Category: Education


Is Social Psychology Biased Against Republicans?

 

 

 

 

 

” On January 27, 2011, from a stage in the middle of the San Antonio Convention Center, Jonathan Haidt addressed the participants of the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. The topic was an ambitious one: a vision for social psychology in the year 2020. Haidt began by reviewing the field that he is best known for, moral psychology. Then he threw a curveball. He would, he told the gathering of about a thousand social-psychology professors, students, and post-docs, like some audience participation. By a show of hands, how would those present describe their political orientation? First came the liberals: a “sea of hands,” comprising about eighty per cent of the room, Haidt later recalled. Next, the centrists or moderates. Twenty hands. Next, the libertarians. Twelve hands. And last, the conservatives. Three hands.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Social psychology, Haidt went on, had an obvious problem: a lack of political diversity that was every bit as dangerous as a lack of, say, racial or religious or gender diversity. It discouraged conservative students from joining the field, and it discouraged conservative members from pursuing certain lines of argument. It also introduced bias into research questions, methodology, and, ultimately, publications. The topics that social psychologists chose to study and how they chose to study them, he argued, suffered from homogeneity. The effect was limited, Haidt was quick to point out, to areas that concerned political ideology and politicized notions, like race, gender, stereotyping, and power and inequality. “It’s not like the whole field is undercut, but when it comes to research on controversial topics, the effect is most pronounced,” he later told me. (Haidt has now put his remarks in more formal terms, complete with data, in a paper forthcoming this winter in Behavioral and Brain Sciences.)

  Haidt was far from the first to voice concern over the liberal slant in academia, broadly speaking, and in social psychology in particular. He was, however, the first to do it quite so visibly—and the reactions were vocal. At first, Haidt was pleased. “People responded very constructively,” he said. “They listened carefully, took it seriously. That speaks very well for the field. I’ve never felt as if raising this issue has made me into a pariah or damaged me in any way.” For the most part, his colleagues have continued to support his claims—or, at least, the need to investigate them further. Some, however, reacted with indignation. “

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

445 BC – Ezra reads the Book of the Law to the Israelites in Jerusalem (see Nehemiah 9:1, NLTse).

802 – Empress Irene of Byzantium driven out

 

 

 

834 – 1st All Hallows Eve (Halloween) observed to honor the saints

 

 

 

 

 

1517 – Luther posts 95 theses on Wittenberg church – Protestant Reformation

1541 – Michelangelo Buonarroti finishes painting The Last Judgement in the Sistine Chapel, Vatican

1596 – English/French/Dutch delegates sign anti-Spanish “Drievoudig Covenant”

1793 – Execution of Girondins at Paris, during Reign of Terror

1808 – Holland Brigade battle at Durango, Spain

1815 – Sir Humphrey Davy of London patents miner’s safety lamp

1837 – Collision of river boat Monmouth & Trement on Miss; 300 die

 

 

 

1846 – Donner party, unable to cross the Donner Pass, construct a winter camp

 

 

 

 

 

 

1863 – The Maori Wars resumed as British forces in New Zealand led by General Duncan Cameron began their Invasion of the Waikato.

1864 – Nevada admitted as 36th state of the Union

1868 – Standard uniform approved for US postal carriers

1876 – Cyclone hits Bengal, about 200,000 die

1888 – John Boyd Dunlop patents pneumatic bicycle tyre

1892 – Arthur Conan Doyle publishes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

1913 – 1st US paved coast-to-coast highway, the Lincoln Highway is dedicated

1914 – Great Britain & France declare war on Turkey

1917 – World War I: Battle of Beersheba – “last successful cavalry charge in history”

1918 – Spanish flu-virus kills 21,000 in US in 1 week

1922 – Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) becomes premier of Italy

1923 – 160 consecutive days of 100 degrees at Marble Bar, Australia begins

1925 – Cossack officer Reza Chan replaces sultan Ahmad Shah in Persia

1938 – Great Depression: In an effort to try restore investor confidence, the New York Stock Exchange unveils a fifteen-point program aimed to upgrade protection for the investing public.

1940 – Battle of Britain, fought between the RAF and Luftwaffe over the English Channel and southern England, ends

1940 – Deadline for Warsaw Jews to move into Warsaw Ghetto

1941 – Mount Rushmore Monument is completed

1941 – Prior to US in WW II, Germany torpedoes US destroyer Reuben James

1942 – 9th day of the Battle of El Alamein

1943 – World War II: F4U Corsair accomplishes the first successful radar-guided interception.

1950 – Collazo & Torresola attempt to kill Harry Truman in Washington, DC

1952 – 1st thermonuclear bomb detonated at Marshall Islands

1954 – Algerian Revolution against French begins

1956 – Rear Adm GJ Dufek becomes 1st American to land an airplane at South Pole

1956 – Britain & France begin to bomb Egypt to reopen Suez Canal

1956 – Brooklyn, NY ends streetcar service

1960 – Cyclone hits coast of Gulf of Bengal; about 10,000 die

1961 – Hurricane Hattie, kills 400 in British Honduras

1963 – Ed Sullivan witnesses Beatles & their fans at London Airport

1963 – Leaking propane gas explodes kills 64 at “Holiday on Ice” (Indiana)

1967 – Nguyen Van Thieu took oath of office as 1st President of South Vietnam 2nd Rep

1968 – President Johnson orders a halt to all bombing of North Vietnam

1969 – Race riot in Jacksonville Florida

1972 – Gaylord Perry wins AL Cy Young award

1973 – Tom Seaver wins NL Cy Young Award

1974 – Ted Bundy victim Laura Aime disappears in Utah

1974 – Durch Marines end hostage crisis in Scheveningen prison

1975 – Bob Geldof’s 1st appearance with Boomtown Rats

1980 – Julian Nott sets world hot-air balloon altitude record (16,806 m)

1980 – Polish government recognizes Solidarity trade union

1981 – 1st live radio drama in 25 years (Halloween Story on NBC)

1983 – Ron Grant completes a 217 day, 8,316 mile run around Australia

1984 – Puerto Rican tanker, San Francisco explodes spilling 2 million gallons of oil as ship caught fire

1984 – Indian PM Indira Gandhi is assassinated by her bodyguards Satwant Singh and Beant Singh at her home in New Delhi

1987 – 1st jockey to win 9 races in 1 day (Chris Antley at Belmont)

1988 – 19°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Oct

1988 – 1st Monday Night NFL game in Indianapolis, Colts beat Denver 55-23

1988 – Journalists demand greater press freedom in Yugoslavia

1992 – Don Keller makes his 18,000th sky dive

1992 – Roman Catholic church reinstates Galileo Galilei after 359 years

1993 – 25 people killed during Ghana-Ivory Coast soccer match

1997 – British au pair Louise Woodward, 19, sentenced to life in death of Matthew Eappen 8½ months (judge changes to time served)

1999 – Yachtsman Jesse Martin returns to Melbourne after 11 months of circumnavigating the world, solo, non-stop and unassisted.

2000 – The last Multics machine was shut down.

2002 – A federal grand jury in Houston, Texas formally indicted former Enron Corp. chief financial officer Andrew Fastow on 78 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice related to the collapse of his ex-employer.

2011 – The world population reaches 7 billion inhabitants according to the United Nations

 

 

 

 

Births

1291 – Philippe de Vitry, French composer/poet

1345 – Ferdinand I, the wise one, king of Portugal (built navy)

1424 – Wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, king of Poland/Hungary

1538 – Caesar Baronius, Italian cardinal and historian (d. 1607)

1622 – Pierre Paul Puget, French artist (d. 1694)

1632 – Jan Vermeer, Holland, painter (Procuress, Astronomer), (d. 1675)

1692 – Comte de Caylus, French archaeologist (d. 1765)

1737 – James Lovell, American educator (d. 1789)

 

 

 

1740 – William Paca, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)

 

 

 

 

 

1755 – Jean Louis van Aelbroeck, Flemish agronomist

1825 – Raleigh Edward Colston, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1896

1826 – Hugh Boyle Ewing, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1905

1827 – Richard Morris Hunt, American educator (d. 1895)

1831 – Daniel Butterfield, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1901

1835 – Adelbert Ames, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1933

1835 – J F W Adolf Ritter von Baeyer, German chemist (Nobel 1905)

1847 – Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (2-fasenmotor)

1887 – Chiang Kai-shek, Chekiang Province China, pres of Nationalist China

1888 – George Hubert Wilkins, Aust, polar explorer (Flying the Arctic)

1895 – Basil H Liddell Hart, English military historian/publicist

1902 – Willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 39, 40)

1906 – Jo Vis, resistance fighter (Yad Vashem-distinction)

1912 – Dale Evans, [Frances Butts], Uvalde Tx, cowgirl (Roy Rogers Show)

1912 – Ollie Johnston, American animator (d. 2008)

1920 – Dick Francis, Wales, jockey/detective writer (Whip Hand, High Stakes)

1920 – Helmut Newton, German photographer (d. 2004)

1922 – Norodom Sihanouk, King/President/Premier of Cambodia (My War with the CIA), (d. 2012)

1922 – Illinois Jacquet, American saxophonist (d. 2004)

1925 – Lee Grant [Lyova Haskell Rosenthal], New York City, New York, American actress (Shampoo, Mulholland Drive)

1925 – John Pople, English chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)

1930 – Michael Collins, Rome, Mjr Gen USAF/astronaut (Gemini 10, Apollo 11)

1931 – Dan Rather, Wharton, Texas, American journalist and news anchor (CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes)

1936 – Michael Landon, Forest Hills NY, actor (Bonanza, Highway to Heaven)

1941 – Lucas Brown Jackson, San Marcos Tx, basketballer (Olympic-gold-1964)

1941 – Derek Bell, British racing driver

1942 – David Ogden Stiers, Peoria Ill, actor (Winchester-M*A*S*H, Doc)

1944 – Deidre Hall, Milwaukee, actress (Days of our Lives, Our House)

1944 – Kinky Friedman, Palestine Tx, country rocker (Ride ‘em Jewboy)

1944 – Sally Kirkland, NYC, actress (Anna, Sting, Pvt Benjamin, Big Bad Mama)

1945 – Brian Doyle-Murray, American comedian and actor

1946 – Stephen Rea, Belfast, Northern Ireland, film and stage actor (Crying Game, Michael Collins)

1947 – Frank Shorter, Munich Germany, US marathoner (Oly-gold/silver-72, 76)

1947 – Russ Ballard, rocker (Argent)

1949 – Bob Selbenberg, rocker (Supertramp)

1950 – Jane Pauley, Indianapolis Indiana, newscaster (Today, NBC Weekend)

 

 

 

1950 – John Candy, Ontario Canada, comedian (SCTV, Uncle Buck)

 

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1950 – Zaha Hadid, British architect

1950 – Antonio Taguba, US Army Major General

1952 – Bernard Edwards, Greenville NC, bassist (Chicago-Addicted to Love)

1959 – Neal Stephenson, American author

1960 – Reza Pahlavi, Iran, son of Shah of Iran

1961 – Alonzo Babers, Montgomery Ala, 400m/4X400m relay (Olympic-gold-1984)

1961 – Christine Bridged, Australian European class yachter (Olympics-96)

1961 – Larry Mullen Jr, Dublin Ireland, rock drummer (U2-I Will Follow)

1961 – Peter Jackson, Pukerua Bay, New Zealand, film director (Lord of the Rings – Academy Award, Best Director, 2003)

1963 – Dermot Mulroney, Alexandria VA, actor (Samantha, Sunset, Long Gone)

1963 – Mikkey Dee, Swedish musician, drummer for Motörhead

1964 – Colm Ó Cíosóig, Irish drummer (My Bloody Valentine, Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions)

1964 – Darryl Worley, American country singer

1966 – Ad-Rock, [Adam Horowitz], rocker (Beastie Boys-You Gotta Fight)

1967 – Vanilla Ice, American rapper (Ice Ice Baby) and actor (Cool as Ice)

1970 – Linn Berggren, Swedish singer (Ace of Base)

1970 – Rogers Stevens, American guitarist (Blind Melon)

1970 – Mitch Harris, American guitarist (Napalm Death, among others)

 

 

 

 

Deaths

1147 – Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester, English politician (bc. 1090)

1448 – Johannes VIII Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantine, dies

1517 – Fra Bartolommeo, Italian artist (b. 1472)

1556 – John Sleidanus, German humanist/historian (Commentary), dies at 50

1641 – Cornelis Jol, Dutch admiral and privateer, dies at about 41

1659 – John Bradshaw, English judge (b. 1602)

1723 – Cosimo III de’ Medici, monarch of Florence (1670-1723), dies at 81

1793 – Pierre V Vergniaud, French politician/police leader, guillotined at 40

1879 – Big Snake, brother of Ponca chief Standing Bear, dies

 

 

1879 – Joseph Hooker, American General (b. 1814)

 

 

 

 

1920 – Alphonse Desjardins, founder of the Caisses populaires Desjardins (b. 1854)

1926 – Harry Houdini, [Erich Weisz], magician, dies in Detroit of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured

1964 – Theodore C Freeman, astronaut, dies at 34 in a T-38 jet air crash

1968 – Ramon Novarro, [Jose RG Samaniegos], actor (Ben Hur), dies at 69

1983 – George S Halas, NFL coach (Chicago Bears), dies at 88

1984 – Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, assassinated by two of her bodyguards at 66

1986 – Robert S Mulliken, US physicist (Nobel 1966), dies at 90

1987 – Joseph Campbell, mythologist (Mythic Image), dies at 83

1988 – John Houseman, actor (Paper Chase, Fog), dies of spinal cancer at 86

1991 – Bert Bertram, actor (How to Steal a Million), dies of cancer at 97

1991 – Joseph Papp, Broadway producer (Chorus Line), dies of cancer at 70

 

 

1993 – Edwin A Walker, US Maj-Gen, dies of lung cancer at 84

 

 

 

 

 

1993 – Federico Fellini, director (La Dolce Vita), dies of stroke at 73

1993 – River Phoenix, actor (Stand By Me), dies of drug overdose at 23

1994 – Lester Sill, pioneer music publisher/record producer, dies at 76

1995 – Rosalind Cash, actress (Emma-Go Tell It on the Mountain), dies at 56

2000 – Ring Lardner, Jr., American screenwriter (b. 1915)

2002 – Raf Vallone, Italian actor (b. 1916)

2005 – Hal Anger, American biophysicist (b. 1920)

2006 – Pieter Willem Botha, President of South Africa (b. 1916)

2010 – Theodore Sorensen, American lawyer and special counsel to John F. Kennedy (b. 1928)

 

 

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USDA Reports Show Fewer Students Buying School Lunch

 

 

School Lunch Fail

 

 

 

 

” It was just a week ago when an Oklahoma teen’s picture of her school lunch went viral on social media.
 
  It turns out that student is not alone in grumbling about school lunches, an investigation by the Washington Bureau discovered.
 
  Since new federal nutrition standards began rolling out in 2012, fewer students are buying school lunches, even though enrollment is going up.
 
  The Cox Washington Bureau reviewed U.S. Department of Agriculture documents and found thousands fewer students bought meals when stricter standards kicked in.
 
  The rules, championed by first lady Michelle Obama and approved by congress, require more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in lunches. Plus, the rules put limits on sodium, sugar, fat and calories.
 
  Nationwide, more than 1 million fewer students are taking advantage of school lunches each day, a drop of nearly four percent since 2012.”

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events

637 – Antioch surrenders to the Muslim forces under Rashidun Caliphate after the Battle of Iron bridge.

701 – John VI of Greece begins his reign as Catholic Pope

942 – Alberic nominates Pope Marinus II (Martinus III)

1077 – German king Henry IV gives away bisdom Utrecht county Staveren

1137 – Battle of Rignano between Ranulf of Apulia and Roger II of Sicily.

1270 – The Eighth Crusade and siege of Tunis ends by agreement between Charles I of Sicily (brother to King Louis IX of France, who had died months earlier) and the sultan of Tunis.

1340 – Battle of Rio Salado.

1389 – French king Charles VI visits pope Clemens VII

1468 – Charles the Stout occupies & plunders Luik

1470 – Henry VI of England returns to the English throne after Earl of Warwick defeats Yorkists in battle.

1485 – Henry VII of England crowned at Westminster Abbey, London

1489 – Peace of Tours, between emperor Maximilian I & Flemings

1502 – Vasco da Gama returns to Calicut for the second time.

1534 – English Parliament passes Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the English church – a role formerly held by the Pope

1768 – 1st Methodist church in US initiated (Wesley Chapel, NYC)

1772 – Capt Cook arrives with ship Resolution in Capetown

1775 – 1st navy in US forms

1864 – Helena, Montana’s capital, founded

1866 – Jesse James gang robs bank in Lexington Missouri ($2000)

1873 – P T Barnum’s circus, “Greatest Show on Earth,” debuts (NYC)

1888 – John J Loud patents ballpoint pen

1893 – Senate approves repealing Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890

1894 – Daniel Cooper patents time clock

 

 

 

1899 – Battle at Ladysmith Natal: Boers beat lt-general Whites army

 

 

 

 

 

 

1901 – Battle at Bakenlaagte: lt-col Bensons unit vs Boers

1905 – Tsar of Russia accepts 1st Duma (Parliament)

1914 – Allied offensive at Ypres (Belgium) begins

1917 – British government gives final approval to Balfour Declaration

1922 – Benito Mussolini forms government in Italy

 

 

 

1938 – Orson Welles panics a nation with broadcast ofWar of the Worlds

 

 

 

 

 

 

1939 – German U boat fails on attack of English battleship Nelson with Winston Churchill, Dudley Pound & Charles Forbes aboard

1941 – USS Reuben James torpedoed by Germans, even though US is not in war

1942 – 8th day of battle at El Alamein: new Australian assault

1943 – Molotov-Eden-Cordell Hull accord over operations at UN

1944 – Anne Frank (of Diary fame) is deported from Auschwitz to Belsen

1944 – Last transport for Auschwitz arrives in Birkenau

1944 – Scottish Highlanders liberate Waalwijk

1944 – Sweden announces intention to stay neutral & refuse sanctuary in WW II

1947 – 23 countries sign GATT agreement in Geneva

1948 – Operation Hiram: Israelis take control of Galilee

1952 – Clarence Birdseye sells 1st frozen peas

1953 – Dr Albert Schweitzer & Gen George C Marshall win Nobel Peace Prize

1954 – Defense Department announces elimination of all segregated regiments

1956 – Israel captures Egyptian militay post at El-Thamad

1957 – Soviet Union launches, Sputnik II, carrying a dog named Laika

1960 – Michael Woodruff performs the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

1965 – Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Las Cruces Golf Open

1965 – Fireworks explosions kill 50 in Cartagena, Colombia

1968 – Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Lars Onsager (thermodynamics)

1968 – Nobel prize for physics awarded to Luis Alvarez (bubble chamber)

1972 – Worst US rail accident in 14 years; 45 die in Chicago

1973 – Tom Seaver becomes 1st non-20-game winner to win Cy Young award

1974 – California Angel Nolan Ryan throws fastest recorded pitch (100.9 MPH)

1974 – Catfish Hunter is named AL Cy Young Award

1974 – Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in 8th round in Kinshasa Zaire (‘The Rumble in the Jungle’)

1975 – NY Daily News runs headline “Ford to City: Drop Dead”

1977 – Panama 747SP lands after polar flight around Earth in record 54:07

1980 – Honduras & El Salvador settle their boundary dispute

1983 – The first democratic elections in Argentina after seven years of military rule are held.

1987 – In Japan, NEC releases the first 16-bit home entertainment system, the TurboGrafx-16, known as PC Engine.

1988 – 2 gambling clubs & 1 player share 61.38 M California lotto jackpot

1988 – Jim Elliott (US) completes 24-hr paced outdoor race for 548.9 mi

1988 – NY Jets finally beat Pittsburgh Steelers for 1st time

1989 – Smith Dairy at Orrville Ohio, makes largest milk shake (1,575.2 gal)

1990 – England-France complete “Chunnel”

1991 – Colombian government negotiate with M-19-guerrilla

1994 – Thomas Nicely reports bug in Intel’s Pentium-processor on Internet

1995 – Quebec Referendum votes to remain part of Canada

2005 – The rebuilt Dresden Frauenkirche (destroyed in the firebombing of Dresden during World War II) is reconsecrated after a thirteen-year rebuilding project.

2012 – Walt Disney purchases Lucasfilm Ltd and its rights for Star Wars and Indiana Jones for $4.05 billion

 

 

Births

1218 – Emperor Chukyo of Japan (d. 1234)

1391 – Eduard, [Dom Duarte], King of Portugal (1433-38)/author

1451 – Christopher Columbus, Genoa Italy on or just before this date. Explorer for Spain of the New World (D. 1506)

1683 – George II [August], King of Great-Britain (1727-60)

1735 – John Adams, Braintree (Quincy) Mass, 2nd president USA (1797-1801)

1807 – James Samuel Wadsworth, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1844 – Harvey W. Wiley, American chemist (d. 1930)

1873 – Francisco Madero, Mexico, revolutionary, president (1911-13)

1880 – Abram F Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal)

 

 

 

1882 – William “Bull” F Halsey, US vice-admiral (WW II Pacific)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1884 – Rudolf Forster, Grobming Austria, actor (Threepenny Opera)

1885 – Ezra Loomis Pound, Hailey Idaho, poet (Cantos), (d. 1972)

1893 – Willi Apel, German/US musicologist (Harvard dictionary of music)

1894 – Jean Rostand, French biologist (d. 1977)

1895 – Gerhard Domagk, German bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (declined) (d. 1964)

1895 – Dickinson W. Richards, American physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)

 

 

 

1896 – Ruth Gordon, Mass, actress (Rosemary’s Baby, Harold & Maude)

 

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1900 – Ragnar Granit Finnish neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1991)

1904 – Paul D Stoop, US vice-admiral (WW II-Coral Sea)

1906 – Giuseppe Farina, Italian race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (d. 1966)

1907 – Albert Rice Leventhal, publisher (Little Golden Books)

1907 – Sol Tax, American anthropologist (d. 1995)

1917 – Ruth Hussey, Providence RI, actress (Another Thin Man, Phila Story)

1918 – Robert Feller, MLB pitcher (Red Sox, led AL in strikeouts 7 times)

1919 – Jane Randolph, actress (Railroaded!)

