Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
February 4th

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786*Harun al-Rashid succeeds his older brother the Abbasid Caliph al-Hadi as Caliph of Baghdad.Ref: 2
1194*Richard I, King of England, is freed from captivity in Germany after paying Leopold O Fenrik VI's ransom of 100,000.Ref: 2
1441*Pope Eugene IV published the encyclical "Cantante domino." It asserted that the biblical canon of the Roman Catholic Church contains both the 66 protocanonical books (i.e., the complete Protestant Bible) and 12 deuterocanonical (aka "apocryphal") books 78 writings in all.Ref: 5
1508 The Proclamation of Trent is made.Ref: 2
1508*Maximilian I assumes imperial title without being crowned.Ref: 5
1586 Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester, becomes governor of Netherlands.Ref: 5
1600*Tycho Brahe & Johannes Kepler meet for first time outside of Prague.Ref: 5
1657*Oliver Cromwell grants residency to Luis Caravajal.Ref: 5
1697 3 VOC-ships anchor at Dirk-Hartogeiland, Australia.Ref: 5
1734*(Zenger) An editorial in the [New York Governor William] Cosby-controlled Gazette calls the statement in the January 28th [issue of John Peter Zenger's New York Weekly] Journal "an aggravated libel."Ref: 87
1787*(Shays' Rebellion) General Lincoln arrives in Springfield and quickly chases Shays' army into the neighboring towns. The insurgents were taken completely by surprise in the morning in Petersham. General Lincoln had marched his troops through a snowstorm the previous night. The farmers scattered, and the rebellion was ended. Most of the insurgents took advantage of a general amnesty and surrendered. Shays and a few other leaders escaped for a while. Ref 
1787*First Anglican bishops of New York & Pennsylvania consecrated in London.Ref: 5
1789*George Washington, the American revolutionary leader, is unanimously elected the first president of the United States by all sixty-nine presidential electors.Ref: 3
1795*France abolishes slavery in her territories and confers slaves to citizens.Ref: 2
1801*John Marshall was sworn in as chief justice of the United States.Ref: 70
1805*(thru Mar 1st) As Vice-President, Aaron Burr presides over the Senate impeachment trial of Judge Samuel Chase.Ref: 87
1807*Bullskin Trace becomes Ohio's first official highway. It was known as Bullskin Trace in the south, Xenia Road mid-state and Bullskin-Xenia Road in the northern part of the state. (XDG, p 6A, 3/10/2004)Ref: 83
1810*The Cumberland Presbyterian Church was organized in Tennessee as an outgrowth of the Great Revival of 1800. Standing between Calvinism and Arminianism, the denomination holds a "medium theology" which affirms unlimited atonement, universal grace, conditional election, eternal security of the believer and salvation of all children dying in infancy.Ref: 5
1822*Free American Blacks settle Liberia, West Africa.Ref: 5
1846*Mormons leave Nauvoo MO for settlement in the west.Ref: 5
1847*First US telegraph company established in Maryland.Ref: 5
1849*University of Wisconsin begins in 1 room with 20 students.Ref: 5
1854*Alvan Bovay proposes the name "Republican Party", Ripon WI.Ref: 5
1855*Soldiers shoot Jewish families in Coro, Venezuela.Ref: 5
1861*Representatives from the six seceded states met in Montgomery, Alabama to formally establish a unified government, the Confederate States of America, with Jefferson Davis as its president.Ref: 3
1861*25 year American Indian Wars known as the Apache Wars begin as Apache Chief Cochise arrested.Ref: 10
1865*The Hawaiian Board of Education was formedRef: 5
1866 Mary Baker Eddy cures her injuries by opening a bible.Ref: 5
1875*Princess Louise marries Prince Philip von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha in Belgium.Ref: 5
1878 Shay's Rebellion, an uprising of debt-ridden Massachusetts farmers against the new U.S. government, fails.Ref: 2
1887*Interstate Commerce Act authorizes federal regulation of railroads.Ref: 5
1889*Harry Longabaugh is released from Sundance Prison in Wyoming, thereby acquiring the famous nickname, "the Sundance Kid."Ref: 2
1895*The first rolling lift bridge opened over the Chicago River at Van Buren Street, Chicago. The bridge used steel trusses or girders across the navigable channel supported by, and rigidly connected to, large steel rollers as curved steel bases, like rocking chair rockers, weighted in the rear to counterbalance the span. To open, the bridge rolled back on its rockers until upright, like a jackknife.Ref: 4
1906*The New York Police Department begins finger print identification.Ref: 2
1909 California law segregates Caucasian and Japanese schoolchildren.Ref: 2
1914*US Congress approves Burnett-anti-immigration law.Ref: 5
1917 Belgium Council of Flanders established.Ref: 5
1919 City of Bremen's Soviet Republic overthrown.Ref: 5
1920*First flight from London to South Africa takes-off (1½ months).Ref: 5
1922*Ford Motor Company purchases Lincoln Motor Company for $8 million. Edsel Ford named President of Lincoln.Ref: 45
1923*French troops take the territories of Offenburg, Appenweier and Buhl in the Ruhr as a part of the agreement ending World War I.Ref: 2
1926 Austrian chancellor Seipel wants to join Germany.Ref: 5
1930 First tieless, soundless, shockless streetcar tracks, New Orleans.Ref: 5
1933 Mutiny on "7 Provinces" begins after pay cuts. It will end on the 10th, with 23 dead.Ref: 5
1933*German President Von Hindenburg limits freedom of the press.Ref: 5
1938*Hitler seizes control of German army & puts Nazi in key posts.Ref: 5
1941*The United Service Organization (U.S.O.) is formed to cater to armed forces and defense industries.Ref: 2
1941*Former Dutch premier De Geer flies to Berlin.Ref: 5
1948*The island nation of Ceylon now Sri Lanka - became an independent dominion within the British Commonwealth.Ref: 70
1949*Failed assassination attempt on Shah of Persia.Ref: 5
