Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
February 8th

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421*Flavius Constantine becomes emperor Constantine III of West Roman empire.Ref: 5
1575*University of Leiden Netherlands opens.Ref: 5
1600*Vatican convicts scholar Giordano Bruno to death.Ref: 5
1622*King James I disbands the English parliament.Ref: 5
1672*Isaac Newton reads first optics paper before Royal Society in London.Ref: 5
1690*Lord Halifax resigns as Lord Privy Seal.Ref: 5
1693*William and Mary College is charged by King William III and Queen Mary II as the second college in the American colonies. (Ref, courtesy Steve Zahorbenski) 
1750*Minor earthquake in London.Ref: 5
1775*Leidse University 400th anniversary dinner.Ref: 5
1778*Twenty-seven additional members of Daniel Boone's party are captured. They are all taken to Old Chillicothe (about 3 miles north of modern Xenia).Ref: 54
1837*The Senate selected Richard Mentor Johnson as U.S. vice president after no candidate received a majority of electoral votes.Ref: 70
1847*Donner Party: Augustus Spitzer dies.Ref: 28
1857*(Dakota Conflict) The Spirit Lake Massacre. About 40 whites were killed or taken hostage by renegade Sioux in Iowa. FTP 
1861*Confederate States of America organizes in Montgomery AL.Ref: 5
1865*Major Martin R. Delany of Wilberforce (Greene County OH) is the first African-American to be commissioned in the US Army.Ref: 56
1874*Dr Dio Lewis arrives in Xenia OH with the intent of forming a Women's Christian Temperance Union. (XDG, p 5A, 10/08/2003)Ref: 83
1879*Australian bushranger and folk hero Edward "Ned" Kelly and his Kelly Gang struck again at Jerilderie, in New South Wales, just two months after the raid in Euroa. Here they took over the police barracks on Saturday, stayed there all day Sunday and on Monday, in police uniform, proceeded to the Royal Mail Hotel where they locked up everyone who came in. They then robbed the bank, taking the staff prisoner. Ref 
1883*Louis Waterman begins experiments that invent the fountain penRef: 5
1887*Congress passes the Dawes Act, which gives citizenship to Indians living apart from their tribe.Ref: 2
1889*Flood ravages Dutch coast.Ref: 5
1894*Enforcement Act repealed, making it easier to disenfranchise blacks.Ref: 5
1906*(Shipp) Taylor testifies for a second time. Asked by a juror whether she "can state positively that this is the Negro," Taylor answers, "I will not swear that he is the man, but I believe he is the Negro who assaulted me." A juror yells, "If I could get at him, I'd tear his heart out right now." Closing arguments are delivered and the case goes to the jury.Ref: 87
1909 France & Germany sign treaty about Morocco.Ref: 5
1910*William D. Boyce of Chicago, Illinois incorporates the Boy Scouts of America.Ref: 4
1911*US helps overthrow President Miguel Dávila of Honduras.Ref: 5
1914*General Zamon becomes President of Haiti.Ref: 5
1920*Swiss men vote against women's suffrage.Ref: 5
1922*President Warren G. Harding had a radio installed in the White House.Ref: 70
1925*Marcus Garvey enters federal prison in Atlanta GA.Ref: 5
1926*Walt Disney Studios is formed.Ref: 5
1926*German Reichstag decides to apply for League of Nations membership.Ref: 5
1927 Belgian-Swiss treaty signed.Ref: 5
1933*-23ºF (-31ºC), Seminole TX (state record).Ref: 5
1934*Export-Import Bank organizes in Washington DC.Ref: 5
1934*Gaston Doumergue forms new French government.Ref: 5
1936 Pandit Jawaharlal follows Gandhi as chairman of India Congress Party.Ref: 5
1944*The first black reporter accredited to the White House is Harry McAlpin.Ref: 5
1946 Premier Salazar of Portugal forbids opposition parties.Ref: 5
1949*Hungarian Cardinal Mindszenty sentenced to life in prison.Ref: 5
1952*Elizabeth becomes Queen of England after her father, King George VI, dies.Ref: 2
1955*Malenkov resigns as USSR premier, Bulganin replaces him.Ref: 5
1956*First red London double-decker buses go into service.Ref: 10
1958*Edgar Whitehead succeeds Garfield Todd as premier of South Rhodesia.Ref: 5
1962*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1963*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1964*Representative Martha Griffiths address gets civil rights protection for women being added to the 1964 Civil Rights Act.Ref: 5
1967*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1969*Meteorite weighing over 1 ton falls in Chihuahua, México.Ref: 5
1973*Senate leaders named seven members of a select committee to investigate the Watergate scandal.Ref: 70
1975*1800 Unification church couples' wed in Korea.Ref: 5
1976*Hua Guofeng becomes premier of China PR.Ref: 5
1977*Earthquake in San Francisco CA, at 5.0, strongest since 1966.Ref: 5
1977*Hustler publisher Larry Flynt sentenced.Ref: 5
1978*Senate deliberations were broadcast on radio for the first time as members opened debate on the Panama Canal treaties.Ref: 70
1978*Crown Prince Sad Abdallah al-Salim Al Sabah becomes PM of Kuwait.Ref: 5
1979*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1980*President Jimmy Carter unveiled a plan to re-introduce draft registration.Ref: 70
1985*Opposition leader Kim Dae Jung returns to South-Korea.Ref: 5
1989*5 cm of snow falls in outskirts of Los Angeles.Ref: 5
1996*In a ceremony at the Library of Congress, President Clinton signed legislation revamping the telecommunications industry, saying it would "bring the future to our doorstep."Ref: 70
1999*The Senate heard closing arguments at President Clinton's impeachment trial.Ref: 70
2003*(Susan Harvey) Susan Harvey, an employee at the Patriot Ridge Community Nursing Home in Fairborn (Greene County) Ohio, is arrested after she attempted to smother her 82-year old mother, an Alzheimer's patient at the nursing home. (XDG, p 1A, 2/13/2003)Ref: 83
2004*(I-270 Sniper) Two vehicles, a minivan and a Mercedes were hit by bullets credited to the I-270 sniper 40 miles southwest of Columbus OH near Jeffersonville. (XDG, p 2A, 2/10/2004)Ref: 83
