Category: Education


Today In The Past

 

 

Events

401 – St Innocent I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

795 – Leo III succeeds pope Adrianus I

1135 – Norman nobles recognize Stefanus van Blois as English king

1216 – Pope Honorius III delegates degree “Religiosam vitam eligentibus”

1465 – Peace of St Truiden: Louis van Bourbon becomes bishop of Luik

1596 – Ferryboat Meuniers crashes in Paris, 150 die

1689 – Heavy earthquake strikes Innsbruck

1715 – English pretender to the throne James III lands at Peterhead

 

 

 

1775 – Continental navy organized with 7 ships

 

 

 

 

 

1807 – Congress passes Embargo Act, to force peace between Britain & France

1810 – British frigate Minotaur sinks killing 480

1849 – The execution of Fyodor Dostoevsky is called off at the last second.

1862 – -Jan 2nd) Raid on Morgan’s: Bardstown to Elizabethtown, KY

1882 – 1st string of Christmas tree lights created by Thomas Edison

1885 – Ito Hirobumi, a samurai, became the first Prime Minister of Japan.

1888 – Heavyweight boxing champ John L Sullivan challenges Jake Kilrain

1890 – Cornwallis Valley Railway begins operation between Kingsport and Kentville, Nova Scotia.

1894 – French officer Alfred Dreyfus court-martialed for treason, triggers worldwide charges of anti-Semitism (Dreyfus later vindicated)

1919 – US deports 250 alien radicals, including anarchist Emma Goldman

1937 – Lincoln Tunnel (NYC) opens to traffic

1939 – 125 die in train wreck at Magdeburg Germany

1939 – Finnish counter offensive at Petsamo

1939 – 99 die in 2nd wreck at Friedrichshafen Germany

1940 – World War II: Himarë is captured by the Greek army.

1941 – Japans invasion leader lands on Luzon, Philippines

1941 – Tito establishes 1st Proletarian Brigade in Yugoslavia

1942 – World War II: Adolf Hitler signs the order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon.

1943 – Manufacturers get permission to use synthetic rubber for baseball core

1943 – WEB Du Bois elected 1st black member, Natl Inst of Arts & Letters

1944 – Germans demand surrender of American troops at Bastogne, Belgium

1950 – 2 self-propelled trains of Long Island RR collide, killing 77

1956 – Colo is born, the first gorilla to be bred in captivity.

1958 – “Chipmunk Song” reaches #1

1962 – 1,000,000th NBA point scored

1963 – Cruise ship Lakonia burns 180 miles north of Madeira with the loss of 128 lives.

1964 – Lockheed SR-71 spy aircraft reaches 3,530 kph (record for a jet )

1964 – Comedian Lenny Bruce is convicted of obscenity.

1965 – Director David Lean’s “Dr Zhivago,” premieres

1969 – Pete Marovich sets NCAA record of hitting 30 of 31 foul shots

1970 – Treblinka SS commander Franz Stangl sentenced to life imprisonment

1972 – 6.25 earthquake strikes Managua Nicaragua, 12,000+ killed

1974 – 2nd cease-fire between IRA & British; lasts until approx April 1975

1976 – German DR banishes singer Nina Hagen

 

 

 

1977 – 36 die as grain elevator at Continental Grain Company plant explodes

 

 

 

 

1980 – Cardinals release outfielder Bobby Bonds

1980 – Pres-elect Reagan appoints J Kirkpatrick (UN) & James Watt (Interior)

1981 – Argentine general Leopoldo Galtieri sworn in as president
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1984 – Madonna’s “Like a Virgin,” single goes #1 for 6 weeks

1988 – 2 robbers wearing police uniforms rob armored truck of $3 M in NJ

1988 – Tug hits oil barge, spreads 231,000 gal on 300 mi of WA & BC coast

1989 – After 23 years of dictatorial rule, Romania ousts Nicolae Ceausescu

1989 – Cold wave: -4°F in Oklahoma City, -6°F in Tulsa, -12°F in Pitts

1989 – -18°F in Denver, -23°F in KC Mo, -42°F in Scottsbluff Nebraska -47°F in Hardin Mont & -60°F in Black Hills South Dakota

1990 – Iraq announces it will never give up Kuwait

1990 – Israeli ferry capsizes killing 21 US servicemen

1990 – Lech Walesa sworn in as Poland’s 1st popularly elected president

1992 – Libyan MIG-23UB attacks Boeing 727 at Souk al-Sabt, 158 die

1997 – Merck baldness pill for men approved by FDA

1997 – Nancy Kerrigan & Tonya Harding pre-record a show to air on FOX on Feb 5

 

 

 

1997 – Acteal massacre: Attendees at a prayer meeting of Roman Catholic activists for indigenous causes in the small village of Acteal in the Mexican state of Chiapas are massacred by paramilitary forces.

 

 

 

 

 

1999 – The Spanish Civil Guard finds near Calatayud (Zaragoza) another van loaded by ETA with 750 kg of explosives (see related event on December 21, 1999).

2001 – Burhanuddin Rabbani, political leader of the Afghan Northern Alliance, hands over power in Afghanistan to the interim government headed by President Hamid Karzai.

2001 – Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63.

2003 – A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits near San Simeon, California.

 

 

Births

1095 – Roger II of Sicily, King of Sicily (d. 1154)

1178 – Emperor Antoku of Japan (d. 1185)

1400 – Luca della Robbia, Italy, sculptor (Madonna of Rose Garden)

1459 – Djem Sultan, son of Turks sultan Mehmed II

1546 – Kuroda Yoshitaka, Japanese Daimyo (d. 1604)

1550 – Cesare Cremonini, Italian philosopher (d. 1631)

 

 

 

1643 – Rene-Robert Cavelier La SalleFranceFrench explorer (Louisiana)

 

 

 

 

 

1666 – Guru Gobind Singh, Sikh guru (d. 1708)

1684 – Johann J Dillenius, [Dillen], German botanist (Historia Muscorum)

1696 – James Oglethorpe, England, General/author/colonizer (Georgia)

1727 – William Ellery, US attorney/signer (Declar of Independence)

 

 

 

1744 – Abigail AdamsWeymouth Mass2nd first lady (1797-1801)

 

 

 

 

 

1753 – Dugald Stewart, Edinburgh Scot, philosopher (Scottish common sense)

1761 – Dorothea Jordan, Ireland, French comedic actress

1764 – Barbara Juliane Krudener, Latvia, mystic visionary renounced nobility

1765 – Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathematician (d. 1825)

1767 – Andreas Hofer, South Tirol, rebellion leader (fought Napoleon’s France)

1803 – Joseph King Fenno Mansfield, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1862

1805 – John Obadiah Westwood, British entomologist (d. 1893)

1819 – Pierre Ossian Bonnet, French mathematician (d. 1892)

1826 – James Scott Negley, (Union volunteers Major General, died in 1901)

1831 – Robert Ogden Tyler, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1874

1832 – Edward Hatch, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1889

1859 – Cecil [James] Sharp, London England, folk musician

1862 – Connie Mack, East Brookfield, Massachusetts, HOF baseball executive/manager (Phila A’s 1900-1950), (d. 1956)

1863 – Jean-Baptiste Marchand, Thoissey France, soldier/explorer (Sudan)

1867 – Joseph [Maria] Olbrich, Silesia, German architect (Wiener Sezession)

1867 – [Karl Eduard] Wilhelm Groener, Germany. Soldier and politician

1868 – John Nance Garner, Texas, (VP-D-1933-41)

1869 – Dmitri Egorov, Russian mathematician (d. 1931)

1872 – Camille Guérin, French veterinarian and bacteriologist (d. 1961)

1887 – Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician (d. 1920)

1888 – Joseph Arthur Rank, English film magnate/baron

1890 – Mark Tobey, US abstract painter (Broadway Norm)

1898 – Lionel Charles Robbins, Middlesex England, economist

1898 – Vladimir Aleksandrovich Fock, Russian physicist (d. 1974)

1899 – Hoagy Carmichael, Bloomington Ind, pianist/composer

1901 – Andre Kostelanetz, St Petersburg Russia, conductor (Lincoln Portrari)

1902 – Jacques-Philippe Leclerc, France, WW II hero (liberator of Paris)

1902 – Joe Adonis, Italy, American crime-syndicate boss in NY & NJ

1903 – H Keffer Hartline, US, biophysicist (Nobel 1967)

1908 – Marius F Duintjer, Dutch architect

1908 – Max Bill, Swiss painter/sculptor/politician (Ruban Sans Fin)

1911 – Grote Reber, US, astronomer (1st parabolic radio telescope)

1912 – Claudia A “Lady Bird” Taylor Johnson, 1st lady (1963-1969)

1912 – Doris Duke, NYC, heiress (American Tobacco Co)

1917 – Andrew Fielding Huxley, London England, physiologist (Nobel 1963), (d. 2012)

1917 – Gene Rayburn, Christopher Ill, TV game show host (Match Game)

1921 – Hawkshaw Hawkins, Huntington WV, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)

1922 – Barbara Billingsley, LA California, actress (June-Leave it to Beaver)

1924 – Geraldine Page, Kirksville Mo, actress (Interiors, Beguiled)

1930 – Larry Stevenson [Richard], Santa Monica, California, skateboard innovator (kicktail), (d. 2012)

 

 

 

1934 – David PearsonAmerican racecar driver

 

 

 

 

 

 

1935 – John L Finley, USAF/astronaut

1935 – Oleg Alekseyevich Protopopov, Russia, pairs skater (Oly-gold-1964, 68)

1936 – Hector Elizondo, NYC, actor (American Gigolo, Young Doctors in Love)

1936 – James Burke, British writer

1938 – Matty Alou, Dominican baseball player

1944 – Barry Jenkins, rocker (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)

1944 – Steve Carlton, Phillies’ pitcher (Cy Young ’72, ’77, ’80, ’82)

1945 – Diane Sawyer, Glasgow Ky, newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC Prime Time)

1946 – Rick Nielsen, Rockford Il, rock vocalist/guitarist (Cheap Trick)

1947 – Brian C Daley, US, sci-fi author (Exploits of Han Solo, Tron)

1948 – Noel Edmonds, British TV personality (Foul-ups, Bleeps & Blunders)

1948 – Steve Garvey, 1st baseman (LA Dodgers, San Diego Padres)

1949 – Maurice Gibb, Manchester England, rocker (Bee Gees-Saturday Night Fever)

1949 – Robin Gibb, Manchester England, rocker (Bee Gees-Saturday Night Fever), (d. 2012)

1951 – Charles de Lint, Neth, sci-fi author (Moonhear, Mulengro, Yarrow)

1951 – Jan Stephenson, Sydney Australia, golfer (LPGA Rookie of Year-1974)

1953 – Bernnadette Stanis, Bkln NY, actress (Thelma-Good Times)

1954 – Hideshi Matsuda, Japanese racing driver

1957 – Susan Powter, diet guru/author/talk show host (Susan Powter Show)

1960 – Jean-Michel Basquiat, Haiti/US graffiti artist/painter (Gray, SAMO)

1960 – Tyrell Biggs, Phila, super HW boxer (Olympic-gold-1984)

1960 – Luther Campbell (Luke), American rap artist (2 Live Crew)

1960 – Patrick Fitzgerald, American attorney

1961 – Yuri Ivanovich Malinchenko, Russian lt-col/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-19)

1961 – Andrew Fastow, American businessman

1962 – Ralph Nathaniel Fiennes, Suffolk England, actor (English Patient)

1963 – Luna H. Mitani, Japanese American surrealism painter

1966 – Dmitry Bilozerchev, Soviet gymnast

1966 – Marcel “Schmier” Schirmer, German singer and bassplayer (Destruction)

1968 – Dina Meyer, American actress

1972 – Anthony Edwards, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

1973 – Annie Pelletier, Montreal Quebec, 3m diver (Olympics-bronze-96)

1975 – Crissy Moran, American erotic actress

1977 – Joanna Hughes, Victoria Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)

1984 – Basshunter, popular Swedish singer

1989 – Jordin Sparks, American singer and American Idol winner

 

 

Deaths

69 – Aulus Vitellius, Roman Emperor for 8 months, executed by the troops of his successor Vespasian in Rome

1100 – Duke Bretislaus II of Bohemia

1337 – Daito Kokushi, leader of O-To-Kan Rinzai school in Japan, dies at 54

 

 

 

1440 – Bluebeardpirateexecuted

 

 

 

 

 

1550 – Richard Plantagenet (Richard of Eastwell) possibly a son of Richard III

1603 – Mehmed III, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1566) Reigned 1595-1603.

1660 – André Tacquet, Flemish mathematician (b. 1612)

1721 – Nathaniel Hawes, tortured & executed in England for robbery

1738 – Constantia Jones, British prostitute (executed)

1767 – John Newberry, English publisher, dies

1788 – Percivall Pott, English physician and surgeon (b. 1714)

1806 – William Vernon, American merchant (b. 1719)

1815 – Jose Maria Morelos, Mexican revolutionary priest executed by Spaniards

1828 – Rachel Jackson, wife of 7th US pres Andrew Jackson, dies

1828 – William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist (b. 1766)

1863 – Michael Corcoran, Union brig-general, dies at 36

1867 – Jean-Victor Poncelet, French mathematician (kinematics), dies at 79

1902 – Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, psychiatrist, dies at 62

1917 – Francesca Saveria Cabrini, US saint/patron of immigrant, dies at 67

 

 

 

1939 – Ma Rainey, “Mother of the Blues“, US blues singer/composerdies at 53

 

MEMPHIS MINNIE

Booze And Blues

Louisiana Hoo Doo Blues

Black Bottom

 

 

 

 

1940 – Nathanael West, [Weinstein], US writer (Cool Million), dies at 37

1942 – Franz Boas, German anthropologist (b. 1858)

1943 – Beatrix Potter, English writer (b. 1866)

1944 – Harry Langdon, US comic/director (Heart Trouble), dies at 6

1945 – Otto Neurath, Austrian/British philosopher, dies at 61 

1969 – Josef von Sternberg, Austrian director (Shanghai Express), dies at 71  

1973 – Irna Phillips, creator of 5 TV soap operas, dies at 72

1979 – Darryl F Zanuck, film producer (20th Century Fox), dies at 77

1985 – D. Boon, American singer and guitarist (The Minutemen) (b. 1958)

1989 – Samuel Beckett, Irish/French writer (Molloy, Nobel 1969), dies at 83

1991 – Ernst Krenek, Austrian/US composer (Orpheus & Eurydike), dies at 92

1993 – Don DeFore, actor (George Baxter-Hazel), dies of cardiac arrest at 76

 

 

 

1995 – Butterfly McQueenactress (GoneWith the Wind), dies in a fire at 84

 

 

 

 

 

1995 – James Meade, English economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner (b. 1907)

1997 – John Pinkerton, compuer scientist, dies at 78

1997 – Johnny Coles, trumpeter, dies at 71

2006 – Dennis Linde, American songwriter (b. 1943)

2010 – Fred Foy, American radio and television announcer (b. 1921)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chanute Elementary Student Suspended For Spent Shell Casing

 

 

 

” A student at Chanute Elementary School was suspended last week over possession of an empty rifle shell casing on school grounds. The suspension began Dec. 3 and ended Tuesday.

  The student’s mother, Deana Carlson of Chanute, believes the suspension was inappropriate. 

  Carlson said her son, Camron Carlson, was out with her the night before, Tuesday Dec. 2, where she was sighting a rifle for deer hunting season with a friend, and he picked up one of the empty shell casings and put it in his pocket. 

  Carlson said her son had told his friends that they had been sighting rifles the night before, and that the shell casing fell out of his pocket. 

“ There was no threat,” she said. “My child’s never been in a fight at school. He was just being a boy and bragging because it’s cool.” 

  Carlson was called into the school office where she saw her son had been crying.  

  Carlson said she was not happy with her son for having the shell casing, which everyone agrees he should not have had at school. She said she was told by Principal Gary Wheeler that the incident could lead to a 168-day suspension, but they could possibly reduce it to five days if he spoke to Superintendent James Hardy.”

 

    While the school authorities drone on about the “rules” and safety , the boy’s grandmother gets to the heart of the matter …

 

” Camron’s grandmother, Mary Sue Carlson, said she feels the school’s actions were not just about breaking school rules, but about attacking what Camron is taught at home. 

“ Our family does a lot of deer hunting,” she said. “This is hunting country. This child has been led to believe that that’s not okay.” “

 

 

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BALL OF FIRE (18×15 inches, watercolor; 2008)

 

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

1163 – Hurricane hits villages in Holland/Friesland, causing floods

1561 – Archbishop Granvelle installed

1582 – Flanders adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is Jan 1 1583

 

 

 

1598 – Battle of Curalaba: The revolting Mapuche, led by cacique Pelentaruinflict a major defeat on Spanish troops in southern Chile; all Spanish cities south of the Biobio river are eventually taken by the Mapuches, and all conquest of Mapuche territories by Europeans practically ceases, until the 1870s “Pacification of Araucania”.

 

 

 

 

 

1620 – 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock [OS=Dec 11]

1688 – Pro-James II-earl of Devonshire occupies Nottingham

1784 – John Jay becomes 1st US secretary of state (foreign affairs)

1829 – 1st stone arch railroad bridge in US dedicated, Baltimore

1844 – The Rochdale Pioneers commence business at their cooperative in Rochdale, England, starting the Cooperative movement.

1849 – 1st US skating club formed (Phila)

 

 

 

1864 – General Sherman conquers SavannahGeorgia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1866 – CheyennesArapho’sSiouxFetterman Massacre

 

 

 

 

 

1898 – Scientists Pierre & Marie Curie discovers radium

1909 – U of Coopenhagen rejects Cook’s claim that he was 1st to North Pole

1910 – Explosion in coal mine in Hulton England, 344 mine workers dies

1914 – “Tillie’s Punctured Romance,” 1st six-reel feature comedy debuts

1914 – 1st feature-length silent film comedy, “Tillie’s Punctured Romance” released. (Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand & Charles Chaplin)

1915 – 10.17″ (25.83 cm) of rainfall, Glenora, Oregon (state record)

1919 – J Edgar Hoover deports anarchists/feminist Emma Goldman to Russia

1921 – Supreme Court rules labor injunctions & picketing unconstitutional

1929 – 1st group hospital insurance plan offered (Dallas Tx)

1932 – Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, 1st joint movie (Flying Down to Rio)

1933 – Dried human blood serum 1st prepared, Univ of Pennsylvania

1941 – Chicago Bears Ray McLean makes last NFL drop kick for an extra point

1941 – German submarine U-567 sinks

1942 – US Supreme court declares Nevada separation legal

 

 

 

1946 – Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life,” premieres

 

 

 

 

 

1948 – State of Eire (formerly Irish Free State) declares its independence

1951 – Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement

1954 – Dr Sam Sheppard’s wife Marilyn is murdered (he is accused of crime)

1958 – Charles De Gaulle wins 7 year term as 1st pres of 5th Rep of France

1959 – 10th largest snowfall in NYC history (13.7″)

1959 – Tom Landry accepts coaching job with Dallas Cowboys (stays until 1988)

1962 – US & Cuba accord, releases bay of pigs captive

1966 – USSR launches Luna 13; soft-landed in Oceanus Procellarum

1968 – Apollo 8 (Borman, Lovell & Anders) 1st manned Moon voyage

1968 – David Crosby, Stephen Stills & Graham Nash premiere together in Calif

1969 – Diana Ross final TV appearance as a Supreme (Ed Sullivan Show)

1969 – Vince Lombardi (Redskins) coaches his last football game, losing

1975 – 1st NY Jet to gain 1,000 yards rushing (John Riggins)

1976 – UN General Assembly passes a resolution declaring 1979-Year of Child

1978 – Police in Des Plaines Ill, arrest John Wayne Gacy Jr for murder

1980 – Harold Carmichael ends NFL streak of 127 consecutive game receptions

1984 – USSR launches Vega 2 for fly-by of Halley’s Come

1985 – ARCO Anchorage runs aground near Port Angeles, WA

1987 – Soyuz TM-4 launches 3 cosmonauts to space station Mir

1988 – Drexel agrees guilt to security felonies, pays a $650 million fine

 

 

 

1988 – Pan AM Flight 103 was destroyed by a bomb killing 243 passengers and 16 crew (also known as the Lockerbie bombing)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1991 – 95 share in Madrid Spain $1.3 billion lottery (#47996)

1991 – El Sayid Nosair acquitted of killing Meir Kahane

1991 – Soviet Union formally dissolves 11 of 12 republics sign treaty forming Commonwealth of Independent States

1992 – Dutch DC-10 in fire at landing on Faro Portugal, 56 die

1994 – Bomb goes off on #4 train on Fulton Street NYC

1995 – Martina Ertl of Germany wins her 3rd giant slalom world cup

1995 – The city of Bethlehem passes from Israeli to Palestinian control.

1997 – Detroit Lions Barry Sanders is 3rd to run for 2,000 yards in a season

1999 – The Spanish Civil Guard intercepts a van loaded with 950 kg of explosives that ETA intended to use to blow up Torre Picasso in Madrid.

