Category: History


Today In The Past

 

 

Events

311 – St Militiades begins his reign as Catholic Pope
626 – In fear of assassination, Li Shimin ambushes and kills his rival brothers Li Yuanji and Li Jiancheng in the Incident at Xuanwu Gate. On September 4, Shimin’s father abdicates in his favour and Shimin becomes Emperor Taizong of Tang, Emperor of China.
706 – In China, Emperor Zhongzong of Tang has the remains of Emperor Gaozong of Tang, his wife and recently-deceased ruling empress Wu Zetian, her son Li Xian, her grandson Li Chongrun, and granddaughter Li Xianhui all interred in a new tomb complex outside Chang’an known as the Qianling Mausoleum, located on Mount Liang.
963 – The imperial army proclaims Nicephorus Phocas to be Emperor of the Romans on the plains outside Cappadocian Caesarea.
1140 – Hartbert becomes bishop of Utrecht
1214 – Battle of La Roche-aux-Moines (Angers), part of King John of England attempt to reclaim Normandy from France
1298 – Battle on Hasenbuhl (Gollheim) between German kings Adolf & Albrecht I
1555 – Turgut Reis sacks the Italian city of Paola.
1561 – Menas, Emperor of Ethiopia, defeats a revolt in Emfraz.
1576 – Muitende Spanish soldiers conquer Zierik Sea
1578 – Martin Frobisher sights Baffin Island.
1582 – Battle of Yamazaki: Toyotomi Hideyoshi defeats Akechi Mitsuhide.
1600 – Battle at Newport: Earl Mauritius van Nassau beats Spanish Army
1613 – The first English expedition from Massachusetts against Acadia led by Samuel Argall.
1644 – Battle of Marston Moor: Parliamentary forces defeat royalists
1679 – Europeans first visit Minnesota and see headwaters of Mississippi in an expedition led by Daniel Greysolon de Du Luth.
1681 – Earl of Shaftesbury arrested for high-treason
1687 – King James II disbands English parliament
1698 – Thomas Savery patents the first steam engine
1776 – NJ gave all adults who could show a net worth of 50 pounds right to vote
1776 – Continental Congress resolves “these United Colonies are & of right ought to be Free & Independent States”
1777 – Vermont becomes 1st American colony to abolish slavery
1787 – De Sade shouts from Bastille that prisoners are being slaughtered
1794 – 2nd Battle of Seneffe: France-Austria
1808 – Simon Fraser completes his trip down Fraser R, BC, lands at Musqueam
1823 – Bahia Independence Day: the end of Portuguese rule in Brazil, with the final defeat of the Portuguese crown loyalists in the province of Bahia.
1843 – An alligator falls from sky during a Charleston SC thunderstorm
1847 – Envelope bearing 1st US 10 cent stamps, still exists today
1849 – Garibaldi in Rome begins hunger strike
1850 – Benjamin Lane patents gas mask with a breathing apparatus
1858 – Partial emancipation of Russian serfs
1861 – Battle of Hoke’s Run, WV – small Union victory
1862 – Lincoln signs act granting land for state agricultural colleges
1863 – Battle of Gettysburg (2nd day)
1863 – R Morgan’s: Burksville, KY to Salineville, OH [->JUL 26]
1864 – Gen Early & Confederate forces reach Winchester en route to Wash DC
1864 – Statuary Hall in US Capitol forms
1865 – William Booth founds Salvation Army (Army of the Salvation)
1867 – 1st US elevated railroad begins service, NYC
1870 – Jules Joseph d’Anethan is elected the tenth Prime Minister of Belgium.
1881 – Pres Garfield shot by Charles J Guiteau a disappointed office-seeker
1885 – Canada’s North-west Insurrection ends with surrender of Big Bear
1890 – Congress passes Sherman Antitrust Act
1894 – Government obtains injunction against striking Pullman Workers
1900 – Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin 1st airship LZ-1, flies
1900 – Sibelius’ “Finlandia,” premieres in Helsinki
1900 – First zeppelin flight takes place on Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany.
1901 – Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid rob train of $40,000 at Wagner Montana
1902 – John J McGraw becomes manager of NY Giants (stays for 30 years)
1903 – AL/NL batting champ Ed Delahanty, disappears, found dead days later
1903 – Pitcher Jack Doscher, 1 son of a major leaguer debuts with Cubs
1906 – Yanks win by forfeit, for their 1st time
1916 – Lenin says Imperialism is caused by capitalism
1916 – Russian offensive in Armenia
1917 – Riots in East St Louis Mo
1921 – 41st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: B Tilden beats B Norton (46 26 61 60 75)
1921 – Jack Dempsey KOs George S Carpentier in 4 for heavyweight boxing title 1st million dollar gate ($1.7m) boxing match (Dempsey KOs Carpentier)
1926 – US Army Air Corps created; Distinguish Flying Cross authorized
1927 – 40th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats L de Alvarez (62 64)
1927 – Earthquake hits Palestine
1928 – British parliament accept female sufferage
1932 – 52nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Ellsworth Vines beats H Austin (64 62 60)
1932 – FDR makes 1st presidential nominating conventional acceptance speech
1933 – Carl Hubbell shuts-out Cards 1-0 in 18 innings without a walk
1934 – General Lazaro Cardenas elected president of Mexico
1935 – Great Britain boxers beat US team in 1st intl Golden Gloves
1937 – 57th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Don Budge beats G von Cramm (63 64 62)
1937 – Amelia Earhart & Fred Noonan disappear over Pacific Ocean
1938 – 51st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (64 60)
1940 – Dutch PM Colijn publishes “Borders of 2 Worlds” (German victory)
1940 – Hitler orders invasion of England (Operation Sealion)
1940 – Lake Washington (Seattle) Floating bridge dedicated
1940 – PM Churchill meets gen-mjr B Montgomery
1940 – Indian independence leader Subhas Chandra Bose is arrested and detained in Calcutta.
1941 – DiMaggio breaks Willie Keeler’s 44 game hitting streak (45th of 56)
1941 – Earthquake hits Palestine
1941 – Nazi mass murder in Lvov/Lemberg (7,000 dead)
1941 – Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit,” premieres in London
1943 – Gulf of Biskaje: Liberator bombers sinks U-126
1943 – Indians score 12 runs in 4th inning & beat Yankees 12-0
1943 – Lt Charles Hall, becomes 1st black pilot to shoot down Nazi plane
1944 – Marshal von Kluge replaces General von Rundstedt
1946 – Dutch Beel government forms
1946 – Harbor workers end strike at Rotterdam & Amsterdam
1947 – Military coup discovered in France
1948 – 62nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Falkenburg beats Bromwich (75 06 62 36 75)
1949 – “High Button Shoes” closes at Century Theater NYC after 727 perfs
1949 – “Red Barber’s Clubhouse” sports show premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV
1949 – 56th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: L Brough beats M duPont (10-8 16 10-8)
1950 – Indian Bob Feller, wins his 200th game, 5-3 over Detroit
1950 – Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto, Japan burns down.
1950 – Henri Queuille is elected the seventh Prime Minister of the Fourth French Republic.
1951 – Bill Veeck buys St Louis Browns from Bill & Charlie DeWitt
1951 – Bob & Ray show premieres on NBC radio
1951 – Hugo Yarnold stumps 6 at Dundee, Worcester v Scotland
1951 – Island advisor of Curacao installed
1951 – Leidse astronomers discover radio signal out of Milky Way system
1952 – Princess Beatrice opens miniature city of Madurodam
1954 – 68th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: J Drobny beats K Rosewall (13-11 46 62 97)
1954 – Denis Compton scores 278 in 290 minutes v Pakistan
1955 – “7th Heaven” closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 44 performances
1955 – “Almost Crazy” closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 16 performances
1955 – “Lawrence Welk Show” premieres on ABC
1955 – 10th US Women’s Open Golf Championship won by Fay Crocker
1955 – 62nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Louise Brough beats B Fleitz (75 86)
1956 – Elvis Presley records “Hound Dog” & “Don’t Be Cruel”
1956 – US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
1957 – 1st submarine designed to fire guided missiles launched, Grayback
1957 – Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Le pelerinage De Lourdes
1958 – US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
1959 – “Plan 9 From Outer Space,” one of the worse films ever, premieres
1960 – “Once Upon a Mattress” closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 460 perfs
1961 – Maris hits 29th & 30th en route to 61 homers
1962 – Cubans minister of Foreign affairs RaulCastro arrives in Moscow
1962 – Fidel Castro visits Moscow
1963 – Giant Willie Mays’ HR in 16th inning gives them a 1-0 win over Braves
1963 – Juan Marichal (Giants) beats Warren Spahn (Braves), 1-0 in 16 innings
1964 – Cilla Black records Beatle’s “Its For You,” McCartney plays piano
1964 – Grand jury indicts Beckwith in murder of Medger Evers
1964 – Pres Johnson signs Civil Rights Act & Voting Rights Act into law
1965 – 79th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (62 64 64)
1966 – 1st France nuclear explosion on Mururoa atoll
1966 – 73rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie J King beats Frasier (63 36 61)
1966 – France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1967 – 22nd US Women’s Open Golf Championship won by Catherine Lacoste
1967 – Catherine Lacoste becomes youngest (22), 1st foreigner (France) & 1st amateur to US Women’s open golf tournament
1969 – Ireland bowl out WI for 25 at Londonderry, win by 9 wkts
1969 – Leslie West & Felix Pappalardi form rock group Mountain
1970 – 1st Boeing 747 to land in Amsterdam & Brussels
1970 – NY Yankees Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for 3rd time in 28 days
1971 – 78th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Evonne Goolagong beats M Smith (64 61)
1971 – USSR performs underground nuclear test
1972 – “Fiddler on the Roof” closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 3242 perfs
1972 – 27th US Women’s Open Golf Championship won by Susie Maxwell Berning
1972 – Bob Seagren pole vaults world record 5.63m
1972 – India & Pakistan sign peace accord
1973 – James R Schlesinger, ends term as 9th director of CIA
1973 – Nation Black Network begins operation on radio
1974 – Fernando Mameda of Portugal sets record for 10,000 m (27:13.81)
1976 – 83rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats E Goolagong (63 46 86)
1976 – Formal reunification of North & South Vietnam
1976 – Supreme Court rules death penalty not inherently cruel or unusual
1977 – 91st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Connors (36 62 61 57 64)
1978 – Pitcher Ron Guidry sets Yankee record of 13-0 start
1979 – Susan B Anthony dollar is issued, 1st US coin to honor a woman
1980 – Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir & Mickey Hart are arrested for incitement
1980 – Julie Marie Bryan, 18, of Georgia, crowned America’s Young Woman of Yr
1982 – Larry Walters using lawn chair & 42 helium balloons, rose to 16,000′
1982 – Soyuz T-6 returns to Earth
1983 – 90th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats A Jaeger (60 63)
1985 – Andrei Gromyko appointed president of USSR
1985 – European Space Agency launches Giotto (Halley’s Comet Flyby)
1986 – After 14 wins, Roger Clemens suffer his 1st loss of year
1986 – General strike against Pinochet regime in Chile
1986 – Supreme Court upholds affirmative action in 2 rulings
1987 – Jim Eisenreich, comeback after nervous disorder in 1984
1987 – Nilde Iotti is named as the first female President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies.
1988 – 95th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Navratilova (57 62 61)
1989 – 10th US Seniors Golf Open: Orville Moody
1989 – 17th du Maurier Golf Classic: Tammie Green
1990 – Imelda Marcos & Adnan Khashoggi found not guilty of racketeering
1990 – Panic in tunnel of Mecca: 1,426 pilgrims trampled to death
1991 – Riot at Guns N’ Roses concert in St Louis
1991 – Donald Trump proposes to Marla Maples and gives her a 7½ karat diamond ring
1992 – Braniff Airlines goes out of business
1993 – Boat sinks at Bocaue Philippines, 325 die
1993 – F-28 crashes at Sorong Irian Barat, 41 die
1993 – Kansas Royals rename stadium Ewing Kaufman Stadium after founder
1993 – Moslem fundamentalists in Sivas Turkey, set hotel on fire, kill 36
1993 – NY Met Anthony Young loses a record 25th straight game (goes to 27)
1993 – Pope John Paul II hospitalized for Cat Scan test
1994 – 101st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: C Martinez beats Navratilova (64 36 63)
1994 – 37 dies in US Air DC-9 crash in NC
1994 – John Wayne Bobbitt & Kristina Elliot arrested for domestic battery
1994 – Richard Johnson takes 10-45 for Middlesex against Derbyshire
1994 – US Air DC-9 crash in NC, 37 killed
1995 – “Rose Tattoo” closes at Circle in the Square NYC after 80 perfs
1995 – 16th US Seniors Golf Open: Tom Weiskopf
1995 – Michelle McGann wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic
1995 – Thailand: Banharn Silpa-Archa’s party wins election
2000 – Vicente Fox Quesada is elected the first President of México from an opposition party, the Partido Acción Nacional after more than 70 years of continuous rule by the Partido Revolucionario Institucional.
2001 – AbioCor self contained artificial heart created.
2002 – Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.
2003 – Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy, insults German MP Martin Schulz by calling him a “kapo” during a session of the European Parliament.
2004 – ASEAN Regional Forum accepts Pakistan as its 24th member.¨
2008 – Ingrid Betancourt and 14 other FARC hostages are rescued by the Colombian armed forces.
2010 – Oil tanker truck explosion in South Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo kills at least 230 people
2012 – GlaxoSmithKline settle the largest healthcare fraud case in history for US$3 Billion
2012 – Monsoon rain in East India kills at least 79 people and leaves 2.2 million homeless

