goodwin, SF Calif, announcer (Jolson Story, Burns & Allen)
1910 - Clive Robertson Caldwell, British fighter pilot
1911 - Ann Doran, Amarillo Tx, actress (Longstreet, Shirley)
1911 - Gerhard Stoeck, Germany, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1936)
1914 - Carmen Dragon, American composer (d. 1984)
1916 - David Brown, NYC, director (Jaws, Planet of the Apes)
1916 - Laird Cregar, Phila, actor (Charley's Aunt, Hangover Square)
1922 - Jacques Piccard, Switzerland, undersea explorer (bathyscaph Trieste)
1923 - Kent L Lee, US vice-admiral (WW II-Marianas/Palau)
1923 - Mary Jane Odell, Iowa, secretary of state
1923 - Michio Watanabe, politician
1924 - Fred Fisher, cricketer (one Test for NZ v SA 1953)
1924 - Peter James Frederick Green, CEO (LLoyd's of London)
1925 - Bruce Matthews, newspaper executive
1925 - Kenneth M Stewart, euro MP for Merseyside West
1925 - Larry Pruden, composer
1925 - Baruch S. Blumberg, American scientist, Nobel laureate
1926 - Charlie Biddle, American-born Quebec jazz bassist (d. 2003)
1927 - John Ashbery, American poet
1928 - Adrian Ratiu, composer
1929 - Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, NY, 1st lady (1961-63)
1929 - Remco [Wouter] Campert, Dutch literary/poet/son of Jan Campert
1930 - Darryl Hickman, Hollywood Cal, actor (Human Comedy, Tea & Sympathy)
1930 - Jean Roba, Belgian comics author (d. 2006)
1930 - Junior Kimbrough, American bluesman (d. 1998)
1931 - Johnny Martin, Australian cricket left-arm chinaman bowler (60's)
1933 - Charlie Hodge, French Canadian ice hockey goaltender
1934 - Jacques d'Amboise, Dedham Mass, ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Company)
1934 - Norman D Shumway, (Rep-R-California, 1979- )
1935 - Simon Dee, British television broadcaster
1936 - Russ Jackson, Canadian football player
1937 - Anthony Ward, writer
1937 - Peter Duchin, NYC, pianist/bandleader (Peter Duchin Orch)
1937 - Francis Veber, French film director and screenwriter
1938 - Alberto Fujimoro, president of Peru (1990- )
1938 - George Cummings, rocker (Dr Hook & Medicine Show)
1938 - Robert Hughes, [Studley Forrest], Australia, writer/critic (Barcelona)
1938 - Luis Aragonés, Spanish football manager
1939 - Clem Cattini, rock drummer (Tornados London)
1940 - Phil Proctor, comedian (Firesign Theater)
1941 - Riccardo Muti, Napoli Italy, conductor (Philadelphia Orch)
1942 - Marty Brennaman, American sportscaster
1943 - Bill Bradley, Crystal Ms, NBA forward (Knicks, Oly-gold-64/Sen-D-NJ)
1943 - Lawrence Elkins, football player FL (Houston Oilers)
1943 - Mike Bloomfield, Chicago Ill, blues guitarist/singer (Analine)
1944 - Daniel Morelon, France, 1K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)
1944 - Mike Bloomfield, rocker
1945 - Jim Davis, cartoonist (Garfield)
1945 - Richard William Wright, rock guitarist (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall)
1945 - Rick Wright, keyboardist of Pink Floyd
1946 - Douglas H Bosco, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
1946 - Jonathan Edwards, rocker
1946 - Linda Kelsey, Minneapolis, actress (Billie-Lou Grant, Kate-Day by Day)
1946 - Fahmida Riaz, Pakistani writer and feminist
1947 - Alexei Sergeyevich Borodai, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
1947 - Barbara Ann Ferrell Edmondson, Miss, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1968)
1947 - Elena Novikova-Belova, USSR, foils (Olympic-gold-1968)
1947 - Miguelina Cobian, Santiago Cuba, 4x100m runner (Olympic-silver-1968)
1947 - Sally Struther, Portland Oregon, actress (Gloria-All in the Family)
1948 - Andy Fraser, rocker
1948 - Georgia Engel, Wash DC, actress (Georgette-Mary Tyler Moore Show)
1948 - Sergei Bodrov, Khabarovsk Russia, director (Katala, Somebody to Love)
1948 - Gerald Casale, american musician and director (founding member of Devo)
1949 - Simon Kirke, rock drummer (Bad Company)
1949 - Steven Peregrine Took, rocker (T-Rex)
1949 - Vida Blue, major-league pitcher (Cy Young & AL MVP 1971)
1949 - Steve Peregrin Took, English singer (d. 1980)
1949 - Peter Doyle, Australian singer (The New Seekers) (d. 2001)
1949 - Randall Wallace, American screenwriter and film producer
1950 - Shahyar Ghanbari, Iranian poet
1951 - Greg Gluffria, Wash DC, rock keyboardist (House of Lords-Sahara)
1951 - Anthony A. Williams, Mayor of Washington, D.C.
1951 - Santiago Calatrava, Spanish architect
1952 - Monique Vajiralongkorn, Crown Prince/Heir Apparent to Thailand throne
1952 - Monique van de Ven, Dutch actress (Turkish Fruit)
1952 - Yoshitaka Amano, Japanese artist
1953 - Steve Duncan, Knoxville Tn, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited)
1954 - Ken Margolis, rocker (Mink DeVille)
1954 - Steve Morse, rocker
1954 - Mikey Sheehy, Gaelic footballer
1954 - Bruce Abbott, American actor
1954 - Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela
1954 - Gerd Faltings, German mathematician
1958 - Terry Fox, Canadain one-legged marathoner (1980 Marathon of Hope)
1958 - Terry Fox, Canadian athlete and activist (d. 1981)
1958 - Michael Hitchcock, American actor
1960 - Luiz Fernando Carvalho, Brazilian film director
1960 - Yōichi Takahashi, Japanese mangaka of Captain Tsubasa and Hungry Heart Wild Striker
1961 - David Huff, rocker (Giant)
1961 - Scott E Parazynski, Little Rock Ark, MD/astronaut (STS 66, 86, sk:95)
1961 - Alexander Kurlovitch, Soviet weightlifter
1962 - Rachel Sweet, rocker
1963 - Patrizia Pellegrino, Naples Italy, (Italy's Miss Teenager 1980)
1964 - Bruce Wilkerson, NFL tackle (Jaguars, GB Packers-Superbowl 31)
1964 - Dave Alexander, NFL center (NY Jets)
1964 - Lori Loughlin, American actress
1965 - Priscilla Chan, Hong Kong singer
1965 - Delfeayo Marsalis, American jazz musician
1966 - Shikao Suga, Japanese singer/songwriter
1967 - Alex Galtcheniouk, hockey forward (Team Belarus, Olympics-1998)
1967 - Lori Loughlin, Queens, actress (Edge of Night, New Kids, Full House)
1969 - Corey Raymond, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
1969 - Frank Lickliter, Middletown OH, Nike golfer (1993 White Rose-24th)
1969 - Garth Snow, Wrentham Mass, US hockey goalie (Olympics-1994, Flyers)
1969 - Jaimie Dawson, Geneva Switz, Canadian badminton player (Olympics-96)
1969 - Jarrod Hanks, Lafayette LA, US gymnist (Olympic-92, 96)
1969 - Wendi Simmons, Santa Rosa Calif, heptathlete
1969 - Alexis Arquette, American actor
1969 - Dana White, UFC President
1970 - Paul Strang, cricketer (Zimbabwe's 1st Test match leg-spinner, 1994-)
1970 - Michael Amott, Swedish guitarist (Arch Enemy)
1971 - Larry Kennedy, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
1971 - Stephen Lynch, American musician
1972 - Brenda Schultz, Netherlands, tennis star
1972 - Elizabeth Berkley, Mich, actress (Jessie-Saved by the Bell, Showgirl)
1972 - Manley Woods, NFL/WLAF receiver (Seattle Seahawks, Rhein Fire)
1972 - Stacy Evans, WLAF defensive end (Rhein Fire)
1972 - Ed Templeton, American skateboarder
1972 - Yeom Jeong-ah, South Korean actress
1973 - Nixon A McNamara McClean, West Indies cricket fast bowler (ODI 1996)
1973 - Scott Bloom, Manhasset NY, actor (Keys, Stuff)
1974 - Justin Lee Collins, British comedian
1975 - Leonor Watling, Spanish actress and singer
1976 - Jacoby Shaddix, American singer (Papa Roach)
1977 - Aki Berg, Turku Fin, NHL defenseman (LA Kings)
1977 - Manu Ginóbili, Argentine basketball player
1978 - Hitomi Yaida, Japanese singer/songwriter
1979 - Kimberly Whiting, Miss Idaho Teen USA (1997)
1979 - Henrik Hansen, Danish footballer
1979 - Lee Minwoo, Korean singer (Shinhwa)
1979 - Birgitta Haukdal, Icelandic singer
1980 - Stephen Christian, American singer (Anberlin)
1981 - Michael Carrick, English footballer
1981 - Billy Aaron Brown, American actor
1981 - Jo In Sung, South Korean actor
1982 - Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Icelandic singer and actress
1982 - Tom Pelphrey, American actor
1984 - DeMeco Ryans, American football player
1984 - Zach Parise, American ice hockey player
1985 - Dustin Milligan, Canadian actor
1985 - Tynisha Keli, American singer
1986 - Alexandra Chando, American actress
1988 - Ayla Brown, American singer
1988 - Casper Johansen, Danish footballer
1990 - Soulja Boy, American rapper
1990 - Shana Swash, English actress
1993 - Hannah Lochner, Canadian actress



Deaths on July 28

450 - Theodosius II de Jongere, emperor Austrian Empire, dies
1057 - Victor II, [Gebhard], Pope (1055-57), dies
1101 - Su Tung-p'o, Chinese poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher, dies at 64
1128 - William Clito, Count of Flanders (b. 1102)
1230 - Duke Leopold VI of Austria (b. 1176)
1285 - Queen Keran of Armenia, consort of Leo III of Armenia
1330 - Michael III, Tsar of Bulgaria, dies in battle
1527 - Rodrigo de Bastidas, Spanish conquistador
1540 - Thomas Cromwell, King Henry VIII's chief minister, executed
1631 - Guillén de Castro y Bellvis, Spanish dramatist (b. 1569)
1641 - John Amner, composer, dies at 61
1655 - Cyrano de Bergerac, French dramatist/novelist, dies at 36 in Paris
1655 - Savinien Cyrano seigneur de Bergerac, French author, dies at 36
1655 - Suzuki Shosan, Samurai/monk/propagator of Zen Buddhism, dies at 76
1667 - Abraham Cowley, English poet (Mistress/Sex libri plantarum), dies
1675 - Bulstrode Whitelocke, English lawyer (b. 1605)
1685 - Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington, English statesman (b. 1618)
1711 - Gerard Lairesse, painter, buried
1718 - Etienne Baluze, French scholar (b. 1630)
1723 - Mariana Alcoforado, nun (schreef no Lettres Portuguese), dies at 63
1741 - Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, Italian composer, dies at 63
1746 - John Peter Zenger, journalist, involved in 1st amendment fight, dies
1750 - Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer (Art of the Fugue), dies at 65
1762 - George Dodington, 1st Baron Melcombe, English politician (b. 1691)
1778 - Arvid Niclas Hopken, composer, dies at 68
1794 - Georges Couthon, French politician, beheaded at 39
1794 - Maximilien Robespierre, Fr revolutionary/avocat (1781), guillotined
1794 - Robespierre, & 22 other terrorists executed to thunderous cheers
1802 - Giuseppe Sarti, Italian composer (Il er pastore, Ifigenia), dies at 72
1811 - Heinrich J von Collin, Austria dramatist/poet (Coriolan), dies
1818 - Gaspard Monge, French mathematician (b. 1746)
1835 - Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier, French marshal (b. 1768)
1837 - John Ross, composer, dies at 73
1838 - Bernhard Henrik Crusell, composer, dies at 62
1842 - C Brentano, writer, dies at 63
1844 - Joseph Bonaparte, older brother of Napoleon I and King of Naples and Spain (b. 1768)
1849 - Charles Albert, King of Sardinia (1831-49), dies
1850 - Stefano Pavesi, composer, dies at 71
1863 - James Deshler, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 30
1864 - Johann Hermann Kufferath, composer, dies at 67
1864 - Samuel Benton, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at about 44
1869 - Carl G Carus, German arts/psychologist/philosopher, dies
1869 - Jan Evangelista Purkyně, Czech anatomist (b. 1787)
1872 - Friedrich Kaiser, astronomer (Kaiser-Compass), dies
1878 - George Law Curry, Newspaper publisher and Governor of Oregon (b. 1820)
1895 - Joannes Kappeyne van Coppello, Internal minister (1877-89), dies at 72
1904 - Plehve, Russian foreign minister (bomb under carriage), dies
1915 - Vilbrun G Sam, rebellion leader/president of Haiti, lynched
1934 - Louis Tancred, cricketer (fourteen Tests batting for S Africa 1905-14), dies
1934 - Marie Dressler, actress (Dinner at 8, Anna Christie), dies at 64
1937 - Abdul Muslim Mahomayev, composer, dies at 51
1937 - Joseph Lee, father of Playgrounds movement, dies
1939 - William J Mayo, US surgeon/co-founder Mayo Clinic, dies at 78
1940 - Johann Richard Ohlsson, composer, dies at 66
1956 - Ludwig Klages, German philosopher/graphologist, dies at 83
1957 - Edith Abbott, American social worker, educator, and author (b. 1876)
1965 - Maurice Yvain, composer, dies at 74
1965 - Minor Watson, actor (Woman of the Year, Viva Cisco Kid), dies at 75
1965 - Edogawa Ranpo, Japanese author (b. 1894)
1967 - Karl W. Richter, Lieutenant, USAF, American aviator (b. 1942)
1968 - Charles W Mayo, US surgeon, dies at 70
1968 - Otto Hahn, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1944), dies at 89
1969 - Ernst Tittel, composer, dies at 59
1969 - Frank H Loesser, US songwriter/composer (Guys & Dolls), dies at 59
1969 - Gabriel von Wayditch, composer, dies at 80
1969 - Ramón Grau, Cuban president (b. 1882)
1970 - John Barbirolli, English conductor (NY Philharmonic Orch), dies at 70
1971 - Diane Arbus, [Nemerov], photographer (Vogue), commits suicide at 48
1971 - Myril Hoag, American baseball player (b. 1908)
1971 - Charles E. Pont, American artist (b. 1898)
1972 - Helen Traubel, American soprano (b. 1903)
1972 - Charu Majumdar, Indian revolutionary leader (b. 1918)
1973 - Royal Butler, actor, dies at 80
1974 - Jack Ellis, cricketer (Victorian WK, Ashes tourist 1926), dies
1974 - Truman Bradley, TV host (Science Fiction Theater), dies at 69
1976 - Jacob Soetendorp, rabbi, dies at 62
1976 - Lucie Mannheim, actress (39 Steps), dies at 77
1978 - Jan Willem van Otterloo, composer, dies at 70
1979 - Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (b. 1898)
1980 - Cecil Burleigh, composer, dies at 95
1981 - Fr. Stanley Rother, Roman Catholic Priest, Martyr and Missionary to Guatemala (b. 1935)
1982 - George Kleinsinger, US composer (Tubby the Tuba), dies at 68
1983 - Alec Marks, cricketer (good NSW batsman 1928-37), dies
1984 - Bess Flowers, actress (View from Pompey's Head), dies at 85
1985 - Grant Williams, actor (Shrinking Man), dies of toxic poisoning at 54
1986 - Charles Aubroeck, Belgian painter/sculptor (Iron Tower), dies at 91
1986 - Syd Curnow, S African cricketer (168 runs in 7 Tests), dies
1987 - James Burnham, philosopher (Coming Defeat of Communism), dies at 81
1989 - Jeff Richards, actor (Don't Go Near the Water), dies at 66
1990 - Armando Frid, of Argentina (Born May 24, 1866 Guin rec), dies at 124
1990 - Jill Esmond, actress (13 Women, My Pal Wolfe, FP 1), dies at 82
1990 - Maurice Braddell, actor (Things to Come), dies
1991 - Luis Aravena Munoz, Chilean singer/exiled to Netherlands, dies at 45
1993 - Herbert Joeks, [van Hugten], Dutch actor (Pipo the Clown), dies at 77
1994 - Bernard Delfont, Rus/Brit impresario (Thorn EMI), dies at 84
1994 - Colin Turnbull, anthropologist, dies at 69
1994 - Selwyn Powell, art Editor, dies at 82
1996 - Harold C Fox, Fashion designer/musician, dies at 86
1996 - Mickey Fenn, docker/socialist, dies at 58
1996 - Roger Tory Peterson, ornithologist/artist, dies at 87
1997 - Louis Cohen, physicist, dies at 71
1997 - Seni Pramoj, PM of Thailand (1945-46, 75, 76), dies
1998 - Lenny McLean, English bareknuckle fighter (b. 1949)
1999 - Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist, Nobel laureate (b. 1911)
2000 - Abraham Pais, Dutch-born American physicist and historian (b. 1918)
2002 - Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1910)
2003 - Lady Valerie Goulding, Irish politician and activist (b. 1918)
2004 - Francis Crick, English molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1916)
2004 - Sam Edwards, American actor (b. 1915)
2004 - Eugene Roche, American actor (b. 1928)
2004 - Tiziano Terzani, Italian journalist (b. 1938)
2006 - David Gemmell, British writer (b. 1948)
2007 - Jim LeRoy, Airshow pilot (b. 1961)
2007 - Karl Gotch, Belgian professional wrestler (b. 1924)
2008 - Susan Tamim, Lebanese singer and actress, murdered (b. 1977)
2009 - Jim Johnson, NFL Assistant Coach, Eagles Defensive Coordinator from 1999-2009 (b.1941)
2010 - Ivy Bean, English internet celebrity (b. 1905)

