Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
January 11th

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1158*Vladislav II of Bohemia becomes king.Ref: 5
1558*Westmunster Church in Middelburg destroyed by heavy storm.Ref: 5
1569*First recorded lottery in England is drawn at St Paul's Cathedral.Ref: 5
1571*Emperor Maximilian II grants Austrian adel freedom of religion.Ref: 5
1599 Jacob van Necks fleet leaves Bantam Java with pepper, clove & muskaat.Ref: 5
1672*Isaac Newton is elected a member of Royal Society.Ref: 5
1749*Ohio Company’s petitions King George for a grant of lands, and proposes to build a fort there.Ref: 92
1753 Ferdinand VI of Spain & Pope Benedictus XIV sign concord.Ref: 5
1759*The 1st American life insurance company is incorporated in Philadelphia.Ref: 5
1770*The first shipment of rhubarb was sent to the United States from London. Benjamin Franklin sent the plant to his friend, John Bartram in Philadelphia.Ref: 4
1775*Francis Salvador becomes first Jew elected to office in America (SC).Ref: 5
1785*Continental Congress convenes in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1790 Statisten & Vonckisten unite as Belgium.Ref: 5
1791*In Philadelphia, Episcopal Bishop William White, 43, founded the First Day Society. It became the forerunner of the American Missionary Fellowship, chartered in 1817 and headquartered today in Villanova, PA.Ref: 5
1803*Monroe & Livingston sail for Paris to buy New Orleans; they buy Louisiana.Ref: 5
1805*The Michigan Territory was created.Ref: 5
1813*The 1st pineapples are planted in Hawaii.Ref: 5
1848*John "Red" Kelly, father of Australian bushranger and folk hero Edward "Ned" Kelly, his Certificate of Freedom from the prison colony in Tasmania. Ref 
1861*Alabama becomes 4th state to secede.Ref: 5
1864*Charing Cross Station opens in London.Ref: 5
1871*The first woman, Victoria Woodhull, addresses a committee of Congress, the House Judiciary Committee. She argues that the 14th Amendment gives women the right to vote and urges Congress to pass legislation implementing woman's suffrage.Ref: 87
1878*For the first time, milk was delivered in glass bottles -- by one Alexander Campbell, in New York. Up until that time milk had been ladled out of a container by the milkman, right into the customer’s own container.Ref: 4
1892*Hawaiian Historical Society founded.Ref: 5
1892*William D McCoy of Indiana appointed US minister to Liberia.Ref: 5
1892*Paul Gauguin marries a 13-year-old Tahitian girl.Ref: 5
1897*M H Cannon becomes first woman state senator in US (Utah).Ref: 5
1907*The Church of God, headquartered today in Cleveland, Tennessee, and with roots going back to 1886, officially adopted its current name.Ref: 5
1913*Bread & Roses Strike begins.Ref: 5
1913*The first sedan-type car was unveiled at the National Automobile Show in New York City. The car was manufactured by the Hudson Motor Company.Ref: 4
1919 3 year old German communist party (Spartacus) crushed.Ref: 5
1919 Romania annexes Transylvania.Ref: 5
1923*The French enter the town of Essen in the Ruhr valley, to extract Germany's resources as war payment.Ref: 2
1925*Franc B Kellogg replaces Charles Hughes on as US Secretary of State.Ref: 5
1933*In Hamburg, Germany, the Altona Confession was issued by area pastors, offering Scriptural guidelines for the Christian life, in light of the confusing political situation and the developing Nazi influence on the State Church.Ref: 5
1934*The German police raid the homes of dissident clergy in Berlin.Ref: 2
1936*The Court of Pardons hears Bruno Hauptmann's plea in the Lindbergh kidnapping case and denies clemency.Ref: 87
1936*Charles Anderson enters Kentucky House of Representatives.Ref: 5
1938*Frances Moulton elected first woman president of a US national bank.Ref: 5
1940*Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. becomes the U.S. Army's first black general, his son would later follow in his footsteps.Ref: 2
1942*-23ºF (-31ºC), Kingston RI (state record).Ref: 5
1943*The United States and Britain signed treaties relinquishing extraterritorial rights in China.Ref: 70
1943 US & Britain relinquish extraterritorial rights in China.Ref: 5
1944*An implosion theory group is set up with Teller as head.Ref: 91
1946*Enver Hoxha declares People's Republic of Albania with himself dictator.Ref: 5
1948*President Harry S Truman proposes free, two-year community colleges for all who want an education.Ref: 2
1949 Negotiations in China between the Nationalists and Communists open as Tientsin is virtually lost to the Communists.Ref: 2
1949*Snowfall first recorded in Los Angeles.Ref: 5
1960*Chad declares independence from France.Ref: 5
1961*Racial riot at University of Georgia.Ref: 5
1964*Surgeon General Luther Terry releases a U.S. Public Health Service report that blames cigarette smoking for most lung-cancer deaths.Ref: 25
1964*Panamá ends diplomatic relations with US.Ref: 5
1967*Romeinse Curie installs Council for Pontifical Study commission.Ref: 5
1971*First "Quickie" Divorce granted in UK.Ref: 5
1972*Abu Sayeed Chudhury becomes president & sheik Mujib ur-Rahman premier.Ref: 5
1972*East-Pakistan becomes independent state of Bangladesh.Ref: 5
1973*Trial of the Watergate burglars begins in Washington DC.Ref: 5
1977*France touches off an international uproar when it releases Abu Daoud, a Palestinian suspected of being involved with the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 OlympicsRef: 5
1980*Honda announces it will build Japan's first U.S. passenger-car assembly plant in Ohio.Ref: 2
