Today in History for 7th July 2019

Historical Events

1850 – Scottish explorer Edward Eyre reaches Albany, Western Australia
1863 – Orders barring Jews from serving under US General Ulysses S. Grant are revoked
1943 – Liberator bombers sinks U-517
1980 – Shawn Weatherly, of USA, crowned 29th Miss Universe
1981 – Sandra Day O’Connor nominated for the Supreme Court
1986 – It is reported that Boy George is being treated for heroin addiction

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Famous Birthdays

1119 – Emperor Sutoku of Japan (d. 1164)
1824 – Alfred Pleasonton, American Major General (Union Army), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1897)
1827 – William Montague Browne, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
1930 – Hank Mobley, US jazz saxophonist
1959 – Ben Linder, American engineer, born in California (d. 1987)
1967 – Alfred Jackson, American CFL receiver (BC Lions), born in Caldwell, Texas

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Famous Deaths

1307 – Edward I, King of England (1272-1307), dies at 68
1537 – Madeleine de Valois, French princess who briefly became Queen of Scotland after marrying James V, dies only six months after the wedding at 16
1972 – King Talal of Jordan (b. 1909)
1975 – Vito Frazzi, Italian composer, dies at 86
1980 – Reginald Gardiner, British actor (The Flying Deuces, The Great Dictator), dies at 77
1995 – Geoffrey Freeman Allen, railway writer, dies at 73

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