Tag Archive: Births


Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events

637 – Antioch surrenders to the Muslim forces under Rashidun Caliphate after the Battle of Iron bridge.

701 – John VI of Greece begins his reign as Catholic Pope

942 – Alberic nominates Pope Marinus II (Martinus III)

1077 – German king Henry IV gives away bisdom Utrecht county Staveren

1137 – Battle of Rignano between Ranulf of Apulia and Roger II of Sicily.

1270 – The Eighth Crusade and siege of Tunis ends by agreement between Charles I of Sicily (brother to King Louis IX of France, who had died months earlier) and the sultan of Tunis.

1340 – Battle of Rio Salado.

1389 – French king Charles VI visits pope Clemens VII

1468 – Charles the Stout occupies & plunders Luik

1470 – Henry VI of England returns to the English throne after Earl of Warwick defeats Yorkists in battle.

1485 – Henry VII of England crowned at Westminster Abbey, London

1489 – Peace of Tours, between emperor Maximilian I & Flemings

1502 – Vasco da Gama returns to Calicut for the second time.

1534 – English Parliament passes Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the English church – a role formerly held by the Pope

1768 – 1st Methodist church in US initiated (Wesley Chapel, NYC)

1772 – Capt Cook arrives with ship Resolution in Capetown

1775 – 1st navy in US forms

1864 – Helena, Montana’s capital, founded

1866 – Jesse James gang robs bank in Lexington Missouri ($2000)

1873 – P T Barnum’s circus, “Greatest Show on Earth,” debuts (NYC)

1888 – John J Loud patents ballpoint pen

1893 – Senate approves repealing Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890

1894 – Daniel Cooper patents time clock

 

 

 

1899 – Battle at Ladysmith Natal: Boers beat lt-general Whites army

 

 

 

 

 

 

1901 – Battle at Bakenlaagte: lt-col Bensons unit vs Boers

1905 – Tsar of Russia accepts 1st Duma (Parliament)

1914 – Allied offensive at Ypres (Belgium) begins

1917 – British government gives final approval to Balfour Declaration

1922 – Benito Mussolini forms government in Italy

 

 

 

1938 – Orson Welles panics a nation with broadcast ofWar of the Worlds

 

 

 

 

 

 

1939 – German U boat fails on attack of English battleship Nelson with Winston Churchill, Dudley Pound & Charles Forbes aboard

1941 – USS Reuben James torpedoed by Germans, even though US is not in war

1942 – 8th day of battle at El Alamein: new Australian assault

1943 – Molotov-Eden-Cordell Hull accord over operations at UN

1944 – Anne Frank (of Diary fame) is deported from Auschwitz to Belsen

1944 – Last transport for Auschwitz arrives in Birkenau

1944 – Scottish Highlanders liberate Waalwijk

1944 – Sweden announces intention to stay neutral & refuse sanctuary in WW II

1947 – 23 countries sign GATT agreement in Geneva

1948 – Operation Hiram: Israelis take control of Galilee

1952 – Clarence Birdseye sells 1st frozen peas

1953 – Dr Albert Schweitzer & Gen George C Marshall win Nobel Peace Prize

1954 – Defense Department announces elimination of all segregated regiments

1956 – Israel captures Egyptian militay post at El-Thamad

1957 – Soviet Union launches, Sputnik II, carrying a dog named Laika

1960 – Michael Woodruff performs the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

1965 – Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Las Cruces Golf Open

1965 – Fireworks explosions kill 50 in Cartagena, Colombia

1968 – Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Lars Onsager (thermodynamics)

1968 – Nobel prize for physics awarded to Luis Alvarez (bubble chamber)

1972 – Worst US rail accident in 14 years; 45 die in Chicago

1973 – Tom Seaver becomes 1st non-20-game winner to win Cy Young award

1974 – California Angel Nolan Ryan throws fastest recorded pitch (100.9 MPH)

1974 – Catfish Hunter is named AL Cy Young Award

1974 – Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in 8th round in Kinshasa Zaire (‘The Rumble in the Jungle’)

1975 – NY Daily News runs headline “Ford to City: Drop Dead”

1977 – Panama 747SP lands after polar flight around Earth in record 54:07

1980 – Honduras & El Salvador settle their boundary dispute

1983 – The first democratic elections in Argentina after seven years of military rule are held.

1987 – In Japan, NEC releases the first 16-bit home entertainment system, the TurboGrafx-16, known as PC Engine.

1988 – 2 gambling clubs & 1 player share 61.38 M California lotto jackpot

1988 – Jim Elliott (US) completes 24-hr paced outdoor race for 548.9 mi

1988 – NY Jets finally beat Pittsburgh Steelers for 1st time

1989 – Smith Dairy at Orrville Ohio, makes largest milk shake (1,575.2 gal)

1990 – England-France complete “Chunnel”

1991 – Colombian government negotiate with M-19-guerrilla

1994 – Thomas Nicely reports bug in Intel’s Pentium-processor on Internet

1995 – Quebec Referendum votes to remain part of Canada

2005 – The rebuilt Dresden Frauenkirche (destroyed in the firebombing of Dresden during World War II) is reconsecrated after a thirteen-year rebuilding project.

2012 – Walt Disney purchases Lucasfilm Ltd and its rights for Star Wars and Indiana Jones for $4.05 billion

 

 

Births

1218 – Emperor Chukyo of Japan (d. 1234)

1391 – Eduard, [Dom Duarte], King of Portugal (1433-38)/author

1451 – Christopher Columbus, Genoa Italy on or just before this date. Explorer for Spain of the New World (D. 1506)

1683 – George II [August], King of Great-Britain (1727-60)

1735 – John Adams, Braintree (Quincy) Mass, 2nd president USA (1797-1801)

1807 – James Samuel Wadsworth, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1844 – Harvey W. Wiley, American chemist (d. 1930)

1873 – Francisco Madero, Mexico, revolutionary, president (1911-13)

1880 – Abram F Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal)

 

 

 

1882 – William “Bull” F Halsey, US vice-admiral (WW II Pacific)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1884 – Rudolf Forster, Grobming Austria, actor (Threepenny Opera)

1885 – Ezra Loomis Pound, Hailey Idaho, poet (Cantos), (d. 1972)

1893 – Willi Apel, German/US musicologist (Harvard dictionary of music)

1894 – Jean Rostand, French biologist (d. 1977)

1895 – Gerhard Domagk, German bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (declined) (d. 1964)

1895 – Dickinson W. Richards, American physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)

 

 

 

1896 – Ruth Gordon, Mass, actress (Rosemary’s Baby, Harold & Maude)

 

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1900 – Ragnar Granit Finnish neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1991)

1904 – Paul D Stoop, US vice-admiral (WW II-Coral Sea)

1906 – Giuseppe Farina, Italian race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (d. 1966)

1907 – Albert Rice Leventhal, publisher (Little Golden Books)

1907 – Sol Tax, American anthropologist (d. 1995)

1917 – Ruth Hussey, Providence RI, actress (Another Thin Man, Phila Story)

1918 – Robert Feller, MLB pitcher (Red Sox, led AL in strikeouts 7 times)

1919 – Jane Randolph, actress (Railroaded!)

1924 – Hannelore Weygrand, German FR, equestrian dressage (Oly-silver-1956)

1928 – Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1999)

1929 – Joan Ganz Cooney, founder (Children’s Television Workshop)

1930 – Clifford Brown, [Brownie], US jazz trumpeter/composer

1931 – David Wilson, director of British Museum (1977-92)

1931 – Dick Gautier, Los Angeles California, actor (Hymie-Get Smart, Mr Terrific)

1932 – Louis Malle, France, director (Atlantic City, Black Moon, Viva Maria)

1933 – Ken Berry, actor (Sam-Mayberry RFD, Vinton-Mama’s Family)

1934 – Hamilton Camp, London, actor (Andrew-He & She, Meatballs 2)

1934 – Frans Brüggen, Dutch musician

1935 – Michael Winner, producer/director (Big Sleep, Death Wish)

1935 – Robert Caro, American biographer

1938 – Ed Lauter, Long Beach, New York, American actor (The Artist, The Number 23)

1939 – Eddie Holland, US singer/songwriter (Jamie, Leaving Here)

1939 – Grace Slick, Chicago, rock vocalist (Jefferson Airplane-White Rabbit)

1939 – Leland H. Hartwell, American scientist, Nobel laureate

1940 – Miguel Calderon-Gomez, Havana, basketball player (Olympic-bronze-1972)

1945 – Henry Winkler, NYC, actor (Fonz-Happy Days, Night Shift)

1946 – Andrea Mitchell, NYC, newscaster (NBC-TV, Summer Sunday USA)

1946 – Robert L “Hoot” Gibson, Cooperstown NY, USN/ast (STS 41B,61C,27,47,71)

1949 – David Green, Melbourne Australia, rock bassist (Air Supply)

1949 – Otis Williams, [Otis Miles], TX, rock vocalist (Temptations)

1950 – Phil Chenier, NBA guard (Wash Bullets)

1951 – Harry Hamlin, Pasadena California, actor (Michael Kuzak-LA Law)

1953 – Alexander Fedorovich Poleshchuk, Moscow, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-16)

1953 – Charles Martin Smith, Van Nuys CA, actor (American Graffiti)

1954 – Mario Testino, Peruvian-born English fashion photographer

1955 – Shanna Reed, KC Kansas, actress (Major Dad, Mirrors)

1958 – Kevin Pollak, SF, comedian (Usual Suspects, Grumpy Old Men)

1962 – Danny Tartabull, Miami FL, outfielder (NY Yankees, Chicago White Sox)

1964 – Sandra H Magnus, Belleville Il, PhD/astronaut

1964 – Howard Lederer, American poker player

1965 – Charnele Brown, East Hampton NY, actress (Kim-A Different World)

1965 – Gavin Rossdale, Kilburn, London, English heavy metal vocalist and actor (Bush)

1970 – James Pedro, Danvers Mass, lightweight judoka (Olympics-bronze-92, 96)

1970 – Ekaterini Voggoli, Greek discus thrower

1970 – Ben Bailey, American host of the game show Cash Cab

1978 – Amanda Swafford, American model

1984 – Eva Pigford, American model

1986 – Thomas Morgenstern, Austrian ski jumper

 

 

 

Deaths

1459 – Gianfrancesco Poggio Bracciolini, chancellor of Florence, dies

1553 – Jacob Sturm von Sturmeck, German statesman and reformer (b. 1489)

1583 – Pirro Ligorio, Italian architect/painter/archaeologist, dies at 83

1632 – Henri de Montmorency, French duke/plotter, beheaded

1654 – Emperor Go-Komyo of Japan (b. 1633)

1685 – Michel le Tellier, French statesman (b. 1603)

1690 – Hieronymus van Beverningk, Duitch general, dies at 76

1787 – Ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat, dies at 58

1862 – Ormsby Mcknight Mitchel, US astronomer/Union-general-major, dies at 53

1899 – William Henry Webb, American industrialist and philanthropist (b. 1816)

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

1915 – Charles Tupper, sixth Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1821)

1956 – Pío Baroja y Nessi, Spanish Basque writer, author of over 100 novels (The Struggle for Life, Zalacain the Adventurer), dies at 83

1959 – Blonde Dolly, [Sybille A J Niemans], society prostitute, dies at 33

1967 – Charles Trowbridge, actor (Mummy’s Hand), dies at 85

1975 – Gustav Ludwig Hertz, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)

1979 – Sir Barnes Wallis, British scientist, engineer and inventor (b. 1887)

1985 – Kirby Grant, actor/singer (Sky King), dies in an auto accident at 74

1988 – John Houseman, actor (Paper Chase), dies at 86

1988 – T. Hee, American animator (b. 1911)

1991 – William Shea, (Shea Stadium namesake), dies at 84

1992 – Joan Mitchell, American painter and printmaker dies of cancer aged 67

1993 – Hernan Heleno Castro, El Salvadorian guerilla leader, murdered

1993 – Paul Grégoire, Archbishop of Montreal (b. 1911)

1995 – Terry Southern, writer, dies at 71

 

 

 

1997 – Sam Fuller, director/writer (Big Red One), dies at 86

 

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2000 – Steve Allen, American comedian, author, and composer (b. 1921)

2002 – Jam Master Jay, American rapper and musician (Run DMC) (b. 1965)

2006 – Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist (b. 1926)

2007 – Robert Goulet, American entertainer (b. 1933)

2007 – Washoe, chimpanzee trained in American Sign Language (b. 1965)

2007 – John Woodruff, American athlete (b. 1915)

2009 – Claude Lévi-Strauss, French anthropologist and ethnologist (b.1908)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

529 BC – The international day of Cyrus the Great, king of Persia, who declared the first charter of human rights in the world also known as Cyrus Cylinder.(see UE 10/17 & 10/12)

439 – Vandalen under Genseric occupy Carthago

1268 – Conradin, the last legitimate male heir of the Hohenstaufen dynasty of Kings of Germany and Holy Roman Emperors, is executed along with his companion Frederick I, Margrave of Baden by Charles I of Sicily, a political rival and ally to the hostile Roman Catholic church.

1390 – First trial for witchcraft in Paris.

1467 – Battle of Brusthem: Charles the Bold defeats Liege

1618 – English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.

1658 – Action of 29 October 1658 (Naval battle)

1665 – Battle of Ambuila, where Portuguese forces defeated the forces of the Kingdom of Kongo and decapitated king Antonio I of Kongo, also called Nvita a Nkanga..

1682 – William Penn lands at what is now Chester Pennsylvania

1727 – Severe earthquake in New England

1792 – Mount Hood (Oregon) is named after the British naval officer Alexander Arthur Hood by Lt. William E. Broughton who spotted the mountain near the mouth of the Willamette River.

1794 – French troops occupies Venlo

1811 – 1st Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans

1814 – “Demologos,” 1st steam-powered warship, is launched

1833 – 1st US college fraternity to have a fraternity house founded

1863 – Intl Comm of Red Cross forms (Nobel 1917, 1944, 1963)

1872 – J S Risdon patents metal windmill

1888 – Lord Salisbury grants Cecil Rhodes charter for BSA Company

1889 – NY Giants (NL) beat Bkln (AA) in world series 6 games to 3

1889 – Queen Victoria grants Cecil Rhodes rights to Zambezia

1905 – Hottentot chief Hendrik Witbooi fataly injured

1914 – Russia declares war on Turkey

1914 – Turkish warships storm Black Sea

1921 – The Link River Dam, a part of the Klamath Reclamation Project, is completed.

1932 – French liner Normandie is launched

1940 – Sec of War Henry L Stimson drew 1st number-158-in 1st peacetime military draft in US history

1942 – 7th day of battle at El Alamein: Montgomery assault(see UE 10/23)

1942 – Alaska highway completed

1944 – 1st Polish Armoured Division liberates Breda Neth

1944 – Cabadese 2nd Infantry division frees Goes South-Beveland

1945 – 1st ball point pen goes on sale, 57 years after it is patented

1947 – Trial of art forger Han of Meegeren begins in Amsterdam

1948 – Israeli forces liberate Meron & Gush-Hale

1954 – Colonel Nasser disbands Moslem Brothership

1956 – Chet Huntley & David Brinkley, NBC News, team up

1956 – Israeli paratroopers drop into Sinai to open Straits of Tiran

1957 – Hand grenade explodes in Israel’s Knesset (Parliament)

1960 – Chartered C46 carrying Cal State’s football team crashes, kills 16

 

 

 

1964 – Star of India & other jewels are stolen in NY

 

 

 

 

 

1966 – Lunar Orbiter 1 crashes on moon: 6.7°N 162°E

1966 – National Organization of Women founded

1967 – London criminal Jack McVitie is murdered by the Kray twins, leading to their eventual imprisonment and downfall.

1969 – Supreme Court orders end to all school desegregation “at once”

1969 – Tom Seaver voted NL Cy Young Award

1975 – Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffer kills 1st victim

1985 – Major General Samuel K. Doe is announced the winner of the first multiparty election in Liberia.

1988 – Soviets 1st scheduled shuttle launch (postponed)

1993 – Dow Jones index reaches record 3687.86

1998 – Hurricane Mitch, the second deadliest Atlantic hurricane in history, made landfall in Honduras.

1998 – Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off on STS-95 with 77-year old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space.

1999 – Deadliest Indian Ocean tropical cyclone hits Orissa, India. This event was known as 1999 Orissa cyclone ever since.

2002 – Ho Chi Minh City ITC Inferno, a fire destroys a luxurious department store with 1500 people shopping. Over 60 people died and over 100 are missing. It is the deadliest disaster in Vietnam during peacetime.

2004 – In Rome, European heads of state sign the Treaty and Final Act establishing the first European Constitution.

2005 – 29 October 2005 Delhi bombings kill more than 60.

2007 – Argentina elects its first female president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.

2011 – Record-breaking snowstorm in the northeastern United States leaves nearly 2 million residents without power for more than 36 hours.

 

Births

1463 – Alessandro Achillini, Italian physician/philosopher

1507 – Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, Spanish viceroy of Neth (1566-73)

 

 

 

1656 – Edmund Halleyastronomer (Halley’s Comet) [NS=Nov 8]

 

 

 

 

 

1682 – Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix, French historian (d. 1761)

1690 – Martin Folkes, English antiquarian (d. 1754)

1704 – John Byng, British admiral (d. 1757)

1740 – James Boswell, Scotland, Samuel Johnson’s biographer

1824 – Joseph Horace Lewis, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1904

1827 – Marcellin Berthelot, French chemist (d. 1907)

1844 – Albert von Rothschild, Austrian banker

1857 – Conrad Haebler, German historian (Early printers of Spain/Portugal)

1859 – Charles Ebbets, (namesake of Ebbets Field, Brooklyn)

1891 – Fanny Brice, NYC, singing comedienne (Ziegeld Follies, Baby Snooks)

1899 – Akim Tamiroff, Tiflis Russia, actor (For Whom the Bell Tolls)

1906 – Fredric [William] Brown, US, sci-fi author (Martians Go Home)

1911 – Phillip Jack Oppenheimer, diamond trader

1920 – Baruj Benacerraf, Venezuelan-born immunologist, Nobel laureate

 

 

 

1921 – Bill Mauldin, NMpolitical cartoonist (Pulitzer-1945, 59) (WW II Army grunts)

 

 

 

 

 

 1923 – Dietrich Manicke, composer

1923 – Carl Djerassi, Austrian chemist

1925 – Geraldine Brooks, NYC, actr (Faraday & Co, Dumplings, Act of Murder)

 

 

 

1925 – Zoot Simsjazzman , saxophone player 

 

You Go To My Head

Blues for Two with Joe Pass

Zoot’s Theme

Autumn Leaves

 

 

 

 

1925 – Dominick Dunne, American author

1925 – Robert Hardy, English actor

1926 – Jon[athan Stewart] Vickers, Prince Albert, Canada, tenor

1930 – Peter Stampfel, rocker

1936 – Akiko Kojima, Japanese model

1940 – Galen Weston, English/Canadian industrial/multi-millionaire

1944 – Denny Laine, [Brian Hines], rock guitarist (Moody Blues, Wings)

 

 

 

1946 – Peter Green, [Peter Greenbaum], Londonrocker, bluesman (Fleetwood Mac)

 

 

Jumping at Shadows                       The Thrill Is Gone

Black Magic Woman                        BATH FESTIVAL 1970 with John Mayall

 Like it This Way                               Born Under A Bad Sign

1948 – Kate Jackson, Birmingham Ala, actress (Rookies, Charlie’s Angels)

1949 – Paul Orndorff, wrestler (WCW/SMW/NWA/WWF, Mr Wonderful)

1949 – James Williamson, American guitarist

1952 – Valeri I Tokarev, Russian colonel/cosmonaut

1953 – Denis Potvin, Ottawa Ontario, NY Islander defenseman (Norris trophy)

1956 – Wilfredo Gómez, Puerto Rican boxer

1957 – Dan Castellaneta, American voice actor, Best known as the voice of Homer Simpson

1958 – David Remnick, American writer and editor of The New Yorker

1959 – Finola Hughes, London, actress (Anna-General Hospital, Staying Alive)

1960 – Michael Carter, Dallas Tx, shot putter (Olympic-silver-1984)

1961 – Randy Jackson, Gary In, rocker (Jackson 5-ABC)

1967 – Joely Fisher, LA California, actress (Paige-Ellen)

1967 – Beth Chapman, Star of Dog the Bounty Hunter

1967 – Rufus Sewell, English actor

1968 – Johann Olav Koss, speed skater (Olympics-3 gold-1994)

1969 – Eleni Menegaki, Greek TV presenter

1970 – Chris Thorpe, Waukegan Ill, doubles luger (Olympics-1994)

1971 – Daniel J. Bernstein, American professor

1972 – Takafumi Horie, Japanese entrepreneur

1972 – Gabrielle Union, American actress

1974 – R A Dickey, Nashville Tenn, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)

1974 – Renata Hornofova, Miss Universe-Czech Republic (1996)

1974 – Michael Vaughan, English cricketer

1975 – Kelly Lin, Chinese actress

1976 – Claudia Dopf, Miss Peru Universe (1997)

1981 – Amanda Beard, Newport Beach CA, 100m/200m breaststroke (Oly-2 silv-96)

1983 – Johnny Lewis, Los Angeles, California, actor ( Sons of Anarchy, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem), (d. 2012)

 

 

 

Deaths

490 – Petrus Mongus, patriarch of Alexandria, dies

1038 – Aethelnoth, Archbishop of Canterbury

1138 – Bolesław III Krzywousty, Duke of Poland (b. 1086)

1268 – Conradin, Duke of Swabia (executed) (b. 1252)

1268 – Frederick I, Margrave of Baden (beheaded) (b. 1249)

 

 

 

1618 – Sir Walter RaleighEnglish scholar/poet/historianbeheaded for treason

 

 

 

 

 

1650 – David Calderwood, Scottish historian (b. 1575)

1783 – Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d’Alembert, French philosophe/mathematician, dies at 66

1822 – Dirk van Hogendorp, Dutch earl/general/minister of War, dies at 61

 

 

 

1877 – Nathan Bedford Forrest, American Confederate generaldies at 56

 

 

 

 

 

1885 – George B McClellanUnion army generaldies at 58

 

 

 

 

 

1885 – James Hannington, English missionary, murdered in Uganda

1901 – Leon Czolcosz, assassin of President McKinley, is electrocuted

1911 – Joseph Pulitzer, American newspaperman, dies in Charleston, SC

1933 – Paul, [Prudent] Painlevé, French mathematician/minister/premier, dies

1939 – Dwight B. Waldo, American educator and historian (b. 1864)

1947 – Frances Cleveland Preston, former 1st lady (1885-89 93-97), dies at 83

1951 – Robert G Aitken, US astronomer (New General Catalogue), dies at 86

1957 – Louis B Mayer, MGM producer, dies at 71

1957 – Rosemarie Nitribitt, German call girl (b. 1933)

1958 – Zoe Akins, American playwright (b. 1886)

1963 – Adolphe Menjou, actor (Front Page, Star is Born), dies at 73

 

 

 

1971 – Duane Allmanrock guitaristdies in a motorcycle accident at 24

 

Loan Me A Dime        Whipping Post

Amazing Grace          In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed

Stormy Monday       Studio Jams with Eric Clapton

 

 

 

 

1975 – John Scott Trotter, orchestra leader (George Gobel Show), dies at 67

1985 – John Lodge, actor (Sensation, In Like Flint)/(gov-R-CT), dies at 82

1987 – Woody Herman, bandleader/composer (Thundering Herds), dies at 74

1990 – William French Smith, attorney general (1980), dies at 73 of cancer

1991 – Maria Monica, silent film actress, dies

1992 – Kenneth MacMillan, British choreographer (Manon, Judas Tree), dies

1993 – Raymond Lockhart, TV director (Huntley Brinkley Report), dies at 65

1996 – Patrick Johnson, physicist, dies at 92

1997 – Anton LaVey, American founder of the Church of Satan (b. 1930)

2002 – Glenn McQueen, American animator (b. 1960)

2003 – Hal Clement, American writer (b. 1922)

2004 – Peter Twinn, English mathematician (b. 1916)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

Events

306 – Mark Aurelius Valerius Maxentius proclaimed emperor of Rome

312 – Emperor Constantine the Great beats rivaal Maxentius

969 – Byzantines troops occupy Antioch Syria

1061 – Emperor disposes of bishop Cadalus & Pope Honorius II

1422 – Charles V’s son succeeds him as king Charles VII of France

1467 – Battle at Brustem: Charles the Stoute beats the Luikenaars

1516 – Battle of Yaunis Khan: Turkish forces under the Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha defeat the Mameluks near Gaza.

1531 – Battle of Amba Sel: Imam Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi again defeats the army of Lebna Dengel, Emperor of Ethiopia. The southern part of Ethiopia falls under Imam Ahmad’s control.

1538 – The first university in the New World, the Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino, is established.

1628 – Hugenot bulwark La Rochelle surrenders to Cardinal Richelieu

1636 – Harvard University (Cambridge Mass) founded

1664 – The Duke of York and Albany’s Maritime Regiment of Foot, later to be known as the Royal Marines, is established.

1740 – Ivan VI becomes czar of Russia [OS=Oct 17]

 

 

 

1776 – Battle of White PlainsWashington retreats to NJ

 

 

 

 

1790 – NY gives up claims to Vermont for $30,000

1793 – Eli Whitney applies for a patent on cotton gin

1834 – The Battle of Pinjarra occurs in the Swan River Colony in present-day Pinjarra, Western Australia. Between 14 and 40 Aborigines are killed by British colonists.

1846 – Pioneers suffer blizzard in Sierra Nevada; 42 die

 

 

 

1863 – Battle at Wauhatchie Georgia865 killed or injured

 

 

 

 

 

1864 – Second Battle of Newtonia (American Civil War), Newton County, Missouri

1864 – Battle at Fair Oaks, Virginia, ends after 1554 casualties

1886 – Statue of Liberty dedicated by Pres Grover Cleveland, it is celebrated by 1st confetti (ticker tape) parade in NYC

1914 – German battle cruiser Goeben enters Black Sea

1919 – Volstead Act passed by Congress, start prohibition over Wilson’s veto

1922 – 1st coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a football game

1922 – Benito Mussolini takes control of Italy’s government

1927 – Josip Broz (Tito) begins 7 months jail sentence in Croatia

1929 – Dow Jones plummets 38.33 pts (13%) to 260.64

1936 – FDR rededicates Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary

1939 – Spitfire shoots German Heinkel-111 down above Scotland

1940 – Greece successfully resists Italy’s attack

1940 – Meeting between Hitler & Benito Mussolini in Florence

1942 – 6th day battle at El Alamein: British offensive under Montgomery( see UE 10/23)

1943 – U-220 sinks

1944 – Russia & Bulgaria sign weapon pact

1946 – German rocket engineers begin work in USSR

1948 – Flag of Israel is adopted

1952 – Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Women’s Texas Golf Open

1954 – Ernest Hemingway wins Nobel prize for literature

1959 – Buffalo Bills enter AFL

1961 – Ground broken for Municipal (Shea) Stadium for NY Mets

1962 – Khrushchev orders withdrawal of missiles from Cuba, ending crisis

1962 – NY Giant YA Tittle passes for 7 touchdowns vs Wash Redskins (49-34)

1965 – Gateway Arch (630′ (190m) high) completed in St Louis, Missouri

1971 – England becomes 6th nation to have a satellite (Prospero) in orbit

1974 – Luna 23 launched (landing on Moon)

1982 – NASA launches RCA-E

 

 

 

1986 – The centennial of the Statue of Liberty’s dedication is re-celebrated in New York Harbor.

 

 

 

 

 

1988 – Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen gives $10 million to U Wash library

1992 – Lee Jang Rim predicts that today would be the end of the world!

1994 – Japanese space probe Sakigake passes Earth for 3rd time

1995 – Horse Racing Breeders’ Cup Champs: Cigar, Desert Stormer, Inside Information, My Flag, Northern Spur, Ridgewood Pearl, Unbridled’s Song

1998 – An Air China (Mainland China) jetliner is hijacked by disgruntled pilot Yuan Bin and flown to Taiwan.

 

 

 

2005 – Plame affair: Lewis LibbyVice-president Dick Cheney’s chief of staffis indicted in the Valerie Plame caseLibby resigns later that day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006 – Funeral service for the peace of the executed at Bykivnia forest, outside of Kiev, Ukrainewith reburial of 817 Ukrainian civilians (out of some 100,000) executed by Bolsheviks at Bykivnia in 1930s – early 1940s

 

 

 

 

 

2009 – The 28 October 2009 Peshawar bombing kills 117 and wounds 213.

2009 – NASA successfully launches the Ares I-X mission, the only rocket launch for its later-cancelled Constellation program.

