Wednesday, July 31, 2019.


1396 Philips, the Good, Duke of Burgundy//Brabant/Limburg/count
1443 Albrecht III of Saxon-Meisen, duke of Saxon
1527 Maximilian II, German King/Emperor (1564-76)
1550 Jakob Handl, [Petelin], Austrian composer/bandmaster
1578 Catharina Belgica of Nassau, daughter of Willem of Orange
1597 Sebastian Stosskopf, Elzassisch painter, baptized
1617 Nicols Antonio, Spanish scholar (Censura de historias fabulosas)
1629 Johann Jakob Lowe von Eisenach, composer
1654 Jacob Hop, Dutch politician/diplomat
1704 Gabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician (paradox of Cramer)
1743 August R van Hekeren van Suideras, Dutch orangist
1748 Isaac Ouwater, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist
1767 Amelie Julia Candielle, composer
1803 John Ericsson, US, inventor (screw propeller)/shipbuilder-USS Monitor
1808 Frederick Nichols Crouch, composer
1816 George Henry Thomas, Major General (Union Army), died in 1870
1817 Philip Cook Jr, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1894
1818 Heinrich Kiepert, German cartographer/geographer
1825 Thomas Hart Taylor, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1901
1828 Franois Auguste Gevaert, Belgian composer (Le diable au moulin)
1830 Frantisek Zdenek Xavier Alois Skuhersky, composer
1834 Peter H Hugenholtz, Dutch reformer/founder (Free Parish)
1837 William Clarke Quantrill, Col (Confederate Army), died in 1865
1841 Herman Melville, American author (Moby Dick, Billy Budd).
1841 Herman Melville, American author (Moby Dick, Billy Budd).
1841 George Melville, polar explorer, naval engineer
1844 Ignazio Guidi, Italian orientalist/archaeologist
1847 Ignatio Cervantes, composer
1848 Jean Robert Planquette, France, composer (Bells of Corneville)
1854 Jos Canalejas contributes Mendez, premier of Spain (1910-12)
1875 Harry Northrup, Paris France, actor (Who's That Knocking at My Door)
1882 Grete Gulbransson, writer
1884 Karl F Goerdeler, mayor (Leipzig), "July 20th Plot"
1886 Constant Permeke, Flemish painter/statues artist (Sow)
1889 Donald Foster, PA, actor (Scaramouche)
1893 Charles Wilfred Orr, composer
1894 Roy Bargy, Mich, orch leader (Jimmy Durante Show)
1900 Elmo Roper, pollster (Roper Poll)
1900 Erich Katz, composer
1901 Jean Debuffet, French painter/sculptor (Landscape with 2 Personages)
1902 G O "Gubby" Allen, cricketer (in Sydney England non-bodyline quickie)
1904 Arthur Daley, sportswriter (NY Times-Pulitzer 1956)
1905 Trenchard Cox, museum director
1911 George Liberace, Menasha Wisc, violinist (Liberace Show)
1912 Milton Friedman, economist.
1912 Milton Friedman, economist.
1912 Bill Brown, cricketer (Australian opener of the 30's & 40's)
1912 Irv Kupcinet, Chicago Ill, TV host (Tonight! America After Dark)
1912 Milton Friedman, economist (Nobel 1976)
1913 Bryan Hextall, NHL hall of famer (NY Rangers)
1914 Jose Ignacio Domecq, wine maker
1914 Louis De Funes, Courbevoie France, actor (I Tartassati, Fantomas)
1915 Robert Steel, academic
1916 Sydney Tafler, London England, actor (Too Many Crooks)
