Today in History

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Births On This Day, July 29th 🎂

1981 Fernando Alonso
Spanish race car driver

1938 Peter Jennings
Canadian/American journalist

1905 Dag Hammarskjöld
Swedish diplomat, economist, author, 2nd Secretary-General of the United Nations, Nobel Prize Laureate

1883 Benito Mussolini
Italian politician, Dictator of Italy

1805 Alexis de Tocqueville
French historian, scientist

Deaths On This Day, July 29th 🪦

1983 Luis Buñuel
Spanish director, producer

1974 Erich Kästner
German author, poet

1970 John Barbirolli
English cellist, conductor

1890 Vincent van Gogh
Dutch painter

1833 William Wilberforce
English politician, philanthropist
 

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1566
Agnes Waterhouse becomes the 1st British woman convicted of witchcraft,she is executed in Chelsmford, England
1874
Major Walter Copton patents a portable tennis court
1978
U.S. long distance swimmer, Patty Dean swims the English Channel in record 7 hrs, 40 min,record is broken in 1995
2015
Microsoft launches Windows 10
 

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July 29th Birthdays:
1869
Booth Tarkington -author The Magnificent Ambersons'
1892
William Powell, actor best known movie role in 'The Thin Man 'movies with Myrna Loy, they played husband&wife detectives Nick&Nora Charles
1925
Ted Lindsay- Canadian Hall of Fame hockey player with Detriot Red Wings, Chicago Black Hawks,founder of NHL Player's Assn
1951
Dean Pitchford- songwriter 'Fame, Lets Here It For The Boys' screenwriter' Footloose'
1966
Martina McBride- country singer/songwriter'Independence Day, 'This One's For The Girls'
1972
Wil Wheaton-actor best known TV role' Wesley' on 'Star Trek Next Generation, movie' Stand By Me'
Deaths:
1890
Vincent van Gogh- Dutch painter' Sunflowers' self inflicted gun shot 37
1974
"Mama'Cass Elliott- singer with group 'Mamas&Papas' 32 {heart attack}
1983
David Niven- British actor- "Around the World in 80 Days, Pink Panther, Separate Tables-won best supp Oscar 73
1998
Jerome Robbins- Tony&Oscar winning choreographer for' West Side Story,Peter Pan 79
2007
Tom Snyder- TV/radio interviewer on NBC show 'The Tommorow Show' '73-'82 71
 

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On This Day In History, July 30th

2002 Pretoria Accord signed

The Pretoria Accord was signed between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda as an attempt to end the Second Congo War

1980 The Israeli Knesset passes the Jerusalem Law and adds it to Israel's Basic Law

The law declared Jerusalem the unified capital of Israel.

1980 Vanuatu gains independence
The Republic of Vanuatu gained independence from France and UK.

1932 Summer Olympics open in Los Angeles

The tenth Summer Olympics was officially opened. This was the second time that the city of Los Angeles was hosting the multi-event international sports meet.
 

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Births On This Day, July 30th 🎂

1974 Hilary Swank
American actress

1970 Christopher Nolan
English/American director, screenwriter, producer

1947 Arnold Schwarzenegger
Austrian/American bodybuilder, actor, politician, 38th Governor of California

1863 Henry Ford
American businessman founded the Ford Motor Company

1818 Emily Brontë
English novelist

Deaths On This Day, July 30th 🪦

2007 Ingmar Bergman
Swedish director

1996 Claudette Colbert
American actress

1912 Emperor Meiji
of Japan

1898 Otto von Bismarck
German politician, 1st Chancellor of the German Empire

1718 William Penn
English businessman, founder of Pennsylvania
 

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1729
city of Baltimore, Maryland is founded
1909
French chemist, Eugene Schuller creates L'Oreal with his new hair dyes
1965
Pres Lyndon Johnson signs Medicare law a health insurance program for U.S. residents 65 and older. It provides much needed hosptial,pharmaceutical,medical insurance.When the law went into effect in 1966 ,19 million people enrolled In 1972,was expanded for people under the age of 65
1975
U.S. teamsters boss, Jimmy Hoffa disappears in Detrioit,MIchigan,was legally declared dead in '82
2003
The last 'old style' Volkswagen 'Beetle' rolls off assembly line in Mexico
 

