Today in History for 29th July 2021

Historical Events

1585 – University of Franeker/ University of Friesland opens in the Netherlands
1927 – Phil Mead scores his 100th 100, Hampshire v Northants
1940 – SV. Urk Dutch soccer team forms
1943 – Nazi’s evacuate Hollandsche Theater in Amsterdam
2013 – €103 million of diamonds is stolen from the Carton Intercontinental Hotel, Cannes, France
2015 – Zion Harvey became the first paediatric patient to receive a double hand transplant at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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Famous Birthdays

1758 – Antonius van Gils, Dutch RC theologist (opposed Enlightenment)
1843 – Johannes Schmidt, German linguist (d. 1901)
1884 – Ralph A. Bard, U.S. Navy Undersecretary (d. 1975)
1919 – Miltos Sachtouris, Greek poet (d. 2005)
1955 – Dave Stevens, American illustrator
1973 – Stephen Dorff, actor (I Know My Name is Steven), born in Atlanta, Georgia

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Famous Deaths

1887 – Agostino Depretis, Italian statesman, Prime Minister of Italy (1876-78, 1778-79, 1881-87), dies at 74
1906 – Alexandre Luigini, French composer (Ballet égyptien), dies at 56
1922 – Edward Gailliard, Flemish linguist and archaeologist, dies at 81
1954 – Coen de Koning, Dutch speed skater (World Alllround Speed Skating champion 1905), dies at 75
1973 – Norm Smith, Australian rules footballer and coach (b. 1915)
2003 – Johnny Walker [Badruddin Jamaluddin Kazi], Indian actor (Madhumati, Chachi 420), dies at 82

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