Category: Education


Today In The Past

 

 

Events

498 - St Symmachus begins his reign as Pope replacing Anastasius II

845 - 845 : the first King of all Brittany, Nominoe defeats the Frankish king Charles the Bald at the Battle of Ballon near Redon.

1221 - Frederik II Hohenstaufen crowned Roman-German Emperor

1346 - Street fights in Utrecht, Hollandsgezinde Gunterlingen statements

 

 

 

1497 - Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounds Cape of Good Hope

 

 

 

 

 

1574 - Discovery of the Juan Fernández Islands off Chile.

1675 - English king Charles II adjourns parliament

1714 - King Karel XII leaves Turkish captivity to return to Sweden

 

 

 

1718 - Off the coast of North CarolinaBritish pirate Edward Teach (“Blackbeard”is killed in battle with a boarding party led by Lieutenant Robert Maynard

 

 

 

 

 

1794 - Strasbourg Alsace-Lorraine, prohibits circumcision & wearing of beards

1809 - Peregrine Williamson of Baltimore patents a steel pen

1842 - Mount St Helens in Washington, erupts

1861 - Battle of Ft McRee, FL

 

 

 

1864 - American Civil War Battle at GriswoldvilleGeorgiaends after 650 casualties

 

 

 

 

 

1864 - Union General O Howard orders plunderers, shot to death

1872 - Franz Grillparzer’s “Die Judin von Toledo,” premieres in Prague

1884 - T Thomas Fortune starts NY Freeman (NY Age) newspaper

1886 - Victoria Street Cable Tram route begins in Melbourne, Australia

1898 - Opera “Iris” premieres (Rome)

1899 - -23] Battle at Willow Grange, Natal (British vs Boer army)

1910 - Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs

1914 - Ypres Belgium burned by German bombing

1919 - Labor conference committee in US urges 8-hour work day & 48-hour week

1925 - Red Grange signs with Chicago Bears directly out of college

1926 - Imperial Conference ends-giving autonomy inside Brit Commonwealth

1927 - 1st snowmobile patent granted to Carl Eliason (Sayner Wisc)

1928 - “Bolero” by Maurice Ravel, 1st performed publicly (Paris)

1930 - Elijah Muhammad forms Nation of Islam in Detroit

1932 - Pump patented that computes quantity & price delivered

1934 - “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” 1st heard on Eddie Cantor’s show

 

 

 

1935 - China Clipper (flying boattook off from Alameda, Californiacarrying 100,000 pieces of mail on 1st trans-Pacific airmail flight

 

 

 

 

 

1940 - 500 students in Delft demonstrate against nazis

1941 - British cruiser Devonshire sinks German sub Atlantis

1941 - NZ troops conquer Ft Capuzzo Libya

1942 - Gen-major Rodins 26th Pantser corp recaptures Ostrov

1942 - Hitler orders Rommels African corps to fight to last man

1943 - FDR, Churchill & Chiang Kai-shek meet to discuss ways to defeat Japan

1943 - RAF begins air bombing of Berlin

1943 - US troops land on Abemada, Gilbert Island

1944 - Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry occupies Hoven at Geilenkirchen

1950 - 7,021 see lowest NBA score, Ft Wayne Pistons 19, Minneapolis Lakers 18

1950 - 79 die in a train crash in Richmond Hills NY

1954 - Humane Society forms

1955 - RCA Victor’s best investment paying $25,000 to Sun Records & Sam Philips for rights to Elvis Presley, a truck driver from Tupelo Miss

1957 - Miles Davis Quintet debuts a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in NY

1957 - Simon & Garfunkel appear on “American Bandstand” as “Tom & Jerry”

1961 - Frank Robinson is 1st to win MVPs in both major leagues

1961 - St Louis Hawk Bob Pettit sets NBA record, hitting 19 of 19 free throws

1961 - Producers Albert Broccoli & Harry Saltzman announce expensive publicity campaign to make Sean Connery (James Bond) a star

 

 

 

1963 - American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in DallasTexas

 

 

 

 

 

1965 - Muhammad Ali TKOs Floyd Patterson in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1967 - BBC unofficially bans “I Am the Walrus” by Beatles

1967 - Silver hits record $2.17 an ounce in New York

1968 - 1st interracial TV kiss (Star Trek-Kirk & Uhura)

1968 - Beatles release “Beatles,” (White Album) their only double album

1972 - US ends 22 year travel ban to China

1976 - Comic strip “Cathy,” by Cathy Guisewhite, de1

1977 - Regular Concorde passenger service between NY & Europe begins

1977 - First three nodes of the ARPAnet are connected, in what would eventually become the Internet.

1981 - SD Charger Dan Fouts passes for 6 touchdowns vs Oakland (55-21)

1985 - Largest swearing-in ceremony, 38,648 immigrants become US citizens

1986 - Mike Tyson KOs Trevor Berbick in 2 for heavyweight WBC boxing title

1986 - Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton, became 13th NHLer to score 500 goals

1987 - Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.

1989 - Conjunction of Venus, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, Saturn & Moon

1989 - Kirby Pucket signs record $3,000,000 per year Minnesota Twins contract

1989 - US 63rd manned space mission STS 33 (Discovery 9) launches into orbit

1989 - Eastern Airlines pilots & flight attendants end their strike, but most are not rehired

 

 

 

1990 - Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister

 

 

 

 

 

1992 - Sandra Volker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.57 sec)

1995 - Rosemary West, found guilty in England, of killing 10 women

1995 - Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.

2002 - In Nigeria, more than 100 people are killed at an attack aimed at the contestants of the Miss World contest.

2004 - The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine, resulting from the presidential elections.

2005 - Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.

2008 - YouTube hosts the largest ever live broadcast, YouTube Live.

Births

1458 - Jacob Obrecht, Dutch composer (d. 1505)

1511 - Erasmus Reinhold, Germany, mathematician (calculated planetary table)

1635 - Francis Willughby, English biologist (d. 1672)

1643 - René R Cavelier sieur de La Salle, French explorer

1767 - Andreas Hofer, Tirol nationalist

1805 - Benjamin Hugur, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1877

1808 - Thomas Cook, founder (Cook travel bureau)

1818 - Samuel Gibbs French, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1910

1819 - George Eliot, [Mary A Evans], England, author (Silas Marner)

1823 - Nathan Kimball, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1898

1832 - George Henry Chapman, Bvt Maj Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1882

1835 - Frank Crawford Armstrong, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)

1849 - Friedrich von Bernhardi, German historian (Germany & the Next War)

1868 - John Nance Garner, (D) 32nd VP (1933-41)

1877 - Joan Gamper, Swiss-born businessman and founder of FC Barcelona (d. 1930)

1884 - Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, Pakistani biographer of Muhammad (d. 1953)

1888 - Tarzan, of the Apes, according to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ novel

1890 - Charles de Gaulle, Lille, France, President of France (1958-69), (d. 1970)

1893 - Harley J. Earl, American automobile designer (d. 1969)

1897 - Paul Oswald Ahnert, German astronomer (d. 1989)

1898 - Wiley Post, Grand Plain Tx, aviator/parachutist (crashed in Alaska)

1899 - Hoagy Carmichael, Bloomington Ind, actor/songwriter (Stardust)

1903 - Herbert Sally Frankel, economist

1904 - Roland Winters, Boston Mass, actor (Mama, Smothers Brothers)

1905 - James Burnham, philosopher (Coming Defeat of Communism)

1909 - Theodorus H J Zwartkruis, Bishop of Haarlem Netherlands (1966-83)

1909 - Mikhail Mil, Russian aviation designer (d. 1970)

1912 - Doris Duke, NYC, multi-millionaire (American Tobacco heiress)

1912 - Eric Stuart Woord, archaeologist

1913 - Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, first female Philippine Supreme Court Justice (d. 2006)

1914 - Peter Woolridge Townsend, war hero courtier writer

1919 - Wilfred Norman Aldridge, biochemist/toxicologist

 

 

 

1921 - Rodney Dangerfield, [John Cohen], Babylon NY, comedian (Caddyshack)(see UE 10/05 Deaths)

 

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1923 - Arthur Hiller, director (Love Story)

1924 - Geraldine Page, Kirksville Mo (Interiors, Trip to Bountiful)

1928 - Juno Stover-Irwin, US, diver (Olympic-silver-1956)

1928 - Pat Smythe, England, equestrian jumper (Olympic-bronze-1956)

1930 - Owen Kay Garriott, Enid Oklahoma, astronaut (Skylab 3, STS 9)

1932 - Robert Vaughn, NYC, actor (Napolean Solo-Man from UNCLE, I Spy)

1935 - Ludmila Belousova Protopopov, USSR, pairs skater (Oly-gold-1964, 68)

1937 - Zenon Jankowski, Poland cosmonaut (Soyuz 30 backup)

1938 - Henry C. Lee, Chinese-born American criminologist

1939 - Allen Garfield, Newark NJ, actor (Candidate, Beverly Hills Cop II)

1939 - Tom West, American astrophysicist

 

 

 

1940 - Terry GilliamMinneapoliscomedy author-animator (Monty Python)

 

 

 

 

 

1941 - Ron McClure, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)

1941 - Jesse Colin Young, American musician

1942 - Guion Steward Bluford Jr, Phila, Col USAF/astr (STS 8, 61A, 39, 53)

1943 - Billie Jean King, Long Beach California, American tennis pro (Wimbledon 1968, 72, 73, 75)

1943 - Peter Adair, American filmmaker

1946 - Aston Barrett, Jamaican reggae bassist (I Shot the Sheriff)

1947 - Rod Price, rocker (Foghat)

1949 - Richard Carmona, Surgeon General of the United States

1949 - David Pietrusza, American baseball historian

1950 - [Ma]Tina Weymouth, Coronado CA, rock bassist (Talking Heads-& She Was)

1951 - Kent Nagano, American conductor

1953 - Billy M. Sprague, American rocket scientist

1955 - Sue Novara-Reber, Flint Mich, cyclist (1975 World sprint champ)

1958 - Jamie Lee Curtis, LA California, actress (Anything But Love, Halloween)

1959 - Fabio Parra, Colombian cyclist

 

 

 

1961 - Mariel HemingwayKetchum Idactress (Personal BestCivil Wars)

 

 

 

 

 

1961 - Randal L. Schwartz, American computer programmer

1963 - Corinne Russell, Birmingham England, comedienne (Benny Hill Show)

1963 - Helen Reale, NYC, WPVA volleyballer (Manhattan Beach-7th-1994)

1965 - R Duncan Douglas, NYC, biathelete (Olympics-1994)

1967 - Boris Becker, West Germany, tennis player (Wimbledon 1985, 86, 89)

1967 - Mark Ruffalo, American actor

1968 - Irina Privalova, Russia, 100m/200m/400m runner

1968 - Jonathan Moss, Tenafly NJ, rower (Olympics-1996)

1968 - Rasmus Lerdorf, Greenlandic computer programmer

1969 - Katrin Krabbe, Neubrandenburg German DR, 100m/200m (World Champ 1991)

1970 - Alison Korn, Ottawa Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)

1973 - Brandon Paulsen, Coon Rapids Minn, greco-roman wrestler (Oly-silv-96)

1973 - Michael Murphy, Brisbane QLD Queensland Australia, diver (Olympics-96)

1978 - Magdalena Grzybowska, Poznan Pol, tennis star (1995 Futures Slovakia)

1980 - Shawn Fanning, American Internet entrepreneur (Napster)

1983 - Corey Beaulieu, American guitarist (Trivium)

1984 - Scarlett Johansson, New York City, New York, American actress (The Prestige)

1984 - Kate Ground, Canadian adult internet model

1986 - Oscar Pistorius, South African paralympic athlete

1988 - Suresh Guptara and Jyoti Guptara, British-Indian novelists

 

 

 

Deaths

365 - Felix II, Italian anti-pope, dies after failing to regain position as Pope from Liberius

950 - Lotharius, King of Italy (947-50), dies

1247 - Robin Hood, dies (from “A Lytell Geste of Robyn Hood”)

1286 - Eric V of Denmark, Danish King (b. 1249)

1318 - Mikhail Yaroslavich, Russian prince (b. 1271)

 

 

 

1594 - Martin FrobisherEnglish vice-admiral/explorerdies

 

 

 

 

 

1694 - John Tillotson, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1630)

1697 - Libéral Bruant, French architect (b. 1635)

 

 

 

1773 - Robert CliveEnglish occupier (India), dies at about 48

 

 

 

 

 

1781 - John Ekels, the Old, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist, dies at 57

1782 - John Barueth, vicar/pamphleter, dies

1782 - John de Mol, porcelein manufacturer, dies

1783 - John Hanson, American Continental Congressman (b. 1715)

1794 - John Alsop, American Continental Congressman (b. 1724)

1799 - Baroness van Dorth, orangist, executed

1875 - Henry Wilson, Vice President of the United States (b. 1812)

1896 - George Washington Gale Ferris, inventor (Ferris wheel), dies

1902 - Friedrich A Krupp, cannon manufacturer, commits suicide

1916 - Jack London, author, dies at 40

1917 - Teoberto Maler, German-born explorer (b. 1842)

1919 - Francisco Moreno, Argentine explorer (b. 1852)

1926 - Darvish Khan, Iranian musician (b. 1872)

 

 

 

1941 - Werner MöldersGerman ace fighter pilot (b. 1915)

 

 

 

 

 

1943 - Lorenz Hart, lyricist, dies in NY

1943 - Pietro Alessandro Yon, composer, dies at 57

1944 - Arthur Stanley Eddington, dies

1955 - Shemp Howard, actor (3 Stooges), dies at 60

1963 - Aldous L Huxley, English author (Devils of Loudon), dies at 69

1963 - Bikram Singh, Indies Lt-General (Kashmir), dies

1963 - C S Lewis [Clive Staples], Irish author (Silver Chair), dies at 64

1963 - John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States (1961-63), assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas at 46

1963 - NKD Nanavati, Indies general-major (WW II), dies

1963 - J. D. Tippit, Dallas Police Officer (b. 1924)

1980 - Leonard Barr, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Szysznyk), dies at 77

 

 

 

1980 - Mae Westactress (She Done Him Wrong), dies in Hollywood at 87

 

Come Up And See Me Some Time

 

 

 

 

1980 - Norah McGuinness, Northern Irish painter (b. 1901)

1983 - Michael Conrad, actor (Hill Street Blues), dies of cancer at 58

 

 

 

1986 - Scatman Crothersactor (ShiningZapped), dies at 76

 

 

 

 

 

1988 - Luis Barragán, Mexican architect (b. 1908)

1988 - Paul Vario, U.S. Italian Mafia of the Lucchese Family (b. 1914)

1989 - Rene Muawad, assassinated 17 days after elected president of Lebanon

1989 - C. C. Beck, American cartoonist (b. 1910)

1992 - Sterling Holloway, US actor (Golddiggers of 1933, Batman), dies at 87

1993 - Bill Bixby, actor (My Favorite Martian), dies from cancer at 59

1995 - Ambrose Sam, creole accordionist, dies at 76

1996 - Maria Casares, actress (Orpheus, Rebel Nun), dies at 73

1996 - Terence Daniel Donovan, photographer, dies at 60

1997 - Michael Hutchence, Australian rocker (INXS), commits suicide at 37

1998 - Stu Unger, American poker player (b. 1953)

 

 

 

2000 - Emil ZátopekCzech athlete (b. 1922)

 

 

 

 

 

2001 - Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman, founded Mary Kay Cosmetics (b. 1915)

2001 - Norman Granz, American jazz impresario and producer (b. 1918)

2005 - Bruce Hobbs, American jockey (b. 1920)

2008 - MC Breed, American hip hop artist (b. 1971)

2010 - Frank Fenner, Australian microbiologist (b. 1914)

2011 - Lynn Margulis, American biologist (b. 1938)

2011 - Lana Peters [Svetlana Stalina], Stalin’s daughter, dies at 85

2011 - Paul Motian, American jazz drummer, percussionist and composer, dies at 80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

164 BC - Judas Maccabaeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean familyrestores the Temple in JerusalemThis event is commemorated each yeaby the festival of Hanukkah.

 

 

 

 

 

235 - St Anterus begins his reign as Catholic Pope

695 - Pope Sergius names Willibrord as Archbishop Clemens of Friezen

1272 - Following Henry III of England’s death on November 16, his son Prince Edward becomes King of England.

1317 - Frederik of Sierck/Zyrick becomes bishop of Utrecht

1492 - Pinta under Martin A Pinzon separates from Columbus’s fleet

1620 - Pilgrim Fathers reach America: Provincetown Harbor, Mass

1620 - Mayflower Compact signed by Pilgrims in Cape Cod, [O.S. Nov 11]

1654 - Richard Johnson, a free black, granted 550 acres in Virginia

 

 

 

1759 - Battle at MaxenPrussian army surrenders to Austrians

 

 

 

 

 

1783 - Pilstre de Rozier & Marquis d’Arlandes make 1st free balloon flight

 

 

 

1787 - Andrew Jackson admitted to bar

 

 

 

 

 

1789 - North Carolina ratifies constitution, becomes 12th US state

1791 - Colonel Napoléon Bonaparte is promoted to full general and appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the French Republic.

1794 - Honolulu Harbor discovered

1806 - Decree of Berlin: Emperor Napoleon I bans all trade with England

1813 - Stettin surrenders to allied armies

1818 - Russia’s Czar Alexander I petitions for a Jewish state in Palestine

1837 - Thomas Morris of Australia skips rope 22,806 times

1847 - Steamer “Phoenix” is lost on Lake Michigan, kills 200

1852 - Duke U, founded in 1838 as Union Institute chartered as Normal College

1864 - -22] Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia

1871 - Moses F Gale patents a cigar lighter (NYC)

1871 - The 1st human cannonball, Emilio Onra, is shot

1876 - Skirmish between HM Stanley’s expedition & natives

1906 - China prohibits opium trade

1916 - HMHS Britannic sinks in the Aegean Sea after a mine explodes, killing 30 people.

1918 - 2 German ammunition trains explode in Hamont Belgium, 1,750 die

1918 - Polish soldiers organize a pogrom against Jews of Galicia Poland

1922 - Rebecca L Felton (Ga) sworn in as 1st female US Senator

1925 - Red Grange plays final Univ of Illinois game, signs with Chicago Bears

1933 - 1st US ambassador to USSR, W.C. Bullitt, begins service

1934 - “Uiver” returns from Schiphol in London-Melbourne air race

1934 - NY Yankees buy Joe DiMaggio from SF Seals (Pacific Coast League)

1935 - 1st commercial crossing of Pacific by plane (China Clipper)

1945 - General Motors workers go on strike

 

 

 

1953 - “Piltdown Man,” discovered in 1912 proved to be a hoax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1953 - Authorities at the British Natural History Museum announce that the “Piltdown Man” skull, held to be one of the most famous fossil skulls in the world, was a hoax.

1959 - Jack Benny (violin) & Richard Nixon (piano) play their famed duet

1962 - The Chinese People’s Liberation Army declares a unilateral cease-fire in the Sino-Indian War.

 

 

 

1964 - World’s longest suspension bridge “Verrazano Narrows” opens (NYC)

 

 

 

 

 

1965 - 1st freighter arrives in Ashdod Port Israel

1967 - Phillip & Jay Kunz fly a kite a record 28,000 feet

1967 - Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland tells news reporters: “I am absolutely certain that whereas in 1965 the enemy was winning, today he is certainly losing.”

1971 - Indian troops partly aided by Mukti Bahini (Bengali guerrillas) defeat the Pakistan army in the Battle of Garibpur.

1972 - Red Sox Carlton Fisk wins AL Rookie of Year, Mets Jon Matlack wins NL

1973 - Pete Rose wins NL MVP

1973 - Pres Nixon’s attorney, J Fred Buzhardt, reveals presence of 18½ minute gap in a White House tape recording related to Watergate

1974 - Freedom of Information Act passed by Congress over Pres Ford’s veto

1977 - 1st flight of Concorde (London to New York)

1979 - Crowd at Islamabad, Pakistan attack US embassy, 1 dies

1980 - Dallas’ “Who Shot JR?” episode (Kristen) gets a 53.3 rating (83 mill)

 

 

 

1980 - Fire at MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas kills 84

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981 - 400,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against cruise missiles

1981 - Olivia Newton-John’s “Physical,” single goes #1 & stays for 10 weeks

1987 - Horse Racing Breeders’ Cup Champs: Epitome, Ferdinand, Miesque, Sacahuista, Success Express, Theatrica, Very Subtle at Hollywood

1989 - Law banning smoking on most domestic flights signed by Pres Bush

1989 - TV cameras permitted in British House of Commons

1990 - Michael Milken is sentenced to 10 years for security law violations

1992 - Jan Karlsson swims world record 50m butterfly (23.80 sec)

1992 - Jani Sievinen swims world record 100m medley (53.78 sec)

1992 - Louise Karlsson swims world record 50m freestyle (31.19 sec)

1992 - Oregon Sen Bob Packwood issues apology for unwelcome sexual advances

1993 - Neo-fascists MSI win 36% of municipal elections in Rome

1995 - Dow Jones closes above 5,000 for 1st time

1995 - Israel grants jailed US spy Jason Pollard, citizenship

1996 - A propane explosion at the Humberto Vidal shoe store and office building in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 33.

2002 - NATO invites Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members.

2004 - The island of Dominica is hit by the most destructive earthquake in its history. The northern half of the island receives the most damage, especially the town of Portsmouth. It is also felt in neighboring Guadeloupe, where one person is killed as a result.

2004 - The Paris Club agrees to write off 80% (up to $100 billion) of Iraq’s external debt.

2006 - Anti-Syrian Lebanese Minister and MP Pierre Gemayel is assassinated in suburban Beirut.

