Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
July 21st

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230*Pope St. Pontian is elected Pope.Ref: 69
1733*John Winthrop was granted the first honorary Doctor of Law Degree in the United States. The honor was bestowed on Mr. Winthrop by Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.Ref: 4
1773*Clement XIV issued the brief, 'Dominus ac redemptor noster,' officially dissolving the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). This politically-based suppression afterward left conspicuous gaps in Catholic education and foreign missions.Ref: 5
1830*Belgium gains its independence from the Netherlands; King Leopold I is crowned.Ref: 5
1831*Belgium becomes independent of the Netherlands as Leopold I is proclaimed King of the Belgians. (XDG, p 4A, 6/12/2004)Ref: 83
1836*First Canadian RR opens, between Laprairie & St John, Qu‚bec.Ref: 5
1846*Donner Party: George Donner is elected captain. James Reed was a better choice but his autocratic manner alienated too many of the group.Ref: 27
1846*Mormons found first English settlement in Calif (San Joaquin Valley).Ref: 5
1867 City Gardens on Folsom opens.Ref: 5
1873*The first train robbery in America was pulled off by Jesse James and his gang. They took $3,000 from the Rock Island Express at Adair, IA.Ref: 4
1886*The cardinal's hat was conferred upon Elzear Alexandre Taschereau, 66, archbishop of Quebec. He was the first Canadian to be made a cardinal in the Catholic Church.Ref: 5
1896*National Federation of Afro-American Women & Colored Women's League merge to form National Association of Colored Woman.Ref: 5
1897*Tate Gallery opens in London, 67 paintings of Sir Henry Tate on the site of Millbank prison by Thames.Ref: 10
1900*Pope Leo XIII encyclical to the Greek-Melkite rite.Ref: 5
1906*(Dreyfus) French Captain Alfred Dreyfus is vindicated of his earlier court-martial for spying for Germany.Ref: 2
1919*The British House of Lords ratifies the Versailles Treaty.Ref: 2
1921*First naval vessels sunk by aircraft are two battleships being scrapped by treaty, sunk by bombs dropped from Army planes in demonstration put on by Brig. Gen. William S. Mitchell. Ref 
1925*The so-called "Monkey Trial" ended in Dayton, Tenn., with John T. Scopes convicted of violating state law for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution. The conviction was later overturned. (Go to article.)Ref: 70
1927*(Sweet) Prosecutor Toms finally dismisses all charges against the remaining ten defendants.Ref: 87
1930*The Veterans’ Administration of the United States is established.Ref: 4
1934*113ø F (45ø C), near Gallipolis, Ohio (state record)Ref: 5
1939*Adolf Eichmann is appointed director of the Prague Office of Jewish Emigration.Ref: 35
1942*8 die as coal waste heap slides in river valley near Oakwood, Va.Ref: 5
1944*Harry S Truman accepted the Democratic party’s nomination for vice president of the U.S. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected for a fourth term that year -- with Truman as his VP. On April 12, 1945, Roosevelt died and Truman became president.Ref: 4
1946*Jesus T Pi¤erol becomes first native born Puerto Rican governor.Ref: 5
1949*The US Senate ratifies North Atlantic Treaty by a vote of 82-13.Ref: 5
1955 First sub powered by liquid metal cooled reactor launched-Seawolf.Ref: 5
1955*During the Geneva summit, President Dwight D. Eisenhower presented his "open skies" proposal under which the United States and the Soviet Union would trade information on each other's military facilities.Ref: 70
1959*First atomic powered merchant ship, Savannah, christened, Camden NJ.Ref: 5
1960*Sirimavo Bandaranaike becomes the first woman prime minister of Ceylon.Ref: 2
1960*The country of Katanga forms in Africa.Ref: 5
1962*160 civil right activists jailed after demonstration in Albany Ga.Ref: 5
1965 Pakistan, Iran & Turkey sign Regional Co-Operation pact.Ref: 5
1978*US Postal Service & unions agree on a contract averting mail strike.Ref: 5
1980*Draft registration began in the United States for 19- and 20-year-old men.Ref: 70
1983 Polish govt ends 19 months of martial law.Ref: 5
1983*US announces Lebanon freed American hostage David Dodge.Ref: 5
