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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

498 - St Symmachus begins his reign as Pope replacing Anastasius II

845 - 845 : the first King of all Brittany, Nominoe defeats the Frankish king Charles the Bald at the Battle of Ballon near Redon.

1221 - Frederik II Hohenstaufen crowned Roman-German Emperor

1346 - Street fights in Utrecht, Hollandsgezinde Gunterlingen statements

 

 

 

1497 - Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounds Cape of Good Hope

 

 

 

 

 

1574 - Discovery of the Juan Fernández Islands off Chile.

1675 - English king Charles II adjourns parliament

1714 - King Karel XII leaves Turkish captivity to return to Sweden

 

 

 

1718 - Off the coast of North CarolinaBritish pirate Edward Teach (“Blackbeard”is killed in battle with a boarding party led by Lieutenant Robert Maynard

 

 

 

 

 

1794 - Strasbourg Alsace-Lorraine, prohibits circumcision & wearing of beards

1809 - Peregrine Williamson of Baltimore patents a steel pen

1842 - Mount St Helens in Washington, erupts

1861 - Battle of Ft McRee, FL

 

 

 

1864 - American Civil War Battle at GriswoldvilleGeorgiaends after 650 casualties

 

 

 

 

 

1864 - Union General O Howard orders plunderers, shot to death

1872 - Franz Grillparzer’s “Die Judin von Toledo,” premieres in Prague

1884 - T Thomas Fortune starts NY Freeman (NY Age) newspaper

1886 - Victoria Street Cable Tram route begins in Melbourne, Australia

1898 - Opera “Iris” premieres (Rome)

1899 - -23] Battle at Willow Grange, Natal (British vs Boer army)

1910 - Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs

1914 - Ypres Belgium burned by German bombing

1919 - Labor conference committee in US urges 8-hour work day & 48-hour week

1925 - Red Grange signs with Chicago Bears directly out of college

1926 - Imperial Conference ends-giving autonomy inside Brit Commonwealth

1927 - 1st snowmobile patent granted to Carl Eliason (Sayner Wisc)

1928 - “Bolero” by Maurice Ravel, 1st performed publicly (Paris)

1930 - Elijah Muhammad forms Nation of Islam in Detroit

1932 - Pump patented that computes quantity & price delivered

1934 - “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” 1st heard on Eddie Cantor’s show

 

 

 

1935 - China Clipper (flying boattook off from Alameda, Californiacarrying 100,000 pieces of mail on 1st trans-Pacific airmail flight

 

 

 

 

 

1940 - 500 students in Delft demonstrate against nazis

1941 - British cruiser Devonshire sinks German sub Atlantis

1941 - NZ troops conquer Ft Capuzzo Libya

1942 - Gen-major Rodins 26th Pantser corp recaptures Ostrov

1942 - Hitler orders Rommels African corps to fight to last man

1943 - FDR, Churchill & Chiang Kai-shek meet to discuss ways to defeat Japan

1943 - RAF begins air bombing of Berlin

1943 - US troops land on Abemada, Gilbert Island

1944 - Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry occupies Hoven at Geilenkirchen

1950 - 7,021 see lowest NBA score, Ft Wayne Pistons 19, Minneapolis Lakers 18

1950 - 79 die in a train crash in Richmond Hills NY

1954 - Humane Society forms

1955 - RCA Victor’s best investment paying $25,000 to Sun Records & Sam Philips for rights to Elvis Presley, a truck driver from Tupelo Miss

1957 - Miles Davis Quintet debuts a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in NY

1957 - Simon & Garfunkel appear on “American Bandstand” as “Tom & Jerry”

1961 - Frank Robinson is 1st to win MVPs in both major leagues

1961 - St Louis Hawk Bob Pettit sets NBA record, hitting 19 of 19 free throws

1961 - Producers Albert Broccoli & Harry Saltzman announce expensive publicity campaign to make Sean Connery (James Bond) a star

 

 

 

1963 - American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in DallasTexas

 

 

 

 

 

1965 - Muhammad Ali TKOs Floyd Patterson in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1967 - BBC unofficially bans “I Am the Walrus” by Beatles

1967 - Silver hits record $2.17 an ounce in New York

1968 - 1st interracial TV kiss (Star Trek-Kirk & Uhura)

1968 - Beatles release “Beatles,” (White Album) their only double album

1972 - US ends 22 year travel ban to China

1976 - Comic strip “Cathy,” by Cathy Guisewhite, de1

1977 - Regular Concorde passenger service between NY & Europe begins

1977 - First three nodes of the ARPAnet are connected, in what would eventually become the Internet.

1981 - SD Charger Dan Fouts passes for 6 touchdowns vs Oakland (55-21)

1985 - Largest swearing-in ceremony, 38,648 immigrants become US citizens

1986 - Mike Tyson KOs Trevor Berbick in 2 for heavyweight WBC boxing title

1986 - Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton, became 13th NHLer to score 500 goals

1987 - Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.

1989 - Conjunction of Venus, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, Saturn & Moon

1989 - Kirby Pucket signs record $3,000,000 per year Minnesota Twins contract

1989 - US 63rd manned space mission STS 33 (Discovery 9) launches into orbit

1989 - Eastern Airlines pilots & flight attendants end their strike, but most are not rehired

 

 

 

1990 - Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister

 

 

 

 

 

1992 - Sandra Volker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.57 sec)

1995 - Rosemary West, found guilty in England, of killing 10 women

1995 - Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.

2002 - In Nigeria, more than 100 people are killed at an attack aimed at the contestants of the Miss World contest.

2004 - The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine, resulting from the presidential elections.

2005 - Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.

2008 - YouTube hosts the largest ever live broadcast, YouTube Live.

Births

1458 - Jacob Obrecht, Dutch composer (d. 1505)

1511 - Erasmus Reinhold, Germany, mathematician (calculated planetary table)

1635 - Francis Willughby, English biologist (d. 1672)

1643 - René R Cavelier sieur de La Salle, French explorer

1767 - Andreas Hofer, Tirol nationalist

1805 - Benjamin Hugur, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1877

1808 - Thomas Cook, founder (Cook travel bureau)

1818 - Samuel Gibbs French, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1910

1819 - George Eliot, [Mary A Evans], England, author (Silas Marner)

1823 - Nathan Kimball, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1898

1832 - George Henry Chapman, Bvt Maj Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1882

1835 - Frank Crawford Armstrong, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)

1849 - Friedrich von Bernhardi, German historian (Germany & the Next War)

1868 - John Nance Garner, (D) 32nd VP (1933-41)

1877 - Joan Gamper, Swiss-born businessman and founder of FC Barcelona (d. 1930)

1884 - Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, Pakistani biographer of Muhammad (d. 1953)

1888 - Tarzan, of the Apes, according to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ novel

1890 - Charles de Gaulle, Lille, France, President of France (1958-69), (d. 1970)

1893 - Harley J. Earl, American automobile designer (d. 1969)

1897 - Paul Oswald Ahnert, German astronomer (d. 1989)

1898 - Wiley Post, Grand Plain Tx, aviator/parachutist (crashed in Alaska)

1899 - Hoagy Carmichael, Bloomington Ind, actor/songwriter (Stardust)

1903 - Herbert Sally Frankel, economist

1904 - Roland Winters, Boston Mass, actor (Mama, Smothers Brothers)

1905 - James Burnham, philosopher (Coming Defeat of Communism)

1909 - Theodorus H J Zwartkruis, Bishop of Haarlem Netherlands (1966-83)

1909 - Mikhail Mil, Russian aviation designer (d. 1970)

1912 - Doris Duke, NYC, multi-millionaire (American Tobacco heiress)

1912 - Eric Stuart Woord, archaeologist

1913 - Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, first female Philippine Supreme Court Justice (d. 2006)

1914 - Peter Woolridge Townsend, war hero courtier writer

1919 - Wilfred Norman Aldridge, biochemist/toxicologist

 

 

 

1921 - Rodney Dangerfield, [John Cohen], Babylon NY, comedian (Caddyshack)(see UE 10/05 Deaths)

 

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1923 - Arthur Hiller, director (Love Story)

1924 - Geraldine Page, Kirksville Mo (Interiors, Trip to Bountiful)

1928 - Juno Stover-Irwin, US, diver (Olympic-silver-1956)

1928 - Pat Smythe, England, equestrian jumper (Olympic-bronze-1956)

1930 - Owen Kay Garriott, Enid Oklahoma, astronaut (Skylab 3, STS 9)

1932 - Robert Vaughn, NYC, actor (Napolean Solo-Man from UNCLE, I Spy)

1935 - Ludmila Belousova Protopopov, USSR, pairs skater (Oly-gold-1964, 68)

1937 - Zenon Jankowski, Poland cosmonaut (Soyuz 30 backup)

1938 - Henry C. Lee, Chinese-born American criminologist

1939 - Allen Garfield, Newark NJ, actor (Candidate, Beverly Hills Cop II)

1939 - Tom West, American astrophysicist

 

 

 

1940 - Terry GilliamMinneapoliscomedy author-animator (Monty Python)

 

 

 

 

 

1941 - Ron McClure, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)

1941 - Jesse Colin Young, American musician

1942 - Guion Steward Bluford Jr, Phila, Col USAF/astr (STS 8, 61A, 39, 53)

1943 - Billie Jean King, Long Beach California, American tennis pro (Wimbledon 1968, 72, 73, 75)

1943 - Peter Adair, American filmmaker

1946 - Aston Barrett, Jamaican reggae bassist (I Shot the Sheriff)

1947 - Rod Price, rocker (Foghat)

1949 - Richard Carmona, Surgeon General of the United States

1949 - David Pietrusza, American baseball historian

1950 - [Ma]Tina Weymouth, Coronado CA, rock bassist (Talking Heads-& She Was)

1951 - Kent Nagano, American conductor

1953 - Billy M. Sprague, American rocket scientist

1955 - Sue Novara-Reber, Flint Mich, cyclist (1975 World sprint champ)

1958 - Jamie Lee Curtis, LA California, actress (Anything But Love, Halloween)

1959 - Fabio Parra, Colombian cyclist

 

 

 

1961 - Mariel HemingwayKetchum Idactress (Personal BestCivil Wars)

 

 

 

 

 

1961 - Randal L. Schwartz, American computer programmer

1963 - Corinne Russell, Birmingham England, comedienne (Benny Hill Show)

1963 - Helen Reale, NYC, WPVA volleyballer (Manhattan Beach-7th-1994)

1965 - R Duncan Douglas, NYC, biathelete (Olympics-1994)

1967 - Boris Becker, West Germany, tennis player (Wimbledon 1985, 86, 89)

1967 - Mark Ruffalo, American actor

1968 - Irina Privalova, Russia, 100m/200m/400m runner

1968 - Jonathan Moss, Tenafly NJ, rower (Olympics-1996)

1968 - Rasmus Lerdorf, Greenlandic computer programmer

1969 - Katrin Krabbe, Neubrandenburg German DR, 100m/200m (World Champ 1991)

1970 - Alison Korn, Ottawa Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)

1973 - Brandon Paulsen, Coon Rapids Minn, greco-roman wrestler (Oly-silv-96)

1973 - Michael Murphy, Brisbane QLD Queensland Australia, diver (Olympics-96)

1978 - Magdalena Grzybowska, Poznan Pol, tennis star (1995 Futures Slovakia)

1980 - Shawn Fanning, American Internet entrepreneur (Napster)

1983 - Corey Beaulieu, American guitarist (Trivium)

1984 - Scarlett Johansson, New York City, New York, American actress (The Prestige)

1984 - Kate Ground, Canadian adult internet model

1986 - Oscar Pistorius, South African paralympic athlete

1988 - Suresh Guptara and Jyoti Guptara, British-Indian novelists

 

 

 

Deaths

365 - Felix II, Italian anti-pope, dies after failing to regain position as Pope from Liberius

950 - Lotharius, King of Italy (947-50), dies

1247 - Robin Hood, dies (from “A Lytell Geste of Robyn Hood”)

1286 - Eric V of Denmark, Danish King (b. 1249)

1318 - Mikhail Yaroslavich, Russian prince (b. 1271)

 

 

 

1594 - Martin FrobisherEnglish vice-admiral/explorerdies

 

 

 

 

 

1694 - John Tillotson, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1630)

1697 - Libéral Bruant, French architect (b. 1635)

 

 

 

1773 - Robert CliveEnglish occupier (India), dies at about 48

 

 

 

 

 

1781 - John Ekels, the Old, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist, dies at 57

1782 - John Barueth, vicar/pamphleter, dies

1782 - John de Mol, porcelein manufacturer, dies

1783 - John Hanson, American Continental Congressman (b. 1715)

1794 - John Alsop, American Continental Congressman (b. 1724)

1799 - Baroness van Dorth, orangist, executed

1875 - Henry Wilson, Vice President of the United States (b. 1812)

1896 - George Washington Gale Ferris, inventor (Ferris wheel), dies

1902 - Friedrich A Krupp, cannon manufacturer, commits suicide

1916 - Jack London, author, dies at 40

1917 - Teoberto Maler, German-born explorer (b. 1842)

1919 - Francisco Moreno, Argentine explorer (b. 1852)

1926 - Darvish Khan, Iranian musician (b. 1872)

 

 

 

1941 - Werner MöldersGerman ace fighter pilot (b. 1915)

 

 

 

 

 

1943 - Lorenz Hart, lyricist, dies in NY

1943 - Pietro Alessandro Yon, composer, dies at 57

1944 - Arthur Stanley Eddington, dies

1955 - Shemp Howard, actor (3 Stooges), dies at 60

1963 - Aldous L Huxley, English author (Devils of Loudon), dies at 69

1963 - Bikram Singh, Indies Lt-General (Kashmir), dies

1963 - C S Lewis [Clive Staples], Irish author (Silver Chair), dies at 64

1963 - John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States (1961-63), assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas at 46

1963 - NKD Nanavati, Indies general-major (WW II), dies

1963 - J. D. Tippit, Dallas Police Officer (b. 1924)

1980 - Leonard Barr, comedian (Dean Martin Show, Szysznyk), dies at 77

 

 

 

1980 - Mae Westactress (She Done Him Wrong), dies in Hollywood at 87

 

Come Up And See Me Some Time

 

 

 

 

1980 - Norah McGuinness, Northern Irish painter (b. 1901)

1983 - Michael Conrad, actor (Hill Street Blues), dies of cancer at 58

 

 

 

1986 - Scatman Crothersactor (ShiningZapped), dies at 76

 

 

 

 

 

1988 - Luis Barragán, Mexican architect (b. 1908)

1988 - Paul Vario, U.S. Italian Mafia of the Lucchese Family (b. 1914)

1989 - Rene Muawad, assassinated 17 days after elected president of Lebanon

1989 - C. C. Beck, American cartoonist (b. 1910)

1992 - Sterling Holloway, US actor (Golddiggers of 1933, Batman), dies at 87

1993 - Bill Bixby, actor (My Favorite Martian), dies from cancer at 59

1995 - Ambrose Sam, creole accordionist, dies at 76

1996 - Maria Casares, actress (Orpheus, Rebel Nun), dies at 73

1996 - Terence Daniel Donovan, photographer, dies at 60

1997 - Michael Hutchence, Australian rocker (INXS), commits suicide at 37

1998 - Stu Unger, American poker player (b. 1953)

 

 

 

2000 - Emil ZátopekCzech athlete (b. 1922)

 

 

 

 

 

2001 - Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman, founded Mary Kay Cosmetics (b. 1915)

2001 - Norman Granz, American jazz impresario and producer (b. 1918)

2005 - Bruce Hobbs, American jockey (b. 1920)

2008 - MC Breed, American hip hop artist (b. 1971)

2010 - Frank Fenner, Australian microbiologist (b. 1914)

2011 - Lynn Margulis, American biologist (b. 1938)

2011 - Lana Peters [Svetlana Stalina], Stalin’s daughter, dies at 85

2011 - Paul Motian, American jazz drummer, percussionist and composer, dies at 80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Events

164 BC - Judas Maccabaeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean familyrestores the Temple in JerusalemThis event is commemorated each yeaby the festival of Hanukkah.

 

 

 

 

 

235 - St Anterus begins his reign as Catholic Pope

695 - Pope Sergius names Willibrord as Archbishop Clemens of Friezen

1272 - Following Henry III of England’s death on November 16, his son Prince Edward becomes King of England.

1317 - Frederik of Sierck/Zyrick becomes bishop of Utrecht

1492 - Pinta under Martin A Pinzon separates from Columbus’s fleet

1620 - Pilgrim Fathers reach America: Provincetown Harbor, Mass

1620 - Mayflower Compact signed by Pilgrims in Cape Cod, [O.S. Nov 11]

1654 - Richard Johnson, a free black, granted 550 acres in Virginia

 

 

 

1759 - Battle at MaxenPrussian army surrenders to Austrians

 

 

 

 

 

1783 - Pilstre de Rozier & Marquis d’Arlandes make 1st free balloon flight

 

 

 

1787 - Andrew Jackson admitted to bar

 

 

 

 

 

1789 - North Carolina ratifies constitution, becomes 12th US state

1791 - Colonel Napoléon Bonaparte is promoted to full general and appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the French Republic.

1794 - Honolulu Harbor discovered

1806 - Decree of Berlin: Emperor Napoleon I bans all trade with England

1813 - Stettin surrenders to allied armies

1818 - Russia’s Czar Alexander I petitions for a Jewish state in Palestine

1837 - Thomas Morris of Australia skips rope 22,806 times

1847 - Steamer “Phoenix” is lost on Lake Michigan, kills 200

1852 - Duke U, founded in 1838 as Union Institute chartered as Normal College

1864 - -22] Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia

1871 - Moses F Gale patents a cigar lighter (NYC)

1871 - The 1st human cannonball, Emilio Onra, is shot

1876 - Skirmish between HM Stanley’s expedition & natives

1906 - China prohibits opium trade

1916 - HMHS Britannic sinks in the Aegean Sea after a mine explodes, killing 30 people.

1918 - 2 German ammunition trains explode in Hamont Belgium, 1,750 die

1918 - Polish soldiers organize a pogrom against Jews of Galicia Poland

1922 - Rebecca L Felton (Ga) sworn in as 1st female US Senator

1925 - Red Grange plays final Univ of Illinois game, signs with Chicago Bears

1933 - 1st US ambassador to USSR, W.C. Bullitt, begins service

1934 - “Uiver” returns from Schiphol in London-Melbourne air race

1934 - NY Yankees buy Joe DiMaggio from SF Seals (Pacific Coast League)

1935 - 1st commercial crossing of Pacific by plane (China Clipper)

1945 - General Motors workers go on strike

 

 

 

1953 - “Piltdown Man,” discovered in 1912 proved to be a hoax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1953 - Authorities at the British Natural History Museum announce that the “Piltdown Man” skull, held to be one of the most famous fossil skulls in the world, was a hoax.

1959 - Jack Benny (violin) & Richard Nixon (piano) play their famed duet

1962 - The Chinese People’s Liberation Army declares a unilateral cease-fire in the Sino-Indian War.

 

 

 

1964 - World’s longest suspension bridge “Verrazano Narrows” opens (NYC)

 

 

 

 

 

1965 - 1st freighter arrives in Ashdod Port Israel

1967 - Phillip & Jay Kunz fly a kite a record 28,000 feet

1967 - Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland tells news reporters: “I am absolutely certain that whereas in 1965 the enemy was winning, today he is certainly losing.”

1971 - Indian troops partly aided by Mukti Bahini (Bengali guerrillas) defeat the Pakistan army in the Battle of Garibpur.

1972 - Red Sox Carlton Fisk wins AL Rookie of Year, Mets Jon Matlack wins NL

1973 - Pete Rose wins NL MVP

1973 - Pres Nixon’s attorney, J Fred Buzhardt, reveals presence of 18½ minute gap in a White House tape recording related to Watergate

1974 - Freedom of Information Act passed by Congress over Pres Ford’s veto

1977 - 1st flight of Concorde (London to New York)

1979 - Crowd at Islamabad, Pakistan attack US embassy, 1 dies

1980 - Dallas’ “Who Shot JR?” episode (Kristen) gets a 53.3 rating (83 mill)

 

 

 

1980 - Fire at MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas kills 84

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981 - 400,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against cruise missiles

1981 - Olivia Newton-John’s “Physical,” single goes #1 & stays for 10 weeks

1987 - Horse Racing Breeders’ Cup Champs: Epitome, Ferdinand, Miesque, Sacahuista, Success Express, Theatrica, Very Subtle at Hollywood

1989 - Law banning smoking on most domestic flights signed by Pres Bush

1989 - TV cameras permitted in British House of Commons

1990 - Michael Milken is sentenced to 10 years for security law violations

1992 - Jan Karlsson swims world record 50m butterfly (23.80 sec)

1992 - Jani Sievinen swims world record 100m medley (53.78 sec)

1992 - Louise Karlsson swims world record 50m freestyle (31.19 sec)

1992 - Oregon Sen Bob Packwood issues apology for unwelcome sexual advances

1993 - Neo-fascists MSI win 36% of municipal elections in Rome

1995 - Dow Jones closes above 5,000 for 1st time

1995 - Israel grants jailed US spy Jason Pollard, citizenship

1996 - A propane explosion at the Humberto Vidal shoe store and office building in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 33.

2002 - NATO invites Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members.

2004 - The island of Dominica is hit by the most destructive earthquake in its history. The northern half of the island receives the most damage, especially the town of Portsmouth. It is also felt in neighboring Guadeloupe, where one person is killed as a result.

2004 - The Paris Club agrees to write off 80% (up to $100 billion) of Iraq’s external debt.

2006 - Anti-Syrian Lebanese Minister and MP Pierre Gemayel is assassinated in suburban Beirut.

 

 

 

Births

1495 - John Bale, England, bishop/anti-catholic playwright (Kynge Johan)

1561 - Carolus Scribani, Italian/Flemish jesuit/author

1567 - Anne de Xainctonge, French saint (d. 1621)

1637 - Catharina Questiers, Dutch poetess (Friend of Abandoned Child)

 

 

 

1694 - Voltaire, [Francois-Marie Arouet], France, writer, essayistphilosopher and playwright (Candide) (d. 1778)

 

 

 

 

 

1729 - Josiah Bartlett, US physician/judge/signer (Decl of Independence)

1768 - Friedrich Schleiermacher, German theologist/philosopher

1785 - William Beaumont, Lebanon, Connecticut, surgeon (Father of gastric physiology), (d. 1853)

 

 

 

1787 - Samuel Cunardfounder (1st regular Atlantic steamship line)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1811 - Zeng Guofan, Chinese military (d. 1872)

1817 - Richard Brooke Garnett, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863

1828 - William McComb, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1918

1831 - John Franklin Miller, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1886

1834 - Henrietta (Hetty) Green,New Bedford, Massachusetts, financier (Witch of Wall Street), (d. 1916)

1834 - Joseph Jackson Bartlett, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1893

 

 

 

1860 - Tom HornAmerican gunman (d. 1903)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1867 - Vladimir N Ipatiev, Russian chemist

1898 - René Magritte, Belgian surrealistic painter (This is Not a Pipe)

 

 

 

1904 - Coleman Hawkinsvirtually created tenor saxophone for jazz

 

After Midnight

Body and Soul

Lover Man

Dickie’s Dream with Count Basie , Ben Webster , Gerry Mulligan

 

 

 

 

1916 - Sid Luckman, NFL QB (Chicago Bears)

1920 - Ralph Meeker, Minneapolis MN, actor (Anderson Tapes, Night Stalker)

1920 - Stan Musial, outfielder (St Louis Cardinal, 7 times NL bat champ)

1922 - Abe Lemons, American basketball coach

1924 - Christopher Tolkien, British author

1927 - Joseph Campanella, NYC, actor (Dr Steffen-The Nurses, Lou-Mannix)

1927 - Georgia Frontiere, co-owner of the St. Louis Rams (d. 2008)

1929 - Marilyn French, US author (The Women’s Room)

1932 - Jim Ringo, NFL center (Green Bay, Philadelphia)

1933 - Frank Brake, English multi-millionaire

1933 - Henry Hartsfield Jr, Birmingham Ala, astro (STS-4, STS 41-D, STS 61A)

1933 - Jean Shepard, Pauls Valley Oklahoma, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)

1933 - Joseph Campanella, American actor

1937 - Marlo Thomas, [Mrs Phil Donahue], Detroit Mich (That Girl!, Jenny)

 

 

 

1940 - Dr John, [Rebennack], New Orleans Lavocalist (I Was in Right Place)

 

Such a Night

“There Must Be A Better World Somewhere”

Didn’t He Ramble ; Closer Walk With Thee

Goodnight Irene

 

 

 

 

1940 - Natalia Makarova, Leningrad, ballerina (Kirov)/defected 1970

1940 - Richard Marcinko, American author

1941 - Juliet Mills, London England, actress (Nanny & the Professor, QB VII)

 

 

 

1942 - Tweety Birdcartoon character

 

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1942 - Afa Anoa’i, Samoan/American wrestler

 

 

 

1943 - Larry MahanOregonrodeo champ (1967-70)

 

 

 

 

 

1943 - Phil Bredesen, American politician

1943 - Viktor Sidjak, Russian fencer

1943 - Jacques Laffite, French former racing driver

1944 - Earl “the Pearl” Monroe, Phila Pa, NBA Guard (NY Knicks, Balt Bullets)

1944 - Harold Ramis, Chicago IL, actor/director (SCTV, Stripes)

 

 

 

1945 - Goldie HawnTakoma Park Mdactress (Laugh-inPrivate Benjamin)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1948 - Lonnie Jordan, San Diego Ca, rock keyboardist/vocalist (War)

1948 - George Zimmer, American entrepreneur

1948 - Alphonse Mouzon, American jazzist

1950 - Alberto Juantorena, Cuba, 400m dash (Olympic-gold-1976)

1950 - Livingston Taylor, Boston, rocker (I Will be in Love With You)

1952 - Deborah Shelton, Wash DC, actress (Dallas, Ocean Kill, Body Double)

1952 - Eamonn Coghlan, Ireland, 1500m runner (Oly-4th-76)

1952 - Lorna Luft, Scarsdale NY, singer/actress (Where the Boys Are-1980)

1953 - Tina Brown, journalist publisher (New Yorker, Tattler)

1957 - Jim Brown, rocker (UB40-Red Red Wine)

1958 - Evert van Benthem, Dutch skater (11 Cities Skating Race, 1985, 86)

1962 - Sabine Busch, German athlete

1963 - Nicollette Sheridan, Worthing England, actress (Paige-Knots Landing)

1965 - Bjork, Iceland, singer (Like Someone in Love)

1966 - Troy Aikman, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys – Superbowl 1992)

1967 - Toshihiko Koga, Japanese Judoka

1968 - Antonio Tarver, Orlando Fla, light heavyweight boxer (Olympics-br-96)

1969 - Ken Griffy Jr, centerfielder (Seattle Mariners, MVP 1997)

1971 - Michael Strahan, NFL defensive end (NY Giants)

1972 - Rain Phoenix, American singer/actress

1974 - Casey Patton, London Ontario, boxer (Olympics-96)

1975 - Chris Moneymaker, American poker player

1976 - Daniel Whiston, British ice skater

1980 - Danielle Hartsell, Ann Arbor Mich, pairs skater (& Steve Hartsell)

1982 - Georgios Kalogiannidis, Greek archer

1982 - Ryan Starr, American singer

1984 - Álvaro Bautista, Spanish motorcycle racer

1984 - Jena Malone, American Actress

1987 - Brian Douwes, Dutch kickboxer and martial artist

 

 

 

Deaths

496 - Pope Gelasius I, Catholic Pope, of Berber extraction

1361 - Philip I, Duke of Burgundy (plague) (b. 1346)

1481 - Ikkyu Sojun, Zen head of Daitokuji temple, dies in Kyoto, Japan at 87

1555 - Georg Agricola, [Bauer], German mineralogist (zinc), dies at 61

1579 - Thomas Gresham, English merchant and financier

1580 - Willem Van Hoorn, baron of Heze, governor of Brussels, executed

1652 - Jan Brożek, Polish mathematician, physician, and astronomer (b. 1585)

1728 - Fjodor M graaf Apraksin, Russian gen-admiral, dies

1875 - Friedrich A Lange, philosopher/socialist (Neo-Kantianism), dies at 67

1881 - Ami Boué, Austrian geologist (b. 1794)

1882 - Sergei G Netsjajev, Russian nihilist, dies at 35

1899 - Garret Augustus Hobart, 24th VP, dies

1922 - Ricardo Flores Magón, Mexican anarchist (b. 1874).

1932 - Vito Pardo, Italian sculptor (Columbus monument Argentina), dies

1941 - Juanita Spellini, first women executed in Calif

 

 

 

1945 - Robert BenchleyUS humorist (My 10 years in a quandary), dies at 56

 

 

 

 

 

1953 - Larry Shields, American jazz clarinetist (b. 1893)

1959 - Max Baer, US, heavyweight boxing champ (1934), dies at 49

 

 

 

1963 - Robert Stroud, “bird man of Alcatraz“, dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

1970 - Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1888)

1981 - Harry Von Zell, TV announcer (Burns & Allen), dies at 75

1986 - Jerry Colonna, actor (Jerry Colonna Show), dies at 82

 

 

 

1986 - Dar RobinsonAmerican film stuntman (b. 1947)

 

 

 

 

 

1991 - David “Sonny” Werblin, AFL owner (NY Jets), dies at 81

1993 - Bill Bixby, actor (My Favorite Martian), dies of prostate cancer at 59

1999 - Quentin Crisp, British writer, raconteur and actor (b. 1908)

2002 - Hadda Brooks, American jazz singer, pianist, and composer (b. 1916)

2005 - Alfred Anderson, last Scottish World War I (and Christmas Truce) veteran (b. 1896)

2005 - Hugh Sidey, American journalist (b. 1927)

2006 - Pierre Amine Gemayel, Lebanese Cabinet minister (assassinated) (b. 1972)

 

 

 

2006 - Robert LockwoodJr., American blues guitarist (b. 1915)

 

Sweet Home Chicago

Steady Rollin Man

Kindhearted Woman Blues

Ramblin’ On My Mind

 

 

 

 

2009 - Konstantin Feoktistov, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1926)

2010 - Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, American artist and writer (b. 1917)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

284 - Diocletian is proclaimed Roman Emperor by his soldiers in the army of the east

 

 

 

762 - Bögü, Khan of the Uyghursconquers Lo-Yangcapital of the Chinese Empire.

 

 

 

 

 

1194 - Palermo is conquered by Emperor Henry VI.

1272 - Edward I proclaimed King of England

1342 - Pope Clemens VI names John IV of Arkel as bishop of Utrecht

1347 - Coke di Rienzo, later Roman Tribunal, addressess a meeting of on the Capitol during people’s revolt in Rome

1407 - A truce between John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy and Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléans is agreed under the auspices of John, Duke of Berry. Orléans would be assassinated three days later by Burgundy.

1521 - Arabs attribute shortage of water in Jerusalem to Jews making wine

1583 - Duke of Parma conquerors Aalst

1637 - Peter Minuit & 1st Swedish immigrants to Delaware sail from Sweden

1755 - English minister William Pitt Sr resigns

1759 - -22] Battle in Bay of Quiberon, British beat French

1789 - New Jersey is 1st state to ratify Bill of Rights

1815 - 2nd Peace of Paris: France & allies after 2nd defeat and abdication of Napoleon Bonaparte.

 

 

 

1817 - 1st Seminole War begins in Florida

 

 

 

 

 

1861 - Secession ordinance is filed by Kentucky’s Confederate government.

 

 

 

1862 - Confederate armies of Mississippi and Kentucky merge as Army of Tennesseeunder General Braxton Bragg

 

 

 

 

 

1866 - 1st natl convention of Grand Army of Republic (veterans’ org)

1866 - Howard University founded (Washington DC)

1866 - Pierre Lalemont patents rotary crank bicycle

1873 - Rival cities of Buda & Pest unite to form the capital of Hungary

1888 - William Bundy patents timecard clock

1890 - Pope Leo XIII encyclical “On Slavery in the Missions”

1894 - US intervenes in Bluefields, Nicaragua

1902 - Geo Lefevre & Henri Desgrange create Tour de France bicycle race

 

 

 

1910 - Revolution broke out in Mexicoled by Francisco I Madero

 

 

 

 

 

1914 - US State Department starts requiring photographs for passports

1917 - 1st tank battle (Britain breaks through German lines)

1919 - 1st municipally owned airport in US opens (Tucson Az)

1920 - Nobel Peace Prize awarded to US president W Wilson

1923 - Garrett Morgan invents & patents traffic signal

1923 - Rentenmark replaces the Papiermark as the official currency of Germany at the exchange rate of one Rentenmark to One Trillion (One Billion on the long scale) Papiermark

1929 - Salvador Dali’s 1st one-man show

1932 - Earthquake at Uden Netherlands

1938 - 1st documented anti-semitic remarks over US radio (by Father Coughlin)

1940 - German air raid on Birmingham fails

1940 - Hungary joins 3 Power pact

1940 - World War II: Hungary, Romania and Slovakia join the Axis Powers.

1941 - Adm Nomura & Kurusu hands over Japanese last diplomatic note

1941 - German Q/pirate ship Kormoran sinks near Australia

1942 - 26th Russian Armoured Corps recaptures Perelazovski

1942 - British 8th Army recaptures Benghazi, Libya

1942 - Soviet army offensive, 1 million Russians breach German lines

1943 - U-538 sinks in Atlantic Ocean

 

 

 

1943 - US forces land on Tarawa & Makin Atoll in Gilbert Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1944 - 1st Japanse suicide submarine attack (Ulithi Atol, Carolines)

1945 - 24 Nazi leaders put on trial at Nuremberg, Germany

1947 - “Meet the Press” makes network TV debut on NBC

1947 - 1st permanent TV installed on seagoing vessel (New Jersey)

1947 - Future British Queen, Princess Elizabeth marries Prince Philip in Westminster Abbey

1948 - US balloon reaches height of 42.7 km (record)

1949 - Jewish population of Israel reaches 1,000,000

 

 

 

1953 - Scott Crossfield in Douglas Skyrocket1st to break Mach 2 (1,300 MPH)

 

 

 

 

 

1959 - UN adopts Universal Declaration of Children’s Rights

1962 - USSR agrees to remove bombers from Cuba, & US lifts blockade

1966 - Dallas sacks Pittsburgh QBs an NFL record 12 times

1966 - Men in Zurich vote against female suffrage

1967 - At 11 AM, Census Clock at Dept of Commerce ticks past 200 million

1967 - Mets pitcher Tom Seaver (16-12) is named NL Rookie of Year

1969 - Alcatraz Island off SF, is seized by militant Native Americans

1969 - Pele scores his 1,000th soccer goal

1974 - The US files antitrust suit to break-up AT&T

1975 - Ronald Reagan announced candidacy for Rep nomination for president

1977 - Egyptian Pres Sadat became 1st Arab leader to address Israeli Knesset

1979 - Sji’ieten occupies great mosque of Mecca, 100s killed

 

 

 

1980 - Steve Ptacek in Solar Challenger makes 1st solar-powered flight

 

 

 

 

 

1980 - UA withdraws $44 million movie “Heaven’s Gate” for reediting

1981 - Anatoly Karpov, USSR retains world chess championship

1981 - El Salvador guerrilla group FMLN opens “limited offensive”

1982 - Drew Barrymore at age 7 hosts Saturday Night Live

1983 - 100 million watch ABC-TV movie “Day After,” about nuclear war

1984 - McDonald’s made its 50 billionth hamburger

 

 

 

1984 - SETI is founded.

 

 

 

 

 

1985 - Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.

1986 - Afghanistan President Babrak Karmal flees

1986 - UN’s WHO announces 1st global effort to combat AIDS

1990 - Thatcher fails to defeat Heseltine’s bid for party leadership

1992 - Queen Elizabeth’s home Windsor Castle catches fire

1993 - Savings and Loan scandal: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his “dealings” with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.

1994 - The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign the Lusaka Protocol in Zambia, ending 19 years of civil war (localized fighting resumed the next year).

1995 - Princess Di admits she cheated on Prince Charles in a TV interview

1998 - A court in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan declares accused terrorist Osama bin Laden “a man without a sin” in regard to the

1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

1998 - The first module of the International Space Station, Zarya, is launched.

2003 - After the November 15 bombings, a second day of the 2003 Istanbul Bombings occurs in Istanbul, Turkey, destroying the Turkish head office of HSBC Bank AS and the British consulate.

2008 - After critical failures in the US financial system began to build up after mid-September, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level since 1997.

