Category: History


Today In The Past

 

 

Events

306 – St Marcellus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

722 – Pope Gregory II names Boniface as missionary bishop

1215 – Pope Innocent III closes 4th council of Lateranen

1406 – Angelo Correr elected Pope Gregory XII

1523 – Amsterdam bans assembly of heretics

1630 – 16,000 inhabitants of Venice died this month of plague

1648 – English army captures King Charles I

1700 – King Charles XII of Sweden defeats Russia at Narva [NS]

1700 – Turkey declares war on Russia

1731 – Beijing hit by Earthquake; about 100,000 die

1776 – Capt Cook begins 3rd & last trip to Pacific (South Sea)

1782 – Britain signs agreement recognizing US independence

1803 – Spain cedes her claims to Louisiana Territory to France

1804 – Impeachment trial of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase begins

1824 – First ground is broken at Allenburg for the building of the original Welland Canal.

1829 – First Welland Canal opens for a trial run, 5 years to the day from the ground breaking.

1838 – Mexico declares war on France

1861 – Harper’s Weekly publishes EE Beers’ “All quiet along the Potomac”

1863 – Confederate troops vacate Fort Esperanza, Texas

 

 

 

1864 – Battle of Franklin TennesseeConfederate attack fails7,700 casualties

 

 

 

 

 

1864 – Battle of Honey Hill SC (Broad River) 96 dead/665 wounded

1866 – Work begins on 1st US underwater highway tunnel, Chicago

1872 – 1st intl soccer game, Scotland-England 0-0 (Glasgow)

1886 – 1st commercially successful AC electric power plant opens, Buffalo

1886 – The Folies Bergère stages its first revue.

1900 – A German engineer patents front-wheel drive for automobiles

1902 – American Old West: Second-in-command of Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch gang, Kid Curry Logan, is sentenced to 20 years imprisonment with hard labor.

 

 

 

1922 – 1st speed test of 1st genuine Japanese aircraft carrier Hosho

 

 

 

 

 

1924 – 1st photo facsimile transmitted across Atlantic by radio (London-NYC)

1931 – His Master’s Voice & Columbia Records merge into EMI

1933 – CCC Camps are established in Cleveland Park District

 

 

 

1936 – London’s Crystal Palace (built 1851), destroyed by fire

 

 

 

 

 

1937 – 3rd Heisman Trophy Award: Clint Frank, Yale (HB)

1938 – Germany bans Jews being lawyers

1939 – 21 U boats sunk this month (52,000 ton)

1940 – 32 U boats sunk this month (147,000 ton)

1940 – Lucille Ball weds Desi Arnaz

1941 – 101 year old Nyack-Tarrytown (NY) ferry makes it’s last run

1941 – 13 U boats sunk this month (62,000 ton)

1942 – -Dec 1st: Sea battle at Tassafaronga, Guadalcanal

1942 – 109 U boats sunk this month (729,000 ton)

1942 – German scout ship Altmark explode & sinks off Yokohama

1947 – Arab terrorist campaign opens in Palestine

1947 – Day after UN decree for Israel, Jewish settlements attacked

1953 – French parachutist under Col De Castries attacks Dien Bien Phu

1954 – 1st meteorite known to strike a woman (Liz Hodges-Sylacauga Ala)

1954 – 20th Heisman Trophy Award: Alan Ameche, Wisconsin (FB)

1956 – 1st use of videotape on TV (Douglas Edwards & the News)

1956 – Floyd Patterson KOs Archie Moore in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1957 – Assassination attempt on Indonesian president Sukarno, kills 8

1958 – 1st guided missile destroyer launched, Dewey, Bath, Me

1961 – USSR vetoes Kuwaits application for UN membership

1967 – People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen declares independence from UK

1967 – People’s Rep of South Yemen (Aden) gains independence from Britain

1967 – Sen Eugene McCarthy begins run for US presidency

1971 – TV movie “Brian’s Song,” airs for 1st time on ABC-TV

1972 – BBC bans Wings “Hi, Hi, Hi”

1972 – Illegal fireworks factory explodes killing 15 (Rome Italy)

1973 – Firestone World Tournament of Champions won by Jim Godman

 

 

 

1974 – Lucy (Australopithecus) is discovered by Donald Johanson, Maurice TaiebYves Coppens and Tim White in the Middle Awash of Ethiopia’s Afar Depression.

 

 

 

 

 

1976 – 42nd Heisman Trophy Award: Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh (RB)

1979 – Ted Koppel becomes anchor of nightly news on Iranian Hostages (ABC)

1982 – STS-6 vehicle moves to launch pad

1982 – US sub Thomas Edison collides with US Navy destroyer in So China Sea

1983 – Police free kidnapped beer magnate Alfred Heineken in Amsterdam

1983 – Radio Shack announces Tandy Model 2000 computer (80186 chip)

1986 – Ivan Lendl is 1st tennis player to earn over $10 million, lifetime

1987 – Afghanistan Constitution adopted

1988 – NYC furrier sues Mike Tyson for $92,000 for non payment of purchase

1988 – Soviets stop jamming Radio Liberty; 1st time in 38 yrs

1988 – UN General Assembly (151-2) censures US for refusing PLO’s Arafat visa

1988 – Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. buys RJR Nabisco for $25.07 billion USD.

1989 – Deutsche Bank board member Alfred Herrhausen is killed by a Red Army Faction terrorist bomb.

1990 – Actor Burt Lancaster suffers a stroke

1991 – 1st world championship of women’s soccer, US defeats Norway 2-1

1991 – 93 cars & 11 truck accident near SF during a dust storm, 17 die

1991 – San Diego State’s Marshall Faulk is 1st freshman to capture national rushing & scoring titles

 

 

 

1993 – President Clinton signs Brady Gun Control Bill

 

 

 

 

 

1994 – Cruiser Achille Lauro destroyed by fire at Somalia, 4 die

1995 – Official end of Operation Desert Storm.

1998 – Deutsche Bank announces a $10 billion USD deal to buy Bankers Trust, thus creating the largest financial institution in the world.

1999 – In Seattle, Washington, United States, protests against the WTO meeting by anti-globalization protesters catch police unprepared and force the cancellation of opening ceremonies.

1999 – British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems merge to form BAE Systems, Europe’s largest defense contractor and the fourth largest aerospace firm in the world.

2004 – Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge resigns.

2004 – Longtime Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah finally loses, leaving him with $2,520,700 USD, television’s all-time biggest game show haul.

2005 – John Sentamu becomes the first African American archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York.

2007 – Hillary Clinton presidential campaign office hostage crisis: Leeland Eisenberg entered the campaign office of Hillary Clinton in Rochester, New Hampshire with a device suspected of being a bomb and held three people hostage for 5 hours.

 

 

 

Births

538 – St Gregory of ToursAuvergne, Gaulchronicler/bishop (Historia Francorum), (d. 594)(see UE 11/17 Deaths)

 

 

 

 

 

1340 – John duke of Berry, captain of Paris/art collector

1364 – John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel, English soldier (d. 1390)

1373 – Ferdinand I, the Righteous, king of Aragon/Sicily

1427 – Kazimierz IV, king of Poland (1447-92)

1466 – Andrea Doria, Genoese statesman/admiral

1485 – Veronica Gambara, Italian poetess

1498 – Andrés de Urdaneta, Spanish Augustinian friar, sail-captain and explorer (d. 1568)

1508 – Andrea Palladio, [Andrea di Pietro della Gondola], architect

1554 – Philip Sidney, England, poet/statesman/soldier (Arcadia)

1637 – Louis-Sébastien Le Nain de Tillemont, French historian (d. 1698)

 

 

 

1667 – Jonathan SwiftDublinsatirist (Gulliver’s TravelsA Modest Proposal), (d. 1745)

 

 

 

 

 

1723 – William Livingston, revolutionary Governor of New Jersey (d. 1790)

1756 – Ernst Chladni, German physicist (d. 1827)

1768 – Jędrzej Śniadecki, Polish writer, physician, chemist and biologist (d. 1838)

1781 – Alexander Berry, British adventurer (d. 1873)

 

 

 

1810 – Oliver Fisher Winchesterrifle maker (Winchester)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1817 – Theodor Mommsen, Germ, historian/author (Imperial Lives, Nobel 1902)

1826 – George Washington Deitzler, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)

1827 – Ernest H Baillon, French botanist (History of Plants)

1828 – Jedediah Hotchkiss, Engineer (Confederate Army), died in 1899

 

 

 

1835 – Mark Twain, [Samuel L Clemens], author (Tom SawyerHuckleberry Finn)

 

 

 

 

 

1840 – Henry Birks, Canadian businessman (d. 1928)

1858 – Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (d. 1937)

 

 

 

1863 – Andres Bonifacioleader of 1896 Philippine revolt against Spain

 

 

 

 

 

1869 – Gustaf Dalén, Swedish physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1937)

1872 – Dr. John McCrae, Canadian physician and soldier (d. 1918)

 

 

 

1874 – Winston ChurchillBrit PM (1940-451951-55Nobel 1953)

 

 

 

 

 

1874 – Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian author (d. 1942)

1885 – Albrecht (von) Kesselring, German fieldmarshal (Poland/Netherland)

1889 – Edgar D Adrian, English physiologist (Nobel 1932)

1890 – John Tasker Howard, composer

1890 – Oege Bakker, Dutch economist

1903 – Germaine Emilie Madame Gres Krebs, haute Couturist

1904 – Philip H Burton, Welsh director/acting teacher (Richard Burton)

1907 – Jacques Barzun, France, author (The House of Interlect), (d. 2012)

 

 

 

1909 – Robert NighthawkAmerican Bluesman , Guitarist (d. 1967)

 

ANNA LEE

Return Mail Blues

Honey Hush

My Sweet Lovin’ Woman

 

 

 

 

1910 – Paul Cerutti, Monaco, trap shooter, disqualified for drugs in 76 oly

1912 – Gordon Parks, Ft Scott KS, film director/author (Learning Tree)

1915 – Henry Taube, chemist (Nobel 1983)

 

 

 

1915 – Walter Brown “Brownie” McGheeKnoxville TennesseeAmerican blues singer/guitarist

 

Born and Livin’ With The Blues                                                     Walk On

Good Morning Blues                                                    Key to the Highway

Don’t Pity Me                                                                    Hootin’ the Blues

 

 

 

 

1918 – Efren Zimbalist Jr, NYC, actor (77 Sunset Strip, FBI, Scruples)

1920 – Virginia Mayo, St Louis Mo, actress (Out of the Blue, White Heat)

1922 – Robert Evett, composer

1924 – Allan Sherman, parody singer/songwriter (Hello Muddah, Hello Fardah )

1926 – Richard Crenna, LA Cal, actor (Rambo, Summer Rental, Sand Pebbles)

1927 – Robert Guillaume, [Williams], St Louis Mo, actor (Benson, Soap)

 

 

 

1930 – G[eorge] Gordon LiddyFBI/Author/Watergate felon/radio host

 

 

 

 

 

1930 – James Felton Boyd, Rocky Mount NC, light HW boxer (Olympic-gold-1956)

1930 – William H Dana, Pasadena California, test pilot (X-15)

1931 – Bill Walsh, NFL coach (SF 49ers)/sportscaster

1931 – Jack Ging, Alva Ok, actor (11th Hour, Ripcord, Tales of Wells Fargo)

1933 – Norman Deeley, English footballer (d. 2007)

1936 – Abbie Hoffman, aka Free, Yippie/activist/author (Steal this Book)

1937 – Paul Stookey, Balt, singer (Peter, Paul & Mary-Wedding Song)

1937 – Richard Threlkeld, newscaster (ABC-TV)

1937 – Ridley Scott, director (Alien, Blade Runner)

1943 – J[ames] J[ay] Barnes, US gospel/singer (Please Let Me In)

1943 – Leo Lyons, Standbridge Beds, rock bassist (Ten Years After)

1944 – Luther T Ingram, US singer/songwriter (I’ll Be Your Shelter)

1944 – Rob Grill, LA California, rock bassist/vocalist (Grass Roots)

1945 – Roger Glover, British hard rock bassist (Episode Six-Deep Purple)

 

 

 

1947 – David MametChicagoplaywright/dir (Speed the PlowHouse of Games)

 

 

 

 

 

1949 – Arthur Lee Washington Jr, Neptune NJ, murderer (FBI Most Wanted)

1950 – Kathryn Witt, Miami Fla, actress (Lenny, Pam-Flying High)

1950 – Margaret Whitton, Balt Md, actress (Good & Evil, Major League)

1951 – Christian Bernard, mystic

1952 – Mandy Patinkin, Chicago Il, actor/singer (Yentl, Alien Nation)

1952 – Keith Giffen, American comic book writer and artist

 

 

 

1953 – Shuggie Otisrocker , Blues Guitarist

 

 

Strawberry Letter 23

Johnny Otis with Shuggie Otis & Roy Buchanan

Rare Acoustic Jam with Frank Zappa

Shuggie’s Shuffle

 

 

 

 

1954 – George McArdle, rock bassist (Little River Band Melbourne

1954 – June Pointer, singer (Pointer Sisters-I’m So excited)

1955 – Billy Idol, [William Broad], rocker (White Wedding)

1957 – John Ashton, English guitarist (Psychedelic Furs)

1957 – Colin Mochrie, Scottish-born Canadian comedian

1958 – Juliette Bergmann, Dutch bodybuilder

1958 – Stacey Q, American singer

1959 – Sylvia Hanika, Munich West Germany, tennis player (Avon-1982)

1959 – Lorraine Kelly, British presenter and journalist

1961 – Innocent Egbunike, Nigeria, 4x400m runner (Olympic-bronze-1984)

 

 

 

1962 – Bo Jacksonbaseball/football player , Heisman Trophy , Auburn (KC RoyalsLA Raiders)

 

 

 

 

 

1965 – Ben Stiller, NYC, actor (Ben Stiller Show, Next of Kin, Cable Guy)

1966 – Ed Kemper, American serial killer

1968 – Des’ree, English singer

1968 – Laurent Jalabert, French cyclist

1970 – Corrina Kennedy, Saskatoon Saskatchawan, kayaker (Olympics-96)

1970 – Natalie Williams, Long Beach California, volleyball outside hitter (Oly-96)

1975 – Mindy McCready, country/western singer

1976 – Cypher Zero, American circus innovator (New York Circus Arts)

1978 – Clay Aiken, American singer

1978 – Gael García Bernal, Mexican actor

1979 – Chris Atkinson, Australian rally driver

1982 – Elisha Cuthbert, Canadian actress

1987 – Vasilisa Bardina, Russian tennis player

1987 – Ian Hecox, Part of the America Online comedy duo Smosh

1989 – Chanel Iman, American supermodel

1990 – Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian chess Grandmaster

1994 – Nyjah Huston, American skateboarder

 

 

 

Deaths

1016 – Edmund II, Ironsides, King of the Saxons (1016), dies at 27

1519 – Michael Wolgemut, German painter (Weltchronik), dies at about 85

1528 – Great Wierd, Dutch Gelderland army commander, beheaded

1631 – Rabbi Samuel Eliezer ben Judah ha-levi Edels, dies

1646 – John C Lichthart, admiral (Cape Augustine), dies at about 45

1654 – John Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (b. 1584)

1675 – Cæcilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, colonial Governor of Maryland (b. 1605)

1679 – Pieter van Schooten, Dutch mathematician/fort architect, dies at 45

1694 – Marcello Malpighi, father of microscopic anatomy, dies

1718 – Charles XII, king of Sweden (1697-1718), dies during a siege of the fortress Fredriksten in Norway at 36

1761 – John Dollond, British optician (b. 1706)

1765 – George Glas, British merchant and adventurer (b. 1725)

 

 

 

1864 – Hiram Bronson GranburyConfederate brigadier generaldies in the Battle of Franklin at 33

 

 

 

 

 

1864 – John AdamsUS Confederate brigadier generaldies in the Battle of Franklin at about 39

 

 

 

 

 

1864 – Otho French StrahlUS Confederate brigadier generaldies in the Battle of Franklin at 33

 

 

 

 

 

 

1864 – Patrick Ronayne CleburneUS Confederate brigadier generaldies in the Battle of Franklin at 33

 

 

 

 

 

1893 – Jacobus J Backer, German sea historian, dies at 68

 

 

 

1900 – Oscar WildeIrish authordies in Paris at 46

 

 

 

 

 

1901 – Edward J Eyre, British explorer/governor (Jamaica), dies at 86

1933 – Sir Arthur Currie, Canadian general (b. 1875)

1934 – Hélène Boucher, French aviatrix (b. 1908)

 

 

 

1947 – Ernst Lubitschactor/director (Anna BoleynNinotchka), dies

 

DESIGN FOR LIVING

To Be or Not to Be

The Shop Around The Corner

Ninotchka

 

 

 

 

1958 – Hubert Wilkins, Australian polar explorer (b. 1888)

1972 – Neil H McElroy, soap manufacturer/minister of Defense (1957-59), dies

1977 – Terrence Rattigan, British writer and playwright (b. 1911)

1979 – Zeppo Marx, [Herbert], US comic (Marx Brothers), dies at 78

1987 – James Baldwin, writer (Go Tell it on the Mountain), dies at 63

1989 – Alfred Herrhausen, German CEO (Deutsche Bank), murdered at 59

1990 – Norman Cousins, editor (Saturday Review), dies at 75

1994 – Connie Conrad Henry Kirnon Kay, jazz Drummer, dies at 67

1994 – Irwin Kostal, US arranger/conductor (Sound of Music), dies at 83

1996 – Koji Kobayashi, industrialist, dies at 89

1996 – Tiny Tim, [Herbert Khaury], entertainer (Tip Toe), dies at 71

 

 

 

1999 – Charlie ByrdAmerican jazz guitarist (b. 1925)(see UE 9/16 Births)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2003 – Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (b. 1906)

 

 

 

2007 – Evel KnievelAmerican motorcycle daredevilat 69

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2007 – Engin Arık, Turkish nuclear physicist (b. 1948)

2010 – Rajiv Dixit, Indian scientist and Swadeshi movement figure (b. 1967)

2010 – Faye Wright, American spiritual figure (b. 1914)

2010 – Garry Gross, American photographer (b. 1937)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

526 – Antioch in modern day Syria struck by Earthquake, about 250,000 die

799 – Pope Leo III, aided by Charles the Great, returns to Rome

1349 – Jews of Augsburg Germany massacred

1516 – Treaty of Freiburg] French/Swiss “eternal” peace treaty

1581 – Doornik surrenders to duke of Parma

1745 – Bonnie Prince Charlies army moves into Manchester & occupy Carlisle

1760 – French commandant Beletre surrenders Detroit to Maj R Rogers

1775 – Sir James Jay invents invisible ink

 

 

 

1781 – The crew of the slave ship Zong murders 133 Africans by dumping them into the sea in order to claim insurance.

 

 

 

 

 

1812 – Napoleon’s Grand Army crosses Berezina River in retreat from Russia

1830 – November Uprising: An armed rebellion against Russia’s rule in Poland begins.

 

 

 

1847 – Indians kill Washington state pioneers Marcus & Narcissa Whitmanand 12 others in Walla Walla Ore

 

 

 

 

 

1863 – Battle of Ft Sanders, TN (Ft Loudon), 8-900 casualities

1864 – 4th & last day of skirmishes at Waynesboro, Georgia

1864 – Battle of Spring Hill, TN (Thomason’s Station)

 

 

 

1864 – Sand Creek MassacreColorado militia kills about 150 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians including Cheyenne chief One-Eye

 

 

 

 

 

 

1870 – Compulsory education proclaimed in England

1872 – Indian Wars: The Modoc War begins with the Battle of Lost River.

1877 – Thomas Edison demonstrates hand-cranked phonograph

1887 – US receives rights to Pearl Harbor, on Oahu, Hawaii

1890 – 1st Army-Navy football game, Score: Navy 24, Army 0 at West Point

1897 – 1st motorcycle race (Surrey England)

1900 – Lord Kitchener succeeds lord Roberts up as supreme commander in S Afr

1902 – Gerhart Hauptmanns “Der arnë Heinrich,” premieres in Vienna

1910 – The first US patent for inventing the traffic lights system is issued to Ernest Sirrine.

 

 

 

1915 – Fire destroys most of the buildings on Santa Catalina IslandCalifornia.

 

                                                                                                                                                                  

 

 

 

1916 – US declares martial law in Dominican Republic

1929 – Lt Cmdr Richard E Byrd sends “My calculations indicate that we have reached vicinity of South Pole” (He was wrong)

1933 – 1st state liquor stores authorized (Pennsylvania)

1934 – Chic Bears beat Detroit (19-16) in 1st NFL game broadcast nationally

1937 – Prince Bernhard injured in auto accident in Netherlands

1939 – Cor Klint swims world record 200 m backstroke (2:38.8)

1941 – Passenger ship Lurline sends radio signal of sighting Jap war fleet

1942 – US rations coffee

1943 – US aircraft carrier Hornet launched

1944 – Albania liberated from Nazi control (Natl Day)

1944 – John Hopkins hospital performs 1st open heart surgery

1947 – UN Gen Assembly partitions Palestine between Arabs & Jews

1948 – “Kukla, Fran, & Ollie” debuted on NBC

1949 – Nationalist regime of China leaves for Taiwan/Formosa

1949 – Uranium mine explosions in East Germany kills 3,700

1951 – 1st underground atomic explosion, Frenchman Flat Nevada

1952 – Pres-elect Eisenhower visits Korea to assess war

1953 – American Airlines begins 1st regular coml NY-LA air service

1960 – 26th Heisman Trophy Award: Joe Bellino, Navy (HB)

1961 – Freedom Riders attacked by white mob at bus station in Miss

1961 – John A McCone replaces Allen W Dulles as 6th director of CIA

 

 

 

1961 – Mercury-Atlas 5 carries a chimp (Enosto orbit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1962 – Great-Britain & France decide to jointly build Concorde

1963 – LBJ sets up Warren Comm to investigate assassination of JFK

1967 – British troops withdraw from Aden and South Yemen

1967 – Robert McNamara elected president of World bank

1972 – Nolan Bushnell (co-founder of Atari) releases Pong (the first commercially successful video game) in Andy Capp’s Tavern in Sunnyvale, California.