1981 Palau adopts constitution.Ref: 5
1982*Atlanta GA's temperature goes below zeroº F.Ref: 5
1982 Honduras adopts constitution.Ref: 5
1984*Supreme Court reinstated $10M award to Karen Silkwood's family.Ref: 5
1986*First black Lieutenant-Governor since reconstruction sworn in (Douglas Wilder of Virginia).Ref: 5
1988*Vice President George H.W. Bush met with representatives of independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh to answer questions about the Iran-Contra affair.Ref: 70
1989*Kindergarten student caught with loaded handgun at Bronx school.Ref: 5
1989 140 nations agree to ban chemical weapons (poison gas, etc).Ref: 5
1990*200,000 demand return of Lithuania's independence.Ref: 5
1991*Congress empowers Bush to order attack on Iraq.Ref: 5
1991*Soviets storm buildings in Vilnius to block Lithuania independence.Ref: 5
1992*Algeria's President Chadli announces his resignation.Ref: 5
1993*Independent presidential candidate Ross Perot publicly returns to politics.Ref: 5
1994*Federal Assembly begins its workRef: 89
1995*(OJ Simpson) The jury is sequestered. Hearing held on admissibility of domestic-abuse evidence.Ref: 87
2001*The Army acknowledged that U.S. soldiers killed an "unknown number" of South Korean refugees early in the Korean War at No Gun Ri.Ref: 70
2001*President-elect George W. Bush chose Elaine Chao to be secretary of labor after Linda Chavez withdrew.Ref: 70
2001*The Federal Communications Commission approved the merger of America Online and Time Warner.Ref: 70
2001*State of California runs out of electricity; energy demands from high technology bring major cuts.Ref: 10
2002*During a routine maintenance shutdown at the Beverley Uranium Mine, 340 miles north of Adelaide, Australia, intake pumps continued to operate allowing pressure to build, causing a pipe to split and spill 16,000 gallons of radioactive liquid around the plant. The plant is operated by Heathgate Resources, a unit of the American company General Atomics. There have been at least 24 incidents in the two years the plant has been operating. (NY Times, p A7, 1//21/2002) 
2002*The first planeload of al-Qaida prisoners arrive at the US military detention camp at Guantanamo, Cuba. (XDG, p 4A, 1/11/2003)Ref: 83
2002*Ford Motor Company announces it was eliminating 35,000 jobs, closing five plants and dropping four models. (XDG, p 4A, 1/11/2003)Ref: 83
2003*At least 18 local residents, whose debit cards showed hundreds of dollars in purchases they never made, all have one thing in common, all the debit cards were used in December 2002 at the Fortune House Chinese Restaurant. No charges have been filed, but records have been confiscated. (XDG, p 1A, 1/11/2003)Ref: 83
2004*Ohio becomes the 46th state to permit concealed weapons to be carried by duly licensed civilians. (XDG, p 1, 1/12/2004)Ref: 83
1774*Messier adds M51 (spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici) to his catalogRef: 5
1787*Titania & Oberon, moons of Uranus, are discovered by William Herschel.Ref: 5
1917*Thomas Edison's electric vote recorder patented in 1869 first used in the Wisconsin Assembly.Ref: 10
1922*Insulin first used to treat diabetes (Leonard Thompson, 14, of Canada).Ref: 5
1935*Amelia Earhart Putnam became the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California. She had also been the first woman to solo across the Atlantic three years earlier.Ref: 4
1960*Committee convened to develop Algol 60Ref: 62
1968*Explorer 36 (GEOS-B) launched into earth orbit (1080/1570 km).Ref: 5
1975*Soyuz 17 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4.Ref: 5
1978*Soyuz 27 links up with Soyuz 26 and the orbiting space station Salyut 6 making the first time that three space craft are linkedRef: 5
1981*British team led by Ranulph Fiennes completes longest & fastest crossing of Antarctica, reaching Scott base after 75 days (2,500 miles).Ref: 5
1984*STS 41-B vehicle moves to launch pad.Ref: 5
1996*Space Shuttle STS 72 (Endeavour 10), launches into space.Ref: 5
1997*Telstar 401 Satellite fails.Ref: 5
532 Nika-revolt against Justianus & Theodora in Hippodrome Constantinople.Ref: 5
1758*Russian troops occupy Königsberg, East-Prussia.Ref: 5
1782*Dutch surrender to British.Ref: 10
1861 Mexico City captured by Juárez (Liberal) in War of the Reform.Ref: 5
1862*President Lincoln accepts Simon Cameron's resignation as Secretary of War.Ref: 2
1863*Naval engagement near Galveston between CSS Alabama & USS Hatteras.Ref: 5
1863*Union forces capture Arkansas Post, or Fort Hindman AR.Ref: 5
1865*Battle of Beverly WV.Ref: 5
1879 Zulu war against British colonial rule in South Africa begins.Ref: 5
1904 Herero people of South West Africa, now Namibia, begin uprising.Ref: 5
1916*Russian General Yudenich launches a WWI winter offensive and advances west.Ref: 2
1916*French troops capture/Serbian army flees to Corfu.Ref: 5
1941*Adof Hitler orders forces to be prepared to enter North Africa to assist the Italian effort, marking the establishment of the Afrika Korps.Ref: 2
1941*Princess Irene Brigade established in Congleton.Ref: 5
1942*Japan declared war against the Netherlands, the same day that Japanese forces invaded the Dutch East Indies.Ref: 5
1942*Japan conquers Kuala Lumpur, Malaya.Ref: 5
1943*US Army landing on Amchitka Island in the Aleutian Islands.Ref: 82
1943*The Soviet Red Army encircles Stalingrad.Ref: 2
1944*Crakow-Plaszow Concentration Camp established.Ref: 5
1945*Air raid against Japanese bases in Indochina by U.S. carrier-based planes. 