1952*Baseball great Jackie Robinson signed a contract with New York's WNBC and WNBT (TV) to serve as Director of Community Activities.Ref: 4
1952*First meeting of U.N. disarmament commission.Ref: 17
1959 Israel begins exporting copper ore.Ref: 5
1964*24th Amendment abolishes Poll tax.Ref: 5
1964*FAA begins 6 month test of reactions to sonic booms over Oklahoma City OK.Ref: 5
1965*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1970*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1971*British car maker Rolls Royce declared itself bankrupt.Ref: 5
1971*National Guard mobilized to quell rioting in Wilmington NC.Ref: 5
1972 6th round of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks ends in Vienna Austria.Ref: 5
1973 Reshef, Israel's missile boat, unveiled.Ref: 5
1974 Mao Tse-tung proclaims a new "cultural revolution" in China.Ref: 2
1974*(Patty Hearst) Patricia Hearst (19), daughter of publisher Randolph Hearst is kidnapped in Berkeley, CA, by the Symbionese Liberation Army.Ref: 5
1974*Chimpanzee Nim Chimsky signs his first word, at 2½ months.Ref: 5
1974 Benzine rationing ends in Netherlands.Ref: 5
1974 Gas rationing ends in Netherlands.Ref: 5
1976*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1980*Abolhassan Bani-Sadr was installed as president of Iran by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.Ref: 5
1982*President Reagan announces a plan to eliminate all medium range nuclear missiles in Europe. (XDG, p 4A, 2/4/2002)Ref: 83
1982*Indoor distance record for a paper airplane (47 meters) Tacoma WA.Ref: 5
1982*Suriname premier Chin A Sen flees.Ref: 5
1983 José Happart becomes mayor of Voeren Belgium.Ref: 5
1985 20 countries (but not US) sign UN treaty outlawing torture.Ref: 5
1985 Naval exercises canceled when US refuses to tell New Zealand of nuclear weapons.Ref: 5
1986*The U.S. Post Office issues a commemorative stamp featuring Sojourner Truth.Ref: 2
1987*President Reagan's veto of Clean Water Act is overridden by Congress.Ref: 5
1988*Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega indicted on drug charges.Ref: 5
1993*The “Family and Medical Leave Act” was passed by the U.S. Congress this day. The law gives employees unpaid leave in the event of a birth or a medical emergency in their family.Ref: 4
1993*Admiral Studeman, ends term as acting director of CIA.Ref: 5
1997*(OJ Simpson) In Santa Monica, California, a civil trial jury finds Orenthal James Simpson, a former professional football star, liable for the battery of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and the slaying of her friend, Ronald L. Goldman and awards plaintiffs $8.5 million in in compensatory damages.Ref: 3
1997*Secretary of State Margaret Albright announces she just discovered that her grandparents were Jewish.Ref: 5
1998*Bill Gates gets a pie thrown in his face in Brussels Belgium.Ref: 5
1999*Gravely ill with lymphatic cancer, Jordan's King Hussein leaves the Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN and is flown home. (XDG, p 4A, 2/04/2004)Ref: 83
2000*Austrian President Thomas Klestil swore in a coalition government that included Joerg Haider's far-right Freedom Party, triggering European Union sanctions.Ref: 70
2003 Lawmakers formally dissolved Yugoslavia and replaced it with a loose union of its remaining two republics, Serbia and Montenegro.Ref: 70
2003*(Columbia Shuttle) President Bush visits the Johnson Space Center in Houston, where he led a tribute to the lost crew of the shuttle Columbia and rededicated the nation to space travel. (XDG, p 4A, 2/04/2004)Ref: 83
1824*J W Goodrich introduces rubber galoshes to the public.Ref: 5
1913*Louis Perlman of New York City receives a patent for his famous, demountable tire-carrying rims (wheels).Ref: 4
1915*Experiments to find cause of pellagra begin at Mississippi Penitentiary.Ref: 5
1936*Radium E first produced at UC Berkeley-the first synthetic radioactive substanceRef: 5
1957*Smith-Corona Manufacturing Inc. of New York began selling portable electric typewriters in Syracuse, NY. The first machine was a ‘portable’ of 19 pounds! Soon, other manufacturers offered similar models, made of lighter-weight plastics, with a lot less of the sophisticated workings inside.Ref: 4
1961*Sputnik 7 launches into Earth orbit; probable Venus probe failure.Ref: 5
1967*US launches Lunar Orbiter 3.Ref: 5
1971*Apollo 14 lander Antares lands on Moon (Shepard & Mitchell).Ref: 5
1993*Russian space agency tests a 82' wide space mirror.Ref: 5
1620 Prince Bethlen Gábor signs peace with emperor Ferdinand II.Ref: 5
1781 Willem Crul Admiral (West-Indies), dies in battle at 59.Ref: 5
1782*British garrison surrenders to French & Spanish fleet.Ref: 5
1783*Britain declared a formal cessation of hostilities with its former colonies, the United States of America.Ref: 70
1864*Skirmish at Big Black River Bridge, Mississippi.Ref: 5
1899 After an exchange of gunfire, fighting breaks out between American troops and Filipinos near Manila, sparking the Philippine-American War (also referred to as the Philippine Insurrection of 1899).Ref: 2
1915*Germany decrees British waters as part of the war zone; all ships to be sunk without warning.Ref: 2
1932*Japanese troop occupy Harbin, Manchuria.Ref: 5
1941*British tanks occupy Maus Libya.Ref: 5
1942*Clinton Pierce becomes first US General wounded in action in WWII.Ref: 5
1943*American P-40's strafed Japanese installations on the island of Kiska. Five enemy bombers attacked American positions on Amchitka.Ref: 37
1944*The Japanese attack the Indian Seventh Army in Burma.Ref: 2
1944*US 7th Infantry Division captures Kwajalein.Ref: 5
1945*(through the 11th) President Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin began a wartime conference at Yalta.Ref: 70
1966*The Senate Foreign Relations Committee begins televised hearings on the Vietnam War.Ref: 2
1980 Syria withdraws its peacekeeping force in Beirut.Ref: 2
