Wednesday, 11 August 2010

August 11 - Events

August 11th Details:
  • August 11th Summary
  • August 11th Births
  • August 11th Deaths
  • August 11th Events
August 11th Events:
3114 BC – The Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, used by several pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations, notably the Mayans, begins.
2492 BC – Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation.
480 BC – Greco-Persian Wars: Battle of Artemisium – the Persians win a naval victory over the Greeks in an engagement fought near Artemisium, a promontory on the north coast of Euboea.
355 – Claudius Silvanus, accused of treason, proclaims himself Roman Emperor against Constantius II.
1755 – Charles Lawrence gives expulsion orders to remove the Acadians from Nova Scotia beginning the Great Upheaval.
1786 – Captain Francis Light establishes the British colony of Penang in Malaysia
1804 – Francis II assumes the title of first Emperor of Austria.
1858 – The Eiger in the Bernese Alps is ascended for the first time by Charles Barrington accompanied by Christian Almer and Peter Bohren.
1898 – Spanish-American War: American troops enter the city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
1918 – World War I: the Battle of Amiens ends.
1919 – The constitution of the Weimar Republic is adopted.
1920 – The Latvia-Bolshevist Russia peace treaty, which relinquished Russia's authority and pretenses to Latvia, is signed.
1929 – Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.
1934 – The first civilian prisoners arrive at the Federal prison on Alcatraz Island.
1942 – Actress Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil receive a patent for a frequency hopping, spread spectrum communication system that later became the basis for modern technologies in wireless telephones and Wi-Fi.
1952 – Hussein is proclaimed King of Jordan.
1960 – Chad declares independence.
1965 – Race riots (the Watts riots) begin in the Watts area of Los Angeles, California.
1972 – Vietnam War: the last United States ground combat unit departs South Vietnam.
1975 – East Timor: Governor Mário Lemos Pires of Portuguese Timor abandons the capital Dili, following a coup by the Timorese Democratic Union (UDT) and the outbreak of civil war between UDT and Fretilin.
1982 – A bomb explodes on Pan Am Flight 830, en route from Tokyo to Honolulu, killing one teenager and injuring 15 passengers.
1999 – The Salt Lake City Tornado tears through the downtown district of the city, killing one.
2003 – NATO takes over command of the peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, marking its first major operation outside Europe in its 54-year-history.
2003 – Jemaah Islamiyah leader Riduan Isamuddin, better known as Hambali, is arrested in Bangkok, Thailand.
2003 – A heat wave in Paris results in temperatures rising to 112 °F (44 °C), leaving about 144 people dead.

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Tuesday, 10 August 2010

August 10 - Deaths

August 10th Details:
August 10 Deaths:
258 – Lawrence of Rome (Saint Lawrence) - Spanish-born deacon of Rome (martyred) (b. 225)
1535 – Ippolito de' Medici - ruler of Florence (b. 1509)
1637 – Johann Gerhard - German Lutheran leader (b. 1582)
1653 – Maarten Tromp - Dutch admiral (b. 1598)
1655 – Alfonso de la Cueva - marqués de Bedmar, Spanish cardinal & diplomat (b. 1572)
1723 – Guillaume Dubois - French cardinal & statesman (b. 1656)
1759 – King Ferdinand VI of Spain (b. 1713)
1784 – Allan Ramsay - Scottish painter (b. 1713)
1802 – Franz Aepinus - German natural philosopher (b. 1724)
1806 – Michael Haydn - Austrian composer (b. 1737)
1839 – John St Aubyn - British fossil collector (b. 1758)
1862 – Honinbo Shusaku - Japanese Go player (b. 1829)
1875 – Karl Andree - German geographer (b. 1808)
1896 – Otto Lilienthal - German aviation pioneer (b. 1848)
1915 – Henry Moseley - English physicist (b. 1887)
1918 – Erich Loewenhardt - German flying ace (b. 1897)
1920 – Ádám Politzer - Hungarian-Austrian physician (b. 1835)
1928 – Rex Cherryman - American actor (b. 1897)
1929 – Pierre Fatou - French mathematician (b. 1878)
1932 – Rin Tin Tin - German shepherd dog, the first famous dog of that name (b. 1918)
1945 – Robert H. Goddard - American rocket scientist (b. 1882)
1948 – Kwan-Ichi Asakawa - Japanese historian (b. 1873)
1948 – Andrew Brown - Scottish football coach (b. 1870)
1948 – Montague Summers - English writer (b. 1880)
1958 – Frank Demaree - American baseball player (b. 1910)
1963 – Estes Kefauver - American politician (b. 1903)
1963 – Ernst Wetter - member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1877)
1969 – Leno LaBianca - American businessman (b. 1925)
1969 – Rosemary LaBianca - American housewife (b. 1930)
1976 – Bert Oldfield - Australian cricketer (b. 1894)
1979 – Walter Gerlach - German physicist (b. 1889)
1979 – Dick Foran - American actor (b. 1910)
1980 – Yahya Khan - Pakistani politician (b. 1917)
1982 – Anderson Bigode Herzer - Brazilian writer & poet (b. 1962)
1986 – Alan Rouse - British mountaineer (b. 1951)
1993 – Euronymous (Øystein Aarseth) - Norwegian guitarist (Mayhem) (b. 1968)
1987 – Georgios Athanasiadis-Novas - Greek lawyer & politician, the 163rd Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1893)
1997 – Conlon Nancarrow - American composer (b. 1912)
1997 – Jean-Claude Lauzon - Quebec film director (b. 1953)
1999 – Paṇḍit Baldev Upadhyaya - Indian Sanskrit scholar (b. 1899)
2000 – Gilbert Parkhouse - English cricketer (b. 1925)
2001 – Lou Boudreau - American baseball player & manager (b. 1917)
2002 – Michael Houser - American guitarist (Widespread Panic) (b. 1962)
2002 – Kristen Nygaard - Norwegian computer scientist (b. 1926)
2003 – Carmita Jiménez - Puerto Rican singer (b. c. 1944)
2007 – Henry Cabot Lodge Bohler - American military pilot & civil rights activist (b. 1925)
2007 – James E. Faust - American religious figure (b. 1920)
2007 – Tony Wilson - British music personality & broadcaster (b. 1950)
2007 – Chris Reyka - American law enforcement official (b. 1956)
2008 – Isaac Hayes - American singer-songwriter, keyboardist & actor (b. 1942)

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Sunday, 1 August 2010

August 1 - Summary

August 1st Summary:

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August 1 - Deaths

August 1st Details:
August 1 Deaths:
30 BC – Mark Antony - Roman politician & general (b. 83 BC)
371 – St Eusebius of Vercelli - Italian bishop (b. 283)
527 – Emperor Justin I (b. 450)
1137 – King Louis VI of France (b. 1081)
1227 – Shimazu Tadahisa - Japanese warlord (b. 1179)
1252 – Giovanni da Pian del Carpine - Italian explorer (b. c.1180)
1402 – Edmund of Langley - 1st Duke of York, son of Edward III of England (b. 1341)
1457 – Lorenzo Valla - Italian humanist (b. c.1406)
1464 – Cosimo de' Medici - ruler of Florence (b. 1386)
1541 – Simon Grynaeus - German theologian (b. 1493)
1546 – Peter Faber - French Jesuit theologian (b. 1506)
1557 – Olaus Magnus - Swedish writer (b. 1490)
1580 – Albrecht Giese - German politician & diplomat (b. 1524)
1589 – Jacques Clément - French assassin of Henry III of France (b. 1567)
1675 – Weetamoo - sachem of Pocasetts, a band of the Wampanoag Indians her death winding up the end of King Philip's War (b. 1635)
1714 – Queen Anne of Great Britain (b. 1665)
1787 – Alphonsus Liguori - Italian founder of the Redemptionist order (b. 1696)
1795 – Clas Bjerkander - Swedish meteorologist, botanist, & entomologist(b. 1735)
1796 – Robert Pigot - British army officer (b. 1720)
1798 – François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers - French admiral (killed in battle) (b. 1753)
1807 – John Walker - British lexicographer (b. 1732)
1812 – Yakov Kulnev - Russian general (killed in battle) (b. 1763)
1851 – William Joseph Behr - German writer (b. 1775)
1866 – John Ross (aka. Kooweskoowe) - Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation (b. 1790)
1903 – Calamity Jane - American frontierswoman (b. 1853)
1911 – Samuel Arza Davenport - American politician (b. 1843)
1911 – Edwin Austin Abbey - American painter (b. 1852)
1917 – Frank Little - American labor organizer (lynched) (b. 1879)
1918 – John Riley Banister - American cowboy & Texas Ranger (b. 1854)
1920 – Bal Gangadhar Tilak - Indian nationalist leader (b. 1856)
1929 – Syd Gregory - Australian cricketer (b. 1870)
1938 – John Aasen - American actor (b. 1890)
1943 – Lydia Litvyak - Soviet female flying ace (b. 1921)
1944 – Manuel L. Quezon - First President of the Philippine Commonwealth (b. 1878)
1964 – Johnny Burnette - American singer (b. 1934)
1966 – Charles Whitman - American mass murderer (shot by police) (b. 1941)
1967 – Richard Kuhn - Austrian chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1900)
1970 – Frances Farmer - American actress (b. 1913)
1970 – Otto Heinrich Warburg - German physician & physiologist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1883)
1973 – Gian Francesco Malipiero - Italian composer (b. 1882)
1973 – Walter Ulbricht - German communist statesman (b. 1893)
1974 – Ildebrando Antoniutti - Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1898)
1977 – Gary Powers - American spy plane pilot (b. 1929)
1980 – Patrick Depailler - French Formula 1 driver (b. 1944)
1980 – Strother Martin - American actor (b. 1919)
1981 – Paddy Chayefsky - American writer (b. 1923)
1989 – John Ogdon - British pianist (b. 1937)
1990 – Norbert Elias - German sociologist (b. 1897)
1990 – Graham Young - British serial killer (b. 1947)
1996 – Frida Boccara - French singer (b. 1940)
1996 – Tadeus Reichstein - Polish chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1897)
1996 – Lucille Teasdale-Corti - Canadian physician & international aid worker (b. 1929)
1997 – Sviatoslav Richter - Ukrainian pianist (b. 1915)
1998 – Eva Bartok - Hungarian-born actress (b. 1927)
1999 – Nirad C. Chaudhuri - Indian-born writer (b. 1897)
2001 – Korey Stringer - American football player (b. 1974)
2003 – Guy Thys - Belgian football coach (b. 1922)
2003 – Marie Trintignant - French actress (b. 1962)
2004 – Philip Abelson - American physicist (b. 1913)
2005 – Al Aronowitz - American music journalist (b. 1928)
2005 – King Fahd of Saudi Arabia (b. 1923)
2005 – Constant Nieuwenhuys - Dutch painter (b. 1920)
2005 – Wibo - Dutch cartoonist (b. 1918)
2006 – Jason Rhoades - American installation artist (b. 1965)
2006 – Bob Thaves - American cartoonist (b. 1924)
2006 – Iris Marion Young - American feminist & political scientist (b. 1949)
2007 – Tommy Makem - Irish folk singer (b. 1932)
2008 – Harkishan Singh Surjeet - Indian politician (b. 1916)
2009 – Corazon Aquino - Former President of the Philippines (b. 1933)
2010 – Lolita Lebrón - Puerto Rican terrorist (b. 1919)

