Today in History for 11th July 2018

Historical Events

1346 – Charles IV of Luxembourg is elected Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire
1792 – Prussia army moves into French territory
1944 – 12th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh
1984 – All star MVP: Gary Carter (Mont Expos) awarded for 2nd time
1991 – Calumet Farm, home to 8 Kentucky Derby winners, files bankruptcy
2001 – Iraq resumes oil exports, ending a 5-week halt in protest of a US and British-sponsored UN Security Council resolution

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Famous Birthdays

1824 – Adolphe-Abraham Samuel, composer
1893 – Jack Durston, cricketer (England fast bowler against Australia 1921)
1969 – David Tao, Taiwanese singer-songwriter
1970 – Justin Chambers, American actor
1975 – Rubén Baraja, Spanish footballer
1984 – Hitomi Hyuga, Japanese actress

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Famous Deaths

1540 – Jan Szapolyai, anti-king of Hungarian, dies
1909 – Simon Newcomb, celestial mechanics authority (Stars), dies at 74
1944 – Wolfgang Redlich, German major/pilot, dies in battle
1974 – Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1891)
2007 – Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)
2015 – Satoru Iwata, Japanese CEO of Nintendo (Nintendo DS and Wii), dies of cancer at 55

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