Today in History for 3rd August 2018

Historical Events

1956 – American sprinter Willie Williams sets 100m world record at 10.1 in Berlin, Germany
1958 – The Billboard Hot 100 is founded
1960 – Niger gains independence from France
1969 – Cincinnati Reds with 25 hits and 10 runs in 5th edge Philadelphia Phillies 19-17 at Connie Mack Stadium
1972 – Chozen-ji/Intl Zen Dojo founded by Omori Sogen Roshi, in Hawaii
1985 – Train crash at Flaujac, France: 35 killed

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Famous Birthdays

1902 – Regina Jonas, German first woman rabbi (d. 1944)
1905 – Maggie Kuhn, activist/co-founder (Gray Panthers)
1918 – James MacGregor Burns, political writer (The Lion and the Fox)
1923 – Roger Foulon, French/Belgian poet
1924 – Max van der Stoel, Dutch Foreign minister (PvdA)
1956 – Abhisit Vejjajiva, Thai politician

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Famous Deaths

1929 – Thorstein Veblen, American economist (Theory of the Leisure Class-1899), dies at 72
1996 – Guido Alberti, Italian film actor (Marco the Magnificent), dies at 87
2003 – Roger Voudouris, American singer and songwriter (b. 1954)
2006 – Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, singer (b. 1915)
2008 – Skip Caray, American TV and radio broadcaster (b. 1939)
2017 – Theodore “Ted” Stanley, American anesthesiologist and medical entrepreneur (created the fentanyl lollipop), dies at 77

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