Today in History for 3rd July 2022

Historical Events

1090 – Battle at Hagenoorde: German emperor beats earl Egbert II
1841 – John Couch Adams decides to determine position of an unknown planet by irregularities it causes in the motion of Uranus
1954 – Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Maureen Connolly wins her 3rd consecutive Wimbledon singles title beating fellow American Louise Brough 6-2, 7-5
1965 – USSR and Persia sign dam building and economic aid pact
2004 – Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Maria Sharapova becomes first Russian player to win Wimbledon beating defending champion Serena Williams 6-1, 6-4
2019 – Italian David-Maria Sassoli chosen as new European Parliament President

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Famous Birthdays

1567 – Samuel de Champlain, French explorer (Lake Champlain), born in Hiers-Brouage or La Rochelle, France (d. 1635)
1814 – Janis Cimze, Latvian composer, Father of Latvian choir music, born in Rauna parish, Russian Empire (d. 1881)
1928 – Evelyn Anthony, English historical writer (Poellenberg Inheritance), born in London (d. 2018)
1952 – Peter Mathebula, South African boxer (WBA flyweight title 1980-81), born in Mohlakeng, South Africa (d. 2020)
1967 – Brian Cashman, American baseball executive (World Series 1998, 99, 2000, 09 NY Yankees), born in Rockville Centre, New York
1973 – Patrick Wilson, American actor (Angels in America), born in Norfolk, Virginia

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Famous Deaths

1863 – Little Crow [Ta-oya-te-duta], Mdewakanton Dakota leader (Treaty of Mendota), shot and killed by settlers at about 53
1918 – David Alfred Thomas, 1st Viscount Rhondda, Welsh coal-mining entrepreneur, dies at 62
1971 – Renie Riano, British-American vaudeville and screen actress (Jiggs and Maggie films; The Family Jewels) dies after long illness at 71
1992 – Marc Tannenbaum, American rabbi (only Jew to attend Vatican II), dies at 66
1998 – George Walter Selwyn Lloyd, English composer (The Serf, John Socman), dies at 85
2015 – Jacques Sernas [Jokūbas Bernardas Šernas], Lithuanian actor (La Dolce Vita, Helen of Troy), dies at 89

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