Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
July 27th

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1245*Frederick II of France is deposed by a council at Lyons, which found him guilty of sacrilege.Ref: 2
1365 Isabella, daughter of Edward III & Philippa, marries Enguerrand de Coucy, a hostage for the King of France. 
1661*Parliament confirms the Navigation Act.Ref: 5
1663*British Parliament passes a second Navigation Act, requiring all goods bound for the colonies to be sent in British ships from British ports.Ref: 2
1694*The Bank of England received a royal charter as a commercial institution.Ref: 70
1789*The Department of Foreign Affairs was established by the U.S. Congress. The agency later was named the Department of State -- or the State Department.Ref: 4
1793*Robespierre becomes a member of the Committee of Public Safety.Ref: 2
1794*French revolutionary leader Maximilien Robespierre was overthrown and placed under arrest; he was executed the following day.Ref: 6
1836 Adelaide, South Australia founded.Ref: 5
1837*US Mint opens in Charlotte, NC.Ref: 5
1844*Fire destroys the US mint at Charlotte, NC.Ref: 5
1862 Steamer "Golden Gate" burns & sinks off west coast of Mexico.Ref: 5
1897*37.5 cm (14.75") of rainfall, Jewell, Maryland (state 24-hr record).Ref: 5
1900*H. J. Heinz Company incorporated.Ref: 10
1913*In Oxford, PA, the first Victorious Life Conference closed. Founder Robert C.McQuilkin, inspired by England's Keswick Movement, emphasized in these meetings anattainment of spiritual freedom from the power of every known sin.Ref: 5
1918 Socony 200, the first concrete barge, was launched on this day. The vessel was used to carry oil ... not concrete.Ref: 4
1918*United Mine Workers organizer Ginger Goodwin was shot by a hired private policeman outside Cumberland, British Columbia.Ref: 59
1933*Circuit Court of Kansas City mandates death penalty for kidnapping.Ref: 10
1942*First shipment of irradiated uranium arrives at the Met Lab (300 lb.).Ref: 91
1954*Armistice divides Vietnam into two countries.Ref: 5
1955*Austria regains full independence after 4-power occupation.Ref: 5
1960*Vice President Richard M. Nixon was nominated for president at the Republican National Convention in Chicago.Ref: 4
1962*Martin Luther King Jr jailed in Albany Georgia.Ref: 5
1964*President Lyndon Johnson sends an additional 5,000 advisers to South Vietnam.Ref: 2
1967*Sexual offenses act in Britain decriminalises homosexual acts between consenting adults.Ref: 10
1967*In the wake of urban rioting, President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed the Kerner Commission to assess the causes of the violence. The same day, black militant H. Rap Brown said violence was "as American as cherry pie."Ref: 70
1968*Race Riot in Gary IN.Ref: 5
1974*The House Judiciary Committee voted 27-to-11 to recommend President Nixon's impeachment on a charge that he had personally engaged in a "course of conduct" designed to obstruct justice in the Watergate case.Ref: 70
1982 Indian PM Indira Gandhi first visit to US in almost 11 years.Ref: 5
1987*John Demjanjuk, accused Nazi "Ivan the Terrible" testifies in IsraelRef: 5
1988*Boston's worst traffic jam in 30 years.Ref: 5
1990*McMartin pre-school child molestation, longest U.S. criminal case, ends in mistrial after 7 yrs.Ref: 10
1995*The Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. opened to the public on the 42nd anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War. US President Bill Clinton and President Kim Young Sam of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) dedicated the memoirial. A plaque at the flagstaff reads, “Our nation honors her sons and daughters who answered a call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met.”Ref: 4
2000 Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic called presidential, parliamentary and local elections for the following September. (The election would result in Milosevic's fall from power.)Ref: 6
2001*A judge in West Palm Beach, Fla., sentenced 14-year-old Nathaniel Brazill to 28 years in prison for fatally shooting teacher Barry Grunow.Ref: 70