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July 30th Birthdays:
1890
Casey Stengel- MLB Hall of Fame outfielder with '21,'22 NY Giants, mangaer of NY Yankees, 1st manager of NY Mets
1941
Paul Anka- Canadian born singer/songwriter' Diana, Lonely Boy, She's A Lady
1956
Delta Burke- actress best known TV role' Suzanne Sugerbaker' in CBS sitcom'Designing Women'
1974
Hillary Swank- actress,Conviction, Boys Don't Cry, Million Dollar Baby,she has 2 Best Actress Oscars for Boys&Baby
Deaths:
1718
William Penn- English philosopher/ founder of state of Pennsylvania 73
1996
Claudette Colbert- actress,"Lovely to Look At, It Happen One Night,Palm Beach Story,she on Best Actress Oscar for 'One Night' 93
1998
" Buffalo" Bob Smith-born in Buffalo,NY host of 50's children's show' Howdy Doody 80
2003
Sam Phillips- record producer, founder of Sun Records 80
2007
Bill Walsh- NFL Hall of Fame coach with San Francisco 49'ers, his teams won 3 Super Bowls' 81,'85, '89. He was named Coach of the Year in '81,'84 75
 

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On This Day In History, July 31st

1998 The British government bans landmines

The move came after the public pressurized the parliament to pass the Landmines Act.

1992 Thai Airways International Flight 311 crashes while approaching Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

All 113 people on board were killed in the crash.

1991 US and USSR sign Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
The treaty, also known as START I, limited the number of nuclear weapons and missiles the signatories could deploy. It came into force in December 1994 and expired 15 years later in 2009.

1981 First female president of the US National Bar Association is appointed
Arnette R. Hubbard became the first woman to preside over the US National Bar Association, the country's largest group of association of African-American lawyers and judges.

1917 Third Battle of Ypres begins
Also known as the Battle of Passchendaele, the battle was part of World War I and took place between July 31 and November 6 for control of the Belgian city of Ypres.
 

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Births On This Day, July 31st 🎂

1965 J. K. Rowling
English author

1962 Wesley Snipes
American martial artist, actor, producer

1919 Primo Levi
Italian chemist, author

1912 Milton Friedman
American economist, Nobel Prize laureate

1884 Carl Friedrich Goerdeler
German politician

Deaths On This Day, July 31st 🪦

2012 Gore Vidal
American author, screenwriter, actor

1980 Mohammed Rafi
Indian actor, singer

1964 Jim Reeves
American singer-songwriter

1944 Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
French writer

1875 Andrew Johnson
American politician, 17th President of the United States
 

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31st July

1703 English novelist Daniel Defoe was made to stand in the pillory as punishment for offending the government and church with his satire 'The Shortest Way With Dissenters'. Bystanders pelted him with flowers instead of the customary harmful and noxious objects and drank to his health.

1910 Dr Crippen was arrested aboard the SS Montrose as it was docking at Quebec. He was charged with the murder of his wife and was the first criminal to be caught by the use of radio.

1969 The pre-decimal half penny ceased being legal tender. It had been a regular feature of British coinage since the 13th century.

1970 Black Tot Day occurred On This Day. It was the last day of the officially sanctioned rum ration in the Royal Navy that dated back to 1665. It was poured as usual at 6 bells in the forenoon watch (11am) after the pipe of 'up spirits'. Some sailors wore black armbands, tots were 'buried at sea' and in one navy training camp there was a mock funeral procession complete with black coffin and accompanying drummers and piper.
 

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1790
Samuel Hopkins receives 1st U.S. patent for process of making potash for fertilizer
1876
U.S. Coast Guard officer training school is established in New Bedford, Mass
1948
Pres. Harry Truman dedicates Idelwild Field in NYC,later changed to Kennedy Airport
1971
Apollo 15 astronauts, Dave Scott, Jim Irwin take a 6 1/2hr electric car ride on the moon
1995
Walt Disney, Company, acquires Captial Cities/ABC network for $19 mill,network now consists of Disney,ABC Sports, ESPN,ESPN 2
2018
in an interview on CBS'This Morning', actor Alan Alda revealed he was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2015
 