1988*Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis accepted the Democratic presidential nomination at the party's convention in Atlanta.Ref: 70
1989*Eastern Airlines submits a reorganization plan to creditors.Ref: 5
1990 (Berlin Wall) Some 250,000 people celebrated at the site where the Berlin Wall once stood in East Berlin. Included in the benefit concert was an all-star cast performing Pink Floyd’s The Wall. Artists who performed: The Band, The Scorpions, Ute Lemper, Thomas Dolby, Sinead O'Connor, Joni Mitchel, James Galway, Brian Adams, Jerry Hall, Van Morrison, Marianne Faithfull, Albert Finney. Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters (organizer of the concert) performed together with his group The Bleeding Heart Band. “Organizing this show was certainly a lot of hard work,” Waters said, “but it was excellent to work with Bryan Adams, Van Morrison, Cyndi Lauper and all the others.”Ref: 4
1994*Britain's Labor Party elects Tony Blair its new leader succeeding the late John Smith. (XDG, p 4A, 7/21/2004)Ref: 83
1999*Navy divers found the bodies of John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn, and sister-in-law, Lauren Bessette, in the wreckage of Kennedy's plane in the Atlantic Ocean off Martha's Vineyard.Ref: 70
2000*Special Counsel John C. Danforth concluded "with 100 percent certainty" that the federal government was innocent of wrongdoing in the siege that killed 80 members of the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, in 1993.Ref: 70
2002*Telecommunications giant WorldCom Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection, about a month after disclosing it had inflated profits by nearly $4 billion through deceptive accounting.Ref: 70
2003*President GW Bush says he continues to hope for a diplomatic solution to deal with the standoff with North Korea. (WSJ, p A4, 7/22/2003)Ref: 33
1595*Marquesas Islands discovered by Alvaro Mendana.Ref: 10
1961*Virgil I "Gus" Grissom makes his 15:37 suborbital flight in Liberty Bell 7. The capsule is lost at sea. (XDG, p 4A, 7/21/2000)Ref: 83
1966*Gemini X returns to Earth.Ref: 5
1969*Astronauts Neil Armstrong steps on the moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT). He and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin blast off from the moon aboard the lunar lander. (XDG, p 4A, 7/21/2000)Ref: 83
1969*Russia's Luna 15 impacts moon after 52 lunar orbits.Ref: 5
1973*USSR launches Mars 4 for fly-by (2600 km) of the red planet.Ref: 5
1988*ESA's Ariane-3 launches 2 communications satellites (1 Indian).Ref: 5
1403*Henry IV defeats tSir Henry Percy (Hotspur) in the Battle of Shrewsbury in England.Ref: 2
1588*English fleet defeats Spanish armada.Ref: 5
1667*The Peace of Breda ends the Second Anglo-Dutch War and cedes Dutch New Amsterdam to the English.Ref: 2
1711 Russia and Turkey sign the Treaty of Pruth, ending the year-long Russo-Turkish War.Ref: 2
1718 The Treaty of Passarowitz is signed by Austria, Venice and the Ottoman Empire.Ref: 2
1798*Napoleon Bonaparte defeats the Arab Mameluke warriors at the Battle of the Pyramids.Ref: 2
1861*First Manassas (also called Bull Run, 25 mi SW of DC). The Union Army under Gen. Irvin McDowell suffers a defeat in the 1st test of Union and Confederate prowess. Confederate Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson acquired his nickname "Stonewall". President Lincoln realizes the war will be long. (XDG, p 4A, 7/21/2000)Ref: 83
1898*Spain cedes Guam to US.Ref: 5
1915*US President Wilson sends notes to Secretary of War Garrison and Secretary of Navy Daniels directing them to draft a defense program. 
1940*Soviet Union annexes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania.Ref: 5
1941*France accepts Japan's demand for military control of Indochina.Ref: 2
1941*In occupied Poland near Lublin, Majdanek concentration camp becomes operational.Ref: 35
1942*Japanese land troops near Gona on New Guinea. 
1944*U.S. Army and Marine forces land on Guam in the Marianas.Ref: 2
1944*(before dawn) SS personnel in Paris are released, as the failed Operation Valkyrie putsch collapses. 
1944*Operation Goodwood, in Caen, France, ends. 
