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Historical Events

Events 1 - 23 of 23

1st - The Communist Party of China is founded.
2nd - 41st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bill Tilden beats Brian Norton (4-6 2-6 6-1 6-0 7-5)
2nd - Jack Dempsey KOs George S Carpentier in 4 for heavyweight boxing title 1st million dollar gate ($1.7m) boxing match (Dempsey KOs Carpentier)
2nd - Warren G. Harding signs a joint congressional resolution declaring the official end of war with Germany
11th - Mongolia gains independence from China (National Day)
12th - Babe Ruth sets record of 137 career home runs
12th - Indians (9) & Yankees (7) combine for an AL record 16 doubles
14th - Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti convicted in Dedham Mass, of killing their shoe company's paymaster
16th - Encouraged by the British, King Constantine of Greece launches a drive to take Asia Minor from nationalists under Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
18th - Black Sox trial begins in Chicago
20th - Congresswoman Alice Mary Robertson became the first woman to preside over the US House of Representatives.
21st - Indians (9) & Yankees (7) hit a record 16 doubles
21st - To prove his contention that air power is superior to sea power, US Colonel William Mitchell demonstrates how bombs from planes can sink a captured German battleship
Pioneering Golfer Jim BarnesPioneering Golfer Jim Barnes 22nd - 25th US Golf Open: Jim Barnes shoots a 289 at Columbia CC in MD
23rd - Chinese communist party forms under guidance of Henk Sneevliet
23rd - Edward Gourdin of US sets long jump record at 25' 2 3/4"
24th - 15th Tour de France won by Leon Scieur of Belgium
27th - 2nd government of Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms
27th - Frederick Banting and Charles Best isolate insulin at the University of Toronto
29th - Cleveland's 125th anniversary celebration: Cy Young, 54, pitches 2 inn
29th - New rules of language assumed (equal rights Flemings/Walen Belgium)
29th - Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.
30th - The Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) forms; the party changed its name to the South African Communist Party (SACP) in 1953, after it had been forced underground

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 54 of 54

1st - Seretse Khama, 1st premier/president of Botswana (Bechuanaland)
1st - Sir Seretse Khama, Serowe, in the British Protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswanan statesman and president
3rd - Susan Peters, Spokane WA, actress (Random Harvest, Young Ideas)
4th - Gerard Debreu, France, economist (Nobel 1983)
4th - Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist/orchestra leader (Ripley's Game)
6th - Nancy Davis Reagan, [Anne Francis Robbins], US First Lady (1981-89), born in NYC, New York
Soviet General and Cold War Spy Dmitri PolyakovSoviet General and Cold War Spy Dmitri Polyakov (6th) 6th - Dmitri Polyakov, Soviet Major General and spy for the CIA, born in Ukraine (d. 1988)
7th - Ezzard Charles, Lawrenceville Georgia, world heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51)
7th - Stanislaw Wislocki, composer
7th - Adolf von Thadden, German politician (d. 1996)
9th - Jacob J Hage, Dutch farmer/WW II resistance fighter
10th - Eunice Shriver, founder (Special Olympics)
10th - Jake LaMotta, middleweight boxing champ (1949-51) (Raging Bull), born in The Bronx, New York
10th - Jeff Donnell, South Windham Maine, actor (Gidget Goes to Rome)
10th - Revaz Il'yich Lagidze, composer
10th - Harvey Ball, American inventor (d. 2001)
11th - Ilse Werner, Dutch-born actress
World Middleweight Boxing Champion Jake LaMottaWorld Middleweight Boxing Champion Jake LaMotta (10th) 12th - Trevor Illtyd Williams, scientific writer
12th - Bob Fillion, French Canadian ice hockey player
13th - Charles Scribner Jr, music publisher (Scribner)
13th - Ernest Gold, composer
13th - Git Gay, Swedish actress and singer (d. 2007)
13th - Friedrich Peter, Austrian poltitician (d. 2005)
14th - Geoffrey Wilkinson, chemist
14th - Leon Garfield, English children's author (d. 1996)
15th - Jack Hamilton Beeson, composer
16th - Bernard Rogers, supreme Allied commander Europe
16th - Trevor Williams, scientific consultant
17th - Acquanetta, [Mildred Davenport], Wyo, actress (Tarzan & Leopard Woman)
17th - George Barnes, Chicago Hgts, guitarist (Skip Farrell Show)
17th - František Zvarík, Slovakian actor
Baseball Player Toni StoneBaseball Player Toni Stone (17th) 17th - Toni Stone [Marcenia Lyle Alberga], St. Paul Minnesota, American baseball player (first woman to play in a men's league)
18th - John H Glenn Jr, Cambridge OH, astronaut (Mer 7, sk:STS 95)/(Sen-D-Oh)
19th - Rosalyn Yalow, medical physicist
20th - Frederick Schroeder Jr, tennis champ (US Open-1942)
21st - Billy Taylor, Greenville NC, orchestra leader (David Frost Show)
22nd - William V Roth Jr, (Sen-R-Delaware, 1971- )
23rd - Calvert DeForest, comedian (Larry "Bud" Melman), born in Brooklyn, New York
23rd - David Lawmn, CEO (Prestige Group)
23rd - Harry Hookway, pro-chancellor (Loughborough University)
23rd - Heinz Bennent, Aachen Germany, Actor (Possession)
23rd - Jerome Rosen, composer
23rd - Peter Twiss, test pilot
24th - Giuseppe Di Stefano, Italian operatic tenor (d. 2008)
25th - John Christopherson, artist/collector
26th - Jean Shepherd, American writer (d. 1999)
27th - Émile Genest, Quebec actor (d. 2003)
29th - Aled Eames, maritime historian
29th - Richard Egan, actor (Empire, Redigo, Pollyanna), born in San Franciso, California
30th - Georg G Lampe, Dutch painter/director (Free Academy)
30th - Jacques Vander Schueren, Belgium, minister of Economic Affairs
30th - Grant Johannesen, American pianist (d. 2005)
31st - Whitney M Young Jr, civil rights leader, head of Urban League
31st - Peter Benenson, British founder of Amnesty International (d. 2005)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 3 of 3

2nd - Edwin Evans, cricketer (6 Tests for Australia), dies
11th - Gabriel Lippmann, French physicist, dies at 75
27th - Engelbert Humperdinck, composer, dies at 66

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