Died: Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Jeanette “Jean” Matousek, 91, Lake Geneva, formerly of Chicago, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at her residence. Services at 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 28, at the Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago. Visitation from 12:30 p.m. to the time of services. The Steinke Funeral Home, Lake Geneva, assisted the family with arrangements.
1909: C. Northcote Parkinson, historian and author.
1924: William H. Gass, writer (Omensetter's Luck).
1940: Patricia Shroeder, U.S. congresswoman.
July 30th in history
1864: In an effort to penetrate the Confederate lines around Petersburg, Va. Union troops explode a mine underneath the Confederate trenches but fail to break through. The ensuing action is known as the Battle of the Crater.
1919: Federal troops are called out to put down Chicago race riots.
1938: George Eastman demonstrates his color motion picture process.
1940: A bombing lull ends the first phase of the Battle of Britain.
1960: Over 60,000 Buddhists march in protest against the Diem government in South Vietnam.