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July 31 st Birthdays:
1919
Curt Gowdy- U.S. sportscaster
1929
Don Murray- actor' Bus Stop,Advise&Consent, A Hatful of Rain, his ex wife was actress, Hope Lange
1944
Geraldine Chaplin- actress, Doctor Zhivago,The 3 Musketeers, daughter of actor Charlie Chaplin
1951
Evonne Goolagone Crawley- retired Australian tennis player, she won 7 Grand Slam singles titles
1958
Bill Berry- drummer with band R.E.M '80-'97 'Stand, Losing My Religion'
1965
J.K Rowling- British author of 'Harry Potter' books
Deaths:
1886
Franz Liszt- Hungarian romantic composer 74
1937
Charles E. Hines - U.S pharmacist/inventor of Hines Root Beer beverage 85
1984
Bill Raisch- one armed actor, his best known TV role' Fred Johnson' "The Fugitive' '63-'67 79
2012
Gore Vidal- author' Myra Breckenridge, Lincoln' 86
 

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On This Day In History, August 1st

1981 Music Television is launched

The channel, popularly known as MTV was mostly known for showing music videos and for being hosted by Video Jockeys.

1980 Vigdís Finnbogadóttir takes office in Iceland
The Icelandic politician was the fourth president of Iceland and the world's first democratically elected female head of state. Her 16 years of Presidency also makes her the longest serving female head of state in the world.

1951 Japan Airlines (JAL) is founded

The flagship airlines of Japan, JAL started operating on October 25, 1951

1936 The XI Summer Olympics are opened in Berlin by Adolf Hitler

Initially, Jews and people of African descent were to be barred from the games, however, a boycott was threatened by several countries and the German organizers relented. 18 African-American athletes, including James "Jesse" Owens and Matthew "Mack" Robinson, placed well in the track and field events, winning several medals.

1834 Slavery abolished in British Empire
The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 came into force a year after it was passed by the British Parliament. The act was repealed in 1998.
 

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Births On This Day, August 1st 🎂

1942 Jerry Garcia
American singer-songwriter, guitarist

1932 Meena Kumari
Indian actress

1930 Pierre Bourdieu
French sociologist

1929 Hafizullah Amin
Afghan politician

1819 Herman Melville
American writer

Deaths On This Day, August 1st 🪦

2009 Corazon Aquino
Filipino politician, 11th President of the Philippines

1970 Frances Farmer
American actress

1944 Manuel L. Quezon
Filipino politician, 2nd President of the Philippines

1920 Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Indian lawyer, social reformer

1714 Anne, Queen of Great Britain
 

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1774
English chemist, Joseph Priestly discovers oxygen by isolating it in its gaseous state
1900
1st Michelin Guide published by brothers, Edouard&Andre Michelin to promote road travel/tire sales
1944
Anne Frank's last entry to her diary, she is arrested 3 days later
1957
U.S&Canada create North American Air defense Command{NORAD}
1977
actress, Hedy Lamarr age 77 is arrested at Eckerd drug store in Fla. She shoplifted $21 worth of eyedrops, laxative tablets
1981
single' Endless Love' duet with Diana Ross/ Lionel Ritchie debuts at #1 on Billboard music charts stays there for 9 weeks
2018
3 Swedish Crown jewels ,two crowns& orb dating back to 17th century were stolen from Strangas Cathedral in Stockholm. The 2 suspects got away in a speed boat.
 
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August 1st Birthdays:
1777
William Clark- American explorer/ soldier who led Lewis&Clark Expedition 1804-1806,claimed Pacific Northwest for U.S.
1819
Herman Melville- author 'Moby Dick,Billy Budd'
1922
Arthur Hill- Canadian actor,Petulia, The Andromeda Strain best known TV role' Owen Marshall' ABC legal drama of same name '71-'74
1936
Yves St.Laurent- French fashion designer
1963
Coolio- U.S. rapper 'Gangsta's Paradise'
1979
Jason Momoa- actor 'Aquaman'
Deaths:
1903
Calamity Jane- American frontierswoman 51
1980
Strother Martin -actor'Cool Hand Luke, Slapshot 61{heart attack}
1981
Paddy Chafesky- Oscar winning screenwriter 'Network, Marty, The Hosptial 58{cancer}
2009
Corazon Aquino- 11th President of Phillipines 76
 

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On This Day In History, August 2nd

1998 Second Congo War Begins

The deadliest war in Africa, the war and its aftermath have killed an estimated 5.4 million people. The war started with a mutiny in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and soon involved 9 African nations. It lasted for 5 years.