1916 Verdun Scott, NZ cricketer/rugby player
1919 Curt Gowdy
1919 Curt Gowdy
1919 Curt Gowdy
1919 Curt Gowdy
1919 Curt Gowdy
1919 Curt Gowdy, Green River Wyo, sportscaster (ABC)
1919 Hemu Ramchandra Adhikari, cricketer (Indian righty batsman 1947-59)
1919 Norman Del Mar, composer
1919 Primo Levi, Italy, chemist/writer (Survival in Aushchwitz)
1920 Rudolf Halaczinsky, composer
1921 Whitney M Young Jr, civil rights leader, head of Urban League
1922 Lucy Killea, (assemblywoman-Calif)
1923 Ahmet Ertegun, CEO (Atlantic Records)
1927 Walter Vogt, writer
1928 Bill Frenzel, (Rep-R-MN, 1971- )
1929 Don Murray, Calif, actor (Bus Stop, Advise & Consent, Endless Love)
1929 Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist
1932 Morey Carr, rocker (Playmates)
1932 Robert W Davis, (Rep-R-MI, 1979- )
1932 Ted Cassidy, Pittsburgh PA, actor (Lurch-Addams Family)
1935 Geoffrey Lewis, Plainsfield NJ, actor (Earl-Flo, Gun Shy)
1936 Bonnie Brown, rocker (Browns)
1937 Isabelle F Daniels, Jakin Georgia, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-bronze-56)
1939 France Nuyen, Marseilles France, actress (St Elsewhere, Diamond Head)
1939 John R West, rock guitarist (Gary Lewis & Playboys-This Diamond Ring)
1939 Roger Prideaux, cricketer (England batsman in 3 Tests 1968-69)
1940 Stanley Jaffe, producer (Fatal Attraction)
1943 Carla Glasgow, LPGA golfer
1943 Lobo, [Kent Lavoie], rocker
1943 Stephanie Forrester (Bold & the Beautiful)
1943 Susan Flannery, NYC, actress (Leslie Stewart-Dallas)
1943 William Bennett, US Secretary of Education (1985-88)/drug tsar
1944 Geraldine Chaplin
1944 Geraldine Chaplin
1944 Geraldine Chaplin
1944 Geraldine Chaplin
1944 Geraldine Chaplin
1944 Geraldine Chaplin, Santa Monica Ca, actress (Dr Zhivago, 3 Musketeers)
1944 Nico, US model/pop singer (Velvet Underground, Venus in Furs)
1944 Sherry Lansing, Chicago Ill, actress (China Syndrome, Black Rain)
1945 Tomas Vackar, composer
1945 William Floyd Weld, (Gov-R-Mass)
1946 Bob Welch, rock vocalist/guitarist (Fleetwood Mac-Oh Well)
1946 Gary Lewis, Jerry's son, singer, (& The Playboys-This Diamond Ring)
1947 Dennis Greenslade, rocker
1947 Karl Greene, Manchester, rock bassist, (Herman's Hermits)
1948 Leaveil Degree, rocker (Whispers)
1950 Lane Davies, actor (Mason-Santa Barbara, Impure Thoughts)
1951 Barry Van Dyke
1951 Barry Van Dyke
1951 Barry Van Dyke
1951 Barry Van Dyke
1951 Barry Van Dyke
1951 Barry Van Dyke, Atlanta Ga, actor (Battlestar Galactica, Diag Murder)
1951 Evonne Goolagong Cawley, NSW Aust, tennis player (Wimbledon 1971)
1951 Gerald Anthony, actor (Marco Dane-General Hospital, One Life to Live)
1952 Pritawi Sudarmo, Indonesia, astronaut
1953 Hugh McDowell, chelloist (ELO-Telephone Line)
1953 Jimmy Cook, cricketer (South African opening batsman 1992)
1956 Michael Biehn, actor (Terminator, Abyss, Jade)
1957 Dirk Blocker, LA Calif, actor (Baa Baa Black Sheep, Ryan's Four)
1957 Irina Nazariva, USSR, 4 X 400m relay (Olympic-gold-1980)
1957 Victoria E Cooke, Hollywood Ca, playmate (Aug, 1980)