 

 

Births

 

1117 – Thomas BecketCheapsideLondonarchbishop of Canterbury (1162-1170), (d. 1170)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1401 – Tommaso Masaccio, Italian painter (d. 1428)

1518 – Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician

1537 – Johan III, king of Sweden (1569-92)

 

 

 

1603 – Roger WilliamsEnglish theologian and colonist (d. 1684)

 

 

 

 

 

1714 – John Bradstreet, Canadian-born soldier (d. 1774)

1795 – Leopold von Ranke, German historian (d. 1886)

1800 – Barnwell Rhett Robert, (Confederacy), died in 1876

1804 – Benjamin Disraeli, (Tory) British PM (1868, 1874-80)

1805 – Thomas Graham, British chemist and father of colloid chemistry (d. 1869)

1818 – Lewis H Morgan, US, etnologist (Systems of Consanguinity)

1823 – Jean Henri Fabre, France, entomologist (insects & spiders)

1832 – John Henry Ketcham, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906

1843 – Thomas Bracken, Irish-born New Zealand poet (d. 1898)

1860 – Henrietta Szold, founder (Hadassah)

1872 – Albert P Terhune, US, novelist (Lad, a Dog)

1878 – Jan Łukasiewicz, Polish philosopher and mathematician (d. 1956)

1879 – Theodore Limperg, business economist (substitute value)

1886 – Hermann A J Kees, German Egyptologist (Problems of Egyptology)

1889 – Sewall Wright, American biologist (d. 1988)

1890 – Fred M Vinson, US Supreme Court Justice (1946-53)

1890 – Hermann Joseph Muller, American geneticist and Nobel laureate (d. 1967)

1892 – Rebecca West, [Cicily I F Andrews], Engl author (Meaning of Treason)

1892 – Walter Hagen, Rochester NY, PGA golfer (US Open 1914, 19)

1898 – Ira S Bowen, US physicist/astronomer (Mt Wilson/Palomar)

1911 – Josh Gibson, pro baseball player, “Negro Babe Ruth” (hit 800+ HRs)

1915 – Werner von Trapp, member of the Trapp Family Singers (d. 2007)

1917 – Alicia Alonso, Havana Cuba, ballerina (American Ballet Theatre)

1918 – Kurt Waldheim, Nazi/4th UN Sec-Gen (1972-81)/Austrian pres (1986-92)

1919 – Gert Fredriksson, Sweden, 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1948, 52, 56)

1920 – Bob Bindig, American cartoonist (d. 2006)

1922 – Paul Winchell, NYC, ventriloquist (Jerry Mahoney, Knucklehead Smith)

1924 – Joe Paterno, football coach (Penn State, SI Sportsman of 1986)

1924 – Rita Reys, [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer

1935 – Phil Donahue, Cleve Ohio, talk show host (Phil Donahue Show)

1935 – Lorenzo Bandini, Italian racecar driver (d. 1967)

 

 

 

1940 – Frank Zappa, Baltimore, rocker (Mothers of Invention, Catholic Girls)(see UE Deaths 12/04)

 

Videos

 

 

 

 

1942 – Carla ThomasUS singer (Let Me Be Good to You)

 

All I Want For Christmas Is You

Gee Whiz

Tramp with Otis Redding

I’LL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU BABY

 

 

 

 

1942 – Hu Jintao, Chinese president

 

 

 

1943 – Albert Leecountry , blues & rockabilly guitarist

 

Tear It Up

One Way Rider with Vince Gill & Danny Gatton

I Got a Woman with Chet Atkins & James Burton

Let It Be Me with Alexandra Lee

 

 

 

 

1945 – Millie Hughes-Fulford, Wells Tx, astronaut (STS 40)

1946 – Carl Dean Wilson, Hawthorne California, rock vocalist (Beach Boys-Barbie)

 

 

 

1947 – Paco de LucíaSpanish guitarist , musician

 

Shreds

Rio Ancho

Mediterranean Sundance with Al DiMeola & John McLaughlin

Tico Tico

 

 

 

 

1948 – Dave Kingman, baseball player (Mets, Yanks, Giants)

1948 – Samuel L Jackson, Washington DC, actor (Amos & Andrew, White Sand, Pulp Fiction)

1952 – Dennis Boutsikaris, Newark NJ, actor (Batteries Not Included)

1952 – Steve Furniss, US swimmer (Olympics-bronze-1972)

1953 – Andras Schiff, Budapest Hungary, pianist (Tchaikovsky-1974)

 

 

 

1953 – Arie LuyendykNetherlandsIndy-car racer (1990 Indianapolis 500)

 

 

 

 

 

1953 – Betty Wright, US gospel/singer/TV hostess (Little Miss Broadway)

1953 – Tina Brown, journalist (New Yorker)

1954 – Chris Evert Lloyd Mills, Fort Lauderdale, tennis pro ‘Miss pokerface’

1956 – Kevin Burnham, Hollis NY, 470 yachter (Olympics-8th-1992, 96)

1956 – Lee Roy Parnell, Abilene Texas, country singer (Oughta be a Law)

1957 – Joshua Mostel, NYC, actor (Delta House, At Ease)

1957 – Ray Romano, Queens NY, actor (Ray Barone-Everybody Loves Raymond)

1959 – Florence Griffith Joyner, LA California, runner (Olympic-3 gold-1988)

1960 – Michael Swain, Elizabeth NJ, judoka (Olympics-bronze-88)

1960 – Roger McDowell, Cincinnati OH, pitcher (NY Mets, Balt Orioles)

1965 – Andy Dick, Charleston SC, actor (Matthew-Newsradio)

1968 – Khrystyne Haje, Santa Clara, Cal, actress (Simone-Head of the Class)

1969 – Julie Delpy, actress (Before Sunrise)

1971 – Irena Slavutskay, Israel, athlete (Oly-1996)

1971 – Fenton Keogh, Australian celebrity chef

1974 – Karrie Webb, Ayr Queensland Aus, LPGA golfer (1994 Aust Strokeplay)

1975 – Paloma Herrera, Argentine ballet dancer

1976 – Mirela Manjani, Greek javelin thrower

1978 – Amber Corwin, Harbor City Ca, figure skater (1997 National Sr – 5th)

1979 – Tuva Novotny, Swedish actress and singer

1982 – Erica Hayden, American journalist and radio personality

1982 – Iljo Keisse, Belgian cyclist

1985 – James Stewart Jr., American motorcycle racer

Deaths

72 – Thomas the Apostle

918 – Conrad I, Duke of Franconia/German King (911-918), dies

1295 – Marguerite Berenger of Provence, wife of Louis IX of France (bc. 1221)

1308 – Henry I, the Child, 1st landgrave of Hessen (1256-1308), dies at 64

1549 – Marguerite of Navarre, wife of Henry II of Navarre (b. 1492)

1674 – Rutger van Haersolte, viceroy of Overijsselse, dies at about 66

1736 – Alessandro Galilei, Italian architect (Cappella Corsini), dies at 45

1824 – James Parkinson, English physician, geologist, paleontologist, and political activist (b. 1755)

1873 – Francis Garnier, French explorer (b. 1839)

1889 – Friedrich August von Quenstedt, German geologist (b. 1809)

1900 – Roger Wolcott, American political figure, 39th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1847)

1907 – Oskar Lassar, German dermatologist (public baths), dies at 58

1933 – Knud J V Rasmussen, Danish Pole explorer (Thule), dies at 54

1937 – Frank Kellogg, US Secretary of State and Nobel laureate, dies at 80

1940 – F Scott Fitzgerald, author (Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44

1942 – Leendert Round, sculptor (Giraffen, Blijdorp), dies at 63

 

 

 

1945 – George S PattonUS General (Sicily/Normandy), dies in car crash at 60

 

 

 

 

 

1948 – Seishiro Itagaki, Japanese General/min of War, hanged

1959 – Rosanjin, Japanese calligrapher, restaurateur and ceramicist (b. 1883)

1967 – Louis Washkansky, 18 days after 1st heart transplant, dies at 55

1974 – Richard Long, actor (Nanny & Professor), dies at 47

1974 – James Henry Govier, British artist (b. 1910)

1988 – Bob Steele, [Robert Bradbury], dies after short illness at 60

1988 – Nicholas Tinbergen, Dutch/British biologist, dies at 81

1990 – Clarence “Kelly” Johnson, American aeronautical engineer (Lockheed Skunk Works; b. 1910)

 

 

 

1992 – Albert KingUS blues singer/guitarist (Crosscut Saw), dies at 71

 

Blues Power

I’ll Play The BLues For You

DON’T YOU LIE TO ME with Stevie Ray Vaughan

Match Box Blues with Stevie

 

 

 

 

1992 – Nathan Milstein, Ukrainian/US violist (Beethoven, Bach), dies at 87

1993 – Philip Christison, British general (Rangoon), dies at 100

1995 – Trenchard Cox, museum director, dies at 90

 

 

 

1996 – Margaret E Reyauthor of children’s booksdies at 90

 

 

 

 

1997 – Michael Lyne, air-marshal, dies at 78

1998 – Ernst Gunther Schenck, German doctor who joined the Sturmabteilung in 1933 {b. 1904)

2001 – Dick Schaap, American sports journalist (b. 1934)

2003 – Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Spanish playboy and businessman (b. 1924)

2004 – Autar Singh Paintal, Indian medical scientist (b. 1925)

2007 – Ken Hendricks, American businessman (b. 1941)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

Events

69 – General Vespasian’s troops occupy Rome after defeating the Emperor Vitellius

1046 – Synod of Sutri: German King Henry III removes Popes Gregory VI

1046 – Benedictus IX & Silvester III & names Bishop Siutger, Pope Clemens II at the Council of Sutri

1192 – Richard the Lionhearted captured in Vienna

1448 – Pope Nicolaas V named Utrechts bishop Rudolf of Diepholt, cardinal

1522 – Suleiman the Magnificent accepts the surrender of the surviving Knights of Rhodes, who are allowed to evacuate. They eventually settle on Malta and become known as the Knights of Malta.

1585 – English fleet & earl Robert Dudley van Leicester reach Vlissingen

1606 – Virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown, Virginia

1669 – 1st jury trial in Delaware; Marcus Jacobson condemned for insurrection & sentenced to flogging, branding & slavery

1699 – Peter the Great ordered Russian New Year changed-Sept 1 to Jan 1

1745 – Bonnie Prince Charlie’s army meets de Esk

 

 

 

1803 – Louisiana Purchase formally transferred from France to US for $27M

 

 

 

 

 

1820 – Missouri imposes a $1 bachelor tax on unmarried men between 21 & 50

1860 – SC votes 169-0 for Ordinace of Secession, 1st state to secede

1861 – Battle of Dranesville, VA

1862 – -Dec 20th] Battle of Kelly’s Ford, VA

 

 

 

1862 – Battle of Holly SpringMS

 

 

 

 

 

1862 – Brig-gen Nathan Bedford Forrest occupies Trenton, Kentucky

1864 – -Dec 27th] Battle of Ft Fisher, NC

1879 – Tom Edison privately demonstrated incandescent light at Menlo Park

1880 – Battle at Bronker’s Spruit, Transvaal: Farmers beat Britten

1883 – Intl cantilever railway bridge opens at Niagara Falls

1891 – Strongman Louis Cyr withstands pull of 4 horses

1892 – Phileas Fogg completes around world trip, according to Verne

1892 – Pneumatic automobile tire patented, Syracuse, NY

1893 – 1st state anti-lynching statue approved, in Georgia

1900 – Giacobini discovers a comet (will be 1st comet visited by spacecraft)

 

 

 

1907 – Explosion at Yolande Alabamacoal mine kills 91

 

 

 

 

 

1917 – Russian secret police in Czech forms under Felix Dzerzjinski

1919 – Canadian Natl Railways established (N America’s longest, 50,000 KM)

1920 – Bob Hope became an American citizen

1922 – 14 republics form Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics (USSR)

1928 – 1st international dogsled mail leaves Minot, Maine for Montreal, Que

1928 – Ethel Barrymore Theater opens at 243 W 47th St NYC

1940 – Connie Mack acquires controlling interest in the Athletics for $42,000

1941 – Japanese troops lands on Mindanao

 

 

 

1941 – World War IIFirst battle of the American Volunteer Groupbetter known as the “Flying Tigers” in Kunming, China.

 

 

 

 

 

1942 – 1st Japanese bombing of Calcutta

 

 

 

1944 – Battle of BastogneNazis surround 101st Airborne (NUTS!)

 

 

 

 

1950 – “Harvey,” starring James Stewart, premieres in NY

1955 – Cardiff is proclaimed the capital city of Wales, United Kingdom.

1956 – Montgomery, Ala, removed race-based seat assignments on its buses

1957 – Elvis Presley given draft notice to join US Army for National Service

1959 – Jasu Patel takes 9-69, India v Australia at Kanpur

1960 – Auschwitz-commandant Richard Bar arrested in German FR

1962 – Osmond brothers debut on Andy Williams Show

1963 – Berlin Wall opens for 1st time to West Berliners

1963 – Trial against 21 camp guards of Auschwitz begins

1967 – “Graduate,” starring Dustin Hoffman & Anne Bancroft, premieres

1967 – 474,300 US soldiers in Vietnam

1967 – Ian Anderson & Glenn Cornick form rock group Jethro Tull

 

 

 

1968 – The Zodiac Killer kills Betty Lou Jenson and David Faraday in VallejoCalifornia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1969 – Peter, Paul & Mary’s “Leaving on a Jet Plane” reaches #1

1972 – Neil Simons “Sunshine Boys,” premieres in NYC

1975 – Joe Walsh recruited to join Eagles

1977 – 1st Space walk made by G Grechko from Salyut

1980 – USSR formally announces death of Alexei Kosygin

1981 – “Dreamgirls” opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 1522 performances

1981 – Browns set team records for most fumbles (9) & most turnovers (10)

1983 – PLO chairman Yasser Arafat & 4,000 loyalists evacuate Lebanon

1984 – 33 unknown Bach keyboard works found in Yale library

1985 – Denis Potvin passes Bobby Orr as NHL defenseman scorer (916 points)

1985 – Sportscaster Howard Cosell retires from television sports after 20 years with ABC

1985 – Position of American Poet Laureate established (Robert Warren is 1st)

1986 – White teenagers beat blacks in Howard Beach, NY

1987 – Dona Paz ferry sinks after crash with oil tanker Vector, 4386 die

1988 – Animal rights terrorists fire-bomb Harrod’s dept store, London

 

 

 

1989 – US troops invade Panama & oust Manuel Noriegabut don’t catch him

 

 

 

 

 

1990 – Pentagon warns Saddam that US air power is ready to attack on 1/15

1991 – A Missouri court sentences the Palestinian militant Zein Isa and his wife Maria to death for the honor killing of their daughter Palestina.

1992 – Slobodan Milosevic re-elected president of Serbia

1995 – NATO begins peacekeeping in Bosnia.

1999 – Portugal returns Macau to China

2002 – US Senator Trent Lott resigns as majority leader.

2006 – A judge rules against the death penalty in the case of Naveed Haq, a man convicted in the shooting death and injuries at the Jewish Federation in Seattle.

2007 – Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becomes the oldest ever monarch of the United Kingdom, surpassing Queen Victoria, who lived for 81 years, 7 months and 29 days.

2007 – The painting Portrait of Suzanne Bloch (1904), by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, was stolen from the São Paulo Museum of Art, along with O Lavrador de Café, by the major Brazilian modernist painter Candido Portinari.

 

 

 

Births

1494 – Oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555)

1537 – King John III of Sweden (d. 1592)

1539 – Paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer

1626 – Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692)

1717 – Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes, French statesman and diplomat (d. 1787)

 

 

 

1720 – Charles Edward Stuart, [Bonnie Prince Charlie/Young Pretender]

 

 

 

 

 

1807 – Richard Lucian Page, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1901

1808 – Thomas Tinsley Craven, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1887

1825 – Romeyn Beck Ayres, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1888

1833 – Samuel A Mudd, doctor, convicted of giving medical aid to JW Booth

1841 – Ferdinand Buisson, French pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1932)

1865 – Maude Gonne, Irish nationalist (Irish Joan of Arc)

1865 – Elsie De Wolfe, American socialite and interior decorator (d. 1950)

 

 

 

1868 – Harvey FirestoneColumbia, OhioIndustrialistwhere the rubber meets the road, (d. 1938)

 

 

 

 

 

1869 – Charley Grapewin, Xenia OH, actor (Wizard of Oz, Libeled Lady)

1873 – Kwan-Ichi Asakawa, Japanese historian(d. 1948)

1876 – Walter S Adams, US astronomer/director of Mount Wilson (1923-46)

1881 – Branch Rickey, baseball executive (Dodgers)

1884 – Marius HLW “Max” Blokzijl, Dutch nazi collaborator/traitor

1886 – Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, California, tennis player (US Open 1909-11)

1901 – Louis I Kahn, US architect [or Feb 20]

1901 – Robert Van de Graaff, Alabama, physicist (Mobility of Gaseous Ions)

1902 – Max Lerner, US, columnist (NY Post)

1902 – Sidney Hook, anticommunist philosopher (Paradoxes of Freedom)

1906 – Dick White, head of British secret service (MI-5/MI-6)

 

 

 

1917 – David BohmAmerican-born physicistphilosopherand neuropsychologist (d. 1992)

 

 

 

 

 

1922 – George Roy Hill, dir (Slap Shot, Little Drummer Girl, Little Romance)

1923 – Nadine Gordimer, Springs South Africa, novelist

1925 – Frederick Edward Nicklin, architect

1933 – Gordon Getty

1933 – Rik Van Looy, Belgian cyclist (world champion, 1961)

1939 – Dianne Arndt, artist/photographer

1940 – Larry Willis, rock keyboardist (Blood, Sweat & Tears)

1942 – Robert L Hayes, Jacksonville Fla, 100m/4x100m runner (Oly-2 gold-1964)

1944 – Robert Colomby, NYC, rock drummer (Blood Sweat & Tears-When I Die)

1945 – Peter Criss, American drummer and singer (Kiss)

1946 – Patti Smith, singer/songwriter

1946 – Uri Geller, Tel Aviv, Israel, psychic (bends forks)

1951 – Peter May, Scottish novelist and scriptwriter

1952 – Jenny Agutter, Taunton England, actress (Logan’s Run, Equus, Amy)

1956 – Blanche Baker, NYC, actress/Carroll Baker’s Daughter (French Postcard)

1957 – Anita Baker, [Ward], Detroit Mi, vocalist (Rapture)

1958 – Billy Bragg, British rocker (It Says Here, Ideology)

1961 – Mohammad Fouad, Arab singer and actor

1966 – Chris Robinson, singer (Black Crowes)

1966 – Matt Neal , British Race Driver

1966 – Myrra Malmberg, Swedish singer

1967 – Duncan Kennedy, Burlington California, luger (Olympics-1994)

1967 – Wendy Hamilton, Detroit Mich, playmate (Dec, 1991)

1968 – Joe Cornish, British comedian

1972 – Jan Caloun, hockey forward (Team Czech Oly-Gold-1998)

1972 – Jonathan Wyatt, Lower Hutt NZ, 5000m (Olympics-96)

1976 – Adam Powell, Neopets creator

1979 – Michael Rogers, Australian cyclist

1982 – David Cook, American singer, winner of American Idol.

1983 – Jonah Hill, American actor

1983 – Lucy Pinder, British model

1983 – Lara Stone, Dutch model

 

 

 

Deaths

217 – Pope Zephyrinus

860 – King Ethelbald of Wessex

910 – Alfonso III the Great, King of Leon, Galicia and Asturias, dies

1022 – Elvira Mendes, wife of Alfonso V of Castile (b. 996)

1073 – Domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies

1355 – Stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies

1494 – Matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet

1524 – Thomas Linacre, English scholar and physician

1590 – Ambroise Paré, French physician (b. 1510)

1676 – John Galle, Flemish engraver/printer, dies at 76

1722 – Kangxi Emperor of China (b. 1654)

1723 – Augustus Quirinus Rivinus (b. 1652)

1740 – Richard Boyle, 2nd Viscount Shannon, English military officer and statesman (b. 1675)

 

 

 

1812 – SacagaweaShoshone interpreter for Lewis & Clarkdies

 

 

 

 

 

 

1862 – Robert Knox Scottish surgeon, anatomist and zoologist

1875 – Michail P Pogodin, Russian historian/writer (Povesti), dies at 75

1876 – Hannah Omish, at 12 is youngest ever hanged in US

1917 – Lucien Petit-Breton, Argentine-French cyclist (b. 1882)

1921 – Hans Hartwig von Beseler, German general (b. 1850)

1935 – Martin O’Meara, Australian soldier (b. 1882)

1936 – Baron De Borchgrave, Belgian ambassador, murdered in Madrid

1937 – Erich Ludendorff, German general (WW I), dies at 72

1939 – Hans Langsdorff, German capt (Graaf Spee), commits suicide

1954 – James Hilton, English author (Lost Horizon), dies at 54

1956 – Ramon Carrillo, Argentine neuroscientist and Public Health minister (b. 1906)

1961 – Moss Hart, US dramatist (You can’t take it with you), dies at 57

1968 – John Steinbeck, author (Grapes of Wrath, Nobel 1940, 62), dies at 66

1971 – Roy O Disney, Brother of Walt, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 78

 

 

 

1973 – Bobby Darinsinger (Mack the Knife), dies of heart failure at 37

 

Mack the Knife

Beyond the Sea

Artificial Flowers

Clementine

 

 

 

 

1976 – Richard J Daley, (Mayor-D-Chicago), dies at 74

1991 – Andries D Copier, Dutch glass designer (Guild glass), dies

1991 – Fop[pe] I Brouwer, biologist (Everything That Lives & Grows), dies

1991 – Simone Beck, French chef (b. 1904)

1993 – W Edwards Deming, US economist (helped Japan after WW II), dies at 93

1994 – Dean Rusk, US Sect of State (1961-69), dies at 85

 

 

 

1996 – Carl Saganscientist (Contact), dies at 62

 

 

 

 

 

1997 – Dawn Steel, film maker (When Harry Met Sally), dies at 51

1997 – Vincent Ciccone, inventor (Blow-Pops candy), dies at 81

1998 – Chester P. Lyons, Canadian naturalist and author (b. 1915)

1999 – Hank Snow, Canadian singer (b. 1914)

 

 

 

2001 – Foster BrooksAmerican actor and comedian (b. 1912)

Drunk pilot on Dean Martin Show

12 Drunken Days of Christmas

Roasts Jackie Gleason

 

 

 

 

2009 – Brittany Murphy, American actress (b. 1977)

2009 – Arnold Stang, American comic actor (b. 1918)

2010 – Steve Landesberg, American actor and comedian (b. 1945)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students Sign Petition To Deport Americans In Exchange For Illegal Immigrants

 

 

 

” Students at George Washington University (GWU) willingly signed a petition supporting the deportation of one American citizen in exchange for one illegal immigrant.

“ Please sign our petition for President Obama to deport one American citizen, in exchange for one undocumented immigrant,” read the petition. “Everyone must be allowed a shot at the ‘American Dream.’ Americans should not be greedy. Let us right the wrongs of our past and make another’s dreams come true.”

“ It makes sense,” one student told Campus Reform. “Like, I’ve noticed that there is a lot of like hatred against undocumented immigrants and it’s not necessarily their fault.” “

 

 

    As one of the commenters on the Youtube page says , these students should be told immediately after signing that they are the ones that have “volunteered” to be deported … LOL … we’ve gone from the “greatest generation” to the most idiotic generation in just 50 years . We have State education to thank for it , that and political correctness . Feh …

With our institutions of higher learning turning out students like this is it any wonder that we have the leadership that we do ?

HT/Right Wing News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

324 – Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor.

401 – St Anastasius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

1055 – Seldjuken under Toghril Beg occupy Baghdad

1154 – King Henry II of England crowned

1551 – Dutch west coast hit by hurricane

1562 – Battle at Dreux: Anne de Montmorency & huguenots under Condé captured

1686 – Robinson Crusoe leaves his island after 28 years (as per Defoe)

 

 

 

1732 – Benjamin Franklin under the name Richard Saunders begins publication of “Poor Richard’s Almanack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1776 – Thomas Paine published his 1st “American Crisis” essay, in which he wrote, “These are the times that try men’s souls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1777 – Washington settles his troops at Valley ForgePa for winter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1783 – English government of Pitt Jr forms

1795 – 1st state appropriation of money for road building, Kentucky

1823 – Georgia passes 1st US state birth registration law

1828 – South Carolina declares right of states to nullify federal laws

1843 – Charles Dickens publishes “A Christmas Carol,” in England

1854 – Allen Wilson of Conn patents sewing machine to sew curving seams

1861 – Battle of Black Water

1862 – Skirmish at Jackson/Salem Church, Tenn (80 casualties)

 

 

 

1867 – Victims of “Angola Horror” burned to death (Angola NY)(12/18)

 

 

 

 

 

1871 – Albert L Jones (NYC), patents corrugated paper

1891 – 1st Negro Catholic priest ordained in US, Charles Uncles, Baltimore

 

 

 

1907 – 239 workers died in a coal mine explosion in Jacobs CreekPennsylvania

 

 

 

 

 

1913 – Jack Johnson fights Jim Johnson to a draw in 10 for hw boxing title

1918 – Robert Ripley began his “Believe It or Not” column (NY Globe)

1922 – Mrs Theres Vaughn, 24, confessed in court to being married 62 times

1924 – The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England.

1928 – 1st autogiro (predecessor of helicopter) flight in US

1932 – British Broadcasting Corp begins transmitting overseas

1939 – Russian air & ground attack against Finnish positions near Summa

1941 – German submarine U-574 sinks

1941 – Hitler takes complete command of German Army

1941 – US Office of Censorship created to control info pertaining to WW II

1946 – War breaks out in Indochina as Ho Chi Minh attacks French in Hanoi

1948 – 8th largest snowfall in NYC history (15.3″)

1949 – Luxury passenger ship Aquitania demolished in Garelock Scotland

1950 – Gen Eisenhower named NATO commander

1950 – Tibet’s Dalai Lama flees Chinese invasion

1958 – 1st radio broadcast from space (Pres Eisenhower voice “To all mankind, America’s wish for Peace on Earth & Good Will to Men Everywhere”)

1959 – 1st Liberty Bowl game-Penn State beats Alabama 7-0

1960 – Fire aboard USS Constellation, under construction at Bkln (50 die)

1960 – Frank Sinatra’s 1st session with Reprise Records (Ring-A-Ding-Ding)

1960 – Mercury-Redstone 1A reaches 210 km in test flight

1965 – French president De Gaulle re-elected (Mitterrand gets 45%)

1967 – Prime Minister of Australia Harold Holt is officially presumed dead.

1971 – NASA launches Intelsat 4 F-3 for COMSAT Corp

1971 – Stanley Kubrick’s X-rated “A Clockwork Orange” premieres

 

 

 

1972 – Apollo 17 (last of Apollo Moon landing seriesreturns to Earth

 

 

 

 

 

1974 – “Man With Golden Gun” premieres in US

1974 – Nelson A Rockefeller sworn-in as 41st VP

1975 – John Paul Stevens becomes a Supreme Court Justice

1975 – Ron Wood joined the Rolling Stones

1976 – Piper Cherokee crashes into Balt Memorial Stadium upper stands, 10 minutes after Colts lose 40-14 to Steelers. No one seriously hurt

1980 – Iran requests $24 billion in US guarantees to free hostages

1981 – Sixteen lives are lost when the Penlee lifeboat goes to the aid of the stricken coaster Union Star in heavy seas.

