Today in History for 13th July 2019

Historical Events

1836 – US patent #1 (after 9,957 unnumbered patents), for locomotive wheels
1941 – Eddie Mayo (LA-Pacific Coast League), spits in face of umpire Ray Snyder
1968 – British Open Golf, Carnoustie: South African Gary Player wins second of his 3 Open titles, 2 strokes clear of Bob Charles and Jack Nicklaus; 5th of Player’s 9 major titles
1979 – George Harrison releases single “Faster”
2004 – 75th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-4 at Minute Maid Park, Houston
2013 – Ten people are killed after a bus crash in Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Famous Birthdays

1770 – Alexander Balashov, Russian general and statesman, born in Moscow (d. 1837)
1859 – Sydney Webb, England, writer/husband of Beatrice Potter
1928 – Leroy Vinnegar, American jazz bassist
1942 – Roger [Jim] McGuinn, American musician (the Byrds), born in Chicago, Illinois
1946 – Richard “Cheech” Marin, Mexican-American stand-up comedian, actor, and activist (Cheech and Chong-Up in Smoke, Nash Bridges), born in Los Angeles, California
1961 – Anders Jarryd, Lidkoping Sweden, tennis star

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Famous Deaths

1760 – Conrad Weiser, Pennsylvania’s ambassador to the Native Americans, dies at 63
1777 – Guillaume Coustou Jr, French sculptor (Apollo/Mars/Venus), dies at 61
1982 – Michael Blankfort, American writer, producer and director, dies at 74
1996 – Pandro S. Berman, American film producer, dies at 91
1997 – Miguel Ángel Blanco, Spanish politician (b. 1968)
2013 – Cory Monteith, Canadian actor and musician, dies of heroin and alcohol overdose at 31

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