Today In The Past

 

 

 

Events

1519 – 2nd Battle of Tehuacingo, Mexico: Hernan Cortes vs Tlascala Aztecs

1622 – Richelieu becomes cardinal

1774 – 1st Continental Congress assembles, in Philadelphia

 

 

 

1781 – Battle of Virginia CapesFrench defeat Britishtraps Cornwallis

 

 

 

 

 

1793 – In the French Revolution, the “Reign of Terror” begins

1836 – Sam Houston elected president of Republic of Texas

1885 – 1st gasoline pump is delivered to a gasoline dealer (Ft Wayne, Ind)

 

 

 

1914 – Battle of Marne (WW I) beginsGermans chase out Russians

 

 

 

 

 

1923 – Flyweights Gene LaRue & Kid Pancho KO each other simultaneously

1925 – 112 F (44°C), Centerville, Alabama (state record)

1942 – British & US bomb Le Havre & Bremen

1960 – Cassius Clay captures Olympic light heavyweight gold medal

1967 – -23] Hurricane Beuleah, kills 54 in Caribbean, Mexico & Texas

1968 – 21 killed by hijackers aboard a Pan Am jet in Karachi Pakistan 

 

 

 

1972 – 11 Israeli athletes are slain at Munich Olympics by Black September

 

 

 

 

 

1975 – Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme attempts to assassinate Ford in Sacramento

1977 – Voyager 1 (US) launched toward fly-by of Jupiter, Saturn

1982 – Eddie Hill sets propeller-driven boat water speed record of 229 mph

1986 – Karachi Pakistan army storms hijacked US B-747, 19 killed

2007 – Three terrorists suspected to be a part of Al-Qaeda are arrested in Germany after allegedly planning attacks on both the Frankfurt International airport and US military installations.

 

 

 

 

Births 

1567 – Date Masamune, Renowned Samurai and Daimyo in Japan (d. 1636)

1750 – Robert Fergusson, Scottish poet (Scots poems)

 

 

 

1847 – Jesse James, Missouri, outlaw, son of a clergyman, (d. 1882)

 

 

 

 

 

1902 – Darryl F Zanuck, film magnate/president (20th Century Fox)

1905 – Arthur Koestler, Hungary, British writer (Arrow in Blue)

 

 

 

1907 –  Albert “Sunnyland Slim” Luandrew , blues pianist

 

 

Woman I Ain’t Gonna Drink No More Whiskey

Tin Pan Alley

Come On Home Baby with Hubert Sumlin

in Antone’s: Home of the Blues

You Put That Thing On Me

 

 

 

 

1929 – Bob Newhart, Oak Park Ill, comedian (Bob Newhart ShowNewhart)

 

 

The Grace L. Ferguson Airline

The Driving Instructor

“Defusing A Bomb”

Bob Newhart Show 20th Anniversary Special–Pt. 4

The Bob Newhart Show Bloopers

The Last Newhart: final scene

 

 

 

 

1940 – Raquel Welch, Chic Ill, (Myra Breckenridge, 1,000,000 BC, 100 Rifles)

1946 – Buddy Miles, rocker

1946 – Freddie Mercury, [Bulsara], British vocalist (Queen-We are Champions)

1946 – Loudon Wainwright III, vocalist (April Fool’s Day Morn)

1969 – Dweezil Zappa, Hollywood CA, rock guitarist/son of Frank/VJ (MTV)

 

 

 

 

Deaths

1566 – Suleiman I, Great Law Giver, sultan of Turkey (1520-66), dies at 71

1786 – Jonas Hanway, English merchant, traveler, and philanthropist (b. 1712)

1857 – Auguste Comte, French sociologist (b. 1798)

1877 – Crazy Horse, [Tashunka Witko], last great Sioux war chief, dies at 27

1912 – Arthur MacArthur, Jr., U.S. Army general (b. 1845)

1972 – Josef Romano, Israeli olympian, murdered

1972 – Mosje Weinberg, Israeli olympic wrestling coach, murdered

1988 – Gert Froebe, actor (Lover’s Wood, Upper Hand , Goldfinger), dies at 75

1995 – James “Pigmeat” Jarrett, pianist, dies at 95

1997 – Mother Teresa, Nobel (1979), dies of cardiac arrest at 87

1999 – Allen Funt, American radio and television personality (b. 1914)

2002 – David Todd Wilkinson, American astronomer, author of the first study of the Cosmic microwave background radiation (b. 1935)

2010 – Shoya Tomizawa Japanese MotoGP Racer (b. 1990)