Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
July 3rd

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683*St Leo II ends his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
987*Hugh Capet, elected by his peers becomes King of France, and is crowned at Noyon. 
1187*The army of Jerusalem was beaten by Turkish forces. Guy of Lusignan was King of Jerusalem at this time. All Knights Templars and Hospitallers who survived the battle were executed afterwards. 
1194*On his return from imprisonment, Richard I of England declares war on Philip Augustus and defeats him at Fretevel. All the French archives were destroyed in the battle which were being transported in a wagon behind the army. 
1518*A soldier in Paris strikes an image of virgin Mary which then, allegedly bleeds.Ref: 62
1608*The city of Quebec was founded by Samuel de Champlain.Ref: 70
1775*General George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts.Ref: 6
1790*In Paris, the Marquis of Condorcet proposes granting civil rights to women.Ref: 2
1806*Michael Keens exhibits first cultivated strawberry.Ref: 5
1819*The 1st savings bank in US (Bank of Savings in NYC) opens its doors.Ref: 5
1835*Children employed in the silk mills in Paterson, NJ went on strike for the 11 hour day/6 day week.Ref: 59
1839*First state normal school in US opens, Lexington, Mass, with 3 students.Ref: 5
1844*American ambassador Caleb Cushing successfully negotiates a commercial treaty with China.Ref: 2
1848*Slaves freed in Danish West Indies (now US Virgin Islands).Ref: 5
1852*Congress authorizes US's 2nd mint (San Francisco, Calif).Ref: 5
1861*The Pony Express arrives in SF with overland letters from New York.Ref: 5
1871*The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company introduced the first narrow-gauge locomotive. It was called the Montezuma.Ref: 4
1884*Mr. Dow and Mr. Jones publish their first average of US stocks in Customer's Afternoon Letter.Ref: 10
1886*First NY Tribune printing using 1st commercial linotype machine.Ref: 5
1890*(new state) Idaho is admitted as the 43rd state.Ref: 70
1894*(Haywood Trial) Forty masked men execute John Kneebone who testifies against union miners at a trial following the 1892 violence. In response to the killing, President Cleveland stations federal troops in northern Idaho for two months.Ref: 87
1901*The Wild Bunch, led by Butch Cassidy, commits its last American robbery near Wagner, Montana, taking $65,000 from a Great Northern train.Ref: 2
1907*Pope St. Pius X, in his encyclical 'Lamentabili,' formally condemned the 'modernist' intellectual movement, as it exhibited itself in the Catholic Church.Ref: 5
1913*Common tern banded in Maine; found dead in 1919 in Africa (1st bird known to have crossed the Atlantic).Ref: 5
1916*Lawrence 'Chubby' Woodman invents the Ipswich fried clam near Boston's North Shore before noon.Ref: 10
1920*Royal Air Force holds an air display at Hendon, England.Ref: 5
1930*Congress creates the US Veterans Administration.Ref: 70
1934*The first payment by the US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was made to Lydia Losiger of Fon du Lac Bank, East Peoria, IL.Ref: 4
1938*London and north Eastern Railway's Mallard sets speed record for locomotives at 126mph.Ref: 10
1939*Szilard writes to Fermi describing the idea of using a uranium lattice in carbon (graphite) to create a chain reaction.Ref: 91
1945*The first civilian passenger car built since February 1942 was driven off the assembly line at the Ford Motor Company plant in Detroit, MI. Automotive production had been diverted to military production for the war (WWII) effort.Ref: 4
1945*Casting of the U-235 projectile for Little Boy is completed.Ref: 91
1947*252,288 people (record) pass through Grand Central Station, NYC.Ref: 5
1952 King Farouk I of Egypt deposed by military coup d'etat led by General Neguib.Ref: 10
1954*Food rationing ends in Great Britain almost nine years after the end of World War II.Ref: 2
1959*Pope John XXIII, in his encyclical 'Ad Petri Cathedram,' expressed the hope that non-Catholic Christians would see in the upcoming Vatical II Ecumenical Council 'a warm invitation to seek and find unity.'.Ref: 5
1964*(Chairman, Joint Chiefs) General Earl G Wheeler, USA, becomes chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1966*Race riots in Omaha Nebraska.Ref: 5
1970*(Chairman, Joint Chiefs) Admiral Thomas H Moorer, USN, becomes chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1973*Clint Holmes received a gold record for his hit single, Playground in My Mind.Ref: 4