1975 – Kilauea Volcano erupts in Hawaii

1978 – UN observes “international day of solidarity with Palestinian people,” boycotted by US & about 20 other countries

1987 – Joe Montana of 49ers completes NFL record 22 consecutive passes

1987 – A Korean Air Boeing 707 explodes over the Thai-Burmese border, killing 155.

1990 – UN Security Council sets Jan 15th military deadline against Iraq

1994 – Seoul, Korea, celebrated the 600th anniversary of its founding

2007 – The Armed Forces of the Philippines lay siege to The Peninsula Manila after soldiers led by Senator Antonio Trillanes stage a mutiny.

 

 

 

Births

1229 – Louis II, the Stern, ruler (upper Baveria)

1338 – Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence, son of Edward III of England (d. 1368)

1427 – Zhengtong, Emperor of China (d. 1464)

1627 – John Ray, English naturalist (d. 1705)

1752 – Jemima Wilkinson, American preacher (d. 1819)

1762 – Pierre André Latreille, French zoologist (d. 1833)

1797 – Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti, composer

 

 

 

1803 – Christian DopplerSalzburgAustriaphysicist (Doppler effect), (d. 1853)

 

 

 

 

 

1803 – Gottfried Semper, German architect (d. 1879)

1811 – Wendell Phillips, women’s suffrage/antislavery/prison reformer

 

 

 

1815 – Stephen Augustus HurlbutMjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1882

 

 

 

 

 

1825 – Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist (d. 1893)

1832 – Louisa May Alcott, Germantown Pa, author (Little Women)

1833 – Louis Douglass Watkins, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1868

1834 – Thomas Edward Greenfield Ransom, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1835 – Empress Dowager Cixi, Chinese ruler (d. 1908)

1849 – Ambrose Fleming, inventor (diode)

1857 – Theodor Escherich, German pediatrician (d. 1911)

1874 – Antonio Egas Moniz, Portugal, lobotomist (Nobel 1949)

 

 

 

1894 – Yakima Canutt, [Enos Edward], Colfax WAAmerican stuntman actor/director 

 

 

 

 

 

1895 – Busby Berkeley, Los Angeles CA, choreographer

1895 – William V S Tubman, (Whig), 17th Liberian president (1943-70)

1896 – Philip L Carret, Lynn Mass, CEO (Pioneer Fund)

 

 

 

1898 – C S Lewis [Clive Staples], Belfastsci-fi author (Silver Chair), (d. 1963)

 

 

 

 

 

1902 – Carlo Levi, Italy, painter/novelist (Of Fear & Freedom)

1904 – Egon Eiermann, German architect (d. 1970)

1911 – Klaus EJ Fuchs, German/British atomic physicist/spy

1915 – Earl W Sutherland, US pharmacologist (Nobel 1971)

1915 – Billy Strayhorn, American musician and composer (d. 1967)

1917 – Merle Travis, Muhlenberg County KY, country singer (16 Tons) (d. 1983)

1918 – Herb Shriner, Toledo Ohio, host/humorist (Herb Shriner Show)

1918 – Madeleine L’Engle, [Franklin], US, sci-fi author (Ilsa, Love Letters)

1922 – Benjamin Smit, Curacaos architect (St Elizabeth Hospital)

1927 – Vin[ce] Scully, sportscaster (NBC Baseball Game of the Week)

1931 – André Noyelle, Belgian cyclist (d. 2003)

1932 – Diane Ladd, Meridian Miss, actress (Wild Angels, Wild at Heart)

 

 

 

1933 – John MayallMacClesfield Englandblues musician (Don’t Waste My Time)

 

 

Hideaway with Eric Clapton

Stormy Monday with Albert King

So Many Roads with Gary Moore

Don’t Start Me Talkin with Buddy Guy & Junior Wells

 

 

 

 

1940 – Chuck MangioneRochester NYjazz hornist (Chasing the Clouds Away)

 

Feels So Good

Children Of Sanchez

Give It All You Got

Land of Make Believe

 

 

 

 

1942 – Felix Cavaliere, Pelham NY, rock keyboardist (Rascals-Lonely too Long)

1945 – Roger Bambuck, Guadeloupe, French 4X100 runner (Olympic-bronze-1968)

1946 – Suzy Chaffee, US, skier/chapstick user (Olympics-1968)

1946 – Silvio Rodríguez, Cuban poet

1947 – Ronnie Montrose, Denver, Colorado, American guitarist, (d. 2012)

1949 – Garry Shandling, AZ, comedian (Garry Shandling, Larry Sanders Show)

1949 – Kenneth D Cameron, Cleve Oh, Lt Col USMC/astronaut (STS 37, 56, 74)

1949 – Stan Rogers, Canadian folk musician and songwriter (d. 1983)

1950 – Kevin O’Donnell Jr, US, sci-fi author (Caverns, Reefs, Lava)

1951 – Barry Goudreau, Boston Mass, rock guitarist (Boston)

1954 – Joel Coen, Minneapolis Mn, actor/dir (Spies Like Us, Barton Fink)

1955 – Howie Mandel, Toronto Canada, comedian (Dr Wayne Fiscus-St Elsewhere)

1956 – Hinton Battle, American dancer

1956 – Leo Laporte, American television personality

1957 – Matthew Rubel, CEO of Collective Brands Licensing

1962 – Andrew McCarthy, NYC, actor (St Elmo’s Fire, Class)

1965 – Ellen Cleghorne, comedienne (Saturday Night Live)

1967 – Sean Carlin, Australian hammer thrower (Olympics-8-1992, 96)

1968 – Pedro A Martinez, Villa Mella Dom Rep, pitcher (NY Mets)

1969 – J-Me Carney, cyclist (Olympics-96)

 

 

 

1969 – Mariano RiveraPanama City Panamapitcher (NY Yankees)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1971 – Amy Peterson, Maplewood Minn, short track skater (Olympics-1994)

1971 – Gena Lee Nolin, actress/model (Baywatch)

1976 – Anna Faris, American actress

1979 – Simon Amstell, English comedian and television presenter

 

 

 

1982 – Ashley ForceAmerican racecar driver

 

 

 

 

Deaths

561 – Chlotarius I, king of the France (558-61), dies at about 61

917 – Radboud, bishop of Utrecht/Deventer (900-17)/saint, dies

1253 – Otto II Wittelsbach, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1206)

1268 – Clement IV, [Guido Fulcodi], Pope (1265-68), dies

1314 – Philip IV, the Handsome, King of France (1285-1314), (b. 1268)

1330 – Roger de Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, de facto ruler of England (b. 1287)

1378 – Charles IV, Roman-German King/German emperor (Univ of Prague), dies

1530 – Thomas Wolsey, Cardinal,adviser and Lord Chancellor, (1514-29) to England’s King Henry VIII (approx. 60)

 

 

 

1595 – Alonso de Ercilla y ZúñigaBasque soldieand poet (b. 1533)

 

 

 

 

 

1626 – Ernst, Graf von Mansfield, German soldier (c. 1580)

1646 – Laurentius Paulinus Gothus, Swedish theologian and astronomer (b. 1565)

1699 – Patrick Gordon, Scottish general (b. 1635)

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

1797 – Samuel Langdon, American President of Harvard University (b. 1723)

 

 

 

1872 – Horace GreeleyUS founder/publisher (NY Tribune), dies at 61

 

 

 

 

 

1924 – Giacomo Puccini, Ital composer (Mme Butterfly), dies in Brussels at 65

1953 – Milt Gross, American comic book illustrator and animator (b. 1895)

1957 – Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Austria/US composer (Kathrin), dies at 60

1972- Carl Stalling, American composer (b. 1888)

1974 – Haroldson L Hunt, US multi-millionaire, dies at 85

1974 – James J. Braddock, American heavyweight boxer (b. 1905)

1976 – Godfrey Cambridge, actor (Watermelon Man), dies at 43

1981 – Natalie Wood, actress (West Side Story), drowns at 43 (suicide)

1984 – Gotthard Günther, German philosopher (b. 1900)

 

 

 

1986 – Cary Grantactor (Charade), dies in Davenport Iowa at 82

 

Cary Grant receiving an Honorary Oscar®

Cary Grant tribute narrated by Michael Caine

Bringing Up Baby

Monkey Business with Marilyn Monroe

 

 

 

 

1991 – Ralph Bellamy, actor (Rosemary’s Baby, His Girl Friday), dies at 87

1992 – Emilio Pucci, Italian fashion designer (Jackie Kennedy), dies at 78

1992 – Jean Dieudonné, French mathematician (b. 1906)

1993 – JRD Tata, Indies industrialist (Air-India), dies at 89

1999 – Gene Rayburn, American game show host (b. 1917)

2001 – George Harrison, English singer, guitarist and songwriter (b. 1943)

2004 – John Drew Barrymore, American actor (b. 1929)

2005 – Wendie Jo Sperber, American actress (b. 1958)

2007 – Roger Bonham Smith, Former chairman and CEO of General Motors (b. 1925)

2007 – Tom Terrell, musicologist, NPR reviewer, deejay (b. 1950)

2008 – Jørn Utzon, Danish architect (b. 1918)

2010 – Maurice Wilkes, British computer scientist (b. 1913)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This Could Be The Coldest Thanksgiving Since 1930

 

 

Coldest Thanksgiving Minnesota

Click pic for video

 

 

” Minnesotans woke up to subzero temperatures on Thanksgiving Day, and if the mercury doesn’t make it up into the double digits, the day could be one for the record books.

  As of 8 a.m., it was 2 below in the Twin Cities, and 20 below in Bemidji, in northern Minnesota.

  Meteorologist Matt Brickman is forecasting a high Thursday afternoon of 10 degrees. And if temperatures don’t rise higher than that, it will be the coldest Thanksgiving since Herbert Hoover was president, in 1930.”

 

CBS Minnesota

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

587 – Treaty of Andelot: King Guntram takes cousin Childebert II as heir

1443 – Albanian George Kastriotis Skanderbeg and his forces liberate Kruja in Middle Albania from the Ottomans and raise the Albanian flag.

1520 – Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing Pacific Ocean

1569 – Duke of Alva forces bishop Nicolaas van Nieuwland of Haarlem to resign

 

 

 

1729 – Natchez Indians massacre 138 Frenchmen35 French womenand 56 children at Fort Rosalienear the site of modern-day Natchez, Mississippi.

 

 

 

 

 

1775 – 2nd Continental Congress formally establishes US Navy( Rules for the Regulation of the Navy of the United Colonies, the first regulations of the Navy.)

 

 

 

 

 

1795 – US pays $800,000 & a frigate as tribute to Algiers & Tunis

1814 – The Times in London is for the first time printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by the German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer, signaling the beginning of the availability of newspapers to a mass audience.

1861 – Confederate congress officially admits Missouri to Confederate Army

1862 – Battle at Cane Hill, Arkansas (475 casualties)

1862 – Battle of Hooly Spring, MS

 

 

 

1864 – 3rd day of Battles at Waynesboro/Jones’s PlantationGeorgia

 

 

 

 

 

1864 – Battle of New Creek, WV (Rosser’s Raid, Ft Kelly)

1871 – Ku Klux Klan trials began in Federal District Court in SC

1879 – Battle at Lydenburg South Africa: Gen Wolseley beats Sekhukhenes Pedi-Zulu

1895 – America’s 1st auto race starts; 6 cars, 55 miles, winner avg 7 MPH

1899 – Battle of Mud river (Boer general. Cronjé beats British gen Methuen)

1904 – Germany defeats Hottentotten in Warmbad SW-Africa

1907 – In Haverhill, Massachusetts, scrap-metal dealer Louis B. Mayer opens his first movie theater.

1908 – 154 men die in coal mine explosion at Marianna Pa

1911 – Zapata proclaims Plan of Ayala Mexico

1913 – Heavyweight Jack Johnson KOs Andre Spaul in Paris

1914 – World War I: Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange re-opens for bond trading.

1916 – 1st (German) air attack on London

1919 – US-born Lady Astor elected 1st female member of British Parliament

 

 

 

1920 – Kilmichael AmbushBattle of the Irish War of Independence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1922 – Capt Cyril Turner (RAF) gives 1st skywriting exhibition (NYC) Turner spelled out “Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200.” 47,000 called

1925 – Grand Ole Opry premieres as WSM Barn Dance on WSM radio Nashville Tn

1929 – Adm Richard E Byrd makes 1st South Pole flight

1938 – 4th Heisman Trophy Award: Davey O’Brien, Texas Christian (QB)

 

 

 

 1942Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire kills 492 (Boston Mass)

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

1944 – 1st allied ship sails into Schelde Antwerp

1944 – 400 Rotterdammers attack coal warehouse

1948 – “Hopalong Cassidy” premieres on TV

1948 – 1st Polaroid camera sold

1951 – John Van Druten’s “I am a Camera,” premieres in NYC

1951 – Military coup under Col Adib el-Shishakli in Syria

1957 – Warren Spahn of the Braves wins Cy Young Award

1958 – US reports 1st full-range firing of an ICBM

 

 

 

1961 – Ernest Davis is 1st black to win Heisman Trophy

 

 

 

 

 

1963 – Crusher beats Verne Gagne in St Paul, to become NWA champ

1967 – 33rd Heisman Trophy Award: Gary Beban, UCLA (QB)

1972 – LA Dodgers trade Frank Robinson to California Angels

1978 – 44th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Sims, Oklahoma (RB)

1981 – Bear Bryant wins his 315th game to out distance Alonzo Stagg & become college football’s winningest coach

1984 – Over 250 years after their deaths, William Penn and his wife Hannah Callowhill Penn are made Honorary Citizens of the United States.

1985 – 6th Belgium government of Martens forms

1986 – Hilbert van der Duim skates 1 hour world record 39.4928 km

1986 – Reagan administration exceeds SALT II arms limitations for 1st time

1990 – Margaret Thatcher resigns as Britain’s PM, replaced by John Majors

1994 – Norway votes against joining European Union

 

 

 

1994 – In Portage, Wisconsin, convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is clubbed to death by an inmate in the Columbia Correctional Institution gymnasium.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1995 – James Brady, former white house press sect, suffers a heart attack

1997 – Final episode of “Beavis & Butt-head,” on MTV

1997 – First public appearance of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), an ethnic Albanian guerrilla group that fought for the independence of Kosovo from Serbia.

2000 – Ukrainian politician Oleksander Moroz begins the Cassette Scandal by publicly accusing President Leonid Kuchma of involvement in the murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze.

 

 

 

Births

1118 – Manuel I Komnenos, Greek Byzantine Emperor (d. 1180)

1489 – Margaret Tudor, wife of James IV of Scotland (d. 1541)

1570 – James Whitelocke, English judge (d. 1632)

1628 – John Bunyan, England, cleric/author (Pilgrim’s Progress)

1640 – Willem de Vlamingh, Flemish sea captain (c. 1648)

1650 – John Palfijn, Flemish physician/inventor (forceps) [or Nov 25]

1681 – Jean Cavalier, French Protestant rebel leader (d. 1740)

1700 – Nathaniel Bliss, Astronomer Royal (d. 1764)

1757 – William Blake, London, poet/painter (Songs of Innocence & Experience), (d. 1827)

1772 – Luke Howard, British meteorologist (d. 1864)

1793 – Carl Jonas Love Almquist, Swedish composer (Tornrosens Buck)

1795 – Adolf Bernhard Marx, composer

1805 – John Stephens, US archaeologist; founded study of Central America

 

 

 

1810 – William FroudeEnglandengineer/naval architect

 

 

 

 

 

1820 – Friedrich Engels, Germany, social philosopher; Marx’s collaborator

1820 – Lawrence O’Bryan Branch, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1862

1837 – John Wesley Hyatt, inventor (celluloid)

1853 – Helen Magill White, first American woman to earn a Ph.D. (d. 1944)

 

 

 

1866 – Henry Baconarchitect (Lincoln Memorial)

 

 

 

 

 

1887 – Ernst Rohm, German staff member/Bolivian leader/SA

1894 – Brooks Atkinson, drama critic (Broadway theater namesake)

1902 – Victor Jory, Dawson City Canada, actor (Kings Row, Manhunt)

1908 – Claude Lévi-Strauss, French anthropologist

1920 – Cecilia Colledge, England, figure skater (Olympic-silver-1936)

1928 – Arthur Melvin Okun, American economist (d.1980)

1929 – Berry Gordy Jr, Detroit, record company owner (Motown)

1931 – Hope Lange, Redding Ridge Ct, actress (Ghost & Mrs Muir)

 

 

 

1940 – Clem Curtisrockersinger , Foundations

 

 

Build Me Up Buttercup

Baby, Now That I’ve Found You

 

1941 – Laura Antonelli, Pola Yugoslavia, actress (Wifemistress, Divine Nymph)

1943 – Randy Newman, New Orleans, vocalist (Short People, Love LA, Raindrops)

1944 – Rita Mae Brown, actress (Long Hot Summer, Slumber Party Massacre)

1946 – Joe Dante, director (Matinee, Twilight Zone, Police Squad, Gremlins)

1946 – Susan Spencer, NY, correspondent (48 Hours) [1946 approx]

1949 – Alexander Godunov, Russia, composer/dancer (Bolshoi) defected 1979

1949 – Hugh McKenna, rocker (Alex Harvey Band)

1949 – Paul Shaffer, Thunder Bay Ont, orchestra leader (SNL, David Letterman)

 

 

 

1949 – Victor OstrovskyCanadian/IsraelMossad agent (By Way of Deception)

 

 

 

 

 

1953 – Nadezhda Olizarenko, USSR, 800m/1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1980)

1958 – Dave Righetti, baseball pitcher (Yankees, Giants)

1958 – Kriss Akabusi, Great Britain, 4X400 runner (Olympic-silver-1984)

1959 – Judd Nelson, Portland ME, actor (Breakfast Club, Jack-Suddenly Susan)

1959 – R Glynn Holt, Plainveiw Texas, PhD/astronaut (STS 73 alt)

1962 – Karen Marsden, Perth Australia, field hockey goalie (Olympics-96)

1962 – Jon Stewart, American comedian

1964 – Cornelia Guest, debutante (Debutante’s Guide to Life)

1966 – Sam Seder, American comedian

1967 – Anna Nicole “Vickie” Smith, Houston Tex, playmate (May 1992)

1967 – Stephnie Weir, American comedian

1968 – Jonathan Brown, NYC, rower (Olympics-5th-1996)

1969 – Sonia O’Sullivan, Ireland, 5k runner (Olympics-4th-92, 96)

1970 – Jason Day, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

 

 

 

Deaths

741 – Syrian Catholic Pope Saint Gregory III

1058 – Kazimierz I Restaurator, duke of Poland (1034-58), dies

1170 – Owain Gwynedd, King of Gwynedd (c. 1100)

1262 – Shinran, founder of Japan’s True Pure Land Buddhist sect, dies

1290 – Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I of England (b. 1241)

 

 

 

1499 – Edward Plantagenet17th Earl of Warwickbeheaded

 

 

 

 

 

 

1514 – Hartmann Skull, German physician/historian (Skull’s Liederbuch), dies

1545 – Jacob van Liesveld, printer/”heretic” (Refeyen), beheaded

1667 – Jean de Thévenot, French traveller and scientist (b. 1633)

1675 – Leonard Hoar, American President of Harvard University (b. 1630)

1675 – Basil Feilding, 2nd Earl of Denbigh, English Civil War soldier (c. 1608)

1785 – William Whipple, merchant/judge/signer (US Declaration of Independence), dies at 55

 

 

 

1794 – Friedrich Wilhelm von SteubenPrussian/US inspector-general of Washington’s armydies at 64

 

 

 

 

 

1801 – Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, French geologist (b. 1750)

1852 – Ludger Duvernay, French printer and newspaper publisher (b. 1799)

1859 – Washington Irving, US author (Geoffrey Crayon, gent), dies

1872 – Mary Fairfax Somerville, British scientific writer (b. 1780)

1876 – Karl Earnest Ritter von Baer, Estonian/German embryologist, dies at 84

1880 – Aires de Ornelas e Vasconcelos, (Portuguese) Archbishop of Goa (b. 1837)

1899 – Adrian the la Rey, son of South African general, dies in battle at 19

1912 – Walter Benona Sharp, American oil tycoon (b. 1870)

1939 – James Naismith, creator of basketball, dies at 78

1944 – Joop Brouwer de Koning, youngest Dutch radio operator, executed at 25

1945 – Dwight Davis, donator of tennis’ Davis cup, dies

1947 – Jacques-Philippe Leclerc, WW II hero (liberator of Paris), dies at 44

 

 

 

1954 – Enrico FermiItalian/US physicist (Nobel 1938), dies at 53

 

 

 

 

 

1963 – Fred Uttal, TV host (QED), dies at 55

1971 – Wasfi Tal, Jordan’s PM, assassinated by Black Sept in Cairo

1976 – Rosalind Russell, actress (Mame), dies of cancer at 68

1983 – Christopher George, actor (Chisum, Heist), dies of heart attack at 54

1984 – Hans Speidel, German gen/NATO-supreme commander (1957-64), dies at 87

1987 – Choh Hao Li, bio-chemist prof (isolated growth hormones), dies at 74

1989 – Jo[hanne M Bos-]Vincent, Dutch soprano (Songs for Life), dies at 91

1993 – Abu Rish, Palestinian PLO-leader, dies at 23

1993 – Garry Moore, TV host (I’ve Got A Secret), dies of emphysema at 78

1993 – Khaled Moustapha Zir, Palestinian Hamas leader, shot to death at 25

1993 – Jerry Edmonton, Canadian drummer (Steppenwolf) (b. 1946)

1994 – Jeffrey Dahmer, [Butcher of Milwaukee], killer, killed in prison at 34

1994 – Jerry Rubin, US anti-war activist (Youth Party), dies at 56

1994 – Ronald “Buster” Edwards, Great Train Robber, commits suicide at 62

1997 – Georges Marchal, actor (Dirty Game, Blondine), dies at 77

2001 – William Reid, British aviator awarded the Victoria Cross (b. 1921)

 

 

 

2002 – Dave “Snaker” RayAmerican blues musician (b. 1943)

 

Rambling On My Mind

Just Your Fool

Route 66

 

 

 

 

2003 – Antonia Forest, British children’s author (b. 1915)

2006 – Robert Volpe, Artist ,Art Theft Detective (b.1942)

2007 – Gudrun Wagner, co-director of the Bayreuth Festival (b. 1944)

2009 – Takeo Kajiwara, Japanese Go player (b. 1923)

 

 

 

2010 – Leslie NielsenCanadian actor (b. 1926)

“Airplane!” & “The Naked Gun” Tribute

Scary Movie 3 Alien Invasion

Leslie Nielsen – Best Of

 

 

 

 

2010 – Samuel T. Cohen, American physicist (b. 1921)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

399 – St Anastasius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

1095 – Pope Urban II preaches 1st Crusade

1237 – Battle of Cortenuova: Emperor Frederik II vs Lombardische steden

1295 – The first elected representatives from Lancashire were called to Westminster by King Edward I to attend what later became known as “The Model Parliament”.

