Today in History for 30th July 2018

Historical Events

1653 – Johan de Witt sworn in as pension advisor of Holland
1914 – John French appointed British supreme commander
1914 – Austrian-Hungary and Russia proclaim general mobilization
1930 – FIFA World Cup Final: Uruguay beats Argentina 4-2 in the inaugural event in Montevideo, Uruguay
1941 – German occupiers forbid SDAP, VDB, ARP, RKSP, CHU and SGP in Netherlands
1991 – Heavy metal band Metallica release their single “Enter Sandman”

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Famous Birthdays

1910 – Edgar de Evia, American photographer (d. 2003)
1961 – Laurence Fishburne, American actor (The Matrix, CSI, Apocalypse Now), born in Augusta, Georgia
1971 – Tom Green, Canadian comedian and actor
1972 – Clif Groce, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
1981 – Hope Solo, American soccer player (US women’s national team goalkeeper), born in Richland, Washington
1982 – Yvonne Strahovski, Australian actress

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Famous Deaths

1566 – Guillaume Rondelet, French Naturalist famous for his study of marine animals, dies at 58
1718 – William Penn, English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania (No cross, no crown), dies at 73
1970 – Louis Lomax, African-American author and journalist, dies in a car accident 47
1994 – Enid Balint-Edmonds, British psychoanalyst, dies at 90
1997 – Bảo Đại, last Emperor of Vietnam (1926-45) and Chief of State of South Vietnam (1949-55), dies at 85
2006 – Al Balding, Canadian golfer (b. 1924)

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