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Famous Deaths for 22nd July 2017

Famous Deaths - 2 hours 45 min ago

1461 - Charles VII, King of France (1422-61), dies at 58
1499 - Neithart Fox, [Jonker Fox], German passage leader, slain in battle
1802 - Marie Francois Xavier Bichat, a founder of histology, dies from falling down stairs at 30
1863 - Carl Schuberth, composer, dies at 52
1880 - Anna Caroline Oury, composer, dies at 72
1974 - Lili Darvas, Hungarian actress (Szerelem, Cimmaron), dies at 68
1987 - A G Kripal Singh, cricketer (14 Tests for India), dies
1992 - David Wojuarowicz, artist (U2 album cover), dies of AIDs at 37
1996 - Peter Ludwig, businessman/art collector, dies at 71
2005 - Jean Charles de Menezes, Brazilian electrician killed by Scotland Yard (b. 1978)

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Famous Birthdays for 22nd July 2017

Famous Birthdays - 2 hours 46 min ago

1893 - Jesse Haines, American baseball player (d. 1978)
1946 - Steve Friedman, TV news executive/actor (American Anthem)
1947 - Don Henley, Linden Tx, rock drummer/vocalist (Eagles-Desparado)
1948 - Otto Waalkes, German comedian
1962 - Steve Albini, American writer, recording engineer and musician (Big Black, Rapeman, Shellac)
1962 - Alvin Robertson, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
1963 - Rob Estes, American actor
1966 - Tim Brown, NFL wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
1967 - Shawn Wilbourn, US decathlete
1974 - Franka Potente, German actress

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Today in History for 22nd July 2017

Today in History - 2 hours 48 min ago
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1918 - Lightning kills 504 sheep in Utah's Wasatch National Park
1933 - Caterina Jarboro sings "Aida", NYC-1st negro prima donna in US
1962 - 44th PGA Championship: Gary Player shoots a 278 at Aronimink GC PA
1963 - The Beatles release "Introducing the Beatles"
1967 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Supertest Ladies' Golf Open
1975 - US House of Representives votes to restore citizenship to General Robert E. Lee

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Famous Birthdays

1907 - Zubir Said, Singaporean composer who composed Singapore's national anthem (d. 1987)
1935 - Tom Cartwright, England cricket medium pacer (5 Tests 1964-65)
1954 - Henriette Allais playmate (Mar, 1980), born in Jacksonville, Florida
1964 - John Leguizamo, Bogotá, Colombia, Colombian American actor (Mambo Mouth, Whispers in the Dark)
1965 - Patrick Labyorteaux, American actor
1992 - Selena Gomez, American actress and singer (Revival, Stars Dance), born in Grand Prairie, Texas

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Famous Deaths

1477 - Adolf van Egmond, duke of Gelre/earl of Zutphen, dies in battle at 39
1525 - Richard Wingfield, English diplomat
1840 - Josef Jawurek, composer, dies at 83
1990 - Preben Neergaard, Danish actor (Mordskab), dies of cancer at 70
2006 - José Antonio Delgado, Venezuelan mountain climber (b. 1965)
2012 - George A. Miller, American psychologist, dies at 92

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Famous Deaths for 21st July 2017

Famous Deaths - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 21:05

1889 - Nelson Dewey, American politician, 1st Governor of Wisconsin (b. 1813)
1941 - Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian writer and poet (b. 1872)
1944 - Gerrit van den Bosch, led illegal Dutch CPN party, dies in Dachau
1966 - Eugeen Calleen, Flemish sculptor, dies at 83
1972 - Jigme Dori Wangchuck, King of Bhutan, dies
2003 - John Davies, New Zealand Olympic Committee president (b. 1938)
2004 - Edward B. Lewis, American geneticist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate (b. 1918)
2005 - Long John Baldry, British blues musician (b. 1941)
2006 - Ta Mok, "The Khmer Rouge Butcher", war criminal in Democratic Kampuchea (b. 1926)
2008 - Lord Stokes [Donald Stokes], English industrialist, dies at 94

