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Born On This Day:

  • King Frederick II Denmark, 1534
  • Gottfried Leibnitz, 1646
  • Georg Lichtenberg, 1742
  • George Sand, 1804
  • Louis Bleriot, 1872
  • James M. Cain, 1892
  • Charles Laughton, 1899
  • William Wyler, 1902
  • Estée Lauder, 1908
  • Olivia De Havilland, 1916
  • Farley Granger, 1925
  • Leslie Caron, 1931
  • Jean Marsh, 1934
  • Sydney Pollack, 1934
  • Jamie Farr, 1934
  • Twyla Tharp, 1941
  • Karen Black, 1942
  • Genevieve Bujold, 1942
  • Debbie Harry, 1945
  • Dan Ackroyd, 1951
  • Diana, Princess of Wales, 1961
  • Carl Lewis, 1961
  • Pamela Anderson Lee, 1967
  • Liv Tyler, 1977

Died On This Day:

  • Charles Goodyear, 1860
  • Allan Pinkerton, 1884
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1896
  • Eric Satie, 1925
  • Ben Turpin, 1940
  • Pierre Monteux, 1964
  • Juan Peron, 1974
  • C. P. Snow, 1980
  • Buckminster Fuller, 1983
  • Michael Landon, 1991
  • Wolfman Jack, 1995
  • Margaux Hemingway suicide, 1996
  • Robert Mitchum, 1997
  • Edward Dmytryk, 1999
  • Sylvia Sidney, 1999
  • Walter Matthau, 2000
  • Herbie Mann, 2003
  • Marlon Brando, 2004
  • Karl Malden, 2009

Today's Events:

  • 1690 - Battle of the Boyne (Ireland); King William III Prince of Orange defeats James II at Boyne River.
  • 1731 - Benjamin Franklin establishes America's first public library.
  • 1770 - Lexell's Comet traveling at 23.9 miles per second comes within 1.5 million miles of Earth.
  • 1847 - First official U.S. adhesive postage stamps issued 5¢ and 10¢. (See Feb 15, 1842- NY private mail)
  • 1852 - First postage stamp issued in India.
  • 1858 - Darwin's natural selection and evolution theories first revealed in meeting at Linnean Society, London.
  • 1859 - First intercollegiate baseball game played in Pittsfield, Mass. Amherst over Williams 66-32
  • 1862 - Confederates defeat Union army at Battle of Malvern Hill.
  • 1863 - Slavery ends in Dutch West Indies.
  • 1863 - Battle of Gettysburg begins. Northern Gen. George Meade victorious; Confederacy crumbles in 2 days.
  • 1863 - 1867-British North America act - Dominion of Canada set including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, and Quebec; now called Canada Day.
  • 1868 - First New York elevated train, the 9th Avenue El, makes first trial run bet. Cortland St. & Battery Pl.
  • 1873 - Prince Edward Island joins Dominion of Canada.
  • 1874 - First American kidnapping for ransom. Child held for $20,000.
  • 1874 - America's first zoo opens-The Philadelphia Zoological Garden, with bear pit and lion house.
  • 1898 - Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders make famous charge at Battle of San Juan Hill, Cuba.
  • 1910 - Black and Decker Tool Company founded by Duncan Black and Alonzo Decker in Baltimore.
  • 1911 - Charles Kettering announces his invention of the self-starter for automobiles; crank no longer.
  • 1916 - First day of the Battle of the Somme finds 57,470 British soldiers dead or wounded in France. WWI
  • 1920 - British begin administration of Palestine.
  • 1941 - A TV commercial for Bulova Watches at 10:10 p.m. becomes world's first TV spot on WNBT N.Y.
  • 1946 - U.S. begins peacetime nuclear testing; Atom Bomb drops on Bikini Atoll in Marshall Islands in Pacific.
  • 1966 - Last of at least 31 attempts to assassinate French President Charles de Gaulle; bomb in Paris car.
  • 1969 - Prince Charles invested Prince of Wales.
  • 1979 - U.S. Treasury issues disastrous Susan B. Anthony dollar coin.
  • 1997 - At 12:01 A.M. this morning Hong Kong reverts from Britain to the People's Republic of China.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Simeon Salus
  • Saints Cosma and Damiano in Greece

Holiday:

  • National holidays in Ghana and Guatemala
  • Canada Day, which used to be known as Dominion Day (1867)
  • Independence Day Burundi (1962)
  • Conception of Gantama Buddha

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JAGANNATH, RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • NAGA PANCHAMI, Hindu Festival of the Serpent God
  • RAKHI, Hindu Festival to Pledge Protection
  • CHUNG-CH'IU, Mid-autumn festival, Harvest or Moon Festival (fifteenth day of the eighth moon)
  • TISH'AH B'AB (Jewish) Anniversary of fall of Jerusalem and destruction of first & 2nd temples Ab 9
  • NEBUTA, Japanese Festival at peak of summer to drive off lethargy
  • SOMA NOMAOI, Japanese Festival of samurai equestrian displays

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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