Category: History


Today In The Past

 

 

Events

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

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

1387 – Amsterdam buccaneer Herman of Kuinre sign peace

1407 – Mobs attack Jewish community of Cracow

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

1492 – Lead pencils 1st used

1529 – Thomas More appointed English Lord Chancellor

1662 – Charles II of England sold Dunkirk to France

1667 – Aru Palakka’s occupies Makassar (Goa)

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

1774 – 1st Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia

 

 

 

1774 – Minute Men organized in colonies

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

1810 – US annexes western Florida

1825 – Erie Canal between Hudson River & Lake Erie opened

1858 – Hamilton Smith patents rotary washing machine

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

1861 – Pony Express ends

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

1863 – Worldwide Red Cross organized in Geneva

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

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

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

 

 

 

1881 – Gunfight at OK Corralin TombstoneAz

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

1905 – Union of Sweden & Norway ends

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

1917 – Petrograd Soviet accepts establishment of Military

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1941 – US savings bonds go on sale

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1947 – The British Military Occupation ends in Iraq.

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

1950 – 630 Dutch volunteers depart (on)to Korea

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

1950 – South Korean troops reach Chosan at Chinese boundary

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

1951 – Rocky Marciano defeats Joe Louis at Madison Square Garden

1951 – Winston Churchill re-elected British PM

1954 – Chevrolet unveils V-8 engine

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

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

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

1956 – UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency statute approved

1957 – USSR fires defense minister, Marshal Georgi Zhukov

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

1961 – 1st Saturn launch vehicle made a flight test

1964 – Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show

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

1965 – Sylvia Likens tortured by teen girl gang

1966 – 1st Pacific communications satellite launched, Intelsat 2

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1968 – Soyuz 3 launched

1970 – “Doonesbury” comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers

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

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

 

 

 

1973 – Israeli forces reach Suez, trapping Egyptian army

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

1977 – 5th & final test of space shuttle Enterprise

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

1978 – Independent Counsel Act is signed into law.

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

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

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

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

1987 – Dow Jones down 156.83 points

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

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

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

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

1994 – Jordan & Israel sign peace accord

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Births

1427 – Archduke Sigismund of Austria (d. 1496)

1473 – Friedrich of Saxony (d. 1510)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

1800 – Helmuth K B von MoltkePrussian general-fieldmarshal

 

 

 

 

 

1802 – King Miguel of Portugal (d. 1866)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1898 – Beryl Rubinstein, composer

 

 

 

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

 

Amazing Grace

PRECIOUS LORD TAKE MY HAND

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

The Kid (1921)

“MY BOY”

Uncle Fester

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

1917 – Felix the Catcartoon character

 

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

Theme Song

Picnic to the Past!

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

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

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

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

1926 – Yuri Aleksandrovich Letunov, Russia, cosmonaut

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1939 – Vladimir Mikhailovich Beloborodov, cosmonaut

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

1942 – Bob Hoskins, British actor

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

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

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

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

1946 – Holly Woodlawn, Puerto Rican actress

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

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

1947 – Ian Ashley, British racing driver

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

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

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

1951 – Maggie Roche, rocker (Roches)

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

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

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

1959 – Evo Morales, President of Bolivia

1960 – June Brigman, American comic book artist

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

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

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

1965 – Kelly Rowan, Canadian actress and producer.

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

1967 – Keith Urban, New Zealand singer

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

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

1973 – Taka Michinoku , Japanese professional wrestler

1973 – Seth MacFarlane, American animator

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

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

1977 – Jon Heder, American actor

1982 – Adam Carroll, British racing driver

1984 – Sasha Cohen, American figure skater

 

 

 

Deaths

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

1868 – B F Randolph, SC state senator, assassinated

1881 – Billy Clanton, brother of Ike, dies

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

1994 – Wilbert Harrison, singer, dies at 65

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

1996 – Gordon Scarrott, engineer, dies at 80

1996 – Hans Walter Kosterliz, biochemist, dies at 93

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events

625 – Boniface V ends his reign as Catholic Pope

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

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

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

 

 

 

1415 – Battle of AgincourtWelsh longbow defeat armored knights

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

1671 – Giovanni Cassini discovers Iapetus, satellite of Saturn

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

1760 – George III ascends British throne

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

 

 

 

1812 – US frigate United States captures British vessel Macedonian

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1854 – Prince Menshikov of Krim occupies British base at Balaclava

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

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

1861 – The Toronto Stock Exchange was created.

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

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

1870 – Pimlico Race Course opens in Baltimore

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

OK Corral Sheriff Wyatt Earp

 

 

 

 

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

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

1900 – England annexes Transvaal

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

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

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

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

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

1932 – Benito Mussolini promises to remain dictator for 30 years

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

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

 

 

 

1942 – Battle of Henderson Field Guadalcanal begins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1942 – Fieldmarshal Rommel back in North-Africa

1944 – Battle at Cape Engano: 4 Japanese ships sink

1944 – Battle at Samar-island

 

 

 

1944 – Battle in Straits of SurigaoJapanese fleet destroyed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1945 – Japanese surrender Taiwan to Gen Chiang Kai-shek

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

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

1950 – Sukarno appointed president of Republic Indonesia

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

1953 – Coal mine in Seraing Belgium explodes, 26 die

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

1955 – Tappan sells 1st microwave oven

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

1960 – Cuba nationalizes all remaining US businesses

1962 – American author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize in literature

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

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

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

1971 – General Meeting of UN agrees to admit China PR

1971 – Roy Disney dedicates Walt Disney World

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

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

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

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

1974 – Air Force fires 1st ICBM

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

1983 – US invades GrenadaOperation Urgent Fury

 

 

 

 

 

1984 – Hepatitis virus is discovered

1986 – International Red Cross ousted from South Africa

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

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

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

1993 – Airbus A310 of Air Nigeria hijacked, 1 dead

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

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

.2001 – Windows XP first became available.

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

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

 

 

Births

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

1330 – Louis II of Flanders (d. 1384)

1360 – Louis, founder of house of Anjou

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

1528 – Seerp Galama, Dutch nobleman/soldier/politician

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

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

1709 – John Wagenaar, Amsterdam merchant/historian, baptised

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

1869 – John Heismanpioneering football coach/trophy namesake

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1902 – Eddie LangAmerican jazz guitarist (d. 1933)

 

PICKIN’ MY WAY with Carl Kress

Perfect

Guitar Blues with Lonnie Johnson

Eddie’s Twister

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

1913 – Klaus Barbie, gestapo chief (Lyon)

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

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

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

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

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

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

1929 – Roger John Tayler, astrophysicist

1932 – Lev Nikolayevich Smirenny, cosmonaut

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

1936 – Sir Martin Gilbert, British historian

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

1941 – Anne Tyler, American writer (Accidental Tourist)

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

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

 

 

 

1944 – Jon AndersonEnglish rock singer for Yes

 

Roundabout

Close to the Edge

Yours Is No Disgrace

And You And I

 

 

 

 

1944 – James Carville, American political stategist and commentator

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

1947 – John Hall, rocker

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

1948 – Daniel Mark Epstein, American poet and biographer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Deaths

304 – Marcellinus, bishop of Rome, dies

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

1902 – Frank Norris, writer, dies at 32

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

1944 – Fake Krist, nazi collaborator, killed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

Do Wacka Do

Dang Me

King Of The Road with Johnny Cash

England Swings

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

THE RAVEN

Monster Mash

Vincent Price Roasts Bette Davis

SNL Halloween at Vincent Price’s pad

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

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

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

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

1492 – 24 Jews are burned at stake in Mecklenburg Germany

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

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

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

1681 – Earl of Shaftesbury accused of high treason in London

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1861 – West Virginia seceded from Virginia

1882 – Dr Robert Koch discovers germ that causes tuberculosis

 

 

 

1899 – Battle at RietfonteinSouth AfricaBoers vs British army

 

 

 

 

 

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

1903 – George Sutton becomes billard champ

1904 – 1st NY subway opens

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

1931 – George Washington Bridge connecting NY to NJ opens

1938 – US forbids child labor in factories

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

1944 – US aircraft carrier Princeton sinks at Philippines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

1948 – Bernard M Baruch introduces term “Cold War”

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

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

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

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

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

1963 – Sandy Koufax is unanimous winner of Cy Young Award

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

1980 – Iraqi troops occupies Khorramshar

1980 – Polish government legalizes independent labor union Solidarity

1984 – Steffi Graf plays her 1st pro tennis match

1987 – Bork’s supreme court nomination rejected by senate

1988 – Traveling Wilburys Volume One is released

1988 – Typhoon Ruby sinks Philippine ferry; hundreds drown

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

1998 – Launch of Deep Space 1 comet/asteroid mission

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

2003 – Concorde makes its last commercial flight.

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

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

 

Births

51 – Domitian, Roman Emperor (d. 96)

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

 

 

 

1632 – Antonj van LeeuwenhoekHolland , naturalist (Philosophical Transactions)

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1892 – Kurt Huber, German philosopher/resistance fighter

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

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

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

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

1908 – John Alwyne Kitching, zoologist

1911 – Clarence M Kelley, FBI head

 

 

 

1911 – Sonny TerrySingerBluesman , Harmonica Player

 

 

 

 

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

Crow Jane Blues                                                                    Cornbread and Peas

Key to the Highway with Brownie McGhee                                Midnight Special

Walk On                                                                                    Shoutin’ The Blues

 

 

 

 

1915 – Bob KaneAmerican cartoonist (d. 1998)

 

 

 

 

 

1915 – Roger Milliken, American millionaire

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

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

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

1929 – George H Crumb, Charleston WV, composer (Pulitzer 1968-Echoes of Time)

 

 

 

1930 – Big Bopper, [JP Richardson], Sabine Pass Txvocalist (Chantilly Lace)

 

Chantilly Lace

WHITE LIGHTNING

Bopper’s Boogie Woogie

Purple People Eater Meets the Witch Doctor

 

 

 

 

1932 – Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)

1932 – Robert Mundell, Kingston, Ontario, economist and Nobel laureate (1999)

1936 – Bill Wyman, England, rocker (Rolling Stones-Under My Thumb)

1936 – David Nelson, NYC, actor (Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet)

1940 – David Sainsbury, English billionaire/founder (Dutch Soc-Dem)

1946 – Jerry Edmonton, Canada, rock drummer (Steppenwolf)

1947 – Kevin Kline, St Louis, actor (Sophie’s Choice, Big Chill)

1948 – Dale “Buffin” Griffin, rock drummer (Mott The Hoople)

1960 – Ian Baker-Finch, Nambour Queensland, PGA golfer (1991 British Open)

1960 – Jaime Garzón, Colombian journalist and comedian (d. 1999)

1960 – Joachim “Jo” Winkelhock, German race car driver

 

 

 

1961 – Susan Leigh StillAugusta Galt cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 83, 94)

 

 

 

 

 

1962 – B D Wong, SF CA, actor (Freshman, Mystery Date)

1966 – Roman Abramovich, Russian oil magnate

1968 – Robert Wilonsky, American journalist

1970 – Rob Leslie-Carter, British Engineer and Project Manager

1980 – Monica, American singer

1980 – Zac Posen, American fashion designer

1981 – Mallika Sherawat, Indian actress

1981 – Tila Tequila, American model

1983 – Brian Vickers, American race car driver

1983 – Adrienne Bailon, American actress and singer

1983 – Keyshia Cole, American singer

 

Deaths

996 – Hugo Capet, king of France (987-96), dies at 58

1375 – King Valdemar IV of Denmark (b. 1320)

 

 

 

1537 – Jane Seymour3rd wife of Henry VIIIdies

 

 

 

 

 

1579 – Albrecht V von Wittelsbach, duke of Bavaria, dies at 51

 

 

 

1601 – Tycho Braheastronomerdies in Prague at 54

 

 

 

 

 

1669 – William Prynne, English Puritan leader (b. 1600)

1672 – John Webb, English architect (b. 1611)

1708 – Kowa Seki, Japanese mathematician

1821 – Elias Boudinot, American President of the Continental Congress (b. 1740)

 

 

 

1852 – Daniel Websterlawyer/speaker/minister of Foreign affairsdies at 70

 

 

 

 

 

1860 – Elie Decazes, French Bourbon Restoration politician, dies at 80

1864 – James Jay Archer, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 46

1875 – Raffaello Carboni, Italian writer

1898 – Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (b. 1824)

1915 – Désiré Charnay, French archaeologist (b. 1828)

1922 – George Cadbury, British chocolate and cocoa manufacturer (b. 1839)

1929 – Peter J Blok, Dutch historian, dies at 74

1944 – Louis Renault, French automobile manufacturer (b. 1877)

1945 – Vidkun Quisling, Norwegian Min of Defense/PM (1942-45), executed at 58

1957 – Christian Dior, French designer (New Look), dies at 52 in Italy

1966 – Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician (b. 1896)

1970 – Richard Hofstadter, US historian, dies at 54

 

 

 

1972 – Jackie Robinson1st black baseball player (Bkln Dodgers), dies at 53

 

 

 

 

 

1975 – Ismail Erez, Turkish ambassador, killed by car bomb in Paris

1980 – Leonid Georiyevich Ivanov, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33), dies at 30

1983 – Jessica Savitch, news anchor (NBC-TV), dies at 35

1984 – Edith Massey, actress (Polyester, Pink Flamingos), dies at 66

1985 – Richie Evans, American NASCAR driver (b. 1941)

 

 

 

1991 – Gene Roddenberrycreator (Star Trek), dies of cardiac arrest at 70

 

 

 

 

 

1993 – Ben Scholtens, historian (Gaama Duumi), murdered at 39

1994 – Alexandr Nikolaievich Shelepin, dir of KGB (1958-61), dies

1994 – Raul Julia, actor (Addams Family), dies of stroke at 54

1995 – Ronald Selby Wright, minister, dies at 87

1997 – Don Messick, cartoon voice (Astro-Jetsons, Bamm Bamm), dies at 62

2004 – Randy Dorton, American race car crew member (b. 1954)

 

 

 

2004 – Ricky HendrickAmerican race car team owner (b. 1980)

 

 

 

 

 

2005 – Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist (b. 1913)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-Monty Python TV Comedy Episodes Rediscovered

 

 

 

 

 

” Two episodes of 1960s TV comedy At Last The 1948 Show, which starred pre-Monty Python John Cleese and Graham Chapman, have been found after almost 50 years.

  The ITV programme, which was first screened in 1967, also featured Tim Brooke-Taylor, Marty Feldman and Aimi Macdonald.

  The sketch show was hugely influential for British comedy and led to the creation of Monty Python in 1969.

  The BFI described the discovery as “a crucial find”.

” It represents a key moment in the history of British television comedy featuring the combined talents of some of its greatest exponents,” BFI television consultant Dick Fiddy said.

” These gifted comedians, all in their 20s and 30s, were let off the leash and allowed to experiment with style and content, resulting in shows which have had an enduring influence on comedy worldwide.”

” It was ground-breaking in a sense in that it was very silly,” former Goodie member Brooke-Taylor told the BBC’s Colin Paterson. “

 

Read more at the BBC

 

    Here is the very first episode of this “ground-breaking” English sketch comedy show that paved the way for Monty Python’s Flying Circus .

 

 

 

 

Published on May 16, 2012

” Episode 1 At Last The 1948 Show The classic show that prided and inspired Monty Python Starring John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Marty Feldman, Aimi MacDonald and David Frost (Executive Producer) Featuring Intro, The Psychiatrist, Secret Service Cleaner, the Pretty Way, Reptile Keeper, The Chartered Accountant Dance and The original classic Four Yorkshiremen sketch “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

4004 BC – Creation of the world begins according to the calculations of Archbishop James Ussher

 

42 BC – Roman Republican civil warsSecond Battle of Philippi – Brutus’s army is decisively defeated by Mark Antony and OctavianBrutus commits suicide.

 

 

 

 

502 – The Synodus Palmaris, called by Gothic king Theodoric the Great, discharges Pope Symmachus of all charges, thus ending the schism of Antipope Laurentius.

1086 – Battle of az-Zallaqah: Army of Yusuf ibn Tashfin defeats the forces of Castilian King Alfonso VI

1091 – Tornado (possible T8/F4) strikes the heart of London killing 2 and demolishing the then wooden London Bridge

 

1157 – The Battle of Grathe Heath ends the civil war in DenmarkKing Sweyn III is killed and Valdemar I restores the country.

 

  

1588 – Medina Sidonia’s Spanish Armada returns to Santander

 

1641 – Outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641 – anniversary commemorated by Irish Protestants for over 200 years

 

 

 

1642 – Battle at Edgeville (Warwick): King Charles I vs English parliament

1644 – Sea battle of Fehmarn Sont: Adm Thijssen beats Denen

1694 – American colonial forces, led by Sir William Phipps, fail to seize Quebec.

1702 – -24] Battle in Bay of Vigo: Neth/Engl fleet destroy Span/French fleet

  

1739 – War of Jenkins’ Ear startsBritish Prime MinisterRobert Walpolereluctantly declares war on Spain.

 

 

1760 – 1st Jewish prayer books printed in US

1775 – Continental Congress approves resolution barring blacks from army

1790 – Slaves revolt in Haiti (later suppressed)

1805 – Sailing ship “Aeneus” sinks off Newfoundland killing 340

1814 – 1st plastic surgery is performed (England)

1824 – 1st steam locomotive is introduced

1864 – Battle of Westport, Missouri

1864 – Union General Samuel R Curtis defeats Confederate General Stirling Price

1871 – Columbia & Sappho (US) beat Livonia (UK) in 3rd America’s Cup

1910 – Blanche Scott became 1st woman solo a public airplane flight

1915 – 1st national horseshoe throwing championship (Kellerton, Iowa)

1915 – 25,000 women march in NYC, demanding right to vote

  

1917 – 1st Infantry division “Big Red One” shoots 1st US shot in WW I

 

 

1920 – Chicago grand jury indicts Abe Attell, Hal Chase, & Bill Burns as go-betweens in Black Sox World Series scandal

1921 – Green Bay Packers play 1st NFL game, 7-6 win over Minneapolis

1934 – Jean Piccard & Jeanette Ridlen attain balloon height of 17.341 m (rec)

1935 – Dutch Schultz, Abe Landau, Otto Berman, and Bernard “Lulu” Rosencrantz are fatally shot at a saloon in Newark, New Jersey in what will become known as The Chophouse Massacre.

1941 – Walt Disney’s “Dumbo” released

  

1942 – During WW IIBritain launches major offensive at El AlameinEgypt

 

 

1942 – All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard an American Airlines DC-3 airliner are killed when it is struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber near Palm Springs, California. Amongst the victims is award-winning composer and songwriter Ralph Rainger (“Thanks for the Memory”, “Love in Bloom”, “Blue Hawaii”).

1943 – 1st Jewish transport out of Rome reaches camp Birkenau

 

1943 – Burma railway (Railway of Deathopens

 

 

1944 –  Battle of Leyte Gulf  begins

 

 

1944 – Soviet army invades Hungary

1947 – Husband & wife Dr Carl Cori & Dr Gerty Cori are 1st spouses to be awarded joint Nobel Prizes

1954 – Britain, England, France & USSR agree to end occupation of Germany

1956 – 1st video recording on magnetic tape televised coast-to-coast

1956 – Revolt against Stalinist policies begins in Hungary

1956 – Thousands of Hungarians protest against the government and Soviet occupation. (The Hungarian Revolution is crushed on November 4).

1957 – 1st test firing of Vanguard satellite launch vehicle, TV-3

1958 – Soviet novelist Boris Pasternak, wins Nobel Prize for Literature

1958 – USSR lends money to UAR to build Aswan High Dam

1958 – The Springhill Mine Bump – An underground earthquake traps 174 miners in the No. 2 colliery at SpringhillNova Scotiathe deepest coal mine in North America at the timeBy November 1, rescuers from around the world had dug out 100 of the victims, marking the death toll at 74.

 

 

1959 – Chinese troops move into India, 17 die

 

1962 – USAF Major Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 40,800m

 

 

1964 – Japanese beat Russian for 1st Olympic Gold in woman’s volleyball

1968 – Kip Keino (Kenya) wins gold medal for 1,500m (3 min 34.9 sec)

1970 – Gary Gabelich sets auto speed record 622.4 mph (1,001 kph)

1973 – Nixon agrees to turn over White House tape recordings to Judge Sirica

1975 – Battle between Cuba & South Africa troops in Angola

1977 – Panamanians vote 2:1 to approve new Canal treaties

1977 – Paleontologist Elso Barghoorn announces that 34-billion-year-old one-celled fossils, the earliest life forms, had been discovered

1978 – CBS raises LP prices to $8.98

1983 – 400,000 demonstrate in Brussels, against cruise missile

  

1983 – Suicide terrorist truck bomb kills 243 US personnel in Beirut Marine Barracks 

 

 

 

 

 

1988 – Robert Bork’s supreme court nomination rejected by US Senate

1989 – Browns’ Bernie Kosar sets club record with a 97-yard TD pass

  

1991 – Clarence Thomassworn in as Supreme Court Justice

 

 

1991 – Dr Jack Kevorkian’s suicide machine kills 2 women

1993 – 7 killed by IRA-bomb attack in Belfast

1997 – Dow Jones drops 186.88 pts

1998 – Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reach a “land for peace” agreement.

