Today in History for 3rd July 2018

Historical Events

1767 – Pitcairn Island is discovered by Midshipman Robert Pitcairn on an expeditionary voyage commanded by Philip Carteret
1890 – Idaho admitted as 43rd US state
1953 – Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: American Vic Seixas wins his only Wimbledon singles title with a 9-7, 6-3, 6-4 over Dane Kurt Nielsen
1965 – USSR and Persia sign dam building and economic aid pact
1970 – British aircraft crashes at Barcelona, 112 killed
1973 – Brothers Jim and Gaylord Perry face each other for only time, Tigers beat Indians 5-4, as Gaylord loses

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Famous Birthdays

1731 – Samuel Huntington, (Gov-Ct), Continental Congress pres
1846 – Achilles Alferaki, composer
1861 – Peter Jackson, heavyweight boxer (hall of famer)
1961 – Tim Smith, English musician (Cardiacs)
1964 – Gary Ryan, rocker (Blackhearts)
1965 – Vinson Smith, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears)

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Famous Deaths

1862 – William Barksdale, Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 40
1929 – Dustin Farnum, American actor (Squaw Man, Virginian, The Flaming Frontier), dies at 55
1957 – Dolf Luque, Cuban baseball player, dies at 66
1973 – Charles Ancerl, Czech conductor (Prague/Toronto), dies at 63
1995 – Gil Wolman, situationist, dies at 65
2001 – Johnny Russell, American country singer and songwriter (b. 1940)

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