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Balada da neve – Augusto Gil Julho 31, 2005

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Batem leve, levemente,
como quem chama por mim.
Será chuva? Será gente?
Gente não é, certamente
e a chuva não bate assim.

É talvez a ventania:
mas há pouco, há poucochinho,
nem uma agulha bulia
na quieta melancolia
dos pinheiros do caminho…

Quem bate, assim, levemente,
com tão estranha leveza,
que mal se ouve, mal se sente?
Não é chuva, nem é gente,
nem é vento com certeza.

Fui ver. A neve caía
do azul cinzento do céu,
branca e leve, branca e fria…
– Há quanto tempo a não via!
E que saudades, Deus meu!

Olho-a através da vidraça.
Pôs tudo da cor do linho.
Passa gente e, quando passa,
os passos imprime e traça
na brancura do caminho…

Fico olhando esses sinais
da pobre gente que avança,
e noto, por entre os mais,
os traços miniaturais
duns pezitos de criança…

E descalcinhos, doridos…
a neve deixa inda vê-los,
primeiro, bem definidos,
depois, em sulcos compridos,
porque não podia erguê-los!…

Que quem já é pecador
sofra tormentos, enfim!
Mas as crianças, Senhor,
porque lhes dais tanta dor?!…
Porque padecem assim?!…

E uma infinita tristeza,
uma funda turbação
entra em mim, fica em mim presa.
Cai neve na Natureza
– e cai no meu coração.

Augusto Gil (n. Porto 31 Jul 1873- m. Lisboa 26 Fev 1929)

Anúncios
 

Arsenal ganha Torneio de Amsterdan ao vencer o Porto por 2-1

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Porto 1 – 2 Arsenal

A 2ª. e última jornada do Torneio de Amesterdão colocou (por acaso) as equipas que haviam triunfado na 1ª. jornada. O FC Porto teve o pássaro na mão já que esteve a vencer por 1-0 com o golo marcado por Lizandro Lopes aos 36′ a surgir a rematar vitoriosamente ao 2º poste após cruzamento de Jorginho resultado que se verificava ao intervalo e que aceitava face à lucidez que o Porto demonstrou.

Porém um Arsenal diferente na 2ª. parte (com as entradas de Ljundberg e Bergkamp)surpreendeu o FC Porto que não conseguiu parar os ingleses durante os 20 primeiros minutos da 2ª. parte. O meio campo não travava as “galopadas” dos ingleses que viraram o resultado para 2-1 com golos de Ljundberg aos 49′ ( a aproveitar um corte de Ricardo Costa mas em que a bola lhe foi parar aos pés) e aos 68′ após trabalho de Flamini pela direita, que levou a melhor sobre Leandro e cruzou para o centro da área, onde Ljungberg não teve dificuldade. A superioridade neste período do Arsenal foi evidente e só Baía conseguiu evitar que o marcador avançasse poer mais duas vezes ao defender remates de Pires e Bergkamp.

Com várias substituições o Porto por volta dos 70′ passou a equilibrar e procurou mesmo o empate, mas através dum estilo de jogo de lançamentos longos, pouco habitual na equipa. O empate poderia mesmo ter sido o resultado final caso Jorginho não tivesse desperdiçado uma grande oportunidade ao minuto 89′ aproveitando precisamente um lançamernto longo com um defesa inglês a escorregar e a isolar Jorginho em boa posição mas que tanto quiz colocar a bola que atirou ao lado da baliza de Lehman. O empate poderia mesmo ser suficiente para conquistar o Torneio que assim ruma para Inglaterra, já que o Arsenal venceu na 1ª. jornadas o Ajax por 1-0. A esta hora ainda se disputa o 4º e último jogo do Torneio entre o Ajax e o Boca Juniors.

O Porto apresentou a seguinte formação:

Vítor Baía; Sonkaya, Pedro Emanuel, Ricardo Costa e Leandro; Raul Meireles, Lucho Gonzalez e Hélder Postiga; Jorginho, Lisandro Lopez e McCarthy.
Jogaram ainda:Paulo Assunção, Ivanildo, Hugo Almeida, Pepe e Sokota.
 

