Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
February 14th

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842 Charles II & Louis the German sign treaty.Ref: 5
1014*Pope Benedict VIII crowns Henry II, Roman German emperor.Ref: 5
1076*Pope Gregory VII excommunicates Henry IV.Ref: 5
1130*Jewish Cardinal Pietro Pierleone elected as anti-pope Anacletus II.Ref: 69
1130*Gregorio de' Papareschi elected as Pope Innocent II.Ref: 69
1477 World's first known Valentine sent to John Paston from Margery Brews in Medieval England.Ref: 10
1549*Maximilian II, brother of the Emperor Charles V, is recognized as the future king of Bohemia.Ref: 2
1556*Archbishop Thomas Cranmer declared a heretic.Ref: 5
1610 Polish king Sigismund III, Forges Dimitri #2 & Romanov family sign covenant against czar Vasili Shushki.Ref: 5
1613*King James I's daughter Elizabeth marries Frederik.Ref: 5
1670*Roman Catholic emperor Leopold I chases Jews out of Vienna.Ref: 5
1689*English parliament places Mary Stuart/Prince Willem III on the throne.Ref: 5
1746*Henry Pelham appointed English premier.Ref: 5
1766 Dutch governor Falck signs Treaty of Batticaloa with rebels.Ref: 5
1778*The American ship "Ranger" carried the recently adopted Star and Stripes to a foreign port for the first time as it arrived in France.Ref: 5
1805*Colonial American theologian Henry Ware, 41, was confirmed as the first Unitarian professor to teach at Harvard University. Soon after, the Trinitarian Congregationalist teachers began withdrawing from the school, and in 1808 established Andover Theological Seminary.Ref: 5
1848*James Polk becomes the first U.S. President to be photographed in office by Matthew Brady.Ref: 2
1849*The first photograph of a U.S. President was taken by Matthew Brady in New York City. President James Polk was the subject of the famous picture.Ref: 4
1859*(new state) Oregon was admitted to the Union as the 33rd state.Ref: 4
1867*Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Company issues first policy.Ref: 5
1867*Morehouse College organizes (Augusta GA).Ref: 5
1870*Esther Morris becomes the world's first female justice of the peace.Ref: 2
1872*First state bird refuge authorized (Lake Merritt CA).Ref: 5
1879*"La Marseillaise" becomes French national anthemRef: 62
1883*New Jersey becomes the first state to pass legislation legalizing labor unions.Ref: 5
1889*First trainload of fruit (oranges) leaves Los Angeles for the east.Ref: 5
1894*Venus is both a morning star & evening star.Ref: 5
1899*Congress approved, and President McKinley signed, legislation authorizing states to use voting machines for federal elections.Ref: 70
1903*Congress follows the lead of President Theodore Roosevelt and passes legislation that giving birth to the Department of Commerce and Labor, as well as the Bureau of Corporations.Ref: 3
1904*The "Missouri Kid" is captured in Kansas.Ref: 2
1907*First US fox hound association forms in New York NY.Ref: 5
1912*(new state) Arizona is admitted as the 48th state.Ref: 2
1912*First US submarines with diesel engines are commissioned in Groton CT.Ref: 2
1914*High Council of Labor forms in Hague Netherlands.Ref: 5
1918*The Soviets adopt the 400-year old Gregorian calendar. The previous day was January 31st.Ref: 5
1918 Warsaw demonstrators protest the transfer of Polish territory to the Ukraine.Ref: 2
1919*United Parcel Service forms.Ref: 5
1919*Draft Convenant of the League of Nations is completed.Ref: 3
1920*The League of Women Voters is formed in Chicago in celebration of the imminent ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. Maude Wood Park is its first president.Ref: 2
1921*Little Review faces obscenity charges for publishing "Ulysses", New York.Ref: 5
1921*Canadian 5¢ nickel coin is authorized.Ref: 5
1924*Thomas Watson founds International Business Machines Corp.Ref: 2
1925 State of emergency crisis in Bayern ends, NSDAP re-allowed.Ref: 5
1931*Spanish government of General Damasco Berenguer falls.Ref: 5
1935*Bruno Hauptmann is convicted and sentenced to death in Flemington, New Jersey for the murder and kidnapping of Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr.Ref: 87
1936*National Negro Congress organizes in Chicago.Ref: 5
1941*Cebrie Park in the Bronx renamed Halsey Street.Ref: 5
1941*1,000,000th vehicle traverses the New York Midtown Tunnel.Ref: 5
1942 Rotterdam's Maas tunnel opens.Ref: 5
1945*Peru, Paraguay, Chile and Ecuador joined the United Nations.Ref: 70
1946*Bank of England nationalized.Ref: 5
1949 Dutch Drees government presents plan for the building of 30,000 houses.Ref: 5
1949*The United States charges the Soviet Union with interning up to 14 million in labor camps.Ref: 2
1949*Russian-born English chemist and Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann, 74, was elected first president of the newly restored modern state of Israel.Ref: 5
1949 First session of Knesset opens in Jerusalem.Ref: 5
1954*Senator John Kennedy appears on "Meet the Press".Ref: 5
1955*A Jewish couple loses their fight to adopt Catholic twins as the U.S. Supreme Court refuses to rule on state law.Ref: 2
1956*Khrushchev denounces Stalin at USSR Communist Party Conference.Ref: 5