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August 1 - Births

August 1st Details:
August 1 Births:
10 BC – Claudius - Roman Emperor (d. 54)
126 – Pertinax - Roman Emperor (d. 193)
1313 – Emperor Kōgon of Japan (d. 1364)
1377 – Emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan (d. 1433)
1545 – Andrew Melville - Scottish theologian & religious reformer (d. 1622)
1555 – Edward Kelley - English spirit medium (d. 1597)
1579 – Luís Vélez de Guevara - Spanish writer (d. 1644)
1626 – Sabbatai Zevi - Montenegrin rabbi, kabbalist, & founder of the Jewish Sabbatean movement (d. 1676)
1630 – Thomas Clifford - 1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh, English statesman (d. 1673)
1713 – Charles I - Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1780)
1714 – Richard Wilson - Welsh painter (d. 1782)
1738 – Jacques François Dugommier - French general (d. 1794)
1744 – Jean-Baptiste Lamarck - French scientist (d. 1829)
1770 – William Clark - American explorer (d. 1838)
1779 – Francis Scott Key - American lawyer & lyricist (d. 1843)
1779 – Lorenz Oken - German naturalist (d. 1851)
1815 – Richard Henry Dana, Jr. - American lawyer, politician, & author (d. 1882)
1818 – Maria Mitchell - American astronomer (d. 1889)
1819 – Herman Melville - American writer (d. 1891)
1837 – Mary Harris "Mother" Jones - American labor organizer (d. 1930)
1843 – Robert Todd Lincoln - son of Abraham Lincoln; 35th United States Secretary of War (d. 1926)
1856 – George Coulthard - Former Australian rules footballer & cricketer (d. 1883)
1858 – Hans Rott - Austrian composer (d. 1884)
1858 – Gaston Doumergue - French President (d. 1937)
1861 – Sammy Jones - Former Australian cricketer (d. 1951)
1871 – John Lester - American cricketer (d. 1969)
1885 – George de Hevesy - Hungarian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1966)
1881 – Otto Toeplitz - German mathematician (d. 1940)
1889 – Walter Gerlach - German physicist (d. 1979)
1891 – Karl Kobelt - Swiss politician (d. 1968)
1892 – Kinsan Ginsan - Japanese identical twins who lived to ages 107 & 108, respectively.
1893 – King Alexander I of Greece (d. 1920)
1894 – Ottavio Bottecchia - Italian cyclist (d. 1927)
1900 – Otto Nothling - Former Australian cricketer & rugby union footballer (d. 1965)
1901 – Pancho Villa - Filipino world boxing champion (d. 1925)
1907 – Eric Shipton - British mountaineer (d. 1977)
1910 – James Henry Govier - British artist (d. 1974)
1910 – Walter Scharf - American composer (d. 2003)
1910 – Mohammad Nissar - Indian cricketer (d. 1963)
1911 – Jackie Ormes - American cartoonist (d. 1985)
1912 – Henry Jones - American actor (d. 1999)
1914 – J. Lee Thompson - British film director (d. 2002)
1916 – Anne Hébert - French Canadian author & poet (d. 2000)
1916 – Fiorenzo Angelini - Italian cardinal
1921 – Jack Kramer - American tennis player (d. 2009)
1922 – Pat McDonald - Australian actress (d. 1990)
1923 – Val Bettin - American voice actor
1924 – Georges Charpak - Ukrainian-born physicist, Nobel laureate
1924 – Marcia Mae Jones - American actress (d. 2007)
1924 – Frank Worrell - Former West Indian cricketer (d. 1967)
1925 – Ernst Jandl - Austrian writer (d. 2000)
1926 – Theo Adam - German bass-baritone
1929 – Ann Calvello - Roller Derby queen (d. 2006)
1930 – Pierre Bourdieu - French sociologist (d. 2002)
1930 – Lionel Bart - English song-writer (d. 1999)
1930 – Julie Bovasso - American actor & writer (d. 1991)
1931 – Trevor Goddard - Former South African cricketer
1932 – Meir Kahane - American founder of the Jewish Defense League (d. 1990)
1932 – Meena Kumari - Indian film actress (d. 1972)
1933 – Dom DeLuise - American actor & comedian (d. 2009)
1933 – Jesse Corti - Venezuelan-born actor & comedian
1933 – Masaichi Kaneda - Japanese baseball player
1933 – Dušan Třeštík - Czech historian (d. 2007)
1934 – John Beck - Former New Zealand cricketer (d. 2000)
1935 – Geoff Pullar - Former England cricketer
1936 – W.D. Hamilton - British evolutionary biologist (d. 2000)
1936 – Yves Saint Laurent - French fashion designer (d. 2008)
1937 – Al D'Amato - United States Senator from New York
1940 – Mervyn Kitchen - Former Somerset cricketer & cricket international umpire
1940 – Ram Loevy - Israeli screenwriter & director
1941 – Étienne Roda-Gil - French songwriter & screenwriter (d. 2004)
1942 – Jerry Garcia - American musician (The Grateful Dead) (d. 1995)
1942 – André Gagnon - French Canadian pianist & composer
1942 – Giancarlo Giannini - Italian actor
1945 – Douglas D. Osheroff - American physicist, Nobel laureate
1945 – Sandi Griffiths - American singer, The Lawrence Welk Show
1946 – Fiona Stanley - Australian epidemiologist
1946 – Boz Burrell - British musician (King Crimson, Bad Company) (d. 2006)
1947 – Chris L. Barnard - Welsh footballer
1947 – Dennis Zine - Los Angeles city councilman
1949 – Kurmanbek Bakiyev - President of Kyrgyzstan
1949 – Ray Nettles - professional football player (d. 2009)
1950 – Jim Carroll - American poet & actor (d. 2009)
1950 – Bunkhouse Buck - American professional wrestler
1951 – Tommy Bolin - American musician (Deep Purple) (d. 1976)
1951 – Pete Mackanin - American baseball player
1952 – Zoran Đinđić - Prime Minister of Serbia (d. 2003)
1952 – Yajurvindra Singh - Former Indian cricketer
1953 – Robert Cray - American singer
1953 – Howard Kurtz - American journalist
1954 – Benno Möhlmann - German footballer
1955 – Trevor Berbick - Jamaican boxer (d. 2006)
1955 – Arun Lal - Former Indian cricketer
1956 – Tom Leykis - American radio personality
1958 – Rob Buck - American musician (10,000 Maniacs) (d. 2000)
1958 – Tor Håkon Holte - Norwegian cross country skier
1958 – Michael Penn - American singer & songwriter
1958 – Kiki Vandeweghe - American basketball player
1959 – Joe Elliott - English musician (Def Leppard)
1959 – Otomo Yoshihide - Japanese musician
1960 – Chuck D - American activist & rapper (Public Enemy)
1960 – Richard Roeper - American columnist & film critic
1962 – Jacob Matlala - South African boxer
1962 – Jesse Borrego - American actor
1963 – Coolio - American rapper
1963 – Demián Bichir - Mexican actor
1963 – John Carroll Lynch - American actor
1963 – Koichi Wakata - Japanese astronaut
1963 – Lynette Sadleir - New Zealand Olympic synchronised swimmer
1963 – Dean Wareham - New Zealand musician (Galaxie 500, Luna, Dean & Britta)
1964 – Adam Duritz - American musician (Counting Crows)
1965 – Sam Mendes - British stage & film director
1966 – James St. James - American author & nightlife personality
1967 – Gregg Jefferies - American baseball player
1968 – Dan Donegan - American musician (Disturbed)
1968 – Stacey Augmon - American basketball player
1968 – Shigetoshi Hasegawa - Japanese baseball player
1969 – Kevin Jarvis - American baseball player
1969 – David Wain - American actor
1969 – Graham Thorpe - Former England cricketer
1970 – David James - English footballer
1972 – Devon Hughes - American professional wrestler
1972 – Nicke Royale - Swedish musician (The Hellacopters)
1972 – Tanya Reid - Canadian actress
1973 – Gregg Berhalter - American footballer
1973 – Tempestt Bledsoe - American actress
1973 – Veerle Dejaeghere - Belgian athlete
1973 – Eduardo Noriega - Spanish actor
1973 – Edurne Pasaban - Spanish mountaineer
1974 – Beckie Scott - Canadian cross-country skiing athlete
1976 – Søren Jochumsen - Danish footballer
1976 – Nwankwo Kanu - Nigerian footballer
1976 – Hasan Şaş - Turkish footballer
1976 – Cristian Stoica - Romanian-born Italian rugby player
1977 – Marc Denis - Canadian ice hockey player
1977 – Damien Saez - French musician, songwriter, & author
1977 – Yoshi Tatsu - Japanese professional wrestler & boxer
1978 – Dhani Harrison - English musician
1978 – Edgerrin James - American football player
1978 – Andy Blignaut - Former Zimbabwean cricketer
1979 – Junior Agogo - Ghanaian footballer
1979 – Jason Momoa - American actor
1979 – Honeysuckle Weeks - Welsh-born actress
1980 – Mancini - Brazilian footballer
1981 – Stephen Hunt - Irish footballer
1981 – Ashley Parker Angel - North American singer & actor
1982 – Ai Tominaga - Japanese model & actress
1983 – David Gervasi - Swiss decathlete
1984 – Valery Ortiz - Puerto Rican actress
1984 – Bastian Schweinsteiger - German footballer
1984 – Francesco Gavazzi - Italian cyclist
1985 – Adam Jones (baseball) - American baseball player
1986 – Andrew Taylor - English footballer
1986 – Anton Stralman - Swedish ice hockey player
1986 – Elena Vesnina - Russian tennis player
1987 – Sébastien Pocognoli - Belgian footballer
1987 – Rumi Hiiragi - Japanese actress
1989 – Stephanie Hwang - Korean entertainer
1989 – Madison Bumgarner - American baseball player
1990 – Jack O'Connell - English actor (Skins)
1998 – Khamani Griffin - American actor

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Saturday, 31 July 2010

July 31 - Summary

July 31st Summary:

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July 31 - Events

July 31st Details:
July 31 Events:
30 BC – Battle of Alexandria - Mark Antony achieves a minor victory over Octavian's forces. Mark Anthony subsequently commits suicide as a result of most of his army deserting.
781 – Oldest recorded eruption of Mt. Fuji (Traditional Japanese date: July 6, 781).
904 – Thessalonica falls in a battle to the Arabs, who then destroy the city.
1009 – Pope Sergius IV becomes the 142nd pope (succeeding Pope John XVIII).
1200 – Attempted usurpation of John Komnenos the Fat.
1423 – Battle of Cravant – the French army is defeated at Cravant on the banks of the river Yonne (Hundred Years' War).
1451 – Charles VII of France orders the arrest of Jacques Cœur.
1492 – Expulsion of the Jews from Spain when the Alhambra Decree takes effect.
1498 – Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to discover the island of Trinidad - his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, .
1588 – The Spanish Armada is spotted off the coast of England.
1655 – Russian army enters the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Vilnius - Russo-Polish War (1654-1667).
1658 – Proclamation of Aurangzeb as Moghul emperor of India.
1667 – Treaty of Breda ends the Second Anglo-Dutch War.
1703 – Daniel Defoe is placed in a pillory for the crime of seditious libel after publishing a politically satirical pamphlet - natural justice leads him to be pelted with flowers.
1741 – Invasion of Upper Austria & Bohemia by Charles Albert of Bavaria.
1790 – Inventor Samuel Hopkins is issued the First U.S. patent, for a potash process.
1856 – Christchurch, New Zealand is chartered as a city.
1865 – First narrow gauge mainline railway in the world opens at Grandchester, Australia.
1895 – The Basque Nationalist Party is founded by Basque nationalist leader Sabino Arana.
1913 – The Balkan States signs an armistice at Bucharest.
1919 – Weimar constitution is adopted by the German national assembly, which comes into force on August 14.
1936 – The International Olympic Committee announces that the 1940 Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo.
1938 – Bulgaria signs a non-aggression pact with Greece & other states (Turkey, Romania, Yugoslavia).
1938 – Engraved gold & silver plates from King Darius in Persepolis are discovered by Archaeologists.
1941 – Holocaust - Instructions by Adolf Hitler to Hermann Göring leads to orders for SS General Reinhard Heydrich to "submit to me as soon as possible a general plan of the administrative material & financial measures necessary for carrying out the desired final solution of the Jewish question."
1945 – Pierre Laval, the fugitive former leader of Vichy France, surrenders to Allied soldiers in Austria.
1945 – John K. Giles attempts to escape from Alcatraz prison.
1948 – New York International Airport (later renamed John F. Kennedy International Airport) is dedicated at Idlewild Field in New York, .
1951 – Japan Airlines is established.
1954 – First ascent of K2 - by an Italian expedition led by Ardito Desio.
1959 – Basque separatist organisation ETA is founded.
1964 – Ranger 7 sends back the first close-up photographs of the moon (Ranger program).
1970 – Black Tot Day - last day of the officially sanctioned rum ration in the Royal Navy.
1971 – Apollo 15 astronauts become the first to ride in a lunar rover (Apollo program).
1972 – Operation Motorman - British troops move into the no-go areas of Belfast & Derry, Northern Ireland.
1976 – Viking 1 – NASA releases the famous Face on Mars photo (Viking program).
1981 – General Omar Torrijos of Panama dies in a plane crash.
1981 – A total solar eclipse occurs.
1991 – The Medininkai Massacre in Lithuania.
1992 – A Thai Airways Airbus A300-310 crashes into a mountain north of Kathmandu, Nepal.
1992 – Georgia joins the United Nations.
2002 – Hebrew University of Jerusalem is attacked when a bomb explodes in a cafeteria.
2006 – Fidel Castro hands over power temporarily to brother Raúl Castro.

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July 31 - Deaths

July 31st Details:
July 31 Deaths:
855 – Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal - Muslim Jurisprudent (b. 780)
1396 – William Courtenay - Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1342)
1508 – Na'od - Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1494)
1556 – Ignatius Loyola - Spanish priest & founder of the Jesuits (b. 1491)
1653 – Thomas Dudley - Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1576)
1726 – Nicolaus II Bernoulli - Swiss mathematician (b. 1695)
1750 – King John V of Portugal (b. 1689)
1784 – Denis Diderot - French philosopher & encylopedist (b. 1713)
1864 – Louis Hachette - French publisher (b. 1800)
1875 – Andrew Johnson - 17th President of the United States (b. 1808)
1886 – Franz Liszt - Hungarian composer (b. 1811)
1914 – Jean Jaurès - French politician (d. 1859)
1917 – Francis Ledwidge - Irish poet (b. 1881)
1917 – Hedd Wyn - Welsh poet (b. 1887)
1920 – Ion Dragoumis - Greek diplomat, writer & revolutionary (b. 1878)
1940 – Udham Singh - Indian Extremist Freedom Fighter(b. 1899)
1943 – Hedley Verity - English Test cricketer (b. 1905)
1944 – Antoine de Saint-Exupery - French pilot & writer (b. 1900)
1953 – Robert Taft - U.S. Senator from Ohio & Presidential candidate (b. 1889)
1954 – Onofre Marimón - Argentine racing driver (b. 1923)
1963 – Sir Robert Chapman - British soldier & politician (b. 1880)
1964 – Jim Reeves - American singer (b. 1923)
1966 – Bud Powell - American jazz pianist (b. 1924)
1970 – Walter Briggs, Jr. - American sports executive (b. 1912)
1972 – Paul-Henri Spaak - Prime Minister of Belgium (b. 1899)
1973 – Azumafuji Kin'ichi - Japanese sumo wrestler (the 40th Yokozuna) & professional wrestler (b. 1921)
1980 – Pascual Jordan - German physicist (b. 1902)
1980 – Mohd. Rafi - Indian playback singer (b. 1924)
1986 – Chiune Sugihara - Japanese diplomat (b. 1900)
1986 – Teddy Wilson - American jazz pianist (b. 1912)
1988 – Trinidad Silva - American actor (b. 1950)
1990 – Albert Leduc - French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1902)
1993 – King Baudouin I of Belgium (b. 1930)
1996 – Seagram Miller - American rapper (b. 1970)
2001 – Poul Anderson - American author (b. 1926)
2001 – Francisco da Costa Gomes - 16th President of Portugal (b. 1914)
2001 – Friedrich Franz - Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (b. 1910)
2003 – Guido Crepax - Italian comics artist (b. 1933)
2004 – Virginia Grey - American actress (b. 1917)
2004 – Laura Betti - Italian actress (b. 1927)
2005 – Wim Duisenberg - Dutch banker (b. 1935)
2006 – Paul Eells - American sportscaster (b. 1935)
2009 – Sir Bobby Robson - English professional football player & manager (b. 1933)
2009 – Harry Alan Towers - English film producer & screenwriter (b. 1920)

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July 31 - Births

July 31st Details:
July 31 Births:
1143 – Emperor Nijo of Japan (d. 1165)
1396 – Philip III - Duke of Burgundy (d. 1467)
1527 – Maximilian II - Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1576)
1598 – Alessandro Algardi - Italian sculptor & architect (d. 1654)
1702 – Jean Denis Attiret - French Jesuit missionary & painter (d. 1768)
1704 – Gabriel Cramer - Swiss mathematician (d. 1752)
1718 – John Canton - English physicist (d. 1772)
1724 – Noël François de Wailly - French lexicographer (d. 1801)
1737 – Princess Augusta of Great Britain (d. 1813)
1777 – Pedro Ignacio de Castro Barros - Argentine statesman & priest (d. 1849)
1800 – Friedrich Wöhler - German chemist & founder of organic chemistry
1803 – John Ericsson - Swedish inventor & engineer (d. 1889)
1816 – George Henry Thomas - American general (d. 1870)
1825 – William S. Clark - American senator & scholar (d. 1886)
1835 – Henri Brisson - French statesman (d. 1912)
1835 – Paul du Chaillu - French explorer (d. 1903)
1837 – William Quantrill - American Civil War rebel guerrilla leader (d. 1865)
1843 – Peter Rosegger - Austrian poet (d. 1918)
1858 – Richard Dixon Oldham - British geologist (d. 1936)
1860 – Mary Vaux Walcott - American artist & naturalist (d. 1940)
1867 – Sebastian S. Kresge - American merchant & philanthropist (d. 1966)
1880 – Munshi Premchand - Indian Author (d. 1936)
1883 – Fred Quimby - American film producer (d. 1965)
1884 – Carl Friedrich Goerdeler - German politician (d. 1945)
1886 – Salvatore Maranzano - Sicilian-born American organized crime figure (d. 1931)
1887 – Hans Freyer - German sociologist (d. 1969)
1892 – Herbert W. Armstrong - American evangelist, author & publisher (d. 1986)
1892 – Joseph Charbonneau - French-Canadian Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1959)
1894 – Fred Keenor - Welsh footballer (d. 1972)
1901 – Jean Dubuffet - French painter & sculptor (d. 1985)
1904 – Brett Halliday - American writer (d. 1977)
1909 – Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn - Austrian writer & polyglot (d. 1999)
1911 – George Liberace - American musician (d. 1983)
1912 – Bill Brown - Australian cricketer (d. 2008)
1912 – Milton Friedman - American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2006)
1912 – Irv Kupcinet - American newspaper columnist (d. 2003)
1913 – Bryan Hextall - Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1984)
1914 – Louis de Funès - French actor & comedian (d. 1983)
1916 – Billy Hitchcock - American baseball player & official (d. 2006)
1916 – Bill Todman - American game show producer (d. 1979)
1916 – Sibte Hassan - Pakistani activist (d. 1986)
1918 – Paul D. Boyer - American chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate
1918 – Hank Jones - American pianist (d. 2010)
1919 – Curt Gowdy - American sports announcer (d. 2006)
1919 – Primo Levi - Italian author & chemist (d. 1987)
1920 – James Esdras Faust - American religious leader (d. 2007)
1921 – Peter Benenson - British founder of Amnesty International (d. 2005)
1921 – Donald Malarkey - American World War II hero
1921 – Whitney Young - American civil rights activist (d. 1971)
1922 – Hank Bauer - American baseball player & manager (d. 2007)
1923 – Ahmet Ertegün - Turkish-born record company executive (d. 2006)
1923 – Jimmy Evert - American tennis coach & father of Chris Evert
1926 – Hilary Putnam - American philosopher
1929 – Don Murray - American actor
1929 – José Santamaria - Uruguayan footballer
1929 – Lynne Reid Banks - British author
1929 – Gilles Carle - Canadian film director & screenwriter (d. 2009)
1930 – Oleg Popov - Russian clown
1931 – Kenny Burrell - American guitarist
1931 – Nick Bollettieri - American tennis coach
1931 – Ivan Rebroff - German singer (d. 2008)
1932 – Ted Cassidy - American actor (d. 1979)
1932 – John Searle - American philosopher
1933 – Cees Nooteboom - Dutch writer
1935 – Yvon Deschamps - French-Canadian author & humorist
1935 – Geoffrey Lewis - American actor
1936 – Vic Davalillo - Venezuelan baseball player
1939 – France Nuyen - French actress
1940 – Carol J. Clover - American academic
1941 – Amarsinh Chaudhary - Indian politician (d. 2004)
1943 – William Bennett - 3rd United States Secretary of Education
1943 – Susan Flannery - American actress
1943 – Lobo - American singer & songwriter
1943 – Sab Shimono - Japanese-American actor
1944 – Geraldine Chaplin - American actress
1944 – Jonathan Dimbleby - British journalist & television presenter
1944 – Robert C. Merton - American mathematician
1945 – Gary Lewis - American vocalist (Gary Lewis & the Playboys)
1945 – William Weld - 68th Governor of Massachusetts
1946 – Bob Welch - American musician
1946 – Karen Zerby - American religious leader
1950 – Lane Davies - American actor
1950 – Steve Miller - American writer
1951 – Evonne Goolagong - Australian tennis player
1951 – Barry Van Dyke - American actor
1952 – Chris Ahrens - American ice hockey player
1952 – Alan Autry - American football player & politician
1952 – Helmuts Balderis - Latvian hockey player
1952 – João Barreiros - Portuguese writer
1953 – Ted Baillieu - Australian politician
1953 – James Read - American actor
1953 – Jimmy Cook - former South African cricketer
1954 – Derek Smith - Canadian ice hockey player
1955 – Jakie Quartz - French singer
1956 – Michael Biehn - American actor
1956 – Deval Patrick - American politician, 71st governor of Massachusetts
1956 – Bill Callahan - American football coach
1957 – Daniel Ash - British musician (Bauhaus)
1957 – Leon Durham - American baseball player
1957 – Dirk Blocker - American actor
1958 – Bill Berry - American musician (R.E.M.)
1958 – Mark Cuban - American businessman & basketball team owner
1959 – Stanley Jordan - American jazz guitarist
1960 – Dale Hunter - Canadian ice hockey player
1962 – John Chiang - American politician
1962 – Kevin Greene - American football player
1962 – Wesley Snipes - American actor
1963 – Brian Skrudland - Canadian ice hockey player
1963 – Norman Cook - British musician (The Housemartins, Freak Power, Beats International, Fatboy Slim)
1964 – Jim Corr - Irish singer & musician (The Corrs)
1965 – Scott Brooks - American basketball player
1965 – John Laurinaitis - American professional wrestler
1965 – J. K. Rowling - British writer
1965 – Julian Richards - British film director
1966 – Dean Cain - American actor
1967 – Minako Honda - Japanese singer & musical actress (d. 2005)
1967 – Mitsuo Iwata - Japanese seiyū
1967 – Tony Massenburg - American basketball player
1967 – Tim Wright (musician) - Composer
1968 – Saeed-Al-Saffar - Former UAE cricketer
1969 – David Cash - American professional wrestler
1969 – Loren Dean - American actor
1969 – Kenneth D. Schisler - American politician
1970 – Ahmad Akbarpour - Iranian writer
1970 – Ben Chaplin - English actor
1970 – Giorgos Sigalas - Greek basketball player
1970 – Dave Wedge - American journalist
1970 – Amanda Stepto - Canadian actress
1971 – Gus Frerotte - American football player
1971 – John Lowery - American guitarist
1972 – Giorgos Kapoutzidis - Greek screenwriter & actor
1973 – Nathan Brown - Australian rugby league player
1973 – Fabulous Flournoy American basketball player & coach Newcastle Eagles
1974 – Emilia Fox - English actress
1974 – Jonathan Ogden - American football player
1975 – Randy Flores - American baseball player
1975 – Simon Hirst - British radio DJ
1975 – Mike Lincoln - American baseball player
1975 – Poesy Liang - Founder of Helping Angels
1975 – Allan von Schenkel - American musician
1975 – Andrew Hall - Former South African cricketer
1975 – Ruben Patterson - American basketball player
1976 – Joshua Cain - American musician (Motion City Soundtrack)
1976 – Paulo Wanchope - Costa Rican footballer
1977 – Tim Couch - American football player
1978 – Will Champion - English musician (Coldplay)
1978 – Zeta Makripoulia - Greek actress, model & TV presenter
1978 – Nick Sorensen - American football player
1978 – Justin Wilson - English racing driver
1979 – Jaco Erasmus - South African-born Italian rugby player
1979 – J. J. Furmaniak - American baseball player
1979 – Per Krøldrup - Danish footballer
1979 – Jade Kwan - Hong Kong singer
1979 – Carlos Marchena - Spanish footballer
1979 – B. J. Novak - American actor
1980 – Mils Muliaina - New Zealand rugby union player
1980 – Mikko Hirvonen - Finnish Rally Driver
1981 – Eric Lively - American actor
1981 – J.Son Dinant - American comedian
1981 – Ira Losco - Maltese singer
1981 – Matthew Sanders - American singer (Avenged Sevenfold)
1982 – Blessing Mahwire - Zimbabwean cricketer
1982 – DeMarcus Ware - American football player for the Dallas Cowboys
1985 – Daniel Ciofani - Italian footballer
1985 – Rémy Di Gregorio - French cyclist
1986 – Evgeni Malkin - Russian ice hockey player
1987 – Michael Bradley - American footballer
1987 – Brittany Byrnes - Australian Actress
1988 – Krystal Meyers - American Christian singer/songwriter/musician
1989 – Victoria Azarenka - Belarusian tennis player
1990 – Olga Galchenko - Russian juggler
1992 – Curtis James - American runner
1997 – Barbie Forteza - Filipina child actress