2001 – The Provisional Irish Republican Army of Northern Ireland commences disarmament after peace talks.

2001 – Apple releases the iPod.

2002 – Moscow Theatre Siege begins: Chechen rebels seize the House of Culture theater in Moscow and take approximately 700 theater-goers hostage(see UE 

2004 – A powerful earthquake and its aftershocks hit Niigata prefecture, northern Japan, killing 35 people, injuring 2,200, and leaving 85,000 homeless or evacuated.

2011 – A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Van Province, Turkey, killing 582 people and injuring thousands.

Births

1503 – Isabella of Portugal, queen of Spain and empress of Germany (d. 1539)

1516 – Charlotte de Valois, princess of France (d. 1524)

1543 – Juan de la Cueva, Spain, dramatist

1634 – Hedvig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen of Sweden (d. 1715)

1654 – Johann Bernhard Staudt, composer

1698 – Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French court architect (Palace de la Concorde)

1705 – Maximilian Ulysses Count Browne, Austrian field marshal (d. 1757)

1752 – Nicolas Appert, inventor (food canning, bouillon tablet)

1762 – Samuel Morey, American inventor (d. 1843)

1767 – H Benjamin Constant, [de Rebeque], French politician/writer

1771 – Jean-Andoche Junot, French general (d. 1813)

1788 – Sarah Hale, founder (Seaman’s Aid Society of Boston)

1810 – [Sarah] Margaret Fuller Ossoli, US feminist/revolutionary (NY Tribune)

1813 – Ludwig Leichhardt, German explorer (d. 1848)

1820 – James Monroe Goggin, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1889

1824 – Thomas Gamble Pitcher, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1895

1828 – Turner Ashby, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1862

1835 – Adlai Stevenson, (D) 23rd VP (1893-97)

1873 – William D. Coolidge, American physicist and inventor (d. 1975)

1875 – Gilbert N. Lewis, American chemist (d. 1946)

1896 – André Lévêque, French engineer (d. 1930)

 

1905 – Felix BlochSwiss/US nuclear physicist (Nobel 1952)

 

 

1910 – Hayden Rorke, Bkln NY, actor (Dr Bellows-I Dream of Jeannie)

 

1925 – Johnny CarsonCorning Iowacomedian (Tonight ShowWho Do You Trust)

Johnny Carson on politics

Johnny talks about the new fall television season

Betty White and Johnny Carson as Adam and Eve

Johnny Carson is a Politician Taking a Polygraph Test

 

1931 – Diana Dors, [Fluck], Swindon England, actress (Berserk!, Steaming)

1931 – Jim Bunning, Phillies pitcher (perfect Game vs Mets 1965)/(Rep-R-Ky)

1935 – Chi Chi Rodriguez, Rio Piedras PR, PGA golfer (1972 Byron Nelson)

1938 – John Heinz, (Sen-R-PA, 1977- )

1940 – Freddie Marsden, Liverpool, rock drummer (Gerry & The Pacemakers)

1940 – Pelé [Edson Arantes do Nascimento], Três Corações, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Brazilian footballer (Player of the Century – 1281 goals in 1363 games)

1942 – Anita Roddick, English cosmetic manufacturer (Body Shop)

1942 – Michael Crichton, Chicago, novelist (Andromeda Strain, Congo, Looker), (d. 2008)

1945 – Kim Larsen, Danish singer

1946 – Miklos Nemeth, Hungary, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1976)

1948 – Brian Ross, American journalist

1954 – Ang Lee, director (Ice Storm, Wedding Banquet, Sense & Sensibility)

1956 – Dwight Yoakam, Pikeville Ky, country singer (Honky Tonk Man)

1959 – Weird Al Yankovic [Alfred Matthew], California, parody singer (Eat It, UHF, Naked Gun)

1959 – Sam Raimi, actor (Indian Summer, Thou Shalt Not Kill Except)

1960 – Wayne Rainey, American motorcyclist

  

1960 – Randy PauschAmerican computer science professorauthor

 

 

1962 – Christo van Rensburg, South Africa, tennis star

1962 – Doug Flutie, CFL/NFL quarterback (Argonauts, Generals, Bears, Pats)

1965 – Al Leiter, Toms River NJ, pitcher (Florida Marlins, NY Mets)

1965 – Augusten Burroughs, American writer

  

1966 – Alex ZanardiItalian racecar driver

 

  

1972 – Tiffany Milbrett, Portland Oregon, soccer forward (Olympics-96)

1975 – Keith Van Horn, NBA forward (NJ Nets)

1976 – Julie Howard, Brantford ON, 100m/200m backstroker (Olympics-27-92, 96)

1976 – Cat Deeley, English model and television personality

1980 – Jade Davidson, Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)

1981 – Jeroen Bleekemolen, Dutch racing driver

1984 – Izabel Goulart, Brazilian model

1985 – James Kotecki, American political blogger

 

 

 

Deaths

42 BC – Marcus Junius Brutus, Roman senator (b. 85 BC)

930 – Daigo, Emperor of Japan (b. 885)

1260 – Koetoez, Turkish sultan of Egypt, murdered

1450 – Johannes van Capestrano, Italian saint, dies at 70

1581 – Michael Neander, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1529)

1764 – Emmanuel-Auguste de Cahideuc, Comte Dubois de la Motte, French naval officer (b. 1683)

1799 – William Paca, US judge/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 58

1892 – Mehemed Emin Pasja, German explorer, murdered at 52

1899 – W Penn Symons, British gen-maj, dies in battle

1901 – Georg von Siemens, founder (Deutsche Bank), dies

  

1921 – John B DunlopScottish inventor air tire (Dunlop Rubber), dies at 81

 

 

1929 – Thomas F Tout, historian (Manch school of historiography), dies at 74

1935 – Abe Landau, US gangster, murdered

1935 – Dutch Schultz [Arthur Flegenheimer], US gangster, murdered at 33

1935 – Otto “Aba Daba” Berman, US gangster, murdered

  

1939 – Zane GreyUS western writer (Spirit of the Border), dies at 67

 

 

 

1942 – Georg Stumme, German general/commandant of African corps, dies

1944 – Hana Brady, Holocaust victim

1944 – Charles Glover Barkla, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1877)

 

1950 – Al Jolson, [Asa Yoelson], singer/actor (Jazz Singer), dies at 64

 

 

Mammy

Swanee

Camptown Races

Toot Toot Tootsie

 

1963 – Raphael HLAJM Verwilghen, architect/urban developer, dies at 78

1969 – Tommy Edwards, rocker, dies at 47

1976 – Leonard Lee, US R&B-singer (Shirley & Lee-I’m Gone), dies at 40

1978 – Maybelle Carter, country singer (Johnny Cash Show), dies at 69

1983 – Jessica Savage, Margate NJ, newscaster (NBC Weekend), dies at 36

1984 – Oskar Werner, actor (Farenehit 451), dies of a heart attack at 61

1986 – Edward A Doisy Sr, discoverer of vitamin K (Nobel 1943), dies at 92

1996 – Diana Trilling, writer, dies at 91

2002 – Adolph Green, American lyricist and playwright (b. 1915)

2004 – Robert Merrill, American baritone (b. 1919)

2005 – John Muth, American economist (b. 1930)

2007 – John Ilhan, Australian entrepreneur, Crazy John’s mobile phones (b. 1965)

2010 – Leo Cullum, American cartoonist (d. 1942)

2011 – Marco Simoncelli, Italian motorcycle racer (b. 1987)

2011 – John McCarthy, American computer scientist and pioneer in the field of Artificial Intelligence, inventor of the Lisp programming language.(b. 1927)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Immigration Wave Lifts Diversity To Record High

 

 

 

Mapping American Diversity

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” From a distance, the small group of Haitian immigrants at the public library looks like a prayer meeting or political gathering. Dressed colorfully but comfortably, the women speak in heavily accented English and sit every day for hours around a small wooden table studying to be nurses.

  The library sits at the heart of one of the most diverse counties in the USA. More than 50 languages are spoken in the public schools, and this is what more and more communities across America will look like soon — very soon.

  Racial and ethnic diversity is spreading far beyond the coasts and into surprising places across the USA, rapidly changing how Americans live, learn, work and worship together — and even who our neighbors are.

  Cities and towns far removed from traditional urban gateways such as New York, Miami, Chicago and San Francisco are rapidly becoming some of the most diverse places in America, an analysis of demographic data by USA TODAY shows.

  Small metro areas such as Lumberton, N.C., and Yakima, Wash., and even remote towns and counties — such as Finney County, Kan., or Buena Vista County, Iowa — have seen a stunning surge in immigrants, making those places far more diverse. 

The result: For the first time, the next person you meet in this country — at work, in the library, at a coffee shop or a movie ticket line — will probably be of a different race or ethnic group than you.”

 

 

Read the entire report from USA Today and say goodbye to the melting pot , hello Balkanization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

362 – The temple of Apollo at Daphne, outside of Antioch, is destroyed in a mysterious fire.

794 – Emperor Kanmu relocates Japanese capital to Heiankyo (now Kyoto).

1335 – Ex-emperor Hanazono became a Zen priest

 

 

 

1633 – Ming dynasty fight with Dutch East India Company at Battle of Liaoluo Bay .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1721 – Czar Peter the Great becomes “All-Russian Imperator”

1746 – Princeton University (NJ) received its charter

1797 – 1st sky diver (Andre-Jacques Trim, above Paris)

1819 – 1st ship sails by Erie-channel (Rome-Utica)

 

 

 

1836 – Sam Houston inaugurated as 1st elected pres of Republic of Texas

 

 

 

 

 

1862 – Confederate troops reconquer Cumperland Gap, Tennessee

1875 – Sons of American Revolution organizes

1877 – The Blantyre mining disaster in Scotland kills 207 miners. Those widows and orphans who were unable to support themselves were evicted by the mine owners and likely sent to the Poor House.

1881 – Boston Symphony Orchestra gives its 1st concert

1883 – 1st NY Horse Show held (Madison Sq Garden)

1884 – General Gordon receives letter of Mahdi

1897 – World’s 1st car dealer opens in London

1899 – British troops flee Dundee, Natal South Africa

1904 – Russian fleet shoots at British fishing ship

1906 – 3000 blacks demonstrate & riot in Phila

1907 – Ringling Brothers Greatest Show on Earth buys Barnum & Bailey circus

1907 – Panic of 1907: A run on Knickerbocker Trust Company stock sets events in motion that will lead to a depression.

1910 – Dr. Crippen is convicted at the Old Bailey of poisoning his wife and was subsequently hanged at Pentonville Prison in London.

1913 – Explosion at Dawson NM coal mine kills 263 mine workers

1928 – Pres Hoover speaks of “American system of rugged individualism”

1933 – Primo Carnera beats Paulin in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1934 – In East Liverpool, Ohio, notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd is shot and killed by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents.

1936 – 1st commercial flight from mainland to Hawaii

1938 – Chester Carlson demonstrates 1st Xerox copying machine

1942 – 1st ships of invasion fleet for Oran (Algeria) leave Scotland

1948 – Egyptian flagship King Farouk sunk by Israel

1951 – Earthquake hits Formosa, 100 killed

1954 – West Germany joins North Atlantic Treaty Organization

1956 – A concrete girder weighing 200 tons kills 48 in Karachi, Pakistan.

 

 

 

1962 – JFK imposes naval blockade on Cubabeginning missile crisis

 

 

 

 

 

1963 – 225,000 students boycot Chicago schools in Freedom Day protest

1964 – EMI rejects audition by “High Numbers,” they go on to become The Who

1964 – French philosopher/author Jean-Paul Sartre refuses Nobel prize

1973 – Israeli troops reconquer mountain Hermon

1973 – Security Council Resolution 338-cease fire to Yom Kippur War

1975 – Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 soft-lands on Venus

1976 – Rick Barry (SF), begins then longest NBA free throw streak of 60

1976 – Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs. The dye is still used in Canada.

1977 – International Sun-Earth Explorers 1 & 2 launched into Earth orbit

1979 – Deposed Shah of Iran arrives in NY for medical treatment

1979 – Walt Disney World’s 100-millionth guest

1981 – Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization decertified

1981 – US national debt tops $1 trillion

1983 – Two correctional officers are killed by inmates in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspired the Supermax model of prisons.

1984 – NFL quarterback Ken Stabler retires

1987 – Nobel prize for literature awarded to Joseph Brodsky

1989 – Red Khmer occupies Pailin in Cambodia

1991 – General Motors announces 9 month loss of $US2.2 billion

1993 – Cosmonaut Aleksandr Serebrov makes record 9th space walk

1994 – Statue of Sam Houston unveiled in Texas

1994 – Tony Rominger bicycles world record time (53,832 km)

1997 – Yahoo completes purchase of Four11

1997 – NY Ranger Wayne Gretsky wife Janet is knocked unconcious & gets 2 stitches while watching the game as a plexiglass falls on her

 

 

 

Births

1071 – William IX, Duke of Aquitaine and poet (d. 1126)

1197 – Emperor Juntoku of Japan (d. 1242)

1592 – Gustaf Horn, Swedish soldier and politician (d. 1657)

1688 – Nadir Shah of Persia (d. 1747)

1689 – King John V of Portugal (d. 1750)

1729 – Johann Reinhold Forster, German botanist (d. 1798)

1809 – Volney E. Howard, American politician (d. 1889)

1810 – Henry Bohlen, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1862

1811 – Franz Liszt, Raiding Hungary, romantic composer/virtuoso pianist ( Faust Symphony), (d. 1886)

1821 – Collis Potter Huntington, American railroad executive (d. 1900)

 

 

 

1844 – Sarah BernhardtFranceactress (CamilleQueen Elizabeth)

 

 

 

 

 

1873 – Gustaf John Ramstedt, Finland-Swedish linguist and diplomat (d. 1950)

1881 – Clinton Davisson, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)

1883 – Adolf A Joffe, Russian revolutionary/writer (Brest-Litovsk)

1896 – Charles Glenn King, biochemist (discovered vitamin C)

1901 – Charles Huggins, Canada, US physician

1903 – George Beadle, US biologist (Nobel 1958)

1905 – Constance Bennett, NYC, actress (Easiest Way, Ladies in Love)

1907 – Jimmy Foxx, baseball HR hitter (534, Detroit Tigers)

1913 – Annette Rogers, US sprinter (Olympic-gold-1932, 36)

1913 – Bo Dai, last emporer of Vietnam

1916 – Michael F Howard, British Major-General (Gold Stick to the Queen)

1917 – Joan Fontaine, Tokyo Japan, actress (Gunga Din, Ivanhoe, Rebecca)

1919 – Doris Lessing, Kermanshah Iran, novelist (Golden Notebook)

1920 – Timothy Leary, Harvard prof (LSD taker)

1921 – Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician (d. 1986)

 

 

 

1925 – Robert RauschenbergPort Arthur Texpainter (Gloria)

 

 

 

 

 

1929 – Dory Previn, Rahway NJ, pop singer (Love Be My Cover)

1933 – Donald Herod Peterson, Winona Mississippi, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 6)

1935 – Judy Devlin Hashman, 10 time badminton champ (1957-67)

1938 – Christopher Lloyd, Stamford Ct, actor (Taxi, Back to the Future)

1938 – Derek Jacobi, London, actor (Lanner-Strauss Family, Dead Again)

1942 – Annette Funicello, Utica NY, actress (Mickey Mouse Club)

1943 – Allen James Coage, NYC, HW judo (Olympic-bronze-1976)

1943 – Bobby Fuller, Texas, rock vocalist/guitarist (Bobby Fuller Four)

1943 – Catherine Deneuve, [Dorleac], Paris, actress (Repulsion, Hunger)

1943 – Jan de Bont, Dutch film director

 

 

 

1945 – Leslie West, [Weinsteinrocker (Mountain-Mississippi Queen)

 

Roll Over Beethoven

Mississippi Queen

Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On with Alvin Lee

Red House with Johnny Winter

 

 

 

 

1946 – Kelvin MacKenzie, British media tycoon

1947 – Lee Meredith, [Judith Lee Sauls], River Edge NJ, actress (Producers)

1947 – Haley Barbour, American politician, governor of Mississippi

1948 – Lynette Fromme, American attempted assassin of Gerald Ford

1952 – Jeff Goldblum, Pitts Pa, actor (Fly, Jurassic Park, Independence Day)

1954 – Carla Dunlap, Newark NJ, bodybuilder (Pumping Iron 2)

1961 – Donna Wynd, Auckland NZ, 1k sprint cyclist (Olympics-96)

1961 – Leonard Marshall, NFL defensive end (NY Giants, NY Jets)

1962 – Derrick Waldroup, Chicago Ill, 198 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Oly-96)

1962 – Gayle Stammer, Livermore California, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)

1963 – Brian Boitano, Mountainview California, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1988)

1968 – Shelby Lynne, Quantico Va, country singer (If I Could Bottle This Up)

1969 – Spike Jonze, American director and film producer

1971 – Amanda Coetzer, Hoopstad South Africa, tennis star (1996 Aust semi)

1971 – Timothy Christopher Carswell, Christchurch NZ, cyclist (Olympics-96)

1973 – Ichiro Suzuki, Japanese baseball player

1976 – Helen Svedin, Swedish model

1981 – Olivier Pla, French racing driver

1982 – Robinson Canó, Dominican baseball player

1985 – Zac Hanson, Tulsa OK, singer (Hansons-MMMMbop)

1986 – Kara Lang, Canadian soccer player

 

 

 

Deaths

741 – Charles Martel, ruler of the Franks, dies at 63

 

 

 

 

 

 

1383 – Ferdinand I, the wise, king of Portugal, dies

1613 – Pomponio Nenna, Italian composer

1625 – Kikkawa Hiroie, Japanese politician (b. 1561)

1707 – Cloudesley Shovell, Admiral, drowns at Scilly

1763 – French van Mieris “the Young”, painter/historian, dies at 73

1792 – Guillaume Le Gentil, French astronomer (b. 1725)

1802 – Samuel Arnold, English composer, dies at 62

1847 – Sahle Selassie, Negus of Shewa

1869 – Michael Sars, Norwegian zoologist, dies at 64

 

 

 

1906 – Paul CezanneFrench painter (b. 1839)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1927 – Ross Youngs, Hall of Fame baseballer, dies of Bright’s disease at 30

 

 

 

1934 – Charles “Pretty Boy” Floydgangstershot dead at 30 by FBI in Ohio

 

 

 

 

 

1954 – Jibanananda Das, Bengali poet (b. 1899)

1965 – Paul Tillich, German/US Theologist (Courage To Be), dies

1970 – René Schneider, Chilean general/supreme commander, murdered

1972 – Kurt Edzard, German sculptor (nudist/portraits), dies

1973 – Pablo Casals, Spanish violin cellist/conductor/composer, dies at 96

1975 – Arnold Toynbee, English historian/cultural sociologist, dies at 86

1978 – John Riley, English poet (murdered) (b. 1937)

1986 – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, bio-chemist (Vitamin C, Nobel 1937), dies at 93

1986 – Ye Jianying, Chinese general and politician

 

 

 

1992 – Cleavon Littleactor (Blazing Saddles), dies at 53

 

Blazing Saddles – Camptown Ladies

Where The White Women At?

1993 – Elie A Cohen, physician (held in Auschwitz), dies at 84

1993 – Fred C Shapiro, US journalist (Tiananmen-square 1989), dies at 62

1994 – Chester WIlliams, painter, dies at 73

1994 – Harold Horace Hopkins, inventor (Endoscope), dies at 75

1994 – Rollo May, founder (Humanistic Psychology Movement), dies at 85

1995 – Kingsley Amis, author, dies of injuries from a fall at 73

1996 – Charles Edward Pevensey Tennant, aristocrat, dies at 39

 

 

 

1998 – Eric AmblerEnglish novelist (b. 1909)

 

 

 

 

 

2001 – Prof. Dr. Dkfm. Helmut Krackowizer, journalist and motorcycle racer (b. 1922)

2009 – Soupy Sales, American comedian and television personality (b. 1926)

2011 – Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, Saudi Crown Prince (b. 1924 or 1930)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Death Rattle Of Europe’s Statist Dream

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Europe’s all-too-predictable relapse into recession is gathering force, threatening not only the pipe dream of economic and political unity, but eroding grandiose illusions that have helped prop up the world’s financial house of cards. The unwillingness of France in particular to play by the EU’s — i.e.,  Germany’s — rules appears to have doomed the EU dream. The idea of a borderless Europe bound by a common currency and a shared desire to forever banish war from the Continent was a lofty one, but it was mired from the start in deeply rooted political animosities, grass-roots skepticism and bureaucratic overreach. Now these problems, along with a great many others, have turned the EU project into a Tower of Babel. A million pages of meticulously codified EU rules might as well have been written in cuneiform, so inscrutable and arcane have they become.

