Category: Education


Today In The Past

 

 

Events

753 BC - Romulus and Remus found Rome (traditional date).

43 BC - Battle of Mutina: Mark Antony is again defeated in battle by Aulus Hirtius, who is killed. Antony fails to capture Mutina and Decimus Brutus is murdered shortly after.

953 - Otto I the Great gives Utrecht fishing rights

1420 - Treaty of Saint Maartens Dike

1453 - Turkish fleet sinks ships Golden Receiver in Constantinople

1509 - Henry the VIII becomes King of England

1521 - Battle at Villalar: Emperor Charles I beats Communards

1526 - Battle at Panipat: Mogol Emperor Babur beats sultan Ibrahim Lodi

1572 - France & England sign anti-Spanish military covenant

1649 - Maryland Toleration Act passed, allowing all freedom of worship

1689 - William III & Mary Stuart proclaimed king & queen of England

1789 - John Adams sworn in as 1st US VP (9 days before Washington)

1792 - Tiradentes, a revolutionary leading movement for Brazil’s independence, is hanged, drawn and quartered.

1794 - NYC formally declares coast of Ellis Island publically owned, so they can build forts to protect NYC from British

1828 - Noah Webster publishes 1st American dictionary

 

 

 

1836 - Battle of San Jacintoin which Texas wins independence from Mexico

 

 

 

 

 

 

1855 - 1st train crosses Miss River’s 1st bridge, Rock Is Ill-Davenport Ia

1857 - Alexander Douglas patents the bustle

1862 - Congress establishes US Mint in Denver, Co

1865 - Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train leaves Washington

1878 - First Lady Lucy Hayes begins egg rolling contest on White House lawn

1878 - NY installs 1st firehouse pole

1878 - Ship Azor leaves Charleston with 206 blacks for Liberia

1898 - Spanish-American War: The U.S. Congress, on April 25, recognizes that a state of war exists between the United States and Spain as of this date.

1904 - Ty Cobb makes his pro debut for Augusta (South Atlantic League)

1913 - Gideon Sundback of Sweden patents the zipper

 

 

 

1914 - US marines occupy Vera CruzMexicostay 6 months

 

 

 

 

 

 

1918 - World War I: German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, known as “The Red Baron”, is shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme in France.

1922 - The first Aggie Muster is held as a remembrance for fellow Aggies who had died in the previous year.

1930 - Fire at Ohio State Penitentiary kills 322

1934 - Moe Berg, Senators catcher, plays AL record 117th cons errorless game

1945 - Allied troops occupy German nuclear laboratory

1945 - He Shima Okinawa conquered in 5 days, 5,000 die

1945 - Russia army arrives at outskirts of Berlin

1945 - US 7th Army occupies Neurenberg

 

 

1948 - 1st Polaroid camera was sold in US

 

 

 

 

 

1952 - BOAC begins 1st passenger service with jets (London-Rome route)

1952 - Secretary’s Day (now Administrative Professionals’ Day) is first celebrated.

1954 - Gregori Malenkov becomes premier of USSR

1954 - USAF flies French battalion to Vietnam

1955 - Minas Gerais Argentina tunnel caves in; 30 die

1956 - Elvis Presley’s 1st hit record, “Heartbreak Hotel,” becomes #1

1959 - 1211-kg great white shark becomes largest fish ever caught on a rod

1959 - Alf Dean using a rod & reel hooks a 2,664lb, 16′ 10″ white shark

1961 - French army revolts in Algeria

1961 - USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 32,000 m

1963 - Beatles meet Rolling Stones for 1st time

1965 - New York World’s Fair reopens for 2nd & final season

1967 - Dodgers 1st rain out in Los Angeles (after 737 consecutive games)

1967 - Josef Stalin’s daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, defects to US

1967 - Military coup in Greece, Konstantinos Kollias becomes premier

1970 - Reds clout 7 HRs by 6 batters, Braves counter with 3 HRs, 6 for one team & 9 different batters for two teams, all tie or set records

1972 - John Young & Charles Duke explores Moon (Apollo 16)

1972 - Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 4 (Copernicus) launched

1981 - US furnish $1 billion in arms to Saudi-Arabia

1983 - 1 pound coin introduced in United Kingdom

1984 - “Nightline” reverts back from 1 hour to ½ hour

1984 - Centers for Disease Cont says virus discovered in France causes AIDS

1984 - Franz Weber of Austria skis downhill at a record 209.8 kph

1986 - Bob Hering sets Formula One power boat record (165.338 mph, Ariz)

 

 

 

1986 - Geraldo Rivera opens Al Capone’s vault on TV & finds nothing

 

 

 

 

 

1987 - Tamil bomb attack in Colombo Sri Lanka, 115 killed

1989 - George W Bush & Edward W Rose become CEO of Texas Rangers

1989 - Thousands of Chinese crowd into Beijing’s Tiananmen Square cheering students demanding greater political freedom

1990 - “Cartoon All Stars to Rescue” shown on all 4 TV networks

1992 - Mobil Oil tug with 12,000 gallons of oil run aground in Arthur Kill

1995 - FBI arrested Timothy McVeigh & charge him with Oklahoma City bombing

1996 - Chicago Bulls win NBA record 72 games (72-8)

1997 - Ashes of Timothy Leary & Gene Roddenberry launched into orbit

 

 

 

2008 - The United States Air Force retires the F-117 Nighthawk.

 

 

 

 

 

Births

1488 - Ulrich von Hutten, German poet/humanist/patriot

1546 - Arcangelo Crivelli, composer

1555 - Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter (d. 1619)

1619 - John A van Riebeeck, colonial director/founder (Cape Colony)

1652 - Michel Rolle, French mathematician (d. 1719)

1671 - John Law, Scottish economist (d. 1729)

1774 - Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist/astronomer (balloonist)

1775 - Alexander Anderson, US, engraver/illustrator (Shakespeare)

1803 - Levin Minn Powell, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1885

1809 - Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter, Secy State (Confederacy)

1816 - Charlotte Bronte, Tornton England, novelist (Jane Eyre)

1834 - William Rufus Terrill, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1862

1838 - John Muir, US, naturalist/discoverer (glaciers in High Seirras)

1849 - Oskar Hertwig, Germany, embryologist, discovered fertilization

1851 - Charles Barrois, French geologist (d. 1939)

1864 - Max Weber, German sociologist/economist/historian (Ancient Judaism)

1870 - Edwin S. Porter, American film pioneer (d. 1941)

1872 - GW Bitzer, [Johann Gottlob Wilhelm Bitzer], Roxbury MA

1882 - Percy Williams Bridgman, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1961)

1889 - Paul Karrer, Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1971)

1896 - Henry M de Montherlant, French novelist and stage author (La Reine Morte)

1905 - Edmund G “Pat” Brown, (Gov-D-California)

1911 - Leonard Warren, NYC, baritone, Met 1939-60) died on stage

1911 - Ivan Combe, American inventor (d. 2000)

1912 - Eve Arnold, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, photojournalist (Marilyn Monroe) (d. 2012)

1913 - Choh Hao Li, bio-chemist professor, isolated growth hormones)

1913 - Norman Parkinson, England, fashion photographer, Harper’s Bazaar)

 

1915 - Anthony QuinnMexicoactorZorba the GreekLawrence of Arabia)

Actor, Anthony Quinn

 

 

 

 

1919 - Don Cornell, American singer (d. 2004)

1924 - Daniel Melnick, NYC, producer, Get Smart)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
1927 - Gerald Flood, British actor (d. 1989)

1930 - Don Tyson, founder, Tyson Foods)

1930 - Silvana Mangano, Rome Italy, actress (Death in Venice, Barabbas)

1932 - Elaine May, Phila Pa, comedienne/writer/actress, New Leaf)

1936 - Bob Cleary, US, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1960)

1936 - James Dobson, American evangelist

1937 - Charles Lee Herron, Ky, FBI most wanted fugitive (Jan 1 1986)

1942 - Bobby McClure, US gospel singer (Don’t Mess Up a Good Thing)

1947 - Alan Warner, rocker (Foundations)

1947 - Iggy Pop, [James Osterberg], Mich, rocker (Zombie Birdhouse)

1949 - Patti LuPone, Northport NY, actress/singer (Evita, Life Goes On)

1951 - Tony Danza, Brooklyn, (Tony Banta-Taxi, Tony Micelli-Who’s the Boss)

1958 - Andie MacDowell, [Rosali Anderson], SC, actress (Green Card) [or 2/12]

1959 - Jerry Only, American musician (The Misfits)

1959 - Michael Timmins, Canadian musician (Cowboy Junkies)

1960 - Julius Korir, Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Olympic-gold-1984)

1962 - Sergei Viktorovich Zalyotin, Russia, major/cosmonaut

1971 - Samantha Druce, youngest woman to swim English Channel

1971 - Alexander Kravchenko, Russian professional poker player

1971 - Hasan Akbar, American convicted murderer

1975 - Danyon Joseph Loader, Dunedin NZ, 200m/400m swimmer (Olymp-2 gold-96)

1978 - Branden Steineckert, American drummer (Rancid), (The Used)

1980 - Tony Romo, American football player

 

 

 

 

Deaths

1073 - Alexander II, [Anselmo da Baggio], Pope (1061-73), dies

1109 - Anselmus, philosopher/archbishop of Canterbury, dies

1142 - Pierre Abélard, French writer (b. 1079)

1329 - Frederick IV, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1282)

1509 - Henry VII, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509), dies at 52

1551 - Oda Nobuhide, Japanese warlord (b. 1510)

1552 - Peter Apianus, [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German astronomer, dies at 50

1557 - Petrus Apianus, German mathematician (b. 1495)

1574 - Cosimo de Medici, Italian duke of Toscane, dies at about 54

1699 - Jean Racine, French dramatist (b. 1639)

1701 - Asano Naganori, Japanese warlord (b. 1667)

1722 - Robert Beverley, Jr., historian of Colonial Virginia (b. 1673)

1730 - Jan Palfijn, Flemish physician/inventor (forceps), dies at 79

1792 - Tiradentes, Brazilian revolutionary (b. 1746)

1825 - Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathemattician (b. 1765)

1852 - Ivan Nabokov, Russian general (b. 1787)

 

1910 - Mark Twain, [Samuel Clemens], author (Huckleberry Finn), dies at 74

 

 

 

 

 

 

1918 - “Red Baron”, [Manfred von Richtofen], shot down in WW I at 25

1938 - Muhammad Iqbal, Brt E Indies lawyer/Pakistan national hero, dies at 65

1946 - John Maynard Keynes, English economist (b. 1883)

1962 - Frederick Handley Page, designer of 1st big airplane (40 seats), dies

1965 - Edward V Appleton, English physicist (Nobel Prize 1947), dies at 72

1967 - Andre L Danjon, French astronomer, dies at 77

1968 - Toby Halicki, car-crash film producer 48, killed shooting stunt

1971 - Francois “Doc” Duvalier, dictator of Haiti, dies at 64

1977 - Gummo [Milton] Marx, US comic (Marx Brothers), dies at 84

1980 - Aleksandr Oparin, Russian biochemist (b. 1894)

1985 - Rudi Gernreich, US designer (miniskirt), dies at 62

1990 - Erté, French artist (b. 1892)

1992 - Robert Harris, murderer, executed in Calif’s gas chamber at 39

1996 - Dzhokhar Dudayev, separatist leader and President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (1991), dies at 52

1996 - Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder, oddsmaker/sportscaster (CBS), dies at 76

 

2003 - Nina SimoneAmerican singer and pianist (b. 1933)

 

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2004 - Mary McGrory, American journalist (b. 1918)

2005 - Gerry Marshall, British racing driver (b. 1941)

2008 - Al Wilson, American singer (b. 1939)

2012 - Charles Colson, Nixon adviser (Watergate), dies from a brain hemorrhage at 80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

295 - 8th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet

850 - Guntherus becomes bishop of Cologne

1139 - 2nd Lateran Council (10th ecumenical council) opens in Rome

1505 - Jews are expelled from Orange Burgandy by Philibert of Luxembourg

1551 - John Dudley becomes English Earl Marshal

1657 - Battle in Santa Cruz Bay, Tenerife: English fleet under Robert Blake sinks Spanish silver fleet

1689 - The former King James II of England, now deposed, lays siege to Derry.

1702 - Comet C/1702 H1 approaches within 0.0437 AUs of Earth

1770 - Capt Cook arrives in New South Wales

1775 - British begin siege of Boston

1777 - New York adopts new constitution as an independent state

1792 - France declares war on Austria, Prussia & Sardinia

1809 - Napoleon I defeats Austria at Battle of Abensberg, Bavaria

1828 - René Caillié is first non-Muslim to enter Timbouctou.

1836 - Territory of Wisconsin created

 

 

 

1841 - 1st detective story (Poe’s “Murders in Rue Morgue“) published

 

 

 

 

 

 

1853 - Harriet Tubman starts Underground Railroad

1861 - Battle of Norfolk, VA

1861 - Colonel Robert E Lee resigns from Union army

1862 - The first pasteurization test completed by Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard.

1879 - 1st mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London & Cyprus

1894 - 136,000 mine workers strike in Ohio for pay increase

1902 - Marie & Pierre Curie isolate the radioactive element radium chloride

1904 - Louisiana Purchase Exposition opens in St Louis

1910 - Halley’s Comet passes 29th recorded perihelion at 87.9 million km

1912 - Fenway Park officially opens, Red Sox beat NY Highlanders 7-6 in 11

1914 - 33 killed by soldiers during mine strike in Ludlow, Colo

1916 - German-British sea battle off Belgian coast

1918 - Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims marking his final victories before his death the following day.

1919 - Polish Army captures Vilno, Lithuania from Soviet Army

1920 - 7th modern Olympic games opens in Antwerp Belgium

1920 - Balfour Declaration recognized, makes Palestine a British Mandate

1934 - Heinrich Himmler becomes inspector Prussian secret state police

1945 - US 7th army captured German city of Nuremberg

1945 - US forces conquer Motobu peninsula on Okinawa

1951 - Velsen city council demands investigation of police collaborators

1961 - American Harold Graham makes 1st rocket belt flight

1962 - NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 63,250 m

1962 - New Orleans Citizens Co gives free 1-way ride to blacks to move North

1962 - OAS-leader ex-general Salan arrested in Algiers

1964 - 86% of black students boycott Cleveland schools

1965 - People’s Republic China offers North Vietnam military aid

1967 - NY Met Tom Seaver’s 1st victory, beats Cubs, 6-1

1967 - US Surveyor 3 lands on Moon

1967 - US planes bomb Haiphong for 1st time during Vietnam War

1968 - Pierre Elliott Trudeau sworn-in as Canada’s PM

1968 - English politician Enoch Powell makes his controversial Rivers of Blood speech.