1958 Bill Berry
1958 Bill Berry
1958 Bill Berry
1958 Bill Berry
1958 Bill Berry
1958 Bill Berry, US pop drummer (REM-Sentimental Hygiene)
1958 Wallace Kurth, actor (Days of Our Lives, Ned/Ed-General Hospital)
1959 Mike Bielecki, Baltimore MD, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
1959 Peter Senior, Singapore, Australasia golfer
1960 Dale Hunter, Petrolia, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
1960 lva Budarova, Czechostovakia, tennis star
1961 Chris Hinton, NFL guard (Minn Vikings)
1961 Susan Sanders, LPGA golfer
1962 Wesley Snipes
1962 Wesley Snipes
1962 Wesley Snipes
1962 Wesley Snipes
1962 Wesley Snipes
1962 Kevin Greene, NFL linebacker (Pitts Steelers)
1962 Kym Malin, Dallas Tx, playmate (May, 1982)
1962 Rhonda Reilly, Indianapolis IN, LPGA golfer (1992 Oldsmobile-48th)
1962 Sandra "Sweetness" Hodge, basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)
1962 Troy Murray, Calgary, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche)
1962 Wesley Snipes, Bronx NY, actor (Passenger 57, Money Train)
1963 Brian Skrudland, Peace River, NHL center (Florida Panthers)
1963 Norman Cook, rocker (Housemartins-Happy Hour, Over There)
1965 Scott Brooks, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks)
1965 Tom Stankowski, Paris France, Nike golfer
1966 Dean Cain
1966 Dean Cain
1966 Dean Cain
1966 Dean Cain
1966 Dean Cain
1966 Dean Cain, Mt Clemens Michigan, actor (Clark-Lois & Clark)
1966 Julie Forbes, Torphins Scotland, golfer (Aberdeenshire champ 1989)
1966 Marina V A Mowatt, [Ogilvy], daughter of English princess Alexandra
1966 Tylin John, Encino CA, playmate (Mar, 1992)
1967 Elizabeth Wurtzel, NYC, actress (Prozac Nation)
1967 Rodney Harvey, actor (Salsa)
1967 Sean O'Neill, Toledo OH, US Olympic table tennis player (Olympic-92)
1967 Tony Massenburg, NBA forward (Phila 76ers)
1968 Andre Ware, CFL quarterback (Toronto Argonauts)
1968 David Bradley Stockton Jr, Redlands CA, PGA golfer (1994 Canon-3rd)
1968 Saeed Al-Saffar, cricketer (UAE batsman 1996 World Cup, later captain)
1969 Langa Sibanda, Miss Universe-Zimbabwe (1996)
1969 Loren Dean, Las Vegas NV, actor (Billy Bathgate, Say Anything)
1969 Richard Griffith, NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1969 Rudolf Martin, Germany, actor (Anton-All My Children)
1970 David Sacco, Malden MA, NHL left wing (Oly-94, Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
1970 Knut Holmann, Norway, rower (Olympics-gold-96)
1971 Gus Frerotte, NFL quarterback (Washington Redskins)
1972 Antonio Langham, NFL cornerback (Cleve Browns)
1972 Jason Gildon, NFL linebacker (Pitts Steelers)
1972 Ray McElroy, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts)
1972 Tami Stronach, Teheran Iran, actress (Neverending Story)
1973 Jerry Rivera, Puerto Rico, spanish singer
1975 Sergei Gusev, Nizhny Tagil Rus, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)


Delta Aquarid meteor shower, radiant in Aquarius.
Delta Aquarid meteor shower, radiant in Aquarius.
