This Day in History for 18th July

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 181

390 BC - Roman-Gaulish Wars: Battle of the Allia - a Roman army is defeated by raiding Gauls, leading to the subsequent sacking of Rome.
64 - Great Fire of Rome begins under the Emperor Nero
1290 - King Edward I of England orders expulsion of Jews
1330 - Battle of Velbuzd
1334 - The bishop of Florence blesses the first foundation stone for the new campanile (bell tower) of the Florence Cathedral, designed by the artist Giotto di Bondone.
1536 - Pope's authority declared void in England
1572 - Willem of Orange recognized as viceroy of Holland/Friesland/Utrecht
1630 - Spanish troops occupy Mantua
1656 - -20] Battle at Warsaw: Swedish king Karel X Gustaafbeats Johan II Kasimir & occupies Warsaw
1696 - Tsar Peter I's fleet occupies Azov at mouth of Don River
1716 - Decree orders all Jews expelled from Brussels
Russian Tsar Peter the GreatRussian Tsar Peter the Great 1737 - Battle at Banja Luka: Turkish army beats Austrians
1743 - 1st half-page newspaper ad is published (NY Weekly Journal)
1753 - Lemuel Haynes, escapes from slave holder in Framingham Mass
1766 - Society of the Dutch Literary forms
1768 - Boston Gazette publishes "Liberty Song", America's 1st patriotic song
1814 - British capture Prairie du Chien (Wisc)
1853 - Completion of Grand Trunk Line, trains begin running over 1st North American railroad between Portland, Maine & Montreal
1857 - Louis Faidherbe, French governor of Senegal, arrives to relieve French forces at Kayes, effectively ending El Hajj Umar Tall's war against the French.
1861 - Battle of Blackburn's Ford, VA US57 CS68 - Manassas -
1862 - Battle of Newburgh, IN - captured by Union forces
1863 - Battle of Fort Wagner, SC - Second assault US1500 CS174
1864 - President Lincoln asks for 500,000 volunteers for milt service
1870 - Pontifical infalliability proclaimed
1872 - The Ballot Act introduces the secret ballot in elections in Britain; previously votes were made openly.
1882 - Louisville Tony Mullane is 1st to pitch righty then lefty
1893 - Harry Graham scores 107 on cricket debut Australia v England, Lord's
1894 - 11th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Hillyard beats E Austin (6-1 6-1)
1894 - 18th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Joshua Pim beats Wilfred Baddeley (10-8 6-2 8-6)
1896 - 2nd US Golf Open: James Foulis shoots a 152 at Shinnecock Hills NY
1896 - George Giffen is 1st to complete 1000/100 double, in 30th Test Cricket
1896 - Ranjitsinhji completes 154* on Test Cricket debut v Aust, Old Trafford
1897 - Cap Anson is 1st to get 3,000 hits
1907 - Florenz Ziegfeld's "Follies of 1907" premieres in NYC
1907 - French troops occupy Casablanca
1912 - Chicago Cubs get 21 hits but lose to Philadelphia Phillies in 11 innings
1913 - After 68 straight innings Christy Mathewson gives up a walk
1914 - US army air service 1st comes into being, in Signal Corps
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi 1914 - Gandhi leaves South Africa after successfully leading campaigns of Passive Resistance
1915 - 2nd Battle of Isonzo begins & ends with loss of 280,000 men
1915 - Boston Braves start move from last place to become world series champs
1918 - US & French forces launch Aisne-Marne offensive in WW I
1921 - Black Sox trial begins in Chicago
1923 - British House of Lords accepts new divorce law
1924 - KPD points out Rote Frontkampferbund against Nazi
1925 - Adolf Hitler publishes Mein Kampf (original title was the catchy "Four and a Half Years (of Struggle) Against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice")
1926 - The South Africa author and journalist, Herman Charles Bosman, shoots and kills his stepbrother David Russell during a quarrel
MLB Legend Ty CobbMLB Legend Ty Cobb 1927 - Ty Cobb's 4,000th career hit
1930 - SHO soccer team forms in Old Beijerland
1931 - 1st air-conditioned ship (Mariposa) launched
1932 - Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands sign Unity treaty
1932 - US & Canada sign a treaty to develop St Lawrence Seaway
1935 - Amsterdam city council accept city growth plan through the year 2000
1936 - Spanish Civil War : General Francisco Franco issues manifesto and leds uprising with army in Morocco
1936 - Charles "Lucky" Luciano is sentenced to 30 to 50 years in state prison
1938 - Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan arrives in Ireland-left NY for Calif
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1940 - Democratic Convention nominates FDR for a 3rd term
1941 - SS drowns 40 Jews in Dvina River, Belorussia
1942 - 1st legal New Jersey horse race in 50 years; Garden State Park track opens
1942 - Test flight of German Messerschmitt Me-262 using only its jet engines for the first time.