Births

419 – Valentinian III, Roman emperor (425-55)
1029 – Caliph Al-Mustansir of Cairo (d. 1094)
1262 – Arthur II, Duke of Brittany (d. 1312)
1363 – Mary, Queen of Sicily (d. 1401)
1489 – Thomas Cranmer, England, archbishop/reformer/martyr
1492 – Elizabeth Tudor, English princess (d. 1495)
1581 – Johann Staden, composer
1589 – Guillaume van Messaus, composer
1636 – Daniel Speer, composer
1644 – Abraham a Santa Clara, [Johann Megerle], German court vicar
1647 – Daniel Finch 2nd earl of Nottingham, English min of foreign affairs
1652 – Guillielmus “Willem” Kerricx, Flemish sculptor (Rozenkrans)
1665 – Samuel Penhallow, English-born American colonist and historian (d. 1726)
1667 – Pietro Ottoboni, Italian cardinal (d. 1740)
1698 – Francesco III d’Este, Duke of Modena (d. 1780)
1714 – Christoph W Ritter von Gluck, Austria composer (Il there pastore)
1724 – Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poet
1737 – Francois Leonard Rouwyzer, composer
1746 – Hardenack Otto Conrad Zinck, composer
1756 – Christian G Korner, German lawyer/father of Karl
1763 – Peter Ritter, composer
1793 – Antoine Prumier, composer
1810 – Robert Augustus Toombs, Secy State (Confederacy), died in 1885
1814 – Atale Therese Annette Wartel, composer
1819 – Charles-Louis Hanon, French composer (d. 1900)
1820 – George Law Curry, Newspaper publisher and Governor of Oregon (d. 1878)
1821 – Charles Tupper, (C) 6th Canadian PM (1896)
1822 – Douglas Strutt Galton, English engineer (rails/trains)
1830 – John Bordenave Villepigue, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
1834 – Hendry P G Quack, lawyer/economist/secr Dutch Bank
1836 – Henry Eugene Davies, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1894
1847 – Marcel Bertrand, French mine engineer (tectonic geology)
1849 – Maria Theresia of Austria-Este, queen of Bavaria (d. 1919)
1857 – Francesco Spetrino, composer
1862 – William Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1942)
1865 – Lili Braun, Prussia, feminist/socialist writer (Im Schatten Titanen)
1867 – Herbert Prior, England, actor (Caught Short, Slave of Desire)
1876 – Wilhelm Cuno, German ship owner/republic chancellor (1922-23)
1877 – Hermann Hesse, Switzerland, novelist/poet (Steppenwolf, Nobel 1946), (d.1962)
1880 – Albert Szirmai, composer
1881 – Royal H. Weller, American politician (d. 1929)
1882 – Edgar Mayne, cricketer (Australian batsman, prolific for Victoria)
1884 – Alfons Maria Jakob, German neurologist (d. 1931)
1887 – Marcel Tabuteau, Compiègne France, oboist (Phila Orch 1915-54)
1888 – Selman Waksman, Russ/US microbiologist (Nobel 1951)
1889 – Cor Hermus, Dutch actor/director/writer (A Mother)
1890 – Earl Roy Curry, religious thinker and Kirtland Temple overseer (d. 1980)
1892 – Jack Hylton, English orchestra leader/impresario (Crazy Passage Show)
1893 – August Maes, Flemish actor/director (Shylock-Hamlet)
1893 – Ralph Hancock, Welsh garden designer (Rockefeller Center) (d. 1950)
1894 – Walter Brennan, Swampscott Mass, actor (Real McCoys, At Gun Point)
1896 – Lydia Mei, Estonian artist (d. 1965)
1900 – Tyrone Guthrie, English actor (d. 1971)
1901 – Arthur Rex Alston, sports commentator
1903 – Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, (C) British PM (1963-64)
1903 – Olav AFEC of Schleswig-Holstein-S-G, King Olav V of Norway (1957-91)
1904 – Carl Weinrich, composer
1904 – Gerarda “Meik” Rueter, Dutch (sculptress, if that word exists)
1905 – Jean-Rene Lacoste, France, US Open (1926)/alligator shirt designer
1906 – Alan Webb, actor (King Lear, Taming of Shrew, Challenge of Lassie)
1906 – Hans Bethe, physicist (Nobel 1967), peace worker
1906 – Robert Levine Sanders, composer
1907 – Eppo Doeve, Dutch cartoonist/painter
1907 – Leo O’Brien, cricketer (Australian batsman in 5 Tests 1932-36)
1908 – Jean Sinclair, teacher/campaigner
1908 – Thurgood Marshall, Baltimore Maryland, 1st black Supreme Court justice (1967-91), (d. 1993)
1909 – Hermann Bengtson, German historian (Greeks Ancient Times)
1910 – Earl Hawley Robinson, composer
1910 – Hans Gunther Adler, German writer
1910 – William Douglas Denny, composer
1911 – Diego Fabbri, Italian, playwright/leader (Vatican movie bureau)
1913 – Edith Heerdegen, Dresden Germany, actress (Serpent’s Egg, Monpti)
1914 – Frederick Fennell, Cleveland Ohio, conductor (Time & Winds)
1914 – Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist (d. 1990)
1915 – 8th duke of Wellington, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
1915 – Bert Decorte, Flemish poet
1916 – Barry Gray, [Bernard Yaroslaw], interviewer (started call-in radio)
1916 – Ken Curtis, [Curtis Gates], Lamar CO, actor (Ripcord, Festus-Gunsmoke)
1916 – Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Combat pilot and highest-decorated German soldier of WWII (d. 1982)
1917 – Pierre Dubois, Dutch literary
1918 – Imam Elissa, singer
1918 – Sheikh Iman, player/singer
1918 – Wibo, Dutch cartoonist (d. 2005)
1919 – Johnny Bradford, Long Branch NJ, actor (Ransom Sherman Show)
1919 – Jean Craighead George, American writer
1920 – Eliseo Diego, latin American poet
1922 – Dan Rowan, Beggs Oklahoma, comedian (Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-in)
1922 – Genrikh Matusovich Vagner, composer
1923 – Wislawa Szymborska, Prowent, Poland, poet referred to as the ‘Mozart of Poetry’ (Nobel 1996), (d. 2012)
1924 – Rick Besoyan, composer
1925 – Marvin Rainwater, Wichita Ks, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
1925 – Patrice E Lumumba, Zaire, revolutionary/1st premier of Congo
1925 – Yasushi Akutagawa, composer
1926 – Billy Usselton, saxophonist
1926 – Lee Allen, Pittsburg, Ks, tenor sax (Walkin’ With Mr Lee)
1926 – Octavian Paler, Romanian writer, journalist, (d. 2007)
1927 – Brock Peters, NYC, actor/singer (Carmen Jones, To Kill a Mockingbird)
1927 – Jerome Meyer, horse trainer
1927 – Ruth Berghaus, choreographer/director
1928 – Estelita Rodriguez, Cuba, actress (Cuban Fireball, Havana Rose)
1928 – Pavel Kohout, Czech, director/author (Poor Murderer)
1929 – Imelda Marcos, politician/shoe collector/former 1st lady of Philippines
1929 – John A. Cade, American politician
1930 – Carlos Saul Menem, president of Argentina (1989- )
1931 – Robert Ito, Vancouver BC, actor (Sam-Quincy ME)
1932 – Dave Thomas, founder (Wendy’s Restaurants)
1932 – Ken McMillan, Bkln NY, actor (Malone, Concrete Beat)
1932 – Sammy Turner, Paterson NJ, vocalist (Lavender Blue)
1933 – David Benjamin Lewin, composer
1933 – Kalim Siddiqui, islamic campaigner
1934 – Ivan Madray, WI cricket leg-spin all rounder, 2 Tests 3 runs 0-108)
1935 – Dick Dolman, economist/Dutch politician 2nd Chamber
1935 – Ed Bullins, Phila, playwright
1935 – Gilbert Kalish, Brooklyn NY, pianist/professor (SUNY Stony Brook)
1936 – Omar Suleiman, Qena, Egypt, army general and intelligence officer, (d. 2012)
1937 – Dick Berardino, baseball player
1937 – Polly Holliday, Jasper Ala, actress (Flo-Alice, Flo-Flo)
1937 – Richard Petty, auto race driver (Daytona 500-1979,81)
1939 – John H Sununu, US Secretary of State (R, 1989-91)
1939 – M[ichael] A[nthony] Foster, US, sci-fi author (Gameplayers of Zan)
1939 – Michael N Castle, (Rep-R-Delaware)
1939 – Paul Williams, rocker (Temptations-My Girl)
1939 – Valeri Vasilyevich Illarianov, Russia, cosmonaut
1939 – Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek politician and poet
1941 – Stéphane Venne, French Canadian songwriter
1942 – Georgi Ivanov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33)
1942 – Vicente Fox, Former Mexican president
1943 – Walter Godefroot, Belgian cyclist
1945 – James Orville Fulkerson, composer
1946 – Richard Axel, American scientist, Nobel laureate
1946 – Ron Silver, American actor
1947 – Ervin Hall, Phila, 100m hurdler (Olympic-silver-1968)
1947 – Larry David, Brooklyn NY, actor/comedian/writer (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm)
1947 – Luci Baines Johnson Nugent Turpin, daughter of Pres LBJ
1948 – Saul Rubinek, Canadian film actor
1948 – Gene McFadden, American songwriter (d. 2006)
1949 – Roy Bittan, rocker (E Street Band)
1949 – Hanno Pöschl, Austrian actor
1950 – Johnny Colla, California, rock sax (Huey Lewis & The News-Need a New Drug)
1951 – Joey Puerta, rocker (Ambrosia)
1951 – Michele Santoro, Italian TV journalist
1952 – Johnny Coila, rocker
1952 – Linda M Godwin, Cape Girardeau Mo, PhD/astronaut (STS 37, 59, 76)
1952 – Wayne Haner, rock bassist (Axe)
1953 – Tony Armas, baseball player
1954 – Wendy Schaal, Chicago Ill, actress (It’s a Living, Julie-Fantasy Is)
1955 – Andrew Divoff, Venezuelan actor
1955 – Kevin Michael Grace, Canadian journalist
1956 – Jeffrey Cooper, rock guitarist (Midnight Star-No Parking)
1956 – Jerry Hall, Mesquite Tx, model/Mrs Mick Jagger (Batman, Freejack)
1956 – Leslie Reid, Vancouver BC, equestrian dressage (Olympics-96)
1957 – Mike Anger, rocker (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
1958 – Thomas Bickerton, American Methodist bishop
1959 – Eduardo Bengoechea, Argentina, tennis star
1959 – Hoogie Drexler, jockey
1959 – Wendy B Lawrence, Jacksonville Fla, astronaut (STS 67, 86, sk:91)
1960 – Julia Montgomery, Kansas City, Missouri, American actress (One Life to Live, Revenge of the Nerds)
1960 – Terry Rossio, American screenwriter
1961 – Alba Parietti, Torino Italy, actress (Galagoal, Abbronzatissima)
1961 – James McNichol, LA California, actor (Fitzpatricks, California Fever)
1961 – Pat Dufficy, Westerly RI, female catcher (Colo Silver Bullets)
1961 – Michael Lindsay, Voice actor
1962 – Brandel Eugene Chamblee, St Louis MO, PGA golfer (1994 Honda-3rd)
1963 – Mark Kermode, British film critic
1964 – Dave Parsons, rocker (Transvision Vamp, Sham 69-That’s Life)
1964 – DeAnne Hemmens, SF California, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)
1964 – Joe Magrane, baseball player
1964 – Jose Canseco, Havana Cuba, outfielder (Oak A’s, Red Sox, 1988 AL MVP)
1964 – Shannon Ritter, jockey
1964 – Ozzie Canseco, Cuban-born American baseball player
1964 – Charles Robinson, American wrestling referee
1966 – Blaise Rhodes, Berwyn Heights MD, canoe (alt-Olympics-96)
1966 – Tim Spehr, Excelsior Springs MO, catcher (Montreal Expos)
1967 – Debee Ashby, Coventry England, topless model (There’s Girl in My Soup)
1968 – Mark Tewsksbury, Canada swimmer (world record backstroke)
1968 – Mike Lee, Neptune NJ, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Tommy Armour Tour)
1969 – Matthew Cox, American convicted felon
1969 – Jenni Rivera, Long Beach, California, singer-songwriter (Jenni, 2008), (d. 2012)
1970 – Derrick Ralph Adkins, Brooklyn NY, 400m hurdler (Olympics-gold-96)
1970 – Colin Edwin, Australian musician (Porcupine Tree)
1970 – Scotty 2 Hotty, American wrestler
1970 – Monie Love, English rapper
1970 – Steve Morrow, Irish footballer
1971 – Jared Palmer, NYC, tennis star
1971 – Troy Brown, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots)
1971 – Evelyn Lau, Canadian author
1972 – Towanna Stone, Miss USA-Tennessee (1997, 3rd)
1972 – Darren Shan, Irish children’s author
1973 – Peter Kay, British comedian
1974 – Natali Sacco, Miss Universe-Peru (1996)
1974 – Sean Casey, American baseball player
1974 – Moon So-ri, South Korean actress
1974 – Rocky Gray, American musician
1975 – Catalina Cristea, Bucharest Rom, tennis star (1995 quarter Jakarta)
1975 – Daniel Kowalski, Singapore, Aust swimmer (Olympics-bronze/silver-96)
1975 – Eric Daze, Montreal Quebec, NHL left wing (Chicago Blackhawks)
1975 – Erik Ohlsson, Swedish guitarist (Millencolin)
1976 – Krisztián Lisztes, Hungarian footballer
1976 – Ivan Tomić,Croatian buissnesman
1976 – Tomáš Vokoun, Czech hockey player

1977 – Shannan McCray, Miss District of Columbia Teen USA (1996)
1978 – Jüri Ratas, Estonian politician
1979 – Sam Hornish, Jr., American race car driver
1979 – Diana Gurtskaya, Georgian singer
1979 – Joe Thornton, Canadian hockey player
1980 – Nicole Manske, American beauty queen and motorsports television commentator
1981 – Angel Pagán, Puerto Rican baseball player
1981 – Alex Koroknay-Palicz, American youth rights activist
1981 – Aaron Voros, Canadian hockey player
1982 – Olivia Munn, American television hostess
1983 – Michelle Branch, American singer (The Wreckers)
1983 – Sammy J, Australian comedian
1984 – Vanessa Lee Chester, American actress
1984 – Thomas Kortegaard, Danish footballer
1984 – Maarten Martens, Belgian footballer
1984 – Johnny Weir, American figure skater
1985 – Rhett Bomar, American football player
1985 – Chad Henne, American football player
1985 – Ashley Tisdale, American actress and singer
1986 – Lindsay Lohan, actress (Alli Fowler-Another World)
1987 – Ruslana Korshunova, Kazakhstani model (d. 2008)