1976*103 hostages were rescued by an Israeli commando unit in a raid on Entebbe airport in Uganda. 106 hostages had been taken from a hijacked Air France airliner on its way to Paris from Tel Aviv. Seven pro-Palestinian guerrilla hijackers, 20 Ugandan soldiers and 3 hostages were killed in the raid.Ref: 4
1978*Supreme Court rules 5-4, FCC had a right to reprimand NY radio station WBAI for broadcasting George Carlin's "Filthy Words".Ref: 5
1979*Thirty-four years after the end of World War II, the West German government voted to continue prosecution of Nazi war criminals by removing the statute of limitations on murder.Ref: 5
1981*NYC transit fare rises from 60¢ to 75¢, new brass Y-cut-out token.Ref: 5
1981*First newspaper report on new rare ‘cancer' infecting 41 homosexuals (AIDS);NY Times, page 20.Ref: 10
1984*Supreme Court rules Jaycees may be forced to admit women as members.Ref: 5
1985*CBS announces a 21% stock buy-back to thwart Ted Turner's takeover.Ref: 5
1986*President Reagan presided over a gala ceremony in New York Harbor that saw the relighting of the renovated Statue of Liberty.Ref: 70
1987*2 men became first hot-air balloon travelers to cross Atlantic.Ref: 5
1989*Supreme Court rules states do not have to provide funds for abortionsRef: 5
1991*Former corporate enemies Apple Computer and IBM publicly joined forces in a broad pact to swap technologies and develop new machines.Ref: 6
1991*A Fort Worth, TX, police officer was videotaped beating a handcuffed prisoner in his patrol car (the officer was suspended, but later reinstated after a grand jury refused to indict him).Ref: 6
1996 Russians went to the polls to re-elect Boris Yeltsin president over his Communist challenger, Gennady Zyuganov, in a runoff.Ref: 6
1996*Yeltsin defeats Zyuganov in run-off electionRef: 89
1997*Lockheed Martin Corporation announces it was buying Northrop Grumman Corporation for $7.9B. The merger falls through when the Justice Dept objects on anti-trust grounds. (XDG, p 4A, 7/03/2002)Ref: 83
1997*In his first formal response to charges by Paula Jones of sexual harassment, President Clinton denied all allegations in her lawsuit, and asked a judge to dismiss the case.Ref: 70
2000*A 1970's steel observation tower that preservationists said had desecrated the battlefield of Gettysburg in PA was demolished.Ref: 6
2000*President Clinton made a congratulatory telephone call to Mexican President-elect Vicente Fox, a day after Fox's election.Ref: 6
2001 Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic refused to enter a plea on war crimes charges in his first appearance before a U.N. tribunal at The Hague.Ref: 70
2001*General Electric's $41 billion purchase of Honeywell International was vetoed by the European Union.Ref: 70
2003 (Hong Kong) Mainland China blacks out news of protests in Hong Kong. (WSJ, p A14, 7/17/2003)Ref: 33
1806*Lewis & Clark: After re-crossing the Bitterroots, the expedition splits into smaller units, in order to explore more of the Louisiana Territory. Clark takes a group down the Yellowstone River; Lewis heads across the shortcut to the Great Falls and then explores the northernmost reaches of the Marias River (and therefore the Louisiana Territory). It will mean they will be split at one point into 4 separate groups.Ref: 65
1841*John Couch Adams decides to determine the position of an unknown planet by irregularities it causes in the motion of Uranus.Ref: 5
1878*John Wise of Lancaster, PA was the pilot for the maiden flight of a dirigible.Ref: 4
1898*Joshua Slocum completes first solo circumnavigation of the globe.Ref: 5
1900*First flight in rigid airship by Count von Zeppelin.Ref: 10
1903 The first cable across the Pacific Ocean is spliced between Honolulu, Midway, Guam and Manila.Ref: 2
1928*John Logie Baird demonstrates first colour television transmission in London.Ref: 10
1939*Ernst Heinkel demonstrates 800-kph rocket plane to Hitler.Ref: 5
1974*Soyuz 14 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 3.Ref: 5
1984*Dolphin rocket launched off San Clemente IslandRef: 5
1754*In the Seven Years War, George Washington surrenders encampment called Fort Necessity at Great Meadows after Tanaghrisson's Mingos desert in contempt of Washington's leadership, leaving the French in control of the Ohio Valley. Captain Robert Stobo is given as hostage.Ref: 74
1778*British forces massacre 360 men, women & children in Wyoming, Pa.Ref: 5
1814*Americans capture Fort Erie, Canada.Ref: 5
1863*Pickett's Charge. The concluding foray of Gettysburg. After a 2 hour artillery battle, the Confederacy's George Pickett's infantry moved forward and was cut down by Federal artillery & musketry, inflicting nearly 5600 Confederate casualties. 