1984 – China PR Premier Zhao Ziyang & Margaret Thatcher sign Hong Kong Treaty

 

 

 

1984 – Fire at Wilberg Mine in central Utah killed 27 people

 

 

 

 

 

1984 – UK signs agreement with China to return Hong Kong to China in 1997

1984 – Wayne Gretzky, 23, is 18th & youngest NHL-er to score 1,000 points

1985 – Mary Lund is 1st woman to receive a Jarvik VII artificial heart

1985 – STS 61-C scrubbed at T -13s because of SRB auxiliary power problem

1986 – USSR frees dissident Andrei Sakharov from internal exile

1986 – Michael Sergio, who parachuted into Shea Stadium during game 6 of the World Series, sentenced to 100 hrs of community service & fined $500

1987 – Gari Kasparov becomes world chess champ

1988 – NASA unviels plans for lunar colony & manned missions to Mars

1989 – American Airlines purchases Eastern Airline’s Latin American route

1989 – Larry Bird (Celtics) begins NBA free throw streak of 71 games

1991 – 6,000th episode of One Life To Live

1994 – Rolls-Royce announces its future cars will feature V12 engine which will be produced by BMW.

1997 – MTV drops video “Smack My Bitch Up” by Prodigy

1998 – Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives forwards articles I and III of impeachment against President Bill Clinton to the Senate.

2001 – A record high barometric pressure of 1085.6 hPa (32.06 inHg) is recorded at Tosontsengel, Khövsgöl Province, Mongolia.

 

 

Births

1036 – Su Tung-p’o, China, poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher

1498 – Andreas Osiander, Germany, Protestant Reformation theologist

1554 – Philip William, Prince of Orange (d. 1618)

1676 – Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, Paris France, composer/organist

1699 – William Bowyer, English printer (d. 1777)

1714 – John Winthrop, American astronomer (d. 1779)

1753 – John Taylor, Virginia, philosopher (Jeffersonian Democracy)

1790 – William Parry, England, Arctic explorer

1809 – Pierre-Joseph van Beneden, Belg, paleont (life cycle of tapeworms)

1813 – Thomas Andrews, Belfast Ireland, chemist/physicist (ozone)

1814 – Edwin M[cMasters] Stanton, Ohio, US Secretary of War (1861-65)

1817 – James Jay Archer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) died in 1864

1819 – James Clifford Veatch, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1895

1831 – Bernice Pauahi Bishop, Hawaiian philanthropist (d. 1884)

1832 – John Kirk Barry, Scot, Dr/companion to explorer David Livingstone

1837 – John Carpenter Carter, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864

 

 

 

1849 – Henry Clay FrickPennbuilt world’s largest coke & steel operation

 

 

 

 

 

 

1852 – A[lbert] A Michelson, Strelno Prussia, US physicist (Nobel 1907)

1894 – Yoshida Isoya, Tokyo Japan, architect (modern sukiya style)

1901 – Oliver [Hazard Perry] La Farge, NYC, anthropologist/novelist

1903 – Cyril Dean Darlington, England, biologist (hereditary mechanisms)

1903 – George Davis Snell, Bradford Mass, geneticist (H-2 gene)

1906 – Leonid I Brezhnev, Ukraine, 1st Secretary of USSR (1964-82)

1910 – Jean Genet, Paris France, criminal/novelist/dramatist (The Blacks)

1913 – William C De Vries, surgeon/inventor (artificial heart)

1915 – Edith Piaf, [E Giovanna Gassion], Paris, chanteuse (Little Sparrow), (d. 1963)

1920 – David Susskind, NYC, TV host (Open End, David Susskind Show)

1920 – Ragnild Hveger, Denmark, 400m swimmer (Olympic-silver-1936) [NS]

1924 – Peter Prowtiny, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire

1924 – Carlo Chiti, Italian race car engineer (d. 1994)

1925 – Robert Sherman, New York City, New York, songwriter (Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book), (d. 2012)

1926 – Jeanne Kirkpatrick, US ambassador to UN

1933 – Cicely Tyson, Harlem NYC, actress (Roots, Miss Jane Pittman)

1934 – Al Kaline, Baltimore MD, Hall of Fame outfielder (Detroit Tigers)

1935 – Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (d. 1974)

1940 – Phil Ochs, El Paso Tx, anti-war folk singer (Joe Hill, War is Over)

1943 – William De Vries, Bkln, surgeon-inventor (Symbion artifical heart)

1943 – Ross M. Lence, American political scientist (d. 2006)

 

 

 

1944 – Alvin LeeNottingham Englandrock vocals/guitarist (10 Years After)

 

Help Me Baby

Choo Choo Mama

Woodchopper’s Ball

Keep On Rockin

 

 

 

 

1944 – Richard Leakey, anthropologist

1944 – Tim Reid, Norfolk VA, American actor and comedian (Venus Flytrap-WKRP, Frank’s Place)

1944 – Zal Yanovsky, rock guitarist (Lovin’ Spoonful-Do You Believe in Magic)

1944 – Mitchell Feigenbaum, American mathematical physicist

1945 – John McEuen, rocker (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)

1946 – Marianne Faithfull, Hampstead England, singer (Money, As Tears Go By)

1946 – Robert Urich, Toronto Ohio, actor (SWAT, Spenser for Hire, Vega$)

1949 – Claudia A Kolb, US, 200m breast stroke swimmer (Olympic-silver-1964)

1951 – Fred W Leslie, Ancon Panama, PhD/astronaut (STS 73)

1957 – Kevin McHale, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)

1957 – Liz Glazowski, Chicago Ill, playmate (April, 1980)

1958 – Limahl, British rocker (Kajagoogoo-Too Shy)

1959 – Kathryn “Furu” Carpenter, Marshall Mich, fencer-epee (Olympics-96)

1960 – Mike Lookinland, Mt Pleasant Utah, actor (Bobby-Brady Bunch)

1961 – Reggie White, NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)

1963 – Jennifer Beals, Chicago Ill, actress (Flashdance, Bride)

1963 – Karen Bliss-Livingston, Quakertown PA, cyclist (Olympics-96)

1964 – Beatrice Dalle, Breast France, actress (Betty Blue, Sabbath)

 

 

 

1966 – Alberto “La Bomba” TombaItalian skier (Olympic-gold-1988, 92)

 

 

 

 

 

1966 – Monique Oliver, Malibu Ca, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-4th-1994)

1967 – Criss Angel, Illusionist,Actor, Musician, etc.

1968 – Jennifer Devine, Portland OR, rower (Olympics-96)

1969 – Chris Robinson, Atlanta, rocker (Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker)

1969 – Kristy Swanson, actress (Knots Landing, Buffy Vampire Slayer)

1970 – Jon Cleveland, Fresno CA, Canadian 100m/200m swimmer (Oly-br-92, 96)

1970 – Zac Foley, rock bassist (EMF-Unbelievable)

1970 – Tyson Beckford, American model

1971 – Amy Locane, Trenton NJ, actress (Andrea-Spencer, Sandy-Melrose Place)

1971 – Jen[nifer] Dore, Kearny NJ, rower (Olympics-4TH-96)

1971 – Tiffany Towers, Canadian adult film actress

 

 

 

1972 – Alyssa Jane MilanoBrooklyn NYactress (Samantha-Who’s the Boss)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1972 – Warren Sapp, NFL defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)

1973 – Zulfiya Zabirova, Russian cyclist

1975 – Casual, [Jon Owens], rapper

1980 – Jake Gyllenhaal, Los Angeles, California, actor (Donnie Darko, Jarhead)

1982 – Tero Pitkamaki, Finnish javelin thrower

1996 – Paige Speakman, England, born 19 days before her twin sister

 

 

 

Deaths

401 – Anastasius I, Bishop of Rome (399-401), dies

1075 – Edith of Wessex, wife of Edward the Confessor of England

1327 – Agnes of France, Duchess of Burgundy

1370 – Urban V, [Guillaume de Grimoard], 1st Avignon Pope (1362-70), dies

1614 – Melchior Bischoff, composer, dies at 67

 

 

 

1741 – Vitus J BeringDutch navigator/explorerdies

 

 

 

 

 

1813 – James McGill, Scottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1744)

1814 – Joseph Bramah, Inventor and Locksmith, notably invented the beer pump

 

 

 

1819 – Sir Thomas FremantleBritish naval officer and politician (b. 1765)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1848 – Emily Jane Bronte, English novelist, dies at 30

1915 – Alvis Alzheimer, German neurologist (Alzheimer Disease), dies at 51

1933 – George Jackson Churchward, GWR Chief mechanical engineer. (b. 1857)

1941 – L M Dovator, Russian general, dies in battle

1944 – Rudolph Karstadt, German entrepreneur (b. 1856)

1946 – Paul Langevin, French physicist (b. 1872)

1953 – Robert A Millikan, US physicist (Nobel 1923), dies at 85

1959 – Walter Williams, claimed to be last survivor of Civil War, dies at 117

1986 – V. C. Andrews, American author (b. 1923)

1991 – Ernest K Gann, US adventure novelist, dies at 81

1993 – Michael Clarke, drummer (Byrds), dies of liver failure at 49

1994 – Noel Pointer, jazz violinist, dies at 39

1995 – Janet Wilder, stuntwoman, dies at 29

1996 – Marcello Mastroiani, actor (8½, Assassin, Family Diary), dies at 72

1996 – Yuli Borisovich Khariton, scientist, dies at 82

1997 – David Norman Schramm, physicist, dies at 52

1997 – Masaru Ibuka, co-founder (Sony Corp), dies at 89

 

 

 

1998 – Mel FisherAmerican treasure hunter (b. 1922)

 

 

 

 

 

1999 – Desmond Llewelyn, Welsh actor (b. 1914)

2000 – Rob Buck, American guitarist (10,000 Maniacs) (b. 1958)

2000 – Milt Hinton, American jazz double bassist (b. 1910)

2000 – Pops Staples, American singer (The Staple Singers) (b. 1915)

2003 – Hope Lange, American actress (b. 1933)

2004 – Herbert C. Brown, English-born American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)

2005 – Keith Duckworth, English mechanical engineer (Cosworth; b. 1933)

2005 – Vincent Gigante, American mafioso (b. 1927)

2008 – Kenny Cox, American jazz musician (b. 1940)

2008 – Dock Ellis, American baseball pitcher (b. 1945)

2009 – Hossein-Ali Montazeri, Iranian dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah (b. 1922)

2009 – Kim Peek, American prodigious savant and inspiration for the 1988 film Rain Man (b. 1951)

2010 – Trudy Pitts, American jazz organist, pianist, and vocalist (b. 1932)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

Events

218 BC – Second Punic WarBattle of the Trebia – Hannibal’s Carthaginian forces defeat those of the Roman Republic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1118 – Alfonso van Aragon occupies Saragossa on Almoraviden

1271 – Kublai Khan renames his empire “Yuan” (元 yuán), officially marking the start of the Yuan Dynasty of China.

1352 – Etienne Aubert elected as Pope Innocentius VI

1406 – Anton van Bourgondies becomes duke of Brabant

1603 – Admiral Steven van der Haghens fleet departs to East-Indies

1719 – Thomas Fleet publishes “Mother Goose’s Melodies For Children”

1777 – 1st national Thanksgiving Day, commemorating Burgoyne’s surrender

1783 – English king George III fires government of Portland

1787 – New Jersey becomes 3rd state to ratify constitution

1793 – Surrender of the frigate La Lutine by French royalists to Lord Hood; renamed HMS Lutine, she later becomes a famous treasure wreck.

1796 – 1st US newspaper to appear on Sunday (Baltimore Monitor)

1799 – George Washington’s body interred at Mount Vernon

1813 – British take Ft Niagara in War of 1812

1839 – 1st celestial photograph (of Moon) made in US, John Draper, NYC

1849 – William Bond obtains 1st photograph of Moon through a telescope

1862 – Battle at Lexington, Tennessee (Forrest’s Second Raid)

1878 – French SS Byzantin sinks after collision in Dardanellen, 210 killed

 

 

 

1878 – John Kehoethe last of the Molly Maguires is executed in Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

 

 

1888 – Richard Wetherill and his brother in-law discover the ancient Indian ruins of Mesa Verde.

1898 – Automobile speed record set-63 kph (39 mph)

1900 – The Upper Ferntree Gully to Gembrook Narrow-gauge (2 ft 6 in or 762 mm) Railway (now the Puffing Billy Railway) in Victoria, Australia is opened for traffic.

1912 – The Piltdown Man, later discovered to be a hoax, is supposedly found in the Piltdown Gravel Pit, by Charles Dawson.

1920 – 1st US postage stamps printed without the words United States or US

1936 – 1st giant panda imported into US

1936 – Su-Lin, 1st giant panda to come to US from China, arrives in SF

1939 – Finnish army recaptures Agläjärvi

1941 – German submarine U-434 sinks

1941 – Japanse troops land on Hong Kong

 

 

 

1944 – Destroyers “Hull,” “Spence” & “Monaghan” sink in typhoon (Philippines)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1944 – Nazi occupiers of Amsterdam destroy electricity plants

1958 – 1st voice from space: recorded Christmas message by Eisenhower

1961 – Britain’s EMI Records originally rejects the Beatles

1961 – For 2nd cons year, AP names Wilma Rudolph female athlete of year

1961 – Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 78 points vs LA

1963 – Clarke runs world record 10k (28:15.6)

1964 – “The Pink Panther” cartoon series premieres (Pink Phink)

1964 – During services held for Sam Cooke fans caused damage to Funeral Home

1965 – Borman & Lovell Splash down in Atlantic ends 2 week Gemini VII mission

 

 

 

1966 – Dr Seuss‘ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” airs for 1st time on CBS

 

Video

 

 

 

 

1966 – Saturn’s moon Epimetheus is discovered by Richard L. Walker.

1969 – Britain abolishes death penalty

1970 – Polish uprising fails

1971 – People United To Save Humanity (PUSH) forms by Jesse Jackson in Chic

1971 – US dollar devalued 7.9% in Holland ($1=Ÿ3,245)

1972 – US begins its heaviest bombing of North Vietnam

1976 – Soviet dissident Viktor Bukovski exchanged for Chile CP-leader Corvalan

1979 – Stanley Barrett 1st to exceed land sonic speed (739.666 MPH)

1980 – IRA’s Sean McKenna becomes critically ill, ends hunger strike

1985 – UN Security Council unanimously condemns “acts of hostage-taking”

1986 – Mr Gates, serves as acting director of CIA

1987 – Ivan F Boesky sentenced to 3 years for insider trading

 

 

 

1989 – “I Love Lucy” Christmas episodeshown for 1st time in over 30 years

 

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1991 – General Motors announces closing of 21 plants

1993 – Kevin Scott skates world record 1K (1:12.54)

1996 – The Oakland, California school board passes a resolution officially declaring “Ebonics” a language or dialect.

1997 – HTML 4.0 is published by the World Wide Web Consortium.

1999 – NASA launches into orbit the Terra platform carrying five Earth Observation instruments, including ASTER, CERES, MISR, MODIS and MOPITT.

2002 – 2003 California recall: Then Governor of California Gray Davis announces that the state would face a record budget deficit of $35 billion, roughly double the figure reported during his reelection campaign one month earlier.

 

 

 

Births

1507 – Ōuchi YoshitakaJapanese warlord (d. 1551)

 

 

 

 

 

1562 – Philipp Dulichius, composer

1610 – Charles Du Fresne Du Cange, French scholar/philologist

1620 – Heinrich Roth, German Sanskrit scholar (d. 1668)

1633 – Willem van de Velde the Young, Dutch seascape painter, baptised

1635 – Antonius Matthaeus, Dutch lawyer/historian

1661 – Christopher Polhem, Swedish scientist and inventor (d. 1751)

1707 – Charles Wesley, co-founder (Methodist movement)

1779 – Joseph Grimaldi, England, pantomimist (“greatest clown in history”)

1811 – Alexander Sandor Asboth, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1868

1816 – Alfred Elzey Jones, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1871

1819 – Yakov Petrovich Polonsky, Russian poet (Stichotvorenija)

1825 – Charles Griffin, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1867

1826 – Mercer Brooke John, (Confederate Navy), died in 1906

1835 – George Dashiell Bayard, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1862

1835 – Lyman Abbott, American author (d. 1922)

1844 – Lujo [Ludwig J von] Brentano, German economist

1851 – Graciano Lopez Jaena, Filipino hero, orator and satirist (d. 1896)

1856 – Joseph John Thomson, England, physicist discovered electron (Nobel 1906)

1863 – Franz Ferdinand, archduke of Austria (Sarajevo/WW I)

1878 – Joseph Stalin [Josef], Gori, Russian Empire, Premier of the Soviet Union (1941-1953), (d. 1953)

1879 – Paul Klee, Münchenbuchsee Switzerland, Swiss/German abstract painter (Twittering Machine)

1886 – Ty Cobb, American baseball player, Colo, batted .367, stole 892 bases (Det Tigers) (d. 1961)

 

 

 

1888 – Robert Mosespower broker (built Long Island & NYC parks & roads)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1890 – Edwin Howard Armstrong, NYC, radio pioneer inventor (FM)

1897 – Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker

1907 – Bill Holland, American auto racer (d. 1984)

1912 – Benjamin O. Davis Jr., American General (d. 2002)

 

 

 

1913 – Alfred BesterUSscience fiction author (DecieversStarlight)

 

 

 

 

 

1913 – Willy Brandt, [Herbert Frahm], German chancellor (1969-74, Nobel 1971)

1914 – Jerry Zipkin, socialite

1915 – Dario Mangiarotti, Italy, fencing, gold, 2 silver (Olympic-1948, 52)

1916 – Betty Grable, St Louis, great legs/actress (Gay Divorcee)

1917 – Ossie Davis, Cogdell GA, actor/playwright (Hot Stuff, Man Called Adam)

1927 – Ramsey Clark, US attorney General (1967-69)

1931 – Alison Plowden, English historian (d. 2007)

1933 – Arthur Leigh Allen, Suspected Zodiac serial killer (d. 1992)

1934 – Boris Valentinovich Volynov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 21)

1935 – Jacques Pépin, French chef

1936 – Malcolm Kirk, English professional wrestler (d. 1987)

1939 – Michael J Moorcock, England, sci-fi author (Alien Heat, Bull & Spear)

1939 – Harold E. Varmus, American scientist, Nobel laureate

1941 – Sam Andrew, rocker (Big Brother & Holding Company-Cheap Thrills)

1941 – Wadada Leo Smith, American trumpeter and composer

1943 – Keith Richards, England, rock guitarist (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar)

1945 – Carolyn Wood, US, 4 X 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1960)

1946 – Stephen (Steve) Biko, South African anti-apartheid activist

1946 – Steven Spielberg, Cincinnati, director (ET, Close Encounters, Jaws)

1947 – Eddie Antar, founder/CEO (Crazy Eddie Electronics Store)

1948 – Bryan “Chas” Changler, Newcastle, rock bassist (Animals)

1948 – Bill Nelson, English musician (Be Bop Deluxe)

1950 – Leonard Maltin, NYC, movie critic (Entertainment Tonight)

1950 – Randy Castillo, American drummer (Ozzy Osbourne) (d. 2002)

1951 – Andrew S Thomas, Adelaide Australia, PhD/astronaut (STS 77, STS 89/91)

1953 – Elliot Easton, [Elliot Shapiro], Brooklyn NY, rock guitarist (Cars)

1954 – Ray Liotta, Newark NJ, actor (Sacha-Casablanca, Goodfellas)

1956 – Reinhold Ewald, Germany, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-25)

1956 – Ron White, American comedian

1960 – Kazuhide Uekusa, Japanese economist

1961 – Brian Orser, Canada, figure skater (Olympics-Silver-88)

1963 – Charles Oakley, NBA forward (NY Knicks)

1963 – Brad Pitt, Shawnee, Oklahoma, American actor (12 Monkeys, Fight Club)

1965 – Brian Walton, Ottawa Ontario, points race cyclist (Olympics-silver-96)

1965 – Mick Collins, American musician (The Gories, The Dirtbombs)

1966 – Aaron Jones, NFL defensive end (NE Patriots)

1966 – Kiefer Sutherland, actor (Young Guns, Stand by Me, Lost Boys)

1966 – Tracy Byrd, country singer

1968 – Casper Van Dien, actor (Starship Troopers)

1971 – Barkha Dutt, Indian journalist

1975 – Michael Barry, Toronto, Ontario, cyclist (Olympics-96)

1975 – Trish Stratus, Canadian professional wrestler

1978 – Naomi Lang, Arcata California, dance skater (& Peter Tchernyshev)

1978 – Katie Holmes, American actress

1980 – Christina Aguilera, American singer (Genie in a Bottle, What a Girl Wants)

1985 – Hana Soukupová, Czech supermodel

1987 – Miki Andō, Japanese figure skater

1987 – Ayaka, Japanese singer

 

 

Deaths

468 – Huna Mari bar Mar Zutra, rabbi, executed in Pumpedita

821 – Theodulf, Bishop of Orléans

1133 – Hildebert, French writer

1290 – King Magnus I of Sweden (b. 1240)

1442 – Pierre Cauchon, French Catholic bishop (b. 1371)

1495 – King Alphonso II of Naples (b. 1448)

1505 – John IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed

1565 – Benedetto Varchi, Italian humanist/historian (L’Ercolano), dies at 62

1633 – Theodoor Galle, Flemish engraver, buried at 62

1638 – Le Pere Joseph, French mystic, dies

 

 

 

1737 – Antonio Stradivarirenowned violin-makerdies in Cremona Italy at 93

 

 

 

 

1751 – Kilian I von Dientzenhofer, builder (Nepomukkerk, Prague), dies at 62

1799 – Jean-Étienne Montucla, French mathematician (b. 1725)

1829 – Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck, French naturalist, dies at 85

1843 – Thomas Graham, Lord Lynedoch, British Viceroy of India (b. 1748)

1848 – Bernard Bolzano, Bohemian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1781)

1862 – Johnson Kelly Duncan, architect/Confederate brig-generaal, dies at 35 of malarial fever

1892 – Richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosaurus), dies at 88

 

 

 

1919 – John Alcockpilot (1st non-stop over Atlantic), dies in crash at 27

 

 

 

 

 

 

1931 – John T “Legs” DiamondUS gangstermurdered at 35

 

 

 

 

 

1948 – Janet Fay, hammered to death by Honeymoon Killers

1971 – Bobby Jones Jr, amateur golfer (Grand Slam 1930), dies at 69

1977 – Louis Untermeyer, poet/critic/TV panelist (What’s My Line), dies at 92

1980 – Alexei N Kosygin, Soviet PM (1964-80), suffers heart attack at 76

1990 – Anne Revere, actress (National Velvet), dies of pneumonia at 87

1992 – Mother Clare Hale, cared for NYC AIDS babies (Hale House), dies at 87

1993 – Sam Wanamaker, actor (Pvt Benjamin), dies of prostate cancer at 74

1994 – Lilia Skala, Austrian/US actress (Ship of Fools, Caprice), dies at 98

1994 – Peter Hebblethwaite, English editor-in-chief (The Month), dies at 64

1994 – Roger Apéry, Greek-French mathematician (b. 1916)

1995 – Ross Thomas, author, dies at 69

1997 – Chris Farley, comedian (SNL, Tommy Boy), dies at 33

1998 – Lev Demin, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1926)

1999 – Robert Bresson, French film director (b. 1907)

2000 – Stan Fox, American race car driver (b. 1952)

2000 – Randolph Apperson Hearst, son of W. Randolph Hearst and father of Patty (b. 1915)

2000 – Kirsty MacColl, English singer and songwriter (b. 1959)

2004 – Anthony Sampson, British journalist and biographer (b. 1926)

2005 – Alan Voorhees, American engineer and urban planner (b. 1922)

2006 – Joseph Barbera, American cartoonist (b. 1911)

2006 – Ruth Bernhard, American photographer (1905)

2007 – Jack Linkletter, American television host, son of Art Linkletter (b. 1937)

2008 – Majel Barrett, American actress and producer of Star Trek, also the widow of Gene Roddenberry (b. 1932)

2008 – Mark Felt, the infamous Deep Throat, American FBI official and whistle blower during the Watergate Scandal (b. 1932)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

Events

283 – St Gaius begins his reign as Catholic Pope

 

 

 

546 – Gothic War (535-554): The Ostrogoths of King Totila conquer Rome by bribing the Byzantine garrison.

 

 

 

 

 

920 – Romanos I is crowned as co-emperor of the underage Emperor Constantine VII.

942 – Assassination of William I Longsword, 2nd Duke of Normandy.

1398 – Sultan Nasir-u Din Mehmud’s armies in Delhi are defeated by Timur.

1526 – Pope Clemens VII publishes degree Cum ad zero – forms Inquisition

1531 – Pope Clement VII establishes a parallel body to the Inquisition in Lisbon, Portugal.

1538 – Pope Paul III excommunicated England’s King Henry VIII

1572 – Spanish army begins fires in Haarlem Netherlands

1586 – Emperor Go-Yozei becomes Emperor of Japan.

1637 – Shimabara Rebellion: Japanese peasants led by Amakusa Shiro rise against daimyo Matsukura Shigeharu.

