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Historical Anniversaries this Week

July 23

Events (700 years ago today): 1319 – A Knights Hospitaller fleet scores a crushing victory over an Aydinid fleet off Chios.

Births (50 years ago today): 1969Andrew Cassels, Canadian ice hockey player and coach

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1919Spyridon Lambros, Greek historian and politician, 100th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1851)

July 24

Events (50 years ago today): 1969Apollo program: Apollo 11 splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean.

Births (100 years ago today): 1919Robert Marsden Hope, Australian lawyer and judge (d. 1999)

Births (50 years ago today): 1969Rick Fox, Bahamian basketball player

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1969Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author and playwright (b. 1904)

July 25

Events (150 years ago today): 1869 – The Japanese daimy?s begin returning their land holdings to the emperor as part of the Meiji Restoration reforms. (Traditional Japanese Date: June 17, 1869).

Events (50 years ago today): 1969Vietnam War: U.S. President Richard Nixon declares the Nixon Doctrine, stating that the United States now expects its Asian allies to take care of their own military defense. This is the start of the "Vietnamization" of the war.

Births (150 years ago today): 1869Platon, Estonian bishop and saint (d. 1919)

Births (50 years ago today): 1969Jon Barry, American basketball player and sportscaster

July 26

Events (550 years ago today): 1469 - Wars of the Roses: The Battle of Edgecote Moor, pitting the forces of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick against those of Edward IV of England, takes place.

Births (200 years ago today): 1819 - Justin Holland, American guitarist and educator (d. 1887)

Births (100 years ago today): 1919 - Virginia Gilmore, American actress (d. 1986)

Births (50 years ago today): 1969 - Greg Colbrunn, American baseball player and coach

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1919 - Edward Poynter, English painter and illustrator (b. 1836)

July 27

Events (100 years ago today): 1919 – The Chicago Race Riot erupts after a racial incident occurred on a South Side beach, leading to 38 fatalities and 537 injuries over a five-day period.

Births (50 years ago today): 1969Triple H, American wrestler and actor

Deaths (550 years ago today): 1469William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke (b. 1423)

July 28

Births (50 years ago today): 1969Garth Snow, American ice hockey player and manager

Deaths (150 years ago today): 1869Jan Evangelista Purkyn?, Czech anatomist and physiologist (b. 1787)

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1969Ramón Grau, Cuban physician and politician, 6th President of Cuba (b. 1882)

World Hepatitis Day

July 29

Births (1150 years ago today): 869Muhammad al-Mahdi, Iraqi 12th Imam (d. 941)

Births (150 years ago today): 1869Booth Tarkington, American novelist and dramatist (d. 1946)


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