Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
February 28th

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870*The Fourth Constantinople Council (also known as the 8th Ecumenical council) closed, under Pope Adrian II in the West and Emperor Basil I in the East. The council had condemned iconoclasm, and became the last ecumenical council held in the Eastern Mediterranean area.Ref: 5
1066*Westminster Abbey, the most famous church in England, opens its doors.Ref: 2
1258 Abbasid dynasty of Mohammedan Empire ends.Ref: 10
1610*Thomas West, Baron De La Warr, is appointed governor of Virginia.Ref: 5
1638*Scottish Presbyterians sign National Convenant, Greyfriars, Edinburgh.Ref: 5
1646*Roger Scott was tried in Massachusetts for sleeping in church.Ref: 5
1667 English colony Suriname in Dutch hands.Ref: 5
1692*(Salem Witch Trials) Salem witch hunt began.Ref: 5
1704*Elias Neau, a Frenchman, opens a school for blacks in New York NY.Ref: 5
1708*(Long Island) Slave revolt, Newton, Long Island NY, 11 die.Ref: 5
1730*Tsarina Anna Ivanovna leads autocracy.Ref: 5
1759*Pope Clement XIII grants permission for the Bible to be translated into the languages of the Roman Catholic states.Ref: 5
1775*Congress outlaws tea drinking in protest against unfair British taxation.Ref: 10
1784*English churchman John Wesley, 80, formally chartered the movement within Anglicanism which afterward came to be known as Wesleyan Methodism.Ref: 5
1794*US Senate voids Pennsylvania's election of Abraham Gallatin.Ref: 5
1810*First US fire insurance joint-stock company organized, Philadelphia.Ref: 5
1826*M Biela, an Austrian officer, discovers Biela's Comet.Ref: 5
1827*The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad became the first railroad incorporated for the commercial transportation of people and freight.Ref: 4
1849*Regular steamboat service to California via Cape Horn arrived in San Francisco for the first time. The SS California left New York Harbor on October 6, 1848, making the trip in four months, 21 days.Ref: 4
1854*A meeting is held in the First Congregational Church of Ripon WI and plans were drawn up to establish a new national political party that would challenge the Democrats and attempt to stop the spread of slavery into the western territories, and eventually abolish the practice throughout the entire nation. This party would shortly become the Republican Party. Ref 
1859*Arkansas legislature requires free blacks to choose exile or slavery.Ref: 5
1861*The Territory of Colorado was organized.Ref: 70
1871*2nd Enforcement Act gives federal control of congressional elections.Ref: 5
1873*The Society of Mary, founded in 1816, was officially recognized by Pope Pius IX. This religious order seeks to combine the work of education with foreign missions.Ref: 5
1878*US congress authorizes large-size silver certificate.Ref: 5
1879*"Exodus of 1879" southern blacks flee political/economic exploitation.Ref: 5
1882*First US college cooperative store opens, at Harvard University.Ref: 5
1888*Ferry in San Pablo Bay explodes.Ref: 5
1896*France dismisses Queen Ranavalona of Madagascar.Ref: 5
1902*Senators Benjamin Tillman and John McLaurin were censured for engaging in fisticuffs in the Senate chamber. (XDG, p 4A, 2/28/2001)Ref: 83
1908*Failed assassination attempt on Shah Mohammed Ali in Teheran.Ref: 5
1914*Construction begins on Tower of Jewels for the Exposition (San Francisco).Ref: 5
1916*Haiti becomes the first U.S. protectorate.Ref: 2
1917*Russian Duma sets up Provisional Committee; workers set up Soviets.Ref: 5
1919*Lodge starts campaign against League of Nations. 
1922*Egypt regains independence from Britain, but British troops remain.Ref: 5
1922*English princess Mary marries viscount Lascelles.Ref: 5
1923*Swedish king Gustaaf V begins state visit to Netherlands.Ref: 5
1924*U.S. troops are sent to Honduras to protect American interests during an election conflict.Ref: 2
1925*Congress authorizes a special handling stamp.Ref: 5
1931 Oswald Mosley founds his New Party.Ref: 5
1932*Ford's Model A ceases production.Ref: 45
1933*Emergency powers granted to Hitler as a result of the Reichstag fire.Ref: 35
1933*First female in cabinet Francis Perkins appointed Secretary of Labor.Ref: 5
1933*German President Von Hindenburg abolishes free expression of opinion.Ref: 5
1933*Hitler disallows German communist party (KPD).Ref: 5
1934*Arthur O'Leary, and investigator for Dillingers lawyer, smuggles a wooden gun to Dillinger.Ref: 42
1936 The Japanese Army restores order in Tokyo and arrests officers involved in a coup.Ref: 2
1939*Great Britain recognizes Franco-regime in Spain.Ref: 5
1940*US population at 131,669,275 (12,865,518 blacks (9.8%)).Ref: 5
1942*Race riot, Sojourner Truth Homes, Detroit.Ref: 5
1945*A meeting between Oppenheimer, Groves, Kistiakowsky, Conant, Tolman, Bethe, and Charles Lauritsen is held to fix the design approach for the plutonium bomb. It is agreed that work will focus on the solid core Christy gadget, use explosive lenses, use a modulated initiator, and electric detonators. The use of Composition B and Baratol for the lenses was also decided, as was the multiple lens configuration and detonator arrangement. However none of these approaches or components have been proved yet. Solid core compression has not been demonstrated at this time. A schedule for completing research, development, engineering, and testing is also established. The (partial) goals are: 15 April: solve detonator timing problem; have detonators in full production; begin large-scale lens production; 25 April: begin hemisphere shots to measure shock wave convergence; 15 May: demonstrate implosion compression in full scale test; 4 June: begin lens fabrication for Trinity test; 4 July: begin assembly of Trinity test gadget.Ref: 91