On this day in History – Jul 31

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0780 – The oldest recorded eruption of Mt. Fuji (Traditional Japanese date: July 6, 781)
1009 – Pietro Boccapecora becomes Pope Sergius IV
1099 – El Cid, dies (b. 1044). Spanish warrior.
1108 – King Philip I of France dies
1396 – William Courtenay, dies. Archbishop of Canterbury
1396 – Philip III of Burgundy, was born (d. 1467). Duke of Burgundy
1423 – Hundred Years War: Battle of Cravant – The French army is defeated at Cravant on the banks of the river Yonne.
1498 – On his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to discover the island of Trinidad.
1508 – Na’od, dies killed in battle. Emperor of Ethiopia.
1547 – King Francis I of France dies (b. 1494)
1556 – Ignatius Loyola, dies (b. 1491). Spanish priest, founder of the Jesuits
1588 – The Spanish Armada is spotted off the coast of England.
1667 – The Treaty of Breda ends the Second Anglo-Dutch War.
1703 – Daniel Defoe is placed in a pillory for the crime of seditious libel after publishing a politically satirical pamphlet, but is pelted with flowers.
1726 – Nicolaus II Bernoulli, dies (b. 1695). Swiss mathematician.
1735 – Morte do poeta Basílio da Gama
1750 – D. João V de Portugal dies. King of Portugal
1784 – Denis Diderot, dies (b. 1713). French philosopher and encylopedist
1790 – First US patent issued; granted to inventor Samuel Hopkins.
1803 – John Ericsson, was born (d. 1889). Swedish inventor and engineer.
1811 – Morte de Miguel Hidalgo. Herói nacional mexicano.
1816 – George Henry Thomas, was born (d. 1870). American general.
1818 – Morte do escritor russo Nikolay Novikov
1856 – Christchurch, New Zealand chartered as a city.
1865 – Nascimento de Afonso de Bragança, Duque do Porto.
1872 – Nascimento, no Porto, de Ângelo de Lima (Ângelo Vaz Pinto Azevedo Coutinho de Lima) (m. 14 Ago 1921). Poeta português.
1873 – Nascimento de Augusto César Ferreira Gil. Escritor português.
1875 – Andrew Johnson, dies (b. 1808). 17th President of the United States
1884 – Friedrich Robert Helmert, was born (d. 15 Jun 1917). German geodesist and an important writer on the theory of errors.
1886 – Franz Liszt, dies. Hungarian composer.
1900 – José Manuel Cayetano Marroquín Ricaurte assume a Presidência da Colômbia
1901 – Jean Dubuffet, was born (d. 1985). Painter and sculptor.
1901 – Henriqueta Brieba, was born in Barcelona (d. 18 Sep 1995). Actress
1904 – Brett Halliday, was born (d. 1977). American mystery writer.
1911 – George Liberace, was born (d. 1983). Musician.
1912 – Milton Friedman, was born. American economist. Recipient of the 1976 “Nobel” Prize in economics
1912 – Irv Kupcinet, was born (d. 2003). American newspaper columnist.
1913 – William Todman, was born. Game show producer
1914 – Louis de Funès, was born (d. 1983). Actor and comedian.
1914 – Jean Jaurès, dies (b. 1859). French politician.
1916 – Bill Todman, was born (d. 1979). Game show producer.
1917- The Third Battle of Ypres starts in Flanders.
1917 – Francis Ledwidge, dies. Irish poet
1918 – Paul D. Boyer, was born. American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1918 – Hank Jones, was born. Pianist
1919 – Curt Gowdy, was born. Sports announcer
1919 – Primo Levi, was born (d. 1987). Author, chemist
1919 – German national assembly adopts the Weimar constitution (to enter into force August 14).
1921 – Whitney Young, was born (d. 1971). Civil rights activist.
1923 – Ahmet Ertegun,was born. Record company executive
1928 – Kurt Sontheimer, was born. Political scientist
1929 – Don Murray, was born. Aactor
1930 – Oleg Popov, was born. Clown
1930 – The radio mystery program The Shadow airs for the first time.
1931 – Kenny Burrell, was born. Guitarist.
1933 – Cees Nooteboom was born in The Hague. Dutch author, novelist (“Rituals” “Berlin Notes”). In 1993 he was awarded the European Prize for Literature.
1936 – The International Olympic Committee announces that the 1940 Summer Olympics were to be held in Tokyo. However, the games were given back to the IOC after the Second Sino-Japanese War broke out, and were eventually cancelled altogether because of World War II.
1937 – Charles Martine dies. Apache scout.
1939 – France Nuyen, was born. Actress
1941 – Amarsinh Chaudhary, was born. Politician