 

 

 

Births

270 - Maximinus, Roman Emperor (d. 313)

1327 - Bassui Tokusho, Zen founder (Kogakuji monastery in Nakamura Japan)

1602 - Otto von Guericke, inventor (air pump)

1606 - Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian

1620 - Peregrine White, son of Wm & Susanna White, born aboard Mayflower

1625 - Paulus Potter, Dutch painter (d. 1654)

1660 - Daniel Ernst Jablonski, German theologian (d. 1741)

1726 - Oliver Wolcott, (Ct-Gov)/signed Decl of Independence [NS=Dec 1]

1752 - Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Christabel)

1761 - Pius VIII, [Francesco S Castiglioni], Italy, 253rd Pope (1829-30)

1762 - Pierre André Latreille, French entomologist (d. 1833)

1765 - Sir Thomas Fremantle, British naval captain (d. 1819)

1802 - James Lawrence Lardner, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1881

1830 - Patrick Henry Jones, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1900

1836 - John Thomas Croxton, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1874

1841 - Victor D’Hondt, Belgian mathematician (d. 1901)

1858 - Selma Lagerlöf, Mårbacka, Värmland, author and Nobel laureate (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils), (d. 1940)

1871 - William H Kilpatrick, US mathematician/philosopher/educator

1886 - Karl von Frisch, zoologist/bee expert (Nobel 1973)

 

 

 

1889 - Edwin Hubbleastronomer (discoverer of galaxiesred shift)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1891 - Reginald Denny Richmond England, actor (Rebecca, Cat Ballou, Batman)

1892 - James B Collip, Canadian biochemist/physiologist (insulin)

1897 - Lores Bonney, aviator

1900 - Chester Gould, cartoonist (Dick Tracy)

1907 - Fran Allison, LaPorte City Iowa, actress (Kukla, Fran & Ollie)

1908 - Alistair Cooke, Manchester England, TV host (Masterpiece Theatre)

1910 - Willem Jacob van Stockum, Dutch physicist (d. 1944)

1911 - Jean Shiley, US, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1932)

1912 - Otto von Habsburg, Austrian-German nobleman, head of the Habsburg house

1914 - Emilio Pucci, Naples, fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1954)

1916 - Ferdinand AM van der Ham, Dutch WW II resistance fighter

1916 - Judy Canova, Jacksonville Fla, comedienne/actress (Cannonball)

1916 - Robert A Bruce, MD, pioneer (exercise cardiology)

1916 - Evelyn Keyes, American actress

1917 - Max Georg Baumann, composer

1917 - Robert C Byrd, (Sen-D-WV, 1959- )/majority leader

1920 - Gene Tierney, Bkln, actress (Laura, Razor’s Edge, Ghost & Mrs Muir)

1923 - Beryl Sprinkel, Missouri, economist (Council of Economic Advisers)

1923 - Nadine Gordimer, South African author (July’s people, Nobel 1991)

1925 - Robert Francis Kennedy, Brookline, Mass (D-Sen-NY) AG; assassinated

1926 - Kaye Ballard, Cleve Ohio, actress/comedienne (Kaye-Mothers-in-Law)

1926 - Andrzej W. Schally, Polish-born endocrinologist, Nobel laureate

1927 - Estelle Parsons, Lynn Mass, actress (Rachel Rachel, Bonnie & Clyde)

 

 

 

1929 - Dick ClarkMt Vernon NYTV host (American Bandstand), (d. 2012)

 

 

 

 

 

1932 - Richard Dawson, Hampshire England, actor (Hogan’s Heroes, Family Feud), (d. 2012)

1936 - Don DeLillo, American author

1939 - Dick Smothers, NYC, comedian (Smother Brothers’ Show)

1942 - Joseph R Biden Jr, (Sen-D-DE, 1973- )

1942 - Meredith Monk, Lima Peru, choreographer-composer-performing artist

1942 - Norman Greenbaum, Mass, folk singer (Spirit in the Sky)

1943 - Veronica Hamel, Phila, actress (Joyce-Hill St Blues, 79 Park Ave)

1945 - Dan McBride, rocker (Sha Na Na)

 

 

 

1946 - Duane AllmanNashville Tnrock guitarist (Allman Brothers)(see also UE 10/29 Deaths)

 

Whipping Post

Studio Jams 1 thu 6 with Eric Clapton

Dark Star / Spanish Jam 1970 with Grateful Dead

Mean Old World with Eric Clapton

 

 

 

 

1946 - Judy Woodruff, newscaster (McNeil Lehrer Report)

1947 - George Grantham, OK, rock drummer/vocalist (Poco)

 

 

 

1947 - Joe WalshWichita Ksguitarist/rocker (Eagles-Take it Easy)

 

Funk 49

Walk Away

Rocky Mountain Way

Life’s Been Good Live

 

 

 

 

1948 - Richard Masur, NYC, actor (David-One Day at a Time)

1948 - Samuel E Wright, Camden SC, actor (Enos, Ball Four)

 

 

 

1948 - John R. BoltonAmerican ambassador

 

 

 

 

 

1953 - Greg Gibson, Stafford Va, Greco-Roman wrestler (Olympic-silver-1984)

1954 - Frank Marino, Montreal Canada, rock guitarist (Mahogany Rush)

1955 - Timothy Kristian Charles Mace, Great Britain, cosmonaut

 

 

 

1956 - Bo Derek, [Mary Collins], Long Beach Californiaactress (10Tarzan the Ape Man)

 

 

 

 

 

1956 - Mark Gastineau, NFL end (NY Jets, Pro Bowl 1981-85)

1956 - Sergei Gayevich Severin, Russian cosmonaut

1957 - James Brown, British reggae singer/drummer (UB40-Red Red Wine)

1958 - Rickson Gracie, Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist

1959 - Sean Young, Louisville Ky, actress (Dune, Young Doctor in Love)

1961 - Tim Harvey, British racing driver

1963 - Timothy Gowers, British mathematician

1968 - Keith Rucker, NFL defensive tackle (Cin Bengals)

1968 - Ming Na-Wen, actress (ER, One Night Stand, Lien-As the World Turns)

1968 - Richard Clarke, Toronto Ontario, Yachter Finn (Olympics-96)

1969 - Konstantin Semyonov, Israel, Men’s pole vaulter (Oly-11th-1996)

1969 - Richard Dickson Reid, NZ, road race cyclist (Olympics-96)

1972 - Sheema Kalbasi, Iranian born poet

1974 - Drew Ginn, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

1974 - Kirk Reynolds, Outlook Saskatchwan, trap shooter (Olympics-96)

1974 - Marissa Ryan, actress (Elizabeth MacGillis-Major Dad)

1975 - Dierks Bentley, American singer

1976 - Dominique Dawes, Silver Spring Md, gymnast (Olympics-gold/brz-92, 96)

1976 - Elisa Blair, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

 

 

 

1977 - Josh TurnerAmerican  country singer

 

Your Man                                            King of the Road with Randy Travis

Why Don’t We Just Dance                                               Everything Is Fine

Haywire

 

 

 

 

1978 - Nadine Velazquez, American actress and model

1981 - Jilen Siroky, 200m breaststroke (Olympics-96)

1984 - Ferdinando Monfardini, Italian racing driver

1985 - Juan Cruz Álvarez, Argentine racing driver

 

 

 

Deaths

869 - King Edmund of East Anglia

967 - Aboe al-Faradj al-Isfahani, Arabic author (Book of Liederen), dies

1348 - Stefano Colonna, Roman senator, dies in battle against Roman revolutionaries by Porta Tiburtina

1437 - Thomas Langley, bishop of Durham, cardinal and lord chancellor (b. 1363)

1518 - Marmaduke Constable, English soldier

1527 - Wendelmoet “Weyntjen” Claesdochter, 1st Dutch woman burned as heretic

1591 - Christopher Hatton, English politician (b. 1540)

1612 - John Harington, English writer (b. 1561)

1651 - Mikołaj Potocki, Polish soldier (b. 1595)

1704 - Charles Plumier, French botanist (b. 1646)

1713 - Thomas Tompion, English clock maker (cylinder tunnel), dies

1764 - Christian Goldbach, German mathematician, dies

1778 - Francesco Cetti, Italian Jesuit scientist (b. 1726)

1856 - Farkas/Wolfgang Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician, dies at 81

1908 - Georgy Voronoy, Russian mathematician (b. 1868)

 

 

 

1910 - Leo TolstoiRussian earl/writer (War & Peace), dies at 82 

 

 

 

 

 

1934 - Willem de Sitter, Dutch scientist (b. 1872)

1936 - Jose A Primo de Rivera y Saenz de Heredia, Spanish Falange, executed

1944 - Sekio Nishina, Japanese inventor (kaiten-suicide submarine), dies at 21

1945 - Francis William Aston, British chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1877)

1952 - Benedetto Croce, Italian philosopher (La Critica), dies at 86

1973 - Allan Sherman, parodist (Camp Granada, Harvey & Sheila), dies at 48

1975 - Francisco Franco, Spanish dictator (1936-75), dies at 82

1985 - Bill Scott, cartoon voice (Mr Peabody, Bullwinkle), dies at 65

1995 - Sergei Grinkov, figure skater (Oly-gold), dies of heart attack at 28

1996 - Bert Geoffrey Achong, electron microscopist, dies at 67

1997 - Robert Palmer, rock critic, dies at 52

2000 - Mike Muuss, American computer programmer (b. 1958)

2003 - Loris Azzaro, French fashion designer (b. 1933)

2004 - David Grierson, Canadian radio host (b. 1955)

2006 - Robert Altman, American film director (b. 1925)

2006 - Zoia Ceauşescu, Romanian mathematician (b. 1950)

2007 - Ian Smith, Prime Minister of Rhodesia (b. 1919)

2008 - Sven Inge, Swedish painter and modern artist (b. 1935)

2009 - Lino Lacedelli, Italian mountaineer (b. 1925)

2010 - Chalmers Johnson, American political scholar and author (b. 1931)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

326 - Old St. Peter’s Basilica is consecrated. Stood 4th – 16th century. Replaced by current St Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

794 - Japanese emperor Kammu deallocates residence of Nara to Kioto

1105 - Maginulf elected anti-Pope Silvester I

 

 

 

1307 - William Tell shoots apple off his son’s head

 

 

 

 

 

1421 - Southern sea floods 72 villages, killing estimated 10,000 in Netherlands

1424 - Storm flood ravages Dutch coast

1477 - 1st English printed book “Dictes & Sayengis of the Phylosophers”

1497 - Vasco da Gama reached the Cape of Good Hope

1626 - St. Peter’s Basilica is consecrated. Replaced an earlier basilica. Largest Christian basilica

1686 - Charles Francois Felix operates on King Louis XIV of France’s anal fistula after practicing the surgery on several peasants.

1776 - Hessians capture Ft Lee, NJ

 

 

 

1793 - Louvre officially opens in Paris

 

 

 

 

 

1803 - Battle of Vertieres, in which Haitians defeat French

1805 - 30 women meet at Mrs Silas Lee’s home in Wiscasset Maine, organizes Female Charitable Society, first woman’s club in America

1820 - Antarctica discovered by US Navy Capt Nathaniel B Palmer

1852 - State funeral of Duke of Wellington (London)

1852 - Rose Philippine Duchesne dies in St. Charles, Missouri. She would be canonized July 3, 1988 by Pope John Paul II.

1865 - Mark Twain publishes “Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”

1871 - American suffragette Susan B Anthony arrested after voting on the 5th November in Rochester NY

1874 - National Woman’s Christian Temperance Union organizes in Cleveland

1883 - Standard time zones forms by railroads in US & Canada

1894 - 1st newspaper Sunday color comic section published (NY World)

1894 - 1st comic strip “Origin of a New Species,” by Richard Outcault

1902 - Bkln toymaker Morris Michton names teddy bear after Teddy Roosevelt

 

 

 

1909 - US invades Nicaragualater overthrows Pres Zelaya

 

 

 

 

 

1911 - Britain’s 1st seaplane flies

1913 - Lincoln Deachey performs 1st airplane loop-the-loop (San Diego)

1916 - Gen Douglas Haig finally calls off 1st Battle of the Somme in Europe

1922 - Turkish National Assembly nominates Abdul Medjid kalief

1929 - Large quake in Atlantic breaks Transatlantic cable in 28 places

1929 - Stalin routes troops to Manchuria

1932 - “Flowers & Trees” receives 1st Academy Award for a cartoon

1932 - 1st tie for Best Actor Academy Award Wallace Beery & Fredric March

1936 - Germany & Italy recognized Spanish government of Francisco Franco

1936 - Main span of Golden Gate Bridge joined

 

 

 

1940 - George MateskyNew York City’s Mad Bomber places his first bomb at a Manhattan office building used by Consolidated Edison.

 

 

 

 

 

1941 - Mussolini’s forces leave Abyssinia/Ethiopia

1943 - 444 British bombers attack Berlin

1943 - U-211 sinks in Atlantic Ocean

1951 - British troops occupies Ismailiya Egypt

1951 - Former Cubs 1st baseman & future TV star of Rifleman Chuck Connors is 1st player to oppose the major league draft

 

 

 

1955 - Bell X-2 rocket plane taken up for 1st powered flight

 

 

 

 

 

 

1956 - Morocco gains independence

1960 - Copyright office issues its 10 millionth registration

1961 - JFK sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam

1961 - US Ranger 2 launched to Moon; failed

1963 - Bell Telephone introduces push button telephone

1966 - US RC bishops ends rules against eating meat on Fridays

1970 - Linus Pauling declares large doses of Vitamin C could ward off colds

1970 - Russia lands self propelled rover on Moon

1973 - Greek regime calls emergency crisis due to mass protests

1976 - Spain’s parliament establishes democracy after 37 yrs of dictatorship

1979 - Ayatollah Khomeini charges US ambassador/embassy espionage

1980 - “Heaven’s Gate” premieres

1981 - Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt wins his 2nd consecutive NL MVP

1982 - Duk Koo Kim dies unexpectedly from injuries sustained during a 14-round match against Ray Mancini in Las Vegas, Nevada, prompting reforms in the sport of boxing.

1984 - Browns set team records for most sacks (11)

1985 - Enterprise (OV-101) flies from Kennedy Space Center to Dulles Airport

 

 

 

1987 - 31 die in a fire at King’s CrossLondon’s busiest subway station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1989 - Penn is 1st to restrict abortions after Supreme Court gave states the right to do so

1991 - France deports Marlon’s daughter Cheyenne Brando to Tahiti

1991 - Moslem Shites release hostages Terry Waite & Thomas Sutherland

1991 - Auburn men’s basketball team was placed on 2 yr probation for recruiting violations & is not eligble for post-season play in 1991-92

1993 - 27 killed at prison in Morazan, El Salvador

1993 - North-Siberia record cold for November (-55°C)

1994 - “Star Trek VII – Generations,” premieres

1997 - FBI says no evidence of foul play in 1996 TWA 800 crash

1997 - Rare black pearl necklace auctioned for record $902,000

1997 - Willem de Kooning painting, “Two Standing Women” , sold for $4,182,500

 

 

 

1999 - In College Station, Texas12 are killed and 27 injured at Texas A&M University when a massive bonfire under construction collapses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2004 - Russia officially ratifies the Kyoto Protocol.

 

 

 

Births

1522 - Lamoral, Count of Egmont, Flemish general and statesman (d. 1568)

1527 - Luca Cambiaso, Italian painter/sculptor

1630 - Eleanor Gonzaga, Empress of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1686)

1680 - Jean-Baptiste Loeillet, composer

1727 - Philibert Commerçon, French naturalist (d. 1773)

1785 - David Wilkie, British artist (d. 1841)

 

 

 

1787 - Sojourner Truthabolitionist/feminist

 

 

 

 

 

1787 - Louis-Jacques DaguerreFrench inventor and photographer (d. 1851)

 

 

 

 

 

1804 - Alfonso Ferrero la Marmora, Italian general and statesman (d. 1878)

1810 - Asa Gray, Sauquoit NY, botanist (Flora of North America)

1810 - Benjamin Stone Roberts, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1875

1812 - Jesse Johnson Finley, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1904

1824 - Franz Sigel, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1902

1824 - Isham Nicholas Hayne, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1868

1832 - Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Swedish explorer (d. 1901)

1835 - Americus Vespucius Rice, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1904

1836 - William Schwenck Gilbert, London, English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator (Gilbert & Sullivan)

1839 - August A Kundt, German physicist (sound vibration, test of Kundt)

1861 - Dorothy Dix, pseudonym of US journalist Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer (d. 1951)

1874 - Carrie White, oldest US woman (dies Nov 1990 at 116)

1877 - Arthur C Pigou, English economist (Wealth & welfare)

1883 - Carl Vinson, U.S. Congressman (d. 1981)

1897 - Jules Buffano, St Louis Mo, pianist (Jimmy Durante Show)

1897 - Patrick M S Blackett, British physicist (nuclear reaction, Nobel 1948)

1899 - Eugene Ormandy, [Blau], Budapest Hungary, conductor (Phila Orch)

1900 - Constantin Alajalov, Russia, artist (Ditters & Jitters)

1901 - George Gallup, Jefferson Iowa, public opinion pollster (Gallup Poll)

1906 - George Wald, US, physiologist/biologist (eye, Nobel 1967)

1906 - Alec Issigonis, Greek-British car designer (d. 1988)

1907 - Compay Segundo, Cuban musician (Buena Vista Social Club) (d. 2003)

1908 - Imogene Coca, Phila, comedienne (Your Show of Shows, Grindl)

1909 - Johnny Mercer, Savannah Ga, lyricist (Moon River, Old Black Magic)

1918 - Tasker Watkins, Welsh World War II hero (d. 2007)

1920 - Alfred William Bedford, test pilot

1922 - Marjorie Gestring, US, springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1936)

 

 

 

1923 - Alan B Shepard JrEast Derry NHRear Adm USN/astro (Merc 3Ap 14)

 

 

 

 

 

1928 - Mickey Mouse, cartoon strip

1929 - William Joseph “Pete” Knight, astronaut/test pilot (X-15)

1932 - Nasif Estéfano, Argentine racing driver {d. 1973)

1936 - Don E Cherry, US jazz trumpeter

1936 - Hank Ballard, Detroit, rocker (The Twist (pre Chubby Checker)

1938 - Karl Schranz, Austria, slalom (Olympic-1968)

1939 - Brenda Vaccaro, Bkln NY, actress (Cactus Flower, Sara, Paper Dolls)

1939 - Margaret E Atwood, author/poet

1941 - David Hemmings, Guilford England, actor (Blow-up, Barbarella)

1942 - Jeffrey Siegel, Chicago Ill, pianist (Chicago Symph)

1942 - Linda Evans, Hartford, actr (Dynasty, Big Valley, Beach Blanket Bingo)

1942 - Susan Sullivan, NYC, actress (Dharma & Greg, Falcon Crest)

1946 - Alan Dean Foster, US, sci-fi author (Midworld, Flinx in Flux)

1948 - Andrea Marcovicci, NYC, actress (Gloria-Berrengers, Fran-Trapper John)

1948 - Jack Tatum, Cherryville NC, NFL defensive back (Raiders)

1948 - Ural Nazibovich Sultanov, Russian cosmonaut

1951 - Mark N Brown, Valparaiso In, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 28, 48, 66)

1951 - Justin Raimondo, American author

1952 - Delroy Lindo, actor (Get Shorty, Ransom)

1953 - John McFee, rock guitarist (Doobie Brothers, Clover)

1953 - Kevin Nealon, Bridgeport Conn, actor (SNL, Hot Shot, Coneheads)

1953 - Alan Moore, British comic book writer and novelist

1956 - Sinbad, [David Adkins], Benton Harbor MI, actor (1st Kid, Vibe)

1956 - Warren Moon, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Seahawks, Vikings)

1960 - Elizabeth Perkins, Queens NY, actress (About Last Night, Big)

1960 - Kim Wilde, [Smith], England, rock vocalist (You Keep Me Hanging On)

1962 - Kirk Hammett, US heavy-metal guitarist (Metallica-Master of Puppets)

1962 - Vladimir Vladimirovich Karashtin, Russian cosmonaut

1964 - Seth Joyner, NFL linebacker (Ariz, Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)

1966 - Jorge Camacho, Spanish poet

1968 - Mel Stewart, NC, 200m butterfly swimmer (Olympics-gold-92)

1968 - Owen Wilson, Dallas, Texas, American actor (Meet the Parents, Zoolander)

1969 - Duncan Sheik, American singer

 

 

 

1970 - Megyn KellyAmerican television news anchor  

 

 

 

 

 

1971 - Kylie Hanigan, Australian 200m/400m runner (Olympics-96)

1972 - Robert Shapiro, American politician/humorist

1974 - Chloë Sevigny, American actress

1976 - Sandy Zubrin, Tamuning Guam, US diver (Olympics-96)

1977 - Fabolous, American rapper

1980 - François Duval, Belgian rally driver

1983 - Jon Johansen, Norwegian software developer

1985 - Christian Siriano, American fashion designer

1992 - Nathan Kress, American actor

 

 

 

Deaths

942 - Odo van Cluny, 2nd abbott of Cluny (924-42), dies

1170 - Albrecht I “Bear”, 1st margrave of Brandenburg (1150-70), dies at 70

1305 - John II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1239)

1590 - George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, English statesman (b. 1528)

1630 - Esaias van der Velde, Dutch painter, buried

1724 - Bartolomeu de Gusmão, Portuguese naturalist (b. 1685)

1785 - Louis Philip I, Duke of Orléans, French soldier and writer (b. 1725)

1797 - Jacques-Alexandre Laffon de Ladebat, French shipbuilder and merchant (b. 1719)

1814 - William Jessop, British civil engineer (b. 1745)

1883 - Wilhelm Siemens, German/British physicist (steam engine), dies

 

 

 

1886 - Chester A Arthur21st pres (1881-85), dies in NY at 56

 

 

 

 

 

1887 - Gustav T Fechner, German psychologist/physicist, dies at 86

1922 - Marcel Proust, French author (Recherche du Temps Perdu), dies at 51

1941 - Walter H Nernst, German chemist (Nobel Prize 1920), dies at 77

 

 

 

1962 - Niels Bohr, Danish physicist (atom, Nobel 1922), dies at 77(see UE 10/07)

 

 

 

 

 

1965 - Henry A Wallace, VP (1941-45)/founder (Progressive Party), dies at 77

1966 - Jean Peugeot, French auto manufacturer, dies

1969 - Ted Heath, British musician and bandleader (b. 1902)

 

 

 

1971 - Junior ParkerBluesmandies during brain operation at 44

 

Driving Wheel

I Need Your Love So Bad

Next Time You See Me

Worried Life Blues

 

 

 

 

1976 - Man Ray, US artist (Dada), dies at 86

 

 

 

1978 - Jim JonesUS pastorleader of Jonestown Cultcommits suicide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1978 - Leo J Ryan, (Rep-Cal& 4 killed in JonestownGuyana by members of Peoples Templefollowed by ritual mass suicide of 914 member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1986 - Gia Carangi, American model (AIDS) (b. 1960)

1987 - Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist (5x Tour de France), dies at 53

1990 - Peter Schilperoort, saxophonist/clarinetist, dies

 

 

 

1994 - Cab[ell] CallowayUS band leader/actor (Missourians), dies at 86

The Scat Song

Hi De Ho

Minnie the Moocher

Reefer Man

 

 

 

 

1994 - Michael [George] Somes, English dancer (Royal Ballet), dies at 77

1996 - John Vassall, spy/civil servant, dies at 72

 

 

 

2002 - James CoburnAmerican actor (b. 1928)

 

JAMES COBURN TRIBUTE

IN LIKE FLINT

The Magnificent Seven (1960) Gun vs Knife

Our Man Flint

 

 

 

 

2004 - Cy Coleman, American composer, songwriter and pianist (b. 1929)

2005 - Harold J. Stone, American actor (b. 1911)

2010 - Brian G. Marsden, British astronomer (b. 1937)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

473 - The future Zeno I is named associate emperor by Emperor Leo I.

1183 - Battle of Mizushima.

1278 - 680 Jews arrested (293 hanged) in England for counterfeiting coins

1292 - (O.S.) John Balliol becomes King of Scotland.

1558 - Elizabeth I ascends English throne upon death of her half sister Mary “Bloody Mary”, Queen of England (1553-58), aged 42

1603 - English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason.

1734 - John Zenger, arrested for libel against NY col gov; later acquitted

 

 

 

1796 - Battle of Arcole-Napoleon I’s French forces beat Austrians in Italy

 

 

 

 

 

1798 - -21) Snow storms in New England, 100s die

1800 - Congress held 1st session in Wash DC in incompleted Capitol building

 

 

 

1812 - Napoleonic WarsBattle of Krasnoi.

 

 

 

 

 

1827 - The Delta Phi fraternity, America’s oldest continuous social fraternity, was founded at Union College in Schenectady, New York.

1855 - David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls in what is now present-day Zambia-Zimbabwe.

1856 - On the Sonoita River in present-day southern Arizona, the United States Army establishes Fort Buchanan in order to help control new land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase.

1862 - Confederate Sec of War George B Randolph resigns

1863 - -Dec 4th) Battle of Knoxville, TN

1869 - Englishman James Moore wins 1st bicycle race (13K Paris-Rouen)

 

 

 

1869 - Suez Canal (Egyptopenslinks Mediterranean & Red seas

 

 

 

 

 

1874 - Emigrant ship Cospatrick catches fire & sinks off Auckland, NZ

1884 - Cops arrest John L Sullivan in 2nd round for being “cruel”

1894 - Daily Racing Form founded

1914 - US declares Panama Canal Zone neutral

1917 - Lenin defended “temporary” removal of freedom of the press

1927 - Tornado hits Washington DC

1928 - Boston Garden officially opens

1928 - Notre Dame finally lost a football game after nearly 25 years

1929 - Stalin throws Nicolai Bucharin out of Politburo

1936 - Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy become overnight success on radio

1937 - Britains Lord Halifax visits Germany, beginning of appeasement

1939 - German U-boat torpedoes passenger ship

1945 - New world air speed record 606 mph (975 kph) set by HJ Wilson of RAF

1947 - The U.S. Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.

1948 - Britain’s House of Commons votes to nationalize steel industry

1953 - The remaining human inhabitants of the Blasket Islands, Kerry, Ireland are evacuated to the mainland.

1956 - Syracuse fullback Jim Brown, scores NCAA record of 43 pts (vs Colgate)

1959 - De Beers firm of South Africa announces synthetic diamond

1959 - Giants slugger Willie McCovey wins NL Rookie of Year

1962 - Pres Kennedy dedicates Dulles Intl Airport outside Wash DC

 

 

 

1966 - Leonids meteor shower peaks (150,000+ per hour)

 

 

 

 

 

1967 - Surveyor 6 becomes 1st man-made object to lift off Moon

1968 - Alexandros Panagoulis is condemned to death for attempting to assassinate Greek dictator George Papadopoulos.

1969 - SALT-discussions open in Helsinki Finland

1970 - British newspaper Sun puts 1st pinup girl on pg 3 (Stephanie Rahn)

1970 - Russia lands Lunokhod 1 unmanned remote-controlled vehicle on Moon

1970 - Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse.

1972 - Juan Peron returns to Argentina

1973 - Greek regime attacks students with tanks, 100s killed

1973 - Teri Garr plays role of a stripper on “The Nurse”

1973 - Pres Nixon tells AP “…people have got to know whether or not their pres is a crook. Well, I’m not a crook”

1977 - Egyptian Pres Sadat formally accepts invitation to visit Israel

1979 - Khomeini frees most black & female US hostages

1983 - Harm Wiersma retains checkers world championship

1989 - Bret Saberhagen signs record $2,966,667 per year KC Royal contract

 

 

 

1992 - Dateline NBC airs a demonstration show General Motors trucksblowing up on impactlater revealed NBC rigged test

 

 

 

 

 

1993 - US House of Representatives approve Nafta

 

 

 

1997 - In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by 6 Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsutknown as Luxor massacre (The police then kill the assailants).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2004 - Kmart Corp. announces it is buying Sears, Roebuck and Co. for $11 billion USD and naming the newly merged company Sears Holdings Corporation.

 

 

 

Births

9 - Vespasian, Falacrina, Italy, Roman Emperor (AD 69-79), (d. AD 79)

331 - Flavius Claudius Julianus, [Julian the Apostate], Emperor

 

 

 

1502 - Atahualpalast emperor of the Inca (d. 1533)

 

 

 

 

 

1503 - Il Bronzino, Florentine painter (Eleanor de Toledo & her Son)

1594 - Johan van Beverwijck, Dutch physician/writer (Treasure of Health)

1612 - Dorgon, Manchu prince (d. 1650)

1685 - Pierre Gaultier, French-Canadian trader and explorer (d. 1749)

1755 - Louis XVIII, 1st post-revolutionary king of France (1814-24)

1790 - August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician (d. 1868)

1794 - John Barrien Montgomery, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1873

1799 - Titian Ramsey Peale, US, artist/naturalist (American Ornithology)

1814 - Joseph Finegan, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1885

1826 - John McArthur, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906

1834 - Stephen Hinsdale Weed, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1863

1865 - John S Plaskett, Canadian astronomer (Plaskett’s twins)

1866 - Voltairine de Cleyre, American anarchist (d. 1912)

 

 

 

1887 - Bernard L MontgomeryBritish field marshal (WW II-African campaign)

 

 

 

 

 

1890 - Jack Cusack, pro football pioneer (Canton Bulldogs)

1897 - Ed Baker, Davis WV, actor (Keystone Kops)

1899 - Douglas Shearer, Canadian film sound engineer (d. 1971)

1902 - Eugene Paul Wigner, mathematician/physicist (A Bomb, Nobel 1963)

1902 - Lee Strasberg, Austria, acting coach/actor (And Justice for All)

1905 - Astrid Bernadotte, Princess of Sweden

1906 - Betty Bronson, Trenton NJ, actress (Evel Knievel, One Stolen Night)

1906 - Soichiro Honda, Japan, founder/CEO (Honda Motor Co)

1911 - Charles Walters, US, actor/choreographer/director (Easter parade)

1911 - Nobutaka Shikanai, Japans media CEO (Fujisankei Com Group)

1914 - Archie Campbell, Bullsgap Tenn, comedian (Hee Haw)

1917 - Jack Lescoulie, Sacramento California, TV host (Jackie Gleason Show)

1919 - Hershy Kay, Philadelphia Penn, composer/arranger (Olympic Hymn)

1925 - Colin Campbell Mitchell, soldier

1925 - Rock Hudson, Winnetka, Ill, actor (Pillow Talk, A Farewell to Arms)

1929 - Edgar White, US, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1952)

1929 - Sumner White, US, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1952)

1930 - Bob Mathias, Tulare California, decathelete (Olympic-gold-1948, 52)

1933 - Orlando Peña, Cuban baseball player

1935 - Anton Sailer, Austria, skier (Olympic-3 golds-1956)

1937 - Peter Edward Cook, Torquay England, actor/comedian (Bedazzled)

 

 

 

1938 - Gordon LightfootOntario Canadafolksinger (Sundown)

 

Sundown

If You Could Read My Mind

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Cotton Jenny

 

 

 

 

1940 - Luke Kelly, Irish folk music singer and banjo player

1941 - Gene Clark, LA California, rock vocalist/guitarist (Byrds)

1942 - Bob Gaudio, Bronx NY, rocker (Four Seasons-Sherry)

1942 - Martin Scorsese, Queens, New York, director (Raging Bull, The Departed)

 

 

 

1943 - Lauren Hutton, [Mary], Charleston SCmodel/actress (American Gigolo)

 

 

 

 

 

1944 - Danny DeVito, Neptune NJ, actor (Taxi, Ruthless People, Twins)

1944 - Eugene Clarke, Tipton Missouri, rock guitarist

1944 - Lorne Michaels, [Lipowitz], Toronto Ontario, comedian (SNL)

1944 - Tom Seaver, pitcher (NY Met, 300 game winner, Cy Young ’69 ’73 ’75)

1945 - Elvin Hayes, NBA star (San Diego, Houston, Baltimore)

1945 - Roland Joffe, director (City of Joy, Mission, Killing Fields)

1946 - Martin Barre, British pop guitarist (Jethro Tull)

1948 - Jaime Huelamo, Spain, cyclist (Olympic-bronze-1972) drug disqualified

1948 - Howard Dean, American politician

1949 - John Boehner, (Rep-R-Ohio)

1949 - Thomas Lionel Hill, New Orleans, 110m hurdler (Olympic-bronze-1972)

1950 - Roland Matthes, German DR, 100m/200m backstroke (Oly-gold-1968, 72)

1950 - Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver and race team owner

1951 - Dean Paul Martin, Santa Monica California, actor (Billy-Misfits of Science)

1953 - Jilly Johnson, England, vocalist (Blonde on Blonde)

1958 - Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Oak Park Ill, actress (Color of Money)

1960 - RuPaul, drag queen/model/actor (RuPaul Show)

1961 - Merete Van Kemp, Denmark, actress (Grace-Dallas, Princess Daisy)

 

 

 

1961 - Robert StethemU.S. Navy Seabee diver murdered by terrorists on TWA Flight 847 (d. 1985)

 

 

 

 

 

1964 - Marina Tcherkasova, US, pairs figure skater (Olympic-silver-1980)

1964 - Michelle Knox-Zaloom, Annapolis MD, rower (Olympics-96)

1965 - Grant Connell, Regina Saskatchawan, tennis player (Olympics-96)

1965 - Rob Koll, Bellefonte PA, 163 lbs/74 kg freestyle wrestler (Olymp-96)

1965 - Winthrop Graham, Jamaica, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1988)

1965 - Amanda Brown, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens) and composer

 

 

 

1966 - Daisy Fuentesmodel/MTV veejay (America’s Funniest Videos)

 

 

 

 

 

1966 - Sophie Marceau, Paris France, actress (Braveheart, L’Amour Braque)

1969 - Takako Inque, Toride Japan, wrestler (Japan)

1970 - Paul Allender, British guitarist (Cradle of Filth)

1972 - Kimya Dawson, American singer

1973 - Scott Rehberg, tackle (New England Patriots)

1974 - Leslie Bibb, American actress

1974 - Berto Romero, Spanish humorist

1977 - Ryk Neethling, South African swimmer

1978 - Zoë Bell, New Zealand actress

1980 - Isaac Hanson, vocalist (Hansons-Do Wah)

1980 - [Clarke] Isaac Hanson, Tulsa OK, singer (Hansons-MMMMbop)

1981 - Sarah Harding, English singer (Girls Aloud)

1983 - Christopher Paolini, American novelist

 

 

 

Deaths

375 - Valentinian I “The Great“, Roman Co-Emperor and Ruler of Western Roman Empire (363-75), dies at 54

 

 

 

 

474 - Leo II, Byzantine Emperor (474), dies

 

 

 

594 - St Gregory of ToursFrankish bishop of Toursdies at 55

 

 

 

 

 

641 - Emperor Jomei of Japan (b. 593)

1093 - Margaret, widow of Scottish king Malcolm III, dies

1231 - Elisabeth of Hungary, daughter of Andrew II of Hungary (b. 1207)

1494 - Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italian philosopher (b. 1463)

1512 - Kempo Roeper, Frisian rebel, quartered

1600 - Kuki Yoshitaka, Japanese naval commander (b. 1542)

1608 - Adolf, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies in battle at 22

1632 - Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian field marshal (b. 1594)

1690 - Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French soldier (b. 1610)

1713 - Abraham van Riebeeck, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (b. 1653)

 

 

 

1720 - Calico JackEnglish pirate (b. 1682)

 

 

 

 

 

1776 - James Ferguson, British astronomer (b. 1710)

1780 - Bernardo Bellotto, Italian painter (b. 1720)

1794 - Jacques François Dugommier, French general (b. 1738)

 

 

 

1796 - Catherine the Great [Catherine II], Empress of Russia (1762-96)dies of a stroke at 67

 

 

 

 

 

1858 - Robert Owen, British father of the cooperative movement (b. 1771)

1875 - Hilario Ascasubi, Argentina author (pampa, gauchos & indians), dies

1917 - Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (Baiser, Thinker), dies at 77

1927 - Adolf A Joffe, Russian author/diplomat, commits suicide at 44

1928 - Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian author, politician, & freedom fighter (b. 1865)

1929 - Herman Hollerith, German/US statistician (punch card), dies at 69

1940 - Eric Gill, British sculptor (b. 1882)

1940 - Raymond Pearl, American biologist (b. 1879)

1941 - Earnest Udet, German general/head air pioneer, commits suicide

1942 - Ben Reitman, American anarchist, physician (b. 1879)

1947 - Victor Serge, Russian anarchist, novelist, and historian (b. 1890)

1962 - Arthur Vining Davis, CEO (Alcoa-1910-57), dies at 95 in Miami

1971 - Gladys Cooper, actress (Margaret-The Rogues), dies at 83

1971 - Jackie Cooper, actor (People’s Choice), dies at 49

1973 - The Mother, Sri Aurobindo Ashram (b. 1878)

1974 - Clive Brook, actor/director (On Approval), dies at 87

1978 - James J “Gene” Tunney, heavyweight boxing champ (1926-8), dies at 80

1979 - John Glassock, bass (Jethro Tull), dies at 27 following heart surgery

1981 - Bob Eberly, singer (Jimmy Dorsey Band), dies at 65

1982 - Bill Baldwin, announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 69

1982 - Duk Koo Kim, S Korean boxer, legally declared dead

1986 - Alan Hewitt, actor (Det Brennan-My Favorite Martian), dies at 71

1986 - Georges Besse, French president-director of Renault, murdered

1989 - Gus Farace, American gangster (b. 1960)

1990 - Robert Hofstadter, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)

1991 - Kelly Jean Van Dyke-Nance, (Jerry Van Dyke’s daughter), suicide at 33

1995 - Edward LeBone Molotlegi, chief of the Bafokeng, dies at 66

1998 - Esther Rolle, American actress (b. 1920)

2000 - Louis Eugène Félix Néel, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)

2001 - Michael Karoli, German guitarist (b. 1948)

2002 - Abba Eban, Israeli diplomat (b. 1915)

2003 - Arthur Conley, American singer (b. 1946)

 

 

 

2006 - Ruth BrownAmerican blues singer (b. 1928)

 

 

Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean

Ain’t Nobody’s Business with BB King

A Good Day For The Blues

Ice Water In Your Veins

 

 

 

 

2008 - George Stephen Morrison, American admiral and father of The Doors’ lead singer Jim Morrison

2011 - Olin Branstetter, American businessman and politician (b. 1929)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

13 - General Tiberius’ (later Emperor) triumphant procession through Rome after siege of Germany

534 - A second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus is published.

1380 - French King Charles VI declares no taxes for ever

 

 

 

1384 - Jadwiga is crowned King of Polandalthough she is a woman.

 

 

 

 

 

1532 - Pizarro captures Incan emperor Atahualpa after victory at Cajamarca

 

 

 

1632 - Battle at LutzenSweden beats imperial armies under Von Wallenstein

 

 

 

 

1676 - 1st colonial prision organized, Nantucket Mass

1677 - French troops occupy Freiburg

1764 - Native Americans surrender to British in Indian War of Chief Pontiac

1776 - 1st gun salute for an American warship in a foreign port – US Andrew Doria at Ft St Eustatius

 

 

 

1776 - British troops captured Fort Washington during American Revolution

 

 

 

 

 

1798 - Kentucky becomes 1st state to nullify an act of Congress

1801 - 1st edition of New York Evening Post

1805 - Battle at Schongrabern: Russian army stop French

1835 - Charles Darwins voyage published in Cambridge Philosophical Society

1841 - Life preservers made of cork are patented by Napoleon Guerin (NYC)

1849 - A Russian court sentences Fyodor Dostoevsky to death for anti-government activities linked to a radical intellectual group; his sentence is later commuted to hard labor.

1863 - Battle of Campbell’s Station TN, 492 casualities

1864 - Confederate retreat at Lovejoy, Georgia

1875 - Battle at Gundet: Ethiopian emperor Yohannes beats Egyptians

1885 - Canadian rebel leader of the Métis and “Father of Manitoba”, Louis Riel is executed for treason aged 41.

1894 - 6,000 Armenians massacred by Turks in Kurdistan

1894 - French capt Henri Decoeurs troops reach Nikki West Africa

1901 - 3 autos race on Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, fastest speed achieved by Henry Fournier who drives a mile in 51 4/5 seconds

1907 - Oklahoma becomes the United States 46th state

 

 

 

1914 - Federal Reserve System formally opens

 

 

 

 

 

1916 - USSR La Satannaya ammunitions factory explodes, killing 1,000

1917 - British occupy Tel Aviv & Jaffa

1919 - Admiral Horthy conquerors Budapest from Béla Kuns Soviet Republic

1920 - Australia’s Qantas airways founded in Winton, Queensland as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited

1933 - Roosevelt establishes diplomatic relations with USSR

1936 - German air force begins bombing of Madrid

1938 - LSD is first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland.

1939 - Al Capone freed from Alcatraz jail

1939 - German U-boat torpedoes tanker Sliedrecht near Ireland

1940 - World War II: In response to Germany’s leveling of Coventry, England two days before, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg.

1941 - German troops conquer Kertsh (probably)

1942 - Assault of US B-17 Flying Fortresses on airport at Sidi Ahmed

1943 - World War II: American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway.

1944 - US 9th division & 1st Army attacks at Geilenkirchen

1945 - Yeshiva College (Univesity), chartered in NY, 1st US Jewish College

1945 - UNESCO is founded.

1947 - 15,000 demonstrate in Brussels against mild sentence of nazis

1948 - Operation Magic Carpet – 1st plane from Yemen carrying Jews to Israel

1955 - 1st speed-boat to exceed 200 mph (322 kph) (D M Campbell)

1955 - Johnny Cash made his 1st chart appearance with “Cry Cry Cry”

1957 - Celtic Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds beat Phila 111-89

1962 - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 73 points vs NY Knicks

1963 - Touch-tone telephone introduced

1965 - Venera 3 launched, 1st to land on another planet (crashes into Venus)

 

 

 

1965 - Walt Disney launches Epcot CenterPrototype Community of Tomorrow

 

 

 

 

 

1966 - Dr Sam Sheppard freed after 9 years in jail, by a jury

1966 - Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente is named NL MVP

1969 - 1968 massacre of civilians at My lai S Vietnam, by US is 1st reported

1973 - Pres Nixon authorizes construction of Alaskan pipeline

1973 - Skylab 4 launched into Earth orbit

1974 - 1st intentional interstellar radio message sent, Arecibo telescope towards M 41, a cluster of stars some 25,000 light years away

1976 - René Levesque’s “Parti Québécois” wins elections in Quebec

1976 - Rick Barry (SF), ends then longest NBA free throw streak of 60

1982 - Space Shuttle Columbia completes its 1st operational flight

1988 - Benazir Bhutto wins 1st free Pakistani elections in 11 years

1988 - Estonia declares sovereignty in internal affairs

1988 - Jose Canseco is 1st unanimous AL MVP since Reggie Jackson

1988 - Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto’s PPP wins parliamentary election

1989 - 6 Jesuit priests are killed by El Salvadorian troops

1993 - Russian President Yeltsin shuts Lenin museum

1997 - After nearly 18 years of incarceration, the People’s Republic of China releases Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident, from jail for medical reasons.

