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Daily Calendar for Sunday, July 9, 2023

Born

  • Ann Radcliffe (novelist) –
  • Elias Howe (inventor) –
  • The Earl of Minto (Canadian Governor General 1898-1904) –
  • Franz Boas (anthropologist) –
  • Dean R. Koontz (author) –
  • Jimmy Smits (actor) –
  • Tom Hanks (actor) –
  • Fred Savage (actor) –

Died

  • Zachary Taylor (12th U.S. president) –
  • Eric Sevareid (journalist) –
  • Douglas George Chapman (Canadian-born American wildlife statistician) –
  • Rod Steiger (actor) –
  • Isabel Sanford (actress) –
  • Kevin Hagen (actor) –
  • Milan B. Williams (musician) –
  • Rip Torn (actor) –

Events

  • Henry VIII of England annulled his marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves–
  • Samuel Latham Mitchill became the first agriculture college professor in the United States when he was appointed by Columbia College in New York City.–
  • First natural gas well discovered near what is now Charleston, West Virginia–
  • Argentina declared independence from Spain–
  • The U.S. Congress ratified the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution, granting citizenship to all those born or naturalized in the United States, including former slaves–
  • John F. Blondel received a patent for a doughnut cutter–
  • Henry Tibbe patented an improved corn cob pipe–
  • In his Wright biplane, aviator Walter Brookins flew higher than a mile–
  • New York Mayor LaGuardia read the comics over the radio during a newspaper strike–
  • At age seven, Roger Woodward became the first person to fall accidentally over the Niagara River’s Horseshoe Falls and live–
  • Canada’s Official Languages Act adopted–
  • Clarence M. Kelley, is sworn in as director of the FBI–
  • Jim Purol set a Guinness World Record for Most Seats Sat in 48 Hours by sitting in 39,250 seats–

Weather

  • 43 degrees F, Williamstown, Massachusetts–
  • Tucson, Arizona, hit 102 degrees F in its 33rd consecutive day with temperatures above 100–
  • 96 degrees F, Glennallen, Alaska–

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