Category: History


Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events

331 BC – Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela.

 

 

 

 

 

 

704 – Aengibald gives away bishop Willibrord estate in Waalre

1189 – Gerard de Ridefort, grandmaster of the Knights Templar since 1184, is killed in the Siege of Acre.

1574 – -2] Storm breaks Leiden dike; drowns 20,000 Spanish soldiers

1661 – Yachting begins in England; King Charles II beats his brother James

1746 – Bonnie Prince Charlie flees to France

1768 – English troops under general Gauge lands in Boston

1814 – Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw the Europe’s political map after the defeat of Napoléon the previous spring.
1827 – The Russian army under Ivan Paskevich storms Yerevan, ending a millennium of Muslim domination in Armenia.
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1843 – News of the World began publication in London.

1847 – Maria Mitchell discovers a non-naked-eye comet

1847 – German inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens founds Siemens AG & Halske.

1854 – The watch company founded in 1850 in Roxbury by Aaron Lufkin Dennison relocates to Waltham, Massachusetts, to become the Waltham Watch Company, a pioneer in the American System of Watch Manufacturing.

1867 – Karl Marx’ “Das Kapital,” published

1880 – John Philip Sousa becomes new director of US Marine Corps Band

1888 – National Geographic magazine publishes for 1st time

1890 – Congress creates Weather Bureau

1890 – Yosemite National Park forms

1891 – In the U.S. state of California, Stanford University opens its doors.

1892 – University of Chicago opens

1893 – 3rd worst hurricane in US history kills 1,800 (Mississippi)

1898 – Henry Huntington buys LA Railway

1907 – Plaza Hotel (5th Av & 59th Str, NY) opens

1908 – Henry Ford introduces Model T car (costs $825)

1910 – Berkshire Cattle Fair held in Pittsfield Mass (1st state fair)

1910 – Explosion at LA Times kills 21

1918 – World War I: Arab forces under T. E. Lawrence (a/k/a “Lawrence of Arabia”) capture Damascus.

1920 – Sir Percy Cox landed in Basra to assume his responsibilities as high commissioner in Iraq.

1924 – Fokker F-7 1st flight (Amsterdam to Batavia)

1926 – An oil field accident cost aviator Wiley Post his left eye, but he used the settlement money to buy his first aircraft.

1931 – The second (and current) Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is opened in New York.

1933 – Packers make 5 1st downs, Giants make 0, but still win 10-7

1936 – Generalissimo Francisco Franco establishes state of Spain

1940 – Pennsylvania Turnpike, pioneer toll thruway, opens

1945 – Heavyweight champ Joe Louis is discharged from army

1945 – US Office of Strategic Serbia (OSS) disbands

 

 

 

1947 – The F-86 Sabre flies for the first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

1950 – South Korean troops cross 38th parallel into North Korea

1951 – 24th Infantry Regiment, last all-black military unit, deactivated

 

 

 

1955 – “Honeymooners” premieres

 

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1957 – B-52 bombers begin full-time flying alert in case of USSR attack

1957 – First appearance of “In God We Trust” on U.S. paper currency.

1958 – Inauguration of NASA

1958 – Vanguard Project transferred from military to NASA

1958 – NASA created to replace NACA.

1961 – A believed extinct volcanco erupts in Tristan da Cunha

1961 – Roger Maris sets record of 61 HRs (off of Tracy Stallard)

1962 – Johnny Carson hosts his 1st Tonight Show, Joan Crawford guests

1962 – Lucy Show premieres

1967 – Pink FLoyd’s 1st US tour (arrives in NYC)

1968 – “Night of the Living Dead” premieres in Pittsburgh

1970 – 63 arrest in riot to buy Rolling Stone tickets in Milano Italy

1974 – Watergate cover-up trial opens in Wash DC

1975 – Muhammad Ali TKOs Joe Frazier in 15 for heavyweight boxing title in “The Thrilla in Manila”

1979 – US returns Canal Zone to Panama after 75 years (but not the canal)

1982 – EPCOT Center opens in Orlando Florida

1984 – Gary Trudeau’s Doonesbury comic strip resumes after 2-year hiatus

1985 – Israeli air raid on PLO-headquarter at Tunis, 68 killed

1987 – 6 killed by an earthquake measuring 6.1 in LA

1989 – Thousands of East Germans flee to West Germany

1989 – US issues a stamp, labeling an apatosaurus as a brontosaurus

1990 – 10,000 Uganda RPF rebels move into Rwanda

1990 – Meteorite explode above Pacific Ocean

1991 – Howard Stern adds Baltimore to his radio network (WJFK-AM)

1992 – Cartoon Cable Network premieres

1992 – Ross Perot re-enters presidental race

1998 – Vladimir Putin became a permanent member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.

2000 – Juan Antonio Samaranch, the chairman of the IOC declares Sydney the “best Olympic Games ever”

2000 – United States retain Basketball’s Olympic gold medal defeating France 85-75

2000 – United States wins the most medals (97), and the most gold medals (40) in Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia

2005 – Bombing kills 23 people in Bali.

 

Births

1207 – Henry III, king of England (1216-72)

1507 – Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Italian architect (d. 1573)

1730 – Richard Stockton, US attorney/signer (Decl of Independence) 

 

 

 

1781 – James Lawrencenaval hero (War of 1812-“Don’t give up the ship!”)

 

 

 

 

 

1799 – Rufus Choate, US, lawyer (Hall of Fame)

1800 – Lars Levi Laestadius, Swedish-born botanist and founder of Laestadianism (d. 1861)

1870 – Pieter van Essen, Dutch artillery officer/inventor (grape-shot shells)

1881 – William Edward Boeing, founded aircraft co (Boeing)

1893 – Yip Man, Martial Arts Master d.(1972)

1903 – “Slapsie” Maxie Rosenbloom, NYC, light-heavyweight box champ (1932-34)

1904 – Vladimir Horowitz, Kiev Ukraine, pianist (Carmen)

 

 

 

1910 – Bonnie ParkerRowenaTexasoutlaw (Bonnie and Clyde), (d. 1934)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1920 – Walter Matthau, NYC, actor (Odd Couple, Bad News Bears)

1921 – James Whitmore, White Plains NY, actor (Give ‘em Hell Harry)

1924 – Jimmy Earl Carter, Plains Ga, (D) 39th Pres (1977-1981)

1924 – William Rehnquist, Ws, Supreme Court (1972-86)/chief justice (1987- )

1926 – Roger Williams, American pianist

1927 – Tom Bosley, Chicago, actor (Howard-Happy Days, Murder She Wrote)

1928 – George Peppard, Detroit Mich, actor (Banacek, A-Team, Blue Max)

1928 – Laurence Harvey, [Larushka Skine], actor (Alamo, Romeo & Juliet)

1930 – Frank Gardner, Australian racing driver

1931 – Reginald Hall, endocrinologist

 

 

 

1932 – Albert CollinsLeona TXblues guitarist (FrostyShowdown)

 

Iceman                Dirty Dishes                               Cold Cold Feeling with Gary Moore

I Ain’t Drunk         Stormy Monday with BB King      Further On Down The Road with Roy Buchanan

Travelin’ South      Master Charge                            Sweet Little Angel with BB , Buddy Guy , Jeff & Eric

 

 

 

 

 

1935 – Julie Andrews, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, actress/singer (Sound of Music, Mary Poppins)

1936 – Charles G Fullerton, Rochester, NY, astronaut (STS-3, 51F)

1936 – Edward Villella, Bayside Queens, ballet dancer (NYC Ballet)

1936 – Stella Stevens, Yazoo City Miss, actress (Girls! Girls!, Manitou)

1943 – Jim Martini, rocker (Sly & Family Stone-Everyday People)

1945 – Donny Hathaway, Chicago, singer/songwriter (Where is the Love)

1945 – Rod Carew, baseball slugger (AL Rookie of Year 1967)

1945 – Spider Sabich, American skier (d. 1976)

1947 – Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (Shocking Blue)

 

 

 

1950 – Randy QuaidHouston Txactor (Midnight ExpressVacationSaturday Night Live)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1953 – Greta Andersen Waitz, Oslo Norway, marathoner (NYC – 1984)

1957 – Brad MacDonald, race horse trainer

1959 – Youssou N’dour, Senegalese singer (Shaking the tree)

1963 – Mark McGwire, 1st baseman (AL rookie of year 1988, Oakland A’s, Cards)

1964 – Kristi Atkinson, Van Nuys Ca, WP volleyballer (Best of Beach-6th-1994)

1964 – Harry Hill, British comedian

 

 

 

1965 – Cindy Margolis Model

 

 

 

 

 

 

1973 – Rodney Kite-Powell, historian

1973 – Jana Henke, German swimmer

1975 – Eric Morel, PR, US flyweight boxer (Olympics-96)

1977 – Jeffrey van Hooydonk, Belgian race car driver

1978 – Andrew JC Jackson, Australian surf lifesaver

1982 – Harry Lawrence, Bath born Entrepreneur

1985 – Revazi Zintiridis, Greek judoka

 

 

 

Deaths

290 – [Christian] Bacchus, roman soldier/martyred saint, killed

552 – Teja, king of Ostrogoten, dies in battle

976 – Al-Hakam II, Moors kalief of Cordoba, dies

1189 – Gerard de Ridefort, grandmaster of the Knights Templar

1404 – Boniface IX, [Pietro Tomacelli], Pope (1389-1404), dies

1570 – Frans Floris, Flemish painter (b. 1520)

1838 – Charles Tennant, Scottish chemist and industrialist (b. 1768)

 

 

 

1864 – Rose GreenhowAmerican Confederate spy (b. 1817)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1876 – James Lick, California land baron (b. 1796)

1913 – Eugene O’Keefe, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1827)

 

1943 – Antoine T Broekman, resistance fighter, executed at 32
1943 – Anton JT Koreman, resistance fighter, executed at 27
1943 – Antoon Pleyte, resistance fighter, executed at 26
1943 – Dionysius Remiens, resistance fighter, executed at 24
1943 – Earnest Klijzing, resistance fighter, executed
1943 – Gideon Boissevain, resistance fighter, executed at 22
1943 – Hans Katan, resistance fighter, executed at 24
1943 – Henri H Geul, resistance fighter, executed at 27
1943 – Johan Kalshoven, resistance fighter, executed at 20
1943 – Johan Roemer, resistance fighter, executed at 22
1943 – Johan van Mierlo, resistance fighter, executed at 35
1943 – John Charles Boissevain, resistance fighter, executed at 23
1943 – Leo Frijda, resistance fighter, executed at 20
1943 – Louis Boissevain, resistance fighter, executed at 21
1943 – Maarten van/of Gilse, resistance fighter, executed at 27
1943 – Olaf T Thomsen, resistance fighter, executed at 23
1943 – Peter “Pam” Pooters, resistance fighter, executed at 32
1943 – Sape Kuiper, resistance fighter, executed at 19
1943 – Victor van Swieten, resistance fighter, executed at 36
1943 – Walter Brandligt, literature/resistance fighter, executed at 42

 

 

1945 – Walter B Cannon, US physiologist (Traumatic Shock), dies at 73

1965 – Edward E “Doc” Smith, US, sci-fi writer (Subspace encounter), dies

1970 – Raoul Riganti, Argentine racing driver (b. 1893)

 

 

 

1972 – Louis LeakeyEnglish anthropologistdies at 68

 

 

 

 

 

 

1975 – Al Jackson, rock drummer (Booker T & The MG’s), dies at 39

1985 – E B White, US author (New Yorker, Charlotte’s Web), dies at 86

 

 

 

1990 – Curtis E LeMayUSAF General/VP candidatedies at 83

 

 

 

 

 

 

1992 – Bruce Vorhauer, inventor (Today contraceptive sponge), suicide at 50

1994 – Scott Dunbar, bluse vocalist/guitarist, dies at 90

1995 – Aditya Biria, industrialist, dies at 50

2000 – Reginald Kray, British gangster (b. 1933)

2002 – Walter Annenberg, American publisher and philanthropist (b. 1908)

2004 – Richard Avedon, American photographer (b. 1923)

2004 – Bruce Palmer, Canadian musician (Buffalo Springfield) (b. 1946)

2007 – Harry Lee, Sheriff of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana (b. 1932)

 

 

 

2007 – Al OerterAmerican discus thrower (b. 1936) (Olympics-gold-56606468dies aged 71

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

1199 – Rambam (Maimonides) authorizes Samuel Ibn Tibbon to translate Guide of Perplexed from Arabic into Hebrew

1399 – King Richard II of England abdicates throne

1452 – 1st book published, Johann Guttenberg’s Bible

1544 – King Henry VIII draws his armies out of France

1555 – Oxford Bishop Nicholas Ridley sentenced to death as a heretic

1777 – Congress, flees to York Pa, as British forces advance

1787 – 1st US voyage around the world – Columbia leaves Boston

1808 – Covent Garden Theatre Royal destroyed by fire

1841 – Samuel Slocum patented the stapler

1846 – Anesthetic ether used for 1st time (Dr Wm Morton extracts a tooth)

1867 – Midway Islands formally declared a US possession

1877 – 1st US amateur swim meet (NY Athletic Club)

 

 

 

1880 – Henry Draper takes the 1st photograph of Orion Nebula

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

1887 – Volunteer (US) beats Thistle (Scotland) in 8th America’s Cup

1888 – “Jack the Ripper” butchers 2 more women, Liz Stride & Kate Eddowes

1898 – City of NY established

1927 – Babe Ruth hits record setting 60th HR (off Tom Zachary)

1928 – Leon Vanderstuyft of Belgium cycles record 76 mi 604 yds in 1 hr

1929 – 1st manned rocket plane flight (by auto maker Fritz von Opel)

 

 

 

1935 – The Hoover Damastride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated.

 

 

 

 

 

1939 – 1st televised college football game (Fordham vs Waynesburg at NYC)

1939 – Britain first evacuates citizens in anticipation of war.

1940 – 47 German aircrafts shot down above England

1942 – Admiral Nimitz B-17 finds Guadalcanal using National Geographic map

1946 – Von Ribbentrop & Goering sentence to death by Nuremberg trial

 

 

 

1949 – Berlin Airlift ends after 277,000 flights (Ed. note: dates differ from site to site)

 

 

 

 

 

1950 – 1st congress of International Astronautical Federation opens in Paris

1950 – Radio’s “Grand Ole Opry” is broadcasted on TV for 1st time

1953 – Auguste/Jacques Piccard dives with bathosphere to 3150 m (record)

1953 – Earl Warren appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

 

 

 

1960 – Flintstones premieres (1st prime time animation show)

 

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Flintstones Cigarette Commercial

History of The Flintstones

1961 – Bill for Boston Tea Party is paid by Mayor Snyder of Oregon who wrote a check for $196, the total cost of all tea lost

 

 

 

1968 – 1st Boeing 747 rolls out

 

 

 

 

 

1972 – Roberto Clemente, is 11th to get 3,000 hits

 

 

 

1975 – The Hughes (later McDonnell-Douglas, now BoeingAH-64 Apache makes its first flight.

 

 

 

 

 

1977 – Due to US budget cuts, the Apollo program’s ALSEP experiment packages left on the Moon are shut down.

1980 – A’s Rickey Henderson sets AL stolen base record at 98 en route to 100

1980 – Ethernet specifications published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.

1984 – NY Yankee Don Mattingly wins AL batting crown with .343 avg

1985 – Howard Stern gets fired from WNBC AM (NY)

1986 – US releases soviet spy Gennadiy Zakharov

1986 – Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed details of Israel covert nuclear program to British media, was kidnapped in Rome, Italy.

