Today in History for 13th July 2021

Historical Events

1963 – British Open Men’s Golf, Royal Lytham and St Annes GC: Bob Charles of New Zealand wins his only major championship in a 36-hole playoff, 8 strokes ahead of runner-up Phil Rodgers; becomes first left-hander to win a major title
1979 – George Harrison releases single “Faster”
1982 – All star MVP: Dave Conception (Cincinnati Reds)
2012 – Financially troubled Scottish football club, Rangers, is voted into the third division
2014 – British Open Women’s Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: American Mo Martin wins her first major title, 1 shot ahead of runners-up Shanshan Feng and Suzann Pettersen
2018 – Large protests in London against US President Donald Trump featuring Trump-like baby blimp as President Trump meets Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle

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Famous Birthdays

1884 – Francis B Young, British physician/writer (White Ladies)
1913 – Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Hellerup Denmark, Danish shipping magnate, (d. 2012)
1926 – Meyer Kupferman, American composer (In Fimi Tres), born in NYC, New York
1942 – Harrison Ford, American actor (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Blade Runner), born in Chicago, Illinois
1969 – Jamie Walter, actor (Pirate Island)
1983 – Liu Xiang, Chinese athlete (Olympic gold 110m hurdles 2004), born in Shanghai, China

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Famous Deaths

1205 – Hubert Walter, Archbishop of Canterbury and Justicier of England
1854 – José María Vargas, Venezuelan doctor, botanist and 2nd President of Venezuela (1835-36), dies at 68
1960 – Joy Davidman, American poet, writer and wife of C. S. Lewis, dies at 45
1967 – Cornelis A Eman, chairman (State of Aruba Peoples Party), dies at 51
1973 – Martian Negrea, composer, dies at 80
2011 – Allan Jeans, Australian football player and coach (b. 1933)

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