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Wednesday, July 4, 2018.



Birthdays


1546 Murad III, sultan of Turkey (1574-95)
1610 Cornelis Evertsen, the Elder, Dutch/Swiss vice-admiral
1610 Paul Scarron, French playwright (Virgile Travesti)
1669 Alexander von Papenhoven, Flemish religious sculptor
1694 Louis-Claude Daquin, [d'Acquin], French organist/composer (La Rose)
1715 Christian F Gellert, Saxony, poet/novelist (Fables & Tales)
1731 Ant¢nio Dinis da Cruz e Silva, Portuguese poet (O Falso Hero¡smo)
1753 Jean-Pierre-Francois Blanchard, 1st balloon flights.
1753 Jean-Pierre-Francois Blanchard, 1st balloon flights.
1753 Jean-Pierre-Fran‡ois Blanchard, 1st balloon flights in England, US
1762 Marco Santucci, composer
1769 Louis-Luc Loiseau de Persuis, composer
1793 Franz Xaver Pechacek, composer
1799 F J Oscar I, King of Sweden/Norway (1844-59)
1804 Nathaniel Hawthorne, American author (The Scarlet Letter)
1804 Nathaniel Hawthorne, American author (The Scarlet Letter)
1804 D‚sir‚ de Haerne, Belgian priest/Congressional leader
1804 Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mass, author (House of 7 Gables, Scarlet Letter)
1807 Giuseppe Garibaldi, unifier of Italy.
1807 Giuseppe Garibaldi, unifier of Italy.
1807 Giuseppe Garibaldi, freedom fighter (Risorgimento)/unified Italy
1810 Phineas T Barnum, circus magnate
1819 Reuben Eaton Fenton, Governor (Union), died in 1885
1826 Stephen Foster, American composer, "Oh, Susanna"
1826 Stephen Foster, American composer, "Oh, Susanna"
1826 Green Clay Smith, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1895
1826 Stephen Foster, Lawrencevil, Pa, composer (Oh! Susanna, Swanee River)
1828 James Johnston Pettigrew, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1828 Theodor W Ahlwardt, German orientalist
