Today in History for 4th July 2022

Historical Events

993 – Saint Ulrich of Augsburg is canonized.
1708 – Battle of Holowczyn: Swedish King Charles XII defeats superior Russian force in surprising vctory
1968 – Arthur Kopit’s “Indians” premieres in London
1975 – Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Billie Jean King outclasses Evonne Goolagong 6-0, 6-1 for her 6th Wimbledon singles title
1976 – Opening ceremony of the Dai Bosatsu monastery Catskill Mt NY
1988 – Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Stefan Edberg of Sweden wins his first of 2 Wimbledon singles titles beating Boris Becker 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-2 in a rain-affected final

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Famous Birthdays

1912 – Virginia Graham, American TV personality (Girl Talk, Where Was I), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1998)
1920 – Norm Drucker, American basketball referee (NBA Supervisor of Officials 1977–81; ABA Supervisor of the Officials 1969–73), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
1928 – Patrick Tilley, British sci-fi author (1st Family, Blood River)
1965 – Jo Whiley, English radio DJ, born in Northampton, United Kingdom
1968 – Mark Lenzi, American 3m spring diver (Olympic gold 1992), born in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama (d. 2012)
1972 – William Goldsmith, American drummer (Foo Fighters; Sunny Day Real Estate), born in Seattle, Washington

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Famous Deaths

1187 – Reinoud van Châtillon, French prince of Antioch, dies
1603 – Philippus the Monte, priest/bandmaster/composer, dies at 82
1902 – Swami Vivekananda, Indian Hindu spiritual leader and a key figure in the introduction of Yoga to the Western world, dies while meditating at 39
2002 – Mansoor Hekmat, Iranian politician (b. 1951)
2003 – Barry White, American singer (Love’s Theme), dies at 58
2012 – Jimmy Bivins [James], American Hall of Fame boxer, dies from pneumonia at 92

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