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1764 Ann Ward Radcliffe English Gothic novelist (The Italian)
1802 Thomas Davenport invented 1st coml electric motor
1819 Elias Howe Spencer Mass, invented sewing machine
1858 Franz Boas anthropologist/linguist (Mind of Primitive Man)
1864 Franz Miller becomes first Train Murderer
1878 H.V. Kaltenborn Milwaukee Wisc, newscaster (Who Said That?)
1879 Ottorino Respighi Bologna, Italy, composer (Pines of Rome)
1887 Samuel Eliot Morison historian (Admiral of the Ocean Sea)
19-- Kathleen Layman Houston Tx, actress (Casey-Heartland)
19-- Suzanne Rogers actress (Days of our Life)
19-- Tricky Lane rocker (Sweet F.A.-Stick To Your Guns)
1901 Barbara Cartland romance author (Camfield #69)
1901 Jester Hairston NC, actor (Thats My Mama, Rolly-Amen)
1905 Clarence Campbell Saskatchewan, 3rd NHL pres (1946-77)
1909 Jester Hairston actor (Riley-Amen)
1915 David Diamond Rochester NY, composer (Paderewski Prize-1943)
1916 Edward Heath (C) British PM (1970-74)
1917 Ted Steele Hartford Ct, orch leader (Cavalcade of Stars)
1924 Leonard Pennario Buffalo NY, pianist (LA Philharmonic)
1925 Alan Dale Bkln NY, singer (Alan Dale Show)
1927 Ed Ames Malden Mass, actor (Mingo-Daniel Boone)
1927 Leonard Patrick "Red" Kelly NHL hall of famer (Norris trophy)
1928 Vince Edwards Bkln NY, actor (Ben Casey, Matt Lincoln)
1929 Hassan II king of Morocco (1961- )
1929 Lee Hazelwood Ok, country singer/songwriter (Summer Wine, Jackson)
1930 Buddy Bregman Chicago, orch leader (Eddie Fisher Show)
1932 Donald Rumsfeld politician (involved in Watergate)
1935 Ronnie Burns Evanston Ill, adopted son of George Burns
1936 David Zinman NYC, conductor (Balt Symphony-1983)
1936 James Hampton actor (Teen Wolf, Amazing Howard Hughes, Hawmps)
1937 Clemon Daniels AFL player of year 1963, Half back (Oak, Dallas SF)
1937 David Hockney English artist (Pop Art)
1938 Brian Dennehy Ct, actor (Check is in the Mail, F/X, Cocoon, Ants)
1938 Paul Chihara Seattle Washington, US/Japanese composer
1939 James Hampton Okla City OK, actor (Bugler Dobbs-F Troop)
1939 Richard Roundtree New Rochelle NY, actor (Shaft, Roots)
1941 Karin von Aroldingen Germany, ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Co)
1941 Takehide Nakatani Japan, lightweight (Olympic-gold-1964)
1943 Bon Scott vocalist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell)
1943 John H Casper Greenville SC, Col USAF/astronaut (STS-36, sk:STS-50)
1946 Mitch Mitchell drummer (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
1947 O(renthal) J(ames) Simpson SF, NFL running back (Buf Bills)/actor
1952 John Tesh Garden City NY, TV host (Entertainment Tonight)
1954 Debbie Sledge Phila, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family)
1955 Jimmy Smits NYC, actor (Victor-LA Law, Running Scared, Believers)
1956 Marc Almond rocker (Everything I Want Love to Be)
1956 Tom Hanks Concord, Calif, actor (Bossom Buddies, Big, Punchline)
1957 Kelly McGillis Newport Beach Ca, actress (Top Gun, Accused, Witness)
1958 Jimmy Smits NYC, actor (Victor Sifuentes-LA Law)
1959 Jim Kerr rocker (Simple Minds-Don't You Forget About Me)
1963 Pamela Annette Sanders Miami Florida, playmate (November, 1985)
1965 Frank Bello Bronx NY, rock bassist (Anthrax-Protest & Survive)
1971 Bobby Leslie TV rocker (Guys Next Door-I Was Made For You)
1971 Scott Grimes Lowell Mass, actor (Together We Stand)
1976 Fred Aaron Savage Ill, actor (Kevin-Wonder Years, Vice Versa)

Deaths which occurred on July 09:

1755 British Gen. E Braddock mortally wounded during French & Indian War
1850 Báb [Bahá'í prophet] executed in Tabriz, Iran; Rahmat 16, 7
1850 Zachary Taylor 12th pres of US, dies in White House served 16 mo
1875 Francis Preston Blair Jr famed St Louis lawyer, dies at 54
1951 Harry Heilmann baseball hall of famer outfielder (Det), dies at 56
1968 Allyn Edwards host (One Minute Please, Mr Citizen), dies at 53
1968 John Indrisano actor (OK Crackerby), dies at 62
1977 Dr Loren Eiseley prof of Anthropology (Animal Secrets), dies at 69
1985 Rafael Campos actor (Ramon-Rhoda, Sancho-V), dies of cancer at 49
1988 Barbara Woodhouse dog trainer, dies at 78 of a stroke
1990 Howard Duff actor, dies at 76 of a heart attack


( Expanded with full Bios, history, & MIA report )
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On this day...

