Today in History for 3rd August 2019

Historical Events

1952 – Italian Ferrari driver Alberto Ascari clinches Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by winning German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring
1957 – British offensive against imam Galeb Ben Ali of Oman
1960 – For the only time in MLB history teams exchange managers as Detroit trades Jimmy Dykes (44-52) for Cleveland’s Joe Gordon (49-46)
1966 – South African government bans Beatle records
1986 – First NFL ‘American Bowl’ exhibition game at London’s Wembley Stadium, Chicago Bears beat Dallas Cowboys 17-6
2014 – At least 13 Palestinians reported killed in ongoing air raids and tank shelling by Israel

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Famous Birthdays

1824 – William Burnham Woods, American politician, judge, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Newark, Ohio (d. 1887)
1930 – James Komack, American writer, director and actor (Courtship of Eddie’s Father), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
1940 – Joseph Dorfman, Israeli composer, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 2006)
1940 – Lance Alworth, American NFL hall of famer (Charger, Cowboys), born in Houston, Texas
1972 – Travis Hall, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons), born in Sodoltna, Alaska
1976 – Troy Glaus, American baseball infielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Tarzana, Los Angeles

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Famous Deaths

1839 – Dorothea von Schlegel, German novelist (Florentin), dies at 74
1879 – Joseph Severn, English painter (b. 1793)
1954 – Colette, [Sidonie-Gabrielle], French novelist (Vagabonde), dies at 81
1973 – Richard Marshall, U.S. Army general (b. 1895)
1993 – James Donald, Scottish actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Vikings, In Which We Serve, Way Ahead), dies of stomach cancer at 76
2004 – Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer, dies at 95

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