Today in History for 24th July 2019

Historical Events

1487 – Citizens of Leeuwarden, Netherlands, rebel against ban on foreign beer
1941 – Red Sox Lefty Grove, 41, wins his 300th game
1950 – V-2/WAC Corporal rocket launch; 1st launch from Cape Canaveral
1967 – PGA Championship, Columbine CC: Don January wins his only major title in 18-hole playoff with Don Messengale (69-71)
1968 – Hoyt Wilhelm’s 907th pitch breaks Cy Young’s record for pitching appearances
1994 – Asociación de Estados del Caribe (AEC) forms

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Famous Birthdays

1864 – Michel-Gaston Carraud, French composer, born in Le Mée-sur-Seine, France (d. 1920)
1902 – Hans Chemin-Petit, German composer, born in Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1981)
1935 – Les Reed, English songwriter (It’s Not Unusual), born in Woking, Surrey
1947 – Peter Serkin, American pianist (Tashi), born in NYC, New York
1951 – Lynda Carter, American actress (Wonder Woman, Sky High) and Miss USA (1973), born in Phoenix, Arizona
1971 – John Partridge, English singer

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Famous Deaths

1868 – George Cattermole, painter/illustrator, dies
1900 – Ferdinand Hamet, Dutch missionary in Mongolia, murdered at 59
1970 – Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman and philanthropist, dies at 73
1971 – Alan Rawsthorne, composer, dies at 66
1997 – Frank Parker, American tennis player (4-time Grand Slam singles winner), dies at 81
2011 – Frank Dietrich, German politician (b. 1966)

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