1970 - Bruno Kreisky becomes 1st socialist chancellor of Austria

1971 - US Supreme Court upholds use of busing to achieve racial desegregation

1972 - Apollo 16′s Young & Duke land on Moon with Boeing Lunar Rover #2

1976 - George Harrison sings lumberjack song with Monty Python

1977 - Supreme Court rules “Live Free or Die” may be covered on NH licenses

1980 - Cubans begin to arrive in US from Mariel boatlift

1981 - Final performance of TV show “Soap” airs

1983 - Pres Reagan signs a $165B bail out for Social Security

1984 - Russian offensive in Panshirvallei Afghanistan

1985 - Karyn Marshall of NYC lifted 303 lbs in a clean & jerk lift

 

 

 

1985 - ATF raid on The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord compound in northern Arkansas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1987 - Sri Lanka: Tamils shoot 122 Singalezen dead

1988 - US accuses Renamo of killing 100,000 Mozambiquians

1990 - Pete Rose pleads guilty to hiding $300,000 in income

1991 - Mark Lenzi is 1st diver to score 100 pts on a dive (101.85)

1992 - All star concert in memory of Freddie Mercury held at Wembley Stadium

1993 - Uranus passes Neptune (once every 171 years)

1994 - Danny Harold Rolling, sentenced to death in Florida, for killing 5

1994 - Serbian army bombs hospital in Goradze Bosnia, 47 killed

1997 - Cubs beat NY Mets ending NL worst opening, lost 14 straight games

1997 - Mark McGwire, is 4th to HR on Detroit Tiger left field roof (others are Frank Howard, Harmon Killibrew, & Cecil Fielder)

1998 - German terrorist group Red Army Faction announces their dissolution after 28 years.

1999 - Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold kill 13 people and injure 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School located in Jefferson County, Colorado.

2004 - In Iraq, 12 mortars are fired on Abu Ghraib Prison by insurgents, killing 22 detainees and wounding 92.

2007 - Johnson Space Center Shooting: A man with a handgun barricades himself in NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas before killing a male hostage and himself.

2008 - Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300 becoming the first female driver in history to win an Indy car race.

2010 - Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion kills 11 and causes rig to sink, initiating a massive oil discharge in the Gulf of Mexico.

2012 - 40 people are killed and 27 injured after a tractor trailer collided with a bus in Alamo, Mexico

 

 

 

Births

702 - Jafar Sadiq, Muslim scholar (d. 765)

1442 - Edward IV, King (England, 1461-83)

1494 - John Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister

1586 - Saint Rose of Lima, Peruvian saint (d. 1617)

1592 - John Eliot, St Germans Cornwall, English MP/author

1633 - Emperor Go-Komyo of Japan (d. 1654)

1646 - Charles Plumier, French botanist (d. 1704)

1723 - Cornelius Harnett, American delegate to the Continental Congress (d. 1781)

1726 - Jozef de Ferraris, French/Austrian earl/general/cartographer

1745 - Philippe Pinel, physician, founder of psychiatry

1808 - Louis-Napoleon (Napoleon III), emperor of France (1852-71)

1809 - John Smith Preston, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1881

1818 - Heinrich Göbel, German-born inventor (d. 1893)

1824 - Alfred Holt Colquitt, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1894

1827 - John Gibbon, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1896

1850 - Daniel Chester, French/American sculptor (Minute Man)

1860 - Charles Gordon Curtis, US attorney/inventor (Curtis Turbine)

1882 - Holland Smith, U.S. General (d. 1967)

1884 - Princess Beatrice of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1966)

1889 - Adolph Hitler, Braunau, Austria, dictator and Führer of Nazi Germany (1936-45)

1893 - Harold Lloyd, Burchard Neb, silent comic (Why Worry, Safety Last)

1893 - Edna Parker, American supercentenarian

1893 - Joan Miró, Spanish painter and sculptor (d. 1983)

1896 - Senor Wences, ventriloquist (Close the Door)

 

 

 

1908 - Lionel Hamptonorchestra leader/vibraphone improviser (Depths Below)

 

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1910 - Robert F Wagner, (Mayor-D-NYC, 1954-65) [or May 15]

1919 - Richard Hillary, Australian Spitfire pilot and author (d. 1943)

1920 - John Paul Stevens, Illinois, 103rd Supreme Court Justice (1975- )

1920 - Ronald Speirs, WWII Veteran (d. 2007)

1923 - Tito Puente, Puerto Rico, bandleader (Dance Mania)

1924 - Nina Foch, Leiden Netherlands, actress (American in Paris)

1927 - Karl Muller, Switzerland, superconductivity physicist (Nobel 1987)

1928 - Gerald S. Hawkins, English astronomer (d. 2003)

1938 - Bernard Malivoire, France, cox pair (Olympic-gold-1952)

1938 - Betty Cuthbert, Australia 100m/200m/400m dash (Olympic-gold-1956, 64)

1938 - Johnny Tillotson, Jacksonville Fla, singer (Gidget, Poetry in Motion)

1941 - Joni Evans, NYC, publisher (Simon & Schuster, Random House)

1943 - Edie Sedgwick, Santa Barbara CA, actor (Ciao Manhattan)

1943 - Ian Watson, UK, sci-fi author (Book of Being, Whores of Babylon)

1945 - Jimmy Winston, London, organist (Samll Facres-Itchycoo Park)

1946 - Gordon Smiley, American racecar driver (d. 1982)

1947 - Andrew Tobias, American journalist and author

1948 - Craig Frost, keyboardist (Grand Funk Railroad-Some Kind of Wonderful)

1949 - Jessica Lange, Cloquet Minnesota, actress (King Kong, Tootsie)

1949 - Veronica Cartwright, American actress

1951 - Luther Vandross, NYC, rock vocalist (Dance with my Father), (d. 2005)

1952 - Tamara Sergeyevna Zakharova, Russian cosmonaut

1961 - Don “Hitman” Mattingly, Indiana, 1st baseman (NY Yankees/MVP 1985)

1963 - Brett Edward Garsed, Victoria Australia, heavy metal artist (Nelson)

1963 - Mauricio Gugelmin, Brazilian racing driver

1963 - Aubrey de Grey, British biomedical gerontologist

1964 - Andy Serkis, English actor

1965 - Adrian Fernández, Mexican racing driver

1966 - David Chalmers, Australian philosopher

1967 - Mike Portnoy, American drummer (Dream Theater)

1968 - LeShundra Nathan, Birmingham Ala, heptathlete

1970 - Adriano Moraes, Brazilian rodeo performer

1972 - Carmen Electra [Tara Leigh Patrick], Sharonville, Ohio, American model and actress (Scary Movie, Meet the Spartans)

1974 - Ben[jamin] Lincoln Holbrook, Hartland Wis, rower (Olympics-1996)

1976 - Lenka Nemeckova, Brno Czech, tennis star (1993 Futures-Maribor-SLO)

1977 - Lisa Ervin, figure skater (US Nationals-4th-1992)

1977 - Johnny “The Bull” Stamboli, professional wrestler

 

 

 

1983 - Miranda KerrAustralian supermodel

 

 

 

 

 

 

1984 - Tyson Griffin, American mixed martial artist

 

 

 

Deaths

1164 - Victor IV, [Ottaviano Montecello], Italian antipope (1159-64), dies

1176 - Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, English soldier (b. 1130)

1314 - Clement V, [Bertrand Got], pope (1305-14) move papacy to Avignon, dies

1317 - Agnes van Montepulciano, Italian mystic/saint, dies

1521 - Zhengde, Emperor of China (b. 1491)

1534 - Elizabeth Barton, [St Magd van Kent], British prophet, dies

1558 - Johannes Bugenhagen, German reformer (b. 1485)

1632 - Nicolas Antione, converted to Judiasm, burned at the stake

1703 - Lancelot Addison, English royal chaplain (b. 1632)

1765 - Abigail Williams, American accuser in the Salem witch trials (b. 1674)

1769 - Pontiac, indian chief to Ottawa, murdered

1812 - George Clinton, 4th US VP, dies at 73 1st VP to, die in office

1821 - Franz K Achard, German physicist/chemist, dies at 67

1836 - Johan I Jozef, monarch of Liechtenstein/fieldmarshal, dies at 75

1906 - Australian wombat; oldest known marsupial, dies in London Zoo at 26

1912 - Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager/writer (Dracula), dies at 64

1932 - Giuseppe Peano, mathematician, dies

1962 - Jesse G Vincent, engineer designed 1st V-12 engine, dies at 82

1974 - Agnes Moorehead, actress (Endora-Bewitched), dies at 67

1977 - Bryan Foy, director/writer, dies at 80

1982 - Archibald MacLeish, US, lawyer/writer (Conquistador), dies at 89

1984 - Mabel Mercer, English/US singer (Fly me to the moon), dies at 84

1991 - Don[ald] Siegel, US director (Coogan’s Bluff/Dirty Harry), dies at 78

1991 - Steve Marriott, English guitarist (Small Faces), dies in a fire at 44

 

 

 

1992 - Benny Hillcomedian (Benny Hill Show), dies of a heart attack at 67

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1992 - Johnny ShinesDelta blues singer/guitaristdies at 76

 

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1993 - Cantinflas, [Mario Moreno], Mexican actor (Pepe), dies at 81

1996 - Christopher Robin Milne, bookseller, dies at 75

1996 - Tran Van Tra, soldier, dies at 77

1999 - Victims and shooters of the Columbine High School massacre

1999 - Rick Rude, American professional wrestler (b. 1958)

1999 - Señor Wences, Spanish ventriloquist and comedian (b. 1896)

2003 - Daijiro Kato, Japanese motorcycle racer (b. 1976)

2003 - Bernard Katz, German-born biophysicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1911)

2007 - Andrew Hill, American jazz composer and pianist (b. 1931)

2011 - Tim Hetherington, British-American photojournalist (b. 1970)

2011 - Chris Hondros, American photographer (b. 1970)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Has Apple Maps Found The Loch Ness Monster?

 

 

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” Since its inception in the sixth century, the legend of the Loch Ness Monster has endured unreliable sightings, doctored photos and faked footprints, but a mysterious satellite image has given fresh hope to believers of the elusive Scottish sea creature.

  The image, taken by an Apple map satellite, depicts a shadowy form of around 100 feet in length with something akin to flippers in the water of the Loch Ness.”

 

 

 

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” We’ve been looking at it for a long time trying to work out exactly what it is,” Gary Campbell, president of the Official Loch Ness Monster Fan Club, told the Daily Mail.

” It looks like a boat wake, but the boat is missing. We’ve shown it to boat experts and they don’t know what it is.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” After studying the image for six months, and with apparently no other obvious explanation, the Club has concluded that shadow is probably the Loch Ness Monster.”

 

The Telegraph has more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wyatt Earp Gun Sells For $225,000 At Auction

 

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” A gun thought to have been carried by Wyatt Earp during the famous O.K. Corral shootout in Tombstone has sold at auction for $225,000.

  A telephone bidder in New Mexico made the winning bid for the Colt .45 revolver Thursday night.

  The auction of numerous items related to Earp and his family in Scottsdale, Ariz., brought in more than $445,000, officials with J. Levine Auction & Appraisal officials said.”

More at Yahoo News

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

607 - Comet 1P/607 H1 (Halley) approaches within 0.0898 AUs of Earth

1012 - Martyrdom of Alphege in Greenwich, London.

1451 - Alam Shah of Delhi resigns throne

1529 - 2nd Parliament of Spiers bans Lutheranism

1539 - Charles, protestant German monarch, signs Treaty of Frankrfurt

 

 

 

1587 - Sir Frances Drake sails into Cadiz Spain & sinks Spanish fleet

 

 

 

 

 

 

1619 - Theatrum Anatomicum opens in Amsterdam

1770 - Capt James Cook 1st sees Australia

1775 - Minutemen Capt John Parker orders not to fire unless fired upon

 

 

 

1775 - American Revolution begins - Lexington Commonshot “heard round the world

 

 

 

 

 

 

1782 - John Adams secures Dutch Republic’s recognition of the United States as an independent government and house he purchased in The Hague, Netherlands became first American embassy.

1861 - Baltimore riots-4 soldiers, 9 civilians killed

1861 - Lincoln orders blockade of Confederate ports (Civil War)

1874 - Barracks on Alcatraz Island destroyed in fire

1892 - Charles Duryea takes 1st American-made auto out for a spin (Mass)

1897 - 1st American marathon ran, John J McDermott wins in 2:55:10 (Boston)

1906 - SF Earthquake ends killing 452

1909 - Joan of Arc receives beatification

1910 - Halley’s comet seen by naked eye 1st time this trip (Curacao)

1919 - Leslie Irvin of US makes 1st parachute jump & free fall

1923 - New Egyptian law allows suffrage for men, except soldiers

1928 - The 125th and final fascicle of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.

1933 - FDR announces US will leave gold standard

1934 - 38th Boston Marathon won by Dave Komonen of Canada in 2:32:53.8

1934 - Shirley Temple appears in her 1st movie, “Stand Up & Cheer”

1936 - First day of the Great Uprising in Palestine.

1939 - Connecticut finally approves Bill of Rights (148 years late)

1940 - “Lake Shore Ltd” derails speed killing 34 near Little Falls NY

1941 - Bulgarian troops invade Macedonia

1943 - Bicycle Day – Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann deliberately takes LSD for the first time.

1944 - Allied fleet attack Sabang Sumatra

1945 - US aircraft carrier Franklin heavy damaged in Japanese air raid

1945 - US offensive against Shuri-barrier on Okinawa

1947 - AAU record for a 25′ rope climb is set in 4.7 seconds

1947 - French ship explodes in Texas City harbor, kills about 522

1949 - Yankees dedicate a plaque for Babe Ruth

1951 - Gen Douglas MacArthur ends his military career

1955 - The German automaker Volkswagen, after six years of selling cars in the United States, founds Volkswagen of America in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey to standardize its dealer and service network.

1960 - Baseball uniforms begin displaying player’s names on their backs

1960 - Comiskey Park’s famed “exploding” scoreboard begins operating

1962 - NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 46,900m

1965 - 1st all news radio station (WINS 1010 AM in NYC) begins operating

1965 - At a cost of $20,000, the outer Astrodome ceiling is painted because of sun’s glare, this causes the grass to die

1971 - Charles Manson sentenced to life (Sharon Tate murder)

1979 - FCC raids & shuts down pirate radio station WFAT (Bkln NY)

1982 - Guinon Bluford announced as 1st black astronaut

1982 - Rosie Ruiz, marathon race cheater, arrested for forgery

1982 - Sally Ride announced as 1st woman astronaut

1984 - Nemesis, death star of dinosaurs 1st appears in print (Nature mag)

1986 - Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1987 - Gregory Robertson does 200-mph free fall to save unconscious skydiver

1987 - Last wild condor captured on California wildlife reserve

 

 

 

1989 - Gun turret explodes on USS Iowakilling 47 sailors

 

 

 

 

 

 

1990 - Contra guerrillas, leftist Sandinistas & incoming government agree to truce

1990 - Marla Maples appears on ABC’s Prime-Time

1990 - Pistons & 76′ers get into a fight accruing $162,500 fines (NBA record)

1991 - Evander Holyfield beats George Foreman in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1991 - Greyhound Bus posts $195 million loss for 1990

1993 - Branch Davidians in Waco Texas dies in fire after 51 day siege (accident, suicide, tear gas are disputed causes)

1993 - South Dakota governor George Mickelson and seven others are killed when a state-owned aircraft crashed lands in Iowa.