 

 

 

Births

42 BC - TiberiusRoman Emperor (d. 37 AD)

 

 

 

 

 

1436 - Leonardo Loredan, Doge of the Republic of Venice (d. 1521)

1569 - Paul Sartorius, composer

1642 - Cornelis Evertsen the Younger, Dutch buccaneer/lt admiral of Zeeland

1643 - Jean Chardin, French explorer (d. 1703)

1717 - Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d’Alembert, French Enlightenment philosophe/mathematician (Encyclopédie), (d. 1783)

1730 - Gualtherius “Wouter” van Doeveren, Zealand-Flanders physician

1758 - Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist (d. 1841)

1822 - Charles Smith Hamilton, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1891

1835 - Elliott Warren Rice, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1887

1836 - David Kalakaua of Hawaii, Hawaiian king (d. 1891)

1841 - Jules Violle, French physicist (d. 1923)

 

 

 

1873 - William Christopher HandyAlabamajazz/bluesman (St Louis Blues) (d. 1958)

 

Memphis Blues

Ole Miss Rag

A Bunch O Blues

ST LOUIS BLUES

 

 

 

 

1887 - Philip Frohman, US architect

1889 - George S Kaufman, Pittsburgh Pa, playwright (This is Show Business)

1890 - George Seldes, journalist

1892 - Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (d. 1978)

1892 - Tazio Nuvolari, Italian racing driver (d. 1953)

1893 - Cornelis J van der Klauw, Dutch biologist/zoologist

1894 - Mabel Normand, [Muriel Fortescue], Boston MA, comedienne (Mickey)

1895 - Eduard Bagritsky, [Dzhubin], Russ poet/journalist (South-West)

1899 - Mary Margaret McBride, Paris Mo, radio personality (WOR-AM, NYC)

1904 - Eddie Condon, Goodland Ind, jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon’s Floor Show)

1907 - Burgess Meredith, Cleveland Ohio, actor (Mr Novak, The Penguin in Batman, Rocky), (d. 1997)

1916 - Daws Butler, Toledo OH, animation voice (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound)

1922 - Royal Dano, NYC, actor (Red Badge of Courage, Cocaine Wars, House II)

1922 - Gene Amdahl, American computer scientist

1924 - Mel Patton, American athlete

1930 - Alice Adams, sculptor

1931 - Luciano Bottaro, Italian comic book artist (d. 2006)

 

 

 

1931 - Hubert SumlinAmerican blues musician (died,2011)

 

Come On Home Baby with Sunnyland Slim

Talkin’ Blues – Hubert Sumlin Interview

Hubert Sumlin Teaches “Smokestack Lightning”

Come On In My House

 

 

 

 

1933 - Guy Stockwell, NYC, actor (Chris-Adventures in Paradise)

1938 - Toni Brown, US guitarist/singer/keyboardist (Joy of Cooking)

 

 

 

1938 - Robert NozickAmerican philosopher (d. 2002)

 

The Tale of the Slave

A History of the Libertarian Movement

Anarchy, State, and Robert Nozick

On Robert Nozick and Liberty

 

 

 

 

1942 - Donna McKechnie, Pontiac Michigan, actress/dancer (Company)

1942 - Willie Carson, Scottish jockey

1944 - Joanna Pettit, London, actress (Knots Landing, Cry of the Innocent)

1948 - Chi Coltrane, US pianist/singer

1950 - Carl J Meade, Illinos, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 38, STS 50, 64)

1950 - David Leisure, actor (Joe Isuzu, Airplane, Charley-Empty Nest)

1952 - Piero Falchetta, Italian archivist, Biblioteca Marciana

1952 - Shigeru Miyamoto, Japanese video game designer

1954 - Andrea Barrett, American author

1954 - Bruce Edwards, American golf caddy (d. 2004)

 

 

 

1956 - Terry LabonteAmerican NASCAR driver

 

 

 

 

1958 - Marg Helgenberger, North Bend Nebraska, actress (China Beach)

 

 

 

1958 - Roberto GuerreroMedelin Colombia, Indy racer (Rookie of Year 1984)

 

 

 

 

 

1958 - Boris Krivokapić, Serbian academic

1959 - Bert Cameron, Spanish Town Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-silv-1988)

1959 - Corey Allen Pavin, Oxnard CA, PGA golfer (1995 US Open)

1961 - Frank Bruno, British boxer (European champ)

1963 - Zina Garrison Jackson, Houston Tx, tennis star (1988/90 Wimbledon)

1964 - Dwight Gooden, Tampa FL, pitcher (NY Yankees, NY Mets)

 

 

 

1964 - Diana KrallCanadian Jazz pianist and singer

 

Look Of Love

Cry Me A River

Love Me Like A Man

You Don’t Know Me with Ray Charles

 

 

 

 

1966 - Dan Nowosielski, Montreal Quebec, fencing epee (Olympics-96)

1966 - Lisa Brown Miller, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)

1966 - Tricia Cast, Medford NY, actr (Amanda-Bad News Bear, Young & Restless)

1967 - Lisa Bonet, SF, actress (Cosby Show, Different World, Angel Heart)

1968 - Melvin Stewart, US butterfly swimmer (200m record)

1970 - Martha Plimpton, NYC, actress (Goonies, Mosquito Coast)

1971 - Donald Wolf, computer game creator

1971 - Koshi Rikdo, Japanese mangaka

1973 - Joe Hudepohl, US, 800m freestyle relay (Olympics-gold-96)

1973 - Sedrick Shaw, running back (New England Patriots)

1973 - Christian Horner, British Formula One team owner

1974 - Eric Judy, American Musician

1974 - Maurizio Margaglio, Italian ice dancer

1977 - Oksana Baiul, Ukraine, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1994)

1977 - Maggie Gyllenhaal, New York, actress (Donnie Darko, The Dark Knight)

1979 - Salli Wills, Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)

1979 - Bruce Irons, American surfer

1980 - Nicole Gius, Italian alpine skier

1980 - Carol Huynh, 2008 Canadian Gold Medalist,48 kg. wrestling

1983 - Britta Steffen, German swimmer

 

 

 

Deaths

1271 - Henry III, King of England (1216-71, Provisions of Oxford), dies

1328 - Prince Hisaaki, Japanese shogun (b. 1276)

1512 - Gerbrand Mockema, Fries rebel, beheaded

1512 - Jemme Herjuwsma, Fries rebel, beheaded

1548 - Caspar Cruciger, German church reformer, dies at 44

1603 - Pierre Charron, French philosopher/theologian, dies

1613 - Trajano Boccalini, Italian satirist (b. 1556)

1706 - Cornelis Evertsen, mutineer/ltalian-admiral of Zeeland, dies at 64

1745 - James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde, Irish statesman and soldier (b. 1665)

1766 - Dominikus Zimmermann, German architect/painter, dies at 81

1779 - Pehr Kalm, Finnish explorer and naturalist (b. 1716)

1790 - Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, American Continental Congressman (b. 1723)

1797 - King Frederick William II of Prussia (b. 1744) Reigns 1786-97

1806 - Moses Cleaveland, founder of Cleveland, Ohio (b. 1754)

1808 - Mustapha IV, sultan of Turkey (1807-08), dies at 29

 

 

 

1831 - Karl von ClausewitzPrussian strategist (Campaign 1813), dies at 51

 

 

 

 

 

1907 - Robert I, Duke of Parma, last ruling Duke of Parma (b. 1848)

1922 - Max Abraham, German physicist (b. 1875)

1935 - Kurt Schindler, composer, dies at 53

1939 - Pierce Butler, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1866)

1943 - Marcel Verhamme, Belgian resistance fighter, executed

1950 - Bob Smith, American doctor, co-founder of the Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1879)

 

 

 

1960 - Clark Gableactor (Gone With the Wind), dies at 59

 

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1961 - Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the House for 17 years, dies at 79

1964 - John Emery, actor (Ship Ahoy, Kronos, Mademoiselle Fifi), dies at 59

1964 - Piet Moeskops, Dutch world champion cyclist (1921-24, 26), dies at 71

1971 - Charlie Dell, comedian, dies at 90

1973 - Alan Watts, writer/popularizer of Zen, dies in Calif

1974 - Walther Meissner, German physicist (Meissner Effect), dies at 91

 

 

 

1981 - William Holdenactor (NetworkWild BunchBreezy), dies at 63

 

WILLIAM HOLDEN TRIBUTE

Network

Breezy

The Wild Bunch – Final Shootout

 

 

 

 

1982 - Arthur Askey, British comedian, dies at 82

1982 - Lenny Murphy, Leader of Belfast’s notorious Shankill Butchers (b. 1952)

1986 - Siobhan McKenna, actress (Dr Zhivago, Hungry Hill), dies at 63

1987 - Jim Brewer, Major League Baseball relief pitcher (b. 1937)

1993 - Achille Zavatta, French clown (b. 1915)

1994 - Dino Valente, American musician (Quicksilver Messenger Service) (b.1943)

1995 - Jack Finney, author (Body Snatchers), dies at 84

1999 - Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1928)

2001 - Tommy Flanagan, American jazz pianist (b. 1930)

2005 - Robert Tisch, American football team owner (b. 1926)

2005 - Donald Watson, English founder of the Vegan Society (b. 1910)

2005 - Henry Taube, Canadian-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)

 

 

 
2006 - Milton FriedmanAmerican economistNobel Prize laureatedies at 94

 

Free To Choose Part 1 of 10 The Power of the Market                      Socialism is Force

on Libertarianism                                                   The Role Of Gold In Great Depression

The Road To Serfdom                                                     Power of the Market – The Pencil

 

 

 

 

2007 - Trond Kirkvaag, Norwegian comedian and author (b. 1946)

2009 - Edward Woodward, British actor (The Equalizer) (b. 1930)

2010 - Donald Nyrop, American airline executive (b. 1912)

2010 - Britton Chance, American molecular biologist and yachtsman (b. 1913)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

655 - Battle of WinwaedPenda of Mercia is defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria.

 

 

 

 

 

1315 - Battle at Morgarten: Swiss beat duke Leopold I of Austria

1491 - Anna van Bretagne becomes devoted to end “la guerre folle”

1492 - Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco

1532 - Pope Clemens VII tells Henry VIII to end relationship with Anna Boleyn

1533 - Francisco Pizarro arrives at Cuzco

1577 - Sir Francis Drake aboard Pelican travels from Chile to Washington

1660 - 1st kosher butcher (Asser Levy) licensed in NYC (New Amsterdam)

1688 - Prince Willem III’s army lands at Torbay England

 

 

 

1763 - Charles Mason & Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania & Maryland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1777 - Articles of Confederation adopted by Continental Congress

 

 

 

 

 

1791 - 1st Catholic college in US, Georgetown, opens

1806 - 1st US college magazine, Yale Literary Government, publishes 1st issue

1806 - Explorer Zebulon Pike sights Pikes Peak (Colorado)

1813 - Tax revolt in Amsterdam

1824 - Series of fires kills 10 (Edinburgh Scotland)

1826 - Dutch Business Me gets monopoly on opium trade in Java/Madura

1837 - Isaac Pitman introduces his steno system

1849 - 1st US poultry show opens in Boston

1854 - In Egypt, the Suez Canal, linking the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea, is given the necessary royal concession.

1864 - 1st US mines school opens in basement of Columbia University, NY

 

 

 

1864 - Union Major General Sherman leaves Atlanta on the “March to the Sea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1869 - Free postal delivery formally inaugurated

1881 - American Federation of Labor (AFL) founded (Pittsburgh)

1882 - British HMS Flirt destroys village of Asaba Niger

1887 - British SS Wah Yeung catches fire on Canton River off Hong Kong

1899 - Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill & wife captured in Natal

1901 - James J Jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in San Francisco

1902 - Leopold II, King of Belgium almost assassinated by Italian anarchist

1904 - King C Gillette patents Gillette razor blade

1914 - Ital socialist Benito Mussolini founds newspaper Il populo d’italia

1919 - Senate 1st invokes cloture to end a filibuster (Versailles Treaty)

1920 - League of Nations holds 1st meeting, in Geneva

1926 - 1st formal radio network, RCA takes over AT&T 25 station Network (NBC)

1934 - Nobel for chemistry awarded to Harold C Urey (deuterium)

1938 - 1st telecast of an unscheduled event (fire), W2XBT, NY

1939 - FDR lays cornerstone of Jefferson Memorial in Wash DC

 

 

 

1939 - Nazis begin mass murder of Warsaw Jews , Warsaw Ghetto

 

 

 

 

 

1939 - Social Security Administration approves 1st unemployment check

1940 - 1st 75,000 men called to armed forces duty during peacetime

1942 - World War II: First flight of the Heinkel He 219.

1946 - House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) interrogates astronomer Harlow Shapley

1956 - Elvis Presley’s 1st film “Love Me Tender,” premieres in NYC

1957 - US sentences Soviet spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel to 30 years & $3,000

1959 - Robert White & Perry Smith murder four members of the Herbert Clutter Family at their farm outside Holcomb, Kansas.

1960 - Elgin Baylor of NBA LA Lakers scores 71 points vs NY Knicks

1960 - USS G Washington, 1st sub with nuclear ballistic missiles, launched

1961 - Comet C/1961 T1 (Seki) approaches within 0.1019 AUs of Earth

1961 - Roger Maris is voted AL MVP

1961 - UN bans nuclear arms

1962 - Don Drysdale wins Cy Young Award

 

 

 

1965 - Craig Breedlove sets land speed record (600.601 mph-966.57 kph)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1967 - Boston’s Carl Yastrzemski wins AL MVP

1967 - Michael Adams in X-15 reaches 80 km(see below Deaths )

1967 - The only fatality of the X-15 program occurs during the 191st flight when Air Force test pilot Michael J. Adams loses control of his aircraft which is destroyed mid-air over the Mojave Desert.(see below Deaths )

1969 - 1st commercial ad on English TV: Birds-Eye Peas on ATV (Midland)

1969 - 250,000 peacefully demonstrate in Wash DC against Vietnam War

1969 - Wendy’s Hamburgers opens

1971 - Intel advertises 4004-processor

1972 - Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 48 launched to study gamma rays

1973 - Egypt & Israel exchange prisoners of war

1976 - Syrian army conquerors Beirut

1979 - ABC-TV announces it would broadcast nightly specials on Iran hostage

1979 - Brit government identifies Sir Anthony Blunt as 4th man in Soviet spy ring

1979 - A package from the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.

1982 - Funeral services held in Moscow’s Red Square for Leonid I Brezhnev

1983 - 75th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

 

 

 

1985 - A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.

 

 

 

 

 

1986 - 2nd time Saturday Night Live uses a time delay (Sam Kinison hosts)

1988 - 91 m radio telescope dish at Green Bank, WV collapses

1988 - PLO proclaims State of Palestine, recognizes Israeli existence

1988 - Soviet space shuttle makes unmanned maiden flight (2 orbits)

1988 - The first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched in the Netherlands.

1989 - “Batman” is released on video tape

1989 - Bret Saberhagen wins AL Cy Young Award

1989 - Walter Davis (Denver) begins NBA free throw streak of 53 games

1990 - Pres Bush signs Clear Air Act of 1990

1990 - Producers confirm that Milli Vanilla didn’t sing on their album

1990 - US 68th manned space mission STS 38 (Atlantis 7) launches into orbit

1991 - Dow Jones avg drops 120.31 points (5th largest dive)

1991 - Ricky Pierce (Seattle) begins NBA free throw streak of 75 game

1993 - Joe Buttafuoco sentence to 6 months for statutory rape of Amy Fisher

1993 - 13 Cuban refugees land in Florida after stealing a crop-duster in Cuba.

1995 - Space shuttle Atlantis docks with orbiting Russian space station Mir

1999 - Next transit of Mercury visible in North America

2003 - The first day of the 2003 Istanbul Bombings takes place, to be followed by additional bombings on November 20.

2005 - Boeing formally launches the stretched Boeing 747-8 variant with orders from Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines.

2007 - A devastating Cyclone named Sidr hit Bangladesh, killing an estimated 5000 people and destroyed the world’s largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans.

 

 

 

Births

1316 - Jean I, King of France (Nov 15-19, 1316) (he lived only 5 days)

1397 - Nicholas V, [Tommaso Parentucelli], Italy, Pope (1447-55)

1498 - Eleonore of Austria, Queen of Portugal and France (d. 1558)

1556 - Jacques-Davy Duperron, French cardinal (d. 1618)

1559 - Albrecht, arch duke of Austrian/cardinal-archbishop of Toledo

1660 - Hermann von der Hardt, German historian (d. 1746)

1661 - Christoph von Graffenried, Swiss settler in Americas (d. 1743)

1688 - Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician (d. 1757)

 

 

 

1708 - William Pitt the ElderLondonBritish Prime Minister (Whig, 1756-61, 66-68), `Great Commoner‘, (d. 1778)

 

 

 

 

 

1755 - Jan Blanken, Dutch hydraulic engineer

1757 - Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher, Danish surgeon (d. 1830)

1793 - Michel Chasles, French mathematician (geometry)

1814 - Pleasant Adam Hackleman, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1862

1816 - Joseph Bennett Plummer, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1862

1836 - Pierce Manning Butler Young, Mjr Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1896

1874 - August Krogh [Schack], Denmark, zoophysiologist (arterioles and capillaries, Nobel-1920), (d. 1949)

1882 - Felix Frankfurter, Vienna Aust, 80th Supreme Court Justice (1939-62)

1887 - Marianne Moore, St Louis, poet (Pulitzer 1951, Collected Poems)

 

 

 

1891 - Erwin RommelGerman fieldmarshal (WW II-African campaign)

 

 

 

 

 

1891 - W Averell Harriman, US, (Gov-D-NY)/ambassador to USSR (1943-46)

 

 

 

1906 - Curtis E Le May, air force general/VP candidate(see UE 10/1)

 

 

 

 

1907 - Count Claus Schenck von StauffenbergGerman anti fascist colonel

 

 

 

 

 

1919 - Joseph Albert Wapner, La, judge (People’s Court)

1928 - C. W. McCall, American singer

1930 - J[ames] G[raham] Ballard, China, sci-fi author (Drowned World)

1930 - Whitman Mayo, NYC, actor (Grady-Sanford & Son)

1931 - John Kerr, NYC, actor (South Pacific, Peyton Place, Pit & Pendulum)

1932 - Clyde L McPhatter, Durham NC, singer (Drifters-Treasure My Love)

1932 - Petula Clark, Surrey England, rock vocalist (Downtown, My Love)

1933 - Jack Burns, Boston Mass, comedian (Burns & Schreiber)

1934 - Joanna Barnes, Boston, actr (Parent Trap, Spartacus, Goodbye Charlie)

 

 

 

1937 - William E “Little Willie” John, [Woods], US R&B singer (Fever)

 

PERSON TO PERSON

FEVER

I’m Shakin’

All Around The World

 

 

 

 

1937 - Yaphet Kotto, NYC, actor (Brubaker, Alien, Raid on Entebbe, Homicide)

1939 - Erik Hansen, Denmark, 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1960)

1939 - Thalmus Rasulala, [Jack Crowder], Miami Fla, actor (Blacula, Roots)

1940 - Sam Waterson, Cambridge Mass, American actor (Capricorn One, Heaven’s Gate)

1941 - Daniel Manus Pinkwater, US, sci-fi author (Magic Moscow)

1942 - Daniel Barenboim, Buenos Aires Argentinia, pianist/conductor

1945 - Anni-Frid Lyngsdtad, [Fryeda Anderson], Sweden, rocker (ABBA)

1946 - Janet Lennon, Culver City California, singer (Lennon Sisters)

1950 - Mac Maurice Wilkins, discus thrower (1st to break 70m)

1952 - “Macho Man” Randy Savage, [Poffo], Sarasota FL, wrestler (WWF/SMW/ICW)

1952 - Zoltán Buday, Hungarian born actor

1953 - Yuri Viktorovich Prikhodko, Russian cosmonaut

 

 

 

1954 - Beverly D’AngeloColumbus Ohioactress (VacationEuropean Vacation)

 

 

 

 

 

1957 - Kevin Eubanks, bandleader (Tonight Show)

1970 - Jack Ingram, American singer and songwriter

1971 - Natalia Medvedeva, Kiev Ukraine, tennis star (1993 Prague Essen)

1971 - Rohan Robinson, Australian hurdler (Olympics-96)

1971 - Sandra Kim, [Caldarone], French singer (J’aime la Vie)

1973 - Sydney Tamiia Poitier, American actress

1975 - Scott Henshall, British fashion designer

1976 - Jessica Amey, Montreal Quebec, 100m butterfly/4 x 100 (Olympics-96)

1976 - Virginie Ledoyen, French actress 

 

 

 

Deaths

655 - PendaKing of Mercia

 

 

 

 

 

1028 - Constantine VIII Byzantine Emperor (b. 960)

1136 - Margrave Leopold III of Austria (b. 1073)

1194 - Margaretha van Elzas, wife of count Boudouin V of Henegouwen, dies

1280 - Albertus Magnus the Great, German leader/bishop Regensburg, dies at 87

1463 - Giovanni Antonio del Balzo Orsini, Prince of Taranto and Constable of Naples

1544 - King Jungjong of Joseon (b. 1506)

1670 - Jan A Comenius, [Komensky], Czech/Neth educator/philosopher, dies

1691 - Albert Cuyp, landscape painter, buried at 71

1706 - Tsangyang Gyatso, 6th Dalai Lama (b. 1683)

1712 - James Douglas, 4th Duke of Hamilton, Scottish nationalist (b. 1658)

1795 - Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo, French painter (b. 1719)

1819 - Daniel Rutherford, Scottish chemist and physician (b. 1749)

1832 - Jean Baptiste Say, French economist, dies at 63

1908 - Cixi [the old Buddha], empress-widow of China, dies

1916 - Henryk Sienkiewicz, Polish author, Nobel laureate (b. 1846)

1919 - Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913), dies

1934 - Anton CR Dreesmann, German/Neth’s manufacturer (Devout & D), dies

1944 - Maarten Reuchlin, resistance fighter, executed

1954 - Lionel Barrymore, [Blythe], actor (Dr Kildare, Key Largo), dies at 76

1958 - Tyrone Power, actor (Mark of Zorro), dies of a heart attack at 44

 

 

 

1967 - Michael James AdamsUSAF pilot (X-15), dies in X-15 crash at 37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1971 - Rudolf Abel, Soviet spy (b. 1903)

1971 - Edie Sedgwick, American actress and model (b. 1943)

1978 - Margaret Mead, anthropologist (Thoughts & Female), dies in NY at 76

1982 - Martin De Alzaga, Argentine racing driver (b. 1901)

1985 - Spencer W Kimball, US head of mormon church, dies at 90

 

 

 

1990 - AlydarAmerican racehorse (b. 1975)

 

 

 

 

 

1993 - Luciano Liggio, Italian mafia leader/painter, dies

1993 - Mouin Shabaita, Palestinian al-Fatah commandant, murdered

1993 - Theo Huizenaar, Dutch boxing trainer (Bep van Klaveren), dies at 93

1994 - James Winston Watts, developer of the Frontal Lobotomy, dies at 90

1994 - Janet Ahlberg, illustrator, dies at 50

 

 

 

1996 - Alger Hissformer alleged spy/lawyerdies at 92

 

 

 

 

 

1997 - Saul Chaplin, director (West Side Story), dies at 85

1998 - Stokely Carmichael, American civil rights activist (b. 1941)

2003 - Speedy West, Country Music Hall of Fame Steel Guitarist (b. 1924)

2003 - Dorothy Loudon, American actress (b. 1933)

2003 - Laurence Tisch, American businessman (b. 1923)

2005 - Arto Salminen, Finnish writer (b. 1959)

2006 - Ana Carolina Reston, Brazilian model (b. 1985)

2006 - David K. Wyatt, American historian (b. 1937)

2007 - Joe Nuxhall, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1928)

2010 - Larry Evans, American chess grandmaster and journalist (b. 1932)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

1380 - King Charles VI of France crowned at age 12

 

 

 

1524 - Pizarro begins 1st great expeditionnear Colombia

 

 

 

 

 

1550 - Pope Julius III proclaims new seat on Council of Trente

1666 - Samuel Pepys reports on 1st blood transfusion (between dogs)

1677 - Prince Willem III Henry marries English princess Mary Stuart

1698 - Spanish king Carlos appoints grandson prince Jozef Ferdinand as heir

1755 - Henry Fox appointed English Secretary of State

1792 - Capt George Vancouver is 1st Englishman to enter SF Bay

1832 - 1st streetcar(horse-drawn)(John Mason) debuts in NYC; fare 12 cents  4th Avenue between Prince and 14th Sts

1834 - William Thomson enters Glasgow University at 10 yrs 4 months

1851 - “Moby Dick,” by Herman Melville, published

1863 - Nathan Bedford Forrest is assigned to command of West Tennessee

1863 - Skirmish at Danville, Mississippi

1881 - Charles J Guiteau went on trial for Pres Garfield’s assassination

1888 - St Andrews Golf Club, Yonkers NY, opens with just 6 holes

1888 - USC Trojans (then Methodists) play their 1st football game

 

 

 

1889 - New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) began her attempt to surpass fictitious journey of Jules Verne’s Phileas Fogg by traveling around world in less than 80 days She succeeded, finishing the trip in January in 72 days and 6 hours

 

 

 

 

 

1896 - Power plant at Niagara Falls begins operation

1906 - Roosevelt becomes 1st US pres to visit a foreign country (Panama)

1908 - Albert Einstein presents quantum theory of light

 

 

 

1910 - 1st airplane flight from deck of a shipNorfolk, Va

 

 

 

 

 

1919 - Red Army captures Omsk, Siberia

1923 - Kentaro Suzuki completes his ascent of Mount Iizuna.

1927 - Worlds largest gas tank in Pittsburgh Penn explodes; 28 die

1935 - FDR proclaims Philippine Islands a free commonwealth

1935 - Nazi’s deprive German Jews of their citizenship

1939 - Oil refinery fire kills 500 & destroys Lagunillas Venezuela

 

 

 

1940 - During WW IIGerman planes destroy most of CoventryEngland

 

 

 

 

 

1942 - -Nov 15th) Japanese/US sea battle at Savo-Island in Guadalcanal)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1942 - Last Vichy-French troops in Algeria surrender

1943 - Chic Bear Sid Luckman passes for 7 touchdowns vs NY Giants (56-7)

1956 - Hungarian revolt put down

1957 - Henry Aaron wins NL MVP

 

 

 

1957 - The Apalachin Meeting outside BinghamtonNew York is raided by law enforcementand many high level Mafia figures are arrested.

 

 

 

 

 

1959 - Kilauea’s most spectacular eruption (in Hawaii)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1960 - 2 passenger trains collided at high-speed killing 110 (Czech)

1960 - OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries), forms

1960 - Ray Charles’ “Georgia On My Mind” reaches #1

1960 - Riot due to school integration in New Orleans

1964 - Detroit Red Wings Gordie Howe sets NHL record 627th career goal

1965 - US government sends 90,000 soldiers to Vietnam

1966 - Muhammad Ali TKOs Cleveland Williams in 3 for heavyweight title

1968 - “National Turn in Your Draft Card Day” features draft card burning

1968 - 1st European lung transplant

1968 - Yale University announces it is going co-educational

1969 - 2nd Vietnam Moratorium Day in US

1969 - Apollo 12 (Conrad/Gordon/Bean) launched for 2nd manned Moon landing

1970 - DC-9 crashes in West Virginia, 75 killed

1970 - Marshall U football team wiped out in air crash at Kenova WV

1972 - Dow Jones closes above 1,000 for 1st time (1003.16)

1973 - Britain’s Princess Anne marries commoner, Capt Mark Phillips

1973 - Jim Palmer is named AL Cy Young winner

1973 - Reggie Jackson wins AL MVP Award unanimously

1976 - Cleveland Browns’ Jerry Sherk sets club record with 4 sacks

1976 - War criminal Pieter Menten captured 1 day after fleeing

1981 - Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant ties Amos Alonzo Stagg with 314 football wins

1982 - Polish Solidarity chairman Lech Walesa freed

1983 - 1st cruise missile placed (Greenham Common England)

1984 - Astronauts aboard “Discovery” pluck a 2nd satellite from orbit

1984 - NASA launches NATO-3D

1984 - Zamboanga City mayor Cesar Climaco, a prominent critic of the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is assassinated in his home city.

 

 

 

1985 - Volcano Nevado del Ruiz Colombia erupts1000s killed

 

 

 

 

 

1986 - Doubleday Publishing sells NY Mets to Nelson Doubleday & Fred Wilpon

1986 - SEC imposes a record $100 million penalty against Ivan Boesky

1990 - Michael Heseltine contests Thatcher’s leadership of party

1990 - Philippines hit by typhoon, 110 die

1991 - Michael Jackson’s “Black or White” video premieres on FOX TV

1991 - American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103.

1991 - Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returns to Phnom Penh after thirteen years of exile.

1993 - Don Shula becomes winningest coach in NFL history

1993 - Puerto Rico votes against becoming the 51st US state

 

 

 

1994 - 1st trains for public run in Channel Tunnel under English Channel

 

 

 

 

 

1994 - Space shuttle STS-66 (Atlantis 13), lands

1997 - Disney’s “Lion King” sets Broadway record of $2,700,000 daily sale

2001 - War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters takeover the capital Kabul.

2002 - Argentina defaults on an $805 million World Bank payment.

2002 - The United States House of Representatives votes not to create an independent commission to investigate the September 11 attacks.

2007 - the last direct-current distribution by Con Edison was shut down.

 

 

 

Births

1511 - Janus Secundus, neo latin poet (Basia)

1567 - Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange (d. 1625)

1601 - Jean Eudes, French missionary (d. 1680)

1650 - Willem III Henry, [Dutch William], king of England (1689-1702)

1679 - Omobono Stradivari, Italian violin maker/son of Antonius

1719 - Johann Georg Leopold Mozart, composer

1740 - Johann van Beethoven, Ludwig van Beethoven’s father and first teacher (d. 1792)

 

 

 

1765 - Robert FultonLittle Britain, Pen., inventor and engineer (1st commercial steamboat), (d. 1815)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1771 - Marie François Xavier Bichat, Paris, anatomist and physiologist (tissue theory), (d. 1802)

1776 - Henri Dutrochet, discovered & named process of osmosis

1797 - Charles Lyell, Scotland, geologist (Principles of Geology)

1814 - Michael Kelly Lawler, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), dies in 1882

1822 - William Harrow, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1872

1823 - Robert J Fruin, historian (80 year war)

1827 - Isaac Wistar, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1905

 

 

 

1828 - James Birdseye MacPhersonMjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1864

 

 

 

 

 

1840 - Claude MonetParisimpressionist (Water Lilies), (d. 1926)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1842 - Walter Williams, claimed to be last survivor of Civil War (d 1959)

1861 - Frederick Jackson Turner, Wisc, historian/educator (Harvard U)

1863 - Leo H A Baekeland, Belgian/US chemist (bakelite)

1875 - Gregorio del Pilar, Filipino general (d. 1899)

 

 

 

1889 - Jawaharlal Nehru1st Indian PM (1947-64)

 

 

 

 

 

1891 - Frederick Banting, Canadian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1941)

1892 - James Meredith, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1912)

1893 - Carlo E Gadda, Italian engineer/writer (Madonna dei filosofi)

1894 - Seena Owen, Spokane WA, silent screen actress (Queen Kelly)

1895 - Walter Freeman, American physician (d. 1972)

1896 - Mamie G Doud Eisenhower, 1st lady (1953-61)

1897 - John Steuart Curry, US painter/lithographer (Baptism in Kansas)

1900 - Aaron Copland, American composer (Billy the Kid, Appalachian Spring) (d. 1990)

1901 - Morton Downey, Wallingford Ct, singer (Star of the Family)

1904 - Dick Powell, Mt View Ark, actor (Cry Danger, Dick Powell Theater)

1904 - Marya Mannes, NYC, author (The Reporter)

1905 - John Henry Barbee, American guitarist and singer (d. 1964)

1906 - Louise Brooks, silent screen star (American Venus, Pandora’s Box)

1907 - Astrid Lindgren, Swedish children book author (Pipi Longstocking)

1907 - Howard William Hunter, Mormon Church Leader

1908 - Harrison E Salisbury, journalist/author (50th Anniv of Soviet Union)

 

 

 

1909 - Joseph R McCarthy, (Sen-R-Wisc), anti-communist

 

 

 

 

 

1912 - Barbara Hutton, heiress (Woolworth)

1916 - Sherwood Schwartz, Passaic NJ, TV creator (Brady Bunch, Gilligan Is)

1919 - Lisa Otto, German soprano

1920 - Johnny Desmond, Detroit Mich, singer (Your Hit Parade)

1921 - Brian Keith, Bayonne NJ, actor (Bill-Family Affair, Loneliest Runner)

1922 - Veronica Lake, [Constance Ockleman], actress (I Married a Witch) (d. 1973)

1922 - Boutros Boutros Ghali, Egyptian secretary-general of UN (1992- )

1924 - Arthur Frank “Peter” Shore, egyptologist

1924 - Leonid B Kogan, Dnepropetrovsk Russia, violinist (Lenin Prize-1952)

1927 - Narciso Yepes, Lorca Spain, guitarist (Orquesta Nacionale 1947)

1929 - McLean Stevenson, Normal Ill, actor (M*A*S*H, Hello Larry)

 

 

 

1930 - Edward H White IISan Antonio TexasLt Col USAF/astronaut (Gemini 4)

 

 

 

 

 

1930 - Charles De Sorgher, Belgian bobsledder

1933 - Fred W Haise Jr, Biloxi Miss, astronaut (Apollo 13 STS T-1, T-3, T-5)

 

 

 

1934 - Ellis Marsalisjazz musician , pianist

The Very Thought Of You

Caravan with Harry Connick Jr

A Night In Tunisia with Billy Taylor

Mozartin with Wynton

 

 

 

 

1934 - Roman A Gulyayev, cosmonaut

1935 - Gennadi Aleksandrovich Dolgopolov, cosmonaut

1935 - Hussein ibn Talal I, king of Jordan (1953- )

1935 - Jakusho Kwong, Santa Rosa California, head of Sonoma Mountain Zen Center

1936 - Cornell Gunther, LA California, musician (Coasters-Poison Ivy)

1940 - Freddie Garrity, rocker (Freddie & the Dreamers-I’m Telling You Now)

1943 - Peter Norton, American software engineer

1944 - Aditya Biria, industrialist

1944 - Scherrie Payne, US singer (Supremes-Incredible)

 

 

 

1947 - P J O’Rourkewriter (Easy Money , Republican Party Reptile )

 

 

 

 

 

1947 - Syanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr, US accordionist (On Track)

1948 - Charles Philip Arthur George (Prince Charles), Prince of Wales/Duke of Cornwall

1948 - James Young, Chicago IL, rock guitarist (Styx)1948 - Robert Ginty, Bkln NY, actor (Paper Chase, White Fire)

 

 

 

1951 - Sandahl BergmanKC Missouri, actress (ConanAll that Jazz)

 

 

 

 

 

1951 - Stephen Bishop, rocker vocalist

1952 - Ray Sharkey, Brooklyn NY, actor (Wise Guys, Wired, Caged Fear)

1954 - Bernard Hinault, French bicylist (Tour de France)

1954 - Yanni, new age musician (Live at the Acropolis, Sand Dance)

 

 

 

1954 - Condoleezza RiceUnited States Secretary of State

 

 

 

 

 

1956 - Kenneth D Bowersox, Portsmouth Va, USN/astro (STS 50, 61, 73, 82)

1957 - Frank Affolter, pianist/writer/composer (If Nobody Does)

1957 - Michael J Fitzgerald, American writer

1958 - Lynda Lehmann, Karoonda Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)

1961 - D B Sweeney, actor (Cutting Edge, Fire in the Sky, Day in October)

1962 - Laura San Giacoma, Danville NJ, actress (Pretty Woman, Vital Signs)

1962 - Morgan Reeser, Fort Lauderdale Fla, 470 yachter (Olymp-8th-1992, 96)

1964 - Joseph “Run” Simmons, New York, American rapper (Run DMC)

1964 - Silken Laumann, Mississauga Ontario, rower (Oly-bronze, silver-92, 96)

1964 - Patrick Warburton, American actor

1966 - Curt Schilling, Anchorage AK, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)

1966 - Petra Roßner, German cyclist

1967 - Nina Gordon, American singer

1968 - Bob Christian, NFL running back (Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons)

1968 - Claudia Porwik, Coburg Ger, tennis star (1995 Futures-Valladolid)

1969 - Butch Walker, Rome Ga, heavy metal guitarist (Southgang-Tainted Angel)

1972 - Edyta Górniak, Polish singer

1974 - Adam Walsh, American murder victim (d. 1981)

1975 - Travis Barker, American musician (Blink-182, +44)

1979 - Tobin Esperance, American musician (Papa Roach)

1979 - Mavie Hörbiger, German actress

1981 - Tom Ferrier, British racing driver

1982 - Kyle Orton, American football player (Chicago Bears)

1984 - Marija Šerifović, Serbian singer

 

 

 

Deaths

563 - Justinian I (The Great)Byzantinian Emperor (527-563), dies at 82Corpus Juris Civiliscivil law codewritten during reign.

 

 

 

 

 

784 - Alberik I, bishop of Utrecht, dies

976 - T’ai tsu, emperor of China/founder of Sung-dynasty, dies

1226 - Frederick of Isenberg, German politician (executed) (b. 1193)

 

 

 

1263 - Alexander NevskyGrand Prince of Novgorod and Vladimir dies at 43

 

 

 

 

 

1391 - Nikola Tavelić, First Croatian saint (b. 1340)

1522 - Anne of France, daughter of French king Louis XI, Princess and French Regent (for her brother King Charles VIII during his minority). Born 1461

1589 - Philipp Apianus [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German geographer, dies at 58

1625 - Giulio C Procaccini, Italian sculptor/painter, dies

1633 - William Ames, English philosopher (b. 1576)

1673 - Michael Wisniowieki, King of Poland, dies

1691 - Tosa Mitsuoki, Japanese painter (b. 1617)

1716 - Gottfried W Leibniz, German philosopher/theologist, dies at 70

1780 - Jacobus Houbraken, engraver/illustrator, dies at 81

1829 - Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, French pharmacist (b. 1763)

1832 - Charles Carroll, large landowner/signed Decl of Ind, dies at 95

1844 - John Abercrombie, British physician (b. 1780)

1908 - Kwang-siu, emperor of China, dies

 

 

 

1915 - Booker T Washingtoneducator/reformerdies at 59 in Tuskegee Ala

 

 

 

 

 

1917 - William Smith, British deserter in France, executed at 20

1935 - J Wouter[us] van Dieren, biologist (Terschelling), dies

1944 - Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist (b. 1873)

1947 - Joseph Allard, French Canadian fiddler (b. 1873)

1955 - Robert E Sherwood, dramatist (Abe Lincoln in Illinois), dies at 59

1971 - William Bendeck, Bolivian rally driver (b. 1934)

1972 - Martin Dies, (Rep)/1st chairman of House Un-American, dies

1974 - Johnny Mack Brown, actor (Lawman is Born, Back Trail), dies at 70

 

 

 

1990 - Malcolm MuggeridgeWW II spy for Britaindies at 87

 

 

 

 

 

1992 - George Adams, US tenor saxophonist/flautist (Changes One), dies

1994 - Michael Grierson Jarrett, archaeologist, dies at 60

1995 - Jack Finney, author (Body Snatchers), dies of pneumonia at 84

1995 - John Lapworth Holt, boat Designer, dies at 83

1996 - Havelock Henry Trevor Hudson, lloyd’s underwriter, dies at 77

1996 - Liz Knights, publisher, dies at 41

1996 - Vera von der Heydt, psychoanalyst, dies at 96

 

 

 

1997 - Eddie Arcarojockey (won 2 Triple Crowns), dies at 81

 

 

 

 

 

2001 - Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Argentine footballer (b. 1922)

2002 - Eddie Bracken, American film actor (b. 1915)

2010 - Wes Santee, American middle distance runner (b. 1932)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past *

 

*  A note about today’s Uncurrent Events : The events , births and deaths depicted in this post dated 11.13.13 are actually things that historically transpired on the 12th of November and not today . Yesterday we mistakenly posted the events of November 13th as that which occurred on the 12th . We are sorry about the confusion and regret any inconvenience we may have caused . It won’t happen again , although regular readers will be aware of the fact that this is the second time we have screwed this up .

