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Monday, July 9, 2012

9th July IS MY BIRTHDAY AND MY BLOG BIRTHDAY TOO: TOGETHER WITH Historical Events on this Day in History.

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Famous Birthdays on this Day in History

Birthdays in History for Monday 9th July 2012
1511 - Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1571)
1513 - John van Hembyze, Flemish calvinist
1535 - Emanuel van Meteren, Southern Neth, merchant/historian
1577 - Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, English Jamestown colonist (d. 1618)
1578 - Ferdinand II, King of Bohemia/Hungary/German Emperor (1619-37)
1589 - Johannes a Sancto Thoma, [Poinset], Portuguese theologist
1654 - Emperor Reigen of Japan (d. 1732)
1686 - Philip Livingston, Albany, New York, American businessman and politician (d. 1749)
1689 - Alexis Piron, French writer (d. 1773)
1721 - Johann Nikolaus Götz, German poet (d. 1781)
1753 - William Waldegrave, 1st Baron Radstock, Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1825)
1764 - Ann Ward Radcliffe, English Gothic novelist (Italian)
1766 - J Schopenhauer, writer
1775 - Matthew Lewis, English novelist (d. 1818)
1777 - Henry Hallam, British lawyer/historian
1786 - Sophie Hélène Béatrix, Princess of France (d. 1787)
1791 - Nicolas Ledesma, composer
1800 - Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, German physician (d. 1885)
1802 - Thomas Davenport, invented 1st coml electric motor
1805 - Henry John Gauntlett, composer
1808 - Alexander William Doniphan, American lawyer and soldier (d. 1887)
1809 - Frederick Henle, Germany, pathologist
1819 - Elias Howe, Spencer Mass, invented sewing machine
1825 - Jules Oppert, German Assyriologist (decodes characters)
1828 - Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano, Italian Catholic churchman (d. 1913)
1831 - Johan P van der Kellen, Dutch stamp cutter/lithographer/writer
1836 - Camille de Renesse, Belgian count (d. 1904)
1839 - Carl Baermann, composer
1841 - Carl Christian Lumbye, composer
1848 - Robert I, Duke of Parma, last ruling Duke of Parma (d. 1907)
1855 - Johann P Zilcher, German composer
1856 - Daniel Guggenheim, US (Guggenheim Museum)
1857 - Frederik II W, grandduke of Baden (1907-18)
1858 - Franz Boas, anthropologist/linguist (Mind of Primitive Man)
1864 - Franz Miller, becomes first Train Murderer
1879 - Friedrich Adler, Austria social-democrat/murderer of premier Storgkh
1879 - Ottorino Respighi, Bologna Italy, composer (Pines of Rome)
1879 - Carlos Chagas, Brazilian physician (d. 1934)
1882 - Richard Hageman, Dutch/US pianist/composer/conductor (Caponsacchi)
1887 - Samuel Eliot Morison, historian (Admiral of the Ocean Sea)
1889 - Leo Dandurand, American-born Canadian hockey executive (d. 1964)
1893 - George Geary, cricketer (sturdy pace bowler for England 1924-34)
1894 - Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)
1895 - Cullen Landis, Nashville TN, actor (Soul of the Beast)
1898 - Gerard Walschap, Flemish writer/journalist (Mary, Revolt in Congo)
1898 - Marcel Delannoy, composer
1900 - Robert Oboussier, composer
1901 - Barbara Cartland, romance author (Camfield #69)
1901 - Jester Hairston, NC, actor (Thats My Mama, Rolly-Amen)
1902 - Gerhard Pohl, German writer (Crazy Ferdinand)
1905 - Clarence Campbell, Saskatchewan, 3rd NHL pres (1946-77)
1906 - Beene Dubbelboer, Dutch writer (Secret Resistance)
1906 - Walter Sande, Denver CO, actor (Navy vs Night Monsters)