 

 

Births

1017 – Henry III, Roman Catholic German emperor (1046-56)

1466 – Desiderius Erasmus, Holland, humanist and theologian (The Praise of Folly), (d. 1536)

1510 – Francisco Borgia, great grandson of pope Alexander VI/theologist/saint

1585 – Cornelius Otto Jansen, France, Roman Catholic reform leader

 

 

 

1691 – Peder TordenskjoldNorwegian naval hero (d. 1720)

 

 

 

 

 

1697 – Canaletto, Italian artist (d. 1768)

1703 – Antoine Deparcieux, French mathematician (d. 1768)

 

 

 

1793 – Eliphalet RemingtonUS gun maker (UE 08/12)

 

 

 

 

 

1804 – Pierre F Verhulst, Belgium, mathematician (logistic curve)

1810 – Adley Hogan Gladden, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1862

1834 – Dudley McIver DuBose, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1883

 

 

 

1837 – Tokugawa YoshinobuJapan’s last shogun (d. 1913)

 

 

 

 

 

1845 – Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski, Polish physicist (d. 1888)

1846 – Auguste Escoffier, king of chefs & chef of kings

1855 – Ivan V Mitshurin, Russian botanist (new types of fruit)

1864 – Adolfo Camarillo, prominent land owner, horse breeder, and rancher (d. 1958

1875 – Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor, American geographer and editor (d. 1966)

1891 – Ormer Locklear, American movie stunt pilot (d. 1920)

1892 – Eduard J Dijksterhuis, Dutch mathematician/historian (Fall & Throw)

1897 – Hans Speidel, nazi chief-staff/NATO-supreme commander

1902 – Elsa Lanchester, Lewisham London, actress (Bride of Frankenstien)

1903 – Evelyn A Waugh, London, author (Brideshead Revisited, Scoop)

1907 – Edith Head, fashion designer (MGM)

1909 – Francis Bacon, Ireland, painter (Study for a Pope)

 

 

 

1914 – Jonas SalkNYCmedical researcher (polio vaccine)

 

 

 

 

 

1914 – Richard Lawrence Millington Synge, British bio-chemist (Nobel 1952)

 

 

 

1917 – Jack SooAmerican actor (d. 1979)

 

The Jack Soo Retrospective Part 1

Jack Soo,  Retrospective  Part 2

Jack Soo, A Retrospective – Part 3

 

 

 

 

1922 – Butch van Breda Kolff, American basketball coach (d. 2007)

1924 – Antonio Creus, Spanish racecar driver (d. 1996)

1925 – Leonard Starr, comic strip cartoonist (Little Orphan Annie)

1926 – Bowie Kuhn, baseball commissioner (1969-1984)

1928 – Ion Mihai Pacepa, Romanian general

1929 – 1st child born in aircraft, Miami, Florida

1929 – Joan Plowright, Brigg England, actress (Brimstone & Treacle)

 

 

 

1930 – Bernie EcclestoneEnglish motorsports impresario (F1)

 

 

 

 

 

1936 – Charlie DanielsWilmington NCsinger (Devil Went Down to Georgia)

 

Long Haired Country Boy

Orange Blossom Special with Eugene Fodor

The South’s Gonna Do it Again

Still in Saigon

 

 

 

 

1936 – Ted Hawkins, singer/guitarist

1937 – Lenny Wilkins, NBA player/coach (Seattle, Cleveland, Atlanta)

1938 – Anne Perry, English-born novelist

1940 – Gennadi Mikhailovich Strekalov, cosmo (Soyuz T-3, T-8, T-11, TM-21)

1940 – Susan Harris, American television writer and producer

1942 – Kees Verkerk, skater World Champion (1967)/(Olympics-gold-68)

1943 – Charo López, Spanish actress

1944 – Dennis Franz, Maywood Ill, actor (Buntz-Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue)

1944 – Anton Schlecker, German billionaire

1948 – Ricki Lee Reynolds, country singer (Black Oak Arkansas)

1948 – Valeri Viktorovich Baberdin, Russian colonel/cosmonaut

1949 – Bruce Jenner, Mt Kisco NY, decathalete (Olympic-gold-1976)

1950 – Sihem Bensedrine, Tunisian human rights activist

1952 – Annie Potts, Nashville TN, actress (Mary Jo-Designing Women)

1953 – Pierre Boivin, Canadian businessman and hockey executive

 

 

 

1955 – Bill Gates [William Henry], Seattle Washbillionaire founder/CEO (Microsoft)

 

 

 

 

 

1956 – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran

1962 – Daphne Zuniga, SF CA, actress (Jo Reynolds-Melrose Place, Spaceballs)

1964 – Paul Wylie, figure skater (Olympic-silver)

1965 – Jami Gertz, Chicago, actress (Less the Zero, Crossroads, Solarbabies)

1966 – Andy Richter, Yorkville IL, writer/sidekick (Conan O’Brien)

1966 – Kaylynn Hick, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

1967 – Julia Roberts, Smyrna Georgia, actress (Mystic Pizza, Pretty Woman)

1967 – Kevin Macdonald, Scottish film director

 

 

 

1972 – Brad PaisleyAmerican Country musician

 

Letter To Me

I’m Gonna Miss Her

I’m Still A Guy

He Didn’t Have To Be

 

 

 

 

1974 – Joaquin Leaf Phoenix, PR, actor (Russkies, Space Camp)

 

 

Deaths

312 – Maxentius, Roman emperor (b. c. 278)

 

 

 

899 Alfred the GreatEnglish monarchdies

 

 

 

 

 

1138 – Boleslaw III Kryzwousty, [scheefmond], duke of Poland, dies

1225 – Jien, Japanese poet and historian (b. 1155)

1312 – Elisabeth of Tirol, German queen

1520 – Pier Gerlofs Donia, Frisian pirate and freedom fighter

1568 – Ashikaga Yoshihide, Japanese shogun (b. 1539)

1627 – Djehangir/Jahangir, great mogol of India, dies

1646 – William Dobson, English painter (b. 1610)

1703 – John Wallis, English mathematician/cryptographer (wig of W), dies

 

 

 

1704 – John LockeEnglish philosopher (2 treatises of government), dies at 72

 

 

 

 

 

1740 – Anna Ivanova Romanova, empress of Russia (1730-40), dies at 47

1792 – Paul Möhring, German physician and scientist (b. 1710)

1792 – John Smeaton, British civil engineer (b. 1724)

1800 – Artemas Ward, American politician and soldier (b. 1727)

1818 – Abigail Adams, 2nd first lady (1797-1801), dies at 73

1841 – Johan August Arfwedson, Swedish chemist (b. 1792)

1852 – Gerhard M Roentgen, founder Fijenoord dockyard, dies at 57

1877 – Robert Swinhoe, British naturalist (b. 1835)

1899 – Ottmar Mergenthaler, German-born inventor (tuberculosis) (b. 1854)

1916 – Oswald Boelcke, German pilot (b. 1891)

1959 – Camilo Cienfuegos, Cuban revolutionary (b. 1932)

1965 – Ben Barka, Moroccan opposition leader, kidnapped & murdered in Paris

 

 

 

1965 – Earl BosticAmerican saxophonist (b. 1913)

 

Up There in Orbit

Hello Dolly & Days of Wine and Roses

Misty

Moonglow

 

 

 

 

1975 – Oliver Nelson, American jazz composer and arranger (b. 1932)

 

 

 

1987 – Woody HermanUS jazz clarinetist/composerdies at 74

 

 

 Fanfare For The Common Man

Blues in the Night

Sonny Boy

Caldonia

 

 

 

 

1991 – Dudley McConnell, headed NASA’s Earth Science Division, dies

1991 – Sylvia Fine Kaye, US lyricist/composer, dies at 78

1993 – Doris Duke, heiress (American Tobacco Co), dies at 80

 

 

 

1996 – Morey Amsterdamcomedian (Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 87

 

Hollywood Palace with Rose Marie

My Psychiatrist Says

Stump the Stars

 

 

 

 

1998 – Ted Hughes, British poet (b. 1930)

2002 – Erling Persson, Swedish entrepreneur (b. 1917)

2004 – Jimmy McLarnin, Northern Irish-born boxer (b. 1907)

2005 – Richard Smalley, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1943)

2006 – Red Auerbach, American basketball coach and executive (b. 1917)

2006 – Trevor Berbick, Jamaican boxer (b. 1955)

2007 – Porter Wagoner, American country singer (b. 1927)

2010 – James MacArthur, American actor (b. 1937)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

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

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

1387 – Amsterdam buccaneer Herman of Kuinre sign peace

1407 – Mobs attack Jewish community of Cracow

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

1492 – Lead pencils 1st used

1529 – Thomas More appointed English Lord Chancellor

1662 – Charles II of England sold Dunkirk to France

1667 – Aru Palakka’s occupies Makassar (Goa)

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

1774 – 1st Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia

 

 

 

1774 – Minute Men organized in colonies

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

1810 – US annexes western Florida

1825 – Erie Canal between Hudson River & Lake Erie opened

1858 – Hamilton Smith patents rotary washing machine

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

1861 – Pony Express ends

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

1863 – Worldwide Red Cross organized in Geneva

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

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

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

 

 

 

1881 – Gunfight at OK Corralin TombstoneAz

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

1905 – Union of Sweden & Norway ends

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

1917 – Petrograd Soviet accepts establishment of Military

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1941 – US savings bonds go on sale

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1947 – The British Military Occupation ends in Iraq.

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

1950 – 630 Dutch volunteers depart (on)to Korea

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

1950 – South Korean troops reach Chosan at Chinese boundary

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

1951 – Rocky Marciano defeats Joe Louis at Madison Square Garden

1951 – Winston Churchill re-elected British PM

1954 – Chevrolet unveils V-8 engine

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

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

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

1956 – UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency statute approved

1957 – USSR fires defense minister, Marshal Georgi Zhukov

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

1961 – 1st Saturn launch vehicle made a flight test

1964 – Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show

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

1965 – Sylvia Likens tortured by teen girl gang

1966 – 1st Pacific communications satellite launched, Intelsat 2

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1968 – Soyuz 3 launched

1970 – “Doonesbury” comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers

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

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

 

 

 

1973 – Israeli forces reach Suez, trapping Egyptian army

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

1977 – 5th & final test of space shuttle Enterprise

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

1978 – Independent Counsel Act is signed into law.

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

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

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

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

1987 – Dow Jones down 156.83 points

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

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

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

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

1994 – Jordan & Israel sign peace accord

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Births

1427 – Archduke Sigismund of Austria (d. 1496)

1473 – Friedrich of Saxony (d. 1510)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

1800 – Helmuth K B von MoltkePrussian general-fieldmarshal

 

 

 

 

 

1802 – King Miguel of Portugal (d. 1866)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1898 – Beryl Rubinstein, composer

 

 

 

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

 

Amazing Grace

PRECIOUS LORD TAKE MY HAND

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

The Kid (1921)

“MY BOY”

Uncle Fester

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

1917 – Felix the Catcartoon character

 

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

Theme Song

Picnic to the Past!

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

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

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

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

1926 – Yuri Aleksandrovich Letunov, Russia, cosmonaut

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1939 – Vladimir Mikhailovich Beloborodov, cosmonaut

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

1942 – Bob Hoskins, British actor

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

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

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

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

1946 – Holly Woodlawn, Puerto Rican actress

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

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

1947 – Ian Ashley, British racing driver

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

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

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

1951 – Maggie Roche, rocker (Roches)

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

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

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

1959 – Evo Morales, President of Bolivia

1960 – June Brigman, American comic book artist

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

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

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

1965 – Kelly Rowan, Canadian actress and producer.

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

1967 – Keith Urban, New Zealand singer

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

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

1973 – Taka Michinoku , Japanese professional wrestler

1973 – Seth MacFarlane, American animator

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

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

1977 – Jon Heder, American actor

1982 – Adam Carroll, British racing driver

1984 – Sasha Cohen, American figure skater

 

 

 

Deaths

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

1868 – B F Randolph, SC state senator, assassinated

1881 – Billy Clanton, brother of Ike, dies

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

1994 – Wilbert Harrison, singer, dies at 65

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

1996 – Gordon Scarrott, engineer, dies at 80

1996 – Hans Walter Kosterliz, biochemist, dies at 93

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events

625 – Boniface V ends his reign as Catholic Pope

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

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

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

 

 

 

1415 – Battle of AgincourtWelsh longbow defeat armored knights

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

1671 – Giovanni Cassini discovers Iapetus, satellite of Saturn

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

1760 – George III ascends British throne

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

 

 

 

1812 – US frigate United States captures British vessel Macedonian

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1854 – Prince Menshikov of Krim occupies British base at Balaclava

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

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

1861 – The Toronto Stock Exchange was created.

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

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

1870 – Pimlico Race Course opens in Baltimore

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

OK Corral Sheriff Wyatt Earp

 

 

 

 

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

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

1900 – England annexes Transvaal

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

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

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

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

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

1932 – Benito Mussolini promises to remain dictator for 30 years

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

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

 

 

 

1942 – Battle of Henderson Field Guadalcanal begins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1942 – Fieldmarshal Rommel back in North-Africa

1944 – Battle at Cape Engano: 4 Japanese ships sink

1944 – Battle at Samar-island

 

 

 

1944 – Battle in Straits of SurigaoJapanese fleet destroyed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1945 – Japanese surrender Taiwan to Gen Chiang Kai-shek

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

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

1950 – Sukarno appointed president of Republic Indonesia

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

1953 – Coal mine in Seraing Belgium explodes, 26 die

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

1955 – Tappan sells 1st microwave oven

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

1960 – Cuba nationalizes all remaining US businesses

1962 – American author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize in literature

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

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

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

1971 – General Meeting of UN agrees to admit China PR

1971 – Roy Disney dedicates Walt Disney World

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

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

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

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

1974 – Air Force fires 1st ICBM

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

1983 – US invades GrenadaOperation Urgent Fury

 

 

 

 

 

1984 – Hepatitis virus is discovered

1986 – International Red Cross ousted from South Africa

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

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

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

1993 – Airbus A310 of Air Nigeria hijacked, 1 dead

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

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

.2001 – Windows XP first became available.

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

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

 

 

Births

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

1330 – Louis II of Flanders (d. 1384)

1360 – Louis, founder of house of Anjou

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

1528 – Seerp Galama, Dutch nobleman/soldier/politician

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

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

1709 – John Wagenaar, Amsterdam merchant/historian, baptised

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

1869 – John Heismanpioneering football coach/trophy namesake

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1902 – Eddie LangAmerican jazz guitarist (d. 1933)

 

PICKIN’ MY WAY with Carl Kress

Perfect

Guitar Blues with Lonnie Johnson

Eddie’s Twister

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

1913 – Klaus Barbie, gestapo chief (Lyon)

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

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

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

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

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

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

1929 – Roger John Tayler, astrophysicist

1932 – Lev Nikolayevich Smirenny, cosmonaut

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

1936 – Sir Martin Gilbert, British historian

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

1941 – Anne Tyler, American writer (Accidental Tourist)

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

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

 

 

 

1944 – Jon AndersonEnglish rock singer for Yes

 

Roundabout

Close to the Edge

Yours Is No Disgrace

And You And I

 

 

 

 

1944 – James Carville, American political stategist and commentator

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

1947 – John Hall, rocker

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

1948 – Daniel Mark Epstein, American poet and biographer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Deaths

304 – Marcellinus, bishop of Rome, dies

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

1902 – Frank Norris, writer, dies at 32

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

1944 – Fake Krist, nazi collaborator, killed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

Do Wacka Do

Dang Me

King Of The Road with Johnny Cash

England Swings

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

THE RAVEN

Monster Mash

Vincent Price Roasts Bette Davis

SNL Halloween at Vincent Price’s pad

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

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

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

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

1492 – 24 Jews are burned at stake in Mecklenburg Germany

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

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

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

1681 – Earl of Shaftesbury accused of high treason in London

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1861 – West Virginia seceded from Virginia

1882 – Dr Robert Koch discovers germ that causes tuberculosis

 

 

 

1899 – Battle at RietfonteinSouth AfricaBoers vs British army

 

 

 

 

 

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

1903 – George Sutton becomes billard champ

1904 – 1st NY subway opens

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

1931 – George Washington Bridge connecting NY to NJ opens

1938 – US forbids child labor in factories

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

1944 – US aircraft carrier Princeton sinks at Philippines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

1948 – Bernard M Baruch introduces term “Cold War”

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

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

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

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

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

1963 – Sandy Koufax is unanimous winner of Cy Young Award

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

1980 – Iraqi troops occupies Khorramshar

1980 – Polish government legalizes independent labor union Solidarity

1984 – Steffi Graf plays her 1st pro tennis match

1987 – Bork’s supreme court nomination rejected by senate

1988 – Traveling Wilburys Volume One is released

1988 – Typhoon Ruby sinks Philippine ferry; hundreds drown

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

1998 – Launch of Deep Space 1 comet/asteroid mission

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

2003 – Concorde makes its last commercial flight.

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

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

 

Births

51 – Domitian, Roman Emperor (d. 96)

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

 

 

 

1632 – Antonj van LeeuwenhoekHolland , naturalist (Philosophical Transactions)

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1892 – Kurt Huber, German philosopher/resistance fighter

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

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

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

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

1908 – John Alwyne Kitching, zoologist

1911 – Clarence M Kelley, FBI head

 

 

 

1911 – Sonny TerrySingerBluesman , Harmonica Player

 

 

 

 

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

Crow Jane Blues                                                                    Cornbread and Peas

Key to the Highway with Brownie McGhee                                Midnight Special

Walk On                                                                                    Shoutin’ The Blues

 

 

 

 

1915 – Bob KaneAmerican cartoonist (d. 1998)

 

 

 

 

 

1915 – Roger Milliken, American millionaire

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

Chantilly Lace

WHITE LIGHTNING

Bopper’s Boogie Woogie

Purple People Eater Meets the Witch Doctor

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

1966 – Roman Abramovich, Russian oil magnate

1968 – Robert Wilonsky, American journalist

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

1980 – Monica, American singer

1980 – Zac Posen, American fashion designer

1981 – Mallika Sherawat, Indian actress

1981 – Tila Tequila, American model

1983 – Brian Vickers, American race car driver

1983 – Adrienne Bailon, American actress and singer

1983 – Keyshia Cole, American singer

 

Deaths

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

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

 

 

 

1537 – Jane Seymour3rd wife of Henry VIIIdies

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

1601 – Tycho Braheastronomerdies in Prague at 54

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

1708 – Kowa Seki, Japanese mathematician

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

1875 – Raffaello Carboni, Italian writer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1970 – Richard Hofstadter, US historian, dies at 54

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

1995 – Ronald Selby Wright, minister, dies at 87

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

  

1588 – Medina Sidonia’s Spanish Armada returns to Santander

 

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

  

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

 

 

1760 – 1st Jewish prayer books printed in US

1775 – Continental Congress approves resolution barring blacks from army

1790 – Slaves revolt in Haiti (later suppressed)

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

1814 – 1st plastic surgery is performed (England)

1824 – 1st steam locomotive is introduced

1864 – Battle of Westport, Missouri

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

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

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

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

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

  

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

1941 – Walt Disney’s “Dumbo” released

  

1942 – During WW IIBritain launches major offensive at El AlameinEgypt

 

 

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

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

 

1943 – Burma railway (Railway of Deathopens

 

 

1944 –  Battle of Leyte Gulf  begins

 

 

1944 – Soviet army invades Hungary

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

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

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

1956 – Revolt against Stalinist policies begins in Hungary

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

1959 – Chinese troops move into India, 17 die

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

1975 – Battle between Cuba & South Africa troops in Angola

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

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

1978 – CBS raises LP prices to $8.98

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

  

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

  

1991 – Clarence Thomassworn in as Supreme Court Justice

 

 

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

1993 – 7 killed by IRA-bomb attack in Belfast

1997 – Dow Jones drops 186.88 pts

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

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

2001 – Apple releases the iPod.

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

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

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

Births

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

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

1543 – Juan de la Cueva, Spain, dramatist

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

1654 – Johann Bernhard Staudt, composer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

Johnny Carson on politics

Johnny talks about the new fall television season

Betty White and Johnny Carson as Adam and Eve

Johnny Carson is a Politician Taking a Polygraph Test

 

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

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

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

1938 – John Heinz, (Sen-R-PA, 1977- )

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

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

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

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

1945 – Kim Larsen, Danish singer

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

1948 – Brian Ross, American journalist

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

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

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

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

1960 – Wayne Rainey, American motorcyclist

  

1960 – Randy PauschAmerican computer science professorauthor

 

 

1962 – Christo van Rensburg, South Africa, tennis star

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

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

1965 – Augusten Burroughs, American writer

  

1966 – Alex ZanardiItalian racecar driver

 

  

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

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

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

1976 – Cat Deeley, English model and television personality

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

1981 – Jeroen Bleekemolen, Dutch racing driver

1984 – Izabel Goulart, Brazilian model

1985 – James Kotecki, American political blogger

 

 

 

Deaths

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

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

1260 – Koetoez, Turkish sultan of Egypt, murdered

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  

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

 

 

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

1935 – Abe Landau, US gangster, murdered

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

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

  

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

 

 

 

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

1944 – Hana Brady, Holocaust victim

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

 

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

 

 

Mammy

Swanee

Camptown Races

Toot Toot Tootsie

 

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

1969 – Tommy Edwards, rocker, dies at 47

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

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

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

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

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

1996 – Diana Trilling, writer, dies at 91

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

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

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

1335 – Ex-emperor Hanazono became a Zen priest

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

1746 – Princeton University (NJ) received its charter

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1862 – Confederate troops reconquer Cumperland Gap, Tennessee

1875 – Sons of American Revolution organizes

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

1881 – Boston Symphony Orchestra gives its 1st concert

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

1884 – General Gordon receives letter of Mahdi

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

1899 – British troops flee Dundee, Natal South Africa

1904 – Russian fleet shoots at British fishing ship

1906 – 3000 blacks demonstrate & riot in Phila

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1936 – 1st commercial flight from mainland to Hawaii

1938 – Chester Carlson demonstrates 1st Xerox copying machine

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

1948 – Egyptian flagship King Farouk sunk by Israel

1951 – Earthquake hits Formosa, 100 killed

1954 – West Germany joins North Atlantic Treaty Organization

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

 

 

 

1962 – JFK imposes naval blockade on Cubabeginning missile crisis

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

1973 – Israeli troops reconquer mountain Hermon

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

1975 – Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 soft-lands on Venus

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

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

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

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

1979 – Walt Disney World’s 100-millionth guest

1981 – Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization decertified

1981 – US national debt tops $1 trillion

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

1984 – NFL quarterback Ken Stabler retires

1987 – Nobel prize for literature awarded to Joseph Brodsky

1989 – Red Khmer occupies Pailin in Cambodia

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

1993 – Cosmonaut Aleksandr Serebrov makes record 9th space walk

1994 – Statue of Sam Houston unveiled in Texas

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

1997 – Yahoo completes purchase of Four11

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

 

 

 

Births

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

1197 – Emperor Juntoku of Japan (d. 1242)

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

1688 – Nadir Shah of Persia (d. 1747)

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

1844 – Sarah BernhardtFranceactress (CamilleQueen Elizabeth)

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

1901 – Charles Huggins, Canada, US physician

1903 – George Beadle, US biologist (Nobel 1958)

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

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

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

1913 – Bo Dai, last emporer of Vietnam

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

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

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

1920 – Timothy Leary, Harvard prof (LSD taker)

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

 

 

 

1925 – Robert RauschenbergPort Arthur Texpainter (Gloria)

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1943 – Jan de Bont, Dutch film director

 

 

 

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

 

Roll Over Beethoven

Mississippi Queen

Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On with Alvin Lee

Red House with Johnny Winter

 

 

 

 

1946 – Kelvin MacKenzie, British media tycoon

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

1947 – Haley Barbour, American politician, governor of Mississippi

1948 – Lynette Fromme, American attempted assassin of Gerald Ford

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1969 – Spike Jonze, American director and film producer

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

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

1973 – Ichiro Suzuki, Japanese baseball player

1976 – Helen Svedin, Swedish model

1981 – Olivier Pla, French racing driver

1982 – Robinson Canó, Dominican baseball player

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

1986 – Kara Lang, Canadian soccer player

 

 

 

Deaths

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

1613 – Pomponio Nenna, Italian composer

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

1707 – Cloudesley Shovell, Admiral, drowns at Scilly

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

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

1802 – Samuel Arnold, English composer, dies at 62

1847 – Sahle Selassie, Negus of Shewa

1869 – Michael Sars, Norwegian zoologist, dies at 64

 

 

 

1906 – Paul CezanneFrench painter (b. 1839)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1986 – Ye Jianying, Chinese general and politician

 

 

 

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

 

Blazing Saddles – Camptown Ladies

Where The White Women At?

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

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

1994 – Chester WIlliams, painter, dies at 73

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

1998 – Eric AmblerEnglish novelist (b. 1909)

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

310 – St Eusebius ends his reign as Catholic Pope

335 – Constantinople emperor Constantine the Great rules laws against Jews

686 – Conon begins his reign as Catholic Pope

1096 – Sultan Kilidj Arslan of Nicea defeats 1st Crusaders

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

1824 – Joseph Aspdin patents Portland cement (Yorkshire England)

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

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

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

1864 – Battle of Westport, MO (Kansas City)

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

1879 – Thomas Edison perfects carbonized cotton filament light bulb

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

1938 – Japanese troops occupies Canton

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

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

1948 – Beersheba liberated by Israeli army

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

1948 – UN reject Russian proposal to destroy atomic weapons

1954 – Indonesian troops land in New-Guinea

1957 – Jailhouse Rock starring Elvis Presley opens

 

 

 

1959 – Guggenheim Museumdesigned by Frank Lloyd Wrightopens (NYC)

 

 

 

 

 

1960 – 1st British nuclear sub Dreadnought launched

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

1965 – Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Robert B Woodward

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

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

1967 – Egypt sinks Israeli torpedo boat

1967 – Thousands opposing Vietnam War try to storm Pentagon

1969 – Bloodless coup in Somalia (National Day)

1969 – Maj Gen Mohamed Siad Barre becomes President of Somalia

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1971 – Nobel prize for literature awarded to Pablo Neruda

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

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

1975 – Coast Guard Academy 1st allows women to enroll

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

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

1976 – Nobel prize for literature awarded to Saul Bellow

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1986 – US writer Edward A Tracy kidnap in Beirut

1987 – Nobel prize for economics awarded to Robert M Solow

1988 – Ferdinand & Imelda Marcos indicted on racketeering charges

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

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

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

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

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

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

1994 – North Korea signs pact to end their nuclear projects

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

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

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

 

 

 

Births

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

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

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

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

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

1675 – Emperor Higashiyama of Japan (d. 1710)

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1839 – Georg von Siemens, founder (Deutsche Bank)

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

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

1895 – Alexander d’Arbeloff, entrepreneur

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

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

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

1912 – Carlos Don Byas, US jazz saxophonist

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

1914 – Martin Gardner, Scientific American math & puzzles columnist

 

 

 

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

 

Umbrella Man with Louis Armstrong

Hot House with Charlie Parker

A Night in Tunisia

Salt Peanuts

 

 

 

 

1919 – Claire Sterling, journalist

1919 – Daniel John Chapman Cunningham, physiologist

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

1922 – Liliane de Bettencourt, heir to L’Oreal

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

 

 

 

1925 – Joyce RandolphDetroit Michactress (Trixie-Honeymooners)

 

 

Joyce Randolph Interview

The Honeymooners Peacemaker

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

1937 – Norman Wright, rocker (Del-Vikings)

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

Green Onions with Donald “Duck” Dunn

Sitting OnThe Dock Of The Bay

Sweet Home Chicago with The Blues Brothers Band

Water with Albert King & ‘Pop’ Staples

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

Fish, Fish, Fishing

Travelin’ Shoes

John Nemeth and Elvin Bishop

 

 

 

 

1942 – Allan Grice, Australian racing driver

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

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

1943 – Ron Elliott, rocker

1944 – Janet Ahlberg, illustrator

 

 

 

1949 – Benjamin NetanyahuIsraeli prime minister

 

 

 

 

 

1949 – Jonathon Silver, entrepreneur/arts patron

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

Little Wing

Steve Lukather and Glen Campbell Jamming

Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers with Larry Carlton

Freeway Jam with Jeff Beck & Jan Hammer

 

 

 

 

1957 – Wolfgang Ketterle, German physicist, Nobel laureate

1959 – Ken Watanabe, Japanese actor

1961 – Mark Finch, film festival organiser

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

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

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

1972 – Saffron Burrows, English actress

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

1976 – Josh Ritter, American musician

1976 – Mélanie Turgeon, French Canadian alpine skier

1980 – Kim Kardashian, American socialite

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

 

Deaths

1125 – Cosmas of Prague, Bohemian writer

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

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

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

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

1505 – Paul Scriptoris, German mathematician

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

 

 

 

1600 – Toda KatsushigeJapanese warlord (b. 1557)

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1805 – Horatio Nelsondies in Battle of Trafalgar

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1967 – Ejnar Hertzsprung, Danish astrophysicist, dies at 94

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

Events

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

 

  

1528 – Treaty of Gorinchem (Emperor & church)

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

1576 – Spanish troops occupies & plunder Maastricht

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

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

1751 – Royal ship Duc de Bourgogne launched at Rochefort

1786 – Harvard University organizes 1st astronomical expedition in US

1803 – US Senate ratifies Louisiana Purchase

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

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

1822 – 1st edition of London Sunday Times

 

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

 

1835 – HMS Beagle leaves Galapagos Archipelago/sails to Tahiti

1864 – Lincoln formaly establishes Thanksgiving as a natl holiday

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

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

 

1899 – Battle at Talana Hill NatalBritish army vs Boers

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

1911 – Roald Amundsen sets out on race to South Pole

 

 

1926 – Hurricane in Cuba, kills 600

1929 – Bayshore Highway opens (SF)

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

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

1940 – Cheese rationed in Netherlands

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

1944 – Revolution by workers & students in Guatemala

1944 – US 1st army wins battle of Aachen

1944 – US 6th army lands on Leyte, Philippines

1947 – HUAC opens hearings into alleged Communist influence in Hollywood

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

1952 – Emergency crisis proclaimed in Kenya

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

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

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

1957 – Walter Cronkite begins hosting weekly documentary

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

1962 – Chinese army lands in India

1963 – Alec Douglas-Home forms British government

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

1970 – American Norman Borlaug awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

 

 

  

1970 – Zond 8 Launch (Moon Orbit & Return)

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

1971 – The Nepal stock exchange collapses.