1988 – IBM announces shipment of 3 millionth PS/2 personal computer

1988 – Louise Ritter, US, jumps 6’8″ to win Olympic gold medal

1989 – NASA closes down tracking stations in Hawaii & Ascension

1993 – 6.4 earthquake at Latur, India, 28,000 killed

1993 – MS Dos 6.2 released

1994 – Space shuttle STS-68 (Endeavour 7), launches into orbit

1997 – Microsoft Corp releases Internet Explorer 4.0

1999 – Japan’s worst nuclear accident at a uranium reprocessing facility in Tōkai-mura, northeast of Tokyo.

 

 

 

2004 – The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles south of Tokyo.

 

 

 

 

 

2004 – The AIM-54 Phoenix, the primary missile for the F-14 Tomcat, retired from service. Almost two years later, the Tomcat retires.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005 – The controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.

 

 

 

Births

1207 – Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, Persian mystic and poet (d. 1273)

1227 – Pope Nicholas IV (d. 1292)

1631 – William Stoughton, American judge at the Salem witch trials (d. 1701)

1861 – William Wrigley Jr., American industrialist (Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company) (d. 1932)

1870 – Jean Perrin, France, physicist, studied Brownian motion (Nobel 1926)

1905 – Nevill Francis Mott, physicist

1915 – Lester Garfield Maddox, (Gov-D-Ga)/restaurant owner

 

 

 

1917 – Buddy RichNew YorkAmerican jazz drummer and band leader (Buddy Rich Band-Away We Go), (d. 1987)

 

1970

Stick Trick Solo

Birdland

Drum Battle with Gene Krupa

Drum Solo Battle with Jerry Lewis

1917 – Chung Hee Park, general/pres of S Korea (1961-79), assassinated

1921 – Deborah Kerr, Helensburg Scotland, actress (King & I, Night of Iguana)

1922 – Alan Stretton, Australian general

1924 – Truman Capote, New Orleans LA, author (In Cold Blood)

 

 

 

1928 – Elie WieselRomaniaauthor (Souls on FireNazi hunter (Nobel 1986)

 

 

 

 

 

1931 – Angie Dickinson, [Angeline Brown], Kulm ND, actress (Police Woman)

 

 

 

1935 – Johnny MathisSFvocalist (Chances Are12th of Never)

 

 

Misty

Too Much Too Little To Late with Deniece Williams

Chances Are

Wonderful, Wonderful

 

 

 

 

1942 – Frankie Lymon, NYC, rocker (The Teenagers-Why do Fools Fall in Love)

1943 – Marilyn McCoo, Jersey City NJ, host/singer (Solid Gold, 5th Dimension)

1945 – Ehud Olmert, twelfth Prime Minister of Israel

1947 – Marc Bolan, London England, rock vocalist (T-Rex-Bang a Gong)

1951 – Nicholas Yermakov, US, sci-fi author (Epiphany, Jehad, Clique)

1951 – Barry Marshall, Australian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1953 – S.M. Stirling, Canadian-born author

1954 – Barry Williams, Santa Monica California, actor (Greg-Brady Bunch)

1957 – Fran Drescher, Queens NY, actress (Cadillac Man, Nanny)

1958 – Marty Stuart, Phila Miss, country singer (Hillbilly Rock)

1958 – Nona Garson, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-96)

1961 – Crystal Bernard, Garland TX, actress (Amy-It’s a Living, Helen-Wings)

1961 – Eric van de Poele, Belgian racing driver

1962 – Dave Magadan, Tampa FL, 1st baseman (NY Mets, Chicago Cubs)

 

 

 

1964 – Stephen N FrickPitts PALt Cmdr USN/astronaut

 

 

 

 

 

1964 – Trey AnastasioAmerican musician (Phish)

 

Shine

Trey Anastasio & The Roots

Long Beach Jam

 
1968 – Monica Bellucci, Italian actress

1971 – Jenna Elfman, LA California, actress (Townies, Dharma & Greg)

1975 – Marion Cotillard, French actress

1980 – Martina Hingis, Kosice Slovakia, tennis star (1997 Aust/US/Wimb)
1981 – Dominique Moceanu, California, gymnast (World-silver-95, Olympics-gold-96)

1982 – Lacey Chabert, actress (Party of Five)

1982 – Tory Lane, American nude model, exotic dancer, and pornographic actress

1982 – Ryan Stout, American comedian

 

 

 

Deaths

420 – Saint Jerome, translator of the Vulgate Bible

653 – Saint Honorius, Archbishop of Canterbury

739 – P’u-chi Ho-shang Tao-chao, Northern Ch’an Line Zen teacher, dies

1101 – Anselm IV, Archbishop of Milan

1351 – Muso Soseki, Zen teacher/Rinzai line/head of Nanzenji, dies in Japan

1440 – Reginald Grey, 3rd Baron Grey de Ruthyn, English soldier and politician

1551 – Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (b. 1507)

1626 – Nurhaci, Manchurian chief (b. 1559)

1630 – John Billington, murderer, 1st American execution, hanged

1772 – James Brindley, English engineer (b. 1716)

1877 – Toohoolhoolzote, prophet of Nez Perce indians, dies in battle

1888 – Catherine Eddowes, English, murdered by Jack the Ripper at 45

1888 – Elizabeth Stride, Long Liz, English, murdered by Jack the Ripper at 45

1897 – St Therese of Lisieux, Roman Catholic saint and mystic (b. 1873)

1910 – Maurice Lévy, French engineer (b. 1838)

 

 

 

1955James Deanactor (Rebel Without a Cause), dies in a car crash at age 24

 

James Dean and Ronald Reagan

Giant

James Dean’s Crash – The Truth?

1960 – Harry St John Philby, [sheik Abdullah], British explorer, dies

1965 – E[dward] E[lmer] “Doc” Smith, sci-fi author (Triplanetary), dies at 75

1978 – Edgar Bergen, ventriloquist (Charlie McCarthy), dies at 75

1985 – Charles F Richter, US seismologist (scale of R), dies at 85

1985 – Helen MacInnes, US spy writer (Affiliate in place), dies at 77

1985 – Simone Signoret, German/French actress (Room at Top, Gina), dies at 64

1987 – Alfred Bester, sci-fi author (Dark Side of Earth), dies at 73

1995 – George Kirby, comedian/impressionist (Pearl Bailey), dies at 71

1997 – Male alligator, largest in Florida (14 feet), killed at about 65

2003 – Robert Kardashian, Armenian-American lawyer (b. 1944)

2011 – Anwar al-Awlaki, American-born terrorist and islamist militant (b. 1971)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today In The Past

Events

522 BC – Darius I of Persia kills the Magian usurper Gaumâta, securing his hold as king of the Persian Empire.

 

 

 

480 BC – Battle of SalamisThe Greek fleet under Themistocles defeats the Persian fleet under Xerxes I.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

61 BC – Pompey the Great celebrates his third triumph for victories over the pirates and the end of the Mithridatic Wars on his 45th birthday.

1187 – Saladins army marches into Jerusalem

1904 – 1st monument honoring Spanish American War erected (Monroeville Ohio)

1906 – US intervenes in Cuba ousts dictator Estrada Palma

1907 – Construction begins on Washington National Cathedral

1911 – Gun magazine of French battleship Liberte explode

1915 – Hurricane claims 275 in Mississippi Delta

1916 – John D Rockefeller becomes the first billionaire.

1947 – Dizzy Gillespie presented his 1st Carnegie Hall concert in NY

1950 – Telephone Answering Machine created by Bell Laboratories

1951 – 1st color telecast of football game on network, Phila (CBS)

1951 – S B Nicholson discovers 12th satellite of Jupiter

1953 – US government gives France $385 million for combat in Indo-China

1954 – Willie Mays famous over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz’ 460′ drive

1960 – “My Three Sons” starring Fred MacMurray, debuts on ABC-TV

1962 – “Green Onions” by Booker T & MG’s peaks at #3

1962 – Launch of Alouette 1, 1st Canadian satellite (on US Delta rocket)

1963 – “My Favorite Martian,” starring Ray Walston, debuts on CBS-TV

1963 – Rolling Stones 1st tour (opening act for Bo Diddley & Everly Bros)

 

 

 

1966 – The Chevrolet Camarooriginally named Pantheris introduced.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1967 – Gladys Knight & Pips releases “I Heard it Through the Grapevine”

1969 – “Love American Style,” premieres on ABC-TV

1973 – Soyuz 12 returns to Earth

1976 – Syria drives Palestinian guerrillas out of Lebanon

1977 – Muhammad Ali beats Earnie Shavers in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1977 – Soviet space station Salyut 6 launched into Earth orbit

1979 – Gold hits record $400.20 an ounce in Hong Kong

1983 – Congress authorized Pres Reagan to keep 1,600 US Marines in Lebanon

1985 – 1st of 5 cyanide-laced Tylenol victims dies

1986 – “Designing Women,” TV Comedy, debuts on CBS

1986 – USSR releases US journalist Nicholas Daniloff confined on spy charges

1987 – NY Yankee Don Mattingly hits record 6th grand slam of year

1988 – Florence Griffith Joyner of USA sets 200m woman’s record (21.34)

1988 – UN peacekeeping forces win Nobel Peace prize

1990 – Washington National Cathedral construction is completed after 83 years

 

 

 

1990 – The YF-22which would later become the F-22 Raptorflies for the first time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1994 – 1st phase of OJ Simpson murder trial jury selection ends (304 chosen)

1994 – House votes to end lobbyists buying meals & entertainment for Congress

1995 – OJ Simpson trial sent to the jury

1995 – US space probe Ulyssus completes 2nd passage behind Sun

1996 – Houston Astro’s retire Nolan Ryan’s #34

1996 – Nintendo 64 video game system debuts in USA (3 months after Japan)

1997 – Jury selection in Terry Nichols Oklahoma bombing trial begins

2001 – The Syracuse Herald-Journal, a U.S. newspaper dating back to 1839, ceases publication.

2003 – Hurricane Juan makes landfall in Nova Scotia.

2004 – The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth.

 

 

 

2004 – The Burt Rutan Ansari X Prize entry SpaceShipOne performed a successful spaceflight, the first of two needed to win the prize.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2008 – Following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual, The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, the largest single-day point loss in its history.

 

 

 

Births

106 BC – Pompey the Great [Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus], Roman political and military leader ( 1st Triumvirate and Consul), (d. 48 BC)

1518 – Tintoretto, Italian painter

1547 – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spanish author and novelist (Don Quixote), (d. 1616)

 

 

 

1725 – Robert CliveEnglish explorer/founder (British empire in India)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1758 – Horatio NelsonBurnham Thorpe Britainnaval hero (Trafalgar)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1803 – Mercator Cooper, American sea captain (d. 1872)

1831 – John McAlister Schofield, Major General (Union volunteers)

 

 

 

1881 – Ludwig von MisesAustrian Economist

 

 

 

 

 

 

1895 – Roscoe Turner, American aviator and racer (d. 1970)

1901 – Enrico Fermi, Rome, US physicist, gone fission/fermium (Nobel-1938)

1907 – Gene Autry, Tioga Tx, cowpoke/singer/actor/owner (California Angels)

 

 

 

1908 – Greer GarsonNorth Irelandactress (Pride & PrejudiceChips)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1913 – Stanley E Kramer, NYC, producer/director (Inherit the Wind)

1915 – Vincent DeDomenico, American entrepreneur (d. 2007)

1930 – Peter Miller, CEO (Lloyd’s of London)

1931 – James Watson Cronin, nuclear physicist

1935 – Jerry Lee Lewis, Feriday La, country singer (Whole Lotta Shakin’)

1936 – Silvio Berlusconi, former Prime Minister of Italy

1939 – Larry Linville, Ojai California, actor (Frank Burns-M*A*S*H, Blue Movie)

1939 – Tommy Boyce, songwriter (Boyce & Hart)

1939 – Molly Haskell, American film critic

1942 – Jean-Luc Ponty, France, fusion violinist (Frank Zappa)

1942 – Madeline Kahn, Boston Mass, actress (Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety)

 

 

 

1943 – Lech WalesaPopowo Polandleads Polish Solidarity (Nobel 1983)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1944 – Mike Post, composer (Rockford Files, Hill St Blues, Magnum PI)

1948 – Bryant Gumbel, New Orleans La, sportscaster/TV host (Today Show)

1948 – Mark Farner, Mich, guitar/vocalist (Grand Funk Railroad-Locomotion)

1948 – Mike Pinear, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly)

1955 – Ken Weatherwax, actor (Pugsley-Addams Family)

1956 – James Donald Halsell Jr, Monroe La, astronaut (STS 65, 74, 83, 94)

1956 – Sebastian Newbold Coe, England, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1980, 84)

1956 – Suzy Roche, rocker (Roches)

1957 – Andrew “Dice” Clay, [Silverstien], comedian (Adv of Ford Fairlane)

1962 – Al Pitrelli, American musician, guitarist

 

 

 

1968 – Mika Hakkinenracing driver

 

 

 

 

 

 

1969 – Erika Eleniak, Glendale Ca, playmate (Jul, 1989)/actress (Baywatch)

1969 – Angelo Barretto, Filipino racecar driver

1970 – Emily Lloyd, London England, actress (Wish You Were Here, In Country)

1972 – Oliver Gavin, British racing car driver

 

 

 

Deaths

855 – Lotharius I, Romanian-French emperor (signed Treaty of Verdun), dies

1364 – Charles, Duke of Brittany

1530 – Andrea del Sato, [d'Agnolo di Franceszo], Italian painter, dies at 44

1560 – Gustaaf I, king of Sweden (1523-60), dies

1575 – Charles de Boisot, water beggar, dies in battle at about 45

1619 – John Lippershey, inventor of telescope, buried

1862 – William “Bull” Nelson, Union general-major, murdered at 38

1895 – Louis Pasteur, scientist (Pasteurization) dies

1910 – Winslow Homer, painter (Prout’s Neck), dies

1970 – Edward Everett Horton, actor/narrator (Bulwinkle Show), dies at 84

1975 – Casey Stengel, NY Yankee manager (1949-60), dies in Glendale at 85

1978 – John Paul I, Pope for 34 days, dies at 65

1987 – Henry Ford II, president Ford Motor Co, dies at 70

 

 

 

1988 – Charles Addams , cartoonist (Addams Family), dies of heart attack at 76

 

Uncle Fester Cartoons

Happy Halloween

 

 

 

 

1989 – A A Busch Jr, brewer/baseball owner (St Louis Cards), dies at 90

1994 – Don Watson, race car driver, dies in an accident at 46

1997 – Roy Lichtenstein, pop artist, dies of pneumonia at 73

2001 – Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, President of South Vietnam (b. 1923)

2004 – Richard Sainct, French motorcycle rally rider (b. 1970)

2005 – Austin Leslie, American chef, the “Godfather of Fried Chicken” (b. 1934)

 

 

 

2006 – Michael A. Monsoor, a United States Navy SEAL killed in Iraq and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

 

 

 

Army Medal of Honor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uncurrent Events 9.28.14

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

48 BC – Pompey the Great is assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt.

351 – Battle at Mursa: emperor Constantine II beats emperor Maxentius

365 – Roman usurper Procopius bribes two legions passing by Constantinople, and proclaims himself Roman emperor.

935 – Saint Wenceslas is murdered by his brother, Boleslaus I of Bohemia.

1066 – William the Conqueror invade England landing at Pevensey Bay, Sussex

1106 – Battle at Tinchebrai: English King Henry I beats his brother Robert

1322 – Battle of Muhldorf

1521 – Turkish sultan Suleiman I’s troops occupy Belgrade

1528 – Spanish fleet sinks in Florida hurricane; about 380 die

1779 – American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay.

