Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
February 13th

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167*Polycarp, a disciple of St. John and bishop of Smyrna, is martyred on the west coast of Asia Minor.Ref: 2
1130*Gregorio de' Papareschi elected as Pope Innocent II.Ref: 5
1349*Jews are expelled from Burgsordf Switzerland.Ref: 5
1545*Willem of Nassau becomes prince of Orange.Ref: 5
1566*St Augustine FL founded.Ref: 5
1601*John Lancaster leads first East India Company voyage from London.Ref: 5
1633*Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for trial before Inquisition for professing belief that earth revolves around the Sun.Ref: 5
1635*The oldest public school in the United States, the Boston Public Latin School, was founded.Ref: 70
1668 Treaty of Lisbon Spain recognizes Portugal.Ref: 5
1689*British Parliament adopts the Bill of Rights.Ref: 2
1689*William III and Mary proclaimed King and Queen of England succeeding James II who abdicated in 1688.Ref: 17
1766*Before the House of Commons in London, Benjamin Franklin declares that the Stamp Act could not be enforced. 
1777*Marquis de Sade arrested without charge, imprisoned in Vincennes fortress.Ref: 5
1786*Abraham Baldwin selected president of University of Georgia.Ref: 5
1795*First state university in US opens, University of North Carolina.Ref: 5
1799*First US law regulating insurance passed, by Massachusetts.Ref: 5
1816*Teatro San Carlo in Naples destroyed by fire.Ref: 5
1826*The American Temperance Society (later renamed the American Temperance Union) was organized in Boston. It quickly grew into a national crusade, and within a decade over 8,000 similar groups had been formed, boasting a total of 1.5 million members.Ref: 5
1832*First appearance of cholera at London.Ref: 5
1837*Riot in New York over high price of flour.Ref: 5
1849*Otterbein College was chartered in Westerville, Ohio, under sponsorship of the United Brethren Church.Ref: 5
1860 King Basse Kajuara departs Boni South-Celebes.Ref: 5
1861*At 11:55AM Abraham Lincoln makes a brief stop in Xenia Ohio en route to his inauguration. (XDG, p 6A, 5/27/2003)Ref: 83
1861*Abraham Lincoln declared President.Ref: 5
1861*Colonel Bernard Irwin attacks & defeats hostile Chiricahua Indians.Ref: 5
1866*Frank and Jesse James, Cole Younger and others rob the Clay County Savings Bank of $60,000 in the first organized bank robbery.Ref: 52
1886*Painter Thomas Eakins resigns from Philadelphia Academy of Art after controversy over use of male nudes in a coed art class.Ref: 5
1889*Norman Coleman became the first U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. He had previously held the title of Commissioner of Agriculture.Ref: 4
1899*-1ºF (-18ºC) New Orleans LA.Ref: 5
1899*-2ºF (-19ºC) Tallahassee FL (state record).Ref: 5
1899*-16ºF (-27ºC), Minden LA (state record).Ref: 5
1905*-29ºF (-34ºC) Pond AR (state record).Ref: 5
1905*-40ºF (-40ºC) Lebanon KS (state record).Ref: 5
1905*-40ºF (-40ºC) Warsaw MO (state record).Ref: 5
1906*(Shipp) Parden and Hutchins file a motion for a new trial. Judge McReynolds denies the motion, holding that it was filed one day too late.Ref: 87
1907*English suffragettes storm British Parliament & 60 women are arrested.Ref: 5
1913*The US Navy begins operation of its first radio station, in Arlington VA (XDG, p 4A, 2/13/2001)Ref: 83
1917*Mati Hari arrested by the French police as a spy.Ref: 10
1920*The League of Nations recognizes the perpetual neutrality of Switzerland.Ref: 70
1920*Switzerland rejoins League of Nations.Ref: 5
1925*US Congress makes Surpreme Court appeal more difficult.Ref: 5
1929*Cruiser Act OKs construction of 19 new cruisers & an aircraft carrier.Ref: 5
1934 Austrian Dollfuss government bans socialistic party.Ref: 5
1935*First US surgical operation for relief of angina pectoris, Cleveland OH.Ref: 5
1935*A jury in Flemington, N.J., found Bruno Richard Hauptmann guilty of first-degree murder in the kidnap-death of the infant son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. Hauptmann was later executed.Ref: 70
1936*First social security checks are put in the mail.Ref: 2
1936*The Lutheran Army and Navy Commission was organized by the Missouri Synod for the purpose of commissioning chaplains for military service and to minister to Lutheran personnel among the military overseas. In 1947 its name was changed to the Armed Services Commission.Ref: 5
1948*Wright Flyer, first plane to fly, returns to US from England.Ref: 5
1950*World's first nuclear accident: B-36 bomber en route from Alaska to TX drops bomb into Pacific.Ref: 10
1953*(Rosenberg) The Pope asks the United States to grant clemency to convicted spies Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.Ref: 2
1953*Lyndon Johnson becomes the youngest Democratic Leader in the history of the US Senate. (XDG, p 4A, 2/13/2001)Ref: 83
1955 Israel acquires 4 of 7 Dead Sea scrolls.Ref: 5
1957*Southern Christian Leadership Conference organizes in New Orleans.Ref: 5
1959*Miro Cardon, premier of Cuba, resigns.Ref: 5
1960*France performs first nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria.Ref: 5
1966*USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR.Ref: 5
1969*Suriname government of Pengel resigns.Ref: 5
1970*General Motors is reportedly redesigning automobiles to run on unleaded fuel.Ref: 2
1970 Man-eating tiger is reported to have killed 48, 80 km from New Delhi.Ref: 5
1973*US dollar devalues 10%.Ref: 5