 

 

Events

295 - Origin of Era of Ascension

764 - Tibetan troops occupy Chang’an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days.

954 - Lotharius becomes king of France

1028 - Future Byzantine empress Zoe marries Romanus Argyrus according to the wishes of the dying Constantine VIII.

1439 - Plymouth, England, becomes the first town incorporated by the English Parliament.

1555 - The English Parliament re-establishes Catholicism.

1591 - Castilians army occupies Zaragoza

1614 - Treaty of Xanten: Guliks-Kleefse War victory ends

1673 - Dutch troops under Willem III occupy Bonn

1682 - Swedish king Karel XI establishes absolute monarchy

1793 - Jean Sylvain Bailly, the first Mayor of Paris, is guillotined.

1847 - Sir James Young Simpson, a British physician, is the first to use chloroform as an anaesthetic.

1859 - Jules Leotard performs 1st Flying Trapeze circus act (Paris) He also designed garment that bears his name

1892 - Pudge Heffelfinger receives $500, becomes 1st pro football player

1893 - The treaty of the Durand Line is signed between present day Pakistan and Afghanistan – the Durand Line has gained international recognition as an international border between the two sister nations.

1899 - British troops reach Durban Natal

1900 - World’s Fair in Paris opens (50 million visitors)

1910 - 1st Movie stunt: man jumps into Hudson river from a burning balloon

 

 

 

1912 - Robert Scott’s diary & dead body found in Antarctica

 

 

 

 

 

1915 - Theodore W Richards is 1st American to win Nobel Prize in chemistry

1920 - Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis elected 1st baseball commissioner

1921 - Washington Conference for Limitation of Armaments
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1923 - In Germany, Adolf Hitler is arrested for attempt to sieze power Nov 8
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1927 - Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish changes blue jerseys for green

1927 - Trotsky expelled from Soviet CP; Stalin becomes undisputed dictator

1928 - British steamer “Vestris” capsizes & sinks off Virginia, kills 110

1932 - 24 killed at Lancashire mine explosion

1933 - 1st Sunday football game in Philadelphia (previously illegal)

 

 

 

1933 - 1st known photo of Loch Ness monster (or whateveris taken

 

 

 

 

 

1933 - Nazis receive 92% of vote in Germany

1936 - 1st TV Gardening show

1936 - Nobel for literature awarded to Eugene O’Neill

1939 - Jews in Lodz Poland ordered to wear yellow star of David

1940 - Blizzard strikes midwest, 154 die (69 on boat on Great Lakes)

1942 - In World War II, battle of Guadalcanal began

1944 - RAF sink German battleship “Tirpitz” at Tromso Fjord Norway

1945 - Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Cordell Hull (establishing UN)

1946 - 1st “autobank” (banking by car) forms (Chicago)

 

 

 

1946 - Walt Disney’s “Song Of South” released

 

 

Song of the South

 

 

 

 

1946 - A branch of the Exchange National Bank in Chicago, Illinois opens the first ten drive-up teller windows.

1948 - Japanese premier Hideki Tojo sentenced to death by war crimes tribunal

1953 - David Ben-Gurion, resigns as premier of Israel

1953 - US district Judge Grim, rules NFL can black out TV home games

 

 

 

1954 - Ellis Islandimmigration station in NY Harborclosed

 

 

 

 

 

1955 - Date returned to in “Back to the Future” & “Back to the Future II”

1955 - E Arcaro, E Sande & G Woolf 1st inductees in Jockey hall of fame

1956 - Largest observed iceberg, 208 by 60 miles, 1st sighted

1960 - Coup against South Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diem fails

1960 - Mercury-Redstone 1 test launch fails at 10 cm altitude

1963 - Train crash in Japan, kills 164

 

 

 

1964 - Paula Murphy sets female land speed record 226.37 MPH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1965 - Ferdinand Marcos elected president of Philippines

1965 - General strike in Morocco against disappearance of Ben Barka

1965 - Venera 2 launched by Soviet Union toward Venus

1966 - Dick The Bruiser beats Mad Dog Vachon in Omaha, to become NWA champ

1968 - Supreme Court declares Arkansas law banning teaching evolution in public schools unconstitutional

1969 - Author Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from Soviet Writers Union

 

 

 

1969 - US army announces investigating William Calley for alleged massacre of civilians at Vietnamese village of My Lai 

 

 

 

 

 

1970 - 240 KPH cyclone hits East Pakistan (Bangladesh); 3-500,000 die

1970 - Scientists perform 1st artificial synthesis of a live cell

1975 - NY Mets Tom Seaver wins his 3rd Cy Young Award

1975 - Supreme Court Justice William O Douglas retired after 36 years

1979 - Pres Carter announces immediate halt to all imports of Iranian oil & freezes Iranian assets

1980 - NYC Mayor Ed Koch admits to trying marijuana

1980 - US space probe Voyager I approaches 77,000-mi (124,000 km) of Saturn

 

 

 

1981 - 1st balloon crossing of Pacific is completed (Double Eagle V)

 

 

 

 

 

1981 - 2nd shuttle mission-1st time spacecraft launched twice (Columbia 2)

1982 - USSR KGB-chief Yuri V Andropov succeeds Leonid Brezhnev as USSR leader

1984 - Space shuttle astronauts snared a satellite 1st space salvage

1985 - Secretary in Ann Arbor Mich wounded by package bomb

1985 - Horse Racing Breeders’ Cup Champs: Cozzene, Life’s Magic, Pebbles, Precisionist, Proud Truth, Tasso, Twilight Ridge at Aqueduct

1987 - Heavy snow closes schools from DC to Maine

1989 - Brazil holds 1st free presidential election in 29 years

1990 - Crown Prince Akihito is formally installed as Emperor Akihito of Japan, becoming the 125th Japanese monarch.

 

 

 

1990 - Tim Berners-Lee publishes a formal proposal for the World Wide Web.

 

 

 

 

 

1991 - Indonesian army shoots on funeral possession: 270-520 die

1991 - Dili Massacre, Indonesian forces open fire on a crowd of student protesters in Dili, East Timor.

1992 - NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is reinstated for 8th time

1995 - Marino breaks Tarkenton’s NFL all-time passing yardage mark of 47,003

1998 - Then Vice President of the United States Al Gore symbolically signs the Kyoto Protocol.

2001 - 2001 Attack on Afghanistan: Taliban forces abandon Kabul, Afghanistan, ahead of advancing Afghan Northern Alliance troops.

2001 - In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 on its way to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.

2003 - With 501 km/h (311 mph) Shanghai Transrapid sets up a new world record for commercial railway systems.

2003 - Iraq war: In Nasiriya, Iraq, at least 23 people, among them the first Italian casualties of the 2003 Iraq war are killed in a suicide bomb attack on an Italian police base.

 

 

 

Births

1493 - Bartolomeo Bandinelli, Italian sculptor (d. 1560)

1528 - Qi Jiguang, Chinese general (d. 1588)

1547 - Claude of Valois, French princess (d. 1575). 2nd daughter of King Henry II of France and Catherine de’ Medici.

1606 - Jeanne Mance, French Canadian settler (d. 1673)

1729 - Louis Antoine de Bougainville, French explorer (d. 1811)

1748 - Carlos IV, King of Spain (1788-1808)

1755 - Gerhard JD von Scharnhorst, Prussia milt/minister of War (1807-10)

 

 

 

1815 - Elizabeth Cady StantonJohnstown NYsuffragist (80 Years & More)

 

 

 

 

 

1817 - Bahá’u’lláh, Prophet Founder of the Bahá’í Faith (d. 1892)

1831 - Anton Kerner Ritter von Marilaun, Austria botanist

1833 - Aleksandr Porfirievich Borodin, Russia, composer (Robert LeDiable)

 

 

 

1840 - Auguste RodinMeudon, Francesculptor (Kiss, Thinker), (d. 1917)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1841 - John W Rayleigh, Malden, England, physicist (discovery of argon – Nobel 1904), (d. 1919)

1850 - Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (d. 1908)

1866 - Sun Yat-sen, father of modern China (ROC & PRC) (traditional)

1881 - Olev Siinmaa, Estonian architect (d. 1948)

1889 - DeWitt Wallace, St Paul Minn, publisher, founded Readers Digest (1921)

1890 - Lily Kronberger, Hungarian figure skater (d. 1974)

1896 - Salim Ali, Indian ornithologist (d. 1987)

1903 - Jack Oakie, Sedalia Mo, actor (Great Dictator, 1974 Photoplay Award)

1908 - Harry A Blackmun, Ill, 100th Supreme Court justice (1970-94)

1911 - William Thomas Pennar Davies, poet author/theologian

1911 - Buck Clayton, American jazz trumpet player (d. 1991)

1914 - Roberto Cavanagh, Argentina, polo (Olympic-gold-1936)

1914 - Sylvi Saimo, Finland, 500m kayak (Olympic-gold-1952)

1916 - Paul Emery, British racing driver (d. 1993)

1917 - Joseph Coors, CEO (Adolph Coors Co Brewery)

1917 - Jo Stafford, Coalinga California, singer (You Belong to me, Never Smile Again)

1922 - Kim Hunter, [Janet Cole], Det MI, actress (Planet of the Apes, Lilith)

1924 - Sam Jones, jazz bassist (d. 1981)

1927 - Yutaka Taniyama, Japanese mathematician (d. 1958)

1929 - Grace Kelly, Philadelphia Pa, actress (Rear Window)/Princess (Monaco), (d. 1982)

1930 - Tonke Dragt, Dutch children book author (Towers of February)

1933 - Peter Post, Dutch bicyclist (8x European Champion at Derny-drive)

 

 

 

1934 - Bukka WhiteBluesman , Guitarist 

 

Aberdeen Mississippi Blues

Poor Boy Long Way from Home

Jelly Roll Blues

Booker (Bukka) White Playing Slide with Howlin Wolf

 

 

 

 

1937 - Richard H Truly, Fayette Miss, Rear Adm USN/astro (STS T-2, T-4, 2, 8)

1943 - Brian Hyland, Queens NY, rocker (She Wore an Itsy Bitsy … Bikini)

1943 - Jimmy “Bro” Hayes, US singer (Persuasions-Under the Boardwalk)

1943 - John Maus, NYC, rock vocalist (Walker Brothers)

1943 - Wallace Shawn, NYC, actor (My Dinner with Andre, Princess Bride)

1943 - Bjorn Waldegard, Swedish rally driver

 

 

 

1944 - Booker T Jonesorganist , Songwriter , Booker T & MGs

Green Onions

Melting Pot

Summertime

 

 

 

 

1945 - Michael Bishop, US, sci-fi author (Nebula, Stolen Faces)

1945 - Neil Young, Toronto, singer/songwriter (Cosby, Sills & Young)

1945 - Tracy Kidder, American journalist and author

1947 - Donald Roeser, rock guitarist/vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult)

1947 - J C Crowley, rocker

1952 - Ronald Burkle, American entrepreneur

1956 - Rhonda Shear, New Orleans LA, comedian (Up All Night)

1961 - Nadia Comaneci, [Gheorghe], Romania, gymnist (1st 10/Olymp-gold-1976)

1962 - Naomi Wolf, American author and feminist

1962 - Neal Shusterman, American author

1964 - Erik Howard, NFL defensive tackle/end (NY Jets)

1966 - David Schwimmer, Queens NY, actor (Ross-Friends)

1967 - Michael Moorer, boxing heavyweight champ (defeated Holyfield-1994)

1968 - Derek Bell, Tampa Florida, outfielder (Houston Astros)

1968 - Irina Privalova, Russian runner (indoor world record 50/60m)

1969 - Iain Sydie, North York Ontario, badminton player (Olympics-96)

1970 - Tonya Harding, Portland Or, figure skater (Oly-8th-1994/US Champ 1994)

1973 - Colin Morgan, Calgary Alberta, 78 kg judoka (Olympics-96)

1973 - Keith Morgan, Calgary Alberta, 95 kg judoka (Olympics-96)

1973 - Radha Mitchell, Australian actress

1978 - Ashley Williams, American actress

1978 - Lena Yada, American actress, model, surfer ,and WWE Diva

1980 - Ryan Gosling, Canadian actor

1982 - Anne Hathaway, American actress

 

 

 

Deaths

607 - Pope Boniface III, dies after less than a year in office

1035 - Cnut (Canute) “The Great”, King of Denmark. England, Norway and parts of Sweden. Reigned 1016-1035.

1094 - King Duncan II of Scotland (b. 1060)

1202 - Knut VI, king of the Denen/Turn (1182-1202), dies at about 39

1434 - King Louis III of Naples

1567 - Anne Pierre Adrien duke of Montmorency, Marshal of France, dies at 74

 

 

 

1595 - John HawkinsEnglish navigator/treasurer of the Navydies at 63

 

 

 

 

 

1600 - Andreas of Austrian, Land Guardian of Neth (1598-1600), dies at 42

1606 - Matthaus Ludecus, composer, dies at 79

1606 - St. Nicholas Owen (martyr), one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales

1671 - Thomas, 3rd baron Fairfax of Cameron, English general, dies at 59

1722 - Adriaen van der Werff, Dutch painter/engraver/architect, dies at 63

1742 - Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (b. 1660)

1754 - Jacob de Wit, Amsterdam painter/decorater, dies at 58

1802 - Charles van Poucke, Flemish sculptor, dies at 62

 

 

 

1916 - Percival LowellAmerican amateur astronomerfounder of Lowell Observatory in FlagstaffArizona (b. 1855)

 

 

 

 

 

1921 - Fernand Khnopff, Belgian painter/sculptor, dies at 63

1941 - Abe “Kid Twist” Reles, NY gangster/police informer, killed

1944 - George D Birkhoff, US mathematician (Aesthetic measure), dies at 60

1955 - Alfréd Hajós, Hungarian swimmer (b. 1878)

1976 - Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich, Russian aircraft designer (b. 1893)

1987 - Roger Lewis, aviation exec (Lockheed, C Wright, Pan Am), dies at 75

1990 - Eve Arden, actress (Our Miss Brooks), dies at 82

 

 

 

1992 - Charles “Honi” Colestap dancer, (1983 Tony awarddies of cancer at 81

 

 

 

 

 

1994 - Wilma Glodean RudolphUS sprinter (Olympics-3 gold-60), dies at 54

 

 

 

 

 

1995 - Curley Fox, fiddler, dies at 85

1995 - Jack Mann, pilot/hostage, dies at 81

2006 - General Jacob E. Smart, US Air Force leader World War II (b. 1909)

2007 - Ira Levin, American novelist (b. 1929)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events

866 - Pope Nicholas I answers the envoys of Boris (Ad consulta vestra)

1002 - English king Ethelred II launches massacre of Danish settlers

1160 - Marriage of Louis VII of France with Adele of Champagne.

1553 - English Lady Jane Grey/Bishop Cranmer accused of high treason

1565 - Pope Pius IV publishes degree Professi fidei

1642 - Battle at Turnham Green, London: King Charles I vs English parliament

 

 

 

1715 - Significant battle at Sheriffmuir during Jacobite rebellionBattle inconclusive but Government forces able halt advance of Jacobite army lead by Scottish Earl of Mar

 

 

 

 

 

1775 - American Revolutionary forces capture Montreal

 

 

 

 

 

1789 - Ben Franklin writes “Nothing . . . certain but death & taxes”

1841 - James Braid first sees a demonstration of animal magnetism, which leads to his study of the subject he eventually calls hypnosis.

1843 - Mt Rainier in Washington State erupts

1854 - “New Era” sinks off NJ coast with loss of 300

1862 - Battle of Holly Spring, MS

1865 - PT Barnum’s New American museum opens in Bridgeport

1865 - US issues 1st gold certificates

1875 - Harvard-Yale game is 1st college football contest with uniforms

1887 - Bloody Sunday clashes in central London.

1895 - 1st shipment of canned pineapple from Hawaii

1901 - The 1901 Caister Lifeboat Disaster.

1907 - French cyclist Paul Cornu flies 1st helicopter (twin rotor)

1909 - 259 miners die in a fire at St Paul Mine at Cherry Ill

1913 - 1st modern elastic brassiere patented by Mary Phelps Jacob

1916 - British offensive at Ancre Belgium

1920 - Hudson River frozen at Albany

1921 - “Sheik,” starring Rudolph Valentino, is released

1922 - Black Renaissance begins Harlem NY

 

 

 

1927 - NY-NJ Holland Tunnel1st twin-tube underwater auto tunnel, opens

 

 

 

 

 

1933 - 1st modern sit-down strike, Hormel meat packers, Austin, Minn

1940 - Walt Disney’s “Fantasia” released

 

 

 

1941 - British aircraft carrier “Ark Royal” sank in Mediterranean

 

 

 

 

 

1942 - Chaotic “sea battle of Friday the 13th” at Guadalcanal

1942 - Minimum draft age lowered from 21 to 18

1946 - 1st artificial snow produced from a natural cloud, Mt Greylock, MA

1950 - US win 1st world championship bridge contest

1952 - False fingernails 1st sold

1956 - Supreme Court strikes down segregation of races on public buses

1960 - Fire in movie theater kills 152 children (Amude Spain)

1960 - Sammy Davis Jr marries Swedish actress May Britt

1961 - Vladimir Yefimovich Semichastny succeeds Aleksandr Nikolayevich Shelepin as head of the KGB.

1964 - Bob Petit (St Louis Hawks) becomes 1st NBAer to score 20,000 points

1965 - “Yarmouth Castle” burns & sinks off Bahamas, killing 89

1967 - Carl B Stokes sworn-in as 1st major city black mayor (Cleveland Oh)

1969 - VP Spiro T Agnew accused network TV news depts of bias & distortion

1970 - Cyclone kills estimated 300,000 in Chittagong Bangladesh

1970 - Flooding ravages Ganges delta, 200,000-1 million killed

1970 - Lt Gen Hafez al-Assad becomes PM of Syria following military coup

1971 - Mariner 9, 1st to orbit another planet (Mars)

1974 - Dodgers Steve Garvey wins NL MVP

1977 - Final Al Capp comic strip of “Li’l Abner” (1934-77)

1978 - NASA launches HEAO

1979 - Ronald Reagan in NY announces his candidacy for president

1979 - Willie Stargell & Keith Hernandez share NL MVP Award NL

1980 - US spacecraft Voyager I sent back 1st close-up pictures of Saturn

 

 

 

1982 - Vietnam War Memorial dedicated in Washington DC(see UC 11/09)

 

 

 

 

 

1982 - A boxing match held in Las Vegas, Nevada ends when Ray Mancini defeats Duk Koo Kim. Kim’s death on November 17 led to significant changes in the sport.

1984 - David Levy finds his 1st comet

1984 - Ryne Sandberg wins the NL MVP Award

1985 - Dwight Gooden, youngest 20 game winner, wins Cy Young award

1985 - Nevado del Ruiz volcano erupts in Colombia, kills 25,000

1986 - US president Reagan confesses weapon sales to Iran

1987 - 1st condom commercial on BBC TV

 

 

 

1990 - The World Wide Web first began.

 

 

 

 

 

1991 - Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award

1992 - Riddick Bowe beats Evander Holyfield in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1993 - 7.1 seaquake east of Kamchatka

1994 - Sweden agrees to join European Union

1997 - “Lion King,” opens at New Amersterdam Theater NYC

1997 - UN pulls out arms inspection teams from Iraq

2001 - Doha Round: The World Trade Organization ends a four-day ministerial conference in Doha, Qatar.

2001 - War on Terrorism: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States.

 

 

 

2002 - The oil tanker Prestige sinks off the Galician coast and causes a huge oil spill.

 

 

 

 

 

2007 - An explosion hits the south wing of the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Quezon City, killing four people, including Congressman Wahab Akbar, and wounding six.

 

 

 

 

Births

354 - [Christian] Aurelius Augustine, bp of Hippo in Roman Africa

1312 - Edward III, Windsor Castle, England, king of England (1327-77, raped countess of Salisbury), (d. 1377)

1486 - Johann Eck, German theologian (d. 1543)

1504 - Philip I (the Generous), Landgrave of Hesse and important early protestant ruler. (d. 1567)

1572 - Cyril Lucaris, Greek theologian (d. 1638)

1715 - Dorothea Erxleben, German, first female medical doctor (d.1762)

1732 - John Dickinson, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania (d. 1808)

1760 - Jiaqing, Emperor of China (d. 1820)

1792 - Edward John Trelawney, England, traveler/author (Adv of Younger Son)

1804 - Theophilus Hunter Holmes, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1880

 

 

 

1809 - John AB DahlgrenUS Union  rear adm/inventor (Civil War Dahlgren-cannon)

 

 

 

 

 

1813 - John Wolcott Phelps, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1885

 

 

 

1814 - Joseph HookerMajor General (Union volunteers), died in 1879

 

 

 

 

 

1833 - Edwin Thomas Booth, US, US Hall of Fame/actor (Hamlet)

1834 - Ignacio M Altamirano, Mexican author (El Zarco)

1838 - Joseph F Smith, 6th pres of Mormon church

1841 - Edward Burd Grubb, American Civil War Brevet Brigadier General (d. 1913)

 

 

 

1850 - Robert Louis StevensonEdinburghScotlandauthor (Treasure Island), (d. 1894)

 

 

 

 

 

1853 - John Drew Jr., American actor (d. 1927)

1856 - Louis D Brandeis, Mass, 68th Supreme Court Justice (1916-39)

1858 - Percy McDonnell, cricketer (Australian batsman of the 1880′s)

1859 - Georg Knorr, German engineer (brake system trains)

1869 - Helene Stöcker, German feminist, pacifist and publicist (d. 1943)

1869 - Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian feminist (d. 1962)

1878 - Max Dehn, German mathematician (d. 1952)

1882 - John Lowry, Mount Vernon NY, NYC builder (Radio City Music Hall)

1893 - Edward A Doisy Sr, US bio-chemist (Vitamin K1, Nobel 1943)

1897 - Gertrude Olmstead, American actress (d. 1975)

1898 - Earl Sande, jockey (Hall of Famer)

1900 - Edward Buzzell, American film director (d. 1985)

1902 - Gustav von Koenigswald, paleontologist (found Pithecanthropus erectus)

1906 - Hermione Baddeley, England, actress (Camp Runamuck, Maude, Good Life)

1906 - Eva Zeisel, Budapest, Hungary, American industrial designer

1907 - Lewis Boddington, aerospace engineer

1908 - C. Vann Woodward, American historian (d. 1999)

 

 

 

1910 - William Bradford HuieAmerican writer and publisher (d. 1986)

 

 

 

 

 

1915 - Robert Sutton, electronics engineer

1916 - Jack Elam, Miami AZ, actor (The Dakotas, East Street, Rio Lobo)

1918 - Janine Andrade, French violinist

1921 - Eddie Calhoun, jazz bassist

1922 - Oskar Werner, film actor/director (Shoes of the Fisherman, Das Ekel)

1924 - Motoo Kimura, Japanese geneticist (d. 1994)

1927 - Billy Klüver, American scientist (d. 2004)

1931 - Anthony Jacobs, English industrialist (BSM)

1931 - Joan Lestor, British MP

1931 - John A Manke, US test pilot (HL-10)

1932 - Olga Connolly-Fikotova, Czech, US discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1956)

1932 - Richard Mulligan, Bronx NY, actor (Soap, Empty’s Nest, Big Bus)

1933 - Clyde McPhatter, rocker

1937 - Kamahl, [Kamalesvaran], Australian singer (Elephant Song)

1938 - Jean Seberg, Marshaltown Iowa, actress (Breathless, Paint Your Wagon)

1939 - Idris Muhammad, American jazz drummer

1940 - Justine “Baby” Washington, US singer (Only Those in Love)

 

 

 

1943 - John Hammond JrNYCblues singer (So Many Roads)

 

Walking Blues                                     Can’t Find My Way Home with Bonnie Raitt & Lowell George 

Too Tired with Duke Robillard                          IT HURTS ME TOO with Dr John & Mike Bloomfield

Come On In My Kitchen                                                      Mr Highwayman with Robert jr Lockwood 

Rambling On My Mind                                                                                                           Slick Crown Vic

 

 

 

 

1945 - Masahiro Hasemi, Japanese racing driver

1947 - Joe Mantegna, Chicago Ill, actor (House of Games, Weeds)

1949 - Roger Steen, rock guitarist/vocalist (Tubes)

1949 - Yoshimi Ishibashi, Japanese racing driver

1950 - Gilbert Perreault, NHL center (over 500 goals)

1951 - Beth Anders, Norristown Penn, field hockey sweeper (Oly-bronze-1984)

1951 - Bill Gibson, California, rock drummer (Huey Lewis & The News)

1952 - Art Malik, Pakistani-born English actor

1953 - Andy “the Clobberer” Ranken, English pop drummer (The Pogues)

 

 

 

1953 - Larry Millercomedian (Dream On, FavorDream Lover)

 

 

The Five Levels Of Drinking

A Comedy Tribute!

Funny 1980s

 

 

 

 

1953 - Tracy Scoggins, Galveston Tx, actress (Colbys, Gumshoe Kid)

1953 - Waswo_X._Waswo, American Photographer

 

 

 

1954 - Scott McNealyAmerican CEO of Sun Microsystems

 

 

 

 

 

1958 - Linda Jackson, Montreal Quebec, cyclist (Olympics-96)

1963 - Vinny Testaverde, NFL quarterback (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)

1969 - Lori Berenson, American criminal

1969 - Gerard Butler, Scottish actor

 

 

 

1969 - Ayaan Hirsi AliDutch author

 

 

 

 

 

1973 - Samantha Riley, Brisbane Australia, breastroker (Oly-2 bronze-92, 96)

1973 - Ari Hoenig, American jazz drummer

1975 - Sarah Pitkowski, Seclin France, tennis star (1995 Futures-Koksijde)

1976 - Hiroshi Tanahashi, Japanese professional wrestler

1976 - Kelly Sotherton, English heptathlete

1977 - Huang Xiaoming, Chinese actor and singer

1978 - Nikolai Fraiture, American bassist (The Strokes)

1979 - Ron Artest, American basketball player

1979 - Subliminal, Israeli rapper and producer

1980 - François-Louis Tremblay, Canadian short track speed skater

1981 - Kirsty-Leigh Brown, Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)

1981 - Rivkah, American comic book writer and artist

 

 

 

Deaths

867 - Nicholas I, (the Great), pope (858-67), dies at 67

1004 - Abbo van Fleury, [Floriacensis], French abbott/saint, dies

1093 - Malcolm III (Canmore, “Big Head”) King of Scotland , dies in battle at Alnwick, Northumberland. Historical figure Shakespeare’s character based on.

1143 - King Fulk of Jerusalem

1359 - Ivan II, great ruler of Moscow & Vladimir, dies

1606 - Geronimo Mercuriali, Italian philologist and physician (b. 1530)

1619 - Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter (b. 1555)

1706 - Godfried Schalcken, painter/etcher/engraver, dies

 

 

 

1779 - Thomas ChippendaleEnglish furniture makerdies at 61

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1849 - William Etty, English painter best known for paintings of nudes, dies at 62

1863 - Carnot Posey, Confederate brig-generaal, dies at 50

1867 - Adolphe Napoleon Didron, French archaeologist (b. 1806)

1868 - Gioachino (Antonio) Rossini, composer (Barber of Seville), dies at 76

1893 - Antoine T d’abbadie, French explorer: Ethiopia, dies at 78

1903 - Wilhelm von Polenz, German author (Country of Zukunft), dies

1903 - Camille Pissarro, French painter (b. 1830)

 

 

 

1942 - Daniel J CallaghanUS admiral (at Guadalcanal), Medal Of Honor Recipient , dies

 

CALLAGHAN, DANIEL JUDSON Photo

 

 

 

 

1942 -  Douglas H FoxUS captain of destroyer Bartondies in battle

 

 

 

 

 

1942 - Norman ScottUS admiral (at Guadalcanal), Medal of Honor Recipient , dies

 

CALLAGHAN, DANIEL JUDSON Photo

 

 

 

 

1961 - Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Jr., American diplomat (b. 1897)

1963 - Margaret Murray, English anthropologist and Egyptologist (b. 1863)

1967 - Harriet Cohen, English pianist (b. 1895)

1973 - Bruno Maderna, Italian composer/conductor (Satyricon), dies at 53

1973 - Elsa Schiaparelli, French fashion designer, dies at 77

1974 - Vittorio de Sica, Italian actor/director (Boccacio 70), dies

1977 - Ingrid Schubert, German terrorist (b. 1944)

1983 - “Alvin” Junior Samples, country singer (Hee Haw), dies at 56

1985 - George Robert Vincent, American sound recording pioneer (b. 1898)

1986 - Rolando Olalia, Philippines worker’s union leader, murdered

1986 - Rudolf Schock, German opera/operetta singer, dies at 71

1986 - Thierry Le Luron, French humourist (b. 1952)

1989 - Victor Davis, Canadian swimmer (b. 1964)

1991 - Cyril Poitier, actor (Uptown Saturday Night), dies of cancer at 80

1991 - Hanson Baldwin, US military historian, dies at 88

1994 - Joseph H Hazen, US producer/VP (Warner Bros), dies at 96

1994 - Motoo Kimura, Japanese geneticist (b. 1924)

1996 - Kenneth Watkins, woodland conservationist, dies at 86

1996 - William Ballard Doggett, jazz musician, dies at 80

1996 - Swami Rama, Himalayan yoga master (b. 1925)

1997 - William John Elwyn Davies, painter, dies at 80

 

 

 

1998 - Red HolzmanAmerican basketball coach (b. 1920)

 

 

 

 

 

1998 - Michel Trudeau, Canadian outdoorsman, son of Pierre Trudeau (b. 1975)

1999 - Donald Mills, American singer (Mills Brothers) (b. 1915)

2002 - Rishikesh Shaha, Nepalese politician and writer (b. 1925)

2004 - Ol’ Dirty Bastard, American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan) (b. 1968)

2005 - Eddie Guerrero, American/Mexican professional wrestler (b. 1967)

2005 - Vine Deloria, Jr., Native American author, theologian, historian, and activist (b. 1933)

2010 - Allan Sandage, American astronomer (b. 1926)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank You Veterans … God Bless You

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

308 - The Congress of Carnuntum: Attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, the leaders of the Tetrarchy declare Maxentius and Licinius to be Augusti, while rival contender Constantine I is declared Caesar of Britain and Gaul.

887 - Parliament in Tribur: King Charles III resigns

1158 - Emperor Frederik I Barbarossa declares himself ruler of North Italy

1208 - Otto van Wittelsbach chosen German king

1493 - Explorer Christopher Columbus discovers Saba

1500 - Treaty of Granada: France & Aragon divide Naples

1572 - Duke of Alva’s son Don Fredrik begins siege for Haarlem

1634 - Following pressure from Anglican bishop John Atherton, the Irish House of Commons passes “An Act for the Punishment for the Vice of Buggery”.

1640 - John Pym, earl of Strafford locked in Tower of London

1647 - Massachusetts passes 1st US compulsory school attendance law

 

 

 

1673 - Second Battle of Khotyn in the UkrainePolish-Lithuanian Commonwealth forces under the command of Jan Sobieski. defeat the Ottoman army. In this battlerockets of Kazimierz Siemienowicz were successfully used.

 

 

 

 

 

1675 - Gottfried Leibniz demonstrated integral calculus for the first time to find the area under the graph of y = f(x) function.

1724 - Joseph Blake, alias Blueskin, a highwayman known for attacking “Thief-Taker General” (and thief) Jonathan Wild at the Old Bailey, is hanged in London. (b. c. 1700)

1750 - The F.H.C. Society, also known as the Flat Hat Club, was formed at Raleigh Tavern, Williamsburg, Virginia. It was the first college fraternity.

1752 - Theresianische Military Academy opens in Vienna

1778 - Iroquois Indians in NY kill 40 in Cherry Valley Massacre

1790 - Chrysanthemums are introduced into England from China

 

 

 

1805 - Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Dürenstein - 8000 French troops attempted to slow the retreat of a vastly superior Russian and Austrian force.

 

 

 

 

 

1839 - The Virginia Military Institute is founded in Lexington, Virginia.

1851 - Alvan Clark patents telescope

1864 - Sherman’s troops destroy Rome, Georgia

1864 - Skirmish at Shoal Creek, AL

1865 - Mary Edward Walker, 1st Army female surgeon, awarded Medal of Honor

1868 - 1st American amateur track & field meet (NYC)

1880 - Australian Bushranger Ned Kelly is hanged at Melbourne Gaol (b. c. 1855)

1887 - Anarchist Haymarket Martyrs August Spies (b. 1855), Albert Parsons (b. 1848), Adolph Fischer (b. 1858) and George Engel (b. 1836) are executed.

1887 - Construction of the Manchester Ship Canal starts at Eastham.

1889 - Washington admitted as 42nd state of USA

1909 - Construction of navy base at Pearl Harbor begins

1911 - Many cities in the U.S. Midwest broke their record highs and lows on the same day as a strong cold front rolls through. (see The 11/11/11 cold wave).

 

 

 

1918 - Armistice Day-WW I ends (at 11 AM on Western Front)Allies & Germany sign armistice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1921 - Pres Harding dedicates Tomb of Unknown Soldier (Arlington Cemetary)

 

 

 

 

1922 - Largest US flag displayed (150′ X 90′) expanded in 1939 (270′ X 90′)

1923 - Eternal flame lit for tomb of unknown solder, Arc de Triumph

1925 - Louis Armstrong records 1st of Hot Five & Hot Seven recordings

1925 - Robert Millikan announces discovery of cosmic rays

 

 

 

1926 - U.S. Route 66 is established.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1930 - Patent number US1781541 was awarded to Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd for their invention, the Einstein refrigerator.

1933 - “Great Black Blizzard” 1st great dust storm in Great Plains

1935 - Explorer 2 balloon sets altitude record of 72,000 feet over SD

 

 

 

1937 - Messerschmidt ME-109V13 flies world record 610.4 kph

 

 

 

 

 

1937 - Nobel prize for physics awarded to C J Davisson & GP Thomson

1938 - German & Austrian Jewish suffer 1 billion Mark damage in nazi

1938 - Kristallnacht; Jews forced to wear Star of David

1939 - Kate Smith 1st sings Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America”

1940 - 1,000s of Paris students lay a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Soldier

1940 - Blizzard strikes midwestern US killing over 100

1940 - British air attack destroys half of Italian fleet

 

 

 

1940 - Willys unveiled its General Purpose vehicle (“Jeep”)

 

 

 

 

 

1942 - -12] last German offensive in Stalingrad

1942 - During WW II Germany completes their occupation of France

1942 - Jews in Free Zone of France ordered to wear yellow star of David

1943 - US air raid on Rabaul

 

 

 

1959 - 1st episode of “Rocky & His Friends” airs

 

Rare Rocky and His Friends Show Opening

Rocky And Bullwinkle Show – Season # 1 – Episode # 1

 

 

 

 

1961 - Congolese soldiers murder 13 Italian UN pilots

1961 - Molotov, Malenkov & Kaganovitsj kicked out of Russia’s comm party

1961 - Stalingrad renamed Volgograd

1965 - Heavyweight Cassius Clay KOs Floyd Patterson in Las Vegas

1965 - Rhodesia proclaimed independence from Britain by PM Ian D Smith

1966 - NASA launches spaceship Gemini 12.

1969 - Beatles with Billy Preston release “Get Back” in UK

1969 - Jim Morrison arrested on an airplane by FBI for drunkeness

1970 - Balt Oriole Boog Powell wins AL MVP

1971 - Man-made earthslide at Kawasaki Japan, kills 15

1972 - Dow Jones Index moves above 1,000 for 1st time

1972 - US Army turns over Long Bihn base to South Vietnamese army

1975 - Angola gains independence from Portugal (National Day)

1975 - Australian PM removed by crown (1st elected PM removed in 200 yrs)

1980 - Crew of Soyuz 35 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 37

1981 - Fernando Valenzuela is 1st rookie ever to win a Cy Young Award

1982 - Gas explosion in Israeli army headquarters by Tyrus; kills 60

1983 - 1st US cruise missiles arrive in Great Britain

1983 - Pres Reagan became 1st US pres to address Japan’s legislature

1985 - Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB

1985 - Yonkers is found guilty of segregating schools & housing

1987 - Judge Anthony M Kennedy nominated to Supreme Court

1987 - Roger Clemens wins consecutive Cy Young Awards

1987 - Van Gogh’s “Irises” sells for record $53.6 M at auction

1988 - Oldest known insect fossils (390 million yrs) reported in Science

1992 - Anglican Church & Church of England OK female priests

1994 - Bill Gates buys Leonardo da Vinci’s “Codex” for $30,800,000

1994 - Progress M-25 launched to space station Mir

1997 - Roger Clemens wins his 4th AL Cy Young Award

 

 

 

2000 - In Kaprun, Austria155 skiers and snowboarders die when a cable car catches fire in an alpine tunnel.

 

 

 

 

 

2001 - Journalists Pierre Billaud, Johanne Sutton and Volker Handloik are killed in Afghanistan during an attack on the convoy they were traveling on top off.

2004 - New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior dedicated at the National War Memorial, Wellington.

2004 - Yasser Arafat is confirmed dead by the Palestine Liberation Organization, of unidentified causes. Mahmoud Abbas is elected chairman of the PLO minutes later.

2006 - The New Zealand war memorial monument was unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in London, United Kingdom, commemorating the loss of soldiers from the New Zealand Army and the British Army.

2008 - The RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) set sail on her final voyage to Dubai.