432 St Sixtus III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
768 [Philip] begins & ends his reign as Catholic Pope
904 Saraceens hijacker Leo van Tripoli occupies & plunders Thessalonica
1291 Egyptian Mamelukken occupies Akko, crusaders driven out of Palestine
1498 Christopher Columbus discovers island of Trinidad.
1498 Christopher Columbus discovers island of Trinidad.
1498 Christopher Columbus discovers island of Trinidad
1588 English fleet attacks Spanish armada
1588 English fleet attacks Spanish armada
1588 English fleet beats Spanish Armada
1620 Pilgrim Fathers depart (through England) to America
1653 Fronde-leaders surrender in Bordeaux
1658 Aurangzeb appoints himself Mongol emperor
1664 Pierre Corneille's "Othon," premieres in Paris
1667 Peace of Breda: 2nd English war-Suriname vs New-Netherlands ends
1718 Battle at Cape Passaro: English fleet destroys Spanish
1737 Prince Frederick of Wales escapes English court
1751 Fire in Stockholm destroys 1,000 houses
1771 Paul Potters "Great ossendrift" sold for 9050 in Amsterdam
1774 Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen
1777 Marquis de Lafayette, 19, made major-general of Continental Army
1790 1st US Patent granted (for a potash process).
1790 1st US Patent granted (for a potash process).
1790 1st US patent granted, to Samuel Hopkins for a potash process
1792 Cornerstone laid for 1st US govt building: US Mint in Phila
1794 All Jacobijnse clubs together in Haarlem
1809 1st practical US railroad track (wooden, for horse-drawn cars), Phila
1813 British invade Plattsburgh NY
1830 Charles X of France resigns by force
1849 Benjamin Chambers patents breech loading cannon
1852 Hottest July in Netherlands since at least 1783 (68.4F (20.2C) avg)
1855 Hottest July in Stockholm since at least 1756 (21.4C avg)
1861 9,300 mm rainfall in July in Cherrapunji, Assam: world record
1864 Ulysses S Grant is named General of Volunteers
1874 Patrick Francis Healy, SJ, inaugurated as pres of Georgetown U
1876 US Coast Guard officers' training school established (New Bedford MA)
1893 Henry Perky patents shredded wheat
1899 Albert Trott hits Monty Noble over the Pavilion at Lord's
1900 Boer Generals Prinsloo & Roux surrenders in Brandwater Basin
1901 Abraham Kuyper becomes premier of Netherlands
1905 Matumbi rebellion at Samanga German East Africa
1909 Bill Burns has no-hitter broken up with 2 outs in 9th
1910 Chic Cub King Cole no-hits St Louis, 4-0 in a 7 inning game
1910 Clement van Maasdijk gives flying demonstration
1911 Hungarian education is only taught in German
1912 RBC soccer team forms in Roosendaal
1912 US govt prohibits movies & photos of prize fights (censorship)
1914 German Emperor Wilhelm II threatens war, orders Russia to demobilize
1914 Oil discovered in Lake of Maracaibo
1917 3rd battle of Ypres begins
1919 Germany accepts Weimar Constitution
1922 18-year-old Ralph Samuelson rides world's 1st water skis (Minn)
1922 Italy's general strike against fascist violence
1923 Belgian Chamber discusses bilinguality at Ghent University
1925 Last allied occupying troops leave Ruhrgebied
1925 Unemployment Insurance Act passed in England
1929 Aristide Briand becomes premier of France
1930 Lou Gehrig grand slams as Yanks beat Red Sox 14-13
1932 27th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (3-2)
1932 Cleveland Municipal Stadium opens-Phila A's beat Indians 1-0
1932 George Washington quarter goes into circulation
1932 German Election (NSDAP gets 37.3%)
1934 29th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats USA in Wimbledon (4-1)
1934 St Louis Cards defeat Cin Reds 8-6 in 18 innings, pitchers Dizzy Dean & Tony Freitos go the distant
1935 3rd Dutch govt of Colijn sworn in
1936 Tokyo Japan is awarded the 1940 Olympics (later cancelled)
1937 Politburo enables Operative Order 00447: execute 193,000 Russians