1941 – Holocaust: Under instructions from Adolf Hitler, Nazi official Hermann Göring, orders SS general Reinhard Heydrich to “submit to me as soon as possible a general plan of the administrative material and financial measures necessary for carrying out the desired final solution of the Jewish question.”
1943 – William Bennett, was born. Former U.S. Secretary of Education and drug czar
1943 – Susan Flannery, was born. Actress
1944 – Geraldine Chaplin, was born. Actress
1944 – Antoine de Saint-Exupery, dies. French pilot and writer
1945 – Pierre Laval, fugitive former leader of Vichy France, surrenders to Allied soldiers in Austria.
1946 – Gary Lewis,was born. Singer/musician Gary Lewis & The Playboys
1946 – Bob Welch, was born. Rock and roll musician
1948 – At Idlewild Field in New York, New York International Airport (later renamed John F. Kennedy International Airport) is dedicated.
1950 – Morte da violoncelista portuguesa Guilhermina Suggia
1951 – Japan Airlines is established.
1951 – Evonne Goolagong, was born. Tennis star
1951 – Barry Van Dyke, was born. Actor
1952 – Alan Autry, was born. American football player, actor, mayor of Fresno, California
1952 – Helmuts Balderis, was born. Latvian ice-hockey player
1953 – Robert Taft, dies. U.S. Senator from Ohio and Presidential candidate
1954 – First ascent of K2, by an Italian expedition led by Ardito Desio.
1956 – Jim Laker sets extraordinary record at Old Trafford in the fourth Test of taking nineteen wickets in a first-class match (the previous best was seventeen.
1958 – Bill Berry, was born. Rock and roll musician (of the band R.E.M.)
1958 – Mark Cuban,was born. Billionaire businessman, producer, Dallas Mavericks owner
1959 – Stanley Jordan, was born. Jazz guitarist
1961 – At Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, the first All-Star Game tie in major league baseball history occurs when the game is stopped in the 9th inning due to rain.
1962 – Wesley Snipes, was born. Actor
1964 – Jim Corr, was born. Singer, musician (“The Corrs“)
1964 – Ranger program: Ranger 7 sends back the first close-up photographs of the moon, with images 1,000 times clearer than anything ever seen from earth-bound telescopes).
1965 – J. K. Rowling, was born. Novelist
1966 – Dean Cain, was born. Actor
1971 – Apollo program: Apollo 15 astronauts become the first to ride in a lunar rover.
1972 – Paul-Henri Spaak, dies. Prime minister of Belgium
1973 – A Delta Air Lines jetliner crashes while landing in fog at Logan Airport, Boston, Massachusetts killing 89
1974 – Jonathan Ogden, was born. American football player
1974 – Luca Tiengo, was born. Italian guitar player. Member of Ledel
1974 – Emilia Fox, was born. English actress
1975 – In Detroit, Michigan, Teamsters Union president Jimmy Hoffa is reported missing.
1975 – Jody Ann Paterson was born in Balikpapan, Indonesia.Playboy Playmate of the Month October 1999.
1976 – NASA releases the famous Face on Mars photo, taken by Viking 1
1976 – Annie Parisse, was born. American actress
1977 – Tim Couch, was born. American football quarterback
1978 – Justin Wilson, was born. Racing driver
1980 – Mohd. Rafi, dies (b. 1924). Indian playback singer
1981 – Ira Losco, was born. Maltese singer.
1986 – Karl Lagerfeld receives the “Golden Fingerhut”
1987 – A rare, class F-4 tornado rips through Edmonton, Alberta, killing 27 people and causing $330 million in damage.
1992 – A Thai Airways Airbus A300-310 crashes into mountain south of Kathmandu, Nepal killg 113.
1993 – Baudouin I of Belgium dies.
1996 – MIL-STD-1750A is declared inactive for use in new designs.
1999 – NASA intentionally crashes the Lunar Prospector spacecraft into the Moon, thus ending its mission to detect frozen water on the moon’s surface.
2001 – Poul Anderson, dies. Science fiction author
2001 – Portugal – Morte de Francisco da Costa Gomes. Presidente da República (1974-1976)
2002 – Portugal – Inicio da 2ª edição da Minho Campus Party.
2002 – O Prémio Camões é entregue à escritora portuguesa Maria Velho da Costa
2002 – A África do Sul subscreve o Protocolo de Kyoto
2003 – WON is shut down
2003 – Guido Crepax, dies. Italian comics artist
La Hae Hawai‘i – Hawaiian Flag Day
Republic of the Congo – Upswing of the Revolution
Feast day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola
A few hardcore devotees of Harry Potter celebrate Harry James Potter‘s birthday on this date. The novelist J. K. Rowling, writer of the Harry Potter books, chose this date as the fictional character’s birthday as it is her own birthday.
 

