Today In The Past

 

 

Events

380 - Theodosius I makes his adventus, or formal entry, into Constantinople.

496 - Anastasius II succeeds Gelasius I as Catholic Pope

642 - Theodore I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

1105 - Rabbi Nathan ben Yehiel of Rome completes Talmudic dictionary

1190 - Isabella of Jerusalem marries Conrad of Montferrat at Acre, making him de jure King.

1434 - Thames River freezes

 

 

 

1542 - Battle at Solway MossEnglish beat Scottish King James

 

 

 

 

 

1587 - Battle at Auneau: Henri de Guise wins

1639 - 1st observation of transit of Venus occured (only 2, record event)

1642 - Abel Janzoon Tasman discovers Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)

1643 - Battle at Tuttlingen: Beiers army under Gen Mercy beats France

1655 - English Lord Protector Cromwell bans Anglicans

1703 - 1st Lutheran pastor ordained in America, Justus Falckner at Phila

1715 - Thames River freezes

1759 - Destructive eruption of Vesuvius

1832 - South Carolina passes Ordinance of Nullification

1835 - Texas Rangers, mounted police force authorized by Texas Provisional Government

1859 - Charles Darwin publishes “On the Origin of Species”

 

 

 

1863 - Battle of Chattanooga, Columbia & Lookout Mt begins in Tennessee ( see UE Events 11/23)

 

 

 

 

 

1871 - National Rifle Association organized (NYC)

 

 

 

 

 

1874 - Joseph F Glidden patents barbed wire

1896 - 1st US absentee voting law enacted by Vermont

1903 - Clyde Coleman of NYC patents automobile electric starter

1915 - Serbian leader flees to Albania

1917 - Nine police officers and one civilian are killed when a bomb explodes at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin police headquarters building.

1918 - Béla Can forms Hungarian Communist Party

1922 - Italian parliament gives Benito Mussolini dictatorial powers “for 1 year”

1925 - Eugene O’Neill Theater (Coronet, Forrest) opens at 230 W 49th St NYC

1930 - 1st woman pilot on a transcontinental air flight Miss Ruth Nichols (Mineola, NY to California), in a Lockheed-Vega, took 7 days

1932 - In Washington, D.C., the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens.

1936 - Pacifist/anti fascist writer Carl Von Ossietzky sent to concentration camp, award Nobel Peace Prize

 

 

 

1941 - Indian infantry attacks German tanks at Sidi Omar

 

 

 

 

 

1944 - US bombers based on Saipan, begin 1st attack on Tokyo

1948 - Ireland votes for independence from UK

1949 - Britain nationalizes it’s steel & iron industry

 

 

 

1950 - US infantry division conquerors Chonju Korea

 

 

 

 

 

1951 - British auto manufacturers Austin/Moris Motors merge

1954 - Air Force One, 1st US Presidential airplane, christened

1954 - France sends 20,000 soldiers to Algeria

1957 - Cleveland Browns’ fullback Jim Brown sets club record of 237 yds rushing

1960 - Wilt Chamberlain pulls down 55 rebounds in a game (NBA record)

1963 - 1st live murder on TV-Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald

1964 - For 1st time since 1800, residents of Wash DC permitted to vote

1966 - 400 die of respiratory failure & heart attack in killer NYC smog

 

 

 

1969 - Lt William L Calley, charged with massacre of over 100 civilians in My Lai Vietnam in March 1968, ordered to stand trial by court martial (see UE Events 11/12)

 

 

 

 

1971 - Dan “DB” Cooper parachutes from a Northwest AL 727 with $200,000

 

 

 

 

 

1971 - Prison rebellion at Rahway State Prison NJ

1974 - Gerald Ford & Leonid Brezhnev signs SALT-2-treaty

1977 - Miami Bob Greise passes for 6 touchdowns vs St Louis (55-14)

1979 - US admits troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic Agent Orange

1980 - Ronald Reagan Jr marries Doria Palmieri

 

 

 

1981 - 1st air-launched cruise missile tested

 

 

 

 

 

1982 - Yasuhiro Nakasone succeeds Zenko Suzuki as premier of Japan

1983 - PLO exchanges 6 Israeli prisoners for 4,500 Palestinians & Lebanese

1989 - Communist Party resigns in Czechoslovakia

1991 - 1st intl flight from Long Island’s MacArthur Airport (to Mexico)

1991 - Monica Seles, sets female tennis record winning $2,457,758 in a year

1991 - US 75th manned space mission “STS 44″ Atlantis 10 launched

1993 - Brady bill passes establishing 5-day waiting period for handgun sales

1993 - In Liverpool, 11-year-olds Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are convicted of the murder of 2-year-old James Bulger.

