Today in History for 14th July 2018

Historical Events

1798 – US Sedition Act prohibits “false, scandalous and malicious” writing against government
1921 – Sacco and Vanzetti Trial: Sacco and Vanzetti are convicted murder and sentenced to death
1951 – “Courtin’ Time” closes at National Theater NYC after 37 performances
1962 – US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1969 – “Easy Rider”, directed by Dennis Hopper, starring himself, Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson, is released
1992 – 63rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-6 at Jack Murphy Stadium, SD

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Famous Birthdays

1721 – John Douglas, Scottish Anglican bishop and man of letters (d. 1807)
1903 – Ken Murray, American comedian (Ken Murray Show, Judy Garland Show), born in NYC, New York
1912 – Northrop Frye, Canadian literary critic (d. 1991)
1967 – Leonardo Lavalle, Mexican tennis star
1967 – Glen Scrivener, CFL defensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1969 – Jose Hernandez, Hato Rey Puerto Rico, infielder (Chicago Cubs)

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Famous Deaths

937 – Arnulf, Duke of Bavaria
1766 – František Maxmilián Kaňka, Czech architect (b. 1674)
1949 – Frank Hearne, cricketer (2 Tests for England, 4 Tests for South Africa), dies
1950 – Āpirana Ngata, Māori New Zealand politician and lawyer known for promoting and protecting Māori culture and language, dies at 76
1967 – Tudor Arghezi, Romanian writer (b. 1880)
1990 – Philip Leacock, dies of collapsed lungs at 73

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