1718 – France, Britain and Austria declare war on Spain.

1745 – Bonnie Prince Charles army retreats to Scotland

1777 – France recognizes independence of English colonies in America

1777 – George Washingtons army returns to Valley Forge Pa

1788 – Russian army of Grigorij Potemkin occupies Ocharov

1790 – Aztec calendar stone discovered in Mexico City

1791 – NYC traffic regulation creates 1st 1-way street

1798 – 1st impeachment trial against a US senator (Wm Blount, TN) begins

1821 – Kentucky abolishes debtors prisons

1875 – Violent bread riots in Montreal

1895 – George Brownell patents a machine to make paper twine (Mass)

1900 – 1st prize of 100,00 francs offered for communications with extraterrestrials. Martians excluded-considered too easy

 

 

 

1903 – At 10:35 AM1st sustained motorized aircraft flight (Orville Wright)

 

 

 

 

 

1914 – Great Britain declares Egypt a protectorate

1914 – Jews are expelled from Tel Aviv by Turkish authorities

1925 – Col William “Billy” Mitchell court-martial for insubordination

1927 – US sub ‘S-4′ sinks after collision kills all 34 aboard

1935 – First flight of the Douglas DC-3 airplane.

1936 – Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen & dummy Charlie McCarthy, appear on TV

1938 – Utrecht Central Station destroyed by fire

1939 – German pocket battleship Graf Spee scuttled by its crew off Uruguay

1941 – German submarine U-31 sunk

1941 – German troops led by Rommel begin retreating in North Africa

1941 – World War II: Beginning of the Siege of Sebastopol.

1942 – Allies in London sentence German war criminals

1943 – Transport 63 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

1944 – Green Bay Packers win NFL championship

1944 – Japanese-Americans released from detention camps

1944 – US destroyers sink in storm off Philippines, 790 killed

1946 – US V-2 rocket reaches 183 km, White Sands Proving Grounds, NM

1947 – NY struck by a blizzard, resulting with 27″ of snow

1953 – FCC approves RCA’s black & white-compatible color TV specifications

1954 – 1st fully automated railroad freight yard (Gary, Indiana)

1957 – US successfully test-fires Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile

1959 – “On The Beach,” is 1st film to premiere on both sides of Iron Curtain

1959 – 1st movie opening simultaneously in major cities (On The Beach)

1961 – Disgruntled employee set fire to a circus tent in Niteroi Brazil

1961 – India seizes Goa & 2 other Portuguese colonies

1961 – Niteroi Circus of Rio de Janeiro catches fire; 323 die

1962 – Beatles 1st British TV appearance (People & Places)

1965 – Astrodome opens, 1st event is Judy Garland & Supremes concert

1965 – Largest newspaper-Sunday NY Times at 946 pages (50 cents)

1969 – USAF closes Project Blue Book, concluding no evidence of extraterrestrial spaceships behind thousands of UFO sightings

1970 – Gdansk, Poland shipworkers strike

1970 – Polish 1970 protests: In Gdynia, soldiers fire at workers emerging from trains, killing dozens.

1971 – “Diamonds are Forever” premieres in US

1973 – Arabs terrorists shoot passengers on Boeing 737 to Kuwait

1975 – John Paul Stevens appointed to Supreme Court

1975 – Lynette Fromme sentenced to life for attempt on Pres Ford’s life

1977 – Elvis Costello & The Attractions 1st US TV appearance (SNL)

1978 – OPEC raises oil prices 18%

1979 – Budweiser rocket car reaches 1190 kph (record for wheeled vehicle)

1981 – Members of Red Brigades kidnap Brig Gen James L Dozier

1983 – Disco in Madrid catches fire; 83 die

 

 

 

1983 – The IRA bombs Harrods Department Store in Londonkilling six people.94 injured

 

 

 

 

 

1986 – US Congress forms “Irangate” committee

1986 – Mrs Davina Thompson makse medical history by having the 1st heart, lung & liver transplant (Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England)

1988 – USS Tennessee, 1st sub to carry Trident 2 missiles, commissioned

1989 – The longest-running American sitcom The Simpsons had its debut.

1991 – Cleveland Cavaliers beat Miami Heat 148-80, by record 68 pts

1991 – NBA’s most lopsided game Cleveland beats Miami 148-80

 

 

 

1992 – Gen Suwa finds tooth of 4.4 million year old Australopithecus ramidus

 

 

 

 

1993 – Bangladesh moslem call for murder of feminist Taslima Nasrin

1993 – Kevin Scott skates world record 1000 m (1:12.54)

1993 – Northern Exposure star Barry Corbin falls off his horse

1999 – The United Nations General Assembly passes resolution 54/134 designating November 25 as the annual International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women.

2003 – SpaceShipOne flight 11P, piloted by Brian Binnie, makes its first supersonic flight.

2005 – Anti-WTO protesters riot in Wan Chai, Hong Kong

2007 – Republic of Lakotah asserts independence from the United States

 

 

 

Births

1239 – Kujo YoritsuguJapanese Shogun (d. 1256)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1267 – Emperor Go-Uda of Japan (d. 1324)

1554 – Ernst of Bayern, prince/bishop of Liege/archbishop of Cologne

1619 – Prince Rupert of the Rhine, soldier/chemist/engraver/mathematician, commander in the English Civil War and first Governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company, (d. 1682)

1632 – Anthony Wood, English antiqurian (d. 1695)

1706 – Gabrielle Chôtelet, [La belle Emilie], French writer (Voltaire)

 

 

 

1734 – William FloydUS soldier/signer (Declaration of Independence)

 

 

 

 

 

1778 – Hunphry Davy, English chemist (discovered some elements)

1797 – Joseph Henry, US, scientist/inventor/pioneer of electromagnetism

1807 – John Greenleaf Whittier, US, poet (Snow-bound)

1819 – Samuel Jones, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1887

1820 – Frederick Tracy Dent, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1892

1821 – Frederick West Lander, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1862

1824 – Manning Ferguson Force, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1899

1824 – John Kerr, System physicist (electro-visually Kerr-effect)

1833 – James Thadeus Holtzclaw, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1893

1835 – Alexander E Agassiz, US, businessman/biologist/geology

1842 – Marius Sophus Lie, Norwegian mathematician (continous groups)

1853 – Émile Roux, French physician (d. 1933)

1873 – Ford Madox Ford, England, novelist/editor (Inheritors)

1881 – Johannes CB “Jan” Sluyters, Dutch painter

1887 – Josef Lada, Czech painter (d. 1957)

1894 – Hans [Henry] Kramers, Dutch theoretical physicist (quantum mechanics)

1900 – Mary Cartwright, English mathematician (d. 1998)

1903 – Erskine P Caldwell, author (Tobacco Road, God’s Little Acre)

1903 – Ray Noble, English bandleader and actor (d. 1978)

1904 – Paul Cadmus, NYC, etcher/painter (Sailors & Floozies)

1905 – Joseph Heifitz, film director

 

 

 

1905 – Simo Häyhä, “The White Death” FinnishWorld’s greatest sniper (d. 2002)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1908 – Willard Frank Libby, inventor (carbon-14 “atomic clock” (Nobel 1960))

1910 – Sy Oliver, American jazz arranger and bandleader (d. 1988)

1922 – Alan Voorhees, American engineer and urban planner (d. 2005)

1923 – Jaroslav Pelikan, American historian (d. 2006)

1926 – Jeremy Brooks, writer

1927 – Richard Long, Chic Ill, actor (Prof-Nanny & the Professor)

1928 – Marilyn Beck, newspaper columnist

1929 – William Safire, political columnist (NY Times)/speech writer (Nixon), (d. 2009)

1930 – Bob Mathias, American decathlete and congressman (d. 2006)

1935 – Cal Ripken Sr, baseball manager (Balt Orioles)

1935 – George Lindsey, American actor (The Andy Griffith Show), (d. 2012)

1937 – Art Neville, New Orleans LA, vocalist (Neville Brothers)

1937 – Kerry Packer, Australian businessman (d. 2005)

1937 – John Kennedy Toole, American novelist (d. 1969)

1937 – Calvin Waller, US Army general (d. 1996)

1939 – Eddie Kendricks, Alabama, rocker (Temptations-My Girl, Boogie Down)

1939 – James Booker, New Orleans, R & B musician (Gonzo)

1939 – Charles V Bush, Washington, African-American pioneer (1st African-American US Air Force Academy Graduate and US Supreme Court Page), (d. 2012)

 

 

 

1942 – Paul ButterfieldChicagoblues musician (Better Days)

 

Driftin’ Blues (Monterey 1967)

The Thrill Is Gone

Slowdown with Levon Helm , David Sanborn & Dr John

Everything’s Gonna Be Alright – Woodstock

 

 

 

 

1944 – Ference Bene, Hungary, record 12 soccer goals (Olympic-gold-1964)

 

 

 

1944 – Jack L[aurence] ChalkerUSsci-fi author (Saga of Well World)

 

 

 

 

 

1945 – Christopher Cazenove, England, actor (Ben-Dynasty)

1945 – Ernie Hudson, Benton Harbor MI, actor (Ghostbusters, Weeds)

1945 – Chris Matthews, American journalist

1946 – Eugene Levy, Hamilton Canada, comedian/writer (SCTV)

1947 – Marilyn Hassett, LA Ca

1947 – Wes Studi, actor (Last of the Mohicans)

1948 – Jim Alexander, rocker

1948 – Jim Bonfanti, rocker (Raspberries-Go All the Way)

1949 – Paul Rodgers, Engl, rocker (Bad Company-Feel Like Makin Love, Firm)

1950 – Carlton Barrett, Jamaicans reggae drummer (Bob Marley & Wailers)

1951 – Tatyana Kazankina, USSR, middle distance runner (Olympics-gold-1976)

1952 – Mickey Jones, Wash DC, rock bassist

1953 – Barry Livingston, LA California, actor (Ernie-My 3 Sons)

1958 – Mike Mills, US pop bassist (REM-One I Love)

1959 – Albert King, actor (BB King & Friends, Blues Alive)

1960 – Moreno Argentin, Italian cyclist

1961 – Sarah Dallin, rocker (Bananarama-Venus)

1964 – Ginger, English singer and guitarist (The Wildhearts)

1966 – Valeri Liukin, Soviet gymnast

1967 – Alan Nolet, Toronto Ontario, gymnast (Olympics-96)

1967 – Pauline Maurice, Welland Ontario, softball outfielder (Olympics-96)

1968 – Jeff[rey] Klepacki, Kearny NJ, rower (Olympics-1992, 96)

1969 – Marc Davis, Oceanside California, 3K steeplechase runner (Goodwill-gold-94)

1969 – Chuck Liddell, American mixed martial artist

1970 – Benedictine, [St Bernard]; becomes heaviest known dog (137 kg)

1972 – Ivan Pedroso, Cuba, long jumper (Olympics-4th-92)

1974 – Giovonni Ribisi, actor (Cory-My 2 Dads, New Leave it To Beaver)

1974 – Duff Goldman, American chef

 

 

 

1975 – Milla JovovichKiev Ukraineactress (Return to Blue LagoonChaplin)

 

 

 

 

 

1975 – Nick Farrell, East York Ontario, boxer (Olympics-96)

1979 – Jaimee Foxworth, Belleville, Illinois, American actress (Judy Winslow-Family Matters) 

1980 – Ryan Hunter-Reay, American race car driver

 

 

Deaths 

535 – Emperor Ankan of Japan (b. 466)

695 – Begga, ancestress of the Carolingians/saint, dies [or 693]

1195 – Baldwin V, Count of Hainaut (b. 1150)

1213 – Jean de Matha, French saint, dies at 53

 

 

 

1273 – Rumi , Persian poet , mystic (b.1207)

 

 

 

 

 

1471 – Isabella of Portugal, duchess of Burgundy, dies

1562 – Adrian Willaert, Flemish singer/bandmaster/composer, dies at about 82

1663 – Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba (b. 1583)

1679 – Don Juan, ruler of Spain, dies

1751 – Kilian I von Dientzenhofer, Czech master builder, dies at 62

 

 

 

1830 – Simón BolívarSouth American revolutionary and president (Colombia), dies at 47 in Santa MartaColombia

 

 

 

 

 

1881 – Lewis H Morgan, US ethnologist (Iroquois-indians), dies at 62

1891 – Msiri, ruler of the Garanganze Kingdom, Congo (Katanga), dies in battle against Belgian funded expedition

1891 – Omer Bodson, Belgian captain, dies in battle against Msiri, ruler of Garanganze Kingdom in the Congo

1899 – Frederick “Freddy” Roberts, son of Brit field marshal, dies in battle

 

 

 

1907 – Kelvin of Largs, [William Thomson], Br physicist (Kelvin), dies at 83

 

 

 

 

 

1917 – Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, English physician (b. 1836)

1917 – Frank Gotch, American professional wrestler (b. 1878)

1933 – Thubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai Lama (b. 1876)

1940 – Alicia Boole Stott, Irish mathematician (b. 1860)

1944 – Pieter A Roodenburgh, student/resistance fighter, dies at 26

1961 – Marion Perkins, sculptor (Man of Sorrow), dies at 53

1964 – Victor Franz Hess, Austrian-born physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1883)

1967 – [Francis] Barry Byrne, Chicago Ill, architect, dies at 83

1973 – Charles G Abbot, US astronomer (Sun Constant), dies at 101

1975 – Noble Sissle, jazz musician, dies at 86

1978 – Don Ellis, American jazz band leader (b. 1934)

1986 – Ron Kass, record co pres (MGM), dies at 52 of cancer

1992 – Dana Andrews, US actor (Laura), dies of pneumonia at 83

1993 – Janet Margolin, US actress (Annie Hall), dies at 50 of ovarian cancer

1997 – Reginald Victor Jones, scientist, dies at 86

1999 – Grover Washington, Jr., American saxophonist (b. 1943)

2005 – Jack Anderson, American journalist (b. 1922)

2008 – Sammy Baugh, American football player (b. 1914)

2009 – Jennifer Jones, American actress (b. 1919)

2010 – Captain Beefheart, American musician (b. 1941)

2011 – Kim Jong-il, supreme leader of North Korea (DPRK) 1994-2011, dies of a suspected heart attack at 70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

——

Nothing Succeeds Like Liberal Secession: Blue America Without Red America Would Be A Basket Case

 

 

 

” The July 4, 2019, ceremony marking the final dissolution of the United States of America was quite amicable compared to the anger and bitterness of the preceding five years. The 2014 election results created a map clearly defining “Red America” and “Blue America,” and it sparked a debate, unlike any in the last 150 years, over whether the United States should remain united. For many in the leftist coastal states – their progressivism constrained by the overwhelming Congressional advantage of the conservative interior states – the answer was, “No.”

  As liberal thought leader Michael Tomasky wrote of the South, “Practically the whole region has rejected nearly everything that’s good about this country and has become just one big nuclear waste site of choleric, and extremely racialized, resentment…. Forget about the whole fetid place. Write it off. Let the GOP have it and run it and turn it into Free-Market Jesus Paradise. The Democrats don’t need it anyway.”

  Soon, it became an article of faith within the liberal elite that it was not only their party that did not need the rest of America. Blue America itself, they argued, did not need Red America, economically, intellectually or morally. It was not long until newly-elected Governor De Blasio of New York demanded a national convention to discuss a parting of the ways. The President, her health poor and her heart firmly with the Blue America, half-heartedly tried to stop the movement, but more and more high profile Democrat politicians joined the chorus. The President yielded and called for a “national conversation on the way forward as separate nations.” Red America, furious at her continuation of Barack Obama’s rule by decree and interference in its affairs, agreed to attend.

  Two years later, President De Blasio, elected leader of the Democratic States of North America, and President Abbott of the Republic of America, stood together on the platform on the border at St. Louis to sign the Dissolution Pact. The countries split the national debt and apportioned federal assets, while agreeing to temporarily share the currency. They divided the military (along with all nuclear capabilities), but signed a mutual defense agreement. There would be free travel between and through the new nations. “We will remain good neighbors,” President De Blasio remarked, “Even if we are no longer brothers, sisters, or differently-gendered siblings.” President Abbott politely maintained a poker face.

  Of course, back home in the Blue America’s capital, New York City, President De Blasio was less charitable. “We are no longer held back by the reactionary, racist policies of the past,” he thundered. “Together, we will build a new dawn of progress that places people before profits and promotes peace instead of perpetual war!” Blue America – New England and the mid-Atlantic seaboard, back through Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, the West Coast and Hawaii, immediately set to drafting a new constitution. It featured 216 new affirmative rights, including “the right to a living wage,” “the right to abortion upon demand at government expense,” and “the right to define one’s own life experience in terms of race and gender.” Embarrassingly, the rights to free speech and the free exercise of religion did not make the leaked initial draft; they were hastily added, but there was no right to keep and bear arms. In fact, the first law the new People’s Assembly passed was to confiscate all privately-owned weapons. The second was to legalize all illegal aliens, and the third to triple welfare payments.

  Red America reaffirmed the United States Constitution. Then the Congress began a review of all existing laws, statutes and regulations, repealing thousands of them. It also limited social spending dramatically, making known the expectation that able-bodied adults would support themselves and their families. The resulting non-military federal government in Red America was about one quarter the size of Blue America’s.

  The world was unsure how to deal with the new reality. The international elite and its lapdog media quickly took to portraying Red America with the same kind of venom as Blue American liberals. President De Blasio was taped at a private confab at the United Nations – which remained in New York – telling the foreigners that Blue America, “feels a greater kinship to our progressive friends in Europe than those redneck, racist, Jesus freaks next door.”

  Red America stopped paying its UN dues and sent John Bolton to be its ambassador. After Israel, Red America became the most investigated and censured of any UN member state.

  Blue America had little use for the military it inherited. Though the Pact had stipulated that both new nations would maintain a certain level of combat readiness, in Blue America the services were first in line to be cut. Forced to meet America’s defense needs alone, Red America slashed non-military spending and instituted two years of mandatory military service for every citizen as the only way to meet the need for manpower.

  Many left Red America, some to avoid the draft and a larger number to collect the enhanced welfare benefits Blue America was giving away. Yet, many more came in from Blue America. By casting off useless regulations and cutting taxes (Blue America’s “Fair Share Act” increased the top income tax rate to 74.5% on earnings over $250,000), Red America unleashed a whirlwind of economic activity. Red America, already prosperous, grew even richer.

  Fracking was outlawed in Blue America; Red America became the world’s number one petroleum exporter. Blue America laws banning nuclear and coal power led to the “Kentucky Line” of coal plants running parallel the state’s northern border with Blue Ohio, selling Blue America the power it refused to generate itself. The ban on GMO crops and many pesticides cratered Blue American food production, a void Red American farmers were happy to fill. All the while, Denver, Dallas, Atlanta and other cities grew their own tech and entertainment industries built on refugees from Silicon Valley and Hollywood looking for an environment where success was not penalized. Red America began to supply itself with what Blue America used to provide.

  Blue America’s deficit exploded even as Red America balanced its budget, per the one new amendment it had added to the Constitution. But Red America’s budget was strained when the nation had to send its military to support Israel after the Jewish state came under massive attack for destroying Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Blue America not only refused to assist, but refused to let Red forces use its bases or ports. The rumors that Red American pilots in B-2 bombers and F-22 fighters flew many of the original anti-nuke missions over Iran alongside the Israeli Air Force were never confirmed.

  With its economy slowing to a standstill, and riots erupting in Chicago and Philadelphia, the liberal ruling elite found itself a convenient scapegoat for Blue America’s woes – its neighbor. “Red plants pollute our skies, Red corporations exploit the land, and Red bankers steal our wealth!” Vice President Warren charged. “We need to fight back against the Red wreckers!”

  The middle class and job creators were abandoning Blue America for opportunities in Red America, and they were taking their money with them. Hundreds of billions of dollars flowed out of Blue America into its neighbor. Frustrated by Red America’s refusal to provide banking information on these “tax cheats” – or to allow Red tax officials to collect unpaid taxes deposited in Red banks – Blue America breached the Dissolution Pact by outlawing the free transit of people and currency into Red America.

  Red America was hardly blind – it saw the trends long before Blue America would admit to itself that it was headed toward disaster. Red America expected the migration and had already ensured that Blue newcomers would not be allowed to vote into effect the same liberal policies they had abandoned by requiring all aspiring citizens to serve their military obligation before being allowed a ballot. Few did, and the “Heinlein Act” succeeded by ensuring that every voting Red American citizen had “skin in the game.”

  When Blue America broke the Pact by securing the internal borders and barring its citizens’ exit, Red America acted – quietly. Within 24 hours, its forces were manning the border too, turning back every truck and train carrying food or fuel into Blue America. At the same time, every power station feeding Blue America went offline. Then Red America waited.

  It took 12 days, seven less than President Abbott’s National Security Council had estimated, before President De Blasio used the hotline to call and cave. There had been a lot of talk in the New York Times and other Blue media about surviving on “alternative power” and “utilizing green growing techniques in urban spaces” to meet the country’s energy and food needs. But it was early November, and it was cold. The grocery store shelves went bare with terrifying speed. The limousine liberals would always be warm, well-fed and safe in their gated communities, but no one else would be. The lie that was the liberal promise was there for all to see.

“ Sure, Mr. President, we can talk about going back to how it was,” President Abbott said gently. “You’ll be honoring our deal from here on, right? Good. Oh, and I’m going to need you to do one more thing for me. No, it’s nothing too big. Just an apology. By you, on live television, with no hedging, about how sorry you and your friends are for those unkind things you said over the years about us redneck, racist, Jesus freaks who feed you, fuel you and keep your sorry asses safe. Oh, I’m serious as a heart attack. Well, I’ll look forward to watching it. Good-bye now, and God bless y’all.”

 

Thanks to Kurt Schlichter and Townhall for this great article

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

755 – An Lushan revolts against Chancellor Yang Guozhong at Fanyang, initiating the An Shi Rebellion during the Tang Dynasty of China.

882 – Marinus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding John VIII

1392 – Nanboku-chō – Emperor Go-Kameyama abdicates in favor of rival claimant Go-Komatsu.

1431 – King Henry VI of England crowned king of France

1538 – King Francois I orders renewed pursuit of Protestants

1575 – The 1575 Valdivia earthquake takes place.

1577 – Danzig surrenders to troops of Polish king Istvan Bathory

1598 – Seven Year War: Battle of Noryang Point – The final battle of the Seven Year War is fought between the Korean and Japanese navies, resulting in a decisive Korean victory.

1617 – Spanish viceroy Hernando Arias de Saavedra founds provinces Rio de la Plata (Argentina)/Guaira (Paraguay)

 

 

 

1631 – Mount VesuviousItaly eruptsdestroys 6 villages & kills 4,000

 

 

 

 

 

1653 – Oliver Cromwell sworn in as English Lord Protector

1689 – English Parliament adopts Bill of Rights after Glorious Revolution

1707 – Last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan.

1761 – Seven Years’ War: After four-month siege, Russian army under Pyotr Rumyantsev takes Prussian fortress of Kolobrzeg (German: Kolberg).

 

 

 

1773 – Big tea party in Boston harbor-indians welcome (Boston Tea Party)

 

 

 

 

 

1811 – Earthquake hits New Madrid, Missouri, causing widespread damage 

1817 – Leaders of Molukkas uprising hanged in Ambon

1826 – Benjamin W. Edwards rides into Mexican controlled Nacogdoches, Texas and declares himself ruler of the Republic of Fredonia.

1835 – Fire consumes over 600 buildings in NYC

1838 – Boers beat Zulu chieftain Dingaan in South Africa

1850 – Ships the Charlotte-Jane and the Randolph bring the first of the Canterbury Pilgrims to Lyttelton, New Zealand

1864 – Battle of Nashville ends after 4400 casualities

1897 – 1st submarine with an internal combustion engine demonstrated

1900 – Boer army under gen Kritzinger take Cape colony

1901 – Boer general Kritzinger captured

1903 – Majestic Theater, NYC, becomes 1st in US to employ women ushers

1905 – “Variety,” covering all phases of show business, 1st published

1907 – Eugene H Farrar is 1st to sing on radio (Bkln Navy Yard NY)

 

 

 

1907 – Great White Fleet sails from Hampton Downs on it’s World Cruise

 

 

 

 

 

 

1908 – 1st credit union in US forms (Manchester NH)

1909 – US pressure forces Nicaraguan Pres Jose Santos Zelaya from office

1913 – Charlie Chaplin began his film career at Keystone for $150 a week

1914 – French offensive in Artois (Pétain)

1914 – World War I: German battleships under Franz Von Hipper bombard the English ports of Hartlepool and Scarborough.