1863*The Civil War's Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania ended after three days in a major victory for the North as Confederate troops retreated. (Go to article.)Ref: 70
1898*The US Navy defeated a Spanish fleet in the harbor at Santiago, Cuba, during the Spanish-American War.Ref: 70
1915*US military forces occupy Haiti, remain until 1934.Ref: 5
1916*The Battle of the Somme begins. More than 100,000 men are killed in the first day.Ref: 2
1917*American expeditionary force arrives in France.Ref: 38
1940*British Royal Navy sinks French fleet at Mers-el-Kebir, North Africa.Ref: 5
1941*Stalin calls for a scorched earth policy.Ref: 36
1942*Germans take Sevastopol.Ref: 36
1944*Soviets capture Minsk.Ref: 36
1944*The U.S. First Army opens a general offensive to break out of the hedgerow area of Normandy, France.Ref: 2
1945*US troops land at Balikpapan and take Sepinggan airfield on Borneo in the Pacific.Ref: 2
1950*US carrier-based planes attack airfields in the Pyongyang-Chinnampo area of North Korea in the first air-strike of the Korean War.Ref: 2
1962*Algerian Revolution against French ends (Algeria gains ind on 7/5)Ref: 5
1967*North Vietnamese soldiers attack South Vietnam's only producing coal mine at Nong Son.Ref: 2
1988*The USS Vincennes shot down an Iran Air jetliner over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 passengers and crew. US President Ronald Reagan issues a statement to the world, and an apology to the Iranian people, “I am saddened to report that it appears that in a proper defensive action by the US Vincennes this morning in the Persian Gulf, an Iranian airliner was shot down over the Strait of Hormuz ... We greatly regret any loss of life ...” (290 died when the Vincennes fired upon Iran Air Flight 655, mistaking the plane for a hostile F-14 fighter plane.)Ref: 4
1888*NY Giant pitcher Rube Marquard ties record of 19 game win-streak.Ref: 5
1905*Marvin Hart defeats Jack Root in a 12 round bout to win the heavyweight boxing title. 
