Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
January 19th

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379*Theodosius installed as co-emperor of East Roman Empire.Ref: 5
973*Pope Benedict VI is elected.Ref: 5
1523*In Switzerland, Ulrich Zwingli publishes his 67 Articles, the first manifesto of the Zurich Reformation which attacks the authority of the Pope. In Switzerland, Ulrich Zwingli publishes his 67 Articles, the first manifesto of the Zurich Reformation which attacks the authority of the Pope.Ref: 2
1783*William Pitt becomes the youngest Prime Minister of England at age 24.Ref: 2
1786*State of Virginia adopts James Madison and Thomas Jefferson's bill for religious freedom.Ref: 10
1788*11 ships from England with convicts arrive at Botany Bay, Australia, but decide to move to a better port.Ref: 10
1793*French King Louis XVI sentenced to death.Ref: 5
1808*Louis Napoleon signs first Dutch aviation law.Ref: 5
1810*Overnight temp at Portsmouth NH drops 50ºF (10ºC).Ref: 5
1853*Napoleon III marries Eugénie de Montijo.Ref: 5
1861*Georgia becomes 5th state to secede.Ref: 5
1863*General Mieroslawski appointed dictator of Poland.Ref: 5
1865*NV Suriname Bank established.Ref: 5
1869*Susan B. Anthony is elected president of the Equal Rights Association. (XDG, p 4A, 1/19/01)Ref: 83
1871*First Negro lodge of US Masons approved, New Jersey.Ref: 5
1889*The Salvation Army split, as one faction within the denomination renounced allegiance to founder William Booth. Booth's son Ballington and his wife Maud led the American splinter group, which in 1896 incorporated itself as a separate denomination known as the Volunteers of America.Ref: 5
1899 Anglo-Egyptian Sudan forms.Ref: 5
1902*The magazine "L'Auto" announces the new Tour de France.Ref: 2
1903 1st regular transatlantic radio broadcast between US & EnglandRef: 5
1903*New bicycle race "Tour de France" announced.Ref: 5
1910 Germany & Bolivia ends commerce/friendship treaty.Ref: 5
1910*National Institute of Arts & Letters incorporated by Congress.Ref: 5
1913*Raymond Poincaré installed as President of France.Ref: 5
1915*World famous labor leader Joe Hill was arrested in Salt Lake City. He was convicted on trumped up murder charges, and was executed 21 months later despite worldwide protests and two attempts to intervene by President Woodrow Wilson. In a letter to Bill Haywood shortly before his death he penned the famous words, "Don't mourn - organize!"Ref: 59
1915*Twenty rioting strikers were shot by factory guards at Roosevelt, New Jersey.Ref: 59
1918*Soviets disallows a Constitution Assembly.Ref: 5
1920*Alexandre Millerand forms French government.Ref: 5
1920*US Senate votes against membership in League of Nations.Ref: 5
1921 Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador sign Pact of Union.Ref: 5
1922*Geological survey says US oil supply would be depleted in 20 years.Ref: 5
1923*The French announce the invention of a new gun that has a firing range of 56 miles.Ref: 2
1925*-48ºF (-44ºC), Van Buren ME (state record).Ref: 5
1929*Acadia National Park, Maine established.Ref: 5
1931*The Wickersham Committee issues a report asking for revisions in the dry law, but no repeal.Ref: 2
1935*KLM begins flight path between Curaçao & Aruba.Ref: 5
1937*In the Soviet Union, the People's Commissars Council is formed under Molotov.Ref: 2
1938*GM began mass production of diesel engines.Ref: 5
1944*The federal government relinquished control of the nation's railroads following settlement of a wage dispute.Ref: 70
1949 The Chiang Government moves the capital of China to Canton.Ref: 2
1950*Communist Chinese leader Mao recognizes the Republic of Vietnam.Ref: 2
1950*Maiden flight by Canada's Avro Canada CF-100 military plane.Ref: 5
1955*A presidential news conference was filmed for television for the first time, with permission from President Dwight D. Eisenhower.Ref: 70
1957*USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test.Ref: 5
1960*Eisenhower & Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact.Ref: 5
1961*First episode for "The Dick Van Dyke Show" is filmed.Ref: 5
1966*Indira Gandhi, the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, was appointed India’s prime minister. Following the death of her father (May 1964), Gandhi had become minister of information and broadcasting in Lal Bahadur Shastri’s government. Gandhi succeeded him as prime minister this day, after he died suddenly. The following year she was elected to a 5-year term by the Parliament members of the dominant Congress party. She led her party to a landslide victory in the national elections of 1971. Indira Gandhi was assassinated Oct 31, 1984 by Sikh members of her security guard.Ref: 4
1967 Herr Karl Tausch writes shortest will "Vse Zene" (All to wife).Ref: 5
1968*WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland OH (IND) begins broadcasting.Ref: 5
1970*UCLA fires Angela Davis for being a communist.Ref: 5
1970*Dutch bishop says he is in favor of married priest.Ref: 5
1970*President Richard Nixon nominated G. Harrold Carswell to the Supreme Court. The nomination was later defeated because of controversy over Carswell's past racial views.Ref: 70
1971*(Manson) Beatles' Helter Skelter is played at the Charles Manson trial.Ref: 5
1974 Belgium government of Leburton falls.Ref: 5
1975*4 mail truck assault on El Al B-747 in Paris, escape to Iraq.Ref: 5
1977*Iva Toguri D'Aquino, an American citizen of Japanese descent who made Japanese propaganda broadcasts to U.S. troops during World War II, is pardoned from her treason charge by U.S. President Gerald R. Ford on his last day in office.Ref: 3
1977*World's largest crowd-12.7 million-for Indian religious festival.Ref: 5
1977*First snowfall in recorded history in South Florida West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, even Miami.Ref: 10