1382 – Battle of Westrozebeke/Roosebeke. French army defeats the Flemish army. Flemish leader Philip Van Artevelde killed and corpse displayed

1495 – Scottish king James IV receives bedrieger Perkin Warbeck

1582 – William Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway

1587 – Dutch County Groningen flood by dike break

1703 – The first Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703.

1817 – US soldiers attack Florida Indian village, beginning Seminole War

1826 – John Walker invents friction match in England

1839 – American Statistical Association organizes in Boston

 

 

 

1863 – -29] Battle at Fort Esperanza Texas

 

 

 

 

 

1863 – Battle of Payne’s Farm, VA

1864 – 2nd day of Battles at Waynesboro, Georgia

 

 

 

1868 – Battle at Washita River, OklahomaGeneral Custer attacks group of Native American Indianstheir chief Black Kettle dies in the attack

 

 

 

 

 

1885 – Earliest photograph of a meteor shower made

1889 – 1st permit issued to drive a car through Central Park (Curtis P Brady)

1890 – 1st signal box for SF Police Department goes into operation

1895 – Alfred Nobel establishes Nobel Prize

1901 – Gerhart Hauptmanns “Der rote Hahn,” premieres in Berlin

 

 

 

1901 – U.SArmy War College is established.

 

 

 

 

 

1910 – NY’s Penn Station opens as world’s largest railway terminal

1911 – Audience throws vegetables at actors for 1st recorded time in US

1924 – 57,000 watch a High School football game (LA & Polytechnic tie 7-7)

1924 – In New York City, the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.

1926 – 110,000 watch Army & Navy play a 21-all tie

 

 

 

1926 – Restoration of WilliamsburgVirginiabegins

 

 

 

 

 

1934 – Bank robber Baby Face Nelson dies in a shoot-out with the FBI.

1940 – 6th Heisman Trophy Award: Tom Harmon, Michigan (HB)

1941 – British 13th Army corp reaches Tobruk

1941 – USSR begins a counter offensive causes Germany to retreat

1942 – French navy at Toulon scuttles ships & subs so Nazis don’t take them

 

 

 

1943 – Conference of Teheran (Churchill-Roosevelt-Stalin)

 

 

 

 

 

1944 – 3,500-40,00 ton explosive, explodes in Staffordshire, 68 killed

1944 – US 121st Infantry regiment opens assault on Hurtgen

1945 – Gen George C Marshall named special US envoy to China

1947 – Joe DiMaggio wins his 3rd MVP, beating Ted Williams by 1 vote

1948 – Honda 1st opens in America

1951 – 1st rocket to intercept an airplane, White Sands, NM

1951 – Cease-fire & demarcation zone accord signed in Panmunjon Korea

1954 – Alger Hiss is released from prison after serving 44 months for perjury.

1957 – Army withdraws for Little Rock Ark, after Central HS integration

1958 – USSR abrogates Allied war-time agreements on control of Germany

1960 – Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHLer to score 1,000 points

1960 – Patrice Lumumba flees Leopoldville Congo

1960 – Trailing 38-7 late in 3rd quarter, Buffalo Bills tie Broncos at 38-38

1961 – Gordie Howe becomes 1st to play in 1,000 NHL games

1962 – 1st test flight of the Boeing 727 takes place

1966 – In highest-scoring NFL game, Wash Redskins defeat NY Giants 72-41

1967 – Beatles release “Magical Mystery Tour”

1967 – Gold pool nations pledge support of $35 per ounce gold price

1970 – Pope Paul VI wounded in chest during a visit to Philippines by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest

1971 – Soviet Mars 2 becomes 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars

1972 – Pierre Trudeau forms Canadian government

1973 – Senate votes 92-3 to confirm Gerald R Ford as VP

 

 

 

1975 – The Provisional IRA assassinates Ross McWhirterafter a press conference in which McWhirter announced a reward for the capture of those responsible for multiple bombings and shootings across England.

 

 

 

 

 

1980 – Soyuz T-3 carries 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station, launched

1987 – Young man survives 7 attempts at suicide in Somerset England

1989 – Colombian jetliner bombed killing 107

1989 – US 63rd manned space mission STS 33 (Discovery 9) returns from space

1990 – Britain’s conservatives chose John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher

1992 – Part of Vienna Hofburg destroyed by fire

1994 – Fire in disco in Fuxin, North-China, 233 killed

1997 – Twenty-five are killed in the second Souhane massacre in Algeria.

1999 – The left-wing Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government with leader Helen Clark becoming the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand’s history.

2001 – A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.

2005 – The first partial human face transplant is completed in Amiens, France.

2006 – The Canadian House of Commons endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s motion to declare Québécois a nation within a unified Canada.

 

 

 

Births

1127 – Emperor Xiaozong of China (d. 1194)

 

 

 

 

 

1563 – Robbert Robbertsz, (le Canu), nautical expert

1576 – Shimazu Tadatsune, Ruler of Satsuma (d. 1638)

1627 – Louise Henriette, [Mlle d’Orange], daughter of Frederik Henry

1701 – Anders Celsius, Sweden, scientist/inventor (centigrade temp scale)

1746 – Robert Livingston, delivered oath of office to George Washington

1779 – Aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general (d. 1865)

1808 – Hugh Weedon Mercer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1877

1813 – Michele Puccini, composer

 

 

 

1843 – Cornelius Vanderbilt IIAmerican businessman (d. 1899)

 

 

 

 

 

1843 – Elizabeth Stride, victim of Jack the Ripper (d. 1888)

1857 – Charles Scott Sherrington, British physiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1952)

1871 – Giovanni Giorgi, Italian physicist (d. 1950)

1874 – Charles A Beard, American historian (American Continentalism)

1878 – Jatindramohan Bagchi, Indian (Bengali) poet (d.1948).

1894 – Forrest Shaklee, founder (Shaklee Products)

1894 – Konosuke Matsushita, Japanese industrialist (d. 1989)

1897 – Vito Genovese, American mafioso (d. 1969)

1898 – Fredric Warburg, publisher and author (d. 1981)

 

 

 

1907 – L[yon] Sprague de Camp, US, sci-fi author (Goblin Tower, Hand of Zei)(see UE 11/06 Deaths)

 

 

 

 

 

1909 – James Agee, American author (African Queen, Death in Family)

1909 – Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician (d. 1967)

1912 – David Merrick, [Margulois], Hong Kong, Broadway producer (Hello Dolly)

1912 – Howard de Walden, English landowner/multi-millionaire

1913 – Frances Swem Anderson, technologist (nuclear medicine)

 

 

 

1917 – “Buffalo” Bob SmithBuffalo NYTV host (Howdy Doody)

 

HOWDY DOODY HOSTESS TWINKIES COMMERCIAL 1950s

Howdy Doody Christmas (1957)

 

 

 

 

1924 – Theresa R van der Pant, sculptor

1925 – Ernie Wise, England, comedian (Morecambe & Wise)

1925 – John Maddox, British science writer and editor

1927 – William Simon, US sect of Treasury

1930 – James M Taylor, Stamps ARK, USAF/astronaut

1932 – Benigno Aquino Jr, Philippine opposition leader; assassinated

1935 – Al Jackson Jr, Memphis Tn, drummer (Booker T & MGs-Chinese Checkers)

1937 – Gail Sheehy, author (Hustling)

 

 

 

1940 – Bruce Lee, [Lee Yuen Kam], SF Californiakarate star/actor (Green Hornet), (d. 1973)

 

Bruce Lee vs. Chuck Norris

Physical Feats as a Real Fighter

Enter the Dragon – First Fight

The Legend – Bruce Lee

 

 

 

 

1942 – Henry Carr, Det Mich, 200m/4x400m runner (Olympic-gold-1964)

 

 

 

1942 – Jimi HendrixSeattle Washrock guitarist (Purple Haze), (d. 1970)

 

Catfish Blues

Jimi Hendrix Documentary

All Along The Watchtower Live

 Hound Dog Acoustic Rare

 

 

 

 

1942 – Manolo Blahnik, Spanish shoe designer

1944 – Eddie Rabbitt, Brooklyn, country singer (I Love a Rainy Night)

 

 

 

1945 – Randy BreckerPhilarocker (Blood Sweat & Tears)

 

 I Can’t Quit Her

I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know

Spinning Wheel

God Bless the Child

 

 

 

 

1945 – Alain de Cadenet, SPEED Channel personality

1948 – Dave Winthrop, rock saxophonist (Supertramp)

1949 – Masanori Sekiya, Japanese racing driver

1951 – Jayne Kennedy, Wash DC, sportscaster (CBS)/actress (Body & Soul)

1952 – James D Wetherbee, Flushing NY, Lt Cmdr USN/astr (STS 32, 52, 63, 86)

1952 – Kathryn Bigelow, San Carlos, California, film director (The Hurt Locker)

1952 – Daryl Stuermer, American guitarist (Genesis)

 

 

 

1955 – Bill Nyethe Science GuyTV Host

 

 

 

 

 

1957 – Caroline Kennedy-Schlossberg, attorney, JFK & Jackie’s daughter

1957 – Terri R Adams, educator (teacher in space)

1957 – Kenny Acheson, Northern Irish racecar driver

1960 – Ken O’Brien, QB (NY Jets)

1961 – Randy Milligan, baseball player

1961 – Steve Oedekerk, American film director, actor and comedian

1964 – David Giles, Australian star yachter (Olympics-84, 88, 92, 96)

1964 – Robin Simone Givens, [Mrs Mike Tyson] NYC, (Darlene-Head of the Class)

1965 – Fiachna O’Braonain, Irish pop guitarist (Hothouse Flowers-Don’t Go)

1965 – Kathleen Heddle, Trail BC, rower (Olympics-gold-92/96)

1968 – Michael Vartan, French actor

1971 – Eric Menendez, NY, accused of killing his parents (Menendez Brothers)

1973 – Samantha Harris, American model and host

1979 – Ricky Carmichael, American motocross racer

1979 – Hilary Hahn, American violinist

 

 

 

Deaths

8 – HoraceRoman poetdies at 56

 

 

 

 

 

450 – Galla Placidia, daughter of Byzant emperor Constantius III, dies at 58

511 – Clovis, 1st King of France, dies at about 45

640 – Acharius, bishop of Noyon/saint, dies

835 – Muhammad at-Taqi, Shia Imam (b. 811)

1026 – Adalbert II, bishop of Utrecht (1010-26), dies

1198 – Queen Constance of Sicily, wife of Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1154)

1474 – Guillaume Dufay, French/Flemish composer, dies at about 74

1570 – Jacopo Sansovino, Italian sculptor and architect (b. 1486)

1592 – Nakagawa Hidemasa, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1568)

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

1680 – Athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit/inventor (lantern), dies

1754 – Abraham de Moivre, French mathematician (b. 1667)

1811 – Andrew Meikle, British mechanical engineer (b. 1719)

1852 – Ada Lovelace, British mathematician (b. 1815)

1884 – Franziska “Fanny” Elssler, Austrian ballerina/choreography, dies at 74

1894 – Johanna von Puttkamer, Prussian noblewoman, wife of Otto von Bismarck (b. 1824)

1895 – French writer and playwright Alexandre Dumas (b. 1824), son of the French author of the same name 

1901 – Clement Studebaker, American automobile manufacturer (b. 1831)

1908 – Jean Albert Gaudry, French geologist (b. 1827)

1934 – “Baby Face” Nelson, [Lester Gillis], gangster, shot by FBI at 26

1934 – Herman Hollis, FBI agent, killed by Baby Face Nelson

1934 – Sam Cowley, FBI agent, killed by Baby Face Nelson

1944 – Leonid Isaakovich Mandelshtam, Russian physicist (b. 1879)

1953 – Eugene O’Neill, playwright (Nobel 1936), dies in Boston at 65

1973 – Frank Christian, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1887)

1974 – Louis B Russell Jr, longest living heart transplant, dies at 49

1975 – Ross McWhirter, Guinness Book of Records keeper, murdered

1980 – F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect (b. 1882)

 

 

 

1981 – Lotte Lenyasinger/actress (From Russia With Love), dies in NY at 83

 

Mack the Knife

Pirate Jenny

O Moon Of Alabama

 

 

 

 

1988 – John Carradineactor (Ten Commandments), dies of kidney failure at 82

 

 

 

 

 

 

1988 – [John] Hein Donner, chess grand master, dies at 61

1990 – David White, actor (Larry Tate-Bewitched), dies at 74

1994 – Arthur Frank “Peter” Shore, egyptologist, dies at 70

1994 – Fernando Lopes-Graça, Portuguese composer and musicologist (b. 1906)

1995 – Giancarlo Baghetti, racing driver/journalist, dies at 60

1995 – Peter Harrison Swan, bomber pilot/stockbroker, dies at 75

1997 – Buck Leonard, Hall of Famer in Negro League, dies at 90

1997 – Henry Charnock, oceanographer, dies at 76

1999 – Yasuhiro Kojima, wrestler (b. 1937)

2006 – Alan Freeman, British disc jockey known by his nickname ‘Fluff’ (b. 1927)

2007 – Robert Cade, American doctor and inventor of Gatorade (b. 1927)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

43 BC – The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (“Octavian”, later “Caesar Augustus”), Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, and Mark Antony is formed.

579 – Pelagius II begins his reign as Catholic Pope

783 – The Asturian queen Adosinda is put up in a monastery to prevent her kin from retaking the throne from Mauregatus.

 

 

 

1476 – Vlad III Dracula defeats Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Bathory and becomes the ruler of Wallachia for the third time.

 

 

 

 

 

1580 – French Huguenots & Roman Catholics sign peace treaty

1598 – Jacob of Necks merchant fleet reaches Bantam West-Java

1688 – Duke of Savoye signs on to League of Augsburg

1688 – King James II escapes back to London

1703 – Great storm hits Southern England 1000s killed, Royal Navy losses 13 ships and around 1500 seamen 

1716 – 1st lion exhibited in America (Boston)

1778 – Captain Cook discovers Maui in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii)

1789 – 1st national Thanksgiving

1825 – 1st college fraternity founded (Kappa Alpha (Union College, NY))

1832 – 1st streetcar railway in America starts operating (NYC) (12 cent fare)

1842 – The University of Notre Dame is founded.

1861 – West Virginia created as a result of dispute over slavery with Virg

1863 – -Dec 2] Mine Run campaign, VA

1864 – Confederate troops vacate Sandersville Georgia

1864 – Skirmish at Sylvan Brutal/Waynesboro, Georgia

1865 – “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll published in US

1865 – Battle of Papudo: The Spanish navy engages a combined Peruvian-Chilean fleet north of Valparaiso, Chile.

1867 – Refrigerated railroad car patented by JB Sutherland of Detroit

1885 – 1st meteor photograph

1896 – 1st large indoor football game, U of Chic beats U of Mich 7-6

1896 – A A Stagg of U Chicago creates American football huddle

1898 – -27) Snow/ice storm over US; 455 die

 

 

 

1898 – SS Portland “The Titanic of New England” leaves for Cape Codshipwrecked off Cape Annall 192 on board killed

 

 

 

 

 

1909 – Sigma Alpha Mu is founded in the City College of New York by 8 Jewish young men.

 

 

 

1914 – Battleship HMS Bulwark explodes at Sheerness Harbor England788 die

 

 

 

 

 

1922 – English archaeologist Howard Carter opens Toetanchamon’s (Tut) tomb

1924 – Mongolian People’s Republic proclaimed

1939 – 4 soviet soldiers killed on Finnish-Russian border

1940 – Leidse students strike

1940 – Nazi Germany began walling off the Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw

1941 – British North African commandant General Cunningham lay-offs

1941 – British troops conquer Belhamed, Sidi Rezegh & El Duda

1941 – Japanese carrier force left its base & moves east toward Pearl Harbor

1942 – “Casablanca” premieres at Hollywood Theatre, NYC

1944 – 1st allied marines move onto Antwerp harbor

1944 – Himmler orders destruction of Auschwitz & Birkenau crematoriums

1945 – During snow storm, school bus crashes, kills 15 (Washington)

1949 – India adopts a constitution as a British Commonwealth Republic

 

 

 

1950 – China enters Korean conflictsends troops across Yalu River

 

 

 

 

 

 

1952 – 1st modern 3-D movie “Bwana Devil,” premieres in Hollywood

1953 – Yamada Koun, leader of Sanbo Kyodan line of Zen, found 1st awakening

1955 – Emergency crisis proclaimed in Cyprus

1956 – “The Price Is Right” debuts on NBC

1956 – USSR single sculls winner Vyacheslav Ivanov wins Olympic gold medal in his excitement he jumps for joy, & loses his medal, it sinks

1963 – 29th Heisman Trophy Award: Roger Staubach, Navy (QB)

1963 – Cincinnati 2nd baseman Pete Rose wins NL Rookie of Year

1963 – Explorer 18 launched

1966 – 1st major tidal power plant opens at Rance estuary, France

1968 – 34th Heisman Trophy Award: O J Simpson, Southern Cal (RB)

1969 – 35th Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Owens, Oklahoma (RB)

1969 – Creams’ final concert (Royal Albert Hall)

1969 – Lottery for Selective Service draftees bill signed by President Nixon

1973 – Nixon’s personal sec, Rose Mary Woods, tells a federal court she accidentally caused part of 18½ minute gap in a key Watergate tape
1974 – Approximately 140 die when suspension bridge collapses (Nepal)

1975 – Fed jury finds Lynette Fromme guilty of attempted assassination

1977 – ‘Vrillon’, claiming to be the representative of the ‘Ashtar Galactic Command’, takes over Britain’s Southern Television for six minutes at 5:12 PM.

1978 – 10 die as fire erupts at Holiday Inn in Rochester, NY

1978 – 1st lesbian theme TV movie – “Question of Love”

1980 – Mike Schmidt is unanimous choice as NL MVP

1982 – Howard Cossell calls his last fight after being disgusted by Larry Holmes-Tex Cobb mismatch

 

 

 

1983 – Heathrow Airport, robbed of 6,800 gold bars worth $38.7 million(see UE 11/25 Events)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1985 – 23rd Space Shuttle Mission (61-B)-Atlantis 2-is launched

1985 – Random House buys Richard Nixons memoires for $3,000,000

1988 – Pioneer 6’s closest approach to Earth since 1965 launch (1.87 M km)

 

 

 

1989 – Commoros coup under Robert Denard

 

 

 

 

 

1990 – Matsushita purchases MCA for $6.6 billion

1991 – Condoms are handed out to thousands of NY High School students

1993 – Political campaigners James Carville (49) & Mary Matalin wed

1995 – Dolphins QB Dan Marino sets NFL record with 343rd touchdown pass

1998 – Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland’s parliament.

2003 – Concorde makes its last ever flight over Bristol, England.

2004 – Ruzhou School massacre: a man stabs and kills eight people and seriously wounds another four in a school dormitory in Ruzhou, China.

 

 

 

2008 – Terrorist attacks in Mumbai, IndiaTen coordinated attacks by Pakistan-based terrorists kill 164 and injure more than 250 people in Mumbai, India.

