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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

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

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

1520 – Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing Pacific Ocean

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

1861 – Confederate congress officially admits Missouri to Confederate Army

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

1862 – Battle of Hooly Spring, MS

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

1904 – Germany defeats Hottentotten in Warmbad SW-Africa

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

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

1911 – Zapata proclaims Plan of Ayala Mexico

1913 – Heavyweight Jack Johnson KOs Andre Spaul in Paris

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

1916 – 1st (German) air attack on London

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

 

 

 

1920 – Kilmichael AmbushBattle of the Irish War of Independence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 1942Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire kills 492 (Boston Mass)

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

1944 – 1st allied ship sails into Schelde Antwerp

1944 – 400 Rotterdammers attack coal warehouse

1948 – “Hopalong Cassidy” premieres on TV

1948 – 1st Polaroid camera sold

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

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

1957 – Warren Spahn of the Braves wins Cy Young Award

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

1972 – LA Dodgers trade Frank Robinson to California Angels

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

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

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

1985 – 6th Belgium government of Martens forms

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

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

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

1994 – Norway votes against joining European Union

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Births

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1795 – Adolf Bernhard Marx, composer

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

 

 

 

1810 – William FroudeEnglandengineer/naval architect

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

1837 – John Wesley Hyatt, inventor (celluloid)

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

 

 

 

1866 – Henry Baconarchitect (Lincoln Memorial)

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

1908 – Claude Lévi-Strauss, French anthropologist

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

1940 – Clem Curtisrockersinger , Foundations

 

 

Build Me Up Buttercup

Baby, Now That I’ve Found You

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

1949 – Hugh McKenna, rocker (Alex Harvey Band)

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

1962 – Jon Stewart, American comedian

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

1966 – Sam Seder, American comedian

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

1967 – Stephnie Weir, American comedian

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

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

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

 

 

 

Deaths

741 – Syrian Catholic Pope Saint Gregory III

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

1499 – Edward Plantagenet17th Earl of Warwickbeheaded

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

Rambling On My Mind

Just Your Fool

Route 66

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

2010 – Leslie NielsenCanadian actor (b. 1926)

“Airplane!” & “The Naked Gun” Tribute

Scary Movie 3 Alien Invasion

Leslie Nielsen – Best Of

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

399 – St Anastasius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

1095 – Pope Urban II preaches 1st Crusade

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

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

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

1495 – Scottish king James IV receives bedrieger Perkin Warbeck

1582 – William Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway

1587 – Dutch County Groningen flood by dike break

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

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

1826 – John Walker invents friction match in England

1839 – American Statistical Association organizes in Boston

 

 

 

1863 – -29] Battle at Fort Esperanza Texas

 

 

 

 

 

1863 – Battle of Payne’s Farm, VA

1864 – 2nd day of Battles at Waynesboro, Georgia

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1885 – Earliest photograph of a meteor shower made

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

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

1895 – Alfred Nobel establishes Nobel Prize

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

 

 

 

1901 – U.SArmy War College is established.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

1926 – Restoration of WilliamsburgVirginiabegins

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

1941 – British 13th Army corp reaches Tobruk

1941 – USSR begins a counter offensive causes Germany to retreat

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

1944 – US 121st Infantry regiment opens assault on Hurtgen

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

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

1948 – Honda 1st opens in America

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

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

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

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

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

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

1960 – Patrice Lumumba flees Leopoldville Congo

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

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

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

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

1967 – Beatles release “Magical Mystery Tour”

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

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

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

1972 – Pierre Trudeau forms Canadian government

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

1989 – Colombian jetliner bombed killing 107

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

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

1992 – Part of Vienna Hofburg destroyed by fire

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Births

1127 – Emperor Xiaozong of China (d. 1194)

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1813 – Michele Puccini, composer

 

 

 

1843 – Cornelius Vanderbilt IIAmerican businessman (d. 1899)

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

1894 – Forrest Shaklee, founder (Shaklee Products)

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

1913 – Frances Swem Anderson, technologist (nuclear medicine)

 

 

 

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

 

HOWDY DOODY HOSTESS TWINKIES COMMERCIAL 1950s

Howdy Doody Christmas (1957)

 

 

 

 

1924 – Theresa R van der Pant, sculptor

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

1925 – John Maddox, British science writer and editor

1927 – William Simon, US sect of Treasury

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

1932 – Benigno Aquino Jr, Philippine opposition leader; assassinated

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

1937 – Gail Sheehy, author (Hustling)

 

 

 

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

 

Bruce Lee vs. Chuck Norris

Physical Feats as a Real Fighter

Enter the Dragon – First Fight

The Legend – Bruce Lee

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

Catfish Blues

Jimi Hendrix Documentary

All Along The Watchtower Live

 Hound Dog Acoustic Rare

 

 

 

 

1942 – Manolo Blahnik, Spanish shoe designer

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

 

 

 

1945 – Randy BreckerPhilarocker (Blood Sweat & Tears)

 

 I Can’t Quit Her

I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know

Spinning Wheel

God Bless the Child

 

 

 

 

1945 – Alain de Cadenet, SPEED Channel personality

1948 – Dave Winthrop, rock saxophonist (Supertramp)

1949 – Masanori Sekiya, Japanese racing driver

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

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

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

1952 – Daryl Stuermer, American guitarist (Genesis)

 

 

 

1955 – Bill Nyethe Science GuyTV Host

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

1957 – Kenny Acheson, Northern Irish racecar driver

1960 – Ken O’Brien, QB (NY Jets)

1961 – Randy Milligan, baseball player

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

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

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

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

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

1968 – Michael Vartan, French actor

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

1973 – Samantha Harris, American model and host

1979 – Ricky Carmichael, American motocross racer

1979 – Hilary Hahn, American violinist

 

 

 

Deaths

8 – HoraceRoman poetdies at 56

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

640 – Acharius, bishop of Noyon/saint, dies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

Mack the Knife

Pirate Jenny

O Moon Of Alabama

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1997 – Henry Charnock, oceanographer, dies at 76

1999 – Yasuhiro Kojima, wrestler (b. 1937)

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

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

579 – Pelagius II begins his reign as Catholic Pope

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1580 – French Huguenots & Roman Catholics sign peace treaty

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

1688 – Duke of Savoye signs on to League of Augsburg

1688 – King James II escapes back to London

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

1716 – 1st lion exhibited in America (Boston)

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

1789 – 1st national Thanksgiving

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

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

1842 – The University of Notre Dame is founded.