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History, Births, and Deaths for July 29



362 - Emperor Julianus of Constantinople ends education laws
626 - Avaren/Slaves under khagan Bajan begin siege of Constantinople
1014 - Battle of Strumitsa-valley: Byzantine destroys Bulgarian armies
1030 - Battle at Stiklestad (Trondheim)
1179 - Lando Sittino proclaimed (anti-)pope Innocent III
1560 - Turkish fleet recaptures Djerba on Spanjaarden
1563 - League of High Nobles routes King Philip II
1565 - Mary Queen of Scots marries her cousin, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley
1567 - James VI is crowned King of Scotland at Stirling.
1579 - Antwerp request union with of Utrecht
1579 - King Philip II arrests plotters Antonio Perez & princess van Eboli
1585 - Friese academy opens
1588 - Attacking Spanish Armada defeated & scattered by English defenders
1588 - Duke Farneses troops ready for invasion of England
1634 - Dutch fleet under Johannes van Walbeeck lands on Curacao
1655 - Biggest townhall in the world opens in Amsterdam
1676 - Nathaniel Bacon declared a rebel for assembling frontiersmen to protect settlers from Indians
1693 - Battle at Neerwinden: French beats English/Dutch army
1693 - War of the Grand Alliance: Battle of Landen - France wins a Pyrrhic victory over Allied forces in the Netherlands.
1696 - French king Louis XIV & Victor Amadeua van Savoye signs peace
1715 - 10 Spanish treasure galleons sinks off Florida coast by hurricane
1751 - 1st international world title prize fight-Jack Stack of England, beats challenger M Petit of France in 29 mins in England
1773 - 1st schoolhouse west of Allegheny Mtns completed, Schoenbrunn, OH
1783 - Skaptar Volcano on Iceland erupts killing about 9,000
1786 - 1st newspaper published west of Alleghanies, Pitts Gazette
1793 - John Graves Simcoe decides to build a fort and settlement at Toronto, having sailed into the bay there.
1835 - 1st sugar plantation in Hawaii begins
1836 - Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
1844 - NY Yacht Club forms
1847 - Cumberland School of Law founded in Lebanon, Tennessee, USA. At the end of 1847 only 15 law schools exist in the United States.
1848 - Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt - in Tipperary, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police.
1851 - Annibale de Gasparis discovers asteroid 15 Eunomia.
1858 - 1st commercial treaty between US & Japan signed
1858 - US citizens allowed to live anywhere in Japan
1858 - United States and Japan sign the Harris Treaty.
1864 - 3rd & last day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia
1864 - Battle of Macon, GA (Stoneman's Raid)
1864 - American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, DC.
1874 - Major Walter Copton Wingfield patents a portable tennis court
1899 - 1st motorcycle race, Manhattan Beach, NY
1899 - Southern Calif Golf Assn forms
1899 - The First Hague Convention is signed.
1900 - In Italy, King Umberto I of Italy is assassinated by Italian-born anarchist Gaetano Bresci.
1902 - Union of Orthodox Rabbis of US & Canada forms
1907 - 1st helicopter ascent in Douai, France
1907 - Sir Robert Baden-Powell forms Boy Scouts in England
1908 - St Louis Browns Rube Waddell strikes out 16 Phila Athletics
1910 - JWEL Hilgers is 1st Dutchman to fly above Dutch territory
1911 - Boston Red Sox Joe Wood no-hits St Louis Browns, 5-0
1913 - Albania becomes sovereignty under prince Wilhelm von Wied
1914 - 1st transcontinental phone link made between NYC & SF
1914 - Austrian-Hungary bombs Belgrade
1914 - British fleet leaves Portland/passes Straits of Dover
1914 - Russia mobilize troops along Austrian boundary
1915 - Pirate Honus Wagner at 41, hits a grand slam HR
1916 - Postal check & Girodienst establishes
1920 - 1st transcontinental airmail flight from NY to SF
1920 - Mexican rebel Pancho Villa surrenders
1920 - Construction of the Link River Dam begins as part of the Klamath Reclamation Project.
1921 - Cleveland's 125th anniversary celebration: Cy Young, 54, pitches 2 inn
1921 - New rules of language assumed (equal rights Flemings/Walen Belgium)
1921 - Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.
1923 - Albert Einstein speaks on pacifism in Berlin
1923 - KPD holds struggle day against fascism, in Germany
1924 - Paul Runyan wins PGA golf championship
1927 - 1st iron lung installed (Bellevue hospital, NY)
1927 - Bellevue Hospital in NY installs 1st iron lung
1927 - Phil Mead scores his 100th 100, Hampshire v Northants
1928 - Walt Disney's "Steamboat Willie" is released
1928 - Cleve Indians score 17 in 1st 2 inns to beat Yanks 24-6 at Dunn Field they also set a record with 24 singles in 1 game
1929 - Belgium Maurice Dewaele wins Tour de France
1930 - 115°F (46°C), Holly Springs, Mississippi (state record)
1930 - Airship R100, 1st passenger-carrying flight from England to Canada
1932 - Great Depression: in Washington, DC, U.S. troops disperse the last of the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans.
1934 - 17th PGA Championship: Paul Runyan at Park CC Williamsville NY
1936 - RCA shows 1st real TV program (dancing, film on locomotives, Bonwit Teller fashion show & monologue from Tobacco Road & comedy)
1937 - Japanese troops occupies Peking & Tientsin
1937 - Tongzhou Incident
1938 - Comic strip "Dennis the Menace," 1st appears
1938 - Olympic National Park forms
1940 - Urk soccer team forms
1942 - Eastern Blvd in the Bronx renamed Bruckner Blvd
1943 - 1 million inhabitants flee Hamburg
1943 - Nazi's evacuate Hollandsche Theater in Amsterdam
1944 - Allied air force bomb Germany for 6 hours
1944 - Frank McCormick (Reds) HR off Ace Adams (Giants) in both games of DH
1944 - US 4th Armour division occupiers Avranches
1945 - After delivering the Atomic Bomb across the Pacific, the cruiser USS Indianapolis is torpedoed & sunk by a Japanese submarine
1947 - Gas leak explodes in a beauty parlor, 10 women die in Harrisonburg Va
1948 - King George VI opens 14th modern Olympic games in London
1949 - Airlift in West-Germany to West-Berlin ends
1949 - BBC radio begins broadcasting
1950 - Pee Wee Reese, hits the 3,000th Dodger home run
1952 - 1st nonstop transpacific flight by a jet
1953 - US bombers shot down at north of Wladiwostok
1955 - Smokey Burgess hits 3 HRS to help Pirates beat Reds 16-5
1955 - USSR performs nuclear Test
1956 - 11th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Kathy Cornelius
1956 - Jacques Cousteau's Calypso anchors in 7,500 m of water (record)
1956 - WCKT (now WSVN) TV channel 7 in Miami, FL (IND) begins broadcasting
1957 - Floyd Patterson TKOs Tommy Jackson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1957 - International Atomic Energy Agency forms by UN
1957 - Jack Paar's Tonight show premieres
1958 - Pres Eisenhower signs NASA & Space Act of 1958
1958 - Southern Pacific Bay ferries stop running
1959 - First United States Congress elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union.
1961 - Bob Dylan injured in car accident
1961 - Phillies lose 1st of 23 straight games
1961 - Wallis & Futuna Islands become a French overseas territory
1965 - Beatles movie "Help" premieres, Queen Elizabeth attends
1965 - Gemini 5 returned after 12d 7h 11m 53s
1965 - Major league record 26 strikeouts, Phillies (16), Pirates (10)
1965 - USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1966 - Bob Dylan hurt in motorcycle accident near Woodstock NY
1966 - Nigerians chief of staff Jakubu Gowon makes coup
1967 - Fire aboard carrier USS Forrestal in Gulf of Tonkin kills 134
1967 - Moderate quake (6.5) strikes Caracas Venezuela causing severe damage
1967 - U S S Forrestal explodes kills 134. $100 million damage
1968 - Cincinnati Red George Culver no hits Phillies, 6-1
1968 - Gram Parson refuses to play with the Byrds in South Africa
1968 - Mount Arenal, Costa Rica kills 80 in Pelee-type eruption
1968 - Pope Paul VI, in an encyclical entitled "Humanae Vitae" (Of Human Life), declares any artificial forms of birth control prohibited
1968 - Wash DC Ron Hansen makes unassisted triple play vs Cleve
1969 - Mariner 6 begins transmitting far-encounter photos of Mars
1970 - 6 days of race rioting in Hartford Ct
1972 - France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1973 - $180,000 in Led Zeppelin receipts are robbed from NY Hilton
1973 - Greek plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy
1974 - 2nd impeachment vote against Nixon by House Judiciary Committee
1974 - Episcopal Church ordained female priests
1974 - France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1974 - St Louis Card Lou Brock steals his 700th base
1975 - Ford became 1st US pres to visit Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz
1975 - Military coup by Gen Mohammed/Pres Jakubu Gowon fired
1976 - USSR performs underground nuclear Test
1976 - In New York City, the "Son of Sam" kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks.
1978 - 600,000 attend "Summer Jam" rock festival, Watkins Glen, NY
1978 - Penny Dean swims English Channel in record 7h40m
1978 - Pioneer 11 transmits images of Saturn & its rings
1978 - On Old Timer's Day, NY Yankees announce that Billy Martin will return as NY Yankee manager in 1980 & Bob Lemon will become GM
1979 - 7th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Amy Alcott
1981 - Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Amphitheater is dedicated
1981 - Iran ex-president Bani Sadr flees to Paris
1981 - Prince Charles of England weds Lady Diane Spencer
1982 - Andy Taylor of rock group Duran Duran weds Tracie Wilson
1983 - "Friday Night Videos" premieres on NBC TV
1983 - Steve Garvey ends his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak
1984 - 12th du Maurier Golf Classic: Juli Inkster
1984 - 23rd Summer Olympics opens in LA
1985 - 19th Space Shuttle Mission (51-F)-Challenger 8-launched
1986 - Bomb attack in West-Beirut, 30 killed
1986 - Dennis Amiss scores his 100th 100, Warwickshire v Lancashire
1986 - NY jury rules NFL violated antitrust laws, awards USFL $1 in damages
1987 - Ben & Jerry's & Jerry Garcia agree on a new flavor Cherry Garcia
1988 - FDIC bails out 1st Republic Bank, Dallas, with $4 billion
1988 - Gorbachev pushes plan electing president & parliament in March, 1989
1988 - Judge orders NASA to release unedited tape from Challenger cockpit
1988 - Last US Playboy Club (Lansing Mich) closes
1988 - South African govt bans anti-apartheid film "Cry Freedom"
1988 - Baltimore trades Mike Boddicker to the Red Sox for Brady Anderson & Curt Schilling
1988 - Rick Sutcliffe swipes home, 1st pitcher since Pascual Perez in 1984 to steal home
1989 - Javier Sotomayor of Cuba sets high jump record (8'0") in San Juan
1989 - Phillies retire Steve Carlton's # 32
1989 - Vince Coleman, record streak stopped at 50 straight stolen bases
1989 - White Sox trade Harold Baines to Rangers for Scott Fletcher & Sam Sosa
1990 - 26th Curtis Cup: US wins 14-4
1990 - 28th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats USSR in Atlanta Georgia (2-1)
1990 - 36th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Beth Daniel
1990 - Boston Red Sox set major league record with 12 doubles in a game
1990 - South Africa Communist Party begins 1st legal conference
1991 - 1st Sunday Night game at Shea Stadium (Mets beat Cubs 6-0)
1991 - Donald Trump gives Marla Maples a 7½ caret engagement ring
1991 - Yankee Stadium fans throw cups & blowup dolls at Jose Canseco
1992 - "Chinese Coffee" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 18 perfs
1992 - Evgueni Sadovyi swims world record/OR 400m freestyle (3:45.00)
1992 - Ray Sharkey, actor (Wiseguys), arrested for narcotic possession
1993 - Cin Red pitcher Thomas Browning arrested for marijuana possession
1993 - Walter Koenig (Checkov-Star Trek) suffers a mild heart attack
1993 - Israeli Court of Appeal overturns (5-0) conviction of John Demjaujuk, saying not enough evidence he is Concentration Camp Ivan the Terrible
1994 - 200,000 Moslems demand death to feminist Taslima Nasrin
1994 - Corrupt Italian ex-premier Craxi gets 8½ year jail sentenced
1994 - H Emans Arubaanse Peoples Party wins parliamentary election
1994 - India army kills 27 Moslem militants
1994 - Jesse Timmedequas, rapes & murders Megan Kanka, 7 (Megan's Law)
1994 - Parliamentary election in Aruba
1995 - Monica Seles beats Martina Naratilova in her return to tennis
1995 - Carolina Panthers beat Jacksonville Jaguars in their 1st NFL exhibition game 20-14
1996 - The controversial child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act (1996) is struck down as too broad by a U.S. federal court.
1997 - US Senior Golf Open ends at Olympia Fields GC Ill
2005 - Astronomers announce their discovery of Eris.