1986 Israeli fighters intercept Libyan liner (passenger plane).Ref: 5
1994 20 die in armed assault on mosque in Khartum Sudan.Ref: 5
1861*Wearing ice skates, the champion Atlantics defeat the Charter Oak Club, 36-27 on a game played on frozen Litchfield Pond in South Brooklyn.Ref: 1
1903*Stanley Cup Montréal AAA beat Winnipeg Victorias, 2 games to 1 & 1 tie.Ref: 5
1909*Nineteenth century pitcher John Clarkson, a 326-game winner, dies at the age of 47.Ref: 1
1924*First Winter Olympics games close at Chamonix France.Ref: 5
1926*John Giola of New York City became famous as the Charleston endurance dance champion. With the new dance craze sweeping the U.S., Giola decided to make good on it by dancing, non-stop, for 22 hours and 30 minutes. When he finally collapsed, his legs wouldn’t stop flapping! Even later, he’d walk in some place and it looked like he was still doing the Charleston. It proved embarrassing for years. (Most of this is true.)Ref: 4
1931*National League adopts a deader baseball.Ref: 5
1932*The first Winter Olympics held in the United States (and the 3rd Winter Olympics Games) open at Lake Placid, NY. New York Governor Franklin D Roosevelt opened the ceremonies.Ref: 4
1934*Sidney Weil sells the Cincinnati Reds the club to broadcasting magnate Powel Crosley.Ref: 86
1937 Jim Margie, Philadelphia PA, bowls 900 in 3 (unsanctioned) games.Ref: 5
1939*World mile record-holder Glenn Cunningham said in the newspaper that “running a four-minute mile is beyond human effort,” and that the best mile run will always be 4:01.66 (his own record).Ref: 4
1951 US female Figure Skating championship won by Sonya Klopfer.Ref: 5
1951 US male Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button.Ref: 5
1956*During spring training, the American League plans to test automatic intentional walks.Ref: 1
1958*Hall of Fame fails to elect anyone for first time since 1950.Ref: 5
1960*BBWAA voters fail to elect a new Hall of Fame member.Ref: 5
1960*Giants move their offices to Candlestick Park.Ref: 5
1962*Nedelya, a supplement of the Soviet newspaper Izvestia, claimed that, “ is an old Russian game.”Ref: 4
1962 US female Figure Skating championship won by Barbara Roles.Ref: 5
1962 US male Figure Skating championship won by Monty Hoyt.Ref: 5
1969*Bowie Kuhn took office as Commissioner of Baseball. He succeeded General William D. ‘Spike’ Eckert and served for 16 seasons, until Sep 30, 1984.Ref: 4
1969*33-year-old John Madden became head coach of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders. In his first season Madden took the Raiders to a 12-1-1 record and earned them a spot in the AFC Conference Championship Game. Madden went on to become the youngest head coach in the modern NFL era to win 100 games in his first ten seasons.Ref: 4
1969*41,163, then largest NBA crowd, watches doubleheader Cincinnati-Detroit, San Diego-Boston.Ref: 5
1971*Commissioner Bowie Kuhn announces former Negro League players will have a separate wing in the Hall of Fame. Due to the controversy the announcement causes, it is decided inclusion in regular Hall of Fame is more fitting and more of an honor for the former black players.Ref: 1
1973*Islanders & Sabres had a penalty free game.Ref: 5
1973*Manfred Kokot runs world record 50 meter indoor (5.61 seconds).Ref: 5
1976*The 12th Winter Olympic games open in Innsbruck, Austria.Ref: 5
1976*The Andy Messersmith free-agency decision is upheld by federal judge John W. Oliver.Ref: 1
1977*30th NHL All-Star Game Wales beat Campbell 4-3 at Vancouver.Ref: 5
1979*Joanne Carner win LPGA Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament.Ref: 5
1980*Joanne Carner win LPGA Whirlpool Golf Championship of Deer Creek.Ref: 5
1983 US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton.Ref: 5
1984*The Yankees obtain third baseman Toby Harrah and minor leaguer Rick Brown from the Indians for Dan Boitano, Otis Nixon and minor leaguer Guy Elston.Ref: 1
1984 Frank Aquilera sets world frisbee distance record (168 meters) Las Vegas.Ref: 5
1986*38th NHL All-Star Game Wales beat Campbell 4-3 (OT) at Hartford.Ref: 5
1987 A proud day for America’s yachtsmen and women: Dennis Conner, Tom Whidden and Peter Isler brought the America’s Cup back ‘up’, defeating Australia’s Kookaburra III with Stars and Stripes ’87.Ref: 4
1987*Sacramento Kings score only 4 points first quarter against the Lakers; fewest in a period since introduction of 24 second shot-clock in 1954.Ref: 5
1990*The St. Petersburg Pelicans defeat the Palm Beach Tropics to win the first Senior Professional Baseball Association Championship, 12-4. Former major leaguers Steve Kemp and Lamar Johnson go deep for the newly crowned champs.Ref: 1
1990 Anders Holmertz swims world record 400 meter freestyle (3 minutes 40.81 seconds).Ref: 5
1990*Danny Everett runs world record 400 meter indoor (45:04).Ref: 5
1990*Lyudmila Narozhi-Lenko runs world record 60 meter hurdles indoor (7.69).Ref: 5
1990*NFL Pro Bowl NFC beats AFC 27-21.Ref: 5
1990*Pat Bradley win Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1991*Hall of Fame's board of directors vote 12-0 to bar Pete Rose.Ref: 5
1994*Merlene Ottey runs world record 50 meter indoor (6.00 seconds).Ref: 5
1994*Russian team beats ladies world record 4x800 meter indoor (8:18.71).Ref: 5
1995 Sandra Völker swims female European record 50 meter backstroke (27.77).Ref: 5
1996*NFL Pro Bowl NFC beats AFC 20-13.Ref: 5
1997*Mario LeMieux is 7th NHL player to score 600 goals.Ref: 5
1998*The Toronto Blue Jays sign free agent outfielder Jose Canseco.Ref: 86
2002*The Minnesota Supreme Court refuses to consider an appeal of an injunction that forces the Twins to fulfill their Metrodome lease in 2002. The decision puts an end for this season any possibility of contraction in major league baseball.Ref: 1
1803 William Dunlap, adapts French melodrama "Voice of Nature".Ref: 5