1908 - Allama Rasheed Turabi, Pakistani scholar, orator and philosopher (d. 1973)
1910 - Harold C Fox, fashion designer/musician
1911 - Clan Fraser of Lovat, soldier/landowner
1911 - Lord Lovat, [Shimi], Scottish cattle breeder/leader of clan Fraser
1911 - Mervyn Peake, British writer and illustrator (d. 1968)
1911 - John A. Wheeler, American physicist (d. 2008)
1914 - Bill Tallon, cricketer (brother of Don, Queensland leggie)
1914 - Willi Stoph, president German DR
1915 - David Leo Diamond, Rochester NY, composer (Paderewski Prize-1943)
1916 - Edward Heath, (C) British PM (1970-74)
1916 - Joe Liggins, US composer (Pink Champagne)
1916 - Sir Dean Goffin, New Zealand composer (d. 1984)
1917 - Ted Steele, Hartford Ct, orchestra leader (Cavalcade of Stars)
1918 - Herbert Brun, composer
1918 - Rowley I Arenstein, South African attorney/communist/ANC'er
1919 - Peggy Braithwaite, lighthouse-keeper
1921 - Jacob J Hage, Dutch farmer/WW II resistance fighter
1922 - Rey Hassan, Morroco, King of Morocco (1961- )
1924 - Leonard Pennario, Buffalo NY, pianist (LA Philharmonic)
1924 - Pierre Cochereau, composer
1925 - Alan Dale, Bkln NY, singer (Alan Dale Show)
1925 - Peter Ludwig, businessman/art collector
1925 - Thomas A Luken, (Rep-D-OH, 1973-74, 77- )
1926 - Ben Roy Mottelson, American-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1927 - Ed Ames, Malden Mass, actor (Mingo-Daniel Boone)
1927 - Leonard Patrick "Red" Kelly, NHL hall of famer (Norris trophy)
1927 - Red Kelly, Canadian ice hockey player
1928 - Vince Edwards, Bkln NY, actor (Ben Casey, Matt Lincoln, Firehouse)
1928 - Federico Bahamontes, Spanish cyclist
1929 - Lee Hazelwood, Ok, country singer/songwriter (Summer Wine, Jackson)
1929 - Mawlai al-Hassan II, King of Morocco (1961- )
1929 - Jesse McReynolds, American singer and mandolinist
1930 - Buddy Bregman, Chicago, orchestra leader (Eddie Fisher Show)
1930 - Roy McLean, cricketer (prolific South African batsman played 40 Tests)
1932 - Donald Rumsfeld, politician (involved in Watergate)
1932 - John Paul Getty II, US/British oil magnate/billionaire (Getty Oil)
1933 - Nodar Kalistratovich Gabuniya, composer
1934 - Michael Graves, American architect
1935 - Mercedes Sosa, [La Negra], Argentina, singer
1935 - Ronnie Burns, Evanston Ill, adopted son of George Burns
1935 - Willem Duisenberg, minister of Finance (PvdA)/pres (Nethche Bank)
1936 - David Joel Zinman, NYC, composer/conductor (Balt Symphony-1983)
1936 - James Hampton, Oklahoma City OK, actor (Bugler Dobbs-F Troop, Teen Wolf)
1936 - June Jordan, US playwright/poet (His Own Where)
1937 - Clemon Daniels, AFL player of year 1963, halfback (Oak, Dallas SF)
1937 - David Hockney, Bradford England, artist (Pop Art)
1937 - Richard Roundtree, New Rochelle NY, actor (Getting Even, Shaft)
1937 - Marty Springstead, Nyack, New York, American Major League baseball umpire and umpire supervisor
1938 - Brian Dennehy, Ct, actor (Check is in the Mail, F/X, Cocoon, Ants)
1938 - Paul Seiko Chihara, Seattle Washington, US/Japanese composer
1940 - John Salvito, rocker (Duprees)
1941 - Don McPherson, rocker
1941 - James Scott, director (Strike it Rich)
1941 - Karin von Aroldingen, Germany, ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Co)
1941 - Scotty Baesler, (Rep-D-Kentucky)
1941 - Takehide Nakatani, Japan, lightweight (Olympic-gold-1964)
1942 - Edy Williams, Salt Lake City Utah, actress (Dr Minx)
1942 - Hermann Burger, writer