1924 – Hannelore Weygrand, German FR, equestrian dressage (Oly-silver-1956)

1928 – Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1999)

1929 – Joan Ganz Cooney, founder (Children’s Television Workshop)

1930 – Clifford Brown, [Brownie], US jazz trumpeter/composer

1931 – David Wilson, director of British Museum (1977-92)

1931 – Dick Gautier, Los Angeles California, actor (Hymie-Get Smart, Mr Terrific)

1932 – Louis Malle, France, director (Atlantic City, Black Moon, Viva Maria)

1933 – Ken Berry, actor (Sam-Mayberry RFD, Vinton-Mama’s Family)

1934 – Hamilton Camp, London, actor (Andrew-He & She, Meatballs 2)

1934 – Frans Brüggen, Dutch musician

1935 – Michael Winner, producer/director (Big Sleep, Death Wish)

1935 – Robert Caro, American biographer

1938 – Ed Lauter, Long Beach, New York, American actor (The Artist, The Number 23)

1939 – Eddie Holland, US singer/songwriter (Jamie, Leaving Here)

1939 – Grace Slick, Chicago, rock vocalist (Jefferson Airplane-White Rabbit)

1939 – Leland H. Hartwell, American scientist, Nobel laureate

1940 – Miguel Calderon-Gomez, Havana, basketball player (Olympic-bronze-1972)

1945 – Henry Winkler, NYC, actor (Fonz-Happy Days, Night Shift)

1946 – Andrea Mitchell, NYC, newscaster (NBC-TV, Summer Sunday USA)

1946 – Robert L “Hoot” Gibson, Cooperstown NY, USN/ast (STS 41B,61C,27,47,71)

1949 – David Green, Melbourne Australia, rock bassist (Air Supply)

1949 – Otis Williams, [Otis Miles], TX, rock vocalist (Temptations)

1950 – Phil Chenier, NBA guard (Wash Bullets)

1951 – Harry Hamlin, Pasadena California, actor (Michael Kuzak-LA Law)

1953 – Alexander Fedorovich Poleshchuk, Moscow, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-16)

1953 – Charles Martin Smith, Van Nuys CA, actor (American Graffiti)

1954 – Mario Testino, Peruvian-born English fashion photographer

1955 – Shanna Reed, KC Kansas, actress (Major Dad, Mirrors)

1958 – Kevin Pollak, SF, comedian (Usual Suspects, Grumpy Old Men)

1962 – Danny Tartabull, Miami FL, outfielder (NY Yankees, Chicago White Sox)

1964 – Sandra H Magnus, Belleville Il, PhD/astronaut

1964 – Howard Lederer, American poker player

1965 – Charnele Brown, East Hampton NY, actress (Kim-A Different World)

1965 – Gavin Rossdale, Kilburn, London, English heavy metal vocalist and actor (Bush)

1970 – James Pedro, Danvers Mass, lightweight judoka (Olympics-bronze-92, 96)

1970 – Ekaterini Voggoli, Greek discus thrower

1970 – Ben Bailey, American host of the game show Cash Cab

1978 – Amanda Swafford, American model

1984 – Eva Pigford, American model

1986 – Thomas Morgenstern, Austrian ski jumper

 

 

 

Deaths

1459 – Gianfrancesco Poggio Bracciolini, chancellor of Florence, dies

1553 – Jacob Sturm von Sturmeck, German statesman and reformer (b. 1489)

1583 – Pirro Ligorio, Italian architect/painter/archaeologist, dies at 83

1632 – Henri de Montmorency, French duke/plotter, beheaded

1654 – Emperor Go-Komyo of Japan (b. 1633)

1685 – Michel le Tellier, French statesman (b. 1603)

1690 – Hieronymus van Beverningk, Duitch general, dies at 76

1787 – Ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat, dies at 58

1862 – Ormsby Mcknight Mitchel, US astronomer/Union-general-major, dies at 53

1899 – William Henry Webb, American industrialist and philanthropist (b. 1816)

1912 – James S. Sherman, Vice President of the United States (b. 1855)

1915 – Charles Tupper, sixth Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1821)

1956 – Pío Baroja y Nessi, Spanish Basque writer, author of over 100 novels (The Struggle for Life, Zalacain the Adventurer), dies at 83

1959 – Blonde Dolly, [Sybille A J Niemans], society prostitute, dies at 33

1967 – Charles Trowbridge, actor (Mummy’s Hand), dies at 85

1975 – Gustav Ludwig Hertz, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)

1979 – Sir Barnes Wallis, British scientist, engineer and inventor (b. 1887)

1985 – Kirby Grant, actor/singer (Sky King), dies in an auto accident at 74

1988 – John Houseman, actor (Paper Chase), dies at 86

1988 – T. Hee, American animator (b. 1911)

1991 – William Shea, (Shea Stadium namesake), dies at 84

1992 – Joan Mitchell, American painter and printmaker dies of cancer aged 67

1993 – Hernan Heleno Castro, El Salvadorian guerilla leader, murdered

1993 – Paul Grégoire, Archbishop of Montreal (b. 1911)

1995 – Terry Southern, writer, dies at 71

 

 

 

1997 – Sam Fuller, director/writer (Big Red One), dies at 86

 

Videos

 

 

 

 

2000 – Steve Allen, American comedian, author, and composer (b. 1921)

2002 – Jam Master Jay, American rapper and musician (Run DMC) (b. 1965)

2006 – Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist (b. 1926)

2007 – Robert Goulet, American entertainer (b. 1933)

2007 – Washoe, chimpanzee trained in American Sign Language (b. 1965)

2007 – John Woodruff, American athlete (b. 1915)

2009 – Claude Lévi-Strauss, French anthropologist and ethnologist (b.1908)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ancient Virus Revived From 700-Year-Old Caribou Feces

 

 

 

 

 

” Researchers have reconstituted a viral genome from centuries-old caribou feces frozen in the subarctic, and they’ve used the ancient viruses to infect lab plants. The findings, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week, offer a rare glimpse of viral evolution. 

  Ancient viruses provide snapshots of past diversity and a way to trace viral evolution, but their concentrations are low and intact samples are rarely successfully isolated from the environment. Cryogenically preserved samples in nature may be an untapped repository of preserved ancient viral genetic material. 

  A team led by Eric Delwart from the University of California, San Francisco, analyzed viral genetic material contained in an ice core obtained by drilling through layers of accumulated caribou feces up to 4,000 years old in a permanent ice patch in the Northwest Territories of Canada. Caribou gather on ice patches to escape pesky flying insects and heat in the summertime. After eating nearby veggies, they deposit feces that contain their DNA, partially digested plant material, as well as viruses—which can remain frozen for millennia.”

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

529 BC – The international day of Cyrus the Great, king of Persia, who declared the first charter of human rights in the world also known as Cyrus Cylinder.(see UE 10/17 & 10/12)

439 – Vandalen under Genseric occupy Carthago

1268 – Conradin, the last legitimate male heir of the Hohenstaufen dynasty of Kings of Germany and Holy Roman Emperors, is executed along with his companion Frederick I, Margrave of Baden by Charles I of Sicily, a political rival and ally to the hostile Roman Catholic church.

1390 – First trial for witchcraft in Paris.

1467 – Battle of Brusthem: Charles the Bold defeats Liege

1618 – English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.

1658 – Action of 29 October 1658 (Naval battle)

1665 – Battle of Ambuila, where Portuguese forces defeated the forces of the Kingdom of Kongo and decapitated king Antonio I of Kongo, also called Nvita a Nkanga..

1682 – William Penn lands at what is now Chester Pennsylvania

1727 – Severe earthquake in New England

1792 – Mount Hood (Oregon) is named after the British naval officer Alexander Arthur Hood by Lt. William E. Broughton who spotted the mountain near the mouth of the Willamette River.

1794 – French troops occupies Venlo

1811 – 1st Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans

1814 – “Demologos,” 1st steam-powered warship, is launched

1833 – 1st US college fraternity to have a fraternity house founded

1863 – Intl Comm of Red Cross forms (Nobel 1917, 1944, 1963)

1872 – J S Risdon patents metal windmill

1888 – Lord Salisbury grants Cecil Rhodes charter for BSA Company

1889 – NY Giants (NL) beat Bkln (AA) in world series 6 games to 3

1889 – Queen Victoria grants Cecil Rhodes rights to Zambezia

1905 – Hottentot chief Hendrik Witbooi fataly injured

1914 – Russia declares war on Turkey

1914 – Turkish warships storm Black Sea

1921 – The Link River Dam, a part of the Klamath Reclamation Project, is completed.

1932 – French liner Normandie is launched

1940 – Sec of War Henry L Stimson drew 1st number-158-in 1st peacetime military draft in US history

1942 – 7th day of battle at El Alamein: Montgomery assault(see UE 10/23)

1942 – Alaska highway completed

1944 – 1st Polish Armoured Division liberates Breda Neth

1944 – Cabadese 2nd Infantry division frees Goes South-Beveland

1945 – 1st ball point pen goes on sale, 57 years after it is patented

1947 – Trial of art forger Han of Meegeren begins in Amsterdam

1948 – Israeli forces liberate Meron & Gush-Hale

1954 – Colonel Nasser disbands Moslem Brothership

1956 – Chet Huntley & David Brinkley, NBC News, team up

1956 – Israeli paratroopers drop into Sinai to open Straits of Tiran

1957 – Hand grenade explodes in Israel’s Knesset (Parliament)

1960 – Chartered C46 carrying Cal State’s football team crashes, kills 16

 

 

 

1964 – Star of India & other jewels are stolen in NY

 

 

 

 

 

1966 – Lunar Orbiter 1 crashes on moon: 6.7°N 162°E

1966 – National Organization of Women founded

1967 – London criminal Jack McVitie is murdered by the Kray twins, leading to their eventual imprisonment and downfall.

1969 – Supreme Court orders end to all school desegregation “at once”

1969 – Tom Seaver voted NL Cy Young Award

1975 – Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffer kills 1st victim

1985 – Major General Samuel K. Doe is announced the winner of the first multiparty election in Liberia.

1988 – Soviets 1st scheduled shuttle launch (postponed)

1993 – Dow Jones index reaches record 3687.86

1998 – Hurricane Mitch, the second deadliest Atlantic hurricane in history, made landfall in Honduras.

1998 – Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off on STS-95 with 77-year old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space.

1999 – Deadliest Indian Ocean tropical cyclone hits Orissa, India. This event was known as 1999 Orissa cyclone ever since.

2002 – Ho Chi Minh City ITC Inferno, a fire destroys a luxurious department store with 1500 people shopping. Over 60 people died and over 100 are missing. It is the deadliest disaster in Vietnam during peacetime.

2004 – In Rome, European heads of state sign the Treaty and Final Act establishing the first European Constitution.

2005 – 29 October 2005 Delhi bombings kill more than 60.

2007 – Argentina elects its first female president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

2011 – Record-breaking snowstorm in the northeastern United States leaves nearly 2 million residents without power for more than 36 hours.

 

Births

1463 – Alessandro Achillini, Italian physician/philosopher

1507 – Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, Spanish viceroy of Neth (1566-73)

 

 

 

1656 – Edmund Halleyastronomer (Halley’s Comet) [NS=Nov 8]

 

 

 

 

 

1682 – Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix, French historian (d. 1761)

1690 – Martin Folkes, English antiquarian (d. 1754)

1704 – John Byng, British admiral (d. 1757)

1740 – James Boswell, Scotland, Samuel Johnson’s biographer

1824 – Joseph Horace Lewis, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1904

1827 – Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist (d. 1907)

1844 – Albert von Rothschild, Austrian banker

1857 – Conrad Haebler, German historian (Early printers of Spain/Portugal)

1859 – Charles Ebbets, (namesake of Ebbets Field, Brooklyn)

1891 – Fanny Brice, NYC, singing comedienne (Ziegeld Follies, Baby Snooks)

1899 – Akim Tamiroff, Tiflis Russia, actor (For Whom the Bell Tolls)

1906 – Fredric [William] Brown, US, sci-fi author (Martians Go Home)

1911 – Phillip Jack Oppenheimer, diamond trader

1920 – Baruj Benacerraf, Venezuelan-born immunologist, Nobel laureate

 

 

 

1921 – Bill Mauldin, NMpolitical cartoonist (Pulitzer-1945, 59) (WW II Army grunts)

 

 

 

 

 

 1923 – Dietrich Manicke, composer

1923 – Carl Djerassi, Austrian chemist

1925 – Geraldine Brooks, NYC, actr (Faraday & Co, Dumplings, Act of Murder)

 

 

 

1925 – Zoot Simsjazzman , saxophone player 

 

You Go To My Head

Blues for Two with Joe Pass

Zoot’s Theme

Autumn Leaves

 

 

 

 

1925 – Dominick Dunne, American author

1925 – Robert Hardy, English actor

1926 – Jon[athan Stewart] Vickers, Prince Albert, Canada, tenor

1930 – Peter Stampfel, rocker

1936 – Akiko Kojima, Japanese model

1940 – Galen Weston, English/Canadian industrial/multi-millionaire

1944 – Denny Laine, [Brian Hines], rock guitarist (Moody Blues, Wings)

 

 

 

1946 – Peter Green, [Peter Greenbaum], Londonrocker, bluesman (Fleetwood Mac)

 

 

Jumping at Shadows                       The Thrill Is Gone

Black Magic Woman                        BATH FESTIVAL 1970 with John Mayall

 Like it This Way                               Born Under A Bad Sign

1948 – Kate Jackson, Birmingham Ala, actress (Rookies, Charlie’s Angels)

1949 – Paul Orndorff, wrestler (WCW/SMW/NWA/WWF, Mr Wonderful)

1949 – James Williamson, American guitarist

1952 – Valeri I Tokarev, Russian colonel/cosmonaut

1953 – Denis Potvin, Ottawa Ontario, NY Islander defenseman (Norris trophy)

1956 – Wilfredo Gómez, Puerto Rican boxer

1957 – Dan Castellaneta, American voice actor, Best known as the voice of Homer Simpson

1958 – David Remnick, American writer and editor of The New Yorker

1959 – Finola Hughes, London, actress (Anna-General Hospital, Staying Alive)

1960 – Michael Carter, Dallas Tx, shot putter (Olympic-silver-1984)

1961 – Randy Jackson, Gary In, rocker (Jackson 5-ABC)

1967 – Joely Fisher, LA California, actress (Paige-Ellen)

1967 – Beth Chapman, Star of Dog the Bounty Hunter

1967 – Rufus Sewell, English actor

1968 – Johann Olav Koss, speed skater (Olympics-3 gold-1994)

1969 – Eleni Menegaki, Greek TV presenter

1970 – Chris Thorpe, Waukegan Ill, doubles luger (Olympics-1994)

1971 – Daniel J. Bernstein, American professor

1972 – Takafumi Horie, Japanese entrepreneur

1972 – Gabrielle Union, American actress

1974 – R A Dickey, Nashville Tenn, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)

1974 – Renata Hornofova, Miss Universe-Czech Republic (1996)

1974 – Michael Vaughan, English cricketer

1975 – Kelly Lin, Chinese actress

1976 – Claudia Dopf, Miss Peru Universe (1997)

1981 – Amanda Beard, Newport Beach CA, 100m/200m breaststroke (Oly-2 silv-96)

1983 – Johnny Lewis, Los Angeles, California, actor ( Sons of Anarchy, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem), (d. 2012)

 

 

 

Deaths

490 – Petrus Mongus, patriarch of Alexandria, dies

1038 – Aethelnoth, Archbishop of Canterbury

1138 – Bolesław III Krzywousty, Duke of Poland (b. 1086)

1268 – Conradin, Duke of Swabia (executed) (b. 1252)

1268 – Frederick I, Margrave of Baden (beheaded) (b. 1249)

 

 

 

1618 – Sir Walter RaleighEnglish scholar/poet/historianbeheaded for treason

 

 

 

 

 

1650 – David Calderwood, Scottish historian (b. 1575)

1783 – Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d’Alembert, French philosophe/mathematician, dies at 66

1822 – Dirk van Hogendorp, Dutch earl/general/minister of War, dies at 61

 

 

 

1877 – Nathan Bedford Forrest, American Confederate generaldies at 56

 

 

 

 

 

1885 – George B McClellanUnion army generaldies at 58

 

 

 

 

 

1885 – James Hannington, English missionary, murdered in Uganda

1901 – Leon Czolcosz, assassin of President McKinley, is electrocuted

1911 – Joseph Pulitzer, American newspaperman, dies in Charleston, SC

1933 – Paul, [Prudent] Painlevé, French mathematician/minister/premier, dies

1939 – Dwight B. Waldo, American educator and historian (b. 1864)

1947 – Frances Cleveland Preston, former 1st lady (1885-89 93-97), dies at 83

1951 – Robert G Aitken, US astronomer (New General Catalogue), dies at 86

1957 – Louis B Mayer, MGM producer, dies at 71

1957 – Rosemarie Nitribitt, German call girl (b. 1933)

1958 – Zoe Akins, American playwright (b. 1886)

1963 – Adolphe Menjou, actor (Front Page, Star is Born), dies at 73

 

 

 

1971 – Duane Allmanrock guitaristdies in a motorcycle accident at 24

 

Loan Me A Dime        Whipping Post

Amazing Grace          In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed

Stormy Monday       Studio Jams with Eric Clapton

 

 

 

 

1975 – John Scott Trotter, orchestra leader (George Gobel Show), dies at 67

1985 – John Lodge, actor (Sensation, In Like Flint)/(gov-R-CT), dies at 82

1987 – Woody Herman, bandleader/composer (Thundering Herds), dies at 74

1990 – William French Smith, attorney general (1980), dies at 73 of cancer

1991 – Maria Monica, silent film actress, dies

1992 – Kenneth MacMillan, British choreographer (Manon, Judas Tree), dies

1993 – Raymond Lockhart, TV director (Huntley Brinkley Report), dies at 65

1996 – Patrick Johnson, physicist, dies at 92

1997 – Anton LaVey, American founder of the Church of Satan (b. 1930)

2002 – Glenn McQueen, American animator (b. 1960)

2003 – Hal Clement, American writer (b. 1922)

2004 – Peter Twinn, English mathematician (b. 1916)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

Events

306 – Mark Aurelius Valerius Maxentius proclaimed emperor of Rome

312 – Emperor Constantine the Great beats rivaal Maxentius

969 – Byzantines troops occupy Antioch Syria

1061 – Emperor disposes of bishop Cadalus & Pope Honorius II

1422 – Charles V’s son succeeds him as king Charles VII of France

1467 – Battle at Brustem: Charles the Stoute beats the Luikenaars

1516 – Battle of Yaunis Khan: Turkish forces under the Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha defeat the Mameluks near Gaza.

1531 – Battle of Amba Sel: Imam Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi again defeats the army of Lebna Dengel, Emperor of Ethiopia. The southern part of Ethiopia falls under Imam Ahmad’s control.

1538 – The first university in the New World, the Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino, is established.

1628 – Hugenot bulwark La Rochelle surrenders to Cardinal Richelieu

1636 – Harvard University (Cambridge Mass) founded

1664 – The Duke of York and Albany’s Maritime Regiment of Foot, later to be known as the Royal Marines, is established.

1740 – Ivan VI becomes czar of Russia [OS=Oct 17]

 

 

 

1776 – Battle of White PlainsWashington retreats to NJ

 

 

 

 

1790 – NY gives up claims to Vermont for $30,000

1793 – Eli Whitney applies for a patent on cotton gin

1834 – The Battle of Pinjarra occurs in the Swan River Colony in present-day Pinjarra, Western Australia. Between 14 and 40 Aborigines are killed by British colonists.

1846 – Pioneers suffer blizzard in Sierra Nevada; 42 die

 

 

 

1863 – Battle at Wauhatchie Georgia865 killed or injured

 

 

 

 

 

1864 – Second Battle of Newtonia (American Civil War), Newton County, Missouri

1864 – Battle at Fair Oaks, Virginia, ends after 1554 casualties

1886 – Statue of Liberty dedicated by Pres Grover Cleveland, it is celebrated by 1st confetti (ticker tape) parade in NYC

1914 – German battle cruiser Goeben enters Black Sea

1919 – Volstead Act passed by Congress, start prohibition over Wilson’s veto

1922 – 1st coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a football game

1922 – Benito Mussolini takes control of Italy’s government

1927 – Josip Broz (Tito) begins 7 months jail sentence in Croatia

1929 – Dow Jones plummets 38.33 pts (13%) to 260.64

1936 – FDR rededicates Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary

1939 – Spitfire shoots German Heinkel-111 down above Scotland

1940 – Greece successfully resists Italy’s attack

1940 – Meeting between Hitler & Benito Mussolini in Florence

1942 – 6th day battle at El Alamein: British offensive under Montgomery( see UE 10/23)

1943 – U-220 sinks

1944 – Russia & Bulgaria sign weapon pact

1946 – German rocket engineers begin work in USSR

1948 – Flag of Israel is adopted

1952 – Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Women’s Texas Golf Open

1954 – Ernest Hemingway wins Nobel prize for literature

1959 – Buffalo Bills enter AFL

1961 – Ground broken for Municipal (Shea) Stadium for NY Mets

1962 – Khrushchev orders withdrawal of missiles from Cuba, ending crisis

1962 – NY Giant YA Tittle passes for 7 touchdowns vs Wash Redskins (49-34)

1965 – Gateway Arch (630′ (190m) high) completed in St Louis, Missouri

1971 – England becomes 6th nation to have a satellite (Prospero) in orbit

1974 – Luna 23 launched (landing on Moon)

1982 – NASA launches RCA-E

 

 

 

1986 – The centennial of the Statue of Liberty’s dedication is re-celebrated in New York Harbor.