Sporting triunfa no Torneio do Guadiana Julho 30, 2005

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Sporting 2- 0 Vitória de Setúbal

SPORTING: Nélson; Miguel Garcia, Semedo, Beto e Paíto; Luís Loureiro, João Moutinho; Tello, Nani, Silva e Deivid. Jogaram ainda: Tonel, Polga, Rocehmback, Varela, Manoel, Sá Pinto, Douala e André Marques.
V. SETÚBAL: Marco Tábuas; Janício, Veríssimo, José Fonte e Nandinho; Diakité, Bruno Ribeiro e Madior; Lacombe, Madior e Heitor. Jogaram ainda: Sougou, Dembelê, Ricardo Chaves, Fábio, Adalto, Franja e Fonsenca.
Golos: João Moutinho (50′( e Varela (85′)

O Sporting venceu o Torneio Internacional do Guadiana ao derrotar o Vitória de Setúbal por 2-0 (com 0-0 ao intervalo) em jogo disputado no Estádio do Algarve.

A vitória assenta bem na equipa leonina que foi superior, mostrando-se mais esclarecida. João Moutinho, inaugurou o marcador aos 50 minutos, na cobrança de um livre directo, descaído para a esquerda, bateu inapelavelmente Marco Tábuas, apontando um autêntico «golaço». O resultado final seria fixado aos 86 minutos, por intermédio de Varela, que deu o melhor seguimento a uma boa abertura de Rochemback, surgindo pela direita a desferir remate colocado para o poste mais distante.

Uma referencia especial para Nani (com idade de júnior) que jogou de início e fez uma boa exibição.
Em jogo para o 3º. lugar Bétis e Middlesbrough empataram 0-0 com o Bétis a ter sempre mais iniciativa mas a revelar uma finalização confrangedora. Finalização essa (ou melhor ausencia dela) que se propagou aos penalties, com falhanços indesculpáveis em jogadores profissionais e por isso a equipa inglesa ficou em 3º. lugar.
 

Benfica empata 1-1 em Guimarães

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Em jogo demasiado a sério o árbitro andou a brincar!

BENFICA: Quim; João Pereira, Luisão, Ricardo Rocha e Léo; Manuel Fernandes, Beto e Simão; Hélio Roque, Geovanni e Nuno Gomes (Alex, Nuno Assis e Mantorras)
V. GUIMARÃES: Paiva, Mário Sérgio, Dragonner, Cléber e Rogério Matias; Moreno, Flávio Meireles e Benachour; Paulo Sérgio, Clayton e Saganowski (Neca, Pintassilgo, Rivas, Zezinho e Hélder Cabral.).
Árbitro: António Costa

Um jogo que mais parecia a final da Liga dos Campeões tal o empenho dos intervenientes com um árbitro que mais parecia dos “regionais”, sem qualquer categoria! Primeira parte de grande agressividade, às vezes violencia, com o árbitro a assistir, a permitir cotoveladas (Só Beto levou três, uma delas absolutamente inverosímel, sem bola), faltas e mais faltas, com o árbitro a assinalar algumas, mas sem exercer sanção disciplinar.

Houve ainda algum futebol com o Benfica mais dominador mas com poucas oportunidades, Beto aos 4′ arrancou um livre do meio da rua para uma grande defesa de Tiago junto ao poste, para canto e Quim não fez nenhuma defesa. Koeman no banco barafustava (várias vezes) pela passividade do árbitro e foi um pequeno milagre não ter havido lesionados.

Na 2ª. parte as “leis” do jogo mudaram e o árbitro marca as faltinhas todas, mostra amarelos por tudo e por nada. O Benfica que tanta “porrada” levou viu Manuel Fernandes ser expulso (com duplo amarelo em diferentes lances) e ficou a jogar com dez. Antes num livre assinalado por falta sobre Hélio Roque, apontara o livre em que Beto de cabeça desviou a bola para o fundo da baliza de Paiva dando vantagem ao Benfica.