1946*The U.S. Army declares that it will use V-2 rocket to test radar as an atomic rocket defense system.Ref: 2
1947 Anti Kuomintang demonstration on Taiwan.Ref: 5
1951*The Senate committee headed by Estes Kefauver (D-TN) issues a preliminary report saying at least two major crime syndicates were operating in the US.Ref: 5
1951*French government of Pleven dissolves.Ref: 5
1953*Stalin meets with Beria, Bulganin, Khrushchev & Malenkov.Ref: 5
1953 Greece, Turkey and Yugoslavia sign a 5-year defense pact in Ankara.Ref: 2
1954*US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island.Ref: 5
1961*JFK names Henry Kissinger special advisor.Ref: 5
1962*The John Glenn for President Club was formed by a group of Las Vegas republicans. Not long after, America’s first orbital space hero decided that he’d rather be a democrat.Ref: 4
1967*(Mississippi Burning) In Mississippi, 19 are indicted in the slayings of three civil rights workers.Ref: 2
1969*A Los Angeles court refuses Robert Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan's request to be executed.Ref: 2
1970*Bicycles now permitted to cross Golden Gate BridgeRef: 5
1971*The male electorate in Lichtenstein refuses to give voting rights to women.Ref: 2
1972*U.S. President Richard Nixon wrapped up an historic week-long visit to China, convinced the trip helped to create a new “generation of peace.”Ref: 4
1972*George Harrison is involved in a minor car accident.Ref: 5
1973*Suriname government of Sedney arrests 13 union leaders.Ref: 5
1973*Indians take ten hostages at Wounded Knee Sioux Reservation, SD; protest U.S. treatment of Indians.Ref: 10
1974*The United States and Egypt re-established diplomatic relations after a seven-year break.Ref: 5
1974*Ethiopian government of Makonnen forms.Ref: 5
1974*Labour Party wins British parliamentary election.Ref: 5
1974*Taiwan police shoot into crowd.Ref: 5
1975*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1975*EG signs accord of Lomé with 46 developing countries.Ref: 5
1976 Ceuta & Melilla (Spanish Morocco) are last European African possession.Ref: 5
1977*Harbor strike in Rotterdam/Amsterdam ends.Ref: 5
1980*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1981 China PR throws out Netherlands ambassador due to submarine sale to Taiwan.Ref: 5
1982*AT&T looses record $7 BILLION for fiscal year ending on this day.Ref: 5
1982*FALN (PR Nationalist Group) bombs Wall Street.Ref: 5
1986*European Economic Community sign "Special Act" for Europe free trade.Ref: 5
1987 Mikhail Gorbachev calls for a pact to remove all medium range missiles from EuropeRef: 62
1990*Dutch police seize 3,000 kg of cocaine.Ref: 5
1993*A gun battle erupted at a compound near Waco, Texas, when Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents tried to serve warrants on the Branch Davidians; four agents and six Davidians were killed as a 51-day standoff began.Ref: 70
1994*Brady Law, imposing a wait-period to buy a hand-gun, went into effect.Ref: 5
1995*Denver International Airport opened after 16 months of delays and $3.2 billion in budget overruns.Ref: 70
1996*Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana agree to divorce. (XDG, p 4A, 2/28/2004)Ref: 83
1997*FBI agent Earl Pitts pleads guilty to selling secrets to Russia.Ref: 5
1997*Smokers must prove they are over 18 to purchase cigarettes in US.Ref: 5
2000 Right-wing Austrian leader Joerg Haider resigned as head of the Freedom Party in an apparent bid to end Austria's international ostracism following his party's rise to power.Ref: 70
2001*A 6.2 earthquake centered outside Seattle causes no reported injuries. (CNN, 2/28/2001) 
2003*(Susan Harvey) Beavercreek resident, Susan Harvey, accused of the attempted murder of her Alzheimer's-stricken mother, is arraigned in front of Greene County (OH) Common Pleas Court Judge Stephen Wolaver who rule that Harvey will stay out of jail until final dispostion of the case. (XDG, p 1A, 3/01/2001)Ref: 83
1815*George Stevenson patents his second steam locomotive. Ref 
1893*Edward Acheson, Monongahela PA, patents an abrasive he names "carborundum".Ref: 5
1935*Nylon discovered by Dr Wallace H Carothers.Ref: 5
1953*The scientists James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick discovered the double-helix structure of DNA, the molecule that contains the human genes, in a Cambridge University laboratory. They would win the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1962.Ref: 70
1956*Forrester issued a patent for computer core memory.Ref: 5
1959*Launch of Discoverer 1 (WTR)-1st polar orbit.Ref: 5
1990*US 65th manned space mission STS 36 (Atlantis 6) launches into orbit.Ref: 5
1570 Anti-Portugese uprising on Ternate, Moluccas.Ref: 5
1653*3 Day Sea battle English defeat the Dutch.Ref: 5
1667 Suriname, a British colony, captured by the Dutch under Admiral Abraham Crjnssen.Ref: 10
1778*Rhode Island General Assembly authorizes enlistment of slaves.Ref: 5
1847*Colonel Alexander Doniphan and his ragtag Missouri Mounted Volunteers ride to victory at the Battle of Sacramento, during the Mexican War.Ref: 2
1861*The Confederacy authorizes the issue of $15.5 million in bonds. (XDG, p 4A, 2/28/2001)Ref: 83
1863*Four Union gunboats destroy the CSS Nashville near Fort McAllister GA. Four Union gunboats destroy the CSS Nashville near Fort McAllister, Ga.Ref: 2
1864*Raid at Kilpatrick's Richmond.Ref: 5
1864*Skirmish at Albemarle County Virginia (Burton's Ford).Ref: 5
1900*After a 119-day siege by the Boers, the surrounded British troops in Ladysmith, South Africa, are relieved.Ref: 2
1900 General Buller's troops relieve Ladysmith Natal.Ref: 5
1917*United States government makes public a communication from Germans to Mexico proposing an alliance, and offering as a reward the return of Mexico's lost territory in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona (Zimmermann Note ).Ref: 38
