July 1951 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 2 Bill Veeck buys St Louis Browns from Bill & Charlie DeWitt
  • Jul 2 Hugo Yarnold stumps 6 at Dundee, Worcester v Scotland
  • Jul 2 Island advisor of Curacao installed
  • Jul 2 Leidse astronomers discover radio signal out of Milky Way system

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Jul 5 Dr William Shockley invents junction transistor (Murray Hill, NJ)

Physicist William Shockley
Physicist
William Shockley
  • Jul 8 Yankee Joe DiMaggio & manager Casey Stengel feud

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Jul 9 US President Harry Truman asks Congress to formally end state of war with Germany

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Jul 10 Armistice talks to end Korean conflict began at Kaesong
  • Jul 12 Mob tries to keep black family from moving into all-white Cicero Ill
  • Jul 14 Citation becomes 1st horse to win $1,000,000 in races
  • Jul 14 George Washington Carver monument unveiled
  • Jul 16 King Leopold III of Belgium abdicates
  • Jul 16 Len Hutton scores his 100th 100, Yorkshire v Surrey at The Oval
  • Jul 17 King Leopold III of Belgium abdicates in favour of his son Boudouin I
  • Jul 17 Western New England College in Springfield, Massachusetts, is chartered.
  • Jul 18 Uruguay accepts its constitution
  • Jul 20 King Abdullah I of Jordan is assassinated by a Palestinian while attending Friday prayers in Jerusalem.

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Jul 21 Dalai Lama returns to Tibet

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • Jul 22 General Francisco Craveiro Lopes appointed President of Portugal
  • Jul 26 Netherlands ends state of war with Germany
  • Jul 31 Japan Airlines is established.

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 2 Michele Santoro, Italian TV journalist

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Jul 3 Jean-Claude Duvalier [Baby Doc], Deposed Haitian president-for-life (1971-86), born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (d. 2014)

President of Haiti Jean-Claude Duvalier
President of Haiti
Jean-Claude Duvalier
  • Jul 4 Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, American politician
  • Jul 11 Lawrence J Delucas, PhD/astronaut (STS 50), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Jul 13 Rob Bishop, American politician
  • Jul 14 Esther Dyson, Zurich Switz, computer publisher (Release 1.0)
  • Jul 16 Esther M Friesner[-Stutzman], US, sci-fi author (Witchwood Cradle)
  • Jul 16 Jean-Luc Mongrain, French-Canadian journalist
  • Jul 18 Elio Di Rupo, Belgian politician
  • Jul 21 Diana Dennis, Portland Oregon, body builder (Women Physique World)
  • Jul 24 Chris Smith, MP (Labour)
  • Jul 26 William Surles "Bill" McArthur Jr, NC, astro (STS 58, 74, sk: 92)
  • Jul 28 Anthony A. Williams, Mayor of Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 28 Santiago Calatrava, Spanish architect

Deaths in History

  • Jul 2 Earnest F Sauerbruch, German nazi/surgeon, dies at 75
  • Jul 20 Abdullah Ibn Hussein, Jordan's King (1946-51), killed in Jerusalem
  • Jul 20 Mustafa Shuqri Ashu, tailor/murderer of king Abdullah, shot to death
  • Jul 20 Friedrich Wilhelm Hohenzollern, Crown Prince of Germany (b. 1882)
  • Jul 23 Henri Philippe P├ętain, French marshal (Verdun/Vichy regime), dies
  • Jul 31 J of Oudshoorn, [John K Feylbrief], writer (Maze of Sentences), dies