Today in History for 28th July 2019

Historical Events

1864 – 2nd day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia
1962 – 19 die in a train crash in Steelton Pa
1978 – USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1985 – L Brock, Enos Slaughter, A Vaughan, and H Wilhelm inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
1997 – Guatemala becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
2012 – 18 people are killed and 11 injured in ethnic clashes in Ethiopia

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Famous Birthdays

1609 – Judith Leyster, Dutch painter, born in Haarlem, the Netherlands, baptism date (d. 1660)
1825 – William Duncan Smith, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1862)
1902 – Karl Popper, Austro-British philosopher (Logic of Forschung), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1994)
1915 – Charles Hard Townes, American Physicist and inventor (Nobel Prize 1964 for mazer-lazer principle), born in Greenville, South Carolina (d. 2015)
1916 – David Brown, American film producer (“The Sting”, “Jaws”, “Cocoon”), born in NYC, New York
1977 – Aki Berg, Finnish NHL defenseman (LA Kings), born in Raisio, Finland

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Famous Deaths

1967 – Karl W. Richter, Lieutenant, USAF, American aviator (b. 1942)
1972 – Charu Majumdar, Indian revolutionary leader (b. 1918)
1982 – George Kleinsinger, American composer (Tubby the Tuba), dies at 68
2002 – Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist and Nobel laureate, dies at 92
2010 – Ivy Bean, English internet celebrity (b. 1905)
2014 – Margot Adler, American journalist, dies from endometrial cancer at 68

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