Today in History for 11th July 2019

Historical Events

1588 – French King Henri III accept demands of Catholic League
1931 – NY Giants beat Phillies 23-8
1954 – 1st White Citizens Council organizes in Indianola, Mississippi
1982 – US Senior Open Men’s Golf, Portland GC: Miller Barber wins by 4 strokes from Dan Sykes and Gene Littler; his first of 3 Senior Open titles
2013 – 30 people are killed in a wave of bomb and gun attacks across Iraq
2018 – Oldest stone tools outside Africa discovered in Lantian country, western China, estimated 2.12 million years old made by hominins

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Famous Birthdays

1885 – Roger de la Fresnaye, French sculptor/painter
1906 – Harry Von Zell, TV announcer (Burns and Allen), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
1922 – Eugene “Gene” Evans, American actor (My Friend Flicka, Johnny Ringo, Alamo), born in Hollbrook, Arizona (d. 1998)
1940 – Terry Patchett, politician
1953 – Peter Bergman, Guantanamo Bay Cuba, actor (Eat or Be Eaten)
1984 – Tanith Belbin, Canadian ice dancer

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Famous Deaths

1302 – Jacques de Châtillon, count of Saint-Pol/gov of Flaanders, dies
1686 – Michel Anguier, French sculptor, dies at 75
1882 – Eugène Simonis, Belgian sculptor, dies on 72nd birthday
1916 – Rik Wouters, Belgian painter and sculptor (Doll Virgin), dies at 33
1953 – Oliver Campbell, American tennis player (US Open 1890-92), dies at 82
2015 – Claudia Alexander, Canadian-born American NASA Scientist (led Galileo mission to Jupiter), dies of cancer at 56

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