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Famous Birthdays for 21st July 2017

Famous Birthdays - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 21:04

1748 - Louis-Henry Paisible, composer
1762 - Willem GF Bentinck, Dutch earl/politician/organist
1832 - Henrietta Marie Morse King, cattlewoman
1915 - Maurice Laing, English contractor/multi-millionaire
1938 - Anton Emil Kuerti, composer
1942 - Fred Hetzel, NBA star (SF, Cincinnati, Milwaukee Bucks)
1955 - Howie Epstein, American musician (d. 2003)
1959 - Stuart Young-Black, Cheshire England, Canadian equestrian (Oly-96)
1981 - Blake Lewis, American musician
1989 - Jamie Waylett, British actor

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Historical Events for 21st July 2017

Historical Events - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 21:03

1915 - Wilson sends the third Lusitania note, warning Germany that future infringement of American rights will be deemed 'deliberately unfriendly'
1918 - U-156 shells Nauset Beach, in Orleans, Massachusetts.
1952 - Premier Ghavam es-Sultaneh of Persia, resigns
1964 - Last Dutch whaling ship Willem Barents Sea sold to Japan
1964 - Arnold Long takes 11 catches in the match for Surrey v Sussex
1985 - "Leader of the Pack" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 120 performances
1991 - Sharmell Sullivan (Gary Indiana), 20, crowned 23rd Miss Black America
1995 - Brian Lara completes a pair for West Indians v Kent
1997 - The fully restored USS Constitution (aka "Old Ironsides") celebrates her 200th birthday, setting sail for the first time in 116 years.
2011 - 44th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center

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Today in History for 21st July 2017

Today in History - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 21:02
Historical Events

1831 - Belgium gains independence from Netherlands, Leopold I made king
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.
1960 - Country of Katanga forms in Africa
1970 - USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1975 - Billy Martin fired as Texas Rangers manager
1991 - 120th British Golf Open: Ian Baker-Finch shoots 272 at Royal Birkdale

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Famous Birthdays

1911 - Marshall McLuhan, Canadian writer (Medium is the Massage), born in Edmonton, Alberta (d. 1980)
1915 - Floyd McDaniel, blues singer/guitarist
1927 - Stefan Niculescu, composer
1946 - Zbigniew Kaczmarek, Poland, lightweight (Olympic-gold-1976)
1980 - Tailor James, Canadian model
1984 - Liam Ridgewell, English footballer

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Famous Deaths

1540 - John I Zapolyai, prince of Transsylvania/king of Hungary, dies
1962 - G. M. Trevelyan [George Macaulay Trevelyan], British historian and academic, dies at 86
1967 - Pierre Kemp, Dutch poet (English paint box), dies at 80
1993 - Robert J Glass, film producer (ET), is killed at 53
1995 - Elleston Trevor, author, dies
1996 - Herb Edelman, actor (Odd Couple, St Elsewhere), dies of emphysema 62

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Famous Deaths for 20th July 2017

Famous Deaths - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 21:05

1156 - Emperor Toba of Japan (b. 1103)
1752 - John C Pepusch, English composer (Beggar's Opera), dies at about 85
1766 - Isabelle Farnese, queen of Spain, dies
1824 - Joan M Kemper, lawyer (layed-out Civil Code), dies
1866 - Faa di Bruno, Italian captain (Er d'italia, Lissa), commits suicide
1908 - Federico Chueca, composer, dies at 62
1982 - Okot p'Bitek, Ugandan poet (b. 1931)
1993 - Donald Alexander, System director/producer (East Valley), dies at 79
1999 - Sandra Gould, American actress (b. 1916)
2003 - Nicolas Freeling, English writer (b. 1927)

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Famous Birthdays for 20th July 2017

