Today in History for 21st July 2018

Historical Events

1542 – Pope Paul III begins inquisition against Protestants (Sactum Officium)
1846 – Mormons found 1st English settlement in California (San Joaquin Valley)
1884 – 1st Test Cricket match played at Lord’s
1954 – At Geneva, France agrees to independence of North and South Vietnam
2011 – 44th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
2013 – 142nd British Golf Open: Phil Mickelson shoots a 281 at Muirfield Golf Links

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Famous Birthdays

1828 – John Rutter Brooke, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania (d. 1926)
1858 – Alfred Henry O’Keeffe, New Zealand artist, born in Sandhurst, Victoria (d. 1941)
1941 – Jim Bates, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
1943 – Edward Herrmann, actor (Day of the Dolphin, Reds), born in Washington, D.C.
1961 – Don Wilson, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
1989 – Rory Culkin, American actor

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Famous Deaths

1544 – René of Chalon [Renatus of Nassau], prince of Orange, slain in battle
1899 – Robert G. Ingersoll, American politician and military officer (b. 1833)
1975 – Billy West [Roy B Weissburg], Russian actor, Charlie Chaplin impersonator and silent film director (Further Perils of Laurel and Hardy), dies at 82
1985 – Vicki Vola, actress (Miss Miller-Mr District Attorney)
1990 – Sacha Piteoff, dies of heart failure at 70
1996 – John Kevin Moorhouse, test pilot, dies at 50

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