Reagiu o Vitória e esteve perto de empatar após excelente jogada de Clayton com Paulo Sérgio a desperdiçar (mérito para Quim) e a bola a siar para canto ainda tocada por Leo. Depois a expulsão e a saída de Nuno Gomes para entrar Alex. O Benfica abdicava de atacar e o empate chegou também de livre. Neca atirou à barra, na recarga Saganovsky empatou com a bola ainda a bater no poste . Esperava-se o carregar da equipa local, mas com o empate o Benfica distendeu-se oura vez no campo (com a entrada de Mantorras e saída de Giovanni) e nos últimos minutos foi mesmo o Benfica que esteve mais perto do golo com livres e cantos a seu favor. O árbitro em lance mal ajuizado de canto a favor do Benfica (inexistente) houve protestos e dá dois amarelos no mesmo lance a Dragoner. Estavamos no minuto 90′. Mais cinco minutos de compensação e terminou o jogo com uma igualdade.

Boa “performance” do Benfica, com debilidade no ataque. Atitude no Vitória, mas com agressividade a mais. Da arbitragem já se disse tudo. Não precisamos de árbitros destes. Ninguém percebe que as regras mudem durante os campeonatos, quanto mais que mudem ao intervalo de um jogo!
 

Vidigal sobre o sorteio que põe o Sporting em confronto com a Udinese

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“O Sporting era a última equipa que queria defrontar nesta fase da Liga dos Campeões, mas sorteio é sorteio” .
Não te preocupes Vidigal que os teus desejos vão-se concretizar. Não vais jogar com mais ninguém. O Sporting vai ser mesmo a última equipa com que a Udinese vai jogar nesta Liga de Campeões… E esta hem?
 