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Sunday, 11 July 2010

July 11 - Summary

July 11th Summary:

July 11 - Deaths

July 11th Details:
July 11 Deaths:
472 – Anthemius - Emperor of the Western Roman Empire
937 – King Rudolph II of Burgundy
969 – Olga of Kiev
1174 – King Amalric I of Jerusalem (b. 1136)
1183 – Otto I Wittelsbach - Duke of Bavaria (b. 1117)
1302 – Robert II of Artois - French soldier (b. 1250)
1535 – Elector Joachim I of Brandenburg (b. 1484)
1581 – Peder Skram - Danish senator & naval hero
1679 – William Chamberlayne - English poet (b. 1619)
1688 – King Narai of Siam (b. 1629)
1766 – Elizabeth Farnese - wife of Philip V of Spain (b. 1692)
1774 – Sir William Johnson - 1st Baronet, Irish-born New York pioneer (b. 1715)
1775 – Simon Boerum - American Continental Congressman (b. 1724)
1797 – Ienăchiţă Văcărescu - Wallachian writer (b. 1740)
1806 – James Smith - American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1719)
1825 – Thomas P. Grosvenor - American Revolutionary War soldier (b. 1744)
1844 – Evgeny Baratynsky - Russian poet (b. 1800)
1905 – Muhammad Abduh - Egyptian jurist & islamic modernist (b. 1849)
1909 – Simon Newcomb - American astronomer & mathematician (b. 1835)
1929 – Billy Mosforth - English footballer (b. 1857)
1920 – Empress Eugénie de Montijo of France (b. 1826)
1936 – James Murray - American actor (b. 1901)
1937 – George Gershwin - American composer (b. 1898)
1959 – Charlie Parker - English cricketer (b. 1882)
1966 – Delmore Schwartz - American poet (b. 1913)
1967 – Guy Favreau - Québécois, politician & judge (b. 1917)
1971 – John W. Campbell - American writer & editor (b. 1910)
1971 – Pedro Rodríguez - Mexican racing driver (b. 1940)
1974 – Pär Lagerkvist - Swedish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1891)
1976 – León de Greiff - Colombian poet (b. 1895)
1979 – Claude Wagner - French Canadian judge & politician (b. 1925)
1983 – Ross Macdonald - American-Canadian writer (b. 1915)
1987 – Avi Ran - Israeli footballer (b. 1963)
1987 – Yaakov Yitzchak Ruderman - American Rosh Yeshiva (b. 1901)
1989 – Sir Laurence Olivier - acclaimed English stage & screen actor (b. 1907)
1991 – Hitoshi Igarashi - English-Japanese translator of The Satanic Verses (b. 1947)
1994 – Gary Kildall - American computer programmer (b. 1942)
1994 – Savannah - American porn star (b. 1970)
1999 – Helen Forrest - American singer (b. 1917)
2000 – Pedro Mir - Dominican poet (b. 1913)
2000 – Robert Runcie - Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1921)
2001 – Herman Brood - Dutch singer & artist (b. 1946)
2001 – Gaspare di Mercurio - Italian doctor & author (b. 1926)
2004 – Laurance Rockefeller - American conservationist & philanthropist (b. 1910)
2005 – Gretchen Franklin - English actress (b. 1911)
2005 – Don Starr - American actor (b. 1917)
2005 – Frances Langford - American actress & singer (b. 1914)
2005 – Jesús Iglesias - Argentine professional racing driver (b. 1922)
2005 – Shinya Hashimoto - Japanese professional wrestler (b. 1965)
2006 – Barnard Hughes - American actor (b. 1915)
2006 – John Spencer - English snooker player (b. 1935)
2007 – Lady Bird Johnson - First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)
2007 – Alfonso López Michelsen - 32nd Colombian President (b. 1913)
2007 – Ed Mirvish - Canadian businessman & philanthropist (b. 1914)
2007 – Glenda Adams - Australian author (b. 1939)
2008 – Michael DeBakey - American surgeon & inventor (b. 1908)
2009 – Arturo Gatti - Canadian boxer (b. 1972)
2009 – Go Mi-Young - South Korean female mountaineer (b. 1967)
2009 – Ji Xianlin - Chinese linguist & paleographer (b. 1911)
2010 – Bob Sheppard - New York Yankees & New York Giants announcer (b. 1910)

