Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
July 30th

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579*Benedict I ends his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
657*St Vitalian begins his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
768*[Philip] begins & ends his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
1619*The House of Burgesses becomes the first legislative assembly in America when it convenes at Jamestown, Va.Ref: 2
1629*The Puritans of Salem, Mass. appointed Francis Higginson as their teacher and Samuel Skelton as their pastor. The church covenant, composed afterward by these two men, allowed into communion only those who could prove a sound doctrinal knowledge and experience of grace in their lives.Ref: 5
1729*The city of Baltimore was founded.Ref: 5
1733*Society of Freemasons opens first American lodge in Boston.Ref: 5
1787*The French parliament refuses to approve a more equitable land tax.Ref: 2
1792*Construction started with the laying of the cornerstone in the first building to be used solely as a US Government building. It was the US Mint in Philadelphia.Ref: 4
1809*First practical US railroad track (wooden, for horse-drawn cars), Phila.Ref: 5
1822*Pioneer church founder James Varick, 72, was consecrated the first bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.Ref: 5
1836*The first English newspaper is published in Hawaii.Ref: 5
1839*Slave rebels, take over slaver Amistad.Ref: 5
1866*Race riot in New Orleans.Ref: 87
1874*Patrick Francis Healy was inaugurated president of Georgetown University, the oldest Catholic university in America. Healy at the same time became the first African-American to head a predominantly white university.Ref: 5
1917*General Kornilov, coming out of nowhere, demanded harsh military discipline. In desperation he was made commander-in-chief, but it was too late - the people turned their eyes on the Bolsheviks now.Ref: 90
1919*Federal troops are called out to put down Chicago race riots.Ref: 2
1923 New Zealand claims Ross Dependency.Ref: 5
1925*Unemployment Insurance Act passed in England.Ref: 5
1941*The US Army establishes the Military Police Corps.Ref: 2
1945*The nuclear components (target, projectile, and 4 initiators) are inserted into bomb unit number L11.Ref: 91
1948*President Truman helped dedicate NY International Airport (later John F. Kennedy International Airport) at Idlewild Field.Ref: 6
1954*Dr. Sam Sheppard is arrested for his wife's murder. (Ref:Dayton Daily News, 01/30/00, p 6A) 
1956*By an act of Congress, signed by President Eisenhower, 'In God We Trust' became the official U.S. motto.Ref: 5
1960*Elijah Muhammad, leader of Nation of Islam, calls for a black state.Ref: 5
1960*Over 60,000 Buddhists march in protest against the Diem government in South Vietnam.Ref: 2
1962 Federation of Malaysia formed.Ref: 5
1965*President Johnson signed into law the Medicare bill, which went into effect the next yearRef: 2
1966*Beatles' "Yesterday... & Today," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks.Ref: 5
1969*National Guard mobilizes in racial disturbances in Baton Rouge, La.Ref: 5
1970*The complete New American Standard Version of the Bible (NASB) was first published. (The completed NASB New Testament had been released earlier, in 1963.).Ref: 5
1972*Thomas Eagleton, the Democratic vice-presidential candidate, withdrew from the ticket with presidential candidate George McGovern following disclosure that Eagleton had once undergone psychiatric treatment for depression. Eagleton was replaced by Sargent Shriver, who, incidentally, was the only Democratic vice-presidential nominee who did not serve in Congress at any point in his or her career.Ref: 4
1973*After an 11 year legal battle in Britain, withered limb victims of drug thalidomide awarded £20 mil.Ref: 10
1974*One of the President Nixon’s main men, John Erlichman was sentenced to prison for his role in the break-in at the office of Daniel Ellsberg’s psychiatrist. Ellsberg was the Pentagon consultant who leaked the "Pentagon Papers" (which purportedly told Americans how and why the US really got into the Vietnam War). Ehrlichman also created the White House unit that was called the ‘plumbers’ because it was intended to plug leaks.Ref: 4
1974*House of Reps recommends 3 articles of impeachment of Nixon.Ref: 5
1975 Representatives of 35 countries convened in Finland for a conference on security and human rights that resulted in the Helsinki accords. (XDG, p 4A, 7/30/2003)Ref: 83
1978*Gunman shoots his way into the Iraqi Embassy in Paris.Ref: 5
1980*British New Hebrides becomes independent & takes name Vanuatu.Ref: 5
1980*The Israeli Knesset passed a law reaffirming all of Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state. (XDG, p 4A, 7/30/2003)Ref: 83
1981*(or 31st) Arnette Hubbard installed as first woman president of the Natl Bar AssnRef: 5
1984*Alvenus tanker at Cameron La, spills 2.8 million gallons of oilRef: 5
1987*Microsoft announces that it has completed an agreement to acquire Forethought, Inc., an applications software company. Forethought develops and markets PowerPoint. 
