Today in History for 17th July 2019

Historical Events

1245 – Pope bans Emperor Frederick II Hohenstaufen for 3rd time
1856 – The Great Train Wreck of 1856 between Camp Hill and Fort Washington, Pennsylvania kills over 60 people
1867 – 1st US dental school, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, established
1968 – The Beatles’ animated film “Yellow Submarine” premieres in London
1987 – 10 teens die in Guadalupe River flood (Comfort, Tx)
2005 – Canadian Open Women’s Golf, Glen Arbour GC: South Korean Meena Lee wins by 1 from Australian Katherine Hull

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Famous Birthdays

1902 – Christina Stead, Australia, novelist (Man Who Loved Children)
1962 – Jay Barrs, archer (Olympic gold 1988, 92, 96), born in Jacksonville, Florida
1967 – Kevin Pritchard, NBA guard (Washington Bullets)
1971 – Nico Mattan, Belgian cyclist, born in Izegem, Belgium
1983 – Brooke Kinsella, British actress (Eastenders), born in London, England
1984 – Asami Kimura, Japanese singer (Country Musume), born in Hokkaido, Japan

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Famous Deaths

1025 – Boleslaw I Chobry, [the brave], duke/king of Poland, dies
1845 – Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Whig: 1830-34), dies at 81
1864 – Daniel McCook Jr, American Brigadier General (Union Army), dies at 29
1912 – Henri Poincaré, French mathematician (Poincaré conjecture), dies at 58
1947 – Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat in WW II (saved thousands of Jews), dies at 34
1985 – Czeslaw Josef Marek, composer, dies at 93

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