1973*The National Council of U.S. Catholic Bishops announced that anyone undergoing or performing an abortion would be excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church.Ref: 5
1974*Dissident Nobel writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from USSR.Ref: 5
1975 Cyprus premier Denktash proclaims Turkish-Cypriot Federation.Ref: 5
1978*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1979*Washington State's Hood Canal Bridge breaks up in windstorm.Ref: 5
1981 Longest sentence published by New York Times-1286 words.Ref: 5
1984*6 year old Texan Stormie Jones gets first heart & liver transplant.Ref: 5
1984*Konstantin Chernenko was chosen to be general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party's Central Committee, succeeding the late Yuri Andropov.Ref: 70
1985*The Dow Jones industrial average closed at a record high of 1297.92 after it topped the 1300 mark earlier in the trading session. The market went on to post an increase of 21.31 points for the day.Ref: 4
1985 Polish police arrests 7 Solidarity leaders.Ref: 5
1986*In a report issued on this day by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, it was revealed that high school salaries for U.S. principals topped $70,000. The lowest salary reported for a high school principal was $15,200. The average salary for a high school principal was $49,670. On average, a principal would hand out more than 1,342,328,321 hours of detention in his or her career.Ref: 4
1988 European Community plans removal of inner boundaries on Jan 1, 1992.Ref: 5
1989*Kidnapped Belgian Premier Vanden Boeynants freed.Ref: 5
1990 At a conference in Ottawa, the United States and its European allies forged agreement with the Soviet Union and East Germany on a two-stage formula to reunite Germany.Ref: 70
1991 Syria tells Germany they are ready to recognize Israel.Ref: 5
1996*Dunblane, Scotland. 16 children and one teacher killed at Dunblane Primary School by Thomas Hamilton, who then killed himself. 10 others are wounded in attack.Ref: 88
1996 Bombay's name has changed to Mumbai according to the Economist.Ref: 10
1997*"Three Sisters" opens at Criterion Theater NYC.Ref: 5
1997*The Dow Jones industrial average broke through the 7,000 barrier for the first time, ending the day at 7,022.44.Ref: 70
1998*Dr David Satcher is sworn in as surgeon general during an Oval Office ceremony.Ref: 83
1998*The United Auto Workers reach a tentative agreement with Caterpillar Inc. (Union members rejected the agreement, which was revised and later ratified, ending a bitter, 6½ year dispute.) (XDG, p 4A, 2/13/2003)Ref: 83
1999*In his weekly radio address, President Clinton said as many as 4000 American troops would go to Kosovo as part of a NATO peacekeeping force if warring Serbs and ethnic Albanians reached a political settlement. (XDG, p 4A, 2/13/2003)Ref: 83
2001*A 7.4 earthquake hits southern Sumatera, Indonesia.Ref: 85
2002*John Walker Lindh pleaded innocent in federal court in Alexandria, Va., to conspiring to kill Americans and supporting the Taliban and terrorist organizations.Ref: 70
2002*Britain's Queen Elizabeth makes former NY mayor Rudolf Giuliani an honorary knight. (XDG, p 4A, 2/13/2003)Ref: 83
2002 Scotland bans fox hunting; it is now a criminal offense to hunt with dogs.Ref: 10
2003*Clare Harris, who'd run down her cheating husband with her Mercedes after catching him with his mistress, is convicted by a Houston jury of murder despite her claim that she'd hit him accidentally while in a heartsick daze. She would be sentenced to 20 years in prison. (XDG, p 4A, 2/13/2003)Ref: 83
2003*Last day in which cigarettes can be advertised in the press, billboards or anywhere else in UK.Ref: 10
2003*(Columbia Shuttle) The Columbia Accident Investigation Board says evidence shows something caused a hole that let superheated gases inot the shuttle's left wing. (USA Today, p 3A, 2/02/2004)Ref: 13
1651*Flemish missionary Joris van Geel departs to Congo.Ref: 5
1678*Tycho Brahe first sketches "Tychonic system" of solar system.Ref: 5
1858*Sir Richard Burton & John Speake explore Lake Tanganyika, Africa.Ref: 5
1895*Brothers Louis Jean and Auguste Lumiere receive a French patent on the movie projector.Ref: 17
1924*King Tut's tomb opened.Ref: 5
1959*The Barbie Doll is introduced. Over half a billion are sold in its first 30 yearsRef: 5
1961*Soviet Union fires a rocket from Sputnik V to Venus.Ref: 5
1980*Apollo Computer Inc incorporated.Ref: 5
1997*After a two-day chase, space shuttle Discovery’s astronauts hauled the Hubble Space Telescope aboard to begin a $350 million refurbishment. The mission’s objective was to replace worn-out components and install new ones to inctrease the performance of the telescope.Ref: 4
1510 Charles of Gelre conquerors Oldenzaal.Ref: 5
1706 Battle at Fraustadt Swedish army beats Russia/Saksen.Ref: 5
1755 Rebel leader Mangkubuni signs Treaty of Gianti Java.Ref: 5
1782*French fleet occupies St Christopher.Ref: 5
1809*French take Saragossa, Spain after a long siege.Ref: 5
1861*Col Bernard Irwin, asst. army surgeon, wins the first Medal of Honor in the US-Apache war in Arizona.Ref: 5
1862*The four day Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee, begins.Ref: 2
1864*Meridian Campaign fighting at Chunky Creek & Wyatt, Mississippi.Ref: 5
1865*The Confederacy approves the recruitment of slaves as soldiers, as long as the approval of their owners is gained.Ref: 2
1917*Afric, White Star liner, sunk by submarine.Ref: 38
1917*Chief of British Imperial General Staff Sir William Roberston expresses grave doubts about American fighting capabilities. 