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

1863 – -Dec 2] Mine Run campaign, VA

1864 – Confederate troops vacate Sandersville Georgia

1864 – Skirmish at Sylvan Brutal/Waynesboro, Georgia

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

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

1867 – Refrigerated railroad car patented by JB Sutherland of Detroit

1885 – 1st meteor photograph

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

1914 – Battleship HMS Bulwark explodes at Sheerness Harbor England788 die

 

 

 

 

 

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

1924 – Mongolian People’s Republic proclaimed

1939 – 4 soviet soldiers killed on Finnish-Russian border

1940 – Leidse students strike

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

1941 – British North African commandant General Cunningham lay-offs

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

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

1942 – “Casablanca” premieres at Hollywood Theatre, NYC

1944 – 1st allied marines move onto Antwerp harbor

1944 – Himmler orders destruction of Auschwitz & Birkenau crematoriums

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

1949 – India adopts a constitution as a British Commonwealth Republic

 

 

 

1950 – China enters Korean conflictsends troops across Yalu River

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

1955 – Emergency crisis proclaimed in Cyprus

1956 – “The Price Is Right” debuts on NBC

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

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

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

1963 – Explorer 18 launched

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

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

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

1969 – Creams’ final concert (Royal Albert Hall)

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

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

1975 – Fed jury finds Lynette Fromme guilty of attempted assassination

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

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

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

1980 – Mike Schmidt is unanimous choice as NL MVP

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

1989 – Commoros coup under Robert Denard

 

 

 

 

 

1990 – Matsushita purchases MCA for $6.6 billion

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Births

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1862 – Mark A Stein, archaeologist

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

1894 – Norbert Wiener, US, mathematician/discovered cybernetics

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

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

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

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

1907 – Ruth Patrick, American botanist

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

1909 – Eugene Ionesco, playwright

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

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

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

 

 

 

1919 – Frederik PohlUSsci-fi author (3 HugoGatewayBipohl)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1930 – Berthold Leibinger, German Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

1938 – Jeremy Boordaadmiral , US Navy

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Rich Little roasts Don Rickles

Rich Little Impressions

The Man of A Thousand Voices

 

 

 

 

1938 – Rodney Jory, Australian physicist

 

 

 

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

 

Proud Mary

What´s Love Got To Do With It

Private Dancer

Acid Queen Live 2009

 

 

 

 

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

1944 – Jean Terrell, Texas, rocker (Supremes)

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

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

1946 – Burt Reiter, rocker (Focus)

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

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

1949 – Vincent A. Mahler, American educator

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

1954 – Roz Chast, American cartoonist

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

 

 

 

1956 – Dale JarrettAmerican racecar driver

 

 

 

 

 

1961 – Lisa Moretti, American professional wrestler

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

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

1963 – Adam Gaynor, American musician (Matchbox Twenty)

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

 

 

 

1966 – Sue WicksWNBA forward (NY Liberty)

 

 

 

 

 

1969 – Kara Walker, American artist

1970 – Dave Hughes, Australian comedian

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

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

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

1977 – Ivan Basso, Italian bicyclist

1977 – Forrest Griffin, American MMA-fighter

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

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

1981 – Jamie Fiske, liver transplant recipient

 

 

 

1981 – Natasha BedingfieldBritish singer

 

 

 

 

 

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

1986 – Konstadinos Filippidis, Greek pole vaulter

1988 – Yumi Kobayashi, Japanese fashion model

 

 

Deaths

399 – Pope Staint Siricius, reigned 384-99

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

1836 – John MacAdamBritish road builder (b. 1756)

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

1926 – John M Brown, US weapons constructer, dies

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

1956 – Tommy Dorsey, big bandleader, dies at 51

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

1994 – David Bache, designer, dies at 69

1994 – Nimrod Workman, folksinger, dies at 99

1996 – Paul Rand, graphic designer, dies at 82

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

HERRERA, SILVESTRE S. Photo

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

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

1165 – RC German emperor Frederik I Barbarossa visits Utrecht

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

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

1277 – Giovanni Gaetano Orsini elected as Pope Nicolas III

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

 

 

 

1491 – The siege of Granadalast Moorish stronghold in Spainbegins.

 

 

 

 

 

1500 – Governor De Bobadilla of Santo Domingo captures Columbus

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

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

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

1744 – Austrian forces pillage & kill Jews of Prague

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

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

1792 – Farmer’s Almanac 1st published

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

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

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

1841 – 35 Amistad survivors return to Africa

 

 

 

1863 – Battle of Missionary RidgeTennessee

 

 

 

 

 

1864 – Confederate plot to burn NYC, fails

1864 – Confederate retreat at Sandersville, Georgia

1867 – Alfred Nobel patents dynamite

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

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

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

1884 – John B Meyenberg of St Louis patents evaporated milk

1897 – Spain grants Puerto Rico autonomy

 

 

 

1899 – Battle at GraspanCape colonyGeneral Methuen beats Farmers

 

 

 

 

 

1912 – American College of Surgeons incorporates in Springield, Ill

1920 – 1st Thanksgiving Parade (Phila)

1922 – Archaeologist Howard Carter enters King Tut’s tomb

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

Knock Knock

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

1949 – Ted Williams, wins AL MVP

1950 – UN gives Eritrea to Ethiopia

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

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

1952 – George Meany appointed as chairman of AFL

1953 – Earthquake/tsnunami strike Honshu Japan

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

1970 – Yankees catcher Thurman Munson wins AL Rookie of Year

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

 

 

 

1971 – 37th Heisman Trophy AwardPat SullivanAuburn (QB)

 

 

 

 

 

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

1973 – Bloodless military coup ousts Greek Pres George Papadopoulos

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

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

1976 – OJ Simpson gains 273 yards for Buffalo vs Detroit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1980 – Sugar Ray Leonard defeats Duran regains WBC welterweight championship

1981 – Failed coup by South African mercenaries in Seychelles

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Births

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

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

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

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

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

1721 – Willem Crul, admiral (West-Indies)

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

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

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

 

 

 

1835 – Andrew CarnegieScottish/US industrialist/philanthropist

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

1846 – Carrie NationAmerican temperance advocate (d. 1911)

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

1903 – Martin Soames, traveller

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

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

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

1909 – Hugh Davson, physiologist/writer

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

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

 

 

 

1914 – Eddie Boydblues vocal/pianist (Mississippi)

 

 

Five Long Years

Too Bad with Peter Green

Night Time Is The Right Time

The Blues Is Here To Stay

 

 

 

 

