Today in History for 21st July 2019

Historical Events

1919 – Dirigible crashes through bank skylight killing 13 in Chicago, Illinois
1946 – Jesus T Pinerol becomes 1st native born Puerto Rican governor
1956 – Cincinnati Reds pitcher Brooks Lawrence loses after 13 straight wins
1971 – Sam Giancana returns to the United States after spending seven years of exile in Mexico
1985 – “Leader of the Pack” closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 120 performances
1990 – Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” is performed where the Berlin Wall once stood

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Famous Birthdays

1895 – H G “Nummy” Deane, South African cricket Test captain (1927-31)
1923 – Henny Alma [Hendrika den Broek], Dutch actress (Soldier of Orange), born in the Hague, Amsterdam (d. 2006)
1942 – Kim Fowley, Philippines/US rock vocalist/producer/songwriter
1947 – Chetan Chauhan, Indian cricket opener (Gavaskar’s partner for a while)
1963 – Kevin Poole, English footballer
1981 – Titus Bramble, English footballer

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Famous Deaths

1888 – Matthias J Scheeben, German theologist (Natur und Gnade), dies at 53
1941 – Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian writer and poet, dies at 68
1968 – Ruth St. Denis, American modern dance pioneer and teacher (Dances of the 5 Senses), dies at 91
1984 – Michael Osborne, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Axe), dies at 34
1996 – James Tye, safety expert, dies at 74
2005 – Lord Alfred Hayes, British Wrestling Announcer for WWE (b. 1928)

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