1829 Hermann Kotzchmar, composer
1840 James McGranahan, composer
1841 Edward Gailliard, Flemish linguist/archaeologicalist
1841 Marie von Wied, Princess of Orange Nassau
1842 Gustav Ratzenhofer, Austria, sociologist/judge/fieldmarshal
1842 Gyula Erkel, composer
1845 Thomas John Barnardo, English social worker
1847 James Anthony Bailey, Detroit, circus impresario (Barnum & Bailey)
1850 Ole Olsen, composer
1854 Heinrich Zollner, composer
1867 Stephen Mather, organizer of the US National Park Service.
1867 Stephen Mather, organizer of the US National Park Service.
1867 Stephen Mather, organized US National Park Service
1869 Karl Seitz, president of Austria
1870 Pieter van der Lijn, Dutch geologist (Dutch boulders)
1872 Calvin Coolidge, 30th President (1923-1929)
1872 Calvin Coolidge, 30th President (1923-1929)
1872 Calvin Coolidge, [Silent Cal], Plymouth Vt, (R) 30th pres (1923-29)
1875 Giovanni & Giacomo Tocci, Italy, siamese twins
1876 William Farnum, Boston MA, actor (Spoilers, Man who Fights Alone)
1878 George M. Cohan, American songwriter, playwright, producer.
1878 George M. Cohan, American songwriter, playwright, producer.
1880 George Mullin, pitcher (Detroit Tigers-no-hitter on 7/4/1912)
1880 Pat Rooney, vaudevillian/actor (Night Club)
1882 Cornelis van der Lugt Melsert, Dutch actor/dir (Willem van Oranje)
1883 Rube Goldberg, made the easy outrageously difficult.
1883 Rube Goldberg, made the easy outrageously difficult.
1883 Alan Brooke, English general [or Jul 23]
1883 Maximilian Oseyevich Shteynberg, composer
1883 Rube Goldberg, cartoonist (who made the easy outrageously difficult)
1884 Alexander Byvanck, Dutch art historian/archaeologist
1885 Louis B Mayer, Minsk Russia, motion-picture executive (MGM)
1886 Heinrich Kaminski, composer
1888 Henry Armetta, Italian/US actor (Bell for Adano, Big Store)
1894 Henry Carlson, basketball coach (originated figure 8 play)
1895 Irving Caesar, songwriter
1895 Massimo Campigli, Italian painter/illustrator
1895 Walderman Marx, cricketer (S Af, 240 on FC debut (then world record))
1896 Adolf Hallis, composer
1898 Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt)
1898 Johnny Lee, Missouri, actor (Calhoun-Amos 'n' Andy)
1899 Benjamin P‚ret, French writer/poet (La r‚volution surr‚aliste)
1900 Louis Armstrong, "Satchmo"
1900 Louis Armstrong, "Satchmo"
1900 Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, New Orleans LA, jazz musician (Hello Dolly)
1902 George Murphy
1902 George Murphy
1902 George Murphy
1902 George Murphy
1902 George Murphy
1902 George Murphy, New Haven Ct, (Sen-R-Calif)/actor/dancer (MGM Parade)
1902 Meyer Lansky, mobster (Started numbers)
1902 Vince Barnett, Pittsburgh, actor (Star is Born, Human Jungle)
1903 Flor Peeters, Antwerp Belgium, organist/composer (Lied Symphony)
1904 Angela Baddeley, London England, actress (Ghost Train, Tom Jones)
1904 Artur Malawski, composer
1904 Seger Pillot Ellis, pianist/vocalist
1905 Dante Fiorillo, composer
1905 Lionel Trilling, author (1969 Poses Award, Liberal Imagination)
1907 Elliott Sullivan, San Antonio TX, actor (Sergeant)
1908 Aurelio Peccei, Italian businessman/chairman (Club of Rome)
1909 Alec Templeton, Cardiff Wales, pianist/composer (Concertino Lirico)
1909 Lynette Roberts, poet
1909 Madeleine Barot, resistance heroine
1910 Gloria Stuart
1910 Gloria Stuart
1910 Gloria Stuart
1910 Gloria Stuart
1910 Gloria Stuart
1910 Francis D Foley, US lt adm (WW II, Guadalcanal)
1910 Gloria Stuart, actress (Rose-Titanic)/founder (Screen Actors Guild)
1910 William T "Champion Jack" Dupree, US boxer/slaughterhouse pianist
1911 Mitch Miller
1911 Mitch Miller
1911 Mitch Miller
1911 Mitch Miller
1911 Mitch Miller
1911 Mitch Miller, Rochester NY, sing along with Mitch (Yellow Rose of Tx)
1912 Virginia Graham, Chicago Ill, TV personality (Girl Talk, Where Was I)
1914 Giuseppe 'Nuccio' Bertone, car designer
1915 Christine Lavant, writer
1915 Jimmie Rogers, Detroit Mich, singer (Sugar Hill Time)
1916 Tokyo Rose, [Iva Toguri D'Aquino], propagandist (WW II)
1918 Abigail Van Buren
1918 Ann Landers
1918 Abigail Van Buren
1918 Ann Landers
1918 Abigail Van Buren
1918 Ann Landers
1918 Abigail Van Buren
1918 Ann Landers
1918 Abigail Van Buren
1918 Ann Landers
1918 Abigail Van Buren, [Mrs Morton Phillips], Sioux City Iowa, columnist
1918 Alec Bedser, cricketer (mighty post-war England medium-pacer)
1918 Ann Landers, Sioux City Iowa, twin sister/advice columnist
1918 Buster Davis, Johnstown Pa, choral director (Garry Moore Show)
1918 Eric Bedser, cricketer (bro of Alec, Surrey bowler but not England)
1918 Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, King of Tonga (1965- )
1920 Leona Helmsley, (wife of Harry), real estate billionaire/tax cheat
1921 Gerard Debreu, France, economist (Nobel 1983)
1921 Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist/orchestra leader (Ripley's Game)
1922 Ghulam Ahmed, cricketer (off-spinner in 22 Tests for India in 1950's)