1911*Ty Cobb hits in his 40th straight game. Does not get a hit next day.Ref: 5
1912*Giant Rube Marquard of the NY Giants win his 19th consecutive game from the start of the season beating the Dodgers, 2-1.Ref: 1
1925*Dodger second baseman Milt Stock sets a National League mark by having his fourth consecutive four-hit game.Ref: 1
1932*First Sunday game at Fenway Park, Yanks beat Red Sox 13-2.Ref: 5
1932*John McGraw retires from baseball.Ref: 5
1937 Del Mar race track opened in sunny Del Mar, CA.Ref: 4
1939*Johnny Mize leads the Cardinals to a 5-3 win over the Cubs hitting two HRs, a triple and a double.Ref: 1
1944*Oriole Park (minor league baseball stadium) burns down in Baltimore.Ref: 5
1947*Larry Doby becomes the first black to play in the American League when the Indians purchase him from the Newark Eagles.Ref: 1
1948*Muskegon's Dick Lane hits five homers in a Fort Wayne Central League game.Ref: 1
1962*Jackie Robinson becomes the first African American to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.Ref: 2
1965*Phillies Dick Allen & Frank Thomas get into a fight during practice.Ref: 5
1966*Tony Cloninger hits two grand slams and has nine RBI's against Giants. The Braves' pitcher is the first National league player to hit two bases-full homers in the same game.Ref: 1
1968*Striking out nineteen Twins and scattering six hits in ten innings, Luis Tiant and the Indians win 1-0.Ref: 1
1970*Using only 98 pitches, Angel Clyde Wright no-hits the A's 4-0 in one hour and 51 minutes.Ref: 1
1973*For the only time in their careers, the Perry Brothers (Tiger Jim and Indian Gaylord) oppose one another. Gaylord takes the loss but neither finish the game.Ref: 1
1980*73,096 in Cleveland watch Indians beat Yankees 7-0.Ref: 5
1982*Pete Rose of the Philadelphia Phillies connected for hit #3,786. It moved Rose into second place in the career-hits column of the record books. Rose was second only to Ty Cobb whose major-league record was 4,191 hits. Rose was 41 years old at the time. Three years later he surpassed Cobb’s mark.Ref: 4
1982*Martina Navratilova defeats Chris Evert Lloyd at Wimbeldon.Ref: 5
1983*The Texas Rangers set a major league record by scoring 12 runs in an extra inning. Texas send 16 batters to the plate in the 15th inning at Oakland to post a 16-4 victory.Ref: 86
1983*John McEnroe regains men's singles title at Wimbledon.Ref: 5
1983*Calvin Smith of US becomes fastest man alive (9.93 s for 100 m).Ref: 5
1985*Kevin Curren whipped #1-seeded John McEnroe at the Wimbledon tennis championships. McEnroe had been attempting to become the first American to earn three consecutive men’s titles at Wimbledon.Ref: 4
1987*The Kansas City Royals retire Dick Howser's uniform No. 10.Ref: 29
1987*NY Met Darryl Strawberry threatens teammates Wally Backman & Lee Mazzilli for criticizing his play.Ref: 5
1989*Peter Koech of Kenya sets 3k steeplechase rec (8:05.39) in StockholmRef: 5
1994*The Cleveland Indians retire Larry Doby's uniform, no. 14.Ref: 29
1895*Fiction: Start of Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of Black Peter" (BG).Ref: 5
1922 Readers were introduced to Fruit Garden and Home magazine. In two years, the publication would be renamed Better Homes and Gardens.Ref: 4
1939*Chic Young’s comic strip character, Blondie was first heard on CBS radio. Later, the popular comic strip would become a TV favorite, as well.Ref: 4
1940 The legendary comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello debuted with their network radio show on NBC. The duo replaced Fred Allen for the summer months.Ref: 4
1941*Cab Calloway and his orchestra recorded the standard, St. James Infirmary, for Okeh Records.Ref: 4
1945*Victor Borge was first heard on NBC radio. The network gave the comedian/pianist the summer replacement slot for Fibber McGee and Molly.Ref: 4
1953*Harry Belafonte was shown with actress Janet Leigh and film star Tony Curtis on the cover of Ebony magazine. It was the first time a black person and two Caucasians were seen together on a US magazine cover.Ref: 4
1958*"The Andy Williams Show" premiers on ABC (later on CBS & NBC).Ref: 5
1967*"News at 10" premieres on English TV.Ref: 5
1969*78,000 attend Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, RI.Ref: 5