 

 

 

Births

995 - Gisela of Swabia, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1041)

1050 - Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1106)

1154 - Sancho I, King of Portugal (1185-1212)

1155 - Alfonso VIII, the Noble One, king of Castilia

 

 

 

1493 - ParacelsusSwitzerlandphysician/alchemist (Zinclaudanum), (d. 1541)

 

 

 

 

 

1569 - Martin Ruland the Younger, German physician and alchemist (d. 1611)

1579 - Frans Snyders, Flemish animal painter

1636 - Yen Jo-chu, Chinese scholar of Ch’ing dynasty

1679 - Firmin Abauzit, French huguenot/scientist

1743 - Carl Peter Thunberg, Swedish naturalist (d. 1828)

 

 

 

1744 - Abigail Smith Adams2nd 1st lady (1797-1801)

 

 

 

 

 

1771 - Ephraim McDowell, surgeon (pioneered abdominal surgery)

1811 - Ben McCulloch, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1862

1821 - Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, Russia, novelist (Crime & Punishment), (d. 1881)

1864 - Alfred Hermann Fried, Germany, pacifist (Nobel 1911)

1882 - King Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden (d. 1973)

 

 

 

1885 - George S PattonSan GabrielCaliforniaUS general (Sicily/Italy/Normandy) “Old Blood & Guts“, (d. 1945)

 

 

 

 

 

1895 - Beulah Ecton Woodard, US sculptor

1899 - Pat O’Brien, Milwaukee, actor (Knute Rockne, Angels with Dirty Faces)

1901 - Sam Spiegel, producer (On the Waterfront, Bridge over River Kwai)

1904 - Alger Hiss, State Department official hid papers in a pumpkin

1904 - J. H. C. Whitehead, British mathematician (d. 1960)

1909 - Robert Ryan, Chicago, actor (Billy Budd, Dirty Dozen, Longest Day)

1910 - Franz Kemser, Germany, 4 man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1952)

1912 - Thomas C. Mann, American diplomat (d. 1999)

1914 - Howard Fast, NYC, screenwriter (Rachel & the Stranger, Spartacus)

1914 - Perry Bass, Texas billionaire

1915 - William Proxmire, (Sen-D-WI, 1957-88) (Golden Fleece Awards)

1917 - [Dallas] Mack/McCord Reynolds, US, sci-fi author (Earth War)

1918 - Stubby Kaye, NYC, actor (Guys & Dolls, Lil’ Abner, Cat Ballou)

1922 - Kurt Vonnegut Jr, Ind, author (Slaughterhouse Five, Sirens of Titan)

 

 

 

1925 - Jonathan WintersDayton OHcomedian (J Winters ShowMork & Mindy)

 

Jonathan Winters roasts Johnny Carson

Dean Martin and Jonathan Winters

Jonathan Winters roasts Ronald Reagan

It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World Gas Station

 

 

 

 

1927 - Lord Wolfson, English multi-millionaire

1927 - Mose Allison, Tippo Mississippi, jazz artist (Black Country Suite)

1928 - Ernestine Anderson, jazz vocalist

 

 

 

1929 - LaVern BakerChicago, R&B vocalist (I Cried a Tear)(Tweedle DeeJim DandySaved)

 

 

Playing The Game Of Love                                                          TWEEDLE EDEE

Voodoo Voodoo                                                                            JimDandy

Think Twice with Jackie Wilson                                                  SeeSeeRider

 

 

 

 

1930 - Kenneth Fleetwood, fashion designer

1930 - Hank Garland, American guitar virtuoso (d. 2004)

1930 - Hugh Everett, American physicist (d. 1982)

1934 - Bibi Andersson, Sweden, actress (Scenes From a Marriage)

1937 - Warner Wolf, Wash DC, sportscaster (WABC-TV, WCBS-TV)

1938 - Josef Odozil, Czech, 1500m (Olympic-silver-1964)

1939 - Claudia Boyarskikh, USSR, 5K/10K cross country (Olympic-gold-1964)

1944 - Jesse Colin Young, NYC, rock vocalist (Youngbloods-Soul of a City Boy)

1945 - Chris Dreja, London, rocker (Yardbirds)

1945 - Daniel Ortega Saavedra, president of Nicaragua (1984-90)

1945 - Vince Martell, NYC, rock guitarist (Vanilla Fudge)

1946 - Vladimir Alekseyevich Soloviyov, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-10, T-15, TM-10)

1947 - Callum Alexander MacDonald, historian

1947 - Pat “Dirty” Daugherty, rocker (Black Oak Arkansas)

1948 - Vincent Schiavelli, actor (Playroom, Waiting for the Light)

1950 - Otis Armstrong, NFL running back (Denver Broncos)

1950 - Rex Samuel Sellers, Auckland NZ, Tornado class yachter (Olympics-96)

1950 - Ed Ordynski, Australian rally driver

1951 - Fuzzy [Frank] Zoeller, New Albany IN, PGA golfer (Masters 1981)

1951 - Kim Peek, American megasavant

1952 - Paul Cowsill, Newport RI, rock keyboardist (Cowsills-We Can Fly)

1958 - Luz Casal, Spanish singer

1959 - Lee Haney, American bodybuilder

1960 - Stanley Tucci, American actor and director

1961 - Matt Ghaffari, Tehran Iran, US greco-roman wrestler (Oly-sil-92, 96)

1961 - Steve Young, NFL quarterback (SF 49ers)

1962 - Demi Moore, [Guynes], Roswell NM, actress (Ghost, Striptease, GI Jane)

1962 - James Morrison, Australian musician

1963 - Vinnie Testaverde, NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Buckineers)

1964 - Calista Flockhart, American actress

1965 - Ruthie Matthes, Sun Valley Idaho, cyclist (Olympics-96)

1966 - Jeff Buckley, musician

 

 

 

1967 - Gil de FerranBrazilian race car driver

 

 

 

 

 

1969 - Carson Kressley, American television personality

1970 - Derry Brownson, rock keyboardist (EMF-Unbelievable)

1971 - Jennifer Celotta, American TV producer and writer

1972 - Jack Jackson, NFL/CFL wide receiver (Chic Bears, Toronto Argonauts)

1974 - Leonardo DiCaprio, LA, actor (Luke-Growing Pains, Romeo & Juliet)

 

 

 

 

Deaths

307 - Flavius Valerius Severus, compassionate emperor of Rome (306-07), dies

397 - Martinus, (St Maarten), Roman bishop of Tours, dies at about 81

405 - Arsacius, intruding archbishop of Constantinople

511 - Clovis, king of Salische France/founder of Merovingische, dies at 45

826 - Theodore the Studite, Byzantine theologist/poet/saint, dies

865 - Petronas the Patrician, Byzantine General

1150 - Hartbert, bishop of Utrecht (1140-50), dies

1331 - Stefanus VIII Uros III Decanski, king of Serbia (1322-31), dies

1528 - Lucas van Prague, Czech leader of Bohemian Brothers, dies at about 68

1623 - Philippe de Mornay, French writer (b. 1549)

 

 

 

1831 - Nat Turnerformer slaveled a violent insurrectionhanged with 19 associates in VA

 

 

 

 

 

1855 - Søren KierkegaardDanish philosopher (b. 1813)

 

 

 

 

 

1880 - Lucretia Mott, US quaker (1st Woman’s Rights Convention), dies

1884 - Alfred Brehm German zoologist (b. 1827)

1912 - Jose Canalejas Y Mendez, premier Spain, murdered

1918 - Victor Adler, Austrian neurologist/foreign minister, dies

1918 - George Lawrence Price, Canadian soldier, last person to be killed in W.W.I. (b. 1892)

1931 - Shibusawa Eiichi, Japanese industrialist (b. 1840)

 

 

 

1938 - Typhoid Marycarrier of the typhoid disease (b. 1869)

 

 

 

 

 

1942 - Anton H Blaauw, botanist (Perception of the Lichtes), dies at 60

1945 - Jerome Kern, US composer (Sally, Leave it to Jane), dies at 60

1956 - Victor Young, orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 56

 

 

 

1964 - H[enry] Beam PiperUSsci-fi author (Little Fuzzies)dies at 60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1972 - Berry Oakley, US rock bassist (Allman Bro), dies in car crash at 24

1973 - Stringbean, [David Akeman], banjoist/comedian (Hee Haw), dies at 58

1976 - Alexander Calder, US sculptor, dies at 78

 

 

 

1979 - Dimitri TiomkinUkrainian-born composer (b. 1894)

 

Greatest Hits                           The Alamo                                          Town Without Pity

Giant                                         Lost Horizon                                        The Unforgiven

High Noon                                            The Old Man and the Sea                      Rio Brav

   Rawhide                    The Guns of Navrone                        Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

 

 

 

 

1984 - Martin Luther King Sr, US vicar/father of MLK Jr, dies at 84

1986 - Roger C Carmel, actor (Mudd-Star Trek, Mothers-in-Law), dies at 54

1987 - L T Coggeshall, medical scientist (Sec of HEW 1956-58), dies at 86

1992 - Aleksandr Yakovlevich Petrushenko, cosmonaut, dies at 50

1993 - Erskine Hawkins, US trumpeter/composer (After Hours), dies at 79

1993 - Harry R “Rob” Haldeman, White House chief of staff (Nixon), dies at 67

1995 - Charles Scribner Jr, publisher, dies at 74

1995 - Kenneth Goldstein, folklorist/enthomusicologist, dies at 68

1999 - Jacobo Timmerman, Argentine writer and journalist (b. 1923)

2004 - Yasser Arafat, co-founder and Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, revolutionary and nobel prize winner dies in Paris at 75

2005 - Patrick Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield, British photographer (b. 1939)

2005 - Peter Drucker, American management theorist (b. 1909)

2005 - Moustapha Akkad, Syrian-American film producer and director (b. 1930)

2009 - Dhanpat Rai Nahar, Indian labour leader (b. 1919)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

911 - Conrad I elecect German King

 

 

 

1444 - Battle at VarnaBlack SeaSultan Murad II beats crusaders

 

 

 

 

 

1544 - Antwerps painter John Matsys banished

1567 - Battle at St-Denis: French government army vs Huguenots

1619 - René Descartes has the dreams that inspire his Meditations on First Philosophy.

1630 - Failed palace revolution against Richelieu France

1674 - Dutch formally cede New Netherlands (NY) to English

1766 - The last Colonial governor of New Jersey, William Franklin, signs the charter of Queen’s College (later renamed Rutgers University).

 

 

 

1775 - Congress forms US Marine Corps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1793 - France ends forced worship of God

1801 - Kentucky outlaws dueling

1836 - Louis Napoleon banished to America

1847 - The passenger ship Stephen Whitney is wrecked in thick fog off the southern coast of Ireland, killing 92 of the 110 on board. The disaster results in the construction the Fastnet Rock lighthouse.

1864 - Kingston, GA burned during Sherman’s March to Sea

1885 - Gottlieb Daimler’s motorcycle, world’s 1st, unveiled

1891 - 1st Woman’s Christian Temperance Union meeting held (in Boston)

1891 - Granville T Woods patents electric railway

1905 - Sailors revolt in Kronstadt Russia

1908 - 1st Gideon Bible put in a hotel room

1911 - Andrew Carnegie forms Carnegie Corp (for scholarly & charitable works)

1911 - Imperial army recaptures Nanking (blood bath)

1917 - 41 suffragists are arrested in front of White House

1918 - Independence of Poland proclaimed by Józef Pilsudski

1918 - The Western Union Cable Office in North Sydney, NS received a top-secret coded message from Europe (that would be sent to Ottawa, ON and Washington, DC) that said on November 11, 1918 all fighting would cease on land, sea and in the air.

1919 - 1st observance of National Book Week

1919 - American Legion’s 1st national convention (Minneapolis)

 

 

 

1924 - Dion O’Banion, leader of the North Side Gang is assassinated in his flower shop by members of Johnny Torrio’s gang, sparking the bloody gang war of the 1920s in Chicago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1928 - Hirohito ascended throne as Emperor of Japan

1933 - Black Blizzard snowstorm-duststorm rages from SD to Atlantic

1938 - Nobel for literature awarded to Pearl Buck (Good Earth)

1940 - Walt Disney begins serving as an informer for the Los Angeles office of the FBI; his job is to report back information on Hollywood subversives.

1942 - US troops occupy airport of Port-Lyautey Morocco

1942 - US-British troops occupies Oran Algeria

1944 - German riots in Rotterdam/Schiedam 52,000 men sent to Germany

1944 - US 9th Army takes Margraten cemetery

 

 

 

1944 - Ammunition ship USS Mount Hood (AE-11exploded at Seeadler HarbourManusAdmiralty Islands

 

USS Mount Hood (AE-11) off the Norfolk Navy Ya...

 

 

 

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1945 - College football’s #1 Army beats #2 Notre Dame 48-0

1945 - Heavy battle in Surabaya between Indonesian nationalists and returning colonialists after World War II, celebrated as Heroes’ Day (Hari Pahlawan).

1950 - Nobel for literature awarded to William Faulkner

1950 - Spanish dictator Franco ends war in Gibraltar

1951 - 1st long distance telephone call without operator assistance

 

 

 

1954 - Iwo Jima Memorial (servicemen raising US flagdedicated in Arlington

 

 

 

 

 

1954 - Lt Col John Strapp travels 632 MPH in a rocket sled

1960 - Senate passes landmark Civil Rights Bill

1963 - Gordie Howe takes over NHL career goal lead at 545

1965 - Willie Mays wins NL MVP

1966 - Jack Lynch becomes Irish premier

1966 - Lunar Orbiter 2 reaches 196-1871 km around Moon

1968 - Launch of Zond 6, 2nd unmanned circumlunar & return flight

1969 - “Sesame Street” premieres on PBS TV

1970 - Luna 17, with unmanned self-propelled Lunokhod 1, is launched

1971 - Joe Torre wins NL MVP, Vida Blue wins AL MVP

1971 - US table tennis team arrived in China

 

 

 

1975 - Ore ship Edmund Fitzgerald & crew of 29 lost in storm on Lake Superior

 

“The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”

 

 

 

 

1975 - PLO leader Yasser Arafat addresses UN in NYC

1975 - UN General Assembly approves resolution equating Zionism with racism

1976 - Utah Supreme Court OKs execution of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore

1978 - Larry Holmes KOs Alfredo Evangelist in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

1980 - Dan Rather refuses to pay his cabbie, CBS pays $12.55 fare

1980 - Poland acknowledges Solidarity union

1982 - IMF lends Mexico $3.8 billion due to threatened bankrupcy

1982 - Vietnam Veterans Memorial opened

1983 - Federal government shut down

1984 - Horse Racing Breeders’ Cup Champs: Chief’s Crown, Eillo, Lashkari, Outstandingly, Princess Rooney, Royal Heroine, Wild Again at Hollywood

1988 - NY’s MTA announces it may replace tokens with credit card type passes

1988 - Orel Hershiser (23-8) is a unanimous choice as NL Cy Young Award

1989 - Germans begins demolishing Berlin Wall

1989 - Word Perfect 5.1 is shipped

1990 - Lebanon releases 2 french hostages (Camille Sontag & Marcel Coudari)

1991 - Bernie Kosar ends NFL record of 308 passes without an interception

1995 - In Nigeria, playwright and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa along with eight others from the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (Mosop) are hanged by government forces.

1997 - Artist Peter Max pleads guilty to tax fraud & time served

1997 - Nanny Louise Woodward, murder sentenced downgrade to manslaughter

2006 - Sri Lankan Tamil Parliamentarian Nadarajah Raviraj assassinated in Colombo.

 

 

 

Births

745 - Musa al-Kazim, Shia Imam (d. 799)

1341 - Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman (d. 1408)

1433 - Charles of Charolais, the Bold, Duke of Burgundy/polyglot

 

 

 

1483 - Martin LutherEisleben Germanyfounded Protestantism, (d.1546)

 

 

 

 

 

1565 - Robert Devereux 2nd Earl of Essex/cousin/lover of Elizabeth I

1565 - Laurentius Paulinus Gothus, Swedish theologian and astronomer (d. 1646)

1695 - John Bevis, English physician and astronomer (d. 1771)

1697 - William Hogarth, England, satiric painter/engraver (Rake’s Progress)

1735 - Granville Sharp, English abolishionist (d. 1813)

1793 - Jared Kirtland, US, physician/naturalist/reformed penitentiaries

1810 - George Jennings English sanitary engineer (d. 1882)

1819 - Cyrus West Field, financier/success of 1st transatlantic cable

 

 

 

1827 - Alfred Howe TerryMajor General (Union volunteers), died in 1890

 

 

 

 

1830 - Albert Gallatin Jenkins, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864

1834 - Wager Swayne, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1902

1855 - Josiah Royce, US, philosopher (conception of God)

1861 - Robert T A Innes, Edinburgh Scotland, astronomer (Proxima Centauri)

1868 - Gichin Funakoshi, Japanese martial artist (d. 1957)

 

 

 

1888 - Andrej N TupolevRussian aircraft builder

 

 

 

 

 

1889 - Claude Rains, London, actor (Invisible Man, Casablanca)

1891 - Carl Stalling, American film composer (d. 1972)

1893 - John P. Marquand, American writer (d. 1960)

 

 

 

1895 - John Knudsen Northropaircraft designer (Northrop Air)

 

 

 

 

 

1908 - Charles Merritt, Canadian Army officer and Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000)

1909 - Paweł Jasienica, Polish historian (d. 1970)

1916 - Billy May, Pitts Pa, orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show)

1919 - Moise Tshombe, pres of Katanga, then premier of the Congo (Zaire)

1919 - Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov, Russian inventor

1920 - Rafael del Pino, Spanish entrepreneur

1924 - Russell Johnson, actor, (professor-Gilligan’s Island)

 

 

 

1925 - Richard BurtonSouth Walesactor (CleopatraVirginia Woolf)

 

Hamlet

THE WORLD OF RICHARD BURTON

The Sandpiper

The Wild Geese

 

 

 

 

1928 - Ennio Morricone, Rome Italy, composer/musician

1932 - Roy Scheider, actor (Jaws, French Connection, Marathon Man, Paper Lion) (d. 2008)

1933 - Ronald Evans, American astronaut (d. 1990)

1934 - Lucien Bianchi, Belgian auto racer

1934 - Norm Cash, Eldorado Texas, 1st baseman (Detroit Tigers)

1935 - Ronald Ellwin Evans, St Francis Ks, Captain USN/astronaut (Apollo 17)

1935 - Igor Dmitrievich Novikov, Russian astrophysicist

1935 - Bernard Babior, American biochemist

1941 - John Geoghegan, Silver Star recipient (d. 1965)

1942 - Robert F. Engle, American economist, Nobel laureate

1944 - Dave Loggins, singer (Please come to Boston)

1946 - David Stockman, Reagan’s ex-budget director

1948 - Greg Lake, rock vocalist/bassist (King Crimson, ELP)

1949 - Ann Reinking, Seattle, dancer/actress (All the Jazz, Micki & Maude)

1955 - Roland Emmerich, German film producer and director

1956 - Sinbad, comedian/actor (Different World, At the Apollo)

1957 - Jodi Anderson, Chicago Ill, US long jump champ (1978-81)

1959 - MacKenzie Phillips, Alexandria Va, actress (Julie-1 Day at a Time)

1960 - Neil Gaiman, English writer

1965 - Eddie Irvine, Northern Irish race car driver

1966 - Kyle Kopp, San Bernardino Ca, water polo 2m offense (Olympics-96)

1969 - Ellen Pompeo, American actress

1970 - Trent Dimas, NM, gymnast (Olympics-gold-92, 96)

1977 - Brittany Murphy, American actress

1977 - Josh Barnett, American Mixed Martial Artist

1978 - Eve, American rapper

 

 

 

1981 - Jason L. DunhamAmerican Marine ,  Medal of Honor Recipient (d. 2004)

 

 

 

 

Army Medal of Honor

 

 

Deaths

461 - St. Leo I, the Great, Italian Pope (440-61), dies in office

627 - Justus, Archbishop of Canterbury

901 - Adelaide of Paris, Queen of Western Francia

1241 - Celestine IV, [Goffredo Castiglioni], Pope (1241, 16 days), dies

1285 - Pedro III, king of Aragon, dies

1299 - Jan I, count of Holland/Zeeland (1295-99), dies at 15

1444 - Wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, king of Poland/Hungary, dies in battle at 20

1556 - Richard Chancellor, English explorer, dies in shipwreck off Scotland

1596 - Peter Wentworth, English Puritan politician (b. 1530)

1727 - Alphonse de Tonty, French explorer and American settler (b. 1659)

1777 - Cornstalk, Shawnee chief

1779 - Joseph Hewes, US merchant/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 49

 

 

 

1808 - Guy Carleton, 1st Baron DorchesterBritish soldier and Governor of Quebec (b. 1724)

 

 

 

 

 

1865 - Henry Wards, Confederate prison supt, executed for excessive cruelty

1891 -  Arthur Rimbaud, poet/arms merchant (Saison en Enfer), dies at 37

1912 - Louis Cyr, Canadian strongman (b. 1863)

 

 

 

1938 - Mustafa Kemal Atatürkfounder and the first President of Turkey (b. 1881)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1940 - Arthur Neville Chamberlain, British premier (1937-40), dies at 71

1970 - Charles DeGaulle, general/president France (Free French), dies at 79

1971 - Walter Van Tilburg Clark, US author (Ox-Bow Incident), dies at 62

1973 - Stringbean, country singer/comedian/banjoist (Hee Haw), dies at 58

1975 - Ernest M. McSorley, American ship captain (b. 1912)

1982 - Leonid Ilich Brezhnev, Soviet 1st sect, dies of a heart attack at 77

1985 - Pelle Lindbergh, goalie (Phila Flyers), dies in drunk driving accident

1990 - Ronnie Dyson, US singer (Salvation-I Don’t Wanna Cry), dies at 40

1990 - Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist (b. 1914)

 

 

 

1992 - Chuck ConnorsUS NBA/baseballer/actor (Boston Celtics), dies at 71

 

The Rifleman: The Complete Rifleman Massacre

The Mad Bomber

BRANDED

 

 

 

 

1994 - Carmen McRae [Clark], US jazz singer/pianist, dies at about 73

2000 - Jacques Chaban-Delmas, Prime Minister of France (b. 1915)

2001 - Ken Kesey, American author (b. 1935)

 

 

 

2006 - Jack PalanceAmerican actor (b. 1919)

 

Oscar Award – City Slickers , One-Armed Pushups

JACK PALANCE TRIBUTE

 

 

 

 

2007 - Norman Mailer, American novelist, dies at 84

2008 - Miriam Makeba, South African singer and anti-apartheid activist (b. 1932)

2009 - John Allen Muhammad, American spree killer (b. 1960)

2010 - Dino De Laurentiis, Italian film producer (b. 1919)

2010 - Dave Niehaus, American sportscaster (b. 1935)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

Events

694 - Spanish King Egica accuses Jews of aiding Moslems/sentenced to slavery

1282 - Pope Martinus IV excommunicates king Pedro III of Aragonorth

1313 - Louis the Bavarian defeats his cousin Frederick I of Austria at the Battle of Gamelsdorf.

 

 

 

1330 - Battle of PosadaWallachian Voievode Basarab I defeats the Hungarian army in an ambush

 

 

Romantic painting Charles' army wear hussar cl...

Romantic painting Charles’ army wear hussar clothes of the 17th century (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

1494 - Family de’ Medici become rulers of Florence

1580 - Spanish troops lands in Ireland

1764 - Mary Campbell, a captive of the Lenape during the French and Indian War, is turned over to forces commanded by Colonel Henry Bouquet.

1794 - Russian troops occupy Warsaw

1799 - Napoleon becomes dictator (1st consul) of France

1821 - 1st US pharmacy college holds 1st classes, Philadelphia

1848 - Robert Blum, a German revolutionary and MP (Liberal), is executed in Vienna.

1853 - Origin of Carrington rotation numbers for rotation of Sun

1857 - Atlantic Monthly magazine 1st published

1864 - Sherman issues preliminary plans for his “March to the Sea”

 

 

 

1872 - The Great Boston Fire of 1872Close to 1,000 buildings destroyed

 

 

 

 

 

1877 - American Chemical Society chartered in NY

1888 - Jack Ripper’s 5th & last probably last victim, Mary Jane Kelly, found on her bed

1899 - Boerenaanval up Ladysmith, Natal, attack

1904 - 1st airplane flight to last more than 5 minutes

 

 

 

1913 - Storm “Freshwater Fury” sinks 8 ore-carriers on Great Lakes

 

 

 

 

1915 - Italian liner Ancona sinks by German torpedos, killing 272

1918 - Kaiser Wilhelm II abdicates after German defeat in WW I

1923 - Beer Hall Putsch-Nazis fail to overthrow government, 16 die/Hitler flees

1924 - Miriam (Ma) Ferguson becomes 1st elected woman governor (of Texas)

1925 - German NSDAP form SS

1927 - Giant Panda discovered, China

1930 - 1st nonstop airplane flight from NY to Panama

1932 - Hurricane storm wave sweeps over Santa Cruz del Sur Cuba kills 2,500

1932 - Riots between conservative and socialist supporters in Switzerland kill 12 and injure 60.

1935 - Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) labor union forms

1938 - Al Capp, cartoonist of Lil’ Abner creates Sadie Hawkins Day

 

 

 

1938 - KristallnachtNazi Germany’s first large-scale physical act of anti-Jewish violencebegins.

 

 

 

 

 

1939 - “Ninotchka,” with Greta Garbo premieres

1939 - Nobel for physics awarded to Ernest O Lawrence (cyclotron)

1939 - Venlo-incident: German Abwehr kills 2 English agents

1944 - Red Cross wins Nobel peace prize

1946 - Pres Harry Truman ends wage/price freeze

1961 - USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 30,970m

1963 - 450 die in a coal-dust explosion & 160 die in train crash (Japan)

1965 - 1st NY Knick game postponed (black-out) vs St Louis

 

 

 

1965 - 5:16 PMmassive power failure in New Engl, & Ontario (NY blackout)

 

 

 

 

 

1967 - 1st unmanned Saturn V flight to test Apollo 4 reentry module

1967 - Surveyor 6 soft lands on Moon

1970 - Trial of Seattle 8 anti-war protesters begins

1971 - John List kills family & moves to Colorado

1973 - Fire at Taiyo dept store, kills 101 & injures 84 (Kumamoto Japan)

1980 - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declares holy war against Iran

1982 - Sugar Ray Leonard retires for 1st time

1983 - Amsterdam brewer Freddie Heineken kidnapped

1984 - Larry Holmes TKOs Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

 

 

 

1984 - Vietnam Veterans Memorial (“3 Servicemen”completed

 

 

 

 

 

1985 - Gary Kasparov becomes world chess champion

1985 - Surprise attack on Belgium supermarket in Aalst, 8 killed

1989 - East Berlin opens its borders

1993 - Serbian army fires on school in Sarajevo, 9 children died

 

 

 

1993 - Stari mostthe “old bridge” in Bosnian Mostar built in 1566collapses after several days of bombing.

 

 

 

 

 

1994 - The chemical element Darmstadtium is discovered.

1998 - Brokerage houses are ordered to pay 1.03 billion USD to cheated NASDAQ investors to compensate for their price-fixing. This is the largest civil settlement in United States history.

1998 - Capital punishment in the United Kingdom, already abolished for murder, is completely abolished for all remaining capital offences.

2003 - A suicide-terrorist attack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, kills 17 people.

2004 - Video game Halo 2 a first person shooter first released on Xbox by Bungie Studios

2005 - Suicide bombers attacked three hotels in Amman, Jordan, killing at least 60 people.

2005 - The Venus Express mission of the European Space Agency is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

2009 - Joe Cada becomes the youngest champion of the World Series of Poker’s main event.

 

 

Births

1389 - Isabella of Valois, queen consort of England (d. 1409)

1414 - Albrecht III Achilles, elector of Brandenburg (d. 1486)

1467 - Charles of Egmond, duke of Gelre/earl of Zutphen [or Nov 10]

1522 - Martin Chemnitz, German theologian (d. 1586)

1541 - Menso Alting, Dutch reformed vicar/theologist

1656 - Paul Aler, French jesuit/poet (Gradus ad Parnassum)

1731 - Benjamin Banneker, Ellicott Md, black mathematician/surveyor (Wash DC)

1799 - Gustavus, Crown Prince of Sweden (d. 1877)

1802 - Elijah P Lovejoy, American newspaper publisher/abolitionist

1809 - Albert Taylor Bledsoe, Asst Secy War (Confederacy), died in 1877

1810 - Thomas Bragg, Atty Gen (Confederacy), died in 1872

1810 - Bernhard von Langenbeck, German surgeon (d. 1887)

1812 - Paul Abadie, French master builder (renovated Notre Dame)

1817 - Edward Richard Sprigg Canby, Major General (Union volunteers)

1818 - Ivan Turgenev, Russia, novelist/poet/playwright (Fathers & Sons) [NS]

1823 - William Henry Forney, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1894

 

 

 

1825 - Ambrose Powell HillLt Gen (Confederate 3rd Army Corp), died in 1865

 

 

 

 

 

1835 - Emile Gaboriau, author (father of French detective novels)

1841 - [Albert] Edward VII, king of England (1901-10)

1850 - Lewis Lewin, Germany, toxicologist/father of psychopharmacologist

 

 

 

1853 - Stanford WhiteAmerican architect (d. 1906)

 

 

 

 

 

1869 - Marie Dressler, [Leila M Koerber], Ontario, actress (Caught Short)

1871 - Florence Sabin, scientist/1st woman to graduate from Johns Hopkins

1873 - Otfrid Foerster, German neurologist (d. 1941)

1885 - Hermann Weyl, German mathematician (d. 1955)

1885 - Theodor Kaluza, German scientist (d. 1954)

1886 - Ed Wynn, [Isaiah Edwin Leopold], Phila Pa, comedian (Ed Wynn Show)

1895 - Mae Marsh, Madrid NM, silent film actress (Birth of a Nation)

1897 - Ronald G W Norrish, British chemist (Nobel 1967)

1901 - John Norrie McArthur, malariologist/microscopist

1903 - Gregory Pincus, inventor (birth control pill) [or Apr 9]

1906 - Arthur Rudolph, rocket engineer

 

 

 

1913 - Hedy LamarrVienna Austriaactress , Inventor , (EcstacySamson & Delilah)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1915 - Sargent Shriver, MD, Dem VP candidate (1972)/directed Peace Corp

1918 - Spiro Theodore Agnew, (R) 39th VP (1968-75), crook

1918 - Choi Hong Hi, Founder of Taekwon-Do (d. 2002)

1918 - Thomas Ferebee, Enola Gay bombardier over Hiroshima (d. 2000)

1920 - Byron de la Beckwith, American assassin, white supremacist (d. 2001)

1921 - Viktor Chukarin, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1952, 56)

1923 - Alice [Davis] Coachman, Albany Ga, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1948)

 

 

 

1923 - Dorothy DandridgeCleveland OHactress/singer/dancer (Porgy & Bess)

 

I Got Rhythm

Mini Biography

Tamango

Face of an Angel-A Tribute

 

 

 

 

1924 - Robert Frank, Swiss Photographer

1925 - Sir Alistair Horne, British historian

1926 - Dominguín, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1996)

1928 - Anne Sexton, Newton Mass, poet (Live or Die; Pulitzer 1967)

1929 - Marc Favreau, French Canadian humourist (d. 2005)

1929 - Imre Kertész, Budapest, concentration camp survivor, writer, Nobel laureate (2002)

1931 - Whitey Herzog, baseball manager (St Louis Cardinals)

1932 - Carl Perkins, singer (Blue Suede Shoes)

 

 

 

1934 - Carl SaganBklnastronomer/author/professor (CosmosBroca’s Brain)

 

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage

 

 

 

1934 - Ingvar Carlsson, PM of Sweden (1986-91, 94- )

1935 - Bob Gibson, Cardinal pitcher (Cy Young/NL MVP 1968)

1936 - Mary Travers, Louisville Ky, folk singer (Peter Paul & Mary)

1941 - Tom Fogerty, Berkeley Cal, rocker (Creedence Clearwater Revival), (d. 1990)

1942 - Stuart Lipton, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire

1948 - Alan Gratzer, Syracuse NY, rock drummer (Reo Speedwagon)

1948 - Sharon Stouder, US, 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic-gold-1964)

1951 - Bill Mantlo, American comic book writer

1954 - Dennis Stratton, London England, rock guitarist (Iron Maiden)

1959 - Sito Pons, Spanish motorbike racer

1964 - Leah Pells, Vancouver BC, 1.5k runner (Olympics-96)

1965 - Todd Gill, Cardinal, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)

1966 - Stefen Edberg, Sweden, tennis star

1967 - Scott Bianco, Kamloops BC, 90 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics-96)

1968 - Nazzareno Carusi, Italian pianist

1970 - Chantal Brunner, Wellington NZ, long jumper (Olympics-96)

 

 

 

1970 - Susan TedeschiAmerican Blues Musician , Guitarist

 

Little by Little

Key to the Highway

Don’t Think Twice

Gonna Move

 

 

 

 

1973 - Nick Lachey, American singerd rapper

1978 - Steven Lopez, American taekwondo martial artist

1978 - Sisqó, American singer (Dru Hill)

1980 - Vanessa Minillo, Filipino television personality

1980 - Dominique Maltais, Quebec snowboarder

1996 - Cheyenne Pyle, California, youngest heart transplant patient (90 mins old)

 

 

Deaths

959 - Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, Byzantine Emperor (913-59), dies

1068 - Agnes of Poitou, duchess of Aquitania/mother of German Empress, dies

1187 - Emperor Gaozong of China (b. 1107)

1208 - Sancha of Castile, wife of Alfonso II of Aragon (b. 1155)

1504 - King Ferdinand II of Aragon (b. 1452)

1623 - William Camden, English historian: Brittania/Annales,

1677 - Aert van der Neer, Dutch landscape painter, dies at about 73

1809 - Paul Sandby, English cartographer (b. 1725)

1862 - John Bordenave Villepigue, US Confederate brig-gen, dies at 32

 

 

 

1881 - Edwin DrakeFather of the oil industrydrilled the first oil well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1911 - Howard PyleAmerican , Illustrator , author (b. 1853)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1924 - Henry Cabot Lodge, American Senator (b. 1850)

1927 - Ole Olsen, composer, dies at 77

1938 - Vasily Blyukher, Soviet military commander (b.1889)

1939 - Dirk Klop, Dutch intelligence lt, shot by German Abwehr

1944 - Frank Marshall, American chess player (b. 1877)

1952 - Chaim Weizmann, bio-chemist/1st president Israel, dies at 77

1953 - Abdul-Aziz ibn Sa’ud, founder of Saudi Arabia, dies at about 73

 

 

 

1953 - Dylan Thomasauthor-poet (Adv in skin trade), dies in NY at 39

 

 

 

 

 

1959 - Frederick Preston Search, composer, dies at 70

1970 - Charles de Gaulle, President of France (1958-69), dies at 79

1988 - John Mitchell, former Atny Gen, dies of heart attack in Washington

1991 - Yves Montand, actor (Idol, Grand Prix), dies of a heart attack at 7

1992 - Charles Fraser-Smith, English inventor (man who never was), dies

1992 - William Hillcourt, author (Boy Scout Handbook), dies at 92

1993 - Stanley Myers, English movie composer (Deer Hunter), dies at 63

1994 - Milton M Shorty Rajonsky Rogers, trumpeter, dies at 70

2001 - Niels Jannasch, Canadian historian and museum curator (b. 1924)

 

 

 

2003 - Art Carney, American actor (b. 1918)(see UE Births 11/04)

 

 

 

 

 

2006 - Ed Bradley, American journalist (b. 1941)

2006 - Markus Wolf, East German Intelligence Director (b. 1923)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

392 - Emperor Theodosius declares Christian religion, state religion

911 - Duke Koenraad I chosen German king

1322 - Pope John XXII names John van Diest, bishop of Utrecht

1494 - Uprising against Piero de’ Medici in Florence Italy

1519 - 1st meeting of Montezuma & Hernán Cortés in Mexico

1520 - Stockholm Bloodbath begins: A successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces results in the execution of around 100 people.

1576 - Eighty Years’ War: Pacification of Ghent – 17 Dutch provinces sign anti-Spanish covenant

1598 - Spanish troops under Bernardino de Mendoza conquer Doetinchem

1602 - The Bodleian Library at Oxford University is opened

1620 - Battle of White Mountain, Prague

1658 - Battle of Sont: Swedish fleet beats Dutch

1701 - William Penn presents Charter of Priviliges

1731 - In Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin opens 1st US library

1789 - Bourbon Whiskey, 1st distilled from corn (by Elijah Craig, Bourbon Ky)

1793 - Louvre in Paris opens

1837 - Mount Holyoke Seminary in Mass-1st US college founded for women

1842 - Belgium King Leopold I proclaims child labor laws (for 1889)

1861 - Battle of Mount Ivy, KY

1864 - Abraham Lincoln (R) elected to his 2nd term as American President

1870 - Democratic governor elected in Tennessee

1880 - Sarah Bernhardt, French actress, made US debut at NY’s Booth Theater

1889 - Montana admitted as 41st state of the Union

1892 - Grover Cleveland (D) elected president

1895 - German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen produces and detects electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range today known as X-rays or Röntgen rays

1904 - American President Theodore Roosevelt (R) defeats Alton B Parker (D)

1917 - Telephone Co runs 1st ad for Army operators, gets 7,000 applicants

1923 - Hitler stages unsuccessful “Beer Hall Putsch” in Muenchen (Munich)

1926 - George Gershwin’s musical “Oh, Kay” premieres in NYC

1928 - George & Ira Gershwin’s musical “Treasure Girl” premieres in NYC

1929 - NYC Museum of Modern Art opens in Hecksher Building

1932 - Franklin Roosevelt (D) elected 32nd President for 1st time

1939 - Failed assassination attempt on Hitler in Burgerbraukeller, Munich

1939 - H Lindsay & R Crouse’ “Life with Father” premieres in NYC

1940 - RAF bombs Munich

1942 - 1st WW II American expeditionary force lands in Africa (Gold Coast)

1942 - Hitler proclaims fall of Stalingrad from Munich beer hall

1942 - Operation Torch; began as US and British forces under Eisenhower land in French North Africa

1944 - 25,000 Hungarian Jews are loaned to Nazis for forced labor

1945 - Riverboat sinks off Hong Kong; kills 1,550

1950 - 1st jet-plane battle ever, in Korean War

1951 - NY Yankee Catcher Yogi Berra wins 1st of his 3 MVP awards

1956 - UN demands USSR leave Hungary

1960 - JFK (Sen-D-Mass) beats VP Richard Nixon (R) to become 35th US president

1964 - IMF grants Great Britain credit of $1 billion

1964 - Orioles Frank Robinson unanimous choice as AL MVP

1965 - “Days of Our Lives” premieres on TV

1966 - Edward W Brooke (Rep-R-Mass) becomes 1st black elected to Senate

1966 - Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected Governor of California

1967 - Silver hits record $1.951 an ounce in London

1974 - Ted Bundy victim Debi Kent disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah

1977 - Manolis Andronikos, a Greek Archaeologist and professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina.

1979 - ABC broadcasts “Iran Crisis: American Held Hostage” with Frank Reynolds (forerunner to “Nightline”)

1983 - W Wilson Goode (D) elected 1st black mayor of Philadelphia

1984 - Anna Fisher becomes 1st “mom” to go into orbit

1987 - IRA bomb attack in Enniskillen, North Ireland, 11 killed

1988 - George W H Bush (R) beats Mike Dukakis (D) for presidency

1989 - David Dinkins elected 1st black mayor of NYC

1989 - Douglas Wilder elected 1st US black governor (Virginia)

1990 - 100,000 additional US troops are sent to Persian gulf

1990 - Saddam fires his army chief & threatens to destroy Arabian peninsula

1991 - Carol Burnett Show premieres on CBS-TV

2002 - Iraq disarmament crisis: UN Security Council Resolution 1441 – The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves a resolution on Iraq, forcing Saddam Hussein to disarm or face “serious consequences”.

2004 - War in Iraq: More than 10,000 U.S. troops and a small number of Iraqi army units participate in a siege on the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.

 

 

 

Births

 35 - Nerva, Roman Emperor (d. 98)

1342 - Julian of Norwich, English saint (d. 1416)

1431 - Vlad III the Impaler, Wallachian prince (d. 1476)

1491 - Teofilo Folengo, Italian poet (d. 1544)

1572 - Johan Sigismund, elector of Brandenburg/duke of Prussia

1622 - Galenus Abrahamsz de Haen, Dutch baptist pastor (Lambs’ War)

1622 - Karl X Gustaf, King of Sweden (1654-60)

1647 - Pierre Bayle, French/Neth theologist/philosopher/writer

1656 - Edmund Halley, English astronomer (comet of Halley) [OS=Oct 29]

1723 - John Byron, British naval officer (d. 1786)

1760 - Jean-Baptiste Dumonceau de Bergendael, South Neth earl/general

1817 - Claudius Wistar Sears, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1891

1829 - Samuel Wylie Crawford, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1892

1830 - Oliver Otis Howard, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1909

1831 - Edward R L Bulwer-Lytton, English statesman and Viceroy of India (1876-1880)

1836 - Milton Bradley, American game manufacturer (d. 1911)

1847 - Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager/author (Dracula)

1866 - Herbert Austin, English automobile pioneer (d. 1941)

1878 - Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor, world champion cyclist (1899)

1884 - Hermann Rorschach, Swiss psychiatrist (d. 1922)

1885 - Hans Cloos, German geologist (d. 1951)

1885 - Tomoyuki Yamashita, Japanese general (d. 1946)

1896 - Bucky Harris, baseball manager (Phillies, Yankees)

1900 - Margaret Mitchell, Atlanta, Georgia, author (Gone With the Wind), (d. 1949)

1908 - Martha Gellhorn, American writer (d. 1998)

1916 - Frank McGuire, basketball coach (won 550 games in 30 college seasons)

1916 - June Havoc, Seattle Wash, actress (Willy, Panic, GE Theater)

1916 - Peter Weiss, Germany, Swedish author/dramatist/novelist (Marat/Sade)

1921 - Gene Saks, NY, actor/director (One & Only, Prisoner of 2nd Ave)

1921 - Jerome Hines, [Heinz], Hollywood California, basso (I am The Way)

1922 - Christiaan Barnard, South African surgeon (perform 1st heart transplant)

1922 - Esther Rolle, Pompano Beach Fla, actress (Florida-Good Times, Maude)

1923 - Jack Kilby, Jefferson City, Missouri, electrical engineer and Nobel laureate (handheld calculator, integrated circuit), (d. 2005)

1924 - Joe Flynn, Youngstown Ohio, actor (McHale’s Navy)

1927 - Patti Page, [Clara Ann Fowler], Claremont Ok, singer (Tennessee Waltz), (d. 2012)

1931 - Morley Safer, Toronto California, TV newscaster (60 Minutes)

1932 - Stephane Audran, Versailles France, actress (Just Before Nightfall)

1932 - Ben[jamin William] Bova, US, sci-fi author (Exiled from Earth)

1935 - Alain Delon, France, actor (Honor Among Thieves, Return of Zorro)

1944 - Bonnie Bramlett, rock vocalist (Delaney & Bonnie)

1944 - Rodney Desborough Slater, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band)

1947 - Minnie Ripperton, Chicago, singer (Loving You)

1949 - Bonnie Raitt, Burbank CA, country singer (Green Light, The Glow)

1949 - Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice Presidenf of the National Rifle Association.