1942 - Paul B Henry, (Rep-R-Michigan, 1985- )
1942 - Robert Frankel, horse trainer
1942 - Edy Williams, American actress
1943 - Bon Scott, [Ronald Belford], Kirriemuir Scotland, rocker (AC/DC)
1943 - John H Casper, Greenville SC, USAF/astronaut (STS 36, 54, 62, 77)
1944 - Glen [Charles] Cook, US, sci-fi author (Shadowline, Star's End)
1945 - Dean R[ay] Koontz, US, sci-fi author (Star Quest, Beastchild)
1945 - Lewis F Payne Jr, (Rep-D-Virginia)
1945 - Root Boy Slim, American entertainer (d. 1993)
1946 - Joe Micelli, rocker
1946 - Mitch Mitchell, drummer (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
1946 - Natasha Pyne, English actress
1947 - Jerney Kaagman, Dutch singer (Earth & Fire)
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ SimpsonNFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson (1947) 1947 - OJ Simpson [Orenthal James}, Santa Fey California, NFL running back (Buf Bills)/Convicted Murderer
1947 - Haruomi Hosono, Japanese musician
1948 - Hassan Wirajuda, Indonesian current foreign minister
1951 - Chris Cooper, Kansas City MO, actor (Thousand Pieces of Gold, Matewan)
1952 - John Tesh, Garden City NY, New age pianist/TV host (ET)
1952 - Rod Boll, Fillmore Saskatchwan, trap shooter (Olympics-96)
1953 - Dave Camp, (Rep-R-Michigan)
1953 - Irina D Latysheva, Russian cosmonaut
1953 - Thomas Ligotti, American author
1953 - Margie Gillis, Canadian dancer and choreographer
1954 - Debbie Sledge, Phila, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family)
1955 - Fred Norris, comedy writer/singer (Howard Stern Show)
1955 - Jimmy Smits, Bkln, actor (Victor-LA Law, Running Scared, NYPD Blue)
1955 - Lisa Banes, Chagrin Falls OH, actress (Cocktail, Look Back in Anger)
1955 - Sergei Vladimirovich Krichevsky, Russia, lt-colonel/cosmonaut
1955 - Willie Wilson, American baseball player
Actor Tom HanksActor Tom Hanks (1956) 1956 - Tom Hanks, Concord California, actor (Bossom Buddies, Forrest Gump, Phila)
1956 - [Peter] Marc Almond, Merseyside England, vocalist (Soft Cell)
1957 - Kelly McGillis, Newport Beach Ca, actress (Top Gun, Accused, Witness)
1957 - Tim Kring, American writer and producer
1957 - Paul Merton, British comedian
1958 - Bob Crudgington, Australian softball head coach (Olympics-bronze-96)
1959 - Jim Kerr, Glasgow Scotland, rock vocalist (Simple Minds)
1959 - Kevin Nash, American professional wrestler

1959 - Clive Stafford Smith, British human-rights lawyer
1960 - Christopher J "Gus" Loria, Newton Mass, Major USMC/astronaut
1960 - Marc Mero, American professional wrestler
1961 - Mohammad Aslam, UAE cricketer batsman (1996 World Cup)
1963 - Pamela Annette Sanders, Miami Florida, playmate (November, 1985)
1964 - Courtney Love, Santa Fey California, vocalist (Hole)/actress (People vs Larry Flynt)
1964 - Ronnie Grandison, NBA forward (NY Knicks)
Singer-Songwriter Courtney LoveSinger-Songwriter Courtney Love (1964) 1964 - Scott Rachal Verplank, Dallas TX, PGA golfer (1985 Western Open)
1965 - Bob Hess Jr, horse trainer
1965 - Frank Bello, American heavy metal musician (Anthrax)
1965 - David O'Hara, Irish-Scottish actor
1965 - Jason Rhoades, American installation artist (d. 2006)
1966 - Pamela Adlon, American voice actress
1967 - Gunnar Axén, Swedish politician
1968 - Shawn Harper, NFL tackle (Indianapolis Colts, Frankfurt Galaxy)
1968 - Vardis A Fisher, US writer (Darkness & Deep), dies at 73
1968 - Paolo Di Canio, Italian football player
1968 - Lars Gyllenhaal, Swedish author