  And useless as well. France’s prolonged economic death rattle has been made possible by running annual deficits larger by half than the 3% “allowed” by Brussels. And now, channeling  de Gaulle for what could turn out to be France’s last hurrah, the French have flouted Merckel’s authority, and common sense itself, by proposing to remedy the problem by hiring more government workers and expanding tax breaks.  Portugal, Greece, Spain and the other deadbeat rabble have been cheering them on, and why not? They think they have nothing to lose — that Germany is the only country with any skin in the game. Their folly is about to be laid bare, however, unless Germany gives in and allows Europe’s Central Bank to monetize the collective debts of Europe Fed-style. “

 

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50 Facts That Show How Far America Has Fallen In This Generation

 

 

 

 

” What has happened to America?  Please show these numbers to anyone that does not believe that the United States is in decline.  It is time for all of us to humble ourselves and face the reality of what has happened to our once great nation.  For those of us that love America, it is heartbreaking to watch the foundations of our society rot and decay in thousands of different ways.  The following are 50 facts that show how far America has fallen in this generation, but the truth is that this list could have been far, far longer…

#1 According to a survey that was just conducted, only 36 percent of all Americans can name the three branches of government.

#2 Only 25 percent of all Americans know how long U.S. Senators are elected for (6 years), and only 20 percent of all Americans know how many U.S. senators there are.

#4 For the first time ever, single Americans make up more than half the U.S. population.

#3 Even if you include same-sex couples in the numbers, the marriage rate in the United States is at a 93 year low.

#5 31.1 percent of American young adults in the 18 to 34-year-old age bracket are currently living with their parents.

#6 One out of every ten teen girls in America engages in “self-harm”.  Cutting and burning are the most common forms that this “self-harm” takes.

#12 An astounding 30 percent of all Internet traffic now goes to adult websites.

#13 Right now, 30 million Americans are on antidepressants.

#14 Americans account for about five percent of the global population, but we buy more than 50 percent of the pharmaceutical drugs.

#15 Americans consume a whopping 80 percent of all prescription painkillers.

#16 According to a study conducted by the Mayo Clinic, nearly 70 percent of all Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and 20 percent of all Americans are on at least five prescription drugs.

#17 Approximately 60 million Americans have a problem with alcohol addiction.

#18 Heroin traffic in New York City is at a 20 year high. “

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

310 – St Eusebius ends his reign as Catholic Pope

335 – Constantinople emperor Constantine the Great rules laws against Jews

686 – Conon begins his reign as Catholic Pope

1096 – Sultan Kilidj Arslan of Nicea defeats 1st Crusaders

1512 – Martin Luther joins the theological faculty of the University of Wittenberg.

 

 

 

1520 – Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Tierra Del Fuego (Pacific Ocean)

 

 

 

 

 

1601 – Memorial service for Daitokuji’s Shinju held for Ikkyu Sojun in Kyoto

1639 – Sea battle at Dunes, Lt Admiral Maarten Tromp defeats Spanish armada under De Oquendo

1641 – Catholic uprising in Ulster: 1000s English & Scots killed

 

 

 

1774 – First display of the word “Liberty” on a flag, raised by colonists in Taunton, Massachusetts and which was in defiance of British rule in Colonial America.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1805 – Battle of TrafalgarAdm Nelson defeats French & Spanish fleet & dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

1824 – Joseph Aspdin patents Portland cement (Yorkshire England)

1854 – Florence Nightingale and a staff of 38 nurses were sent to the Crimean War.

1858 – In Paris, the Can-Can is 1st performed

1861 – Battle of Balls Bluff, VA (Leesburg, Harrison’s Island)

1864 – Battle of Westport, MO (Kansas City)

1869 – 1st shipment of fresh oysters comes overland from Baltimore

1879 – Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb

 

 

 

1899 – Battle at Elandslaagte Natal: (Boers vs British army)

 

 

 

 

 

1902 – In the United States, a five month strike by United Mine Workers ends.

1917 – 1st Americans to see action on front lines of WW I

1918 – Margaret Owen sets world typing speed record of 170 wpm for 1 min

1938 – Japanese troops occupies Canton

1944 – During WW II, US troops capture Aachen, 1st large German city to fall

1945 – Women in France allowed to vote for 1st time

1948 – Beersheba liberated by Israeli army

1948 – Facsimile high-speed radio transmission demonstrated (Washington DC)

1948 – UN reject Russian proposal to destroy atomic weapons

1954 – Indonesian troops land in New-Guinea

1957 – Jailhouse Rock starring Elvis Presley opens

 

 

 

1959 – Guggenheim Museumdesigned by Frank Lloyd Wrightopens (NYC)

 

 

 

 

 

1960 – 1st British nuclear sub Dreadnought launched

1960 – JFK & Nixon clashed in 4th & final presidential debate (NYC)

1965 – Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Robert B Woodward

1965 – Comet Ikeya-Seki approaches perihelion, passing 450,000 kilometers from the sun.

1966 – 144 die as a coal waste landslide engulfed a school in Aberfan S Wales

1967 – Egypt sinks Israeli torpedo boat

1967 – Thousands opposing Vietnam War try to storm Pentagon

1969 – Bloodless coup in Somalia (National Day)

1969 – Maj Gen Mohamed Siad Barre becomes President of Somalia

 

 

 

1970 – Nobel prize of peace awarded to Norman E Borlaugh(see UE 10/20)

 

 

 

 

 

1971 – Nobel prize for literature awarded to Pablo Neruda

1971 – William H Rehnquist & Lewis F Powell nominated to US Supreme Court by Nixon, following resignations of Justices Hugo Black & John Harlan

1973 – Fred Dryer of the then Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.

1975 – Coast Guard Academy 1st allows women to enroll

1976 – NY Knicks retire 1st number, # 19, Willis Reed

1976 – NY Yankee Thurman Munson ties World Series mark of 6 straight singles

1976 – Nobel prize for literature awarded to Saul Bellow

1978 – Australian civilian pilot Frederick Valentich vanishes in a Cessna 182 over the Bass Strait south of Melbourne, after reporting contact with an unidentified aircraft.

 

 

 

1984 – Niki Lauda becomes 3rd time motor racing world champ

 

 

 

 

 

1986 – US writer Edward A Tracy kidnap in Beirut

1987 – Nobel prize for economics awarded to Robert M Solow

1988 – Ferdinand & Imelda Marcos indicted on racketeering charges

1989 – Buck Helm found alive after being buried 4 days, in SF earthquake

1989 – Houston becomes 1st major college team to gain 1000 yards in a game

1989 – 1st black owners (Betram Lee & Peter Bynoe) to own a major sports team, purchasing Denver Nuggets for $65m

1991 – US hostage Jesse Turner released from 5 years in captivity in Beirut

1993 – Milt coup by Burundi Pres Ndadaye/525,000 Hutu’s flee

1994 – Hana bridge is Seoul Korea crashes, 32+ die

1994 – North Korea signs pact to end their nuclear projects

1997 – Elton John’s tribute to Diana breaks world record, 318 million dist

2001 – “United We Stand” benefit concert for September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks victims, held at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. Event organized and headlined by Michael Jackson, also featuring pop stars Aerosmith, Mariah Carey, The Backstreet Boys, and others.

2003 – Images of the dwarf planet Eris are taken and subsequently used in its discovery by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz.

 

 

 

Births

1449 – George, Duke of Clarence, brother of Edward IV and Richard III (d. 1478)

1527 – Louis I, Cardinal of Guise, French cardinal (d. 1578)

1582 – Johan Ernst earl of Nassau-Siegen, military/son of Johan VII

1650 – Jean Bart, French captain/sea hero (Escape from Plymouth)

1660 – Georg Ernst Stahl, German scientist (d. 1734)

1675 – Emperor Higashiyama of Japan (d. 1710)

1687 – Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1759)

1712 – Sir James Steuart, British economist (d. 1780)

1761 – Louis AG baron de Bacler d’Albe, French cartographer/brigadier general

 

 

 

1772 – Samuel Taylor ColeridgeOttery St. MaryDevon, Englandpoet (Rime of Ancient Mariner), (d. 1834)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1803 – George Wright, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1865

 

 

 

1833 – Alfred Bernhard NobelStockholmcreated dynamite & Nobel Prizes, (d. 1896)

 

 

 

 

 

1839 – Georg von Siemens, founder (Deutsche Bank)

1843 – Mark M Antokolski, Russian/French sculptor (Peter the Great)

1885 – Jan Altink, Dutch painter/co-founder (Ploeg)

1895 – Alexander d’Arbeloff, entrepreneur

1904 – Edmond [Moore] Hamilton, US, sci-fi author (Danger Planet)

1906 – Lillian Asplund, last American Titanic survivor (d. 2006)

1911 – Peter Graves, London England, actor (Mission Impossible, Stalag 17)

1912 – Carlos Don Byas, US jazz saxophonist

1912 – Georg Solti, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Fidelio)

1914 – Martin Gardner, Scientific American math & puzzles columnist

 

 

 

1917 – Dizzy Gillespie, [John B], jazz trumpetera creator of modern jazz

 

Umbrella Man with Louis Armstrong

Hot House with Charlie Parker

A Night in Tunisia

Salt Peanuts

 

 

 

 

1919 – Claire Sterling, journalist

1919 – Daniel John Chapman Cunningham, physiologist

1921 – Malcolm Arnold, Northampton Engld, composer (Bridge over River Kwai)

1922 – Liliane de Bettencourt, heir to L’Oreal

1924 – Celia Cruz, Cuban singer, Queen of Salsa. (d. 2003)

 

 

 

1925 – Joyce RandolphDetroit Michactress (Trixie-Honeymooners)

 

 

Joyce Randolph Interview

The Honeymooners Peacemaker

 

 

 

 

1926 – Leonard Rossiter, Liverpool England, actor (Britannia Hospital)

1928 – Edward “Whitey” Ford, hall of fame pitcher (NY Yankees)

 

 

 

1929 – Ursula K Le GuinUSsci-fi author (Tombs of Atuan)

 

 

 

 

 

1936 – James H “Simon” Gray, English playwright (Butley)

1937 – Norman Wright, rocker (Del-Vikings)

1940 – Frances FitzGerald, NYC, journalist/author (Fire in the Lake)

1940 – Manfred Mann, [Michael Lubowitz], South Africa, rocker (Mighty Quinn)

1940 – Osamu Watanabe, Japan, featherweight (Olympic-gold-1964)

 

 

 

1941 – Steve CropperTNguitarist/songwriter (Booker T & MGs)

 

Green Onions with Donald “Duck” Dunn

Sitting OnThe Dock Of The Bay

Sweet Home Chicago with The Blues Brothers Band

Water with Albert King & ‘Pop’ Staples

 

 

 

 

1942 – Elvin BishopTulsa OKrock guitarist (Fooled Around & Fell in Love)

 

Southbound 1977 Midnight Special with Dickey Betts , Charlie Daniels & Bonnie Bramlett

Fish, Fish, Fishing

Travelin’ Shoes

John Nemeth and Elvin Bishop

 

 

 

 

1942 – Allan Grice, Australian racing driver

1942 – Judith Sheindlin, Brooklyn, New York, Jurist and Television personality (Judge Judy)

1943 – Paula Kelly, Jacksonville Fla, dancer/actress (Liz-Night Court)

1943 – Ron Elliott, rocker

1944 – Janet Ahlberg, illustrator

 

 

 

1949 – Benjamin NetanyahuIsraeli prime minister

 

 

 

 

 

1949 – Jonathon Silver, entrepreneur/arts patron

1950 – Ronald E McNair, Lake City SC, astr (STS 41B, 51L-Challenger disaster)

1952 – Brent Mydland, Munich Germany, rock keyboardist/vocalist (Grass Roots)

1952 – Patti Davis [Patricia Ann Reagan], singer/actress/writer, Ron & Nancy’s daughter

1953 – Charlotte Caffey, rock guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist (Go-Go’s)

1953 – Keith Green, American musician (d. 1982)

1956 – Carrie Fisher, Beverly Hills, actress (Princess Lelia-Star Wars)

 

 

 

1957 – Steve LukatherUS rock singer/guitarist (Toto-Africa)

 

Little Wing

Steve Lukather and Glen Campbell Jamming

Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers with Larry Carlton

Freeway Jam with Jeff Beck & Jan Hammer

 

 

 

 

1957 – Wolfgang Ketterle, German physicist, Nobel laureate

1959 – Ken Watanabe, Japanese actor

1961 – Mark Finch, film festival organiser

1964 – Jon Carin, American musician (Pink Floyd, The Who)

1967 – Gavin Brian Lovegrove, Auckland NZ, javelin (Olympics-96)

1971 – Jade Jagger, Paris France, daughter of Mick & Bianca Jagger

1972 – Saffron Burrows, English actress

1972 – Matthew Friedberger, American musician (The Fiery Furnaces)

1976 – Josh Ritter, American musician

1976 – Mélanie Turgeon, French Canadian alpine skier

1980 – Kim Kardashian, American socialite

1986 – Natalee Holloway,U.S teen,disappeared in Aruba

 

Deaths

1125 – Cosmas of Prague, Bohemian writer

1204 – Robert de Beaumont, 4th Earl of Leicester, English nobleman

1266 – Birger jarl, Swedish statesman (b. 1210)

1422 – Charles VI, King of France (1380-1422), dies at 54

1500 – Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado of Japan (b. 1442)

1505 – Paul Scriptoris, German mathematician

1558 – Julius Caesar Scaliger, Italian physician (Poetice), dies at 74

 

 

 

1600 – Toda KatsushigeJapanese warlord (b. 1557)

 

 

 

 

 

1623 – William Wade, English statesman and diplomat (b. 1546)

1629 – Tumengung Buraksa, Matarams/Javanese general, dies in battle

1765 – Giovanni Paolo Pannini/Panini, Italian painter/architect, dies at 73

 

 

 

1775 – Peyton RandolphAmerican president of the Continental Congress (b. 1721)

 

 

 

 

 

1805 – Horatio Nelsondies in Battle of Trafalgar

 

 

 

 

 

1861 – John Breckinridge Grayson, Confederate brig-general, dies

1872 – Jacques Babinet, French physicist/mathematician/astronomer, dies at 78

1896 – James Henry Greathead, British engineer (b. 1844)

1904 – Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss explorer and writer (b. 1877)

1943 – Alfred DPR Pound, British admiral/1st Sealord (Jutland, WW II), dies

1963 – George B Cressey, US geographer (Crossroads), dies at 66

1963 – Józef Franczak, last cursed soldier – anticommunist underground in Poland(b. 1918)

1967 – Ejnar Hertzsprung, Danish astrophysicist, dies at 94

1969 – Jack Kerouac, US writer (Doctor Sax, On the Road), dies at 47

1969 – Waclaw Sierpinski, Polish mathematician (b. 1882)

 

 

 

1970 – John T ScopesUS teacher (Scopes “monkey trial” 1925), dies at 70

 

 

 

 

 

1973 – Nasif Estéfano, Argentine racing driver (b. 1932)

1984 – Francois Truffaut, dir (Fahrenheit 451), dies of brain cancer at 52

1992 – Jim Garrison, Louisiana DA (investigate JFK assassination), dies at 70

1993 – Assad Saftawi, Palestinian co-founder of al-Fatah, murdered at 58

1993 – Melchior Ndadaye, banker/1st Hutu pres of Burundi (1993), murder at 40

1993 – Scott Heiser, US photographer (Interview), dies at 44

1995 – Maxene Andrews, vocalist (Andrews Sister), dies of heart attack at 79

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Each Year Seems To Disappear More Quickly Than The Last

 

 

 

 

” For most people, each passing month of their lives seems to feel shorter than the previous. Many of us can’t believe that stores are already starting to display Christmas products, and if you’re writing a check, you might still catch yourself writing 2013 when 2014 is nearly over.

  All clocks follow the same 12 hour / 60 minute symmetry, yet studies suggest that as we get older, we don’t experience time the same way. And there are many theories that explain why it feels like time speeds up as we grow older.

  Many psychologists believe that as we age, our perception of time begins to accelerate versus time actually speeding up. Studies indicate that biological changes in the human body that happen as it ages, such as reduced dopamine production in the brain, impact our internal clock. Furthermore, some believe that as we grow up, we have fewer emotional and arousing experiences – the first kiss, the first trip away from home, the first heartbreak. Such experiences are easier to remember and lead to higher time estimations. “

 

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Algerian soldiers line up in France in 1914. Watch Apocalypse ...

Algerian soldiers line up in France in 1914. Watch Apocalypse WWI.

Image Credit: Jules Gervais-Courtellemont

 

 

 

Here’s another sample …

 

 

Canadian machine gunners dig themselves in, in shell holes on ...

Canadian machine gunners dig themselves in, in shell holes on Vimy Ridge. 

Image Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence

 

 

See all 89 pictures at American Heroes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Viking Treasure Haul Unearthed In Scotland

 

 

 

 

 

” A haul of Viking treasure has been unearthed from a field in south west Scotland by an amateur using a metal detector.

  Derek McLennan, a retired businessman from Ayrshire, made the find in Dumfriesshire in September. In total, more than 100 items were recovered, including armbands, a cross and brooches. Experts have said the discovery is one of the most important Viking hoards ever found in Scotland.

   The items are believed to be worth a six-figure sum. Mr McLennan last year uncovered Scotland’s biggest haul of medieval silver coins. “
Large Silver alloy Carolingian Lidded Vessel

” ” I unearthed the first piece, initially I didn’t understand what I had found because I thought it was a silver spoon and then I turned it over and wiped my thumb across it and I saw the Saltire-type of design and knew instantly it was Viking.

” Then my senses exploded, I went into shock, endorphins flooded my system and away I went stumbling towards my colleagues waving it in the air.” “

BBC News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

Events

1097 – 1st Crusaders arrive in Antioch( Alt. 10/21)

 

  

1528 – Treaty of Gorinchem (Emperor & church)

1536 – Danish/Norw king Christian III leads reform in Catholic possessions

1576 – Spanish troops occupies & plunder Maastricht

1587 – Battle at Coultras: Henri van Navarra beats Catholic League

1603 – Chinese uprising in Philippines fails after 23,000 killed

1751 – Royal ship Duc de Bourgogne launched at Rochefort

1786 – Harvard University organizes 1st astronomical expedition in US

1803 – US Senate ratifies Louisiana Purchase

1818 – 49th parallel forms as border between US & Canada

1820 – Spain sells part of Florida to US for $5 million

1822 – 1st edition of London Sunday Times

 

1827 – Battle at NavarinoEngl/Russ/French fleet beat Turk/Egyptian fleet

 

1835 – HMS Beagle leaves Galapagos Archipelago/sails to Tahiti

1864 – Lincoln formaly establishes Thanksgiving as a natl holiday

1873 – P T Barnum Hippodrome featuring “Greatest Show on Earth,” opens (NYC)

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

 

1899 – Battle at Talana Hill NatalBritish army vs Boers

 

 

1899 – Columbia (US) beats Shamrock (England) in 11th America’s Cup

1903 – US wins disputed boundary between District of Alaska & Canada

1906 – Dr Lee DeForest demonstrated his electrical vacuum tube (radio tube)

1910 – The hull of the RMS Olympic, sister-ship to the ill-fated RMS Titanic, is launched from the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland.

 

 

1911 – Roald Amundsen sets out on race to South Pole

 

 

1926 – Hurricane in Cuba, kills 600

1929 – Bayshore Highway opens (SF)

1934 – All-Star team led by Babe Ruth & Connie Mack sails to Hawaii & Japan

1935 – Mao Tse Tung & his Communist forces ended their “Long March” at Yan’an, in Shaanxi China

1940 – Cheese rationed in Netherlands

1944 – Liquid-gas tanks in Cleveland, Ohio explode, 135 die, 3,600 homeless

1944 – Revolution by workers & students in Guatemala

1944 – US 1st army wins battle of Aachen

1944 – US 6th army lands on Leyte, Philippines

1947 – HUAC opens hearings into alleged Communist influence in Hollywood

1949 – Eugenie Anderson becomes 1st woman US ambassador (to Denmark)

1952 – Emergency crisis proclaimed in Kenya

1955 – Publication of The Return of the King, being the last part of The Lord of the Rings.

1956 – 58°F (15°C), Esperanza Station, Antarctica (Antarctic record high)

1956 – Hannes Lindemann begins journey across Atlantic in a 17′ craft

1957 – Walter Cronkite begins hosting weekly documentary

1960 – 1st fully mechanized post office opened, Providence, RI

1962 – Chinese army lands in India

1963 – Alec Douglas-Home forms British government

1963 – Jim Brown sets NFL single-season rushing record, 8,390 yds

1964 – Mad Dog Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ

1964 – Riot at Rolling Stones show in Paris (150 arrested)

1967 – All white federal jury convicts 7 in murder of 3 civil rights workers in Meridan Mississippi

 

1967 – A purported bigfoot is filmed by Patterson and Gimlin.

 

 

1968 – Jacqueline Kennedy marries Aristotle Onassis on the island of Scorpios

 

1970 – American Norman Borlaug awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

 

 

  

1970 – Zond 8 Launch (Moon Orbit & Return)

1971 – West German Chancellor Willy Brandt is awarded Nobel Peace Prize

1971 – The Nepal stock exchange collapses.