1927 Uprising against Portuguese regime of General Carmona defeated.Ref: 5
1941*Nazi leaders attack Dutch Jewish Council.Ref: 5
1942*Entire California congressional delegation today said, "We recommend the immediate evacuation of all persons of Japanese lineage and all others, aliens and citizens alike, whose presence shall be deemed dangerous or inimical to the defense of the United States from all strategic areas."Ref: 37
1942*Hitler's Operation Seelöwe (invasion of England) cancelled.Ref: 5
1943*German assault on Sidi Bou Zid Tunisia, General Eisenhower visits front.Ref: 5
1943*Women's Marine Corps created.Ref: 5
1945*(and 14th) The Royal Air Force Bomber Command devastates the German city of Dresden by firestorm with night raids by 873 heavy bombers. The attacks are joined by 521 American heavy bombers flying daylight raids, killing 50,000.Ref: 2
1945*USSR captures Budapest, Hungary, after 49-day battle with Germany; 159,000 die.Ref: 5
1951*At the Battle of Chipyong-ni, in Korea, U.N. troops contain the Chinese forces' offensive in a two-day battle.Ref: 2
1968*US sends 10,500 additional soldiers to Vietnam.Ref: 5
1971*12,000 South Vietnamese troops cross into Laos.Ref: 5
1972*Enemy attacks in Vietnam decline for the third day as the United States continues its intensive bombing strategy.Ref: 2
1990 50 killed at Inkatha-UDF battle in Natal, South Africa.Ref: 5
1991*Hundreds of Iraqi civilians were killed when a pair of laser-guided U.S. bombs destroyed an underground facility in Baghdad identified by U.S. officials as a military installation, but which Iraqi officials said was a bomb shelter.Ref: 70
1993 The government of Bosniz-Herzegovina begin blocking the distribution of food in the capital of Sarjevo to protest ineffective international attempts to stop the war. (XDG, p 4A, 2/13/2003)Ref: 83
2002 Slobodan Milosevic goes on trial for war crimes during his decade of terror in the Balkans.Ref: 10
1920*The National Negro Baseball League was organized on this day.Ref: 4
1923*First Black pro Basketball team, "Renaissance", organizes.Ref: 5
1935*Signing a contact written in French, Senator outfielder Gus Dugas, a French-Canadian, is obtained by Montreal of the International League.Ref: 1
1937 Maribel Vinson wins her 9th US figure skating championship.Ref: 5
1937*NFL Boston Redskins move to Washington DC.Ref: 5
1937 US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee.Ref: 5
1948 Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Lannoy & Baugniet of Belgium.Ref: 5
1948 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Richard Button USA.Ref: 5
1952*Rocky Marciano defeated Lee Savold for his 39th straight win.Ref: 5
1953*In honor of their longtime owner and manager. The A's rename their ballpark from Shibe Park to Connie Mack Stadium.Ref: 1
1953*Major-league baseball owners were warned by Senator Edwin Johnson against televising their games nationwide. The Senator said that broadcasting these games to a national audience would be a threat to the survival of minor league baseball. Major league owners did not ‘go to bat’ for the Senator. Games, particularly on NBC, received a large and loyal following.Ref: 4
1954*Furman basketball star Frank Selvy scores 100 points in a game vs Newberry. The score was 149-95, Furman the winner.Ref: 5
1955*Patty Berg wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open.Ref: 5
1965 Sixteen-year-old Peggy Fleming won the ladies senior figure skating title at Lake Placid, NY. Fleming would go on to win Olympic gold, and as a professional skater, signed a long-term, $500,000 contract for several commercial endorsements that lasted for years. She appeared in TV specials and performed with the Ice Follies and Holiday on Ice and was elected to the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame and the Olympic Hall of Fame.Ref: 4
1965 US male Figure Skating championship won by Gary Visconti.Ref: 5
1970*NL offices begins move from Cincinnati to San Francisco (completed Feb 23).Ref: 5
1971*Golfing Vice President Spiro Agnew hits 2 tee shots into the crowd, injuring 2.Ref: 5
1972*11th Winter Olympics games close at Sapporo, Japan.Ref: 5
1974*James "Cool Papa" Bell is named to baseball's Hall of Fame.Ref: 5
1976*Dorothy Hamill wins Olympics figure-skating gold, Innsbruck, Austria.Ref: 5
1976 Peter Casserly of New Zealand hand-sheers record 353 lambs in 9 holes.Ref: 5
1977 Eric Heiden is first American to win world speed skating championship.Ref: 5
1977*Pam Higgins wins LPGA American Cancer Society Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1980*The 13th Olympic Winter Games begin in Lake Placid NY. (Dayton Daily News, 02/13/2000, p. 2A) 
1982*Islander's Bryan Trottier scores 5 goals against the Flyers.Ref: 5
1983*World Boxing Council becomes first to cut boxing from 15 to 12 rounds.Ref: 5
1983*33rd NBA All-Star Game East beats West 132-123 at Los Angeles CA.Ref: 5
1983*Donna White wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1986*Recently acquired by the White Sox from the Yankees, catcher Ron Hassey is traded back to the Bronx Bombers along with three minor-leaguers for Neil Allen, Scott Bradley and a minor leaguerRef: 1
1987*The highest arbitration award to date is won by pitcher Jack Morris. The Tigers will pay him 1.85 million for his services next season.Ref: 1
1988*15th Winter Olympics games open at Calgary, Canada.Ref: 5
1988*Christine Wachtel runs world record 800 meter indoor (1 minute 56.40 seconds).Ref: 5
1988*Heike Dreschler long jumps world record indoor (7.37 meters).Ref: 5
1988*Ronald Weigel runs unofficial world record speed walking (18 minutes 11.41 seconds).Ref: 5
1989*Oklahoma football player Charles Thompson is charged with selling cocaine; he is later sentenced to 2 years in prison.Ref: 5
1990*Larry Bird (Celtics) ends NBA free throw streak of 71 games.Ref: 5
1992*West beats East 14 to 9 in Major Soccer League all star game.Ref: 5
1992*Jose Canseco repeatedly rams his Porsche into wife Esther's BMW.Ref: 5
1993*Ljubow Kremljowa runs world record 1000 meter indoor (2 minutes 34.84 seconds).Ref: 5
1993*Merlene Ottey runs world record 200 meter indoor (21.87 seconds).Ref: 5
1993*Sergei Bubka pole vaults indoor record (6.14 meters).Ref: 5
1994*44th NBA All-Star Game East beats West 127-118 at Minneapolis MN.Ref: 5