1969 - Jerry Drake, NFL defensive linesman (Arizona Cardinals)
1969 - Robert Gordon, CFL receiver (Edmonton Eskimos)
1969 - Venkatapathy Raju, cricketer (Indian slow left-armer)
1970 - Steve Dubinsky, Montreal, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
1970 - Trent Green, NFL quarterback (Washington Redskins)
1970 - Masami Tsuda, Japanese manga author
1971 - Anthony Fieldings, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
1971 - Bobby Leslie, TV rocker (Guys Next Door-I Was Made For You)
1971 - Chadrick Brown, NFL defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
1971 - Danalee Bragado, Honolulu, WPVA volleyballer (Best of Beach-9th-1995)
1971 - Ger Senden, soccer player (Roda JC)
1971 - Jill Simon, Miss Iowa USA (1996)
1971 - Scott Grimes, Lowell Mass, actor (Together We Stand)
1971 - Marc Andreessen, American software developer
1971 - Dani Behr, Model & TV Presenter
1972 - Derek Mills, Wash DC, 400m runner
1972 - Pete Kendall, NFL guard (Seattle Seahawks)
1973 - Katasha Artis, WNBA forward (Charlotte Sting)
1973 - Kelly Holcomb, NFL/WLAF quarterback (Buccaneers, Barcelona Dragons)
1973 - Enrique Murciano, American actor
1974 - Nikola Sarcevic, Swedish bassist and singer (Millencolin)
1974 - Sian Berry, British politician
1975 - Jack White, American musician (The White Stripes}
1975 - Shelton Benjamin, American professional wrestler
1976 - Fred Aaron Savage, Ill, actor (Kevin-Wonder Years, Vice Versa)
1977 - Isaac Brock, American musician
1978 - Linda Park, Korean-born actress
1978 - Mark Medlock, German singer
1979 - Ella Koon, Hong Kong singer and actress
1979 - Suzanne Stokes American model, (Playmate of the Month February 2000)
1981 - Kimveer Gill, Canadian spree shooter (Dawson College shooting) (d. 2006)
1982 - Ashly DelGrosso, American ballroom dancer
1982 - Alecko Eskandarian, Armenian-American footballer
1982 - Maggie Ma, Canadian actress
1982 - Sakon Yamamoto, Japanese race-car driver
1983 - Lucia Micarelli, American musician
1984 - Jacob Hoggard, singer of Canadian band Hedley (band)
1985 - Paweł Korzeniowski, Polish swimmer
1985 - Ashley Young, English footballer
1986 - Dominic Cervi, American footballer
1986 - Kiely Williams, American singer and actress
1990 - Fábio and Rafael da Silva, Brazilian footballers
1991 - Mitchel Musso, American actor
1991 - Spencer Elden, Baby/Model on Nirvana (band)'s Nevermind album
1995 - Georgie Henley, English actress


Historical Events on this Day in History

Events in History for Monday 9th July 2012
455 - Roman military commander Avitus is proclaimed emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
711 - Berbers under Tarik-ibn Ziyad occupies North Spain
1357 - Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor assists laying the foundation stone of Charles Bridge in Prague.
1371 - Pope Gregory XI names Arnold II of Horne as bishop of Utrecht
1386 - Battle at Sempach: Swiss beat duke Leopold III of Austria
1401 - Mongol monarch Timur Lenk destroys Baghdad
1517 - Gelderse crowd robber murders population of Asperen
1536 - French navigator Jacques Cartier returns to Saint-Malo from Canada
1540 - England's King Henry VIII 6-mo marriage to Anne of Cleves annulled
1541 - Estevão da Gama departs Massawa, leaving behind 400 matchlock men and 150 slaves under his brother Christovão da Gama, with orders to help the Emperor of Ethiopia defeat Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi who has invaded his Empire.
