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Daily Trivia - July 3

Births

1423 - King Louis XI of France (d. 1483)
1442 - Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado of Japan (d. 1500)
1530 - Claude Fauchet, French historian (d. 1601)
1567 - Samuel de Champlain, French explorer (d. 1635)
1676 - Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian field marshal (d. 1747)
1683 - Edward Young, English poet (d. 1765)
1685 - Sir Robert Rich, 4th Baronet, British cavalry officer (d. 1768)
1728 - Robert Adam, Scottish architect (d. 1792)
1738 - John Singleton Copley, American painter (d. 1815)
1793 - John Clare, British poet (d. 1864)
1854 - Leos Janacek, Czech composer (d. 1928)
1870 - Richard Bedford Bennett, eleventh Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1947)
1875 - Ferdinand Sauerbruch, German surgeon (d. 1951)
1879 - Alfred Korzybski, Polish linguist (d. 1950)
1883 - Franz Kafka, Czech writer (d. 1924)
1893 - Mississippi John Hurt, American musician (d. 1966)
1906 - George Sanders, Russian-born actor (d. 1972)
1908 - M. F. K. Fisher, American writer (d. 1992)
1913 - Dorothy Kilgallen, American columnist and television personality (d. 1965)
1921 - Susan Peters, American actress (d. 1952)
1927 - Ken Russell, British director
1930 - Carlos Kleiber, Austrian conductor (d. 2004)
1935 - Harrison Schmitt, astronaut
1937 - Tom Stoppard, Czech-born playwright
1939 - László Kovács, Hungarian politician and diplomat
1940 - César Tovar, Venezuelan Major League Baseball player (d. 1994)
1940 - Lamar Alexander U.S. Senator from Tennesse
1944 - Michel Polnareff, French singer and songwriter
1946 - Leszek Miller, Prime Minister of Poland
1947 - Dave Barry, American writer
1947 - Betty Buckley, American actress
1949 - Jan Smithers, American actress
1949 - Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American singer (Heatwave) (d. 2006)
1950 - James Hahn, American politician
1951 - Richard Hadlee, New Zealand cricketer
1952 - Alan Autry, American football player, actor, and politician
1955 - Sanma Akashiya, Japanese television performer and actor
1957 - Laura Branigan, American singer (d. 2004)
1959 - Julie Burchill, British journalist and author
1959 - Stephen Pearcy, American singer (Ratt)
1960 - Vince Clarke, British songwriter (Depeche Mode, Yazoo, and Erasure)
1960 - Tim Smith, English singer (Cardiacs)
1961 - Pedro Romeiras, Portuguese dancer
1962 - Tom Cruise, American actor
1964 - Joanne Harris, British author
1964 - Yeardley Smith, American actress
1966 - Moises Alou, baseball player
1969 - Kevin Hearn, Canadian keyboardist (Barenaked Ladies)
1970 - Teemu Selänne, Finnish hockey player
1970 - Shawnee Smith, American actress
1973 - Johnny Terris, Canadian-born actor and director
1976 - Andrea Barber, American actress
1980 - Roland Mark Schoeman, South African swimmer

Deaths

683 - St. Leo II, pope
1570 - Aonio Paleario, Italian humanist
1642 - Maria de' Medici, wife of Henry IV of France (b. 1573)
1672 - Francis Willughby, English biologist (b. 1635)
1704 - Sophia Alekseyevna, regent of Russia (b. 1657)
1749 - William Jones, Welsh mathematician (b. 1675)
1778 - Anna Maria Walburga Mozart née Pertl, mother of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (b. 1720)
1790 - Jean-Baptiste L. Romé de l'Isle, French chemist (b. 1736)
1795 - Louis-Georges de Bréquigny, French historian (b. 1714)
1795 - Antonio de Ulloa, Spanish general and governor of Louisiana (b. 1716)
1858 - Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov, Russian painter (b. 1806)
1863 - George Hull Ward, American general (b. 1826)
1904 - Theodor Herzl, Austrian Zionist (b. 1860)
1914 - Joseph Chamberlain, British politician (b. 1836)
1918 - Sultan Mehmed V of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1844)
1933 - Hipólito Yrigoyen, President of Argentina (b. 1852)
1935 - André Citroën, French automobile pioneer (b. 1878)
1942 - Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, French general (b. 1856)
1969 - Brian Jones, English musician (The Rolling Stones) (drowned) (b. 1942)
1971 - Jim Morrison, American singer (The Doors) (b. 1943)
1977 - Alexander M. Volkov, Russian novelist and mathematician (b. 1891)
1979 - Louis Durey, French composer (b. 1888)
1986 - Rudy Vallee, American singer (b. 1901)
1989 - Jim Backus, American actor (b. 1913)
1993 - Joe DeRita, American actor and comedian (b. 1909)
1994 - Lew Hoad, Australian tennis player (b. 1934)
1995 - Pancho Gonzales, American tennis player (b. 1928)
1998 - Danielle Bunten Berry, American software developer (b. 1949)
1999 - Mark Sandman, American musician (b. 1952)
2000 - Kemal Sunal, Turkish actor (b. 1944)
2001 - Mordecai Richler, Canadian author (b. 1931)
2003 - Gaetano Alibrandi, Papal diplomat (b. 1914)
2004 - Andrian Nikolayev, cosmonaut (b. 1929)
2005 - Alberto Lattuada, Italian film director (b. 1914)
2005 - Gaylord Nelson, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin (b. 1916)
2006 - Benjamin Hendrickson, American actor (b.1950)