1994 Johann Olav Koss skates world record 5000 meter 6 34,96.Ref: 5
1994*Inna Lassovskaya jumps world record 14.9m.Ref: 5
1994*At the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, American Tommy Moe wins the men's downhill, defeating local hero Kjetil Andre Aamodt by four hundredths of a second. (XDG, p 4A, 2/13/2003)Ref: 83
1995*The Dodgers sign five-time Japanese all-star pitcher, Hideo Nomo. 'Tornado Boy' is the first player to move directly from the majors in Japan to the North American majors.Ref: 1
1998*Pitchers and catchers take the field at Kino Veterans Memorial Sportspark in Tucson to inaugurate the Arizona Diamondbacks' first major-league spring training.Ref: 86
1999*Oscar De La Hoya retains his WBC welterweight crown by KO-ing the previously unKO-ed (and undefeated) Ike Quartey of Ghana. De La Hoya won a split decision in Las Vegas.Ref: 4
2002*The Red Sox sign 43-year-old Rickey Henderson to a minor-league contract. Last season with the Padres, the future Hall of Famer got his 3000th career hit and broke the all-time records for walks and runs.Ref: 1
2002*At the Salt Lake City winter games, the head of the French Olympic team said the French figure skating judge had been pressured before she voted to give the gold medal to the Russians in pairs.Ref: 70
1741*The American Magazine, the first magazine in the U.S., is published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Andrew Bedford. It beat Benjamin Franklin’s General Magazine off the presses by 3 daysRef: 4
1863*First midgets enter White House; Mary Todd Lincoln serves tea to General & Mrs. Tom Thumb.Ref: 10
1867*Johann Strauss’ magnificent Blue Danube Waltz was played for the first time at a public concert in Vienna, Austria.Ref: 4
1914*The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, known as ASCAP, is founded in NY City by Victor Herbert & friends.Ref: 39
1929 Vladimir Mayakofsky's "Klop" premieres in Moscow.Ref: 5
1932 "Free Eats" introduces George "Spanky" McFarland to "Our Gang".Ref: 5
1937*"Prince Valiant" comic strip appears; known for historical detail.Ref: 5
1939 Virginia Payne, already popular as the voice of Ma Perkins, took on a new character in NBC’s soap opera, The Carters of Elm Street. Virginia played the part of Mrs. Carter.Ref: 4
1940*Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines and his orchestra recorded the classic Boogie Woogie on St. Louis Blues. The tune was waxed on the famous Bluebird record label.Ref: 4
1946*"Duchess Misbehaves" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 5 performances.Ref: 5
1947 Family Theatre of the Air was heard for the first time on Mutual radio. Jim Ameche and Loretta Young starred in the program’s first episode, Flight from Home.Ref: 4
1949 A mob burns a radio station in Ecuador after the broadcast of H.G. Wells' "War of the Worlds."Ref: 2
1956*KYW-AM in Philadelphia PA gives calls to WTAM (now WWWE) Cleveland.Ref: 5
1960*"Beg, Borrow or Steal" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 5 performances.Ref: 5
1960*"Saratoga" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 80 performances.Ref: 5
1960*As of 1995, the 7th highest rated television show is this evening's episode of "Gunsmoke" with an average audience of 43.9%.Ref: 34
1961*Frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Brothers Records.Ref: 5
1969*Mary Hopkin's Postcard album on Apple is released.Ref: 5
1971*The Osmonds, a family singing group from Ogden, Utah, began a five-week stay at the top of the pop music charts with the hit, One Bad Apple. The song, featuring the voice of little Donny Osmond, also showcased the talent of Alan, Wayne, Merrill and Jay Osmond. The brothers were regulars on Andy Williams’ TV show from 1962 to 1967. The group began as a religious and barbershop quartet in 1959. Together, the Osmonds scored with 10 singles in four years -- four of them were top ten hits.Ref: 4
1972*The musical "Grease" opens on Broadway. (XDG, p 4A, 2/13/2001)Ref: 83
1972*"1776" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,217 performances.Ref: 5
1973*Musical "El Grande de Coca-Cola" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1974*"Rainbow Jones" opens & closes at Music Box Theater NYC.Ref: 5
1977*"Guys & Dolls" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 239 performances.Ref: 5
1977*"Ipi Tombi" closes at Harkness Theater NYC after 39 performances.Ref: 5
1977*"Robber Bridegroom" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 145 performances.Ref: 5
1979*2nd Emmy Sports Award presentation.Ref: 5
1982*Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" is on the charts for 402nd week.Ref: 5
1983*"Merlin" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 199 performances.Ref: 5
1983*E Bernstein, Levinson & Link's musical "Merlin" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1988*The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, purchased a Santa Ynez CA ranch. He later named it Neverland and it now houses an amusement park, a full size movie theatre, and a zoo.Ref: 4
1992*"Most Happy Fella" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 229 performances.Ref: 5
1996 Howard Stern announces he will be making the film "Private Parts".Ref: 5
1996 Rock musical "Rent", by Jonathan Larson, opens off-Broadway.Ref: 5
1996*Howard Stern announces he will be making the film "Private Parts".Ref: 5
1999*Monica’s Angel of Mine was the #1 top-40 hit in the U.S.: “I look at you, lookin' at me; Now I know why they say the best things are free; I'm gonna love you boy you are so fine; Angel of Mine.”Ref: 4
2000*Charles Schulz's final "Peanuts" strip ran in Sunday newspapers, the day after the cartoonist died in his sleep at his CA home at age 77.Ref: 70
1440*Hartmann Schedel German physician/humanist/historian, is born.Ref: 5
1480 Hieronymus Aleander [Girólamo Aleandro], Italian diplomat/cardinal, is born.Ref: 5
1599*Fabio Chigi (later Pope Alexander VII) is born in Sienna, Italy.Ref: 69
1610*Jean de la Badie French divine, founder of the Lagardists, is born.Ref: 5
1622*Adam Pijnacker landscape painter/etcher, baptized, is born.Ref: 5
1658*Jan B Wellekens Dutch poet/painter, is born.Ref: 5
1660*Johann Sigismund Kusser composer, is born.Ref: 5
