Today in History

Historical Events

1280 - Sogen Mugaku, founder of Engakuji temple, arrives in Japan from China
1924 - 8th Olympic games closes in Paris
1937 - 32nd Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Wimbledon (4-1)
1946 - Boston Red Sox Rudy York hits 2 grand slams in 1 game, gets 10 RBIs
1968 - Race Riot in Gary Indiana
1988 - Baseball star Tommy John commits rec 3 errors on 1 play as Yanks rout Brewers 16-3

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Famous Birthdays

1784 - Andre-Georges-Louis Onslow, English/French composer (chamber music)
1909 - Gianandrea Gavazzeni, conductor
1931 - Jerry Van Dyke, Danville Ill, actor (My Mother the Car, Coach)
1935 - Billy McCullough, Northern Irish footballer
1969 - Jason Woolley, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
1974 - Pete Yorn, American musician

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Famous Deaths

1638 - Johan VIII de Jongere, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies in battle at 54
1961 - Theodore Chanler, composer, dies at 59
1984 - James Mason, British actor (Lolita), dies of a heart attack at 75
1985 - Joseph "Sm...