2003*The Green Cedar Garden Club (of Greene County OH) conducts its final meeting. The 50-year old civic club is unable to attract new members and the remaining four members have decided not to continue. (XDG, p 1, 7/31/2003)Ref: 83
1501 Copernicus formally installed as canon of Frauenberg Cathedral.Ref: 5
1586*Sir Walter Raleigh brings first tobacco to England from Virginia.Ref: 5
1866*After 12 years and two failures, Cyrus W. Field succeeded in laying the first underwater telegraph cable between North America and Europe.Ref: 70
1888*First electric car demonstrated in Boston by inventor Philip W. Pratt; tricycle runs on batteries.Ref: 10
1909*A two-man flight endurance record of 1 hour, 12 minutes, 40 seconds is set by Orville Wright and Lt. Lahm flying the 1909 Military Flyer.Ref: 50
1914*A short tractor seaplane drops a 14 inch naval torpedo.Ref: 49
1921*Canadians Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best isolate insulin at the University of Toronto.Ref: 2
1949*Havilland Comet 40-passenger airliner makes maiden flight.Ref: 5
1962*Mariner 2 launched toward Venus flyby missionRef: 5
1969*Pioneer 10 launched.Ref: 5
1988*Radio Shack announces the Tandy 1000 SL computerRef: 5
1995*Microsoft releases Excel 7.0 for Windows 95/NT. Ref 
1214*At the Battle of Bouvines in France, Philip Augustus of France defeats John of England.Ref: 2
1643*Cromwell wins the battle of Gainsborough.Ref: 62
1689*Government forces defeat the Scottish Jacobites at the Battle of Killiecrankie.Ref: 2
1689*Jacobite Scottish Highlanders defeat royal force at Killiecrankie.Ref: 5
1775*Benjamin Church began his service as the first Surgeon General of the Continental Army.Ref: 4
1777*The marquis of Lafayette arrives in New England to help the rebellious colonists fight the British.Ref: 2
1778*British and French fleets fight to a standoff in the first Battle of Ushant.Ref: 2
1816*Fort Blount on Apalachicola Bay Fla, attacked by US Troops.Ref: 5
1830*July revolution breaks out in Paris.Ref: 10
1861*President Lincoln appoints George B. McClellan as Commander of the Department of the Potomac, replacing Gen. Irwin McDowell. McClellan tells his wife, "I find myself in a new and strange position here: President, cabinet, Gen. Scott, and all deferring to me. By some strange operation of magic I seem to have become the power of the land." (XDG, p 4A, 7/27/2000)Ref: 83
1900 100,000 Boxers attack Tientsin killing 1,500 foreigners. Boxer Rebellion in China.Ref: 10
1914*British troops invade the streets of Dublin, Ireland, and begin to disarm Irish rebels.Ref: 2
1941*German troops invade Ukraine.Ref: 62
1941*Japanese forces land in Indo-China.Ref: 5
1943*(and 28th) An Allied air raid causes a firestorm in Hamburg.Ref: 36
1944*First British jet fighter used in combat (Gloster Meteor).Ref: 5
1944*U.S troops complete the liberation of Guam from the Empire of Japan.Ref: 2
1953*The armistice agreement that ended the Korean War was signed at Panmunjon, Korea. The war lasted three years and 32 days. The truce negotiations between North Korean and US delegates (representing South Korea) lasted two years and seventeen days.Ref: 4
1991 Fighting escalated in the breakaway republic of Croatia, as a Yugoslav air force jet fired on Croatian forces and ground fighting erupted into clashes with federal tanks and troops.Ref: 6
1993 Israeli guns and aircraft pound southern Lebanon in reprisal for rocket attacks by Hezbollah guerrillas.Ref: 2
1920 Resolute beats Shamrock IV (England) in 14th running of America's Cup.Ref: 5
1924*8th Olympic games closes in Paris.Ref: 5
1938*For the second consecutive day, Hank Greenberg hits two homers in one day. The Tiger first baseman will hit two HRs in the same game a record setting eleven times during the season.Ref: 1
1946*Rudy York hits two grand slam home runs in the same game. (2003 Sports Illustrated Almanac, ISBN 1-929049-55-2) 
1947 The World Water Ski Organization was founded in Geneva, Switzerland.Ref: 4
1947*Yogi Berra starts record 148 game errorless streak.Ref: 5
1950 During a match in Chicago, IL, professional wrestler Gorgeous George completely missed a flying tackle on Lou Thesem. George took off like a rocket, flew right out of the ring and landed on top of a newspaper reporter’s typewriter.Ref: 4
