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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