Today in History for 15th July 2019

Historical Events

1799 – The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign
1870 – Hudson’s Bay and Northwest Territories transferred to Canada
1884 – Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: 4 consecutive Wimbledon titles for William Renshaw; beats Herbert Lawford 6-0, 6-4, 9-7
1991 – Sandhi Ortiz-DelValle is 1st woman to officiate a men’s pro basketball (USBL) game, game between New Haven Skyhawks and Philadelphia Spirit
1992 – The Security Council of the UN examine violence in South Africa
2017 – Australian Justine Damond killed by Minneapolis police officer after calling 911 for a disturbance

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Famous Birthdays

1353 – Vladimir the Bold, Russian prince (d. 1410)
1907 – Paterson Fraser, British air marshal
1930 – Charles Kelly, chief constable (Staffordshire England)
1941 – Geoffrey Burgon, composer
1965 – Scott Livingstone, infielder (San Diego Padres, Det Tigers), born in Dallas, Texas
1984 – Vice Cooler, American musician

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Famous Deaths

1912 – Francisco Lazaro, Portuguese marathon runner (Olympics), dies at 21
1937 – Walter Gay, artist, dies
1940 – Robert Wadlow, world’s tallest man (8’11.1″), dies at 32
1979 – Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, President of Mexico (b. 1911)
1989 – Laurie Cunningham, English footballer (b. 1956)
1996 – Dana Hill, actress (Vacation), dies at 32

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