Today in History for 1st August 2019

Historical Events

1664 – Battle at St Gotthard: Earl Raimondo Montecucculi beats Ahmed Kiprulu
1842 – Rotherhithe Tunnel under the Thames opens
1852 – San Francisco Methodists establish 1st black church, Zion Methodist
1855 – Castle Clinton in NYC opens as 1st US receiving station for immigrants
1861 – Brazil recognizes Confederacy
1881 – US Quarantine Station authorized for Angel Island, San Francisco Bay

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Famous Birthdays

1923 – Yoshinao Nakada, Japanese composer, born in Shibuya, Tokyo (d. 2000)
1933 – Richard Lloyd Jones, British secretary (Welsh Office 1985–93)
1946 – Fiona Stanley, Australian epidemiologist (Telethon Institute for Child Health Research), born in Little Bay, Sydney, Australia
1960 – Chuck D [Chuck Ridenhour], US rapper (Public Enemy), born in Queens, New York
1963 – Demián Bichir, Mexican-American actor (A Better Life), born in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico
1969 – David Wain, American actor and director (Wet Hot American Summer), born in Shaker Heights, Ohio

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Famous Deaths

1628 – Francesco Gonzaga, composer, dies at 37
1846 – Peter Ritter, German cellist and composer, dies at 83
1986 – Robert Wolfgang Schnell, German writer, dies at 70
1989 – John Ogdon, English pianist/composer, dies at 52
2005 – Al Aronowitz, American music journalist (b. 1928)
2010 – Lolita Lebrón, Puerto Rican nationalist (b. 1919)

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