1781 – 9,000 American forces & 7,000 French forces begin siege of Yorktown

1787 – Congress sends Constitution to state legislatures for their approval

1904 – Woman arrested for smoking a cigarette in a car on 5th Avenue, NYC

1912 – “Kiche Maru” sinks off Japan, killing 1,000

1915 – Battle of Kut-el-Amara: Brits defeat Turks in Mesopotamia

1919 – Fastest major league game (51 mins), Giants beat Phillies 6-1

1924 – 2 US Army planes end around-world flight, Seattle to Seattle, 57 stops

1928 – 1st recording session in Nashville (Warmack’s Gully Jumpers)

1928 – Juan de la Cierva makes 1st helicopter flight over English Channel

1928 – US acknowledge Chinese government of Chiang Kai-shek

1956 – RCA Records reports Elvis Presley sold over 10 million records

1958 – USAF selects Thor over Jupiter rocket for mass production as ICBM’s

1959 – Explorer VI reveals an intense radiation belt around Earth

1961 – “Hazel,” starring Shirley Booth debuts on NBC-TV

1961 – USN Comdr Forrest S Petersen takes X-15 to 30,720 m

1963 – “Tennessee Tuxedo,” cartoon debuts on CBS-TV

1965 – Jack McKay in X-15 reaches 90 km

1968 – Beatles “Hey Jude,” single goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks

1968 – Janis Joplin announces she’s leaving “Big Brother & Holding Co”

1969 – Joe Kapp (Minnesota Vikings) passes for 7 touchdowns vs Balt Colts (52-14)

1970 – Anwar Sadat replaces Egyptian President Nassar

1970 – Intrepid (US) beats Gretel II (Aust) in 22nd America’s Cup

1972 – Japan & Communist China agree to re-establish diplomatic relations

1973 – Palestinian Terrorists hijack Austrian train

1973 – ITT Building in New York City bombed to protest ITT’s involvement in the September 11 1973 coup d’état in Chile.

1975 – Bill authorizes admission of women to military academies

1976 – Congress passes Toxic Substances Control Act

1976 – Muhammad Ali beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1978 – Israeli Knesset endorses Camp David accord

1979 – Larry Holmes TKOs Earnie Shavers in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1980 – Carl Sagan’s 13 part “Cosmos” premieres on PBS

1980 – Jaromir Wagner is 1st to fly Atlantic standing on wing

1982 – 1st reports appear of death from cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules

1985 – NASA launches Intelsat VA

1985 – Race riot in London area of Brixton

1990 – Marvin Gaye gets a star on Hollywood’s walk of fame

1991 – UN weapons inspectors ends 5-day standoff with Iraq

1994 – “Cats” 5,000th Broadway performance (joins Chorus Line & Oh! Calcutta!)

1994 – 909 people died when an Estonian ferry capsized & sank in Baltic sea

1995 – Yitzhak Rabin & Yasir Arafat, sign accord to transfer West Bank

1995 – Bob Denard and a group of mercenaries take the islands of Comoros in a coup.

2008 – SpaceX launches the first ever private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit.

 

 

 

Births 

551 BC – Confucius, Chinese philosopher (founder of Confucianism), (d. 479 BC)

1565 – Alessandro Tassoni, Modena Italy, political writer (Rape of Bucket)

1571 – Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Italian artist (d. 1610)

1605 – Ismaël Bullialdus, French astronomer (d. 1694)

1667 – Asano Naganori, Japanese warlord (d. 1701)

1852 – Henri Moissan [Ferdinand-Frederic-], Paris France, chemist (Nobel 1906), (d. 1907)

1887 – Avery Brundage, Detroit Mich, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72)

1888 – Herman McNeile, Cornwall England, soldier/novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond)

1895 – Wallace K Harrison, Worcester Mass, US architect (UN, Lincoln Center)

1901 – William Samuel Paley, Chicago Ill, pres/CEO of CBS (1928-90)

1901 – Ed Sullivan, New York NY, TV variety show host/gossip columnist (Ed Sullivan Show)

1905 – Max Schmeling, Germany, world heavyweight boxing champ (1930-32)

1905 – William Northam, Austria, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1964)

1909 – Al Capp, [Alfred Gerald Caplin], New Haven Ct, cartoonist (Li’l Abner)

1915 – Julius Rosenberg, NYC, 1st US civilian executed for espionage

1916 – Peter Finch, London, actor (Network, Windom’s Way, Raid on Entebbe)

1924 – Marcello Mastroianni, Italian actor (d. 1996)

1925 – Seymour Cray, inventor (Cray I computer)

1934 – Brigitte Bardot, Paris France, sex kitten (And God Created Women)

 

 

 

1935 – Koko Taylor, [Cora Walton], US vocalist (Queen of the Blues)

 

Videos

 

 

 

 

 

1938 – Ben E. King [Benjamin Earl Nelson], New York City, American soul singer (Stand by Me)

1943 – Lou Piniella, outfielder/manager (NY Yankees, Seattle Mariners)

1952 – Sylvia Kristel, Neth, actress (Emmanuelle, Priv School for Girls)

1954 – Steve Largent, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)

1967 – Moon Unit Zappa, rocker (Valley Girl), Frank’s daughter

1970 – Mira Sorvino, Tenafly NJ, actress (Quiz Show, Norma Jean & Marilyn)

1971 – Janet Evans, swimmer (Olympics)

1972 – Dita Von Teese, American burlesque artist

1979 – Bam Margera, American skateboarder

1987 – Hilary Duff, Houston Texas, actress and singer (Lizzie McGuire)

 

 

 

Deaths

48 BC – Pompey the Great [Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus], Roman general and politician, dies at 59

876 – Louis the German, King of Eastern Francia (b. 804)

929 – Wenceslaus I, duke of Bohemia, murdered

1891 – Herman Melville, writer (Billy Budd, Moby Dick), dies at 72

1895 – Louis Pasteur, French bacteriologist (Pasteurization), dies at 72

1902 – Emile Zola, French writer (Nana/Germinal/J’accuse), dies at 62

1914 – Richard Sears, businessman (Sears, Roebuck and Company) (b. 1863)

1915 – Saitou Hajime, 3rd squad leader of the Shinsengumi died under name of Goro Fujita (b. 1844)

1935 – W.K. Dickson, Scottish inventor (b. 1860)

1953 – Edwin Hubble, American astronomer, designer of telescopes, dies at 63

1957 – Albert Ascoli, Italian developed anti-tuberculosis vaccine, dies

1959 – Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver (b. 1901)

1964 – Harpo [Arthur] Marx, comedian (Marx Bros), dies at 75

1973 – Wystan H Auden, British/US writer (Spain/Platonic Blow), dies at 66

1975 – Sidney Fields, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 77

1989 – Ferdinand E Marcos, president of Philippines (1965-86), dies at 72

 

 

 

1991 – Miles Davisjazz trumpeterdies of pneumonia at 65

 

Blue in Green

Walkin’

 

 

 

 

1993 – Alexander A. Drabik, American soldier (b. 1910)

1994 – Harry Saltzman, producer (Dr No, Nijinski), dies at 78

2002 – Hartland Molson, Canadian businessman (Molson family), senator and sports executive (Montreal Canadiens) (b. 1907)

2003 – Althea Gibson, American tennis player (b. 1927)

2003 – Elia Kazan, Greek-born American film director (b. 1909)

2004 – Geoffrey Beene, American fashion designer (b. 1924)

2004 – Scott Muni, American disc jockey (b. 1930)

2007 – Wally Parks, Founder of the NHRA (b. 1913)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jihad vs Crusades

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

Events

70 – Walls of upper city of Jerusalem battered down by Romans

489 – Odoacer attacks Theodoric at the Battle of Verona, and is defeated again.

1066 – William the Conqueror troops set sail for England

1290 – Earthquake in Gulf of Chili China, reportedly kills 100,000

1331 – The Battle of Płowce between the Kingdom of Poland and the Teutonic Order is fought.
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1694 – Hurricane hits Carlisle Bay Barbados; 27 Brit ships sink & 3,000 die

1787 – Constitution submitted to states for ratification

1822 – Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta stone.

1864 – Centralia Massacre (Missouri): “Bloody Bill” Anderson

1864 – Jesse James’ gang surprise attack train: 150 killed

1894 – Aqueduct racetrack opens in NY

1903 – Wreck of the Old 97, a train crash made famous by the song of the same name.

1905 – The physics journal Annalen der Physik published Albert Einstein’s paper “Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?”, introducing the equation E=mc².

1908 – The first production of the Ford Model T automobile was built at the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan.

1910 – 1st test flight of a twin-engined airplane (France)

 

 

 

1912 – W C Handy publishes “Memphis Blues” 1st Blues Song1912

 

Memphis Blues

Ole Miss Rag 1917

 

 

 

 

 

1919 – Democratic National Committee voted to allow female members

 

 

 

1938 – British ocean liner “Queen Elizabeth,” launches at Clydebank Scotland

 

 

 

 

 

 

1941 – 1st WW II liberty ship, freighter Patrick Henry, launched

1950 – Heavyweight champ Ezzard Charles KOs Joe Louis in NYC

1953 – Typhoon destroys 1/3 of Nagoya Japan

1954 – Steve Allen’s “Tonight Show” premieres

1963 – At 10:59 AM census clock, records US population at 190,000,000

1964 – Warren Commission released, finds Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone

1973 – Nolan Ryan strikes out 16 in 11 innings, for record 383 of season

1979 – Congress’ final approval to create Dept of Education

1985 – Hurricane Gloria’s 130 MPH wind hits Atlantic coast

1988 – Grand jury evidence shows Tawana Brawley fabricated rape story

1988 – The National League for Democracy, led by Aung San Suu Kyi is founded.

1989 – Sony purchases Columbia Pictures for $3.4 billion cash

1996 – In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah.

1998 – Google is launched.

2008 – CNSA astronaut Zhai Zhigang becomes the first Chinese person to perform a spacewalk while flying on Shenzhou 7.

 

 

 

Births

1389 – Cosimo de Medici, ruler of Florence and patron of the arts (d. 1464)

 

 

 

1722 – Samuel Adamsrevolutionary rabble rouser/(Lt Gov-Mass1789-94)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1792 – George Cruikshank, London, caricaturist (Oliver Twist)

1817 – Hiram R Revels, Fayetteville NC, 1st black US senator

 

 

 

1840 – Alfred Thayer MahanUSnaval officer (Influence of Sea Power)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1840 – Thomas Nastpolitical cartoonist of late 1800s America

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1862 – Louis Botha, Greytown South Africa, 1st PM of South Africa (1910-19)

1885 – Harry Blackstone, Sr., American magician (d. 1965)

1907 – Bhagat Singh, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1931)

1922 – Arthur Penn, Phila, director (Miracle Worker, Bonnie & Clyde)

1922 – Carl Ballantine, actor (McHale’s Navy)

1925 – Patrick Steptoe, scientist (perfected in vitro fertilization)

1926 – Jayne Meadows, Wu Chang China, Mrs Steve Allen, actr (Dark Delusion)

1932 – Roger C Carmel, actor (Harry Mudd-Star Trek, In-Laws)

1933 – Will Sampson, American actor (d. 1987)

1934 – Dick Schaap, sportscaster/author (Bo Knows Bo, Instant Replay)

1934 – Greg Morris, Cleveland Ohio, actor (Mission Impossible, Vega$)

1934 – Wilford Brimley, Salt Lake City Utah, actor (Gus-Our House, Cocoon)

1936 – Don Cornelius, American television host (Soul Train), (d. 2012)

1942 – Dith Pran, Cambodian-born photojournalist

1943 – Randy Bachman, Winnipeg, rocker (Bachman-Turner Overdrive-Roll On)

 

 

 

1947 – Meat Loaf, [Marvin Lee Aday], Dallasrocker (Bat Out of Hell)

 

 

Two Out Of Three Ain`t Bad

You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth

Paradise By The Dashboard Light

 

 

 

 

 

1965 – Alexis Stewart, American radio personality

1979 – Christian Jones, Australian racing driver

1982 – Lil Wayne, American rapper

1984 – Avril Lavigne, Canadian singer-songwriter

 

 

 

Deaths

1259 – Ezzeline III da Romano, gentleman of Verona/”cruel monster”, dies

1557 – Emperor Go-Nara of Japan (b. 1497)

1590 – Urban VII, [Giambattista Castagna], Italian Pope (1590), dies

1876 – Braxton Bragg, American Confederate general (b. 1817)

1917 – Edgar Degas, painter, Paris

1940 – Julius Wagner-Jauregg, Austrian neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1857)

 

 

 

1942 – Douglas Munro, only US Coast Guard with WW II-Med of Honor, dies

 

 

 

 

Air Force Medal of Honor

 

 

 

 

 

1944 – Aimee Semple McPherson, Canada/US evangelist/faith healer, dies at 53

1956 – Milburn Apt, in X-2 rocket plane reaches 3370 kph, but, dies in crash

1956 – [Mildred] Babe Didrikson-Zaharias, javelin (Oly-gold-32), dies at 45

1965 – Clara Bow, US actress, dies at 60

1985 – Lloyd Nolan, actor (Dr Chegley-Julia), dies of lung cancer at 83

 

 

 

1993 – James H DoolittleUS air force general (Tokyo 1942), dies at 96

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1998 – Doak Walker, American football player (b. 1927)

2003 – Donald O’Connor, American actor (b. 1925)

2009 – William Safire, American Columnist (b. 1929)

2010 – George Blanda, American football player (b. 1927)

2011 – Johnny “Country” Mathis, American country singer (b. 1933)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past **

 

 

Events

1066 – The Battle of Stamford Bridge marks the end of the Anglo-Saxon era

 

 

 

 

 

1396 – Battle of Nicopolis: Sultan Bajezid I defeats Crusades armies

 

 

 

1513 – Vasco Nunez de Balboa is 1st European to see Pacific Ocean

 

 

 

 

 

1775 – American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured

 

 

 

 

 

1789 – Congress proposes Bill of Rights (10 of 12 will ratify)

1804 – 12th amendment to US constitution, regulating judicial power

1846 – US troops under Gen Taylor occupies Monterey Mexico

1867 – Congress creates 1st all-black university, Howard U in Wash DC

1882 – 1st baseball doubleheader (Providence & Worcester)

1888 – Royal Court Theatre, London, opens

 

 

 

1890 – Congress establishes Yosemite National Park (California)

 

Yosemite National Park

 

 

 

 

1906 – In the presence of the king and before a great crowd, Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the invention of the Telekino in the port of Bilbao, guiding a boat from the shore, in what is considered the birth of the Remote control.

1911 – Ground breaking begins in Boston for Fenway Park

1919 – President Woodrow Wilson is paralyzed by a stroke

1926 – Henry Ford announces 8 hour, 5-day work week

1954 – Francois “Doc” Duvalier wins Haitian presidential election

1962 – Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1st round for heavyweight title

1973 – 3-man crew of Skylab 3 make safe splashdown in Pacific after 59 days

 

 

 

1975 – Jackie Wilsonsuffers heart attack & lapse into a 9 yterminal coma

 

 

Lonely Teardrops

Higher And Higher

Reet Petite

1980 – Chevy Chase calls Cary Grant a homo on Tomorrow show (suit follows)

1981 – Nolan Ryan’s 5th career no-hitter as Astros beat Dodgers 5-0

1985 – Palestinian terrorists kill 3 Israeli sailors at Lanaca Cyprus

1986 – Antonin Scalia appointed to Supreme Court

1988 – Florence Griffith Joyner runs Olympic record 100m in 10.54s

1990 – UN Security Council vote 14-1 to impose air embargo against Iraq

1992 – US Mars Observer launched from Space shuttle

1997 – Britain’s Andy Green sets jet-powered car record (714 mph)

2002 – The Vitim event, a possible bolide impact in Siberia, Russia.

