Today in History for 9th July 2018

Historical Events

1868 – 1st African American cabinet member in South Carolina, Francis L Cardozo as Secretary of State
1963 – All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants)
1967 – 13th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth
1978 – American Nazi Party holds a rally at Marquette Park, Chicago
2009 – Joe Sakic retires after 21 NHL seasons with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche franchise, finishing with 625 goals and 1,641 points
2014 – Joko Widodo is elected President of Indonesia

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Famous Birthdays

1898 – Marcel Delannoy, composer
1919 – Peggy Braithwaite, lighthouse-keeper
1938 – Brian Dennehy, Ct, actor (Check is in the Mail, F/X, Cocoon, Ants)
1947 – Haruomi Hosono, Japanese musician
1959 – Clive Stafford Smith, British human-rights lawyer
1971 – Danalee Bragado, WPVA volleyballer (Best of Beach-9th-1995), born in Honolulu, Hawaii

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Famous Deaths

1654 – Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans, Bohemia and Hungary, dies of smallpox (b. 1633)
1845 – Jacob earl of Rechteren/Appeltern, gov of Gelderland, dies at 57
1875 – Francis Preston Blair Jr, famed St Louis lawyer, dies at 54
1937 – Oliver Law, first African-American commander of U.S. troops (b. 1899)
1979 – Janardhan Gnanoba Navle, cricketer (2 Tests for India), dies
1996 – Douglas G Chapman, biomathematical statistician, dies at 76

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