1994 - Graeme Obree bicycles world record 10km (11:25.88)

1994 - Inkatha ends boycott of South African multi-racial election

1994 - Rodney King award $3,800,000 in compensation of police beating

1994 - Supreme Court outlaws excluding people from juries because of gender

 

 

 

1995 - Truck bomb at Federal Building in Oklahoma Citykills 168 & injures 500

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005 - Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger elected Pope Benedict XVI on the second day of the Papal conclave.

2011 - Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba’s central committee after 45 years of holding the title.

 

 

 

Births 

1320 - Pedro I, King of Portugal (1357-67)

1603 - Michel le Tellier, French statesman (d. 1685)

1658 - Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (d. 1716)

1665 - Jacques Lelong, French bibliographer (d. 1721)

1686 - Vasily Tatishchev, Russian statesman (d. 1750)

 

 

 

1721 - Roger Shermansigner (Decl of IndConstitution)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1768 - Adrian H Haworth, English entomologist/botanist

1787 - Deaf Smith, American frontiersman and revolutionary (d. 1837)

1801 - Gustav T Fechner, [Dr Mises], German philosopher/physicist

1821 - Mortimer Dormer Leggett, Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1896

1832 - Jose Echegaray y Eizaguirre, mathematician/dramatist (Nobel 1904)

1832 - Lucretia Rudolph Garfield, 1st lady (1881)

1858 - May Robson, [Mary J Robison], Melbourne Aust, actress (Apple Annie)

1866 - Henri WA Deterding, Dutch oil magnate (Royal Oil, Shell)

1868 - Max Von Schillings, German composer/conductor (Der Pfeifertag)

1874 - Ernst Rüdin, Swiss psychiatrist, geneticist, and eugenicist (d. 1952)

 

 

 

1877 - Ole Evinrudeinventor (outboard marine engine)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1883 - Richard von Mises, Austrian-born mathematician (d. 1953)

1903 - Eliot Ness, untouchable (FBI agent-Chicago)

1905 - John S “Jimmy” Thach, US pilot/admiral (WW II)

1907 - Alan Wheatley, England, actor (Adventure of Robin Hood)

1912 - Glenn T Seaborg, American chemist (AEC, Plutonium, Nobel 1951)

1920 - Frank Fontaine, Cambridge Mass, comedian (Crazy Guggenheim)

1922 - Erich Hartmann, German WW II pilot (downed 352 Russian aircrafts)

1928 - Alexis Korner, Paris, musician (Blues Inc-Bootleg Him)

1931 - Alex Webster, Kearney, New Jersey, football coach (NY Giants), (d. 2012)

1932 - Andrea Mead Lawrence, Rutland Vt, alpine slalom skier (Oly-2 gold-52)

1933 - Jayne Mansfield, [Vera Jane Palmer], Bryn Mawr Pa, American actress (Fat Spy)

1933 - Dick Sargent, Carmel California, actor (Darrin-Bewitched)

1934 - Dickie Goodman, parody singer (Flying Saucer)

1935 - Dudley Moore, London England, actor (10, Arthur, Bedazzled, 6 Weeks)

1937 - Elinor Donahue, Tacoma Wash, actress (Father Knows Best, Get a Life)

1940 - Algy Cluff, CEO (Spectator, Cluff Resources)

1942 - Alan Price, England, rock keyboardist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)

1942 - Jack Roush, American racing entrepreneur

1943 - Mike Kelly, rocker (Duprees)

1944 - Mark “Flo” Volman, rocker (Flo & Eddie, Turtles-Eleanor)/DJ (WKRK)

1944 - James Heckman, American economist, Bank of Sweden Prize

1945 - Nuria Ortiz, Mexico, skeet shooter (Olympic-13th-1968)

1946 - Tim Curry, Cheshire England, actor (Rocky Horror Show)

1949 - Paloma Picasso, [Gilot], Paris France, actress (Immoral Tales)

1949 - Larry Walters, American “lawn chair” pilot (d. 1993)

1953 - Sara Simeoni, Italy, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1980)

1953 - Ruby Wax, British television personality

1961 - Richard Phelps, British pentathelete

 

 

 

1962 - Al Unser JrIndy-car racer (over 10 wins)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1963 - Valerie Plame Wilson, former C.I.A. agent

1965 - Suge Knight, American record producer

1967 - Steven H Silver, American science fiction editor

1967 - Dar Williams, American musician and songwriter

1969 - Jesse James, American television personality and motorcycle builder

1975 - Temoc Suarez, Greenwood SC, soccer forward (Olympics-gold-96)

1976 - Ruud Jolie, Dutch guitarist (Within Temptation)

1978 - James Franco, American actor

1979 - Challen Sievers, Downers Grove Ill, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)

1979 - Kate Hudson, Los Angeles, California, American actress (Almost Famous, You, Me and Dupree)

1980 - Alexis Thorpe, American actress

1981 - Hayden Christensen, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadian actor (Sam-Life as a House, Star Wars)

 

 

 

1987 - Maria SharapovaRussian tennis player

 

 

 

 

 

Deaths 

843 - Judith, French empress/2nd wife of Louis de Vrome, dies

1012 - Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 954)

1044 - Gothelo, duke of Neth-Lotharingen, dies

1390 - Robert II, King of Scots, dies

1529 - John Cuspinianus, [Spiessheimer], German physician, dies at about 55

1567 - Michael Stifel, German theologist/mathematician, dies at about 79

1578 - Uesugi Kenshin, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1530)

1618 - Thomas Bastard, clergyman and epigrammatist (b. 1565 or 1566)

1684 - Roger Williams, English theologian and colonist (b. 1603)

1689 - Christina, Queen of Sweden (1644-54), dies

1739 - Nicholas Saunderson, mathematician, dies

1751 - Peter Lacy, Irish-born Russian Field marshal (b. 1678)

 

 

 

1813 - Benjamin Rushphysician/abolitionist (signed Decl of Ind), dies at 67

 

 

 

 

 

 

1824 - George Gorden Noel “Lord” Byron, poet, dies at 36

1831 - Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger, German mathematician (b. 1765)

1854 - Robert Jameson, Scottish naturalist (b. 1774)

1862 - Simon Fraser, Canadian explorer, dies

1867 - Robert Smirke, British architect, dies

1874 - Owen Jones, architect, dies

1882 - Charles Robert Darwin, naturalist (Origin of Species), dies at 73

1889 - Warren De La Rue, astronomer/chemist, dies

1893 - John Addington Symonds, critic/poet, dies

1906 - Pierre Curie, French physicist/chemist (Nobel 1903), dies

1916 - Ephraim Shay, American inventor (b. 1839)

1937 - William M Conway, English historian/explorer (Spitzbergen), dies at 81

1943 - Alexander Schmorell, German resistance fighter, beheaded

1943 - Kurt Huber, German resistance fighter, beheaded

1943 - Willy Graf, German resistance fighter, beheaded

1945 - J P Heyboer, resistance fighter, executed

1949 - Ulrich Salchow, Swedish figure skater (b. 1877)

1956 - Lionel K P “Buster” Crabb, British diver (WW II), dies at 47

1956 - Leon N H Jungschlaeger, head milt intelligence Neth-Indies, dies at 52

1957 - Charles Funk, Encylopediest (Funk & Wagnalls), dies at 76

1967 - Konrad Adenauer, West Germany chancellor (1949-63), dies at 91

1986 - Alvin Childress, actor (Amos-Amos ‘n’ Andy), dies at 78

1987 - Hugh “Lumpy” Brannum, Actor (Mr Green Jeans), dies at 77

 

 

 

1987 - Maxwell D TaylorUS commander 101st airborne (WW II), dies at 85

 

 

 

 

 

 

1988 - Kwon Ki-ok, first Korean female pilot (b. 1901)

1989 - Daphne Du Maurier, English writer (Rebecca, Jamaica Inn), dies at 82

1991 - Stanley Hawes, British-born Australian film producer, director and administrator (b. 1905)

1992 - Robert F Clayton, drummer (Jody Grind), dies at 26 in a car crash

1992 - Robert Paul Haynes, bassist (Jody Grind), dies at 26 in a car crash

 

 

 

1993 - David Koresh, [Vernon Howell], cult leader (Davidians), suicide

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1993 - George Mickelson, Gov of SD, & 7 others, die in a plane crash

1994 - Frederick Ferrari, crazy Gang Member, dies at 81

1994 - Larry Davis, blues Singer/Guitarist, dies at 57

1995 - J Peter Grace Jr, CEO (W R Grace), dies from cancer at 81

1997 - El Duce, American singer and drummer (The Mentors) (b. 1958)

1998 - Octavio Paz, Mexican diplomat and writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)

1999 - David Sanes, US Navy employee

2004 - Norris McWhirter, Scottish co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records (b. 1925)

2004 - John Maynard Smith, English biologist (b. 1920)

2005 - Ruth Hussey, American actress (b. 1911)

2006 - Scott Crossfield, American pilot, first man to fly at Mach 2 (b. 1921)

2007 - Jean-Pierre Cassel, French actor (b. 1932)

2007 - Helen Walton, wife of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton (b. 1919)

2008 - Germaine Tillion, French anthropologist, member of French Resistance (b. 1907)

2009 - J.G. Ballard, British novelist. (b. 1930)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astronomers Using Kepler Telescope Discover First Earth-Sized Exoplanet Within The Habitable Zone

 

 

 

 

 

” A potential game changer in the hunt for life outside our neighborhood has just been discovered about 493 light years away. Using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have found a rocky planet that is similar in size to Earth and is within the “habitable zone” of the star it orbits.

  The discovery of this planet, called Kepler-186f, is confirmation that exoplanets the size of Earth do exist in the habitable zone of stars other than our sun. The habitable zone – often referred to as the Goldilocks Zone – is the range of distance from a star where liquid water can pool on the surface of an orbiting planet.

  This is not the first planet that has been discovered within the habitable zone, but it is the first of near equal size to Earth. Other larger planets that have been found have been at least 40 percent larger than Earth and have been difficult for researchers to determine their exact composition.”


Red Orbit has the story

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

310 - St Eusebius begins his reign as Catholic Pope

387 - Bishop Ambrosius of Milan baptizes Augustinus

1025 - Bolesław Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland.

1506 - The cornerstone of the current St. Peter’s Basilica is laid.

1518 - Bona Sforza is crowned as queen consort of Poland.

1521 - Parliament of Worms: Cardinal Alexander questions Maarten Luther

1663 - Osman declares war on Austria

1676 - Sudbury, Mass attacked by Indians

 

 

 

1775 - Paul Revere & William Dawes ride from Charleston to Lexington warning the “British are coming!

 

 

 

 

 

1783 - Fighting ceases in the American Revolution, eight years to the day since it began.

1809 - 1st run of 2,000 guineas horse race at Newmarket England

1838 - Wilkes’ expedition to South Pole sails

 

 

 

1848 - American victory at the battle of Cerro Gordo opens the way for invasion of Mexico.

 

 

 

 

 

1861 - Battle of Harpers FerryVA

 

 

 

 

 

 

1861 - Col Robert E Lee turns down offer to command Union armies

1862 - Battle of Ft Jackson, Ft St Philip & New Orlean’s, LA

1864 - Battle of Poison Springs, AR (Camden Expedition)

1865 - Confederate Gen Johnson surrendered to Gen Sherman in North Carolina

1876 - Daniel O’Leary completes a 500 mile walk in 139 hrs 32 min

1879 - Trial of Standing Bear-Crook on indians citizen rights begins

1880 - An F4 tornado strikes Marshfield, Missouri, killing 99 people and injuring 100.

1881 - Natural History Museum of South Kensington England opens

1881 - Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico.

1902 - Denmark is 1st country to adopt fingerprinting to identify criminals

1906 - 8.25 earthquake shakes SF Calif

1906 - SF earthquake & fire kills nearly 4,000 & destroys 75% of city

1912 - The Cunard liner RMS Carpathia brings 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic to New York City.

1915 - French pilot Roland Garros is shot down and glides to a landing on the German side of the lines during World War I.

1923 - 74,000 (62,281 paid) on hand for opening of Yankee Stadium

1924 - 1st crossword puzzle book published (Simon & Schuster)

1925 - World’s fair opens in Chicago

1927 - Chiang Kai-Shek forms anti-government in China

1935 - Gen Sarazen’s double eagle on 15th, wins him his 2nd Masters

1936 - Pan-Am Clipper begins regular passenger flights from SF to Honolulu

1938 - Headless Mad Butcher victim found in Cleveland

1942 - “Stars & Stripes” paper for US armed forces starts

 

 

 

1942 - James H Doolittle bombs Tokyo & other Japanese cities

 

 

 

 

 

 

1945 - 1 armed outfielder, St L Brown Pete Gray, 1st game he goes 1 for 4

1945 - Epe freed (by corporal G van Aken)

1945 - Clandestine Radio 1212, after broadcasting pro-nazi propoganda for months used their influence to trap 350,000 German army group B troops

1946 - Jackie Robinson debuts as 2nd baseman for the Montreal Royals

1946 - League of Nations dissolves (3 months after UN starts)

1948 - International Court of Justice opens at Hague Netherlands

1950 - 1st transatlantic jet passenger trip

1951 - NY Yankee Mickey Mantle goes 1-for-4 in his 1st game

1954 - Colonel Nasser seizes power & becomes PM of Egypt

1955 - 1st “Walk”/”Don’t Walk” lighted street signals installed

1958 - A United States federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound is to be released from an insane asylum.

1963 - Dr James Campbell performed the 1st human nerve transplant

1964 - Sandy Koufax is 1st to strike out the side on 9 pitches

1966 - Bill Russell became 1st black coach in NBA history (Boston Celtics)

1968 - London Bridge is sold to US oil company (to be erected in Arizona)

1974 - Red Brigade kidnaps Italian attorney general Mario Sossi

1977 - Alex Haley, author of “Roots,” awarded Pulitzer Prize

1978 - Senate votes to turn Panama Canal over to Panama on Dec 31, 1999

1980 - Zimbabwe (formerly Southern Rhodesia) declares independence from UK

1982 - Zimbabwe capital Salisbury renamed Harare

1983 - A lone suicide bomber kills 63, at US Embassy in Lebanon

1984 - Joan Benoit runs world record female marathon (2:22:43)

1986 - Robert M Gates, becomes deputy director of CIA

1986 - Titan rocket explodes seconds after liftoff from Vandenberg AFB

1987 - An unconscious skydiver is rescued by another diver in mid-air

1987 - Mike Schmidt hits 500th home run (vs Robinson-Pirates)

1989 - Zimbabwe gains independence

1990 - Bankruptcy court forces Frank Lorenzo to give up Eastern Airlines

1990 - Supreme Court rules states could make it a crime to possess or look at child pornography, even in one’s home

1991 - Census Bureau said it failed to count up to 63 million in 1990 census

1991 - John Stockton breaks his own NBA season assist record at 1,136

1994 - 23rd Boston Women’s Marathon won by Uta Pippig of Germany in 2:21:45

1994 - 98th Boston Marathon won by Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya in 2:07:15

1994 - Arsenio Hall announces he will end his show in May 1994

1994 - Former President Nixon suffered a stroke & dies 4 days later

1994 - Lebanon drops relations with Iran

1995 - Quarterback Joe Montana announces his retirement from football

1996 - In Lebanon, at least 106 civilians are killed when the Israel Defense Forces accidentally shell the UN compound at Quana.