 

 

 

 

 

1988 – Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen gives $10 million to U Wash library

1992 – Lee Jang Rim predicts that today would be the end of the world!

1994 – Japanese space probe Sakigake passes Earth for 3rd time

1995 – Horse Racing Breeders’ Cup Champs: Cigar, Desert Stormer, Inside Information, My Flag, Northern Spur, Ridgewood Pearl, Unbridled’s Song

1998 – An Air China (Mainland China) jetliner is hijacked by disgruntled pilot Yuan Bin and flown to Taiwan.

 

 

 

2005 – Plame affair: Lewis LibbyVice-president Dick Cheney’s chief of staffis indicted in the Valerie Plame caseLibby resigns later that day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006 – Funeral service for the peace of the executed at Bykivnia forest, outside of Kiev, Ukrainewith reburial of 817 Ukrainian civilians (out of some 100,000) executed by Bolsheviks at Bykivnia in 1930s – early 1940s

 

 

 

 

 

2009 – The 28 October 2009 Peshawar bombing kills 117 and wounds 213.

2009 – NASA successfully launches the Ares I-X mission, the only rocket launch for its later-cancelled Constellation program.

 

 

Births

1017 – Henry III, Roman Catholic German emperor (1046-56)

1466 – Desiderius Erasmus, Holland, humanist and theologian (The Praise of Folly), (d. 1536)

1510 – Francisco Borgia, great grandson of pope Alexander VI/theologist/saint

1585 – Cornelius Otto Jansen, France, Roman Catholic reform leader

 

 

 

1691 – Peder TordenskjoldNorwegian naval hero (d. 1720)

 

 

 

 

 

1697 – Canaletto, Italian artist (d. 1768)

1703 – Antoine Deparcieux, French mathematician (d. 1768)

 

 

 

1793 – Eliphalet RemingtonUS gun maker (UE 08/12)

 

 

 

 

 

1804 – Pierre F Verhulst, Belgium, mathematician (logistic curve)

1810 – Adley Hogan Gladden, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1862

1834 – Dudley McIver DuBose, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1883

 

 

 

1837 – Tokugawa YoshinobuJapan’s last shogun (d. 1913)

 

 

 

 

 

1845 – Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski, Polish physicist (d. 1888)

1846 – Auguste Escoffier, king of chefs & chef of kings

1855 – Ivan V Mitshurin, Russian botanist (new types of fruit)

1864 – Adolfo Camarillo, prominent land owner, horse breeder, and rancher (d. 1958

1875 – Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor, American geographer and editor (d. 1966)

1891 – Ormer Locklear, American movie stunt pilot (d. 1920)

1892 – Eduard J Dijksterhuis, Dutch mathematician/historian (Fall & Throw)

1897 – Hans Speidel, nazi chief-staff/NATO-supreme commander

1902 – Elsa Lanchester, Lewisham London, actress (Bride of Frankenstien)

1903 – Evelyn A Waugh, London, author (Brideshead Revisited, Scoop)

1907 – Edith Head, fashion designer (MGM)

1909 – Francis Bacon, Ireland, painter (Study for a Pope)

 

 

 

1914 – Jonas SalkNYCmedical researcher (polio vaccine)

 

 

 

 

 

1914 – Richard Lawrence Millington Synge, British bio-chemist (Nobel 1952)

 

 

 

1917 – Jack SooAmerican actor (d. 1979)

 

The Jack Soo Retrospective Part 1

Jack Soo,  Retrospective  Part 2

Jack Soo, A Retrospective – Part 3

 

 

 

 

1922 – Butch van Breda Kolff, American basketball coach (d. 2007)

1924 – Antonio Creus, Spanish racecar driver (d. 1996)

1925 – Leonard Starr, comic strip cartoonist (Little Orphan Annie)

1926 – Bowie Kuhn, baseball commissioner (1969-1984)

1928 – Ion Mihai Pacepa, Romanian general

1929 – 1st child born in aircraft, Miami, Florida

1929 – Joan Plowright, Brigg England, actress (Brimstone & Treacle)

 

 

 

1930 – Bernie EcclestoneEnglish motorsports impresario (F1)

 

 

 

 

 

1936 – Charlie DanielsWilmington NCsinger (Devil Went Down to Georgia)

 

Long Haired Country Boy

Orange Blossom Special with Eugene Fodor

The South’s Gonna Do it Again

Still in Saigon

 

 

 

 

1936 – Ted Hawkins, singer/guitarist

1937 – Lenny Wilkins, NBA player/coach (Seattle, Cleveland, Atlanta)

1938 – Anne Perry, English-born novelist

1940 – Gennadi Mikhailovich Strekalov, cosmo (Soyuz T-3, T-8, T-11, TM-21)

1940 – Susan Harris, American television writer and producer

1942 – Kees Verkerk, skater World Champion (1967)/(Olympics-gold-68)

1943 – Charo López, Spanish actress

1944 – Dennis Franz, Maywood Ill, actor (Buntz-Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue)

1944 – Anton Schlecker, German billionaire

1948 – Ricki Lee Reynolds, country singer (Black Oak Arkansas)

1948 – Valeri Viktorovich Baberdin, Russian colonel/cosmonaut

1949 – Bruce Jenner, Mt Kisco NY, decathalete (Olympic-gold-1976)

1950 – Sihem Bensedrine, Tunisian human rights activist

1952 – Annie Potts, Nashville TN, actress (Mary Jo-Designing Women)

1953 – Pierre Boivin, Canadian businessman and hockey executive

 

 

 

1955 – Bill Gates [William Henry], Seattle Washbillionaire founder/CEO (Microsoft)

 

 

 

 

 

1956 – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran

1962 – Daphne Zuniga, SF CA, actress (Jo Reynolds-Melrose Place, Spaceballs)

1964 – Paul Wylie, figure skater (Olympic-silver)

1965 – Jami Gertz, Chicago, actress (Less the Zero, Crossroads, Solarbabies)

1966 – Andy Richter, Yorkville IL, writer/sidekick (Conan O’Brien)

1966 – Kaylynn Hick, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

1967 – Julia Roberts, Smyrna Georgia, actress (Mystic Pizza, Pretty Woman)

1967 – Kevin Macdonald, Scottish film director

 

 

 

1972 – Brad PaisleyAmerican Country musician

 

Letter To Me

I’m Gonna Miss Her

I’m Still A Guy

He Didn’t Have To Be

 

 

 

 

1974 – Joaquin Leaf Phoenix, PR, actor (Russkies, Space Camp)

 

 

Deaths

312 – Maxentius, Roman emperor (b. c. 278)

 

 

 

899 Alfred the GreatEnglish monarchdies

 

 

 

 

 

1138 – Boleslaw III Kryzwousty, [scheefmond], duke of Poland, dies

1225 – Jien, Japanese poet and historian (b. 1155)

1312 – Elisabeth of Tirol, German queen

1520 – Pier Gerlofs Donia, Frisian pirate and freedom fighter

1568 – Ashikaga Yoshihide, Japanese shogun (b. 1539)

1627 – Djehangir/Jahangir, great mogol of India, dies

1646 – William Dobson, English painter (b. 1610)

1703 – John Wallis, English mathematician/cryptographer (wig of W), dies

 

 

 

1704 – John LockeEnglish philosopher (2 treatises of government), dies at 72

 

 

 

 

 

1740 – Anna Ivanova Romanova, empress of Russia (1730-40), dies at 47

1792 – Paul Möhring, German physician and scientist (b. 1710)

1792 – John Smeaton, British civil engineer (b. 1724)

1800 – Artemas Ward, American politician and soldier (b. 1727)

1818 – Abigail Adams, 2nd first lady (1797-1801), dies at 73

1841 – Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist (b. 1792)

1852 – Gerhard M Roentgen, founder Fijenoord dockyard, dies at 57

1877 – Robert Swinhoe, British naturalist (b. 1835)

1899 – Ottmar Mergenthaler, German-born inventor (tuberculosis) (b. 1854)

1916 – Oswald Boelcke, German pilot (b. 1891)

1959 – Camilo Cienfuegos, Cuban revolutionary (b. 1932)

1965 – Ben Barka, Moroccan opposition leader, kidnapped & murdered in Paris

 

 

 

1965 – Earl BosticAmerican saxophonist (b. 1913)

 

Up There in Orbit

Hello Dolly & Days of Wine and Roses

Misty

Moonglow

 

 

 

 

1975 – Oliver Nelson, American jazz composer and arranger (b. 1932)

 

 

 

1987 – Woody HermanUS jazz clarinetist/composerdies at 74

 

 

 Fanfare For The Common Man

Blues in the Night

Sonny Boy

Caldonia

 

 

 

 

1991 – Dudley McConnell, headed NASA’s Earth Science Division, dies

1991 – Sylvia Fine Kaye, US lyricist/composer, dies at 78

1993 – Doris Duke, heiress (American Tobacco Co), dies at 80

 

 

 

1996 – Morey Amsterdamcomedian (Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 87

 

Hollywood Palace with Rose Marie

My Psychiatrist Says

Stump the Stars

 

 

 

 

1998 – Ted Hughes, British poet (b. 1930)

2002 – Erling Persson, Swedish entrepreneur (b. 1917)

2004 – Jimmy McLarnin, Northern Irish-born boxer (b. 1907)

2005 – Richard Smalley, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1943)

2006 – Red Auerbach, American basketball coach and executive (b. 1917)

2006 – Trevor Berbick, Jamaican boxer (b. 1955)

2007 – Porter Wagoner, American country singer (b. 1927)

2010 – James MacArthur, American actor (b. 1937)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guns OK In Nebraska Senior Photos If ‘Tasteful’

 

 

 

 

 

 

” It’s a new twist on the guns-in-schools debate: A district in central Nebraska has told seniors it’s OK to pose with firearms in their senior portraits, which are taken off campus. The students in the Broken Bow district, however, have to abide by a few rules, reports the Omaha World-Herald: Gun photos must be “tasteful and appropriate,” which means no aiming at the camera and no photos that include an “animal in obvious distress.” “

 

Newser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What They’re Saying About Auburn’s 42-35 Victory Against South Carolina

 

 

 

 

 

” Auburn kept its SEC championship hopes alive, but it wasn’t easy Saturday night against South Carolina.

  Steve Spurrier was in a gambling mood in Jordan-Hare Stadium, and for the most part his play calls worked. Luckily for Auburn, its defense stood tall in the fourth quarter and the Tigers held on for a 42-35 victory.

  It was an entertaining game, even if Auburn fans are probably checking their heart rates this morning.

  As you wait for the new rankings to be released this afternoon, check out what they’re saying across the country about Auburn after its 42-35 victory:

 

AL.com

 

 

The game by the numbers from the Tiger’s website :

 

Quick Stats
AU
SC
 Total Plays
62
86
 1st Downs
25
30
     3rd down efficiency
6-8
6-14
     4th down efficiency
0-0
5-6
 Total Yards
551
535
 Passing Yards
156
416
     Comp-Att
13-15
30-53
     Yards per pass
10.4
3.6
 Rushing Yards
395
119
     Rushing attempts
47
33
     Yards per rush
8.4
3.6
 Penalties-Yards
4-53
4-20
 Turnovers
1
3
     Fumbles lost
1
0
     Interceptions thrown
0
3
 Time of Possession
26:29
33:31

 

” It was a wild, wild game, and Auburn’s Nick Marshall, Cameron Artis-Payne and Ricardo Louis needed every yard, every foot, of their monster offensive performances Saturday night to beat South Carolina 42-35 in Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Artis-Payne, the tailback, and Louis, a receiver, each rushed for more than 100 yards and Marshall accounted for four touchdowns and more than 200 total yards as the Tigers smashed their way to 551 yards of offense in a see-saw game that ended with Auburn on top.

Auburn didn’t take the lead until the third quarter, then didn’t take the lead for good until the fourth. South Carolina threw in the end zone on the game’s final play. The pass was intercepted.

When the yards were tallied, a whopping total of 1,086 of them with 55 first downs, Auburn improved to 6-1 overall and 3-1 in the Southeastern Conference. South Carolina fell to 4-4 overall and 2-4 in the league.

The No. 5 Tigers will likely move up in the national rankings as well after LSU beat No. 3 Ole Miss 10-7. Auburn will play the Rebels in Oxford next Saturday.

This Saturday, there were tricks plays and determined efforts. The Gamecocks converted their first five fourth-down tries, but missed on one critical one on a throw in the end zone in the fourth quarter. Carolina had the ball as the game ended, or until Jonathan Jones intercepted the final last throw.

” They went for everything and they got just about everything. They executed when they had to,” said Auburn’s Gus Malzahn.

Auburn took its first lead at 28-21 in the third, on a 5-yard Marshall touchdown run. South Carolina tied it right back up less than two minutes later when Dylan Thompson hit a streaking Pharoh Cooper on a 51-yard scoring play.

The Tigers were unfazed. Louis raced 75 yards for a touchdown a few seconds later. By then, Auburn had 440 yards, of which a whopping 340 came on the ground, with 7:29 left in the third quarter. 

 
  Auburn led 35-28. Until South Carolina tied it again on a Dylan Thompson-to-Nick Jones touchdown pass with 2:20 left in the third quarter.
 
  Artis-Payne rushed for 167 yards on 25 carries and Louis had 102 yards on three carries. Marshall was 12-of-14 passing for 139 yards, and rushed for 89 yards and three touchdowns.
 
  It was an offensive night, for sure. The two teams combined for 894 yards through the first three quarters.
 
  South Carolina was on the doorstep of another score until Jonathan Jones intercepted Thompson in the end zone with 13:17 remaining. Two minutes later, Marshall was scoring on a 9-yard run for a 42-35 Auburn lead.
 
  It was a wild first half, with South Carolina going for it, and making it, on fourth down on a touchdown drive; with a blocking tight end catching his first pass in a year for an Auburn touchdown; and with third-string quarterback Jonathan Wallace catching a toss from Marshall then throwing back to Marshall with his first pass since last season for a 17-yard gain.
 
  Oh, yeah. There were those equally-divided 42 first-half points with Auburn averaging 8.1 yards a snap and South Carolina averaging 7.6.
 
  South Carolina led 7-0, 14-7 and 21-14. Each time, Auburn had an answer, mixing in the pass with a strong running game to match the Gamecocks every step of the way.
 
  South Carolina was first up, scoring on its first drive when Dylan Thompson threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Shaq Rolland. Auburn tied it when Marshall hit Brandon Fulse with a 3-yard TD pass, his first catch since last year late in the first quarter.
 
  Carolina went back up when Thompson hit Cooper with a 16-yard TD pass. Auburn countered with a 2-yard touchdown run by Cameron Artis-Payne. The Tigers then held Carolina, but Quan Bray fumbled after a nice punt return to set up the Gamecocks for a 27-yard touchdown pass from Thompson to Mike Davis.
 
  That made it South Carolina 21-14 with 5:05 left in the second quarter. Auburn came back with the Marshall-to-Wallace-to-Marshall trickery, then Marshall raced 37 yards up the middle for a touchdown to tie the game 21-21 with 2:35 left in the half.
 
  The teams got there in different ways. Auburn had 277 yards, 203 of which game running. South Carolina had 267 yards, 211 via the pass. “

 

 

War Eagle !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

740 – An earthquake strikes Constantinople, causing much damage and death.

1366 – Comet 55P/1366 U1 (Tempel-Tuttle) approaches 0.0229 AUs of Earth

1387 – Amsterdam buccaneer Herman of Kuinre sign peace

1407 – Mobs attack Jewish community of Cracow

1492 – Columbus’ fleet anchors on Ragged Island Range, Bahamas

1492 – Lead pencils 1st used

1529 – Thomas More appointed English Lord Chancellor

1662 – Charles II of England sold Dunkirk to France

1667 – Aru Palakka’s occupies Makassar (Goa)

1682 – William Penn accepts area around Delaware River from Duke of York

1774 – 1st Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia

 

 

 

1774 – Minute Men organized in colonies

 

 

 

 

 

1776 – Benjamin Franklin departed from America for France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution.

 

 

 

1787 – First “Federalist Papers” publishedcalls for ratification of Constitution

 

 

 

 

 

1795 – Pinckney’s Treaty between Spain & US is signed, establishing southern boundary of US & giving Americans right to send goods down Mississippi

1810 – US annexes western Florida

1825 – Erie Canal between Hudson River & Lake Erie opened

1858 – Hamilton Smith patents rotary washing machine

1859 – The Royal Charter is wrecked on the coast of Anglesey, north Wales with 459 dead.

1861 – Pony Express ends

1863 -Football Association forms  Soccer rules standardized; rugby starts as a separate game

1863 – Worldwide Red Cross organized in Geneva

1864 – Union troops ambush & kill ‘Bloody’ Bill Anderson in Richmond MI

1868 – White terrorists kill several blacks in St Bernard Parish La

1869 – 1st American steeplechase horserace (Westchester, NY)

 

 

 

1881 – Gunfight at OK Corralin TombstoneAz

 

 

 

 

 

1900 – After 4 years of work, 1st section of NY subway opens

1901 – 1st use of “getaway car” occurs after holding up a shop in Paris

1905 – 1st Soviet (workers’ council) formed, St Petersburg, Russia

1905 – Union of Sweden & Norway ends

1916 – Margaret Sanger arrested for obscenity (advocating birth control)

1917 – Petrograd Soviet accepts establishment of Military

1922 – Italian government resigns under pressure from fascists & Benito Mussolini

 

 

 

1940 – The P-51 Mustang makes its maiden flight.

 

 

 

 

 

1941 – US savings bonds go on sale

1942 – 2nd day of Battle of Henderson Field, Guadalcanal

1942 – 4th day in battle at El Alamein: Australian breakthrough

 

 

 

1942 – Battle of Santa CruzUSS South Dakota  shoots down a record 32 enemy planes

 

 

 

 

 

1947 – The British Military Occupation ends in Iraq.

1949 – President Harry Truman increases minimum wage from 40 cents to 75 cents

1950 – 630 Dutch volunteers depart (on)to Korea

1950 – Mother Teresa founds Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India

1950 – South Korean troops reach Chosan at Chinese boundary

1951 – Emile Zatopek runs world record 30,000m, 25,000m & 15 miles

1951 – Rocky Marciano defeats Joe Louis at Madison Square Garden

1951 – Winston Churchill re-elected British PM

1954 – Chevrolet unveils V-8 engine

1954 – Walt Disney’s 1st television program, “Disneyland,” premieres on ABC

1955 – British troops occupy Saudi-Arabic oil field at Boeraimi

1955 – Ngo Dinh Diem proclaims Vietnam a republic with himself as pres

1956 – UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency statute approved

1957 – USSR fires defense minister, Marshal Georgi Zhukov

1958 – PanAm flies 1st transatlantic jet trip-NY to Paris

1961 – 1st Saturn launch vehicle made a flight test

1964 – Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show

1964 – Eric Edgar Cooke becomes last person in Western Australia to be executed.

1965 – Sylvia Likens tortured by teen girl gang

1966 – 1st Pacific communications satellite launched, Intelsat 2

 

 

 

1966 – US aircraft carrier Oriskany catches fire at Gulf of Tonken43 die

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1968 – Soyuz 3 launched

1970 – “Doonesbury” comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers

1972 – Guided tours of Alcatraz (by Park Service) begin

1972 – Henry Kissinger declares “Peace is at hand” in Vietnam

 

 

 

1973 – Israeli forces reach Suez, trapping Egyptian army

 

 

 

 

 

 

1973 – President Nixon released 1st White House tapes on Watergate scandal

1977 – 5th & final test of space shuttle Enterprise

 

 

 

1977 – The last natural case of smallpox was discovered in Merca district, SomaliaThe WHO and the CDC consider this date the anniversary of the eradication of smallpoxthe most spectacular success of vaccination.

 

 

 

 

 

1978 – Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat named winners of 1978 Nobel Peace Prize

1978 – Independent Counsel Act is signed into law.

1979 – Park Chung-hee, President of South Korea is assassinated by KCIA head Kim Jae-kyu. Choi Kyu-ha becomes the acting President; Kim is executed the following May.

1980 – 10th NYC Women’s Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:25:41.3

1980 – 11th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:41

1982 – Steve Carlton became 1st pitcher to win 4 Cy Young awards

1987 – Dow Jones down 156.83 points

1987 – Head of Salvadoran Human Rights Comm assassinated by death squads

1988 – Donald Trump bills Mike Tyson $2,000,000 for 4 month advisory service

1988 – US-Soviet effort free 2 grey whales from frozen Arctic, Barrow, AK

1992 – The command and control system of the London Ambulance Service fails catastrophically.