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

 

 

1973 – OPEC oil embargo begins

 

 

1973 – US president Nixon fires Watergate accuser Archibald Cox

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

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

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

 

 

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

Call Me The Breeze

Gimme Three Steps

The Ballad of Curtis Loew

Sweet Home Alabama

 

 

 

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

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

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

1982 – Nobel prize for economy awarded to George Stigler

1983 – IBM-PC DOS Version 2.1 released

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

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

1989 – US Senate impeaches US District Judge Alcee L Hastings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Births

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

1496 – Claude de Lutherans, duke of Guise

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

 

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

 

 

1719 – Gottfried Achenwall, German lawyer/statistician/economist

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

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

1812 – Austin Flint, 19th century heart research pioneer

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

1843 – Victor de Stuers, Dutch art connoisseur

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

1891 – James Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron)

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

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

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

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

1911 – Will Rogers Jr, NY, actor (Down to Earth)

1913 – Bao Dai, emperor of Annam/Indochina/head of South Vietnam (1949-55)

1921 – Pierre Laporte, Canada, journalist/statesman (Revolution Script)

1923 – Herschel Bernardi, actor (Arnie, Voice of Charlie the Tuna, Front)

1924 – Kenneth WIlliam Gatland, aerospace scientist

1925 – Art Buchwald, Mt Vernon NY, columnist/author (Have I Ever Lied to You)

1927 – Joyce Brothers, NYC, pop psychologist ($64,000 Question, Naked Gun)

1931 – Ken Morrison, English supermarket maginate/multi-millionaire

1931 – Mickey Mantle, NY Yankee, home run slugger (1956 Triple Crown)

1932 – Roosevelt Brown, Virginia, NFL hall of fame tackle (NY Giants)

1932 – William Christopher, Evanstown Ill, actor (Father Mulcahy-M*A*S*H)

 

1934 – Eddie Harrissaxophonist/composer

Compared To What with Les McCann

Listen Here

I’M TIRED OF DRIVING

Cold Duck Time

 

  

1934 – Martin Landau, actor (Mission Impossible, Space 1999, Ed Wood)

1935 – Jerry Ohrbach, Bronx NY, actor (Law & Order, Dirty Dancing)

1937 – Juan Marichal, Hall of Fame baseball pitcher (SF Giants)

1938 – Iain Macmillan, Abbey Road photographer (d. 2006)

1939 – Jay Siegel, Bkln, rock bassist (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight)

1940 – Robert Pinsky, American poet and Poet Laureate of the United States

1942 – Earl Hindman, Bisbee AZ, actor (Wilson-Home Improvement)

 

1945 – Ric Leerock drummer (Ten Years After-CannockStaffs)

 

 

 

The Ric Lee Blues Project

I’m Going Home

Good Morning Little Schoolgirl

 

 

1945 – Thomas Pasatieri, composer

1946 – Connie Chung, Washington DC, news ancher (NBC, CBS)

1948 – Andrei Suraikin, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic-silver-1972)

1949 – Valery Borzov, USSR, 100m/200m dash (Olympic-gold-1972)

1949 – Wayne Collett, US, 400m runner (Olympic-silver-1972)

1950 – Tom Petty, Gainesville Florida, American classic rock singer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)

1951 – Al Greenwood, keyboardist (Foreigner-Feels Like the First Time)

1952 – Mikhail Georgiyevich Potapov, Russian cosmonaut

1953 – Keith Hernandez, SF California, 1st baseman (St Louis Cards, NY Mets)

1955 – David Profumo, English novelist

1955 – Aaron Pryor, American boxer

1958 – Valerie Faris, American film director

1958 – Lynn Flewelling, American fantasy author

1961 – Michie Tomizawa, Japanese voice actress

1966 – Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Al-Qaeda leader (d. 2006)

1969 – Chantel Tremitiere, WNBA guard (Sacramento Monarchs)

 

1970 – Michelle MalkinAmerican political commentator and author

 

 

 1971 – Snoop Doggy Dogg[Calvin Broadus], Long Beach, California ,rap singer (What’s My Name, Gin & Juice)

1972 – Oleg Fediukov, Moscow Russia, dance skater (& Debbie Koegel)

1973 – Scott Goodman, Hobart Tasmania Aus, 200m butterfly swimmer (Oly-br-96)

1974 – Ayelet Ohayon, Israel, Women’s foil fencer (Oly-1996)

1976 – Tom Wisniewski, American guitarist (MxPx)

1977 – Leila Josefowicz, Canadian classical violinist

1985 – James Sutton, British racing driver

 

 

Deaths

460 – Eudocia Aelia Athenais, empress Oostromeinse Rich/poetess, dies

1139 – Henry X the Trotse, duke of Bayern (1126-38), dies

1268 – Konradijn Hohenstaufen, son of Koenraad IV, beheaded in Naples

1570 – João de Barros, Portuguese historian (b. 1496)

1631 – Michael Maestlin, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1550)

1640 – John Ball, English Puritan clergyman (b. 1585)

1713 – Archibald Pitcairne, Scottish physician (b. 1652)

1740 – Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1685)

1765 – William August duke of Cumberland, Engl supreme commander, dies at 44

 

1864 – Stephen Dodson RamseurConfederate major-general , dies at 27

 

1865 – Champ Ferguson, Confederate guerrilla (b. 1821)

 

 

1890 – Sir Richard BurtonBritish explorer and writer (b. 1821)

  

  

1899 – Robert H “Bobby” Gunning, Brit colonel (60th Rifles), dies in battle

1907 – Said Pasha Kurd, Kurdish statesman (b.1834)

1936 – Anne Sullivan, American teacher (b. 1866)

1940 – Gunnar Asplund, Swedish architect (b. 1885)

1950 – Henry Lewsis Stimson, US minister of War/gov-gen, dies

1953 – Werner Baumbach, German bomber pilot (b. 1916)

1954 – Willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 39, 40), dies at 51

1964 – Herbert Hoover, 31st president of US (1929-33), dies in NY at 90

1972 – Harlow Shapley, astronomer (Sun’s position in galaxy), dies at 86

1977 – Cassie Gaines, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a plane crash at 28 ( See Events Above )

1977 – Ronnie Van Zant, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in a plane crash at 29

1977 – Steve Gaines, rock guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies in air crash at 28

1984 – Carl Ferdinand Cori, Austrian-born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1896)

1984 – Paul Dirac, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 82

1986 – Samora Machel, president of Mozambique, dies in air crash at 53

1987 – Andrey Kolmogorov, Russian mathematician (b. 1903)

1988 – Sheila Scott, English aviatrix (b. 1922)

1989 – Anthony Quayle, actor (Moses, Operation Crossbow), dies at 76

1990 – Joel McCrea, actor (Ramrod), dies of pulmonary complications at 84

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

 

 

1994 – Burt Lancasteractor (Elmer Gantry), dies of heart attack at 80

The Kentuckian                                                                  From Here To Eternity-The Kiss

Burt Lancaster winning Best Actor for Elmer Gantry           From Here To Eternity-Barfight scene

Making The Professionals                                                   Elmer Gantry-Welcome to the House of God

Movie Legends                                                                   Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

                                 

 

1995 – Raymond Rasberry, pianist/singer, dies at 65

1996 – Alfred William Bill Bedford, test Pilot, dies at 75

2001 – Ted Ammon, American financier (b. 1949)

 

2003 – Jack ElamAmerican actor (b. 1918)

 

A Jail Without Bars

Jack Elam Gunned Down by Susan Hayward

Canada Dry commercial 1977

Hot Lead and Cold Feet with Don Knotts

 

2005 – Shirley Horn, American singer (b. 1934)

2006 – Jane Wyatt, American actress, dies at 96

2007 – Max McGee, American football player (b. 1932)

2010 – Bob Guccione, American publisher (Penthouse magazine) (b. 1930)

2011 – Muammar Gaddafi, Ruler of Libya (b. 1942)

2011 – Moatassem Gaddafi, Son of Moammar Gaddafi and National Security Adviser of Libya (b. 1977)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

 

202 BC – Hannibal Barcaleader of the invading Carthaginian armyis defeated by the Roman legions under Scipio Africanus in the Battle of Zama.

 

 

 

 

 

 

439 – The Vandals, led by King Gaiseric, take Carthage in North Africa.

1031 – Abbot Humbertus van Echternach opens grave of Saint Willibrord

1216 – King John of England dies at Newark-on-Trent and is succeeded by his nine-year-old son Henry.

1453 – 2nd Battle at Castillon: France beats English, end of hundred year war

1466 – The Thirteen Years’ War ends with the Second Treaty of Thorn.

1492 – Columbus sites “Isabela” (Fortune Island, Bahamas)

1512 – Martin Luther becomes a doctor of theology (Doctor in Biblia).

1722 – French C Hopffer patents fire extinguisher

1765 – Stamp Act Congress met in NY, wrote decl of rights & liberties

 

 

 

1781 – Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown at 2 PM; Revolutionary War ends(see UE 10/16 & 10/17)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1812 – Napoleon begins his retreat from Moscow

1818 – US & Chicasaw Indians sign a treaty

1856 – James Kelly & Jack Smith fight bareknuckle for 6h15m in Melbourne

1859 – Wilhelm Tempel discovers diffuse nebula around Pleid star Merope

1863 – Battle of Buckland Mills, VA

 

 

 

1864 – Approx 25 Confederates make surprise attack on St AlbansVermont

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1864 – Battle of Cedar CreekVirginiaUnion beats back Conf attackers

 

 

 

 

 

 

1864 – US brig-gen Emory Upton (25promoted to major-general

 

 

 

 

 

 

1870 – 1st (4) blacks elected to House of Reps

1872 – World’s largest gold nugget (215 kg) found in New South Wales

1879 – Thomas Edison demonstrates electric light

1882 – Pierre de Brazza meets Henry Morton Stanley

1900 – Henry O Tanner, painter, wins Medal of Honor at Paris Exposition

1914 – US post office 1st used an automobile to collect & deliver mail

1919 – 1st Distinguished Service Medal awarded to a woman

 

 

 

1926 – John C Garand patents semi-automatic rifle

 

 

 

 

 

 

1932 – Austria forbids demonstration by nazi’s & anti fascists

1935 – Mao Tse Tung’s army reaches Shanxi

1943 – Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University.

 

 

 

1944 – US forces land in Philippines

 

 

 

 

 

1950 – UN forces entered Pyongyang, capital of North Korea

1951 – Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Texas Women’s Golf Open

1951 – Pres Harry Truman formally ends state of war with Germany

1953 – 1st jet transcontinental nonstop scheduled service

1953 – Singer Julius LaRosa is fired on TV by Arthur Godfrey

1954 – Egypt & Great Britain sign treaty; British troops departs

1959 – Florence Henderson joins Today Show panel

1962 – Stalin-monument removed in Prague

1968 – Golden Gate Bridge charges tolls only for southbound cars

1970 – Amdahl Corp forms at Sunnyvale Calif

1971 – Last issue of “Look” magazine is published

1973 – Ringo releases “Photograph”

1976 – Battle of Aishiya in Lebanon. The same day, the Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) is placed on the List of Endangered Species.

1977 – Corpse of kidnapped West German, H M Schleyer, found

 

 

 

 

1977 – Supersonic Concorde jet’s 1st landing in NYC

 

 

 

 

 

1981 – Nicolaas Bloembergen & Arthur Schawlow win Nobel for physics (laser)

1983 – Grenada general Hudson Austin forms “revolutionary council”

1983 – Senate establishes Martin Luther King Jr federal holiday

1986 – USSR expels 5 US diplomats

 

 

 

1987 – “Black Monday” Dow Jones down 508.32 points4½ times previous record

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1987 – US warships destroy 2 Iranian oil platforms in Persian Gulf

1988 – 3 Americans win Nobel in physics; 3 W Germans win chemistry Nobel

1988 – Car bomb kills 7 Israelis, wounds 11 near Lebanon border

1988 – Senate passes bill curbing ads during children`s TV shows

1991 – Longest NCAA football game (3:52) as RI beats Maine 52-30 (6 OTs)

1993 – UN authorizes arms, milt & police supply embargo against Haiti

1994 – 160 killed at battles in Tsjetsjenie

1994 – Palestinian bomb attack on bus in Tel Aviv, kills 22

1997 – 700th World Series home run (Sandy Alomar, Cleve Indians)

1998 – The Earth Liberation Front sets fire to the Vail Mountain ski resort in Vail, Colorado, causing $12 million in damage.

2001 – SIEV-X, an Indonesian fishing boat en-route to Christmas Island, carrying over 400 asylum seekers, sank in international waters with the loss of 353 people.

2003 – Mother Teresa is beatified by Pope John Paul II.

2004 – Myanmar prime minister Khin Nyunt is ousted and placed under house arrest by the SPDC on charges of corruption.

2004 – Care International aid worker Margaret Hassan is kidnapped in Iraq.

 

 

 

 

2005 – Saddam Hussein goes on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005 – Hurricane Wilma becomes the most intense Atlantic hurricane on record with a minimum pressure of 882 mb.

 

 

 

 

Births

1276 – Prince HisaakiJapanese shogun (d. 1328)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1433 – Marsilio Ficino, Italian philosopher (d. 1499)

1581 – Dimitri Ivanovitch, Russian son of Ivan IV “the Terrible”

1610 – James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, English statesman and soldier (d. 1688)

1688 – William Cheselden, English surgeon and anatomist (d. 1752)

1720 – John Woolman, American Quaker preacher and abolitionist (d. 1772)

1784 – John McLoughlin, Hudson’s Bay Co pioneer in Oregon Country

1784 – Leigh Hunt, British writer (Lord Byron)

1810 – Cassius Marcellus Clay, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1903

1819 – Joseph C Juglar, French physician/economist (Crises Commercial)

1824 – Rufus Saxton, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1908

1834 – Francis Channing Barlow, US lawyer/gen-major/co-founder (ABA)

1850 – Annie S Peck, mountain climber/explorer/diplomat

1858 – George Albert Boulenger, Belgian naturalist (d. 1937)

 

 

 

1862 – Auguste Lumièremade 1st movie (Workers Leaving Lumière Factory)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1871 – Walter B Cannon, US physiologist (Wisdom of the Body)

1876 – Mordecai (3 finger) Brown, hall of fame pitcher

1885 – Charles Merrill, American investment banker (d. 1956)

1892 – Alexander A Aljechin, Russian/French chess champ (1927-35, 37-46)

1895 – Louis Mumford, cultural historian/city planner/writer

1895 – Frank Durbin, last American veteran of the Battle of Verdun (d.1999)

1897 – Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar (d. 1994)

1899 – Miguel Asturias, Guatemala, poet/diplomat (Hombres de Maiz, Nobel 67), (d. 1974)

 

 

 

 

1901 – Arleigh A BurkeColoadmiral (WW IISolomon IslandsNavy Cross)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1903 – Tor Johnson, Swedish wrestler and actor (d. 1971)

1907 – Roger Wolfe Kahn, American bandleader (d. 1962)

1908 – Patrick Cairns “Spike” Hughes, British jazz musician/composer (Elegy)

1920 – LaWanda Page, Cleve Ohio, actress (Aunt Esther-Sanford & Sons)

1920 – Pandurang Shastri Athavale, Indian philosopher (d. 2003)

1921 – Gunnar Nordahl, Sweden, soccer player (Olympic-gold-1948)

1922 – Jack Anderson, Long Beach, California, journalist (Wash Post)

1925 – Victor Zorza, journalist/Russian specialist

1926 – Joel Feinberg, American moral philosopher (d. 2004)

1927 – Marjorie Tallchief, US ballerina (Harkness Ballet)

 

 

 

1931 – John le CarréEnglish novelist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1932 – Lloyd Haynes, South Bend Indiana, actor (Pete Dixon-Room 222)

1932 – Robert Reed, Highland Park Ill, actor (Mike-Brady Bunch, Nurse)

 

 

 

 

1937 – Peter MaxBerlinAmerican psychedelic artist (Dynamite Chicken)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1940 – Jerzy Kulej, Poland, light welterweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1964, 68), (d. 2012)

1940 – Michael Gambon, English actor (Singing Detective, Paris at Night)

1942 – Andrew Vachss, American author and attorney

 

 

 

1944 – Peter Tosh [Winston Hubert McIntosh], Jamaicareggae musician (Mystic ManMama Africa)

 

Legalize it live

Walk & Don t Look Back with Mick Jagger

Johnny Be Goode

Concrete Jungle with Bob Marley

 

 

 

 

1945 – John Lithgow, Rochester NY, actor (Harry & Hendersons, Pelican Brief)

1945 – Patrick Simmons, rocker (Doobie Brothers)

1946 – Philip Pullman, English writer

1947 – Giorgio Cavazzano, Italian comic strip artist

1949 – Lynn Dickey, American football player

1951 – Demetrios Christodoulou, Greek mathematical physicist, recipient of the Bôcher Memorial Prize

1952 – Alexander Leibkind, Germany, judo (Oly-76)/WLAF GM (Rhein Fire)

1955 – Lonnie Shelton, NBA forward (NY Knick, Seattle Supersonics)

1956 – Didier Theys, Belgian racing driver

1958 – John Bloom, [Joe Bob Briggs], drive-in movie critic

1960 – Jennifer Holliday, Houston Tx, singer/actress (Dream Girls)

1962 – Evander Holyfield, Atmore Ala, boxer (Oly-bronze-1988)/champ (1990-92)

1964 – Webster Slaughter, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)

1965 – Ty Pennington, American television carpenter

1966 – Jon Favreau, actor/writer (Swingers)

1970 – Chris Kattan, American comedian and actor

1972 – Megan Still, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

1977 – Louis-José Houde, Canadian stand-up comic

 1977 – Jason Reitman, Canadian filmmaker

1978 – Enrique Bernoldi, Brazilian race car driver

1979 – Brian Robertson, American trombonist

1981 – Heikki Kovalainen, Finnish race car driver

 

 

 

Deaths

727 – Saint Frideswide

1187 – Pope Urban III

1216 – King John

1268 – Konradin von Hohenstaufen, duke of Zwaben, beheaded

1547 – Pierino del Vaga, Italian painter, dies at about 46

1553 – Bonifazio Veronese/Veneziano, [de' Pitati], Italian painter, dies

1608 – Martinus A del Rio, Spanish lawyer historian/theologist, dies

1608 – Martin Delrio, Flemish theologian and occultist (b. 1551)

1682 – Thomas Browne, English writer (b. 1605)

 

 

 

1745 – Jonathan SwiftEnglish writer (Gulliver’s Travels), dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1790 – Lyman HallUS physician/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 66

 

 

 

 

 

 

1810 – Jean-Georges Noverre, French choreographer (ballet d’action), dies

1813 – Josef Poniatovski, Polish gen/marshal of France, dies in battle

1864 – Daniel Davidson Bidwell, magistrate/brig-general, dies in battle at 45

1897 – George Pullman, American inventor and industrialist (b. 1831)

1901 – Carl Frederik Tietgen, Danish financier and industrialist (b. 1829)

1937 – Ernest Rutherford, New Zealand physicist (Nobel 1908), dies at 66

1950 – Edna St Vincent Millay, poet/dramatist/feminist (Harp Weaver-Pulitzer Prize)

1957 – Vere G Childe, British archaeologist/prehistorian, dies at 65

1959 – Boughera El Quafi, marathoner (Olympic-gold-1928), shot to death at 60

1966 – Elizabeth Arden, US cosmetic manufacturer, dies

1971 – Alberto Pirelli, Italian industrial, dies at 89

1978 – Gig Young, American actor, kills his bride of 3 weeks and commits suicide at 64

1983 – Maurice Bishop, premier of Grenada (1979-83), murdered in coup

1984 – Jerzy Popieluszko, Polish priest/dissident, kidnapped & murdered

1986 – Moses Asch, record founder (Folkways), dies at 81

1987 – Jacqueline du Pre, British cellist, dies at 42

1987 – Hermann Lang, German race car driver (b. 1909)

 

 

 

1988 – Son HouseAmerican musician , Bluesman (b. 1902)

 

 

 

Death Letter Blues

Grinnin’ in Your Face

Son House talks about his friend Robert Johnson

Masters of Country Blues Guitar ( Documentary)

 MY BLACK MAMA with Buddy Guy 1968

 

 

 

 

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

Blazing Saddles – Camptown Ladies

Where The White Women At?

 

 

 

 

1992 – Gert Nastian, general & companion of Petra Kelly, found dead at 69

1992 – Petra Kelly, founder (German Green Party), found dead at 44

1993 – Roy Armstrong, English historian (Traditional buildings), dies at 91

1994 – Martha Raye, actress (Pin Up Girl), dies after illness at 78

1995 – Don E Cherry, jazz Musician, dies at 58

1996 – Frank Neville Hosband Robinson, physicist, dies at 71

1997 – Glen Buxton, guitarist (Alice Cooper), dies of pneumonia at 49

2006 – James Glennon, American cinematographer (b. 1942)

2008 – Mr. Blackwell, American fashion critic (b. 1922)

2010 – Tom Bosley, American actor (b. 1927)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

Events

707 – John VII ends his reign as Catholic Pope

1009 – The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a Christian church in Jerusalem, is completely destroyed by the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah, who hacks the Church’s foundations down to bedrock.

 

 

 

1016 – Danes defeat Saxons at Battle of Assandun (Ashingdon)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1081 – Battle at Durazzo/Durres: Normans under Robert Guiscard beat Byzantine

1267 – Battle at Marienholz: Henry III, Otto II van Gelre beat Keuls archbishop Engelbert III

1356 – Basel earthquake, the most significant historic seismological event north of the Alps, destroyed the town of Basel, Switzerland.

1386 – Opening of the University of Heidelberg

 

 

 

1561 – Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima — Takeda Shingen defeats Uesugi Kenshin in the climax of their ongoing conflicts.

 

 

 

 

 

1564 – John Hawkins begins 2nd trip to America

1648 – 1st US labor organization forms (Boston Shoemakers)

1685 – Louis XIV revokes Edict of Nantes, outlaws Protestantism

1748 – Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, ends War of Austrian Succession

1767 – Boundary between MD & PA, Mason Dixon line, agreed upon

1776 – In a NY bar decorated with bird tail, customer orders “cock tail”

1776 – Battle of Pelham: Col John Glover & Marblehead regiment meet British Forces in Bronx

1862 – Morgan’s raiders capture federal garrison at Lexington, KY

1863 – Battle of Charlestown, WV

1867 – US takes formal possession of Alaska from Russia ($7.2 million)

1873 – Columbia Princeton Rutgers & Yale set rules for collegiate football

1878 – Edison makes electricity available for household usage

1890 – John Owen is 1st man to run 100 yd dash in under 10 seconds

1891 – 1st international 6-day bicycle race in US (Madison Square Garden, NYC) begins

1892 – 1st commercial long-distance phone line opens (Chicago-NY)

1909 – Comte de Lambert of France sets airplane altitude record of 300 m

1912 – Beginning of 1st Balkan War

1915 – 3rd Italians offensive at Isonzo

1924 – Harold “Red” Grange, finest collegiate football game (4 long TD runs)

1934 – Chinese Red leader under Mao Tse Tung begins Long March

1941 – Spy Richard Sorge arrested in Tokyo

1944 – Soviet troops invade Czechoslovakia during WW II

1945 – Nazi war crime trial opens in Nuremberg

1948 – Operation 10 Plagues – Israeli offensive against Egyptian army

1950 – Connie Mack retires as manager of A’s after 50 years

1954 – Hurricane Hazel (3rd of 1954) becomes most severe to hit US

1954 – Texas Instruments announces the first Transistor radio.

1955 – Track & Field names Jesse Owens all-time track athelete

1955 – University of California discovers anti-proton

1961 – Emergency crisis proclaimed in South Vietnam due to commun attack

 

 

 

1962 – Dr Watson (US) & Drs Crick & Wilkins (Britain) win Nobel Prize for Medicine for work in determining structure of DNA

 

 

 

 

 

 

1967 – Nobel prize for physics awarded to Hans A Bethe

 

 

 

1967 – Walt Disney’s “Jungle Book” is released

 

 

Bare Necessities

King Louie

Louis Prima – Jungle Book

 

 

 

 

1968 – Bob Beamon of USA sets long jump record (29 ft. 2½ in.) in Mexico City

1968 – Circus Circus opens in Las Vegas

1968 – US Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith & John Carlos for giving “black power” salute as a protest during victory ceremony

1969 – Federal government bans use of cyclamates artificial sweeteners

1973 – Congress authorizes bi-centennial quarter, half-dollar & dollar coin

1973 – Nobel prize for economy awarded to Wassily Leontief

1974 – Chicago Bull Nate Thurmond becomes 1st in NBA to complete a quadruple double-22 pts, 14 rebounds, 13 assists & 12 blocks

1976 – Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to William N Lipscomb Jr

1977 – W German commandos liberate Boeing 737, 86 hostages at Mogadishu

1977 – Reggie Jackson hits 3 consecutive homers tying Ruth’s series record

1981 – Poland General Jaruzelski elected party leader

1989 – US 62nd manned space mission STS 34 (Atlantis 5) launches into orbit

1992 – 6.6 earthquake hits Colombia with no fatalities

2007 – After 8 years in exile, Benazir Bhutto returns to her homeland Pakistan. The same night, suicide attackers blow themselves up near Bhutto’s convoy, killing over 100 in the cheering crowd, including 20 police officers. Bhutto escaped uninjured.

2011 – Gilad Shalit is released.

 

 

 

Births

1127 – Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (d. 1192)

1239 – Stefanus V, prince of Transylvania/king of Hungary (1270-72)

1595 – Edward Winslow, Plymouth Colony founder (d. 1655)

1679 – Ann Putnam, Jr., American accuser in the Salem Witch Trials (d. 1716)

1701 – Charles le Beau, French historian (d. 1778)

1741 – Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, French general and author (d. 1803)

1806 – John Breckinridge Grayson, Brig Genl (Confederate Army), died in 1861

1811 – Hugh Thompson Reid, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1874

 1818 – Edward Otho Cresap Ord, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883

 1829 – Charles Sidney Winder, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1862

1829 – Lucius Marshall Walker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863

1831 – Frederik III NK of Hohenzollern, German Kaiser/king of Prussia

1854 – Solomon A Andree, Swedish engineer/balloonist/Artic explorer

1889 – Fannie Hurst, novelist (Anatomy of Me)

1893 – Georges Ohsawa, Japanese founder of Macrobiotics (d. 1966)

1900 – Lotte Lenya, Austrian singer and actress (d. 1981)

1902 – Pascual Jordan, German physicist (d. 1980)

1903 – Ambrose Thibodeaux, cajun accordionist

1904 – A. J. Liebling, American journalist (d. 1963)

1906 – James Brooks, US mural painter (Acquisition of Long Island)

1919 – Pierre Elliott Trudeau, (L) 15th Canadian PM (1968-79, 1980-84)

1919 – Anita O’Day (born Anita Belle Colton), Chicago, jazz singer 

1920 – Melina Mercouri, Greek actress and political activist (d. 1994)

1921 – Jesse Helms, (Sen-D/R-North Carolina, 1973- )

1924 – Allyn Ferguson, San Jose California, orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show)

 

 

 

1926 – Chuck BerrySt Louisrocker (Roll over Beethoven)

 

Johnny B. Goode

Roll Over Beethoven

No Particular Place To Go

No Money Down

 

 

 

 

1926 – George C Scott, Wise Va, actor (Patton, Bible, Taps, Hardcore)

1926 – Klaus Kinski, [Nikolas Naksynski], Poland, actor (Little Drummer Girl)

1928 – Keith Jackson, Carrolton Ga, sportscaster (ABC Monday Night Football)

1930 – Frank Carlucci, National Security Adviser/Sec of Defense (1987-89)

1934 – Inger Stevens, Stockholm Sweden, actress (Katy-Farmer’s Daughter)

1934 – Calvin Lockhart, Bahamian actor (d. 2007)

1935 – John B Coleman, Boston, hotel magnate (Ritz Carlton)

 

 

 

1935 – Peter BoylePhila, actor (Joe, CandidateEverybody Loves Raymond)

 

Tribute

Where The Buffalo Roam with Bill Murray

Joe

Young Frankenstein with Gene Hackman

 

 

 

 

1938 – Ronnie Bright, rocker (Coasters)

1938 – Dawn Wells, American actress

1939 – Lee Harvey Oswald, New Orleans, Louisiana, assassin (JFK), (d. 1963)

1939 – Mike Ditka, coach/tight-end (Bears, Cowboys, NFL rookie year 1961)

1942 – Larry Pickering, Australian newspaper cartoonist

1943 – Russ Giguere, Portsmouth NH, rock guitarist/vocalist (Association)

1944 – Katherine Kurtz, UK, sci-fi author (Deryni Rising, Saint Camber)

1947 – Joe Morton, NYC, actor (Hal-Grady, Abel Marsh-Another World)

1947 – Laura Nyro, Bronx, singer/songwriter (Eli’s Coming, Stoney End)

1948 – Ntozake Shange, American author

1949 – Gary Richrath, Peoria IL, rock guitarist (REO Speedwagon)

1949 – Joe Egan, British musician (Stealers Wheel)

1950 – Wendy Wasserstein, American playwright (d. 2006)

1951 – Pam Dawber, Detroit, actress (Mindy-Mork & Mindy, My Sister Sam)

1951 – Terry McMillan, American author

1956 – Martina Navratilova, Revnice Czech, tennis (Wimbledon 1989,79,82-87)

1956 – Craig Bartlett, American animator

 

 

 

1959 – Kirby ChamblissAerobatic pilot and Red Bull Air Racer

 

Kirby Chambliss Epic Flight

 

 

 

 

1960 – Jean-Claude Van Damme, Brussels Belgian, actor (Kickboxer, No Retreat) 

1961 – Eric Jespersen, Port Alberni BC, star yachter (Olympics-bronze-92, 96)

1961 – Erin Moran, Burbank California, actress (Happy Days, Joanie Loves Chachi)

 

 

 

1961 – Wynton MarsalisNew Orleans Lajazz trumpeter (Grammy 1983)

 

 

Carnival Of Venice

Layla with Eric Clapton

Portrait of Louis Armstrong

Sweet Georgia Brown

 

 

 

 

 

1962 – Vincent Spano, Brooklyn NY, actor (Alphabet City, Maria’s Lovers)

1965 – Curtis Stigers, American jazz vocalist and saxophonist

1967 – Gary John Anderson, Wanganui NZ, cyclist (Olympics-96)

1972 – Alex Tagliani, Quebec racing driver

1974 – Peter Svensson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)

1977 – David Vuillemin, Pro Motocross Rider

1984 – Lindsey Vonn, American alpine skier

1987 – Zac Efron, TV actor, born in San Luis Obispo, California, USA (CSI: Miami, ER)

1991 – Tyler Posey, American actor

 

 

 

Deaths

707 – John VII, Greek Pope (705-07), dies

1035 – Sancho III of Navarre

1141 – Margrave Leopold IV of Austria

 

 

 

 

1216 – Johnking of England (1199-1216Magna Carta), dies

 

 

 

 

 

1417 – Gregorius XII, [Angelo Correr], Pope (1406-15), dies

1541 – Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scotland (b. 1489)

1564 – Johannes Acronius Frisius, German physician and mathematician (b. 1520)

1589 – Adolf van Nieuwenaar & Meurs, viceroy of Utrecht, dies in battle

 

 

 

1676 – Nathaniel Baconrallied against Virginian governmentkilled at 29

 

Bacon, Nathaniel images

 

 

 

 

1708 – Henry Van Nassau, stable master/fieldmarshal, dies at 67

1770 – John Manners, Marquess of Granby, British soldier (b. 1721)

1864 – David Bell Birney, US lawyer/Union general-major, dies at 39

1886 – Philipp Franz von Siebold, German physician (b. 1796)

1889 – Antonio Meucci, Italian inventor (b. 1808)

1893 – Lucy [Blackwell-]Stone, US abolitionist/feminist, dies

 

 

 

1931 – Thomas Alva Edison, inventor, dies in West Orange, NJ, at 84(see UE 10/6)

 

 

 

 

 

1948 – [Heinrich A H] Walther von Brauchitsch, German fieldmarshal, dies

1955 – Jose Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher, dies at 72

1966 – Sebastian S. Kresge, American merchant (Kmart) (b. 1867)

1973 – Walt Kelly, US comic strip artist (Pogo), dies at 60

1973 – Margaret Caroline Anderson, American magazine publisher (b. 1886)

1975 – Al Lettieri, actor (Beautiful but Deadly, Don is Dead), dies at 47

1978 – Jacques Mornard, [Ramon Mercader], murderer of Trotsky, dies at 64

1982 – Bess Truman, 1st lady (1945-53), dies in Independence, Mo at 97

1984 – Jon-Erik Hexum, actor (Bear), dies by a gun loaded with blanks at 26

1993 – Dionisio Herrero, Spanish air force general, murdered at 63

1994 – Richard A Garland, artist photographer, dies at 60

1995 – John Gardener, boatbuilder/writer, dies at 90

1995 – Thomas Lyttle, paramilitary, dies at 56

1996 – Guiseppe Panini, industrialist, dies at 71

1997 – Nancy Dickerson, 1st female news correspondent (CBS), dies at 70

1997 – Roberto C Goizueta, CEO (Coca-Cola), dies of lung cancer at 65

2000 – Julie London, American singer and actress (b. 1926)

2000 – Gwen Verdon, American dancer and actress (b. 1925)

2002 – Nikolai Rukavishnikov, cosmonaut (b. 1932)

2004 – Veerappan, Indian bandit and smuggler (b. 1945)

 

 

 

2007 – William J. CroweAmerican admiral and ambassador (b. 1925)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

2008 – Dee Dee Warwick, American soul singer (b. 1945)

2010 – Marion Brown, American jazz musician (b. 1931)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

539 BC – King Cyrus The Great of Persia marches into the city of Babylonreleasing the Jews from almost 70 years of exile and making the first Human Rights Declaration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

532 – Boniface II ends his reign as Catholic Pope

1346 – Battle of Neville’s Cross: King David II of Scotland is captured by Edward III of England at Calais, and imprisoned in the Tower of London for eleven years.