1943 - British assault on Catania Sicily
1943 - Giants & Phillies strand record 30 baserunners, NY wins, 10-6
1944 - 7:45 Operation-Goodwood: British assault east of Caen
1944 - Allies air raid railways at Vaires Paris
1944 - Arne Andersson runs world record 1 mile (4:01.6)
1944 - RAF Mosquitos attack Cologne & Berlin
1944 - British air raid on German convoy SW of Helgoland
1944 - British troops occupy Bourquebus hill range, Normandy
1944 - Polish troops under Gen Anders occupy Ancona Italy
1944 - US troop march into St Lo
1947 - British seize "Exodus 1947" ship of Jewish immigrants to Palestine
1947 - King George VI signs Indian Independence Act
1947 - President Harry Truman signs Presidential Succession Act
1947 - Tigers shut out Yanks 2-0, end 19 game win streak
1947 - US begins administering Trust Territory of Pacific Islands
1948 - "Marinka" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 168 performances
1948 - Pat Seerey of Chicago White Sox hits 4 HRs in a game
1948 - White Sox Fat Pat Seerey, hits 4 HRs in 11 inning game
1951 - Uruguay accepts its constitution
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey JoeWorld Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe 1951 - Jersey Joe Walcott at 37 becomes oldest to win heavyweight champion
1952 - KWGN TV channel 2 in Denver, CO (IND) begins broadcasting
1954 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Inverness Four-Ball Golf Tournament
1954 - Cards losing 8-1 to Phillies begin stalling in 5th, they forfeit game
1955 - 1st electric power generated from atomic energy sold commercially
1955 - 280 mm rain in Martinstown, Dorset (UK-record)
1956 - Erno Gero succeeds Matyas Rákosi as party leader of Hungary
1959 - African American William 'Bill' Wright is the 1st coloured person to win a major golf tournament (U.S. Amateur Public Links Championships)
LPGA Golfer Betsy RawlsLPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls 1960 - 1st UN troops reach Congo
1960 - Baseball's NL votes to add Houston & NY franchises
1960 - Premier Kishi of Japan resigns
1961 - Commissioner Ford Frick rules Babe Ruth's record of 60 HR in 154-game sched in 1927, must be broken in 1st 154 of 162 games
1962 - Minnesota Twins Bob Allison & Harmon Killebrew hit grand slams in 1st inn & Harmon Killebrew connect in a club-record, 11-run 1st inning
1962 - Minn is 1st AL team to hit 2 grand slams in an inning as Bob Allison
1963 - Failed military coup in Syria
1963 - The United Nations Special Committee on Apartheid releases its second interim report pressing for international sanctions against South Africa, particularly the supply of arms, ammunition and petroleum
1964 - Race riot in Harlem (NYC); riots spread to Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bkln)
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 1965 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Yankee Golf Open
1965 - Zond 3 launched to fly by Moon, enters solar orbit
1966 - Carl Sagan turns 1 billion seconds old
1966 - Gemini 10 launched (John Young & Michael Collins)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 239

1340 - Philip van Artevelde, wine salesman/lord lt of Flanders
1501 - Isabella of Burgundy, wife of Christian II of Denmark (d. 1526)
1504 - Heinrich Bullinger, Swiss religious reformer (d. 1575)
1534 - Zacharias Ursinus, German theologist (Heidelberger Catechism)
1552 - Rudolf II, of Habsburg, emperor of Germany (1576-1612)
1634 - Joannes Camphuys, governor-general of Dutch-Indies (1684-91)