Births on July 29


1166 - Henry II of Champagne (d. 1197)
1590 - Gilles Hayne, composer
1605 - Simon Dach, German poet
1620 - Nicolaas Heinsius, Dutch philologist/diplomat
1646 - Johann Theile, German composer (Adam & Eve)
1723 - Christleib Siegmund Binder, composer
1739 - Johannes Ritschel, composer
1755 - Franz Gotz, composer
1758 - Antonius van Gils, Dutch RC theologist (opposed Enlightenment)
1778 - Carl Borromaus Neuner, composer
1797 - Daniel Drew, American financier (d. 1879)
1801 - George Bradshaw, English publisher (d. 1853)
1805 - Alexis de Tocqueville, France, statesman/writer (Democracy in America)
1817 - James Blair Steedman, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883
1820 - Clement Laird Vallandigham, MC (Union), died in 1871
1828 - Cuvier Grover, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1885
1830 - Alvan Cullem Gillem, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1875
1843 - Johannes Schmidt, German linguist (d. 1901)
1849 - Max Nordau, Austrian author and Zionist leader (d. 1923)
1853 - Esther de Boer-van Rijk, Dutch actress (Kniertje-Hope of Blessing)
1853 - Henry Morton Dunham, composer
1854 - Georg Kerschensteiner, German educator (Theory of Education)
1861 - Alica Hathaway Lee Roosevelt, 1st wife of Theodore Roosevelt
1861 - Sergei D Sazonov, Russian minister of Foreign Affairs (1910-16)
1865 - Nicola Spinelli, composer
1867 - Enrique Granados, Spain, composer
1869 - Booth Tarkington, US, novelist (17, Magnificent Ambersons)
1871 - [Gregory Efimovich] Rasputin, mad Russian monk
1872 - Eric Alfred Knudsen, American folklorist (d. 1957)
1874 - August Stramm, writer
1874 - James Shaver Woodsworth, Canadian politician (d. 1942)
1876 - Maria Ouspenskaya, Tula Russia, actress (Waterloo Bridge)
1878 - Don Marquis, Ill, journalist/poet (archy & mehitabel)
1878 - Don Marquis, American author (d. 1937)
1883 - Benito Mussolini, [Il Duce], Fascist Italian dictator (1922-43)
1883 - Manuel Infante, Spanish composer/conductor
1883 - Porfirio Barba-Jacob, Colombian poet and writer (d. 1942)
1884 - Henri Liebrecht, Belgian playwright/journalist
1884 - Ralph A. Bard, U.S. Navy Undersecretary (d. 1975)
1885 - Theda Bara, American film actress (d. 1955)
1887 - Rudi Stephan, composer
1887 - Sigmund Romberg, Nagykanizsa Hungary, operetta composer (Blossom Time)
1888 - Niles Welch, Hartford CT, actor (Cornered)
1889 - Karl Otten, writer
1891 - Bernhard Zondek, German/Israeli gynaecologist
1892 - Charles L Bass, actor (Business in White Slavery)
1892 - Ernst van Raalte, lawyer (Seen, heard... wrote)
1892 - Karel L Baars, Dutch actor (White Slaves Trade)
1892 - William Powell, Pittsburgh PA, actor (Thin Man, My Man Godfrey)
1893 - Arre Merikanto, Finnish composer (12-tones music)
1895 - Michail M Zosjtsjenko, Russian author
1897 - Sir Neil Ritchie, British general (d. 1983)
1898 - Isidor Isaac Rabi, Poland, physicist (explored atom, Nobel 1944)
1899 - Walter Beall, American baseball player (d. 1959)
1900 - Alexander Vasil'yevich Mosolov, composer [OS]
1900 - Don Redman, Piedmont WV, orch leader (Sugar Hill Times)
1900 - Eyvind Johnson, Sweden, novelist (Return to Ithaca-Nobel 1974)
1900 - Don Redman, American musician (d. 1964)
1904 - J. R. D. Tata, Indian industrialist (d. 1993)
1905 - Clara Bow, silent screen actress (It, Saturday Night Kid)
1905 - Dag Hammarskjoeld, Sweden, 2nd UN Sect-General (1953-61) (Nobel 1961)
1905 - Thelma Todd, [Alison Loyd], Lawrence MA, actress (Dangerous Female)
1905 - Stanley Kunitz, American poet (d. 2006)
1906 - Diana Vreeland, French-born fashion editor (d. 1989)
1907 - Melvin Mouron Belli, Sonora Calif, lawyer (SF's "King of Torts")
1909 - Georgy Mushel, composer
1910 - Henry Brian Boyne, journalist
1911 - Jan Cikker, composer
1911 - Foster Furcolo, 60th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1995)
1911 - Iakovos, Archbishop of America (d. 2005)
1913 - Stephen McNally, NYC, actor (Split Second, 30 Seconds over Tokyo)
1913 - Erich Priebke, Nazi war criminal
1914 - "Professor" Irwin Corey, comedian (Car Wash)
1914 - Abram Games, graphic artist
1914 - Dovie Hudson, community activist in rural Mississippi
1915 - Bruce R. McConkie, LDS apostle and author (d. 1985)
1915 - Francis W. Sargent, 64th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1998)
1916 - Charlie Christian, American jazz guitarist (d. 1942)
1916 - Budd Boetticher, American film director (d. 2001)
1918 - Vladimir Dudentzev, Russian writer
1920 - Rodolfo Acosta, Chihuahua Mexico, actor (Passion, Littlest Outlaw)
1920 - Neville Jeffress, Australian founder of Media Monitors Australia (d. 2007)
1921 - Aled Eames, maritime historian
1921 - Richard Egan, SF Calif, actor (Empire, Redigo, Pollyanna)
1923 - Gordon Mitchell, American actor (d. 2003)
1924 - Arnold Weinstock, English industrial/multi-millionaire (GEC)
1924 - Robert Horton, LA Calif, actor (Kings Row, Wagon Train, Arena)
1924 - Lloyd Bochner, Canadian actor (d. 2005)
1924 - Elizabeth Short, victim in the Black Dahlia case (d. 1947)
1925 - Mikis Michael George Theodorakis, Chios Greece, composer (Raven)
1925 - Ted Lindsay, Canadian hockey player
1926 - Don Carter, bowler, 6-time Bowler of Year (1953-54, 57-58, 60-61)
1926 - Russel Firestone, polo great (Circle F-1959 champs)
1927 - Harry K V Mulisch, writer (Message to King Rat)
1928 - Bidzina Alexandrovich Kvernadze, composer
1929 - Jean Baudrillard, French philosopher
1930 - Paul Taylor, dancer/choreographer (Paul Taylor Dance Company) [or 6/5]
1932 - Marguerite Empey, [Diane Webber], Los Angelas California, playmate (May 1955, Feb 1956)
1932 - Nancy Landon Kassebaum, (Sen-R-Kansas, 1979- )
1933 - Cammie Smith, WI cricket opening batsman (1960-62)
1933 - Robert Fuller, Troy NY, actor (Laramie, Wagon Train)
1933 - Lou Albano, American pro wrestling manager
1934 - Alfred Scott, WI cricket leg-spinner (son of O C, Test 0-140)
1935 - Leonard Lee, rocker (Shirley & Lee)
1935 - Peter Schreier, Meissen Germany, tenor (Dresden State Opera 1961)
1936 - Elizabeth Hanford Dole, US Secretary of Transportation (1983-87)
1937 - Daniel McFadden, American economist, Nobel Prize Laureate
1938 - Peter Jennings, Toronto Canada, news anchor (ABC Evening News)
1938 - Jean Rochon, Quebec politician
1939 - Annea Lockwood, composer
1941 - David Warner, Manchester NH, actor (Star Trek VI, Time Bandits)
1942 - Sharon Gans, actress (Slaughterhouse 5)
1942 - Tony Sirico, American actor
1943 - Charles Hallahan, actor (Hunter)
1943 - Ingrid Kramer, Dresden Germany, diver (Olympic-gold-1964)
1943 - Roz Kelly, Mt Vernon NY, actress (Owl & Pussycat, Happy Days)
1943 - David Taylor, English snooker player
1944 - Terry Jarvis, NZ cricket opener (387 partnership w/Turner v WI 1972)
1945 - Michelle Angelo, Kingsville Tx, actress (Funny Girl)
1946 - Bill Forsyth, director (Local Hero, Breaking In, Housekeeping)
1946 - Neal Doughty, Evantson Ill, rock keyboardist (Reo Speedwagon)
1947 - Janet LePera, LPGA golfer
1947 - Dick Harmon, American golf instructor (d. 2006)
1949 - Marilyn Tucker Quayle, novelist/wife of Vice President Dan Quayle (1989-93)
1949 - Stephen Burleigh, Wheeling WV, actor (Love & Betrayal, Afterburn)
1950 - Maricica Puica, Romania, 2K runner (world record)
1950 - Radu Voina, Romania, team handball (Oly-silver/2 bronze-1972, 76, 80)
1951 - Dean Pitchford, rocker
1951 - Deborah Pryor, Calif, actress (The Godson)/(Rep-R-Ohio)
1951 - Leslie Easterbrook, LA Calif, actress (Ryan's Hope, Police Acadamy 5)
1951 - Dan Driessen, American baseball player
1953 - Geddy Lee, Toronto Canada, lead vocalist/bassist (Rush-Tom Sawyer)
1953 - Ken Burns, epic documentary maker (Civil War, Baseball)
1953 - Ken Burns, American producer and director
1953 - Tim Gunn, American television personality
1954 - Flo Hyman, Inglewood Calif, volleyball player (Olympic-silver-1984)
1955 - "Country" Jem Finer, English banjo player (Pogues-Straight to heck)
1955 - Dave Stevens, American illustrator
1955 - Jean-Hugues Anglade, French actor
1956 - Brenda Hocott, LPGA golfer
1956 - Michael Biehn, Anniston AL, actor (Rampage, Hog Wild, Aliens, Abyss)
1956 - Patti Scialfa, singer (As Long as I Can Be)/Mrs Bruce Springsteen
1956 - Teddy Atlas, American boxing trainer and commentator
1956 - Ronnie Musgrove, Former Governor of Mississippi
1957 - Nellie Kim, Russian gymnast
1957 - Alessandra Marc, American operatic soprano
1959 - Brian James Claar, Santa Monica CA, PGA golfer (1991 AT&T-2nd)
1959 - Gary Springer, NYC, actor (Bernice Bobs Her Hair)
1959 - John Sykes, Irish hard rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy-Blue Murder)
1959 - Nelli Kim, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-2 golds-1976)
1959 - Sanjay Dutt, Indian actor
1959 - Ruud Janssen, Dutch writer and artist
1962 - Corinne Dibnah, Brisbane Australia, LPGA golfer (1988 Brit Open)
1962 - Steve Pelluer, WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1962 - Vincent Rousseau, Belgian athlete
1962 - Scott Steiner, American professional wrestler
1963 - Alexandra Paul, NYC, actress (Christine, American Flyers, Dragnet)
1963 - Azeem Hafeez, cricketer (fingerless Pakistani lefty quick)
1963 - Damon Allen, CFL quarterback (BC Lions)
1963 - Michel Boerebach, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
1963 - Patty Dodd, Bogota Columbia, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-2nd-1988)
1963 - Steve Frey, Meadowbrook PA, pitcher (Phila Phillies)
1963 - Graham Poll, English football referee
1963 - Jim Beglin, Irish football commentator
1964 - Lisa Peluso, Phila, actress (Search for Tomorrow, Ava-Loving)
1965 - Doug Burden, Rutland Vt, rower (Olympics-5th-88, 92, 96)
1965 - Henry James, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1965 - Karen Doell, Winkler Manitoba, softball 2nd baseman (Olympics-96)
1965 - Luis Alicea, Santurce Puerto Rico, infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
1965 - Chang-Rae Lee, Korean-born author
1966 - Jeff Herrod, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
1966 - Martina McBride, country singer
1966 - Sally Gunnell, 400m hurdler, (Olympic-gold-92)
1966 - Richard Steven Horvitz, American comic voiceactor
1968 - Kristen Babb-Sprague, Calif, US synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-92)
1968 - Mike Williams, Radford VA, pitcher (Phila Phillies)
1968 - Paavo Lotjonen, Finnish Cellist (Apocalyptica)
1969 - Alison Dunlap, Denver Colo, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1970 - John Rennie, cricketer (Zimbabwe pace bowler 1993)
1970 - Maria Checca, Bogota Colombia, playmate (Aug, 1994)
1970 - Sean LaChapelle, NFL/WLAF receiver (KC Chiefs, Scottish Claymores)
1970 - Steve Wojciechowski, Blue Island IL, pitcher (Oakland A's)
1971 - Bryan Dattilo, Kankakee IL, actor (Calif Dreaming, Days of Our Lives)
1971 - Jayne Fenner, Four Marks England, US sailing (Olympic-92)
1971 - Johnny Ruffin, Butler AL, pitcher (Cin Reds)
1971 - Monica Calhoun, American actress
1971 - Lisa Ekdahl, Swedish singer songwriter
1972 - Steven Branscombe, WLAF WR (Scotland Claymores)
1972 - Wil Wheaton, CA, actor (Star Trek Next Generation-Wesley, Stand By Me)
1973 - Stephen Dorff, Atlanta, actor (I Know My Name is Steven)
1973 - Wanya Morris, [Squirt], Phila Pa, rapper (Boyz II Men)
1974 - Derek Wilkinson, Lasalle, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1975 - Seth Greisinger, Kansas City KS, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1975 - Sheya Shipanga, Miss Namibia Universe (1997)
1975 - Corrado Grabbi, Italian footballer
1977 - Greg Burgess, US, 200m individual medley (Olympics-silver-92, 96)
1979 - Karim Essediri, Tunisian footballer
1979 - Ronald Murray, American basketball player
1980 - Ryan Braun, Canadian baseball player
1980 - Fernando González, Chilean tennis player
1980 - Rachel Miner, American actress
1981 - Jennie Thompson, Wichita Falls TX, gymnast (Jr Natl-champ-93, Oly-96)
1981 - Fernando Alonso, Spanish Formula 1 Driver
1981 - Andrés Madrid, Argentine footballer
1981 - Troy Perkins, American soccer player
1982 - Janez Aljančič, Slovenian footballer
1982 - Jônatas Domingos, Brazilian footballer
1982 - Allison Mack, American actress
1983 - Alexei Kaigorodov, Russian hockey player
1984 - Chad Billingsley, American baseball player
1987 - Sabra Johnson, American dancer
1991 - Miki Ishikawa, American actress