2003 – A magnitude-8.0 earthquake strikes just offshore of Hokkaidō, Japan.

2008 – China launches the spacecraft Shenzhou 7

 

 

 

Births

1358 – Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1408)

1599 – Francesco Borromini, Italian architect (d. 1667)

1644 – Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer (d. 1710)

1725 – Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, designed & built 1st automobile

1729 – Christian G Heyne, German archaeologist

1764 – Fletcher Christian, English Bounty mutineer (d. 1793)

1832 – William Le Baron Jenney, US, architect/”father of skyscraper”

1866 – Thomas Hunt Morgan, US, biologist (Nobel-1933)

1897 – William Faulkner, New Albany Mississippi, author (Sound & Fury-Nobel 1949), (d. 1962)

1903 – Mark Rothko, [Marcus Rothkovich], US, painter (Green on Blue)

1918 – Phil Rizzuto, Bkln NY, sportscaster/shortstop (NY Yankees-MVP 1950)

1925 – Paul MacCready, engineer/inventor (1st man-powered aircraft)

 

 

 

1926 – Aldo RayPen Argyl PAactor (God’s Little AcreGreen Beret)

 

We’re No Angels

The Marrying Kind

The Green Berets

1929 – Barbara Walters, American broadcaster

1943 – Robert Gates, American Secretary of Defense

 

 

 

1947 – Cheryl TiegsMinnesotamodel (Sports Illustrated)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1949 – Anson Williams, LA California, actor (Potsie-Happy Days)

1951 – Mark Hamill, Oakland California, actor (Luke Skywalker-Star Wars)

1958 – Michael Madsen, Chicago, actor (Reservoir Dogs, Straight Talk)

1964 – Gary Ayles, British racing driver

1965 – Will Smith [The Fresh Prince], actor/rapper (Men in Black, Independence Day, Fresh Prince)

 

 

 

Deaths

1066 – Harald III Hardrada, King of Norway (1047-66), dies in battle at 51

1066 – Tostig Godwinson, Earl of Northumbria, killed at the Battle of Stamford Bridge

1333 – Prince Morikuni, Japanese shogun (b. 1301)

1396 – Jean de Vienne, French admiral/crusader, dies in battle

1396 – Odard de Chasseron, French knight/crusader, dies in battle

1396 – Philip of Bar, French knight/crusader, dies in battle

1680 – Samuel Butler, poet/satirist, dies

1867 – Oliver Loving, American pioneer rancher (b. 1812)

1917 – Thomas Ashe, Irish revolutionary (b. 1885)

1933 – Ring Lardner, American writer (b. 1885)

1960 – Emily Post, etiquette expert, dies at 86

1980 – John Bonham, English pop drummer (Led Zeppelin), overdoses at 32

1987 – Mary Astor, actress (Cynthia, Meet Me in St Louis, Fiesta), dies at 81

1988 – Billy Carter, Pres Carter’s brother Billy, dies of cancer at 51

1991 – Klaus Barbie, Gestapo chief of Lyon, dies of cancer at 77

1999 – Marion Zimmer Bradley, American writer (b. 1930)

2003 – George Plimpton, American writer and actor (b. 1927)

2003 – Franco Modigliani, Italian economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

 

 

 

 

2005 – Don AdamsAmerican actor and comedian (b. 1923) see also ( Get Smart Premiere 9/18 Uncurrent Events)

 

Get Smart Bloopers with Don Rickles

Don Rickles at Don Adams 75th

Get Smart Tribute

2006 – Jeff CooperAmerican firearms expert (b. 1920)

 

 

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events

715 – Ragenfrid defeats Theudoald at the Battle of Compiègne.

1396 – Sultan Bajezid I beheads 100s of crusaders

 

 

 

1580 – Francis Drake with Spanish treasure returns to England

 

 

 

 

 

 

1687 – Acropolis in Athens attacked by Venetian army trying to eject Turks Parthenon destroyed in war between Turks & Venetians

1687 – The city council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange’s invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution.

1772 – New Jersey passes bill requiring a license to practice medicine

1777 – British troops occupy Philadelphia during American Revolution

1789 – Jefferson appointed 1st Sec of State; John Jay 1st chief justice;

1789 – Samuel Osgood 1st Postmaster & Edmund J Randolph 1st Attorney Genl

1872 – The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) was established in New York City.

 

 

 

1874 – 1st Grand International Rifle match held

 

The grand international rifle-match at Creedmoor - second day shooting at a thousand yards																  	/ 					  						  	drawn by A.B Frost. Print

 

 

 

 

 

1887 – Emile Berliner patents the Gramophone

1890 – US stops minting $1 & $3 gold coin & 3 cent piece

1892 – 1st public appearance of John Philip Sousa’s band (NJ)

1892 – Diamond Match Co patented book matches

1914 – Federal Trade Commission formed to regulate interstate commerce

 

 

 

1918 – Battle of the Argonnefinal major battle of WW I

 

 

 

 

 

 

1934 – British liner Queen Mary is launched

1950 – UN troops in Korean War recapture South Korean capital of Seoul

1951 – Prof Youngblood demonstrates artificial heart in Paris

1954 – Typhoon hits Japan – 5 ferryboats sink killing about 1,600

1955 – NY Stock Exchange worst price decline since 1929

1958 – Columbia (US) beats Sceptre (England) in 18th America’s Cup

1959 – Typhoon Vera, hits Japanese island of Honshu, causing the deaths of 4,580 people with 658 missing

1960 – Longest speech in UN history (4 hrs, 29 mins, by Fidel Castro)

 

 

 

1962 – TV comedy series “Beverly Hillbillies” premieres on CBS

 

The Clampetts Strike Oil

Great Crawdad Hunt

Jed Pays His Income Tax

Granny’s Spring Tonic

1965 – Queen Elizabeth decorates Beatles with Order of British Empire

1968 – 1st broadcast of “Hawaii Five-O” on CBS-TV

1973 – Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time.

1977 – Sir Freddie Laker begins cut-rate “Skytrain” service, London to NY

1980 – Bomb attack on Octoberfest in Munich, 12 killed

1983 – Australia II wins America’s Cup yacht race (1st non-US winner)

1984 – Britain & China initial agreement return Hong Kong to China in 1997

1986 – Antonin Scalia, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

1986 – William Hubbs Rehnquist, sworn in as Chief Justice of Supreme Court

1995 – Sri Lanka complete 2-1 Test Cricket series win in Pakistan from 0-1

1997 – An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse.

2000 – Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turned violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.

2008 – Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.

2009 – Typhoon Ketsana (2009) hit the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, causing 700 fatalities.

 

 

 

Births

1181 – Saint Francis of Assisi, Italian founder of the Franciscan Order (d. 1226)

1711 – Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple, English politician (d. 1779)

1875 – Edmund Gwenn, Wales, actor (Miracle on 34th Street)

1877 – Ugo Cerletti, Italian neurologist (d. 1963)

1887 – Sir Barnes Wallis, English scientist, engineer and inventor (d. 1979)

1888 – T S Eliot, St Louis Missouri, poet/dramatist/critic (Waste Land-Nobel 1948), (d. 1965)

1889 – Martin Heidegger, Germany, Existentialist (Being & Time)

1891 – Alfred Plane, US sharp shooter (Olympic-gold-1912, 20)

 

 

 

1898 – George Gershwin, [Jacob Gershvin], Bklncomposer (Rhapsody in Blue)

 

I Got Rhythm

Rhapsody in Blue

A George Gershwin Sampler: His Greatest Hits

 
1901 – George Raft, NYC, American actor (Each Dawn I Die, Scarface, Some Like It Hot)

1902 – Umberto “Albert” Anastasia, US gangster (Murder Inc)

1907 – Anthony F Blunt, British historian/spy for USSR

 

 

 

1909 – Bill France, Sr., American car racing executive (d. 1992)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1914 – Jack LaLanne, exercise mogul (Juice Tiger)

1925 – Marty Robbins, Glendale Az, singer (Devil Woman, I Walk Alone)

1927 – Robert Cade, American physician and beverage inventor (d. 2007)

1932 – Clifton C Williams Jr, Mobile Alabama, Major USMC/astronaut

1933 – Donna Douglas, [Dot Smith], Pride La, actress (Beverly Hillbillies)

1938 – Michael V Love, US test pilot (X-24)

1942 – Kent McCord, LA California, actor (Officer Jim Reed-Adam 12)

 

 

 

1943 – Georgie Fame, [Clive Powell], rocker (Georgie Fame & Blue Flames)

 

Sunny                                                 You Can’t Do That

Yeh! Yeh!                                           Am I Wasting My Time

The Ballad Of Bonnie & Clyde

1945 – Brian Ferry, England, rocker (Roxy Music-Let’s Stick Together)

1947 – Lynn Anderson, ND, country singer (I Never Promised you a Rose Garden)

1948 – Olivia Newton-John, Cambridge England, singer (Lets Get Physical)

1949 – Jane Smiley, American novelist

1954 – Craig Chaquico, rock guitarist (Jefferson Starship)

 

 
1956 – Linda HamiltonSalisbury Mdactress (Sarah Conner , Terminator)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1968 – Anthony Shadid, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, New York Times foreign correspondent and two time Pulitzer winner, (d. 2012)

1974 – Gary Hall Jr, US, 50m/100m/400m free relay (Oly-gold/2 silver-96)

1980 – Patrick Friesacher, Austrian race car driver

1981 – Serena Williams, Saginaw, Michigan, tennis player (13 grand slams)

 

 

 

Deaths

1023 – Godfried I, duke of Neth-Lutherans, dies

1342 – John I, ruler of Poland, dies

1468 – Juan de Torquemada, Spanish Catholic cardinal (b. 1388)

1620 – Taichang Emperor of China (b. 1582)

1626 – Wakisaka Yasuharu, Japanese warrior (b. 1554)

 

 

 

1820 – Daniel Boonefrontiersmandies in Missouri at 85

 

 

 

 

 

 

1868 – August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1790)

1877 – Hermann Grassmann, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1809)

 

 

 

1902 – Levi StraussAmerican clothing manufacturer (b. 1829)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1937 – Bessie Smithsingerdies of injuries sustained in car crash at 43

 

St. Louis Blues                                                                     I Need A Little Sugar In My bowl

Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out             I Ain’t Got Nobody 

Tain’t Nobodys Business If I Do                                          Careless Love Blues with Louis Armstrong

 

 

 

 

 

1945 – Béla V J Bartok, Hungarian pianist/composer dies at 64

 

 

 

 
1952 – George SantayanaUS philosopher/poet (Last Puritan), dies at 88

 

 

 

 

 

 

1979 – Arthur Hunnicutt, actor (Big Sky, Apache Uprising), dies at 68

1984 – Walter Pidgeon, actor (Forbidden Planet), dies of strokes at 87

1996 – Geoffrey Wilkinson, chemist, dies at 75

 

 

 

1998 – Betty CarterAmerican singer (b. 1930)

 

How High The Moon

Baby it’s Cold Outside with Ray Charles

Tight with Branford Marsalis

 

 

 

 

 

2003 – Robert Palmer, English singer (b. 1949)

2008 – Paul Newman, American actor (b. 1925)

2010 – Gloria Stuart, American actress dies from respiratory failure at 100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

1180 – Manuel I Komnenos, last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration dies. The Byzantine Empire slips into terminal decline.

1657 – 1st autopsy & coroner’s jury verdict is recorded in state of Maryland

 

 

 

1742 – Faneuil Hall opens to public

 

 

 

 

 

1776 – 1st St Leger horesrace held at Doncaster

1789 – Congress creates Post Office

1789 – Federal Judiciary Act is passed & creates a six-person Supreme Court

1789 – President George Washington appointed John Jay the 1st Chief Justice

1852 – Henri Giffard, a French engineer, makes 1st dirigible flight

1853 – 1st round-the-world trip by yacht (Cornelius Vanderbilt)

1869 – Black Friday; Wall St panic after Gould & Fisk attempt to corner gold

1877 – Battle of Shiroyama, decisive victory of the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion

1929 – Lt James H Doolittle guides a Consolidated N-Y-2 Biplane over Mitchell Field in NY in 1st all-instrument flight

1935 – Earl Bascom and Weldon Bascom produce the first rodeo ever held outdoors under electric lights at Columbia, Mississippi

1948 – The Honda Motor Company is founded.

1952 – Underwater volcano explodes under research vessel Kaiyo-maru-5

1954 – Tonight Show premieres on NBC (Johnny takes over 8 years later)

1957 – Eisenhower orders US troops to desegregate Little Rock schools

 

 

 

1960 – 1st nuclear-powered aircraft carrierlaunches (USS Enterprise)

 

 

 

 

 

1964 – “Munsters” premieres on TV

 

Munsters Season 1 Opening

The Munsters Unaired Pilot

Lily Munster Sings & Plays Harp

1966 – -30] Hurricane Inez, kills 293 in Caribbean, Florida & Mexico

1969 – 1st Elvis convention, 2500 fans attend in Cincinnati

1971 – 90 Russian diplomats expelled from Britain for spying

1972 – Antique F86 Sabrejet fails to takeoff at air show, kills 22

1976 – Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst sentenced to 7 years for her part in a 1974 bank robbery. Released after 22 months by Pres Carter

1979 – CompuServe began operation as 1st computer information service

1979 – Pete Rose reaches 200 hits in a season for 10th time

1988 – Carl Lewis runs world record 100m (9.92 sec)

1988 – Jackie Joyner-Kersee of USA sets heptathlon woman’s record (7,291)

1993 – 1st Israeli killed by Islamics after PLO signs peace accord

1994 – National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and various others to help fight against dictatorship in Myanmar.

1996 – U.S. President Bill Clinton signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.

2005 – Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana.

2007 – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gives a controversial speech on the campus of Columbia University.