Scientist Robert HookeScientist Robert Hooke (1635) 1635 - Robert Hooke, Isle of Wight, Scientist (Micrographia)
1670 - Giovanni Battista Bononcini, Italian (opera)composer
1711 - Pierre-Joseph Le Blan, composer
1718 - Saverio Bettinelli, Italian writer (d. 1808)
1720 - Gilbert White, English "father of British naturalists"
1766 - Friedrich Fleischmann, German composer
1796 - Feargus O'Connor, County Cork, leader of English Chartists
1797 - Immanuel Hermann Fichte, German philosopher (d. 1879)
1810 - Peter Singer, composer
1811 - William Makepeace Thackeray, England, Victorian novelist (Vanity Fair)
1818 - Louis De Geer, 1st Swedish Prime Minister (d. 1896)
1821 - Pauline Garcia-Viardot, French mezzo-soprano and composer (d. 1910)
1823 - Leonard Fulton Ross, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1901
1827 - Pierre L Goossens, archbishop of Mechelen/Cardinal
1837 - Vasil Levski, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1873)
1845 - Tristan Corbière, French poet (d. 1875)
1848 - William Gilbert Grace, Victorian England's greatest cricketer
1850 - Rose Hartwick Thorpe, American poet (d. 1939)
1853 - Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, Holland, physicist (Nobel 1902)
1862 - Victor, Prince Napoleon (Napoleon V), French pretender to throne
1862 - Nikolai Nikolayevich Yudenich, Russian WWI general (d. 1933)
1864 - Ricarda Huch, writer
1864 - Phillip Snowden, British politician (d. 1937)
1865 - Laurence Housman, England, author/playwright (Victoria Regina)
1870 - Emil Mlynarski, composer
1871 - Giacomo Balla, Italian painter (Dog at a Rope)
1871 - Sada Yacco, Japanese stage actress (d. 1946)
1872 - Julius Fucik, composer
1880 - Otto Vrieslander, composer
1881 - Larry McLean, baseball player (d. 1921)
1882 - Manuel Galvez, Argentina writer/poet/historian (Paraguay)
1884 - Alberto di Jorio, former head of the Vatican Bank and secretary of the 1958 conclave (d. 1979)
1887 - Vidkun Al Quisling, Norwegian minister of Defense/premier (1942-45)
1888 - Alexander Rosemeier, Indonesian/Dutch painter
1888 - Sydney Horler, English detective writer
1890 - Charles Wilson, Pres of General Motors (1940-53)/Sec of Def (1953-57)
1890 - Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1983)
1891 - Gene Lockhart, NYC, actor (Going My Way, Christmas Carol)
1892 - Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player (d. 1969)
1893 - Josef Huttel, composer
1893 - Richard Dix, St Paul MN, actor (10 Commandments, Cimarron)
1894 - Bernard Wagenaar, Arnhem Holland, composer (3 Songs for Chinese)
1895 - Marie Ney, London England, actress (Brief Ecstasy, Simba, Witchcraft)
American Gangster George 'Machine Gun' KellyAmerican Gangster George 'Machine Gun' Kelly (1895) 1895 - George Machine Gun Kelly [Georgio Barnes], Memphis Tennessee, American gangster, (d. 1954)
1897 - E. A. D. Eldridge, British racing driver (d. 1935)
1898 - Herbert Marcuse, Berlin, communist philosopher (Eros & Civilization)
1898 - John Stuart, Edinburgh Scotland, actor (Number 17)
1899 - Willem Kernkamp, Dutch minister of Colonies (Islam & Woman)
1900 - Nathalie Sarraute [Tcherniak], Ivanovo, Russia, writer and lawyer (Portrait of a Man Unknown, The Golden Fruits)
1902 - Charles W J Mengelberg, Dutch composer/conductor
1903 - Bozidar Kunc, composer
1903 - Chill Wills, Seagoville Texas, actor (Fronteir Circus, Rounders)
1906 - Belle Stewart, singer
1906 - Clifford Odets, US, dramatist (1961 Award of Merit-Golden Boy)
1906 - S I Hayakawa, (Sen-R-CA), educator (Language in Action)
1907 - Yvonne Desportes, composer
