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Historical Events

Events 1 - 39 of 39

1st - AVRO radio broadcast studios in Hilversum opens
1st - Watchfulness Committee forms in Amsterdam
3rd - Jahangir Khan kills a sparrow while cricket bowling, Cambridge University v MCC
3rd - 56th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Fred Perry beats G von Cramm (6-1 6-1 6-0)
4th - 49th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Hull Jacobs beats H Sperling (6-2 4-6 7-5)
4th - League of Nations ends sanctions against Italy after Italian takeover of Abyssinia
5th - 120°F (49°C), Gannvalley, South Dakota (state record)
6th - 114°F (46°C), Moorhead, Minnesota (state record)
6th - 121°F (49°C), Steele, North Dakota (state record)
6th - A major breach of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal in England sends millions of gallons of water cascading 200 feet into the River Irwell.
7th - 4th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 at Braves Field, Boston
10th - 109°F (43°C) Cumberland & Frederick, Maryland (state record)
10th - 110°F (43°C) at Runyon, New Jersey (state record)
10th - 111°F (44°C) Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (state record)
10th - 112°F (44°C) at Martinsburg, West Virginia (state record)
10th - New Straits Convention allows Turkish rearmament of Dardanelles
10th - Phillies Chuck Klein becomes 4th to hit 4 HRs in a game
11th - Triborough Bridge linking Manhattan, Bronx & Queens opens
13th - 112°F (44°C), Mio, Michigan (state record)
13th - 114°F (46°C), Wisconsin Dells, Wisc (state record)
14th - 1 million demonstrate to support French People's Front government
14th - 116°F (47°C), Collegeville, Indiana (state record)
15th - Dutch 2nd Chamber agree to temporarily increase defense budget
16th - 1st x-ray photo of arterial circulation, Rochester, NY
16th - NY Giants are 10½ games back in NL, & go on to win pennant
17th - Carl Hubbell begins winning streak, beating Pittsburgh 6-0
Spanish Dictator and General Francisco FrancoSpanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco 17th - Spanish generals Francisco Franco and Emilio Mola lead a right-wing uprising, starting the Spanish Civil War
18th - Spanish Civil War : General Francisco Franco issues manifesto and leds uprising with army in Morocco
19th - Indians' Bob Feller makes his major league debut in relief
19th - Spanish premier Casares Quiroga succeeded by Jose Giral
22nd - Phillies John Moore hits 3 consecutive HRs
23rd - Anthony M Kennedy, Sacramento CA, Supreme Court Justice
24th - 118°F (48°C), Minden, Nebraska (state record)
24th - 121°F (49°C), near Alton, Kansas (state record)
24th - Generals Mola & Cabanellas form Spanish anti-government
25th - 115 acre Orchard Beach opens in the Bronx
26th - The Axis Powers decide to intervene in the Spanish Civil War.
29th - RCA shows 1st real TV program (dancing, film on locomotives, Bonwit Teller fashion show & monologue from Tobacco Road & comedy)
31st - Tokyo Japan is awarded the 1940 Olympics (later cancelled)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 49 of 49

2nd - Omar Suleiman, Qena, Egypt, army general and intelligence officer, (d. 2012)
3rd - Anthony Lester, CEO (Runnymede Trust)
3rd - Eric Russell, cricketer (England opening batsman early 60s)
5th - Shirley Knight, Goessei Kansas, actress (Endless Love, Secrets)
5th - James Mirrlees, Scottish economist, Nobel Prize laureate
6th - Dave Allen, Irish comedian (d. 2005)
7th - Friedhelm Dohl, composer
7th - Stuart Ross Dempster, composer
7th - Nikos Xilouris, Greek singer (d. 1980)
8th - Rudolf W de Korte, Dutch Unilever-director/minister EA (L)
9th - David Joel Zinman, NYC, composer/conductor (Balt Symphony-1983)
9th - James Hampton, Oklahoma City OK, actor (Bugler Dobbs-F Troop, Teen Wolf)
9th - June Jordan, US playwright/poet (His Own Where)
10th - Barbara B Kennelly, (Rep-D-Connecticut, 1982- )
10th - Jan Wincenty Hawel, composer
12th - Jan Nemec, Prague Czech, director (Diamonds of the Night)
13th - Albert Ayler, American musician (d. 1970)
14th - Gloria Lambert, Worcester Mass, singer (Sing Along With Mitch)
14th - Robert F Overmyer, Lorain Ohio, Col USMC/astronaut (STS 5, STS 51B)
15th - Marion Roe, MP (C)
16th - Buddy Merrill, Torrey Utah, guitarist (Lawrence Welk Show)
16th - V Subramanya, cricketer (Indian batsman in nine Tests mid-60's)
18th - Ted Harris, Canadian ice hockey player
20th - Barbara A Mikulski, (Rep-D-MD, 1977-86/Sen-D-MD, 1986- )
20th - Butch Baird, Chicago IL, PGA golfer (1961 Waco Turner Open)
20th - Kaleria Fadicheva, ballerina
22nd - Harold "Dusty" Rhodes, England cricket pace bowler (1959)
22nd - Krasimir Kyurkchiiski, composer
22nd - Tom Robbins, American author
23rd - Anthony M Kennedy, California, 106th Supreme Court justice (1988- )
23rd - Don Drysdale [Donald Scott], Van Nuys, California, American MLB player (LA Dodgers-Cy Young 1962)
24th - Mark Goddard, Lowell Mass, actor (Don West-Lost in Space)
24th - Ruth Buzzi, Westerly RI, comedienne (Laugh-In, Margie-That Girl)
25th - Gerry Ashmore, British racing driver
25th - Glenn Murcutt, Australian architect
26th - Antonio Mastrogiovanni, composer
26th - Kathryn Hays, NYC, actress (Kim Hughes-As the World Turns)
26th - Mary Millar, English actress (d. 1998)
27th - J. Robert Hooper, American politician
28th - Russ Jackson, Canadian football player
29th - Elizabeth Hanford Dole, US Secretary of Transportation (1983-87)
30th - George "Buddy" Guy, US blues guitarist (Stone Crazy)
30th - Istvan Zelenka, composer
30th - John Burton-Hall, Dorset England, captain (QE2)
30th - Ralph Taeger, Richmond Hill NY, actor (Klondike, Acapulco, Hondo)
30th - Yuri Alexandrovich Falik, composer
30th - Infanta Pilar of Spain
31st - Bonnie Brown, rocker (Browns)
31st - Vic Davalillo, Venezuelan baseball player

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 8 of 8

2nd - Harry Northrup, actor (Who's Knocking at My Door), dies at 60
11th - James Murray, American actor (b. 1901)
13th - Izydor Lotto, composer, dies at 91
13th - Jose Calvo Sotelo, Spanish minister of Finance, murdered at 43
20th - Arthur Battelle Whiting, composer, dies at 75
20th - Jose Sanjurjo y Sacanell, Spanish general/high director, dies
24th - James Philip Dunn, composer, dies at 52
30th - Adolf Philipp, composer, dies at 72

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