1954*The French sign an armistice with the Viet Minh that ends the war but divides Vietnam into two countries.Ref: 2
1965*Gemini 5 launched atop Titan V: Cooper & ConradRef: 62
1904*Camille Jenatzy sets world auto speed record at 65.79 MPH.Ref: 5
1921*Indians (9) & Yankees (7) hit a record 16 doubles.Ref: 5
1923*Phillies score 12 in 6th & beat Cubs 17-4Ref: 5
1927*Jack Dempsey KO's Jack Sharkey in the 7th round. Sharkey claims a "low blow".Ref: 97
1930*Cardinals George Puccinelli and Jim Bottomley and Dodgers Hal Lee and Harvey Henrick all homer appearing as pinch-hitters in one game.Ref: 1
1931*Horse racing fans will be happy to learn that the daily double was inaugurated in the US on this day. The Reno Race Track began the new system of wagering on horses that had been popular in Canada for some time.Ref: 4
1945*Detroit Tigers & Phila A's play 24 inning 1-1 tie.Ref: 5
1956*In a 13-6 defeat to the Cubs, Dodger shortstop Pee Wee Reese becomes one of five active players to collect his 2000th hit and Junior Gilliam sets a major league record by handling 12 assists at second base.Ref: 1
1956*Cin Red pitcher Brooks Lawrence loses after 13 straight wins.Ref: 5
1957*Althea Gibson became the first black woman to win a major US tennis title. She won the Women’s National clay-court singles competition.Ref: 4
1959*Pumpsie Green is the 1st black player on Red Sox. 
1963*The usually mild-mannered Dodger manager Walter Alston is thrown out of both games of a doubleheader as the Braves sweep a twin bill for the first and only time in Milwaukee, 7-2 and 13-7. To make matters worse, the Los Angeles skipper has beer thrown in his face by a hometown fan as he leaves the second game. (My thanks to Lee for sharing this entry. He attended the game at County Stadium as 10-year old. -LP)Ref: 1
1968*Arnold Palmer became the first golfer to make a million dollars in career earnings after he tied for second place at the PGA Championship. Palmer accomplished the feat in just 13 years and 2 months as a professional golfer. He won 52 golf tournaments during that period.Ref: 4
1973*Hank Aaron becomes 2nd major leaguer to hit 700 HRs.Ref: 5
1975*Billy Martin is fired as Texas Ranger manager after leading the team to a 44-51 record. Third base coach Frank Lucchesi takes over on an interim basis and guides the team to a 35-32 record (79-83 overall).Ref: 86
1975*NY Met Felix Milan hits 4 singles; erased by Joe Torres 4 double plays.Ref: 5
1978*Mike Paxton, Cleveland Indians, strikes out 4 batters in the 5th inning. (Sporting News Complete Baseball Record Book, 2002, ISBN 0-89204-668-0) 
1978 World's strongest dog, 80-kg St Bernard, pulls 2909-kg load 27 mRef: 5
1980 Jean-Claude Droyer climbs the Eiffel Tower in 2 hrs 18 mins.Ref: 5
1982*The Reds (last place, 24 games below .500) fire manager John McNamara and replace him with third base coach, Russ Nixon.Ref: 1
1982*Pittsburgh Pirate Willie Stargell hits his club record 475th home run, an eighth-inning, game-winning, pinch-hit solo shot at Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium.Ref: 86
1982*Salvador Sanchez stops Azumah Nelson to retain his featherweight boxing title in New York City.Ref: 97
1984*Marita Koch of E Germany sets world women's mark for 200m, 21.71s.Ref: 5
1985*Race horse John Henry retired. The thoroughbred was originally purchased for $1,100. The 1984 Horse of the Year had career winnings of $6.5 million. John Henry won 39 of 83 races and was 10 years old when he retired.Ref: 4
1985*Sandy Lyle became the first British golfer in 16 years to win the British Open golf title. Tony Jacklin was the previous winner from Great Britain (1969).Ref: 4
1988*The Red Sox suspend Jim Rice for three days for shoving manager Joe Morgan. The Boston outfielder became upset when the skipper pinch hit for him using the light-hitting shortstop Spike Owen.Ref: 1
1989*Mike Tyson knocks out Carl "The Truth" Williams to retain the world heavyweight title.Ref: 98
1989 Greg LeMond (US) wins Tour de France in fastest time.Ref: 5
1990 Goodwill Games opens in Seattle Wash.Ref: 5
1993*Astro shortstop Jose Uribe walks on 3-2 count thanks to home umpire Harry Wendlestedt losing track of the pitches.Ref: 1
1997*Wilson Alvarez, Chicago Cubs, strikes out 4 batters in the 7th inning. (Sporting News Complete Baseball Record Book, 2002, ISBN 0-89204-668-0) 