1976 Military coup in Ecuador, President Guillermo Lara leaves.Ref: 5
1893 Jaap Eden skates world record 1500m (2 35).Ref: 5
1915*Col. Jacob Ruppert and Col. Tillinghast L´Hommedieu Huston purchase the Yankees for $460,000.Ref: 86
1946*Bert Bell becomes 2nd NFL commissioner, moves Chicago IL headquarters to Philadelphia PA.Ref: 5
1947*Baseball great Honus Wagner signed his 36th professional contract by agreeing to coach the Pittsburgh Pirates. His claim to the Baseball Hall of Fame was a .329 21-year career batting average. He also wore the title of ‘The Flying Dutchman’, earned by stealing bases.Ref: 4
1949*The Story Quarry site is selected as the site for the new Milwaukee County Stadium; construction will begin October 19, 1950.Ref: 1
1949*The Los Angeles Open golf tournament was won by Lloyd Mangrum, who admitted that he wore a lucky pair of pajamas under his pants. One of our golfing friends likes to take his lucky ferret with him in his pants. “Sure beats a five wood!” he says.Ref: 4
1953 J Edgar Hoover declines 6 figure offer to become president of the International Boxing Club.Ref: 5
1959*Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Mayfair Golf Open.Ref: 5
1959*NFL Pro Bowl East beats West 28-21.Ref: 5
1960*Lamar Clark sets pro boxing record of 44 consecutive knockouts.Ref: 5
1964*The head football coach of the Oklahoma Sooners, the popular Bud Wilkinson, resigned from the University of Oklahoma.Ref: 4
1968*Ewing Kauffman becomes owner of the new AL franchise in Kansas City.Ref: 1
1970*Super Bowl IV, Kansas City 23, Minnesota 7, at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans. Ref 
1970*Thanks to his winning the Los Angeles Open golf tournament, Billy Casper was the second golfer in history to top the $1-million mark in career earnings.Ref: 4
1971*At the age of twenty-seven, Tiger pitcher John Hiller suffers a heart attack. He will make a great comeback after missing the 1971 season.Ref: 1
1973*Major-league baseball agreed to allow the American League to experiment with the designated hitter rule for the next three years.Ref: 4
1976 US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill.Ref: 5
1976 US male Figure Skating championship won by Terry Kubicka.Ref: 5
1977*In a five player trade, the Dodgers trade first baseman/outfielder Bill Buckner and shortstop Ivan DeJesus to the Cubs for Rick Monday.Ref: 1
1983*Billy Martin becomes the Yankee manager for the third time. The fiery skipper replaces Clyde King who will move to the front office.Ref: 1
1984*Denver Nuggets 163, San Antonio Spurs 155-highest-scoring NBA game.Ref: 5
1987*Largest crowd (76,633) at NFL New York Giant Stadium (beat Washington 17-0).Ref: 5
1988*USSR announces it will participate in the Seoul Summer Olympics.Ref: 5
1989*Denver Nuggets' rookie Jerome Lane misses 7 free throws in a game against Milwaukee, one missed by 2 feet.Ref: 5
1990*Bobby Knight becomes basketball's Big 10 winningest coach (229).Ref: 5
1990*Pat Lafontaine sets New York Islander record of scoring goals in 11 straight.Ref: 5
1991*Ben Johnson first race after being stripped of his 1988 Olympic Gold medal for steroid use, he finished 2nd.Ref: 5
1991 Ric Flair wins NWA/WCW wrestling title.Ref: 5
1992 US female Figure Skating championship won by Kristi Yamaguchi.Ref: 5
1995*Birmingham Barracudas granted CFL franchise.Ref: 5
1995*NHLPA & owners agree to end NHL strike.Ref: 5
1997*Martina Hingis beats Jennifer Capriati at Sydney Tennis International.Ref: 5
1998*AFC Championship Denver Broncos beat Pitt Steelers 24-21.Ref: 5
1998*NFC Championship Green Bay Packers beat San Francisco 49'ers 23-10.Ref: 5
1998 US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan.Ref: 5
1998 US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge.Ref: 5
2000*Carlton Fisk, in his second year of eligibility, and Tony Perez, on his ninth try, are elected to the Hall of Fame.Ref: 1
2001*David Cone agrees to a one-year contract with the Red Sox. The former Cy Young Award winner could make between $4 million and $5 million with Boston, compared to $500,000 guaranteed-offer made by the Yankees, if he makes the roster and pitches regularly during the season.Ref: 1
2002*After a one-year experiment, the Orioles plan to return Camden Yards to its original dimensions by moving in the fences. The team, which hit only 58 homers at home 44 less than in the previous season, said the fences are returning to their initial distances because the new configuration "adversely affected the viewing angle of the batter's eye."Ref: 1
1709 Colley Cibber's "Rival Fools" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1765 Frisia bans Voltaire's "Traité sur la tolérance".Ref: 5
1873*First livestock market newspaper published, Drover's Journal, Chicago.Ref: 5
1885 Henrik Ibsen's "Vildauden" premieres in Oslo.Ref: 5
1902 Popular Mechanics magazine was published for the first time. Initially, there were only five paying subscribers and a few hundred others who paid a nickel at newsstands. In September, 1903, the magazine became a monthly.Ref: 4
1917*Guy Bolton & PG Wodehouse's "Have a Heart" premieres in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1927*Royale Theater (Golden, CBS Radio Playhouse) opens at 242 W 45th New York City NY.Ref: 5
1928*Ol’ Man River was recorded on Victor Records this day by Paul Whiteman and his orchestra. Bing Crosby crooned as the song’s featured vocalist. The tune came from the Broadway musical, Showboat.Ref: 4
1940*Sergei Prokofiev's ballet Romeo & Juliet premieres in Leningrad.Ref: 5
1947 Amazing Mr. Malone (aka Murder and Mr. Malone) debuted on ABC radio. The program starred Frank Lovejoy.Ref: 4
1952 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Marianne Moore.Ref: 5
1958*Lloyd Bridges starred as Mike Nelson, an ex-Navy frogman who became an underwater trouble shooter, in Seahunt on CBS-TV.Ref: 4
