Today in History for 10th July 2019

Historical Events

1925 – USSR’s official news agency TASS forms
1932 – Jack Burnett gets 9 hits, Eddie Rommel relieves in 2nd 18-17 victory in 18 as his A’s beats Indians in longest relief job
1934 – 1st sitting US President to visit South America, FDR in Colombia
1974 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1992 – Spaceship Giotto (Halley 1986) approaches comet Grigg-Skjellerup
2000 – Coldplay release their debut album “Parachutes” (Grammy Award Best Alternative Album 2002)

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Famous Birthdays

1899 – Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist, born in Gränichen, Switzerland (d. 1978)
1923 – Suzanne Cloutier, Canadian film actress (Othello), born in Ottawa, Ontario (d. 2003)
1938 – Lee Morgan, American hard-bop trumpeter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1972)
1942 – Ronnie James Dio [Ronald James Padavona], American singer, songwriter and musician (Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven and Hell), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (d. 2010)
1950 – Prokopis Pavlopoulos, 7th President of Greece, born in Kalamata, Greece
1980 – Adam Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)

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Famous Deaths

1683 – François-Eudes de Mézeray, French historian (b. 1610)
1690 – Domenico Gabrielli, Italian Baroque composer, dies at 39
1910 – Johann G Galle, German discoverer of Neptune by telescope, dies
1963 – Teddy Wakelam, English sports broadcaster and rugby union player (b. 1893)
2005 – Freddy Soto, American comedian and actor (b. 1970)
2006 – Shamil Basayev, Chechen rebel (b. 1965)

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