Today in History for 22nd July 2019

Historical Events

1648 – 10,000 Jews of Polannoe murdered in Chmielnick massacre during Khmelnytsky Uprising
1947 – -8°F (-13°C), Charlotte Pass, NSW (Australian record)
1959 – Natural gas found at Slochteren, Groningen, Netherlands
1961 – WBNB TV channel 10 in Charlotte Amaile, VI (CBS) begins broadcasting
1994 – Military coup in Gambia: President Dawda Jawara flees
1994 – Mariners play Red Sox as home team at Fenway, as Kingdome is repaired

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Famous Birthdays

1510 – Alessandro de’ Medici, Duke of Florence (d. 1537)
1822 – John George Walker, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Jefferson City, Missouri (d. 1893)
1894 – Oskar Maria Graf, German writer, born in Berg, Bavaria (d. 1967)
1898 – Alexander Calder, American sculptor (mobiles, stabiles), born in Lawnton, Pennsylvania (d. 1976)
1917 – H. Boyd Woodruff, American microbiologist whose research led to antibiotics, born in Bridgeton, New Jersey (d. 2017)
1929 – John Barber, British racing driver

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Famous Deaths

1840 – Józef Javurek, Polish-Russian composer, dies at 83
1880 – Anna Caroline Oury, German pianist and composer, dies at 72
1929 – Bror Beckman, composer, dies at 63
1992 – Wayne McLaren, American stuntman, model, actor, and rodeo performer (Marlboro Man), dies of lung cancer at 51
2000 – Claude Sautet, French film director (b. 1924)
2005 – Eugene Record American songwriter and singer (The Chi-Lites) (b. 1940)

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