Deaths

783 – Bert(h)a/Berthrada, mother of Charles the Great, dies
862 – St. Swithun, Bishop of Winchester(b. 789)
936 – Henry I the Vogelaar, German king (919-36)/duke of Saxon 912-36, dies
1298 – Adolf van Nassau, RC-German king (1292-98), dies in battle at about 43
1504 – Stephen III (Stefan the Great), ruler of Moldavia (1457-1504), dies
1566 – Nostradamus, [Michel de Nostre-Dam], French astrologist, dies at 62
1582 – Akechi Mitsuhide, Japanese samurai (b. 1528)
1591 – Vincenzo Galilei, Italian composer (b. 1520)
1619 – Olivier de Serres, French farming pioneer (silkworms), dies
1621 – Thomas Harriot, English astronomer
1644 – William Gascoigne, introduced telescopic sights, is killed at 24
1656 – François-Marie, comte de Broglie, Italian-born French commander (b. 1611)
1663 – Thomas Selle, composer, dies at 64
1674 – Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1614)
1684 – John Rogers, president of Harvard University (b. 1630)
1700 – Lambert Doomer, painter/cartoonist, dies at about 77
1708 – Willem of Nassau, mister of Zuylenstein/lt-gen/baron Enfield, dies
1743 – Spencer Compton earl of Wilmington, English minister of Finance, dies
1746 – Thomas Baker, English antiquarian (b. 1656)
1778 – Jean-Jacques Rousseau, composer, dies at 66
1778 – Bathsheba Spooner, American murderer
1794 – Franz Xaver Thomas Pokorny, composer, dies at 65
1798 – John Fitch, American inventor, clockmaker, etc, dies
1822 – Denmark Vesey, & 5 aides hanged at Blake’s Landing, Charleston, SC
1833 – Gervasio Antonio de Posadas, Argentine politician (b. 1757)
1843 – Samuel Hahnemann, German physician, dies at 88
1850 – Robert “Bobbie” Peel, British PM/founder London Police, dies at 62
1857 – Carlo Pisacane, Italian patriot (b. 1818)
1861 – Peter A de Genestet, vicar/poet, dies at 31
1863 – Stephen Hinsdale Weed, US Union brig-general, dies in battle at 28
1878 – Francois-Emmanuel-Joseph Bazin, composer, dies at 61
1895 – William Rockstro, composer, dies at 72
1903 – Ed Delahanty, American Hall of Fame baseball player (b. 1867)
1911 – Felix Mottl, composer, dies at 54
1912 – Tom Richardson, English cricketer (88 wickets in 14 Tests for England), dies (b. 1870)
1914 – Joseph Chamberlain, British minister to Germany, dies at 78
1915 – Gen Porfirio [Jose de la Cruz] Diaz, president Mexico, dies
1917 – Herbert Beerbohm Tree, English actor/director (Hamlet), dies
1918 – Mohammed V Resjad, sultan of Turkey (1909-18), dies
1920 – William Louis Marshall, American general and engineer (b. 1846)
1921 – Edwin Evans, cricketer (6 Tests for Australia), dies
1926 – Emile Coué, French pharmacist (recovery by auto suggestion), dies
1929 – Gladys Brockwell, actress (Oliver Twist), dies at 34
1930 – Anders Randolf, actor (Love of Sunya, Dangerous Curves), dies at 59
1932 – Manuel II, last King of Portugal (1908-10), dies at 43
1935 – Alfred Dreyfus, french colonel, dies
1936 – Harry Northrup, actor (Who’s Knocking at My Door), dies at 60
1937 – Amelia Earhart Putnam, Dutch pilot/1st female to fly Atl, dies at 40
1937 – Fred L Noonan, US navigator, disappeared over Pacific Ocean
1939 – Alfred R Zimmerman, mayor of Rotterdam (1906-22), dies
1940 – Ben[jamin] Turpin, US comic (Saps at Sea, His New Job), dies
1940 – Bertram Shapleigh, composer, dies at 69
1941 – Mohammad Baqa Jilani, cricketer (Test for India), dies at 29
1946 – Anthony Overton, publisher/cosmetics manufacturer/banker, dies at 81
1949 – Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgaria premier (1946-49), dies at 67
1951 – Earnest F Sauerbruch, German nazi/surgeon, dies at 75
1952 – Henriette H Bosmans, Dutch cello player/pianist/composer, dies at 56
1955 – Edward Lawson, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1873)
1961 – Ernest Hemingway, American author and Nobel laureate, dies from suicide at 61
1964 – Glenn “Fireball” Roberts, biggest NASCAR money winner, dies in crash
1965 – Theodora E “Betsy” Ranucci-Beckmann, actress (Klatergoud), dies at 88
1966 – Jan Brzechwa, Polish poet (b. 1900)
1968 – Francis Brennan, US cardinal of Philadelphia, dies at 74
1969 – Michael DiBiase, wrestler (b. 1923)
1970 – Jessie Street, Australian civil rights activist, dies
1971 – Edward Ballantine, composer, dies at 84
1972 – Joseph F Smith Jr, leader US mormon chuch, dies at 95
1973 – Betty Grable, US actress (How to Marry a Millionaire), dies at 56
1973 – George Macready, US, actor (Martin Peyton-Peyton Place), dies at 73
1973 – Swede Savage, dies of injuries at Indianapolis 500
1973 – Chick Hafey, baseball player (b. 1903)
1973 – George McBride, baseball player (b. 1880)
1973 – Ferdinand Schörner, German field marshal (b. 1892)
1975 – James Robertson Justice, actor (DR at Large, Dr om Love), dies at 70
1976 – Frances Howard, actress (Swan, Shock Punch), dies at 73
1977 – Vladimir V Nabokov, Russian/US writer (Lolita), dies at 78
1978 – Aris Alexandrou, Greek novelist, poet and translator (b. 1922)
1981 – Robert Emmett Keane, actor (Rookie Cop, Red Dragon), dies
1982 – Poul Rovsing Olsen, composer, dies at 59
1984 – Ramiro Cortes, composer, dies at 50
1984 – Paul Dozois, Quebec politician (b. 1908)
1985 – David Purley, British Formula 1 driver (b. 1945)
1986 – Peanuts Lowrey, baseball player (b. 1917)
1987 – Karl Linnas, accused Nazi, dies of heart failure in Russia
1987 – Michael Bennet, choreographer (Chorus Line), dies of AIDS at 44
1989 – Franklin Schaffner, American film director (b. 1920)
1990 – Muntu Myeza, S Afr anti-apartheid activist, dies in auto at 39
1990 – Snooky Lanson, singer, dies at 76
1991 – Lee Remick, actress (Days of Wine & Roses), dies of cancer at 55
1992 – Borisav Pekic, Serbian writer/politician, dies
1992 – Edith Valckaert, Belgian violinist, dies at 42
1992 – Franco Cristaldi, Italian producer/Claudia Cardinale’s husband, dies
1992 – Jose Monje, [Camaron de la Isla], Spanish flamenco singer, dies
1993 – Fred Gwynne, actor (Herman-Munsters), dies of pancreatic cancer at 66
1993 – Sir Edward Dunlop, Australian war hero (b. 1907)
1994 – Andres Escobar, Colombia world cup soccer star, shot for losing to US
1994 – Marion Williams, gospel singer, dies of diabetes at 66
1994 – Maung Maung, premier of Burma (1988), dies at 69
1994 – Ralph C Rinzler, folklorist (Greenbriar Boys), dies at 59
1995 – Gail Gordon, actor (Our Miss Brooks, Lucy Show), dies of cancer at 89
1995 – George Seldes, journalist, dies at 104
1995 – Gervase F Ashworth Jackson-Stops, architectural adviser, dies at 48
1995 – Krissy Taylor, model (17 Mag), dies of respitory problems at 17
1996 – Hugh Davson, physiologist/writer, dies at 86
1997 – Jimmy Stewart, actor (It’s a Wonderful Life), dies at 89
1999 – Mario Puzo, American author, dies at 78
2000 – Joey Dunlop, Irish motorcycle racer (b. 1952)
2002 – Ray Brown, American jazz bassist (b. 1926)
2004 – Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, Portuguese writer (b. 1919)
2004 – John Cullen Murphy, American comic strip artist (b. 1919)
2005 – Ernest Lehman, American screenwriter (b. 1915)
2006 – Jan Murray, American comedian (b. 1916)
2007 – Beverly Sills, American operatic soprano (b. 1929)
2008 – Natasha Shneider, Russian-born musician (b. 1956)
2008 – Elizabeth Spriggs, English-Born Actress (b. 1929)
2010 – Beryl Bainbridge, Author (b. 1932)
2011 – Itamar Franco, Brazilian politician (b. 1930)
2012 – Ben Davidson, American professional footballer and actor, dies from prostate cancer at 72

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Events

69 – Bataafs nobleman Gaius Julius Civilis proclaimed emperor of Syria
70 – Titus sets up batterig rams to assault the walls of Jerusalem
251 – The Battle of Abrittus is won by the Goths against the Romans. Roman Emperors Decius and Herennius Etruscus are killed.
649 – Pope Martinus I elected to succeed Theodore I
1097 – 1st Crusaders defeat Sultan Kilidj Arslan of Nicea
1200 – In China, sunglasses are invented
1233 – Earl Otto II van Gelre grants Arnhem state justice
1252 – King Alfonso X “el Sabio” of Castile/Leon crowned
1253 – Battle at Westkapelle-Floris the Guardian beats Gwijde van Dampierre
1347 – Engagement of Count Louis of Male to Margaretha to daughter of Jan III
1390 – French & Genuese armada sails out against barbarian pirates
1517 – 1st burning of Protestants at stake in Netherlands
1517 – Inquisitor Adrian Boeyens (pope Adrianus VI) becomes cardinal
1535 – Sir Thomas More goes on trial in England charged with treason
1543 – England & Scotland sign Peace treaty of Greenwich
1569 – Latvia Parliament accept Union of Lublin, incorporate into Poland
1600 – Prince Maurits’ army occupies Newport Flanders Neth
1656 – 1st Quakers (Mary Fisher/Ann Austin) arrives in Boston (arrested)
1674 – Spain, France & Netherlands form Triple Alliance
1689 – Matsuo Basho, zen poet, leaves for 150 days journey on Honshu Japan
1690 – Battle of Colors: French beats Spanish/Dutch army
1690 – Army of England’s Protestant King William III defeats Roman Catholic King James II in Battle of Boyne in Ireland
1745 – Warship Elisabeth joins Bonnie Prince Charlies frigate Doutelle [OS]
1747 – Battle at Lafeld: France beat English/Dutch army
1776 – 1st vote on Declaration of Independence
1782 – American privateers attack Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
1795 – John Rutledge becomes 2nd chief justice of Supreme Court
1798 – Napoleon’s fleet reaches Alexandria Egypt
1810 – Louis Napoleon resigns as king of the Netherlands
1816 – Fr frigate Medusa wrecked; basis of Géricault’s “Raft of the Medusa”
1820 – 1st edition of newspaper “Courrier de la Meuse” published”
1823 – 9th Postmaster General: John McLean of Ohio takes office
1823 – United Provinces of Central America gain independence from Mexico
1831 – Admiral James C Ross reaches magnetic North Pole
1839 – Abdul-Medjid succeeds Mahmud II as Sultan of Turkey
1847 – 1st US postage stamps go on sale, 5 cent Franklin & 10 cent Washington, NYC
1850 – At least 626 ships lie at anchor around SF Bay
1858 – 1st Canadian coins minted (1, 5, 10 and 20 cent)
1858 – The joint reading of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace’s papers on evolution to the Linnean Society.
1859 – 1st intercollegiate baseball game, Amherst beats Williams 66-32
1859 – Balloon covers a record 809 miles over St Louis
1861 – 1st public schoolhouse opens at Washington & Mason St, SF
1861 – War Dept decrees the KA & TN are to be canvassed for volunteers
1862 – Battle at Booneville Mississippi: Confed superior power driven out
1862 – Congress outlaws polygamy (1st time); bad news for Utah
1862 – US Civil War: Day 7 of 7 Days-Battle of Malvern Hill (Poindexter’s Farm) Union forces repel Confederate attack
1862 – Emperor Alexander II grants Jews right to publish books
1862 – Battle of Holly Spring, MS
1862 – Internal Revenue Law imposes 1st federal taxes on inheritance, tobacco & on incomes over $600 (progressive rate)
1862 – The Russian State Library is founded.
1863 – -2] Battle at Baltimore: Crump’s Crossroads Virginia
1863 – Battle of Gettysburg, Pa; Lee’s northward advance halted
1863 – Free city delivery of mail begins in 49 US cities; postage 3 cents per oz
1863 – Slavery abolished in Suriname & Netherlands Antilles
1864 – Battle of Petersburg, VA [->JUL 31] -front US3695 CS—
1867 – Dominion of Canada forms (New Bruns, Nova Scotia, Ontario & Quebec)
1869 – Dutch newspaper stamp tax repealed
1869 – US mint at Carson City, Nevada opens
1870 – James W Smith of SC is one of 1st African Americans to enter West Point
1871 – The decimal currency system is made uniform in Canada
1873 – Henry Ossian Flipper of Georgia one of the first African Americans enters West Point Military Academy
1873 – Prince Edward Island becomes 7th Canadian province
1874 – 1st Chamber accept law against child labor
1874 – 1st US kidnapping for ransom, 4-year-old Charles Ross, $20,000
1874 – 1st US zoo opens (Philadelphia)
1875 – Universal Postal Union established
1877 – 1st edition of “Amsterdammer” published
1878 – Treaty of Berlin divide Africa up for colonization
1878 – Canada joins the Universal Postal Union.
1879 – Ex-khedive Ismael Pasha sails from Alexandria to Naples
1879 – Charles Taze Russell publishes the first edition of the religious magazine The Watchtower.
1881 – 1st international telephone conversation, Calais, ME-St Stephen, NB
1881 – US Assay Office in St Louis, Missouri opens
1881 – General Order 70, the culmination of the Cardwell-Childers reforms of the British Army’s organisation, comes into effect.
1883 – ANWB forms in Utrecht
1885 – The United States terminates reciprocity and fishery agreement with Canada.
1889 – Frederick Douglass named Minister to Haiti
1889 – US mint at Carson City, Nevada reopens
1890 – Great-Britain & Germany sign Zanzibar-Helgoland Treaty
1890 – Canada and Bermuda are linked by telegraph cable.
1893 – SF Bay City Club opens 1st US bicycle race track, made of wood
1896 – Harbor of Ymuiden opens
1896 – Wilfrid Laurel sworn in as 1st French speaking premier
1897 – Bronx acquires Hutton Square
1898 – Teddy Roosevelt & his Rough Riders charge up San Juan Hill
1899 – Gideon Society established to place bibles in hotels
1899 – SF City Hall turned over to city, after 29 years of building
1902 – Ranji (230) & Newham (153) add 344 for 7th wkt, Sussex v Essex
1902 – Start of Sherlock Holmes “Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax” (BG)
1903 – 1st Tour de France bicycle race begins
1904 – 3rd modern Olympic games opens in St Louis
1907 – World’s 1st air force established (US Army)
1910 – Chicago’s Comiskey Park opens – St Louis Browns beat White Sox 2-0
1910 – Union of South Africa becomes a dominion
1910 – White Sox Park (Comiskey Park) opens with 2-0 loss to Browns
1911 – German boat Panther nears for Agadir Morocco
1911 – Proclamation removes “Dei Gratia” from Canada’s coins
1913 – Serbia & Greece declare war on Bulgaria
1915 – Australia begins Commonwealth Lighthouse Service
1915 – Australian Survey Corps becomes part of Military Forces
1916 – Battle on the Somme: British 4th Army walks to German lines
1916 – British court martial (Easter uprising)
1916 – Coca-Cola brings current coke formula to the market
1916 – Honus Wagner, 42, is oldest to hit an inside-the-park HR
1917 – 257cm-mirror for Mount Wilson Observatory mounted
1917 – Race riots in East St Louis Illinois (40 to 200 reported killed)
1917 – Reds Fred Toney pitches completes doubleheader victories over Pirates
1917 – Robins (Dodgers) play their 1st Sunday game in Brooklyn
1919 – 1st class postage drops from 3 cents to 2 cents
1919 – Scheveningen soccer team forms in Scheveningen
1920 – Wash Senator Walter Johnson no-hits Boston Red Sox, 1-0
1921 – The Communist Party of China is founded.
1923 – 1st permanent radio network-AT&T (WEAF NY & WMAF Mass)
1924 – Light Brigade forms
1924 – Through regular transcontinental airmail service forms, NYC-SF
1925 – NY Giant Hack Wilson hits 2 HRs in 3rd inning beating Phillies, 16-7
1925 – SDAP wins 4 chairs in Second-Parliamentary election
1925 – Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs created in UK
1926 – Canada restores gold standard
1929 – US Immigration law of 1924 in effect
1929 – US cartoonist Elzie Segar creates “Popeye”
1930 – Great-Britain signs accord for Independence of Iraq
1931 – Cleveland Municipal Stadium is completed
1931 – Ice vending machines introduced in LA 25 lbs, 15 cents
1931 – Phillies Chuck Klein hits for cycle vs Chicago Cubs
1931 – Trans African Railway in use (Benguela, Angola-Jadotville, Congo)
1932 – 45th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (63 61)
1932 – NY Gov FDR nominated for president at Dem Convention in Chicago
1932 – NY newspaper Evening Standard goes bankrupt
1933 – German nazi regime declares that married women shouldn’t work
1933 – Strauss & von Hofmannsthal’s opera “Arabella,” premieres in Dresden
1933 – The Canadian Parliament suspends all Chinese immigration.
1934 – 1st x-ray photo of entire body, Rochester, NY
1935 – General Neth Persbureau (ANP) forms in Amsterdam
1936 – AVRO radio broadcast studios in Hilversum opens
1936 – Watchfulness Committee forms in Amsterdam
1937 – Britain begins using an emergency phone number (999)
1937 – Rev Martin Niemöller (Bekennende Kirche) arrested in Germany
1937 – Spanish bishops support Franco & fascists
1938 – 58th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Don Budge beats Henry Austin (61 60 63)
1940 – Australia refuses entry to Dutch Jewish refugees
1941 – 1st coml TV licenses granted-W2XBS-WNBT (NBC) & WCBW (CBS), NYC
1941 – Bulova Watch Co pays $9 for 1st ever network TV commercial
1941 – Joe Dimaggio on way to 56, ties Willie Keeler’s 44 game hit streak
1941 – WCBW (now WCBS) TV channel 2 in NY, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
1941 – WNBT TV (W2XBS, Now WNBC) channel 4 in NYC (NBC) begins broadcasting
1942 – German troops conquer Sebastopol
1943 – “Pay-as-you-go” – 1st withholding tax from paychecks
1944 – 2500+ killed in London/SE England by German flying bombs
1944 – Bretton Woods Conference starts, establishing IMF & World Bank
1944 – Earl Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to colonel
1944 – General Eisenhower visits front in Normandy
1944 – US headquarter moves to Colombières Normandy
1944 – Von Rundstedt against Keitel: “Signs peace, idiots!”
1945 – 1st of the superstars returns from the WW II, Hank Greenberg homers
1945 – 55th Postmaster General: Robert E Hannegan of Mo takes office
1945 – Allies troop land on Balikpapan
1946 – Rajah cedes Sarawak to British crown
1946 – US drops atom bomb on Bikini atoll (4th atomic explosion)
1947 – 192m long passenger ship Willem Ruys (Achille Lauro) launched
1947 – Brit Dominion Affairs office becomes Commonwealth Relations office
1948 – Bradman scores 128 Australia v Surrey, 141 mins, 15 fours
1948 – Brooklyn’s Roy Campanella debuts as catcher
1948 – NYC subway fare goes to 10 cents, bus fare to 7 cents and combo fare at 12 cents
1949 – 63rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Ted Schroeder beat Drobny (36 60 63 46 64)
1949 – Bao Dai’s Republic of Vietnam gains independence from France
1949 – WBRC TV channel 6 in Birmingham, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
1949 – WCCO TV channel 4 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1950 – “Lost in the Stars” closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 281 perfs
1950 – 1st 407 US soldiers flown to South Korea
1950 – NYC bus fare rises to 10 cents equal to subway fare, combo fare at 15 cents
1950 – WHBF TV channel 4 in Rock Island, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
1951 – Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
1951 – Cleve Indian Bob Feller, 3rd no-hitter beats Det Tigers, 2-1
1953 – KLAS TV channel 8 in Las Vegas, NV (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 – KTVH (now KWCH) TV channel 12 in Hutchinson-Wichita, KS (CBS) begins
1954 – Cards’ Joe Cunningham hits 2 HRs for record 3 HRs in his 1st 2 days
1954 – Test Cricket debut of Khalid Hassan, 16 yrs 352, then world record
1954 – WDBO (now WCPX) TV channel 6 in Orlando, FL (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 – 69th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Tony Trabert beats Kurt Nielsen (63 75 61)
1955 – KOTA TV channel 3 in Rapid City, SD (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 – Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Western Golf Open
1956 – Elvis Presley wearing a tuxedo appears on Steve Allen Show
1956 – Ibrahim Hashiroe succeeds Said el-Moefti as premier of Jordan
1957 – International Geophysical Year begins (until Dec 31, 1958)
1957 – WRLP TV channel 32 in Greenfield/Keene/Brat, MA (IND) 1st broadcast
1958 – The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation links television broadcasting across Canada via microwave.
1959 – Heinrich Lubke elected pres of West-Germany
1959 – Israeli Knesset agrees to weapon sales to West-Germany
1959 – WVTV TV channel 18 in Milwaukee, WI (IND) begins broadcasting
1959 – World Refugee Year begins
1959 – The Party of the African Federation (PFA) holds its constitutive conference.
1960 – Benjamin Britten’s cantate “Carmen Baseliense,” premieres in Basel
1960 – British Somaliland becomes Somalia
1960 – Fidel Castro nationalizes Esso, Shell & Texaco in Cuba
1960 – Ghana becomes a republic
1960 – Italian Somaliland gains independence, unites with Somali Republic
1960 – No passports needed inside Benelux
1960 – USSR shoots down US RB-47 reconnaissance plane
1961 – 16th US Women’s Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

