Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
February 18th

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-3102*-BC- Origin of Kali Era (India).Ref: 5
1503*Henry Tudor becomes the Prince of Wales (later Henry VIII)Ref: 5
1536 France & Turkey sign military/trade agreement against King Karel.Ref: 5
1563 Huguenot Jean Poltrot de Méré shoots General François De Guise.Ref: 5
1634 Ferdinand II orders commander Albrecht von Wallenstein, execution.Ref: 5
1688*At a monthly meeting in Germantown, PA, a group of Quakers and Mennonites became the first white body in English America to register a formal protest against slavery. The historic "Germantown Protest" denounced both slavery and the slave trade.Ref: 5
1745*Bonnie Prince Charlie's troops occupy Inverness Scotland.Ref: 5
1787*Austrian emperor Jozef II bans children under 8 from labor.Ref: 5
1804*First US land-grant college, Ohio University, Athens OH, chartered.Ref: 5
1828*More than 100 vessels destroyed in a storm, Gibraltar.Ref: 5
1841*The first continuous filibuster in the U.S. Senate began. It lasted until March 11th.Ref: 5
1849*First regular steamboat service to San Francisco CA starts: gold rush prospectors from east coast.Ref: 5
1850*California Legislature creates 9 Bay Area counties.Ref: 5
1856*American (Know-Nothing) Party abolishes secrecy.Ref: 5
1861*Jefferson F. Davis is inaugurated as the Confederacy's provisional president at a ceremony held in Montgomery, AL.Ref: 2
1861*King Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia becomes first king of Italy.Ref: 5
1867*The Augusta Institute was founded in Georgia. Established as an institution of higher learning for black students, it moved to Atlanta in 1879, and in 1913 changed its name to Morehouse College.Ref: 5
1876 Direct telegraph link established between Britain & New Zealand.Ref: 5
1884 General Charles Gordon arrives in Khartoum.Ref: 5
1896*Cave of Winds at Niagara Falls goes almost dry for first time in 50 years.Ref: 5
1899*San Francisco named as a port of dispatch for Army transportsRef: 62
1899*80º F, San Francisco CA.Ref: 5
1903*Kuyper government launches anti strike laws.Ref: 5
1906*(Haywood Trial) Denied an opportunity to call lawyers or loved ones, the three union leaders are placed on a special train at daybreak. Orders are issued that the train not stop until it has crossed the Idaho border.Ref: 87
1907*600,000 tons of grain are sent to Russia to relieve the famine there.Ref: 2
1908*First US postage stamps in coils issued.Ref: 5
1920*Vuillemin and Chalus complete their first flight over the Sahara Desert.Ref: 2
1923*Belgium Borinage-mine workers strike for higher wages.Ref: 5
1924*US, Minister of Marine Edwin Denby ends term due to Teapot Dome-scandal.Ref: 5
1927*US & Canada begin diplomatic relations.Ref: 5
1939*Golden Gate International Exposition opens on Treasure Island.Ref: 5
1943*Construction begins at Oak Ridge on buildings for Y-12, the electromagnetic U-235 separation plant.Ref: 91
1943*Augusto Pinochet Ugarte (Chilean General/dictator) marries Lucia Hiriart.Ref: 5
1948*Huge meteorite falls on Norton County, Nebraska.Ref: 10
1951 Nepál becomes a constitutional monarchy.Ref: 5
1951*Netherlands Radio School forms.Ref: 5
1954 East and West Berlin drop thousands of propaganda leaflets on each other after the end of a month long truce.Ref: 2
1955 Baghdad Pact signed, making Turkey & Iraq a defense alliance.Ref: 5
1964*The United States cuts military aid to five nations in reprisal for having trade relations with Cuba.Ref: 2
1964*Papandreou government takes power in Greece.Ref: 5
1965*Gambia gains independence from Britain (National Day).Ref: 5
1968*British adopt year-round daylight savings time.Ref: 5
1969*PLO-attack El-Al plane in Zurich Switzerland.Ref: 5
1970*(Chicago 7) The jury returns its verdict, finding five of the seven defendants guilty of violating the Anti-Riot Act of 1968. Froines and Weiner are acquitted.Ref: 3
1970*US President Nixon launches "Nixon-doctrine".Ref: 5
1972*The California Supreme Court declares the death penalty cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the state constitution. 107 inmates were taken off death row. Among those spared by the ruling was Charles Manson.Ref: 4
1972*(Manson) The California Supreme Court declares the death penalty unconstitutional and Manson's sentence is automatically reduced to life in prison.Ref: 87
1972*Giulio Andreotti sworn in as premier of Italy.Ref: 5
1973*54-kg octopus measuring 7 meter across captured in Hood Canal, Washington.Ref: 5
1974*(Patty Hearst) Randolph Hearst is to give $2 million in free food for the poor in order to open talks for his daughter Patty.Ref: 2
1974*US ambassador to India Daniel Moynihan presents $2,046,700,000 check.Ref: 5
1975*Italy broadens abortion law.Ref: 5
1979*-52º F (-47º C), Old Forge NY (state record).Ref: 5
1979*Snow falls in the Sahara Desert.Ref: 5
1979*President Zia ur-Rahmans National Party wins elections in Bangladesh.Ref: 5
1980*Pierre Elliott Trudeau's Liberal Party wins Canada's elections.Ref: 5
1982*Mexico devalues the peso by 30 percent to fight an economic slide.Ref: 2
1983*Paul Allen resigns as Microsoft's Executive Vice President, but remains on the Board of Directors. 
