Today in History for 1st July 2022

Historical Events

1859 – Balloon covers a record 809 miles over St Louis
1896 – Wilfrid Laurier sworn in as 1st French speaking Prime Minister of Canada
1915 – Australia begins Commonwealth Lighthouse Service
1931 – Cleveland Municipal Stadium (MLB: Indians, NFL: Browns, 78,189 capacity) opens; demolished 1996
1948 – NYC subway fare goes to 10 cents, bus fare to 7 cents and combo fare at 12 cents
1978 – Former US President Richard Nixon makes 1st public speech since resigning in 1974

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Famous Birthdays

1915 – Joseph Ransohoff, American neurosurgeon and pioneer in the modern neurosurgery, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2001)
1916 – Olivia de Havilland, British-American Academy Award-winning actress (All the King’s Men; The Adventures of Robin Hood; Gone With The Wind; The Heiress), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2020)
1971 – Melissa Peterman [Melissa Margaret], American actress (Reba, Fargo), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
1976 – Patrick Kluivert, Dutch soccer striker (Netherlands 79 caps)), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
1977 – Jessica Meir, American NASA astronaut and marine biologist, born in Caribou, Maine
1998 – Pa Salieu, Gambian British rapper (Frontline), born in Slough, England

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Famous Deaths

1805 – Georg Ritschel, German composer, dies at 60
1939 – Louis Davids [Simon David], cabaret performer/chorus performer, dies
1949 – Louis Davids [Simon David], cabaret artist, dies at 65
1964 – Pierre Monteux, French-American conductor (Concertgebouw Orchestra, 1924–34;, Orchestre Symphonique de Paris, 1929–38; San Francisco Symphony, 1936–52), dies at 89
2008 – Mel Galley, English guitarist (Whitesnake; Phenomena), dies of esophageal cancer at 60
2014 – Walter Dean Myers, African-American author, dies at 76

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