1682*Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Italian painter (Fortune Teller), illustrator and designer, is born.Ref: 70
1713*Domingo Miguel Bernaube Terradellas composer, is born.Ref: 5
1721*John Reid composer, is born.Ref: 5
1728*John Hunter, English surgeon and founder of pathological anatomy, is born.Ref: 70
1755*François Alexander Sallantin composer, is born.Ref: 5
1756 Joannes van der Linden lawyer/judge (Ware Pleiter), is born.Ref: 5
1757*John C Hespe Dutch journalist/politician, is born.Ref: 5
1764*Charles de Talleyrand, Napoleon's foreign minister, is born.Ref: 2
1766*Thomas Malthus, Rookery Surrey UK, economist/demographer/population expert (Law of Malthus), is born.Ref: 5
1768*Édouard Mortier French general, duke, prime minister (1834-35), is born.Ref: 5
1778*Fernando Sor composer, is born.Ref: 5
1787*James P Carrell composer, is born.Ref: 5
1805 David Dudley Field lawyer/law codifier, is born.Ref: 5
1805*Peter G L Dirichlet Germany, number theorist/analyst, is born.Ref: 5
1807*Bartolommea Capitanio Italian monastery founder (Liefdezusters), is born.Ref: 5
1813 Charles Pierre Schimpf Governor of Suriname (1855-59), is born.Ref: 5
1820*Bela Albrecht Pal Keler composer, is born.Ref: 5
1822*Lev A Mej Russian nobleman/poet, is born.Ref: 5
1829*Gerard Keller writer (Netherlands Spectator), is born.Ref: 5
1831*John Aaron Rawlins Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1869, is born.Ref: 5
1833*William Whedbee Kirkland Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1915, is born.Ref: 5
1837*Valentin de Zubiaurre y Unionbarrenechea composer, is born.Ref: 5
1840*Georg Jacobi composer, is born.Ref: 5
1849*Lord Randolph Churchill, English politician, Winston Churchill's father and member of Parliament, is born.Ref: 2
1852*Johan L E Dreyer Danish astronomer (New generation catalogue of nebulae), is born.Ref: 5
1859*Frank van de Goes Dutch writer/marxist theorist, is born.Ref: 5
1859*William Strang Scottish painter/engraver, is born.Ref: 5
1861*Uchimura Kanzo Tokyo, religious writer (How I Became a Christian), is born.Ref: 5
1862*Karel Weis composer, is born.Ref: 5
1870*Leopold Godowsky, Russian-born American pianist and composer, is born.Ref: 70
1873*Feodor Chaliapin, Russian operatic bass, is born.Ref: 70
1874 Hendrik Spiekman Dutch politician (social-democratic), is born.Ref: 5
1875*Mrs. Edna Kanouse of Watertown, WI gave birth to America’s first quintuplets. Sadly, all five of the baby boys died within two weeks.Ref: 4
1877*Jazeps Medins composer, is born.Ref: 5
1881*Eleanor Farjeon English writer (Martin Pippin), is born.Ref: 5
1883*Harold "Hal" Chase baseball player/manager, is born.Ref: 5
1883*Bainbridge Crist composer, is born.Ref: 5
1885*Elizabeth Virginia "Bess" Truman first lady (1945-53), is born.Ref: 5
1886*Ricardo Güiraldes Argentina, novelist/poet (Don Segundo Sombra), is born.Ref: 5
1887*Alvin York famed US soldier with 25 kills in WWI, is born.Ref: 5
1888*Heintje Davids [Hendrika], Dutch revue star, is born.Ref: 5
1888*Georgios Papandreou, Greek Prime Minister three times, is born.Ref: 70
1892*(US Supreme Court Justice) Robert Houghwout Jackson 84th Supreme Court justice (1941-54), is born.Ref: 5
1892*Grant Wood, American painter, is born.Ref: 70
1893 Ana Pauker-Rabensohn Romania, communist/foreign minister (1945-52), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Fred Essler Austria, actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown, Saratoga Trunk), is born.Ref: 5
1898*Neville Pearson English publisher, is born.Ref: 5
1900*Wingy (Joseph Matthews) Manone musician: trumpet: Tar Paper Stomp; singer, bandleader: Nickel in the Slot, Flat Foot Floogie, Annie Laurie; is born.Ref: 4
1902*Georges Simenon, novelist, is born.Ref: 2
1902*Blair Moody New Haven CT, (Senator-MI), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Karl Menger Austria/US mathematician (theory of dimension), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Georges Simenon Belgium, mystery writer (Snow Was Black), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Pauline Frederick, American television news correspondent, is born.Ref: 70
1908*Gerald Strang Claresholm Canada, composer, is born.Ref: 5
1908*Sulo Nurmela Finland, 4 X 100K relay skier (Olympics-gold-1936), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Pauline Frederick journalist/correspondent (UN, NBC TV), is born.Ref: 5
1910*William B Shockley London, US physicist (Nobel 1956 for research on semiconductors and discovery of the transistor effect along with John Bardeen and Walter Houser Brattain), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Jean Muir (Fullarton) actress: The World Changes, Oil for the Lamps of China, Her Husband’s Secretary, Dance Charlie Dance, The Constant Nymph; is born.Ref: 4
1912*Jose de Capriles US, fencer (Olympics-1936, 48, 52), is born.Ref: 5
1912*French J Van den Brande Flemish actor, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Margaretta Scott actress (Crescendo, Where's Charley, Counterblast), is born.Ref: 5
1913 Arthur Carleton Hetherington public servant, is born.Ref: 5
1913 Guiseppe Dossetti politician/priest, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Earl Cadogan British large landowner (Military Cross), is born.Ref: 5
1914*George Kleinsinger San Bernardino CA, composer (Tubby the Tuba), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Lyle Betther Philadelphia PA, actor (Harry-Grand Jury, Lone Ranger), is born.Ref: 5
1916*James Griffith Los Angeles CA, actor (Sheriff of Cochise), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Polly Rose actress (Myrtle-Love That Jill), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Patty Berg golf champion: U.S. Open [1946]; 57 career pro wins including 15 majors; founder/1st president of LPGA, is born in Minneapolis MN.Ref: 4
1918*Oliver Smith scenic designer: Broadway: On the Town, Brigadoon, My Fair Lady, Camelot, The Sound of Music, Hello Dolly!; films: Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma!, Porgy and Bess, The Band Wagon; is born.Ref: 4
1918*Helen Stephens Fulton MO, 100 meter runner (Olympics-gold-1936), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Eddie G. Robinson football coach: Grambling State University: record for most victories in overall NCAA competition [388], is born.Ref: 4
