Today in History for 24th July 2018

Historical Events

1847 – Brigham Young and his Mormon followers arrive at Salt Lake City, Utah
1909 – Bkln Dodger Nap Rucker strikes out 16 Pittsburgh Pirates
1931 – Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2 mile (8:59.6)
1988 – 43rd US Women’s Open Golf Championship won by Liselotte Neumann
1991 – Universityof Manchester scientist announce finding a planet outside of solar system
1993 – Met Vince Coleman injures 3 when he throws cherry bomb at Dodger fans

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Famous Birthdays

1894 – Walter Schulthess, composer
1904 – Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (d. 1991)
1913 – Johnny McAfee, singer (Sammy Kaye Show), born in Dallas, Texas
1914 – David Miles Bensusan-Butt, English economist, born in Colchester, England (d. 1994)
1914 – Robert Emhardt, American actor (Another World, Underworld USA, Mooncussers), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1994)
1942 – Heinz Burt, Hargin Germany, rock bassist (Tornados)

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Famous Deaths

1868 – George Cattermole, painter/illustrator, dies
1966 – Tony Lema, US golfer, dies at 32
1980 – Uttam Kumar, Indian actor (b. 1926)
1997 – William J. Brennan, Jr. American Supreme Court judge (1956-90), dies at 91
2011 – Jane White, African-American actress and singer (Strange Fruit, Once Upon a Mattress), dies at 88
2012 – Chad Everett [Raymon Lee Cramton], American actor (Medical Center, Airplane II), dies from lung cancer at 75

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