1938 NY Yanks suspend Jake Powell, after he said on Chicago radio he'd "hit every colored person in Chicago over head with a club"
1940 38 U boats sinks this month (196,000 ton)
1940 Riech's commissar Seyss-Inquart bans homosexuals
1941 U boats sink 21 allied ships this month: 94,000 ton
1942 German SS gases 1,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia
1942 U boats sank 96 allied ships this month: 476,000 ton
1943 Transport nr 58 departs with French Jews to nazi Germany
1944 Last deportation train out Mechelen departs to Auschwitz
1944 Transport nr 77 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1944 US troops occupy Sansapor New-Guinea
1948 President Truman dedicates Idlewild Field (Kennedy Airport), NY
1948 President Truman dedicates Idlewild Field (Kennedy Airport), NY
1948 "Brigadoon" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 581 performances
1948 Pres Truman dedicates Idlewild Field (Kennedy Airport), NY
1949 Lightning strikes a baseball field in Fla, kills SS & 3rd baseman
1953 Dept of Health, Education & Welfare created
1954 Mil Braves' Joe Adcock sets record of 18 total bases (4 hrs, 1 double)
1955 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Battle Creek Golf Open
1955 KRNT (now KCCI) TV channel 8 in Des Moines, IA (CBS) 1st broadcast
1955 WHIS (now WVVA) TV channel 6 in Bluefield, WV (NBC) 1st broadcast
1956 Laker takes 10-53 in Australia's 2nd innings, 19-90 for match
1958 Anti-Chinese uprising in Tibet
1959 1st exhibit of bongos at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo opens
1960 Elijah Muhammad, leader of Nation of Islam, calls for a black state
1960 KSOO (now KSFY) TV channel 13 in Sioux Falls, SD (NBC) 1st broadcast
1960 Patty Berg wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
1961 31st All Star Baseball Game: 1-1 tie ends by rain at Fenway, Boston
1961 Israel welcomes its 1,000,000th immigrant
1962 Federation of Malaysia forms
1962 Statham is Test crickets' leading wkt-taker (229), beating Lindwall
1963 Arturo Illia elected president of Argentina
1963 Cleve ties record of 4 consecutive HRS (Held, Ramos, Francona, Brown)
1963 Indians' Woodie Held, Pedro Ramos, Tito Francona, & Larry Brown hit consecutive home runs in one inning (vs California Angels)
1964 Ranger 7 transmits the 1st lunar close-up photos before impact
1964 Ranger 7 transmits the 1st lunar close-up photos before impact
1964 Al Parker glides 644 miles without any motor
1964 George Lascelles marries Patricia Tuckwell
1964 Rolling Stone concert in Ireland halts after 12 minutes due to riot
1964 US Ranger 7 takes 4,316 pictures before crashing on Moon
1965 Cigarette Ads banned on British TV
1966 Alabamans burn Beatle products due to John Lennon's anti-Jesus remark
1966 Charles Whitman wounds 46 & kills 5 at University of Texas
1967 Rolling Stone Mick Jagger & Keith Richards end 1 month jail sentence
1968 Beatles close Apple Boutique, giving clothes away for free
1969 KWIH TV channel 44 in Winona, MN (IND) begins broadcasting
1969 Mariner 6 flies past Mars
1969 National Guard mobilizes in racial disturbances in Baton Rouge, La
1970 Chet Huntley retires from NBC, ending 'Huntley-Brinkley Report' (No more "Goodnight, David", "Goodnight, Chet")
1970 Chet Huntley retires from NBC, ending 'Huntley-Brinkley Report' (No more "Goodnight, David", "Goodnight, Chet")
1970 37th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Kansas City 24, All Stars 3 (69,940)
1970 Chet Huntley retires from NBC, ends "Huntley-Brinkley Report"
1971 Apollo 15 astronauts take 6 hour electric car ride on Moon
1971 Deventer Soccer team Go Ahead Eagles forms
1972 Dick Allen is 7th to hit 2 inside-the-park homers in a game
1972 Thomas Eagleton withdraws as Democratic VP candidate
1973 ABA Virginia Squires trade Julius Erving to NY Nets
1973 Delta Airlines DC-9 crashes in fog at Logan Airport, Boston, killing all but one of 89 aboard. Lone survivor dies 6 months later