1989 A pro-Iranian group in Lebanon released a grisly videotape purportedly showing the body of American hostage William R. Higgins dangling from a rope.Ref: 6
1991*President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty in Moscow.Ref: 6
1991*IBM, Motorola and Apple's PowerPC alliance is announced. Ref 
1993 Bosnia's out-gunned Muslim-led government abandoned its efforts to hold the region together, agreeing to a preliminary accord to divide the former Yugoslav republic into three ethnic states. (XDG, p 4A, 7/30/2003)Ref: 83
1996 After President Clinton's announcement that he would sign it, 98 Democrats joined the House's Republican majority to pass a historic welfare overhaul bill. The White House won agreement with key Republican lawmakers on a package of anti-terrorism measures.Ref: 6
1998 Japan's Parliament declares Keizo Obuchi the country's next Prime Minister.Ref: 83
1998*A world-record Powerball jackpot of $295.7 million was won by a group of 13 machinists who worked together in Westerville, Ohio. The group chose the cash option, and received a lump-sum payment of $161.5 million dollars.Ref: 4
1999*Linda Tripp, whose secretly recorded phone conversations with Monica Lewinsky led to the impeachment of President Clinton, was charged in Maryland with illegal wiretapping. (Prosecutors later dropped the charges).Ref: 70
2000 Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak survived a no-confidence vote.Ref: 6
2000*North and South Korea agreed to reopen border liaison offices and reconnect a railway linking their capitals.Ref: 6
2000*The Republican national convention opened in Philadelphia, with George W. Bush's name put into nomination for president.Ref: 6
2000 President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela won a fresh six-year term in a landslide re-election.Ref: 6
1498*During his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus arrived at the island of Trinidad.Ref: 6
1790*The first US patent was issued to Samuel Hopkins of VT. Mr. Hopkins did not get Patent #1 as thousands of patents were issued before someone came up with the bright idea to number them. The inventor patented a process for making potash and pearl ashes.Ref: 4
1845*The French Army introduced the saxophone to its military band. The musical instrument was the invention of Adolphe Sax of Belgium.Ref: 4
1898*Kellogg invented corn flakes.Ref: 51
1909*Orville Wright completes the first "cross-country" flight of 10 miles between Ft Myer and Shuter's Hill (near Alexandria VA) at an average speed of 42.5 MPH. This will clinch the sale of the first plane to the Army Air Corps.Ref: 46
1928*George Eastman demonstrates first color movie.Ref: 5
1930*America's first experimental television station W2RBX begins broadcasts in New York.Ref: 10
1938*George Eastman demonstrates his color motion picture process.Ref: 2
1946*First rocket attains 100 mi (167 km) altitude, White Sands, NM.Ref: 5
1959*Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore file a patent application for integrated circuit technology on behalf of the Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation. Ref 
1964*Al Parker glides 644 miles without any motor.Ref: 5
1964*US Ranger 7 takes 4,316 pictures before crashing on Moon.Ref: 5
1969*Mariner 6 flies past Mars.Ref: 5
1971*US Apollo 15 lands on Mare Imbrium on the Moon. This marks the first time the Lunar Rover Vehicle (LRV), sort of a lunar dune buggy, was used. The ride lasted about two hours.Ref: 4
1980*Soyuz 37 crew returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 36.Ref: 5
1983*Official speed record for a piston-driven aircraft, 832 kph, CA.Ref: 5
1983*STS-8: 3rd flight of Challenger, first night launch and landRef: 62
1984*STS-14: first flight of DiscoveryRef: 62
1985*Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-I missionRef: 5
1987*(or 31st) Rockwell International awarded contract to build a 5th shuttleRef: 5
904 Arabs capture Thessalonica.Ref: 2
1656 Battle of Warsaw ends.Ref: 10
1776*Francis Salvador, a plantation owner from South Carolina, became the first Jew to die for American independence, when he was killed in a skirmish with the British.Ref: 5
1799*The French garrison at Mantua, Italy, surrenders to the Austrians.Ref: 2
1813*British invade Plattsburgh, NY.Ref: 5
1863*Pres Lincoln issues "eye-for-eye" order to shoot a rebel prisoner for every black prisoner shot.Ref: 5
1864*In an effort to penetrate the Confederate lines around Petersburg, Va. Union troops explode a mine underneath the Confederate trenches but fail to break through. The ensuing action is known as the Battle of the Crater. Last-ditch Rebel stand at Petersburg.Ref: 2
1913 Conclusion of the 2nd Balkan War.Ref: 5
1916*British and French advance between Delville Wood and the Somme.Ref: 38
1916*Black Tom Island, NJ munitions plant destroyed; German sabotage suspected.Ref: 5
1940*A bombing lull ends the first phase of the Battle of Britain.Ref: 2
1942*The end of the First Battle of El Alamein.Ref: 36
1942*President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill creating a women's auxiliary agency in the Navy known as Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, or WAVES.Ref: 70
1943*British bombers attack Hamburg, Germany again. 