1961 – Haleakala National Park forms in Hawaii

1961 – KNDU TV channel 25 in Richland-Pasco-Kennew, WA (NBC) 1st broadcast
1962 – Algeria votes for independence
1962 – Burundi & Rwanda gain independence from Belgium (National Days)
1963 – Beatles record “She Loves You” & “I’ll Get You”
1963 – Pres Kennedy arrives in Rome
1963 – US postal service institutes (Zone Improvement Plan) zip code
1963 – ZIP Codes are introduced for United States mail.
1965 – FC Twente ’65 Enschede soccer team forms in Enschede
1965 – KUID TV channel 12 in Moscow, ID (PBS) begins broadcasting
1965 – Kinderstraf trial starts
1966 – 80th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: M Santana beats D Ralston (64 11-9 64)
1966 – Construction crews begin tearing up Market St to build BART
1966 – Explorer 33 launched
1966 – Medicare goes into effect
1966 – VVV soccer team forms in Venlo
1966 – The first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto.
1967 – “Funny Girl” closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 1348 perfs
1967 – 1st British color TV broadcast, on BBC 2
1967 – BBC starts their World Radio Club
1967 – Beatles’ “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” goes #1 for 15 weeks
1967 – Canada celebrates the 100th anniversary of the British North America Act, 1867.
1968 – Bob Gibson’s streak of 47 2/3 inn scoreless streak ends on wild pitch
1968 – Fortuna Sittard soccer team forms in Sittard
1968 – John Lennon’s 1st full art exhibition (You are Here)
1968 – US, Britain, USSR & 58 nations sign Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty
1968 – USSR performs underground nuclear test
1968 – The CIA’s Phoenix Program is officially established.
1968 – Formal separation of the United Auto Workers from the AFL-CIO.
1969 – Charles Philip Arthur George invested as Prince of Wales
1969 – John & Yoko are hospitalized after a car crash
1969 – Shelby Singleton buys Sun Records from Sam Phillips
1970 – Denny McLain returns, (leaves trailiing) Tigers beat Yankees in 11
1970 – FC Utrecht soccer team forms in Utrecht
1970 – Jimi Hendrix 1st recording session (NYC)
1971 – British & Argentina sign accord about Falkland Islands
1971 – Debt raised to build San Franisco’s Golden Gate Bridge paid off
1971 – State of Washington becomes 1st state to ban sex discrimination
1972 – “Follies” closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 524 performances
1972 – “Hair” closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 1750 performances
1972 – Ms. magazine begins publishing
1972 – The first Gay Pride march in England takes place.
1973 – “Jesus Christ Superstar” closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 711 perfs
1973 – 1st US-China basketball game, US collegiates beats Shanghai 96-61
1973 – Mary Mills wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic
1974 – 1st Laura Ashley-store in US opens (SF)
1974 – General Pinochet becomes president of Chile
1974 – Isabel Peron succeeds husband Juan as pres of Argentina
1974 – Monmouthshire renamed Gwent & becomes part of Wales
1975 – Muhammad Ali beats Joe Bugner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1975 – WEDway People Mover inaugurated
1976 – Kenneth Gibson, is 1st black president of US Conference of Mayors
1976 – Portugal grants autonomy to Madeira.
1977 – 84th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Virginia Wade beats B Stove (46 63 61)
1977 – FC Volendam soccer team forms in Volendam Neth
1977 – Marlies Gohr runs Europen record 100m (10.88 sec)
1978 – “Act” closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 233 performances
1978 – Former Pres Nixon makes 1st public speech since resigning in 1974
1978 – Northern Territory of Australia becomes self-governing
1979 – Stampede Pass, Washington is covered with 6″ of snow
1979 – Vicki Fergon wins LPGA Lady Stroh’s Golf Open
1979 – Sony introduces the Walkman.
1980 – Steve Overt runs world record 3:48.8 mile in Oslo
1980 – O Canada officially becomes the national anthem of Canada.
1981 – Laurel Canyon California murders (4 die, 1 wounded)
1981 – NEC soccer team forms in Nijmegen
1981 – Nell Dunn’s “Steaming,” premieres in London
1981 – Prince Willem Alexander opens Willems Bridge in Rotterdam
1981 – Radio Shack 3rd release of Model III TRSDOS 1.3
1982 – 2,100 Unification church couples wed in NYC
1982 – ABC national music radio network scheduled premiere (never happened)
1982 – Challenger moves overland to Dryden
1982 – General Reynaldo Bignone sworn in as president of Argentina
1982 – Kosmos 1383, 1st search & rescue satellite, launched
1982 – PEC Swells ’82 soccer team forms in Swells
1983 – Arbitrator Raymond Goetz rules 43 players who are on Disabled List during 1981 players’ strike not entitled to salaries for that period
1984 – “Baby” closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 241 performances
1984 – Amy Alcott wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1984 – Royals pitcher Paul Splittorff, retires
1984 – The PG-13 rating is introduced by the MPAA.
1987 – Bork nominated to Supreme Court, rejected in Oct by senate
1987 – NYC radio station WFAN-AM becomes 1st 24 hour all sports radio
1987 – WHN-AM in NY City changes call letters to WFAN (now WEVD) replacing WHN’s country music, WYNY-FM adopts country music format
1989 – NFL owners vote unanimously to form WLAF
1989 – Yanks beat Milwaukee Brewers 4-1, score is changed to 5-1 after game is over. Umpire rules Roberto Kelly scored before a double-play
1990 – 11th US Seniors Golf Open: Lee Trevino
1990 – 18th du Maurier Golf Classic: Cathy Johnston
1990 – 1st Zen winter session in Sydney Zen Center’s Gorrick’s Run Zendo
1990 – Despite Andy Hawkins no-hitting White Sox, Yankees lose 4-0
1990 – Dordrecht ’90 soccer team forms in Dordrecht
1990 – FC Swells soccer team forms in Swells
1990 – German Democratic Republic accepts Deutsche Mark as its currency
1990 – In Victoria, Australia, helmetless bike riding becomes illegal
1990 – NY Yankee Andy Hawkins throws no-hitter in Comiskey Park, losing 4-0
1992 – 6.6 earthquake in Big Bear Valley of Los Angeles
1992 – Ali Kafi becomes president of Algeria
1992 – Fox broadcasting adds Wednesday night TV programming
1993 – 1 second is added to the clock
1993 – Russian manned space craft TM-17, launches into orbit
1993 – STS-57 (Endeavour) lands
1994 – Fokker’s-28 crashes at Tidjikja, Mauritania (94 killed)
1994 – Roman Herzog sworn in as German president
1994 – Soyuz TM-19 launches
1994 – Yassar Arafat returns to Gaza strip
1995 – “Kiss of the Spider Woman” closes at Broadhurst NYC after 906 perfs
1995 – Kiersten Rickenbach, of NJ, crowned America’s Junior Miss
1996 – Kevan James scores 103 & takes 4 wkts in 4 balls, Hants v Ind
1996 – NHL Winnipeg Jets officially become the Phoenix Coyotes
1996 – Placido Domingo becomes art director of Washington Opera
1996 – WBSI TV replaces WNYC on channel 31 in NYC
1997 – Nevada Athletic Commission suspends Mike Tyson for biting Holyfield
1997 – STS 94 (Columbia 23) launches into orbit
1997 – UK returns Hong Kong to China
1999 – The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth on the day powers are officially transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh.
2000 – The Oresund Bridge, connecting Sweden and Denmark, opens for traffic.
2000 – Vermont’s civil unions law goes into effect.
2002 – The International Criminal Court is established to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.
2002 – A Bashkirian Airlines (flight 2937) Tupolev TU-154 and a DHL (German cargo) Boeing 757 collide in mid-air over Ueberlingen, southern Germany, killing 71.
2004 – Saturn Orbit insertion of Cassini-Huygens begins at 01:12 UTC and ends at 02:48 UTC.
2006 – The first operation of Qinghai-Tibet Railway in the People’s Republic of China.
2007 – Smoking in England is banned in all public indoor spaces. With the ban already in force in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, this means it is illegal to smoke in indoor public places anywhere in the UK. The ban is also put into effect in Australia.
2012 – 17 people are killed and 45 injured in an attack on two churches in Garissa, Kenya
2012 – Spain’s football team crush Italy 4-0 to win the 2012 UEFA Euro Cup

 

 

 