1553 - Battle at Sievershausen Solingen: van Saksen beats Alcibiades
1572 - 19 Catholic priests hanged in Gorcum
1595 - Johannes Kepler inscribes geometric solid construction of universe
1609 - Emperor Rudolf II grants Bohemian protestants freedom of religion
1672 - Prince Willem III inaugurated as viceroy of Holland/Zealand
1686 - Germany, Sweden & Spain signs anti-French League of Augsburg
1745 - Bonnie Prince Charlies "Elisabeth" battles with HMS Lion
1755 - Battle at Duquesne (Pittsburgh): French troops beat British
1755 - Brit Gen E Braddock mortally wounded during French & Indian War
1766 - English premier Rockingham resigns
1776 - Declaration of Independence is read to George Washington's troops (NY)
1780 - Denmark declares neutrality
1790 - Russo-Swedish War: Second Battle of Svensksund - in the Baltic Sea, the Swedish Navy captures one third of the Russian fleet.
1795 - James Swan pays off the $2,024,899 US national debt
1800 - Mt Vernon Gardens becomes site of 1st summer theater in US
1807 - Treaties of Tilsit signed by Napoleon I and Alexander I.
1810 - Napoleon annexes the Kingdom of Holland as part of the First French Empire.
1815 - 1st natural gas well in US is discovered
1815 - King Louis XVIII leaves Ghent for France
1815 - Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Prince de Benevente becomes Prime Minister of France.
1816 - Argentina declares independence from Spain
1835 - St Etienne-Lyons railway opens in France
1842 - Notary Stamp Law passes
1846 - Capt Montgomery claims Yerba Buena (SF) for US
1846 - The territory of the District of Columbia south of the Potomac River (39 mi² or about 100 km²) is returned to Virginia through an Act of Congress.
1852 - Fire destroys 1,100 construction sites in Montreal Canada & no one die
1853 - Adm Perry & US Navy visit Japan
1860 - Temperature hits 115°F in Ft Scott & 112°F in Topeka Kansas
1862 - Gen John Hunt Morgan captures Tompkinsville, Ky
1863 - R Morgan's: Indiana [->JUL 13]
1863 - Union troops enter Port Hudson
1864 - Battle of Monocacy, MD US1959 CS400
1867 - An unsuccessful expedition led by E.D Young sets out to search for Dr David Livingstone (Scottish missionary and explorer).
1868 - 1st black cabinet member in SC (Francis L Cardozo-sect of state)
1869 - Concord pipe, made from small corn kernels, invented
1872 - Doughnut cutter patents by John Blondel, Thomaston, Me
1876 - Black landowner murdered in Hamburg SC
1877 - 1st Wimbledon tennis championship is held
1878 - An improved corncob pipe patents by Henry Tibbe, Washington, Mo
1891 - Irene Coit is 1st woman admitted to Yale University
Heart surgeon Daniel WilliamsHeart surgeon Daniel Williams 1893 - Daniel Williams performs 1st successful open heart surgery without anesthesia
1900 - Australia accepts its constitution
1904 - 10th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 303 at Glen View Club IL
1908 - CHU (Christian Historic Union) Dutch political party forms
1910 - Walter Brookins becomes 1st to pilot an airplane to 1 mile altitude
1914 - 1st US duplicate auction bridge championship held, Lake Placid, NY
1915 - Germany surrenders South West Africa to Union of South Africa
1916 - 1st cargo submarine to cross Atlantic arrives in US from Germany
1917 - British warship "Vanguard" explodes at Scapa Flow killing 804
1918 - 101 killed & 171 injured in worst US train wreck, Nashville, Tenn
1918 - Congress creates Distinguished Service Medal
1922 - Johnny Weissmuller swims 1st 100 m free style under 1 minute
1926 - Chiang Kai-shek appointed to national-revolutionary supreme commander
1926 - Coup under Gen Sinel de Cordes in Portugal
1927 - Atty William T Francis named minister to Liberia
1932 - Washington Redskins (then Boston Braves) forms
1932 - Yanks' Ben Chapman hits 2 inside-the-park HRs, tying record
1932 - The state of São Paulo revolts against the Brazilian Federal Government, starting the Constitutionalist Revolution
1933 - Frankford Yellowjackets sold, rechristened Philadelphia Eagles