1970*200,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival.Ref: 5
1971*The Newport Jazz Festival’s reputation was tarnished as gate crashers stormed the stage. The unruly mob forced the show to leave Newport, Rhode Island and move to NY City. Oh, and the artist the crowd got unruly over? Not Bob Dylan, not Miles Davis, but Dionne Warwick! She was singing What the World Needs Now is Love at the time of the incident.Ref: 4
1976*Brian Wilson rejoined The Beach Boys, who were appearing at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, CA (before 74,000 fans). Wilson had been out of the group’s road tour schedule for 12 years.Ref: 4
1986*Mikhail Baryshnikov, considered by many to be the world’s greatest ballet dancer, became a US citizen in ceremonies at Ellis Island, NY Harbor.Ref: 4
1989 The movie "Batman," set record of quickest $100 million (10 days).Ref: 5
1991*(Trump) Donald Trump gives Marla Maples a 7.45 karat diamond ringRef: 5
1996 “Earth, take a good look. It could be your last.” Independence Day was shown for the first time to US audiences. Gigantic alien spacecraft are parked in orbit around the Earth, getting set to attack major points around the globe. The weirdos from outer space wipe out NY, Los Angeles, and Washington just for practice. Survivors come up with a plan to fight back ... and just do manage to save the planet. The movie was a blockbuster, doing $50.23 million in its debut weekend. How could it miss with a star-studded cast including Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, Robert Loggia, Randy Quaid, Margaret Colin, James Rebhorn and Harvey Fierstein!Ref: 4
1423*Louis XI king of France (1461-83), is born.Ref: 5
1567*Samuel de Champlain explorer (Lake Champlain), is born.Ref: 5
1683*Edward Young, English poet, dramatist and literary critic (Night Thoughts), is born.Ref: 2
1728*Robert Adam, Scottish architect and designer, is born.Ref: 70
1731*(Declaration of Independence) Samuel Huntington, judge, president of the Continental Congress, signer of the Declaration of Independence signer, is born in Windham County, CT. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1738*John Singleton Copley, Mass, finest colonial American artist, is born.Ref: 5
1844*Dankmar Adler, German-born American architect and engineer, is born.Ref: 2
1854*Leos Jan cek Hukvaldy Moravia Czech, composer (Foster Suite), is born.Ref: 5
1860*Charlotte Gilman American writer and women's rights advocate, is born.Ref: 70
1861*Peter Jackson heavyweight, boxing hall of famer, is born.Ref: 5
1870*Richard B Bennett (C) 11th Canadian PM (1930-35), is born.Ref: 5
1871*William Henry Davies, Welsh poet, is born.Ref: 2
1874 Sir Apirana Turupa Ngata Kawaka NZ, Maori political/cultural leader, is born.Ref: 5
1878*George M. Cohan, American entertainer and songwriter, is born.Ref: 2
1883*Alfred Korzybski Poland, scientist (Science & Sanity), is born.Ref: 5
1894*Birth of Don R. Falkenberg, founder in 1923 of the Mid-West Businessmen's Council of the Pocket Testament League. In 1967 the name of this evangelical agency was changed to Bible Literature International.Ref: 5
1900*John Mason Brown Louisville Ky, critic (Tonight on Broadway), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Francis Steegmuller US, biographer (Cocteau), is born.Ref: 5
1908*M. F. K. Fisher, American food essayist and novelist, is born.Ref: 70
1909*Earl L Butz US Secretary of Agriculture (1971-76); is born.Ref: 5
1909 Stavros Niachos Greece (Those Fabulous Greeks), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Elizabeth Taylor, novelist and short story writer, is born.Ref: 2
1913*Dorothy Kilgallen Chic Ill, columnist (What's My Line?), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Jerry Gray arranger, bandleader: The Glenn Miller OrchestraRef: 4
1920*Louise Allbritton Okla City, actr (Celia-Stage Door, Got a Secret), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Susan Peters (Carnahan) actress: Andy Hardy’s Double Life, Random Harvest; is born.Ref: 4
1921*Francois-Arnold Reichenbach, documentary filmmaker, is born.Ref: 2
1927*Ken Russell England, director (Crimes of Passion), is born.Ref: 5
1930 Oleg Popov is born.Ref: 10