1917*AP reports México & Japan will ally with Germany if US enters WWI.Ref: 5
1941*39 U Boats (197,000 ton) sunk this month.Ref: 5
1941*British-Italian dogfight above Albania.Ref: 5
1942*Japanese land in Java, last Allied bastion in Dutch East Indies.Ref: 5
1942*First weapon drop on Netherlands.Ref: 5
1943*63 U Boats (359,300 ton) sinks this month.Ref: 5
1945*U.S. tanks break the natural defense line west of the Rhine and cross the Erft River.Ref: 2
1991*President Bush announces cease fire in Gulf War conditional upon Iraq accepting all UN resolutions, 12 midnight EST.Ref: 5
1991*Allied and Iraqi forces suspended their attacks as Iraq pledged to accept all United Nations resolutions concerning Kuwait.Ref: 70
1994 In the first military action in the forty-five-year history of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, U.S. fighters shoot down 4 Serbian warplanes in violation of Bosnia's no-fly zone.Ref: 3
1891 Oscar Grundén skates world record 500 meter (50.8 seconds).Ref: 5
1903*Pittsburgh owner Barney Dreyfuss and James Potter lead a syndicate to buy the Phillies from John Rogers and A. J. Reach for $170,000. It will be another seven years before owning more than one team is prohibited.Ref: 1
1906*Stanley Cup Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Queens University (Kingston Ontario) in 2 games.Ref: 5
1925*Longest win streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (9 games).Ref: 5
1929*Chicago Black Hawks lose record NHL 15th straight game at home.Ref: 5
1931*Canadian Rugby Union adopts the forward pass.Ref: 5
1940*The first televised basketball game was shown -- over W2XBS in New York City -- from Madison Square Garden. The game featured Fordham University and the University of Pittsburgh. Pitt won, 50-37.Ref: 4
1954*Patty Berg/Pete Cooper win LPGA Orlando Mixed Golf Tournament.Ref: 5
1957*Johnny Longden rode winner number 5,000 in his career at Santa Anita race track.Ref: 4
1959*NFL trade, Chicago Cards trade Ollie Matson to Los Angeles Rams for 9 players.Ref: 5
1959 Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Springs USA won by Denny & Jones of Great Britain.Ref: 5
1959 Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Wagner & Paul of CAN.Ref: 5
1959 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Colorado Springs won by Carol Heiss USA.Ref: 5
1959 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Colorado Springs won by David Jenkins USA.Ref: 5
1960*US wins Olympics hockey gold medal by defeating Czechoslovakia 9-4; 8th winter Olympics games close at Squaw Valley CA; the Soviet Union team got championship honors.Ref: 5
1960*Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open.Ref: 5
1962*Cassius Clay KOs Don Warner in the 4th round in Miami Beach FL.Ref: 96
1966*Seeking a three-year, $1.05 million contract, Dodger pitchers Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale begin a joint holdout.Ref: 1
1967*Wilt Chamberlain makes NBA history when he scores his 35th consecutive field goal.Ref: 5
1969 Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Springs won by Towler & Ford of Great Britain.Ref: 5
1969 Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Rodnina & Ulanov of USSR.Ref: 5
1969 Ladies Figure Skating Champion in Colorado Springs won by Gabriele Seyfert GDR.Ref: 5
1969 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Colorado Springs won by Tim Wood USA.Ref: 5
1970*Pete Rose signs a contract for $105,000 to become the first Cincinnati Red to earn a six-figure salaryRef: 86
1970*Caroline Walker runs world female record marathon (3:02:53).Ref: 5
1971*53rd PGA Championship Jack Nicklaus, "The Golden Bear", shoots a 281 at PGA National to win his 2nd golf grand slam.Ref: 5
1981*Calvin Murphy (Hou), sets NBA record with 78 consecutive free throws.Ref: 5
1982*Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Arizona Copper Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1985*Rick Reuschel signs as a free-agent with the Pirates and spends the first two months in the minors. After being called up in May, he wins 14 games and the Comeback Player of the Year Award.Ref: 1
1986*Peter Uberroth suspends 7 baseball players for 1 year, after they admitted in Curtis Strong's trial in September, they used drugs.Ref: 5
1988*15th Winter Olympics games close at Calgary, Canada.Ref: 5
1988*Pat Verbeek becomes first New Jersey Devil to score 4 goals in an NHL game.Ref: 5
1988 Yvonne van Gennip skates world record 5 km ladies (7:14.13).Ref: 5
1989*Former Cardinal player and manager, Red Schoendienst, and 29-year veteran Major League umpire Al Barlick are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Special Veteran Committee.Ref: 1
1990*The Special Hall of Fame Veterans Committee, for the second time in three years, does not select a player for induction.Ref: 1
1991*Don Mattingly named 10th New York Yankee Captain.Ref: 5
1991*Noureddine Morceli runs world record 1500 meter indoor (3:34:16).Ref: 5
1992*The Florida Marlins hold first-ever tryout camp at Bucky Dent Baseball School in Delray Beach and sign Ryan Whitman, a 20-year-old right-handed pitcher from Palm Beach Gardens, to a Minor League contract. Over 600 baseball hopefuls participate in the camp.Ref: 86
1993*(or March 1) The Florida Marlins dedicate their Brevard County training complex. Owner Wayne Huizenga announces the complex will be called the Carl F. Barger Complex at Viera.Ref: 86
1993*Iolanda Chen triple jumps world indoor record hop step (14.46 meters).Ref: 5
1998*Vancouver Canucks Mark Messier is 4th NHLer to get 1,600 pointsRef: 5
2000*NY Yankee designated hitter Darryl Strawberry is suspended for one-year by Commissioner Bud Selig for testing positive for cocaine. 
