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 This day in History - July 4
455 Historic Events for July 4
1938

1st game at Shribe Park, Phila; Braves beat Phillies 10-5

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1938

Bill Withers, Slab Fork WV, rhythm and blues singer (Lean on Me)

Birth
1938

Cyril Mitchley, cricket wicket-keeper (Transvaal, later Test umpire)

Birth
1939

Red Sox Jim Tabor hits 2 grand slams in 1 game

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1939

Yankees retire 1st uniform (Lou Gehrig #4), 1st Old Timers Day

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1939

Ed Bernard, Phila, actor (Joe-Police Woman, Jim-White Shadow)

Birth
1940

German occupiers forbids anti-nazis speeches

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1940

British destroys French battle fleet at Oran, Algeria, 1267 die

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1940

Walter Greenman, horse trainer

Birth
1940

Joost P van Iersel, Dutch MP (CDA)

Birth
1941

Latvia partisans shoot 416 Jews dead

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1941

Politburo of Yugoslav communist party reorganizes

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1941

Howard Florey and Norman Heatley meet for 1st time, 11 days later they successfully recreate penicillin

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1942

1st American bombing mission over enemy-occupied Europe (WW II)

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1942

US air offensive against nazi-Germany begins

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1942

Michael G C F, English prince of Kent

Birth
1942

Hal Lanier, baseball player

Birth
1943

Dave Rowberry, rocker (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)

Birth
1943

Emerson Boozer, NFL running back (NY Jet)/sportscaster

Birth
1943

Al "Blind Owl" Wilson, rock guitarist/vocalist (Canned Heat)

Birth
1943

Wladyslaw Sikorski, gen/PM of Poland in exile (1939-43), dies at 62

Death
1944

1,100 US guns fire 4th of July salute at German lines in Normandy

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1944

1st Japanese kamikaze attack, US fleet near Iwo Jima

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1944

Allied assault on Carpiquet airport at Caen

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1944

Gestapo arrests German Social Democrat Julius Leber

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