1959 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Theodore Roethke.Ref: 5
1963 Whiskey-A-Go-Go opened this night on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.Ref: 4
1963*Beatles release "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why".Ref: 5
1964 A collection of previously unexhibited paintings by Pablo Picasso are displayed for the first time in Toronto.Ref: 2
1964*Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand" is #80 in US (Cashbox).Ref: 5
1964*"She Loves Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City NY after 302 performances.Ref: 5
1966*"Daktari" African adventure series premieres on CBS TV.Ref: 5
1969*Jethro Tull's This Was Jethro Tull album debuts.Ref: 5
1969*"Hooked on a Feeling" by BJ Thomas peaks at #5.Ref: 5
1974*ABC airs final episode of "Love, American Style".Ref: 5
1976*"Pacific Overtures" opens at Winter Garden Theater New York City NY for 193 performances.Ref: 5
1977 Bollingen Prize awarded to David Ignatow.Ref: 5
1979*"Grand Tour" opens at Palace Theater New York City NY for 61 performances.Ref: 5
1980*Rupert Holmes was at the top of the pop music charts, with Escape (The Pina Colada Song).Ref: 4
1981*"Tintypes" closes at John Golden Theater New York City NY after 93 performances.Ref: 5
1984*Thriller, the album by Michael Jackson, became the all-time best-selling LP. Thriller, with ten-million copies sold, surpassed the previous bestseller, the soundtrack from Saturday Night Fever. Among its precedent-shattering achievements, Thriller spent 37 weeks at number one on the Billboard album chart (longer than any contemporary rock or pop album -- only the cast album of South Pacific at 69 weeks and the West Side Story soundtrack at 54 weeks had longer runs at the top). And Thriller produced seven top-10 singles, ahead of Fleetwood Mac, Cyndi Lauper and Bruce Springsteen, who have each taken four top-10 singles off one LP. As of early 2002, Thriller was still the biggest-selling record ever, having sold more than 40-million copies.Ref: 4
1986*Author James Clavell signed a deal with Morrow/Avon Publishing for $5 million as an advance for the book Whirlwind. The book is a 2,000 page novel. Now, for the bean-counters who might not figure this out, that comes to... $2,500 a page!Ref: 4
1990*Actor Joseph Cotten undergoes vocal-chord cancer operation at 84.Ref: 5
1992*Paul Simon opens a tour in South Africa.Ref: 5
1994*Irish government announces end of a 20-year broadcasting ban on IRA.Ref: 5
1995*5th TV network (WB) Warner Brothers begins (WPIX-TV in New York City NY).Ref: 5
1996*Congressman Sonny Bono needed eleven stitches to close a gash in his chin after colliding with another skier near Big Bear Lake, California. An omen?Ref: 4
1997*23rd People's Choice Awards Bill Cosby wins.Ref: 5
1998*"Proposals" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City NY after 76 performances.Ref: 5
1998*24th Annual People's Choice Awards Seinfeld, Tim Allen win.Ref: 5
1403*Jan IV Duke of Brabant/Limburg, is born.Ref: 5
1449*Domenico Ghirlandajo Italy, renaissance painter, is born.Ref: 5
1503*Francesco Parmigianino Italian artist (Madonna with the Long Neck), is born.Ref: 5
1703*Columban Praelisauer composer, is born.Ref: 5
1720 Gijsbert John van Hardenbroeck Utrechts regent, is born.Ref: 5
1727*Franz Sebastian Haindl composer, is born.Ref: 5
1732*Pehr Forskåhl Finish botanist, is born.Ref: 5
1746*Frantisek Adam Mica composer, is born.Ref: 5
1746*William Curtis English botanist/publisher (Botanical Magazine), is born.Ref: 5
1750*Johann Jakob Walder composer, is born.Ref: 5
1757*The first secretary of the US Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, was born in the West Indies.Ref: 68
1801*John Lodge Ellerton composer, is born.Ref: 5
1807*Ezra Cornell, the founder of Western Union Telegraph and Cornell University, is born.Ref: 68
1807*Alfred Eugene "Mudwall" Jackson Brigadier General (Confederate Army), is born.Ref: 5
1808*Antoine GB Schayes Belgian historian/archaeologist, is born.Ref: 5
1814*James Paget English surgeon (disease of Paget), is born.Ref: 5
1814*Richard Griffith Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1862, is born.Ref: 5
1815*Sir John A. Macdonald, the first prime minister of Canada (1867-73), is born in Glasgow, Scotland.Ref: 68
1816*Fitz-Henry Warren Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1878, is born.Ref: 5
1818*John Reese Kenly Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1891, is born.Ref: 5
1831*James Ronald Chalmers Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1898, is born.Ref: 5
1839*Eugenio Maria de Hostos Puerto Rico, patriot/scholar, is born.Ref: 5
1842*William James US, psychologist/philosopher, is born.Ref: 5
1849*Oskar Lassar German dermatologist (bath house), is born.Ref: 5
1850*J C Arthur Lowville NY, botanist (studied rusts), is born.Ref: 5
1850 Philipp la Renotiere von Ferrary famous philatelist, is born.Ref: 5
1852*Konstantin Fehrenbach German chancellor (1920-21), is born.Ref: 5
1853*Gustav Falke German author/poet (Der Mann im Nebel), is born.Ref: 5
1856*Christian August Sinding Kongsberg Norway, composer, is born.Ref: 5
1857*Fred[erick J] Archer English jockey (won 5 Derbys), is born.Ref: 5
1858*Harry Gordon Selfridge, British businessman, is born in Ripon WI.Ref: 68
1859*[Gerard] Jan Ligthart Dutch educator (Nog bij mother, Ot & Sien), is born.Ref: 5
1859*Lord George Nathaniel Curzon, First Baron and First Marquis Curzon of Kedleston, British statesman and viceroy of India, is born.Ref: 17
1860*Marie Bashkirtseff Russian/French painter/author (Journal), is born.Ref: 5
1864*H. George Selfridge, founder of the British store Selfridge and Co., Ltd. and first who said "the customer is always right", is born.Ref: 2