 

 

 

Births

15 – Vitellius, Roman Emperor (d. 69)

1301 – Ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, English soldier (d. 1372)

1513 – Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen of Sweden (d. 1535)

1717 – Horace Walpole, England, British horror writer (Castle of Otranto)

1725 – Sir Arthur Guinness, Irish brewer (d. 1803)

 

 

 

1755 – John Marshall, Va, 4th Supreme Court Chief Justice (1801-35)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1827 – Henry Warner Slocum, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1894

 

 

 

1884 – Hugo SchmeisserGerman weapons designer (d. 1953) See Also Death Of 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1894 – Tommy Armour, Anglo-American golfer (d. 1968)

 

 

 

1896 – F Scott FitzgeraldSt Paul Minn, author (Great Gatsby), (d. 1940)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1898 – Howard Florey, Adelaide Aust, pathologist/phamacologist; purified penicillin (Nobel ’45), (d. 1968)

1902 – Ruhollah Khomeini, Iranian politician, religious figure, and political leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution (d. 1989)

1918 – Audra Lindley, LA California, actress (Helen Roper-3’s Company, Ropers)

1921 – Jim McKay, Phila Pa, sportscaster (ABC’s Wide World of Sports)

1921 – Leonard Overton, British glider pilot (Arnhem 1944)

 

 

 

1923 – Fats NavarroAmerican jazz trumpet player (d. 1950)

 

Our Delight

Be Bop Romp

Callin’ Dr. Jazz

1924 – Sheila MacRae, London England, actress (Jackie Gleason Show)

1930 – John Watts Young, SF California, astronaut (Gem 3 10, Apol 10 16, STS 1 9)

1934 – John Brunner, [Kilian Houston], UK, sci-fi author (100th Millennium)

1936 – Jim Henson, Greenville Miss, muppeteer (Sesame Street, Muppet Show), (d. 1990)

1945 – David A[llen] Drake, US, sci-fi author (Cross the Stars, Rolling Hot)

1945 – Lou Dobbs, American journalist

1946 – “Mean” Joe Greene, NFL tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers), Coke spokesman

1951 – Douglas Kmiec, American legal scholar

1981 – Ryan Briscoe, Australian racing driver

 

 

 

Deaths

366 – Liberius, Italian Pope (352-66), dies

768 – Pippin III, the short, King of France, dies at 53

1541 – Philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist, dies at 47

1954 – Edward Pilgrim, British suicide hastened by bureaucracy (b. 1904)

1968 – Robert Arthur Ley, sci-fi author (Telepath, Power of X), dies at 47

 

 

 

1991 – Theodore Geiselchildren’s author (Dr Seuss), dies of cancer at 87

 

 

 

 

 

 

1997 – Jonathon Silver, entrepreneur/arts patron, dies at 47

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

480 BC – the Battle of Salamis, Greece, the greatest of ancient naval battles, was won by Greece over Persia. Over 1,000 Persian ships were sunk by fewer than 400 Greek vessels. ( Exact Date Uncertain)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

951 – Otto I the Great becomes king of Italy

1122 – Concordat of Worms

1459 – Battle of Blore Heath, the first major battle of the English Wars of the Roses, is fought at Blore Heath in Staffordshire.

1642 – Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass, 1st commencement

 

 

 

1779 – John Paul Jones‘ “Bon Homme Richard” defeats HMS Serapis

 

 

 

 

 

1780 – Brit Maj John Andre reveals Benedict Arnold’s plot to betray West Pt

 

 

 

1806 – Lewis & Clark return to St Louis from Pacific Northwest

 

 

 

 

 

1821 – Fall of Tripolitsa, Greece, massacre of 30.000 Turks

1846 – Johann Gottfried Galle & Heinrich d’Arrest find Neptune

1857 – Russian warship Leffort disappears in Finland Gulf in storm; 826 die

1873 – Tom Allen beats Mike McCale for Heavyweight Boxing title

1877 – Hurricane strikes Curacao & Bonaire kills 200

1889 – Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda.

1912 – 1st Mack Sennett “Keystone Comedy” movie released (Cohen Collects a Debt)

1926 – Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1938 – Time capsule, to be opened in 6939, buried at World’s Fair in NYC (capsule contained a woman’s hat, man’s pipe & 1,100′ of microfilm)

1942 – Auschwitz begins experimental gassing executions

1942 – Russian counter offensive at Stalingrad

1952 – Richard Nixon makes his “Checker’s” speech

1952 – Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

 

 

 

1962 – ABC’s 1st color TV series-Jetsons

 

 

 

 

 

 

1969 – 1st broadcast of “Marcus Welby MD” on ABC-TV

1969 – Northern Star and Illinois Univ newspaper start rumors that Paul McCartney is dead

1970 – Gary Muhrcke wins 1st NY Marathon

1972 – Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos declares martial law

1973 – Former Argentine President Juan Peron returns to power

1973 – Largest known prime, 2 ^ 132,049-1, is discovered

1976 – Ford-Carter TV debate

1977 – 3rd test of Space Shuttle Enterprise

1979 – St Louis legend Lou Brock steals 938th & final base of his career

1986 – Congress selects the rose as US national flower

1990 – PBS begins an 11 hour miniseries on Civil War

1997 – Seattle Mariners break record for most HRs in a year (258)

1999 – NASA announces that it has lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.

 

 

 

Births 

480 BC – Euripides, Salamís, Greek playwright (Medea), (d. 406 BC)

63 BC – Augustus Caesar, Roman Emperor (d. 14)

1161 – Emperor Takakura of Japan (d. 1181)

 

 

 

1215 – Kublai Khan of the Mongol Empire (d. 1294)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1647 – Joseph Dudley, American statesman (d. 1720)

1745 – John Sevier, Tennessee, indian fighter (Gov/Rep-Tn)

1768 – William Wallace, Scottish mathematician (Rights of Wallace)

1791 – Johann F Encke, German astronomer (Encke Comet)

1800 – William H McGuffey, educator (McGuffey Readers)

1852 – William Stewart Halsted, established 1st US surgical school

1861 – Robert Bosch, German inventor and industrialist (d. 1942)

1880 – John Boyd Orr, nutritionist, UN’s FAO (Nobel 1949)

1890 – Friedrich Paulus, German general (d. 1957)

1920 – Mickey Rooney, American actor

 

 

 

1926 – John Coltranejazz saxophonist (Round Midnight)

 

In a sentimental mood with Duke Ellington

My Favorite Things

Hackensack/Rifftide with Stan Getz

 

 

 

 

1930 – Ray Charles [Robinson], Albany Gasinger/pianist (Georgia), (Georgia on My MindMess Around) (d. 2004)

 

Georgia on my Mind

Hit the road Jack

I’ve got a woman

 

 

 

 

1939 – Roy BuchananOzark ArkBluesman Guitarist Extraordinaire (d. 1988)

 

ROY’S BLUZ

Green Onions

 

 

 

 

1943 – Julio Iglesias, Spain, singer (Of All the Girls I Loved Before)

1944 – Loren J Shriver, Iowa, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 51-C, STS 31, STS 46)

1949 – Bruce Springsteen, [Boss], Asbury NJ, rock musician (Born in the USA)

1959 – Jason Alexander, [Greenspan], Newark NJ, actor (George-Seinfeld)

1961 – William C McCool, San Diego California, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut

1969 – Tapio Laukkanen, Finnish rally driver

1970 – Ani DiFranco, American musician

1985 – Joba Chamberlain, American baseball player

 

 

 

Deaths

775 – Constantine V Copronymus, Emperor of Byzantium (720-75), dies

1241 – Snorri Sturluson, Icelandic historian, poet, and politician (b. 1178)

1573 – Azai Hisamasa, Japanese warlord (b. 1524)

1738 – Hermannus Boerhaave, medical/botanist, dies at 69

1780 – John Andre, hanged as a British spy at 29

1846 – John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-born explorer of South Australia (b. 1818)

1873 – Jean Chacornac, French astronomer (b. 1823)

1900 – William Marsh Rice, American philanthropist and university founder (b. 1816)

1902 – John Wesley Powell, US geologist (Grand Canyon), dies at 68

1917 – Werner Voss, German World War I pilot (b. 1897)

1929 – Richard A Zsigmondy, Austria chemist (Nobel 1925), dies at 64

1939 – Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist and creator of psychoanalysis, dies at 83

1981 – Chief Dan George, actor (Harry & Tonto, Little Big Man), dies at 82

1987 – Bob Fosse, choreographer (All the Jazz), dies at 62

1997 – Abe Gibron, head coach (Chicago Bears), dies at 72

 

 

 

2006 – Etta BakerAmerican blues guitarist (b.1913)

 

 

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Uncurrent Events 9.22.14

Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events

1236 – The Lithuanians and Semigallians defeat the Livonian Brothers of the Sword in Battle of Šiauliai.

1499 – Switzerland became an independent state.

1598 – Ben Jonson is indicted for manslaughter.

1692 – Last (8) person hanged for witchcraft in US (Salem Mass)

1789 – Office of Postmaster General is created under the Treasury Department

1817 – John Quincy Adams becomes secretary of State

1893 – 1st auto built in US (by Duryea brothers) runs in Springfield

1910 – England’s 1st aircraft flight

1913 – Coal mine explosion kills 263 at Dawson New Mexico

1920 – Chicago grand jury convenes to investigate charges that 8 White Sox players conspired to fix the 1919 World Series

1927 – Famous “Long count” fight (Dempsey loses boxing title to Tunney)

1934 – An explosion takes place at Gresford Colliery in Wales, leading to the deaths of 266 miners and rescuers.

1945 – Stan Musial gets 5 hits off 5 pitchers on 5 consecutive pitches

1946 – Evelyn Dick charged with butchering husband

1950 – Omar N Bradley promoted to rank of 5-star general

1957 – “Maverick” premieres

1964 – “Man from U.N.C.L.E,” premieres on NBC-TV

1966 – Only 413 show up at a Yankee Stadium game

1975 – Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate President Ford in SF Calif

1980 – Iraq invades Iran in an attempt to control the Shatt al-Arab waterway

1983 – Everly Brothers reunite after 10 years (Royal Albert Hall)

1989 – IRA-bomb kills 10 British marines in Kent

1993 – Nolan Ryan, 46, pitches his last game

1995 – E-3B AWACS crashed outside of Elmendorf AFB, Alaska after multiple bird strikes to two of the four engines soon after takeoff; all 24 on board killed

2003 – David Hempleman-Adams becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open-air, wicker-basket hot air balloon.

 

 

 

2006 – The F-14 Tomcat retires from the United States Navy.

 

F-14 Tomcat vs MiG-23 Dogfight

Births

1290 – Bilbo Baggins, (in Shire Reconning)

1515 – Anna van Kleef, queen of England/4th wife of Henry VIII

1606 – Li Zicheng, Chinese rebel (d. 1645)

1694 – Lord Chesterfield, letter writer; introduced Gregorian calendar (1752)

1791 – Michael Faraday, discovered principle of electric motor

1885 – Erich von Stroheim, early film director/actor (Grand Illusion)

1900 – William Spratling, American silversmith (d. 1967)

1903 – Joseph Valachi, American gangster (d. 1971)

1920 – Bob Lemon, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)/manager (NY Yankees, 1978)

1928 – Eric Broadley, MBE, British automotive engineer (Lola Cars)

1932 – Ingemar Johansson, Sweden, world heavyweight boxing champ (1952)

1941 – Jeremiah Wright, American pastor

1949 – David Coverdale, England, rock vocalist (Whitesnake, Deep Purple)

1957 – Nick Cave, Warracknabeal, Victoria, Australian singer/songwriter (Bad Seeds-Murder Ballads)

 

 

 

1958 – Andrea Bocelli, Pisa, Italian tenor (The Prayer)

 

Stay with me

Besame Mucho

It’s Impossible with Christina Aguilera

1958 – Neil Cavuto, American television commentator

1960 – Joan Jett, Phila, singer (Blackhearts-I Love Rock ‘n Roll)

 

 

 

1980 – Fernanda TavaresBrazilian supermodel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deaths

1072 – Ouyang Xiu, Chinese historian and scholar-official (b. 1007)

1197 – Petrus Cantor, French theologist (Verbum Abbreviatum), dies

1253 – Dogen Kigen, 1st Zen patriarch of Japanese Soto line, dies at 53

1345 – Henry Plantagenet, 3rd Earl of Leicester (b. 1281)

1520 – Selim I, captured Baghdad/Sultan of Turkey (1512-20), dies at 53

1539 – Guru Nanak Dev, founder of Sikhism (b. 1469

1554 – Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, Spanish explorer

1776 – Nathan Hale, US captain/patriot/spy, hanged by British at 21( See Uncurrent Events 9/21 )

1828 – Shaka, South African Zulu king, dies

1956 – Frederick Soddy, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 79

1987 – Dan Rowan, actor (Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-in), dies at 65

 

 

 

1989 – Irving Berlincomposer (God Bless America), dies at 101

 

Oh, How I Hate to get up in the Morning

There’s No Business Like Show Business

Alexanders Ragtime Band

1994 – Leonard Geoffrey Feather, jazz critic/musician, dies at 80

1996 – Dorothy Lamour, actress (Road to Bali, Road to Rio), dies at 81

1999 – George C. Scott, American actor (b. 1927)

2001 – Isaac Stern, Ukrainian violinist (b. 1920)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

1192 – English king Richard I the Lion heartedcaptured

 

 

 

 

 

1217 – The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu of Lehola was killed in a battle against Teutonic Knights.

1621 – King James of England gives Canada to Sir Alexander Sterling

1677 – John & Nicolaas van der Heyden patents fire extinguisher

1745 – Battle at Preston Pans: Bonnie Prince Charles beats English army

1776 – 5 days after British take NY, a ¼ of city burns down

 

 

 

1776 – Nathan Halespied on British for American rebelsarrested

 

 

 

 

 

1780 – Benedict Arnold gives British Major Andre plans to West Point

 

 

 

 

1837 – Charles Tiffany founded his jewelry & china stores

1860 – In the Second Opium War, an Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troops at the Battle of Baliqiao.

1872 – John Henry Conyers of SC becomes 1st black student at Annapolis

1895 – 1st auto manufacturer opens-Duryea Motor Wagon Company

1898 – China’s empress-mother Ci Xi & emperor De Zong arrested

1913 – 1st aerobatic maneuver, sustained inverted flight, performed in France

1915 – CH Chubb buys Stonehenge for £6,600

1930 – Johann Ostermeyer patents flashbulb

1937 – J. R. R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” is published

 

 

 

1938 – The Great Hurricane of 1938 makes landfall on Long Island in New York. The death toll is estimated at 500-700 people.

 

 

 

 

 

1954 – 1st nuclear submarineUSS Nautiluscommissioned

 

 

 

 

 

1955 – Rocky Marciano KOs Archie Moore in 9 for heavyweight boxing title

1961 – Maiden flight of the CH-47 Chinook transportation helicopter.

1964 – Constellation (US) beats Sovereign (England) in 20th America’s Cup

1964 – The North American XB-70 Valkyrie, the world’s first Mach 3 bomber, made its maiden flight from Palmdale, California.

1970 – “Monday Night Football” premieres on ABC – Browns 31, Jets 21

1972 – Marcos declares martial law in Philippines

1974 – US Mariner 10 makes 2nd fly-by of Mercury

 

 

 

1981 – Sandra Day O’Conner becomes 1st female Supreme Court Justice

 

 

 

 

 

2001 – Deep Space 1 flies within 2,200 km of Comet Borrelly.

2003 – Galileo mission terminated by sending the probe into Jupiter’s atmosphere, where it is crushed by the pressure at the lower altitudes.

2008 – Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, the two last remaining independent investment banks on Wall Street, become bank holding companies as a result of the subprime mortgage crisis.

2008 – The final home game is played at Yankee Stadium against the Baltimore Orioles.