1743*Comet C/1743 C1 approaches within 0.0390 astronomical units (AUs) of Earth.Ref: 5
1802*Simon Willard patents the banjo clock.Ref: 4
1881*Frederic Ives of Ithaca, NY receives the first US patent for his method of reproducing a photograph on a printing plate. (XDG, p 4A, 2/8/2001)Ref: 83
1898*John Ames Sherman patents 1st envelope folding & gumming machine (Massachusetts).Ref: 5
1912*First eastbound US transcontinental flight lands in Jacksonville FL.Ref: 5
1928*First transatlantic TV image received, Hartsdale NY.Ref: 5
1928*Scottish inventor J Blaird demonstrates color-TV.Ref: 5
1933*First flight of all-metal Boeing 247.Ref: 5
1967*French Diadème D-1C satellite launches into Earth orbit.Ref: 5
1969*Meteorite weighing over 1 ton falls in Chihuahua, México.Ref: 5
1974*Skylab astronauts Gerald Carr, Edward Gibson and William Pogue land on Earth after spending a record 84 days in orbit. (XDG, p 4A, 2/8/2001)Ref: 83
1984*Soyuz T-10 launches with crew of 3 to Salyut 7, first time for 8 people to be in space at one time.Ref: 5
1988*NASA launches DOD-2.Ref: 5
1992*Ulysses spacecraft passes Jupiter.Ref: 5
1601*Earl Robert Devereux of Essex armies draws into London.Ref: 5
1690*Schenectady, NY attacked and burned by French and Indian forces in King William's War.Ref: 17
1807*At Eylau, Napoleon's Marshal Pierre Agureau defeats Russian forces in the battle of Eylau in a heavy snowstorm.Ref: 2
1809 Franz I of Austria declares war on France.Ref: 5
1836*Former Tennessee congressman David Crockett arrives at the Alamo with a group of volunteers. Ref 
1862*Union troops under Gen. Ambrose Burnside defeat a Confederate defense force at the Battle of Roanoke Island, N.C.Ref: 3
1865*Confederate raider William Quantrill and men attack a group of Federal wagons at New Market, Kentucky.Ref: 2
1900*British General Buller is beaten at Ladysmith, South Africa as the British flee over the Tugela River.Ref: 2
1904*In a surprise attack at Port Arthur, Korea, the Japanese disable seven Russian warships, starting the Russo-Japanese War.Ref: 2
1913 Fort Bezhani is bombed.Ref: 49
1916*French cruiser "Admiral Charner" torpedoed off Syrian coast, kills 374.Ref: 5
1920*Odessa was taken by the Bolsheviks in the Russian Revolution.Ref: 17
1940*Lodtz, 1st large ghetto established by Nazis in Poland.Ref: 5
1941*Bulgaria signs an agreement with Germany for military co-operation. 
1941*Japanese armored barges cross Strait of Johore to attack Singapore.Ref: 5
1941*NSB'er Max Blokzijl begins Nazi propaganda on Dutch radio.Ref: 5
1942*Japanese assault troops land on Singapore and attack along an 8-mile stretch.Ref: 2
1942*Congress advises FDR that, Americans of Japanese descent should be locked up en masse so they wouldn't oppose the US war effort.Ref: 5
1943*British General Orde Wingate leads a guerrilla force of "Chindits" against the Japanese in Burma.Ref: 2
1943*The Red Army takes back Kursk 15 months after it fell to the Germans.Ref: 36
1944*U-762 sunk off Ireland.Ref: 5
1945*In Europe, the 1st Canadian Army, plus additional Allied formations, launches Operation Veritable, to clear the Reichswald Forest, break the Siegfried Line, clear the Hochwald Forest defences, and close up the Rhine river. 
1945*Allied air attack on Goch/Kleef/Kalkar/Reichswald.Ref: 5
1958*French planes bomb Sakiet Tunisia, 75 die.Ref: 5
1962*The U.S. Defense Department reports the creation of the Military Assistance Command in South Vietnam.Ref: 2
1965*South Vietnamese bomb the North Vietnamese communications center at Vinh Linh.Ref: 2
1971*South Vietnamese ground forces, backed by American air power, begin Operation Lam Son 719, a 17,000 man incursion into Laos that ends three weeks later in a disaster.Ref: 2
1865*Boxing declared illegal in the State of Missouri.Ref: 10
1887 The Aurora Ski Club of Red Wing, MN became the first ski club in the United States.Ref: 4
1896*The Western (football) Conference was formed by representatives of Midwestern universities. Later, the group changed its name to the Big 10 Conference.Ref: 4
1901*It is rumored the NL's leading hitter and the Phillies' top player, Napoleon Lajoie, has jumped to the new AL Philadelphia franchise.Ref: 1
1908*Wilhelmina '08 soccer team forms in Weert Netherlands.Ref: 5
1909*Indianapolis Motor Speedway Company files for incorporation.Ref: 48
1916*NL votes down Charlie Ebbets proposal to limit 25¢ seats.Ref: 5
1936*The first National Football League draft was held. Jay Berwanger was the first to be selected. He went to the Philadelphia Eagles. He never plays in the NFL.Ref: 17
1936 First ski jumping tournament, Red Wing MN.Ref: 5
1936*First successful Toronto Maple Leaf penalty shot, Conacher vs Rangers.Ref: 5
1947 Jan van der Hoorn wins 8th Dutch 11-cities skating race (10:51).Ref: 5
1948*5th Winter Olympic games close at St Moritz, Switzerland.Ref: 5
1949*Terry Allen defeats Rinty Monoghan of Ireland in a non-title flyweight boxing match in Harringay, London, England.Ref: 97
1950*Jersey Joe Walcott KO's Harold Johnson (son of Phil Johnson who Walcott outboxed in 1936) in a non-title heavyweight boxing match.Ref: 97
1953*Betty Jameson wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open.Ref: 5
1960*Boston Celtic Bill Russell becomes first NBAer with 50 rebounds (51).Ref: 5
1963*Lamar Hunt, owner of the American Football League franchise (the Texans) in Dallas, TX, moved the operation to Kansas City. He named the new team, the Chiefs. Dallas got possession of an NFL franchise known as the Cowboys.Ref: 4
1967*Longest losing streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (10 games).Ref: 5
1971 Pedro Morales beats Ivan Koloff in New York, to become WWF wrestling champion.Ref: 5
1972*Commissioner Bowie Kuhn announces the Special Committee on the Negro League Hall of Fame selection of Buck Leonard and Josh Gibson.Ref: 1
