Today in History for 5th July 2019

Historical Events

1450 – Pope Nicolas V names Walraven van Meurs bishop of Munster
1940 – Diplomatic relations broken between Britain and Vichy government in France
1954 – The BBC broadcasts its first television news bulletin.
1970 – 20th Berlin International Film Festival cancelled due to controversy surrounding the participation of Michael Verhoeven’s anti-war film “o.k.”
1992 – Sixto Durán Ballén elected president of Ecuador
2017 – Arsenal FC breaks club transfer record, paying about €53m for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette

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Famous Birthdays

1903 – Irwin Fischer, American composer (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), born in Iowa City, Iowa (d. 1977)
1904 – Josephine Wilson, British actress (The Lady Vanishes, We Dive at Dawn), born in Bromley, England (d. 1990)
1905 – Isa Miranda [Ines Sampietro], Italian model and actress (La Ronde), born in Bergamo (d. 1982)
1956 – James Lofton, American NFL wide receiver (Bills, Packers, Raiders), born in Fort Ord, California
1967 – Tim Worrell, American baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Pasadena, California
1974 – Márcio Amoroso, Brazilian footballer, born in Brasília, Brazil

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Famous Deaths

1626 – Stephan Fadinger, Austrian boer leader, dies in battle
1859 – Charles Cagniard de la Tour, French physicist (b. 1777)
1873 – John Robertson, American politician, dies at 87
1963 – Daniel Ruyneman, composer, dies at 76
1969 – Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist (Rubinstein-1905), dies at 85
2009 – Lou Creekmur, American football player (Detroit Lions) and hall of famer, dies at 82

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