 

 

 

Births

1328 – Hongwu Emperor of China (d. 1398)

1372 – Frederik I van Hohenzollern, monarch of Brandenburg (1417-40)

1411 – Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, claimant to the English throne (d. 1460)

1415 – Frederick III, Innsbruck Austria, German Emperor (1440-1493)

1428 – Jingtai Emperor of China (d. 1457

1737 – Francis Hopkinson, US, writer/lawyer (helped design Stars & Stripes)

1840 – Murad V, sultan of Turkey (1876)

 

 

 

1866 – H. G. WellsBromleyKent, , English writer (War of the WorldsKipps), (d. 1946)

 

 

 

 

 

1886 – Teiichi Igarashi, Japan, climed Mt Fuji at age 99

 

 

 

1912 – Chuck Jonesanimator (Bugs BunnyDaffy Duck)

 

 

A Chuck Jones Tribute                                         One Froggy Evening  

Fast and Furry-ous                                                 I Love To Singa

The Cat Above And The Mouse Below             Marvin the Martian

 

 

 

 

 

1914 – John Kluge, Chemnitz Germany, media CEO (Metromedia)/billionaire

 

 

 

 

1920 – Jay Wardcartoonist (Rocky & his FriendsBullwinkle)

 

Mr. Peabody & Sherman                    Dudley Do-Right

Mr. Know-It All                                      Go Go Gophers

Commander McBragg 

                       

1926 – Donald A Glaser, physicist (Nobel-1960)

1932 – Don Preston, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)

1935 – Henry Gibson, Germantown Pa, comedian (Nashville, Laugh-In’s poet)

1941 – R. James Woolsey, Jr., Central Intelligence Agency director

1945 – Richard Childress, NASCAR team owner

 

 

 

1947 – Stephen KingPortland, Mainesci-fi/horror author (CarrieShiningKujo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1950 – Bill Murray,  Wilmette, Illinoisactor/comedian (Saturday Night LiveGhostbusters)

 

Dalai Lama

Stripes

Venkman gets Slimed

 

 

 

 

 

1957 – Ethan Coen, Minneapolis Mn, producer (Miller’s Crossing, Barton Fink)

1967 – Faith Hill, American singer

 

 

 

Deaths

19 BC – VirgilRoman poetdies at 50

 

 

 

 

 

1327 – Edward II, king of England (1307-1327), assassinated at 43

1397 – Richard FitzAlan, 11th Earl of Arundel, English military leader (executed) (b. 1346)

1798 – George Read, US judge/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 65

 

 

 

1832 –  Sir Walter ScottScottish attorney/poet/writer (Ivanhoe), dies

 

 

 

 

 

1860 – Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (b. 1788)

1904 – Chief Joseph, US indian chief (Nez Perces), dies

1906 – Samuel Arnold, Lincoln conspirator (b. 1838)

1947 – Harry Carey Sr, actor/director (Red River, Sundown), dies at 69

1956 – Anastasio Somoza, Nicaraguan dictator, assassinated by Roliberto Lopez

1974 – Jacqueline Susann, author (Valley of the Dolls), dies of cancer at 53

 

 

 

1974 – Walter Brennanactor (Real McCoys), dies at 80

 

To Have And Have Not

Stumpy

Red Skelton And Walter Brennan

 

 

 

 

1979 – John McQuade, actor (Charlie Wild Private Detective), dies at 73

 

 

 

1987 – Jaco Pastoriusjazz bassist and composer (Weather Reportdies at 36

 

The Chicken

Birdland

Mercy,Mercy,Mercy

1988 – Robert Gwathmey, artist, dies at 85

1998 – Florence Griffith Joyner, American athlete (b. 1959)

2007 – Alice Ghostley, American actress (b. 1926)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events 

451 – General Aetius defeats Attila the Hun at Chalons-sur-Marne

 

 

 

 

 

1066 – Battle at Fulford: King of Norway, Harald III Hardrada defeats British militia

1187 – Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem.

 

 

 

1519 – Ferdinand Magellan starts 1st successful circumnavigation of world

 

 

 

 

 

 

1777 – Paoli massacre

 

 

 

1797 – US frigate Constitution (Old Ironsideslaunched in Boston

 

 

 

 

 

 

1848 – The American Association for the Advancement of Science is created.

1854 – Battle at Alma Krim: 1,000 British soldiers died

1859 – George Simpson patents electric range

1870 – Mayor William Tweed accused of robbing NY treasury

1873 – Panic sweeps NY Stock Exchange (railroad bond default/bank failure) NY shut banks for 10 days due to a bank scandal

1881 – Chester A Arthur sworn in as 21st president

1904 – Orville & Wilbur Wright fly a circle in their Flyer II

1932 – Gandhi begins hunger strike against treatment of untouchables

1946 – The first Cannes Film Festival is held.

1966 – Passenger ship Queen Elizabeth II launched

1967 – Hurricane Beulah hits Texas-Mexican border, kills 38

1970 – Luna 16 lands on Moon’s Mare Fecunditatis, drills core sample

1972 – Police find cannabis growing on Paul & Linda McCartney’s farm

1980 – Bronze plaque dedicated to memory of Thurman Munson at Yankee Stadium

1984 – “Cosby Show” premieres on NBC-TV

1985 – Walt Disney World’s 200-millionth guest

1987 – Alain Prost wins record 28th Formula one auto race

2000 – The British MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by a Russian-built Mark 22 anti-tank missile.

 

 

 

 

Births 

1599 – Christian the Younger, German Protestant military leader (d. 1623)

1744 – Thomas Grosvenor, American Revolutionary War hero (d. 1825)

1809 – Sterline “Old Pap” Price, Major General (Confederate Army)

1842 – James Dewar, Scottish chemist/physicist (Dewarfles/cordiet)

1873 – Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian race car driver (d. 1944)

1878 – Upton Beall Sinclair, Baltimore, Maryland, US writer (Jungle), (d. 1968)

 

 

 

1885 – Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” MortonNew Orleansjazz pianist/composer

 

 

 

Hesitation Blues

Honky Tonk Blues

Finger Breaker

 

 

 

 

1899 – Leo StraussGerman-born philosopher (d. 1973)

 

 

 

 

 

1917 – Arnold “Red” Auerbach, NBA coach/GM (Boston Celtic)

 

 

 

1921 – Melvin “Slappy” Whitecomedian

 

 

 

Tommy Chong Roast

 

 

 

 

1929 – Anne Meara, Bkln NY comedian/actress (Stiller & Meara, Archie’s Place)

1934 – Sophia Loren, Rome, actress (Desire Under the Elms, Black Orchid)

1948 – George R[aymond] R[ichard] Martin, US, sci-fi author (Wild Cards)

1950 – James P[aul] Blaylock, US, sci-fi author (Elfin Ship, Homunculus)

1975 – Asia Argento, Italian actress

1975 – Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombian race car driver

1976 – Reuben Singh, British entrepreneur

 

 

 

 

Deaths

1246 – Mikhail of Chernigov, ruler of Kiev

1586 – Anthony Babington, page/conspirator to Mary Stuart, executed at 24

1703 – Archibald Campbell, Scot milt man (blood bath of Glencoe), dies at 52

 

 

 

1973 – Jim Crocevocalist (Time in a Bottle), dies in a plane crash at 30

 

 

I Got a Name

You Don’t Mess Around With Jim

One less set of footsteps

Workin’ At The Car Wash Blues

 

 

 

 

1994 – Jule Styne, Broadway composer (Gypsy, Funny Girl), dies at 88

1996 – Paul Erdos, mathematician, dies of heart attack at 83

2005 – Simon Wiesenthal, Austrian-Polish Nazi hunter (b. 1908)

2010 – Leonard Skinner, American high school gym teacher; namesake of rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd (b. 1933)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events

324 - Chrysopolis emperor Constantine beats emperor Licinius

1454 – In the Battle of Chojnice, the Polish army is defeated by the Teutonic army during the Thirteen Years’ War.

1635 – Emperor Ferdinand II declares war on France

1679 – New Hampshire becomes a county Massachusetts Bay Colony

1759 – Battle of Quebec ends, French surrender to British

1793 – Pres Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol building

1809 – Royal Opera House in London opens

1812 – Fire in Moscow destroys 90% of houses & 1,000 churchs

1848 – Baseball rules 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of runner

1879 – The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time.

1906 – A typhoon with tsunami kills an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong.

1918 – Battle of Megiddo (Palestine) starts

1919 – Hurricane tides 16 feet above normal drown 280 along Gulf Coast

1926 – Hurricane hits Miami, kills 250

1928 – Juan de la Cierva flies 1st helicopter above Channel

1944 – British submarine Tradewind torpedoes Junyo Maru: 5,600 killed

1946 – Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1947 – National Security Act, passes

 

 

 

1947 – USAF (US Air Forceforms

 

 

 

 

 

1957 – “Wagon Train” premieres

 

 

 

1965 – “Get Smart” premieres

 

 

The Amazing Harry Hoo                                   The Craw

Blooper and Outtake Reel                                Hymie

Someone Down Here Hates Me

 

 

 

 

1974 – Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, 5,000 die

1975 – Heiress/bank robber Patricia Campbell Hearst captured by FBI in SF

1977 – Courageous (US) sweeps Australia (Aust) in 24th America’s Cup

1977 – US Voyager I takes 1st space photograph of Earth & Moon together

1997 – Ted Turner gives $1 billion to UN

2001 – First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

2007 – Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some called the Saffron Revolution.

 

 

 

 

Births

53 – Trajan, ancient Hispania, XIII Roman Emperor, (Trajan’s Forum), (d. 117)

1676 – Eberhard Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1733)

1709 – Samuel Johnson, Lichfield Staffordshire, England, lexicographer/writer (Boswell’s Tour Guide)

1733 – George Read, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)

1752 – Adrien-Marie Lagendre, mathematician, worked on elliptic integrals

1859 – Lincoln Loy McCandless, American cattle rancher (d. 1940)

1905 – Agnes De Mille, NYC, choreographer (Oklahoma)

 

 

 

1905 – Eddie “Rochester” AndersonOakland Californiaactor (Jack Benny Show)

 

 

Life’s Full O’ Consequences with Lena Horne

Eddie Anderson name-checks Jack Benny and Fred Allen

Slippery Feet

What Kind Of Man Was Jack Benny?

 

 

 

 

1905 – Greta Garbo, Stockholm Sweden, actress (Ninotchka, Grand Hotel, Camille), (d. 1990)

1907 – Edwin M McMillan, US, physicist/discoverer plutonium (Nobel prize)

1914 – Jack Cardiff, British film director

1920 – Jack Warden, Newark NJ, actor (NYPD, Crazy Like a Fox, Norby)

 

 

 

1929 – Louis Myersblues guitarist /harmonica player

 

 

Take A Little Walk

Elevationist Women In Town

Tribute Little Walter

 

 

 

 

1951 – Dee Dee Ramone, Virg, [Douglas Colvin], rock bassist (Ramones)

1952 – Rick Pitino, American basketball coach

1971 – Jada Pinkett, actress (Jason’s Lyric, Menace II Society)

1971 – Lance Armstrong, Plano Texas, road cyclist (Olympics-6th-92, 96)

 

 

 

 

Deaths

31 – Sejanus, Roman head of praetorisch guard, executed

993 – Arnulf vanf Gent, Westfries earl (988-93), dies in battle

1137 – Erik II Eimune, [Onvergetelijke], king of Denmark (1134-37), murdered

1598 – Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Japanese warlord (b. 1536)

1806 – Patrick Cotter O’Brien, first known eight-foot-tall person (b. 1760)

1830 – William Hazlitt, critic/essayist, dies

1891 – William Ferrel, American mathematician (b. 1817)

1905 – George MacDonald, sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie), dies at 80

1911 – Russian Premier Peter Stolypin (1906-11), shot and murdered at the Kiev Opera House aged 49

1944 – Peter Waddy, British major 1st Para Brigade, dies in battle in Arnhem

1961 – Dag Hammarskjoeld, UN Sect Gen, dies in an air crash over Congo at 56

1967 – John Cockcroft, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)

 

 

 

1970 – Jimi Hendrixrock guitarist (Purple Haze), dies of an overdose at 27

 

 

Hey Joe

I Don’t Live Today

Machine Gun

 

 

 

 

1994 – Vitas Gerulaitis, tennis star (Davis Cup 1979), dies at 40

1996 – Spiro Theodore Agnew, US VP (1969-73), dies at 77

 

 

 

1997 - Jimmy Witherspoonsingerdies at 65

 

 

Aint Nobody’s Business

It’s a Low-down Dirty Shame

 Walkin’ By Myself with Robben Ford

 
 
 
 
 

2004 – Russ Meyer, American film director (b. 1922)

2005 – Michael Park, British Rally co-driver (b. 1966)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate The Signing Of The Greatest Political Document In History

 

 

 

 

 

The United States Constitution

 

 

 

” Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who, are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens.

George WashingtonGeorge Washington
was the commander of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War and served as the first President of the United States of America. Read More

Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin
was a noted polymath, leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. Read More

Alexander HamiltonAlexander Hamilton
was the first United States Secretary of the Treasury, a Founding Father, economist, political philosopher and led calls for the Philadelphia Convention. Read More

Celebrate the Birthday of Our United States of America Government

 

  On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created. We encourage all Americans to observe this important day in our nation’s history by attending local events in your area. Celebrate Constitution Day through activities, learning, parades and demonstrations of our Love for the United State of America and the Blessings of Freedom Our Founding Fathers secured for us.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are the courageous individuals that gave us our liberty 

 

    For much more on our founding document and the celebrations taking place around the country go here and check out these other links:

 

Constitution Day Celebration 2014

Constitution Day 2014 – Hillsdale College

Constitution Day – Wikipedia

Constitution Day 2014 – The Constitution Project

Of The People: Constitution Day 2014

    In honor of the signing , the Washington Times has released a Constitution app for your smartphones and tablets .  Get yours today .

 

” The app can be accessed via any modern Web browser at Constitution.WashingtonTimes.com or downloaded on Android-powered devices from the Google Play store. It is expected to be in the Apple store later this month.

  Included are copies of the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and selections from the Federalist Papers. The app also has a fully annotated lesson plan from Essentials in Education that helps teachers, parents and others share valuable lessons about the founding documents of the United States.

  Prominent Americans have contributed essays celebrating the Constitution and its essential role today. The many guest writers include Reagan administration Attorney General Edwin Meese; Ray Smock, director of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies; retired neurosurgeon and author Ben Carson; former U.S. Appeals Court Judge Patricia Wald; radio show host and Reagan Justice Department official Mark Levin; former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg; and Princeton University constitutional scholar Robert P. George.”

 

 

The Washington Times' Pocket Constitution App, developed with the Essentials in Education, is making its debut on the 10th anniversary of Constitution Day.

 

 

 

   The app comes with a $4.99 price tag , but what is worth more ? The Founding documents at your fingertips or another Starbucks Grande ? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events 

642 – Arabs conquer Alexandria, library destroyed

1562 – Council of Trente takes ecclesiastical canon

1630 – The city of Boston, Massachusetts is founded.

1683 – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek reports existence of bacteria

1697 – Battle at Zenta: Prince Eugen of Savoye beats Turks

1776 – Presidio of SF forms as a Spanish fort

1778 – 1st treaty between the US & Indian tribes signed (Fort Pitt)

 

 

 

1787 – US constitution adopted by Philadelphia convention

 

 

 

 

 

1850 – Great fire in San Francisco

1861 – 1st day school for freedmen forms at Fortress Monroe Virginia

 

 

 

1862 – Battle of Antietambloodiest day in Civil War (Sharpsburg Md), 23, 100 die

 

 

 

 

 

 

1862 – American Civil War: The Allegheny Arsenal explosion results in the single largest civilian disaster during the war.