1973*'Early Bird' spring training is canceled until negotiations with the players' association are completed.Ref: 1
1975*Capitals only got one shot in a period against the Islanders.Ref: 5
1976*Largest crowd at Cleveland Coliseum (Cavaliers vs Washington-21,130).Ref: 5
1976*Jan Stephens wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Naples Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1981*Sally Little wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1981 US female Figure Skating championship won by Elaine Zayak.Ref: 5
1981 US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton.Ref: 5
1982*The longest-playing infield foursome is broken up as the Dodgers trade Davey Lopes to the A's for minor leaguer Lance Hudson. The second baseman had played with Steve Garvey, Ron Cey and Bill Russell since 1974.Ref: 1
1983*Baseball orders Mickey Mantle to sever ties with Claridge Casino.Ref: 5
1983*Champion thoroughbred Shergar kidnapped in Ireland; never found Lloyds of London pays $10.6 million insurance.Ref: 5
1983 Eric Peters sets transatlantic sailboat record (E-W)-46 days.Ref: 5
1983*Wayne Gretsky sets NHL all star record of 4 goals in 1 period.Ref: 5
1983*35th NHL All-Star Game Campbell beat Wales 9-3 at New York Islander.Ref: 5
1984*Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of the Los Angeles Lakers scored 27 points while leading his team to a 111-109 victory over the Boston Celtics. Abdul-Jabbar passed Wilt Chamberlain’s NBA career record of 12,682 field goals on this night.Ref: 4
1984*The XIV Winter Olympics opened in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia (now Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina). Some 1,579 athletes from 50 nations participated. The Olympic facilities have since been all but destroyed by the war in Bosnia.Ref: 4
1984*A's take Yankees pitcher Tim Belcher as Type A free agent compensation.Ref: 5
1985*Bruce Morris, Marshall University, makes a 92' 5¼" basketball shot.Ref: 5
1985 Michael Gross swims world record 800 meter freestyle (7:38.75).Ref: 5
1986*Billy Olson, who actually claimed that he was afraid of heights, broke an indoor pole vault record for the seventh time in four months. He vaulted 19 feet, 5-1/2 inches.Ref: 4
1986*5' 7" Spud Webb of Atlanta Hawks wins NBA Slam Dunk Competition.Ref: 5
1986 US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano.Ref: 5
1987*The West beat the East in the NBA All-Star Game. A record was set for total points scored. The West won 154-149 in overtime.Ref: 4
1987*Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1989*Jockey Chris Antley begins record of 64 consecutive winning days.Ref: 5
1991*Roger Clemens signs record $5,380,250 per year Red Sox contract.Ref: 5
1992*The XVIth Winter Olympic Games opened in Albertville, France. The games ran through Feb 23 and included 64 countries with 1801 athletes, 488 of whom were women.Ref: 4
1994*Jack Nicholson uses a golf club to attack a car.Ref: 5
1996*An agreement was reached between the city of Cleveland, the NFL and Art Modell, permitting Modell to move his football franchise, the Cleveland Browns, to Baltimore. As part of the agreement, the name Browns, its team colors, and storied history would remain in the proud city of Cleveland.Ref: 4
1998*NHL stops season until Feb 24th to accommodate the Olympics.Ref: 5
1998*First female ice hockey game in Olympics history Finland beats Sweden 6-0.Ref: 5
1998*48th NBA All-Star Game East beats West 135-114 at NYC.Ref: 5
2000*Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson reached a settlement Monday with two women who alleged the boxer assaulted them at a restaurant in the nation's capital, The Washington Post reported in its Tuesday and Chevelle Butts, both 33, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt. They said they were in the Au Pied de Cochon restaurant in the city's Georgetown neighborhood on March, 1, 1998, when Tyson grabbed Cole and requested a sexual relationship. They alleged Tyson, who served time in an Indiana prison for a rape conviction, swore at Butts after learning she was a correctional officer. In papers filed by Tyson's lawyers, six witnesses said the boxer was verbally harassed by the women and was not abusive. Cole and Butts were seeking a total of $7.5 million in damages. Lawyers for both sides said they agreed to keep terms of the settlement confidential.Ref: 98
1735 First opera in US, "Flora", opens in Charleston SC.Ref: 5
1776 Wolfgang von Goethes' "Stella" premieres in Hamburg.Ref: 5
1862*Dion Boucicault's opera "The Lily of Killarney" is produced (London).Ref: 5
1895*Tchaikovsky/Petipa's "Swan Lake" premieres in Petersburg.Ref: 5
1896 Georges Feydeaus' "Le Dindon" premieres in Paris.Ref: 5
1911*Victor Herbert's opera "Natoma" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1915 D.W. Griffith's "Birth of a Nation" premiers under the original title "The Clansman" at Clune's Auditorium in Los Angeles. (Ref: Gish, Lillian, "The Movies, Mr. Griffith and Me", ISBN 0-916515-40-0, 1968)) 
1918*The Stars and Stripes, the weekly newspaper of the American Expeditionary Forces, was published for the first time.Ref: 4
1923 German NSDAP Volkischer Beobachter newspaper becomes a daily.Ref: 5
1924 John Joseph Carty of the Bell Telephone System spoke in Chicago, IL. His speech was carried across the nation on the first coast-to-coast radio hookup. An estimated 50-million people heard the speech.Ref: 4
1925*Kaufman & Berlin's "Coconuts" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1926 Sean O'Casey's "The Plough & the Stars" opens at Abbey Theatre Dublin.Ref: 5
1927*The original version of the motion picture, Getting Gertie’s Garter, opened at the Hippodrome Theatre in New York City. The movie centered on a young lawyer who, believe it or not, didn’t know the difference between a bracelet and a garter.Ref: 4
1930*"Happy Days Are Here Again" by Benny Mereoff hits #1.Ref: 5