1919*Joan Edwards New York NY, singer (Joan Edwards Show), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Tennessee Ernie Ford Bristol TN, country singer/actor (pea picker), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Bryant Boudleaux Shellman GA, rock writer (Bye Bye Love), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Eileen Farrell, Willimantic CT, opera soprano (Interrupted Melody), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Pete (Peter Paul) Castiglione baseball: Pittsburgh Pirates, SL Cardinals, is born.Ref: 4
1921*Henk van Galen Last Dutch journalist, is born.Ref: 5
1921*Zao-Wou-Ki Chinese/French painter/graphic artist, is born.Ref: 5
1922*Lord Pym of Sandy British minister of foreign affairs, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Chuck Yeager, US test pilot (1st man to break sound barrier), is born. AlsoRef: 5
1924*Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber French economist/journalist: founder of left-wing weekly L'Express [1953]; author: Lieutenant en Algérie [1957], The American Challenge [1968], Le défi américain [1968], The Chosen and the Choice [1988], is born.Ref: 4
1925*Jan Arends Dutch poet/author, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Gene Ames singer: group: The Ames Brothers: You Are the One, Rag Mop, Sentimental Me, Undecided, You You You, The Man with the Banjo, The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane, Tammy, Melodie d’Amour, is born.Ref: 4
1926*Barney Childs composer, is born.Ref: 5
1927*Harry Wich Dutch set designer, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Omar Torrijos Herrera President of Panama, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Jesse McReynolds guitar, folk singer: group: Jim & Jesse: Freight Train, Diesel on My Tail, Ballad of Thunder Road, Golden Rocket, is born.Ref: 4
1930*Dorothy McGuire, Middletown OH, singer (McGuire Sisters), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Marjorie Jackson Austria, 100 meter/200 meter dash (Olympics-gold-1952), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Emanuel Ungaro France, fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1969), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Paul Biya President of Cameroon (1982- ), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Caroline Blakiston actress (At Bertram's Hotel), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Kim Novak [Marilyn], Chicago IL, actress (Vertigo, Of Human Bondage), is born.Ref: 5
1934*George Segal actor/banjo player (Carbon Copy, Fun with Dick & Jane), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Tommy Jacobs golf: champion: Denver Open [1955], San Diego Open [1962], Utah Open [1963], Palm Springs Golf Classic [1964], is born.Ref: 4
1936*Leamon King Tulare CA, 4X100 meter relayer (Olympics-gold-1956), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Sigmund Jähn German DR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 31/29), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Susan Oliver New York NY, actress (Ann-Peyton Place, Star Trek-Cage), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Oliver Reed London England, actor (Big Sleep), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Valery Illych Rozhdestvensky USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 23), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Robert J. Eaton automobile mogul: Vice Chairman and COO: The Chrysler Corporation, is born.Ref: 4
1941*Bo Svenson Göteborg Sweden, actor (North Dallas 40, Walking Tall), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Carol Lynley (Jones) actress: The Poseidon Adventure, Return to Peyton Place, The Stripper, Fantasy Island, Spirits, is born in New York City.Ref: 4
1942*Donald E Williams Lafayette IN, Captain USN/astronaut (STS 51D, STS 34), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Peter Tork [Peter Halsten Thorkelson] Washington DC, singer/actor (Monkees-Last Train to Clarksville), is born.Ref: 5
1943*F C Delius writer, is born.Ref: 5
1943*Geoff Edwards Westfield NJ, actor (Jeff-Petticoat Junction, Jackpot), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Leo Frankowski US, sci-fi author (High Tech Knight, Flying Warlord), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Sal (Salvatore Leonard) Bando baseball: KC Athletics, Oakland Athletics [all-star: 1969, 1972-1974/World Series: 1972-1974], Milwaukee Brewers, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Bo Svenson actor: Delta Force, Heartbreak Ridge, Private Obsession, North Dallas FortyRef: 4
1944*Stockard Channing (Susan Stockard), New York NY, actress (Grease, The Big Bus, Without a Trace), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Jerry Springer London England, talk show host (Jerry Springer Show), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Keith Nichols jazz pianist, is born.Ref: 5
1945*King Floyd rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1945*Roy Dyke Liverpool, rock drummer (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Rainer Werner Fassbinder German director/actor (Ehe der Maria Braun), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Mike Krzyzewski basketball coach, is born.Ref: 5
1947*Tony Butler rock bassist (Big Country-It's a Big Country, Wonderland), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Roger Christian singer: group: The Christians, is born.Ref: 4
1950*Peter (Brian) Gabriel singer: group: Genesis; solo songwriter, singer: Sledgehammer, Big Time, is born.Ref: 4
1951*David Naughton actor: Bodybags, An American Werewolf in London, Overexposed, My Sister Sam, Makin’ It, At Ease; brother of actor James Naughton, is born in Hartford CT.Ref: 4
1952*David Puilum Choi Hong Kong, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Ed Gagliardi New York NY, rock bassist (Foreigner-Cold As Ice), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Sharon Wyatt Lebanon TN, actress (Tiffany-General Hospital), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Suleiman Nyambui Tanzanian runner (world record 5k indoor), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Jan de Ligt Dutch saxophonist (I've Got the Bullets), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Scott Smith rock bassist (Loverboy-Get Lucky), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Liam Brady British soccer player, is born.Ref: 5