1978*Judge William H Webster appointed head of FBI.Ref: 5
1978*Last Volkswagen Beetle made.Ref: 10
1979*Former Attorney General John N. Mitchell was released on parole after serving 19 months at a federal prison in Alabama.Ref: 70
1981 Muhammad Ali talks a despondent 21 year old out of committing suicide.Ref: 5
1981*The United States and Iran signed an agreement paving the way for the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months. Sarzaneh Shoaie of the Pars News AgencyRef: 70
1983*The New Catholic code expands women's rights in the Church.Ref: 2
1983*Klaus Barbie (“the butcher of Lyon”), Nazi Gestapo chief in Lyon, France during the German occupation, was arrested in Bolivia on charges of having tortured and killed thousands of people. After World War II, Barbie was protected and employed by U.S. intelligence agents because of his “police skills’ and anti-Communist zeal.” Barbie, together with his wife and children, then escaped to Latin America, where he worked primarily as an interrogator and torturer for dictatorships both in Peru and in Bolivia. He was tried in 1987 and died in prison in 1991.Ref: 4
1984*California Supreme Court refuses to allow quadriplegic Elizabeth Bouvia to starve herself to death in a public hospital, she appeals and is later granted the right to die.Ref: 5
1986 Israeli premier Simon Peres visits Netherlands.Ref: 5
1986 Spain recognizes Israel.Ref: 5
1987*Guy Hunt becomes Alabama's first Republican governor since 1874.Ref: 5
1992*IBM announces a nearly $5B loss for 1992.Ref: 5
1993 Israel recognizes PLO as no longer criminal.Ref: 5
1993*Robert M Gates, ends term as 15th director of CIA.Ref: 5
1994*-20ºF (-29ºC) (5 32 AM) coldest day ever recorded in Cleveland OH.Ref: 5
1994*-36ºF (-38ºC) in New Whiteland IN (state record).Ref: 5
1994*President Clinton visits quake-stricken Los Angeles, where he pledges fast and aggressive federal help. (XDG, p 4A, 1/19/2004)Ref: 83
1995*Jean-Claude Juncker (28) sworn in as premier of Luxembourg.Ref: 5
1997 Yasser Arafat returned to Hebron for the first time in more than 30 years, joining 60,000 Palestinians in celebrating the handover of the last West Bank city in Israeli control.Ref: 70
1999*President Clinton delivers his State of the Union address, in which he proposes to protect Social Security by using huge budget surpluses and announced the government would sue the tobacco industry for smokers' health costs. (XDG, p 4A, 1/19/2004)Ref: 83
1999*At President Clinton's impeachment trial in the Senate, White House Counsel Charles Ruff opens the defense with ringing statements of Clinton's innocence. (XDG, p 4A, 1/19/2004)Ref: 83
2000*Michael Skakel, a nephew of Robert F. Kennedy, surrendered to police in Greenwich, Conn., to face charges in the 1975 death of a 15-year-old girl.Ref: 70
2000*The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced indictments of Mokhtar Haouari and Abdel Ghani Meskini in the "Borderbom" investigation. The two were charged with collaborating with Ahmed Ressam and others in a wide-ranging terrorist conspiracy to bomb American sites during the January 1, 2000, millennium celebrations. The FBI/New York Police Department Joint Terrorist Task Force, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service, and Canada's Department of Justice assisted in the investigation.Ref: 14
2001*In a deal sparing himself possible indictment, President Clinton acknowledged for the first time making false statements under oath about Monica Lewinsky; he also surrendered his law license for five years.Ref: 70
2003 Cuban President Fidel Castro and millions of other Cubans voted in parlaimentary elections where all 609 candidates ran uncontested. (XDG, p 4A, 1/19/2004)Ref: 83
1825*Ezra Daggett and Thomas Kensett of New York City patent a canning process to preserve salmon, oysters and lobsters.Ref: 4
1840*Antarctica discovered, Charles Wilkes expedition (US claim).Ref: 5
1915*George Claude of Paris, France patents the neon tube advertising sign.Ref: 4
1937*Millionaire Howard Hughes sets a transcontinental air record by flying his monoplane from Los Angeles to Newark, N.J., in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds.Ref: 70
1949*The salary of the President of the United States was increased from $75,000 to $100,000 with an additional $50,000 expense allowance added for each year in office.Ref: 4
1993*STS-54 (Endeavour) lands.Ref: 5
1419*French city of Rouen surrenders to Henry V in Hundred Years War.Ref: 5
1493 France cedes Roussillon & Cerdágne to Spain by treaty of Barcelona.Ref: 5
1668 King Louis XIV & Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain.Ref: 5
1746*Bonnie Prince Charlie's troops occupy Stirling.Ref: 5
1795 Democratic revolution in Amsterdam ends oligarchy.Ref: 5
1806*Britain occupies the Cape of Good Hope.Ref: 5
1813*General Winchester, against orders, attacks and is defeated by Colonel Henry Proctor's Canadian militia at Raisin River in Ohio.Ref: 60
1839*Aden conquered by British East India Company.Ref: 5
1861*Mississippi troops take Fort Massachusetts an Ship Island.Ref: 5
1862*Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky (Fishing Creek, Logan's Crossroads).Ref: 5
1865*Union occupies Fort Anderson NC.Ref: 5
1885 Battle at Abu Klea Sudan 800-1000 killed.Ref: 5
1915*During World War I, Britain suffers its first casualties from an air attack when two German Zeppelins drop bombs on Great Yarmouth and King's Lynn on the eastern coast of England.Ref: 3
1927*British government decides to send troops to China.Ref: 5
1941*British offensive in Eritrea.Ref: 5
1941*British troops occupy Kassalaf Sudan.Ref: 5
1942*Submarine U-66 torpedoes and sinks Canadian passenger freighter Lady Hawkins off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, USA. Of 212 passengers and 109 crew, 71 survive. 
