Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
March 1st

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-1*-BC- Start of revised Julian calendar in Rome.Ref: 5
293 Roman emperor Maximianus introduces tetrarchy.Ref: 5
492*St Gelasius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
499*Pope Symmachus decress forbids agreements during a Pope's lifetime about his succession.Ref: 69
705*John VII begins his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
743 Slave export by Christians to heathen areas prohibited.Ref: 5
918*Balderik becomes bishop of Utrecht.Ref: 5
1420*Pope Martinus I calls for crusade against the hussieten.Ref: 5
1434*Jacoba of Bavaria marries Frank van Borselen.Ref: 5
1553*Edward VI opens Parliament. 
1565*Spanish occupier Estacio de Sá founds Rio de Janeiro.Ref: 5
1587*English parliament leader Peter Wentworth confined in London Tower.Ref: 5
1591*Pope Gregory XIV threatens to excommunicate French king Henri IV.Ref: 5
1638*First settlers from Sweden arrive in U.S. and begin building log cabins.Ref: 10
1642*Georgeana (York) ME became the first incorporated American city.Ref: 5
1692*(Salem Witch Trials) Magistrates John Hathorne and Jonathan Corwin examine Tituba, Sarah Good, and Sarah Osborne for "witches teats." Tituba confesses to practicing witchcraft and confirms Good and Osborne are her co-conspirators.Ref: 16
1780*Pennsylvania becomes first US state to abolish slavery (for new-borns only).Ref: 5
1781*The Continental Congress adopts the Articles of Confederation.Ref: 74
1784*E Kidner opens first cooking school, in Great Britain.Ref: 5
1785*Philadelphia Society for the Promotion of Agriculture organized.Ref: 5
1790*Congress authorized the first US Census.Ref: 5
1792*US Presidential Succession Act passed.Ref: 5
1796 First National Meeting in the Hague.Ref: 5
1803*(new state) Ohio (17th state) entered the United States of America. The Buckeye State (nicknamed because of the many buckeye trees, the state tree) with Columbus as its capital city seems to have a penchant for the color red. Its state bird is the cardinal; the scarlet carnation is its flower; the state insect is the ladybug; and the state drink is tomato juice. The state song is Beautiful Ohio, the word, Ohio, is derived from the Iroquois Indian word meaning ‘great river’. The Ohio River is not as great as the Mississippi, but it is pretty big! Ohio’s state motto: With God, all things are possible.Ref: 4
1803*John Paul, of Xenia OH, is elected to the first Ohio State Senate which convened at the state's new capital, Chillicothe. (XDG, p 5, 4/22/2003)Ref: 83
1805*Greene County OH is diminished by the creation of Champaign County - passed 2/20/1805. (Ref: 1855 Atlas) 
1808*In France, Napoleon creates an imperial nobility.Ref: 2
1809*Embargo Act of 1807 repealed & Non-Intercourse Act signed.Ref: 5
1810*Georgetown College was chartered in Washington, D.C., making it the first Roman Catholic institution of higher learning established in the United States.Ref: 5
1811 French Civil Code of Criminal law accepted by Netherlands Mamelukes in Cairo's Citadel.Ref: 5
1815*In France, returning from Elba, Napoleon lands at Cannes with a force of 1, 500 men and marches on Paris.Ref: 2
1815 Sunday observance in Netherlands regulated by law.Ref: 5
1818*Greene County OH is diminished by the creation of Clark County - passed12/26/1817. (Ref: 1855 Atlas) 
1845*President John Tyler signs a congressional resolution to annex the Republic of Texas.Ref: 70
1847*Donner Party: Second Relief arrives at lake camp. The rescuers find grisly evidence of cannibalism. James Eddy and George Foster, two little boys whose fathers survived the Forlorn Hope, are alive but very weak.Ref: 28
1847*Michigan becomes first English-speaking jurisdiction to abolish the death penalty (except for treason against the state).Ref: 5
1854 SS City of Glasgow leaves Liverpool harbor & is never seen again.Ref: 5
1859*The present (second) seal of San Francisco is adopted.Ref: 5
1864*Rebecca Lee became the first black woman to receive an American medical degree, from the New England Female Medical College in Boston.Ref: 5
