Today in History for 1st August 2021

Historical Events

1021 – Synod of Pavia: emperor Henry II convicts married priest
1836 – As part of their homeward journey on the HMS Beagle, Charles Darwin returns to Bahia in Brazil
1852 – San Francisco Methodists establish 1st black church, Zion Methodist
1881 – US Quarantine Station authorized for Angel Island, San Francisco Bay
1933 – NY’s future Hall of Fame pitcher Carl Hubbell sets MLB record for consecutive scoreless innings at 45 1/3 as Giants lose 3-1 v Boston Braves
1944 – US troops enter Tessy-sur-Vir

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Famous Birthdays

1814 – Ivan Gagarin, Russian Jesuit and founding editor of Études, born in Moscow (d. 1882)
1882 – Vaclav Klicka, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1953)
1930 – Julie Bovasso, American actress (Willie and Phil, Just Me and You), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
1960 – Micheál Martin, Irish politician, Prime Minister of Ireland (2020-), born in Cork, Ireland
1961 – Brad Faxon Jr, American golfer (8 PGA Tour titles), born in Oceanport, New Jersey
1987 – Sébastien Pocognoli, Belgian footballer, born in Seraing, Belgium

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Famous Deaths

1580 – Albrecht Giese, German politician and diplomat (b. 1524)
1787 – Alfonso Liguori, Italian bishop and theologian, dies at 90
1883 – Karl Wilhelm Dindorf, classic scholar, dies
1980 – Strother Martin, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Slapshot), dies of heart attack at 61
1986 – Willem Klein, variety artist, dies at about 73
2016 – Franciszek Macharski, Polish Cardinal, Archbishop of Krakow (1978-2005), dies at 87

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