Today in History for 7th July 2018

Historical Events

1829 – Royal Military Chapel forms
1878 – Social-Democratic United forms in Amsterdam
1939 – “The Rules of the Game”, French film directed by Jean Renoir, starring Nora Gregor and Paulette Dubost, premieres in Paris
1960 – US cemetery officially opens at Margraten, Netherlands
1980 – American boxer Larry Holmes scores a 7th round TKO of Scott LeDoux in Bloomington, Minnesota in defence of his WBC heavyweight title
2005 – Coordinated terrorist bomb blasts strike London’s public transport system during the morning rush hour killing 52 and injuring 700

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Famous Birthdays

1879 – Jacob Weinberg, Rusian-born Jewish composer, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1956)
1911 – Gian-Carlo Menotti, Italian composer (Amahl and Night Visitors)
1929 – Marcel Liebman, Belgian historian
1948 – Fred Brown, NBAer (Seattle SuperSonic)
1973 – Matt Mantei, American baseball player
1974 – Patrick Lalime, St Bonaventure, NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins)

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Famous Deaths

1794 – Pascal Boyer, composer, dies at 51
1903 – Jose Augusto da Ferreira Veiga, composer, dies at 64
1944 – Georges Mandel [Louis Rothschild], French politician and resistance leader, is executed by the Milice at 59
1981 – Mildred Lisette Norman a.k.a. Peace Pilgrim, American pacifist and activist
1983 – Vicki Morgan, mistress (Beautiful Bad Girl), murdered at 30
1994 – Carlo Chiti, Italian race car engineer (b. 1924)

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