Deaths on July 29

238 - Pupienus, Roman Emperor
238 - Balbinus, Roman Emperor
1030 - Olaf Haraldsson, King of Norway, dies in battle of Stiklestad
1095 - Ladislaus I Arpad de Heilige, King of Hungary, dies
1099 - Urban II, [Odo van Lagery], French Pope (1088-99), dies
1108 - Philip I, co-king of France (1059, 1060-1108), dies at 56
1164 - Olaf, King of Norway, dies
1507 - Martin Behaim, German-born navigator and geographer (b. 1459)
1573 - Spanish prince of Eboli, dies
1596 - Jacobus Latomus, Flemish poet (Psalms/Jeremias) dies at about 84
1612 - Jacques Bongars, French scholar and diplomat (b. 1554)
1632 - Samuel Ampzing, vicar/poet (Biblical Treasures), dies
1644 - Urban VIII, [Maffeo Barberini], Pope (1623-44), dies
1649 - David Teniers I, Flemish painter (altaar stukken), dies
1669 - Christopher Simpson, composer, dies
1752 - Peter Warren, British admiral
1781 - Johann Kies, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1713)
1786 - Franz Asplmayr, composer, dies at 58
1792 - René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, Chancellor of France (b. 1714)
1797 - Christoph Rheineck, composer, dies at 48
1808 - Selam III, poet/composer/sultan of Turkey (1789-1808), dies
1813 - Jean-Andoche Junot, French general (b. 1771)
1825 - Micah Hawkins, composer, dies at 48
1833 - William Wilberforce, English abolitionist (b. 1759)
1838 - Jonathan Huntington, composer, dies at 66
1839 - Gaspard de Prony, French mathematician (b. 1755)
1844 - Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, composer, dies at 53
1856 - Robert A Schumann, German pianist/composer (Humoresque), dies at 46
1857 - Charles LJL Bonaparte, Corsican/French prince of Canino, dies at 54
1857 - Thomas Dick, Scottish scientific teacher and writer (b. 1774)
1859 - Auguste Mathieu Panseron, composer, dies at 63
1863 - Edward Needle Kirk, US Union brig-general, dies in battle at about 35
1886 - Adolf Muller, composer, dies at 84
1886 - Solomon Gazfried, rabbi/author (Kitzur Shulchan Aruch), dies
1887 - Agostino Depretis, Italian statesman (d. 1813)
1890 - Vincent Van Gogh, painter, dies in Auvers, France
1897 - Joost G Kist, lawyer/president of High Council (1885-97), dies at 74
1900 - Umberto I, Italian King (1878-1900) assassinated by Gaetano Bresci
1906 - Alexandre Luigini, composer, dies at 56
1913 - Tobias MC Asser, lawyer (Nobel 1911), dies
1918 - Ernest William Christmas, Australian painter (b. 1863)
1922 - Edward Gailliard, Flemish language/archaeologist, dies at 81
1930 - Alexander von Fielitz, composer, dies at 69
1933 - Gerhard Rusenkrone Schjelderup, composer, dies at 73
1934 - Didier Pitre, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1883)
1938 - Nikolai Krylenko, Russian/Soviet jurist and politician (b. 1885)
1941 - James Stephenson, actor (Sea Hawk, River's End), dies at 52
1950 - Joe Fry, British racing driver (b. 1915)
1954 - Coen de Koning, Dutch speed skater (b. 1879)
1956 - Ludwig Klages, German philosopher (Study of Graves), dies at 83
1958 - Charles O'Malley, actor in silent westerns (Iron Horse), dies at 61
1960 - Richard Simon, co-founder (Simon & Shuster), dies
1963 - Dave Smith, cricketer (2 Tests in 1912 Australian side), dies
1963 - Dorian Le Gallienne, composer, dies at 48
1964 - Vean Gregg, American baseball player (b. 1885)
1966 - Pal Jardanyi, composer, dies at 44
1970 - John G B Barbirolli, English conductor/composer, dies at 70
1970 - Jonel Perlea, composer, dies at 69
1973 - Eileen Percy, silent film actress (Wicked, Backstage), dies at 72
1973 - Norm Smith, Australian rules footballer and coach (b. 1915)
1973 - Roger Williamson, English racing driver (b. 1948)
1974 - Cass Elliot, singer (Mamas & Papas), chokes to death in London at 32
1974 - Erich Kästner, German author (b. 1899)
1975 - James [Benjamin] Blish, sci-fi author (Star Trek Reader), dies at 54
1976 - Mickey Cohen, American gangster (b. 1913)
1977 - Austin Matthews, cricketer (Test Eng v NZ 1937), dies
1978 - Wesley La Violette, composer, dies at 84
1979 - Herbert Marcuse, philosopher (Eros & Civilization), dies at 81
1979 - Bill Todman, American television producer (b. 1916)
1980 - Jan Tausinger, composer, dies at 58
1981 - Robert Moses, American urban planner (b. 1888)
1982 - Cor[nelis R J] Kieboom, resistor/President Feyenoord, dies at 81
1982 - Harold Sakata, actor (Kenji-Sarge), dies at 62
1982 - Richard N Gale, English general/paracommandant, dies at 86
1983 - David Niven, actor (Rugues), dies in Switzerland at 73
1983 - J B Charles, [Willem Nagel], Dutch criminologist/writer, dies at 83
1983 - Luis Buñuel, director (Monk), dies of cirrhosis of liver at 83
1983 - Raymond Massey, actor (Dr Kildare), dies of pneumonia at 86
1984 - Fred Waring, orch leader (Fred Waring Show), dies at 84
1984 - Woodrow Parfey, actor (Time Express), dies at 61 of a heart attack
1985 - James F Nolan, actor (Dante), dies of cancer at 69
1987 - Arthur Chipperfield, cricketer (14 Tests for Australia), dies
1987 - Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Bengali author (b. 1894)
1988 - Ellin Berlin, [MacKay], Mrs Irving Berlin, dies at 86
1990 - Bruno Kreisky, union chancellor Austria, dies
1992 - Tavio Amorin, Togolese politician, murdered
1993 - AJA Quintus Bosz, Indonesian/Suriname lawyer, dies at 78
1994 - Dorothy Crowfoot-Hodgkin, chemist (B-12, Nobel 1964), dies at 78
1994 - Francisco Veguillas, Spanish general, murdered at 68
1994 - John Bayard Britton, abortion doctor, killed by Paul Hill
1996 - Aruna Asaf Ali, politician, dies at 88
1996 - Ric Nordman, Canadian politician (b. 1919)
1996 - Jason Thirsk, American bassist (Pennywise) (b. 1967)
1998 - Jerome Robbins, American choreographer (b. 1918)
2001 - Edward Gierek, Polish politician (b. 1913)
2001 - Wau Holland, German computer hacker (b. 1951)
2003 - Foday Sankoh, Sierra Leonean rebel leader (b. 1937)
2004 - Rena Vlahopoulou, Greek actress and singer (b. 1923)
2007 - Mike Reid, English comedian and actor (b. 1940)
2007 - Michel Serrault, French actor (b. 1928)
2007 - Tom Snyder, American television personality (b. 1936)
2007 - Marvin Zindler, American television reporter (b. 1921)
2008 - Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, Indian Playback Singer (b. 1989)
2009 - Gayatri Devi, Ex-Maharani of Indian state Jaipur. (b. 1919)



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Pennsylvania

July 29th is historically a rainy day in Waynesburg, PA.

It all began in 1878 when a farmer casually told drug store clerk William Allison that it always seemed to rain on July 29th in this southwestern PA town. The clerk made a note of it and started keeping a yearly tabulation. July 29th, 1974 was the 85th rainfall in the past 97 years on this date.

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Pennsylvania

July 29th is historically a rainy day in Waynesburg, PA.

It all began in 1878 when a farmer casually told drug store clerk William Allison that it always seemed to rain on July 29th in this southwestern PA town. The clerk made a note of it and started keeping a yearly tabulation. July 29th, 1974 was the 85th rainfall in the past 97 years on this date.

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History, Births, and Deaths for July 30


579 - Benedict I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
657 - St Vitalian begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Eugene I
1178 - Frederick I (Barbarossa), Holy Roman Emperor, crowned King of Burgundy
1419 - Anti-Catholic Hussites, followers of executed reformer Jan Hus, stormtown hall in Prague & throw Catholic councillors out the windows
1419 - First Defenestration of Prague.
1537 - Resistant of Bomy: French/Dutch cease fire
1601 - Spanish garrison of Rhine birch surrenders to Earl Mauritius
1608 - At Ticonderoga (now Crown Point, New York), Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs. This was to set the tone for French-Iroquois relations for the next one hundred years.
1618 - Prince Maurits' troops pull into Utrecht
1619 - House of Burgesses Virginia forms, 1st elective US governing body
1626 - Earthquake hits Naples; 10,000 die
1629 - An earthquake in Naples, Italy kills 10,000 people.
1646 - English parliament sets king Charles I Newcastle Propositions
1650 - Prince Willem II occupies Amsterdam
1653 - Johan de Witt sworn in as pension advisor of Holland
1655 - Dutch troops occupy Fort Assahudi Seram
1678 - English troops lands in Flanders
1715 - Spanish gold & silver fleet disappears off St Lucie, Florida
1729 - City of Baltimore founded
1733 - Society of Freemasons opens 1st American lodge in Boston
1733 - First Freemasons's lodge is opened in what will become the United States.
1739 - Caspar Wistar begins glass manufacturing in Allowaystown, NJ
1756 - Bartolomeo Rastrelli presents the newly-built Catherine Palace to Empress Elizabeth and her courtiers.
1775 - Capt Cook with Resolution returns to England
1792 - 500 Marseillaisian men sing France's national anthem for 1st time
1809 - British armed force of 39,000 lands in Walcheren
1811 - Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, leader of the Mexican insurgency, is executed by the Spanish in Chihuahua, Mexico.
1822 - James Varick becomes 1st bishop of Afr Meth Episcopal Zion Church
1824 - Gioacchino Rossini becomes manager of Theatre Italian, Paris
1825 - Malden Island is discovered.
1826 - Java prince Dipo Negoro surprise attacks Dutch colony, 82 killed
1836 - 1st English newspaper published in Hawaii
1839 - Slave rebels, take over slaver Amistad
1844 - 1st US yacht club organized, NY Yacht Club
1863 - Pres Lincoln issues "eye-for-eye" order to shoot a rebel prisoner for every black prisoner shot
1863 - Indian Wars: Chief Pocatello of the Shoshone tribe signs the Treaty of Box Elder, promising to stop harassing the emigrant trails in southern Idaho and northern Utah.
1864 - Battle of Chambersburg, PA - burned by Union forces under McCausland
1864 - Battle of the Crater: Gen Burnsides fails on attack of Petersburg
1864 - Confederate troops attack Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in fire
1865 - Pope Pius IX visits Suriname
1866 - Race riot in New Orleans
1866 - New Orleans's Democratic government orders police to raid an integrated Republican Party meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150.
1870 - Staten Island ferry "Westfield" burns, killing 100
1874 - 1st baseball teams to play outside US, Boston-Phila in British Isles
1878 - German anti-semitism begins during the Reichstag election
1878 - Russian assault on Plevna Turkey, 7,300 Russian casualties
1889 - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Naval Treaty" (BG)
1898 - Will Kellogg invents Corn Flakes
1902 - Anti-Jewish rioters attack funeral procession of Rabbi Joseph (NYC)
1905 - Dutch Covenant of Worker's union, NVV, forms
1908 - Around the World Automobile Race ends in Paris
1909 - John A Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League
1909 - Wright Brothers deliver 1st military plane to the army
1913 - Conclusion of 2nd Balkan War
1914 - Austrian-Hungary & Russia proclaim general mobilization
1914 - French troops withdraw 10 km from German border
1914 - John French appointed British supreme commander
1916 - German saboteurs blow up a munitions plant on Black Tom Island, NJ
1916 - Black Tom Island explosion in Jersey City, NJ.
1917 - Board of Commissioners of Cleveland Metroparks has its 1st meeting
1923 - New Zealand claims Ross Dependency
1926 - Albanian boundaries deduced
1928 - George Eastman shows 1st color motion pictures (US)
1930 - 1st broadcast of "Death Valley Days" on NBC-radio
1930 - Uruguay beats Argentina 4-2 for soccer's 1st World Cup in Montevideo
1932 - 10th modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles
1933 - 28th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats France in Paris (3-2)
1935 - 1st Penguin book is published, starting the paperback revolution
1937 - Phillies Dolph Camilli, plays 1st base & registers no put outs
1938 - Gen Metaxas names himself premier of Greece
1939 - Belgium Sylvere Maes wins 33rd Tour de France
1941 - German occupiers forbid SDAP, VDB, ARP, RKSP, CHU & SGP in Netherlands
1942 - FDR signs bill creating women's Navy auxiliary agency (WAVES)
1942 - German SS kills 25,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia
1942 - German occupiers set night curfew on Jews in Netherlands
1943 - Last Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movie released (Girl Crazy)
1943 - US 45th Infantry division occupies San Stefano
1944 - Heavy battles at Tessy-sur-Vire & Villebaudon Normandy
1944 - US 30th division reaches suburbs of St-Lo Normandy
1945 - Philippines Sea: US cruiser Indianapolis torpedoed/sinks, 880 die
1946 - 1st rocket attains 100 mi (167 km) altitude, White Sands, NM
1947 - Cin Reds 16 game win streak ends, losing to NY Giants 5-4
1948 - Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record (10K - 29:59.6)
1948 - Professional wrestling premieres on prime-time network TV (DuMont)
1949 - British warship HMS Amethyst escape down Yangtze River, having been refused a safe passage by Chinese Communists after 3-month standoff
1951 - Ty Cobb testifies before the Emanuel Celler committee, denying that the reserve clause makes peons of baseball players
1952 - Ford Frick sets waiver rule to bar inter-league deals until all clubs in same league get right to bid
1953 - Rikidōzan holds a ceremony announcing the establishment of the Japan Pro Wrestling Alliance.
1954 - Bob Kennedy hits the 1st grand slam for the new Baltimore Orioles
1954 - Elvis Presley joins Memphis Federation of Musicians, Local 71
1955 - Louison Bobet wins his 3rd Tour de France
1956 - US motto "In God We Trust" authorized
1959 - In his major league debut, SF Giant Willie McCovey goes 4-for-4
1960 - 1st AFL preseason game Boston Patriots defeat Bills in Buffalo (28-7)
1961 - 43rd PGA Championship: Jerry Barber shoots a 277 at Olympia Fields IL
1961 - Judy Kimball wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
1962 - 33rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-4 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
1962 - All star MVP: Leon Wagner (LA Angels)
1963 - British spy Kim Philby found in Moscow
1964 - US naval fire on Hon Ngu/Hon Mo, North Vietnam
1965 - Charles Ives' "From the Steeples & the Mountains," premieres
1965 - Duke Ellington's "Golden Brown & the Green Apple," premieres
1965 - LBJ signs Medicare bill, which goes into effect in 1966
1965 - Milwaukee manager Bobby Bragan says his pitchers threw 75 to 80 spitballs in a 9-2 loss to the Giants
1966 - Beatles' "Yesterday... & Today," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks
1966 - England beats West Germany 4-2 for soccer's 8th World Cup in London
1966 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Supertest Ladies Golf Open
1966 - US airplanes bombs demilitarized zone in Vietnam
1967 - Clifford Ann Creed/Margie Masters wins Yankee Ladies' Team Golf Champ
1967 - Race riot in Milwaukee (4 killed)
1968 - Beatles' Apple Boutique closes, entire inventory is given away
1968 - Wash Senator Ron Hansen makes 1st unassisted triple-play in 41 years
1969 - Astros Denis Menke & Jim Wynn hit grandslams in 9th inn vs Mets
1969 - Barbra Streisand opens for Liberace at International Hotel, Las Vegas
1969 - KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
1969 - Mariner 6 passes Venus on 3410 km (74 photos)
1970 - -Aug 5] Hurricane Celia, kills 31 in Cuba, Florida & Texas
1970 - 30,000 attend Powder Ridge Rock Festival, Middlefield Ct
1971 - 38th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Baltimore 24, All Stars 17 (52,289)
1971 - George Harrison releases "Bangladesh"
1971 - Japanese Boeing 727 collides with an F-86 fighter killing 162
1971 - US Apollo 15 (Scott & Irwin) lands on Mare Imbrium on the Moon
1972 - "Ain't Supposed to Die Death" closes at Barrymore NYC after 325 perfs
1972 - Jan Ferraris wins LPGA Lady Pepsi Golf Open
1973 - Texas Rangers Jim Bibby no-hits 1st-place Oakland, 6-0
1974 - House Judiciary Committee votes on 3rd & last charge of "high crimes & misdemeanors" to impeach President Nixon in the Watergate cover-up
1975 - Simon Gray's "Otherwise Engaged," premieres in London
1975 - Teamsters Pres Jimmy Hoffa disappears in suburban Detroit
1976 - Giulio Andreotti sworn in as premier of Italy
1976 - Japanese beat Russian for Olympic gold in woman's volleyball
1978 - Expos crush Braves, 19-0, collecting 28 hits & NL-record-tying 8 HRs
1978 - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic
1980 - Houston Astro pitcher J R Richard suffers a stroke
1980 - Vanuatu (New Hebrides) gains independence from Britain & France
1981 - Belgian Senate accept laws against racism
1981 - Simon Gray's "Quartermaine's Terms," premieres in London
1982 - Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats
1982 - USSR performs underground nuclear Test
1983 - Official speed record for a piston-driven aircraft, 832 kph, Calif
1983 - Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of USSR jerks a record 261 kg
1984 - Alvenus tanker at Cameron La, spills 2.8 million gallons of oil
1984 - Holly Roffey (11 days) gets heart transplant
1984 - Soap Opera "Santa Barbara" premieres on NBC TV
1985 - Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-I mission
1985 - Valerie Lowrance, of Texas, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss
1988 - Cin Red pitcher John Franco sets a record of 13 saves in 1 month
1988 - Harry Drake shoots arrow record 1873m
1988 - James Ogilvy (under Engl princess Alexandra) marries Julia Rawlinson
1988 - John Franco saves record 13th game of July
1988 - Jordanian King Hussein renounces sovereignity over West Bank to PLO
1988 - King Hussein dissolves Jordan's House of Representatives
1988 - Ronald J Dossenbach begins world record ride, pedaling across Canada from Vancouver BC, to Halifax, NS (13 days, 15 hr, 4 min)
1989 - Chile amends its constitution
1989 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic
1990 - 5 Bank of Credit & Commerce members found guilty of money
1990 - Graham Gooch scores 123 v India to follow up 1st innings 333
1990 - Soldiers opens fire on worshippers in Monrovian church, 200-600 die
1990 - George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as prinicipal partner of NY Yankees
1990 - The first Saturn automobile rolls off the assembly line.
1991 - MTV announces it will split into 3 channels in 1993
1991 - Red Sox Carlos Quintana is 11th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (3rd)
1992 - Lin Li swims female world record/OR 200m medley (2:11.65)
1994 - Record 103.8°F (39.9°C) in Preschen Lausitz Germany
1995 - Becky Iverson wins LPGA Friendly's Golf Classic
1995 - Dominic Cork takes hat-trick in England Test Cricket win v WI
1995 - Lara completes 5th Test Cricket century, 145 at Old Trafford
1995 - Richie Ashburn and Mike Schmidt enter basaeball's Hall of Fame
1996 - Tommy Lasoda retires as LA Dodger manager
1997 - Terrorist double suicide bombing in Jerusalem, kills 14
1997 - Eighteen lives are lost in the Thredbo Landslide in New South Wales, Australia.
2002 - The accounting law referred to as "The Sarbanes Oxley Act" is signed into law by President George W. Bush.
2003 - In Mexico, the last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line.
2006 - World's longest running music show Top of the Pops is broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show had aired for 42 years.
2009 - A bomb explodes in Palma Nova, Mallorca, killing 2 police officers. Basque separatist group ETA is believed to be responsible.