1956*20th Congress of CPSU opens in Moscow.Ref: 5
1956 Indonesia withdraws from Netherlands Indonesian Union.Ref: 5
1958 Arab Federation of Iraq & Jordan forms.Ref: 5
1959*$3.6 million heroin seizure in New York NY.Ref: 5
1960*Marshal Ayub Khan elected President of Pakistan.Ref: 5
1962*First lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducts the first White House tour on TV.Ref: 5
1965*Malcolm X's home is firebombed. No injuries are reported.Ref: 2
1966*Australia introduces first decimal currency postage stamps.Ref: 5
1966 Writers Andrei Sinjavski & Joeij Daniël found guilty.Ref: 5
1967*Latin American nuclear free zone proposal drawn up.Ref: 5
1968*Pennsylvania Railroad/NYC Central merge into Pennsylvania Central.Ref: 5
1970*Esther Morris becomes the world's first female justice of the peace.Ref: 2
1970*(Chicago 7) The case goes to the jury.Ref: 87
1971*Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House.Ref: 5
1971*Moscow publicizes a new five-year plan geared to expanding consumer production.Ref: 2
1975*Bomb explodes at annex of Amsterdam metro station.Ref: 5
1979 Armed guerrillas attack the U.S. embassy in Tehran.Ref: 2
1985*Hostage CNN reporter Jeremy Levin is released in Beirut.Ref: 5
1985*The U.S. Rabbinical Assembly of Conservative Judaism announced their decision to begin accepting women as rabbis.Ref: 5
1988*Alfredo Stroessner re-elected President of Paraguay.Ref: 5
1989*Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers $1 million-$3 million bounty on Salman Rushdie's death for his novel, "Satanic Verses", which is deemed blasphemous.Ref: 5
1989 African National Congress (ANC) opens office in Amsterdam.Ref: 5
1989*Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 million to the government of India in a court-ordered settlement of the 1984 Bhopal gas leak disaster.Ref: 70
1990*Perrier recalls 160 million bottles of sparkling water after traces of benzene, a carcinogen, are found in some.Ref: 5
1998*Eric Rudolph was delcared the suspect in the bombing of a Birmingham, Alabama abortion clinic. A $100,000 reward was offered for his arrest and conviction. As of early 2002, Rudolph was still at large -- reward or no.Ref: 4
1999*President Clinton, accompanied by his wife, Hillary, begin a quick visit to Mexico to encourage its struggle against narcotics and government corruption, and grow its markets for US products. (XDG, p 4A, 2/14/2004)Ref: 83
2002*Enron executive Sherron Watkins told a House subcommittee that it was common knowledge at the company that partnerships were used improperly to hide debt and inflate profits. (XDG, p 4A, 2/14/2003)Ref: 83
2002*The House votes to ban unregulated contributions to national political parties. (XDG, p 4A, 2/14/2003)Ref: 83
2002*Launching his defense against war crimes charges, former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic justified his actions as a "struggle against terrorism" and said he was a victim of twisted facts and "terrible fabrication."Ref: 70
2003*In a dramatic showdown, major powers rebuff the US in the UN Security Counciland insisted on more time for weapons inspections in Iraq. Earlier, chief UN inspector Hans Blix told the Council his teams had not found any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. (XDG, p 4A, 2/14/2004)Ref: 83
1630*Dutch fleet of 69 ships reaches Pernambuco Brazil.Ref: 5
1794*The first US textile machinery patent is granted, to James Davenport, Philadelphia PA.Ref: 5
1803*The apple parer is patented by Moses Coats, Downington PA.Ref: 5
1876*A G Bell & Elisha Gray apply separately for telephone patents; Supreme Court eventually rules Bell rightful inventor.Ref: 5
1929*Alexander Fleming introduces his mold by-product penicillin as a cure for bacterial infections.Ref: 3
1940*Britain announces that all merchant ships will be armed.Ref: 2
1946*John W. Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert, Jr., threw the switch on the first large-scale, general-purpose, electronic digital computer that they had constructed-ENIAC (the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer). (XDG, p 4A, 2/14/2001)Ref: 83
1961 Element 103, Lawrencium, first produced in Berkeley CA.Ref: 5
1963*US launches communications satellite Syncom 1.Ref: 5
1972*Luna 20 (Russia) launched to orbit & soft landing on Moon.Ref: 5
1978*First "micro on a chip" is patented by Texas Instruments.Ref: 5
1980*US launches Solar Maximum Mission Observatory to study solar flares.Ref: 5
1984*Six-year old Stormie Jones becoms the world's first heart-liver transplant recipient at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She will live until November 1990. (XDG, p 4A, 2/14/2004)Ref: 83
1989*World's first satellite Skyphone opens.Ref: 5
1990*Space probe Voyager 1 takes photograph of entire solar system.Ref: 5
1540 Emperor Charles V enters Ghent without resistance, executes rebels.Ref: 5
1779*American Loyalists are defeated by Patriots at Kettle Creek, Ga.Ref: 2
1781*French naval forces from Rhode Island arrived in the Chesapeake Bay intending to surprise Benedict Arnold at Portsmouth, Virginia. Arnold's fleet was too far up the Elizabeth River for the French ships to pursue. The French had to retreat to the north. 