1990 Invasion of Kuwait begins
In 2 days Iraqi forces had overrun Kuwaiti forces and Saddam Hussein declared Kuwait the 19th province of Iraq. The invasion lasted for 7 months and ended after an UN-authorized coalition force led by the United States intervened.

1958 The Arab Federation is dissolved

The short-lived federation of Jordan and Iraq was dissolved after King Faisal of Iraq was deposed and assassinated during the 14 July Revolution.

1945 The Potsdam Conference which is convened to negotiate the terms of the end of WW II comes to an end

Representatives from the US, U.K., and the Soviet Union participated in the conference.

1870 World's first underground railway opened

The Tower Subway beneath the river Thames in London opened its doors for passengers. The subway was closed within a few months because of bankruptcy. The tunnel is now used for utilities.
 

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Births On This Day, August 2nd 🎂

1981 Alexander Emelianenko
Russian mixed martial artist

1964 Mary-Louise Parker
American actress

1932 Peter O'Toole
Irish actor

1892 Jack Warner
Canadian/American film producer

1820 John Tyndall
British physicist

Deaths On This Day, August 2nd 🪦


1997 Fela Kuti
Nigerian singer-songwriter, musician, activist

1934 Paul von Hindenburg
Prussian/German field marshal, politician, 2nd President of Germany

1923 Warren G. Harding
American politician, 29th President of the United States

1922 Alexander Graham Bell
Scottish/American engineer invented the Telephone

1921 Enrico Caruso
Italian tenor
 

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1790
The 1st U.S. census was taken population was 3,939,214 including 697,624 slaves
1938
Major League Baseball tested yellow baseballs during the 1st game of a double header between Los Angeles Dodgers, St Louis Cardinals
1967
movie' In The Heat of The Night' directed by Norman Jewison is released. The story is relationship between a Southern 'redneck' sherriff{Rod Steiger} who begrungingly accepts the help from a big city black detective{Sidney Poiter} to solve a murder case. The movie won 5 Oscars inc picture, actor{Steiger} screenplay,editing,sound
2018
oldest library in Germany was unearthed in Cologne dating back to 2AD
 

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Aug 2nd Birthdays:
1834
Frederic-Auguste Bartholder- French sculptor who was designer of Statue of Liberty
1905
Myrna Loy- actress, The Great Ziegfield, Vanity Fair, The Thin Man movies ,she played' Nora Charles' opposite William Powell
1924
Carroll O'Connor- actor, best known TV roles' bigot'Archie Bunker' on CBS sitcom'All In The Family', 'Sherriff Bill Gillispie' in NBC series 'In The Heat of The Night' '88-'94 TV version of hit movie
1932
Peter O'Toole- Irish actor, Goodbye,Mr Chips{music version with Petulia Clark} Lawrence of Arabia, Lion in Winter, Beckett, Lord Jim He was nominated 8 times but never won, In 2002 he received Honorary Oscar for his life's work
1950
Lance Ito-retired Los Angeles judge who presided at the OJ Simpson murder trial
Deaths:
1859
Horace Mann- U.S. educator, pioneer of public schools 63
1922
Alexander Graham Bell- inventor of the telephone 75
1972
Brian Cole-vocalist/bass layer with group 'The Association' 'Windy, Cherish, Never My Love' 29{drug overdose}
1979
Thurman Munnson- Major League Baseball catcher with NYYankees 32{plane crash}
1998
Shari Lewis- female puppeteer/ventriloquist {Lamb Chop} 64
 

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On This Day In History, August 3rd

2005 Mahmoud Ahmadinejad takes office in Iran

An engineer and teacher by profession, Ahmadinejad became the 6th president of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

2005 Coup in Mauritania
A military coup replaced long-time president Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya. Colonel Ely Ould Mohamed Vall took over the transitional government until elections were held in 2005.

1960 Niger gains its independence from France

The West African country became a French colony in the early 20th century. Hamani Diori became the first president of the country.