1915 – Augusto Pinochet, general/president (Chile)

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

1924 – Paul Desmond, US jazz saxophonist

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

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

1926 – Murray Schisgal, playwright (Luv)

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

 

 

 

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

 

As The Years Go Passing By

Take Five

One Room Country Shack with Buddy Guy

Sky is Crying

 

 

 

 

1933 – Lenny Moore, NFL back (Baltimore Colts)

1938 – John “Jack” Baines, mountaineering publisher

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

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

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

1940 – Joe Gibbs, American football coach

1943 – Roy Lynes, rocker (Status Quo)

1944 – Ben Stein, American actor

 

 

 

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

 

Night Court

Winners Circle

John Larroquette Show

CSI: NY

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

1953 – Jeffrey Skilling, American former CEO of Enron

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

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

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

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

1963 – Holly Cole, Canadian jazz singer

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

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

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

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

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

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

1976 – Donovan McNabb, American football player

1977 – Marcus Marshall, Australian racing driver

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

1978 – Ringo Shiina, Japanese musician

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

1981 – Mauricio Rua, Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist

1983 – Joey Chestnut, American champion competitive eater

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

1990 – Yasmin van der Meer, 15 millionth Netherlander

 

 

 

Deaths

311 – Peter of Alexandria, Christian martyr

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

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

 

 

 

1326 – Prince KoreyasuJapanese shogun (b. 1264)

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

Bill Bojangles Robinson and Shirley Temple

The Sand Dance

Great Tap Dancing

Let’s Scuffle

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

1972 – Hans H B Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic), dies at 79

1972 – Henri Coandă, Romanian aerodynamics pioneer (b. 1886)

1973 – Laurence Harvey, actor (Of Human Bondage), dies of cancer at 45

1973 – Albert DeSalvo, Boston strangler, stabbed to death in prison

1974 – Nick Drake, rocker, dies of a drug overdose at 26

1974 – [Sithu] U Thant, UN Sec-General (1961-72), dies in NY of cancer at 65

1981 – Jack Albertson, actor (Chico & the Man), dies at 74

1989 – Alva R. Fitch, American World War II and Korean soldier (b. 1907)

1990 – Bill Vukovich, Indie 500 driver, dies in crash at 27

1993 – Anthony Burgess, novelist (Clockwork Orange), dies of cancer at 76

 

 

 

1995 – Ambrose Thibodeauxcajun accordionistdies at 92

 

Grand Mamou

Elton Waltz

Lafayette Two Step

Les Haricots Sont Pas Salés

 

 

 

 

1997 – Fenton RobinsonUS blues guitarist (Tennessee Woman), dies at 62

 

Somebody Loan Me A Dime

Slick and Greasy

The Sky Is Crying

Don’t Start Me To Talkin’

 

 

 

 

1998 – Nelson Goodman, American philosopher (b. 1906)

 

 

 

1998 – Flip WilsonAmerican actor and comedian (b. 1933)

 

The Church Of What’s Happening Now

Early Standup

                                                           Geraldine with Ray Charles                                                           

Flip Wilson Show with Lucille Ball

 

 

 

 

2005 – George Best, former footballer dies at age 59 after suffering multiple organ failures (Manchester United, Northern Ireland)

2006 – Sean Bell, American shooting victim (b. 1983)

2006 – Luciano Bottaro, Italian comic book artist (b. 1931)

2006 – Kenneth M. Taylor, American pilot (b. 1919)

2010 – C. Scott Littleton, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1933)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

380 – Theodosius I makes his adventus, or formal entry, into Constantinople.

496 – Anastasius II succeeds Gelasius I as Catholic Pope

642 – Theodore I begins his reign as Catholic Pope

1105 – Rabbi Nathan ben Yehiel of Rome completes Talmudic dictionary

1190 – Isabella of Jerusalem marries Conrad of Montferrat at Acre, making him de jure King.

1434 – Thames River freezes

 

 

 

1542 – Battle at Solway MossEnglish beat Scottish King James

 

 

 

 

 

1587 – Battle at Auneau: Henri de Guise wins

1639 – 1st observation of transit of Venus occured (only 2, record event)

1642 – Abel Janzoon Tasman discovers Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)

1643 – Battle at Tuttlingen: Beiers army under Gen Mercy beats France

1655 – English Lord Protector Cromwell bans Anglicans

1703 – 1st Lutheran pastor ordained in America, Justus Falckner at Phila

1715 – Thames River freezes

1759 – Destructive eruption of Vesuvius

1832 – South Carolina passes Ordinance of Nullification

1835 – Texas Rangers, mounted police force authorized by Texas Provisional Government

1859 – Charles Darwin publishes “On the Origin of Species”

 

 

 

1863 – Battle of Chattanooga, Columbia & Lookout Mt begins in Tennessee ( see UE Events 11/23)

 

 

 

 

 

1871 – National Rifle Association organized (NYC)

 

 

 

 

 

1874 – Joseph F Glidden patents barbed wire

1896 – 1st US absentee voting law enacted by Vermont

1903 – Clyde Coleman of NYC patents automobile electric starter

1915 – Serbian leader flees to Albania

1917 – Nine police officers and one civilian are killed when a bomb explodes at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin police headquarters building.

1918 – Béla Can forms Hungarian Communist Party

1922 – Italian parliament gives Benito Mussolini dictatorial powers “for 1 year”

1925 – Eugene O’Neill Theater (Coronet, Forrest) opens at 230 W 49th St NYC

1930 – 1st woman pilot on a transcontinental air flight Miss Ruth Nichols (Mineola, NY to California), in a Lockheed-Vega, took 7 days

1932 – In Washington, D.C., the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens.