1880*Steele MacKay's "Hazel Kirke" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1901*Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines opened in New York City, marking the first time that Ethel Barrymore received billing as a star.Ref: 4
1901*Puccini's opera "Tosca"makes U.S. debut at Metropolital Opera House, New York.Ref: 10
1904 John Millington Synges "Well of Saints" premieres in Dublin.Ref: 5
1913 National Institute of Arts & Letters founded.Ref: 5
1924 George Kelly's "Show-Off" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1937*Glen Gray and his Casa Loma Orchestra recorded A Study in Brown, on Decca Records.Ref: 4
1938*Vin Sullivan, editor of Detective Comics and the proposed Action Comics, requests Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegal work promptly and with perfection to make the three-week deadline for publication. (Daniels, Les, "Superman", 1998, ISBN 0-8118-2162-5) 
1938*The play, Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, opened in New York City at the Henry Miller Theatre. The play was a Pulitzer prize-winner for the writer.Ref: 4
1943 Bertolt Brecht's "Der gute Mensch von Sezuan" premieres in Zürich.Ref: 5
1944 Jean Anouilh's "Antigone" premieres in Paris.Ref: 5
1946*Garson Kanin's "Born Yesterday" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1953*Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis appeared in the film, The Stooge, which premiered this day at the Paramount Theatre in New York City. The comedy duo went dramatic in this film -- which had been sitting on the shelves of the Hal Wallis Studios until that time.Ref: 4
1958*"Oh, Captain!" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 192 performances.Ref: 5
1960*Lionel Bart's musical "Fings ain't wot they used t'be" premieres.Ref: 5
1962*"Gay Life" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 113 performances.Ref: 5
1967*"Wild Thing" hits #20 on the pop singles chart by Senator Bobby.Ref: 5
1968*"Golden Rainbow" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 355 performances.Ref: 5
1969*Beatles appoint Eastman & Eastman, as general counsel to Apple.Ref: 5
1969*Lonnie Elder's "Ceremonies in Dark Old Men" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1970*"Charles Aznavour" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 23 performances.Ref: 5
1970*"Gantry" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 1 performance.Ref: 5
1972*Senator Strom Thurmond suggests John Lennon be deported.Ref: 5
1973*"No, No Nanette" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 861 performances.Ref: 5
1977*Wings release "Maybe I'm Amazed".Ref: 5
1977*Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" released.Ref: 5
1979*"Co-Ed Fever", TV Comedy, debut & cancelled that outing on CBS.Ref: 5
1982*Musical "Pump Boys & Dinettes" premieres at Princess Theater NYC for 573 performances.Ref: 5
1984 "Backstage Magic" opens at CommuniCore.Ref: 5
1984*"9" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 739 performances.Ref: 5
1994*10th Soap Opera Digest Awards Days of Our Lives wins.Ref: 5
1465*French van Brederode leader of Hoeksen, is born.Ref: 5
1494*-Francois Rabelais, French author and humanist, is born.Ref: 62
1549*Eustache du Caurroy composer, is born.Ref: 5
1575*Pierre de Bérulle French cardinal, is born.Ref: 5
1581*Daniel Selich composer, is born.Ref: 5
1646*Hans A Freiherr von Abschatz Silesian poet, is born.Ref: 5
1688*Pierre De Marivaux Paris France, writer (Marianne), is born.Ref: 5
1693*George Lillo bourgeois English dramatist (The London Merchant), is born.Ref: 5
1698*Heinrich A Fouqué Prussian General, is born.Ref: 5
1747*Tadeusz Kosciusko, Poland, patriot, (New York Bridge), is born.Ref: 5
1751*Blas de Laserna composer, is born.Ref: 5
1758*Pierre-Gabriel Gardel French ballet dancer/choreographer, is born.Ref: 5
1764*Carel H Verhuell Dutch/French Vice-Admiral/minister of Navy, is born.Ref: 5
1767*Johann Franz Volkert composer, is born.Ref: 5
1768 Maurits C van Hall Dutch ruler of Heicop & Boeicop, lawyer/politician, is born.Ref: 5
1769 Samuel I Wiselius Dutch lawyer/businessman/writer, is born.Ref: 5
1778*Augustin P de Candolle Swiss botanist (Théorie élémentaire), is born.Ref: 5
1799*Joao Batista da Silva Leitao de Almeida Garret Portuguese playwright, is born.Ref: 5
1802*Mark Hopkins educator: Williams College president: U.S. President Garfield said, “All that is needed for a superior education is Mark Hopkins on one end of a log and a student on the other.”; is born.Ref: 4
1805*Georg Andreas Henkel composer, is born.Ref: 5
1805*William H Ainsworth English writer (Old St Paul's, Rookwood), is born.Ref: 5
1819*Joshua Norton San Francisco CA, Norton I, emperor of USA, is born.Ref: 5
1820*Bozena Nemcová [Barnora Panklová], Czechoslovakian author (Babicka), is born.Ref: 5
1826*Halbert Eleazer Paine Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1905, is born.Ref: 5
1841*Clément Ader French inventor (1st to fly a heavier-than-air craft), is born.Ref: 5
1842*Georg Brandes [Morris Cohen], Danish literary-historian/critic, is born.Ref: 5
1842*Vasili O Klyutshevski Russian historian, is born.Ref: 5
1848*[François-Victor-]Jean Aicard French playwright/poet (Jeune Croyances), is born.Ref: 5
1849*Jean Richepin French poet/writer (Les Chansons de Gueux), is born.Ref: 5
1865 Charles Bally Swiss linguist (Le langage et la vie), is born.Ref: 5
1868*Constance Gore-booth Markiewicy Irish patriot/playwright/MP, is born.Ref: 5
1869*(Haywood Trial) William Dudley ("Big Bill") Haywood, American labor leader who founded I.W.W., is bornRef: 68
1873*Birth of George Bennard, American Methodist evangelist. He penned over 300 Gospel songs during his lifetime, but is primarily remembered today for one: "The Old Rugged Cross."Ref: 5
1874*Robert Liefmann German economist (Unternehmersverbände), is born.Ref: 5
1875*Ludwig Prandtl, German Federal Republic, physicist (father of aerodynamics), is born.Ref: 5
