Today in History for 17th August 2018

Historical Events

1952 – Betty Jameson wins LPGA World Golf Championship
1959 – 7.1 quake strikes Yellowstone National Park
1987 – Bunt single gives Paul Molitor longest hit streak of 1980s at 32 games
1996 – Soyuz TM-24, launched into orbit
2005 – The first forced evacuation of settlers, as part of the Israel unilateral disengagement plan, starts.
2013 – 18 people are killed in conflict between Boko Harem and Nigerian military

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Famous Birthdays

1890 – Harry L Hopkins, US politician (Loan and Lease law)
1909 – Larry Clinton, American trumpeter and bandleader (d. 1985)
1927 – Robert Moore, American director and actor (Murder by Death, Marshall-Diana), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1984)
1930 – James Gulliver, businessman
1953 – Judith Regan, American book publisher
1973 – Paul Wiggins, offensive linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)

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Famous Deaths

1723 – Joseph Bingham, English scholar (b. 1668)
1777 – Giuseppe Scarlotti, composer, dies at 54
1945 – Pater Bleijs, [Louis], resistance fighter, dies in car accident
1953 – Johannes B Tielrooy, literature (French Living Lesson), dies at 66
1993 – Robert C Maynard, CEO (Oakland Tribune), dies at 56
1995 – William Strethan “Wild Bill” Davis, musician, dies at 76

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