1945*The U.S.S. Indianapolis was sunk by a Japanese submarine after delivering the atomic bombs at Guam. The ship went down 450 miles off th Leyte coast. 883 crew members lost their lives in the war's worst naval disaster.Ref: 37
1967*General William Westmoreland claims that he is winning the war in Vietnam, but needs more men.Ref: 2
1994 The first U.S. troops landed in the Rwandan capital of Kigali to secure the airport for an expanded international aid effort. 
1844*First US yacht club organized, NY Yacht Club.Ref: 5
1874*First baseball teams to play outside US, Boston-Phila in British Isles.Ref: 5
1908*Around the World Autombile Race ends in Paris.Ref: 5
1909*John A Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League.Ref: 5
1910*Chic Cub King Cole no-hits St Louis, 4-0 in a 7 inning game.Ref: 5
1922 18-year-old Ralph Samuelson rides world's first water skis (Minn).Ref: 5
1930*The Reds lose a night exhibition game in Indpls, fifteen years later the Reds will be the first major league team to play a night game.Ref: 1
1930*Uruguay beats Argentina 4-2 to win soccer's first World Cup in Montevideo.Ref: 5
1930*Lou Gehrig grand slams as Yanks beat Red Sox 14-13.Ref: 2
1932*Cleveland Municipal Stadium opens-Phila A's beat Indians 1-0.Ref: 5
1932*The Olympic Games opened in Los Angeles, CA. The Games would revisit Los Angeles -- and the same venues of the Los Angeles Coliseum, the Rose Bowl, etc. -- in 1984.Ref: 4
1933*Cardinal pitcher Dizzy Dean sets a modern major league record striking out 17 Cubs; teammate catcher Jimmie Wilson also sets a new mark recording 18 putouts.Ref: 1
1934*St Louis Cards defeat Cin Reds 8-6 in 18 innings, pitchers Dizzy Dean & Tony Freitos go the distance.Ref: 5
1937*Phillies Dolph Camilli, plays first base & registers no put outs.Ref: 5
1938*NY Yanks suspend Jake Powell, after he said on Chicago radio he'd"hit every colored person in Chicago over the head with a club".Ref: 5
1947*Ewell Blackwell's 16-game winning streak ends as the Reds are defeated by the Giants in ten innings, 6-5; during the streak 'the Whip' completes every game and throws five shutouts including a no-hitter.Ref: 1
1948 Professional wrestling premiers on prime-time network TV (DuMont).Ref: 5
1951*Ty Cobb testifies in front of Congress denying the reserve clause makes peons out of baseball players.Ref: 1
1954*Mil Braves' Joe Adcock sets record of 18 total bases (4 hrs, 1 double).Ref: 5
1955*Marilyn Bell of Toronto, Canada, at age 17, became the youngest person to swim the English Channel.Ref: 4
1959*Willie McCovey stepped to the plate for the first time in his major-league baseball career. McCovey of the San Francisco Giants batted 4-for-4 in his debut against Robin Roberts of the Philadelphia Phillies. He hit two singles and two triples, driving in two runs. It was the start of an all-star career that landed McCovey in baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.Ref: 4
1960*First AFL preseason game Boston Patriots defeat Bills in Buffalo (28-7).Ref: 5
1961*The first tie in All-Star Game history was recorded as the second All-Star Game of the year (there were two a year back then) was stopped in the 9th inning due to rain at Boston’s Fenway Park.Ref: 4
1962*After mysteriously disappearing off the team bus to use the restroom three days ago and trying to fly to Israel, pitcher Gene Conley returns to the Red Sox and is fined $2000; yesterday he telegrammed manager Mike Higgins explaining he was tired and had other plans.Ref: 1
1962*AL beats NL 9-4 in 33rd All Star Game (Wrigley Field Chicago).Ref: 5
1963*Cleve ties record of 4 consecutive HRS (Held, Ramos, Francona, Brown).Ref: 5
1966*England beats West Germany 4-2 for soccer's 8th World Cup in London.Ref: 5
1968*Ron Hansen, of the Washington Senators, made the first unassisted triple play in the major leagues in 41 years, and the 8th in MLB history. The shortstop speared a line drive by Joe Azcue, doubled up the runner at second by stepping on the bag and then tagged out the runner who was moving in from first base. The Senators still lost the game to Cleveland by a score of 10-1. (2003 Sports Illustrated Almanac, ISBN 1-929049-55-2) 