1942*Titus Brandsma (Carmelite priest) arrested by German occupiers for speaking out against Nazism as a "lie" and "pagan".Ref: 5
1943*Joint Chiefs of Staff decide on invasion in Sicily.Ref: 5
1945*The Red Army captures Lodz, Krakow, and Tarnow.Ref: 2
1947*The French open a drive on Hue, Indochina.Ref: 2
1968*Cambodia charges that the United States and South Vietnam have crossed the border and killed three Cambodians.Ref: 2
1886 Aurora Ski Club, first in US, founded in Minnesota.Ref: 5
1898*Brown defeats Harvard 6-0 in first intercollegiate hockey game.Ref: 5
1916*Under the terms of the peace agreement, a list of 123 Federal League free agents is released by the National Association.Ref: 1
1929 Clas Thunberg skates world record 500m in 42.8 seconds.Ref: 5
1931*Under the terms of a new agreement, Brooklyn purchases the contract of Ernie Lombardo from the Pacific Coast League's Oakland club.Ref: 1
1932*(Black Sox) Shoeless Joe Jackson's appeal for re-instatement is denied by Commissioner Judge Landis.Ref: 1
1932*Charlie Conacher becomes first Toronto Maple Leaf to score 5 goals in a game, the 1st coming at 7 seconds of the game.Ref: 5
1934*(Black Sox) Kenesaw Mountain Landis denies Joe Jackson's appeal for reinstatement.Ref: 5
1937*Cy Young, Nap Lajoie and Tris Speaker are elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame.Ref: 1
1938*The innovative Larry MacPhail was hired as the team's Executive Vice President to rebuild the Dodgers.Ref: 86
1939 Ernest Hausen of Wisconsin sets chicken-plucking record-4.4 seconds.Ref: 5
1952*The National Football League buys the franchise of the New York Yankees. The NFL sent the Yankee club winging its way to Dallas and eventual obscurity when, in 1960, the Dallas expansion team hired Tom Landry as head coach and became the Dallas Cowboys.Ref: 4
1952*PGA approves allowing black participants.Ref: 5
1953 Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary.Ref: 5
1956*Hoboken dedicates a plaque honoring achievements of Alexander Cartwright in organizing early baseball at Elysian Field.Ref: 5
1958*Canadian Football Council renamed Canadian Football League.Ref: 5
1964*AFL Pro Bowl West beats East 27-24.Ref: 5
1969*AFL Pro Bowl West beats East 38-25.Ref: 5
1969*Joanne Carner wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational.Ref: 5
1969*NFL Pro Bowl West beats East 10-7.Ref: 5
1971*NHL Writers' Association renamed Professional Hockey Writers' Association.Ref: 5
1971*24th NHL All-Star Game West beat East 2-1 at Boston.Ref: 5
1972*Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, & Early Wynn are elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame.Ref: 5
1974*Notre Dame end UCLA’s 88-game winning streak -- at South Bend, Indiana. The Fighting Irish posted a 71-70 basketball win over the Bruins of the University of California at Los Angeles.Ref: 4
1975*Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Colgate Golf Triple Crown.Ref: 5
1977*Ernie Banks is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame.Ref: 5
1978*Eddie Mathews is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame.Ref: 5
1982*Heater explodes at Star Elementary School-Oklahoma, kills 6 kids & teacher.Ref: 5
1983*Cardinal infielder Ozzie Smith becomes the game's first $1 million shortstop as the 'Wizard of Ahs' inks a 3-year pact with St. Louis.Ref: 1
1984 Francesco Moser bicycles world record time 50,808 km (he is the first man to break the 50 km/h barrier).Ref: 5
1987*The University of Iowa achieved the #1 ranking for the first time in its history. The 16-0 Hawkeyes basketball team replaced the Runnin’ Rebels of the University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) at the top of the Associated Press Top 25 poll.Ref: 4
1989*President Reagan pardons George Steinbrenner for illegal funds for Nixon.Ref: 5
1991*City of Arlington voters approve a one-half cent sales tax to finance up to 135 million dollars of municipal bonds for construction of ballpark complex for the Texas Rangers.Ref: 86
1991*42nd NHL All Star Game-Campbell beats Wales 11-5 in Chicago.Ref: 5
1991 Sergeant Slaughter defeats Ultimate Warrior for WWF championship belt.Ref: 5
1991 Jumbo Tsuruta beats Stan Hansen to win All Japan Triple Crown title.Ref: 5
1992 Nature Boy Ric Flair becomes WWF champ at Royal Rumble.Ref: 5
1992 Rowdy Roddy Piper beats Mountie to become WWF Intercontinental Champ.Ref: 5
1993*Oakland A's unveil new elephant logo.Ref: 5
1994 Figure skater Tonya Harding's ex-husband, Jeff Gillooley, surrenders to authorities in Portland OR after being charged with conspiring to attack Nancy Kerrigan. (XDG, p 4A, 1/19/2004)Ref: 83
1996*NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix.Ref: 5
1997*Michelle McGann wins LPGA Healthsouth InauguralRef: 5
1999*Sale of the club is completed and John W. Henry is introduced as Chairman of the Florida Marlins the following day at a news conference at Pro Player Stadium.Ref: 86
2000*Major league owners give the commissioner's office sweeping new powers. Bud Selig will be allowed to block trades and redistribute the wealth in order to restore competitive balance in baseball and under a unanimously adopted new constitution he can fine teams up to two million dollars.Ref: 1
2000*The Carolina Panthers wide receiver Rae Carruth is convicted of conspiracy to commit murder in the 1999 shooting death of Cherica Adams, who was pregnant with his son. (USA Today, p 3C, 2/02/2004)Ref: 13
2000*The Colorado Rockies introduce additions to their uniforms, as well as an alternate purple jersey, alternate home uniform and purple-billed cap.Ref: 86
2002*An apparent fumble by New England's Tom Brady was ultimately ruled an incomplete pass toward the end of a playoff game against Oakland. The Patriots got the ball back, won the game and went on to become Super Bowl champs. (USA Today, p 1C, 1/07/2003)Ref: 13
