Today in History for 28th July 2018

Historical Events

1717 – Prussian king Frederik Willhelm I gives compulsory education to 5-12 yrs
1952 – Rogers Hornsby replaces Luke Sewell as Cincinnati Reds manager
1957 – Mickey Wright wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
1972 – 39th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Dallas 20, All Stars 7 (54,162)
1993 – Mariner Ken Griffey Jr is 3rd to hit HRs in 8 straight games
1994 – Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers throws the only perfect game in franchise history, against the California Angels

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Famous Birthdays

1778 – Charles Stewart, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), (d. 1869)
1925 – Baruch S. Blumberg, American scientist, Nobel laureate
1948 – Gerald Casale, American musician and director (founding member of Devo), born in Ravenna, Ohio
1962 – Rachel Sweet, American singer, born in Akron, Ohio
1986 – Alexandra Chando, American actress (As the World Turns), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
1990 – Soulja Boy [DeAndre Cortez Way], American rapper, born in Chicago, Illinois

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Famous Deaths

1285 – Queen Keran of Armenia, consort of Leo III of Armenia
1711 – Gerard Lairesse, painter, buried
1837 – John Ross, British composer and organist, dies at 73
1965 – Minor Watson, American actor (Woman of the Year, Viva Cisco Kid), dies at 75
2011 – Abdul Fatah Younis, Former Libyan Interior Minister, assassinated for pro-Gadaffi ties (b. 1944)
2013 – Frank Castillo, American MLB player, drowns at 44

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