1797*The Spanish fleet is destroyed by the British under Admiral Jervis (with Nelson in support) at the battle of Cape St. Vincent, off Portugal.Ref: 2
1862*Galena, first US iron-clad warship for service at sea, launched, Connecticut.Ref: 5
1879 Chilean troops occupy Antofagasta.Ref: 5
1900*General Roberts invades South Africa's Orange Free State with 20,000 British troops.Ref: 2
1915*Kaiser Wilhelm II invites the U.S. Ambassador to Berlin in order to confer on the war.Ref: 2
1939*The German battleship Bismarck is launched. Christened by Dorothea von Loewenfeld, granddaughter of the German chancellor Otto von Bismarck.Ref: 2
1941*The first units of German 'Afrika Korps' arrive in Tripoli, Libya in North Africa.Ref: 36
1942*The Japanese invade Sumatra in the Dutch East Indies.Ref: 2
1942*Submarine U.S.S. Wahoo launched at Mare Island Naval Shipyard.Ref: 37
1942*Japanese parachutists land near oil center Palembang Sumatra.Ref: 5
1943*(through the 25th) The Battle of Kasserine Pass between the U.S. 1st Armored Division and German Panzers in North Africa. The battle lasts 12 days.Ref: 36
1943*German offensive through de Faid-pass Tunisia.Ref: 5
1943*Soviets recapture Rostov.Ref: 5
1944*Anti-Japanese revolt on Java.Ref: 5
1945*The siege of Budapest ends as the Soviets take the city. Only 785 German and Hungarian soldiers managed to escape.Ref: 2
1945*800 Allied aircraft firebomb the German city of Dresden. Smaller followup bombing raids last until April with a total death toll of between 35,000 to 130,000 civillians.Ref: 2
1950 USSR & China sign peace treaty.Ref: 5
1973*The United States and Hanoi set up a group to channel reconstruction aid directly to Hanoi.Ref: 2
1985*Vietnamese troops surround the main Khmer Rouge base at Phnom Malai.Ref: 2
1991 Air raid shelter at Baghdad bombed killing 300.Ref: 5
1992 Cease fire in Somalia begins.Ref: 5
1896*Stanley Cup Winnipeg Victorias beat Montréal Victorias, 2-0.Ref: 5
1897*For a record price of $10,000, the Cubs, then known as the White Stockings, sell Mike 'King' Kelly to Boston Beaneaters.Ref: 1
1916*Flyweight champion Joe Symonds is forced to retire.Ref: 97
1921*(Black Sox) The players and five indicted gamblers are arraigned and the defense files a petition for a bill of particulars to set forth the charges in detail.Ref: 87
1928*The American Legion receives $50,000 from MLB Advisory Council to develop a national championship program.Ref: 1
1932*The U.S. won its first Olympic bobsled competition (both the two-man and four-man races) at the Winter Olympic Games at Lake Placid, NY. Twelve other teams competed in the event. This was also the first bobsledding competition in the United States. The four-man team included Edward Eagan, who was also the 1920 Olympic light heavyweight boxing champion. Eagan's winter gold medal made him the first person to take home gold in both the Summer and Winter Olympics.Ref: 4
1934*NHL Ace Bailey Benefit Game Toronto beats All-Stars 7-3 in Toronto.Ref: 5
1934*After playing 19 years with the Senators, Sam Rice ends his career playing one season with the Indians. He will amass 2,987 career hits in his two decades as a player.Ref: 1
1936 US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson.Ref: 5
1936 US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee.Ref: 5
1941*Frank Leahy was named head football coach at the University of Notre Dame.Ref: 4
1945*After forty-five years in professional baseball, Braves president Bob Quinn retires as the team's general manager. John, his son, will take his place.Ref: 1
1951*Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta in 13 rounds in Chicago IL for the middleweight boxing title. Some called it another "St Valentine's Day Massacre".Ref: 5
1952*6th Winter Olympics games opens in Oslo, Norway.Ref: 5
1954*Beverly Hanson wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open.Ref: 5
1956 Verhoeven/Nauta/De King/Wijnhout win Dutch 11 city skate.Ref: 5
1957*The Georgia Senate unanimously approves a bill which prohibits blacks from playing baseball with whites; the only exception being religious gathering.Ref: 1
1960*Beverly Hanson wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open.Ref: 5
1961*Louise Suggs wins LPGA Royal Poinciana Golf Invitational.Ref: 5
1966 Rick Mount of Lebanon, IN became the first high school male athlete to be pictured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.Ref: 4
1966*Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia 76ers set a National Basketball Association record as he reached a career high of 20,884 points after seven seasons as a pro basketball player.Ref: 4
1973*Mohammed Ali defeats Joe Bugner in a 12 round decision in Las Vegas NV.Ref: 96
1978*In girls' HS basketball, Chicago Latin beats Harvard St George.Ref: 5
1979*Twenty-year-old rookie Don Maloney of the New York Rangers scored his first goal in the National Hockey League. It came on his first ever NHL shot!Ref: 4
1982*Hollis Stacy wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1984*Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean of Britain win the gold medal in ice dancing at the Sarjevo Olympics. (XDG, p 4A, 2/14/2004)Ref: 83
1987*The largest crowd to see an NBA game gathered at the Silverdome in Pontiac, MI. 57,745 folks watched the hometown Detroit Pistons beat the Philadelphia 76ers by a score of 125-107.Ref: 4
1987*Dick Baldwin surpassed Adolph Rupp’s record for the most college career coaching wins. He broke the record as Broome County Community College won game number 876 for Baldwin. He was with the college for forty years. Broome County Community College is in Upstate New York.Ref: 4
1988*Bobby Allison at 50 becomes oldest driver to win Daytona 500.Ref: 5
1988*49th PGA Seniors Golf Championship Gary Player.Ref: 5
1988*Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1989*Boxer Mike Tyson and actress Robin Givens are divorced in the Dominican Republic.Ref: 98
1991*NL Cy Young winner Doug Drabek wins record $3 million salary arbitration.Ref: 5
1992*Andre Cason runs world record 60 meter indoor (6.41 seconds).Ref: 5
1992 Kieren John Perkins swims world record 800 meter freestyle (7 minutes 46.60 seconds).Ref: 5
1992*Merlene Ottey runs world record 60 meter indoor (6.96 seconds).Ref: 5
1994*Alexander Golubev skates Olympics record 500 meter (36.33).Ref: 5
1996*Kevin McClatchy and his financial partners purchase the Pittsburgh Pirates and save the franchise from a move out of Pittsburgh by other potential buyers.Ref: 86
2001*The Ford C. Frick Award, named in memory of the former baseball commissioner who was a broadcaster, will be given to Marlin's radio announcer Rafael Ramirez during Hall of Fame induction ceremonies this summer. 'Felo', who began his 56-year career broadcasting games in Cuba, has been in the Miami broadcast booth since the team's inaugural season in 1993.Ref: 1
2001*According to the Detroit Free Press major league baseball is informing umpires to remove pitchers from the game, without warning, who deliberately throw a beanball at a batter's head. The crackdown, according to officials, is a clarification and reinforcement of an existing rule.Ref: 1
2002*Marie-Reine LeGougne of France, the pairs figure skating judge at Salt Lake City is suspended indefinitely by the ISU (International Skating Union) for failing to immediately report her impropriety. The ISU then recommended to the IOC (International Olympic Committee) that a gold medal be awarded to the Canadian pairs skater David Pelletier and Jamie Sale. 