Births

1381 – Laurentius Justitianus, [Lorenzo Giustiniani], saint
1481 – Christian II of Denmark, Sweden and Norway (d. 1559)
1506 – Louis II, king of Hungary/Bohemia (1516-26)
1511 – Hadrianus Junius, [Adriaen de Jonghe], medical/historian/humanist
1534 – Frederick II, King of Denmark and Norway (1559-88)
1560 – Charles van Croij, prince of Chimay/duke of Aarschot
1574 – Joseph Hall, English bishop and writer (d. 1656)
1586 – Claudio Saracini, composer
1633 – Johann Heinrich Heidegger, Swiss theologian (d. 1698)
1646 – G W Leibniz, German mathematician/philosopher; postulated monads
1663 – Franz Xaver Murschhauser, composer
1688 – Johann Ludwig Steiner, composer
1723 – Pedro R de Campomanes, Spanish economist/historian/literary
1725 – Comte de Rochambeau, French soldier (d. 1807)
1735 – James Lyon, composer
1742 – Georg C Lichtenberg, German physicist/writer (types of Lichtenberg)
1764 – Georg Christoph Grosheim, composer
1780 – Karl von Clausewitz, Prussian strategist
1788 – Jean-Victor Poncelet, mathematician, founded projective geometry
1802 – Gideon Welles, Secy Navy (Union), died in 1878
1804 – George Sand, France, (female) novelist (Valentine, Le Figaro)
1807 – Thomas Green Clemson, mining engineer, endowed Clemson University
1810 – Walter White, secretary (NAACP)
1812 – Willem J d’Ablaing van Giessenburg, Dutch genealogist/heraldicus
1818 – Ignaz Semmelweis, gynecologist
1833 – Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert, Bvt Major General (Union Army)
1834 – Jadwiga Łuszczewska, Polish poet (d. 1908)
1840 – Robert S Ball, Irish mathematician/astronomer
1844 – Verney L Cameroon, English explorer (Tanganyika)
1857 – Roger Connor, 1st baseman (NY Giants)
1861 – Samuel D Riddle, horse owner (Man ‘o War)
1863 – William Grant Stairs, Canadian explorer (d. 1892)
1869 – William Strunk Jr., American grammarian (d. 1946)
1872 – Louis Bleriot, 1st man to fly an airplane across English Channel
1873 – Alice Guy-Blaché, American film director (d. 1968)
1874 – Michel H Campen, author/critic (Bikoerim)
1879 – Leon Jouhaux, France, socialist/co-founder UN’s ILO (Nobel 1951)
1881 – Piet[er] L Kramer, architect (Amsterdam School)
1883 – Arthur Borton, English soldier (d. 1933)
1887 – Charles D Brown, Iowa, actor (Barefoot Boy, Disbarred, Night Editor)
1892 – James M Cain, Minneapolis Mn, novelist (Postman Always Rings Twice)
1893 – Walter Francis White, Atlanta Georgia
1896 – Pavel G Antokolski, Russian poet/director (Syn) [NS]
1898 – Andre-Marie Charue, bishop of Namen Belgium
1899 – Cavan O’Connor, singer
1899 – Charles Laughton, England, actor (Mutiny on Bounty, Spartacus)
1899 – Henry “Indiana” Jones Jr, fictional character “Indiana Jones”
1899 – Konstantinos Tsatsos Greek politician and president (1975-1980)
1901 – Irna Phillips, Chicago, created 6 soap operas (Guiding Light)
1901 – Sylvia Mary Paget Chancellor, philanthropist
1902 – Billy Wyler, director (Ben Hur, Mrs Miniver)
1902 – Jose Luis Sert, Spanish/US architect
1903 – Amy Johnson, British pilot
1903 – Beatrix Lehmann, England, actress (Candles at Nine, Staircase)
1904 – Mary Calderone, physician/founder (planned parenthood)
1906 – Edward Lansing Gordon Jr, Jackson Miss, long jumper (Olympic-gold-32)
1906 – Frank Parker, NYC, actor (Shawn-Days of our Life)
1906 – Estée Lauder, New York, NY, CEO (Estée Lauder cosmetics) (d. 2004)
1907 – Bill Stern, Rochester NY, sportscaster (Saturday Night Fights)
1908 – Paul Hardy, Belgian writer (Best of Painted Furniture)
1908 – Peter Anders, German opera singer
1908 – Peg Entwistle, Welsh actress (d. 1932)
1909 – Juan Carlos Onetti, novelist
1909 – Madge Evans, Manhattan NYC, TV panelist (Masquerade Party)
1909 – Bill Stern, American sportscaster (d. 1971)
1911 – Alvino Rey, Cleve Ohio, orchestra leader (King Family)
1911 – Sergei Sokolov, Soviet marshal
1912 – Ahmad H al-Bakr, Iraqi fieldmarshal/president/premier
1912 – David Brower, environmentalist/president (Sierra Club)
1912 – Roy McKelvie, soldier/sports writer
1912 – Sally Kirkland, American fashion editor (d. 1989)
1913 – Jo Sinclair, writer
1914 – Cristyl Cranz, Germany, slalom (Olympic-gold-1936)
1914 – Earle Warren, alto sax player
1914 – Magda Gabor, Budapest Hungary, actress (People vs Zsa Zsa Gabor)
1915 – Jean Stafford, US writer (Boston Adventure, Lion & Carpenter)
1915 – Viscount Leverhulm, English large landowner (Unilever)
1915 – Willie Dixon, Vicksburg Missisipi, blues artist (Walkin’ the Blues, Mellow Down Easy)
1915 – Joseph Ransohoff, American neurosurgeon (d. 2001)
1916 – Olivia de Havilland, Tokyo Japan, actress (Adventures of Robin Hood)
1919 – Hans Bender, German poet
1920 – Harold Sakata, American actor (d. 1982)
1921 – Seretse Khama, 1st premier/president of Botswana (Bechuanaland)
1923 – Constance Ford, actress (Ada Hobson-Another World)
1925 – Farley Granger, San Jose CA, actor (Arnold, Rope, Deathmask)
1926 – Franclaois-Regis Bastide, writer/broadcaster
1926 – Robert Fogel, Nobel laureate
1926 – Carl Hahn, German automotive executive
1927 – Hans Eklund, composer
1927 – Ruben Gomez, baseball player
1928 – Constance Ford, US actress (Cabinet of Calgary, Ada-Another World)
1928 – Volker Wangenheim, composer
1929 – Gerald M Edelman, US biochemist (Nobel 1972)
1930 – Andreas JAI Bruggeman, Dutch mayor (Schipluiden/Leiderdorp)
1930 – Moustapha Akkad, Syrian-American filmmaker (d. 2005)
1931 – Leslie Caron, Boulogne-Biliancourt France, actr (Lili, Father Goose)
1931 – Tab Hunter, actor (Tab Hunter Show, Lust in the Dust)
1932 – Bobby Day, [Robert Byrd], Fort Worth Tx, rock vocalist (Rockin’ Robin)
1932 – Ze’ev Schiff, Israeli journalist (d. 2007)
1933 – Frank Baumann, baseball player
1933 – Peter Walwyn, British race horse trainer
1934 – Jamie Farr, Toledo Oh, actor (Klinger-M*A*S*H, AfterMASH)
1934 – Jean Marsh, London England, actress (Dark Places, Eagle has Landed)
1934 – Sydney Pollack, Lafayette, director (Tootsie, Presumed Innocent)
1934 – Claude Berri, French actor, director and screenwriter
1935 – James Cotton, blues vocalist
1935 – Seiji Ozawa, [Fentian Shenyan], Manchuria, orchestra conductor
1937 – Ebrahim I Ebrahim, South African ANCer/Umkhonto we Sizwe-leader
1938 – Chester Watson, West Indian cricket fast bowler (early 60s)
1938 – Don Pavletich, baseball player
1938 – Craig Anderson, baseball player
1939 – Charles Hatcher, (Rep-D-GA, 1981- )
1939 – Delaney Bramlett, Oklahoma, rocker (Shindogs, Delaney & Bonnie)
1939 – Karen Black, American actress
1940 – Jack Acker, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
1940 – Kenneth Clarke, British minister
1941 – John Gould, British composer/musical comic
1941 – Rod Gilbert, Canada, NHL wing (NY Rangers)
1941 – Sally Quinn, Georgia, CBS newscaster (Morning Show)
1941 – Twyla Tharp, Portland Ind, choreographer (Twyla Tharp Dance Troupe)
1941 – Alfred G. Gilman, American scientist, Nobel laureate
1941 – Myron Scholes, American economist, Nobel laureate
1942 – Genevieve Bujold, Montreal, actress (King of Hearts, Choose Me, Coma)
1942 – Karen Black, [Ziegler], Park Ridge Ill, (5 Easy Pieces, Pyx)
1942 – William Carney, (Rep-R-NY, 1979-86)
1942 – Andraé Crouch, American singer
1943 – Jeff Wayne, musician
1945 – Deborah Harry, Miami Fla, singer (Blondie-Heart of Glass)
1945 – Mike Burstyn, Israeli-American actor
1946 – June Montiero, US, vocalist (Toys-A Lover’s Concerto)
1946 – Ron Silver, NYC, actor (Gary-Rhoda, Entity, Silkwood, Best Friends)
1947 – Marc Benno, rocker
1947 – Kazuyoshi Hoshino, Japanese racing driver
1949 – John Farnham, Australian singer
1950 – David Duke, American politician, K.K.K. member
1951 – Daryl Anderson, Seattle, actor (Animal-Lou Grant)
1951 – Fred Schneider, Newark Ga, vocalist/guitarist (B-52’s-Rock Lobster)
1951 – Trevor Eve, Wales, actor (Shadow Chasers)
1951 – Anne Feeney, American protest singer
1951 – Terrence Mann, American actor and dancer
1952 – Dan Aykroyd, Ottawa Canada, comedian/actor (SNL, Dragnet)
1952 – Timothy J. Tobias, American composer and musician (d. 2006)
1953 – Henry Percy, 11th duke of Northumberland, godchild of Elizabeth II
1954 – Michael Daniel Reid, Bainbridge MD, PGA golfer (1987 Seiko Tucson)
1955 – Keith Whitley, Sandy Hook Ky, country singer (Don’t Close Your Eyes)
1956 – Adrian Wright, rocker (Human League-Only Human)
1956 – Bill Caudill, baseball player
1956 – Lorna Patterson, Whittier California, actress (Airplane, Pvt Benjamin)
1956 – Alan Ruck, American actor
1957 – Hannu Kamppuri, Finnish ice hockey player
1958 – Nancy Lieberman Cline, Bkln, WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury) (Oly-S-76)
1959 – Anne Smith, Dallas TX, tennis star
1960 – Alan Ruck, Cleve Oh, actor (Stuart-Spin City)
1960 – Evelyn “Champagne” King, Bronx NY, disco singer (Shame, I’m in Love)
1960 – Lynn Jennings, Princeton NJ, 5k runner
1960 – Mike Fitzgerald, baseball player
1961 – Diana Spencer, Sandringham England, Princess of Wales, (d. 1997)
1961 – Kalpana Chawla, Karnal India, astronaut (STS 87)
1961 – Carl Lewis [Frederick], Birmingham Alabama, sprinter and long jumper (Oly-9 gold-84-96)
1961 – Malcolm Elliott, British cyclist
1962 – Andre Braugher, Chicago Ill, actor (Frank Pembleton-Homicide)
1963 – Edward Tsang Lu, Springfield Mass, astronaut (STS 84)
1963 – Roddy Bottum, LA California, rock keyboardist (Faith No More-Real Thing)
1964 – Mike Twardoski, baseball player
1964 – Poi Burton, rocker (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen)
1964 – Theresa Lynn, Louisville KY, actress (Orgasm Girl-Private Parts)
1965 – Luc Rochefort, Trois-Rivieres Que, golfer (1991 Low Amateur Quebec)
1966 – Eric Ball, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
1966 – Larisa Savchenko, Neiland Latvia, tennis star
1966 – Patrick McEnroe, Manhasset NY, tennis star
1966 – Shawn Burr, Sarnia, NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1966 – Simon Arkell, Australian pole vaulter (Olympics-17th-92, 96)
1966 – Enrico Annoni, Italian footballer
1967 – Dave Richardson, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1967 – Mike Eastwood, Ottawa, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
1967 – Pamela Anderson Lee, Ladysmith BC, playmate (Feb 90/Home Improvement)
1967 – Tony Bennett, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
1968 – Charles Wilson, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets)
1968 – Roshumba Williams, Chicago Ill, model (Bride)
1968 – Tim Abell, American actor
1969 – Gary Brown, NFL running back (Houston Oilers)
1969 – Graham Lloyd, cricketer (son of David, Lancashire batsman, Eng ODI 96)
1970 – Kevin O’Brien, WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons)
1970 – Nicky Goetze, Milwaukee Wisc, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 NCAA Acad)
1970 – Van Malone, NFL safety (Detroit Lions)
1971 – Darick Holmes, NFL running back (Buffalo Bills)
1971 – Oleg Antonenko, hockey forward (Team Belarus, Olympics-1998)
1971 – Wanda Gonzalez, Miss Connecticut USA (1996)
1971 – Melissa Peterman [Melissa Margaret], Minneapolis, Minnesota, American actress (Reba, Fargo)
1971 – Julianne Nicholson, American actress
1971 – Steven W. Bailey, American actor
1971 – Jamie Walker, American baseball player
1972 – Corey Hirsch, Medicine Hat, NHL goalie (Vancouver Canucks)
1972 – Darrick Bledose, WLAF cornerback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1972 – Claire Forlani, English actress
1972 – Alex Machacek, Austrian musician
1973 – Malina Milson, Australian softball 1st baseman (Olympics-bronze-96)
1974 – Michele Krasnoo, Culver City California, actress (Kickboxer IV)
1975 – Sufjan Stevens, American musician
1976 – Patrick Stephan Kluivert, Surinam/Dutch soccer player (Ajax)

1976 – Hannu Tihinen, Finnish footballer

1976 – Ruud van Nistelrooy, Dutch footballer
1977 – Liv Tyler, New York City, American actress and daughter of Aerosmith’s frontman, Steven Tyler (Stealing Beauty)
1977 – Misty Marriah Esplin, Preston Idaho, Miss America-Idaho (1997)
1977 – Keigo Hayashi, Japanese music artist
1977 – Birgit Schuurman, Dutch musician
1978 – Eisa Istok, Miss Illinois Teen USA (1996)
1978 – Jacqie Turner, west Covina California, figure skater, 1997 SW Pacific-2nd
1978 – Vicki Renee Hughes, Miss New Mexico Teen USA (1997)
1979 – Forrest Griffin, American mixed martial artist
1980 – Patrick Aufiero, American hockey player
1981 – Tadhg Kennelly, Irish-born Australian Rules footballer
1981 – Demetria McKinney, American Actress
1982 – Carmella DeCesare, American model
1982 – Romola Garai, English actress
1982 – Justin Huber, Australian baseball player
1982 – Joachim Johansson, Swedish tennis player
1982 – Adrian Ward, American football player
1982 – Hilarie Burton, American actress
1983 – Marit Larsen, Norwegian musician (M2M)
1983 – Leeteuk, Korean singer
1988 – Evan Ellingson, American actor
1989 – Mitch Hewer, English actor
1989 – Hannah Murray, English actress
1992 – Bryant Jones, Camarillo Ca, actor (Nate Hastings-Young & Restless)

 

 

 

Deaths

251 – Decius, Roman Emperor (b. 207)
251 – Herennius Etruscus, joint Roman Emperor with father Decius (b. ca. 227)
868 – Ali al-Hadi, Shia Imam (b. 828)
1109 – King Alfonso VI of Castile (b. 1040)
1277 – Baibars, Mameluk sultan of Egypt (b. 1223)
1378 – Jan I V van Arkel, bishop of Utrecht/Luik, dies
1523 – Hendrik Voes, Flemish priest/church reformer, burned at stake
1523 – John of Esschen, Flemish priest/church reformer, burned at stake
1589 – Christophe Plantin, French/Belgian book publisher, dies
1592 – Marc A Ingegneri, Italian violinist/composer (Responsoria), dies
1614 – Isaac Casaubon, French-born classical scholar (b. 1559)
1622 – William Parker, 4th Baron Monteagle, British politician (b. 1575)
1627 – Nathaniel Bacon, English painter, dies at 41
1662 – Simon Ives, composer, dies at 61
1681 – Oliver Plunkett, Irish saint (b. 1629)
1691 – Marc’Antonio Pasqualini, composer, dies at 77
1708 – Emperor Tekle Haymanot I of Ethiopia (b. 1706)
1723 – Willem van de Pose, gov of Cape Colony (1699-1797), dies at about 59
1742 – Bohuslav Matěj Černohorský, Czech monk/composer, dies at 58
1774 – Henry Fox Holland, English corrupt politician, dies at 68
1776 – Francis Salvador, 1st Jew to die in American Revolutionary War
1782 – Charles Watson-Wentworth 2nd marquis of Rockingham, dies at 52
1784 – Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, composer, son of J.S. Bach, dies at 73
1805 – Georg Ritschel, composer, dies at 60
1819 – Jemima Wilkinson, American preacher (b. 1752)
1839 – Mahmud II, sultan of Turkey (1808-39), dies at 53
1847 – George F Kersting, German painter, dies at 61
1860 – Charles Goodyear, American inventor, dies at 59
1863 – John Fulton Reynolds, Union general-major, dies in battle at 42
1883 – Manuel Gregorio Tavarez, composer, dies at 39
1885 – Hermann von Fehling, German chemist (Fehling’s reagens), dies at 73
1894 – Julius PJA van Nyevelt, Dutch min of Foreign affairs, dies at 77
1894 – Allan Pinkerton, American private detective (b. 1819)
1896 – Harriet Beecher Stowe, US author (Uncle Tom’s Cabin), dies at 85
1910 – Marius Petipa, Fren ballet dancer/choreographer (Casse-noisette), dies
1916 – William Booth, cricketer (WW I 2 Tests for England 1913-14), dies
1922 – Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (I mala voglia), dies at 81
1925 – Erik Alfred Leslie Satie, French composer (Dreamy Fish), dies at 59
1925 – Jan P Veth, Dutch painter/lithographer/art historian, dies at 61
1939 – Louis Davids [Simon David], cabaret performer/chorus performer, dies
1943 – Auguste Reitsma, Dutch resistance fighter (census director), executed
1943 – C Bakker, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
1943 – C L Barentsen, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
1943 – Coos Hartogh, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
1943 – Cor Roos, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
1943 – Henri Halberstadt, Dutch resistance fighter (census dir), executed
1943 – Johan Brouwer, hispanist/writer/Dutch resistance fighter, executed
1943 – Koen Limperg, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
1943 – Sam Bloemgarten, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
1943 – Willem Arondeus, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
1943 – Willem Brouwer, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
1944 – Carl Mayer, actor (Dreaming Lips, Ariane, Sunrise), dies at 49
1947 – Clarence Lucas, composer, dies at 80
1949 – Louis Davids, [Simon David], cabaret artist, dies at 65
1950 – Edward Faber Schneider, composer, dies at 77
1950 – Eliel Saarinen, Fins/US architect (Chicago Trib building), dies at 76
1950 – Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss musician (b. 1865)
1953 – Azzedine Bey, Tunisian heir to the throne, murdered
1953 – Jacob D du Toit [Totius], South African poet/theologist, dies
1958 – Apie [Adrian P] Prince, Dutch writer (I Go Me Own Way), dies
1958 – Harry Nicholls Holmes, Dr (crystallized vitamin A), dies at 78
1958 – Rudolf von Laban, Czech/Ger choreographer (modern dance), dies at 78
1961 – Louis-Ferdinand Céline, French writer (b. 1894)
1963 – Camille Chautemps, premier France, dies
1964 – Pierre Monteux, French/US conductor (Concert Bldg Orch), dies at 89
1965 – Claude Thornhill, composer, dies at 55
1965 – Wally Hammond, South African cricketer (7,249 runs for England), dies
1968 – Dick Young, cricketer (England wicketkeeper v Aust 1907-08), dies
1968 – Virginia Weidler, actress (All This & Heaven Too), dies at 42
1971 – Lord Learie Constantine, WI cricketer (all-rounder & fielder), dies
1973 – Mario La Broca, composer, dies at 76
1974 – Juan D Peron, president of Argentina (1946-55, 73-74), dies at 78
1976 – Anneliese Michel, German woman said to be possessed by demons (b. 1952)
1978 – Kurt Student, German Luftwaffe general (b. 1890)
1979 – Richard Ward, actor (Beacon Hill), dies at 64
1980 – Charles Percy Snow, British writer (Friends & Associates), dies at 75
1981 – George Voskovec, actor (Fred-Nero Wolfe, Peter-Skag), dies at 76
1981 – Carlos de Oliveira, Portuguese writer (b. 1921)
1981 – Rushton Moreve, American bass player (b. 1948)
1982 – John Everett Watts, composer, dies at 51
1982 – Vera [A Veronica] Bondam, actress, dies at 86
1983 – R Buckminster Fuller, inventor/philosopher, dies in LA at 87
1984 – Moshe Feldenkrais, Ukrainian-born educator (b. 1904)
1986 – Roy Poole, actor (Winds of War), dies at 62
1987 – Snakefinger, British-born musician (b. 1949)
1988 – Hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer, dies at 82
1988 – Lex van Delden, Dutch composer/writer, dies at 68
1989 – William Ching, actor (Moonlighter, Terror in Haunted House), dies
1990 – Anna Palk, actress (Play it Cool, Frozen Dead), dies of cancer at 48
1990 – Jurriaan Schrofer, graphic designer, dies
1991 – Joost Baljeu, painter/founder-editor Structure, dies
1991 – Michael Landon, actor (Bonanza, Hwy to Heaven), dies of cancer at 54
1992 – Franco Cristaldi, Italian producer (Amarcord), dies
1992 – Francisco Mendes, Guinea-Bissauan politician (b. 1933)
1994 – Johanna Ader-Appels, resistance fighter/author, dies
1995 – Bruce Mitchell, South African cricketer (leading Test scorer with 3471), dies
1995 – Ronald Farrow, radio producer/priest, dies at 49
1995 – Wolfman Jack, disc jockey (Midnight Special), dies at 57
1996 – Alfred Marks, actor (Fanny Hill, Desert Mice), dies at 75
1996 – Margaux Hemmingway, actress (Lipstick), dies at 41
1996 – Richard Michael Fraser, political administrator, dies at 80
1996 – Steve Tesich, screenwriter/playwright, dies at 53
1997 – Joshua Hassan, head of Gibraltar (1964-69, 72-87), dies
1997 – Robert Mitchum, actor (Winds of War), dies at 79
1999 – Edward Dmytryk, Canadian-born film director (b. 1908)
1999 – Guy Mitchell, American popular singer dies at 72
1999 – Forrest Mars Sr., American candy magnate (b. 1904)
1999 – Sylvia Sidney, American actress (b. 1910)
2000 – Sarah Payne, British murder victim (b. 1992)
2000 – Walter Matthau, American actor (b. 1920)
2001 – Nikolay Basov, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)
2003 – Herbie Mann, American jazz flutist (b. 1930)
2003 – Wesley Mouzon, American boxer (b. 1927)
2003 – N!xau, Namibian actor (b. 1944)
2004 – Marlon Brando, actor (“The Godfather”, “A Street Cart Named Desire” and “On the Water Front”) dies at 80
2004 – Peter Barnes, English writer (b. 1931)
2004 – Todor Skalovski, Macedonian composer (b. 1909)
2005 – Luther Vandross, American singer, dies at 54
2005 – Obie Benson, American musician (b. 1936)
2006 – Fred Trueman, English cricketer (b. 1931)
2008 – Mel Galley, English guitarist (b. 1948)
2009 – Karl Malden, American actor (b. 1912)
2009 – Onni Palaste, Finnish writer (b. 1917)
2009 – Mollie Sugden, English actress (b. 1922)
2009 – Alexis Argüello, Nicaraguan professional boxer (b. 1952)
2009 – Marwa El-Sherbini, Egyptian housewife (b. 1977 or 1976)
2010 – Ilene Woods, American actress (b. 1929)
2011 – Leslie Brooks, American actress (b. 1922)
2012 – Evelyn Lear, American operatic soprano, dies at 86

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50 Classy People From The Past Who Remind Us What “Cool” Really Means!