1924 Eva Marie Saint
1924 Eva Marie Saint
1924 Eva Marie Saint
1924 Eva Marie Saint
1924 Eva Marie Saint
1924 Eva Marie Saint, Newark NJ, actress (On the Waterfront)
1926 Mary Stuart, Miami Fla, actress (Jo-Search for Tomorrow)
1927 Gina Lollobrigida
1927 Neil Simon
1927 Gina Lollobrigida
1927 Neil Simon
1927 Gina Lollobrigida
1927 Neil Simon
1927 Gina Lollobrigida
1927 Neil Simon
1927 Gina Lollobrigida
1927 Neil Simon
1927 Gina Lollobrigida, Subiaco Italy, actress (Trapeze, Falcon Crest)
1927 Neil Simon, Bronx, playwright (Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, Biloxi Blues)
1928 Cathy Berberian, Armenia, US singer
1928 Lloyd Lambert, bassist
1928 Patrick Tilley, UK, sci-fi author (1st Family, Blood River)
1928 Paul de Wispelaere, Flemish writer/essayist/critic
1928 Stephen Boyd, [William Millar], Ire, actor (Fantastic Voyage, Ben-Hur)
1928 Sylvius G M "Boy" Rozendal, premier (Netherland's Antilles)
1929 Al Davis, Brocton Mass, NFL team owner (LA Raiders)
1929 Bill Tuttle, baseball player
1929 Chuck Tanner, baseball player
1930 George Steinbrenner
1930 George Steinbrenner
1930 George Steinbrenner
1930 George Steinbrenner
1930 George Steinbrenner
1930 George Steinbrenner, owner (NY Yankees)/ship builder/horse owner
1931 Peter Richardson, cricketer (England batsman mid-50's)
1934 Colin Welland, Liverpool England, actor (Straw Dogs, Sweeney)
1935 Paul Scoon, governor-general of Grenada (1978-92)
1937 Hector Palma, horse trainer
1938 Bill Withers, Slab Fork WV, rhythm & blues singer (Lean on Me)
1938 Cyril Mitchley, cricket wicket-keeper (Transvaal, later Test umpire)
1939 Ed Bernard, Phila, actor (Joe-Police Woman, Jim-White Shadow)
1940 Joost P van Iersel, Dutch MP (CDA)
1940 Walter Greenman, horse trainer
1942 Hal Lanier, baseball player
1942 Michael G C F, English prince of Kent
1943 Geraldo Rivera
1943 Geraldo Rivera
1943 Geraldo Rivera
1943 Geraldo Rivera
1943 Geraldo Rivera
1943 Al "Blind Owl" Wilson, rock guitarist/vocalist (Canned Heat)
1943 Dave Rowberry, rocker (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
1943 Emerson Boozer, NFL running back (NY Jet)/sportscaster
1946 Michael Milken, LA Calif, partner (Intl Capital Access Group)
1946 Ron Kovic, disabled vietnam vet (Born on 4th of July)
1946 Tish Howard, playmate (July, 1966)
1947 Morganna Roberts, Louisville Ky, (Baseball's kissing bandit)
1948 Ed Armbrister, baseball player
1948 Jeremy Spencer, rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac-Oh Well)
1948 Ren‚ Arnoux, France, formula-1 racer (6th place-1980)
1949 Joyce Brothers, psychologist/author/columnist
1950 David Jensen, rock British DJ
1951 Ralph Johnson, rock drummer (Earth Wind & Fire-Shining Star)
1954 Jim Beattie, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
1955 John Waite, vocalist (Babies/Bad English-Forget Me Not, Missing You)
1958 Kirk Pengilly, Sydney Australia, rocker (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt)
1959 Bill McCorvey, Montgomery Ala, singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake)
1959 Victoria Abril, [Victoria Rojas], Madrid Spain, actress (Libertarias)
1961 Connie Paraskevin-Young, Detroit, sprint cyclist (Olymp-br-88, 92, 96)
1961 Richard Allen Garriott, Austin TX, computer game designer (Origin)
1962 Pam Shriver, Balt MD, tennis star (1991 US Open doubles/Oly-gold-88)
1962 Roland Ratzenberger, driver
1963 Henri Leconte, France, tennis player (French finalist 1988)
1963 Jose Oquendo, baseball player
1964 Kevin Sutherland, Sacramento CA, Nike golfer (1992 Hawkeye Open-2nd)
1964 Mark Allen Slaughter, Las Vegas, guitarist (Slaughter-Stick it Live)
1965 Eva Dahllof, Ornskoldsvik Sweden, golfer (1995 McCall's Classic-18th)
1965 Harvey Grant, NBA forward (Trail Blazers, Orlando Magic, Wizards)
1965 John Frawley, Australia, tennis star
1965 Shelley Oates, Sydney NSW Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)
1965 Suzanne Peta Strudwick, Knutsford England, golfer (1995 Brit Open-7th)
1966 Adrian Caldwell, NBA forward/center (Indiana Pacers)
1967 Rick Wilkins, baseball player
1967 Vinny Castilla, Oaxaca Mexico, infielder (Colorado Rockies)
1968 Derek Loville, NFL running back (SF 49ers)
1968 Loville Derek, NFL running back (Denver Broncos, Superbowl 32)
1968 Mark Lenzi, Huntsville Ala, diver (Olympics-bronze-96)
1969 David Wittman Buffalo, NY, 1.5k runner
1969 Tim Jackson, Australian 100m/200m (Olympics-96)
1970 Andrei Cherkasov, USSR, tennis star
1970 Louise Van Voorhis, Rochester NY, 470 yachter (Olympics-4th-1992, 96)
1971 Steve Rucchin, Thunder Bay, NHL center (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
1972 Steve Giles, St Stephens New Brunswick, canoeist (Olympics-6-92, 96)
1973 Justin Ring, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1974 Kellee Nicole Kattleman, Miss Wyoming USA (1996)
1975 Reinhard Davis, hockey goaltender (Team Austria 1998)
1978 Tatyana Jecmenica, Novi Sad Yugo, tennis star (1995 Futures-Novi Sad)

Events