1973 Frank Hayes scores 106 on Test Cricket debut v WI as England lose
1976 Seychelles Independence (Independence day)
1976 Waldemar Cierpinski runs Olympic marathon (2:09:55.0)
1977 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Pocono Northeast Golf Classic
1977 E Henry Knoche, ends term as deputy director of CIA
1977 John F Blake promoted from acting to deputy director of CIA
1978 Gunman shoots his way into Iraqi Embassy in Paris
1978 NY Yanks now 7 out of 1st, picked up 7 games in previous 2 weeks
1978 Pete Rose ties NL record hitting streak at 44
1979 "But Never Jam Today" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 7 performances
1980 John Phillips of Mamas & Papas is arrested on drug charges
1980 Rangers snap Orioles pitcher Steve Stone's 14-game winning streak
1980 Soyuz 37 crew returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 36
1980 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1981 42 day old, 2nd major league baseball strike ends
1981 Arnette Hubbard installed as 1st woman president of Natl Bar Assn
1982 46 kids & 7 adults die as 2 buses & several cars collide in France
1982 Car/bus collision near Beaune, France, 53 die
1982 Finland, Italy, Germany, Austria & France form American European Football Federation (AEFF)
1982 USSR performs nuclear Test
1983 38th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jan Stephenson
1983 B Robinson, J Marichal, G Kell, & W Alston inducted into Hall of Fame
1983 Dutch July avg temp is 20.1C; warmest July since 1852
1984 Leeza Gibbon's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight
1984 US men's gymnastics team won team gold medal at LA Summer Olympics
1984 Venz commandos terminate hijacking of an aircraft, 2 killed
1987 "Living Daylights" premieres in US
1987 Battle between Iranian pilgrims & Saudi-Arabian troops, 402 killed
1987 Eddie Murray hits his 300th HR
1987 Guns & Roses song "Appetite for Destruction" is released
1987 Oriole Eddie Murray hits his 299th & 300th career home runs
1987 Rockwell International awarded contract to build a 5th shuttle
1988 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open
1988 Jose Canseco is 1st to hit 30 HRs in 1st 3 years
1988 Last Playboy club closes (Lansing Michigan)
1988 Miami Dolphins beat SF 49ers 27-21 in London
1988 Willie Stargell became 200th man inducted in Baseball's Hall of Fame
1989 Twins trade AL Cy Young Award winner Frank Viola to Mets
1990 Bosnia-Hercegovina declares independence
1990 Nolan Ryan becomes 20th major league pitcher to win 300 games
1991 Russia & US sign long range nuclear weapons reduction pact
1991 Senate votes to allow women to fly combat aircraft
1992 Jeff Rouse swims world record/OR 100m backstroke (53.86 sec)
1992 Kieren John Perkins swims world record/OR 1500m free style (14:43.4)
1992 Tams Darnyi swims world record/Olympics 200m backstroke (1:59.36)
1992 Thai Airbus crashes into mountain at Kathmandu, 113 die
1992 Yang Wenyi swims world record/OR 50m freestyle (24.79 sec)
1993 A's trade Rickey Henderson to Blue Jays
1993 Allman Bros guitarist Dickey Betts arrested for shoving 2 cops
1993 Inkatha-arm forces killed 49 ANC-followers in Johannesburg
1993 Prince Ronald "Ronnie" Mutebi crowned king of Uganda
1994 102.7F (39.3C) in Pleschen, East-Germany
1994 28th Curtis Cup: Draw, 9-9
1994 Arcen Limburg averages 71.6F (22.0C) in July: record
1994 Helen Alfredss wins LPGA Ping Welch's Golf Championship
1994 Neth averages 21.4C; their warmest July since 1783
1994 Phil Rizzuto (Yanks) & Steve Carlton (Phils) enter the Hall of Fame
1994 Sergei Bubka ploe vaults his 35th world record (6.14 m)
1994 Stockholms avgs 21.5C; their warmest July since 1855
1994 UN votes 12-0 (2 abstentions) to authorize use of force against Haiti
1997 A's trade Mark McGwire to St Louis Cards

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