2003*The Oakland Raiders win the AFC title game, beating the Tennessee Titans, 41-24. (XDG, p 4A, 1/19/2004)Ref: 83
2003*The Tampa Bay Buccaneers win the NFC title game, beating the Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10. (XDG, p 4A, 1/19/2004)Ref: 83
1563*The Heidelberg Catechism was first published in Germany. Written by Peter Ursinus and Caspar Olevianus, it comprised a balanced statement of Calvinist tradition, and was soon after accepted by nearly all of the Reformed churches in Europe.Ref: 5
1714*Richard Steele publishes "The Crisis", defending Hanoverian success.Ref: 5
1829 Johann von Goethe's "Faust, Part 1" premieres.Ref: 5
1853*Verdi's opera "Il Trovatore" premiered in Rome.Ref: 70
1884*Jules Massenet's opera "Manon" premieres in Paris.Ref: 5
1906 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Und Pippa Tanzt!" premieres in Berlin.Ref: 5
1909*Eugene Walter's "Easiest Way" premieres in New York City NY.Ref: 5
1953*Sixty-eight percent of all TV sets in the U.S. are tuned to CBS-TV this day, as Lucy Ricardo of I Love Lucy gave birth to a baby boy -- just as she actually did in real life.Ref: 4
1955 "Scrabble" debuts on board game market.Ref: 5
1955*"The Millionaire" TV program premieres on CBS.Ref: 5
1957*Philadelphia comedian, Ernie Kovacs, became a major star, when he was able to pull off the challenge of doing a half-hour TV show without uttering a single word of dialogue.Ref: 4
1959*Dick Clark’s American Bandstand was the number-one daytime TV show in the U.S. Remember Rate-A-Record? Three kids would listen and then rate a new song. Rankings went from 35 to 98. The usual comment, “It has a good beat and you can dance to it.”Ref: 4
1966*Neil Simon, Coleman & Fields' musical "Sweet Charity" premieres.Ref: 5
1966 Tippett's cantata "Vision of St Augustine" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1970*The soundtrack of the film, Easy Rider, the movie that made a star of Peter Fonda, became a gold record. It was the first pop-culture, film soundtrack to earn the gold award.Ref: 4
1971*Ruby Keeler made her comeback in the play, No, No Nanette, which opened at the 46th Street Theatre in New York City. Keeler played the role of Sue Smith in the revival of the 1925 hit musical. The show played on for 861 performances.Ref: 4
1976*The Beatles turn down an offer of $30 million to play together again on the same stage. Rock promoter Bill Sargent still doesn’t understand why the group turned down his generous offer.Ref: 4
1985*"Born In The USA" by Bruce Springsteen peaked at #9.Ref: 5
1985*The New York Times announced that Lee Iacocca’s book, Iacocca, was the best selling hard cover book of 1984. It wasn’t topped in sales until the arrival of Rush Limbaugh’s first tome in the early ’90s.Ref: 4
1986*Bruce Springsteen makes an unannounced appearance at a benefit concert for laid-off factory workers in Asbury, NJ. (XDG, p 4A, 1/19/01)Ref: 83
1986*Cerebral Palsy telethon.Ref: 5
1988*"48 Hours" premieres on CBS-TV.Ref: 5
1991*Janet Jackson’s single, Love Will Never Do (Without You), hit #1 (for one week) in the U.S.: “I feel better when I have you near me; Cause no other love around; Has quite the same ooh ooh (ha ha ha!); Like you do do do do babe.”Ref: 4
1991*48th Golden Globes Dances with Wolves.Ref: 5
1992*"City of Angels" closes at Virginia Theater New York City NY after 878 performances.Ref: 5
1992*Cerebral Palsy telethon raises 23,500,000.Ref: 5
1997*54th Golden Globes English Patient, Brenda Blethyn & Geoffrey Rush.Ref: 5
1997*Cerebral Palsy telethon.Ref: 5
2003*At the Golden Globe Awards, "Chicago" won best musical-comedy and "The Hours" claimed the best drama. (XDG, p 4A, 1/19/2004)Ref: 83
1200*Dogen Kigen Japan, Zen teacher, first patriarch of the Japanese Soto, is born.Ref: 5
1544*Francis II de Valois-Angoulême king of France (1559-60), is born.Ref: 5
1613*Jacques Huyn composer, is born.Ref: 5
1639*Noël Alexandre French theologian/historian, is born.Ref: 5
1676*John Weldon composer, is born.Ref: 5
1679*Girolamo Chiti composer, is born.Ref: 5
1686*Hakuin Ekakuborn Japan, Zen Buddhist, is born.Ref: 5
1724*Tai Chen, Chinese philosopher, is born.Ref: 70
1736 Laurens P van de Spiegel Dutch regent/secretary of State 1787-95, is born.Ref: 5
1736*James Watt, inventor of the steam engine, is born in Scotland.Ref: 70
1737*Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre French writer (Paul et Virgin), is born.Ref: 5
1749*Isaiah Thomas, American anti-British journalist, is born.Ref: 70
1760*Melchor Lopez Jimenez composer, is born.Ref: 5
1790*Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom Swedish historian/poet (Blommorna), is born.Ref: 5
1790*Auguste Comte, French philosopher, is born.Ref: 70
1798*Auguste Comte philosopher/founder (sociology & positivism), is born.Ref: 5
1802*[Jean] Silvain van de Weyer first Belgian minister of Foreign affairs (1831), is born.Ref: 5
1806*Vaclav Jindrich Veit composer, is born.Ref: 5
1807*Robert E. Lee, the commander-in-chief of the Confederate armies, is born in Stratford, Virginia.Ref: 70
1809*Edgar Allan Poe poet: The Raven; author of suspense tales: The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Fall of the House of Usher; is born in Boston MA.Ref: 4
1813*Sir Henry Bessemer, inventor of the process of converting pig iron to steel, is born.Ref: 4
1816*Henry Gray Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1892, is born.Ref: 5
1820*John Haskell King Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1888, is born.Ref: 5
1827*Carlos Guido y Spano Argentina, conductor (Ráfagas), is born.Ref: 5
1830*George Blake Cosby Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1909, is born.Ref: 5
1832*Ferdinand Laub composer, is born.Ref: 5
1832*Salvador Giner y Vidal composer, is born.Ref: 5
1837*William Keen, American, first American brain surgeon, is born.Ref: 5