1984*Roman Catholicism ceases to be the state religion of ItalyRef: 62
1984 Revised concordat between Italy & the Vatican signed.Ref: 5
1987 The executives of the Girl Scouts movement decided, because the older girls wanted a change, that it was time to change the color of the scout uniform from the traditional Girl Scout green to the newer Girl Scout blue.Ref: 4
1988*(US Supreme Court Justice) Anthony M. Kennedy is sworn in as the 104th justice of the US Supreme Court.Ref: 5
1989*Steve Garvey marries Candace Thomas while at the same time being accused of fathering children by 2 other women.Ref: 5
2001*FBI Agent Robert Philip Hanssen was arrested for conspiracy to commit espionage. The affidavit in support of an arrest warrant for Hanssen charged that he had engaged in a lengthy relationship with the KGB and its agencies.Ref: 14
1901*H Cecil Booth patented a dust removing suction cleaner.Ref: 5
1930*The planet Pluto is discovered by Clyde W. Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, AZ.Ref: 3
1930*Elm Farm Ollie became the first cow to fly in an airplane. Elm Farm Ollie was a Guernsey who took to the air and as a special added attraction, got a milking in flight (mmmmmoooooooo!) while over St. Louis, MO. The milk was sealed in little paper containers and then parachuted over the city.Ref: 4
1974*NASA launches Italian satellite San Marcos C-2 (235/843 km).Ref: 5
1977*The space shuttle Enterprise, sitting atop a Boeing 747, went on its maiden flight above the Mojave Desert.Ref: 70
1979*NASA launches space vehicle S-202.Ref: 5
1129 Jerusalem taken by Emperor Frederik II.Ref: 5
1574 Zeeland falls to Dutch rebels.Ref: 5
1713*French invade under Jacques Cassard on Curaçao.Ref: 5
1797*British Navy takes Island of Trinidad; Spanish Governor Chacon surrenders.Ref: 10
1813 Czar Alexander enters Warsaw at the head of his Army.Ref: 2
1815*Treaty of peace with Great Britain proclaimed.Ref: 5
1857 Insurrection of Chinese in Sarawak, Borneo.Ref: 5
1865*Union troops force the Confederates to abandon Fort Anderson, NC.Ref: 2
1865*Evacuation of Charleston SC; Sherman's troops burn the city.Ref: 5
1865*Battle of Ft Moultrie SC occupied by Federals.Ref: 5
1879*Arabs capture Egyptian premier Nabar Pasha.Ref: 5
1891 Captain Archinard's army fights with Nyamina of Niger in West-Sudan.Ref: 5
1900*Battle at Paardeberg, 1,270 British killed/injured.Ref: 5
1900*British troops occupy Monte Christo Natal.Ref: 5
1915*German submarine 'blockade' of the British Isles begins.Ref: 38
1921*British troops occupy Dublin.Ref: 5
1932*Japan declares Manchuria Independent.Ref: 5
1935*Rome reports sending troops to Italian Somalia.Ref: 2
1942*Japanese troops land on Bali.Ref: 5
1943*Nazis arrest White Rose resistance leaders "White Rose" in Munich.Ref: 36
1943*German General Erwin Rommel takes three towns in Tunisia, North Africa.Ref: 2
1944*The U.S. Army and Marines invade Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific.Ref: 2
1944*U.S. carrier-based planes destroy the Japanese naval base at Truk in the Caroline Islands. 
1944*Maastricht resistance fighter JAJ Janssen arrested.Ref: 5
1962*Robert F. Kennedy says that U.S. troops will stay in Vietnam until Communism is defeated.Ref: 2
1962 France & Algerian Moslems negotiate truce to end 7 year war.Ref: 5
1968*Three U.S. pilots that were held by the Vietnamese arrive in Washington.Ref: 2
1968*10,000 demonstrators against US in Vietnam War in West-Berlin.Ref: 5
1979*The Soviet Union warns China to stop its invasion of VietnamRef: 62
1839*Detroit Boat Club forms (still exists today).Ref: 5
1899*Stanley Cup Montréal Shamrocks sweep Queens University (Kingston Ontario) in 2 games.Ref: 5
1900*Ajax soccer team forms in Amsterdam.Ref: 5
1909*Boston Red Sox trade Cy Young, at 41, to Cleveland Naps.Ref: 5
1916*Major league baseball initiates an option plan to protect minor league players.Ref: 1
1922*Kenesaw Mountain Landis resigns his post as U.S. District Judge in Illinois. Judge Landis had been baseball commissioner since 1920 to devote full-time to baseball.Ref: 4
1924 US female Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard.Ref: 5
1924 US male Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger.Ref: 5
1932 Sonja Henie wins her 6th world women’s figure skating title in Montreal, Canada.Ref: 5
1936*NHL record 32 points scored, New York Americans (28) & Montréal Maroons (24).Ref: 5
1943*William D. Cox, a New York lumberman, buys the Phillies.Ref: 1
1944*Fifteen year old Joe Nuxhul signs a contract with the Reds just one day after playing a high school basketball game.Ref: 1
1951*3 City College of New York basketball players admit to accepting bribes.Ref: 5
1960*Vice president Nixon opens the 8th Winter Olympics games in Squaw Valley CA. A lack of snow had prompted organizers to hire Native Americans to do a snow dance, but a deluge of rain was the only result. Snow finally arrived just before the opening ceremonies, which had to be delayed to await the arrival of U.S. Vice-President Richard M. Nixon, who would declare the games open. The storm had held up his flight.Ref: 5
1960*Walter O'Malley, Los Angeles Dodger owner, purchases Chavez Ravine for $494,000.Ref: 5
1961 Henk van der Grift becomes world champion skater.Ref: 5
1962*Louise Suggs wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open.Ref: 5
1965*Frank Gifford announces his retirement from football for broadcasting.Ref: 5
1967*During a special softball exhibition game, pitcher Eddie Fienger strikes six consecutive major leaguers; his victims include Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Brooks Robinson, Harmon Killebrew, Roberto Clemente and Maury Wills.Ref: 1
1967*Bob Seagren sets pole vault record at 17'3".Ref: 5
1968*10th Winter Olympics games close at Grenoble, France.Ref: 5
1973*Richard Petty, the "King of Stock Car Racing," wins the Daytona 500 before a crowd of over 103,000 spectators.Ref: 3
1973*Belgian Emile Puttemans runs 3000 meter indoor record 7 39.2.Ref: 5
1973*Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Pompano Beach Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1978 First Iron Man Triathlon (swim, bike ride, marathon) held, Kona HI.Ref: 5