United States Independence Day
United States Independence Day
1054 Brightest known supernova starts shining, for 23 days.
1054 Brightest known supernova starts shining, for 23 days.
1054 Brightest known super-nova (Crab Nebula) starts shining (23 days)
1057 Crab Nebula supernova recorded by Chinese & Japanese astronomers.
1057 Crab Nebula supernova recorded by Chinese & Japanese astronomers.
1187 Battle of Hittin (Tiberias): Saladin defeats Reinoud of Chƒtillon
1301 Battle at Breukelen: Holland vs Lichtenberg
1415 Angelo Correr becomes Pope Gregory XII
1453 41 Jewish martyrs burned at stake at Breslau
1610 Battle at Klushino: King Sigismund II beats Russian & Sweden
1636 City of Providence, Rhode Island form
1652 Prince of Cond‚ starts blood bath in Paris
1653 British Barebones Parliament goes into session
1672 States of Holland declares "Eternal Edict" void
1693 Battle at Boussu-lez-Walcourt: French-English vs Dutch army
1708 Swedish King Karel XII beats Russians
1754 George Washington gives Ft Necessity to France
1776 Future U.S. issues the Declaration of Independence from Britain
1776 Future U.S. issues the Declaration of Independence from Britain
1776 Declaration of Independence-US gains independence from Britain
1779 French fleet occupies Grenada
1789 1st US tariff act
1796 1st Independence Day celebration is held
1802 US Military Academy officially opens at West Point, NY
1802 US Military Academy officially opens at West Point, NY
1802 US Military Academy officially opens (West Point, NY)
1810 French troops occupy Amsterdam
1817 Construction on Erie Canal begins
1819 William Herschel makes last telescopic observation of 1819 comet
1827 Slavery abolished in NY
1828 first US passenger railroad started, The Baltimore & Ohio
1828 first US passenger railroad started, The Baltimore & Ohio
1828 Construction begins on B & O (Baltimore-Ohio) 1st US passenger RR
1829 Cornerstone laid for 1st US mint (Chestnut & Juniper St, Phila)
1831 "America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)" is 1st sung in Boston
1832 "America" 1st sung publicly
1836 Wisconsin Territory forms
1845 Thoreau moves into his shack on Walden Pond.
1845 Thoreau moves into his shack on Walden Pond.
1845 Henry David Thoreau moves into his shack on Walden Pond
1845 Texas Congress votes for annexation to US
1861 In a special session of 27th Congress Lincoln requests 400,000 troops
1861 Skirmish at Harper's Ferry, WV
1862 Lewis Carroll begins inventing "Alice in Wonderland" for his friend Alice Pleasance Liddell during a boating trip.
1862 Lewis Carroll begins inventing "Alice in Wonderland" for his friend Alice Pleasance Liddell during a boating trip.
1862 Battle at Green River Ky (Morgan's Ohio Raid)
1862 Lewis Carroll creates Alice in Wonderland for Alice P Liddell
1862 Battle of Port Royal, SC (Port Royal Ferry)
1862 R Morgan's: Tomkinsville, KY to Somerset, KY [->JUL 28]
1863 Boise, Idaho founded (now capital of Idaho)
1863 Failed Confederate assault on Helena Arkansas (640 casualties)
1863 General Lee's army withdraws from Gettysburg
1863 Skirmish at Smithburg, TN
1863 Vicksburg, Mississippi surrenders to Union forces
1864 -9] Battle at Chattahoochee River, Georgia
1865 1st edition of "Alice in Wonderland" is published
1866 Firecracker thrown in wood starts fire destroying « of Portland, Me
1868 Battle at Ueno: last Tokugawa armies defeated
1873 Aquarium opens in Woodward Gardens
1874 Social Democratic Workmen's Party of North America formed
1875 White Democrats kill several blacks in terrorist attacks in Vicksburg
1876 1st public exhibition of electric light in San Francisco.
