Today in History for 20th July 2019

Historical Events

1877 – Military shoots on stopped railroad workers in Baltimore, kills 9
1921 – Congresswoman Alice Mary Robertson becomes the first woman to preside over the floor of US House of Representatives
1932 – Franz von Papen launches a coup against the Prussian government
1953 – USSR/Israel recover diplomatic relations
1956 – Great Britain refuses to lend Egypt money to build Aswan Dam
1977 – The Central Intelligence Agency releases documents under the Freedom of Information Act revealing it had engaged in mind control experiments

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Famous Birthdays

1793 – Aleksander Fredro, Polish poet and comedy writer (Pan Jowiolski), born in Surochów, Poland (d. 1876)
1847 – Max Liebermann, German impressionist painter
1933 – Nelson Doubleday, publisher (Doubleday)/owner (NY Mets)
1945 – John Lodge, English bassist, vocalist, and songwriter(The Moody Blues), born in Birmingham, England
1948 – Richard H Lehman, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
1978 – Pavel Datsyuk, Russian ice hockey player

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Famous Deaths

1859 – Hans E Schack, Danish politician/writer (Fantasy), dies
1868 – Antoine Prumier, French harpist and composer, dies at 75
1923 – Pancho Villa [José Doroteo Arango Arámbula], Mexican revolutionary general and guerrilla leader, , murdered at 55
1973 – Bruce Lee [Lee Yuen Kam], Hong Kong and American martial artist and actor (Enter the Dragon), dies at 32
1995 – Helmut Erich Robert Gernsheim, photographer/collector, dies at 82
1998 – June Byers, American professional wrestler (b. 1922)

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