2002*The Tigers sign Dmitri Young (.302, 21, 69) to four-year contract with two team options. The Tigers traded outfielder Juan Encarnacion (.242, 12, 52) and minor league righthander Luis Pineda in December to acquire the first baseman/outfielder from the Reds.Ref: 1
2003*After much speculation, the Chunichi Dragons return Kevin Millar to the Marlins for an undisclosed amount of money for relinquishing its rights. After reconsidering an offer from the Red Sox, the outfielder had a change of heart and didn't want to play for the Japanese Central League team.Ref: 1
1711*Händels opera Rinaldo, premieres.Ref: 5
1895 Oscar Wilde's final play, "The Importance of Being Earnest," opened at the St. James' Theatre in London.Ref: 70
1896 Theodor Herzl publishes "Der Judenstaat".Ref: 5
1900*Fiction: Date of events in movie "Picnic at Hanging Rock".Ref: 5
1918*H Atteridge & S Rombergs musical "Sinbad" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1918 The motion picture, Tarzan of the Apes, was released -- just in time for Valentine’s Day! The film was based on a series of stories written by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The movie focused on 10-year-old Gordon Griffith who played Tarzan as a boy. An older Tarzan was played by Elmo Lincoln. Did you know that a famous baseball player turned down the chance to play the role of Tarzan? True! That famous player was the ‘Iron Man’ and pride of the New York Yankees, Lou Gehrig. Four Tarzans have won Olympic medals: Johnny Weissmuller, Herman Brix, Buster Crabbe and Glen Morris. It was Johnny Weissmuller who made the Tarzan yell famous (the yell is said to be a recorded combination of violin G-string, hyenas howl, dog’s growl and a camel’s bleat).Ref: 4
1937*Prince Valiant comic strip by Harold Foster premieres; still going strong 3,000 weeks later in 1994.Ref: 10
1939*Victor Fleming replaces George Cukor as director of Gone With the Wind.Ref: 5
1941 "Reflections in a Golden Eye" by Carson McCullers was first published.Ref: 6
1944 Carl Wick publishes "Salmon Trolling for Commercial & Sport Fishing.Ref: 5
1952*Comedian Joey Adams marries gossip columnist Cindy Heller.Ref: 5
1954*The weekly television show "Letter to Loretta" hosted by Loretta Young changes its name to "The Loretta Young Show".Ref: 4
1957*Lionel Hampton’s only major musical work, King David, made its debut at New York’s Town Hall. The four-part symphony jazz suite was conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos.Ref: 4
1967*Aretha Franklin records "Respect".Ref: 5
1970*"Gantry" closes at George Abbott Theater NYC after 1 performance.Ref: 5
1971*Movie "Ben Hur" first shown on television.Ref: 5
1972*John & Yoko co-host "Mike Douglas Show" for entire week.Ref: 5
1972*The musical, Grease, opened at the Eden Theatre in New York City. The play later moved to the Broadhurst Theatre on Broadway where it became the longest-running musical ever with 3,388 performances. A hit movie based on the stage play starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John and produced the hit song, Grease, by Frankie Valli, You’re the One That I Want and Summer Nights by Travolta and Newton-John.Ref: 4
1979*"Whoopee!" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 204 performances.Ref: 5
1980*Walter Cronkite announces his retirement from the CBS Evening News. Dan Rather is the new anchor.Ref: 4
1980*"West Side Story" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 341 performances.Ref: 5
1982*"Night of 100 Stars" takes place at New York's Radio City Music Hall.Ref: 5
1984*British rocker Elton John married sound engineer Renate Blauel in Sydney, Australia on this day. (The couple divorced Nov 18, 1988.)Ref: 4
1988*General hospital star Jackie Zeman marries Glenn Gorden.Ref: 5
1990 Alan Ayckbourn's "Man of the Moment" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1991*"Mule Bone" opens at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC for 67 performances.Ref: 5
1994*Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia (51) weds Deborah Koons.Ref: 5
1995*Roseanne weds bodyguard Ben Thomas.Ref: 5
1998*Usher’s Nice and Slow was number one in the U.S. The single stayed at the top for four weeks: “Let me take you to a place nice and quiet; There ain’t no one there to interrupt; Ain’t gotta rush; I just wanna take it nice and slow; (Now baby tell me what you want to do wit me)... ”Ref: 4
1462*Edzard I Cirksena the Great, earl of East-Friesia (1494-1528), is born.Ref: 5
1483*Zahir al-Din Mohammed Babur Shah prince/founder Mogols-dynasty, is born.Ref: 5
1487*Henry II of Bavaria bishop of Utrecht/Worms/Freising, is born.Ref: 5
1513*Domenico Maria Ferrabosco Italian composer, is born.Ref: 5
1515*Frederick III the Pious, elect of the Palts, is born.Ref: 5
1533*Christianus Adrichomius Dutch priest/writer (Vita Jesu Christi), is born.Ref: 5
1546*Johann Pistorius German theologist/historian, is born.Ref: 5
1572*Hans Christoph Haiden composer, is born.Ref: 5
1602*Pier Francesco Cavalli Italian opera composer, is born.Ref: 5
1612*Samuel Butler, poet and author, is born in Langar, England.Ref: 68
1638*Sybilla Schwarz writer, is born.Ref: 5
1670*Georg Gabriel Schutz composer, is born.Ref: 5
1679*Georg Friedrich Kauffman composer, is born.Ref: 5
1707*Claude-Prosper J de Crébillon French writer (Le sopha), is born.Ref: 5
1760*Richard Allen, the first black ordained in the Methodist Episcopal Church (1799), and founder of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in 1816, is born in slavery in Philadelphia.Ref: 5
1778*Fernando Joseph Maria Sor composer, is born.Ref: 5
1806*Lajos Count Batthyány, revolutionary premier of Hungary (1848-49), is born.Ref: 5
1813*Alexander Sergeyevich Dargomyzhsky, composer, is born.Ref: 5
1813*John McNeil Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1891, is born.Ref: 5
1817*Frederick Douglass, "The Great Emancipator," son of a slave and a white father who bought his own freedom and published The Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass, a memoir of his life as a slave, is born in Maryland.Ref: 68
1819*Christopher Latham Sholes, inventor of the first practical typewriter, is born.Ref: 2
1819*James Green Martin Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1878, is born.Ref: 5
1824*Winfield Scott Hancock Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1886, is born.Ref: 5
1829*Alfred Iverson Jr Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1911, is born.Ref: 5
