Today in History for 25th July 2021

Historical Events

1585 – Amsterdam bans 45 roman catholics
1913 – A meeting in Johannesburg, called by the South African Native National Congress, now African National Congress, is attended by a large number of people from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland
1938 – Jewish artisans not allowed in Germany
1942 – German troops strike at Tsym Lyanskaja
1964 – “Here’s Love” closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 338 performances
2012 – The 2012 Summer Olympics begin (Opening ceremony 27th)

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Famous Birthdays

1860 – Princess Louise Margaret, Duchess of Connaught, born in Potsdam, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1917)
1883 – Alfredo Casella, Italian composer and conductor (La Giara), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1947)
1901 – Lila Lee, American actress (Midnight Girl, Blood and Sand), born in Union Hill, New Jersey (d. 1973)
1908 – Jack Gilford, American actor (Save the Tiger, Cocoon, Arthur 2), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)
1961 – Bobbie Eakes, American actress (The Bold and the Beautiful), born in Warner Robins, Georgia
1985 – Nelson Piquet Jr., Brazilian auto racer (Formula E champion 2014-15), born in Heidelberg, West Germany

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Famous Deaths

1918 – Carlos Guido y Spano, Argentine poet (Mexico, canto epico), dies
1955 – Ilmari Hannikainen, Finnish composer, drowns during a sailing trip at 62
1986 – Theodore H “Ted” Lyons, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), dies at 85
1987 – Malcolm Baldrige, American businessman and US Secretary of Commerce (1981-87), dies of internal injuries at 64
2007 – Bernd Jakubowski, German goalkeeper (b. 1952)
2009 – Stanley Middleton, British novelist (Holiday, Three Wise Men), dies at 89

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