1876 1st public exhibition of electric light in San Francisco.
1876 1st public exhibition of electric light in SF
1876 Batholdi visits Bedloe Island, future home of his Statue of Liberty
1879 Africaner Union forms by Rev SJ du Toit at Cape colony
1879 Battle at Rorkes Drift: Britain ends attack on Zulus
1881 Booker T Washington establishes Tuskegee Institute (Alabama)
1882 Telegraph Hill Observatory opens.
1882 Telegraph Hill Observatory opens.
1882 Telegraph Hill Observatory opens in SF
1883 Buffalo Bill Cody presents 1st wild west show, North Platte, Nebr
1884 Statue of Liberty is presented to the United States, in Paris.
1884 Statue of Liberty is presented to the United States, in Paris.
1884 1st US bullfight held (Dodge City Ks)
1884 Statue of Liberty presented to US in Paris
1886 1st scheduled transcontinental passenger train reaches Pt Moody, BC
1888 1st organized rodeo competition held, Prescott, Ariz
1889 Washington state constitutional convention holds 1st meeting
1892 James Keir Hardie chosen 1st socialist in British Lower house
1894 Republic of Hawaii established.
1894 Elwood Haynes successfully tests one of the first US autos
1894 Republic of Hawaii established.
1894 Elwood Haynes successfully tests one of the first US autos
1894 Elwood Haynes successfully tests one of 1st US autos at 6 MPH
1894 Republic of Hawaii proclaimed, Sanford B Dole as president
1895 Katherine Lee Bates publishes "America the Beautiful"
1898 French liner "La Bourgogne" collides with bark Cromartyshire, 560 die
1898 US flag hoisted over Wake Island (Spanish-American War)
1903 Pacific Cable (San Francisco, Hawaii, Guam, Phillipines) opens. President Roosevelt sends a message to the Phillipines, then a message around the world in 12 minutes.
1903 Pacific Cable (San Francisco, Hawaii, Guam, Phillipines) opens. President Roosevelt sends a message to the Phillipines, then a message around the world in 12 minutes.
1903 Pacific Cable (SF, Hawaii, Guam, Phil) opens, Pres TR sends message
1905 Phila A's beat Boston Red Sox 4-2 in 20 inning game
1906 Gr Brit, France & Italy grant Independence to Ethiopia
1907 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1908 NY Giant George "Hooks" Witse no-hits Phila Phillies, 1-0 in 10 inn
1910 Jack Johnson KOs James J Jeffries in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1911 105øF (41øC) at Vernon, Vermont (state record)
1911 106øF (41øC) at Nashua, New Hampshire (state record)
1911 Ty Cobb goes 0 for 4 & ends a 40 game hit streak
1911 White Sox Ed Walsh stops Ty Cobb's 40-game hitting streak
1912 Detroit Tiger George Mullen no-hits St Louis Browns, 7-0
1912 Jack Johnson TKOs Jim Flynn in 9 for heavyweight boxing title
1913 37th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: A F Wilding beats McLoughlin (86 63 10-8)
1914 1st US motorcycle race (300 miles, Dodge City Ks)
1918 Altar dedicated at full-scale replica of Stonehenge at Maryhill, Wa
1919 ADGB (Allgemeine Deutsche Gewerkschaftsbund) party forms
1919 Cincinnati Reds are 10« games back in NL, & win World Series
1919 Jack Dempsey KOs Jess Willard in Cuba for heavyweight championship
1923 Jack Dempsey beats Tommy Gibbon in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1925 44 die when Dreyfus Hotel in Boston collapses
1925 45th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rene Lacoste beats J Borotra (63 63 46 86)
1925 Yanks Lefty Grove beats A's Herb Pennock 1-0 in 15 innings
1926 Baronie soccer team forms in Breda Neth
1926 NSDAP-party forms in Weimar
1927 Ir Sukarno forms PNI (Perserikatan Nasional Indonesia) in Batavia
1929 AM radio station WOWO, Indiana's transmitter burns down
1930 43rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Elizabeth Ryan (62 62)
