Today in History for 22nd August 2018

Historical Events

1826 – Colonies under Jedediah Strong Smith move near Salt Lake Utah
1957 – Floyd Patterson KOs Pete Rademacher in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
1962 – USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1982 – Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women’s Golf
1984 – Met pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes 11th rookie to strikeout 200
2004 – The rowing program at the Athens Olympics ends with the United States winning the men’s eights, and Romania taking the gold in the women’s eights

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Famous Birthdays

1827 – Edouard Silas, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1909)
1915 – James Hillier, Canadian-American inventor (co-created the electron microscope), born in Brantford, Canada (d. 2007)
1934 – John Chowning, American composer, born in Salem, New Jersey
1949 – Diana Nyad, American journalist and long-distance swimmer (1st to swim Bahamas to Fla-1979), born in NYC, New York
1967 – Yukiko Okada, Japanese idol singer, born in Ichinomiya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan (d. 1986)
1973 – Jennifer Makris, Miss USA-New Jersey (1997, top 10)

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Famous Deaths

1350 – Philip VI, of Valois, King of France (1328-50), dies at about 57
1807 – Maria, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh, dies at 71
1910 – George Palmer, cricketer (17 Tests for Aust 1880-86, 78 wickets), dies
1933 – Adolf Loos, Austria architect (building of houses), dies at 62
1973 – Louise Huff, actress (Sea Waif, Caprice, Disraeli), dies at 77
1994 – Tom Quirke, journalist, dies at 42

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