1969*Braves' catcher Bob Tillman hits three consecutive home runs.Ref: 1
1970*The Houston Astros sent ex-NY Yankee pitcher Jim Bouton down to the minor leagues. Ten days after joining the OK City farm team, Bouton retired from baseball. He authored several baseball books including Ball Four. Bouton also became a sportscaster in NY City for WABC and WCBS-TV.Ref: 4
1972*Chic White Sox Dick Allen hits 2 inside-the-park-homers in Minn.Ref: 5
1973*ABA Virginia Squires trade Julius Erving to the NY Nets.Ref: 5
1973*Texas Ranger Jim Bibby throws the first no-hitter in team history by blanking the A's, 6-0. Bibby fans 13 to beat Oakland ace Vida Blue.Ref: 86
1975*Jose Sosa, a pitcher, homers in his first major league at-bat in an Astro 8-4 victory over the Padres. It will his only HR in the majors.Ref: 1
1976*Japanese beat Russian for Olympic gold in woman's volleyball.Ref: 5
1978*NY Yanks now 7 out of first, picked up 7 games in previous 2 weeks.Ref: 5
1980*Astro pitcher J.R. Richard suffers a stroke attempting to throw for the first time since being hospitalized for tests; he will never pitch in the major leagues again.Ref: 1
1981*The seven-week baseball players’ strike came to an end as the players and owners agreed on the issue of free agent compensation.Ref: 4
1983 Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of the USSR jerks a record 261 kg.Ref: 5
1984*Reggie Jackson hit the 494th home run of his career, passing the Yankees’ Lou Gehrig and taking over 13th place on the all-time home run list. Larry Sorenson was the victim who gave up Reggie’s milestone homer.Ref: 4
1984*US men's gymnastics team won team gold medal at LA Summer Olympics.Ref: 5
1985*Gerry Cooney retires from professional boxing. Cooney had only one loss -- in a championship match with Larry Holmes (boxing’s biggest money-making fight to that time). Cooney had a record of 27 wins against the 1 loss and 24 knockouts.Ref: 4
1988*Reds' reliever John Franco establishes the major league record for the most saves in the month. His 13th save bests the mark shared by Sparky Lyle, Bruce Sutter and Bob Stanley.Ref: 1
1988*Ronald J Dossenbach begins world record ride, pedaling across Canada from Vancouver BC, to Halifax, NS (13 days, 15 hr, 4 min).Ref: 5
1988*Miami Dolphins beat SF 49ers 27-21 in London.Ref: 5
1988*Willie Stargell became 200th man inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame. Stargell had 475 career homers, twice leading the NL (48 in 1971, 44 in 1973). He drove in 1540 runs, scored 1195 and had 2232 hits with a lifetime batting average of .282.Ref: 4
1990*George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as prinicipal partner of the NY Yankees.Ref: 5
1990*Nolan Ryan becomes the 20th major league pitcher to win 300 games.Ref: 5
1991*Red Sox Carlos Quintana is 11th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (3rd).Ref: 5
1992*Olympic swimming world records set this day: Jeff Rouse: 100m backstroke (53.86 sec); Kieren John Perkins: 1500m free style (14:43.4); Tamas Darnyi: 200m backstroke (first swimmer to break 2 minutes in 200m: 1:59.36); Yang Wenyi 50m freestyle (24.79 sec). Also this day, Summer Sanders became the first American athlete to win four medals at the Barcelona Olympics as she won the gold in the women’s 200-meter butterfly.Ref: 4
1996*A federal law enforcement source said security guard Richard Jewell had become a focus of the investigation into the bombing at Centennial Olympic Park. (Jewell was later cleared as a suspect by the Justice Department.)Ref: 70
1996*The US Olympic softball team defeated China, 3-to-1, to win the gold medal.Ref: 6
1997*San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young signed a 6-year contract extension worth $45 million, making him one of the NFL's highest-paid players.Ref: 4
1998*Arizona Diamondback Omar Daal pitches the franchise's first complete-game shutout, scattering four hits in a 4-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Bank One Ballpark.Ref: 86
