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Historical Events for 21st July 2017

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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Historical Events for 20th July 2017

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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Historical Events for 19th July 2017

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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Historical Events for 18th July 2017

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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Historical Events for 17th July 2017

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 21:03

1203 - Siege of Constantinople begins during the fourth Crusade, Crusaders aboad a Venetian fleet attack the city
1775 - 1st military hospital approved
1968 - Bloodless coup in Iraq led by General Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr
1979 - Simone Veil becomes chairman of European Parliament
1994 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
1994 - Hulk Hogan beats Ric Flair to win WCW wrestling championship
1995 - Forbes Mag announces Bill Gates is the richest man in world ($12.9B)
1996 - TWA Flight 800: Off the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound TWA Boeing 747 explodes, killing all 230 on board.
1996 - 230 people die when TWA 800 crashes outside of NYC
2014 - Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is shot down over Eastern Ukraine by a Buk surface-to-air missile launched from pro-Russian separatist-controlled territory, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board

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Historical Events for 16th July 2017

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 21:03

1953 - KROC (now KTTC) TV channel 10 in Rochester, MN (NBC) 1st broadcast
1966 - Number of banned persons in South Africa totals 936; the individuals are banned under various laws, most prominently the Suppression of Communism and Riotous Assembly Acts
1972 - Smokey Robinson and Miracles final live performance
1980 - Ronald Reagan nominated for US President by Republicans in Detroit
1988 - San Antonio (Texas League) beats Jackson 1-0 in 26 innings
1990 - Bridgette LeAnn Wilson, 17, of Oregon, 8th crowned Miss Teen USA
1990 - Rick Dee's "Into the Night" premieres on ABC-TV
1994 - Baseball Night in America premieres (no Saturday day games)
1994 - 3 tenors-Placid Domingo, Luciano Parvoti, Jose Carreras, perform in LA
2001 - "Jurassic Park III", starring Sam Neill and William H Macy, premieres in the US

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Historical Events for 15th July 2017

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 21:03

1806 - Zebulon Pike begins his journey to explore the American Southwest
1940 - Nazi occupiers seize library of IISG Amsterdam
1946 - British North Borneo Company transfers its rights to modern day Sabah to the British Crown
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
1968 - Soap opera "One Life To Live" premieres
1975 - All star MVP: Bill Madlock (Pittsburgh Pirates) and John Matlock (NY Mets)
1984 - 39th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy
1995 - Northern Virginia begins using new area code 540
2009 - A 7.9 Magnitude earthquake registers 160km west of Invercargill, New Zealand, creating a small tsunami.

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Historical Events for 14th July 2017

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 21:03

1845 - 1st postmasters' provisional stamps issued, NYC
1951 - "Courtin' Time" closes at National Theater NYC after 37 performances
1952 - SS United States crosses Atlantic in 84:12 (record westward)
1953 - 20th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-1 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati
1978 - Ump Doug Harvey ejects Don Sutton after discovering 3 scuffed balls
1981 - Kevin Wade's "Key Exchange," premieres in London
1983 - Crane (Rep-R-Il) and Studds (Rep-D-Mas) admit to sex with pages
1984 - STS 41-D vehicle moves to Vandenberg AFB for remanifest of payloads
1986 - Motley Crue's Vince Neil begins 30 day sentence for vehicular homicide
1988 - WYHY radio offers $1M to anyone who can prove Elvis is still alive

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Historical Events for 13th July 2017

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 21:03

1573 - Haarlem surrenders after 7 months to Spanish army
1643 - Battle at Roundway Down: Royalists beat parliamentary armies
1787 - Ord of 1787-a territory can become 3 to 5 states at 60,000 population
1863 - Rebellion at Morgan's, Ohio [->JUL 26]
1935 - US-Russian commerce treaty takes effect
1941 - Eddie Mayo (LA-Pacific Coast League), spits in face of umpire Ray Snyder
1956 - WCBI TV channel 4 in Columbus, MS (CBS) begins broadcasting
1976 - Last day of Test Cricket for English all-rounder Brian Close, aged 45
1988 - Red Sox replace manager John McNamara with Joe Morgan
2016 - Theresa May is elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom by Conservative Party MPs

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Historical Events for 12th July 2017

