Today in History for 23rd July 2018

Historical Events

1890 – Jack Barrett carries his cricket bat for Australia at Lord’s (67)
1931 – France announces it can’t afford to send a team to 1932 LA Olympics
1947 – 1st (US Navy) air squadron of jets, Quonset Point, Rhode Island
1960 – 15th US Women’s Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1967 – Pirate Radio Swinging Scotland closes down for financial reasons
1977 – Washington jury convicts 12 Hanafi Muslims on hostage charges

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Famous Birthdays

1735 – Johannes Herbst, composer
1895 – Florence Vidor, American actress (Jack Knife Man), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1977)
1929 – Andrew Rutherford, warden (Goldsmith’s College)
1933 – Bert Convy, actor and game show host (Tattletales), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1991)
1949 – Clive Rice, South African cricket all-rounder (WSC 1978-79, ODI 1991), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal Province (d. 2015)
1969 – Dimitri Khristich, Kiev Ukr, NHL left wing (LA Kings)

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Famous Deaths

1568 – Don Carlos, son of Spanish king Philip II, dies at about 23
1829 – Wojciech Boguslawski, Polish composer, dies at 72
1951 – Robert Flaherty, American documentary filmmaker (Nanook of North), dies at 67
1955 – Cordell Hull, statesman, dies
1973 – Marius-Francois Gaillard, composer, dies at 72
2011 – John Shalikashvili, Polish-American general (NATO), dies at 75

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