2001*The Twins get Met starter Rick Reed for outfielder and leadoff batter Matt Lawton. Reed, 36, who was a member of the National League All Star team, was 8-6 with a 3.86 era for his former team this season.Ref: 1
1792*The French national anthem "La Marseillaise" , by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, was first sung in Paris.Ref: 5
1889*Vladimir Zworykin, called the "Father of Television" for inventing the iconoscope, was born in Russia.Ref: 70
1889*Fiction: Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "The Naval Treaty" (BG)Ref: 5
1898*Scientific America carried the first magazine automobile ad. The Winton Motor Car Company of Cleveland, OH invited readers to “Dispense with a Horse.”Ref: 4
1912 US government prohibits movies & photos of prize fights (censorship).Ref: 5
1928 MGM’s Leo the lion roared for the first time. He introduced MGM’s first talking picture, White Shadows on the South Seas. Leo’s dialogue was more extensive than the film’s, whose only spoken word was, “Hello.”Ref: 4
1930*The first color cartoon. Walt Disney's "Flowers and Trees" the first Technicolor cartoon. Disney had worked out a deal with Technicolor creator Herbert Kalmus to use his technique exclusively for two years to show larger Hollywood studios its quality.Ref: 73
1935 Penguin Books in England publishes the first paperback -Ariel, a biog of Shelley by Maurois cost 6d.Ref: 10
1937*The American Federation of Radio Artists (AFRA) was organized. It was part of the American Federation of Labor. The union was for all radio performers except musicians. The union later became The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) to include TV folk, as well.Ref: 4
1942 Stagedoor Canteen was first heard on CBS radio. The show was broadcast live from NY City and 500 servicemen were entertained each week by celebrities who freely donated their time for the war (WWII) effort.Ref: 4
1942*Frank Sinatra recorded the last of 90 recordings with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra on Victor Records. His last side was There are Such Things, which became number one in January of 1943. Sinatra moved on to Columbia Records (1943-1952) as a solo singing sensation.Ref: 4
1943 Last Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movie released (Girl Crazy).Ref: 5
1943 "The Secret Agent", the last Max Fleischer Superman cartoon short. The series was discontinued because their were too expensive to make.Ref: 73
1956*Singer Brenda Lee recorded her first hit for Decca Records. Jambalaya and Bigelow 6-200 started a new career for the petite 11-year-old from Lithonia, GA (near Atlanta). Brenda Mae Tarpley (Brenda Lee) had been singing professionally since age six. She recorded 29 hit songs in the 1960s and became a successful country singer in 1971. Brenda Lee had a pair of number one tunes with I’m Sorry and I Want to be Wanted. She recorded a dozen hits that made it to the top 10.Ref: 4
1966*Alabamans burn Beatle products due to John Lennon's anti-Jesus remark.Ref: 5
1969*Barbra Striesand opens for Liberace at International Hotel, Las Vegas.Ref: 5
1970*30,000 attend Powder Ridge Rock Festival, Middlefield Ct.Ref: 5
1970*Chet Huntley retires from NBC, ends "Huntley-Brinkley Report".Ref: 5
1971*George Harrison releases "Bangladesh".Ref: 5
1980*John Phillips of the Mamas & Papas is arrested on drug chargesRef: 5
1984*Soap opera "Santa Barbara," premieres on NBC.Ref: 5
1987*NBC’s L.A. Law was nominated for 20 Emmy Awards, one shy of the record for nominations. Hill Street Blues was the recordholder (in the 1981-1982 season). L.A. Law had only been on the air a year when it earned four out of the 20 Emmys.Ref: 4
1991*MTV announces it will split into 3 channels in 1993Ref: 5
1992*(Trump) With the publication of Ivana's tell-all book, Donald Trump brings a $25M law suit against Ivana for breach of privacy. Ref 
2002 World record price of $7.5m paid for 1933 Double Eagle $20 gold piece of 1933; formerly Farouk's.Ref: 10
2003*(Napster) SBC Communications unit Pacific Bell Internet Services files a complaint alleging that many of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) subpoenas were served improperly. (WSJ, p B1, 9/09/2003)Ref: 33
