Today in History for 28th July 2021

Historical Events

1790 – Henry James Pye appointed as British Poet Laureate by King George III
1851 – Total solar eclipse captured on a daguerreotype photograph
1937 – Richard Moore scores 316 for Hampshire against Warwickshire
1959 – Hawaii’s 1st US election sends 1st Asian-Americans to Congress
1964 – Ranger 7 launched toward the Moon; sends back 4308 TV pictures
1973 – Skylab 3’s astronauts (Bean, Garriott and Lousma) launched

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Famous Birthdays

1804 – Ludwig A Feuerbach, German philosopher (Man is what he eats)
1927 – John Ashbery, American poet (Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2017)
1930 – David “Junior” Kimbrough, American bluesman, born in Hudsonville, Mississippi (d. 1998)
1943 – Larry Elkins, football player (Houston Oilers)
1960 – Yƍichi Takahashi, Japanese mangaka of Captain Tsubasa and Hungry Heart Wild Striker
1985 – Dustin Milligan, Canadian actor, born in Yellowknife, Canada

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Famous Deaths

450 – Theodosius II, the Younger, Eastern Roman emperor (408-450), dies after a riding accident at 49
1540 – Thomas Cromwell, English chief minister for King Henry VIII, executed for treason and heresy at 54 or 55
1838 – Bernhard Henrik Crusell, Swedish-Finnish composer, dies at 62
1895 – Edward Beecher, American theologian, dies at 91
1996 – Harold Fox, American fashion designer and musician, dies at 86
2007 – Jim LeRoy, Airshow pilot (b. 1961)

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