Births on July 30

1511 - Giorgio Vasari, Italy, painter/art historian (Vasari's Lives)
1549 - Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1609)
1641 - Regnier de Graaf, Dutch physician and anatomist (d. 1673)
1747 - Antonio Benedetto Maria Puccini, composer
1751 - Maria A [Nannerl] Mozart, Austrian pianist/Wolfgang's sister
1763 - Samuel Rogers, English poet (Italy, a poem)
1793 - Josepf Francois Snel, composer
1809 - Charles Chiniquy, Quebec-born excommunicated Catholic priest (d. 1899)
1815 - Thomas Jackson Rodman, Bvt Brig General (Union volunteers)
1817 - Charles Radoux-Rogier, composer
1818 - Emily Jane Bronte, England, novelist (Wuthering Heights)
1818 - John Heemskerk Azn, Dutch minister of Internal minister (1866..88)
1824 - Eugenio Terziani, composer
1825 - Chaim Aronson, inventor and academic (d. 1893)
1831 - Helene P Blavatsky, founder (Theosophist Cooperation)
1837 - Elon John Farnsworth, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
1838 - Eugen Richter, German parliament member (Liberal)
1855 - James Edward Kelly, US, sculptor "Sculptor of American History"
1856 - Richard B Haldane, British viscount/lord-chancellor (Life of A Smith)
1857 - Thorstein Veblen, US, economist (Theory of the Leisure Class-1899)
1859 - Henry Simpson Lunn, English humanitarian (d. 1939)
1863 - Henry Ford, Dearborn Township Mich, auto maker (Ford)
1868 - Alfred Weber, German economist/sociologist
1872 - Clementine, Princess of Belgium, wife of Prince Napoleon Bonaparte
1875 - James William Tate, composer
1880 - Robert Rutherford McCormick, US, editor/publisher (Chicago Tribune)
1881 - Smedley Butler, American Marine general (d. 1940)
1882 - Holmes Herbert, Mansfield England, actor (The Kiss)
1882 - Leo van Puyfielde, Flemish art historian
1886 - Johan Algot Haquinius, composer
1887 - Felix A Vening Meinesz, Dutch geophysicist (gravity)
1887 - Timothy Mara, NFL owner (NY Giants)
1888 - Raden Sutomo, Indonesian freedom fighter
1889 - Vladimir K Zworykin, USSR, electronics engineer/inventor, father of TV
1890 - Casey Stengel, baseball manager (Yankees (1949-60)/NY Met's 1st)
1892 - Roy Park, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1920, out 1st ball)
1893 - Fatima Jinnah, Pakistani Mother of the Nation (d. 1967)
1895 - Wanda Hawley, American actress (d. 1963)
1897 - Jacques de Kadt, Dutch politician/writer (Fascism is War!)
1898 - Henry Moore, England, sculptor (Vertebrae)
1899 - Gerald Moore, England, pianist (Am I Too Loud)
1899 - Henricus Moorman, Dutch vice-admiral (KVP)
1899 - John Woods Duke, composer
1901 - Alfred Lépine, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1955)
1904 - Salvador Novo, Mexican writer (d. 1974)
1906 - L'udovit Rajter, composer
1906 - Serafin Pro, composer
1909 - Cyril Northcote Parkinson, England, historian (Pursuit of Progress)
1910 - Edgar de Evia, American photographer (d. 2003)
1913 - Ivo Lhotka-Kalinski, composer
1913 - Karl Guttmann, Austrian/Neth playwright/director (Albee/Pinter)
1914 - Lord Killanin, Irish IOC president (d. 1999)
1916 - Robert van Spaendonk, Dutch resistance fighter
1916 - Dick Wilson, American actor (d. 2007)
1918 - Joe Daley, jazz tenor/clarinet/flute player
1919 - Berniece Baker Miracle, half-sister of Marilyn Monroe
1921 - Georg G Lampe, Dutch painter/director (Free Academy)
1921 - Jacques Vander Schueren, Belgium, minister of Economic Affairs
1921 - Grant Johannesen, American pianist (d. 2005)
1922 - Zbigniew Wiszniewski, composer
1922 - Henry W. Bloch, American co-founder of H&R Block
1923 - Dipa Nusantara Aidit, Indonesian communist/leader of PKI (1951-65)
1923 - John Richard Brinsley Norton, landowner
1924 - Christopher Shaw, composer
1924 - William Gass, Fargo ND, novelist/philosopher (Omensetter's Luck)
1925 - Antoine Duhamel, composer
1925 - Jacques Sernas, Lithuania, actor (La Dolce Vita, Helen of Troy)
1926 - Peter T Thwaites, British brig-gen/playwright (Love or money)
1927 - Richard Johnson, actor (Never So Few, Restless, Beyond the Door)
1927 - Victor Wong, American actor (d. 2001)
1928 - Eunice Muñoz, Portuguese actress
1929 - Christine McGuire, Middletown Oh singer (McGuire Sisters-Sugartime)
1929 - Sid Kroft, Athens Greece, puppeteer (Barbara Mandrell Show)
1930 - Thomas Sowell, author/activist
1931 - Joan Vohs, St Albans NY, actress (Fort Ti, Vice Squad, Sabrina)
1933 - Edd "Kookie" Byrnes, LA, actor (77 Sunset Strip, Jack the Ripper)
1934 - Andre Prevost, composer
1934 - Ben Piazza, Little Rock Ark, actor (Blues Brothers, Ben Casey, Dallas)
1934 - Bud Selig, owner (Milw Brewers)/acting baseball commissioner
1936 - Buddy Guy, rocker
1936 - George "Buddy" Guy, US blues guitarist (Stone Crazy)
1936 - Istvan Zelenka, composer
1936 - John Burton-Hall, Dorset England, captain (QE2)
1936 - Ralph Taeger, Richmond Hill NY, actor (Klondike, Acapulco, Hondo)
1936 - Yuri Alexandrovich Falik, composer
1936 - Infanta Pilar of Spain
1938 - Vayachselav Ivanenko, USSR, 50K walker (Olympic-gold-1988)
1938 - Hervé de Charette, French politician
1939 - Eleanor Smeal, leader (National Organization for Women)
1939 - Peter Bogdanovich, Kingston NY, director/producer (Last Picture Show)
1940 - Clive Sinclair, British computer inventor (ZX Spectrum)
1940 - Patricia Schroeder, (Rep-D-Colorado, 1973- )
1940 - Reva Rose, Chicago Ill, singer/actress (Temperature's Rising)
1940 - Pat Schroeder, American politician
1941 - Count Desmond, [Edward Benjamin], Binghamton NY, sword swallower
1941 - Paul Anka, Ottawa Ontario, singer (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
1943 - Henri-François Gautrin, Quebec politician
1944 - Frances de la Tour, actress (Bejeweled, Wombling Free)
1944 - Teresa Cahill, opera singer
1945 - David Sanborn, jazz saxophonist (David Letterman Show)
1945 - Patrick Modiano, French novelist
1946 - Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond, rock bassist (Jethro Tull)
1946 - Neil Bonnett, American race car driver (d. 1994)
1947 - Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austria, body builder (Commando, Terminator)
1947 - Margo Sappington, Baytown TX, actress (Oh Calcutta)
1947 - William Atherton, Ct, actor (Real Genius, Ghostbusters, Class of 44)
1947 - Jonathan Mann, AIDS activist (d. 1998)
1948 - Jean Reno, Moroccan-born French actor
1949 - Joyce Jones, US singer (1st Choice)
1949 - Duck Baker, American guitarist
1950 - Frank Stallone, NYC, Sylvestor's brother/actor (Barfly, Outlaw Force)
1950 - Wime de Craene, Flemish chansonnier/composer
1953 - Aleksandr Nikolayevich Balandin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-9)
1954 - Ken Olin, Chicago Ill, actor (Hill St Blues, Michael-30 Something)
1956 - Anita Hill, professor of law, Clarence Thomas' nemesis
1956 - Delta Burke, Orlando Fla, actress (Suzanne-Designing Women)
1956 - Phil Fearon, rocker (Galaxy, Kandidate-I Don't Want to Lose You)
1956 - Soraida Martinez, American Painter, Creator of Verdadism.
1957 - Bert Oosterbosch, Dutch bicyclist
1957 - Bill Cartwright, basketball player (NY Knicks, Chic Bulls)
1957 - Mark Tymchyshyn, Minneapolis, actor (Gavin-As The World Turns)
1957 - Rat Scabies, [Chris Miller], Surrey England, rock drummer (Damned)
1957 - Nery Pumpido, Argentine footballer
1957 - Clint Hurdle, American baseball player and manager
1958 - Daley Thompson, London, Decathalete (Olympic-gold-1980, 1984)
1958 - Kate Bush, Plumstead England, singer/songwriter (Wild Things)
1958 - Richard Burgi, Montclair NJ, actor (Chad Rollo-Another World)
1959 - Petra Felke, German DR, javelin thrower (world record 1988)
1960 - Richard Linklater, American filmmaker
1961 - Laurence Fishburne, Augusta GA, actor (Red Heat, School Daze)
1961 - Reggie Roby, NFL punter (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1962 - Andy Green, UK, 1st to break sound barrier on land
1962 - Monique Gabrielle, KC Mo, actress (Flashdance, Night Shift)
1962 - Tom Pagnozzi, Tucson AZ, catcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1962 - Vladimir Nikolayevich Dezhurov, Rus lt-colonel/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-21)
1962 - Jay Feaster, American National Hockey League executive
1963 - Chris Mullin, Bkln NY, NBA forward (Warriors, Pacers, Olympic-gold-92)
1963 - Ingrid Butts, Denver Colo, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
1963 - Lisa Kudrow, Encino Calif, actress (Phoebe-Friends, Romy & Michele)
1963 - Monique Gabrielle, LA Cal, actress (Bad Girls 4, Amazon Women on Moon)
1964 - Vivica A. Fox, American actress
1964 - Jürgen Klinsmann, German footballer and manager
1964 - Alek Keshishian, Lebanese-born American film director
1965 - Tex Axile, rocker (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen)
1965 - Tim Munton, cricketer (England pace bowler in two Tests 1992)
1968 - Charles Gordon, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
1968 - Michael Brandon, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
1968 - Terry Crews, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
1968 - Robert Korzeniowski, Polish athlete
1968 - Sean Moore, Welsh drummer (Manic Street Preachers)
1969 - Duane Bock, Southampton NY, golfer (1991 Low Amateur NY State Open)
1969 - Errol Stewart, S African cricket wicket-keeper (limited-over 1993)
1969 - Robert Porcher, NFL defensive end (Detroit Lions)
1969 - Simon Baker, Australian actor
1970 - Ed Hawthorne, NFL defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)
1970 - Joe Montford, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1970 - Tom McManus, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1970 - Werner Hippler, WLAF TE (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1970 - Christopher Nolan, English film director
1971 - Ron Blazier, Altoona PA, pitcher (Phila Phillies)
1971 - Carl Vaughn, NFL/CFL Defensive Back (Redskins and Argos)
1971 - Sagi Kalev, Bodybuilder
1971 - Tom Green, Canadian comedian and actor
1971 - Christine Taylor, American actress
1972 - Clif Groce, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
1972 - Damon House, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
1972 - Jim McIlvaine, NBA center (Washington Bullets, Seattle Supersonics)
1972 - Olga Chernyak, Kiev Ukraine, US fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
1973 - Andrea Gaudenzi, Faenza Italy, tennis star (1990 French Open junior)
1973 - Cara Jackson, Chandler Arizona, Miss America-Arizona (1996)
1973 - Markus Naslund, Bonassund Swe, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks)
1973 - Sonu Nigam, Indian singer/actor
1974 - Hilary Swank, Bellingham WA, actress (Karate Kid 4)
1974 - Radostin Kishishev, Bulgarian footballer
1974 - Jason Robinson, English dual-code rugby player
1975 - Tifini Hale, Palm Springs Calif, rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why)
1975 - Graham Nicholls, English artist
1977 - Jayme Dickman, South Bend Ind, 3x20 rifle (Olympics-1996)
1977 - Suangsuda Rodprasert, Miss Thailand Universe (1997)
1977 - Jaime Pressly, American actress
1977 - Ian Watkins, Welsh singer (Lostprophets)
1978 - James Branaman, American model and reality show contestant
1979 - Graeme McDowell, Northern Irish golfer
1979 - Carlos Arroyo, Puerto Rican basketball player
1980 - Sara Anzanello, Italian volleyball player
1980 - Chuck Thomas, British TV producer / presenter
1980 - James Anderson, English cricketer
1980 - Justin Rose, British golfer
1981 - Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer
1981 - Juan Smith, South African rugby player
1982 - Yvonne Strahovski, Australian actress
1983 - Sean Dillon, Irish footballer
1984 - Gabrielle Christian, American actress
1984 - Kevin Pittsnogle, American basketball player
1985 - Daniel Fredheim Holm, Norwegian footballer
2002 - Prince Hridayendra of Nepal, Nepalese royal



