Today in History for 16th July 2018

Historical Events

1902 – Test Cricket debut of K S Ranjitsinhji v Australia, at Old Trafford
1925 – The first parliament in Iraq opened by King Feisal in Baghdad
1935 – First automatic parking meter in the United States is installed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1985 – All star MVP: LaMarr Hoyt (SD Padres)
2015 – Shootings in Chattanooga at a US military recruitment centre and a naval reserve training center kill 5 and injure others
2015 – Scientists reveal 1st close-up pictures of Pluto, sent by the New Horizons probe

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Famous Birthdays

1896 – Trygve Lie, Norwegian politician and 1st Secretary-General of the United Nations (1946-52), born in Oslo (d. 1968)
1933 – Sollie McElroy, RandB singer (Flamingos-Golden Teardrops)
1947 – Tom Boggs, rock drummer (Box Tops)
1960 – Terry Pendleton, infielder (Florida Marlins), born in Los Angeles, California
1976 – Bobby Lashley, American Professional Wrestler
1979 – Jayma Mays, American actress

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Famous Deaths

1139 – Walram II, duke of Limburg/Neth-Lutherans, dies
1857 – Pierre-Jean de Baranger, poet, dies
1887 – Nicaise de Keyser, Flemish painter (Battle at Woeringen), dies at 73
1915 – Ellen White, American co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, dies at 87
1931 – Charles Studd, cricketer (5 Tests for England 1882-83), dies
1996 – Adolf von Thadden, German politician, (b. 1921)

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