1835*François Haverschmidt Dutch writer (Snikken en grimlachjes), is born.Ref: 5
1838*Margaret Knight inventor, "the female Thomas Edison", is born.Ref: 5
1845*Quinton Hogg, English philanthropist, is born.Ref: 2
1845*Cecil De Vere first official British chess champion (1866), is born.Ref: 5
1847*Anna Howard Shaw, one of the most influential leaders of the women's suffrage movement, is born.Ref: 70
1853*Jan van Rijswijck Flemish journalist/mayor (Antwerp), is born.Ref: 5
1856*Frank Harris England, journalist/writer (My Life & Loves), is born.Ref: 5
1858*Joseph Thomson Scotland, geologist (Thomson's gazelle), is born.Ref: 5
1858*Charles Beach Hawley composer, is born.Ref: 5
1859*George Washington Gale Ferris, inventor of the Ferris Wheel, is born.Ref: 2
1864*Israel Zangwill England, Jewish author/Zionist (Children of Ghetto), is born.Ref: 5
1864*Robert E Park US, sociologist (human ecology, marginal man), is born.Ref: 5
1868*Henricus A Poels Dutch Roman Catholic theologist/social foreman, is born.Ref: 5
1869*Charles Wilson English physicist (Wilson cloud chamber-Nobel), is born.Ref: 5
1877*Greenleaf Whittier Pickard, American electrical engineer and inventor, is born.Ref: 70
1880*Aida Overton Walker US dancer/singer (In Dahomey, Salome), is born.Ref: 5
1880*Edgar Leslie Bainton composer, is born.Ref: 5
1881*Otto Selz German psychologist, is born.Ref: 5
1881*William John Gruffydd Welsh poet/scholar (Ynys yr Hud), is born.Ref: 5
1882*George Jean Nathan, American author, editor, and drama critic, is born.Ref: 70
1882*Ignaz Friedman composer, is born.Ref: 5
1886*Theodor Werner German painter, is born.Ref: 5
1892*Nikolaj A Orloff Russian/British pianist (Chopin), is born.Ref: 5
1893*Kay Fisker Danish architect (Hornbeck House, Copenhagen), is born.Ref: 5
1894*Mary Lucinda Cardwell Dawson, founded the National Negro Opera Company (NNOC) and was appointed to President John F. Kennedy's National Committee on Music, is born.Ref: 2
1894*Jack Benny (Benjamin Kubelsky) the stingy, violin-playing, perennial-39-year-old comedian of radio, television and vaudeville, is born in Waukegan IL. died Dec 26, 1974Ref: 68
1895*Max Horkheimer German philosopher/sociologist (Studies in prejudice), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Nigel Bruce Baja Mexico, actor (Son of Lassie, Spider Woman), is born.Ref: 5
1897*Jorgen Bentzon composer, is born.Ref: 5
1898*Fritz Zwicky Swiss astronomer (super nova), is born.Ref: 5
1899*John Randall Jr Michigan, historian/philosopher (Western Man)Ref: 5
1902*Stu Erwin Squaw Valley CA, actor (Stu Erwin Show), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Valentin Ruiz Azner composer, is born.Ref: 5
1902*Fred Scott Fresno CA, singer/actor (Vincent Lopez), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Ray "Crash" Corrigan Milwaukee WI, cowboy (Crash Corrigan's Ranch), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Charles William Oatley electrical engineer, is born.Ref: 5
1904 Hanning Phillips Lord Lieutenant (Dyfed), is born.Ref: 5
1904 Hertha Kuusinen Finnish communist, is born.Ref: 5
1905*Thelma Ritter Brooklyn NY, actress (Miracle on 34th Street), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Johnny Longden jockey/trainer (1958 Racing Hall of Fame), is born.Ref: 5
1909*A Moses Klein Montréal, poet (Hath Not a Jew...), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Florence Rice Cleveland OH, actress (Double Wedding, Riding on Air), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Willem J Kolff Dutch/US internist/inventor (Artificial Kidney), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Edmund George Love US, teacher/historian/author (A Small Bequest), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Juan Pujol Garcia [Garbo/Arabel], Spanish British/German double agent, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Oliver Wendell Harrington cartoonist, is born.Ref: 5
1913*Woody (Wayne) Hayes, Ohio State head coach for 33 years, is born.Ref: 68
1913*Jimmy Hoffa, Teamsters leader who disappeared in 1975, is born.Ref: 5
1913*James Pike Oklahoma City OK, bishop (Beyond Anxiety), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Mel Allen Birmingham AL, sportscaster (voice of the New York Yankees), is born.Ref: 15
1913*Ab [Albert] Visser Dutch poet/writer (Man Without a Head), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Birth of Ira F. Stanphill, Assemblies of God clergyman and song evangelist. He is best known today for the hymn, "Room at the Cross," which he penned in 1946.Ref: 5
1915 A W H Stewart-Moore CEO (Gallaher), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Irving Gordon songwriter, is born.Ref: 5
1916*Edward Platt Staten Island NY, actor (Chief-Get Smart), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Masaki Kobayashi Japanese director (Joi-uchi), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Wawrzyniec Jerzy Zulawski composer, is born.Ref: 5
1917*Herbert A Hauptman New York NY, x-ray crystallographer (Nobel 1985), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Arnold Elton consultant surgeon, is born.Ref: 5
1921*Hugh Downs (TV host: The Jack Paar Show, Concentration, Today, 20/20) is born in Acron OH.Ref: 3
1921*Albert Sloman Vice-Chancellor (Essex U), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Jeanne Demessieux composer, is born.Ref: 5
1921*Piet Kraak Dutch soccer player, is born.Ref: 5
1921*Skeezix of "Gasoline Alley" discovered on Wallets' doorstep.Ref: 5
1923*Jay Herbert golfer (1960 PGA winner), captain of 1971 U.S. Ryder Cup team, is born.Ref: 5
1923 Derrick Holden-Brown CEO (Allied-Lyons), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Donna Atwood ice skater: U.S. National Pairs gold-medalist [w/Eugene Turner: 1941]], is born.Ref: 4
1923*Cesare Siepi opera basso; LP: Cesare Siepi sings Cole Porter and Italian Songs; video: Don Giovanni [Siepi Version], is born.Ref: 4
1924*Arghyris Kounadis composer, is born.Ref: 5
1924*Countess Mountbatten of Burma, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Elliot Lawrence Philadelphia PA, orchestra leader (Guide Right, Howard Cosell), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Peg Murray Denver CO, actress (Me & Mrs C), is born.Ref: 5
