Today in History for 3rd July 2019

Historical Events

324 – Battle of Adrianople: Roman Emperor Constantine I defeats his co-emperor Licinius, who flees to Byzantium
1970 – British aircraft crashes at Barcelona, 112 killed
1972 – Themba Sono is forced to resign as president of South African Student Organisation (SASO)
1988 – Gene Nelson of the Oakland A’s becomes first AL pitcher to steal a base since 1973 in 9-8 win over Toronto Blue Jays
1994 – The deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty six people killed in crashes.
2018 – French President Emmanuel Macron visits the New Afrika Shrine nightclub in Lagos during his two-day tour of Nigeria

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Famous Birthdays

1908 – M. F. K. Fisher, American cook book author, born in Albion, Michigan (d. 1992)
1913 – Hugh Stirling Mackenzie, British Royal Navy officer, born in Inverness, Scotland (d. 1996)
1939 – Jay Tarses, actor/writer (Open All Night, Duck Factory), born in Baltimore, Maryland
1956 – Don Vito, American Viva La Bam castmember
1963 – Don August, baseball player
1965 – Arno Hofstede, Dutch soccer player (Willem II, Go Ahead Eagles)

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Famous Deaths

1910 – Mordecai Sherwin, English cricket wicket-keeper (Aust 1886-88), dies
1966 – Kees Boeke, Dutch reformist educator (Cosmic View), dies at 81
1974 – John Crowe Ransom, American poet and critic (God Without Thunder), dies at 86
1994 – Harry Ebbeling, PC-corrector, dies at 54
1998 – Duncan White, Ceylonese hurdler (first Olympic medallist from Ceylon, silver 400m hurdles 1948), dies at 80
2001 – Johnny Russell, American country singer and songwriter (b. 1940)

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