Today in History for 30th July 2021

Historical Events

1178 – Frederick I (Barbarossa), Holy Roman Emperor, crowned King of Burgundy
1913 – Conclusion of 2nd Balkan War
1951 – Ty Cobb testifies before the Emanuel Celler committee, denying that the reserve clause makes peons of baseball players
1981 – Simon Gray’s “Quartermaine’s Terms” premieres in London
1991 – Heavy metal band Metallica release their single “Enter Sandman”
2012 – Indian power grid failure leaves over 300 million without electricity

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Famous Birthdays

1825 – Chaim Aronson, Lithuanian inventor and academic, born in Seredžius, Lithuania (d. 1893)
1914 – Lord Killanin, Irish 6th International Olympic Committee President (1972-80), born in London (d. 1999)
1924 – William H. Gass, American novelist and philosopher (Omensetter’s Luck), born in Fargo, North Dakota (d. 2017)
1947 – William Atherton, American actor (Real Genius, Ghostbusters, Class of 44), born in Orange, Connecticut
1981 – Hope Solo, American soccer player (US women’s national team goalkeeper), born in Richland, Washington
2002 – Prince Hridayendra of Nepal, Nepalese royal, born in Kathmandu, Nepal

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Famous Deaths

1771 – Thomas Gray, English poet, dies at 54
1976 – Emil Solomon “Solly” Sachs, South African socialist, dies in London
1990 – Ian Gow, British Conservative parliament leader, murdered
1997 – Bảo Đại, last Emperor of Vietnam (1926-45) and Chief of State of South Vietnam (1949-55), dies at 85
2007 – William Balchin, English geographer, dies at 91
2019 – Nick Buoniconti, American NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins) and sportscaster (NBC), dies at 78

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