Today in History for 27th July 2019

Historical Events

1888 – Philip Pratt unveils 1st American electric tricycle
1920 – Resolute beats Shamrock IV (England) in 14th running of America’s Cup
1946 – Boston Red Sox Rudy York hits 2 grand slams in 1 game, gets 10 RBIs
1959 – William Shea announces plans to have a baseball team in NYC in 1961
1962 – Martin Luther King Jr. jailed in Albany, Georgia
2014 – Obama reaffirms Israel’s “right to defend itself”, but condemns civilian casualties in Gaza

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Famous Birthdays

1927 – Guy Carawan, American folk singer and folklorist (popularized “We shall Overcome”), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
1937 – Don Galloway, American actor (Arrest and Trial, Ironside), born in Augusta, Kentucky (d. 2009)
1957 – Gezina E “Liesbeth” van Apeldoorn, Dutch actress (Composer)
1971 – Brennon James Dowric, Australian gymnast (Olympics 1992, 96)
1976 – Mwadi Mabika, WNBA guard and forward (LA Sparks), born in Kinshasa, Zaire
1985 – Benedita Pereira, Portuguese actress, born in Porto, Portugal

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Famous Deaths

1863 – William Lowndes Yancey, American Confederate leader (b. 1813)
1883 – Albert Franz Doppler, composer, dies at 61
1958 – Claire Chennault, American military leader, dies at 64
1961 – Theodore Chanler, American composer, dies at 59
2007 – Lucky Grills, Australian actor (b. 1928)
2009 – George Russell, American jazz pianist (The Jazz Workshop), dies of complications from Alzheimer’s disease at 86

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