Historic Anniversaries this Week
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Historical Anniversaries this Week

July 20

Events (50 years ago today): 1968 – The first International Special Olympics Summer Games are held at Soldier Field in Chicago, with about 1,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities.

Births (150 years ago today): 1868Miron Cristea, Romanian cleric and politician, 38th Prime Minister of Romania (d. 1939)

Births (100 years ago today): 1918Cindy Walker, American singer-songwriter and dancer (d. 2006)

Births (50 years ago today): 1968Jimmy Carson, American ice hockey player

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1968Bray Hammond, American historian and author (b. 1886)

July 21

Events (450 years ago today): 1568Eighty Years' War: Battle of Jemmingen: Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, Duke of Alva defeats Louis of Nassau.

Events (300 years ago today): 1718 – The Treaty of Passarowitz between the Ottoman Empire, Austria and the Republic of Venice is signed.

Births (50 years ago today): 1968Brandi Chastain, American soccer player and sportscaster

Deaths (150 years ago today): 1868William Bland, Australian surgeon and politician (b. 1789)

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1968Ruth St. Denis, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1878)

July 22

Births (400 years ago today): 1618Johan Nieuhof, Dutch traveler (d. 1672)

Births (50 years ago today): 1968Rhys Ifans, Welsh actor

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1918Indra Lal Roy, Indian lieutenant and pilot (b. 1898)

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1968Giovannino Guareschi, Italian journalist and cartoonist (b. 1908)

July 23

Events (50 years ago today): 1968Glenville shootout: In Cleveland, Ohio, a violent shootout between a Black Militant organization and the Cleveland Police Department occurs. During the shootout, a riot begins and lasts for five days.

Births (100 years ago today): 1918Abraham Bueno de Mesquita, Dutch comedian and actor (d. 2005)

Births (50 years ago today): 1968Elden Campbell, American basketball player

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1968Henry Hallett Dale, English pharmacologist and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1875)

July 24

Births (550 years ago today): 1468Catherine of Saxony, Archduchess of Austria (d. 1524)

Births (100 years ago today): 1918Ruggiero Ricci, American violinist and educator (d. 2012)

Births (50 years ago today): 1968Kristin Chenoweth, American actress and singer

Deaths (450 years ago today): 1568Carlos, Prince of Asturias (b. 1545)

Deaths (250 years ago today): 1768Nathaniel Lardner, English theologian and author (b. 1684)

July 25

Events (150 years ago today): 1868Wyoming becomes a United States territory.

Births (100 years ago today): 1918Jane Frank, American painter and sculptor (d. 1986)

Births (50 years ago today): 1968Rudi Bryson, South African cricketer

July 26

Events (100 years ago today): 1918Emmy Noether's paper, which became known as Noether's theorem was presented at Göttingen, Germany, from which conservation laws are deduced for symmetries of angular momentum, linear momentum, and energy.

Events (50 years ago today): 1968Vietnam War: South Vietnamese opposition leader Tr??ng ?ěnh Dzu is sentenced to five years hard labor for advocating the formation of a coalition government as a way to move toward an end to the war.

Births (100 years ago today): 1918Marjorie Lord, American actress (d. 2015)

Births (50 years ago today): 1968Frédéric Diefenthal, French actor and director

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1968Cemal Tollu, Turkish lieutenant and painter (b. 1899)


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