1839*Paul Cézanne, French post-Impressionist painter, best remembered for his works Card Players and L'Oeuvre.Ref: 2
1839*Bohumil Pazdirek composer, is born.Ref: 5
1842*George Trumbull Ladd, American philosopher/psychologist, is born.Ref: 70
1851*David Starr Jordan NY, biologist/university president (Leland Stanford), is born.Ref: 5
1851*Johannes C Kapteyn Dutch astronomer, is born.Ref: 5
1858*Eugene Brieux French playwright (Blanchette, Lesson Avaries), is born.Ref: 5
1859*Alice Eastwood Toronto, botanist (Handbook of Trees of California), is born.Ref: 5
1863*Werner Sombart German fascist (Juden und das Wirtschaftsleben), is born.Ref: 5
1866*Harry Davenport New York City NY, actor/director (Her Unborn Child, My Sin), is born.Ref: 5
1868*Gustav Meyrink writer, is born.Ref: 5
1869*Bonnie Burns Bennett, daughter of John K. & Sarah Laly Bennett of Bath Twp is the first recorded birth in Greene County, OH.Ref: 56
1869*Alfred R Zimmerman mayor (Rotterdam 1906-22)/Director (League of Nations), is born.Ref: 5
1873*Hans E Blaich writer, is born.Ref: 5
1877*Charles Coburn Savannah GA, actor (Devil and Miss Jones), is born.Ref: 5
1879*Marie Koenen author/wife of Felix Rutten (Wassend Cereal), is born.Ref: 5
1883*Hermann Abendroth German conductor, is born.Ref: 5
1884*Albert Louis Wolff composer, is born.Ref: 5
1887*Alexander Woollcott New Jersey, short story writer/critic (Man Who Came to Dinner), is born.Ref: 5
1889*Sophie Taeuber/Täuber-Arp Swiss sculptor/wife of Hans Arp (Dada), is born.Ref: 5
1892*Olafur Thors Icelandic PM (6 times, 1942-63), is born.Ref: 5
1897*Natacha Rambova Salt Lake City UT, costume designer, is born.Ref: 5
1897*René Victor Flemish lawyer/knight (Rechtskundig Weekblad), is born.Ref: 5
1899*[John] Herbert Whitton Sumsion organist/composer, is born.Ref: 5
1902*Heinrich Schmist-Barrien German author (Moorkeerl), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Boris Blacher Newchwang China, German composer, is born.Ref: 5
1903*Erwin Nyiregyhazi Budapest Hungary, pianist, is born.Ref: 5
1903 Alfred Lane Beit connoisseur, is born.Ref: 5
1904*James Winston Watts developer (Frontal Lobotomy), is born.Ref: 5
1905 Anne Schumacher Hummert radio pioneer, is born.Ref: 5
1905*Oveta Culp Hobby government official/newspaper publisher/CEO (Houston Post), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Ish Kabbible [Merwyn Bogue], Pennsylvania, comedian (Kay Kyser's Kollege), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Lanny Ross Seattle, radio singer (Show Boat, The Swift Show), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Lillian Harvey London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Ish Kabibble (Merwyn Bogue) (comic singer: Three Little Fishies; sang and played trumpet with Kay Kyser's Kollege of Musical Knowledge; big bandleader; combo: The Shy Guys), is born.Ref: 3
1910*Willi Schmidt Germany, director, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Leonid V Kantorovich St Petersburg Russia, economist (Nobel), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Francis David Charteris Earl of Wemyss & March/Scottish landowner, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Jean G H "Sjeng" Tans Dutch socialist democratic chairman (1965-69), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Phyllis Flowerdew school Reading text author, is born.Ref: 5
1915*Alvy West Brooklyn NY, orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show), is born.Ref: 5
1917*John Raitt, Bonnie Raitt's father/singer/actor (Pajama Game), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Rudolf Maros composer, is born.Ref: 5
1918*John H Johnson US, publisher (Negro Digest, Ebony, Jet), is born.Ref: 68
1919*Dharam Singh India, field hockey player (Olympics-gold-1964), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Anthony Dexter [Walter Fleischmann], NB Canada, actor (Valentino), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Javier Pérez de Cuéllar Lima Perú, 5th Secretary-General of UN (1982-91), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Patricia Highsmith [Plangman], US/Swiss writer (Strangers on a Train, L'amateur d'escargot), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Guy Madison (Robert Ozell Moseley) actor: Zorro, Drums in the Deep South, Special Forces, Hell Commandos, Till the End of Time; is born in Bakersfield CA.Ref: 4
1922*Ken Hughes Liverpool England, director (Casino Royale), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Jean Stapleton (Murray) Emmy Award-winning actress: All in the Family [1970-1971, 1971-1972, 1977-1978]; Bells are Ringing, Cinderella, Damn Yankees, Klute, is born in New York City.Ref: 4
1924*Nicholas Colasanto Providence RI, actor (Coach Ernie-Cheers), is born.Ref: 5
1924*7th Earl of Carnarvon English large landowner, is born.Ref: 5
1924*Jean François Revel French journalist/author (Ni Marx ni Jésus), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Nina [Mary] Bawden English author (Afternoon of a Good Woman), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Fritz Weaver Pittsburgh PA, actor (Josef-Holocaust, Day of the Dolphin), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Libera Carlier Flemish author (Action Station Go!), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Dainin Katagiri Osaka Japan, Zen teacher, associate of Shunryu Suzuki, is born.Ref: 5
1928*Edward Gerard Schurmann composer, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Ulu Grosbard Belgium, actor (Straight Time, Georgia, Falling in Love), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Ron Packard (Representative-R-CA, 1983- ), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Robert MacNeil Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist: The Story of English: A Muse of Fire [1986-87]; The MacNeil/Lehrer Report, NBC News anchor [1965], is born in Montréal Québec Canada.Ref: 4