1996 - Rookie Karrie Webb wins LPGA Tour Championship

2005 - Leader of the Opposition in the Canadian Parliament Stephen Harper, introduces a motion of no confidence. The motion is passed on November 28 leading to the dissolution of the 38th Canadian Parliament.

2007 - Australians elect the Kevin Rudd-led centre-left Australian Labor Party at the federal election, ending the eleven-year tenure of the John Howard-led centre-right Liberal/National coalition government.

 

 

 

Births

1273 - Alphonso, Earl of Chester, son of Edward I of England (d. 1284)

1394 - Charles, Duke of Orléans, French poet (d. 1465)

1420 - John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (d. 1473)

1583 - Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet (d. 1641)

 

 

 

1632 - Baruch “Benedict” de SpinozaAmsterdamrationalist philosopher

 

 

 

 

 

1642 - Anne Hilarion de Cotentin, earl of Tourville/knight/admiral/marshal

1712 - Willem Bachiene, theologist/geographer/astronomer (Ecclesiastical)

1713 - Laurence Sterne, Ireland, novelist/satirist (Tristram Shandy)

1729 - Alexander Suvorov, Russian general (d. 1800)

1766 - J J Friedrich Weinbrenner, German architect/archaeologist

 

 

 

1784 - Zachary Taylor, (Whig12th Pres (Mar 5, 1849-July 9, 1850)

 

 

 

 

 

1806 - William Webb Ellis, credited with the invention of Rugby (d. 1872)

1815 - James Trapier, N Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1865

1815 - Grace Darling, English heroine (d. 1842)

1829 - William Passmore Carlin, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903

 

 

 

1853 - Bat MastersonAmerican gunfighter (d. 1921)

 

 

 

 

 

1859 - Cass Gilbert, American architect (d. 1934)

 

 

 

1864 - Henri de Toulouse-LautrecFrancepainter (At the Moulin Rouge)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1868 - Scott JoplinUSentertainer/composer (The Entertainer)

 

 

Maple Leaf Rag

The Entertainer

Bethena

Solace

 

 

 

 

1876 - Walter Griffin, US architect, city planner; designed Canberra, Aust

1886 - Margaret Caroline Anderson, American publisher (d. 1973)

1887 - Erich von Manstein, German military commander (d. 1973)

1888 - Dale Carnegie, author (How to Win Friends & Influence People)

1888 - Fredrick Willius, American cardiologist (d. 1972)

1896 - Charles “Lucky” Luciano, Sicily, NYC Mafia gangster, (d. 1962)

1911 - Walter Goetz, illustrator cartoonist/painter

1912 - Garson Kanin, Rochester NY, playwright/producer (Double Life)

1912 - Geraldine Fitzgerald, Dublin Ireland, actress (Pawnbroker, Easy Money)

1912 - Theodore “Teddy” Wilson, US jazz pianist/arranger

1913 - Gisela Mauermeyer, Germany, discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1936)

1916 - Forrest J Ackerman, invented the term “sci-fi”

1918 - Tom “Stubby” Fouts, Carroll County Ind, actor (Polka-go-round)

1918 - William Strethan “Wild Bill” Davis, musician

1925 - William F. Buckley Jr, New York, American conservative author and commentator (National Review, Firing Line)

1930 - Bob Friend, baseball player

1938 - Oscar Robertson [The Big O], NBA guard (Cin, Milwaukee, Olympic-gold-1960)

 

 

 

1938 - Charles StarkweatherAmerican Spree Killer (d. 1959)

 

 

 

 

 

1939 - Jim Yester, Birmingham Alabama, rock vocalist/guitarist (Association)

1939 - Yoshinobu Miyake, Japan, featherweight (Olympic-gold-1964, 68)

 

 


1941 - Donald “Duck” DunnTN, bassist (Booker T-MG’s , Walkin’ the Dog), (d, 2012)

 

 

Green Onions

TIME IS TIGHT

2 Minute History

BLUES BROTHERS LIVE 1978

 

 

 

 

1941 - Pete Best, drummer (Beatles)

1942 - Billy Connolly, Scotland, comedian/actor (Blue Money)

1942 - Marlin Fitzwater, press secretary (George Bush)

1943 - Lee Michaels, rocker

1946 - Bev[erley] Bevan, Birmingham England, rock drummer (ELO)

 

 

 

1946 - Ted BundyBurlington VTserial murderer

 

 

 

 

 

1947 - Dwight Schultz, Balt Md, actor (A-Team)

1948 - Spider Robinson, Canada, sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Callahan’s Secret)

1948 - Steve Yeager, catcher (LA Dodger)

1950 - Damon Evans, Balt Md, actor (Lionel-The Jeffersons)

