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Today in History for 2nd July 2023

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Historical Events

1644 - Battle of Marston Moor, North Yorkshire: Parliamentary forces under Lords Fairfax and Manchester defeat royalists led by Prince Rupert
1947 - Military coup discovered in France
1955 - Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Louise Brough beats fellow American Beverly Fleitz 7-5, 8-6 for her 4th Wimbledon singles title
1972 - "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 3242 performances
1972 - India and Pakistan sign Simla Agreement peace accord
2020 - More than 160 people die after a landslide at a jade mine in northern Hpakant area of Myanmar

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Famous Birthdays

1916 - Ken Curtis, American actor (Ripcord, Festus - Gunsmoke), born in Lamar, Colorado (d. 1991)
1935 - Ed Bullins, playwright, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1946 - Ron Silver, American actor (Reversal of Fortune, Timecop) and political activist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
1947 - Larry David, American actor, comedian and screenwriter (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm), born in Brooklyn, New York
1952 - Linda M Godwin, Cape Girardeau Mo, PhD/astronaut (STS 37, 59, 76)
1975 - Erik Ohlsson, Swedish guitarist (Millencolin)

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Famous Deaths

1591 - Vincenzo Galilei, Italian composer (b. 1520)
1644 - William Gascoigne, English astronomer and mathematician (introduced telescopic sights), is killed in the Battle of Marston Moor at 24
1912 - Tom Richardson, England cricket fast bowler (14 Tests, 88 wickets, BB 8/94; Surrey CCC), dies of a heart attack at 41
1995 - George Seldes, American investigative journalist, dies at 104
1999 - Mario Puzo, American novelist (The Godfather, Cotton Club, Earthquake), dies at 78
2019 - Pat Crawford Brown, American actress (Desperate Housewives - "Ida"; General Hospital), dies at 90

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