1867*(new state) The Cornhusker State, aka the Beef State, aka the Tree Planter State, aka Nebraska (37th state), entered the United States of America. Nebraska means ‘flat water’ in Oto Indian speak. Lincoln is the official seat of Nebraska government. Nebraska’s motto: Equality before the law. The western meadowlark holds the honor of being the state bird; while the goldenrod takes its place as the state flower. Other state symbols include the cottonwood tree (state tree); the honeybee (state insect); blue agate (state gemstone); whitetail deer (state mammal); mammoth (state fossil); prairie agate (state rock); Beautiful Nebraska (state song) ... that’s original ... and, the state soil: typic arguistolls, Holrege Series. State soil?Ref: 4
1867*Howard University, Washington DC, chartered.Ref: 5
1869*Postage stamps depicting scenes were issued for the first time in the U.S.Ref: 4
1871 J Milton Turner named minister to Liberia.Ref: 5
1872*The world's first national park was established, when Pres. Ulysses S. Grant signed an act of Congress designating more than 2 million acres (800,000 hectares), mostly in Wyoming, as Yellowstone National Park.Ref: 5
1873 E. Remington and Sons of Ilion, NY began the manufacturing of the first practical typewriter.Ref: 4
1875*Congress passes the Civil Rights Act, which is invalidated by the Supreme Court in 1883.Ref: 2
1876*Guernsey Cattle Club forms (Farmington CT).Ref: 5
1879*Library of Hawaii is founded.Ref: 5
1893*Diplomatic Appropriation Act, authorizes the US rank of ambassador.Ref: 5
1909*First US university school of nursing established, University of Minnesota.Ref: 5
1912*Isabella Goodwin, the 1st US woman detective, is appointed in New York NY.Ref: 5
1913*Federal income tax takes effect, as per 16th amendment.Ref: 5
1913*First state law requiring bonding of officers & state employees, North Dakota.Ref: 5
1914 Dutch Minister of war H Colijn named director of British Petroleum.Ref: 5
1917*First federal land bank chartered.Ref: 5
1919*The Korean coalition proclaims their independence from Japan.Ref: 2
1920 Austria becomes a kingdom again, under Admiral Horthy.Ref: 5
1921*Rwanda ceded to England.Ref: 5
1921*Sailors revolt in Kronstadt Russia.Ref: 5
1921*The Allies reject a $7.5 billion reparations offer in London. German delegations decides to quit all talks.Ref: 2
1924 Germany's prohibition of Communist Party KPD lifted.Ref: 5
1927 Bank of Italy becomes a National Bank.Ref: 5
1932*20 month old Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. is kidnapped from his 2nd floor bedroom near Hopewell, NJ.Ref: 4
1932*The Bureau (FBI) initiated the international exchange of fingerprint data with friendly foreign governments. Due to the rise of tension in Europe, this program was halted in the late 1930's. It was not re-instituted until well after World War II.Ref: 14
1933*Bank holidays declared in 6 states, to prevent run on banks.Ref: 5
1934*Henry Pu Yi crowned emperor Kang Teh of Manchuria.Ref: 5
1935*Germany officially establishes the Luftwaffe.Ref: 2
1937*First permanent automobile license plates issued (Connecticut).Ref: 5
1937*US Steel raises workers' wages to $5 a day.Ref: 5
1941 FM Radio began in the U.S. when station W47NV in Nashville, TN begins operation.Ref: 4
1942*Suriname camp for NSB people opens to save Jews.Ref: 5
1943*In New York, American Jews hold a mass rally at Madison Square Garden to pressure the U.S. government into helping the Jews of EuropeRef: 35
1943*Jewish old age home for disabled in Amsterdam raided.Ref: 5
1945*The powerful Cowpuncher Committee is organized to "ride herd" on implosion bomb development.Ref: 91
1946*British Govt takes control of Bank of England, after 252 years.Ref: 5
1946 Panamá accepts its new constitution.Ref: 5
1947*International Monetary Fund began operations.Ref: 5
1950*In London, Klaus Fuchs, the German-born physicist who helped build the first two U.S. atomic bombs, is convicted of passing atomic secrets to the Soviet Union.Ref: 3
1950*Chiang Kai-shek resumed the Presidency of National China on Formosa.Ref: 5
1950*Klaus Fuchs sentenced to 14 years for atomic espionage (London).Ref: 5
