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Today In The Past

 

Events

 

768 - Charles the Great & Charlamane II divide French republic

869 - Charles the Bare crowned king of Lotharingen

 

 

 

1003 - Leif Erikson lands in L’Anse aux MeadowsCanadabecoming the first European to reach America.

 

 

 

 

 

1192 - Richard Coeur de Leeuw leaves Jerusalem in disguise

1238 - James I of Aragon conquers Valencia and founds the Kingdom of Valencia.

1446 - Korean Hangual alphabet devised

1514 - King Louis XII of France marries Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII (sister of Henry VIII)

1595 - The Spanish army captures Cambrai.

1617 - Peace of Pavia (Spain & Savoye)

 

 

 

1635 - Religious dissident Roger Williams banished from Mass Bay Colony

 

 

 

 

 

1701 - Collegiate School of Ct (Yale U), chartered in New Haven

1708 - Battle at Lesnaya: Russian army captures Swedish convoy

1740 - Neth gov-general Adriaen Valckenier allows murder of 8000 Chinese inhabitants of Batavia

1760 - 7 Year’s War: Russian forces occupy Berlin.

1799 - British frigate HMS Lutine sinks off Dutch coast with the loss of 240 men and a cargo worth £1,200,000.

1804 - Hobart Tasmania founded

1806 - Prussia declares war on France.

.1837 - Steamboat “Home” sinks off Okracoke NC killing 100

1837 - Meeting at the U.S. Naval Academy establishes the U.S. Naval Institute.

 

 

 

1854 - The siege of Sebastopol begins.

 

 

 

 

 

1855 - Isaac Singer patents sewing machine motor

1855 - Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Mass patents 1st calliope

 

 

 

1864 - Battle of Tom’s Brook-Confederate cavalry that harassed Sheridan’s campaign is whipped by Custer & Merrit’s cavalry divisions

 

 

 

 

 

1865 - 1st US underground pipeline for carrying oil is laid in Pennsylvania

1872 - Aaron Montgomery started his mail-order business

1876 - 1st 2-way telephone conversation, 1st over outdoor wires

1877 - American Humane Association organizes (Cleveland)

 

 

 

1888 - Washington Monument opens for public admittance

 

 

 

 

 

1900 - 8.3 earthquake shakes Cape Yakataga, Alaska

1903 - 11″ (28.4 cm) rainfall in 24 hrs (NYC)

1909 - Ty Cobb steals home in World Series game

1914 - German troops take Antwerp in World War I

1915 - Gil Anderson races auto (165.1 km record) in Sheepshead Bay, NY

 

 

 

1930 - 1st transcontinental flight by a woman completedLaura Ingalls

 

 

 

 

 

1936 - Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to LA

1941 - A coup in Panama declares Ricardo Adolfo de la Guardia Arango the new president.

1944 - British PM Winston Churchill arrives in Russia for talks with Stalin

1946 - 1st electric blanket manufactured; sold for $39.50

1947 - 1st telephone conversation between a moving car & a plane

1953 - British premier Winston Churchill aproves Guyanese Constitution

1953 - Conrad Adenauer elected West German chancellor

1958 - Israeli navy inaugrates it’s 1st submarine

1961 - Volcano eruptions on Tristan de Cunha (South Atlantic)

1962 - NASA civilian test pilot John B McKay takes X-15 to 39,200 m

1963 - British premier Harold MacMillan, resigns

 

 

 

1963 - Dam in Piave valley Italybreaks’ about 2,000 die

 

 

 

 

 

1963 - Hurricane Flora ravages Cuba & Haiti, kills 6,000

1965 - Beatles’ “Yesterday,” single goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks

1968 - Government seizes oil fields in Peru

1970 - Khmer Republic (Cambodia) declares independence

1973 - Elvis & Priscilla Presley divorce after 6 years

1973 - Israel announces loss of Bar-Lev defense line in Suez Canal

1974 - Frank Robinson became 1st Black baseball manager (Cleve Indians)

1974 - Race riot in Boston due to “busing”

 

 

 

1975 - Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1977 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Houston Exchange Clubs Golf Classic

1977 - Soyuz 25 launched to Saluyt 6, but returned after failing to dock

1980 - Nobel prize for literature awarded to Czeslaw Milosz

1981 - Abolition of capital punishment in France.

1982 - Attack on synagouge in Rome, 1 dead

1983 - 4 South Korean government ministers assassinated in Rangoon Burma

 

 

 

1984 - Kathy Sullivan becomes 1st US woman to walk in space

 

Kathryn Sullivan (NASA Photo)

 

 

 

 

1985 - Central Park’s Strawberry Fields, dedicated

1986 - Senate convicted US District Judge Harry E Claiborne making him 5th federal official to be removed from office through impeachment

1987 - Japanese bank buys “Lady McGill” stamp for $1,100,000

1990 - David Hackett Souter, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

1990 - Radio stations around world play “Imagine” honoring John Lennon

1990 - Saddam threatens to hit Israel with a new missile

1992 - Great meteorite seen from Kentucky to NY

1992 - A 13 kilogram (est.) meteorite lands in the driveway of the Knapp residence in Peekskill, New York, destroying the family’s 1980 Chevrolet Malibu

1994 - Darmstadt creates element 110

1997 - Hurricane kills 123 in Acapulco Mexico

 

 

 

1999 - The last flight of the SR-71.

 

 

 

 

 

2001 - Second mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attack.

2006 - North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device.

2007 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at an all-time high.

2009 - First lunar impact of the Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts as part of NASA’s Lunar Precursor Robotic Program.

 

 

 

Births

 

1201 - Robert de Sorbonfounded Sorbonne UniversityParis

 

 

 

 

 

1221 - Salimbene di Adam, Italian chronicler

1261 - Dionysius, the Justified, king of Portugal (1279-1325)

1328 - King Peter I of Cyprus (d. 1369)

1581 - Claude G Bachet de Meziriac, French mathematician/theologist

1704 - Ján Andrej Segner, Slovak and German mathematician, physicist, and physician (d. 1777)

1757 - Charles X, reactionary king of France (1824-30); deposed

1822 - George Sykes, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1880

1823 - Mary Ann Shadd Cary, 1st black US newspaper publishers

1840 - Simeon Solomon, British artist (d. 1905)

1852 - Hermann Emil Fischer, Euskirchen, Rhine Province, chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 1919)

1858 - Gerard L F Philips, Dutch engineer/manufacturer (Philips)

 

 

 

1859 - Alfred Dreyfusaccused Jewish French officer (Dreyfus Affair)

 

 

 

 

 

1873 - Karl Schwarzschild, German astronomer (Schwarzschild effect)

1884 - Martin Elmer Johnson, explorer/photographer

1888 - Hank Patterson, Alabama, actor (Gunsmoke, Fred Ziffel-Green Acres)

1888 - Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin, Russian politician (d. 1938)

1892 - Ivo Andric, Yugoslavia, novelist (Bridge on Drina, Nobel Prize for Literature 1961)

 

 

 

1899 - Bruce CattonUShistorian/writer (Civil War)

 

 

 

 

 

1900 - Alastair Sim, Edinburgh Scot, actor (Christmas Carol, Stage Fright)

1908 - Harry Hooton, Australian poet (d. 1961)

1908 - Lee Wiley, American jazz singer (d. 1975)

 

 

 

1911 - Joe RosenthalAmerican photographer (d. 2006)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1918 - E Howard Hunt, Hamburg NY, involved in Watergate break-in

1918 - Lila Kedrova, Russian-born actress (d. 2000)

1920 - Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian author (d. 1976)

1924 - Robert A Rushworth, Madison Maine, test pilot (X-15)

1925 - Johnny Stompanato, American organized crime figure (d. 1958)

1928 - Einojuhani Rautavaara, Helsinki Finland, composer (Kaivos)

1931 - Tony Booth, British actor and father of Cherie Blair

1939 - O V Wright, rocker

1940 - Joe Pepitone, baseball 1st baseman (NY Yankee)

1940 - John Lennon[Winston/Ono], Liverpool, rocker/Beatle (Imagine), (d. 1980)

1941 - Brian Lamb, Founder of c-span

1943 - Mike Peters, American cartoonist

1944 - John Entwistle, London, rock guitarist/vocalist (Who-Baba O’Riley)

1944 - Nona Hendrix, R & B singer (Patti LaBelle & Blue Belles)

1945 - Jeannie C Riley, Texas, singer (Harper Valley PTA, Hee Haw)

1945 - Naftali Bon, Kapsabet Kenya, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1968)

 

 

 

1948 - Dave Samuelsvibraphonist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)

 

All the Things You Are with Alfredo Naranjo

Morning Dance

Dave Samuels Trio

 

 

 

 

1948 - Jackson Browne, US Base in Germany, rock voclaist (Lawyers in Love)

1950 - Jody Williams, American teacher and aid worker, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

1952 - Sharon Osbourne, Brixton, South London, TV personality and wife of Ozzy Osbourne

1953 - Tony Shalhoub, actor (Antonio Scarpacci-Wings, Big Night)

1954 - Scott Bakula, St Louis MO, actor (Quantum Leap, Gung Ho, Murphy Brown)

1955 - Steve Ovett, England, runner (Olympics-800m gold, 1500m bronze-1980)

1957 - Yuri Vladimirovich Usachyov, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-18, TM-23)

1958 - Michael Pare, American actor

1961 - Julian Bailey, British racing driver

1964 - Guillermo del Toro, Mexican film director

1966 - Christopher Östlund, Swedish publisher and entrepreneur

1966 - David Cameron, British politician

1969 - P.J. Harvey, English musician

1970 - Annika Sorenstam, Stockholm Sweden, LPGA golfer (1995 US Women’s Open)

1971 - Simon Atlee, British photographer (d. 2004)

1973 - Terry Balsamo, American guitarist

1979 - Todd Kelly, Australian racing driver

1981 - Zachery Ty Bryan, Denver CO, actor (Brad-Home Improvement)

 

 

 

Deaths

 

1047 - Clemens II, [Suitger], Pope (1046-47), dies (b. 1005)

1253 - Grosseteste, an English scholar, dies at 78

1390 - Johan I, king of Castile (1379-90), dies

1423 - Frederik III of Blankenheim, bishop of Straatsburg/Utrecht, dies

1555 - Justus Jonas, German Protestant reformer (b. 1493)

1562 - Gabriele Falloppio, Italian anatomist and early advocate for the use of condoms. (b. 1523)

1597 - Ashikaga Yoshiaki, Japanese shogun (b. 1537)

1729 - Richard Blackmore, English physician and writer (b. 1654)

1806 - Benjamin Banneker, astronomer/mathematician, dies at 74

1831 - Joannis Capodistrias, Pres of Greece (1829-31), murdered

1906 - Joseph F Glidden, inventor (barbed wire), dies

1912 - Millie & Christine, Siamese twins, dies at 61

1918 - Michail V Alekseyev, Russian general (WW I), murdered at 60

1924 - Valery Bryusov, Russian writer and critic (b. 1873)

1934 - J-Louis-F Barthou, French writer/premier/foreign minister, murdered

1934 - King Alexander, of Yugoslavia, killed by Georgief (Croatian terrorist)

1943 - Gerard W Kerncamp, historian/editor-in-chief (Green Amsterdam), dies

1943 - Jan Dieters, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN), executed

1943 - Lou Jansen, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN), executed

1943 - Pieter Zeeman, naturalist (Nobel 1902), dies

1960 - Howard Glenn, NY Titan, dies of injuries sustain in this day’s game

1962 - Lulu McConnell, comediene (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 80

 

 

 

1967 - Ernesto “Che” Guevara, Argentine Marxist revolutionary and physician, executed in Bolivia at 39 (see also Uncurrent Events 10/08)

 

 

 

 

 

1968 - Pierre Mulele, Congolese rebel leader, executed

1974 - Oskar Schindler, German businessman (b. 1908)

1987 - Clare A Booth Luce, US diplomat/journalist, dies at 84

1988 - Felix Wankel, developer of Wankel rotary engine, dies

1991 - Thalmus Rasulala, actor (Blacula), dies of heart attack at 51

1993 - Geert de Vlaeminck, Belgian champion cyclist, dies at 26

1994 - Fred Lebow, US founder of New York Marathon, dies of cancer

1994 - James Hill, English director/screenwriter (Born Free), dies at 75

1995 - Alec Douglas-Home, PM of Britain (1963-64), dies

1995 - Phillip Jack Oppenheimer, diamond trader, dies at 83

1996 - Richard Clarkson, aerodynamicist, dies at 94

 

 

 

1999 - Milt JacksonAmerican jazz vibraphonist (b. 1923)

 

Round Midnight

Bag’s Groove

Take the “A” Train

How Long Blues with Ray Charles

 

 

 

 

1999 - Akhtar Hameed Khan, pioneer of Microcredit in developing countries (b. 1914)

2000 - Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1918)

2001 - Herbert Ross, American film director and producer (b. 1927)

2002 - Aileen Wournos, American serial killer sentenced to death (b. 1956)

2005 - Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (b. 1913)

2006 - Raymond Noorda, American co-founder and long time CEO of Novell (b. 1924)

2011 - Pavel Karelin, Russian skijumper (b. 1989)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

Events

 

 314 - Battle at Cibalae: emperor Constantine beats emperor Licinius

451 - Council of Chalcedon (4th ecumenical council) opens

 876 - Battle at Andernach: Louis the Young beats Charles the Bare

1075 - Dmitar Zvonimir is crowned king of Croatia.

1480 - Great standing on the Ugra river, a standoff between the forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde, and the Grand Duke Ivan III of Russia, which resulted in the retreat of the Tataro-Mongols and eventual disintegration of the Horde.

1604 - Supernova “Kepler’s nova” 1st sighted

1633 - Massachusetts Bay Colony forms its 1st government

 

 

 

1769 - Captain James Cook is the first European to land in New Zealand (Poverty bay

 

 

 

 

 

 

1806 - British forces lay siege to French port of Boulogne using Congreve rockets, invented by Sir William Congreve

1856 - Chinese police board British vessel Arrow, arrest 12 Chinese crewmen on suspicion of piracy & lower Brit flag, begins 2nd Anglo-Chinese War

1860 - Telegraph line between LA & SF opens

1862 - Battle of Perryville, KY-Confederate invasion halted

1862 - Otto von Bismarck becomes German republic chancellor

1865 - Earthquake in Santa Cruz Mountains

1871 - Gas explosion destroys Peshtigo, Wisconsin

 

 

 

1871 - Great Fire kills 200destroys over 4 square miles (10 square kmof Chicago buildings, & original Emancipation Proclamation

 

 

 

 

 

 

1873 - 1st women’s prison run by women opens at Indiana Reformatory Institute

1879 - War of the Pacific: the Chilean Navy defeats the Peruvian Navy in the Battle of Angamos, Peruvian Admiral Miguel Grau is killed in the encounter.

1896 - Dow Jones starts reporting an average of selected industrial stocks

 

 

 

1904 - 1st Vanderbilt Cup auto race (HicksvilleLong IslandNY)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1906 - Karl Nessler demonstrates 1st ‘permanent wave’ for hair, in London

 

 

 

1915 - Battle of Loosalmost 430,000 FrenchBritish & Germans killed

 

 

 

 

 

 

1918 - Sgt Alvin York single-handedly kills 25captures 132 Germans (see also Uncurrent Events 9/02)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1927 - Sea battle at Navarino (Greece freed of Ottoman occupation)

1934 - Bruno Hauptmann is indicted for murder of Lindbergh’s son

 

 

 

1942 - Fight at MatanikauGuadalcanal (John Hersey-Into the Valley)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1945 - Harry Truman announced atomic bomb secret shared with Britain & Canada

1946 - Kwo-less-shrew selects Gen Chiang Kai-shek as president of China

1952 - 2 trains collide with a derailed commuter train, kills 112 (England)

1952 - Chinese offensive in Korea

1955 - Worlds most powerful aircraft carrier, Saratoga (US), launched

1956 - Don Larsen, NY, pitches only perfect World Series game, vs Brooklyn

1957 - Soviet spy Jack Sobel sentenced to 7 years (NYC)

1957 - Turkish & Syrian border guards exchange fire

1961 - US Constellation crashes at Richmond Virginia, 74 die

1962 - Spiegel scandal: Der Spiegel publishes the article “Bedingt abwehrbereit” (“Conditionally prepared for defense”) about a NATO manoeuver called “Fallex 62″, which uncovered the sorry state of the Bundeswehr (Germany’s army) facing the communist threat from the east at the time. The magazine was soon accused of treason

 

 

 

 

1967 - Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1969 - The opening rally of the Days of Rage occursorganized by the Weather Underground in Chicago, Illinois.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1970 - Soviet author Alexander I Solzhenitsyn wins Nobel Prize for Literature

1971 - John Lennon releases his megahit “Imagine”

1972 - Harold Carmichael begins NFL streak of 127 consecutive game receptions

1974 - Franklin National Bank collapses due to fraud and mismanagement; at the time it was the largest bank failure in the history of the United States.

1980 - Bob Marley collapses on stage, brought to Sloan-Kettering Hospital

1980 - British Leyland starts selling Mini Metro

1981 - USAC appeals panel restores disputed Indy 500 victory to Bobby Unser

1981 - Pres Reagan greeted predecessors Jimmy Carter, Gerald R Ford & Richard Nixon before sending them to Egypt for Anwar Sadat’s funeral

1982 - Poland bans Solidarity & all labor unions

1985 - Little Richard seriously injured in a car accident

1986 - RUN DMC calls for a day of peace among LA street gangs

1988 - Fire in Seattle’s Space Needle causes evacuation, $2,000 damage

1990 - US doctors Joseph E Murray & E Donnall Thomas win Nobel Prize

1992 - Pioneer Venus Orbiter (1st Venus orbiter-1978), crashes into Venus

1995 - Dolphin’s Dan Marino breaks Tarkenton’s NFL career completions record

1999 - New Coligny Calendar, NCC, The beginning of a new era of the Coligny calendar, the oldest material Celtic calendar.

2001 - U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.

 

 

 

 

Births

 

1515 - Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox (d. 1578)

1619 - Philipp von Zesen, German poet/historian (Amsterdam)

1676 - Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, Spanish scholar (d. 1764)

1713 - Yechezkel Landau, Polish rabbi and Talmudist (d. 1793)

1715 - Michel Benoist, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1774)

1818 - John Henninger Reagan, Atty Gen (Confederacy)

1838 - John Milton Hay, politician (Union), died in 1905

1869 - J Frank Duryea, inventor (1st auto built & operated in US)

1883 - Otto Heinrich Warburg, German physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1970)

1883 - Dick Burnett, American musician (d. 1977)

1889 - C. E. Woolman, American airline founder (d. 1966)

 

 

 

1890 - Eddie Rickenbackeraviator “Ace of Aces” (WW I)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1900 - Geoffrey Alan Jellicoe, landscape architect

1910 - Gus Hall, American union organizer and head of the U.S. Communist Party (d. 2000)

1917 - Danny Murtaugh, baseball manager (Pittsburgh Pirates)

1917 - Billy Conn, American boxer (d. 1993)

 

 

 

1920 - Frank [Patrick] HerbertUSsci-fi author (Dune)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1927 - César Milstein, Argentine scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)

1934 - Doc Green, rocker (Drifters)

1936 - Rona Barrett, NYC, gossip columnist (Tomorrow Show)

1938 - David Willis, British journalist (BBC World Service)

 

 

 

1939 - Paul HoganAustraliaactor (Crocodile DundeeLightning Jack)

 

Paul Hogan’s Awesome Speech At The Oscars             Perce the Wino

                   Join the Australian Army                                                Alternative Olympics (Aussie Games)

Family Picnic                                                                 Leo Wanker Gets Towed

            S.W.A.T.T.                                                                    Commonwealth Religious Games

Dangers of Cycling                                                       A Fistful of Ravioli

 

 

 

 

 

1939 - Lynne Stewart, American civil liberties lawyer

1941 - Jesse Jackson, Greenville SC, clergyman/presidential candidate (D)

1943 - Chevy Chase, NYC, comedian/actor (SNL, Vacation, Fletch, Caddyshack)

1943 - R L Stine, Columbus, Ohio, children’s book writer (Goosebumps)

1945 - Roy Royer, rock guitarist (Procol Harum)

1947 - Yelena Ivanovna Dobrokvashina, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-15a)

1948 - Johnny Ramone [Cummings], Long Island, New York, American rock guitarist (Ramones)

1948 - Stefanie Marrian, Paris France, comedienne (Benny Hill Show)

1948 - Benjamin Cheever, American novelist and editor

1949 - Hamish Stuart, Scotland, guitarist/singer (Average White Band)

1949 - Michael Rose, rocker (Average White Band)

1949 - Sigourney Weaver [Susan Alexandra] , LA, actress (Alien, Working Girl)

1955 - Bill Elliott, auto racer (Daytona-1978)

 

 

 

1955 - Lonnie PitchfordAmerican blues musician

 

National Down Home Blues Festival

My Babe

If I had Possession Over Judgement Day

 

 

 

 

 

1956 - Janice E Voss Ford, South Bend Ind, PhD/Astronaut (STS 57, 63, 83, 94)

1958 - Steve Coll, American journalist

1959 - Carlos I Noriega, Lima Peru, astronaut (STS 84, sk 97)

1960 - Reed Hastings, American businessman and entrepreneur

1961 - Ted Kooshian, American jazz pianist

1962 - Bruno Thiry, Belgian rally driver

1964 - CeCe Winans, American singer

 

 

 

1965 - Matt BiondiUS 100m swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-84, 88, 92)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1965 - C-Jay Ramone, American musician (The Ramones)

1966 - Art Barr, American wrestler (d. 1994)

1972 - Dede Demet, Milwaukee Wisc, cyclist (Olympics-96)

1973 - Toby Haenen, Hobart Tasmania Aus, backstroke swimmer (Olympics-96)

1973 - Tracy Bonner, Webster Texas, diver (Olympics-96)

1977 - Anne-Caroline Chausson, French mountain-bike rider

1979 - [Gregory] Chad Petree, Shawne Oklahoma, rocker (PC Quest-Can You See)

1979 - Kristanna Loken, American actress

 

 

 

1983 - Travis PastranaAmerican motorsports competitor

 

 

 

Deaths

 

 705 - Abd al-Malik, kalief of Damascus, dies

976 - Jelena of Zadar, Croatian queen

1094 - St Mark, the Evangelist, buried in San Marcos minstery in Venice

1286 - John I of Dreux, Duke of Brittany (b. 1217)

1317 - Fushimi, Emperor of Japan (b. 1265)

1647 - Christian Sørensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer (b. 1562)

1652 - John Greaves, English mathematician (b. 1602)

1656 - Johann Georg I, ruler of Saxon (1611-56, Peace of Prague), dies at 71

1735 - Yongzheng Emperor of China (b. 1678)

1754 - Henry Fielding, English lawyer/author (Tom Jones), dies at 47

 

 

 

1793 - John HancockUS merchant/statesman (Decl of Independence), dies at 56

 

 

 

 

 

 

1862 - James Streshley Jackson, attorney/Union-brig-gen, dies in battle at 39

1862 - William Rufus Terrill, Union brig-general, dies in battle at 28

1864 - Thomas Jonathan Coffin Amory, US Union-brig-general, dies at about 34

 

 

 

1869 - Franklin Pierce14th president (1853-1857), dies in Concord NH at 64

 

 

 

 

 

 

1879 - Miguel Grau Seminario, Peruvian Admiral (b. 1834)

1931 - Sir John Monash, Australian soldier general (b. 1865)

1936 - William Henry Stark, American business leader (b. 1851)

1940 - Robert Emden, Swiss geo/astro physics (Gaskugeln), dies at 78

1942 - Sergei Chaplygin, Soviet engineer

1944 - Wendell Lewis Wilkie, Republican politician, dies at 52

1953 - Nigel Bruce, actor (Son of Lassie, Spider Woman), dies at 58

1967 - Clement R Attlee, premier pf Great Britain (1945-51), dies at 84

1982 - Fernando Lamas, actor/director (Lost World), dies of cancer at 67

1982 - Philip J Noel-Baker, English minister (Nobel 1959), dies at 92

1985 - Leon Klinghoffer, hijackers of Achille Lauro, threw him off boat

1990 - B.J. Wilson, English musician (Procol Harum) (b. 1947)

1995 - Christopher Keene, musician, dies at 48

1996 - Joseph Roy George Ralston, pilot, dies at 81

2004 - Jacques Derrida, French philosopher (b. 1930)

2004 - James Chace, American historian (b. 1931)

2006 - Mark Porter, New Zealand racing driver (b. 1975)

2008 - George Emil Palade, Romanian cell biologist (b. 1912)

2011 - Al Davis, American football executive (b. 1929)

2011 - Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist (b. 1941)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events 

 

3761 BC - The epoch (origin) of the modern Hebrew calendar (Proleptic Julian calendar).

1492 - Columbus misses Florida when he changed course

1513 - Battle of La Motta: Spanish troops under Ramón de Cardona defeat the Venetians.