2007 - The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in a 5-4 decision.

 

 

 

Births

1480 - Lucretia Borgiamurderess (poison)/daughter (Pope Alexander VI)

Lucretia Borgia

 

 

 

 

 

 

1521 - Francois de Coligny, ruler of van Andelot, French general (Jarnac)

1580 - Thomas Middleton, English playwright (Game of Chess)

1590 - Ahmed I, 14th Sultan of the Ottoman Emperor (1603-17); constructed the Blue Mosque

1605 - Giacomo Carissimi, composer

1740 - Francis Baring, banker/merchant

1838 - Paul Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran, French scientist (d. 1912)

1857 - Clarence S Darrow, defense attorney at Scopes monkey trial

1864 - Richard Harding Davis, US, journalist/author (In The Fig)

1881 - Max Weber, Polish/Russian/US painter

1882 - Leopold Stokowski, London England, conductor (Cincinnati Symphony)

1896 - C Eugene Wegmann, Swiss geologist (Le Jura plisse)

1904 - Pigmeat Markham, American comedian (d. 1981)

1905 - George H. Hitchings, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)

1911 - Francis Frederick Johnson, architect

1911 - George Huntington Hartford II, NYC, heir (A&P)

1912 - John Lapworth Holt, boat Designer

1921 - Barbara Hale, Dekalb Ill, actress (Della Street-Perry Mason)

 

 

 

1924 - Clarence “Gatemouth” BrownVinton Lablues singer (Mary is Fine)

 

VIDEOS

 

 

 

 

1925 - Bob Hastings, Bkln NY, actor (McHale’s Navy, All in the Family)

1925 - Lionel Edmund “Sonny” Taylor, musician

 

 

 

1927 - Samuel P. HuntingtonAmerican political scientist

 

 

 

 

 

 

1930 - Clive Revill, Wellington NZ, actor (Legend of Hell House)

1938 - Andreas J “Cat” Liebenberg, supreme commander (S Afr army)

1939 - Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran

1940 - Joseph L Goldstein, Sumter SC, physician (Nobel-1985)

1941 - Mike Vickers, rock guitarist (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn)

1942 - Jochen Rindt, German race car driver

1946 - Alexander “Skip” Spence, Canada, guitarist/vocalist (Moby Grape-Omaha)

1946 - Hayley Mills, London England, actress (Parent Trap, Pollyanna)

1946 - Lenny Baker, rocker (Sha Na Na)

1947 - Dorothy Lyman, Minneapolis Mn, (All my Children, Naomi-Mama’s Family)

1947 - James Woods, Warwick RI, actor (Salvador, Against All Odds)

1947 - Herbert Mullin, American serial killer

1948 - “Tiny” Nate Archibald, NBA guard (Cincinnati)

1949 - Geoff Bodine, American race car driver

1950 - Kenny Ortega, American film and TV producer and choreographer

1953 - Rick Moranis, Toronto, (SCTV, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Spaceballs)

1954 - Kim Stone, bassist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)

1955 - Amschel Rothschild, banker

1956 - Eric Roberts, Miss, actor (Pope of Greenwich Village, King of Gypsies)

1956 - Melody Thomas Scott, actress (Nikki-Young & Restless)

1958 - Lee Pattinson, rock bassist (Echo & Bunnymen-Heaven Up Here)

1961 - Jane Leeves, London, actress (Murphy Brown, Daphne Moon-Fraiser)

1961 - Kelly Hansen, heavy metal rocker (Hurricane-I’m on to You)

1961 - Pamella Bordes, New Dehli India, Brit parliament prostitute

1962 - Mick Sweda, heavy metal (Bulletboys, King Kobra-Ready to Strike)

1963 - Conan Chris O’Brien, Brookline Mass, TV host (Late Night)

 

 

 

1964 - Niall FergusonScotland , historian , professor

 

 

 

 

 

 

1965 - Diana Villegas, rocker (Triplets)

1965 - Sylvia Villegas, rocker (Triplets)

1965 - Vicky Villegas, rocker (Triplets)

1967 - Maria Bello, American actress

1970 - Heike Friedrich, East Germany swimmer (world record 200m)

1973 - Haile Gebresleassie, Ethiopia, 10k runner (Olympics-gold-96)

1976 - Melissa Joan Hart, Sayville NY, actress (Clarissa, Sabrina)

1979 - Anthony Davidson, British Formula One driver

1979 - Kourtney Kardashian, American reality television star

1983 - Miguel Cabrera, Venezuelan baseball player

1984 - America Ferrera, American actress

1985 - Karl Reindler, Australian racing driver

 

 

 

Deaths

680 - Mu’awijja, kalief of Al-Schaam, dies

1161 - Theobald of Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury

1558 - Roxelana, wife of Suleiman the Magnificent

1567 - Wilhelm von Grumbach, German military man, dies at 63

1689 - George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem/infamous judge, dies

1690 - Charles V Leopold, Duke of Lotharingen/Austrian fieldmarshal, dies

1732 - Louis Feuillée, French explorer (b. 1660)

1796 - Johan Wilcke, Swedish physicist (b. 1732)

1807 - Erasmus Darwin, physician writer and botanist (Influence), dies (b. 1731)

1845 - Nicholas T the Saussure, Swiss chemist/botany, dies at 77

1853 - William King, US VP, dies a month after his inauguration

1873 - Justus Freiherr von Liebig, German chemist, dies at 69

1874 - David Livingstone, African explorer, buried in Westminster Abbey

1879 - Anthony Pannizim, principal librarian (British Museum), dies

1925 - Charles Ebbets, Pres (Dodgers), dies

1935 - Ignazio Guidi, Italian orientalist/archaeologist, dies at 90

1942 - Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American socialite (b. 1875)

1943 - I Yamamoto, admiral of Japanese fleet, dies

 

 

 

1945 - Ernest T PyleBritish/US newscasterkilled in WW II at 44

 

 

 

 

 

 

1945 - John Ambrose Fleming, electrical engineer, dies

1955 - Albert Einstein, Nobel laureate (b. 1879)

1958 - Richard B Goldschmidt, German zoologist (butterflies), dies

1964 - Ben Hecht, playwright (Child of the Century), dies at 71

1986 - Marcel Dassault, [Bloch], French airplane builder, dies at 94

1993 - Arthur P Smith, US founder of Miami Planetarium, dies at 76

1993 - Masahiko Kimura, Japanese judoka (b. 1917)

1994 - Ken Oosterbroek, South African press photographer, shot dead at 32

1996 - Piet Hein, architect/poet/mathematician/inventor, dies at 80

1996 - Robert William Paine, architect, dies at 88

2002 - Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian explorer (b. 1914)

2012 - Dick Clark, American radio and television personality, dies from a heart attack at 82

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florida Teacher Accused Of Ordering Students To Attack Classmate

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A Florida teacher was fired this week after she was accused last year of ordering a group of eighth grade boys to attack a younger student, according to WPTV.

  Security camera footage shows a woman identified as former Port St. Lucie teacher Dru Dehart pointing a seventh grade boy out to a group of six eighth students. Moments later, the teens pounce on the younger boy.

  WPTV is reporting that Radravious Williams had threatened Dehart that day, hence why she allegedly ordered the older boys to attack him in March.”

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Disabled Boy Records Bullies Tormenting Him, Police Charge Him With Illegal Wiretapping

 

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” After a disabled special education child tried to record how bullies were tormenting him at school, the police in Pennslyvania responded by slapping him with the charge of felony wiretapping.

  Back in 2012, the Huffington Post documented the new trend of parents having their disabled children wiretapped based upon abuse from teachers and bullying students alike. Although some organizations like the National Autism Association “strongly suggest” using recording devices if they suspect a problem, others like the National Association of Special Education Teachers say that secret recordings are a bad idea based upon legal issues and the privacy rights of other children. In the worst case scenario, the children being bullied might themselves get in trouble under the law. Unfortunately, this is apparently exactly what happened.

  The disabled boy in this new incident was not named specifically, but his mother’s name is Shea Love, and she did not demand that her son record what the bullies were allegedly doing to him. The 15-year-old boy was previously diagnosed with a comprehension delay disorder, ADHD, and an anxiety disorder. The boy claims he was constantly being bullied at his school, and in order to prove to his mother that he “wasn’t lying” he decided to use his school-issued iPad to record the bullying: “

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Principal: L.I. High School Students Suspended Indefinitely For Displaying Confederate Flag

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Two Long Island high school students have been suspended for allegedly bringing a Confederate flag to school.

  Brother Gary Cregan, principal of St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, said the two seniors walked in with a Confederate flag draped around their shoulders during an after-hours sporting event at the school.

  The students were initially suspended for 10 days, but Cregan decided Tuesday they won’t be allowed back, Brown reported.

  Cregan wrote a letter to parents saying the use of any symbols “designed to revive past injustices or to inflame discrimination or racial intolerance, is completely unacceptable and profoundly offensive,” Newsday reported.

  The students haven’t explained why they did it. St. Anthony’s is a private Catholic school and isn’t bound by the First Amendment right to free speech.

  Still, the New York Civil Liberties Union said all people should be able to express their views freely, even the offensive ones.

“ Our motto is more speech, not censorship or punishment,” NYCLU director Donna Lieberman told Brown. “Helping children understand the impact of this patently offensive expressive activity.” “

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

858 - Benedict III ends his reign as Catholic Pope

1397 - Geoffrey Chaucer tells the Canterbury Tales for the first time at the court of Richard II. Chaucer scholars have also identified this date (in 1387) as when the book’s pilgrimage to Canterbury starts.

1492 - Christopher Columbus signs contract with Spain to find Indies

 

 

 

1524 - Giovanni Verrazano,  Florentine navigatordiscovers New York Harbor

 

 

 

 

 

 

1534 - Sir Thomas More confined in London Tower

1555 - Siena surrenders for Spanish troops

1629 - 1st commercial fishery established

1793 - Battle of Warsaw

1797 - Sir Ralph Abercromby attacks San Juan, Puerto Rico in what would be one of the largest invasions to Spanish territories in America.

1808 - Bayonne Decree by Napoleon I of France orders seizure of US ships

1817 - 1st US school for deaf (Hartford, Conn)

1824 - Russia abandons all North American claims south of 54° 40′N

1853 - US Marine Hospital at Presidio (SF) forms

1861 - Indianola TX – “Star of West” taken by Confederacy

1861 - Virginia is 8th state to secede

 

 

 

1863 -  Grierson’s Raid : La GrangeTN to Baton RougeLA

 

 

 

 

 

1864 - Battle of Plymouth, NC

1864 - Bread revolt in Savannah, Georgia

1864 - Grant suspends prisoner-of-war exchanges

1865 - Mary Surratt is arrested as a conspirator in Lincoln’s assassination

1875 - “Snooker” (variation of pool) invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain

1895 - Treaty of Shimonoseki signed, ends 1st Sino-Japanese War (1894-95)

1900 - 7 high chiefs of American Samoa sign Instrument of Cession

1905 - US Supreme court judges maximum work day unconstitutional

1905 - The Supreme Court of the United States decides Lochner v. New York which held that the “right to free contract” was implicit in the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.

1907 - Ellis Island, NY-11,745 immigrants arrive

1912 - 1st unofficial gold record (Al Jolson’s “Ragging The Baby To Sleep”)

1920 - American Professional Football Association forms (NFL)

1924 - Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures & Louis B Mayer Co merged to form MGM

1932 - Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery

1934 - New Fenway Park opens, Washington Senators beat Red Sox 6-5

1937 - Cartoon characters Daffy Duck, Elmer J Fudd & Petunia Pig, debut

1939 - Joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1941 - British troop land in Iraq/Yugoslavia; surrender to nazis

1941 - Office of Price Administration forms (handled rationing)

1941 - World War II: The Kingdom of Yugoslavia surrenders to Germany.

1942 - 12 Lancaster bombers strike MAN-factory in Augsburg

1942 - Operations begin to destroy Sobibor Concentration Camp

1942 - POW French General Henri Giraud escapes from his castle prison in Festung Königstein.

1943 - Admiral Yamamoto flies from Truk to Rabaul

1945 - 8th Air Force bombs Dresden

1945 - Benito Mussolini flees from Salò to Milan

1945 - US troops lands in Mindanao

1947 - Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit

1951 - NY Yankee Mickey Mantle’s 1st game, he goes 1 for 4

1953 - Mickey Mantle hits a 565′ (172 m) HR in Wash DC’s Griffith Stadium

1956 - Willie Mosconi sinks 150 consecutive balls in a billiard tournament

1958 - Brussel’s (Belgium) World Fair opens

1961 - 1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs attempt to overthrow Castro

1964 - Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2368 base)

1964 - Jerrie Mock becomes 1st woman to fly solo around the world

1967 - Shortwave Radio NY Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off

1967 - Surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20

1969 - Bernadette Devlin elected to British house of commons

1969 - Czechoslovakia’s Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubcek deposed

1969 - Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating Sen Robert F Kennedy

1969 - The Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their 1st concert

1970 - Apollo 13 limps back safely, Beech-built oxygen tank no help

1972 - 1st Boston Women’s Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik of NY in 3:10:26

1972 - 76th Boston Marathon won by Olavi Suomalainen of Finland in 2:15:39

1973 - 2nd Boston Women’s Marathon won by Jacqueline Hansen of CA in 3:05:59

1973 - 77th Boston Marathon won by Jon Anderson of Oreg in 2:16:03

 

 

 

1973 - German counter-terrorist unit GSG 9 founded.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1974 - Bundy victim Susan Rancourt disappears from CWU, Ellensburg, WA

1974 - Moslem fundamentalists assault military academy in Heliopolis Egypt

1975 - Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Kampuchea Natl Day)

1975 - Phnom Penh fell to Communist insurgents, ending Cambodia’s 5-year war

1978 - 63,500,000 shares traded on NY stock exchange (record)

1978 - 7th Boston Women’s Marathon won by Gayle Barron of Ga in 2:44:52

1978 - 82nd Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers of Mass in 2:10:13

1978 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Carl Sagan for “Dragons of Eden”

1982 - Canada adopts its constitution

1983 - Grete Waitz runs female world record marathon (2:25:29)

1983 - In Warsaw, police route 1,000 Solidarity supporters

1983 - India entered space age launching SLV-3 rocket

1983 - Nolan Ryan strikes out his 3,500th batter

1983 - Islanders tie NHL record with 3 shorthanded playoff goals vs Rangers Rangers 7-Isles 6-Patrick Div Finals-Isles hold 2-1 lead Wayne Gretzky scores 7 goals in one Stanley Cup playoff game

1986 - IBM produces 1st megabit-chip

1986 - Netherlands & Scilly Islands sign peace treaty (war of 1651)

1986 - Pulitzer prize awarded to Larry McMurtry for “Lonesome Dove”

1987 - Julius Erving becomes 3rd NBA player to score 30,000 points

1989 - 18th Boston Women’s Marath won by Ingrid Kristiansen of Nor in 2:24:33

1989 - 93rd Boston Marathon won by Abebe Mekonen of Ethiopia in 2:09:06

1989 - Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $245 per week

1990 - Gas explodes on passenger train in Kumrahar India, 80 die

1991 - Dow Jones closes above 3,000 for 1st time (3,004.46)

1991 - Railroad workers go on strike in US

1993 - Police officers found guilty of violating Rodney Kings civil rights

1995 - 24th Boston Women’s Marathon won by Uta Pippig of Germany in 2:25:11

1995 - 99th Boston Marathon won by Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya in 2:09:22

1997 - John Bell, 115, recieves new pacemaker

2002 - Four Canadian Forces soldiers are killed in Afghanistan by friendly fire from two United States Air Force F-16s, the first deaths in a combat zone for Canada since the Korean War.

