Historic Anniversaries this Week
Teacher Training Day
22nd March 2019

Historical Anniversaries this Week

July 4

Events (900 years ago today): 1120Jordan II of Capua is anointed as prince after his infant nephew's death.

Births (100 years ago today): 1920Norm Drucker, American basketball player and referee (d. 2015)

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1970Barnett Newman, American painter and illustrator (b. 1905)

July 5

Events (250 years ago today): 1770 – The Battle of Chesma between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire begins.

Births (350 years ago today): 1670Dorothea Sophie of Neuburg, countess palatine (d. 1748)

Births (200 years ago today): 1820William John Macquorn Rankine, Scottish physicist, mathematician, and engineer (d. 1872)

Births (50 years ago today): 1970Mac Dre, American rapper and producer, founded Thizz Entertainment (d. 2004)

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1920Max Klinger, German painter and sculptor (b. 1857)

July 6

Births (50 years ago today): 1970Inspectah Deck, American rapper and producer

Deaths (950 years ago today): 1070Godelieve, Flemish saint (b. 1049)

July 7

Events (500 years ago today): 1520 – Spanish conquistadores defeat a larger Aztec army at the Battle of Otumba.

Events (250 years ago today): 1770 – The Battle of Larga between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire takes place.

Births (50 years ago today): 1970Wayne McCullough, Northern Irish boxer

July 8

Events (50 years ago today): 1970Richard Nixon delivers a special congressional message enunciating Native American self-determination as official US Indian policy, leading to the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975.

Births (100 years ago today): 1920Godtfred Kirk Christiansen, Danish businessman (d. 1995)

Births (50 years ago today): 1970Beck, American singer-songwriter and producer

Deaths (200 years ago today): 1820Octavia Taylor, daughter of Zachary Taylor (b. 1816)

July 9

Births (50 years ago today): 1970Trent Green, American football player and sportscaster

Deaths (750 years ago today): 1270Stephen Báncsa, Hungarian cardinal (b. c. 1205)

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1970Sigrid Holmquist, Swedish actress (b. 1899)

July 10

Births (100 years ago today): 1920David Brinkley, American journalist (d. 2003)

Births (50 years ago today): 1970Gary LeVox, American singer-songwriter

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1920John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher, British admiral (b. 1841)

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1970Bjarni Benediktsson, Icelandic academic and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Iceland (b. 1908)

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