Today in History for 25th July 2019

Historical Events

1360 – Jews are expelled from Breslau, Silesia
1939 – NY Yankee Atley Donald sets AL rookie record with 12 consecutive win
1985 – US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1993 – Tour de France: Spaniard Miguel Induráin makes it 3 straight Tour titles; Djamolidine Abdoujaparov points winner
2016 – Verizon announces $4.83 billion purchase of Yahoo
2018 – Multiple suicide bombings and attacks by the Islamic State in Sweida and surrounding areas of Syria kill more than 200

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Famous Birthdays

1517 – Jacques Peletier (du Mans), French poet and scientist, born in Le Mans, France (d. 1582)
1895 – Yvonne Printemps, French singer and actress (Paris Waltz, Voyage to America), born in Ermont, France (d. 1977)
1901 – Walter Breedveld, Dutch writer (Een ship vergaat), born in Den Bosch, Netherlands (d. 1977)
1926 – Teodor Grigoriu, Romanian composer, born in Galați, Romania (d. 2014)
1954 – Walter Payton, American Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (Chicago Bears, 9-time Pro Bowl), born in Columbia, Mississippi (d. 1999)
1957 – Bogdan Musioł, German bobsledder (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Świętochłowice, Silesia, Poland

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Famous Deaths

1804 – William Forsyth, English gardening expert (Forsythia), dies
1934 – Nestor Makhno, Ukrainian anarchist Insurrectionary leader, dies at 45
1991 – Brian Haines, actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, It), dies at 70
2003 – John Schlesinger, British film director (b. 1926)
2009 – Yasmin Ahmad, Malaysian film director, writer and scriptwriter (b. 1958)
2013 – Mike Shipley, Australian audio engineer (Paper Airplane), commits suicide at 56

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