1951 - Mary Hart, Sioux Falls SD, TV hostess (Entertainment Tonight)

1952 - Alfre Woodard, Tulsa,Oklahoma, American actress (Primal Fear, Cross Creek)

1952 - Christie Ann Hefner, daughter of Hugh Hefner, CEO (Playboy)

1954 - Rickie Lee Jones, Chicago, singer (Chuck E’s in Love)

1954 - Michael D. Brown, U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency director

1958 - Terry Lee Miall, England, rock drummer (Adam & The Ants)

1961 - Leif Garrett, Hollywood Cal, singer/actor (Devil x 5, 3 for the Road)

1966 - Gordon Ramsay, British chef and reality television personality

1967 - Courtney Thorne-Smith, actress (Day by Day, Lucas, Summer School)

1967 - Mark Zollitsch, Orono Maine, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)

1968 - Parker Posey, Balt Md, actress (Tess Shelby-As the World Turns)

1968 - Zara Whites, Dutch actress

1969 - Roxana Zal, American actress

1970 - Tom Anderson, co-founder of MySpace

1972 - Gretchen Mol, American actress

1973 - Frantisek Kaberle, hockey defenseman (Team Czech Oly-gold-1998)

1974 - Masashi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author

1974 - Seishi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author

1975 - Tara Reid, American actress

1977 - Bucky Covington, American entertainer

1980 - Ana Vidovic, classical guitarist

1982 - Lynndie England, former U.S. Army reservist, associated with Abu Ghraib

1982 - Mika Kallio, Finnish Grand Prix motorcycle racer

1986 - Aaron H. Swartz, Chicago, Illinois, computer programmer and internet activist (Demand Progress), (d. 2013)

 

 

 

 

Deaths

397 - Martin of Tours, [St Martin], bishop of Tours, dies

618 - St Deusdedit/Adeodatus I, Italian Pope (615-18), dies

955 - Pope Agapetus II

1171 - Baldwin IV, Count of Hainaut (b. 1108)

1195 - Conrad of Hohenstaufen

1226 - Louis VIII, the Lion, King of France (1223-26), dies at 39

1228 - Dirk I, ruler of Heinsberg/Valkenburg, dies

1246 - Berenguela of Castile, wife of Alfonso IX of Castile (b. 1180)

1308 - Duns Scotus, Scottish philosopher (coined the word dunce), dies at 42

1590 - Joost Jansz Bilhamer, master builder/cartographer, dies at about 49

1600 - Natsuka Masaie, Japanese warlord (b. 1562)

1605 - Robert Catesby, English conspirator (b. 1573)

1658 - Pieter Floriszoon, Dutch admiral, dies in naval Battle of the Sound at about 50

1658 - Witte de With, Dutch vice-admiral, dies in naval Battle of the Sound, at age 59

1719 - Michel Rolle, French mathematician (b. 1652)

1887 - Doc Holliday, American gambler and gunfighter (b. 1851)

1934 - Carlos Chagas, Brazilian physician (b. 1879)

1944 - Walter Nowotny, German combat/jet fighter pilot, dies

1965 - Dorothy Kilgallen, American newspaper columnist (b. 1913)

1974 - Ivory Joe Hunter, rocker, dies at 60

1977 - Bucky Harris, American baseball player (b. 1896)

1978 - Norman Rockwell, artist (Saturday Evening Post covers), dies at 84

1986 - Vyacheslav Molotov, Russian politician (b. 1890)

1992 - Alexander Dubcek, pres of Czechoslovakia (1968-69), dies

1992 - Kees [Cornelis] Broekman, speed skater (Olympic-silver-1952), dies

1992 - Keith “Red” Mitchell, US/Swedish jazz bassist, dies

1994 - Michael O’Donoghue, American comedy writer (SNL), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 54

1996 - Edward Albert Radice, economist, dies at 89

1996 - Peter Fowler, physicist, dies at 73

2003 - C. Z. Guest, American socialite (b. 1920)

2003 - Guy Speranza, American singer, original Riot frontman (b. 1956)

2006 - Basil Poledouris, American film score composer (b. 1945)

2006 - Hannspeter Winter, Austrian plasma physicist

2009 - Vitaly Ginzburg, Russian physicist (b. 1916)

2011 - Heavy D, American hip-hop artist. (b. 1967)

2011 - Bil Keane, American cartoonist (b. 1922)

2012 - Lucille Bliss, American voice artist, dies from natural causes at 96

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

680 - 3rd Council of Constantinople (6th ecumenical council) opens

921 - Treaty of Bonn: East France & West France recognize each other

1492 - The Ensisheim Meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, strikes the earth around noon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France.

1512 - Medici’s discharge Niccolo Machiavelli from Florence

1519 - University of Leuven convicts teaching of Luther

1631 - Pierre Gassendi observes transit of Mercury predicted by Kepler

1637 - Anne Hutchinson banished from Mass bay colony as a heretic

1659 - Peace of Pyreneeen: French king Louis XIV & Spanish king Philip IV

1786 - The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.

1805 - Lewis & Clark 1st sights Pacific Ocean

1811 - Battle of Tippecanoe: Gen. William Henry Harrison defeated the Native Americans of the Tecumesh Confederation

1820 - James Monroe elected 5th US president

1837 - In Alton, Illinois, abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy shot dead (age 34) by pro-slavery mob while attempting to protect his printing shop from being destroyed a third time.

1848 - General Zachary Taylor elected as 12th President of US

1861 - Battle of Belmont, MO

1861 - Battle of Port Royal Bay, SC (Ft Walker, Ft Beauregard)

1863 - Battle of Rappahannock Station & Kelly’s Ford, VA

1864 - 2nd session of congress of Confederate States of America reconvenes

1865 - London Gazette, oldest surviving journal, is founded

1872 - cargo ship Mary Celeste sails from NY to Genoa; mysteriously found abandoned 4 weeks later

1874 - 1st cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by T Nast

1876 - Edward Bouchet, is 1st black to recieve a PhD in US college (Yale)

1876 - Pres Rutherford B Hayes & Samuel J Tilden claim presidential victory Tilden (D) wins election but Electoral college selects Hayes (R)

1885 - Canadian Pacific Railway completed at Craigellachie

1893 - US State Colorado accepts female suffrage

1900 - Battle of Leliefontein, a battle during which the Royal Canadian Dragoons win three Victoria Crosses.

1907 - Dynamite explodes on locomotive kills engineer Jesus Garcia in Mexico

1907 - Delta Sigma Pi is founded at New York University.

1908 - Dutch capture Venezuelan navy

1910 - The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse.

1914 - The first issue of The New Republic magazine is published.

1914 - The German colony of Kiaochow Bay and its centre at Tsingtao are captured by Japanese forces.

1915 - Austrian submarine torpedoes Italian passenger ship (272 kill)

1916 - Grand duke Nikolai Nikolayevich warns czar of uprising

1916 - Woodrow Wilson (D) re-elected president

1917 - British capture Gaza Palestine from Turks

1917 - October Revolution (Oct 26 OS) in Russia, Lenin seizes power

1918 - Goddard demonstrates tube-launched solid propellant rockets

1918 - United Press erroneously reports WW I armistice had been signed

1918 - The 1918 influenza epidemic spreads to Western Samoa, killing 7,542 (about 20% of the population) by the end of the year.

1919 - US police raid offices of Union of Russian Workers

1928 - Herbert Hoover (R) elected president

1929 - Museum of Modern Art opens (NYC)

1931 - Chinese People’s Republic proclaimed by Mao Tse Tung

1932 - 1st broadcast of “Buck Rogers in the 25th century” on CBS-radio

1933 - Pennsylvania voters overturn blue law, by permitting Sunday sports

1933 - Fiorello H. La Guardia is elected the 99th mayor of New York City.

1936 - Battle of Madrid begins

1940 - Tacoma Narrows (Galloping Gertie) Bridge collapses, Wash

1941 - British air attack on Berlin, Mannheim & Ruhrgebied

1942 - Bicyclist Fausto Coppi establishes world record (45,848 km)

1943 - Detroit Lions 0, NY Giants 0; last scoreless tie in NFL

1944 - FDR wins 4th term in office, defeating Thomas E Dewey (R)

1944 - Train crashes in tunnel of Aguadilla Spain; about 500 die

1949 - King Faruk disbands Egyptian parliament

1950 - French women & children leaves Hanoi/Tonkin-delta

1954 - US spy plane shot down North of Japan

1954 - Cleveland Browns’ Chet Hanulak sets club record with 7 punt returns & win by their largest margin of victory (59) beating Wash 62-3

1955 - Supreme Court of Balt bans segregation in public recreational areas

1957 - Phillies pitcher Jack Sanford wins NL Rookie of Year

1957 - WEEQ (now WWTO) TV channel 35 in La Salle, IL (IND) 1st broadcast

1957 - Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.

1959 - 13th Ryder Cup: US wins 8½-3½ at Eldorado Golf Club (Indian Wells, California)

1962 - Richard Nixon quits politics-You won’t have Nixon to kick around

1963 - Wunder von Lengede: In Germany, eleven miners are rescued from a collapsed mine after 14 days.

1967 - Richard G Hatcher elected mayor of Gary Indiana

1970 - Race riots in Daytona Beach Florida

1972 - Pres Nixon (R) re-elected defeating George McGovern (D)

1973 - NJ becomes 1st state to allow girls into little league

1978 - Boston Red Sox Jim Rice wins AL MVP

1981 - France performs nuclear test

1983 - Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks his 2nd NY Giant record 56 yard field goal

1983 - Bomb explodes in US Capitol, causing heavy damage but no injuries

1984 - STS 51-A launch scrubbed because of high shear winds

1985 - Colombian troops end 27-hr siege of Bogota’s Palace of Justice

1988 - Sugar Ray Leonard KO’s Donnie LaLonde

1989 - Douglas Wilder elected 1st US black governor (D-Va)

1989 - NYC elects it’s 1st black mayor (Dinkins) & female comp (Holtzman)

1990 - Mary Robinson elected as 1st female president of Ireland

1991 - Magic Johnson announces he has HIV virus & retires from LA Lakers

1996 - NFL/Heisman Trophy Winner Mike Rozier, is shot several times

2000 - Controversial US presidential election that was later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case.

2000 - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration discovers one of the country’s largest LSD labs inside a converted military missile silo in Wamego, Kansas.

2001 - The supersonic commercial aircraft Concorde resumes flying after a 15-month hiatus.

2002 - Iran bans advertising of United States products.

2004 - War in Iraq: The interim government of Iraq calls for a 60-daystate of emergencyas U.S. forces storm the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.

2007 - Jokela school shooting in Tuusula, Finland, resulting in the death of nine people.

Births

630 - Constans II, Byzantine emperor (d. 668)

994 - Muhammad ibn Hazm, historian/jurist/author of Islamic Spain

1598 - Francisco Zurbarán, Spanish painter (d. 1664)

1656 - Walraad the Younger, earl of Nassau-Ottweiler/gov of Nimegen

1687 - William Stukeley, English archaeologist (d. 1765)

1692 - Johannes G Schnabel, German author/surgeon (Insel Felsenburg)

1797 - Silas Horton Stringham, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1876

1805 - Thomas Brassey, English civil engineering contractor (d. 1870)

1810 - Fritz Reuter, German novelist

1828 - Ludwig Deppe, composer

1832 - Andrew Dickson White, educator/1st president of Cornell

1851 - Chris von der Ahe, German born entrepreneur (d. 1913)

1855 - Edwin H Hall, US physicist (Hall effect)

1856 - Semyon Zonovyevich Alapin, Vilna, tied for chess 1st place (1878)

1858 - Bipin Chandra Pal, Indian freedom fighter, (d. 1932)

1867 - Marie Curie, Warsaw, discovered radium (Nobel 1903, 1911), (d. 1934)

1879 - Leon Trotsky[Leib Bronstein], Bronshtein, Russian Empire, Russian revolutionary and Theorist [OS 26-10-1879], (d. 1940)

1886 - Mark Aldanov, [Landau], Russian/French chemist/writer [OS=Oct 26]

1888 - Chandrasekhara Raman, India, physicist (Nobel 1930)

1898 - Raphaël Salem, Greek mathematician (d. 1963)

1903 - Dean Jagger, Lima Ohio, actor (Albert Vane-Mr Novak, Elmer Gantry)

1903 - Konrad Lorenz, zoologist/ethologist (Man & His Ideas, Nobel 1973)

1903 - Grace Stafford, American actress (d. 1992)

1906 - Eugene Carson Blake, US sec-gen of World council of Churches (1966-72)

1913 - Albert Camus, Algeria, author (The Just-Nobel 1957), (d. 1960)

1915 - Philip Morrison, American scientist (d. 2005)

1916 - Joe Bushkin, NYC, jazz pianist (A Couple of Joes)

1918 - Billy Graham, Charlotte NC, Baptist evangelist (Crusades)

1922 - Al Hirt, New Orleans LA, jazz trumpeter (Greatest Horn in the World)

Videos

1926 - Joan Sutherland, Sydney Australia, operatic soprano (Met Opera)

1928 - Norton Zinder, New York City, NY, biologist (genetic transduction), (d. 2012)

1936 - Barry Newman, Boston Mass, actor (Amy, Deadline, Petrocelli)

1938 - Dee Clark, Arkansas, singer (Hambone, Nobody But You)

1942 - Johnny Rivers, [Ramistella], NYC, singer (Secret Agent Man)

1943 - Boris Gromov, Russian general

1943 - Michael Spence, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate

1944 - Joe Niekro, baseball knuckler (NY Yankees)

1948 - Alex Ribeiro, Brazilian racing driver

1949 - Judy Tenuda, comedienne (Spotlight Cafe)

1950 - Alexa Canady, 1st black woman neuro-surgeon/educator

1951 - Nick Gilder, London England, singer (Hot Child in the City)

1952 - David Petraeus, Commanding General of Multinational Force Iraq

1953 - Lucinda Green, English equestrian

1955 - Detlef Ultsch, German judoka

1957 - Christopher Knight, NYC, actor (Peter-Brady Bunch)

1957 - Jonathan Palmer, formula-1 racer

1957 - Kathy McMillan, long jumper (Olympic-silver-1976)

1960 - Tommy Thayer, American guitarist (Kiss)

1961 - Mintcho Pachov, Bulgaria, 67.5kg weightlifer (Olympic-bronze-1980)

1962 - Arend Bouwmeester, Dutch saxophonist (Bob Color)

1964 - Dana Plato, Maywood California, actress (Kimberly-Diff’rent Strokes)

1964 - Liam O’Maonlai, Irish vocalist/pianist (Hothouse Flowers-I’m Sorry)

1966 - Lisa Canning, Virgin Islands, hostess (Entertainment Tonight)

1968 - Greg Tribbett, American musician (Mudvayne)

1968 - Mark Preston, Australian engineer

1969 - Michelle Morse, Ft Rucker Ala, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1995)

1970 - Andy Houston, American NASCAR driver

1970 - Morgan Spurlock, American director and producer

1972 - Emily Porter Lesueur, Glendale California, synchro swimmer (Oly-gold-96)

1976 - Zahir Raheem, Phila, bantamweight boxer (Olympics-96)

1981 - Muhammad Hassan, professional wrestler

1981 - Anthony Moffat, Scottish musician, writer and film-maker

Deaths

644 - Umar ibn al-Khattāb, Second caliph of Islam dies of injuries after assassination attempt 4 days earlier

739 - Willibrord, [Clemens], 1st bishop of Utrecht/saint 695-739, dies at 81

1225 - Engelbert I, the Saint, archbishop of Cologne, murdered at 40

1550 - Jon Arason, the last Roman Catholic bishop of Iceland prior to the reformation, beheaded in Skalholt with his two sons Are and Bjorn. (b. 1484)

1573 - Solomon Luria (Maharshal), talmudic author (Yam Shel Shelomo), dies

1608 - Adolf, earl of Nassau-Siegen/cavalry commander, dies in battle

1620 - Hetman Stanisław Żólkiewski polish commander in the Battle of Ţuţora (1620) (b. 1547)

1633 - Cornelis Drebbel, physicist/chemist/inventor (submarine), dies
ardour, English politician

1708 - Ludolf Backhuysen, Dutch seascape painter/cartoonist, dies at 76

1859 - Carl Gottlieb Reissiger, composer, dies at 61

1913 - Alfred Russel Wallace, British naturalist and biologist (b. 1823)

1919 - Hugo Haase, German MP (SPD), murdered at 56

1938 - Earnest von Rath, German antifascist/diplomat, murdered

1944 - Richard Sorge & Ozaki, spies, hanged in Tokyo

1956 - Una Mae Carlisle, US pianist/singer, dies at 40

1959 - Victor McLaglen, actor (Gunga Din), dies of heart attack at 72

1960 - Alvin Carter, vocalist (Carter Family), dies at 69

1962 - Eleanor Roosevelt, 1st Lady (1933-1945), dies at 78 in NYC

1968 - Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician (b. 1906)

1978 - Gene Tunney, former heavyweight boxing champ (1926-28), dies at 80

1980 - Steve McQueenactor (Tom HornBullitt), dies at 50

Bullit Car Chase                                                   The Getaway

The Great Escape                                                KING OF COOL

Steve McQueen: Man On The Edge

1981 - Will Durant, US author (story of civilization), dies at 96

1993 - Adelaide Hall, US jazz singer (Cotton Club), dies at 92

1994 - Michael O’Donoghue, comedian (SNL), dies at about 54

1994 - Milton “Shorty” Rogers [Rajonsky], US jazz trumpeter, dies at 70

1995 - Melvin “Slappy” White, comedian, dies of heart attack at 74

1996 - Michael Fenton Haddon, mining engineer, dies at 81

2000 - Queen Ingrid, Queen Dowager of Denmark (b. 1910)

2001 - Nida Blanca, Filipino actress (b. 1936)

2002 - Rudolf Augstein, German publisher (b. 1923)

2004 - Howard Keel, American actor (b. 1919)

2005 - Anthony Sawoniuk, Belarusian-born Nazi war criminal (b. 1921)

2005 - Harry Thompson, English-born comedian and novelist (b. 1960)

2006 - Bryan Pata, American football defensive tackle (University of Miami) (murdered) (b. 1981)

2006 - Johnny Sain, American baseball pitcher (b. 1917)

2006 - Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French journalist (b. 1924)

2007 - Earl Dodge, American politician (Prohibition Party) (b. 1932)

2011 - Joe Frazier, Olympic Heavyweight Boxer (b. 1944)

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

355 - Emperor Constantine II crowns cousin Julianus keizer of Britain

1153 - Treaty of Wallingford signed

1528 - Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in Texas.

1534 - Zealand hit by heavy storm

1572 - Supernova is observed in constellation known as Cassiopeaia

1789 - Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States.

 

 

 

1792 - Battle at JemappesFrench army beats Austrians

 

 

 

 

 

1850 - 1st Hawaiian fire engine

1850 - Yerba Buena & Angel Islands (SF Bay) reserved for military use

1860 - Abraham Lincoln (Rep-R-Ill) elected 16th American President

1861 - Jefferson Davis elected to 6 year term as Confederate president

1863 - Battle of Rogersville TN

1864 - Battle of Cane Hill, AK

1864 - Battle of Droop Mountain, WV (Averell’s Raid)

 

 

 

1865 - American Civil WarCSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe on its cruise that sank or captured 37 vessels.

 

 

 

 

 

1883 - NYAC organizes 1st American cross-country championship race

1888 - Benjamin Harrison (R-Sen-Ind) beats Pres Grover Cleveland (D), 233 electoral votes to 168, Cleveland received slightly more votes

1900 - Battle at Bothaville: gen-mjr Charles Knox beats Boers

1900 - Pres William McKinley (R) 25th American President re-elected, beating William Jennings Bryan. Assassinated 1901

1906 - Charles Evans Hughes (R) elected NY gov beats William Randolph Hearst

1913 - Mohandas K Gandhi arrested for leading Indian miners march in S Afr

1917 - Bolshevik revolution begins with capture of Winter Palace

1917 - NY allows women to vote

1918 - Supreme commander of the army Gen Cutters resigns

 

 

 

1925 - Secret agent Sidney Reilly is executed by the OGPUthe secret police of the Soviet Union.

 

 

 

 

 

1928 - Herbert Hoover (R) beats Alfred E Smith (D) for pres

1935 - 1st test flight of British Hurricane aircraft

1936 - Terence Rattigans “French Without Tears,” premieres in London

1938 - 3 DiMaggio brothers play together for 1st time, charity all star game

1939 - World War II: Sonderaktion Krakau

1940 - Franklin Roosevelt re-elected president

1941 - Einsatz group kills 15,000 Jews of Rovno Ukraine

1941 - USA lends Soviet Union $1 million

1942 - Nazis execute 12,000 Minsk ghetto Jews

1945 - HUAC begins investigation of 7 radio commentators

1949 - Greeks civil war ends

 

 

 

1950 - Chinese offensive halts at Chongchon RiverNorth Korea

 

 

 

 

 

1956 - Pres Eisenhower (R) re-elected defeating Adlai E Stevenson (D)

1961 - US government issues a stamp honoring 100th birthday of James Naismith

1962 - Edward M Kennedy 1st elected (Sen-D-Mass)

1967 - Bridge at Annabaai crashes on Willemstad, Curacao, kills 15

1967 - US launches Surveyor 6; makes soft landing on Moon Nov 9

1968 - Nixon elected 37th pres of US, defeating Hubert Humphrey

1969 - 1st Cy Young Award tie (Mike Cuellar, Balt & Denny McLain, Det)

1973 - Abe Beame eleceted 1st Jewish mayor on NYC

1973 - Coleman Young elected mayor of Detroit

1975 - 1st appearance of Sex Pistols

 

 

 

1977 - 39 killed in an earthen dam burst at Toccoa Falls Bible College, Ga

 

 

 

 

 

1978 - Shah of Iran places Iran under military rule

1979 - Ayatolla Khomeini takes over in Iran

1981 - Fernando Valenzuela is 1st rookie to win a Cy Young Award

1981 - Larry Holmes TKOs Renaldo Snipes in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1984 - Pres Reagan (R) landslide (won 49 states) re-election over Mondale (D)

1985 - 22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61A) -Challenger 9- lands at Edwards AFB

1985 - Exploratory well at Ranger Tx, explodes spilling 6.3 m gallons of oil

1985 - M-19 guerrilla’s occupies Palace of Justice Bogota Colombia

1986 - Reagan signs landmark immigration reform bill

1986 - Rev Donald Wildmon begins a campaign against Howard Stern

1987 - Roger Clemens wins consecutive Cy Young Awards

1989 - US marshals & FCC sieze pirate radio station WJPL in Brooklyn

1990 - Fire destroys some of Universal Studio’s stages

1991 - Keck II, biggest telescope in use at Mauna Kea Hawaii

1991 - Maximus 2.0 BBS released

1991 - Robert M Gates, becomes 15th director of CIA

1993 - Evander Holyfield beats Riddick Bowe in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1993 - Horse Racing Breeders’ Cup Champs: Arcangues, Brocco, Cardmania, Hollywood Wildcat, Kotashaan, Lure, Phone Chatter at Belmont

1994 - George Foreman (45) KOs Michael Moorer to win boxing HW championship

1995 - Art Modell officially announces Cleveland Browns are moving to Balt

1995 - Israel buries Yitzhak Rabin, assassinated by a fellow Jew who opposed peace with Palestinians

1999 - Australians vote to keep the British monarch as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum.

2002 - 12 people are killed in a fire on board a train headed for Vienna from Paris.

2004 - An express train collides with a stationary car near the village of Ufton Nervet, England, killing 6 and injuring 150.

2005 - The Evansville Tornado of November 2005 kills 25 in Northwestern Kentucky and Southwestern Indiana.

Births

1391 - Edmund de Mortimer, 5th Earl of March, English politician (d. 1425)

1479 - Johanna, the Insane, Queen of Castile (1504-20)

1494 - Suleiman I (the Magnificent), Ottoman Sultan (d. 1566). Longest reigning Sultan from 1520 till death in 1566.

1550 - Karin Månsdotter, Queen of Sweden (d. 1612)

1661 - Charles II, last Habsburg king of Spain (reigns 1665-1700)

1771 - Alois Senefelder, inventor (lithography)

1796 - George Back, English sea officer/explorer (North Canada)

1814 - Adolphe Sax, Belgium musician/inventor (saxophone)

1822 - Gordon Granger, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1876

1838 - John Grant Mitchell, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1894

1851 - Charles Dow, American journalist and economist (co-founded Dow Jones/1st editor of Wall St Journal) (d.1902)

 

 

 

1854 - John Philip SousaWash DCmarch king (Stars & Stripes Forever), (d. 1932)

 

 

The Stars and Stripes Forever

Semper Fidelis

The Thunderer

Transit of Venus

 

 

 

 

1855 - Ezra Seymour Gosney, American philanthropist and eugenicist (d. 1942)

 

 

 

1861 - James NaismithAlmonte, Canadainventor (basketballfootball helmet), (d.1939)

 

 

 

 

 

1892 - John Alcock, English pilot (1st non-stop flight across Atlantic Ocean)

1896 - Jim Jordan, Peoria IL, radio comedian (Fibber McGee)

1906 - James D. Norris, sportsman and businessman (Chicago Black Hawks) (d. 1966)

1914 - Jonathan Harris, actor (Dr Zachary Smith-Lost in Space)

1916 - Ray Conniff, Attleboro Mass, chorus director (Ray Conniff Singers)

1920 - John Smith, CEO (Liverpool FC)

1921 - James Jones, Robinson Ill, novelist (From Here to Eternity)

1924 - Jeanette Schmid, Austrian professional whistler, AKA Baroness Lips von Lipstrill (d. 2005)

1931 - Mike Nichols, [Peschowsky], director (Catch 22, Biloxi Blues)

1931 - Peter Collins, English race car driver (d. 1958)

1933 - Knut Johannesen, Norway, 5K/10K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1964)

1938 - P J Proby, [James Marcus Smith], Houston Texas, American rocker

1938 - Jim Pike, American singer (The Lettermen)

1943 - Michael Schwerner, civil rights worker, murdered in 1964

1946 - Sally Field, Pasadena California, we really like her (Gidget, Flying Nun)

1947 - George Lawrence James, NJ, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-gold-1968)

1947 - George Young, Australian musician (AC/DC)

1948 - Glenn Frey, Detroit Mich, rock vocalist (Eagles-Take it Easy)

1949 - Brad Davis, Tallahassee Fla, actor (Roots, Chiefs, Midnight Express)

 

 

 

1949 - Arturo SandovalCuban-born trumpeter

 

National Anthem

with Dizzy Gillespie

with Doc Severinsen

Night in Tunisia

 

 

 

 

1955 - Maria Shriver, [Mrs A Schwarzenegger], Chic, newscaster (Sunday Today)

1957 - Klaus Kleinfeld, German industrialist

1957 - Lori Singer, Corpus Christi Texas, actress (Fame, V, Footloose)

1960 - Lance Kerwin, Newport Beach Ca, (James at 15, The Loneliest Runner)

1961 - Kazuhiko Aoki, Japanese game creator

1961 - Craig Goldy, guitarist for the band Dio

1963 - Jean-Marc Chouinard, Montreal Quebec, epee (Olympics-96)

1964 - Corey Glover, American musician (Living Color)

1964 - Greg Graffin, American singer (Bad Religion)

1966 - Peter DeLuise, Hollywood CA, actor (21 Jump Street, seaQuest DSV)

1966 - Paul Gilbert, American guitarist and singer

1967 - Shuzo Matsuoka, Tokyo Japan, tennis star (1995 USTA/Binghampton)

1968 - Jerry Yang, Chinese American entrepreneur (Yahoo!, Inc.)

1969 - Bryan Abrams, Oklahoma City, singer (Color Me Badd-I Want to Sex You Up)

1972 - Thandie Newton, English actress

1974 - Frank Vandenbroucke, Belgian cyclist

1976 - Mike Herrera, American singer and bassist (MxPx)

 

 

 

1976 - Pat TillmanAmerican Soldier , football player (d. 2004)

 

 

 

 

 

1978 - Zak Morioka, Brazilian racing driver

1978 - Daniella Cicarelli, Brazilian model and television host

1978 - Taryn Manning, American actress

1981 - Lee Dong Wook, South Korean actor

1982 - Sowelu, Japanese pop singer

1983 - Jon Hume, Australian singer (Evermore)

1987 - Ana Ivanović, Serbian tennis player

1988 - Emma Stone, American actress

 

 

 

Deaths

1231 - Emperor Tsuchimikado of Japan (b. 1196)

1406 - Innocent VII, [Cosma de' Migliorati], Italian Pope (1404-06), dies

1550 - Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1487)

 

 

 

1632 - Gustavus II AdolphusKing of Swedendies at battle of Lutzen at 37

 

 

 

 

 

1656 - Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (b. 1583)

1730 - Hans Hermann von Katte, Prussian lieutenant, beheaded

1771 - John Bevis, English physician and astronomer (b. 1695)

 

 

 

1790 - James BowdoinAmerican Revolutionary leader and politician (b. 1726)

 

 

 

 

 

1816 - Gouverneur MorrisAmerican lawmaker and diplomat (b. 1752)

 

 

 

 

 

1822 - Claude Louis Berthollet, French chemist (b. 1748)

1839 - Hayim Rapoport, Rabbi of Ostrowiec/author (Maxim Chayyim), dies

1862 - Charles Davis Jameson, US Union brig-gen (Fair Oaks), dies at 35

 

 

 

1893 - Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyRussian composer (Swan Lake), dies at 53

 

 

 

 

 

1900 - PWJ Le Gallais, British lt-colonel, dies in battle at Bothaville

1901 - Kate Greenaway, English children book illustrater, dies at 55

1925 - Khải Định, Emperor of Vietnam

1936 - Henry Bourne Joy, American automobile executive (b. 1864)

1944 - Hannah Senesh, Jewish poetess, executed by Nazis in Budapest

1944 - Lord Moyne, British prefect (Middle-East), murdered

1944 - Segundo “Boy” Ecury, Aruba, WW II resistance fighter, executed at 22

1955 - Charley Toorop, [Annie CP Fernhout-Toorop], Dutch painter, dies at 64

 

 

 

1960 - Erich RaederGerman grand admiral (b. 1876)

 

 

 

 

 

1964 - Hans von Euler-Chelpin, German-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1863)

1968 - Charles Munch, French conductor and violinist (b. 1891)

1968 - Charles B. McVay III, Ex-U.S. Navy Captain (b. 1898)

1972 - Billy Murcia, rocker (New York Dolls), chokes to death at 21

1978 - Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist (b. 1899)

1987 - William C Pahlmann, interior decorator (4 Seasons NYC), dies at 80

1987 - Zohar Argov, Israeli singer (b. 1955)

1991 - Gene Tierney, actress (Laura, Whirlpool), dies of emphysema at 70

1996 - Tommy Lawton, footballer, dies at 80

 

 

 

2000 - L. Sprague de CampAmerican , Science Fiction writer (b. 1907)

 

 

 

 

 

2001 - Anthony Shaffer, English dramatist (b. 1926)

2002 - Sid Sackson, American board game designer (b. 1920)

2003 - Crash Holly, American professional wrestler (b. 1971)

2005 - Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress (b. 1967)

2006 - Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish alpine skier (b. 1950)

2007 - Enzo Biagi, Italian journalist (b. 1920)

2007 - George Osmond, Osmond family patriarch (b. 1917)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

1228 - Wu MeKuan, a collection of 48 Zen koans, compiled in China

1414 - Council of Constance (16th ecumenical council) opens

1492 - Christopher Columbus learns of maize (corn) from Indians of Cuba

1556 - Battle at Panipat: Mogollegers beat hindu leader Hemu

 

 

 

1605 - Gunpowder PlotCatholics try to blow up English ParliamentPlot uncovered & leader Guy Fawkes hanged

 

 

 

 

 

1639 - 1st post office in the colonies is set up in Massachusetts

1743 - Coordinated scientific observations of the transit of Mercury were organized by Joseph-Nicolas Delisle.

 

 

 

1757 - Battle at Rossbach (7 year war/French & Indian War)

 

 

 

 

 

1780 - French-American force under Colonel LaBalme is defeated by Miami Chief Little Turtle.

1811 - El Salvador’s 1st battle against Spain for independence

1854 - Crimean War: British & French defeat Russian force of 50,000

1862 - Ambrose Burnside replaces McClellen as head of Army of Potomac

1862 - Battle at Barbee’s Crossroads, Virginia: 51 casualties

1872 - American women’s right to vote advocate Susan B Anthony votes for Ulysses S. Grant

1872 - Ulysses S. Grant re-elected US president

1876 - Henry Morton Stanley’s expedition leaves Nyangwe

1883 - Battle at El Obeid Sudan: Mahdi’s army destroys Egyptian army

1895 - 1st US patent granted for auto (George B Selden) for gasoline driven car

1895 - US state Utah accepts female suffrage

1911 - Calbraith Rodgers arrives in Pasadena completing 1st transcontinental airplane flight (49 days) ( Sheepshead Bay, NY, Sept 17)

1912 - Arizona, Kansas & Wisconsin vote for female suffrage

1912 - Woodrow Wilson (D) defeats Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) & Pres Taft (R)

 

 

 

1916 - The Everett Massacre takes place in EverettWashington as political differences lead to a shoot-out between IWW organizers and local police.

 

 

 

 

 

1917 - Gen Pershing & US troops see action on Western Front for 1st time

1917 - Supreme Court decision (Buchanan v Warley) strikes down Lousiville Ky ordiance requiring blacks & whites to live in separate areas

1930 - Nobel for literature awarded to Sinclair Lewis for “Babbitt”

1933 - Spanish Basques vote for autonomy

1935 - Parker Brothers launches game of Monopoly

1938 - Rugers beats Princeton 1st time in 60 yrs as Rutgers Stad dedicated

1940 - Pres FDR (D) wins unprecedented 3rd term beating Wendell Willkie (R)

1941 - Japanese marine staff officiers Suzuki/Maejima leave Pearl Harbor

1942 - Nazi raid on Greek Jews in Paris

1942 - Pro-British Clandestine Radio Diego Suarez’s final transmission

1943 - -6] Vatican bombed

1946 - John F Kennedy (D-Mass) elected to House of Representatives

1953 - Nobel prize for physics awarded/appended on Frederik Zernicke

1953 - Paul Searls saws a 32″ log in 86.4 seconds

1956 - Britain & France land forces in Egypt

1956 - Israel liberates Sharm-el-Sheikh, reopening Gulf of Aqaba

1957 - Mrs Nellie McGrail wins $574,658 on a 2½ cent soccer pool ticket

1959 - AFL announced with 8 teams

1964 - US launches Mariner 3 toward Mars; no data returned

1967 - ATS-3 launched by US to take 1st pictures of full Earth disk

 

 

 

1967 - US troops conquer Loc Ninh South Vietnam

 

 

 

 

 

1967 - The Hither Green rail crash in the United Kingdom kills 49 people. The survivors include Bee Gee Robin Gibb.

1968 - 1st AL pitcher to win MVP, Denny McLain (wins unanimously)

1968 - Nixon (R) beats VP Humphrey (D) & George C Wallace for presidency

1971 - Bolivia passes death penalty for political kidnapping

1974 - Walter E Washington, becomes 1st elected mayor of Wash DC

1975 - British government sends troops to Belize

 

 

 

1976 - Balt Jim Palmer wins AL Cy Young Award

 

 

 

 

 

 

1977 - NCAA passing record set at 571 yards (Marc Wilson, Brigham Young)

1978 - Iranian PM Jaafar Sharif-Emami resigns to Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

1978 - Oakland Raider’s John Madden becomes 13th coach to win 100 NFL games

1979 - Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini declares US “The Great Satan”

1981 - Former Dolphin, Mercury Morris, is sentenced to 20 years for drug trafficing, conspiracy, & possession of cocaine

1983 - Orbiter Discovery (OV-103) moves overland to Dryden

1987 - Iceberg twice size of Rhode Island sighted in Antarctic

1988 - Gulch wins Breeder’s Cup

1988 - Horse Racing Breeders’ Cup Champs: Alysheba, Gt Communicator, Gulch, Is It True, Miesque, Open Mind, Personal Ensign at Churchill Downs

1989 - Browns’ Bernie Kosar sets club record of 16 cons pass completions

1992 - Bobby Fisher beats Boris Spassky to with Chess title in Belgrade

1994 - Space probe Ulyssus completes 1st passage behind the Sun

1994 - Tony Rominger bicycles world record time (55,291 km)

1994 - Horse Racing Breeders’ Cup Champs: Barathea, Cherokee Run, Concern, Flanders, One Dreamer, Tikkanen, Timber Country

1995 - André Dallaire attempts to assassinate Jean Chrétien; he is thwarted when the Prime Minister’s wife locks the door.

2006 - Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq, and his co-defendants Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar are sentenced to death in the al-Dujail trial for the role in the massacre of the 148 Shi’as in 1982.

2007 - China’s first lunar satellite, Chang’e 1 goes into orbit around the Moon.

 

 

 

2009 - US Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan allegedly killed 13 and wounded 43 at Fort Hood, Texas in the largest mass shooting ever at a US military installation.