2012 - The St Cuthbert Gospel, Europe’s oldest intact book, purchased by the British Library for 9 million pounds

 

 

 

 

Births

1278 - Michael IX Palaeologus, co-ruling Eastern Roman Emperor (d. 1320)

1539 - Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia)

1586 - John Ford, English dramatist (‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore)

1598 - Giovanni Riccioli, Italian astronomer (d. 1671)

1620 - Marguerite Bourgeoys, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame (d. 1700)

1710 - Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan, British Freemason (d. 1767)

1741 - Johann Gottlieb Naumann, composer

 

 

 

1741 - Samuel Chasesupreme court justice (signed Decl of Ind)

 

 

 

 

1788 - Joseph Gilbert Totten, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1864

1798 - Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (d. 1840)

1809 - Philip St George Cocke, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1861

1813 - Henry Washington Benham, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1884

1827 - French C Baeckelmans, Flemish architect (St Amanduskerk, Antwerp)

1837 - John Pierpont Morgan, US banker/CEO (US Steel)

1845 - Isabel Barrows, US, editor/penologist (Conference on Negro Question)

1849 - William R. Day, American diplomat and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1923)

1863 - Augustus Edward Hough Love, English mathematician (d. 1940)

1866 - Ernest Starling, British physiologist (d. 1927)

1885 - Karen Blixen-Finecke, [pen name Isak Dinesen], Danish writer (Out of Africa)

1895 - Bert Wheeler, actor (Nitwits, Hold ‘em Jail, High Flyers, Rainmakers)

1896 - Senor Wences, ventriloquist (his hand acts as a puppet)

1897 - Thornton N Wilder, US, novelist/playwright (Our Town)

1904 - Edward Chodorov, playwright/director (Story of Louis Pasteur)

1905 - Arthur Lake, Corbin Ky, actor (Dagwood-Blondie)

 

1915 - Joe FossAmerican WWII USMC ace pilot and Medal Of Honor recipient (d. 2003)

 

 

 

FOSS, JOSEPH JACOB Photo

 

 

 

 

 

1916 - David Stafford-Clark, psychiatrist

1916 - Donald Gibson, British vice-admiral

1916 - Sirimavo Bandaranaike, world’s 1st woman PM (Sri Lanka, 1960..77)

1918 - Anne Shirley, UK, actress (Devil & Daniel Webster, Stella Dallas)

 

 

 

1918 William HoldenIllactor (Stalag 17Bridge Over River KwaiSOB)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1921 - Donald Barron, CEO (Midland Bank)

1923 - Harry Reasoner, Dakota City Iowa, newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC, CBS)

1923 - Lloyd Biggle Jr, US, sci-fi author (Silence is Deadly)

1923 - Norman Potter, cabinetmaker designer/writer

1926 - G M Hughes, professor/zoologist

1928 - Cynthia Ozick, US, author (Pagan Rabbi & Other Stories)

1929 - James Last, orchestra leader/composer/arranger

1930 - Chris Barber, jazz trombonist

1934 - Don Kirshner, rock & roll producer (invented bubblegum music)

1936 - Pete Graves, rocker (Moonglows)

 

 

 

1937 - Daffy Duckanimated character

 

VIDEOS

 

 

 

 

1937 - Eduard N Stepanov, Russian cosmonaut

1939 - Robin Knox-Johnston, yachtsman

1943 - Roy Estrada, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)

1946 - Clare Francis, yachtswoman/novelist (Come Hell or High Water)

1948 - Jan Hammer, composer (Escape from TV, Miami Vice)

1949 - Heini Hemmi, Switzerland, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1976)

1951 - Olivia Hussey, Buenos Aires, actress (Romeo & Juliet, Death on Nile)

1952 - Željko Ražnatović, Serbian warlord (d. 2000)

1954 - Riccardo Patrese, driver (Grand Prix)

1954 - Michael Sembello, American musician

1955 - Pete Shelley, vocal/guitar (Buzzcocks-Going Steady, Love Bites)

1956 - Pillow, [Therese Joan Bell], California, bodybuilder (Gold Classic 1983)

1957 - Nick Hornby, English author

1959 - Sean Bean, English actor (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, A Game of Thrones)

1959 - Teri Austin, Toronto Canada, actress (Terminal Choice, Knots Landing)

1961 - Boomer Esiason, NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Cincinnati Bengals)

1962 - Nancy Hogshead, Iowa City, swimmer (Olympic-gold-1984)/model (jockey)

1964 - Raye Hollit, American Gladiator (Zap)

1966 - Lela Rochon, actress (Waiting to Exhale)

1967 - Liz Phair, American musician/songwriter

1969 - Alexander McQueen, fashion designer

1972 - Jennifer Garner [Affleck], Houston, Texas. American actress (Sydney Bristow-Alias)

1972 - Claire Sweeney, English actress

1973 - Brett Maher, Adelaide SA Australia, basketball guard (Olympics-96)

1974 - Victoria Beckham [Adams], Harlow, Essex, English singer (Posh Spice-Spice Girls)

1976 - Nadine Thomas, Miss Jamaica Universe (1997)

1976 - Monet Mazur, American actress and musician

1978 - Jason White, Scottish rugby player

1981 - Ryan Raburn, American baseball player

 

 

 

Deaths

326 - Alexander of Alexandria, Patriarch of Alexandria

485 - Proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14]

617 - Donnán of Eigg, Celtic Christian martyr, patron saint of Eigg

818 - Bernhard I, King of Italy, dies

858 - Benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies

1080 - King Harald III of Denmark (b. 1041)

1272 - Zita/Cita, Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59

1427 - Jan IV, duke of Brabant/Limburg/wife of Jacoba van Bayern, dies

1574 - Joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German philologist, dies

1630 - Christian I, ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (battle of White Mt), dies

1680 - Kateri Tekakwitha, first American Indian to receive beatification (b. 1656)

1761 - Thomas Bayes, English mathematician

 

 

 

1790 - Benjamin FranklinUS, (Poor Richards Almanac), dies at 84

 

 

 

 

 

 

1799 - Richard Jupp, English architect (b. 1728)

1835 - William Henry Ireland, forger (Shakespearean manuscripts), dies

1838 - J Schopenhauer, writer, dies at 71

1843 - Samuel Morey, American inventor (b. 1762)

1863 - Daniel Smith Donelson, Confederate general/cousin of Andrew Jackson, dies at 61

1882 - George Jennings Sanitary engineer (b. 1810)

1941 - Al Bowlly, British dance band vocalist (b. 1899)

1942 - Jean Perrin, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1870)

1945 - Hannie Schaft, “Girl with red hair,” executed

1945 - Walter Model, German fieldmarshal, commits suicide at 54

1960 - Eddie Cochran, rocker, dies at 21 in a car crash

1967 - Red Allen, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1908)

1968 - Margaret Seddon, dies at 95

1974 - Vinnie Taylor, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a drug overdose

1976 - Henrik Dam, Danish biochemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)

1983 - Felix Pappalardi, rocker (Cream, Mountain), dies

1983 - Mark W Clark, US general (WW II), dies at 87

1987 - Carlton Barrett, Jamaican reggae drummer (No woman no cry), dies at 36

 

 

 

1987 - Dick Shawncomedian (Producers), dies on stage at 57

 

 

 

 

1988 - Eva Novak, actress (Medicine Man), dies of pneumonia at 90

1990 - Ralph David Abernathy, US civil rights leader, dies

1992 - Hank Penny, country music singer, dies at 73 of heart failure

1996 - Jose Luis Lopez Aranguren, philosopher, dies at 86

1997 - Chaim Herzog, President of Israel (1983-93), dies at 78

1998 - Linda McCartney, American-born wife of Paul McCartney (b. 1941)

2003 - Robert Atkins, American dietician (b. 1930)

2003 - Paul Getty, American-born philanthropist (b. 1932)

 

 

 

2003 - Earl KingAmerican musician and songwriter (b. 1934)

 

VIDEOS

 

 

 

2003 - Yiannis Latsis, Greek shipping tycoon (b. 1910)

2007 - Kitty Carlisle, American actress and television personality (b. 1910)

2008 - Danny Federici, organ player for E-Street Band (b. 1950)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jesse Parent – From Button Poetry

 

 

 

Published on Apr 5, 2014

” Performing during the Coaches Slam at the 2014 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. Find out more about Jesse at http://www.jesseparent.com

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  We seek to showcase the power and diversity of voices in our community. By encouraging and broadcasting the best and brightest performance poets of today, we hope to broaden poetry’s audience, to expand its reach and develop a greater level of cultural appreciation for the art form.”

 

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Alleged Threat Of Violence At Auburn University For April 16

 

 

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” A threat to “unleash a rampage of Biblical proportion” was found scrawled on a men’s room wall in the library of Auburn University on Tuesday night. The message said that the violence would occur on April 16, 2014, seven years to the day after the mass shooting at Virginia Tech, which took 33 lives.

  Campus officials have sent out an alert saying, “While no immediate threat has been substantiated, police presence has and will be increased in and around the campus of Auburn University.”

  According to The Plainsman, a student news outlet, pre-med student Caleb Mason found the message about three weeks ago in the Haley Center, and called police. Per their request, Mason sent a picture of the message. There was apparently some confusion about where exactly the threat was located, and Caleb didn’t hear anything back from authorities, until Tuesday night.

   If you need to report suspicious activity, contact the City of Auburn Police Department at (334) 501-3100 or call 911.”

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Police Officer’s Son Charged In City’s Worst Mass Murder

 

 

 

 

 

” Like many local students, Matthew de Grood got off work Monday night and headed out to celebrate the end of the semester at the University of Calgary.

  But shortly after being welcomed into a Brentwood house party, de Grood would be strapped to a stretcher and under arrest, accused of fatally stabbing five others at the gathering — the worst mass killing in Calgary’s history.”

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” Everybody is so shocked right now. I saw his picture. At first I thought, ‘Oh, my God, maybe he’s the one who got hurt. Then I read underneath. My heart just dropped,” said a former high school classmate of de Grood’s, who also knew him at U of C.

  The victims — Lawrence Hong, Josh Hunter, Kaitlin Perras, Zackariah Rathwell and Jordan Segura — were, by all accounts, celebrating like everyone else when they became the subjects of an unprovoked attack just after 1 a.m. Tuesday.

  Police Chief Rick Hanson said the victims were “targeted one by one” during a house party at 11 Butler Cres. N.W.”

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events 

1178 BC - A solar eclipse may have marked the return of Odysseus, legendary King of Ithaca, to his kingdom after the Trojan War.

73 - Masada, a Jewish fortress, falls to the Romans after several months of siege, ending the Jewish Revolt.

556 - Pelagius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

1071 - Bari falls to Robert Guiscard, ending Byzantine rule in Italy.

1346 - The Serbian Empire is proclaimed in Skopje at an Easter assembly and Stephen Uroš IV Dušan crowned Emperor over much of the Balkans.

1395 - Azzo X d’Este is defeated at the Battle of Portomaggiore by Venetian-Ferrarese troops.

1509 - French army under Louis XII enters Alps

1521 - Martin Luther arrives at Diet of Worms

1582 - Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma founds the settlement of Salta, Argentina.

1632 - Albrecht von Wallenstein appointed supreme commander

1705 - Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College

1724 - 1st Easter observed (OS=Apr 9)

1746 - Battle at Culloden: Troops of George II of Great Britain defeat Charles Stuart

1777 - Battle of Bennington-New England’s Green Mountain Boys rout Brits

1780 - The University of Münster in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany is founded.

1789 - George Washington heads for 1st presidential inauguration

1799 - Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Mount Tabor – Napoleon drives Ottoman Turks across the River Jordan near Acre.

1818 - Senate ratifies Rush-Bagot amendment (unarmed US-Canada border)

1853 - The first passenger rail opens in India, from Bori Bunder, Bombay to Thane.

1854 - Steamer “Long Beach” sinks off Long Beach NY, 311 die

1861 - US president Lincoln outlaws business with confederate states

1862 - Slavery abolished in District of Columbia

1862 - US Confederate Congress approves conscription act for all white males (18-35 years)

1865 - Battle of Columbus & West Point, GA (Ft Tyler)

1866 - Nitroglycerine at Wells Fargo & Co office explodes

1868 - Louisiana voters approve new constitution

1869 - Ebenezer Bassett, 1st US Negro diplomat, begins service in Haiti

1874 - Dr David Livingstones corpse arrives in Southampton

1881 - In Dodge City, Kansas, Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle.

1908 - Natural Bridges National Monument forms (Lake Powell Utah)

1912 - Harriet Quimby becomes 1st woman pilot to cross English Channel

1912 - Pirates turn a rare 5-3-7 doubleplay (left fielder covers 2nd base)

1917 - Lenin returns to Russia to start Bolshevik Revolution

1922 - Annie Oakley sets women’s record by breaking 100 clay targets in a row

1924 - 1st radio-transmission of wireless: Mattheus Passion

1925 - During the Communist St Nedelya Church assault in Sofia, 150 are killed and 500 are wounded.

1926 - Book of the Month Club sends out its 1st selections “Lolly Willowes” & “Loving Huntsman” by Sylvia Townsend Warner

1929 - NY Yankees become 1st team to wear uniform numbers

1935 - 1st radio broadcast of “Fibber McGee & Molly”

1939 - Stalin requests British, French & Russian anti-nazi pact

1940 - 1st televised baseball game, WGN-TV, (White Sox vs Cubs exhibition)

1940 - Cleve Indian Bob Feller hurls an opening day no-hitter vs Chic, 1-0

1942 - Japanese occupying army on Java installs film censorship

1942 - King George VI awards George Cross to Island of Malta

1943 - 40 NZ bombers attack Haarlem Neth (85 killed)

1943 - Dr. Albert Hofmann discovers the psychedelic effects of LSD.

