Today in History for 20th July 2018

Historical Events

1911 – Boston Red Sox Smokey Joe Wood no-hits St Louis Browns, 5-0
1940 – Germany occupiers forbid Dutch Communist Party (CPN) in Netherlands
1944 – Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt led by German army officer Claus Von Stauffenberg
1960 – Sirima Bandaranaike becomes 1st female premier of Ceylon
1973 – Jack Brisco beats Harley Race in Houston, to become NWA champ
1991 – Mike Tyson is accused of raping a Miss Black America contestant

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Famous Birthdays

1766 – Thomas Bruce, earl of Elgin and Kincardine, British diplomat
1893 – Richard Billinger, Austria poet/writer (From Where I Came)
1901 – Vehbi Koc, indistrialist/philanthropist
1928 – Charles David Ganao, Djambala, French Equatorial Africa, Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo (1996-1997), (d. 2012)
1937 – Ken Ogata, Japanese actor
1968 – Michael Park, American actor

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Famous Deaths

1732 – Francesco Bartolomeo Conti, composer, dies at 51
1766 – Isabelle Farnese, queen of Spain, dies
1908 – Federico Chueca, Spanish composer, dies at 62
1962 – George MacAulay Trevelyan, English royal historian, dies at 86
1976 – Tom Lowry, cricketer (early New Zealand Test captain), dies
1989 – Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, commander (French resistance), dies

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