1415 – Jewish autonomy in Palestine ends, as Raban Gamliel leaves office

1448 – Second Battle of Kosovo, where the mainly Hungarian army led by John Hunyadi were defeated by an Ottoman army led by Sultan Murad II.

1456 – The University of Greifswald is established, making it the second oldest university in northern Europe (also for a period the oldest in Sweden, and Prussia)

 

 

 

1483 – Tomas de Torquemada appointed inquisitor-general of Spain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1660 – Nine Regicides, the men who signed the death warrant of Charles I, are hanged, drawn and quartered, another is hanged.

1691 – New royal charter for Massachusetts, now including Maine, Plymouth

1707 – German composer Johann S Bach marries his niece Maria Bach

 

 

 

1777 – British General John Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1781 – Cornwallis defeated at Yorktown(see UE 10/16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1829 – Delaware River & Chesapeake Bay Canal formally opens

1829 – German 1st assassination on abandoned teenager Kaspar Hauser

1831 – Felix Mendelssohn’s 1st Piano concert in G, premieres

1850 – Knickerbocker Engine Co Number 5 organized

1855 – Bessemer steelmaking process patented

1862 – Battle of Leetown & Thoroughfare Gap, VA

1871 – President Grant suspends writ of habeas corpus

1876 – Henry Morton Stanley’s reaches Lualaba River

1888 – Thomas Edison files a patent for the Optical Phonograph (the first movie).

1894 – Ohio national guard kills 3 lynchers while rescuing a black man

1899 – Sutro railroad sold to Robert F Morrow for $215,000

1904 – Bank of Italy (Bank of America) opens its doors

1907 – Guglielmo Marconi’s company begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and Clifden, Ireland.

1916 – Dutch women demonstrate for female suffrage

1919 – Radio Corporation of America (RCA) created

1920 – Chicago Bears (as Decatur Staleys) play 1st NFL game, win 7-0

1931 – Al Capone convicted of tax evasion, sentenced to 11 years in prison

1933 – Albert Einstein arrives in US, a refugee from Nazi Germany

 

 

 

1941 – 1st US destroyer (Kearneytorpedoed in WW IIoff Iceland

 

 

 

 

 

 

1943 – Liberators sink U-540 & U-631

1945 – Juan Peron becomes dictator of Argentina

1951 – Egyptian army fires on British troops

1959 – Queen Elizabeth is fined $140 for withdrawing her race horse

1960 – US & Britain sign accord for nuclear sub bases

1961 – Battle of Paris-police kill 210 Algerians

1961 – NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 33,100 m

1967 – Pete Knight in X-15 reaches 85 km

1970 – Anwar Sadat sworn in as president of Egypt

1972 – Chuck Berry’s “My Ding-a-ling,” is #1

1973 – 5-mo oil embargo by Arab states against US & Netherlands begins

1973 – Arabs decrease oil production

1975 – 1st Space Shuttle main engine test at Natl Space Tech Labs, Miss

 

 

 

1977 – West German commandos storm hijacked Lufthansa in Mogadishu, Somalia freeing all 86 hostages & killing 3 of 4 hijackers

 

 

 

 

 

1978 – Pres Carter signs bill restoring Jefferson Davis citizenship

1979 – Mother Teresa of India, awarded Nobel Peace Prize

1979 – Pres Carter signs legislation creating Dept of Education

1982 – Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation

1982 – Robin Yount is 1st to have 2 4-hit games in a World Series

1983 – Nobel prize for economy awarded to Gerard Debreu

1983 – STS-9 vehicle moves to Vandenberg AFB due to SRB nozzle problem

1984 – Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Bruce Merrifield

1985 – French author Claude Simon won the Nobel Prize in literature

1986 – US Senate approved immigration bill prohibiting hiring of illegal aliens & offered amnesty to illegals who entered prior to 1982

1988 – Lyndon LaRouche pleads innocent to fraud, conspiracy indictment

1988 – Phillip Morris announces $11 Billion tender offer for Kraft

1988 – Rockin Robin beats “Sensational” Sherri Martel for WWF woman’s title

1991 – Angel Cordero is 3rd jockey to win 7,000 horse races

1994 – Billy Joel performs opening concert at Cleveland’s Gund Arena

1995 – Keith Moore sentenced to 6 years for robbing Sting of $9,000,000

1998 – At Jesse, in the Niger Delta, Nigeria, a petroleum pipeline explodes killing about 1200 villagers, some of whom are scavenging gasoline.

2003 – The pinnacle was fitted on the roof of Taipei 101, a 101-floor skyscraper in Taipei, allowing it to surpass the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur by 50 meters (165 feet) and become the World’s tallest highrise.

2003 – Eunuchs in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh float the political party Jiti Jitayi Politics.

2005 – The Colbert Report first airs.

2006 – The United States population reaches 300 million.

2007 – The Dalai Lama receives the United States Congressional Gold Medal.

 

 

Births

1253 – Ivo of Kermartin, ]])

1563 – Jodocus Hondius, Flemish mathematician/cartographer

1582 – Johann Gerhard, German Lutheran leader (d. 1637)

1623 – Francis Turretin, Swiss theologian (d. 1687)

1696 – August III, king of Poland/monarch Frederik August II of Saksen

1704 – Willem Bentinck, orangist

1711 – Jupiter Hammon, 1st American black to publish poetry (Complete Works)

1719 – Jacques Cazotte, French writer (d. 1792)

1806 – Alphonse LPP de Candolle, Swiss botanist

1817 – Sajjid Ahmad Chan, Indian moslem leader/co-founder (Pakistan)

1817 – Samuel Ringgold Ward, Maryland, minister/abolitionist (Fugitive Negro)

1848 – William “Candy” Cummings, created curve ball

1865 – James Rudolph Garfield, American politician (d. 1950)

1898 – Mildred Knopf, cookbook writer

1900 – Jean Arthur, New York, American actress (Shane, Mr Smith Goes to Washington) (d. 1991)

1903 – Irene Ryan, El Paso Texas, actress (Granny-Beverly Hillbillies)

1903 – Jerry Colona, Boston Mass, comedian (Jerry Colona Show)

1903 – Nathanael West, American novelist (Day of the Locusts)

1905 – Franco Albini, Italian architect

1909 – Crozy [William] Cole, US jazz drummer

1914 – Jerry Siegel, comic book writer (Superman)

1915 – Arthur Miller, NYC, playwright (Death of a Salesman, Crucible), (d. 2005)

1918 – Rita Hayworth, NY, [Marguerita C Casino], actress (Gilda, Pal Joey)

1919 – Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov, Russian physicist

1920 – Montgomery Clift, Omaha NE, actor (From Here to Eternity)

1921 – Maria Gorokhovskaya, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1952)

1921 – Pricilla Lanford Buckley, editor/columnist (National Review)

 

 

 

1921 – Tom PostonColumbus Ohioactor (Steve Allen ShowNewhart)

 

United Airlines Commercial

Cold Turkey

Get Smart:”Shock it to Me”

Newhart

1923 – Barney Kessel, American musician (d. 2004)

1926 – Beverly Garland, Santa Cruz California, actress (My 3 Sons)

1926 – Karl Gordon Henize, Cincinnati Ohio, astronaut (STS 51-F)

1930 – Jimmy Breslin, Queens NYC, columnist (NY Post, News, Newsday)

1930 – Robert Atkins, American nutritionist (d. 2003)

1932 – Paul Anderson, US, light super heavyweight lifter (Olympic-gold-1956)

1933 – William A Anders, Hong Kong, Maj Gen, USAF/astronaut (Apollo 8)

1936 – Hiroo Kanamori, Japanese seismologist

1938 – Robert “Evel” Knievel, motorcycle daredevil (Snake River Canyon), (d. 2007)

1940 – Peter Stringfellow, British nightclub owner

1941 – Earl Thomas Conley, Portsmouth Oh, country singer (Too Many Times)

1941 – James Seals, Sidney Tx, singer (Seals & Crofts-Summer Breeze)

1942 – Gary Puckett, vocalist (& Union Gap-Woman Woman, Young Girl)

1946 – Bob Seagren, Pomona California, actor (Soap)/pole vaulter (Olympic-gold-68)

1946 – James Ray Tucker, LA California, rock guitarist (Turtles-Eleanor)

1947 – Michael McKean, NYC, actor (Laverne & Shirley, Saturday Night Live, Spinal Tap)

1948 – George Wendt, Chicago Ill, actor (Norm-Cheers)

1948 – Margot Kidder, Yellowknife, actress (Lois Lane, Amityville Horror)

1949 – Bill Hudson, Portland Ore, comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show)

1955 – Sam Bottoms, Santa Barbara CA, actor (Prime Risk, Savages)

 

 

 

1958 – Alan JacksonNewnan Gacountry singer (Here in the Real World)

 

Small Town Southern Man

Drive

Chattahoochee

Little Bitty

 

 

 

 

1959 – Dolph Lundgren, actor (Rocky 4, Masters of Universe) [or Nov 3]

1959 – Richard Roeper, American film critic

1960 – Rob Marshall, American director

 

 

 

1962 – Mike JudgeEcuadoran-born cartoonist

 

Mike Judge on Jimmy Kimmel

Citizen Butthead

Boomhauer King Of The Hill

 

 

 

 

1963 – Norm MacDonald, Canadian comedian

1966 – Tommy Kendall, American race car driver and television personality

1967 – Reggie Clark, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)

1968 – Ziggy Marley, reggae performer

1969 – Theodore Ernest Els, Johannesburg South Africa, PGA golfer (1994 US Open)

1970 – Tasha Tsang, Saskatoon Saskatchwan, rower (Olympics-96)

1972 – Eminem [Marshall Bruce Mathers III], Saint Joseph, Missouri, rapper and movie star (‘The Real Slim Shady’, ‘Stan’ and ‘8 Mile’)

1972 – Tarkan, Turkish singer

1972 – Wyclef Jean, Haitian-born singer

1979 – Kimi Räikkönen, Finnish race car driver

1980 – Alessandro Piccolo, Italian racing driver

Deaths

532 – Boniface II, 1st “German” Pope, dies

1174 – Queen Petronila of Aragon (b. 1135)

1312 – Jan II, duke of Brabant/Limburg (charter of Kortenberg), dies

1552 – Andreas Osiander, Protestant Reformation theologist, dies at 53

1586 – Philip Sidney, English poet/diplomat, dies in battle at 32

1616 – John Pitts, Catholic scholar and writer. (b. 1560)

1660 – Adrian Scrope, English regicide (b. 1601)

1780 – William Cookworthy, English chemist (b. 1705)

1786 – Johann Ludwig Aberli, Swiss artist (b. 1723)

1868 – Laura Secord, Canadian heroine of the war of 1812 (b. 1775)

1887 – Gustav R Kirchhoff, German physicist (spectroscopy), dies at 63

1889 – Nikolai Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher (b. 1828)

1909 – Nicola Spinelli, composer, dies at 44

1910 – Julia Ward Howe, composer (Battle Hymn of Republic), dies at 91

1958 – Paul Outerbridge, American photographer (b. 1896)

1962 – Natalia Goncharova, Russian painter (b. 1882)

1970 – Pierre Laporte, Vice-Premier of Quebec (assassinated) (b. 1921)

1972 – Billy Williams, American singer (b. 1910)

 

 

 

1979 – S J PerelmanUS humorist (Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 75

 

 

 

 

 

 

1984 – Alberta HunterUS blues singer/composerdies at 89

 

Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out

My Handy Man

My Castle’s Rockin

Beale Street Blues with Fats Waller

 

 

 

 

1990 – Ralph Abernathy, civil rights activist, dies at 64

 

 

 

1991 – Tennessee Ernie Fordcountry singer (16 Tons), dies at 72

 

 

16 Tons                                                                 Goober Peas

Peace In The Valley                                        Bonnie Blue Flag

What A Friend We Have With Odetta

The Southern Wagon

 

 

 

 

1992 – Herman Johannes, Indonesian professor, scientist and politician (b. 1912)

1993 – Frank J Del Giudice, US industrial designer (Boeing 747), dies at 77

1994 – Dmitri Cholodov, Russian journalist, murdered at 27

1997 – Paul Edwin Zimmer, sci-fi writer, dies of heart attack at 54

1998 – Hakim Mohammed Said, Pakistani scholar and philanthropist

1999 – Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician, physicist and computer scientist (b. 1915)

2002 – Derek Bell, Irish harpist (The Chieftans) (b. 1935)

 

 

 

2007 – Joey BishopAmerican entertainermember of the Rat Pack (b. 1918)

 

Joey Bishop roasts Don Rickles

Frank Sinatra Joey Bishop & Peter Lawford at the 1960 Sands Summit

Joey Bishop Show-1963

Dean Martin and Joey Bishop

 

 

 

 

2008 – Levi Stubbs, American baritone singer (Four Tops) (b. 1936)

 

 

 

2009 – Vic MizzyAmerican composer (themes to Green Acres and The Addams Family) (b. 1916)

 

Addams Family TV Show Opening 1964

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken

Green Acres Opening

2011 – Carl Lindner, Jr., Cincinnati businessman and one of the world’s richest people (b. 1919)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events 

456 – Magister militum Ricimer defeats the Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the western Roman Empire.

1311 – Council of Vienne (15th ecumenical council) opens

1492 – Columbus’ fleet anchors at “Fernandina” (Long Island, Bahamas)

1502 – Storm ravages Friese coast

1600 – Olivier van Noorts ships reach Philippines

1710 – British troops occupies Port Royal, Nova Scotia

1757 – Austrian troops occupy Berlin

 

 

 

1775 – PortlandMaine burned by British

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1780 – Royalton, Vermont and Tunbridge, Vermont last major raid of the American Revolutionary War.

 

 

 

1781 – Washington takes Yorktown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1813 – Battle at Leipzig (Napoleon vs PrussiaAustria & Russia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1829 – Tremont Hotel, 1st US modern hotel opens (Boston)

834 – London parliament catches fire; historic documents burn

1834 – Much of the ancient structures of the Palace of Westminster in London is burnt down.

1843 – Sir William Rowan Hamilton comes up with the idea of quaternions, a non-commutative extension of complex numbers.

1846 – Dentist William T Morton demonstrates effectiveness of ether

1847 – Charlotte Bronte’s book “Jane Eyre” published

1848 – 1st US homeopathic medical college opens in Pennsylvania

 

 

 

1859 – John Brown leads 21 in raid on federal arsenalHarper’s Ferry, Va

 

 

 

 

 

 

1863 – Grant is given command of Union forces in West

1875 – Brigham Young University is founded in Provo, Utah.

1903 – Homel, 1st Jewish self defense organization founded in Russia

1904 – Russian Baltic fleet departs to Port Arthur

1905 – The Partition of Bengal (India) occurred.

1909 – Jack Johnson KOs Stanley Ketchel in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1916 – Margaret Sanger opens 1st birth control clinic (46 Amboy St, Bkln)

1916 – T E Lawrence (of Arabia) meets with Fasal Hoessein

1923 – Disney Company founded

1925 – Texas School Board prohibits teaching of evolution

1926 – Mohammed Nadir Khan begins coup in Afghanistan, 1200 killed

1926 – Troop ship sinks in Yangtze River, killing 1,200

1934 – Mao Tse-tung & 25,000 troops begin 6,000 mile Long March

1940 – Benjamin Oliver Davis Sr named 1st black general in regular army

1940 – Lottery for 1st US WW II draftees held; #158 drawn 1st

1942 – Cyclone in Bay of Bengal kills some 40,000 south of Calcutta India

1942 – Natl Boxing Association freezes titles of those serving in armed services

1945 – UN’s Food & Agriculture Organization comes into existence

1946 – 10 Nazi leaders hanged as war criminals after Nuremberg trials

1951 – The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, is assassinated in Rawalpindi.

1956 – William J Brennan Jr becomes a Supreme Court Justice

1957 – USAF sends 2 aluminium bullets into space

1962 – Byron R White becomes a Supreme Court Justice

1962 – Cuban missile crisis began as JFK becomes aware of missiles in Cuba

1963 – 2 secret US military satellites launched from Cape Canaveral

1964 – China becomes world’s 5th nuclear power

1964 – Harold Wilson’s Labour party wins British election

1968 – During Olympics Tommie Smith & John Carlos give black power salute

 

 

 

1969 – 100-1 shot NY Mets beat Orioles 5-3 & win 66th World Series in 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1969 – Soyuz 6 returns to Earth

1969 – Met Cleon Jones awarded 1st base when shoe polish on ball proves he is hit by a pitch, he scores on a HR in World Series

1970 – Anwar Sadat elected president of Egypt, succeeding Gamal Abdel Nasser

1972 – Creedence Clearwater Revival breaks up

1973 – Israeli tanks under Gen Sharon move through Suez Canal

1973 – Kissinger & Le Duc Tho jointly awarded Nobel peace prize

1973 – Maynard Jackson elected 1st black mayor of Atlanta

1978 – Nobel prize for economy awarded to Herbert A Simon

1978 – Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected supreme pontiff-John Paul II

1982 – Mt Palomar Observatory 1st to detect Halley’s comet on 13th return

1982 – Shultz warns US will withdraw from UN if they vote to exclude Israel

1982 – USSR performs underground nuclear test

1984 – Baboon heart transplanted into a 15-day-old baby girl

1984 – Desmond Tutu, black Anglican Bishop, wins Nobel Peace Prize

1985 – Intel introduces 32-bit 80386 microcomputer chip

1985 – Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Herbert Hauptman & Jerome Karle

1986 – Armand Hammer returns to US with Jewish refusenik David Goldfarb

1986 – US government closes down due to budget problems

1987 – 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England

1987 – 338,500,000 shares traded on NY stock exchange (record)

 

 

 

 

1987 – Jessica McClure rescued 58 hrs after falling 22′ into a well shaft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1987 – Great Storm of 1987: hurricane force winds to hit much of the South of England killing 23 people.

1988 – Orel Hirsheiser, 1st to pitch shutout in playoff & World Series

1990 – US forces reach 200,000 in Persian Gulf
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1992 – 1964 “Gilligan’s Island” TV pilot 1st shown on TV (TBS)

1993 – IRA bomb attack on fish & chips restaurant in Belfast, 10 killed

1995 – Million Man March held in Wash DC (over 800,000 black men attend)

1996 – Eighty-four people are killed and more than 180 injured as 47,000 football fans attempt to squeeze into the 36,000-seatEstadio Mateo Flores in Guatemala City.

1998 – Former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London on a warrant from Spain requesting his extradition on murder charges.

2002 – Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, a commemoration of the Library of Alexandria that was lost in antiquity, is officially inaugurated.

 

 

 

 

Births

1396 – William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English soldier (d. 1450)

1430 – King James II of Scotland (d. 1460)

1535 – Niwa Nagahide, Japanese warlord (d. 1585)

1663 – Prince Eugene of Savoy, French-born Austrian general (d. 1736)

1708 – Albrecht von Haller, Switz, experimental physiology (Acad of Science)

1710 – Andreas Hadik, Austro-Hungarian general (d. 1790)

1714 – Giovanni Arduino, Italian geologist (d. 1795)

1726 – Daniel Chodowiecki, Polish painter (d. 1801)

 

 

 

 

1758 – Noah WebsterWest HartfordConnecticut,lexicographer (Webster’s Dictionary), (d. 1843)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1795 – William Buell Sprague, American clergyman and author (d. 1876)

1815 – Francis Lubbock, Governor of Texas (d. 1905)

1816 – William Preston, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1887

1825 – Thomas Turpin Crittenden, Brig Genl (Union volunteers), died in 1905

1830 – Ferdinand van der Haeghen, Flemish librarian/bibliography

1832 – George Crockett Strong, Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1863

1841 – Prince Hirobumi Ito, Japanese governor of Korea (d. 1909)

1849 – Arnold Krug, composer

1854 – Oscar Wilde, [Fingal O'Flahertie Wills], Dublin, (Pic of Dorian Gray), (d. 1900)

1863 – Austen Chamberlain, British Foreign Secretary (Nobel 1925)

1868 – Franz X Ritter von Epp, German general (China)

1884 – Rembrandt Bugatti, Italian sculptor (d. 1916)

1886 – David Ben-Gurion, Plonsk Poland, 1st PM of Israel (1948-53, 55)

1888 – Eugene O’Neill, NYC, dramatist (Desire Under the Elms-Nobel 1936)

1890 – Paul Strand, NYC, photographer (Native Land-1942)

1897 – Louis de Cazenave, France’s oldest living man

1898 – William O Douglas, Maine, 81st Supreme Court justice (1939-75)

1900 – [Leon] Goose Goslin, baseball hall of famer (AL bat champ 1928)

1900 – Edward Ardizzone, artist and illustrator (d. 1979)

1903 – Cecile de Brunhoff, French storyteller (d. 2003)

1905 – Wild Bill Elliott, Pattonsburg MO, actor (Beyond the Sacramento)

1925 – Angela Lansbury, London England, actress (Jessica-Murder She Wrote)

1927 – Günter Grass, German writer, Nobel Prize laureate

1928 – Mary Daly, American feminist

1931 – Charles W Colson, Boston Massachusetts, presidential adviser (Watergate figure), (d. 2012)

1936 – Andrei Chikatilo, Russian serial killer (d. 1994)

1937 – Emile Ford, rocker

1937 – Tom Monaghan, founder of Dominos pizza

1938 – Nico (born Christa Päffgen; singer-songwriter, fashion model, actress) (d. 1988)

1940 – Barry Corbin, actor (Maurice-Northern Exposure)

1940 – Dave DeBusschere, Detroit, NBA foward (NY Knick)/last ABA commissioner

1941 – Tim McCarver, baseball catcher (Phils, Mets)/sportscaster (ABC, CBS)

1946 – Suzanne Somers, San Bruno California, actress (3’s Company, Step by Step)

 

 

 

1947 – Bob WeirSF Californiaguitarist (Grateful Dead-Uncle John’s Band)

 

 

Masterpiece with Jerry Garcia

Hell In A Bucket with Bruce Hornsby

The Wheel/I Need A Miracle/Uncle John’s Band/Drums/Gimme Some Lovin

 

 

 

 

 

1947 – David ZuckerMilwaukee WIdirector (AirplaneNaked GunTop Secret)

 

 

Albright Ad

Airplane Classic Scenes

 

 

 

 

1953 – Susan Pedersen, US, 4 X 100m medley swimmer (Olympic-gold-1968)

1956 – James H Newman, Trust Territory of Pacific, PhD/Astronaut (STS 51, 69)

1959 – Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)

1962 – Flea, [Michael Balzary], bassist (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

1962 – Manute Bol, NBA center (Golden State Warriors)

1962 – Tamara McKinney, Lexington KY, slalom skier (Olympic-4th-1984)

1969 – Darren McKenzie-Potter, Auckland NZ, cyclist (Olympics-96)

1969 – Wendy Wilson, Los Angeles Ca, rock vocalist (Wilson Phillips-Hold On)

1969 – Roy Hargrove, American jazz trumpeter

1970 – Kazuyuki Fujita, Japanese professional wrestler and mixed martial arts fighter

1972 – Darren Balmforth, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

1977 – John Mayer, American musician

1978 – Abel Talamantez, Texas, singer (Menudo-Cannonball)

1984 – Shayne Ward, UK singer, winner of The X Factor, series 2005

1985 – Casey Stoner, Australian motorcycle racer and 2007 MotoGP World Champion

 

 

 

 

 

Deaths 

775 – Mansur, kalief of Abbasiden, dies

1323 – Amadeus V the Great, count of Flanders/Savoy, dies at 74

1355 – Louis, King of Sicily, felled by the Black Death

1473 – Reinoud II van Brederode, viscount of Utrecht, dies

1555 – Hugh Latimer, royal chaplain of Anna Boley, burned at stake at 80

1555 – Nicholas Ridley, English theologist/bishop of Rochester, burned

1655 – Joseph Solomon Delmedigo, Italian physician, mathematician, and music theorist (b. 1591)

1680 – Raimondo Montecuccoli, Italian-Austrian general (b. 1608 or 1609)

1755 – Saint Gerard Majella, Catholic saint (b. 1725)

1781 – Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, British naval officer (b. 1705)

 

 

 

 

 

1793 – Marie Antoinettequeen of Francebeheaded at 37

 

 

 

 

 

 

1793 – John Hunter, eminent doctor and philosopher (b. 1728

1849 – George Washington Williams, 1st major black historian, dies

1862 – George Burgwyn Anderson, US Confederate brig-general, dies at 31

1865 – Andrés Bello, Venezuelan poet, lawmaker, philosopher, and sociologist (b. 1781)

1891 – Sarah Winnemucca, indian scout, dies

1942 – 12, Dutch Communist Party-resistance fighter/3 NVV-hostages, executed

1946 – Alfred G Jodl, Col-Gen/German staff chief weather authority, hanged
1946 – Alfred Rosenberg, German war criminal, hanged
1946 – Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian chancellor (1930s), hanged at 54
1946 – Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Austrian Nazi (SS), hanged
1946 – Fritz Sauckel, German war criminal, hanged
1946 – Hans Franc, German war criminal, hanged
1946 – Joachim von Ribbentrop, German war criminal, hanged
1946 – Wilhelm Frick, German war criminal, hanged
1946 – Wilhelm Keitel, German fieldmarshal, hanged
1946 – Hermann Wilhelm Goering, German SA-leader, commits suicide at 53

1951 – Liaquat Ali Khan, PM of Pakistan (1947-51), assassinated by Said Akbar

 

 

 

 

1959 – George C MarshallUS army generaldies at 78

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1972 – Leo G Carroll, actor (Topper, Man From Uncle), dies at 80

1973 – Gene Krupa, US swing drummer (Sing Sing Sing), dies at 64

1981 – Moshe Dayan, Israel’s general/minister of Defense, dies at 66

 

 

 

 

1981 – William Holdenactor (Casino Royale), dies at 63

 

 

The Wild Bunch Finale

William Holden roasts Senator Barry Goldwater

Horse Soldiers

 

 

1983 – George Liberace, violinist (Liberace Show), dies at 72

1983 – Kelso, American racehorse (b. 1957)

1990 – Art Blakey, jazz drummer (Jazz Messengers), dies of cancer at 71

1990 – Jorge Bolet, Cuban-American classical pianist (b. 1914)

 

 

 

1991 – Tennessee Ernie Fordcountry singer (16 Tons), dies at 72

 

 

16 Tons                                                                 Goober Peas

Peace In The Valley                                        Bonnie Blue Flag

What A Friend We Have With Odetta

The Southern Wagon

 

 

 

 

1992 – Shirley Booth, actress (Hazel), dies of natural causes at 94

1993 – John Bowles, president (Rexall Drugs), dies at 76

1997 – James Michener, American writer (b. 1907)

1998 – Jon Postel, American Internet pioneer (b. 1943)

 

 

 

1999 – Jean ShepherdAmerican writer and actor (b. 1921)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000 – Mel Carnahan, American politician (b. 1934)

2004 – Pierre Salinger, John F. Kennedy’s White House Press Secretary (b. 1925)

2007 – Deborah Kerr, Scottish actress (b. 1921)

2007 – Barbara West, Second to last living Titanic survivor.