1872 – Phillip W Pratt patents his sprinkler system for extinguishing fires

1873 – 19 students attend opening class at Ohio State University

1900 – Commonwealth of Australia proclaimed

1908 – Thomas Selfridge becomes 1st fatality of powered flight

1911 – 1st transcontinental airplane flight, NY-Pasadena in 82 hrs 4 min

1922 – Radio Moscow begins transmitting (12 KWs-most powerful station)

1926 – Hurricane hits Miami & Palm Beach Florida; about 450 die

1928 – Hurricane hits Lake Okeechobee Florida drowning 1,800-2500

1934 – RCA Victor re leases 1st 33 1/3 rpm recording (Beethoven’s 5th)

1934 – USSR joins League of Nations (Netherland, Switz & Portugal vote no)

1939 – German U-29 sinks British aircraft carrier Courageous, 519 die

 

 

 

1944 – Operation Market GardenBritish airborne division lands Arnhem Netherlands

 

 

 

 

 

1947 – Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News

1953 – 1st successful separation of Siamese twins

1953 – Ernie Banks becomes Chicago Cubs 1st black player

1954 – Rocky Marciano KOs Ezzard Charles in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1959 – Typhoon kills 2,000 in Japan & Korea

1960 – Cuba nationalizes US banks

1961 – Minnesota Vikings’ 1st NFL game (beat Chicago Bears 37-13)

1963 – “Fugitive” premieres on ABC TV

1967 – “Mission Impossible” premieres on CBS-TV

1967 – Mount Washington cog railway train derails, kills 8 (NH)

1970 – Jordanian King Hussein moves against PLO guerrillas

1972 – “M*A*S*H,” premieres on NBC TV

1974 – Courageous (US) beats Southern Cross (Aust) in 23rd America’s Cup

1978 – Begin, Sadat & Carter sign Camp David accord

1980 – Solidarity labor union in Poland forms

1983 – Vanessa Williams (NY), 20, crowned 56th Miss America 1984, 1st black

1986 – Bomb attack in Paris, 6 killed

1986 – US Senate confirms William Rehnquist as 16th chief justice

1989 – Hurricane Hugo begins 4 day sweep through Caribbean, killing 62

1991 - 4,355 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium

1991 – The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.

1993 – Last Russian troops leave Poland.

2008 – The IAU named another dwarf planet, Haumea

 

 

 

2011 – Occupy Wall Street movement began in Zucotti ParkNew York City.

 

 

 

 

 

Births

879 – Charles III, [The Simple], king of France (893-923)

1192 – Minamoto no Sanetomo, Japanese shogun (d. 1219)

1271 – Wenceslas II, king of Bohemia & Poland (1278-1305)

1639 – Hans Herr, Mennonite bishop (d. 1725)

1677 – Stephen Hales, English physiologist, chemist, and inventor (d. 1761)

1730 – Friedrich WLGA von Steuben, Prus/US inspector-gen of Washington’s army

1739 – John Rutledge, 2nd (appointed) Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1800)

1783 – Samuel Prout, water-color painter

1819 – Jean-Bernard-Leon Foucault, physicist (pendulum proved Earth rotates)

1820 – Earle Van Dorn, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1863

1883 – William Carlos Williams, poet

1899 – Winnie Lightner, Greenport NY, comedienne (Sit Tight, Side Show)

1900 – John Willard Marriott, American hotelier (d. 1985)

1904 – Jerry Colonna, Boston MA, actor (Road to Morocco, Road to Singapore)

1907 – Warren E Burger, Minn, Supreme Court chief justice (1969-86)

1916 – Mary [Florence Elinor] Stewart, UK, sci-fi author (Crystal Cave)

1922 – Naomi Datta, geneticist

 

 

 

1923 – Hank Williamscountry singer (Cold, Cold HeartHey Good Lookin‘)

 

 

hey good lookin’

Jambalaya

 Lovesick Blues

 

 

 

 

1927 – George Blanda, Penn, NFL kicker/quarterback (Bears, Oilers, Raiders)

 

 

 

1929 – Stirling MossLondon Englandrace car driver

 

 

 

 

 

1931 – Anne Bancroft, Bronx, actr (Graduate, Miracle Worker), (d. 2005)

 

 

 

 

1934 - Little Milton [Campbell], rocker , see death of

 

 

The Blues is Alright

Who’s Cheating Who?

 

 

 

 

1939 – David H Souter, Weir NH, 107th Supreme Court Justice (1990- )

1944 – Reinhold Messner, Italian mountain climber (Mount Everest)

1947 – Jeff MacNelly, Puliter Prize-winning cartoonist (Shoe)

1955 – Rita Rudner, comedienne (Funny People)

 

 

 

1975 – Jimmie JohnsonAmerican race car driver

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deaths

1312 – Ferdinand V, king of Castile/Leon, dies at 26

1322 – Robert III of Flanders (b. 1249)

1574 – Pedro Menendez de Aviles, soldier/navigator, dies

 

 

 

1858 – Dred ScottUS slave (REV-decision Supreme court), dies

 

 

 

 

 

1873 – Alexander Berry, Scottish adventurer (b. 1781)

1884 – Louis Schubert, composer, dies at 56

1948 – Ruth Benedict, anthropologist, dies

 

 

 

1951 – Jimmy YanceyAmerican pianist (b. 1898)

 

 

Yancey Stomp

Five O’Clock Blues

How Long Blues

 

 

 

 

1956 – Mildred E “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias, (Olympic-gold-1932), dies at 42

 

 

 

 

 

 

1972 – Akim Tamiroff, actor (Hotel Paradisio, Lord Jim), dies at 72

1980 – Anastasio Somoza, former Nicaraguan Pres, assassinated in Paraguay

1980 – Katherine A Porter, US author (Ship of Fools, Pulit-66), dies at 90

1985 – Laura Ashley, Welsh fashion designer, dies by accident

 

 

 

1994 – Karl R Popperphilosopher (Poverty of Historianism), dies at 92

 

 

 

 

 

 

1997 – Red Skeltoncomedian (Red Skelton Show), dies at 84

 

 

The Pledge

Red Skelton And John Wayne

Clem Kadiddlehopper Sketch

Freddie The Freeloader

Seagulls

Uncurrent Events 9.16.14

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

1400 – Owain Glyndŵr is declared Prince of Wales by his followers.

1630 – Mass village of Shawmut changes name to Boston

1662 – Flamsteed sees solar eclipse, 1st known astronomical observation

1782 – Great Seal of US used for 1st time

1810 – Mexico issues Grito de Dolores, which called for the end of Spanish rule Mexican Independence Day celebrates this event

1847 – United Shakespeare Company buys his home in Stratford-upon-Avon

1848 – Slavery abolished in all French territories

1863 – Robert College of Istanbul-Turkey, the first American educational institution outside the United States, is founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist.

1885 – Puritan (US) beats Genesta (England) in 6th running of America’s Cup

 

 

 

1906 – Roald Amundsen discovers Magnetic South Pole

 

 

 

 

 

1908 – William Crapo Durant incorporates General Motors in Janesville Wisc

1919 – American Legion incorporated by an act of Congress

1920 – Bomb explosion in Wall Street, kills 30

1926 – -22] Hurricane in Florida & Alabama, kills 372

1931 – Blimp is moored to Empire State Building (NYC)

1938 – George E T Eyston sets world auto speed record at 357.5 MPH

1940 – FDR signs Selective Training & Service Act (1st peacetime draft)

1945 – Barometric pressure at 856 mb (25.55″) off Okinawa (record low)

1947 – John Cobb sets world auto speed record at 394.2 MPH

1955 – US Auto Club forms to oversee 4 major auto racing categories

1963 – “Outer Limits” premieres on ABC-TV

1968 – Richard Nixon appears on “Laugh-in”

1975 – The first prototype of the MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.

1978 – 25,000 die in 7.7 earthquake in Tabar Iran

 

 

 

1978 – Filming on Monty Python’s Life of Brianbegins

 

 

What have the Romans ever done for us                 The Stoning

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life                    He’s Not The Messiah

Biggus Dickus                                                              Splitters

 

 

 

 

1979 – Coup in Afghanistan under Hafizullah Amin

1986 – Fire in Kinross gold mine, Transvaal South Africa, 177 killed

1991 – US trial of Panamanian leader Noriega begins

1997 – Apple Computer Inc names co-founder Steve Jobs temporary CEO

2000 – Sammy Sosa’s becomes the second player to hit 50 or more home runs in three consecutive years, joining Mark McGwire

 

 

 

 

Births

16 – Drusilla, daughter of Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder (d. 38)

1387 – Henry V, king of England (1413-22)

1507 – Jiajing, Emperor of China (d. 1567

1666 – Antoine Parent, French mathematician (d. 1716)

1745 – Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov, Russian field marshal (d. 1813)

1822 – Charles S Crocker, Pres of Central & South Pacific Railroad

1823 – Francis Parkman, American historian/author (Oregon Trail)

1832 – George Washington Custis Lee, Major General (Confederate Army)

1875 – James Cash Penney, Hamilton Missouri, department store founder (J C Penney), (d. 1971)

1891 – Karl Dönitz, German naval leader (d. 1980)

1893 – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Hungary, biochemist (Vitamin C, Nobel 1937)

1893 – Alexander Korda, British movie producer (3rd man)

1898 – H.A. Rey, American children’s author, creator of “Curious George” (d. 1977)

 

 

 

1914 – Allen FuntBkln NYTV host & creator (Candid Camera)

 

 

Lady With A Monkey On Her Head

Candid Camera

Buster Keaton on Candid Camera

 

 

 

 

1924 – Lauren BacallStaten Islandactress (Dark PassageKey Largo)

 

 

To Have and Have Not

Whistle

Labor Day 1965 at Rock Hudson’s House

 

 

 

 

1925 – Riley B KingItta Bena Missblues singer (Thrill is Gone)

 

 

Why I Sing The Blues                                 Key to the Highway

Best Solo Guitar King of Blues                 Since I Met You Baby wth Gary Moore

The Thrill Is Gone                                        Rock Me Baby with Eric Clapton & George Benson

 

 

 

 

 

1925 – Charlie Byrdguitarist (Desfinado)

 

Jitterbug Waltz

Shiny Stockings

Desafinado

 

 

 

 

1926 – Tommy “Butch” Bondactor (Butch-Our Gang)

 

The Little Rascals Good Singin’

The gang takes on the streets

 

 

 

 

1927 – Peter Falk, Ossining NY, actor (Colombo, Scared Straight)

1934 – Elgin Baylor, NBA star (1958-59 Rookie of Year-Lakers)

1937 – Aleksandr Medved, USSR, super heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1964 68, 72)

1941 – Richard Perle, American political advisor

 

 

 

1943 – Dennis W Conneryachting pro (4-time America’s Cup-winning skipper)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1953 – Earl Klugh, Jazz pianist/guitarist

1956 – David Copperfield, [Kotkin], Metuchen, New Jersey, magician

1992 – Nick Jonas, American singer, member of The Jonas Brothers

 

 

 

 

Deaths

96 – Titus Flavius Domitianus, emperor of Rome (81-96), murdered at 45

1380 – Charles V, the Wise, King of France (1364-80), dies

 

 

 

1498 – Tomas de Torquemadainquisitor who burned 10,000 people, dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

1701 – James II of England and VII of Scotland (b. 1633)

1736 – Daniel G Fahrenheit, Prussian/Neth physicist (thermometer), dies at 50

1864 – John Hanning Speke, English explorer (b. 1827)

1911 – Edward Whymper, English mountaineer (Ascent of Matterhorn), dies

1932 – Ronald Ross, English physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1857)

1977 – Marc Bolan, rock vocalist/guitarist (T Rex), dies in a car crash at 29

1977 – Maria Callas, American-born prima donna, dies in Paris at 53

1993 – Willie Mosconi, world billiards champ, dies of heart attack at 80

1996 – McGeorge Bundy, US national security advisor (1961-66), dies at 77

2002 – James Gregory, American actor (b. 1911)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extent Of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels, Scientists Say

 

Satellite image showing Antarctic sea ice

 

 

 

” Scientists say the extent of Antarctic sea ice cover is at its highest level since records began.

  Satellite imagery reveals an area of about 20 million square kilometres covered by sea ice around the Antarctic continent.

  Jan Lieser from the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) said the discovery was made two days ago.

” This is an area covered by sea ice which we’ve never seen from space before,” he said.

” Thirty-five years ago the first satellites went up which were reliably telling us what area, two dimensional area, of sea ice was covered and we’ve never seen that before, that much area.

” That is roughly double the size of the Antarctic continent and about three times the size of Australia.” “

 

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Rational Thinking About Irrational Numbers

 

 

 

 

” I am drawing this reference from this article from someone who I look up to and admire – Dr. Roy Spencer.

  In the last 100 years, the amount of CO2 in the air has increased from three molecules per 10,000 molecules of air, to four molecules out of 10,000 molecules of air.

  Which means we are being asked to believe the increase of one molecule of CO2 out of 10,000 molecules of air in the last 100 years is causing catastrophic climate change that threatens mankind.

  This is all fascinating to me, given Secretary of State John Kerry’s comments on the immense threat of a catastrophe based on out of control climate, when we have groups like ISIS and Hamas running around.

  But let’s really put this whole CO2 scare (scam) in perspective, okay?

  Here is the infamous hockey stick graphic (see above), the last 50 years of warming based on the most reliable temperature measurements versus tree rings that decided to show cooling instead of warming. This, of course, has stirred up the angst of Dr. Michael Mann when people suggested there was something very wrong with switching the way one measured temperatures after 950 years when that way no longer agreed.

  Now here is the real hockey stick, the increase in GDP per capita since the coming fossil fuel age really took off over the last 100 years. “

 

 

” That is a real correlation. No switching measurement horses midstream. During the time of the increase of one molecule of CO2 per 10,000, earth’s per capita income went up. And think about how many more people there are now against 1900.

  But let’s look more closely at this in the U.S., since we naturally want to lead the world to a brighter tomorrow. “

 

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

668 – Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse, Italy.

921 – Saint Ludmila is murdered at the command of her daughter-in-law at Tetin.

1616 – The first non-aristocratic, free public school in Europe is opened in Frascati, Italy.

1620 – Mayflower departs from Plymouth England with 102 pilgrims [OS May 8]

1683 – Germantown Pa founded by 13 immigrant families

1762 – Battle of Signal Hill.

1830 – 1st to be run-over by a railroad train (William Huskisson, England)

1835 – HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Galapagos Islands

1857 – Timothy Alder patents typesetting machine

1862 – Confederates conquer Union-weapon arsenal at Harpers Ferry WV

1904 – Wilbur Wright makes his 1st airplane flight

1914 – US Marines march out of Vera Cruz, Mexico

 

 

 

1916 – Britains 1st use of tanks (Battle of Somme)

 

 

 

 

 

1923 – Gov Walton of Oklahoma declares state of siege because of KKK terror

1930 – 1st intl bridge match is held in London. US team defeats England

1931 – British naval fleet mutinies at Invergordon over pay cuts

1938 – British PM Chamberlain visits Hitler at Berchtesgarden

1938 – John Cobb sets world auto speed record at 350.2 MPH (lasts 1 day)

 

 

 

1942 – US aircraft carrier Wasp torpedoed at Guadalcanal

 

 

 

 

 

 

1944 – British bombers hit Tirpitz with Tallboy bombs

1947 – 1st 4 engine jet propelled fighter plane tested, Columbus, Oh

1948 – F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speech record of 1080 kph

 

 

 

1950 – During Korean conflictUN forces land at Inchon in South Korea

 

 

 

 

 

 

1963 – 4 children killed in bombing of a black Baptist church in Birmingham

1965 – “Lost in Space” premieres

1966 – 1st British nuclear sub HMS Resolution launched

1966 – Gemini XI (Conrad/Gordon) returns to Earth

1966 – U.S. President Lyndon B Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to the United States Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation.