1930*Carlos Kleiber Berlin Germany, conductor (Bavarian State Orch 1968), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Pete Fountain New Orleans, jazz clarinetist (Lawrence Welk 1957-59), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Harrison H "Jack" Schmitt Santa Rita NM, astronaut (Apollo 17), is born.Ref: 5
1937 David Shire is born.Ref: 10
1937*Tom Stoppard playwright (Rosencrantz & Guildenstern-1968 Tony), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Jay Tarses Balt Md, actor/writer (Open All Night, Duck Factory), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Fontella Bass singer: Rescue Me, is born.Ref: 4
1940*Cesar (Leonardo) ‘Pepito’ Tovar baseball: Minnesota Twins, Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics, NY Yankees; is born.Ref: 4
1940*Lance Larson US, 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-silver-1960), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Gloria Allred feminist attorney, is born.Ref: 5
1942*Michael Cole actor: Mod Squad, Chuka, Nickel MountainRef: 4
1943*Kurtwood Smith actor: To Die For, The Crush, Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country, Dead Poets Society, Rambo 3, RoboCop, The New Adventures of Bean Baxter, Big Wave Dave’s, is born.Ref: 4
1943*Norman E Thagard Marianna Fl, MD/astronaut (STS 7, 51-B, 30, 42), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Walt Garrison football: Dallas Cowboys running back: Super Bowl V, VI, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Jethro Pugh football: Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle: Super Bowl V, VI, X, XII, XIII, is born.Ref: 4
1945*Michael Cole Madison Wisc, actor (Pete-Mod Squad), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Iain MacDonald-Smith England, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Paul Naumoff football: Detroit Lions [Lions record: tackles in a game: 21 vs. Cleveland Nov. 9, 1975], is born.Ref: 4
1945*Johnny Lee country singer: Lookin’ for Love, One in a Million, Bet Your Heart on Me, is born.Ref: 4
1945*Michael Cole Madison Wisc, actor (Pete-Mod Squad), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Mike Corby guitarist (Babys), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Writer Dave Barry is born in Armonk, NY. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1947*Betty Buckley Big Springs TX, actress (Abby-8 is Enough, 1776, Cats), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Paul Berrere rocker (Little Feat-Truck Stop Girl), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Jan Smithers N Hollywood Calif, actress (Bailey-WKRP), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Jean-Claude Duvalier deposed Haitian president-for-life, is born.Ref: 5
1952*Alan Autry NFLer (Green Bay Packers)/actor (The Heat of the Night), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Frank (Daryl) Tanana baseball: pitcher: California Angels [all-star: 1976, 1977, 1978], Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers, NY Mets, NY Yankees, is born.Ref: 4
1953*Dave Lewis hockey: NY Islanders, LA Kings, NJ Devils, Detroit Red Wings [player, coach], is born.Ref: 4
1953*John Verhoeven baseball: pitcher: California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins, is born.Ref: 4
1955*Neil Clark musician: guitar: group: Lloyd Cole & The Commotions, is born.Ref: 4
1955*Matt (Lon) Keough baseball: Oakland Athletics [all-star: 1978] , NY Yankees, SL Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, is born.Ref: 4
1955*Julia Lyndon Buffalo NY, playmate (August, 1977), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Montel Williams TV talk show host: The Montel Williams Show, is born.Ref: 4
1957*Laura Branigan singer (Gloria), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Stoyan Deltchev Bulgaria, horizontal bar gymnist (Olympic-gold-1980), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Vince Clarke songwriter: group: DePeche Mode: Just Can’t Get Enough, See You; musician: keyboards: groups: Yaz: Only You, Don’t Go, Nobody’s Diary; The Assembly: Never Never; Erasure: Sometimes, is born.Ref: 4
1961*Liz Stewart SF Calif, playmate (July, 1984), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Thomas Gibson actor: Far and Away, The Age of Innocence, Barcelona, Dharma & Greg, Eyes Wide Shut, is born.Ref: 4
