Today in History

Historical Events

1939 - NY Yankee Atley Donald sets AL rookie record with 12 consecutive win
1947 - US Air Force, Navy and War Dept form US Department of Defense
1960 - Companie Industrielle et Forestere (Indufor) forms in Brussels
1992 - 25th Olympic Summer games opens in Barcelona, Spain
1995 - A gas bottle explodes in Saint Michel station of line B of the RER (Paris regional train network). Eight are killed and 80 wounded.
2012 - Ivica Dačić is sworn in as Prime Minister of Serbia

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Famous Birthdays

1822 - Schuyler Hamilton, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1903
1935 - Adnan Khashoggi, Saudi businessman/billionaire/arms dealer
1962 - Mike Buncic, Patterson NJ, discus thrower
1971 - Stacy Dawn Cenedese, Miss USA-Wyoming (1997)
1981 - Conor Casey, American soccer player
1982 - Brad Renfro, American actor (d. 2008)

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Famous Deaths

1865 - "James Barry", military surgeon, first female Briton to become a qualified medical doctor
1966 - Frank O'Hara, writer, dies at 40
1983 - Jerome Moross, US composer (Frankie and Johnny), dies at 69
1987 - Malcolm Baldrige, Secretary of Commerce, dies of internal injuries
1994 - John M Dengler, jazz Bass Sax/Trumpet/Trombone, dies at 67
1995 - Janice Elliott, novelist, dies at 63

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