1979*Amy Alcott wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1983*NBA Indiana Pacers begin a 28 game road losing streak.Ref: 5
1984*The New York Knicks retire Bill Bradley's uniform no. 24.Ref: 31
1984*Reed Larson of Detroit got two assists to become the highest scoring American-born player in the history of the National Hockey League. Larson broke the record (previously held by Tom Williams) by scoring his 432nd point.Ref: 4
1985*Diver Greg Louganis is recognized as the top amateur athlete in the United States, as he received the James E. Sullivan Award of the Amateur Athletic Union in Indianapolis, IN. Louganis won double gold at the 1984 Olympic Games.Ref: 4
1986*San Antonio's Alvin Robertson scores NBA 2nd quadruple double-20 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists & 10 steals against Phoenix.Ref: 5
1989*Sherri Turner wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open/Itoki Pro-Am.Ref: 5
1990*Jane Crafter wins LPGA Phar-Mor at Inverrary Golf Tournament.Ref: 5
1991*Edmonton Oiler goalie Grant Fuhr returns to NHL after season-long suspension for substance abuse & shuts out New Jersey Devils 4-0.Ref: 5
1993*Colorado Rockies' pitchers and catchers report to Tucson, Ariz., for the club's inaugural spring training. Position players report five days later.Ref: 86
1994 Dan Jansen skates world record 1000 meter (1:12.43).Ref: 5
1994*Shreveport Pirates join CFL as 4th US team.Ref: 5
1995 Angela Kennedy swims world record 100 meter butterfly.Ref: 5
1995*Barb Thomas Whitehead wins Cup o' Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open.Ref: 5
1995 Warnecke swims world record 50 meter freestyle.Ref: 5
1996*Daytona 500 race.Ref: 5
1998*New York Rangers fire head coach Colin CampbellRef: 5
1678 John Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress" was first published, in England. Bunyan was frequently imprisoned for preaching without a license. During these sequestered times, between 1660-72, Bunyan collected the ideas enabling him to pen this masterpiece of Christian literature.Ref: 5
1735*The first opera performed in America, known as either "Flora" or "Hob in the Well", was presented in Charleston, SC.Ref: 4
1834*First US labor newspaper, "The Man", published, New York NY.Ref: 5
1865 "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain was published.Ref: 70
1874*Mussorgsky's opera "Boris Gudunov" premieres in St. Petersburg.Ref: 10
1884*Police seize all copies of Tolstoy's "What I Believe In".Ref: 5
1885 Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" was published in the US for the first time.Ref: 5
1902*The opera "Le Jongleur (Hunchback) de Notre Dame" is produced (Monte Carlo).Ref: 5
1905 Frank Wedekind's "Hidada, oder Sein und Haben" premieres in Munich.Ref: 5
1906 Vincent d'Indy's "Jour D'été à La Montagne" premieres in Paris.Ref: 5
1913 French painting "Nude Descending a Staircase" by Marcel DuChamp displayed at Armory Show in New York NY.Ref: 5
1927 Singer Jessica Dragonette starred on radio’s Cities Service Concerts (sponsored by the oil company of the same name) and literally, “sang her way into radio immortality.” She also sang on the Palmolive Beauty Box Theatre in the 1930s. In 1940 she starred on Pet Milk’s Saturday Nite Serenade. Her many fans referred to her as the “first great voice of the air.”Ref: 4
1930 Luigi Pirandello's "Come Tu Mi Vuoi" premieres in Milan.Ref: 5
1930*Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's "Simple Simon" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1937*Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegal receive a harsh rejection from Tip Top Comics regarding their idea of "The Superman". (Daniels, Les, "Superman", 1998, ISBN 0-8118-2162-5) 
1938 One of the most famous and popular motion pictures of all time lit up the silver screen, as The Big Broadcast of 1938 was released to movie houses. The film featured Bob Hope and his version of what would be his theme song, Thanks for the Memory. The song received an Oscar for Best Song. Dorothy Lamour and W.C. Fields also had starring roles in the film.Ref: 4
1942*The Mills Brothers waxed one of their three greatest hits. Paper Doll became Decca record #18318. In addition to Paper Doll, the other two classics by the Mills Brothers are: You Always Hurt The One You Love (1944) and Glow Worm (1952).Ref: 4
1943*First edition of Dutch resistance newspaper "Trouw".Ref: 5
1947*Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Telephone" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1948*"Mr. Roberts" opens 1157 performance run on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre.Ref: 10
1949 Yours Truly Johnny Dollar debuted on CBS radio. The program starred Charles Russell as the insurance investigator with the action-packed expense account. The show was the last of the major, dramatic network programs on radio. Johnny Dollar walked into the radio sunset in 1962.Ref: 4
1950*"Dance Me a Song" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 35 performances.Ref: 5
1952*4th Emmy Awards Red Skelton, Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca win.Ref: 5
1953*Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz signed a contract worth $8,000,000 to continue the "I Love Lucy" TV show through 1955. The deal was the richest contract in television.Ref: 4
1953*The new fad in America was 3-D, as demonstrated in the movie, Bwana Devil. The three-dimensional feature opened at Loew’s State Theatre in New York City. Arch Oboler directed the movie which starred Robert Stack and the three-dimensional Barbara Britton.Ref: 4
1953*"Maggie" opens at National Theater NYC for 5 performances.Ref: 5
1964*Muriel Resnik's "Any Wednesday" opens at the Music Box Theatre in New York City. The play established Gene Hackman as an actor. Don Porter and Sandy Dennis also starred in the show.Ref: 4
1965*"Fade Out-Fade In" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 72 performances.Ref: 5
1967 The National Art Gallery in Washington agrees to buy a Da Vinci for a record $5 million.Ref: 2