1915 – Albert Einstein publishes his “General Theory of Relativity”

1918 – Jack Dempsey KOs Carl Morris in 14 seconds

1920 – 8.5 earthquake rocks the Gansu province in China, killing an estimated 200,000

1925 – Alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity is founded at Lafayette College.

1930 – Golfer Bobby Jones wins James E Sullivan Award

 

 

 

1937 – Theodore Cole and Ralph Roe attempt to escape from the American federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bayneither is ever seen again.

 

 

 

 

 

1940 – British air raid on Mannheim

1940 – Joe Louis KOs Al McCoy in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in Chicago

1941 – Sarawak occupied by Japanese

1942 – Hitler orders combat against partisans in Russia & Balkan

1943 – “Tamiami Champion” trains collide, kills 73 & injures 200

 

 

 

1944 – Battle of Bulge begins in Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

1944 – German V-2 strikes Antwerp bioscope (638 kill)

1944 – US 2nd Inf division occupies “Heartbreak Crossroads” Wahlerscheid

1949 – Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget, later knows as SAAB, is founded in Sweden.

1950 – Harry Truman proclaims state of emergency against “Communist imperialism”

1953 – 1st White House Press Conference (Pres Eisenhower & 161 reporters)

 

 

 

1953 – Charles E Yeager fly > 2,575 kph in Bell X-1A

 

 

 

 

 

1958 – Bogota warehouse fire kills 82

 

 

 

1962 – David Lean’s “Lawrence of Arabia” premieres

 

 

 

 

 

1965 – Gemini 6 returns to Earth

1965 – Pioneer 6 launched into solar orbit

1966 – Jimi Hendrix Experience releases its 1st single, “Hey Joe,” in the UK

1967 – Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila 76ers scores 68 points vs Chicago

1969 – Brit House of Commons votes 343-185 abolishing the death penalty

1970 – 1st successful landing on Venus (USSR)

1971 – Don McLean’s 8+ minute version of “American Pie” released

1972 – Miami Dolphins become 1st undefeated NFL team (14-0-0)

1973 – O J Simpson becomes 1st NFLer to rush 2,000 yard in a season

1973 – US kidnap victem Paul Getty III freed

1975 – Bill Veeck buys 80% of White Sox from John Allyn

1976 – Andrew Young named Ambassador & Chief US Delegate to UN

1976 – Government halts swine flu vaccination prog following reports of paralysis

1976 – Liberian tanker stranded at Nantucket, 180,000 barrels oil in sea

1978 – Ronald Reagan denounces Pres Jimmy Carter’s recognition of China PR

1978 – Cleveland, Ohio becomes the first post-Depression era city to default on its loans, owing $14,000,000 to local banks.

1979 – QB Roger Staubach’s last regular season game with the Dallas Cowboys

1980 – Alexander Haig named Reagan’s Secretary of State

1983 – Spokesperson for The Who announces the group is disbanding

1983 – Yogi Berra named Yankee manager for 2nd time

1983 – Riverside, Cal judge denies cerebral palsy victim Elizabeth Bouviato request to starve herself to death in a county hospital

1988 – Political cult leader Lyndon LaRouche convicted of tax, mail fraud

1990 – Jean-Bertrand Aristide elected pres of Haiti

1991 – Fla Marlins sign their 1st player, 16 year old pitcher Clemente Nunez

1991 – UN reverses ruling that Zionism is racism by 111-25 (13 abstain) vote

1991 – Independence of The Republic of Kazakhstan.

1994 – Davy Jones (Monkees), charged with DWI

1998 – Iraq disarmament crisis: Operation Desert Fox – The United States and United Kingdom bomb targets in Iraq.

 

 

 

Births

1485 – Catherine of Aragon, Madrid, Spanish princess/1st wife of Henry VIII, (d. 1536)

1584 – John Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (d. 1654)

1614 – Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1674)

1622 – Kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship builder

1652 – Giovanni Maria Casini, composer

1714 – George Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader (d. 1770)

 

 

 

1742 – Gebhard Fürst Blücher von WahlstattGerman Field Marshal (d. 1819)

 

 

 

 

 

1770 – Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn, Germany, composer (5th Symphony, Ode to Joy), (d. 1827)

1775 – Jane Austen, Winchester, Hampshire, novelist (Pride and Prejudice), (d. 1817)

1776 – Johann Wilhelm Ritter, German physicist (d. 1810)

1804 – Viktor Bunyakovsky, Russian mathematician (d. 1889)

1812 – William Grose, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1900

1819 – Robert Selden Garnett, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1861

1825 – Henry Heth, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1899

1827 – John A C Oudemans, Dutch geographer/astronomer

1828 – John Beatty, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1914

1830 – John Frederick Hartranft, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1889

1834 – Leon Walras, French economist (border use theory)

1857 – Edward Emerson Barnard, Tenn, astronomer (Jupiter’s 5th satellite)

 

 

 

1863 – George SantayanaSpainphilosopher/poet/humanist (Last Puritan)

 

 

 

 

 

1863 – Ralph Adams Cram, US, gothic architect (Cathedral of St Joan NYC)

1865 – Victor Rousseau, Belgian sculptor

1869 – Albert F Pollard, British historian (Dict of natural biography)

1869 – Hristo Tatarchev, Bulgarian revolutionary (d. 1952)

1872 – Anton Ivanovich Denikin, Russian general (d. 1947)

1882 – Walther Meissner, German physicist (Meissner effect)

1899 – Noel Coward, England, playwright (In Which We Serve-1942 Acad Award)

1900 – Victor S Pritchett, literary critic/author (Myth Makers)

1901 – Margaret Mead, Phila, anthropologist (Coming of Age in Samoa)

1904 – Edward Morris Bernstein, economist

1905 – Piet Hein, poet/inventor

1915 – Turk Murphy, American trombonist (d. 1987)

 

 

 

1917 – Arthur C Clarkesci-fi author (20012010Childhood’s End)

 

 

 

 

 

1922 – Pierre Chany, writer/cycling journalist

1927 – G Randall P D Garrett, US, sci-fi writer (Takeoff (too)!)

1927 – Peter [Malcolm] Dickinson, Zambia, sci-fi author (Heartsease)

 

 

 

1928 – Philip K[indred] DickUSsci-fi author (Hugo-1963Blade Runner)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1939 – Liv Ullman, Tokyo Japan, actress (Cries & Whispers, 40 Carats)

1943 – Anthony Hicks, rock guitarist (Hollies)

1943 – Steven Bochco, prod (Hill St Blues, LA Law, St Elsewhere, NYPD Blue)

1943 – Tony Hicks, rocker (Hollies-The Air That I Breathe)

1945 – Bobby George, English professional darts player

1945 – Yukio Hattori, Japanese Iron Chef commentator

1946 – Benny Andersson, Stockholm Sweden, singer (ABBA-Money! Money! Money!)

1947 – Vincent Matthews, US, 400m dash (Olympic-gold-1972)

1949 – Billy Gibbons, Houston Texas, jazz/rock guitarist (Moving Sidewalks, ZZ Top)

1950 – Claudia Cohen, American gossip columnist and socialite (d. 2007)

 

 

 

1951 – Robben FordAmerican blues , jazz guitarist

 

Worried Life Blues

Live Rockpalast 2007

Reconsider Baby with Larry Carlton

Cold, Cold with Larry Carlton

 

 

 

 

1952 – Elayne Boosler, comedienne (Night Court)

1954 – Joslyn Y Hoyte-Smith, Barbados, 4X400m hurdler (Olympic-bronze-1980)

1959 – Alison La Placa, NJ, actress (Duet, Catherine-John Larroquette Show)

1962 – Maruschka Detmers, Schoonebeek Holland, actress (Devil in the Flesh)

1962 – William “The Refrigerator” Perry, NFL defensive back (Chicago Bears)

1963 – Benjamin Bratt, California, actor (Det Reynaldo Curtis-Law & Order)

1964 – Heike Drechsler, Gera German DR, sprinter (1988 world record)

1965 – Romallis Ellis, Wash DC, lightweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1988)

1967 – Donovan Bailey, Manchester Jamaica, Canada 100m runner (Oly-2 gold-96)

1967 – Miranda Otto, Australian actress

1971 – Catherine “Cathy” Symon, Wash DC, rower (Olympics-96)

1971 – Kristen Kane, Jacksonville Fl, diver (Olympics-96)

1971 – Michael S McCary, [Boss], Phila Pa, rapper (Boyz II Men)

1973 – Kristie Boogert, Rotterdam Neth, tennis star (1996 Paris)

1981 – Took Leng How, Malaysian criminal (d. 2006)

1981 – Flo Rida, American rapper

 

 

Deaths

705 – Empress Wu of Zhou (b. 625)

714 – Pepin/Pippin II, of Herstal/Héristal, Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia and Duke and Prince of the Franks, dies

867 – Eberhard of Friuli

875 – Ado of Vienne, French archbishop of Vienne, dies at about 75

882 – John VIII, Italian Pope (872-82), dies

999 – Saint Adelaide, Holy Roman Empress, wife of Emperor Otto I and regent to Otto II, dies at about 68

1325 – Charles of Valois, son of Philip III of France (b. 1270)

1379 – John Fitzalan, Marshal of England

1470 – John II, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1425)

 

 

 

1598 – Yi Sun-sinKorean Naval Commandershot at the naval Battle of Noryang. (b. 1545)

 

 

 

 

 

A naval battle. Close combat was very rare dur...

A naval battle. Close combat was very rare during Admiral Yi’s operations. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

1687 – William Petty, English scientist and philosopher (b. 1623)

1751 – Leopold II of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian general (b. 1700)

1765 – Peter Frederick Haldimand, Swiss military officer and surveyor

1783 – Sir William James, British naval commander (b. 1720)

1809 – Antoine François, comte de Fourcroy, French chemist (b. 1755)

1852 – Andries H Potgieter, South African/Transvaal explorer, dies at 59

1858 – Richard Bright, British Dr (Bright’s disease/nephritis), dies at 69

1859 – Wilhelm Grimm, writer, dies at 73

1920 – Ma, the Benovelent, Chinese muslim rebel (holy war), dies

1922 – Gabriel Narutowicz, 1st pres of Poland (Dec 7-16, 1922), assassinated

1935 – Thelma Todd, actress (Horse Feathers, Bohemian Girl), dies of 30

1940 – M Eugene F T Dubois, geologist/paleontologist (Wadjakmens), dies

1944 – Glenn Miller, US jazz composer/orchestra leader (Danny boy), dies at 40

1965 – William Somerset Maugham, English author (Razor’s Edge), dies at 91

1976 – George, a goose that lived to 49 years 8 months, dies

1980 – Harland Sanders, founder Kentucky Fried Chicken, dies at 90

1980 – Hellmuth Walter, German engineer and inventor (b. 1900)

1982 – Anthony C B Chapman, England, formula 1 racer, dies at 54

1982 – Colin Chapman, English engineer and automobile manufacturer, founder of Lotus Cars (b. 1928)

1985 – Paul Castellano, Organized-crime chief, shot dead at a NYC restaurant

1985 – Thomas Bilotti, American mafioso (b. 1940)

1989 – Lee Van Cleef, US actor (Good, Bad & Ugly), dies at 64

1989 – Silvana Mangano, Italian actress (Death in Venice), dies at 59

1989 – Oscar Alfredo Gálvez, Argentine racing driver (b. 1913)

1990 – Douglas Campbell, American pilot (b. 1896)

1993 – Moses Gunn, actor (Roots), dies of asthma at 64

1995 – Johnny Moss, American poker player (b. 1907)

1996 – Jean-Pierre Levy, resistance leader, dies at 85

 

 

 

1997 – Nicolette Larsonsinger (Lotta Love), dies from brain seizure at 45

 

Rhumba Girl

Lotta Love

Back In My Arms Again

Just in the Nick of Time

 

 

 

 

1998 – William Gaddis, American writer (b. 1922)

2007 – Dan Fogelberg, American singer/songwriter (b. 1951)

2009 – Roy E. Disney, American businessman (b. 1930)

 

 

 

2010 – Melvin E. BiddleAmerican soldier and Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1923)

 

Army Medal of Honor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auburn Shooting Suspect Arrested

 

 

 

 

” WSFA is report that the Auburn Police Department has made an arrest in connection to the shooting death of a freshman Auburn football player.

  Auburn Police say that Markale Hart, 22 of Camp Hill, AL, has been arrested and charged in connection to the shooting death of Jakell Lenard Mitchell, 18 of Opelika.

  Mitchell was rushed to East Alabama Medical Center with apparent multiple gunshot wounds and died shortly after arrival at the emergency room from his injuries. Mitchell’s body has been taken to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences medical examiner’s office in Montgomery for a postmortem examination.

  According to the Lee County Coroner’s office, Auburn Police and EAMC EMS received the 911 call early Sunday morning at about 12:28 a.m. to a possible gunshot victim. The incident occurred at a residence in the 200 block of West Longleaf Drive in Auburn. This is the same apartment complex where Desmonte Leonard shot and killed three men in 2012, among them, two former AU football players.”

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

533 – Byzantine general Belisarius defeats the Vandalscommanded by King Gelimerat the Battle of Ticameron.

 

 

 

 

 

687 – St Sergius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Conon

1124 – Chancellor Haimeric selects pope (Lamberto becomes Honorius II)

1167 – Sicilian chancellor Stephen du Perche moves the royal court to Messina to prevent a rebellion.

 

 

 

1256 – Hulagu Khan captures and destroys the Hashshashin stronghold at Alamut in present-day Iran as part of the Mongol offensive on Islamic southwest Asia.

 

 

 

 

 

1467 – Stephen III of Moldavia defeats Matthias Corvinus of Hungary, with the latter being injured thrice, at the Battle of Baia.

1488 – Bartholomeus Diaz returns to Portugal after sailing round Cape of Good Hope

1569 – Westmoreland flees to Scotland

1582 – Leidse university names Rembert Dodoens prof of botany/medicine

1593 – State of Holland grants patent on windmill with crankshaft

1612 – Simon Marius, is 1st to observe Andromeda galaxy through a telescope

1667 – Brandenburg declares himself neutral in Devolutie War

1680 – Tax revolt on Terschelling due to tax on cereal

1745 – Battle at Kesseldorf: Prussia beats Saksen & Austria

1791 – 1st US law school established at University of Pennsylvania

1791 – Bill of Rights ratified when Virginia gave its approval

1820 – 1st General pharmacopoeia in US published, Boston

1836 – Patent Office burns in Wash, DC

1854 – 1st street-cleaning machine in US 1st used in Philadelphia

1859 – GR Kirchoff describes chemical composition of Sun

1863 – Skirmish at Bean’s Station, Tennessee (Knoxville Campaign)

 

 

 

1864 – Battle of NashvilleTN

 

 

 

 

 

1864 – Raid on Stoneman: Abingdon & Glade Springs, VA

1868 – Shogunate rebels found Ezo Republic in Hokkaidō.

1874 – 1st reigning king to visit US (of Hawaii) received by Pres Grant

1877 – Thomas Edison patents phonograph

1891 – James Naismith invents basketball (Canada)

1899 – Battle at Colenso, South Africa (Boers-British army)

1914 – Battle of Lodz ends; Russians retreat toward Moscow

1914 – British fleet forfeits chance to destroy German fleet in North Sea

1914 – Serbian troops retake Belgrade in Austria-Hungary

1916 – French defeat Germans in WW I Battle of Verdun

1927 – Ed Hickman kidnaps child he later beheads

1929 – Walter Mittelholzer flies as 1st about the Kilimanjaro

1935 – Max Euwe becomes world champ chess beating Alexander Aljechin

1939 – 1st commercial manufacture of nylon yarn, Seaford, Delaware

1941 – German submarine U-127 sinks

 

 

 

1941 – USS Swordfish becomes 1st US sub to sink a Japanese ship

 

 

 

 

 

1941 – The American Federation of Labor adopts a no-strike policy in war industries.

1942 – Massachusetts issues 1st US vehicular license plate tabs

1944 – Bandleader, Major Glenn Miller, lost over English Channel

1944 – Hizbu’allah (Arm forces for Allah) forms

1944 – US Congress gives General Eisenhower his 5th star

1948 – Former state dept official Alger Hiss indicted in NYC for perjury

1952 – Christine Jorgenson is 1st person to undergo a sex-change operation

1954 – Fordham University scraps football team for financial reasons

1956 – Emergency crisis in North Ireland proclaimed after IRA strikes

1961 – Adolf Eichmann convicted of crimes against humanity in Israel

1962 – Vaughn Meader’s “1st Family,” album goes #1 & stays #1 for 12 wks

1964 – 1st time 4 people in space

1964 – Canada adopts maple leaf flag

1965 – 3rd cyclone of year kills 15,000 at the mouths of the Ganges River in Bangladesh

1965 – Gemini 6 launched; makes 1st rendezvous in space (with Gemini 7)

1967 – The Silver Bridge collapses, killing 46 people.

1970 – Soviet Venera 7 is 1st spacecraft to land on another planet (Venus)

1973 – Golf Resort (Disney Inn) opens

1973 – Pirates of Caribbean ride opens at Disneyland

1976 – Argo Merchant tanker off Massachusetts’ SE coast, spills 7.6 m gallons of crude when ship ran aground

1976 – Samoa becomes a member of the UN.

1979 – Deposed Shah of Iran leaves US for Panama

1980 – NY Yankee Dave Winfield becomes highest-paid player, 10 years $15M

1981 – NASA launches Intelsat V satellite, no. 503

1982 – Bill Parcells becomes 12th head coach of NY Giants

1983 – Last 80 US combat soldiers in Grenada withdrew

1984 – USSR launches Vega 1 for rendezvous with Halley’s Comet

1986 – 150 killed during race riot in Karachi

1986 – CIA director William Casey suffers a cerebral seizure

1992 – Arthur Ashe is named Sports Illustrated Sportman of Year

1993 – John Williams final appearance as conductor of Boston Pops

1994 – Liberia militia kills 48 inhabitants of Monrovia

1995 – Playboy goes back on sale after 36 year ban in Ireland

1997 – SF 49ers retire Joe Montana’s #16

 

 

 

2001 – The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after 11 years and $27,000,000 to fortify itwithout fixing its famous lean.

 

 

 

 

 

2005 – Introduction of the F-22 Raptor into USAF active service.

2005 – The 2005 Atlantic Power Outage began.

2006 – First flight of the F-35 Lightning II.

2009 – Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner makes its maiden flight from Seattle, Washington.

 

 

 

Births

37 – Nero Claudius Augustus Germanicus, 5th emperor of Rome (54-68)

1534 – Lucas Osiander, composer

1567 – Christoph Demantius, composer

1657 – Michel-Richard Delalande, composer

1667 – Ludwig Ernst, composer

1720 – J F Beck, writer

1793 – Henry Charles Carey, Phila, economist (Principles of Poli Economy)

1802 – Janos Bolyai, Romania, mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry)

 

 

 

1832 – Gustave Eiffel [Alexandre], French engineer (Eiffel tower), (d. 1923)

 

 

 

 

 

1848 – Edwin Howland Blashfield, decorated the dome of Library of Congress

1852 – Henri Becquerel [Antoine ], discovered radioactivity (Nobel 1903), (d. 1908)

1859 – Ludwik L Zamenhof, Russian Poland, physician/linguist (Esperanto)

1860 – Niels Ryberg Finsen, Denmark, physician/phototherapist (Nobel 1903)

1861 – Charles Edgar Duryea, inventor (1st auto built & operated in US)

1863 – Arthur D Little, US, chemist (patented rayon)

1863 – Paul [Prudent] Painlevé, French mathematician/minister/premier [NS]

1870 – Josef Hoffmann, Austrian architect

1892 – J Paul Getty, Minneapolis Mn, oil magnate (Getty Oil), (d. 1976)

1896 – Carl Ferdinand Cori, US bio-chemist

1904 – Kermit Bloomgarden, producer (Diary of Anne Frank, Music Man)

1904 – William Hitzig, Austria, Maxwell physician

1907 – Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian architect (Brasilia), (d. 2012)

1910 – John H. Hammond, NYC, American rock/jazz musician (I Can Tell, So Many Roads)

1911 – Nicholas P. Dallis, American psychiatrist and comic strip writer (d. 1991)

1912 – Ray Eames, American designer (d. 1988)

1915 – Jose Toribio Merino Castro, admiral

1916 – Maurice Wilkins, England, physicist, worked with DNA (Nobel 1962)

1922 – Alan Freed, Penn, DJ, accepted payola/introduced term “rock-n-roll”

1923 – Freeman Dyson, English-born American physicist

 

 

 

1923 – Uziel GalIsraeli firearm designer (d. 2002)

 

 

 

 

 

1928 – Jimmy Nelson, Chic Ill, ventriloguist (Nestles, Farfel)

1932 – Edna O’Brien, Ireland, writer (Fanatic of Heart, Casualties of Peace)

1933 – Tim Conway, Willoughby Oh, comic (McHale’s Navy, Carol Burnett Show)

1937 – John [Thomas] Sladek, US, sci-fi author (Tik-Tok, Bugs)

1939 – Cindy Birdsong, Camden NJ, rock vocalist (Labelle-Rainbow, Supremes)

1940 – Nick Buoniconti, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)/sportscaster (NBC)

1942 – Dave Clark, London England, rock drummer (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)

1943 – Mihaly Hesz, Hungary, 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1968)

1945 – Thaao Penghlis, actor (Mission Impossible, Tony-Days of Our Life)

1946 – Carmine Appice, NYC, musician (Have You Heard, Keep on Rolling)

1946 – Harry Ray, Hackensack NJ, rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown)

1947 – Rodney Bingenheimer, Pioneering American radio personality

1948 – Cassandra Harris, Australian actress (d. 1991)

1949 – Don Johnson, Flatt Creek Mo, actor (Miami Vice, Harrad Experiment)

1949 – Ton [Teunis] Sijbrands, Dutch world checkers champion

1952 – Julie Taymor, American director

1953 – J. M. DeMatteis, American comic book writer

1955 – Melanie Chartoff, West Haven Ct, actress (Fridays, Parker Lewis)

1957 – Mike McAlary, American journalist (d. 1998)

1958 – Eddy Annys, Belgian high jumper

1960 – Doug Phelps, Leachville Ar, singer (Ky Headhunters-Davy Crockett)

1961 – Annie Pujol, Perpignan, French TV hostess (Roue de la Fortune)

1961 – Reginald Hudlin, director (House Party)

1961 – Karin Resetarits, Austrian journalist

1963 – Asif Karim, cricketer (slow left-arm bowler for Kenya 1996 World Cup)

 

 

 

1963 – Helen SlaterNYCactress (SupergirlBillie JeanRuthless People)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1963 – Andrew Luster, Max Factor heir

1966 – Manos Papayiannis, Greek fashion model and actor

1967 – Christine Larsen, New Westminster BC, synchro swimmer (Oly-silver-96)

1967 – Mo Vaughn, Norwalk Conn, infielder (Boston Red Sox, MVP-1995)

1968 – Osama Ali Maher, Swedish politician

1969 – Sean Briscombe, Minneapolis Minn, diver (Olympics-96)

1969 – Chantal Petitclerc, Canadian wheelchair athlete

1970 – Frankie Dettori, Italian jockey

1973 – Geoff Stewart, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

1973 – James Stewart, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

1973 – Mirko Ludemann, Weiwasser GER, NHL defenseman (Team Germany, Colorado)

1973 – Tammy Melinda Pearman, Bkln Ny, soccer forward/defender (Olympics-96)

1977 – Catherine Fox, 400m freestyle relay (Olympics-gold-96)

1977 – Larissa Fontaine, Chicago Ill, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96)

1978 – Henrietta Nagyova, Nove Zamky Slovakia, tennis star (ITF/Cali-COL)

1978 – Mark Jansen, Dutch guitarist (Epica)

1980 – Sergio Pizzorno, English guitarist (Kasabian)

1982 – Borja García, Spanish racing driver

1983 – Ronnie Radke, American singer (Escape the Fate)

1986 – Snejana Onopka, Ukrainian supermodel

 

 

 

Deaths

1025 – Basilius II, the Bulgarendoder, Byzantine emperor (976-1025), dies

1072 – Alp Arslan, Turkish sultan in Persia (b. 1029)

1230 – Ottokar I, king of Bohemia (1197-1230), dies

1263 – King Haakon IV of Norway (b. 1204)

1515 – Alfonso de Albuquerque, viceroy of Portuguese Indies, dies

1576 – Joachim Hopperus, [Hoppers], Frisian lawyer/politician, dies at 53

1598 – Philip van Marnix, Flemish ruler of St Aldegonde/poet, dies at 58

1675 – Jan Vermeer, Dutch painter (Love Letter), dies at 43

1699 – Henrik A van Reede tot Drakenstein, Dutch botanist, dies at about 63

1753 – Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, English architect (b. 1694)

1826 – William Browser, revolting slave, executed in NYC

1855 – Jacques Charles François Sturm, French mathematician (b. 1803)

1889 – Ferdinand II A F A, King of Portugal, dies at 73

 

 

 

1890 – Sitting BullHunkpapa-Sioux chief (Little Big Horn), killed by US

 

 

 

 

 

1934 – Maggis Lena Walker, 1st US (black) woman to head a bank, dies at 69

1943 – Thomas W “Fats” Waller, jazz pianist (Hot Chocolate), dies at 39 in KC Missouri

1944 – Glenn Miller, US band leader/jazz composer, dies at 40

1946 – Conrad Haebler, historian (Hundert Kalenderinkunabeln), dies at 89

1951 – Eric Drummond, 1st sec-gen League of Nations (1919-33), dies at 75

1958 – Wolfgang Ernst Pauli, Austrian-born American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1900)

1962 – Charles Laughton, English actor (Hunchback of Notre Dame), dies at 63

 

 

 

1966 – Walt Disneyanimatordies at 65put in suspended animation

 

 

 

 

 

 

1968 – Jess Willard, Heavyweight boxing champ (1915-19), dies at 86

1971 – Paul Pierre Lévy, French mathematician (b. 1886)

1978 – Chill Wills, actor (Frontier Circus, Rounders), dies at 75

1990 – Betty Warren actress (Passport to Pimlico), dies

1990 – Jean Paige, actress (Capt Blood, Black Beauty), dies

1991 – Horatio Luro, US horse trainer (Northern Dancer), dies at 90

1991 – Ray Smith, British actor (And Then You Die), dies at 55

1994 – Henry Phelps Brown, historian/economist, dies at 88

1994 – Mollie Doreen Phillips, Brit figure skater (Eur-bronze-33), dies at 87

1995 – James Geoffrey Cutcliffe Hepburn, tap-dancer/socialist, dies at 88

1996 – Laurens jan van der Post, explorer/conservationist, dies at 90

1997 – Lillian Disney, widow of Walt Disney, dies at 98

 

 

2001 – Rufus ThomasAmerican musician (b. 1917)

Walking the Dog

Do the Funky Chicken

Breakdown

I´LL BE A GOOD BOY

 

 

 

 

2005 – Heinrich Gross, Austrian physician (b. 1914)

2005 – William Proxmire, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin (b. 1915)

2006 – Clay Regazzoni, Swiss Formula One driver (b. 1939)

2009 – Oral Roberts, American television evangelist and author (b. 1918)

2010 – Blake Edwards, American film director (b. 1922)

2010 – Bob Feller, American baseball player (b. 1918)

2010 – Eugene Victor Wolfenstein, American political scientist (b. 1940)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Auburn Football Player Jakell Mitchell Shot, Killed

 

 

 

 

 

” Auburn freshman football player Jakell Mitchell was shot and killed at an apartment complex near the Auburn University campus early Sunday morning.

