bransonglobe.com HISTORY “Son of Sam” kills one person and seriously wounds another in first of a series of attacks • 1987 Ben & Jerry’s and Jerry Garcia agree on a new flavor Cherry Garcia • 1988 FDIC bails out 1st Republic Bank, Dallas, with $4 billion • 1988 Gorbachev pushes plan electing president and parliament in March, 1989 • 1988 Judge orders NASA to release unedited tape from Challenger cockpit • 2015 Microsoft launches Windows 10 • 2015 Zion Harvey became the first paediatric patient to receive a double hand transplant at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia • 2016 Hillary Clinton accepts the Democratic nomination for US President at Democratic convention in Philadelphia - first woman by a major US party Movies & TV • 1928 Test footage first created for Walt Disney’s “Steamboat Willie” with Mickey Mouse • 1957 Jack Paar’s The Tonight show premieres • 1965 Beatles movie “Help” premieres, Queen Elizabeth attends Music • 1973 Led Zeppelin have more than $200,000 in cash stolen from a safety-deposit box at the New York Hilton • 2019 Record for longest run at the top of US singles chart made by country rap single “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X remixed with Billy Ray Cyrus, No. 1 for 17 weeks Sports • 1915 Pirate Honus Wagner at 41, hits a grand slam HR • 1950 Pee Wee Reese, hits the 3,000th Dodger home run • 1961 Phillies lose 1st of 23 straight games • 1974 St Louis Card Lou Brock steals his 700th base • 1978 On Old Timer’s Day, NY Yankees announce that Billy Martin will return as NY Yankee manager in 1980 and Bob Lemon will become GM • 1991 Yankee Stadium fans throw cups and blowup dolls at Jose Canseco • 2014 Chicago Cubs player John Baker scores the win against the Colorado Rockies at Wrigley Field in the longest game in Cubs history Birthdays • 1796 Walter Hunt, American inventor (safety pin, sewing machine), born in Martinsburg, New York (d. 1859) • 1883 Benito Mussolini [Il Duce], Fascist Italian dictator (1922-43), born in Predappio, Forlì, Italy (d. 1945) • 1888 Vladimir K. Zworykin, Russian-American inventor (development of television, cathode ray tube), born in Murom, Russian Empire (d. 1982) • 1892 William Powell, American actor (Thin Man, My Man Godfrey), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1984) • • 1905 Clara Bow, American silent screen actress (It, Saturday Night Kid), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1965) • 1932 Nancy Landon Kassebaum, (Sen-R-Kansas ) • 1936 Elizabeth Hanford Dole, US Secretary of Transportation (1983-87) • 1937 Charles Schwab, American investor and entrepreneur (Charles Schwab Corporation), born in Sacramento, California • 1938 Peter Jennings, Canadian-American news anchor (ABC Evening News), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2005) • 1953 Geddy Lee, lead vocalist/bassist (Rush-Tom Sawyer), born in Toronto, Ontario • 1953 Ken Burns [Kenneth Lauren], American director and documentary film producer (The Civil War, Baseball), born in Brooklyn, New York • 1953 Tim Gunn, American television and fashion personality (Project Runway), born in Washington, D.C. • 1966 Martina McBride, country singer • 1972 Wil Wheaton, American actor (Star Trek Next Generation-Wesley, Stand By Me), born in Burbank, California • 1980 Ryan Braun, Canadian July 29 - 30, 2020 • 23 baseball player (Los Angeles Angels), born in Kitchener, Ontario • 1993 Rayne Dakota “Dak” Prescott, American NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys), born in Sulphur, Louisiana

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