1908 - Mildred Lisette Norman, American peace activist, earned the moniker Peace Pilgrim (d. 1981)
1909 - Andrei Gromyko, USSR, diplomat/USSR President (1985-89) [7/5 OS]
1909 - Harriet Hilliard Nelson, Des Moines, Iowa, American singer/actress (Ozzie & Harriet, Follow the Fleet)
1909 - Lupe Velez, [Guadelupe Velez de Villabos], actress (Joe Palooka)
1909 - Mohammed Daoud Khan, President of Afghanistan (d. 1978)
1911 - Alexander Hyatt-King, scholar (Mozart)
1911 - Hume Cronyn, London Ontario, actor (World According to Garp, Cocoon)
1912 - Harry Levin, literary Scholar
1912 - Henry L "Hank" Miller, US pilot/lt adm (WW II-Pacific)
1912 - Max Rousié, French rugby footballer (d. 1950)
1913 - Jan Slot, Dutch mayor (Eethen/Hardenberg/Ede)
1913 - Marvin Miller, St Louis Mo, actor (Space Patrol, Millionaire)
1913 - Red Skelton, [Richard], Vincennes Ind, comedian (Red Skelton Show)
1914 - Herbert Collum, composer
1914 - John G Bearer, writer (Metro, Drunken Canary, Fast Heartbeat)
1914 - Jozef MLT Cals, Dutch premier (KVP, Mammoth Law)
1914 - Mack Robinson, US, 200m dash (Olympic-silver-1932)
1914 - Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (d. 2000)
1915 - Anthony Cox, English architect
1915 - Isaack Stouten, resistance fighter
1916 - Isaac [Ietje] A Diepenhorst, Dutch lawyer/minister of Education
1916 - Kenneth Armitage, English sculptor
1916 - Johnny Hopp, baseball player (d. 2003)
1917 - Henri Salvador, French singer (d. 2008)
1918 - Jane Frazee, Duluth Minn, actress/singer (Alice-Beulah)
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson MandelaAnti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela (1918) 1918 - Nelson Mandela, Qunu South Africa, political prisoner (ANC)/President (1994-1999)/ Nobel (1993)
1918 - Pamela Brown, England, actress (Alice in Wonderland, Dracula)
1920 - Dolph Sweet, actor (Gil McGowan-Another World)
1920 - Eric Brandon, British racing driver (d. 1982)
1921 - John H Glenn Jr, Cambridge OH, astronaut (Mer 7, sk:STS 95)/(Sen-D-Oh)
1922 - Thomas Kuhn, American philosopher (d. 1996)
1923 - Hector Tosar, composer
1923 - Jerome H. Lemelson, American inventor (d. 1997)
1924 - Howard Roberts, Burlington NJ, choral director (Leslie Uggams Show)
1924 - John Cruickshank, French scholar
1924 - Inge Sørensen, Danish swimmer
1925 - George Doggart, cricketer (2 Tests for England 1950)/MCC pres
1925 - Jaime de Mora y Aragon, actor/publicist (Last Judgement)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 11 of 11

1922 - British naval officer Louis Mountbatten (22) weds Lord Mount Temple's daughter Edwina Cynthia Annette Ashley (20) at St. Margaret's in Westminster, London
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack DempseyHeavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey (1933) 1933 - Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (38) weds broadway singer Hannah Williams (22)
1938 - Physicist and Nobel laureate John Bardeen (30) weds Jane Maxwell
1959 - Actress Louise Fletcher (25) weds producer Jerry Bick (36)
1976 - Country singer Tammy Wynette (34) weds real-estate mogul Michael Tomlin
1992 - Film critic Roger Ebert marries Chaz Hammel-Smith
1992 - Helen Windsor, daughter of British Duke and Duchess of Kent weds art dealer Timothy Taylor at Windsor Castle
1992 - Singers Whitney Houston (28) & Bobby Brown (23) marry
1994 - "The Cranberries" lead singer Dolores O'Riordan (22) weds Don Burton (32) in Ireland
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson MandelaAnti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela (1998) 1998 - Nelson Mandela marries 3rd wife Graça Machel on his 80th birthday