1511*Giorgio Vasari, painter/architect/art historian (Vasari's Lives), is born.Ref: 5
1818*Emily Bronte, author of "Wuthering Heights" is born.Ref: 5
1818*Maria Mitchell, the first female astronomer in the U.S, is born.Ref: 2
1841*George Melville polar explorer, naval engineer, is born.Ref: 5
1855*James Edward Kelly US, sculptor "Sculptor of American History", is born.Ref: 5
1856*Richard Burdon Haldane, Scottish lawyer, philosopher, and statesman, is born.Ref: 70
1857*Thorstein Veblen, US economist and sociologist (The Theory of the Leisure Class), is born.Ref: 2
1863*Henry Ford, Dearborn Township, Mich, auto maker (Ford), is born in Dearborn Township, MI.Ref: 5
1867*S.S. (Sebastian Spering) Kresge merchant: S.S. Kresge’s five & dime stores [now Kmart]; died in 1966.Ref: 4
1880*Robert Rutherford McCormick, US editor/publisher Chicago Tribune, is born.Ref: 5
1887*Timothy Mara NFL owner (NY Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1890*Casey (Charles Dillon) Stengel ‘The Old Professor’: baseball: Brooklyn Dodgers; manager: NY Yankees: 7 World Series championships [1949-53, 1956, 1958]; is born.Ref: 68
1898*Henry Moore England, sculptor (Vertebrae), is born.Ref: 5
1899*Gerald Moore England, pianist (Am I Too Loud)Ref: 5
1904*Arthur Daley sportswriter (NY Times-Pulitzer 1956), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Roy Williams (Roy, the big mooseketeer on "The Mickey Mouse Club") is born in Coleville WA. Ref 
1909*Cyril Northcote Parkinson, England, historian (Pursuit of Progress), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Michael Morris Killanin, Irish author and president of the International Olympic Committee, is born.Ref: 70
1916*-Actor Dick Wilson ("Mr. Whipple") is born.Ref: 6
1921*Whitney M Young Jr civil rights leader, head of Urban League, is born.Ref: 5
1921*Grant Johannesen Salt Lake City Ut, pianist (Ost‚nd first prize 1947), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Hank (Henry Albert) Bauer baseball: NY Yankees, is born.Ref: 4
1924*William H. Gass, Fargo, ND, novelist, philosopher (Omensetter's Luck), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Jacques Sernas Lithuana, actor (La Dolce Vita, Helen of Troy), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Joe (Joseph Henry) Nuxhall baseball: pitcher: Cincinnati Reds [youngest major-league player: 15 yrs, 314 days] is born.Ref: 4
1929*Sid Kroft Athens Greece, puppeteer (Barbara Mandrell Show), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Christine McGuire Middletown Oh singer (McGuire Sisters-Sugartime), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Joan Vohs St Albans NY, actress (Fort Ti, Vice Squad, Sabrina), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Cormac McCarthy, novelist (All the Pretty Horses), is born.Ref: 2
1933*Edd "Kookie" Byrnes LA, actor (77 Sunset Strip, Jack the Ripper), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Ben Piazza Ark, actor (Blues Brothers, Ben Casey, Dallas), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Buddy (George) Guy musician: blues guitar, singer: Stone Crazy, LPs: A Man and His Blues, This is Buddy Guy, Hold That Plane, Hot and Cool, Buddy and the Juniors, In the Beginning; in films: The Blues is Alive and Well in Chicago, Out of the Blacks and into the Blues; on BBC-TV: Supershow, Chicago Blues, is born.Ref: 4
1936*Ralph Taeger Richmond Hill NY, actor (Klondike, Acapulco, Hondo), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Vayachselav Ivanenko US, 50K walker (Olympic-gold-1988), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Judy Chicago, artist, is born.Ref: 2
1939*Peter Bogdanovich director/producer (The Last Picture Show), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Eleanor Smeal heads National Organization for Women, is born.Ref: 5
1940*Patricia Schroeder (Rep-D-Colo), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Reva Rose Chicago Ill, actress (Temperature's Rising), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Paul Anka Ottawa Ontario, singer (Put Your Head on My Shoulder), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Count Desmond (Edward Benjamin) Binghamton NY, sword swallower, is born.Ref: 5