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July 11 - Births

July 11th Details:
July 11 Births:
154 – Bardaisan - Syriac gnostic (d. 222)
1274 – Robert the Bruce - King of Scotland (d. 1329)
1366 – Anne of Bohemia - consort of Richard II of England (d. 1394)
1561 – Luis de Góngora - Spanish poet (d. 1627)
1603 – Kenelm Digby - English privateer (d. 1665)
1628 – Tokugawa Mitsukuni - Japanese warlord (d. 1701)
1657 – King Frederick I of Prussia (d. 1713)
1662 – Maximilian II Emanuel - Elector of Bavaria (d. 1726)
1709 – Johan Gottschalk Wallerius - Swedish chemist (d. 1785)
1723 – Jean-François Marmontel - French historian & writer (d. 1799)
1751 – Caroline Matilda of Wales - queen consort of Denmark & Norway (d. 1775)
1754 – Thomas Bowdler - English physician & censor (d. 1825)
1767 – John Quincy Adams - President of the United States (d. 1848)
1826 – Alexander Afanasyev - Russian folklorist (d. 1871)
1832 – Charilaos Trikoupis - Greek politician (d. 1896)
1836 – Antônio Carlos Gomes - Brazilian composer (d. 1896)
1846 – Leon Bloy - French writer (d. 1917)
1850 – Annie Armstrong - American missionary leader (d. 1938)
1851 – Millie & Christine McCoy - Conjoined twins (d. 1912)
1864 – Petar Danov - Bulgarian spiritual teacher (d. 1944)
1866 – Princess Irene of Hesse & by Rhine (d. 1953)
1882 – Jim White - discoverer of Carlsbad Caverns (d. 1946)
1886 – Boris Grigoriev - Russian painter (d. 1939)
1888 – Carl Schmitt - German philosopher & political theorist (d. 1985)
1892 – Thomas Mitchell - American film actor & screenwriter (d. 1962)
1895 – Dolly Wilde - English socialite (d. 1941)
1897 – Bull Connor - American law enforcement official (d. 1973)
1899 – E. B. White - American writer (d. 1985)
1903 – Rudolf Abel - Soviet intelligence officer (d. 1971)
1903 – Sidney Franklin - American bullfighter (d. 1976)
1904 – Niño Ricardo - Spanish flamenco guitarist (d. 1972)
1906 – Herbert Wehner - German politician (d. 1990)
1910 – Irene Hervey - American actress (d. 1998)
1912 – William F. Walsh - American politician
1913 – Cordwainer Smith - American writer (d. 1966)
1916 – Aleksandr Mikhailovich Prokhorov - Russian physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
1916 – Reg Varney - English actor (d. 2008)
1916 – Gough Whitlam - 21st Prime Minister of Australia
1920 – Yul Brynner - Russian-born actor (d. 1985)
1921 – Ilse Werner - Dutch-born actress (d. 2005)
1922 – Gene Evans - American actor (d. 1998)
1923 – Richard Pipes - American historian
1924 – César Lattes - Brazilian physicist (d. 2005)
1924 – Brett Somers - Canadian-born actress (d. 2007)
1924 – Charlie Tully - Northern Irish footballer (d. 1971)
1925 – Nicolai Gedda - Swedish tenor
1926 – Frederick Buechner - American author
1929 – David Kelly - Irish actor
1929 – Hermann Prey - German baritone (d. 1998)
1929 – Chuck Rio -Musician (d.2006)
1930 – Harold Bloom - American literary critic
1931 – Thurston Harris - American singer (d. 1990)
1931 – Tab Hunter - American actor
1931 – Tullio Regge - Italian physicist
1932 – Jean-Guy Talbot - French Canadian ice hockey player
1932 – Bob McGrath - American actor
1934 – Giorgio Armani - Italian fashion designer
1935 – Oliver Napier - Northern Irish politician
1935 – Frederick Hemke - American saxophonist
1937 – Pai Hsien-yung - Taiwanese writer
1938 – Laurel Thatcher Ulrich - American feminist writer & professor
1940 – Yvon Charbonneau - French Canadian union leader & politician
1941 – Clive Puzey - Zimbabwean racing driver
1943 – Oscar D'León - Venezuelan musician
1943 – Howard Gardner - American Psychologist
1943 – Peter Jensen - Archbishop of Sydney
1943 – Rolf Stommelen - German race car driver (d. 1983)
1944 – Myra Gale Brown - former wife of cousin, Jerry Lee Lewis
1945 – Patrick Joseph McGrath - Catholic bishop
1946 – Beverly Todd American actress
1946 – Cuthbert Johnson - Benedictine abbot.
1947 – Bo Lundgren - Swedish politician
1949 – Liona Boyd - English-born musician
1949 – Tom Emanski - American baseball instructionalist
1950 – Pervez Hoodbhoy - Pakistani nuclear physicist
1950 – Bruce McGill - American actor
1950 – J. R. Morgan - British classical scholar
1950 – Bonnie Pointer - American singer (Pointer Sisters)
1951 – Robert R. McCammon - American horror novelist
1952 – Bill Barber - Canadian ice hockey player
1952 – John Kettley - English weather forecaster
1953 – Angélica Aragón - Mexican actress
1953 – Peter Brown - American singer, songwriter & producer
1953 – Maureen Cathryn Harriet "Cats" Falck - Swedish television journalist
1953 – Samuel Russell Hinds - pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers
1953 – Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu - member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India
1953 – Wu Shu-chen - wife of former President Chen Shui-bian of the Republic of China
1953 – Patricia Reyes Spíndola - Mexican actress, director & producer
1953 – Leon Spinks - American former boxer
1953 – Mindy Sterling - American actress
1953 – Ivan Toms - South African physician
1953 – Bramwell Tovey - English-born conductor & composer.
1954 – Butch Reed - American professional wrestler
1956 – Sela Ward - American actress
1957 – Peter Murphy - British musician (Bauhaus)
1957 – Michael Rose - Jamaican musician (Black Uhuru)
1958 – Hugo Sánchez - Mexican footballer
1958 – Andrew Gilbert-Scott - British racing driver
1959 – Richie Sambora - American musician (Bon Jovi)
1959 – Suzanne Vega - American singer
1959 – Dave Bennett - English footballer
1960 – David Baerwald American songwriter/composer
1962 – Gaetan Duchesne - French Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
1962 – Pauline McLynn - Irish actress
1963 – Al MacInnis - Canadian ice hockey player
1963 – Lisa Rinna - American actress
1964 – Craig Charles - English actor
1964 – Kyrill - Prince of Preslav, titular Bulgarian royal family
1965 – Tony Cottee - English footballer
1965 – Ernesto Hoost - Dutch kickboxer
1965 – Scott Shriner - American musician (Weezer)
1966 – Greg Grunberg - American actor
1966 – Kentaro Miura - Japanese mangaka
1966 – Rod Strickland - American basketball player
1966 – Mick Molloy - Australian comedian
1967 – Jeff Corwin - American naturalist & TV personality
1968 – Michael Geist - Canadian academic
1968 – Esera Tuaolo - American football player
1968 – Daniel MacMaster - Canadian singer (Bonham) (d. 2008)
1969 – David Tao - Taiwanese singer-songwriter
1970 – Justin Chambers - American actor
1971 – Leisha Hailey - American actress & musician (Uh Huh Her)
1972 – Jussi 69 - Finnish musician (The 69 Eyes)
1972 – Steven Richards - Australian racing driver
1972 – Michael Rosenbaum - American actor
1973 – Andrew Bird - American musician
1973 – Konstantinos Kenteris - Greek athlete
1974 – Fragiskos Alvertis - Greek basketball player
1974 – Hermann Hreiðarsson - Icelandic footballer
1974 – André Ooijer - Dutch footballer
1974 – Alanas Chošnau - Lithuanian singer & songwriter
1975 – Willie Anderson - American football player
1975 – Rubén Baraja - Spanish footballer
1975 – Riona Hazuki - Japanese actress
1975 – Nadya Suleman - American mother of octuplets
1975 – Samer el Nahhal - Finnish musician (Lordi)
1975 – Lil' Kim - American rapper
1976 – Eduardo Nájera - Mexican-born basketball player
1977 – Brandon Short - American football player
1978 – Jeff Rich - Sports Talk Radio Personality
1978 – Massimiliano Rosolino - Italian swimmer
1979 – Éric Abidal - French footballer
1979 – Raio Piiroja - Estonian footballer
1979 – Lauris Reiniks - Latvian singer
1980 – TJ Wilson - Canadian professional wrestler
1980 – Im Su-jeong - South Korean model & actress
1981 – Carla Campbell - Jamaican model
1981 – Andre Johnson - American football player
1981 – Aaron Proctor - American professional wrestling promoter & politician
1982 – Chris Cooley - American football player
1982 – Lil' Zane - American rapper
1983 – Peter Cincotti - American singer songwriter
1983 – Kelly Poon - Singaporean singer
1983 – Evan Roberts - American radio broadcaster
1983 – Marie Serneholt - Swedish musician (A*Teens)
1983 – Kellie Shirley - British actress
1984 – Yorman Bazardo - Venezuelan baseball player
1984 – Tanith Belbin - Canadian/American ice dancer
1984 – Hitomi Hyuga - Japanese actress
1984 – Rachael Taylor - Australian actress
1985 – Aki Maeda - Japanese actress
1985 – Robert Adamson - American Actor
1986 – Yoann Gourcuff - French footballer
1986 – Ryan Jarvis - English footballer
1987 – Shigeaki Kato - Japanese idol singer (NEWS)
1989 – David Henrie - American actor
1989 – Liel Kolet - Israeli singer
1990 – Connor Paolo - American actor
1990 – George Craig (musician) - English singer (One Night Only (band))
1990 – Caroline Wozniacki - Danish tennis player
1993 – Rebecca Bross - Gymnast
1996 – Adelina Sotnikova - Russian Figure Skater

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July 10 - Summary

July 10th Summary:

July 10 - Deaths

July 10th Details:
July 10 Deaths:
138 – Hadrian - Roman Emperor (b. 76)
649 – Li Shimin - Emperor of China (b. 599)
1099 – El Cid - of Castile (b. 1044)
1103 – King Eric I of Denmark
1290 – King Ladislaus IV of Hungary (b. 1262)
1460 – Humphrey Stafford - 1st Duke of Buckingham, English military leader (b. 1402)
1480 – King René I of Naples (b. 1410)
1559 – King Henry II of France (b. 1519)
1584 – William I of Orange (b. 1533)
1590 – Archduke Charles II of Austria (b. 1540)
1594 – Paolo Bellasio - Italian composer (b. 1554)
1621 – Charles Bonaventure de Longueval - Count of Bucquoy, soldier in Habsburg service (b. 1571)
1653 – Gabriel Naudé - French librarian & scholar (b. 1600)
1680 – Louis Moréri - French encyclopedist (b. 1643)
1683 – François-Eudes de Mézeray - French historian (b. 1610)
1686 – John Fell - English churchman (b. 1625)
1776 – Richard Peters - English-born clergyman (b. 1704)
1794 – Gaspard de Bernard de Marigny - French royalist general & counterrevolutionary (d. 1754)
1806 – George Stubbs - British painter (b. 1724)
1848 – Karoline Jagemann - German actor (b. 1777)
1851 – Louis-Jacques Daguerre - French inventor & photographer (b. 1787)
1881 – Georg Hermann Nicolai - German architect (b. 1812)
1884 – Paul Morphy - American chess player (b. 1837)
1908 – Phoebe Knapp - American hymn writer (b. 1839)
1920 – Jackie Fisher - British admiral (b. 1841)
1941 – Jelly Roll Morton - American musician (b. 1890)
1954 – Calogero Vizzini - Sicilian mafioso (b. 1877)
1956 – Joe Giard - American baseball player (b. 1898)
1962 – Yehuda Leib Maimon - Israeli rabbi & government minister (b. 1875)
1963 – Teddy Wakelam - English sports broadcaster & rugby union player (b. 1893)
1970 – Bjarni Benediktsson - Icelandic foreign & later prime minister (b. 1908)
1971 – Laurent Dauthuille - French boxer (b. 1924)
1972 – Lovie Austin - American jazz pianist (b. 1887)
1978 – John D Rockefeller III - American businessman (b. 1906)
1978 – Joe Davis - English snooker player (b. 1901)
1979 – Arthur Fiedler - American conductor (b. 1894)
1980 – Joseph Krumgold - American writer (b. 1908)
1981 – Ken Rex McElroy - American hog rustler (b. 1936)
1985 – Fernando Pereira - Portuguese-Dutch photographer & victim of the Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior (b. 1950)
1986 – Tadeusz Piotrowski - Polish mountaineer (b. 1940)
1987 – John H. Hammond - American record producer (b. 1910)
1989 – Mel Blanc - American voice actor (b. 1908)
1993 – Sam Rolfe - American screenwriter (b. 1924)
2000 – Vakkom Majeed - Indian politician (b. 1909)
2000 – Justin Pierce - English-American actor & skateboarder (b. 1975)
2002 – Jean-Pierre Côté - French Canadian politician & Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1926)
2003 – Winston Graham - English writer (b. 1908)
2003 – Hartley Shawcross - British prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials (b. 1902)
2003 – Bishnu Maden - Nepalese politician
2004 – Pati Behrs - Russian-born American actress, grandniece of Leo Tolstoy & first wife of American actor John Derek (b. 1922)
2005 – A.J. Quinnell - English writer (b. 1940)
2005 – Freda Wright-Sorce - American radio performer (b. 1955)
2005 – Freddy Soto - American comedian & actor (b. 1970)
2006 – Shamil Basayev - Chechen rebel (b. 1965)
2007 – Abdul Rashid Ghazi - radical Pakistani cleric (b. 1951)
2007 – Doug Marlette - American cartoonist (b. 1949)
2007 – Zheng Xiaoyu - director of the State Food & Drug Administration of the People's Republic of China (b. 1944)
2008 – Hiroaki Aoki - founder of Benihana (b. 1938)
2008 – Mike Souchak - American golfer (b. 1927)