1998*In his Major League debut, Colorado Rockies' Mark Brownson tosses a complete-game shutout at Houston.Ref: 86
1999*Tony Womack legs out a ninth-inning, inside-the-park grand slam off Houston Astros relief ace Billy Wagner to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 7-4 victory in Houston. It is the first inside-the-park homer in franchise history.Ref: 86
2000*Thanks to Harold Baines' four hits, the Orioles halt its 20-game Canadian losing streak defeating the Blue Jays, 9-5. It is Baltimore's first victory north of the border since June 13, 1998.Ref: 1
2003*Carlton Dotson Jr, the roommate of missing Baylor basketball player Patrick Dennehy, is arrested and charged with Dennehy's murder. (XDG, p 4A, 7/21/2004)Ref: 83
1931*Ted Husing was master of ceremonies for the very first CBS-TV program. The gala show featured singer Kate Smith, composer George Gershwin and NY City Mayor Jimmy Walker.Ref: 4
1947 Loren MacIver’s now-famous portrait of Emmett Kelly as Willie the Clown appeared on the cover of LIFE magazine. The portrait has been described as “one of the world’s best clown studies.”Ref: 4
1958*The last of Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts programs aired on CBS-TV. Many artists got their start on Talent Scouts, including Tony Bennett, Pat Boone, The McGuire Sisters and a singer named Connie Francis -- who not only sang, but played the accordion, as well.Ref: 4
1959 A US District Court judge in NY City ruled that Lady Chatterley’s Lover was not a dirty book. The ruling was upheld in US appeals court one year later.Ref: 4
1965*Shooting begins on Star Trek 2nd pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before". (Shatner, William, "Star Trek Memories", ©1993, ISBN 0-06-109235-5) 
1969*Just one day after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, Duke Ellington and a portion of his band performed a 10-minute composition on ABC-TV titled Moon Maiden. The work featured piano, drums, bass and vocals.Ref: 4
1973*Bad, Bad Leroy Brown reached the top spot on the Billboard pop-singles chart, becoming Jim Croce’s first big hit. Croce died in a plane crash two months later (September 20, 1973).Ref: 4
1979*National Women's Hall of Fame (Seneca Falls, NY) dedicated.Ref: 5
1983*Storm cuts short Diana Ross' free concert in NY's Central Park.Ref: 5
1985 The 10 sexiest men in the U.S., according to Playgirl magazine, included comedian John Candy, New York Governor Mario Cuomo and Representative Jack Kemp.Ref: 4
1986 Pleasure Island plans unveiled.Ref: 5
1987*TV personality Mary Hart of Entertainment Tonight made news as she had her legs insured by Lloyd’s of London for $2 million.Ref: 4
1989*Former president Ronald Reagan was inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame in recognition of his role as George Armstrong Custer in The Santa Fe Trail (1940) and as host of TV’s Death Valley Days (1965-1966).Ref: 4
1990*As reported by This Week in Musical History and Rock Date Diary: The Radio One apologized to listeners after Madonna repeatedly cursed during a live concert broadcast from Wembley Stadium.Ref: 4
1515*Saint Philip Neri, Italian priest and mystic, is born.Ref: 70
1673*John Weaver, English dancer, is born.Ref: 70
1694*Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist, is born.Ref: 70
1804*Victor Schoelcher Guadeloupe, abolished french slavery, is born.Ref: 5
1816*Paul Julius Baron von Reuter founded Reuters news service, is born.Ref: 5
1817*Sir John Gilbert, English painter and illustrator, is born.Ref: 70
1829*Birth of public school teacher Priscilla Jane Owens. A Methodist who remained in Baltimore all her life, she left behind two enduring hymns: 'We Have an Anchor' and 'Jesus Saves.'Ref: 5
1856*Louise Blanchard Bethune, first US woman architect, is born.Ref: 5
1858*Lovis Corinth, Russian-born German Impressionist painter, is born.Ref: 70
1863*C Aubrey Smith London England, actor (Prisoner of Zenda), is born.Ref: 5
1864*Frances Cleveland (Folsom) wife of 22nd US President Grover Cleveland; is born.Ref: 4
1881*Frederick Dick, physician, is born.Ref: 2
1885*Frances Parkinson Keyes novelist (Dinner at Antoine), is born.Ref: 5
1888*Jacques Feyder, French film director, is born.Ref: 70
1893*Ernst Shuftan born. He was the inventor of the 'Shuftan Effect', a cheap way to imitate matte technique using mirrors that was used in all those Cesar Romero vs. the giant iguana movies.Ref: 73