 

 

 

Births

1495 - John Bale, England, bishop/anti-catholic playwright (Kynge Johan)

1561 - Carolus Scribani, Italian/Flemish jesuit/author

1567 - Anne de Xainctonge, French saint (d. 1621)

1637 - Catharina Questiers, Dutch poetess (Friend of Abandoned Child)

 

 

 

1694 - Voltaire, [Francois-Marie Arouet], France, writer, essayistphilosopher and playwright (Candide) (d. 1778)

 

 

 

 

 

1729 - Josiah Bartlett, US physician/judge/signer (Decl of Independence)

1768 - Friedrich Schleiermacher, German theologist/philosopher

1785 - William Beaumont, Lebanon, Connecticut, surgeon (Father of gastric physiology), (d. 1853)

 

 

 

1787 - Samuel Cunardfounder (1st regular Atlantic steamship line)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1811 - Zeng Guofan, Chinese military (d. 1872)

1817 - Richard Brooke Garnett, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863

1828 - William McComb, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1918

1831 - John Franklin Miller, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1886

1834 - Henrietta (Hetty) Green,New Bedford, Massachusetts, financier (Witch of Wall Street), (d. 1916)

1834 - Joseph Jackson Bartlett, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1893

 

 

 

1860 - Tom HornAmerican gunman (d. 1903)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1867 - Vladimir N Ipatiev, Russian chemist

1898 - René Magritte, Belgian surrealistic painter (This is Not a Pipe)

 

 

 

1904 - Coleman Hawkinsvirtually created tenor saxophone for jazz

 

After Midnight

Body and Soul

Lover Man

Dickie’s Dream with Count Basie , Ben Webster , Gerry Mulligan

 

 

 

 

1916 - Sid Luckman, NFL QB (Chicago Bears)

1920 - Ralph Meeker, Minneapolis MN, actor (Anderson Tapes, Night Stalker)

1920 - Stan Musial, outfielder (St Louis Cardinal, 7 times NL bat champ)

1922 - Abe Lemons, American basketball coach

1924 - Christopher Tolkien, British author

1927 - Joseph Campanella, NYC, actor (Dr Steffen-The Nurses, Lou-Mannix)

1927 - Georgia Frontiere, co-owner of the St. Louis Rams (d. 2008)

1929 - Marilyn French, US author (The Women’s Room)

1932 - Jim Ringo, NFL center (Green Bay, Philadelphia)

1933 - Frank Brake, English multi-millionaire

1933 - Henry Hartsfield Jr, Birmingham Ala, astro (STS-4, STS 41-D, STS 61A)

1933 - Jean Shepard, Pauls Valley Oklahoma, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)

1933 - Joseph Campanella, American actor

1937 - Marlo Thomas, [Mrs Phil Donahue], Detroit Mich (That Girl!, Jenny)

 

 

 

1940 - Dr John, [Rebennack], New Orleans Lavocalist (I Was in Right Place)

 

Such a Night

“There Must Be A Better World Somewhere”

Didn’t He Ramble ; Closer Walk With Thee

Goodnight Irene

 

 

 

 

1940 - Natalia Makarova, Leningrad, ballerina (Kirov)/defected 1970

1940 - Richard Marcinko, American author

1941 - Juliet Mills, London England, actress (Nanny & the Professor, QB VII)

 

 

 

1942 - Tweety Birdcartoon character

 

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1942 - Afa Anoa’i, Samoan/American wrestler

 

 

 

1943 - Larry MahanOregonrodeo champ (1967-70)

 

 

 

 

 

1943 - Phil Bredesen, American politician

1943 - Viktor Sidjak, Russian fencer

1943 - Jacques Laffite, French former racing driver

1944 - Earl “the Pearl” Monroe, Phila Pa, NBA Guard (NY Knicks, Balt Bullets)

1944 - Harold Ramis, Chicago IL, actor/director (SCTV, Stripes)

 

 

 

1945 - Goldie HawnTakoma Park Mdactress (Laugh-inPrivate Benjamin)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1948 - Lonnie Jordan, San Diego Ca, rock keyboardist/vocalist (War)

1948 - George Zimmer, American entrepreneur

1948 - Alphonse Mouzon, American jazzist

1950 - Alberto Juantorena, Cuba, 400m dash (Olympic-gold-1976)

1950 - Livingston Taylor, Boston, rocker (I Will be in Love With You)

1952 - Deborah Shelton, Wash DC, actress (Dallas, Ocean Kill, Body Double)

1952 - Eamonn Coghlan, Ireland, 1500m runner (Oly-4th-76)

1952 - Lorna Luft, Scarsdale NY, singer/actress (Where the Boys Are-1980)

1953 - Tina Brown, journalist publisher (New Yorker, Tattler)

1957 - Jim Brown, rocker (UB40-Red Red Wine)

1958 - Evert van Benthem, Dutch skater (11 Cities Skating Race, 1985, 86)

1962 - Sabine Busch, German athlete

1963 - Nicollette Sheridan, Worthing England, actress (Paige-Knots Landing)

1965 - Bjork, Iceland, singer (Like Someone in Love)

1966 - Troy Aikman, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys – Superbowl 1992)

1967 - Toshihiko Koga, Japanese Judoka

1968 - Antonio Tarver, Orlando Fla, light heavyweight boxer (Olympics-br-96)

1969 - Ken Griffy Jr, centerfielder (Seattle Mariners, MVP 1997)

1971 - Michael Strahan, NFL defensive end (NY Giants)

1972 - Rain Phoenix, American singer/actress

1974 - Casey Patton, London Ontario, boxer (Olympics-96)

1975 - Chris Moneymaker, American poker player

1976 - Daniel Whiston, British ice skater

1980 - Danielle Hartsell, Ann Arbor Mich, pairs skater (& Steve Hartsell)

1982 - Georgios Kalogiannidis, Greek archer

1982 - Ryan Starr, American singer

1984 - Álvaro Bautista, Spanish motorcycle racer

1984 - Jena Malone, American Actress

1987 - Brian Douwes, Dutch kickboxer and martial artist

 

 

 

Deaths

496 - Pope Gelasius I, Catholic Pope, of Berber extraction

1361 - Philip I, Duke of Burgundy (plague) (b. 1346)

1481 - Ikkyu Sojun, Zen head of Daitokuji temple, dies in Kyoto, Japan at 87

1555 - Georg Agricola, [Bauer], German mineralogist (zinc), dies at 61

1579 - Thomas Gresham, English merchant and financier

1580 - Willem Van Hoorn, baron of Heze, governor of Brussels, executed

1652 - Jan Brożek, Polish mathematician, physician, and astronomer (b. 1585)

1728 - Fjodor M graaf Apraksin, Russian gen-admiral, dies

1875 - Friedrich A Lange, philosopher/socialist (Neo-Kantianism), dies at 67

1881 - Ami Boué, Austrian geologist (b. 1794)

1882 - Sergei G Netsjajev, Russian nihilist, dies at 35

1899 - Garret Augustus Hobart, 24th VP, dies

1922 - Ricardo Flores Magón, Mexican anarchist (b. 1874).

1932 - Vito Pardo, Italian sculptor (Columbus monument Argentina), dies

1941 - Juanita Spellini, first women executed in Calif

 

 

 

1945 - Robert BenchleyUS humorist (My 10 years in a quandary), dies at 56

 

 

 

 

 

1953 - Larry Shields, American jazz clarinetist (b. 1893)

1959 - Max Baer, US, heavyweight boxing champ (1934), dies at 49

 

 

 

1963 - Robert Stroud, “bird man of Alcatraz“, dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

1970 - Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1888)

1981 - Harry Von Zell, TV announcer (Burns & Allen), dies at 75

1986 - Jerry Colonna, actor (Jerry Colonna Show), dies at 82

 

 

 

1986 - Dar RobinsonAmerican film stuntman (b. 1947)

 

 

 

 

 

1991 - David “Sonny” Werblin, AFL owner (NY Jets), dies at 81

1993 - Bill Bixby, actor (My Favorite Martian), dies of prostate cancer at 59

1999 - Quentin Crisp, British writer, raconteur and actor (b. 1908)

2002 - Hadda Brooks, American jazz singer, pianist, and composer (b. 1916)

2005 - Alfred Anderson, last Scottish World War I (and Christmas Truce) veteran (b. 1896)

2005 - Hugh Sidey, American journalist (b. 1927)

2006 - Pierre Amine Gemayel, Lebanese Cabinet minister (assassinated) (b. 1972)

 

 

 

2006 - Robert LockwoodJr., American blues guitarist (b. 1915)

 

Sweet Home Chicago

Steady Rollin Man

Kindhearted Woman Blues

Ramblin’ On My Mind

 

 

 

 

2009 - Konstantin Feoktistov, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1926)

2010 - Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, American artist and writer (b. 1917)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Three Wounded In Florida State University Shooting, Gunman Killed

 

 

 

 

 

” A gunman opened fire at a Florida university library, leaving three people wounded before campus police shot him dead early on Thursday, police said.

  Officers confronted the attacker outside Florida State University’s Strozier Library, ordered him to drop his weapon, then shot him dead when he opened fire on them, Tallahassee police said.

  Three people were wounded, police spokesman David Northway told reporters, without giving further details. A nursing supervisor at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare hospital said medics were treating two victims for gunshot wounds.

  Graduate student Alexandra Lauren told CNN that she was in the library at the time of the shooting.

” We heard the gunshots, and then it was in a matter of seconds the entire first floor just seemed to go into chaos,” Lauren said, her voice wavering.

” It was very scary. I’m just more heartbroken than anything else. FSU means a lot to me,” she added. “

 

Thanks to NewsMax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UN Schools Preach “Right Of Return”  , Foster Hatred On Our Dime

 

 

 

 

” WATCH: disturbing footage from inside Palestinian UNRWA schools. Find out what is actually being taught in UNRWA schools – schools that are funded with American and European tax dollars.

How can a generation taught from cradle to grave to hate make peace? “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

284 - Diocletian is proclaimed Roman Emperor by his soldiers in the army of the east

 

 

 

762 - Bögü, Khan of the Uyghursconquers Lo-Yangcapital of the Chinese Empire.

 

 

 

 

 

1194 - Palermo is conquered by Emperor Henry VI.

1272 - Edward I proclaimed King of England

1342 - Pope Clemens VI names John IV of Arkel as bishop of Utrecht

1347 - Coke di Rienzo, later Roman Tribunal, addressess a meeting of on the Capitol during people’s revolt in Rome

1407 - A truce between John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy and Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléans is agreed under the auspices of John, Duke of Berry. Orléans would be assassinated three days later by Burgundy.

1521 - Arabs attribute shortage of water in Jerusalem to Jews making wine

1583 - Duke of Parma conquerors Aalst

1637 - Peter Minuit & 1st Swedish immigrants to Delaware sail from Sweden

1755 - English minister William Pitt Sr resigns

1759 - -22] Battle in Bay of Quiberon, British beat French

1789 - New Jersey is 1st state to ratify Bill of Rights

1815 - 2nd Peace of Paris: France & allies after 2nd defeat and abdication of Napoleon Bonaparte.

 

 

 

1817 - 1st Seminole War begins in Florida

 

 

 

 

 

1861 - Secession ordinance is filed by Kentucky’s Confederate government.

 

 

 

1862 - Confederate armies of Mississippi and Kentucky merge as Army of Tennesseeunder General Braxton Bragg

 

 

 

 

 

1866 - 1st natl convention of Grand Army of Republic (veterans’ org)

1866 - Howard University founded (Washington DC)

1866 - Pierre Lalemont patents rotary crank bicycle

1873 - Rival cities of Buda & Pest unite to form the capital of Hungary

1888 - William Bundy patents timecard clock

1890 - Pope Leo XIII encyclical “On Slavery in the Missions”

1894 - US intervenes in Bluefields, Nicaragua

1902 - Geo Lefevre & Henri Desgrange create Tour de France bicycle race

 

 

 

1910 - Revolution broke out in Mexicoled by Francisco I Madero

 

 

 

 

 

1914 - US State Department starts requiring photographs for passports

1917 - 1st tank battle (Britain breaks through German lines)

1919 - 1st municipally owned airport in US opens (Tucson Az)

1920 - Nobel Peace Prize awarded to US president W Wilson

1923 - Garrett Morgan invents & patents traffic signal

1923 - Rentenmark replaces the Papiermark as the official currency of Germany at the exchange rate of one Rentenmark to One Trillion (One Billion on the long scale) Papiermark

1929 - Salvador Dali’s 1st one-man show

1932 - Earthquake at Uden Netherlands

1938 - 1st documented anti-semitic remarks over US radio (by Father Coughlin)

1940 - German air raid on Birmingham fails

1940 - Hungary joins 3 Power pact

1940 - World War II: Hungary, Romania and Slovakia join the Axis Powers.

1941 - Adm Nomura & Kurusu hands over Japanese last diplomatic note

1941 - German Q/pirate ship Kormoran sinks near Australia

1942 - 26th Russian Armoured Corps recaptures Perelazovski

1942 - British 8th Army recaptures Benghazi, Libya

1942 - Soviet army offensive, 1 million Russians breach German lines

1943 - U-538 sinks in Atlantic Ocean

 

 

 

1943 - US forces land on Tarawa & Makin Atoll in Gilbert Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1944 - 1st Japanse suicide submarine attack (Ulithi Atol, Carolines)

1945 - 24 Nazi leaders put on trial at Nuremberg, Germany

1947 - “Meet the Press” makes network TV debut on NBC

1947 - 1st permanent TV installed on seagoing vessel (New Jersey)

1947 - Future British Queen, Princess Elizabeth marries Prince Philip in Westminster Abbey

1948 - US balloon reaches height of 42.7 km (record)

1949 - Jewish population of Israel reaches 1,000,000

 

 

 

1953 - Scott Crossfield in Douglas Skyrocket1st to break Mach 2 (1,300 MPH)

 

 

 

 

 

1959 - UN adopts Universal Declaration of Children’s Rights

1962 - USSR agrees to remove bombers from Cuba, & US lifts blockade

1966 - Dallas sacks Pittsburgh QBs an NFL record 12 times

1966 - Men in Zurich vote against female suffrage

1967 - At 11 AM, Census Clock at Dept of Commerce ticks past 200 million

1967 - Mets pitcher Tom Seaver (16-12) is named NL Rookie of Year

1969 - Alcatraz Island off SF, is seized by militant Native Americans

1969 - Pele scores his 1,000th soccer goal

1974 - The US files antitrust suit to break-up AT&T

1975 - Ronald Reagan announced candidacy for Rep nomination for president

1977 - Egyptian Pres Sadat became 1st Arab leader to address Israeli Knesset

1979 - Sji’ieten occupies great mosque of Mecca, 100s killed

 

 

 

1980 - Steve Ptacek in Solar Challenger makes 1st solar-powered flight

 

 

 

 

 

1980 - UA withdraws $44 million movie “Heaven’s Gate” for reediting

1981 - Anatoly Karpov, USSR retains world chess championship

1981 - El Salvador guerrilla group FMLN opens “limited offensive”

1982 - Drew Barrymore at age 7 hosts Saturday Night Live

1983 - 100 million watch ABC-TV movie “Day After,” about nuclear war

1984 - McDonald’s made its 50 billionth hamburger

 

 

 

1984 - SETI is founded.

 

 

 

 

 

1985 - Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.

1986 - Afghanistan President Babrak Karmal flees

1986 - UN’s WHO announces 1st global effort to combat AIDS

1990 - Thatcher fails to defeat Heseltine’s bid for party leadership

1992 - Queen Elizabeth’s home Windsor Castle catches fire

1993 - Savings and Loan scandal: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his “dealings” with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.

1994 - The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign the Lusaka Protocol in Zambia, ending 19 years of civil war (localized fighting resumed the next year).

1995 - Princess Di admits she cheated on Prince Charles in a TV interview

1998 - A court in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan declares accused terrorist Osama bin Laden “a man without a sin” in regard to the

1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

1998 - The first module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched.

2003 - After the November 15 bombings, a second day of the 2003 Istanbul Bombings occurs in Istanbul, Turkey, destroying the Turkish head office of HSBC Bank AS and the British consulate.

2008 - After critical failures in the US financial system began to build up after mid-September, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level since 1997.

 

 

 

Births

270 - Maximinus, Roman Emperor (d. 313)

1327 - Bassui Tokusho, Zen founder (Kogakuji monastery in Nakamura Japan)

1602 - Otto von Guericke, inventor (air pump)

1606 - Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian

1620 - Peregrine White, son of Wm & Susanna White, born aboard Mayflower

1625 - Paulus Potter, Dutch painter (d. 1654)

1660 - Daniel Ernst Jablonski, German theologian (d. 1741)

1726 - Oliver Wolcott, (Ct-Gov)/signed Decl of Independence [NS=Dec 1]

1752 - Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Christabel)

1761 - Pius VIII, [Francesco S Castiglioni], Italy, 253rd Pope (1829-30)

1762 - Pierre André Latreille, French entomologist (d. 1833)

1765 - Sir Thomas Fremantle, British naval captain (d. 1819)

1802 - James Lawrence Lardner, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1881

1830 - Patrick Henry Jones, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1900

1836 - John Thomas Croxton, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1874

1841 - Victor D’Hondt, Belgian mathematician (d. 1901)

1858 - Selma Lagerlöf, Mårbacka, Värmland, author and Nobel laureate (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils), (d. 1940)

1871 - William H Kilpatrick, US mathematician/philosopher/educator

1886 - Karl von Frisch, zoologist/bee expert (Nobel 1973)

 

 

 

1889 - Edwin Hubbleastronomer (discoverer of galaxiesred shift)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1891 - Reginald Denny Richmond England, actor (Rebecca, Cat Ballou, Batman)

1892 - James B Collip, Canadian biochemist/physiologist (insulin)

1897 - Lores Bonney, aviator

1900 - Chester Gould, cartoonist (Dick Tracy)

1907 - Fran Allison, LaPorte City Iowa, actress (Kukla, Fran & Ollie)

1908 - Alistair Cooke, Manchester England, TV host (Masterpiece Theatre)

1910 - Willem Jacob van Stockum, Dutch physicist (d. 1944)

1911 - Jean Shiley, US, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1932)

1912 - Otto von Habsburg, Austrian-German nobleman, head of the Habsburg house

1914 - Emilio Pucci, Naples, fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1954)

1916 - Ferdinand AM van der Ham, Dutch WW II resistance fighter

1916 - Judy Canova, Jacksonville Fla, comedienne/actress (Cannonball)

1916 - Robert A Bruce, MD, pioneer (exercise cardiology)

1916 - Evelyn Keyes, American actress

1917 - Max Georg Baumann, composer

1917 - Robert C Byrd, (Sen-D-WV, 1959- )/majority leader

1920 - Gene Tierney, Bkln, actress (Laura, Razor’s Edge, Ghost & Mrs Muir)

1923 - Beryl Sprinkel, Missouri, economist (Council of Economic Advisers)

1923 - Nadine Gordimer, South African author (July’s people, Nobel 1991)

1925 - Robert Francis Kennedy, Brookline, Mass (D-Sen-NY) AG; assassinated

1926 - Kaye Ballard, Cleve Ohio, actress/comedienne (Kaye-Mothers-in-Law)

1926 - Andrzej W. Schally, Polish-born endocrinologist, Nobel laureate

1927 - Estelle Parsons, Lynn Mass, actress (Rachel Rachel, Bonnie & Clyde)

 

 

 

1929 - Dick ClarkMt Vernon NYTV host (American Bandstand), (d. 2012)

 

 

 

 

 

1932 - Richard Dawson, Hampshire England, actor (Hogan’s Heroes, Family Feud), (d. 2012)

1936 - Don DeLillo, American author

1939 - Dick Smothers, NYC, comedian (Smother Brothers’ Show)

1942 - Joseph R Biden Jr, (Sen-D-DE, 1973- )

1942 - Meredith Monk, Lima Peru, choreographer-composer-performing artist

1942 - Norman Greenbaum, Mass, folk singer (Spirit in the Sky)

1943 - Veronica Hamel, Phila, actress (Joyce-Hill St Blues, 79 Park Ave)

1945 - Dan McBride, rocker (Sha Na Na)

 

 

 

1946 - Duane AllmanNashville Tnrock guitarist (Allman Brothers)(see also UE 10/29 Deaths)

 

Whipping Post

Studio Jams 1 thu 6 with Eric Clapton

Dark Star / Spanish Jam 1970 with Grateful Dead

Mean Old World with Eric Clapton

 

 

 

 

1946 - Judy Woodruff, newscaster (McNeil Lehrer Report)

1947 - George Grantham, OK, rock drummer/vocalist (Poco)

 

 

 

1947 - Joe WalshWichita Ksguitarist/rocker (Eagles-Take it Easy)

 

Funk 49

Walk Away

Rocky Mountain Way

Life’s Been Good Live

 

 

 

 

1948 - Richard Masur, NYC, actor (David-One Day at a Time)

1948 - Samuel E Wright, Camden SC, actor (Enos, Ball Four)

 

 

 

1948 - John R. BoltonAmerican ambassador

 

 

 

 

 

1953 - Greg Gibson, Stafford Va, Greco-Roman wrestler (Olympic-silver-1984)

1954 - Frank Marino, Montreal Canada, rock guitarist (Mahogany Rush)

1955 - Timothy Kristian Charles Mace, Great Britain, cosmonaut

 

 

 

1956 - Bo Derek, [Mary Collins], Long Beach Californiaactress (10Tarzan the Ape Man)

 

 

 

 

 

1956 - Mark Gastineau, NFL end (NY Jets, Pro Bowl 1981-85)

1956 - Sergei Gayevich Severin, Russian cosmonaut

1957 - James Brown, British reggae singer/drummer (UB40-Red Red Wine)

1958 - Rickson Gracie, Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist

1959 - Sean Young, Louisville Ky, actress (Dune, Young Doctor in Love)

1961 - Tim Harvey, British racing driver

1963 - Timothy Gowers, British mathematician

1968 - Keith Rucker, NFL defensive tackle (Cin Bengals)

1968 - Ming Na-Wen, actress (ER, One Night Stand, Lien-As the World Turns)

1968 - Richard Clarke, Toronto Ontario, Yachter Finn (Olympics-96)

1969 - Konstantin Semyonov, Israel, Men’s pole vaulter (Oly-11th-1996)

1969 - Richard Dickson Reid, NZ, road race cyclist (Olympics-96)

1972 - Sheema Kalbasi, Iranian born poet

1974 - Drew Ginn, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

1974 - Kirk Reynolds, Outlook Saskatchwan, trap shooter (Olympics-96)