1926 John Clark CEO (Plessey Company), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Lois Maxwell Kitchener Ontario, actress (Miss Moneypenny), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Ben Garrido Blaz (Representative-R-Guam, 1985- ), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Juan García Hortelano Spanish author (Tormenta de verano), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Matthew G Martinez (Representative-D-CA, 1982- ), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Vic Morrow Bronx NY, actor (Combat, Roots, Twilight Zone the Movie), is born.Ref: 5
1930 Duncan Montgomery Stewart principal (Lady Margaret Hall-Oxford), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Phyllis McGuire Middletown OH, singer (McGuire Sisters), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Lord Rossmore, is born.Ref: 5
1931*Bernie ‘Boom Boom’ Geoffrion hockey: NHL: Montreal Canadiens [NHL MVP: 1961], NY Rangers, is born.Ref: 4
1932*Alexander Kluge writer, is born.Ref: 5
1932*Brian Kelly, Detroit MI, actor (Flipper, Straightaway), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Jack Hibbert director (Central Statistical Office), is born.Ref: 5
1932 Jocelyn Stevens CEO (English Heritage), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Michael Ball Bishop (Truro), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Peter Ball Bishop (Gloucester), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Vic Morrow, actor, is born.Ref: 17
1933*Andrey Mikhaylovich Volkonsky composer, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Bertram Jay Turetzky composer, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Evelyn Ebsworth Vice-Chancellor (Durham U), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Florence Henderson Dale IN, actress/singer (Carol-Brady Bunch), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Marlene Matthews Australia, sprinter (Olympics-2 bronze-1956), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Christine CT "Christel" Adelaar Dutch actress (Pipo the Clown), is born.Ref: 5
1935*David Wilson British Governor (Hong Kong), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Lord Wilson of Tillyorn, is born.Ref: 5
1935 Peter Phillips printer, is born.Ref: 5
1935*Mickey (Mary) Wright golf champion: U.S. Open [1958, 1959, 1961, 1964], Nabisco Dinah Shore [1973], LPGA [1958, 1960, 1961, 1963], is born.Ref: 4
1936*Andrew Pine Jennings FL, actor (V, WEB, Wide Country), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Fanne Foxe [Annabella Battistella], Argentina, (Wilbur Mills affair), is born.Ref: 5
1937*John MacGregor British MP, is born.Ref: 5
1937*Magic Sam rocker (Chicago Bluesman), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Lee Chamberlin New York NY, actress (Electric Company, Viper), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Chris Pyne trombonist, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Michael Rudman English theater director/producer (Donkeys' Years), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Porpoise first born in captivity in US (Marineland, Florida), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Paul Tsongas (Senator-D-MA), is born.Ref: 5
1941*John Butterfill MP, is born.Ref: 5
1941 Donna Shalala is born.Ref: 10
1942 Margaret Wright chief commissioner (Guide Association), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Ricardo Rodriguez, auto racer, brother of racer Pedro Rodriquz who was killed in a 1971 race at age 31, is born.Ref: 4
1943*Eric Anderson Pittsburgh PA, singer (Avalanche, Be True to You), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Ischa Meijer journalist/critic/actor (Boezemvriend), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Maceo Parker US tenor saxophonist (King's One, Mo' Roots), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Bob Murphy, golf: champion: U.S. Amateur [1965], NCAA Championship [1966], Florida Open [1967], Philadelphia Golf Classic [1968], Thunderbird Classic [1968], Greater Hartford Open Invitational [1970], Australian Masters [1970], Jackie Gleason Inverrary Classic [1975], Jerry Ford Invitational [1979], Canadian Open [1986]; PGA Tour career earnings: $1,642,861, is born in Brooklyn NY.Ref: 4
1944*Carl Bernstein Washington Post investigative reporter (Watergate), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Alan Parker English actor (Bugsy Malone, Evita), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Bruce Summerhays St Louis MO, PGA golfer (Provo Open-1966, 91 93), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Hans Adam prince of Liechtenstein, is born.Ref: 5
1945*K M Jenkins British director of personnel (Royal Mail), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Vic Briggs England, rocker (Animals), is born.Ref: 5
1945*William Hill Boner (Representative-D-TN, 1979- ), is born.Ref: 5
1946*David Green English TV/video producer, is born.Ref: 5
1946*Tim Buckley Washington DC, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears-When I Die), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Tina Aumont Hollywood CA, actress (Master of Love, Casanova), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Gregory Hines dancer, actor: Renaissance Man, Tap, The Cotton Club, Eubie!, is born.Ref: 68
1947*Heidemarie Rosendahl German Federal Republic, long jumper (Olympics-gold-1972), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Judd Gregg (Representative-R-NH, 1981- ), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Pham Tuan Vietnam, cosmonaut (Soyuz 37/36), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Pat O'Brien reporter (Entertainment Tonight), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Jackie [Jr John Coger] Martling "Jackie the Jokeman", comedian (Howard Stern Show), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Raymond Joseph Teller Philadelphia PA, magician (Penn & Teller), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Wally Tax Dutch guitarist, is born.Ref: 5
1949*Ewa Aulin Stockholm Sweden, actress (Candy, Fiorina LeVacca), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Jimmy Randell rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1949*Richard E Neal (Representative-D-MA), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Raymond van het Groenewoud Belgian vocalist/actor (Brussels by Night), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Roger Fisher musician: guitar: group: Heart: Crazy on You, Magic Man, Barracuda, Straight On, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Kevin Keegan British soccer player/manager (Newcastle United), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Michael Doucet singer/musician (Beausoleil), is born.Ref: 5