1936 – Pacifist/anti fascist writer Carl Von Ossietzky sent to concentration camp, award Nobel Peace Prize

 

 

 

1941 – Indian infantry attacks German tanks at Sidi Omar

 

 

 

 

 

1944 – US bombers based on Saipan, begin 1st attack on Tokyo

1948 – Ireland votes for independence from UK

1949 – Britain nationalizes it’s steel & iron industry

 

 

 

1950 – US infantry division conquerors Chonju Korea

 

 

 

 

 

1951 – British auto manufacturers Austin/Moris Motors merge

1954 – Air Force One, 1st US Presidential airplane, christened

1954 – France sends 20,000 soldiers to Algeria

1957 – Cleveland Browns’ fullback Jim Brown sets club record of 237 yds rushing

1960 – Wilt Chamberlain pulls down 55 rebounds in a game (NBA record)

1963 – 1st live murder on TV-Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald

1964 – For 1st time since 1800, residents of Wash DC permitted to vote

1966 – 400 die of respiratory failure & heart attack in killer NYC smog

 

 

 

1969 – Lt William L Calley, charged with massacre of over 100 civilians in My Lai Vietnam in March 1968, ordered to stand trial by court martial (see UE Events 11/12)

 

 

 

 

1971 – Dan “DB” Cooper parachutes from a Northwest AL 727 with $200,000

 

 

 

 

 

1971 – Prison rebellion at Rahway State Prison NJ

1974 – Gerald Ford & Leonid Brezhnev signs SALT-2-treaty

1977 – Miami Bob Greise passes for 6 touchdowns vs St Louis (55-14)

1979 – US admits troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic Agent Orange

1980 – Ronald Reagan Jr marries Doria Palmieri

 

 

 

1981 – 1st air-launched cruise missile tested

 

 

 

 

 

1982 – Yasuhiro Nakasone succeeds Zenko Suzuki as premier of Japan

1983 – PLO exchanges 6 Israeli prisoners for 4,500 Palestinians & Lebanese

1989 – Communist Party resigns in Czechoslovakia

1991 – 1st intl flight from Long Island’s MacArthur Airport (to Mexico)

1991 – Monica Seles, sets female tennis record winning $2,457,758 in a year

1991 – US 75th manned space mission “STS 44″ Atlantis 10 launched

1993 – Brady bill passes establishing 5-day waiting period for handgun sales

1993 – In Liverpool, 11-year-olds Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are convicted of the murder of 2-year-old James Bulger.

1996 – Rookie Karrie Webb wins LPGA Tour Championship

2005 – Leader of the Opposition in the Canadian Parliament Stephen Harper, introduces a motion of no confidence. The motion is passed on November 28 leading to the dissolution of the 38th Canadian Parliament.

2007 – Australians elect the Kevin Rudd-led centre-left Australian Labor Party at the federal election, ending the eleven-year tenure of the John Howard-led centre-right Liberal/National coalition government.

 

 

 

Births

1273 – Alphonso, Earl of Chester, son of Edward I of England (d. 1284)

1394 – Charles, Duke of Orléans, French poet (d. 1465)

1420 – John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (d. 1473)

1583 – Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet (d. 1641)

 

 

 

1632 – Baruch “Benedict” de SpinozaAmsterdamrationalist philosopher

 

 

 

 

 

1642 – Anne Hilarion de Cotentin, earl of Tourville/knight/admiral/marshal

1712 – Willem Bachiene, theologist/geographer/astronomer (Ecclesiastical)

1713 – Laurence Sterne, Ireland, novelist/satirist (Tristram Shandy)

1729 – Alexander Suvorov, Russian general (d. 1800)

1766 – J J Friedrich Weinbrenner, German architect/archaeologist

 

 

 

1784 – Zachary Taylor, (Whig12th Pres (Mar 5, 1849-July 9, 1850)

 

 

 

 

 

1806 – William Webb Ellis, credited with the invention of Rugby (d. 1872)

1815 – James Trapier, N Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1865

1815 – Grace Darling, English heroine (d. 1842)

1829 – William Passmore Carlin, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903

 

 

 

1853 – Bat MastersonAmerican gunfighter (d. 1921)

 

 

 

 

 

1859 – Cass Gilbert, American architect (d. 1934)

 

 

 

1864 – Henri de Toulouse-LautrecFrancepainter (At the Moulin Rouge)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1868 – Scott JoplinUSentertainer/composer (The Entertainer)

 

 

Maple Leaf Rag

The Entertainer

Bethena

Solace

1876 – Walter Griffin, US architect, city planner; designed Canberra, Aust

1886 – Margaret Caroline Anderson, American publisher (d. 1973)

1887 – Erich von Manstein, German military commander (d. 1973)

1888 – Dale Carnegie, author (How to Win Friends & Influence People)

1888 – Fredrick Willius, American cardiologist (d. 1972)

1896 – Charles “Lucky” Luciano, Sicily, NYC Mafia gangster, (d. 1962)

1911 – Walter Goetz, illustrator cartoonist/painter

1912 – Garson Kanin, Rochester NY, playwright/producer (Double Life)

1912 – Geraldine Fitzgerald, Dublin Ireland, actress (Pawnbroker, Easy Money)

1912 – Theodore “Teddy” Wilson, US jazz pianist/arranger

1913 – Gisela Mauermeyer, Germany, discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1936)

1916 – Forrest J Ackerman, invented the term “sci-fi”

1918 – Tom “Stubby” Fouts, Carroll County Ind, actor (Polka-go-round)

1918 – William Strethan “Wild Bill” Davis, musician

1925 – William F. Buckley Jr, New York, American conservative author and commentator (National Review, Firing Line)

1930 – Bob Friend, baseball player

1938 – Oscar Robertson [The Big O], NBA guard (Cin, Milwaukee, Olympic-gold-1960)

 

 

 

1938 – Charles StarkweatherAmerican Spree Killer (d. 1959)

 

 

 

 

 

1939 – Jim Yester, Birmingham Alabama, rock vocalist/guitarist (Association)

1939 – Yoshinobu Miyake, Japan, featherweight (Olympic-gold-1964, 68)

 

 
1941 – Donald “Duck” DunnTN, bassist (Booker T-MG’s , Walkin’ the Dog), (d, 2012)

 

 

Green Onions

TIME IS TIGHT

2 Minute History

BLUES BROTHERS LIVE 1978

 

 

 

 

1941 – Pete Best, drummer (Beatles)

1942 – Billy Connolly, Scotland, comedian/actor (Blue Money)

1942 – Marlin Fitzwater, press secretary (George Bush)

1943 – Lee Michaels, rocker

1946 – Bev[erley] Bevan, Birmingham England, rock drummer (ELO)

 

 

 

1946 – Ted BundyBurlington VTserial murderer

 

 

 

 

 

1947 – Dwight Schultz, Balt Md, actor (A-Team)

1948 – Spider Robinson, Canada, sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Callahan’s Secret)

1948 – Steve Yeager, catcher (LA Dodger)

1950 – Damon Evans, Balt Md, actor (Lionel-The Jeffersons)

1950 – Stanley Livingston, actor (Chip-My 3 Sons)

1952 – Norbert Haug, German motorsport executive (Mercedes Benz)

1955 – Elvis Ramone, American drummer (The Ramones)

1957 – Chris Hayes, California, rock guitarist (Huey Lewis & The News)