1999 - Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson (56) weds longtime girlfriend Rhonda Rookmaaker (45) in the Florida Keys

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

2012 - WWE wrestler John Cena (35) divorces Elizabeth Huberdeau (33) due to irretrievably broken marriage after 3 years of getting married

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 107

640 - Arnulf, bishop of Metz (614-640)/politician, dies at about 58
715 - Muhammad bin Qasim (b. 695)
1100 - Godfried IV van Bouillon, count of Antwerp, dies
1374 - Francesco Petrarch, Italian poet (Italia Mia), dies at 69
1488 - Alvise Cadamosto, Italian explorer (b. 1432)
1544 - René van Chalon, viceroy of Holland, dies in battle at 25
1591 - Jakob Handl, [Petelin], Austrian composer/bandmaster, dies at 40
1608 - Joachim III Frederik, ruler (Brandenburg), dies at 61
1610 - Michelangelo Merisi, Italian artist (b. 1573)
1639 - Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar, German prince and general (b. 1604)
1642 - Willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, gov of Ft Emmerik/Heusden, dies
1650 - Christoph Scheiner, German astronomer, dies at 74
1695 - Joannes Camphuys, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies, dies at 61
1698 - Johann Heinrich Heidegger, Swiss theologian (b. 1633)
1710 - Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Italian painter, dies at 36
1721 - Jean Antoine Watteau, French painter, dies
1730 - François de Neufville, duc de Villeroi, French soldier (b. 1644)
1735 - Johann Krieger, composer, dies at 83
1792 - John Paul Jones, American naval commander (b. 1747)
Novelist Jane AustenNovelist Jane Austen (1817) 1817 - Jane Austen, English novelist, dies at 41
1831 - Thomas Greatorex, composer, dies at 72
1833 - Joseph Comb, missionary to Moluccas, dies at 63
1854 - Abbas Hilmi I, viceroy of Egypt, dies at about 41
1863 - William Dorsey Pender, US Confederate gen-mjr, dies of injuries at 29
1872 - Benito Juarez, Cuban justice/general (battle of Acapulco), dies at 66
1884 - Ferdinand von Hochstetter, Austrian geologist (b. 1829)
1892 - Thomas Cook, English tour director (Thomas Cook & Son), dies at 83
1894 - Leconte de Lisle, writer, dies at 75
1898 - Emil Hartmann, composer, dies at 62
1899 - Horatio Alger Jr, American clergyman/author (Disagreeeable Woman), dies
1901 - Alfredo Carlo Piatti, composer, dies at 79
1902 - John White, composer, dies at 47
1908 - Jaime Nuno, composer, dies at 83
1915 - George William Louis Marshall-Hall, composer, dies at 53
1916 - Benjamin C. Truman, American journalist and author
1918 - Grand Duchess Elizabeth Fyodorovna (b. 1864)
1925 - Louis Nazaire Bégin, Roman Catholic cardinal and Archbishop of Quebec (b. 1840)
1931 - Oskar Minkowski, German Biologist (pancreas and diabetes), dies at 73
1937 - Julian Bell, British poet (b. 1908)
1938 - Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright, executed at 35
1939 - Witold Maliszewski, composer, dies at 65
1941 - Dionyssios Lavrangas, composer, dies at 80
1944 - George A Hartland, English MP (Norwich 1931-35), dies at 60
1944 - Thomas Sturge Moore, English poet (Centaurs' Booty), dies at 74
1948 - Herman Gummerus, Finnish historian and politician (b. 1877)
1949 - Vítězslav Novák, Czech composer (b. 1870)
1950 - Carl Clinton Van Doren, US literary (The Nation), dies at 64
1952 - Paul Saintenoy, Belgian architect (b. 1862)
1952 - Jack Earle, American actor and sideshow performer (b. 1906)