Deaths on July 30

578 - Jacob Baradaeus, Bishop of Edessa
579 - Benedict I, Italian Pope (575-79), dies
1516 - Johan V Nassau, earl of Nassau-Vianden/Dietz, dies
1528 - Jacopo d'antonio Negreti Palma, Italian painter, dies at about 48
1540 - Robert Barnes, English churchman (martyred) (b. 1495)
1540 - Thomas Abel, English priest (martyred)
1550 - Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton, English politician (b. 1505)
1652 - John Cloppenburg, vicar/theologist, dies at 68
1652 - Charles Amédée de Savoie, 6th Duc de Nemours, French soldier (b. 1624)
1655 - Sigmund Theophil Staden, composer, dies at 47
1680 - Thomas Butler, Earl of Ossory, Irish naval commander (b. 1634)
1683 - Maria Theresa of Spain, queen of Louis XIV of France (b. 1638)
1691 - Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (b. 1639)
1712 - Abraham Elsevier, publisher, dies
1718 - William Penn, English Quaker/colonizer (No cross, no crown), dies
1727 - Franz Weichlein, composer, dies at 67
1741 - Wierich PL count von Daun, gov-gen of Austria & Netherlands, dies
1771 - Thomas Gray, English poet, dies at 54
1781 - Augustin Ullinger, composer, dies at 35
1784 - Denis Diderot, writer, dies at 70
1796 - Nicolas the Pigage, French classical architect, dies
1832 - Jean-A-C Chaptal, French chemist/Internal minister, dies
1863 - George Crockett Strong, US Union gen-mjr, dies of injuries at 29
1865 - George Wright, US Union brig-general, dies at 61
1875 - George Pickett, American Confederate general (b. 1825)
1889 - Charles Absolom, cricketer (Test for Eng), dies in an accident
1898 - Otto von Bismarck, German "Iron" chancellor, dies at 83
1900 - Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (b. 1844)
1903 - Servas Daems, [Peeter Klein], Flem writer (Wheelbarrows), dies at 65
1912 - Mutsuhito, 122nd emperor of Japan (1867-1912), dies at 60
1914 - Albert Trott, cricketer (3 Tests for Aus, 2 for Eng), commits suicide
1914 - Jean Jaurès, leading socialist, assassinated in Paris
1918 - Chaim Soloveitchik, Rabbi of Brisk, talmudic scholar, dies
1918 - Joyce Kilmer, American poet (b. 1886)
1927 - Robert Marquies de Flers, French writer (Monsieur Bretonneau), dies
1930 - Joan Gamper, Swiss-Catalan businessman and founder of FC Barcelona (b. 1877)
1936 - Adolf Philipp, composer, dies at 72
1943 - Benjamin James Dale, composer, dies at 58
1947 - George Challenor, cricketer (played in 1st WI Test side 1928), dies
1947 - Joseph Cook, 6th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1860)
1957 - Sem Dresden, Dutch composer/conductor, dies at 76
1958 - Alexander Albrecht, composer, dies at 72
1962 - Myron McCormick, actor (China Girl, Jigsaw), dies of cancer at 54
1965 - Junichiro Tanizaki, Japanese writer (Key), dies at 79
1966 - Edward G Craig, English actor/dir (On Art of Theatre), dies at 94
1967 - Alfried Krupp, German industrialist, dies at 59
1967 - John Macchia, actor (Beach Blanket Bingo), dies of stroke at 35
1968 - Jon Leifs, composer, dies at 69
1970 - George Szell, Hungarian/US conductor (Cleveland Orch), dies at 73
1971 - Kenneth Slessor, Australian poet (b. 1901)
1973 - Erich Katz, composer, dies at 72
1973 - Guy Middleton, actor (Fur Collar, Now & Forever), dies at 65
1974 - Lev Konstantinovich Knipper, composer, dies at 75
1977 - Jorgen Ponto, West German banker, murdered
1979 - Beppie Nooij Jr, Dutch actress (Rooie Sien), dies at 67
1980 - Charles McGraw, actor (Michael-Falcon, Smith Family), dies at 66
1980 - Norman Lloyd, composer, dies at 70
1982 - Frank Nicholson, S African cricket wicket-keeper (1935-36), dies
1982 - Roberta Pedon, American glamour model (b. 1954)
1983 - Howard Deitz, MGM executive, dies at 86 of Parkinson's disease
1983 - Lynn Fontanne, Broadway's premier actress (Emmy 1965), dies at 95
1983 - Howard Dietz, American lyricist (b. 1896)
1984 - Maurice Tremlett, cricketer (England pace bowler 1948-49), dies
1985 - Julia Hall Bowman Robinson, American mathematician (b. 1919)
1987 - Mary Spinell, actress (Last Horror Film), dies
1989 - Lane Frost, American bull rider (b. 1963)
1990 - Ian Gow, British Conservative parliament leader, murdered
1990 - Karl Weber, dies of heart failure at 74
1991 - Leonardus S van Egerat, travel expert, dies at 68
1991 - William Ball, actor (Suburban Commando), dies at 60
1992 - Brenda Marshall, actress (Highway West, Smiling Ghost), dies at 76
1992 - Joe Shuster, co creator (Superman), dies at 78
1992 - Titti Sotto, latin songwriter, dies at 48 of aids
1993 - Edward B A M Raczynski, Polish pres-in-exile (1979-86), dies at 97
1993 - Jay Scott, [Jeffrey Scott Beaven], US/Canada movie critic, dies at 43
1993 - John Castrios, 1st murder in Washington NH in 200 years, killed at 45
1994 - Enid Balint-Edmonds, British psychoanalyst, dies at 90
1994 - Henry Mackie, designer of the Belfast Calorimeter, dies at 73
1994 - Theo van Scheltinga, skater, dies at 80
1995 - Biggie Rodwell Tembo Marasha, musician, dies at 36
1995 - Charles James Dunn, japanese scholar, dies at 80
1995 - Harry Shorto, linguist, dies at 75
1996 - Alan Cheales, dominican priest, dies at 83
1996 - Claudette Colbert, actress (Happened One Night), dies of stroke at 93
1996 - Magda Schneider, actress (Going Gay, Be Mine Tonight), dies at 87
1997 - Bảo Đại, Emperor of Vietnam (b. 1913)
1998 - Buffalo Bob Smith, American television host (Howdy Doody) (b. 1917)
2003 - Sam Phillips, American record producer (b. 1923)
2004 - Andre Noble, Canadian actor (b. 1979)
2005 - Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (b. 1905)
2005 - John Garang, Vice President of Sudan (b. 1945)
2005 - Anthony Walker, English hate crime murder victim (b. 1987)
2006 - Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordionist (b. 1904)
2006 - Al Balding, Canadian golfer (b. 1924)
2006 - Murray Bookchin, American libertarian socialist (b. 1921)
2007 - Michelangelo Antonioni, Italian film director (b. 1912)
2007 - Teoctist, Ex-Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church (b. 1915)
2007 - Ingmar Bergman, Swedish stage and film director (b. 1918)
2007 - Bill Walsh, American football coach (b. 1931)
2008 - Anne Armstrong U.S. ambassador to Britain (b. 1927)
2009 - Peter Zadek, German theatre director (b. 1926)




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History, Births, and Deaths for August 2


338 BC - A Macedonian army led by Philip II defeated the combined forces of Athens and Thebes in the Battle of Chaeronea, securing Macedonian hegemony in Greece and the Aegean.
216 BC - Second Punic War: Battle of Cannae - The Carthaginian army lead by Hannibal defeats a numerically superior Roman army under command of consuls Lucius Aemilius Paullus and Gaius Terentius Varro.
257 - St Stephen I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1057 - Frederik van Lotharingen elected as 1st Belgium, Pope Stephen IX [X]
1492 - Jews are expelled from Spain by King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella
1542 - French troops leave Flanders
1552 - Treaty of Passau: Emperor Charles V accepts Lutheran religion
1578 - Battle of Rijmenam
1581 - Leiden University names Snellius math professor
1610 - Henry Hudson enters bay later named after him, the Hudson Bay
1665 - French expedition against Barbarians in Tunis/Algiers
1704 - Duke of Marlborough beats French & Bavarians at Blenheim
1718 - Austrian joins Triple Alliance
1738 - France offers emperor Karel VI mediation in war against Turkey
1776 - Formal signing of Declaration of Independence
1782 - George Washington creates Honorary Badge of Distinction
1786 - Utrechtse Vroedschap flees
1787 - Horace the Saussure reaches top of Mont Blanc
1790 - The first US Census is conducted.
1791 - Samuel Briggs & his son, patent nail-making machine
1798 - British under Adm Horatio Nelson beat French at Battle of Nile
1802 - Napoleon declared "Counsel for Life"
1819 - 1st parachute jump in US
1831 - Ten day campaign begins, Dutch army occupies Belgium
1832 - 1,300 Illinois militia defeat Sac & Fox indians, end Black Hawk War
1832 - Black Hawk defeated (IA)
1832 - Whites decimate Indians in Battle of Bad Axe River, Wisc
1858 - 1st mailboxes installed in Boston & NYC streets
1858 - Govt of India transferred from East India Company to Crown
1861 - Skirmish at Dug Springs, MI
1864 - 2nd Saratoga Racetrack (NY) opens
1865 - Lewis Carroll publishes "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
1865 - Trans Atlantic Cable being laid by SS Great Eastern snaps & is lost
1870 - Tower Subway, the world's first underground tube railway, opens in London.
1873 - 1st trial run of SF cable car, Clay Street between Kearny & Jones
1875 - 1st roller skating rink opens (London)
1877 - SF Public Library opens with 5,000 volumes
1884 - Dutch Queen Emma appointed regent
1887 - Rowell Hodge patents barbed wire
1892 - Charles A Wheeler patents a prototype of the escalator
1894 - Death duties 1st introduced in Britain
1894 - Dutch Society for Women Suffrage gets royal charter
1903 - Unsuccessful uprising of Macedonians against Turkey
1906 - Chicago White Sox begin AL record 19 game win streak
1907 - Walter Johnson, 19, debuts with Washington & loses 3-2 to Detroit
1909 - 1st Lincoln head pennies minted
1909 - Army Air Corps formed as Army takes 1st delivery from Wright Brothers
1911 - Haiti's dictator Simon flees on US warship near Jamaica
1912 - 18th US Golf Open: John McDermott shoots a 294 at CC of Buffalo NY
1914 - Belgian govt receives German ultimatum
1914 - German press falsely reports that French bombed Nuremberg
1914 - German troops overthrows Luxembourg
1914 - Germany & Turkey signs secret treaty
1914 - Great Britain mobilizes
1914 - Postdam Conference ended
1914 - Russian troops invade Eastern Prussia
1914 - Sherlock Holmes Adventure "His Last Bow" takes place
1916 - World War I: Austrian sabotage causes the sinking of the Italian battleship Leonardo da Vinci in Taranto.
1918 - Japan announces that it is deploying troops to Siberia in the aftermath of World War I.
1920 - Marcus Garvey presents his "Back To Africa" program in NYC
1921 - Chicago jury brings in not guilty verdict against the Black Sox
1922 - China, hit by a typhoon; about 60,000 die
1924 - Joe Hauser sets record of 14 total bases in a game
1928 - Mussolini signs peace treaty with Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
1929 - Phillies Don Hurst sets NL record of 6 consecutive games with a HR
1931 - Spanish Catalonia agrees (99+%) for autonomous status
1932 - Charlie Grimm replaces Roger Hornsby as manager of Chic Cubs
1932 - The positron (antiparticle of the electron) is discovered by Carl D. Anderson.
1934 - 1st airplane train, plane tows 3 mail gliders behind it
1934 - Adolph Hitler becomes commander-in-chief of Germany
1934 - William Franks twirls an indian club overhead 17,280 times in 1 hour
1937 - The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 is passed in America, essentially rendering marijuana and all its by-products illegal.
1938 - 1st test of a yellow baseball (Dodgers vs Cardinals)
1939 - Hatch Act prohibits political activity by federal workers
1940 - Clermont-Ferrand sentences Gen Charles de Gaulle to death
1940 - KL-House of saxon & commandos focus on Gross Rosen, Silesia
1941 - German 11st Army surrounds 20 Russian divisions at Oeman
1941 - Hungarian Ruthenia, expels Jews
1941 - Jews are expelled from Hungarian Ruthenia
1942 - 250 Dutch Catholic Jews arrested, transported to Amersfoort camp
1942 - Col-Gen Hoth' Pantser army reaches Kotelnikovo
1943 - Armed revolt breaks out in Treblinka
1943 - Lt John F Kennedy's PT-boat 109 sinks at Solomon islands
1943 - RAF bombs Hamburg
1943 - Sunderland seaplanes sinks U-706 & U-106
1943 - Uprising at Treblinka Concentration Camp (crematorium destroyed)
1944 - Amsterdam soccer team "The Volewijckers" plays in orange shirts
1944 - Jewish survivors of Kovono Ghetto emerge from their bunker
1944 - Turkey breaks diplomatic relationship with nazi-Germany
1945 - Potsdam Conference ended, with Stalin, Truman & Churchill
1953 - Betty Jack Davis, singer (w/Skeeter Davis), killed in car crash
1953 - KCPQ TV channel 13 in Tacoma-Seattle, WA (IND) begins broadcasting
1954 - Tahar Ben Ammar appointed premier of Tunisia
1955 - USSR performs nuclear test
1958 - Jordan & Iraq disolve their Arab Federation, after 3 months
1959 - 41st PGA Championship: Bob Rosburg shoots a 277 at Minneapolis GC
1959 - Milwaukee Brave Bill Bruton hits 2 bases loaded triples
1959 - SF Giants 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits 1st of his 521 HRs
1961 - Beatles 1st gig as house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club
1961 - Cyrille Adula becomes premier of Congo
1961 - St Louis Cards (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 36-7 in Toronto
1962 - NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,600 m
1963 - 30th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 20, Green Bay 17 (65,000)
1964 - Dutch government gives Indonesia export guarantees
1964 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open
1964 - North Vietnam fires on a US destroyer in Gulf of Tonkin
1964 - Race riot in Jersey City NJ
1965 - Morley Safer's sends 1st Vietnam report indicating we are losing
1966 - Radio Vila (New Hebrides) begins transmitting
1967 - New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season game, they lose to LA Rams 16-77
1967 - US's Lunar Orbiter 5 launched; enters lunar orbit Aug 5
1967 - The second Blackwall Tunnel opens in Greenwich, London.
1968 - 35th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 34, All-Stars 17 (69,917)
1969 - Bob Dylan makes surprise appearance at Hibbing HS Minn 10th reunion
1969 - Pres Nixon visits Romania
1970 - Baltimore defeats KC 10-8, Orioles 23rd straight win over the Royals
1970 - France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
1970 - Songwriter Sammy Cahn marries Tita Curtis in Calif
1972 - Gold hits record $70 an ounce in London
1973 - George Brett gets his 1st hit
1975 - 104°F (40°C) at Providence, Rhode Island (state record)
1975 - 107°F (42°C) at Chester/New Bedford, Massachusetts (state record)
1979 - "Broadway Opry '79" closes at St James Theater NYC after 6 perfs
1979 - Gilda Radner Live From New York opens on Broadway
1980 - Fascist bomb attack on Bologna Italy train station, 86 killed
1980 - US swimmers set 3 world records at National championships
1981 - Australia set 151 to win, all out 121, Botham 5-11 in 14 overs
1981 - Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1982 - Oakland's Rickey Henderson steals his 100th base of the season
1982 - Roger Ebert's Movie News premieres on ABC FM network
1983 - STS-8 vehicle moves to launch pad
1983 - US District Court begins trying Yonkers accuse of race discrimination
1984 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1985 - 5 die in a train crash in Westminster Colo
1985 - Delta Lockheed L-1011 crashes at Dallas-Ft Worth Airport, 137 die
1985 - NASA launches space vehicle S-209
1986 - Jackie Joyner-Kersee (US) sets record for heptathlon (7161 pts)
1986 - TODAY/PC born today
1987 - 25th Tennis Fed Cup: Germany beats USA in Vancouver Canada (2-1)
1987 - Chris Johnson wins Columbia Savings LPGA National Golf Pro-Am
1987 - Cin Red Eric Davis becomes 7th & earliest 30 HR 30 steal man
1987 - Don Brown sets flight record for handbow (1,336 yds 1'3")
1987 - Eric Davis is 7th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases in one season
1987 - Kevin Seitzer (KC Royals), gets 6 hits in one baseball game
1987 - Michael Andretti runs fastest Indy car race in history (171.49 MPH)
1987 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1988 - Raymond Acevedo is retired from singing group Menudo
1988 - System Enhancement Assoc settles case with PKware (ARC vs PKARC)
1989 - NASA confirmed Voyager 2's discovery of 3 more moons of Neptune designated temporarily 1989 N2, 1989 N3 & 1989 N24
1990 - Iraq invades & occupies Kuwait, Emir flees to Saudi Arabia
1990 - Yankees rookie Kevin Maas hits his 10th home run in just 77 at bats
1991 - Funk singer Rick James, arrested on sexual torture charges
1991 - Hedy Lamaar is arrested for shoplifting in LA
1991 - Mike Jeffcoat is 1st AL pitcher to get an RBI since 1972
1991 - Space shuttle STS 43 (Atlantis 9) launched
1992 - "Death & the Maiden" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 159 perfs
1992 - Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA Welch's Golf Classic
1992 - Kevin Bacon marries Kyra Sedgwick
1992 - Tom Seaver, R Fingers, Hal Newhouser, & B McGowan enter Hall of Fame
1993 - NYC radio (WFAN) personality Don Imus' lung collapes
1993 - Peter Angelos & William DeWitt purchase Orioles
1993 - Train crash in tunnel at Vega de Anzo Spain, 12 killed
1993 - Shamrock Broadcasting, a Disney company, officially takes ownership of Cleveland's WMMS-FM/100.7 & WHK-AM/1420
1994 - Congressional hearings begin on White Water
1994 - Explosion in lead/zinc mine in Guangxi China, 120+ killed
1994 - NY Supreme Court refuses Howard Stern's non financial disclosure
1994 - Noureddine Morceli runs world record 3000m (7:25.11)
1998 - 26th du Maurier Golf Classic
1998 - 30th Curtis Cup: US wins 10-8 at The Minikahda Club (Minneapolis, Minnesota, US)




