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Today in History for July 21: On this date: In 1667, the "Treaty of Breda," which restored Acadia to France, was signed in the Netherlands. The treaty provided for France's restoration to England of part of the island of St.


Today in Music History for July 22: In 1944, Rick Davies, vocalist and keyboards player with "Supertramp," was born in England. "Supertramp's" breakthrough came with 1977's "Breakfast in America," a No. 1 album all over the world.


Today in Music History for July 23: In 1846, William Featherstone, Canadian Methodist hymn writer, was born. He penned the words to "My Jesus, I Love Thee" before age 16. In 1918, Joseph Gilmore, American Baptist clergyman, died at age 84.


Today in Music History for July 21: In 1920, master violinist Isaac Stern was born. He's credited with saving Carnegie Hall in New York City from demolition.


Celebrity Birthdays for July 12: Disgraced actor-comedian Bill Cosby is 87. Actress Denise Nicholas ("In the Heat of the Night") is 80. Singer-songwriter Butch Hancock is 79. Singer Walter Egan is 76. Fitness guru Richard Simmons is 76.


Today in History for July 12: On this date: In 1191, the armies of the Third Crusade (1189-92), led by England's King Richard I (The Lionhearted), captured the Syrian seaport of Acre, now located in northern Israel.


Today in Music History for July 12: In 1943, Christine McVie, vocalist and keyboards player with "Fleetwood Mac," was born in Birmingham, England.


Celebrity Birthdays for July 11: Fashion designer Giorgio Armani is 90. Actress Susan Seaforth Hayes is 81. Singer Jeff Hanna of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is 77. Ventriloquist Jay Johnson ("Soap") is 75. Classical guitarist Liona Boyd is 75.


Today in History for July 11: On this date: In 1533, Pope Clement VII excommunicated England's King Henry VIII. In 1656, Ann Austin and Mary Fisher became the first Quakers to arrive in America and were promptly arrested.


Today in Music History for July 11: In 1889, "Leo the Royal Cadet," described as a military opera, premiered at Martin's Opera House in Kingston, Ont. The performance took place under the patronage of the nearby Royal Military College.