1946 World's first theme park opens its doors in Santa Claus, Indiana, USA

Santa Claus Land is now known as Holiday World & Splashin' Safari.

1900 Firestone Tire and Rubber Company is founded

The American tire company was founded by Harvey Samuel Firestone in Akron, Ohio. In 1988, the company was taken over by Japan's Bridgestone Corporation.
 

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Births On This Day, August 3rd 🎂


1984 Ryan Lochte
American swimmer

1941 Martha Stewart
American businesswoman, publisher, and author, founded Living Omnimedia

1940 Martin Sheen
American actor

1926 Tony Bennett
American singer

1867 Stanley Baldwin
English politician

Deaths On This Day, August 3rd 🪦

2008 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Russian soldier, author, Nobel Prize laureate

2004 Henri Cartier-Bresson
French photographer

1995 Ida Lupino
English actress, director

1929 Thorstein Veblen
American economist, sociologist

1924 Joseph Conrad
Polish/English author
 

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1900
Firestone Tires&Rubber Company is founded by Harvey Firestone
1936
African-American, U.S. sprinter, Jesse Owens wins gold medal in the 100 meter{10.3secs} in front of dictator ,Adolph Hitler at the Berlin Summer Olympic games
1963
humorist, Allan Sherman releases his single' Hello Muddah,Hello Faddah{A Letter from Camp} which was # 1 on the music charts for 3 weeks
1981
13,000 U.S. Air traffic Controllers {PATCO} go on strike. Pres Ronald Reagan offers an ultimanium, if they don't report to work in 48 hrs, they will be terminated
1992
movie' Unforgiven" a western directed&starring Clint Eastwood is released. The story of a retired outlaw/killer, William Muny{Eastwood} who has been leading a quiet life as a farmer, comes out of retirement for 1 last job
Other cast members, Gene Hackman, Richard Harris, Morgan Freeman, Francis Fisher The movie won 4 Oscars picture, director, best supp actor{Hackman} film editing
2017 singer, Carmila Cabello releases single' Havana' which becomes worldwide biggest song in 2018 selling 19 million copies
 

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Aug 3rd Birthdays:
1811
Elisha Otis- founder of Otis elevator company, invented safety device that prevents elevator from falling from hoist cable if it fails
1921
Richard Adler- composer/ songwriter' Damn Yankees, Pajama Games
1926
Tony Bennett- Grammy winning pop/jazz singer 'I Left My Heart in San Francisco' Stepping Out with My baby
1940
Martin Sheen- actor, best known TV role' Pres. Jed Bartlett' in NBC political drama'The West Wing' 99-'06
1979
Evangleine Lily- Canadian actress, best known TV role' Kate' in ABC drama' Lost' '04-'10
Deaths:
1924
Joseph Conrad- British writer'Heart of Darkness 66
1966
Lenny Bruce- comedian 39{drug overdose}
1983
Carolyn Jones- actress, best nown TV role' Mortica Addams" in sitcom, The Addams Family' 53{colon cancer}
2011
Bubba Smith- NFL Hall of Fame defensive end with Baltimore Colts/actor in 'Police Academy' movies 66
 

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On This Day In History, August 4th

1984 The Republic of Upper Volta is Renamed, Burkina Faso

The West African country was first created in 1958 as a self-governing French colony. It gained its independence from the French in 1960. Between then and 1983, several coups dotted its political landscape. In 1983, a military coup installed Captain Thomas Sankara as the country's president. He changed the name of the country to Burkina Faso a year later on the coup's anniversary.

1983 The Military Stages a Coup in Upper Volta
A military coup in Upper Volta installed Thomas Sankara, a captain in the Upper Volta Army as its president. A year later, he changed the name of Upper Volta to Burkina Faso.

1944 Anne Frank is captured
One of the most well-known figures of the 20th century and a victim of the Holocaust, 14-year-old Frank and her family was captured and arrested by the Germans from their hiding place in Amsterdam.

1914 Britain declares war on Germany

Seen by many as the decision that began the first World War, Britain declared war on Germany after Germany refused to accept its ultimatum of getting out of Belgium.

1892 Abby and Andrew Borden are murdered

The bloody murders of the two Fall River, Massachusetts residents in their own homes gained media and public attention in the United States because their daughter Lizzie Borden was accused of the crime.
 


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