2001*The Indians inked the best fielding shortstop in baseball history to a two-year contract extension. The signing likely insures that Vizquel will finish is career as an Indian.Ref: 86
1728*Georg F Händels opera "Siroe, re di Persia" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1749 First edition of Henry Fieldings' "Tom Jones" published.Ref: 5
1819 First public performance of a Schubert song, "Schäfers Klageleid".Ref: 5
1828 Franz Grillparzer's "Ein Treuer Diener" premieres in Vienna.Ref: 5
1835 Dr Elias Lönnrot publishes Finnish poem "Kalevala".Ref: 5
1862*The opera "La Reine de Saba" premieres (Paris).Ref: 5
1883 First US vaudeville theater opens (Boston).Ref: 5
1888 Vincent d'Indy's Wallenstein-trilogy, premieres.Ref: 5
1902*Jules Massenets opera premieres in Monte Carlo.Ref: 5
1904*Vincent d'Indy's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres.Ref: 5
1920 Maurice Ravel's "Le tombeau de Couperin" premieres.Ref: 5
1925 Theater Museum of Amsterdam forms.Ref: 5
1925*"Tea For Two" by Marion Harris hit #1.Ref: 5
1928*Fiction: Smokey The Bear, is born.Ref: 5
1930*Ted Lewis and his orchestra recorded On the Sunny Side of the Street for Columbia Records on this day. Mr. Lewis was heard as the featured vocalist as well, on the tune that has been recorded hundreds of times and is an American music standard.Ref: 4
1940 Richard Wright's "Native Son" published.Ref: 5
1943*"Porgy & Bess" opens on Broadway with Anne Brown & Todd Duncan.Ref: 5
1950*"Alive & Kicking" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 46 performances.Ref: 5
1959*Cash Box magazine, a trade publication for the music/radio industry, began using a red ‘bullet’ on its record charts to indicate those records that have the strongest upward movement each week. The phrase, “Number one with a bullet” designates those hits that have reached the pinnacle of statistical chartdom. To be so means to be at the top of the list and still climbing higher.Ref: 4
1959*"Goldilocks" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 161 performances.Ref: 5
1962*WMGM-AM in New York City NY changes call letters to WHN.Ref: 5
1966*The famous Cavern Club in Liverpool, England closed because of financial difficulties. During its peak of success, the club was best known as the home of The Beatles.Ref: 4
1970*"Georgy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 4 performances.Ref: 5
1976*18th Grammy Awards Love Will Keep Us Together, Natalie Cole win.Ref: 5
1979*Ernest Thompson's "On Golden Pond" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1980 "The Well-Tuned Piano" by La Monte Young premieres (takes 4 hours 12 minutes).Ref: 5
1983*Final TV episode of "MASH" airs (CBS); record 125 million watch a 2 1/2 hour special. As of 1995, this is the highest rated television show with an average audience of 60.2%.Ref: 34
1984*It was Michael Jackson Night at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The gloved one set a record for most wins by taking home eight of the gramophone statuette honors. He broke the previous record of six awards set by Roger Miller in 1965. The reason: the biggest selling album of all time, Thriller, which sold more than 35-million copies around the world soon after its release in 1983.Ref: 4
1989*Memo by Bryant Gumbel criticizing Today Show co-workers becomes public.Ref: 5
1989*Gretchen Polhemus, 23, (Texas), crowned 38th Miss USA.Ref: 5
1991 "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre Carre, Amsterdam.Ref: 5
1991*"Speed of Darkness" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 36 performances.Ref: 5
1993*"Anna Christie" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 54 performances.Ref: 5
1993*Tony Curtis weds Lisa Deutsch as his 4th wife.Ref: 5
1993*7th American Comedy Award Seinfeld wins.Ref: 5
1996*38th Grammy Awards Jagged Little Pill-Alanis Morisette wins.Ref: 5
1998*"View From the Bridge" closes at Criterion Theater NYC.Ref: 5
1998*Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On hit #1 in the U.S. It was the tippy-top chart-topper for two weeks.Ref: 4
1533*Michel de Montaigne France, essayist/philosopher, is born.Ref: 5
1552*Jobst Bürgi [Justus Byrgius], Swiss/German mathematician, is born.Ref: 5
1573*Elias Hill German architect/city builder (Augsburg), is born.Ref: 5
1616*Kaspar Forster composer, is born.Ref: 5
1632*Jean-Baptiste Lully Florence Italy, composer, is born.Ref: 5
1663*Thomas Newcomen English co-inventor (steam engine), is born.Ref: 5
1683*René-Antoine de Réaumur France, biologist/engineer, is born.Ref: 5
1690*Aleksei P Romanov Russia, son of Peter the Great, is born.Ref: 5
1712*Louis Joseph de Montcalm de Saint-Véran France, General, is born.Ref: 5
1747*Justin Morgan composer, is born.Ref: 5
1750 Ignacy Potocki Polish foreign minister, is born.Ref: 5
1764*Robert Haldane Scottish theologist/philanthropist, is born.Ref: 5
1771*French Jozef Kinsoen Flemish portrait painter, is born.Ref: 5
1779*Augustus Callcott landscape painter, Kensington, is born.Ref: 5
1783*Gabriele Rossetti, Italian poet, revolutionary, and scholar, is born.Ref: 70
1786*D François J Arago French astronomer/physicist/politician, is born.Ref: 5
1792*Henriette countess d'Oultremont de Wégimont wife of King Willem I, is born.Ref: 5
1792*Karl Earnest Ritter von Baer Estonian/German embryologist, is born.Ref: 5
1797*Mary Lyon US, educator (Mt Holyoke) (Hall of Fame), is born.Ref: 5
1797*W Frederik K prince of Netherlands/General/Admiral (10 day campaign), is born.Ref: 5
1799*Johann von Döllinger German Old Catholic theologian/historian, is born.Ref: 5
1810*Reinier C Bakhuizen van de Brink Dutch historian, is born.Ref: 5
1812*Berthold Auerbach German author (Schwarzwälder Dorfgeschichten), is born.Ref: 5
1817*James Craig Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1888, is born.Ref: 5
1820*Sir John Tenniel England, cartoonist/illustrator (Alice in Wonderland), is born.Ref: 5
1822*Matthew Duncan Ector Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1879, is born.Ref: 5
1823*Ernest Renan French philosopher/historian/scholar of religion, is born.Ref: 5
1824*Charles Blondin (Jean Francois Gravelet) acrobat, aerialist: first to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope [June 30, 1859]; died in 1897, is born.Ref: 17
1824*John Creed Moore, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1910, is born.Ref: 5
1825*Quincy Adams Gillmore, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1888, is born.Ref: 5