1520 - 1st public burning of books in Netherlands, in Louvain

 

 

 

1571 - Battle of LepantoSaint League (Spain & Italydestroys Turkish fleet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1637 - Prince Frederik Henry occupies Breda

1690 - English attack Quebec under Louis de Buade

1737 - 40 foot waves sink 20,000 small craft & kill 300,000 (Bengal, India)

1763 - George III of Great Britain issues Proclamation of 1763, closing lands in North America north & west of Alleghenies to white settlement

1765 - Stamp Act Congress convenes in NY

 

 

 

 

1777 - Americans beat Brits in 2nd Battle oSaratoga & Battle of Bemis Hts(see also Uncurrent Events 9/19)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1780 - British defeated by American militia near Kings MountainSC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1806 - Carbon paper patented in London by inventor Ralph Wedgewood

1825 - Miramichi Fire, disaster in New Brunswick

1856 - Cyrus Chambers Jr patents folding machine that folds book & newspapers

 

 

 

1864 - Naval Engagement at Bahia Harbor Brazil-CSS Florida vs USS Wachusett

 

 

 

 

 

 

1868 - Cornell University (Ithaca NY) opens

1870 - Leon Gambetta flees Paris in balloon

1871 - 16-hour fire injures 30 of Chicago’s 185 firefighters

1907 - France’s Henry Farman flies 30m in a double decker plane

1913 - Henry Ford institutes moving assembly line

1915 - Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland College 222-0 in football (record)

1916 - 222 points are scored in a football game between Georgia Tech & Cumberland University of Lebanon, Tennessee

1922 - 1st radio link, WNJ (Newark) & WGY (Senectady) link for World Series

1928 - Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10 miles (50:15.0)

1931 - 1st infra-red photograph, Rochester, NY
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1941 - German army occupies Viarma, USSR

1942 - 1 salvo Katjoesja-rocket destroys nazi battalion in Stalingrad

1942 - US & British government announce establishment of United Nations

1944 - Fieldmarshal Rommel gets order to return to Berlin

 

 

 

1944 - Uprising at AuschwitzJews burn down crematoriums

 

 

 

 

 

 

1944 - Uprising at Birkenau concentration camp

1945 - Dutch author A M de Jong’s murderer Ton van Gog escapes

 

 

 

1950 - US forces invade Korea by crossing 38th parallel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1950 - Walter Bedell Smith replaces Roscoe H Hillenkoetter as 4th CIA head

1951 - David Ben-Gurion forms Israeli government

 

 

 

1955 - Aircraft carrier USS Saratoga at Brooklyn launched

 

 

 

 

 

 

1957 - “American Bandstand” premieres

1958 - Potter Stewart appointed to US Supreme Court

1958 - US manned space-flight project renamed Project Mercury

1959 - Far side of Moon seen for 1st time, compliments of USSR’s Luna 3

1960 - “Route 66″ premieres

1960 - 2nd JFK & Richard Nixon debate

1963 - Hurricane Flora hits Haiti & Dominican Republic, kills 7,190

1965 - Charles Linster does 6,006 consecutive push-ups

1968 - Motion Picture Association of America adopts film rating system

1977 - Guitarist Steve Hackett quits Genesis

1977 - USSR adopts constitution

1982 - Cats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.

1984 - Walter Payton passes Jim Brown as NFL’s career rushing leader

1985 - Lynette Woodward, chosen as 1st woman on Harlem Globetrotters

 

 

 

 

1985 - PLO terrorists seize Italian cruise liner Achille Lauro

 

 

 

 

 

 

1990 - Israel begins handing out gas masks to its citizens

1991 - Child star Adam Rich arrested for stealing hypodermics

1991 - Scorecard Harry, Space Appeal & Cafe Lex in 9th race at Belmont, creating 2nd triple dead heat in NY thoroughbred racing history

 

 

 

 

1991 - Law Professor Anita Hill accuses Supreme nominee Clarence Thomas of making sexually inappropriate comments to her

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2001 - The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan starts with an air assault and covert operations on the ground.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2003 - Gray Davis is recalled as Governor of California, three years before the official end of his office term. Film star Arnold Schwarzenegger is elected Governor.

2004 - King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia abdicates.

 

 

 

 

Births

 

1573 - William Laud, English archbishop of Canterbury (1633-45)

1576 - John Marston, English writer (d. 1634)

1713 - Granville Elliott, British military officer (d. 1759)

 

 

 

 

1728 - Caesar RodneyDelawarejudge/signer (Declaration of Independence)

 

 

 

1734 - Ralph Abercromby, English army commander (Dutch Guyana)

1798 - Jean B Vuillaume, French violin maker (octobas)

1817 - Bushrod Rust Johnson, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1880

1854 - Christiaan R de Wet, South African rebel leader, politician and general in the Boer War

1866 - Martha McChesney Berry, US, founded Berry School for Children

 

 

 

1885 - Niels BohrDenmarkphysicistexpanded quantum physics (Nobel 1922)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1896 - Elijah Muhammad, US, leader of Nation of Islam

1900 - Heinrich Himmler, a leading Nazi and head of the Gestapo

 

 

 

1905 - Andy Devine, [Jeremiah Schwartz], Flagstaff Azactor (Andy’s Gang)

 

Froggy the Gremlin

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

 

 

 

 

1906 - James E Webb, head of NASA (1961-68)

1910 - Henry P. McIlhenny, American philanthropist (d. 1986)

1911 - Joe Jones, Chicago IL, drummer

1911 - Vaughn Monroe, Akron Oh, singer/orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show)

1913 - Irina Nijinska, Russian/US dancer

1916 - Walt W Rostow, NYC, economist (Politics & Stages of Growth)

1917 - Helmut Dantine, Vienna Austria, actor (Shadow of the Cloak)

1917 - June Allyson, Bronx, actress (Till the Clouds Roll By, Vegas)

1927 - Al Martino, Phila, singer (Here in My Heart)/actor (Godfather)

1927 - Ronald Laing, British psychiatrist (anti-psychiatrist)

1929 - Harold Zirin, Boston, Massachusetts, astronomer, (d. 2012)

1931 - Desmond Tutu, Anglican Archbishop of S Afr (Nobel Peace Prize 1982)

 

 

 

1939 - Colin Cooperrocker (Climax Blues Band)

 

Couldn’t Get It Right

Come On In My Kitchen

So Many Roads

Take Me Back To Georgia

 

 

 

 

1940 - Dino Valenti, rock guitarist/vocalist (Quicksilver Messenger Service)

 

 

 

1943 - Oliver L NorthUS colonel (Irangate)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1944 - Donald Tsang, current Chief executive of Hong Kong

1949 - Dave Hope, rock bassist (Kansas)

1949 - Kieran Kane, Queens NY, singer (O’Kanes-Daddies Need to Grow Up Too)

1951 - John Cougar Mellencamp, Seymour Indiana, rocker (Jack & Diane)

1952 - Ludmila Tourischeva, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1972)

1952 - Vladimir Putin, Russian politician

1953 - Tico Torres, rock drummer (Bon Jovi-Always)

 

 

 

1955 - Yo-Yo MaParis Franceworld famous Chinese cellist

 

Elgar Cello Concerto, 1st mvmt

Yo-Yo Ma &Bobby McFerrin

Empire State Of Mind

 

 

 

 

1955 - Ralph Johnson, American computer scientist

1959 - Simon Cowell, Lambeth, London, recording executive and television producer (X-Factor, American Idol)

1960 - Viktor Lazlo, Belgian singer

1961 - Judy Landers, Phila, actress (Vega$, BJ & the Bear, Madame’s Place)

1971 - Paul Hannam, Vancouver BC, 470 yachter (Olympics-96)

1974 - Shannon MacMillan, Syosset NY, soccer forward (Olympics-96)

1975 - Billy Walsh, Summit NJ, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96)

1976 - Taylor Hicks, American musician

1976 - Rachel McAdams, Canadian actress

1976 - Marc Coma, Spanish motorcycle racer

1977 - Clayton Miller, Toronto Ontario, trap shooter (Olympics-96)

 

Deaths

 

290 - [Christian] Sergius, roman soldier/martyred saint, decapitated

929 - Charles III, the Plain, King of France (893-929), dies

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

1488 - Andrea del Verrochio, sculptor/painter/goldsmith, dies at about 52

 

 

 

1571 - Ali PashaTurkish fleet commanderdies in battle

 

 

 

 

 

 

1620 - Stanisław Żółkiewski, Polish military leader (b. 1547)

1639 - John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam), dies at 68

 

 

 

1780 - Patrick FergusonEnglish major in SCdies in battle at 36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1792 - George MasonAmerican statesman (b. 1725)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1796 - Thomas Reid, Scottish philosopher (b. 1710)

 

 

 

1849 - Edgar Allen Poepoet (Raven), dies in Balt at 40 (see also Uncurrent Events 10/3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1864 - John Gregg, US judge/Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 36

1894 - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., American writer (b. 1809)

1939 - Harvey (William) Cushing, US neurologist, dies at 70

1951 - Anton F Philips, CEO (Philips), dies at 77

 

 

 

1956 - Clarence BirdseyeAmerican inventor (b. 1886)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1959 - Mario Lanza, opera singer, dies at 38 of a heart attack

 

 

 

1988 - Billy Danielssingerdies of cancer at 73

 

 

 

THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC

JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS

SWAY

 

 

 

 

 

1991 - Leo Durocher, baseball coach/manager (Dodgers, Giants), dies at 86

1992 - Allan Bloom, author (Closing of the American Mind), dies at 62

1992 - Ed Blackwell, US jazz drummer (Quartet), dies

1994 - Niels Kaj Jerne, Danish immunologist (Nobel prize 1984), dies at 82

1995 - Ariston Muguranayanga Chambati, politician/businessman, dies at 59

1995 - Louis Meyer, Indie 500 racer (3 wins), dies at 91

 

 

 

2001 - HerblockAmerican cartoonist (b. 1909)

 

 

 

 

 

2003 - Wally George, American conservative TV commentator (b. 1931)

2004 - Ken Bigley, British civil engineer, kidnapped and murdered in Iraq (b. 1942)

2006 - Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist (b. 1958)

2007 - Norifumi Abe, Japanese motorcycle racer (b. 1975)

2009 - Irving Penn, American photographer (b. 1917)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events

 

105 BC - Battle of ArausioThe Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

68 BC - Battle of Artaxata: Lucullus averts the bad omen of this day by defeating Tigranes the Great of Armenia.

1567 - Duke of Alva becomes land guardian of Netherlands

1683 - 13 Mennonite families from Germany found Germantown Pa (Phila)

 

1781 - Americans & French begin siege of Cornwallis at Yorktownlast battle of Revolutionary War

 

 

 

 

 

 

1783 - Benjamin Hanks patents self-winding clock

1789 - French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October

1849 - The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence.

1854 - The Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead started shortly after midnight, leading to 53 deaths and hundreds injured.

1857 - American Chess Association organized; 1st major US chess tournament (NYC)

1861 - Naval Engagement at Charleston, SC USS Flag vs BR Alert

1866 - 1st train robbery in US (Reno Brothers take $13,000)

1882 - 1st World Series game, Cincinnati (AA) beats Chicago (NL) 4-0

 

 

 

1884 - Naval War College forms in Newport RI

 

 

 

 

 

 

1889 - Moulin Rogue opens in Paris

 

 

 

1889 - Thomas Edison shows his 1st motion picture

 

 

 

 

 

 

1890 - Mormon Church outlaws polyg

1893 - Nabisco Foods invents Cream of Wheat

1906 - The Majlis of Iran convened for the first time.

1911 - Beatrix van Rijk becomes 1st licensed Dutch woman pilot

1911 - Cy Young’s farewell appearance in a major league game is a letdown as he loses to Brooklyn 13-3 in a Braves uniform in his 906th game

1918 - US ship Otranto sinks between Scotland & Ireland, 425 die

1923 - 1st NL unassisted triple play (Ernie Padgett, Braves against Phillies)

1923 - US lt Al Williams fly 392.2 KPH (record)

1928 - Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek becomes president of China

1928 - Josip Broz (Tito) sentenced to 5 years in jail

1939 - Last Polish army is defeated in World War II.

1942 - Allied assault on oil installations of Bula Ceram

1943 - Battle at Vella Lavella, Solomon Island

1944 - Canadians free Austria

1944 - Soviets march into Hungary & Czechoslovakia

 

 

 

1956 - Dr Albert Sabin discovers oral polio vaccine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1958 - US nuclear sub USS Seawolfe remains record 60 days under pole

1959 - Soviet Luna 3, 1st successful photographic spacecraft, impacts Moon

1961 - JFK advises Americans to build fallout shelters

1963 - LA Dodgers sweep NY Yankees, in 60th World Series

1966 - Partial meltdown at Detroits’s Fermi 1 nuclear reactor

1967 - Haight-Ashbury hippies throw a funeral to mark end of hippies

 

 

 

1973 - Yom Kippur War begins as Syria & Egypt attack Israel

 

 

 

 

 

1976 - Cubana Flight 455 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean after two bombs, placed by terrorists with connections to the CIA, exploded onboard shortly after taking off from Bridgetown, Barbados. All 73 people on-board were killed.

1979 - Harry Drake set long distance footbow shot record of 2,006 yds 1’9″

1979 - Pope John Paul II is 1st Pope to visit White House

 

 

 

1982 - Auburn’s Al Del Greco kicks 6 field goals

 

 

 

 

 

1983 - NY Jets announce they are leaving Shea for Meadowlands

1986 - Russian nuclear sub sinks in Atlantic Ocean

1990 - Spacecraft Ulysses launched towards pole of Sun

1990 - US 67th manned space mission STS 41 (Discovery 11) launches into orbit

1993 - Sydney Australia Stock Market index above 2000, for 1st time

1995 - 51 Pegasi was discovered to be the first major star apart from the Sun to have a planet (and extrasolar planet) orbiting around it.

1996 - Bob Dole & Pres Bill Clinton meet in their 1st debate

2002 - Opus Dei founder Josemaría Escrivá is canonized.

2007 - Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.

 

 

 

 

Births

 

1289 - King Wenceslaus III of Bohemia (d. 1306)

1459 - Martin Behaim, German navigator and geographer (d. 1507)

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

 

 

 

1744 - James McGillScottish-Canadian businessman and philanthropist (d. 1813)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1803 - Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, German physicist (d. 1879)

1820 - Jenny Lind, Swedish soprano (d. 1887)

 

 

 

 

1846 - George Westinghouse,Central BridgeNew Yorkentrepreneurengineer  (d. 1914)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1849 - Basil Zaharoff, arms dealer, “merchant of death”

1884 - Lloyd Spooner, US, marksman (Olympic-4 gold/1 silver/2 bronze-1920)

1887 - Le Corbusier [Charles Jeanneret], La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, architect/city planner/artist (Urbanisme), (d. 1965)

1887 - MartinLuis Guzman, Mexico, novelist (Eagle & the Serpent)

1903 - Ernest Walton, Irish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)

 

 

 

1905 - Helen N Willis Moodytennis pro (8 Wimbledon titles 1927-1938)(US Open 1923-25, 27-29, 31)

 

 

 

 

 

1906 - Janet Gaynor, Philadelphia, actress (Sunrise, A Star Is Born)

1909 - Carol Lombard, Ft Wayne IN, actress (My Man Godfrey, In Name Only)

 

 

 

1914 - Thor HeyerdahlNorwayanthropologist/explorer (Kon TikiAku-Aku)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1921 - Yevgeniy Landis, Russian mathematician (d. 1997)

1925 - Shana Alexander, NYC, journalist (60 Minutes)

1926 - Alan Copeland, LA California, orchestra leader/singer (Your Hit Parade)

1926 - Cyril Reuben, violinist

1930 - Hafez al Assad, president (Syria)

1931 - Fred Graham, newscaster/journalist (CBS News, Court TV)

1933 - Horst Bingle, writer

1935 - Bruno Sammartino, Italian strongman and professional wrestler

1936 - Glenn Hild, race horse trainer

 

 

1942 - Britt EklandStockholm Swedenactress (Wicker ManAsylum)

 

 

 

 

 

1944 - José Carlos Pace, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1977)

1947 - Aleksandr Stepanovich Andryushkov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut

1948 - Gerry Adams, Northern Irish politician

 

 

 

1950 - David BrinUSsci-fi author (HugoNebulaSundiverPostman)

 

 

 

 

 

1954 - David Hidalgo, American musician (Los Lobos, Latin Playboys)

1956 - Stephanie Zimbalist, NYC, actress (Remington Steele, Centennial)

1956 - Kathleen Webb, American comic book writer and artist

1959 - [Dennis Ray] “Oil Can” Boyd, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)

1963 - Elisabeth Shue, Wilmington, Delaware, actress (Cocktail, Adv in Babysitting)

1965 - Jim Sharp, US rodeo rider (Las Vegas 1988)

1971 - Phil Bennett, British racing driver

1973 - Rebecca Lobo, Mass, WNBA center (Olympics-gold-96)/(NY Liberty)

1973 - Jeff Davis, American comedian

1974 - Jeremy Sisto, American actor

1975 - Ines Sainz, Miss Spain Universe (1997)

1986 - Olivia Thirlby, American actress

1992 - Rhyon Nicole Brown, American actress

1995 - Jessica Lunsford, American kidnapping victim (d. 2005)

1998 – Mia  Herrlin , American Child Star 

 

 

Deaths

 

404 - Eudoxia Aelia, empress of Austria, dies

877 - Charles II the Kale, King of France/Roman emperor (875-77), dies at 54

877 - Charles the Bald (b. 823)

1072 - Sancho II, king of Castile (1065-72), murdered

1101 - Bruno of Cologne, German founder of the Carthusian order

1413 - Dawit I, Emperor of Ethiopia (b. 1382)

1542 - Thomas Wyatt, English poet (b. 1503)

1585 - Luca Cambiaso, Italian painter/sculptor, dies

1641 - Matthijs H Quast, fleet guardian (Gold Islands), dies in battle

1644 - Isabella van Bourbon, French princess of Henri IV, dies

1644 - Elisabeth of Bourbon, wife of Philip IV of Spain (b. 1602)

1651 - Heinrich Albert, German composer (Arien oder Melodien), dies at 47

1661 - Guru Har Rai, seventh Sikh Guru

1688 - Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, English statesman (b. 1652)

1880 - Benjamin Pierce, US mathematician/astronomer, dies

 

 

 

1892 - Alfred (LordTennysonwriterdies at 83

 

 

 

 

 

1905 - Ferdinand von Richthofen, German geographer/explorer, dies

1912 - August Beernaert, Belgian premier (1884-94, Nobel 1909), dies at 83

1951 - Otto Fritz Meyerhof, German-born physician and biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1884)

1951 - Will Keith Kellogg, American food manufacturer (b. 1860)

1962 - Tod Browning, American film director (b. 1880)

1968 - Phyllis Nicolson, British mathematician (b. 1917)

1969 - Walter Hagen, US PGA golfer (US Open 1914, 19), dies at 76

1973 - Sidney Blackmer, actor (Love Crazy), dies of cancer at 58

1974 - Helmuth Koinigg, Austrian Formula One driver (b. 1948)

 

 

 

1981 - [MohammedAnwar al-Sadatpres Egypt (1970-81), assassinated at 62

 

 

 

 

 

1984 - George S Simpson, US paleontologist, dies at 82

 

 

 

1985 - Nelson RiddleAmerican bandleader (b. 1921)

 

 

 

Route 66                               To The Batmobile!

Darn That Dream              All The Things You Are with Ella Fitzgerald

Winchester Cathedral

 

 

 

 

1989 - Bette [Ruth E] Davis, actress (All About Eve, White Mama), dies at 81

1992 - Denholm Elliott, English actor (Raiders of Lost Ark), dies at 70

1993 - Agnes de Mille, US dancer/choreographer (Oklahoma!), dies at 88

1993 - Larry Walters, American “lawn chair” pilot (b. 1949)

1996 - Ted Bessell, director/actor (That Girl), dies of an aneurism at 61

1999 - Gorilla Monsoon, American professional wrestler/commentator (b. 1937)

2003 - Timothy Treadwell, American environmentalist (b. 1957)

2007 - Bud Ekins, American stuntman (b. 1930)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

 

610 - Heraclius’ fleet takes Constantinople

869 - 4th Council of Constantinople (8th ecumenical council) opens

1349 - Paris’ theologist Jean de Fayt warns for flagellanten at Avignon

1550 - Foundation of Concepción, city in Chile.

1568 - Conference of York begins: trial against Mary Stuart

1568 - Willem of Oranges army occupies Brabant

1665 - The University of Kiel is founded.

 

 

 

 

1813 - Battle of Thames in CanadaAmericans defeat British

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1863 - Confederate sub David damages Union ship Ironsides

 

File:CSS David drawing.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1864 - Battle of Allatoona1/3 of Union troops die repulsing South

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1864 - Most of Calcutta destroyed by cyclone (approx 60,000 die)

1869 - A strong hurricane devastates the Bay of Fundy region of Maritime Canada. The storm had been predicted over a year before by a British naval officer.

1877 - Chief Joseph surrenders, ending Nez Perce War

 

 

 

 

1892 - Dalton Gang ends in shoot-out in CoffevilleKansas bank holdup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1905 - Orville/Wilbur Wright’s “Flyer III” flight 38.5 km in 38.3″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1914 - World War I first aerial combat resulting in a kill.

1923 - Edwin Hubble identifies Cepheid variable star

1924 - 1st Little Orphan Annie-strip appears in NYC Daily News

1931 - 1st nonstop transpacific flight, Japan to Wash (Herndon & Pangborn)

1945 - “Meet the Press” premieres on radio

1945 - Hollywood Black Friday: A six month strike by Hollywood set decorators turns into a bloody riot at the gates of Warner Brothers’ studios.

1947 - 1st Presidential address televised from White House- Harry Truman

1949 - WOR (now WWOR) TV channel 9 in NY-Secaucus, NY (IND) begins

1953 - Earl Warren sworn in as 14th chief justice of US

1953 - The first documented recovery meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held.

1954 - Hurricane Hazel hits Eastern US

1957 - Yugoslav dissident Milovan Djilos sentenced to 7 years

1962 - Beatles release their 1st record “Love Me Do”

1965 - Chuck Linster performs 6,006 consecutive push-ups

1965 - Dick McInnes stays aloft almost 12 hours in a kite

 

 

 

 

1969 - Monty Python’s Flying Circus begins airing on BBC (see UE 8/17 , 9/16 , 10/4 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1970 - John Creach, joins Jefferson Airplane

1970 - Quebec separatists kidnap British trade commissioner James Cross

1970 - PBS became a television network.
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1974 - Guildford pub bombing by the IRA leaves 5 dead and 65 injured.

1978 - Over 30 major nations ratify the Environmental Modification Convention which prohibits environmental modification techniques

1981 - Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg becomes an honarary American

1982 - Unmanned rocket sled reaches 9,851 kph at White Sands, NM

 

 

 

 

1983 - Lech Walesa wins Nobel Peace Prize(see Uncurrent Events 9/29 Births)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1984 - 13th Space Shuttle Mission (41-G)-Challenger 6-launched

1986 - London Sunday Times reports Israel is stocking nuclear arms

1988 - Brazil adopts its Constitution

1988 - Israel bans Meir Kahane’s Kach Party on grounds of racism

1990 - Cincinnati jury acquits art gallery of obsentity (Mappelthorpe photos)

1991 - The first official version of the Linux kernel, version 0.02, is released.

1999 - The Ladbroke Grove rail crash in west London kills 31 people.

2000 - Mass demonstrations in Belgrade lead to resignation of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milošević. These demonstrations are often called the Bulldozer Revolution.