1956*Richard Eden actor (Brick-Santa Barbara, Solar Crisis, Robocop), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Peter Hook, English musician: bass: group: Joy Division: Transmission, Love Will Tear Us Apart; New Order: Blue Monday, Confusion, Shellshock, is born.Ref: 4
1957*Tony Butler musician: bass: group: Big Country: Harvest Home, Fields of Fire, In a Big Country, Chance, Wonderland, East of Eden, Where the Rose is Sown, is born.Ref: 4
1957*Doris King Nashville TN, vocalist (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Mark Fox congas/percussionist (Haircut 100-Nobody's Fool), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Ali Campbell rocker (UB40-Red Red Wine), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Michael Craig rock bassist (Culture Club-Do You Want to Hurt Me), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Kelly McCormick Anaheim CA, diver (Olympics-silver-1984), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Matt Salinger Windsor VT, actor (Captain America, Deadly Deception), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Les Warner rocker (Cult-Fire Woman), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Henry Rollins US vocalist/poet (Black Flagg, Rollins Band), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Kyi Hla Han Yangon, Australasia golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1962*Jackie Silva Rio de Janeiro Brazil, volleyballer (Pan Am-bronze), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Roberta Vasquez Los Angeles CA, playmate (November, 1984), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Penelope Ann Miller actress (Awakenings, Chaplin, Freshman), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Evi Strasser Bavaria German, equestrian (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Stephen Manley Los Angeles CA, actor (Donny-Married the first Year), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Kenny Harrison Milwaukee WI, triple jumper, is born.Ref: 5
1966*Freedom Williams rock vocalist (C&C Music Factory-Everybody Dance Now), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Tally Chanel Tel Aviv Israel, actress (Warrior Queen), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Kelly Hu actress: Martial Law, Growing Pains, The Doors, The Bold and the Beautiful, Nash BridgesRef: 4
1967*Melanie Denise Bridges Derry NH, Miss New Hampshire-America (1990), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Bas Roorda soccer player (FC Groningen), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Eddie Pye US baseball infielder (Los Angeles Dodgers), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Matt Mieske US baseball outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Kevin Stocker US baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Ruben Brown NFL guard (Buffalo Bills), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Vernon Patao 141 lbs (64 kg) US weightlifter (alternate-Olympics-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Jim Reid NFL tackle (Houston Oilers), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Mats Sundin Bromma Sweden, NHL center (Team Sweden, Toronto Maple Leafs), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Shelly Hammonds NFL safety (Minnesota Vikings), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Todd Williams US baseball pitcher (Los Angeles Dodgers), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Charlie Garner NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Juha Ylonen Helsinki Finland, NHL forward (Olympics-bronze-1998, Phoenix), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Willie Smith NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Anthony Mortas hockey forward (Team France 1998), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Mark Gerald Keddell Christchurch New Zealand, 200 meter (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1979*Julie Nagle Miss North Dakota Teen-USA (1997), is born.Ref: 5
1980*Kristy Powell Florida, gymnast (Olympics-96)Ref: 5
1130*Honorius II [Lamberto], Pope (1124-30), dies.Ref: 5
1199*Stefanus Nemanja (Symeon) monk, dies.Ref: 5
1237*Jordanus of Saxon 2nd general of Dominicans, drowns.Ref: 5
1315 Jean I of Chalon-Arlay mayor of Neuchâtel, dies.Ref: 5
1332*Andronicus II Paleologus Byzantine emperor (1282-1328)/monk, dies.Ref: 5
1542*The fifth wife of England's King Henry VIII, Catherine Howard, is beheaded for adultery.Ref: 70
1602*Alexander Nowell English churchman, dean of St Paul's, dies.Ref: 5
1629*Girolamo Giacobbi composer, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1635*Georg R Weckerlin German poet, dies at 50.Ref: 5
1660*Gustav X Charles, Swedish king (1654-60), dies at age 37.Ref: 70
1662*Elisabeth Stuart English daughter of James I, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1692*In the Glen Coe highlands of Scotland, thirty-eight members of the MacDonald clan are murdered by soldiers of the neighboring Campbell clan for not pledging allegiance to William of Orange. Ironically the pledge had been made but not communicated to the clans. The event is remembered as the Massacre of Glencoe.Ref: 2
1693*Johann Kaspar von Kerll German composer, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1724*Francisco Jose Coutinho composer, dies at 43.Ref: 5
1728*Cotton Mather, American Congregational minister/author, dies at age 65.Ref: 70
1741*Johann Joseph Fux Austrian composer/music theorist, dies at about 80.Ref: 5
1784*Charles Gravier French earl of Vergennes/Minister of Foreign Affairs, dies.Ref: 5
1798*Wilhelm H Wackenroder German writer (Fantasies of Art), dies at 24.Ref: 5
1814*Augustin Holler composer, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1818*George Rogers Clark frontier military leader in Revolutionary War, dies.Ref: 5
1841 Thomas Ainsworth English/Dutch industrialist, dies at 45.Ref: 5
1849*Christian Rummel composer, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1873*Petrus AS van Limburg Brouwer [Abraham van Luik], literary, dies.Ref: 5