1945 - German troops in Groningen surrender

1945 - Red Army begins Battle of Berlin

1945 - US troops enter Nuremberg, Germany, during WW II

1945 - US troops land on He Shima Okinawa

1946 - 1st US launch of captured V-2 rocket, White Sands, NM; 8 km alt

1947 - -17] Explosions & fire on French ship Grandcamp

1947 - Lens to provide zoom effects demonstrated (NYC)

1947 - Massive explosion & fire kills 522 in Texas City, Tx

1948 - Organization for European Economic Cooperation (EEC) forms in Paris

1951 - British submarine Affray sank in English Channel, killing 75

1953 - British royal yacht Britannica taken out of service

1956 - 1st solar powered radios go on sale

1962 - Brazil nationalizes US businesses

1962 - Walter Cronkite begins anchoring CBS Evening News

1964 - 9 men sentenced 25-30 years for Britain’s 1963 “Great Train Robbery”

1964 - Geraldine Mock of US is 1st woman to fly solo round the world

1965 - Test flight of heavy Saturn S-1C-rocket

1970 - 70 die in a snow crush (France)

1972 - Apollo 16 launched; 5th manned lunar landing (Decartes Highlands)

1972 - China sends 2 giant pandas to US

1975 - Cambodian Red Khmer occupy Phnom Penh

1983 - Steve Garvey sets NL record by playing in 1,118 consecutive games

1986 - To dispel rumors he’s dead, Moammar Gadhafi appears on TV

1987 - British Conservative MP Harvey Proctor appears at Bow Street Magistrates’ Court in London charged with gross indecency.

1990 - Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $260 per week

1990 - Supreme Court rejects appeal from retarded man, Dalton Prejean, condemned to death for murdering a Louisiana state trooper in 1977

1992 - The Katina P. runs aground off of Maputo, Mozambique. 60,000 tons of crude oil spill into the ocean.

1993 - Jury reaches guilty verdict in Federal case against cop who beat Rodney King, but the verdict is not read until April 17th

2004 - The super liner Queen Mary 2 embarks on her first Trans-Atlantic crossing, linking the golden age of ocean travel to the modern age of ocean travel.

2007 - Virginia Tech massacre: The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. The gunman, Seung-Hui Cho, shoots 32 people to death and injures 23 others before committing suicide.

2012 - At least 55 people are killed in the Syrian uprising despite UN presence to oversee ceasefire

 

 

 

Births

778 - King Louis the Pious (d. 840)

1495 - Petrus Apianus, German mathematician (d. 1557)

1628 - Cornelis Evertsen de Young, vice admiral of Zealand

1660 - Hans Sloane, England, physician/naturalist/founder (British Museum)

1661 - Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax, British poet and statesman (d. 1715)

1673 - Francesco Feroci, composer

1682 - John Hadley, mathematician/inventor (1st reflecting telescope)

1728 - Joseph Zwart, Scottish chemist/physicist

1738 - Henry Clinton, British general (d. 1795)

1816 - Edward “Old Allegheny” Johnson, Major General (Confederate Army)

1821 - Ford Maddox Brown, painter

1823 - Orlando Bolivar Wilcox, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1907

1823 - Ferdinand Eisenstein, German mathematician (d. 1852)

1850 - Herbert Baxter Adams, US, historian (American Historical Association)

1865 - Henry George Chauvel, Australian general (d. 1945)

1867 - Wilbur Wright, of aeronautical fame (Wright Brothers)

1889 - Charlie Chaplin, (Tramp), comedian (City Lights)/IBM salesman

1897 - John B Glubb, British commandant/writer (A soldier with the Arabs)

1899 - Osman Achmatowicz, Polish chemist (d. 1988)

1900 - Polly Adler, Russia, bordello proprieter/author (House is not a Home)

1905 - John Lee-Barber, admiral

1906 - Pigmeat Markham, Durham NC, comedian (Here Comes da Judge-Laugh In)

1907 - Joseph-Armand Bombardier, French-Canadian inventor and businessman (Bombardier) (d. 1964)

1911 - Christine McIntyre, actress (3 Stooges movies)

1912 - John Halas, animator

1912 - Garth Williams, American illustrator (d. 1996)

1913 - Les Tremayne, London, actor (Angry Red Planet, War of the Worlds)

1913 - Lord Aberconway, CEO (John Brown & Co)

1914 - John Hodiak, Pittsburgh PA, actor (A Bell for Adamo, Lifeboat)

1918 - Spike Milligan, India, actor/comedian (Digby, 3 Musketeers)

1918 - Dick Gibson, British racing driver

1919 - Merce Cunningham, choreographer (Acrobat in Every Soul is a Circus)

1920 - Barry Nelson, Oakland, actor (Airport, My Favorite Husband)

1921 - Peter Ustinov, London, actor (Death on Nile, Logan’s Run, Billy Budd)

1922 - Christopher Samuel Youd, UK, sci-fi author (Tripods Trilogy), (d. 2012)

1922 - Kingsley Amis, London, novelist (Lucky Jim, James Bond Dossier)

1922 - Eddie Bert, Yonkers, New York, bebopjazz trombonist, (d. 2012)

1924 - Henry Mancini, Cleveland, composer/conductor (Pink Panther)

1925 - Edie Adams, Kingston Pa, Mrs Ernie Kovacs (Murial Cigar), actress

1927 - Joseph Ratzinger, German theologist/dogmaticus

1928 - Dick “Night Train” Lane, NFL defensive back (Rams, Cards, Lions)

1930 - Herbie Mann, Brooklyn NY, jazz flute/sax (Just Wallin’)

1932 - Imre Polyak, Hungary, featherweight (Olympic-gold-1964)

1934 - Brian Peppiatt, joint CEO (SG Warburg Securities)

1934 - Geoffrey Owen, British editor (Financial Times)

1934 - Robert Stigwood, producer (Saturday Night Fever, Grease)

1935 - Bobby Vinton, Pitts Pa, singer (Roses are Red, Blue on Blue)

1935 - Haskell “Cool Papa” Sadler, blues singer/guitarist

1939 - Dusty Springfield, [Mary O'Brien], London, vocalist (Growing Pains)

1945 - Stefan Grossman, NYC, country blues singer (Yazoo Basin Boogie)

1946 - Margot Adler, American journalist

1947 - Gerry Rafferty, Paisley Scotland, guitarist/vocalist (Baker Street)

1947 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, [Lew Alcindor], NBA center (Mil Bucks, LA Lakers)

1949 - Melody Patterson, American actress

1951 - Pierre Toutain-Dorbec, French photographer

1952 - Peter Westbrook, St Louis Mo, US fencer (Olympic-bronze-88, 92, 96)

1953 - Jay O Sanders, Austin TX, actor (Meeting Venus, V I Warshawski)

1953 - J. Neil Schulman, American writer

1954 - Ellen Barkin, Bronx NY, actress (Big Easy, Sea of Love)

1954 - John Bowe, Australian racing driver

1955 - Charlotte Morrison, English large landowner/multi-millionaire

1956 - David M Brown, Arlington Va, Cmdr USN/astronaut

1956 - Lise-Marie Morerod, Swiss skier

1959 - Anne Kursinski, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-silver-96)

1961 - Doris Dragović, Croatian singer

1963 - Jimmy Osmond, Ogden Utah, singer (Donnie & Marie)

1964 - Dave Pirner, rocker (Soul Asylum)

1965 - Jon Cryer, actor (Pretty in Pink, Superman IV)

1965 - Martin Lawrence, comedian (Martin)

1971 - Selena, Texas, spanish singer (Grammy-1994)

1976 - Lukas Haas, actor (Music Box, Witness, Testament, Leap of Faith)

1976 - Dan Kellner, American fencer

1977 - Alek Wek, Sudanese supermodel

1979 - Christijan Albers, Dutch Formula One driver

1982 - Gina Carano, American Mixed Martial Arts fighter.

1985 - Benjamín Rojas, Argentine actor and singer

1986 - Paul di Resta, British racing driver

1990 - Heather Fulton, American marine biologist

 

 

 

Deaths

69 - Otho, Roman Emperor (b. 32)

744 - al-Walid II, Umayyad caliph

924 - Berengar of Friuli, King of Italy

1115 - Svjatopolk II, great monarch of Kiev, dies [or 1113]

1118 - Adelaide del Vasto, wife of Roger II of Sicily

1198 - Duke Frederick I of Austria

1446 - Filippo Brunelleschi, architect, dies

1529 - Louis de Berquin, French humanist/reformer/heretic, burned at stake

1619 - Denijs Calvaert/Caluwaert, [Dionisio Fiamingo], Flemish painter, dies

1645 - Tobias Hume, English composer

1756 - Jacques Cassini, Fr astronomer (Discover rings of Saturn), dies at 79

1783 - Christian Mayer, Czech astronomer (b. 1719)

1788 - Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, French naturalist (b. 1707)

1828 - Francisco Goya y Lucientes, Spanish painter/cartoonist, dies at 82

1850 - Marie [Gresholtz] Tussaud, maker of wax figures, dies at 88

1859 - Alexis de Tocqueville, French historian (b. 1805)

1865 - Robert C Tyler, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle

1879 - Bernadette, st/(saw Virgin Mary at Lourdes), dies in Nevers France

1888 - Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski, Polish physicist (b. 1845)

1899 - Emilio Jacinto, Filipino poet and revolutionary (b 1875)

1914 - George W Hill, US astronomer (moon orbit), dies at 76

1915 - Nelson W. Aldrich, American politician (b. 1841)

1928 - Henry Birks, Canadian businessman, founder of Henri Birks and Sons (b. 1840)

1938 - Bertram Wagstaff Mills, circus proprietor, dies

1946 - Arthur Chevrolet, Swiss-born race car driver and automobile designer (b. 1884)

1947 - Rudolf Höß, commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp (b. 1900)

1955 - Abdullah Seif el-Islam, brother of Yemenite king Ahmed, beheaded

1958 - Rosalind Franklin, British chemist (b. 1920)

1968 - Edna Ferber, American author (American Beauty), dies at 82

1970 - Richard Neutra, American architect (b. 1892)

1972 - Yasunari Kawabata, Japanese author (Nobel 1968), dies at 72

1978 - Lucius D Clay, gen/gov US zone W-Germany (airlift), dies at 80

1988 - Khalil al-Wazir, PLO milt commander, assassinated by Israeli commandos

1991 - David Lean, director (28 academy awards), dies of pneumonia at 83

1992 - Neville Brand, actor (Stalag 17), dies of emphysema at 71

1994 - Ralph Waldo Ellison, US writer (Invisible Man), dies at 80

1995 - Cheyenne Brando, daughter of Marlon, commits suicide

1996 - Raymond Earl Hill, saxophonist, dies at 62

1996 - Stavros Spyros Niarchos, Greek shipowner, dies at 86

1997 - Emilio Azcarraga Milmo, media tycoon, dies at 66

1997 - Mae Boren Axton, song writer (Heartbreak Hotel), dies at 82

1998 - Fred Davis, English snooker player (b. 1913)

1998 - Alberto Calderón, Argentine mathematician (b. 1920)

1999 - Skip Spence, Canadian-born guitarist, singer and songwriter (Jefferson Airplane) (b. 1946)

2002 - Ruth Fertel, American restaurateur (b. 1927)

2002 - Robert Urich, American actor (b. 1946)

2005 - Marla Ruzicka, American humanitarian worker and peace activist (b. 1976)

2007 - Maria Lenk, Brazilian swimmer and first Brazilian woman to compete in the Olympic Games (b. 1915)

2007 - Seung-Hui Cho, Korean American murderer (b. 1984), see List of victims of the Virginia Tech massacre

2007 - Jocelyne Couture-Nowak, American instructor of French (b. 1958)

2007 - Kevin Granata, American professor of Engineering (b. 1961)

2007 - Liviu Librescu, American Jewish-Romanian professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics (b. 1930)

2007 - G. V. Loganathan, Indian American professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (b. 1954)

2007 - Frank Bateson, New Zealand astronomer (b. 1909)

2008 - Edward Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist (b. 1917)

2010 - Rasim Delic, Bosnian military chief of staff and war criminal (b. 1949)

2012 - Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Danish shipping Magnate, dies at 98

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suspected Islamist Rebels Abduct Over 100 Nigerian Schoolgirls

 

 

 

” Suspected Islamist insurgents have abducted more than 100 female students in a night raid on a government secondary school in Nigeria’s northeast Borno state, a teacher said on Tuesday.

  He said gunmen, believed to be members of the Boko Haram Islamist group which has attacked schools in the northeast before as part of their anti-government rebellion, carried off the students from the school in Chibok late on Monday.

” Over 100 female students in our government secondary school at Chibok have been abducted,” said Audu Musa, who teaches in another public school in the area, around 90 miles south of the Borno state capital Maiduguri.

  Musa said he saw eight bodies in the area on Tuesday morning, but did not give the identity of the victims. “Things are very bad here and everybody is sad,” he said.”

 

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23 Global Warming & Climate Change Stories All Americans Should Read Before Earth Day

 

 

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” The following are 23 news stories from a variety of sources that everyone should consider before the avalanche of “go green” stories that will be unveiled on Earth Day – in the media and in our kids’ schools.

  Whether or not one wants to promote the perfectly fine goal of fostering a better environment and leaving a cleaner planet for one’s children, that should not be carried out on the basis of disinformation, hysteria, or hidden political agendas.

1. Humans are NOT to Blame for Global Warming, Says Greenpeace Co-founder… (Daily Mail)

“ There is no scientific proof of man-made global warming and a hotter earth would be ‘beneficial for humans and the majority of other species’, according to a founding member of environmental campaign group Greenpeace. The assertion was made by Canadian ecologist Patrick Moore, a member of Greenpeace from 1971 to 1986, to U.S senators on Tuesday.”

2. James Hansen Admits Global Temperature Standstill Is Real(The GWPF)

“ According to Hansen et al. the Nasa Giss database has 2012 as the ninth warmest year on record, although statistically indistinguishable from the last 12 years, at least. Noaa says it’s the tenth warmest year. The difference is irrelevant.”

 

Read the other twenty one admissions at IJR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here Are 18 Beauty Ads From The Past That Would Result In Mass Protests Today.

 

 

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” Throughout history, a lot have things have changed in our society. Groups of people have gained rights and, in general, we are more open minded and progressive.

  There was a time, however, when advertisements were a little more aggressive than they are today. Modern advertisements still pressure men and women to look a certain way, but at least they try not to use the word “chubby.” Some of these may be … slightly offensive.”

See the others at Viral Nova

Do You Know Where Your 2014 Taxes Will Go? Well, Here’s An Amazing Infographic Which Breaks It Out Beautifully

 

 

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By jess. Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.

HT/Against Crony Capitalism

Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events

69 - Battle at Bedriacum, North-Italy

1205 - Battle at Adrianople: Bulgaria beats Emp Boudouin of Constantinople

1250 - Pope Innoncent III refuses Jews of Cordova Spain to build a synagogue

1450 - French defeat English at Battle of Formigny in 100 Years’ War

1493 - -20/4 Barcelona] Columbus meets with King Ferdinand & Isabella

1581 - Cortes van Thomar accepts Philip II as king of Portugal

1594 - Fleming Pieter Stevens appointed royal painter of Rudolf II (Prague)

1632 - Battle of Rain; Swedes under Gustavus Adolphus defeat Count Tilly of the Holy Roman Empire during the Thirty Years’ War.

