Today in History for 18th July 2018

Historical Events

1915 – Second Battle of Isonzo begins and ends with over 80,000 casualties
1944 – Arne Andersson runs world record 1 mile (4:01.6)
1954 – Cards losing 8-1 to Phillies begin stalling in 5th, they forfeit game
1976 – Stockhausens “Sirius” premieres in NYC
1986 – Royals announce that manager Dick Howser, 50, has a brain tumor
1996 – The UN approves an Iraqi aid distribution plan, a major step forward in the direction of allowing Iraq to sell oil under Resolution 986

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Famous Birthdays

1711 – Pierre-Joseph Le Blan, composer
1890 – Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1983)
1938 – Paul Verhoeven, Dutch film director (Basic Instinct, Total Recall), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
1946 – Tim Lynch, rocker (Flaming Groovies)
1954 – Robert Cameron, CFL punter (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1963 – Al Snow, American professional wrestler

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Famous Deaths

1544 – René van Chalon, viceroy of Holland, dies in battle at 25
1650 – Christoph Scheiner, German astronomer and physicist, dies at 74
1721 – Jean Antoine Watteau, French painter, dies
1833 – Joseph Comb, missionary to Moluccas, dies at 63
1990 – Karl Menninger, psychatrist (Menninger Clinic), dies at 96 of cancer
1993 – Davis Roberts, American actor (Westworld, Star Trek, The Killers), dies of emphysema at 76

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