 

 

 

 

 

Births

1288 – Emperor Go-Daigo of Japan (d. 1339)

 

 

 

 

 

1436 – Princess Catherine of Portugal, writer (d. 1463)

1607 – John Harvard, England, clergyman/scholar, founded Harvard Univ

1609 – Henry Dunster, English president of Harvard College (d. 1659)

1678 – Jean Jacques d’Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist (d. 1771)

1703 – Theophilus Cibber, English actor and writer (d. 1758)

1736 – Charles-Joseph Panckoucke, French publisher (Mercure de France)

1810 – William G Armstrong, of Cragside, Baron/British industralist (hydraulic crane)

1816 – William Henry Talkbot Walker, Major General (Confederate Army)

1827 – Alfred Moore Scales, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1892

1832 – Mary Edwards Walker, US, doctor/women’s rights leader

1832 – Karl Rudolf König, German physicist (d. 1901)

1857 – Ferdinand de Saussure, Swiss linguist (d. 1913)

1858 – Katharine Drexel, Roman Catholic Saint (d. 1955)

1862 – Mark A Stein, archaeologist

1869 – Maud, Queen of Norway (d. 1938)

1894 – Norbert Wiener, US, mathematician/discovered cybernetics

1895 – Bertil Lindblad, Swedish astronomer (Milky Way system)

1898 – Karl Ziegler, Helsa, German Empire, chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (polymers), (d. 1973)

1899 – Bruno Hauptmann, German kidnapper of Charles Augustus Lindbergh III (d. 1936)

1902 – Gerrit Jan van der Veen, [Wolffensperger], Dutch resistance fighter

1907 – Ruth Patrick, American botanist

1908 – Charles Forte, Italian/British hotel magnate (Savoy)

1909 – Eugene Ionesco, playwright

1909 – Frances Dee, American actress (d. 2004)

1912 – Eric Sevareid, Velva ND, newscaster (CBS Weekend News)

1913 – Foy Draper, US, relay runner (Olympic-gold-1936)

 

 

 

1919 – Frederik PohlUSsci-fi author (3 HugoGatewayBipohl)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1921 – Verghese Kurien, Calicut, British India, engineer (billion-litre idea), (d.2012)

 

 

 

1922 – Charles M SchulzMinneapolis MNcartoonist (Peanuts), (d. 2000)

 

 

 

 

 

1930 – Berthold Leibinger, German Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

1931 – Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Buenos Argentina, (1980 Nobel Peace Prize)

1931 – Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo, Italy, downhill skier (Olympic-bronze-1952)

1933 – Robert Goulet, American singer and actor (d. 2007)

1934 – Ludmila Shevtsova, USSR, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1960)

1935 – Marian Mercer, Akron Ohio, actress/singer (Dean Martin Show)

1937 – Boris Borisovich Yegorov, USSR, doctor/cosmonaut (Voskhod I)

1938 – Elizabeth E Bailey, university dean (Carnegie Mellon)

 

 

 

1938 – Jeremy Boordaadmiral , US Navy

 

 

 

 

 

1938 – Rich LittleOttawa Canadaimpressionist/actor (Love on a Rooftop)

 

Rich Little roasts Don Rickles

Rich Little Impressions

The Man of A Thousand Voices

 

 

 

 

1938 – Rodney Jory, Australian physicist

 

 

 

1939 – Tina Turner, [Anna Mae Bullock], Brownsville Txsinger (Proud Mary)

 

Proud Mary

What´s Love Got To Do With It

Private Dancer

Acid Queen Live 2009

 

 

 

 

1943 – Jan Stenerud, Norway, NFL place kicker (Kansas City Chiefs)

1944 – Jean Terrell, Texas, rocker (Supremes)

1945 – John McVie, British rock bassist (Fleetwood Mac-Rumours, Tusk)

1946 – Bert Bouquet, bassist (Earth & Fire, Focus)

1946 – Burt Reiter, rocker (Focus)

1948 – Galina Prozumenschikova, USSR, 200m backstroke (Olympic-gold-1964)

1949 – Juanin Clay, American actress (d. 1995)

1949 – Vincent A. Mahler, American educator

1951 – La Cicciolina, [Ilona Staller], Budapest Hungary, Italian MP

1954 – Roz Chast, American cartoonist

1955 – Tracy [Raye] Hickman, US, sci-fi author (Dragons of Spring Dawning)

 

 

 

1956 – Dale JarrettAmerican racecar driver

 

 

 

 

 

1961 – Lisa Moretti, American professional wrestler

1962 – Chuck Finley, Monroe LA, pitcher (California Angels)

1963 – Mario Elie, NBA forward/guard (Houston Rockets)

1963 – Adam Gaynor, American musician (Matchbox Twenty)

1964 – Vreni Schneider, Swiss alpine skier (Olympics-Gold-1988)

 

 

 

1966 – Sue WicksWNBA forward (NY Liberty)

 

 

 

 

 

1969 – Kara Walker, American artist

1970 – Dave Hughes, Australian comedian

1971 – Emma Robinson, Montreal Quebec, rower (Olympics-96)

1972 – Nicole Beach, Phoenix AZ, model (Wonderbra)

1974 – Richard Ikeda, Kamloops BC, gymnast (Olympics-96)

1977 – Ivan Basso, Italian bicyclist

1977 – Forrest Griffin, American MMA-fighter

1978 – Matthew Taylor, American bassist (Motion City Soundtrack)

1979 – B.J. Averell, American online tutor and reality television contestant

1981 – Jamie Fiske, liver transplant recipient

 

 

 

1981 – Natasha BedingfieldBritish singer

 

 

 

 

 

1983 – Chris Hughes, American businessman, co-founder of Facebook

1986 – Konstadinos Filippidis, Greek pole vaulter

1988 – Yumi Kobayashi, Japanese fashion model

 

 

Deaths

399 – Pope Staint Siricius, reigned 384-99

666 – Yeon Gaesomun dictator of Goguryeo (other sources indicate death date as 664 or 665)

1126 – Al-Borsoki, emir of Aleppo-Mosoel, assassinated

1240 – Edmund Van Abingdon, archbishop of Canterbury/saint, dies

1326 – Hugh the younger Despenser, English knight (b. 1286)

1504 – Queen Isabella I of Castile (b. 1451)

1639 – John Spottiswoode, Scottish historian (b. 1565)

1651 – Henry Ireton, English gen/parliament leader (Marston Moor), dies at 40

1689 – Marquard Gude, German archaeologist (b. February 1, 1635)

1719 – John Hudson, British classical scholar (b. 1662)

1780 – James Denham Steuart, 4th Baronet, British economist (b. 1712)

 

 

 

1836 – John MacAdamBritish road builder (b. 1756)

 

 

 

 

 

1851 – Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult, French marshal (b. 1769)

 

 

 

1883 – Sojourner Truthabolitionist/women’s rights advocatedies at 96

 

 

 

 

 

1885 – Thomas Andrews, Irish physicist/chemist (ozone), dies at 71

1896 – Emil du Bois-Reymond, German physician (b. 1818)

1926 – John M Brown, US weapons constructer, dies

1928 – Reinhard Scheer, German admiral (WW I), dies at 65

 

 

 

1943 – Edward H “Butch” O’HareUS pilot/lt-comdrdies in battle

 

 

 

 

 

1952 – Sven Hedin, Swedish explorer (b. 1865)

1956 – Tommy Dorsey, big bandleader, dies at 51

1965 – Wild Bill Elliott, cowboy actor (49’ers), dies of cancer at 60

 

 

 

1970 – Benjamin O Davis Sr, 1st black general, dies at 93 in Chicago(see UE 10/27 Events)

 

 

 

 

 

1971 – Joe Adonis, US crime-syndicate boss in NY & NJ, dies at 68

1987 – Thomas G Lanphier Jr, US WW II pilot, dies at 71

 

 

 

1991 – Ed HeinemannAmerican aircraft designer (Douglas Aircraftb. 1908)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1994 – David Bache, designer, dies at 69

1994 – Nimrod Workman, folksinger, dies at 99

1996 – Paul Rand, graphic designer, dies at 82

2002 – Verne Winchell, American doughnut entrepreneur (b. 1915)

 

 

 

2005 – Stan Berenstainchildren’s author, (d. 2005)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006 – Dave Cockrum, American comic book artist (b. 1943)

2006 – Stephen Heywood, American builder (b. 1969)

2006 – Isaac Gálvez, Spanish procyclist (b. 1975)

 

 

 

2007 – Silvestre HerreraMexican-born American soldierMedal of Honor recipient. (b. 1917)

 

 

 

 

HERRERA, SILVESTRE S. Photo

 

 

 

 

2007 – Steve Fossett, American Aviator (b. 1944)

2008 – Edna Parker, American supercentenarian (b. 1893)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

1034 – King Malcolm II of Scotland (Máel Coluim mac Cináeda), King of Scots dies (b. 980). Donnchad, the son of his second daughter Bethóc and Crínán of Dunkeld, inherits the throne.

1165 – RC German emperor Frederik I Barbarossa visits Utrecht

1177 – Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and Raynald of Chatillon defeat Saladin at the Battle of Montgisard.

1185 – Pope Lucius III (Ubaldo Allucingoli) reigned 1181-85, dies and is replaced by Umberto Crivelli (Pope Urban III)

1277 – Giovanni Gaetano Orsini elected as Pope Nicolas III

1357 – Charles IV issues letter of protection of Jews of Strasbourg Alsace

 

 

 

1491 – The siege of Granadalast Moorish stronghold in Spainbegins.

 

 

 

 

 

1500 – Governor De Bobadilla of Santo Domingo captures Columbus

1667 – A deadly earthquake rocks Shemakha, in the Caucasus, killing 80,000 people.

1703 – The Great Storm of 1703, the greatest windstorm ever recorded in the southern part of Great Britain, reaches its peak intensity which it maintains through November 27. Winds gust up to 120 mph, and 9,000 people perish in the mighty gale.

1715 – 1st English patent granted to an American, for processing corn

1744 – Austrian forces pillage & kill Jews of Prague

1758 – Britain capture Ft Duquesne (later Fort Pitt/Pittsburgh) from French 

1783 – Britain evacuates NYC, their last military position in US

1792 – Farmer’s Almanac 1st published

1817 – 1st sword swallower in US performs (NYC)

1834 – Delmonico’s, one of NY’s finest restaurants, provides a meal of soup, steak, coffee & half a pie for 12 cents

1839 – A cyclone slams India with high winds and a 40 foot storm surge, destroying the port city of Coringa (never to be entirely rebuilt again). The storm wave sweeps inland, taking with it 20,000 ships and thousands of people. An estimated 300,000 deaths result from the disaster.

1841 – 35 Amistad survivors return to Africa

 

 

 

1863 – Battle of Missionary RidgeTennessee

 

 

 

 

 

1864 – Confederate plot to burn NYC, fails

1864 – Confederate retreat at Sandersville, Georgia

1867 – Alfred Nobel patents dynamite

1867 – US Congress commission looks into “impeachment” of President Andrew Johnson

1874 – The United States Greenback Party is established as a political party consisting primarily of farmers affected by the Panic of 1873.

1876 – Indian Wars: In retaliation for the American defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, United States Army troops sack Chief Dull Knife’s sleeping Cheyenne village at the headwaters of the Powder River.

1884 – John B Meyenberg of St Louis patents evaporated milk

1897 – Spain grants Puerto Rico autonomy

 

 

 

1899 – Battle at GraspanCape colonyGeneral Methuen beats Farmers

 

 

 

 

 

1912 – American College of Surgeons incorporates in Springield, Ill

1920 – 1st Thanksgiving Parade (Phila)

1922 – Archaeologist Howard Carter enters King Tut’s tomb

1930 – 690 earthquake shocks recorded in 1 day (Ito Japan)

1933 – 1st Soviet liquid fuel rocket attains altitude of 261′ (80m)

1937 – World’s fair of Paris closes (31.2 million visitors)

1940 – Patria, carrying illegal immigrants, sinks in port of Haifa, 200 die

1940 – U of Mich retires Tom Harmon’s #98

 

 

 

1940 – Woody Woodpecker debuts with release of Walter Lantz’s “Knock Knock

 

Knock Knock

 

 

 

 

1940 – First flight of the deHavilland Mosquito and Martin B-26 Marauder.

1941 – German Jews in Netherlands declared stateless (lose of nationality)

1944 – World War II: A German V-2 rocket hits a Woolworth’s store in Deptford, United Kingdom, killing 160 shoppers.

 

 

 

1948 – Ft Funston’s 16-inch coastal guns removed

 

 

 

 

 

1949 – “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” appears on music charts

1949 – Ted Williams, wins AL MVP

1950 – UN gives Eritrea to Ethiopia

1951 – 17 die in a train crash in Woodstock Alabama, America

1951 – Cleveland Browns penalized a record 209 yards against Chicago Bears

1952 – George Meany appointed as chairman of AFL

1953 – Earthquake/tsnunami strike Honshu Japan

1955 – Race segregation forbidden on trains & buses between US states

1957 – Pres Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, impairing his speech

1960 – “Amos ‘n’ Andy” made its last broadcast on CBS radio

1960 – 1st atomic reactor for research & development, Richland Wa

1960 – CBS ends last 4 radio soap operas (Ma Perkins, Right to Happiness, Young Dr Malone & 2nd Mrs Burton) & cancels 4 other series

 

 

 

1960 – The Mirabal sisters of the Dominican Republic are assassinated.

 

 

 

 

 

1961 – NBA’s Bob Cousy becomes 2nd player to score 15,000 points

1966 – Jimi Hendrix Experience makes its London debut at Bag O’ Nails Club

1966 – Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) closes down (reopen 12/31)

1970 – Yankees catcher Thurman Munson wins AL Rookie of Year

1970 – In Japan, author Yukio Mishima and two compatriots commit ritualistic suicide after an unsuccessful coup attempt.

 

 

 

1971 – 37th Heisman Trophy AwardPat SullivanAuburn (QB)

 

 

 

 

 

1973 – 3 Palestinians hijack KLM B747 above Iraq, to Dubai

1973 – Bloodless military coup ousts Greek Pres George Papadopoulos

1973 – Maximum speed limit cut to 55 MPH as an energy conservation measure

1974 – Irish Republican Army is outlawed in Britain following deaths of 21

1976 – OJ Simpson gains 273 yards for Buffalo vs Detroit

1976 – The Band’s farewell concert at SF’s Winterland Ballroom

1976 – Viking 1 radio signal from Mars help prove genl theory of relativity

1977 – David Steed balanced stationary on a bike for 9 hrs 15 mins

1977 – Thomas Hearns KOs Jerome Hill in 2 rounds in his 1st pro fight

1979 – Israel returns Alma oilfields in Gulf of Suez to Egypt

1979 – Pittsburgh gains 606 net yards against Cleveland, winning 33-30

1980 – Imran Khan scores his 1st Test Cricket ton, 123 v WI Lahore

1980 – Sugar Ray Leonard defeats Duran regains WBC welterweight championship

1981 – Failed coup by South African mercenaries in Seychelles

1981 – Rollie Fingers is 1st relief pitcher to win AL MVP

1982 – The Minneapolis Thanksgiving Day Fire destroys an entire city block, including the Northwestern National Bank building and the recently closed Donaldson’s Department Store.

1983 – Larry Holmes TKOs Marvis Frazier in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1983 – Soyuz T-9 returns to Earth, 149 days after take-off

1983 – Syria & Saudi Arabia announce cease-fire in PLO civil war in Tripoli

 

 

 

1983 – World’s greatest robbery 25,000,000 pounds of goldHeathrowEngland ( Nov 26 )

 

 

 

1984 – William Schroeder, is 2nd to receive Jarvik-7 artificial heart

1986 – Iran-Contra affair erupts, Pres Reagan reveals secret arm deal

1987 – Supertyphoon Nina pummels the Philippines with category 5 winds of 165 mph and a surge that swallows entire villages. at least 1,036 deaths attributed to the storm.

1988 – Chuck Berry pays $250 fine to resolve NYC assault charges

1988 – US & Soviet chess grand masters Donaldson & Akhmilovskaya wed

1990 – Lech Walesa wins in Poland’s 1st popular election

1993 – Failed bomb attack on Egyptian premier Atef Sedki, 1 dead

1996 – After 24 years, Disneyland Main Street Electrical Parade, ends

1997 – US telephone tech Richard Bliss, arrested for spying in Russia

2005 – Polish Minister of National Defence Radek Sikorski opens Warsaw Pact archives to historians. Maps of possible nuclear strikes against Western Europe, as well as the possible nuclear annihilation of 43 Polish cities and 2 million of its citizens by Soviet-controlled forces, are released.

2008 – A car bomb in St. Petersburg, Russia, kills three people and injures one.

2009 – Powerful storm brings 3 years worth of rain in 4 hours to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, sparking terrible floods known as the 2009 Jeddah Floods, which kill over 150 people and sweep thousands of cars away right in the middle of Hajj in the second largest city of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah.

 

 

 

Births

1454 – Catherine Cornaro, queen of Cyprus (d. 1510)

1501 – Yi Hwang, Confucian scholar (d. 1570)

1577 – Piet Hein, Dutch naval commander and folk hero (d. 1629)

1703 – Jean-François Séguier, French astronomer and botanist (d. 1784)

1714 – Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician (d. 1783)

1721 – Willem Crul, admiral (West-Indies)

1814 – Julius Robert von Mayer, German physician and physicist (d. 1878)

1823 – Joseph Alexander Cooper, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1910

1825 – Edward Augustus Wild, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1891

 

 

 

1835 – Andrew CarnegieScottish/US industrialist/philanthropist

 

 

 

 

 

 

1841 – Ernst Schröder, German mathematician (d. 1902)

1843 – Henry Ware Eliot American industrialist, philanthropist and the father of T. S. Eliot (d. 1919)

1844 – Karl F Benz, German designer/auto manufacturer (4-taktmotor)

 

 

 

1846 – Carrie NationAmerican temperance advocate (d. 1911)

 

 

 

 

 

1852 – Johan N Salvator, [Johann Orth], archduke of Austria

1874 – Joe Gans, American boxer (d. 1910)

1880 – Leonard S Woolf, English author/husband of Virginia Woolf

1887 – Nikolai Vavilov, Russian geneticist (d. 1943)

1890 – Isaac Rosenberg, English war poet and artist (d. 1918)

1903 – Martin Soames, traveller

1903 – William Dehart Hubbard, Cin Ohio, long jumper (Olympic-gold-1924)

1904 – Lillian Copeland, US discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1932)

1907 – John Stuart Hindmarsh, British racing driver and aviator (d. 1938)

1909 – Hugh Davson, physiologist/writer

1913 – Lewis Thomas, American physician and essayist (d. 1993)

1914 – “Joltin'” Joe DiMaggio, Yankee Clipper (56 game hitting streak), (d. 1999)

 

 

 

1914 – Eddie Boydblues vocal/pianist (Mississippi)

 

 

Five Long Years

Too Bad with Peter Green

Night Time Is The Right Time

The Blues Is Here To Stay

 

 

 

 

1915 – Augusto Pinochet, general/president (Chile)

1919 – Ricardo Montalban, Mx, actor (Fantasy Island, Star Trek II, Naked Gun)

1924 – Paul Desmond, US jazz saxophonist

1924 – Takaaki Yoshimoto, Japanese poet, critic, and philosopher.

1925 – Jeffrey Hunter, Orleans La, actor (Christopher Pike-Star Trek Cage)

1926 – Murray Schisgal, playwright (Luv)

1926 – Poul [William] Anderson, US, sci-fi author (7 Hugos, Mirkheim)

 

 

 

1928 – James “Jimmy” JohnsonUS gospel/blues singer/guitarist

 

As The Years Go Passing By

Take Five

One Room Country Shack with Buddy Guy

Sky is Crying

 

 

 

 

1933 – Lenny Moore, NFL back (Baltimore Colts)

1938 – John “Jack” Baines, mountaineering publisher

1939 – Martin Feldstein, economist (1977 John Bates Clark Medal)

1940 – Percy Sledge, soul singer (When A Man Loves A Woman)

1940 – Richard Furrer, Worgl Germany, astronaut (STS 22)

1940 – Joe Gibbs, American football coach

1943 – Roy Lynes, rocker (Status Quo)

1944 – Ben Stein, American actor

 

 

 

1947 – John LarroquetteNew Orleans LAactor (Dan Fielding-Night Court)

 

Night Court

Winners Circle

John Larroquette Show

CSI: NY

 

 

 

 

1948 – Storm Field, [Elliot], NY, weatherman (WABC TV, WCBS TV)

1949 – Rita Jenrette, San Antonio Tx, wife of Rep John Jenrette (D-SC)

1949 – [Boris] Alexander Godunov, Sakhalin USSR, dancer/actor (Die Hard)

1951 – Bucky Dent, all star shortstop (Chicago White Sox, NY Yankees)

1953 – Jeffrey Skilling, American former CEO of Enron

1956 – Liana Vicens, Puerto Rico, 100m breaststroke (Olympics 1968)

1960 – Amy Grant, Augusta, Georgia, American gospel/rock singer (Glory of Love, Baby Baby)

1960 – Mary Ostergren, St Paul Minn, biathelete (Olympics-1994)

1963 – Bernie Kosar, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Browns)

1963 – Holly Cole, Canadian jazz singer

1964 – Wendy Wyland, Jackson Mich, platform diver (Olympic-bronze-1984)

1965 – Mike Gebhardt, Columbus Ohio, mistral yachter (Olympics-6th-1996)

1965 – Yasmin “Yaz” Farooq, Waupun Wisc, rower (Olympics-4th-92, 96)

1967 – Anthony Nesty, swimmer (won Suriname’s 1st gold olympic medal)

1967 – Gregg Turkington, American comedian (as Neil Hamburger) and musician

1971 – Christina Applegate, Hollywood, actress (Kelly-Married With Children)

1976 – Donovan McNabb, American football player

1977 – Marcus Marshall, Australian racing driver

1978 – Lauren Hewitt, Australian 100m/200m runner (Olympics-96)

1978 – Ringo Shiina, Japanese musician

1981 – Barbara and Jenna Bush (twin daughters of U.S. president George W. Bush)

1981 – Mauricio Rua, Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist

1983 – Joey Chestnut, American champion competitive eater

1986 – Amber Hagerman, American kidnapping and murder victim, basis of the Amber Alert system (d. 1996)

1990 – Yasmin van der Meer, 15 millionth Netherlander

 

 

 

Deaths

311 – Peter of Alexandria, Christian martyr

992 – Mieszko I, Polish advisor to Pope John XV, dies

1120 – William Adelin, son and heir of Henry I of England (b. 1104) dies in White Ship tragedy trying to save his illegitimate half-sister Countess of Perche while crossing the English Channel

 

 

 

1326 – Prince KoreyasuJapanese shogun (b. 1264)

 

 

 

 

 

1374 – Philip II of Taranto, Titular emperor of Costantinople (b. 1329)

1456 – Jacques Coeur, French merchant/banker, dies in battle

1560 – Andrea Doria, Italian naval leader (b. 1466)

1686 – Nicolas Steno, Danish geologist (b. 1638)

1694 – Ismael Bullialdus, French astronomer (b. 1605)

1700 – Stephanus Van Cortlandt, American politician (b. 1643)

1748 – Isaac Watts, British hymnwriter (b. 1674)

1865 – Heinrich Barth, German historian/geographer (Central Africa), dies

1881 – Theobald Boehm, German inventor of the modern flute (b. 1794)

1885 – Thomas A Hendricks, 21st VP, dies at 66, 8 months after taking office

1913 – Robert S Ball, Irish mathematician/astronomer (Ball Screw), dies

1920 – Gaston Chevrolet, French-born American race car driver and automobile pioneer (b. 1892)

1923 – Ernst Debes, German cartographer (Moon Atlas), dies at 83

1948 – Kanbun Uechi, karate master (b. 1877)

 

 

 

1949 – Luther “Bill” Robinson, “Bojangles” famed tap dancerdies at 71

 

Bill Bojangles Robinson and Shirley Temple

The Sand Dance

Great Tap Dancing

Let’s Scuffle

 

 

 

 

1958 – Charles F Kettering, invented auto self-starter, dies at 82

1968 – Upton Beall Sinclair, US author (Jungle), dies at 90

1968 – Paul Siple, American explorer of the Antarctic. (b. 1908)

1971 – Hank Mann, actor (Keystone Kops), dies at 84

1972 – Hans H B Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic), dies at 79

1972 – Henri Coandă, Romanian aerodynamics pioneer (b. 1886)

1973 – Laurence Harvey, actor (Of Human Bondage), dies of cancer at 45

1973 – Albert DeSalvo, Boston strangler, stabbed to death in prison

1974 – Nick Drake, rocker, dies of a drug overdose at 26

1974 – [Sithu] U Thant, UN Sec-General (1961-72), dies in NY of cancer at 65

1981 – Jack Albertson, actor (Chico & the Man), dies at 74

1989 – Alva R. Fitch, American World War II and Korean soldier (b. 1907)

1990 – Bill Vukovich, Indie 500 driver, dies in crash at 27

1993 – Anthony Burgess, novelist (Clockwork Orange), dies of cancer at 76

 

 

 

1995 – Ambrose Thibodeauxcajun accordionistdies at 92

 

Grand Mamou

Elton Waltz

Lafayette Two Step

Les Haricots Sont Pas Salés

 

 

 

 

1997 – Fenton RobinsonUS blues guitarist (Tennessee Woman), dies at 62

 

Somebody Loan Me A Dime

Slick and Greasy

The Sky Is Crying

Don’t Start Me To Talkin’

 

 

 

 

1998 – Nelson Goodman, American philosopher (b. 1906)

 

 

 

1998 – Flip WilsonAmerican actor and comedian (b. 1933)

 

The Church Of What’s Happening Now

Early Standup

                                                           Geraldine with Ray Charles                                                           

Flip Wilson Show with Lucille Ball

 

 

 

 

2005 – George Best, former footballer dies at age 59 after suffering multiple organ failures (Manchester United, Northern Ireland)

2006 – Sean Bell, American shooting victim (b. 1983)

2006 – Luciano Bottaro, Italian comic book artist (b. 1931)

2006 – Kenneth M. Taylor, American pilot (b. 1919)

2010 – C. Scott Littleton, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1933)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

380 – Theodosius I makes his adventus, or formal entry, into Constantinople.