1953 - Lucy Booth, Daughter of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1868)
American Gangster George 'Machine Gun' KellyAmerican Gangster George 'Machine Gun' Kelly (1954) 1954 - George Machine Gun Kelly, American gangster, dies at 59
1956 - Willem J A Kerncamp, Dut overseas minister (Islam & Woman), dies at 57
1958 - Henry Farman, French aviation pioneer (double decker), dies at 84
1958 - John Gobau, Flem/Dutch actor (Death of Business Traveller), dies at 67
1961 - Kit Guard, dies of cancer at 67
1963 - A H C Cooper, South African cricketer (Test v England 1914), dies
1965 - Shalva Mikhailovich Taktakishvili, composer, dies at 64
1966 - Bobby Fuller, American rock singer and guitarist (I Fought the Law), found dead at 23
1966 - German Germanovich Galinin, composer, dies at 44
1967 - Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco, Brazil pres (1964-87), dies at 66
1968 - Corneille Heymans, Belgian physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)
1969 - Barbara Pepper, actress (Doris Ziffel-Green Acres), dies at 57
1970 - Lucien H d'Azambuja, Fren astronomer (chromosphere of Sun), dies at 86
1973 - Jack Hawkins, actor (Ben Hur, Ben-Four Just Men), dies at 62
1975 - Federico Ghisi, composer, dies at 74
1980 - Naoomal Jeoomal, cricketer (3 Tests for India 1932-34, 108 runs), dies
1981 - Wilhelm HC Tenhaeff, Dutch para-psychologist, dies at 87
1982 - Lionel Daunais, French-Canadian singer and composer (b. 1902)
1984 - James Oliver Huberty, shot by police after killing 21 in McDonalds
1985 - Shahnawaz Bhutto, son of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto
1986 - Stanley Rous, British soccer official, dies at 91
1987 - Gilberto Freye, Brazilian sociologist/writer, dies at 87
1988 - Nico, US model/pop singer (Velvet Underground), dies at 43
1989 - Donnie Moore, pitcher (Angels), shoots himself at 35
1989 - Rebecca Schaeffer, actress (My Sister Sam), is shot by a fan at 21
1990 - Georges Dargaud, French publisher (Asterix, Kuifje), dies at 78
1990 - Karl Menninger, psychatrist (Menninger Clinic), dies at 96 of cancer
1990 - Yoon Boseon, President of South Korea (b. 1897)
1990 - Gerry Boulet, Quebec rock singer (b. 1946)
1991 - Andre Cools, Belgian budget minister, murdered at 63
1991 - Harold Butler, cricketer (2 Tests for England 1947-48, 12 wkts), dies
1992 - Jan Pelleboer, Dutch meteorologist, dies
1992 - Mollie Parnis, fashion designer (Mamie Eisenhower), dies
1992 - Rudolf Ising, cartoonist (Looney Tunes, Merrie Melodies), dies at 88
1992 - Viktor Louis, Russian journalist, dies
1993 - Jean Negulesco, director (3 Coins in a Fountain), dies at 93
1993 - John Beck, US producer (Harvey, Singing Nun), dies at 83
1993 - Robert Davis, dies of emphysema at 76
1993 - Sergei Y Vozovikov, Russian major/cosmonaut, dies in accident at 35
1993 - Vladimir Pavlovich Barmin, Chief designer of Soviet launch pads, dies
1994 - Gottfried Reinhardt, [Goldmann], German/US director, dies at 83
1995 - Fabio Casartelli, Italian olympian (Oly-gold-92), dies at 24
1996 - Hans Fellner, bookseller, dies at 71
1997 - Eugene Shoemaker, astronomer (Shoemaker-Levy comet), dies at 69
2001 - James Hatfield, American author (b. 1958)
2001 - Fabio Taglioni, Italian automotive engineer (b. 1920)
2002 - Victor Emery, British theoretical physicist (b. 1933)
2004 - Paul Foot, British journalist (b. 1937)
2004 - Émile Peynaud, French oenologist (b. 1912)
2005 - William Westmoreland, American military officer (b. 1914)

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