1950*USSR issues golden rubles.Ref: 5
1952*Egyptian government-Ali Maher Pasja resigns.Ref: 5
1952 Helgoland, in North Sea, returned to West Germany by Britain.Ref: 5
1954*In the U.S. Capitol, four members of an extremist Puerto Rican nationalist group fire more than thirty shots at the floor of the House of Representatives from a visitors’ gallery, injuring five U.S. representatives. Alvin Bentley of Michigan, George Fallon of Maryland, Ben Jensen of Iowa, Clifford Davis of Tennessee, and Kenneth Roberts of Alabama all eventually recover from their gunshot wounds and return to their seats in Congress.Ref: 3
1954*US explodes 15 megaton hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll.Ref: 5
1959 Archbishop Makarios returns to Cyprus after 3 years.Ref: 5
1960*1,000 Black students pray and sing the national anthem on the steps of the old Confederate Capitol in Montgomery, Ala.Ref: 2
1961*President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps.Ref: 70
1962*Uganda became a self-governing country.Ref: 5
1962*US/British nuclear test experiment in Nevada.Ref: 5
1962*Greatest ticker-tape parade in history down B'way in New York for returned astronaut John Glenn.Ref: 10
1962*First K-Mart department store opens at Garden City, MI.Ref: 5
1963*200,000 French mine workers strike.Ref: 5
1966 Ba'ath-party takes power in Syria.Ref: 5
1967*Dominica & St Lucia gain independence from Britain.Ref: 5
1967*House of Representatives expels Representative Adam Clayton Powell Jr (307 to 116).Ref: 5
1967*Queen Elizabeth Hall (South Bank Center) opens in London.Ref: 5
1968*Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara is replaced by Clark Clifford.Ref: 2
1968 Political Party Radikalen (PPR) established in Netherlands.Ref: 5
1968*Vatican City's Apostolic Constitution of 1967 goes into effect.Ref: 5
1969*Les Halles food market in Paris closes. (Founded 1135 by King Louis VI known as Louis the Fat).Ref: 10
1970*End of US commercial whale hunting.Ref: 5
1970 Kreisky's social-democrats win Austrian parliamentary election.Ref: 5
1970*White government of Rhodesia declares independence from Britain.Ref: 5
1971*A bomb explodes in a restroom in the Senate wing of the Capitol, causing some $300,000 in injuries, but no injuries. The Weather Underground, a U.S. leftist radical group that opposes the war in Vietnam, claims responsibility for the bombing.Ref: 3
1974*A federal grand jury indicted seven men, including Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell, and White House special counsel Charles Colson, for conspiracy to obstruct justice.Ref: 2
1975*The Honda Civic was introduced to the United States market as an alternative to the inefficient cars offered by American car companies.Ref: 3
1975*Paul Allen joins MITS (Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems) as Director of Software. 
1976*First National City Bank changes name to Citibank, holding company calls itself Citicorp.Ref: 10
1977*Bank of America adopts the name VISA for their credit cards.Ref: 5
1977*US extends territorial waters to 200 miles.Ref: 5
1980*CTUC, Commonwealth Trade Union Council, established.Ref: 5
1980*Snow falls in Florida.Ref: 5
1981 Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands begins a hunger strike at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland; he dies 65 days later.Ref: 70
1983*Tornado tears through Louisiana, injuring 33 people.Ref: 5
1984*USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR.Ref: 5
1985*The Pentagon accepts the theory that an atomic war would block the sun, causing a "nuclear winter."Ref: 2
1987 S&H Green Stamps became S&H Green Seals on this day, 90 years after the lick-and-stick stamps were introduced as a way for businesses to bonus their customers -- who then used the stamps to buy merchandise from catalog stores. The stamps became peel-and-seal stamps along with the name change.Ref: 4
1988*Courtney Gibbs Eplin, 21, (Texas), crowned 37th Miss USA.Ref: 5
1988*Pontiac announces the end of the Fiero automobile.Ref: 5
1989*Comet du Toit at perihelion.Ref: 5
1990 Benin nullifies its constitution.Ref: 5