1833*Alfred von Schlieffen Count/Prussian General-field marshal, is born.Ref: 5
1850*Hermann Schell German theologist/philosopher (Gott und Geist), is born.Ref: 5
1854*Juliusz Zarebski composer, is born.Ref: 5
1857*Gustave Adolph Kerker composer, is born.Ref: 5
1858 Jacob P Vis Dutch industrialist (founder NV Royal Salt Industries), is born.Ref: 5
1865*Sir Wilfred Grenfell England, medical missionary, is born.Ref: 5
1865*Arthur Symons Welsh poet/critic/co-founder (Savoy), is born.Ref: 5
1866*Vyacheslav I Ivanov Russian philosopher/classical/Symbolist poet (Pilot Stars), is born.Ref: 5
1872*Douglas McGarel Hogg, English lawyer and politician, is born.Ref: 70
1874*Soledad Jiminez Santander Spain, actor (Phantom of the Range), is born.Ref: 5
1875*Viliam Figus composer, is born.Ref: 5
1876*John Alden Carpenter Chicago IL, composer (Sea Drift), is born.Ref: 5
1877*Sergei Bortkiewicz composer, is born.Ref: 5
1882*Ben Hecht, American novelist, playwright, and newspaperman, is born.Ref: 70
1882*José Vasconcelos, Oaxaca México, politician/essayist/philosopher, is born.Ref: 5
1882*Geraldine Farrar US soprano/actress (Story of American Singer), is born.Ref: 5
1882*Richard Heinrich Stein composer, is born.Ref: 5
1886*José Gutiérrez Solana Spanish painter/author (Madrid Escenas), is born.Ref: 5
1886 Max Vasmer German slavic (La Tertulia de Pombo), is born.Ref: 5
1887*William Zorach, Lithuania, US sculptor (Spirit of the Dance), is born.Ref: 5
1889*Victor Sutherland Paducah KY, actor (Captive City), is born.Ref: 5
1890*Russian Dancer Vaslav Nijinsky is born in Kiev, Ukraine. Also RefRef: 69
1893*Ben Hecht New York NY, novelist/playwright/screenwriter (The Front Page), is born.Ref: 68
1895*Guiomar Novaes Brazil, pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Marcel Pagnol French playwright/director (Marchands de Gloire), is born.Ref: 5
1896*Philip Showalter Hench Pittsburgh PA, physician (cortisone-Nobel), is born.Ref: 5
1898*Molly Picon Yiddish actress (Milk & Honey), is born.Ref: 5
1899*Frederick Denison Maurice Hocking pathologist, is born.Ref: 5
1900*Edna Swithenbank Manley Jamaican sculptor, wife of PM, is born.Ref: 5
1900*Laura Z Hobson writer, is born.Ref: 5
1901*Two-time Nobel prize winning American Chemist Linus Pauling (1954-Chemistry; 1962-Peace) is born. Ref 
1901*Rudolf W Nilsen Norwegian poet (Hverdagen), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Vincente Minnelli (Lester Anthony Minnelli) Academy Award-winning director: Gigi [1958]; An American in Paris, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever; Judy Garland’s husband; Liza Minnelli’s father; is born.Ref: 4
1905*Glyn Jones writer, is born.Ref: 5
1906*Bugsy Siegel, the gangster who created casinos in Las Vegas, is born.Ref: 68
1907*Milton Caniff, Hillsboro OH, Dutch cartoonist (Terry & the Pirates), is born.Ref: 5
1907*W.D. AudenRef: 10
1908*Billie Bird Pocatello ID, actress (Mrs Cassidy-Benson, Dear John, Jury Duty), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Olan Soule, La Harpe IL, actor (My 3 Sons, Arnie), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Stephen Harold Spender, England, poet/critic (Vienna, Edge of Darkness), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Roman Maciejewski composer, is born.Ref: 5
1910*Vincente Minnelli Chicago IL, movie director (American in Paris, Gigi), is born.Ref: 5
1910*76 Vincente Minnelli 2/28/1910 7/25/1986 American film and stage directorRef: 70
1911*Amir Hamzah Indonesian poet (Njanji Sunji), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Denis Parsons Burkitt, English surgeon and medical researcher, is born.Ref: 2
1912 Helmut Coing German lawyer/director (Max-Planck-institute), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Vincente Minnelli (Lester Anthony Minnelli) Academy Award-winning director: Gigi [1958]; An American in Paris, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever; Judy Garland’s husband; Liza Minnelli’s father; is born.Ref: 68
1914*Jim Boles Lubbock TX, actor (Joe-One Man's Family), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Zero (Samuel Joel) Mostel, actor, is born in Brooklyn NY.Ref: 68
1915*Lee Castle (Castaldo) trumpet, bandleader: led Jimmy Dorsey’s band during time of smash hit: So Rare; is born.Ref: 4
1915*Sir Peter Medawar England, zoologist, immunologist (Nobel 1953), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Hans Deutgen Sweden, world champion archer, is born.Ref: 5
1918*Alfred Burke London England, actor (Backfire), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Alf Kjellin actor; director: The Girls of Huntington House; is born.Ref: 4
1920*Edward Kassner music publisher, is born.Ref: 5
1920*Jim Olin (Representative-D-VA, 1983- ), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Marjorie M Sweeting English geomorphologist, is born.Ref: 5
1921*John Bouber [Blom], actor/author (Fool of Heideloo), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Vladimir Sommer composer, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Charles Durning Highland Falls NY, actor (Dog Day Afternoon, Fury, Sting, Tootsie), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Chris Kraft (NASA spokesman: voice of Mission Control during the Mercury and Gemini space missions), is born.Ref: 3
1924*Robert A Roe (Representative-D-NJ, 1969- ), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Harry H Corbett Rangoon Burma, actor (Steptoe & Son, Jabberwacky), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Svetlana Alliluyeva daughter of Josef Stalin, author (My Life), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Seymour Shifrin composer, is born.Ref: 5
1926*Stanley Glasser composer, is born.Ref: 5
1927*Bernard Frank oriental scholar/writer, is born.Ref: 5
1927*John Swire British aircraft magnate (Cathay Pacific), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Bettye Ackerman Cottageville SC, actress (Maggie Graham-Ben Casey), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Tom Aldredge Dayton OH, actor (What About Bob, Nurse, Mind Snatchers), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Stanley Baker, Ferndale Wales, actor (Concrete Jungle, Zorro, Zulu), is born.Ref: 68
1929*Frank O Gehry architect (Galleria-Oklahoma City), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Gavin MacLeod actor: The Love Boat, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, McHale’s Navy, Operation Petticoat, is born in Mt Kisco NY.Ref: 68
