Today in History for 2nd July 2018

Historical Events

706 – Remains of Chinese Emperor Gaozong, his wife Empress Wu Zetian and family members interred in Qianling Mausoleum by Emperor Zhongzong, outside Chang’an on Mount Liangshan
1946 – Dutch Beel government forms
1966 – Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: American Billie Jean King beats Maria Bueno of Brazil 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 for the first of her 12 Grand Slam singles titles
1971 – USSR performs underground nuclear test
1987 – Nilde Iotti is named as the first female President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies.
1988 – Lester Dumakude, commander of an Umkhonto we Sizwe special operations unit, detonate a car bomb by remote control outside Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa

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Famous Birthdays

1890 – Earl Roy Curry, religious thinker and Kirtland Temple overseer (d. 1980)
1942 – Georgi Ivanov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33)
1964 – Joe Magrane, baseball player
1972 – Darren Shan, Irish children’s author
1972 – Towanna Stone, Miss USA-Tennessee (1997, 3rd)
1975 – Daniel Kowalski, Australian swimmer (Olympics-bronze/silver-96), born in Singapore

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Famous Deaths

1663 – Thomas Selle, German composer, dies at 64
1915 – Gen Porfirio [Jose de la Cruz] Diaz, president Mexico, dies
1919 – Anna Howard Shaw, American suffragette, dies at 72
1973 – Ferdinand Schörner, German field marshal (b. 1892)
1999 – Mario Puzo, American author, dies at 78
2010 – Laurent Terzieff, French actor (Head Over Heels, Milky Way), dies at 75

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