1875*Raymond Moulaert composer, is born.Ref: 5
1876*Victor Jean Leonard Vreuls composer, is born.Ref: 5
1879*Jacques Copeau, French actor/critic/director, is born.Ref: 70
1881*Fernand Léger France, painter/ceramist/cubist (The City), is born.Ref: 5
1881*Kliment J Woroshilov Marshal/President USSR (1953-60), is born.Ref: 5
1883*George Kennedy Bell, English Anglican bishop of Chichester, is born.Ref: 70
1884 Julius Callewaert Flemish Dominican/bringing up children, is born.Ref: 5
1885*Cairine Ray Wilson Montréal, first female Canadian senator (appointed), is born.Ref: 5
1888*Paul Althaus German theologist (The Christian Truth), is born.Ref: 5
1889*Walter Catlett San Francisco CA, actor (Front Page, Tale of 2 Cities), is born.Ref: 5
1891*Yuri Losmann Estonia, marathon runner (Olympics-silver 1920), is born.Ref: 5
1892*Ugo Betti Italian playwright, is born.Ref: 5
1892*Yrlö Henrik Kilpinen Finnish composer, is born.Ref: 5
1893*Bernard Rogers New York NY, composer (Warrior, Marriage of Aude, Passion), is born.Ref: 5
1893*Raymond Dart, Australian paleoanthropologist (Australopithecus), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Annie [Anna HM] Romein-Verschoor Dutch historian (Erflaters), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Hanns [Johann] Rauter German SS-Lieutenant-General/SS police chief in Netherlands, is born.Ref: 5
1896*Friedrich Glauser writer, is born.Ref: 5
1897*Ludwig Erhard chancellor of Germany (CDU), is born.Ref: 5
1900*Jacques Prevert, French poet, screenwriter (The Visitors of the Evening, The Children of Paradise), is born.Ref: 2
1902*Charles A. Lindbergh, the American aviator who became the first man to fly the Atlantic solo nonstop from the United States to Europe, is born in Detroit MI.Ref: 70
1903*Edwin Denby Tientsin China, US dance critic/poet (Snoring in N), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Frank Howley Hampton NY, Brigadier General (Answers for Americans), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Alexander Oppenheim mathematician, is born.Ref: 5
1903*Berend van den Amstel [Bernard CED Hattink], actor (Beatrice), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Siro Cisilino composer, is born.Ref: 5
1904*MacKinlay Kantor Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist: Andersonville [1956]; Long Remember, Gettysburg, Signal Thirty-Two, is born in Webster City IA.Ref: 4
1904 Herman B Wiardi Beckman Dutch politician (SDAP)/resistance fighter, is born.Ref: 5
1904*Predrag Milosevic composer, is born.Ref: 5
1904*MacKinlay Kantor, American author/newspaperman, is born.Ref: 70
1905*Eddie Foy Jr New Rochelle NY, actor (Eddie-Fair Exchange), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German Protestant theologian, is born.Ref: 2
1906*Clyde William Tombaugh US, astronomer (discovered Pluto), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Gordon Fraser Lawrence MA, newscaster (All Star News), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Emmanuel "Manny" Klein trumpeter, is born.Ref: 5
1909*Robert Coote London, actor (Timmy-Rogues, Theodore-Nero Wolfe), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Kenneth W Howell English Anglican bishop (Chile/Bolivia/Peru), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Uys Krige South African playwright/novelist (Orphan of the Desert), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Alfred Mendelsohn composer, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Byron Nelson Fort Worth TX, PGA golfer (won 19 tournaments in 1945), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Erich Leinsdorf Vienna Austria, available conductor & banana eater, is born.Ref: 5
1912*James Craig Nashville TN, actor (Devil & Daniel Webster, Cyclops), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Rosa Lee Parks, the civil rights leader who triggered 1955 boycott of Montgomery AL bus system by refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger, is born.Ref: 4
1913*Dick Seaman British auto racer; is born.Ref: 4
1913*Woody Hayes [Wayne], college football coach (Ohio, 1968 coach of year), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Alfred Andersch German writer (Red Head), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Norman Wisdom comedian, actor: The Night They Raided Minsky’sRef: 4
1915*William Talman Detroit MI, actor (Crashout, Hamilton-Perry Mason), is born.Ref: 5
1916 Basil Hembry farmer/campaigner, is born.Ref: 5
1916*Colin Morris playwright/documentary filmmaker, is born.Ref: 5
1916*David Vassall Cox composer, is born.Ref: 5
1916*Gavin Buchanan Ewart English poet (Pleasures of the Flesh), is born.Ref: 5
1917*William Talman actor: Armored Car Robbery, The Hitch-Hiker, One Minute to Zero; is born.Ref: 4
1917 Aga Yahya Khan Pakistan military/politician, is born.Ref: 5
1918*Ida Lupino actress: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, On Dangerous Ground, My Boys Are Good Boys; director: The Bigamist, The Hitch-Hiker, The Trouble with Angels; is born.Ref: 68
1918*Norman Wisdom London England, comedian (Kraft Music Hall), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Frank van Klingeren Dutch architect (De Meerpaal, Dronten), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Derek Worlock English Roman Catholic archbishop (Liverpool), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Betty Friedan (Goldstein), Peoria IL, feminist writer (Feminine Mystique), founder of the National Organization for Women [NOW], is born.Ref: 5
1923*Conrad Bain Alberta Canada, actor (Maude, Diff'rent Strokes), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Russell Hoban, artist and writer (Bedtime for Frances, The Mouse and His Child), is born.Ref: 2
1926*John Edward Caulwell Hearne writer, is born.Ref: 5
1928*Dave Ketchum Quincy IL, actor (Agent 13-Get Smart), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Neil Johnston Basketball Hall of Famer: Philadelphia Warriors center [1951-1959], coach [1960]; 4-time NBA all-star; is born.Ref: 4