1715 - Pocotaligo Massacre triggers the start of the Yamasee War in colonial South Carolina.

1738 - Bottle opener invented

1793 - Bank of England hands out 1st £5 note

1817 - 1st American school for the deaf opens (Hartford Conn)

1850 - City of San Francisco incorporated

1858 - Battle of Azimghur, Mexicans defeat Spanish loyalists

1861 - Federal army (75,000 volunteers) mobilized by US President Lincoln

1864 - General Steeles’ Union troops occupies Camden, Arkansas

1865 - Otto von Bismarck elevated to rank of Count of Bismarck-Schönhausen

1870 - Last day US silver coins allow to circulate in Canada

1874 - NY legislature passes compulsory education law

1877 - 1st telephone installed: Boston-Somerville, Mass

1878 - Harley Procter introduces Ivory Soap

1892 - General Electric Company, forms & is incorporated in NY

1895 - Josephine Blatt (US) makes hip-and-harness lift of 3564 lb (record)

1896 - 1st Olympic games close at Athens, Greece

1900 - An early 50 mile race is won by an electric car in over 2 hrs

1900 - International Exposition opens in Paris

1901 - 1st British motorized burial

1912 - Titanic sinks at 2:27 AM off Newfoundland as band plays on

1922 - Banting, MacLeod & Best discover insulin

1923 - Insulin becomes generally available for diabetics

1924 - Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.

1927 - Babe Ruth hits 1st of 60 HRs of season (off A’s Howard Ehmke)

1931 - 1st walk across American backwards begins

1940 - British troops land at Narvik, Norway

1941 - 1st helicopter flight of 1 hr duration, Stratford, Ct

1943 - Metropolitan Life Insurances issues a $225 million check to Chase

1945 - British Army liberates Nazi concentration camp, Bergen-Belsen

1945 - US troops occupy concentration camp Colditz

1947 - Jackie Robinson goes hitless in his major league debut

1948 - 1st Jewish-Arab military battle, arabs defeated

1952 - 1st B-52 prototype test flight

1952 - Franklin National Bank issues 1st bank credit card

1952 - The maiden flight of the B-52 Stratofortress

1955 - Ray Kroc starts McDonald’s chain of fast food restaurants (Illinois)

1957 - Saturday mail delivery restored after Congress givs PO $41 million

1959 - Fidel Castro begins US goodwill tour

1959 - US Sect of States John Foster Dulles resigns

1962 - US national debt above $300,000,000,000

1964 - Chesapeake Bay Bridge opens (world’s longest)

1964 - Ian Smith becomes premier of Rhodesia

1969 - North Korea shoots at US airplane above Japanese sea

1970 - Libyan leader Gadaffi launches “Green Revolution”

1971 - 43rd Academy Awards – “Patton,” George C Scott & Glenda Jackson win

1972 - Barbra Striesand, James Taylor, Carole King & Quincy Jones perform at a benefit for George McGovern for President

1973 - Walt Disney Story opens

1974 - Military coup in Niger, president Diori Hamani deposed

1975 - 1st appearance of San Diego Chicken

1978 - 43 die as 2 express trains collide head-on south of Bologna, Italy

1981 - Janet Cooke says her Pulitzer award 8-year-old heroin addict story is a lie, Wash Post relinquishes Pulitzer Prize on fabricated story

1982 - Apollo Computer announces DN400, DN420, & landscape display

1983 - Tokyo Disneyland opens

1984 - Extremist Sikhs plunder 40 stations in Punjab India

1986 - US air raids Libya, responding to La Belle disco, Berlin bombing

1986 - The United States launches Operation El Dorado Canyon against Libya.

1988 - Meteorite explode above Indonesia

1989 - 95 crushed to death at Sheffield Soccer Stadium in England

1989 - Then largest lottery in North America ($69M) drawn in Illinois

1990 - “In Living Color” premieres on FOX-TV

1991 - Former child actor Adam Rich charged with burglary

1991 - Magic Johnson sets NBA record for career assistswith 9,898

1991 - Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $280 per week

1992 - Billionaire Leona Helmsly is sent to jail for tax evasion

1992 - Jay Leno’s final appearance as permanent guest host of Tonight

1992 - Lincoln Hospital in Bronx loses its accreditation

1992 - William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy & DeForest Kelley inducted into National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame

1997 - America On Line, begins service in Japan

1997 - Baseball honors Jackie Robinson by retiring #42 for all teams

1997 - Fire sweeps through a campsite of Muslims making the Hajj pilgrimage; the official death toll is 343.

2010 - Volcanic ash from the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland leads to the closure of airspace over most of Europe.

2012 - 400 Islamist Militants escape from a Pakistan prison after an insurgent attack

2012 - US Secret Service inappropriate conduct scandal begins with at least 11 people implicated

 

 

 

Births

1452 - Leonardo da Vinci, Italy, painter/sculptor/scientist/visionary

1469 - Nanak, 1st guru of Sikhs

1489 - Sinan, Ottoman architect (d. 1588)

1552 - Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician (d. 1626)

1588 - Claudius Salmasius, [Claude Saumaise], French linguist

1641 - Robert Sibbald, Scottish physician (d. 1722)

1646 - King Christian V of Denmark (d. 1699)

1646 - Pierre Poiret, French mystic (d. 1719)

1684 - Catherine I, empress of Russia (1725-27)

1707 - Leonhard Euler, Bassle Sweden, mathematician (Euler’s Constant)

1710 - William Cullen, Scottish physician (d. 1790)

1741 - Charles Willson Peale, US, port painter/inventor (George Washington)

1772 - Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French naturalist (d. 1844)

1793 - Friedrich Struve, Germany, founded dynasty of astronomers

1794 - Jean Pierre Flourens, French physiologist (d. 1867)

1800 - James Clark Ross, explorer (British Antarctic)

1809 - Hermann Gunther Grassmann, mathematician

1820 - Evander McNair, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1902

1821 - Emerson Brown Joseph, (Confederacy), died in 1894

1822 - Napolean Jackson Tecumseh Dana, Major General (Union volunteers)

1829 - Mary Harris Thompson, 1st American woman surgeon

1837 - Horace Porter, Bvt Brigadier General (Union Army), died in 1921

1841 - Joseph E. Seagram, Canadian distillery founder (d. 1919)

1843 - Henry James, American/British author (Turn of the Screw, Bostonians), (d. 1916)

1874 - Johannes Stark, Germany, physicist (Stark effect) (Nobel 1919)

1874 - George Harrison Shull, American plant geneticist (d. 1954)

1875 - James J. Jeffries, American heavyweight boxer (d. 1953)

1885 - Tadeusz Kutrzeba, Polish general (d. 1947)

1889 - Thomas Hart Benton, Missouri, painter/muralist (Lonesome Road)

1891 - Alvin Carter, Virginia, vocalist (Carter Family)

1892 - Corrie ten Boom, Dutch author and Holocaust survivor (d. 1983)

1892 - Theo Osterkamp, World War I and World War II German fighter pilot (d. 1975)

1894 - Elizabeth Mae “Bessie” Smith, Empress of Blues (over 200 songs)

1894 - Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, Kalinovka, Dmitriyevsky Uyezd, Kursk Governorate, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1953-64)

1895 - Harry F V Edward, British Guiana, 100m/200m runner (Oly-bronze-1920)

1895 - Clark McConachy, New Zealand billiards player (d. 1980)

1896 - Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)

1901 - Joe Davis, English snooker/billiards-world champ (1927-46)

1907 - Nicholas Tinbergen, Neth/British biologist/zoologist (Nobel 1973)

1912 - Kim II Sung, pres of North Korea (1945-94)

1912 - Peter Menzies, CEO (British Electricity Council)

1916 - Alfred S. Bloomingdale, American businessman (d. 1982)

1917 - Hans Conried, Balt Md, actor (Bullwinkle Show, Make Room for Daddy)

1920 - Thomas Szasz, Budapest, Hungary, psychiatrist (The Myth of Mental Illness, The Manufacture of Madness), (d. 2012)

1922 - Michael Ansara, Lowell Mass, actor (Cochise-Broken Arrow, Centennial)

1927 - Robert Mills, American physicist (d. 1999)

1928 - Norma Merrick Sklarek, 1st black woman architect in NY & Calif

1929 - Adrian Cadbury, candy manufacturer (Cadbury, Schweppes)

1933 - Boris Strugatski, USSR, sci-fi author (Tale of Troika)

1933 - Elizabeth Montgomery, LA California, actress (Samantha/Serena-Bewitched)

1933 - Roy Clark, Meherrin Va, country singer (Hee Haw)

1938 - Claudia Cardinale, Tunisian-born actress (The Pink Panther)

1939 - Marti Wilder, father of rocker Kim Wilde

1940 - Edy Hubacher, Switzerland, 4-man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1972)

1940 - Jeffrey Archer, England, (Tory-Commons)/author (Matter of Honor)

1940 - Robert Walker Jr, NYC, actor (Ceremony, Ms Don Juan, Ensign Pulver)

1940 - Robert Lacroix, French Canadian professor of economics

1942 - Walter Raphael Hazzard, Wilmington Del, basketball (Olympic-gold-1964)

1942 - Kenneth Lay, American businessman (d. 2006)

1944 - Dave Edmunds, Wales, singer/guitarist (Rockpile-Baby I Love You)

1947 - Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, TV producer (Designing Women, Murphy Brown)

1947 - Michael DeBello, singer (Maniac)

1951 - Heloise II, columnist (Heloise’s Helpful Hints)

1951 - John L Phillips, Ft Belvoir Va, PhD/astronaut

1951 - Marsha S Ivins, Baltimore Maryland, astronaut (STS 32, 46, 62, 81)

1954 - Seka, American  actress

1955 - Barbara Barrow, LPGA golfer

1955 - Enith Salle Brigitha, Neth, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympic-bronze-1976)

1955 - Dodi Al-Fayed, Egyptian businessman (d. 1997)

1956 - Gregory J Harbaugh, Cleveland Ohio, astronaut (STS 39, 54, 71, 82)

1957 - Evelyn Ashford, Shreveport LA, 100m runner (Oly-4 gold-1976, 84)

1958 - Matt Reid, rock keyboardist (Berlin-Takes Your Breathe Away)

1959 - Emma Thompson, England, actress (Henry V, Howards End, Oscar-1992)

1960 - Marvin Clyde Goodwin, New Orleans La, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)

1961 - Tiina Lillak, Finland, javelin thrower (Olympic-silver-1984)

1963 - Teresa Wentzel DeWitt, Ft Bragg NC, double trap (Olympics-1996)

1963 - Bobby Pepper, American journalist

1966 - Samantha Karen Fox, East End London England, singer (Touch Me)

1967 - Dara Torres, Beverly Hills CA, US Olympic swimmer (Olympic-gold-84)

1968 - Stacey Williams, Phila Penn, model (SI Swimsuit 1996)

1971 - Jason Sehorn, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Giants)

1971 - Sarah Jane Hamilton, British  actress

1972 - Peter Billingsley, NYC, actor (Real People)

1972 - Lou Romano, American voice actor

1974 - Josh Todd, American musician (Buckcherry)

1975 - Paul Dana, American race car driver (d. 2006)

1976 - Susan Ward, American actress

1977 - Lisa Bell, Rockford Ill, figure skater (1997 Midwestern Sr champ)

1980 - Fränk Schleck, Luxembourgish cyclist

1982 - Seth Rogen, Canadian actor and writer

1984 - Ben Kasica, Guitarist of rock band Skillet

1990 - Emma Watson, Paris, France, English actress (Hermione Granger-Harry Potter Series)

 

 

Deaths

1053 - Godwin, Earl of Wessex

1220 - Adolf I, archbishop of Cologne, dies

1415 - Manuel Chrysoloras, Greek humanist and grammarian

1472 - Leon B Alberti, Italian humanist/architect (Philodoxis), dies at 68

1502 - Jan IV Chalon, prince of Orange, dies

1605 - Boris Godunov, tsar of Russia (1598-1605), dies

1621 - John Carver, first governor of Plymouth Colony

1632 - George Calvert, Proprietor of the Avalon (Maryland) Colony (b. 1580)

1761 - Archibald Campbell, 3rd Duke of Argyll, Scottish politician (b. 1682)

1761 - William Oldys, English antiquarian and bibliographer (b. 1696)

1764 - Madame de Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV of France (b. 1721) of tuberculosis aged 42

1793 - Ignacije Szentmartony, Croatian Jesuit missionary and geographer (b. 1718)

1804 - Charles Pichegru, French general (strangled in prison) (b. 1761)

1824 - Theodorus F van Capellen, vice-admiral (Algiers), dies at 61

1854 - Arthur Aikin, English chemist, mineralogist, and writer (b. 1773)

1865 - Abraham Lincoln, 16th American president, dies from gunshot wound at 56

1898 - Kepa Te Rangihiwinui, Maori military leader

1911 - Georg Knorr, German engineer, dies

1912 - Edward Smith, captain of the RMS Titanic (b. 1850)

1912 - John Jacob Astor IV, billionaire (b. 1864)

1920 - Jacob van Stolk Azn, art collector, dies at 74

1925 - John Singer Sargent, US portrait painter, dies at 69

1948 - Radola Gajda, Czech military commander and politician (d. 1892)

1949 - Wallace Beery, US actor (The Champ), dies at 64

1967 - Antonio de Curtis Toto, comedian, dies of heart attack at 69

1971 - Dan Reeves, American football team owner (b. 1912)

1975 - John B McKay, US test pilot (X-15), dies

1980 - Jean-Paul Sartre, existentialist philosopher and writer (Nobel 1964), dies in Paris at 74

1980 - Raymond Bailey, actor (Mr Drysdale-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 75

1982 - 5 murderers, of Egyptian pres Sadat, executed

1983 - Corrie ten Boom, Dutch author and Holocaust survivor (b. 1892)

1984 - Tommy Cooper, comedian, dies at 61

1986 - Jean Genet, French criminal/novelist/dramatist, dies at 75

1986 - Sergei Nikolayevich Anokhin, cosmonaut, dies at 76

1989 - Nesuhi Ertegün, American record executive (b. 1917)

1990 - Greta Garbo, actress (Anna Karenina, Camille), dies at 84

1993 - Leslie Charteris, British mystery writer (Saint), dies at 85

1993 - John Tuzo Wilson, Canadian geologist (b. 1908)

1994 - John Curry, English figure skater (Oly-gold-76), dies of AIDS at 44

1995 - Denis Harding, soldier, dies at 79

1998 - Pol Pot, Cambodian dictator (b. 1925)

1999 - Harvey Postlethwaite, British engineer and racing car designer (b. 1944)

2000 - Edward Gorey, American illustrator (b. 1925)

2001 - Joey Ramone, American musician and singer (The Ramones) (b. 1951)

2002 - Byron “Whizzer” White, American football player and U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1917)

2007 - Brant Parker, American cartoonist (b. 1920)

2010 - Jack Herer, American author and cannabis activist (b. 1939)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

43 BC - Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Julius Caesar’s assassin Decimus Junius Brutus in Mutina, defeats the forces of the consul Pansa, who is killed.

