Today in History

Historical Events

1682 - Sofia names herself regent of Russia
1776 - Mission Dolores founded by San Francisco Bay
1786 - Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.
1850 - Autocephaly Officially Granted by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to The Church of Greece.
1904 - 28th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats Frank Riseley (6-1 7-5 8-6)
1990 - A's Dave Stewart no-hits Blue Jays and Dodger's Fernando Valenzuela no-hits St Louis 6-0, 1st time no-hitters in both leagues

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Famous Birthdays

1849 - Sergei J Witte, Neth/Russ count/premier Russia
1914 - Rafael Kubelik, Bychory Czechoslovakia, conductor (Cornelia Farooli)
1925 - Giorgio Napolitano, Italian politician
1939 - Ron Headley, cricketer (son of George, 2 Tests WI v England 1973)
1949 - Joan Clos i Matheu, Spanish politician
1964 - Stedman Pearson, Essex, rock vocalist (Five Star-Silk and Steel)

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Famous Deaths

1252 - King Abel of Denmark (b. 1218)
1921 - Otto Seeck German classical historian (b. 1850)
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