1974 - Marissa Ryan, actress (Elizabeth MacGillis-Major Dad)

1975 - Dierks Bentley, American singer

1976 - Dominique Dawes, Silver Spring Md, gymnast (Olympics-gold/brz-92, 96)

1976 - Elisa Blair, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

 

 

 

1977 - Josh TurnerAmerican  country singer

 

Your Man                                            King of the Road with Randy Travis

Why Don’t We Just Dance                                               Everything Is Fine

Haywire

 

 

 

 

1978 - Nadine Velazquez, American actress and model

1981 - Jilen Siroky, 200m breaststroke (Olympics-96)

1984 - Ferdinando Monfardini, Italian racing driver

1985 - Juan Cruz Álvarez, Argentine racing driver

 

 

 

Deaths

869 - King Edmund of East Anglia

967 - Aboe al-Faradj al-Isfahani, Arabic author (Book of Liederen), dies

1348 - Stefano Colonna, Roman senator, dies in battle against Roman revolutionaries by Porta Tiburtina

1437 - Thomas Langley, bishop of Durham, cardinal and lord chancellor (b. 1363)

1518 - Marmaduke Constable, English soldier

1527 - Wendelmoet “Weyntjen” Claesdochter, 1st Dutch woman burned as heretic

1591 - Christopher Hatton, English politician (b. 1540)

1612 - John Harington, English writer (b. 1561)

1651 - Mikołaj Potocki, Polish soldier (b. 1595)

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

1713 - Thomas Tompion, English clock maker (cylinder tunnel), dies

1764 - Christian Goldbach, German mathematician, dies

1778 - Francesco Cetti, Italian Jesuit scientist (b. 1726)

1856 - Farkas/Wolfgang Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician, dies at 81

1908 - Georgy Voronoy, Russian mathematician (b. 1868)

 

 

 

1910 - Leo TolstoiRussian earl/writer (War & Peace), dies at 82 

 

 

 

 

 

1934 - Willem de Sitter, Dutch scientist (b. 1872)

1936 - Jose A Primo de Rivera y Saenz de Heredia, Spanish Falange, executed

1944 - Sekio Nishina, Japanese inventor (kaiten-suicide submarine), dies at 21

1945 - Francis William Aston, British chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1877)

1952 - Benedetto Croce, Italian philosopher (La Critica), dies at 86

1973 - Allan Sherman, parodist (Camp Granada, Harvey & Sheila), dies at 48

1975 - Francisco Franco, Spanish dictator (1936-75), dies at 82

1985 - Bill Scott, cartoon voice (Mr Peabody, Bullwinkle), dies at 65

1995 - Sergei Grinkov, figure skater (Oly-gold), dies of heart attack at 28

1996 - Bert Geoffrey Achong, electron microscopist, dies at 67

1997 - Robert Palmer, rock critic, dies at 52

2000 - Mike Muuss, American computer programmer (b. 1958)

2003 - Loris Azzaro, French fashion designer (b. 1933)

2004 - David Grierson, Canadian radio host (b. 1955)

2006 - Robert Altman, American film director (b. 1925)

2006 - Zoia Ceauşescu, Romanian mathematician (b. 1950)

2007 - Ian Smith, Prime Minister of Rhodesia (b. 1919)

2008 - Sven Inge, Swedish painter and modern artist (b. 1935)

2009 - Lino Lacedelli, Italian mountaineer (b. 1925)

2010 - Chalmers Johnson, American political scholar and author (b. 1931)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amazing Timelapse Video Tour Of UK Airspace

 

 

 

 

Published on Nov 19, 2014

” Subscribe to BBC News HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog
This timelapse video of flights in and out of the UK provided by National Air Traffic Services shows just how busy the skies above the country are during an average 24 hour period.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

461 - St Hilary begins his reign as Catholic Pope

615 - Pope Deusdedit/Adeodatus I elected to succeed Boniface IV

1367 - League of Cologne goes against Danish king Waldemar IV

1493 - Christopher Columbus discovers Puerto Rico, on his 2nd voyage

1521 - Battle at Milan: Emperor Karel V’s/pontifical/Spanish/German troops beat France & occupy Milan

1620 - Mayflower reaches Cape Cod & explores the coast

1794 - Jay Treaty, 1st US extradition treaty, signed with Great Britain

 

 

 

1805 - Lewis & Clark reach Pacific Ocean, 1st European Americans to cross continent(see UE 9/23)

 

 

 

 

 

1816 - Warsaw University is established.

1824 - Storm causes St Petersburg flood, killing 10,000

1850 - Lord Tennyson becomes British poet laureate

1861 - Julia Ward Howe committed “Battle Hymn of the Republic” to paper

 

 

 

1863 - Lincoln delivers his address in Gettysburg; “4 score & 7 years…

 

 

 

 

 

 

1874 - William Marcy “Boss” Tweedof Tammany Hall (NYCconvicted of defrauding city of $6Msentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment

 

 

 

 

 

1893 - 1st newspaper color supplement (NY World)

1895 - Frederick E Blaisdell patents the pencil

1903 - Carrie Nation attempts to address Senate

1911 - NY receives 1st Marconi wireless transmission from Italy

1916 - Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures (the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers).

1919 - US Senate rejects (55-39) Treaty of Versailles & League of Nations

1926 - British mine strikes after 28 weeks ends

1928 - 1st issue of Time magazine, Japanese Emperor Hirohito on cover

1933 - Women allowed to vote in Spain (helps right wing)

1940 - German air raid on Birmingham fails

1942 - Russia launches winter offensive against Germans along Don front

1943 - U-536 sinks in Atlantic Ocean

1944 - World War II: U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt announces the 6th War Loan Drive, aimed at selling $14 billion USD in war bonds to help pay for the war effort.

 

 

 

1947 - 200″ mirror arrives at Mt Palomar

 

 

 

 

1949 - Prince Rainier III coronation as 30th ruling Prince of Monaco

1950 - US General Eisenhower becomes supreme commander of NATO-Europe

1951 - Roy Campanella named NL MVP on his 30th birthday

 

 

 

1952 - North American F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record1124 KPH

 

 

 

 

 

1953 - US Supreme Court rules (7-2) baseball is a sport not a business

1955 - National Review publishes its first issue.

1961 - Houston George Blanda passes for 7 touchdowns vs NY Titans (49-13)

1962 - Fidel Castro accepts removal of Soviet weapons

1965 - ABC radio begins weekly “Vietnam Update” report

1965 - Kellogg’s Pop Tarts pastries created

1966 - Mad Dog Vachon beats Dick The Bruiser in Omaha, to become NWA champ

1967 - The establishment of TVB, the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong.

 

 

 

1969 - Apollo 12′s Conrad & Bean become 3rd & 4th humans on Moon

 

 

 

 

 

1971 - Ft Wilderness opens

 

 

 

1976 - Patty Hearst is freed on $15 million bail

 

 

 

 

 

1977 - Egyptian Pres Anwar Sadat arrives in Israel

1977 - Libya drops diplomatic relations with Egypt

1979 - Astros sign Nolan Ryan, to record 4 year, $4.5 million contract

1979 - Chuck Berry released from prison on income tax evasion

1980 - CBS TV bans Calvin Klein’s jean ad featuring Brooke Shields

1984 - Liquid gas tank in Mexico City explodes; 334 die

1984 - NY Met Dwight Gooden, 20, is youngest to be named NL Rookie of Year

1985 - Pres Reagan & Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet for 1st time

1990 - Greyhound files reoganization plan so they can be traded publically

1990 - Iraq announces it will free all German hostages

1993 - Algerian Moslem fundamentalists uprising, 27 killed

1995 - CNET lauches http://www.shareware.com

1995 - Suicide bomber blasts into Egyptian embassy in Islamabad, kills 16

1996 - Albert Belle, signs record five-year, $55 million with White Sox

1996 - The case of the Port Arthur massacre comes to trial.

1996 - Lt. Gen. Maurice Baril of Canada arrives in Africa to lead a multi-national policing force in Zaire.

1997 - In Des Moines, Iowa, Bobbi McCaughey gives birth to septuplets in the second known case where all seven babies were born alive. They would go on to become the first set of septuplets to survive infancy, with all seven alive in 2007.

 

 

 

1998 - Vincent van Gogh’s Portrait of the Artist Without Beard sells at auction for $71.5 million USD.

 

 

 

 

 

1998 - Lewinsky scandalThe United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1999 - Shenzhou 1: The People’s Republic of China launches its first Shenzhou spacecraft.

 

 

 

Births

1464 - Emperor Go-Kashiwabara of Japan (d. 1526)

 

 

 

 

 

1597 - Elizabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate, Electress of Bavaria (d. 1660)

1600 - Charles I, king of England (1625-49); executed by Parliament

1600 - Lieuwe van Aitzema, Dutch historian (Matters of State & War)

1722 - Leopold Auenbrugger, Austrian physician (d. 1809)

 

 

 

1752 - George Rogers Clark, frontier military leader in Revolutionary War(see UE 9/23)

 

 

 

 

 

1770 - Albert Bertel Thorvaldsen, Copenhagen Denmark, sculptor (Dying Lion)

 

 

 

1805 - Ferdinand de LessepsFrancediplomat (built Suez Canal)

 

 

 

 

 

1810 - August Willich, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1878

1811 - John Ancrum Winslow, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1873

1827 - Isaac Munroe St John, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1880

 

 

 

1831 - James A GarfieldOhio, gen/(R) 20th Pres (March 4-Sept 191881)

 

 

 

 

 

1834 - Georg H Quincke, German physicist (test of Quincke)

 

 

 

1835 - Fitzhugh LeeMajor General (Confederate Army), died in 1905

 

 

 

 

 

1843 - Richard Avenarius, German philosopher (d. 1896)

1862 - Billy Sunday, American evangelist (d. 1935)

1876 - Tatyana Alexeyevna Afanasyeva, Russian/Dutch mathematician (d. 1964)

1887 - James B. Sumner, American chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate (d. 1955)

1888 - Jose Raul Capablanca, Cuba, world chess champion (1921-27)

1893 - René Voisin, French classical trumpet player (d. 1952)

1894 - Américo Tomás, Portuguese admiral and politician, 14th President of Portugal (d. 1987)

1895 - Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American photographer (d. 1989)

 

 

 

1896 - Georgy ZhukovRussian general (d. 1974)

 

 

 

 

 

1897 - Quentin Roosevelt, son of United States President Theodore Roosevelt (d. 1918)

1898 - Arthur R. von Hippel, German-born physicist (d. 2003)

1899 - Grand Ayatollah Abul-Qassim Khoei, influential Shia Islamic scholar (d. 1992)

1900 - Anton Walbrook, [Adolf Wohlbrook], Vienna Austria, actor (Laura)

1900 - Mikhail Lavrentyev, Russian scientist (d. 1980)

1903 - Fritz Schmidt, German street photographer

1904 - Jacob “Jaap” Nanninga, Dutch painter

1905 - Tommy Dorsey, Mahanoy Plane Pa, orchestra leader (Stage Show, Mahogany)

1909 - Peter Drucker, American management theorist (d. 2005)

1912 - George E Palade, Romanian/US cell biologist (ribosomen, Nobel 1974)

 

 

 

1917 - Indira GandhiAllahabad IndiaIndian PM (1966-771980-84)

 

 

 

 

 

1919 - Alan Young, England, actor (Time Machine, Wilbur Post-Mr Ed)

1919 - George Fenneman, Peking China, TV announcer (You Bet Your Life)

1921 - Roy Campanella, Brooklyn Dodger catcher (NL MVP 1951/53/55) (d. 1993)

1922 - Stanley K Runcorn, British geophysicist (Doctor of Utrecht)

1922 - Yuri Knorozov, Russian epigrapher (d. 1999)

 

 

 

1926 - Jeane J KirkpatrickDuncan OklahomaUS ambassador to UN (R)

 

 

 

 

 

1933 - Larry King, NYC, radio/TV host “143 Arivadechi” (Larry King Show, CNN)

1933 - Jerry Sheindlin, American jurist; husband of Judge Judy Sheindlin

1935 - Jack F Welch Jr, Salem Mass, CEO (GE)

1935 - Rashad Khalifa, Egyptian imam (d. 1990)

1936 - Dick Cavett, Kearney Neb, talk show host (Dick Cavett Show)

1936 - Yuan T. Lee, Taiwanese-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1937 - Ray Collins, rocker (Mothers of Invention)

1938 - Ted Turner, American broadcasting mogul/owns (Atlanta Braves)/won America’s Cup

1939 - Garrick Utley, Chic Ill, newscaster (1st Tuesday, NBC Weekend)

1939 - Warren “Pete” Moore, US singer (Miracles-Tears of a Clown)

1941 - Dan Haggerty, Hollywood California, actor (Grizzly Adams)

1941 - Ivanka Khristova, Bulgaria, shot putter (Olympic-gold-1976)

1941 - Tommy Thompson, former U.S. Governor of Wisconsin

1942 - Calvin Klein, Bronx, NY, fashion designer (Calvin Klein Jeans, CK)

1942 - Sharon Olds, American poet

1943 - Fred Lipsius, NYC, rock pianist/sax (Blood, Sweat & Tears)

1944 - Charlie Coe, rock bassist (Paul Revers & The Raiders)

1949 - Ahmad Rashad, [Bobby Moore], NFL receiver (Minnesota Vikings)/sportscaster

1956 - Eileen Marie Collins, Elmira NY, Mjr USAF/Astronaut (STS 63, 84)

1956 - Ann Curry, American journalist

1957 - George Leary, Newmarket Ontario, trap shooter (Olympics-16-92, 96)

1957 - Otis J Anderson, NFL running back (NY Giants, 1990 Superbowl MVP)

1957 - Robert Beltran, actor (Star Trek Voyager)

1957 - Ofra Haza, Israeli singer (d. 2000)

1960 - Matt Sorum, US pop drummer (Guns n’ Roses, Like a Suicide) [or Nov 2]

1961 - Meg Ryan, Bethel Ct, actress (When Harry Met Sally, As the World Turns)

1962 - Jodie Foster, Bronx NYC, actress (Taxi Driver, Accused)

1963 - Zsuzsanna Jánosi, Hungarian fencer

1964 - Jeni Lidgett, Australian 470 class yachter (Olympics-96)

1965 - Sean Hughes, Irish comedian

1966 - Gail Devers, Seattle Wash, 60m/100m hurdler (Olympics-2 gold-92, 96)

1966 - Rocco DiSpirito, American chef

1968 - Gord Fraser, Ottawa Ontario, road race cyclist (Olympics-96)

1968 - Steven Penn, Brevard NC, team handball center back (Olympics-1996)

1969 - Rod Mapstone, Australian long jumper (Olympics-96)

1970 - Jenni Meno, Pompton Plains NJ, pairs skaters (Olympics-1994)

1971 - Alice Peacock, American folk singer

 

 

 

1971 - Jeremy McGrathAmerican motorcycle racer

 

 

 

 

 

1973 - Daniel Meech, Hastings NZ, equestrian showjumper (Olympics-96)

1973 - Savion Glover, dancer/choreographer (Bring in ‘da Noise)

1973 - Takashi Matsumoto, Japanese photographer and business person

1974 - Orlando Fuentes, Ellsworth AFB SD, half-lightweight judoka (Oly-96)

 

 

 

1977 - Kerri StrugTucson Arizgymnast (Olympics-gold-96)

 

 

 

 

 

1978 - Matt Dusk, Canadian jazz musician / vocalist

1983 - Daria Werbowy, Ukranian-Canadian Supermodel

1983 - Chandra Crawford, Canadian cross-country skier

1997 - Alexis May McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (2)
1997 - Brandon James McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (5)
1997 - Joel Steven McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (7)
1997 - Kelsey Ann McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (4)
1997 - Kenneth Robert McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (1)
1997 - Natalie Sue McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (3)
1997 - Nathaniel Roy McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (6)

 

 

 

Deaths

498 - Anastasius II, Pope (496-8) dies. Referred to by Dante in his Inferno XI, 8-9

1272 - David of Augsburg, Franciscan minister/author, dies

1316 - Jan I, king of France (Nov 15-19 1316), dies

1478 - Emperor Baeda Maryam of Ethiopia (b. 1448)

1557 - Bona Sforza, Queen of Sigismund I of Poland (b. 1494)

 

 

 

1577 - Matsunaga HisahideJapanese warlord (b. 1510)

 

 

 

 

 

1682 - Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Royalist commander in the English Civil War (b. 1619)

1692 - Georg F von Waldeck, German commander-in-chief (Colors), dies

1703 - Man in the Iron Mask, prisoner in Bastille prison in Paris, dies

1798 - Theobald W Tone, Irish nationalist, dies

1804 - Pietro Alessandro Guglieli, Italian opera composer, dies at 75

1822 - Johann Georg Tralles, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1763)

1828 - Franz P Schubert, Austria composer (That Schone Mullerin), dies at 31

1868 - Ivane Andronikashvili, Georgian general (b. 1798)

 

 

 

1887 - Emma LazarusUS poet (“Give us your tired & poor“), dies in NY at 38

 

 

 

 

 

1915 - Joe Hill, Labor leader/songwriter, executed for murder

1923 - French Netscher, author/journalist (In 3rd Chamber), dies at 59

1924 - Lee Stack, British sirdar in Egypt/gov-gen of Sudan, murdered

1931 - Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (b. 1897)

1936 - Buenaventura Durruti, Spanish anarchists army leader, dies in battle

1938 - Lev Shestov, Russian philosopher (b. 1866)

1956 - Francis L Sullivan, actor (Joan of Arc, Winslow Boy), dies at 53

1963 - Carmen Amaya, Spanish flamenco dancer, dies at about 50

 

 

 

1967 - Charles J. WattersUS Army chaplainMedal of Honor recipient (b. 1927)

 

 

 

WATTERS, CHARLES JOSEPH Photo

 

 

 

 

1976 - Sir Basil Spence, British architect (b. 1907)

1983 - Tom Evans, English bass guitarist (Badfinger) (b. 1947)

 

 

 

1985 - Stepin Fetchit, [Lincoln Penny], 1st black stardies of pneumonia 83

 

 

“Forgotten Funny” Documentary

“Big Timers”

 

 

 

 

1988 - Christine Onassis, heiress, dies of heart failure at 37

1990 - Sun Li-jen, Chinese general (b. 1900)

1992 - Dorothy Walker Bush, mother of Pres George Bush, dies at 91

1994 - Julian Symons, Br detective writer (Death’s Darkest Face), dies at 82

1995 - Martha Hill, modern dancer/teacher, dies at 94

1995 - Shirley Bergeron, singer/guitarist, dies at 62

1997 - Christina Corrigan, obese girl (680 lbs), dies at 13

2003 - Ian Geoghegan, Australian racing driver (b. 1940)

2004 - Terry Melcher, American musician and record producer (b. 1942)

2004 - John Robert Vane, British pharmacologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1927)

2007 - Kevin DuBrow, American singer (Quiet Riot) (b. 1955)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

326 - Old St. Peter’s Basilica is consecrated. Stood 4th – 16th century. Replaced by current St Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

794 - Japanese emperor Kammu deallocates residence of Nara to Kioto

1105 - Maginulf elected anti-Pope Silvester I

 

 

 

1307 - William Tell shoots apple off his son’s head

 

 

 

 

 

1421 - Southern sea floods 72 villages, killing estimated 10,000 in Netherlands

1424 - Storm flood ravages Dutch coast

1477 - 1st English printed book “Dictes & Sayengis of the Phylosophers”

1497 - Vasco da Gama reached the Cape of Good Hope

1626 - St. Peter’s Basilica is consecrated. Replaced an earlier basilica. Largest Christian basilica

1686 - Charles Francois Felix operates on King Louis XIV of France’s anal fistula after practicing the surgery on several peasants.

1776 - Hessians capture Ft Lee, NJ

 

 

 

1793 - Louvre officially opens in Paris

 

 

 

 

 

1803 - Battle of Vertieres, in which Haitians defeat French

1805 - 30 women meet at Mrs Silas Lee’s home in Wiscasset Maine, organizes Female Charitable Society, first woman’s club in America

1820 - Antarctica discovered by US Navy Capt Nathaniel B Palmer

1852 - State funeral of Duke of Wellington (London)

1852 - Rose Philippine Duchesne dies in St. Charles, Missouri. She would be canonized July 3, 1988 by Pope John Paul II.

1865 - Mark Twain publishes “Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”

1871 - American suffragette Susan B Anthony arrested after voting on the 5th November in Rochester NY

1874 - National Woman’s Christian Temperance Union organizes in Cleveland

1883 - Standard time zones forms by railroads in US & Canada

1894 - 1st newspaper Sunday color comic section published (NY World)

1894 - 1st comic strip “Origin of a New Species,” by Richard Outcault

1902 - Bkln toymaker Morris Michton names teddy bear after Teddy Roosevelt

 

 

 

1909 - US invades Nicaragualater overthrows Pres Zelaya

 

 

 

 

 

1911 - Britain’s 1st seaplane flies

1913 - Lincoln Deachey performs 1st airplane loop-the-loop (San Diego)

1916 - Gen Douglas Haig finally calls off 1st Battle of the Somme in Europe

1922 - Turkish National Assembly nominates Abdul Medjid kalief

1929 - Large quake in Atlantic breaks Transatlantic cable in 28 places

1929 - Stalin routes troops to Manchuria

1932 - “Flowers & Trees” receives 1st Academy Award for a cartoon

1932 - 1st tie for Best Actor Academy Award Wallace Beery & Fredric March

1936 - Germany & Italy recognized Spanish government of Francisco Franco

1936 - Main span of Golden Gate Bridge joined

 

 

 

1940 - George MateskyNew York City’s Mad Bomber places his first bomb at a Manhattan office building used by Consolidated Edison.