1896*Jean Rivier Villemomble France, composer (V‚nitienne), is born.Ref: 5
1899*Ernest (Miller) Hemingway Pulitzer Prize [1953] & Nobel Prize-winning writer [1954]: The Old Man and the Sea, is born in Oak Park, IL.Ref: 4
1899*Poet Hart Crane was born in Garrettsville, Ohio.Ref: 68
1901*Allyn Joslyn Milford Pa, actor (They Won't Forget, Cafe Society), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Marshall McLuhan, Canadian writer (The Medium is the Message), communications theorist and educator, is born.Ref: 2
1920*Isaac Stern Kremenetz, Russia, violinist (debut SF Symph), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Billy Taylor Greenville NC, orch leader (David Frost Show), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Kay Starr (Katherine Starks), Dougherty Okla, singer (Rock & Roll Waltz, Club Oasis), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Don Knotts, Morgantown WV, actor (Amdy Griffth Show, 3's Company), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Norman Jewison director (Moonstruck, ...And Justice For All), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Paul Burke New Orleans, actor (Thomas Crown Affair), is born.Ref: 5
1926 Norman Jewison is born.Ref: 10
1930*Gene Littler golf champion: U.S. Open [1961], is born.Ref: 4
1931*Boxer (World Middleweight Champion in 1957) Gene Fullmer is born.Ref: 4
1931*Gene Littler golfer (1961 US Open), is born.Ref: 5
1933*John Gardner scholar/writer (Grendel, Sunlight Dialogues), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Jonathan Miller, English author, is born in London, England.Ref: 68
1935*Kaye Stevens US, singer (Jerry Lewis Show), is born.Ref: 5
1938*US Attorney General under Bill Clinton, Janet Reno is born.Ref: 4
1942*Fred Hetzel NBA star (SF, Cincinatti, Milwaukee Bucks), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Patricia Elliot Gunnison Co, actress (Renee-Empire, One Life to Live), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Tess Gallagher, American writer, is born.Ref: 2
1943*Edward Herrmann actor: Big Business, Beacon Hill, Reds, The Paper Chase, Mrs. Soffel, The Great Gatsby, Eleanor & Franklin, is born.Ref: 4
1943*Jerry McGee golf: champ: Pensacola Open [1975], IVB-Philadelphia Classic [1977], Kemper Open [1979], Sammy Davis, Jr.-Greater Hartford Open [1979], is born.Ref: 4
1943*David Downing NYC, actor (Backstairs at the White House), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Pete Banaszak football: Oakland Raiders running back: Super Bowl II, XIRef: 4
1945*Alton Maddox NY black activist/attorney (Tawana Brawley case), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Leigh Lawson Atherston England, actress (Fire & Sword, Charlie Boy), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Zbigniew Kaczmarek Poland, lightweight (Olympic-gold-1976), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Wendell Burton San Antonio TX, actor (Lucas-New Dick Van Dyke Show), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau is born.Ref: 4
1948*Michael Richards Emmy Award-winning actor: Seinfeld, is born.Ref: 68
1948*Cat Stevens (Stephen Demetre Georgiou, Muslim name: Yusuf Islam) singer: Wild World, Moon Shadow, Peace Train, Oh Very Young, is born in London, England.Ref: 68
1948*Art Hindle Halifax Nova Scotia, actor (Jeff-Dallas, Berrengers), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Al (Alan Thomas) Hrabosky ‘The Mad Hungarian’: baseball: pitcher: SL Cardinals, KC Royals, Atlanta Braves, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Ludmila Smirnova USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic-silver-1972), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Doug Collins US, basketball player (Olympic-silver-1972), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Slick Watts NBA (Seattle SuperSonic), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Phil Russell hockey: NHL: Chicago Blackhawks, Atlanta Flames, Calgary Flames, New Jersey Devils, Buffalo Sabres, is born.Ref: 4
1952*Robin Williams Chicago Ill, comedian (Mork & Mindy, Awakenings), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Henry Preistman rocker (The Christians-Harvest the World), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Tacho Ocheriski singer (Putting on the Ritz), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Actor, comedian from Saturday Night Live, Jon Lovitz is born.Ref: 4
