Today in History for 23rd July 2019

Historical Events

1827 – 1st US swimming school opens (Boston, Massachusetts)
1833 – Cornerstones are laid for the construction of the Kirtland Temple in Kirtland, Ohio.
1943 – Battle of Koersk, USSR ends in Nazi defeat (6,000 tanks)
1976 – 42nd NFL Chicago All Star Game: Pittsburgh 24, All Stars 0 (52,895)
1978 – 65th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
2016 – Suicide bomb in Kabul kills 80 during a protest march, Islamic State claim responsibility

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Famous Birthdays

1793 – Joseph Hartmann Stuntz, Swiss composer, born in Arlesheim, Switzerland (d. 1859)
1856 – Arthur H. Bird, American composer, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1923)
1886 – Arthur Whitten Brown, British aviator (first nonstop airplane crossing of the Atlantic with John W. Alcock), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1948)
1912 – Michael Wilding, British actor (Stage Fright, Courtney Affair, World of Suzie Wong), born in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England (d. 1979)
1951 – Terry Davis, American actress (Stacey Winthrop-Another World), born in NYC, New York
1981 – Steve Jocz, Canadian drummer (Sum 41)

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Famous Deaths

1403 – Thomas Percy, 1st Earl of Worcester, English rebel (executed) (b. 1343)
1924 – Frank Frost Abbott, American classical scholar, dies at 64
1966 – Douglass Montgomery, American actor (Forbidden, Harmony Lane), dies from spinal cancer at 56
1976 – Wilhelmina Von Bremen, American 4X100 relay sprinter (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 64
1977 – RenĂ© de Vos, Dutch actor and composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven), dies at 79
1994 – Aad Ivens, Dutch checkers player, dies at 80

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