1968*David Gilmour joins rock group Pink Floyd.Ref: 5
1972*John & Yoko end a week of co-hosting Mike Douglas Show.Ref: 5
1973*The King Biscuit Flower Hour debuted in the U.S. with a live (nationally syndicated) broadcast of Blood Sweat & Tears and the Mahavisnu Orchestra. The program also featured a then unknown Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.Ref: 4
1975*2nd American Music Award.Ref: 5
1977*George Harrison releases "True Love".Ref: 5
1979*Miniseries "Roots The Next Generations" premieres on ABC TV.Ref: 5
1980*Billy Wyman said he will leave the Rolling Stones in 1983 (Sure!).Ref: 5
1990*Fiction: Hulk fictional character in "Death of Incredible Hulk" on NBC, dies.Ref: 5
1994*Actor Joe Pantoliano (41) weds model Nancy Sheppard (31).Ref: 5
1995*Pamela Anderson (Baywatch) & Tommy Lee (Motley Crüe) wed.Ref: 5
1997*Trinity Broadcasting Network, a U.S. Christian TV net, cancelled Pat Boone’s weekly gospel music show after he appeared in black leather and fake tattoos on the American Music Awards show. The network said it received thousands of protest phone calls and letters from its ‘prayer partners’. Boone explained that his garb was designed to promote his album In a Metal Mood: No More Mr. Nice Guy.Ref: 4
1404*Leon B Alberti Italian humanist/architect (Della Pittura), is born.Ref: 5
1516*Queen Mary I Tudor, Greenwich, (1553-58), first reigning queen of Great Britain, also known as Bloody Mary for her persecution of Protestants, is born in Greenwich Palace.Ref: 17
1559*Isaac Casaubon naturalized English classical scholar, theologian, is born.Ref: 5
1609*Edward Hyde Earl of Clarendon, English lord chancellor/PM (1660-67), is born.Ref: 5
1632*Giovanni Battista Vitali composer, is born.Ref: 5
1677*Jacques Cassini French astronomer (rings of Saturn), is born.Ref: 5
1716*Gaspard Fritz composer, is born.Ref: 5
1745*Count Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta physicist/inventor (battery), is born.Ref: 5
1751*Karl Haack composer, is born.Ref: 5
1770*Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck composer, is born.Ref: 5
1771*Friedrich Christian Ruppe composer, is born.Ref: 5
1775*Thomas Girtin London, artist/watercolorist, is born.Ref: 5
1776*John Parry composer, is born.Ref: 5
1781*Birth of Henry Martyn, Anglican missionary to Persia. Martyn first sailed for the East in 1805. His great linguistic gifts led him to translate the New Testament both into Hindustani and Arabic, before his premature death at 31.Ref: 5
1783*James Biddle, American career naval officer, is born.Ref: 70
1784 Niccolo Paganini, is born.Ref: 10
1790*Marshall Hall Basford Nottinghamshire, physician, is born.Ref: 5
1795*George Peabody South Danvers MA, merchant/philanthropist, is born.Ref: 5
1805*Louis Malesherbes Goldsborough Rear Admiral (Union Navy), is born.Ref: 5
1815*Henri Leys Flemish painter, is born.Ref: 5
1817*Lewis Addison Armistead Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863, is born.Ref: 5
1817*Walter Page Lane Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1892, is born.Ref: 5
1819*Joseph Philbrick Webster composer, is born.Ref: 5
1829*Jean Jacques Alfred Mouton Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864, is born.Ref: 5
1833*James Deshler Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863, is born.Ref: 5
1836*Ramakrishna Hooghly Bengal, Hindu saint (preached unity of all religions), is born.Ref: 5
1836*Swami Ramakrishna [Gadadhar Chatterji] Indian mystic/Hindu leader, is born.Ref: 5
1838*Ernst Mach Chirlitz-Turas Austria, physicist/philosopher/psychologist, is born.Ref: 5
1841*Samuel Prowse Warren composer, is born.Ref: 5
1844*Willem Maris Dutch painter (Hague School), is born.Ref: 5
1848*Louis Comfort Tiffany, a craftsman and designer who made significant advancements in the art of glassmaking, is born.Ref: 70
1849*Alexander L Kielland Norwegian writer/politician (Garman og Worse), is born.Ref: 5
1850*George Henschel composer, is born.Ref: 5
1853*August Belmont Jr breeder (Man 'O War)/founder (New York Jockey Club), is born.Ref: 5
1857*Max Klinger German graphic artist/painter/sculptor, is born.Ref: 5
1858*Louise M A princess of Belgium, is born.Ref: 5
1859*Sholem Aleichem [Solomon Rabinowitz], author (Fiddler on the Roof), is born.Ref: 5
1860*Anders Zorn Swedish painter/etcher/sculptor (Gustavus Vasa), is born.Ref: 5
1862*Charles M. Schwab, "Boy Wonder" of the steel industry. President of both U.S. Steel and Bethlehem Steel, is born.Ref: 2
1875*Walter Andrae German archaeologist (Babylon, Assur), is born.Ref: 5
1877*Betsy Ranucci-Beckmann [Theodora], Dutch author/actress (Dead Water), is born.Ref: 5
1880*Eric De Lamarter composer, is born.Ref: 5
1883*Tom Walls Kingsthorpe England, actor/producer (Undercover), is born.Ref: 5
1884*Burt Mustin Pittsburgh PA, actor (All in the Family, Andy Griffith Show), is born.Ref: 5
1887*Nikos Kasandsakis writer, is born.Ref: 5
1888*Gladys Cooper England, actress (Margaret-The Rogues), is born.Ref: 5
1889*Sybold van Ravesteyn architect (Blijdorp, CS Rotterdam, Utrecht), is born.Ref: 5
1890*Adolphe Menjou Pittsburgh PA, actor (Front Page, Star is Born), is born.Ref: 5
1890*Edward Arnold New York NY, actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), is born.Ref: 5
1890*Boris L Pasternak Russian poet/writer (Dr Zhivago), is born.Ref: 5
1890*Lauri SA Haarla Finnish (stage)writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja), is born.Ref: 5
1891*Chester Clute New Jersey, actor (Niagra Falls), is born.Ref: 5
1892*Wendell L. (Lewis) Willkie, politician, 1940 Republican presidential candiate, is born.Ref: 4
1894*Andres Segovia, Spanish classical guitar virtuoso, is born.Ref: 17
1895*George "The Gipper" Gipp Notre Dame football star, is born.Ref: 5
1895*Semjon Timoshenko Russian marshal/inspector-general (WWII), is born.Ref: 5
1896*André Breton France, surrealist poet/writer (founder of surréalism), is born.Ref: 5
1898*Enzo Ferrari (auto racer, auto manufacturer) is born.Ref: 68
1898*K'Tut Tantri broadcaster/hotelier, is born.Ref: 5