193 - Lucius Septimus Severus crowned emperor of Rome

754 - Pact of Quierzy: between Pope Stephen II, [III] & Pippin the Korte

966 - Christianisation of Poland

972 - Notger becomes bishop of Liege

979 - Challenge to throne of King Aethelred II of England

1028 - German emperor Conrad II the Sailor crowns his son Henry III, king

1191 - 85-year old Giacinto Bobo becomes Pope Coelestinus III

1341 - Sack of Saluzzo (Italy) by Italian-Angevine troops under Manfred V of Saluzzo.

1434 - The foundation stone of Cathedral St. Peter and St. Paul in Nantes, France is laid.

1471 - Battle of Barnet – King Edward IV vs Earl of Warwick

1544 - Battle at Carignano: French troops under Earl d’Enghien beat Swiss

1574 - Battle of Mookerhei – D’Avila beats Louis of Nassau

1611 - Word “telescope” is 1st used (Prince Federico Cesi)

1671 - Cosaks capture Russian boer leader Stenka Razin

1699 - Khalsa: Birth of Khalsa, the brotherhood of the Sikh religion, in Northern India in accordance with the Nanakshahi calendar.

1775 - 1st abolitionist society in US organizes in Phila

1777 - NY adopts new constitution as an independent state

1792 - France declares war on Austria, starting French Revolutionary Wars

1809 - Napoleon defeated Austria in the Battle of Abensberg, Bavaria

1814 - Napoleon abdicated & was banished to Elba

1818 - US Medical Corp forms

1828 - 18-gun sloop “Acorn” sinks off Halifax with 115 men aboard

1828 - 1st edition of Noah Webster’s dictionary published

1831 - Soldiers marching on a bridge in Manchester, England cause it to collapse.

1836 - Congress forms Territory of Wisconsin

1841 - Edgar Allen Poe’s “Murders in the Rue Morgue,” published

1853 - Harriet Tubman began her Underground Railroad, helping slaves escape

1860 - 1st Pony Express rider arrives in SF from St Joseph, Mo

1861 - Formal Union surrender of Ft Sumter

1861 - Robert E Lee resigns from Union army

1862 - Battle of Ft Pillow TN

1863 - William Bullock patents continuous-roll printing press

1865 - Mobile, Alabama is captured

1865 - US Secret Service created to fight counterfeiting

1865 - U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward and his family are attacked in his home by Lewis Powell.

1865 - President Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater

1868 - SC voters approved constitution, 70,758 to 27,228

1871 - Canada sets denominations of currency as dollars, cents, & mills

1872 - Dominion Lands Act passed-Canada’s Homestead Act

1872 - San Francisco organizes Bar Association

1881 - The Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight erupts in El Paso, Texas.

1902 - JC Penney opens his 1st store, in Kemmerer, Wyo

1903 - Dr Harry Plotz discovers vaccine against typhoid (NYC)

1906 - Pres Theodore Roosevelt denounces “muckrakers” in US press

1909 - Anglo-Persian Oil Company forms in London

1914 - Stacy G Carkhuff patents non-skid tire pattern

1915 - Dutch merchant navy ship Katwijk sunk by Germany torpedo

1915 - The Turks invade Armenia.

1918 - Douglas Campbell is 1st US ace pilot (shooting down 5th German plane)

1920 - Tornadoes killed 219 people in Alabama & Mississippi

1927 - The first Volvo car premieres in Gothenburg, Sweden.

1928 - Maddus Airlines starts 1st regular passenger flights between SF & LA

1935 - Sandstorm ravages US midwest (Dust Bowl)

1939 - John Steinbeck novel “The Grapes of Wrath” published

1940 - Allied troops land in Norway

1940 - RCA demonstrated its new electron microscope in Philadelphia

1941 - 1st massive German raid in Paris, 3,600 Jews rounded up

1942 - Destroyer Roper sinks German U-85 of US east coast

1944 - 1st Jews transported from Athens arrive at Auschwitz

1944 - Freighter “Fort Stikene” explodes in Bombay India, killing 1,376

1944 - Gen Eisenhower becomes head commander of allied air fleet

1945 - American planes bombed Tokyo & damaged the Imperial Palace

1945 - Arnhem/Zwolle freed from nazis

1945 - US 7th Army & allies forces captured Nuremberg & Stuttgart in Germany

1945 - US forces conquered Motobu peninsula on Okinawa

1945 - US marines attack Yae Take on Okinawa

1948 - A flash of light is observed in crater Plato on Moon

1948 - NYC subway fares jump from 5 cents to 10 cents

1953 - Viet-Minh offensive in Laos

1955 - Elston Howard becomes the 1st black to wear the Yankee uniform

1956 - Ampex Corp demonstrates 1st commercial videotape recorder

1958 - Sputnik 2 (with dog Laika) burns up in atmosphere

1960 - 1st underwater launching of Polaris missile

1961 - Cuban-American invasion army departs Nicaragua

1961 - US element 103 (Lawrencium) discovered

1964 - Sandy Koufax throws his 9th complete game without allowing a walk

1967 - In the Vietnam War, US planes bombed Haiphong for 1st time

1968 - Roberto de Vicenzo loses Masters for signing an incorrect score card

1969 - Student Afro-American Society seized at Columbia College

1971 - President Nixon ends blockade against People’s Republic of China

1973 - Acting FBI director L Patrick Gray resigns after admitting he destroyed evidence in the Watergate scandal

1978 - Korean Air Lines Boeing 707, fired on by Soviets, crashes in Russia

1980 - 1st Cubans of the Mariel boatlift sail to Florida

1983 - Pres Reagan signs $165 billion Social Security rescue

1985 - Jack C Burcham is 5th to receive “Jarvik 7″ permanent artificial heart

1986 - Double-decker ferry sinks in stormy weather in Bangladesh killing 200

1986 - US aircraft attacks 5 terrorist locations in Libya

1987 - Turkey asks to join European market

1989 - 1,100,000,000th Chinese born

1992 - Court throws out Apple’s lawsuit against Microsoft

1992 - UAW ends 5 month strike against Caterpillar Inc

1992 - UN imposes embargo against Libya takes effect

1994 - US F-15 accidentally shoots 2 US helicopters down over Iraq, 26 die

1994 - Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh promises to surrender after completion of his Seven Seals manuscript

1999 - NATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees – Yugoslav officials say 75 people are killed.

2000 - Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich files a lawsuit against P2P sharing phenomenon Napster. This law-suit eventually leads the movement against file-sharing programs.

2002 - Tiger Woods becomes the third golfer to win The Masters in two consecutive years

2002 - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returns to office two days after being ousted and arrested by the country’s military.

2003 - The Human Genome Project is completed with 99% of the human genome sequenced to an accuracy of 99.99%.

2003 - U.S. troops in Baghdad capture Abu Abbas, leader of the Palestinian group that killed an American on the hijacked cruise liner the Achille Lauro in 1985.

2007 - At least 200,000 demonstrators in Ankara, Turkey protest against the possible candidacy of incumbent Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

2010 - Icelandic Volcano Eyjafjallajökull begins erupting from the top crater in the centre of the glacier

 

 

 

Births 

1336 - Emperor Go-Kōgon of Japan (d. 1374)

1572 - Adam Tanner, Austrian mathematician (d. 1632)

1578 - Philip III, King of Spain & Portugal (1598-1621)

1592 - Abraham Elsevier, book publisher/publisher

1629 - Christian Huygens, Holland, astronomer (discovered Saturn’s rings)

1668 - Magnus Julius De la Gardie, Swedish General (d. 1741)

1676 - Ernst Chreistian Hesse, composer

1710 - Marie A C de Camargo, Spanish/Italian/Belgian dancer

1721 - William August duke of Cumberland, English army leader

1741 - Emperor Momozono of Japan (d. 1762)

1762 - Giuseppe Valadier, Italian architect/archaeologist

1788 - David G. Burnet, interim president of the Republic of Texas (d. 1870)

1813 - Junius S Morgan, US, merchant/philanthropist (Metro Museum of Art)

1820 - Harry Thompson Hays, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1876

1827 - Augustus Pitt Rivers, English archaeologist (d. 1900)

1832 - James Hewett Ledlie, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1882

1861 - Bion Joseph Arnold, electrical engineer/inventor

1866 - Anne Mansfield Sullivan, US, educated Helen Keller

1868 - Peter Behrens, German architect (d. 1940)

1882 - Moritz Schlick, Austrian philosopher, (d. 1936)

1889 - Arnold Toynbee, England, historian (Study of History)

1892 - Giorgio Cesana, Italy, coxswain, (Olympic-gold-1906)

1892 - Vere G Childe, British archaeologist/prehistorian

1901 - Alfred West, champion cyclist/record hair splitter (17 splits)

1901 - Martin Kessel, writer

1904 - John Gielgud, London England, actor (Arthur, Ages of Man)

1906 - Faisal ibn Abd al-Aziz, King Saudi-Arabia (1964-75)

1907 - Francois “Doc” Duvalier, dictator of Haiti

1912 - Robert Doisneau, photographer

1913 - John Howard, Cleve Ohio, actor (Dave-My Three Sons)

1920 - John Paul Stevens, Supreme Court Justice

1921 - Thomas Schelling, American economist, Nobel laureate

1925 - Bill Harris, US guitarist (Clovers-Good Lovin’)

1925 - Rod Steiger, West Hampton NY, actor (Illustrated Man, Pawnbroker)

1933 - Buddy Knox, Happy Tx, rock vocalist (Party Doll, Lovey Dovey)

1935 - Loretta Lynn, Butcher’s Hollow Ky, singer (Coal Miner’s Daughter)

1936 - Kenneth Mars, American actor

1936 - Frank Serpico, American policeman

1941 - Julie Christie, Assam India, actress (Dr Zhivago)

1941 - Pete Rose, Cincinnati Reds, Charlie hustle (most hits in majors)

1941 - Ryan O’Neal, actor (Love Story, Paper Moon)

1945 - Ritchie Blackmore, Engld, guitarist (Rainbow-Stone Cold, Deep Purple)

1945 - Steve Martin, Waco TX, writer/actor (Jerk, Housesitter)

1948 - Ty Grimes, rocker (Capt Beefheart Band Drums

1949 - John Shea, North Conway NH, actor (Honeymoon, New Life, Lois & Clark)

1952 - Kenny Aaronson, rocker

1953 - Irina Rudolfovna Pronina, Russian cosmonaut

1954 - Bruce Sterling, US, sci-fi author (Involution Ocean, Schismatrix)

1957 - Richard Jeni, American comedian (d. 2007)

1961 - Robert Carlyle, Glasgow, Scotland, British actor (Trainspotting, The Full Monty)

1962 - James Carpenter, Canton Conn, fencer-epee (Olympics-96)

1966 - David Justice, baseball player (Atlanta Braves)/husband of Halle Barry

1966 - Greg Maddux, San Angelo TX, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)

1967 - Barret Martin, rocker (Screaming Trees)

1968 - Anthony Michael Hall, Boston Mass, comedian (SNL, Breakfast Club)

1973 - Adrien Brody, American actor

1975 - Amy Dumas, American professional wrestler

1975 - Veronika Zemanová, Czech model

1977 - Sarah Michelle Gellar, actress (Kendall-All My Children, Buffy)

1979 - Randal McCloy, Survivor of the Sago Mine Disaster

1986 - Anne Watanabe, Japanese model

1996 - Abigail Breslin, American child actress

 

 

 

Deaths

711 - Childebert III, king of French, dies at about 27

911 - Sergius III, Italian Pope (904-11), dies

1099 - Conrad, bishop of Utrecht, stabbed to death

1132 - Mstislav of Kiev (b. 1076)

1240 - Llywelyn ap Iorwerth, Prince of Wales, dies

1279 - Boleslaus of Greater Poland

1322 - Bartholomew de Badlesmere, 1st Lord Badlesmere, English soldier (b. 1275)

1433 - Liduina van Schiedam, Dutch mystic (Christ’s Bride)/saint, dies at 53

1574 - Christoffel Palts, German general strategist, dies in battle

1574 - Hendrik, count of Nassau-Dillenburg, dies in battle

1574 - Louis, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg, dies in battle at 35

1578 - James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, consort of Mary I of Scotland

1599 - Henry Wallop, English statesman

1662 - William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English statesman (b. 1582)

1716 - Arthur Herbert, 1st Earl of Torrington, British admiral

1759 - Georg Friedrich Handel, organist/composer (Watermusic), dies at 74

1764 - Peder [Nielsen] Horrebow, Danish astronomer, dies at 84

1785 - William Whitehead, English writer (b. 1715)

1792 - Maximilian Hell, Slovakian astronomer (b. 1720)

1874 - Hermanus J Abbring, Dutch author/engineer on Curacao, dies at 86

1911 - Addie Joss, American baseball player (b. 1880)

1924 - Louis H Sullivan, architect (Wainwright building St Louis), dies at 67

1935 - Amalie Emmy Noether, German mathematician (b. 1882)

1941 - Jack Edmonson, Australian corporal in Tobruk (Victoria Cross), dies

1948 - Walter P Reuther, Pres (United Auto Workers), shot at his home

1949 - Joseph A Cushman, US paleontologist, dies at 68

1964 - Rachel L Carson, US biologist/author (Silent spring), dies at 56

1964 - Tatyana Alexeyevna Afanasyeva, Russian/Dutch mathematician (b. 1876)

1965 - Perry E Smith, US murderer (In Cold Blood), hanged

1965 - Robert E Hickok, US murderer (In Cold Blood), hanged

1971 - Armand Spitz, developer of small educational planetarium, dies

1975 - Fredric March, actor (Inherit the Wind), dies at 77

1983 - Nina Dumbadze, Russian discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1952), dies at 64

1983 - Pete Farndon, rock bassist (Pretenders), dies

1985 - Reginald Beane, pianist (Starlit Time, Once Upon a Tune), dies at 63

1992 - Sammy Price, US boogie-woogie pianist, dies

1995 - Burl Ives, folk singer/actor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), dies at 85

1995 - Donald Keech, entrepreneur, dies at 74

1995 - James Daniel “Danny” Turner, saxophonist, dies at 75

1996 - Gaylord Birch, drummer (Pointer Sisters, Herbie Hancock), dies at 50

1999 - Anthony Newley, British actor and singer (b. 1931)

2000 - Phil Katz, American computer programmer (b. 1962)

2001 - Hiroshi Teshigahara, Japanese director (b. 1927)

2007 - Don Ho, American musician (b. 1930)

2008 - Ollie Johnston, the last living member of Disney’s Nine Old Men. (b. 1912)

2010 - Peter Steele, American musician. (b. 1968)

2011 - Walter Breuning, American supercentenarian (b. 1896)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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