1990*Luis Alberto Lacelle sworn in as President of Uruguay.Ref: 5
1990*The Seabrook NH nuclear power plant won federal permission to go on line after two decades of protests and legal struggles.Ref: 70
1991*US Embassy in Kuwait officially reopens.Ref: 5
1992*Sen. Brock Adams, D-Wash., abandoned his re-election campaign after eight women accused him in a Seattle Times report of sexual abuse and harassment.Ref: 70
1993*Authorities near Waco TX continue to negotiate with Branch Davidians holed up in their bullet-scarred compound, a day after a furious gun battle between Davidians and federal agents that left 10 people dead.Ref: 83
1994*Martti Ahtisaari inaugurated as President of Finland.Ref: 5
1994*Senate rejectes a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution (four votes shy of the necessary 2/3 majority).Ref: 5
1995 Belgium ends military conscript.Ref: 5
1995*Jozef Oleksy succeeds Waldemar Pawlak on as premier of Poland.Ref: 5
1995*Julio María Sanguinetti sworn in as President of Uruguay.Ref: 5
1995*Part of Houston begins using new area code 261.Ref: 5
1995*Ukraine premier Vitaly Massol, resigns.Ref: 5
1996*New toll-free 888 area code introduced.Ref: 5
1996*Plans approved allowing traffic cameras High Harrington & Shap England.Ref: 5
1999*Some 130 nations agreed to a United Nations Treaty banning land mines which went into effect this day. The U.S., Russia and China did not sign the treaty.Ref: 4
2002*Under pressure from prosecutors, the Archdiocese of Boston agreed to turn over the names of people allegedly molested by priests.Ref: 70
2003*The United Arab Emirates call for Saddam Hussein to step down, the first Arab nation to do so publicly. (XDG, p 4A, 3/01/2004)Ref: 83
2003*Turkey's parliament deals a stunning blow to US war planning by failing to approve a bill allowing in American combat troops to open a northern front against Iraq. (XDG, p 4A, 3/01/2004)Ref: 83
2003*Suspected Sept 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was captured by CIA and Pakistani agents.Ref: 70
2003*Iraq begins complying with orders from UN weapons inspectors to destroy its Al Samound Two missiles. (XDG, p 4A, 3/01/2004)Ref: 83
1493*Spain first hears of discovery of New World as Martin Pinzon arrives prior to Columbus in Bayona.Ref: 10
1498*Mozambique discovered by Vasco da Gama.Ref: 17
1864*A patent is issued for taking & projecting motion pictures to Louis Ducos du Hauron (he never did build such a machine, though).Ref: 5
1912*Captain Albert Berry makes the first parachute jump from a powered airplane (from an altitude of 1,500 feet at a speed of 50 mph) in a test over Jefferson Barracks military post, St. Louis. Ref 
1964*First NPL (later PL/I) report publishedRef: 62
1966*Venera 3, a Soviet probe launched from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, on November 15, 1965, collides with Venus, the second planet from the sun. Although Venera 3 fails in its mission to measure the Venusian atmosphere, it is the first unmanned spacecraft to reach the surface of another planet.Ref: 3
1982*Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus, sends back data.Ref: 5
1984*NASA launches Landsat-D Prime (Landsat 5) to thematic map the Earth.Ref: 5
2002*NASA said its Mars Odyssey spacecraft had found evidence that vast regions of Mars may abound in water.Ref: 70
1260 Hulagu Khan, grandson of Genghis, conquerors Damascus.Ref: 5
1382*French Maillotin uprises against taxes.Ref: 5
1634 Battle at Smolensk; Polish King Wladyslaw IV beats Russians.Ref: 5
1776*French minister Charles Gravier advises his Spanish counterpart to support the American rebels against the English.Ref: 2
1836*Thirty-two men from Gonzales join the besieged forces at the Alamo. Ref 
1866 Paraguayan canoes sink 2 Brazilian ironclads on Rio Parana.Ref: 5
1871*German troops enter Paris, France, during the Franco-Prussian War.Ref: 2
1896 Battle of Adua: 80,000 Ethiopians destroy 20,000 Italians.Ref: 5
1915*An American citizen dies in sinking of first passenger ship, the British liner, Falaba; Capt. George Van Horn Moseley of War College Divison suggests a plan for universal military training to Chief of Staff. 