1929*Mary Joan Nielubowicz Rear Admiral/nurse, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Paul Burlison, rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1931*Isabel Perón [Maria Martinez], dancer/president Argentina, is born.Ref: 5
1931*Argentina Rioja, is born.Ref: 5
1932*Robert Coover, novelist & short story writer, is born.Ref: 2
1932*Ivan Davis, Electra TX, pianist/writer (Hunger, Corn is Green), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Gil Rogers Lexington KY, actor (Hawk-Guiding Light, Doctors), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Jouko Sakari Linjama composer, is born.Ref: 5
1935*Martti Talvela Hiitola Karelia Finland, operatic basso, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Gary Conway Boston MA, actor (Burke's Law, Land of the Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Daan van Golden Dutch sculptor, is born.Ref: 5
1937*Collin Wilcox Highlands NC, actor (To Kill a Mocking Bird), is born.Ref: 5
1937*John Devitt Australia, 100 meter freestyle swimmer (Olympics-gold-1960), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Magnar Solberg Norway, 20K biathalete (Olympics-gold-1968, 72), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Donald W Riegle Jr (Senator-D-MI, 1976- ), is born.Ref: 5
1939*John Schuck Boston MA, actor/comedian (McMillan & Wife, Holmes & Yo-Yo), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Jacques Charlier Belgian sculptor, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Jane Bryant Quinn newspaper & television reporter, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Stan Lundine (Representative-D-NY, 1976-86), is born.Ref: 5
1940*John Schuck actor: McMillan and Wife, Turnabout, Roots, The Odd Couple, Holmes and Yo Yo, Holy Matrimony, Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, M*A*S*H, Brewster McCloud, Dick Tracy, is born.Ref: 4
1940*George A Romero actor/director (Creepshow, Martin, 2 Evil Eyes), is born.Ref: 5
1941*John Steel rock drummer (Animals-House of the Rising Sun), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Marie Masters Cincinatti OH, actress (Susan-As the World Turns), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Johnny Gamble rocker (Classics), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Cheryl Miller Sherman Oaks CA, actress (Paula-Daktari, Born Free), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Gary Smith hockey: goalie: NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs, Oakland Seals, Chicago Blackhawks [NHL’s Vezina Trophy: 1972], Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Daniel A Mica (Representative-D-FL, 1979- ), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Florence LaRue (Gordon) singer: group: The Fifth Dimension: Up, Up and Away, Stoned Soul Picnic, Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In, Wedding Bell Blues, One Less Bell to Answer, is born in Pennsylvania.Ref: 4
1945*Ron Cerrudo golf: two-time PGA Tour winner; member of National PGA Teaching Committee; head teaching pro at Hilton Head Island School of Golf, is born.Ref: 4
1945*David Brenner Philadelphia PA, comedian/TV talk show host (Nightlife), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Mary Meyer US, 500 meter speed skater (Olympics-silver-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Roy Yeager Doraville GA, rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Sanford Bishop (Representative-D-GA), is born.Ref: 5
1947*J Danforth Quayle (Senator-R-IN)/(44th Vice-President-R 1989-93 under President George Bush), is born in Indianapolis IN. (TWA, 1994)Ref: 95
1947*Jeannie Wilson Memphis TN, actress (Simon & Simon, Stir Crazy), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Ron Jessie football: LA Rams receiver, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Alice Cooper [Vincent Furnier], Detroit MI, rocker (School's Out), is born.Ref: 17
1948*Robert Coover novelist (Pricksongs & Descants), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Rod Grams (Representative-R-MN), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Michael Beck actor: Deadly Game, Megaforce, Xanadu, Madman, Holocaust, Robin’s Hood, Houston Knights, is born in Memphis TN.Ref: 4
1950*James Dunn US vocalist (Stylistics-You make me feel Brand New), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Philip Ehart rock drummer (Kansas), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Robert-John Stips rock keyboardist/singer (The Nits), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Pamela Franklin, actress: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Flipper’s New Adventure, David Copperfield, Eleanor and Franklin, is born in Tokyo Japan.Ref: 4
1952*Jerry Shirley rock drummer (Humble Pie-Hot N Nasty, Eat It), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Lisa Eichhorn Reading PA, actress (Cutter's Way, Yanks), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Svetlana Ulmasova USSR, 3K (world title 1978), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Mary Ann Pascal actress (Samantha-Brothers), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Werner Schwab writer, is born.Ref: 5
1959*Lawrence Taylor [LT], NFL's greatest linebacker (New York Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Zenani Mandela daughter of Nelson & Winnie Mandela, is born.Ref: 5
1960*Pamelyn Ferdin actress (Happy Birthday Wanda June, Tool Box Murders), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Denis Savard Pointe Gatineau CA, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks), is born.Ref: 5
1961*(Long Island) Vern Fleming, Long Island City NY, basketball player (Olympics-gold-1984), is born.Ref: 5