1875*Zacharias Frankel, Bohemian rabbi and theologian; founded Conservative Judaism, dies at age 73.Ref: 70
1882 Henry Highland Garnet diplomat, dies in Monrovia Liberia at 66.Ref: 5
1883*Pavel Melnikov [Petsjerski], Russian historian, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1883*Wilhelm Richard Wagner German composer (Die Walküre), dies in Venice at 69.Ref: 5
1891*David Dixon Porter US Rear Admiral (Union Army-Civil War), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1893*Ignacio M Altamirano Mexican author (El Zarco), dies at 58.Ref: 5
1894*Franjo Racki Croatian historian/politician, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1896*Karl Reinthaler composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1907*Marcel Bertrand French mine engineer, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1917*Joel Angel Russian musicologist/composer, dies at 48.Ref: 5
1921*Willem P C Knuttel Dutch bibliography/librarian, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1927*Brooks Adams US philosopher (New Empire), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1935*Violet Paget British author (Gospels of Anarchy), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1937*C A Bernoulli writer, dies.Ref: 5
1941*Naomi Uemura Japanese mountain climber, dies on Mt McKinley.Ref: 5
1943*William Walraven journalist/writer (Neglected Grouser), dies at 55.Ref: 5
1945*Henrietta Szold humanitarian: founding president of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America; dies.Ref: 4
1950*Rafael Sabatini, Italian author (Scaramouche, Captain Blood), dies.Ref: 17
1951*Death of Lloyd C. Douglas, 74, American Congregational clergyman and novelist. He published his first religious novel "Magnificent Obsession" in 1929, followed later by "The Robe" (1942) and "The Big Fisherman" (1948).Ref: 5
1952*Alfred Einstein German/US musicologist/nephew of Albert Einstein, dies at age 71.Ref: 70
1958*Dame Christabel Pankhurs, English women's suffragist, dies at age 77.Ref: 70
1958*Georges Rouaul, French painter, printmaker, ceramist and maker of stained glass, dies at age 86.Ref: 70
1959*William L Axt composer, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1960*Delmar G Roos designer of the jeep, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1963*Harry Steers bowling hall of famer, dies.Ref: 5
1963*Monte Blue Indpls IN, silent film actor (Montana, Oh Boy), dies.Ref: 4
1965*Jerry Burke pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies.Ref: 5
1965*William H Kilpatrick US mathematician/philosopher, dies at 93.Ref: 5
1966*Elio Vittorini, Italian novelist, translator and literary critic, dies at age 57.Ref: 70
1968*Ildebrando Pizzetti Italian composer, dies at 87.Ref: 5
1968*Mae Marsh actress (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1975*Dagmar Godowsky actress (Common Law, Red Lights), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1975*Eric Harding Thiman composer, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1975*Henry P Van Dusen US protestant theologist, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1976*General Murtala Mohammed head of Nigeria, killed during a coup.Ref: 5
1976*Lily (Alice) Pons, French/US soprano/opera diva (Met Opera), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1977*Jack Gardner actor (Wild Bill Hickok, 3 Russian Girls), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1979*Jean Renoir actor/director (Rules of the Game), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1980*David Janssen [Meyer], actor (Fugitive, Harry O), dies at 49.Ref: 5
1982*Zeng Jinlian Hunan China, grew to 8'1" (tallest woman), dies at 17.Ref: 5
1983*Marian Nixon actress (Dr Bull, Sweepstakes), dies of cancer at 78.Ref: 5
1988*Nelson Benton journalist: CBS News, dies.Ref: 4
1989 Salvadoran army attacks Encuentros hospital, rapes, kills patients.Ref: 5
1990*Ken Lynch actor (Paratroop Command, Legend of Tom Dooley), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1991*Bernard Sauer Yiddish actor, dies of heart attack at 67.Ref: 5
1991*Eddie Bartell actor (Every Night at Eight), dies at 83.Ref: 5
1992*Bob den Uyl Dutch journalist/writer (Restless Travel), dies at 61.Ref: 5
1993*Agatha Hagtingius-Seger Dutch author (Sparkles Chain), dies at 91.Ref: 5
1994*Jack Kirby cartoonist (Marvel Comics), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1994 Michael Francis Morris Lindsay orientalist, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1994*Theo Bitter Dutch painter/set designer, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1994*Ship disaster near Ranong Thailand, kills 200.Ref: 5
1995*Abdelhafid Said Algerian student leader, murdered.Ref: 5
1995*Alberto Burri Italian physician/sculptor/painter), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1995*Azeddine Medjoubi head Algerian nationally theater, murdered at 49.Ref: 5
1995*Joan A C Ramsey nee Hamilton lady Ramsey of Canterbury, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1995*Wilton "Bogey" Gaynair saxophonist, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1996*Martin (Henry) Balsam Academy Award-winning actor: A Thousand Clowns [1965]; All the President’s Men, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Carpetbaggers, Death Wish 3, Delta Force, The Goodbye People, Harlow, Little Big Man, Marjorie Morningstar, Murder on the Orient Express, Psycho, Tora! Tora! Tora!, Twelve Angry Men, All in the Family; dies at age 76.Ref: 4
1996*Daniel K Womack singer/guitarist, dies at 91.Ref: 5
1998*Jo Clayton author, (Cancer Died, Drums of Chaos), dies at 58Ref: 5
2001*A 6.6 magnitude earthquake shook El Salvador, killing at least 402 people one month to the day after another quake killed more than 800 people.Ref: 70
2002*Country singer Waylon Jennings died in Chandler AZ, at age 64.Ref: 70
2003*A US government plane carrying four Americans and a Columbian goes down in rebel territory in southern Columbia. The executed bodies are found in the wreckage. (XDG, p 4A, 2/13/2003)Ref: 83
2003*(Walter) Stacy Keach Sr. (actor: The Parallax View, High Velocity, Fighting Back, Armed and Dangerous, The Rockford Files, Bonanza, Longstreet, Maverick; father of actors Stacy and James Keach; died Feb 13, 2003)Ref: 4

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