1937*Maxwell Anderson's "Masque of Kings" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1940*Lewis & Hamilton's musical "Two for the Show" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1942 Stravinsky's "Danses Concertantes" premieres in Los Angeles.Ref: 5
1946*Béla Bartòks 3rd Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Philadelphia PA.Ref: 5
1952*"RCA Victor Show Starring Dennis Day" debuts on NBC TV.Ref: 5
1957*San Francisco Public Library's bookmobile initiated in front of City Hall.Ref: 5
1960*U.S. Congressional investigators began exploring the influence of payola in the radio and record industries. Alan Freed and American Bandstand host, Dick Clark, among others, were called to testify.Ref: 4
1963*First transmission of Clandestine Voice of Iraqi People (Communist).Ref: 5
1964 Peter Shaffer's "Royal Hunt of the Sun" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1965*Supremes release "Stop In the Name of Love".Ref: 5
1967*Peter (Asher) & Gordon (Waller) discontinue their singing partnership.Ref: 5
1969 The last issue of the Saturday Evening Post was published, ending a magazine tradition that began in 1821.Ref: 4
1973*Jean Kerrs "Finishing Touches" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1974*"Good Times," debuts on CBS TV.Ref: 5
1974*Ringo Starr releases "You're 16".Ref: 5
1974*Soap opera "The Secret Storm" ends a 20 year run.Ref: 5
1981*"5 O'Clock Girl" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 12 performances.Ref: 5
1981*"Brigadoon" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 133 performances.Ref: 5
1983*Tina Howe's "Painting Churches" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1985*The Dukes of Hazzard ended its 6-1/2 year run on CBS television. The series was credited with using more stunt men than any other TV series in history. The show had used as many as eight cars per episode when the crash sequences got complicated. Waylon Jennings did the theme song, The Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol’ Boys).Ref: 4
1990*CBS News suspended resident humorist Andy Rooney for racial comments he supposedly made to a gay magazine, comments Rooney denied making.Ref: 70
1990 David Hares "Racing Demon" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1992*The single by R*S*F (Right Said Fred), I’m Too Sexy, was #1 in the U.S. It was a smash, staying at number one for three weeks, then dropping to number two for three more. “I’m too sexy for my car; too sexy for my car; Too sexy by far; And I’m too sexy for my hat; Too sexy for my hat; what do you think about that...”Ref: 4
1993*General Motors sued NBC, alleging that the program "Dateline NBC" had rigged two crashes to show that GM pickups were prone to fires. NBC settled the lawsuit the following day.Ref: 70
1994*Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee charge with possession of loaded firearm.Ref: 5
412*St. Proclus, Patriarch of Constantinople, is born,Ref: 2
1291*Afonso IV King of Portugal (1325-57), is born.Ref: 5
1552*Théodore-Agrippa d'Aubigné French/Swiss historian/poet (Tragiques), is born.Ref: 5
1577*Robert Burton writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy), is born.Ref: 5
1586*Jacob Praetorius composer, is born.Ref: 5
1591*Il Guercino, Italian fresco painter, is born.Ref: 70
1612*Samuel Butler England, poet/satirist (Hudibras) (baptized), is born.Ref: 5
1677*Jacques Cassini, French astronomer, is born.Ref: 70
1700*Daniel Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician, is born.Ref: 70
1708*Vaclav Jan Kopriva composer, is born.Ref: 5
1712*L Joseph de Montcalm de Saint-Véran French General in America, is born.Ref: 5
1741*Andre-Ernest-Modeste Gretry composer, is born.Ref: 5
1764*Joseph Leopold von Eybler Austrian composer, is born.Ref: 5
1783*Simon Kenton's first son is born, known his whole life by his father and mother's first names: Simon Ruth Kenton.Ref: 58
1789*Ludwig Wilhelm Maurer composer, is born.Ref: 5
1793*Simon Kenton's son Simon Jr. is born.Ref: 58
1795*Friedlieb F Runge German chemist (Chinoline), is born.Ref: 5
1795*Moritz G [Moses] Saphir Hungarian journalist/serial writer, is born.Ref: 5
1807 Franciscus J van Vree Dutch Catholic foreman, is born.Ref: 5
1810*Norbert Burgmuller composer, is born.Ref: 5
1811*Edwin Denison Morgan Secretary of War (Confederacy), dies in 1883, is born.Ref: 5
1813*Jacob G Agarah Swedish algologist, is born.Ref: 5
1817*Richard Stoddert Ewell Lieutenant General (Confederate Army), dies in 1872, is born.Ref: 5
1818*Austin Blair Governor/MC (Union), died in 1894, is born.Ref: 5
1819*John Ruskin writer/critic/artist/Gothic Revivalist (Prerafaelite), is born.Ref: 5
1820*William Tecumseh Sherman, famous for his march through Georgia, is born.Ref: 68
1822*Maxime Du Camp France, writer/traveler (Les Buveurs de Cendres), is born.Ref: 5
1824*Barnard Elliot Bee Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1861, is born.Ref: 5
1828*Antonio Cagnoni composer, is born.Ref: 5
1828*Antonio Cánovas del Castillo premier of Spain, is born.Ref: 5
1828*Jules Verne ‘the father of science fiction’: writer: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World in Eighty Days; is born in France.Ref: 4
1851*Kate (O'Flaherty ) Chopin, novelist, short story writer (The Awakening), is born.Ref: 2
1852*Nikolai Garin [Michailovski] Russian author (Tjoma Kartashov), is born.Ref: 5
1859 John H Been town's archivist of Brielle (Baasje & Witkop), is born.Ref: 5
1865*Birth of Lewis E. Jones, American YMCA director. Jones was also a writer of hymns, and his most enduring contribution (which he both wrote and composed) was "Power in the Blood."Ref: 5
1876*Paula Modersohn-Becker German "entartet" painter, is born.Ref: 5
1878*Martin Buber German/Israeli philosopher/theologist (Ich und Du), is born.Ref: 5
1880*Franz Marc German painter (Blaue Reiter), is born.Ref: 5