 

 

 

 

 

1941 - Mussolini’s forces leave Abyssinia/Ethiopia

1943 - 444 British bombers attack Berlin

1943 - U-211 sinks in Atlantic Ocean

1951 - British troops occupies Ismailiya Egypt

1951 - Former Cubs 1st baseman & future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft

 

 

 

1955 - Bell X-2 rocket plane taken up for 1st powered flight

 

 

 

 

 

 

1956 - Morocco gains independence

1960 - Copyright office issues its 10 millionth registration

1961 - JFK sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam

1961 - US Ranger 2 launched to Moon; failed

1963 - Bell Telephone introduces push button telephone

1966 - US RC bishops ends rules against eating meat on Fridays

1970 - Linus Pauling declares large doses of Vitamin C could ward off colds

1970 - Russia lands self propelled rover on Moon

1973 - Greek regime calls emergency crisis due to mass protests

1976 - Spain’s parliament establishes democracy after 37 yrs of dictatorship

1979 - Ayatollah Khomeini charges US ambassador/embassy espionage

1980 - “Heaven’s Gate” premieres

1981 - Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins his 2nd consecutive NL MVP

1982 - Duk Koo Kim dies unexpectedly from injuries sustained during a 14-round match against Ray Mancini in Las Vegas, Nevada, prompting reforms in the sport of boxing.

1984 - Browns set team records for most sacks (11)

1985 - Enterprise (OV-101) flies from Kennedy Space Center to Dulles Airport

 

 

 

1987 - 31 die in a fire at King’s CrossLondon’s busiest subway station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1989 - Penn is 1st to restrict abortions after Supreme Court gave states the right to do so

1991 - France deports Marlon’s daughter Cheyenne Brando to Tahiti

1991 - Moslem Shites release hostages Terry Waite & Thomas Sutherland

1991 - Auburn men’s basketball team was placed on 2 yr probation for recruiting violations & is not eligble for post-season play in 1991-92

1993 - 27 killed at prison in Morazan, El Salvador

1993 - North-Siberia record cold for November (-55°C)

1994 - “Star Trek VII – Generations,” premieres

1997 - FBI says no evidence of foul play in 1996 TWA 800 crash

1997 - Rare black pearl necklace auctioned for record $902,000

1997 - Willem de Kooning painting, “Two Standing Women” , sold for $4,182,500

 

 

 

1999 - In College Station, Texas12 are killed and 27 injured at Texas A&M University when a massive bonfire under construction collapses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2004 - Russia officially ratifies the Kyoto Protocol.

 

 

 

Births

1522 - Lamoral, Count of Egmont, Flemish general and statesman (d. 1568)

1527 - Luca Cambiaso, Italian painter/sculptor

1630 - Eleanor Gonzaga, Empress of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1686)

1680 - Jean-Baptiste Loeillet, composer

1727 - Philibert Commerçon, French naturalist (d. 1773)

1785 - David Wilkie, British artist (d. 1841)

 

 

 

1787 - Sojourner Truthabolitionist/feminist

 

 

 

 

 

1787 - Louis-Jacques DaguerreFrench inventor and photographer (d. 1851)

 

 

 

 

 

1804 - Alfonso Ferrero la Marmora, Italian general and statesman (d. 1878)

1810 - Asa Gray, Sauquoit NY, botanist (Flora of North America)

1810 - Benjamin Stone Roberts, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1875

1812 - Jesse Johnson Finley, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1904

1824 - Franz Sigel, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1902

1824 - Isham Nicholas Hayne, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1868

1832 - Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Swedish explorer (d. 1901)

1835 - Americus Vespucius Rice, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1904

1836 - William Schwenck Gilbert, London, English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator (Gilbert & Sullivan)

1839 - August A Kundt, German physicist (sound vibration, test of Kundt)

1861 - Dorothy Dix, pseudonym of US journalist Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer (d. 1951)

1874 - Carrie White, oldest US woman (dies Nov 1990 at 116)

1877 - Arthur C Pigou, English economist (Wealth & welfare)

1883 - Carl Vinson, U.S. Congressman (d. 1981)

1897 - Jules Buffano, St Louis Mo, pianist (Jimmy Durante Show)

1897 - Patrick M S Blackett, British physicist (nuclear reaction, Nobel 1948)

1899 - Eugene Ormandy, [Blau], Budapest Hungary, conductor (Phila Orch)

1900 - Constantin Alajalov, Russia, artist (Ditters & Jitters)

1901 - George Gallup, Jefferson Iowa, public opinion pollster (Gallup Poll)

1906 - George Wald, US, physiologist/biologist (eye, Nobel 1967)

1906 - Alec Issigonis, Greek-British car designer (d. 1988)

1907 - Compay Segundo, Cuban musician (Buena Vista Social Club) (d. 2003)

1908 - Imogene Coca, Phila, comedienne (Your Show of Shows, Grindl)

1909 - Johnny Mercer, Savannah Ga, lyricist (Moon River, Old Black Magic)

1918 - Tasker Watkins, Welsh World War II hero (d. 2007)

1920 - Alfred William Bedford, test pilot

1922 - Marjorie Gestring, US, springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1936)

 

 

 

1923 - Alan B Shepard JrEast Derry NHRear Adm USN/astro (Merc 3Ap 14)

 

 

 

 

 

1928 - Mickey Mouse, cartoon strip

1929 - William Joseph “Pete” Knight, astronaut/test pilot (X-15)

1932 - Nasif Estéfano, Argentine racing driver {d. 1973)

1936 - Don E Cherry, US jazz trumpeter

1936 - Hank Ballard, Detroit, rocker (The Twist (pre Chubby Checker)

1938 - Karl Schranz, Austria, slalom (Olympic-1968)

1939 - Brenda Vaccaro, Bkln NY, actress (Cactus Flower, Sara, Paper Dolls)

1939 - Margaret E Atwood, author/poet

1941 - David Hemmings, Guilford England, actor (Blow-up, Barbarella)

1942 - Jeffrey Siegel, Chicago Ill, pianist (Chicago Symph)

1942 - Linda Evans, Hartford, actr (Dynasty, Big Valley, Beach Blanket Bingo)

1942 - Susan Sullivan, NYC, actress (Dharma & Greg, Falcon Crest)

1946 - Alan Dean Foster, US, sci-fi author (Midworld, Flinx in Flux)

1948 - Andrea Marcovicci, NYC, actress (Gloria-Berrengers, Fran-Trapper John)

1948 - Jack Tatum, Cherryville NC, NFL defensive back (Raiders)

1948 - Ural Nazibovich Sultanov, Russian cosmonaut

1951 - Mark N Brown, Valparaiso In, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 28, 48, 66)

1951 - Justin Raimondo, American author

1952 - Delroy Lindo, actor (Get Shorty, Ransom)

1953 - John McFee, rock guitarist (Doobie Brothers, Clover)

1953 - Kevin Nealon, Bridgeport Conn, actor (SNL, Hot Shot, Coneheads)

1953 - Alan Moore, British comic book writer and novelist

1956 - Sinbad, [David Adkins], Benton Harbor MI, actor (1st Kid, Vibe)

1956 - Warren Moon, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Seahawks, Vikings)

1960 - Elizabeth Perkins, Queens NY, actress (About Last Night, Big)

1960 - Kim Wilde, [Smith], England, rock vocalist (You Keep Me Hanging On)

1962 - Kirk Hammett, US heavy-metal guitarist (Metallica-Master of Puppets)

1962 - Vladimir Vladimirovich Karashtin, Russian cosmonaut

1964 - Seth Joyner, NFL linebacker (Ariz, Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)

1966 - Jorge Camacho, Spanish poet

1968 - Mel Stewart, NC, 200m butterfly swimmer (Olympics-gold-92)

1968 - Owen Wilson, Dallas, Texas, American actor (Meet the Parents, Zoolander)

1969 - Duncan Sheik, American singer

 

 

 

1970 - Megyn KellyAmerican television news anchor  

 

 

 

 

 

1971 - Kylie Hanigan, Australian 200m/400m runner (Olympics-96)

1972 - Robert Shapiro, American politician/humorist

1974 - Chloë Sevigny, American actress

1976 - Sandy Zubrin, Tamuning Guam, US diver (Olympics-96)

1977 - Fabolous, American rapper

1980 - François Duval, Belgian rally driver

1983 - Jon Johansen, Norwegian software developer

1985 - Christian Siriano, American fashion designer

1992 - Nathan Kress, American actor

 

 

 

Deaths

942 - Odo van Cluny, 2nd abbott of Cluny (924-42), dies

1170 - Albrecht I “Bear”, 1st margrave of Brandenburg (1150-70), dies at 70

1305 - John II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1239)

1590 - George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, English statesman (b. 1528)

1630 - Esaias van der Velde, Dutch painter, buried

1724 - Bartolomeu de Gusmão, Portuguese naturalist (b. 1685)

1785 - Louis Philip I, Duke of Orléans, French soldier and writer (b. 1725)

1797 - Jacques-Alexandre Laffon de Ladebat, French shipbuilder and merchant (b. 1719)

1814 - William Jessop, British civil engineer (b. 1745)

1883 - Wilhelm Siemens, German/British physicist (steam engine), dies

 

 

 

1886 - Chester A Arthur21st pres (1881-85), dies in NY at 56

 

 

 

 

 

1887 - Gustav T Fechner, German psychologist/physicist, dies at 86

1922 - Marcel Proust, French author (Recherche du Temps Perdu), dies at 51

1941 - Walter H Nernst, German chemist (Nobel Prize 1920), dies at 77

 

 

 

1962 - Niels Bohr, Danish physicist (atom, Nobel 1922), dies at 77(see UE 10/07)

 

 

 

 

 

1965 - Henry A Wallace, VP (1941-45)/founder (Progressive Party), dies at 77

1966 - Jean Peugeot, French auto manufacturer, dies

1969 - Ted Heath, British musician and bandleader (b. 1902)

 

 

 

1971 - Junior ParkerBluesmandies during brain operation at 44

 

Driving Wheel

I Need Your Love So Bad

Next Time You See Me

Worried Life Blues

 

 

 

 

1976 - Man Ray, US artist (Dada), dies at 86

 

 

 

1978 - Jim JonesUS pastorleader of Jonestown Cultcommits suicide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1978 - Leo J Ryan, (Rep-Cal& 4 killed in JonestownGuyana by members of Peoples Templefollowed by ritual mass suicide of 914 member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1986 - Gia Carangi, American model (AIDS) (b. 1960)

1987 - Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist (5x Tour de France), dies at 53

1990 - Peter Schilperoort, saxophonist/clarinetist, dies

 

 

 

1994 - Cab[ell] CallowayUS band leader/actor (Missourians), dies at 86

The Scat Song

Hi De Ho

Minnie the Moocher

Reefer Man

 

 

 

 

1994 - Michael [George] Somes, English dancer (Royal Ballet), dies at 77

1996 - John Vassall, spy/civil servant, dies at 72

 

 

 

2002 - James CoburnAmerican actor (b. 1928)

 

JAMES COBURN TRIBUTE

IN LIKE FLINT

The Magnificent Seven (1960) Gun vs Knife

Our Man Flint

 

 

 

 

2004 - Cy Coleman, American composer, songwriter and pianist (b. 1929)

2005 - Harold J. Stone, American actor (b. 1911)

2010 - Brian G. Marsden, British astronomer (b. 1937)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japan Students Swap Uniforms For ‘Sexchange Day’

 

 

 

 

 

” Students at a Japanese high school switched uniforms with the opposite gender for “Sexchange Day,” an event designed by students.

  Fuji Hokuryo High School’s Tuesday event, named for the combination of the English words“sex” and “exchange,” saw 299 students, about 40 percent of the student body, show up for school in sweats and then dress in uniforms designed for the opposite sex for the school day.

” Sexchange Day” was designed by students at the Yamanashi prefecture school and was approved by officials. The students said the event was designed to get students thinking about gender and gender identity issues.

” This is a project for students to observe things differently” Vice Principal Hirofumi Miyashita told the Wall Street Journal’s Japan Real Time.

” Vice Principal Osamu Takano said the school took steps to ensure the student body would be prepared for the experiment.

” We think the students understood the aim behind the exchange. The students who proposed it explained to the rest of the student body the concept behind it at a meeting,” he told the Yomiuri Shimbun. “

 

UPI Odd News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Americans Trust Government Less And Less Because We Know More And More About How It Operates

 

 

 

” Fifty years ago, FBI operatives sent Martin Luther King, Jr. was has come to be known as the “suicide letter,” an anonymous note suggesting the civil rights leader should off himself before his private sex life was made public. The information about King’s extramarital assignations was gathered with the approval not just of the FBI’s J. Edgar Hoover but Attorney General Robert Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson.

” There is but one way out for you,” reads the note, which appeared in unredacted form for the first time just last week. “You better take it before your filthy fraudulent self is bared to the nation.”

  Thus is revealed one of the most despicable acts of domestic surveillance in memory. These days, we worry less about the government outing our sex lives than in it tracking every move we move online. It turns out that President Obama, who said he would roll back the unconstitutional powers exercised by his predecessor, had a secret “kill list” over which he was sole authority. Jesus, we’ve just learned that small planes are using so-called dirtboxes to pick up cell phone traffic. One of the architects of Obamacare publicly states that Americans are stupid and that the president’s healthcare reform was vague and confusing on purpose. The former director of national intelligence, along with the former head and current heads of the CIA, have lied to Congress.”

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

473 - The future Zeno I is named associate emperor by Emperor Leo I.

1183 - Battle of Mizushima.

1278 - 680 Jews arrested (293 hanged) in England for counterfeiting coins

1292 - (O.S.) John Balliol becomes King of Scotland.

1558 - Elizabeth I ascends English throne upon death of her half sister Mary “Bloody Mary”, Queen of England (1553-58), aged 42

1603 - English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason.

1734 - John Zenger, arrested for libel against NY col gov; later acquitted

 

 

 

1796 - Battle of Arcole-Napoleon I’s French forces beat Austrians in Italy

 

 

 

 

 

1798 - -21) Snow storms in New England, 100s die

1800 - Congress held 1st session in Wash DC in incompleted Capitol building

 

 

 

1812 - Napoleonic WarsBattle of Krasnoi.

 

 

 

 

 

1827 - The Delta Phi fraternity, America’s oldest continuous social fraternity, was founded at Union College in Schenectady, New York.

1855 - David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls in what is now present-day Zambia-Zimbabwe.

1856 - On the Sonoita River in present-day southern Arizona, the United States Army establishes Fort Buchanan in order to help control new land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase.

1862 - Confederate Sec of War George B Randolph resigns

1863 - -Dec 4th) Battle of Knoxville, TN

1869 - Englishman James Moore wins 1st bicycle race (13K Paris-Rouen)

 

 

 

1869 - Suez Canal (Egyptopenslinks Mediterranean & Red seas

 

 

 

 

 

1874 - Emigrant ship Cospatrick catches fire & sinks off Auckland, NZ

1884 - Cops arrest John L Sullivan in 2nd round for being “cruel”

1894 - Daily Racing Form founded

1914 - US declares Panama Canal Zone neutral

1917 - Lenin defended “temporary” removal of freedom of the press

1927 - Tornado hits Washington DC

1928 - Boston Garden officially opens

1928 - Notre Dame finally lost a football game after nearly 25 years

1929 - Stalin throws Nicolai Bucharin out of Politburo

1936 - Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy become overnight success on radio

1937 - Britains Lord Halifax visits Germany, beginning of appeasement

1939 - German U-boat torpedoes passenger ship

1945 - New world air speed record 606 mph (975 kph) set by HJ Wilson of RAF

1947 - The U.S. Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.

1948 - Britain’s House of Commons votes to nationalize steel industry

1953 - The remaining human inhabitants of the Blasket Islands, Kerry, Ireland are evacuated to the mainland.

1956 - Syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate)

1959 - De Beers firm of South Africa announces synthetic diamond

1959 - Giants slugger Willie McCovey wins NL Rookie of Year

1962 - Pres Kennedy dedicates Dulles Intl Airport outside Wash DC

 

 

 

1966 - Leonids meteor shower peaks (150,000+ per hour)

 

 

 

 

 

1967 - Surveyor 6 becomes 1st man-made object to lift off Moon

1968 - Alexandros Panagoulis is condemned to death for attempting to assassinate Greek dictator George Papadopoulos.

1969 - SALT-discussions open in Helsinki Finland

1970 - British newspaper Sun puts 1st pinup girl on pg 3 (Stephanie Rahn)

1970 - Russia lands Lunokhod 1 unmanned remote-controlled vehicle on Moon

1970 - Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse.

1972 - Juan Peron returns to Argentina

1973 - Greek regime attacks students with tanks, 100s killed

1973 - Teri Garr plays role of a stripper on “The Nurse”

1973 - Pres Nixon tells AP “…people have got to know whether or not their pres is a crook. Well, I’m not a crook”

1977 - Egyptian Pres Sadat formally accepts invitation to visit Israel

1979 - Khomeini frees most black & female US hostages

1983 - Harm Wiersma retains checkers world championship

1989 - Bret Saberhagen signs record $2,966,667 per year KC Royal contract

 

 

 

1992 - Dateline NBC airs a demonstration show General Motors trucksblowing up on impactlater revealed NBC rigged test

 

 

 

 

 

1993 - US House of Representatives approve Nafta

 

 

 

1997 - In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by 6 Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsutknown as Luxor massacre (The police then kill the assailants).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2004 - Kmart Corp. announces it is buying Sears, Roebuck and Co. for $11 billion USD and naming the newly merged company Sears Holdings Corporation.

 

 

 

Births

9 - Vespasian, Falacrina, Italy, Roman Emperor (AD 69-79), (d. AD 79)

331 - Flavius Claudius Julianus, [Julian the Apostate], Emperor

 

 

 

1502 - Atahualpalast emperor of the Inca (d. 1533)

 

 

 

 

 

1503 - Il Bronzino, Florentine painter (Eleanor de Toledo & her Son)

1594 - Johan van Beverwijck, Dutch physician/writer (Treasure of Health)

1612 - Dorgon, Manchu prince (d. 1650)

1685 - Pierre Gaultier, French-Canadian trader and explorer (d. 1749)

1755 - Louis XVIII, 1st post-revolutionary king of France (1814-24)

1790 - August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician (d. 1868)

1794 - John Barrien Montgomery, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1873

1799 - Titian Ramsey Peale, US, artist/naturalist (American Ornithology)

1814 - Joseph Finegan, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1885

1826 - John McArthur, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906

1834 - Stephen Hinsdale Weed, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1863

1865 - John S Plaskett, Canadian astronomer (Plaskett’s twins)

1866 - Voltairine de Cleyre, American anarchist (d. 1912)

 

 

 

1887 - Bernard L MontgomeryBritish field marshal (WW II-African campaign)

 

 

 

 

 

1890 - Jack Cusack, pro football pioneer (Canton Bulldogs)

1897 - Ed Baker, Davis WV, actor (Keystone Kops)

1899 - Douglas Shearer, Canadian film sound engineer (d. 1971)

1902 - Eugene Paul Wigner, mathematician/physicist (A Bomb, Nobel 1963)

1902 - Lee Strasberg, Austria, acting coach/actor (And Justice for All)

1905 - Astrid Bernadotte, Princess of Sweden

1906 - Betty Bronson, Trenton NJ, actress (Evel Knievel, One Stolen Night)

1906 - Soichiro Honda, Japan, founder/CEO (Honda Motor Co)

1911 - Charles Walters, US, actor/choreographer/director (Easter parade)

1911 - Nobutaka Shikanai, Japans media CEO (Fujisankei Com Group)

1914 - Archie Campbell, Bullsgap Tenn, comedian (Hee Haw)

1917 - Jack Lescoulie, Sacramento California, TV host (Jackie Gleason Show)

1919 - Hershy Kay, Philadelphia Penn, composer/arranger (Olympic Hymn)

1925 - Colin Campbell Mitchell, soldier

1925 - Rock Hudson, Winnetka, Ill, actor (Pillow Talk, A Farewell to Arms)

1929 - Edgar White, US, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1952)

1929 - Sumner White, US, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1952)

1930 - Bob Mathias, Tulare California, decathelete (Olympic-gold-1948, 52)

1933 - Orlando Peña, Cuban baseball player

1935 - Anton Sailer, Austria, skier (Olympic-3 golds-1956)

1937 - Peter Edward Cook, Torquay England, actor/comedian (Bedazzled)

 

 

 

1938 - Gordon LightfootOntario Canadafolksinger (Sundown)

 

Sundown

If You Could Read My Mind

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Cotton Jenny

 

 

 

 

1940 - Luke Kelly, Irish folk music singer and banjo player

1941 - Gene Clark, LA California, rock vocalist/guitarist (Byrds)

1942 - Bob Gaudio, Bronx NY, rocker (Four Seasons-Sherry)

1942 - Martin Scorsese, Queens, New York, director (Raging Bull, The Departed)

 

 

 

1943 - Lauren Hutton, [Mary], Charleston SCmodel/actress (American Gigolo)

 

 

 

 

 

1944 - Danny DeVito, Neptune NJ, actor (Taxi, Ruthless People, Twins)

1944 - Eugene Clarke, Tipton Missouri, rock guitarist

1944 - Lorne Michaels, [Lipowitz], Toronto Ontario, comedian (SNL)

1944 - Tom Seaver, pitcher (NY Met, 300 game winner, Cy Young ’69 ’73 ’75)

1945 - Elvin Hayes, NBA star (San Diego, Houston, Baltimore)

1945 - Roland Joffe, director (City of Joy, Mission, Killing Fields)

1946 - Martin Barre, British pop guitarist (Jethro Tull)

1948 - Jaime Huelamo, Spain, cyclist (Olympic-bronze-1972) drug disqualified

1948 - Howard Dean, American politician

1949 - John Boehner, (Rep-R-Ohio)

1949 - Thomas Lionel Hill, New Orleans, 110m hurdler (Olympic-bronze-1972)

1950 - Roland Matthes, German DR, 100m/200m backstroke (Oly-gold-1968, 72)

1950 - Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver and race team owner

1951 - Dean Paul Martin, Santa Monica California, actor (Billy-Misfits of Science)

1953 - Jilly Johnson, England, vocalist (Blonde on Blonde)

1958 - Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Oak Park Ill, actress (Color of Money)

1960 - RuPaul, drag queen/model/actor (RuPaul Show)

1961 - Merete Van Kemp, Denmark, actress (Grace-Dallas, Princess Daisy)

 

 

 