1957 – Denise Crosby, Hollywood California, actress (Tasha-Star Trek: Next Gen)

1961 – Carl Sundquist, Indianapolis Ind, cyclist (Olympics-96)

1961 – Arundhati Roy, Indian writer

1962 – John Squire, English pop guitarist (Stone Roses, She Bangs the Drums)

1964 – Brad Sherwood, American comedian

1964 – Tony Rombola, American guitarist (Godsmack)

1965 – Nyla Jane Carroll, New Plymouth NZ, 5k/10k/marathoner (Olympics-96)

1966 – Paul Robinett, American internet personality

1968 – Dawn Robinson, singer (En Vogue)

1968 – Ken Johnson, Quincy Mass, 3×40 rifle (Olympics-1996)

1970 – Chad Taylor, musician (Live)

1970 – Kelly Blair, Prosser Wash, heptathlete

1971 – Cosmas Ndeti, three-time Boston Marathon winner

1974 – Stephen Merchant, British comedian

1976 – Chen Lu, China, figure skater (Olympics-Bronze-94)

1978 – Katherine Heigl, Washington, D.C., actress (Grey’s Anatomy)

 

 

 

Deaths

654 – Emperor Kōtoku of Japan (b. 596)

1192 – Albert I van Leuven/Luik, Belgian bishop of Luik/saint, dies at 27

1468 – Jean de Dunois, French soldier (b. 1402)

1531 – Johannes Oecolampadius, German religious reformer (b. 1482)

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

 

 

 

1572 – John KnoxScottish preacherdies at about 67

 

 

 

 

 

 

1583 – René de Birague, French cardinal and chancellor (b. 1506)

1674 – Franciscus van Enden, Flemish jesuit/free thinker, executed at 72

1770 – Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian (b. 1685)

 

 

 

1781 – James CaldwellAmerican revolutionary (b. 1734)

 

File:James Caldwell American Revolution.jpg

 

 

 

 

1801 – Franz Moritz Graf von Lacy, Austrian field marshal (b. 1725)

 

 

 

1807 – Joseph BrantMohawk leader (b. 1742)

 

 

 

 

 

1840 – Cornelis RT Krayenhoff, fortress architect/cartographer, dies at 82

1863 – Claudius Charles Wilson, Confederate brig-gen during American Civil War, dies of fever at camp in Ringgold, Georgia

1885 – Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1875-85), dies at 27

 

 

 

1916 – Sir Hiram Stevens MaximAmerican-born gunsmith (b. 1840)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1923 – Michel de Klerk, architect (Amsterdam School), dies at 39

1943 – Doris Miller, American navy cook (b. 1919)

1957 – Diego Rivera, Mexican painter, dies at 70

1962 – James J Kilroy, tank inspector (Kilroy was here), dies at 60

1963 – Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK’s assassinator, shot dead by Jack Ruby

1964 – John Fabricius, playwright, dies at 55

1980 – George Raft, actor (Scarface, Johnny Angel, Mr Ace), dies at 85

 

 

 

1985 – Big Joe TurnerAmerican singer (b. 1911)

 

Shake, Rattle & Roll

Flip Flop Fly

Roll ‘Em Pete with Pete Johnson

Cherry Red

 

 

 

 

1990 – Juan Manuel Bordeu, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934)

1991 – Anton Furst, production designer (Batman), dies at 47

1991 – Eric Carr, drummer (Kiss-Beth), dies of cancer at 41

1991 – Freddie Mercury, British singer (Queen), dies of AIDS at 45

1992 – Theo Edison, son of Thomas Edison, dies at 94

 

 

 

1993 – Albert Collinsblues guitarist (Don’t Lose Your Cool), dies at 61(see UE 10/1 Births)

 

Videos

 

 

1993 – Imad Aqal, Palestinian Hamas leader, dies at 24

1994 – Jo Vis, Dutch resistance fighter (Yad Vashem), dies at 88

1994 – Tommy Boyce, songwriter (Boyce & Hart), dies at 55

2001 – Melanie Thornton, American dance/pop singer (b. 1967)

2002 – John Rawls, political philosopher (b. 1921)

2003 – Floquet de Neu, Ecuato Guinean albino gorilla (b. 1964)

2003 – Warren Spahn, Major League Baseball player (b. 1921)

2004 – Arthur Hailey, British-born author (b. 1920)

2005 – Pat Morita, American actor (b. 1932)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

800 – Charlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III.

1165 – Pope Alexander III returns from exile to Rome

1227 – Polish Prince Leszek I the White is assassinated at an assembly of Piast dukes at Gąsawa.

1248 – Conquest of Seville by the Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile.

1334 – St Clemens Flood: Dike breaks at Flemish/Zeeuwse/Dutch coast

1499 – Flemish pretender to the English throne Perkin Warbeck hanged for reportedly attempting to escape from Tower of London. Invaded England in 1497, claiming to be the lost son of King Edward IV

1556 – King Philip II confers with Dutch financial experts

1577 – Water Geuzen under capt Slope enter Amsterdam

1644 – Areopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship, and written by John Milton is published.

 

 

 

1654 – French mathematician, scientistand religious philosopher Blaise Pascal experiences an intensemystical vision that marks him for life.

 

 

 

 

 

1765 – People of Frederick County Md refuse to pay England’s Stamp tax

1783 – Annapolis Maryland, becomes US capital (until June 1784)

1835 – Henry Burden patents Horseshoe manufacturing machine (Troy NY)

1852 – Just past midnight, a sharp jolt causes Lake Merced to drop 30′ (9m)

 

 

 

1863 – Battle of Chattanooga & Orchard KnobTN begins

 

 

 

 

 

1863 – Patent granted for a process of making color photographs

1864 – -25] Battle at Ball’s Ferry Georgia (30 casualties)

1867 – The Manchester Martyrs were hanged in Manchester, England for rescuing two Irish men from jail.