1882*George Siegmann actor (Birth of Nation, Queen of Sheba, Oliver Twist), is born.Ref: 5
1883*Joseph A Schumpeter Austria/US economist/minister of finance, is born.Ref: 5
1885*Dame Edith Evans London England, actress (Tom Jones, David Copperfield), is born.Ref: 5
1886*Charlie Ruggles Los Angeles CA, actor (The Ruggles, Aesop-Bullwinkle Show), is born.Ref: 5
1888*Dame Edith Evans actress: Scrooge, Look Back in Anger, David Copperfield, The Madwoman of Chaillot; is born.Ref: 4
1888*Matthijs Vermeulen Dutch composer/music critic, is born.Ref: 5
1890 Claro Mayo Recto Filipino nationalist/opponent of US colonialism, is born.Ref: 5
1890 Adolphe Menjou is born.Ref: 10
1891*Edgar Palm Curaçao, pianist/composer, is born.Ref: 5
1892 Fritz Todt German Reichs minister (Organization Todt), is born.Ref: 5
1894*King Vidor, American film director, is born.Ref: 70
1894*Ludwig Marcuse German philosopher, is born.Ref: 5
1895*King Vidor director (War & Peace, Stella Dallas), is born.Ref: 5
1896*Orville Caldwell California, actor (Patsy, French Doll, Last Warning), is born.Ref: 5
1900*Guy Douglas Hamilton Warrack composer, is born.Ref: 5
1900 John Cameron judge, is born.Ref: 5
1901*Janina Spychajowa-Kurkowska Poland, women's world champion archer, is born.Ref: 5
1902*Lyle Talbot [Lysle Hollywood], Pittsburgh PA, actor (Glen or Glenda), is born.Ref: 5
1903 Abdulrahman minister of Internal affairs/premier of Malaysia, is born.Ref: 5
1904*Igor' Fyodorovich Belza composer, is born.Ref: 5
1905*Truman Bradley Missouri, TV host (Science Fiction Theater), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Artur Balsam Polish/US pianist (Begeleidde Menuhin, Milstein), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Henry Roth Austria-Hungary/US writer (Call it Sleep), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Chester F. Carlson, physicist, inventor of xerography, the electrostatic dry-copy process, is born.Ref: 2
1908*Grigor Eghiazaryan composer, is born.Ref: 5
1908*Leslie Kenneth O'Brien Lord O'Brien of Lothbury, missionary, is born.Ref: 5
1908*Myron McCormick Albany, actor (Hustler, Jolson Sings Again), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Henry Roth writer, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Anne Aitken [nee Hopkins], Chicago IL, co-founder-Diamond Sangha, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Elizabeth Bishop US poet (North & South)/Pulitzer Prize (1956), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Henri Knap Dutch resistance fighter/journalist/writer, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Simon Jurovsky composer, is born.Ref: 5
1913*Betty Field Boston MA, actress (Kings Row, Bus Stop), is born.Ref: 5
1913*John Grandy British Royal Air Force-marshal, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Bert Haas baseball player, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Jules van Ackere Flemish musicologist (Eternal Music), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Lambros Georges Guetary Worloou singer, is born.Ref: 5
1918 John Intoxication resistance fighter, is born.Ref: 5
1918*Lord Max Rayne English broker/multi-millionaire, is born.Ref: 5
1919*Buddy Morrow (Moe Zudekoff) bandleader: Night Train, Hey Mrs. Jones, theme from Man with the Golden Arm, is born.Ref: 4
1920*Actress Lana Turner (Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner) is born in Wallace ID.Ref: 24
1920*Buddy Blattner baseball player, is born.Ref: 5
1921*Hoot Evers baseball player, is born.Ref: 5
1921*Lana (Julia Jean) Turner actress: Ziegfeld Girl, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Madame X, Love Finds Andy Hardy; died June 29, 1995Ref: 4
1922*Joeri Averbach Russian chess grandmaster, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Andrew MacElhone bar owner, is born.Ref: 5
1924*Joe Black baseball player, is born.Ref: 5
1924*Audrey Meadows, Emmy Award-winning actress: The Jackie Gleason Show [1955]; The Honeymooners, That Touch of Mink; sister of actress, Jayne Meadows; is born in Wu Chang China. died Feb 3, 1996Ref: 68
1925*Raimondo d'Inzeo It, equestrian (Olympics-gold/2 silver/3 bronze-1948-76), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Alvin Brehm composer, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Jack Lemmon (John Uhler Lemmon III) Academy Award-winning actor: Mr. Roberts [1955], Save the Tiger [1973]; The Apartment, The Odd Couple, Grumpy Old Men series, Some Like It Hot, The China Syndrome, Airport ’77, The Fortune Cookie, Irma La Douce, Days of Wine and Roses, Bell, Book and Candle, My Fellow Americans, Out to Sea; is born in Boston MA.Ref: 4
1926*Neal Cassaday, writer, counterculture proponent, is born.Ref: 2
1927*John T Myers (Representative-R-IN, 1967- ), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Zdenek Zouhar composer, is born.Ref: 5
1928 Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher lawyer, is born.Ref: 5
1930*Jim Dooley football: Chicago Bears; head coach: Chicago Bears [1968-1971: 20-36-0], is born.Ref: 4
1930*Alejandro Rey Buenos Aires, actor (Carlos-Flying Nun), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Arlan Stangeland (Representative-R-MN, 1977- ), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Catherine Hardy Carollton GA, 4x100 meter runner (Olympics-gold-1952), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Manuel Castillo composer, is born.Ref: 5
1931*James Dean, film actor and 1950s teenage icon (Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden, Giant), is born in Marion IN.Ref: 2
1932 Jan H Christiaanse president Dutch political party (CDA), is born.Ref: 5
1932*John Towner Williams Flushing NY, composer/conductor (Boston Pops), is born.Ref: 5
1932*John WilliamsRef: 4