1932*Richard Lester movie director (Hard Day's Night, Help!, Petulia), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Joe Schmidt NFL Hall of Fame linebacker (Detroit Lions), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Marc F A Andries Flemish actor (Central Station), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Tippi (Natalie) Hedren actress: The Birds, Deadly Spygames, Harrad Experiment, Pacific Heights, is born in Minnesota.Ref: 4
1936*Elliott Schwartz composer, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Ursula Andress Switzerland, actress (She), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Phil Everly Brownie KY, singer (Everly Bros-Wake Up Little Susie), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Denny Smith (Representative-R-OR, 1981- ), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Eskil Hemberg composer, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Phil Everly singer: The Everly Brothers [w/brother, Don]: Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie, All I Have to Do is Dream, Bird Dog, Cathy’s Clown; solo: When Will I Be Loved; radio host: In Session, is born.Ref: 4
1940 Barend J du Plessis South African minister of Finance (1984- ), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Mary Mills champion golfer: U.S. Open [1963]; LPGA [1964, 1973]Ref: 4
1942*Michael Crawford (Dumble-Smith) actor, singer: The Phantom of the Opera, Condorman, Hello, Dolly!, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Knack, is born in England.Ref: 4
1942*Shelley Fabares singer: Johnny Angel, Johnny Loves Me; comedienne-actress, Nanette Fabray’s niece, is born in Santa Monica CA. (TWA, 1986)Ref: 95
1943*Joe Butler rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1943*Margriet Francisca Dutch Princess, is born.Ref: 5
1943*Janis Joplin singer: with Big Brother and The Holding Company: Piece of My Heart, How Hard It Is; formed Kozmic Blues Band, then Full Tilt Boogie Band: Pearl, Me and Bobby McGee; is born in Port Arthur TX.Ref: 4
1944*Dan Reeves NFL Coach (New York Giants, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Pehr Henrik Nordgren composer, is born.Ref: 5
1944*Richard [Erskine Frere] Leakey Nairobi Kenya, anthropologist, is born.Ref: 5
1945*Rod Evans rocker (Deep Purple-Come Taste the Band), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Charles Amirkhanian composer, is born.Ref: 5
1945*Vadim Abdrashitov director (Fox Hunt, Parade of Planets), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Julian Barnes England, writer (Before She Met Me), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Alexandr Vladimirovich Shchukin Russian cosmonaut, is born.Ref: 5
1946*Dolly Rebecca Parton, songwriter, singer: ACM Entertainer of the Year [1977], CMA Entertainer of the year [1978]: Jolene, Coat of Many Colors, Here You Come Again, 9-to-5, You’re the Only One, [w/Kenny Rogers]: Islands in the Stream; Grand Ol’ Opry member; actress: 9-to-5, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Steel Magnolias; owns Dollywood amusement park in Tennessee, is born in Sevierville TN.Ref: 4
1947*Ann Compton news reporter (ABC TV), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Alessandro Haber actor (China is Near), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Terry Hanratty football: Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback: Super Bowl IX, X, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Harvey Hinsley musician: guitar: groups: Outlaws, Cliff Bennett’s Rebel Rousers, Hot Chocolate: Emma, Disco Queen, You Sexy Thing, So You Win Again, I’ll Put You Back Together Again, Every 1’s a Winner, Girl Crazy, Chances, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Robert Palmer, Batley England, rocker (Addicted to Love, Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Jon (Jonathan Trumpbour) Matlack baseball: pitcher: NY Mets [NL Rookie of the Year: 1972/World Series: 1973/all-star: 1974-1976], Texas Rangers, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Dewey Bunnell Yorkshire England, rock guitarist (America-Daisy Jane, Sister Golden Hair), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Martha Davis vocals/guitar (Motels-Only the Lonely), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Ron Behagen basketball: Univ. of Minnesota, Sacramento KingsRef: 4
1952*Dewey Bunnell singer, musician: guitar: group: America: A Horse with No Name, You Can Do Magic, is born.Ref: 4
1953*Desi Arnaz Jr Los Angeles CA, actor (Craig-Here's Lucy, Fakeout, Joyride), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Larry Goodenough hockey: Richmond Robins, Philadelphia Flyers, Vancouver Canucks, Tulsa Oilers, Dallas Blackhawks, Saginaw Gears, Houston Apollos, New Haven Nighthawks, Binghamton Whalers, is born.Ref: 4
1954*Steve DeBerg NFL quarterback (Broncos, Chiefs, Bucs, 49ers), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Katey Sagal Los Angeles CA, actress (Peg Bundy-Married with Children), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Simon Rattle England, orchestra conductor (Birmingham Symphony Orchestra), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Michael "Mickey" Virtue Birmingham England, rock keyboardist (UB40-Red Red Wine), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Ottis "O J" Anderson NFL running back (New York Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Actress Katey Sagal (Peg-"Married With Children", "8 Simple Rules") is born.Ref: 70
1960*Alfrederick Joyner East St Louis IL, triple jumper (Olympics-gold-1984), is born.Ref: 5
1961*William Ragsdale Alaska, actor (Fright Night, Mannequin 2, Smooth Talk), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Paul McCrane actor: Fame, RoboCop, Cop Rock, The Shawshank Redemption, Under Suspicion, ER, From the Earth to the Moon, is born.Ref: 4