 

 

 

” Our society has come a long way in the past few decades but we’ve completely forgotten what it’s like to be classy. Let’s take a lesson from these masters of “old school cool.”

 

 

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Elspeth Beard, shortly after becoming first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle. The journey took 3 years and covered 48,000 miles.”

 

 

 

   Even if you’re not impressed with Ms Beard and her accomplishments there’s no denying that Mr Eastwood was and is a master of “cool” .

 

 

 

 

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” Clint Eastwood with actresses Olive Sturgess and Dani Crayne in San Francisco, 1954″

 

 

 

   While this product never caught on , and indeed would no doubt be banned by the “safety nazis” today there is a major “cool factor” to these motorized roller skates .

 

 

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” A salesman has his motorized roller skates refueled at a gas station (1961)”

 

 

 

To see much more about what was “cool” check out the other 47 photos at Distractify .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

350 – Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, is defeated and killed by troops of the usurper Magnentius, in Rome.

1397 – Denmark, Norway & Sweden sign Union of Kalmar under Queen Margaretha

1520 – The Spaniards are expelled from Tenochtitlan.

1596 – English/Dutch fleet reach Cadiz

1643 – Battle at Atherton Moor: Royalists beat parliamentary armies

1815 – US naval hero Stephen Decatur ends attacks by Algerian pirates

1834 – Congress creates Indian Territory (now Oklahoma)

1859 – Charles Blondin is 1st to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope

1865 – 8 alleged conspirators in assassination of Lincoln are found guilty

1893 – Excelsior diamond (blue-white 995 carats) discovered

1896 – W S Hadaway patents electric stove

1908 – Boston’s Cy Young’s 2nd no-hitter, beats NY Highlanders, 8-0

1908 – Giant fireball most likely caused by the air burst of a large meteoroid or comet impacts in Siberia (Tunguska Event)

1914 – Mahatma Gandhi’s 1st arrest, campaigning for Indian rights in South Africa

1930 – 1st round-the-world radio broadcast Schenectady NY

1936 – “Gone With the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell, published

1936 – 40 hour work week law approved (federal)

1938 – Superman 1st appears in DC Comics’ Action Comics Series issue #1

1953 – 1st Corvette manufactured

1955 – “Johnny Carson Show,” debuts on CBS-TV

1971 – Ohio becomes 38th state to approve of lower voting age to 18, thus ratifying 26th amendment

1988 – Brooklyn dedicates a bus depot honoring Jackie Gleason

1992 – 1st pay bathrooms in US open: 25 cents (NYC)

1994 – US Ice Skating Federation bars Tonya Harding for life

 

 

 

 

Births

1470 – Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), invaded Italy

1748 – Jacques D “comte” Cassini, French astronomer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

512 – A solar eclipse is recorded by a monastic chronicler in Ireland.

1149 – Raymond of Antioch is defeated and killed at the Battle of Inab by Nur ad-Din.

1534 – Jacques Cartier discovers Prince Edward Islands Canada

1613 – Shakespeare’s Globe Theater burns down

1767 – British passes Townshend Revenue Act levying taxes on America

1776 – Virginia state constitution adopted & Patrick Henry made governor

1858 – Great fire in London harbor

1863 – Lee orders his forces to concentrate near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

1888 – First (known) recording of classical music made, Handel’s Israel in Egypt on wax cylinder.

1897 – Chicago beats Louisville 36-7 (baseball)

1916 – Boeing aircraft flies for 1st time

1927 – 1st flight from West Coast arrives in Hawaii

1928 – The Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge in Staten Island, New York both opened.

1939 – Dixie Clipper completes 1st commercial plane flight to Europe

1940 – US passes Alien Registration Act requiring Aliens to register

1950 – US beats England 1-0 in a world cup soccer game (next win in 1994)

1952 – 1st aircraft carrier to sail around Cape Horn-Oriskany

1956 – Charles Dumas, makes 1st high jump over 7′ (2.13 m)-LA, Calif

1956 – Federal interstate highway system act signed

1964 – Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed after 83-day filibuster in Senate

1972 – Supreme Court rules (5-4) that Death Penalty is cruel & unusual

1981 – Bomb attack on headquarters of Islamic Party in Teheran, 72 killed

1983 – Angel Cordero wins his 5,000th horse race

1984 – Pete Rose plays in record 3,309th game, surpassing Carl Yastrzemski

2002 – U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, serves as Acting President for two and a half hours, while President George W. Bush undergoes a colonoscopy procedure.

 

 

 

 

Births

1397 – John II of Aragon (d. 1479)

1482 – Maria of Aragon, queen of Portugal (d. 1517)

1596 – Emperor Go-Mizunoo of Japan (d. 1680)

1858 – George Washington Goethals, engineer (built Panama Canal)

1868 – George Ellery Hale, American astronomer (d. 1938)

1901 – Nelson Eddy, Providence RI, baritone (Duets with Jeanette MacDonald)

1912 – John Toland, US, political writer (Rising Sun, Pulitzer 1971)

1919 – Slim Pickens, Kingsburg California, actor (Dr Strangelove, Blazing Saddles)

1920 – Ray Harryhausen, movie special effect artist (Clash of Titans)

1948 – Bill Kirchen, singer/guitarist (Commander Cody & His Lost Planet)

1948 – Ian Paice, British hard rock drummer(White Snake, Deep Purple)

1980 – Martin Truex Jr, American race car driver

 

 

 

 

Deaths

1306 – Musho [Hokai], Zen teacher/found subtemple at Jochiji, dies

1784 – Caesar Rodney, US judge/singer (Declar of Independence), dies at 55

1852 – Henry Clay, the great compromiser, dies at 75

1861 – Elizabeth Barrett-Browning, writer, dies at 55

1933 – Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, US actor (Keystone comedies), dies at 46

1967 – Jayne Mansfield, actress (Female Jungle), dies in a car crash at 34

1978 – Bob Crane, actor (Hogan’s Heroes), murdered at 59

1979 – Lowell George, rocker (Mothers of Invention, Little Feat), dies at 34

1995 – Lana Turner, actress (Madame X), dies of cancer at 75

2002 – Rosemary Clooney, American singer and actress (b. 1928)

2003 – Katharine Hepburn, American actress (b. 1907)

2009 – Joe Bowman (marksman), American sharpshooter, Hollywood consultant, famed bootmaker & master showman (b. 1925)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

1098 – Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul.

1389 – Ottomans defeat Serbian army in the bloody Battle of Kosovo, opening the way for the Ottoman conquest of Southeastern Europe (see Vidovdan).

1635 – French colony of Guadeloupe established in Caribbean

1762 – 1st reported counterfeiting attempt (Boston)

1776 – Charleston, SC repulses British sea attack

1778 – Battle of Monmouth, NJ (Gen Washington beats Clinton)

1778 – Mary Ludwig Hayes “Molly Pitcher” aids American patriots

1820 – Tomato is proven non-poisonous

1838 – Britain’s Queen Victoria crowned in Westminster Abbey

1859 – 1st dog show held (Newcastle-on-Tyne, England)

1865 – The Army of the Potomac is disbanded

1880 – Ned Kelly the Australian bushranger captured at Glenrowan.

1902 – US buys concession to build Panama canal from French for $40 million

1909 – 1st French air show, Concours d’Avation opens

1914 – Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip , the casus belli of World War I.

1919 – Carl Mazes pitches a complete doubleheader against NY Yankees

1919 – Treaty of Versailles ending WW I signed in France

1934 – Hitler flies to Essen (Night of Long Knifes)

1935 – FDR ordersa federal gold vault to be built at Fort Knox Kentucky

1942 – Dumont TV network begins (WABD NY)

1948 – US/British airlift to West-Berlin begins

1950 – North Korean forces capture Seoul, South Korea in opening phase of the Korean War

1957 – Reds’ fans stuff ballot box, electing 8 Reds as All Star starters

1965 – 1st US ground combat forces in Vietnam authorized by Pres Johnson

1968 – Daniel Ellsberg indicted for leaking Pentagon Papers

1971 – Fillmore East closes

1975 – Golfer Lee Trevino is struck by lightning at Western Open (Ill)

1978 – Supreme Court orders Cal medical school to admit Allan Bakke a white man claiming reverse discrimination when application was rejected

2000 – Cuban exile Elián González returns to Cuba following a Supreme Court order.

2004 – Sovereign power is handed to the interim government of Iraq by the Coalition Provisional Authority, ending the U.S.-led rule of that nation.

 

 

 

 

Birthdays

1367 – Sigismund, German Emperor/king of Hungary/Bohemia

1491 – Henry VIII, King of England (1509-47)

1577 – Peter Paul Rubens, Siegen, Flemish Baroque painter (Circumcision)

1712 – Jean Jacques Rousseau, France, composer/social contractor (Confession)

1824 – Paul Broca, France, brain surgeon/anthro (located speech center)

1902 – John Dillinger, US bank robber (public enemy #1)

1902 – Richard Rodgers, Hammels Station NY, composer (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

1909 – Eric Ambler, London, suspense writer (Epitaph for a Spy)

1914 – Lester Raymond Flatt, TN, bluegrass (Earl-Ballad of Jed Clampett)

1926 – Mel Brooks, New York City, American actor and director (Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs)

1931 – Junior Johnson, American NASCAR driver

1938 – John Byner, American comedian

1946 – Gilda Radner, Detroit Mich, actress (SNL, Haunted Honeymoon)

1960 – John Elway, NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)

 

 

 

 

Deaths

548 – Theodora, dancer/empress of Byzantine (Nika-oproer), dies

1194 – Emperor Xiaozong of Song China (b. 1127)

1776 – Thomas Hickey, American sergeant convicted of treason, hanged

1836 – James Madison, 4th US pres (1809-17), dies in Montpelier Va at 85

1889 – Maria Mitchell, 1st US woman astronomer (Vassar), dies at 70

1937 – Max Adler, Austrian socialist theorist, dies at 64

1975 – Rod Serling, writer/host (Twilight Zone, Night Gallery), dies at 50

2001 – Mortimer Adler, American philosopher (b. 1902)

2006 – Jim Baen, American science fiction publisher and editor (b. 1943)

2010 – Robert Byrd, American politician (b. 1917)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events

1542 – Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claims California for Spain

1652 – New Amsterdam (now NYC) passes 1st speed limit law in US

1693 – 1st woman’s magazine “Ladies’ Mercury” published (London)

1743 – War of the Austrian Succession: Battle of Dettingen: on the battlefield in Bavaria, George II personally leads troops into battle. The last time that a British monarch would command troops in the field.

1759 – General James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec.

1778 – Liberty Bell came home to Phila after the British had left

1847 – NY & Boston linked by telegraph wires

1893 – Great stock crash on NY stock exchange

1905 – Russian sailors mutiny aboard battleship “Potemkin”

1929 – 1st color TV demo (NYC)

1940 – Soviet Army attacks Romania

1942 – FBI captures 8 Nazi saboteurs from a sub off NY’s Long Island

1950 – US sends 35 military advisers to South Vietnam

1950 – North Koreans troop reach Seoul, UN asks members to aid South Korea, Harry Truman orders Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict

1954 – 1st atomic power station opens (Obninsk, near Moscow, Russia)

1954 – CIA-sponsored rebels overthrow elected government of Guatemala

1955 – 1st automobile seat belt legislation enacted (Illinois)

1957 – Hurricane Audrey, kills 526 in Louisiana & Texas

1963 – USAF Major Robert A Rushworth in X-15 reaches 86,900 m

1973 – “Live & Let Die” premieres in US

1976 – Israeli raid on Entebbe, Uganda

1977 – Willie McCovey smashes 2 HRs in inning for 2nd time (Apr 12, 1973)

1985 – Route 66 (Chicago to Santa Monica), is decertified

1993 – Don Henley booed in Milwaukee when he dedicates the song “It’s Not Easy Being Green” to President Clinton

1994 – Aerosmith become first major band to let fans download a full new track free from the internet

2008 – Bill Gates steps down as Chairman of Microsoft Corporation to work full time for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

 

 

 

 

Births

1040 – King Ladislaus I of Hungary (d. 1095)

1838 – Paul von Mauser, German weapon designer (d. 1914)

1869 – Emma Goldman, anarchist/publisher (Mother Earth)

1880 – Helen Keller, Ala, blind-deaf author/lecturer had more sense than many

1899 – Juan Trippe, American airline entrepreneur (d. 1981)

1923 – Paul F Conrad, Cedar Rapids Iowa, cartoonist (Pulitzer 1964, 71, 84)

1925 – Jerome “Doc” Pomus, rocker

1930 – H Ross Perot, Texas, billionaire/presidental candidate (1992)

1944 – Bruce Johnston, US pop musician (Beach Boys-God Only Knows)

1955 – Isabelle Adjani, Paris, actress (Story of Adele H, Driver, Ishtar)

1985 – Nico Rosberg, German race car driver

 

 

 

 

Deaths

444 – Cyrillus van Alexandria, patriarch of Alexandria, dies

1638 – Lukaris Cyrillus, patriarch of Alexandria/Constantinople, dies

1844 – Hyrum Smith, founder/leader (Mormon Church), shot by mob in Carthage Ill

1844 – Joseph Smith Jr, founder/leader (Mormon Church), shot by mob at 38

1889 – Carlotta Patti, Italian soprano, dies

1952 – Max Dehn, German mathematician (b. 1878)

1971 – Kenneth Washington, actor (Sgt Baker-Hogan’s Heroes), dies at 53

1995 – Prez “Kidd” Kenneth, blues singer/guitarist, dies at 61

2001 – Jack Lemmon, American actor (b. 1925)

2002 – John Entwistle, bass-player with The Who dies in his sleep of a heart attack in his Las Vegas hotel room aged 57

2004 – George Patton IV, American general (b. 1923)

2005 – Shelby Foote, American author and historian (b. 1917)

2005 – Domino Harvey, English-born bounty hunter (b. 1969)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Map With Only 38 States

 

 

 

” In 1973, California State University geography professor George Etzel Pearcy suggested that the U.S. redraw its antiquated state boundaries and narrow the overall number of states to 38.

  Pearcy’s proposed state lines were drawn in less-populated areas, isolating large cities and reducing their number within each state. He argued that if there were fewer cities vying for a state’s tax dollars, more money would be available for projects that would benefit all citizens.