1931 1st fireworks are held at Cleveland Stadium
1931 1st trailside museum opens in Cleveland Metroparks
1932 Bradman scores 260, a North American record, v Western Ontario
1933 Work begins on the Oakland Bay Bridge.
1933 Work begins on the Oakland Bay Bridge.
1933 Work begins on Oakland Bay Bridge
1934 Jordanians revolt in Amsterdam after reduction in employment
1936 49th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Hull Jacobs beats H Sperling (62 46 75)
1936 League of Nations starts sanctions against Italy
1938 1st game at Shribe Park, Phila; Braves beat Phillies 10-5
1938 France-Turkish friendship treaty
1939 Red Sox Jim Tabor hits 2 grand slams in 1 game
1939 Yankees retire 1st uniform (Lou Gehrig #4), 1st Old Timers Day
1940 British destroys French battle fleet at Oran, Algeria, 1267 die
1940 German occupiers forbids anti-nazis speeches
1941 Latvia partisans shoot 416 Jews dead
1941 Politburo of Yugoslav communist party reorganizes
1941 Howard Florey & Norman Heatley meet for 1st time, 11 days later they successfully recreate penicillin
1942 1st American bombing mission over enemy-occupied Europe (WW II)
1942 US air offensive against nazi-Germany begins
1944 1,100 US guns fire 4th of July salute at German lines in Normandy
1944 1st Japanese kamikaze attack, US fleet near Iwo Jima
1944 Allied assault on Carpiquet airport at Caen
1944 Gestapo arrests German Social Democrat Julius Leber
1946 Philippines gains independence from US
1946 Philippines gains independence from US
1946 Anti Jewish riots in Kielce Poland, 42 die
1946 Philippines gains independence from US
1947 61st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Jack Kramer beats Tom P Brown (61 63 62)
1950 Braves Sid Gordon ties season grand slam record with 4
1950 Truman signs public law 600 (Puerto Ricans write own constitution)
1952 66th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Frank Sedgman beats J Drobny (46 62 63 62)
1952 Canadain Currency, Mint & Exchange Fund Act allows gold coins of $5, $10, and $20 to be minted
1953 60th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats D Hart (86 75)
1953 Imre Nagy succeeds Matyas R kosi as premier of Hungary
1954 WMSL (WYUR, now WAFF) TV channel 48 in Huntsville, AL (ABC) begins
1954 West Germany beats Hungary 3-2 for soccer's 5th World Cup in Bern
1956 Independence National Historical Park forms in Philadelphia
1956 US most intense rain fall (1.23" in 1 minute) at Unionville Maryland
1957 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts temporary tax increase
1958 72nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: A Cooper beats N Fraser (36 63 64 13-11)
1959 66th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Maria Fraser beats Darlene Hard (64 63)
1959 America's new 49-star flag honoring Alaska statehood unfurled
1959 Cayman Islands separated from Jamaica, made a crown colony
1960 6th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright
1960 America's new 50-star flag honoring Hawaiian statehood unfurled
1960 Mickey Mantle is 18th to hit 300 HRs
1962 Island Records begins
1962 KIKU (now KHNL) TV channel 13 in Honolulu, HI (IND) 1st broadcast
1964 71st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Maria Fraser beats M Court (64 79 63)