1950 - Stanley Livingston, actor (Chip-My 3 Sons)

1952 - Norbert Haug, German motorsport executive (Mercedes Benz)

1955 - Elvis Ramone, American drummer (The Ramones)

1957 - Chris Hayes, California, rock guitarist (Huey Lewis & The News)

1957 - Denise Crosby, Hollywood California, actress (Tasha-Star Trek: Next Gen)

1961 - Carl Sundquist, Indianapolis Ind, cyclist (Olympics-96)

1961 - Arundhati Roy, Indian writer

1962 - John Squire, English pop guitarist (Stone Roses, She Bangs the Drums)

1964 - Brad Sherwood, American comedian

1964 - Tony Rombola, American guitarist (Godsmack)

1965 - Nyla Jane Carroll, New Plymouth NZ, 5k/10k/marathoner (Olympics-96)

1966 - Paul Robinett, American internet personality

1968 - Dawn Robinson, singer (En Vogue)

1968 - Ken Johnson, Quincy Mass, 3×40 rifle (Olympics-1996)

1970 - Chad Taylor, musician (Live)

1970 - Kelly Blair, Prosser Wash, heptathlete

1971 - Cosmas Ndeti, three-time Boston Marathon winner

1974 - Stephen Merchant, British comedian

1976 - Chen Lu, China, figure skater (Olympics-Bronze-94)

1978 - Katherine Heigl, Washington, D.C., actress (Grey’s Anatomy)

 

 

 

Deaths

654 - Emperor Kōtoku of Japan (b. 596) 

1192 - Albert I van Leuven/Luik, Belgian bishop of Luik/saint, dies at 27

1468 - Jean de Dunois, French soldier (b. 1402)

1531 - Johannes Oecolampadius, German religious reformer (b. 1482)

1541 - Margaret Tudor, wife of James IV of Scotland (b. 1489)

 

 

 

1572 - John KnoxScottish preacherdies at about 67

 

 

 

 

 

 

1583 - René de Birague, French cardinal and chancellor (b. 1506)

1674 - Franciscus van Enden, Flemish jesuit/free thinker, executed at 72

1770 - Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian (b. 1685)

 

 

 

1781 - James CaldwellAmerican revolutionary (b. 1734)

 

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1801 - Franz Moritz Graf von Lacy, Austrian field marshal (b. 1725)

 

 

 

1807 - Joseph BrantMohawk leader (b. 1742)

 

 

 

 

 

1840 - Cornelis RT Krayenhoff, fortress architect/cartographer, dies at 82

1863 - Claudius Charles Wilson, Confederate brig-gen during American Civil War, dies of fever at camp in Ringgold, Georgia

1885 - Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1875-85), dies at 27

 

 

 

1916 - Sir Hiram Stevens MaximAmerican-born gunsmith (b. 1840)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1923 - Michel de Klerk, architect (Amsterdam School), dies at 39

1943 - Doris Miller, American navy cook (b. 1919)

1957 - Diego Rivera, Mexican painter, dies at 70

1962 - James J Kilroy, tank inspector (Kilroy was here), dies at 60

1963 - Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK’s assassinator, shot dead by Jack Ruby

1964 - John Fabricius, playwright, dies at 55

1980 - George Raft, actor (Scarface, Johnny Angel, Mr Ace), dies at 85

 

 

 

1985 - Big Joe TurnerAmerican singer (b. 1911)

 

 

 

Shake, Rattle & Roll

Flip Flop Fly

Roll ‘Em Pete with Pete Johnson

Cherry Red

 

 

 

 

1990 - Juan Manuel Bordeu, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934)

1991 - Anton Furst, production designer (Batman), dies at 47

1991 - Eric Carr, drummer (Kiss-Beth), dies of cancer at 41

1991 - Freddie Mercury, British singer (Queen), dies of AIDS at 45

1992 - Theo Edison, son of Thomas Edison, dies at 94

 

 

 

1993 - Albert Collinsblues guitarist (Don’t Lose Your Cool), dies at 61(see UE 10/1 Births)

 

 

 

 

 

1993 - Imad Aqal, Palestinian Hamas leader, dies at 24

1994 - Jo Vis, Dutch resistance fighter (Yad Vashem), dies at 88

1994 - Tommy Boyce, songwriter (Boyce & Hart), dies at 55

2001 - Melanie Thornton, American dance/pop singer (b. 1967)

2002 - John Rawls, political philosopher (b. 1921)

2003 - Floquet de Neu, Ecuato Guinean albino gorilla (b. 1964)

2003 - Warren Spahn, Major League Baseball player (b. 1921)

2004 - Arthur Hailey, British-born author (b. 1920)

2005 - Pat Morita, American actor (b. 1932)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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