2001 - Robert Stevens becomes the first victim in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

 

 

 

 

Births

 

1458 - Kazimierz de Saint, Polish ruler/saint

1626 - Johann Schop, composer

1641 - Françoise-Athénaïs, marquise de Montespan, French mistress of King Louis XIV of France (d. 1707)

1713 - Denis Diderot, Langres, France, enlightenment philosopher (Encyclopédie), (d. 1784)

1715 - Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau, French economist (d. 1789)

1792 - Joseph Crosfield, English soap and alkali manufacturer (d. 1844)

1795 - Alexander Keith, Scottish-born Canadian brewer (d. 1873)

 

 

 

 

1804 - Robert Parker ParrottInventordied in 1877

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1829 - Chester A. ArthurFairfield Vt, (Republican21st American President (1881-85)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1840 - John Addington Symonds, Brit historian/writer (Probs in Greek Ethics)

1863 - Ludwig Borchardt, German Egyptologist

1864 - Louis Lumière, with brother Auguste made 1st motion picture in 1895

1892 - Remington Kellogg, American naturalist (d. 1969)

 

 

 

1895 - Walter Bedell SmithUS general (WW II)/head of CIA (1950-52)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1902 - Larry Fine, [Laurence Feinberg], PA, comedian (3 Stooges)

 

 

Larry Gets His REVENGE!!!

Larry Fine at Woodstock

Disorder in the Court

 

 

 

 

 

1902 - Ray KrocOak Park, Illinoisfast food entrepreneur (MacDonalds), (d. 1984)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1903 - M. King Hubbert, American geophysicist (d. 1989)

1904 - George Chesterman Phillips, naval officer

1913 - Eugene Bennett Fluckey American Navy Submariner (d. 2007)

1919 - Allen Ludden, Mineral Point Wisc, TV host (Password)

1919 - Donald Pleasence, Worksop England, actor (Fantastic Voyage, Halloween)

1923 - Philip Berrigan, militant priest (Chicago 7)

1924 - Bill Dana, Quincy Mass, comedian/actor (Jose Jimenez)

1926 - Willi Unsoeld, American climber (d. 1979)

1929 - Richard F Gordon Jr, Seattle, Capt USN/astronaut (Gemini 11, Apol 12)

 

 

 

1936 - Vaclav Havelwriter/pres Czechoslovakia (1989-92)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1942 - Richard Street, Detroit Mi, rocker (Temptations)

 

 

 

 

1943 - Steve MillerMilwaukeerocker (AbracadabraSpace Cowboy)

 

The Joker

Space Cowboy

Fly Like An Eagle

 

 

 

 

 

1949 - B. W. Stevenson, American singer (d. 1988)

1950 - Jeff Conaway, NYC, actor (Bobby-Taxi, Loving)

1952 - Clive Barker, English author and film director (Hellraiser, Lord of Illusions)

1954 - Bob Geldof, rocker

1957 - Bernie Mac, American comedian (d. 2008)

1958 - Brent W Jett Jr, Pontiac Mich, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 72, sk:81)

1958 - André Kuipers, Dutch astronaut

1959 - Troy Luccketta, rock drummer (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)

 

 

 

 

1962 - Michael AndrettiIndy-car racer/Auto Hall of Fame (elected 1986)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1969 - Karyn Parsons, actress (Hilary-Fresh Prince of Bel Air) [or Oct 8 66]

1974 - Rich Franklin, American Mixed Martial Artist

1975 - Kate Winslet, Reading Engld, actress (Titanic, Jude, Hamlet, Get Back)

1976 - J. J. Yeley, American race car driver

1977 - Lia Rousset, Alhambra California, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)

1980 - Paul Thomas, American bassist (Good Charlotte)

 

 

 

 

Deaths

 

578 - Justinus II, Byzantine emperor (565-78), dies

1056 - Henry III, RC German King (1039-56), dies

1111 - Robrecht II of Jerusalem, Count of Flanders (1st Crusader), dies

1285 - Philippe III, the Stout, King of France (1270-85), dies

1399 - Raymundus of Capua, Italian general, dies

1496 - Ferdinand II, king of Naples, dies

1777 - Ján Andrej Segner, Slovak and German mathematician, physicist, and physician (b. 1704)

1787 - Thomas Stone, US attorney/signer (Dec of Ind), dies at about 44

1791 - Grigori Potemkin, Russian statesman (b. 1739)

 

 

 

 

1805 - Charles Cornwallis1st Marquess CornwallisBritish general (b. 1738)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1813 - TecumsehUS Shawnee-chief/English Gen (Battle of Thames), dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

1930 - Christopher Birdwood Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson, British military officer (b. 1875)

1940 - Lincoln Loy McCandless, American cattle rancher (b. 1859)

 

 

 

1941 - Louis D Brandeis1st Jewish Supreme Court Judge (1916-39), dies at 84

 

 

 

 

 

 

1967 - Clifton C Williams Jr, astronaut, dies at 35, in T-38 jet crash

1976 - Lars Onsager, Norwegian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)

1979 - Charlie Smith, oldest American (137 year), dies

1983 - Earl Tupper, American inventor (b. 1907)

1984 - Leonard Rossiter, actor (2001, Water), dies of a heart attack at 57

1986 - Hall B Wallis, US movie production (Barefoot in Park), dies at 87

1986 - Mike Burgmann, Australian racing driver (b. 1947)

1990 - Meir Kahane, founder of Jewish defense league, assassinated at 58

1992 - Eddie Kendricks, singer (Temptations), dies of lung cancer at 52

1993 - Karl G Henize, astronaut (STS 51-F), dies of heart failure at 66

1996 - Seymour Cray, computer designer, dies in auto accident at 71

2003 - Timothy Treadwell, American bear enthusiast featured in Grizzly Man (b. 1957)

 

 

 

 

2004 - Rodney DangerfieldAmerican comedian (b. 1921)

 

 

 

Standup Routine                       Caddyshack 

Rappin’ Rodney                        Back to School – Triple Lindy

First Economics Class              Funiculi, Funicula

 

 

 

 

 

2011 - Steve JobsAmerican Businessmanco-founder and CEO of Apple, dies from respiratory arrest at 56

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011 - Charles Napier, American actor (b. 1936)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

Events

1227 - Assassination of Caliph al-Adil.

1363 - End of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the Chinese rebel forces of Zhu Yuanzhang defeat that of his rival, Chen Youliang, in one of the largest naval battles in history.

1537 - The first complete English-language Bible (the Matthew Bible) is printed, with translations by William Tyndale and Miles Coverdale.

1539 - King Henry VIII & Anna of Kleef marry

1636 - 1st code of law for Plymouth Colony

1636 - In Massachusetts the Plymouth Colony’s 1st law drafted

1648 - Peter Stuyvesant establishes Americas 1st volunteer firemen

1675 - Christian Huygens patents pocket watch

1777 - Battle of Germantown: Gen George Washington’s troops attack and are defeated by the British at Germantown, Pennsylvania

1779 - The Fort Wilson Riot takes place.

1854 - Abraham Lincoln made his 1st political speech at Illinois State Fair

 

 

 

1862 - Battle of Corinth ends (See Uncurrent Events 10/3)

 

 

 

1880 - University of California founded in Los Angeles

1881 - Edward Leveaux patents automatic player piano

1895 - Horace Rawlins wins 1st US Open golf tournament (Newport RI)

1901 - Columbia (US) beats Shamrock II (England) in 12th America’s Cup

1904 - 1st day of NYC subway, 350,000 people ride 9.1 mile tracks

1911 - 1st public elevator (London’s Earl’s Court Metro Station)

 

1915 - Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado & Utah is established

 

 

 

1921 - League of Nations refuses to assist starving Russians

1931 - Dick Tracy comic strip by Chester Gould debuts

1933 - Esquire magazine is 1st published

1949 - United Nations’ permanent NYC headquarters is dedicated

1957 - “Leave It to Beaver,” debuts on CBS

1957 - USSR launches Sputnik I, 1st artificial Earth satellite

1958 - Transatlantic coml jet passenger service began (BOAC)

1959 - USSR Luna 3 sent back 1st photos of Moon’s far side

1962 - USAF Maj Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 32,300m

1964 - -7] Hurricane Hilda, kills 38 in La, Miss & Ga

1976 - Supreme Court lifts 1972 ban on death penalty for convicted murderers

1976 - Official launch of the Intercity 125 High Speed Train (HST).

1978 - Funeral services held for Pope John Paul I

1981 - Meadowlands Arena opens in NJ

1983 - Richard Noble reaches record 1019 kph in jet-powered car

1984 - US government closes down due to budget problems

1985 - Henry G Perry completes 157 day, 14,021 mile bicycle tour of Australia

 

 

1985 - Shite Moslems claim to have killed hostage William Buckley

 

 

 

 

 

1985 - Free Software Foundation is founded in Massachusetts, USA.

1988 - Pillsbury stock soars $18.37 to $57.37 on takeover bid

1991 - The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty is opened for signature.

1993 - Troops of pres Yelsin occupy Russian White House (parliament)

1994 - Soyuz TM-20 launches

1997 - The second largest cash robbery in U.S. history occurs at the Charlotte, North Carolina office of Loomis, Fargo and Company. An FBI investigation eventually results in 24 convictions and the recovery of approximately 95% of the $17.3 million in cash which had been taken.

2001 - Siberia Airlines Flight 1812: a Sibir Airlines Tupolev TU-154 crashes into the Black Sea after being struck by an errant Ukrainian S-200 missile. 78 people are killed.

2003 - Maxim restaurant suicide bombing in Haifa, Israel: 21 Israelis, Jews and Arabs, are killed, and 51 others wounded.

 

 

 

2004 - SpaceShipOne wins Ansari X Prize for private spaceflight.(See Uncurrent Events 9/29)

 

Births

1160 - Alys, Countess of the Vexin, daughter of Louis VII of France (d. 1220)

1276 - Margaret of Brabant, Queen of Germany (d. 1311)

1289 - Louis X, the Stubborn, king of France (1314-16)

1562 - Christian Sørensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer (d. 1647)

1585 - Anna of Tyrol, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1618)

1626 - Richard Cromwell, lord protector of England (1658-59)

1809 - Robert Cumming Schenck, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1890

 

 

1822 - Rutherford Birchard HayesDelaware Ohio, (R) 19th pres (1877-81)

 

 

 

1832 - William Griggs, inventor (photo chromo lithography)

 

 

1861 - Frederic RemingtonUSartist/sculptor of American West

The Great American West- Charles M. Russell & Frederic Remington

Favorite Artists: Frederic Remington

Museum Without Walls the Cowboy

 

 

 

1880 - Damon Runyon, Manhattan, Kansas, journalist/writer (Guys & Dolls-based on his work), (d. 1946)

1892 - Hermann Glauert, British aerodynamicist (d. 1934)

 

 

1895 - Buster [Joseph FKeatonactor (NavigatorSteamboat BillJr)

The General Stunts                              The College                  Greatest Moments

Incredible Motorcycle Stunt From One Week       Spite Marriage

Battling Butler             Buster Keaton doing the Michael Jackson Lean in “College”

 

 

 

 

1895 - Richard Sorge, German spy for USSR in Tokyo (WW II)

1904 - Harris Rhoad, rocker

1914 - Brendan Gill, writer/critic (New Yorker magazine)

1916 - Owen Tudor Williams, civil engineer

1917 - Jan Murray, Bronx NY, comedian (Treasure Hunt, Who Killed Teddy Bear)

1918 - Kenichi Fukui, Japanese chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)

 

 

1923 - Charlton HestonIllManhattanKansasactor (10 CommandmentsBen HurPlanet of Apes), (d. 2008)

From My Cold Dead Hands                          The Death of Charleton Heston

Charlton Heston speaks about Civil Rights     The Omega Man

Final Interview                                              Montage of Films

 

 

 

1928 - Alvin Toffler, author (Future Shock, Power Shift, The Third Wave)

1932 - Dottie West, country singer

1934 - Sam Huff, NFL linebacker (NY Giants, Washington Redskins)

1937 - Jackie Collins, London, British author (The Stud, Lucky)

1938 - Kurt Wüthrich, Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate

1940 - Alberto Vilar, Cuban-American investor and philanthropist

1941 - Anne Rice, New Orleans LA, author (Interview with a Vampire)

1941 - Roy Blount, Jr., American writer

1941 - Karl Oppitzhauser, Austrian racing driver

 

 

1942 - Karl W. RichterAmerican aviator (d. 1967)

 

 

 

1944 - Nona Hendryx, Trenton NJ, singer (LaBelle-Lady Marmalade)

1944 - Patty LaBelle, singer (LaBelles-Lady Marmalade, If You Asked Me Too)

1946 - Susan Sarandon, [Tomaling], Jackson Hgts NY, actress (Bull Durham)

1947 - James Fielder, Denton TX, rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears)

1955 - Joe Orseno, race horse trainer

1961 - John Secada, singer

1963 - Koji Ishikawa (children’s book author and illustrator)Japanese children’s author

1965 - “Stuttering John” Melendez, interviewer (Howard Stern Show)

1980 - Sarah Fisher, American race car driver

1983 - Dan Clarke, British racing driver

1984 - Lena Katina, Russian singer (t.A.T.u.)

1984 - Álvaro Parente, Portuguese racing driver

 

Deaths

1052 - Vladimir of Novgorod (b. 1020)

1072 - Sancho II, king of Castile/bro of Alfonso VI, murdered at about 35

1305 - Emperor Kameyama of Japan (b. 1249)

 

1669 - Rembrandt van RijnDutch painterdies at 63

 

 

 

1754 - Tanacharison, Catawba Indian chief

1821 - John Rennie, Scottish engineer (b. 1761)

1864 - Joseph Montferrand, French Canadian logger and strong man (b. 1802)

1880 - William Lassell, English astronomer (1st moon of Neptune), dies

1890 - Catherine Booth, the Mother of The Salvation Army (b. 1829)

1904 - Karl Bayer, Austrian chemist (b. 1847)

1947 - Max KEL Planck, German physicist (constantly of P, Nobel 1918), dies

1961 - Max Weber, Polish/Russ/US painter, dies

1962 - John Lowry, Mount Vernon NY, NYC builder, dies at 79

 

 

1970 - Janis Joplinrock singer (Down on Me), dies of a drug overdose at 27

Summertime                   Ball And Chain

Cry Baby                        Interview with Dick Cavett

Piece Of My Heart           Down On me

 

 

 

1972 - Louis S B Leakey, archaeologist/anthropologist, dies at 68

1975 - Joan Whitney Payson, owner of New York Mets, dies at 72

 

 

1989 - Graham Chapmancomedian (Monty Python), dies of cancer at 48

Tribute                                   The Annoying Peasant

Graham Chapman’s funeral      Black Knight

Silly Vicar                              Biggus Dickus

 

 

 

1989 - Secretariat, American race horse (b. 1970)

 

 

1994 - Daniel Wood Gattonguitaristdies at 49

FUNKY MAMA           12 year old Joe Bonamassa with Danny Gatton

Remington Ride           How’s Your Sister with Tom Principato

Farewell Blues             Danny Gatton & Jazz Combo

 

 

 

1995 - Peter Nicholson Gunn, writer, dies at 81

1999 - Art Farmer, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1928)

2000 - Michael Smith, Nobel laureate (b. 1932)

2000 - Yu Kuo-hwa, former Premier of Taiwan (b. 1914)

2001 - Blaise Alexander, American race car driver (b. 1976)

2002 - Alphonse Chapanis, founder of ergonomics (b. 1917)

 

 

2004 - Gordon CooperAmerican astronaut (b. 1927)

 

 

 

2009 - Günther Rall, German fighter ace (b. 1918)

2010 - Sir Norman Wisdom, English comedian, singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1915)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events

 

2333 BC - The state of Gojoseon (Modern-day Korea) founded by Dangun Wanggeom during the reign of the Chinese Emperor Yao.

52 BC - Vercingetorix, leader of the Gauls, surrenders to the Romans under Julius Caesar, ending the siege and battle of Alesia.

42 BC - First Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight an indecisive battle with Caesar’s assassins Brutus and Cassius.

1264 - Comet said to predict death of Pope Urban IV is last seen

1283 - Dafydd ap Gruffydd, prince of Gwynedd in Wales, becomes the first person executed by being hanged, drawn and quartered.

1569 - Battle of Montcontour: Duke of Anjou beats Huguenots

1789 - Washington proclaims 1st national Thanksgiving Day on Nov 26

 

 

 

1849 - American author Edgar Allan Poe is found delirious in a gutter in BaltimoreMaryland under mysterious circumstancesit is the last time he is seen in public before his death.

 

 

 

 

 

1862 - Battle of CorinthMississippi

 

 

 

 

 

1863 - Lincoln designates last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day

1872 - Bloomingdale’s department store in NY opens

1873 - Captain Jack and companions are hanged for their part in the Modoc War.

1899 - J S Thurman patents motor-driven vacuum cleaner

1913 - Federal Income Tax signed into law (at 1%)

1915 - 7.8 earthquake shakes Pleasant Valley Nevada

1922 - 1st facsimile photo send over city telephone lines, Washington, DC

1922 - Rebecca Felton of Georgia becomes 1st woman in Senate

1940 - US forms parachute troops

1941 - All elderly Jewish men of Kerenchug Ukraine, are killed by SS

1941 - Nazi’s blow up 6 synagoges in Paris

1942 - FDR forms Office of Economic Stabilization

1942 - Launch of 1st A-4/V-2 rocket to altitude of 53 miles (85 km)

1945 - Elvis Presley’s 1st public appearance, he is 10

1947 - 1st telescope lens 200″ (508 cm) in diameter completed

1951 - Bobby Thomson HR-Giants win pennant defeating Dodgers

1952 - 1st video recording on magnetic tape, LA, Ca

1953 - 10th Ryder Cup: US wins 6½-5½ at Wentworth, England

1954 - “Father Knows Best” premieres

1955 - “Captain Kangaroo” premieres on CBS-TV, Good Morning, Captain!

1955 - “Mickey Mouse Club” premieres

1955 - Soviet battleship “Novorossiisk” strikes WW II mine in Baltic Sea

1960 - SF’s White House dept store 1st to accept BankAmericard

1961 - “Dick Van Dyke Show” premieres on CBS-TV

1961 - “Mr Ed” premieres

1962 - Wally Schirra in Sigma 7 launched into Earth orbit

1963 - Hurricane hits Haiti; about 5,000 die & 100,000 injured

1967 - William Knight sets X-15 speed rec of 7,297 KPH/4,534 MPH/Mach 6.72

1968 - Military coup overthrows Pres Fernando Belaúnde Terry in Peru

1970 - Baseball umpires call their 1st strike

1971 - Billie Jean King became 1st female athlete to win $100,000

1974 - Ted Bundy victim Nancy Wilcox disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah

1974 - Pele retires as soccer player

1976 - Hank Aaron singles in his last at bat & drives in his 2,297th run

1977 - Indira Gandhi arrested

1978 - Gold hits record $223.50 an ounce in London

1980 - 4 dies in attack on synagogue in Paris

1981 - Irish Nationalist at Maze Prison near Belfast end 7-mo hunger strike

1981 - Mike Weaver beats Quick Tillis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1986 - Soviet Yankee-class sub sinks off NC, 3 die

1986 - TASCC, a superconducting cyclotron at the Chalk River Laboratories, was officially opened.

1987 - Michael Pruffer of France skis 135.26 MPH at Portillo, Chile

1989 - Panamanian Defense Force attempted coup of Manuel Noriega fails

1990 - East Germany & West Germany merge to become Germany

1990 - Florida record store owner Charles Freeman is found guilty of obsenity, for selling 2 Live Crew rap records

1992 - Madonna premieres her “Erotica” video on MTV

1992 - Sinead O’Connor rips up a picture of Pope John Paul II on Saturday Night Live

1993 - Battle at TV station Ostankino/Moscow townhall, about 25 killed

1993 - Boris Yeltsin declares state of emergency in Moscow

 

 

 

1993 - Battle of MogadishuIn an attempt to capture officials of warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid’s organisation in Mogadishu, Somalia18 US Soldiers and about 1,000 Somalis are killed in heavy fighting.

 

 

 

 

 

1994 - Gary Larsonannounces he is retiring from doing “Far Side” cartoon

 

 

 

 

 

1995 - OJ Simpson found not guilty in murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman

1997 - Gordie Howie, 69, plays in 7th decade, with IHL’S Detroit Vipers

1997 - Japan’s maglev train breaks world speed record at 280.3 mph

2003 - Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy is attacked by one of the shows tigers, canceling the show for good.

2008 - The $700 billion bailout bill for the US financial system is signed by President Bush.

 

 

 

Births

 

1605 - Li Tzu-ch’eng, Chinese revolutionary, dethroned last Ming emperor

1716 - Giovanni Battista Beccaria, Italian physicist (d. 1781)

1728 - Charles G Chevalier d’Eon de Beaumont, French spy/transvestite

1789 - Francis Hoyt Gregory, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1866

1790 - John Ross, Chief of the Cherokee Nation (d. 1866)

1800 - George Bancroft, historian (Hall of Fame)

1803 - John Gorrie, inventor (cold-air process of refrigeration)

1844 - Patrick Manson, “Father of tropical medicine”

1854 - William Crawford Gorgas, US, Surgeon-Gen, help cure yellow fever

1885 - Langley Collyer, hoarder (d. 1947)

1885 - Sophie Treadwell, American playwright and journalist (d. 1970)

1890 - Henry Hull, Louisville KY, actor (Tobacco Rd, Boys Town, High Sierra)

1898 - Leo McCarey, American film director (d. 1969)

1900 - Jay Irving, NYC, cartoonist (Draw Me a Laugh)

1900 - Thomas Wolfe, American novelist (Look Homeward Angel)

1904 - Charles Pedersen, UK, biochemist (Nobel 1987)

1915 - Ray Stark, American film producer (d. 2004)

1916 - Angeles Alvarino Deleira, biologist/oceanographer/writer

1916 - James Herriot [Alfred Wight], Sunderland, County Durham, veterinarian/novelist (All Creatures Great and Small), (d. 1995)

1919 - Boyd Bradfield Upchurch, [John Boyd], US, sci-fi author (IQ Merchant)

1924 - Harvey Kurtzman, U.S. cartoonist and founding editor of Mad magazine (d. 1993)

1925 - Gore Vidal, West Point NY, author (Myra Breckinridge, Lincoln), (d. 2012)

1926 - Marques Haynes, NBA player (World’s Greatest Dribbler, Globetrotters)

1929 - Bert Stern, American photographer

1935 - Charles M Duke Jr, Charlotte NC, Brig Gen USAF/astronaut (Apol 16)

1938 - Eddie Cochran, Oklahoma City, rock vocalist/guitarist (C’Mon Everybody)

1941 - Chubby Checker, [Ernest Evans], Phila, rock vocalist (Twist)

1945 - Kay Baxter, Woodsfield Ohio, Best Bodybuilder in World (1983-85)

1948 - Michael Medved, American film critic

1949 - Lindsey Buckingham, American musician (Fleetwood Mac)

1950 - Pamela Hensley, Glendale California, actress (Buck Rogers in 25th Century)

1950 - Ronnie Laws, US saxophonist/guitarist (Earth, Wind & Fire)

1951 - Dave Winfield, baseball outfielder (NY Yankees, Blue Jays, Twins)

 

 

 

1951 - Keb’ Mo‘, American Bluesman , Singer

 

 

 

Am I Wrong

We Don’t Need It

Government Cheese

1954 - Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dallas TX, guitarist (Sky is Crying, Texas Flood) (See Death of , Uncurrent Events 8/27)

 

 

 

 


1954 - Al Sharpton [Alfred Charles], Brooklyn, New York, minister and civil rights activist (Keepin’ It Real)

1959 - Frederick Stephen Couples, Seattle WA, PGA golfer (1983 Kemper Open)

1962 - Tommy Lee, American musician (Mötley Crüe)

1964 - Clive Owen, British actor

1969 - Gwen Stefani, Fullerton, California, singer (No Doubt)

1972 - Michael Nylander, Stockholm Swe, NHL center (Calgary Flames)

1973 - Neve Campbell, actress (Party of 5, Scream)

1975 - India.Arie, American singer

1978 - Shannyn Sossamon, American actress

1984 - Ashlee Simpson, American singer

 

 

 

 

Deaths

 

42 BC - Gaius Cassius Longinus

695 - “Black Ewald”, helper of Willibrord, murdered

695 - “White Ewald”, helper of Willibrord, murdered

1226 - Saint Francis of Assisi (b. 1181)

1283 - Dafydd ap Gruffyd, last monarch of Gwynnedd (North-Wales), dies

1564 - Christophorus Fabritius, [Christoffel Smit], calvinist vicar, burned

1611 - Charles of Lorraine, Duke of Mayenne, French military leader (b. 1554)

 

 

 

1656 - Myles StandishPlymouth Colony leader, dies (birth date unknown)

 

 

 

 

 

1703 - Richard Saab, Amersfoorts rebel leader, beheaded

1795 - Tula, leader Curacaose slave uprising, executed

1828 - Josephus Andreas Fodor, composer, dies at 77

1838 - Black Hawk (chief), Leader of the Sauk Native American tribe (b. 1767)

1867 - Elias Howe, American sewing machine pioneer (b. 1819)

1873 - Kintpuash, [Captain Jack], fought Modoc indians, Oregon, dies

1891 - Edouard Lucas, French mathematician (b. 1842)

1936 - John Heisman, American football coach (b. 1869)

1967 - Woodrow Wilson “Woodie” Guthrie, US folk singer/guitarist, dies at 55

 

 

 

1969 - Skip JamesAmerican blues musician (b. 1902)

 

 

 

Crow Jane

Hard Time Killin’ Floor Blues

Skip´s Worried Blues

1979 - Charles White, artist, dies at 61 in Los Angeles

1979 - Claudia Jennings, playmate (Nov, 1969), dies in car crash at 29

1986 - Vince DiMaggio, American Baseball Player (b. 1912)

1987 - Jean Anouilh, French playwright (Ball of the Voleurs), dies at 77

1988 - Generoso Pope Jr, National Enquirer owner, dies at 61

1990 - Stefano Casiraghi, Princess Caroline of Monaco husband, dies at 30

 

 

 

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 We Will Never Forget 

 

 

 

 

1993 - Sgt. First Class Randy ShughartMedal of Honor recipient (b. 1958)

 

 

Air Force Medal of Honor

 

 

 

 

1993 - Master SgtGary GordonMedal of Honor recipient (b. 1960)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1994 - Dub Tayloractor (Poor Pretty Eddie), dies of a heart attack at 87

 

 

 

 

 

1996 - Denis Frank Owen, Natural historian, dies at 65

1998 - Roddy McDowall, English actor (b. 1928)

2004 - Janet Leigh, American actress, dies at 77

2005 - Ronnie Barker, English comic actor (b. 1929)

2006 - Alberto Ramento, Filipina bishop (b. 1937)

2006 - John Crank, British mathematician (b. 1913)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events

 

939 - Battle at Andernach: King Otto & Hermann of Zwaben beat Eberhard of France & Giselbert of Lutherans

 

 

 

1187 - Sultan Saladin captures Jerusalem from Crusaders

 

 

 

 

 

1263 - The battle of Largs fought between Norwegians and Scots.

