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Historical Events for 5th July 2017

Historical Events - 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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Today in History for 5th July 2017

Today in History - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 21:02
Historical Events

1863 - Battle of Jackson, MS and Battle of Birdsong Ferry, MS
1922 - Uprising of social righteousness in Rio de Janeiro
1961 - KUSD TV channel 2 in Vermillion, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
1977 - Pakistani army, led by Gen Mohammad Zia ul-Haq, seizes power
1982 - ICC Trophy record p/ship, 257 Schoonheim/Liffman, Hol v Malay
1986 - Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway sets 10K woman's record (30:13.74)

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Famous Birthdays

1881 - Augustyn Hlond, Polish cardinal
1891 - Tin Ujević, Croatian poet (d. 1955)
1929 - Katherine Helmond, actress (Soap, Mona-Who's the Boss), born in Galveston, Texas
1929 - Mary Maxwell Gates, philanthropist/mother of Bill Gates
1937 - Brooke Hayward, author (Haywire), born in Los Angeles, California
1940 - Arthur Blythe, American jazz saxophonist, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)

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Famous Deaths

1803 - William Jackson, (Jackson of Exeter), English composer and organist, dies at 73
1904 - Abai Kunanbaiuli, Kazakh poet (b. 1845)
1925 - Hjalmar Borgstrom, composer, dies at 61
1997 - Mrs. Miller, American singer (b. 1907)
2015 - Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-born American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2008), dies at 94
2016 - Beatrice de Cardi, British archaeologist, dies at 102

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Famous Deaths for 4th July 2017

Famous Deaths - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 21:05

1623 - William Byrd, English composer (Ave verum corpus), dies at 80
1826 - Thomas Jefferson, 3rd US President (1801-09), dies at 83
1931 - Emanuele F duke of Aosta, Italian WW I-general/fascist, dies at 62
1958 - Adolf Herckenrath, Flemish playwright/poet (Avondvlam), dies at 79
1973 - Leonid Stein, Russian chess player, dies at about 39
1975 - Georgette Heyer, English author (b. 1902)
1982 - Sylvestre A Guzman Fernandez, pres Dominican Rep, commits suicide
1982 - Terry Higgins, early British AIDS death (b. 1945)
1994 - Tawfik Ziad, Palestinian communist/Israeli MP/mayor of Nazareth, dies
2008 - Evelyn Keyes, American actress (Gone with the Wind), dies at 91

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Famous Birthdays for 4th July 2017

Famous Birthdays - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 21:04

1902 - Meyer Lansky, Russian-American mobster known as the "Mob's Accountant", born in Grodno, Belarus (d. 1983)
1931 - Rick Casares, NFL fullback (Chicago Bears), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2013)
1931 - Peter Richardson, cricketer (England batsman mid-50's)
1942 - Michael G C F, English prince of Kent
1947 - Morganna Roberts, (Baseball's kissing bandit), born in Louisville, Kentucky
1951 - Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, American politician
1966 - Lee Reherman, American actor
1968 - Mark Lenzi, American 3m spring diver (Olympic-gold-1992), born in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama (d. 2012)
1971 - Andy Creeggan, Canadian musician
1975 - Reinhard Davis, hockey goaltender (Team Austria 1998)

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Historical Events for 4th July 2017

Historical Events - 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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Today in History for 4th July 2017

Today in History - Mon, 07/03/2017 - 21:02
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1887 - The founder of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, joins Sindh-Madrasa-tul-Islam, Karachi.
1888 - 1st organized rodeo competition held, Prescott, Ariz
1912 - Detroit Tiger George Mullen no-hits St Louis Browns, 7-0
1941 - Politburo of Yugoslav communist party reorganizes
1972 - The Royal Ulster Constabulary forward a file about the killings on 'Bloody Sunday' (30 January 1972) to the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland
2005 - The Deep Impact collider hits the comet Tempel 1.

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Famous Birthdays

1883 - Maximilian Oseyevich Shteynberg, composer
1895 - Massimo Campigli, Italian painter/illustrator
1920 - Norm Drucker, American basketball referee
1940 - Walter Greenman, horse trainer
1946 - Michael Milken, partner (Intl Capital Access Group), born in Los Angeles, California
1970 - Andrei Cherkasov, USSR, tennis star

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Famous Deaths

1857 - William L. Marcy, American statesman (b. 1786)
1910 - Louis Bourgault-Ducoudray, composer, dies at 70
1963 - Bernard Freyberg, Governor-General of New Zealand (b. 1889)
1993 - Anne Shirley, actress (Stella Dallas), dies of lung cancer at 75
1995 - Bob Ross, artist, dies at 52
2003 - Barry White, American singer, dies at 58

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Famous Deaths for 3rd July 2017