1959*New York attorney William Shea announces the formation of a third major league, the Continental League, to begin play in 1961. One of the charter teams for the league would be placed in New York.Ref: 86
1965*Japanese officials increase the number of foreigners allowed on each team from 2 to 3; the Yomiuri Giants,however, announce their team will have not any foreigners on their roster (this policy lasts ten years until the team signs Davey Johnson.)Ref: 1
1966*The Wisconsin Supreme Court overrules a lower court decision and holds that the state doesn't have the jurisdiction to keep the Braves from moving to Atlanta.Ref: 1
1972*Pro hockey star Maurice ‘The Rocket’ Richard signed a one-year contract to coach the Quebec Nordiques of the World Hockey Association.Ref: 4
1973*Walter Blum becomes 6th jockey to ride 4,000 winners.Ref: 5
1973*Secretariat broke two records while practicing at Saratoga Springs, NY. The legendary horse covered a mile in a speedy 1 minute, 34 seconds and ran a 1-1/8 mile distance in 1 minute, 47-4/5 seconds.Ref: 4
1975*Mets release outfielder Cleon Jones after suspending him for insubordination. He will not play again this year but will join the White Sox next season.Ref: 1
1978*Light hitting Indian second baseman Duane Kuiper becomes one of only three modern major leaguer to hit two bases loaded triples in one game; the Tribe beats the Yankees, 17-5.Ref: 1
1984*Pete Rose passes Ty Cobb as the all-time single leader as he collects his 3,053rd off Steve Carlton in a 6-1 Expo victory over the Phillies.Ref: 1
1988*Boxer Mike Tyson settles the Cayton suit out of court, reducing Cayton's managerial share from one-third to 20 percent of purses.Ref: 98
1989*Atlanta Brave Dale Murphy is 10th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (6th)Ref: 5
1996*The visiting San Diego Padres score a club-record 20 runs to defeat Florida 20-12 in a 4-hour, 10-minute marathon, the longest 9-inning night game in N.L. history.Ref: 86
1997*The Detroit Tigers retire Hal Newhouser's uniform no. 16.Ref: 29
1998*Sammy Sosa hits his first career grand slam setting the mark for most career homers before hitting a grand slam (246).Ref: 1
1998*Pirate Tony Womack establishes a new major league mark by not grounding out into a double play in 888 consecutive at-bats breaking the record previously established by Dodger Pete Reiser in 1946.Ref: 1
1998*In Devil Ray's 11-5 win over Oakland, Wade Boggs eighth inning single moves him past past Babe Ruth and into 33rd place on the career hits list with 2,874.Ref: 1
1998*Blake Stein, Oakland A's, strikes out 4 batters in the 4th inning. (Sporting News Complete Baseball Record Book, 2002, ISBN 0-89204-668-0) 
2000*The Rockies and Red Sox complete a seven-player trade. The Red Sox receive pitchers Rolando Arrojo and Rick Croushore, infielder Mike Lansing and an undisclosed amount of cash for second baseman Jeff Frye and pitchers Brian Rose and John Wasdinas well as minor league pitcher Jeff Taglienti.Ref: 1
2000*Toronto skipper Jim Fregosi wins his 1,000th game as a big league manager as the Blue Jays beat the Mariners, 7-2.Ref: 1
2001*The Tampa Bay Devil Rays acquire right-handed pitcher Manny Aybar and a player to be named later (infielder Jason Smith) from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for first baseman Fred McGriff and cash considerations.Ref: 86
1784*Courier De L’Amerique became the first French newspaper to be published in the United States. The paper was printed in Philadelphia, PA for all the many Philadelphians who spoke French.Ref: 4
1898*Fiction: Start of Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of The Dancing Men" (BG)Ref: 5
1940*Bugs Bunny makes his official debut in the Warner Brothers animated cartoon "A Wild Hare". (XDG p 4A, 7/27/2000)Ref: 83
1940 Billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charts.Ref: 5
1942*Peggy Lee recorded her first hit record -- in New York City. With the backing of the Benny Goodman band, Miss Lee sang Why Don’t You Do Right for Columbia Records.Ref: 4