1951*(Alicia) Jo Jo Starbuck ice skater; ex-Mrs. Terry Bradshaw, is born.Ref: 4
1953*Wayne Siegel composer, is born.Ref: 5
1955*R Jeremy H Lascelles grandson of English princess Mary, is born.Ref: 5
1956*Dave Dravecky pitcher (San Francisco Giants), had arm amputated, is born.Ref: 5
1956*Howard Edward Davis Jr Glen Cove NY, lightweight boxer (Olympics-silver-1976), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Ken Wahl actor: Wiseguy, The Favor, The Omega Syndrome, The Wanderers, Fort Apache, the Bronx, is born.Ref: 4
1958*Perry Stephens Frankfurt Germany, actor (Loving, All My Children), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Jim Kelly NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Meg Tilly [Margaret], Los Angeles CA, actress (Big Chill, Impulse), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Porsche Lynn (Lauren Pokorny) actress: X-rated films, is born.Ref: 4
1963*D'Wayne Wiggins singer (Tony! Toni! Tone!), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Jeff Dellenbach NFL center (New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31), is born.Ref: 5
1963*John Marzano Philadelphia PA, catcher (Seattle Mariners), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Zach Galligan New York NY, actor (Gremlins), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Darrick Brilz NFL center (Cincinnati Bengals), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Zach Galligan actor: Cyborg 3: The Recycler, Ice, Caroline at Midnight, Gremlins series, is born.Ref: 4
1965*Jessie Tuggle NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Clark Sherwood Dennis Houston TX, PGA golfer (1990 Hawaiian Open-3rd), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Petr Svoboda Most Czechoslovakia, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers, Olympics-gold-1998), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Calle Johansson Göteborg Sweden, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Laura Martin LaJolla CA, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-13th-1994), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere Sofia Bulgaria, tennis player (1984 US Open Mixed Doubles), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Chad Magee Tyler TX, Nike golfer (1993 NIKE Shreveport Open-36th), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Harry Colon NFL safety (Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Jeff Graham NFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears, New York Jets), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Roy Barker NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Shana Zadrick Grand Junction CO, model (Guess Jeans), is born.Ref: 5
1970*David Podlich Brisbane Queensland, Australasia golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1970*Elaine Youngs Orange CA, volleyball outside hitter (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Guillaume Raoux France, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1970*Kelly Stinnett US baseball catcher (New York Mets), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Richard Smehlik Ostrava Czechoslovakia, NHL defenseman (Team Czechoslovakian Republic, Buffalo), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Sean Hill Duluth, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Derrick Witherspoon NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Gheorghe Muresan NBA center (Washington Bullets/Wizards), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Kenny Shedd WLAF receiver (Barcelona Dragons, Oakland Raiders), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Lonnie Johnson NFL tight end (Buffalo Bills), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Mayne One rocker (Young Nation), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Bruno Heppell CFL full back (Montréal Alouettes), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Erika Rachael Schwarz Folsom LA, Miss Louisiana-America (1996-2nd), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Raymond Beerens Dutch soccer player (PSV, FC Groningen), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Drew Bledsoe football: QB: Washington State, New England Patriots: Super Bowl XXXI; NFL records: pass attempts in a season [691], pass attempts in a game [70], completions in a game [45], is born.Ref: 4
1973*George Hegamin NFL/WLAF tail back (Dallas Cowboys, Frankfurt Galaxy), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Michael "Mike" Theodore Lambert IV Thomaston GA, rower (Olympics-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Steve McNair NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Tyus Edney NBA guard (Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Michael Lowery NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Rob Jahrling Australian rower (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Jennifer Michelle Roberts Greensboro NC, Miss North Carolina-America (1996), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Nathan Osmond Utah, vocalist (Osmond Boys), is born.Ref: 5
1978*Laurie Schwoy soccer forward (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1985*Jacob Parker actor (Evening Shade), is born.Ref: 5
1998*Arpad Flynn Busson, New York NY, son of model Elle MacPherson, is born.Ref: 5
278*St. Valentine is beheaded.Ref: 62
279*Saint Valentine murdered 270 A.D.Ref: 10
869*Cyrillus Greek apostle of Slaves, dies.Ref: 5
869 Saint Cyril dies.Ref: 10
1349*2,000 Jews are burned at the stake in Strasbourg, Germany.Ref: 2
1400*The deposed King of England (1377-99), Richard II is murdered in Pontefract Castle in Yorkshire at age 33.Ref: 2
1405*Timur/Tamerlan "Lenk" [Crippled], Mongols monarch, dies at about 68.Ref: 5
1528*Edzard I the Great count of Austria-E Frisia (1494-1528), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1571*Benvenuto Cellini Italian sculptor/metalsmith/author (Perseus), dies at 70.Ref: 68
1571 Odet de Coligny Cardinal of Châtillon/count of Beauvais, dies at 53.Ref: 5
1681*Francesco Nigetti composer, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1760*François Collin de Blamont composer, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1779*Captain James Cook, 50, the great English explorer and navigator, is murdered by natives of Hawaii during his third visit to the Pacific island group.Ref: 3
1780*William Blackstone English lawyer, dies at age 56.Ref: 5