On this day in History – Jul 30

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0578 – Jacob Baradaeus, dies. Bishop of Edessa
0579 – Benedict I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0657 – St Vitalian begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1178 – Fredrick “Barbarossa” crowned King of Burgundy
1233 – Assassination of Conrad of Marburg and Gerhard Lutelholb
1291 – Haifa falls to the Mameluks
1371 – Massacre of the Compagnia del Bruco in Florence, Italy
1419 – Defenestration of Prague; Beginning of the Hussite Wars
1511 – Birth of Giorgio Vasari.
1523 – Juan de Anchieta was born. Spanish composer.
1538 – Newfoundland reached by Sir Humphrey Gilbert
1549 – Ferdinando I de’ Medici, was born (d. 1609). Grand Duke of Tuscany.
1588 Howard sails from Plymouth
1608 – At Ticonderoga (now Crown Point, New York), Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs. This was to set the tone for French-Iroquois relations for the next one hundred years.
1609 – Iroquois Indians defeated by their first sight of firearms
1616 – Hugh O’Neill, Earl of Tyrone, Irish rebel, dies at about 76
1619- In Jamestown, Virginia, the first representative assembly in the Americas, the House of Burgesses, convenes for the first time.
1641 – Regnier de Graaf, was born (d. 1673). Dutch physician and anatomist.
1652 – Charles Amédée de Savoie, dies (b. 1624). 6th Duc de Nemours, French soldier.
1680 – Thomas Butler, Earl of Ossory, dies (b. 1634). Irish naval commander.
1683 – Maria Theresa of Spain, dies (b. 1638). Queen of Louis XIV of France.
1691 – Daniel Georg Morhof, dies (b. 1639). German writer and scholar.
1715 – Nahum Tate, dies (b. 1652). Irish poet.
1718 – William Penn, dies (b. 1644). English founder of the Province of Pennsylvania.
1729 – Baltimore, Maryland is founded.
1733 – First Freemasons lodge opened in what will become the United States.
1763 – Samuel Rogers is born in Stoke Newington, England. Poet (The Pleasures of Memory). He will be best remembered as a witty conversationalist and friend of many greater poets.
1766 – Carta régia que proíbe, no Brasil, as indústrias de ourives, fiadores de ouro, de sedas e algodões tecidos.
1771 – Thomas Gray, dies (b. 1716). English poet and letter-writer (“Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”) .
1784 – Denis Diderot, dies. French wryter and encyclopedist.
1818 – Emily Brontë, was born (d. 1848). English novelist.
1825 – Malden Island discovered.
1835 – Vicente Rocafuerte ocupa la presidencia de Ecuador.
1848 – A iluminação a gás é inaugurada em Lisboa.
1855 – Georg Wilhelm von Siemens, was born. German industrialist
1857 – Thorstein Veblen, was born in Cato, Wisconsin (d. 1929). Economist (The Theory of the Leisure Class).
1863 – Henry Ford, was born (d. 1947). American industrialist.
1863 – Nascimento de Henry Ford (1863-1947), no Michigan, Estados Unidos da América. Foi o inventor da linha de montagem para produção de automóveis.
1863 – Indian Wars: Chief Pocatello of the Shoshone tribe signs the Treaty of Box Elder, promising to stop harassing the emigrant trails in southern Idaho and northern Utah.
1864 – American Civil War: Battle of the CraterUnion forces attempt to break Confederate lines by exploding a large bomb under their trenches.
1875 – George Pickett, dies (b. 1825). American Confederate general.
1889 – Franz Masereel, was born (d. 1972). Painter and graphic artist.
1889 – Vladimir Zworykin, was born (d. 1982). Physicist and inventor. 1889: Vladimir Zworykin, often called the “Father of Television” for inventing the iconoscope, was born in Russia.
1890 – Casey Stengel, was born (d. 1975). Baseball Hall of Famer.
1894 – Walter Pater dies in Oxford.
1898 – Otto von Bismarck, dies. German chancellor
1898 – Henry Moore, was born (d. 1986). English sculptor.
1900 – Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha dies (b. 1844).
1906 – Mário Quintana nascia em Alegrete (RS) (d. 5 Mai 1994). Poeta brasileiro (A Rua dos Cataventos)
1909 – C. Northcote Parkinson, was born (d. 1993). British historian and writer.
1912 – Emperor Meiji dies (b. 1852). Japanese emperor.
1914 – Lord Killanin was born (d. 1999). Former IOC president.
1918 – Joyce Kilmer, dies in fighting near Seringes on the Western Front. Poet.
1921 – Grant Johannesen, was born (d. 2005). American concert pianist.
1925 – Jacques Sernas was born. Actor (La Dolce Vita, Superfly T.N.T.)
1927 – Richard Johnson was born. Actor.
1928 – George Eastman showed the first color motion pictures in the U.S.
1929 – Christine McGuire was born. Singer (The McGuire Sisters: Sincerely, He)
1929 – Werner Tübke, was born. Painter (de:Werner Tübke)
1930 – Thomas Sowell, was born. Economist
1930 – In Montevideo, Uruguay win the first Football World Cup. / Em Montevideu, os donos da casa vencem a Argentina por 4 a 2 e conquistam o Campeonato do Mundo de Futebol.
1930 – Hans Gamper, dies. Founder of Futbol Club Barcelona
1932 – The 1932 Summer Olympics open in Los Angeles, California.
1933 – Edd “Kookie” Byrnes was born. Actor(77 Sunset Strip, holds record for appearing on the most magazine covers [20] in one month [October 1960])
1934 – Ben Piazza was born. Actor (Guilty by Suspicion, The Hanging Tree)
1934 – Bud Selig, was born. Baseball team owner and commissioner