1899*Sir Arthur Bryant English historian and biographer (King Charles II), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Reginald Sheffield London England, actor (Second Chance), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Nikolaj V Podgorny President of USSR (1965-77), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Billy De Wolfe (William Andrew Jones), Wollaston MA, actor (Good Morning World), is born in Wollaston MA.Ref: 5
1907 Harm van Riel Dutch politician (Dutch Liberal Party), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Wallace Stegner novelist/critic (Pulitzer-1971-Angle of Repose), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Matti Jarvinen Finland, javelin thrower (Olympics-gold-1932), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Heinz Kühn German premier (North-Rhine Westphalia), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Dane Clark Brooklyn NY, actor (Wire Service, Bold Venture, Perry Mason), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Artur Axmann Nazi youth leader, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Pee Wee King Milwaukee WI, country singer (Pee Wee King Song), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Edward George Edwards chemist, is born.Ref: 5
1915*David van de Woestijne Flemish pianist/composer (Les Aéronautes), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Marcel Landowsky composer, is born.Ref: 5
1916*Jean Drapeau mayor of Montréal (1954-1957, 1960-1986), is born.Ref: 5
1916 Betty Phyllis Gathergood curator, is born.Ref: 5
1917*Phyllis Calvert London, actress (Man in Grey), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Bill Cullen Pittsburgh PA, TV game show host (over 20 different games), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Jack Palance [Walter Palanuik], Lattimer PA, actor (City Slickers), is born.Ref: 68
1921*Barbara Hale actress (Della Street-Perry Mason), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Allan Melvin Kansas City MO, actor (Phil Silvers Show, Barney-All in the Family), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Helen Gurley Brown Portland ME, author/publisher (Cosmopolitan), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Eric Gairy premier (Grenada), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Allan Melvin Kansas City MO, actor (Brady Bunch, Barney-All in Family), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Günter Haese German sculptor/graphic artist (Guggenheim prize 1967), is born.Ref: 5
1925*George Kennedy New York NY, actor (Cool Hand Luke, Airport, Blue Knight), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Len Ford NFL end (Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Harry "Little" Caesar blues singer/actor (City Heat, Homer & Eddie), is born.Ref: 5
1927*John W Warner (Senator-R-VA, 1979- ), married Liz Taylor, is born.Ref: 5
1927*Tabe Bas actor/opera vocalist (Leiser Wolf in Anatevka), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Jim McElreath Indy Car driver: Indy 500 Rookie of the Year [1962], is born.Ref: 4
1929*Leonard Cyril Deighton English author (Ipcress File, Fighter), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Gahan Wilson ‘America’s master of the macabre’:cartoonist: Playboy, The New YorkerRef: 4
1930*Theodore C Freeman Haverford PA, captain USAF/astronaut, is born.Ref: 5
1931*Dieter Schonbach composer, is born.Ref: 5
1931*Johnny Hart cartoonist, is born.Ref: 5
1931*Maxwell Thurman US General, is born.Ref: 5
1931 Swraj Paul Indian/British industrial/multi-millionaire (Caparo), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Toni Morrison (Chloe Anthony Wofford), Nobel laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning author (The Bluest Eye, Beloved), is born in Ohio.Ref: 2
1932*Milos Forman Cáslav Czechoslovakia, director (One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus, Ragtime), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Kim Novak Chicago IL, actress (Vertigo, Of Human Bondage), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Mary Ure England, model/actress (Reflection of Fear, Windom's Way), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Yoko Ono Lennon [Mrs John Lennon], Tokyo Japan, singer(?), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Bobby Robson British soccer coach (PSV), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Elisabeth S "Elly" Belder-Ameling Dutch soprano, is born.Ref: 5
1934*Aldo Ceccato Milan Italy, conductor (Detroit Symphony Orchestra 1973-77), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Audre Lord, poet, is born.Ref: 2
1935*Sonny Bono (Representative-R-CA)/singer (Sonny & Cher), is born.Ref: 24
1936*Marin Sorescu poet/dramatist, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Ronald William Eastman cinematographer, is born.Ref: 5
1937*Jeff Farrell US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1960), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Manny Mota baseball outfielder (Los Angeles Dodgers), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Elke Erb writer, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Dal (Charles Dallan) Maxvill baseball: SL Cardinals [World Series: 1964, 1967, 1968], Oakland Athletics [World Series: 1974], Pittsburgh Pirates, is born.Ref: 4
1939*Claude Ake political scientist, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Marlos Nobre composer, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Petronella CM "Carletta" Banning actress (Potasch & Perlemoer), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Herman Santiago singer: group: Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers: Why Do Fools Fall in Love?, The ABCs of Love, is born.Ref: 4
1941*David Blue [Cohen], Providence RI, rocker (Cupid's Arrow), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Herb Santiago vocalist (Frankie Lymon & Teenagers-Why Do Fools Fall), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Irma Thomas [Lee], US vocalist (It's Raining), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Judy Rankin St Louis MO, LPGA golfer (Vare Trophy 1976-77), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Michael Nader St Louis MO, actor (Peter-Gidget, Dex Dexter-Dynasty), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Carlos A Lopes Portugal, marathon runner (Olympics-gold-1984), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Eliot L Engel (Representative-D-NY), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Princess Maria Christina [Marijke], of Netherlands, is born.Ref: 5
