TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Mercury News Weekend - - NEWS -

1535

Sir Thomas More was ex­e­cuted in Eng­land for high trea­son.

1933

The first All-Star base­ball game was played at Chicago’s Comiskey Park.

1957

Althea Gib­son be­came the first black ten­nis player to win a Wim­ble­don sin­gles ti­tle as she de­feated fel­low Amer­i­can Dar­lene Hard 6-3, 6-2. ... Six­teen-yearold John Lennon first met 15-year-old Paul McCart­ney when Lennon’s band, the Quar­ry­men skif­fle group, per­formed a gig at St. Peter’s Church in Woolton, Liver­pool.

1971

Jazz trum­peter and singer Louis Arm­strong died in New York at age 69.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.