Famous Birthdays - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 21:04

1304 - Francesco Petrarch, Italy, poet (Italia Mia)
1822 - Gregor Mendel, Austrian monk and geneticist (discoverer of laws of heredity), born in Heinzendorf, Austria (d. 1884)
1912 - John Dacie, hematologist
1933 - Aliki Vouyouklaki, actress (Madalena)
1936 - Barbara A Mikulski, (Rep-D-MD, 1977-86/Sen-D-MD, 1986- )
1938 - Jo Ann Campbell, Lawrence Welk's champagne lady, born in Jacksonville, Florida
1963 - Frank Whaley, American actor
1967 - Ian Beckles, NFL guard (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1974 - Simon Rex, American actor
1991 - Scout Larue Willis, daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore

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Historical Events for 20th July 2017

Historical Events - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 21:03

1654 - Anglo-Portuguese treaty, Portugal comes under English control
1923 - Yanks hit into a triple-play but beat A's 9-2
1944 - Liberators of US 8th Air Force attack Gotha Russelsheim/Eisenach
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)
1956 - Great Britain refuses to lend Egypt money to build Aswan Dam
1964 - 1st surfin' record to go #1-Jan and Dean's "Surf City"
1973 - Jack Brisco beats Harley Race in Houston, to become NWA champ
1973 - The US Senate passes the War Powers Act.
1980 - 67th Tour de France won by Joop Zoetemelk of Netherlands

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Today in History for 20th July 2017

Today in History - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 21:02
Historical Events

1808 - Napoleon decrees all French Jews adopt family names
1866 - Sea battle of Lissa-Austria vs Italy
1944 - British and Canadian troops occupy Hill 67/Ifs/Bras/Frenouville, Normandy
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.
1994 - O.J. Simpson offers $500,000 reward for evidence of ex-wife's klller
1997 - 126th British Golf Open: American Justin Leonard shoots a 272 to win at Royal Troon

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Famous Birthdays

1868 - Miron Cristea, 1st Patriarch of All Romania (d. 1939)
1926 - Patricia Cutts, English actress (d. 1974)
1934 - Uwe Johnson, German writer
1944 - Wim Van Drimmelen, Dutch sect Science Council of Government policy
1945 - John Lodge, English bassist (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin), born in Birmingham
1979 - Miklos Feher, Hungarian football player (d. 2004)

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Famous Deaths

1825 - Joseph-Denis Doche, composer, dies at 58
1901 - William Cosmo Monkhouse, English poet and critic (b. 1840)
1944 - Friedrich Olbricht, German general (July 20th plotter), executed
1944 - Ludwig Beck, gen/chief Germany general staff (July 20th plot), dies
1944 - Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg, count/German antifascist colonel, dies
1993 - Donald Alexander, System director/producer (East Valley), dies at 79

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Famous Deaths for 19th July 2017

Famous Deaths - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 21:05

1700 - Hieronymus Gradenthaler, composer, dies at 62
1844 - Heinrich Domnich, composer, dies at 77
1850 - [Sarah] Margaret Fuller Ossoli, US feminist/revolutionary, dies
1895 - Charles T Stork, great industrialist (cotton mach factory), dies at 73
1907 - Hector H Malot, French lawyer/author (Alone in the World), dies at 77
1945 - George Barbier, actor (Man Who Came to Dinner), dies at 80
1957 - Curzio Malaparte, [Kurt E Suckert], Italian author (Kaputt), dies at 59
1994 - Christian-Jaque, [Christian Maudet], French director (Nana), dies
2002 - Alan Lomax, American folksong collector (b. 1915)
2009 - Henry Surtees, British racing driver. (b. 1991)

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Famous Birthdays for 19th July 2017

