Today in History for 1st July 2019

Historical Events

1600 – Prince Maurits’ army occupies Newport Flanders Netherlands
1877 – 1st edition of “Amsterdammer” published
1963 – The Beatles record “She Loves You” and “I’ll Get You”
1984 – “Baby” closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 241 performances
1996 – In a tour match v India, Hampshire’s Kevan James becomes the only 1st class cricketer to take 4 wickets in 4 balls – and then score a century (103)
2012 – 17 people are killed and 45 injured in an attack on two churches in Garissa, Kenya

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Famous Birthdays

1861 – John Clarkson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Triple Crown 1889), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1909)
1899 – Charles Laughton, English actor (Mutiny on Bounty, Spartacus), born in Scarborough, England (d. 1962)
1954 – Chip Hanauer, American hydroplane racer (world champion 1982), born in Seattle, Washington
1955 – Li Keqiang, Chinese Premier of the State Council and China’s head of government, born in Dingyuan County, Anhui Province
1956 – Brian Sabean, American MLB executive (SF Giants World Series 2010, 12, 14), born in Concord, New Hampshire
1963 – Edward Tsang Lu, astronaut (STS 84), born in Springfield, Massachusetts

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Famous Deaths

1589 – Christophe Plantin, French/Belgian book publisher, dies
1847 – George F Kersting, German painter, dies at 61
1896 – Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author (Uncle Tom’s Cabin), dies at 85
1973 – Mario La Broca, composer, dies at 76
2014 – Walter Dean Myers, African-American author, dies at 76
2015 – Val Doonican [Michael Valentine], Irish singer and entertainer, dies at 88

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