  Because the current states were being chopped up beyond recognition, part of his plan included renaming the new states by referencing natural geologic features or the region’s cultural history.

  While he did have a rather staunch support network—economists, geographers, and even a few politicians argued that Pearcy’s plan might be crazy enough to work—the proposal lost steam in Washington. Imagine all the work that would have to be done to enact Pearcy’s plan: re-surveying the land, setting up new voter districts, new taxation infrastructure—basically starting the whole country over. It’s easy to see why the government balked (though that doesn’t mean it was a bad idea).”

 

Mental Floss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Today In The Past

 

Events

684 – St Benedict II begins his reign as Catholic Pope

1284 – Pied Piper lures 130 children of Hamelin away (actually happened)

1498 – Toothbrush invented

1721 – Dr Zabdiel Boylston gives 1st smallpox inoculations in America

1797 – Charles Newbold patents 1st cast-iron plow. He can’t sell it to farmers, though, they fear effects of iron on soil!

1843 – Hong Kong proclaimed a British Crown Colony

1848 – 1st pure food law enacted in US

1896 – 1st movie theater in US opens, charging 10 cents for admission

1906 – Hongar Szisz wins 1st Grand-Prix (Le Mans, France)

1917 – 1st US Expeditionary Force arrive in France during WW I

1936 – 1st flight of Fw61 helicopter

1941 – Finland enters WW II against Russia

1944 – Yanks, Dodgers & Giants play unique 6 inn game for War Bonds, each playing successive innings, final score Dodgers-5, Yanks-1 & Giants-0

1945 – UN Charter signed by 50 nations in SF

1959 – Ingemar Johansson TKOs Floyd Patterson in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

1959 – Queen Elizabeth & Pres Eisenhower open St Lawrence Seaway

1964 – Beatles release “A Hard Day’s Night” album

1970 – Frank Robinson hits 2 grand slams as Orioles beat Senators 12-2

1974 – The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley’s chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio

1975 – Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.

1977 – Elvis Presley sings in Indianapolis, last performance of his career

1990 – 122°F in Phoenix Arizona

1994 – 104°F (40°C) at Denver Colorado

1994 – 107°F (41.6°C) at Albuquerque New Mexico

1994 – 112°F (44.4°C) at El Paso Texas

1994 – 122°F (50°C) at Laughlin Nevada

1994 – 126°F (52.2°C) in Death Valley Calif

1995 – Gunmen ambush Egyptian pres Hosni Mubarak, escapes unharmed

2008 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules in District of Columbia v. Heller that the ban on handguns in the District of Columbia is unconstitutional.

 

 

 

 

Births

1575 – Anne Catherine of Brandenburg, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1612)

1819 – Abner Doubleday, Mjr Gen (Union)/inventor (baseball) [or 1/26]

1887 – Anthony G de Rothschild, Britain, philanthropist

1892 – Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, China, author (Good Earth-Nobel 1938)

 

 

 

1893 – “Big Bill” Broonzy, Miss, blues singer/guitarist (Blues by Broonzy)

 

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1898 – Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft designer

 

 

 

1898 – Chesty Puller, the most decorated Marine in history (d. 1971)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1904 – Peter Lorre, Hungarian/US, actor (M, Casablanca, Beast with 5 Fingers)

1911 – Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American athlete (d. 1956)

1943 – Georgie Fame, rock vocalist (Get Away, Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde)

1961 – Greg LeMond, US bicyclist (Tour de France winner-1986, 1989, 1990)

1973 – Gretchen Wilson, American singer

1974 – Derek Jeter, Pequanock NJ, shortstop (NY Yankees, Rookie of Year 1996)

1979 – Ryo Fukuda, Japanese racing driver

 

 

 

 

Deaths

363 – Flavius C Julianus, [Apostata], emperor of Rome (361-63), dies

1541 – Francisco Pizarro is assassinated in Lima by the son of his former companion and later antagonist, Diego Almagro the younger. Almagro is later caught and executed.

1863 – Andrew Hull Foote, US Union lt admiral, dies

1993 – Roy Campanella, 3xMVP catcher (Dodgers), dies of a heart attack at 71

2003 – Strom Thurmond, U.S. Senator (b. 1902)

2003 – Sir Dennis Thatcher MBE, husband of Margaret Thatcher (b. 1915)

2007 – Liz Claiborne, Belgian-born American fashion designer (b. 1929)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Reminder From The Civilian Marksmanship Program

 

 

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” The National Matches were first held in 1903, moved to Camp Perry, Ohio, in 1907 and continue to take place every summer at Camp Perry. The National Matches have become a huge, national shooting sports festival with well over 6,000 annual participants. School students and competition event shooters range from beginners to many of the world’s best. Please note the changes for the 2014 National Match Schedule posted at http://www.thecmp.org/nm/   2014nmcalendar.pdf.”

Camp Perry Match Schedule

” The National Matches include Small Arms Firing Schools that are mandated by law and a series of CMP National Trophy Rifle and Pistol Matches and CMP Games Events as well as several National Rifle Association national championships that are held in connection with the National Matches. The CMP fulfills its responsibility to conduct the National Matches through a working partnership that includes the Ohio National Guard and the NRA.”

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A Most Pertinent Question From Erich Bridges At The Baptist Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” If you want to stand in the room where America as an idea was conceived, visit Montpelier, where James Madison grew up, lived most of his life and died.

  Montpelier is a beautiful place, nestled in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. On clear days, you can see the peaks rising in the distance through the second-floor window in the library of the restored plantation house. I stood in that spot recently and trembled at the magnitude of what took place there, in the mind of one man. “

 

 

 

 

 

” You can imagine Madison looking out that very window for inspiration during the months he spent alone there before the historic summer of 1787, poring over his own books and the many volumes of history, philosophy and politics sent to him by his friend and political ally Thomas Jefferson. When he emerged from his self-imposed intellectual retreat, Madison carried the ideas that would form the basis of the U.S. Constitution and its first 10 amendments, the Bill of Rights

  Without those founding documents, our nation — which was then a shaky confederation of former colonies on the verge of squandering their hard-won independence from England — would not exist. And you would not enjoy the right to speak, worship, vote and assemble with others as you please. Neither would untold millions of other people across the world, freed from their chains by the ideas Madison not only forged but ceaselessly labored for, wrote about and campaigned to see ratified.

  To be sure, the encouragement of Madison’s great mentor Jefferson (who also wrote a little something called the Declaration of Independence) was crucial. So was the instant credibility George Washington brought when Madison persuaded the beloved revolutionary general to attend the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787. Many others contributed to the basic principles that went into the Constitution, both during Madison’s formative years in the Virginia legislature and during the long, hot summer of the convention itself, where he spoke more than 200 times. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” But without Madison in his finest hour, where would we be today?

” As a framer and defender of the Constitution he had no peer,” historian Garry Wills wrote. “No man could do everything for the country — not even Washington. Madison did more than most, and did some things better than any. That was quite enough.”

  He would go on to serve two terms as president, lead the young country through the War of 1812 and live until age 85, the last of the Founding Fathers to pass off the scene. Yet in that pivotal year of 1787, James Madison was 36 years old. And he was far younger when he began grappling with the ideas that would make him the “Father of the Constitution.”

  I highlight Madison’s youth at the time in order to pose a question: Where are the Madisons of today? More specifically, where are the spiritual Madisons?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” We keep hearing that the Millennials, born after 1980, are leaving churches in droves (or never joining in the first place), that they are wary of making commitments to faith communities, government, school, marriage or any other institution. They like having unlimited options, we’re told, and prefer digital social networks to joining or forming the groups that traditionally have held society together. 

  The Pew Research Center supplied more confirmation of those attitudes in its study released March 7, “Millennials in Adulthood: Detached from Institutions, Networked with Friends.”

” The Millennial generation is forging a distinctive path into adulthood,” the study reported. “Now ranging in age from 18 to 33, they are relatively unattached to organized politics and religion, linked by social media, burdened by debt, distrustful of people, in no rush to marry — and optimistic about the future. … [H]alf of Millennials now describe themselves as political independents and about three in 10 say they are not affiliated with any religion.”

  Pew said Millennials are “at or near the highest levels of political and religious disaffiliation recorded for any generation in the quarter-century [it] has been polling on these topics.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

” You have to give Millennials credit for being optimistic about the future, given the crummy economic and career prospects they’ve been handed. Maybe that’s the natural energy and hope of youth. The grim economic outlook of recent years, not to mention massive student debt, also explains part of their reluctance to get married and enter into other major social or financial commitments. The issue of trusting others, however, is revealing.

” Millennials have emerged into adulthood with low levels of social trust,” Pew reported. “In response to a longstanding social science survey question, ‘Generally speaking, would you say that most people can be trusted or that you can’t be too careful in dealing with people?’ just 19 percent of Millennials say most people can be trusted, compared with 31 percent of Gen Xers [born from 1965 to 1980], 37 percent of [the Silent Generation, born from 1928 to 1945] and 40 percent of Boomers [born from 1946 to 1964].”

  People tend not to interact with those they don’t trust — and definitely won’t willingly work with them, join churches or other voluntary organizations with them, or cooperate with them to keep civil society functioning. 

  Perhaps you’re a Millennial believer in Christ, but you’ve decided to take a pass on being part of a local church. It’s an outmoded institution encrusted with irrelevant traditions, you say. You’re “spiritual but not religious,” so you intend to worship on your own or with a few close friends. You plan to do ministry and missions that way, too, rather than bothering with bulky religious organizations that might waste your time and money. 

  It’s your choice. But consider this: What if James Madison had decided to go it alone after the American Revolution? He could have stayed at Montpelier and enjoyed his big Virginia plantation — and let others worry about a fledgling nation on the edge of collapse. Instead, he rolled up his sleeves and plunged into the long, exhausting task of dialogue, debate, compromise and coalition-building that went into creating the United States of America out of the competing interests of 13 ornery colonies.

  The church, a far older institution than the United States, is also the body of Christ. Christ commands that we not only worship, serve and proclaim the Gospel alongside other sinners saved by grace, but that we love them.

  In order to form a more perfect union, we must commit ourselves to renewing the imperfect one we have. We need you to be a part of it.”

 

 

 

Thanks to the Baptist Press and author Erich Bridges for bringing this thought provoking piece to us .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events

253 – St Lucius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

1183 – Peace of Konstanz

1500 – Pope Alexander VI accept Treaty of Granada

1630 – Fork introduced to American dining by Gov Winthrop

1638 – Lunar eclipse is 1st astronomical event recorded in US

1788 – Virginia becomes 10th state to ratify US constitution

1798 – US passes Alien Act allowing president to deport dangerous aliens

1867 – 1st barbed wire patented by Lucien B Smith of Ohio

1868 – FL, AL, LA, GA, NC & SC readmitted to US

 

 

 

1876 – Custer & 7th Cavalry wiped out by Sioux & Cheyenne at Little Big Horn

 

 

 

 

 

 

1910 – Mann Act passed (no women across state lines for immoral purposes)

1929 – Pres Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)

1935 – Joe Louis defeats Primo Carnera at Yankee Stadium

1938 – “A Tisket A Tasket” by Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb hits #1

1942 – Maj Gen Dwight Eisenhower appointed commander of US forces in Europe

1947 – Tennis shoe introduced

1949 – Long-Haired Hare is released in Theaters starring Bugs Bunny.

1950 – Korean conflict begins; N Korea invades S Korea

1951 – 1st color TV broadcast-CBS’ Arthur Godfrey from NYC to 4 cities

1956 – 51 die in collision of “Andrea Doria” & “Stockholm” (Cape Cod)

1968 – Bobby Bonds hits a grand slam in his 1st major league game (Giants)

1977 – Roy C Sullivan of Va is struck by lightning for 7th time!

1979 – Failed attack on NATO commander Haig in Obourg, Belgium

1981 – Supreme Court upholds male-only draft registration, constitutional

1988 – Cal Ripken Jr plays in his 1,000th consecutive game

1996 – The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. servicemen.

 

 

 

Births

1242 – Beatrice of England, Duchess of Brittanny (d. 1275)

1726 – Thomas Pennant, British naturalist

1886 – Henry “Hap” Arnold, commanding general, US Army Air Force (WW II)

1900 – Lord Louis Mountbatten, of Burma, royal relative/earl/baron/admiral

 

 

 

1903 – George Orwell, [Eric A Blair], Bihar, British India, British writer (Animal Farm, 1984), (d. 1950)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1924 – Sidney Lumet, Phila, director (Group, Pawnbroker, Fail Safe)

1925 – Clifton Chenier, Opelousas La, blues singer (Bayou Blues)

1925 – June Lockhart, NYC, actr (Lassie, Lost in Space, Petticoat Junction)

1929 – Eric Carle, American author

1936 – Harold Melvin, US singer (Blue Notes-My Hero)

1945 – Carly Simon, NYC, singer (Anticipation, You’re So Vain)

1946 – Allen Lanier, rock keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult)

1956 – Anthony Bourdain, Chef and author

 

 

 

Deaths

1212 – Simon de Montfort, a leader of the crusades, dies at 67

1483 – Edward V, king of England (Apr 9-Jun 25, 1483), murdered

1533 – Mary Tudor, queen consort of Louis XII of France (b. 1496)

1579 – Hatano Hideharu, Japanese warlord and samurai (b. 1541)

1876 – Boston Custer, brother of George Custer, dies at Little Bighorn

1876 – George A Custer, US general (Little Bighorn), dies at 36

1876 – Thomas W Custer, brother of George Custer, dies at Little Bighorn

1906 – Stanford White, Architect, shot dead atop Madison Square Garden which he designed by Harry Thaw jealous husband of Evelyn Nesbit

1916 – Thomas Eakins, American artist (b. 1844)

1956 – Ernest J King, US fleet admiral/Chief of Naval Operations, dies at 77

 

 

 

1959 – Charles Starkweather, spree killer (b. 1938)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1976 – Johnny Mercer, US songwriter (That old Black Magic), dies at 66

1995 – Warren Earl Burger, Supreme Court Justice, dies of heart failure at 78

1997 – Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Fren oceanographer, dies of heart attack at 87

2009 – Michael Jackson, American recording artist, entertainer and King of Pop music (The Jackson 5, Thriller, Dangerous) dies of cardiac arrest aged 50

2009 – Farrah Fawcett, American actress and pop culture figure (b.1947)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today in the Past

 

 

Events

451 – 10th recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet

843 – Vikings destroy Nantes

1314 – Battle of Bannockburn; Scotland regains independence from England

1441 – Eton College founded by Henry VI

1509 – Henry VIII crowned King of England

1540 – Henry VIII divorces his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves

1664 – The colony of New Jersey is founded.

1795 – US & Great Britain sign Jay Treaty, 1st US extradition treaty

1817 – 1st coffee planted in Hawaii on Kona coast

1853 – Gadsden Purchase 29,670-square-mile (76,800 square km) from Mexico (now southern Arizona and New Mexico) for $10 million signed by President Franklin Pierce 

1861 – Tennessee becomes 11th (& last) state to secede from US

1863 – Planning an invasion of Pennsylvania, Lee’s army crosses Potomac

 

 

 

1884 John Lynch is 1st black elected chairman of Republican convention

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1894 – Decision to hold modern Olympics every 4 years

1916 – Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to get a million dollar contract.

1917 – Russian Black Sea fleet mutiny at Sebastopol

1930 – 1st radar detection of planes, Anacostia DC

1938 – 500 ton meteorite lands near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

1939 – Pan Am’s 1st US to England flight

1947 – Jackie Robinson swipes home for 1st of 19 times in his career

1948 – Soviet Union begins Berlin Blockade

1962 – Jack Reed’s 22nd-inning HR wins longest NY Yankee game in history

1968 – Jim Northrup hits 2 grand-slammers to help Tigers beat Cleve 14-3

1970 – “Catch 22″ opens in movie theaters

1970 – Bobby Murcer ties record of 4 consecutive HRs

1972 – “Troglodyte (Cave Man)” by Jimmy Castor Bunch peaks at #6

 

 

 

1972 - Yvonne Braitwaite Burke becomes 1st black chair in Dem convention

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1980 – Affirmed wins $500,000 Hollywood Cup, 1st horse to win $2 million

2004 – In New York, capital punishment is declared unconstitutional.