1947*Dennis DeYoung musician: keyboard, singer: group: Styx: Lady, Sweet Madame Blue, Come Sail Away, Babe, The Best of Times; solo: Desert Moon, is born in Chicago IL.Ref: 4
1948*Sinead Cusack actress: Stealing Beauty, Cyrano de Bergerac, Revenge; married to actor, Jeremy Irons; daughter of actor, Cyril Cusack, is born in Ireland.Ref: 4
1948*Keith Knudsen musician: drums, singer: group: The Doobie Brothers: What a Fool Believes, Real Love, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Carolyn B Maloney (Representative-D-NY), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Actress Cybil Shepherd is born in Memphis TN. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1949*John (Claiborn) Mayberry baseball: Houston Astros, KC Royals [all-star: 1973, 1974], Toronto Blue Jays, NY Yankees, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Jerry (Julio Ruben Torres) Morales baseball: SD Padres, Chicago Cubs [all-star: 1977], SL Cardinals, Detroit Tigers, NY Mets, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Jess Walton actress (Jill Abbott-Young & Restless), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Bruce (Eugene) Kison baseball: pitcher: Pittsburgh Pirates [World Series: 1971, 1979], California Angels, Boston Red Sox, is born.Ref: 4
1950*John Hughes director (Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Dick Stockton Texas Tennis Hall-of-Famer, is born.Ref: 4
1952*Juice Newton [Judy Cohen], Virginia, singer (Angel of the Morning), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Veronica "Randy" Crawford US vocalist (One Day I'll Fly Away), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Derek Pellicci rock drummer (Little River Band-Help Is On It's Way), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Nico Arzbach rock guitarist/singer (Stampei, Dike), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Robin Bachman Winnipeg, guitarist (Bachman Turner Overdrive-You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet), is born in Winnipeg, Canada.Ref: 5
1954*Marty Howe hockey: NHL: Hartford Whalers, Boston Bruins; Hartford Whalers radio color analyst; son of NHL Hall-of-Famer Gordie Howe, is born.Ref: 4
1954*John Travolta Englewood NJ, actor (Welcome Back Kotter, Grease, Pulp Fiction), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Hunt Block Washington DC, actor (Peter-Knots Landing, Ben Warren-Guiding Light), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Marita Koch German DR, 400 meter sprinter (Olympics-gold-1980), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Vanna White [Rosich], North Myrtle Beach SC, TV game show hostess (Wheel of Fortune), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Peter Koech Kiliburani Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Olympics-silver-1988), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Andy Moog NHL Goalie (Oilers, Bruins, Olympics-Canada-1988), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Greta Scacchi Milan Italy, actress (Coca-Cola Kid, White Mischief), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Alycia Moulton Sacramento CA, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1962*Gary Reasons NFL linebacker (New York Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Julie Strain Concord CA, actress (Witchcraft IV), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Simon Fletcher NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos), is born.Ref: 5
1963*John Gesek NFL center (Washington Redskins), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Rob Andrew English rugby player, is born.Ref: 5
1964*Kevin Tapani Des Moines IA, pitcher (Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twin), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Lisa Elaine Comshaw Akron OH, actress (Scanner Cop, Lukas' Child), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Matt Dillon New Rochelle NY, actor (Flamingo Kid, Tex, Little Darlings, Kansas), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Dr Dre [Andre Young], rap singer, is born.Ref: 5
1965*Peter Martini journalist, is born.Ref: 5
1966*Kris King Bracebridge, NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Colin Jackson Cardiff England, 100 meter hurdler (Olympics-silver-1988), is born.Ref: 5
1967*(Long Island) John Valentin, Mineola NY, infielder (Boston Red Sox), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Matt Turner, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Roberto Baggio, is born.Ref: 5
1968*Chris McKendry ESPN sportscaster, is born.Ref: 5
1968*Molly Ringwald Roseville CA, actress (16 Candles, Pretty in Pink), is born.Ref: 68
1969*Alexander Mogilny Khavarovsk USSR, first soviet hockey star to defect to NHL (Sabres), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Igor Larionov Voskresensk Russia, NHL forward (Team Russia, Detroit), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Tyler Green US baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), is born.Ref: 5
1971*George Teague NFL safety (Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Reggie Holt WLAF safety (London Monarchs), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Lubomir Rybovic Kosice Czechoslovakia, hockey forward (Team Slovakia), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Marc Lillibridge WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Shani Lynn Nielsen New Albany IN, Miss Indiana-America (1996-Top 10), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Yevgeny Kafelnikov Russia, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1975*Scott Tucker Birmingham AL, 400 meter/800 meter freestyle relay (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Chanda Rubin Lafayette LA, tennis star (1996 Australian Open doubles), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Jason Podollan Vernon, NHL center (Florida Panthers), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Volker Schenk WLAF RB (Frankfurt Galaxy), is born.Ref: 5