1868 – Louis Ducos du Hauron patents trichrome color photo process

 

 

 

1869 – In Dumbarton, Scotlandthe clipper Cutty Sark is launched – one of the last clippers ever to be builtand the only one still surviving to this day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1887 – Notre Dame loses its 1st football game 8-0 to Michigan

1892 – Battle of Lomani Congo: Belgian unit beats Arabs, 1000-3000 killed

1897 – Andrew J Beard invents “jerry coupler,” to connect railroad cars

1897 – Pencil sharpener patented by J L Love

1899 – 1st jukebox (Palais Royal Hotel, SF)

1899 – Battle at Belmont, Cape colony: general Methuen beats Farmers

1903 – Enrico Caruso US debut (Metropolitan Opera House, NY) in “Rigoletto”

1904 – 3rd Olympic games close in St Louis

1906 – Joseph Smith, leader of the Mormon Church, convicted of polygamy

1909 – Wright Brothers forms million dollar corp to manufacture airplanes

1936 – 1st issue of Life, picture magazine created by Henry R Luce

1942 – Coast Guard Woman’s Auxiliary (SPARS) authorized

1942 – Col-gen Von Paul asks Hitler to surrender

1942 – German 4th & 6th Army surrounded at Stalingrad

1942 – Japans bombing of Port Darwin, Australia

 

 

 

1942 – Poon Lim set adrift for 133 days after his boat is torpedoed

 

 

 

 

 

1943 – US forces take control of Tarawa, Gilbert Island & Makin from Japs

1944 – US 7th army under Gen Patch conquers Straatsburg

1945 – Most US wartime rationing of foods, including meat & butter, ends

1946 – French Navy fire in Haiphong Vietnam, kills 6,000

1948 – Dr Frank G Back (NYC) patents lens to provide zoom effects

1954 – For the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the peak it reached just before the 1929 crash.

1960 – Tinseltown dedicated its Walk of Fame at Hollywood Blvd & Vine St

1962 – Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills is named NL’s MVP

1963 – “Doctor Who,” the long-running British sci-fi series debuts in England

1963 – JFK’s body, lay in repose in East Room of White House

1963 – LBJ proclaims Nov 25 a day of national mourning (for JFK)

1963 – Doctor Who first broadcast

1964 – Vatican abolished Latin as official language of Roman Catholic liturgy

1966 – Chicago outfielder Tommie Agee is voted AL Rookie of Year

1971 – China People’s Republic seated in UN Security Council

1974 – 60 Ethiopia government officials executed

1976 – Apneist Jacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100 m undersea without breathing equipment.

1977 – European weather satellite Meteosat 1 launched from Cape Canaveral

1979 – Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” released, sells 6 million copies in 2 weeks

1980 – 4,800 die in series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy

1982 – Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB & mated for STS-6

1982 – FCC drops limits on duration & frequency of TV ads

1983 – USSR leave weapon disarmament talks

1984 – Boston College QB Doug Flutie passes (472 yards), including game ending 48 yard TD (Hail Mary Pass) to end game & beat Miami 47-45

 

 

 

1985 – 58 die as Egyptian commandos storm hijacked Egyptair jet in Malta

 

 

 

 

 

1985 – Retired CIA analyst Larry Wu-tai Chin, arrested of spying for China

1989 – Pilots Union give up sympathy strike against Eastern Airlines

1991 – A day before he dies, Freddie Mercury, 45, confirms he has AIDS

1991 – Brigham Young Ty Detmer finishes NCAA career with record 4,031 yards passed in a season & 15,031 for career

1992 – 10,000,000 cellular telephone sold

2003 – Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze resigns following weeks of mass protests over flawed elections.

2005 – Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, elected president of Liberia, is the first woman to lead an African country.

2007 – MS Explorer, a cruise liner carrying 154 people, sank in the Antarctic Ocean south of Argentina after hitting an iceberg near the South Shetland Islands.

2009 – The Maguindanao massacre occurs in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Mindanao, Philippines

2010 – The Bombardment of Yeonpyeong occurs on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea. The North Korean artillery attack kills 2 civilians and 2 South Korean marines.

2011 – Arab Spring: After 11 months of protests in Yemen, The Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh Signs a deal to transfer power to the vice president, in exchange for legal immunity.

 

 

 

Births

912 – Otto I, the Great, German king, Holy Roman emperor (962-73)

1221 – Alfonso X (the Wise), king of Castile & Leon (1252-84)

1402 – Jean de Dunois, French soldier (d. 1468)

1417 – William FitzAlan, 16th Earl of Arundel, English politician (d. 1487)

1553 – Prospero Alpini, Italy, botanist/physician (De Medocoma Aegyptorum)

1616 – John Wallis, English mathematician/cryptographer (product of Wallis)

1632 – Jean Mabillon, French palaeographer and diplomat (d. 1707)

1705 – Thomas Birch, English historian (d. 1766)

1715 – Pierre Charles Le Monnier, French astronomer (d. 1799)

1749 – Edward Rutledge, (Gov-SC)/attorney/signer (Decl of Independence)

 

 

 

1804 – Franklin PierceHillsboro NH, (D14th Pres (1853-1857)

 

 

 

 

 

1809 – Horatio Phillips Van Cleve, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1815 – William Dennison, postmaster/general (Union), died in 1882

 

 

 

1819 – Benjamin Mayberry PrentissMjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1901

 

 

 

 

 

1820 – Isaac Todhunter, British mathematician (d. 1884)

1837 – Johannes van der Waals, Leiden, Netherlands, physicist (Nobel 1910, Liquid & Gas States), (d. 1923)

 

 

 

1859 – Billy the Kid, [William H Bonney], NYCfrontier outlaw, (d. 1881)

 

 

 

 

 

1860 – Karl Branting, Sweden, statesman/diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize 1921)

1864 – Henry Bourne Joy, American automobile executive (d. 1936)

1869 – Valdemar Poulsen, Danish engineer (d. 1942)

 

 

 

1878 – Ernest J KingUS fleet admiral/Chief of Naval Operations (WW II)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1883 – Jose Clemente Orozco, Mexico, painter (Epic of Culture in New World)

 

 

 

1887 – Boris Karloff, [William H Pratt], Dulwich Engldactor (Frankenstein)

 

 

 

 

 

1887 – Henry Moseley, English physicist (d. 1915)

1888 – Harpo Marx, [Adolph] NYC, actor/comedian (Marx brothers)

1894 – Ture Persson, Sweden, sprinter (Olympic-silver-1912)

1897 – Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian writer (d. 1999)

 

 

 

1902 – Aaron BankAmerican OSS officer and founder of the US Army Special Forces (d. 2004)

 

 

 

 

1908 – Nelson S. Bond, American science fiction writer (d. 2006)

1914 – [Arthur] Wilson “Bob” Tucker, US, sci-fi author (Time Masters)

1920 – Wayne Thiebaud, American painter

 

 

 

1923 – R. L. BurnsideAmerican bluesman ,musician (d. 2005)

 

Poor Black Mattie

Rollin and Tumblin

Goin’ Down South

 

 

 

 