Births on August 2

1455 - Johan Cicero, elect of Brandenburg (1486-99)
1533 - Theodor Zwinger, Swiss scholar (d. 1588)
1627 - Samuel Dircksz van Hoogstraten, Dutch painter
1632 - Kaspar von Stieler, German poet (Teutsche Wolredner)
1672 - Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss scholar (d. 1733)
1674 - Philip II, Duke of Orléans, Regent of France (d. 1723)
1696 - Mahmud I, Sultan of Ottoman (Turkey) (1730-54)/fought Austria & Russia
1703 - Lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (d. 1775)
1723 - Nicolas de Pigage, French classical architect
1746 - Joan Lucaz, Dutch journalist/patriot
1754 - Pierre Charles L'Enfant, France, architect laid out Wash DC
1775 - Jose Angel Lamas, composer
1788 - Leopold Gmelin, German chemist (d. 1853)
1802 - Nicholas Patrick Stephen Wiseman, 1st archbishop of Westminster
1815 - Adolf Friedrich von Schack, German writer (d. 1894)
1818 - [Willem] Alexander FCNM, prince of the Netherlands/general-major
1826 - William Denison Whipple, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1902
1828 - Manuel Pavía y Rodríguez de Alburquerque, Spanish general (d. 1895)
1832 - Henry Steel Olcott, co-founder (Theosophical Society)
1834 - Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, Colmar France, sculptor (Statue of Liberty)
1834 - Isaac Capadose, lawyer/evangelist
1835 - Elisha Grey, inventor (Telephone)
1854 - Francis Marion Crawford, British author
1858 - A Emma WT von Waldeck-Pyrmont, queen/regent of Netherlands
1858 - Catherina van Rennes, composer
1858 - William Watson, British poet (Prince's Quest, Father of Forest)
1865 - Irving Babbitt, US writer (Rousseau & Romanticism)
1865 - John Radecki, Australian stained glass artist (d. 1955)
1867 - Ernest C Dowson, British poet
1868 - Constantine I, king of Greece
1871 - John French Sloan, American artist (d. 1951)
1872 - George E. Stewart, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1946)
1875 - Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Russian artist (d. 1957)
1878 - Aino J M Kallas, Finnish writer (White Ship, Estonian Tales)
1878 - Princess Ingeborg, of Sweden
1881 - Ethel Mary Dell, English author (Storm Drift)
1881 - Stanislaw Kazuro, composer
1882 - Johannes Tralow, writer
1882 - Nanny I Larsen-Todsen, Swedish opera singer
1882 - Rik Wouters, Belgian painter/sculptor (Virgin Doll)
1882 - Red Ames, baseball player (d. 1936)
1884 - Rómulo Gallegos, President of Venezuela (d. 1969)
1886 - John Alexander Douglas McCurdy Canadian Aviator ( d. 1961)
1887 - Tommy Ward, Former South African cricketer (d. 1936)
1888 - Oscar Rasbach, composer
1890 - Pauline Hall, composer
1890 - Marin Sais, American actress (d. 1971)
1891 - Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss, London, composer (Olympians)
1891 - Mihail Jora, composer
1891 - Viktor Maksimovich Zhirmunsky, Russian literary historian, linguist (d. 1971)
1892 - Jack Warner, US movie studio head (Warner Bros)
1892 - John Kieran, NYC, columnist/author (Natural History of NYC)
1895 - Matthew Henderson, cricketer (lefty pace bowler in NZ's 1st Test)
1896 - Lorenzo Herrera, Venezuelan singer and composer (d. 1960)
1897 - Karl Otto Koch, German SS-officer (d. 1945)
1897 - Max Weber, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 1974)
1899 - Charles Bennett, screenwriter
1899 - George Malcolm Thomson, journalist
1900 - Helen Morgan, [Riggins], US, singer/actress (Applause)
1900 - Marinus Adam, Dutch conductor/composer
1902 - Helen Morgan, American actress (d. 1941)
1905 - Karl Amadeus Hartmann, composer
1905 - Myrna Loy, Helena Mont, actress (Jazz Singer, Thin Man, Vanity Fair)
1906 - Albert Goodwin, historian
1907 - Mary Hamman, American writer (d. 1984)
1908 - George Kimble, geographer
1909 - Lord Benson, accountant
1910 - Gertruida EW "Truss" van Aalten, actress (Girl in Blue Hat)
1910 - Lawrence Josset, engraver
1910 - Lou Zara, NYC, writer (Stump the Authors)
1910 - Roger MacDougall, writer (d. 1993)
1912 - Ann Dvorak, [McKim], NYC, actress (G Men, Life of Her Own, Scarface)
1912 - Bela Szigeti, theoretical physicist
1912 - George Kimble, geographer
1912 - Vladimir Zerjavic, Croatian statistician (d. 2001)
1913 - Lord Benson, accountant
1914 - Felix Leclerc, composer
1914 - Gary Merrill, Hartford Conn, actor (Young Dr Kildare, All About Eve)
1914 - Ismond Rosen, psychoanalyst/artist
1914 - Beatrice Straight, American actress (d. 2001)
1915 - Johan Limpers, sculptor/resistance fighter
1916 - Beatrice Straight, Old Westbury NY, actress (Poltergeist, Nun's Story)
1916 - Reginald Murley, surgeon
1919 - John Pinkerton, compuer scientist
1920 - Louis Pauwels, writer/editor
1920 - Phyllis James, mystery writer
1920 - Theo Marcuse, WA, actor (Mara of Wilderness)
1922 - Carroll O'Connor, NYC, actor (All in the Family, Heat of the Night)
1922 - Lord Murray of Epping Forest, general secretary (TUC)
1922 - Paul Laxalt, (Sen-R-NV, 1974- )
1923 - Brian Neill, Lord Justice of Appeal
1924 - James Baldwin, NY, author (Go Tell it on Mountain, Another Country)
1924 - Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger (d. 2005)
1925 - Alan Wicker, British broadcaster
1925 - John McCormack, Canadian ice hockey player
1925 - Jorge Rafael Videla, Argentinian dictator
1926 - Betsy Bloomingdale, dept store mogul
1926 - Lord Murray of Epping Forest, general secretary (TUC)
1927 - Brian Neill, British Lord Justice of Appeal
1927 - Peter Swinnereton-Dyer, mathematician
1928 - Hugh Francis Lamprey, ecologist
1928 - Malcolm Hilton, Former England cricketer (d. 1990)
1929 - Alan Wicker, British broadcaster
1929 - John Gale, theatrical producer
1929 - John Hannam, MP
1929 - Lord Waddington, Governor of Bermuda
1930 - Ron de Lugo, (Rep-D-Virgin Islands, 1973-79, 81- )
1930 - Vali Myers, Australian painter (d. 2003)
1931 - Eddie Fuller, cricketer (South African fast bowler in 7 Tests 1952-58)
1931 - Henryck Schiller, composer
1931 - Peter Swinnereton-Dyer, mathematician
1931 - Philippa Duke Schuyler, composer
1931 - Viliam Schrojf, Slovak footballer (d. 2007)
1931 - Pierre DuMaine, Catholic bishop
1932 - Lamar Hunt, NFL owner (KC Chiefs)
1932 - Marvin David Levy, composer
1932 - Peter O'Toole, Ireland, actor (Lord Jim, Beckett, Lawrence of Arabia)
1933 - Alan Tuffin, trade union leader
1933 - John Gale, theatrical producer
1933 - John Hannam, MP
1933 - Lord Waddington, Governor of Bermuda
1934 - Albert W Hall, actor (Apocalypse Now)
1934 - Carl Cecil Cain, Freeport Ill, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1956)
1934 - Valery Bykovsky, cosmonaut (Vostok 5, Soyuz 22, 31)
1935 - Brian Wolfson, CEO (Wembley Pic)
1935 - Derek Anthony Enright, politician
1935 - John MacIvor Perkins, composer
1936 - Anthony Edward Payne, composer
1936 - Christopher Hogg, CEO (Courtaulds & Reuters)
1937 - Alan Tuffin, trade union leader
1937 - Garth Hudson, rocker
1937 - Ronald Brierley, company chairman
1937 - William Cannon, football player (Heisman-1959)
1938 - Brunhilde Hendrix, German FR, relay runner (Olympic-silver-1960)
1938 - Pierre de Bané, French Canadian politician
1939 - Brian Wolfson, CEO (Wembley Pic)
1939 - Edward Pattern, Atlanta Ga, singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips)
1939 - Wes Craven, Cleveland OH, director (Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream)
1939 - Benjamin Barber, American political theorist
1940 - Doris Kenner, Passaic NJ, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy)
1941 - Doris Coley, rocker
1941 - Homer Banks, US singer/songwriter (Be What You Are)
1942 - Garth Hudson, rock keyboardist (The Band)
1942 - Leo Beenhakker, Dutch soccer trainer
1942 - Isabel Allende, Chilean author
1943 - Garth Hudson, Canada, pop musician (The Band-Life is a Carnival)
1943 - Jeltje van Nieuwenhoven, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1943 - Kathy Lennon, singer (Lennon Sisters)
1943 - Max Wright, Detroit, actor (Buffalo Bill, Alf, Misfits of Science)
1943 - Rose Tremain, British novelist/playwright (Restoration)
1943 - Tom Burgmeier, American baseball player
1943 - Max Wright, American actor
1944 - Joanna Cassidy, [Caskey], Haddonfield NJ, actress (240 Robert)
1945 - Jewell Jackson McCabe, pres (natl coaltion of 100 black women)
1945 - John Bowis, MP
1945 - Alex Jesaulenko, Australian rules footballer
1947 - Rose Tremain, novelist/playwright
1947 - Massiel, Spanish singer
1948 - Robert P Holdstock, UK, sci-fi author (Ghost Dance, Labyrinth)
1948 - Andy Fairweather Low, British guitarist
1949 - "Fat" Larry James, US drummer (Fat Larry's Band)
1949 - Bertalan Farkas, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz 36/35)
1949 - John Bowis, MP
1949 - Madeleine Smith, Sussex England, actress (Vampire Lovers)
1949 - James Fallows, American journalist
1950 - Kathryn Harrold, Tazewell Va, actress (MacGruder & Loud)
1950 - Lance Ito, judge (OJ Simpson trial)
1950 - Mathieu Carriere, Hanover W Germany, actor (Bay Boy, Woman in Flames)
1950 - Sue Rodriguez, Canadian assisted suicide advocate (d. 1994)
1951 - Andrew Gold, Burbank, rocker (Lonely Boy)
1951 - Freddie Wadling, Swedish actor and musician (The Leather Nun, Fleshquartet)
1951 - Per Westerberg, Swedish politician
1952 - Angel Herrera, Cuba, FW/LW boxer (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
1952 - Paul David Crews, SC, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1953 - Anne Leuchars, British TV journalist
1953 - Butch Patrick, actor (Eddie Munster-Munster)
1954 - Lisa Brown, KC, Mo, actress (Guiding Light, Iva-As the World Turns)
1954 - Sammy McIlroy, Irish soccer star
1954 - James Charles Kopp, American citizen who murdered Barnett Slepian
1955 - Jimmy Lowe, Nashville Tenn, country singer (Pirates of Ms-Fred Jake)
1955 - Roberta Wallach, NYC, actress (Civil Wars)
1955 - Caleb Carr, American novelist and military historian
1955 - Tim Dunigan, American Actor
1956 - Bill Murchison Jr, Lake Charles LA, Nike golfer (1994 Boise Open-2nd)
1956 - Isabel Pantoja, Spain, spanish singer (Genio y Figura)
1956 - Fulvio Melia, Italian-American physicist/astrophysicist and author
1957 - Anne Leuchars, TV journalist
1957 - Stephen Kelly Petterson, Auckland NZ, Smallbore rifle (Olympics-96)
1957 - Mojo Nixon, American musician and actor
1958 - Arshad Ayub, cricketer (Indian off-spinner of the late 1980's)
1958 - Sammy McIlroy, soccer player
1959 - Britt Helfer, Clearfield Utah, actress (Lily-Loving, Alley Cat)
1960 - Apollonia, [Patricia Kotero], Santa Monica Ca, actress (Purple Rain)
1960 - Linda Fratianne, US, figure skater (Olympic-silver-1980)
1960 - Neal Morse, American musician (Spock's Beard, Transatlantic)
1960 - David Yow, American musician (Scratch Acid, The Jesus Lizard)
1961 - Ed West, NFL tight end (Phila Eagles, Atlanta Falcons)
1961 - Pete de Freitas, Trinidad, rock drummer (Echo & the Bunnyman)
1961 - Cold 187um, American rapper (Above the Law)
1963 - Caroline Pierce, Cheshire Eng, golfer (1995 JAL Big Apple Classic-2nd)
1963 - Cynthia Stevenson, Oakland Calif, actress (Player, Bob, Hope & Gloria)
1963 - Jeff Bloom, Seattle Wash, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Montana Open)
1963 - Daniel Pelosi, American convicted murderer
1964 - John Cullen, Puslinch, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1964 - Mary-Louise Parker, Ft Jackson SC, actress (Fried Green Tomatoes)
1965 - Takayuki Iizuka, wrestler (NJPW)
1966 - Joseph Wanag, Wilson Ct, US judoka (Olympic-92)
1966 - Tim Wakefield, Melbourne FL, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
1966 - Tim Wakefield, American baseball player
1967 - Aaron Krickstein, Ann Arbor Mich, tennis player (Tel Aviv 1983)
1967 - Derek Wells, LA Calif, actor (Fitzpatricks)
1967 - Martin Laamers, soccer player (Vitesse)
1967 - Aline Brosh McKenna, American screenwriter
1968 - Sean Groom, Northford Conn, rower (Olympics-1996)
1968 - Stefan Effenberg, German footballer
1969 - Cedric Ceballos, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns)
1969 - Erik Meijer, Dutch soccer player (PSV, Uerdingen)
1969 - Fernando Couto, Portuguese footballer
1969 - Jan Axel Blomberg Norwegian musician (Dimmu Borgir, Winds, Mayhem)
1969 - Richard Hallebeek, Dutch guitarist
1970 - Chainey Umphrey, Albuquerque NM, gymnast (Olympics-5th-96)
1970 - Elijah Alexander, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos)
1970 - Jonathan Andrew Kaye, Denver CO, PGA golfer (1995 Quad City-2nd)
1970 - Kevin Smith, director (Chasing Amy, Mallrats, Clerks)
1970 - Philo Wallace, cricketer (WI ODI opening batsman 1991-92)
1970 - Tony Amonte, Hingham MA, NHL right wing (Chicago Blackhawks, USA)
1970 - Wes Bender, WLAF/NFL running back (Frankfurt Galaxy, NO Saints)
1971 - Dick Schreuder, Dutch soccer player (PSV/FC Groningen/RKC)
1971 - Fernando Smith, NFL defensive end (Minn Vikings)
1971 - Michael Hughes, Irish footballer
1972 - Lee McClinton, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins)
1972 - Nathan Thomas, Australian water polo player (Olympics-96)
1972 - Mohamed Al-Deayea, Saudi Arabian footballer
1972 - Jimmy Pop, American musician (The Bloodhound Gang)
1972 - Justyna Steczkowska, Polish singer
1973 - Fiona Mullally, Miss Ireland Universe (1997)
1973 - George Zidek, NBA center (Denver Nuggets, Charlotte Hornets)
1973 - Kari Anne Safford, Point Pleasant WV, Miss America-WV (1997)
1973 - Karina Habsudova, Bojnice Slovakia, tennis star (1995 Futures Czech)
1973 - Kia Goodwin, Livingston NJ, actress (Tiffany Holloway-227)
1973 - Nancy Drolet, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
1973 - Susie O'Neill, Mackay Austral, butterfly swimmer (Oly-br/gold-92, 96)
1973 - Danie Keulder, Former Namibian cricketer
1974 - Nabil Bouchlal, soccer player (Willem II)
1974 - Paul Grasmanis, defensive tackle (Chicago Bears)
1974 - Jeremy Castle, Oklahoma country singer and songwriter
1974 - Angie Cepeda, Colombian actress
1975 - Mineiro, Brazilian footballer
1975 - Ingrid Rubio, Spanish actress
1976 - Michael Weiss, Washington DC, figure skater (1997 World Champ-7th)
1976 - Reyes Estévez, Spanish athlete
1976 - Sam Worthington, Australian actor
1977 - Edward Furlong, Pasedina Calif, actor (John Connor-Terminator 2)
1978 - Goran Gavrančić, Serbian footballer
1978 - Matt Guerrier, American baseball player
1979 - Reuben Kosgei, Kenyan athlete
1980 - Ivica Banović, Croatian footballer
1980 - Nadia Bjorlin, American actress
1982 - Hélder Postiga, Portuguese footballer
1982 - Grady Sizemore, American baseball player
1983 - Nick Diaz, American MMA fighter
1984 - Chiara Mastalli, Italian actress
1984 - Giampaolo Pazzini, Italian footballer
1985 - Harry Smith, Canadian professional wrestler
1986 - Mathieu Razanakolona, Malagasy skier
1988 - Brittany Hargest, American singer (Jump5)
1990 - Alice Connor, British actress
1991 - Gabriel Anthony Cohen, son of Meredith Viera & Richard Cohen
1992 - Hallie Kate Eisenberg, American actress
1993 - Cassidy Gifford, daughter of Frank & Kathy Lee