1979*Julia Greville Perth Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1980*Alison Rachel Fitch Hamilton New Zealand, swimmer (Olympics-96)Ref: 5
999*St. Gregory V [Bruno] 1st German Pope, dies.Ref: 69
1217*Alexander Neckum de Sancto Albano English encyclopedist, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1397*Enguerrand VII French master of Coucy/count of Soissons, dies at 56.Ref: 5
1455*Fra Angelico Italian monk/painter, dies.Ref: 5
1478*George, the Duke of Clarence, who had opposed his brother Edward IV, is murdered in the Tower of London (forced drowning in a wine barrel).Ref: 2
1535*Agrippa von Nettesheim German royal astrologer, dies at 48.Ref: 5
1535*Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim physician/theologian, dies.Ref: 5
1546*(Protestant Reformation) Martin Luther religious leader: founder of Protestantism: wrote 95 theses: On the Power of Indulgences, calling for reformation of the Roman Catholic Church; dies at age 62.Ref: 4
1564*Michelangelo Buonarroti (Michelangelo de Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni) Italian sculptor/painter/architect/poet (David), dies at age 88 in Rome.Ref: 5
1571*A group of Spanish Jesuits in the Chesapeake Bay area, led by Fray Batista Segura, were murdered by the Indians they had come six months earlier to convert. The massacre led ultimately to the withdrawal of all Jesuits living in Florida as well.Ref: 5
1587*Mary Stuart Queen of Scots (1560-87), beheaded at 44.Ref: 5
1660*Judith Jansdochter Leyster Dutch painter, buried.Ref: 5
1683*Nicolaes Pietersz Berchem Dutch landscape painter/etcher, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1712*Duke of Bourgondië French king Louis XIV's grandson, dies.Ref: 5
1745*Nicola Fago composer, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1790*Wilhelm Gottfried Enderle composer, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1799*Maurus Haberhauer composer, dies at 52.Ref: 5
1803*J W L Gleim writer, dies.Ref: 5
1807*Sophie von La Roche, German writer, dies at age 75.Ref: 70
1807*August G Meissner German estheticus/literary, dies at 53.Ref: 5
1817 Giacomo Quarenghi master builder (Hermitage Theater), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1818*Simon Girty, American frontiersman and Loyalist, dies on a farm he established near Amherstburg in Upper Canada. (Ref: Encyclopedia Americana 2000) 
1829*Jan Krtitel Kuchar composer, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1830 Charles G G Earl of Merode, mayor (Brussels), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1833*Georg Johann Schinn composer, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1833*Ignac Ruzitska composer, dies at 55.Ref: 5
1846*Giovanni Liverati composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1861 Louis C Luzac Dutch minister of Internal affairs, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1862*Pierre-Fidele Bretonneau, French epidemiologist; performed the first successful tracheotomy, dies at age 83.Ref: 70
1878*John Tunstall, Billy The Kid's employer and protector, is murdered by a Billy Morton, effectively starting the bitter and bloody Lincoln County War. Ref 
1878 Peter D Regout industrialist (Sphinx, Maastricht), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1885*Charlotte Helen Sainton-Dolby composer, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1890*Julius Andrássy Sr earl/premier of Hungary (1867-71), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1895*Albrecht arch duke of Austrian (Battle at Custozza), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1898*Frances Willard founder (Woman's Christian Temperance), dies at 58.Ref: 5
1899*M Sophus Lie Norwegian mathematician, dies at 56.Ref: 5
1902*Charles Lewis Tiffany, jeweler (Tiffany), dies.Ref: 17
1902*Albert Bierstadt Germany, painter (US landscapes), dies.Ref: 17
1905*Jules de Geyter Belgian poet (International), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1905*Jay Cooke, American financier, dies at age 83.Ref: 70
1906*Willem Doorenbos literary/critic, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1915*Reformed outlaw Frank James dies in Kearney, MORef: 68
1917*Charles E Barber US chief engraver (1879-1917), dies.Ref: 5
1925*James Lane Allen US writer (Choir Invisible), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1932*Frederik Augustus III King of Saxon (1904-18), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1933*James "Gentleman Jim" Corbett heavyweight champion boxer (1892-97), dies at age 66.Ref: 68
1938*Alida J Tartaud-Little actress (Rotterdam Stage), dies at 64.Ref: 5
1938 Edward Anseele Belgian minister of Rail, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1938*Louis de la Vallée-Poussin (The Way to Nirvana), dies at 69.Ref: 5
1939*Ludwig Bonvin composer, dies at 89.Ref: 5
1942*Albert Payson Terhune, US novelist, dies.Ref: 17
1943 Henri Polak Dutch union leader/politician (Social-Democrat), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1947*24 die in a train crash in Gallitzin PA.Ref: 5
1949*Niceto A Zamora y Torres premier of Spain (1931-36), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1950*Voranc Prezikov [Lovro Kuhar], Slavic author (Jamaica), dies at 56.Ref: 5
1951*Piet A W Hopmans bishop of Breda (Crusade), dies at 85.Ref: 5
1956*Gustave Charpentier French opera composer (Louise), dies at 95.Ref: 5
1957*Henry Norris Russell, American astronomer, dies at age 79.Ref: 70
1959*Alfred Alessandrescu composer, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1959*Eric Zeisl composer, dies at 53.Ref: 5
1959*Jaroslav Kvapil composer, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1963*Monte Blue, silent film actor (Apache), dies of heart attack at 73.Ref: 5
1963*Todd "Hugh" Gaitskell leader British Labour Party, dies at 56.Ref: 5
1965*27 copper miners die in avalanche, Granduc Mountain British Columbia.Ref: 5