1923 – Billy Haughton, American harness driver and trainer (d. 1986)

1925 – Johnny Mandel, American songwriter

1931 – Yevgeni Grischin, USSR, 500m/1500m speed skater (Oly-gold-1956, 60)

1931 – Gloria Lynne, American singer

1932 – Michael Knight, air chief marshall/British leader (NATO)

1933 – Hayes Jenkins, US, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1956)

1934 – Michael Wayne, producer (McQ, Chisum, Green Berets, McLintock)

1934 – Robert Towne, producer/screenwriter (Chinatown)

1939 – Betty Everett, US singer (Getting Mighty Crowded)

1941 – Franco Nero, Italian actor

1942 – Susan Anspach, American actress

1943 – Andrew Goodman, civil rights worker, murdered in 1964

1944 – Joe Eszterhas, screenwriter (Basic Instinct, Showgirls)

 

 

 

1945 – Steve LandesbergBronx NYcomedian/actor (Barney Miller)

 

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1946 – Diana Quick, London England, actress (Brideshead, Big Sleep, Odd Job)

1948 – Bruce Vilanch, American comedy writer

1951 – Bernd Landvoigt, German DR, coxless pairs (Olympics-gold-1976)

1951 – David Rappaport, London England, 3’11” actor (Wizard, Time Bandits)

1952 – Bill Troiano, musician

1954 – Bruce Hornsby, Williamsburg Va, rock vocalist

1955 – Steven Brust, [Karl Zoltan], US, sci-fi author (Yendi, Jhereg)

1956 – Shane Gould, Brisbane Queensland, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1972)

1957 – John “Jellybean” Benitez, music producer

1959 – Dominique Dunne, American actress (d. 1982)

1960 – Jayananda Warnaweera, cricketer (Sri Lankan fastish off-spin bowler)

1960 – Robin Roberts, American television reporter

1961 – Keith Ablow, American psychiatrist and author

1962 – Mike Nocito, rocker

1965 – Rodion Gataullin, Uzbekistan, pole vaulter (Olympics-silver-88)

1966 – Charlie Grover, musician (Sponge)

1967 – Diane O’Grady, North Bay Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)

1968 – Hamid Hassani, Iranian scholar and lexicographer

1970 – Oded Fehr, Israeli actor

1980 – David Britz, American nano-technologist

1980 – Jonathan Papelbon, American baseball player

1991 – Anurag Kashyap, 2005 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion

1992 – Miley Cyrus, Nashville, Tennessee, actress and singer (Hannah Montana, The Climb)

 

 

 

Deaths

615 – Columbanus, Irish monastery founder/poet/saint (Poenitentiale), dies

947 – Berthold, Duke of Bavaria

955 – Edred, King of England (b. c. 923)

1249 – Ajjoeb, sultan of Egypt, dies

1407 – Louis, duke of Orleans, murdered

1503 – Bona of Savoy, Italian noblewoman (b. 1449)

1503 – Margaret of York, wife of Charles I, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1446)

 

 

 

1616 – Richard HakluytEnglish writer , geographer (b. 1552)

 

 

 

 

 

1763 – Friedrich Graf von Seckendorf, German soldier (b. 1673)

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

1814 – Elbridge Gerry, US merchant/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 70

1865 – René E de Russy, West Indian/US brig-general, dies at about 75

1902 – Walter Reed, US bacteriologist (Yellow Fever), dies

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

1937 – George Albert Boulenger, Belgian naturalist (b. 1858)

 

 

 

1973 – Sessue Hayakawaactor (Tokyo Joe)dies of cerebral thrombosis at 83

 

 

 

 

 

1974 – Cornelius Ryanwar reporter/historian (Bridge too Far), dies at 54

 

 

 

 

 

1979 – Merle Oberon, actress (Assignment Foreign Legion), dies at 68

1990 – Bo Diaz, catcher, crushed to death by a satellite dish at 37

 

 

 

1990 – Roald DahlBritish short story author (Sweet Mystery of Life), dies at 74

 

 

 

 

 

1991 – Klaus Kinski, actor (Android, Little Drummer Girl), dies at 65

1992 – Ray Acuff, country singer (Wahbash Cannonball), dies

1993 – Gerarda “Meik” Rueter, sculptor, dies at 89

1995 – Junior Walker, tenor saxophonist, dies of cancer at 64

1995 – Louis Malle, film director (Pretty Baby), dies at 63

2001 – O.C. Smith, American singer (b. 1932)

2006 – Betty Comden, American lyricist (b. 1917)

 

 

 

2006 – Alexander LitvinenkoRussian spy (b. 1962)

 

 

 

 

 

2006 – Anita O’Day, American singer (b. 1919)

2006 – Willie Pep, American boxer (b. 1922)

2011 – Oscar Griffin Jr, American journalist and 1963 Pulitzer Prize winner, dies at 78

2011 – Jim Rathmann, 1960 Indianapolis 500 winner, dies at 83

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

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

 

 

 

 

 

235 – St Anterus begins his reign as Catholic Pope

695 – Pope Sergius names Willibrord as Archbishop Clemens of Friezen

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

1317 – Frederik of Sierck/Zyrick becomes bishop of Utrecht

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

1620 – Pilgrim Fathers reach America: Provincetown Harbor, Mass

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

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

 

 

 

1759 – Battle at MaxenPrussian army surrenders to Austrians

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

1787 – Andrew Jackson admitted to bar

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

1794 – Honolulu Harbor discovered

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

1813 – Stettin surrenders to allied armies

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

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

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

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

1864 – -22] Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia

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

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

1876 – Skirmish between HM Stanley’s expedition & natives

1906 – China prohibits opium trade

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1945 – General Motors workers go on strike

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1965 – 1st freighter arrives in Ashdod Port Israel

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

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

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

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

1973 – Pete Rose wins NL MVP

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981 – 400,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against cruise missiles

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

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

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

1989 – TV cameras permitted in British House of Commons

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1995 – Israel grants jailed US spy Jason Pollard, citizenship

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Births

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

1561 – Carolus Scribani, Italian/Flemish jesuit/author

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

1768 – Friedrich Schleiermacher, German theologist/philosopher

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

1860 – Tom HornAmerican gunman (d. 1903)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1867 – Vladimir N Ipatiev, Russian chemist

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

 

 

 

1904 – Coleman Hawkinsvirtually created tenor saxophone for jazz

 

After Midnight

Body and Soul

Lover Man

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

 

 

 

 

1916 – Sid Luckman, NFL QB (Chicago Bears)

