Today in History for 10th July 2018

Historical Events

1778 – American Revolution: Louis XVI of France declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain
1861 – Lincoln writes to Kentucky’s militia and says Union troops will not enter that state
1923 – All non-fascist parties dissolved in Italy
1956 – Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu, Mamelodi, east of Pretoria, South Africa, a soldier of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the armed wing of the ANC
1971 – National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) founded in US by women including Bella Abzug, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Myrlie Evers-Williams and Gloria Steinem
1978 – World News Tonight premieres on ABC.

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Famous Birthdays

1797 – Pieter L Uys, South African pioneer (Great Pull)
1917 – Hugh Alexander, American baseball player (d. 2000)
1921 – Harvey Ball, American inventor (d. 2001)
1946 – Sue Lyon, Davenport Iowa, actress (Lolita, Night of the Iguana)
1952 – Kim Mitchell, Canadian guitarist/singer
1958 – Béla Fleck, American musician

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Famous Deaths

1680 – Louis Moréri, French encyclopedist (b. 1643)
1806 – George Stubbs, British animal painter (Horse Frightened by Lion), dies at 81
1889 – Julia Gardiner Tyler, 2nd wife of President John Tyler (1841-45), dies at 69
1987 – John H. Hammond, American music producer, critic and activist, discovered Billie Holiday, dies at 76
2002 – Jean-Pierre Côté, French Canadian politician and Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1926)
2007 – Zheng Xiaoyu, director of the State Food and Drug Administration of the People’s Republic of China (b. 1944)

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