1943*William Bennett US Secretary of Education (1985-88)/drug czar, is born.Ref: 5
1944*Geraldine Chaplin (daughter of comedian Charlie Chaplin) Santa Monica Ca, actress (Dr Zhivago, 3 Musketeers), is born.Ref: 5
1945*David Sanborn saxophonist (David Letterman), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Gary Lewis (Levitch) singer: group: Gary Lewis and the Playboys: This Diamond Ring; entertainer Jerry Lewis’ son, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Arnold Schwarzenegger Austria, body builder (Commando, Terminator), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Marc Bolan (Feld) singer: group: T. Rex: Bang a Gong; is born.Ref: 4
1947*William Atherton Ct, actor (Real Genius, Ghostbusters, Class of 44), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Jean Reno actor: Le Grand bleu, Les Visiteurs, Léon, Mission: Impossible, Godzilla, Just Visiting, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Dwight White football: Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end: Super Bowl IX, X, XIII, XIVRef: 4
1950*Actor Frank Stallone, brother of Sylvester Stallone, is born in New York City.Ref: 5
1950*Willie Harper football: San Francisco 49ers linebacker: Super Bowl XVIRef: 4
1951*-Actor Barry Van Dyke is born.Ref: 6
1952*Randy Crowder football: Penn State Univ. All-American, Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay BuccaneersRef: 4
1954*Ken Olin Chicago Ill, actor (Hill St Blues, Michael-30 Something), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Delta Burke Orlando Fla, actress (Suzanne-Designing Women), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Anita Hill law professor: Hill-Thomas hearings before the US Senate Judiciary Subcommittee concerning Clarence Thomas’ nomination to the Supreme Court, is born.Ref: 4
1956*Phil Fearon rocker (Galaxy, Kandidate-I Don't Want to Lose You), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Irina Nazariva US, 4 X 400m relay (Olympic-gold-1980)Ref: 5
1957*Rat Scabies (Chris Millar) musician: drums: group: The Damned: Neat, Neat, Neat, New Rose, Love Song, Grimly Fiendish, Shadow of Love, LP: Phantasmagoria, is born.Ref: 4
1957*Bill Cartwright basketball player (NY Knicks), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Mark Tymchyshyn Minneapolis, actor (Gavin-As The World Turns), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Daley Thomas London, Decathalete (Olympic-gold-1980, 1984), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Kate Bush Plumstead England, singer/songwriter (Wild Things), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Richard Burge actor (Another World), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Actor Laurence Fishburne is born. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1963*Lisa Kudrow actress: Friends, Mad About You, The Opposite of Sex, Analyze This, Dr. Dolittle 2, is born.Ref: 4
1963*Monique Gabrielle LA Cal, actress (Bad Girls 4, Amazon Women on Moon), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Vivica A. Fox actress: Days of Our Lives, The Young and the Restless, Independence Day, Booty Call, Hollywood Squares, City of Angels, is born.Ref: 4
1965*Tex Axile rocker (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Hilary Swank actress: Growing Pains, Evening Shade, The Next Karate Kid, is born.Ref: 4
1975*Tifini Hale Palm Springs Calif, rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why), is born.Ref: 5
-30*-BC- Marc Antony commits suicide.Ref: 2
1718*Death of William Penn, 74, English Quaker and founder of American colony of PA. Penn permitted in his colony all forms of public worship compatible with monotheism and religious liberty.Ref: 5
1771*Thomas Gray, English poet (Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard), dies at age 54.Ref: 70
1811*Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Mexican hero priest, executed by Spanish.Ref: 5