1962*Anthony Edwards Santa Barbara CA, actor (Mike Monroe-Northern Exposure), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Chris Sabo Detroit MI, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Adele Peterson LPGA golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1963*Caron Wheeler English singer (Soul II Soul-Keep on Movin'), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Michael Adams NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Ricky Reynolds NFL cornerback (New England Patriots), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Anthony Young US baseball pitcher (New York Mets, Chicago Cubs), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Ronnie Williams NFL tight end (Miami Dolphins), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Stefan Edberg Sweden, tennis player (Wimbledon 1988, US Open 1991), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Sylvain Cote Duberger, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Christine Tucci actress (Amanda Cory-Another World), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Marty Conlon NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Whitfield Crane rocker (Ugly Kid Joe-Mad Man, Too Bad), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Andrew Murray Stone Auckland New Zealand, Open 470 yachter (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Junior Seau NFL inside linebacker (San Diego Chargers), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Luc Longley NBA center (Chicago Bulls), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Orlando Palmeiro Hoboken NJ, outfielder (California Angels), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Ghetty Chasun Erie PA, actress (Red Lips), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Rick Krivda Mckeesport PA, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles), is born.Ref: 5
1970*T J Mathews Belleville IL, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Jeff Juden Salem MA, baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Maurice Hofman Dutch soccer player (MVV), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Reggie Brooks NFL running back (Washington Redskins), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Shawn Wayans actor (In Living Color), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Tyrone Wheatley NFL running back (New York Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Chris Stynes Queens NY, infielder (Kansas City Royals), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Amaury Telemaco Higuey Dominican Republic, pitcher (Chicago Cubs), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Gregory Playfair Suriname/Dutch soccer player (PSV), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Tarik Oulida soccer player (Ajax/Seville), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Walter Jones tackle (Seattle Seahawks), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Natalie Harvey Australian 3k/5k runner (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Claire Grech Miss Malta-Universe (1997), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Sky Christopherson Tucson AZ, cyclist (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Taliesin Jaffe Venice CA, actor (Willy-Hail to the Chief), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Anne Miller Midland MI, tennis star (1995 Darmstadt Germany), is born.Ref: 5
1982*Jodie Sweetin actress (Stephanie Tanner-Full House), is born.Ref: 5
1993*John Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg son of Caroline Kennedy, is born.Ref: 5
639*Dagobert I king of Austrasia/Soissons/Burgundy/Neustrië, dies.Ref: 5
1479*Johan II king of Aragón/Navarra, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1547*Henry Howard Earl of Surrey, army commander/poet, beheaded at 29.Ref: 5
1549*Barthout van Assendelft first land advocate of Holland, dies.Ref: 5
1568*-Death of Miles Coverdale, 80, publisher of the first printed English Bible. He completed the translation of the Old Testament which William Tyndale had left unfinished at his death in 1536.Ref: 5
1576*Hans Sachs, German meistersinger, dies at age 81.Ref: 70
1591*Edmond Auger French jesuit (under Henri III), dies at about 60.Ref: 5
1625*Erhard Buttner composer, dies at 32.Ref: 5
1629*Abbas I Shah of Persia (1588-1629), dies at 57.Ref: 5
1647*Johan van Beverwijck physician (Treasurer of Ongesontheyt), dies at 52.Ref: 5
1669*Leo Allatios Greek/Italian theologist/literary, dies at about 82.Ref: 5
1692*John Commelin director of Hortus Botanist (Amsterdam), dies at 62.Ref: 5
1747 Johann Bode "discoverer" of Bode's Law, dies.Ref: 5
1795*Maria Teresa Agnesi composer, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1804*Hoffmann von Fallersleben, August, German patriotic poet, philologist and literary historian, dies at age 75.Ref: 70
1805*Johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier composer, dies at 43.Ref: 5
1830*Wenzel Thomas Matiegka composer, dies at 56.Ref: 5
1833*Louis-J-Ferdinand Hérold French composer (Pré aux clercs), dies at 41.Ref: 5
1839*Georg Abraham Schneider composer, dies at 38.Ref: 5
1847*New Mexico Governor Charles Bent is slain by Pueblo Indians in Taos.Ref: 2
1874*Hoffmann von Fallersleben, August, German patriotic poet, philologist and literary historian, dies at age 75.Ref: 5
1878*Henri V Regnault French physicist/chemist, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1885*Fred Burnaby English Colonel/balloon pioneer, dies in battle.Ref: 5
1893*Julius Eichberg composer, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1894*François Haverschmidt Dutch writer, dies at 58.Ref: 5