1930*Frank (James) Malzone baseball: Boston Red Sox [all-star: 1957-1960, 1963, 1964], California Angels, is born.Ref: 4
1930*Leon Cooper US physicist (Nobel 1972), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Dean Smith Basketball Hall of Famer; coach: North Carolina Tar Heels; coach of U.S. Olympic Basketball Team [1976], is born.Ref: 4
1931*Gustav Thoni Italy, skier (World Cup-1971, 72, 73, 75), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Jack Thieuloy writer, is born.Ref: 5
1932*Brian Moore British commentator (Big Match), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Don Francks Vancouver British Columbia, actor (Terminal Choice, Finian's Rainbow), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Willie Bobo New York NY, jazz drummer (Cos), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Martin Olav Sabo (Representative-D-MN, 1979- ), is born.Ref: 5
1939*John Fahey singer (Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Tommy Tune Wichita Falls TX, dancer/choreographer (The Boyfriend), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Charles Brown Cincinnati OH, featherweight boxer (Olympics-bronze-1964), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Mario Andretti (auto racer: Indianapolis 500 Hall of Famer) is born.Ref: 3
1940*Joe South Atlanta GA, guitarist/songwriter/singer (Games People Play), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Alice May Brock author, is born.Ref: 5
1941*Marty Sanders rock vocalist, is born.Ref: 5
1942*Joe South (Souter) guitarist, singer: Walk a Mile in My Shoes, Games People Play; songwriter: Down in the Boondocks, Rose Garden, is born.Ref: 4
1942*Brian Jones (Lewis Hopkin-Jones) singer, musician: rhythm guitar: group: The Rolling Stones: [I Can’t Get No] Satisfaction; is born.Ref: 5
1942*Frank Bonner Little Rock AR, actor (WKRP, Hoax, You Can't Hurry Love, Sidekicks), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Paul Popiel hockey: NHL: Boston Bruins, LA Kings, Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers; WHA: Houston Aeros [WHA all-star: 1974, 1976], is born.Ref: 4
1943*Barbara Acklin [Allen], Chicago IL, R&B singer (Love Makes a Woman), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Donny Iris, singer, is born.Ref: 5
1943 Hans F Dijkstal Dutch minister of the Interior (VVD, 1994-), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Colin Nutley director/writer (Such is Life, Black Jack), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Kelly Bishop Colorado, actress (Unmarried Woman, Advice to Lovelorn), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Charles "Bubba" Smith Texas, NFLer (Baltimore Colts)/actor (Police Academy), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Mimsy Farmer Chicago IL, actress (Devil's Angel, Road to Salina), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Ronnie Rosman rocker (Tommy James Shondells-Crystal Blue Persuasion), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Marty (Martin Roman) Perez baseball: California Angels, Atlanta Braves, SF Giants, NY Yankees, Oakland Athletics, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Stephanie Beacham England, actress (Devil's Widow, Schizo, Dallas, Colbys), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Bernadette Peters [Lazzaro] Queens NY, actress (The Jerk, Song & Dance), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Mercedes Ruehl, Queens NY, actress (Lost in Yonkers, Crazy People), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Willie Donnell Smith, is born.Ref: 5
1950*Tom Riker basketball: Univ. of South Carolina, NY Knicks, is born.Ref: 4
1950*Ilene Graff Brooklyn NY, actress (Marsha-Mr Belvedere), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Stephen Chatman composer, is born.Ref: 5
1951*Gustavo Thoeni Italy, giant slalom (Olympics-gold-1972), is born.Ref: 5
1951*John Roarke Providence RI, comedian (Fridays), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Cristina Raines [Tina Herazo] Manila Philippines, actress (Sentinel), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Jennie Lynn San Diego CA, actress (Love & Marriage), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Melissa Babish South Carolina, swimmer (Olympics), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Eddie Manion saxophonist, is born.Ref: 5
1953*Roland Harper football: Chicago Bears, is born.Ref: 4
1953*Ricky "Dragon" Steamboat [Richard Blood], wrestler (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Gilbert Gottfried comedian (Beverly Hills Cop), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Randy Jackson New Orleans LA, guitarist (Zebra-Tell Me What You Want), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Adrian Dantley Washington DC, NBA forward (Olympics-gold-1976, Utah Jazz, 1981, 84 top scorer), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Phil Gould rock percussionist (Level 42-Hot Water), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Cindy Wilson Athens GA, rock vocalist (B-52's-Love Shack), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Ian Stanley keyboardist, is born.Ref: 5
1957*Jeff Woodland Papua New Guinea, Nike golfer (1991 Dakota Dunes Open), is born.Ref: 5
1957*John Turturro actor: Girl 6, Quiz Show, Barton Fink, Miller’s Crossing, The Sicilian, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Color of Money, To Live & Die in L.A., Desperately Seeking Susan, is born in Brooklyn NY.Ref: 4
1958*Christine Lathan-Brehmer German DR, 400 meter runner (Olympics-gold-76), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Mark Pavelich NHLer (New York Rangers), is born.Ref: 5
1959 Sydney P Mufamadi South African leader (SACP), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Dorothy Stratten, Vancouver British Columbia, playmate (August, 1979) (Galixina), is born.Ref: 68
1961*Barry McGuigan British boxer, is born.Ref: 5