1959*Brothers, Santo and Johnny (Farina) of Brooklyn, NY saw their one and only hit record, the instrumental Sleepwalk released. Sleepwalk was number one for two weeks. Their next song, Tear Drop, only made it to number 23 on the pop charts. Such is life in the pop music biz.Ref: 4
1974*NBC-TV removed Dinah’s Place from its daytime programming roster. The move brought Dinah Shore’s 23-year association with the Peacock Network to a close.Ref: 4
1974*John Denver’s biggest hit song reached the top of the Billboard singles chart. Annie’s Song, written for his wife, became the most popular song in the U.S. Denver had three other #1 songs: Sunshine on My Shoulders, Thank God I’m a Country Boy and I’m Sorry.Ref: 4
1976*John Lennon finally had his request for permanent residency in the United States approved. Lennon’s immigration card number was A-17-597-321. The decision to allow Lennon to stay in the country ended a long struggle between the former Beatle and the US Government.Ref: 4
1977*John Lennon is granted a green card for permanent residence in US.Ref: 5
1990*Zsa Zsa Gabor begins a 3 day jail sentence for slapping a cop.Ref: 5
1991 TV Guide publishes it's 2000th editionRef: 5
1991*Bryan Adams’ (Everything I Do) I Do It For You hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It topped the pop chart for 7 straight weeks.Ref: 4
1991*Rocker Jani Lane, (Warrant-Cherry Pie) marries model Bobbie Brown.Ref: 5
1667*Johann Bernoulli, mathematician, is born.Ref: 62
1741*Birth of Francois H. Bartholomon, French Swedenborgian composer. Two of his many works later became hymn tunes: AUTUMN (Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus) and BALERMA (Oh, fora Closer Walk with God).Ref: 5
1768*Charlotte Corday, French revolutionary, assassin of Jean Paul Marat, is born.Ref: 68
1777*Thomas Campbell, Scottish writer (The Pleasures of Hope), is born.Ref: 2
1801*George Biddle Airyy 7th Astronomer Royal, is born.Ref: 5
1824*Alexandre Dumas novelist: La Dame aux Camelias; playwright; is born.Ref: 4
1835*Giosus Carducci Italy, poet (Nobel 1906), is born.Ref: 5
1846*Charles Stewart Parnell, Irish nationalist member of British parliament (1875-91), is born.Ref: 70
1857*Jose Celso Barbosa Puerto Rico, found Federalist Party in 1900, is born.Ref: 5
1861*Birth of Cyrus H. Nusbaum, an American Methodist clergyman who penned the hymn,'Would You Live for Jesus, and Be Always Pure and Good?' (aka 'His Way With Thee').Ref: 5
1867*Enrique Granados Lerida Spain, composer (Maria del Carmen), is born.Ref: 5
1869 Emma Goldman, Prussian-born international anarchist, is born.Ref: 70
1870*Hilaire Belloc, French writer (Cautionary Tales), is born.Ref: 2
1877*Ernst von Dohnanyi, composer, is born in Pressburg, Hungary. (Cross, Milton, "Encyclopedia of the Great Composers and Their Music", Doubleday & Co, 1953) 
1880*Joe Tinker Baseball Hall of Famer: Chicago Cubs shortstop; playing manager: Cincinnati & Chicago; famous for Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance double-play combination; is born.Ref: 4
1880*Donald Crisp Scotland, actor (How Green Was My Valley, Pollyana), is born.Ref: 5
1882*Eduard Spranger, German educator and philosopher, is born.Ref: 70
1882*Geoffrey De Havilland, English manufacturer and aircraft designer, is born.Ref: 70
1899*Harl McDonald near Boulder Colorado, composer (Santa Fe Trail)Ref: 5
1900*Charles Vidor, Hungarian-born motion-picture director, is born.Ref: 70
1904 Selwyn Lloyd is born.Ref: 10
1904*Anton Dolin dancer (Girl From Petrovka), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Leo Durocher, baseball player & manager, "Nice guys finish last" is born.Ref: 68
1908*Joseph Mitchell, writer for The New Yorker, is born.Ref: 2
1912*Igor Markevitch Kiev Ukraine, conductor (Le Paradis Perdo), is born.Ref: 5
1913*80 Willie Mosconi 7/27/1913 9/16/1993 American pocket billiards world championRef: 70
1915*Mario Del Monaco 1915Ref: 10
1916*Kennan (Francis Xavier Aloysius) Wynn NYC, actor (Dr Strangelove, Absent Minded Professor), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Leonard Rose Washington DC, concert cellist (NY Phil 1943-51), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Beatrice Pearson Texas, actress (Moving Finger), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Norman Lear TV writer/producer (All in The Family), is born in Baltimore MD.Ref: 5