1964 Beachboy's "I Get Around" reaches #1
1965 Mariner 4 flies past Mars, sends first close-up photos.
1965 Mariner 4 flies past Mars, sends first close-up photos.
1965 20th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Carol Mann
1966 Beatles attacked in Philippines after insulting Imelda Marcos
1966 LBJ signs Freedom of Information Act
1967 Freedom of Information Act goes into effect
1967 Freedom of Information Act goes into effect
1967 Opening ceremony of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center
1967 Phillies Clay Dairymple ties NL record of 6 walks in doubleheader
1968 Arthur Kopit's "Indians," premieres in London
1968 Radio astronomy satellite Explorer 38 launched (í 450 m)
1969 "Give Peace a Chance" by Plastic Ono Band is released in UK
1969 140,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival featuring Led Zep & Janis Joplin
1969 76th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Ann Jones beats Billie J King (36 63 62)
1969 Italian Rumor govt resigns
1969 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1970 100 injured in race rioting in Asbury Park NJ
1970 84th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Newcombe beats K Rosewall (57 63 62 36 61)
1970 Casey Kasem's "American Top 40" debuts on LA radio
1970 Chartered Dan-Air Comet crashes into mountains north of Barcelona, Spain killing 112 vacationing Britons
1971 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1973 Alan Ayckbourne's "Absurd Person Singular," premieres in London
1973 CARICOM - Caribbean Community & Common Market, forms
1973 In audience with Italian cyclists, Pope Paul VI praises athletes who "offer the magnificent show of a healthy, strong, generous youth"
1974 Mike Marshall goes 9-0 with 3 saves in 20 appearances in 30 days
1975 82nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Goolagong (60 61)
1975 Bundy victim (?) Nancy Baird disappears from Layton, Utah
1975 Fictional wedding date of Coneheads
1976 Raid on Entebbe - Israel rescues 229 Air France passengers
1976 Raid on Entebbe - Israel rescues 229 Air France passengers
1976 Opening ceremony of the Dai Bosatsu monastery Catskill Mt NY
1976 Raid on Entebbe-Israel rescues 229 Air France passengers
1976 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Bloomington Golf Classic Bicentennial
1977 Cubs use fielder Larry Bittner as a pitcher
1977 Nigel Harrison replaces Gary Valentine as bassist of Blondie
1977 Red Sox wallop a major league-record 8 HRs beating Toronto 9-6
1978 Memphis fire fighters halt 3-day strike under a court order
1979 Algerian ex-president Ben Bella freed
1980 Nolan Ryan is 4th to strikeout 3,000
1981 95th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: John McEnroe beats B B”rg (46 76 76 64)
1981 Clive Rice 105* out of 143 all out, Notts v Hants at Bournemouth
1982 10th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Sandra Haynie
1982 4th Space Shuttle Mission-Columbia 4 lands at Edwards AFB
1982 96th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: J Connors beats J McEnroe (36 63 67 76 64)
1982 Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado elected president of Mexico
1982 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1982 Yankees bat out of order against Indians in 1st inning
1983 NY Yankee Dave Righetti no-hits the Red Sox
1984 Funeral for S Nakagawa & burial half his ashes next to N Senzaki
1984 Kallicharran gets 206 & 6-32 in a NatWest Trophy game
1984 NY Yankee Phil Niekro is 9th to strikeout 3,000
1984 Yuri Sedykh of USSR throws hammer a record 86.33 m
1985 Tinker Bell's nightly flight begins
1987 94th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats Steffi Graf (75 63)
1987 Discovery moves to Launch Pad 39B for STS-26 mission
1987 Imran Khan takes 300th Test Cricket wicket, only Pakistani to do so
1987 Nazi Klaus Barbie, "Butcher of Lyon" sentenced to life in France
1988 102nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Becker (46 76 64 62)
1988 KC releases pitcher Dan Quisenberry, whose 238 saves are the 4th most
1988 US navy shoots down Iranian civilian jetliner over Gulf, kills 290
1989 14 year old actress Drew Barrymore, attempts suicide
1989 Unmanned Russian Mig-23 crashes in Bellegem-Kooigem, Belgium (1 dies)
1989 Red's Tom Browning is 3 outs away from his 2nd career perfect game when Phillie Dickie Thon doubles
1990 400 New Kids on the Block fans treated for heat exhaustion in Minn
1990 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1990 Wrestler Brutus Beefcake injured during para-sailing
1990 2 Live Crew release "Banned in the USA" the lyrics quote Star Spangled Banner & Gettysburg Address
1992 99th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles (62 61)
1992 John Phillips, rocker (Mamas & Papas), undergoes a liver transplant
1992 US actress Bobbie Eakes marries author David Stone
1993 107th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Courier (76 76 36 63)
1993 Brandie Burton wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
1993 Dave Winfield hits 442nd HR to move into 19th place
1993 Pilar Fort, crowned 25th Miss Black America
1993 Pizza Hut blimp deflates & lands safely on W 56th street in NYC
1994 Russian manned space craft TM-18, lands
1994 Rwandese Patriot Front occupies Kigali
1994 US loses to Brazil 1-0 in 1994 World Cup quarter finals
1995 Birmingham Barracudas play 1st CFL game (vs Winnipeg)
1996 Hot Mail, a free internet E-mail service begins
1997 US space probe Pathfinder lands on Ares Vallis Mars

That's All....

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