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July 10 - Births

July 10th Details:
July 10 Births:
1419 – Emperor Go-Hanazono of Japan (d. 1471)
1452 – King James III of Scotland (d. 1488)
1509 – John Calvin - French religious reformer (d. 1564)
1517 – Odet de Coligny - French cardinal & Protestant (d. 1571)
1592 – Pierre d'Hozier - French historian (d. 1660)
1614 – Arthur Annesley - 1st Earl of Anglesey, English royalist statesman (d. 1686)
1625 – Jean Herauld Gourville - French adventurer (d. 1703)
1638 – David Teniers III - Flemish painter (d. 1685)
1666 – John Ernest Grabe - German-born Anglican theologian (d. 1711)
1682 – Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg - German Lutheran missionary to India (d. 1719)
1682 – Roger Cotes - English mathematician (d. 1716)
1711 – Princess Amelia of Great Britain (d. 1783)
1723 – William Blackstone - English jurist (d. 1780)
1736 – Maria - Duchess of Gloucester & Edinburgh (d. 1807)
1792 – George Mifflin Dallas - U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania & the 11th Vice President of the United States (d. 1864)
1802 – Robert Chambers - Scottish author & naturalist (d. 1871)
1804 – Emma Smith Inaugural President of the Women's Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1879)
1809 – Friedrich August von Quenstedt - German geologist (d. 1889)
1830 – Camille Pissarro - French painter (d. 1903)
1832 – Alvan Graham Clark - American telescope maker & astronomer (d. 1897)
1835 – Henryk Wieniawski - Polish composer (d. 1880)
1839 – Adolphus Busch - German-born brewer (d. 1913)
1856 – Nikola Tesla - Serb-American inventor (d. 1943)
1864 – Austin Chapman - Australian policitian (d. 1926)
1867 – Prince Maximilian of Baden - Chancellor of Germany (d. 1929)
1871 – Marcel Proust - French writer (d. 1922)
1874 – Sergey Konenkov - Russian sculptor (d. 1971)
1875 – Mary McLeod Bethune - American educator (d. 1955)
1883 – Johannes Blaskowitz - German general (d. 1948)
1888 – Giorgio de Chirico - Italian painter (d. 1978)
1895 – Carl Orff - German composer (d. 1982)
1896 – Thérèse Casgrain - French Canadian politician & senator (d. 1981)
1897 – Karl Plagge - German officer (d. 1957)
1897 – Jack "Legs" Diamond" - American bootlegger (d. 1931)
1899 – John Gilbert - American actor (d. 1936)
1899 – Heiri Suter - Swiss cyclist (d. 1978)
1900 – Sampson Sievers - Russian Orthodox Christian monk, priest (d. 1979)
1900 – Mitchell Parish - American lyricist (d. 1993)
1902 – Kurt Alder - German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)
1903 – John Wyndham - British author (d. 1969)
1903 – Werner Best - German jurist & nazi leader (d. 1989)
1905 – Thomas Gomez - American actor (d. 1971)
1905 – Wolfram Sievers - Nazi physician (d. 1948)
1909 – Donald Sinclair - British hotel manager, inspiration for Fawlty Towers (d. 1981)
1913 – Salvador Espriu - Spanish poet (d. 1985)
1914 – Joe Shuster - Canadian-born cartoonist (d. 1992)
1917 – Don Herbert - American television host (d. 2007)
1917 – Hugh Alexander - American baseball player (d. 2000)
1920 – David Brinkley - American television reporter (d. 2003)
1920 – Owen Chamberlain - American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2006)
1921 – Harvey Ball - American inventor (d. 2001)
1921 – Jake LaMotta - American boxer
1921 – Eunice Kennedy Shriver - American activist (d. 2009)
1923 – Earl Hamner Jr. - American author & television producer
1923 – Jean Kerr - American author (d. 2003)
1923 – G. A. Kulkarni - Indian (Marathi) writer (d. 1987)
1923 – John Bradley - United States Navy corpsman, one of six who raised flag on top of Mt. Suribachi(see Iwo Jima) (d. 1994)
1924 – Bobo Brazil - American professional wrestler (d. 1998)
1924 – Johnny Bach - American basketball coach
1926 – Fred Gwynne - American actor (d. 1993)
1927 – Grigory Barenblatt - Russian mathematician
1927 – David Norman Dinkins - New York City Mayor, 1990-1993
1927 – Suzanne Cloutier - Canadian film actor (d. 2003)
1928 – Moshe Greenberg - American-Israeli Bible scholar
1928 – Alejandro de Tomaso - Argentine-Italian racing driver & car manufacturer (d. 2003)
1928 – Bernard Buffet - French painter (d. 1999)
1929 – Winnie Ewing - Scottish politician
1930 – Bruce Boa - Canadian actor (d. 2004)
1931 – Nick Adams - American actor (d. 1968)
1931 – Alice Munro - Canadian writer
1931 – Jerry Herman - American composer & lyricist
1932 – Carlo Mario Abate - Italian racing driver
1934 – Jerry Nelson - American puppeteer
1935 – Tura Satana - American actress
1938 – Paul Andreu - French architect
1938 – Lee Morgan - American hard-bop trumpeter (d. 1972)
1939 – Ahmet Taner Kışlalı - Turkish politician, journalist, & educator (d. 1999)
1940 – Meghnad Desai - Baron Desai, British economist
1940 – Helen Donath - American soprano
1940 – Tom Farmer - Scottish entrepreneur
1941 – David G. Hartwell - American editor & anthologist
1941 – Ian Whitcomb - English songwriter, entertainer & producer
1942 – Ronnie James Dio - American musician (d. 2010)
1942 – Pyotr Klimuk - Soviet cosmonaut
1943 – Arthur Ashe - American tennis player (d. 1993)
1945 – John Motson - British sports (football) commentator
1945 – Jean-Marie Poiré - French film director
1945 – Virginia Wade - British tennis player
1945 – Ron Glass - American actor
1945 – Peter Michalica - Slovak violinist
1946 – Sue Lyon - American actress
1947 – Arlo Guthrie - American musician
1949 – Anna Czerwińska - Polish mountaineer
1949 – Sunil Gavaskar - Indian cricketer
1949 – Greg Kihn - American pop musician & radio personality
1949 – John Whitehead - American singer & record producer
1950 – Prokopis Pavlopoulos - Greek politician
1951 – Phyllis Smith - American actress
1951 – Cheryl Wheeler - American singer & songwriter
1952 – Ludmilla Tourischeva - Russian gymnast
1952 – Kim Mitchell - Canadian guitarist/singer
1952 – Peter van Heemst - Dutch politician
1953 – Zoogz Rift - singer/songwriter & wrestling booker
1953 – Rik Emmett - Canadian musician (Triumph)
1954 – Neil Tennant - British musician (Pet Shop Boys)
1954 – Andre Dawson - American baseball player
1956 – Tom McClintock - American politician
1957 – Cindy Sheehan - American anti-war/political activist
1958 – Béla Fleck - American musician
1958 – Fiona Shaw - Irish actress
1959 – Ellen Kuras - American cinematographer
1961 – Jacky Cheung - Hong Kong singer & actor
1964 – Urban Meyer - American football coach
1964 – Wilfried Peeters - Belgian cyclist
1965 – Alec Mapa - Filipino-American actor & comedian
1965 – Ken Mellons - American singer
1965 – Princess Alexia of Greece & Denmark
1965 – Scott McCarron - American professional golfer
1966 – Gina Bellman - British actress
1966 – Johnny Grunge - wrestler (d. 2006)
1966 – Christian Stangl - Austrian mountaineer
1967 – Tom Meents - American monster truck driver
1967 – Silvetty Montilla - Brazilian drag queen
1968 – Hassiba Boulmerka - Algerian athlete
1968 – Jonathan Gilbert - American actor
1969 – Jamie Glover - British actor
1969 – Gale Harold - American actor
1969 – Alexandra Hedison - American actress
1970 – Helen Sjöholm - Swedish singer & actress
1970 – Adam Hills - Australian comedian
1970 – Gary LeVox - American singer (Rascal Flatts)
1970 – Jason Orange - UK pop singer & dancer (Take That)
1970 – John Simm - British actor
1971 – Adam Foote - Canadian ice hockey player
1971 – Gregory Goodridge - Barbadian footballer
1971 – Orlando Jordan - American wrestler
1972 – Peter Serafinowicz - British comedian & actor
1972 – Sofia Vergara - Colombian actress
1972 – Tilo Wolff - German musician (Lacrimosa)
1973 – Annie Mumolo - American actress
1974 – Chiwetel Ejiofor - English actor
1975 – Alain Nasreddine - Canadian ice hockey player
1975 – Stefán Karl Stefánsson - Icelandic actor
1976 – Elijah Blue Allman - American musician (Deadsy)
1976 – Adrian Grenier - American actor
1976 – Ludovic Giuly - French footballer
1976 – Lars Ricken - German footballer
1976 – Brendon Lade - Australian rules footballer
1976 – Edmílson Gomes - Brazilian footballer
1977 – Schapelle Corby - Australian convicted drug smuggler
1977 – Gwendoline Yeo - American actress
1978 – Jesse Lacey - American musician (Brand New)
1979 – Mvondo Atangana - Cameroon footballer
1980 – Thomas Ian Nicholas - American actor
1980 – Alejandro Millán - Mexican singer & songwriter
1980 – Adam Petty - American race car driver (d. 2000)
1980 – Jessica Simpson - American singer
1980 – Han Eun-jeong - South Korean actress
1981 – Aleksandar Tunchev - Bulgarian footballer
1982 – Alex Arrowsmith - American musician
1982 – Sebastian Mila - Polish footballer
1983 – Kim Heechul - Korean singer
1983 – Matthew Egan - Australian rules footballer
1984 – Maria Julia Mantilla Garcia - Miss World 2004
1985 – B.J. Crombeen - American ice hockey player
1985 – Mario Gómez - German-Spanish footballer

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Friday, 9 July 2010

July 9 - Summary

July 9th Summary:

July 9 - Events

July 9th Details:
July 9 Events:
455 – Avitus, a Roman military commander, is proclaimed Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.
1357 – Emperor Charles IV assists in laying the foundation stone of Charles Bridge in Prague.
1540 – Annulment of King Henry VIII of England's marriage to his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves.
1541 – Estevão da Gama departs Massawa.
1755 – Braddock Expedition – British troops & colonial militiamen are ambushed => defeated by French & Native American forces (French & Indian War).
1789 – In Versailles, France, the National Assembly reconstitutes itself as the National Constituent Assembly.
1790 – Second Battle of Svensksund – in the Baltic Sea, the Swedish Navy captures one third of the Russian fleet (Russo-Swedish War).
1793 – Act Against Slavery is passed in Upper Canada & the importation of slaves into Lower Canada is prohibited.
1807 – Napoleon I of France & Alexander I of Russia sign the Treaties of Tilsit.
1810 – Napoleon annexes the Kingdom of Holland as part of the First French Empire.
1815 – Talleyrand becomes Prime Minister of France.
1816 – Argentina declares independence from Spain.
1850 – U.S. President Zachary Taylor dies, leading to Millard Fillmore becoming the 13th President of the United States.
1850 – The execution of Persian prophet Báb in Tabriz, Persia.
1863 – Siege of Port Hudson ends (American Civil War).
1868 – The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified guaranteeing African Americans full citizenship & all persons in the United States due process of law.
1900 – Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom gives royal assent to an Act creating the Commonwealth of Australia.
1922 – Johnny Weissmuller swims the 100 meters freestyle in 58.6 seconds producing a world swimming record & breaking the 'minute barrier'.
1932 – The state of São Paulo revolts against the Brazilian Federal Government, starting the Constitutionalist Revolution
1943 – Operation Husky – Allied forces perform an amphibious invasion of Sicily (World War II).
1944 – Battle of Normandy – British & Canadian forces capture Caen, France (World War II).
1944 – Battle of Saipan – American forces take Saipan in the Mariana Islands (World War II).
1944 – Battle of Tali-Ihantala – Finland wins the Battle of Tali-Ihantala (World War II).
1947 – The announcement of the engagement of Princess Elizabeth to Lt. Philip Mountbatten.
1948 – Pakistan issues its first set of Postage stamps.
1955 – The Russell-Einstein Manifesto is released by Bertrand Russell in London.
1958 – Mega-tsunami hits Lituya Bay - wave height at 524 meters, the largest in recorded history.
1962 – The Starfish Prime high-altitude nuclear test is conducted by the United States of America.
1962 – Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans exhibition opens at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles.
1984 – York Minster is struck by a lightning causing a fire which damaged most of the building.
1989 – Two bombs explode in Mecca.
1991 – South Africa is readmitted into the Olympic movement.
1995 – The Navaly church bombing is carried out by the Sri Lankan Air Force killing 125 Tamil civilian refugees.
2002 – The African Union is established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with the first chairman being Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa.

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July 9 - Deaths

July 9th Details:
July 9 Deaths:
518 – Anastasius I - Byzantine Emperor (b. 430)
1228 – Stephen Langton - Englisg clergyman, Archbishop of Canterbury (b.c. 1150)
1386 – Leopold III - Duke of Austria (b. 1351)
1553 – Maurice - Elector of Saxony (b. 1521)
1654 – Ferdinand IV - King of the Romans (b. 1633)
1706 – Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville - French-Canadian sailor & explorer (b. 1661)
1737 – Gian Gastone de' Medici - Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1671)
1742 – John Oldmixon - English historian (b. 1673)
1746 – King Philip V of Spain (b. 1683)
1747 – Giovanni Bononcini - Italian composer (b. 1670)
1756 – Pieter Langendijk - Dutch dramatist & poet (b. 1683); other date proposed is July 18 (see)
1766 – Jonathan Mayhew - American minister (b. 1720)
1771 – Michail Baknanas - Greek trader (birth year unknown)
1795 – Henry Seymour Conway - British general & statesman (b. 1721)
1797 – Edmund Burke - British philosopher & statesman (b. 1729)
1850 – Báb - Persian founder of Bábism (b. 1819)
1850 – Zachary Taylor - 12th President of the United States (b. 1784)
1852 – Thomas McKean Thompson McKennan - American politician (b. 1794)
1855 – FitzRoy Somerset - 1st Baron Raglan, British military officer (b. 1788)
1856 – Amedeo Avogadro - Italian chemist (b. 1776)
1856 – James Strang - American religious figure (b. 1813)
1880 – Paul Broca - French physician & anatomist (b. 1824)
1882 – Ignacio Carrera Pinto - Chilean war hero(b. 1848)
1903 – Alphonse François Renard - Belgian geologist (b. 1842)
1927 – John Drew Jr. - American actor (b. 1853)
1932 – King C. Gillette - American inventor (b. 1855)
1937 – Oliver Law - American military officer (b. 1899)
1938 – Benjamin Cardozo - American jurist (b. 1870)
1947 – Lucjan Żeligowski - Polish general (b. 1865)
1949 – Fritz Hart - English-born Australian composer (b. 1874)
1951 – Harry Heilmann - American baseball player (b. 1894)
1955 – Don Beauman - British racing driver (b. 1928)
1967 – Eugen Fischer - German physician (b. 1874)
1972 – Robert Weede - American baritone (b. 1903)
1974 – Earl Warren - American jurist (b. 1891)
1977 – Alice Paul - American suffragist figure (b. 1885)
1979 – Cornelia Otis Skinner - American actress & author (b. 1899)
1980 – Vinicius de Moraes - Brazilian poet & lyricist (b. 1913)
1983 – Keith Wickenden - British politician (b. 1932)
1985 – Charlotte - Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (b. 1896)
1985 – Jimmy Kinnon - Scottish-born American founder of Narcotics Anonymous (b. 1911)
1992 – Eric Sevareid - American reporter (b. 1912)
1994 – Bill Mosienko - Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1921)
1996 – Melvin Belli - American attorney (b. 1907)
1999 – Robert de Cotret - Canadian politician (b. 1944)
2000 – Doug Fisher - English actor (b. 1941)
2002 – Laurence Janifer - American writer (b. 1933)
2002 – Rod Steiger - American actor (b. 1925)
2004 – Paul Klebnikov - American journalist (b. 1963)
2004 – Isabel Sanford - American actress (b. 1917)
2004 – Riley Dobi Noel - American convicted murderer (b. 1972)
2005 – Chuck Cadman - Canadian politician (b. 1948)
2005 – Yevgenij Grishin - Russian speed skater (b. 1931)
2005 – Alex Shibicky - Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1914)
2005 – Kevin Hagen - American actor (b. 1928)
2006 – Milan Williams - American keyboardist (The Commodores) (b. 1948)
2007 – Charles Lane - American actor (b. 1905)
2008 – Séamus Brennan - Irish politician (b. 1948)

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July 9 - Births

July 9th Details:
July 9 Births:
1511 – Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg - German-born Queen consort of Denmark & Norway, wife of Christian III of Denmark (d. 1571)
1577 – Thomas West - 3rd Baron De La Warr, English-born Jamestown colonist (d. 1618)
1578 – Ferdinand II - Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1637)
1654 – Emperor Reigen of Japan (d. 1732)
1686 – Philip Livingston - American politician (d. 1749)
1689 – Alexis Piron - French epigrammatist & dramatist (d. 1773)
1721 – Johann Nikolaus Götz - German poet (d. 1781)
1753 – William Waldegrave - 1st Baron Radstock, English Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1825)
1764 – Ann Radcliffe - English novelist (d. 1823)
1775 – Matthew Lewis - English novelist (d. 1818)
1786 – Princess Sophie Hélène Béatrice of France - daughter of Louis XVI of France & Marie Antoinette (d. 1787)
1800 – Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle - German physician (d. 1885)
1808 – Alexander William Doniphan - American lawyer & soldier (d. 1887)
1819 – Elias Howe - American inventor (d. 1867)
1828 – Luigi Oreglia di Santo Stefano - Italian Catholic churchman (d. 1913)
1836 – Henry Campbell-Bannerman - 51st Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1908)
1836 – Camille of Renesse-Breidbach - Belgian nobleman & entrepreneur (d. 1904)
1848 – Robert I - Duke of Parma, Italian nobleman - the last ruling Duke of Parma (d. 1907)
1858 – Franz Boas - German anthropologist (d. 1942)
1879 – Ottorino Respighi - Italian composer (d. 1936)
1879 – Carlos Chagas - Brazilian physician (d. 1934)
1889 – Leo Dandurand - American-born Canadian hockey executive (d. 1964)
1893 – George Geary - English cricketer (d. 1981)
1894 – Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa - Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate]] (d. 1984)
1901 – Dame Barbara Cartland - English novelist (d. 2000)
1901 – Konstantinos Kallias - Greek politician (d. 2004)
1905 – Clarence Campbell - Canadian hockey executive (d. 1984)
1908 – Allama Rasheed Turabi - Pakistani scholar, orator & philosopher (d. 1973)
1911 – Mervyn Peake - British writer & illustrator (d. 1968)
1911 – John A. Wheeler - American physicist (d. 2008)
1915 – David Diamond - American composer (d. 2005)
1916 – Sir Dean Goffin - New Zealand composer (d. 1984)
1916 – Edward Heath - 68th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 2005)
1918 – Jarl Wahlström - Finnish 12th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1999)
1925 – Guru Dutt - Indian film director, producer & actor (d. 1964)
1925 – Charles E. Wicks - American professor of chemical engineering *1926 – Ben Roy Mottelson, American-born physicist, Nobel laureate
1927 – Ed Ames - American singer & actor
1927 – Susan Cabot - American actress (d. 1986)
1927 – Red Kelly - Canadian ice hockey player
1928 – Federico Bahamontes - Spanish cyclist
1928 – Vince Edwards - American actor, director & singer (d. 1996)
1929 – King Hassan II of Morocco (d. 1999)
1929 – Lee Hazlewood - American country singer, songwriter & producer (d. 2007)
1929 – Jesse McReynolds - American singer & mandolinist
1930 – Buddy Bregman - American musical arranger & conductor
1930 – Roy McLean - South African cricketer (d. 2007)
1932 – Donald Rumsfeld - 13th & 21st United States Secretary of Defense
1933 – Oliver Sacks - British neurologist & author
1934 – Michael Graves - American architect
1935 – Wim Duisenberg - Dutch economist & politician (d. 2005)
1935 – Michael Williams - English actor (d. 2001)
1936 – Floyd Abrams - American attorney & advocate
1936 – June Jordan - American poet, writer & teacher (d. 2002)
1936 – André Pronovost - French-Canadian ice hockey player
1936 – Richard Wilson - Scottish actor & director
1937 – David Hockney - English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer & photographer
1938 – Sanjeev Kumar - Indian actor (d.1985)
1938 – Brian Dennehy - American actor
1942 – Richard Roundtree - American actor
1942 – Edy Williams - American actress
1943 – John Casper - American astronaut
1945 – Dean R. Koontz - American novelist
1945 – Root Boy Slim - American entertainer (d. 1993)
1946 – Natasha Pyne - English actress
1946 – Bon Scott - Australian singer (AC/DC) (d. 1980)
1947 – Haruomi Hosono - Japanese bassist (Yellow Magic Orchestra) & record producer
1947 – Mitch Mitchell - English drummer (Jimi Hendrix Experience) (d. 2008)
1947 – O.J. Simpson - American football player & actor
1948 – Hassan Wirajuda - Indonesian politician
1949 – Jesse Duplantis - American Evangelist, author & inspirational speaker
1950 – Viktor Yanukovych - the 4th President of Ukraine
1951 – Chris Cooper - American actor
1952 – John Tesh - American composer
1953 – Margie Gillis - Canadian dancer & choreographer
1953 – Thomas Ligotti - American writer
1955 – Steve Coppell - English footballer & manager
1955 – Fred Norris - American radio personality
1955 – Jimmy Smits - American actor
1955 – Willie Wilson - American baseball player
1955 – Lindsey Graham - American politician
1956 – Marc Almond - British singer
1956 – Tom Hanks - American actor
1957 – Tim Kring - American writer & producer
1957 – Kelly McGillis - American actress
1957 – Paul Merton - British comedian
1957 – Jim Paxson - American basketball player
1959 – Jim Kerr - Scottish singer (Simple Minds)
1959 – Kevin Nash ("Diesel") - American pro wrestler
1959 – Clive Stafford Smith - British human-rights lawyer
1960 – Marc Mero ("Johnny B. Badd") - American pro wrestler
1964 – Courtney Love - American singer & guitarist (Hole) & actress
1964 – Gianluca Vialli - Italian football player & coach
1965 – Frank Bello - American bassist (Anthrax)
1965 – Thomas Jahn - German actor & director
1965 – David O'Hara - Scottish actor
1965 – Jason Rhoades - American installation artist (d. 2006)
1966 – Pamela Adlon - American voice actress
1967 – Gunnar Axén - Swedish politician
1967 – Mark Stoops - American football coach
1968 – Paolo Di Canio - Italian football player
1968 – Lars Gyllenhaal - Swedish historian
1969 – Jason Kearton - Australian footballer
1969 – Mark Lui - Hong Kong composer & producer
1970 – Dani Behr - English model & TV presenter
1970 – Trent Green - American football player
1970 – Masami Tsuda - Japanese manga author
1971 – Marc Andreessen - American software developer
1973 – Kelly Holcomb - American football player
1973 – Enrique Murciano - American actor
1974 – Sian Berry - British politician
1974 – Gary Kelly - Irish football player
1974 – Nikola Sarcevic - Swedish bassist & singer (Millencolin)
1975 – Shelton Benjamin - American pro wrestler
1975 – Isaac Brock - American singer, guitarist, banjoist & songwriter (Modest Mouse, Ugly Casanova)
1975 – Craig Quinnell - Welsh rugby player
1975 – Jack White - American vocalist, guitarist & pianist (The White Stripes)
1976 – Fred Savage - American actor
1976 – Jochem Uytdehaage - Dutch speed skater
1978 – Kara Goucher - American long distance runner
1978 – Linda Park - Korean-born actress
1978 – Mark Medlock - German singer
1979 – Ella Koon - Hong Kong singer & actress
1979 – Suzanne Stokes - American model, (Playboy's Playmate of the Month in February 2000)
1980 – Michael A. Cotignola - III ("Jersey Cowboy"), American pro wrestler & writer
1981 – Kimveer Gill - Canadian spree shooter (Dawson College shooting) (d. 2006)
1982 – Ashly DelGrosso - American ballroom dancer
1982 – Alecko Eskandarian - American footballer
1982 – Toby Kebbell - English actor
1982 – Maggie Ma - Canadian actress
1982 – Sakon Yamamoto - Japanese racing driver
1983 – Lucia Micarelli - American violinist (Jethro Tull)
1984 – Jacob Hoggard - Canadian singer (Hedley)
1985 – Paweł Korzeniowski - Polish swimmer
1985 – Ashley Young - English footballer
1986 – Dominic Cervi - American footballer
1986 – Simon Dumont - American freestyle skier
1986 – Kiely Williams - American singer & actress
1990 – Fábio Pereira da Silva - Brazilian footballer
1990 – Rafael Pereira da Silva - Brazilian footballer
1991 – Spencer Elden - American model
1991 – Mitchel Musso - American actor
1995 – Georgie Henley - English actress