  Auburn Police responded to a call of shots fired at the Tiger Lodge apartment complex at 12:28 a.m. Sunday, where Mitchell, 18, was found with multiple gunshot wounds. He was rushed to East Alabama Medical Center and died after his arrival, according to the Lee County Coroner’s Office.

  Auburn Police Capt. Will Matthews told the Associated Press the investigation is ongoing and no suspects are in custody.

  Sunday’s shooting occurred at the same apartment complex Desmonte Leonard shot and killed three man, including former Auburn players Ed Christian and Ladarious Phillips, in the summer of 2012. Leonard was convicted of capital murder, attempted murder and assault in October and will be sentenced in January.”

 

Montgomery Advertiser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video: Arvada High School Basketball Coach Throws Girl By Her Hair

 

 

 

” It’s a stunning video that is sure to spark debate.

  A fight breaks out at a girls varsity basketball game between Arvada and Alameda High Schools.

  As adults run onto the court to break it up, the Arvada High School coach grabs one of his players by her hair and throws her several feet to the ground.

  The video shows one shocked fan in the stands pointing at what the coach had just done and raising his hands in disbelief.

  The girl was kicked off the team and suspended from school. The coach, who also teaches at Arvada High School, was not punished.

  When the fight erupted, Areeon Frilot, a sophomore player, was sitting on the Arvada High bench.

” My intentions were to go and break up the fight and grab my girl off of their girl,” the teen said.

” I got to about the three point line and that’s when I felt someone grab my hair from the back and throw me,” Areeon said. “My first reaction was that I just got thrown by another girl from the team.”

  As the video shows, it was no girl. It was her head coach, Roger Griffin, who grabbed her by the hair and tossed the girl down.

” I was just shocked, like I can’t believe that the one person I trusted out of everybody in school was the one to do that to me,” the teen said. “

 

     Coach Griffin should be the one suspended arrested and charged with assault . This is a shameful display of a lack of self-control on the part of an adult expected to inspire our children . This man has serious anger management issues .

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

644 – Osman ibn Affan appointed 3rd kalief of islam

867 – Adrian II begins his reign as Catholic Pope

872 – John VIII elected as Catholic Pope

1124 – Theobald Buccapecus elected Pope Coelestinus II (he refuses)

1287 – Zuider Zee seawall collapses with loss of 50,000 lives

1542 – Princess Mary Stuart succeeds her father James V and becomes Queen Mary I of Scotland at 6 days old

1600 – Olivier van Noort sinks Sp galleon San Diego at Bay of Manila, 350 die

1656 – Artificial pearls 1st manufactured by M Jacquin in Paris made of gypsum pellets covered with fish scales

 

 

 

1702 – The Forty-seven Roninunder the command of Ōishi Kuranosukeavenge the death of their master.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1774 – Portsmouth, New Hampshire militiamen successfully attacked arsenal of Ft William & Mary(see UE 12/13 Events)

 

 

 

 

 

1782 – Charleston, SC evacuated by British

1793 – 1st state road authorized, Frankfort, Ky to Cincinnati

1798 – David Wilkinson of Rhode Island patents a nut & bolt machine

1819 – Alabama admitted to Union as 22nd state

1825 – Decembrist uprising in Russia against Tsar Nicholas I begins

1836 – The Toledo War unofficially ends.

1863 – Battle of Bean’s Station-Confederacy repulses Union in Tenn

1882 – Henry Morton Stanley returns to Brussels from the Congo

1896 – The Glasgow Underground Railway is opened by the Glasgow District Subway Company.

1900 – Quantum Mechanics: Max Planck presents a theoretical derivation of his black-body radiation law.

1901 – 1st table tennis tournament is held (London Royal Aquarium)

1907 – The schooner Thomas W. Lawson runs aground and founders near the Hellweather’s Reef within the Scilly Isles in a gale. The pilot and 15 seamen die.

 

 

 

1911 – South Pole 1st reachedby Norwegian Roald Amundsen

 

 

 

 

 

1915 – Jack Johnson is 1st black world heavyweight boxing champion

1920 – Jack Dempsey KOs Bill Brennan in 12 for heavyweight boxing title in NYC

1924 – Chiang Kai-shek occupies Hankou

1927 – Iraq gains independence from Britain, but British troops remain

1933 – Josephine Baker performs in Amsterdam

1934 – 1st streamlined steam locomotive introduced (Albany NY)

1937 – Japanese troops conquer/plunder Nanjing

1941 – Premier Winston Churchill travels to US on board HMS Duke of York

1941 – U-557 torpedoes British cruiser Galatea

1944 – Congress establishes rank of General of Army (5-star General)

1944 – German occupiers forbid use of electricity in parts of Holland

1946 – UN General Assembly votes to establish UN HQs in NYC

 

 

 

1947 – The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCARis planned in Daytona BeachFloridaIncorporated on February 21, 1948.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1950 – UN Gen Assembly establishes High Comm for Refugees (Nobel 1954)

1952 – Uprising of captives in Pongam South Korea, 82 die

1953 – Brooklyn Dodgers sign pitcher Sandy Koufax

1955 – Tappan Zee Bridge in NY opens to traffic

1959 – J B Jordan in F-104C sets world altitude record, 31,513m

 

 

 

1961 – Jimmy Dean’s “Big Bad John” is 1st country song to get a gold record

 

 

 

 

 

1962 – Mariner 2 makes 1st US fly-by of another planet (Venus)

1963 – Verne Gagne beats The Crusher in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ

1969 – Jackson Five made their 1st appearance on “Ed Sullivan Show”

1971 – Golden Gate Bridge lights out all night due to power failure

1972 – Eugene Cernan & Harrison Schmitt leave the Moon

1975 – 6 So Moluccan terrorists surrender, holding 23 hostages for 12 days

1977 – “Saturday Night Fever,”starring John Travolta, premieres in NYC

1977 – Egypt & Israel reps gather in Cairo for 1st formal peace conference

1977 – War criminal Pieter Menten sentenced in Amsterdam to 15 years

1980 – At 2 PM EST there is 10 minutes of silence in memory of John Lennon

1980 – Minnesota Vikings pass for 456 yards against Cleveland Browns, winning 28-24

1981 – Israel annexes Golan Heights (seized from Syria in war of 1967)

1984 – Sportscaster Howard Cosell retires from Monday Night Football

 

 

 

1986 – Voyagerpiloted by Dick Rutan & Jeana Yeagertook off from Edwards AFBCalifornia on 1st non-stopnon-refueled flight around world

 

 

 

 

 

1988 – NBA’s Miami Heat wins 1st game ever, 89-88 (Clippers), after 17 loses

1988 – Spanish General strike to protest austerity measures

1990 – Right to Die case permits Nancy Cruzan to have her feeding tube removed, she dies 12 days later

1992 – Lennox Lewis given WBC title, when Riddick Bowe refused to fight him

1993 – Moslem fundamentalists murder 12 Kroates/Bosnians in Algeria

1995 – AIDS patient Jeff Getty recieves baboon bone marrow transplant

1995 – Yugoslav Wars: The Dayton Agreement is signed in Paris by leaders of various governments.

1997 – Phoenix Coyote Mike Gartner is 5th NHLer to score 700 goals

2003 – President of Pakistan Pervez Musharaf narrowly escapes an assassination attempt.

2003 – President George W. Bush announces the capture of Saddam Hussein.

2004 – The Millau viaduct, the highest bridge in the world, near Millau, France is officially opened.

2008 – President George W. Bush made his fourth and final (planned) trip to Iraq as president and almost got struck by two shoes thrown at him by Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi during a farewell conference in Baghdad.

 

 

 

Births

1009 – Emperor Go-Suzaku of Japan (d. 1045)

1363 – John Van [Jean C] Gerson, French theologist

 

 

 

1503 – Nostradamus, [Michel de Nostre-Dam], Saint-Rémy-de-Provence,Franceastrologist/prophet (Les Propheties), (d. 1566)

 

 

 

 

 

1546 – Tycho BraheKnudstrup Denmarkastronomer (Golden nose), (d. 1601)

 

 

 

 

 

1553 – Henri IV the Bourbon, King of Navarra (Henri III)/France

1631 – Anne Conway, Viscountess Conway, English philosopher (d. 1679)

1640 – (baptism date) – Aphra Behn, English playwright and novelist (d. 1689)

1678 – Daniel Neal, English historian (d. 1743)

1775 – Philander Chase, American founder of Kenyon College (d. 1852)

1775 – Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, British admiral (d. 1860)

1777 – Juan N Gallego, Spanish poet/interpreter (El dos the mayo)

1791 – Charles Wolfe, Irish poet (d. 1823)

1794 – Erastus Corning, American businessman and politician (d. 1872)

1830 – Allen Thomas, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1907

1832 – Daniel Harris Reynolds, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1902

 

 

 

1837 – William WellsBvt Major General , Medal of Honor recipient , (Union volunteers), died in 1892

 

 

 

 

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1853 – Salvador Diaz Miron, Mexican poet (Los Cien Mejores Poemas)

1883 – Morihei Ueshiba “the founder” of the Japanese martial art of aikido

 

 

 

1896 – James H DoolittleUSAF General (Raid on Tokyo 1942)

 

 

 

 

 

1897 – Margaret Chase Smith, (Rep/Sen-R-Maine)

1902 – Frances Beauvier, actress (Aunt Bea-Andy Griffith Show)

1908 – Laurence Naismith, Surrey England, actor (Judge Fulton-Persuaders)

1909 – Edward L Tatum, US, molecular geneticist (Nobel 1958)

1911 – Spike Jones, Long Beach California, composer (In a Secluded Rendesvous)

1911 – Hans von Ohain, German/American aerospace engineer (d. 1998)

1912 – Morey Amsterdam, Chicago Ill, comedian (Buddy-Dick Van Dyke Show)

1914 – Attila Petschauer, Hungarian fencer (d. 1943)

1915 – Clay Warnick, Tacoma Wash, choral director (Jimmie Rodgers Show)

1917 – June Taylor, American choreographer (d. 2004)

1920 – Albertus Meintser, office clerk/resistance fighter

1920 – Clark Terry, American trumpeter

1922 – Charley Trippi, NFL halfback (Chicago Cardinals)

1922 – Don Hewitt, NYC, CBS news executive producer (60 Minutes)

1924 – Siiri Rantanen, Finland, cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1956)

1932 – Abbe Lane, Bkln, aka Mrs Xavier Cugat/singer (Xavier Cugat Show)

1932 – Charlie “Silver Fox” Rich, Colt Ark, vocalist (Behind Closed Doors)

1933 – Leo N Wright, US saxophonist (I left my heart in SF)

1934 – Petrus van Doorne, Dutch industrialist

1935 – Lee Remick, Quincy MA, actress (Days of Wine & Rose, Long Hot Summer)

1936 – Robert Alan Ridley Parker, NYC, PhD/astronaut (STS 9, STS 35)

1938 – Hal Williams, Columbus Ohio, actor (Pvt Benjamin, 227, Sanford & Son)

1938 – Janette Scott, actress (Day of the Triffids)

1939 – Ernest Davis, 1st black to win Heisman Trophy (1961)

1943 – Frank Allen, rock vocalist (Searchers-Needles & Pins)

1946 – Jane Birkin, London England, actress (Mrs Don Juan, Dark Places, Dust)

1946 – Joyce Vincent Wilson, Detroit Mich, singer (Tony Orlando & Dawn)

1946 – Michael Ovitz, president (Walt Disney Co)

1946 – Patty Duke, [Anna Marie], Elmhurst NY, actress (Miracle Worker)

1946 – Ruth Fuchs, German DR, javelin thrower (Oly-2 gold-72, 76)

1946 – Stanley R Smith, tennis champ (Wimbledon 1972, US Open-1971)

1948 – Dee Wallace Stone, [Deanna Bowers], Kansas City Kansas, actress (Critters, 10, ET)

1949 – Bill Buckner, California, 1st baseman, error cost Red Sox 1986 world series

1949 – Cliff Williams, Sydney Australia, rock bassist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell)

1953 – Joe Toplyn, Boston, comedic writer (Late Night with David Letterman)

 

 

 

1954 – Alan KulwickiGreenfield WiscNASCAR racer (Winston Cup)

 

 

 

 

 

1954 – Hans William Schlegel, Oberlingen Germany, Astronaut (STS 55)

1954 – Steven Glenwood MacLean, Ottawa Ontario, astronaut (STS 52)

1956 – Hanni Wenzel, Liechtenstein, Slalom (Olympic-2 gold-1980)

1958 – Spider Tracy, English rock vocalist (The Pogues)

1959 – Franco Iglesia, Cuba, spanish singer

1959 – Jorge Vaca, Mexican boxer

1960 – Catherine G Coleman, Charleston SC, Phd/Capt USAF/astronaut (STS 73)

1964 – Chelsea Noble, actress (Kate-Growing Pains)

1965 – Lawrence Clay-Bey, Hartford Ct, super heavyweight boxer (Olympics-96)

1966 – Fabrizio Giovanardi, Italian racecar driver

1967 – Ali Wood, Long Beach Ca, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1995)

1970 – Nadine Garner, Australian actress

1971 – Lisa-Marie Vizaniari, Australian discus/shot putter (Olympics-96)

1971 – Natascha McElhone, English actress

1973 – Eelco Wassenaar, Neth, US field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96)

1973 – Tia Texada, American actress and singer

1974 – Billy Koch, Garden City NY, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)

1975 – Inga Drozdova, Latvia, playmate (Nov, 1997)

1975 – Tamecka Dixon, WNBA guard (LA Sparks)

1976 – Leland Chapman, American bounty hunter

1976 – André Couto, Portuguese racing driver

1977 – Tisha Dabber, Shelbyville Indiana, actress (New Mickey Mouse Club)

1978 – Radu Sârbu, Moldovan singer (O-Zone)

1979 – Sophie Monk, Australian actress, singer, and model

1980 – Frankie J, American singer

1980 – Tata Young, Thai-American singer

1981 – Amber Chia, Malaysian model and actress

1985 – Paul Rabil, professional lacrosse player

1988 – Vanessa Hudgens, American singer and actress

 

 

 

Deaths

872 – Adrian II, Italian Pope (867-72) the last married pope, dies at about 80

1077 – Agnes of Poitou, German empress/wife of emperor Henry III, dies

 

 

 

1136 – Harald IV, “Gylle Krist“, king of Norwaymurdered

 

 

 

 

 

1417 – John Oldcastle, Lord Cobham, English nobleman, hanged & burned

 

 

 

1476 – Vlad III the Impaler (b. 1431)

 

 

 

 

 

1510 – Friedrich of Saxony (b. 1473)

1542 – James V, King of Scotland (1513-42), dies at 30

1624 – Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham, English statesman (b. 1536)

1713 – Thomas Rymer, English historian (b. 1641)

1715 – Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1636)

1741 – Charles Rollin, French historian (b. 1661)

1754 – Mahmud I, sultan of Turkey, dies at 58

 

 

 

1799 – George Washington1st president USA (1789-97), dies at 66

 

 

 

 

 

1823 – Vincenzo Cuoco, Italian historian (Naple revolution 1799), dies at 53

1838 – Jean-Olivier Chénier, French Canadian physician and Patriote (b. 1806)

1861 – Albert, Prince consort of England and husband of Queen Victoria, dies at 42

1862 – George Dashiell Bayard, Union Brigadier General, dies at 27

1865 – Johan Georg Forchhammer, Danish geologist (b. 1794)

1873 – J Louis R Agassiz, Swiss geologist/paleo-biologist), dies

1903 – William Ennis, 1st cop to die in electric chair

1906 – John A C Oudemans, Dutch geographer/astronomer, dies at 78

1912 – Belgrave Edward Sutton Ninnis, British Army lieutenant (b. 1887)

1918 – Sidonio Pais, prince of Portugal, murdered

1926 – Theo van Rysselberghe, Belgian painter (pointillism), dies at 64

1927 – Yulian Vasilievich Sokhotski, Russian mathematician (b. 1842)

1935 – Stanley G Weinbaum, US, sci-fi writer (Martian Odyssey), dies

1945 – Josef Kramer, known as “beast of Belsen,” & 10 others, hanged

 

 

 

1963 – Dinah Washingtonsingerdies of sleeping pill overdose at 39

 

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1964 – William Bendix, actor (Life of Riley), dies at 58

1974 – Walter Lippmann, US journalist (One of Dynasty), dies at 85

1980 – Elston Howard, MVP catcher (NY Yankees), dies at 59

1984 – Vicente Aleixandre, Spanish writer and Nobel laureate (b. 1898)

1985 – Roger Maris, HR hitter (61 in 61, NY Yankees), dies of cancer at 51

1985 – Stanley G[rauman] Weinbaum, US, sci-fi author (Red Peri), dies at 85

 

 

 

1989 – Andrei SakharovRussian physicist/dissident (Nobel 1975), dies at 68

 

 

 

 

 

1989 – Jock Mahoney, actor (Dallas, Cow Town, Range Rider), dies at 70

1993 – Myrna Loy, [Williams], US actress (Jazz Singer), dies at 88

1994 – Petrus HJ van Doorne, bus manufacturer/owner (BOVA), dies at 58

1994 – Orval Faubus, Governor of Arkansas (b. 1910)

1995 – Eric Brown, architect, dies at 84

1995 – Rob Harris, sky surfer, dies while skydiving at 28

1996 – Alan Hargreaves, climber, dies at 92

1997 – Robert Sutton, electronics engineer, dies at 82

1997 – Stubby Kaye, actor (Guys & Dolls, Sweet Charity), dies at 79

1997 – Kurt Winter, Canadian musician (The Guess Who) (b. 1946)

1998 – Annette Strauss, American philanthropist (b. 1924)

1998 – Norman Fell, American actor (b. 1924)

2006 – Ahmet Ertegün, co-founder of Atlantic Records (b. 1923)

2011 – Boris Chertok, prominent Soviet and Russian rocket engineer, dies at 99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emasculated And Enkindled

 

 

 

 

” The problem with a victim culture is that so many people want to join the ranks of victimhood that eventually you run short of oppressors. As I say in my new book (personally autographed copies of which make a Christmas gift your loved one will cherish forever), Elizabeth Warren is the whitest white since Frosty the Snowman fell in a vat of White-Out, but a dubious claim to be one 32nd Cherokee was enough to persuade Harvard Law School to promote her as their first “woman of color”. No wonder so many Democrats prefer her to Hillary: The first “woman of color” in the Oval Office! The first Cherokee!

  If you’re not fortunate enough to have a great-great-great-grandmother who’s listed as Cherokee in the online transcription of an 1894 marriage application, what do you do? Lena Dunham is an upper-middle-class child of white privilege who’s had a charmed life, but she’s a victim, too. According to her new memoir, she was raped by “Barry”, the token conservative at Oberlin. The real-life Barry the Conservative denies raping her, and Random House has been forced to issue a statement “regretting the confusion” and to cover his legal bills, which he’d been paying for by “crowd-funding”. The publisher couldn’t resist a parting sneer:

  We are offering to pay the fees Mr. Minc has billed his client to date. Our offer will allow Mr. Minc and his client to donate all of the crowd-funding raised to not-for-profit organizations assisting survivors of rape and sexual assault.

  Because even if Barry the Conservative never raped Lena Dunham, odds are he’s raped someone else, right? As Ann Coulter put it:

How about donating it to organizations that assist survivors of false rape accusations?

  Rather than an epidemic of campus rape, there seems to be some sort of psychological inversion of “white flight”, in which untold numbers feel the need to flee their bland middle-class suburbs and pitch up in edgier ghettos. You’ll have noticed the recent uptick in news of the transgendered – indeed, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, author of the now discredited University of Virginia gang-rape story, was previously reporting on the epidemic of trans rape (Ms Erdely appears to be the Rape Correspondent of Rolling Stone). I note there are some three times as many male-to-female transgenders as there are female-to-male. So all that “gender fluidity” is a vast net transfer from the male brutalizer sector to the female victim sector. At some point it would seem likely to become a flood. After all, it’s not so difficult to imagine, a fake gang-rape story or three down the line, elite universities requiring gender reassignment as a condition of continued male admission. In some sense, the swollen ranks of the transgendered seem to have intuited that the jig is up for guys. Might as well check out of the guy business entirely. I’m thinking of pitching Marvel Comics a new superhero group featuring a transwoman, an ambigender, a pangender, an intergender, a bigender and a 2-spirited called Ex-Men.

  We are all ex-men now. The sadly misnamed Cavalier Daily of Charlottesville has a highly non-cavalier story about how “Jackie”, the “victim” of the University of Virginia “gang” “rape”, is owed a debt of gratitude for “pulling back the curtain on rape“: “

 

As usual Mr Steyn is Saturday’s Must-Read

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There Is A Reason The Slide Is Closed

 

 

 

Paul Revere’s 1795 Time Capsule Unearthed

 

 

 

 

 

” Paul Revere hasn’t stirred up this much anticipation in Boston since his midnight ride from Charlestown to Lexington.

  More than two centuries later, a recently unearthed time capsule he buried with fellow revolutionary Samuel Adams — the man whom Revere was riding to see that night to warn that the British were coming — has got his former city, state and most of the Internet abuzz.

  The artifact was unearthed Thursday thanks to a water leak near its resting place inside a cornerstone at the Massachusetts State House in Boston.

  When workers investigating the leak stumbled upon it, Secretary of State William Galvin, who heads the state historical commission, called Pamela Hatchfield, the head of object conservation at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.

” There was a big discussion about whether or not it should be removed,” Hatchfield told Brooke Baldwin on “CNN Newsroom” on Friday. “(But) because there was water infiltration in that area of the building, it was decided that we’d try to see if we could find it, investigate and see whether the box was still intact.”

