Today in History for 22nd July 2018

Historical Events

1739 – Ottoman Empire defeats Austria at Crocyka (Krotzka) in Serbia and then successfully laids siege to Belgrade
1919 – De Falla and Massine’s “Three-cornered Hat” premieres in London
1923 – Walter Johnson becomes 1st to strikeout 3,000 (en route to 3,508)
1942 – Gasoline rationing using coupons begins
1990 – 77th Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA
2001 – 130th British Golf Open: David Duval shoots a 274 at Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Club

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Famous Birthdays

1894 – Oskar Maria Graf, German writer, born in Berg, Bavaria (d. 1967)
1927 – George Hunter, South Africa, light heavyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1948)
1964 – Rafael Addison, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets)
1965 – Shawn Michaels, [Mike Hickenbottom], wrestler (WWF/AWA), born in San Antonio, Texas
1971 – William Bell, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
1972 – Seth Fisher, American comic book artist and penciller (d.2006)

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Famous Deaths

1852 – Auguste Marmont, French marshal, dies at 77
1909 – D v Liliencron, writer, dies at 65
1992 – Wayne McLaren, American stuntman, model, actor, and rodeo performer (Marlboro Man), dies of lung cancer at 51
2003 – Wahome Muthahi, Kenyan humourist (b. 1954)
2006 – José Antonio Delgado, Venezuelan mountain climber (b. 1965)
2011 – Tom Aldredge, American actor (The Sopranos, What About Bob, Nurse, Mind Snatchers), dies at 83

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