1933*Jack Larson Los Angeles CA, actor (Jimmy Olsen on the original Superman TV show), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Elly Ameling Rotterdam Holland, soprano (Ilya-Idomeneo), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Elly Ameling Rotterdam Holland, soprano (Ilya-Idomeneo), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Galina Bystrova USSR, pentathlete (1957, 58), is born.Ref: 5
1935 Vincent Weir 3rd baron Inverforth Scottish shipping magnate, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Cletis Boyer 3rd baseman (New York Yankees), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Larry Verne, singer (Please Mr. Custer), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Joe Raposa composer/songwriter (Sesame Street), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Manfred Krug Duisburg Germany, actor (Boxer), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Billy Cannon football: Heisman Trophy winner: LSU [1959]; Oakland Raiders tight end: Super Bowl II, is born.Ref: 4
1938*Ray Sharpe singer, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Gerrit Lakmaaker sculptor/painter (Leidsepleingroep), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Susan Clark Ontario, actress (Katherine-Webster), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Ted Koppel Lancashire England, newscaster (ABC Nightline), is born.Ref: 68
1940*Averil Cameron British historian, is born.Ref: 5
1940*Talib Rasul Hakim composer, is born.Ref: 5
1941*Tom Rush New Hampshire, rock guitarist/vocalist (Circle Game, Urge For Going), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Nick Nolte Omaha NB, actor (Under Fire, Lorenzo's Oil, Teachers, 48 Hours, North Dallas 40), is born.Ref: 68
1942*Robert Klein Bronx, comedian/actor (Hooper, Deadly Rivals), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Fritz Peterson baseball pitcher (New York Yankees), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Terry Melcher, Rip Chords, Doris Day's son, is born.Ref: 5
1943*Creed Bratton musician: guitar, banjo, sitar: group: The Grass Roots: Sooner or Later, Let’s Live for Today, is born.Ref: 4
1943*Bob (Robert Lee) Oliver baseball: Pittsburgh Pirates, KC Royals, California Angels, Baltimore Orioles, NY Yankees, is born.Ref: 4
1943*Jose de Almeida Prado composer, is born.Ref: 5
1944*Bunky Henry golf: PGA Tour, SPGA Tour; football: 21st Gator Bowl [1965], Georgia Tech Hall of Fame, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Jim Capaldi rocker (Traffic), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Paul Wheatbread rocker (Gary Puckett & Union Gap-Young Girl), is born.Ref: 5
1946*"Fito" Adolpho De La Parra Los Angeles CA, rocker (Canned Heat-Hot Money), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Larry Walton football: Detroit Lions, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Dan Seals McCamey TX, vocalist (England Dan & John Ford Coley-I'd Really Love to See You Tonight, Nights Are Forever Without You, Meet Me in Montana), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Brooke Adams New York NY, actress (Cynthia-OK Crackerby, Body Snatchers), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Scott Allen USA, skater (Olympics-bronze-1964), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Julia Barr Fort Wayne IN, actress (Brooke-All My Children), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Jose Armando Lopez-Falcon Cuba, cosmonaut, is born.Ref: 5
1950*Michael Goodroe rock bassist (Motels-Only the Lonely), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Ted Turner rocker (Wishbone Ash), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Camille LaPierre NHLer, is born.Ref: 5
1952*Nancy Lord Libertarian Vice-President candidate (1992), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Hans Van de Lubbe Dutch bassist/singer (Dike), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Mary Steenburgen actress: Nixon, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Back to the Future, Part 3, Parenthood, Melvin and Howard, is born in Newport AR.Ref: 4
1954*"Sensational" Sherri Martel [Russell], New Orleans LA, wrestler (WWF/AWA), is born.Ref: 5
1955*John Grisham, author: A Time to Kill, The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Rainmaker; attorney; legislator, is born in Jonesboro AR. (also TWA, 1998)Ref: 4
1955*Ethan Phillips actor (Neelix-Star Trek Voyager), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Jim "the Anvil" Neidhart wrestler (WWF/WCW/NJPW/CWFI/Calgary), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Barry Miller New York NY, actor (Joe & Sons, Szysznyk), is born.Ref: 68
1959*Irina Kalinina USSR, springboard diver (Olympics-gold-1980), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Pamela Jean Bryant Indpls IN, playmate (April, 1978), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Heinz Gunthardt Switzerland, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1960*Dino Ciccarelli Ontario, NHL right wing (Minnesota North Stars, Washington Capitals), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Alex Scott, British horse trainer, is born.Ref: 5
1960*Linda Fratianne Los Angeles CA, figure skater (Olympics-silver-1980), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Sammy Llanas rocker (Bodeans), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Vince Neil [Wharton] California, rock vocalist (Mötley Crüe-Girls Girls Girls), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Raleigh McKenzie NFL center/guard (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Dennis Gibson NFL inside linebacker (San Diego Chargers), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Carmen Savy Brisbane Queensland, golfer (1990 Brisbane & District), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Jim Thornton NFL tight end (Houston Oilers), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Lee Knight CFL full back (Hamilton Tiger Cats), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Mathilda May Paris France, actress (Lifeforce), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Rod Bernstine NFL running back (Denver Broncos), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Terry McDaniel NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Raiders), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Gary Coleman Zion IL, actor (Arnold-Diff'rent Strokes), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Kirk Muller Kingston, NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Yvon Corriveau Ontario, NHL left wing (Washington Capitals), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Gary Coleman actor: Diff’rent Strokes, Webster, The Kid from Left Field, The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins, is born.Ref: 4