1994 – Jordan & Israel sign peace accord

1995 – Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Mossad agents assassinate Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shikaki in his hotel in Malta.

1999 – Britain’s House of Lords votes to end the right of hereditary peers to vote in Britain’s upper chamber of Parliament.

2001 – The United States passes the USA PATRIOT Act into law.

 

 

 

2002 – Moscow Theatre SiegeApproximately 50 Chechen rebels and 150 hostages die when Russian Spetsnaz storm a theater building in Moscowwhich had been occupied by the rebels during a musical performance three days before.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2003 – The Cedar Fire, the second-largest fire in California history, kills 15 people, consumes 250,000 acres (1,000 km²), and destroys 2,200 homes around San Diego.

 

 

 

Births

1427 – Archduke Sigismund of Austria (d. 1496)

1473 – Friedrich of Saxony (d. 1510)

1491 – Zhengde, Emperor of China (d. 1521)

1609 – William Sprague, English co-founder of Charlestown, Massachusetts (d. 1675)

1645 – Aert de Gelder, Dutch painter (King David)

1684 – Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin, Prussian field marshal (d. 1757)

1757 – Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Austrian philosopher (d. 1823)

1759 – Georges Danton, France, revolutionary leader/min of Justice

1768 – Eustachy Erazm Sanguszko, Polish general and politician (d. 1844)

1791 – Charles Sprague, Boston, banker/poet (Curiosity)

1794 – Konstantin Thon, Russian architect (d. 1881)

 

 

 

1800 – Helmuth K B von MoltkePrussian general-fieldmarshal

 

 

 

 

 

1802 – King Miguel of Portugal (d. 1866)

1804 – Lorenzo Thomas, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1875

1824 – Arthur Middleton Manigault, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)

1830 – Stephen Elliott Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1866

1837 – James Lawlor Kiernan, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1869

1849 – Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, German mathematician (d. 1917)

1855 – Charles W. Post, American entrepreneur (Post Cereals) (d. 1914)

1865 – Benjamin Guggenheim, American businessman (d. 1912)

1874 – Martin Lowry, British chemist (d. 1936)

1888 – Nestor Ivanovich Makhno, Ukrainian anarchist Insurrectionary leader (d. 1934)

1894 – John S Knight, WV, publisher (Knight-Rider)

1898 – Beryl Rubinstein, composer

 

 

 

1911 – Mahalia JacksonNew Orleansgospel singer (Whole World in his Hands)

 

Amazing Grace

PRECIOUS LORD TAKE MY HAND

Newport Jazz Festival 1958 : “Everybody Talkin’ ‘Bout Heaven”, “Didn’t It Rain” ,”The Lord’s Prayer”

 

 

 

 

 

1912 – Don[ald] Siegel, Chicago IL, director (Escape from Alcatraz, Shootist)

1913 – Stuart J[ames] Byrne, US, sci-fi author (Star Man, God Man)

 

 

 

1914 – Jackie CooganLA Californiaactor (Uncle Fester-Addams Family), (d. 1984)

 

 

 

 

The Kid (1921)

“MY BOY”

Uncle Fester

 

 

 

 

1915 – Joe Fry, British racing driver (d. 1950)

1916 – Francois Mitterand, Jarnac France, President of France (1981-95)

 

 

 

1917 – Felix the Catcartoon character

 

Feline Follies (1919) – 1st Felix the Cat Cartoon

Theme Song

Picnic to the Past!

1919 – Edward W Brooke, 1st black senator in over 80 yrs (Sen-R-Mass)

1919 – Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Aryamehr, Shah of Iran (1941-79)

1924 – Tom F Lewis, (Rep-R-Florida, 1983- )

1925 – Jan Wolkers, Dutch sculptor/novelist (Brief American)

1926 – Yuri Aleksandrovich Letunov, Russia, cosmonaut

1929 – Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (The Jordanaires) (d. 2000)

1933 – Suzy Parker, San Antonio Tx, model/actress (Chamber of Horrors)

1938 – Charles W Stenholm, (Rep-D-Texas, 1979- )

 

 

 

1938 – Ralph Bakshianimator (Lord of RingsFritz the CatMighty Mouse)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1939 – Vladimir Mikhailovich Beloborodov, cosmonaut

1940 – Mario Orosco, 1st victim of NYC’s Zodiac killer (survives)

1942 – Bob Hoskins, British actor

1945 – Pat Conroy, American writer (Great Santini, Prince of Tides)

1946 – Ivan Reitman, director/producer (Private Parts, Ghostbusters, Dave)

1946 – Keith Hopwood, rock guitarist (Herman’s Hermits)

1946 – Pat Sajak, Chicago, TV host (Wheel of Fortune, Pat Sajak Show)

1946 – Holly Woodlawn, Puerto Rican actress

1947 – HillaryClinton, Chicago, lawyer/1st lady (1993-2001)

1947 – Jaclyn Smith, Houston Tx, actress (Kelly-Charlie’s Angel, Nightkill)

1947 – Ian Ashley, British racing driver

1949 – Kevin Sullivan, wrestler (WCW/ECW/SMW/NWA/Georgia/CWFI)

1950 – Chuck Foreman, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings)

1951 – Bootsy Collins, Cin, rocker (Parliaments-We Got the Funk)

1951 – Maggie Roche, rocker (Roches)

1953 – Jennifer Roberson, US, sci-fi author (Shapechangers, Sword-Maker)

1953 – Julian Keith Strickland, Athens Ga, drummer (B-52’s-Rock Lobster)

1955 – Stephen K Robinson, Sacramento California, PhD/astronaut (STS 85, sk:95)

1959 – Evo Morales, President of Bolivia

1960 – June Brigman, American comic book artist

1962 – Carey Elwes, London England, actor (Glory, Princess Bride)

1963 – Natalie Merchant, US singer/songwriter (10,000 Maniacs)

1963 – Ted Demme, American film and television director (d. 2002)

1965 – Kelly Rowan, Canadian actress and producer.

1967 – Shelly Stokes, Sacramento California, softball catcher (Olympics-gold-96)

1967 – Keith Urban, New Zealand singer

1971 – Cinnamon Woods, Anderson Ind, diver (Olympics-96)

1973 – Brian Smith, Cedar Rapids Iowa, speed skater (Olympics-1994)

1973 – Taka Michinoku , Japanese professional wrestler

1973 – Seth MacFarlane, American animator

1975 – Katja Riipi, ice hockey left wing (Finland, Oly-98)

1975 – Tammy Cleland, Sanford FL, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)

1977 – Jon Heder, American actor

1982 – Adam Carroll, British racing driver

1984 – Sasha Cohen, American figure skater

 

 

 

Deaths

899 – Alfred the Greatwriter/king of Wessex (871-99), dies

 

 

 

 

 

1132 – Floris the Black, brother of earl Dirk VI of Holland, murdered

1235 – Andres II Arpad, King of Hungary (1205-35), dies

1440 – Gilles de Rais, French marshal, killer of 140 children, hanged

1576 – Frederick II the Vrome, ruler of Palts, dies

1633 – Horio Tadaharu, Japanese warlord (b. 1596)

1640 – Pietro Tacca, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at 63

1764 – William Hogarth, British painter (b. 1697)

1773 – Amédée-François Frézier, French military engineer and explorer (b. 1682)

1817 – Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Austrian scientist (b. 1727)

 

 

 

1864 – “Bloody Bill” AndersonAmerican Civil War rebel guerrilla leader (b. 1839)

 

 

 

 

 

1866 – John Kinder Labatt, Irish-Canadian brewer (Labatt Brewing Company) (b. 1803)

1868 – B F Randolph, SC state senator, assassinated

1881 – Billy Clanton, brother of Ike, dies

1896 – Paul-Armand Challemel-Lacour, French statesman (b. 1827)

 

 

 

1902 – Elizabeth Cady StantonAmerican feminist and suffragette (b. 1815)

 

 

 

 

 

1909 – Horiboemi Ito, Prince of Japan, assassinated by a Korean

1930 – Harry Payne Whitney, American businessman (b. 1872)

1931 – Charles Comiskey, baseball team owner (b. 1859)

1936 – Bob Dellemijn, Lourdes-ganger/Franco-volunteer, dies in battle at 18

1937 – Józef Dowbór-Muśnicki, Polish general (b. 1867)

1943 – Marc Aurel Stein, Hungarian-born archaeologist (b. 1862)

1945 – Paul Pelliot, French explorer (b. 1878)

1945 – Alexei Krylov, Russian engineer and mathematician (b. 1863)

1952 – Hattie McDaniel actress (Gone With the Wind), dies at 57

1965 – Sylvia Likens, American torture victim (b. 1949)

1968 – Erich Von Stroheim, actor/director (Napoleon), dies of cancer at 52

 

 

 

1972 – Igor SikorskyRussian-American aviation pioneer and helicopter builderdies at 83

 

 

 

 

 

1989 – Charles J. Pedersen, American Nobel laureate (b. 1904)

1990 – William Paley, CEO (CBS), dies of a heart attack at 89

1991 – Lori Rae Matthews, crushed to death by an artist’s 485 lb umbrella

1993 – Absolutely Nobody, [David Powers], Wash lt-gov candidate, dies at 37

1994 – Wilbert Harrison, singer, dies at 65

1995 – Georgia Neese Gray, 1st Woman Treasurer of USA, dies at 95

1996 – Gordon Scarrott, engineer, dies at 80

1996 – Hans Walter Kosterliz, biochemist, dies at 93

1999 – Hoyt Axton, American actor and country music singer-songwriter (b. 1938)

2002 – Movsar Barayev, Chechen militant (b. 1979)

2006 – Pontus Hultén, Swedish art collector and museum director (b. 1924)

2007 – Khun Sa, Burmese warlord (b. 1934)

2008 – Tony Hillerman, American writer (b. 1925)

2010 – Glen “Frosty” Little, American circus clown (b. 1925)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events

625 – Boniface V ends his reign as Catholic Pope

1131 – Crowning of Louis VII the Young, King of France

1147 – Seljuk Turks defeat German crusaders under Conrad III at the Battle of Dorylaeum.

1315 – Adam Banastre, Henry de Lea and William Bradshaw, led an attack on Liverpool Castle.

 

 

 

1415 – Battle of AgincourtWelsh longbow defeat armored knights

 

 

 

 

 

1492 – Christopher Columbus’ ship Santa Maria lands at Dominican Republic

1555 – Emperor Karel puts son Philip II in charge of Netherlands/Naples/Milan

1621 – Gov Bradford of US colony Plymouth disallows sport on Christmas Day

1671 – Giovanni Cassini discovers Iapetus, satellite of Saturn

1747 – British fleet under Admiral Sir Edward Hawke defeats the French at the second battle of Cape Finisterre.

1760 – George III ascends British throne

1764 – John Adams marries Abigail Smith (marriage lasts 54 years)

 

 

 

1812 – US frigate United States captures British vessel Macedonian

 

 

 

 

 

1825 – Erie Canal opens, linking Great Lakes & Atlantic Ocean

 

 

 

1854 – Charge of Light Brigade (Battle of BalaklavaCrimean War), 409 die

 

 

 

 

 

1854 – Prince Menshikov of Krim occupies British base at Balaclava

1859 – Merchant vessel Royal Charter runs aground at Liverpool, 459 die

1861 – Battle of Wilson’s Creek, MI (Springfield)

1861 – The Toronto Stock Exchange was created.

1864 – Battle of Marais Des Cygnes River, Kansas (Mine Creek)

1864 – Skirmish at Mine Creek, KS & Turkeytown, AL

1870 – Pimlico Race Course opens in Baltimore

 

 

 

1881 – Wyatt EarpDoc Holliday & The Clantons engage in “Shootout at OK Corral

 

 

 

 

OK Corral Sheriff Wyatt Earp

 

 

 

 

1891 – 1st International 6 day bike race (NY Madison Square Garden) ends

1893 – Battle of Shangani, Matabeleland: Dr Jameson beats Ndebeles

1900 – England annexes Transvaal

1902 – Santa Maria Guatemala hit by Earthquake; about 6,000 die

1906 – US inventor Lee de Forest patents “Audion,” a 3-diode amplification valve which proved a pioneering development in radio & broadcasting

1918 – Canadian steamship “Princess Sophia” hit a reef off Alaska, 398 die

1923 – Senate committee publishes 1st report on Teapot Dome scandal

1924 – “Little Orphan Annie” comic strip 1st published

1932 – Benito Mussolini promises to remain dictator for 30 years

1935 – Hurricane-produced floods kill 2,000 in Jeremie & Jacmel Haiti

1942 – 3rd day of battle at El Alamein: British offensive(see UE 10/23)

 

 

 

1942 – Battle of Henderson Field Guadalcanal begins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1942 – Fieldmarshal Rommel back in North-Africa

1944 – Battle at Cape Engano: 4 Japanese ships sink

1944 – Battle at Samar-island

 

 

 

1944 – Battle in Straits of SurigaoJapanese fleet destroyed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1945 – Japanese surrender Taiwan to Gen Chiang Kai-shek

1946 – 1st trial against nazi war criminals (Neurenberg)

1947 – Sam Breadon sells Cards to Robert Hannegan & Fred Saigh for $4M

1950 – Sukarno appointed president of Republic Indonesia

1951 – Peace talks aimed at ending Korean War resumed in Panmunjom

1953 – Coal mine in Seraing Belgium explodes, 26 die

1955 – Austria resumed its sovereignty after departure of last Allied occupation forces, for 1st time since German occupation of 1938

1955 – Tappan sells 1st microwave oven

1960 – 1st electronic wrist watch placed on sale, NYC

1960 – Cuba nationalizes all remaining US businesses

1962 – American author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize in literature

1962 – Stevenson demands USSR amb Zorin answer regarding Cuban missle bases saying “I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over”

1964 – Viking Jim Marshall runs 66 yards in wrong direction for a safety

1965 – Rolling Stones release “Get Off of My Cloud”

1971 – General Meeting of UN agrees to admit China PR

1971 – Roy Disney dedicates Walt Disney World

1971 – UN votes to expel Chinese Nationalist-ruled Taiwan & admit Red China

1972 – Eddy Merckx (Belgium) covers 30 miles, 1,258 yards in 1 hr

1972 – Nobel prize for economics awarded to Kenneth J Arrow & John R Hicks

1973 – Chris Wills wins 1st National hang-gliding championship

1974 – Air Force fires 1st ICBM

1976 – Gov Wallace grants full pardon to Clarence Norris, last known survivor of 9 Scottsboro Boys who were convicted in 1931 rape

1978 – Padres Gaylord Perry is 1st to win Cy Young in both leagues (NL)

1980 – Mike Weaver KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

1981 – George Steinbrenner scuffles with 2 fans in a hotel elevator

 

 

 

1983 – US invades GrenadaOperation Urgent Fury

 

 

 

 

 

1984 – Hepatitis virus is discovered

1986 – International Red Cross ousted from South Africa

1986 – Michael Sergio Parachutes into Shea Stadium during game 6 of WS

1990 – Evander Holyfield KOs Buster Douglas in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

1990 – NY Daily News goes on strike (lasts through March, 1991)

1993 – Airbus A310 of Air Nigeria hijacked, 1 dead

1994 – Susan Smith claims her 2 kids were carjack (she actually killed them)

1996 – Frank, brother of Yank manager Joe Torre, receives a heart transplant

.2001 – Windows XP first became available.

2004 – Fidel Castro, Cuba’s President, announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned by November 8.

2009 – The 25 October 2009 Baghdad bombings kills 155 and wounds at least 721.

 

 

Births

1102 – William Clito, Count of Flanders (d. 1128)

1330 – Louis II of Flanders (d. 1384)

1360 – Louis, founder of house of Anjou

1510 – René/Renata de France, duchess of Ferara/daughter of Louis XII

1528 – Seerp Galama, Dutch nobleman/soldier/politician

1683 – Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, British politician (d. 1757)

1692 – Elisabeth Farnese, princess of Parma/queen of Spain

1709 – John Wagenaar, Amsterdam merchant/historian, baptised

1800 – Thomas Babington Macaulay, England, poet/historian (Ivry, Naaseby)

1802 – Joseph Montferrand, Canadian logger and strong man (d. 1864)

1811 – Évariste Galois, French mathematician (d. 1832)

1819 – Zachariah Cantey Deas, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1882

1825 – Johann Baptist Strauss, (the younger), Austria, composer (Waltz King)

1838 – Georges Alexandre-Cesar-Leopold Bizet, France, composer (Carmen)

1843 – Gleb Uspensky, Russia, author (Power of the Soil)

1856 – Dragutin Gorjanovic-Kramberger, Croatian paleontologist (d. 1936)

1864 – John Francis Dodge, American automobile pioneer (d. 1920)

 

 

 

1869 – John Heismanpioneering football coach/trophy namesake

 

 

 

 

 

 

1877 – Henry Norris Russell, astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram)

 

 

 

1881 – Pablo PicassoMalaga Spainartist (3 DancersGuernica), (d. 1973)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1888 – Richard E Byrd, Virginia, admiral/polar explorer (1926)

1892 – Leo G. Carroll, English actor (d. 1972)

 

 

 

1902 – Henry Steele CommagerPitts Pahistorian (Atlas of Civil War)

 

 

 

 

 

1902 – Eddie LangAmerican jazz guitarist (d. 1933)

 

PICKIN’ MY WAY with Carl Kress

Perfect

Guitar Blues with Lonnie Johnson

Eddie’s Twister

 

 

 

 

1910 – William Higinbotham, American physicist (d. 1994)

1912 – Jack Kent Cooke, NFL team owner (Washington Redskins)

1912 – Minnie Pearl, [Sarah Ophelia Colley], Tenn, (Grand Old Opry, Hee-Haw)

1913 – Klaus Barbie, gestapo chief (Lyon)

1915 – Ivan M. Niven, Canadian mathematician (d. 1999)

1923 – Bobby Thomson, HR hitter (Giants win the pennant)

1924 – Billy Barty, Millsboro Pa, 3’9″ actor (Under the Rainbow, Foul Play)

1927 – Franklin “Bud” Held, javelin world champ (1949, 51, 53-55)

1928 – Anthony Franciosa, [Papaleo], NYC, actor (Jeff-Name of the Game)

1928 – Marion Ross, Albert Lea Mn, actress (Marion-Happy Days, Bkln Bridge)

1929 – Roger John Tayler, astrophysicist

1932 – Lev Nikolayevich Smirenny, cosmonaut

1935 – Russell Luis Schweickart, Neptune NJ, astronaut (Apollo 9)

1936 – Sir Martin Gilbert, British historian

1940 – Bobby Knight, college basketball coach (Indiana, Olympic-gold-1984)

1941 – Anne Tyler, American writer (Accidental Tourist)

1941 – Helen Reddy, Melbourne Australia, rock vocalist (I Am Woman)

1943 – Roy Lynes, England, rock organist (Status Quo)

 

 

 

1944 – Jon AndersonEnglish rock singer for Yes

 

Roundabout

Close to the Edge

Yours Is No Disgrace

And You And I

 

 

 

 

1944 – James Carville, American political stategist and commentator

1947 – Glenn Tipton, rock guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin’ the Law)

1947 – John Hall, rocker

 

 

 

1948 – Dan GableWaterloo Iowa68kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-gold-72)

 

 

 

 

 

1948 – Dave Cowens, NBA forward (Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks)

1948 – Daniel Mark Epstein, American poet and biographer

1950 – John Matuszak, Milwaukee Wisc, NFLer (Raiders)/actor (Hollywood Beat)

1953 – Muffin Spencer-Devlin, Piqua OH, LPGA golfer (1985 MasterCard Pro-Am)

1954 – Mike Eruzione, Winthrop Mass, jockey player (Olympics-gold-1980)

1957 – Robbie Macintosh, rock guitarist/vocalist (Pretenders)

1963 – Tracy Nelson, California, American actress (Glitter, Square Pegs, Father Dowling)

1980 – Ilana Goldfogel, Denver Colo, pairs skater (& Erik Schulz)

1984 – Katy Perry [Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson], pop singer (I Kissed A Girl, Waking Up In Vegas)

 

Deaths

304 – Marcellinus, bishop of Rome, dies

625 – Boniface V, Italian Pope (619-25), dies

1047 – Magnus I Godhi, king of Norway/Denmark (1035-47), dies

1154 – Stefanus van Blois, king of England (1135-54), dies

 

 

 

1400 – Geoffrey Chaucerauthor (Canterbury Tales), dies in London

 

 

 

 

 

 

1415 – Anton van Bourgondie, French son of Philip the Stout/duke, dies at 31, Agincourt
1415 – Eduard, duke of York, dies at 45, Agincourt
1415 – Philip of Nevers, French earl, dies in battle, Agincourt
1415 – Robert of Bar, French knight, dies in battle, Agincourt

1604 – Claude de la Tremoille, French duke of Thouars/huguenot, dies

1676 – Justus G Schottel [Schottelius], German linguistic/poet, dies at 64

1845 – Carel H Verhuell, Dutch/French vice-admiral, dies at 81

1855 – Willem F earl van Bylandt, military, dies at 84

1892 – Caroline Lavinia Scott Harrison, 1st lady (1889-1892), dies at 60

1902 – Frank Norris, writer, dies at 32

1943 – H van Zanten, guerrilla leader on North Sumatra, executed

1944 – Fake Krist, nazi collaborator, killed

1957 – Umberto “Albert” Anastasia, US gangster (Murder Inc), dies at 55

1961 – Peter Jensen, co-inventer (loud speaker), dies at 75

1968 – Jean Schlumberger, French writer (Passions), dies

1981 – Ariel Durant, US author (Story of Civilization), dies at 83

1985 – Morton Downey, singer (Star of the Family), dies at 83

1986 – Forrest Tucker, actor (O’Rourke-F Troop, Dusty Trail), dies at 67

1991 – Bill Graham, rock concert promoter (Filmore, Dylan), dies at 60

1991 – Khigh Dhiegh, actor (Forbidden Nights), dies of heat failure at 75

 

 

 

1992 – Roger Millercountry singer (King of the Road), dies at 56

 

Do Wacka Do

Dang Me

King Of The Road with Johnny Cash

England Swings

 

 

 

 

1993 – Mary C Lawton, jurist (CIA’s Agency Seal Medallion), dies at 58

1993 – Philip P Cohen, Doctor (Nobel), dies at 85

 

 

 

1993 – Vincent Priceactor (RavenFly), dies of lung cancer at 82

 

THE RAVEN

Monster Mash

Vincent Price Roasts Bette Davis

SNL Halloween at Vincent Price’s pad

Wreck Of Nazi U-Boat 576, US Freighter Found Off Coast

 

 

 

 

 

” The wreck of a Nazi submarine sunk during World War II has been found off the coast of North Carolina, maritime authorities announced Tuesday.