1492 - King Henry VII of England invades France

1552 - Conquest of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible.

1608 - Prototype of modern reflecting telescope completed by Jan Lippershey

 

 

 

1789 - George Washington transmits the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification.

 

 

 

 

 

1872 - Morgan State University founded

1889 - In Colorado, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West.

1895 - 1st cartoon comic strip is printed in a newspaper

1901 - 1st Royal Naval submarine launched at Barrow

1909 - 1st rugby match (Twickenham)

1910 - 1st 2 aircraft collision (Milan Italy)

1910 - Henry Wijnmalen flies to 2,800m altitude (world record)

1916 - San Diego Zoo founded

1920 - Only tripleheader of century (Reds win 13-4, 7-3 then Pirates win 6-0)

1935 - NY Hayden Planetarium, 4th in US, opens

1942 - “Queen Mary” slices cruiser “Curacao” in half, killing 338

1942 - 1st self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction demonstrated, Chicago

 

 

 

1944 - Nazis crush Warsaw Uprising killing 250,000 people

 

 

 

 

 

1949 - USSR recognizes People’s Republic of China

 

 

 

1950 - 1st strip of Charlie Brown, “Li’l Folks,” later “Peanuts” in 9 papers

 

 

 

 

 

1955 - “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” premieres

1955 - WHTN (now WOWK) TV ch 13 in Huntington-Charleston, WV (CBS) begins

1956 - 1st atomic power clock exhibited-NYC

 

 

 

1959 - Rod Serling’s “Twilight Zone” premieres on CBS-TV

 

Twilight Zone Intro.

Shatner v The Gremlin

To Serve Man

 

 

 

1961 - “Ben Casey” premieres on NBC-TV

1967 - Thurgood Marshall sworn in as 1st black Supreme Court Justice

1968 - Bob Gibson sets a World Series record of 17 strikeouts

1970 - Plane carrying Wichita State U football team crashes killing 30

1972 - Danish population votes for European Common Market membership

1974 - Hank Aaron’s 733rd career HR on his last NL at bat

1978 - Syrian & Palestinians shoot in East Beirut, 1,300 killed

1980 - Larry Holmes TKOs Muhammad Ali in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1980 - Michael Myers (D-Pa), is 1st rep expelled in over 100 years (ABSCAM)

1982 - Bomb attack in Teheran, kills 60, injures 700

1983 - Carl Yastrezemski’s last at bat

1984 - 3 cosmonauts return after a record 237 days in orbit

1984 - Richard Miller, becomes 1st (former) FBI agent, charged with espionage

1986 - Failed assassination attempt on India premier Rajiv Gandhi

1990 - US Senate votes 90-9 to confirm David Souter to Supreme Court

2001 - The NATO backs US military strikes, following 9/11.

 

 

 

2002 - The Beltway sniper attacks beginextending over three weeks.

 

Beltway Sniper

 

 

 

 

2005 - Ethan Allen Boating Accident: The Ethan Allen tour boat capsizes on Lake George in Upstate New York, killing twenty people.

2006 - Five school girls are murdered by Charles Carl Roberts in a shooting at an Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania before Roberts commits suicide.

2007 - President Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea walks across the Military Demarcation Line into North Korea on his way to the second Inter-Korean Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.

2009 - Rio de Janeiro is elected the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

 

 

Births

 

1452 - King Richard III, of England (1483-85)

 

 

 

1800 - Nat TurnerVirginialeader of major slave rebellion (1831)

 

 

 

 

 

1847 - Paul Ludwig Hans von Beneckendorf und Hindenburg, German president

1851 - Ferdinand Foch, France, responsible for Allies winning WW I

1852 - William Ramsay, chemist

1869 - Mahatma Gandhi [Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi], Porbandar Kathiawad India, pacifist and spiritual leader, (d. 1948)

1871 - Cordell Hull, US Sec of State (1933-44), lowered tariffs (Nobel 1945)

1878 - Francois C Schlumberger, French physicist

 

 

 

1890 - Groucho Marx, [Julius], NYCcomedian (Marx BrosYou Bet Your Life)

 

You Bet Your Life                       Duck soup – I love you

Lydia the Tattooed Lady              Jack Benny vs. Groucho

I’m against it!

 

 

 

1895 - Bud AbbottAsbury Pk NJcomedian (Abbott & Costello)

 

“Two Tens for a Five” & “Who’s on First”

The Mustard Sketch

 

 

 

1896 - Fritz Eberhard, [Hellmut Rauschenplat], W-German lawyer/resistor (Law)

1904 - [Henry] Graham Greene, England, prolific novelist (Brighton Rock)

1914 - Jack Parsons, American rocket scientist, author, and occultist (d. 1952)

 

 

 

1928 - George Emmett McFarlandDallas, act (Spanky-Our Gang/Little Rascals)

 

Baby Spanky

POW! Right in the Kisser!

 

 

 

1928 - James Porter, CEO (Commonwealth Institute)

1928 - Robin Duthie, CEO (Britoil)

1929 - John Zochonis, British multi-millionaire soap magnate

1929 - Moses Gunn, St Louis Mo, actor (Amityville II, Good Times, Shaft)

1932 - Maury Wills, baseball shortstop (LA Dodgers, NL MVP 1962)

1935 - Robert H Lawrence, Chicago Ill, USAF/astronaut

1936 - Johnnie Cochran, attorney (OJ Simpson defense attorney)

1938 - Rex Reed, Fort Worth Tx, movie critic/actor (Myra Breckinridge)

 

 

 

1944 - Vernor [Steffen] VingeUSsci-fi author (WitlingTrue Names)

 

 

 

 

 

1945 - Don McLeanNew Rochelle NYsinger/songwriter (American PieVincent)

 

American Pie

Vincent

 

 

 

 1945 - Vladimir Ivanovich Kozlov, cosmonaut

1948 - Donna Karan, Forest Hills NY, fashion designer (Coty Award-1977)

1949 - Annie Leibovitz, Waterbury, Connecticut, photgrapher (Rolling Stones)

1950 - Persis Khambatta, Bombay India, actress (Star Trek, Megaforce)

1951 - Sting, [Gordon Sumner], rock vocalist (Police-Roxanne)/actor (Dune)

1952 - George Meegen, England, walked 19,019 miles from Argentina to Alaska

1952 - John Otway, rocker

1952 - Wahed Wafa, Afghan singer

1954 - Lani O’Grady, Walnut Creek California, actress (Mary-8 is Enough)

1954 - Lorraine Bracco, Bkln, actress (Someone to Watch Over Me, Dream Team)

1960 - Django Bates, jazz musician

1967 - Bud Gaugh, American musician (Sublime)

1968 - Jana Novotna, Brno Czech, tennis star (1995 Aust/Wimbledon doubles)

1970 - Kelly Ripa, actress (Hayley Vaughan-All My Children)

1971 - James Root, American guitarist (Slipknot)

1974 - Ricky Bell, cornerback (Chicago Bears)

1974 - Mark Porter, New Zealand racing driver (d. 2006)

 

 

 

Deaths

 

472 - Olybrius, emperor of Westromeinse republic (472), dies

939 - Gilbert, Duke of Lorraine

1113 - Mawdoed, Selchuk emir/governor of Mosul, dies

1517 - John Murmelius, humanist/theory/school book writer, dies at about 37

1678 - Wu San-kuei, gen, invited Manchus to China, dies trying to expel them

1780 - John Andre, British major, hanged by Americans (spied with B Arnold)

 

 

 

1782 - Charles LeeBritish and U.Sgeneral (b. 1732)

 

 

 

 

 

1803 - Samuel AdamsUS revolutionary (Boston Massacre-Tea Party), dies at 81

 

 

 

 

 

1804 - Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, French steam vehicle pioneer (b. 1725)

1853 - D Francois J Arago, French astronomer/physicist (chromosome), dies

1872 - Eberhard F Walcker, organ builder (Paulskirche Frankfurt A/M), dies

1873 - Cornelius Varley, water-color painter, dies

1927 - Svante August Arrhenius, chemist, dies

1931 - Thomas Johnstone Lipton, sportsman/merchant, dies

1938 - Alexandru Averescu, Romanian soldier and politician (b. 1859)

1975 - Kumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian political leader, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (b. 1903)

1980 - Valentin Stepanovich Varlamov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 46

1985 - George (Telly) Savalas, actor (Kojak), dies at 58

1985 - Rock Hudson, actor (MacMillian & Wife), dies of AIDS at 59

1988 - Alec Issigonis, Greek-British car designer, developer of the Mini (b. 1906)

1993 - Henry Ringling North, circus owner (Ringling Bros Circus), dies at 83

1994 - Harriet Nelson, actress (Ozzie & Harriet), dies of heart failure at 80

1994 - Ronald James Herron, architect, dies at 64

1996 - Ivan Mark Waller, mountaineer, dies at 89

1996 - Ronald John Bilsland Colville, businessman, dies at 79

1998 - Gene Autry, American singer, actor, and entrepreneur (b. 1907)

2002 - Heinz von Foerster, Austrian-born physicist and philosopher (b. 1911)

2005 - Nipsey Russell, American comedian (b. 1918) (see Uncurrent Events 9/15 Births)

2006 - Tamara Dobson, American actress (b. 1947)

2006 - Paul Halmos, Hungarian-born American mathematician (b. 1916)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events

 

331 BC - Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Gaugamela.

 

 

 

 

 

 

704 - Aengibald gives away bishop Willibrord estate in Waalre

1189 - Gerard de Ridefort, grandmaster of the Knights Templar since 1184, is killed in the Siege of Acre.

1574 - -2] Storm breaks Leiden dike; drowns 20,000 Spanish soldiers

1661 - Yachting begins in England; King Charles II beats his brother James

1746 - Bonnie Prince Charlie flees to France

1768 - English troops under general Gauge lands in Boston

1814 - Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw the Europe’s political map after the defeat of Napoléon the previous spring.
1827 - The Russian army under Ivan Paskevich storms Yerevan, ending a millennium of Muslim domination in Armenia.
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1843 - News of the World began publication in London.

1847 - Maria Mitchell discovers a non-naked-eye comet

1847 - German inventor and industrialist Werner von Siemens founds Siemens AG & Halske.

1854 - The watch company founded in 1850 in Roxbury by Aaron Lufkin Dennison relocates to Waltham, Massachusetts, to become the Waltham Watch Company, a pioneer in the American System of Watch Manufacturing.

1867 - Karl Marx’ “Das Kapital,” published

1880 - John Philip Sousa becomes new director of US Marine Corps Band

1888 - National Geographic magazine publishes for 1st time

1890 - Congress creates Weather Bureau

1890 - Yosemite National Park forms

1891 - In the U.S. state of California, Stanford University opens its doors.

1892 - University of Chicago opens

1893 - 3rd worst hurricane in US history kills 1,800 (Mississippi)

1898 - Henry Huntington buys LA Railway

1907 - Plaza Hotel (5th Av & 59th Str, NY) opens

1908 - Henry Ford introduces Model T car (costs $825)

1910 - Berkshire Cattle Fair held in Pittsfield Mass (1st state fair)

1910 - Explosion at LA Times kills 21

1918 - World War I: Arab forces under T. E. Lawrence (a/k/a “Lawrence of Arabia”) capture Damascus.

1920 - Sir Percy Cox landed in Basra to assume his responsibilities as high commissioner in Iraq.

1924 - Fokker F-7 1st flight (Amsterdam to Batavia)

1926 - An oil field accident cost aviator Wiley Post his left eye, but he used the settlement money to buy his first aircraft.

1931 - The second (and current) Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is opened in New York.

1933 - Packers make 5 1st downs, Giants make 0, but still win 10-7

1936 - Generalissimo Francisco Franco establishes state of Spain

1940 - Pennsylvania Turnpike, pioneer toll thruway, opens

1945 - Heavyweight champ Joe Louis is discharged from army

1945 - US Office of Strategic Serbia (OSS) disbands

 

 

 

1947 - The F-86 Sabre flies for the first time

 

 

 

 

 

1950 - South Korean troops cross 38th parallel into North Korea

1951 - 24th Infantry Regiment, last all-black military unit, deactivated

 

 

 

1955 - “Honeymooners” premieres

 

Golf Scene

$99’000 Answer

The Sleepwalker

 

 

 

 

1957 - B-52 bombers begin full-time flying alert in case of USSR attack

1957 - First appearance of “In God We Trust” on U.S. paper currency.

1958 - Inauguration of NASA

1958 - Vanguard Project transferred from military to NASA

1958 - NASA created to replace NACA.

1961 - A believed extinct volcanco erupts in Tristan da Cunha

1961 - Roger Maris sets record of 61 HRs (off of Tracy Stallard)

1962 - Johnny Carson hosts his 1st Tonight Show, Joan Crawford guests

1962 - Lucy Show premieres

1967 - Pink FLoyd’s 1st US tour (arrives in NYC)

1968 - “Night of the Living Dead” premieres in Pittsburgh

1970 - 63 arrest in riot to buy Rolling Stone tickets in Milano Italy

1974 - Watergate cover-up trial opens in Wash DC

1975 - Muhammad Ali TKOs Joe Frazier in 15 for heavyweight boxing title in “The Thrilla in Manila”

1979 - US returns Canal Zone to Panama after 75 years (but not the canal)

1982 - EPCOT Center opens in Orlando Florida

1984 - Gary Trudeau’s Doonesbury comic strip resumes after 2-year hiatus

1985 - Israeli air raid on PLO-headquarter at Tunis, 68 killed

1987 - 6 killed by an earthquake measuring 6.1 in LA

1989 - Thousands of East Germans flee to West Germany

1989 - US issues a stamp, labeling an apatosaurus as a brontosaurus

1990 - 10,000 Uganda RPF rebels move into Rwanda

1990 - Meteorite explode above Pacific Ocean

1991 - Howard Stern adds Baltimore to his radio network (WJFK-AM)

1992 - Cartoon Cable Network premieres

1992 - Ross Perot re-enters presidental race

1998 - Vladimir Putin became a permanent member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.

2000 - Juan Antonio Samaranch, the chairman of the IOC declares Sydney the “best Olympic Games ever”

2000 - United States retain Basketball’s Olympic gold medal defeating France 85-75

2000 - United States wins the most medals (97), and the most gold medals (40) in Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia

2005 - Bombing kills 23 people in Bali.

 

 

Births

 

1207 - Henry III, king of England (1216-72)

1507 - Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Italian architect (d. 1573)

1730 - Richard Stockton, US attorney/signer (Decl of Independence) 

 

 

 

1781 - James Lawrencenaval hero (War of 1812-“Don’t give up the ship!”)

 

 

 

 

 

1799 - Rufus Choate, US, lawyer (Hall of Fame)

1800 - Lars Levi Laestadius, Swedish-born botanist and founder of Laestadianism (d. 1861)

1870 - Pieter van Essen, Dutch artillery officer/inventor (grape-shot shells)

1881 - William Edward Boeing, founded aircraft co (Boeing)

1893 - Yip Man, Martial Arts Master d.(1972)

1903 - “Slapsie” Maxie Rosenbloom, NYC, light-heavyweight box champ (1932-34)

1904 - Vladimir Horowitz, Kiev Ukraine, pianist (Carmen)

 

 

 

1910 - Bonnie ParkerRowenaTexasoutlaw (Bonnie and Clyde), (d. 1934)

 

 

 

 

 

1920 - Walter Matthau, NYC, actor (Odd Couple, Bad News Bears)

1921 - James Whitmore, White Plains NY, actor (Give ‘em Hell Harry)

1924 - Jimmy Earl Carter, Plains Ga, (D) 39th Pres (1977-1981)

1924 - William Rehnquist, Ws, Supreme Court (1972-86)/chief justice (1987- )

1926 - Roger Williams, American pianist

1927 - Tom Bosley, Chicago, actor (Howard-Happy Days, Murder She Wrote)

1928 - George Peppard, Detroit Mich, actor (Banacek, A-Team, Blue Max)

1928 - Laurence Harvey, [Larushka Skine], actor (Alamo, Romeo & Juliet)

1930 - Frank Gardner, Australian racing driver

1931 - Reginald Hall, endocrinologist

 

 

 

1932 - Albert CollinsLeona TXblues guitarist (FrostyShowdown)

 

Iceman                Dirty Dishes                               Cold Cold Feeling with Gary Moore

I Ain’t Drunk         Stormy Monday with BB King      Further On Down The Road with Roy Buchanan

Travelin’ South      Master Charge                            Sweet Little Angel with BB , Buddy Guy , Jeff & Eric

 

 

 

 

1935 - Julie Andrews, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, actress/singer (Sound of Music, Mary Poppins)

1936 - Charles G Fullerton, Rochester, NY, astronaut (STS-3, 51F)

1936 - Edward Villella, Bayside Queens, ballet dancer (NYC Ballet)

1936 - Stella Stevens, Yazoo City Miss, actress (Girls! Girls!, Manitou)

1943 - Jim Martini, rocker (Sly & Family Stone-Everyday People)

1945 - Donny Hathaway, Chicago, singer/songwriter (Where is the Love)

1945 - Rod Carew, baseball slugger (AL Rookie of Year 1967)

1945 - Spider Sabich, American skier (d. 1976)

1947 - Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (Shocking Blue)

 

 

 

1950 - Randy QuaidHouston Txactor (Midnight ExpressVacationSaturday Night Live)

 

 

 

 

 

1953 - Greta Andersen Waitz, Oslo Norway, marathoner (NYC – 1984)

1957 - Brad MacDonald, race horse trainer

1959 - Youssou N’dour, Senegalese singer (Shaking the tree)

1963 - Mark McGwire, 1st baseman (AL rookie of year 1988, Oakland A’s, Cards)

1964 - Kristi Atkinson, Van Nuys Ca, WP volleyballer (Best of Beach-6th-1994)

1964 - Harry Hill, British comedian

 

 

 

1965 - Cindy Margolis Model

 

 

 

 

 

1973 - Rodney Kite-Powell, historian

1973 - Jana Henke, German swimmer

1975 - Eric Morel, PR, US flyweight boxer (Olympics-96)

1977 - Jeffrey van Hooydonk, Belgian race car driver

1978 - Andrew JC Jackson, Australian surf lifesaver

1982 - Harry Lawrence, Bath born Entrepreneur

1985 - Revazi Zintiridis, Greek judoka

 

 

 

Deaths

 

290 - [Christian] Bacchus, roman soldier/martyred saint, killed

552 - Teja, king of Ostrogoten, dies in battle

976 - Al-Hakam II, Moors kalief of Cordoba, dies

1189 - Gerard de Ridefort, grandmaster of the Knights Templar

1404 - Boniface IX, [Pietro Tomacelli], Pope (1389-1404), dies

1570 - Frans Floris, Flemish painter (b. 1520)

1838 - Charles Tennant, Scottish chemist and industrialist (b. 1768)

 

 

 

1864 - Rose GreenhowAmerican Confederate spy (b. 1817)

 

 

 

 

 

1876 - James Lick, California land baron (b. 1796)

1913 - Eugene O’Keefe, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1827)

1943 - Antoine T Broekman, resistance fighter, executed at 32
1943 - Anton JT Koreman, resistance fighter, executed at 27
1943 - Antoon Pleyte, resistance fighter, executed at 26
1943 - Dionysius Remiens, resistance fighter, executed at 24
1943 - Earnest Klijzing, resistance fighter, executed
1943 - Gideon Boissevain, resistance fighter, executed at 22
1943 - Hans Katan, resistance fighter, executed at 24
1943 - Henri H Geul, resistance fighter, executed at 27
1943 - Johan Kalshoven, resistance fighter, executed at 20
1943 - Johan Roemer, resistance fighter, executed at 22
1943 - Johan van Mierlo, resistance fighter, executed at 35
1943 - John Charles Boissevain, resistance fighter, executed at 23
1943 - Leo Frijda, resistance fighter, executed at 20
1943 - Louis Boissevain, resistance fighter, executed at 21
1943 - Maarten van/of Gilse, resistance fighter, executed at 27
1943 - Olaf T Thomsen, resistance fighter, executed at 23
1943 - Peter “Pam” Pooters, resistance fighter, executed at 32
1943 - Sape Kuiper, resistance fighter, executed at 19
1943 - Victor van Swieten, resistance fighter, executed at 36
1943 - Walter Brandligt, literature/resistance fighter, executed at 42

1945 - Walter B Cannon, US physiologist (Traumatic Shock), dies at 73

1965 - Edward E “Doc” Smith, US, sci-fi writer (Subspace encounter), dies

1970 - Raoul Riganti, Argentine racing driver (b. 1893)

 

 

 

1972 - Louis LeakeyEnglish anthropologistdies at 68

 

 

 

 

 

1975 - Al Jackson, rock drummer (Booker T & The MG’s), dies at 39

1985 - E B White, US author (New Yorker, Charlotte’s Web), dies at 86

 

 

 

1990 - Curtis E LeMayUSAF General/VP candidatedies at 83

 

 

 

 

 

1992 - Bruce Vorhauer, inventor (Today contraceptive sponge), suicide at 50

1994 - Scott Dunbar, bluse vocalist/guitarist, dies at 90

1995 - Aditya Biria, industrialist, dies at 50

2000 - Reginald Kray, British gangster (b. 1933)

2002 - Walter Annenberg, American publisher and philanthropist (b. 1908)

2004 - Richard Avedon, American photographer (b. 1923)

2004 - Bruce Palmer, Canadian musician (Buffalo Springfield) (b. 1946)

2007 - Harry Lee, Sheriff of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana (b. 1932)

 

 

 

2007 - Al OerterAmerican discus thrower (b. 1936) (Olympics-gold-56606468dies aged 71

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

 

1199 - Rambam (Maimonides) authorizes Samuel Ibn Tibbon to translate Guide of Perplexed from Arabic into Hebrew

1399 - King Richard II of England abdicates throne

1452 - 1st book published, Johann Guttenberg’s Bible

1544 - King Henry VIII draws his armies out of France

1555 - Oxford Bishop Nicholas Ridley sentenced to death as a heretic

1777 - Congress, flees to York Pa, as British forces advance

1787 - 1st US voyage around the world – Columbia leaves Boston

1808 - Covent Garden Theatre Royal destroyed by fire

1841 - Samuel Slocum patented the stapler

1846 - Anesthetic ether used for 1st time (Dr Wm Morton extracts a tooth)

1867 - Midway Islands formally declared a US possession

1877 - 1st US amateur swim meet (NY Athletic Club)

 

 

 

1880 - Henry Draper takes the 1st photograph of Orion Nebula

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

1887 - Volunteer (US) beats Thistle (Scotland) in 8th America’s Cup

1888 - “Jack the Ripper” butchers 2 more women, Liz Stride & Kate Eddowes

1898 - City of NY established

1927 - Babe Ruth hits record setting 60th HR (off Tom Zachary)

1928 - Leon Vanderstuyft of Belgium cycles record 76 mi 604 yds in 1 hr

1929 - 1st manned rocket plane flight (by auto maker Fritz von Opel)

 

 

 

1935 - The Hoover Damastride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada, is dedicated.