1915*The Allies announce their aim to cut off all German supplies and assure the safety of the neutrals.Ref: 2
1916*Germany begins attacking ships in the Atlantic.Ref: 5
1917*The Zimmermann Note is released to the American press.Ref: 2
1941*Himmler makes his first visit to Auschwitz, during which he orders Kommandant Höss to begin massive expansion, including a new compound to be built at nearby Birkenau that can hold 100,000 prisoners.Ref: 35
1941*Bulgaria joins the Axis as the Nazis occupy Sofia.Ref: 2
1942*The US Navy sinks U-656, the first German U-boat sunk by the US in World War II. (XDG, p 4A, 3/1/2001)Ref: 83
1942*3 day Battle of Java Sea ends, US suffers a major naval defeat.Ref: 5
1942*Japanese troops occupy Kalidjati airport in Java in the Pacific.Ref: 5
1942*Tito establishes 2nd Proletarit Brigade in Bosnia.Ref: 5
1943*The British RAF conducts strategic bombing raids on all European railway lines.Ref: 2
1944*Massive strikes in Northern Italian towns.Ref: 5
1944*U-358 sinks in Atlantic.Ref: 5
1945*A U.S. submarine sinks a Japanese merchant ship loaded with supplies for Allied POWs, resulting in a court martial for the captain of the submarine, since the ship had been granted safe passage by the U.S. government. 
1945*British 43rd Division under General Essame occupies Xanten.Ref: 5
1945*Chinese 30th division occupies Hsenwi.Ref: 5
1945*FDR announces success of Yalta Conference.Ref: 5
1945*Fieldmarshal Kesselring succeeds von Rundstedt as commander.Ref: 5
1945*US infantry regiment captures Mönchengladbach.Ref: 5
1955 Israeli assault on Gaza, kills 48.Ref: 5
1988*Iraq says it launched 16 missiles into Tehran.Ref: 5
1992 Bosnian Serbs begin sniping in Sarajevo, after Croats and Moslems vote for Bosnian independence.Ref: 2
1903*The rules committee sets the height of the pitcher's mound (box) to a maxium of fifteen inches.Ref: 1
1909*The Pirates begin construction of new stadium near Schenley Park near the Oakland section of Pittsburg; the state-of-the-art stadium was named Forbes Field in honor of a pre-Revolutionary British general.Ref: 1
1934*Primo Carnera beats Tommy Loughran in 15 for heavyweight boxing title.Ref: 5
1940*Henry Armstrong boxes Ceferino Garcia to a draw in a failed attempt at the middleweight boxing title.Ref: 97
1941*Elmer Layden becomes first NFL commisioner.Ref: 5
1942*Baseball decides that players in military can't play when on furlough.Ref: 5
1949*‘The Brown Bomber’, Joe Louis, announced that he was retiring from boxing as world heavyweight boxing champion. Louis held the title longer than any other champ -- 11 years, eight months and seven days.Ref: 4
1949*The Browns, owners of Sportsman's Park, move to evict the Cardinals.Ref: 5
1953*Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open.Ref: 5
1954*Ted Williams fractures collarbone in first game of spring training after flying 39 combat missions without injury in Korean War.Ref: 5
1959*Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Golden Triangle Festival Golf Tournament.Ref: 5
1965 Australia suspends champion swimmer Dawn Fraser for 10-years for misconduct.Ref: 5
1965*Gas explosion kills 28 in apartment complex (La Salle Québec Canada).Ref: 5
1967*Commissioner General William Eckert approves the BBWAA's plan to select a Cy Young Award recipient from both the National League and American League. The honor, which was initiated in 1956, had been given to just one pitcher in the major leagues each season, a position strongly supported by former commissioner Ford Frick.Ref: 1
1969*Mickey Mantle announced his retirement from baseball on this day. ‘Number 7’ was considered to be the final link to the great Yankee dynasty of the 1950s and 1960s. Mantle’s World Series records include: home runs (18), runs scored (42), RBIs (40), walks (43) and strikeouts (54). Mickey Mantle died in 1995.Ref: 4
1970 Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes world champion all-round ladies skater.Ref: 5
1972*Wilt Chamberlain is first NBA player to score 30,000 points.Ref: 5
1973*Robyn Smith becomes first female jockey to win a major race.Ref: 5
1980 Hilbert van der Duim becomes world champion all-round skater.Ref: 5