496 – Anastasius II succeeds Gelasius I as Catholic Pope

642 – Theodore I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

1105 – Rabbi Nathan ben Yehiel of Rome completes Talmudic dictionary

1190 – Isabella of Jerusalem marries Conrad of Montferrat at Acre, making him de jure King.

1434 – Thames River freezes

 

 

 

1542 – Battle at Solway MossEnglish beat Scottish King James

 

 

 

 

 

1587 – Battle at Auneau: Henri de Guise wins

1639 – 1st observation of transit of Venus occured (only 2, record event)

1642 – Abel Janzoon Tasman discovers Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)

1643 – Battle at Tuttlingen: Beiers army under Gen Mercy beats France

1655 – English Lord Protector Cromwell bans Anglicans

1703 – 1st Lutheran pastor ordained in America, Justus Falckner at Phila

1715 – Thames River freezes

1759 – Destructive eruption of Vesuvius

1832 – South Carolina passes Ordinance of Nullification

1835 – Texas Rangers, mounted police force authorized by Texas Provisional Government

1859 – Charles Darwin publishes “On the Origin of Species”

 

 

 

1863 – Battle of Chattanooga, Columbia & Lookout Mt begins in Tennessee ( see UE Events 11/23)

 

 

 

 

 

1871 – National Rifle Association organized (NYC)

 

 

 

 

 

1874 – Joseph F Glidden patents barbed wire

1896 – 1st US absentee voting law enacted by Vermont

1903 – Clyde Coleman of NYC patents automobile electric starter

1915 – Serbian leader flees to Albania

1917 – Nine police officers and one civilian are killed when a bomb explodes at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin police headquarters building.

1918 – Béla Can forms Hungarian Communist Party

1922 – Italian parliament gives Benito Mussolini dictatorial powers “for 1 year”

1925 – Eugene O’Neill Theater (Coronet, Forrest) opens at 230 W 49th St NYC

1930 – 1st woman pilot on a transcontinental air flight Miss Ruth Nichols (Mineola, NY to California), in a Lockheed-Vega, took 7 days

1932 – In Washington, D.C., the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens.

1936 – Pacifist/anti fascist writer Carl Von Ossietzky sent to concentration camp, award Nobel Peace Prize

 

 

 

1941 – Indian infantry attacks German tanks at Sidi Omar

 

 

 

 

 

1944 – US bombers based on Saipan, begin 1st attack on Tokyo

1948 – Ireland votes for independence from UK

1949 – Britain nationalizes it’s steel & iron industry

 

 

 

1950 – US infantry division conquerors Chonju Korea

 

 

 

 

 

1951 – British auto manufacturers Austin/Moris Motors merge

1954 – Air Force One, 1st US Presidential airplane, christened

1954 – France sends 20,000 soldiers to Algeria

1957 – Cleveland Browns’ fullback Jim Brown sets club record of 237 yds rushing

1960 – Wilt Chamberlain pulls down 55 rebounds in a game (NBA record)

1963 – 1st live murder on TV-Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald

1964 – For 1st time since 1800, residents of Wash DC permitted to vote

1966 – 400 die of respiratory failure & heart attack in killer NYC smog

 

 

 

1969 – Lt William L Calley, charged with massacre of over 100 civilians in My Lai Vietnam in March 1968, ordered to stand trial by court martial (see UE Events 11/12)

 

 

 

 

1971 – Dan “DB” Cooper parachutes from a Northwest AL 727 with $200,000

 

 

 

 

 

1971 – Prison rebellion at Rahway State Prison NJ

1974 – Gerald Ford & Leonid Brezhnev signs SALT-2-treaty

1977 – Miami Bob Greise passes for 6 touchdowns vs St Louis (55-14)

1979 – US admits troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic Agent Orange

1980 – Ronald Reagan Jr marries Doria Palmieri

 

 

 

1981 – 1st air-launched cruise missile tested

 

 

 

 

 

1982 – Yasuhiro Nakasone succeeds Zenko Suzuki as premier of Japan

1983 – PLO exchanges 6 Israeli prisoners for 4,500 Palestinians & Lebanese

1989 – Communist Party resigns in Czechoslovakia

1991 – 1st intl flight from Long Island’s MacArthur Airport (to Mexico)

1991 – Monica Seles, sets female tennis record winning $2,457,758 in a year

1991 – US 75th manned space mission “STS 44″ Atlantis 10 launched

1993 – Brady bill passes establishing 5-day waiting period for handgun sales

1993 – In Liverpool, 11-year-olds Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are convicted of the murder of 2-year-old James Bulger.

1996 – Rookie Karrie Webb wins LPGA Tour Championship

2005 – Leader of the Opposition in the Canadian Parliament Stephen Harper, introduces a motion of no confidence. The motion is passed on November 28 leading to the dissolution of the 38th Canadian Parliament.

2007 – Australians elect the Kevin Rudd-led centre-left Australian Labor Party at the federal election, ending the eleven-year tenure of the John Howard-led centre-right Liberal/National coalition government.

 

 

 

Births

1273 – Alphonso, Earl of Chester, son of Edward I of England (d. 1284)

1394 – Charles, Duke of Orléans, French poet (d. 1465)

1420 – John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (d. 1473)

1583 – Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet (d. 1641)

 

 

 

1632 – Baruch “Benedict” de SpinozaAmsterdamrationalist philosopher

 

 

 

 

 

1642 – Anne Hilarion de Cotentin, earl of Tourville/knight/admiral/marshal

1712 – Willem Bachiene, theologist/geographer/astronomer (Ecclesiastical)

1713 – Laurence Sterne, Ireland, novelist/satirist (Tristram Shandy)

1729 – Alexander Suvorov, Russian general (d. 1800)

1766 – J J Friedrich Weinbrenner, German architect/archaeologist

 

 

 

1784 – Zachary Taylor, (Whig12th Pres (Mar 5, 1849-July 9, 1850)

 

 

 

 

 

1806 – William Webb Ellis, credited with the invention of Rugby (d. 1872)

1815 – James Trapier, N Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1865

1815 – Grace Darling, English heroine (d. 1842)

1829 – William Passmore Carlin, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903

 

 

 

1853 – Bat MastersonAmerican gunfighter (d. 1921)

 

 

 

 

 

1859 – Cass Gilbert, American architect (d. 1934)

 

 

 

1864 – Henri de Toulouse-LautrecFrancepainter (At the Moulin Rouge)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1868 – Scott JoplinUSentertainer/composer (The Entertainer)

 

 

Maple Leaf Rag

The Entertainer

Bethena

Solace

1876 – Walter Griffin, US architect, city planner; designed Canberra, Aust

1886 – Margaret Caroline Anderson, American publisher (d. 1973)

1887 – Erich von Manstein, German military commander (d. 1973)

1888 – Dale Carnegie, author (How to Win Friends & Influence People)

1888 – Fredrick Willius, American cardiologist (d. 1972)

1896 – Charles “Lucky” Luciano, Sicily, NYC Mafia gangster, (d. 1962)

1911 – Walter Goetz, illustrator cartoonist/painter

1912 – Garson Kanin, Rochester NY, playwright/producer (Double Life)

1912 – Geraldine Fitzgerald, Dublin Ireland, actress (Pawnbroker, Easy Money)

1912 – Theodore “Teddy” Wilson, US jazz pianist/arranger

1913 – Gisela Mauermeyer, Germany, discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1936)

1916 – Forrest J Ackerman, invented the term “sci-fi”

1918 – Tom “Stubby” Fouts, Carroll County Ind, actor (Polka-go-round)

1918 – William Strethan “Wild Bill” Davis, musician

1925 – William F. Buckley Jr, New York, American conservative author and commentator (National Review, Firing Line)

1930 – Bob Friend, baseball player

1938 – Oscar Robertson [The Big O], NBA guard (Cin, Milwaukee, Olympic-gold-1960)

 

 

 

1938 – Charles StarkweatherAmerican Spree Killer (d. 1959)

 

 

 

 

 

1939 – Jim Yester, Birmingham Alabama, rock vocalist/guitarist (Association)

1939 – Yoshinobu Miyake, Japan, featherweight (Olympic-gold-1964, 68)

 

 
1941 – Donald “Duck” DunnTN, bassist (Booker T-MG’s , Walkin’ the Dog), (d, 2012)

 

 

Green Onions

TIME IS TIGHT

2 Minute History

BLUES BROTHERS LIVE 1978

 

 

 

 

1941 – Pete Best, drummer (Beatles)

1942 – Billy Connolly, Scotland, comedian/actor (Blue Money)

1942 – Marlin Fitzwater, press secretary (George Bush)

1943 – Lee Michaels, rocker

1946 – Bev[erley] Bevan, Birmingham England, rock drummer (ELO)

 

 

 

1946 – Ted BundyBurlington VTserial murderer

 

 

 

 

 

1947 – Dwight Schultz, Balt Md, actor (A-Team)

1948 – Spider Robinson, Canada, sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Callahan’s Secret)

1948 – Steve Yeager, catcher (LA Dodger)

1950 – Damon Evans, Balt Md, actor (Lionel-The Jeffersons)

1950 – Stanley Livingston, actor (Chip-My 3 Sons)

1952 – Norbert Haug, German motorsport executive (Mercedes Benz)

1955 – Elvis Ramone, American drummer (The Ramones)

1957 – Chris Hayes, California, rock guitarist (Huey Lewis & The News)

1957 – Denise Crosby, Hollywood California, actress (Tasha-Star Trek: Next Gen)

1961 – Carl Sundquist, Indianapolis Ind, cyclist (Olympics-96)

1961 – Arundhati Roy, Indian writer

1962 – John Squire, English pop guitarist (Stone Roses, She Bangs the Drums)

1964 – Brad Sherwood, American comedian

1964 – Tony Rombola, American guitarist (Godsmack)

1965 – Nyla Jane Carroll, New Plymouth NZ, 5k/10k/marathoner (Olympics-96)

1966 – Paul Robinett, American internet personality

1968 – Dawn Robinson, singer (En Vogue)

1968 – Ken Johnson, Quincy Mass, 3×40 rifle (Olympics-1996)

1970 – Chad Taylor, musician (Live)

1970 – Kelly Blair, Prosser Wash, heptathlete

1971 – Cosmas Ndeti, three-time Boston Marathon winner

1974 – Stephen Merchant, British comedian

1976 – Chen Lu, China, figure skater (Olympics-Bronze-94)

1978 – Katherine Heigl, Washington, D.C., actress (Grey’s Anatomy)

 

 

 

Deaths

654 – Emperor Kōtoku of Japan (b. 596)

1192 – Albert I van Leuven/Luik, Belgian bishop of Luik/saint, dies at 27

1468 – Jean de Dunois, French soldier (b. 1402)

1531 – Johannes Oecolampadius, German religious reformer (b. 1482)

1541 – Margaret Tudor, wife of James IV of Scotland (b. 1489)

 

 

 

1572 – John KnoxScottish preacherdies at about 67

 

 

 

 

 

 

1583 – René de Birague, French cardinal and chancellor (b. 1506)

1674 – Franciscus van Enden, Flemish jesuit/free thinker, executed at 72

1770 – Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian (b. 1685)

 

 

 

1781 – James CaldwellAmerican revolutionary (b. 1734)

 

File:James Caldwell American Revolution.jpg

 

 

 

 

1801 – Franz Moritz Graf von Lacy, Austrian field marshal (b. 1725)

 

 

 

1807 – Joseph BrantMohawk leader (b. 1742)

 

 

 

 

 

1840 – Cornelis RT Krayenhoff, fortress architect/cartographer, dies at 82

1863 – Claudius Charles Wilson, Confederate brig-gen during American Civil War, dies of fever at camp in Ringgold, Georgia

1885 – Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1875-85), dies at 27

 

 

 

1916 – Sir Hiram Stevens MaximAmerican-born gunsmith (b. 1840)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1923 – Michel de Klerk, architect (Amsterdam School), dies at 39

1943 – Doris Miller, American navy cook (b. 1919)

1957 – Diego Rivera, Mexican painter, dies at 70

1962 – James J Kilroy, tank inspector (Kilroy was here), dies at 60

1963 – Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK’s assassinator, shot dead by Jack Ruby

1964 – John Fabricius, playwright, dies at 55

1980 – George Raft, actor (Scarface, Johnny Angel, Mr Ace), dies at 85

 

 

 

1985 – Big Joe TurnerAmerican singer (b. 1911)

 

Shake, Rattle & Roll

Flip Flop Fly

Roll ‘Em Pete with Pete Johnson

Cherry Red

 

 

 

 

1990 – Juan Manuel Bordeu, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934)

1991 – Anton Furst, production designer (Batman), dies at 47

1991 – Eric Carr, drummer (Kiss-Beth), dies of cancer at 41

1991 – Freddie Mercury, British singer (Queen), dies of AIDS at 45

1992 – Theo Edison, son of Thomas Edison, dies at 94

 

 

 

1993 – Albert Collinsblues guitarist (Don’t Lose Your Cool), dies at 61(see UE 10/1 Births)

 

Videos

 

 

1993 – Imad Aqal, Palestinian Hamas leader, dies at 24

1994 – Jo Vis, Dutch resistance fighter (Yad Vashem), dies at 88

1994 – Tommy Boyce, songwriter (Boyce & Hart), dies at 55

2001 – Melanie Thornton, American dance/pop singer (b. 1967)

2002 – John Rawls, political philosopher (b. 1921)

2003 – Floquet de Neu, Ecuato Guinean albino gorilla (b. 1964)

2003 – Warren Spahn, Major League Baseball player (b. 1921)

2004 – Arthur Hailey, British-born author (b. 1920)

2005 – Pat Morita, American actor (b. 1932)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

800 – Charlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III.

1165 – Pope Alexander III returns from exile to Rome

1227 – Polish Prince Leszek I the White is assassinated at an assembly of Piast dukes at Gąsawa.

1248 – Conquest of Seville by the Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile.

1334 – St Clemens Flood: Dike breaks at Flemish/Zeeuwse/Dutch coast

1499 – Flemish pretender to the English throne Perkin Warbeck hanged for reportedly attempting to escape from Tower of London. Invaded England in 1497, claiming to be the lost son of King Edward IV

1556 – King Philip II confers with Dutch financial experts

1577 – Water Geuzen under capt Slope enter Amsterdam

1644 – Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship, and written by John Milton is published.

 

 

 

1654 – French mathematician, scientistand religious philosopher Blaise Pascal experiences an intensemystical vision that marks him for life.

 

 

 

 

 

1765 – People of Frederick County Md refuse to pay England’s Stamp tax

1783 – Annapolis Maryland, becomes US capital (until June 1784)

1835 – Henry Burden patents Horseshoe manufacturing machine (Troy NY)

1852 – Just past midnight, a sharp jolt causes Lake Merced to drop 30′ (9m)

 

 

 

1863 – Battle of Chattanooga & Orchard KnobTN begins

 

 

 

 

 

1863 – Patent granted for a process of making color photographs

1864 – -25] Battle at Ball’s Ferry Georgia (30 casualties)

1867 – The Manchester Martyrs were hanged in Manchester, England for rescuing two Irish men from jail.

1868 – Louis Ducos du Hauron patents trichrome color photo process

 

 

 

1869 – In Dumbarton, Scotlandthe clipper Cutty Sark is launched – one of the last clippers ever to be builtand the only one still surviving to this day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1887 – Notre Dame loses its 1st football game 8-0 to Michigan

1892 – Battle of Lomani Congo: Belgian unit beats Arabs, 1000-3000 killed

1897 – Andrew J Beard invents “jerry coupler,” to connect railroad cars

1897 – Pencil sharpener patented by J L Love

1899 – 1st jukebox (Palais Royal Hotel, SF)

1899 – Battle at Belmont, Cape colony: general Methuen beats Farmers

1903 – Enrico Caruso US debut (Metropolitan Opera House, NY) in “Rigoletto”

1904 – 3rd Olympic games close in St Louis

1906 – Joseph Smith, leader of the Mormon Church, convicted of polygamy

1909 – Wright Brothers forms million dollar corp to manufacture airplanes

1936 – 1st issue of Life, picture magazine created by Henry R Luce

1942 – Coast Guard Woman’s Auxiliary (SPARS) authorized

1942 – Col-gen Von Paul asks Hitler to surrender

1942 – German 4th & 6th Army surrounded at Stalingrad

1942 – Japans bombing of Port Darwin, Australia

 

 

 

1942 – Poon Lim set adrift for 133 days after his boat is torpedoed

 

 

 

 

 

1943 – US forces take control of Tarawa, Gilbert Island & Makin from Japs

1944 – US 7th army under Gen Patch conquers Straatsburg

1945 – Most US wartime rationing of foods, including meat & butter, ends

1946 – French Navy fire in Haiphong Vietnam, kills 6,000

1948 – Dr Frank G Back (NYC) patents lens to provide zoom effects

1954 – For the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the peak it reached just before the 1929 crash.

1960 – Tinseltown dedicated its Walk of Fame at Hollywood Blvd & Vine St

1962 – Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills is named NL’s MVP

1963 – “Doctor Who,” the long-running British sci-fi series debuts in England

1963 – JFK’s body, lay in repose in East Room of White House

1963 – LBJ proclaims Nov 25 a day of national mourning (for JFK)

1963 – Doctor Who first broadcast

1964 – Vatican abolished Latin as official language of Roman Catholic liturgy

1966 – Chicago outfielder Tommie Agee is voted AL Rookie of Year

1971 – China People’s Republic seated in UN Security Council

1974 – 60 Ethiopia government officials executed

1976 – Apneist Jacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100 m undersea without breathing equipment.

1977 – European weather satellite Meteosat 1 launched from Cape Canaveral

1979 – Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” released, sells 6 million copies in 2 weeks

1980 – 4,800 die in series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy

1982 – Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB & mated for STS-6

1982 – FCC drops limits on duration & frequency of TV ads

1983 – USSR leave weapon disarmament talks

1984 – Boston College QB Doug Flutie passes (472 yards), including game ending 48 yard TD (Hail Mary Pass) to end game & beat Miami 47-45

 

 

 

1985 – 58 die as Egyptian commandos storm hijacked Egyptair jet in Malta

 

 

 

 

 

1985 – Retired CIA analyst Larry Wu-tai Chin, arrested of spying for China

1989 – Pilots Union give up sympathy strike against Eastern Airlines

1991 – A day before he dies, Freddie Mercury, 45, confirms he has AIDS

1991 – Brigham Young Ty Detmer finishes NCAA career with record 4,031 yards passed in a season & 15,031 for career

1992 – 10,000,000 cellular telephone sold

2003 – Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze resigns following weeks of mass protests over flawed elections.

2005 – Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, elected president of Liberia, is the first woman to lead an African country.

2007 – MS Explorer, a cruise liner carrying 154 people, sank in the Antarctic Ocean south of Argentina after hitting an iceberg near the South Shetland Islands.

2009 – The Maguindanao massacre occurs in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Mindanao, Philippines

2010 – The Bombardment of Yeonpyeong occurs on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea. The North Korean artillery attack kills 2 civilians and 2 South Korean marines.

2011 – Arab Spring: After 11 months of protests in Yemen, The Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh Signs a deal to transfer power to the vice president, in exchange for legal immunity.