1961 - Robert StethemU.S. Navy Seabee diver murdered by terrorists on TWA Flight 847 (d. 1985)

 

 

 

 

 

1964 - Marina Tcherkasova, US, pairs figure skater (Olympic-silver-1980)

1964 - Michelle Knox-Zaloom, Annapolis MD, rower (Olympics-96)

1965 - Grant Connell, Regina Saskatchawan, tennis player (Olympics-96)

1965 - Rob Koll, Bellefonte PA, 163 lbs/74 kg freestyle wrestler (Olymp-96)

1965 - Winthrop Graham, Jamaica, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1988)

1965 - Amanda Brown, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens) and composer

 

 

 

1966 - Daisy Fuentesmodel/MTV veejay (America’s Funniest Videos)

 

 

 

 

 

1966 - Sophie Marceau, Paris France, actress (Braveheart, L’Amour Braque)

1969 - Takako Inque, Toride Japan, wrestler (Japan)

1970 - Paul Allender, British guitarist (Cradle of Filth)

1972 - Kimya Dawson, American singer

1973 - Scott Rehberg, tackle (New England Patriots)

1974 - Leslie Bibb, American actress

1974 - Berto Romero, Spanish humorist

1977 - Ryk Neethling, South African swimmer

1978 - Zoë Bell, New Zealand actress

1980 - Isaac Hanson, vocalist (Hansons-Do Wah)

1980 - [Clarke] Isaac Hanson, Tulsa OK, singer (Hansons-MMMMbop)

1981 - Sarah Harding, English singer (Girls Aloud)

1983 - Christopher Paolini, American novelist

 

 

 

Deaths

375 - Valentinian I “The Great“, Roman Co-Emperor and Ruler of Western Roman Empire (363-75), dies at 54

 

 

 

 

474 - Leo II, Byzantine Emperor (474), dies

 

 

 

594 - St Gregory of ToursFrankish bishop of Toursdies at 55

 

 

 

 

 

641 - Emperor Jomei of Japan (b. 593)

1093 - Margaret, widow of Scottish king Malcolm III, dies

1231 - Elisabeth of Hungary, daughter of Andrew II of Hungary (b. 1207)

1494 - Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italian philosopher (b. 1463)

1512 - Kempo Roeper, Frisian rebel, quartered

1600 - Kuki Yoshitaka, Japanese naval commander (b. 1542)

1608 - Adolf, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies in battle at 22

1632 - Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian field marshal (b. 1594)

1690 - Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French soldier (b. 1610)

1713 - Abraham van Riebeeck, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (b. 1653)

 

 

 

1720 - Calico JackEnglish pirate (b. 1682)

 

 

 

 

 

1776 - James Ferguson, British astronomer (b. 1710)

1780 - Bernardo Bellotto, Italian painter (b. 1720)

1794 - Jacques François Dugommier, French general (b. 1738)

 

 

 

1796 - Catherine the Great [Catherine II], Empress of Russia (1762-96)dies of a stroke at 67

 

 

 

 

 

1858 - Robert Owen, British father of the cooperative movement (b. 1771)

1875 - Hilario Ascasubi, Argentina author (pampa, gauchos & indians), dies

1917 - Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (Baiser, Thinker), dies at 77

1927 - Adolf A Joffe, Russian author/diplomat, commits suicide at 44

1928 - Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian author, politician, & freedom fighter (b. 1865)

1929 - Herman Hollerith, German/US statistician (punch card), dies at 69

1940 - Eric Gill, British sculptor (b. 1882)

1940 - Raymond Pearl, American biologist (b. 1879)

1941 - Earnest Udet, German general/head air pioneer, commits suicide

1942 - Ben Reitman, American anarchist, physician (b. 1879)

1947 - Victor Serge, Russian anarchist, novelist, and historian (b. 1890)

1962 - Arthur Vining Davis, CEO (Alcoa-1910-57), dies at 95 in Miami

1971 - Gladys Cooper, actress (Margaret-The Rogues), dies at 83

1971 - Jackie Cooper, actor (People’s Choice), dies at 49

1973 - The Mother, Sri Aurobindo Ashram (b. 1878)

1974 - Clive Brook, actor/director (On Approval), dies at 87

1978 - James J “Gene” Tunney, heavyweight boxing champ (1926-8), dies at 80

1979 - John Glassock, bass (Jethro Tull), dies at 27 following heart surgery

1981 - Bob Eberly, singer (Jimmy Dorsey Band), dies at 65

1982 - Bill Baldwin, announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 69

1982 - Duk Koo Kim, S Korean boxer, legally declared dead

1986 - Alan Hewitt, actor (Det Brennan-My Favorite Martian), dies at 71

1986 - Georges Besse, French president-director of Renault, murdered

1989 - Gus Farace, American gangster (b. 1960)

1990 - Robert Hofstadter, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)

1991 - Kelly Jean Van Dyke-Nance, (Jerry Van Dyke’s daughter), suicide at 33

1995 - Edward LeBone Molotlegi, chief of the Bafokeng, dies at 66

1998 - Esther Rolle, American actress (b. 1920)

2000 - Louis Eugène Félix Néel, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)

2001 - Michael Karoli, German guitarist (b. 1948)

2002 - Abba Eban, Israeli diplomat (b. 1915)

2003 - Arthur Conley, American singer (b. 1946)

 

 

 

2006 - Ruth BrownAmerican blues singer (b. 1928)

 

 

Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean

Ain’t Nobody’s Business with BB King

A Good Day For The Blues

Ice Water In Your Veins

 

 

 

 

2008 - George Stephen Morrison, American admiral and father of The Doors’ lead singer Jim Morrison

2011 - Olin Branstetter, American businessman and politician (b. 1929)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAUSD Argued Middle Schooler Can Consent To Sex With Teacher [Updated]

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Last November, Los Angeles Unified School District lawyers fighting a civil lawsuit argued in court that a 14-year-old middle school student was mature enough to consent to having sex with her 28-year-old teacher, and that she bore some responsibility for what happened. The district’s attorneys also introduced the girl’s sexual history into the trial as part of their defense strategy.

  Two legal experts sharply criticized the school district for using those tactics. They also said the case highlights a little-known conflict in California law: while the age of consent is firmly set at 18 in criminal cases, at least two appellate court rulings have found that in civil cases, it is possible to argue that a minor can consent to sex with an adult. 

  Last November’s case involved a math teacher at Thomas Edison Middle School in Southeast Los Angeles who in December 2010 began a six-month sexual relationship with a girl who went to the school. The teacher, Elkis Hermida, was convicted of lewd acts against a child and sentenced in July 2011 to three years in state prison. “

 

KPCC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No. 1 Rifle Wins Third GARC Contest

 

 

 

 

 

 

” The No. 1-ranked West Virginia University rifle team defeated Great American Rifle Conference (GARC) foe No. 16 Ole Miss, 4699-4568, today, at the Tronsrue Marksmanship Center, in West Point, N.Y.
  WVU (5-0, 3-0 GARC) won both disciplines, outshooting the Rebels (0-3, 0-2 GARC) in smallbore, 2328-2238, and air rifle, 2371-2330.
“ There were definitely some who struggled today,” said coach Jon Hammond. “We ended with a solid team score. The range conditions with different lighting made it challenging, but they all fought hard throughout.”
  Freshman Elizabeth Gratz placed first in smallbore with a career-high 584 (194 kneeling, 200 prone, 190 standing) mark. Her 200 prone score matched a school record, last shot by Jean-Pierre Lucas on Nov. 8 against Memphis.
“ Elizabeth has worked really hard in practice and is learning a lot about herself and how to perform,” Hammond explained. “Her matches have been great, and to make progress each one is really impressive.”
  Senior Thomas Kyanko placed second with 583, while junior Michael Bamsey placed third in the discipline with 581. Senior Ziva Dvorsak followed in fourth shooting 580.
 
  Gratz, Kyanko, Bamsey, Dvorsak and junior Garrett Spurgeon (576) completed the Mountaineer counting squad.
 
  Placing first in air rifle, Dvorsak scored 596 (99-100-99-100-99-99). Gratz and Rebel shooter Ali Weisz tied for second with 593 scores, while senior Maren Prediger placed fourth with 592.
  Kyanko and sophomore Jean-Pierre Lucas finished fifth with 590 scores.
  Dvorsak, Gratz, Kyanko, Prediger and Bamsey (589) contributed to the air rifle victory.
  Today’s victory pushes WVU to 10-3 all-time against the Rebels.
  The Mountaineers continue their season with another conference match against GARC foe No. 12 Army, tomorrow, Nov. 16, at the Tronsrue Marksmanship Center.
“ They will have to work hard and focus on their performance tomorrow,” Hammond said. “There are adjustments they can make and they may be more ready, but it will still require good focus and hard work.” “

Maryland School Survey: Sex Questions Not The Most Relevant Issue…All Parents Need To Read This!

 

Maryland Grade School Survey

 

 

 

” It is always the stories that I assume are going to be easy that morph into the most important. EVERY PARENT WITH CHILDREN IN PUBLIC SCHOOL NEED TO DOWNLOAD THIS SURVEY. Not just Maryland parents, all parents. If Maryland has one of these surveys, eventually your state or the Federal Government will be getting something similar to this, into your child’s hands. This survey is: “Middle School FALL 2014 Maryland Youth Tobacco and Risk Behavior Survey”, Montgomery County sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. Basic age group is 11 to 14. The public school system is required to give these surveys, but parents have the choice to “opt-out” their children. The surveys are supposed to be anonymous, but that is highly suspect, based on some of the questions. This information is allegedly being collected to improve health education. The Maryland Department of Education and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are the originators of these surveys.

  There are 83 multiple choice questions, covering a wide range of topics. The four questions (#51-#54) regarding sex are not the most dangerous, inappropriate, or invasive of the questions. Some questions are asked more than once, just the way it is asked is different. This is a common technique to get the truth, not just the answer the child thinks is the ‘right’ answer. The length isjust long enough to lose the attention span of children and adults alike. I found myself drifting by the third time I reached a tobacco related question. They are interspersed throughout the survey. This isanother covert way to get the truth. Normally I advocate telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, however, when the ‘truth’ might possibly be used against you for a nefarious purpose, I object. I would encourage all parents to “opt-out” their children. “

 

The DC Gazette has the details and here is a PDF link to the survey itself 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sarcophagi of Karajia

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” About 60 km northeast of the city of Chachapoyas, in Luya Province, in Peru, lies the archaeological site of Karajia, where the funeral tombs of the “ancient wise men” are located. Perched high on a ledge by the side of a limestone cliff, the six sarcophagi (coffins carved in stone and displayed above ground) resembling six limbless torsos with large heads and enormous jaw lines, stand proud with their chin up and facing the abyss. Some of the headpieces are embellished with horns, imitating deer antlers, while others have encrusted human skulls, which are presumed to be trophy heads. Each sarcophagus is 2.5 meters tall.”

 

 

 

 

 

” The sarcophagi were built by the Chachapoya people to house the remains of important individuals in their culture, about 600 years ago. Originally, there were eight sarcophagi but two were destroyed by earthquakes and other natural elements.  Their inaccessible location high above a river gorge has thankfully preserved them from destruction by looters. “

 

Amazing Planet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police Officers Draw Guns During Unannounced ‘Active Shooter Drill’ At Elementary School

 

 

 

 

 

” Students, teachers and parents were taken by surprise after an “active shooter drill” brought the Winter Haven middle school into lockdown as armed police officers burst into classrooms with their weapons drawn.

  Students at Jewett Middle Academy said they were terrified when police officers burst in the doors for a planned active shooter drill – but students and teachers are irked they were not told ahead of time.

  Seventh-grader Lauren Marionneaux told WTVT-TV that when the officers burst into her class with an AR-15, she was in fear for her life.

“ We actually thought that someone was going to come in there and kill us,” the station quoted her as saying.”

 

CBS Tampa Bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

13 - General Tiberius’ (later Emperor) triumphant procession through Rome after siege of Germany

534 - A second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus is published.

1380 - French King Charles VI declares no taxes for ever

 

 

 

1384 - Jadwiga is crowned King of Polandalthough she is a woman.

 

 

 

 

 

1532 - Pizarro captures Incan emperor Atahualpa after victory at Cajamarca

 

 

 

1632 - Battle at LutzenSweden beats imperial armies under Von Wallenstein

 

 

 

 

1676 - 1st colonial prision organized, Nantucket Mass

1677 - French troops occupy Freiburg

1764 - Native Americans surrender to British in Indian War of Chief Pontiac

1776 - 1st gun salute for an American warship in a foreign port – US Andrew Doria at Ft St Eustatius

 

 

 

1776 - British troops captured Fort Washington during American Revolution

 

 

 

 

 

1798 - Kentucky becomes 1st state to nullify an act of Congress

1801 - 1st edition of New York Evening Post

1805 - Battle at Schongrabern: Russian army stop French

1835 - Charles Darwins voyage published in Cambridge Philosophical Society

1841 - Life preservers made of cork are patented by Napoleon Guerin (NYC)

1849 - A Russian court sentences Fyodor Dostoevsky to death for anti-government activities linked to a radical intellectual group; his sentence is later commuted to hard labor.

1863 - Battle of Campbell’s Station TN, 492 casualities

1864 - Confederate retreat at Lovejoy, Georgia

1875 - Battle at Gundet: Ethiopian emperor Yohannes beats Egyptians

1885 - Canadian rebel leader of the Métis and “Father of Manitoba”, Louis Riel is executed for treason aged 41.

1894 - 6,000 Armenians massacred by Turks in Kurdistan

1894 - French capt Henri Decoeurs troops reach Nikki West Africa

1901 - 3 autos race on Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, fastest speed achieved by Henry Fournier who drives a mile in 51 4/5 seconds

1907 - Oklahoma becomes the United States 46th state

 

 

 

1914 - Federal Reserve System formally opens

 

 

 

 

 

1916 - USSR La Satannaya ammunitions factory explodes, killing 1,000

1917 - British occupy Tel Aviv & Jaffa

1919 - Admiral Horthy conquerors Budapest from Béla Kuns Soviet Republic

1920 - Australia’s Qantas airways founded in Winton, Queensland as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited

1933 - Roosevelt establishes diplomatic relations with USSR

1936 - German air force begins bombing of Madrid

1938 - LSD is first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland.

1939 - Al Capone freed from Alcatraz jail

1939 - German U-boat torpedoes tanker Sliedrecht near Ireland

1940 - World War II: In response to Germany’s leveling of Coventry, England two days before, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg.

1941 - German troops conquer Kertsh (probably)

1942 - Assault of US B-17 Flying Fortresses on airport at Sidi Ahmed

1943 - World War II: American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway.

1944 - US 9th division & 1st Army attacks at Geilenkirchen

1945 - Yeshiva College (Univesity), chartered in NY, 1st US Jewish College

1945 - UNESCO is founded.

1947 - 15,000 demonstrate in Brussels against mild sentence of nazis

1948 - Operation Magic Carpet – 1st plane from Yemen carrying Jews to Israel

1955 - 1st speed-boat to exceed 200 mph (322 kph) (D M Campbell)

1955 - Johnny Cash made his 1st chart appearance with “Cry Cry Cry”

1957 - Celtic Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds beat Phila 111-89

1962 - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 73 points vs NY Knicks

1963 - Touch-tone telephone introduced

1965 - Venera 3 launched, 1st to land on another planet (crashes into Venus)

 

 

 

1965 - Walt Disney launches Epcot CenterPrototype Community of Tomorrow

 

 

 

 

 

1966 - Dr Sam Sheppard freed after 9 years in jail, by a jury

1966 - Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente is named NL MVP

1969 - 1968 massacre of civilians at My lai S Vietnam, by US is 1st reported

1973 - Pres Nixon authorizes construction of Alaskan pipeline

1973 - Skylab 4 launched into Earth orbit

1974 - 1st intentional interstellar radio message sent, Arecibo telescope towards M 41, a cluster of stars some 25,000 light years away

1976 - René Levesque’s “Parti Québécois” wins elections in Quebec

1976 - Rick Barry (SF), ends then longest NBA free throw streak of 60

1982 - Space Shuttle Columbia completes its 1st operational flight

1988 - Benazir Bhutto wins 1st free Pakistani elections in 11 years

1988 - Estonia declares sovereignty in internal affairs

1988 - Jose Canseco is 1st unanimous AL MVP since Reggie Jackson

1988 - Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto’s PPP wins parliamentary election

1989 - 6 Jesuit priests are killed by El Salvadorian troops

1993 - Russian President Yeltsin shuts Lenin museum

1997 - After nearly 18 years of incarceration, the People’s Republic of China releases Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident, from jail for medical reasons.

 

 

 

Births

42 BC - TiberiusRoman Emperor (d. 37 AD)

 

 

 

 

 

1436 - Leonardo Loredan, Doge of the Republic of Venice (d. 1521)

1569 - Paul Sartorius, composer

1642 - Cornelis Evertsen the Younger, Dutch buccaneer/lt admiral of Zeeland

1643 - Jean Chardin, French explorer (d. 1703)

1717 - Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d’Alembert, French Enlightenment philosophe/mathematician (Encyclopédie), (d. 1783)

1730 - Gualtherius “Wouter” van Doeveren, Zealand-Flanders physician

1758 - Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist (d. 1841)

1822 - Charles Smith Hamilton, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1891

1835 - Elliott Warren Rice, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1887

1836 - David Kalakaua of Hawaii, Hawaiian king (d. 1891)

1841 - Jules Violle, French physicist (d. 1923)

 

 

 

1873 - William Christopher HandyAlabamajazz/bluesman (St Louis Blues) (d. 1958)

 

Memphis Blues

Ole Miss Rag

A Bunch O Blues

ST LOUIS BLUES

 

 

 

 

1887 - Philip Frohman, US architect

1889 - George S Kaufman, Pittsburgh Pa, playwright (This is Show Business)

1890 - George Seldes, journalist

1892 - Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (d. 1978)

1892 - Tazio Nuvolari, Italian racing driver (d. 1953)

1893 - Cornelis J van der Klauw, Dutch biologist/zoologist

1894 - Mabel Normand, [Muriel Fortescue], Boston MA, comedienne (Mickey)

1895 - Eduard Bagritsky, [Dzhubin], Russ poet/journalist (South-West)

1899 - Mary Margaret McBride, Paris Mo, radio personality (WOR-AM, NYC)

1904 - Eddie Condon, Goodland Ind, jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon’s Floor Show)

1907 - Burgess Meredith, Cleveland Ohio, actor (Mr Novak, The Penguin in Batman, Rocky), (d. 1997)

1916 - Daws Butler, Toledo OH, animation voice (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound)

1922 - Royal Dano, NYC, actor (Red Badge of Courage, Cocaine Wars, House II)

1922 - Gene Amdahl, American computer scientist

1924 - Mel Patton, American athlete

1930 - Alice Adams, sculptor

1931 - Luciano Bottaro, Italian comic book artist (d. 2006)

 

 

 

1931 - Hubert SumlinAmerican blues musician (died,2011)

 

Come On Home Baby with Sunnyland Slim

Talkin’ Blues – Hubert Sumlin Interview

Hubert Sumlin Teaches “Smokestack Lightning”

Come On In My House

 

 

 

 

1933 - Guy Stockwell, NYC, actor (Chris-Adventures in Paradise)

1938 - Toni Brown, US guitarist/singer/keyboardist (Joy of Cooking)

 

 

 

1938 - Robert NozickAmerican philosopher (d. 2002)

 

The Tale of the Slave

A History of the Libertarian Movement

Anarchy, State, and Robert Nozick

On Robert Nozick and Liberty

 

 

 

 

1942 - Donna McKechnie, Pontiac Michigan, actress/dancer (Company)

1942 - Willie Carson, Scottish jockey

1944 - Joanna Pettit, London, actress (Knots Landing, Cry of the Innocent)

1948 - Chi Coltrane, US pianist/singer

1950 - Carl J Meade, Illinos, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 38, STS 50, 64)

1950 - David Leisure, actor (Joe Isuzu, Airplane, Charley-Empty Nest)

1952 - Piero Falchetta, Italian archivist, Biblioteca Marciana

1952 - Shigeru Miyamoto, Japanese video game designer

1954 - Andrea Barrett, American author

1954 - Bruce Edwards, American golf caddy (d. 2004)

 

 

 

1956 - Terry LabonteAmerican NASCAR driver

 

 

 

 

1958 - Marg Helgenberger, North Bend Nebraska, actress (China Beach)

 

 

 

1958 - Roberto GuerreroMedelin Colombia, Indy racer (Rookie of Year 1984)

 

 

 

 

 

1958 - Boris Krivokapić, Serbian academic

1959 - Bert Cameron, Spanish Town Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-silv-1988)

1959 - Corey Allen Pavin, Oxnard CA, PGA golfer (1995 US Open)

1961 - Frank Bruno, British boxer (European champ)

1963 - Zina Garrison Jackson, Houston Tx, tennis star (1988/90 Wimbledon)

1964 - Dwight Gooden, Tampa FL, pitcher (NY Yankees, NY Mets)

 

 

 

1964 - Diana KrallCanadian Jazz pianist and singer

 

Look Of Love

Cry Me A River

Love Me Like A Man

You Don’t Know Me with Ray Charles

 

 

 

 

1966 - Dan Nowosielski, Montreal Quebec, fencing epee (Olympics-96)

1966 - Lisa Brown Miller, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)

1966 - Tricia Cast, Medford NY, actr (Amanda-Bad News Bear, Young & Restless)

1967 - Lisa Bonet, SF, actress (Cosby Show, Different World, Angel Heart)

1968 - Melvin Stewart, US butterfly swimmer (200m record)

1970 - Martha Plimpton, NYC, actress (Goonies, Mosquito Coast)

1971 - Donald Wolf, computer game creator

1971 - Koshi Rikdo, Japanese mangaka

1973 - Joe Hudepohl, US, 800m freestyle relay (Olympics-gold-96)

1973 - Sedrick Shaw, running back (New England Patriots)

1973 - Christian Horner, British Formula One team owner

1974 - Eric Judy, American Musician

1974 - Maurizio Margaglio, Italian ice dancer

1977 - Oksana Baiul, Ukraine, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1994)

