Today in History for 30th July 2019

Historical Events

1911 – 9th Tour de France won by Gustave Garrigou of France
1926 – Albanian boundaries deduced
1946 – 1st rocket attains 100 mi (167 km) altitude, White Sands, New Mexico
1959 – In his major league debut, SF Giant Willie McCovey goes 4-for-4
1965 – Duke Ellington’s “Golden Brown and the Green Apple” premieres
1968 – Wash Senator Ron Hansen makes 1st unassisted triple-play in 41 years

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Famous Birthdays

1893 – Fatima Jinnah, Mother of Pakistan, sister and close adviser of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, born in Karachi, Bombay Presidency, British India (d. 1967)
1936 – István Zelenka, Swiss composer, born in Budapest, Hungary
1938 – Hervé de Charette, French politician, born in Paris
1940 – Clive Sinclair, British computer inventor (ZX Spectrum), born in Richmond, Surrey
1947 – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian-American body builder, actor (Terminator) and politician (38th Governor of California), born in Thal, Austria
1964 – Alek Keshishian, Lebanese-American film director (Madonna: Truth or Dare), born in Beirut, Lebanon

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Famous Deaths

1718 – William Penn, English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania (No cross, no crown), dies at 73
1916 – Albert Neisser, German physician who discovered the bacterias that cause gonorrhea and leprosy, dies of septicemia at 61
1970 – George Szell, Hungarian-born American conductor (Cleveland Orchestra, 1946-70), dies at 73
1979 – Beppie Nooij, Dutch actress and director (Red Sien, Zeemansvrouwen), dies at 60
1980 – Norman Lloyd, American pianist, author and composer, dies at 70
1991 – Leonardus S van Egerat, travel expert, dies at 68

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