 

 

 

Births

912 – Otto I, the Great, German king, Holy Roman emperor (962-73)

1221 – Alfonso X (the Wise), king of Castile & Leon (1252-84)

1402 – Jean de Dunois, French soldier (d. 1468)

1417 – William FitzAlan, 16th Earl of Arundel, English politician (d. 1487)

1553 – Prospero Alpini, Italy, botanist/physician (De Medocoma Aegyptorum)

1616 – John Wallis, English mathematician/cryptographer (product of Wallis)

1632 – Jean Mabillon, French palaeographer and diplomat (d. 1707)

1705 – Thomas Birch, English historian (d. 1766)

1715 – Pierre Charles Le Monnier, French astronomer (d. 1799)

1749 – Edward Rutledge, (Gov-SC)/attorney/signer (Decl of Independence)

 

 

 

1804 – Franklin PierceHillsboro NH, (D14th Pres (1853-1857)

 

 

 

 

 

1809 – Horatio Phillips Van Cleve, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1815 – William Dennison, postmaster/general (Union), died in 1882

 

 

 

1819 – Benjamin Mayberry PrentissMjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1901

 

 

 

 

 

1820 – Isaac Todhunter, British mathematician (d. 1884)

1837 – Johannes van der Waals, Leiden, Netherlands, physicist (Nobel 1910, Liquid & Gas States), (d. 1923)

 

 

 

1859 – Billy the Kid, [William H Bonney], NYCfrontier outlaw, (d. 1881)

 

 

 

 

 

1860 – Karl Branting, Sweden, statesman/diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize 1921)

1864 – Henry Bourne Joy, American automobile executive (d. 1936)

1869 – Valdemar Poulsen, Danish engineer (d. 1942)

 

 

 

1878 – Ernest J KingUS fleet admiral/Chief of Naval Operations (WW II)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1883 – Jose Clemente Orozco, Mexico, painter (Epic of Culture in New World)

 

 

 

1887 – Boris Karloff, [William H Pratt], Dulwich Engldactor (Frankenstein)

 

 

 

 

 

1887 – Henry Moseley, English physicist (d. 1915)

1888 – Harpo Marx, [Adolph] NYC, actor/comedian (Marx brothers)

1894 – Ture Persson, Sweden, sprinter (Olympic-silver-1912)

1897 – Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian writer (d. 1999)

 

 

 

1902 – Aaron BankAmerican OSS officer and founder of the US Army Special Forces (d. 2004)

 

 

 

 

1908 – Nelson S. Bond, American science fiction writer (d. 2006)

1914 – [Arthur] Wilson “Bob” Tucker, US, sci-fi author (Time Masters)

1920 – Wayne Thiebaud, American painter

 

 

 

1923 – R. L. BurnsideAmerican bluesman ,musician (d. 2005)

 

Poor Black Mattie

Rollin and Tumblin

Goin’ Down South

 

 

 

 

1923 – Billy Haughton, American harness driver and trainer (d. 1986)

1925 – Johnny Mandel, American songwriter

1931 – Yevgeni Grischin, USSR, 500m/1500m speed skater (Oly-gold-1956, 60)

1931 – Gloria Lynne, American singer

1932 – Michael Knight, air chief marshall/British leader (NATO)

1933 – Hayes Jenkins, US, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1956)

1934 – Michael Wayne, producer (McQ, Chisum, Green Berets, McLintock)

1934 – Robert Towne, producer/screenwriter (Chinatown)

1939 – Betty Everett, US singer (Getting Mighty Crowded)

1941 – Franco Nero, Italian actor

1942 – Susan Anspach, American actress

1943 – Andrew Goodman, civil rights worker, murdered in 1964

1944 – Joe Eszterhas, screenwriter (Basic Instinct, Showgirls)

 

 

 

1945 – Steve LandesbergBronx NYcomedian/actor (Barney Miller)

 

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1946 – Diana Quick, London England, actress (Brideshead, Big Sleep, Odd Job)

1948 – Bruce Vilanch, American comedy writer

1951 – Bernd Landvoigt, German DR, coxless pairs (Olympics-gold-1976)

1951 – David Rappaport, London England, 3’11” actor (Wizard, Time Bandits)

1952 – Bill Troiano, musician

1954 – Bruce Hornsby, Williamsburg Va, rock vocalist

1955 – Steven Brust, [Karl Zoltan], US, sci-fi author (Yendi, Jhereg)

1956 – Shane Gould, Brisbane Queensland, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1972)

1957 – John “Jellybean” Benitez, music producer

1959 – Dominique Dunne, American actress (d. 1982)

1960 – Jayananda Warnaweera, cricketer (Sri Lankan fastish off-spin bowler)

1960 – Robin Roberts, American television reporter

1961 – Keith Ablow, American psychiatrist and author

1962 – Mike Nocito, rocker

1965 – Rodion Gataullin, Uzbekistan, pole vaulter (Olympics-silver-88)

1966 – Charlie Grover, musician (Sponge)

1967 – Diane O’Grady, North Bay Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)

1968 – Hamid Hassani, Iranian scholar and lexicographer

1970 – Oded Fehr, Israeli actor

1980 – David Britz, American nano-technologist

1980 – Jonathan Papelbon, American baseball player

1991 – Anurag Kashyap, 2005 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion

1992 – Miley Cyrus, Nashville, Tennessee, actress and singer (Hannah Montana, The Climb)

 

 

 

Deaths

615 – Columbanus, Irish monastery founder/poet/saint (Poenitentiale), dies

947 – Berthold, Duke of Bavaria

955 – Edred, King of England (b. c. 923)

1249 – Ajjoeb, sultan of Egypt, dies

1407 – Louis, duke of Orleans, murdered

1503 – Bona of Savoy, Italian noblewoman (b. 1449)

1503 – Margaret of York, wife of Charles I, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1446)

 

 

 

1616 – Richard HakluytEnglish writer , geographer (b. 1552)

 

 

 

 

 

1763 – Friedrich Graf von Seckendorf, German soldier (b. 1673)

1783 – Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician (b. 1714)

1814 – Elbridge Gerry, US merchant/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 70

1865 – René E de Russy, West Indian/US brig-general, dies at about 75

1902 – Walter Reed, US bacteriologist (Yellow Fever), dies

1937 – Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1858)

1937 – George Albert Boulenger, Belgian naturalist (b. 1858)

 

 

 

1973 – Sessue Hayakawaactor (Tokyo Joe)dies of cerebral thrombosis at 83

 

 

 

 

 

1974 – Cornelius Ryanwar reporter/historian (Bridge too Far), dies at 54

 

 

 

 

 

1979 – Merle Oberon, actress (Assignment Foreign Legion), dies at 68

1990 – Bo Diaz, catcher, crushed to death by a satellite dish at 37

 

 

 

1990 – Roald DahlBritish short story author (Sweet Mystery of Life), dies at 74

 

 

 

 

 

1991 – Klaus Kinski, actor (Android, Little Drummer Girl), dies at 65

1992 – Ray Acuff, country singer (Wahbash Cannonball), dies

1993 – Gerarda “Meik” Rueter, sculptor, dies at 89

1995 – Junior Walker, tenor saxophonist, dies of cancer at 64

1995 – Louis Malle, film director (Pretty Baby), dies at 63

2001 – O.C. Smith, American singer (b. 1932)

2006 – Betty Comden, American lyricist (b. 1917)

 

 

 

2006 – Alexander LitvinenkoRussian spy (b. 1962)

 

 

 

 

 

2006 – Anita O’Day, American singer (b. 1919)

2006 – Willie Pep, American boxer (b. 1922)

2011 – Oscar Griffin Jr, American journalist and 1963 Pulitzer Prize winner, dies at 78

2011 – Jim Rathmann, 1960 Indianapolis 500 winner, dies at 83

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Human Skull Found In Mars’ Hoax: Is It Alien Bones, UFO, Or Just Another Rock?

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A recently discovered NASA photograph of what looks like a human skull lying on the surface of Mars has intrigued many people with a lot of buzz on social media platforms. 

  The image was reportedly taken by the panoramic camera on the Spirit rover in the planet a few years ago, but gained notice recently after the Paranormal Crucible website posted a YouTube video of the image with digital alterations to make it look even more like a skull.

Although the digitally altered picture of the image appears to push the theory that Alien creatures could have lived in the red planet, the image itself does not seem to be convincing enough to draw any conclusion. Many would only argue that it is nothing more than just another rock in the planet.”

 

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Watch A Semi-Truck’s World-Record Jump Over A Lotus F1 Car

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Wanna see a world-record stunt? Something crazy and mind-blowing and death-defying? How does a tractor-trailer breaking the Guinness World Record for jump length tickle you? Oh, and for good measure, a Lotus Formula 1 car. Yeah, that’ll do.

  So here’s the setup: Mike Ryan, the guy who can race a big rig up Pikes Peak or drift it around a racetrack as if he was driving a normal-size car, designed the stunt and is the wheelman in the truck. Martin Ivanov pilots the F1 car. Both guys have extensive experience as stunt drivers in various Bond, Bourne, and Fast and Furious movies. In other words: these are very experienced professionals, so definitely don’t try this at home. “

 

Car & Driver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bunny Mellon’s Blue Diamond Sells For More Than $32.6 Million, Sets Two World Auction Records

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A 9.75-carat fancy vivid blue diamond from the collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon sold for more than $32.6 million, shattering its high estimate of $15 million at Sotheby’s New York Thursday. The price set a world auction record for any blue diamond; and at more than $3.3 million per carat, it set a world auction record for price-per-carat for any diamond.

  The pear-shaped diamond was sought after by seven bidders who competed for 20 minutes for the gem, Sotheby’s said. It ultimately sold to a Hong Kong private collector who named it “The Zoe Diamond.”

“ From the moment I saw this diamond, I knew that it would be one of the most important stones that I will ever have the privilege of presenting at auction,” said Gary Schuler, head of Sotheby’s Jewelry Department in New York. “Mrs Mellon’s diamond absolutely deserves the place in the record books that it achieved tonight.” “

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

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

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

1221 – Frederik II Hohenstaufen crowned Roman-German Emperor

1346 – Street fights in Utrecht, Hollandsgezinde Gunterlingen statements

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1574 – Discovery of the Juan Fernández Islands off Chile.

1675 – English king Charles II adjourns parliament

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

1809 – Peregrine Williamson of Baltimore patents a steel pen

1842 – Mount St Helens in Washington, erupts

1861 – Battle of Ft McRee, FL

 

 

 

1864 – American Civil War Battle at GriswoldvilleGeorgiaends after 650 casualties

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

1898 – Opera “Iris” premieres (Rome)

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

1910 – Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs

1914 – Ypres Belgium burned by German bombing

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

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

1926 – Imperial Conference ends-giving autonomy inside Brit Commonwealth

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

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

1930 – Elijah Muhammad forms Nation of Islam in Detroit

1932 – Pump patented that computes quantity & price delivered

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1940 – 500 students in Delft demonstrate against nazis

1941 – British cruiser Devonshire sinks German sub Atlantis

1941 – NZ troops conquer Ft Capuzzo Libya

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

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

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

1943 – RAF begins air bombing of Berlin

1943 – US troops land on Abemada, Gilbert Island

1944 – Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry occupies Hoven at Geilenkirchen

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

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

1954 – Humane Society forms

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

1972 – US ends 22 year travel ban to China

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

1977 – Regular Concorde passenger service between NY & Europe begins

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

1990 – Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Births

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

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

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

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

1767 – Andreas Hofer, Tirol nationalist

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

1808 – Thomas Cook, founder (Cook travel bureau)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1903 – Herbert Sally Frankel, economist

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

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

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

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

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

1912 – Eric Stuart Woord, archaeologist

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

1914 – Peter Woolridge Townsend, war hero courtier writer

1919 – Wilfred Norman Aldridge, biochemist/toxicologist

 

 

 

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

 

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1923 – Arthur Hiller, director (Love Story)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1939 – Tom West, American astrophysicist

 

 

 

1940 – Terry GilliamMinneapoliscomedy author-animator (Monty Python)

 

 

 

 

 

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

1941 – Jesse Colin Young, American musician

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

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

1943 – Peter Adair, American filmmaker

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

1947 – Rod Price, rocker (Foghat)

1949 – Richard Carmona, Surgeon General of the United States

1949 – David Pietrusza, American baseball historian

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

1951 – Kent Nagano, American conductor

1953 – Billy M. Sprague, American rocket scientist

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

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

1959 – Fabio Parra, Colombian cyclist

 

 

 

1961 – Mariel HemingwayKetchum Idactress (Personal BestCivil Wars)

 

 

 

 

 

1961 – Randal L. Schwartz, American computer programmer

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

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

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

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

1967 – Mark Ruffalo, American actor

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

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

1968 – Rasmus Lerdorf, Greenlandic computer programmer

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

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

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

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

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

1980 – Shawn Fanning, American Internet entrepreneur (Napster)

1983 – Corey Beaulieu, American guitarist (Trivium)

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

1984 – Kate Ground, Canadian adult internet model

1986 – Oscar Pistorius, South African paralympic athlete

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

 

 

 

Deaths

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

1594 – Martin FrobisherEnglish vice-admiral/explorerdies

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

1782 – John Barueth, vicar/pamphleter, dies

1782 – John de Mol, porcelein manufacturer, dies

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

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

1799 – Baroness van Dorth, orangist, executed

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

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

1902 – Friedrich A Krupp, cannon manufacturer, commits suicide

1916 – Jack London, author, dies at 40

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1943 – Lorenz Hart, lyricist, dies in NY

1943 – Pietro Alessandro Yon, composer, dies at 57

1944 – Arthur Stanley Eddington, dies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

Come Up And See Me Some Time

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

1986 – Scatman Crothersactor (ShiningZapped), dies at 76

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

1995 – Ambrose Sam, creole accordionist, dies at 76

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

1996 – Terence Daniel Donovan, photographer, dies at 60

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

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

 

 

 

2000 – Emil ZátopekCzech athlete (b. 1922)

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$4.15 Per Pound: Ground Beef Climbs To Another Record High

 

 

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” The average price for a pound of ground beef climbed to another record high$4.156 per pound — in the United States in October, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

  In August, the average price for a pound of all types of ground beef topped $4 for the first time, hitting $4.013, said the BLS.  In September, the average price jumped .083 cents to $4.096 per pound, an increase of 2.1 percent in one month.

  In October, which is the latest data from the BLS, the average price for a pound of ground beef ($4.156) increased 1.4 percent from September.

  A year ago, in October 2013, the average price for a pound of ground beef was $3.389 per pound. Since then, it has climbed 76.5 cents, or about 22.6 percent in one year.

  Five years ago, in October 2009, the average price for a pound of ground beef was $2.177, according to the BLS. The price has since climbed by $1.977 per pound, or 90.8 percent. “

 

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141 Year Old Cold Weather Record Falls In Jacksonville

 

 

 

 

” Thursday morning not only broke an “ancient” record from 1873, but we also dropped to the second coldest temperature ever recorded in the month of November in Jacksonville. 

  According to the National Weather Service, for the second morning in a row, Jacksonville set a new cold weather record. Thursday mornings temperature dropped to a bone chilling 24 degrees breaking the old record of 30 degrees set in 1873.

  Some areas around Woodbine, GA flirted with the upper teens as the temperature officially there dropped to 20 degrees.

  Any thoughts that the winter of 2014-2015 wouldn’t be as bone-chilling as last year’s may have just been put on thin ice. And it’s only November.”

 

 

The rest of the nation is feeling the cold as well …

 

 

” Even the snow covering the ground is amazing. Roughly 50.4 percent of the lower 48 was covered with snowmore than double the amount normally seen for this time of year. At this exact same time last year, just a scant 12.1 percent of the country had snow on the ground. Check out the maps below from Tuesday’s snow cover versus exactly one year ago.

  Jeff Masters is meteorology director at the online site Weather Underground. He says the low temperatures are January-like instead of what’s normal for November. He says it’s 15 degrees to 35 degrees below average over a big chunk of the country, thanks to arctic air.”

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

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

 

 

 

 

 

235 – St Anterus begins his reign as Catholic Pope

695 – Pope Sergius names Willibrord as Archbishop Clemens of Friezen

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

1317 – Frederik of Sierck/Zyrick becomes bishop of Utrecht

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

1620 – Pilgrim Fathers reach America: Provincetown Harbor, Mass

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

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

 

 

 

1759 – Battle at MaxenPrussian army surrenders to Austrians

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

1787 – Andrew Jackson admitted to bar

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

1794 – Honolulu Harbor discovered

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

1813 – Stettin surrenders to allied armies

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

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

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

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

1864 – -22] Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia

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

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

1876 – Skirmish between HM Stanley’s expedition & natives

1906 – China prohibits opium trade

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1945 – General Motors workers go on strike

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1965 – 1st freighter arrives in Ashdod Port Israel

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

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

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

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

1973 – Pete Rose wins NL MVP

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981 – 400,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against cruise missiles

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

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

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

1989 – TV cameras permitted in British House of Commons

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1995 – Israel grants jailed US spy Jason Pollard, citizenship

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Births

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

1561 – Carolus Scribani, Italian/Flemish jesuit/author

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

1768 – Friedrich Schleiermacher, German theologist/philosopher

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

1860 – Tom HornAmerican gunman (d. 1903)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1867 – Vladimir N Ipatiev, Russian chemist

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

 

 

 

1904 – Coleman Hawkinsvirtually created tenor saxophone for jazz

 

After Midnight

Body and Soul

Lover Man

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

 

 

 

 

1916 – Sid Luckman, NFL QB (Chicago Bears)

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

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

1922 – Abe Lemons, American basketball coach

1924 – Christopher Tolkien, British author

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

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

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

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

1933 – Frank Brake, English multi-millionaire

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

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

1933 – Joseph Campanella, American actor

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

 

 

 

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

 

Such a Night

“There Must Be A Better World Somewhere”

Didn’t He Ramble ; Closer Walk With Thee

Goodnight Irene

 

 

 

 

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

1940 – Richard Marcinko, American author

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

 

 

 

1942 – Tweety Birdcartoon character

 

Videos

 

 

 

1942 – Afa Anoa’i, Samoan/American wrestler

 

 

 

1943 – Larry MahanOregonrodeo champ (1967-70)

 

 

 

 

 

1943 – Phil Bredesen, American politician

1943 – Viktor Sidjak, Russian fencer

1943 – Jacques Laffite, French former racing driver

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

1948 – George Zimmer, American entrepreneur

1948 – Alphonse Mouzon, American jazzist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1962 – Sabine Busch, German athlete

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

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

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

1967 – Toshihiko Koga, Japanese Judoka

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

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

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

1972 – Rain Phoenix, American singer/actress

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

1975 – Chris Moneymaker, American poker player

1976 – Daniel Whiston, British ice skater

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

1982 – Georgios Kalogiannidis, Greek archer

1982 – Ryan Starr, American singer

1984 – Álvaro Bautista, Spanish motorcycle racer

1984 – Jena Malone, American Actress

1987 – Brian Douwes, Dutch kickboxer and martial artist

 

 

 

Deaths

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

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

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

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

1579 – Thomas Gresham, English merchant and financier

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

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

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

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

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

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

1899 – Garret Augustus Hobart, 24th VP, dies

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

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

1941 – Juanita Spellini, first women executed in Calif

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

1986 – Dar RobinsonAmerican film stuntman (b. 1947)

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

Sweet Home Chicago

Steady Rollin Man

Kindhearted Woman Blues

Ramblin’ On My Mind

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1194 – Palermo is conquered by Emperor Henry VI.

1272 – Edward I proclaimed King of England

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

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

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

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

1583 – Duke of Parma conquerors Aalst

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

1755 – English minister William Pitt Sr resigns

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

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

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

 

 

 

1817 – 1st Seminole War begins in Florida

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

1866 – Howard University founded (Washington DC)

1866 – Pierre Lalemont patents rotary crank bicycle

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

1888 – William Bundy patents timecard clock

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

1894 – US intervenes in Bluefields, Nicaragua

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

 

 

 

1910 – Revolution broke out in Mexicoled by Francisco I Madero

 

 

 

 

 

1914 – US State Department starts requiring photographs for passports

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

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

1920 – Nobel Peace Prize awarded to US president W Wilson

1923 – Garrett Morgan invents & patents traffic signal

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

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

1932 – Earthquake at Uden Netherlands

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

1940 – German air raid on Birmingham fails

1940 – Hungary joins 3 Power pact

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

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

1941 – German Q/pirate ship Kormoran sinks near Australia

1942 – 26th Russian Armoured Corps recaptures Perelazovski

1942 – British 8th Army recaptures Benghazi, Libya

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

1943 – U-538 sinks in Atlantic Ocean

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1959 – UN adopts Universal Declaration of Children’s Rights

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

1966 – Dallas sacks Pittsburgh QBs an NFL record 12 times

1966 – Men in Zurich vote against female suffrage

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

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

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

1969 – Pele scores his 1,000th soccer goal

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

1975 – Ronald Reagan announced candidacy for Rep nomination for president

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

1981 – Anatoly Karpov, USSR retains world chess championship

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

1982 – Drew Barrymore at age 7 hosts Saturday Night Live

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

1984 – McDonald’s made its 50 billionth hamburger

 

 

 

1984 – SETI is founded.

 

 

 

 

 

1985 – Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.

1986 – Afghanistan President Babrak Karmal flees

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

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

1992 – Queen Elizabeth’s home Windsor Castle catches fire

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Births

270 – Maximinus, Roman Emperor (d. 313)

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

1602 – Otto von Guericke, inventor (air pump)

1606 – Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian

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

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

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

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

1752 – Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Christabel)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

1889 – Edwin Hubbleastronomer (discoverer of galaxiesred shift)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

1897 – Lores Bonney, aviator

1900 – Chester Gould, cartoonist (Dick Tracy)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1916 – Evelyn Keyes, American actress

1917 – Max Georg Baumann, composer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

1936 – Don DeLillo, American author

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

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

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

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

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

1945 – Dan McBride, rocker (Sha Na Na)

 

 

 

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

 

Whipping Post

Studio Jams 1 thu 6 with Eric Clapton

Dark Star / Spanish Jam 1970 with Grateful Dead

Mean Old World with Eric Clapton

 

 

 

 

1946 – Judy Woodruff, newscaster (McNeil Lehrer Report)

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

 

 

 

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

 

Funk 49

Walk Away

Rocky Mountain Way

Life’s Been Good Live

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

1948 – John R. BoltonAmerican ambassador

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

1955 – Timothy Kristian Charles Mace, Great Britain, cosmonaut

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

1956 – Sergei Gayevich Severin, Russian cosmonaut

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

1958 – Rickson Gracie, Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist

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

1961 – Tim Harvey, British racing driver

1963 – Timothy Gowers, British mathematician

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

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

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

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

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

1972 – Sheema Kalbasi, Iranian born poet

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

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

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

1975 – Dierks Bentley, American singer

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

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

 

 

 

1977 – Josh TurnerAmerican  country singer

 

Your Man                                            King of the Road with Randy Travis

Why Don’t We Just Dance                                               Everything Is Fine

Haywire

 

 

 

 

1978 – Nadine Velazquez, American actress and model

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

1984 – Ferdinando Monfardini, Italian racing driver

1985 – Juan Cruz Álvarez, Argentine racing driver

 

 

 

Deaths

869 – King Edmund of East Anglia

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

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

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

1518 – Marmaduke Constable, English soldier

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

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

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

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

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

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

1764 – Christian Goldbach, German mathematician, dies

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1997 – Robert Palmer, rock critic, dies at 52

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

461 – St Hilary begins his reign as Catholic Pope

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

1367 – League of Cologne goes against Danish king Waldemar IV

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

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

1620 – Mayflower reaches Cape Cod & explores the coast

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1816 – Warsaw University is established.

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

1850 – Lord Tennyson becomes British poet laureate

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1893 – 1st newspaper color supplement (NY World)

1895 – Frederick E Blaisdell patents the pencil

1903 – Carrie Nation attempts to address Senate

1911 – NY receives 1st Marconi wireless transmission from Italy

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

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

1926 – British mine strikes after 28 weeks ends

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

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

1940 – German air raid on Birmingham fails

1942 – Russia launches winter offensive against Germans along Don front

1943 – U-536 sinks in Atlantic Ocean

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

 

 

 

1947 – 200″ mirror arrives at Mt Palomar

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

1955 – National Review publishes its first issue.