  U-boat 576 was found just 240 yards from another wreck: the American freight ship, Bluefields, which it torpedoed in the Battle of the Atlantic in 1942.

  The twin wrecks were found just 30 miles off the North Carolina coast, the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration said.

” Most people associate the Battle of the Atlantic with the cold, icy waters of the North Atlantic,” said David Alberg at the NOAA. “But few people realize how close the war actually came to America’s shores.” “

 

 

“… how close the war actually came to American shores.” is an understatement as the fact is German spies were actually put ashore on the beach in sleepy Amagansett , New York from a sister U-Boat on the night of June 12/13 1942 …

 

 

” Shortly after midnight on June 13th, four trained German saboteurs landed on the beach near the Coast Guard Station at Amagansett, Long Island. They had made the voyage across the Atlantic in a German submarine and had rowed ashore in a collapsible rubber boat containing clothing, explosives, and several thousand dollars in cash. On June 17th, four other saboteurs were similarly landed from a submarine at Ponte Vedra Beach, south of Jacksonville, Florida. On June 27th, J. Edgar Hoover announced the arrest of all eight saboteurs and the discovery of maps and plans for a two year program designed to destroy war plants, railways, water works and bridges in the United States.”

 

 

   Read more about the infiltration in Jacksonville four days later , as well as the landing in Maine in November of 1944 . The report on NOAA’s location of U-576 and the merchant ship Bluefields continues here .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

1260 – Saif ad-Din Qutuz, Mamluk sultan of Egypt, is assassinated by Baibars, who seizes power for himself.

1260 – The spectacular Cathedral of Chartres is dedicated in the presence of King Louis IX of France; the cathedral is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

1360 – The Treaty of Brétigny is ratified at Calais, marking the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years’ War.

1492 – 24 Jews are burned at stake in Mecklenburg Germany

1596 – -26] Battle at Kerestes: Ottoman beat Austria-Hungary & Germany

1648 – Treaty of Westphalia ends 30 year war & Holy Roman Empire

1656 – Treaty of Vilnius: Russia & Poland sign anti-Swedish covenant

1681 – Earl of Shaftesbury accused of high treason in London

 

 

 

1812 – Napoleonic WarsThe Battle of Maloyaroslavets takes place near Moscow.

 

 

 

 

 

1861 – West Virginia seceded from Virginia

1882 – Dr Robert Koch discovers germ that causes tuberculosis

 

 

 

1899 – Battle at RietfonteinSouth AfricaBoers vs British army

 

 

 

 

 

1901 – 1st woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (Anna Taylor)

1903 – George Sutton becomes billard champ

1904 – 1st NY subway opens

1911 – Robert Scott’s expedition leaves Cape Evans for South Pole

1911 – Orville Wright remained in the air 9 minutes and 45 seconds in a glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina setting a new world record that stood for 10 years.(see UE 10/05)

1917 – Battle at Caporetto: German & Austria smash Italian army

1922 – Irish Parliament adopts a constitution for an Irish Free State

1924 – Nobel prize for fysiologie/medicine awarded to W Einthoven

1926 – Harry Houdini’s last performance, which was at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit, Michigan.

 

 

 

1929 – “Black Thursday,” start of stock market crashDow Jones down 12.8%

 

 

 

 

 

1931 – Gangster Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years for tax evasion

 

 

 

 

 

 

1931 – George Washington Bridge connecting NY to NJ opens

1938 – US forbids child labor in factories

1939 – Nylon stockings go on sale for 1st time (Wilmington Delaware)

1940 – 40 hour work week goes into effect (Fair Labor Standards of 1938)

1942 – 2nd day of battle at El Alamein: British infantry

1944 – US air raid on Jap battleships/cruisers in Sibuya Sea: Musashi sinks

 

 

 

1944 – US aircraft carrier Princeton sinks at Philippines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1944 – US capt David Mccampbell shoots down 9-11 Jap planes in Gulf of Leyte

1946 – A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket takes the first photograph of earth from outer space.

1948 – Bernard M Baruch introduces term “Cold War”

1954 – Dwight D. Eisenhower pledges United States support to South Vietnam

1956 – Soviet troops invade Hungary, Imre Nagy becomes PM of Hungary

1957 – The USAF starts the X-20 Dyna-Soar program.

1960 – Disaster on USSR (Baikonoer) launch pad, kills missile expert Nedelin & team (165 die-unconfirmed); USSR claims killed in plane crash

1962 – In Cuban missile crisis, the US blockade of Cuba begins (see UE 10/14)

1963 – Sandy Koufax is unanimous winner of Cy Young Award

 

 

 

1964 – Belgian para’s liberate 1,000 white hostages in Stanleyville

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

1964 – Zambia (N Rhodesia) gains independence from Britain (National Day)

1971 – Harry Drake sets longest arrow flight by a footbow (1 mile 268 yds)

1973 – Heavy fog causes 65 car collision killing 9 on NJ Turnpike

1973 – Yom Kippur War ends, Israel 65 miles from Cairo, 26 from Damascus

1976 – Hua Guofeng succeeds Mao as China’s party leader

1980 – Iraqi troops occupies Khorramshar

1980 – Polish government legalizes independent labor union Solidarity

1984 – Steffi Graf plays her 1st pro tennis match

1987 – Bork’s supreme court nomination rejected by senate

1988 – Traveling Wilburys Volume One is released

1988 – Typhoon Ruby sinks Philippine ferry; hundreds drown

1989 – Rev Jim Bakker is sentenced to 50 years for fraud

1998 – Launch of Deep Space 1 comet/asteroid mission

 

 

 

2002 – Police arrest spree killers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvoending the Beltway sniper attacks in the area around Washington, DC.

 

 

 

 

 

2003 – Concorde makes its last commercial flight.

2004 – 10 people, including 4 family members of Rick Hendrick, are killed in a plane crash near Martinsville Speedway. The plane was owned by NASCAR team Hendrick Motorsports.

2008 – “Bloody Friday” saw many of the world’s stock exchanges experienced the worst declines in their history, with drops of around 10% in most indices.

 

Births

51 – Domitian, Roman Emperor (d. 96)

1378 – David Stewart, Duke of Rothesay, heir to the throne of Scotland (d. 1402)

 

 

 

1632 – Antonj van LeeuwenhoekHolland , naturalist (Philosophical Transactions)

 

 

 

 

 

1763 – Dorothea von Schlegel, German novelist (d. 1839)

1788 – Sarah Josepha Hale, author (Mary Had a Little Lamb)

1794 – Friedrich B Freiherr von Gagern, German/Dutch army commandant

1815 – John Edwards, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1894

1830 – Belva Bennett Lockwood, attorney (1st lady to argue in Supreme Court)

1855 – James S. Sherman, Vice President of the United States (d. 1912)

1868 – Alexandra David-Néel, French explorer and writer (d. 1969)

1875 – Konstantin Yuon, Russian painter (d. 1958)

1887 – Octave Lapize, French cyclist (d. 1917)

1890 – Chicago Mainbocher, uniform designer (Red Cross, Girl Scouts, Waves)

1891 – Rafael L Trujillo Molina, president/dictator of Dom Rep (1930-61)

1892 – Kurt Huber, German philosopher/resistance fighter

1894 – Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Bengali author (d. 1987)

1903 – Melvin Purvis, American FBI agent (d. 1960)

1904 – Moss Hart, Bronx NY, playwright (You Can’t Take it With You, Act 1)

1906 – Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician (d. 1968)

1908 – John Alwyne Kitching, zoologist

1911 – Clarence M Kelley, FBI head

 

 

 

1911 – Sonny TerrySingerBluesman , Harmonica Player

 

 

 

 

Hooray, Hooray, These Women Is Killin’ Me                               Drinkin’ Wine

Crow Jane Blues                                                                    Cornbread and Peas

Key to the Highway with Brownie McGhee                                Midnight Special

Walk On                                                                                    Shoutin’ The Blues

 

 

 

 

1915 – Bob KaneAmerican cartoonist (d. 1998)

 

 

 

 

 

1915 – Roger Milliken, American millionaire

1919 – Frank Piasecki, American aeronautical engineer (d. 2008)

1920 – Marcel-Paul Schützenberger, French mathematician (d. 1996)

1926 – Y A Tittle, AAFC/NFL QB (Baltimore, SF, NY Giants, MVP 1963)

1929 – George H Crumb, Charleston WV, composer (Pulitzer 1968-Echoes of Time)

 

 

 

1930 – Big Bopper, [JP Richardson], Sabine Pass Txvocalist (Chantilly Lace)

 

Chantilly Lace

WHITE LIGHTNING

Bopper’s Boogie Woogie

Purple People Eater Meets the Witch Doctor

 

 

 

 

1932 – Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)

1932 – Robert Mundell, Kingston, Ontario, economist and Nobel laureate (1999)

1936 – Bill Wyman, England, rocker (Rolling Stones-Under My Thumb)

1936 – David Nelson, NYC, actor (Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet)

1940 – David Sainsbury, English billionaire/founder (Dutch Soc-Dem)

1946 – Jerry Edmonton, Canada, rock drummer (Steppenwolf)

1947 – Kevin Kline, St Louis, actor (Sophie’s Choice, Big Chill)

1948 – Dale “Buffin” Griffin, rock drummer (Mott The Hoople)

1960 – Ian Baker-Finch, Nambour Queensland, PGA golfer (1991 British Open)

1960 – Jaime Garzón, Colombian journalist and comedian (d. 1999)

1960 – Joachim “Jo” Winkelhock, German race car driver

 

 

 

1961 – Susan Leigh StillAugusta Galt cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 83, 94)

 

 

 

 

 

1962 – B D Wong, SF CA, actor (Freshman, Mystery Date)

1966 – Roman Abramovich, Russian oil magnate

1968 – Robert Wilonsky, American journalist

1970 – Rob Leslie-Carter, British Engineer and Project Manager

1980 – Monica, American singer

1980 – Zac Posen, American fashion designer

1981 – Mallika Sherawat, Indian actress

1981 – Tila Tequila, American model

1983 – Brian Vickers, American race car driver

1983 – Adrienne Bailon, American actress and singer

1983 – Keyshia Cole, American singer

 

Deaths

996 – Hugo Capet, king of France (987-96), dies at 58

1375 – King Valdemar IV of Denmark (b. 1320)

 

 

 

1537 – Jane Seymour3rd wife of Henry VIIIdies

 

 

 

 

 

1579 – Albrecht V von Wittelsbach, duke of Bavaria, dies at 51

 

 

 

1601 – Tycho Braheastronomerdies in Prague at 54

 

 

 

 

 

1669 – William Prynne, English Puritan leader (b. 1600)

1672 – John Webb, English architect (b. 1611)

1708 – Kowa Seki, Japanese mathematician

1821 – Elias Boudinot, American President of the Continental Congress (b. 1740)

 

 

 

1852 – Daniel Websterlawyer/speaker/minister of Foreign affairsdies at 70

 

 

 

 

 

1860 – Elie Decazes, French Bourbon Restoration politician, dies at 80

1864 – James Jay Archer, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 46

1875 – Raffaello Carboni, Italian writer

1898 – Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (b. 1824)

1915 – Désiré Charnay, French archaeologist (b. 1828)

1922 – George Cadbury, British chocolate and cocoa manufacturer (b. 1839)

1929 – Peter J Blok, Dutch historian, dies at 74

1944 – Louis Renault, French automobile manufacturer (b. 1877)

1945 – Vidkun Quisling, Norwegian Min of Defense/PM (1942-45), executed at 58

1957 – Christian Dior, French designer (New Look), dies at 52 in Italy

1966 – Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician (b. 1896)

1970 – Richard Hofstadter, US historian, dies at 54

 

 

 

1972 – Jackie Robinson1st black baseball player (Bkln Dodgers), dies at 53

 

 

 

 

 

1975 – Ismail Erez, Turkish ambassador, killed by car bomb in Paris

1980 – Leonid Georiyevich Ivanov, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33), dies at 30

1983 – Jessica Savitch, news anchor (NBC-TV), dies at 35

1984 – Edith Massey, actress (Polyester, Pink Flamingos), dies at 66

1985 – Richie Evans, American NASCAR driver (b. 1941)

 

 

 

1991 – Gene Roddenberrycreator (Star Trek), dies of cardiac arrest at 70

 

 

 

 

 

1993 – Ben Scholtens, historian (Gaama Duumi), murdered at 39

1994 – Alexandr Nikolaievich Shelepin, dir of KGB (1958-61), dies

1994 – Raul Julia, actor (Addams Family), dies of stroke at 54

1995 – Ronald Selby Wright, minister, dies at 87

1997 – Don Messick, cartoon voice (Astro-Jetsons, Bamm Bamm), dies at 62

2004 – Randy Dorton, American race car crew member (b. 1954)

 

 

 

2004 – Ricky HendrickAmerican race car team owner (b. 1980)

 

 

 

 

 

2005 – Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist (b. 1913)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

4004 BC – Creation of the world begins according to the calculations of Archbishop James Ussher

 

42 BC – Roman Republican civil warsSecond Battle of Philippi – Brutus’s army is decisively defeated by Mark Antony and OctavianBrutus commits suicide.

 

 

 

 

502 – The Synodus Palmaris, called by Gothic king Theodoric the Great, discharges Pope Symmachus of all charges, thus ending the schism of Antipope Laurentius.

1086 – Battle of az-Zallaqah: Army of Yusuf ibn Tashfin defeats the forces of Castilian King Alfonso VI

1091 – Tornado (possible T8/F4) strikes the heart of London killing 2 and demolishing the then wooden London Bridge

 

1157 – The Battle of Grathe Heath ends the civil war in DenmarkKing Sweyn III is killed and Valdemar I restores the country.

 

  

1588 – Medina Sidonia’s Spanish Armada returns to Santander

 

1641 – Outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641 – anniversary commemorated by Irish Protestants for over 200 years

 

 

 

1642 – Battle at Edgeville (Warwick): King Charles I vs English parliament

1644 – Sea battle of Fehmarn Sont: Adm Thijssen beats Denen

1694 – American colonial forces, led by Sir William Phipps, fail to seize Quebec.

1702 – -24] Battle in Bay of Vigo: Neth/Engl fleet destroy Span/French fleet

  

1739 – War of Jenkins’ Ear startsBritish Prime MinisterRobert Walpolereluctantly declares war on Spain.

 

 

1760 – 1st Jewish prayer books printed in US

1775 – Continental Congress approves resolution barring blacks from army

1790 – Slaves revolt in Haiti (later suppressed)

1805 – Sailing ship “Aeneus” sinks off Newfoundland killing 340

1814 – 1st plastic surgery is performed (England)

1824 – 1st steam locomotive is introduced

1864 – Battle of Westport, Missouri

1864 – Union General Samuel R Curtis defeats Confederate General Stirling Price

1871 – Columbia & Sappho (US) beat Livonia (UK) in 3rd America’s Cup

1910 – Blanche Scott became 1st woman solo a public airplane flight

1915 – 1st national horseshoe throwing championship (Kellerton, Iowa)

1915 – 25,000 women march in NYC, demanding right to vote

  

1917 – 1st Infantry division “Big Red One” shoots 1st US shot in WW I

 

 

1920 – Chicago grand jury indicts Abe Attell, Hal Chase, & Bill Burns as go-betweens in Black Sox World Series scandal

1921 – Green Bay Packers play 1st NFL game, 7-6 win over Minneapolis

1934 – Jean Piccard & Jeanette Ridlen attain balloon height of 17.341 m (rec)

1935 – Dutch Schultz, Abe Landau, Otto Berman, and Bernard “Lulu” Rosencrantz are fatally shot at a saloon in Newark, New Jersey in what will become known as The Chophouse Massacre.

1941 – Walt Disney’s “Dumbo” released

  

1942 – During WW IIBritain launches major offensive at El AlameinEgypt

 

 

1942 – All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard an American Airlines DC-3 airliner are killed when it is struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber near Palm Springs, California. Amongst the victims is award-winning composer and songwriter Ralph Rainger (“Thanks for the Memory”, “Love in Bloom”, “Blue Hawaii”).

1943 – 1st Jewish transport out of Rome reaches camp Birkenau

 

1943 – Burma railway (Railway of Deathopens

 

 

1944 –  Battle of Leyte Gulf  begins

 

 

1944 – Soviet army invades Hungary

1947 – Husband & wife Dr Carl Cori & Dr Gerty Cori are 1st spouses to be awarded joint Nobel Prizes

1954 – Britain, England, France & USSR agree to end occupation of Germany

1956 – 1st video recording on magnetic tape televised coast-to-coast

1956 – Revolt against Stalinist policies begins in Hungary

1956 – Thousands of Hungarians protest against the government and Soviet occupation. (The Hungarian Revolution is crushed on November 4).

1957 – 1st test firing of Vanguard satellite launch vehicle, TV-3

1958 – Soviet novelist Boris Pasternak, wins Nobel Prize for Literature

1958 – USSR lends money to UAR to build Aswan High Dam

1958 – The Springhill Mine Bump – An underground earthquake traps 174 miners in the No. 2 colliery at SpringhillNova Scotiathe deepest coal mine in North America at the timeBy November 1, rescuers from around the world had dug out 100 of the victims, marking the death toll at 74.

 

 

1959 – Chinese troops move into India, 17 die

 

1962 – USAF Major Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 40,800m

 

 

1964 – Japanese beat Russian for 1st Olympic Gold in woman’s volleyball

1968 – Kip Keino (Kenya) wins gold medal for 1,500m (3 min 34.9 sec)

1970 – Gary Gabelich sets auto speed record 622.4 mph (1,001 kph)

1973 – Nixon agrees to turn over White House tape recordings to Judge Sirica

1975 – Battle between Cuba & South Africa troops in Angola

1977 – Panamanians vote 2:1 to approve new Canal treaties

1977 – Paleontologist Elso Barghoorn announces that 34-billion-year-old one-celled fossils, the earliest life forms, had been discovered

1978 – CBS raises LP prices to $8.98

1983 – 400,000 demonstrate in Brussels, against cruise missile

  

1983 – Suicide terrorist truck bomb kills 243 US personnel in Beirut Marine Barracks 

 

 

 

 

 

1988 – Robert Bork’s supreme court nomination rejected by US Senate

1989 – Browns’ Bernie Kosar sets club record with a 97-yard TD pass

  

1991 – Clarence Thomassworn in as Supreme Court Justice

 

 

1991 – Dr Jack Kevorkian’s suicide machine kills 2 women

1993 – 7 killed by IRA-bomb attack in Belfast

1997 – Dow Jones drops 186.88 pts

1998 – Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reach a “land for peace” agreement.

2001 – The Provisional Irish Republican Army of Northern Ireland commences disarmament after peace talks.

2001 – Apple releases the iPod.

2002 – Moscow Theatre Siege begins: Chechen rebels seize the House of Culture theater in Moscow and take approximately 700 theater-goers hostage(see UE 

2004 – A powerful earthquake and its aftershocks hit Niigata prefecture, northern Japan, killing 35 people, injuring 2,200, and leaving 85,000 homeless or evacuated.

2011 – A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Van Province, Turkey, killing 582 people and injuring thousands.