1864*Thomas Dixon US attorney/playwright (Flaming Sword), is born.Ref: 5
1870*Alice H. Rice, American novelist, is born.Ref: 70
1872*Paul Graener composer, is born.Ref: 5
1873*Joaquín Alvarez Quintéro Spanish dramatist/playwright (Los Galeotes), is born.Ref: 5
1875*Reinhold Gliere Kiev Ukraine, composer, is born.Ref: 5
1878*Theodorus Pangalos Greek General /dictator (1926), is born.Ref: 5
1879*Antonio Beltramelli writer, is born.Ref: 5
1880*Rudolf T Palm Curaçao, pianist/composer, is born.Ref: 5
1885*Alice Paul ERA advocate/founder (National Woman's Party), is born.Ref: 5
1886*George Zucco England, actor (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Captain Fury), is born.Ref: 5
1887 Aldo Leopold founder (Wilderness Society), is born.Ref: 5
1888*Chester Conklin Oskaloosa IA, actor (Every Day's a Holiday, Greed), is born.Ref: 5
1890*Monte Blue Indpls IN, silent film actor (Montana, Oh Boy), is born.Ref: 5
1894*Jaroslav Vogel composer, is born.Ref: 5
1895*Laurens Hammond, American inventor/businessman, is born.Ref: 70
1896*Paddy Driscoll NFL QB/coach (Chicago Cardinals, Bears), is born.Ref: 5
1898*Hans Rudolf Krik Danish writer/critic (Fiskerne, Slaven), is born.Ref: 5
1899*Eva Le Gallienne, English/Am. Actress/producer, is born.Ref: 70
1901*Andries D Copier Dutch glass manufacturer (Gildeglass), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Maurice Durufle French organist/composer, is born.Ref: 5
1903*Alan Patton, South African novelist who wrote "Cry, the Beloved Country", is born.Ref: 2
1904*Frederick Boland Irish diplomat/President (UN General Assembly), is born.Ref: 5
1905 John Henry Jacques co-operative retailer, is born.Ref: 5
1905*Manfred Bonnington Lee detective writer (½ of Ellery Queen), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Pierre Mendes-France French Premier (1954-55), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Albert Hofmann Switzerland, chemist (discovered LSD), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Johannes Paul Thilman composer, is born.Ref: 5
1906*Robert Nesbitt impresario, is born.Ref: 5
1907*Pierre Mendes-France, French political leader, Premier 1954-5, is born.Ref: 17
1908*Lionel Stander New York City NY, actor (Max-Hart to Hart, Unfaithfully Yours), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Gunnar Johnsen Berg composer, is born.Ref: 5
1909*Marguerite Kelsey English model/painter (Haunting), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Izler Solomon St Paul MN, conductor, is born.Ref: 5
1910*Trygve Martin Bratteli Norwegian PM (Labour) (1971-72, 1973-76), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Donald Barry Houston TX, actor (Mr Gallo-Mr Novak), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Roger Lewis aviation exec (Lockheed, Curtiss Wright, Pan Am), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Schoolboy (Lynwood Thomas) Rowe baseball: pitcher: Detroit Tigers [World Series: 1934, 1935, 1940/all-star: 1935, 1936], Brooklyn Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies [all-star: 1947]; is born in Waco TX.Ref: 68
1914*Dorothy Jeakins costume designer, is born.Ref: 5
1916*Bernard Blier Buenos Aires Argentina, actor (Les Miserables), is born.Ref: 5
1916*James H [Jimmy] Quillen (Representative-R-TN, 1963- ), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Albert Weisser composer, is born.Ref: 5
1919*Veda Ann Borg Boston MA, actress (Avalanche, Accomplice), is born.Ref: 5
1920 John Powell campaigner, is born.Ref: 5
1922*Tony Charmoli Minnesota, choreographer (Cher, Julie Andrew), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Kathleen Byron London England, actress (Abdication, Profile, 4 Days), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Neville Duke English test pilot, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Carroll Shelby, auto racer, is born.Ref: 4
1924*Don Cherry Wichita Texas, singer (Dean Martin Summer Show), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Slim Harpo musician, is born.Ref: 5
1926*Alexander Gibson conductor, is born.Ref: 5
1926*Elisabeth M J "Elly" Bakker Dutch actress (The Miser), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Lev Stepanovich Demin Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 15), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Phil Sidey broadcaster, is born.Ref: 5
1926*Grant Tinker Emmy Award-winning TV executive: Tenth Annual ATAS Governor’s Award [1987], President, NBC; producer: U.S.A. Today The Television Series, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Mary; married to actress, Mary Tyler Moore, is born.Ref: 68
1927*Wilton "Bogey" Gaynair saxophonist, is born.Ref: 5
1928*David L Wolper producer (Devil's Brigade), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Mitchell Ryan Cincinnati OH, actor (Chase, Executive Suite), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Rod Taylor Sydney Australia, actor (Bearcats, Time Machine), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Wanda Wilkomirska Warsaw, Poland, violinist, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Nicoletta Orsomando, is born.Ref: 5
1930*Rod Taylor actor: The Birds, Masquerade, The Time Machine, is born.Ref: 4
1930*Jack Nimitz jazz ‘reed’ musician: toured with Herman, Kenton, helped found Supersax, played w/Oliver Nelson, Bill Berry and Gerald Wilson, is born.Ref: 4
1931*Ed Hall Roxbury MA, actor (Dr Bicker-Medical Center), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Goldie Hill, Karnes County TX, country singer (Grand Ole Opry), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Jean Chrétien Canada PM (Liberal, 1993- ), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Chuck Barksdale US singer (Dells-I Can Sing a Rainbow), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Linda Lawson Ann Arbor MI, actress (Don't Call Me Charlie), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Meindert Leerling Dutch TV director/MP (RPF), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Fischer S Black Jr financial theorist, is born.Ref: 5