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

1962 – Fidel Castro accepts removal of Soviet weapons

1965 – ABC radio begins weekly “Vietnam Update” report

1965 – Kellogg’s Pop Tarts pastries created

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

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

 

 

 

1969 – Apollo 12’s Conrad & Bean become 3rd & 4th humans on Moon

 

 

 

 

 

1971 – Ft Wilderness opens

 

 

 

1976 – Patty Hearst is freed on $15 million bail

 

 

 

 

 

1977 – Egyptian Pres Anwar Sadat arrives in Israel

1977 – Libya drops diplomatic relations with Egypt

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

1979 – Chuck Berry released from prison on income tax evasion

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

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

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

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

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

1990 – Iraq announces it will free all German hostages

1993 – Algerian Moslem fundamentalists uprising, 27 killed

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Births

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

1805 – Ferdinand de LessepsFrancediplomat (built Suez Canal)

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

1896 – Georgy ZhukovRussian general (d. 1974)

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

1903 – Fritz Schmidt, German street photographer

1904 – Jacob “Jaap” Nanninga, Dutch painter

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

1937 – Ray Collins, rocker (Mothers of Invention)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1942 – Sharon Olds, American poet

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

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

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

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

1956 – Ann Curry, American journalist

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

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

1957 – Robert Beltran, actor (Star Trek Voyager)

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

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

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

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

1963 – Zsuzsanna Jánosi, Hungarian fencer

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

1965 – Sean Hughes, Irish comedian

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

1966 – Rocco DiSpirito, American chef

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

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

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

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

1971 – Alice Peacock, American folk singer

 

 

 

1971 – Jeremy McGrathAmerican motorcycle racer

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

1973 – Takashi Matsumoto, Japanese photographer and business person

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1978 – Matt Dusk, Canadian jazz musician / vocalist

1983 – Daria Werbowy, Ukranian-Canadian Supermodel

1983 – Chandra Crawford, Canadian cross-country skier

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

 

 

 

Deaths

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

1577 – Matsunaga HisahideJapanese warlord (b. 1510)

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

1798 – Theobald W Tone, Irish nationalist, dies

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

WATTERS, CHARLES JOSEPH Photo

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

“Forgotten Funny” Documentary

“Big Timers”

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

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

794 – Japanese emperor Kammu deallocates residence of Nara to Kioto

1105 – Maginulf elected anti-Pope Silvester I

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

1424 – Storm flood ravages Dutch coast

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

1497 – Vasco da Gama reached the Cape of Good Hope

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

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

1776 – Hessians capture Ft Lee, NJ

 

 

 

1793 – Louvre officially opens in Paris

 

 

 

 

 

1803 – Battle of Vertieres, in which Haitians defeat French

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

1820 – Antarctica discovered by US Navy Capt Nathaniel B Palmer

1852 – State funeral of Duke of Wellington (London)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

1909 – US invades Nicaragualater overthrows Pres Zelaya

 

 

 

 

 

1911 – Britain’s 1st seaplane flies

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

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

1922 – Turkish National Assembly nominates Abdul Medjid kalief

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

1929 – Stalin routes troops to Manchuria

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

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

1936 – Germany & Italy recognized Spanish government of Francisco Franco

1936 – Main span of Golden Gate Bridge joined

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1941 – Mussolini’s forces leave Abyssinia/Ethiopia

1943 – 444 British bombers attack Berlin

1943 – U-211 sinks in Atlantic Ocean

1951 – British troops occupies Ismailiya Egypt

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

1956 – Morocco gains independence

1960 – Copyright office issues its 10 millionth registration

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

1961 – US Ranger 2 launched to Moon; failed

1963 – Bell Telephone introduces push button telephone

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

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

1970 – Russia lands self propelled rover on Moon

1973 – Greek regime calls emergency crisis due to mass protests

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

1979 – Ayatollah Khomeini charges US ambassador/embassy espionage

1980 – “Heaven’s Gate” premieres

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

1991 – Moslem Shites release hostages Terry Waite & Thomas Sutherland

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

1993 – 27 killed at prison in Morazan, El Salvador

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

1994 – “Star Trek VII – Generations,” premieres

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2004 – Russia officially ratifies the Kyoto Protocol.

 

 

 

Births

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

1527 – Luca Cambiaso, Italian painter/sculptor

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

1680 – Jean-Baptiste Loeillet, composer

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

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

 

 

 

1787 – Sojourner Truthabolitionist/feminist

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1920 – Alfred William Bedford, test pilot

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1928 – Mickey Mouse, cartoon strip

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

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

1936 – Don E Cherry, US jazz trumpeter

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

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

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

1939 – Margaret E Atwood, author/poet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1948 – Ural Nazibovich Sultanov, Russian cosmonaut

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

1951 – Justin Raimondo, American author

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

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

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

1953 – Alan Moore, British comic book writer and novelist

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

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

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

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

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

1962 – Vladimir Vladimirovich Karashtin, Russian cosmonaut

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

1966 – Jorge Camacho, Spanish poet

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

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

1969 – Duncan Sheik, American singer

 

 

 

1970 – Megyn KellyAmerican television news anchor  

 

 

 

 

 

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

1972 – Robert Shapiro, American politician/humorist

1974 – Chloë Sevigny, American actress

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

1977 – Fabolous, American rapper

1980 – François Duval, Belgian rally driver

1983 – Jon Johansen, Norwegian software developer

1985 – Christian Siriano, American fashion designer

1992 – Nathan Kress, American actor

 

 

 

Deaths

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

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

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

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

1630 – Esaias van der Velde, Dutch painter, buried

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

1966 – Jean Peugeot, French auto manufacturer, dies

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

 

 

 

1971 – Junior ParkerBluesmandies during brain operation at 44

 

Driving Wheel

I Need Your Love So Bad

Next Time You See Me

Worried Life Blues

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

1978 – Jim JonesUS pastorleader of Jonestown Cultcommits suicide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

1990 – Peter Schilperoort, saxophonist/clarinetist, dies

 

 

 

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

The Scat Song

Hi De Ho

Minnie the Moocher

Reefer Man

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

2002 – James CoburnAmerican actor (b. 1928)

 

JAMES COBURN TRIBUTE

IN LIKE FLINT

The Magnificent Seven (1960) Gun vs Knife

Our Man Flint

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

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

1183 – Battle of Mizushima.

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

1812 – Napoleonic WarsBattle of Krasnoi.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

1862 – Confederate Sec of War George B Randolph resigns

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

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

 

 

 

1869 – Suez Canal (Egyptopenslinks Mediterranean & Red seas

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

1894 – Daily Racing Form founded

1914 – US declares Panama Canal Zone neutral

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

1927 – Tornado hits Washington DC

1928 – Boston Garden officially opens

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

1929 – Stalin throws Nicolai Bucharin out of Politburo

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

1937 – Britains Lord Halifax visits Germany, beginning of appeasement

1939 – German U-boat torpedoes passenger ship

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

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

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

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

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

1959 – De Beers firm of South Africa announces synthetic diamond

1959 – Giants slugger Willie McCovey wins NL Rookie of Year

1962 – Pres Kennedy dedicates Dulles Intl Airport outside Wash DC

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

1969 – SALT-discussions open in Helsinki Finland

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

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

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

1972 – Juan Peron returns to Argentina

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

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

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

1977 – Egyptian Pres Sadat formally accepts invitation to visit Israel

1979 – Khomeini frees most black & female US hostages

1983 – Harm Wiersma retains checkers world championship

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1993 – US House of Representatives approve Nafta

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Births

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

1612 – Dorgon, Manchu prince (d. 1650)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

1905 – Astrid Bernadotte, Princess of Sweden

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1925 – Colin Campbell Mitchell, soldier

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

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

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

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

1933 – Orlando Peña, Cuban baseball player

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

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

 

 

 

1938 – Gordon LightfootOntario Canadafolksinger (Sundown)

 

Sundown

If You Could Read My Mind

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Cotton Jenny

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

1944 – Eugene Clarke, Tipton Missouri, rock guitarist

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

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

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

1945 – Roland Joffe, director (City of Joy, Mission, Killing Fields)

1946 – Martin Barre, British pop guitarist (Jethro Tull)

1948 – Jaime Huelamo, Spain, cyclist (Olympic-bronze-1972) drug disqualified

1948 – Howard Dean, American politician

1949 – John Boehner, (Rep-R-Ohio)

1949 – Thomas Lionel Hill, New Orleans, 110m hurdler (Olympic-bronze-1972)

1950 – Roland Matthes, German DR, 100m/200m backstroke (Oly-gold-1968, 72)

1950 – Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver and race team owner

1951 – Dean Paul Martin, Santa Monica California, actor (Billy-Misfits of Science)

1953 – Jilly Johnson, England, vocalist (Blonde on Blonde)

1958 – Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Oak Park Ill, actress (Color of Money)

1960 – RuPaul, drag queen/model/actor (RuPaul Show)

1961 – Merete Van Kemp, Denmark, actress (Grace-Dallas, Princess Daisy)

 

 

 

1961 – Robert StethemU.S. Navy Seabee diver murdered by terrorists on TWA Flight 847 (d. 1985)

 

 

 

 

 

1964 – Marina Tcherkasova, US, pairs figure skater (Olympic-silver-1980)

1964 – Michelle Knox-Zaloom, Annapolis MD, rower (Olympics-96)

1965 – Grant Connell, Regina Saskatchawan, tennis player (Olympics-96)

1965 – Rob Koll, Bellefonte PA, 163 lbs/74 kg freestyle wrestler (Olymp-96)

1965 – Winthrop Graham, Jamaica, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1988)

1965 – Amanda Brown, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens) and composer

 

 

 

1966 – Daisy Fuentesmodel/MTV veejay (America’s Funniest Videos)

 

 

 

 

 

1966 – Sophie Marceau, Paris France, actress (Braveheart, L’Amour Braque)

1969 – Takako Inque, Toride Japan, wrestler (Japan)

1970 – Paul Allender, British guitarist (Cradle of Filth)

1972 – Kimya Dawson, American singer

1973 – Scott Rehberg, tackle (New England Patriots)

1974 – Leslie Bibb, American actress

1974 – Berto Romero, Spanish humorist

1977 – Ryk Neethling, South African swimmer

1978 – Zoë Bell, New Zealand actress

1980 – Isaac Hanson, vocalist (Hansons-Do Wah)

1980 – [Clarke] Isaac Hanson, Tulsa OK, singer (Hansons-MMMMbop)

1981 – Sarah Harding, English singer (Girls Aloud)

1983 – Christopher Paolini, American novelist

 

 

 

Deaths

375 – Valentinian I “The Great“, Roman Co-Emperor and Ruler of Western Roman Empire (363-75), dies at 54

 

 

 

 

474 – Leo II, Byzantine Emperor (474), dies

 

 

 

594 – St Gregory of ToursFrankish bishop of Toursdies at 55

 

 

 

 

 

641 – Emperor Jomei of Japan (b. 593)

1093 – Margaret, widow of Scottish king Malcolm III, dies

1231 – Elisabeth of Hungary, daughter of Andrew II of Hungary (b. 1207)

1494 – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italian philosopher (b. 1463)

1512 – Kempo Roeper, Frisian rebel, quartered

1600 – Kuki Yoshitaka, Japanese naval commander (b. 1542)

1608 – Adolf, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies in battle at 22

1632 – Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian field marshal (b. 1594)

1690 – Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French soldier (b. 1610)

1713 – Abraham van Riebeeck, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (b. 1653)

 

 

 

1720 – Calico JackEnglish pirate (b. 1682)

 

 

 

 

 

1776 – James Ferguson, British astronomer (b. 1710)

1780 – Bernardo Bellotto, Italian painter (b. 1720)

1794 – Jacques François Dugommier, French general (b. 1738)

 

 

 

1796 – Catherine the Great [Catherine II], Empress of Russia (1762-96)dies of a stroke at 67

 

 

 

 

 

1858 – Robert Owen, British father of the cooperative movement (b. 1771)

1875 – Hilario Ascasubi, Argentina author (pampa, gauchos & indians), dies

1917 – Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (Baiser, Thinker), dies at 77

1927 – Adolf A Joffe, Russian author/diplomat, commits suicide at 44

1928 – Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian author, politician, & freedom fighter (b. 1865)

1929 – Herman Hollerith, German/US statistician (punch card), dies at 69

1940 – Eric Gill, British sculptor (b. 1882)

1940 – Raymond Pearl, American biologist (b. 1879)

1941 – Earnest Udet, German general/head air pioneer, commits suicide

1942 – Ben Reitman, American anarchist, physician (b. 1879)

1947 – Victor Serge, Russian anarchist, novelist, and historian (b. 1890)

1962 – Arthur Vining Davis, CEO (Alcoa-1910-57), dies at 95 in Miami

1971 – Gladys Cooper, actress (Margaret-The Rogues), dies at 83

1971 – Jackie Cooper, actor (People’s Choice), dies at 49

1973 – The Mother, Sri Aurobindo Ashram (b. 1878)

1974 – Clive Brook, actor/director (On Approval), dies at 87

1978 – James J “Gene” Tunney, heavyweight boxing champ (1926-8), dies at 80

1979 – John Glassock, bass (Jethro Tull), dies at 27 following heart surgery

1981 – Bob Eberly, singer (Jimmy Dorsey Band), dies at 65

1982 – Bill Baldwin, announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 69

1982 – Duk Koo Kim, S Korean boxer, legally declared dead

1986 – Alan Hewitt, actor (Det Brennan-My Favorite Martian), dies at 71

1986 – Georges Besse, French president-director of Renault, murdered

1989 – Gus Farace, American gangster (b. 1960)

1990 – Robert Hofstadter, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)

1991 – Kelly Jean Van Dyke-Nance, (Jerry Van Dyke’s daughter), suicide at 33

1995 – Edward LeBone Molotlegi, chief of the Bafokeng, dies at 66

1998 – Esther Rolle, American actress (b. 1920)

2000 – Louis Eugène Félix Néel, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)

2001 – Michael Karoli, German guitarist (b. 1948)

2002 – Abba Eban, Israeli diplomat (b. 1915)

2003 – Arthur Conley, American singer (b. 1946)

 

 

 

2006 – Ruth BrownAmerican blues singer (b. 1928)

 

 

Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean

Ain’t Nobody’s Business with BB King

A Good Day For The Blues

Ice Water In Your Veins

 

 

 

 

2008 – George Stephen Morrison, American admiral and father of The Doors’ lead singer Jim Morrison

2011 – Olin Branstetter, American businessman and politician (b. 1929)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sarcophagi of Karajia

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” About 60 km northeast of the city of Chachapoyas, in Luya Province, in Peru, lies the archaeological site of Karajia, where the funeral tombs of the “ancient wise men” are located. Perched high on a ledge by the side of a limestone cliff, the six sarcophagi (coffins carved in stone and displayed above ground) resembling six limbless torsos with large heads and enormous jaw lines, stand proud with their chin up and facing the abyss. Some of the headpieces are embellished with horns, imitating deer antlers, while others have encrusted human skulls, which are presumed to be trophy heads. Each sarcophagus is 2.5 meters tall.”

 

 

 

 

 

” The sarcophagi were built by the Chachapoya people to house the remains of important individuals in their culture, about 600 years ago. Originally, there were eight sarcophagi but two were destroyed by earthquakes and other natural elements.  Their inaccessible location high above a river gorge has thankfully preserved them from destruction by looters. “

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

13 – General Tiberius’ (later Emperor) triumphant procession through Rome after siege of Germany

534 – A second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus is published.

1380 – French King Charles VI declares no taxes for ever

 

 

 

1384 – Jadwiga is crowned King of Polandalthough she is a woman.

 

 

 

 

 

1532 – Pizarro captures Incan emperor Atahualpa after victory at Cajamarca

 

 

 

1632 – Battle at LutzenSweden beats imperial armies under Von Wallenstein

 

 

 

 

1676 – 1st colonial prision organized, Nantucket Mass

1677 – French troops occupy Freiburg

1764 – Native Americans surrender to British in Indian War of Chief Pontiac

1776 – 1st gun salute for an American warship in a foreign port – US Andrew Doria at Ft St Eustatius

 

 

 

1776 – British troops captured Fort Washington during American Revolution

 

 

 

 

 

1798 – Kentucky becomes 1st state to nullify an act of Congress

1801 – 1st edition of New York Evening Post

1805 – Battle at Schongrabern: Russian army stop French

1835 – Charles Darwins voyage published in Cambridge Philosophical Society

1841 – Life preservers made of cork are patented by Napoleon Guerin (NYC)

1849 – A Russian court sentences Fyodor Dostoevsky to death for anti-government activities linked to a radical intellectual group; his sentence is later commuted to hard labor.

1863 – Battle of Campbell’s Station TN, 492 casualities

1864 – Confederate retreat at Lovejoy, Georgia

1875 – Battle at Gundet: Ethiopian emperor Yohannes beats Egyptians

1885 – Canadian rebel leader of the Métis and “Father of Manitoba”, Louis Riel is executed for treason aged 41.

1894 – 6,000 Armenians massacred by Turks in Kurdistan

1894 – French capt Henri Decoeurs troops reach Nikki West Africa

1901 – 3 autos race on Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, fastest speed achieved by Henry Fournier who drives a mile in 51 4/5 seconds

1907 – Oklahoma becomes the United States 46th state

 

 

 

1914 – Federal Reserve System formally opens

 

 

 

 

 

1916 – USSR La Satannaya ammunitions factory explodes, killing 1,000

1917 – British occupy Tel Aviv & Jaffa

1919 – Admiral Horthy conquerors Budapest from Béla Kuns Soviet Republic

1920 – Australia’s Qantas airways founded in Winton, Queensland as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited

1933 – Roosevelt establishes diplomatic relations with USSR

1936 – German air force begins bombing of Madrid

1938 – LSD is first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland.

1939 – Al Capone freed from Alcatraz jail

1939 – German U-boat torpedoes tanker Sliedrecht near Ireland

1940 – World War II: In response to Germany’s leveling of Coventry, England two days before, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg.

1941 – German troops conquer Kertsh (probably)

1942 – Assault of US B-17 Flying Fortresses on airport at Sidi Ahmed

1943 – World War II: American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway.

1944 – US 9th division & 1st Army attacks at Geilenkirchen

1945 – Yeshiva College (Univesity), chartered in NY, 1st US Jewish College

1945 – UNESCO is founded.

1947 – 15,000 demonstrate in Brussels against mild sentence of nazis

1948 – Operation Magic Carpet – 1st plane from Yemen carrying Jews to Israel

1955 – 1st speed-boat to exceed 200 mph (322 kph) (D M Campbell)

1955 – Johnny Cash made his 1st chart appearance with “Cry Cry Cry”

1957 – Celtic Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds beat Phila 111-89

1962 – Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 73 points vs NY Knicks

1963 – Touch-tone telephone introduced

1965 – Venera 3 launched, 1st to land on another planet (crashes into Venus)

 

 

 

1965 – Walt Disney launches Epcot CenterPrototype Community of Tomorrow

 

 

 

 

 

1966 – Dr Sam Sheppard freed after 9 years in jail, by a jury

1966 – Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente is named NL MVP

1969 – 1968 massacre of civilians at My lai S Vietnam, by US is 1st reported

1973 – Pres Nixon authorizes construction of Alaskan pipeline

1973 – Skylab 4 launched into Earth orbit

1974 – 1st intentional interstellar radio message sent, Arecibo telescope towards M 41, a cluster of stars some 25,000 light years away

1976 – René Levesque’s “Parti Québécois” wins elections in Quebec

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

1982 – Space Shuttle Columbia completes its 1st operational flight

1988 – Benazir Bhutto wins 1st free Pakistani elections in 11 years

1988 – Estonia declares sovereignty in internal affairs

1988 – Jose Canseco is 1st unanimous AL MVP since Reggie Jackson

1988 – Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto’s PPP wins parliamentary election

1989 – 6 Jesuit priests are killed by El Salvadorian troops

1993 – Russian President Yeltsin shuts Lenin museum

1997 – After nearly 18 years of incarceration, the People’s Republic of China releases Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident, from jail for medical reasons.