 

 

 

 

 

1939 - 1st televised college football game (Fordham vs Waynesburg at NYC)

1939 - Britain first evacuates citizens in anticipation of war.

1940 - 47 German aircrafts shot down above England

1942 - Admiral Nimitz B-17 finds Guadalcanal using National Geographic map

1946 - Von Ribbentrop & Goering sentence to death by Nuremberg trial

 

 

 

1949 - Berlin Airlift ends after 277,000 flights (Ed. note: dates differ from site to site)

 

 

 

 

 

1950 - 1st congress of International Astronautical Federation opens in Paris

1950 - Radio’s “Grand Ole Opry” is broadcasted on TV for 1st time

1953 - Auguste/Jacques Piccard dives with bathosphere to 3150 m (record)

1953 - Earl Warren appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

 

 

 

1960 - Flintstones premieres (1st prime time animation show)

 

Theme Song

Flintstones Cigarette Commercial

History of The Flintstones

1961 - Bill for Boston Tea Party is paid by Mayor Snyder of Oregon who wrote a check for $196, the total cost of all tea lost

 

 

 

1968 - 1st Boeing 747 rolls out

 

 

 

 

 

1972 - Roberto Clemente, is 11th to get 3,000 hits

 

 

 

1975 - The Hughes (later McDonnell-Douglas, now BoeingAH-64 Apache makes its first flight.

 

 

 

 

 

1977 - Due to US budget cuts, the Apollo program’s ALSEP experiment packages left on the Moon are shut down.

1980 - A’s Rickey Henderson sets AL stolen base record at 98 en route to 100

1980 - Ethernet specifications published by Xerox working with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.

1984 - NY Yankee Don Mattingly wins AL batting crown with .343 avg

1985 - Howard Stern gets fired from WNBC AM (NY)

1986 - US releases soviet spy Gennadiy Zakharov

1986 - Mordechai Vanunu, who revealed details of Israel covert nuclear program to British media, was kidnapped in Rome, Italy.

1988 - IBM announces shipment of 3 millionth PS/2 personal computer

1988 - Louise Ritter, US, jumps 6’8″ to win Olympic gold medal

1989 - NASA closes down tracking stations in Hawaii & Ascension

1993 - 6.4 earthquake at Latur, India, 28,000 killed

1993 - MS Dos 6.2 released

1994 - Space shuttle STS-68 (Endeavour 7), launches into orbit

1997 - Microsoft Corp releases Internet Explorer 4.0

1999 - Japan’s worst nuclear accident at a uranium reprocessing facility in Tōkai-mura, northeast of Tokyo.

 

 

 

2004 - The first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat are taken 600 miles south of Tokyo.

 

 

 

 

 

2004 - The AIM-54 Phoenix, the primary missile for the F-14 Tomcat, retired from service. Almost two years later, the Tomcat retires.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005 - The controversial drawings of Muhammad are printed in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.

 

 

 

Births

 

1207 - Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, Persian mystic and poet (d. 1273)

1227 - Pope Nicholas IV (d. 1292)

1631 - William Stoughton, American judge at the Salem witch trials (d. 1701)

1861 - William Wrigley Jr., American industrialist (Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company) (d. 1932)

1870 - Jean Perrin, France, physicist, studied Brownian motion (Nobel 1926)

1905 - Nevill Francis Mott, physicist

1915 - Lester Garfield Maddox, (Gov-D-Ga)/restaurant owner

 

 

 

1917 - Buddy RichNew YorkAmerican jazz drummer and band leader (Buddy Rich Band-Away We Go), (d. 1987)

 

1970

Stick Trick Solo

Birdland

Drum Battle with Gene Krupa

Drum Solo Battle with Jerry Lewis

1917 - Chung Hee Park, general/pres of S Korea (1961-79), assassinated

1921 - Deborah Kerr, Helensburg Scotland, actress (King & I, Night of Iguana)

1922 - Alan Stretton, Australian general

1924 - Truman Capote, New Orleans LA, author (In Cold Blood)

 

 

 

1928 - Elie WieselRomaniaauthor (Souls on FireNazi hunter (Nobel 1986)

 

 

 

 

 

1931 - Angie Dickinson, [Angeline Brown], Kulm ND, actress (Police Woman)

 

 

 

1935 - Johnny MathisSFvocalist (Chances Are12th of Never)

 

 

Misty

Too Much Too Little To Late with Deniece Williams

Chances Are

Wonderful, Wonderful

 

 

 

 

1942 - Frankie Lymon, NYC, rocker (The Teenagers-Why do Fools Fall in Love)

1943 - Marilyn McCoo, Jersey City NJ, host/singer (Solid Gold, 5th Dimension)

1945 - Ehud Olmert, twelfth Prime Minister of Israel

1947 - Marc Bolan, London England, rock vocalist (T-Rex-Bang a Gong)

1951 - Nicholas Yermakov, US, sci-fi author (Epiphany, Jehad, Clique)

1951 - Barry Marshall, Australian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

1953 - S.M. Stirling, Canadian-born author

1954 - Barry Williams, Santa Monica California, actor (Greg-Brady Bunch)

1957 - Fran Drescher, Queens NY, actress (Cadillac Man, Nanny)

1958 - Marty Stuart, Phila Miss, country singer (Hillbilly Rock)

1958 - Nona Garson, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-96)

1961 - Crystal Bernard, Garland TX, actress (Amy-It’s a Living, Helen-Wings)

1961 - Eric van de Poele, Belgian racing driver

1962 - Dave Magadan, Tampa FL, 1st baseman (NY Mets, Chicago Cubs)

 

 

 

1964 - Stephen N FrickPitts PALt Cmdr USN/astronaut

 

 

 

 

 

1964 - Trey AnastasioAmerican musician (Phish)

 

Shine

Trey Anastasio & The Roots

Long Beach Jam

 
1968 - Monica Bellucci, Italian actress

1971 - Jenna Elfman, LA California, actress (Townies, Dharma & Greg)

1975 - Marion Cotillard, French actress

1980 - Martina Hingis, Kosice Slovakia, tennis star (1997 Aust/US/Wimb)1981 - Dominique Moceanu, California, gymnast (World-silver-95, Olympics-gold-96)

1982 - Lacey Chabert, actress (Party of Five)

1982 - Tory Lane, American nude model, exotic dancer, and pornographic actress

1982 - Ryan Stout, American comedian

 

 

 

Deaths

 

420 - Saint Jerome, translator of the Vulgate Bible

653 - Saint Honorius, Archbishop of Canterbury

739 - P’u-chi Ho-shang Tao-chao, Northern Ch’an Line Zen teacher, dies

1101 - Anselm IV, Archbishop of Milan

1351 - Muso Soseki, Zen teacher/Rinzai line/head of Nanzenji, dies in Japan

1440 - Reginald Grey, 3rd Baron Grey de Ruthyn, English soldier and politician

1551 - Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (b. 1507)

1626 - Nurhaci, Manchurian chief (b. 1559)

1630 - John Billington, murderer, 1st American execution, hanged

1772 - James Brindley, English engineer (b. 1716)

1877 - Toohoolhoolzote, prophet of Nez Perce indians, dies in battle

1888 - Catherine Eddowes, English, murdered by Jack the Ripper at 45

1888 - Elizabeth Stride, Long Liz, English, murdered by Jack the Ripper at 45

1897 - St Therese of Lisieux, Roman Catholic saint and mystic (b. 1873)

1910 - Maurice Lévy, French engineer (b. 1838)

 

 

 

1955James Deanactor (Rebel Without a Cause), dies in a car crash at age 24

 

James Dean and Ronald Reagan

Giant

James Dean’s Crash – The Truth?

1960 - Harry St John Philby, [sheik Abdullah], British explorer, dies

1965 - E[dward] E[lmer] “Doc” Smith, sci-fi author (Triplanetary), dies at 75

1978 - Edgar Bergen, ventriloquist (Charlie McCarthy), dies at 75

1985 - Charles F Richter, US seismologist (scale of R), dies at 85

1985 - Helen MacInnes, US spy writer (Affiliate in place), dies at 77

1985 - Simone Signoret, German/French actress (Room at Top, Gina), dies at 64

1987 - Alfred Bester, sci-fi author (Dark Side of Earth), dies at 73

1995 - George Kirby, comedian/impressionist (Pearl Bailey), dies at 71

1997 - Male alligator, largest in Florida (14 feet), killed at about 65

2003 - Robert Kardashian, Armenian-American lawyer (b. 1944)

2011 - Anwar al-Awlaki, American-born terrorist and islamist militant (b. 1971)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

Events

 

522 BC - Darius I of Persia kills the Magian usurper Gaumâta, securing his hold as king of the Persian Empire.

 

 

 

480 BC - Battle of SalamisThe Greek fleet under Themistocles defeats the Persian fleet under Xerxes I.

 

 

 

 

 

61 BC - Pompey the Great celebrates his third triumph for victories over the pirates and the end of the Mithridatic Wars on his 45th birthday.

1187 - Saladins army marches into Jerusalem

1904 - 1st monument honoring Spanish American War erected (Monroeville Ohio)

1906 - US intervenes in Cuba ousts dictator Estrada Palma

1907 - Construction begins on Washington National Cathedral

1911 - Gun magazine of French battleship Liberte explode

1915 - Hurricane claims 275 in Mississippi Delta

1916 - John D Rockefeller becomes the first billionaire.

1947 - Dizzy Gillespie presented his 1st Carnegie Hall concert in NY

1950 - Telephone Answering Machine created by Bell Laboratories

1951 - 1st color telecast of football game on network, Phila (CBS)

1951 - S B Nicholson discovers 12th satellite of Jupiter

1953 - US government gives France $385 million for combat in Indo-China

1954 - Willie Mays famous over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz’ 460′ drive

1960 - “My Three Sons” starring Fred MacMurray, debuts on ABC-TV

1962 - “Green Onions” by Booker T & MG’s peaks at #3

1962 - Launch of Alouette 1, 1st Canadian satellite (on US Delta rocket)

1963 - “My Favorite Martian,” starring Ray Walston, debuts on CBS-TV

1963 - Rolling Stones 1st tour (opening act for Bo Diddley & Everly Bros)

 

 

 

1966 - The Chevrolet Camarooriginally named Pantheris introduced.

 

 

 

 

 

1967 - Gladys Knight & Pips releases “I Heard it Through the Grapevine”

1969 - “Love American Style,” premieres on ABC-TV

1973 - Soyuz 12 returns to Earth

1976 - Syria drives Palestinian guerrillas out of Lebanon

1977 - Muhammad Ali beats Earnie Shavers in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1977 - Soviet space station Salyut 6 launched into Earth orbit

1979 - Gold hits record $400.20 an ounce in Hong Kong

1983 - Congress authorized Pres Reagan to keep 1,600 US Marines in Lebanon

1985 - 1st of 5 cyanide-laced Tylenol victims dies

1986 - “Designing Women,” TV Comedy, debuts on CBS

1986 - USSR releases US journalist Nicholas Daniloff confined on spy charges

1987 - NY Yankee Don Mattingly hits record 6th grand slam of year

1988 - Florence Griffith Joyner of USA sets 200m woman’s record (21.34)

1988 - UN peacekeeping forces win Nobel Peace prize

1990 - Washington National Cathedral construction is completed after 83 years

 

 

 

1990 - The YF-22which would later become the F-22 Raptorflies for the first time.

 

 

 

 

 

1994 - 1st phase of OJ Simpson murder trial jury selection ends (304 chosen)

1994 - House votes to end lobbyists buying meals & entertainment for Congress

1995 - OJ Simpson trial sent to the jury

1995 - US space probe Ulyssus completes 2nd passage behind Sun

1996 - Houston Astro’s retire Nolan Ryan’s #34

1996 - Nintendo 64 video game system debuts in USA (3 months after Japan)

1997 - Jury selection in Terry Nichols Oklahoma bombing trial begins

2001 - The Syracuse Herald-Journal, a U.S. newspaper dating back to 1839, ceases publication.

2003 - Hurricane Juan makes landfall in Nova Scotia.

2004 - The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth.

 

 

 

2004 - The Burt Rutan Ansari X Prize entry SpaceShipOne performed a successful spaceflight, the first of two needed to win the prize.

 

 

 

 

 

2008 - Following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual, The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, the largest single-day point loss in its history.

 

 

 

Births

 

106 BC - Pompey the Great [Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus], Roman political and military leader ( 1st Triumvirate and Consul), (d. 48 BC)

1518 - Tintoretto, Italian painter

1547 - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spanish author and novelist (Don Quixote), (d. 1616)

 

 

 

1725 - Robert CliveEnglish explorer/founder (British empire in India)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1758 - Horatio NelsonBurnham Thorpe Britainnaval hero (Trafalgar)

 

 

 

 

 

1803 - Mercator Cooper, American sea captain (d. 1872)

1831 - John McAlister Schofield, Major General (Union volunteers)

 

 

 

1881 - Ludwig von MisesAustrian Economist

 

 

 

 

 

1895 - Roscoe Turner, American aviator and racer (d. 1970)

1901 - Enrico Fermi, Rome, US physicist, gone fission/fermium (Nobel-1938)

1907 - Gene Autry, Tioga Tx, cowpoke/singer/actor/owner (California Angels)

 

 

 

1908 - Greer GarsonNorth Irelandactress (Pride & PrejudiceChips)

 

 

 

 

 

1913 - Stanley E Kramer, NYC, producer/director (Inherit the Wind)

1915 - Vincent DeDomenico, American entrepreneur (d. 2007)

1930 - Peter Miller, CEO (Lloyd’s of London)

1931 - James Watson Cronin, nuclear physicist

1935 - Jerry Lee Lewis, Feriday La, country singer (Whole Lotta Shakin’)

1936 - Silvio Berlusconi, former Prime Minister of Italy

1939 - Larry Linville, Ojai California, actor (Frank Burns-M*A*S*H, Blue Movie)

1939 - Tommy Boyce, songwriter (Boyce & Hart)

1939 - Molly Haskell, American film critic

1942 - Jean-Luc Ponty, France, fusion violinist (Frank Zappa)

1942 - Madeline Kahn, Boston Mass, actress (Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety)

 

 

 

1943 - Lech WalesaPopowo Polandleads Polish Solidarity (Nobel 1983)

 

 

 

 

 

1944 - Mike Post, composer (Rockford Files, Hill St Blues, Magnum PI)

1948 - Bryant Gumbel, New Orleans La, sportscaster/TV host (Today Show)

1948 - Mark Farner, Mich, guitar/vocalist (Grand Funk Railroad-Locomotion)

1948 - Mike Pinear, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly)

1955 - Ken Weatherwax, actor (Pugsley-Addams Family)

1956 - James Donald Halsell Jr, Monroe La, astronaut (STS 65, 74, 83, 94)

1956 - Sebastian Newbold Coe, England, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1980, 84)

1956 - Suzy Roche, rocker (Roches)

1957 - Andrew “Dice” Clay, [Silverstien], comedian (Adv of Ford Fairlane)

1962 - Al Pitrelli, American musician, guitarist

 

 

 

1968 - Mika Hakkinenracing driver

 

 

 

1969 - Erika Eleniak, Glendale Ca, playmate (Jul, 1989)/actress (Baywatch)

1969 - Angelo Barretto, Filipino racecar driver

1970 - Emily Lloyd, London England, actress (Wish You Were Here, In Country)

1972 - Oliver Gavin, British racing car driver

 

 

 

Deaths

 

855 - Lotharius I, Romanian-French emperor (signed Treaty of Verdun), dies

1364 - Charles, Duke of Brittany

1530 - Andrea del Sato, [d'Agnolo di Franceszo], Italian painter, dies at 44

1560 - Gustaaf I, king of Sweden (1523-60), dies

1575 - Charles de Boisot, water beggar, dies in battle at about 45

1619 - John Lippershey, inventor of telescope, buried

1862 - William “Bull” Nelson, Union general-major, murdered at 38

1895 - Louis Pasteur, scientist (Pasteurization) dies

1910 - Winslow Homer, painter (Prout’s Neck), dies

1970 - Edward Everett Horton, actor/narrator (Bulwinkle Show), dies at 84

1975 - Casey Stengel, NY Yankee manager (1949-60), dies in Glendale at 85

1978 - John Paul I, Pope for 34 days, dies at 65

1987 - Henry Ford II, president Ford Motor Co, dies at 70

 

 

 

1988 - Charles Addams , cartoonist (Addams Family), dies of heart attack at 76

 

Uncle Fester Cartoons

Happy Halloween

 

 

 

 

1989 - A A Busch Jr, brewer/baseball owner (St Louis Cards), dies at 90

1994 - Don Watson, race car driver, dies in an accident at 46

1997 - Roy Lichtenstein, pop artist, dies of pneumonia at 73

2001 - Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, President of South Vietnam (b. 1923)

2004 - Richard Sainct, French motorcycle rally rider (b. 1970)

2005 - Austin Leslie, American chef, the “Godfather of Fried Chicken” (b. 1934)

 

 

 

2006 - Michael A. Monsoor, a United States Navy SEAL killed in Iraq and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

 

 

 

Army Medal of Honor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

 

48 BC - Pompey the Great is assassinated on orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt after landing in Egypt.

351 - Battle at Mursa: emperor Constantine II beats emperor Maxentius

365 - Roman usurper Procopius bribes two legions passing by Constantinople, and proclaims himself Roman emperor.

935 - Saint Wenceslas is murdered by his brother, Boleslaus I of Bohemia.

1066 - William the Conqueror invade England landing at Pevensey Bay, Sussex

1106 - Battle at Tinchebrai: English King Henry I beats his brother Robert

1322 - Battle of Muhldorf

1521 - Turkish sultan Suleiman I’s troops occupy Belgrade

1528 - Spanish fleet sinks in Florida hurricane; about 380 die

1779 - American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay.

1781 - 9,000 American forces & 7,000 French forces begin siege of Yorktown

1787 - Congress sends Constitution to state legislatures for their approval

1904 - Woman arrested for smoking a cigarette in a car on 5th Avenue, NYC

1912 - “Kiche Maru” sinks off Japan, killing 1,000

1915 - Battle of Kut-el-Amara: Brits defeat Turks in Mesopotamia

1919 - Fastest major league game (51 mins), Giants beat Phillies 6-1

1924 - 2 US Army planes end around-world flight, Seattle to Seattle, 57 stops

1928 - 1st recording session in Nashville (Warmack’s Gully Jumpers)

1928 - Juan de la Cierva makes 1st helicopter flight over English Channel

1928 - US acknowledge Chinese government of Chiang Kai-shek

1956 - RCA Records reports Elvis Presley sold over 10 million records

1958 - USAF selects Thor over Jupiter rocket for mass production as ICBM’s

1959 - Explorer VI reveals an intense radiation belt around Earth

1961 - “Hazel,” starring Shirley Booth debuts on NBC-TV

1961 - USN Comdr Forrest S Petersen takes X-15 to 30,720 m

1963 - “Tennessee Tuxedo,” cartoon debuts on CBS-TV

1965 - Jack McKay in X-15 reaches 90 km

1968 - Beatles “Hey Jude,” single goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks

1968 - Janis Joplin announces she’s leaving “Big Brother & Holding Co”

1969 - Joe Kapp (Minnesota Vikings) passes for 7 touchdowns vs Balt Colts (52-14)

1970 - Anwar Sadat replaces Egyptian President Nassar

1970 - Intrepid (US) beats Gretel II (Aust) in 22nd America’s Cup

1972 - Japan & Communist China agree to re-establish diplomatic relations

1973 - Palestinian Terrorists hijack Austrian train

1973 - ITT Building in New York City bombed to protest ITT’s involvement in the September 11 1973 coup d’état in Chile.

1975 - Bill authorizes admission of women to military academies

1976 - Congress passes Toxic Substances Control Act

1976 - Muhammad Ali beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1978 - Israeli Knesset endorses Camp David accord

1979 - Larry Holmes TKOs Earnie Shavers in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1980 - Carl Sagan’s 13 part “Cosmos” premieres on PBS

1980 - Jaromir Wagner is 1st to fly Atlantic standing on wing

1982 - 1st reports appear of death from cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules

1985 - NASA launches Intelsat VA

1985 - Race riot in London area of Brixton

1990 - Marvin Gaye gets a star on Hollywood’s walk of fame

1991 - UN weapons inspectors ends 5-day standoff with Iraq

1994 - “Cats” 5,000th Broadway performance (joins Chorus Line & Oh! Calcutta!)

1994 - 909 people died when an Estonian ferry capsized & sank in Baltic sea

1995 - Yitzhak Rabin & Yasir Arafat, sign accord to transfer West Bank

1995 - Bob Denard and a group of mercenaries take the islands of Comoros in a coup.

2008 - SpaceX launches the first ever private spacecraft, the Falcon 1 into orbit.

 

 

 

Births 

 

551 BC - Confucius, Chinese philosopher (founder of Confucianism), (d. 479 BC)

1565 - Alessandro Tassoni, Modena Italy, political writer (Rape of Bucket)

1571 - Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Italian artist (d. 1610)

1605 - Ismaël Bullialdus, French astronomer (d. 1694)

1667 - Asano Naganori, Japanese warlord (d. 1701)

1852 - Henri Moissan [Ferdinand-Frederic-], Paris France, chemist (Nobel 1906), (d. 1907)

1887 - Avery Brundage, Detroit Mich, CEO (Intl Olympic Committee, 1952-72)

1888 - Herman McNeile, Cornwall England, soldier/novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond)

1895 - Wallace K Harrison, Worcester Mass, US architect (UN, Lincoln Center)

1901 - William Samuel Paley, Chicago Ill, pres/CEO of CBS (1928-90)

1901 - Ed Sullivan, New York NY, TV variety show host/gossip columnist (Ed Sullivan Show)

1905 - Max Schmeling, Germany, world heavyweight boxing champ (1930-32)

1905 - William Northam, Austria, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1964)

1909 - Al Capp, [Alfred Gerald Caplin], New Haven Ct, cartoonist (Li’l Abner)

1915 - Julius Rosenberg, NYC, 1st US civilian executed for espionage

1916 - Peter Finch, London, actor (Network, Windom’s Way, Raid on Entebbe)

1924 - Marcello Mastroianni, Italian actor (d. 1996)

1925 - Seymour Cray, inventor (Cray I computer)
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1934 - Brigitte Bardot, Paris France, sex kitten (And God Created Women)

1935 - Koko Taylor, [Cora Walton], US vocalist (Queen of the Blues)

1938 - Ben E. King [Benjamin Earl Nelson], New York City, American soul singer (Stand by Me)

1943 - Lou Piniella, outfielder/manager (NY Yankees, Seattle Mariners)

1952 - Sylvia Kristel, Neth, actress (Emmanuelle, Priv School for Girls)

1954 - Steve Largent, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)

1967 - Moon Unit Zappa, rocker (Valley Girl), Frank’s daughter

1970 - Mira Sorvino, Tenafly NJ, actress (Quiz Show, Norma Jean & Marilyn)

1971 - Janet Evans, swimmer (Olympics)

1972 - Dita Von Teese, American burlesque artist

1979 - Bam Margera, American skateboarder

1987 - Hilary Duff, Houston Texas, actress and singer (Lizzie McGuire)

 

 

 

Deaths

 

48 BC - Pompey the Great [Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus], Roman general and politician, dies at 59

876 - Louis the German, King of Eastern Francia (b. 804)

929 - Wenceslaus I, duke of Bohemia, murdered

1891 - Herman Melville, writer (Billy Budd, Moby Dick), dies at 72

1895 - Louis Pasteur, French bacteriologist (Pasteurization), dies at 72

1902 - Emile Zola, French writer (Nana/Germinal/J’accuse), dies at 62

1914 - Richard Sears, businessman (Sears, Roebuck and Company) (b. 1863)

1915 - Saitou Hajime, 3rd squad leader of the Shinsengumi died under name of Goro Fujita (b. 1844)

1935 - W.K. Dickson, Scottish inventor (b. 1860)

1953 - Edwin Hubble, American astronomer, designer of telescopes, dies at 63

1957 - Albert Ascoli, Italian developed anti-tuberculosis vaccine, dies

1959 - Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver (b. 1901)

1964 - Harpo [Arthur] Marx, comedian (Marx Bros), dies at 75

1973 - Wystan H Auden, British/US writer (Spain/Platonic Blow), dies at 66

1975 - Sidney Fields, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 77

1989 - Ferdinand E Marcos, president of Philippines (1965-86), dies at 72

 

 

 

1991 - Miles Davisjazz trumpeterdies of pneumonia at 65

 

Blue in Green

Walkin’

 

 

 

 

1993 - Alexander A. Drabik, American soldier (b. 1910)

1994 - Harry Saltzman, producer (Dr No, Nijinski), dies at 78

2002 - Hartland Molson, Canadian businessman (Molson family), senator and sports executive (Montreal Canadiens) (b. 1907)

2003 - Althea Gibson, American tennis player (b. 1927)

2003 - Elia Kazan, Greek-born American film director (b. 1909)

2004 - Geoffrey Beene, American fashion designer (b. 1924)

2004 - Scott Muni, American disc jockey (b. 1930)

2007 - Wally Parks, Founder of the NHRA (b. 1913)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

Events

 

70 - Walls of upper city of Jerusalem battered down by Romans

489 - Odoacer attacks Theodoric at the Battle of Verona, and is defeated again.