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 21:03

526 - St Felix IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1542 - French troops under Maarten van Rossem occupies Flanders
1679 - Britain's King Charles II ratifies Habeas Corpus Act allowing prisoners right to be imprisoned to be examined
1690 - Battle of Boyne: in Ireland, Protestant King William III defeats English Catholic King James II
1691 - Antonio Pignatelli elected as Pope Innocentius XII
1843 - Mormon leader Joseph Smith says God allows polygamy
1902 - Australian parliament agrees to female suffrage
1926 - Paavo Nurmi walks world record 4x1500m (16:26.2)
1937 - -13) Tupolev ANT-25 non-stop flight Moscow to San Jacinto Calif
1971 - Juan Corona, indicted for 25 murders

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Historical Events for 11th July 2017

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 21:03

1302 - Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch) near Kortrijk, Belgium. Flemish coalition defeat French army
1347 - Heir to the Bohemian throne elected German anti-king Charles IV
1476 - Giuliano della Rovere is appointed bishop of Coutances
1893 - A revolution led by the liberal general and politician, José Santos Zelaya, takes over state power in Nicaragua.
1919 - Dutch 2nd chamber approves 8-hour day/No Sunday work
1943 - Counter attack by Hermann Goering's Armoured division in Sicily
1960 - Ivory Coast, Dahomey, Upper Volta and Niger declare independence
1962 - Brothers Hank and Tommie Aaron homer in same inning
1990 - Oka Crisis: First Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada begins.
1994 - Suriname guilder devalued: NŸ1 = SŸ105

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Historical Events for 10th July 2017

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 21:03

552 - Origin of Armenian calendar
1800 - The British Indian Government establishes the Fort William College to promote Urdu, Hindi and other vernaculars of sub continent.
1850 - Millard Fillmore sworn in as President of US (replacing Taylor)
1913 - Death Valley, California hits 134 °F (~56.7 °C), which is the highest temperature recorded in the United States.
1923 - All non-fascist parties dissolved in Italy
1934 - 2nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-7 at Polo Grounds, New York
1936 - New Straits Convention allows Turkish rearmament of Dardanelles
1965 - Rolling Stones score their 1st US #1 single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
1977 - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Bankers Trust Golf Classic
1985 - Coca-Cola Co announces it will resume selling old formula Coke

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Historical Events for 9th July 2017

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 21:03

1553 - Battle at Sievershausen Solingen: van Saksen beats Alcibiades
1914 - 1st US duplicate auction bridge championship held, Lake Placid, NY
1959 - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Open
1959 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Hoosier Celebrity Golf Tournament
1979 - Voyager 2 flies past Jupiter
1980 - 7 die in a stampede to see Pope John Paul II in Brazil
1982 - Botham scores 208 in 225 balls, England v India at The Oval
2002 - 73rd All Star Baseball Game: 7-7 tie when both teams ran out of available pitchers at Miller Park, Milwaukee
2014 - Spokesperson for Medical Aid for Palestinians claims that at least 7 children have been killed by Israeli air strikes
2014 - Typhoon Rammasun begins and kills 151 people

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Historical Events for 8th July 2017

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 21:03

1283 - War of the Sicilian Vespers: Battle of Malta
1579 - Our Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, was discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan
1876 - White terrorists attack Black Republicans in Hamburg SC, killing 5
1932 - Herbert Sutcliffe scores his 100th 100, Yorkshire v Gloucs
1946 - "Tidbits of 1946" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 8 performances
1952 - 19th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 in 5 at Shibe Park, Phila
1976 - Randy Jones wins NL record 16 games before All Star break
1978 - 92nd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Jimmy Connors (62 62 63)
1997 - 68th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Jacobs Field, Cleveland
2012 - Tens of thousands protest over election corruption in Mexico City after Enrique Pe

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Historical Events for 7th July 2017

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 21:03

1807 - France, Russia and Prussia sign Peace of Tilsit
1898 - US President McKinley signs the Organic Act to annex Hawaii
1923 - University of Delaware invents "junior year abroad" (at Sorbonne)
1950 - 64th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Budge Patty beats Sedgman (6-1 8-10 6-2 6-3)
1968 - Rock group "Yardbirds" disband
1973 - 80th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Chris Evert (60 75), 1st all-US women's 1st all-US women's Wimbledon final
1996 - 17th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Dave Stockton
1996 - Nelson Mandela steps down as President of South Africa
1996 - 110th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: R Krajicek beats M Washington (63 64 63)
2011 - "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2", the last Harry Potter film, premieres in London

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Historical Events for 6th July 2017

