Today in History for July 1916

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 20 of 20

1st - British court martial (Easter uprising)
1st - Coca-Cola brings current coke formula to the market
1st - Honus Wagner, 42, is oldest to hit an inside-the-park HR
1st - First day of the Battle of the Somme: the British Army suffers its worst day, losing 19,240 men.
2nd - Lenin says Imperialism is caused by capitalism
2nd - Russian offensive in Armenia
3rd - 1st of 3 fatal shark attacks occurred near NJ shore (4 die)
7th - The New Zealand Labour party is formed
9th - 1st cargo submarine to cross Atlantic arrives in US from Germany
11th - Congress passes Federal Aid Road Act
11th - Germany launches final offensive in the Battle of Verdun
14th - 33.6 cm rainfall at Effingham SC (state record)
14th - St Louis Brown Ernie Koob pitches all 17 inns in a 0-0 tie vs Boston
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir LeninMarxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin 15th - 22.22" (56.4 cm) of rain falls in Altapass NC (state record)
15th - Boeing Company (Pacific Aero) formed by William Boeing in Seattle Wash
20th - Giants trade Christy Mathewson to Cin Reds
22nd - A bomb went off during a Preparedness Day parade in SF killing 10
25th - Explosion at Lake Erie & Cleveland Waterworks
29th - Postal check & Girodienst establishes
30th - German saboteurs blow up a munitions plant on Black Tom Island, NJ

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 48 of 48

1st - Olivia de Havilland, Tokyo Japan, actress (Adventures of Robin Hood)
2nd - Barry Gray, [Bernard Yaroslaw], interviewer (started call-in radio)
2nd - Ken Curtis, [Curtis Gates], Lamar CO, actor (Ripcord, Festus-Gunsmoke)
2nd - Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Combat pilot and highest-decorated German soldier of WWII (d. 1982)
4th - Tokyo Rose, [Iva Toguri D'Aquino], propagandist (WW II)
6th - Unica Zorn, writer
7th - Luc Peire, Flemish painter/graphic artist
7th - Robert Stevens Baker, composer
Jazz Guitarist Tiny GrimesJazz Guitarist Tiny Grimes (7th) 7th - Tiny Grimes, Newport News Virginia, Jazz guitarist
9th - Edward Heath, (C) British PM (1970-74)
9th - Joe Liggins, US composer (Pink Champagne)
9th - Sir Dean Goffin, New Zealand composer (d. 1984)
10th - Dick Cary, jazz Musician
11th - Gough Whitlam, (ALP) Australia, PM (1972-75)
11th - Howard Brubeck, composer
11th - Reg Varney, English actor
14th - Natalia Ginzburg, Italian author (Family dictionary)
14th - Phyllis Stedman, politician
15th - George Maduro, Antillian resistance fighter (Willemsorde/Madurodam)
16th - Harold Locke, archdeacon of Loughborough
17th - Eleanor Steber, Wheeling WV, soprano (Metropolitan Opera-1940)
18th - Isaac [Ietje] A Diepenhorst, Dutch lawyer/minister of Education
18th - Kenneth Armitage, English sculptor
18th - Johnny Hopp, baseball player (d. 2003)
19th - James D Ramage, US lt-Adm (WW II-Palau/Guam/Philippines)
19th - Phillip Cavaretta, baseball player (NL MVP 1945)
22nd - Hipolito M Ocalia, Curacao, landscape painter
22nd - Gino Bianco, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1984)
22nd - Marcel Cerdan, French boxer (d. 1949)
23rd - Ben Weber, St Louis Missouri, composer (Thorne Music Award-1965)
23rd - Ronald Ridout, school textbook author
24th - Bob Eberly, Mechanicsville NY, singer (Jimmy Dorsey Band)
24th - John D MacDonald, novelist (Deep Blue Goodbye)
25th - Ko van Dijk Jr, Dutch actor (Zaak M P)
25th - Lucien Saulnier, Quebec politician (d. 1989)
27th - Asfa Wossen, Crown prince of Ethiopia/son of emperor Haile Selassi
27th - Elbert "Skippy" Williams, tenor Sax player
27th - Kennan Wynn, NYC, actor (Dr Strangelove, Absent Minded Professor)
27th - Siegfried Reda, composer
28th - David Brown, NYC, director (Jaws, Planet of the Apes)
28th - Laird Cregar, Phila, actor (Charley's Aunt, Hangover Square)
29th - Charlie Christian, American jazz guitarist (d. 1942)
29th - Budd Boetticher, American film director (d. 2001)
30th - Robert van Spaendonk, Dutch resistance fighter
30th - Dick Wilson, American actor (d. 2007)
31st - Sydney Tafler, London England, actor (Too Many Crooks)
31st - Verdun Scott, NZ cricketer/rugby player
31st - Sibte Hassan, Pakistani activist

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

1st - Dwight Eisenhower marries Mary `Mamie' Geneva Doud in Denver, Colorado

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 16 of 16

1st - William Booth, cricketer (WW I 2 Tests for England 1913-14), dies
The Witch of Wall Street Hetty GreenThe Witch of Wall Street Hetty Green (3rd) 3rd - henrietta (Hetty) Green, (Witch of Wall Street), dies at 81
4th - Alan Seeger, American war poet (b. 1888)
6th - Odilon Redon, French painter (b. 1840)
11th - Rik Wouters, Belgian painter/sculptor (Doll Virgin), dies
12th - Aritius S Talma, Dutch minister of Agriculture, dies at 52
16th - Ilja [Elias] Metsjnikov, Russ bacteriologist (Nobel 1908), dies
16th - Ludwig P Scharwenka, German composer (Album Polonaise), dies at 70
16th - Victor Alexander Haden Horsley, physician, dies
16th - Ilya Mechnikov, Russian microbiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1845)
18th - Benjamin C. Truman, American journalist and author
22nd - James Whitcomb Riley, American author and poet (b. 1849)
23rd - William Ramsey, chemist, dies
26th - Gellio Benevenuto Coronaro, composer, dies at 52
27th - Charles Fryatt, British capt of SS Brussels, executed by Germans, dies
30th - Albert Neisser, German physician who discovered the bacterias that cause gonorrhea and leprosy, dies of septicemia at 61

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