Today in History for 1st July 2021

Historical Events

1917 – In contravention of state law, Robins (Dodgers) play their 1st Sunday MLB game in Brooklyn; owner and manager arrested but escape with a fine; Robins edge Philadelphia, 3-2
1936 – AVRO radio broadcast studios in Hilversum opens
1945 – 55th Postmaster General: Robert E Hannegan of Mo takes office
1966 – NASA launches spacecraft Explorer 33
1977 – East German sprinter Marlies Göhr sets world record for 100m (10.88) in Dresden, Germany
2002 – Bashkirian Airlines (flight 2937) Tupolev TU-154 and a DHL (German cargo) Boeing 757 collide in mid-air over Ueberlingen, southern Germany, killing 71

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Famous Birthdays

1506 – Louis II, King of Hungary and Bohemia (1516-26), born in Buda, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1526)
1872 – Louis Blériot, French aviator and 1st man to fly an airplane across English Channel, born in Cambrai, France (d. 1936)
1899 – Charles Laughton, English actor (Mutiny on Bounty, Spartacus), born in Scarborough, England (d. 1962)
1901 – Sylvia Mary Paget Chancellor, English philanthropist (Prisoners’ Wives Service), born in London (d. 1996)
1916 – Bob Prince, American sportscaster (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1985)
1942 – Geneviève Bujold, Canadian actress (King of Hearts, Choose Me, Coma), born in Montreal, Quebec

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Famous Deaths

1589 – Christophe Plantin, French/Belgian book publisher, dies
1961 – Louis-Ferdinand Céline, French writer (Die Nacht), dies at 67
1965 – Claude Thornhill, composer, dies at 55
1974 – Juan Perón, Argentine military officer and President of Argentina (1946-55, 73-74), dies of a heart attack at 78
2000 – Sarah Payne, British murder victim (b. 1992)
2014 – Jean Garon, Quebec economist and politician, dies at 76

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