 

 

 

 

Births

1386 – Giovanni da Capistrano, Italian saint (d. 1456)

1771 – E I Du Pont, France, chemist/scientist (Du Pont)

1813 – Henry Ward Beecher, Litchfield Ct, clergyman/orator (Independent)

1842 – Ambrose Bierce, Meigs County, Ohio, American writer and satirist (Devil’s Dictionary, Nuggets & Dust)

1850 – Horatio Herbert Kitchener, England, original Order of Merit member

1897 – Daniel K. Ludwig, American shipping magnate (d. 1992)

1899 – Chief Dan George, actor (Harry & Tonto, Little Big Man. Smith!)

1903 – Phil Harris, Linton In, actor (Anything Goes, Robin Hood)

1911 – Juan Manuel Fangio, racing driver

1944 – Jeff Beck, Surrey England, singer/guitarist (Jeff Beck Group)

1950 – Mercedes R Lackey, US, sci-fi author (Arrow’s Fall, Magic’s Pawn)

 

 

 

 

Deaths

1398 – Hongwu Emperor of China (b. 1328)

1519 – Lucrezia Borgia, daughter of Pope Alexander, dies at 39

1817 – Thomas McKean, US attorney/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 83

1908 – Grover Cleveland, 22nd & 24th Pres (1885-89, 93-97), dies at 71

1946 – Louise Whitfield Carnegie, American philanthropist (b. 1857)

1987 – Jackie Gleason, comedian (Honeymooners), dies of colon cancer at 71

2007 – Chris Benoit, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1967)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Putting Tasmania On The Map: 500 Naked Swimmers Mark Winter Solstice With Skinny Dip At Freezing Hobart Beach

 

 

 

 

 

” A Hobart beach was awash with naked bodies on Sunday as more than 500 brave souls went skinny dipping together to mark the winter solstice.

  People of all ages and sizes took to the chilly waters at the mouth of the River Derwent at Long Beach, south east of Hobart, for a midwinter sunrise dip wearing nothing but matching red swimming caps.

  The swimmers braved the frosty six degree temperatures as they took the plunge at exactly 7.42am for the winter solstice celebrations as part of the annual Dark MOFO arts festival.”

 

 

   The above video puts the participation at 700 swimmers .

 

Daily Mail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Scandal Of Fiddled Global Warming Data

 

 

 

 

 

” When future generations try to understand how the world got carried away around the end of the 20th century by the panic over global warming, few things will amaze them more than the part played in stoking up the scare by the fiddling of official temperature data. There was already much evidence of this seven years ago, when I was writing my history of the scare, The Real Global Warming Disaster. But now another damning example has been uncovered by Steven Goddard’s US blog Real Science, showing how shamelessly manipulated has been one of the world’s most influential climate records, the graph of US surface temperature records published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

  Goddard shows how, in recent years, NOAA’s US Historical Climatology Network (USHCN) has been “adjusting” its record by replacing real temperatures with data “fabricated” by computer models. The effect of this has been to downgrade earlier temperatures and to exaggerate those from recent decades, to give the impression that the Earth has been warming up much more than is justified by the actual data. In several posts headed “Data tampering at USHCN/GISS”, Goddard compares the currently published temperature graphs with those based only on temperatures measured at the time. These show that the US has actually been cooling since the Thirties, the hottest decade on record; whereas the latest graph, nearly half of it based on “fabricated” data, shows it to have been warming at a rate equivalent to more than 3 degrees centigrade per century.”

 

 

Read more at the Telegraph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

Events

930 – World’s oldest parliament, the Iceland Parliament, established

1683 – William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape indians in Pennsylvania; 

1775 – 1st regatta held on Thames, England

1776 – Final draft of Declaration of Independence submitted to US Congress

1780 – American Revolution: Battle of Springfield fought in and around Springfield, New Jersey (including Short Hills, formerly of Springfield, now of Millburn Township.

1784 – 1st US balloon flight (13 year old Edward Warren)

1810 – John Jacob Astor organizes Pacific Fur Co (Astoria, Oregon)

1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes patents “Type-writer”

1888 – Frederick Douglass is 1st African-American nominated for president

1894 – The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.

1931 – Wiley Post & Harold Catty took off for flight around world

1939 – Bronko Nagurski beats Lou Thesz in Houston, to become wrestling champ

1947 – Truman’s veto of Taft-Hartley Act overridden by congress

1949 – 1st 12 women graduate from Harvard Medical School

1950 – Swiss parliament refuses voting right for women

1952 – US airplanes bomb energy centers at Yalu Korea

1955 – Walt Disney’s “Lady & the Tramp” released

1961 – USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 32,830 m

1964 – Gen Maxwell Taylor appointed US ambassador in South Vietnam

1967 – Jim Ryun sets mile record (3:51.1, Bakersfield CA)

1969 – Warren E Burger sworn in as Supreme Court Chief Justice

1974 – 1st extraterrestrial message sent from Earth into space

1976 – CCN Tower in Toronto, tallest free-standing structure (555 m) opens

1979 – Charlie Daniels Band releases “Devil Went Down to Georgia”

1979 – Rock group, the Knack releases “My Sharona”

1981 – 33 inning game ends, Pawtucket 3, Rochester 2

1982 – -117°F; All time low at South Pole

1986 – Tip O’Neill refuses to let Reagan address House

1991 – Mazda becomes 1st Japanese car to capture Le Mans 24 hour race

1993 – Lorena Gallo Bobbitt amputates husband’s John Wayne Bobbitt’s penis

1997 – Dow Jones drops 192.25 pts

 

 

 

 

Births

47 BC – Pharaoh Ptolemy XV of Egypt (d. 30 BC)

1534 – Oda Nobunaga, Japanese warlord (d. 1582)

1894 – Alfred Kinsey, Hoboken, New Jersey, American entomologist/sexologist (Kinsey Report)

1894 – Edward VIII, King of Great Brit/N-Ireland/emperor of India (1936)

1902 – Howard T Engstrom, Boston, computer designer (Univac)

1940 – Wilma Rudolph, St Bethlehem Tenn, runner (Olympic-3 gold-1960)

1943 – Vint Cerf, American Internet pioneer, Turing Award laureate

1948 – Clarence Thomas, Savannah Ga, 108th US Supreme Court Justice (1991- )

1977 – Jason Mraz, American singer and songwriter

 

 

 

 

Deaths

79 – Vespasian, Roman Emperor (b. 9)

1582 – Shimizu Muneharu, Japanese military leader (b. 1537)

1916 – Victor Chapman, US legionaire/WW I pilot, killed

1945 – Lt Gen Ushijima, Japanese commander, commits suicide at Okinawa

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

1995 – Jonas Salk, biologist (Polio vaccine), dies of heart failure

2005 – Shana Alexander, American columnist (b. 1926)

2009 – Ed McMahon, American television personality (b. 1923)

2011 – Peter Falk, American actor (b. 1927)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Legal Guide To Offensive Trademarks

 

 

 

 

” You remember that movie Ghost World? Me neither. It starred that girl from American Beauty and that girl from Lost in Translation and Steve Buscemi Eyes and the kid from The Client (R.I.P.). But none of that matters! What matters for our purposes today is that the plot involved signs from something called Coon Chicken Inn. Spoiler alert: that place actually existed! It was a chain of three fried chicken restaurants that trafficked in succulent breast meat and crazy f**king racism. According to its wiki entry, Coon Chicken Inn even possessed trademarks. Real, valid, honest-to-God trademarks.”

 

 

 

 

” This week, the Washington Redskins were adjudged to be more racist than Coon Chicken Inn. Well, not exactly. Specifically, the Redskins trademark was cancelled on the grounds that it was “disparaging to Native Americans.” You can read Elie’s take and the actual decision itself here.

  But what if I told you that Coon Chicken Inn was just the tip of the racist iceberg? What if I told you that same iceberg is racist sexist, and homophobic? Is that an iceberg you would be interested in investigating?

  Let’s muck around in the fever swamps of America’s offensive trademarks and the shaky legal edifice that has been erected around them, shall we?

We shall… ”

 

   Warning: At the link you will be exposed all manner of “offensive” terms , phrases and words that have received trademarks and copyrights , most far more “objectionable” than the term Redskins … you are forewarned .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inventor Of Kevlar, Tougher-Than-Steel Fiber In Bulletproof Vests, Dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Police Lt. David Spicer took four .45-caliber slugs to the chest and arms at point-blank range and lived to tell about it. Like thousands of other police officers and soldiers shot in the line of duty, he owes his life to a woman in Delaware by the name of Stephanie Kwolek.

  Kwolek, who died Wednesday at 90, was a DuPont chemist who in 1965 invented Kevlar, the lightweight, stronger-than-steel fiber used in bulletproof vests and other body armor around the world.

  A pioneer as a woman in a mostly male field, Kwolek made the breakthrough while working on specialty fibers at a DuPont laboratory in Wilmington, Delaware. At the time, DuPont was looking for strong, lightweight fibers that could replace steel in automobile tires and improve fuel economy. “

 

 

Read more about this amazing woman here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

 Events

168 BC – Battle of Pydna: Romans under Lucius Aemilius Paullus defeat and capture Macedonian King Perseus, ending the Third Macedonian War.

1377 – Richard II succeeds Edward III as king of England

1611 – Henry Hudson set adrift in Hudson Bay by mutineers on his ship Discovery & never seen again

1633 – Galileo Galilei forced to recant Earth orbits Sun by Pope (on Oct 31, 1992, Vatican admits it was wrong)

1675 – Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II

1775 – 1st Continental currency issued ($3,000,000)

1807 – British board USS Chesapeake, a provocation leading to War of 1812

1812 – Napoleon’s Grand Army invades Russia

1847 – Doughnut created

1873 – Prince Edward Island joins Canada

1910 – 1st airship with passengers sets afloat-Zeppelin Deutscheland

1933 – German social-democratic party (SPD) forbidden

1940 – France falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarms

1947 – 12″ rain in 42 mins (Holt, MO)

1949 – Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for hw boxing title

1969 – Aretha Franklin arrested in Detroit for creating a disturbance

1970 – Pres Nixon signs 26th amendment (voting age lowered to 18)

1978 – Pluto’s satelite Charon, is discovered

1982 – Pete Rose gets his 3,772nd hit, moves past Aaron into 2nd place

1990 – Billy Joel performs a concert at Yankee Stadium

1990 – Florida passes a law prohibits wearing a thong bathing suit

1992 – Supreme Court rules “hate crime” laws violated free-speech rights

 

 

 

Births

1757 – George Vancouver, surveyed Pacific coast from SF to Vancouver I

1856 – Henry Rider Haggard, author (King Solomon’s Mine, She, Dawn)

1896 – Francis C Denebrink, US Naval officer (WW I, WW II, Korea)

1903 – Carl Hubbell, pitcher (NY Giants)-253 wins, 2.97 lifetime ERA

1922 – Bill Blass, Ft Wayne Ind, fashion designer (Nancy Reagan)

1941 – Ed Bradley, Phila, CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes)

1945 – Howard Kaylan, rocker (Flo & Eddie/Turtles-Happy Together, Eleanor)

1949 – Meryl Streep, New Jersey, American actress (French Lieutenant’s Woman, Sophie’s Choice)

1964 – Dan Brown, Exeter, New Hampshire, American author of thriller fiction (The Da Vinci Code)

1978 – Dan Wheldon, British race car driver

 

 

 

Deaths

1535 – John Fisher, English bishop (1504-35)/cardinal, beheaded at about 65

1874 – Howard Staunton, world chess champion, designer of chess pieces, dies

1903 – George White, black resident of Delaware, lynched

1965 – David O Selznick, producer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 63

1969 – Judy Garland, actress (Wizard of Oz, Easter Parade), dies at 47 of an overdose

1979 – Louis Chiron, Monaco race car driver (b. 1899)

1987 – Fred Astaire, actor/dancer (Royal Wedding, Let’s Dance), dies at 88

1993 – Pat Nixon, 1st lady (1969-75), dies of lung cancer at 81

2002 – Ann Landers, American columnist (b. 1918)

2008 – George Carlin, American comedian, actor (b. 1937)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rare White Whale Returns to Australia, Delighting His Local Fans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” This week, an extremely rare albino whale was spotted off the coast of Australia. The whale’s name is Migaloo, the Aboriginal word for “white fellow.” This is the third year in a row Migaloo has been spotted on his annual migration, lovingly referred to as a whale parade. Now Australian Migaloo watchers are tracking his every movement — on Thursday he was spotted making his way past the Sydney coast.

  Migaloo is one of only a few documented all-white humpback whales in the world. Another all-white whale was spotted in Norway, and a mostly white whale has been seen off the coast of Argentina.

  He was first seen in 1991 as a juvenile. It is unclear how old Migaloo is, but scientists estimate he is in his twenties, so he might be a millennial whale. Like any good millennial, he has an active Twitter account, @Migaloo1. “

The Wire

Take The Quiz Here

 

 

Who Were You

 

 

” Ever feel a connection to a certain deceased icon from the last century? Find out which monumental figure you were in a past life . “

 

Somehow we ended up with Gandhi … see about yourself here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

1607- 1st Protestant Episcopal parish in America established, Jamestown

1633 – Galileo Galilei is forced by Inquisition to “abjure, curse, & detest” his Copernican heliocentric views

1788 – US Constitution goes into effect as NH is 9th to ratify

1834 – Cyrus Hall McCormick patents reaping machine

1877 – The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants, are hanged at the Schuylkill County and Carbon County, Pennsylvania prisons.

1893 – 1st Ferris wheel premieres (Chicago’s Columbian Exposition)

1932 – Heavyweight Jack Sharkey TKOs Max Schmeling (NYC)

1945 – US defeat Japanese forces on Okinawa during WW II

1950 – Joe DiMaggio gets his 2,000th hit

1962 – USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 75,190 m

1968 – Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigns

1975 – “Jaws” by Steven Spielberg opens

1982 – John Hinckley found not guilty of 1981 attempted assassination of President Reagan by reason of insanity

2001 – A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, indicts 13 Saudis and a Lebanese in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American servicemen.

2004 – SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight.

2006 – Pluto’s newly discovered moons are officially named Nix & Hydra.

 

 

 

 

Births

1002 – Leo IX, [Bruno count of Egesheim & Dagsburg], Pope (1049-54)

1732 – Martha Washington, 1st, 1st lady (1789-97)

1921 – Jane Russell, Bemidji MN, full-figured actress (Outlaw)

1922 – Judy Holliday, NYC, comedienne/actress (Born Yesterday, Adam’s Rib)

1944 – Ray Davies, London, singer/guitarist (Kinks-Come Dancing)

1953 – Benazir Bhutto, 1st female leader of a Moslem nation (Pakistan)

1982 – Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, London, England, son of Prince Charles & Lady Diana

 

 

 

 

Deaths

1527 – Niccolo Machiavelli, Florentine statesman/author, dies at 57

1582 – Oda Nobunaga, Japanese warlord (b. 1534)

1893 – Leland Stanford, American business tycoon and founder of Stanford University

1965 – Bernard M Baruch, pres advisor (termed “Cold War”), dies at 94

1969 – Maureen “Little Mo” Connolly, 1st woman grand slam (1953), dies at 34

 

 

 

2001 – John Lee Hooker, American bluesman , guitaristmusician (b. 1916)

 

Videos

 

 

 

 

2001 – Carroll O’Connor, American actor (b. 1924)

2008 – Scott Kalitta, American drag racer (b. 1962)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The History Of A Tree (550-1891)

 

 

 

 

 

     The actual picture has interactive links pertaining to the historic events that are listed on the photo . To access those links go to the source here . Fascinating stuff .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Take This Quick Ten Question Test To Find Out

 

Are you a George Washington …

 

 

 

 

… Or a Barack Obama ?

 

 

“Do you know which president you are? Answer these 10 simple questions to find out!”

 

 

 

 

We were pleasantly surprised to get one of our heroes …

 

 

” You got:

George Washington

You are an amazing influencer and you have a mind that can revolutionize the world. Not only do you set the examples for everyone, but you can guide and show the way like no other! The Constitution is very important to you. Your thoughts and ideas about the world, though some may not like them, are the best and can change the world for the better! “

 

 

   As a test , after answering truthfully we ran through it again with different answers and got a very different result . Check yourself .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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