Births

1503 – Isabella of Portugal, queen of Spain and empress of Germany (d. 1539)

1516 – Charlotte de Valois, princess of France (d. 1524)

1543 – Juan de la Cueva, Spain, dramatist

1634 – Hedvig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen of Sweden (d. 1715)

1654 – Johann Bernhard Staudt, composer

1698 – Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French court architect (Palace de la Concorde)

1705 – Maximilian Ulysses Count Browne, Austrian field marshal (d. 1757)

1752 – Nicolas Appert, inventor (food canning, bouillon tablet)

1762 – Samuel Morey, American inventor (d. 1843)

1767 – H Benjamin Constant, [de Rebeque], French politician/writer

1771 – Jean-Andoche Junot, French general (d. 1813)

1788 – Sarah Hale, founder (Seaman’s Aid Society of Boston)

1810 – [Sarah] Margaret Fuller Ossoli, US feminist/revolutionary (NY Tribune)

1813 – Ludwig Leichhardt, German explorer (d. 1848)

1820 – James Monroe Goggin, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1889

1824 – Thomas Gamble Pitcher, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1895

1828 – Turner Ashby, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1862

1835 – Adlai Stevenson, (D) 23rd VP (1893-97)

1873 – William D. Coolidge, American physicist and inventor (d. 1975)

1875 – Gilbert N. Lewis, American chemist (d. 1946)

1896 – André Lévêque, French engineer (d. 1930)

 

1905 – Felix BlochSwiss/US nuclear physicist (Nobel 1952)

 

 

1910 – Hayden Rorke, Bkln NY, actor (Dr Bellows-I Dream of Jeannie)

 

1925 – Johnny CarsonCorning Iowacomedian (Tonight ShowWho Do You Trust)

Johnny Carson on politics

Johnny talks about the new fall television season

Betty White and Johnny Carson as Adam and Eve

Johnny Carson is a Politician Taking a Polygraph Test

 

1931 – Diana Dors, [Fluck], Swindon England, actress (Berserk!, Steaming)

1931 – Jim Bunning, Phillies pitcher (perfect Game vs Mets 1965)/(Rep-R-Ky)

1935 – Chi Chi Rodriguez, Rio Piedras PR, PGA golfer (1972 Byron Nelson)

1938 – John Heinz, (Sen-R-PA, 1977- )

1940 – Freddie Marsden, Liverpool, rock drummer (Gerry & The Pacemakers)

1940 – Pelé [Edson Arantes do Nascimento], Três Corações, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Brazilian footballer (Player of the Century – 1281 goals in 1363 games)

1942 – Anita Roddick, English cosmetic manufacturer (Body Shop)

1942 – Michael Crichton, Chicago, novelist (Andromeda Strain, Congo, Looker), (d. 2008)

1945 – Kim Larsen, Danish singer

1946 – Miklos Nemeth, Hungary, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1976)

1948 – Brian Ross, American journalist

1954 – Ang Lee, director (Ice Storm, Wedding Banquet, Sense & Sensibility)

1956 – Dwight Yoakam, Pikeville Ky, country singer (Honky Tonk Man)

1959 – Weird Al Yankovic [Alfred Matthew], California, parody singer (Eat It, UHF, Naked Gun)

1959 – Sam Raimi, actor (Indian Summer, Thou Shalt Not Kill Except)

1960 – Wayne Rainey, American motorcyclist

  

1960 – Randy PauschAmerican computer science professorauthor

 

 

1962 – Christo van Rensburg, South Africa, tennis star

1962 – Doug Flutie, CFL/NFL quarterback (Argonauts, Generals, Bears, Pats)

1965 – Al Leiter, Toms River NJ, pitcher (Florida Marlins, NY Mets)

1965 – Augusten Burroughs, American writer

  

1966 – Alex ZanardiItalian racecar driver

 

  

1972 – Tiffany Milbrett, Portland Oregon, soccer forward (Olympics-96)

1975 – Keith Van Horn, NBA forward (NJ Nets)

1976 – Julie Howard, Brantford ON, 100m/200m backstroker (Olympics-27-92, 96)

1976 – Cat Deeley, English model and television personality

1980 – Jade Davidson, Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)

1981 – Jeroen Bleekemolen, Dutch racing driver

1984 – Izabel Goulart, Brazilian model

1985 – James Kotecki, American political blogger

 

 

 

Deaths

42 BC – Marcus Junius Brutus, Roman senator (b. 85 BC)

930 – Daigo, Emperor of Japan (b. 885)

1260 – Koetoez, Turkish sultan of Egypt, murdered

1450 – Johannes van Capestrano, Italian saint, dies at 70

1581 – Michael Neander, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1529)

1764 – Emmanuel-Auguste de Cahideuc, Comte Dubois de la Motte, French naval officer (b. 1683)

1799 – William Paca, US judge/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 58

1892 – Mehemed Emin Pasja, German explorer, murdered at 52

1899 – W Penn Symons, British gen-maj, dies in battle

1901 – Georg von Siemens, founder (Deutsche Bank), dies

  

1921 – John B DunlopScottish inventor air tire (Dunlop Rubber), dies at 81

 

 

1929 – Thomas F Tout, historian (Manch school of historiography), dies at 74

1935 – Abe Landau, US gangster, murdered

1935 – Dutch Schultz [Arthur Flegenheimer], US gangster, murdered at 33

1935 – Otto “Aba Daba” Berman, US gangster, murdered

  

1939 – Zane GreyUS western writer (Spirit of the Border), dies at 67

 

 

 

1942 – Georg Stumme, German general/commandant of African corps, dies

1944 – Hana Brady, Holocaust victim

1944 – Charles Glover Barkla, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1877)

 

1950 – Al Jolson, [Asa Yoelson], singer/actor (Jazz Singer), dies at 64

 

 

Mammy

Swanee

Camptown Races

Toot Toot Tootsie

 

1963 – Raphael HLAJM Verwilghen, architect/urban developer, dies at 78

1969 – Tommy Edwards, rocker, dies at 47

1976 – Leonard Lee, US R&B-singer (Shirley & Lee-I’m Gone), dies at 40

1978 – Maybelle Carter, country singer (Johnny Cash Show), dies at 69

1983 – Jessica Savage, Margate NJ, newscaster (NBC Weekend), dies at 36

1984 – Oskar Werner, actor (Farenehit 451), dies of a heart attack at 61

1986 – Edward A Doisy Sr, discoverer of vitamin K (Nobel 1943), dies at 92

1996 – Diana Trilling, writer, dies at 91

2002 – Adolph Green, American lyricist and playwright (b. 1915)

2004 – Robert Merrill, American baritone (b. 1919)

2005 – John Muth, American economist (b. 1930)

2007 – John Ilhan, Australian entrepreneur, Crazy John’s mobile phones (b. 1965)

2010 – Leo Cullum, American cartoonist (d. 1942)

2011 – Marco Simoncelli, Italian motorcycle racer (b. 1987)

2011 – John McCarthy, American computer scientist and pioneer in the field of Artificial Intelligence, inventor of the Lisp programming language.(b. 1927)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘WRAP’ Torture Device Used On Incarcerated Arkansas Youth Ignites Outrage

 

 

” A bizarre was photo taken at the Yell County Juvenile Detention Center in Arkansas, and it has been obtained from a FOIA request and released on the internet, currently going viral.

  The picture displays a teen in a restraint system similar to a straightjacket, except it appears to cover a person’s face completely.  Perhaps the most bizarre aspect of this photographic evidence of torture, is the appearance of the thing covering the teen’s face.

  What is that thing covering the kid’s face? Why does it look like duct-tape with disturbing cross-eyed cartoon eyes drawn on it with sharpie? That might just be indicative of a whole process of humiliation that accompanies this abuse.”

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

362 – The temple of Apollo at Daphne, outside of Antioch, is destroyed in a mysterious fire.

794 – Emperor Kanmu relocates Japanese capital to Heiankyo (now Kyoto).

1335 – Ex-emperor Hanazono became a Zen priest

 

 

 

1633 – Ming dynasty fight with Dutch East India Company at Battle of Liaoluo Bay .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1721 – Czar Peter the Great becomes “All-Russian Imperator”

1746 – Princeton University (NJ) received its charter

1797 – 1st sky diver (Andre-Jacques Trim, above Paris)

1819 – 1st ship sails by Erie-channel (Rome-Utica)

 

 

 

1836 – Sam Houston inaugurated as 1st elected pres of Republic of Texas

 

 

 

 

 

1862 – Confederate troops reconquer Cumperland Gap, Tennessee

1875 – Sons of American Revolution organizes

1877 – The Blantyre mining disaster in Scotland kills 207 miners. Those widows and orphans who were unable to support themselves were evicted by the mine owners and likely sent to the Poor House.

1881 – Boston Symphony Orchestra gives its 1st concert

1883 – 1st NY Horse Show held (Madison Sq Garden)

1884 – General Gordon receives letter of Mahdi

1897 – World’s 1st car dealer opens in London

1899 – British troops flee Dundee, Natal South Africa

1904 – Russian fleet shoots at British fishing ship

1906 – 3000 blacks demonstrate & riot in Phila

1907 – Ringling Brothers Greatest Show on Earth buys Barnum & Bailey circus

1907 – Panic of 1907: A run on Knickerbocker Trust Company stock sets events in motion that will lead to a depression.

1910 – Dr. Crippen is convicted at the Old Bailey of poisoning his wife and was subsequently hanged at Pentonville Prison in London.

1913 – Explosion at Dawson NM coal mine kills 263 mine workers

1928 – Pres Hoover speaks of “American system of rugged individualism”

1933 – Primo Carnera beats Paulin in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1934 – In East Liverpool, Ohio, notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd is shot and killed by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents.

1936 – 1st commercial flight from mainland to Hawaii

1938 – Chester Carlson demonstrates 1st Xerox copying machine

1942 – 1st ships of invasion fleet for Oran (Algeria) leave Scotland

1948 – Egyptian flagship King Farouk sunk by Israel

1951 – Earthquake hits Formosa, 100 killed

1954 – West Germany joins North Atlantic Treaty Organization

1956 – A concrete girder weighing 200 tons kills 48 in Karachi, Pakistan.

 

 

 

1962 – JFK imposes naval blockade on Cubabeginning missile crisis

 

 

 

 

 

1963 – 225,000 students boycot Chicago schools in Freedom Day protest

1964 – EMI rejects audition by “High Numbers,” they go on to become The Who

1964 – French philosopher/author Jean-Paul Sartre refuses Nobel prize

1973 – Israeli troops reconquer mountain Hermon

1973 – Security Council Resolution 338-cease fire to Yom Kippur War

1975 – Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 soft-lands on Venus

1976 – Rick Barry (SF), begins then longest NBA free throw streak of 60

1976 – Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs. The dye is still used in Canada.

1977 – International Sun-Earth Explorers 1 & 2 launched into Earth orbit

1979 – Deposed Shah of Iran arrives in NY for medical treatment

1979 – Walt Disney World’s 100-millionth guest

1981 – Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization decertified

1981 – US national debt tops $1 trillion

1983 – Two correctional officers are killed by inmates in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspired the Supermax model of prisons.

1984 – NFL quarterback Ken Stabler retires

1987 – Nobel prize for literature awarded to Joseph Brodsky

1989 – Red Khmer occupies Pailin in Cambodia

1991 – General Motors announces 9 month loss of $US2.2 billion

1993 – Cosmonaut Aleksandr Serebrov makes record 9th space walk

1994 – Statue of Sam Houston unveiled in Texas

1994 – Tony Rominger bicycles world record time (53,832 km)

1997 – Yahoo completes purchase of Four11

1997 – NY Ranger Wayne Gretsky wife Janet is knocked unconcious & gets 2 stitches while watching the game as a plexiglass falls on her

 

 

 

Births

1071 – William IX, Duke of Aquitaine and poet (d. 1126)

1197 – Emperor Juntoku of Japan (d. 1242)

1592 – Gustaf Horn, Swedish soldier and politician (d. 1657)

1688 – Nadir Shah of Persia (d. 1747)

1689 – King John V of Portugal (d. 1750)

1729 – Johann Reinhold Forster, German botanist (d. 1798)

1809 – Volney E. Howard, American politician (d. 1889)

1810 – Henry Bohlen, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1862

1811 – Franz Liszt, Raiding Hungary, romantic composer/virtuoso pianist ( Faust Symphony), (d. 1886)

1821 – Collis Potter Huntington, American railroad executive (d. 1900)

 

 

 

1844 – Sarah BernhardtFranceactress (CamilleQueen Elizabeth)

 

 

 

 

 

1873 – Gustaf John Ramstedt, Finland-Swedish linguist and diplomat (d. 1950)

1881 – Clinton Davisson, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)

1883 – Adolf A Joffe, Russian revolutionary/writer (Brest-Litovsk)

1896 – Charles Glenn King, biochemist (discovered vitamin C)

1901 – Charles Huggins, Canada, US physician

1903 – George Beadle, US biologist (Nobel 1958)

1905 – Constance Bennett, NYC, actress (Easiest Way, Ladies in Love)

1907 – Jimmy Foxx, baseball HR hitter (534, Detroit Tigers)

1913 – Annette Rogers, US sprinter (Olympic-gold-1932, 36)

1913 – Bo Dai, last emporer of Vietnam

1916 – Michael F Howard, British Major-General (Gold Stick to the Queen)

1917 – Joan Fontaine, Tokyo Japan, actress (Gunga Din, Ivanhoe, Rebecca)

1919 – Doris Lessing, Kermanshah Iran, novelist (Golden Notebook)

1920 – Timothy Leary, Harvard prof (LSD taker)

1921 – Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician (d. 1986)

 

 

 

1925 – Robert RauschenbergPort Arthur Texpainter (Gloria)

 

 

 

 

 

1929 – Dory Previn, Rahway NJ, pop singer (Love Be My Cover)

1933 – Donald Herod Peterson, Winona Mississippi, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 6)

1935 – Judy Devlin Hashman, 10 time badminton champ (1957-67)

1938 – Christopher Lloyd, Stamford Ct, actor (Taxi, Back to the Future)

1938 – Derek Jacobi, London, actor (Lanner-Strauss Family, Dead Again)

1942 – Annette Funicello, Utica NY, actress (Mickey Mouse Club)

1943 – Allen James Coage, NYC, HW judo (Olympic-bronze-1976)

1943 – Bobby Fuller, Texas, rock vocalist/guitarist (Bobby Fuller Four)

1943 – Catherine Deneuve, [Dorleac], Paris, actress (Repulsion, Hunger)

1943 – Jan de Bont, Dutch film director

 

 

 

1945 – Leslie West, [Weinsteinrocker (Mountain-Mississippi Queen)

 

Roll Over Beethoven

Mississippi Queen

Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On with Alvin Lee

Red House with Johnny Winter

 

 

 

 

1946 – Kelvin MacKenzie, British media tycoon

1947 – Lee Meredith, [Judith Lee Sauls], River Edge NJ, actress (Producers)

1947 – Haley Barbour, American politician, governor of Mississippi

1948 – Lynette Fromme, American attempted assassin of Gerald Ford

1952 – Jeff Goldblum, Pitts Pa, actor (Fly, Jurassic Park, Independence Day)

1954 – Carla Dunlap, Newark NJ, bodybuilder (Pumping Iron 2)

1961 – Donna Wynd, Auckland NZ, 1k sprint cyclist (Olympics-96)

1961 – Leonard Marshall, NFL defensive end (NY Giants, NY Jets)

1962 – Derrick Waldroup, Chicago Ill, 198 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Oly-96)

1962 – Gayle Stammer, Livermore California, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)

1963 – Brian Boitano, Mountainview California, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1988)

1968 – Shelby Lynne, Quantico Va, country singer (If I Could Bottle This Up)

1969 – Spike Jonze, American director and film producer

1971 – Amanda Coetzer, Hoopstad South Africa, tennis star (1996 Aust semi)

1971 – Timothy Christopher Carswell, Christchurch NZ, cyclist (Olympics-96)

1973 – Ichiro Suzuki, Japanese baseball player

1976 – Helen Svedin, Swedish model

1981 – Olivier Pla, French racing driver

1982 – Robinson Canó, Dominican baseball player

1985 – Zac Hanson, Tulsa OK, singer (Hansons-MMMMbop)

1986 – Kara Lang, Canadian soccer player

 

 

 

Deaths

741 – Charles Martel, ruler of the Franks, dies at 63

 

 

 

 

 

 

1383 – Ferdinand I, the wise, king of Portugal, dies

1613 – Pomponio Nenna, Italian composer

1625 – Kikkawa Hiroie, Japanese politician (b. 1561)

1707 – Cloudesley Shovell, Admiral, drowns at Scilly

1763 – French van Mieris “the Young”, painter/historian, dies at 73

1792 – Guillaume Le Gentil, French astronomer (b. 1725)

1802 – Samuel Arnold, English composer, dies at 62

1847 – Sahle Selassie, Negus of Shewa

1869 – Michael Sars, Norwegian zoologist, dies at 64

 

 

 

1906 – Paul CezanneFrench painter (b. 1839)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1927 – Ross Youngs, Hall of Fame baseballer, dies of Bright’s disease at 30

 

 

 

1934 – Charles “Pretty Boy” Floydgangstershot dead at 30 by FBI in Ohio

 

 

 

 

 

1954 – Jibanananda Das, Bengali poet (b. 1899)

1965 – Paul Tillich, German/US Theologist (Courage To Be), dies

1970 – René Schneider, Chilean general/supreme commander, murdered

1972 – Kurt Edzard, German sculptor (nudist/portraits), dies

1973 – Pablo Casals, Spanish violin cellist/conductor/composer, dies at 96

1975 – Arnold Toynbee, English historian/cultural sociologist, dies at 86

1978 – John Riley, English poet (murdered) (b. 1937)

1986 – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, bio-chemist (Vitamin C, Nobel 1937), dies at 93

1986 – Ye Jianying, Chinese general and politician

 

 

 

1992 – Cleavon Littleactor (Blazing Saddles), dies at 53

 

Blazing Saddles – Camptown Ladies

Where The White Women At?

1993 – Elie A Cohen, physician (held in Auschwitz), dies at 84

1993 – Fred C Shapiro, US journalist (Tiananmen-square 1989), dies at 62

1994 – Chester WIlliams, painter, dies at 73

1994 – Harold Horace Hopkins, inventor (Endoscope), dies at 75

1994 – Rollo May, founder (Humanistic Psychology Movement), dies at 85

1995 – Kingsley Amis, author, dies of injuries from a fall at 73

1996 – Charles Edward Pevensey Tennant, aristocrat, dies at 39

 

 

 

1998 – Eric AmblerEnglish novelist (b. 1909)

 

 

 

 

 

2001 – Prof. Dr. Dkfm. Helmut Krackowizer, journalist and motorcycle racer (b. 1922)

2009 – Soupy Sales, American comedian and television personality (b. 1926)

2011 – Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, Saudi Crown Prince (b. 1924 or 1930)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girls Leading Way In New Gun Trend As Parents Tell Anti-Gun Lobby To Back Off

 

 

Elise Downing, Monica Woodhouse, and Erika Dwyer are all expert shooters at the Belmont G

 

 

Queensland schoolgirls are picking up guns in record numbers.

  Recreation and competition shooting associations are reporting a surge in junior members, particularly girls, a trend that is firing up Gun Control Australia which is pushing for a ban on under-18s handling firearms.

  The Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia has several thousand Queensland children as members and president Geoff Jones reports a recent spike in girls’ involvement.

  There is a similar trend in competition shooting. In 2010, 18 per cent of Queensland Target Shooters juniors were female. This year one third are girls. In Queensland, kids aged 11 and over can obtain a minor’s gun license.

  Gun Control Australia has urged a Senate inquiry into firearms to lift the legal age to 18, a move that shooting bodies and parents warn will end Australia producing elite shooting champions.

“ The reason why so many parents are happy to have their kids involved is because they see the rigid safety protocol,” Mr Jones said. “We have a great reputation for safety in Australia and we are reaping the rewards of that in junior participation. There is only one live round in the gun, kids use age appropriate weapons – no semi-automatics – and there are step-by-step safety rules.”

  Jamie Webb, who coaches kids at national and state level in target shooting, said: “Anti-gun lobbyists will put an end to the country’s participation in the sport and it makes no sense. The levels of safety for our shooters is the best in the world and I know of no dangerous incidents.”

  Queensland Police confirmed 687 minors gun licenses were issued in the last year but Mr Webb says that is one tenth of the unlicensed kids who shoot at ranges.

 

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50 Facts That Show How Far America Has Fallen In This Generation

 

 

 

 

” What has happened to America?  Please show these numbers to anyone that does not believe that the United States is in decline.  It is time for all of us to humble ourselves and face the reality of what has happened to our once great nation.  For those of us that love America, it is heartbreaking to watch the foundations of our society rot and decay in thousands of different ways.  The following are 50 facts that show how far America has fallen in this generation, but the truth is that this list could have been far, far longer…

#1 According to a survey that was just conducted, only 36 percent of all Americans can name the three branches of government.

#2 Only 25 percent of all Americans know how long U.S. Senators are elected for (6 years), and only 20 percent of all Americans know how many U.S. senators there are.

#4 For the first time ever, single Americans make up more than half the U.S. population.

#3 Even if you include same-sex couples in the numbers, the marriage rate in the United States is at a 93 year low.

#5 31.1 percent of American young adults in the 18 to 34-year-old age bracket are currently living with their parents.

#6 One out of every ten teen girls in America engages in “self-harm”.  Cutting and burning are the most common forms that this “self-harm” takes.

#12 An astounding 30 percent of all Internet traffic now goes to adult websites.

#13 Right now, 30 million Americans are on antidepressants.

#14 Americans account for about five percent of the global population, but we buy more than 50 percent of the pharmaceutical drugs.

#15 Americans consume a whopping 80 percent of all prescription painkillers.

#16 According to a study conducted by the Mayo Clinic, nearly 70 percent of all Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and 20 percent of all Americans are on at least five prescription drugs.

#17 Approximately 60 million Americans have a problem with alcohol addiction.

#18 Heroin traffic in New York City is at a 20 year high. “

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

310 – St Eusebius ends his reign as Catholic Pope

335 – Constantinople emperor Constantine the Great rules laws against Jews

686 – Conon begins his reign as Catholic Pope

1096 – Sultan Kilidj Arslan of Nicea defeats 1st Crusaders

1512 – Martin Luther joins the theological faculty of the University of Wittenberg.

