Today in History for 25th July 2018

Historical Events

1814 – English engineer George Stephenson introduces his first steam locomotive, a travelling engine designed for hauling coal on the Killingworth wagonway named Blücher
1952 – Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing US commonwealth (Constitution Day)
1978 – John Lydon forms rock group Public Ltd Image
1982 – 37th US Women’s Open Golf Championship won by Janet Anderson
1996 – Kim LaPlante of Washington state crowned Mrs United States
2014 – Both Israel and Hamas review US Secretary of State John Kerry’s proposal for an immediate ceasefire and meetings in Cairo

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Famous Birthdays

1780 – Christian Theodor Weinlig, German composer, teacher and choir master, born in Dresden, Saxony (d. 1842)
1840 – Flora Adams Darling, American writer and historian, founded Daughters of American Revolution, born in Lancaster, New Hampshire (d. 1910)
1861 – Andrew Cowper Lawson, Scottish-Canadian Geologist who was the first person to identify and name the San Andreas Fault, born in Anstruther ,Scotland (d. 1952)
1882 – George S. Rentz, Navy Chaplain, Navy Cross (d. 1942)
1964 – Tony Granato, Downers Grove, NHL left wing (LA Kings)
1969 – Angela Melini, Saigon, Vietnam, playmate (Jun, 1992)

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Famous Deaths

1791 – Isaac Low, American Continental Congressman (b. 1735)
1989 – Steve Rubell, American night club owner (b. 1943)
1993 – Nan Grey [Eschal Miller], American actress (Three Smart Girls, Dracula’s Daughters), dies of heart failure on her 75th birthday
1995 – Osvaldo Pugliese, musician/composer, dies at 89
2008 – Jeff Fehring, Australian rules footballer (b. 1955)
2009 – Harry Patch, the last surviving soldier to have served in the trenches in World War I, dies at 111 (b. 1898)

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