Today in History for 16th July 2019

Historical Events

1863 – Utrecht-Swells railway opens
1867 – D.R. Averill of Ohio patents ready-mixed paint
1900 – Russia launch an offensive against the Chinese in Manchuria
1924 – Conference over German recovery payments begins in London
1950 – FIFA World Cup Final, Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Alcides Ghiggia scores a 79th minute winner as Uruguay beats Brazil, 2-1
1990 – Rick Dee’s “Into the Night” premieres on ABC-TV

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Famous Birthdays

1889 – Larry Semon, American comedian and director (The Wizard of Oz), born in West Point, Mississippi (d. 1928)
1941 – George Young, Baron Young of Cookham, British minister of housing and planning, born in Oxford, England
1960 – Gisela Beyer, German discus thrower (Olympics-4th place-1980), born in Eisenhüttenstadt, Brandenburg, Germany
1966 – Warren Sallenback, Canadian cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in South Surrey, British Columbia
1968 – Barry Sanders, American NFL running back (Detroit Lions, 1988 Heisman Trophy), born in Wichita, Kansas
1975 – Ana Paula Arósio, Brazilian actress (Domingão do Faustão), born in São Paulo, Brazil

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Famous Deaths

1843 – Hubert Matthijs Adriaan Jan van Asch van Wijck, Dutch lawyer and politician, dies at 68
1961 – [Louise] Sophie M E de Vries, actress (English Prof), dies at 88
1985 – Heinrich Böll, German writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1917)
1992 – Patrick Meaney, British businessman and CEO (Rank Organization), dies at 67
2001 – Maurice De Bevere, Belgian cartoonist (b. 1923)
2002 – John Cocke, American computer scientist (b. 1925)

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