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 21:03

1609 - Majesteitsbrief: Emperor Rudolf II grants Bohemia freedom of religion
1798 - US law makes aliens "liable to be apprehended, restrained, ... and removed as alien enemies"
1932 - Cubs shortstop Bill Jurges is shot twice in Chicago hotel room by a spurned girlfriend, Violet Popovich Valli
1934 - 54th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Fred Perry beats J Crawford (6-3 6-0 7-5)
1954 - KMOS TV channel 6 in Sedalia-Warrensburg, MO (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - 75th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats J Tegart (97 75)
1971 - White House Plumbers unit formed to plug news leaks
1975 - Susie McAllister wins LPGA Wheeling Ladies Golf Classic
1975 - Comoros declare independence from France (most of them)
1991 - 98th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats G Sabatini (6-4 3-6 8-6)

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Historical Events for 5th July 2017

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 21:03

1813 - War of 1812: Three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York begin.
1904 - Giants 18-game winning streak ends as Phillies win 6-5 in 10 inn
1935 - 55th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Fred Perry beats G von Cramm (6-2 6-4 6-4)
1944 - Harry Crosby takes 1st rocket airplane, MX-324, for maiden flight
1946 - 75th British Golf Open: Sam Snead shoots a 290 at St Andrews
1948 - Britain's National Health Service Act begins
1952 - "Of Thee I Sing" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 72 performances
1956 - France raises tobacco tax 20% due to war in Algeria
1975 - Cape Verde Is gain independence after 500 years of Portuguese rule
1980 - 87th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Evonne Goolagong beats Chris Evert (61 76)

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Historical Events for 4th July 2017

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 21:03

1754 - George Washington gives Ft Necessity to France
1817 - Chief Engineer James Geddes begins construction on the Erie Canal, (Rome, New York), one of the first great engineering works in North America
1886 - 1st scheduled transcontinental passenger train reaches Pt Moody, BC
1895 - Katherine Lee Bates publishes "America the Beautiful"
1910 - In a mutual defense agreements, Japan and Russia delineate their spheres of interest in Manchuria
1912 - Jack Johnson TKOs Jim Flynn in 9 for heavyweight boxing title
1914 - 31st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats E Larcombe (7-5 6-4)
2004 - 111th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maria Sharapova beats Serena Williams (6-1 6-4)
2010 - 124th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Tomáš Berdych (6-3 7-5 6-4)
2015 - 20th Super Rugby Championship: Otago Highlanders beat Wellington Hurricanes 21-14

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Historical Events for 3rd July 2017

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 21:03

1819 - 1st savings bank in US (Bank of Savings in NYC) opens its doors
1900 - The British evacuate Rustenburg and occupy Commando Nek and Silkaatsnek in the Anglo-Boer war
1909 - 26th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dora Boothby beats A Morton (6-4 4-6 8-6)
1923 - Dockers' strike in Hull/Grimsby/Cardiff/Bristol over to London
1954 - 9th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias
1963 - In New Zealand, a National Airways Corporation Dakota DC-3 crashes in the Kaimai Ranges; all 23 passengers and crew are killed in what is still New Zealand’s worst internal civil aviation accident
1980 - 1st U.S. Senior Golf Open: Roberto deVicenzo
1983 - Rangers explode for 12 runs in 15th inning of a 16-4 win over the A's
1994 - The deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty six people were killed in crashes.
2012 - Antonio Esfandiari wins a record $18.3 million in poker after winning the 2012 World Series of Poker $1,000,000 Buy-In

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Historical Events for 2nd July 2017

Sat, 07/01/2017 - 21:03

626 - Incident at Xuanwu Gate: in fear of assassination, Li Shimin ambushes and kills his rival brothers Li Yuanji and Li Jiancheng
1679 - Europeans first visit Minnesota and see headwaters of Mississippi in an expedition led by Daniel Greysolon de Du Luth.
1863 - R Morgan's: Burksville, KY to Salineville, OH [->JUL 26]
1863 - Battle of Gettysburg (2nd day)
1921 - Jack Dempsey KOs George S Carpentier in 4 for heavyweight boxing title 1st million dollar gate ($1.7m) boxing match (Dempsey KOs Carpentier)
1921 - 41st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bill Tilden beats Brian Norton (4-6 2-6 6-1 6-0 7-5)
1949 - "High Button Shoes" closes at Century Theater NYC after 727 performances
1963 - Juan Marichal (Giants) beats Warren Spahn (Braves), 1-0 in 16 innings
1976 - Formal reunification of North and South Vietnam
2001 - AbioCor self contained artificial heart created.

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