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Thursday, 8 July 2010

July 8 - Summary

July 8th Summary:

July 8 - Events

July 8th Details:
July 8 Events:
1099 – First Crusade - spectacle of 15,000 starving Christian soldiers marching in a religious procession around Jerusalem, whilst the Muslim defenders look on.
1283 – Naval Battle of Malta between the Aragonese & the Neapolitan fleets - War of the Sicilian Vespers.
1497 – Vasco da Gama embarks on the first direct European voyage to India.
1579 – Our Lady of Kazan (holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church) is discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan.
1663 – Charles II of England grants John Clarke a Royal Charter to Rhode Island.
1709 – Battle of Poltava – Peter I of Russia defeats Charles XII of Sweden at Poltava (Great Northern War).
1716 – Naval Battle of Dynekilen (Great Northern War).
1758 – French forces hold Fort Carillon against the British at Ticonderoga, New York.
1760 – Battle of Restigouche – British forces defeat French forces in last naval battle in New France (French & Indian War).
1775 – Signing of the Olive Branch Petition by the Continental Congress of the Thirteen Colonies.
1776 – The Declaration of Independence is read aloud in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania & the Liberty Bell is rung.
1822 – Chippewas turn over huge tract of land in Ontario to the United Kingdom.
1853 – Commodore Perry sails into Tokyo Bay.
1859 – King Charles XV & IV accedes to the throne of Sweden-Norway.
1864 – Choshu Han shishi's planned Shinsengumi sabotage on Kyoto, Japan at Ikedaya (Ikedaya Jiken).
1874 – The Mounties begin their March West.
1889 – Wall Street Journal's first issue is published.
1892 – Great Fire of 1892 in St. John's, Newfoundland.
1898 – Death of crime boss Soapy Smith enables the release of Skagway, Alaska.
1907 – First Follies staged by Florenz Ziegfeld on the roof of the New York Theater in New York City.
1932 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level of the Great Depression - bottoms out at 41.22.
1947 – Reports are broadcast that a UFO crash landed in Roswell, New Mexico.
1960 – Francis Gary Powers is charged in the Soviet Union with espionage resulting from his flight.
1962 – Ne Win besieges & dynamites the Rangoon University Student Union building.
1965 – Train robber Ronald Biggs escapes from Wandsworth Prison, London.
1966 – King Mwambutsa IV Bangiriceng of Burundi is deposed by his son Prince Charles Ndizi.
1969 – IBM CICS is made generally available for the 360 mainframe computer.
1970 – Richard Nixon delivers a special congressional message enunciating Native American Self-Determination as official US Indian policy.
1982 – Attempted assassination of Saddam Hussein in Dujail.
1982 – The Senegalese Trotskyist political party LCT is legally recognized.
1996 – Machete weilding schizophrenic man wounds 3 children & 4 adults at a primary school in Wolverhampton, England.
1997 – NATO invites the Czech Republic, Hungary, & Poland to join the alliance in 1999.
1999 – Allen Lee Davis is executed by electric chair by the state of Florida.

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July 8 - Deaths

July 8th Details:
July 8 Deaths:
810 – King Pepin of Italy - son of Charlemagne (b. 773)
901 – Grimbald - Benedectine monk & Saint (b. 827)
975 – Edgar the Peaceful - King of England (b. 943)
1153 – Pope Eugene III (b. c. 1087)
1538 – Diego de Almagro - Spanish explorer (b. 1475)
1623 – Pope Gregory XV (b. 1554)
1689 – Edward Wooster - English-born Connecticut pioneer (b. 1622)
1695 – Christiaan Huygens - Dutch mathematician, astronomer, physicist & horologist (b. 1629)
1716 – Robert South - English churchman (b. 1634)
1721 – Elihu Yale - American benefactor of Yale University (b. 1649)
1726 – John Ker - Scottish spy (b. 1673)
1784 – Torbern Bergman - Swedish chemist (b. 1735)
1822 – Percy Bysshe Shelley - English poet (b. 1792)
1826 – Luther Martin - American statesman (b. 1748)
1850 – Prince Adolphus - 1st Duke of Cambridge (b. 1774)
1855 – Sir William Edward Parry - English Arctic explorer (b. 1790)
1859 – King Oscar I of Sweden & Norway (b. 1799)
1887 – Ben Holladay - American businessman & founder of the Overland Stagecoach Company (b. 1819)
1895 – Johann Josef Loschmidt - Austrian chemist & physicist (b. 1821)
1898 – Soapy Smith - American con artist & gangster (b. 1860)
1905 – Walter Kittredge - American violinist & abolitionist (b. 1834)
1913 – Louis Hémon - French-born Canadian writer (b. 1880)
1917 – Tom Thomson - Canadian painter (b. 1877)
1930 – Sir Joseph Ward - 17th Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1856)
1933 – Anthony Hope - British author (b. 1863)
1934 – Benjamin Baillaud - French astronomer (b. 1848)
1939 – Havelock Ellis - British physician (b. 1859)
1941 – Moses Schorr - Polish rabbi, senator, historian & orientalist (b. 1874)
1943 – Jean Moulin - French Resistance leader (b. 1899)
1950 – Othmar Spann - Austrian philosopher (b. 1878)
1956 – Giovanni Papini - Italian essayist (b. 1881)
1957 – Grace Coolidge - First Lady of the United States (b. 1879)
1961 – Konstantinos Logothetopoulos - Greek medical doctor & politician, the 2nd Prime Minister of the collaborationist Hellenic State (b. 1878)
1962 – Georges Bataille - French writer & philosopher (b. 1897)
1967 – Fatima Jinnah - Pakistani political figure (b. 1893)
1971 – Charlie Shavers - American jazz trumpet player (b. 1920)
1973 – Ben-Zion Dinur - Russian-born Israeli educator, historian & politician (b. 1884)
1973 – Wilfred Rhodes - English cricketer (b. 1877)
1979 – Sin-Itiro Tomonaga - Japanese physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1906)
1979 – Robert Burns Woodward - American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1917)
1979 – Michael Wilding - English actor (b. 1912)
1981 – Wild Bill Hallahan - American baseball player (b. 1902)
1986 – Skeeter Webb - American baseball player (b. 1909)
1987 – Gerardo Diego - Spanish poet (b. 1896)
1987 – Lionel Chevrier - Canadian politician (b. 1903)
1988 – Ray Barbuti - American middle distance runner & football player (b. 1905)
1990 – Howard Duff - American actor (b. 1913)
1991 – James Franciscus - American actor (b. 1934)
1994 – Christian-Jaque - French film director & screenwriter (b. 1904)
1994 – Kim Il-sung - North Korean leader (b. 1912)
1994 – Lars-Eric Lindblad - Swedish-born American entrepreneur & explorer (b. 1927)
1994 – Dick Sargent - American actor (b. 1930)
1999 – Pete Conrad - American astronaut (b. 1930)
2001 – John O'Shea - New Zealand film director (b. 1920)
2002 – Ward Kimball - American animator (b. 1914)
2004 – Paula Danziger - American author (b. 1944)
2004 – Jean Lefebvre - French actor (b. 1922)
2006 – June Allyson - American actress (b. 1917)
2006 – Peter Hawkins - British actor & voice actor (b. 1924)
2008 – John Templeton - British businessman & philanthropist (b. 1912)

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