1066 - William the Conqueror troops set sail for England

1290 - Earthquake in Gulf of Chili China, reportedly kills 100,000

1331 - The Battle of Płowce between the Kingdom of Poland and the Teutonic Order is fought.
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1694 - Hurricane hits Carlisle Bay Barbados; 27 Brit ships sink & 3,000 die

1787 - Constitution submitted to states for ratification

1822 - Jean-François Champollion announces that he has deciphered the Rosetta stone.

1864 - Centralia Massacre (Missouri): “Bloody Bill” Anderson

1864 - Jesse James’ gang surprise attack train: 150 killed

1894 - Aqueduct racetrack opens in NY

1903 - Wreck of the Old 97, a train crash made famous by the song of the same name.

1905 - The physics journal Annalen der Physik published Albert Einstein’s paper “Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?”, introducing the equation E=mc².

1908 - The first production of the Ford Model T automobile was built at the Piquette Plant in Detroit, Michigan.

1910 - 1st test flight of a twin-engined airplane (France)

 

 

 

1912 - W C Handy publishes “Memphis Blues” 1st Blues Song1912

 

Memphis Blues

Ole Miss Rag 1917

 

 

 

 

1919 - Democratic National Committee voted to allow female members

 

 

 

1938 - British ocean liner “Queen Elizabeth,” launches at Clydebank Scotland

 

 

 

 

 

1941 - 1st WW II liberty ship, freighter Patrick Henry, launched

1950 - Heavyweight champ Ezzard Charles KOs Joe Louis in NYC

1953 - Typhoon destroys 1/3 of Nagoya Japan

1954 - Steve Allen’s “Tonight Show” premieres

1963 - At 10:59 AM census clock, records US population at 190,000,000

1964 - Warren Commission released, finds Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone

1973 - Nolan Ryan strikes out 16 in 11 innings, for record 383 of season

1979 - Congress’ final approval to create Dept of Education

1985 - Hurricane Gloria’s 130 MPH wind hits Atlantic coast

1988 - Grand jury evidence shows Tawana Brawley fabricated rape story

1988 - The National League for Democracy, led by Aung San Suu Kyi is founded.

1989 - Sony purchases Columbia Pictures for $3.4 billion cash

1996 - In Afghanistan, the Taliban capture the capital city Kabul after driving out President Burhanuddin Rabbani and executing former leader Mohammad Najibullah.

1998 - Google is launched.

2008 - CNSA astronaut Zhai Zhigang becomes the first Chinese person to perform a spacewalk while flying on Shenzhou 7.

 

 

 

Births

 

1389 - Cosimo de Medici, ruler of Florence and patron of the arts (d. 1464)

 

 

 

1722 - Samuel Adamsrevolutionary rabble rouser/(Lt Gov-Mass1789-94)

 

 

 

 

 

1792 - George Cruikshank, London, caricaturist (Oliver Twist)

1817 - Hiram R Revels, Fayetteville NC, 1st black US senator

 

 

 

1840 - Alfred Thayer MahanUSnaval officer (Influence of Sea Power)

 

 

 

 

 

1840 - Thomas Nastpolitical cartoonist of late 1800s America

 

 

 

 

 

1862 - Louis Botha, Greytown South Africa, 1st PM of South Africa (1910-19)

1885 - Harry Blackstone, Sr., American magician (d. 1965)

1907 - Bhagat Singh, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1931)

1922 - Arthur Penn, Phila, director (Miracle Worker, Bonnie & Clyde)

1922 - Carl Ballantine, actor (McHale’s Navy)

1925 - Patrick Steptoe, scientist (perfected in vitro fertilization)

1926 - Jayne Meadows, Wu Chang China, Mrs Steve Allen, actr (Dark Delusion)

1932 - Roger C Carmel, actor (Harry Mudd-Star Trek, In-Laws)

1933 - Will Sampson, American actor (d. 1987)

1934 - Dick Schaap, sportscaster/author (Bo Knows Bo, Instant Replay)

1934 - Greg Morris, Cleveland Ohio, actor (Mission Impossible, Vega$)

1934 - Wilford Brimley, Salt Lake City Utah, actor (Gus-Our House, Cocoon)

1936 - Don Cornelius, American television host (Soul Train), (d. 2012)

1942 - Dith Pran, Cambodian-born photojournalist

1943 - Randy Bachman, Winnipeg, rocker (Bachman-Turner Overdrive-Roll On)

 

 

 

1947 - Meat Loaf, [Marvin Lee Aday], Dallasrocker (Bat Out of Hell)

 

 

Two Out Of Three Ain`t Bad

You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth

Paradise By The Dashboard Light

 

 

 

 

1965 - Alexis Stewart, American radio personality

1979 - Christian Jones, Australian racing driver

1982 - Lil Wayne, American rapper

1984 - Avril Lavigne, Canadian singer-songwriter

 

 

 

Deaths

 

1259 - Ezzeline III da Romano, gentleman of Verona/”cruel monster”, dies

1557 - Emperor Go-Nara of Japan (b. 1497)

1590 - Urban VII, [Giambattista Castagna], Italian Pope (1590), dies

1876 - Braxton Bragg, American Confederate general (b. 1817)

1917 - Edgar Degas, painter, Paris

1940 - Julius Wagner-Jauregg, Austrian neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1857)

 

 

 

1942 - Douglas Munro, only US Coast Guard with WW II-Med of Honor, dies

 

 

 

 

Air Force Medal of Honor

 

 

 

1944 - Aimee Semple McPherson, Canada/US evangelist/faith healer, dies at 53

1956 - Milburn Apt, in X-2 rocket plane reaches 3370 kph, but, dies in crash

1956 - [Mildred] Babe Didrikson-Zaharias, javelin (Oly-gold-32), dies at 45

1965 - Clara Bow, US actress, dies at 60

1985 - Lloyd Nolan, actor (Dr Chegley-Julia), dies of lung cancer at 83

 

 

 

1993 - James H DoolittleUS air force general (Tokyo 1942), dies at 96

 

 

 

 

 

1998 - Doak Walker, American football player (b. 1927)

2003 - Donald O’Connor, American actor (b. 1925)

2009 - William Safire, American Columnist (b. 1929)

2010 - George Blanda, American football player (b. 1927)

2011 - Johnny “Country” Mathis, American country singer (b. 1933)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past **

 

 

Events

 

1066 - The Battle of Stamford Bridge marks the end of the Anglo-Saxon era

 

 

 

 

 

1396 - Battle of Nicopolis: Sultan Bajezid I defeats Crusades armies

 

 

 

1513 - Vasco Nunez de Balboa is 1st European to see Pacific Ocean

 

 

 

 

 

1775 - American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured

 

 

 

 

 

1789 - Congress proposes Bill of Rights (10 of 12 will ratify)

1804 - 12th amendment to US constitution, regulating judicial power

1846 - US troops under Gen Taylor occupies Monterey Mexico

1867 - Congress creates 1st all-black university, Howard U in Wash DC

1882 - 1st baseball doubleheader (Providence & Worcester)

1888 - Royal Court Theatre, London, opens

 

 

 

1890 - Congress establishes Yosemite National Park (California)

 

Yosemite National Park

 

 

 

 

1906 - In the presence of the king and before a great crowd, Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the invention of the Telekino in the port of Bilbao, guiding a boat from the shore, in what is considered the birth of the Remote control.

1911 - Ground breaking begins in Boston for Fenway Park

1919 - President Woodrow Wilson is paralyzed by a stroke

1926 - Henry Ford announces 8 hour, 5-day work week

1954 - Francois “Doc” Duvalier wins Haitian presidential election

1962 - Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1st round for heavyweight title

1973 - 3-man crew of Skylab 3 make safe splashdown in Pacific after 59 days

 

 

 

1975 - Jackie Wilsonsuffers heart attack & lapse into a 9 yterminal coma

 

Lonely Teardrops

Higher And Higher

Reet Petite

1980 - Chevy Chase calls Cary Grant a homo on Tomorrow show (suit follows)

1981 - Nolan Ryan’s 5th career no-hitter as Astros beat Dodgers 5-0

1985 - Palestinian terrorists kill 3 Israeli sailors at Lanaca Cyprus

1986 - Antonin Scalia appointed to Supreme Court

1988 - Florence Griffith Joyner runs Olympic record 100m in 10.54s

1990 - UN Security Council vote 14-1 to impose air embargo against Iraq

1992 - US Mars Observer launched from Space shuttle

1997 - Britain’s Andy Green sets jet-powered car record (714 mph)

2002 - The Vitim event, a possible bolide impact in Siberia, Russia.

2003 - A magnitude-8.0 earthquake strikes just offshore of Hokkaidō, Japan.

2008 - China launches the spacecraft Shenzhou 7

 

 

 

Births

 

1358 - Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1408)

1599 - Francesco Borromini, Italian architect (d. 1667)

1644 - Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer (d. 1710)

1725 - Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, designed & built 1st automobile

1729 - Christian G Heyne, German archaeologist

1764 - Fletcher Christian, English Bounty mutineer (d. 1793)

1832 - William Le Baron Jenney, US, architect/”father of skyscraper”

1866 - Thomas Hunt Morgan, US, biologist (Nobel-1933)

1897 - William Faulkner, New Albany Mississippi, author (Sound & Fury-Nobel 1949), (d. 1962)

1903 - Mark Rothko, [Marcus Rothkovich], US, painter (Green on Blue)

1918 - Phil Rizzuto, Bkln NY, sportscaster/shortstop (NY Yankees-MVP 1950)

1925 - Paul MacCready, engineer/inventor (1st man-powered aircraft)

 

 

 

1926 - Aldo RayPen Argyl PAactor (God’s Little AcreGreen Beret)

 

We’re No Angels

The Marrying Kind

The Green Berets

1929 - Barbara Walters, American broadcaster

1943 - Robert Gates, American Secretary of Defense

 

 

 

1947 - Cheryl TiegsMinnesotamodel (Sports Illustrated)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1949 - Anson Williams, LA California, actor (Potsie-Happy Days)

1951 - Mark Hamill, Oakland California, actor (Luke Skywalker-Star Wars)

1958 - Michael Madsen, Chicago, actor (Reservoir Dogs, Straight Talk)

1964 - Gary Ayles, British racing driver

1965 - Will Smith [The Fresh Prince], actor/rapper (Men in Black, Independence Day, Fresh Prince)

 

 

 

Deaths

 

1066 - Harald III Hardrada, King of Norway (1047-66), dies in battle at 51

1066 - Tostig Godwinson, Earl of Northumbria, killed at the Battle of Stamford Bridge

1333 - Prince Morikuni, Japanese shogun (b. 1301)

1396 - Jean de Vienne, French admiral/crusader, dies in battle

1396 - Odard de Chasseron, French knight/crusader, dies in battle

1396 - Philip of Bar, French knight/crusader, dies in battle

1680 - Samuel Butler, poet/satirist, dies

1867 - Oliver Loving, American pioneer rancher (b. 1812)

1917 - Thomas Ashe, Irish revolutionary (b. 1885)

1933 - Ring Lardner, American writer (b. 1885)

1960 - Emily Post, etiquette expert, dies at 86

1980 - John Bonham, English pop drummer (Led Zeppelin), overdoses at 32

1987 - Mary Astor, actress (Cynthia, Meet Me in St Louis, Fiesta), dies at 81

1988 - Billy Carter, Pres Carter’s brother Billy, dies of cancer at 51

1991 - Klaus Barbie, Gestapo chief of Lyon, dies of cancer at 77

1999 - Marion Zimmer Bradley, American writer (b. 1930)

2003 - George Plimpton, American writer and actor (b. 1927)

2003 - Franco Modigliani, Italian economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)

 

 

 

 

2005 - Don AdamsAmerican actor and comedian (b. 1923) see also ( Get Smart Premiere 9/18 Uncurrent Events)

 

Get Smart Bloopers with Don Rickles

Don Rickles at Don Adams 75th

Get Smart Tribute

2006 - Jeff CooperAmerican firearms expert (b. 1920)

 

 

 

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Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events

 

715 - Ragenfrid defeats Theudoald at the Battle of Compiègne.

1396 - Sultan Bajezid I beheads 100s of crusaders

 

 

 

1580 - Francis Drake with Spanish treasure returns to England

 

 

 

 

 

1687 - Acropolis in Athens attacked by Venetian army trying to eject Turks Parthenon destroyed in war between Turks & Venetians

1687 - The city council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange’s invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution.

1772 - New Jersey passes bill requiring a license to practice medicine

1777 - British troops occupy Philadelphia during American Revolution

1789 - Jefferson appointed 1st Sec of State; John Jay 1st chief justice;

1789 - Samuel Osgood 1st Postmaster & Edmund J Randolph 1st Attorney Genl

1872 - The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) was established in New York City.

 

 

 

1874 - 1st Grand International Rifle match held

 

The grand international rifle-match at Creedmoor - second day shooting at a thousand yards																  	/ 					  						  	drawn by A.B Frost. Print

 

 

 

 

1887 - Emile Berliner patents the Gramophone

1890 - US stops minting $1 & $3 gold coin & 3 cent piece

1892 - 1st public appearance of John Philip Sousa’s band (NJ)

1892 - Diamond Match Co patented book matches

1914 - Federal Trade Commission formed to regulate interstate commerce

 

 

 

1918 - Battle of the Argonnefinal major battle of WW I

 

 

 

 

 

1934 - British liner Queen Mary is launched

1950 - UN troops in Korean War recapture South Korean capital of Seoul

1951 - Prof Youngblood demonstrates artificial heart in Paris

1954 - Typhoon hits Japan – 5 ferryboats sink killing about 1,600

1955 - NY Stock Exchange worst price decline since 1929

1958 - Columbia (US) beats Sceptre (England) in 18th America’s Cup

1959 - Typhoon Vera, hits Japanese island of Honshu, causing the deaths of 4,580 people with 658 missing

1960 - Longest speech in UN history (4 hrs, 29 mins, by Fidel Castro)

 

 

 

1962 - TV comedy series “Beverly Hillbillies” premieres on CBS

 

 

The Clampetts Strike Oil

Great Crawdad Hunt

Jed Pays His Income Tax

Granny’s Spring Tonic

 

 

 

 

1965 - Queen Elizabeth decorates Beatles with Order of British Empire

1968 - 1st broadcast of “Hawaii Five-O” on CBS-TV

1973 - Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic in record-breaking time.

1977 - Sir Freddie Laker begins cut-rate “Skytrain” service, London to NY

1980 - Bomb attack on Octoberfest in Munich, 12 killed

1983 - Australia II wins America’s Cup yacht race (1st non-US winner)

1984 - Britain & China initial agreement return Hong Kong to China in 1997

1986 - Antonin Scalia, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

1986 - William Hubbs Rehnquist, sworn in as Chief Justice of Supreme Court

1995 - Sri Lanka complete 2-1 Test Cricket series win in Pakistan from 0-1

1997 - An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse.

2000 - Anti-globalization protests in Prague (some 20,000 protesters) turned violent during the IMF and World Bank summits.

2008 - Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy becomes first person to fly a jet engine-powered wing across the English Channel.

2009 - Typhoon Ketsana (2009) hit the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, causing 700 fatalities.

 

 

 

Births

 

1181 - Saint Francis of Assisi, Italian founder of the Franciscan Order (d. 1226)

1711 - Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple, English politician (d. 1779)

1875 - Edmund Gwenn, Wales, actor (Miracle on 34th Street)

1877 - Ugo Cerletti, Italian neurologist (d. 1963)

1887 - Sir Barnes Wallis, English scientist, engineer and inventor (d. 1979)

1888 - T S Eliot, St Louis Missouri, poet/dramatist/critic (Waste Land-Nobel 1948), (d. 1965)

1889 - Martin Heidegger, Germany, Existentialist (Being & Time)

1891 - Alfred Plane, US sharp shooter (Olympic-gold-1912, 20)

 

 

 

1898 - George Gershwin, [Jacob Gershvin], Bklncomposer (Rhapsody in Blue)

 

 

I Got Rhythm

Rhapsody in Blue

A George Gershwin Sampler: His Greatest Hits

 

 

 

 

 
1901 - George Raft, NYC, American actor (Each Dawn I Die, Scarface, Some Like It Hot)

1902 - Umberto “Albert” Anastasia, US gangster (Murder Inc)

1907 - Anthony F Blunt, British historian/spy for USSR

 

 

 

1909 - Bill France, Sr., American car racing executive (d. 1992)

 

 

 

 

 

1914 - Jack LaLanne, exercise mogul (Juice Tiger)

1925 - Marty Robbins, Glendale Az, singer (Devil Woman, I Walk Alone)

1927 - Robert Cade, American physician and beverage inventor (d. 2007)

1932 - Clifton C Williams Jr, Mobile Alabama, Major USMC/astronaut

1933 - Donna Douglas, [Dot Smith], Pride La, actress (Beverly Hillbillies)

1938 - Michael V Love, US test pilot (X-24)

1942 - Kent McCord, LA California, actor (Officer Jim Reed-Adam 12)

 

 

 

1943 - Georgie Fame, [Clive Powell], rocker (Georgie Fame & Blue Flames)

 

 

Sunny                                                 You Can’t Do That

Yeh! Yeh!                                           Am I Wasting My Time

The Ballad Of Bonnie & Clyde

 

 

 

 

1945 - Brian Ferry, England, rocker (Roxy Music-Let’s Stick Together)

1947 - Lynn Anderson, ND, country singer (I Never Promised you a Rose Garden)

1948 - Olivia Newton-John, Cambridge England, singer (Lets Get Physical)

1949 - Jane Smiley, American novelist

1954 - Craig Chaquico, rock guitarist (Jefferson Starship)

 

 


1956 - Linda HamiltonSalisbury Mdactress (Sarah Conner , Terminator)

 

 

 

 

 

1968 - Anthony Shadid, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, New York Times foreign correspondent and two time Pulitzer winner, (d. 2012)

1974 - Gary Hall Jr, US, 50m/100m/400m free relay (Oly-gold/2 silver-96)

1980 - Patrick Friesacher, Austrian race car driver

1981 - Serena Williams, Saginaw, Michigan, tennis player (13 grand slams)

 

 

 

Deaths

 

1023 - Godfried I, duke of Neth-Lutherans, dies

1342 - John I, ruler of Poland, dies

1468 - Juan de Torquemada, Spanish Catholic cardinal (b. 1388)

1620 - Taichang Emperor of China (b. 1582)

1626 - Wakisaka Yasuharu, Japanese warrior (b. 1554)

 

 

 

1820 - Daniel Boonefrontiersmandies in Missouri at 85

 

 

 

 

 

1868 - August Ferdinand Möbius, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1790)

1877 - Hermann Grassmann, German mathematician and physicist (b. 1809)

 

 

 

1902 - Levi StraussAmerican clothing manufacturer (b. 1829)

 

 

 

 

 

1937 - Bessie Smithsingerdies of injuries sustained in car crash at 43

 

 

St. Louis Blues                                                                     I Need A Little Sugar In My bowl

Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out             I Ain’t Got Nobody 

Tain’t Nobodys Business If I Do                                          Careless Love Blues with Louis Armstrong

 

 

 

 

1945 - Béla V J Bartok, Hungarian pianist/composer dies at 64

 

 

 

 
1952 - George SantayanaUS philosopher/poet (Last Puritan), dies at 88

 

 

 

 

 

1979 - Arthur Hunnicutt, actor (Big Sky, Apache Uprising), dies at 68

1984 - Walter Pidgeon, actor (Forbidden Planet), dies of strokes at 87

1996 - Geoffrey Wilkinson, chemist, dies at 75

 

 

 

1998 - Betty CarterAmerican singer (b. 1930)

 

 

How High The Moon

Baby it’s Cold Outside with Ray Charles

Tight with Branford Marsalis

 

 

 

 

2003 - Robert Palmer, English singer (b. 1949)

2008 - Paul Newman, American actor (b. 1925)

2010 - Gloria Stuart, American actress dies from respiratory failure at 100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

 

1180 - Manuel I Komnenos, last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration dies. The Byzantine Empire slips into terminal decline.

1657 - 1st autopsy & coroner’s jury verdict is recorded in state of Maryland

 

 

 

1742 - Faneuil Hall opens to public

 

 

 

 

 

1776 - 1st St Leger horesrace held at Doncaster

1789 - Congress creates Post Office

1789 - Federal Judiciary Act is passed & creates a six-person Supreme Court

1789 - President George Washington appointed John Jay the 1st Chief Justice

1852 - Henri Giffard, a French engineer, makes 1st dirigible flight

1853 - 1st round-the-world trip by yacht (Cornelius Vanderbilt)

1869 - Black Friday; Wall St panic after Gould & Fisk attempt to corner gold

1877 - Battle of Shiroyama, decisive victory of the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion

1929 - Lt James H Doolittle guides a Consolidated N-Y-2 Biplane over Mitchell Field in NY in 1st all-instrument flight

1935 - Earl Bascom and Weldon Bascom produce the first rodeo ever held outdoors under electric lights at Columbia, Mississippi

1948 - The Honda Motor Company is founded.

1952 - Underwater volcano explodes under research vessel Kaiyo-maru-5

1954 - Tonight Show premieres on NBC (Johnny takes over 8 years later)

1957 - Eisenhower orders US troops to desegregate Little Rock schools

 

 

 

1960 - 1st nuclear-powered aircraft carrierlaunches (USS Enterprise)

 

 

 

 

 

1964 - “Munsters” premieres on TV

 

Munsters Season 1 Opening

The Munsters Unaired Pilot

Lily Munster Sings & Plays Harp

1966 - -30] Hurricane Inez, kills 293 in Caribbean, Florida & Mexico

1969 - 1st Elvis convention, 2500 fans attend in Cincinnati

1971 - 90 Russian diplomats expelled from Britain for spying

1972 - Antique F86 Sabrejet fails to takeoff at air show, kills 22

1976 - Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst sentenced to 7 years for her part in a 1974 bank robbery. Released after 22 months by Pres Carter

1979 - CompuServe began operation as 1st computer information service

1979 - Pete Rose reaches 200 hits in a season for 10th time

1988 - Carl Lewis runs world record 100m (9.92 sec)

1988 - Jackie Joyner-Kersee of USA sets heptathlon woman’s record (7,291)

1993 - 1st Israeli killed by Islamics after PLO signs peace accord

1994 - National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and various others to help fight against dictatorship in Myanmar.

1996 - U.S. President Bill Clinton signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.

2005 - Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana.

2007 - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gives a controversial speech on the campus of Columbia University.