1790*Capel Bond composer, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1818*John C Hespe Dutch journalist/politician, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1820*Charles F Duke of Berry, murdered at 42.Ref: 5
1831 Vincente Guerrero Mexican revolutionary hero, dies.Ref: 5
1841*Antun Sorkocevic composer, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1846 Cornelis F van Maanen Dutch supreme court justice, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1857*Johannes B van Bree Dutch violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 56.Ref: 5
1873*Charles Samvei Bovy-Lysberg composer, dies at 52.Ref: 5
1884*Alice Roosevelt first wife of 26th President of the US Theodore Roosevelt; dies [17 years before her husband became President].Ref: 3
1891*William Tecumseh Sherman, famous for his march through Georgia, dies at age 71.Ref: 4
1901*Edward John Hopkins composer, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1908*Georges Jean Pfeiffer composer, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1916*Petko J Todorov Bulgaria writer (Zmejova), dies at 36.Ref: 5
1925*Jacques Rivier, French writer, critic and editor, dies at age 38.Ref: 70
1929*The St. Valentine's Day Massacre. in Chicago, the first organized crime massacre of national notoriety occurs when gunmen in the employment of gangster Al Capone murder seven members of the "Bugs" Moran gang in a garage on North Clark Street.Ref: 3
1937*Erkki Gustav Melartin composer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1943 Frieda Reiss French 11 month old baby, murdered in Auschwitz.Ref: 5
1943*David Hilbert Konigsberg East Prussia, mathematician, dies at age 81.Ref: 70
1943*Alice Henry, Australian journalist; promoted women's suffrage and social reform, dies at age 85.Ref: 5
1950 Eduard Hermann German linguist (Homer), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1950*Karl G Jansky Czechoslovakian discoverer of cosmic radio sources, dies at 44.Ref: 5
1955*Charles Cuvillier composer, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1959*Baby Dodds, American jazz musician, dies at age 60.Ref: 70
1960*Sven R Lidman Swedish writer (Tvedräktens Barn), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1961*Wallis Clark actress (Easy Money), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1964*At the age of twenty-two, 1962 National League Rookie of the Year Cub Ken Hubbs dies in a Pravo, Utah plane crash.Ref: 1
1965*Desire-Emile Inghelbrecht French composer/conductor, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1967*Sig Ruman actor (Schultz-Life With Luigi), dies at 82.Ref: 5
1967*James Schneider actor (Keystone Kops), dies at 85.Ref: 5
1969*Vito Genovese US mafia chief, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1969*Wolfe Barzell actor (Blue Angel), dies of heart attack at 72.Ref: 5
1972*Lambertus "Bertus" van Lyre composer/conductor (Dike), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1975*Heintje Davids [Hendrika David], Dutch cabaret artist, dies at 87.Ref: 5
1975*Sir Pelham G. Wodehous, English comic novelist, short story writer, lyricist and playwright, dies at age 93.Ref: 70
1975*Sir Julian Huxley, English biologist, philosopher, educator and author, dies at age 87.Ref: 70
1979*Adolph Dubs, the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, was kidnapped in Kabul by Muslim extremists and killed in a shootout between his abductors and police.Ref: 70
1980*Victor Gruen, Austrian-born American architect and city planner, dies at age 76.Ref: 70
1982*Henk Schaer [Hendricus J M Schaareman], Dutch actor, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1987*Bola Sete guitarist, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1987*Dmitry Borisovich Kabalevsky composer, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1988*Frederick Loewe US composer (My Fair Lady), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1990*Ninety-four people of 146 are killed when an Indian Airlines passenger jet crashed while landing at Bangalore in southern India. (TWA, 1991)Ref: 95
1990*Jean Wallace [Walasek], actress (Big Combo), dies of hemorrhage at 66.Ref: 5
1991*Arno Breker German sculptor (Third Reich), dies at 90.Ref: 5
1991*John A McCone Head of CIA (1961-65), dies.Ref: 5
1992*Angelique Pettyjohn actress (Biohazard), dies of cancer at 48.Ref: 5
1992*Jacob "Bob" de Uyl journalist/author (Restless Travel), dies at 61.Ref: 5
1992*Roepie Kruize hockey player (Olympics-bronze-48/silver-52), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1993*Buddy Pepper composer, dies of heart failure at 70.Ref: 5
1993*The body of James Bulger, a 2-year-old boy who had been lured away from his mother in a Bootle, England shopping mall two days earlier, is found along a stretch of railroad track. Robert Thompson and Jon Venables, ages 8 and 10 at the time, were later convicted of murder and spend 8 years in detention before being paroled. (XDG, p 4A, 2/14/2003)Ref: 83
1993*Fire in Linxi department store in Tangshan China, kills 79.Ref: 5
1994*Christopher Lasch author (Culture of Narcissism), dies at 61.Ref: 5
1994*Gary "BB" Coleman blues vocal/guitarist/producer, dies at 47.Ref: 5
1995*Alberto Burri Italian physician/sculptor/painter, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1995*Ischa Meÿer journalist/critic/entertainer/interviewer, dies at 52.Ref: 5
1995*Michael Vincent Gazzo US actor/playwright (Godfather 2), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1995*Nigel Lucius Graeme Finch TV Director/film-maker, dies at 45.Ref: 5
1995*Patricia Highsmith writer, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1995*Roger de Grey English chairman of Royal Academy (1984-93), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1995*Siem Suurhoff TV-director (Behind the News, Sonja), dies at 58.Ref: 5
1995 U Nu PM of Burma (1948-56, 57-58, 60-62), dies.Ref: 5
1996*Bob Paisley football manager, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1996*Caroline Blackwood writer, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1996 Eva Hart Titanic survivor, dies at age 90.Ref: 5
1996 Ivan William Hannaford, sociologist, dies at 64Ref: 5
1998*James Taylor murders Ronald and Carolyn Rihm, a couple who had been shielding Taylor's abused wife. (XDG, p 1A, 1/04/2003)Ref: 83
1999*John Ehrlichman, American presidential assistant during Nixon administration, Watergate figure, dies at age 73.Ref: 70

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