Today in History for 21st July 2022

Historical Events

285 – Diocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar and co-ruler
1915 – Woodrow Wilson sends the third Lusitania note, warning Germany that future infringement of American rights will be deemed ‘deliberately unfriendly’
1952 – Premier Ghavam es-Sultaneh of Persia, resigns
1952 – “The Quiet Man” film directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara is released in the UK
1975 – NY Met Félix Millán hits 4 singles; erased by Joe Torres 4 double plays
1991 – Ferguson Jenkins, Gaylord Perry, Rod Carew, Tony Lazzeri, and Bill Veeck are elected into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

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Famous Birthdays

1664 – Matthew Prior, English poet and diplomat, born in London (d. 1721)
1826 – James Gillpatrick Blunt, American physician, abolitionist, and Major General (Union Army), born in Trenton, Maine (d. 1881)
1856 – Harry A P Eyres, British diplomat (Constantinople, Albania)
1892 – Lenore Ulric, American actress (Notorious, Better Woman), born in New Ulm, Minnesota [or 1894]
1942 – Alun Davies, Welsh touring and session guitarist (Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam), born in Wales
1978 – Kyoko Iwasaki, Japanese swimmer (Olympic gold 200m breaststroke 1992), born in Numazu, Japan

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Famous Deaths

1889 – Nelson Dewey, American politician, 1st Governor of Wisconsin (b. 1813)
1932 – Bill Gleason, American late 19th century baseball player, dies at 73
1986 – Paulo Correia, Guinee-Bissaus colonel/putschist, executed
1994 – Hugh Scott, American lawyer and politician (Senate Minority Leader 1969-77), dies at 93
1996 – Francis James Claude Piggott, soldier, dies at 85
2015 – Paul Freeman, American conductor and composer (Chicago Sinfonietta, 1987 -2011; Czech National Symphony, 1996-2007), dies at 79

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