 

 

 

Births

 

15 - Vitellius, Roman Emperor (d. 69)

1301 - Ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, English soldier (d. 1372)

1513 - Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen of Sweden (d. 1535)

1717 - Horace Walpole, England, British horror writer (Castle of Otranto)

1725 - Sir Arthur Guinness, Irish brewer (d. 1803)

 

 

 

1755 - John Marshall, Va, 4th Supreme Court Chief Justice (1801-35)

 

 

 

 

 

1827 - Henry Warner Slocum, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1894

 

 

 

1884 - Hugo SchmeisserGerman weapons designer (d. 1953) See Also Death Of 

 

 

 

 

 

1894 - Tommy Armour, Anglo-American golfer (d. 1968)

 

 

 

1896 - F Scott FitzgeraldSt Paul Minn, author (Great Gatsby), (d. 1940)

 

 

 

 

 

1898 - Howard Florey, Adelaide Aust, pathologist/phamacologist; purified penicillin (Nobel ’45), (d. 1968)

1902 - Ruhollah Khomeini, Iranian politician, religious figure, and political leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution (d. 1989)

1918 - Audra Lindley, LA California, actress (Helen Roper-3′s Company, Ropers)

1921 - Jim McKay, Phila Pa, sportscaster (ABC’s Wide World of Sports)

1921 - Leonard Overton, British glider pilot (Arnhem 1944)

 

 

 

1923 - Fats NavarroAmerican jazz trumpet player (d. 1950)

 

Our Delight

Be Bop Romp

Callin’ Dr. Jazz

1924 - Sheila MacRae, London England, actress (Jackie Gleason Show)

1930 - John Watts Young, SF California, astronaut (Gem 3 10, Apol 10 16, STS 1 9)

1934 - John Brunner, [Kilian Houston], UK, sci-fi author (100th Millennium)

1936 - Jim Henson, Greenville Miss, muppeteer (Sesame Street, Muppet Show), (d. 1990)

1945 - David A[llen] Drake, US, sci-fi author (Cross the Stars, Rolling Hot)

1945 - Lou Dobbs, American journalist

1946 - “Mean” Joe Greene, NFL tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers), Coke spokesman

1951 - Douglas Kmiec, American legal scholar

1981 - Ryan Briscoe, Australian racing driver

 

 

 

Deaths

 

366 - Liberius, Italian Pope (352-66), dies

768 - Pippin III, the short, King of France, dies at 53

1541 - Philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist, dies at 47

1954 - Edward Pilgrim, British suicide hastened by bureaucracy (b. 1904)

1968 - Robert Arthur Ley, sci-fi author (Telepath, Power of X), dies at 47

 

 

 

1991 - Theodore Geiselchildren’s author (Dr Seuss), dies of cancer at 87

 

 

 

 

 

1997 - Jonathon Silver, entrepreneur/arts patron, dies at 47

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

 

480 BC – the Battle of Salamis, Greece, the greatest of ancient naval battles, was won by Greece over Persia. Over 1,000 Persian ships were sunk by fewer than 400 Greek vessels. ( Exact Date Uncertain)

 

 

 

 

 

 

951 - Otto I the Great becomes king of Italy

1122 - Concordat of Worms

1459 - Battle of Blore Heath, the first major battle of the English Wars of the Roses, is fought at Blore Heath in Staffordshire.

1642 - Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass, 1st commencement

 

 

 

1779 - John Paul Jones‘ “Bon Homme Richard” defeats HMS Serapis

 

 

 

 

 

1780 - Brit Maj John Andre reveals Benedict Arnold’s plot to betray West Pt

 

 

 

1806 - Lewis & Clark return to St Louis from Pacific Northwest

 

 

 

 

 

1821 - Fall of Tripolitsa, Greece, massacre of 30.000 Turks

1846 - Johann Gottfried Galle & Heinrich d’Arrest find Neptune

1857 - Russian warship Leffort disappears in Finland Gulf in storm; 826 die

1873 - Tom Allen beats Mike McCale for Heavyweight Boxing title

1877 - Hurricane strikes Curacao & Bonaire kills 200

1889 - Nintendo Koppai (Later Nintendo Company, Limited) founded by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce and market the playing card game Hanafuda.

1912 - 1st Mack Sennett “Keystone Comedy” movie released (Cohen Collects a Debt)

1926 - Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

1938 - Time capsule, to be opened in 6939, buried at World’s Fair in NYC (capsule contained a woman’s hat, man’s pipe & 1,100′ of microfilm)

1942 - Auschwitz begins experimental gassing executions

1942 - Russian counter offensive at Stalingrad

1952 - Richard Nixon makes his “Checker’s” speech

1952 - Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

 

 

 

1962 - ABC’s 1st color TV series-Jetsons

 

 

 

 

 

1969 - 1st broadcast of “Marcus Welby MD” on ABC-TV

1969 - Northern Star and Illinois Univ newspaper start rumors that Paul McCartney is dead

1970 - Gary Muhrcke wins 1st NY Marathon

1972 - Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos declares martial law

1973 - Former Argentine President Juan Peron returns to power

1973 - Largest known prime, 2 ^ 132,049-1, is discovered

1976 - Ford-Carter TV debate

1977 - 3rd test of Space Shuttle Enterprise

1979 - St Louis legend Lou Brock steals 938th & final base of his career

1986 - Congress selects the rose as US national flower

1990 - PBS begins an 11 hour miniseries on Civil War

1997 - Seattle Mariners break record for most HRs in a year (258)

1999 - NASA announces that it has lost contact with the Mars Climate Orbiter.

 

 

 

Births 

 

480 BC - Euripides, Salamís, Greek playwright (Medea), (d. 406 BC)

63 BC - Augustus Caesar, Roman Emperor (d. 14)

1161 - Emperor Takakura of Japan (d. 1181)

 

 

 

1215 - Kublai Khan of the Mongol Empire (d. 1294)

 

 

 

 

 

1647 - Joseph Dudley, American statesman (d. 1720)

1745 - John Sevier, Tennessee, indian fighter (Gov/Rep-Tn)

1768 - William Wallace, Scottish mathematician (Rights of Wallace)

1791 - Johann F Encke, German astronomer (Encke Comet)

1800 - William H McGuffey, educator (McGuffey Readers)

1852 - William Stewart Halsted, established 1st US surgical school

1861 - Robert Bosch, German inventor and industrialist (d. 1942)

1880 - John Boyd Orr, nutritionist, UN’s FAO (Nobel 1949)

1890 - Friedrich Paulus, German general (d. 1957)

1920 - Mickey Rooney, American actor

 

 

 

1926 - John Coltranejazz saxophonist (Round Midnight)

 

In a sentimental mood with Duke Ellington

My Favorite Things

Hackensack/Rifftide with Stan Getz

 

 

 

 

1930 - Ray Charles [Robinson], Albany Gasinger/pianist (Georgia), (Georgia on My MindMess Around) (d. 2004)

 

Georgia on my Mind

Hit the road Jack

I’ve got a woman

 

 

 

 

1939 - Roy BuchananOzark ArkBluesman Guitarist Extraordinaire (d. 1988)

 

ROY’S BLUZ

Green Onions

 

 

 

 

1943 - Julio Iglesias, Spain, singer (Of All the Girls I Loved Before)

1944 - Loren J Shriver, Iowa, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 51-C, STS 31, STS 46)

1949 - Bruce Springsteen, [Boss], Asbury NJ, rock musician (Born in the USA)

1959 - Jason Alexander, [Greenspan], Newark NJ, actor (George-Seinfeld)

1961 - William C McCool, San Diego California, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut

1969 - Tapio Laukkanen, Finnish rally driver

1970 - Ani DiFranco, American musician

1985 - Joba Chamberlain, American baseball player

 

 

 

Deaths

 

775 - Constantine V Copronymus, Emperor of Byzantium (720-75), dies

1241 - Snorri Sturluson, Icelandic historian, poet, and politician (b. 1178)

1573 - Azai Hisamasa, Japanese warlord (b. 1524)

1738 - Hermannus Boerhaave, medical/botanist, dies at 69

1780 - John Andre, hanged as a British spy at 29

1846 - John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-born explorer of South Australia (b. 1818)

1873 - Jean Chacornac, French astronomer (b. 1823)

1900 - William Marsh Rice, American philanthropist and university founder (b. 1816)

1902 - John Wesley Powell, US geologist (Grand Canyon), dies at 68

1917 - Werner Voss, German World War I pilot (b. 1897)

1929 - Richard A Zsigmondy, Austria chemist (Nobel 1925), dies at 64

1939 - Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist and creator of psychoanalysis, dies at 83

1981 - Chief Dan George, actor (Harry & Tonto, Little Big Man), dies at 82

1987 - Bob Fosse, choreographer (All the Jazz), dies at 62

1997 - Abe Gibron, head coach (Chicago Bears), dies at 72

 

 

 

2006 - Etta BakerAmerican blues guitarist (b.1913)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events

 

1236 - The Lithuanians and Semigallians defeat the Livonian Brothers of the Sword in Battle of Šiauliai.

1499 - Switzerland became an independent state.

1598 - Ben Jonson is indicted for manslaughter.

1692 - Last (8) person hanged for witchcraft in US (Salem Mass)

1789 - Office of Postmaster General is created under the Treasury Department

1817 - John Quincy Adams becomes secretary of State

1893 - 1st auto built in US (by Duryea brothers) runs in Springfield

1910 - England’s 1st aircraft flight

1913 - Coal mine explosion kills 263 at Dawson New Mexico

1920 - Chicago grand jury convenes to investigate charges that 8 White Sox players conspired to fix the 1919 World Series

1927 - Famous “Long count” fight (Dempsey loses boxing title to Tunney)

1934 - An explosion takes place at Gresford Colliery in Wales, leading to the deaths of 266 miners and rescuers.

1945 - Stan Musial gets 5 hits off 5 pitchers on 5 consecutive pitches

1946 - Evelyn Dick charged with butchering husband

1950 - Omar N Bradley promoted to rank of 5-star general

1957 - “Maverick” premieres

1964 - “Man from U.N.C.L.E,” premieres on NBC-TV

1966 - Only 413 show up at a Yankee Stadium game

1975 - Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate President Ford in SF Calif

1980 - Iraq invades Iran in an attempt to control the Shatt al-Arab waterway

1983 - Everly Brothers reunite after 10 years (Royal Albert Hall)

1989 - IRA-bomb kills 10 British marines in Kent

1993 - Nolan Ryan, 46, pitches his last game

1995 - E-3B AWACS crashed outside of Elmendorf AFB, Alaska after multiple bird strikes to two of the four engines soon after takeoff; all 24 on board killed

2003 - David Hempleman-Adams becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open-air, wicker-basket hot air balloon.

 

 

 

2006 - The F-14 Tomcat retires from the United States Navy.

 

F-14 Tomcat vs MiG-23 Dogfight

Births

 

1290 - Bilbo Baggins, (in Shire Reconning)

1515 - Anna van Kleef, queen of England/4th wife of Henry VIII

1606 - Li Zicheng, Chinese rebel (d. 1645)

1694 - Lord Chesterfield, letter writer; introduced Gregorian calendar (1752)

1791 - Michael Faraday, discovered principle of electric motor

1885 - Erich von Stroheim, early film director/actor (Grand Illusion)

1900 - William Spratling, American silversmith (d. 1967)

1903 - Joseph Valachi, American gangster (d. 1971)

1920 - Bob Lemon, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)/manager (NY Yankees, 1978)

1928 - Eric Broadley, MBE, British automotive engineer (Lola Cars)

1932 - Ingemar Johansson, Sweden, world heavyweight boxing champ (1952)

1941 - Jeremiah Wright, American pastor

1949 - David Coverdale, England, rock vocalist (Whitesnake, Deep Purple)

1957 - Nick Cave, Warracknabeal, Victoria, Australian singer/songwriter (Bad Seeds-Murder Ballads)

 

 

 

1958 - Andrea Bocelli, Pisa, Italian tenor (The Prayer)

 

Stay with me

Besame Mucho

It’s Impossible with Christina Aguilera

1958 - Neil Cavuto, American television commentator

1960 - Joan Jett, Phila, singer (Blackhearts-I Love Rock ‘n Roll)

 

 

 

1980 - Fernanda TavaresBrazilian supermodel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deaths

 

1072 - Ouyang Xiu, Chinese historian and scholar-official (b. 1007)

1197 - Petrus Cantor, French theologist (Verbum Abbreviatum), dies

1253 - Dogen Kigen, 1st Zen patriarch of Japanese Soto line, dies at 53

1345 - Henry Plantagenet, 3rd Earl of Leicester (b. 1281)

1520 - Selim I, captured Baghdad/Sultan of Turkey (1512-20), dies at 53

1539 - Guru Nanak Dev, founder of Sikhism (b. 1469

1554 - Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, Spanish explorer

1776 - Nathan Hale, US captain/patriot/spy, hanged by British at 21( See Uncurrent Events 9/21 )

1828 - Shaka, South African Zulu king, dies

1956 - Frederick Soddy, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 79

1987 - Dan Rowan, actor (Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-in), dies at 65

 

 

 

1989 - Irving Berlincomposer (God Bless America), dies at 101

 

Oh, How I Hate to get up in the Morning

There’s No Business Like Show Business

Alexanders Ragtime Band

1994 - Leonard Geoffrey Feather, jazz critic/musician, dies at 80

1996 - Dorothy Lamour, actress (Road to Bali, Road to Rio), dies at 81

1999 - George C. Scott, American actor (b. 1927)

2001 - Isaac Stern, Ukrainian violinist (b. 1920)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events

 

1192 - English king Richard I the Lion heartedcaptured

 

 

 

 

 

1217 - The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu of Lehola was killed in a battle against Teutonic Knights.

1621 - King James of England gives Canada to Sir Alexander Sterling

1677 - John & Nicolaas van der Heyden patents fire extinguisher

1745 - Battle at Preston Pans: Bonnie Prince Charles beats English army

1776 - 5 days after British take NY, a ¼ of city burns down

 

 

 

1776 - Nathan Halespied on British for American rebelsarrested

 

 

 

 

 

1780 - Benedict Arnold gives British Major Andre plans to West Point

 

 

 

 

1837 - Charles Tiffany founded his jewelry & china stores

1860 - In the Second Opium War, an Anglo-French force defeats Chinese troops at the Battle of Baliqiao.

1872 - John Henry Conyers of SC becomes 1st black student at Annapolis

1895 - 1st auto manufacturer opens-Duryea Motor Wagon Company

1898 - China’s empress-mother Ci Xi & emperor De Zong arrested

1913 - 1st aerobatic maneuver, sustained inverted flight, performed in France

1915 - CH Chubb buys Stonehenge for £6,600

1930 - Johann Ostermeyer patents flashbulb

1937 - J. R. R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” is published

 

 

 

1938 - The Great Hurricane of 1938 makes landfall on Long Island in New York. The death toll is estimated at 500-700 people.

 

 

 

 

 

1954 - 1st nuclear submarineUSS Nautiluscommissioned

 

 

 

 

 

1955 - Rocky Marciano KOs Archie Moore in 9 for heavyweight boxing title

1961 - Maiden flight of the CH-47 Chinook transportation helicopter.

1964 - Constellation (US) beats Sovereign (England) in 20th America’s Cup

1964 - The North American XB-70 Valkyrie, the world’s first Mach 3 bomber, made its maiden flight from Palmdale, California.

1970 - “Monday Night Football” premieres on ABC – Browns 31, Jets 21

1972 - Marcos declares martial law in Philippines

1974 - US Mariner 10 makes 2nd fly-by of Mercury

 

 

 

1981 - Sandra Day O’Conner becomes 1st female Supreme Court Justice

 

 

 

 

 

2001 - Deep Space 1 flies within 2,200 km of Comet Borrelly.

2003 - Galileo mission terminated by sending the probe into Jupiter’s atmosphere, where it is crushed by the pressure at the lower altitudes.

2008 - Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, the two last remaining independent investment banks on Wall Street, become bank holding companies as a result of the subprime mortgage crisis.

2008 - The final home game is played at Yankee Stadium against the Baltimore Orioles.

 

 

 

Births

 

1328 - Hongwu Emperor of China (d. 1398)

1372 - Frederik I van Hohenzollern, monarch of Brandenburg (1417-40)

1411 - Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, claimant to the English throne (d. 1460)

1415 - Frederick III, Innsbruck Austria, German Emperor (1440-1493)

1428 - Jingtai Emperor of China (d. 1457

1737 - Francis Hopkinson, US, writer/lawyer (helped design Stars & Stripes)

1840 - Murad V, sultan of Turkey (1876)

 

 

 

1866 - H. G. WellsBromleyKent, , English writer (War of the WorldsKipps), (d. 1946)

 

 

 

 

 

1886 - Teiichi Igarashi, Japan, climed Mt Fuji at age 99

 

 

 

1912 - Chuck Jonesanimator (Bugs BunnyDaffy Duck)

 

 

A Chuck Jones Tribute                                         One Froggy Evening  

Fast and Furry-ous                                                 I Love To Singa

The Cat Above And The Mouse Below             Marvin the Martian

 

 

 

 

1914 - John Kluge, Chemnitz Germany, media CEO (Metromedia)/billionaire

 

 

 

1920 - Jay Wardcartoonist (Rocky & his FriendsBullwinkle)

 

Mr. Peabody & Sherman                    Dudley Do-Right

Mr. Know-It All                                      Go Go Gophers

Commander McBragg 

                       

1926 - Donald A Glaser, physicist (Nobel-1960)

1932 - Don Preston, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)

1935 - Henry Gibson, Germantown Pa, comedian (Nashville, Laugh-In’s poet)

1941 - R. James Woolsey, Jr., Central Intelligence Agency director

1945 - Richard Childress, NASCAR team owner

 

 

 

1947 - Stephen KingPortland, Mainesci-fi/horror author (CarrieShiningKujo)

 

 

 

 

 

1950 - Bill Murray,  Wilmette, Illinoisactor/comedian (Saturday Night LiveGhostbusters)

 

Dalai Lama

Stripes

Venkman gets Slimed

 

 

 

 

1957 - Ethan Coen, Minneapolis Mn, producer (Miller’s Crossing, Barton Fink)

1967 - Faith Hill, American singer

 

 

 

Deaths

 

19 BC - VirgilRoman poetdies at 50

 

 

 

 

 

1327 - Edward II, king of England (1307-1327), assassinated at 43

1397 - Richard FitzAlan, 11th Earl of Arundel, English military leader (executed) (b. 1346)

1798 - George Read, US judge/signer (Decl of Independence), dies at 65

 

 

 

1832 -  Sir Walter ScottScottish attorney/poet/writer (Ivanhoe), dies

 

 

 

 

 

1860 - Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (b. 1788)

1904 - Chief Joseph, US indian chief (Nez Perces), dies

1906 - Samuel Arnold, Lincoln conspirator (b. 1838)

1947 - Harry Carey Sr, actor/director (Red River, Sundown), dies at 69

1956 - Anastasio Somoza, Nicaraguan dictator, assassinated by Roliberto Lopez

1974 - Jacqueline Susann, author (Valley of the Dolls), dies of cancer at 53

 

 

 

1974 - Walter Brennanactor (Real McCoys), dies at 80

 

To Have And Have Not

Stumpy

Red Skelton And Walter Brennan

 

 

 

 

1979 - John McQuade, actor (Charlie Wild Private Detective), dies at 73

 

 

 

1987 - Jaco Pastoriusjazz bassist and composer (Weather Reportdies at 36

 

The Chicken

Birdland

Mercy,Mercy,Mercy

1988 - Robert Gwathmey, artist, dies at 85

1998 - Florence Griffith Joyner, American athlete (b. 1959)

2007 - Alice Ghostley, American actress (b. 1926)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events 

 

451 - General Aetius defeats Attila the Hun at Chalons-sur-Marne

 

 

 

 

 

1066 - Battle at Fulford: King of Norway, Harald III Hardrada defeats British militia

1187 - Saladin begins the Siege of Jerusalem.

 

 

 

1519 - Ferdinand Magellan starts 1st successful circumnavigation of world

 

 

 

 

 

1777 - Paoli massacre

 

 

 

1797 - US frigate Constitution (Old Ironsideslaunched in Boston

 

 

 

 

 

 

1848 - The American Association for the Advancement of Science is created.

1854 - Battle at Alma Krim: 1,000 British soldiers died

1859 - George Simpson patents electric range

1870 - Mayor William Tweed accused of robbing NY treasury

1873 - Panic sweeps NY Stock Exchange (railroad bond default/bank failure) NY shut banks for 10 days due to a bank scandal

1881 - Chester A Arthur sworn in as 21st president

1904 - Orville & Wilbur Wright fly a circle in their Flyer II

1932 - Gandhi begins hunger strike against treatment of untouchables

1946 - The first Cannes Film Festival is held.

1966 - Passenger ship Queen Elizabeth II launched

1967 - Hurricane Beulah hits Texas-Mexican border, kills 38

1970 - Luna 16 lands on Moon’s Mare Fecunditatis, drills core sample

1972 - Police find cannabis growing on Paul & Linda McCartney’s farm

1980 - Bronze plaque dedicated to memory of Thurman Munson at Yankee Stadium

1984 - “Cosby Show” premieres on NBC-TV

1985 - Walt Disney World’s 200-millionth guest

1987 - Alain Prost wins record 28th Formula one auto race

2000 - The British MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by a Russian-built Mark 22 anti-tank missile.

 

 

 

 

Births

 

1599 - Christian the Younger, German Protestant military leader (d. 1623)

1744 - Thomas Grosvenor, American Revolutionary War hero (d. 1825)

1809 - Sterline “Old Pap” Price, Major General (Confederate Army)

1842 - James Dewar, Scottish chemist/physicist (Dewarfles/cordiet)

1873 - Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian race car driver (d. 1944)

1878 - Upton Beall Sinclair, Baltimore, Maryland, US writer (Jungle), (d. 1968)

 

 

 

1885 - Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” MortonNew Orleansjazz pianist/composer

 

 

 

Hesitation Blues

Honky Tonk Blues

Finger Breaker

 

 

 

 

1899 - Leo StraussGerman-born philosopher (d. 1973)

 

 

 

 

 

1917 - Arnold “Red” Auerbach, NBA coach/GM (Boston Celtic)

 

 

 

1921 - Melvin “Slappy” Whitecomedian

 

 

 

Tommy Chong Roast

 

 

 

 

1929 - Anne Meara, Bkln NY comedian/actress (Stiller & Meara, Archie’s Place)

1934 - Sophia Loren, Rome, actress (Desire Under the Elms, Black Orchid)

1948 - George R[aymond] R[ichard] Martin, US, sci-fi author (Wild Cards)

1950 - James P[aul] Blaylock, US, sci-fi author (Elfin Ship, Homunculus)

1975 - Asia Argento, Italian actress

1975 - Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombian race car driver

1976 - Reuben Singh, British entrepreneur

 

 

 

 

Deaths

 

1246 - Mikhail of Chernigov, ruler of Kiev

1586 - Anthony Babington, page/conspirator to Mary Stuart, executed at 24

1703 - Archibald Campbell, Scot milt man (blood bath of Glencoe), dies at 52

 

 

 

1973 - Jim Crocevocalist (Time in a Bottle), dies in a plane crash at 30

 

 

I Got a Name

You Don’t Mess Around With Jim

One less set of footsteps

Workin’ At The Car Wash Blues

 

 

 

 

1994 - Jule Styne, Broadway composer (Gypsy, Funny Girl), dies at 88

1996 - Paul Erdos, mathematician, dies of heart attack at 83

2005 - Simon Wiesenthal, Austrian-Polish Nazi hunter (b. 1908)

2010 - Leonard Skinner, American high school gym teacher; namesake of rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd (b. 1933)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events

 

1356 - English defeat French at Battle of Poitiers

 

 

 

 

 

1559 - 5 Spanish ships sinks in storm off Tampa, about 600 die

1676 - Rebels under Nathaniel Bacon set Jamestown Va on fire

 

 

 

1777 - Battle of Freeman’s Farm  or 1st Battle of Saratoga

 

 

 

 

 

1778 - The Continental Congress passes the first budget of the United States.

 

 

 

 

1796 - George Washington’s farewell address as president

 

 

The Farewell Address verbatim

 

 

 

 

1838 - Ephraim Morris patents railroad brake

1848 - Hyperion, moon of Saturn, discovered by Bond (US) & Lassell (England)

1854 - Henry Meyer patents sleeping rail car

 

 

 

1863 - Battle of Chickamauga GA (near ChattanoogabeginsUnion retreat

 

 

 

 

 

1873 - Black Friday: Jay Cooke & Co fails, causing a securities panic

1876 - 1st carpet sweeper patented (Melville Bissell of Grand Rapids, Mich)

1888 - World’s 1st beauty contest (Spa Belgium)

1890 - Turkish frigate “Ertogrul” burns off of Japan, kills 540

1893 - NZ is 1st country to grant all its women the right to vote

1904 - Gen Nogi’s assault on Port Arthur: 16,000 Japanese casualties

 

 

 

1928 - Mickey Mouse’s screen debut (Steamboat Willie at Colony Theater NYC)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1934 - Bruno Haptmann arrested for kidnapping Lindbergh baby

1940 - Witold Pilecki is voluntarily captured and sent to Auschwitz in order to smuggle out information and start a resistance.