Famous Deaths - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 21:05

683 - Leo II, Pope (681-83), dies
1795 - Louis-Georges de Bréquigny, French historian (b. 1714)
1863 - Lewis Addison Armistead, Confederate brigadier general Gettysburg/dies in battle at 46
1910 - Mordecai Sherwin, English cricket wicketkeeper (Aust 1886-88), dies
1954 - Siegfried Handloser, German physician (b. 1895)
1965 - Clarence Loomis, composer, dies at 75
1971 - Renie Riano, English-born American actress dies after long illness at 71
1973 - Charles Ancerl, Czech conductor (Prague/Toronto), dies at 63
1978 - James Daly, actor (Medical Center), dies at 59
2005 - Gaylord Nelson, American politician (b. 1916)

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Famous Birthdays for 3rd July 2017

Famous Birthdays - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 21:04

1743 - Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, queen consort of Sweden (d. 1813)
1874 - Āpirana Ngata, Māori New Zealand politician and lawyer known for promoting and protecting Māori culture and language. born in Te Araroa, New Zealand (d. 1950)
1893 - Mississippi John Hurt, Teoc Mississippi, American blues singer and guitarist
1909 - Lucy Kroll, entertainment agent
1925 - Michael Oliver, cardiologist, born in Borth, Wales (d. 2015)
1927 - Ken Russell, England, director (Tommy, Altered States, Gothic)
1940 - Lance Larson, US, 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-silver-1960)
1956 - Eddie Edwards, South Africa, tennis star
1964 - Gary Ryan, rocker (Blackhearts)
1965 - Dan Land, NFL cornerback/safety (Oakland Raiders)

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Historical Events for 3rd July 2017

Historical Events - 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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Today in History for 3rd July 2017

Today in History - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 21:02
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1806 - Michael Keens exhibits 1st cultivated strawberry
1895 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Black Peter" (BG)
1913 - Common tern banded in Maine; found dead in 1919 in Africa (1st bird known to have crossed the Atlantic)
1974 - Pitching in major league-record 13th consecutive game for Dodgers
1983 - 97th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Chris Lewis (6-2 6-2 6-2)
2014 - Germany passes first nation-wide minimum wage law – at 8.5 euros

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Famous Birthdays

1728 - Robert Adam, architect/designer (Adelphi Terrace, London)
1860 - Charlotte Perkins Gilman, American feminist, writer and lecturer for social reform, born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1935)
1909 - Earl L Butz, US Secretary of Agriculture (1971-76); a real Butz
1940 - Lance Larson, US, 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-silver-1960)
1973 - Adrian Aucoin, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks), born in Ottawa, Ontario
1980 - Kevin Boyle, American basketballer

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Famous Deaths

1957 - Richard Mohaupt, German composer (Bucolica), dies at 52
1994 - Harry Ebbeling, PC-corrector, dies at 54
1995 - Gil Wolman, situationist, dies at 65
2012 - Andy Griffith, American actor, dies from a heart attack at 86
2015 - Diana Douglas, Bermudian-born American actress (The Indian Fighter), dies at 92
2016 - Noel Neill, American actress (Adventures of Superman), dies at 95

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Famous Deaths for 2nd July 2017

Famous Deaths - Sat, 07/01/2017 - 21:05

936 - Henry I the Vogelaar, German king (919-36)/duke of Saxon 912-36, dies
1700 - Lambert Doomer, painter/cartoonist, dies at about 77
1778 - Jean-Jacques Rousseau, composer, dies at 66
1932 - Manuel II, last King of Portugal (1908-10), dies at 43
1941 - Mohammad Baqa Jilani, cricketer (Test for India), dies at 29
1970 - Jessie Street, Australian civil rights activist, dies
1987 - Karl Linnas, accused Nazi, dies of heart failure in Russia
1989 - Franklin Schaffner, American film director (b. 1920)
1992 - Borisav Pekic, Serbian writer/politician, dies
1994 - Maung Maung, premier of Burma (1988), dies at 69

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Famous Birthdays for 2nd July 2017

Famous Birthdays - Sat, 07/01/2017 - 21:04

1737 - Francois Leonard Rouwyzer, composer
1862 - William Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1942)
1892 - Jack Hylton, English orchestra leader/impresario (Crazy Passage Show)
1920 - Eliseo Diego, latin American poet
1936 - Omar Suleiman, Qena, Egypt, army general and intelligence officer, (d. 2012)
1942 - Georgi Ivanov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33)
1947 - Luci Baines Johnson Nugent Turpin, daughter of Pres LBJ
1968 - Mike Lee, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Tommy Armour Tour), born in Neptune Township, New Jersey
1974 - Natali Sacco, Miss Universe-Peru (1996)
1977 - Shannan McCray, Miss District of Columbia Teen USA (1996)

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Historical Events for 2nd July 2017

Historical Events - 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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Today in History for 2nd July 2017

Today in History - Sat, 07/01/2017 - 21:02
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1823 - Bahia Independence Day: the end of Portuguese rule in Brazil, with the final defeat of the Portuguese crown loyalists in the province of Bahia.
1861 - Battle of Hoke's Run, WV - small Union victory
1900 - First flight LZ-1, of a dirigible airship designed by Graf Ferdinand von Zeppelin, at Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany.
1901 - Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid rob train of $40,000 at Wagner, Montana
1954 - Denis Compton scores 278 in 290 minutes v Pakistan
1987 - Nilde Iotti is named as the first female President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies.