1977 - Maggie Gyllenhaal, New York, actress (Donnie Darko, The Dark Knight)

1979 - Salli Wills, Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)

1979 - Bruce Irons, American surfer

1980 - Nicole Gius, Italian alpine skier

1980 - Carol Huynh, 2008 Canadian Gold Medalist,48 kg. wrestling

1983 - Britta Steffen, German swimmer

 

 

 

Deaths

1271 - Henry III, King of England (1216-71, Provisions of Oxford), dies

1328 - Prince Hisaaki, Japanese shogun (b. 1276)

1512 - Gerbrand Mockema, Fries rebel, beheaded

1512 - Jemme Herjuwsma, Fries rebel, beheaded

1548 - Caspar Cruciger, German church reformer, dies at 44

1603 - Pierre Charron, French philosopher/theologian, dies

1613 - Trajano Boccalini, Italian satirist (b. 1556)

1706 - Cornelis Evertsen, mutineer/ltalian-admiral of Zeeland, dies at 64

1745 - James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde, Irish statesman and soldier (b. 1665)

1766 - Dominikus Zimmermann, German architect/painter, dies at 81

1779 - Pehr Kalm, Finnish explorer and naturalist (b. 1716)

1790 - Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, American Continental Congressman (b. 1723)

1797 - King Frederick William II of Prussia (b. 1744) Reigns 1786-97

1806 - Moses Cleaveland, founder of Cleveland, Ohio (b. 1754)

1808 - Mustapha IV, sultan of Turkey (1807-08), dies at 29

 

 

 

1831 - Karl von ClausewitzPrussian strategist (Campaign 1813), dies at 51

 

 

 

 

 

1907 - Robert I, Duke of Parma, last ruling Duke of Parma (b. 1848)

1922 - Max Abraham, German physicist (b. 1875)

1935 - Kurt Schindler, composer, dies at 53

1939 - Pierce Butler, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1866)

1943 - Marcel Verhamme, Belgian resistance fighter, executed

1950 - Bob Smith, American doctor, co-founder of the Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1879)

 

 

 

1960 - Clark Gableactor (Gone With the Wind), dies at 59

 

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1961 - Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the House for 17 years, dies at 79

1964 - John Emery, actor (Ship Ahoy, Kronos, Mademoiselle Fifi), dies at 59

1964 - Piet Moeskops, Dutch world champion cyclist (1921-24, 26), dies at 71

1971 - Charlie Dell, comedian, dies at 90

1973 - Alan Watts, writer/popularizer of Zen, dies in Calif

1974 - Walther Meissner, German physicist (Meissner Effect), dies at 91

 

 

 

1981 - William Holdenactor (NetworkWild BunchBreezy), dies at 63

 

WILLIAM HOLDEN TRIBUTE

Network

Breezy

The Wild Bunch – Final Shootout

 

 

 

 

1982 - Arthur Askey, British comedian, dies at 82

1982 - Lenny Murphy, Leader of Belfast’s notorious Shankill Butchers (b. 1952)

1986 - Siobhan McKenna, actress (Dr Zhivago, Hungry Hill), dies at 63

1987 - Jim Brewer, Major League Baseball relief pitcher (b. 1937)

1993 - Achille Zavatta, French clown (b. 1915)

1994 - Dino Valente, American musician (Quicksilver Messenger Service) (b.1943)

1995 - Jack Finney, author (Body Snatchers), dies at 84

1999 - Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1928)

2001 - Tommy Flanagan, American jazz pianist (b. 1930)

2005 - Robert Tisch, American football team owner (b. 1926)

2005 - Donald Watson, English founder of the Vegan Society (b. 1910)

2005 - Henry Taube, Canadian-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)

 

 

 
2006 - Milton FriedmanAmerican economistNobel Prize laureatedies at 94

 

Free To Choose Part 1 of 10 The Power of the Market                      Socialism is Force

on Libertarianism                                                   The Role Of Gold In Great Depression

The Road To Serfdom                                                     Power of the Market – The Pencil

 

 

 

 

2007 - Trond Kirkvaag, Norwegian comedian and author (b. 1946)

2009 - Edward Woodward, British actor (The Equalizer) (b. 1930)

2010 - Donald Nyrop, American airline executive (b. 1912)

2010 - Britton Chance, American molecular biologist and yachtsman (b. 1913)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9,000-Year-Old Man Yields Secrets Of America’s Earliest Inhabitants

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Eighteen years after his near-complete skeletal remains were found along the bank of the Columbia River in eastern Washington, Kennewick Man is finally telling his 9,000-year-old story — and reshaping our knowledge of how North America was first populated by humans.

  The prehistoric man’s bones have yielded clues about his diet and lineage, convincing forensic anthropologist Doug Owsley of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History that he was an immigrant who had come a long way before his death. Based on his diet of seals and other marine mammals and the shape of his skull, the theory is he and his relatives traveled in boats from Polynesia, along the coasts of Japan, Russia, Alaska, Canada and eventually up the Columbia River.

“ We’re realizing there are people getting here much earlier than we thought, and coming using different modes of transportation,” Owsley said. “

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

655 - Battle of WinwaedPenda of Mercia is defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria.

 

 

 

 

 

1315 - Battle at Morgarten: Swiss beat duke Leopold I of Austria

1491 - Anna van Bretagne becomes devoted to end “la guerre folle”

1492 - Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco

1532 - Pope Clemens VII tells Henry VIII to end relationship with Anna Boleyn

1533 - Francisco Pizarro arrives at Cuzco

1577 - Sir Francis Drake aboard Pelican travels from Chile to Washington

1660 - 1st kosher butcher (Asser Levy) licensed in NYC (New Amsterdam)

1688 - Prince Willem III’s army lands at Torbay England

 

 

 

1763 - Charles Mason & Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania & Maryland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1777 - Articles of Confederation adopted by Continental Congress

 

 

 

 

 

1791 - 1st Catholic college in US, Georgetown, opens

1806 - 1st US college magazine, Yale Literary Government, publishes 1st issue

1806 - Explorer Zebulon Pike sights Pikes Peak (Colorado)

1813 - Tax revolt in Amsterdam

1824 - Series of fires kills 10 (Edinburgh Scotland)

1826 - Dutch Business Me gets monopoly on opium trade in Java/Madura

1837 - Isaac Pitman introduces his steno system

1849 - 1st US poultry show opens in Boston

1854 - In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is given the necessary royal concession.

1864 - 1st US mines school opens in basement of Columbia University, NY

 

 

 

1864 - Union Major General Sherman leaves Atlanta on the “March to the Sea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1869 - Free postal delivery formally inaugurated

1881 - American Federation of Labor (AFL) founded (Pittsburgh)

1882 - British HMS Flirt destroys village of Asaba Niger

1887 - British SS Wah Yeung catches fire on Canton River off Hong Kong

1899 - Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill & wife captured in Natal

1901 - James J Jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in San Francisco

1902 - Leopold II, King of Belgium almost assassinated by Italian anarchist

1904 - King C Gillette patents Gillette razor blade

1914 - Ital socialist Benito Mussolini founds newspaper Il populo d’italia

1919 - Senate 1st invokes cloture to end a filibuster (Versailles Treaty)

1920 - League of Nations holds 1st meeting, in Geneva

1926 - 1st formal radio network, RCA takes over AT&T 25 station Network (NBC)

1934 - Nobel for chemistry awarded to Harold C Urey (deuterium)

1938 - 1st telecast of an unscheduled event (fire), W2XBT, NY

1939 - FDR lays cornerstone of Jefferson Memorial in Wash DC

 

 

 

1939 - Nazis begin mass murder of Warsaw Jews , Warsaw Ghetto

 

 

 

 

 

1939 - Social Security Administration approves 1st unemployment check

1940 - 1st 75,000 men called to armed forces duty during peacetime

1942 - World War II: First flight of the Heinkel He 219.

1946 - House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) interrogates astronomer Harlow Shapley

1956 - Elvis Presley’s 1st film “Love Me Tender,” premieres in NYC

1957 - US sentences Soviet spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel to 30 years & $3,000

1959 - Robert White & Perry Smith murder four members of the Herbert Clutter Family at their farm outside Holcomb, Kansas.

1960 - Elgin Baylor of NBA LA Lakers scores 71 points vs NY Knicks

1960 - USS G Washington, 1st sub with nuclear ballistic missiles, launched

1961 - Comet C/1961 T1 (Seki) approaches within 0.1019 AUs of Earth

1961 - Roger Maris is voted AL MVP

1961 - UN bans nuclear arms

1962 - Don Drysdale wins Cy Young Award

 

 

 

1965 - Craig Breedlove sets land speed record (600.601 mph-966.57 kph)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1967 - Boston’s Carl Yastrzemski wins AL MVP

1967 - Michael Adams in X-15 reaches 80 km(see below Deaths )

1967 - The only fatality of the X-15 program occurs during the 191st flight when Air Force test pilot Michael J. Adams loses control of his aircraft which is destroyed mid-air over the Mojave Desert.(see below Deaths )

1969 - 1st commercial ad on English TV: Birds-Eye Peas on ATV (Midland)

1969 - 250,000 peacefully demonstrate in Wash DC against Vietnam War

1969 - Wendy’s Hamburgers opens

1971 - Intel advertises 4004-processor

1972 - Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 48 launched to study gamma rays

1973 - Egypt & Israel exchange prisoners of war

1976 - Syrian army conquerors Beirut

1979 - ABC-TV announces it would broadcast nightly specials on Iran hostage

1979 - Brit government identifies Sir Anthony Blunt as 4th man in Soviet spy ring

1979 - A package from the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.

1982 - Funeral services held in Moscow’s Red Square for Leonid I Brezhnev

1983 - 75th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

 

 

 

1985 - A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.

 

 

 

 

 

1986 - 2nd time Saturday Night Live uses a time delay (Sam Kinison hosts)

1988 - 91 m radio telescope dish at Green Bank, WV collapses

1988 - PLO proclaims State of Palestine, recognizes Israeli existence

1988 - Soviet space shuttle makes unmanned maiden flight (2 orbits)

1988 - The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.

1989 - “Batman” is released on video tape

1989 - Bret Saberhagen wins AL Cy Young Award

1989 - Walter Davis (Denver) begins NBA free throw streak of 53 games

1990 - Pres Bush signs Clear Air Act of 1990

1990 - Producers confirm that Milli Vanilla didn’t sing on their album

1990 - US 68th manned space mission STS 38 (Atlantis 7) launches into orbit

1991 - Dow Jones avg drops 120.31 points (5th largest dive)

1991 - Ricky Pierce (Seattle) begins NBA free throw streak of 75 game

1993 - Joe Buttafuoco sentence to 6 months for statutory rape of Amy Fisher

1993 - 13 Cuban refugees land in Florida after stealing a crop-duster in Cuba.

1995 - Space shuttle Atlantis docks with orbiting Russian space station Mir

1999 - Next transit of Mercury visible in North America

2003 - The first day of the 2003 Istanbul Bombings takes place, to be followed by additional bombings on November 20.

2005 - Boeing formally launches the stretched Boeing 747-8 variant with orders from Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines.

2007 - A devastating Cyclone named Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroyed the world’s largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans.

 

 

 

Births

1316 - Jean I, King of France (Nov 15-19, 1316) (he lived only 5 days)

1397 - Nicholas V, [Tommaso Parentucelli], Italy, Pope (1447-55)

1498 - Eleonore of Austria, Queen of Portugal and France (d. 1558)

1556 - Jacques-Davy Duperron, French cardinal (d. 1618)

1559 - Albrecht, arch duke of Austrian/cardinal-archbishop of Toledo

1660 - Hermann von der Hardt, German historian (d. 1746)

1661 - Christoph von Graffenried, Swiss settler in Americas (d. 1743)

1688 - Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician (d. 1757)

 

 

 

1708 - William Pitt the ElderLondonBritish Prime Minister (Whig, 1756-61, 66-68), `Great Commoner‘, (d. 1778)

 

 

 

 

 

1755 - Jan Blanken, Dutch hydraulic engineer

1757 - Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher, Danish surgeon (d. 1830)

1793 - Michel Chasles, French mathematician (geometry)

1814 - Pleasant Adam Hackleman, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1862

1816 - Joseph Bennett Plummer, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1862

1836 - Pierce Manning Butler Young, Mjr Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1896

1874 - August Krogh [Schack], Denmark, zoophysiologist (arterioles and capillaries, Nobel-1920), (d. 1949)

1882 - Felix Frankfurter, Vienna Aust, 80th Supreme Court Justice (1939-62)

1887 - Marianne Moore, St Louis, poet (Pulitzer 1951, Collected Poems)

 

 

 

1891 - Erwin RommelGerman fieldmarshal (WW II-African campaign)

 

 

 

 

 

1891 - W Averell Harriman, US, (Gov-D-NY)/ambassador to USSR (1943-46)

 

 

 

1906 - Curtis E Le May, air force general/VP candidate(see UE 10/1)

 

 

 

 

1907 - Count Claus Schenck von StauffenbergGerman anti fascist colonel

 

 

 

 

 

1919 - Joseph Albert Wapner, La, judge (People’s Court)

1928 - C. W. McCall, American singer

1930 - J[ames] G[raham] Ballard, China, sci-fi author (Drowned World)

1930 - Whitman Mayo, NYC, actor (Grady-Sanford & Son)

1931 - John Kerr, NYC, actor (South Pacific, Peyton Place, Pit & Pendulum)

1932 - Clyde L McPhatter, Durham NC, singer (Drifters-Treasure My Love)

1932 - Petula Clark, Surrey England, rock vocalist (Downtown, My Love)

1933 - Jack Burns, Boston Mass, comedian (Burns & Schreiber)

1934 - Joanna Barnes, Boston, actr (Parent Trap, Spartacus, Goodbye Charlie)

 

 

 

1937 - William E “Little Willie” John, [Woods], US R&B singer (Fever)

 

PERSON TO PERSON

FEVER

I’m Shakin’

All Around The World

 

 

 

 

1937 - Yaphet Kotto, NYC, actor (Brubaker, Alien, Raid on Entebbe, Homicide)

1939 - Erik Hansen, Denmark, 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1960)

1939 - Thalmus Rasulala, [Jack Crowder], Miami Fla, actor (Blacula, Roots)

1940 - Sam Waterson, Cambridge Mass, American actor (Capricorn One, Heaven’s Gate)

1941 - Daniel Manus Pinkwater, US, sci-fi author (Magic Moscow)

1942 - Daniel Barenboim, Buenos Aires Argentinia, pianist/conductor

1945 - Anni-Frid Lyngsdtad, [Fryeda Anderson], Sweden, rocker (ABBA)

1946 - Janet Lennon, Culver City California, singer (Lennon Sisters)

1950 - Mac Maurice Wilkins, discus thrower (1st to break 70m)

1952 - “Macho Man” Randy Savage, [Poffo], Sarasota FL, wrestler (WWF/SMW/ICW)

1952 - Zoltán Buday, Hungarian born actor

1953 - Yuri Viktorovich Prikhodko, Russian cosmonaut

 

 

 

1954 - Beverly D’AngeloColumbus Ohioactress (VacationEuropean Vacation)

 

 

 

 

 

1957 - Kevin Eubanks, bandleader (Tonight Show)

1970 - Jack Ingram, American singer and songwriter

1971 - Natalia Medvedeva, Kiev Ukraine, tennis star (1993 Prague Essen)

1971 - Rohan Robinson, Australian hurdler (Olympics-96)

1971 - Sandra Kim, [Caldarone], French singer (J’aime la Vie)

1973 - Sydney Tamiia Poitier, American actress

1975 - Scott Henshall, British fashion designer

1976 - Jessica Amey, Montreal Quebec, 100m butterfly/4 x 100 (Olympics-96)

1976 - Virginie Ledoyen, French actress 

 

 

 

Deaths

655 - PendaKing of Mercia

 

 

 

 

 

1028 - Constantine VIII Byzantine Emperor (b. 960)

1136 - Margrave Leopold III of Austria (b. 1073)

1194 - Margaretha van Elzas, wife of count Boudouin V of Henegouwen, dies

1280 - Albertus Magnus the Great, German leader/bishop Regensburg, dies at 87

1463 - Giovanni Antonio del Balzo Orsini, Prince of Taranto and Constable of Naples

1544 - King Jungjong of Joseon (b. 1506)

1670 - Jan A Comenius, [Komensky], Czech/Neth educator/philosopher, dies

1691 - Albert Cuyp, landscape painter, buried at 71

1706 - Tsangyang Gyatso, 6th Dalai Lama (b. 1683)

1712 - James Douglas, 4th Duke of Hamilton, Scottish nationalist (b. 1658)

1795 - Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo, French painter (b. 1719)

1819 - Daniel Rutherford, Scottish chemist and physician (b. 1749)

1832 - Jean Baptiste Say, French economist, dies at 63

1908 - Cixi [the old Buddha], empress-widow of China, dies

1916 - Henryk Sienkiewicz, Polish author, Nobel laureate (b. 1846)

1919 - Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913), dies

1934 - Anton CR Dreesmann, German/Neth’s manufacturer (Devout & D), dies

1944 - Maarten Reuchlin, resistance fighter, executed

1954 - Lionel Barrymore, [Blythe], actor (Dr Kildare, Key Largo), dies at 76

1958 - Tyrone Power, actor (Mark of Zorro), dies of a heart attack at 44

 

 

 

1967 - Michael James AdamsUSAF pilot (X-15), dies in X-15 crash at 37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1971 - Rudolf Abel, Soviet spy (b. 1903)

1971 - Edie Sedgwick, American actress and model (b. 1943)

1978 - Margaret Mead, anthropologist (Thoughts & Female), dies in NY at 76

1982 - Martin De Alzaga, Argentine racing driver (b. 1901)

1985 - Spencer W Kimball, US head of mormon church, dies at 90

 

 

 

1990 - AlydarAmerican racehorse (b. 1975)

 

 

 

 

 

1993 - Luciano Liggio, Italian mafia leader/painter, dies

1993 - Mouin Shabaita, Palestinian al-Fatah commandant, murdered

1993 - Theo Huizenaar, Dutch boxing trainer (Bep van Klaveren), dies at 93

1994 - James Winston Watts, developer of the Frontal Lobotomy, dies at 90

1994 - Janet Ahlberg, illustrator, dies at 50

 

 

 

1996 - Alger Hissformer alleged spy/lawyerdies at 92

 

 

 

 

 

1997 - Saul Chaplin, director (West Side Story), dies at 85

1998 - Stokely Carmichael, American civil rights activist (b. 1941)

2003 - Speedy West, Country Music Hall of Fame Steel Guitarist (b. 1924)

2003 - Dorothy Loudon, American actress (b. 1933)

2003 - Laurence Tisch, American businessman (b. 1923)

2005 - Arto Salminen, Finnish writer (b. 1959)

2006 - Ana Carolina Reston, Brazilian model (b. 1985)

2006 - David K. Wyatt, American historian (b. 1937)

2007 - Joe Nuxhall, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1928)

2010 - Larry Evans, American chess grandmaster and journalist (b. 1932)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turkey Taboos: What NOT To Do This Thanksgiving

 

 

 

” When it comes to preparing the Thanksgiving bird, everyone has an opinion. We all have our favorite turkey, whether it’s Aunt Sally’s or Alton Brown’s 5-star fan favorite. There are some words of wisdom, though, that apply no matter what turkey recipe you choose. Chef Ariane Daguin, cofounder of D’Artagnan, a leading gourmet food purveyor, shared her essential tips for what NOT to do when it comes to the turkey. With these in your back pocket, your beloved bird will taste better than ever.

1. Keep It Fresh: Don’t buy a frozen turkey. A fresh bird will always have flesh that is more moist and tender.

2. Turkey Inferno: Don’t preheat your oven to a temperature lower than 350 degrees F or the turkey’s skin won’t lock in enough juices to ensure a moist bird.”

Read the rest at the Food Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

1380 - King Charles VI of France crowned at age 12

 

 

 

1524 - Pizarro begins 1st great expeditionnear Colombia

 

 

 

 

 

1550 - Pope Julius III proclaims new seat on Council of Trente

1666 - Samuel Pepys reports on 1st blood transfusion (between dogs)

1677 - Prince Willem III Henry marries English princess Mary Stuart

1698 - Spanish king Carlos appoints grandson prince Jozef Ferdinand as heir

1755 - Henry Fox appointed English Secretary of State

1792 - Capt George Vancouver is 1st Englishman to enter SF Bay

1832 - 1st streetcar(horse-drawn)(John Mason) debuts in NYC; fare 12 cents  4th Avenue between Prince and 14th Sts

1834 - William Thomson enters Glasgow University at 10 yrs 4 months

1851 - “Moby Dick,” by Herman Melville, published

1863 - Nathan Bedford Forrest is assigned to command of West Tennessee

1863 - Skirmish at Danville, Mississippi

1881 - Charles J Guiteau went on trial for Pres Garfield’s assassination

1888 - St Andrews Golf Club, Yonkers NY, opens with just 6 holes

1888 - USC Trojans (then Methodists) play their 1st football game

 

 

 

1889 - New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began her attempt to surpass fictitious journey of Jules Verne’s Phileas Fogg by traveling around world in less than 80 days She succeeded, finishing the trip in January in 72 days and 6 hours

 

 

 

 

 

1896 - Power plant at Niagara Falls begins operation

1906 - Roosevelt becomes 1st US pres to visit a foreign country (Panama)

1908 - Albert Einstein presents quantum theory of light

 

 

 

1910 - 1st airplane flight from deck of a shipNorfolk, Va

 

 

 

 

 

1919 - Red Army captures Omsk, Siberia

1923 - Kentaro Suzuki completes his ascent of Mount Iizuna.

1927 - Worlds largest gas tank in Pittsburgh Penn explodes; 28 die

1935 - FDR proclaims Philippine Islands a free commonwealth

1935 - Nazi’s deprive German Jews of their citizenship

1939 - Oil refinery fire kills 500 & destroys Lagunillas Venezuela

 

 

 

1940 - During WW IIGerman planes destroy most of CoventryEngland

 

 

 

 

 

1942 - -Nov 15th) Japanese/US sea battle at Savo-Island in Guadalcanal)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1942 - Last Vichy-French troops in Algeria surrender

1943 - Chic Bear Sid Luckman passes for 7 touchdowns vs NY Giants (56-7)

1956 - Hungarian revolt put down

1957 - Henry Aaron wins NL MVP

 

 

 

1957 - The Apalachin Meeting outside BinghamtonNew York is raided by law enforcementand many high level Mafia figures are arrested.