1973 – Mariette Hartley appears on Bob Newhart in “Have You Met Miss Dietz”

 

 

1973 – OPEC oil embargo begins

 

 

1973 – US president Nixon fires Watergate accuser Archibald Cox

1973 – Solicitor Gen Bork, AG Richardson & Deputy AG Ruckelshaus resigned

1975 – Supreme Court rules teachers could spank their pupils after warning

1976 – 70 die as Norwegian tanker Frosta collides with George Prince

 

 

1977 – Six killed in Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash in McComb, Mississippi including band members Ronnie Van Zant, Steve GainesCassie Gaines and Dean Kilpatrick

Call Me The Breeze

Gimme Three Steps

The Ballad of Curtis Loew

Sweet Home Alabama

 

 

 

1978 – Police’s 1st US concert (NY’s CBGBs)

1981 – 3 members of Weather underground arrested for armored truck robbery

1981 – Bomb attack on Antwerp Belgium synagogue, 1 dead, 80 injured

1982 – Nobel prize for economy awarded to George Stigler

1983 – IBM-PC DOS Version 2.1 released

1987 – 10 die as Air Force jet crashed into a Ramada Inn near Indianapolis

1987 – Dow-Jones increases 102.27 pts/608,120,000 shares traded (record)

 

 

1987 – Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz sentenced to 6 months in jail

 

 

 

1988 – Man armed with explosives blows self up in 125 St subway station (NYC)

1988 – Reggie Rogers, Det Lion’s # 1 pick, kills 3 by driving intoxicated

1989 – US Senate impeaches US District Judge Alcee L Hastings

1990 – Antiwar protest marches begin in 20 US cities (US-Iraq)

1991 – 6.1-7.1 earthquake in Uttar Kashi, India, about 670 die

1991 – Formal opening ceremony of Intl One Mind Zen center in Crestone, Colo

1995 – STS 73 (Columbia 18), launches into orbit

1997 – US accuses Microsoft of violating pact forcing IE browser on computers

2004 – Boston Red Sox come back from 0-3 to defeat the New York Yankees 4-3 to win baseball’s American League

2011 – The former leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, and his son Moatassem Gaddafi are killed shortly after the battle of Sirte (2011) while in the custody of NTC fighters.

2012 – 30 people are killed and dozens injured after a gas station bombing by the Syrian Army in Ain Issa

 

Births

1435 – Andrea Della Robbia, Florence, sculptor, nephew of Luca

1496 – Claude de Lutherans, duke of Guise

1616 – Thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (d. 1680)

 

1632 – Christopher WrenEast KnoyleWiltshire, Englandastronomer/great architect (St. Paul’s Cathedral), (d. 1723)

 

 

1719 – Gottfried Achenwall, German lawyer/statistician/economist

1785 – George Ormerod, English historian and antiquarian (d. 1873)

1792 – Colin Campbell/Lord Clyde, British officer (Sepoy-uprising)

1812 – Austin Flint, 19th century heart research pioneer

 

1819 – Daniel Edgar SicklesMajor General (Union volunteers), died in 1914

 

 

1820 – Benjamin Franklin Cheatham, Major General (Confederate Army)

1820 – George Jerrison Stannard, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1822 – Mansfield Lovell, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1884

1843 – Victor de Stuers, Dutch art connoisseur

1854 – Alphonse Allais, French author/humorist (Pass the Bile)

1854 – Arthur Rimbaud, France, poet/adventurer (Illuminations)

 1882- Bela Lugosi, Lugos, Austria-Hungary, actor (Dracula, Plan 9 From Outer Space), (d. 1956)

 

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

 

1889 – Margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers’ foil (Day at the Races)

1891 – James Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron)

1891 – Jomo Kenyatta, Kenya opposition leader/1st premier (1963-78)

1900 – Heinrich Himmler, head of Gestapo [see oct 7]

1907 – Arlene Francis, American television personality (d. 2001)

1909 – Sugiyama Yasushi, Japanese painter (d. 1993)

1911 – Will Rogers Jr, NY, actor (Down to Earth)

1913 – Bao Dai, emperor of Annam/Indochina/head of South Vietnam (1949-55)

1921 – Pierre Laporte, Canada, journalist/statesman (Revolution Script)

1923 – Herschel Bernardi, actor (Arnie, Voice of Charlie the Tuna, Front)

1924 – Kenneth WIlliam Gatland, aerospace scientist

1925 – Art Buchwald, Mt Vernon NY, columnist/author (Have I Ever Lied to You)

1927 – Joyce Brothers, NYC, pop psychologist ($64,000 Question, Naked Gun)

1931 – Ken Morrison, English supermarket maginate/multi-millionaire

1931 – Mickey Mantle, NY Yankee, home run slugger (1956 Triple Crown)

1932 – Roosevelt Brown, Virginia, NFL hall of fame tackle (NY Giants)

1932 – William Christopher, Evanstown Ill, actor (Father Mulcahy-M*A*S*H)

 

1934 – Eddie Harrissaxophonist/composer

Compared To What with Les McCann

Listen Here

I’M TIRED OF DRIVING

Cold Duck Time

 

  

1934 – Martin Landau, actor (Mission Impossible, Space 1999, Ed Wood)

1935 – Jerry Ohrbach, Bronx NY, actor (Law & Order, Dirty Dancing)

1937 – Juan Marichal, Hall of Fame baseball pitcher (SF Giants)

1938 – Iain Macmillan, Abbey Road photographer (d. 2006)

1939 – Jay Siegel, Bkln, rock bassist (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight)

1940 – Robert Pinsky, American poet and Poet Laureate of the United States

1942 – Earl Hindman, Bisbee AZ, actor (Wilson-Home Improvement)

 

1945 – Ric Leerock drummer (Ten Years After-CannockStaffs)

 

 

 

The Ric Lee Blues Project

I’m Going Home

Good Morning Little Schoolgirl

 

 

1945 – Thomas Pasatieri, composer

1946 – Connie Chung, Washington DC, news ancher (NBC, CBS)

1948 – Andrei Suraikin, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic-silver-1972)

1949 – Valery Borzov, USSR, 100m/200m dash (Olympic-gold-1972)

1949 – Wayne Collett, US, 400m runner (Olympic-silver-1972)

1950 – Tom Petty, Gainesville Florida, American classic rock singer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)

1951 – Al Greenwood, keyboardist (Foreigner-Feels Like the First Time)

1952 – Mikhail Georgiyevich Potapov, Russian cosmonaut

1953 – Keith Hernandez, SF California, 1st baseman (St Louis Cards, NY Mets)

1955 – David Profumo, English novelist

1955 – Aaron Pryor, American boxer

1958 – Valerie Faris, American film director

1958 – Lynn Flewelling, American fantasy author

1961 – Michie Tomizawa, Japanese voice actress

1966 – Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Al-Qaeda leader (d. 2006)

1969 – Chantel Tremitiere, WNBA guard (Sacramento Monarchs)

 

1970 – Michelle MalkinAmerican political commentator and author

 

 

 1971 – Snoop Doggy Dogg[Calvin Broadus], Long Beach, California ,rap singer (What’s My Name, Gin & Juice)

1972 – Oleg Fediukov, Moscow Russia, dance skater (& Debbie Koegel)

1973 – Scott Goodman, Hobart Tasmania Aus, 200m butterfly swimmer (Oly-br-96)

1974 – Ayelet Ohayon, Israel, Women’s foil fencer (Oly-1996)

1976 – Tom Wisniewski, American guitarist (MxPx)

1977 – Leila Josefowicz, Canadian classical violinist

1985 – James Sutton, British racing driver

 

 

Deaths

460 – Eudocia Aelia Athenais, empress Oostromeinse Rich/poetess, dies

1139 – Henry X the Trotse, duke of Bayern (1126-38), dies

1268 – Konradijn Hohenstaufen, son of Koenraad IV, beheaded in Naples

1570 – João de Barros, Portuguese historian (b. 1496)

1631 – Michael Maestlin, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1550)

1640 – John Ball, English Puritan clergyman (b. 1585)

1713 – Archibald Pitcairne, Scottish physician (b. 1652)

1740 – Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1685)

1765 – William August duke of Cumberland, Engl supreme commander, dies at 44

 

1864 – Stephen Dodson RamseurConfederate major-general , dies at 27

 

1865 – Champ Ferguson, Confederate guerrilla (b. 1821)

 

 

1890 – Sir Richard BurtonBritish explorer and writer (b. 1821)

  

  

1899 – Robert H “Bobby” Gunning, Brit colonel (60th Rifles), dies in battle

1907 – Said Pasha Kurd, Kurdish statesman (b.1834)

1936 – Anne Sullivan, American teacher (b. 1866)

1940 – Gunnar Asplund, Swedish architect (b. 1885)

1950 – Henry Lewsis Stimson, US minister of War/gov-gen, dies

1953 – Werner Baumbach, German bomber pilot (b. 1916)

1954 – Willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 39, 40), dies at 51

1964 – Herbert Hoover, 31st president of US (1929-33), dies in NY at 90

1972 – Harlow Shapley, astronomer (Sun’s position in galaxy), dies at 86

1977 – Cassie Gaines, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a plane crash at 28 ( See Events Above )

1977 – Ronnie Van Zant, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a plane crash at 29

1977 – Steve Gaines, rock guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in air crash at 28

1984 – Carl Ferdinand Cori, Austrian-born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1896)

1984 – Paul Dirac, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 82

1986 – Samora Machel, president of Mozambique, dies in air crash at 53

1987 – Andrey Kolmogorov, Russian mathematician (b. 1903)

1988 – Sheila Scott, English aviatrix (b. 1922)

1989 – Anthony Quayle, actor (Moses, Operation Crossbow), dies at 76

1990 – Joel McCrea, actor (Ramrod), dies of pulmonary complications at 84

1993 – Sugiyama Yasushi, Japanese painter (b. 1909)

 

 

1994 – Burt Lancasteractor (Elmer Gantry), dies of heart attack at 80

The Kentuckian                                                                  From Here To Eternity-The Kiss

Burt Lancaster winning Best Actor for Elmer Gantry           From Here To Eternity-Barfight scene

Making The Professionals                                                   Elmer Gantry-Welcome to the House of God

Movie Legends                                                                   Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

                                 

 

1995 – Raymond Rasberry, pianist/singer, dies at 65

1996 – Alfred William Bill Bedford, test Pilot, dies at 75

2001 – Ted Ammon, American financier (b. 1949)

 

2003 – Jack ElamAmerican actor (b. 1918)

 

A Jail Without Bars

Jack Elam Gunned Down by Susan Hayward

Canada Dry commercial 1977

Hot Lead and Cold Feet with Don Knotts

 

2005 – Shirley Horn, American singer (b. 1934)

2006 – Jane Wyatt, American actress, dies at 96

2007 – Max McGee, American football player (b. 1932)

2010 – Bob Guccione, American publisher (Penthouse magazine) (b. 1930)

2011 – Muammar Gaddafi, Ruler of Libya (b. 1942)

2011 – Moatassem Gaddafi, Son of Moammar Gaddafi and National Security Adviser of Libya (b. 1977)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

 

202 BC – Hannibal Barcaleader of the invading Carthaginian armyis defeated by the Roman legions under Scipio Africanus in the Battle of Zama.

 

 

 

 

 

 

439 – The Vandals, led by King Gaiseric, take Carthage in North Africa.

1031 – Abbot Humbertus van Echternach opens grave of Saint Willibrord

1216 – King John of England dies at Newark-on-Trent and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Henry.

1453 – 2nd Battle at Castillon: France beats English, end of hundred year war

1466 – The Thirteen Years’ War ends with the Second Treaty of Thorn.

1492 – Columbus sites “Isabela” (Fortune Island, Bahamas)

1512 – Martin Luther becomes a doctor of theology (Doctor in Biblia).

1722 – French C Hopffer patents fire extinguisher

1765 – Stamp Act Congress met in NY, wrote decl of rights & liberties

 

 

 

1781 – Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown at 2 PM; Revolutionary War ends(see UE 10/16 & 10/17)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1812 – Napoleon begins his retreat from Moscow

1818 – US & Chicasaw Indians sign a treaty

1856 – James Kelly & Jack Smith fight bareknuckle for 6h15m in Melbourne

1859 – Wilhelm Tempel discovers diffuse nebula around Pleid star Merope

1863 – Battle of Buckland Mills, VA

 

 

 

1864 – Approx 25 Confederates make surprise attack on St AlbansVermont

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1864 – Battle of Cedar CreekVirginiaUnion beats back Conf attackers

 

 

 

 

 

 

1864 – US brig-gen Emory Upton (25promoted to major-general

 

 

 

 

 

 

1870 – 1st (4) blacks elected to House of Reps

1872 – World’s largest gold nugget (215 kg) found in New South Wales

1879 – Thomas Edison demonstrates electric light

1882 – Pierre de Brazza meets Henry Morton Stanley

1900 – Henry O Tanner, painter, wins Medal of Honor at Paris Exposition

1914 – US post office 1st used an automobile to collect & deliver mail

1919 – 1st Distinguished Service Medal awarded to a woman

 

 

 

1926 – John C Garand patents semi-automatic rifle

 

 

 

 

 

 

1932 – Austria forbids demonstration by nazi’s & anti fascists

1935 – Mao Tse Tung’s army reaches Shanxi

1943 – Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University.

 

 

 

1944 – US forces land in Philippines

 

 

 

 

 

1950 – UN forces entered Pyongyang, capital of North Korea

1951 – Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Texas Women’s Golf Open

1951 – Pres Harry Truman formally ends state of war with Germany

1953 – 1st jet transcontinental nonstop scheduled service

1953 – Singer Julius LaRosa is fired on TV by Arthur Godfrey

1954 – Egypt & Great Britain sign treaty; British troops departs

1959 – Florence Henderson joins Today Show panel

1962 – Stalin-monument removed in Prague

1968 – Golden Gate Bridge charges tolls only for southbound cars

1970 – Amdahl Corp forms at Sunnyvale Calif

1971 – Last issue of “Look” magazine is published

1973 – Ringo releases “Photograph”

1976 – Battle of Aishiya in Lebanon. The same day, the Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) is placed on the List of Endangered Species.

1977 – Corpse of kidnapped West German, H M Schleyer, found

 

 

 

 

1977 – Supersonic Concorde jet’s 1st landing in NYC

 

 

 

 

 

1981 – Nicolaas Bloembergen & Arthur Schawlow win Nobel for physics (laser)

1983 – Grenada general Hudson Austin forms “revolutionary council”

1983 – Senate establishes Martin Luther King Jr federal holiday

1986 – USSR expels 5 US diplomats

 

 

 

1987 – “Black Monday” Dow Jones down 508.32 points4½ times previous record

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1987 – US warships destroy 2 Iranian oil platforms in Persian Gulf

1988 – 3 Americans win Nobel in physics; 3 W Germans win chemistry Nobel

1988 – Car bomb kills 7 Israelis, wounds 11 near Lebanon border

1988 – Senate passes bill curbing ads during children`s TV shows

1991 – Longest NCAA football game (3:52) as RI beats Maine 52-30 (6 OTs)

1993 – UN authorizes arms, milt & police supply embargo against Haiti

1994 – 160 killed at battles in Tsjetsjenie

1994 – Palestinian bomb attack on bus in Tel Aviv, kills 22

1997 – 700th World Series home run (Sandy Alomar, Cleve Indians)

1998 – The Earth Liberation Front sets fire to the Vail Mountain ski resort in Vail, Colorado, causing $12 million in damage.

2001 – SIEV-X, an Indonesian fishing boat en-route to Christmas Island, carrying over 400 asylum seekers, sank in international waters with the loss of 353 people.

2003 – Mother Teresa is beatified by Pope John Paul II.

2004 – Myanmar prime minister Khin Nyunt is ousted and placed under house arrest by the SPDC on charges of corruption.

2004 – Care International aid worker Margaret Hassan is kidnapped in Iraq.

 

 

 

 

2005 – Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005 – Hurricane Wilma becomes the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record with a minimum pressure of 882 mb.

 

 

 

 

Births

1276 – Prince HisaakiJapanese shogun (d. 1328)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1433 – Marsilio Ficino, Italian philosopher (d. 1499)

1581 – Dimitri Ivanovitch, Russian son of Ivan IV “the Terrible”

1610 – James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, English statesman and soldier (d. 1688)

1688 – William Cheselden, English surgeon and anatomist (d. 1752)

1720 – John Woolman, American Quaker preacher and abolitionist (d. 1772)

1784 – John McLoughlin, Hudson’s Bay Co pioneer in Oregon Country

1784 – Leigh Hunt, British writer (Lord Byron)

1810 – Cassius Marcellus Clay, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1903

1819 – Joseph C Juglar, French physician/economist (Crises Commercial)

1824 – Rufus Saxton, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1908

1834 – Francis Channing Barlow, US lawyer/gen-major/co-founder (ABA)

1850 – Annie S Peck, mountain climber/explorer/diplomat

1858 – George Albert Boulenger, Belgian naturalist (d. 1937)

 

 

 

1862 – Auguste Lumièremade 1st movie (Workers Leaving Lumière Factory)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1871 – Walter B Cannon, US physiologist (Wisdom of the Body)

1876 – Mordecai (3 finger) Brown, hall of fame pitcher

1885 – Charles Merrill, American investment banker (d. 1956)

1892 – Alexander A Aljechin, Russian/French chess champ (1927-35, 37-46)

1895 – Louis Mumford, cultural historian/city planner/writer

1895 – Frank Durbin, last American veteran of the Battle of Verdun (d.1999)

1897 – Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar (d. 1994)

1899 – Miguel Asturias, Guatemala, poet/diplomat (Hombres de Maiz, Nobel 67), (d. 1974)

 

 

 

 

1901 – Arleigh A BurkeColoadmiral (WW IISolomon IslandsNavy Cross)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1903 – Tor Johnson, Swedish wrestler and actor (d. 1971)

1907 – Roger Wolfe Kahn, American bandleader (d. 1962)

1908 – Patrick Cairns “Spike” Hughes, British jazz musician/composer (Elegy)

1920 – LaWanda Page, Cleve Ohio, actress (Aunt Esther-Sanford & Sons)

1920 – Pandurang Shastri Athavale, Indian philosopher (d. 2003)

1921 – Gunnar Nordahl, Sweden, soccer player (Olympic-gold-1948)

1922 – Jack Anderson, Long Beach, California, journalist (Wash Post)

1925 – Victor Zorza, journalist/Russian specialist

1926 – Joel Feinberg, American moral philosopher (d. 2004)

1927 – Marjorie Tallchief, US ballerina (Harkness Ballet)

 

 

 

1931 – John le CarréEnglish novelist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1932 – Lloyd Haynes, South Bend Indiana, actor (Pete Dixon-Room 222)

1932 – Robert Reed, Highland Park Ill, actor (Mike-Brady Bunch, Nurse)

 

 

 

 

1937 – Peter MaxBerlinAmerican psychedelic artist (Dynamite Chicken)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1940 – Jerzy Kulej, Poland, light welterweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1964, 68), (d. 2012)

1940 – Michael Gambon, English actor (Singing Detective, Paris at Night)

1942 – Andrew Vachss, American author and attorney

 

 

 

1944 – Peter Tosh [Winston Hubert McIntosh], Jamaicareggae musician (Mystic ManMama Africa)

 

Legalize it live

Walk & Don t Look Back with Mick Jagger

Johnny Be Goode

Concrete Jungle with Bob Marley

 

 

 

 

1945 – John Lithgow, Rochester NY, actor (Harry & Hendersons, Pelican Brief)

1945 – Patrick Simmons, rocker (Doobie Brothers)

1946 – Philip Pullman, English writer

1947 – Giorgio Cavazzano, Italian comic strip artist

1949 – Lynn Dickey, American football player

1951 – Demetrios Christodoulou, Greek mathematical physicist, recipient of the Bôcher Memorial Prize

1952 – Alexander Leibkind, Germany, judo (Oly-76)/WLAF GM (Rhein Fire)

1955 – Lonnie Shelton, NBA forward (NY Knick, Seattle Supersonics)

1956 – Didier Theys, Belgian racing driver

1958 – John Bloom, [Joe Bob Briggs], drive-in movie critic

1960 – Jennifer Holliday, Houston Tx, singer/actress (Dream Girls)

1962 – Evander Holyfield, Atmore Ala, boxer (Oly-bronze-1988)/champ (1990-92)

1964 – Webster Slaughter, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)

1965 – Ty Pennington, American television carpenter

1966 – Jon Favreau, actor/writer (Swingers)

1970 – Chris Kattan, American comedian and actor

1972 – Megan Still, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

1977 – Louis-José Houde, Canadian stand-up comic

 1977 – Jason Reitman, Canadian filmmaker

1978 – Enrique Bernoldi, Brazilian race car driver

1979 – Brian Robertson, American trombonist

1981 – Heikki Kovalainen, Finnish race car driver

 

 

 

Deaths

727 – Saint Frideswide

1187 – Pope Urban III

1216 – King John

1268 – Konradin von Hohenstaufen, duke of Zwaben, beheaded

1547 – Pierino del Vaga, Italian painter, dies at about 46

1553 – Bonifazio Veronese/Veneziano, [de' Pitati], Italian painter, dies

1608 – Martinus A del Rio, Spanish lawyer historian/theologist, dies

1608 – Martin Delrio, Flemish theologian and occultist (b. 1551)

1682 – Thomas Browne, English writer (b. 1605)

 

 

 

1745 – Jonathan SwiftEnglish writer (Gulliver’s Travels), dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1790 – Lyman HallUS physician/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 66

 

 

 

 

 

 

1810 – Jean-Georges Noverre, French choreographer (ballet d’action), dies

1813 – Josef Poniatovski, Polish gen/marshal of France, dies in battle

1864 – Daniel Davidson Bidwell, magistrate/brig-general, dies in battle at 45

1897 – George Pullman, American inventor and industrialist (b. 1831)

1901 – Carl Frederik Tietgen, Danish financier and industrialist (b. 1829)

1937 – Ernest Rutherford, New Zealand physicist (Nobel 1908), dies at 66

1950 – Edna St Vincent Millay, poet/dramatist/feminist (Harp Weaver-Pulitzer Prize)

1957 – Vere G Childe, British archaeologist/prehistorian, dies at 65

1959 – Boughera El Quafi, marathoner (Olympic-gold-1928), shot to death at 60

1966 – Elizabeth Arden, US cosmetic manufacturer, dies

1971 – Alberto Pirelli, Italian industrial, dies at 89

1978 – Gig Young, American actor, kills his bride of 3 weeks and commits suicide at 64

1983 – Maurice Bishop, premier of Grenada (1979-83), murdered in coup

1984 – Jerzy Popieluszko, Polish priest/dissident, kidnapped & murdered

1986 – Moses Asch, record founder (Folkways), dies at 81

1987 – Jacqueline du Pre, British cellist, dies at 42

1987 – Hermann Lang, German race car driver (b. 1909)

 

 

 

1988 – Son HouseAmerican musician , Bluesman (b. 1902)

 

 

 

Death Letter Blues

Grinnin’ in Your Face

Son House talks about his friend Robert Johnson

Masters of Country Blues Guitar ( Documentary)

 MY BLACK MAMA with Buddy Guy 1968

 

 

 

 

1992 – Cleavon Littleactor (Blazing Saddles), dies at 53

Blazing Saddles – Camptown Ladies

Where The White Women At?

