Today in History for 8th July 2018

Historical Events

1953 – US stops aid to Persia
1958 – 25th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-3 at Memorial Stadium, Balt
1967 – Helen Weston of Detroit rolls a record 4,585 in 24 games
1973 – Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Czech Jan Kodeš beats Alex Metreveli of Russia 6-1, 9-8, 6-3 for his 3rd Grand Slam singles success
1985 – Marge Schott becomes CEO of Cincinnati Red
1992 – Florida Marlins unveil their uniform

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Famous Birthdays

1819 – Alexander Hays, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Franklin, Pennsylvania (d. 1864)
1826 – Robert Kingston Scott, American governor of South Carolina (1868-1872) and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania (d. 1900)
1938 – Marian Ackerman, women’s rights advocacy administrator
1968 – C B Washington, NFLer (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1972 – Karl Dykhuis, Sept-iles, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers)
1974 – Zhanna Friske, Russian actress and singer

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Famous Deaths

1859 – Oscar I, King of Sweden and Norway (1844-59), dies at 60
1939 – [Henry] Havelock Ellis, English sexologist (Man and Woman), dies at 80
1941 – Moses Schorr, Polish rabbi, senator, historian and orientalist (b. 1874)
1957 – Grace Goodhue Coolidge, American First Lady (1923-29), dies at 78
1979 – Robert B. Woodward, American organic chemist (Nobel 1965), dies at 62
2017 – Nelsan Ellis, American actor (True Blood), dies of complications from heart failure at 39

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