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  • Today in History for 12th July 2020

    Jul 11, 2020

    Historical Events

    1912 - 1st foreign feature film exhibited in US - "Queen Elizabeth" in NYC
    1934 - Willy de Supervise swims world record 400m (5:16.0)
    1952 - East German SED decides to form German DR army
    1979 - "Disco Demolition Night" at Comiskey Park: fans go wild destroying disco records and cause the White Sox to forfeit second game of a doubleheader to the Detroit Tigers
    1988 - USSR launches Phobos II for Martian orbit
    1993 - Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Sunset Promenade" opens in London

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    Famous Birthdays

    1813 - Claude Bernard, French physiologist involved in the founding of modern physiology (blind experiments), born in Saint-Julien, Rhône (d. 1878)
    1935 - Barrie Wilson, British religious scholar (How Jesus Became Christian) (d. 1995)
    1941 - Joseph Whipp, American actor (Escape from Alcatraz), born in San Francisco, California
    1943 - Paul Silas, American basketball player and coach (Boston Celtic, Seattle SuperSonic), born in Prescott, Arkansas
    1977 - Francesca Lubiani, Italian tennis star (Futures-Amadora-POR), born in Bologna, Italy
    1980 - Tina Tharp, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Jacksonville, Florida

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    Famous Deaths

    1633 - Simon Besler, German composer, dies at 49
    1845 - Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian poet (Creation, Humanity, and Messiah) and author, dies at 37
    1953 - Joseph Jongen, Belgian composer, dies at 79
    1983 - Chris Wood, rocker (Traffic), dies at 39
    1993 - Gusti Huber, Mother of Bibi Besch, dies of heart failure at 78
    2002 - Edward Lee Howard, CIA Case Officer and alleged Soviet spy, dies at 50 after breaking his neck during a fall

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