1962*Hunter Tylo actress: All My Children, Final Cut, Days of Our Lives, Longshot, is born.Ref: 4
1962*Tom Cruise (Thomas Cruise Mapother IV), Syracuse, actor (Risky Business, Color of Money, Rainman), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Taylor Dayne singer: Don’t Rush Me, Love Will Lead You Back; LPs: Tell It to My Heart, Can’t Fight Fate, is born.Ref: 4
1964*Pia Reyes Manila Philipines, playmate (Nov, 1988), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Moises Alou baseball: Montreal Expos, Pittsburgh Pirates, Florida Marlins, Houston Astros, is born.Ref: 4
1968*Jeff Phillips Westwood NJ, actor (Hart Jessup-Guiding Light), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Teemu Selanne ‘The Finnish Flash’: hockey: Winnipeg Jets, Anaheim Mighty Ducks, San-Jose Sharks, is born.Ref: 4
1970*Shawnee Smith actress: Becker, Iron Eagle, Who's Harry Crumb?, Desperate Hours, Leaving Las Vegas, Arsenio, Armageddon, Karen Black: Actress at Work, is born.Ref: 4
1975*Keri Houlihan Penn, actress (Molly-Our House), is born.Ref: 5
303*St Phocas beheaded by Roman executioners in his own home.Ref: 62
1582*James (The Admirable) Crichton, English adventurer, dies in Mantua, Italy.Ref: 68
1642 Marie de Medici Queen of France dies.Ref: 10
1816*French frigate "Medusa" runs aground off Cap Blanc. Gross incompetence kills 150 in calm seas.Ref: 5
1904*Theodor Herzl, Hungarian journalist; first president of the World Zionist Organization, dies at age 44.Ref: 70
1908 Joel Chandler Harris dies.Ref: 10
1916*First of 3 fatal shark attacks occurred near NJ shore (4 die).Ref: 5
1916*Hetty Green, American financier, dies at age 80.Ref: 70
1920*William Crawford Gorgas US, Surgeon-Gen, help cure yellow fever, dies at age 65.Ref: 5
1935*Andre-Gustave Citroen, French auto maker, engineer/industrialist, dies at age 57.Ref: 70
1966*Joseph Deems Taylor composer: operas: The King’s Henchman, Peter Ibbetson; writer; music critic: New York World [1921-25], New York American [1931-32]; intermission commentator for Sunday radio broadcasts of NY Philharmonic [1936 to 1943]; president of ASCAP; married to poet and playwright Mary Kennedy; dies.Ref: 5
1969*Brian Jones (Lewis Hopkin-Jones) singer, musician: rhythm guitar: group: The Rolling Stones: [I Can’t Get No] Satisfaction; drowns to death at age 25.Ref: 4
1971*Jim (James Douglas) Morrison ‘The Lizard King’: singer: group: The Doors: Light My Fire, Love Her Madly, Riders on the Storm, When the Music’s Over, People are Strange, Love Me Two Times, Touch Me; dies of drug overdose in Paris at age 27.Ref: 4
1978*James Daly Emmy Award-winning actor: Hallmark Hall of Fame: Eagle in a Cage [1965-66]; Medical Center, Planet of the Apes, The Invaders; father of actress Tyne Daly; dies at age 59.Ref: 4
1981*Ross Martin (Martin Rosenblatt) actor: The Wild Wild West, Dying Room Only; dies at age 61.Ref: 4
1983 R. Buckminster Fuller dies.Ref: 10
1986*Rudy (Hubert Prior) Vallee singer: My Time is Your Time; actor: Live a Little, Love a Little, The Admiral was a Lady, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Second Fiddle; dies at age 84.Ref: 4
1988*Gabe Dell actor, dies at 68 of leukemia.Ref: 5
1989*Jim Backus actor (Mr Magoo, Thurston Howell III-Gilligan's Island), dies at 76 of pneumonia.Ref: 5
1989*Andrei Gromyko Soviet diplomat, dies just short of his 80th birthday.Ref: 68
1993*Curly Joe DeRita, the last stooge, (aka Joseph Wardell) dies.Ref: 4
1993*Don (Donald Scott) Drysdale Baseball Hall of Famer: pitcher: Brooklyn Dodgers [World Series: 1959], Los Angeles Dodgers [World Series: 1959, 1963, 1965, 1966/all-star: 1959, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968/Cy Young Award-winner: 1962]; broadcaster: ABC Monday Night Baseball; writer: Once a Bum, Always a Dodger; dies.Ref: 4
1994*Lew Hoad tennis: Australia and French Open Champion [1956], Wimbledon Champion [1956-57]; dies.Ref: 4
1995*(Richard) Pancho Gonzales tennis: US Open Champion [1948, 1949], dies at age 67.Ref: 4
1996*A blaze destroyed a fireworks store in Scottown, Ohio, filled with Fourth of July shoppers, killing nine people and injuring eleven.Ref: 6
2000*Harold Nicholas, the younger half of the legendary tap-dancing Nicholas Brothers, died at age 79. (TWA, 2001)Ref: 95

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