Thursday, 21 July 2016

Today In History From JJD

Historical Events

1896 - 13th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats A Pickering (6-2 6-3)
1904 - Camille Jenatzy sets world auto speed record at 65.79 MPH
1962 - Battles on Chinese and Indies boundary
1966 - USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1975 - Billy Martin fired as Texas Rangers manager
1991 - Sharmell Sullivan (Gary Indiana), 20, crowned 23rd Miss Black America

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Famous Birthdays

1856 - Louise Blanchard Bethune, 1st US woman architect
1938 - Anton Emil Kuerti, composer
1941 - Jim Bates, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
1972 - Joe Rudolph, NFL guard (Philadelphia Eagles)
1977 - Sarah Biasini, daughter of actress Romy Schneider
1977 - Paul Casey, English golfer

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Famous Deaths

1891 - Franco Faccio, Italian composer/conductor, dies at 51
1957 - Bernard Spooner, US inventor (bulletproof jacket), dies
1975 - Fie Carelsen, actress (Malle Gevallen), dies at 85
1979 - Ludwig Renn, German writer, dies at 90
1996 - John Kevin Moorhouse, test pilot, dies at 50
2006 - Ta Mok, "The Khmer Rouge Butcher", war criminal in Democratic Kampuchea (b. 1926)

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