1958*Henry Priestman singer: group: The Christians, is born.Ref: 4
1960*Lance Guest actor: Lou Grant, Knots Landing, Life Goes On, The Wizard of Loneliness, Jaws: The Revenge, The Last Starfighter, Halloween II: The Nightmare isn’t Over, is born.Ref: 4
1960*Matt Mulhern actor: Biloxi Blues, Major DadRef: 4
1961*Jim Martin musician: guitar: group: Faith No MoreRef: 4
1962*Ike Eisenmann Houston TX, actor (Scott-Fantastic Journey), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Susan Swift Houston TX, actress (Chisholms)Ref: 5
1968*X-rated film actress Racquel Darrian is born.Ref: 4
1968*X-rated film actress Dyanna Lauren is born.Ref: 4
1978*Josh Hartnett actor: Pearl Harbor, Cracker, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, The Virgin Suicides, is born.Ref: 4
1454*John II, King of Castile (1406-54), dies at age 49.Ref: 70
1796*Poet Robert Burns dies in Scotland of a lingering illness brought on by excessive drinking at age 37.Ref: 4
1865*Wild Bill Hickok kills gunman Dave Tutt in Springfield, Illinois, in the first formal quick-draw duel.Ref: 2
1880*Compressed air accident kills 20 workers on Hudson River tunnel, NY.Ref: 5
1919*Dirigible crashes through bank skylight killing 13 (Chicago, Ill).Ref: 5
1926*Washington Roebling, American civil engineer; designed the Brooklyn Bridge, dies at age 89.Ref: 2
1928*Dame Ellen Alice Terry Coventry England, Shakespearian stage actress, dies at age 81.Ref: 70
1938*Bernard Henry Kroger, founder of the Kroger Food Chain, dies in Wianna MA.Ref: 68
1948*Arshile Gorky, Turkish-born American postsurrealist abstract painter, dies at age 44.Ref: 70
1950*Rex Ingram (Hitchcock) writer, director: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse; dies.Ref: 4
1957*Bernard Spooner US inventor of bulletproof jacket, dies.Ref: 5
1967*Jimmie (Emory) Foxx ‘Beast’, ‘Double X’: Baseball Hall of Famer: Philadelphia Athletics [World Series: 1929, 1930, 1031/all-star: 1934, 1935, 1936/Baseball Writers’ Award: 1932, 1933], Boston Red Sox [all-star: 1936-1941/Baseball Writers’ Award: 1938], Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Blue Jays; dies.Ref: 4
1967*(Philip St. John) Basil Rathbone actor: The Mark of Zorro, Captain Blood, The Last Hurrah, The Hound of the Baskervilles, House of Fear, David Copperfield, Last Days of Pompeii, Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes, A Christmas Carol, The Comedy of Terrors; dies at age 75.Ref: 4
1968*Ruth St Denis Newark NJ, ballerina (Dances of the 5 Senses), dies at age 91.Ref: 70
1972*Jigme Dori Wangchuck king of Bhutan, dies.Ref: 5
1972*2 passenger trains collide head-on killing 76 (Seville, Spain).Ref: 5
1972*In New York, 57 murders occur in 24 hours.Ref: 5
1972*Bloody Friday in Belfast IRA explodes 21 bombs killing 9 injuring 130; IRA apologizes 30 yrs later.Ref: 10
1976*Christopher Ewart-Biggs Brit ambassador to Ireland is assassinated by a land mine.Ref: 5
1976*First outbreak of "Legionnaire's Disease" kills 29 in Phila.Ref: 5
1982*Dave Garroway TV talk-show host: Today, Garroway at Large; dies at age 69.Ref: 4
1984*James Fixx runner & author, dies at age 43 of a heart attack.Ref: 5
1984 First documented case of a robot killing a human in US (Jackson MI).Ref: 5
1985*Mickey Shaughnessy actor (Chicago Teddy Bears), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1985*Vicki Vola actress (Miss Miller-Mr District Attorney) dies.Ref: 5
1986*Virginia Hewitt actress (Carol-Space Patrol), dies at 60Ref: 5
1994*Dorothy Collins (Marjorie Chandler) singer: My Boy Flattop, Your Hit Parade, sang with Benny Goodman band; actress: Follies; dies.Ref: 4
1997 Dorothy Chandler Los Angeles Times publishing family; Dorothy Chandler Pavillion named after her; dies.Ref: 4
1998*Alan B. Shepard, the first American astronaut to travel in space, dies. (TWA, 1999)Ref: 95
1998*Robert (George) Young Emmy Award-winning actor: Father Knows Best, [1958], Marcus Welby M.D. [1970], The Bride Wore Red, Crossfire, Honolulu, Northwest Passage; dies.Ref: 4
1999*Advertising executive David Ogilvy dies in Bonnes France at age 88. (XDG, p 4A, 7/21/2004)Ref: 83

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