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Famous Birthdays

1819 - Charles-Louis Hanon, French composer (d. 1900)
1882 - Edgar Mayne, cricketer (Australian batsman, prolific for Victoria)
1922 - Genrikh Matusovich Vagner, composer
1932 - Ken McMillan, American actor (Malone, Concrete Beat), born in Brooklyn, New York
1934 - Ivan Madray, WI cricket leg-spin all rounder, 2 Tests 3 runs 0-108)
1943 - Walter Godefroot, Belgian cyclist

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Famous Deaths

1621 - Thomas Harriot, English astronomer
1895 - William Rockstro, composer, dies at 72
1952 - Henriette H Bosmans, Dutch cello player/pianist/composer, dies at 56
1963 - Seth Barnes Nicholson, American astronomer who discovered four satellites of Jupiter, dies at 71
1982 - Poul Rovsing Olsen, composer, dies at 59
2016 - Earle Brown, American Composer (open form), dies at 75

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Famous Deaths for 1st July 2017

Famous Deaths - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 21:05

1691 - Marc'Antonio Pasqualini, composer, dies at 77
1910 - Marius Petipa, Fren ballet dancer/choreographer (Casse-noisette), dies
1916 - William Booth, cricketer (WW I 2 Tests for England 1913-14), dies
1925 - Erik Satie, French composer (Dreamy Fish), dies at 59
1944 - Carl Mayer, actor (Dreaming Lips, Ariane, Sunrise), dies at 49
1978 - Kurt Student, German Luftwaffe general (b. 1890)
1980 - Charles Percy Snow, British writer (Friends and Associates), dies at 75
1981 - Rushton Moreve, American bass player (b. 1948)
1999 - Sylvia Sidney, American actress (b. 1910)
2010 - Ilene Woods, American actress (b. 1929)

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Famous Birthdays for 1st July 2017

Famous Birthdays - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 21:04

1534 - Frederick II, King of Denmark and Norway (1559-88)
1788 - Jean-Victor Poncelet, mathematician, founded projective geometry
1857 - Roger Connor, 1st baseman (NY Giants)
1872 - Louis Bleriot, 1st man to fly an airplane across English Channel
1881 - Piet[er] L Kramer, architect (Amsterdam School)
1912 - David Brower, environmentalist/president (Sierra Club)
1934 - Claude Berri, French actor, director and screenwriter
1941 - John Gould, British composer/musical comic
1951 - Terrence Mann, American actor and dancer
1953 - Henry Percy, 11th duke of Northumberland, godchild of Elizabeth II

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Historical Events for 1st July 2017

Historical Events - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 21:03

1847 - 1st US postage stamps go on sale, 5 cent Franklin and 10 cent Washington, NYC
1862 - The Russian State Library is founded.
1903 - 20th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats E Larcombe (4-6 6-4 6-2)
1923 - 1st permanent radio network-ATandT (WEAF NY and WMAF Mass)
1956 - Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Western Golf Open
1962 - Algeria votes for independence from France
1968 - John Lennon's 1st full art exhibition (You are Here)
1980 - Steve Overt runs world record 3:48.8 mile in Oslo
1990 - Dordrecht '90 soccer team forms in Dordrecht
1993 - Russian manned space craft TM-17, launches into orbit

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Today in History for 1st July 2017

Today in History - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 21:02
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1517 - 1st burning of Protestants at stake in Netherlands
1869 - US mint at Carson City, Nevada opens
1897 - 21st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Reginald Doherty beats H Mahony (6-4 6-4 6-3)
1941 - WCBW (now WCBS) TV channel 2 in NY, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
1963 - ZIP (Zone Improvement Plan) Codes are introduced for United States mail
1977 - 84th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Virginia Wade beats B Stove (46 63 61)

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Famous Birthdays

1892 - James M Cain, novelist (Postman Always Rings Twice), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
1920 - Harold Sakata, American actor (d. 1982)
1959 - Anne Smith, tennis star, born in Dallas, Texas
1964 - Poi Burton, rocker (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen)
1971 - Darick Holmes, NFL running back (Buffalo Bills)
1982 - Romola Garai, English actress

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Famous Deaths

1774 - Henry Fox Holland, English corrupt politician, dies at 68
1950 - Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss musician (b. 1865)
1986 - Roy Poole, actor (Winds of War), dies at 62
1988 - Hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer, dies at 82
2012 - Evelyn Lear, American operatic soprano, dies at 86
2015 - Lawrence Herkimer, American "Grandfather of Cheerleading" (founded National Cheerleading Association, patented the pom-pom), dies at 89

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