 

 

 

 

 

1959 - Kilauea’s most spectacular eruption (in Hawaii)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1960 - 2 passenger trains collided at high-speed killing 110 (Czech)

1960 - OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries), forms

1960 - Ray Charles’ “Georgia On My Mind” reaches #1

1960 - Riot due to school integration in New Orleans

1964 - Detroit Red Wings Gordie Howe sets NHL record 627th career goal

1965 - US government sends 90,000 soldiers to Vietnam

1966 - Muhammad Ali TKOs Cleveland Williams in 3 for heavyweight title

1968 - “National Turn in Your Draft Card Day” features draft card burning

1968 - 1st European lung transplant

1968 - Yale University announces it is going co-educational

1969 - 2nd Vietnam Moratorium Day in US

1969 - Apollo 12 (Conrad/Gordon/Bean) launched for 2nd manned Moon landing

1970 - DC-9 crashes in West Virginia, 75 killed

1970 - Marshall U football team wiped out in air crash at Kenova WV

1972 - Dow Jones closes above 1,000 for 1st time (1003.16)

1973 - Britain’s Princess Anne marries commoner, Capt Mark Phillips

1973 - Jim Palmer is named AL Cy Young winner

1973 - Reggie Jackson wins AL MVP Award unanimously

1976 - Cleveland Browns’ Jerry Sherk sets club record with 4 sacks

1976 - War criminal Pieter Menten captured 1 day after fleeing

1981 - Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant ties Amos Alonzo Stagg with 314 football wins

1982 - Polish Solidarity chairman Lech Walesa freed

1983 - 1st cruise missile placed (Greenham Common England)

1984 - Astronauts aboard “Discovery” pluck a 2nd satellite from orbit

1984 - NASA launches NATO-3D

1984 - Zamboanga City mayor Cesar Climaco, a prominent critic of the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is assassinated in his home city.

 

 

 

1985 - Volcano Nevado del Ruiz Colombia erupts1000s killed

 

 

 

 

 

1986 - Doubleday Publishing sells NY Mets to Nelson Doubleday & Fred Wilpon

1986 - SEC imposes a record $100 million penalty against Ivan Boesky

1990 - Michael Heseltine contests Thatcher’s leadership of party

1990 - Philippines hit by typhoon, 110 die

1991 - Michael Jackson’s “Black or White” video premieres on FOX TV

1991 - American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103.

1991 - Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returns to Phnom Penh after thirteen years of exile.

1993 - Don Shula becomes winningest coach in NFL history

1993 - Puerto Rico votes against becoming the 51st US state

 

 

 

1994 - 1st trains for public run in Channel Tunnel under English Channel

 

 

 

 

 

1994 - Space shuttle STS-66 (Atlantis 13), lands

1997 - Disney’s “Lion King” sets Broadway record of $2,700,000 daily sale

2001 - War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters takeover the capital Kabul.

2002 - Argentina defaults on an $805 million World Bank payment.

2002 - The United States House of Representatives votes not to create an independent commission to investigate the September 11 attacks.

2007 - the last direct-current distribution by Con Edison was shut down.

 

 

 

Births

1511 - Janus Secundus, neo latin poet (Basia)

1567 - Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange (d. 1625)

1601 - Jean Eudes, French missionary (d. 1680)

1650 - Willem III Henry, [Dutch William], king of England (1689-1702)

1679 - Omobono Stradivari, Italian violin maker/son of Antonius

1719 - Johann Georg Leopold Mozart, composer

1740 - Johann van Beethoven, Ludwig van Beethoven’s father and first teacher (d. 1792)

 

 

 

1765 - Robert FultonLittle Britain, Pen., inventor and engineer (1st commercial steamboat), (d. 1815)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1771 - Marie François Xavier Bichat, Paris, anatomist and physiologist (tissue theory), (d. 1802)

1776 - Henri Dutrochet, discovered & named process of osmosis

1797 - Charles Lyell, Scotland, geologist (Principles of Geology)

1814 - Michael Kelly Lawler, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), dies in 1882

1822 - William Harrow, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1872

1823 - Robert J Fruin, historian (80 year war)

1827 - Isaac Wistar, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1905

 

 

 

1828 - James Birdseye MacPhersonMjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1864

 

 

 

 

 

1840 - Claude MonetParisimpressionist (Water Lilies), (d. 1926)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1842 - Walter Williams, claimed to be last survivor of Civil War (d 1959)

1861 - Frederick Jackson Turner, Wisc, historian/educator (Harvard U)

1863 - Leo H A Baekeland, Belgian/US chemist (bakelite)

1875 - Gregorio del Pilar, Filipino general (d. 1899)

 

 

 

1889 - Jawaharlal Nehru1st Indian PM (1947-64)

 

 

 

 

 

1891 - Frederick Banting, Canadian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1941)

1892 - James Meredith, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1912)

1893 - Carlo E Gadda, Italian engineer/writer (Madonna dei filosofi)

1894 - Seena Owen, Spokane WA, silent screen actress (Queen Kelly)

1895 - Walter Freeman, American physician (d. 1972)

1896 - Mamie G Doud Eisenhower, 1st lady (1953-61)

1897 - John Steuart Curry, US painter/lithographer (Baptism in Kansas)

1900 - Aaron Copland, American composer (Billy the Kid, Appalachian Spring) (d. 1990)

1901 - Morton Downey, Wallingford Ct, singer (Star of the Family)

1904 - Dick Powell, Mt View Ark, actor (Cry Danger, Dick Powell Theater)

1904 - Marya Mannes, NYC, author (The Reporter)

1905 - John Henry Barbee, American guitarist and singer (d. 1964)

1906 - Louise Brooks, silent screen star (American Venus, Pandora’s Box)

1907 - Astrid Lindgren, Swedish children book author (Pipi Longstocking)

1907 - Howard William Hunter, Mormon Church Leader

1908 - Harrison E Salisbury, journalist/author (50th Anniv of Soviet Union)

 

 

 

1909 - Joseph R McCarthy, (Sen-R-Wisc), anti-communist

 

 

 

 

 

1912 - Barbara Hutton, heiress (Woolworth)

1916 - Sherwood Schwartz, Passaic NJ, TV creator (Brady Bunch, Gilligan Is)

1919 - Lisa Otto, German soprano

1920 - Johnny Desmond, Detroit Mich, singer (Your Hit Parade)

1921 - Brian Keith, Bayonne NJ, actor (Bill-Family Affair, Loneliest Runner)

1922 - Veronica Lake, [Constance Ockleman], actress (I Married a Witch) (d. 1973)

1922 - Boutros Boutros Ghali, Egyptian secretary-general of UN (1992- )

1924 - Arthur Frank “Peter” Shore, egyptologist

1924 - Leonid B Kogan, Dnepropetrovsk Russia, violinist (Lenin Prize-1952)

1927 - Narciso Yepes, Lorca Spain, guitarist (Orquesta Nacionale 1947)

1929 - McLean Stevenson, Normal Ill, actor (M*A*S*H, Hello Larry)

 

 

 

1930 - Edward H White IISan Antonio TexasLt Col USAF/astronaut (Gemini 4)

 

 

 

 

 

1930 - Charles De Sorgher, Belgian bobsledder

1933 - Fred W Haise Jr, Biloxi Miss, astronaut (Apollo 13 STS T-1, T-3, T-5)

 

 

 

1934 - Ellis Marsalisjazz musician , pianist

The Very Thought Of You

Caravan with Harry Connick Jr

A Night In Tunisia with Billy Taylor

Mozartin with Wynton

 

 

 

 

1934 - Roman A Gulyayev, cosmonaut

1935 - Gennadi Aleksandrovich Dolgopolov, cosmonaut

1935 - Hussein ibn Talal I, king of Jordan (1953- )

1935 - Jakusho Kwong, Santa Rosa California, head of Sonoma Mountain Zen Center

1936 - Cornell Gunther, LA California, musician (Coasters-Poison Ivy)

1940 - Freddie Garrity, rocker (Freddie & the Dreamers-I’m Telling You Now)

1943 - Peter Norton, American software engineer

1944 - Aditya Biria, industrialist

1944 - Scherrie Payne, US singer (Supremes-Incredible)

 

 

 

1947 - P J O’Rourkewriter (Easy Money , Republican Party Reptile )

 

 

 

 

 

1947 - Syanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr, US accordionist (On Track)

1948 - Charles Philip Arthur George (Prince Charles), Prince of Wales/Duke of Cornwall

1948 - James Young, Chicago IL, rock guitarist (Styx)1948 - Robert Ginty, Bkln NY, actor (Paper Chase, White Fire)

 

 

 

1951 - Sandahl BergmanKC Missouri, actress (ConanAll that Jazz)

 

 

 

 

 

1951 - Stephen Bishop, rocker vocalist

1952 - Ray Sharkey, Brooklyn NY, actor (Wise Guys, Wired, Caged Fear)

1954 - Bernard Hinault, French bicylist (Tour de France)

1954 - Yanni, new age musician (Live at the Acropolis, Sand Dance)

 

 

 

1954 - Condoleezza RiceUnited States Secretary of State

 

 

 

 

 

1956 - Kenneth D Bowersox, Portsmouth Va, USN/astro (STS 50, 61, 73, 82)

1957 - Frank Affolter, pianist/writer/composer (If Nobody Does)

1957 - Michael J Fitzgerald, American writer

1958 - Lynda Lehmann, Karoonda Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)

1961 - D B Sweeney, actor (Cutting Edge, Fire in the Sky, Day in October)

1962 - Laura San Giacoma, Danville NJ, actress (Pretty Woman, Vital Signs)

1962 - Morgan Reeser, Fort Lauderdale Fla, 470 yachter (Olymp-8th-1992, 96)

1964 - Joseph “Run” Simmons, New York, American rapper (Run DMC)

1964 - Silken Laumann, Mississauga Ontario, rower (Oly-bronze, silver-92, 96)

1964 - Patrick Warburton, American actor

1966 - Curt Schilling, Anchorage AK, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)

1966 - Petra Roßner, German cyclist

1967 - Nina Gordon, American singer

1968 - Bob Christian, NFL running back (Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons)

1968 - Claudia Porwik, Coburg Ger, tennis star (1995 Futures-Valladolid)

1969 - Butch Walker, Rome Ga, heavy metal guitarist (Southgang-Tainted Angel)

1972 - Edyta Górniak, Polish singer

1974 - Adam Walsh, American murder victim (d. 1981)

1975 - Travis Barker, American musician (Blink-182, +44)

1979 - Tobin Esperance, American musician (Papa Roach)

1979 - Mavie Hörbiger, German actress

1981 - Tom Ferrier, British racing driver

1982 - Kyle Orton, American football player (Chicago Bears)

1984 - Marija Šerifović, Serbian singer

 

 

 

Deaths

563 - Justinian I (The Great)Byzantinian Emperor (527-563), dies at 82Corpus Juris Civiliscivil law codewritten during reign.

 

 

 

 

 

784 - Alberik I, bishop of Utrecht, dies

976 - T’ai tsu, emperor of China/founder of Sung-dynasty, dies

1226 - Frederick of Isenberg, German politician (executed) (b. 1193)

 

 

 

1263 - Alexander NevskyGrand Prince of Novgorod and Vladimir dies at 43

 

 

 

 

 

1391 - Nikola Tavelić, First Croatian saint (b. 1340)

1522 - Anne of France, daughter of French king Louis XI, Princess and French Regent (for her brother King Charles VIII during his minority). Born 1461

1589 - Philipp Apianus [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German geographer, dies at 58

1625 - Giulio C Procaccini, Italian sculptor/painter, dies

1633 - William Ames, English philosopher (b. 1576)

1673 - Michael Wisniowieki, King of Poland, dies

1691 - Tosa Mitsuoki, Japanese painter (b. 1617)

1716 - Gottfried W Leibniz, German philosopher/theologist, dies at 70

1780 - Jacobus Houbraken, engraver/illustrator, dies at 81

1829 - Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, French pharmacist (b. 1763)

1832 - Charles Carroll, large landowner/signed Decl of Ind, dies at 95

1844 - John Abercrombie, British physician (b. 1780)

1908 - Kwang-siu, emperor of China, dies

 

 

 

1915 - Booker T Washingtoneducator/reformerdies at 59 in Tuskegee Ala

 

 

 

 

 

1917 - William Smith, British deserter in France, executed at 20

1935 - J Wouter[us] van Dieren, biologist (Terschelling), dies

1944 - Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist (b. 1873)

1947 - Joseph Allard, French Canadian fiddler (b. 1873)

1955 - Robert E Sherwood, dramatist (Abe Lincoln in Illinois), dies at 59

1971 - William Bendeck, Bolivian rally driver (b. 1934)

1972 - Martin Dies, (Rep)/1st chairman of House Un-American, dies

1974 - Johnny Mack Brown, actor (Lawman is Born, Back Trail), dies at 70

 

 

 

1990 - Malcolm MuggeridgeWW II spy for Britaindies at 87

 

 

 

 

 

1992 - George Adams, US tenor saxophonist/flautist (Changes One), dies

1994 - Michael Grierson Jarrett, archaeologist, dies at 60

1995 - Jack Finney, author (Body Snatchers), dies of pneumonia at 84

1995 - John Lapworth Holt, boat Designer, dies at 83

1996 - Havelock Henry Trevor Hudson, lloyd’s underwriter, dies at 77

1996 - Liz Knights, publisher, dies at 41

1996 - Vera von der Heydt, psychoanalyst, dies at 96

 

 

 

1997 - Eddie Arcarojockey (won 2 Triple Crowns), dies at 81

 

 

 

 

 

2001 - Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Argentine footballer (b. 1922)

2002 - Eddie Bracken, American film actor (b. 1915)

2010 - Wes Santee, American middle distance runner (b. 1932)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past *

 

*  A note about today’s Uncurrent Events : The events , births and deaths depicted in this post dated 11.13.13 are actually things that historically transpired on the 12th of November and not today . Yesterday we mistakenly posted the events of November 13th as that which occurred on the 12th . We are sorry about the confusion and regret any inconvenience we may have caused . It won’t happen again , although regular readers will be aware of the fact that this is the second time we have screwed this up .

 

 

Events

295 - Origin of Era of Ascension

764 - Tibetan troops occupy Chang’an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days.

954 - Lotharius becomes king of France

1028 - Future Byzantine empress Zoe marries Romanus Argyrus according to the wishes of the dying Constantine VIII.

1439 - Plymouth, England, becomes the first town incorporated by the English Parliament.

1555 - The English Parliament re-establishes Catholicism.

1591 - Castilians army occupies Zaragoza

1614 - Treaty of Xanten: Guliks-Kleefse War victory ends

1673 - Dutch troops under Willem III occupy Bonn

1682 - Swedish king Karel XI establishes absolute monarchy

1793 - Jean Sylvain Bailly, the first Mayor of Paris, is guillotined.

1847 - Sir James Young Simpson, a British physician, is the first to use chloroform as an anaesthetic.

1859 - Jules Leotard performs 1st Flying Trapeze circus act (Paris) He also designed garment that bears his name

1892 - Pudge Heffelfinger receives $500, becomes 1st pro football player

1893 - The treaty of the Durand Line is signed between present day Pakistan and Afghanistan – the Durand Line has gained international recognition as an international border between the two sister nations.

1899 - British troops reach Durban Natal

1900 - World’s Fair in Paris opens (50 million visitors)

1910 - 1st Movie stunt: man jumps into Hudson river from a burning balloon

 

 

 

1912 - Robert Scott’s diary & dead body found in Antarctica

 

 

 

 

 

1915 - Theodore W Richards is 1st American to win Nobel Prize in chemistry

1920 - Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis elected 1st baseball commissioner

1921 - Washington Conference for Limitation of Armaments
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1923 - In Germany, Adolf Hitler is arrested for attempt to sieze power Nov 8
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1927 - Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish changes blue jerseys for green

1927 - Trotsky expelled from Soviet CP; Stalin becomes undisputed dictator

1928 - British steamer “Vestris” capsizes & sinks off Virginia, kills 110

1932 - 24 killed at Lancashire mine explosion

1933 - 1st Sunday football game in Philadelphia (previously illegal)

 

 

 

1933 - 1st known photo of Loch Ness monster (or whateveris taken

 

 

 

 

 

1933 - Nazis receive 92% of vote in Germany

1936 - 1st TV Gardening show

1936 - Nobel for literature awarded to Eugene O’Neill

1939 - Jews in Lodz Poland ordered to wear yellow star of David

1940 - Blizzard strikes midwest, 154 die (69 on boat on Great Lakes)

1942 - In World War II, battle of Guadalcanal began

1944 - RAF sink German battleship “Tirpitz” at Tromso Fjord Norway

1945 - Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Cordell Hull (establishing UN)

1946 - 1st “autobank” (banking by car) forms (Chicago)

 

 

 

1946 - Walt Disney’s “Song Of South” released

 

 

Song of the South

 

 

 

 

1946 - A branch of the Exchange National Bank in Chicago, Illinois opens the first ten drive-up teller windows.

1948 - Japanese premier Hideki Tojo sentenced to death by war crimes tribunal

1953 - David Ben-Gurion, resigns as premier of Israel

1953 - US district Judge Grim, rules NFL can black out TV home games

 

 

 

1954 - Ellis Islandimmigration station in NY Harborclosed

 

 

 

 

 

1955 - Date returned to in “Back to the Future” & “Back to the Future II”

1955 - E Arcaro, E Sande & G Woolf 1st inductees in Jockey hall of fame

1956 - Largest observed iceberg, 208 by 60 miles, 1st sighted

1960 - Coup against South Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diem fails

1960 - Mercury-Redstone 1 test launch fails at 10 cm altitude

1963 - Train crash in Japan, kills 164

 

 

 

1964 - Paula Murphy sets female land speed record 226.37 MPH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1965 - Ferdinand Marcos elected president of Philippines

1965 - General strike in Morocco against disappearance of Ben Barka

1965 - Venera 2 launched by Soviet Union toward Venus

1966 - Dick The Bruiser beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ

1968 - Supreme Court declares Arkansas law banning teaching evolution in public schools unconstitutional

1969 - Author Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from Soviet Writers Union

 

 

 

1969 - US army announces investigating William Calley for alleged massacre of civilians at Vietnamese village of My Lai 

 

 

 

 

 

1970 - 240 KPH cyclone hits East Pakistan (Bangladesh); 3-500,000 die

1970 - Scientists perform 1st artificial synthesis of a live cell

1975 - NY Mets Tom Seaver wins his 3rd Cy Young Award

1975 - Supreme Court Justice William O Douglas retired after 36 years

1979 - Pres Carter announces immediate halt to all imports of Iranian oil & freezes Iranian assets

1980 - NYC Mayor Ed Koch admits to trying marijuana

1980 - US space probe Voyager I approaches 77,000-mi (124,000 km) of Saturn

 

 

 

1981 - 1st balloon crossing of Pacific is completed (Double Eagle V)

 

 

 

 

 

1981 - 2nd shuttle mission-1st time spacecraft launched twice (Columbia 2)

1982 - USSR KGB-chief Yuri V Andropov succeeds Leonid Brezhnev as USSR leader

1984 - Space shuttle astronauts snared a satellite 1st space salvage

1985 - Secretary in Ann Arbor Mich wounded by package bomb

1985 - Horse Racing Breeders’ Cup Champs: Cozzene, Life’s Magic, Pebbles, Precisionist, Proud Truth, Tasso, Twilight Ridge at Aqueduct

1987 - Heavy snow closes schools from DC to Maine

1989 - Brazil holds 1st free presidential election in 29 years

1990 - Crown Prince Akihito is formally installed as Emperor Akihito of Japan, becoming the 125th Japanese monarch.

 

 

 

1990 - Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web.

 

 

 

 

 

1991 - Indonesian army shoots on funeral possession: 270-520 die

1991 - Dili Massacre, Indonesian forces open fire on a crowd of student protesters in Dili, East Timor.

1992 - NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is reinstated for 8th time

1995 - Marino breaks Tarkenton’s NFL all-time passing yardage mark of 47,003

1998 - Then Vice President of the United States Al Gore symbolically signs the Kyoto Protocol.

2001 - 2001 Attack on Afghanistan: Taliban forces abandon Kabul, Afghanistan, ahead of advancing Afghan Northern Alliance troops.

2001 - In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 on its way to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.

2003 - With 501 km/h (311 mph) Shanghai Transrapid sets up a new world record for commercial railway systems.

2003 - Iraq war: In Nasiriya, Iraq, at least 23 people, among them the first Italian casualties of the 2003 Iraq war are killed in a suicide bomb attack on an Italian police base.

 

 

 

Births

1493 - Bartolomeo Bandinelli, Italian sculptor (d. 1560)

1528 - Qi Jiguang, Chinese general (d. 1588)

1547 - Claude of Valois, French princess (d. 1575). 2nd daughter of King Henry II of France and Catherine de’ Medici.