1938 Michael Fenn docker/socialist, is born.Ref: 5
1938*Narvel Felts country singer, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Anne Heggtveigt Canada, slalom (Olympics-gold-1960), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Mark DeVoto composer, is born.Ref: 5
1942*Clarence Clemons rock saxophonist (Bruce Springsteen's E St Band), is born.Ref: 5
1942*George Mira football: Miami Dolphins QB, Super Bowl VI, is born.Ref: 4
1943*William Albert Penn composer, is born.Ref: 5
1943*Jim Hightower radio host, author: Hard Tomatoes, Hard Times, Eat Your Heart OutRef: 4
1944*Henry Cecil British organizer, is born.Ref: 5
1944*York Georg Holler composer, is born.Ref: 5
1945*Christine Kaufmann, Austria, actress (Town Without Pity, Red Lips), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Ludmila Poradnik USSR, team handball (Olympics-gold-1976, 80), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Naomi Judd [Diana Ellen], Ashland KY, singer (Judds-Why Not Me), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Tony Kaye rocker (Yes), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Anna Calder-Marshall, Kensington England, actress (Zulu Dawn), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Madeline Manning-Jackson-Mimms US 800m runner (Olympics-gold-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Chris Ford basketball: NBA: Detroit Pistons [1972-1973], Boston Celtics [1973-1982] coach: Boston Celtics [1990-1995], Milwaukee Bucks [1996-1998], Los Angeles Clippers [1999-2000], is born.Ref: 4
1949*Caskey Swaim Lexington NC, actor (Sergeant Fitz-Project UFO, Friday the 13th Part V), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Tom Netherton Munich Germany, singer (Lawrence Welk Show), is born.Ref: 5
1949*[Frederick] Dennis Greene rocker (Sha Na Na-Shannon), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Dave Burrows hockey: NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple LeafsRef: 4
1949*Bobby Sheehan hockey: NHL: Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Colorado Rockies, LA KingsRef: 4
1952*Ben Daniel Crenshaw, Austin TX, PGA golfer (1974 Rookie of Year, 1976 Bing Crosby), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Lee Ritenour Los Angeles CA, jazz musician, is born.Ref: 5
1952*Massimo Lopez Italian comedian, is born.Ref: 5
1953*Anna Marchesini Italian entertainer, is born.Ref: 5
1953*Freddie Solomon football: Univ of Tampa; NFL: Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver: Super Bowl XVI, XIX, is born.Ref: 4
1954*Saskia ten Batenburg Dutch actress (Factory, Hunk), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Gary Brokaw basketball: Notre Dame; NBA: Milwaukee Bucks, Orlando Magic [Dir of Scouting/Camps], is born.Ref: 4
1956*Kuniaki Kobayashi wrestler (WAR/NJPW), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Bryan Robson English international soccer star, is born.Ref: 5
1957*Darryl Dawkins NBA center (Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Lourdes Ann Kananimanu Estores Honolulu HI, playmate (June 1982), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Vicki Peterson Los Angeles CA, rock guitarist/vocalist (Bangles), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Brett Bodine auto racer, is born.Ref: 5
1960*Vicki Peterson Los Angeles CA, rocker (Bangles-Walk Like an Egyptian), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Paul Skansi NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Donn Pall Evergreen Park IL, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, Florida Marlins), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Julie Moran TV hostess (Entertainment Tonight, Independence Day), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Kim Coles Brooklyn NY, actress (Synclaire-Living Single), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Kate Gompert Ames IA, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1963*Petra Schneider E German swimming star (world record 400m), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Tracy Caulkins Winona MN, swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1984), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Jason Connery actor: The Boy Who Had Everything, Casablanca Express, The Secret Life of Ian Fleming, Midnight in St. Petersburg, Macbeth, Merlin, Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell; son of actors Sean Connery and Diane Cilento, is born in London England.Ref: 4
1965*Olivia Barash Miami FL, actress (Laura-Out of the Blue), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Barbara Belding San Diego CA, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-17th-1994), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Joely Richardson London England, actress (Body Contact, Wetherby), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Karl Van Calcar,Torrance CA, 3k steeplechase, is born.Ref: 5
