Today in History for 13th July 2018

Historical Events

1832 – Source of Mississippi River discovered by American geographer Henry Schoolcraft
1876 – 29th US Postmaster General: James N Tyner of Indiana takes office
1889 – 6th Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Blanche Bingley beats Lena Rice (4-6 8-6 6-4)
1941 – 24th PGA Championship: Vic Ghezzi at Cherry Hills CC Denver
1962 – 91st British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 276 at Royal Troon
1988 – Sting performs his 1st Rain Forest benefit concert

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Famous Birthdays

1859 – Sydney Webb, England, writer/husband of Beatrice Potter
1863 – Emma Mary Wooley, educator (Mary Anna Wells)
1900 – JH Scheps, Dutch 2nd-Member of parliament (social democratic)
1957 – Cameron Crowe, director (Jerry Maguire, Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
1967 – Tony Massenburg, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
1980 – Lori Fredrickson, Aurora Ill, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96)

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Famous Deaths

574 – John III, Italian Pope (561-74), dies
1309 – Jan I van Nassau, bishop of Utrecht, dies
1760 – Conrad Weiser, Pennsylvania’s ambassador to the Native Americans, dies at 63
1844 – Johann Baptist Gansbacher, Austrian composer, dies at 66
1863 – John S Bowen, US architect/Confederate gen-major, dies at 32
1988 – Samuel L Mendel, oldest US war veteran, dies at 104

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