  Hatchfield spent seven hours Thursday delicately and painstakingly chipping away at the stone to extricate it.

” The contents are of concern, but the plaster that held the box in place is in good condition,” Galvin said.

  According to Galvin, the box-shaped capsule was placed by the Revolutionary-era duo in 1795, a year when Adams was governor and when construction began on the State House and its iconic dome, which would eventually be overlaid with copper by Revere.

  Both he and Hatchfield said that based on historical records, the box is believed to contain coins, a plate and a Revere-inscribed plaque — but no one knows for sure. “

CNN

Here are some other links to the story :

 

Time capsule buried by Paul Revere, Samuel Adams sees light of day

Paul Revere’s Time Capsule From 1795 Unearthed In Boston

Time Capsule from Paul Revere and Samuel Adams …

1795 time capsule found in Boston capitol

Paul Revere and Samuel Adams Time Capsule Found :People.com

Paul Revere’s and Sam Adams’s centuries-old time …

Revere-Era Time Capsule Uncovered at The State House …

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

863 – Boudouin with the Iron Arm weds Charles de Kales’ daughter Judith

1294 – Saint Celestine V abdicates the papacy after only five months; Celestine hoped to return to his previous life as an ascetic hermit.

1545 – Council of Trent (19th ecumenical council) opened by Pope Paul III

1570 – Sweden/Denmark signs Peace of Stettin

1572 – Spanish army beats Geuzen fleet under admiral Lumey

1577 – Sir Francis Drake sets sail from England to go around world

1621 – Emperor Ferdinand II delegates 1st anti-Reformation decree

 

 

 

1636 – The Massachusetts Bay Colony organizes three militia regiments to defend the colony against the Pequot IndiansThis organization is recognized today as the founding of the United States National Guard.

 

 

Happy 378th Birthday To The Oldest Military Organization In America 

 

 

 

 

1643 – English Civil WarThe Battle of Alton takes place in Hampshire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1759 – 1st music store in America opens (Phila)

1769 – Dartmouth College in New Hampshire received its charter

 

 

 

1774 – 1st incident of American Revolution – 400 attack Ft William and MaryNew Hampshire (12/14 ? )

 

 

 

 

 

1816 – Patent for a dry dock issued to John Adamson, Boston

1843 – “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens published, 6,000 copies sold

1861 – Battle of Alleghany Summit, WV

 

 

 

1862 – Battle of FredericksburgVA (Marye’s Heights)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1864 – Battle of Ft McAllister, GA

1879 – 1st federal fish hatching steamer lauched (Wilmington Delaware)

1889 – Belgium rules on women/child labor law

1900 – Battle at Nooitgedacht: generals The la Rey/Smuts beat Britten

1903 – Italo Marcioni patents ice cream cone (NJ)

1903 – Wright Bros make 1st flight at Kittyhawk

1913 – Mona Lisa stolen in Aug 1911 returned to Louvre

1916 – Avalanche kills 10,000 Austrian & Italian troops in 24 hrs in Tyrol

1918 – US army of occupation crosses Rhine, enters Germany

1920 – League of nations establishes Intl Court of Justice in The Hague

1928 – Clip-on tie designed

1936 – Green Bay Packers win NFL championship

1938 – Los Angeles freezes at 28°F

 

 

 

1939 – Battle at La Plata – 3 British cruisers vs German Graf Spee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1941 – German occupiers forbid National Front & Netherland Union

1941 – Lawine battlers destroy Haaraz, Peru; about 3,000 die

1943 – 150 US Marauders bomb Schiphol

1944 – Japanese kamikaze crashes into US cruiser Nashville, kills 138

1947 – Maine Turnpike opens to traffic

1949 – Knesset votes to transfer Israel’s capital to Jerusalem

1950 – James Dean begins his career with an appearance in a Pepsi commercial

1951 – Future British PM Margaret Roberts Thatcher marries Denis Thatcher

1961 – Jimmy Dean’s Big Bad John album is country music 1st million $ seller

1963 – Capital records signs right of 1st refusal agreement with Beatles

1964 – In El Paso, Tx, LBJ & Mexican Pres Gustavo Diaz Ordaz set off an explosion diverting Rio Grande, to reshape US-Mexico border

1966 – 1st US bombing of Hanoi

1966 – 1st battle for Bijlmer flats Amsterdam

1967 – San Diego, CA records snow at a zero elevation after temperatures plunge 19 degrees (F) in eight hours.

1969 – Arlo Guthrie releases “Alice’s Restaurant”

1971 – John Sinclair (sentence: 10 yrs, sold 2 marijuana joints) is freed

1977 – 14 University of Evansville basketball players die in plane crash

1978 – Susan B Anthony dollar, 1st US coin to honor a woman, issued

1981 – 70th Davis Cup: USA beats Argentina in Cincinnati (3-1)

1981 – Polish government declares martial law, arrests Solidarity activists

1982 – Earthquake hits Northern Yemen; 2,000 die

1983 – 9,655 see highest-scoring NBA game: Detroit 186, Denver 184 (3 OT)

1983 – Martha Layne Collins inaugurated as Kentucky’s 1st female governor

1984 – Artificial heart recipient William Schroeder suffers 1st stroke

1988 – 3 men end 29-hr all-466-station subway ride in NYC

1990 – Heavy earthquake strikes Sicily, 18 die

1991 – NY assembly speaker Mel Miller is convicted of federal mail fraud

1991 – Ricky Pierce (Seattle) ends NBA free throw streak of 75 games

1993 – Dow Jones hits record 3764.43

1993 – Fire in textile factory in Fuzjou China, 60 killed

1997 – 63rd Heisman Trophy Award: Charles Woodson, Michigan (CB)

2000 – The “Texas 7″ escape from the John Connally Unit near Kenedy, Texas and go on a robbery spree, during which police officer Aubrey Hawkins is shot and killed.

2000 – American Vice President Al Gore delivers his concession speech effectively ending his hopes of becoming the 43rd President of the United States.

2001 – the Indian Parliament Sansad is attacked by terrorists. 15 people are killed, including all the terrorists.

2003 – Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured near his home town of Tikrit (see Operation Red Dawn).

2006 – The Baiji, or Chinese River Dolphin, announced as extinct.

Births

1521 – Sixtus V, [Felice Peretti/”Montalto”], bishop of Fermo/Pope (1585-90)

1533 – Erik XIV Wasa, king of Sweden (1560-69)

1553 – Henry IV, 1st Bourbon-king of Navarre/France (1572/89-1610)

1585 – William Drummond of Hawthornden, Scottish poet (d. 1649)

1640 – Robert Plot, English naturalist (d. 1696)

1662 – Francesco Bianchini, Italian philosopher and scientist (d. 1729)

1678 – Yongzheng Emperor of China (d. 1735)

1724 – Aepinus, [Franz UT Hoch], German physician/physicist

 

 

 

1810 – Clark MillsUSsculptor (FreedomArmed Liberty)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1816 – Clement Claiborne Clay, MC (Confederacy), died in 1882

1816 – E Werner von Siemens, German artillery officer/inventor

1818 – Mary Todd Lincoln, 1st lady (1861-65)

1856 – Svetozar Boroević, Austro-Hungarian field marshal (d. 1920)

1867 – Kristian Birkeland, Norwegian explorer and scientist (d. 1917)

1871 – Russell W Porter, Vermont, explorer (Alaska)

1874 – Ludwig Curtius, German archaeologist (Die antike Kunst)

1887 – George Polya, Hungarian-born mathematician (d. 1985)

1893 – Curt Jurgens, Munich Germany, actor (Enemy Below, Longest Day)

1897 – Drew Pearson, Evanston Ill, newscaster (Drew Pearson)

1901 – Georg M Rimski-Korssakov, Russian musicologist/theory [OS]

 

 

 

1903 – Carlos MontoyaMadrid Spainguitarist (Suite Flamenco 1966)


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1903 – John Piper, British writer (US Churches in WW I)/official war painter

1906 – Laurens jan van der Post, soldier/explorer/conservationist

1910 – Lillian Roth, [Rutstein], singer/actress (Animal Crackers)

1910 – Van Heflin, Walters Oklahoma, actor (Great Adventure, Madame Bovary)

1913 – Archie Moore, Benoit, Mississippi, light-heavyweight boxing champ (1952-60), (d. 1998)

1913 – Jimmy Carroll, NYC, pianist (Most Important People)

1913 – John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy, English art historian

1914 – Alan L Bullock, British historian

1914 – George “Tiger” Haynes, guitarist/actor (Land Without Music, Guv’nor)

1915 – Ross MacDonald, detective novelist (Goodbye Look)

1915 – Curt Jürgens, German-born Austrian actor (d. 1982)

1919 – Hans-Joachim Marseille, German flying ace of World War II (d. 1942)

1920 – George P Schultz, US Secretary of State (1982-89)

 

 

 

1925 – Dick Van DykeWest Plains Moactor (Rob Petrie-Dick Van Dyke Show)

 

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1925 – Henry C Gordon, USAF/astronaut (Dynasoar)

1928 – Jack Tramiel, Lodz Poland, American Businessman (Amiga, Commodore 64), (d. 2012)

1929 – Albert Paulsen, Guayaquil Ecuador, actor (Doctors’ Hospital)

1934 – Richard Darryl Zanuck, film producer/executive, (d. 2012)

1936 – Karim Aga Khan, leader of the Nizari Ismailis, prince and billionaire

1938 – Tony Gomez, rocker (Foundations)

1940 – Steve Harmon, Bkln NY, actor (Ens Pulver-Mr Roberts)

1941 – John Davidson, Pitts, TV host (Hollywood Squares, That’s Incredible)

1943 – Gösta Winbergh, Swedish tenor (d. 2002)

1944 – Hwang Jang Lee, Korean martial artist and film actor

1945 – Brian McGuire, Australian racing driver (d. 1977)

1948 – Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, guitarist (Steely Dan-Deacon Blues)

1948 – Kathy Garver, Long Beach California, actress (Cissy-Family Affair)

1948 – Lillian Board, England, 400m (Olympic-silver-1968)

 

 

 

1948 – Ted NugentDetroitguitarist (Cat Scratch FeverDamn Yankees)

 

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1949 – Nana Alexandria, USSR, International Woman’s Chess Grandmaster (1976)

1949 – R[oberta] A[nn] MacAvoy, US, sci-fi author (Damiano’s Lute, Raphael)

1949 – Randy Owen, Fort Payne Ala, country music star (Alabama-Mt Music)

1950 – Davey O’List, rocker (Roxy Music)

1950 – Wendie Malick, actress (Just Shoot Me)

1952 – Sylvester Ritter (Junkyard Dog), American professional wrestler (d. 1998)

1953 – Tom Sanders, Jackson Wyoming, aerial cameraman (Living Daylights)

1953 – Zoltan Magyar, Hungary, side horse gymnist (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)

1953 – Ben Bernanke, American economist and current United States Chairman of the Federal Reserve

1954 – Steve Forbert, rocker

1956 – Phillip Gregory Hubbard, Canton Oh, basketball (Olympic-gold-1976)

1956 – Majida El Roumi, Lebanese singer

1957 – Steve Buscemi, actor (Fargo)

1958 – Dana Strum, Wash DC, rock bassist (Slaughter-Stick it Live)

 

 

 

1959 – Marianne GravatteHollywood CAplaymate of year (Oct, 1982)

 

 

 

 

 

1960 – Randy Stoklos, Pacific Palisades Ca, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)

1967 – Chris O’Loughlin, LA California, fencer (Olympics-96)

1968 – Shaun Stafford, Ocala Florida, tennis star (1992 Taipei)

1970 – George Van Os Jr, Houston TX, team handball left back (Oly-1996)

1970 – Tonja Yevette Buford-Bailey, Dayton OH, 400m hurdler (Oly-bronze-96)

1971 – Miguel Angel Martinez Soto, mariachi

1974 – Nicholas McCarthy, English guitarist (Franz Ferdinand)

1975 – Matt LeCroy, Anderson SC, baseball catcher (Olympics-bronze-96)

1975 – Tom DeLonge, American guitarist,(blink-182, Angels & Airwaves)

1977 – Sascha Kindred, British Paralympic swimmer

1978 – Ryo Kawakita, Japanese guitarist (Maximum the Hormone)

1978 – BJ Penn, American mixed martial artist

1981 – Chelsea Hertford, actress (Major Dad)

1981 – Amy Lee, American singer/songwriter (Evanescence)

1982 – Tuka Rocha, Brazilian racing driver

1983 – Matt Deis, American bassist

1989 – Taylor Swift, Reading, Pennsylvania, American singer/songwriter (Our Song)

 

 

Deaths

838 – Pippijn I, King of Aquitania, dies

1048 – Al-Biruni, Arabic royal astrologer, dies at 74

1124 – Callistus/Callixtus II, [Guido di Borgogna], Italian Pope (1119-24), dies

1126 – Henry IX, the Black, Duke of Bavaria (1120-26), dies

 

 

 

1204 – Maimonides, Jewish philosopher/talmudic scholar, dies in Cairo at 69(see UE 12/12 Deaths)

 

 

 

 

 

1250 – Frederick II, German Emperor (1212-1250), dies at 55

1466 – Donatello, Florentine artist and sculptor (b. 1386)

1516 – Johannes Trithemius, German cryptographer (b. 1462)

1557 – Niccolo Tartaglia, Italian mathematician, dies

1565 – Conrad Gessner, Swiss naturalist (b. 1516)

1574 – Selam II Sari, the blonde, sultan of Turkey (1566-74), dies at 50

1603 – François Viète, French mathematician dies in Paris (b. 1540)

1693 – Dodoftei, Romanian metropolitan of Moldavia/writer (Saint Lives), dies

1693 – Willem Van de Velde, Dutch the Old, seascape painter, dies at about 82

 

 

 

1721 – Alexander SelkirkScottish sailor and castaway (b. 1676)

 

 

 

 

 

1729 – Anthony Collins, Engl philosopher (On Liberty & Necessity), dies at 53

1783 – Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin, Swedish astronomer (b. 1717)

1814 – Charles Joseph Prince of Ligne, Belgium fieldmarshal/author, dies at 79

1835 – John Storm, American Revolutionary soldier (b. 1760)

1837 – Herman of Alaska, Russian Orthodox hermit (b. 1756)

 

 

 

1862 – Conrad Feger JacksonUS Union Brig-Generaldies in Battle of Fredericksburg at 49

 

 

 

 

 

1862 – Maxcy GreggUS Confederate Brig-Generaldies in Battle of Fredericksburg at 48

 

 

 

 

 

1862 – Thomas Reade Rootes CobbConfederate Brig-Generaldies in Battle of Fredericksburg at 39

 

 

 

 

 

 

1868 – Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius, German botanist (b. 1794)

1872 – Helena Beeloo, a maid, murdered by Henry Jut at the Hague, Netherlands

1872 – W T van der Kouwen-ten Cate, murdered by Henry Jut at the Hague, Netherlands

1894 – Sarah Parker Remond, US/Italian abolitionist, dies at 68

1895 – Ányos Jedlik, Hungarian physicist (b. 1800)

1919 – Woldemar Voigt, German physicist (b. 1850)

1924 – Samuel Gompers, organizer (American Federation of Labor), dies at 74

1930 – Fritz Pregl, Slovenian/Austrian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1869)

1931 – Gustave le Bon, French psychologist (b. 1840)

1934 – Thomas A. Watson, American assistant to Alexander Graham Bell (b. 1854)

1940 – Jacques-Arsène d’Arsonval, French physicist (b. 1851)

1944 – Lupe Velez, actress (Joe Palooka), overdoses on seconal at 34

1945 – Robert van Genechten, Dutch Nazi (NSB), commits suicide

1945 – Elisabeth Volkenrath, supervisor at concentration camps (b. 1919)

1947 – Nicholas Roerich, Russian-born painter (b. 1874)

1950 – Abraham Wald, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1902)

1955 – Egas Moniz, Portuguese psychiatrist and neurosurgeon, Nobel laureate (b. 1874)

1958 – Ahmed Mukhtar Baban, premier of Iraq, executed

1958 – Brand Dirck Ochse, film/bioscope pioneer (Polygoon), dies at 66

1958 – Tim Moore, actor (Kingfish-Amos ‘n’ Andy), dies at 70

1961 – Grandma Moses [Anna M] , US painter, dies at 101

 

 

 

1969 – Raymond A SpruanceUS admiral (battle of Midway), dies at 83

 

 

 

 

 

1971 – Max Mell, Austria artillery officer/literary, dies at 88

1975 – Hendrik Kruls, Dutch gen/chief milt authority (1944-46), dies at 73

1979 – Jon Hall, actor (Ramor of the Jungle), dies at 66

1981 – Pigmeat Markham, comedian (Here Comes da Judge-Laugh In), dies at 75

1983 – Leora Dana, actress (Amityville II, Change of Habit), dies at 60

1983 – Alexander Schmemann, Orthodox Christian priest and theologian (b. 1921)

1992 – K.C. Irving, Canadian industrialist (b. 1899)

1992 – Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, American businessman and heir (b. 1899)

1995 – Nancy LaMott, singer, dies at 43

1996 – Charles Edwin Molnar, computer pioneer, dies at 61

1997 – Alexander Oppenheim, mathematician, dies at 94

2002 – Zal Yanovsky, Canadian musician (The Lovin’ Spoonful) (b. 1945)

2004 – David Wheeler, English computer scientist (b. 1927)

2010 – Richard Holbrooke, American diplomat (b. 1941)

2011 – Russell Hoban, American author (creator of the ‘Frances’ series), dies at 86

2011 – Park Tae-joon, South Korean general and founder of steel giant Posco, dies at 84

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

627 – Battle at NinevehByzantine emperor Heraclius beats Perzen

 

 

 

 

 

1098 – 1st Crusaders capture & plunder Mara Syria

1408 – Order of the Dragon: The Order of the Dragon was first created on December 12, 1408 by Emperor Sigismund, then King of Hungary, and his wife Queen Barbara of Celje following the battle for possession of Bosnia.

1479 – Jews are expelled from Schlettstadt Alsace by Emperor Frederick III

1524 – Pope Clement VII approves Organization of Jewish Community of Rome

1653 – Barebone-parliament ends

1677 – Brandenburgs army occupies Stettin

1791 – Bank of US opens

1792 – In Vienna, Ludwig Von Beethoven (22) receives 1st lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn

1800 – Washington DC established as capital of US

1812 – French invasion of Russia comes to an end.

1822 – Mexico officially recognized as an independent nation by US

1862 – Battle of Dumfries, VA

 

 

 

1862 – Naval Engagement at Yazoo RiverMS (USS CAIRO torpedoed)

 

 

 

 

 

1870 – Joseph Rainey (SC) became 1st black sworn into House of Reps

1878 – Joseph Pulitzer begins publishing “St Louis Dispatch”

1897 – Rudolph Dirks’ 1st Katzenjammer cartoon strip in NY Journal

1897 – Belo Horizonte, the first planned city of Brazil, is founded.

1901 – Marconi receives 1st transatlantic radio signal, England to US

1911 – Delhi replaces Calcutta as the capital of India.

1913 – “Mona Lisa,” stolen from Louvre Museum in 1911, recovered

1913 – Hebrew language officially used to teach in Palestinian schools

1914 – The largest one-day percentage drop in the history of Dow Jones Industrial Average, down 24.39%.

1915 – 1st all-metal aircraft (Junkers J-1) test flown at Dessau Germany

 

 

 

1917 – French troop train derails in French Alps killing 543

 

 

 

 

 

1917 – Rev Edward Flanagan forms Boys Town outside Omaha, Neb

1925 – Cossack officer/ex-premier Reza Chan becomes shah of Persia

1925 – Last Qajar Shah of Iran deposed; Rexa Shah Pahlavi takes over

1932 – USSR & China resume diplomatic relations

1936 – Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek declares war on Japan

1937 – NBC & RCA sends 1st mobile-TV vans onto the streets of NY

1937 – Japanese aircraft shell & sink US gunboat Panay on Yangtze River in China. (Japan apologized & eventually paid US $2.2M in reparations)

1939 – Russ Indigirka capsizes in blizzard off Japanese coast; 750 die

1940 – British troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani

1941 – German occupying army do a house search in Paris looking for Jews

1941 – Russian 20th army recaptures Soljetsjnogorsk

1942 – German offensive in South Western Stalingrad

1942 – A fire in a hostel in St. John’s, Newfoundland kills 100 people.

1946 – UN accepts 6 Manhattan blocks as a gift from John D Rockefeller Jr

1947 – United Mine Workers union withdrew from AFL

 

 

 

1948 – Malayan EmergencyBatang Kali Massacre 14 members of the Scots Guards stationed in Malaysia allegedly massacre 24 unarmed civilians and set fire to the village.

 

 

 

 

 

1951 – Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement

1953 – Chuck Yeager reaches Mach 2.43 in Bell X-1A rocket plane

1955 – 1st prototype of hovercraft patented by Brit eng Christoper Cockerell

1956 – Commencement of the Irish Republican Army’s Border Campaign.

 

 

 

1957 – Maj Adrian Drew flies 1,943 kph in F-101 Voodoo

 

 

 

 

 

1957 – US announces manufacture of Borazon (harder than diamond)

1959 – UN Committee on Peaceful Use of Outer Space is established

1961 – Ham radio satellite Oscar 1 launched with military Discoverer 36

1961 – Martin Luther King Jr & 700 demonstraters arrested in Albany Ga

1963 – Frank Sinatra Jr returned after being kidnapped

1963 – Kenya (formerly British East Africa) declares independence from UK

1964 – Shooting starts for “Star Trek” pilot “The Cage” (Menagerie)

1965 – Beatles last Great Britain concert (Capitol Theatre in Cardiff Wales)

1965 – Gale Sayers of Chicago Bears scores 6 TDs, ties NFL record

1966 – US Supreme Courts votes 4-3 allowing Braves to move to Atlanta

1967 – US launches Pioneer 8 into solar orbit

1968 – Arthur Ashe becomes 1st black to be ranked #1 in tennis

1969 – Strategia della tensione: Piazza Fontana bombing – The offices of Banca Nazionale dell’Agricoltura in Piazza Fontana, Milan, are bombed.

1970 – Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 42 launched to study X-rays

1975 – Gas stove explodes & starts fire killing 138 (Mecca Saudi Arabia)

1975 – Sara Jane Moore pled guilty to trying to kill Pres Gerald Ford

1976 – QB Joe Namath last game as a NY Jet

1979 – Gold hits record $462.50 an ounce

1979 – Rhodesia becomes independent nation of Zimbabwe

1980 – US’s copyright law amended to include computer programs

1982 – $9,800,000 in cash stolen from money transport car in NYC

1983 – A truck bomb explodes at US Embassy in Kuwait

 

 

 

1985 – 248 US soldiers & 8 crew members die in Arrow Air charter crash , Gander , Newfoundland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1985 – NASA launches space vehicle S-207

1986 – James “Bone Crusher” Smith TKO’s WBA champ Tim Witherspoon in Madison Square Garden

1988 – 3 trains collide in London, 40 die

1988 – PLO leader Yasi Arafat accepts Israel’s right to exist

1991 – Orion Pictures filed Chapter 11 for bankruptcy protection

1991 – Tampa Bay Bucaneer Dexter Manley, retires after failing drug test

1992 – 58th Heisman Trophy Award: Gino Torretta, Miami-Fla (QB)

1992 – 6.8-7.5 earthquake strikes Flores Island (tsunami kills 3,000)

1995 – Amendment to make it illegal to physically desecrate the flag turned down by senate 63-36 (need 2/3 vote)

1996 – Assassination attempt on Uday (Iraqi’s heir to Saddam Hussein)

 

 

 

1997 –  Ilich Ramírez Sánchez aka Carlos The Jackal”  “professional revolutionary” goes on trial in Paris

 

 

 

 

 

1997 – Japanese train builders (Maglev) claim world speed record at 332 MPH

1997 – SWAT team shoots John E Armstrong in Fla, freeing 2 young hostages

1997 – TWA 800 hearings end

1997 – Fed judge sentences Autumn Jackson, who claims to be Bill Cosby’s daughter, to 26 months for trying to extort $40 million from him

2000 – The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore

2006 – Peugeot produces its last car at the Ryton Plant signalling the end of mass car production in Coventry, formerly a major centre of the British motor industry.

