Today in History for 6th July 2018

Historical Events

1685 – Battle at Sedgemoor: King James II beats Duke of Monmouth
1945 – Washington Senator Rick Ferrell catches a record 1,722 games
1974 – Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Jimmy Connors wins his first of 2 Wimbledon singles titles beating Ken Rosewall of Australia 6-1, 6-1, 6-4
1997 – Montreal Expos retire Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Andre Dawson’s uniform #10
2006 – The Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years
2013 – Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Bob and Mike Bryan beat Ivan Dogic and Marcelo Melo to be the only pair to hold all 4 majors and Olympic gold medal at same time

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Famous Birthdays

1755 – John Flaxman, English sculptor (Westminster Abbey tomb stones)
1832 – Maximilian I of Mexico and Archduke of Austria, first and only monarch of the Second Mexican Empire, born in Vienna, Austria
1940 – Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan
1981 – Nicole Kantek, NSW Australia, gymnast (Olympics 1996)
1984 – James Henderson, American model
1987 – Matt O’Leary, American actor

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Famous Deaths

1568 – Johann Oporinus, Swiss book publisher/publisher, dies at 61
1971 – Thomas C Heart, US admiral/commander (Asiatic fleet), dies
1979 – Van McCoy, US musician (The Hustle), dies at 35
1982 – Bob Johnson, American baseball player (b. 1905)
1995 – Ivor Keys, musician/teacher, dies at 76
2002 – John Frankenheimer, American film director (b. 1930)

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