Today in History for 27th July 2018

Historical Events

1909 – Orville Wright tests 1st US Army airplane, flying 1h12m40s
1930 – 25th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (4-1)
1948 – Australia set 404 to win v England at Headingley
1968 – Carol Mann wins LPGA Supertest Canadian Golf Open
1992 – Nelson Mandela says a general strike will go ahead to protest for the removal of South African President F. W. de Klerk from power and for free elections
1993 – NBC TV awarded 1996 Olympic coverage for $456 million

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Famous Birthdays

1833 – Thomas George Bonney, English geologist, born in Rugeley, United Kingdom (d. 1923)
1848 – Vladimir de Pachmann, Russian-German pianist, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1933)
1952 – Hannu-Pekka Hänninen, Finnish sports commentator
1959 – David East, English cricketer, born in London
1963 – Karrin Allyson, American jazz singer (Wild for You), born in Great Bend, Kansas
1977 – Foo Swee Chin, Singaporean comic book artist

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Famous Deaths

1828 – Gilbert Charles Stuart, painter, dies
1883 – Montgomery Blair, American lawyer (Dred Scott V Sandford), dies at 70
1952 – Roland Pope, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies
1978 – Aasan Ferit Alnar, composer, dies at 72
1995 – Rick Ferrell, American baseball Hall of Fame catcher, dies at 89
2012 – Geoffrey Hughes, British actor, dies from prostate cancer at 68

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