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TODAY IN HISTORY



Today in History: Wednesday, July  23, 2014
AP Highlight in History: 
On July 23, 1914, Austria-Hungary issued an ultimatum to Serbia following the killing of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by a Serb assassin; the dispute led to World War I.
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1829 William Austin Burt of Mount Vernon, Mich., received a patent for his typographer, a forerunner of the typewriter.
1885 Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, died in Mount McGregor, N.Y., at age 63.
1945 French Marshal Henri Petain, who had headed the Vichy government during World War II, went on trial, charged with treason.
1952 Egyptian military officers led by Gamal Abdel Nasser overthrew King Farouk I.
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1967 Rioting that claimed some 43 lives erupted in Detroit.
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1984 Vanessa Williams became the first Miss America to resign her title, because of nude photographs published in Penthouse magazine.
1986 Britain's Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey in London. (The couple divorced in 1996.)
2000 Tiger Woods became the youngest golfer to complete a career Grand Slam when he won the British Open at age 24.
2001 Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Eudora Welty died in Jackson, Miss., at age 92.
2003 Massachusetts' attorney general issued a report saying clergy members and others in the Boston Archdiocese probably sexually abused more than 1,000 people over six decades.
2009 Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox pitched the 18th perfect game in major league history, a 5-0 win over Tampa Bay.
2011 Singer Amy Winehouse, 27, was found dead in her London home from accidental alcohol poisoning.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Actor Daniel Radcliffe ("Harry Potter" movies) turns 25 years old today.
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Name Profession Age
Gloria DeHaven Actress 89
Anthony Kennedy Supreme Court justice 78
Don Imus Radio personality 74
John Hall Singer (Orleans), former U.S. congressman 66
Woody Harrelson Actor 53
Eriq La Salle Actor ("ER") 52
Slash Rock musician (Guns 'n' Roses) 49
Philip Seymour Hoffman Actor ("Capote") 47
Stephanie Seymour Model 46
Charisma Carpenter Actress ("Angel," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer") 44
Sam Watters R&B singer 44
Marlon Wayans Actor, comedian 42
Nomar Garciaparra Baseball player 41
Stephanie March Actress 40
Michelle Williams R&B singer (Destiny's Child) 34
Country singer-musician Alison Krauss turns 43 years old today.
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