1969 – Cards Steve Carlton sets record by striking out 19 NY Mets in a game

1970 – Decca awards Bing Crosby a 2nd platinum disc for selling 300 million

1973 – Secretariat wins Marlboro Cup in world record 1:45 2/5 for 1¼ miles

1976 – Soyuz 22 carries 2 cosmonauts into Earth orbit for 8 days

1978 – Muhammad Ali beats Leon Spinks in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1981 – US Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O’Connor

1982 – 1st issue of “USA Today” published by Gannett Co Inc

1983 – Cops beat to death Michael Stewart for graffiting NYC subway

1985 – Senate judiciary committee begins Robert Bork confirmation hearings

1990 – Florida lottery goes over $100,000,000

1992 – Ted Weiss, despite dying on 14th, wins congressional NYC seat

1994 – Moslem fundamentalists kidnap & behead 16 citizens in Algeria

2000 – Opening ceremony of the XXVII Olympics in Sydney, Australia

 

 

 

 

Births

1254 – Marco PoloVenice, Italian explorer (Il Milione), (d. 1324)

 

 

 

 

 

1533 – Catherine of Austria, queen consort of Poland and Lithuania (d. 1572)

1649 – Titus Oates, English minister and plotter (d. 1705)

1789 – James Fenimore Cooper, 1st major US novelist (Last of Mohicans)

 

 

 

1857 – William Howard Taft, Cin, (R) 27th pres (1909-13), chief justice

 

 

 

 

 

 

1876 – Frank E Gannett, Rochester, newspaper publisher (Gannett)

1881 – Ettore Arco Isidoro Bugatti, Milan, race car builder (Amaz Bugattis)

1889 – Robert Benchley, Worcester MA, humorist (My 10 Years in a Quandary)

1890 – Agatha Christie, Torquay, Devon, mystery writer (Murder on Orient Express), (d. 1976)

1894 – Jean Renoir, French director (Madame Bovary, Nana, Grand Illusion)

1903 – Roy Acuff, Maynardville Tenn, country musician (Hee Haw)

1907 – Fay Wray, Alberta Canada, actress-King Kong’s main squeeze

 

 

 

1911 – Silas Hoganblues singer/guitarist

 

 

Guitar Kelly

Honey Bee Blues

Hoodooman Blues

 

 

 

 

1914 – Creighton Abrams, US, army general (Vietnam War)

 

 

 

1918 – Nipsey RussellAmerican comedian (d. 2005)

 

 

Nipsey Russell Roasts Don Rickles

Mantan Moreland & Nipsey Russell 1955

Nipsey Russell roasts Ronald Reagan

on Hurricanes

 

 

 

 

 

1921 – Jackie Cooper, LA California, actor/director (Hennesey, People’s Choice)

 

 

 

1924 – Bobby ShortDanville Illsinger/pianist (Carlisle Hotel)

 

 

Miss Otis Regrets

Tiger Rag

Stellar with Lucy Arnaz

 

 

 

 

1927 – Norm Crosby, Boston Mass, comedian/double talker (Liar’s Club)

1937 – Robert Lucas, Jr., American economist, Nobel laureate

1938 – Gaylord Perry, baseball player (1972 AL Cy Young winner)

1945 – Jessye Norman, US, opera singer (Carmen)

1946 – Tommy Lee Jones, actor (Executioner’s Song, Bloody Monday, Fugitive)

 

 

 

 

Deaths

1525 – John Pistorius, church reformer, burned at the stake

1598 – Hidejoshi, [Hijoshi], Japanese general strategist/kampaku, dies

1794 – Abraham Clark, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1725)

1885 – Jumbo, P. T. Barnum’s circus elephant (hit by a train)

1893 – Thomas Hawksley, English civil engineer (b. 1807)

1938 – Thomas Wolfe, US writer (Enigma), dies at 62

1978 – Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft builder, dies at 80

 

 

 

1980 – Bill Evans, US jazz pianistdies of a bleeding ulcer at 51

 

 

Waltz For Debby

Some Other Time

Autumn Leaves

 

 

 

 

1989 – Robert Penn Warren, American writer (b. 1905)

2000 – Vincent Canby, American movie critic (b. 1924)

2004 – Johnny Ramone, American lead singer of the punk rock band The Ramones

 

 

 

2006 – Oriana FallaciItalian journalist and writer (b. 1929)

 

 

 

 

 

2007 – Colin McRae, Scottish rally driver (b. 1968)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Untold Story Of The Star-Spangled Banner

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Not only our national anthem, the Star-Spangled Banner was the flag that flew during the War of 1812  during the Battle of Baltimore at Fort McHenry, inspiring Francis Scott Key to write the words that would become the famous song.   

Around the country there will be celebrations to mark this historic event.

  Baltimore will be pulling out all the stops and is hosting the Star-Spangled Spectacular includes historic tall ships, Blue Angels flyovers, the state’s largest-ever fireworks show, and a concert featuring acts such as Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers and Melissa Etheridge.”

 

 

 

 

 

” Washington, D.C. will hold several events, including a sing-along of the anthem on one of the lawns adjacent to the U.S. Capitol building and a cocktail event Friday evening at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

Many other local communities will be hosting the singing of the anthem and other patriotic events.

Click here for a listing of events. “

 

 

Read more from Fox News here and be sure to check out our previous posts on the history of the Star Spangle Banner :

 

How The Star Spangled Banner Came To Be

The Star Spangled Banner Has Four Stanzas As This Marine Reminds Us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

81 – Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus.

1180 – Battle of Ishibashiyama in Japan.

1682 – Bishop Gore School, one of the oldest schools in Wales, founded.

1716 – 1st lighthouse in US lit (Boston Harbor)

1807 – Aaron Burr acquitted of a misdemeanor charge

1812 – Napoleon occupies Moscow & fires start (fire extinguished on the 19th)  

 

 

 

1847 – US Marines under General Scott enter Mexico City (halls of Montezuma)

 

 

 

 

 

1848 – Alexander Stewart opens 1st US dept store

1854 – Allied armies, including those of Britain & France, land in Crimea

1856 – Battle of San Jacinto, Nicaragua defeats invaders

1868 – Golf’s 1st recorded hole-in-one (Tom Morris at Prestwick’s 8th hole)

1899 – Henry Bliss becomes 1st automobile fatality (NY)

1917 – Kerenski regime declares Russian republic

1923 – Jack Dempsey KOs Luis Firpo in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1938 – Graf Zeppelin II, world’s largest airship, makes maiden flight

1944 – Hurricane hits New England: 389 die

1948 – Ground breaking ceremony for UN world headquarters

 

 

 

1948 – Milton Berle starts his TV career on Texaco Star Theater

 

 Uncle Miltie IS Auntie Mildred!

Milton Berle Roasts Jack Benny

Early Milton Berle

Milton Berle & Terry-Thomas in Mad Mad World

 

 

 

 

 

1954 – Hurricane Edna (2nd of 1954) hits NYC, $50 million damage

1959 – Soviet Union’s Luna-2 is 1st spacecraft to land on the Moon

1960 – Chubby Checker’s “Twist” hits #1

1964 – Walt Disney awarded Medal of Freedom at White House

1965 – “F-Troop” premieres

1968 – 1st broadcast of “60 Minutes” on CBS-TV

1973 – Israel shoots down 13 Syrian MIG-21s

1975 – Pope Paul VI declares Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton 1st US saint

1981 – Entertainment Tonight premieres on TV

1984 – 1st MTV awards-Bette Midler & Dan Aykroyd host

1986 – Bomb attack in Paris, 2 killed

1986 – Bomb explosion on airport Kimpo at Seoul, 5 killed

2001 – Historic National Prayer Service held at Washington National Cathedral for victims of the September 11 attacks. A similar service is held in Canada on Parliament Hill, the largest vigil ever held in the nation’s capital.

 

 

 

Births

1531 – Philipp Apianus, [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German geography/cartographer

1656 – Thomas Baker, British antiquarian (d. 1746)

1737 – Johann Michael Haydn, composer

1742 – James Wilson, Scot/US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)

1849 – Ivan Pavlov, Russia, physiologist/pioneer in psychology (Nobel 1904)

1864 – Lord Cecil of Chelwood, UK, help form League of Nations (Nobel 1937)

1867 – Charles Dana Gibson, illustrator, drew “Gibson Girl”

1887 – Stanley “Midnight Assassin” Ketchel, HW boxing champ (1908-10)

1899 – Hal Wallis, movie producer (Maltese Falcon, Barefoot in the Park)

1909 – Peter Scott, British naturalist and explorer (d. 1989)

1927 – Martin Caidin, American aviation writer (d. 1997)

1936 – Stan Williams, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees, LA Dodgers)

1936 – Ferid Murad, American physician and pharmacologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1944 – Joey Heatherton, Rockville Center NY, dancer/actress (Bluebeard)

 

 

 

1947 – Jon “Bowser” BaumanQueens NYsinger (Sha Na Na)

 

 

This Magic Moment

Pretty Little Angel Eyes

Blue Moon

 

 

 

 

 

1949 – Steve GainesSeneca Morock vocalist (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

 

 

I Know A Little

T For Texas

Sweet Home Alabama

 

 

 

 

1965 – Dmitry Medvedev, President of Russia

1983 – Amy Winehouse, Southgate, London, singer (“Stronger Than Me, Rehab), (d. 2011)

 

 

 

Deaths

585 – Emperor Bidatsu of Japan (b. 538)

775 – Constantine V, Byzantine Emperor (b. 718)

1321 – Dante Alighieri, Italian poet (Divine Commedy), dies at 56

1637 – Pierre Vernier [Peter Werner], French mathematician, dies

1712 – Jean [Giovanni] D Cassini, Italian/French astronomer, dies

1836 – Aaron Burr, 3rd VP, dies

1851 – James Fenimore Cooper, American author (b. 1789)

1852 – Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington and British Prime Minister (Tory) (1828-30) dies at 83

1862 – Jesse Lee Reno, Union general-major (Reno Nevada), dies at 39

1898 – William Seward Burroughs, American inventor (b. 1857)

1901 – Pres William McKinley, dies in Buffalo, of gunshot wounds inflicted at 58

1927 – Isadora Duncan, dies as her scarf became entangled in her car’s wheel

 

 

 

1981 – [Walter] Furry Lewisfather of bluesdies at 88 of a heart attack

 

 

 Furry’s Blues with Leon Russell

Falling Down Blues

Furry Lewis pt 1

Judge Harsh Blues

 

 

 

 

1982 – Grace Kelly, princess of Monaco, dies in a car crash at 52

2005 – Robert Wise, American filmmaker (b. 1914)

2006 – Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian actor and bodybuilder (b. 1926)

2009 – Patrick Swayze, American actor, dancer, and songwriter (b. 1952)

2009 – Henry Gibson, American actor and songwriter (b. 1935)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events 

122 – Building begins on Hadrian’s Wall

533 – General Belisarius of the Byzantine Empire defeats Gelimer and the Vandals at the Battle of Ad Decimium, near Carthage, North Africa

1224 – Francis of Assisi is afflicted with stigmata.

1503 – Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David.

 

 

 

1759 – British beat French forces at Plains of Abrahams (Quebec)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1788 – NY City becomes 1st capital of US

1789 – 1st loan to US government (from NYC banks)

1847 – American-Mexican war: US Gen Winfield Scott captures Mexico City

1861 – 1st naval battle of Civil War, Union frigate “Colorado” sinks privateer “Judah” off Pensacola, Fla

1869 – Jay Gould & James Fisk attempt to control US gold market

1881 – Lewis Latimer invents & patents electric lamp with a carbon filament

1898 – Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film

1906 – 1st airplane flight in Europe

1922 – 136.4°F (58°C), El Aziziyah, Libya in shade (world record)

1925 – 1st US University for Blacks, Xavier University, opens in New Orleans

1939 – First (tethered) flight of the Vought-Sikorsky VS-300, one of the first viable American helicopters

 

 

 

1942 – Battle of Edson’s Ridge (2nd Japanese assault) at Guadalcanal

 

 

 

 

 

1943 – Chiang Kai-shek became president of China

1956 – IBM introduces the first computer disk storage unit, the RAMAC 305.

1961 – Unmanned Mercury-Atlas 4 launched into Earth orbit

1963 – “Outer Limits” premieres on ABC TV

1965 – Beatles win 1st Grammy, for Best Group of 1964

1971 – 11 guards & 31 prisoners die in take over at Attica State Prison

1977 – General Motors introduces 1st US diesel auto (Oldsmobile 88)

 

 

 

1978 – 1st flight of McDonnell Douglas F-18A Hornet

 

 

 

 

 

 

1983 – US mint strikes 1st gold coin in 50 years (Olympic Eagle)

1988 – Gilbert is strongest (26.13 barometer) hurricane in Western Hemisphere

1994 – George Burns, undergoes surgery to drain fluid from his brain

1999 – Bomb explodes in Moscow, Russia. At least 119 people are killed.

2008 – Hurricane Ike makes landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast of the United States, causing heavy damage to Galveston Island, Houston and surrounding areas.

 

 

 

 

Births

1475 – Cesare Borgia, Italian aristocrat (d. 1507)

1739 – Grigory Potemkin, army officer, statesman, Catherine II’s lover, OS

1766 – Samuel Wilson, possible namesake of Uncle Sam (d. 1854)

1775 – Laura Secord, Canadian war heroine (d. 1868)

 

 

 

1813 – John SedgwickMajor General (Union volunteers), died in 1864

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1851 – Walter ReedUS Army Surgeon, proved mosquitoes transmit yellow fever

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1857 – Milton S HersheyDerry TownshipPennsylvaniachocolate manufacturer/philanthropist, (d. 1945)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1860 – John J Pershing (Blackjack), Laclede, Missouri, US commander (WW I), (d. 1948)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1903 – Claudette Colbert, [Lily Chauchoin], Paris, actress (Texas Lady)

1916 – Roald Dahl, Llandaff, Cardiff, author (Over to You, Taste, 2 Fables), (d. 1990).

 

 

 

1922 – Charles BrownAmerican singer , pianist , Bluesman (d. 1999)

 

 

I Stepped In Quicksand

Driftin’ Blues

Early morning Blues

 

 

 

 

1924 – Maurice Jarre, Lyons France, composer (Dr Zhivago-Acad Award 1966)

 

 

 

1925 – Mel TorméAmerican singer (d. 1999)

 

 

A foggy day in London town

Scat

Ella Fitzgerald & Mel Torme

 

 

 

 

1937 – Don Bluth, American animator

1939 – Richard Kiel, Detroit Mich, actor (So Fine, Jaws-Moonraker, Skidoo)

1944 – Peter Cetera, Chicago, lead singer (Chicago-25 or 6 to 4, Old Days)

 

 

 

1951 – David Clayton-Thomas, singer (Blood Sweat & Tears – Joy to the World)

 

 

And When I Die

Lucretia MacEvil / Spinning Wheel

You’ve Made Me So Very Happy

 

 

 

 

1961 – Dave Mustaine, American musician (ex-Metallica, Megadeth)

1977 – Fiona Apple, American singer

 

 

 

Deaths 

1321 – Dante Alighieri, author (Divine Comedy), dies

 

 

 

1759 – James WolfeBritish general (Plains of Abraham), dies in battle at 32

 

 

 

 

 

1881 – Ambrose Everett Burnside, US Union general, dies at 57

1921 – Ludwig-Alexander von Battenberg [Mountbatten], adm (WW I), dies at 67

1967 – Russell L Rogers, USAF/astronaut (X-20), dies in explosion at 38

1971 – Nikita Krushchev, Soviet premier,

1977 – Leopold Stokowski, symphonic conductors, dies in England, at 95

1987 – Mervyn Leroy, actor/screenwriter/director (Quo Vadis), dies at 86

1992 – Lou Jacobs, US clown (1966 US postage stamp), dies at 89

1996 – Tupac Shakur, rap star/actor (Juice, Bullet), killed in drive by at 25

1998 – George Wallace, American politician (b. 1919)

2004 – Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist, co-inventor of the combined oral contraceptive pill (b. 1925)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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