Deaths on August 2


257 - Stefanus I, bishop of Rome (254-57)/heretic fighter, dies
640 - Severinus, Italian Pope (640), dies
686 - John V, 1st Greeks-Syrian Pope (685-86), dies
686 - Pope John V
924 - Ælfweard of Wessex
1002 - Abu Amir Mohammed ibn Abd allah ibn Mohammed ibn Abi Amir, dies at 64
1075 - John VIII Xiphilinus, theologian/patriarch of Constantinople, dies
1100 - William II, [Rufus], king of England, shot in New Forest at 44
1222 - Count Raymond VI of Toulouse (b. 1156)
1511 - Andrew Barton, Scottish naval leader
1512 - Alessandro Achillini, Italian physician/philosopher, dies at 48
1589 - Henry III, king of Poland/France (1573-89), assassinated at 37
1600 - Arent van Dorp, Dutch governor of East-Zealand, dies at about 70
1611 - Kato Kiyomasa, Japanese warlord and samurai (b. 1562)
1649 - Elisabeth Bas, wife of Dutch Adm Swartenhondt, dies at about 78
1655 - Alfonso de la Cueva, Spanish marquis of Bedmar/diplomat, dies at 83
1696 - Robert Campbell of Glenlyon, Scottish military commander (b. 1630)
1769 - Daniel Finch, 8th Earl of Winchilsea, English politician (b. 1689)
1776 - Louis François I, Prince of Conti, French military leader (b. 1717)
1788 - Thomas Gainsborough, English painter (Blue Boy), dies at 61
1792 - Nathanael Gottfried Gruner, composer, dies at 60
1799 - Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier, balloonist, dies at 54
1811 - William Williams, US merchant/signer (Decl of Indep), dies at 80
1815 - Guillaume Marie Anne Brune, French marshal (b. 1763)
1823 - Lazare Carnot, French general, politician, and mathematician (b. 1753)
1827 - James Hewitt, composer, dies at 57
1849 - Mehemet Ali, British viceroy to Egypt, dies
1849 - Governor Muhammad Ali of Egypt (b. 1769)
1858 - A Emma WT von Waldeck-Pyrmont, queen/regent, dies at 76
1859 - Horace Mann, American educator and abolitionist (b. 1796)
1869 - Alexandrine Tinne, Dutch explorer/photographer, murdered at 30+
1872 - Judocus Smits, Dutch RC newspaper publisher (De Tijd), dies at 59
1873 - Frank Mori, composer, dies at 53
1876 - Wild Bill Hickok, shot dead (from behind) by Jack McCall while playing poker. He held a pair of Aces & a pair of 8's
1881 - Marcus Andrews Hislop Clarke, author (His Natural Life) at 35
1889 - Eduardo Gutiérrez, Argentinian author (b. 1851)
1903 - Martha Jane Cannary, [Calamity Jane], US desperado, dies
1903 - Edmond Nocard, French veterinarian (b. 1850)
1914 - Gabriel Edouard Xavier Dupont, composer, dies at 36
1916 - Hamish MacCunn, composer, dies at 48
1920 - Ormer Locklear, American stunt pilot (b. 1891)
1921 - Enrico Caruso, Italian opera singer, dies at 48
1922 - Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish/US physicist (telephone), dies
1922 - [Wilhel]Mina JPR Kruseman, Dutch author/feminist, dies at 82
1923 - Warren Harding, 29th Pres (1921-23), dies at Palace Hotel SF at 57
1929 - Mae Costello, American actress (b. 1882)
1932 - Gheorghe Cucu, composer, dies at 50
1934 - Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Hindenburg, soldier/statesman, dies at 86
1938 - Bjarni Thorsteinsson, composer, dies at 76
1939 - Harvey Spencer Lewis, American Rosicrucian mystic (b. 1883)
1941 - Jose Juan Tablada, Mexican poet (La Feria), dies at 70
1942 - Friedrich Aereboe, Dutch landlord, dies at 77
1945 - Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek, composer (Donna Diana), dies at 85
1945 - Pietro Mascagni, Italian composer (Cavalleria Rusticana), dies at 81
1954 - Rene Amengual, composer, dies at 42
1955 - Ruprecht, crown prince of Bayern/general-fieldmarshal, dies
1955 - Wallace Stevens, US poet/writer (Owl's Clover), dies at 75
1955 - Alfred Lépine, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1901)
1956 - Albert Woolson, last veteran US Union army, dies at 109
1958 - Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/composer (3 Blind Mice), dies at 80
1959 - Prospero Bisquertt, composer, dies at 78
1961 - Giovanni B Angioletti, Italian writer (I grandi ospiti), dies at 64
1963 - Oliver Hazzard Perry La Farge, US anthropologist/writer, dies at 61
1964 - Jack Kirkwood, actor (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 69
1964 - Jose Maria Castro, composer, dies at 71
1965 - Milton B Babbitt, US composer (Widow's Lament), dies at 49
1967 - Claude A Barnett, founder (Associated Negro Press), dies at 77
1969 - Clarence Dickinson, composer, dies at 96
1971 - Ludwig Marcuse, German philosopher, dies at 77
1972 - Brian Cole, vocalist/bassist (Association), dies of overdose at 29
1972 - Paul Goodman, US social critic/writer, dies at 60
1972 - Rudolf Ganz, composer, dies at 95
1972 - Helen Hoyt, American poet (b. 1887)
1973 - Jean-Pierre Melville, director (Bob Le Flambeur), dies at 57
1974 - W. Douglas Hawkes, British racing driver (b. 1893)
1976 - Fritz Lang, director (Cloak & Dagger, Metropolis), dies at 85
1978 - Carlos Chavez y Ramires, Mexican composer, dies at 79
1978 - Satomi Myodo, Zen nun/attendant of Hakuun Yasutani Roshi, dies at 82
1978 - Totie Fields, [Sophie Feldman], comedienne, dies at about 48
1979 - Thurmon Munson, NY Yankee, killed in a plane crash at Akron Oh at 32
1980 - Verdun John Scott, cricketer (ten Tests for NZ), dies
1982 - Cathleen Nesbitt, English actress (Separate Tables), dies at 93
1982 - Rudolf Maros, composer, dies at 65
1985 - Frank Faylen, vaudevillian, dies of pneumonia at 79
1985 - Sandy Bell, South African cricket pace bowler (16 Tests), dies
1986 - Roy Marcus Cohn, US lawyer (Joseph McCarthy), dies
1986 - Roy Cohn, American politician (b. 1927)
1987 - Myron Stout, US abstract artist, dies at 79
1988 - Raymond Carver, poet/short story writer (Furious Season), dies at 50
1988 - Roger Vuataz, composer, dies at 90
1988 - Joe Carcione, American consumer advocate (b. 1914)
1990 - Norman Mclean, American writer (b. 1902)
1990 - Edwin Richfield, British actor (b. 1921)
1991 - Gabriel Cohen, son of Meredith Viera & Richard Cohen
1991 - Helen Page Camp
1992 - Ephraim Katz, Israeli/US encyclopedist (film encyclopedia), dies
1992 - Jim Whaley, TV host (Cinema Showcase), dies of heart attack at 44
1992 - Julio C Fernandez, Cuban/US journalist (founder Alma Mater), dies
1992 - Michel Berges, French composer, dies of a heart attack at 44
1994 - Bhagwatpersad Ausan, commandant Suriname military police, dies at 38
1995 - Brian Smith, British sportscaster, dies
1995 - Colin Gray, airman, dies at 80
1996 - Humphrey Fisher, TV Producer, dies at 72
1996 - Michel Debre, PM of France in (1959-62), dies
1996 - U Hia Than, politician, dies at 52
1997 - William S Burroughs, author (Naked Lunch), dies at 83
1997 - Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Nigerian musician (b. 1938)
1998 - Shari Lewis, American puppeteer (b. 1933)
2001 - Ron Townson, American singer (The Fifth Dimension) (b. 1933)
2003 - Don Estelle, British actor (b. 1933)
2003 - Mike Levey, American television personality (b. 1948)
2003 - Peter Safar, Austrian physician (b. 1924)
2004 - Don Tosti, American musician (b. 1923)
2004 - François Craenhals, Belgian comics artist (b. 1926)
2005 - Steven Vincent, American journalist and writer (b. 1955)
2007 - Chauncey Bailey, American journalist and editor (b. 1950)
2007 - Holden Roberto, Angolan founder and leader of the FNLA (b. 1923)
2007 - Kay Dotrice, English repertory actress (b. 1929)
2008 - Fujio Akatsuka, Japanese cartoonist (b. 1935)



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