 

 

Births

1271 - Mahmud GhazanMongol ruler (d. 1304)

 

 

 

 

 

1494 - Hans Sachs, German composer, playwright and shoemaker

1534 - Joachim Camerarius, German botanist/physician (horticulture catalog)

1592 - Charles Chauncy, English-born president of Harvard College (d. 1672)

1615 - Ibrahim I, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1648)

1722 - William Byron, 5th Baron Byron, English duelist (d. 1798)

1764 - Pieter Nieuwland, Dutch scientist (Newton)

1779 - Washington Allston, US painter/author

1818 - Benjamin Franklin Butler, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1893

1825 - Julius H [Szamvald] Stahel, Major General (Union volunteers)

1832 - William Woods Averell, Major General (Union Army), died in 1900

1846 - Duncan Gordon Boyes, English recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1869)

1854 - Paul Sabatier, French chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)

1855 - Leon P Teisserenc de Bort, French meteorologist (stratosphere)

 

 

 

1885 - Will DurantUSauthor/historian (Story of Civilization)

 

 

 

 

 

1887 - Oscar Bossaert, Belgium, chocolate manufacturer/min of Middenstand

1890 - Jan Zrzavý, Czech painter (d. 1977)

1892 - J. B. S. Haldane, Scottish geneticist (d. 1964)

1893 - Raymond Loewy, US industrial designer

1902 - Strom Thurmond, (Sen-R-SC, 1955- )

1905 - Joel McCrea, South Pasadena California, actor (Marshal-Wichita Town)

1906 - George Lowthian Trevelyan, designer/visionary

1906 - Fred Lawrence Whipple, American astronomer (d. 2004)

1911 - Roy Rogers, Cincinnati Ohio, cowboy (Happy Trails, Roy Rogers Show)

1912 - Natalie Schaeffer, Rumson NJ, actress (Lovey Howell-Gilligan’s Island)

1913 - John McGiver, NYC, actor (Patty Duke Show, Jimmy Stewart Show)

 

 

 

1913 - Vivien Leigh, (Gone With WindFrankly my dearI don’t give a damn

 

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1917 - Jacob Everaers, office clerk/resistance fighter

1917 - Jacqueline Auriol, French aviatrix (d. 2000)

1920 - Douglass North, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate

1926 - Leo Derksen, Dutch journalist (Telegraph/Sunday Newspaper)

1930 - Herb Edelman, Bkln NY, actor (Good Guys, Strike Force, 9 to 5)

 

 

 

1931 - Ike TurnerMiss,  guitarist , singer  (A Fool in Love)

 

Ike Turner & his Kings of Rhythm

Have Mercy

Rocket 88 with Jackie Brenston

Proud Mary with Tina

 

 

 

 

1935 - Lester Piggott, British jockey (11 time champ)

1936 - Michael Dertouzos, Greek internet pioneer, Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Director of the M.I.T. Laboratory for Computer Science (d. 2001)

1940 - Elke Sommer, [Elke Schletz], Berlin Germany, actress (A Shot in the Dark, The Oscar)

1941 - Art Garfunkel, New York, American singer/actor (Sounds of Silence, Carnal Knowledge)

1943 - Sam Shepard, Ill, actor/playwright (Frances, Crimes of the Heart)

1945 - Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

1946 - Gram Paarson, [Cecil Connor], Winter Haven Fl, rocker (Byrds)

1946 - Patricia K Kuhl, speech & hearing scientist

1947 - Peter Noone, rocker (Herman-Herman’s Hermits-Silhouttes)

1948 - Bernard-Henri Lévy, French public intellectual

1949 - Jimmie Spheeris, American singer-songwriter (d. 1984)

1951 - Stuart Havelock Hollingdale, anthropologist

1952 - Bill Walton, NBA center (Portland Trailblazers, Boston Celtics)

1952 - Vandana Shiva, Indian physicist

1953 - Joyce Maynard, American writer

1955 - Karan Thapar, Foremost Indian Journalist, Political Analyst & Commentator

1955 - Nestor Serrano, American actor

1960 - Tilda Swinton, London England, actress (Orlando)

1961 - Charles O Hobaugh, Bar Harbor ME, Capt USMC/astronaut

1961 - Gina Mastrogiacomo, American actress (d. 2001)

1962 - Brian Wheat, rock bassist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)

1962 - Marcus J. Ranum, American computer/network security innovator

1963 - Andrea McArdle, Phila, actress (Annie)

1963 - Tatum O’Neal, LA Cal, Mrs John McEnroe (Paper Moon, Little Darlings)

 

 

 

1965 - Famke JanssenDutch model and actress

 

 

 

 

 

1968 - Cary Blanchard, NFL kicker (Indianapolis Colts)

1970 - Tamzin Outhwaite, English actress

1971 - Todd Collins, NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills)

1971 - Dana Jacobson, ESPN’s First Take hostess

1971 - Jonny Greenwood, guitarist (Radiohead)

1974 - Angela Gossow, German vocalist (Arch Enemy)

1974 - Ryan Adams, American musician

1980 - Jaime Camara, Brazilian racing driver

1980 - Eva González, Spanish model and beauty queen

1987 - Kevin Jonas, American guitarist, member of the Jonas Brothers

 

 

 

Deaths

1370 - Kazimierz III, the Great, King of Poland (1333-70), dies at 61

1515 - Mariotto di Bigio di Bindo Albertinelli, Italian painter, dies at 41

1559 - Kano Motonobu, Zen co-founder (Kano school of painting), dies at 83

1603 - Irini Fedorovna, Russian daughter of Boris Godunov, dies

1660 - Lucy Hay, Countess of Carlisle, English socialite (b. 1599)

1669 - John Coccejus, German/Neth reformed theologist, dies at about 66

1675 - Kurt S Adeler, Danish admiral/ship designer, dies at 52

1714 - Bernardino Ramazzini, Italian physician (b. 1633)

1854 - Soimonov, Russian general, dies in battle of Inkermann

1879 - James Clerk Maxwell, Scotish physicist (speed of light), dies at 48

 

 

 

1883 - William HicksBritish col/commander (Egyptian army), dies in battle

 

 

 

 

 

1930 - Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician and pathologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1858)

1933 - Texas Guinan, American saloon keeper, actress, and musician (b. 1884)

1944 - Alexis Carrel, French surgeon and biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1873)

 

 

 

1960 - Johnny Hortoncountry singerdies at 33

North To Alaska

SINK THE BISMARCK

The Battle Of New Orleans

Battle of Bull Run 

 

 

 

 

1960 - Mack Sennett, director/producer (Keystone Cops), dies

1960 - Ward Bond, actor (Wagon Train), dies of heart attack at 57

1972 - Reginald Owen, actor (Above Suspicion, Love on the Run), dies at 85

1974 - Stafford Repp, actor (Chief O’Hara-Batman), dies at 56

1975 - Edward Lawrie Tatum, American geneticist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1909)

1975 - Lionel Trilling, American critic and writer (b. 1905)

1977 - Guy Lombardo, orchestra leader (Auld Lang Syne), dies in Houston at 75

1979 - Al Capp, US cartoonist (Li’l Abner), dies at 70

1989 - Barry Sadler, singer (Green Berets), murdered at 49 in Murfreesboro Tn

 

 

 

1989 - Vladimir HorovitzUkrainian/US pianistdies at 85

 

 

Moonlight Sonata

Carmen Fantasie

FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLE BEE

Home Movie

 

 

 

 

1991 - Fred MacMurray, actor (My Three Sons), dies of pneumonia at 83

1991 - Robert Maxwell, Billionaire publisher (NY Daily News), dies at 68

1992 - Arpad E Elo, Hungarian physicist (chess classification system), dies

 

 

 

1992 - Jan Hendrik OortDutch astronomer (Oort Cloud), dies at 92

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1996 - Paula Hinton, dancer, dies at 72

1996 - Ronald Ogden, engineer, dies at 81

2000 - Victor Grinich, American businessman (b. 1924)

2002 - Billy Guy, American singer (The Coasters) (b. 1936)

2003 - Bobby Hatfield, American singer (Righteous Brothers) (b. 1940)

2005 - John Fowles, English writer (b. 1926)

2009 - Félix Luna, Argentine historian (b. 1925)

2011 - Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer, composer, lyricist, music director, and filmmaker from Assam (b. 1926)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events

922 - Richarius becomes bishop of Luik

1333 - Flood of the Arno River, causing massive damage in Florence as recorded by the Florentine chronicler Giovanni Villani.

1519 - Flood ravages Dutch/Friese coast

1520 - Danish/Norwegian king Christian II crowned king of Sweden

1529 - English cardinal Thomas Wolsey arrested

 

 

 

 1576Eighty Years’ WarIn FlandersSpain captures Antwerp (after three days the city was nearly destroyed).

 

 

 

 

 

1646 - Mass uses death penalty for denying that Saint Copybook is God’s word

 

 

 

1839 - The Newport Rising is the last large-scale armed rebellion against authority in mainland Britain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1841 - 1st wagon train arrives in California

1842 - Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Todd in Springfield, Ill

1845 - 1st nationally observed uniform election day in US

1856 - James Buchanan elected US president

1861 - University of Washington founded in Seattle

 

 

 

1862 - Dr Richard Gatling patents Gatling machine gun (Indianapolis)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1864 - Confederate assault on Johnsonville, Tennessee

1864 - Naval Engagement at Reynoldsburg Island

1875 - “Pacific” collides with “Orpheus” off Cape Flattery Wash, 236 dies

1879 - Elkins patents refrigerating apparatus

1879 - James Ritty patents 1st cash register, to combat stealing by bartenders in his Dayton, Ohio saloon

1884 - Grover Cleveland (D) beats James G Blaine (R) for 1st pres term

1890 - St Aleksandr Borodons opera “Prins Igor,” premieres in Petersburg

1893 - Dr Jamesons Legertje occupies Bulawayo Matabeleland

1904 - 1st stadium built specifically for football (Harvard Stadium)

1914 - Vogue holds 1st model show (“Fashion Fete,” NYC)

 

 

 

1921 - The Sturmabteilung or SA is formally formed by Adolf Hitler

 

 

 

 

 

1921 - Japanese Prime Minister Hara Takashi is assassinated in Tokyo.

 

 

 

1922 - Howard Carter discovers tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt

 

 

 

 

 

1924 - California legalizes pro boxing (illegal since 1914)

1924 - Nellie Tayloe Ross elected 1st US female gov (Wyoming)

1924 - US president Calvin Coolidge re-elected

1933 - Hermann Goering & Georgi Dimitrov duel

1939 - 1st air conditioned automobile (Packard) exhibited, Chicago, Ill

1939 - US allows “cash & carry” arms sales during WW II

1942 - 13th day of battle at El Alamein: Afr corps draws back out Fuka-posing

1948 - TS Eliot wins Nobel Prize for literature

1952 - Eisenhower (R) elected 34th pres beating Adlai Stevenson (D)

 

 

 

1956 - 200,000 Russian troops attack anti-Stalinist revolt in Budapest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1956 - Israel captures Straits of Tiran & reach Suez Canal Egypt

1957 - 2nd Soviet Earth-satellite launched

 

 

 

 

1965 - Lee Breedlove sets female land speed record (308.56 MPHin Utah

 

 

 

 

 

1966 - Flooding of Arno River (Italy) destroys countless art works, kills 113

1968 - Battles between Jordan army & Al Fatah-arm forces

1970 - Russian nuclear physicist Sacharov forms Human Rights Comittee

1970 - Genie, a 13 year old feral child was found in Los Angeles, California having been locked in her bedroom for most of her life.

1973 - The Netherlands experiences the first Car Free Sunday caused by the 1973 oil crisis. Highways are deserted and are solely used by cyclists and roller skaters.

1975 - Orioles Jim Palmer wins his 2nd Cy Young Award

1976 - 1st mass-market free-agent reentry draft, Reggie Jackson, Joe Rudi, Gullett, Tenace, Fingers, Baylor, Grich & McCovey, available

1977 - UN Security council proclaims weapon embargo against South Africa

1978 - Iranian troops fire on anti-Shah student protesters by Tehran University

 

 

 

1979 - 63 Americans taken hostage at US Embassy (TeheranIran)(444 days)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1980 - Ronald Reagan (R) defeats Pres Jimmy Carter (D) by a landslide

1980 - Steve Carlton wins 3rd NL Cy Young Awards

1981 - Dr George Nichopoulas is acquitted of overprescribing addictive drugs for Elvis Presley

1983 - Bomb attack on Israeli headquarter in Tyrus Lebanon, 60 killed

1987 - Lisa Steinberg, battered into coma by her adoptive father Joel

1989 - Horse Racing Breeders’ Cup Champs: Bayakoa, Dancing Spree, Go for Wand, Prized, Rhythm, Steinlen, Sunday Silence

1989 - The congress of the Solidarity Party is inaugurated in Sweden. The congress decides, contrary to the proposal of the central committee, not to disband the party.

1991 - Mid East peace conference ends in Madrid Spain

1994 - San Francisco: First conference that focusses exclusively on the subject of the commercial potential of the World Wide Web.

2002 - Chinese authorities arrest cyber-dissident He Depu for signing pro-democracy letter to the 16th Communist Party Congress

2003 - The most powerful solar flare as observed by satellite instrumentation is recorded.

2004 - 12 French soldiers, 3 UN personnel and hundreds of civilians die during the Côte d’Ivoire civil war.

 

 

 

Births

1448 - King Alphonso II of Naples (d. 1495)

1587 - Samuel Scheidt, German organist/composer, baptised

1590 - Gerard van Honthorst, Dutch painter

 

 

 

1650 - William III of Orangeking of England (1689-1702)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1656 - Leonard Sailer, composer

1661 - Karl III Philip, Elector Palatine (d. 1742)

1740 - Augustus Montague Toplady, English author of hymn “Rock of Ages” (d. 1778)

1756 - Anthony van Hoboken, Rotterdam merchant/ship owner

1765 - Pierre Girard, French mathematician (d. 1836)

1779 - John W Pieneman, historical painter (Battle at Waterloo)

1809 - Benjamin Robbins Curtis, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1874)

1812 - Aleardo [Gaetano] Aleardi, Italian/East poet (Lettere a Maria)

1816 - William Polk Hardeman, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1898

1816 - Stephen Johnson Field, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1899)

1818 - Alexander Robert Lawton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1896

1820 - Robert Vinkler Richardson, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1870

1835 - Lunsford Lindsay Lomax, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1913

1836 - Henry J. Lutcher, American businessman (d. 1912)

1842 - William Barker Cushing, Lt Cmdr (Union Navy), died in 1874

1845 - Vasudeo Balwant Phadke, The First Indian Revolutionary (d. 1883)

1873 - G E Moore, English philosopher (Ethics)

1874 - Aleksandr Vasilevich Kolchak, Russian military commander (d. 1920)

1876 - James Fraser, designed buffalo nickel

 

 

 

1879 - Will RogersOologah Indian Territory (Okla), humorist and actor (Judge Priest), (d. 1935)

 

 

 

 

 

1884 - Harry Ferguson, Northern Irish aviator and inventor (d. 1960)

1899 - Carlos Pellicer, Mexican museum director/poet (Teotihuacan)

1899 - Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourgish cyclist (d. 1985)

1901 - Princess Bang-ja of Korea (d. 1989)

1901 - Spyridon Marinatos, Greek archaeologist (d. 1974)

1902 - Frank Jenks, Des Moines IA, actor (Zombies on Broadway)

1904 - Tadeusz Żyliński, Polish technician and textilist (d. 1967)

1905 - Martin Raschke, German author/publisher/war correspondent

1908 - Stanley Cortez, New York City, American cinematographer

1909 - Evelyn Johnson, Corbin Kentucky, female pilot (most flying hours – 57,685), (d. 2012)

1912 - Pauline Trigere, fashion designer (Bell Bottoms)

1913 - Gig Young, St. Cloud Minnesota, American actor (They Shoot Horses Don’t They)

1915 - Alistair Cameron Crombie, historian of science

1916 - Walter Cronkite, St Joseph Mo, news anchor (CBS Evening News 1962-81)

 

 

 

1918 - Art CarneyMount Vernon NYactor (Ed Norton-Honeymooners)

 

 Classic Honeymooners Golf Scene

Art Carney winning Best Actor

ART CARNEY TRIBUTE

Dean Martin & Art Carney – the Devil

 

 

 

 

1918 - Cameron Mitchell, Dallastown Pa, actor (Buck-High Chaparral)

1919 - Martin Balsam, NYC, actor (Murray-Archie Bunker’s Place, Catch 22)

1920 - Georges Papy, Belgian mathematician (Numbers Game)

1923 - Alfred Heineken, beer brewer (Heineken)

 

 

 

1929 - Jimmy Piersallbaseball player (Red SoxSenatorsIndians)

 

 

 

 

 

1930 - Doris Roberts, St Louis Mo, actress (Angie, Maggie, Emmy 1983)

1931 - Darla Hood, Leedey Oklahoma, singer/actress (Little Rascals)

1932 - David Shipman, film historian

1932 - Noam Pitlik, Phila Pa, actor/director (Sanford & Son, Bob Newhart)

1933 - Mildred McDaniel, US high jumper (Olympic-gold-1956)

1937 - Loretta Swit, Passaic NJ, actress (Hotlips Houlihan-M*A*S*H)

1938 - Harry Elston, rocker

 

 

 

1940 - Delbert McClintonLubbock Txsinger (Gonna Find a Good Woman)

 

 

Same Kinda Crazy As Me

Givin’ It Up for Your Love with Bonnie Bramlett

Shaky Ground

Read Me My Rights with Marcia Ball

 

 

 

 

1946 - Robert Mapplethorpe, US photographer

1946 - Laura Bush, U.S. First Lady 2000-

1946 - Frederick Elmes, American cinematographer

1947 - Aleksandr Tkachev, USSR, parallel bars gymnist (Olympic-gold-1980)

1947 - Alexei Ulanov, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic-gold-1972, 76)

1950 - Markie Post, [Marjorie], Palo Alto Cal, actr (Christine-Night Court)

1953 - Jacques Villeneuve (elder), Canadian racing driver

1953 - Dr. Marvel Williamson, American educator

1954 - Chris Difford, guitarist/vocalist (Squeeze-Tempted)

1956 - James Honeyman-Scott, rock guitarist/vocalist (Pretenders)

1956 - Jeff Watson, rock guitarist (Night Ranger)

1956 - Jordan Rudess, American musician (Dream Theater)

1957 - Najee, rocker

1960 - Kim Forester, Lookout Mt Ga, country singer (Forester Sister-Men)

1961 - Ralph Macchio, Huntington NY, actor (Karate Kid, 8 is Enough)

1962 - Jeff Probst, American television host

1963 - Rosario Flores, Spanish singer and actress

1965 - Gregory Scott [Koenig], Dearborn Mich, guitarist (Signs of Life)

1966 - Kathy Griffin, Chicago, comedienne (Vicki Groener-Suddenly Susan)

1966 - Kool Rock, [Damon Wimbley], rapper (Fat Boys-Jail House Rock)

1966 - Petra Verkaik, Los Angeles Ca, playmate (Dec, 1989)

1966 - H. John Heinz IV, American medieval armor craftsman; son of Teresa Heinz

1967 - Alex Rousseau, Paris France, US water polo 2m Offense (Oly-4th-92, 96)

1969 - Jan Apell, Sweden, tennis star

1969 - Katrin Borchert, Germany, Australian canoeist (Olympics-96)

1969 - Matthew McConaughey, actor (Contact, A Time to Kill)

1970 - Tim DeBoom, American triathlete

1974 - Cedric Bixler-Zavala, American musician (At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta)

1975 - Heather Tom, Hinsdale Ill, actress (Victoria Howard-Young & Restless)

1975 - Michael Osmond, Utah, singer (Osmond Boys)

1975 - Curtis Stone, Australian chef and television personality

1976 - Bruno Junqueira, Brazilian racing driver

1979 - Jesse Camp, former MTV veejay

1986 - Adrian Zaugg, South African racing driver

 

 

 

Deaths

644 - Omar I, Arabic 2nd kalief of Islam, murdered

1203 - Dirk VII, Count of Holland (1190-1203), dies

1411 - Khalil Sultan, ruler of Transoxonia (b. 1384)

1652 - Jean-Charles de la Faille, Flemish mathematician (b. 1597)

1674 - Kano Tanjoe, Japanese painter (palaces, portraits), dies at 72

1698 - Rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician and mathematician (b. 1625)

1702 - John Benbow, English vice-admiral (Santa Marta), dies

1704 - Andreas Acoluthus, German orientalist (b. 1654)

1768 - Johan Lulofs, Dutch physicist/philosopher/astronomer, dies at 57

 

 

 

1801 - William ShippenAmerican physician and delegate to the Continental Congress (b. 1712)

 

 

 

 

 

1830 - Frederic LG de Merode, Belgian revolutionary, dies in battle at 37

1837 - Jean-Louis M Alibert, French dermatologist, dies at 69

 

 

 

1847 - Jacob L Felix Mendelssohn-BartholdyGerman pianist/composerdies at 38

 

The Hebrides Overture

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture Op.21

Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, op. 56

Wedding March

 

 

 

 

1918 - Wilfred Owens, anti-war poet (Anthem for doomed youth), dies at 25

1921 - Takasji Hara, premier of Japan, murdered

 

 

 

1924 - Richard ConnerAmerican Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (b. 1843)

 

Army Medal of Honor

 

 

 

 

1928 - Arnold Rothstein, [A R], US businessman/gambler, shot to death at 46

 

 

 

1931 - Charles Buddy BoldenUS jazz musiciandies

 

Buddy Bolden’s Blues

To the memory of Charles ” Buddy ” Bolden- first man of jazz – part 1

To the memory of Charles ” Buddy ” Bolden- first man of jazz – part 2

To the memory of Charles ” Buddy ” Bolden- first man of jazz – part 3

To the memory of Charles ” Buddy ” Bolden- first man of jazz – part 4

To the memory of Charles ” Buddy ” Bolden- first man of jazz – part 5

 

 

 

 

1942 - Marcel Barger, [Streliskie], cabaret performer, killed in Auschwitz

1950 - Grover Cleveland Alexander, American baseball player (b. 1887)

1955 - Cy Young, American baseball player (b. 1867)

 

 

 

1956 - Art[hur] Tatum, US jazz pianist/composer, dies at 46(see UE 10/13)

 

 

 

 

 

1967 - June Thorburn, actress (Tom Thumb), dies in plane crash at 36

1968 - Paul JM Lindemans, Flemish agricultural engineer/author, dies at 78

1969 - Carlos Marighela, Brazilian guerilla, dies in battle

1980 - Elsie MacGill, Canadian aeronautical engineer (b. 1905)

1982 - Dominique Dunne, actress (Poltergeist), murdered by boyfriend at 23

1982 - Jacques Tati[scheff], French mime/director, dies at 74

1986 - Kurt Hirsch, German mathematician (b. 1906)

1987 - Raphael Soyer, artist (Depression scenes in NYC), dies at 87

1993 - Basuki Abdullah, Indonesian painter, murdered at 78

1993 - Cliff Young, pitcher (Cleveland Indians), dies in car accident at 29

1994 - Fred “Sonic” Smith, guitarist, dies at 46

1994 - Sam Francis, US painter (Basel Mural), dies at about 71

1995 - Yitzhak Rabin, PM of Israel, assassinated at 73

1996 - Robert Rapoport, social anthropologist, dies at 72

1997 - H Richard Hornberger, surgeon (inspired M*A*S*H), dies at 73

2003 - Richard Wollheim, British philosopher (b. 1923)

 

 

 

2008 - Michael CrichtonAmerican authordies at 66

 

 

 

 

 

2011 - Andy Rooney, American radio and television writer (b. 1919)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

644 - Kalief Omar I injured during assassination attempt

644 - Umar ibn al-Khattab, the second Muslim caliph, is killed by a Persian slave in Medina.

1468 - Liège is sacked by Charles I of Burgundy’s troops.

1493 - Christopher Columbus discovers island of Dominica

1620 - Great Patent granted to Plymouth Colony

1679 - Great panic occurs in Europe over close approach of a comet

 

 

 

1760 - Battle at TorgauSaxonyPrussia beats Austria

 

 

 

 

 

1762 - Spain acquires Louisiana

1783 - Washington orders Continental Army disbanded

1783 - John Austin, a highwayman, is the last to be publicly hanged at London’s Tyburn gallows.

 

 

 

1791 - Battle at Wabashindians assault General St Clair/killed 637 soldiers

 

 

 

 

 

1794 - French troops conquer Maastricht

1796 - John Adams elected president

1812 - Napoleonic armies defeated at Vyazma

1813 - US troops under gen Coffee destroy indian village at Talladega Ala

1838 - The Times of India, the world’s largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper is founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce.

 

 

 

1839 - 1st opium war-2 British frigates engage several Chinese junks

 

 

 

 

 

1856 - A British fleet bombs Canton.

1862 - Battle between gunboats at Bayou Teche, Louisiana

1863 - Battle of Grand Coteau, GA

1867 - Battle at Mentana: French/pontifical troops beat Garibaldi

1868 - Ulysses Grant (R) wins presidential election over Horatio Seymour (D)

1871 - Henry M Stanley in Tanganyka say “Dr Livingstone, I presume?”

1883 - Race riots in Danville Virginia (4 blacks killed)

1883 - US Supreme Court decides Native Americans can’t be Americans

1883 - American Old West: Self-described “Black Bart the poet” gets away with his last stagecoach robbery, but leaves an incriminating clue that eventually leads to his capture.

1885 - Tacoma vigilantes drive out Chinese, burn their homes & businesses

1896 - J H Hunter patents portable weighing scales

1896 - William McKinley (R) defeats William Jennings Bryan (D) for president

1899 - James J Jeffries beats Tom Sharkey in 25 for heavyweight boxing title

1900 - 1st US automobile show opens at Madison Square Garden (NYC)

1903 - Colombia grants Panama independence

1908 - William Howard Taft (R) elected 27th pres over William Jennings Bryan

1911 - Chevrolet officially enters the automobile market in competition with the Ford Model T.

 

 

 

1913 - The USA introduces an income tax.

 

 

 

 

 

1917 - 1st class mail now costs 3 cents per ounce

1918 - Poland proclaims independence from Russia after WW I

1926 - Ty Cobb resigns as Detroit Tigers manager

1927 - Tropical storm flooding kills 84 in Winooski River Valley (Vt)

1930 - 1st vehicular tunnel to a foreign country (Detroit-Windsor) opens

1931 - 1st commercially produced synthetic rubber manufactured

1934 - Although Lou Gehrig wins Triple Crown, Mickey Cochrane wins AL MVP

1936 - President FDR (D) wins landslide victory over Alfred M Landon (R)

1937 - Archambaud bicycles world record time (45,796 km)

1941 - Hirohiti’s accord on Yamamoto’s attack plan on Pearl Harbor fails

 

 

 

1942 - 12th day of battle at El Alamein: Scottish assault(see UE 10/23)

 

 

 

 

 

1952 - Clarence Birdseye markets frozen peas(see UE 10/7)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1953 - 1st live color coast-to-coast telecast (NYC)

 

 

 

1954 - Nobel for physics awarded to Max Born & Walter Bothe

 

                                                                                 

 

 

 

                       

 

 

 

1955 - Alabama woman bruised by a meteor

1956 - “Wizard of Oz” 1st televised (CBS-TV)

1957 - USSR launches Sputnik 2 with a dog (Laika), 1st animal in orbit

1962 - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 72 points vs LA Lakers

1964 - LBJ (D) soundly defeats Barry Goldwater (R) for pres

1964 - Phila voters approve $25 million to build a new sports stadium

1965 - Sandy Koufax wins NL Cy Young Award unanimously

 

 

 

1967 - Vietnam WarThe Battle of Dak To begins.

 

 

 

 

 

1970 - Bob Gibson wins NL Cy Young Award

1970 - Salvador Allende inaugurated as president of Chile

1971 - “Play Misty For Me” premieres

 

 

 

1973 - Mariner 10 launched-1st Venus pics1st mission to Mercury

 

 

 

 

 

1975 - Good Morning America premieres on ABC (David Hartman & Nancy Dussault)

1978 - 1st broadcast of “Diff’rent strokes” on NBC TV

1978 - USSR & Vietnam sign peace & friendship treaty

1979 - 5 mortally wounded during anti-Ku Klux Klan demonstration in NC

1981 - Brewers reliever Rollie Fingers wins AL Cy Young Award

1982 - Pete Vuckovich becomes Milwaukee’s 2nd consecutive AL Cy Young

1983 - Jesse Jackson launches his 1st campaign for presidency (D)

1983 - Nashville Network begins on cable TV

1984 - 3,000 die in 3 day anti-Sikh riot in India

1984 - Body of assassinated Indian PM Indira Gandhi cremated

1986 - Federated States of Micronesia signs Compact of Free Association with US

1986 - Northern Mariana Islands becomes a Commonwealth associated with US

1987 - Oakland 1st baseman Mark McGwire wins AL Rookie of Year

1988 - Talk-show host Geraldo Rivera’s nose is broken as Roy Innis brawls with skinheads at TV taping

1989 - 100s of Bulgarian demonstrate in Sofia for democratic rights

1989 - Lou Piniella is named manager of the Reds, replacing banned Pete Rose

1989 - Minn Timberwolves’ 1st NBA game, loses to Seattle, 106-94

1991 - Ayrton Senna wins shortest Formula One race ever run (17 laps)

1992 - Bill Clinton (D) wins US presidential election over Pres Bush (R)

1994 - Atlantis 13 launched

1994 - Dutch & British astronomers find spiral nebula Dwingeloo 1

1994 - Space shuttle STS-66 (Atlantis 13), launches

1994 - Susan Smith who claimed her 2 kids were carjacked arrested for murder

1994 - Total solar eclipse in South America (4m23s)

1995 - 1st NBA game at FleetCenter, Boston Celtics lose to Mil Bucks, 101-100

1995 - 1st NBA game at Rose Garden, Port Trailblazers lose to Grizzlies 92-80

1995 - 1st NBA game at Skydome, Toronto Raptors beat NJ Nets 94-79

1997 - Boston shortstop Nomar Garciaparra is 6th unanimous AL Rookie of Year

1997 - California law ends affirmative-action

2007 - Pervez Musharraf declared emergency rule across Pakistan. He suspended the Constitution, imposed State of Emergency, and fired the chief justice of the Supreme Court.

Births

39 - Lucan, Cordova Spain, Latin poet (Bellum Civile)

1470 - Edward V, King of England (Apr 9-Jun 25 1483)

1560 - Annibale Carracci, Italian painter (d. 1609)

1604 - Osman II, sultan of Turkey (1618-22)

1611 - Henry Ireton, English general/MP (Edgehill)

1618 - Aurangzeb, [Alamgir], Emperor of India (1658-1707)

1621 - Renatus Rapinus, [René Rapin], French jesuit/poet (Hortorum libri IV)

1633 - Bernardino Ramazzini, Italian physician (d. 1714)

1718 - John Montague, 4th Earl of Sandwich, inventor (sandwich)

1736 - Christian Brunings, Dutch hydraulic engineer

1749 - Daniel Rutherford, Scottish chemist and physician (d. 1819)

 

 

 

1793 - Stephen Fuller Austincolonized Texas

 

 

 

 

 

1794 - William Cullen Bryant, poet (Thanatopsis)

1798 - Mason James Murray, (Confederacy), died in 1871

1799 - William Sprague III, American politician from Rhode Island (d. 1856)

1801 - Karl Baedeker, Germany, published travel books

 

 

 

1816 - Jubal Anderson EarlyLt General (Confederate Army), died in 1894

 

 

 

 

 

1818 - Gustavus Adolphus DeRussy, Brig Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1891

1826 - Jasper Adalmorn Maltby, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1867

1830 - Esten Cooke, John (Confederate Army), died in 1886

1830 - Jacob M van Bemmelen, Dutch physicist/chemist

1833 - Edward Dorr Tracy, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863

1845 - Edward Douglass White, 9th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1921)

1852 - Mutsuhito, 122nd emperor of Japan (1867-1912)

1857 - Michail V Aleksejev, Russian general (WW I-chief of staff)

1861 - Johann Peter Kirsch, Luxembourg church historian/archaeologist

1872 - Paul Panzer, actor (Cat’s Paw, Mildred Pierce, Hotel Berlin)

1879 - Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Canada, Arctic explorer/ethnologist

1880 - Edmond Barrett, heavyweight wrestler (Olympic-bronze-1908)

1889 - Heinrich Campendonk, German painter/wood carver/glazer

1890 - Eustaquio van Lieshout, Dutch priest (d. 1943)

1899 - Gleb Wataghin, Ukrainian-Italian physicist (d. 1986)

1900 - Adolf Dassler, founder of Adidas (d. 1978)

1901 - Andre Malraux, [Berger], France, novelist/art historian (L’Espoir)

1903 - Walker Evans, US, photographer (Fortune Magazine)

1905 - William Donald Campbell, diarist/ornithologist

1907 - Joe Turner, US , jazz pianist

1908 - Bronko Nagurski, NFL fullback (Chicago Bears)

1909 - James “Scotty” Barrett Reston, Clydebank Scotld, journalist (NY Times)

1912 - Alfredo Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay (1954-89)

1918 - Bob Feller, pitcher (Cleve Indian, 3 no-hitters)

1918 - Russell B Long, (Sen-D-LA, 1948-86)

1918 - Elizabeth P. Hoisington, American Brigadier General (d. 2007)

1919 - Jesús Blasco, Spanish comic book author (d. 1995)

 

 

 

1921 - Charles BronsonEhrenfeld, Pennsylvaniaactor (Magnificent SevenDeath WishDirty Dozen), (d. 2003)

 

Death Wish

Mr. Majestyk

Top 10 BAD-ASS Bronson Moments

Charles Bronson Tribute

 

 

 

 

1922 - Earl of Lonsdale, English large landowner/multi-millionaire

1927 - Andy Williams, Wall Lake, Iowa, singer/actor (Andy Williams Show, “Butterfly”), (d. 2012)

1928 - Osamu Tezuka, Japanese manga artist (d. 1989)

1930 - Ken Berry, Moline Ill, actor (F Troop, Mayberry RFD, Mama’s Family)

1930 - William H Dana, pilot (X-15)

1930 - Brian Robinson, British cyclist

1931 - Monica Vitti, [Ceciarelli], Rome Italy, actress (Tigers in Lipstick)

1933 - Michael S Dukakis, (Gov-D-Mass, 1988 Pres Candidate)

 

 

 

1933 - John BarryEnglish composer

 

James Bond Theme

Goldfinger

Born Free

Midnight Cowboy

 

 

 

 

1933 - Amartya Sen, Santiniketan, Bengal, economist and Nobel Prize laureate (welfare economics and social choice theory)

1934 - Ruma Guha Thakurta, Singer, Actress, Dancer, Founder of Calcutta Youth Choir

1936 - Roy Emerson, Australia, tennis player (Wimbledon-1964, 65, US Open-61)

1938 - Martin Dunwoody, British mathematician

1939 - Terrence McNally, St Petersburg Fla, playwright (Bad Habits)

1943 - Bert Jansch, rocker

1946 - Nick Simper, rocker (Deep Purple)

1946 - Tommy Dee, rocker

1948 - Lulu, Glasgow Scotland, singer/actress (To Sir With Love)

1948 - Tom Shales, TV critic (Washington Post)

1948 - Helmut Koinigg, Austrian racing driver (d. 1974)

1949 - Larry Holmes, heavyweight boxing champ (1978-85)

1949 - Michael Evans, Salisbury NC, actor (Lionel-All in the Family)

1949 - Roswitha Krause, USSR, 4 X 100m swimmer (Olympic-silver-1968)

1949 - Anna Wintour, English-American editor

1950 - Joe Queenan, American writer

1951 - Ed Murawinski, American cartoonist, New York Daily News

1952 - Kate Capshaw, [Nail], Fort Worth Tx, actress (Little Sex, Dreamscape)

 

 

 

1953 - Dennis MillerPitts Pacomedian/TV host (SNLDennis Miller Show)

 

 

 

 

 

1953 - Kathy Kinney, actress (Mimi-Drew Carey Show)

1954 - Adam Ant, [Stuart Goddard], London, English punk rocker (If I Strip For You)

1954 - Godzilla, Japanese monster (Godzilla)

1954 - Kevin P Chilton, LA California, Lt Col USAF/Astronaut (STS 49, 59, 76)

1955 - Phil Simms, NFL quarterback (NY Giants, Superbowl 1986)

1959 - Dolph Lundgren, Stockholm Sweden, actor (Rocky IV) [or Oct 17]

1959 - Timothy Patrick Murphy, Hartford Conn, actor (Dallas, Glitter)

1959 - Hal Hartley, American film director and writer

1960 - Sharon Monplaisir, NYC, fencer-epee (Olympics-96)

1960 - [Charles] Karch Kiraly, Jackson MI, volleyballer (Oly-3 g-84, 88, 96)

1962 - Kym Hampton, WNBA forward (NY Liberty)

1962 - Marilyn, rocker (You Don’t Love Me)

1963 - Stephen Corkin, Auckland NZ, judoka (Olympics-96)

1963 - Shigeaki Hattori, Japanese racing driver

1966 - Todd Reynolds, Norwalk Conn, pairs skaters (Olympics-1994)

1966 - Tracey Fuchs, Centereach NY, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-88, 96)

1968 - Antonio Pettigrew, Macon Ga, 400m (Olympics-96)

1968 - Debbie Rochon, Vancouver BC, actress (Tromeo & Juliet)

1971 - Colbie Bell, Edmonton Alberta, 100kg Greco Roman wrestler (Oly-96)

1971 - Joan Kenmore, actress (Wizard of Oz)

1971 - Dylan Moran, Irish comedian

1971 - Diego Alessi, Italian race car driver

1973 - Kirk Jones (Sticky Fingaz), American musician

1973 - Mick Thomson, American guitarist (Slipknot)

1977 - Aria Giovanni, American model

1979 - Tim McIlrath, American musician (Rise Against)

1981 - Sten Pentus, Estonian racing car driver

1982 - Evgeny Plushenko, Russian figure skater

1984 - Ryo Nishikido, Japanese Idol (member of NEWS (band) and Kanjani8)

1984 - Christian Bakkerud, Danish racing driver

1987 - Gemma Ward, Australian model

1987 - Elizabeth A. Smart, American abductee and activist

 

 

Deaths

361 - Flavius Julius Constantius II, 1st Byzantine Emperor, dies at 44

753 - Pirminius, German saint (b. 753)

1254 - Johannes III Doukas Vatatzes, Byzantine Emperor (1222-54)/saint, dies

1344 - Adolf van der Mark, prince-bishop of Liege (1313-44), dies at 56

1428 - Thomas Montacute, 4th Earl of Salisbury, English military leader (mortally wounded in battle) (b. 1388)

1580 - Jeronimo Zurita y Castro, Spanish historian (b. 1512)

1639 - Martinus de Porres, Peruvian saint (patron of social justice), dies at 69

1643 - Paul Guldin, Swiss astronomer and mathematician (b. 1577)

1643 - John Bainbridge, English astronomer (b. 1582)

1793 - Olympe de Gouges, French feminist and revolutionary (b. 1748)

1864 - Antonio Goncalves Dias, Brazilian national poet, dies at sea

1867 - Pieter J Jong, Dutch Zouave, dies in battle

1873 - Kintpuash, “Captain Jack”, chief of Modoc-indians, dies

1918 - Aleksandr Mikhailovich Lyapunov, Russian scientist (b. 1857)

 

 

 

1926 - Annie OakleyUS sharp-shooting stardies at 66

 

 

 

 

 

1933 - Emile Roux, French scientist (b. 1853)

1949 - Solomon R Guggenheim, US art collector, dies at 88

 

 

 

1954 - Henri E B Matisse, French painter/sculptor (Dance II), dies at 84

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1957 - Wilhelm Reich, Austria/US psycho analyst (sexual), dies at 60

1962 - Harlow H Curtice, pres of General Motors (1953-8), dies at 69

1964 - John Henry Barbee, American guitarist and singer (b. 1905)

1971 - Etienne Gailly, Belgium marathoner (Oly-bron-48), dies in accident at 48

1982 - Edward H Carr, British historian, dies at 90

 

 

 

1986 - Eddie “Lockjaw” Davisjazz saxophonistdies at 65

 

I Can’t Get Started

with Count Basie

Take The “A” Train

 

 

 

 

1990 - Mary Martin, actress (Peter Pan), dies of cancer at 76

1992 - John H Davis, actor (Our Gang), dies of respiratory failure at 78

1993 - Leon Theremin, electronic musical instruments inventor, dies at 97

1993 - William Lanteau, actor (On Golden Pond), dies at 70

1994 - Richard Krautheimer, US art historian, dies at 97

 

 

 

1998 - Bob Kane, comic artist and Batman co-creator (b. 1915) (see UE 10/24)

 

 

 

 

 

1999 - Ian Bannen, Scottish actor (b. 1928)

2001 - Ernst Gombrich, Austrian art historian (b. 1909)

2002 - Lonnie Donegan, Scottish musician (b. 1931)

2004 - Sergei Zholtok, Latvian hockey player (b. 1972)

2006 - Paul Mauriat, French musician (b. 1925)

2010 - Jim Clench, Canadian bassist (April Wine and Bachman-Turner Overdrive) (b. 1949)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

676 - Donus begins his reign as Catholic Pope replacing Pope Adeodatus II

1327 - King Alfonso IV of Aragon crowned

1355 - English invasion army under king Edward lands at Calais

1418 - Utrecht conquerors Ijsselstein

1642 - 2nd battle at Breitenfeld Saksen: Sweden beat Ferdinand III

1648 - 12,000 Jews massacred by Chmielnicki hordes in Narol Podlia

1675 - A combined attack by the Plymouth, Rhode Island, Massachusetts Bay and Connecticut colonies attacks the Great Swamp Fort, owned by the Narragansetts during King Philip’s War.