1981*Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1983*The Philadelphia 76ers won their 10th straight game, beating the New York Knicks 106-94, their 50th win of the season. The Sixers lost only seven of their first 57 games. The team had the fastest start of any team in the 37-year history of the National Basketball Association.Ref: 4
1983 Tamara McKinney becomes first US woman skier to win the World Cup.Ref: 5
1985*Milwaukee businessman Herb Kohl purchases the Milwaukee Bucks.Ref: 5
1986*The New York Knicks retire Earl Monroe's uniform no. 15.Ref: 31
1987*The Boston Celtics defeated Detroit 112-102 to post win number 2,235.Ref: 4
1987*Jane Geddes wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open.Ref: 5
1988*Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howe with his record 1,050th NHL assist.Ref: 5
1989*Ben Johnson's coach testifies Johnson began using steroids in 1981.Ref: 5
1992 Jenny Thompson swims 100 meter freestyle world record (1 :1.40).Ref: 5
1992 Nelson Diebel swims 100 meter freestyle US record (54.48 seconds).Ref: 5
1993*George Steinbrenner is reinstated as general partner of the New York Yankees; he had been banned due to his association with alleged gambler Howard Spira.Ref: 1
1993*(day unspecified) Garry Kasparov is stripped of his FIDE title.Ref:78
1993*New expansion NHL team, owned by Disney, is named the Mighty Ducks.Ref: 5
1994*Former banker Leonard Coleman is elected National League president replacing Bill White; he had been executive director for MLB market development.Ref: 1
1994*For the first time since 1912, replacement players appear in a game when the Angels play Arizona State University in an exhibition game in Tempe, Arizona.Ref: 1
1994*The Colorado Rockies announce that they will exercise the '95 option on manager Don Baylor's contract.Ref: 86
1996*Lenny Wilkens, winningest coach in NBA, coaches his 1,000th victory.Ref: 5
1998*Australian Ladies Masters GolfRef: 5
2000*David Dombrowski is named the third President in The Florida Marlins history, becoming President and General Manager.Ref: 86
1711 "The Spectator" begins publishing (London).Ref: 5
1826 J.H. Hackett of New York debuted in Love in a Village at the Park Theatre in New York City. One month later, he played in London, England, becoming the first American actor to appear abroad.Ref: 4
1890*Readers picked up copies of the Literary Digest for the first time.Ref: 4
1890 First US edition of Sherlock Holmes (Study in Scarlet) published.Ref: 5
1910*The first issue of "The Evening Light and Church of God Evangel" was published in Cleveland, Tennessee. A. J. Tomlinson, the publishing editor, was an instrumental figure in the history of the Church of God (also headquartered today in Cleveland, Tennessee).Ref: 5
1924*"Alice's Day At Sea", the first of Walt Disney's Alice Comedies, is released. (Ref: "Disney, The First 100 Years", 1999, ISBN 0-7868-6442-7) 
1928*Paul Whiteman and his orchestra recorded Ol’ Man River for Victor Records. The featured vocalist on the track was 29-year-old Paul Robeson. The song became an American classic.Ref: 4
1930*Ub Iwerks, master animator and designer of Mickey Mouse, left his friend Walt Disney to set up his own studio.Ref: 73
1937 Governor Wouters innaugrates the radio station on the Dutch Antilles.Ref: 5
1940 Richard Wright's novel "Native Son" is published.Ref: 5
1941*Downbeat magazine scooped the entertainment world with news that Glenn Miller’s renewed contract with Chesterfield Cigarettes was worth $4,850 a week (for three 15-minute programs).Ref: 4
1941 Duffy’s Tavern debuted on CBS radio -- and became a popular hit for 10 years.Ref: 4
1941*"Captain America" appears in a comic book.Ref: 5
1941 First US commercial FM radio station goes on the air, Nashville TN.Ref: 5
1942 J Milton Cage Jr's "Imaginary Landscape No 3" premieres in Chicago.Ref: 5
1953*WJZ-AM in New York NY becomes WABC.Ref: 5
1957*"Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 123 performances.Ref: 5
1957*Kokomo the Chimp becomes Today Show animal editor.Ref: 5
1961*Cellist Jacqueline du Prés debut in Wigmore Hall.Ref: 5
1968*Country music stars Johnny Cash (36) & June Carter (38) wed.Ref: 4
1968*NBC's unprecident on-air announcement that Star Trek will return.Ref: 5
1968*Elton John’s first record, I’ve Been Loving You, was released by Philips Records in England. Philips, not realizing the potential of the soon-to-be superstar, released him in 1969, just prior to his teaming with lyricist Bernie Taupin. Elton then signed a contract with Uni Records and began to turn out what would become a string of more than 50 hits over the next 25 years.Ref: 4