 

 

 

Births

1298 – Albert II of Austria (d. 1358)

1418 – Albert VI of Austria (d. 1463)

1574 – Anne of Denmark, daughter of Danish King Frederik II and Queen Consort of James I of England (d. 1619)

1579 – Heinrich Steuccius, composer

1610 – Saint Vasilije (d. 1671)

1659 – Francesco Galli-Bibiena, Italian architect/designer (d. 1739)

1673 – Ahmed III, 23rd sultan (Turkey, 1703-30)

1724 – Samuel Hood, Butleigh, 1st Viscount Hood, British admiral, (d. 1816)

1786 – William L. Marcy, American statesman (d. 1857)

1792 – Alexandros Ypsilanti, Greek resistance fighter

 

 

 

1805 – Henry Wellsfounder (American Express Co & Wells Fargo & Co)

 

 

 

 

 

1806 – Stand Watie, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1871

1818 – Paul Octave Hebert, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1880

1821 – Gustave Flaubert, France, novelist (Madame Bovary)

1830 – Joseph Orville Shelby, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1897

1833 – Matthias Hohner, German manufacturer (harmonica)

1838 – Sherburne W Burnham, US, astronomer (binary stars)

1845 – Bruce Price, American architect (d. 1903)

1848 – William Vanderbilt, yachtsman (donated Vanderbilt Cup)

1859 – Edward Bradley, horse owner (1st to own 4 Kentucky Derby winners)

1863 – Edvard Munch, Løten, Norway, painter/print maker (The Scream), (d. 1944)

1866 – Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913)

1870 – Walter Benona Sharp, American oil baron (d. 1912)

 

 

 

1875 – Karl R G von RundstedtGerman gen-fieldmarshal (Normandy)

 

 

 

 

 

1876 – Alvin Kraenzlein, Olympic gold medalist (d. 1928)

1882 – Akiba Rubinstein, Polish chess player (openings theory)

1892 – Herman Potočnik aka Hermann Noordung, Slovenian rocket engineer (d. 1929)

1893 – Edward G Robinson, [Goldenberg], Romania, actor (10 Commandments)

1900 – Sammy Davis, Sr., American dancer (d. 1988)

1902 – Howard Koch, screenwriter

1906 – William C Pahlmann, interior decorator (4 Season restaurant, NYC)

 

 

 

1915 – Frank SinatraHobokenvocalist/actor (old blue eyes), (d. 1998)

 

 

I’ve Got You Under My Skin

I Get A Kick Out Of You

Same Old Saturday Night

 

 

 

 

1918 – Joe WilliamsCordele Gajazz singer (Everyday I have the Blues)

 

 

Every Day I Have The Blues

Well Alright ,Okay,You Win with Count Basie

Roll’Em Pete/One O’Clock Jump with George Benson, Tony Bennett & Sarah Vaughan

GOING TO CHICAGO

 

 

 

 

1919 – Dan DeCarlo, American cartoonist (d. 2001)

1920 – Fred Kida, American comics artist

 

 

 

1922 – Arthur R HawkinsUS pilot/capt (WW IIdowned 14 jap planes)

 

 

 

 

 

1923 – Bob Barker, Darrington Wash, game show emcee (Price is Right)

1923 – Ken Kavanagh, Australian racing driver

1924 – Edward I Koch, NYC, (Mayor-D-NYC, 1977-89)/judge (People’s Court)

1924 – Olivier Gendebien, Belgian auto racer

1927 – Robert Noyce, American inventor (d. 1990)

1928 – Lonesome Sundown, blues singer/guitarist

1930 – Bill Beutel, American journalist (d. 2006)

1936 – Iolanda Balas, Romania, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1960)

 

 

 

1937 – Buford PusserAmerican sheriff (d. 1974)

 

 

 

 

 

1938 – Connie Francis, Newark NJ, singer/actress (Where the Boys Are)

1940 – Dionne Warwick, East Orange NJ, singer (Solid Gold, Way to San Jose)

1941 – Terry Kirkman, Salina Ks, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Association)

1941 – Tim Hauser, jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Tuxedo Junction)

1942 – Mike Pinder, Birmingham England, rocker (Moody Blues)

1943 – Dave Munden, rock drummer (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)

1943 – Dickey Betts, West Palm Beach Fl, guitarist (Allman Bros-Ramblin’ Man)

1943 – Grover Washington Jr, jazz artist (Mr Magic)

1945 – Karl Edward Wagner, US, sci-fi author (Bloodstone, Night Winds)

1945 – Tony Williams, jazz musician

1946 – Clive Bunker, rock drummer (Jethro Tull)

1946 – Emerson Fittipaldi, Brazil, Indy-car racer (over 10 wins)

1949 – Ricardo Luis Carreras, NYC, bantamweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1972)

1951 – Caren Kaye, NYC, actress (My Tutor, Blansky’s Beauties)

1951 – Steven Alan Hawley, Ottawa Ks, PhD/ast (STS 41-D, 61-C, 31, 82)

1952 – Cathy Rigby McCoy, Los Alamitos California, gymnast (Olympic-4th-1968)

1953 – Bruce Kulick, guitarist/singer (KISS)

1955 – Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, Greek businesswoman

1955 – Eddy Schepers, Belgian cyclist

1956 – Johan van der Velde, Dutch cyclist

1957 – Cy Curnin, Londo, England, rock vocalist (Fixx-Sign of Fire)

1957 – Sheila E[scovedo], SF CA, disco drummer (Krushgrove, Holly Rock)

1959 – Scott D Vangen, Granite Falls MN, astronaut

1962 – Holly Gagnier, LA, actress (One Life to Live)

1962 – Nadeem Ghauri, cricketer (bowled in Test for Pak v Australia 1990)

1963 – Teresa Blake, Tuscaloosa Ala, actress (Gloria Marsh-All My Children)

1965 – Laurie Grover-Tavares, Newark NJ, biathelete (Olympics-1994)

1966 – Cheryl Dickey, Houston Texas, 100m hurdler

1966 – Royce Gracie, Brazilian martial artist

1969 – Jane Robinson, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

1969 – Kris Wirtz, Red Deer Alberta, ice pairs (1994 Skate Canada)

1970 – Jennifer Connelly, Bkln Heights NY, actress (Labyrinth, Rocketeer)

1970 – Kirk Cameron, actor (Mike-Growing Pains, Teen Wolf II)

1970 – Madchen Amick, Reno NV, actress (Shelly Johnson-Twin Peaks)

1971 – Toni Hodgkinson, Auckland NZ, 800m (Olympics-96)

1972 – Greg Randolph, Denver Colo, road cyclist (Olympics-74th-96)

1973 – William Hutton, American engineer

 

 

 

1977 – Bridget HallDallas Texasmodel (Ford)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1977 – Nicole, Erica and Jaclyn Dahm, American triplet Playboy models

1978 – Derrick Delmore, Camp Springs Md, fig skater (1996 Grand Prix champ)

1978 – Jennifer Rovero Playboy Playmate

1979 – Sharin Foo, Danish singer and bassist

1981 – Jeret Peterson, American aerial skier

 

 

 

Deaths

884 – Carloman, co-king of France (879, 882-884), dies

1112 – Tancred, monarch of Galilea/Edessa/Antioch, dies

 

 

 

1204 – Maimonides, [Moses Ben Maimon], Span/Egyptian rabbi, dies at 69(12/13?)

 

 

 

 

 

1263 – Hakon IV, Gamli, King of Norway (1217-63), dies

1574 – Selim II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1524)

1677 – Jacob Binckes/Benckes, Dutch admiral (Chatham), dies in battle

1685 – John Pell, English mathematician (b. 1610)

1751 – Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, English statesman and philosopher (b. 1678)

1754 – Wu Jingzi, Chinese writer (b. 1701)

1777 – Albrecht von Haller, Swiss physician/biologist/author, dies at 69

1790 – Mikhail Shcherbatov, Russian philosopher and writer (b. 1733)

1880 – Michel Chasles, French mathematician (geometry), dies at 83

1889 – Viktor Bunyakovsky, Russian mathematician (b. 1804)

1914 – Watkins Lewis, black man, lynched in Shrevport La

1934 – Thorleif Haug, Norwegian Nordic skier (b. 1894)

1939 – Douglas Fairbanks, actor (Zorro, 3 Musketeers, Robin Hood), dies at 56

1951 – Mildred Bailey, American jazz singer (b. 1907)

1965 – Johnny Lee, actor (Calhoun-Amos ‘n’ Andy), dies at 67

1968 – Tallulah Bankhead, actress (All Star Revue), dies of pneumonia at 65

1971 – David Sarnoff, US TV pioneer (RCA), dies at 80

1971 – Frank Wolff, actor (Erotic Illusion, Last Gun), suicide at 43

1971 – Jack Barnhill, Northern Ireland senator, assassinated

1976 – Jack Cassidy, actor (Oscar/Jetman-He & She), dies at 49

 

 

 

1978 – Clifton ChenierUS accordionist (Bayou Blues), dies at 53

 

Louisiana Blues

I’m A Hog For You

Bon Ton Roulet

Tighten Up Zydeco

 

 

 

 

1985 – Anne Baxter, actress (Myra-Marcus Welby, Victoria-Hotel), dies at 62

1985 – Ian Stewart, keyboardist/road mgr (Rolling Stones), dies at 47

1988 – Anthony “Tony Pro” Provenzano, American Mafia figure (b. 1917)

1994 – Stuart Allen Roosa, astronaut (Apollo 14), dies of pancreatitis at 46

1995 – James Altgens, JFK assassination photographer, dies at 76

1995 – Lindsay Oliver John Boynton, furniture historian, dies

1996 – Gerald Ian Lacey, architect/town planner, dies at 70

1996 – Jack Perry, businessman, dies at 81

1996 – Jean-Pierre Guerlain, cosmetics pioneer, dies at 91

1996 – Michael Geoffrey Corcos, medical researcher, dies at 77

1996 – Vance Oakley Packard, writer (Hidden Perseuders), dies at 82

1997 – Yevgeniy Landis, Russian mathematician (b. 1921)

1999 – Paul Cadmus, American artist (b. 1904)

1999 – Joseph Heller, American author (b. 1923)

2003 – Keiko , Killer Whale (b. 1976)

 

 

 

2006 – Peter BoyleAmerican actor (b. 1935)(see UE 10/18 Births)

 

 

 

 

2006 – Kenny Davern, American jazz clarinetist (b. 1935)

2006 – Al Shugart, pioneering American computer engineer and co-founder of Seagate Technology (b. 1930)

2007 – Ike Turner, American singer, former husband of Tina Turner (b. 1931)

2008 – Van Johnson, American actor (b. 1916)

2010 – Tom Walkinshaw, former racing driver and Formula 1 team owner (b. 1946)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

359 – Honoratus, first known Prefect of the City of Constantinople, takes office.

384 – St Damasus I dies and ends his reign as Catholic Pope. Began reign 366

1282 – Llywelyn ab Gruffydd/Llywelyn the Last (b. c.1228), the last native Prince of Wales, is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, south Wales. Reigned from 1259

1477 – Duchess Maria van Bourgondie ends Great Privilegie

1572 – Spanish troops begin siege of Haarlem

1602 – A surprise attack by forces under the command of the Duke of Savoy and his brother-in-law, Philip III of Spain, is repelled by the citizens of Geneva. Commemorations/celebrations on Fête de l’Escalade are usually held on December 11 or the closest weekend.

1620 – 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock (12/21 NS)

1710 – Battle of Villa Viciosa (France beat Habsburgers)

1719 – 1st recorded display of Aurora Borealis in US (New England)

1816 – Indiana becomes 19th state

1844 – 1st dental use of nitrous oxide, Hartford, Ct

1866 – 1st yacht race across Atlantic Ocean

1872 – 1st black US gov took office, Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback (La)

1882 – Boston’s Bijou Theatre, 1st American playhouse lit exclusively by electricity, 1st performance, Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Iolanthe”

1882 – Victorien Sardous “Fedora,” with Sarah Bernhardt, premieres in Paris

1893 – 11 fishing ships wash up at Wadden Sea, 22 killed

1901 – Marconi sends 1st transatlantic radio signal, Cornwall to Newfoundland

1906 – US president Roosevelt attacks abuses in the Congo

1917 – 13 black soldiers hanged for participation in Houston riot

1919 – Boll weevil monument dedicated in Enterprise, Ala

1928 – Buenos Aires police thwart an attempt on Pres-elect Herbert Hoover

1930 – Bank of the United States closes in New York City

1931 – Japan leaves the Golden Standard

1932 – SF’s coldest day (27°F) – it snows

1936 – King Edward VIII marries Mrs Wallis Simpson; abdicates throne, Duke of York becomes King George VI

1938 – NY Giants win NFL championship

1940 – Russian general Zhukov warns of German assault

1941 – Germany & Italy declare war on US

1941 – Japanese attack Wake Island (only failed WW II-landing)

1941 – Japanese occupy Guam

1944 – Surprise attack on House of Keeping Axe, 29 prisoners freed

1946 – Spain suspended from UN

1946 – UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) established (Nobel 1965)

 

 

 

1954 – USS Forrestal christened in Newport NewsVa

 

 

 

 

 

1960 – Black Sunday – Riot in Algiers, 114 die

1960 – Cleveland’s Bernie Parrish sets club record for longest interception return with a 92 yard run

1961 – Adolf Eichmann is found guilty of war crimes, in Israel

1961 – Elvis Presley’s “Blue Hawaii,” album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 20 wks

1961 – JFK provides US miltary helicopters & crews to South Vietnam

1964 – Che Guevara speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. An unknown terrorist fires a mortar shell at the building during the speech.

1966 – Al Nelson sets NFL record returning missed field goal, 100 yards

1967 – People’s front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) established

1967 – SST prototype “Concorde” 1st shown (France)

 

 

 

1971 – The Libertarian Party of the United States is formed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1972 – Astronauts Cernan & Harrison become 11th & 12th on Moon

1975 – 1st class postage rises from 10 cents to 13 cents

 

 

 

1978 – 6 masked men bound 10 employees at Lufthansa cargo area at NY Kennedy Airport & made off with $5.8 M in cash & jewelry

 

 

 

 

 

1979 – Great Britain grants independence to Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)

1981 – Muhammad Ali’s 61st & last fight, losing to Trevor Berbick

1981 – Spacelab I arrives at Kennedy Space Center

1981 – El Mozote massacre: Salvadoran armed forces kill an estimated 900 civilians in an anti-guerrilla campaign during the country’s civil war.(see UE 12/10 Events)

1985 – Computer store owner in Sacramento California killed by package bomb

1985 – Dow Jones closes above 1,500 for 1st time (1,511.70)

1985 – General Electric acquires RCA Corp & its subsidiary, NBC

1990 – 13 die in 83 vehicle accident in Chattanooga Tn I-75, due to fog

1990 – US 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) returns from space

1991 – William Kennedy Smith found not guilty of rape

1992 – Nor’easter storm hits NY, doing $ Billion worth of damage

1994 – Russian troops pull inside Tsjetsjenie

1997 – Fed judge orders Microsoft not to bundle IE4 in Windows

1997 – The Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change opens for signature.

2001 – The People’s Republic of China joins the World Trade Organization.

2005 – Cronulla riots: Thousands of White Australians demonstrate against ethnic violence resulting in a riot against anyone thought to be Lebanese (and many who were not) in Cronulla Sydney. These are followed up by ethnic attacks on Cronulla.

2007 – Two car bombs go off at the Constitutional Court building in Algiers and the United Nations office. An estimated 45 people are killed in the bombings.

2008 – Bernard Madoff arrested and charged with securities fraud in $50 billion Ponzi scheme.

2009 – Tiger Woods announced an indefinite leave from professional golf to focus on his marriage.

2010 – Two explosions occur in a busy shopping district of Stockholm, Sweden, killing one and injuring two others. Officials say the incident is being treated as a terrorist attack.

 

 

 

Births

1465 – Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (d. 1489)

1475 – Pope Leo X, [Giovanni de’ Medici], Florence, Italy (1513-21), (d. 1521)

1566 – Manuel Cardoso, composer

1676 – Johann Georg Weichenberger, composer

 

 

 

1725 – George MasonAmerican statesman (d. 1792)

 

 

 

 

 

1761 – Gian Domenico Romagnosi, Italian physicist (d. 1835)

1781 – David Brewster, Scotland, physicist/inventor (kaleidoscope)

1797 – Hiram Paulding, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1878

1803 – Hector Berlioz, French composer (d. 1869)

1836 – Jan Boissevain, Dutch politician/ship owner

1838 – Emil Rathenau, German industrialist (AEG)

1840 – Kemal Bey, Turkey, poet/author (Fatherland-1872)

 

 

 

1843 – Robert KochGerman bacteriologist (TBcholeraNobel 1905)

 

 

 

 

 

1863 – Annie Jump Cannon, US, stellar spectroscopist (Harvard-classification)

1873 – Josip Plemelj, Slovenian mathematician (d. 1967)

1882 – Fiorello La Guardia, (Mayor-R-NYC, 1933-45)

1882 – Max Born, Germany, physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1954)

1882 – Subramanya Bharathy, Indian poet (d. 1921)

1889 – Walter Knott, American farmer (d. 1981)

1904 – Marge, American cartoonist (d 1993)

1909 – John Wyer, English sports car racing team manager (d.1989)

1913 – Carlo Ponti, Milan Italy, married to Sophia Loren/director (2 Women)

1913 – Jean Marais, Cherbourgh France, actor (Donkey Skin, Orpheus)

1918 – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Kislovodsk, Russia, writer (Cancer Ward, Nobel 1970), (d. 2008)

1919 – Marie Windsor, [Emily Marie Bertelson], Utah, American actress (Double Deal)

1922 – Grace Paley, writer (1970 Arts & Letters Award)

1925 – Paul Greengard, American neuroscientist, Nobel laureate

 

 

 

1926 – Big Mama Thorntonblues singer (Ball & ChainStronger than Dirt)

 

Big Mama Thornton, John Lee Hooker, Big Walter Horton & Dr Ross

They Call Me Big Mama

 

1927 – Stein Eriksen, Norway, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1952)

1927 – John Buscema, American comics artist (d. 2002)

1930 – Jean-Louis Trintignant, France, actor/director (Man & a Woman, Z)

1931 – Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, leader B-sect/guru of rich

1931 – Rita Moreno, [Rosita Dolores Alverío], Humacao, Puerto Rico, singer, dancer and actress (West Side Story)

1935 – Femke Boersma, Dutch actress (Verjaring, Pastorale 1943)

1935 – Ron Carey, American actor (d. 2007)

 

 

 

1938 – McCoy TynerAmerican jazz pianist

 

McCoy Tyner with Stanley Clarke & Roland Kirk

Monk’s Dream

The McCoy Tyner Trio on Later With Jools Holland

 

 

 

 

1939 – David Gates, Tulsa Ok, rock vocalist (Bread-Baby I’m A Want You)

1940 – Donna Mills, Chicago, Illinois, American actress (Knots Landing, Incident)

 

 

 

1944 – Brenda Lee, [Brenda Mae Tarpley], Lithonia Gasinger (I’m Sorry)

 

All Alone Am I

Sweet Nothin’s

Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree

Dynamite

 

 

 

 

1944 – Lynda Day George, San Marcos Tx, actress (Casey-Mission Impossible)

1946 – Teri Garr, Lakewood Ohio, actress (Mr Mom, Young Frankenstein)

1950 – Christine Onassis, [Andreadis], NYC, Aristotle’s daughter(d. 1988)

1951 – Robert Cochran, Claremont Vt, skier (Olympics-1972)

1952 – Susan Seidelman, director (Desperately Seeking Susan)

1953 – Bess Armstrong, Balt Md, actress (Julia-On Our Own, 4 Seasons, Jaws)

1953 – Ken Wahl, actor (Wanderers, Wise Guys)

1954 – Jermaine Jackson, Gary Indiana, singer (Jackson 5-ABC)

1954 – Guðlaugur Kristinn Óttarsson, Icelandic engineer

1958 – Nikki Sixx, American musician (Mötley Crüe)

1959 – Lisa Gastineau, American reality show star

1962 – Kim Linehan, swimmer (1979 1500m World record)

1964 – Justin Currie, Scottish rock vocalist/bassist (Del Amitri)

1964 – John Mark Karr, American who claimed involvement in JonBenét Ramsey case

1965 – Laurie Carr, Dallas Tx, playmate (Dec, 1986)

1966 – Terry Sharpe, rocker (The Adventures, Starjets-Starjets)

1967 – Davidson Matyczuk, Thunder Bay Ont, golfer (Thunder Bay-1986, 87)

1967 – Katy Steding, Lake Oswego Oregon, basketball forward (Oly-gold-96)

1967 – DJ Yella, American DJ and music producer (N.W.A)

1969 – Vishwanathan Anand, Indian chess grandmaster

1970 – Victoria Fuller, Santa Barbara California, playmate (Jan, 1996)

1971 – Cedric Ihalauw, soccer player (Roda JC)

1973 – Luke Casserly, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics-96)

1975 – Gerben de Knegt, Dutch cyclist

1981 – Nikki Benz, Ukraine-born Canadian  actress

1982 – Pablo Pérez Companc, Argentine racing driver

1987 – Natalia Gordienko, Moldovan singer and dancer

1988 – Murugan Thiruchelvam, English chess prodigy

1993 – Gina Miele, American singer and actress

 

 

 

Deaths

711 – Justitianus II, emperor of Byzantium, dies at about 42

1121 – Al-Afdal Shahanshah, Caliph of Egypt (b. 1066)

1282 – Michael VIII, Paleologus, Byzantine emperor (1259-82), dies

1524 – Henry Van Zutphen, Dutch protestant martyr, burned at stake

1595 – Philip III van Croij, prince of Chimay/general, dies at 69

1610 – Forges Dimitri 2, czar of Russia, murdered

1694 – Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke of Parma (b. 1630)

1718 – Charles XII, King of Sweden (1697-1718), shot dead invading Norway at Fortress of Fredriksten

1748 – Ewald G von Kleist, German lawyer/inventor of condensator, dies at 55

1756 – Theodor A Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer/king, dies

1797 – Richard Brocklesby, English physician (b. 1722)

1872 – Kamehameha V, Hawaiian king (b. 1830)

 

 

 

1880 – Oliver Fisher WinchesterAmerican businessman and politician (b. 1810)(see UE 11/30 Births)

 

 

 

 

 

1899 – Andrew Wauchope, British Major-General, dies in Battle of Magersfontein in the Boer war, South Africa. Another British Major, The Marquess of Winchester also killed.

1902 – Matthias Hohner, German manufacturer (harmonica), dies at 68

1930 – Friedrich von Bernhardi, German war theorist/historian, dies at 81

1941 – John Gillespie Magee, Jr., American poet and aviator (b. 1922)

1941 – Charles Émile Picard, French mathematician (b. 1856)

1945 – Charles Fabry, French physicist (b. 1867)

1950 – Leslie Comrie, New Zealand astronomer (b. 1893)

1964 – Percy Kilbride, actor (Ma & Pa Kettle), dies at 76

 

 

 

1964 – Sam Cookerock vocalistshot to death at 29

 

You Send Me

Another Saturday Night

 

 

 

1975 – Lee Wiley, American jazz singer (b. 1908)

1978 – Vincent du Vigneaud, American chemist and Nobel laureate (b. 1901)

1983 – Sir Neil Ritchie, British General (b. 1897)

1989 – Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American photographer (b. 1895)

1990 – Fernand J Collin, Belgian economist/banker, dies at 92

1991 – Headman Tshabala, musician (Ladysmith Black Mambazo), slain at 44

1992 – Vilma Banky, silent film actress (Eagle, Rebel), dies at about 90

1994 – Stanislaw Maczek, Polish/British general-major (WW II), dies at 102

1994 – Philip Phillips, American archaeologist (b. 1900)

1996 – Herbert Sally Frankel, economist, dies at 93

1996 – Robert Bromston Thesiger Daniell, soldier, dies at 95

 

 

 

1996 – W G G Duncan-Smithfighter pilotdies at 82

 

 

 

 

 

1997 – Kenneth WIlliam Gatland, aerospace scientist, dies at 73

1998 – André Lichnerowicz, Polish-French physicist (b. 1915)

1998 – Lynn Strait, American singer (Snot) (b. 1968)

2006 – Elizabeth Bolden, American, oldest verified person in the world at the time of her death (b. 1890)

2007 – Grace Paley, American writer (b. 1922)

2007 – Ashleigh Aston Moore, Canadian Actress (b. 1981)

2008 – Bettie Page, American model (b. 1923)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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All I Want For Christmas Is You – Marist Remake

 

 

 

Published on Dec 4, 2014

” Happy Holidays from the Leo Hall Ground Floor!

  I do not own the rights to this song
All credit goes to Mariah Carey

Watch the original here!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXQVi… 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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