1900*Reportedly depressed by his son's death in 1898, Boston Beaneater catcher, Marty Bergen, 28, allegedly kills his family with an axe and then commits suicide in Brookfield, Massachusetts. Billy Hamilton is the only Boston player to attend the backstop's funeral.Ref: 1
1905*Debendranath Tagore, Indian Hindu philosopher and religious reformer, dies at age 87.Ref: 70
1913*David Emlyn Evans composer, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1914*Anna Leonowens, English writer and governess to children of king Mongkut of Siam, dies at age 79.Ref: 70
1917*Silvertown Essex's ammunition factory explodes; 300 die.Ref: 5
1919*"Tidal wave" of molasses 15 meters high x 25 meters wide kills dozens, Boston.Ref: 5
1927*Charlotte, princess of Belgium/Empress of Mexico, wife of emperor Maximilian of Mexico, (1864-67), dies at 86.Ref: 5
1934*Armand Parent composer, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1944*Harold Fraser-Simson composer, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1945*Ernest B Allo French theologist, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1947*SS Himera runs aground at Athens, kills 392.Ref: 5
1951*Constantin Nottara composer, dies at 60.Ref: 5
1951*Wilhelm Schäfer German writer (Mein Leben), dies at 82.Ref: 5
1952*Curly Howard (aka Jerome Lester Horwitz) (of the 3 Stooges) dies.Ref: 68
1954*Sydney Greenstreet Sandwich England, actor (Maltese Falcon), dies at age 74.Ref: 68
1962*Snub Pollard actor (Limelight, Arizona Days), dies of cancer at 72.Ref: 5
1964*Joe Weatherly NASCAR Hall of Famer: championship [1953]; Grand National Champion [1962, 63]; is killed in a crash at Riverside International Raceway. The Joe Weatherly Museum at Darlington International Raceway is named for himRef: 4
1965*Frank Reicher actor (King Kong, Nazi Agent, Son of Kong), dies at 89.Ref: 5
1967*Grace Cunard actress (Untamed, Ressurection), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1969*Charles Winninger actor (Cafe Metropole, Coney Island), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1970*Albert Mähll German writer, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1970*Hal March (Mendelson) TV emcee: What’s It For, The $64,000 Question, Laughs for Sale; actor: My Friend Irma, The Soldiers, The Imogene Coca Show, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show; dies at age 49.Ref: 4
1973*Max Adrian actor (Boy Friend, Her Favorite Husband), dies at 69.Ref: 5
1973*J. (Joseph) Carrol Naish actor: Guestward Ho!, The New Adventures of Charlie Chan, radio/TV series: Life with Luigi; died Jan 19, 1973Ref: 4
1975*Thomas Hart Benson, American painter associated with the American Regionalists of the 1930's, dies at age 86.Ref: 70
1976*Kevin Coughlin actor (T R Ryan-Mama), killed in hit-&-run at 30.Ref: 5
1977*Geraldine Brooks actress (Faraday & Co, Dumplings), dies at 51.Ref: 5
1979*Paul Meurisse actor (Diabolique, Truth, Suspects, Monocle), dies.Ref: 5
1980*(US Supreme Court Justice) William O. Douglas jurist: U.S. Supreme Court Justice [1939-1975], dies at age 81.Ref: 4
1980*Richard Franko Goldman composer, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1982*Leopold Trepper Polish/Israeli spy (WWII), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1982*Marc Demeyer Belgian bicyclist (Paris-Roubaix '76), dies at 31.Ref: 5
1985*4 die in a car & train crash in Buda IL.Ref: 5
1987*Gerald Brenan English writer, dies at 92.Ref: 5
1988*Ballard Berkeley actor (East meets West), dies at 83.Ref: 5
1989*Norma Varden actress (Loose in London), dies.Ref: 5
1990 Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh Indian guru, dies at 58.Ref: 5
1990 Herbert Wehner German ex-communist/chairman (1958-73), dies at 83.Ref: 5
1990*(US Supreme Court Justice) Arthur J Goldberg, American lawyer, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1962-5) and United Nations representative (1965-8), dies at age 81.Ref: 70
1991*Don Beddoe actor (Bullwhip, Loophole, Texas), dies at 87.Ref: 5
1991*Glenn Langan actor (Big Chase, Jungle Heat, Rapture), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1991*John (William Lawrence) Russell actor: Forever Amber, Rio Bravo, Pale Rider; dies at age 70.Ref: 4
1993*Chris Street basketball player, dies at 20.Ref: 5
1993*Kees Scherer Dutch photographer (World Press Photo), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1993 Reginald Lewis CEO (Beatrice), dies of brain cancer at 50.Ref: 5
1993*William LeMassena actor (All that Jazz), dies of lung cancer at 76.Ref: 5
1995 Eugene Fuller polymath/linguist, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1996*Bernard Baily comic artist, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1996*Donald Simpson film producer, dies at 52.Ref: 5
1996 Harold Wolpe sociologist lawyer/South African activist, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1997*Adriana Caseloti voice (Snow White), dies at 70.Ref: 5
1997*George Armin Goyder businessman/social philosopher, dies at 88.Ref: 5
1997*James (Lafayette) Dickey poet: The Firebombing; novelist: Deliverance, dies at age 73.Ref: 4
1998*Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Carl Perkins dies in Jackson TN at age 65 after a series of strokes. Perkins was a Tennessee sharecropper’s son. His first guitar was made from a cigar box and broom handle, and his "Blue Suede Shoes" was written on a potato sack.Ref: 4
2000*Hedy Lamarr (Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler) actress: Algiers, White Cargo, Samson and Delilah, Ziegfeld Girl; is found dead in her apartment.Ref: 4
2002*Rapper C-Murder (Corey Miller) is charged with first degree murder and fraud for the shooting death of 16-year-old Steve Thomas at the Platinum Club in Harvey, LA on January 12, 2002. 
2002*Joseph Laitin, a public affairs officer who served under five presidents, dies in Bethesda MD at age 87. (NY Times, p A17, 1//21/2002) 

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