2010 – Barbara Billingsley, American actress (b. 1915)

 

 

 

 

2011 – Dan WheldonEnglish auto racer (b. 1978)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

533 – Byzantine general Belisarius makes his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the Vandals.

1501 – English crown prince Arthur marries Catharina of Aragon

1520 – King Henry VIII of England orders bowling lanes at Whitehall

1522 – Emperor Karel I names Hernan Cortes governor of Mexico

1552 – Khanate of Kazan is conquered by troops of Ivan Grozny.

1598 – Spanish general strategist Bernardino de Mendoza occupies fort Rhine

1655 – Jews of Lublin are massacred

1660 – Asser Levy granted butchers license (kosher meat) in New Amsterdam

1705 – English fleet under Lord Peterborough occupies Barcelona

1756 – Saxon army surrenders to Prussia

1764 – Edward Gibbon observes a group of friars singing in the ruined Temple of Jupiter in Rome, which inspires him to begin work on The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

1786 – Earliest 32°F (0°C) recorded temp in NYC

1789 – 1st presidential tour-George Washington in New England

 

 

 

 

1815 – Napoleon Bonaparte exiled on Island of St Helena at 51

 

 

 

 

 

1846 – Dr William Thomas Green Morton 1st public use of ether

1866 – Great fire in Quebec destroys 2,500 houses

1874 – Child labor law takes 12 year olds out of work force

 

 

 

1878 – Edison Electric Light Company incorporated(see Uncurrent Events 10/06)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1880 – Mexican soldiers kill Victorio, one of the greatest Apache military strategists.

1881 – 1st American fishing magazine, American Angler published

1883 – Supreme Court declares Civil Rights Act of 1875 unconstitutional

 

 

 

1894 – Capt Alfred Dreyfus arrested accused of espionage(see Uncurrent Events 10/09)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1897 – Aaron/Samuel Bloch carry 1st Mail Pouch

1914 – ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers) founded

1914 – Battle of Warsaw, begins (ends Oct 21)

1917 – World War I: At Vincennes outside of Paris, Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for Germany.

1918 – British Q-ship Cymric sinks British submarine J6

1919 – 14 horses begin 300-mile race from Vt to Mass for $1000 prize money

1924 – Pres Calvin Coolidge declares Statue of Liberty a national monument

 

 

 

1928 – German dirigible “Graf Zeppelin” lands in Lakehurst, NJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

1937 – Ernest Hemingway novel “To Have & Have Not” published

1939 – LaGuardia Airport opens in NYC

1940 – “The Great Dictator”, a satiric social commentary film by and starring Charlie Chaplin, is released.

 

 

 

1951 – “I Love Lucy” debuts on CBS TV (See Also “Happy Birthday Lucille Ball”)

 

 

Vitameatavegamin

Famous Chocolate Scene

Lucy Tries To Speak Spanish

Ballet Lesson

 

 

 

 

1951 – Mexican chemist Luis E. Miramontes synthesized the first oral contraceptive

1954 – Hurricane Hazel strikes US & Canada, 348 die

1956 – William J Brennan Jr appointed to Supreme Court

1956 – Yankees Enos Slaughter scores from 1st on a single in World Series

1962 – Byron R White appointed to Supreme Court

1964 – Craig Breedlove sets auto speed record of 846.97 kph

 

 

 

 

1964 – Dr Martin Luther King Jr awarded Nobel Peace Prize

 


 

 

 

 

1966 – Australia bans Troggs’ “I Can’t Control Myself,” as “terribly obscene”

1966 – LBJ signs a bill creating Dept of Transportation (DOT)

1966 – Black Panther Party was created by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale.

1969 – NY Met Ron Swoboda’s spectacular diving catch of sinking liner with runners at 1st & 3rd in 9th, Mets win in 10th in World Series game

1970 – Anwar Sadat elected president of Egypt

1970 – Russian passenger flight hijacked to Turkey

1971 – The start of the 2500-year celebration of Iran, celebrating the birth of Persia.

1974 – National Guard mobilizes to restore order in Boston school busing

1974 – Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Paul J Flory (macro molecules)

1977 – Arkansas’ Steve Little kicks a record tying 67 yard field goal

1979 – Military coup in El Salvador: president/general Carlos Romero flees

1979 – NY Knicks retire 2nd number, # 10, Walt Frazier

1980 – Nobel prize for economy awarded to Lawrence R Klein

1983 – US Marine sharpshooters kill 5 snipers at Beirut Intl Airport

1984 – Central Intelligence Agency’s Information Act passes

1985 – Nobel prize for economics awarded to Franco Modigliani

1985 – Shuttle Columbia carries Spacelab into orbit

1985 – Shelley Taylor of Australia makes fastest swim ever around Manhattan Island, doing it in 6 hours 12 minutes 29 seconds

1986 – Longest post season game, Mets beat Astros 7-6 in 16 & win NL pennant

1987 – Coup in Burkina Faso, president Sankara dies

1988 – NCAA record rushing yardage (768 yards-Oklahoma)

1989 – Billy Graham is given 1,900th star on Hollywood Blvd

1990 – Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev wins Nobel Peace Prize

1991 – Clarence Thomas is confirmed as Supreme Court Justice (52-48)

1992 – Charles Taylor launches an offensive against Monrovia Liberia

1993 – Amstel brewery on Curacao produces 1,000,000,000th bottle

1993 – Nelson Mandela & South Africa president F W de Klerk awarded Nobel Peace Prize

1997 – US launches nuclear powered Cassini to Saturn

2001 – NASA’s Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles of Jupiter’s moon Io.

2003 – China launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission.

2003 – The Staten Island Ferry boat Andrew J. Barberi collides with a pier at the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, killing 11 people and injuring 43.

2005 – Iraqi constitution ratification vote

2005 – Riot in Toledo, Ohio breaks out during a National Socialist/Neo-Nazi protest; over 100 are arrested.

2011 – Global protests break out in 951 cities in 82 countries.

2011 – Legoland Florida in Winter Haven, Florida Opens. This is the world’s largest Legoland theme park

 

 

 

 

Births

70 BC – Virgil,  Cisalpine Gaul, Roman Republic, Roman poet (Aeneid), (d. 19 BC) (see Uncurrent Events 9/21)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1471 – Konrad Mutian, German humanist (d. 1526)

1542 – Djalalud-Din Mohammed Akbar, emperor of India (1556-1605)

1608 – Evangelista Torricelli, Italian physicist (d. 1647)

1701 – Marie-Marguerite d’Youville, first native Canadian canonized (d. 1771)

1795 – Frederik Willem IV, king of Prussia (1840-61)/Germany (1849-61)

1816 – Amiel Weeks Whipple, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1863

 

 

 

 

1818 – Irvin McDowellMajor General (Union volunteers), died in 1885

 

 

 

 

 

1829 – Asaph Hall, discovered satellites of Mars (Phobos & Deimos)

1832 – Henry Harrison Walker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1912

1836 – Thomas Lafayette Rosser, Mjr General (Confederate Army), died in 1910

1844 – Friedrich Nietzsche, Röcken bei Lützen, Prussia, German philosopher (Beyond Good and Evil), (d. 1900)

1856 – R G Nivelle, French military man

1858 – John L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ (1882-92)

 

 

 

1881 – P G WodehouseBritish-American writer (Stiff Upper Lip Jeeves)

 

 

 

 

 

1884 – Arch Hoxsey, pioneer aviator (d. 1910)

1900 – Mervyn LeRoy, movie producer (Devil at 4 O’Clock)

1904 – Julian Hodge, British financier/multi-millionaire (Hodge Group)

1905 – C. P. Snow, British writer (d. 1980)

1908 – John Kenneth Galbraith, economist (Affluent Society-58 Hillman Award)

1915 – Yitzhak Shamir, Israeli politician (Prime Minister 1983–84, 1986–1992, (d. 2012)

1917 – Arthur Schlesinger Jr, Ohio, historian (1946 Pulitzer-Age of Jackson)

1919 – Edwin C Tubb, Brits sci-fi writer (Earth is Heaven, Earthfall)

1919 – Howard Frank Trayton Smith, diplomat/head (MI5)

1919 – Malcolm Ross, American balloonist and atmospheric physicist (d. 1985)

1920 – Mario Puzo, NYC, novelist (Godfather, Cotton Club, Earthquake), (d. 1999)

1924 – Lee A Iacocca, CEO (Chrysler Corp)

1924 – Nigel Green, South Africa, actor (Skull, Tobruk, Ipcress File)

1926 – Evan Hunter, [Ed McBain], American writer (Blackboard Jungle)

1926 – Jean Peters, Canton OH, actress (Viva Zapata!, Apache, Deep Waters)

1926 – Michel Foucault, French philosopher (History of Sexuality)

1930 – Fereydun M. Esfandiary, Iranian philosopher (d. 2000)

1934 – N. Ramani, Indian flutist

1935 – Bobby Joe Morrow, Brownsville TX, sprinter (Olympic-3 gold-1956)

1937 – Barry McGuire, Oklahoma City, singer (Eve of Destruction)

1937 – Linda Lavin, Portland Maine, actress (Alice, Barney Miller)

1939 – Carmelo Bossi, Italy, light middleweight boxer (Olympic-silver-1960)

1940 – Peter Doherty, Australian immunologist, Nobel laureate

1942 – Penny Marshall, Bronx NY, actress (Odd Couple, Laverne & Shirley)

1944 – Haim Saban, Egyptian-born American media proprietor

1945 – Jim Palmer, NYC, Oriole pitcher/sportscaster/jockey underwear salesman

1946 – Richard Carpenter, New Haven Ct, vocalist (Carpenters-Close to You)

1946 – Victor Banerjee, Calcutta India, actor (A Passage to India)

1948 – Aleksandr S Puchkov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut

1953 – Larry Miller, NYC, comedian/actor (Larry-Pursuit Of Happiness)

1953 – [Toriano] Tito Jackson, singer (Jackson 5-ABC, Never Can Say Goodbye)

1953 – Betsy Clifford, Canadian alpine skier

1955 – Tanya Roberts, [Leigh], Bronx NY, actress (Charlie’s Angels, Sheena)

1957 – Mira Nair, Indian director

1959 – Sarah Magaret Fergusson, [Fergie], London England, Duchess of York

 

 

 

 

1959 – Emeril LagasseAmerican chef

 

 

 

 

 

 

1959 – Todd Solondz, American film director

1962 – Susan DeMattei, SF California, cyclist (Olympics-bronze-96)

1963 – Angela Rock, Lakewood CA, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-1992)

1964 – Roberto Vittori, Italian astronaut

1968 – Meredith Rainey, Brooklyn NY, 800m runner

1970 – Eric Benét, American singer

1971 – Bernardo Harris, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)

1971 – Roland McGhee, Flint Michigan, long jumper

1973 – Susannah Kate Pryde, Auckland NZ, road race cyclist (Olympics-96)

1975 – Ginuwine, American singer

1977 – Masato Kawabata, Japanese racing driver

1981 – Radoslav Židek, Slovak snowboarder

1981 – Keyshia Cole, African American R&B singer

1981 – Elena Dementieva, Russian tennis player

1985 – Marcos Martinez Ucha, Spanish racing driver

 

 

 

Deaths

412 – Theophilus, Patriarch of Alexandria

898 – Lambert, Holy Roman Emperor

912 – Abdullah ibn Muhammad, Emir of Córdoba

1002 – Otto-Henry, Duke of Burgundy (b. 946)

1080 – Rudolf von Schwaben, German anti-King, dies

1268 – Dirk II, mister of Valkenburg, dies

1271 – Hostiensis, [Henricus the Segusia], cardinal/bishop of Ostia, dies

1389 – Urbanus VI, [Bartolomeo Prignano], Italian pope (1378-89), dies

1512 – Antoon Keldermans, Flem builder (Middelburg town hall), dies at 72

1524 – Joachim Patinir, Flemish landscape painter, dies at about 45

1730 – Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, French explorer (b. 1658)

1788 – Samuel Greig, Scottish-Russian admiral (b. 1735)

 

 

 

1817 – Tadeusz AB KosciuskoPolish Lt-general/freedom fighterdies

 

 

 

 

 

 

1819 – Sergey Vyazmitinov, Russian general and statesman (b. 1744)

1820 – Karl Philipp Fürst zu Schwarzenberg, Austrian field marshal (b. 1771)

1910 – Stanley “Midnight Assassin” Ketchel, heavy weight boxing champ, shot & killed

 

 

 

1917 – Mata HariDutch dancer/German spyexecuted by firing squad in Paris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1918 – Sai Baba of Shirdi, Indian saint (b. circa 1838)

1930 – Herbert Henry Dow, American chemical industrialist (b. 1866)

1944 – Philip Mechanicus, journalist, executed in Auschwitz-Birkenau

1946 – Hermann Goering, Nazi Reichmarshal, poisons himself in prison

1958 – John Hamilton, actor (Perry White-Superman), dies at 61

 

 

 

1964 – Cole Portercomposer (Still of the Night), dies at 73

 

Let’s Do It with Ella Fitzgerald

You’re The Top

Anything Goes

 

 

 

 

1971 – Sylvester Magee, last living American slave and oldest person who ever lived, dies at 130

1976 – Carlo Gambino, US gangster, dies at 74

1980 – Mikhail Lavrentyev, Russian physicist and mathematician (b. 1900)

 

 

 

1981 – Frank DeKovaactor (Chief Wild Eagle-F Troop), dies

 

“F Troop” Bloopers

“It Is Balloon!”

 

 

 

 

1981 – Justin Jud Strunk Jr, comedian (Laugh In), dies at 48

1981 – Philip Fotheringham-Parker, British racing driver (b. 1907)

1991 – Hotze de Roos, carpenter/kid book writer (Chameleon series), dies

1994 – Hannes Wustinger, Austrian race car driver, dies at 29

2000 – Konrad Emil Bloch, German-born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1912)

2003 – Bertram N. Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

2008 – Edie Adams, American singer and Broadway actress (b. 1927)

2010 – Richard C. Miller, American photographer (b. 1912)

2010 – Mildred Fay Jefferson, American physician and pro-life activist (b. 1926)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

530 – Discorus ends his reign as Catholic anti-Pope

 

 

 

1066 – Battle of Hastingsin which William the Conqueror wins England

 

 

 

 

 

 

1322 – Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Bylandforcing Edward to accept Scotland’s independence

 

 

 

 

 

 

1492 – Columbus leaves San Salvador; arrives in Santa Maria of Concepcion

1586 – Mary Queen of Scots goes on trial for conspiracy against Elizabeth

1758 – Battle at Hochkirk, Saksen: Austrian army beats Prussia

1773 – American Revolutionary War: The United Kingdom’s East India Company tea ships’ cargo are burned at Annapolis, Maryland.

1774 – 1st Continental Congress is 1st to declare colonial rights (Phila)

1774 – 1st American colonial decl of rights with sinking of Peggy Stewart

1805 – Battle of Elchingen, France defeats Austria

1806 – Battle of Auerstadt-French beat Prussians

1834 – In Philadelphia, Whigs and Democrats stage a gun, stone and brick battle for control of a Moyamensing Township election, resulting in one death, several injuries, and the burning down of a block of buildings.

1843 – British arrest Irish nationalist Daniel O’Connell for conspiracy

 

 

 

1863 – Battle at Bristoe Station Virginia (about 2000 casualties)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1865 – Cheyennes & Arapaho’s sign “peaces treaty” then chased out Colorado

1867 – 15th & last Tokugawa Shogun resigns in Japan

1884 – George Eastman patents paper-strip photographic film

1899 – Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill departs to South Africa

1912 – Bull Moose Teddy Roosevelt shot while campaigning in Milwaukee

1913 – Senghenydd Colliery Disaster, the United Kingdom’s worst coal mining accident, which claimed 439 lives.

1916 – Sophomore tackle and guard Paul Robeson is excluded from the Rutgers football team when Washington and Lee University refused to play against a black person.

1922 – 1st Thom McAn shoe store opens, on Third Avenue NYC

1922 – 1st automated telephones-Pennsylvania exchange in NYC

1926 – Alan Alexander Milne’s book “Winnie-the-Pooh” released

1930 – Ethel Mermans debuts on Broadway in “Girl Crazy”

1939 – BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated) formed

 

 

 

1939 – German U-47 sinks British battleship HMS Royal Oak833 killed

 

 

 

 

 

 

1941 – 1st mass deportation of Kowno, Lodz, Minsk & Riga

 

 

 

1943 – 400 Jews escape in uprising at Sobibor extermination Camp in Poland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1943 – Outbreak attempt in Sobibor Concentration Camp

1943 – US 8th Air Force loses 60 B-17 during assault on Schweinfurt

 

 

 

1947 – Chuck Yeager in Bell XS-1 makes 1st supersonic flight (Mach 1.015)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1948 – Large scale fighting between Israel & Egypt

1949 – 14 US Communist Party leaders convicted of sedition

1949 – Ezzard Charles TKOs Pat Valentino in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1950 – Rev Sun Young Moon liberated from Hung Nam prison

1951 – Det Lion Jack Christiansen returns 2 punts for touchdowns vs LA Rams

1954 – Israeli act of revenge in Qibiya Jordan, kills 53

1957 – Everly Brothers’ “Wake Up Little Susie” reaches #1

1958 – The District of Columbia Bar Association votes to accept black Americans as members.

 

 

 

1962 – US U-2 espionage planes locate missile launchers in Cuba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1964 – Martin Luther King Jr wins Nobel Peace Prize

1964 – Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit HRs runs on back-to-back pitches

1964 – Leonid Brezhnev & Alexei Kosygin replace Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev

1965 – Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 80 km

1968 – 1st live telecast from a manned US spacecraft (Apollo 7)

1968 – Gruener & Watson (US) set scuba depth record (133 m) in Bahamas

1969 – Palme government forms in Sweden

1971 – 2 killed in Memphis racial disturbances

1971 – John & Yoko appear on “Dick Cavett Show”

1975 – Pres Ford escapes injury when his limousine is struck broadside

 

 

 

1976 – Nobel prize for economics awarded to Milton Friedman

 

 

 

 

 

 

1976 – Soyuz 23 carries 2 to Salyut 6, but returns without docking

1978 – 1st TV movie from a TV series-“Rescue from Gilligan’s Island”

1979 – 100,000 demonstrate in Bonn against nuclear energy

1980 – Bob Marley’s last concert

1982 – 6,000 Unification church couples wed in Korea

1982 – Pres Reagan proclaims war against drugs

1983 – Grenada leftist coup under vice-premier Coard

1983 – US Marine peacekeeper Sgt Allen Soifert killed by sniper in Beirut

1986 – Concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel wins Nobel Peace Prize

1986 – IOC decides to stagger Winter & Summer Olympic schedule

1987 – In Midland, Tx 1½-year-old Jessica McClure falls 22′ (7m) down a well

1989 – Texas A&I, Johnny Bailey sets NCAA season rush record at 6,085 yards

 

 

 

1991 – Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi wins Nobel Peace Prize

 

 

 

 

 

 

1994 – Nobel Prize awarded to Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin & Shimon Peres

1994 – Space probe Magellan burns up in atmosphere of Venus

1996 – Dow Jones closes over 6,000 for 1st time (6,010)

1998 – Eric Robert Rudolph is charged with 6 bombings including the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

 

 

Births

1257 – King Przemysl II of Poland (d. 1296)

1404 – Marie of Anjou, queen of France (d. 1463)

1493 – Shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord (d. 1568)

1542 – Abul-Fath Djalal-ud-Din, 3rd Mogol emperor of India (1556-1605)

1630 – Sophia of Hanover, Princess Palatine and Electress of Saxony (d. 1714)

1633 – James II Stuart, king of England/Scotland (James VII) (1685-88)

 

 

 

1644 – William PennEnglish PhilosopherQuaker and founder of Pennsylvania (d. 1718)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1687 – Robert Simson, Scotland, mathematician

1712 – George Grenville, British PM (1763-65)

1733 – François Sebastien Charles Joseph de Croix, Count of Clerfayt, Austrian field marshal (d. 1798)

 

 

 

1734 – Francis Lightfoot LeeUS farmer/signer (Decl of Independence)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1801 – Joseph AF Plateau, Belgium, physicist (blinded-stared at Sun 25 secs)

1827 – James Sidney Robinson, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1892

1857 – Elwood Haynes, auto pioneer, built one of 1st US autos

1873 – Ray Ewry, Lafayette Ind, jumper (Olympics-10 gold-1900, 04, 06, 08)

 

 

 

1890 – Dwight D EisenhowerDenison Tx, (R34th Pres (1953-1961)/Gen (WW 2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1894 – e. e. cummings, Cambridge Mass, poet (Tulips & Chimneys)

1896 – Lillian Gish, silent film/stage actress (Birth of a Nation)

1899 – Alan Washbond, US, 2-man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1932)

 

 

 

1906 – Hannah ArendtGermanyhistorian (Origins of Totalitarianism)

 

 

 

 

 

1909 – Bernd Rosemeyer, German auto racer (Indy 500)

1910 – John Wooden, basketball coach (UCLA-10 national championships)

1911 – Le Duc Tho, North Vietnamese representive at Paris peace talk

1914 – Brendan Gill, critic

1914 – Dick Durrance, American skier (d. 2004)

1916 – C Everett Koop, surgeon general (1981-89)

1919 – Edward L Feightner, US rear-admiral (WW II-Santa Cruz Islands)

1924 – Robert Webber, Santa Ana California, actor (79 Park Avenue)

1925 – Louis Cohen, physicist

1925 – Phillip Tobias, Durban, Natal, South Africa, palaeoanthropologist and 3 x Nobel Prize nominee(hominid fossil sites), (d. 2012)

1927 – Roger Moore, London England, actor (Alaskans, Maverick, Saint)

1928 – Gary Graffman, NYC, pianist (Leventritt Award)

1928 – Frank E. Resnik, American business executive (d. 1995)

1930 – Robert Parker, US saxophonist/soul singer (Barefootin’)

1938 – John Dean III, former White House counsel (Watergate figure)

1939 – Ralph Lauren, Bronx, New York, fashion designer (Chaps, Polo Ralph Lauren)

1940 – Cliff Richards, [Harry Webb], Lucknow India, rock voclist (Suddenly)

1941 – Art Shamsky, American baseball player

1942 – Billy Harrison, Belfast Ireland, rock guitarist (Them)

1943 – Lance Rentzel, NFL receiver (Minn, LA)/ex-husband of Joey Heatherton

1944 – Udo Kier, Germany, actress (Warhol Dracula, Warhol Frankenstein)

1945 – Colin Hodgkinson, English musician (Whitesnake)

 

 

 

1946 – Justin HaywardEnglandvocalist (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin)

 

Question

Never Comes the Day

Lovely To See You

Ride My See-saw

 

 

 

 

 

1946 – Craig Venter, American biologist

1946 – Dan McCafferty, Scottish musician (Nazareth)

1947 – Charlie Joiner, Many La, NFL receiver (Houston, Cincinnati, San Diego)

1947 – Al Atkins, English musician (Judas Priest)

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

1949 – Katha Pollitt, American writer

1950 – Sheila Young Ochowicz, Birmingham Mich, speed skater (Oly-gold/sil-76)

1952 – Harry Anderson, Newport RI, actor (Judge Harry Stone-Night Court)

1952 – Nikolai Adrianov, USSR, gymnast (Olympic-4 gold/2 silver/bronze-1976)

1953 – Olga Nikolayevna Klyushnikova, Russia, cosmonaut

1956 – Beth Daniel, Charleston SC, LPGA golfer (1990 Kemper Open)

1958 – Thomas Dolby, Cairo Egypt, rock vocalist (She Blinded Me With Science)

1961 – Isaac Mizrahi American fashion designer

1965 – Jüri Jaanson, Estonian rower

1970 – Nina Kemppel, Anchorage Alaska, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)

1975 – Floyd Landis, American cyclist

1979 – Stacy Keibler, American actress / ex-professional wrestler

 

 

 

Deaths

530 – Dioscurus, anti-Pope (530), dies

1066 – Harold II, King of England (1066), dies

1092 – Aboe Ali Hasan ibn Nizam al-Moelk, writer (Sijasetname), assassinated

1256 – Kujo Yoritsugu, Japanese shogun (b. 1239)

1318 – Edward Bruce, High King of Ireland

1536 – Garcilaso de la Vega, Spanish poet/diplomat, dies in battle

1552 – Oswald Myconius, Swiss Protestant reformer (b. 1488)

1565 – Thomas Chaloner, English statesman and poet (b. 1521)

1610 – Amago Yoshihisa, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1540)

1660 – Francesco Albana, Italian painter (Hemelopneming of Maria), dies at 72

1660 – Thomas Harrison, English Puritan soldier (b. 1606)

1758 – Francis Edward James Keith, Scottish soldier and Prussian field marshal (b. 1696)

1790 – William Hooper, US attorney/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 48

1831 – Jean-Louis Pons, French astronomer (b. 1761)

1880 – Victorio, Apache chief/murderer, killed by Mexican army

1893 – Conradus Leemans, Dutch archaeologist, dies at 84

1911 – John Marshall Harlan, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1833)

1919 – Wilhelm von Siemens, German industrial/son of Werner, dies

1944 – Erwin Rommel, German fieldmarshal (WW II-Africa), suicide at 52

1958 – Douglas Mawson, Australian Antarctic explorer (b. 1882)

 

 

 

1959 – Errol FlynnUS actor (Captain Blood), dies of heart attack at 50

 

Adventures of Errol Flynn

Robin Hood

Captain Blood

The Charge of The Light Brigade

 

 

 

 

 

1960 – Abram F Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal), dies

 

 

 

1977 – Bing Crosbysinger/actor (Going My Way), dies of a heart attack at 74

 

 

Moonlight Becomes You

Swinging on a Star

Danny Boy

 

 

 

 

 

1984 – Martin Ryle, English radio astronomer, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics (b. 1918)

 

 

 

1986 – [Francis XAKeenan WynnUS actor (Dr Strangelove), dies at 70

 

 

 

 

 

 

1990 – Leonard Bernsteincomposerdies of heart attack at 72

 

 

 

 

 

 

1993 – Walter Brown Newman, US screenwriter (Cat Ballou), dies at 77

1997 – Harold Robbins, salacious novelist, dies at 81

1998 – Cleveland Amory, American writer and animal rights activist (b. 1917)

2003 – Patrick Dalzel-Job, English soldier and inspiration for James Bond (b. 1913)

2006 – Freddy Fender, American musician (b. 1937)

2006 – Maurice Grosse, British paranormal investigator (b. 1919)

2006 – Nancy Lynn, American aviator (b. 1956)

2009 – Captain Lou Albano. American Professional Wrestler and Manager. (b. 1933)

2010 – Benoît Mandelbrot, Polish-born American mathematician (b. 1924)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

54 – Nero ascends to the Roman throne

409 – Vandals and Alans crossed the Pyrenees and appeared in Hispania.

1213 – Battle at Steppes-Bishop Pierrepont & Louis II beat Henry I of Brabant

1282 – Nichiren Daishonin, founder of the Nichiren School of Buddhism, dies. His ashes are interred at Taisekiji Temple.

1307 – French king Philip IV convicts templars because of heresy

1492 – English admiral Poynings fleet occupies Lock

1501 – Maximilian of Austria & Louis XII sign Treaty of Trente

1534 – Alessandro Farnese elected as Pope Paul III

1629 – Dutch West Indies Co grants religious freedom in West Indies

1710 – English troops occupy Acadia (Nova Scotia)

1773 – The Whirlpool Galaxy was discovered by Charles Messier

1775 – Continental Congress orders construction of a naval fleet

1792 – “Old Farmer’s Almanac” is 1st published

1792 – Washington lays cornerstone of Executive Mansion (White House)

 

 

 

1812 – Battle of Queenstown HeightsBrit beats US attempt to invade Canada

 

 

 

 

 

1860 – 1st aerial photo taken in US (from a balloon), Boston

1863 – Skirmish at Blountsville, Tennessee (50 casualties)

1864 – Battle at Darbytown Road Virginia (337 casualties)

1864 – Battle of Dalton, GA – surrendered

1884 – Greenwich established as universal time meridian of longitude

1885 – The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is founded in Atlanta, Georgia.

1890 – The Delta Chi fraternity is founded by 11 law students at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

1893 – Vigilant (US) beats Valkyrie II (Engld) in 9th America’s Cup

1913 – Explosion & fire in Universal Coal Mine, South Wales

1914 – Garrett Morgan invents & patents gas mask

1923 – Angora (Ankara) becomes Turkey’s capital

1924 – Wahhabietes under Ibn Saudi take Mecca

1933 – Soccer team STEVO forms in Geesteren

1936 – Explosion caused by leaking gas rips out section 12 of Cleve Stadium

1943 – Italy declares war on former Axis partner Germany

1944 – Riga Latvia freed

1944 – US 1st army begins battle of Aachen

1947 – “Kukla, Fran & Ollie” premieres

1953 – Burglar alarm-ultrasonic or radio waves-patented-Samuel Bagno

1960 – 3rd presidential debate with Nixon in Hollywood & Kennedy in NY

1966 – 173 US airplanes bomb North-Vietnam

1966 – Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, becomes deputy director of CIA

1970 – Angela Davis arrested in NYC

1973 – Jordan enters Yom Kippur war

1973 – Teri Garr appears on Bob Newhart Show in “Emily in for Carol”

1976 – The first electron micrograph of an Ebola viral particle was obtained by Dr. F.A. Murphy, now at U.C. Davis, who was then working at the C.D.C..