1961*Wayne Smith Albany WA, Australasia golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1962*Rae Dawn Chong Edmonton Alberta, actress (Quest for Fire), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Angela Bailey England, Canadian 4X100 meter relayer (Olympics-silver-1984), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Chunli Li Auckland New Zealand, table tennis player (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Steve Tsujiura hockey forward (Team Japan 1998), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Mikko Makela Tampere Finland, NHL right wing (New York Islanders), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Duane Ferrell NBA forward (San Francisco Warriors, Indiana Pacers), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Erik van Kessel Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Jan Varholik Kosice Czechoslovakia, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Tim Goad NFL defensive tackle (Cleveland Browns), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Vincent Askew NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics, Trailblazers), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Antone Davis NFL tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Jeff[rey] Pfaendtner Detroit MI, rower (Olympics-bronze-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Marcus Lillington rock guitarist (Breathe-All I Need), is born.Ref: 5
1968*J T Snow US baseball first baseman (New York Yankees, California Angels), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Mike Milchin Knoxville TN, pitcher (Minnesota Twin), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Elisa Fiorillo singer (Forgive Me For Dreaming), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Robert Sean Leonard New Jersey, actor (Dead Poets Society, Mr & Mrs Bridge), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Shawn McEachern Waltham MA, NHL forward (Boston Bruins, Senators), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Jan Varholik hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia 1998), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Mika Stromberg Helsinki Finland, hockey defenseman (Team Finland), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Noureddine Morceli Algeria, 1500 meter runner (Olympics-gold-96), is born.Ref: 5
1971*John Buchanan actor (Sidekicks, Black Stallion, Family Man), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Melisa Moses Jacksonville FL, diver (Olympics-4th-96), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Scott Gragg NFL tackle (New York Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Demetrice Martin WLAF cornerback (Scotland Claymores), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Denard Walker cornerback (Tennessee Oilers), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Eric Lindros London Ontario, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Gary Walker NFL defensive tackle/defensive end (Houston Oilers), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Henry Bailey NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Pittsburgh Steelers), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Katie Allen Australian field hockey full back/half back (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Kevin Abrams cornerback (Detroit Lions), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Michael Manasseri actor (License to Drive), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Michael Swift WLAF CB (Rhein Fire), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Angie Kennedy Nambour Queensland Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Aki-Petteri Berg NHL defenseman (Team Finland Olympics-bronze-1998, Kings), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Debbie Koegel Norristown PA, dance skater (& Oleg Fediukov), is born.Ref: 5
1977*First killer whale born in captivity (Marineland, Los Angeles CA).Ref: 5
1978*Marissa Perez Miss Connecticut Teen-USA (1996), is born.Ref: 5
1979*Virginia Ledgerwood Chester VA, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)Ref: 5
1261*Hendrik duke of Brabant (1248-61), dies.Ref: 5
1573 Jan "Hans" Liefrinck Flemish engraver/publisher, dies at about 54.Ref: 5
1574*On the orders of the Holy Office of the Inquisition, two Englishmen and an Irishman are burnt for heresy.Ref: 2
1609*Paul Sartorius composer, dies at 39.Ref: 5
1618*Filips Willem Prince of Orange, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1626*Cyril Tourneur English poet/dramatist, dies at about 51.Ref: 5
1638*Henri duc de Rohan, French soldier/Huguenot leader, dies.Ref: 5
1638*Claude G Bachet de Meziriac French mathematician/poet, dies at 56.Ref: 5
1665 Lodewijk van Nassau Dutch governor (Bois-le-Duc), dies.Ref: 5
1704*(and 29th) The town of Deerfield, MA was raided on this day by French Canadians and Indians who were trying to retrieve their church bell that had been shipped from France. The bell was to hang in the Canadian Indian’s village church. Neither the raiders nor the residents of Deerfield were aware that the bell had been stolen from the ship. The Deerfield folks had purchased the bell from a privateer, unaware that it belonged to the Indian congregation. Fifty-six people are killed in the incident.Ref: 4
1737*Hercule Brehy composer, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1742*Willem J 's-Gravesande Dutch physicist, dies at 53.Ref: 5
1781*(Declaration of Independence) Richard Stockton, American lawyer, signer of the Declaration of Independence, dies at age 50. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1784*Phillis Wheatly poetess, dies.Ref: 5
1796*Friedrich Wilhelm Rust composer, dies at 56.Ref: 5
1818*Adriaan Loosjes Pzn Dutch publisher/writer (Moral Stories), dies at 56.Ref: 5
1844*A 12-inch gun aboard the USS "Princeton" exploded, killing Secretary of State Abel P. Upshur, Navy Secretary Thomas W. Gilmer and several others.Ref: 5
1844*Abel P Upshur Secretary of State, dies in explosion on USS Princeton.Ref: 5
1844*Thommas W Gilmer Navy Secretary, dies in explosion on USS Princeton.Ref: 5
1866*Count Henryk Rzewuski (J.Bejla), Polish novelist, dies.Ref: 17
1876*Charles Edward Horsley composer, dies at 53.Ref: 5
1901*William Maxwell Evarts, American lawyer/statesman, dies at age 83.Ref: 70
1903*Girolamo/Jeromin de Rada Albanian poet, dies at 88.Ref: 5
1905*Joseph C Juglar French physician/economist, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1908*Pat Garrett and Carl Adamson, a brother-in-law of Miller, are in a buckboard and bound from the Garrett ranch to Las Cruces for a conference with Miller to discuss the sale of the Garrett ranch. Wayne Brazil rides alongside on horseback. Within a few miles of town, they stop in the desert to urinate. Garrett is shot and killed. Wayne Brazel confesses to the slaying, is tried for murder and acquitted. Ref 
1913*Elephant seal 6.8-m, 4000-kg, killed in South Georgia (South Atlantic).Ref: 5
