Today in History for 4th August 2018

Historical Events

1636 – Johan Mauritius appointed governor of Dutch Brazil
1830 – Plans for city of Chicago laid out
1943 – British premier Winston Churchill travels on the Queen Mary to Canada
1953 – Black families move into Trumbull Park housing project in Chicago
1976 – England beats Australia by 8 wickets in the limited overs cricket international at Lord’s; first time women are permitted to play on the main square at ‘the home of cricket’
2010 – California’s Proposition 8, the ballot initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage passed by the state’s voters in 2008, is overturned by Judge Vaughn Walker in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger

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Famous Birthdays

1897 – Joseph Calleia, Maltese-American actor (Jungle Book, Gilda, Touch of Evil), born in Mdina, Malta (d. 1975)
1908 – Osbert Lancaster, English cartoonist and author (Daily Express), born in London (d. 1986)
1965 – Dennis Lehane, American crime writer
1967 – Michael Lawrence Marsh, American sprinter (Olympic 200m gold 1992, silver 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
1979 – Robin Peterson, South African cricketer
1992 – Tiffany Evans, American singer

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Famous Deaths

1778 – Pierre de Rigaud, French colonial governor in North America (b. 1698)
1904 – Arnold Krug, German composer, dies at 54
1914 – Jules Lemaître, French critic and dramatist, dies at 61
1982 – Bruce Goff, American Architect (b. 1904)
1991 – Nikiforos Vrettakos, Greek poet (Hodyne), dies at 80
2012 – Arnie Risen, Basketball Hall of Fame center (4-time NBA All Star), dies at 87

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