1978 – James Earl Ray, assassin of Martin Luther King weds Anna Sandhu

1981 – Vice President Hosni Mubarak elected president of Egypt

1982 – IOC Executive Committee approves the reinstatement of Jim Thorpe’s s gold medals from the 1912 Olympics

1983 – Ameritech Mobile Communications (now Cingular) launched the first US cellular network in Chicago, Illinois.

 

 

 

1984 – John Henry becomes 1st thoroughbred to win $6 million

 

 

 

 

 

1987 – 1st military use of trained dolphins (US Navy in Persian Gulf)

1988 – Shroud of Turin, revered by many Christians as Christ’s burial cloth, is shown by carbon-dating tests to be a fake from the Middle Ages

1989 – Dow Jones down 190.58 points

1993 – Nobel prize for chemistry awarded to Kary Mullis & Michael Smith

1993 – Nobel prize for physics awarded to Russel Hulse & Joseph Taylor

 

 

 

1993 - Captured American Pilot Mike Durant is filmed in an interview in captivity by a CNN camera crew.

 

 

 

 

 

1995 – Joseph Rotblat awarded Nobel Peace Prize

 

 

 

1997 – Andy Green’s Jet-powered car reaches record 749.69 MPH

 

 

 

 

 

1999 – The United States Senate rejects ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

2008 – HM Treasury infused £37 billion ($64 billion, 47 billion euros) of new capital-bailout into Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Lloyds TSB and HBOS Plc, to avert a financial sector collapse.

2010 – The 2010 Copiapó mining accident in Copiapó, Chile comes to an end as all 33 miners arrive at the surface after surviving a record 69 days underground awaiting rescue.

 

 

 

Births

1162 – Leonora of England, Queen of Castile (d. 1214)

 

 

 

1244 – Jaques de MolayGrand Master of the Knights Templars (d. 1314)

 

 

 

 

 

1474 – Mariotto di Bigio di Bindo Albertinelli, Italian painter

 

 

 

1537 – Jane GreyQueen of England for 9 days

 

 

 

 

 

1563 – Francesco Caracciolo, Italian religious founder/saint (Caracciolini)

1696 – John Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey, English statesman and writer (d. 1743)

1713 – Allan Ramsay, Scottish painter (d. 1784)

1768 – Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin, French explorer (d. 1839)

1797 – William Motherwell, Scottish civil servant/poet

1808 – Henry Haywood Bell, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1868

1810 – James Shedden Palmer, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1867

1815 – Jules Quicherat, French historian/archaeologist

1826 – Lafayette Curry Baker, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1868

1853 – Lillie Langtry, [Jersey Lily], vaudevillian actress (Lillie)

1862 – Mary Kingsley, English writer and explorer (d. 1900)

1863 – C-E Auguste Rateau, French mining engineer (Rateau steam turbine)

1880 – Sasha Cherny, Russian poet (d. 1932)

1890 – Conrad Richter, writer (Light in the Forest)

1908 – John Grant, British rear-admiral

 

 

 

1909 – Herblock, [Herbert L Block], Roosevelt, Utah, political cartoonist(see U.E. 10/7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1910 – Art[hur] TatumUS jazz pianist/composer

 

 I Got Rhythm

Someone to Watch Over Me

Yesterdays

Art Tatum Documentary

 

 

 

 

1915 – Cornel Wilde, NYC, actor (High Sierra, 5th Musketeer)

1918 – Robert Walker, Salt Lake City Utah, actor/writer (Bataan, Mme Curie)

1920 – Nipsey Russell, Atlanta Ga, comedian (Car 54, Barefoot in the Park)

1921 – Yves Montand, France, actor/singer (Z, Napoleon, Grand Prix)

1925 – Lenny Bruce, [Leonard Schneider], comedian, arrested on obsenity

 

 

 

1925 – Margaret ThatcherGrantham England, (ToryBritish PM (1979-90)

 

 

 

 

 

1926 – Ray Brown, US, bandleader

1926 – Walter “Killer” Kowalski (wrestler) Canadian Wrestler (d. 2008)

1927 – Anita Kerr, Memphis TN, singer (Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour)

1934 – Nana Mouskouri, Crete Greece, singer (Try to Remember) [or 10/10/36]

1936 – John Menzies, Scottish publisher/banker/multi-millionaire

1939 – T. J. Cloutier, American poker player

1941 – Paul Simon, Newark NJ, singer/actor (Kodachrome, 1 Trick Pony)

1943 – Mike Barnicle, American newspaper columnist

1945 – Karen Akers, NYC, singer (On Stage at Wolf Trap)

1946 – Demond Wilson, Valdosta GA, actor (Sanford & Son, Baby I’m Back)

1947 – Sammy Hagar, Monterey CA, rock vocalist (Van Halen-Jump)

1948 – Lacy J Dalton, Bloomsburg Pa, country singer (Crazy Blue Eyes)

1949 – Craig McGregor, rocker (Foghat)

1949 – Patrick Nève, Belgian racing driver

 

 

 

1952 – Beverly Johnsonmodel/actress (Ashanti Land of No Mercy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1952 – Michael “Rich”ard Clifford, Cal, Army/Astronaut (STS 53, 59, 76)

1953 – Pat Day, American jockey

1954 – Mordechai Vanunu, Israeli nuclear technician

1954 – Claude Ribbe, French historian

1959 – Marie Osmond, Ogden Ut, singer/actress (Paper Roses, Goin’ Coconuts)

1960 – Greg Derr, Marshfield Mass, free pistol (Olympics-1996)

1960 – Joey Belladonna, Oswego NY, heavy metal vocalist (Anthrax-Protest)

1960 – Ari Fleischer, former White House press secretary

1962 – Jerry Rice, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers)

1964 – Niè Hǎishèng, Chinese astronaut

1965 – Linda Brenneman, Wheat Ridge Colo, cyclist (Olympics-11th-96)

1965 – Rob Schneider, actor (Saturday Night Live, Men Behaving Badly)

1965 – Johan Museeuw, Belgian cyclist

1967 – Javier Sotomayor, Cuban jumper (world record 1989)

1968 – David Alcoriza, Lodi California, double trap (Olympics-1996)

1968 – Tisha Campbell, Newark NJ, actress (Gina-Martin, House Party)

1968 – Carlos Marin, Spanish baritone (Il Divo)

1969 – Rhonda Mapp, WNBA center/forward (Charlotte Sting)

1970 – Serena Altschul, American reporter

1970 – Paul Potts, British Opera singer and winner of Britain’s Got Talent

 

 

 

1971 – Sacha Baron CohenHammersmithLondoncomedian/actor (Ali G, Borat)

 

 

 

 

 

1972 – Jean Foster, Columbus GA, 3×20 rifle (Olympics-1996)

1972 – Summer Sanders, California, butterfly swimmer (Olympics-gold-1992, 96)

1973 – Peter Dumbreck, Scottish race car driver

1973 – Matt Hughes, American mixed martial artist

1974 – Joseph Utsler, American rapper (Insane Clown Posse)

1980 – Ashanti, American singer

1981 – Kele Okereke, lead singer of Bloc Party

1982 – Ian Thorpe, Australian swimmer

 

 

 

Deaths

54 – ClaudiusRoman Emperordies of poison mushrooms at 63

 

 

 

 

 

1093 – Robrecht I, the Fries, Count of Flanders, dies

1282 – Nichiren Japanese founder of Nichiren Buddhism (b. 1222)

1415 – Thomas FitzAlan, 12th Earl of Arundel, English military leader (b. 1381)

1601 – Tycho Brahe, greatest naked-eye observer, dies in Prague

1652 – Abraham Verhoeven, Flemish printer/newspaper publisher, dies

1687 – Geminiano Montanari, Italian astronomer (b. 1633)

1708 – Henry van Nassau, mister of Ouwerkerk/fieldmarshal, dies at 67

1715 – Nicolas Malebranche, French philosopher (b. 1638)

 

 

 

1795 – William PrescottAmerican Revolutionary soldier, dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

1812 – Isaac BrockEnglish general (conquered Detroit), dies in battle

 

 

 

 

 

1822 – Antonio Canova, Italian sculptor, dies at 64

1882 – Arthur de Gobineau, French philosopher (b. 1816)

1890 – Samuel Freeman Miller, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1816)

1919 – Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Danish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1857)

1924 – Anatole France, [Jacques Thibault], writer (Ecrivain Francais), dies

1938 – E.C. Segar, American cartoonist (Popeye) (b. 1894)

 

 

 

1945 – Milton S. HersheyAmerican chocolate tycoon (The Hershey Chocolate Company), dies at 86

 

 

 

 

 

 

1965 – Paul H Muller, Swiss chemist (DDT-Nobel 1948), dies at 66

1968 – Bea Benaderet, actress (Petticoat Junction), dies of lung cancer at 62

1970 – Julia Culp, mezzo-soprano, dies at 90

1974 – Ed Sullivan, TV host (Ed Sullivan Show, Toast of the Town), dies at 73

1996 – Henri Nannen, journalist, dies at 82

1996 – Rene Lacoste, tennis player, dies at 92

2002 – Stephen Ambrose, American historian and biographer (b. 1936)

2003 – Bertram Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1918)

 

 

 

2007 – Bob DenardFrench mercenary (b. 1929)

 

 

 

 

 

2009 – Stephen Barnett, American legal scholar who opposed the Newspaper Preservation Act of 1970 (b. 1935)

2010 – Vernon Biever, American photographer (b. 1923)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

539 BC – The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia takes Babylon.

 

 

 

 

1165 – Rambam reaches Jerusalem

1216 – King John of England loses his crown jewels in The Wash, probably near Fosdyke, perhaps near Sutton Bridge

1279 – Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk founder of Nichiren Buddhism, inscribes the Dai-Gohonzon

1285 – 180 Jews refuse baptism in Munich Germany, they are set on fire

1459 – Battle at Ludfor: Richard of York defeated

1492 – Flemish rebel leader Philip van Kleef surrenders

1492 – Christopher Columbus’s expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean, specifically in The Bahamas. The explorer believes he has reached East Asia

1609 – Children’s rhyme “Three Blind Mice,” published in London

1659 – English Rump-government fires John Lambert & other generals

1692 – Massachusetts Bay discontinues witch trials

1773 – America’s first insane asylum opens for ‘Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds’ in Virginia

1776 – British Brigade begins guarding Throgs Neck Road in Bronx

1792 – Columbus Day is 1st celebrated in the USA held in New York

1810 – First Oktoberfest: The Bavarian royalty invites the citizens of Munich to join the celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.

1822 – 2nd eruption of Galunggung (Java) destroys summit of mountain

1823 – Charles Macintosh of Scotland begins selling raincoats (Macs)

1836 – 18″ of snow falls in Bridgewater NY

1850 – 1st women’s medical school (Women’s Medical College of Penns), opens

1853 – John Morrissey wins boxing title, when Yankee Sullivan leaves ring after 36th round to slug Morrissey’s fans

1861 – Confederate ironclad Manassas attack Union’s Richmond on Mississippi

 

 

 

1862 – JEB Stuart completes his “2nd ride around McClellan

 

 

 

 

 

 

1862 – Maj Gen Earl Van Dorn assumes command of Conf troops in Missisippi

1879 – British troops occupy Kabul Afghanistan

1881 – Henry M Stanley signs contract with Congo monarch

1886 – Hurricane & sea surge kills 250 at Indianola Texas

1891 – Astronomical Society of France is inaugurated

1892 – Pledge of Allegiance 1st recited in public schools

1901 – Theodore Roosevelt renames “Executive Mansion,” “The White House”

1914 – 1st battle at Ypres, begins

1915 – Ford Motor Company manufactures its 1 millionth Model T automobile

1915 – Theodore Roosevelt criticizes US citzens who identify themselves, with dual nationalities

1918 – 1st use of iron lung (Boston’s Children Hospital)

1918 – Cloquet fire kills 453 and injures or displaces 52,000 people

1920 – Construction begins on Holland Tunnel connecting NJ & NYC

 

 

 

1920 – Man O’War’s last race & win

 

 

 

 

 

1927 – Hermann Gorner of Germany raises 24 men weighing 4,123 lbs on a plank with soles of his feet

 

 

 

1933 – Alcatraz becomes a federal prison (unofficially)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1933 – John Dillinger escapes from Allen CountyOH, jail

 

 

 

 

 

 

1942 – US navy defeats Japanese in WW II Battle of Cape Esperance

1943 – US bombs Rabaul, New Britain

1944 – German army retreats from Athens

1948 – Casey Stengel takes over as Yankee manager

1955 – -13] Hurricane Hazel, kills 68 in Haiti

1957 – 1st coml flight between California & Antartica

1960 – Nikita Khrushchev pounds his shoe at UN General Assembly session

1960 – Inejiro Asanuma is assassinated in Japan by Otoya Yamaguchi, a 17-year-old. The camera was rolling at that time.

1962 – Infamous Columbus Day Storm strikes the U.S. Pacific Northwest with record wind velocities; 46 dead and at least U.S. $230 million in damages

1963 – Archaeological digs begin at Masada, Israel

1964 – Launch of Voskhod 1, 1st 3 man crew (Komarov, Feokistov, Yegorov)

1964 – Voskhod 1 launched: 1st flight with 3 cosmonauts

1966 – Jimi Henrix Experience forms with Noel Redding & Mitch Mitchell

1968 – 19th Olympic games open at Mexico City, Mexico

1968 – Norma Enriqueta Basilio Satelo is 1st woman to light Olympic flame

1969 – Soyuz 7 is launched

1970 – Rock Memorabilia Auction at Filmore East

1971 – “Jesus Christ Superstar” opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 711 perfs

 

 

 

1972 – 46 sailors injured in race riot on aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk

 

 

 

 

 

 

1972 – Mariner 9 takes pictures of Martian north pole

1973 – Israeli counter offensive in southern Syria

1975 – Archbishop Oliver Plunkett became 1st Irish-born saint in 7 centuries

1975 – NASA launches space vehicle S-195

1976 – 4th Space Shuttle Enterprise, approach & land test (ALT) flight

1977 – 4th test of space shuttle Enterprise

1977 – Psychic Romark attempts to drive blindfolded, smashed into cop van

1977 – US Supreme Court heard arguments in “reverse discrimination” case of

1977 – Allan Bakke, white student denied admission to University of California Med School

1978 – Sid Vicious charged in murder of girlfriend Nancyh Spungen

1979 – Pressure in nucleus of tropical cyclone at Guam hits record 870 hpa

1980 – 7 stabbed at Blood, Sweat & Tears concert in LA

1984 – IRA bombs hotel where Margaret Thatcher is staying, 5 die

1987 – Oscar Arias (Costa Rican Pres) wins Nobel Peace Prize

1988 – George Bush & Michael Dukakis meet in 2nd debate

1988 – Israel & China sign trade deal, plan diplomatic relations

1989 – Herschel Walker is traded from Cowboys to Vikings for 12 players

1992 – 5.8 earthquake at Cairo (at least 510 die)

1992 – Arecibo radio telescope begins Microwave search for occupied planets

1992 – Brett “Hitman” Hart beats Ric Flair for WWF Heavyweight title

1992 – Howard Stern radio show premieres in Albany NY (WQBK 103.5 & 103.9 FM)

1992 – Microwave Observing Project begins (seeking alien life)

1992 – Wash Redskin Art Monk sets NFL record with 820th reception

1994 – Contact with Venus orbitter Magellan broken

1997 – Sidi Daoud massacre in Algeria; 43 killed at a fake roadblock.

1999 – Pervez Musharraf takes power in Pakistan from Nawaz Sharif through a bloodless coup.

1999 – The Day of Six Billion: The proclaimed 6 billionth living human in the world is born.

 

 

 

2000 – The USS Cole is badly damaged in AdenYemen, by two suicide bomberskilling 17 crew members and wounding at least 39

 

 

 

 

 

 

2002 – Terrorists explode two bombs in Bali’s nightclub district killing 202 and injuring 209 mostly foreign tourists

2005 – The second Chinese human spaceflight Shenzhou 6 launched carrying Fèi Jùnlóng and Niè Hǎishèng for five days in orbit.

 

Births

1008 – Emperor Go-Ichijō of Japan (d. 1036)

1350 – Dimitri “Donskoi” Ivanovitch, great monarch of Vladimir-Soezdal

1537 – Edward VI, Tudor, King of England (1547-53)

1558 – Archduke Maximilian III of Austria (d. 1618)

1710 – Jonathan Trumbull, American politician and statesman (d. 1785)

1712 – William Shippen, American physician and statesman (d. 1801)

1792 – Christian Gmelin, German chemist (d. 1860)

1798 – A J Pedro I van Alcantara, Kaiser of Brazil (1822-31)/king of Portugal

1813 – Lyman Trumbull, MC (Union) died in 1896

1815 – William Joseph Hardee, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1873

1822 – Joseph Haydn Potter, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1892

1860 – Elmer A Sperry, inventor (gyrocompass)

1865 – Arthur Harden, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1940)

1875 – Aleister [Edward S] Crowley, (75 pseudonames), British occultist

1902 – Dirk A M Binnendijk, critic (Authoritarian Regimes in Transistion)

1906 – Edmund Charles Wolf Myers, soldier/engineer

1913 – William James Moyce, armaments scientist

1923 – Jean Nidetch, Brooklyn, nutritionist founder (Weight Watchers)

1925 – William Steinkraus, equestrian (Oly-gold/2 sil/br-52/56/60/64/68/72)

1926 – Hans Liebold, Germany, auto racer (Nardo, Italy)

1927 – Antonia Rey, Havana Cuba, actress (True Colors, Wise Guys)

1928 – Thomas Burnett Swann, US, sci-fi author (Day of Minotaur)

1932 – Dick Gregory, comedian/political activist/dietician (Bahamian Diet)

1932 – Jake Edwin Garn, (Sen-R-Utah, 1974- )/astronaut (STS 51D)

1932 – Ned Jarrett, auto racer/announcer (50 Grand National victories)

1934 – Richard Meier, American architect

 

 

 

1935 – Luciano PavarottiModena Italyoperatic tenor (Oh Giorgio3 Tenors), (d. 2007)

 

 

Nessun Dorma

Caruso

Ave Maria

 

 

 

 

1935 – Sam Moore, Miami Fl, rock vocalist (Sam & Dave-Soul Sister)

1936 – Tony Kubek, shortstop (NY Yankees)/sportscaster (NBC-TV, Madison Square Garden)

1942 – Daliah Lavi, Shavel Zion Israel, actress (Casino Royalle, Lord Jim)

1942 – Melvin Franklin, Montgomery Alabama, rocker (Temptations)

1948 – Rick Parfitt, Surrey Engld, pop guitarist/singer (Status Quo-Wanderer)

 

 

 

1949 – Ilich Ramírez SánchezVenezuelan international terrorist , AKA Carlos the Jackal

 

 

 

 

 

 

1950 – Susan Anton, Oak Glen California, actress (Golden Girl, Spring Fever)

1951 – Ed Royce, American politician (Rep-R-California)

1960 – Lionel Washington, cornerback (Oakland Raiders)

1962 – Sid Fernandez, Honolulu Hawaii, pitcher (NY Mets, Philadelphia Phillies)

 

 

 

1962 – Chris BottiAmerican jazz musician

 

MY FUNNY VALENTINE

 I’ve Got You Under my Skin with Katharin McPhee

MOONDANCE

 

 

 

 

1963 – Lane Frost, American professional bull rider, (d. 1989)

1963 – Satoshi Kon, Japanese anime director

1968 – Adam Rich, NYC, actor (Nicholas-8 is Enough, Code Red, Gun Shy)

1968 – Bill Auberlen, American race car driver

1968 – Hugh Jackman, Australian actor and singer (X-men, Real Steel)

1969 – David Collins, Bethpage NY, rower (Olympics-bronze-1996)

1969 – Nancy Ann Kerrigan, Woburn Mass, figure skater (Olympics-silver-1994)

1970 – Kirk Cameron, Panorama City California, actor (Mike-Growing Pains)

1972 – Irina Pantaeva, Russian supermodel and actress

 1972 – Juan Manuel Silva, Argentine racing driver

1975 – Marion Jones, Los Angeles, California, track and field athlete/drug cheat (5 forfeited Olympic medals)

1977 – Carmen Carrillo Vilanova, Miss El Salvador Universe (1997)

 

 

 

1977 – Bode Miller , American alpine ski-racer

 

 

 

 

 

 

1978 – Baden Cooke, Australian cyclist

 

 

 

Deaths

 632 – Edwin of Deira, King of Northumbria and Bretwalda

638 – Honorius I, [dux plebis], Italian Pope, dies

642 – Johannes IV, Dalmatisch Pope (640-42), dies

1176 – William d’Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel, English politician

1320 – Michael IX Paleologi, emperor of Byzantine (1295-1320), dies

1565 – Jean Ribault, French explorer and colonizer (b. 1520)

1576 – Maximillian II, German king/Kaiser (1564-76), dies

 
1632 – Kutsuki MototsunaJapanese samurai commander (b. 1549)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1654 – Rembrandt Carel Fabritius, painter, dies in an accident

1672 – Frederik of Nassau, count of Buren, slain in battle

1678 – Edmund Berry Godfrey, English magistrate (b. 1621)

1758 – Richard Molesworth, 3rd Viscount Molesworth, British field marshal (b. 1680)

1864 – Roger Taney, 5th Supreme Court Chief Justice (1836-64), dies at 87

 

 

 

1870 – Robert E LeeGeneral of Confederate Armydies at 63

 

 

 

 

 

1915 – Edith L Cavell, British nurse, executed by Germans in Belgium (WW II)

1929 – Max Ettlinger, German philosopher/theorist, dies at 52

1940 – Tom Mix, US actor (Texan, Hidden Gold), dies at 60

1945 – Jesse James Payne, lynched in Madison County Florida

 

 

 

1946 – Joseph W StilwellUS general (China), dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

1954 – George Welch, American pilot (b. 1918)

1958 – Gerard Hordijk, Dutch architect/painter, dies at 59

1967 – Nat Pendleton, Olympic wrestler/actor (Reckless), dies at 72

1969 – Sonja Henie, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1928, 32, 36), dies at 57

1971 – Dean G Acheson, US foreign minister (1949-53), dies at 78

1971 – Gene Vincent, rocker, dies of bleeding ulcers at 36

1984 – Sir Anthony Berry, British politician (bombing victim) (b. 1925)

1985 – Johnny Olsen, TV announcer (Price is Right), dies at 75

1985 – Ricky Wilson, rock guitarist (B-52’s), dies of AIDS at 32

 

 

 

1989 – Jay Ward, American cartoonist (Rocky & His Friends), dies at 69 of kidney cancer(see U.E. 9/21)

 

 

 

 

 

1990 – Rifaat Maghub, president Egyptian MP, murdered

1996 – Pavel Alexandrovich Solovyov, aero-engine designer, dies at 79

1997 – John Denver, country star (Country Boy), dies in plain crash at 53

1999 – Wilt Chamberlain, American basketball player (b. 1936)

2002 – Ray Conniff, American bandleader and musician (b. 1916)

2002 – Audrey Mestre, French diver (b. 1974)

2003 – Joan Kroc, American philanthropist (b. 1928)

 

 

 

2003 – Willie ShoemakerAmerican jockey (b. 1931)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2007 – Kisho Kurokawa, Japanese architect (b. 1934)

2010 – Woody Peoples, American football player (b. 1943)

2010 – Belva Plain, American novelist (b. 1919)

2011 – Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist (b. 1941)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

680 – Battle at Kerbela: Kalief Yazid beats pretender al-Hussein

1375 – Westfriese sea wall breaks flooding northern Netherlands

1471 – Battle of Brunkeberg Stockholm (Sten Sture beats Christian I)

1549 – Duke of Somerset fired as Lord Protector & imprisoned

1575 – Battle of Dormans: Roman Catholic forces under Duke Henry of Guise defeated the Protestants, capturing Philippe de Mornay among others.

1578 – Count Johan Casimir occupies Ghent with 500 horsemen

1695 – King Willem III escapes South Netherlands, back to England

1780 – Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000 to 30,000 in Caribbean

1839 – British troops under Gen Charles Napier occupy Beirut

 

 

 

1845 – Naval School (now called US Naval Academyopens at Annapolis

 

 

 

 

 

1846 – Alexis the Tocqueville writes about “Algerian problem”

1846 – Neptune’s moon Triton discovered by William Lassell

1857 – American Chess Association formed (NYC)

1865 – John Hyatts patents billard ball

1889 – Barnard College is founded.

1899 – IR Johnson patents bicycle frame

1911 – Sun Yat-sen’s revolutionaries overthrow Manchus (Taiwan Natl Day)

1913 – British passenger ship Volturno catches fire in Atlantic (136 kill)

1913 – Gamboa Dam in Panama blown up; Atlantic & Pacific waters mix

1923 – NY Giants & NY Yankees become 1st teams to play each other for 3 consecutive World Series, also 1st played at Yankee Stadium

1924 – Ibn Saud of Nedzhed captures Mecca

1932 – Dnjepr Dam in USSR put into operation (world’s biggest)

1941 – German U-boat torpedoes US destroyer Kearney

1943 – Chiang Kai-shek takes oath of office as president of China

1943 – US bombers accidentally strike Enschede Neth, causing 151 deaths

1944 – Adm Halsey’s Task Force 30 bombs Okinawa, 700 die

1944 – US takes Okinawa

1954 – Ho Chi Minh enters Hanoi after French troops pulled out

1957 – Accident at British nuclear reactor in Windsdale

1957 – The Windscale fire in Cumbria, UK becomes the world’s first major nuclear accident.

1959 – Pan Am begins regular flights around World

1960 – 16 California Poly football team members die in plane crash in Toledo

1960 – Cyclone hits coast of Gulf of Bengal; about 4000 die

1967 – Brendan Behans “Norstal Boy,” premieres in Dublin

1973 – VP Spiro T Agnew pleads no contest to tax evasion & resigns

1975 – Israel formally signs Sinai accord with Egypt

1975 – Liz Taylor’s 6th marriage (re-marries Richard Burton)

1976 – NJ Meadowlands’ Giant’s Stadium opens

1976 – Greece’s 98 year-old Dimitrion Yordanidis, is oldest man to compete in a marathon; he finishes in 7:33

1978 – Aerosmith’s Steve Tyler & Joe Perry injured by a cherry bomb

1978 – Congress approves Susan B Anthony Dollar

1978 – Steve Perry joins Journey

1979 – Panama assumes sovereignty over Canal Area (ie Canal Zone)

1981 – Anwar Sadat’s funeral service is held in Cairo

1982 – US imposes sanctions against Poland for banning Solidarity trade union

1985 – US fighter jets force Egyptian plane carrying hijackers of Italian ship Achille Lauro to land in Italy, gunmen are placed in custody

1986 – 7.5 Earthquake strikes San Salvador, El Salvador

1986 – Israel Prime Minister Shimon Peres resigns

1990 – US 67th manned space mission STS 41 (Discovery 11) returns from space

1991 – Ex-postal worker Joseph Harris kills 4 postal workers

1993 – Browns Najee Mustafaa sets club rec for longest interception (97 yds)

1994 – Nobel prize for physiology awarded to Alfred Gilman & Martin Rodbell

1994 – Value of Russian ruble decreases, 3081 rubles per dollar

1995 – Robert E Lucas awarded Nobel Prize in economics

1996 – Cornerstone dedication for Holocaust Museum in NYC

 

 

 

Births

1344 – Mary Plantagenet,English princess (d. 1362)

1486 – Charles III, Duke of Savoy

1567 – Infanta Caterina Micaela of Spain (d. 1597)

1678 – John Campbell, 2nd duke of Argyll/fieldmarshal (Union of 1707)

1731 – Henry Cavendish, England, physicist/chemist (discovered hydrogen)

 

 

 

1738 – Benjamin Westpainter (Death of General Wolfe)

 

Death of General Wolfe

 

 

 

 

1757 – Erik Acharius, Swedish botanist (lichens)

1780 – John Abercrombie, Scottish physician (d. 1844)

1813 – Giuseppe Verdi, Busseto, First French Empire, Italian composer (La donna è mobile – Rigoletto), (d. 1901)

1895 – Wolfram von Richthofen, German field marshal (d. 1945)

1900 – Helen Hayes, Wash DC, actress (Caesar & Cleopatra, Happy Birthday)

1901 – Albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor

1906 – R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (d. 2001)

1909 – Florida Friebus, actress (Dobie Gillis’ mom, Bob Newhart Show)

1914 – Dorothy Lamour, [Kaumeyer], NO LA, actress (Road to Bali, Road to Rio)

 

 

 

1914 – Ivory Joe Hunterrocker

 

Since I Met you Baby

You Can’t stop This Rocking Rolling

I ALMOST LOST MY MIND

EMPTY ARMS

 

 

 

 

 

1916 – Benson Fong, Sacramento CA, actress (Charlie Chan, Purple Heart)

 

 

 

1917 – Thelonious MonkRocky Mount North CarolinaAmerican jazz pianist and composer

 

Round About Midnight

Just a Gigolo

Lulu’s Back In Town

Straight No Chaser

 

 

 

 

 

1924 – Edward D Wood Jr, Poughkeepsie NY, director (Plan 9 from Outer Space)

 

 

 

1924 – Huey “Piano” Smithrocker (Rockin’ Pneumonia & Boogie Woogie Flu)

 

Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu

Sea Cruise

Don’t You Just Know It

 

 

 

 

1924 – James Clavell, England, author (Tai Pan, Shogun) [or 1920, 22, 26)

1924 – Ludmilla Tcherina, French actress/ballet dancer (Sins of Rome)

1926 – Richard Jaeckel, NY, actor (3:10 to Yuma, Sands of Iwo Jima)

1930 – Adlai Stevenson III, (D-Sen-Ill)

1930 – Harold Pinter, London England, playwright (Homecoming, Servant)

1933 – Jay Sebring, American hair stylist and Manson murder victim (d. 1969)

1935 – Abu Jihad, Founder of the Palestinian group Fatah (d. 1988)

1936 – Gerhard Ertl, German surface chemist, Nobel laureate, 2007.