 

 

 

1520 – Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Tierra Del Fuego (Pacific Ocean)

 

 

 

 

 

1601 – Memorial service for Daitokuji’s Shinju held for Ikkyu Sojun in Kyoto

1639 – Sea battle at Dunes, Lt Admiral Maarten Tromp defeats Spanish armada under De Oquendo

1641 – Catholic uprising in Ulster: 1000s English & Scots killed

 

 

 

1774 – First display of the word “Liberty” on a flag, raised by colonists in Taunton, Massachusetts and which was in defiance of British rule in Colonial America.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1805 – Battle of TrafalgarAdm Nelson defeats French & Spanish fleet & dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

1824 – Joseph Aspdin patents Portland cement (Yorkshire England)

1854 – Florence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses were sent to the Crimean War.

1858 – In Paris, the Can-Can is 1st performed

1861 – Battle of Balls Bluff, VA (Leesburg, Harrison’s Island)

1864 – Battle of Westport, MO (Kansas City)

1869 – 1st shipment of fresh oysters comes overland from Baltimore

1879 – Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb

 

 

 

1899 – Battle at Elandslaagte Natal: (Boers vs British army)

 

 

 

 

 

1902 – In the United States, a five month strike by United Mine Workers ends.

1917 – 1st Americans to see action on front lines of WW I

1918 – Margaret Owen sets world typing speed record of 170 wpm for 1 min

1938 – Japanese troops occupies Canton

1944 – During WW II, US troops capture Aachen, 1st large German city to fall

1945 – Women in France allowed to vote for 1st time

1948 – Beersheba liberated by Israeli army

1948 – Facsimile high-speed radio transmission demonstrated (Washington DC)

1948 – UN reject Russian proposal to destroy atomic weapons

1954 – Indonesian troops land in New-Guinea

1957 – Jailhouse Rock starring Elvis Presley opens

 

 

 

1959 – Guggenheim Museumdesigned by Frank Lloyd Wrightopens (NYC)

 

 

 

 

 

1960 – 1st British nuclear sub Dreadnought launched

1960 – JFK & Nixon clashed in 4th & final presidential debate (NYC)

1965 – Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Robert B Woodward

1965 – Comet Ikeya-Seki approaches perihelion, passing 450,000 kilometers from the sun.

1966 – 144 die as a coal waste landslide engulfed a school in Aberfan S Wales

1967 – Egypt sinks Israeli torpedo boat

1967 – Thousands opposing Vietnam War try to storm Pentagon

1969 – Bloodless coup in Somalia (National Day)

1969 – Maj Gen Mohamed Siad Barre becomes President of Somalia

 

 

 

1970 – Nobel prize of peace awarded to Norman E Borlaugh(see UE 10/20)

 

 

 

 

 

1971 – Nobel prize for literature awarded to Pablo Neruda

1971 – William H Rehnquist & Lewis F Powell nominated to US Supreme Court by Nixon, following resignations of Justices Hugo Black & John Harlan

1973 – Fred Dryer of the then Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.

1975 – Coast Guard Academy 1st allows women to enroll

1976 – NY Knicks retire 1st number, # 19, Willis Reed

1976 – NY Yankee Thurman Munson ties World Series mark of 6 straight singles

1976 – Nobel prize for literature awarded to Saul Bellow

1978 – Australian civilian pilot Frederick Valentich vanishes in a Cessna 182 over the Bass Strait south of Melbourne, after reporting contact with an unidentified aircraft.

 

 

 

1984 – Niki Lauda becomes 3rd time motor racing world champ

 

 

 

 

 

1986 – US writer Edward A Tracy kidnap in Beirut

1987 – Nobel prize for economics awarded to Robert M Solow

1988 – Ferdinand & Imelda Marcos indicted on racketeering charges

1989 – Buck Helm found alive after being buried 4 days, in SF earthquake

1989 – Houston becomes 1st major college team to gain 1000 yards in a game

1989 – 1st black owners (Betram Lee & Peter Bynoe) to own a major sports team, purchasing Denver Nuggets for $65m

1991 – US hostage Jesse Turner released from 5 years in captivity in Beirut

1993 – Milt coup by Burundi Pres Ndadaye/525,000 Hutu’s flee

1994 – Hana bridge is Seoul Korea crashes, 32+ die

1994 – North Korea signs pact to end their nuclear projects

1997 – Elton John’s tribute to Diana breaks world record, 318 million dist

2001 – “United We Stand” benefit concert for September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks victims, held at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. Event organized and headlined by Michael Jackson, also featuring pop stars Aerosmith, Mariah Carey, The Backstreet Boys, and others.

2003 – Images of the dwarf planet Eris are taken and subsequently used in its discovery by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz.

 

 

 

Births

1449 – George, Duke of Clarence, brother of Edward IV and Richard III (d. 1478)

1527 – Louis I, Cardinal of Guise, French cardinal (d. 1578)

1582 – Johan Ernst earl of Nassau-Siegen, military/son of Johan VII

1650 – Jean Bart, French captain/sea hero (Escape from Plymouth)

1660 – Georg Ernst Stahl, German scientist (d. 1734)

1675 – Emperor Higashiyama of Japan (d. 1710)

1687 – Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1759)

1712 – Sir James Steuart, British economist (d. 1780)

1761 – Louis AG baron de Bacler d’Albe, French cartographer/brigadier general

 

 

 

1772 – Samuel Taylor ColeridgeOttery St. MaryDevon, Englandpoet (Rime of Ancient Mariner), (d. 1834)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1803 – George Wright, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1865

 

 

 

1833 – Alfred Bernhard NobelStockholmcreated dynamite & Nobel Prizes, (d. 1896)

 

 

 

 

 

1839 – Georg von Siemens, founder (Deutsche Bank)

1843 – Mark M Antokolski, Russian/French sculptor (Peter the Great)

1885 – Jan Altink, Dutch painter/co-founder (Ploeg)

1895 – Alexander d’Arbeloff, entrepreneur

1904 – Edmond [Moore] Hamilton, US, sci-fi author (Danger Planet)

1906 – Lillian Asplund, last American Titanic survivor (d. 2006)

1911 – Peter Graves, London England, actor (Mission Impossible, Stalag 17)

1912 – Carlos Don Byas, US jazz saxophonist

1912 – Georg Solti, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Fidelio)

1914 – Martin Gardner, Scientific American math & puzzles columnist

 

 

 

1917 – Dizzy Gillespie, [John B], jazz trumpetera creator of modern jazz

 

Umbrella Man with Louis Armstrong

Hot House with Charlie Parker

A Night in Tunisia

Salt Peanuts

 

 

 

 

1919 – Claire Sterling, journalist

1919 – Daniel John Chapman Cunningham, physiologist

1921 – Malcolm Arnold, Northampton Engld, composer (Bridge over River Kwai)

1922 – Liliane de Bettencourt, heir to L’Oreal

1924 – Celia Cruz, Cuban singer, Queen of Salsa. (d. 2003)

 

 

 

1925 – Joyce RandolphDetroit Michactress (Trixie-Honeymooners)

 

 

Joyce Randolph Interview

The Honeymooners Peacemaker

 

 

 

 

1926 – Leonard Rossiter, Liverpool England, actor (Britannia Hospital)

1928 – Edward “Whitey” Ford, hall of fame pitcher (NY Yankees)

 

 

 

1929 – Ursula K Le GuinUSsci-fi author (Tombs of Atuan)

 

 

 

 

 

1936 – James H “Simon” Gray, English playwright (Butley)

1937 – Norman Wright, rocker (Del-Vikings)

1940 – Frances FitzGerald, NYC, journalist/author (Fire in the Lake)

1940 – Manfred Mann, [Michael Lubowitz], South Africa, rocker (Mighty Quinn)

1940 – Osamu Watanabe, Japan, featherweight (Olympic-gold-1964)

 

 

 

1941 – Steve CropperTNguitarist/songwriter (Booker T & MGs)

 

Green Onions with Donald “Duck” Dunn

Sitting OnThe Dock Of The Bay

Sweet Home Chicago with The Blues Brothers Band

Water with Albert King & ‘Pop’ Staples

 

 

 

 

1942 – Elvin BishopTulsa OKrock guitarist (Fooled Around & Fell in Love)

 

Southbound 1977 Midnight Special with Dickey Betts , Charlie Daniels & Bonnie Bramlett

Fish, Fish, Fishing

Travelin’ Shoes

John Nemeth and Elvin Bishop

 

 

 

 

1942 – Allan Grice, Australian racing driver

1942 – Judith Sheindlin, Brooklyn, New York, Jurist and Television personality (Judge Judy)

1943 – Paula Kelly, Jacksonville Fla, dancer/actress (Liz-Night Court)

1943 – Ron Elliott, rocker

1944 – Janet Ahlberg, illustrator

 

 

 

1949 – Benjamin NetanyahuIsraeli prime minister

 

 

 

 

 

1949 – Jonathon Silver, entrepreneur/arts patron

1950 – Ronald E McNair, Lake City SC, astr (STS 41B, 51L-Challenger disaster)

1952 – Brent Mydland, Munich Germany, rock keyboardist/vocalist (Grass Roots)

1952 – Patti Davis [Patricia Ann Reagan], singer/actress/writer, Ron & Nancy’s daughter

1953 – Charlotte Caffey, rock guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist (Go-Go’s)

1953 – Keith Green, American musician (d. 1982)

1956 – Carrie Fisher, Beverly Hills, actress (Princess Lelia-Star Wars)

 

 

 

1957 – Steve LukatherUS rock singer/guitarist (Toto-Africa)

 

Little Wing

Steve Lukather and Glen Campbell Jamming

Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers with Larry Carlton

Freeway Jam with Jeff Beck & Jan Hammer

 

 

 

 

1957 – Wolfgang Ketterle, German physicist, Nobel laureate

1959 – Ken Watanabe, Japanese actor

1961 – Mark Finch, film festival organiser

1964 – Jon Carin, American musician (Pink Floyd, The Who)

1967 – Gavin Brian Lovegrove, Auckland NZ, javelin (Olympics-96)

1971 – Jade Jagger, Paris France, daughter of Mick & Bianca Jagger

1972 – Saffron Burrows, English actress

1972 – Matthew Friedberger, American musician (The Fiery Furnaces)

1976 – Josh Ritter, American musician

1976 – Mélanie Turgeon, French Canadian alpine skier

1980 – Kim Kardashian, American socialite

1986 – Natalee Holloway,U.S teen,disappeared in Aruba

 

Deaths

1125 – Cosmas of Prague, Bohemian writer

1204 – Robert de Beaumont, 4th Earl of Leicester, English nobleman

1266 – Birger jarl, Swedish statesman (b. 1210)

1422 – Charles VI, King of France (1380-1422), dies at 54

1500 – Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado of Japan (b. 1442)

1505 – Paul Scriptoris, German mathematician

1558 – Julius Caesar Scaliger, Italian physician (Poetice), dies at 74

 

 

 

1600 – Toda KatsushigeJapanese warlord (b. 1557)

 

 

 

 

 

1623 – William Wade, English statesman and diplomat (b. 1546)

1629 – Tumengung Buraksa, Matarams/Javanese general, dies in battle

1765 – Giovanni Paolo Pannini/Panini, Italian painter/architect, dies at 73

 

 

 

1775 – Peyton RandolphAmerican president of the Continental Congress (b. 1721)

 

 

 

 

 

1805 – Horatio Nelsondies in Battle of Trafalgar

 

 

 

 

 

1861 – John Breckinridge Grayson, Confederate brig-general, dies

1872 – Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer, dies at 78

1896 – James Henry Greathead, British engineer (b. 1844)

1904 – Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss explorer and writer (b. 1877)

1943 – Alfred DPR Pound, British admiral/1st Sealord (Jutland, WW II), dies

1963 – George B Cressey, US geographer (Crossroads), dies at 66

1963 – Józef Franczak, last cursed soldier – anticommunist underground in Poland(b. 1918)

1967 – Ejnar Hertzsprung, Danish astrophysicist, dies at 94

1969 – Jack Kerouac, US writer (Doctor Sax, On the Road), dies at 47

1969 – Waclaw Sierpinski, Polish mathematician (b. 1882)

 

 

 

1970 – John T ScopesUS teacher (Scopes “monkey trial” 1925), dies at 70

 

 

 

 

 

1973 – Nasif Estéfano, Argentine racing driver (b. 1932)

1984 – Francois Truffaut, dir (Fahrenheit 451), dies of brain cancer at 52

1992 – Jim Garrison, Louisiana DA (investigate JFK assassination), dies at 70

1993 – Assad Saftawi, Palestinian co-founder of al-Fatah, murdered at 58

1993 – Melchior Ndadaye, banker/1st Hutu pres of Burundi (1993), murder at 40

1993 – Scott Heiser, US photographer (Interview), dies at 44

1995 – Maxene Andrews, vocalist (Andrews Sister), dies of heart attack at 79

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Each Year Seems To Disappear More Quickly Than The Last

 

 

 

 

” For most people, each passing month of their lives seems to feel shorter than the previous. Many of us can’t believe that stores are already starting to display Christmas products, and if you’re writing a check, you might still catch yourself writing 2013 when 2014 is nearly over.

  All clocks follow the same 12 hour / 60 minute symmetry, yet studies suggest that as we get older, we don’t experience time the same way. And there are many theories that explain why it feels like time speeds up as we grow older.

  Many psychologists believe that as we age, our perception of time begins to accelerate versus time actually speeding up. Studies indicate that biological changes in the human body that happen as it ages, such as reduced dopamine production in the brain, impact our internal clock. Furthermore, some believe that as we grow up, we have fewer emotional and arousing experiences – the first kiss, the first trip away from home, the first heartbreak. Such experiences are easier to remember and lead to higher time estimations. “

 

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Viking Treasure Haul Unearthed In Scotland

 

 

 

 

 

” A haul of Viking treasure has been unearthed from a field in south west Scotland by an amateur using a metal detector.

  Derek McLennan, a retired businessman from Ayrshire, made the find in Dumfriesshire in September. In total, more than 100 items were recovered, including armbands, a cross and brooches. Experts have said the discovery is one of the most important Viking hoards ever found in Scotland.

   The items are believed to be worth a six-figure sum. Mr McLennan last year uncovered Scotland’s biggest haul of medieval silver coins. “
Large Silver alloy Carolingian Lidded Vessel

” ” I unearthed the first piece, initially I didn’t understand what I had found because I thought it was a silver spoon and then I turned it over and wiped my thumb across it and I saw the Saltire-type of design and knew instantly it was Viking.

” Then my senses exploded, I went into shock, endorphins flooded my system and away I went stumbling towards my colleagues waving it in the air.” “

BBC News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

Events

1097 – 1st Crusaders arrive in Antioch( Alt. 10/21)

 

  

1528 – Treaty of Gorinchem (Emperor & church)

1536 – Danish/Norw king Christian III leads reform in Catholic possessions

1576 – Spanish troops occupies & plunder Maastricht

1587 – Battle at Coultras: Henri van Navarra beats Catholic League

1603 – Chinese uprising in Philippines fails after 23,000 killed

1751 – Royal ship Duc de Bourgogne launched at Rochefort

1786 – Harvard University organizes 1st astronomical expedition in US

1803 – US Senate ratifies Louisiana Purchase

1818 – 49th parallel forms as border between US & Canada

1820 – Spain sells part of Florida to US for $5 million

1822 – 1st edition of London Sunday Times

 

1827 – Battle at NavarinoEngl/Russ/French fleet beat Turk/Egyptian fleet

 

1835 – HMS Beagle leaves Galapagos Archipelago/sails to Tahiti

1864 – Lincoln formaly establishes Thanksgiving as a natl holiday

1873 – P T Barnum Hippodrome featuring “Greatest Show on Earth,” opens (NYC)

1891 – 1st International 6 day bike race (NY Madison Square Garden) begins

 

1899 – Battle at Talana Hill NatalBritish army vs Boers

 

 

1899 – Columbia (US) beats Shamrock (England) in 11th America’s Cup

1903 – US wins disputed boundary between District of Alaska & Canada

1906 – Dr Lee DeForest demonstrated his electrical vacuum tube (radio tube)

1910 – The hull of the RMS Olympic, sister-ship to the ill-fated RMS Titanic, is launched from the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland.

 

 

1911 – Roald Amundsen sets out on race to South Pole

 

 

1926 – Hurricane in Cuba, kills 600

1929 – Bayshore Highway opens (SF)

1934 – All-Star team led by Babe Ruth & Connie Mack sails to Hawaii & Japan

1935 – Mao Tse Tung & his Communist forces ended their “Long March” at Yan’an, in Shaanxi China

1940 – Cheese rationed in Netherlands

1944 – Liquid-gas tanks in Cleveland, Ohio explode, 135 die, 3,600 homeless

1944 – Revolution by workers & students in Guatemala

1944 – US 1st army wins battle of Aachen

1944 – US 6th army lands on Leyte, Philippines

1947 – HUAC opens hearings into alleged Communist influence in Hollywood

1949 – Eugenie Anderson becomes 1st woman US ambassador (to Denmark)

1952 – Emergency crisis proclaimed in Kenya

1955 – Publication of The Return of the King, being the last part of The Lord of the Rings.

1956 – 58°F (15°C), Esperanza Station, Antarctica (Antarctic record high)

1956 – Hannes Lindemann begins journey across Atlantic in a 17′ craft

1957 – Walter Cronkite begins hosting weekly documentary

1960 – 1st fully mechanized post office opened, Providence, RI

1962 – Chinese army lands in India

1963 – Alec Douglas-Home forms British government

1963 – Jim Brown sets NFL single-season rushing record, 8,390 yds

1964 – Mad Dog Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ

1964 – Riot at Rolling Stones show in Paris (150 arrested)

1967 – All white federal jury convicts 7 in murder of 3 civil rights workers in Meridan Mississippi

 

1967 – A purported bigfoot is filmed by Patterson and Gimlin.

 

 

1968 – Jacqueline Kennedy marries Aristotle Onassis on the island of Scorpios

 

1970 – American Norman Borlaug awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

 

 

  

1970 – Zond 8 Launch (Moon Orbit & Return)

1971 – West German Chancellor Willy Brandt is awarded Nobel Peace Prize

1971 – The Nepal stock exchange collapses.

1973 – Mariette Hartley appears on Bob Newhart in “Have You Met Miss Dietz”

 

 

1973 – OPEC oil embargo begins

 

 

1973 – US president Nixon fires Watergate accuser Archibald Cox

1973 – Solicitor Gen Bork, AG Richardson & Deputy AG Ruckelshaus resigned

1975 – Supreme Court rules teachers could spank their pupils after warning

1976 – 70 die as Norwegian tanker Frosta collides with George Prince

 

 

1977 – Six killed in Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash in McComb, Mississippi including band members Ronnie Van Zant, Steve GainesCassie Gaines and Dean Kilpatrick

Call Me The Breeze

Gimme Three Steps

The Ballad of Curtis Loew

Sweet Home Alabama

 

 

 

1978 – Police’s 1st US concert (NY’s CBGBs)

1981 – 3 members of Weather underground arrested for armored truck robbery

1981 – Bomb attack on Antwerp Belgium synagogue, 1 dead, 80 injured

1982 – Nobel prize for economy awarded to George Stigler

1983 – IBM-PC DOS Version 2.1 released

1987 – 10 die as Air Force jet crashed into a Ramada Inn near Indianapolis

1987 – Dow-Jones increases 102.27 pts/608,120,000 shares traded (record)

 

 

1987 – Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz sentenced to 6 months in jail

 

 

 

1988 – Man armed with explosives blows self up in 125 St subway station (NYC)

1988 – Reggie Rogers, Det Lion’s # 1 pick, kills 3 by driving intoxicated

1989 – US Senate impeaches US District Judge Alcee L Hastings

1990 – Antiwar protest marches begin in 20 US cities (US-Iraq)

1991 – 6.1-7.1 earthquake in Uttar Kashi, India, about 670 die

1991 – Formal opening ceremony of Intl One Mind Zen center in Crestone, Colo

1995 – STS 73 (Columbia 18), launches into orbit

1997 – US accuses Microsoft of violating pact forcing IE browser on computers

2004 – Boston Red Sox come back from 0-3 to defeat the New York Yankees 4-3 to win baseball’s American League

2011 – The former leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, and his son Moatassem Gaddafi are killed shortly after the battle of Sirte (2011) while in the custody of NTC fighters.