1934 – Kurt von Schuschnigg was named Austrian chancellor following the assassination of Engelbert Dollfuss.
1934 – «Noite das Facas Longas». Ernest Rohm, chefe das SA, e um número muito elevado de comandantes da organização paramilitar do partido nazi, são assassinados por ordem de Hitler, assim como muitos políticos de direita, que se opunham ao governo ditatorial de Hitler.
1936 – Buddy Guy, was born. Guitarist, singer
1938 – Joe Nuxhall was born. Baseball: Cincinnati Reds pitcher: youngest major-league player [15yrs, 314 days])
1939 – Eleanor Smeal was born. Feminist activist.
1939 – Peter Bogdanovich, was born. Film director (The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon, What’s Up Doc?)
1940 – Former U-S Representative Patricia Schroeder
1941 – Count Desmond (Edward Benjamin) sword swallower
1941 – Paul Anka, was born. Singer and composer
1945 – David Sanborn, was born. Jazz musician, Grammy Award winner
1945 – World War II: A Japanese submarine sinks the USS Indianapolis, killing 883 seamen in the worst single loss in the history of the United States Navy.
1946 – Neil Bonnett, was born (d. 1994). NASCAR driver.
1947 – Arnold Schwarzenegger, was born. Actor, 38th Governor of California
1947 – William Atherton, was born. American actor
1947 – Joseph Cook, dies. Sixth Prime Minister of Australia
1948 – Jean Reno, was born. Actor
1949 – Dwight White (football: Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end: Super Bowl IX, X, XIII, XIV)
1950 – Willie Harper was born. Football: San Francisco ’49ers linebacker: Super Bowl XVI)
1950 – Frank Stallone was born. Actor
1954 – Ken Olin was born. Actor (Hill Street Blues, Thirtysomething)
1956 – Delta Burke, was born. (Designing Women, Filthy Rich)
1956 – Anita Hill, was born. American law professor, author
1956 – A Joint Resolution of the U.S. Congress is signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing “In God We Trust” as the U.S. national motto.
1957 – Nery Alberto Pumpido was born. Argentine player, coach
1958 – Richard Burgi was born. Actor
1961 – Laurence Fishburne, was born. Actor
1961 – Neal McCoy was born. Country singer
1962 – Alton Brown, was born. Food Network host
1963 – Lisa Kudrow, was born. Actress
1964 – Jürgen Klinsmann was born. German football player
1964 – Vivica A. Fox, was born. Actress
1964 – Dwayne O’Brien was born. Country musician (Little Texas)
1964 – Vivica Fox was born. Actress (“Independence Day”)
1965 – US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Social Security Act of 1965 into law, establishing Medicare and Medicaid.
1966 – At Wembley Stadium, host England wins the Football World Cup, beating Germany 4 to 2. / Em Londres, os donos da casa vencem a Alemanha por 4 a 2 e conquistam a Copa do Mundo de Futebol.
1966 – President Johnson signed the Medicare bill on this day in 1966.
1969 – Vietnam War: US President Richard M. Nixon makes an unscheduled visit to South Vietnam and meets with President Nguyen Van Thieu and with US military commanders.
1970 – Powder Ridge Rock Festival
1971 – Apollo program: Apollo 15 lands on the Moon.
1971 – Início dos Jogos Pan-Americanos na Colômbia
1971 – An All Nippon Airways Boeing 727 and a Japanese Air Force F-86 collide over Morioka, Japan killing 162
1971 – Tom Green, was born. Comedian, actor
1971 – Christine Taylor was born. Actress (“The Brady Bunch Movie”)
1971 – Kenneth Slessor, dies. Australian poet
1974 – Hilary Swank, was born. Academy Award winning actress
1974 – Watergate Scandal: US President Richard M. Nixon releases subpoenaed White House recordings after being ordered to do so by the United States Supreme Court.
1975 – Representatives of 35 countries convened in Helsinki, Finland, for a conference on security and human rights that resulted in the “Helsinki Accords.” The conference was aimed at ensuring peace in Europe.
1975 – Graham Nicholls, was born. British artist
1975 – James Blish, dies. Author
1975 – Jimmy Hoffa, disappeared. Labor leader
1977 – Jaime Pressly was born. Actress.
1980 – Vanuatu gains independence.
1981 – Nicky Hayden, was born. American Motorcycle Racer
1983 – Lynn Fontanne, dies. Actress
1984 – West German swimmer Michael Gross became the first double gold winner of the 1984 Summer Olympics, while the United States picked up three gold medals in swimming and shooting.
1984 – Mobutu Sese Seko is reelected Presidente of Zaire.
1990 – The first Saturn automobile rolls off the assembly line.
1996 – Claudette Colbert, dies in Barbados at age 92. Actress
1997 – Bao Dai, dies (b. 1913). Last empereur of Vietnam
2000 – President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela won a fresh six-year term in a landslide re-election.
2002 – Los Angeles Sparks center Lisa Leslie is the first woman to dunk in a basketball game.
2003 – In Mexico, the last ‘old style’ Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line.
2003 – Sam Phillips, dies. Record producer.
2004 – A gas explosion kills 16 people in Belgium.
Vanuatu – Independence Day
International Bog Day
Sysadmin Appreciation Day
Comedy Celebration Day – Held on the last Sunday in July. This celebration in San Francisco recognizes the many comics that started their career there. Sponsor: Jose Simon.