Today in History for 14th July 2019

Historical Events

1863 – Battle of Falling Waters, Maryland (Beaver Creek)
1921 – Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti convicted in Dedham Massachusetts, of killing their shoe company’s paymaster
1964 – Oriole Bob Johnson’s 6th straight hit as a pinch hitter
1969 – “Easy Rider”, directed by Dennis Hopper, starring himself, Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson, is released
1973 – British Open Golf, Royal Troon GC: American Tom Weiskopf wins wire-to-wire by 3 strokes from Johnny Miller and Neil Coles
1995 – LA Dodger Ramon Martinez no-hits the Florida Marlins 7-0

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Famous Birthdays

1874 – ‘Abbas Hilmi II, last khedive (Ottoman viceroy) of Egypt (1892-1914)
1901 – George Tobias, American actor (Bewitched), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)
1942 – Javier Solana, Spanish European Union foreign policy chief
1949 – Lukas D Barnard, head of South Africa secret service (NIS)
1961 – Jackie Earle Haley, Northridge California, actor (Breaking Away)
1967 – Leonardo Lavalle, Mexican tennis star

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Famous Deaths

1876 – Thomas Hazlehurst, English Methodist chapel builder, dies at 60
1904 – Paul Kruger, the face of Boer resistance against the British during the South African or Second Boer War (1899–1902), dies of heart failure at 78
1966 – Julie Manet, French painter (b. 1878)
1968 – Konstatin G Paustovski, Russian sailor/author, dies at 76
1996 – Kim Besly, activist, dies at 69
2014 – Alice Coachman, American athlete (Olympic gold high jump 1948), dies of cardiac arrest at 90

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