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

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

1922 – Abe Lemons, American basketball coach

1924 – Christopher Tolkien, British author

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

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

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

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

1933 – Frank Brake, English multi-millionaire

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

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

1933 – Joseph Campanella, American actor

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

 

 

 

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

 

Such a Night

“There Must Be A Better World Somewhere”

Didn’t He Ramble ; Closer Walk With Thee

Goodnight Irene

 

 

 

 

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

1940 – Richard Marcinko, American author

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

 

 

 

1942 – Tweety Birdcartoon character

 

Videos

 

 

 

1942 – Afa Anoa’i, Samoan/American wrestler

 

 

 

1943 – Larry MahanOregonrodeo champ (1967-70)

 

 

 

 

 

1943 – Phil Bredesen, American politician

1943 – Viktor Sidjak, Russian fencer

1943 – Jacques Laffite, French former racing driver

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

1948 – George Zimmer, American entrepreneur

1948 – Alphonse Mouzon, American jazzist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1962 – Sabine Busch, German athlete

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

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

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

1967 – Toshihiko Koga, Japanese Judoka

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

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

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

1972 – Rain Phoenix, American singer/actress

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

1975 – Chris Moneymaker, American poker player

1976 – Daniel Whiston, British ice skater

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

1982 – Georgios Kalogiannidis, Greek archer

1982 – Ryan Starr, American singer

1984 – Álvaro Bautista, Spanish motorcycle racer

1984 – Jena Malone, American Actress

1987 – Brian Douwes, Dutch kickboxer and martial artist

 

 

 

Deaths

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

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

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

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

1579 – Thomas Gresham, English merchant and financier

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

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

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

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

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

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

1899 – Garret Augustus Hobart, 24th VP, dies

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

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

1941 – Juanita Spellini, first women executed in Calif

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

1986 – Dar RobinsonAmerican film stuntman (b. 1947)

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

Sweet Home Chicago

Steady Rollin Man

Kindhearted Woman Blues

Ramblin’ On My Mind

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1194 – Palermo is conquered by Emperor Henry VI.

1272 – Edward I proclaimed King of England

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

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

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

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

1583 – Duke of Parma conquerors Aalst

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

1755 – English minister William Pitt Sr resigns

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

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

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

 

 

 

1817 – 1st Seminole War begins in Florida

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

1866 – Howard University founded (Washington DC)

1866 – Pierre Lalemont patents rotary crank bicycle

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

1888 – William Bundy patents timecard clock

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

1894 – US intervenes in Bluefields, Nicaragua

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

 

 

 

1910 – Revolution broke out in Mexicoled by Francisco I Madero

 

 

 

 

 

1914 – US State Department starts requiring photographs for passports

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

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

1920 – Nobel Peace Prize awarded to US president W Wilson

1923 – Garrett Morgan invents & patents traffic signal

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

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

1932 – Earthquake at Uden Netherlands

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

1940 – German air raid on Birmingham fails

1940 – Hungary joins 3 Power pact

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

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

1941 – German Q/pirate ship Kormoran sinks near Australia

1942 – 26th Russian Armoured Corps recaptures Perelazovski

1942 – British 8th Army recaptures Benghazi, Libya

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

1943 – U-538 sinks in Atlantic Ocean

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1959 – UN adopts Universal Declaration of Children’s Rights

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

1966 – Dallas sacks Pittsburgh QBs an NFL record 12 times

1966 – Men in Zurich vote against female suffrage

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

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

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

1969 – Pele scores his 1,000th soccer goal

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

1975 – Ronald Reagan announced candidacy for Rep nomination for president

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

1981 – Anatoly Karpov, USSR retains world chess championship

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

1982 – Drew Barrymore at age 7 hosts Saturday Night Live

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

1984 – McDonald’s made its 50 billionth hamburger

 

 

 

1984 – SETI is founded.

 

 

 

 

 

1985 – Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released.

1986 – Afghanistan President Babrak Karmal flees

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

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

1992 – Queen Elizabeth’s home Windsor Castle catches fire

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Births

270 – Maximinus, Roman Emperor (d. 313)

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

1602 – Otto von Guericke, inventor (air pump)

1606 – Abraham de Wicquefort, Dutch diplomat/historian

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

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

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

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

1752 – Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Christabel)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

1889 – Edwin Hubbleastronomer (discoverer of galaxiesred shift)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

1897 – Lores Bonney, aviator

1900 – Chester Gould, cartoonist (Dick Tracy)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1916 – Evelyn Keyes, American actress

1917 – Max Georg Baumann, composer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

1936 – Don DeLillo, American author

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

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

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

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

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

1945 – Dan McBride, rocker (Sha Na Na)

 

 

 

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

 

Whipping Post

Studio Jams 1 thu 6 with Eric Clapton

Dark Star / Spanish Jam 1970 with Grateful Dead

Mean Old World with Eric Clapton

 

 

 

 

1946 – Judy Woodruff, newscaster (McNeil Lehrer Report)

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

 

 

 

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

 

Funk 49

Walk Away

Rocky Mountain Way

Life’s Been Good Live

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

1948 – John R. BoltonAmerican ambassador

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

1955 – Timothy Kristian Charles Mace, Great Britain, cosmonaut

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

1956 – Sergei Gayevich Severin, Russian cosmonaut

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

1958 – Rickson Gracie, Brazilian Mixed Martial Artist

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

1961 – Tim Harvey, British racing driver

1963 – Timothy Gowers, British mathematician

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

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

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

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

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

1972 – Sheema Kalbasi, Iranian born poet

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

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

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

1975 – Dierks Bentley, American singer

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

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

 

 

 

1977 – Josh TurnerAmerican  country singer

 

Your Man                                            King of the Road with Randy Travis

Why Don’t We Just Dance                                               Everything Is Fine

Haywire

 

 

 

 

1978 – Nadine Velazquez, American actress and model

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

1984 – Ferdinando Monfardini, Italian racing driver

1985 – Juan Cruz Álvarez, Argentine racing driver

 

 

 

Deaths

869 – King Edmund of East Anglia

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

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

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

1518 – Marmaduke Constable, English soldier

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

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

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

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

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

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

1764 – Christian Goldbach, German mathematician, dies

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1997 – Robert Palmer, rock critic, dies at 52

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

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

 

Videos

 

 

 

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
ting NY to NJ opens

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...

 

 

 

File:USS Mount Hood (AE-11);NH 95405.jpg

 

 

 

 

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

 

 Videos

 

 

 

 

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)