1937 – Bruce Devlin, Armidale Australia, PGA golfer (1964 St Petersburg Open)

1941 – Laurence Henry Tribe, Shanghai China, Harvard Law professor

1942 – Peter Coyote, [Cohon], NYC, actor (Kika, Living a Lie, Exposure, ET)

1945 – Alan Cartwright, rocker (Procul Harum)

1946 – Ben Vereen, Miami Fla, actor/dancer (Pippin, Roots, Webster)

1946 – Franco Malerba, Genoa Italy, astronaut (STS 46)

1946 – John Prine, Maywood Ill, country singer (Hello in There)

1946 – Peter Mahvolich, NHL star (Mont Canadiens)

1948 – Rosemary Casals, SF California, tennis doubles (5X Wimbledon) [or Sep 16]

1950 – Nora Roberts, American novelist

1954 – David Lee Roth, Bloomington Indiana, rock singer (Van Halen-Jump)

1954 – Rekha, Bollywood actress

1957 – Rumiko Takahashi, Japanese artist

1958 – John M Grunsfeld, Chicago Ill, PhD/astronaut (STS 67, 81)

1958 – Tanya Tucker, Seminole Tx, country singer/actress (Follow that Car)

1959 – Chris Lowe, English rock keyboardist (Pet Shop Boys-It’s a Sin)

 

 

 

1963 – Daniel PearlAmerican journalist (d. 2002)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1964 – Neneh Cherry, Stockholm Sweden, rock vocalist

1965 – Clive Jones, British engineer

1965 – Chris Penn, American actor (d. 2006)

1969 – Brett Favre, NFL quarterback (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)

1970 – Mohammed Mourhit, Belgian athlete

1970 – Sir Matthew Pinsent, English rower

1971 – Evgeny Kissin, Russian pianist

1974 – Dale Earnhardt Jr, American NASCAR Sprint Cup series driver

1982 – Hideki Mutoh, Japanese racing driver

 

 

 

Deaths

413 BC – Nicias, Athens politician (Peace of Nicias), killed at about 57

19 – Julius Caesar Germanicus, Roman commandant of Rijnleger, dies at 33

680 – Hussein, grandson of prophet Mohammed, beheaded

732 – Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, Moorish Governor of Andalusia

833 – al-Ma’mun, Abbasid caliph of Baghdad (b. 786)

1359 – King Hugh IV of Cyprus (b. 1295)

1659 – Able J Tasmania, navigator/discovered (Tasmania, NZ), dies at about 56

1708 – David Gregory, Scottish astronomer (b. 1659)

1714 – Pierre Le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert, French economist (b. 1646)

1720 – Antoine Coysevox, French sculptor (b. 1640)

1747 – John Potter, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1674)

1759 – Granville Elliott, British military officer (b. 1713)

1797 – Carter Braxton, US boer/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 61

1872 – William H. Seward, United States Secretary of State (b. 1801)

1876 – Charles Joseph Sainte-Claire Deville, French geologist (b. 1814)

1913 – Adolphus Busch, American brewer (Anheuser-Busch) (b. 1839)

1927 – Gustave Whitehead, German-born inventor (b. 1874)

1930 – Adolf Engler, German botanist (b. 1844)

1931 – Karl von Bach, German engineer (Maschinenelemente), dies at 84

1939 – Eleanor Rigby, a real person whose name may have suggested the title to The Beatles song (b. 1895)

1964 – Eddie Cantor, comedian (Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater), dies at 72

1976 – Connee Boswell, singer (Pete Kelly’s Blue), dies at 68

1978 – Gesina Van der Molen, Dutch WWII resistance fighter/lawyer, dies at 86

1979 – Paul Paray, French composer, dies at 93

1979 – Christopher Evans, British psychologist and computer scientist (b. 1931)

 

 

 

1980 – William “Buckwheat” Thomasactor (Little Rascal), dies at 49

 

Stage performance by Buckwheat

Hey Buckwheat

Otay! The Billy “Buckwheat” Thomas Story

 

 

 

 

1983 – Sir Ralph [David] Richardson, English actor (Richard III), dies at 80

1985 – Orson Welles, actor/dir (Citizen Kane), dies of heart attack at 70

 

 

 

1985 – Yul Brynner, [Taidje Khan], actor (King & I), dies of cancer at 65

 

The Magnificent Seven – Standoff at the Cemetery

Yul Brynner Memorial

The Ten Commandments

The King and I

 

 

 

 

1991 – Redd Foxxcomedian (Sanford & Sons), dies of heart attack at 68

 

Wrong Pills

Video In A Plain Brown Wrapper

Fake Heart Attack

Redd Foxx Roasts Frank Sinatra

 

 

 

 

1994 – Richard John Copeland Atkinson, archaeologist, dies at 74

1995 – Edward Gill, baseball player, dies at 100

1995 – Jimmy Nash, record company owner, dies at 47

1995 – John Rodolph, wheelchair-race world record holder, hit by truck at 31

1995 – Paolo Gucci, entrepreneur/accessories designer, dies at 64

1996 – Hugh Stirling Mackenzie, submariner, dies at 83

1997 – Brian Connolly, lead singer (Sweet), dies of heart failure at 52

1998 – Clark Clifford, United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1906)

2001 – Vasily Mishin, Soviet rocket designer (b. 1917)

2004 – Christopher Reeve, American actor (b. 1952)

2004 – Arthur H. Robinson, American cartographer (b. 1915)

2005 – Milton Obote, President of Uganda (b. 1925)

2006 – Michael John Rogers, English ornithologist (b. 1932)

 

 

 

2010 – Solomon BurkeAmerican singer (b. 1940)

 

Try A Little Tenderness

Down In The Valley

None Of Us Are Free

Cry To Me

 

 

 

 

2010 – Dame Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano (b. 1926)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

Events

768 – Charles the Great & Charlamane II divide French republic

869 – Charles the Bare crowned king of Lotharingen

 

 

 

1003 – Leif Erikson lands in L’Anse aux MeadowsCanadabecoming the first European to reach America.

 

 

 

 

 

1192 – Richard Coeur de Leeuw leaves Jerusalem in disguise

1238 – James I of Aragon conquers Valencia and founds the Kingdom of Valencia.

1446 – Korean Hangual alphabet devised

1514 – King Louis XII of France marries Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII (sister of Henry VIII)

1595 – The Spanish army captures Cambrai.

1617 – Peace of Pavia (Spain & Savoye)

 

 

 

1635 – Religious dissident Roger Williams banished from Mass Bay Colony

 

 

 

 

 

 

1701 – Collegiate School of Ct (Yale U), chartered in New Haven

1708 – Battle at Lesnaya: Russian army captures Swedish convoy

1740 – Neth gov-general Adriaen Valckenier allows murder of 8000 Chinese inhabitants of Batavia

1760 – 7 Year’s War: Russian forces occupy Berlin.

1799 – British frigate HMS Lutine sinks off Dutch coast with the loss of 240 men and a cargo worth £1,200,000.

1804 – Hobart Tasmania founded

1806 – Prussia declares war on France.

.1837 – Steamboat “Home” sinks off Okracoke NC killing 100

1837 – Meeting at the U.S. Naval Academy establishes the U.S. Naval Institute.

 

 

 

1854 – The siege of Sebastopol begins.

 

 

 

 

 

1855 – Isaac Singer patents sewing machine motor

1855 – Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Mass patents 1st calliope

 

 

 

1864 – Battle of Tom’s Brook-Confederate cavalry that harassed Sheridan’s campaign is whipped by Custer & Merrit’s cavalry divisions

 

 

 

 

 

1865 – 1st US underground pipeline for carrying oil is laid in Pennsylvania

1872 – Aaron Montgomery started his mail-order business

1876 – 1st 2-way telephone conversation, 1st over outdoor wires

1877 – American Humane Association organizes (Cleveland)

 

 

 

1888 – Washington Monument opens for public admittance

 

 

 

 

 

1900 – 8.3 earthquake shakes Cape Yakataga, Alaska

1903 – 11″ (28.4 cm) rainfall in 24 hrs (NYC)

1909 – Ty Cobb steals home in World Series game

1914 – German troops take Antwerp in World War I

1915 – Gil Anderson races auto (165.1 km record) in Sheepshead Bay, NY

 

 

 

1930 – 1st transcontinental flight by a woman completedLaura Ingalls

 

 

 

 

 

1936 – Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to LA

1941 – A coup in Panama declares Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia Arango the new president.

1944 – British PM Winston Churchill arrives in Russia for talks with Stalin

1946 – 1st electric blanket manufactured; sold for $39.50

1947 – 1st telephone conversation between a moving car & a plane

1953 – British premier Winston Churchill aproves Guyanese Constitution

1953 – Conrad Adenauer elected West German chancellor

1958 – Israeli navy inaugrates it’s 1st submarine

1961 – Volcano eruptions on Tristan de Cunha (South Atlantic)

1962 – NASA civilian test pilot John B McKay takes X-15 to 39,200 m

1963 – British premier Harold MacMillan, resigns

 

 

 

1963 – Dam in Piave valley Italybreaks’ about 2,000 die

 

 

 

 

 

1963 – Hurricane Flora ravages Cuba & Haiti, kills 6,000

1965 – Beatles’ “Yesterday,” single goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks

1968 – Government seizes oil fields in Peru

1970 – Khmer Republic (Cambodia) declares independence

1973 – Elvis & Priscilla Presley divorce after 6 years

1973 – Israel announces loss of Bar-Lev defense line in Suez Canal

1974 – Frank Robinson became 1st Black baseball manager (Cleve Indians)

1974 – Race riot in Boston due to “busing”

 

 

 

1975 – Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1977 – Amy Alcott wins LPGA Houston Exchange Clubs Golf Classic

1977 – Soyuz 25 launched to Saluyt 6, but returned after failing to dock

1980 – Nobel prize for literature awarded to Czeslaw Milosz

1981 – Abolition of capital punishment in France.

1982 – Attack on synagouge in Rome, 1 dead

1983 – 4 South Korean government ministers assassinated in Rangoon Burma

 

 

 

1984 – Kathy Sullivan becomes 1st US woman to walk in space

 

Kathryn Sullivan (NASA Photo)

 

 

 

 

1985 – Central Park’s Strawberry Fields, dedicated

1986 – Senate convicted US District Judge Harry E Claiborne making him 5th federal official to be removed from office through impeachment

1987 – Japanese bank buys “Lady McGill” stamp for $1,100,000

1990 – David Hackett Souter, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

1990 – Radio stations around world play “Imagine” honoring John Lennon

1990 – Saddam threatens to hit Israel with a new missile

1992 – Great meteorite seen from Kentucky to NY

1992 – A 13 kilogram (est.) meteorite lands in the driveway of the Knapp residence in Peekskill, New York, destroying the family’s 1980 Chevrolet Malibu

1994 – Darmstadt creates element 110

1997 – Hurricane kills 123 in Acapulco Mexico

 

 

 

1999 – The last flight of the SR-71.

 

 

 

 

 

2001 – Second mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attack.

2006 – North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device.

2007 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at an all-time high.

2009 – First lunar impact of the Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts as part of NASA’s Lunar Precursor Robotic Program.

 

 

 

Births

1201 – Robert de Sorbonfounded Sorbonne UniversityParis

 

 

 

 

 

1221 – Salimbene di Adam, Italian chronicler

1261 – Dionysius, the Justified, king of Portugal (1279-1325)

1328 – King Peter I of Cyprus (d. 1369)

1581 – Claude G Bachet de Meziriac, French mathematician/theologist

1704 – Ján Andrej Segner, Slovak and German mathematician, physicist, and physician (d. 1777)

1757 – Charles X, reactionary king of France (1824-30); deposed

1822 – George Sykes, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1880

1823 – Mary Ann Shadd Cary, 1st black US newspaper publishers

1840 – Simeon Solomon, British artist (d. 1905)

1852 – Hermann Emil Fischer, Euskirchen, Rhine Province, chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 1919)

1858 – Gerard L F Philips, Dutch engineer/manufacturer (Philips)

 

 

 

1859 – Alfred Dreyfusaccused Jewish French officer (Dreyfus Affair)

 

 

 

 

 

1873 – Karl Schwarzschild, German astronomer (Schwarzschild effect)

1884 – Martin Elmer Johnson, explorer/photographer

1888 – Hank Patterson, Alabama, actor (Gunsmoke, Fred Ziffel-Green Acres)

1888 – Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin, Russian politician (d. 1938)

1892 – Ivo Andric, Yugoslavia, novelist (Bridge on Drina, Nobel Prize for Literature 1961)

 

 

 

1899 – Bruce CattonUShistorian/writer (Civil War)

 

 

 

 

 

1900 – Alastair Sim, Edinburgh Scot, actor (Christmas Carol, Stage Fright)

1908 – Harry Hooton, Australian poet (d. 1961)

1908 – Lee Wiley, American jazz singer (d. 1975)

 

 

 

1911 – Joe RosenthalAmerican photographer (d. 2006)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1918 – E Howard Hunt, Hamburg NY, involved in Watergate break-in

1918 – Lila Kedrova, Russian-born actress (d. 2000)

1920 – Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian author (d. 1976)

1924 – Robert A Rushworth, Madison Maine, test pilot (X-15)

1925 – Johnny Stompanato, American organized crime figure (d. 1958)

1928 – Einojuhani Rautavaara, Helsinki Finland, composer (Kaivos)

1931 – Tony Booth, British actor and father of Cherie Blair

1939 – O V Wright, rocker

1940 – Joe Pepitone, baseball 1st baseman (NY Yankee)

1940 – John Lennon[Winston/Ono], Liverpool, rocker/Beatle (Imagine), (d. 1980)

1941 – Brian Lamb, Founder of c-span

1943 – Mike Peters, American cartoonist

1944 – John Entwistle, London, rock guitarist/vocalist (Who-Baba O’Riley)

1944 – Nona Hendrix, R & B singer (Patti LaBelle & Blue Belles)

1945 – Jeannie C Riley, Texas, singer (Harper Valley PTA, Hee Haw)

1945 – Naftali Bon, Kapsabet Kenya, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1968)

 

 

 

1948 – Dave Samuelsvibraphonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)

 

All the Things You Are with Alfredo Naranjo

Morning Dance

Dave Samuels Trio

 

 

 

 

1948 – Jackson Browne, US Base in Germany, rock voclaist (Lawyers in Love)

1950 – Jody Williams, American teacher and aid worker, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

1952 – Sharon Osbourne, Brixton, South London, TV personality and wife of Ozzy Osbourne

1953 – Tony Shalhoub, actor (Antonio Scarpacci-Wings, Big Night)

1954 – Scott Bakula, St Louis MO, actor (Quantum Leap, Gung Ho, Murphy Brown)

1955 – Steve Ovett, England, runner (Olympics-800m gold, 1500m bronze-1980)

1957 – Yuri Vladimirovich Usachyov, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-18, TM-23)

1958 – Michael Pare, American actor

1961 – Julian Bailey, British racing driver

1964 – Guillermo del Toro, Mexican film director

1966 – Christopher Östlund, Swedish publisher and entrepreneur

1966 – David Cameron, British politician

1969 – P.J. Harvey, English musician

1970 – Annika Sorenstam, Stockholm Sweden, LPGA golfer (1995 US Women’s Open)

1971 – Simon Atlee, British photographer (d. 2004)

1973 – Terry Balsamo, American guitarist

1979 – Todd Kelly, Australian racing driver

1981 – Zachery Ty Bryan, Denver CO, actor (Brad-Home Improvement)

 

 

 

Deaths

1047 – Clemens II, [Suitger], Pope (1046-47), dies (b. 1005)

1253 – Grosseteste, an English scholar, dies at 78

1390 – Johan I, king of Castile (1379-90), dies

1423 – Frederik III of Blankenheim, bishop of Straatsburg/Utrecht, dies

1555 – Justus Jonas, German Protestant reformer (b. 1493)

1562 – Gabriele Falloppio, Italian anatomist and early advocate for the use of condoms. (b. 1523)

1597 – Ashikaga Yoshiaki, Japanese shogun (b. 1537)

1729 – Richard Blackmore, English physician and writer (b. 1654)

1806 – Benjamin Banneker, astronomer/mathematician, dies at 74

1831 – Joannis Capodistrias, Pres of Greece (1829-31), murdered

1906 – Joseph F Glidden, inventor (barbed wire), dies

1912 – Millie & Christine, Siamese twins, dies at 61

1918 – Michail V Alekseyev, Russian general (WW I), murdered at 60

1924 – Valery Bryusov, Russian writer and critic (b. 1873)

1934 – J-Louis-F Barthou, French writer/premier/foreign minister, murdered

1934 – King Alexander, of Yugoslavia, killed by Georgief (Croatian terrorist)

1943 – Gerard W Kerncamp, historian/editor-in-chief (Green Amsterdam), dies

1943 – Jan Dieters, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN), executed

1943 – Lou Jansen, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN), executed

1943 – Pieter Zeeman, naturalist (Nobel 1902), dies

1960 – Howard Glenn, NY Titan, dies of injuries sustain in this day’s game

1962 – Lulu McConnell, comediene (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 80

 

 

 

1967 – Ernesto “Che” Guevara, Argentine Marxist revolutionary and physician, executed in Bolivia at 39 (see also Uncurrent Events 10/08)

 

 

 

 

 

1968 – Pierre Mulele, Congolese rebel leader, executed

1974 – Oskar Schindler, German businessman (b. 1908)

1987 – Clare A Booth Luce, US diplomat/journalist, dies at 84

1988 – Felix Wankel, developer of Wankel rotary engine, dies

1991 – Thalmus Rasulala, actor (Blacula), dies of heart attack at 51

1993 – Geert de Vlaeminck, Belgian champion cyclist, dies at 26

1994 – Fred Lebow, US founder of New York Marathon, dies of cancer

1994 – James Hill, English director/screenwriter (Born Free), dies at 75

1995 – Alec Douglas-Home, PM of Britain (1963-64), dies

1995 – Phillip Jack Oppenheimer, diamond trader, dies at 83

1996 – Richard Clarkson, aerodynamicist, dies at 94

 

 

 

1999 – Milt JacksonAmerican jazz vibraphonist (b. 1923)

 

Round Midnight

Bag’s Groove

Take the “A” Train

How Long Blues with Ray Charles

 

 

 

 

1999 – Akhtar Hameed Khan, pioneer of Microcredit in developing countries (b. 1914)

2000 – Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1918)

2001 – Herbert Ross, American film director and producer (b. 1927)

2002 – Aileen Wournos, American serial killer sentenced to death (b. 1956)

2005 – Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (b. 1913)

2006 – Raymond Noorda, American co-founder and long time CEO of Novell (b. 1924)

2011 – Pavel Karelin, Russian skijumper (b. 1989)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

Events

 314 – Battle at Cibalae: emperor Constantine beats emperor Licinius

451 – Council of Chalcedon (4th ecumenical council) opens

 876 – Battle at Andernach: Louis the Young beats Charles the Bare

1075 – Dmitar Zvonimir is crowned king of Croatia.

1480 – Great standing on the Ugra river, a standoff between the forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde, and the Grand Duke Ivan III of Russia, which resulted in the retreat of the Tataro-Mongols and eventual disintegration of the Horde.

1604 – Supernova “Kepler’s nova” 1st sighted

1633 – Massachusetts Bay Colony forms its 1st government

 

 

 

1769 – Captain James Cook is the first European to land in New Zealand (Poverty bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

1806 – British forces lay siege to French port of Boulogne using Congreve rockets, invented by Sir William Congreve

1856 – Chinese police board British vessel Arrow, arrest 12 Chinese crewmen on suspicion of piracy & lower Brit flag, begins 2nd Anglo-Chinese War

1860 – Telegraph line between LA & SF opens

1862 – Battle of Perryville, KY-Confederate invasion halted

1862 – Otto von Bismarck becomes German republic chancellor

1865 – Earthquake in Santa Cruz Mountains

1871 – Gas explosion destroys Peshtigo, Wisconsin

 

 

 

1871 – Great Fire kills 200destroys over 4 square miles (10 square kmof Chicago buildings, & original Emancipation Proclamation

 

 

 

 

 

 

1873 – 1st women’s prison run by women opens at Indiana Reformatory Institute

1879 – War of the Pacific: the Chilean Navy defeats the Peruvian Navy in the Battle of Angamos, Peruvian Admiral Miguel Grau is killed in the encounter.

1896 – Dow Jones starts reporting an average of selected industrial stocks

 

 

 

1904 – 1st Vanderbilt Cup auto race (HicksvilleLong IslandNY)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1906 – Karl Nessler demonstrates 1st ‘permanent wave’ for hair, in London

 

 

 

1915 – Battle of Loosalmost 430,000 FrenchBritish & Germans killed

 

 

 

 

 

 

1918 – Sgt Alvin York single-handedly kills 25captures 132 Germans (see also Uncurrent Events 9/02)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1927 – Sea battle at Navarino (Greece freed of Ottoman occupation)

1934 – Bruno Hauptmann is indicted for murder of Lindbergh’s son

 

 

 

1942 – Fight at MatanikauGuadalcanal (John Hersey-Into the Valley)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1945 – Harry Truman announced atomic bomb secret shared with Britain & Canada

1946 – Kwo-less-shrew selects Gen Chiang Kai-shek as president of China

1952 – 2 trains collide with a derailed commuter train, kills 112 (England)

1952 – Chinese offensive in Korea

1955 – Worlds most powerful aircraft carrier, Saratoga (US), launched

1956 – Don Larsen, NY, pitches only perfect World Series game, vs Brooklyn

1957 – Soviet spy Jack Sobel sentenced to 7 years (NYC)

1957 – Turkish & Syrian border guards exchange fire

1961 – US Constellation crashes at Richmond Virginia, 74 die

1962 – Spiegel scandal: Der Spiegel publishes the article “Bedingt abwehrbereit” (“Conditionally prepared for defense”) about a NATO manoeuver called “Fallex 62″, which uncovered the sorry state of the Bundeswehr (Germany’s army) facing the communist threat from the east at the time. The magazine was soon accused of treason

 

 

 

 

1967 – Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1969 – The opening rally of the Days of Rage occursorganized by the Weather Underground in Chicago, Illinois.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1970 – Soviet author Alexander I Solzhenitsyn wins Nobel Prize for Literature

1971 – John Lennon releases his megahit “Imagine”

1972 – Harold Carmichael begins NFL streak of 127 consecutive game receptions

1974 – Franklin National Bank collapses due to fraud and mismanagement; at the time it was the largest bank failure in the history of the United States.

1980 – Bob Marley collapses on stage, brought to Sloan-Kettering Hospital

1980 – British Leyland starts selling Mini Metro

1981 – USAC appeals panel restores disputed Indy 500 victory to Bobby Unser

1981 – Pres Reagan greeted predecessors Jimmy Carter, Gerald R Ford & Richard Nixon before sending them to Egypt for Anwar Sadat’s funeral

1982 – Poland bans Solidarity & all labor unions

1985 – Little Richard seriously injured in a car accident

1986 – RUN DMC calls for a day of peace among LA street gangs

1988 – Fire in Seattle’s Space Needle causes evacuation, $2,000 damage

1990 – US doctors Joseph E Murray & E Donnall Thomas win Nobel Prize

1992 – Pioneer Venus Orbiter (1st Venus orbiter-1978), crashes into Venus

1995 – Dolphin’s Dan Marino breaks Tarkenton’s NFL career completions record

1999 – New Coligny Calendar, NCC, The beginning of a new era of the Coligny calendar, the oldest material Celtic calendar.

2001 – U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.

 

 

 

 

Births

1515 – Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox (d. 1578)

1619 – Philipp von Zesen, German poet/historian (Amsterdam)

1676 – Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish scholar (d. 1764)

1713 – Yechezkel Landau, Polish rabbi and Talmudist (d. 1793)

1715 – Michel Benoist, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1774)

1818 – John Henninger Reagan, Atty Gen (Confederacy)

1838 – John Milton Hay, politician (Union), died in 1905

1869 – J Frank Duryea, inventor (1st auto built & operated in US)

1883 – Otto Heinrich Warburg, German physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1970)

1883 – Dick Burnett, American musician (d. 1977)

1889 – C. E. Woolman, American airline founder (d. 1966)

 

 

 

1890 – Eddie Rickenbackeraviator “Ace of Aces” (WW I)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1900 – Geoffrey Alan Jellicoe, landscape architect

1910 – Gus Hall, American union organizer and head of the U.S. Communist Party (d. 2000)

1917 – Danny Murtaugh, baseball manager (Pittsburgh Pirates)

1917 – Billy Conn, American boxer (d. 1993)

 

 

 

1920 – Frank [Patrick] HerbertUSsci-fi author (Dune)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1927 – César Milstein, Argentine scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)

1934 – Doc Green, rocker (Drifters)

1936 – Rona Barrett, NYC, gossip columnist (Tomorrow Show)

1938 – David Willis, British journalist (BBC World Service)

 

 

 

1939 – Paul HoganAustraliaactor (Crocodile DundeeLightning Jack)

 

Paul Hogan’s Awesome Speech At The Oscars             Perce the Wino

                   Join the Australian Army                                                Alternative Olympics (Aussie Games)

Family Picnic                                                                 Leo Wanker Gets Towed

            S.W.A.T.T.                                                                    Commonwealth Religious Games

Dangers of Cycling                                                       A Fistful of Ravioli

 

 

 

 

 

1939 – Lynne Stewart, American civil liberties lawyer

1941 – Jesse Jackson, Greenville SC, clergyman/presidential candidate (D)

1943 – Chevy Chase, NYC, comedian/actor (SNL, Vacation, Fletch, Caddyshack)

1943 – R L Stine, Columbus, Ohio, children’s book writer (Goosebumps)

1945 – Roy Royer, rock guitarist (Procol Harum)

1947 – Yelena Ivanovna Dobrokvashina, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-15a)

1948 – Johnny Ramone [Cummings], Long Island, New York, American rock guitarist (Ramones)

1948 – Stefanie Marrian, Paris France, comedienne (Benny Hill Show)

1948 – Benjamin Cheever, American novelist and editor

1949 – Hamish Stuart, Scotland, guitarist/singer (Average White Band)

1949 – Michael Rose, rocker (Average White Band)

1949 – Sigourney Weaver [Susan Alexandra] , LA, actress (Alien, Working Girl)

1955 – Bill Elliott, auto racer (Daytona-1978)

 

 

 

1955 – Lonnie PitchfordAmerican blues musician

National Down Home Blues Festival

My Babe

If I had Possession Over Judgement Day

 

 

 

 

 

1956 – Janice E Voss Ford, South Bend Ind, PhD/Astronaut (STS 57, 63, 83, 94)

1958 – Steve Coll, American journalist

1959 – Carlos I Noriega, Lima Peru, astronaut (STS 84, sk 97)

1960 – Reed Hastings, American businessman and entrepreneur

1961 – Ted Kooshian, American jazz pianist

1962 – Bruno Thiry, Belgian rally driver

1964 – CeCe Winans, American singer

 

 

 

1965 – Matt BiondiUS 100m swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-84, 88, 92)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1965 – C-Jay Ramone, American musician (The Ramones)

1966 – Art Barr, American wrestler (d. 1994)

1972 – Dede Demet, Milwaukee Wisc, cyclist (Olympics-96)

1973 – Toby Haenen, Hobart Tasmania Aus, backstroke swimmer (Olympics-96)

1973 – Tracy Bonner, Webster Texas, diver (Olympics-96)

1977 – Anne-Caroline Chausson, French mountain-bike rider

1979 – [Gregory] Chad Petree, Shawne Oklahoma, rocker (PC Quest-Can You See)

1979 – Kristanna Loken, American actress

 

 

 

1983 – Travis PastranaAmerican motorsports competitor

 

 

 

 

Deaths

 705 – Abd al-Malik, kalief of Damascus, dies

976 – Jelena of Zadar, Croatian queen

1094 – St Mark, the Evangelist, buried in San Marcos minstery in Venice

1286 – John I of Dreux, Duke of Brittany (b. 1217)

1317 – Fushimi, Emperor of Japan (b. 1265)

1647 – Christian Sørensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer (b. 1562)

1652 – John Greaves, English mathematician (b. 1602)

1656 – Johann Georg I, ruler of Saxon (1611-56, Peace of Prague), dies at 71

1735 – Yongzheng Emperor of China (b. 1678)

1754 – Henry Fielding, English lawyer/author (Tom Jones), dies at 47

 

 

 

1793 – John HancockUS merchant/statesman (Decl of Independence), dies at 56

 

 

 

 

 

 

1862 – James Streshley Jackson, attorney/Union-brig-gen, dies in battle at 39

1862 – William Rufus Terrill, Union brig-general, dies in battle at 28

1864 – Thomas Jonathan Coffin Amory, US Union-brig-general, dies at about 34

 

 

 

1869 – Franklin Pierce14th president (1853-1857), dies in Concord NH at 64

 

 

 

 

 

 

1879 – Miguel Grau Seminario, Peruvian Admiral (b. 1834)

1931 – Sir John Monash, Australian soldier general (b. 1865)

1936 – William Henry Stark, American business leader (b. 1851)

1940 – Robert Emden, Swiss geo/astro physics (Gaskugeln), dies at 78

1942 – Sergei Chaplygin, Soviet engineer

1944 – Wendell Lewis Wilkie, Republican politician, dies at 52

1953 – Nigel Bruce, actor (Son of Lassie, Spider Woman), dies at 58

1967 – Clement R Attlee, premier pf Great Britain (1945-51), dies at 84

1982 – Fernando Lamas, actor/director (Lost World), dies of cancer at 67

1982 – Philip J Noel-Baker, English minister (Nobel 1959), dies at 92

1985 – Leon Klinghoffer, hijackers of Achille Lauro, threw him off boat

1990 – B.J. Wilson, English musician (Procol Harum) (b. 1947)

1995 – Christopher Keene, musician, dies at 48

1996 – Joseph Roy George Ralston, pilot, dies at 81

2004 – Jacques Derrida, French philosopher (b. 1930)

2004 – James Chace, American historian (b. 1931)

2006 – Mark Porter, New Zealand racing driver (b. 1975)

2008 – George Emil Palade, Romanian cell biologist (b. 1912)

2011 – Al Davis, American football executive (b. 1929)

2011 – Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist (b. 1941)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events 

3761 BC – The epoch (origin) of the modern Hebrew calendar (Proleptic Julian calendar).

1492 – Columbus misses Florida when he changed course

1513 – Battle of La Motta: Spanish troops under Ramón de Cardona defeat the Venetians.