1924*Vincent Canby critic (NY Times), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Frank O'Hara, American poet and art critic, is born.Ref: 70
1927 Brock Peters is born.Ref: 10
1927*Bob Morse singer: group: The Hi-Lo’s, is born.Ref: 4
1930*David Hughes, English novelist (The Horsehair Sofa, The Man Who Invented Tomorrow), is born.Ref: 2
1931*Jerry Van Dyke Danville Ill, actor (My Mother the Car, Coach), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Diane Webber LA Calif, playmate (May, 1955 & Feb, 1956), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Nick Reynolds folk singer: group: The Kingston Trio: Tom Dooley, is born.Ref: 4
1937 Robert Holmes Court is born.Ref: 10
1937*Don Galloway actor: Two Moon Junction, Demon Rage, Snowblind, Tom, Dick and Mary, Ironside, Arrest and Trial; TV host: The Guinness Game, is born.Ref: 4
1937*Chuck Jackson Latta SC, singer (Any Day Now), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Shirley Anne Field England, actress (Alfie, War Lover), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Michael Longley, Irish poet, is born.Ref: 2
1939*Irv Cross NFL sportscaster (CBS-TV), is born.Ref: 5
1939*James Victor Puerto Rico, actor (Boulevard Night, Streets of LA), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Bharati Mukherjee, Indian novelist (The Middleman and Other Stories).Ref: 2
1942*Dennis Ralston tennis: youngest Wimbledon champ [age 17]: men’s 1960 doubles [w/Rafael Osuna: 1960], is born.Ref: 4
1942*Barbara Ferris London England, actress (Nice Girl Like Me), is born.Ref: 5
1942*John Pleshette NYC, actor (Richard-Knots Landing, 7th Avenue), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Al Ramsey musician: guitar: group: Gary Lewis & The Playboys: This Diamond Ring, is born.Ref: 4
1943*Stu Gilliam Detroit, actor/comedian (Roll Out, Harris & Company), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Bobbie Gentry MS, what did Billi-Jo throw off the bridge, is born.Ref: 5
1947*Betty Thomas St Louis Mo, actress (Lucy Baines-Hill Street Blues), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Peggy Fleming Olympic Hall of Famer: gold medalist: figure skater [1968], is born.Ref: 4
1949*Maury Chaykin actor: Cold Comfort, Dances with Wolves, WarGames, Mrs. Soffel, Def-Con 4, Meatballs III, Iron Eagle II, My Cousin Vinny, Cutthroat Island, The Mask of Zorro, Entrapment, A Nero Wolfe Mystery, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Andre Dupont hockey: NHL NY Rangers, SL Blues, Philadelphia FlyersRef: 4
1949*Maureen McGovern Youngstown Oh, singer (Got to be a morning after), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Michael Vaughn musician: guitarist: group: Paperlace: The Night Chicago Died, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Al Simpson football: Colorado State Univ., New York Giants, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Janet Eilber Detroit Mich, actress (Hard to Hold, Romantic Comedy), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Bump (Elliott Taylor) Wills baseball: Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, is born.Ref: 4
1960*Jo Durie England, tennis player, is born.Ref: 5
1963*Donnie Yen martial artist, actor: Once Upon a Time in China II, The Iron Monkey, Iron Monkey 2, Asian Cops High Voltage, City of Darkness, Highlander: Endgame, Fist of Fury: The Sequel, is born.Ref: 4
1967*Sasha Mitchell LA Calif, actor (Spike of Bensonhurst), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Maria Grazia Cucinotta actor: The World Is Not Enough, Maria Maddalena, Picking Up the Pieces, Just One Night, is born.Ref: 4
1969*Michael Paul LeVesque pro wrestler/actor: WCW Saturday Night, WWF Warzone, Royal Rumble: No Chance in Hell, WWF Smackdown!, Armageddon, Fully Loaded, Wrestlemania X-Seven, is born.Ref: 4
1972*Maya Rudolph actress: Saturday Night Live, City of Angels, Chuck & Buck, Duets; daughter of singer Minnie Riperton, is born.Ref: 4
432*Pope St. Celestine I dies.Ref: 69
1276 King James I of Aragon is born.Ref: 10
1759*Pierre-Louis Maupertuis, French mathematician, biologist and astronomer, dies at age 60.Ref: 5