 

 

 

 

1992 – Gert Nastian, general & companion of Petra Kelly, found dead at 69

1992 – Petra Kelly, founder (German Green Party), found dead at 44

1993 – Roy Armstrong, English historian (Traditional buildings), dies at 91

1994 – Martha Raye, actress (Pin Up Girl), dies after illness at 78

1995 – Don E Cherry, jazz Musician, dies at 58

1996 – Frank Neville Hosband Robinson, physicist, dies at 71

1997 – Glen Buxton, guitarist (Alice Cooper), dies of pneumonia at 49

2006 – James Glennon, American cinematographer (b. 1942)

2008 – Mr. Blackwell, American fashion critic (b. 1922)

2010 – Tom Bosley, American actor (b. 1927)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Republicans Go For Golf Channel, Democrats Pick E! … And Other Fascinating Facts About Political TV Ads

 

 

 

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” Political campaign commercials are saturating the airwaves in TV markets across America. Now, thanks to an analysis of more than $1 billion in political TV spending on the midterm elections, we know who campaigns are targeting and how they’re trying to influence voters.

  The firm Echelon Insights, founded by Patrick Ruffini and Kristen Soltis Anderson, used cable TV data to produce the following five charts that paint a picture of political spending. In total, Echelon analyzed $1,065,727,692.92 in spending and 2,625,911 TV spots.”

 

 

   We find it very informative that the bulk of liberal TV ad spending is done on entertainment/fantasy type channels while the majority of conservative spending takes place on channels that feature the real life information of sports and history television programing .

   What do you suppose that says about the different mind sets ? One party tends to dwell on fantasy while the other takes it’s pleasure from the world of reality … not really a surprise is it ? It pretty much mimics the voting habits of each group , does it not ?

 

 

 

See the rest of the data at The Daily Signal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 States Have Laws Voiding Federal Firearms Regs

 

 

 

 

” Across the country, a thriving dissatisfaction with the U.S. government is prompting a growing spate of bills in state legislatures aimed at defying federal control over firearms – more than 200 during the last decade, a News21 investigation found.

  Particularly in Western and Southern states, where individual liberty intersects with increasing skepticism among gun owners, firearms are a political vehicle in efforts to ensure states’ rights and void U.S. gun laws within their borders. State legislators are attempting to declare that only they have the right to interpret the Second Amendment, a movement that recalls the anti-federal spirit of the Civil War and civil-rights eras.

“ I think the president and the majority of Congress, both in the House and Senate, are just completely out of touch with how people feel about Second Amendment rights,” said Missouri state Sen. Brian Nieves, who has fought for bills to weaken the federal government’s authority over firearms in his state.

  In Idaho, the Legislature unanimously passed a law to keep any future federal gun measures from being enforced in the state. In Kansas, a law passed last year says federal regulation doesn’t apply to guns manufactured in the state. Wyoming, South Dakota and Arizona have had laws protecting “firearms freedom” from the U.S. government since 2010.

  A News21 analysis shows 14 such bills were passed by legislators in 11 states, mainly in Western states, along with Kansas, Tennessee and Alaska. Of those, 11 were signed into law, though one was later struck down in court. In Montana, Missouri and Oklahoma, three others were vetoed.”

 

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Today In The Past

 

Events

707 – John VII ends his reign as Catholic Pope

1009 – The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a Christian church in Jerusalem, is completely destroyed by the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, who hacks the Church’s foundations down to bedrock.

 

 

 

1016 – Danes defeat Saxons at Battle of Assandun (Ashingdon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1081 – Battle at Durazzo/Durres: Normans under Robert Guiscard beat Byzantine

1267 – Battle at Marienholz: Henry III, Otto II van Gelre beat Keuls archbishop Engelbert III

1356 – Basel earthquake, the most significant historic seismological event north of the Alps, destroyed the town of Basel, Switzerland.

1386 – Opening of the University of Heidelberg

 

 

 

1561 – Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima — Takeda Shingen defeats Uesugi Kenshin in the climax of their ongoing conflicts.

 

 

 

 

 

1564 – John Hawkins begins 2nd trip to America

1648 – 1st US labor organization forms (Boston Shoemakers)

1685 – Louis XIV revokes Edict of Nantes, outlaws Protestantism

1748 – Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, ends War of Austrian Succession

1767 – Boundary between MD & PA, Mason Dixon line, agreed upon

1776 – In a NY bar decorated with bird tail, customer orders “cock tail”

1776 – Battle of Pelham: Col John Glover & Marblehead regiment meet British Forces in Bronx

1862 – Morgan’s raiders capture federal garrison at Lexington, KY

1863 – Battle of Charlestown, WV

1867 – US takes formal possession of Alaska from Russia ($7.2 million)

1873 – Columbia Princeton Rutgers & Yale set rules for collegiate football

1878 – Edison makes electricity available for household usage

1890 – John Owen is 1st man to run 100 yd dash in under 10 seconds

1891 – 1st international 6-day bicycle race in US (Madison Square Garden, NYC) begins

1892 – 1st commercial long-distance phone line opens (Chicago-NY)

1909 – Comte de Lambert of France sets airplane altitude record of 300 m

1912 – Beginning of 1st Balkan War

1915 – 3rd Italians offensive at Isonzo

1924 – Harold “Red” Grange, finest collegiate football game (4 long TD runs)

1934 – Chinese Red leader under Mao Tse Tung begins Long March

1941 – Spy Richard Sorge arrested in Tokyo

1944 – Soviet troops invade Czechoslovakia during WW II

1945 – Nazi war crime trial opens in Nuremberg

1948 – Operation 10 Plagues – Israeli offensive against Egyptian army

1950 – Connie Mack retires as manager of A’s after 50 years

1954 – Hurricane Hazel (3rd of 1954) becomes most severe to hit US

1954 – Texas Instruments announces the first Transistor radio.

1955 – Track & Field names Jesse Owens all-time track athelete

1955 – University of California discovers anti-proton

1961 – Emergency crisis proclaimed in South Vietnam due to commun attack

 

 

 

1962 – Dr Watson (US) & Drs Crick & Wilkins (Britain) win Nobel Prize for Medicine for work in determining structure of DNA

 

 

 

 

 

 

1967 – Nobel prize for physics awarded to Hans A Bethe

 

 

 

1967 – Walt Disney’s “Jungle Book” is released

 

 

Bare Necessities

King Louie

Louis Prima – Jungle Book

 

 

 

 

1968 – Bob Beamon of USA sets long jump record (29 ft. 2½ in.) in Mexico City

1968 – Circus Circus opens in Las Vegas

1968 – US Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith & John Carlos for giving “black power” salute as a protest during victory ceremony

1969 – Federal government bans use of cyclamates artificial sweeteners

1973 – Congress authorizes bi-centennial quarter, half-dollar & dollar coin

1973 – Nobel prize for economy awarded to Wassily Leontief

1974 – Chicago Bull Nate Thurmond becomes 1st in NBA to complete a quadruple double-22 pts, 14 rebounds, 13 assists & 12 blocks

1976 – Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to William N Lipscomb Jr

1977 – W German commandos liberate Boeing 737, 86 hostages at Mogadishu

1977 – Reggie Jackson hits 3 consecutive homers tying Ruth’s series record

1981 – Poland General Jaruzelski elected party leader

1989 – US 62nd manned space mission STS 34 (Atlantis 5) launches into orbit

1992 – 6.6 earthquake hits Colombia with no fatalities

2007 – After 8 years in exile, Benazir Bhutto returns to her homeland Pakistan. The same night, suicide attackers blow themselves up near Bhutto’s convoy, killing over 100 in the cheering crowd, including 20 police officers. Bhutto escaped uninjured.

2011 – Gilad Shalit is released.

 

 

 

Births

1127 – Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (d. 1192)

1239 – Stefanus V, prince of Transylvania/king of Hungary (1270-72)

1595 – Edward Winslow, Plymouth Colony founder (d. 1655)

1679 – Ann Putnam, Jr., American accuser in the Salem Witch Trials (d. 1716)

1701 – Charles le Beau, French historian (d. 1778)

1741 – Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, French general and author (d. 1803)

1806 – John Breckinridge Grayson, Brig Genl (Confederate Army), died in 1861

1811 – Hugh Thompson Reid, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1874

 1818 – Edward Otho Cresap Ord, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883

 1829 – Charles Sidney Winder, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1862

1829 – Lucius Marshall Walker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863

1831 – Frederik III NK of Hohenzollern, German Kaiser/king of Prussia

1854 – Solomon A Andree, Swedish engineer/balloonist/Artic explorer

1889 – Fannie Hurst, novelist (Anatomy of Me)

1893 – Georges Ohsawa, Japanese founder of Macrobiotics (d. 1966)

1900 – Lotte Lenya, Austrian singer and actress (d. 1981)

1902 – Pascual Jordan, German physicist (d. 1980)

1903 – Ambrose Thibodeaux, cajun accordionist

1904 – A. J. Liebling, American journalist (d. 1963)

1906 – James Brooks, US mural painter (Acquisition of Long Island)

1919 – Pierre Elliott Trudeau, (L) 15th Canadian PM (1968-79, 1980-84)

1919 – Anita O’Day (born Anita Belle Colton), Chicago, jazz singer 

1920 – Melina Mercouri, Greek actress and political activist (d. 1994)

1921 – Jesse Helms, (Sen-D/R-North Carolina, 1973- )

1924 – Allyn Ferguson, San Jose California, orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show)

 

 

 

1926 – Chuck BerrySt Louisrocker (Roll over Beethoven)

 

Johnny B. Goode

Roll Over Beethoven

No Particular Place To Go

No Money Down

 

 

 

 

1926 – George C Scott, Wise Va, actor (Patton, Bible, Taps, Hardcore)

1926 – Klaus Kinski, [Nikolas Naksynski], Poland, actor (Little Drummer Girl)

1928 – Keith Jackson, Carrolton Ga, sportscaster (ABC Monday Night Football)

1930 – Frank Carlucci, National Security Adviser/Sec of Defense (1987-89)

1934 – Inger Stevens, Stockholm Sweden, actress (Katy-Farmer’s Daughter)

1934 – Calvin Lockhart, Bahamian actor (d. 2007)

1935 – John B Coleman, Boston, hotel magnate (Ritz Carlton)

 

 

 

1935 – Peter BoylePhila, actor (Joe, CandidateEverybody Loves Raymond)

 

Tribute

Where The Buffalo Roam with Bill Murray

Joe

Young Frankenstein with Gene Hackman

 

 

 

 

1938 – Ronnie Bright, rocker (Coasters)

1938 – Dawn Wells, American actress

1939 – Lee Harvey Oswald, New Orleans, Louisiana, assassin (JFK), (d. 1963)

1939 – Mike Ditka, coach/tight-end (Bears, Cowboys, NFL rookie year 1961)

1942 – Larry Pickering, Australian newspaper cartoonist

1943 – Russ Giguere, Portsmouth NH, rock guitarist/vocalist (Association)

1944 – Katherine Kurtz, UK, sci-fi author (Deryni Rising, Saint Camber)

1947 – Joe Morton, NYC, actor (Hal-Grady, Abel Marsh-Another World)

1947 – Laura Nyro, Bronx, singer/songwriter (Eli’s Coming, Stoney End)

1948 – Ntozake Shange, American author

1949 – Gary Richrath, Peoria IL, rock guitarist (REO Speedwagon)

1949 – Joe Egan, British musician (Stealers Wheel)

1950 – Wendy Wasserstein, American playwright (d. 2006)

1951 – Pam Dawber, Detroit, actress (Mindy-Mork & Mindy, My Sister Sam)

1951 – Terry McMillan, American author

1956 – Martina Navratilova, Revnice Czech, tennis (Wimbledon 1989,79,82-87)

1956 – Craig Bartlett, American animator

 

 

 

1959 – Kirby ChamblissAerobatic pilot and Red Bull Air Racer

 

Kirby Chambliss Epic Flight

 

 

 

 

1960 – Jean-Claude Van Damme, Brussels Belgian, actor (Kickboxer, No Retreat) 

1961 – Eric Jespersen, Port Alberni BC, star yachter (Olympics-bronze-92, 96)

1961 – Erin Moran, Burbank California, actress (Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi)

 

 

 

1961 – Wynton MarsalisNew Orleans Lajazz trumpeter (Grammy 1983)

 

 

Carnival Of Venice

Layla with Eric Clapton

Portrait of Louis Armstrong

Sweet Georgia Brown

 

 

 

 

 

1962 – Vincent Spano, Brooklyn NY, actor (Alphabet City, Maria’s Lovers)

1965 – Curtis Stigers, American jazz vocalist and saxophonist

1967 – Gary John Anderson, Wanganui NZ, cyclist (Olympics-96)

1972 – Alex Tagliani, Quebec racing driver

1974 – Peter Svensson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)

1977 – David Vuillemin, Pro Motocross Rider

1984 – Lindsey Vonn, American alpine skier

1987 – Zac Efron, TV actor, born in San Luis Obispo, California, USA (CSI: Miami, ER)

1991 – Tyler Posey, American actor

 

 

 

Deaths

707 – John VII, Greek Pope (705-07), dies

1035 – Sancho III of Navarre

1141 – Margrave Leopold IV of Austria

 

 

 

 

1216 – Johnking of England (1199-1216Magna Carta), dies

 

 

 

 

 

1417 – Gregorius XII, [Angelo Correr], Pope (1406-15), dies

1541 – Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scotland (b. 1489)

1564 – Johannes Acronius Frisius, German physician and mathematician (b. 1520)

1589 – Adolf van Nieuwenaar & Meurs, viceroy of Utrecht, dies in battle

 

 

 

1676 – Nathaniel Baconrallied against Virginian governmentkilled at 29

 

Bacon, Nathaniel images

 

 

 

 

1708 – Henry Van Nassau, stable master/fieldmarshal, dies at 67

1770 – John Manners, Marquess of Granby, British soldier (b. 1721)

1864 – David Bell Birney, US lawyer/Union general-major, dies at 39

1886 – Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician (b. 1796)

1889 – Antonio Meucci, Italian inventor (b. 1808)

1893 – Lucy [Blackwell-]Stone, US abolitionist/feminist, dies

 

 

 

1931 – Thomas Alva Edison, inventor, dies in West Orange, NJ, at 84(see UE 10/6)

 

 

 

 

 

1948 – [Heinrich A H] Walther von Brauchitsch, German fieldmarshal, dies

1955 – Jose Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher, dies at 72

1966 – Sebastian S. Kresge, American merchant (Kmart) (b. 1867)

1973 – Walt Kelly, US comic strip artist (Pogo), dies at 60

1973 – Margaret Caroline Anderson, American magazine publisher (b. 1886)

1975 – Al Lettieri, actor (Beautiful but Deadly, Don is Dead), dies at 47

1978 – Jacques Mornard, [Ramon Mercader], murderer of Trotsky, dies at 64

1982 – Bess Truman, 1st lady (1945-53), dies in Independence, Mo at 97

1984 – Jon-Erik Hexum, actor (Bear), dies by a gun loaded with blanks at 26

1993 – Dionisio Herrero, Spanish air force general, murdered at 63

1994 – Richard A Garland, artist photographer, dies at 60

1995 – John Gardener, boatbuilder/writer, dies at 90

1995 – Thomas Lyttle, paramilitary, dies at 56

1996 – Guiseppe Panini, industrialist, dies at 71

1997 – Nancy Dickerson, 1st female news correspondent (CBS), dies at 70

1997 – Roberto C Goizueta, CEO (Coca-Cola), dies of lung cancer at 65

2000 – Julie London, American singer and actress (b. 1926)

2000 – Gwen Verdon, American dancer and actress (b. 1925)

2002 – Nikolai Rukavishnikov, cosmonaut (b. 1932)

2004 – Veerappan, Indian bandit and smuggler (b. 1945)

 

 

 

2007 – William J. CroweAmerican admiral and ambassador (b. 1925)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

2008 – Dee Dee Warwick, American soul singer (b. 1945)

2010 – Marion Brown, American jazz musician (b. 1931)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

539 BC – King Cyrus The Great of Persia marches into the city of Babylonreleasing the Jews from almost 70 years of exile and making the first Human Rights Declaration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

532 – Boniface II ends his reign as Catholic Pope

1346 – Battle of Neville’s Cross: King David II of Scotland is captured by Edward III of England at Calais, and imprisoned in the Tower of London for eleven years.

1415 – Jewish autonomy in Palestine ends, as Raban Gamliel leaves office

1448 – Second Battle of Kosovo, where the mainly Hungarian army led by John Hunyadi were defeated by an Ottoman army led by Sultan Murad II.

1456 – The University of Greifswald is established, making it the second oldest university in northern Europe (also for a period the oldest in Sweden, and Prussia)

 

 

 

1483 – Tomas de Torquemada appointed inquisitor-general of Spain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1660 – Nine Regicides, the men who signed the death warrant of Charles I, are hanged, drawn and quartered, another is hanged.

1691 – New royal charter for Massachusetts, now including Maine, Plymouth

1707 – German composer Johann S Bach marries his niece Maria Bach

 

 

 

1777 – British General John Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1781 – Cornwallis defeated at Yorktown(see UE 10/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1829 – Delaware River & Chesapeake Bay Canal formally opens

1829 – German 1st assassination on abandoned teenager Kaspar Hauser

1831 – Felix Mendelssohn’s 1st Piano concert in G, premieres

1850 – Knickerbocker Engine Co Number 5 organized

1855 – Bessemer steelmaking process patented

1862 – Battle of Leetown & Thoroughfare Gap, VA

1871 – President Grant suspends writ of habeas corpus

1876 – Henry Morton Stanley’s reaches Lualaba River

1888 – Thomas Edison files a patent for the Optical Phonograph (the first movie).

1894 – Ohio national guard kills 3 lynchers while rescuing a black man

1899 – Sutro railroad sold to Robert F Morrow for $215,000

1904 – Bank of Italy (Bank of America) opens its doors

1907 – Guglielmo Marconi’s company begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and Clifden, Ireland.