1520 – 1st public burning of books in Netherlands, in Louvain

 

 

 

1571 – Battle of LepantoSaint League (Spain & Italydestroys Turkish fleet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1637 – Prince Frederik Henry occupies Breda

1690 – English attack Quebec under Louis de Buade

1737 – 40 foot waves sink 20,000 small craft & kill 300,000 (Bengal, India)

1763 – George III of Great Britain issues Proclamation of 1763, closing lands in North America north & west of Alleghenies to white settlement

1765 – Stamp Act Congress convenes in NY

 

 

 

 

1777 – Americans beat Brits in 2nd Battle oSaratoga & Battle of Bemis Hts(see also Uncurrent Events 9/19)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1780 – British defeated by American militia near Kings MountainSC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1806 – Carbon paper patented in London by inventor Ralph Wedgewood

1825 – Miramichi Fire, disaster in New Brunswick

1856 – Cyrus Chambers Jr patents folding machine that folds book & newspapers

 

 

 

1864 – Naval Engagement at Bahia Harbor Brazil-CSS Florida vs USS Wachusett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1868 – Cornell University (Ithaca NY) opens

1870 – Leon Gambetta flees Paris in balloon

1871 – 16-hour fire injures 30 of Chicago’s 185 firefighters

1907 – France’s Henry Farman flies 30m in a double decker plane

1913 – Henry Ford institutes moving assembly line

1915 – Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland College 222-0 in football (record)

1916 – 222 points are scored in a football game between Georgia Tech & Cumberland University of Lebanon, Tennessee

1922 – 1st radio link, WNJ (Newark) & WGY (Senectady) link for World Series

1928 – Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10 miles (50:15.0)

1931 – 1st infra-red photograph, Rochester, NY
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1941 – German army occupies Viarma, USSR

1942 – 1 salvo Katjoesja-rocket destroys nazi battalion in Stalingrad

1942 – US & British government announce establishment of United Nations

1944 – Fieldmarshal Rommel gets order to return to Berlin

 

 

 

1944 – Uprising at AuschwitzJews burn down crematoriums

 

 

 

 

 

 

1944 – Uprising at Birkenau concentration camp

1945 – Dutch author A M de Jong’s murderer Ton van Gog escapes

 

 

 

1950 – US forces invade Korea by crossing 38th parallel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1950 – Walter Bedell Smith replaces Roscoe H Hillenkoetter as 4th CIA head

1951 – David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government

 

 

 

1955 – Aircraft carrier USS Saratoga at Brooklyn launched

 

 

 

 

 

 

1957 – “American Bandstand” premieres

1958 – Potter Stewart appointed to US Supreme Court

1958 – US manned space-flight project renamed Project Mercury

1959 – Far side of Moon seen for 1st time, compliments of USSR’s Luna 3

1960 – “Route 66″ premieres

1960 – 2nd JFK & Richard Nixon debate

1963 – Hurricane Flora hits Haiti & Dominican Republic, kills 7,190

1965 – Charles Linster does 6,006 consecutive push-ups

1968 – Motion Picture Association of America adopts film rating system

1977 – Guitarist Steve Hackett quits Genesis

1977 – USSR adopts constitution

1982 – Cats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.

1984 – Walter Payton passes Jim Brown as NFL’s career rushing leader

1985 – Lynette Woodward, chosen as 1st woman on Harlem Globetrotters

 

 

 

 

1985 – PLO terrorists seize Italian cruise liner Achille Lauro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1990 – Israel begins handing out gas masks to its citizens

1991 – Child star Adam Rich arrested for stealing hypodermics

1991 – Scorecard Harry, Space Appeal & Cafe Lex in 9th race at Belmont, creating 2nd triple dead heat in NY thoroughbred racing history

 

 

 

 

1991 – Law Professor Anita Hill accuses Supreme nominee Clarence Thomas of making sexually inappropriate comments to her

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2001 – The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan starts with an air assault and covert operations on the ground.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2003 – Gray Davis is recalled as Governor of California, three years before the official end of his office term. Film star Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected Governor.

2004 – King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates.

 

 

 

 

Births

1573 – William Laud, English archbishop of Canterbury (1633-45)

1576 – John Marston, English writer (d. 1634)

1713 – Granville Elliott, British military officer (d. 1759)

 

 

 

 

1728 – Caesar RodneyDelawarejudge/signer (Declaration of Independence)

 

 

 

 

 

1734 – Ralph Abercromby, English army commander (Dutch Guyana)

1798 – Jean B Vuillaume, French violin maker (octobas)

1817 – Bushrod Rust Johnson, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1880

1854 – Christiaan R de Wet, South African rebel leader, politician and general in the Boer War

1866 – Martha McChesney Berry, US, founded Berry School for Children

 

 

 

1885 – Niels BohrDenmarkphysicistexpanded quantum physics (Nobel 1922)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1896 – Elijah Muhammad, US, leader of Nation of Islam

1900 – Heinrich Himmler, a leading Nazi and head of the Gestapo

 

 

 

1905 – Andy Devine, [Jeremiah Schwartz], Flagstaff Azactor (Andy’s Gang)

 

Froggy the Gremlin

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

 

 

 

 

1906 – James E Webb, head of NASA (1961-68)

1910 – Henry P. McIlhenny, American philanthropist (d. 1986)

1911 – Joe Jones, Chicago IL, drummer

1911 – Vaughn Monroe, Akron Oh, singer/orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show)

1913 – Irina Nijinska, Russian/US dancer

1916 – Walt W Rostow, NYC, economist (Politics & Stages of Growth)

1917 – Helmut Dantine, Vienna Austria, actor (Shadow of the Cloak)

1917 – June Allyson, Bronx, actress (Till the Clouds Roll By, Vegas)

1927 – Al Martino, Phila, singer (Here in My Heart)/actor (Godfather)

1927 – Ronald Laing, British psychiatrist (anti-psychiatrist)

1929 – Harold Zirin, Boston, Massachusetts, astronomer, (d. 2012)

1931 – Desmond Tutu, Anglican Archbishop of S Afr (Nobel Peace Prize 1982)

 

 

 

1939 – Colin Cooperrocker (Climax Blues Band)

 

Couldn’t Get It Right

Come On In My Kitchen

So Many Roads

Take Me Back To Georgia

 

 

 

 

1940 – Dino Valenti, rock guitarist/vocalist (Quicksilver Messenger Service)

 

 

 

1943 – Oliver L NorthUS colonel (Irangate)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1944 – Donald Tsang, current Chief executive of Hong Kong

1949 – Dave Hope, rock bassist (Kansas)

1949 – Kieran Kane, Queens NY, singer (O’Kanes-Daddies Need to Grow Up Too)

1951 – John Cougar Mellencamp, Seymour Indiana, rocker (Jack & Diane)

1952 – Ludmila Tourischeva, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1972)

1952 – Vladimir Putin, Russian politician

1953 – Tico Torres, rock drummer (Bon Jovi-Always)

 

 

 

1955 – Yo-Yo MaParis Franceworld famous Chinese cellist

 

Elgar Cello Concerto, 1st mvmt

Yo-Yo Ma &Bobby McFerrin

Empire State Of Mind

 

 

 

 

1955 – Ralph Johnson, American computer scientist

1959 – Simon Cowell, Lambeth, London, recording executive and television producer (X-Factor, American Idol)

1960 – Viktor Lazlo, Belgian singer

1961 – Judy Landers, Phila, actress (Vega$, BJ & the Bear, Madame’s Place)

1971 – Paul Hannam, Vancouver BC, 470 yachter (Olympics-96)

1974 – Shannon MacMillan, Syosset NY, soccer forward (Olympics-96)

1975 – Billy Walsh, Summit NJ, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96)

1976 – Taylor Hicks, American musician

1976 – Rachel McAdams, Canadian actress

1976 – Marc Coma, Spanish motorcycle racer

1977 – Clayton Miller, Toronto Ontario, trap shooter (Olympics-96)

 

Deaths

290 – [Christian] Sergius, roman soldier/martyred saint, decapitated

929 – Charles III, the Plain, King of France (893-929), dies

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

1488 – Andrea del Verrochio, sculptor/painter/goldsmith, dies at about 52

 

 

 

1571 – Ali PashaTurkish fleet commanderdies in battle

 

 

 

 

 

 

1620 – Stanisław Żółkiewski, Polish military leader (b. 1547)

1639 – John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam), dies at 68

 

 

 

1780 – Patrick FergusonEnglish major in SCdies in battle at 36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1792 – George MasonAmerican statesman (b. 1725)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1796 – Thomas Reid, Scottish philosopher (b. 1710)

 

 

 

1849 – Edgar Allen Poepoet (Raven), dies in Balt at 40 (see also Uncurrent Events 10/3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1864 – John Gregg, US judge/Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 36

1894 – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., American writer (b. 1809)

1939 – Harvey (William) Cushing, US neurologist, dies at 70

1951 – Anton F Philips, CEO (Philips), dies at 77

 

 

 

1956 – Clarence BirdseyeAmerican inventor (b. 1886)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1959 – Mario Lanza, opera singer, dies at 38 of a heart attack

 

 

 

1988 – Billy Danielssingerdies of cancer at 73

 

 

THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC

JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS

SWAY

 

 

 

 

 

1991 – Leo Durocher, baseball coach/manager (Dodgers, Giants), dies at 86

1992 – Allan Bloom, author (Closing of the American Mind), dies at 62

1992 – Ed Blackwell, US jazz drummer (Quartet), dies

1994 – Niels Kaj Jerne, Danish immunologist (Nobel prize 1984), dies at 82

1995 – Ariston Muguranayanga Chambati, politician/businessman, dies at 59

1995 – Louis Meyer, Indie 500 racer (3 wins), dies at 91

 

 

 

2001 – HerblockAmerican cartoonist (b. 1909)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2003 – Wally George, American conservative TV commentator (b. 1931)

2004 – Ken Bigley, British civil engineer, kidnapped and murdered in Iraq (b. 1942)

2006 – Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist (b. 1958)

2007 – Norifumi Abe, Japanese motorcycle racer (b. 1975)

2009 – Irving Penn, American photographer (b. 1917)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events

105 BC – Battle of ArausioThe Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

68 BC – Battle of Artaxata: Lucullus averts the bad omen of this day by defeating Tigranes the Great of Armenia.

1567 – Duke of Alva becomes land guardian of Netherlands

1683 – 13 Mennonite families from Germany found Germantown Pa (Phila)

 

1781 – Americans & French begin siege of Cornwallis at Yorktownlast battle of Revolutionary War

 

 

 

 

 

 

1783 – Benjamin Hanks patents self-winding clock

1789 – French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October

1849 – The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence.

1854 – The Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead started shortly after midnight, leading to 53 deaths and hundreds injured.

1857 – American Chess Association organized; 1st major US chess tournament (NYC)

1861 – Naval Engagement at Charleston, SC USS Flag vs BR Alert

1866 – 1st train robbery in US (Reno Brothers take $13,000)

1882 – 1st World Series game, Cincinnati (AA) beats Chicago (NL) 4-0

 

 

 

1884 – Naval War College forms in Newport RI

 

 

 

 

 

 

1889 – Moulin Rogue opens in Paris

 

 

 

1889 – Thomas Edison shows his 1st motion picture

 

 

 

 

 

 

1890 – Mormon Church outlaws polyg

1893 – Nabisco Foods invents Cream of Wheat

1906 – The Majlis of Iran convened for the first time.

1911 – Beatrix van Rijk becomes 1st licensed Dutch woman pilot

1911 – Cy Young’s farewell appearance in a major league game is a letdown as he loses to Brooklyn 13-3 in a Braves uniform in his 906th game

1918 – US ship Otranto sinks between Scotland & Ireland, 425 die

1923 – 1st NL unassisted triple play (Ernie Padgett, Braves against Phillies)

1923 – US lt Al Williams fly 392.2 KPH (record)

1928 – Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek becomes president of China

1928 – Josip Broz (Tito) sentenced to 5 years in jail

1939 – Last Polish army is defeated in World War II.

1942 – Allied assault on oil installations of Bula Ceram

1943 – Battle at Vella Lavella, Solomon Island

1944 – Canadians free Austria

1944 – Soviets march into Hungary & Czechoslovakia

 

 

 

1956 – Dr Albert Sabin discovers oral polio vaccine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1958 – US nuclear sub USS Seawolfe remains record 60 days under pole

1959 – Soviet Luna 3, 1st successful photographic spacecraft, impacts Moon

1961 – JFK advises Americans to build fallout shelters

1963 – LA Dodgers sweep NY Yankees, in 60th World Series

1966 – Partial meltdown at Detroits’s Fermi 1 nuclear reactor

1967 – Haight-Ashbury hippies throw a funeral to mark end of hippies

 

 

 

1973 – Yom Kippur War begins as Syria & Egypt attack Israel

 

 

 

 

 

1976 – Cubana Flight 455 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean after two bombs, placed by terrorists with connections to the CIA, exploded onboard shortly after taking off from Bridgetown, Barbados. All 73 people on-board were killed.

1979 – Harry Drake set long distance footbow shot record of 2,006 yds 1’9″

1979 – Pope John Paul II is 1st Pope to visit White House

 

 

 

1982 – Auburn’s Al Del Greco kicks 6 field goals

 

 

 

 

 

1983 – NY Jets announce they are leaving Shea for Meadowlands

1986 – Russian nuclear sub sinks in Atlantic Ocean

1990 – Spacecraft Ulysses launched towards pole of Sun

1990 – US 67th manned space mission STS 41 (Discovery 11) launches into orbit

1993 – Sydney Australia Stock Market index above 2000, for 1st time

1995 – 51 Pegasi was discovered to be the first major star apart from the Sun to have a planet (and extrasolar planet) orbiting around it.

1996 – Bob Dole & Pres Bill Clinton meet in their 1st debate

2002 – Opus Dei founder Josemaría Escrivá is canonized.

2007 – Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.

 

 

 

 

Births

1289 – King Wenceslaus III of Bohemia (d. 1306)

1459 – Martin Behaim, German navigator and geographer (d. 1507)

1610 – Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French soldier (d. 1690)

 

 

 

1744 – James McGillScottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1813)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1803 – Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, German physicist (d. 1879)

1820 – Jenny Lind, Swedish soprano (d. 1887)

 

 

 

 

1846 – George Westinghouse,Central BridgeNew Yorkentrepreneurengineer  (d. 1914)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1849 – Basil Zaharoff, arms dealer, “merchant of death”

1884 – Lloyd Spooner, US, marksman (Olympic-4 gold/1 silver/2 bronze-1920)

1887 – Le Corbusier [Charles Jeanneret], La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, architect/city planner/artist (Urbanisme), (d. 1965)

1887 – MartinLuis Guzman, Mexico, novelist (Eagle & the Serpent)

1903 – Ernest Walton, Irish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)

 

 

 

1905 – Helen N Willis Moodytennis pro (8 Wimbledon titles 1927-1938)(US Open 1923-25, 27-29, 31)

 

 

 

 

 

1906 – Janet Gaynor, Philadelphia, actress (Sunrise, A Star Is Born)

1909 – Carol Lombard, Ft Wayne IN, actress (My Man Godfrey, In Name Only)

 

 

 

1914 – Thor HeyerdahlNorwayanthropologist/explorer (Kon TikiAku-Aku)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1921 – Yevgeniy Landis, Russian mathematician (d. 1997)

1925 – Shana Alexander, NYC, journalist (60 Minutes)

1926 – Alan Copeland, LA California, orchestra leader/singer (Your Hit Parade)

1926 – Cyril Reuben, violinist

1930 – Hafez al Assad, president (Syria)

1931 – Fred Graham, newscaster/journalist (CBS News, Court TV)

1933 – Horst Bingle, writer

1935 – Bruno Sammartino, Italian strongman and professional wrestler

1936 – Glenn Hild, race horse trainer

 

 

1942 – Britt EklandStockholm Swedenactress (Wicker ManAsylum)

 

 

 

 

 

1944 – José Carlos Pace, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1977)

1947 – Aleksandr Stepanovich Andryushkov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut

1948 – Gerry Adams, Northern Irish politician

 

 

 

1950 – David BrinUSsci-fi author (HugoNebulaSundiverPostman)

 

 

 

 

 

1954 – David Hidalgo, American musician (Los Lobos, Latin Playboys)

1956 – Stephanie Zimbalist, NYC, actress (Remington Steele, Centennial)

1956 – Kathleen Webb, American comic book writer and artist

1959 – [Dennis Ray] “Oil Can” Boyd, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)

1963 – Elisabeth Shue, Wilmington, Delaware, actress (Cocktail, Adv in Babysitting)

1965 – Jim Sharp, US rodeo rider (Las Vegas 1988)

1971 – Phil Bennett, British racing driver

1973 – Rebecca Lobo, Mass, WNBA center (Olympics-gold-96)/(NY Liberty)

1973 – Jeff Davis, American comedian

1974 – Jeremy Sisto, American actor

1975 – Ines Sainz, Miss Spain Universe (1997)

1986 – Olivia Thirlby, American actress

1992 – Rhyon Nicole Brown, American actress

1995 – Jessica Lunsford, American kidnapping victim (d. 2005)

1998 – Mia  Herrlin , American Child Star 

 

 

Deaths

404 – Eudoxia Aelia, empress of Austria, dies

877 – Charles II the Kale, King of France/Roman emperor (875-77), dies at 54

877 – Charles the Bald (b. 823)

1072 – Sancho II, king of Castile (1065-72), murdered

1101 – Bruno of Cologne, German founder of the Carthusian order

1413 – Dawit I, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1382)

1542 – Thomas Wyatt, English poet (b. 1503)

1585 – Luca Cambiaso, Italian painter/sculptor, dies

1641 – Matthijs H Quast, fleet guardian (Gold Islands), dies in battle

1644 – Isabella van Bourbon, French princess of Henri IV, dies

1644 – Elisabeth of Bourbon, wife of Philip IV of Spain (b. 1602)

1651 – Heinrich Albert, German composer (Arien oder Melodien), dies at 47

1661 – Guru Har Rai, seventh Sikh Guru

1688 – Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, English statesman (b. 1652)

1880 – Benjamin Pierce, US mathematician/astronomer, dies

 

 

 

1892 – Alfred (LordTennysonwriterdies at 83

 

 

 

 

 

1905 – Ferdinand von Richthofen, German geographer/explorer, dies

1912 – August Beernaert, Belgian premier (1884-94, Nobel 1909), dies at 83

1951 – Otto Fritz Meyerhof, German-born physician and biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1884)

1951 – Will Keith Kellogg, American food manufacturer (b. 1860)

1962 – Tod Browning, American film director (b. 1880)

1968 – Phyllis Nicolson, British mathematician (b. 1917)

1969 – Walter Hagen, US PGA golfer (US Open 1914, 19), dies at 76

1973 – Sidney Blackmer, actor (Love Crazy), dies of cancer at 58

1974 – Helmuth Koinigg, Austrian Formula One driver (b. 1948)

 

 

 

1981 – [MohammedAnwar al-Sadatpres Egypt (1970-81), assassinated at 62

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1984 – George S Simpson, US paleontologist, dies at 82

 

 

 

1985 – Nelson RiddleAmerican bandleader (b. 1921)

 

 

Route 66                               To The Batmobile!

Darn That Dream              All The Things You Are with Ella Fitzgerald

Winchester Cathedral

 

 

 

 

 

 

1989 – Bette [Ruth E] Davis, actress (All About Eve, White Mama), dies at 81

1992 – Denholm Elliott, English actor (Raiders of Lost Ark), dies at 70

1993 – Agnes de Mille, US dancer/choreographer (Oklahoma!), dies at 88

1993 – Larry Walters, American “lawn chair” pilot (b. 1949)

1996 – Ted Bessell, director/actor (That Girl), dies of an aneurism at 61

1999 – Gorilla Monsoon, American professional wrestler/commentator (b. 1937)

2003 – Timothy Treadwell, American environmentalist (b. 1957)

2007 – Bud Ekins, American stuntman (b. 1930)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

610 – Heraclius’ fleet takes Constantinople

869 – 4th Council of Constantinople (8th ecumenical council) opens

1349 – Paris’ theologist Jean de Fayt warns for flagellanten at Avignon

1550 – Foundation of Concepción, city in Chile.

1568 – Conference of York begins: trial against Mary Stuart

1568 – Willem of Oranges army occupies Brabant

1665 – The University of Kiel is founded.

 

 

 

 

1813 – Battle of Thames in CanadaAmericans defeat British

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1863 – Confederate sub David damages Union ship Ironsides

 

File:CSS David drawing.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1864 – Battle of Allatoona1/3 of Union troops die repulsing South

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1864 – Most of Calcutta destroyed by cyclone (approx 60,000 die)

1869 – A strong hurricane devastates the Bay of Fundy region of Maritime Canada. The storm had been predicted over a year before by a British naval officer.

1877 – Chief Joseph surrenders, ending Nez Perce War

 

 

 

 

1892 – Dalton Gang ends in shoot-out in CoffevilleKansas bank holdup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1905 – Orville/Wilbur Wright’s “Flyer III” flight 38.5 km in 38.3″

 

 

 

 

 

 

1914 – World War I first aerial combat resulting in a kill.

1923 – Edwin Hubble identifies Cepheid variable star

1924 – 1st Little Orphan Annie-strip appears in NYC Daily News

1931 – 1st nonstop transpacific flight, Japan to Wash (Herndon & Pangborn)

1945 – “Meet the Press” premieres on radio

1945 – Hollywood Black Friday: A six month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers’ studios.

1947 – 1st Presidential address televised from White House- Harry Truman

1949 – WOR (now WWOR) TV channel 9 in NY-Secaucus, NY (IND) begins

1953 – Earl Warren sworn in as 14th chief justice of US

1953 – The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held.

1954 – Hurricane Hazel hits Eastern US

1957 – Yugoslav dissident Milovan Djilos sentenced to 7 years

1962 – Beatles release their 1st record “Love Me Do”

1965 – Chuck Linster performs 6,006 consecutive push-ups

1965 – Dick McInnes stays aloft almost 12 hours in a kite

 

 

 

 

1969 – Monty Python’s Flying Circus begins airing on BBC (see UE 8/17 , 9/16 , 10/4 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1970 – John Creach, joins Jefferson Airplane

1970 – Quebec separatists kidnap British trade commissioner James Cross

1970 – PBS became a television network.
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1974 – Guildford pub bombing by the IRA leaves 5 dead and 65 injured.

1978 – Over 30 major nations ratify the Environmental Modification Convention which prohibits environmental modification techniques

1981 – Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg becomes an honarary American

1982 – Unmanned rocket sled reaches 9,851 kph at White Sands, NM

 

 

 

 

1983 – Lech Walesa wins Nobel Peace Prize(see Uncurrent Events 9/29 Births)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1984 – 13th Space Shuttle Mission (41-G)-Challenger 6-launched

1986 – London Sunday Times reports Israel is stocking nuclear arms

1988 – Brazil adopts its Constitution

1988 – Israel bans Meir Kahane’s Kach Party on grounds of racism

1990 – Cincinnati jury acquits art gallery of obsentity (Mappelthorpe photos)

1991 – The first official version of the Linux kernel, version 0.02, is released.

1999 – The Ladbroke Grove rail crash in west London kills 31 people.

2000 – Mass demonstrations in Belgrade lead to resignation of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milošević. These demonstrations are often called the Bulldozer Revolution.

2001 – Robert Stevens becomes the first victim in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

 

 

 

 

Births

1458 – Kazimierz de Saint, Polish ruler/saint

1626 – Johann Schop, composer

1641 – Françoise-Athénaïs, marquise de Montespan, French mistress of King Louis XIV of France (d. 1707)

1713 – Denis Diderot, Langres, France, enlightenment philosopher (Encyclopédie), (d. 1784)

1715 – Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau, French economist (d. 1789)

1792 – Joseph Crosfield, English soap and alkali manufacturer (d. 1844)

1795 – Alexander Keith, Scottish-born Canadian brewer (d. 1873)

 

 

 

 

1804 – Robert Parker ParrottInventordied in 1877

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1829 – Chester A. ArthurFairfield Vt, (Republican21st American President (1881-85)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1840 – John Addington Symonds, Brit historian/writer (Probs in Greek Ethics)

1863 – Ludwig Borchardt, German Egyptologist

1864 – Louis Lumière, with brother Auguste made 1st motion picture in 1895

1892 – Remington Kellogg, American naturalist (d. 1969)

 

 

 

1895 – Walter Bedell SmithUS general (WW II)/head of CIA (1950-52)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1902 – Larry Fine, [Laurence Feinberg], PA, comedian (3 Stooges)

 

 

Larry Gets His REVENGE!!!

Larry Fine at Woodstock

Disorder in the Court

 

 

 

 

 

1902 – Ray KrocOak Park, Illinoisfast food entrepreneur (MacDonalds), (d. 1984)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1903 – M. King Hubbert, American geophysicist (d. 1989)

1904 – George Chesterman Phillips, naval officer

1913 – Eugene Bennett Fluckey American Navy Submariner (d. 2007)

1919 – Allen Ludden, Mineral Point Wisc, TV host (Password)

1919 – Donald Pleasence, Worksop England, actor (Fantastic Voyage, Halloween)

1923 – Philip Berrigan, militant priest (Chicago 7)

1924 – Bill Dana, Quincy Mass, comedian/actor (Jose Jimenez)

1926 – Willi Unsoeld, American climber (d. 1979)

1929 – Richard F Gordon Jr, Seattle, Capt USN/astronaut (Gemini 11, Apol 12)

 

 

 

1936 – Vaclav Havelwriter/pres Czechoslovakia (1989-92)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1942 – Richard Street, Detroit Mi, rocker (Temptations)

 

 

 

 

1943 – Steve MillerMilwaukeerocker (AbracadabraSpace Cowboy)

The Joker

Space Cowboy

Fly Like An Eagle

 

 

 

 

 

1949 – B. W. Stevenson, American singer (d. 1988)

1950 – Jeff Conaway, NYC, actor (Bobby-Taxi, Loving)

1952 – Clive Barker, English author and film director (Hellraiser, Lord of Illusions)

1954 – Bob Geldof, rocker

1957 – Bernie Mac, American comedian (d. 2008)

1958 – Brent W Jett Jr, Pontiac Mich, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 72, sk:81)

1958 – André Kuipers, Dutch astronaut

1959 – Troy Luccketta, rock drummer (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)

 

 

 

 

1962 – Michael AndrettiIndy-car racer/Auto Hall of Fame (elected 1986)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1969 – Karyn Parsons, actress (Hilary-Fresh Prince of Bel Air) [or Oct 8 66]

1974 – Rich Franklin, American Mixed Martial Artist

1975 – Kate Winslet, Reading Engld, actress (Titanic, Jude, Hamlet, Get Back)

1976 – J. J. Yeley, American race car driver

1977 – Lia Rousset, Alhambra California, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)

1980 – Paul Thomas, American bassist (Good Charlotte)

 

 

 

 

Deaths

578 – Justinus II, Byzantine emperor (565-78), dies

1056 – Henry III, RC German King (1039-56), dies

1111 – Robrecht II of Jerusalem, Count of Flanders (1st Crusader), dies

1285 – Philippe III, the Stout, King of France (1270-85), dies

1399 – Raymundus of Capua, Italian general, dies

1496 – Ferdinand II, king of Naples, dies

1777 – Ján Andrej Segner, Slovak and German mathematician, physicist, and physician (b. 1704)

1787 – Thomas Stone, US attorney/signer (Dec of Ind), dies at about 44

1791 – Grigori Potemkin, Russian statesman (b. 1739)

 

 

 

 

1805 – Charles Cornwallis1st Marquess CornwallisBritish general (b. 1738)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1813 – TecumsehUS Shawnee-chief/English Gen (Battle of Thames), dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

1930 – Christopher Birdwood Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson, British military officer (b. 1875)

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

 

 

 

1941 – Louis D Brandeis1st Jewish Supreme Court Judge (1916-39), dies at 84

 

 

 

 

 

 

1967 – Clifton C Williams Jr, astronaut, dies at 35, in T-38 jet crash

1976 – Lars Onsager, Norwegian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)

1979 – Charlie Smith, oldest American (137 year), dies

1983 – Earl Tupper, American inventor (b. 1907)

1984 – Leonard Rossiter, actor (2001, Water), dies of a heart attack at 57

1986 – Hall B Wallis, US movie production (Barefoot in Park), dies at 87

1986 – Mike Burgmann, Australian racing driver (b. 1947)

1990 – Meir Kahane, founder of Jewish defense league, assassinated at 58

1992 – Eddie Kendricks, singer (Temptations), dies of lung cancer at 52

1993 – Karl G Henize, astronaut (STS 51-F), dies of heart failure at 66

1996 – Seymour Cray, computer designer, dies in auto accident at 71

2003 – Timothy Treadwell, American bear enthusiast featured in Grizzly Man (b. 1957)

 

 

 

 

2004 – Rodney DangerfieldAmerican comedian (b. 1921)

 

 

Standup Routine                       Caddyshack 

Rappin’ Rodney                        Back to School – Triple Lindy

First Economics Class              Funiculi, Funicula

 

 

 

 

 

2011 – Steve JobsAmerican Businessmanco-founder and CEO of Apple, dies from respiratory arrest at 56

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011 – Charles Napier, American actor (b. 1936)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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