1965*Loredana Romito Benevento Italy, model/actress (Fatal Temptation), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Steve Vancil Oregon City Ore, golfer (1989 City of Portland), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Christian Pouget hockey forward (Team France 1998), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Jeff Bankett Pittsburgh PA, actor (Tyler-1 Life to Live), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Richmond Webb NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Ronnie Stern St-Agathe, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Sharon Brown New York City NY, actress (Chantal-Generations), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Ben Rivera Dominican/US baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Darren Anderson NFL cornerback (Kansas City Chiefs), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Dave Cruikshank Northbrook IL, speed skater (Olympics-1994), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Frank Robinson WLAF defensive back (Scottish Claymores), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Reemt Pyka hockey forward (Team Germany 1998), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Franco Davin Argentina, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1971*Alexander Delgado Palmerejo Venezuela, catcher (Boston Red Sox), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Karmeeleyah McGill WLAF linebacker (Scottish Claymores), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Mary J Blige singer, is born.Ref: 5
1971*Noah Cantor CFL defensive tackle (Toronto Argonauts), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Stephen Smith Indpls IN, high jumper, is born.Ref: 5
1972*Amber Medlin Virginia Beach VA, Miss Virginia-America (1995), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Dexter Seigler NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Huub Loeffen Dutch soccer player (Vitesse), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Rey Ordonez Havana Cuba, infielder (New York Mets), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Yang Wenyi Chinese swim star (WR/OR 50m freestyle), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Amanda Peet actress: The Whole Nine Yards, Ellen Foster, Playing by Heart, Origin of the Species, Saving Silverman, Changing Lanes, is born.Ref: 4
1973*Dave Dickenson CFL quarterback (Calgary Stampeders), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Rosenkowitz sextuplets Cape Town South Africa (1st known to survive infancy), are born.Ref: 5
1974*Echo Leta Johnson Austin TX, playmate (Jan, 1993), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Goran Lozanovski Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Rod Jones NFL guard (Cincinnati Bengals), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Toderick Malone WLAF wide receiver (London Monarchs), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Warren Morris Alexandria LA, baseball infielder (Olympics-bronze-96), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Brad Badger guard (Washington Redskins), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Jacky Verbeek Dutch soccer player (RKC), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Rory Fitzpatrick Rochester, NHL defenseman (Montréal Canadiens), is born.Ref: 5
1988*The L'Esperance quintuplets are born: Alexandria, Danielle, Erica, Raymond and Veronica.Ref: 5
314*St Militiades ends his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
705*John VI Catholic Pope (701-05), dies.Ref: 5
1055*Constantine IX Monomachos emperor of Byzantium, dies.Ref: 5
1552*Johannes Cochlaeus [Dobeneck], German humanist/theologist, dies.Ref: 5
1641*Franciscus Gomarus [François Gomaer], French theologist, dies.Ref: 5
1650*Paul Hallman composer, dies at 49.Ref: 5
1674*Jan Zoet actor/playwright/poet (Brutal-Roffel), dies at 58.Ref: 5
1693*Mt Etna erupts. An earthquate kills 60,000 in Sicily, Italy.Ref: 85
1730*Czar Peter II dies. (Ref: Massie, Robert K., "Peter The Great, His Life and His World", 1980) 
1753*Hans Sloane, doctor, naturalist, collector: instrumental in the founding of the British Museum [the national museum and library of the United Kingdom]: Sloane left his personal collection to Great Britain upon his death; dies at age 93.Ref: 70
1771*Jean-Baptiste de Boyer marquis d'Argens, French author, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1775*Yemelyan Pugachov Don Cossack rebel, executed by tsarist Russia.Ref: 5
1784*Ferdinand Philipp Joseph Lobkowitz composer, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1797*(Declaration of Independence) Francis Lightfoot Lee, farmer, American revolutionary leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence, dies at age 62.Ref: 70
1801*Domenico Cimarosa Italian composer (Matrimonio segreto), dies at 51.Ref: 5
1836*John Molson, founded Montréal brewery (Molson Canadian), dies.Ref: 5
1837*François Gérard French baron/painter, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1837*John Field Irish pianist/composer (Nocturnes), dies at 54.Ref: 5
1839*Earthquake at Martinique destroys half of Port Royal-700 die.Ref: 5
1843*Francis Scott Key, author of the words that became 'The Star-Spangled Banner' after a battle in the War of 1812, dies at age 63 in Baltimore.Ref: 2
1847*Caroline von Wolzogen [von Lengefeld] German author, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1856*Nikolai I Nadezjdin Russian archaeologist, dies.Ref: 5
1866*Steamship London sinks in storm off Land's End England, kills 220.Ref: 5
1867*George Baxter, English engraver and printer, dies at age 62.Ref: 70
1870*Adolf Ganz composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1874*Gail Borden, American businessman, developed Borden's Condensed Milk, dies at age 72.Ref: 70
1877*Pietro Romani composer, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1887*At Fort Smith, Arkansas, hangman George Maledon dispatches four victims in a multiple hanging.Ref: 2
1891*Georges-Eugène Haussmann French senator/baron, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1893*Benjamin F Butler US General /presidential candidate (anti-monopoly), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1898*Gaetano Capocci composer, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1901*Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov, composer, dies at 34.Ref: 5
1904*British troops massacre 1,000 dervishes in Somaliland.Ref: 2