1961*(Long Island) Vern Fleming Long Island City NY, basketball player (Olympics-gold-1984), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Clint Black, Long Branch NJ, country vocalist (A Better Man), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Dan Plesac Gary IN, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Vern Fleming NBA guard (New Jersey Nets), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Pirmin Zurbriggen Swiss alpine skier (Olympics-gold-1988), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Jane Leary Sydney Australia, golfer (1992 Australian Amateur Champion), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Tracie Ruiz-Conforto Hawaii, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-2 gold/silver-84, 88), is born.Ref: 5
1965*John van Loen Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord, San Frecce), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Marissa Laakso Boston MA, Miss Massachusetts-America (1990), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Barry Klein Grand Rapids MI, rower (Olympics-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Spike, rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1967*Sergei Grinkov Soviet ice skater (Olympics-gold 1988, 1994), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Kristen Marie actress (Cheryl McKinnon-Another World), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Brad Cornett US baseball pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Chastity Bono Los Angeles CA, daughter/actress (Sonny & Cher Show), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Chris Crooms WLAF safety (Barcelona Dragons), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Dallas Drake Trail, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Joe Sacco Medford MA, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Alisa Marie Kimble Miss California-USA (1997), is born.Ref: 5
1970*John Frascatore US baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Nicole Wood, Canton OH, playmate (April 1993), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Todd Peterson NFL kicker (Seattle Seahawks), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Gabrielle Anwar, actress: Scent of a Woman, Body Snatchers, The Three Musketeers, In Pursuit of Honor, North Beach, Without Malice, Mob Dot Com, is born in Laleham England.Ref: 4
1971*Kevin Farkas NFL tackle (Carolina Panthers), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Maarten Atmodikoro soccer player (Dordrecht '90, NAC), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Pete Pierson NFL tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Sterling Palmer NFL defensive end (Washington Redskins), is born.Ref: 5
1971 Gabrielle Anwar, is born.Ref: 10
1972*Kelvin Anderson CFL running back (Calgary Stampeders), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Michael Goorjian actor (Party Of Five), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Oscar De La Hoya Los Angeles CA, boxer (Olympics-gold-92), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Oscar De La Hoya boxer: Olympic gold medalist [1992], IBF lightweight title [1995], Super Lightweight title [1996], WBC Welterweight title [1997]Ref: 4
1974*Brandon Convery Kingston, NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Chris Ward defensive end (Baltimore Ravens), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Elana Eve Chomiszak Providence RI, Miss Rhode Island-America (1996), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Miriam Ruppert Miss Germany-Universe (1996), is born.Ref: 5
1978*Laurence Borremans Miss Belgium-Universe (1997), is born.Ref: 5
1980*Kelly Marie Sodan Miss Kentucky Teen-USA (1996)Ref: 5
211*Lucius Septimus Severus emperor of Rome (193-211), dies at 64.Ref: 5
708*Sisinnius Greek-Syrian pope (708, 20 days), dies.Ref: 5
856*Hrabanus Maurus East France, archbishop of Mainz, dies.Ref: 5
1189*Gilbert of Sempringham English monastery founder/saint, dies.Ref: 5
1222*Willem I earl of Holland (1203-22), dies.Ref: 5
1503*Queen Elizabeth consort of Henry VII of England, dies.Ref: 5
1505*Joan of Valois Queen of France/saint, dies at 40.Ref: 5
1553*Caspar Othmayr composer, dies at 37.Ref: 5
1590*Gioseffo Zarlino composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1617*Louis Elsevier Dutch publisher, dies at about 76.Ref: 5
1640*Hendrick C Vroom Dutch seascape painter, dies.Ref: 5
1699*350 rebellious Streltsi executed in Moscow.Ref: 5
1714*Duke of Berry French King Louis XIV's grandson, dies.Ref: 5
1746*Robert Blair Scottish poet (Grave), dies at 46.Ref: 5
1781*Josef Myslivecek composer, dies at 43.Ref: 5
1783*Worst quake in 8 years kills some 50,000 (Calabria, Italy).Ref: 5
1797*Earthquake in Quito, Ecuador kills 40,000.Ref: 5
1815 Geert Reinders Dutch cattle breeder/inoculation proponent, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1815*Jacob van Strij Dutch cartoonist/graphic artist, dies at 58.Ref: 5
1816*Meingosus Gaelle composer, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1834*Amelie Julia Candielle composer, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1844 Willem de Clerq Dutch merchant/literary, dies at 49.Ref: 5
1847*Donner Party: Margaret Eddy dies.Ref: 28
1847*Henri Dutrochet, French physiologist, dies at age 70.Ref: 70
1854*Carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz composer, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1869*Johan M Dautzenberg Flemish author/novelist (Future), dies at 60.Ref: 5
1885*Sarah Peale portrait artist; dies.Ref: 5
1894*Adolphe (Antoine-Joseph) Sax musician: inventor: saxophone, saxotromba; dies at age 79.Ref: 68
1895*Faustina Hasse Hodges composer, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1896*Henry David Leslie composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1911*-Peter A "Piet" Cronje South Africa Boer General, dies at about 75.Ref: 5
