Today in History for 5th July 2021

Historical Events

1791 – Jose Maria Narvaez discovers Point Grey (now Vancouver, British Columbia)
1830 – France invades Algeria, begins a 40 year conquest
1936 – 120°F (49°C), Gannvalley, South Dakota (state record)
1945 – Labour Party under Clement Attlee wins British parliamentary elections (results not declared until 26 July)
1968 – “Manifest of 1000 words” published in Prague
1983 – France invades Algeria

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Famous Birthdays

1718 – Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford, Viceroy of Ireland, born in Chelsea, London (d. 1794)
1886 – Nathaniel Niles, American figure skater and tennis player, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1932)
1942 – Hannes Löhr, German footballer and manager, born in Eitorf, Rhine Province, Germany
1968 – Alex Zülle, Swiss road racing cyclist, born in Wil, Switzerland
1973 – Michal Sýkora, Czech NHL defenseman (San Jose Sharks, Olympic gold 1998), born in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia
1982 – Philippe Gilbert, Belgian road racing cyclist, born in Verviers, Wallonia, Belgium

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Famous Deaths

1906 – Paul Karl Ludwig Drude, German physicist (optics), committed suicide at 42
1913 – Alfred Lyttelton, cricketer (Eng wk 1880-84 demon lob bowler), dies
1948 – Piet Aalberse, Dutch minister of Labor (1918-25), dies at 77
1981 – Jorge Urrutia Blondel, Chilean composer, dies at 75
2005 – Shirley Goodman, American singer (b. 1936)
2014 – Rosemary Murphy, American actress (Margaret-Lucas Tanner), dies from esophageal cancer at 89

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