1844*John Dalton, English chemist and physicist, dies.Ref: 62
1876*Walter Channing, American physician; helped found Boston Lying-In Hospital (1832), dies at age 90.Ref: 5
1883*Montgomery Blair lawyer (Dred Scot V Sandford), dies at 70.Ref: 5
1901*Death of B.F. Westcott, 76, English N.T. scholar. In 1881, he and colleague F.J.A.Hort published the most precise critical text of the Greek New Testament ever compiled --still in use today.Ref: 5
1903*Death of Caroline (Lina) V. Sandell Berg, 71. Known as the 'Fanny Crosby of Sweden,' her most beloved hymns (in their English translation) include 'Day by Day' and'Children of the Heavenly Father'.Ref: 5
1917*Emil Kocher Nobel Prize-winning surgeon [for his pioneering work on thyroid gland: 1909]; dies.Ref: 4
1919*Chicago race riot (15 whites & 23 blacks killed, 500 injured).Ref: 5
1946*Gertrude Stein Pennsylvania, author (Autobiography of Alice B Toklas), dies.Ref: 5
1948*Joseph Tinker baseball Hall of Famer, 1/3 of fame double play combo, dies.Ref: 5
1948*Susan Glaspell, American dramatist; founder of the Provincetown Players, dies at age 66.Ref: 70
1958*Claire Chennault, American brigadier general; led the Flying Tigers, dies at age 67.Ref: 70
1970*António Salazar dies.Ref: 10
1974*Lightning Slim blues singer, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1976*Air Force veteran Ray Brennan became the first person to die of so-called "Legionnaire's Disease" following an American Legion convention in Philadelphia.Ref: 5
1976*8.2 Tangshan earthquake kills estimated 240,000 Chinese.Ref: 5
1977*Milt Buckner musician: piano, organ, composer: Hamp’s Boogie Woogie, The Lamplighter, Count’s Basement; dies.Ref: 4
1979*Henri Saint Cyr, Swedish equestrian; winner of two Olympic gold medals, dies at age 77.Ref: 70
1980*On day 267 of the Iranian hostage crisis, the deposed Shah of Iran, Mohammed Riza Pahlevi, dies at a military hospital outside Cairo, Egypt, at age 60. (TWA, 1981)Ref: 95
1981*Ray Harrison dancer (American Song), dies at 64.Ref: 5
1981*William Wyler, American motion-picture director, dies at age 79.Ref: 70
1982*Dan Seymour actor (We the People, Sing it Again), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1984*James (Neville) Mason actor: A Star is Born, Georgy Girl, The Verdict, The Boys from Brazil, Charade, The Desert Fox, Island in the Sun, Jesus of Nazareth, North by Northwest, Lolita, dies in Lausanne, Switzerland at age 75.Ref: 4
1986*Leroy Holmes orch leader (Tonight Show, 1956-57), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1986*Sir Osbert Lancaster, English cartoonist, stage designer and writer, dies at age 78.Ref: 70
1987*Freeway shooting incidents were the talk of Los Angeles. Since June 18th there had been nine incidents involving vehicles and guns. Two motorists were actually shot to death and four others were injured. Police psychologists blamed “self-centered attitudes, violence in films and even the breakdown of family...” for the ‘road rage’. Authorities recommended that drivers avoid confrontation. In other words, don’t honk your horn, flash your headlights or wave your middle finger at that S.O.B.! It could be fatal.Ref: 4
1990*Kim Thomas-Friedland news anchor (FNN), dies at 32Ref: 5
1990*Bobby Day (Byrd) singer: Rockin’ Robin; groups: Hollywood Flames, Bob & Earl; dies of cancer at age 60.Ref: 4
1992*Boston Celtics star Reggie Lewis died after collapsing on a Brandeis University basketball court during practice; he was 27.Ref: 70
1996*An early-morning pipe-bomb blast in Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta killed Alice Hawthorne of Albany, Georgia, and injured more than 100 other people as an overnight celebration erupted into chaos. Hawthorne, 44, died from bomb shrapnel that struck her in the head. Her 14-year-old daughter, Fallon Stubbs, was wounded by flying screws and nails. A suspect, Eric Robert Rudolph, remains at large -- and on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.Ref: 4
2002*A Ukrainian fighter jet crashed during an air show in Lviv, killing 77 people.Ref: 70
2003*Comic, song and dance man, Bob Hope dies at age 100. (XDG, p 1, 7/30/2003)Ref: 83

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