Today in History for 19th July 2019

Historical Events

1688 – Soldiers killed governor of Aerssen in Paramaribo
1867 – US Congress passes 3rd Reconstruction Act over President Andrew Johnson’s veto
1923 – WRC-AM in Washington, D.C. begins radio transmissions
1944 – Earl Claus von Stauffenberg visits RC church in Berlin-Dahlem
1958 – “Oh, Captain!” closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 192 performances
1971 – Sudan military coup under maj Hashem al-Atta, Numeiry flees

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Famous Birthdays

1851 – Hendrik Jut, Dutch murderer (Head of Jut), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1878)
1873 – Louis Zimmermann, Dutch violinist and 1st concert master of Concert building, born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1954)
1907 – Isabel Jewell, American actress (Gone with the Wind), born in Shoshoni, Wyoming (d. 1972)
1926 – Helen Gallagher, American singer, dancer and actress (Ryan’s Hope, Strangers When We Meet), born in Brooklyn, New York
1963 – Marla Duncan, Miss Northern California fitness (1990), born in Fairfield, California
1966 – David Segui, infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Kansas City, Kansas

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Famous Deaths

1688 – Cornelis van Aerssen, Dutch governor of Suriname (1683-88), murdered at 50
1947 – Aung San, Burmese nationalist (assassinated) (b. 1915)
1949 – Frank Murphy, American politician and 56th United States Attorney General, dies at 59
1973 – Vasily Dmitriyevich Shcheglov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 33
1985 – Janusz A. Zajdel, Polish sci-fi author (The Whole Truth about Planet Xi), dies at 47
1995 – Dorothy McHugh, actress (I Fallen and I Can’t Get Up), dies at 87

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