1870*Staten Island ferry "Westfield" burns, killing 100.Ref: 5
1875*George Edward Pickett (of Pickett's Charge), American Confederate Army officer, dies at age 50.Ref: 68
1894*Walter Pater, British critic, essayist and humanist, dies at age 55.Ref: 70
1898*Otto von Bismarck, German statesman; first chancellor of German Empire (1871-90), dies at age 83.Ref: 70
1912 Emperor Meiji of Japan dies.Ref: 10
1913*John Milne, English seismologist and geologist; inventor of the seismograph, dies at age 62.Ref: 70
1914*Jean Jaures leading socialist, assassinated in Paris.Ref: 5
1917*Harrison Gray Otis, American newspaper publisher-Los Angeles Times, dies at age 80.Ref: 70
1918*Joyce Kilmer, American (male) poet, best known for "Trees, is killed in action in WWI at age 31.Ref: 4
1942*German SS kills 25,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia.Ref: 5
1947*Sir Joseph Cook, Australian prime minister (1913-14), dies at age 86.Ref: 70
1949*Lightning strikes a baseball field in Fla, kills the SS & 3rd baseman.Ref: 5
1953*Robert Taft (Sen-R-Oh) (Mr Republican), dies in NY at 63.Ref: 5
1964*Country Music Hall of Famer Jim Reeves died when his single-engine Beechcraft crashed near Nashville, TN. Gentleman Jim started as a DJ, first at KGRI in Henderson, TX; then at KWKH in Shreveport, LA (the home of the Louisiana Hayride in the early 1950s). His first hit was Mexican Joe in 1953. Reeves became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1955. He had his own TV series on ABC in 1957. He was in the 1963 film, Kimberley Jim. Reeves bought a radio station in Henderson, TX, which became very successful. Hits by Jim Reeves include Four Walls, He’ll Have to Go, I’m Getting Better, Am I Losing You, Welcome to My World and I Guess I’m Crazy.Ref: 4
1967*Race riot in Milwaukee (4 killed).Ref: 5
1967 Alfred von Krupp dies.Ref: 10
1970*George Szell, Hungarian-born American conductor, pianist and composer, dies at age 73.Ref: 70
1971*Japanese Boeing 727 collides with an F-86 fighter killing 162Ref: 5
1973*Delta Airlines DC-9 crashes in fog at Logan Airport, Boston, killing all but one of 89 aboard. Lone survivor dies 6 months later.Ref: 5
1976*Death of Rudolf Bultmann, 92, German Bible scholar and one of the three major pioneers of modern form 'criticism' (i.e., 'analysis') of the New Testament Gospels.Ref: 5
1977*Stacy Moskowitz shot to death by Son of Sam, at 20.Ref: 5
1980*Charles McGraw actor: A Boy and His Dog, Cimarron, The Bridges at Toko-Ri, The Defiant Ones, The Horizontal Lieutenant, Spartacus; dies at age 66.Ref: 4
1981*The leader of Panama, General Omar Torrijos, was killed in a plane crash. (TWA, 1982)Ref: 95
1982*46 kids & 7 adults die as 2 buses & several cars collide in FranceRef: 5
1983*Howard Deitz MGM executive, dies at 86 of Parkinson's disease.Ref: 5
1983*Lynn (Lillie Louise) Fontanne Emmy Award-winning actress: The Magnificent Yankee, Hallmark Hall of Fame [1964-65]; The Pirate [w/husband], Alfred Lunt, dies at age 95Ref: 5
1984*Bill Raisch one armed actor (Fred Johnson-Fugitive), dies at 79Ref: 5
1991*Seven people were killed when a bus carrying Girl Scouts crashed in Palm Springs, CA.Ref: 6
1991*Seven people were killed when an Amtrak passenger train derailed near Camden, South Carolina.Ref: 6
1996*Claudette Colbert (Lily Claudette Chauchoin) Academy Award-winning actress: It Happened One Night [1934]; I Met Him in Paris, Drums Along the Mohawk, Egg and I, Three Came Home; dies in Barbados at age 92.Ref: 68
1997*Two bombers kill themselves and 16 others in an outdoor Jerusalem market. More than 150 injured. Hamas claims responsibility. Ref 
1998*"Buffalo Bob" Smith, the cowboy-suited host of "The Howdy Doody Show," dies in Hendersonville, North Carolina, at age 80.Ref: 4
2000*Max Showalter actor: With a Song in My Heart, Bus Stop, It Happened to Jane, The Music Man, Sixteen Candles, Racing with the Moon; dies.Ref: 4
2003*Sam Phillips record executive: Sun Records: The [Memphis] Million Dollar Quartet: Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Charlie Rich; died July 30, 2003Ref: 4

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