Famous Birthdays - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 21:04

1823 - George Henry Gordon, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1860 - Lizzie Borden, American woman acquitted of the murder of her parents (gave her mother forty whacks), born in Fall River, Massachusetts
1893 - Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet (Ode to Revolution), born in Baghdati, Soviet Georgia [OS=7/7]
1934 - Francisco Sá Carneiro, Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1980)
1946 - Ilie Năstase, Romanian tennis player (US Open 1972), born in Bucharest, Romania
1956 - Great [Yoshiaki] Yatsu, wrestler (NJPW/WCCW/WWF)
1961 - Maria Filatova, Soviet gymnast
1962 - Brad Wilson, Pomona California, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 9 Pro-Am)
1963 - Garth Nix, Australian author
1972 - Naohito Fujiki, Japanese actor and singer

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Historical Events for 19th July 2017

Historical Events - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 21:03

1544 - Italian War of 1542: The Siege of Boulogne began.
1553 - 15-year-old Lady Jane Grey deposed as England's Queen after 9 days
1869 - Louis Riel speaks at a meeting of Metis residents about rights, setting in motion the events now referred to as the Red River Rebellion
1912 - A meteorite of estimated 190kg mass explodes over Holbrook in Navajo County, Arizona, causing approximately 16,000 pieces of debris to rain down on the town.
1966 - France performs nuclear Test at Fangataufa Island
1967 - Race riots in Durham NC
1969 - Apollo 11 goes into Moon orbit
1975 - NY Yankee catcher Thurman Munson's 1st-inning single and RBI are nullified because tar on his bat handle exceeds 18" limit
1984 - Geraldine A Ferraro, (Rep-D-NY), wins Democratic VP nomination
1987 - Don Mattingly sets AL record of extra base hits in 10 cons games

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Today in History for 19th July 2017

Today in History - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 21:02
Historical Events

1848 - 1st US women's rights convention held in Seneca Falls NY, organised by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott
1867 - US Congress passed 3rd Reconstruction Act over President Andrew Johnson's veto
1967 - Race riots in Durham NC
1981 - 68th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
1993 - President Clinton fires FBI director William Sessions
1996 - 26th Olympic Games opens in Atlanta, Georgia

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Famous Birthdays

1742 - Jean-Baptiste Davaux, composer
1744 - Heinrich Christian Boie, German author (d. 1806)
1851 - Hendrik J Jut, Dutch murderer (head of Jut)
1894 - Aleksandr Yakovlevich Khinchin, Russian mathematician (d. 1959)
1970 - Brooks Thompson, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Orlando Magic)
1982 - Stuart Parnaby, English footballer

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Famous Deaths

1234 - Floris IV, count of Holland, killed in tournament
1896 - Abraham H. Cannon, American Mormon apostle (b. 1859)
1994 - Gottfried Reinhardt, theatre Producer, dies at 81
1996 - Mervyn Hugh Cowie, willife conservationist, dies at 87
2005 - Edward Bunker, American writer (b. 1933)
2013 - Mel Smith, English comedian and author, dies from a heart attack at 60

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Famous Deaths for 18th July 2017

Famous Deaths - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 21:05

1488 - Alvise Cadamosto, Italian explorer (b. 1432)
1833 - Joseph Comb, missionary to Moluccas, dies at 63
1916 - Benjamin C. Truman, American journalist and author
1931 - Oskar Minkowski, German Biologist (pancreas and diabetes), dies at 73
1981 - Wilhelm HC Tenhaeff, Dutch para-psychologist, dies at 87
1990 - Yoon Boseon, President of South Korea (b. 1897)
1992 - Viktor Louis, Russian journalist, dies
1993 - John Beck, US producer (Harvey, Singing Nun), dies at 83
2001 - Fabio Taglioni, Italian automotive engineer (b. 1920)
2008 - Khosrow Shakibai, Iranian actor (b. 1944)

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Famous Birthdays for 18th July 2017

