Today in History for 9th July 2019

Historical Events

1672 – William III inaugurated as viceroy of Holland/Zealand
1955 – The Russell-Einstein Manifesto is released by Bertrand Russell in London on the need to avoid nuclear war
1958 – Giant splash caused by fall of 90 million tons of rock and ice into Lituya Bay, Alaska washes 1,800 feet up the mountain
1991 – All star MVP: Cal Ripken Jr (Baltimore Orioles)
1996 – “Blue” debut album by LeAnn Rimes is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1997)
2015 – 48th San Diego Comic-Con begins (till 12th) – includes preview of new Star Wars film by J.J. Abrams

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Famous Birthdays

1689 – Alexis Piron, French dramatist (La Métromanie), born Dijon, France (d. 1773)
1786 – Sophie Hélène Béatrix, Princess of France, daughter of Louis XVI of France and Marie Antoinette, born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1787)
1950 – Adriano Panatta, Italian tennis player (French 1976, Italian 1976), born in Rome, Italy
1964 – Ronnie Grandison, American NBA forward (NY Knicks), born in Los Angeles, California
1970 – Masami Tsuda, Japanese manga author
1978 – Mark Medlock, German singer

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Famous Deaths

1957 – Alexander Fyodorovich Gedike, composer, dies at 80
1969 – Gertrude Dixon, compiler of Shunryu Suzuki’s Zen Mind, dies
1986 – Karl-Heinz Beckurts, West german Siemens manager, murdered
1994 – Bill Mosienko, Ukrainian-Canadian National Hockey League player, dies at 72
2002 – Laurence Janifer, American writer (b. 1933)
2010 – Jessica Anderson, Australian novelist (b. 1916)

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