1921*Xavier Mellery Belgian painter/illustrator, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1927*Thomas Linnemann Laub composer, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1928*Hendrik A Lorentz physicist (L transformation-Nobel 1902), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1939*Edward Sapir US linguist/cultural anthropologist (Indian), dies at 55.Ref: 5
1939 Henri W A Deterding Dutch oil magnate (Royal Oil, Shell), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1941*Johann Peter Kirsch Luxembourg church historian, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1943*Frank Calder first NHL president, dies.Ref: 5
1946*Margarete Boie writer, dies.Ref: 5
1953*Alexander Loudon Dutch diplomat (League of Nations), dies at 60.Ref: 5
1954*Vaclav Vackar composer, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1956 Leendert A Donker Dutch Social Democrat party-minister of Justice, dies at 56.Ref: 5
1956*Peder Gram composer, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1957*Joseph Hardaway creator of Bugs Bunny, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1957*Miguel Covarrubias Mexican illustrator, dies.Ref: 5
1958*Frederik de Merode Belgian prince, dies at 46.Ref: 5
1959*Una O'Connor actress (Banjo, Invisible Man), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1964*Siegfried T Bok neurobiologist/anatomist (Cybernetica), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1965*U C Greyhound champion trotter (horse), dies at 33.Ref: 5
1966*All-Nippon Airways 727 crashes off Haneda Airport (Japan); kills 133.Ref: 5
1966*Gilbert H. Grosvenor, American geographer; president of National Geographic Society (1920-54), dies at age 90.Ref: 70
1968*Ed Baker actor (Keystone Kops), dies of emphysema at 70.Ref: 5
1968*Gerard den Brabander [Jan G Jofriet], poet (Nothing New), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1969*Thelma Ritter actress (All About Eve, Pillow Talk), dies at 63.Ref: 5
1970*Louise Bogan, American poet and literary critic, dies at age 70.Ref: 70
1971*Government exhibit under construction collapses, kills 65 in Brazil.Ref: 5
1974*Mihail Andricu composer, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1975*Louis (Thomas) Jordan, American singer, saxophonist and bandleader, dies at age 66.Ref: 70
1976*A 7.5 earthquake kills 22,778 in Guatemala & Honduras.Ref: 5
1976*Edward Benjamin Britten composer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1977*Eleven are killed when two cars of a Chicago Transit Authority train fell off elevated tracks after a collision with another train. (XDG, p 4A, 2/4/2002)Ref: 83
1978*Bergen Evans, educator and author who wrote Dictionary of Contemporary American Usage, dies at age 73.Ref: 70
1982*Sue Carol (Evelyn Lederer) actress: The Lone Star Ranger, Walking Back, Captain Swagger; talent agent: discovered Alan Ladd [who became her fourth husband in 1942]; dies at age 73.Ref: 4
1983*Singer/drummer Karen Carpenter (of The Carpenters) dies at her parent’s home at age 32 in Los Angeles of heart failure caused by chronic anorexia nervosa. Her death, at the age of 32, brought about more public awareness of the disease, characterized by a loss of appetite brought on by mental illness.Ref: 4
1983*Jim Ameche actor (Festival of Stars), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1983*Reginald Denham director/writer (Death at BC House), dies at 89.Ref: 5
1987*Carl R. Rogers, American psychologist, dies at age 85 of AIDS.Ref: 70
1987*(Wladziu Valentino) Liberace pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman), dies in Palm Springs CA at age 67 of AIDS.Ref: 5
1987*Georgy M Malenkov Stalin's successor as head of CPSU, PM (1953-55), dies.Ref: 17
1989*Jethro (Kenneth C. Burns) entertainer, musician: mandolin, banjo: Homer & Jethro: The Battle of Kookamonga, Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyeballs; dies at age 69.Ref: 4
1990*10 Israeli tourists murdered near Cairo.Ref: 5
1990*Kate Simon, American travel writer, dies at age 77.Ref: 5
1991*Bob Leslie actor (Cinderella, Mako Jaws of Death), dies at 64.Ref: 5
1992 Fred Slyter dialogue coach, dies after long illness at 56.Ref: 5
1992*John Dehner actor (Apache, Cowboy, Boys from Brazil), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1994*Han Jansen Dutch painter, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1994*Harold Schneider US producer (5 Easy Pieces, War Games), dies at 55.Ref: 5
1994*Jan Veldkamp Dutch geophysicist/director (KNMI), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1994*Justinus Darmojuwono Indonesian archbishop/cardinal, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1995*Betty Davis British dance teacher of Dame Margot Fonteyn, dies.Ref: 5
1995*Roel Wiersma Dutch soccer star (PSV), dies at 62.Ref: 5
1995*Patricia Highsmith [Mary Patricia Plangman], US/Swiss, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1997*James Friell political cartoonist, dies at 84Ref: 5
1997 73 Israelis die when army copters collide.Ref: 5
1998*An earthquake, measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale, hit Takhar, near the Tajik-Afghan border of Northeastern Afghanistan. The quake left 5,000 dead and over 30,000 homeless, while thousands more were missing. The rumbling lasted under ten minutes and was centered about 150 miles north of the Afghan capital, Kabul. Some 15,000 homes were destroyed.Ref: 4
1999*Amadou Diallo, an unarmed West African immigrant, was shot and killed in front of his Bronx home by four plainclothes New York City police officers during a nighttime search for a rape suspect.Ref: 70
2000*Former House Speaker Carl Albert died in McAlester, OK, at age 91. (TWA, 2001)Ref: 95
2000*Doris Kenner-Jackson singer: group: The Shirelles: dies.Ref: 4
2001*J.J. (James Louis) Johnson musician: trombone, composer, bandleader; one of first to use the trombone in modern jazz; dies.Ref: 4
2003*Opera singer Jerome Hines died in New York at age 81.Ref: 70

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