Famous Birthdays - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 21:04

1898 - John Stuart, actor (Number 17), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
1899 - Willem Kernkamp, Dutch minister of Colonies (Islam and Woman)
1918 - Pamela Brown, England, actress (Alice in Wonderland, Dracula)
1929 - "Screamin' Jay" Hawkins, RandB musician (I Put a Spell on You), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2000)
1933 - Raymund Murray Schafer, Canada, composer (Patria), born in Sarnia, Ontario
1935 - Jayendra Saraswathi, Hindu religious leader
1944 - David Hemery, English 400m-hurdler (Oly-gold-1968)
1956 - Razor Shines, American baseball player, manager and coach
1969 - Masanori Murakawa, Japanese professional wrestler
1982 - Priyanka Chopra, Indian actress and beauty queen

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Historical Events for 18th July 2017

Historical Events - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 21:03

1572 - Willem of Orange recognized as viceroy of Holland/Friesland/Utrecht
1870 - Pontifical infalliability proclaimed
1918 - World War I: US and French forces launch Aisne-Marne offensive
1926 - 20th Tour de France won by Lucien Buysse of Belgium
1951 - Jersey Joe Walcott at 37 becomes oldest to win heavyweight champion
1952 - KWGN TV channel 2 in Denver, CO (IND) begins broadcasting
1972 - Leader of the British Labour Party Harold Wilson holds meeting with representatives of the Irish Republican Army
1989 - 48 cm rainfall at Rockport, West Virginia (state record)
1993 - Hiromi Kobayash wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
2010 - 139th British Golf Open: Louis Oosthuizen shoots a 272 at St Andrews

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Today in History for 18th July 2017

Today in History - Mon, 07/17/2017 - 21:02
Historical Events

1893 - Australian Harry Graham scores 107 on cricket debut Australia v England, Lord's
1896 - George Giffen is 1st to complete 1000/100 double, in 30th Test Cricket
1924 - KPD points out Rote Frontkampferbund against Nazi
1943 - British assault on Catania, Sicily
1955 - 1st electric power generated from atomic energy sold commercially
1982 - Sally Little wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic

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Famous Birthdays

1935 - Tenley Albright, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1952, 56), born in Boston, Massachusetts
1938 - Paul Verhoeven, Dutch film director (Basic Instinct, Total Recall), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
1941 - Marcia Jones Smoke, Oklahoma, 500m kayak (Olympic-bronze-1964)
1948 - Phil Harris, rocker (Ace)
1976 - Elsa Pataky, Spanish actress
1978 - Shane Horgan, Irish rugby player

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Famous Deaths

1817 - Jane Austen, English novelist (Pride and Prejudice), dies at 41
1894 - Leconte de Lisle, writer, dies at 75
1975 - Federico Ghisi, composer, dies at 74
1986 - Stanley Rous, British soccer official, dies at 91
1990 - Karl Menninger, psychatrist (Menninger Clinic), dies at 96 of cancer
1993 - John Beck, US producer (Harvey, Singing Nun), dies at 83

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Famous Deaths for 17th July 2017

Famous Deaths - Sun, 07/16/2017 - 21:05

1753 - Andre-Joseph Panckoucke, French book publisher/merchant, dies
1885 - Jean-Charles Chapais, Canadian politician (b. 1811)
1918 - Trupp, lackey of Tsar Nicholas II, shot to death
1946 - Dragoljub "Draza" Mihailovic, Yugoslav gen (Nazi), executed at 53
1978 - Thayer David, actor (Rocky, Roots, Savages), dies at 51
1990 - Bernard Cowan, TV announcer, dies of kidney disease at 68
1993 - Scott Salmon, US choreographer (La Cage aux Folles), dies at 51
1996 - Geoffrey Jellicoe, English landscape architect, dies at 95
2003 - Rosalyn Tureck, American pianist and harpsichordist (b. 1914)
2014 - Elaine Stritch, American actress (30 Rock, Two's Company), singer and member of the American Theater Hall of Fame, dies in her sleep at 89

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