Events

324 - Battle of Adrianople Constantine I defeats Licinius, who flees to Byzantium
987 - Hugh Capet was crowned King of France, the first of the Capetian dynasty which ruled France till the French Revolution in 1792.
1250 - Louis IX of France is captured by Baibars' Mamluk army at the Battle of Fariskur while he is in Egypt conducting the Seventh Crusade; he later has to ransom himself.
1608 - Quebec City founded by Samuel de Champlain.
1754 - French and Indian War: George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to French forces.
1767 - Pitcairn Island is discovered by Midshipman Robert Pitcairn on an expeditionary voyage commanded by Philip Carteret.
1767 Norway's oldest newspaper still in print, Adresseavisen, is founded (first edition published this date).
1775 - American Revolutionary War: George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1778 - American Revolutionary War: British forces massacre 360 men, women & children in the Wyoming Valley massacre.
1778 - Prussia declares war on Austria.
1819 - The first savings bank in the United States (The Bank of Savings in New York City) opens.
1839 - The first state normal school in the United States, the forerunner to today's Framingham State College, opens in Lexington, Massachusetts with 3 students.
1844 - The last pair of Great Auks is killed.
1848 - Slaves are freed in the Danish West Indies (now U.S. Virgin Islands).
1852 - Congress establishes the United States's 2nd mint in San Francisco, California.
1863 - U.S. Civil War: The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg.
1866 - Austro-Prussian War is decided at the Battle of Königgratz, resulting in Prussia taking over as the prominent German nation from Austria.
1884 - Dow Jones published its 1st stock average.
1886 - The New York Tribune becomes the first newspaper to use a linotype machine, eliminating typesetting by hand.
1890 - Idaho is admitted as the 43rd U.S. state.
1898 - Spanish fleet, led by Pascual Cervera y Topete, destroyed by the U.S. Army in Santiago, Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
1928 - First color television broadcast in London.
1938 - World speed record for a steam railway locomotive is set in England, by the Mallard, which reaches a speed of 203 km/h (126 mph).
1944 - World War II: Minsk was liberated from Nazi control by Soviet troops during Operation Bagration.
1952 - Puerto Rico's Constitution is approved by the Congress of the United States.
1962 - The Algerian War of Independence against the French ends.
1970 - A British Dan-Air De Havilland Comet chartered jetliner crashes into mountains north of Barcelona, Spain killing 112 people.
1976 - Israeli commandos rescue 105 hostages at Entebbe Airport, Uganda during Operation Yonatan.
1977 - The Senegalese Republican Movement (MRS) is founded.
1979 - US President Jimmy Carter signs the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul.
1985 - Back to the Future debuts in theaters all over the U.S.
1986 - US President Ronald Reagan presides over the relighting of the renovated Statue of Liberty.
1988 - United States Navy warship USS Vincennes shoots down Iran Air Flight 655 over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 people aboard.
2001 - A Vladivostokavia Tupolev TU-154 jetliner crashes on approach to landing at Irkutsk, Russia killing 145 people.
2004 - Official opening of Bangkok's subway system.
2005 - The national law legalizing same-sex marriage takes effect in Spain.
2006 - Asteroid labeled as 2004 XP14 flies by Earth's atmosphere.

Holidays

Start of the Dog Days
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National holiday in Belarus
     
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