 

 

 

Births

42 BC – TiberiusRoman Emperor (d. 37 AD)

 

 

 

 

 

1436 – Leonardo Loredan, Doge of the Republic of Venice (d. 1521)

1569 – Paul Sartorius, composer

1642 – Cornelis Evertsen the Younger, Dutch buccaneer/lt admiral of Zeeland

1643 – Jean Chardin, French explorer (d. 1703)

1717 – Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d’Alembert, French Enlightenment philosophe/mathematician (Encyclopédie), (d. 1783)

1730 – Gualtherius “Wouter” van Doeveren, Zealand-Flanders physician

1758 – Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist (d. 1841)

1822 – Charles Smith Hamilton, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1891

1835 – Elliott Warren Rice, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1887

1836 – David Kalakaua of Hawaii, Hawaiian king (d. 1891)

1841 – Jules Violle, French physicist (d. 1923)

 

 

 

1873 – William Christopher HandyAlabamajazz/bluesman (St Louis Blues) (d. 1958)

 

Memphis Blues

Ole Miss Rag

A Bunch O Blues

ST LOUIS BLUES

 

 

 

 

1887 – Philip Frohman, US architect

1889 – George S Kaufman, Pittsburgh Pa, playwright (This is Show Business)

1890 – George Seldes, journalist

1892 – Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (d. 1978)

1892 – Tazio Nuvolari, Italian racing driver (d. 1953)

1893 – Cornelis J van der Klauw, Dutch biologist/zoologist

1894 – Mabel Normand, [Muriel Fortescue], Boston MA, comedienne (Mickey)

1895 – Eduard Bagritsky, [Dzhubin], Russ poet/journalist (South-West)

1899 – Mary Margaret McBride, Paris Mo, radio personality (WOR-AM, NYC)

1904 – Eddie Condon, Goodland Ind, jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon’s Floor Show)

1907 – Burgess Meredith, Cleveland Ohio, actor (Mr Novak, The Penguin in Batman, Rocky), (d. 1997)

1916 – Daws Butler, Toledo OH, animation voice (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound)

1922 – Royal Dano, NYC, actor (Red Badge of Courage, Cocaine Wars, House II)

1922 – Gene Amdahl, American computer scientist

1924 – Mel Patton, American athlete

1930 – Alice Adams, sculptor

1931 – Luciano Bottaro, Italian comic book artist (d. 2006)

 

 

 

1931 – Hubert SumlinAmerican blues musician (died,2011)

 

Come On Home Baby with Sunnyland Slim

Talkin’ Blues – Hubert Sumlin Interview

Hubert Sumlin Teaches “Smokestack Lightning”

Come On In My House

 

 

 

 

1933 – Guy Stockwell, NYC, actor (Chris-Adventures in Paradise)

1938 – Toni Brown, US guitarist/singer/keyboardist (Joy of Cooking)

 

 

 

1938 – Robert NozickAmerican philosopher (d. 2002)

 

The Tale of the Slave

A History of the Libertarian Movement

Anarchy, State, and Robert Nozick

On Robert Nozick and Liberty

 

 

 

 

1942 – Donna McKechnie, Pontiac Michigan, actress/dancer (Company)

1942 – Willie Carson, Scottish jockey

1944 – Joanna Pettit, London, actress (Knots Landing, Cry of the Innocent)

1948 – Chi Coltrane, US pianist/singer

1950 – Carl J Meade, Illinos, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 38, STS 50, 64)

1950 – David Leisure, actor (Joe Isuzu, Airplane, Charley-Empty Nest)

1952 – Piero Falchetta, Italian archivist, Biblioteca Marciana

1952 – Shigeru Miyamoto, Japanese video game designer

1954 – Andrea Barrett, American author

1954 – Bruce Edwards, American golf caddy (d. 2004)

 

 

 

1956 – Terry LabonteAmerican NASCAR driver

 

 

 

 

1958 – Marg Helgenberger, North Bend Nebraska, actress (China Beach)

 

 

 

1958 – Roberto GuerreroMedelin Colombia, Indy racer (Rookie of Year 1984)

 

 

 

 

 

1958 – Boris Krivokapić, Serbian academic

1959 – Bert Cameron, Spanish Town Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-silv-1988)

1959 – Corey Allen Pavin, Oxnard CA, PGA golfer (1995 US Open)

1961 – Frank Bruno, British boxer (European champ)

1963 – Zina Garrison Jackson, Houston Tx, tennis star (1988/90 Wimbledon)

1964 – Dwight Gooden, Tampa FL, pitcher (NY Yankees, NY Mets)

 

 

 

1964 – Diana KrallCanadian Jazz pianist and singer

 

Look Of Love

Cry Me A River

Love Me Like A Man

You Don’t Know Me with Ray Charles

 

 

 

 

1966 – Dan Nowosielski, Montreal Quebec, fencing epee (Olympics-96)

1966 – Lisa Brown Miller, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)

1966 – Tricia Cast, Medford NY, actr (Amanda-Bad News Bear, Young & Restless)

1967 – Lisa Bonet, SF, actress (Cosby Show, Different World, Angel Heart)

1968 – Melvin Stewart, US butterfly swimmer (200m record)

1970 – Martha Plimpton, NYC, actress (Goonies, Mosquito Coast)

1971 – Donald Wolf, computer game creator

1971 – Koshi Rikdo, Japanese mangaka

1973 – Joe Hudepohl, US, 800m freestyle relay (Olympics-gold-96)

1973 – Sedrick Shaw, running back (New England Patriots)

1973 – Christian Horner, British Formula One team owner

1974 – Eric Judy, American Musician

1974 – Maurizio Margaglio, Italian ice dancer

1977 – Oksana Baiul, Ukraine, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1994)

1977 – Maggie Gyllenhaal, New York, actress (Donnie Darko, The Dark Knight)

1979 – Salli Wills, Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)

1979 – Bruce Irons, American surfer

1980 – Nicole Gius, Italian alpine skier

1980 – Carol Huynh, 2008 Canadian Gold Medalist,48 kg. wrestling

1983 – Britta Steffen, German swimmer

 

 

 

Deaths

1271 – Henry III, King of England (1216-71, Provisions of Oxford), dies

1328 – Prince Hisaaki, Japanese shogun (b. 1276)

1512 – Gerbrand Mockema, Fries rebel, beheaded

1512 – Jemme Herjuwsma, Fries rebel, beheaded

1548 – Caspar Cruciger, German church reformer, dies at 44

1603 – Pierre Charron, French philosopher/theologian, dies

1613 – Trajano Boccalini, Italian satirist (b. 1556)

1706 – Cornelis Evertsen, mutineer/ltalian-admiral of Zeeland, dies at 64

1745 – James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde, Irish statesman and soldier (b. 1665)

1766 – Dominikus Zimmermann, German architect/painter, dies at 81

1779 – Pehr Kalm, Finnish explorer and naturalist (b. 1716)

1790 – Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, American Continental Congressman (b. 1723)

1797 – King Frederick William II of Prussia (b. 1744) Reigns 1786-97

1806 – Moses Cleaveland, founder of Cleveland, Ohio (b. 1754)

1808 – Mustapha IV, sultan of Turkey (1807-08), dies at 29

 

 

 

1831 – Karl von ClausewitzPrussian strategist (Campaign 1813), dies at 51

 

 

 

 

 

1907 – Robert I, Duke of Parma, last ruling Duke of Parma (b. 1848)

1922 – Max Abraham, German physicist (b. 1875)

1935 – Kurt Schindler, composer, dies at 53

1939 – Pierce Butler, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1866)

1943 – Marcel Verhamme, Belgian resistance fighter, executed

1950 – Bob Smith, American doctor, co-founder of the Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1879)

 

 

 

1960 – Clark Gableactor (Gone With the Wind), dies at 59

 

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1961 – Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the House for 17 years, dies at 79

1964 – John Emery, actor (Ship Ahoy, Kronos, Mademoiselle Fifi), dies at 59

1964 – Piet Moeskops, Dutch world champion cyclist (1921-24, 26), dies at 71

1971 – Charlie Dell, comedian, dies at 90

1973 – Alan Watts, writer/popularizer of Zen, dies in Calif

1974 – Walther Meissner, German physicist (Meissner Effect), dies at 91

 

 

 

1981 – William Holdenactor (NetworkWild BunchBreezy), dies at 63

 

WILLIAM HOLDEN TRIBUTE

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Breezy

The Wild Bunch – Final Shootout

 

 

 

 

1982 – Arthur Askey, British comedian, dies at 82

1982 – Lenny Murphy, Leader of Belfast’s notorious Shankill Butchers (b. 1952)

1986 – Siobhan McKenna, actress (Dr Zhivago, Hungry Hill), dies at 63

1987 – Jim Brewer, Major League Baseball relief pitcher (b. 1937)

1993 – Achille Zavatta, French clown (b. 1915)

1994 – Dino Valente, American musician (Quicksilver Messenger Service) (b.1943)

1995 – Jack Finney, author (Body Snatchers), dies at 84

1999 – Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1928)

2001 – Tommy Flanagan, American jazz pianist (b. 1930)

2005 – Robert Tisch, American football team owner (b. 1926)

2005 – Donald Watson, English founder of the Vegan Society (b. 1910)

2005 – Henry Taube, Canadian-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)

 

 

 
2006 – Milton FriedmanAmerican economistNobel Prize laureatedies at 94

 

Free To Choose Part 1 of 10 The Power of the Market                      Socialism is Force

on Libertarianism                                                   The Role Of Gold In Great Depression

The Road To Serfdom                                                     Power of the Market – The Pencil

 

 

 

 

2007 – Trond Kirkvaag, Norwegian comedian and author (b. 1946)

2009 – Edward Woodward, British actor (The Equalizer) (b. 1930)

2010 – Donald Nyrop, American airline executive (b. 1912)

2010 – Britton Chance, American molecular biologist and yachtsman (b. 1913)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9,000-Year-Old Man Yields Secrets Of America’s Earliest Inhabitants

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Eighteen years after his near-complete skeletal remains were found along the bank of the Columbia River in eastern Washington, Kennewick Man is finally telling his 9,000-year-old story — and reshaping our knowledge of how North America was first populated by humans.

  The prehistoric man’s bones have yielded clues about his diet and lineage, convincing forensic anthropologist Doug Owsley of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History that he was an immigrant who had come a long way before his death. Based on his diet of seals and other marine mammals and the shape of his skull, the theory is he and his relatives traveled in boats from Polynesia, along the coasts of Japan, Russia, Alaska, Canada and eventually up the Columbia River.

“ We’re realizing there are people getting here much earlier than we thought, and coming using different modes of transportation,” Owsley said. “

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

655 – Battle of WinwaedPenda of Mercia is defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria.

 

 

 

 

 

1315 – Battle at Morgarten: Swiss beat duke Leopold I of Austria

1491 – Anna van Bretagne becomes devoted to end “la guerre folle”

1492 – Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco

1532 – Pope Clemens VII tells Henry VIII to end relationship with Anna Boleyn

1533 – Francisco Pizarro arrives at Cuzco

1577 – Sir Francis Drake aboard Pelican travels from Chile to Washington

1660 – 1st kosher butcher (Asser Levy) licensed in NYC (New Amsterdam)

1688 – Prince Willem III’s army lands at Torbay England

 

 

 

1763 – Charles Mason & Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania & Maryland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1777 – Articles of Confederation adopted by Continental Congress

 

 

 

 

 

1791 – 1st Catholic college in US, Georgetown, opens

1806 – 1st US college magazine, Yale Literary Government, publishes 1st issue

1806 – Explorer Zebulon Pike sights Pikes Peak (Colorado)

1813 – Tax revolt in Amsterdam

1824 – Series of fires kills 10 (Edinburgh Scotland)

1826 – Dutch Business Me gets monopoly on opium trade in Java/Madura

1837 – Isaac Pitman introduces his steno system

1849 – 1st US poultry show opens in Boston

1854 – In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is given the necessary royal concession.

1864 – 1st US mines school opens in basement of Columbia University, NY

 

 

 

1864 – Union Major General Sherman leaves Atlanta on the “March to the Sea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1869 – Free postal delivery formally inaugurated

1881 – American Federation of Labor (AFL) founded (Pittsburgh)

1882 – British HMS Flirt destroys village of Asaba Niger

1887 – British SS Wah Yeung catches fire on Canton River off Hong Kong

1899 – Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill & wife captured in Natal

1901 – James J Jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in San Francisco

1902 – Leopold II, King of Belgium almost assassinated by Italian anarchist

1904 – King C Gillette patents Gillette razor blade

1914 – Ital socialist Benito Mussolini founds newspaper Il populo d’italia

1919 – Senate 1st invokes cloture to end a filibuster (Versailles Treaty)

1920 – League of Nations holds 1st meeting, in Geneva

1926 – 1st formal radio network, RCA takes over AT&T 25 station Network (NBC)

1934 – Nobel for chemistry awarded to Harold C Urey (deuterium)

1938 – 1st telecast of an unscheduled event (fire), W2XBT, NY

1939 – FDR lays cornerstone of Jefferson Memorial in Wash DC

 

 

 

1939 – Nazis begin mass murder of Warsaw Jews , Warsaw Ghetto

 

 

 

 

 

1939 – Social Security Administration approves 1st unemployment check

1940 – 1st 75,000 men called to armed forces duty during peacetime

1942 – World War II: First flight of the Heinkel He 219.

1946 – House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) interrogates astronomer Harlow Shapley

1956 – Elvis Presley’s 1st film “Love Me Tender,” premieres in NYC

1957 – US sentences Soviet spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel to 30 years & $3,000

1959 – Robert White & Perry Smith murder four members of the Herbert Clutter Family at their farm outside Holcomb, Kansas.

1960 – Elgin Baylor of NBA LA Lakers scores 71 points vs NY Knicks

1960 – USS G Washington, 1st sub with nuclear ballistic missiles, launched

1961 – Comet C/1961 T1 (Seki) approaches within 0.1019 AUs of Earth

1961 – Roger Maris is voted AL MVP

1961 – UN bans nuclear arms

1962 – Don Drysdale wins Cy Young Award

 

 

 

1965 – Craig Breedlove sets land speed record (600.601 mph-966.57 kph)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1967 – Boston’s Carl Yastrzemski wins AL MVP

1967 – Michael Adams in X-15 reaches 80 km(see below Deaths )

1967 – The only fatality of the X-15 program occurs during the 191st flight when Air Force test pilot Michael J. Adams loses control of his aircraft which is destroyed mid-air over the Mojave Desert.(see below Deaths )

1969 – 1st commercial ad on English TV: Birds-Eye Peas on ATV (Midland)

1969 – 250,000 peacefully demonstrate in Wash DC against Vietnam War

1969 – Wendy’s Hamburgers opens

1971 – Intel advertises 4004-processor

1972 – Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 48 launched to study gamma rays

1973 – Egypt & Israel exchange prisoners of war

1976 – Syrian army conquerors Beirut

1979 – ABC-TV announces it would broadcast nightly specials on Iran hostage

1979 – Brit government identifies Sir Anthony Blunt as 4th man in Soviet spy ring

1979 – A package from the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.

1982 – Funeral services held in Moscow’s Red Square for Leonid I Brezhnev

1983 – 75th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

 

 

 

1985 – A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.

 

 

 

 

 

1986 – 2nd time Saturday Night Live uses a time delay (Sam Kinison hosts)

1988 – 91 m radio telescope dish at Green Bank, WV collapses

1988 – PLO proclaims State of Palestine, recognizes Israeli existence

1988 – Soviet space shuttle makes unmanned maiden flight (2 orbits)

1988 – The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.

1989 – “Batman” is released on video tape

1989 – Bret Saberhagen wins AL Cy Young Award

1989 – Walter Davis (Denver) begins NBA free throw streak of 53 games

1990 – Pres Bush signs Clear Air Act of 1990

1990 – Producers confirm that Milli Vanilla didn’t sing on their album

1990 – US 68th manned space mission STS 38 (Atlantis 7) launches into orbit

1991 – Dow Jones avg drops 120.31 points (5th largest dive)

1991 – Ricky Pierce (Seattle) begins NBA free throw streak of 75 game

1993 – Joe Buttafuoco sentence to 6 months for statutory rape of Amy Fisher

1993 – 13 Cuban refugees land in Florida after stealing a crop-duster in Cuba.

1995 – Space shuttle Atlantis docks with orbiting Russian space station Mir

1999 – Next transit of Mercury visible in North America

2003 – The first day of the 2003 Istanbul Bombings takes place, to be followed by additional bombings on November 20.

2005 – Boeing formally launches the stretched Boeing 747-8 variant with orders from Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines.

2007 – A devastating Cyclone named Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroyed the world’s largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans.

 

 

 

Births

1316 – Jean I, King of France (Nov 15-19, 1316) (he lived only 5 days)

1397 – Nicholas V, [Tommaso Parentucelli], Italy, Pope (1447-55)

1498 – Eleonore of Austria, Queen of Portugal and France (d. 1558)

1556 – Jacques-Davy Duperron, French cardinal (d. 1618)

1559 – Albrecht, arch duke of Austrian/cardinal-archbishop of Toledo

1660 – Hermann von der Hardt, German historian (d. 1746)

1661 – Christoph von Graffenried, Swiss settler in Americas (d. 1743)

1688 – Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician (d. 1757)

 

 

 

1708 – William Pitt the ElderLondonBritish Prime Minister (Whig, 1756-61, 66-68), `Great Commoner‘, (d. 1778)

 

 

 

 

 

1755 – Jan Blanken, Dutch hydraulic engineer

1757 – Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher, Danish surgeon (d. 1830)

1793 – Michel Chasles, French mathematician (geometry)

1814 – Pleasant Adam Hackleman, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1862

1816 – Joseph Bennett Plummer, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1862

1836 – Pierce Manning Butler Young, Mjr Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1896

1874 – August Krogh [Schack], Denmark, zoophysiologist (arterioles and capillaries, Nobel-1920), (d. 1949)

1882 – Felix Frankfurter, Vienna Aust, 80th Supreme Court Justice (1939-62)

1887 – Marianne Moore, St Louis, poet (Pulitzer 1951, Collected Poems)

 

 

 

1891 – Erwin RommelGerman fieldmarshal (WW II-African campaign)

 

 

 

 

 

1891 – W Averell Harriman, US, (Gov-D-NY)/ambassador to USSR (1943-46)

 

 

 

1906 – Curtis E Le May, air force general/VP candidate(see UE 10/1)

 

 

 

 

1907 – Count Claus Schenck von StauffenbergGerman anti fascist colonel

 

 

 

 

 

1919 – Joseph Albert Wapner, La, judge (People’s Court)

1928 – C. W. McCall, American singer

1930 – J[ames] G[raham] Ballard, China, sci-fi author (Drowned World)

1930 – Whitman Mayo, NYC, actor (Grady-Sanford & Son)

1931 – John Kerr, NYC, actor (South Pacific, Peyton Place, Pit & Pendulum)

1932 – Clyde L McPhatter, Durham NC, singer (Drifters-Treasure My Love)

1932 – Petula Clark, Surrey England, rock vocalist (Downtown, My Love)

1933 – Jack Burns, Boston Mass, comedian (Burns & Schreiber)

1934 – Joanna Barnes, Boston, actr (Parent Trap, Spartacus, Goodbye Charlie)

 

 

 

1937 – William E “Little Willie” John, [Woods], US R&B singer (Fever)

 

PERSON TO PERSON

FEVER

I’m Shakin’

All Around The World

 

 

 

 

1937 – Yaphet Kotto, NYC, actor (Brubaker, Alien, Raid on Entebbe, Homicide)

1939 – Erik Hansen, Denmark, 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1960)

1939 – Thalmus Rasulala, [Jack Crowder], Miami Fla, actor (Blacula, Roots)

1940 – Sam Waterson, Cambridge Mass, American actor (Capricorn One, Heaven’s Gate)

1941 – Daniel Manus Pinkwater, US, sci-fi author (Magic Moscow)

1942 – Daniel Barenboim, Buenos Aires Argentinia, pianist/conductor

1945 – Anni-Frid Lyngsdtad, [Fryeda Anderson], Sweden, rocker (ABBA)

1946 – Janet Lennon, Culver City California, singer (Lennon Sisters)

1950 – Mac Maurice Wilkins, discus thrower (1st to break 70m)

1952 – “Macho Man” Randy Savage, [Poffo], Sarasota FL, wrestler (WWF/SMW/ICW)

1952 – Zoltán Buday, Hungarian born actor

1953 – Yuri Viktorovich Prikhodko, Russian cosmonaut

 

 

 

1954 – Beverly D’AngeloColumbus Ohioactress (VacationEuropean Vacation)

 

 

 

 

 

1957 – Kevin Eubanks, bandleader (Tonight Show)

1970 – Jack Ingram, American singer and songwriter

1971 – Natalia Medvedeva, Kiev Ukraine, tennis star (1993 Prague Essen)

1971 – Rohan Robinson, Australian hurdler (Olympics-96)

1971 – Sandra Kim, [Caldarone], French singer (J’aime la Vie)

1973 – Sydney Tamiia Poitier, American actress

1975 – Scott Henshall, British fashion designer

1976 – Jessica Amey, Montreal Quebec, 100m butterfly/4 x 100 (Olympics-96)

1976 – Virginie Ledoyen, French actress 

 

 

 

Deaths

655 – PendaKing of Mercia

 

 

 

 

 

1028 – Constantine VIII Byzantine Emperor (b. 960)

1136 – Margrave Leopold III of Austria (b. 1073)

1194 – Margaretha van Elzas, wife of count Boudouin V of Henegouwen, dies

1280 – Albertus Magnus the Great, German leader/bishop Regensburg, dies at 87

1463 – Giovanni Antonio del Balzo Orsini, Prince of Taranto and Constable of Naples

1544 – King Jungjong of Joseon (b. 1506)

1670 – Jan A Comenius, [Komensky], Czech/Neth educator/philosopher, dies

1691 – Albert Cuyp, landscape painter, buried at 71

1706 – Tsangyang Gyatso, 6th Dalai Lama (b. 1683)

1712 – James Douglas, 4th Duke of Hamilton, Scottish nationalist (b. 1658)

1795 – Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo, French painter (b. 1719)

1819 – Daniel Rutherford, Scottish chemist and physician (b. 1749)

1832 – Jean Baptiste Say, French economist, dies at 63

1908 – Cixi [the old Buddha], empress-widow of China, dies

1916 – Henryk Sienkiewicz, Polish author, Nobel laureate (b. 1846)

1919 – Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913), dies

1934 – Anton CR Dreesmann, German/Neth’s manufacturer (Devout & D), dies

1944 – Maarten Reuchlin, resistance fighter, executed

1954 – Lionel Barrymore, [Blythe], actor (Dr Kildare, Key Largo), dies at 76

1958 – Tyrone Power, actor (Mark of Zorro), dies of a heart attack at 44

 

 

 

1967 – Michael James AdamsUSAF pilot (X-15), dies in X-15 crash at 37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1971 – Rudolf Abel, Soviet spy (b. 1903)

1971 – Edie Sedgwick, American actress and model (b. 1943)

1978 – Margaret Mead, anthropologist (Thoughts & Female), dies in NY at 76

1982 – Martin De Alzaga, Argentine racing driver (b. 1901)

1985 – Spencer W Kimball, US head of mormon church, dies at 90

 

 

 

1990 – AlydarAmerican racehorse (b. 1975)

 

 

 

 

 

1993 – Luciano Liggio, Italian mafia leader/painter, dies

1993 – Mouin Shabaita, Palestinian al-Fatah commandant, murdered

1993 – Theo Huizenaar, Dutch boxing trainer (Bep van Klaveren), dies at 93

1994 – James Winston Watts, developer of the Frontal Lobotomy, dies at 90

1994 – Janet Ahlberg, illustrator, dies at 50

 

 

 

1996 – Alger Hissformer alleged spy/lawyerdies at 92

 

 

 

 

 

1997 – Saul Chaplin, director (West Side Story), dies at 85

1998 – Stokely Carmichael, American civil rights activist (b. 1941)

2003 – Speedy West, Country Music Hall of Fame Steel Guitarist (b. 1924)

2003 – Dorothy Loudon, American actress (b. 1933)

2003 – Laurence Tisch, American businessman (b. 1923)

2005 – Arto Salminen, Finnish writer (b. 1959)

2006 – Ana Carolina Reston, Brazilian model (b. 1985)

2006 – David K. Wyatt, American historian (b. 1937)

2007 – Joe Nuxhall, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1928)

2010 – Larry Evans, American chess grandmaster and journalist (b. 1932)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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