1934 - SS-Reichs Fuhrer Himmler takes command of German Concentration Camps
1940 - 8th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-0 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
1940 - German Evangelist Church protests against euthanasia pogroms
1940 - RAF bombs Germany
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne FrankJewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank 1942 - Anne Frank, 13, goes into hiding with her family & 4 other Jews
1943 - 5th day of battle at Kursk: Germans occupy Verchopenje
1943 - British air raid sinks U-435
1944 - In World War II, US troops secure Saipan as Japan fell
1944 - U-740 sinks
1944 - World's largest circus tent catches fire at Ringling Brother's - Barnum & Bailey 2nd performance, 168 die (Hartford Conn)
1946 - 13th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 12-0 at Fenway Park, Boston
1947 - Britain's Princess Elizabeth & Lt Philip Mountbatten's engagement
1947 - Spain votes for Franco monarchy
1948 - Satchel Paige, 42, debuts in majors pitching 2 scoreless inn for Cleve
1949 - Benjamin Britten's Jump Symphony, premieres
1950 - 13.15" (33.40 cm) of rainfall, York, Nebraska (state 24-hour record)
1951 - Pres Harry Truman asked Congress to formally end state of war with Germany
1953 - 1st helicopter passenger service (NYC)
1953 - Phillies Robin Roberts ends streak of 28 consecutive complete games
33rd US President Harry Truman33rd US President Harry Truman 1955 - First black executive on White House staff (E Frederic Morrow)
1955 - Bill Haley & Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" tops billboards chart
1955 - Strike in Belgium for 5 day work week
1955 - The Russell-Einstein Manifesto is released by Bertrand Russell in London.
1956 - Dick Clark's 1st appearance as host of American Bandstand
1957 - 24th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-6 at Sportsman's Park, St Louis
1957 - Discovery of element 102 (Nobelium) announced
1958 - Giant splash caused by fall of 90 million tons of rock & ice into Lituya Bay, Alaska washes 1,800 feet up the mountain
1959 - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Open
1959 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Hoosier Celebrity Golf Tournament
1962 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1963 - 34th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve
1963 - All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants)
1963 - Crusher Lisowski beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ
1963 - Federation of Malaysia forms
1965 - 94th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 285 at Royal Birkdale
1965 - John Edrich completes 310* v NZ in 532 minutes, 52 fours 5 sixes
1965 - Senators Frank Howard ties record with 7 strikeouts in DH
1966 - 95th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 282 at Muirfield Gullane
1967 - 13th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth
1967 - WRET TV channel 36 in Charlotte, NC (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1968 - 15.68" (39.83 cm) of rainfall, Columbus, Miss (state 24-hour record)
1968 - 39th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 1-0 at Astrodome, Houston
1968 - All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants)
1969 - Tom Seaver's no-hit bid against Cubs ends with 1 out in 9th
1970 - In Atlanta, Chief-No-ka-homa is joined by cousin Chief Round-the-Horn
1971 - Henry Kissinger visits China PR
Pop Singer & Beatle Paul McCartneyPop Singer & Beatle Paul McCartney 1972 - 1st tour of Paul McCartney & Wings (France)
1972 - 86th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: S Smith beats I Nastase (46 63 63 46 75)
1972 - Kathy Ahern wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
1972 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1973 - 9th Maccabiah games opens in Tel Aviv, Israel
1974 - Trudeau's Liberal Party wins Canadian parliamentary election
1975 - The National Assembly of Senegal passes a law that paves way for a (albeit highly restricted) multi-party system.
