Today in History for 29th July 2022

Historical Events

1928 – Test footage first created for Walt Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” with Mickey Mouse
1942 – Eastern Blvd in the Bronx renamed Bruckner Boulevard, in honor of former Bronx Borough President and US Congressman, Henry Bruckner
1956 – WCKT (now WSVN) TV channel 7 in Miami, Florida (IND) begins broadcasting
1978 – American Penny Dean swims English Channel in record 7 hrs, 40 min; record holds until 1995
1994 – 200,000 Muslims demand the death of feminist writer Taslima Nasrin in Bangladesh
1995 – Monica Seles beats Martina Navratilova in her return to tennis

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Famous Birthdays

1866 – George Morrison, American entrepreneur (owner of Mammoth Caves), born border of Ohio and Pennsylvania (d. 1937)
1914 – Dovie Hudson, American community activist in rural Mississippi (filed lawsuit to desegregate the public schools)
1935 – Peter Schreier, German tenor and conductor (Dresden State Opera, 1962-2000), born in Meissen, Saxony, Germany (d. 2019)
1937 – Daniel McFadden, American economist and Nobel Prize Laureate who developed theory and methods for analyzing discrete choice, born in Raleigh, North Carolina
1981 – Troy Perkins, American professional soccer goalkeeper, born in Springfield, Ohio
1990 – Shin Se-kyung, South Korean actress (Deep Rooted Tree), born in Yangcheon, South Korea

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Famous Deaths

1108 – King Philip I, King of the Franks 1059, 1060-1108), dies at 56
1887 – Agostino Depretis, Italian statesman, Prime Minister of Italy (1876-78, 1778-79, 1881-87), dies at 74
1954 – Coen de Koning, Dutch speed skater (World Alllround Speed Skating champion 1905), dies at 75
1984 – Fred Waring, American bandleader, conductor, and Waring Blender namesake, dies at 84
2007 – Michel Serrault, French actor (Nelly and Monsieur Arnaud, La Cage aux Folles), dies at 79
2016 – Marta Marzotto, Italian countess and designer, dies at 85

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