1916 – Dutch women demonstrate for female suffrage

1919 – Radio Corporation of America (RCA) created

1920 – Chicago Bears (as Decatur Staleys) play 1st NFL game, win 7-0

1931 – Al Capone convicted of tax evasion, sentenced to 11 years in prison

1933 – Albert Einstein arrives in US, a refugee from Nazi Germany

 

 

 

1941 – 1st US destroyer (Kearneytorpedoed in WW IIoff Iceland

 

 

 

 

 

 

1943 – Liberators sink U-540 & U-631

1945 – Juan Peron becomes dictator of Argentina

1951 – Egyptian army fires on British troops

1959 – Queen Elizabeth is fined $140 for withdrawing her race horse

1960 – US & Britain sign accord for nuclear sub bases

1961 – Battle of Paris-police kill 210 Algerians

1961 – NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 33,100 m

1967 – Pete Knight in X-15 reaches 85 km

1970 – Anwar Sadat sworn in as president of Egypt

1972 – Chuck Berry’s “My Ding-a-ling,” is #1

1973 – 5-mo oil embargo by Arab states against US & Netherlands begins

1973 – Arabs decrease oil production

1975 – 1st Space Shuttle main engine test at Natl Space Tech Labs, Miss

 

 

 

1977 – West German commandos storm hijacked Lufthansa in Mogadishu, Somalia freeing all 86 hostages & killing 3 of 4 hijackers

 

 

 

 

 

1978 – Pres Carter signs bill restoring Jefferson Davis citizenship

1979 – Mother Teresa of India, awarded Nobel Peace Prize

1979 – Pres Carter signs legislation creating Dept of Education

1982 – Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation

1982 – Robin Yount is 1st to have 2 4-hit games in a World Series

1983 – Nobel prize for economy awarded to Gerard Debreu

1983 – STS-9 vehicle moves to Vandenberg AFB due to SRB nozzle problem

1984 – Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Bruce Merrifield

1985 – French author Claude Simon won the Nobel Prize in literature

1986 – US Senate approved immigration bill prohibiting hiring of illegal aliens & offered amnesty to illegals who entered prior to 1982

1988 – Lyndon LaRouche pleads innocent to fraud, conspiracy indictment

1988 – Phillip Morris announces $11 Billion tender offer for Kraft

1988 – Rockin Robin beats “Sensational” Sherri Martel for WWF woman’s title

1991 – Angel Cordero is 3rd jockey to win 7,000 horse races

1994 – Billy Joel performs opening concert at Cleveland’s Gund Arena

1995 – Keith Moore sentenced to 6 years for robbing Sting of $9,000,000

1998 – At Jesse, in the Niger Delta, Nigeria, a petroleum pipeline explodes killing about 1200 villagers, some of whom are scavenging gasoline.

2003 – The pinnacle was fitted on the roof of Taipei 101, a 101-floor skyscraper in Taipei, allowing it to surpass the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur by 50 meters (165 feet) and become the World’s tallest highrise.

2003 – Eunuchs in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh float the political party Jiti Jitayi Politics.

2005 – The Colbert Report first airs.

2006 – The United States population reaches 300 million.

2007 – The Dalai Lama receives the United States Congressional Gold Medal.

 

 

Births

1253 – Ivo of Kermartin, ]])

1563 – Jodocus Hondius, Flemish mathematician/cartographer

1582 – Johann Gerhard, German Lutheran leader (d. 1637)

1623 – Francis Turretin, Swiss theologian (d. 1687)

1696 – August III, king of Poland/monarch Frederik August II of Saksen

1704 – Willem Bentinck, orangist

1711 – Jupiter Hammon, 1st American black to publish poetry (Complete Works)

1719 – Jacques Cazotte, French writer (d. 1792)

1806 – Alphonse LPP de Candolle, Swiss botanist

1817 – Sajjid Ahmad Chan, Indian moslem leader/co-founder (Pakistan)

1817 – Samuel Ringgold Ward, Maryland, minister/abolitionist (Fugitive Negro)

1848 – William “Candy” Cummings, created curve ball

1865 – James Rudolph Garfield, American politician (d. 1950)

1898 – Mildred Knopf, cookbook writer

1900 – Jean Arthur, New York, American actress (Shane, Mr Smith Goes to Washington) (d. 1991)

1903 – Irene Ryan, El Paso Texas, actress (Granny-Beverly Hillbillies)

1903 – Jerry Colona, Boston Mass, comedian (Jerry Colona Show)

1903 – Nathanael West, American novelist (Day of the Locusts)

1905 – Franco Albini, Italian architect

1909 – Crozy [William] Cole, US jazz drummer

1914 – Jerry Siegel, comic book writer (Superman)

1915 – Arthur Miller, NYC, playwright (Death of a Salesman, Crucible), (d. 2005)

1918 – Rita Hayworth, NY, [Marguerita C Casino], actress (Gilda, Pal Joey)

1919 – Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov, Russian physicist

1920 – Montgomery Clift, Omaha NE, actor (From Here to Eternity)

1921 – Maria Gorokhovskaya, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1952)

1921 – Pricilla Lanford Buckley, editor/columnist (National Review)

 

 

 

1921 – Tom PostonColumbus Ohioactor (Steve Allen ShowNewhart)

 

United Airlines Commercial

Cold Turkey

Get Smart:”Shock it to Me”

Newhart

1923 – Barney Kessel, American musician (d. 2004)

1926 – Beverly Garland, Santa Cruz California, actress (My 3 Sons)

1926 – Karl Gordon Henize, Cincinnati Ohio, astronaut (STS 51-F)

1930 – Jimmy Breslin, Queens NYC, columnist (NY Post, News, Newsday)

1930 – Robert Atkins, American nutritionist (d. 2003)

1932 – Paul Anderson, US, light super heavyweight lifter (Olympic-gold-1956)

1933 – William A Anders, Hong Kong, Maj Gen, USAF/astronaut (Apollo 8)

1936 – Hiroo Kanamori, Japanese seismologist

1938 – Robert “Evel” Knievel, motorcycle daredevil (Snake River Canyon), (d. 2007)

1940 – Peter Stringfellow, British nightclub owner

1941 – Earl Thomas Conley, Portsmouth Oh, country singer (Too Many Times)

1941 – James Seals, Sidney Tx, singer (Seals & Crofts-Summer Breeze)

1942 – Gary Puckett, vocalist (& Union Gap-Woman Woman, Young Girl)

1946 – Bob Seagren, Pomona California, actor (Soap)/pole vaulter (Olympic-gold-68)

1946 – James Ray Tucker, LA California, rock guitarist (Turtles-Eleanor)

1947 – Michael McKean, NYC, actor (Laverne & Shirley, Saturday Night Live, Spinal Tap)

1948 – George Wendt, Chicago Ill, actor (Norm-Cheers)

1948 – Margot Kidder, Yellowknife, actress (Lois Lane, Amityville Horror)

1949 – Bill Hudson, Portland Ore, comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show)

1955 – Sam Bottoms, Santa Barbara CA, actor (Prime Risk, Savages)

 

 

 

1958 – Alan JacksonNewnan Gacountry singer (Here in the Real World)

 

Small Town Southern Man

Drive

Chattahoochee

Little Bitty

 

 

 

 

1959 – Dolph Lundgren, actor (Rocky 4, Masters of Universe) [or Nov 3]

1959 – Richard Roeper, American film critic

1960 – Rob Marshall, American director

 

 

 

1962 – Mike JudgeEcuadoran-born cartoonist

 

Mike Judge on Jimmy Kimmel

Citizen Butthead

Boomhauer King Of The Hill

 

 

 

 

1963 – Norm MacDonald, Canadian comedian

1966 – Tommy Kendall, American race car driver and television personality

1967 – Reggie Clark, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)

1968 – Ziggy Marley, reggae performer

1969 – Theodore Ernest Els, Johannesburg South Africa, PGA golfer (1994 US Open)

1970 – Tasha Tsang, Saskatoon Saskatchwan, rower (Olympics-96)

1972 – Eminem [Marshall Bruce Mathers III], Saint Joseph, Missouri, rapper and movie star (‘The Real Slim Shady’, ‘Stan’ and ‘8 Mile’)

1972 – Tarkan, Turkish singer

1972 – Wyclef Jean, Haitian-born singer

1979 – Kimi Räikkönen, Finnish race car driver

1980 – Alessandro Piccolo, Italian racing driver

Deaths

532 – Boniface II, 1st “German” Pope, dies

1174 – Queen Petronila of Aragon (b. 1135)

1312 – Jan II, duke of Brabant/Limburg (charter of Kortenberg), dies

1552 – Andreas Osiander, Protestant Reformation theologist, dies at 53

1586 – Philip Sidney, English poet/diplomat, dies in battle at 32

1616 – John Pitts, Catholic scholar and writer. (b. 1560)

1660 – Adrian Scrope, English regicide (b. 1601)

1780 – William Cookworthy, English chemist (b. 1705)

1786 – Johann Ludwig Aberli, Swiss artist (b. 1723)

1868 – Laura Secord, Canadian heroine of the war of 1812 (b. 1775)

1887 – Gustav R Kirchhoff, German physicist (spectroscopy), dies at 63

1889 – Nikolai Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher (b. 1828)

1909 – Nicola Spinelli, composer, dies at 44

1910 – Julia Ward Howe, composer (Battle Hymn of Republic), dies at 91

1958 – Paul Outerbridge, American photographer (b. 1896)

1962 – Natalia Goncharova, Russian painter (b. 1882)

1970 – Pierre Laporte, Vice-Premier of Quebec (assassinated) (b. 1921)

1972 – Billy Williams, American singer (b. 1910)

 

 

 

1979 – S J PerelmanUS humorist (Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 75

 

 

 

 

 

 

1984 – Alberta HunterUS blues singer/composerdies at 89

 

Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out

My Handy Man

My Castle’s Rockin

Beale Street Blues with Fats Waller

 

 

 

 

1990 – Ralph Abernathy, civil rights activist, dies at 64

 

 

 

1991 – Tennessee Ernie Fordcountry singer (16 Tons), dies at 72

 

 

16 Tons                                                                 Goober Peas

Peace In The Valley                                        Bonnie Blue Flag

What A Friend We Have With Odetta

The Southern Wagon

 

 

 

 

1992 – Herman Johannes, Indonesian professor, scientist and politician (b. 1912)

1993 – Frank J Del Giudice, US industrial designer (Boeing 747), dies at 77

1994 – Dmitri Cholodov, Russian journalist, murdered at 27

1997 – Paul Edwin Zimmer, sci-fi writer, dies of heart attack at 54

1998 – Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar and philanthropist

1999 – Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician, physicist and computer scientist (b. 1915)

2002 – Derek Bell, Irish harpist (The Chieftans) (b. 1935)

 

 

 

2007 – Joey BishopAmerican entertainermember of the Rat Pack (b. 1918)

 

Joey Bishop roasts Don Rickles

Frank Sinatra Joey Bishop & Peter Lawford at the 1960 Sands Summit

Joey Bishop Show-1963

Dean Martin and Joey Bishop

 

 

 

 

2008 – Levi Stubbs, American baritone singer (Four Tops) (b. 1936)

 

 

 

2009 – Vic MizzyAmerican composer (themes to Green Acres and The Addams Family) (b. 1916)

 

Addams Family TV Show Opening 1964

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

Green Acres Opening

2011 – Carl Lindner, Jr., Cincinnati businessman and one of the world’s richest people (b. 1919)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events 

456 – Magister militum Ricimer defeats the Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the western Roman Empire.

1311 – Council of Vienne (15th ecumenical council) opens

1492 – Columbus’ fleet anchors at “Fernandina” (Long Island, Bahamas)

1502 – Storm ravages Friese coast

1600 – Olivier van Noorts ships reach Philippines

1710 – British troops occupies Port Royal, Nova Scotia

1757 – Austrian troops occupy Berlin

 

 

 

1775 – PortlandMaine burned by British

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1780 – Royalton, Vermont and Tunbridge, Vermont last major raid of the American Revolutionary War.

 

 

 

1781 – Washington takes Yorktown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1813 – Battle at Leipzig (Napoleon vs PrussiaAustria & Russia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1829 – Tremont Hotel, 1st US modern hotel opens (Boston)

834 – London parliament catches fire; historic documents burn

1834 – Much of the ancient structures of the Palace of Westminster in London is burnt down.

1843 – Sir William Rowan Hamilton comes up with the idea of quaternions, a non-commutative extension of complex numbers.

1846 – Dentist William T Morton demonstrates effectiveness of ether

1847 – Charlotte Bronte’s book “Jane Eyre” published

1848 – 1st US homeopathic medical college opens in Pennsylvania

 

 

 

1859 – John Brown leads 21 in raid on federal arsenalHarper’s Ferry, Va

 

 

 

 

 

 

1863 – Grant is given command of Union forces in West

1875 – Brigham Young University is founded in Provo, Utah.

1903 – Homel, 1st Jewish self defense organization founded in Russia

1904 – Russian Baltic fleet departs to Port Arthur

1905 – The Partition of Bengal (India) occurred.

1909 – Jack Johnson KOs Stanley Ketchel in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1916 – Margaret Sanger opens 1st birth control clinic (46 Amboy St, Bkln)

1916 – T E Lawrence (of Arabia) meets with Fasal Hoessein

1923 – Disney Company founded

1925 – Texas School Board prohibits teaching of evolution

1926 – Mohammed Nadir Khan begins coup in Afghanistan, 1200 killed

1926 – Troop ship sinks in Yangtze River, killing 1,200

1934 – Mao Tse-tung & 25,000 troops begin 6,000 mile Long March

1940 – Benjamin Oliver Davis Sr named 1st black general in regular army

1940 – Lottery for 1st US WW II draftees held; #158 drawn 1st

1942 – Cyclone in Bay of Bengal kills some 40,000 south of Calcutta India

1942 – Natl Boxing Association freezes titles of those serving in armed services

1945 – UN’s Food & Agriculture Organization comes into existence

1946 – 10 Nazi leaders hanged as war criminals after Nuremberg trials

1951 – The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, is assassinated in Rawalpindi.

1956 – William J Brennan Jr becomes a Supreme Court Justice

1957 – USAF sends 2 aluminium bullets into space

1962 – Byron R White becomes a Supreme Court Justice

1962 – Cuban missile crisis began as JFK becomes aware of missiles in Cuba

1963 – 2 secret US military satellites launched from Cape Canaveral

1964 – China becomes world’s 5th nuclear power

1964 – Harold Wilson’s Labour party wins British election

1968 – During Olympics Tommie Smith & John Carlos give black power salute

 

 

 

1969 – 100-1 shot NY Mets beat Orioles 5-3 & win 66th World Series in 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1969 – Soyuz 6 returns to Earth

1969 – Met Cleon Jones awarded 1st base when shoe polish on ball proves he is hit by a pitch, he scores on a HR in World Series

1970 – Anwar Sadat elected president of Egypt, succeeding Gamal Abdel Nasser

1972 – Creedence Clearwater Revival breaks up

1973 – Israeli tanks under Gen Sharon move through Suez Canal

1973 – Kissinger & Le Duc Tho jointly awarded Nobel peace prize

1973 – Maynard Jackson elected 1st black mayor of Atlanta

1978 – Nobel prize for economy awarded to Herbert A Simon

1978 – Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected supreme pontiff-John Paul II

1982 – Mt Palomar Observatory 1st to detect Halley’s comet on 13th return

1982 – Shultz warns US will withdraw from UN if they vote to exclude Israel

1982 – USSR performs underground nuclear test

1984 – Baboon heart transplanted into a 15-day-old baby girl

1984 – Desmond Tutu, black Anglican Bishop, wins Nobel Peace Prize

1985 – Intel introduces 32-bit 80386 microcomputer chip

1985 – Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Herbert Hauptman & Jerome Karle

1986 – Armand Hammer returns to US with Jewish refusenik David Goldfarb

1986 – US government closes down due to budget problems

1987 – 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England

1987 – 338,500,000 shares traded on NY stock exchange (record)

 

 

 

 

1987 – Jessica McClure rescued 58 hrs after falling 22′ into a well shaft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1987 – Great Storm of 1987: hurricane force winds to hit much of the South of England killing 23 people.

1988 – Orel Hirsheiser, 1st to pitch shutout in playoff & World Series

1990 – US forces reach 200,000 in Persian Gulf
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1992 – 1964 “Gilligan’s Island” TV pilot 1st shown on TV (TBS)

1993 – IRA bomb attack on fish & chips restaurant in Belfast, 10 killed

1995 – Million Man March held in Wash DC (over 800,000 black men attend)

1996 – Eighty-four people are killed and more than 180 injured as 47,000 football fans attempt to squeeze into the 36,000-seatEstadio Mateo Flores in Guatemala City.

1998 – Former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a warrant from Spain requesting his extradition on murder charges.

2002 – Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, a commemoration of the Library of Alexandria that was lost in antiquity, is officially inaugurated.

 

 

 

 

Births

1396 – William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English soldier (d. 1450)

1430 – King James II of Scotland (d. 1460)

1535 – Niwa Nagahide, Japanese warlord (d. 1585)

1663 – Prince Eugene of Savoy, French-born Austrian general (d. 1736)

1708 – Albrecht von Haller, Switz, experimental physiology (Acad of Science)

1710 – Andreas Hadik, Austro-Hungarian general (d. 1790)

1714 – Giovanni Arduino, Italian geologist (d. 1795)

1726 – Daniel Chodowiecki, Polish painter (d. 1801)

 

 

 

 

1758 – Noah WebsterWest HartfordConnecticut,lexicographer (Webster’s Dictionary), (d. 1843)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1795 – William Buell Sprague, American clergyman and author (d. 1876)

1815 – Francis Lubbock, Governor of Texas (d. 1905)

1816 – William Preston, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1887

1825 – Thomas Turpin Crittenden, Brig Genl (Union volunteers), died in 1905

1830 – Ferdinand van der Haeghen, Flemish librarian/bibliography

1832 – George Crockett Strong, Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1863

1841 – Prince Hirobumi Ito, Japanese governor of Korea (d. 1909)

1849 – Arnold Krug, composer

1854 – Oscar Wilde, [Fingal O'Flahertie Wills], Dublin, (Pic of Dorian Gray), (d. 1900)

1863 – Austen Chamberlain, British Foreign Secretary (Nobel 1925)

1868 – Franz X Ritter von Epp, German general (China)

1884 – Rembrandt Bugatti, Italian sculptor (d. 1916)

1886 – David Ben-Gurion, Plonsk Poland, 1st PM of Israel (1948-53, 55)

1888 – Eugene O’Neill, NYC, dramatist (Desire Under the Elms-Nobel 1936)

1890 – Paul Strand, NYC, photographer (Native Land-1942)

1897 – Louis de Cazenave, France’s oldest living man

1898 – William O Douglas, Maine, 81st Supreme Court justice (1939-75)

1900 – [Leon] Goose Goslin, baseball hall of famer (AL bat champ 1928)

1900 – Edward Ardizzone, artist and illustrator (d. 1979)

1903 – Cecile de Brunhoff, French storyteller (d. 2003)

1905 – Wild Bill Elliott, Pattonsburg MO, actor (Beyond the Sacramento)

1925 – Angela Lansbury, London England, actress (Jessica-Murder She Wrote)

1927 – Günter Grass, German writer, Nobel Prize laureate

1928 – Mary Daly, American feminist

1931 – Charles W Colson, Boston Massachusetts, presidential adviser (Watergate figure), (d. 2012)

1936 – Andrei Chikatilo, Russian serial killer (d. 1994)

1937 – Emile Ford, rocker

1937 – Tom Monaghan, founder of Dominos pizza

1938 – Nico (born Christa Päffgen; singer-songwriter, fashion model, actress) (d. 1988)

1940 – Barry Corbin, actor (Maurice-Northern Exposure)

1940 – Dave DeBusschere, Detroit, NBA foward (NY Knick)/last ABA commissioner

1941 – Tim McCarver, baseball catcher (Phils, Mets)/sportscaster (ABC, CBS)

1946 – Suzanne Somers, San Bruno California, actress (3’s Company, Step by Step)

 

 

 

1947 – Bob WeirSF Californiaguitarist (Grateful Dead-Uncle John’s Band)

 

 

Masterpiece with Jerry Garcia

Hell In A Bucket with Bruce Hornsby

The Wheel/I Need A Miracle/Uncle John’s Band/Drums/Gimme Some Lovin

 

 

 

 

 

1947 – David ZuckerMilwaukee WIdirector (AirplaneNaked GunTop Secret)

 

 

Albright Ad

Airplane Classic Scenes

 

 

 

 

1953 – Susan Pedersen, US, 4 X 100m medley swimmer (Olympic-gold-1968)

1956 – James H Newman, Trust Territory of Pacific, PhD/Astronaut (STS 51, 69)

1959 – Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)

1962 – Flea, [Michael Balzary], bassist (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

1962 – Manute Bol, NBA center (Golden State Warriors)

1962 – Tamara McKinney, Lexington KY, slalom skier (Olympic-4th-1984)

1969 – Darren McKenzie-Potter, Auckland NZ, cyclist (Olympics-96)

1969 – Wendy Wilson, Los Angeles Ca, rock vocalist (Wilson Phillips-Hold On)

1969 – Roy Hargrove, American jazz trumpeter

1970 – Kazuyuki Fujita, Japanese professional wrestler and mixed martial arts fighter

1972 – Darren Balmforth, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

1977 – John Mayer, American musician

1978 – Abel Talamantez, Texas, singer (Menudo-Cannonball)

1984 – Shayne Ward, UK singer, winner of The X Factor, series 2005

1985 – Casey Stoner, Australian motorcycle racer and 2007 MotoGP World Champion

 

 

 

 

 

Deaths 

775 – Mansur, kalief of Abbasiden, dies

1323 – Amadeus V the Great, count of Flanders/Savoy, dies at 74

1355 – Louis, King of Sicily, felled by the Black Death

1473 – Reinoud II van Brederode, viscount of Utrecht, dies

1555 – Hugh Latimer, royal chaplain of Anna Boley, burned at stake at 80

1555 – Nicholas Ridley, English theologist/bishop of Rochester, burned

1655 – Joseph Solomon Delmedigo, Italian physician, mathematician, and music theorist (b. 1591)