1968*Joy Fawcett Inglewood CA, soccer defender (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Ron Goetz CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Herb Hohenberger hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Mary McCormack actress, (Murder One, Private Parts), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Alonzo Mourning basketball: Georgetown Univ; NBA: Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat; earnings: $110 million over 7 yearsRef: 4
1971*Heidi Mark Columbus OH, playmate (July 1995), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Marcus Pollard NFL tight end (Indpls Colts), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Andreas Gliatis soccer player (NEC), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Dave Dopek Bolingbrook IL, 200 meter runner, is born.Ref: 5
1973*Eric Kresser quarterback (Cincinnati Bengals), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Michelle Brogan Australian basketball forward (Olympics-bronze-96), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Tom King Australian 470 class yachtsman (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Damon Denson guard (New England Patriots), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Joshua Morrow Juneau AK, actor (Nicholas Newman-Young & Restless), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Holly Manthei Edina MN, soccer midfielder/forward (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Jim Parque Norwalk CA, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96), is born.Ref: 5
1978*Christa Williams Houston TX, softball pitcher (Olympics-gold-96), is born.Ref: 5
1979*Tara Tucker Miss Alabama Teen-USA (1997), is born.Ref: 5
1981*Tommy Michaels Staten Island NY, actor (Timmy Hutton-All My Children)Ref: 5
1124*Stefanus of Thiers/Muret founder of order of Grammond/saint, dies.Ref: 5
1245*Johannes de Rupella/de la Rochelle French theologist, dies.Ref: 5
1303*Nanshu Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/founder (Zounan temple), dies.Ref: 5
1513*Alonso de Ojeda Spanish explorer (Curaçao & Bonaire), dies.Ref: 5
1526*Heavy storm strikes Dutch coast, many die.Ref: 5
1587*Mary (Stuart), Queen of Scots is beheaded at age 44 in Fotheringhay Castle for her alleged part in the conspiracy to usurp Elizabeth I.Ref: 2
1611*Jan H Van Linschoten traveller/writer (Reys-Gheschrift), dies.Ref: 5
1650*John Adriaensz hydraulic engineer (Haarlemmermeer), dies at about 74.Ref: 5
1676*Aleksei M Romanov Czar of Russia, dies at 46.Ref: 5
1686 François Tak Dutch diplomat on Java, murdered.Ref: 5
1691*Carlo di Girolamo Rainaldi Italian architect/composer, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1709*Giuseppi Torelli Italian composer, dies at 50.Ref: 5
1725*Peter the Great (Peter Alekseyevich) Piotr Alekseevich Romanov) (Peter I: Russian Czar [1682-1721], Emperor of Russia [1721-1725]; dies at age 52. (Julian Calendar)Ref: 4
1749*Jan van Huysum Dutch still life painter, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1750*Aaron Hill English playwright/poet (Tragedy of Zara), dies at age 64.Ref: 70
1751*Niccolo Salvi, Italian sculptor, dies at age 53.Ref: 70
1771*Augusta von Saxen-Gotha German prince Frederick Louis of Wales, dies.Ref: 5
1797*Johann Friedrich Doles composer, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1801*Johann Chrysostomus Drexel composer, dies at 43.Ref: 5
1821*Paul Anton Wineberger composer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1824*Rhijnvis Feith Dutch mayor/writer (Zwolle, Julia), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1849*France Preseren Slovenian poet (Sonetni Venec), dies at 48.Ref: 5
1849*François-Antoine Habeneck composer, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1851*Death of Alexander Haldane, 83. In 1797 he founded the Society for Propagating the Gospel at Home, after discovering that the Church of Scotland was as little interested in home missions as it was in foreign missions.Ref: 5
1874*David F Strauss German theologist, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1878*Elias M Fries Swedish botanist (mycologicum), dies at 83.Ref: 5
1884*Arnold Henry Guyot Swiss/US geologist/meteorologist, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1897*Antonio Cánovas del Castillo premier of Spain, murdered at 69.Ref: 5
1905*Cyclone hits Tahiti & adjacent islands, killing some 10,000 people.Ref: 5
1907*Hendrik W Bakhuis Roozeboom chemist (fasenleer), dies at 52.Ref: 5
1909*Edouard Silas composer, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1909*Mieczyslaw Karlowicz composer, dies at 32.Ref: 5
1911*Gustaf Fröding Swedish poet (Grabstänk), dies at 50.Ref: 5
1920*Richard Dehmel writer, dies at 56.Ref: 5
1921*Peter Kropotkin Russian Prince/geologist/revolutionary anarchist, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1923*Coal mine explosion at Dawson NM kills 120.Ref: 5
1924*Tong Lee, a member of a Chinese gang convicted of murdering a rival gang member, becomes the first person executed by lethal gas in American history, in Carson City, Nevada.Ref: 3
1924*Gee John US mobster (1st executed in gas chamber-Nevada), dies.Ref: 5
1931*Gas explosion Fire in Fushun-coal mine, Manchuria kills 3,000.Ref: 5