1966 Anne Anema Dutch lawyer/journalist/politician (ARP), dies at 94.Ref: 5
1966*Casimir von Paszthory composer, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1966*Grigori Grigoyevich Nelyubov Russian cosmonaut, dies at 31.Ref: 5
1967*Manuel Palau Boix composer, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1967*J. (Julius) Robert Oppenheimer physicist: Enrico Fermi Award for work in nuclear physics: designed & built first atomic bomb; dies.Ref: 4
1968*Sigurd Erixon geographer (Atlas "ver Svensk Folkkultur), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1969*Dragisa Cvetkovic Serbian premier of (Yugoslavia 1939-4.), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1970*Desiderius A Stracke Flemish Jesuit/literature historian, dies at 94.Ref: 5
1973*Frank Costello, American syndicate gangster, dies at age 82.Ref: 70
1973*Charles Stewart Mott, American automotive industrialist, dies at age 97.Ref: 70
1975*Chivu Stoica [Stoica Chivu), premier of Romania (1955-61), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1975*Luigi Dallapiccola composer, dies.Ref: 5
1975*Raymond Moley US advisor to President Roosevelt "Brain Trust", dies at 88.Ref: 5
1976*Eddie Dowling composer (Anywhere USA), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1976*Anton Betzner writer, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1976*Joseph Henabery actor/director (Cobra), dies at 88.Ref: 5
1977*Andy Devine (Jeremiah Schwartz) actor: The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, Flipper, Andy’s Gang, Whale of a Tale, Myra Breckinridge, How the West was Won, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Red Badge of Courage, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves; dies at age 71.Ref: 4
1977*Maria Realino teacher (Botany of Curaçao), dies at 87.Ref: 5
1977*Ralph Graves actor (Extra Girl), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1978*Charlotte Greenwood actress (Oklahoma, Moon over Miami), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1978*Derrick De Marney actor (Inheritance, Projected Man), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1978*Maggie McNamara actress (3 Coins in a Fountain, Cardinal), dies at 49.Ref: 5
1980*Gale Robbins actress (Fuller Brush Girl, Mr Hex), dies at 58.Ref: 5
1981*John Knudsen Northrop, American aircraft designer, dies at age 85.Ref: 70
1982*Edith Ngaio Marsh New Zealand detective writer/producer, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1982*Tina Carver actress (Inside Detroit, Uranium Boom), dies at 58.Ref: 5
1985*Willy Alberti [Carel Verbruggen], Dutch singer, dies at 58.Ref: 5
1988*Harry Caray sportscaster (Chicago Cubs), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1988*Joe Loco (Jose Esteves Jr.) jazz musician, arranger: credited with introducing the mambo [Tenderly: 1951] and cha-cha-cha [1953] to the US; dies.Ref: 70
1991*Eugene Fodor, writer of travel guides, dies at age 85. (TWA, 1992)Ref: 95
1993*Edward S "Ted" Haworth US set designer (Sayonara, Marty), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1993*Leslie Norman English director/producer (Dunkirk), dies at 82.Ref: 5
1993*Michael David Morrison actor (Caleb-As the World Turns), dies at 33.Ref: 5
1993*Jacqueline Hill dies of cancer at 63.Ref: 5
1994 Peter Caddy founder of the Findhorn Community, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1995*Calder Willingham US scriptwriter (End as a Man), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1995*Denny Cordel rock music producer-Laverack, dies at 51.Ref: 5
1995*Eddie Williams blues/Jazz Bassist, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1995*John Rhea "Yank" Lawson US jazz trumpeteer (Stormy weather), dies at 83.Ref: 5
1996*Brian Daley writer, dies at 48.Ref: 5
1996*Jack Thieuloy writer, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1996*Nicholas Beriozoff ballet master, dies at 89.Ref: 5
1996*Richard Leslie Hill historian, dies at 94.Ref: 5
1997*Emily Hahn writer, dies at 91.Ref: 5
1997*Enrique Peralta Azurdia military President of Guatemala in (1963-66), dies.Ref: 5
1997*Eric William Fenby musician, dies at 90.Ref: 5
1998*Harry (Christopher) Caray (Carabina), Ford Frick Award-winning sportscaster: SL Cardinals, Oakland Athletics, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs; “Holy Cow!”; dies at age 83 in Rancho Mirage, CA.Ref: 4
1998*Mya Than Tint Myanmarese author, dies of brain hemorrhage at 69.Ref: 5
1998*Robert Merrill songwriter (Funny Girl), commits suicide at 76.Ref: 5
2001*Popular stock car driver [Ralph] Dale Earnhardt Sr, NASCAR driver/"The Intimidator", is killed in the last lap of the Daytona 500 when his car is tipped and plows head-on into a wall at 185 MPH. He was 49. (USA Today, p 15A, 2/21/2001)Ref: 13
2001*Eddie (Edwin Lee) Mathews Baseball Hall of Famer: third base: Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves [all-star: 1953, 1955-1962/World Series: 1957, 1958], Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers [World Series: 1968], Houston Astros; seventh player in major league history to hit 500 home runs [512]; Braves coach & manager; on cover of first Sports Illustrated; dies.Ref: 4
2003*More than 300 Wright-Patterson AFB reservists assigned to the 445th Airlift Wing have received activation orders in preparation for possible deployment. The initial active duty period is 12 months. More than 150,000 reservists and National Guard have been activated in recent months. (XDG, p 1A, 2/18/2003)Ref: 83
2003*Johnny Paycheck (Donald Eugene Lytle) country singer: Take This Job and Shove It, The Lovin’ Machine, [Don’t Take Her] She’s All I Got, Someone to Give My Love To, Mr. Lovemaker, Song and Dance Man, For a Minute There, Slide Off Your Satin Sheets, Friend, Lover, Wife, Heartbreak Tennessee, Motel Time Again, Jukebox Charlie, The Cave; songwriter: Apartment No. 9, Touch My Heart; dies.Ref: 4
2003*An arson attack on two South Korean subway trains in the city of Daegu claimed 198 lives. (The arsonist was sentenced to life in prison.)Ref: 70

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