1680 – Raimondo Montecuccoli, Italian-Austrian general (b. 1608 or 1609)

1755 – Saint Gerard Majella, Catholic saint (b. 1725)

1781 – Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, British naval officer (b. 1705)

 

 

 

 

 

1793 – Marie Antoinettequeen of Francebeheaded at 37

 

 

 

 

 

 

1793 – John Hunter, eminent doctor and philosopher (b. 1728

1849 – George Washington Williams, 1st major black historian, dies

1862 – George Burgwyn Anderson, US Confederate brig-general, dies at 31

1865 – Andrés Bello, Venezuelan poet, lawmaker, philosopher, and sociologist (b. 1781)

1891 – Sarah Winnemucca, indian scout, dies

1942 – 12, Dutch Communist Party-resistance fighter/3 NVV-hostages, executed

1946 – Alfred G Jodl, Col-Gen/German staff chief weather authority, hanged
1946 – Alfred Rosenberg, German war criminal, hanged
1946 – Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian chancellor (1930s), hanged at 54
1946 – Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Austrian Nazi (SS), hanged
1946 – Fritz Sauckel, German war criminal, hanged
1946 – Hans Franc, German war criminal, hanged
1946 – Joachim von Ribbentrop, German war criminal, hanged
1946 – Wilhelm Frick, German war criminal, hanged
1946 – Wilhelm Keitel, German fieldmarshal, hanged
1946 – Hermann Wilhelm Goering, German SA-leader, commits suicide at 53

1951 – Liaquat Ali Khan, PM of Pakistan (1947-51), assassinated by Said Akbar

 

 

 

 

1959 – George C MarshallUS army generaldies at 78

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1972 – Leo G Carroll, actor (Topper, Man From Uncle), dies at 80

1973 – Gene Krupa, US swing drummer (Sing Sing Sing), dies at 64

1981 – Moshe Dayan, Israel’s general/minister of Defense, dies at 66

 

 

 

 

1981 – William Holdenactor (Casino Royale), dies at 63

 

 

The Wild Bunch Finale

William Holden roasts Senator Barry Goldwater

Horse Soldiers

 

 

1983 – George Liberace, violinist (Liberace Show), dies at 72

1983 – Kelso, American racehorse (b. 1957)

1990 – Art Blakey, jazz drummer (Jazz Messengers), dies of cancer at 71

1990 – Jorge Bolet, Cuban-American classical pianist (b. 1914)

 

 

 

1991 – Tennessee Ernie Fordcountry singer (16 Tons), dies at 72

 

 

16 Tons                                                                 Goober Peas

Peace In The Valley                                        Bonnie Blue Flag

What A Friend We Have With Odetta

The Southern Wagon

 

 

 

 

1992 – Shirley Booth, actress (Hazel), dies of natural causes at 94

1993 – John Bowles, president (Rexall Drugs), dies at 76

1997 – James Michener, American writer (b. 1907)

1998 – Jon Postel, American Internet pioneer (b. 1943)

 

 

 

1999 – Jean ShepherdAmerican writer and actor (b. 1921)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000 – Mel Carnahan, American politician (b. 1934)

2004 – Pierre Salinger, John F. Kennedy’s White House Press Secretary (b. 1925)

2007 – Deborah Kerr, Scottish actress (b. 1921)

2007 – Barbara West, Second to last living Titanic survivor.

2010 – Barbara Billingsley, American actress (b. 1915)

 

 

 

 

2011 – Dan WheldonEnglish auto racer (b. 1978)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

533 – Byzantine general Belisarius makes his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the Vandals.

1501 – English crown prince Arthur marries Catharina of Aragon

1520 – King Henry VIII of England orders bowling lanes at Whitehall

1522 – Emperor Karel I names Hernan Cortes governor of Mexico

1552 – Khanate of Kazan is conquered by troops of Ivan Grozny.

1598 – Spanish general strategist Bernardino de Mendoza occupies fort Rhine

1655 – Jews of Lublin are massacred

1660 – Asser Levy granted butchers license (kosher meat) in New Amsterdam

1705 – English fleet under Lord Peterborough occupies Barcelona

1756 – Saxon army surrenders to Prussia

1764 – Edward Gibbon observes a group of friars singing in the ruined Temple of Jupiter in Rome, which inspires him to begin work on The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

1786 – Earliest 32°F (0°C) recorded temp in NYC

1789 – 1st presidential tour-George Washington in New England

 

 

 

 

1815 – Napoleon Bonaparte exiled on Island of St Helena at 51

 

 

 

 

 

1846 – Dr William Thomas Green Morton 1st public use of ether

1866 – Great fire in Quebec destroys 2,500 houses

1874 – Child labor law takes 12 year olds out of work force

 

 

 

1878 – Edison Electric Light Company incorporated(see Uncurrent Events 10/06)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1880 – Mexican soldiers kill Victorio, one of the greatest Apache military strategists.

1881 – 1st American fishing magazine, American Angler published

1883 – Supreme Court declares Civil Rights Act of 1875 unconstitutional

 

 

 

1894 – Capt Alfred Dreyfus arrested accused of espionage(see Uncurrent Events 10/09)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1897 – Aaron/Samuel Bloch carry 1st Mail Pouch

1914 – ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers) founded

1914 – Battle of Warsaw, begins (ends Oct 21)

1917 – World War I: At Vincennes outside of Paris, Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for Germany.

1918 – British Q-ship Cymric sinks British submarine J6

1919 – 14 horses begin 300-mile race from Vt to Mass for $1000 prize money

1924 – Pres Calvin Coolidge declares Statue of Liberty a national monument

 

 

 

1928 – German dirigible “Graf Zeppelin” lands in Lakehurst, NJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

1937 – Ernest Hemingway novel “To Have & Have Not” published

1939 – LaGuardia Airport opens in NYC

1940 – “The Great Dictator”, a satiric social commentary film by and starring Charlie Chaplin, is released.

 

 

 

1951 – “I Love Lucy” debuts on CBS TV (See Also “Happy Birthday Lucille Ball”)

 

 

Vitameatavegamin

Famous Chocolate Scene

Lucy Tries To Speak Spanish

Ballet Lesson

 

 

 

 

1951 – Mexican chemist Luis E. Miramontes synthesized the first oral contraceptive

1954 – Hurricane Hazel strikes US & Canada, 348 die

1956 – William J Brennan Jr appointed to Supreme Court

1956 – Yankees Enos Slaughter scores from 1st on a single in World Series

1962 – Byron R White appointed to Supreme Court

1964 – Craig Breedlove sets auto speed record of 846.97 kph

 

 

 

 

1964 – Dr Martin Luther King Jr awarded Nobel Peace Prize

 


 

 

 

 

1966 – Australia bans Troggs’ “I Can’t Control Myself,” as “terribly obscene”

1966 – LBJ signs a bill creating Dept of Transportation (DOT)

1966 – Black Panther Party was created by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale.

1969 – NY Met Ron Swoboda’s spectacular diving catch of sinking liner with runners at 1st & 3rd in 9th, Mets win in 10th in World Series game

1970 – Anwar Sadat elected president of Egypt

1970 – Russian passenger flight hijacked to Turkey

1971 – The start of the 2500-year celebration of Iran, celebrating the birth of Persia.

1974 – National Guard mobilizes to restore order in Boston school busing

1974 – Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Paul J Flory (macro molecules)

1977 – Arkansas’ Steve Little kicks a record tying 67 yard field goal

1979 – Military coup in El Salvador: president/general Carlos Romero flees

1979 – NY Knicks retire 2nd number, # 10, Walt Frazier

1980 – Nobel prize for economy awarded to Lawrence R Klein

1983 – US Marine sharpshooters kill 5 snipers at Beirut Intl Airport

1984 – Central Intelligence Agency’s Information Act passes

1985 – Nobel prize for economics awarded to Franco Modigliani

1985 – Shuttle Columbia carries Spacelab into orbit

1985 – Shelley Taylor of Australia makes fastest swim ever around Manhattan Island, doing it in 6 hours 12 minutes 29 seconds

1986 – Longest post season game, Mets beat Astros 7-6 in 16 & win NL pennant

1987 – Coup in Burkina Faso, president Sankara dies

1988 – NCAA record rushing yardage (768 yards-Oklahoma)

1989 – Billy Graham is given 1,900th star on Hollywood Blvd

1990 – Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev wins Nobel Peace Prize

1991 – Clarence Thomas is confirmed as Supreme Court Justice (52-48)

1992 – Charles Taylor launches an offensive against Monrovia Liberia

1993 – Amstel brewery on Curacao produces 1,000,000,000th bottle

1993 – Nelson Mandela & South Africa president F W de Klerk awarded Nobel Peace Prize

1997 – US launches nuclear powered Cassini to Saturn

2001 – NASA’s Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles of Jupiter’s moon Io.

2003 – China launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission.

2003 – The Staten Island Ferry boat Andrew J. Barberi collides with a pier at the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, killing 11 people and injuring 43.

2005 – Iraqi constitution ratification vote

2005 – Riot in Toledo, Ohio breaks out during a National Socialist/Neo-Nazi protest; over 100 are arrested.

2011 – Global protests break out in 951 cities in 82 countries.

2011 – Legoland Florida in Winter Haven, Florida Opens. This is the world’s largest Legoland theme park

 

 

 

 

Births

70 BC – Virgil,  Cisalpine Gaul, Roman Republic, Roman poet (Aeneid), (d. 19 BC) (see Uncurrent Events 9/21)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1471 – Konrad Mutian, German humanist (d. 1526)

1542 – Djalalud-Din Mohammed Akbar, emperor of India (1556-1605)

1608 – Evangelista Torricelli, Italian physicist (d. 1647)

1701 – Marie-Marguerite d’Youville, first native Canadian canonized (d. 1771)

1795 – Frederik Willem IV, king of Prussia (1840-61)/Germany (1849-61)

1816 – Amiel Weeks Whipple, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1863

 

 

 

 

1818 – Irvin McDowellMajor General (Union volunteers), died in 1885

 

 

 

 

 

1829 – Asaph Hall, discovered satellites of Mars (Phobos & Deimos)

1832 – Henry Harrison Walker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1912

1836 – Thomas Lafayette Rosser, Mjr General (Confederate Army), died in 1910

1844 – Friedrich Nietzsche, Röcken bei Lützen, Prussia, German philosopher (Beyond Good and Evil), (d. 1900)

1856 – R G Nivelle, French military man

1858 – John L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ (1882-92)

 

 

 

1881 – P G WodehouseBritish-American writer (Stiff Upper Lip Jeeves)

 

 

 

 

 

1884 – Arch Hoxsey, pioneer aviator (d. 1910)

1900 – Mervyn LeRoy, movie producer (Devil at 4 O’Clock)

1904 – Julian Hodge, British financier/multi-millionaire (Hodge Group)

1905 – C. P. Snow, British writer (d. 1980)

1908 – John Kenneth Galbraith, economist (Affluent Society-58 Hillman Award)

1915 – Yitzhak Shamir, Israeli politician (Prime Minister 1983–84, 1986–1992, (d. 2012)

1917 – Arthur Schlesinger Jr, Ohio, historian (1946 Pulitzer-Age of Jackson)

1919 – Edwin C Tubb, Brits sci-fi writer (Earth is Heaven, Earthfall)

1919 – Howard Frank Trayton Smith, diplomat/head (MI5)

1919 – Malcolm Ross, American balloonist and atmospheric physicist (d. 1985)

1920 – Mario Puzo, NYC, novelist (Godfather, Cotton Club, Earthquake), (d. 1999)

1924 – Lee A Iacocca, CEO (Chrysler Corp)

1924 – Nigel Green, South Africa, actor (Skull, Tobruk, Ipcress File)

1926 – Evan Hunter, [Ed McBain], American writer (Blackboard Jungle)

1926 – Jean Peters, Canton OH, actress (Viva Zapata!, Apache, Deep Waters)

1926 – Michel Foucault, French philosopher (History of Sexuality)

1930 – Fereydun M. Esfandiary, Iranian philosopher (d. 2000)

1934 – N. Ramani, Indian flutist

1935 – Bobby Joe Morrow, Brownsville TX, sprinter (Olympic-3 gold-1956)

1937 – Barry McGuire, Oklahoma City, singer (Eve of Destruction)

1937 – Linda Lavin, Portland Maine, actress (Alice, Barney Miller)

1939 – Carmelo Bossi, Italy, light middleweight boxer (Olympic-silver-1960)

1940 – Peter Doherty, Australian immunologist, Nobel laureate

1942 – Penny Marshall, Bronx NY, actress (Odd Couple, Laverne & Shirley)

1944 – Haim Saban, Egyptian-born American media proprietor

1945 – Jim Palmer, NYC, Oriole pitcher/sportscaster/jockey underwear salesman

1946 – Richard Carpenter, New Haven Ct, vocalist (Carpenters-Close to You)

1946 – Victor Banerjee, Calcutta India, actor (A Passage to India)

1948 – Aleksandr S Puchkov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut

1953 – Larry Miller, NYC, comedian/actor (Larry-Pursuit Of Happiness)

1953 – [Toriano] Tito Jackson, singer (Jackson 5-ABC, Never Can Say Goodbye)

1953 – Betsy Clifford, Canadian alpine skier

1955 – Tanya Roberts, [Leigh], Bronx NY, actress (Charlie’s Angels, Sheena)

1957 – Mira Nair, Indian director

1959 – Sarah Magaret Fergusson, [Fergie], London England, Duchess of York

 

 

 

 

1959 – Emeril LagasseAmerican chef

 

 

 

 

 

 

1959 – Todd Solondz, American film director

1962 – Susan DeMattei, SF California, cyclist (Olympics-bronze-96)

1963 – Angela Rock, Lakewood CA, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-1992)

1964 – Roberto Vittori, Italian astronaut

1968 – Meredith Rainey, Brooklyn NY, 800m runner

1970 – Eric Benét, American singer

1971 – Bernardo Harris, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)

1971 – Roland McGhee, Flint Michigan, long jumper

1973 – Susannah Kate Pryde, Auckland NZ, road race cyclist (Olympics-96)

1975 – Ginuwine, American singer

1977 – Masato Kawabata, Japanese racing driver

1981 – Radoslav Židek, Slovak snowboarder

1981 – Keyshia Cole, African American R&B singer

1981 – Elena Dementieva, Russian tennis player

1985 – Marcos Martinez Ucha, Spanish racing driver

 

 

 

Deaths

412 – Theophilus, Patriarch of Alexandria

898 – Lambert, Holy Roman Emperor

912 – Abdullah ibn Muhammad, Emir of Córdoba

1002 – Otto-Henry, Duke of Burgundy (b. 946)

1080 – Rudolf von Schwaben, German anti-King, dies

1268 – Dirk II, mister of Valkenburg, dies

1271 – Hostiensis, [Henricus the Segusia], cardinal/bishop of Ostia, dies

1389 – Urbanus VI, [Bartolomeo Prignano], Italian pope (1378-89), dies

1512 – Antoon Keldermans, Flem builder (Middelburg town hall), dies at 72

1524 – Joachim Patinir, Flemish landscape painter, dies at about 45

1730 – Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, French explorer (b. 1658)

1788 – Samuel Greig, Scottish-Russian admiral (b. 1735)

 

 

 

1817 – Tadeusz AB KosciuskoPolish Lt-general/freedom fighterdies

 

 

 

 

 

 

1819 – Sergey Vyazmitinov, Russian general and statesman (b. 1744)

1820 – Karl Philipp Fürst zu Schwarzenberg, Austrian field marshal (b. 1771)

1910 – Stanley “Midnight Assassin” Ketchel, heavy weight boxing champ, shot & killed

 

 

 

1917 – Mata HariDutch dancer/German spyexecuted by firing squad in Paris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1918 – Sai Baba of Shirdi, Indian saint (b. circa 1838)

1930 – Herbert Henry Dow, American chemical industrialist (b. 1866)

1944 – Philip Mechanicus, journalist, executed in Auschwitz-Birkenau

1946 – Hermann Goering, Nazi Reichmarshal, poisons himself in prison

1958 – John Hamilton, actor (Perry White-Superman), dies at 61

 

 

 

1964 – Cole Portercomposer (Still of the Night), dies at 73

 

Let’s Do It with Ella Fitzgerald

You’re The Top

Anything Goes

 

 

 

 

1971 – Sylvester Magee, last living American slave and oldest person who ever lived, dies at 130

1976 – Carlo Gambino, US gangster, dies at 74

1980 – Mikhail Lavrentyev, Russian physicist and mathematician (b. 1900)

 

 

 

1981 – Frank DeKovaactor (Chief Wild Eagle-F Troop), dies

 

“F Troop” Bloopers

“It Is Balloon!”

 

 

 

 

1981 – Justin Jud Strunk Jr, comedian (Laugh In), dies at 48

1981 – Philip Fotheringham-Parker, British racing driver (b. 1907)

1991 – Hotze de Roos, carpenter/kid book writer (Chameleon series), dies

1994 – Hannes Wustinger, Austrian race car driver, dies at 29

2000 – Konrad Emil Bloch, German-born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1912)

2003 – Bertram N. Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

2008 – Edie Adams, American singer and Broadway actress (b. 1927)

2010 – Richard C. Miller, American photographer (b. 1912)

2010 – Mildred Fay Jefferson, American physician and pro-life activist (b. 1926)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

530 – Discorus ends his reign as Catholic anti-Pope

 

 

 

1066 – Battle of Hastingsin which William the Conqueror wins England

 

 

 

 

 

 

1322 – Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Bylandforcing Edward to accept Scotland’s independence

 

 

 

 

 

 

1492 – Columbus leaves San Salvador; arrives in Santa Maria of Concepcion

1586 – Mary Queen of Scots goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth

1758 – Battle at Hochkirk, Saksen: Austrian army beats Prussia

1773 – American Revolutionary War: The United Kingdom’s East India Company tea ships’ cargo are burned at Annapolis, Maryland.

1774 – 1st Continental Congress is 1st to declare colonial rights (Phila)

1774 – 1st American colonial decl of rights with sinking of Peggy Stewart

1805 – Battle of Elchingen, France defeats Austria

1806 – Battle of Auerstadt-French beat Prussians

1834 – In Philadelphia, Whigs and Democrats stage a gun, stone and brick battle for control of a Moyamensing Township election, resulting in one death, several injuries, and the burning down of a block of buildings.

1843 – British arrest Irish nationalist Daniel O’Connell for conspiracy

 

 

 

1863 – Battle at Bristoe Station Virginia (about 2000 casualties)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1865 – Cheyennes & Arapaho’s sign “peaces treaty” then chased out Colorado

1867 – 15th & last Tokugawa Shogun resigns in Japan

1884 – George Eastman patents paper-strip photographic film

1899 – Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill departs to South Africa

1912 – Bull Moose Teddy Roosevelt shot while campaigning in Milwaukee

1913 – Senghenydd Colliery Disaster, the United Kingdom’s worst coal mining accident, which claimed 439 lives.

1916 – Sophomore tackle and guard Paul Robeson is excluded from the Rutgers football team when Washington and Lee University refused to play against a black person.

1922 – 1st Thom McAn shoe store opens, on Third Avenue NYC

1922 – 1st automated telephones-Pennsylvania exchange in NYC

1926 – Alan Alexander Milne’s book “Winnie-the-Pooh” released

1930 – Ethel Mermans debuts on Broadway in “Girl Crazy”

1939 – BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated) formed

 

 

 

1939 – German U-47 sinks British battleship HMS Royal Oak833 killed

 

 

 

 

 

 

1941 – 1st mass deportation of Kowno, Lodz, Minsk & Riga

 

 

 

1943 – 400 Jews escape in uprising at Sobibor extermination Camp in Poland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1943 – Outbreak attempt in Sobibor Concentration Camp

1943 – US 8th Air Force loses 60 B-17 during assault on Schweinfurt

 

 

 

1947 – Chuck Yeager in Bell XS-1 makes 1st supersonic flight (Mach 1.015)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1948 – Large scale fighting between Israel & Egypt

1949 – 14 US Communist Party leaders convicted of sedition

1949 – Ezzard Charles TKOs Pat Valentino in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1950 – Rev Sun Young Moon liberated from Hung Nam prison

1951 – Det Lion Jack Christiansen returns 2 punts for touchdowns vs LA Rams

1954 – Israeli act of revenge in Qibiya Jordan, kills 53

1957 – Everly Brothers’ “Wake Up Little Susie” reaches #1

1958 – The District of Columbia Bar Association votes to accept black Americans as members.