1540 England's King Henry VIII 6-mo marriage to Anne of Cleves annulled
1595 Johannes Kepler inscribes geometric solid construction of universe
1755 Brit Gen E Braddock mortally wounded during French & Indian War
1776 Dec of Ind read aloud to Gen Washington's troops in NY
1800 Mt Vernon Gardens becomes site of 1st summer theatre in US
1816 Argentina declares independence from Spain
1846 Capt Montgomery claims Yerba Buena (SF) for US
1853 Adm Perry & US Navy visit Japan
1860 Temperature hits 115° F in Ft Scott & 112° F in Topeka Kansas
1862 Gen John Hunt Morgan captures Tompkinsville, Ky
1863 Union troops enter Port Hudson
1868 1st black cabinet member in SC (Francis L Cardozo-sect of state)
1872 Doughnut cutter patented by John Blondel, Thomaston, Me
1878 An improved corncob pipe patented by Henry Tibbe, Washington, Mo
1878 Corncob pipe patented (Henry Tibbe)
1879 C H F Peters discovers asteroid #199 Byblis
1893 Daniel H Williams performs "world's 1st successful heart coperation"
1902 L Carnera discovers asteroid #487 Venetia
1910 Walter Brookins becomes 1st to pilot an airplane to 1 mile altitude
1914 1st US duplicate auction bridge championship held, Lake Placid, NY
1915 Germany surrenders South West Africa to Union of South Africa
1916 1st cargo submarine to cross the Atlantic arrives in US from Germany
1917 British warship "Vanguard" explodes at Scapa Flow killing 800
1918 101 killed & 171 injured in worst US train wreck, Nashville, Tenn
1918 US Army's Distinguished Service Cross authorized
1927 Atty William T Francis named minister to Liberia
1932 Washington Redskins (then Boston Braves) formed
1932 Yanks' Ben Chapman hits 2 inside-the-park HRs, tying record
1933 Frankford Yellowjackets sold, rechristened Philadelphia Eagles
1940 NL beats AL 4-0 in 8th All Star Game (Sportsman Park, St Louis)
1944 World's largest circus tent catches fire at Ringling Brother's -
           Barnum & Bailey 2nd performance. 168 die. (Hartford Conn)
1946 AL beats NL 12-0 in 13th All Star Game (No 1945 game) (Fenway Park)
1947 Britain's Princess Elizabeth & Lt Philip Mountbatten's engagement
1948 Satchel Paige, 42, debuts in majors pitching 2 scoreless inn for Cleve
1950 13.15" (33.40 cm) of rainfall, York, Nebraska (state 24-hour record)
1951 Pres Truman asked Congress to formally end state of war with Germany
1953 1st helicopter passenger service (NYC)
1953 Phillies Robin Roberts ends streak of 28 consecutive complete games
1955 1st black executive on White House staff (E Frederic Morrow)
1955 Bill Haley & Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" tops billboards chart
1956 Dick Clark's 1st appearance as host of American Bandstand
1957 AL beats NL 6-5 in 24th All Star Game (Busch Stadium, St Louis)
1957 Discovery of element 102 (Nobelium) announced
1958 Giant splash caused by fall of 90 million tons of rock & ice
           into Lituya Bay, Alaska washes 1,800 feet up the mountain
1963 NL beats AL 5-3 in 34th All Star Game (Municipal Stad, Cleveland)
1968 39.83 cm (15.68") of rainfall, Columbus, Miss (state 24-hour record)
1968 NL beats AL 1-0 in 1st indoor All Star Game (Houston Astrodome)
1969 Tom Seaver's no-hit bid against Cubs ends with 1 out in the 9th
1972 1st tour of Paul McCartney & Wings (France)
1973 9th Maccabiah games opens in Tel Aviv, Israel
1976 Houston Astro Larry Dierker no-hits Montreal Expos, 6-0
1976 Uganda asks UN to condemn Israeli hostage rescue raid on Entebbe
1978 American Nazi Party, holds a rally at Marquette Park, Chicago
1978 L Chernykh discovers asteroid #2530 Shipka
1978 Nearly 100,000 demonstrators march on Wash DC for ERA
1979 Dr Walter Massey named director of Argonne national Lab
1979 Voyager 2 flies past Jupiter
1980 7 die in a stampede to see the pope in Brazil
1980 Walt Disney's "The Fox & The Hound" released
1981 The Jacksons begin a 36-city tour
1982 Margaret Thatcher begins her 2nd term as British prime minster
1982 Pan Am Boeing 727 crashes in Kenner, La, killing 153
1986 Att Gen's Com on Pornography links hard-core porn to sex crimes
1988 "Facts of Life," Lisa Whelchel weds Steve Cauble
1989 1st time Wimbeldon has both men & women's final on same day, Boris
           Becker beats Stefan Edberg & Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova
1991 AL beats NL in 62nd All Star Game in Toronto


Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

Argentina : Independence Day (1816)
Morocco : Youth Day/King Hassan II's Birthday
US : National POW/MIA Recognition Day
South Africa : Family Day - - - - - ( Monday )
Swaziland : Reed Dance Day - - - - - ( Monday )

Religious Observances

Christian : St Thomas More, humanist/martyr
Old Catholic : Feast of St Maria Goretti, virgin/martyr

Religious History

1228 Death of Stephen Langton (, Archbishop of Canterbury. It was Langtonwho formulated the original division of the Bible into chapters in the late 1100s.
1530 German reformer Martin Luther wrote in a letter: 'This is a definite sign thatwe are God's children, because we are men of peace.'
1838 Birth of Philip P. Bliss, American gospel singer and songwriter. His best-remembered hymns include 'Wonderful Words of Life,' 'It is Well with My Soul' and 'Let theLower Lights Be Burning.'
1843 Birth of Ralph E. Hudson, sacred composer and music publisher. His most enduringhymns include 'At the Cross' and 'Blessed Be the Name.'
1896 Birth of William Cameron Townsend, American missionary and linguist. In 1942 heestablished what has become the largest evangelical missionary agency in the world --Wycliffe Bible Translators (WBT).

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.
Additional information supplied by the author. Contact via E-mail: William D. Blake. (

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