2012 – 30 people are killed and dozens injured after a gas station bombing by the Syrian Army in Ain Issa

 

Births

1435 – Andrea Della Robbia, Florence, sculptor, nephew of Luca

1496 – Claude de Lutherans, duke of Guise

1616 – Thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (d. 1680)

 

1632 – Christopher WrenEast KnoyleWiltshire, Englandastronomer/great architect (St. Paul’s Cathedral), (d. 1723)

 

 

1719 – Gottfried Achenwall, German lawyer/statistician/economist

1785 – George Ormerod, English historian and antiquarian (d. 1873)

1792 – Colin Campbell/Lord Clyde, British officer (Sepoy-uprising)

1812 – Austin Flint, 19th century heart research pioneer

 

1819 – Daniel Edgar SicklesMajor General (Union volunteers), died in 1914

 

 

1820 – Benjamin Franklin Cheatham, Major General (Confederate Army)

1820 – George Jerrison Stannard, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1822 – Mansfield Lovell, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1884

1843 – Victor de Stuers, Dutch art connoisseur

1854 – Alphonse Allais, French author/humorist (Pass the Bile)

1854 – Arthur Rimbaud, France, poet/adventurer (Illuminations)

 1882- Bela Lugosi, Lugos, Austria-Hungary, actor (Dracula, Plan 9 From Outer Space), (d. 1956)

 

1885 – Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” MortonNew Orleansjazz pianist/composer

 

1889 – Margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers’ foil (Day at the Races)

1891 – James Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron)

1891 – Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya opposition leader/1st premier (1963-78)

1900 – Heinrich Himmler, head of Gestapo [see oct 7]

1907 – Arlene Francis, American television personality (d. 2001)

1909 – Sugiyama Yasushi, Japanese painter (d. 1993)

1911 – Will Rogers Jr, NY, actor (Down to Earth)

1913 – Bao Dai, emperor of Annam/Indochina/head of South Vietnam (1949-55)

1921 – Pierre Laporte, Canada, journalist/statesman (Revolution Script)

1923 – Herschel Bernardi, actor (Arnie, Voice of Charlie the Tuna, Front)

1924 – Kenneth WIlliam Gatland, aerospace scientist

1925 – Art Buchwald, Mt Vernon NY, columnist/author (Have I Ever Lied to You)

1927 – Joyce Brothers, NYC, pop psychologist ($64,000 Question, Naked Gun)

1931 – Ken Morrison, English supermarket maginate/multi-millionaire

1931 – Mickey Mantle, NY Yankee, home run slugger (1956 Triple Crown)

1932 – Roosevelt Brown, Virginia, NFL hall of fame tackle (NY Giants)

1932 – William Christopher, Evanstown Ill, actor (Father Mulcahy-M*A*S*H)

 

1934 – Eddie Harrissaxophonist/composer

Compared To What with Les McCann

Listen Here

I’M TIRED OF DRIVING

Cold Duck Time

 

  

1934 – Martin Landau, actor (Mission Impossible, Space 1999, Ed Wood)

1935 – Jerry Ohrbach, Bronx NY, actor (Law & Order, Dirty Dancing)

1937 – Juan Marichal, Hall of Fame baseball pitcher (SF Giants)

1938 – Iain Macmillan, Abbey Road photographer (d. 2006)

1939 – Jay Siegel, Bkln, rock bassist (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight)

1940 – Robert Pinsky, American poet and Poet Laureate of the United States

1942 – Earl Hindman, Bisbee AZ, actor (Wilson-Home Improvement)

 

1945 – Ric Leerock drummer (Ten Years After-CannockStaffs)

 

 

 

The Ric Lee Blues Project

I’m Going Home

Good Morning Little Schoolgirl

 

 

1945 – Thomas Pasatieri, composer

1946 – Connie Chung, Washington DC, news ancher (NBC, CBS)

1948 – Andrei Suraikin, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic-silver-1972)

1949 – Valery Borzov, USSR, 100m/200m dash (Olympic-gold-1972)

1949 – Wayne Collett, US, 400m runner (Olympic-silver-1972)

1950 – Tom Petty, Gainesville Florida, American classic rock singer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)

1951 – Al Greenwood, keyboardist (Foreigner-Feels Like the First Time)

1952 – Mikhail Georgiyevich Potapov, Russian cosmonaut

1953 – Keith Hernandez, SF California, 1st baseman (St Louis Cards, NY Mets)

1955 – David Profumo, English novelist

1955 – Aaron Pryor, American boxer

1958 – Valerie Faris, American film director

1958 – Lynn Flewelling, American fantasy author

1961 – Michie Tomizawa, Japanese voice actress

1966 – Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Al-Qaeda leader (d. 2006)

1969 – Chantel Tremitiere, WNBA guard (Sacramento Monarchs)

 

1970 – Michelle MalkinAmerican political commentator and author

 

 

 1971 – Snoop Doggy Dogg[Calvin Broadus], Long Beach, California ,rap singer (What’s My Name, Gin & Juice)

1972 – Oleg Fediukov, Moscow Russia, dance skater (& Debbie Koegel)

1973 – Scott Goodman, Hobart Tasmania Aus, 200m butterfly swimmer (Oly-br-96)

1974 – Ayelet Ohayon, Israel, Women’s foil fencer (Oly-1996)

1976 – Tom Wisniewski, American guitarist (MxPx)

1977 – Leila Josefowicz, Canadian classical violinist

1985 – James Sutton, British racing driver

 

 

Deaths

460 – Eudocia Aelia Athenais, empress Oostromeinse Rich/poetess, dies

1139 – Henry X the Trotse, duke of Bayern (1126-38), dies

1268 – Konradijn Hohenstaufen, son of Koenraad IV, beheaded in Naples

1570 – João de Barros, Portuguese historian (b. 1496)

1631 – Michael Maestlin, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1550)

1640 – John Ball, English Puritan clergyman (b. 1585)

1713 – Archibald Pitcairne, Scottish physician (b. 1652)

1740 – Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1685)

1765 – William August duke of Cumberland, Engl supreme commander, dies at 44

 

1864 – Stephen Dodson RamseurConfederate major-general , dies at 27

 

1865 – Champ Ferguson, Confederate guerrilla (b. 1821)

 

 

1890 – Sir Richard BurtonBritish explorer and writer (b. 1821)

  

  

1899 – Robert H “Bobby” Gunning, Brit colonel (60th Rifles), dies in battle

1907 – Said Pasha Kurd, Kurdish statesman (b.1834)

1936 – Anne Sullivan, American teacher (b. 1866)

1940 – Gunnar Asplund, Swedish architect (b. 1885)

1950 – Henry Lewsis Stimson, US minister of War/gov-gen, dies

1953 – Werner Baumbach, German bomber pilot (b. 1916)

1954 – Willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 39, 40), dies at 51

1964 – Herbert Hoover, 31st president of US (1929-33), dies in NY at 90

1972 – Harlow Shapley, astronomer (Sun’s position in galaxy), dies at 86

1977 – Cassie Gaines, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a plane crash at 28 ( See Events Above )

1977 – Ronnie Van Zant, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a plane crash at 29

1977 – Steve Gaines, rock guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in air crash at 28

1984 – Carl Ferdinand Cori, Austrian-born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1896)

1984 – Paul Dirac, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 82

1986 – Samora Machel, president of Mozambique, dies in air crash at 53

1987 – Andrey Kolmogorov, Russian mathematician (b. 1903)

1988 – Sheila Scott, English aviatrix (b. 1922)

1989 – Anthony Quayle, actor (Moses, Operation Crossbow), dies at 76

1990 – Joel McCrea, actor (Ramrod), dies of pulmonary complications at 84

1993 – Sugiyama Yasushi, Japanese painter (b. 1909)

 

 

1994 – Burt Lancasteractor (Elmer Gantry), dies of heart attack at 80

The Kentuckian                                                                  From Here To Eternity-The Kiss

Burt Lancaster winning Best Actor for Elmer Gantry           From Here To Eternity-Barfight scene

Making The Professionals                                                   Elmer Gantry-Welcome to the House of God

Movie Legends                                                                   Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

                                 

 

1995 – Raymond Rasberry, pianist/singer, dies at 65

1996 – Alfred William Bill Bedford, test Pilot, dies at 75

2001 – Ted Ammon, American financier (b. 1949)

 

2003 – Jack ElamAmerican actor (b. 1918)

 

A Jail Without Bars

Jack Elam Gunned Down by Susan Hayward

Canada Dry commercial 1977

Hot Lead and Cold Feet with Don Knotts

 

2005 – Shirley Horn, American singer (b. 1934)

2006 – Jane Wyatt, American actress, dies at 96

2007 – Max McGee, American football player (b. 1932)

2010 – Bob Guccione, American publisher (Penthouse magazine) (b. 1930)

2011 – Muammar Gaddafi, Ruler of Libya (b. 1942)

2011 – Moatassem Gaddafi, Son of Moammar Gaddafi and National Security Adviser of Libya (b. 1977)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

 

202 BC – Hannibal Barcaleader of the invading Carthaginian armyis defeated by the Roman legions under Scipio Africanus in the Battle of Zama.

 

 

 

 

 

 

439 – The Vandals, led by King Gaiseric, take Carthage in North Africa.

1031 – Abbot Humbertus van Echternach opens grave of Saint Willibrord

1216 – King John of England dies at Newark-on-Trent and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Henry.

1453 – 2nd Battle at Castillon: France beats English, end of hundred year war

1466 – The Thirteen Years’ War ends with the Second Treaty of Thorn.

1492 – Columbus sites “Isabela” (Fortune Island, Bahamas)

1512 – Martin Luther becomes a doctor of theology (Doctor in Biblia).

1722 – French C Hopffer patents fire extinguisher

1765 – Stamp Act Congress met in NY, wrote decl of rights & liberties

 

 

 

1781 – Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown at 2 PM; Revolutionary War ends(see UE 10/16 & 10/17)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1812 – Napoleon begins his retreat from Moscow

1818 – US & Chicasaw Indians sign a treaty

1856 – James Kelly & Jack Smith fight bareknuckle for 6h15m in Melbourne

1859 – Wilhelm Tempel discovers diffuse nebula around Pleid star Merope

1863 – Battle of Buckland Mills, VA

 

 

 

1864 – Approx 25 Confederates make surprise attack on St AlbansVermont

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1864 – Battle of Cedar CreekVirginiaUnion beats back Conf attackers

 

 

 

 

 

 

1864 – US brig-gen Emory Upton (25promoted to major-general

 

 

 

 

 

 

1870 – 1st (4) blacks elected to House of Reps

1872 – World’s largest gold nugget (215 kg) found in New South Wales

1879 – Thomas Edison demonstrates electric light

1882 – Pierre de Brazza meets Henry Morton Stanley

1900 – Henry O Tanner, painter, wins Medal of Honor at Paris Exposition

1914 – US post office 1st used an automobile to collect & deliver mail

1919 – 1st Distinguished Service Medal awarded to a woman

 

 

 

1926 – John C Garand patents semi-automatic rifle

 

 

 

 

 

 

1932 – Austria forbids demonstration by nazi’s & anti fascists

1935 – Mao Tse Tung’s army reaches Shanxi

1943 – Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University.

 

 

 

1944 – US forces land in Philippines

 

 

 

 

 

1950 – UN forces entered Pyongyang, capital of North Korea

1951 – Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Texas Women’s Golf Open

1951 – Pres Harry Truman formally ends state of war with Germany

1953 – 1st jet transcontinental nonstop scheduled service

1953 – Singer Julius LaRosa is fired on TV by Arthur Godfrey

1954 – Egypt & Great Britain sign treaty; British troops departs

1959 – Florence Henderson joins Today Show panel

1962 – Stalin-monument removed in Prague

1968 – Golden Gate Bridge charges tolls only for southbound cars

1970 – Amdahl Corp forms at Sunnyvale Calif

1971 – Last issue of “Look” magazine is published

1973 – Ringo releases “Photograph”

1976 – Battle of Aishiya in Lebanon. The same day, the Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) is placed on the List of Endangered Species.

1977 – Corpse of kidnapped West German, H M Schleyer, found

 

 

 

 

1977 – Supersonic Concorde jet’s 1st landing in NYC

 

 

 

 

 

1981 – Nicolaas Bloembergen & Arthur Schawlow win Nobel for physics (laser)

1983 – Grenada general Hudson Austin forms “revolutionary council”

1983 – Senate establishes Martin Luther King Jr federal holiday

1986 – USSR expels 5 US diplomats

 

 

 

1987 – “Black Monday” Dow Jones down 508.32 points4½ times previous record

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1987 – US warships destroy 2 Iranian oil platforms in Persian Gulf

1988 – 3 Americans win Nobel in physics; 3 W Germans win chemistry Nobel

1988 – Car bomb kills 7 Israelis, wounds 11 near Lebanon border

1988 – Senate passes bill curbing ads during children`s TV shows

1991 – Longest NCAA football game (3:52) as RI beats Maine 52-30 (6 OTs)

1993 – UN authorizes arms, milt & police supply embargo against Haiti

1994 – 160 killed at battles in Tsjetsjenie

1994 – Palestinian bomb attack on bus in Tel Aviv, kills 22

1997 – 700th World Series home run (Sandy Alomar, Cleve Indians)

1998 – The Earth Liberation Front sets fire to the Vail Mountain ski resort in Vail, Colorado, causing $12 million in damage.

2001 – SIEV-X, an Indonesian fishing boat en-route to Christmas Island, carrying over 400 asylum seekers, sank in international waters with the loss of 353 people.

2003 – Mother Teresa is beatified by Pope John Paul II.

2004 – Myanmar prime minister Khin Nyunt is ousted and placed under house arrest by the SPDC on charges of corruption.

2004 – Care International aid worker Margaret Hassan is kidnapped in Iraq.

 

 

 

 

2005 – Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005 – Hurricane Wilma becomes the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record with a minimum pressure of 882 mb.

 

 

 

 

Births

1276 – Prince HisaakiJapanese shogun (d. 1328)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1433 – Marsilio Ficino, Italian philosopher (d. 1499)

1581 – Dimitri Ivanovitch, Russian son of Ivan IV “the Terrible”

1610 – James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, English statesman and soldier (d. 1688)

1688 – William Cheselden, English surgeon and anatomist (d. 1752)

1720 – John Woolman, American Quaker preacher and abolitionist (d. 1772)

1784 – John McLoughlin, Hudson’s Bay Co pioneer in Oregon Country

1784 – Leigh Hunt, British writer (Lord Byron)

1810 – Cassius Marcellus Clay, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1903

1819 – Joseph C Juglar, French physician/economist (Crises Commercial)

1824 – Rufus Saxton, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1908

1834 – Francis Channing Barlow, US lawyer/gen-major/co-founder (ABA)

1850 – Annie S Peck, mountain climber/explorer/diplomat

1858 – George Albert Boulenger, Belgian naturalist (d. 1937)

 

 

 

1862 – Auguste Lumièremade 1st movie (Workers Leaving Lumière Factory)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1871 – Walter B Cannon, US physiologist (Wisdom of the Body)

1876 – Mordecai (3 finger) Brown, hall of fame pitcher

1885 – Charles Merrill, American investment banker (d. 1956)

1892 – Alexander A Aljechin, Russian/French chess champ (1927-35, 37-46)

1895 – Louis Mumford, cultural historian/city planner/writer

1895 – Frank Durbin, last American veteran of the Battle of Verdun (d.1999)

1897 – Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar (d. 1994)

1899 – Miguel Asturias, Guatemala, poet/diplomat (Hombres de Maiz, Nobel 67), (d. 1974)

 

 

 

 

1901 – Arleigh A BurkeColoadmiral (WW IISolomon IslandsNavy Cross)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1903 – Tor Johnson, Swedish wrestler and actor (d. 1971)

1907 – Roger Wolfe Kahn, American bandleader (d. 1962)

1908 – Patrick Cairns “Spike” Hughes, British jazz musician/composer (Elegy)

1920 – LaWanda Page, Cleve Ohio, actress (Aunt Esther-Sanford & Sons)

1920 – Pandurang Shastri Athavale, Indian philosopher (d. 2003)

1921 – Gunnar Nordahl, Sweden, soccer player (Olympic-gold-1948)

1922 – Jack Anderson, Long Beach, California, journalist (Wash Post)

1925 – Victor Zorza, journalist/Russian specialist

1926 – Joel Feinberg, American moral philosopher (d. 2004)

1927 – Marjorie Tallchief, US ballerina (Harkness Ballet)

 

 

 

1931 – John le CarréEnglish novelist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1932 – Lloyd Haynes, South Bend Indiana, actor (Pete Dixon-Room 222)

1932 – Robert Reed, Highland Park Ill, actor (Mike-Brady Bunch, Nurse)

 

 

 

 

1937 – Peter MaxBerlinAmerican psychedelic artist (Dynamite Chicken)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1940 – Jerzy Kulej, Poland, light welterweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1964, 68), (d. 2012)

1940 – Michael Gambon, English actor (Singing Detective, Paris at Night)

1942 – Andrew Vachss, American author and attorney

 

 

 

1944 – Peter Tosh [Winston Hubert McIntosh], Jamaicareggae musician (Mystic ManMama Africa)

 

Legalize it live

Walk & Don t Look Back with Mick Jagger

Johnny Be Goode

Concrete Jungle with Bob Marley

 

 

 

 

1945 – John Lithgow, Rochester NY, actor (Harry & Hendersons, Pelican Brief)

1945 – Patrick Simmons, rocker (Doobie Brothers)

1946 – Philip Pullman, English writer

1947 – Giorgio Cavazzano, Italian comic strip artist

1949 – Lynn Dickey, American football player

1951 – Demetrios Christodoulou, Greek mathematical physicist, recipient of the Bôcher Memorial Prize

1952 – Alexander Leibkind, Germany, judo (Oly-76)/WLAF GM (Rhein Fire)

1955 – Lonnie Shelton, NBA forward (NY Knick, Seattle Supersonics)

1956 – Didier Theys, Belgian racing driver

1958 – John Bloom, [Joe Bob Briggs], drive-in movie critic

1960 – Jennifer Holliday, Houston Tx, singer/actress (Dream Girls)

1962 – Evander Holyfield, Atmore Ala, boxer (Oly-bronze-1988)/champ (1990-92)

1964 – Webster Slaughter, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)

1965 – Ty Pennington, American television carpenter

1966 – Jon Favreau, actor/writer (Swingers)

1970 – Chris Kattan, American comedian and actor

1972 – Megan Still, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

1977 – Louis-José Houde, Canadian stand-up comic

 1977 – Jason Reitman, Canadian filmmaker

1978 – Enrique Bernoldi, Brazilian race car driver

1979 – Brian Robertson, American trombonist

1981 – Heikki Kovalainen, Finnish race car driver

 

 

 

Deaths

727 – Saint Frideswide

1187 – Pope Urban III

1216 – King John

1268 – Konradin von Hohenstaufen, duke of Zwaben, beheaded

1547 – Pierino del Vaga, Italian painter, dies at about 46

1553 – Bonifazio Veronese/Veneziano, [de' Pitati], Italian painter, dies

1608 – Martinus A del Rio, Spanish lawyer historian/theologist, dies

1608 – Martin Delrio, Flemish theologian and occultist (b. 1551)

1682 – Thomas Browne, English writer (b. 1605)

 

 

 

1745 – Jonathan SwiftEnglish writer (Gulliver’s Travels), dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1790 – Lyman HallUS physician/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 66

 

 

 

 

 

 

1810 – Jean-Georges Noverre, French choreographer (ballet d’action), dies

1813 – Josef Poniatovski, Polish gen/marshal of France, dies in battle

1864 – Daniel Davidson Bidwell, magistrate/brig-general, dies in battle at 45

1897 – George Pullman, American inventor and industrialist (b. 1831)

1901 – Carl Frederik Tietgen, Danish financier and industrialist (b. 1829)

1937 – Ernest Rutherford, New Zealand physicist (Nobel 1908), dies at 66

1950 – Edna St Vincent Millay, poet/dramatist/feminist (Harp Weaver-Pulitzer Prize)

1957 – Vere G Childe, British archaeologist/prehistorian, dies at 65

1959 – Boughera El Quafi, marathoner (Olympic-gold-1928), shot to death at 60

1966 – Elizabeth Arden, US cosmetic manufacturer, dies

1971 – Alberto Pirelli, Italian industrial, dies at 89

1978 – Gig Young, American actor, kills his bride of 3 weeks and commits suicide at 64

1983 – Maurice Bishop, premier of Grenada (1979-83), murdered in coup

1984 – Jerzy Popieluszko, Polish priest/dissident, kidnapped & murdered

1986 – Moses Asch, record founder (Folkways), dies at 81

1987 – Jacqueline du Pre, British cellist, dies at 42

1987 – Hermann Lang, German race car driver (b. 1909)

 

 

 

1988 – Son HouseAmerican musician , Bluesman (b. 1902)

 

 

 

Death Letter Blues

Grinnin’ in Your Face

Son House talks about his friend Robert Johnson

Masters of Country Blues Guitar ( Documentary)

 MY BLACK MAMA with Buddy Guy 1968

 

 

 

 

1992 – Cleavon Littleactor (Blazing Saddles), dies at 53

Blazing Saddles – Camptown Ladies

Where The White Women At?

 

 

 

 

1992 – Gert Nastian, general & companion of Petra Kelly, found dead at 69

1992 – Petra Kelly, founder (German Green Party), found dead at 44

1993 – Roy Armstrong, English historian (Traditional buildings), dies at 91

1994 – Martha Raye, actress (Pin Up Girl), dies after illness at 78

1995 – Don E Cherry, jazz Musician, dies at 58

1996 – Frank Neville Hosband Robinson, physicist, dies at 71

1997 – Glen Buxton, guitarist (Alice Cooper), dies of pneumonia at 49

2006 – James Glennon, American cinematographer (b. 1942)

2008 – Mr. Blackwell, American fashion critic (b. 1922)

2010 – Tom Bosley, American actor (b. 1927)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arrests Made When Pumpkin Festival Turns To Mayhem

 

 

 

 

” Disturbances lasted until early Sunday near Keene State College after an annual pumpkin festival erupted into mayhem and led to arrests, injuries and police in riot gear using tear gas. 

  Keene State student Ellery Murray told The Boston Globe that she was at a party Saturday that had drawn a large crowd when people started throwing things. She said police responded in riot gear and used tear gas to break up the crowd.

” People were just throwing everything they could find — rocks, skateboards, buckets, pumpkins,” she said. “People just got too drunk.”

  The parties around the school were part of the annual Keene Pumpkin Festival, where the community tries to set a world record of the largest number of carved and lighted jack-o-lanterns in one place.”

 

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