 

 

 

1962 – US U-2 espionage planes locate missile launchers in Cuba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1964 – Martin Luther King Jr wins Nobel Peace Prize

1964 – Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit HRs runs on back-to-back pitches

1964 – Leonid Brezhnev & Alexei Kosygin replace Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev

1965 – Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 80 km

1968 – 1st live telecast from a manned US spacecraft (Apollo 7)

1968 – Gruener & Watson (US) set scuba depth record (133 m) in Bahamas

1969 – Palme government forms in Sweden

1971 – 2 killed in Memphis racial disturbances

1971 – John & Yoko appear on “Dick Cavett Show”

1975 – Pres Ford escapes injury when his limousine is struck broadside

 

 

 

1976 – Nobel prize for economics awarded to Milton Friedman

 

 

 

 

 

 

1976 – Soyuz 23 carries 2 to Salyut 6, but returns without docking

1978 – 1st TV movie from a TV series-“Rescue from Gilligan’s Island”

1979 – 100,000 demonstrate in Bonn against nuclear energy

1980 – Bob Marley’s last concert

1982 – 6,000 Unification church couples wed in Korea

1982 – Pres Reagan proclaims war against drugs

1983 – Grenada leftist coup under vice-premier Coard

1983 – US Marine peacekeeper Sgt Allen Soifert killed by sniper in Beirut

1986 – Concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel wins Nobel Peace Prize

1986 – IOC decides to stagger Winter & Summer Olympic schedule

1987 – In Midland, Tx 1½-year-old Jessica McClure falls 22′ (7m) down a well

1989 – Texas A&I, Johnny Bailey sets NCAA season rush record at 6,085 yards

 

 

 

1991 – Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins Nobel Peace Prize

 

 

 

 

 

 

1994 – Nobel Prize awarded to Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin & Shimon Peres

1994 – Space probe Magellan burns up in atmosphere of Venus

1996 – Dow Jones closes over 6,000 for 1st time (6,010)

1998 – Eric Robert Rudolph is charged with 6 bombings including the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

 

 

Births

1257 – King Przemysl II of Poland (d. 1296)

1404 – Marie of Anjou, queen of France (d. 1463)

1493 – Shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord (d. 1568)

1542 – Abul-Fath Djalal-ud-Din, 3rd Mogol emperor of India (1556-1605)

1630 – Sophia of Hanover, Princess Palatine and Electress of Saxony (d. 1714)

1633 – James II Stuart, king of England/Scotland (James VII) (1685-88)

 

 

 

1644 – William PennEnglish PhilosopherQuaker and founder of Pennsylvania (d. 1718)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1687 – Robert Simson, Scotland, mathematician

1712 – George Grenville, British PM (1763-65)

1733 – François Sebastien Charles Joseph de Croix, Count of Clerfayt, Austrian field marshal (d. 1798)

 

 

 

1734 – Francis Lightfoot LeeUS farmer/signer (Decl of Independence)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1801 – Joseph AF Plateau, Belgium, physicist (blinded-stared at Sun 25 secs)

1827 – James Sidney Robinson, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1892

1857 – Elwood Haynes, auto pioneer, built one of 1st US autos

1873 – Ray Ewry, Lafayette Ind, jumper (Olympics-10 gold-1900, 04, 06, 08)

 

 

 

1890 – Dwight D EisenhowerDenison Tx, (R34th Pres (1953-1961)/Gen (WW 2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1894 – e. e. cummings, Cambridge Mass, poet (Tulips & Chimneys)

1896 – Lillian Gish, silent film/stage actress (Birth of a Nation)

1899 – Alan Washbond, US, 2-man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1932)

 

 

 

1906 – Hannah ArendtGermanyhistorian (Origins of Totalitarianism)

 

 

 

 

 

1909 – Bernd Rosemeyer, German auto racer (Indy 500)

1910 – John Wooden, basketball coach (UCLA-10 national championships)

1911 – Le Duc Tho, North Vietnamese representive at Paris peace talk

1914 – Brendan Gill, critic

1914 – Dick Durrance, American skier (d. 2004)

1916 – C Everett Koop, surgeon general (1981-89)

1919 – Edward L Feightner, US rear-admiral (WW II-Santa Cruz Islands)

1924 – Robert Webber, Santa Ana California, actor (79 Park Avenue)

1925 – Louis Cohen, physicist

1925 – Phillip Tobias, Durban, Natal, South Africa, palaeoanthropologist and 3 x Nobel Prize nominee(hominid fossil sites), (d. 2012)

1927 – Roger Moore, London England, actor (Alaskans, Maverick, Saint)

1928 – Gary Graffman, NYC, pianist (Leventritt Award)

1928 – Frank E. Resnik, American business executive (d. 1995)

1930 – Robert Parker, US saxophonist/soul singer (Barefootin’)

1938 – John Dean III, former White House counsel (Watergate figure)

1939 – Ralph Lauren, Bronx, New York, fashion designer (Chaps, Polo Ralph Lauren)

1940 – Cliff Richards, [Harry Webb], Lucknow India, rock voclist (Suddenly)

1941 – Art Shamsky, American baseball player

1942 – Billy Harrison, Belfast Ireland, rock guitarist (Them)

1943 – Lance Rentzel, NFL receiver (Minn, LA)/ex-husband of Joey Heatherton

1944 – Udo Kier, Germany, actress (Warhol Dracula, Warhol Frankenstein)

1945 – Colin Hodgkinson, English musician (Whitesnake)

 

 

 

1946 – Justin HaywardEnglandvocalist (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin)

 

Question

Never Comes the Day

Lovely To See You

Ride My See-saw

 

 

 

 

 

1946 – Craig Venter, American biologist

1946 – Dan McCafferty, Scottish musician (Nazareth)

1947 – Charlie Joiner, Many La, NFL receiver (Houston, Cincinnati, San Diego)

1947 – Al Atkins, English musician (Judas Priest)

1948 – Engin Arık, Turkish nuclear physicist (d. 2007)

1949 – Katha Pollitt, American writer

1950 – Sheila Young Ochowicz, Birmingham Mich, speed skater (Oly-gold/sil-76)

1952 – Harry Anderson, Newport RI, actor (Judge Harry Stone-Night Court)

1952 – Nikolai Adrianov, USSR, gymnast (Olympic-4 gold/2 silver/bronze-1976)

1953 – Olga Nikolayevna Klyushnikova, Russia, cosmonaut

1956 – Beth Daniel, Charleston SC, LPGA golfer (1990 Kemper Open)

1958 – Thomas Dolby, Cairo Egypt, rock vocalist (She Blinded Me With Science)

1961 – Isaac Mizrahi American fashion designer

1965 – Jüri Jaanson, Estonian rower

1970 – Nina Kemppel, Anchorage Alaska, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)

1975 – Floyd Landis, American cyclist

1979 – Stacy Keibler, American actress / ex-professional wrestler

 

 

 

Deaths

530 – Dioscurus, anti-Pope (530), dies

1066 – Harold II, King of England (1066), dies

1092 – Aboe Ali Hasan ibn Nizam al-Moelk, writer (Sijasetname), assassinated

1256 – Kujo Yoritsugu, Japanese shogun (b. 1239)

1318 – Edward Bruce, High King of Ireland

1536 – Garcilaso de la Vega, Spanish poet/diplomat, dies in battle

1552 – Oswald Myconius, Swiss Protestant reformer (b. 1488)

1565 – Thomas Chaloner, English statesman and poet (b. 1521)

1610 – Amago Yoshihisa, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1540)

1660 – Francesco Albana, Italian painter (Hemelopneming of Maria), dies at 72

1660 – Thomas Harrison, English Puritan soldier (b. 1606)

1758 – Francis Edward James Keith, Scottish soldier and Prussian field marshal (b. 1696)

1790 – William Hooper, US attorney/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 48

1831 – Jean-Louis Pons, French astronomer (b. 1761)

1880 – Victorio, Apache chief/murderer, killed by Mexican army

1893 – Conradus Leemans, Dutch archaeologist, dies at 84

1911 – John Marshall Harlan, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1833)

1919 – Wilhelm von Siemens, German industrial/son of Werner, dies

1944 – Erwin Rommel, German fieldmarshal (WW II-Africa), suicide at 52

1958 – Douglas Mawson, Australian Antarctic explorer (b. 1882)

 

 

 

1959 – Errol FlynnUS actor (Captain Blood), dies of heart attack at 50

 

Adventures of Errol Flynn

Robin Hood

Captain Blood

The Charge of The Light Brigade

 

 

 

 

 

1960 – Abram F Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal), dies

 

 

 

1977 – Bing Crosbysinger/actor (Going My Way), dies of a heart attack at 74

 

 

Moonlight Becomes You

Swinging on a Star

Danny Boy

 

 

 

 

 

1984 – Martin Ryle, English radio astronomer, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics (b. 1918)

 

 

 

1986 – [Francis XAKeenan WynnUS actor (Dr Strangelove), dies at 70

 

 

 

 

 

 

1990 – Leonard Bernsteincomposerdies of heart attack at 72

 

 

 

 

 

 

1993 – Walter Brown Newman, US screenwriter (Cat Ballou), dies at 77

1997 – Harold Robbins, salacious novelist, dies at 81

1998 – Cleveland Amory, American writer and animal rights activist (b. 1917)

2003 – Patrick Dalzel-Job, English soldier and inspiration for James Bond (b. 1913)

2006 – Freddy Fender, American musician (b. 1937)

2006 – Maurice Grosse, British paranormal investigator (b. 1919)

2006 – Nancy Lynn, American aviator (b. 1956)

2009 – Captain Lou Albano. American Professional Wrestler and Manager. (b. 1933)

2010 – Benoît Mandelbrot, Polish-born American mathematician (b. 1924)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

54 – Nero ascends to the Roman throne

409 – Vandals and Alans crossed the Pyrenees and appeared in Hispania.

1213 – Battle at Steppes-Bishop Pierrepont & Louis II beat Henry I of Brabant

1282 – Nichiren Daishonin, founder of the Nichiren School of Buddhism, dies. His ashes are interred at Taisekiji Temple.

1307 – French king Philip IV convicts templars because of heresy

1492 – English admiral Poynings fleet occupies Lock

1501 – Maximilian of Austria & Louis XII sign Treaty of Trente

1534 – Alessandro Farnese elected as Pope Paul III

1629 – Dutch West Indies Co grants religious freedom in West Indies

1710 – English troops occupy Acadia (Nova Scotia)

1773 – The Whirlpool Galaxy was discovered by Charles Messier

1775 – Continental Congress orders construction of a naval fleet

1792 – “Old Farmer’s Almanac” is 1st published

1792 – Washington lays cornerstone of Executive Mansion (White House)

 

 

 

1812 – Battle of Queenstown HeightsBrit beats US attempt to invade Canada

 

 

 

 

 

1860 – 1st aerial photo taken in US (from a balloon), Boston

1863 – Skirmish at Blountsville, Tennessee (50 casualties)

1864 – Battle at Darbytown Road Virginia (337 casualties)

1864 – Battle of Dalton, GA – surrendered

1884 – Greenwich established as universal time meridian of longitude

1885 – The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is founded in Atlanta, Georgia.

1890 – The Delta Chi fraternity is founded by 11 law students at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

1893 – Vigilant (US) beats Valkyrie II (Engld) in 9th America’s Cup

1913 – Explosion & fire in Universal Coal Mine, South Wales

1914 – Garrett Morgan invents & patents gas mask

1923 – Angora (Ankara) becomes Turkey’s capital

1924 – Wahhabietes under Ibn Saudi take Mecca

1933 – Soccer team STEVO forms in Geesteren

1936 – Explosion caused by leaking gas rips out section 12 of Cleve Stadium

1943 – Italy declares war on former Axis partner Germany

1944 – Riga Latvia freed

1944 – US 1st army begins battle of Aachen

1947 – “Kukla, Fran & Ollie” premieres

1953 – Burglar alarm-ultrasonic or radio waves-patented-Samuel Bagno

1960 – 3rd presidential debate with Nixon in Hollywood & Kennedy in NY

1966 – 173 US airplanes bomb North-Vietnam

1966 – Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, becomes deputy director of CIA

1970 – Angela Davis arrested in NYC

1973 – Jordan enters Yom Kippur war

1973 – Teri Garr appears on Bob Newhart Show in “Emily in for Carol”

1976 – The first electron micrograph of an Ebola viral particle was obtained by Dr. F.A. Murphy, now at U.C. Davis, who was then working at the C.D.C..

1978 – James Earl Ray, assassin of Martin Luther King weds Anna Sandhu

1981 – Vice President Hosni Mubarak elected president of Egypt

1982 – IOC Executive Committee approves the reinstatement of Jim Thorpe’s s gold medals from the 1912 Olympics

1983 – Ameritech Mobile Communications (now Cingular) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago, Illinois.

 

 

 

1984 – John Henry becomes 1st thoroughbred to win $6 million

 

 

 

 

 

1987 – 1st military use of trained dolphins (US Navy in Persian Gulf)

1988 – Shroud of Turin, revered by many Christians as Christ’s burial cloth, is shown by carbon-dating tests to be a fake from the Middle Ages

1989 – Dow Jones down 190.58 points

1993 – Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Kary Mullis & Michael Smith

1993 – Nobel prize for physics awarded to Russel Hulse & Joseph Taylor

 

 

 

1993 - Captured American Pilot Mike Durant is filmed in an interview in captivity by a CNN camera crew.

 

 

 

 

 

1995 – Joseph Rotblat awarded Nobel Peace Prize

 

 

 

1997 – Andy Green’s Jet-powered car reaches record 749.69 MPH

 

 

 

 

 

1999 – The United States Senate rejects ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

2008 – HM Treasury infused £37 billion ($64 billion, 47 billion euros) of new capital-bailout into Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Lloyds TSB and HBOS Plc, to avert a financial sector collapse.

2010 – The 2010 Copiapó mining accident in Copiapó, Chile comes to an end as all 33 miners arrive at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground awaiting rescue.

 

 

 

Births

1162 – Leonora of England, Queen of Castile (d. 1214)

 

 

 

1244 – Jaques de MolayGrand Master of the Knights Templars (d. 1314)

 

 

 

 

 

1474 – Mariotto di Bigio di Bindo Albertinelli, Italian painter

 

 

 

1537 – Jane GreyQueen of England for 9 days

 

 

 

 

 

1563 – Francesco Caracciolo, Italian religious founder/saint (Caracciolini)

1696 – John Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey, English statesman and writer (d. 1743)

1713 – Allan Ramsay, Scottish painter (d. 1784)

1768 – Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin, French explorer (d. 1839)

1797 – William Motherwell, Scottish civil servant/poet

1808 – Henry Haywood Bell, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1868

1810 – James Shedden Palmer, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1867

1815 – Jules Quicherat, French historian/archaeologist

1826 – Lafayette Curry Baker, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1868

1853 – Lillie Langtry, [Jersey Lily], vaudevillian actress (Lillie)

1862 – Mary Kingsley, English writer and explorer (d. 1900)

1863 – C-E Auguste Rateau, French mining engineer (Rateau steam turbine)

1880 – Sasha Cherny, Russian poet (d. 1932)

1890 – Conrad Richter, writer (Light in the Forest)

1908 – John Grant, British rear-admiral

 

 

 

1909 – Herblock, [Herbert L Block], Roosevelt, Utah, political cartoonist(see U.E. 10/7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1910 – Art[hur] TatumUS jazz pianist/composer

 

 I Got Rhythm

Someone to Watch Over Me

Yesterdays

Art Tatum Documentary

 

 

 

 

1915 – Cornel Wilde, NYC, actor (High Sierra, 5th Musketeer)

1918 – Robert Walker, Salt Lake City Utah, actor/writer (Bataan, Mme Curie)

1920 – Nipsey Russell, Atlanta Ga, comedian (Car 54, Barefoot in the Park)

1921 – Yves Montand, France, actor/singer (Z, Napoleon, Grand Prix)

1925 – Lenny Bruce, [Leonard Schneider], comedian, arrested on obsenity

 

 

 

1925 – Margaret ThatcherGrantham England, (ToryBritish PM (1979-90)

 

 

 

 

 

1926 – Ray Brown, US, bandleader

1926 – Walter “Killer” Kowalski (wrestler) Canadian Wrestler (d. 2008)

1927 – Anita Kerr, Memphis TN, singer (Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour)

1934 – Nana Mouskouri, Crete Greece, singer (Try to Remember) [or 10/10/36]

1936 – John Menzies, Scottish publisher/banker/multi-millionaire

1939 – T. J. Cloutier, American poker player

1941 – Paul Simon, Newark NJ, singer/actor (Kodachrome, 1 Trick Pony)

1943 – Mike Barnicle, American newspaper columnist

1945 – Karen Akers, NYC, singer (On Stage at Wolf Trap)

1946 – Demond Wilson, Valdosta GA, actor (Sanford & Son, Baby I’m Back)

1947 – Sammy Hagar, Monterey CA, rock vocalist (Van Halen-Jump)

1948 – Lacy J Dalton, Bloomsburg Pa, country singer (Crazy Blue Eyes)

1949 – Craig McGregor, rocker (Foghat)

1949 – Patrick Nève, Belgian racing driver

 

 

 

1952 – Beverly Johnsonmodel/actress (Ashanti Land of No Mercy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1952 – Michael “Rich”ard Clifford, Cal, Army/Astronaut (STS 53, 59, 76)

1953 – Pat Day, American jockey

1954 – Mordechai Vanunu, Israeli nuclear technician

1954 – Claude Ribbe, French historian

1959 – Marie Osmond, Ogden Ut, singer/actress (Paper Roses, Goin’ Coconuts)

1960 – Greg Derr, Marshfield Mass, free pistol (Olympics-1996)

1960 – Joey Belladonna, Oswego NY, heavy metal vocalist (Anthrax-Protest)

1960 – Ari Fleischer, former White House press secretary

1962 – Jerry Rice, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers)

1964 – Niè Hǎishèng, Chinese astronaut

1965 – Linda Brenneman, Wheat Ridge Colo, cyclist (Olympics-11th-96)

1965 – Rob Schneider, actor (Saturday Night Live, Men Behaving Badly)

1965 – Johan Museeuw, Belgian cyclist

1967 – Javier Sotomayor, Cuban jumper (world record 1989)

1968 – David Alcoriza, Lodi California, double trap (Olympics-1996)

1968 – Tisha Campbell, Newark NJ, actress (Gina-Martin, House Party)

1968 – Carlos Marin, Spanish baritone (Il Divo)

1969 – Rhonda Mapp, WNBA center/forward (Charlotte Sting)

1970 – Serena Altschul, American reporter

1970 – Paul Potts, British Opera singer and winner of Britain’s Got Talent

 

 

 

1971 – Sacha Baron CohenHammersmithLondoncomedian/actor (Ali G, Borat)

 

 

 

 

 

1972 – Jean Foster, Columbus GA, 3×20 rifle (Olympics-1996)

1972 – Summer Sanders, California, butterfly swimmer (Olympics-gold-1992, 96)

1973 – Peter Dumbreck, Scottish race car driver

1973 – Matt Hughes, American mixed martial artist

1974 – Joseph Utsler, American rapper (Insane Clown Posse)

1980 – Ashanti, American singer

1981 – Kele Okereke, lead singer of Bloc Party

1982 – Ian Thorpe, Australian swimmer

 

 

 

Deaths

54 – ClaudiusRoman Emperordies of poison mushrooms at 63

 

 

 

 

 

1093 – Robrecht I, the Fries, Count of Flanders, dies

1282 – Nichiren Japanese founder of Nichiren Buddhism (b. 1222)

1415 – Thomas FitzAlan, 12th Earl of Arundel, English military leader (b. 1381)

1601 – Tycho Brahe, greatest naked-eye observer, dies in Prague

1652 – Abraham Verhoeven, Flemish printer/newspaper publisher, dies

1687 – Geminiano Montanari, Italian astronomer (b. 1633)

1708 – Henry van Nassau, mister of Ouwerkerk/fieldmarshal, dies at 67

1715 – Nicolas Malebranche, French philosopher (b. 1638)

 

 

 

1795 – William PrescottAmerican Revolutionary soldier, dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

1812 – Isaac BrockEnglish general (conquered Detroit), dies in battle

 

 

 

 

 

1822 – Antonio Canova, Italian sculptor, dies at 64

1882 – Arthur de Gobineau, French philosopher (b. 1816)

1890 – Samuel Freeman Miller, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1816)

1919 – Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Danish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1857)

1924 – Anatole France, [Jacques Thibault], writer (Ecrivain Francais), dies

1938 – E.C. Segar, American cartoonist (Popeye) (b. 1894)

 

 

 

1945 – Milton S. HersheyAmerican chocolate tycoon (The Hershey Chocolate Company), dies at 86

 

 

 

 

 

 

1965 – Paul H Muller, Swiss chemist (DDT-Nobel 1948), dies at 66

1968 – Bea Benaderet, actress (Petticoat Junction), dies of lung cancer at 62

1970 – Julia Culp, mezzo-soprano, dies at 90

1974 – Ed Sullivan, TV host (Ed Sullivan Show, Toast of the Town), dies at 73

1996 – Henri Nannen, journalist, dies at 82

1996 – Rene Lacoste, tennis player, dies at 92

2002 – Stephen Ambrose, American historian and biographer (b. 1936)

2003 – Bertram Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1918)

 

 

 

2007 – Bob DenardFrench mercenary (b. 1929)

 

 

 

 

 

2009 – Stephen Barnett, American legal scholar who opposed the Newspaper Preservation Act of 1970 (b. 1935)

2010 – Vernon Biever, American photographer (b. 1923)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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