1945 - Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce) sentenced to death in London

1947 - Jackie Robinson is named 1947 “Rookie of Year”

1952 - The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.

1955 - Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits record 5th grand slam of season

1955 - Hurricane Hilda, kills 200 in Mexico

1960 - Chubby Checkers’ “Twist” reaches #1

1961 - Betty and Barney Hill claim that they saw a mysterious craft in the sky and that it tried to abduct them.

1970 - “Mary Tyler Moore” show premieres

1972 - A parcel bomb sent to Israeli Embassy in London kills one diplomat

1973 - Pirate Radio Free America (off Cape May NJ) form

1980 - Titan II missile explosion (Damascus, AR)

1983 - David Slowinski on 2 CRAY-1 comp’s find 2^132049-1 prime #

1984 - Britain & China complete a proposed agreement to transfer Hong Kong to China by 1997

1988 - Israel launches 1st satellite, for secret military reconnaissance

1989 - Appeals court restores America’s Cup to US after NY Supreme Court gave it to NZ (NZ protested US’s use of a catamaran)

1992 - Barry Bonds joins Willie Mays, Howard Johnson & Ron Gant as having (2) 30-HR/30-steal seasons

1995 - The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber’s manifesto.

2000 - Ken Griffey, Jr. pinch-hits his 400th home run. The first major leaguer to reach the mark as a pinch-hitter

 

 

 

 

Births

 

1655 - Jan Luyts, Netherlands, scholar/physicist/mathematician/astronomer

1714 - Charles Humphreys, American delegate to the Continental Congress (d. 1786)

1737 - Charles Carroll, signed Declaration of Independence

1749 - Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician and astronomer (The History of Astronomy), (d. 1822)

1754 - John Ross Key, commissioned officer in the Continental Army, judge, lawyer and the father of Francis Scott Key (d. 1821)

1867 - Arthur Rackham, England, artist/illustrator (Grimm’s Fairy Tales)

1889 - Ernest Truex, KC Mo, actor (Pop-Pete & Gladys, Mr Peepers)

1905 - Leon Jaworski, American Watergate scandal special prosecutor (d. 1982)

1907 - Lewis F Powell Jr, Va, Supreme Court justice (1972-87)

1908 - Tatsuo Shimabuku, founder of Isshinryu Karate (d. 1975)

1909 - Ferry Porsche, Austrian automobile pioneer (d. 1998)

 

 

 

1911 - William GoldingCornwall Englandnovelist (Lord of the Flies-Nobel 1983), (d. 1993)

 

 

 

 

 

1928 - Adam West, Walla Walla Wash, actor (Batman, Last Precinct)

 

 

 

1931 - Brook Bentonsoul vocalist (Rainy Night in Georgia)

 

 

Rainy Night In Georgia

The Boll Weevil Song

If Only I Had Known

Baby, You’ve Got What It Takes with Dinah Washington

 

 

 

 

1933 - David McCallum, Glasgow Scot, actor (Ilyla Kuryakin-Man From UNCLE)

1935 - Benjamin Hacker, American naval aviator (d. 2003)

1940 - Bill Medley, Santa Ana Cal, rocker (Righteous Bros-Up Where We Belong)

1941 - “Mama” Cass Elliot, Balt Maryland, rock vocalist (Mamas & The Papas)

1942 - Freda Payne, American singer and actress

 

 

 

1945 - David BrombergPhilamusician (Demon in Disguise)

 

 

It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry            Suffer to Sing the Blues

Maple Leaf Rag                                                                Statesboro Blues / Church Bell Blues

Key To The Highway with Jorma Kaukonen

 

 

 

 

1946 - Brian Henton, English racing driver

1947 - Tanith Lee, UK, sci-fi author (Don’t Bite the Sun)

1949 - Twiggy Lawson, [Leslie Hornby], England, model/actress (Boyfriend, W)

1952 - Nile Rodgers, Bronx NY, rock guitarist (Honeydrippers)

1956 - Juan Manuel Fangio II, Argentine racing driver

1958 - Lita Ford, London England, vocalist (Kiss Me Deadly, Runaways)

1964 - Trisha Yearwood, Monticello GA, country singer (Sweetest Gift)

1969 - Matthew L Perry, actor (Friends)

1971 - Sanaa Lathan, American actress

1974 - Jimmy Fallon, American actor and comedian

 

 

 

1978 - Michelle AlvesBrazilian supermodel

 

 

 

 

 

 

1979 - Noémie LenoirFrench supermodel and actress

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deaths 

 

690 - Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 602)

1356 - Gautier de Brienne, duke of Athens/French supreme commander, dies

1356 - Geoffroy de Charny, French nobleman, dies in battle

1356 - Jean de Clermont, French marshal, dies in battle

1356 - Peter I, Duke of Bourbon, killed at the Battle of Poitiers (b. 1311)

1862 - [Lewis] Henry Little, US Confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at 45

1863 - Preston Smith, US Confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at 39

1864 - Archibald Campbell Godwin, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle

1864 - David Allen Russell, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 43

1864 - Robert Emmet Rodes, US Confederate gen-major, dies in battle at 35

 

 

 

1881 - James A Garfield20th president (1881), dies of gunshot wound at 49

 

 

 

 

 

 

1935 - Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky, Russian rocket scientist (b. 1857)

1942 - Condé Nast, American publisher (b. 1873)

1944 - David Lord, British lieutenant/Dakota-pilot DFC/VC, dies in battle

1968 - Chester F Carlson, inventor (photocopying), dies at 62

1973 - Gram Parsons, rocker (Byrds), dies of OD at 26

1985 - Italo Calvino, sci-fi author (T-Zero, Mr Palomar), dies at 61

 

 

 

1995 - Louis “Mr Bo” Collins, blues SInger, dies at 63

 

I AIN’T GONNA SUFFER

If Trouble Was Money

 

 

 

 

1995 - Orville Reddenbacher, popcorn magnate , American botanist and businessman (b. 1907)

 

 

 

2004 - Eddie AdamsAmerican photographer (b. 1933)

 

 

          

 

 

 

 

2004 - Skeeter Davis, American singer (b. 1931)

2004 - Ellis Marsalis, Sr., American businessman, musician, and activist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uncurrent Events 9.18.13

Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events

 

324 - Chrysopolis emperor Constantine beats emperor Licinius

1454 - In the Battle of Chojnice, the Polish army is defeated by the Teutonic army during the Thirteen Years’ War.

1635 - Emperor Ferdinand II declares war on France

1679 - New Hampshire becomes a county Massachusetts Bay Colony

1759 - Battle of Quebec ends, French surrender to British

1793 - Pres Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol building

1809 - Royal Opera House in London opens

1812 - Fire in Moscow destroys 90% of houses & 1,000 churchs

1848 - Baseball rules 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of runner

1879 - The Blackpool Illuminations are switched on for the first time.

1906 - A typhoon with tsunami kills an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong.

1918 - Battle of Megiddo (Palestine) starts

1919 - Hurricane tides 16 feet above normal drown 280 along Gulf Coast

1926 - Hurricane hits Miami, kills 250

1928 - Juan de la Cierva flies 1st helicopter above Channel

1944 - British submarine Tradewind torpedoes Junyo Maru: 5,600 killed

1946 - Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

1947 - National Security Act, passes

 

 

 

1947 - USAF (US Air Forceforms

 

 

 

 

 

1957 - “Wagon Train” premieres

 

 

 

1965 - “Get Smart” premieres

 

 

The Amazing Harry Hoo                                   The Craw

Blooper and Outtake Reel                                Hymie

Someone Down Here Hates Me

 

 

 

 

1974 - Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, 5,000 die

1975 - Heiress/bank robber Patricia Campbell Hearst captured by FBI in SF

1977 - Courageous (US) sweeps Australia (Aust) in 24th America’s Cup

1977 - US Voyager I takes 1st space photograph of Earth & Moon together

1997 - Ted Turner gives $1 billion to UN

2001 - First mailing of anthrax letters from Trenton, New Jersey in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

2007 - Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some called the Saffron Revolution.

 

 

 

 

Births

 

53 - Trajan, ancient Hispania, XIII Roman Emperor, (Trajan’s Forum), (d. 117)

1676 - Eberhard Ludwig, Duke of Württemberg (d. 1733)

1709 - Samuel Johnson, Lichfield Staffordshire, England, lexicographer/writer (Boswell’s Tour Guide)

1733 - George Read, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)

1752 - Adrien-Marie Lagendre, mathematician, worked on elliptic integrals

1859 - Lincoln Loy McCandless, American cattle rancher (d. 1940)

1905 - Agnes De Mille, NYC, choreographer (Oklahoma)

 

 

 

1905 - Eddie “Rochester” AndersonOakland Californiaactor (Jack Benny Show)

 

 

Life’s Full O’ Consequences with Lena Horne

Eddie Anderson name-checks Jack Benny and Fred Allen

Slippery Feet

What Kind Of Man Was Jack Benny?

 

 

 

 

1905 - Greta Garbo, Stockholm Sweden, actress (Ninotchka, Grand Hotel, Camille), (d. 1990)

1907 - Edwin M McMillan, US, physicist/discoverer plutonium (Nobel prize)

1914 - Jack Cardiff, British film director

1920 - Jack Warden, Newark NJ, actor (NYPD, Crazy Like a Fox, Norby)

 

 

 

1929 - Louis Myersblues guitarist /harmonica player

 

 

 

Take A Little Walk

Elevationist Women In Town

Tribute Little Walter

 

 

 

 

1951 - Dee Dee Ramone, Virg, [Douglas Colvin], rock bassist (Ramones)

1952 - Rick Pitino, American basketball coach

1971 - Jada Pinkett, actress (Jason’s Lyric, Menace II Society)

1971 - Lance Armstrong, Plano Texas, road cyclist (Olympics-6th-92, 96)

 

 

 

 

Deaths

 

31 - Sejanus, Roman head of praetorisch guard, executed

993 - Arnulf vanf Gent, Westfries earl (988-93), dies in battle

1137 - Erik II Eimune, [Onvergetelijke], king of Denmark (1134-37), murdered

1598 - Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Japanese warlord (b. 1536)

1806 - Patrick Cotter O’Brien, first known eight-foot-tall person (b. 1760)

1830 - William Hazlitt, critic/essayist, dies

1891 - William Ferrel, American mathematician (b. 1817)

1905 - George MacDonald, sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie), dies at 80

1911 - Russian Premier Peter Stolypin (1906-11), shot and murdered at the Kiev Opera House aged 49

1944 - Peter Waddy, British major 1st Para Brigade, dies in battle in Arnhem

1961 - Dag Hammarskjoeld, UN Sect Gen, dies in an air crash over Congo at 56

1967 - John Cockcroft, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)

 

 

 

1970 - Jimi Hendrixrock guitarist (Purple Haze), dies of an overdose at 27

 

 

Hey Joe

I Don’t Live Today

Machine Gun

 

 

 

 

1994 - Vitas Gerulaitis, tennis star (Davis Cup 1979), dies at 40

1996 - Spiro Theodore Agnew, US VP (1969-73), dies at 77

 

 

 

1997 - Jimmy Witherspoonsingerdies at 65

 

 

Aint Nobody’s Business

It’s a Low-down Dirty Shame

 Walkin’ By Myself with Robben Ford

 
 
 
 

2004 - Russ Meyer, American film director (b. 1922)

2005 - Michael Park, British Rally co-driver (b. 1966)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

Events 

 

642 - Arabs conquer Alexandria, library destroyed

1562 - Council of Trente takes ecclesiastical canon

1630 - The city of Boston, Massachusetts is founded.

1683 - Antonie van Leeuwenhoek reports existence of bacteria

1697 - Battle at Zenta: Prince Eugen of Savoye beats Turks

1776 - Presidio of SF forms as a Spanish fort

1778 - 1st treaty between the US & Indian tribes signed (Fort Pitt)

 

 

 

1787 - US constitution adopted by Philadelphia convention

 

 

 

 

 

1850 - Great fire in San Francisco

1861 - 1st day school for freedmen forms at Fortress Monroe Virginia

 

 

 

1862 - Battle of Antietambloodiest day in Civil War (Sharpsburg Md), 23, 100 die

 

 

 

 

 

 

1862 - American Civil War: The Allegheny Arsenal explosion results in the single largest civilian disaster during the war.

1872 - Phillip W Pratt patents his sprinkler system for extinguishing fires

1873 - 19 students attend opening class at Ohio State University

1900 - Commonwealth of Australia proclaimed

1908 - Thomas Selfridge becomes 1st fatality of powered flight

1911 - 1st transcontinental airplane flight, NY-Pasadena in 82 hrs 4 min

1922 - Radio Moscow begins transmitting (12 KWs-most powerful station)

1926 - Hurricane hits Miami & Palm Beach Florida; about 450 die

1928 - Hurricane hits Lake Okeechobee Florida drowning 1,800-2500

1934 - RCA Victor re leases 1st 33 1/3 rpm recording (Beethoven’s 5th)

1934 - USSR joins League of Nations (Netherland, Switz & Portugal vote no)

1939 - German U-29 sinks British aircraft carrier Courageous, 519 die

 

 

 

1944 - Operation Market GardenBritish airborne division lands Arnhem Netherlands

 

 

 

 

 

1947 - Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News

1953 - 1st successful separation of Siamese twins

1953 - Ernie Banks becomes Chicago Cubs 1st black player

1954 - Rocky Marciano KOs Ezzard Charles in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1959 - Typhoon kills 2,000 in Japan & Korea

1960 - Cuba nationalizes US banks

1961 - Minnesota Vikings’ 1st NFL game (beat Chicago Bears 37-13)

1963 - “Fugitive” premieres on ABC TV

1967 - “Mission Impossible” premieres on CBS-TV

1967 - Mount Washington cog railway train derails, kills 8 (NH)

1970 - Jordanian King Hussein moves against PLO guerrillas

1972 - “M*A*S*H,” premieres on NBC TV

1974 - Courageous (US) beats Southern Cross (Aust) in 23rd America’s Cup

1978 - Begin, Sadat & Carter sign Camp David accord

1980 - Solidarity labor union in Poland forms

1983 - Vanessa Williams (NY), 20, crowned 56th Miss America 1984, 1st black

1986 - Bomb attack in Paris, 6 killed

1986 - US Senate confirms William Rehnquist as 16th chief justice

1989 - Hurricane Hugo begins 4 day sweep through Caribbean, killing 62

1991 - 4,355 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium

1991 - The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.

1993 - Last Russian troops leave Poland.

2008 - The IAU named another dwarf planet, Haumea

 

 

 

2011 - Occupy Wall Street movement began in Zucotti ParkNew York City.

 

 

 

 

 

Births

 

879 - Charles III, [The Simple], king of France (893-923)

1192 - Minamoto no Sanetomo, Japanese shogun (d. 1219)

1271 - Wenceslas II, king of Bohemia & Poland (1278-1305)

1639 - Hans Herr, Mennonite bishop (d. 1725)

1677 - Stephen Hales, English physiologist, chemist, and inventor (d. 1761)

1730 - Friedrich WLGA von Steuben, Prus/US inspector-gen of Washington’s army

1739 - John Rutledge, 2nd (appointed) Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1800)

1783 - Samuel Prout, water-color painter

1819 - Jean-Bernard-Leon Foucault, physicist (pendulum proved Earth rotates)

1820 - Earle Van Dorn, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1863

1883 - William Carlos Williams, poet

1899 - Winnie Lightner, Greenport NY, comedienne (Sit Tight, Side Show)

1900 - John Willard Marriott, American hotelier (d. 1985)

1904 - Jerry Colonna, Boston MA, actor (Road to Morocco, Road to Singapore)

1907 - Warren E Burger, Minn, Supreme Court chief justice (1969-86)

1916 - Mary [Florence Elinor] Stewart, UK, sci-fi author (Crystal Cave)

1922 - Naomi Datta, geneticist

 

 

 

1923 - Hank Williamscountry singer (Cold, Cold HeartHey Good Lookin‘)

 

 

hey good lookin’

Jambalaya

 Lovesick Blues

 

 

 

 

1927 - George Blanda, Penn, NFL kicker/quarterback (Bears, Oilers, Raiders)

 

 

 

1929 - Stirling MossLondon Englandrace car driver

 

 

 

 

 

1931 - Anne Bancroft, Bronx, actr (Graduate, Miracle Worker), (d. 2005)

 

 

 

 

1934 - Little Milton [Campbell], rocker , see death of

 

 

The Blues is Alright

Who’s Cheating Who?

 

 

 

 

1939 - David H Souter, Weir NH, 107th Supreme Court Justice (1990- )

1944 - Reinhold Messner, Italian mountain climber (Mount Everest)

1947 - Jeff MacNelly, Puliter Prize-winning cartoonist (Shoe)

1955 - Rita Rudner, comedienne (Funny People)

 

 

 

1975 - Jimmie JohnsonAmerican race car driver

 

 

 

 

 

Deaths

 

1312 - Ferdinand V, king of Castile/Leon, dies at 26

1322 - Robert III of Flanders (b. 1249)

1574 - Pedro Menendez de Aviles, soldier/navigator, dies

 

 

 

1858 - Dred ScottUS slave (REV-decision Supreme court), dies

 

 

 

 

 

1873 - Alexander Berry, Scottish adventurer (b. 1781)

1884 - Louis Schubert, composer, dies at 56

1948 - Ruth Benedict, anthropologist, dies

 

 

 

1951 - Jimmy YanceyAmerican pianist (b. 1898)

 

 

 

Yancey Stomp

Five O’Clock Blues

How Long Blues

 

 

 

 

1956 - Mildred E “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias, (Olympic-gold-1932), dies at 42

 

 

 

 

 

1972 - Akim Tamiroff, actor (Hotel Paradisio, Lord Jim), dies at 72

1980 - Anastasio Somoza, former Nicaraguan Pres, assassinated in Paraguay

1980 - Katherine A Porter, US author (Ship of Fools, Pulit-66), dies at 90

1985 - Laura Ashley, Welsh fashion designer, dies by accident

 

 

 

1994 - Karl R Popperphilosopher (Poverty of Historianism), dies at 92

 

 

 

 

 

1997 - Red Skeltoncomedian (Red Skelton Show), dies at 84

 

 

The Pledge

Red Skelton And John Wayne

Clem Kadiddlehopper Sketch

Freddie The Freeloader

Seagulls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events

 

1400 - Owain Glyndŵr is declared Prince of Wales by his followers.

1630 - Mass village of Shawmut changes name to Boston

1662 - Flamsteed sees solar eclipse, 1st known astronomical observation

1782 - Great Seal of US used for 1st time

1810 - Mexico issues Grito de Dolores, which called for the end of Spanish rule Mexican Independence Day celebrates this event

1847 - United Shakespeare Company buys his home in Stratford-upon-Avon

1848 - Slavery abolished in all French territories

1863 - Robert College of Istanbul-Turkey, the first American educational institution outside the United States, is founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist.

1885 - Puritan (US) beats Genesta (England) in 6th running of America’s Cup

 

 

 

1906 - Roald Amundsen discovers Magnetic South Pole

 

 

 

 

 

1908 - William Crapo Durant incorporates General Motors in Janesville Wisc

1919 - American Legion incorporated by an act of Congress

1920 - Bomb explosion in Wall Street, kills 30

1926 - -22] Hurricane in Florida & Alabama, kills 372

1931 - Blimp is moored to Empire State Building (NYC)

1938 - George E T Eyston sets world auto speed record at 357.5 MPH

1940 - FDR signs Selective Training & Service Act (1st peacetime draft)

1945 - Barometric pressure at 856 mb (25.55″) off Okinawa (record low)

1947 - John Cobb sets world auto speed record at 394.2 MPH

1955 - US Auto Club forms to oversee 4 major auto racing categories

1963 - “Outer Limits” premieres on ABC-TV

1968 - Richard Nixon appears on “Laugh-in”

1975 - The first prototype of the MiG-31 interceptor makes its maiden flight.

1978 - 25,000 die in 7.7 earthquake in Tabar Iran

 

 

 

1978 - Filming on Monty Python’s Life of Brianbegins

 

 

What have the Romans ever done for us                 The Stoning

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life                    He’s Not The Messiah

Biggus Dickus                                                              Splitters

 

 

 

 

1979 - Coup in Afghanistan under Hafizullah Amin

1986 - Fire in Kinross gold mine, Transvaal South Africa, 177 killed

1991 - US trial of Panamanian leader Noriega begins

1997 - Apple Computer Inc names co-founder Steve Jobs temporary CEO

2000 - Sammy Sosa’s becomes the second player to hit 50 or more home runs in three consecutive years, joining Mark McGwire

 

 

 

 

Births

 

16 - Drusilla, daughter of Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder (d. 38)

1387 - Henry V, king of England (1413-22)

1507 - Jiajing, Emperor of China (d. 1567

1666 - Antoine Parent, French mathematician (d. 1716)

1745 - Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov, Russian field marshal (d. 1813)

1822 - Charles S Crocker, Pres of Central & South Pacific Railroad

1823 - Francis Parkman, American historian/author (Oregon Trail)

1832 - George Washington Custis Lee, Major General (Confederate Army)

1875 - James Cash Penney, Hamilton Missouri, department store founder (J C Penney), (d. 1971)

1891 - Karl Dönitz, German naval leader (d. 1980)

1893 - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Hungary, biochemist (Vitamin C, Nobel 1937)

1893 - Alexander Korda, British movie producer (3rd man)

1898 - H.A. Rey, American children’s author, creator of “Curious George” (d. 1977)

 

 

 

1914 - Allen FuntBkln NYTV host & creator (Candid Camera)

 

 

Lady With A Monkey On Her Head

Candid Camera

Buster Keaton on Candid Camera

 

 

 

 

1924 - Lauren BacallStaten Islandactress (Dark PassageKey Largo)

 

 

To Have and Have Not

Whistle

Labor Day 1965 at Rock Hudson’s House

 

 

 

 

1925 - Riley B KingItta Bena Missblues singer (Thrill is Gone)

 

 

Why I Sing The Blues                                 Key to the Highway

Best Solo Guitar King of Blues                 Since I Met You Baby wth Gary Moore

The Thrill Is Gone                                        Rock Me Baby with Eric Clapton & George Benson

 

 

 

 

1925 - Charlie Byrdguitarist (Desfinado)

 

Jitterbug Waltz

Shiny Stockings

Desafinado

 

 

 

 

1926 - Tommy “Butch” Bondactor (Butch-Our Gang)

 

The Little Rascals Good Singin’

The gang takes on the streets

 

 

 

 

1927 - Peter Falk, Ossining NY, actor (Colombo, Scared Straight)

1934 - Elgin Baylor, NBA star (1958-59 Rookie of Year-Lakers)

1937 - Aleksandr Medved, USSR, super heavyweight (Olympic-gold-1964 68, 72)

1941 - Richard Perle, American political advisor

 

 

 

1943 - Dennis W Conneryachting pro (4-time America’s Cup-winning skipper)

 

 

 

 

 

1953 - Earl Klugh, Jazz pianist/guitarist

1956 - David Copperfield, [Kotkin], Metuchen, New Jersey, magician

1992 - Nick Jonas, American singer, member of The Jonas Brothers

 

 

 

 

Deaths

 

96 - Titus Flavius Domitianus, emperor of Rome (81-96), murdered at 45

1380 - Charles V, the Wise, King of France (1364-80), dies

 

 

 

1498 - Tomas de Torquemadainquisitor who burned 10,000 people, dies

 

 

 

 

 

1701 - James II of England and VII of Scotland (b. 1633)

1736 - Daniel G Fahrenheit, Prussian/Neth physicist (thermometer), dies at 50

1864 - John Hanning Speke, English explorer (b. 1827)

1911 - Edward Whymper, English mountaineer (Ascent of Matterhorn), dies

1932 - Ronald Ross, English physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1857)

1977 - Marc Bolan, rock vocalist/guitarist (T Rex), dies in a car crash at 29

1977 - Maria Callas, American-born prima donna, dies in Paris at 53

1993 - Willie Mosconi, world billiards champ, dies of heart attack at 80

1996 - McGeorge Bundy, US national security advisor (1961-66), dies at 77

2002 - James Gregory, American actor (b. 1911)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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