Today in History for 5th July 2018

Historical Events

1450 – Pope Nicolas V names Walraven van Meurs bishop of Munster
1770 – Battles of Chesma and Larga between the Russian and Ottoman Empires
1863 – Battle of Jackson, Mississippi and Battle of Birdsong Ferry, Mississippi
1906 – Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats May Sutton 6-3, 9-7 for her 3rd of 7 Wimbledon singles titles
1973 – Isle of Man begins issuing its own postage stamps
1984 – Supreme Court weakens 70-year-old “exclusionary rule”-evidence seized with defective court warrants can now be used in criminal trials

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Famous Birthdays

1841 – William C. Whitney, American financier (d. 1904)
1874 – Eugen Fischer, Nazi physician (Kaiser Wilhelm Institute), born in Karlsruhe, Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany (d. 1967)
1965 – Eyran Katsenelenbogen, Israeli jazz pianist
1968 – John Ruskin a.k.a. Nardwuar the Human Serviette, Canadian journalist
1968 – Alex Zülle, Swiss cyclist
1985 – Stephanie McIntosh, Australian pop singer and actress

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Famous Deaths

1375 – Charles III of Alençon, French archbishop (b. 1337)
1833 – Nicéphore Niépce, French inventor (b. 1765)
1957 – Charles Sherwood Noble, American-born inventor
1980 – Archibald James Potter, composer, dies at 61
2007 – George Melly, British jazz and blues musician (b. 1926)
2007 – Kerwin Mathews, American actor (b. 1926)

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