Today in History for 1st July 2018

Historical Events

1859 – 1st intercollegiate baseball game, Amherst beats Williams 66-32 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
1932 – NY newspaper Evening Standard goes bankrupt
1953 – KTVH (now KWCH) TV channel 12 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (CBS) begins
1972 – “Hair” closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 1750 performances
1992 – Ali Kafi becomes president of Algeria
2005 – Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers is suspended for 20 games and fined $50k for shoving a cameraman – sentence later overturned

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Famous Birthdays

1869 – William Strunk Jr., American grammarian (d. 1946)
1872 – Louis Bleriot, 1st man to fly an airplane across English Channel
1888 – Ben Taylor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman/manager (Negro Leagues), born in Anderson, South Carolina (d. 1953)
1910 – Glen Hardin, American athlete (Olympic gold 1936 400m hurdles), born in Derma, Mississippi (d. 1975)
1921 – Seretse Khama, 1st President of Botswana (1966-80), born in Serowe, Botswana (d. 1980)
1976 – Ruud van Nistelrooy, Dutch soccer striker (Netherlands 70 caps, Man U), born in Oss, Netherlands

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Famous Deaths

868 – Ali al-Hadi, Shia Imam (b. 828)
1622 – William Parker, 4th Baron Monteagle, English peer and politician (helped stop Gunpowder Plot) (b. 1575)
1991 – Joost Baljeu, painter/founder-editor Structure, dies
1995 – Ronald Farrow, radio producer and priest, dies at 49
2001 – Nicolay G. Basov, Soviet physicist who specialized in quantum electronics (laser, maser) and 1964 Nobel laureate, dies at 78
2013 – John Stanford, American college baseball coach/administrator (Middle Tennessee), dies at 77

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