1712 - Suriname government gives French hijacker Jacques Cassard, ƒ682,800

 

 

1772 - Boston: anti-English Committee of Correspondence forms

 

 

 

 

 

 

1783 - General George Washington, later 1st American President, bids farewell to his army after the American Revolutionary War (alt. Dec 4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1813 - Treaty of Fulda

1824 - Popular presidential vote 1st recorded; Andrew Jackson beats J Q Adams

1835 - 2nd Seminole War begins in Osceola

1841 - Akbar Khan successfully revolts against Shah Shuja in Afghanistan

1851 - Louis Napoleon takes power in France

1852 - Franklin Pierce elected as president of US

1861 - American Civil War: Western Department Union General John C. Fremont is relieved of command and replaced by David Hunter.

1880 - James A Garfield (R) elected 20th American President

1889 - North Dakota becomes 39th & South Dakota becomes 40th state

1892 - French poet Paul Verlaine visits Netherlands

1895 - 29th Belmont: Fred Taral aboard Belmar wins in 2:11½

1899 - Boers begin siege of Ladysmith, Natal

1903 - Lyceum Theater (New Lyceum) opens at 149 W 45th St NYC

1903 - New Amsterdam Theater opens at 214 W 42nd St NYC

1904 - British newspaper, “Daily Mirror,” begins publishing

1914 - Great Britain annexes Cyprus

1914 - Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire.

1916 - Ft Vaux, Verdun, reconquered by France

1917 - 1st US soldiers killed in combat in WW I

1917 - Balfour Declaration proclaims support for a Jewish state in Palestine

1920 - Warren G Harding elected 29th president

1924 - Sunday Express publishes 1st British crossword puzzle

1936 - 1st high-definition TV broadcast service, by BBC in London

1936 - The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is established.

1942 - 11th day of battle at El Alamein: British assault on Tel el Aqqaqir

1942 - Britian under Montgomery defeats German forces under Rommel in battle of Alamein Egypt (WW II)

1943 - Jewish ghetto of Riga Latvia is destroyed

1944 - Auschwitz begins gassing inmates

1944 - Canadian troops occupy Knokke

1944 - US 28th Infantry division opens assault on Schmidt Hurtgenwald

1947 - Howard Hughes’ “Spruce Goose” flies for 1st (& last) time

1948 - Pres Harry Truman re-elected in an upset over Republican Thomas Dewey

1953 - Pakistan becomes islamic republic

1954 - Taiwan & US sign military pact

1956 - Hungary appeals for UN assistance against Soviet invasion

1956 - Israel captures Gaza & Sheham

1957 - 1st titanium mill opened, Toronto Ohio

1957 - The Levelland UFO Case in Levelland, Texas, generates national publicity, and remains one of the most impressive UFO cases in American history.

1959 - Charles Van Doren confesses, TV quiz show-”21,” was fixed

1959 - The first section of the M1 motorway, the first inter-urban motorway in the United Kingdom, is opened between the present junctions 5 and 18, along with the M10 motorway and M45 motorway

1960 - Penguin Books publishes “Lady Chatterley’s Lover”

1960 - Roger Maris nips Mickey Mantle as AL MVP, 225-222

1964 - CBS purchases 80% of Yanks for $11,200,000, later buys remaining 20%

1964 - Faisal succeeds Saud as king of Saudi Arabia

1969 - NFL record of 12 passing touchdowns, New Orleans Billy Kramer & St L Charlie Johnson pass for 6 touchdowns each

1972 - Phillies’ Steve Carlton wins unanimous NL Cy Young Award

1974 - Braves trade Hank Aaron to Milwaukee Brewers for OF Dave May

1974 - 78 die when the Time Go-Go Club in Seoul, South Korea burns down. Six of the victims jumped to their deaths from the seventh floor after a club official barred the doors after the fire started.

1976 - Jimmy Carter (D) defeats Gerald Ford (R) for president
1976 - NJ voters approve gambling for Atlantic City

1977 - Phillies’ Steve Carlton wins 2nd Cy Young Award

1982 - Fire in Salung tunnel, Afghanistan, 1,000+ Russians die

1983 - President Reagan signs bill establishing Dr Martin Luther King Jr holiday

1984 - Capital punishment: Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed in the United States since 1962.

1988 - Computers virus strikes Pentagon, SDI research lab & 6 universities

1988 - The Morris worm, the first internet-distributed computer worm to gain significant mainstream media attention, is launched from MIT.

1991 - Nevada makes biggest comeback in NCAA football history, overcoming a 35-pt deficit in the 3rd quarter & rallying to beat Weber State 55-49

1992 - 1st test flight of Airbus A330

1993 - Christie Todd Whitman (R) elected 1st woman governor of NJ

1993 - Dow Jones hits record 3697.64

1993 - Rudolph Guliani (R) elected 107th mayor of NYC

1994 - Benzine explosion in Dronka Egypt, 400+ killed

1995 - Spanish Broadcasting System buys NY radio station WPAT-FM for $83.5M

1997 - Typhoon Linda kills at least 208 in southern Vietnam

2000 - The first crew arrives at the International Space Station.

 

 

 

 

Births

1082 - Emperor Huizong of China (d. 1135)

1475 - Princess Anne of York (d. 1511)

1528 - Peter S Lotichius, [Peter Lotz], Neo latin poet (Collected Works)

1636 - Edward Colston, English merchant and philanthropist (d. 1721)

1696 - Conrad Weiser, Pennsylvania’s ambassador to the Native Americans (d. 1760)

1699 - Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, French painter (d. 1779)

 

 

1734 - Daniel Boone, Oley Valley, Pennsylvania, frontiersman/explorer (US Hall of Fame-1915), (d. 1820)

 

 

 

 

 
1755 - Marie Antoinette, Vienna, Queen of France(1774-1792), “let them eat cake”, (d. 1793)

1766 - Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, Austrian field marshal (d. 1858)

1795 - James Knox Polk, NC, 11th American President (D) (1845-1849)

1810 - Andrew Atkinson Humphreys, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1883

1815 - George Boole, mathematician (Boolean algebra)

1821 - Sir George Bowen, British provincial governor (d. 1899)

1822 - James Byron Gordon, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864

1826 - Robert Hopkins Hatton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1862

1826 - William Haines Lytle, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1863

1828 - Byron Grimes, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1880

1837 - Émile Bayard, French artist, illustrator (d. (1891)

1865 - Warren Gamaliel Harding, Ohio, (R) 29th pres (1921-23)

1877 - Aga Khan III, Karachi, Shia Imam (1885-1932), (d. 1957)

1892 - Alice Brady, NYC, actress (My Man Godfrey, Gay Divorcee, Zenobia)

1893 - Battista Farina, founder of Pininfarina company (d. 1966)

1901 - Paul Ford, Balt Md, actor (Phil Silvers Show)

1906 - Luchino Visconti, Milan Italy, director (Damned, Death in Venice)

 

 

 

1913 - Burt Lancaster, NYC, actor (From Here to Eternity, Elmer Gantry)

 

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1917 - Durward Knowles, England, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1968-Bahamas)

1922 - John Pinsent, classical scholar

1932 - Henri Namphy, Cap Hatien Haiti, President of Haiti (1986-88)

1936 - Abdullah the Butcher, wrestler

1938 - Jay Black, American singer (Jay and the Americans)

1938 - Queen Sofia of Spain

1942 - Shere Hite, St Joseph Missouri, sex therapist (Hite Report)

1942 - Stefanie Powers, Hollywood Ca, actress (Girl From UNCLE, Hart to Hart)

1944 - Keith Emerson, England (Emerson, Lake & Palmer-Brain Salad Surgery)

1944 - Liesel Westermann, German FR, discus thrower (Olympic-silver-1968)

1947 - Dave Pegg, British pop bassist (Jethro Tull-Crest of a Wave)

1948 - Rich Gooch, rock bassist (Quarterflash)

1951 - Kathy Hammond, US, 400m runner (Olympics-bronze-1972)

1951 - Thomas Mallon, American novelist and critic

1952 - Maxine Nightingale, English soul singer

1955 - Mark Reynolds, San Diego California, star yachter (Olymp-8th-1988, 92, 96)

1957 - Rita Crockett, San Antonio Tx, volleyball player (Olympic-silver-1984)

1960 - Bruce Baumgartner, Haledon NJ, wrestler (Oly-gold/br-84, 88, 92, 96)

1960 - Saïd Aquita, Morocco, 5K runner (Olympic-gold-1984)

1960 - Tihomir Blaškić, Croatian war criminal

1961 - K.D. Lang [Kathy Dawn], Consort Alberta, Canadian country singer

1962 - Andrew Elt, singer (Sleeze Beez)

1962 - David Brock, American political commentator, pundit

1963 - Ines Diers, German DR, 400m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1980)

1963 - Bobby Dall American rocker (Poison-Every Rose Has a Thorn)

1964 - Michael D’Asaro II, Brooklyn New York, American fencer-sabre

1965 - Shahrukh Khan, Indian actor

1967 - Derek Porter, Belfast Ireland, Canadian rower (Oly-gold/silver-92/96)

1971 - Pete Vordenberg, Rota Spain, US cross country skier (Olympics-1994)

1972 - Samantha Janus, British entertainer

1974 - Nelly, American rapper

1975 - Stéphane Sarrazin, French rally driver

1975 - Chris Walla, American musician (Death Cab for Cutie)

1978 - Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro, Brazilian mixed-martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion

1984 - Julia Stegner, German supermodel

1990 - Natasha Smirnoff, daughter of Yakov Smirnov

 

 

 

Deaths

943 - Queen Emma of France, (b. 894)

1083 - Matilda of Flanders, Queen consort (b. 1031)

1171 - Dionysius bar Salibi, author (Diarbekir), dies

1285 - King Peter III of Aragon (b. 1239)

1327 - King James II of Aragon (b. 1267)

1483 - Henry Stafford, earl of Buckingham/constable of Engl, beheaded at 49

1588 - Wilhelmus Damasi, theologist/1st bishop of Roermond, dies at 63

1697 - Constantine Huygens Jr, Poet/painter/cartoonist, buried

1716 - Engelbert Kaempfer, German physician and traveler (b. 1651)

1852 - Pyotr Kotlyarevsky, Russian general (b. 1782)

1863 - Theodore Judah, American railroad engineer (b. 1826)

1877 - Friedrich Graf von Wrangel, Prussian field marshal (b. 1784)

1887 - Jenny Lind, [Swedish Nightingale], soprano, dies at 67

1920 - Andre Dumont, Belgian mine engineer (Limburgs coal basin), dies at 73

1944 - Thomas Midgley, American chemist and inventor (b. 1889)

1950 - George Bernard Shaw, Irish author (Pygmalion), dies at 94

1961 - James Thurber, humorist (The Male Animal), dies at 66

 

 

1966 - Mississippi John Hurt, bluesman, dies at 73

 

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1969 - Marion Lloyd Vince, fencer (National champ 1928, 31), dies at 63

1980 - Edith Bunker, character on “All in the Family”, dies

1980 - Willie Sutton, US bank robber, dies at 79

1984 - Margie V Barfield, US murderer, 1st woman electricuted in 22 years

1986 - Paul Frees, cartoon voice (Boris Badenov), dies at 66

1991 - Irwin Allen, dir (Land of the Giants, Poseidon Adventure), dies at 75

1992 - Hal Roach, producer (Keystone Kops), dies of pneumonia at 100

1994 - Noah Beery Jr, US actor (Gung Ho!, Heaven With a Gun), dies at 81

1995 - Oliver Wendell Harrington, cartoonist, dies at 83

1997 - G Harry Stine, writer, dies at 69

 

 

2004Theo van Gogh, Dutch filmmaker (b. 1957)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2007 - Charmaine Dragun, Australian journalist (b. 1978)

2007 - Lillian Ellison, American professional wrestler (b. 1923)

2007 - Henry Cele, South African Actor; best known for his onscreen portrayal of the legendary Shaka Zulu

2012 - Milt Campbell, American hurdler/decathlete, dies from prostate cancer and diabetes at 78

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Events

996 - First recorded use of modern name for Austria in the ‘Ostarrîchi Document’

1210 - King John of England begins imprisoning Jews

1248 - Earl Willem II of Holland crowned as RC German emperor

1349 - Duke of Brabant orders execution of all Jews in Brussels, accusing them of poisoning the wells

1462 - Archduke Albrecht VI van Habsburg occupies Vienna

1512 - Michelangelo’s paintings on ceiling of Sistine Chapel in Vatican, Italy 1st exhibited

1570 - All Saints Flood, tidal wave in the North Sea devastates the coast from Holland to Jutland; killing more than 1,000 people.

1604 - William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Othello” 1st presented

1611 - Shakespeare’s romantic comedy “Tempest” 1st presented

1623 - Fire at Plymouth, Massachusetts destroys several buildings

1683 - The British crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties.

1755 - Lisbon earthquake kills more than 50,000

1765 - Stamp Act goes into effect in British colonies

1776 - Mission San Juan Capistrano founded in California

1783 - Continental Army dissolved; George Washington’s “Farewell Address”

1784 - Maryland grants citizenship to Lafayette & his descendents

1800 - John Adams becomes the first US president to live in White House

1834 - 1st published reference to poker (as Mississippi riverboat game)

1848 - 1st US woman’s medical school opens (Boston)

1859 - The current Cape Lookout, North Carolina, lighthouse was lit for the first time. Its first-order Fresnel lens can be seen for about 19 miles (30 kilometers), in good conditions.

1861 - Gen George B McClellan made general in chief of Union armies

1863 - -8] Averell’s Raid (on)to Lewisburg, West Virginia

1863 - Fortifications built on Angel Island (SF Bay) by troops

1866 - 1st Civil Rights Bill passes

1867 - “Harpers Bazaar” publishes

1870 - US Weather Bureau begins operations (24 locations)

1878 - Edward Scripps & John Sweeney found Penny Press (Cleveland Press)

1889 - North and South Dakota entered the Union as the 39th and 40th states

1894 - Vaccine for diphtheria announced by Dr Roux of Paris

1896 - 1st bare-breasted women (Zulu) to appear in National Geographic Magazine

1901 - Sigma Phi Epsilon, largest national male collegiate fraternity is established at Richmond College, in Richmond, Va

1904 - George Bernard Shaw’s “John Bull’s Other Island,” premieres in London

1910 - 1st issue of “Crisis” published by editor W E B Du Bois

1913 - Notre Dame upsets Army 35-13, 1st to use forward pass effectively

1914 - German-British naval battle at Coronel, Chile

1914 - Von Hindenburg named marshal of Eastern front

1915 - Parris Island is officially designated a Marine Corps Recruit Depot.

1917 - In WW I, the 1st US soldiers are killed in combat

1918 - 102 die in a NYC BMT subway derailment at Malbone Street Brooklyn

1918 - Yugoslav battleship Viribus Unitis sunk by Italians

1920 - American Fishing Schooner Esperanto defeats the Canadian Fishing Schooner Delawana in the First International Fishing Schooner Championship Races in Halifax.

1922 - Ottoman Empire abolished

1926 - US Air Commerce Act passes

1928 - Graf Zeppelin sets airship distance record of 6384 km

1931 - Dupont introduces synthetic rubber

1932 - Wernher von Braun named head of German liquid-fuel rocket program

1936 - Rodeo Cowboy’s Association founded

1937 - Stalinists executed by shooting Pastor Paul Hamberg and seven members of Azerbaijan’s Lutheran community (including three women).

1938 - Seabiscuit beats War Admiral in a match race at Pimlico

1939 - 1st animal conceived by artificial insemination (rabbit) displayed

1939 - 1st jet plane, Heinkel He 178, demonstrated to German Air Ministry

1940 - 1st US air raid shelter, Fleetwood, Pa

1941 - Chetniks attacks Tito’s partizans in Uzice Yugoslavia

1941 - Japanese marine staff officiers Suzuki/Maejima arrive in Pearl Harbor

1942 - 10th day of battle at El Alamein

1942 - John H Johnson publishes 1st issue of Negro Digest

1943 - US troops land on Bougainville Island on Solomon Island

1945 - 1st issue of Ebony magazine published by John H Johnson

 

 

1947 - Howard Hughes flies “Spruce Goose,” a large wooden airplane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1950 - 82°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Nov

1951 - 1st atomic explosion witnessed by troops, NM

1951 - Jet magazine founded by John H Johnson

1952 - 1st hydrogen device exploded at Eniwetok Atoll in Pacific Fusion occurs for 1st time on Earth

1953 - Emile Zatopek runs world record 10K (29:01.6) & 6 mile (28:08.4)

1954 - General Fulgencio Batista elected President of Cuba

1954 - US Senate admonishes Joseph Mccarthy because of slander campaign

1954 - The Front de Libération Nationale fires the first shots of the Algerian War of Independence.

1955 - Time bomb aboard United DC-6 kills 44 above Longmont Colorado

1956 - Nagy government of Hungary withdraws from Warsaw Pact

1956 - Nobel for physics awarded to Shockley, Brattain & Bardeen

1957 - World longest suspension bridge opens (Mackinac Straits Mich)

1959 - 1st NHL goalie to wear a hockey mask (Jacques Plante)

1959 - Jim Brown scores 5 TDs in Cleveland Browns 38-31 win over Balt

1959 - Patrice Lumumba arrested in Belgian Congo

1960 - Benelux treaty goes into effect

1962 - Greece enters European Common Market

1962 - USSR launches Mars 1; radio contact lost before arrival at Mars

1964 - George Blanda of Houston throws NFL-record 37 passes in 68 attempts

 

 

1964 - Vietcong-assault on airport Bien Hoa at Saigon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1965 - 1st concert at Fillmore Auditorium, SF

1965 - Ernie Terrel beats George Chuvalo in 15 for heavyweight boxing

1965 - Trackless trolley plunged into Nile River drowning 74 (Cairo Egypt)

1966 - NFL awards New Orleans its 16th franchise (All Saints Day)

1966 - Sandy Koufax becomes 1st 3-time Cy Young Award winner

1968 - Detroit Tiger Denny McLain unanimously wins AL Cy Young Award

1968 - Motion Picture Association of America introduces rating system (G, M, R, X)

1969 - Beatles’ “Abbey Road,” album goes #1 in US & stays #1 for 11 weeks

1970 - 1st regular season Giants-Jets game, Giants win 22-10 at Shea

1970 - Discotheque in Grenoble France burns, all exits padlocked & 142 die

1970 - Fire on Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, France, 144 die

1974 - Fire kills 189 in less than 25 min (Sao Paulo Brazil)

1974 - UN affirms independence of Cyprus

1977 - Pres Carter raises minimum wages of $2.30 to $3.35 from Jan 1 1981

1979 - Edward Bennett Williams buys Orioles from Hoffberger for $12.3 million

1979 - Federal government made $1.5 billion loan to Chrysler

1979 - Tanker Burmah Agate off Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 10.7 m gallons of oil, in US’s worst oil spill disaster

1981 - 1st Class US Mail raised from 18 cents to 20 cents

1982 - Andrew “Dice” Clay & George Wendt appear in “Trick or Treatment”

1982 - Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of their factory in Marysville, Ohio. The Honda Accord is the first car produced there.

1984 - Willem de Kooning’s “Two Women” sells for $1,980,000

1985 - Netherlands decides definitive sites for cruise missiles

1986 - Fire in Sandoz factory in Basel, 30 tons of chemicals in the Rhine

1989 - Scandinavian Airlines System bans smoking on many flights

1990 - Last of Margaret Thatcher’s original government resigns, Deputy PM Howe

1994 - Muslim fundamentalists in Mostaganem Algeria murder 5 children

2009 - The inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is held at the Yas Marina Circuit.

2012 - Google’s Gmail becomes the world’s most popular email service

2012 - Scientists detect evidence of light from the universe’s first stars, predicted to have formed 500 million years after the big bang

 

 

 

 

Births

846 - Louis the Stammerer, King of West Francia (877-79) (d. 879)

1339 - Duke Rudolf IV of Austria (d. 1365)

1351 - Duke Leopold III of Austria (d. 1386)

1500 - Benvenuto Cellini, sculptor/goldsmith/author (Perseus)

1526 - Catherine Jagellonica of Poland, queen of Sweden and duchess of Finland (d. 1583)

1567 - Diego Sarmiento de Acuña, conde de Gondomar, Spanish diplomat (d. 1626)

1578 - Dmitry Pozharsky, Russian prince (d. 1642)

1585 - Jan Brożek, Polish mathematician, physician, and astronomer (d. 1652)

1611 - François-Marie, comte de Broglie, Italian-born French commander (d. 1656)

1629 - St. Oliver Plunkett, last Catholic martyr to die in England. (d. 1681)

1643 - John Strype, English historian and biographer (d. 1737)

1704 - Paul Daniel Longolius, German encylopedist (d. 1779)

1720 - Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte, French admiral (d. 1791)

1727 - Ivan Ivanovich Shuvalov, founder of the Moscow University (d. 1797)

1798 - Benjamin Lee, Baronet Guinness, Irish brewer/Dublin mayor

1808 - John Taylor, American religious leader (d. 1887)

1815 - Crawford Williamson Long, surgeon/pioneer (use of ether)

1815 - Douglas Hancock Cooper, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1879

1825 - Joseph Benjamin Palmer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1890

1835 - Godfrey Weitzel, (Union volunteers) Major general, died in 1884

1859 - William Henry Grattan Flood, composer

 

 

1871 - Stephen Crane, Newark, New Jersey, novelist/poet (Red Badge of Courage), (d. 1900)

 

 

 

 

 

1878 - Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Buenos Aires, jurist (Nobel Peace Prize 1936), (d. 1959)

1892 - Alexander Alekhine, Russia, world chess champion (1927-35, 37-46)

1898 - Arthur Legat, Belgian racing driver (d. 1960)

1903 - Max Adrian, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Irish actor (Devils, Music Lover)

1906 - Johnny Indrisano, American boxer and actor (d. 1968)

1920 - James J Kilpatrick, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, columnist (60 Minutes)

1923 - Gordon R[upert] Dickson, Canada, sci-fi author (Genetic General)

1929 - Betsy Palmer, E Chicago Ind, actress (Mr Roberts, Friday the 13th)

1930 - A. R. Gurney, American playwright

1934 - Umberto Agnelli, VP (Fiat)

1935 - Gary J Player, Johannesburg South Africa, PGA golfer (Brit Open-1959, 68, 74)

1935 - Edward Said, Palestinian-born literary critic (d. 2003)

1937 - Bill Anderson, country singer (Still, From This Pen)

1938 - Patrick Buchanan, commentator/politician (Crossfire)

1939 - Barbara Bosson, Belle Vernon Pa, actr (Fay-Hill St Blues, Hooperman)

1940 - Barry Sadler, American singer (d. 1989)

1941 - Joe Louis Caldwell, Texas City, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1964)

1941 - Johnny Kendall, [Johan Donkerkaat], Dutch blues singer

1941 - Robert Foxworth, Houston Texas, actor (Chase-Falcon Crest, Frankenstein)

1942 - Larry Flynt, Lakeville, Kentucky, magazine publisher (Hustler)

1942 - Marcia Wallace, Creston Iowa, actress (Carol-Bob Newhart Show)

1942 - Shere Hite, author/sex therapist

1945 - Rick Grech, Bordeaux France, rock bassist (Blind Faith, Traffic)

1947 - Bob Weston, Devon, England, guitarist and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac)(d. 2012)

1949 - Michael D. Griffin, NASA chief administrator

1950 - Dan Peck, Panama City Fla, rock vocalist/guitarist (America)

1951 - Ronald Bell, Youngstown Oh, rock sax (Kool & The Gang)

1956 - Charles Moore, British editor-in-chief (Sunday Telegraph)

1957 - Lyle Lovett, Klein Tx, country singer (God Will, Joshua Judges Ruth)

1958 - Rachel Ticotin, NYC, actress (Grace-For Love & Honor, Total Recall)

1960 - Said Aquita, runner (Oly-gold/bronze-1984)

1961 - Anne Donovan, Ridgewood NJ, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)

1962 - Anthony Kiedis, rock vocalist (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

1963 - Rick Allen, rock drummer (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages)

1966 - Danny Everett, 4x400m runner (Olympic-gold-1988)

1966 - Paul Lewis, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics-silver-92, 96)

1966 - Mary Hansen, Australian guitarist and singer (Stereolab) (d. 2002)

1967 - Steve Fritz, Salina Kansas, decathlete

1967 - Sophie B. Hawkins, American musician

1967 - Carla van de Puttelaar, Dutch photographer

1971 - Vikram Chatwal, Indian hotelier

1972 - Jenny McCarthy, Chicago IL, playmate (Oct, 1993)/host (Singled Out)

1972 - Toni Collette, Australian actress

1975 - Bo Bice, American singer

1975 - Scott “Skippy” Chapman, American musician

1986 - Penn Badgley, American actor

1987 - Caitlin McCarthy, Victoria’s Secret model

 

 

Deaths

921 - Richard, Duke of Burgundy

955 - Henry I, Duke of Bavaria

1296 - Guillaume Durand, French writer (b. 1230)

1391 - Amadeus VII of Savoy (b. 1360)

1399 - John V, Duke of Brittany (b. 1339)

1535 - Francesco Sforza, Italian ruler (Milan), dies

1596 - Pierre Pithou, French lawyer and scholar (b. 1539)

1642 - Jean Nicolet, French explorer (b. 1598)

1678 - William Coddington, first Governor of Rhode Island (b. 1601)

1700 - Carlos II, King of Spain (reigns 1665-1700), dies at 39

1814 - Alexander Samoylov, Russian general and statesman (b. 1744)

1888 - Nikolai Przhevalsky, Russian explorer (b. 1838)

1894 - Tsar Alexander III of Russia (b. 1845) Reigned from 1881

1914 - Christopher “Kit” Cradock, English admiral, dies in battle

 

 

1947 - Man o’ War, American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 1917)

 

 

 

 

 

1955 - Dale Carnegie, American writer (b. 1888)

1963 - Ngo Dinh Diem, South Vietnamese PM, assassinated in a coup at 62

1972 - Ezra Loomis Pound, US poet (Throne), dies at 87

1975 - Jacki Ray, actor (In Like Flint), dies at 58

1975 - Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian poet/author/director, murdered at 53

1979 - Mamie Eisenhower, First Lady of the United States (b. 1896)

1982 - James Broderick, actor (Doug-Family), dies of cancer at 55

1982 - King Vidor, director (War & Peace), dies at 88 of a heart ailment

1985 - Phil Silvers, comedic actor (Sgt Bilko), dies in his sleep at 73

1986 - Paul Frees, animation voice (Bullwinkle), dies at 66

 

 

 

1986 - Sippie Wallace, blues singer, dies at 88

 

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1987 - René Lévesque, Premier of Quebec (b. 1922)

1991 - Joseph Papp, US theater producer (Chorus Line, Hair), dies at 70

1994 - Syd Dernley, hangman, dies at 73

1999 - Walter Payton, American Football Hall of Fame Running Back, dies at 45

1999 - Theodore Alvin Hall, Atomic Spy (b. 1925)

2004 - Mac Dre, American rapper (b. 1970)

2004 - Terry Knight, American music promoter (b. 1943)

2005 - Skitch Henderson, English-born bandleader (b. 1918)

2006 - William Styron, American author (b. 1925)

2008 - Jacques Piccard, Swiss ocean explorer (b. 1922)

2010 - Ernesto Presas, Filipino martial artist (b. 1945)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Events

445 BC - Ezra reads the Book of the Law to the Israelites in Jerusalem (see Nehemiah 9:1, NLTse).

802 - Empress Irene of Byzantium driven out

 

 

 

834 - 1st All Hallows Eve (Halloween) observed to honor the saints

 

 

 

 

 

1517 - Luther posts 95 theses on Wittenberg church – Protestant Reformation

1541 - Michelangelo Buonarroti finishes painting The Last Judgement in the Sistine Chapel, Vatican

1596 - English/French/Dutch delegates sign anti-Spanish “Drievoudig Covenant”

1793 - Execution of Girondins at Paris, during Reign of Terror

1808 - Holland Brigade battle at Durango, Spain

1815 - Sir Humphrey Davy of London patents miner’s safety lamp

1837 - Collision of river boat Monmouth & Trement on Miss; 300 die

 

 

 

1846 - Donner party, unable to cross the Donner Pass, construct a winter camp

 

 

 

 

 

 

1863 - The Maori Wars resumed as British forces in New Zealand led by General Duncan Cameron began their Invasion of the Waikato.

1864 - Nevada admitted as 36th state of the Union

1868 - Standard uniform approved for US postal carriers

1876 - Cyclone hits Bengal, about 200,000 die

1888 - John Boyd Dunlop patents pneumatic bicycle tyre

1892 - Arthur Conan Doyle publishes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

1913 - 1st US paved coast-to-coast highway, the Lincoln Highway is dedicated

1914 - Great Britain & France declare war on Turkey

1917 - World War I: Battle of Beersheba – “last successful cavalry charge in history”

1918 - Spanish flu-virus kills 21,000 in US in 1 week

1922 - Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) becomes premier of Italy

1923 - 160 consecutive days of 100 degrees at Marble Bar, Australia begins

1925 - Cossack officer Reza Chan replaces sultan Ahmad Shah in Persia

1938 - Great Depression: In an effort to try restore investor confidence, the New York Stock Exchange unveils a fifteen-point program aimed to upgrade protection for the investing public.

1940 - Battle of Britain, fought between the RAF and Luftwaffe over the English Channel and southern England, ends

1940 - Deadline for Warsaw Jews to move into Warsaw Ghetto

1941 - Mount Rushmore Monument is completed

1941 - Prior to US in WW II, Germany torpedoes US destroyer Reuben James

1942 - 9th day of the Battle of El Alamein

1943 - World War II: F4U Corsair accomplishes the first successful radar-guided interception.

1950 - Collazo & Torresola attempt to kill Harry Truman in Washington, DC

1952 - 1st thermonuclear bomb detonated at Marshall Islands

1954 - Algerian Revolution against French begins

1956 - Rear Adm GJ Dufek becomes 1st American to land an airplane at South Pole

1956 - Britain & France begin to bomb Egypt to reopen Suez Canal

1956 - Brooklyn, NY ends streetcar service

1960 - Cyclone hits coast of Gulf of Bengal; about 10,000 die

1961 - Hurricane Hattie, kills 400 in British Honduras

1963 - Ed Sullivan witnesses Beatles & their fans at London Airport

1963 - Leaking propane gas explodes kills 64 at “Holiday on Ice” (Indiana)

1967 - Nguyen Van Thieu took oath of office as 1st President of South Vietnam 2nd Rep

1968 - President Johnson orders a halt to all bombing of North Vietnam

1969 - Race riot in Jacksonville Florida

1972 - Gaylord Perry wins AL Cy Young award

1973 - Tom Seaver wins NL Cy Young Award

1974 - Ted Bundy victim Laura Aime disappears in Utah

1974 - Durch Marines end hostage crisis in Scheveningen prison

1975 - Bob Geldof’s 1st appearance with Boomtown Rats

1980 - Julian Nott sets world hot-air balloon altitude record (16,806 m)

1980 - Polish government recognizes Solidarity trade union

1981 - 1st live radio drama in 25 years (Halloween Story on NBC)

1983 - Ron Grant completes a 217 day, 8,316 mile run around Australia

1984 - Puerto Rican tanker, San Francisco explodes spilling 2 million gallons of oil as ship caught fire

1984 - Indian PM Indira Gandhi is assassinated by her bodyguards Satwant Singh and Beant Singh at her home in New Delhi

1987 - 1st jockey to win 9 races in 1 day (Chris Antley at Belmont)

1988 - 19°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Oct

1988 - 1st Monday Night NFL game in Indianapolis, Colts beat Denver 55-23

1988 - Journalists demand greater press freedom in Yugoslavia

1992 - Don Keller makes his 18,000th sky dive

1992 - Roman Catholic church reinstates Galileo Galilei after 359 years

1993 - 25 people killed during Ghana-Ivory Coast soccer match

1997 - British au pair Louise Woodward, 19, sentenced to life in death of Matthew Eappen 8½ months (judge changes to time served)

1999 - Yachtsman Jesse Martin returns to Melbourne after 11 months of circumnavigating the world, solo, non-stop and unassisted.

2000 - The last Multics machine was shut down.

2002 - A federal grand jury in Houston, Texas formally indicted former Enron Corp. chief financial officer Andrew Fastow on 78 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice related to the collapse of his ex-employer.

2011 - The world population reaches 7 billion inhabitants according to the United Nations

 

 

 

 

Births

1291 - Philippe de Vitry, French composer/poet

1345 - Ferdinand I, the wise one, king of Portugal (built navy)

1424 - Wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, king of Poland/Hungary

1538 - Caesar Baronius, Italian cardinal and historian (d. 1607)

1622 - Pierre Paul Puget, French artist (d. 1694)

1632 - Jan Vermeer, Holland, painter (Procuress, Astronomer), (d. 1675)

1692 - Comte de Caylus, French archaeologist (d. 1765)

1737 - James Lovell, American educator (d. 1789)

 

 

 

1740 - William Paca, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)

 

 

 

 

 

1755 - Jean Louis van Aelbroeck, Flemish agronomist

1825 - Raleigh Edward Colston, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1896

1826 - Hugh Boyle Ewing, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1905

1827 - Richard Morris Hunt, American educator (d. 1895)

1831 - Daniel Butterfield, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1901

1835 - Adelbert Ames, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1933

1835 - J F W Adolf Ritter von Baeyer, German chemist (Nobel 1905)

1847 - Galileo Ferraris, Italian physicist (2-fasenmotor)

1887 - Chiang Kai-shek, Chekiang Province China, pres of Nationalist China

1888 - George Hubert Wilkins, Aust, polar explorer (Flying the Arctic)

1895 - Basil H Liddell Hart, English military historian/publicist

1902 - Willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 39, 40)

1906 - Jo Vis, resistance fighter (Yad Vashem-distinction)

1912 - Dale Evans, [Frances Butts], Uvalde Tx, cowgirl (Roy Rogers Show)

1912 - Ollie Johnston, American animator (d. 2008)

1920 - Dick Francis, Wales, jockey/detective writer (Whip Hand, High Stakes)

1920 - Helmut Newton, German photographer (d. 2004)

1922 - Norodom Sihanouk, King/President/Premier of Cambodia (My War with the CIA), (d. 2012)

1922 - Illinois Jacquet, American saxophonist (d. 2004)

1925 - Lee Grant [Lyova Haskell Rosenthal], New York City, New York, American actress (Shampoo, Mulholland Drive)

1925 - John Pople, English chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)

1930 - Michael Collins, Rome, Mjr Gen USAF/astronaut (Gemini 10, Apollo 11)

1931 - Dan Rather, Wharton, Texas, American journalist and news anchor (CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes)

1936 - Michael Landon, Forest Hills NY, actor (Bonanza, Highway to Heaven)

1941 - Lucas Brown Jackson, San Marcos Tx, basketballer (Olympic-gold-1964)

1941 - Derek Bell, British racing driver

1942 - David Ogden Stiers, Peoria Ill, actor (Winchester-M*A*S*H, Doc)

1944 - Deidre Hall, Milwaukee, actress (Days of our Lives, Our House)

1944 - Kinky Friedman, Palestine Tx, country rocker (Ride ‘em Jewboy)

1944 - Sally Kirkland, NYC, actress (Anna, Sting, Pvt Benjamin, Big Bad Mama)

1945 - Brian Doyle-Murray, American comedian and actor

1946 - Stephen Rea, Belfast, Northern Ireland, film and stage actor (Crying Game, Michael Collins)

1947 - Frank Shorter, Munich Germany, US marathoner (Oly-gold/silver-72, 76)

1947 - Russ Ballard, rocker (Argent)

1949 - Bob Selbenberg, rocker (Supertramp)

1950 - Jane Pauley, Indianapolis Indiana, newscaster (Today, NBC Weekend)

 

 

 

1950 - John Candy, Ontario Canada, comedian (SCTV, Uncle Buck)

 

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1950 - Zaha Hadid, British architect

1950 - Antonio Taguba, US Army Major General

1952 - Bernard Edwards, Greenville NC, bassist (Chicago-Addicted to Love)

1959 - Neal Stephenson, American author

1960 - Reza Pahlavi, Iran, son of Shah of Iran

1961 - Alonzo Babers, Montgomery Ala, 400m/4X400m relay (Olympic-gold-1984)

1961 - Christine Bridged, Australian European class yachter (Olympics-96)

1961 - Larry Mullen Jr, Dublin Ireland, rock drummer (U2-I Will Follow)

1961 - Peter Jackson, Pukerua Bay, New Zealand, film director (Lord of the Rings – Academy Award, Best Director, 2003)

1963 - Dermot Mulroney, Alexandria VA, actor (Samantha, Sunset, Long Gone)

1963 - Mikkey Dee, Swedish musician, drummer for Motörhead

1964 - Colm Ó Cíosóig, Irish drummer (My Bloody Valentine, Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions)

1964 - Darryl Worley, American country singer

1966 - Ad-Rock, [Adam Horowitz], rocker (Beastie Boys-You Gotta Fight)

1967 - Vanilla Ice, American rapper (Ice Ice Baby) and actor (Cool as Ice)

1970 - Linn Berggren, Swedish singer (Ace of Base)

1970 - Rogers Stevens, American guitarist (Blind Melon)

1970 - Mitch Harris, American guitarist (Napalm Death, among others)

 

 

 

 

Deaths

1147 - Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester, English politician (bc. 1090)

1448 - Johannes VIII Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantine, dies

1517 - Fra Bartolommeo, Italian artist (b. 1472)

1556 - John Sleidanus, German humanist/historian (Commentary), dies at 50

1641 - Cornelis Jol, Dutch admiral and privateer, dies at about 41

1659 - John Bradshaw, English judge (b. 1602)

1723 - Cosimo III de’ Medici, monarch of Florence (1670-1723), dies at 81

1793 - Pierre V Vergniaud, French politician/police leader, guillotined at 40

1879 - Big Snake, brother of Ponca chief Standing Bear, dies

 

 

1879 - Joseph Hooker, American General (b. 1814)

 

 

 

 

1920 - Alphonse Desjardins, founder of the Caisses populaires Desjardins (b. 1854)

1926 - Harry Houdini, [Erich Weisz], magician, dies in Detroit of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured

1964 - Theodore C Freeman, astronaut, dies at 34 in a T-38 jet air crash

1968 - Ramon Novarro, [Jose RG Samaniegos], actor (Ben Hur), dies at 69

1983 - George S Halas, NFL coach (Chicago Bears), dies at 88

1984 - Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, assassinated by two of her bodyguards at 66

1986 - Robert S Mulliken, US physicist (Nobel 1966), dies at 90

1987 - Joseph Campbell, mythologist (Mythic Image), dies at 83

1988 - John Houseman, actor (Paper Chase, Fog), dies of spinal cancer at 86

1991 - Bert Bertram, actor (How to Steal a Million), dies of cancer at 97

1991 - Joseph Papp, Broadway producer (Chorus Line), dies of cancer at 70

 

 

1993 - Edwin A Walker, US Maj-Gen, dies of lung cancer at 84

 

 

 

 

 

1993 - Federico Fellini, director (La Dolce Vita), dies of stroke at 73

1993 - River Phoenix, actor (Stand By Me), dies of drug overdose at 23

1994 - Lester Sill, pioneer music publisher/record producer, dies at 76

1995 - Rosalind Cash, actress (Emma-Go Tell It on the Mountain), dies at 56

2000 - Ring Lardner, Jr., American screenwriter (b. 1915)

2002 - Raf Vallone, Italian actor (b. 1916)

2005 - Hal Anger, American biophysicist (b. 1920)

2006 - Pieter Willem Botha, President of South Africa (b. 1916)

2010 - Theodore Sorensen, American lawyer and special counsel to John F. Kennedy (b. 1928)

 

 

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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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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 

 

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Blues for Two with Joe Pass

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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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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