1606 - Jeanne Mance, French Canadian settler (d. 1673)

1729 - Louis Antoine de Bougainville, French explorer (d. 1811)

1748 - Carlos IV, King of Spain (1788-1808)

1755 - Gerhard JD von Scharnhorst, Prussia milt/minister of War (1807-10)

 

 

 

1815 - Elizabeth Cady StantonJohnstown NYsuffragist (80 Years & More)

 

 

 

 

 

1817 - Bahá’u’lláh, Prophet Founder of the Bahá’í Faith (d. 1892)

1831 - Anton Kerner Ritter von Marilaun, Austria botanist

1833 - Aleksandr Porfirievich Borodin, Russia, composer (Robert LeDiable)

 

 

 

1840 - Auguste RodinMeudon, Francesculptor (Kiss, Thinker), (d. 1917)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1841 - John W Rayleigh, Malden, England, physicist (discovery of argon – Nobel 1904), (d. 1919)

1850 - Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (d. 1908)

1866 - Sun Yat-sen, father of modern China (ROC & PRC) (traditional)

1881 - Olev Siinmaa, Estonian architect (d. 1948)

1889 - DeWitt Wallace, St Paul Minn, publisher, founded Readers Digest (1921)

1890 - Lily Kronberger, Hungarian figure skater (d. 1974)

1896 - Salim Ali, Indian ornithologist (d. 1987)

1903 - Jack Oakie, Sedalia Mo, actor (Great Dictator, 1974 Photoplay Award)

1908 - Harry A Blackmun, Ill, 100th Supreme Court justice (1970-94)

1911 - William Thomas Pennar Davies, poet author/theologian

1911 - Buck Clayton, American jazz trumpet player (d. 1991)

1914 - Roberto Cavanagh, Argentina, polo (Olympic-gold-1936)

1914 - Sylvi Saimo, Finland, 500m kayak (Olympic-gold-1952)

1916 - Paul Emery, British racing driver (d. 1993)

1917 - Joseph Coors, CEO (Adolph Coors Co Brewery)

1917 - Jo Stafford, Coalinga California, singer (You Belong to me, Never Smile Again)

1922 - Kim Hunter, [Janet Cole], Det MI, actress (Planet of the Apes, Lilith)

1924 - Sam Jones, jazz bassist (d. 1981)

1927 - Yutaka Taniyama, Japanese mathematician (d. 1958)

1929 - Grace Kelly, Philadelphia Pa, actress (Rear Window)/Princess (Monaco), (d. 1982)

1930 - Tonke Dragt, Dutch children book author (Towers of February)

1933 - Peter Post, Dutch bicyclist (8x European Champion at Derny-drive)

 

 

 

1934 - Bukka WhiteBluesman , Guitarist 

 

Aberdeen Mississippi Blues

Poor Boy Long Way from Home

Jelly Roll Blues

Booker (Bukka) White Playing Slide with Howlin Wolf

 

 

 

 

1937 - Richard H Truly, Fayette Miss, Rear Adm USN/astro (STS T-2, T-4, 2, 8)

1943 - Brian Hyland, Queens NY, rocker (She Wore an Itsy Bitsy … Bikini)

1943 - Jimmy “Bro” Hayes, US singer (Persuasions-Under the Boardwalk)

1943 - John Maus, NYC, rock vocalist (Walker Brothers)

1943 - Wallace Shawn, NYC, actor (My Dinner with Andre, Princess Bride)

1943 - Bjorn Waldegard, Swedish rally driver

 

 

 

1944 - Booker T Jonesorganist , Songwriter , Booker T & MGs

Green Onions

Melting Pot

Summertime

 

 

 

 

1945 - Michael Bishop, US, sci-fi author (Nebula, Stolen Faces)

1945 - Neil Young, Toronto, singer/songwriter (Cosby, Sills & Young)

1945 - Tracy Kidder, American journalist and author

1947 - Donald Roeser, rock guitarist/vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult)

1947 - J C Crowley, rocker

1952 - Ronald Burkle, American entrepreneur

1956 - Rhonda Shear, New Orleans LA, comedian (Up All Night)

1961 - Nadia Comaneci, [Gheorghe], Romania, gymnist (1st 10/Olymp-gold-1976)

1962 - Naomi Wolf, American author and feminist

1962 - Neal Shusterman, American author

1964 - Erik Howard, NFL defensive tackle/end (NY Jets)

1966 - David Schwimmer, Queens NY, actor (Ross-Friends)

1967 - Michael Moorer, boxing heavyweight champ (defeated Holyfield-1994)

1968 - Derek Bell, Tampa Florida, outfielder (Houston Astros)

1968 - Irina Privalova, Russian runner (indoor world record 50/60m)

1969 - Iain Sydie, North York Ontario, badminton player (Olympics-96)

1970 - Tonya Harding, Portland Or, figure skater (Oly-8th-1994/US Champ 1994)

1973 - Colin Morgan, Calgary Alberta, 78 kg judoka (Olympics-96)

1973 - Keith Morgan, Calgary Alberta, 95 kg judoka (Olympics-96)

1973 - Radha Mitchell, Australian actress

1978 - Ashley Williams, American actress

1978 - Lena Yada, American actress, model, surfer ,and WWE Diva

1980 - Ryan Gosling, Canadian actor

1982 - Anne Hathaway, American actress

 

 

 

Deaths

607 - Pope Boniface III, dies after less than a year in office

1035 - Cnut (Canute) “The Great”, King of Denmark. England, Norway and parts of Sweden. Reigned 1016-1035.

1094 - King Duncan II of Scotland (b. 1060)

1202 - Knut VI, king of the Denen/Turn (1182-1202), dies at about 39

1434 - King Louis III of Naples

1567 - Anne Pierre Adrien duke of Montmorency, Marshal of France, dies at 74

 

 

 

1595 - John HawkinsEnglish navigator/treasurer of the Navydies at 63

 

 

 

 

 

1600 - Andreas of Austrian, Land Guardian of Neth (1598-1600), dies at 42

1606 - Matthaus Ludecus, composer, dies at 79

1606 - St. Nicholas Owen (martyr), one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales

1671 - Thomas, 3rd baron Fairfax of Cameron, English general, dies at 59

1722 - Adriaen van der Werff, Dutch painter/engraver/architect, dies at 63

1742 - Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (b. 1660)

1754 - Jacob de Wit, Amsterdam painter/decorater, dies at 58

1802 - Charles van Poucke, Flemish sculptor, dies at 62

 

 

 

1916 - Percival LowellAmerican amateur astronomerfounder of Lowell Observatory in FlagstaffArizona (b. 1855)

 

 

 

 

 

1921 - Fernand Khnopff, Belgian painter/sculptor, dies at 63

1941 - Abe “Kid Twist” Reles, NY gangster/police informer, killed

1944 - George D Birkhoff, US mathematician (Aesthetic measure), dies at 60

1955 - Alfréd Hajós, Hungarian swimmer (b. 1878)

1976 - Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich, Russian aircraft designer (b. 1893)

1987 - Roger Lewis, aviation exec (Lockheed, C Wright, Pan Am), dies at 75

1990 - Eve Arden, actress (Our Miss Brooks), dies at 82

 

 

 

1992 - Charles “Honi” Colestap dancer, (1983 Tony awarddies of cancer at 81

 

 

 

 

 

1994 - Wilma Glodean RudolphUS sprinter (Olympics-3 gold-60), dies at 54

 

 

 

 

 

1995 - Curley Fox, fiddler, dies at 85

1995 - Jack Mann, pilot/hostage, dies at 81

2006 - General Jacob E. Smart, US Air Force leader World War II (b. 1909)

2007 - Ira Levin, American novelist (b. 1929)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events

866 - Pope Nicholas I answers the envoys of Boris (Ad consulta vestra)

1002 - English king Ethelred II launches massacre of Danish settlers

1160 - Marriage of Louis VII of France with Adele of Champagne.

1553 - English Lady Jane Grey/Bishop Cranmer accused of high treason

1565 - Pope Pius IV publishes degree Professi fidei

1642 - Battle at Turnham Green, London: King Charles I vs English parliament

 

 

 

1715 - Significant battle at Sheriffmuir during Jacobite rebellionBattle inconclusive but Government forces able halt advance of Jacobite army lead by Scottish Earl of Mar

 

 

 

 

 

1775 - American Revolutionary forces capture Montreal

 

 

 

 

 

1789 - Ben Franklin writes “Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes”

1841 - James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnosis.

1843 - Mt Rainier in Washington State erupts

1854 - “New Era” sinks off NJ coast with loss of 300

1862 - Battle of Holly Spring, MS

1865 - PT Barnum’s New American museum opens in Bridgeport

1865 - US issues 1st gold certificates

1875 - Harvard-Yale game is 1st college football contest with uniforms

1887 - Bloody Sunday clashes in central London.

1895 - 1st shipment of canned pineapple from Hawaii

1901 - The 1901 Caister Lifeboat Disaster.

1907 - French cyclist Paul Cornu flies 1st helicopter (twin rotor)

1909 - 259 miners die in a fire at St Paul Mine at Cherry Ill

1913 - 1st modern elastic brassiere patented by Mary Phelps Jacob

1916 - British offensive at Ancre Belgium

1920 - Hudson River frozen at Albany

1921 - “Sheik,” starring Rudolph Valentino, is released

1922 - Black Renaissance begins Harlem NY

 

 

 

1927 - NY-NJ Holland Tunnel1st twin-tube underwater auto tunnel, opens

 

 

 

 

 

1933 - 1st modern sit-down strike, Hormel meat packers, Austin, Minn

1940 - Walt Disney’s “Fantasia” released

 

 

 

1941 - British aircraft carrier “Ark Royal” sank in Mediterranean

 

 

 

 

 

1942 - Chaotic “sea battle of Friday the 13th” at Guadalcanal

1942 - Minimum draft age lowered from 21 to 18

1946 - 1st artificial snow produced from a natural cloud, Mt Greylock, MA

1950 - US win 1st world championship bridge contest

1952 - False fingernails 1st sold

1956 - Supreme Court strikes down segregation of races on public buses

1960 - Fire in movie theater kills 152 children (Amude Spain)

1960 - Sammy Davis Jr marries Swedish actress May Britt

1961 - Vladimir Yefimovich Semichastny succeeds Aleksandr Nikolayevich Shelepin as head of the KGB.

1964 - Bob Petit (St Louis Hawks) becomes 1st NBAer to score 20,000 points

1965 - “Yarmouth Castle” burns & sinks off Bahamas, killing 89

1967 - Carl B Stokes sworn-in as 1st major city black mayor (Cleveland Oh)

1969 - VP Spiro T Agnew accused network TV news depts of bias & distortion

1970 - Cyclone kills estimated 300,000 in Chittagong Bangladesh

1970 - Flooding ravages Ganges delta, 200,000-1 million killed

1970 - Lt Gen Hafez al-Assad becomes PM of Syria following military coup

1971 - Mariner 9, 1st to orbit another planet (Mars)

1974 - Dodgers Steve Garvey wins NL MVP

1977 - Final Al Capp comic strip of “Li’l Abner” (1934-77)

1978 - NASA launches HEAO

1979 - Ronald Reagan in NY announces his candidacy for president

1979 - Willie Stargell & Keith Hernandez share NL MVP Award NL

1980 - US spacecraft Voyager I sent back 1st close-up pictures of Saturn

 

 

 

1982 - Vietnam War Memorial dedicated in Washington DC(see UC 11/09)

 

 

 

 

 

1982 - A boxing match held in Las Vegas, Nevada ends when Ray Mancini defeats Duk Koo Kim. Kim’s death on November 17 led to significant changes in the sport.

1984 - David Levy finds his 1st comet

1984 - Ryne Sandberg wins the NL MVP Award

1985 - Dwight Gooden, youngest 20 game winner, wins Cy Young award

1985 - Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia, kills 25,000

1986 - US president Reagan confesses weapon sales to Iran

1987 - 1st condom commercial on BBC TV

 

 

 

1990 - The World Wide Web first began.

 

 

 

 

 

1991 - Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award

1992 - Riddick Bowe beats Evander Holyfield in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1993 - 7.1 seaquake east of Kamchatka

1994 - Sweden agrees to join European Union

1997 - “Lion King,” opens at New Amersterdam Theater NYC

1997 - UN pulls out arms inspection teams from Iraq

2001 - Doha Round: The World Trade Organization ends a four-day ministerial conference in Doha, Qatar.

2001 - War on Terrorism: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States.

 

 

 

2002 - The oil tanker Prestige sinks off the Galician coast and causes a huge oil spill.

 

 

 

 

 

2007 - An explosion hits the south wing of the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Quezon City, killing four people, including Congressman Wahab Akbar, and wounding six.

 

 

 

 

Births

354 - [Christian] Aurelius Augustine, bp of Hippo in Roman Africa

1312 - Edward III, Windsor Castle, England, king of England (1327-77, raped countess of Salisbury), (d. 1377)

1486 - Johann Eck, German theologian (d. 1543)

1504 - Philip I (the Generous), Landgrave of Hesse and important early protestant ruler. (d. 1567)

1572 - Cyril Lucaris, Greek theologian (d. 1638)

1715 - Dorothea Erxleben, German, first female medical doctor (d.1762)

1732 - John Dickinson, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania (d. 1808)

1760 - Jiaqing, Emperor of China (d. 1820)

1792 - Edward John Trelawney, England, traveler/author (Adv of Younger Son)

1804 - Theophilus Hunter Holmes, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1880

 

 

 

1809 - John AB DahlgrenUS Union  rear adm/inventor (Civil War Dahlgren-cannon)

 

 

 

 

 

1813 - John Wolcott Phelps, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1885

 

 

 

1814 - Joseph HookerMajor General (Union volunteers), died in 1879

 

 

 

 

 

1833 - Edwin Thomas Booth, US, US Hall of Fame/actor (Hamlet)

1834 - Ignacio M Altamirano, Mexican author (El Zarco)

1838 - Joseph F Smith, 6th pres of Mormon church

1841 - Edward Burd Grubb, American Civil War Brevet Brigadier General (d. 1913)

 

 

 

1850 - Robert Louis StevensonEdinburghScotlandauthor (Treasure Island), (d. 1894)

 

 

 

 

 

1853 - John Drew Jr., American actor (d. 1927)

1856 - Louis D Brandeis, Mass, 68th Supreme Court Justice (1916-39)

1858 - Percy McDonnell, cricketer (Australian batsman of the 1880′s)

1859 - Georg Knorr, German engineer (brake system trains)

1869 - Helene Stöcker, German feminist, pacifist and publicist (d. 1943)

1869 - Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian feminist (d. 1962)

1878 - Max Dehn, German mathematician (d. 1952)

1882 - John Lowry, Mount Vernon NY, NYC builder (Radio City Music Hall)

1893 - Edward A Doisy Sr, US bio-chemist (Vitamin K1, Nobel 1943)

1897 - Gertrude Olmstead, American actress (d. 1975)

1898 - Earl Sande, jockey (Hall of Famer)

1900 - Edward Buzzell, American film director (d. 1985)

1902 - Gustav von Koenigswald, paleontologist (found Pithecanthropus erectus)

1906 - Hermione Baddeley, England, actress (Camp Runamuck, Maude, Good Life)

1906 - Eva Zeisel, Budapest, Hungary, American industrial designer

1907 - Lewis Boddington, aerospace engineer

1908 - C. Vann Woodward, American historian (d. 1999)

 

 

 

1910 - William Bradford HuieAmerican writer and publisher (d. 1986)

 

 

 

 

 

1915 - Robert Sutton, electronics engineer

1916 - Jack Elam, Miami AZ, actor (The Dakotas, East Street, Rio Lobo)

1918 - Janine Andrade, French violinist

1921 - Eddie Calhoun, jazz bassist

1922 - Oskar Werner, film actor/director (Shoes of the Fisherman, Das Ekel)

1924 - Motoo Kimura, Japanese geneticist (d. 1994)

1927 - Billy Klüver, American scientist (d. 2004)

1931 - Anthony Jacobs, English industrialist (BSM)

1931 - Joan Lestor, British MP

1931 - John A Manke, US test pilot (HL-10)

1932 - Olga Connolly-Fikotova, Czech, US discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1956)

1932 - Richard Mulligan, Bronx NY, actor (Soap, Empty’s Nest, Big Bus)

1933 - Clyde McPhatter, rocker

1937 - Kamahl, [Kamalesvaran], Australian singer (Elephant Song)

1938 - Jean Seberg, Marshaltown Iowa, actress (Breathless, Paint Your Wagon)

1939 - Idris Muhammad, American jazz drummer

1940 - Justine “Baby” Washington, US singer (Only Those in Love)

 

 

 

1943 - John Hammond JrNYCblues singer (So Many Roads)

 

Walking Blues                                     Can’t Find My Way Home with Bonnie Raitt & Lowell George 

Too Tired with Duke Robillard                          IT HURTS ME TOO with Dr John & Mike Bloomfield

Come On In My Kitchen                                                      Mr Highwayman with Robert jr Lockwood 

Rambling On My Mind                                                                                                           Slick Crown Vic

 

 

 

 

1945 - Masahiro Hasemi, Japanese racing driver

1947 - Joe Mantegna, Chicago Ill, actor (House of Games, Weeds)

1949 - Roger Steen, rock guitarist/vocalist (Tubes)

1949 - Yoshimi Ishibashi, Japanese racing driver

1950 - Gilbert Perreault, NHL center (over 500 goals)

1951 - Beth Anders, Norristown Penn, field hockey sweeper (Oly-bronze-1984)

1951 - Bill Gibson, California, rock drummer (Huey Lewis & The News)

1952 - Art Malik, Pakistani-born English actor

1953 - Andy “the Clobberer” Ranken, English pop drummer (The Pogues)

 

 

 

1953 - Larry Millercomedian (Dream On, FavorDream Lover)

 

 

The Five Levels Of Drinking

A Comedy Tribute!

Funny 1980s

 

 

 

 

1953 - Tracy Scoggins, Galveston Tx, actress (Colbys, Gumshoe Kid)

1953 - Waswo_X._Waswo, American Photographer

 

 

 

1954 - Scott McNealyAmerican CEO of Sun Microsystems

 

 

 

 

 

1958 - Linda Jackson, Montreal Quebec, cyclist (Olympics-96)

1963 - Vinny Testaverde, NFL quarterback (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)

1969 - Lori Berenson, American criminal

1969 - Gerard Butler, Scottish actor

 

 

 

1969 - Ayaan Hirsi AliDutch author

 

 

 

 

 

1973 - Samantha Riley, Brisbane Australia, breastroker (Oly-2 bronze-92, 96)

1973 - Ari Hoenig, American jazz drummer

1975 - Sarah Pitkowski, Seclin France, tennis star (1995 Futures-Koksijde)

1976 - Hiroshi Tanahashi, Japanese professional wrestler

1976 - Kelly Sotherton, English heptathlete

1977 - Huang Xiaoming, Chinese actor and singer

1978 - Nikolai Fraiture, American bassist (The Strokes)

1979 - Ron Artest, American basketball player

1979 - Subliminal, Israeli rapper and producer

1980 - François-Louis Tremblay, Canadian short track speed skater

1981 - Kirsty-Leigh Brown, Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)

1981 - Rivkah, American comic book writer and artist

 

 

 

Deaths

867 - Nicholas I, (the Great), pope (858-67), dies at 67

1004 - Abbo van Fleury, [Floriacensis], French abbott/saint, dies

1093 - Malcolm III (Canmore, “Big Head”) King of Scotland , dies in battle at Alnwick, Northumberland. Historical figure Shakespeare’s character based on.

1143 - King Fulk of Jerusalem

1359 - Ivan II, great ruler of Moscow & Vladimir, dies

1606 - Geronimo Mercuriali, Italian philologist and physician (b. 1530)

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

1706 - Godfried Schalcken, painter/etcher/engraver, dies

 

 

 

1779 - Thomas ChippendaleEnglish furniture makerdies at 61

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1849 - William Etty, English painter best known for paintings of nudes, dies at 62

1863 - Carnot Posey, Confederate brig-generaal, dies at 50

1867 - Adolphe Napoleon Didron, French archaeologist (b. 1806)

1868 - Gioachino (Antonio) Rossini, composer (Barber of Seville), dies at 76

1893 - Antoine T d’abbadie, French explorer: Ethiopia, dies at 78

1903 - Wilhelm von Polenz, German author (Country of Zukunft), dies

1903 - Camille Pissarro, French painter (b. 1830)

 

 

 

1942 - Daniel J CallaghanUS admiral (at Guadalcanal), Medal Of Honor Recipient , dies

 

CALLAGHAN, DANIEL JUDSON Photo

 

 

 

 

1942 -  Douglas H FoxUS captain of destroyer Bartondies in battle

 

 

 

 

 

1942 - Norman ScottUS admiral (at Guadalcanal), Medal of Honor Recipient , dies

 

CALLAGHAN, DANIEL JUDSON Photo

 

 

 

 

1961 - Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Jr., American diplomat (b. 1897)

1963 - Margaret Murray, English anthropologist and Egyptologist (b. 1863)

1967 - Harriet Cohen, English pianist (b. 1895)

1973 - Bruno Maderna, Italian composer/conductor (Satyricon), dies at 53

1973 - Elsa Schiaparelli, French fashion designer, dies at 77

1974 - Vittorio de Sica, Italian actor/director (Boccacio 70), dies

1977 - Ingrid Schubert, German terrorist (b. 1944)

1983 - “Alvin” Junior Samples, country singer (Hee Haw), dies at 56

1985 - George Robert Vincent, American sound recording pioneer (b. 1898)

1986 - Rolando Olalia, Philippines worker’s union leader, murdered

1986 - Rudolf Schock, German opera/operetta singer, dies at 71

1986 - Thierry Le Luron, French humourist (b. 1952)

1989 - Victor Davis, Canadian swimmer (b. 1964)

1991 - Cyril Poitier, actor (Uptown Saturday Night), dies of cancer at 80

1991 - Hanson Baldwin, US military historian, dies at 88

1994 - Joseph H Hazen, US producer/VP (Warner Bros), dies at 96

1994 - Motoo Kimura, Japanese geneticist (b. 1924)

1996 - Kenneth Watkins, woodland conservationist, dies at 86

1996 - William Ballard Doggett, jazz musician, dies at 80

1996 - Swami Rama, Himalayan yoga master (b. 1925)

1997 - William John Elwyn Davies, painter, dies at 80

 

 

 

1998 - Red HolzmanAmerican basketball coach (b. 1920)

 

 

 

 

 

1998 - Michel Trudeau, Canadian outdoorsman, son of Pierre Trudeau (b. 1975)

1999 - Donald Mills, American singer (Mills Brothers) (b. 1915)

2002 - Rishikesh Shaha, Nepalese politician and writer (b. 1925)

2004 - Ol’ Dirty Bastard, American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan) (b. 1968)

2005 - Eddie Guerrero, American/Mexican professional wrestler (b. 1967)

2005 - Vine Deloria, Jr., Native American author, theologian, historian, and activist (b. 1933)

2010 - Allan Sandage, American astronomer (b. 1926)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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