1976 - England all out for 71 v WI at Old Trafford, Holding 14 5-7-17-5
1976 - Houston Astro Larry Dierker no-hits Montreal Expos, 6-0
1976 - Uganda asks UN to condemn Israeli hostage rescue raid on Entebbe
1977 - 106th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland
1978 - "Hello, Dolly!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 152 perfs
1978 - American Nazi Party, holds a rally at Marquette Park, Chicago
1978 - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
1978 - Nearly 100,000 demonstrators march on Wash DC for ERA
1979 - Dr Walter Massey named director of Argonne national Lab
1979 - Voyager 2 flies past Jupiter
1979 - A car bomb destroys a Renault owned by famed "Nazi hunters" Serge and Beate Klarsfeld at their home in France. A note purportedly from ODESSA claims responsibility.
1980 - 7 die in a stampede to see Pope in Brazil
1980 - Dutch war criminal Pieter Menten sentenced to 10 years
1980 - Walt Disney's "Fox & The Hound," released
1981 - Jacksons begin a 36-city tour
1982 - Botham scores 208 in 225 balls, England v India at The Oval
1982 - Margaret Thatcher begins her 2nd term as British prime minster
1982 - Pan Am Boeing 727 crashes in Kenner La, killing 153
1984 - 12th minster of York destroyed in lightening storm
1984 - Yvonne Ryding, of Sweden, crowned 33rd Miss Universe
1985 - South Africa police arrested Dutch ANC'er Klaas de Jong
1986 - Atlanta's Dale Murphy doesn't play ending consecutive streak at 740
1986 - Attorney General's Commission on Pornography links hard-core porn to sex crimes
1986 - Padres trade pitcher Tim Stoddard to Yankees for pitcher Ed Whitson
1987 - 1 million South Koreans demonstrate against Chun Doo Hwan regime
1987 - Col Oliver North admits to shredding Iran-Contra evidence
1988 - "Facts of Life," Lisa Whelchel weds Steve Cauble
1988 - Chris Speier hits for the cycle & Ernest Riles hits 10,000th Giant HR
1988 - Jessye Norman begins recording Bizets "Carmen"
1988 - Nolan Ryan is 7th to win 100 game on 2 teams, as Astro beat Mets 6-3
1989 - 103rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: B Becker beats Stefan Edberg (60 76 64)
1989 - 96th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: S Graf beats M Navratilova (62 67 61)
1989 - Penny Hammel wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
1989 - Two bombs explode in Mecca, killing one pilgrim and wounding 16 others.
1990 - 104th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: S Edberg beats B Becker (62 62 36 36 64)
1990 - Richard Hadlee takes 5-53 to end his Test Cricket career with 431 wkts
1991 - "Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 7 perfs
1991 - 62nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at SkyDome, Toronto
1991 - All star MVP: Cal Ripken Jr (Balt Orioles)
1991 - South Africa readmitted to Olympics
1992 - Kim Basinger gets 1,959th star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
1992 - Space Shuttle STS 50 (Columbia 13) lands
1994 - 11,000th HR in NY Yankees history (Matt Nokes)
1994 - Sonia O'Sullivan runs world record 2k (5:25.36)
1994 - Soyuz TM-19 lands
1995 - "Play's the Thing" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 75 performances
Champion Tennis Player Pete SamprasChampion Tennis Player Pete Sampras 1995 - 109th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats B Becker (67 62 64 62)
1995 - Jack Nicklaus wins Golf's British Open (4th to win all 4 majors)
1995 - Kathryn Marshall wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
1995 - US international postage rates rise to 60 cents per ounce
1996 - 67th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Veterans Stadium, Phila
1996 - All star MVP: Mike Piazza (LA Dodgers)
1996 - US Senate approves 90 cent raise to $4.25 minimum wage
1997 - Baseball's triple A American Association (formed in 1902) votes to disband
1997 - Mike Tyson is banned from boxing, for biting Holyfield's ear
1999 - Days of student protests begin after Iranian police and hardliners attack a student dormitory at the University of Tehran.
2000 - Pete Sampras wins his 13th Grand Slam tennis title at Wimbledon
2002 - The African Union is established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The first chairman is Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa.
2006 - At least 122 people are killed after a Sibir Airlines Airbus A310 passenger jet, carrying 200 passengers on board veers off the runway while landing at Irkutsk Airport in Siberia in wet conditions.
2011 - South Sudan gains independence and secedes from Sudan.
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