1916*Henry James US/British writer (Bostonians), dies in London at 72.Ref: 5
1922*Vicente Lleo composer, dies at 51.Ref: 5
1925*Friedrich Ebert, Social-Democrat president of Germany, dies.Ref: 5
1929*Clemens Freiherr von Pirquet Austrian artist (React of P), dies at 54.Ref: 5
1929*John Ebenezer West composer, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1929*Baron Clemens von Pirquet, Austrian physician; devised a skin test for tuberculosis, dies at age 54.Ref: 5
1935 Alexander W F Idenburg Governor-General of Netherlands Indies (1909-16), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1936*Charles Nicolle, French Nobel Prize-winning bacteriologist (1928), dies at age 69.Ref: 70
1940*Johan C Braakensiek Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1941*Alfonso XIII de Borbón King of Spain (1902-31), dies.Ref: 5
1949*Stanley Robert Marchant composer, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1956*13 die in a train crash in Swampscott MA.Ref: 5
1959*Maxwell Anderson US dramatist (Key Largo, Bad Seed), dies at 70.Ref: 5
1960*F S Flint British translator/poet (imagist movement), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1960*Jonathan Hale actor (Blondie), shoots himself at 68.Ref: 5
1961*Joris Vriamont Flemish writer/music publisher, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1961*Percy Grainger, Australian-born American composer, pianist and conductor, dies at age 78.Ref: 70
1962*Harold Ogden "Chic" Johnson comedian (Olsen & Johnson), dies at 70.Ref: 5
1963*Theodore Newton actor (Voltaire, Ace of Aces), dies at 58.Ref: 5
1964*Dirk Filarski painter/lithographer (Bergen School), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1965*Adolf Schärf President of Austria (1957-65), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1966*Charles A Bassett II astronaut, dies in a crash of T-38 jet at 34.Ref: 5
1966*Elliot McKay See Jr astronaut, dies in T-38 jet crash at 38.Ref: 5
1967*Henry R. Luce, the American magazine publisher who created Time, Fortune, Life and Sports Illustrated, dies.Ref: 17
1968*Fannie Hurst US author (Anatomy of Me), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1968*Frankie Lymon singer, dies at 25.Ref: 5
1968*Juanita Hall actress (Captain Billy), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1968*Doretta Morrow actress (Because You're Mine), dies at 41.Ref: 5
1972*Victor Barna table tennis champion, dies.Ref: 5
1973*Cecil Kellaway actor (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1973*Hope Landin actress (I Remember Mama, Sugarfoot), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1974 Mees Toxopeus Dutch rescue-vessel captain, dies at 89.Ref: 5
1975*More than 40 people are killed in London's Underground when a subway train smashed into the end of a tunnel. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1975*Istvan Kardos composer, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1977*Eddie "Rochester" Anderson comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1978*Philip Ahn Los Angeles CA, actor (Master Kan-Kung Fu), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1978*Eric Frank Russell sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1979*Mr Ed talking horse, dies.Ref: 5
1979*Jane Hylton English actress (Adventures of Sir Lancelot), dies at 52.Ref: 5
1985*Charita Bauer actress (Mary-Aldrich Family), dies at 62 in New York NY.Ref: 5
1986*Swedish Prime Minister (1969-76, 82-86) Sven Olaf Palme, 59, is shot to death while walking from a movie theater in central StockholmRef: 5
1986*Laura Z(ametkin) Hobson, American novelist and short story writer, dies at age 85.Ref: 17
1987*Nora Kaye, American ballerina, dies at age 67.Ref: 70
1987*Anny Ondra actress (Blackmail), dies at 83.Ref: 5
1988*Harvey (Edward) Kuenn baseball: Detroit Tigers [American League Rookie of the Year: 1953/all-star: 1953-1959], Cleveland Indians [all-star: 1960], SF Giants [World Series: 1962], Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies; manager: Milwaukee Brewers: American League Manager of the Year [1982]; dies.Ref: 4
1988*Mikha`il Na'imah Lebanese playwright, dies at 99.Ref: 5
1988 Anti-Armenian pogrom in Azerbaijan, 30 killed.Ref: 5
1989*Ferdinand (Edralin) Marcos President of the Philippines [1966-1986]; dies.Ref: 4
1989*Hermann Burger writer, dies at 46.Ref: 5
1990*Fabia Drake actress (Nice Girl Like Me), dies at 86.Ref: 5
1991 Guillermo Ungo member of El Salvador junta (1979-80), dies.Ref: 5
1992*Angelique Pettyjohn actress (Body Talk, Star Trek), dies at 49.Ref: 5
1992*Emilla Sherman choreographer/rockette, dies.Ref: 5
1992*La Lupe Cuban singer, dies of a heart attack in the Bronx at 53.Ref: 5
1993 Fer A Olthoff Dutch WWII resistance fighter (Het Parool), dies.Ref: 5
1993*Franco Brusati Italian director/writer (Bread & Chocolate), dies at 70.Ref: 5
1993*Ishiro Honda Japanese director/producer (Godzilla), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1993*Joyce Carey [Lawrence], English actress (Number 27), dies at 94.Ref: 5
1993*Ruby (Ethel Hilda) Keeler, dancer/actress (42nd Street, Dames), dies of cancer at 82.Ref: 5
1994*Aisin Giorro Pu Chieh brother of Last Emperor of China, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1994*Buster Holmes chef/restaurateur, dies at 88.Ref: 5
1994*Elbert "Skippy" Williams tenor Sax player, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1994*George Osborne Sayles historian, dies at 92.Ref: 5
1994*Pu Yi brother of last Chinese emperor, Pu Yi, dies at 87.Ref: 5
1994*Leopoldina Poldi Feichtegger Gerhard dies at 90.Ref: 5
1995*Herman "Ace" Wallace blues guitarist/singer, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1995*Max Rudolf conductor, dies at 92.Ref: 5
1996 Daniel Chipenda, Angolan politician, dies at 64Ref: 5
1997*The headline read, “Botched L.A bank heist turns into bloody shootout.” Two robbers, masked and wearing body armor, bungled a bank heist in North Hollywood, CA. As the pair left the bank, they unleashed an arsenal of weapons on police, bystanders, cars and TV choppers before they were killed. Fifteen people were injured, including ten policemen.Ref: 4
1997*Earthquake in Pakistan, kills 45.Ref: 5
2002*A body found outside San Diego was identified as that of 7-year-old Danielle van Dam, who'd disappeared from her bedroom about a month earlier; a neighbor was later convicted of her murder and sentenced to death.Ref: 70

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