1914*Ambrose Bierce writer, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1920*French passenger ship Afrique sinks near La Rochelle; 553 die.Ref: 5
1923*Constantine I king of Greece (1913-17, 20-22), dies at 54.Ref: 5
1928*Thomas Hardy, English poet and novelist (Far From the Madding Crowd, Tess of D'Ubervilles), dies at his home near Dorchester at age 87.Ref: 70
1929*Julio Antonio Mella Cuban revolutionary, murdered at about 28.Ref: 5
1931*Oscar Fetras composer, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1941 Emanuel Lasker dies.Ref: 10
1943*Carlo Tresca NY's Italian newspaper editor/anti-fascist, murdered.Ref: 5
1944*Galeazzo count of Cortellazzo Ciano Italian politician, dies.Ref: 5
1945*Ada Negri Italian poet/author (Fatalità), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1947*Eva Tanguay, Canadian actress, dies in Los Angeles CA.Ref: 68
1950*Karin Michaelis writer, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1952*Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, French General (North-Africa/Indo-China), dies at 61.Ref: 68
1953*Ernst H Ridder Rappard Dutch Nazi founder (NSNAP), dies at 53.Ref: 5
1953*Marcel Canneel Flemish painter, dies at 58.Ref: 5
1953*Noach Zjordanija Georgian Premier (1918-21), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1954*Edgar Tytgat Flemish painter/etcher/drawer, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1954*Emmy Arbous Dutch actress/cabaret performer (Boefje), dies at 56.Ref: 5
1954*Oscar Straus Austrian composer (Brave Soldier), dies at 83.Ref: 5
1954*2 ton locomotive swept into ravine by avalanche 10 die (Blons, Austria).Ref: 5
1955*Rodolfo Graziani, Italian field marshal; adherent of Mussolini, dies at age 72.Ref: 70
1958*Alec Rowley composer, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1959*Dr Mohammed Zakaria Ghonein discoverer of 6,000 year old pyramid, dies.Ref: 5
1960*Johan E Elias Dutch historian (Elias Family), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1962*Volcano Huascaran in Peru, erupts; 4,000 die.Ref: 5
1963*Arthur D Nock English/Americans historian (St Paul), dies at 60.Ref: 5
1966*Between today and February 17th, 550 die in landslides in mountains behind Rio de Janeiro after rain.Ref: 5
1966*Alberto Giacometti, Swiss sculptor, dies at age 64.Ref: 70
1966*Lal Bahadur Shastri Indian premier (1964-66), dies at 61.Ref: 5
1973*Isabel Randolph actress (Missing Corpse), dies at 83.Ref: 5
1973*Rudolf Kubin composer, dies a day after 64th birthday.Ref: 5
1977*Sir (Robert) Anthony Eden British Prime Minister [1955-1957]; dies.Ref: 4
1978*Michael Bates actor (Clockwork Orange, Salt & Pepper), dies at 57.Ref: 5
1979*Jack Soo actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63.Ref: 5
1980*Barbara Pym (Mary Crampton), English novelist, dies at age 66.Ref: 70
1981*Beulah Bondi actress (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 91.Ref: 5
1983*Nikolaj V Podgorny president USSR, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1984*Jack La Rue TV narrator (Lights Out), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1984*Fritz Geissler composer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1986*Sid Chaplin, English novelist and short story writer, dies at age 69.Ref: 70
1988*Pappy (Gregory) Boyington, USMC aviator and commanding officer of WWII Black Sheep Squadron, recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, dies.Ref: 4
1988*Isidor Isaac Rabi nuclear physicist (Nobel Prize-1944), dies at 89.Ref: 5
1990*Mary Jane Carr actress (Forbidden Trail, Second Wife), dies.Ref: 5
1991*Jason Christmas dies of gunshot wound during robbery in New York at 49.Ref: 5
1993*Lacey Fosburgh author (Closing Time), dies of breast cancer at 50.Ref: 5
1994*John Bradley raised US flag at Iwo Jima, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1994*Roger "Ram" Ramirez jazz piano player/composer, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1995 Adrian J "Ad" Kaland Dutch MP (CDA 1977-93), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1995*John AG Gere English art historian (Raphael & his Circle), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1995*Onat Kutlar Turkish screenplay/producer (Hazal), murdered at 59.Ref: 5
1995*Willem N "Pim" Koot pianist (Concert Building), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1995*DC-9 crashes near Maria La Baya, Colombia 51 die, 9 yr old girl lives.Ref: 5
1996*Eric Hebborn artist/faker, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1996*Harold Walter Bailey philologist, dies at 96.Ref: 5
1996*Hubert Nicholson poet/novelist, dies at 87.Ref: 5
1996*Ike Isaacs guitarist, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1996*Roger Crozier hockey: NHL: Detroit Red Wings [Stanley Cup playoff MVP: 1966], Buffalo Sabres, Washington Capitals; dies.Ref: 4
1996*Harold Walter Bailey philologist, dies at 96.Ref: 5
1996*Hubert Nicholson poet/novelist, dies at 87.Ref: 5
1997*Cavan O'Connor singer, dies at 97.Ref: 5
1997*Duncan Wood television director/producer, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1997*Helen Foster Snow writer, dies at 89.Ref: 5
1997*Sheldon Leonard producer/director (Dick Van Dyke), dies at 89.Ref: 5
1997 Joshua William Steward polymath, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1998*Klaus Tennstedt conductor, dies at 71Ref: 5
1999*Barry Pritchard musician: guitar, singer: group: The Fortunes: You've Got Your Troubles; dies.Ref: 4
2000*Bob Lemon Baseball Hall of Famer: Cleveland Indians pitcher: World Series [1948, 1954]; manager: Kansas City Athletics, Chicago White Sox, NY Yankees [World Series 1978]; dies.Ref: 4
2001*James Hill producer: Vera Cruz, The Kentuckian, Trapeze, Sweet Smell of Success, The Unforgiven, The Happy Thieves; writer: His Majesty O'Keefe; dies.Ref: 38

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