1932*Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll mobster, killed by Dutch Schultz gang.Ref: 5
1935*Max Liebermann German impressionist painter/graphic artist, dies at 87.Ref: 5
1936*Charles Curtis, American Indian, 31st U.S. Vice President under Herbert Hoover from 1929-1933, dies at age 76.Ref: 4
1937*Scato Gocko de Vries Dutch paleographer/librarian, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1942*Fritz Todt German Reichs minister (Organization Todt), dies at 50.Ref: 5
1946*Miles Mander actor/director (Murder, 3 Musketeers), dies at 57.Ref: 5
1947*Ernest Samuel Williams composer, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1949*Franco Leoni composer, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1949*Leonid Alexeyevich Polovinkin composer, dies at 54.Ref: 5
1953*Cliff Clark actor (Golden Hoofs, Kid Glove Killer), dies at 63.Ref: 5
1954*Mabel Paige actress (Lucky Jordan), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1956*At the age of 93, Connie Mack (Cornelius Alexander McGillicudy) dies in Philadelphia; he is Major League Baseball's all-time winningest manager.Ref: 4
1956*Mine disaster in Quaregnon Belgium, 8 die.Ref: 5
1957*John Lewis von Neumann, promoter of the stored program concept, whose logical design of the IAS became the prototype of most of its successors - the von Neumann Architecture, dies at age 53.Ref: 68
1957*Walther Bothe, German atomic physicist, Nobel-1954, dies at age 66.Ref: 5
1959*William J Donovan, American Director of the O.S.S. in WW2, dies at age 76.Ref: 70
1961*William Duncan actor (Hopalong Rides Again), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1963*Abdul Karim Kassem PM of Iraq (58-63), assassinated in Baghdad at 48.Ref: 5
1963*George Dolenz Italian actor (Count of Monte Cristo), dies at 55.Ref: 5
1964*Tom Terriss English director (His Buddy's Wife, Sumuru), dies at 91.Ref: 5
1965*(Long Island) Eastern DC-7B crashes into Atlantic off Jones Beach NJ, kills 84.Ref: 5
1968*Three college students died in a confrontation with highway patrolmen in Orangeburg, S.C., during a civil rights protest against a whites-only bowling alley.Ref: 70
1968 J Borremans Belgian politician (Communist), dies at 56.Ref: 5
1974*Fritz Zwicky Swiss/US astronomer (supernova), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1974*Fern Andra dies at 80.Ref: 5
1975*Martyn Green, English singer and actor; Gilbert and Sullivan star, dies at age 76.Ref: 70
1979*Nikolay Semyonovich Tikhonov Russian poet, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1982*John Hay Whitney, American sportsman, publisher (NY Herald Tribune, 1961-7), financier and philanthropist, dies at age 77Ref: 70
1985*Marvin Miller St Louis Mo, actor (Space Patrol, Millionaire), dies.Ref: 5
1985*Tom Greenway actor (Miami Story), dies of a heart attack at 75.Ref: 5
1987*Harriet MacGibbon actress (Mrs Drysdale-Beverly Hillbillies), dies.Ref: 5
1987*Bronislawa Wajs [Papuscha] writer, dies.Ref: 5
1987 Hendrik Koekoek founder (Dutch Boer party), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1988*Allan Cuthbertson actor (Running Man, 7th Dawn), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1989*144 people were killed when an American-chartered Boeing 707 filled with Italian tourists slammed into a fog-covered mountain in the Azores. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1989*Maurits Kok Dutch writer/poet (Railroad Strike), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1990*Singer Del Shannon (Charles Westover), 55, shot himself in the head with a .22 caliber rifle at his home in Santa Clarita, California. He was 50. Shannon’s first and biggest hit was Runaway, which hit number one in the U.S. April 24, 1961. His other top-20 singles included Hats Off to Larry, Little Town Flirt and Keep Searchin’ (We’ll Follow the Sun).Ref: 4
1992*Baruch Lumet actor (Killer Shrews), dies at 93.Ref: 5
1993*Casper van den Berg Dutch poet (Fashionable inconvenience), dies.Ref: 5
1993*Douglas Heyes director/writer (Kitten with a Whip), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1993*Eliot Janeway financial columnist (Eliot Doomsday), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1993*Franz Schnyder Swiss director (10th of May), dies at 82.Ref: 5
1993 Paul Brickhill Dutch/US WWII pilot/physician, dies.Ref: 5
1993*Suchoi-24 crashes into Tupolev passenger flight, 134 die.Ref: 5
1994*Jacob Firet Dutch theologist (Agogic Moment), dies at 70.Ref: 5
1994*Ken Hall Australian director/producer (Kokoda front line), dies at 92.Ref: 5
1994*Raymond Scott composer (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 85.Ref: 5
1995*6.4 earthquake at Trujillo, Colombia (46+ killed).Ref: 5
1995*B G Hooghoudt radio-telescope builder (Dwingeloo/Westerbork), dies at 70.Ref: 5
1995*Wilhelm J Soukop Austrian/British sculptor, dies at 88.Ref: 5
1996*John Hartford Worlock Roman Catholic Bishop (Liverpool), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1996*Mercer Kennedy Ellington, only son of Duke Ellington, trumpeter bandleader/composer, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1997*Roy George Elroy Josephs jazz dance teacher, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1998*William Lambert Pulitzer prize-winning reporter, dies at 78Ref: 5
1999*Jordan's King Hussein was laid to rest during a funeral in Amman attended by dignitaries including President Clinton and former presidents Ford, Carter and Bush.Ref: 70
1999*Dame Iris Murdoch, British novelist (A Severed Head, The Black Prince), dies.Ref: 70
2000*Doug Henning magician/illusionist: The World of Magic [TV], The Magic Show [Broadway rock musical]; dies.Ref: 4
2002*William T. Dillard Sr, the man who built Dillard's department store into one of the nation's largest retail chains, dies at age 87. (XDG, p 8A, 1/01/2003)Ref: 83

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