Today in History for 29th July 2018

Historical Events

1221 – Emperor Go-Horikawa aged only 10 years old ascends to the Chrysanthemum Throne of Japan
1836 – Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris
1899 – The First Hague Convention is signed.
1899 – Southern California Golf Association forms
1970 – 6 days of race rioting in Hartford Ct
1986 – Dennis Amiss scores his 100th 100, Warwickshire v Lancashire

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Famous Birthdays

1883 – Manuel Infante, Spanish composer/conductor
1899 – Walter Beall, American baseball player (d. 1959)
1963 – Steve Frey, Meadowbrook PA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
1965 – Chang-Rae Lee, Korean-born author
1972 – Steven Branscombe, WLAF WR (Scotland Claymores)
1977 – Greg Burgess, American 200m individual medley (Olympic silver 1992, 96)

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Famous Deaths

1786 – Franz Asplmayr, composer, dies at 58
1792 – René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, Chancellor of France (b. 1714)
1897 – Joost G Kist, lawyer/president of High Council (1885-97), dies at 74
1983 – David Niven, British actor (Around the World in 80 Days, Rugues), dies in Switzerland at 73
1987 – Arthur Chipperfield, cricketer (14 Tests for Australia), dies
2003 – Johnny Walker [Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi], Indian actor (Madhumati, Chachi 420), dies at 82

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