1969*"Red, White, & Maddox" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 41 performances.Ref: 5
1969*After 88 weeks Sergeant Pepper drops off the charts.Ref: 5
1969*Jim Morrison arrested for exposing himself at Dinner Key Auditorium.Ref: 5
1970*(Manson) Charles Manson's album "Lie" is released.Ref: 5
1972 Club of Rome publishes report "Boundaries on the Growth".Ref: 5
1972*David Rabe's "Sticks & Bones" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1973*The Robert Joffrey Dance Company opened with a unique presentation in New York City. The show featured music of the Beach Boys in Deuce Coupe Ballet. A clever show, even if it didn’t do much to bring the masses to ballet.Ref: 4
1974*George Harrison announces his concert tour of US in November.Ref: 5
1975*17th Grammy Awards: I Honestly Love You, Marvin Hamlisch win.Ref: 5
1975*Eagles' "Best of My Love" reaches #1.Ref: 5
1978*"Timbuktu!" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 243 performances.Ref: 5
1978 Charlie Chaplin's coffin was stolen from a Swiss cemetery.Ref: 5
1979*"Sweeney Todd" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 557 performances.Ref: 5
1980*Patti Smith & MC5 guitarist Fred Sonic Smith wed in Detroit MI.Ref: 5
1981*"Sophisticated Ladies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 767 performances.Ref: 5
1982*The New York Times raises it's price from 25¢ to 30¢.Ref: 5
1982*5th Emmy Sports Awards presentation.Ref: 5
1985*A Beatles song was used for the first time in a U.S. TV commercial. The rights for Lincoln-Mercury to use the song, HELP!, cost $100,000, helping boost the fortunes of the automaker known as Ford Motor Company.Ref: 4
1985*Liza Minnelli enters Betty Ford Drug Center.Ref: 5
1986*Mr. Mister’s Kyrie rose to #1 on in the U.S. The single was a track from the album Welcome to the Real World, which became the #1 album in the U.S. this day.Ref: 4
1989*Julianne Phillips & Bruce Springsteen divorce.Ref: 5
1992*"Little Hotel on the Side" closes at Belasco NYC after 41 performances.Ref: 5
1992*"Visit" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances.Ref: 5
1994*36th Grammy Awards: I Will Always Love You, Toni Braxton win.Ref: 5
1995*37th Grammy Awards: All I Want to Do, Streets of Philadelphia, Sheryl Crow.Ref: 5
1997*"Mandy Patinkin in Concert" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC.Ref: 5
1997*5th annual ESPY Awards shown on TV.Ref: 5
1998*"Art" opens at Royale Theater NYC.Ref: 5
772*Po Tjiu-i Chinese poet/Governor of Hang-tsjow, is born.Ref: 5
1389*Antoninus, Italian Archbishop of Florence, is born.Ref: 70
1456*Wladyslaw Jagiello king of Bohemia/Hungary (1471/90-1516), is born.Ref: 5
1494*Il Bacchiacca [Franceso Ubertini] Italian painter, is born.Ref: 5
1528*Albrecht V von Wittelsbach [the Generous], duke of Bavaria, is born.Ref: 5
1607*Giovanni Francesco Milanta composer, is born.Ref: 5
1610*Johann B Schup [Schuppius] German poet/historian, is born.Ref: 5
1630*Ferdinand van Apshoven de Jongere Flemish painter, baptized, is born.Ref: 5
1644*Simon Foucher, French ecclesiastic philosopher, is born.Ref: 70
1690*Conrad Johann Conrad Beissel composer, is born.Ref: 5
1703*Dieudonne Raick composer, is born.Ref: 5
1709*Josef Antonin Gurecky composer, is born.Ref: 5
1711*Peregrinus Pogl composer, is born.Ref: 5
1732*(US Supreme Court Justice) William Maxwell Cushing, American jurist, first Supreme Court appointee, is born.Ref: 70
1734*Pieter Valck[x] South Netherlands sculptor, is born.Ref: 5
1771*Armand-Emmanuel Trial composer, is born.Ref: 5
1779*Jacob Gottfried Weber composer, is born.Ref: 5
1780 Léonard PJ du Bus de Gisignies Governor-General of Netherland Indies (1826-30), is born.Ref: 5
1788*Gheorghe Asachi Romania, writer/humanist/politician, is born.Ref: 5
1799*Alexey Nikolayevich Verstovsky composer, is born.Ref: 5
1811*Robert Christie Buchanan Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1878, is born.Ref: 5
1820*George Davis Attorney General (Confederacy), died in 1896, is born.Ref: 5
1820*Richard Redhead composer, is born.Ref: 5
1822*Albin Francisco Schoepf, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1886, is born.Ref: 5
1822*Charles Champion Gilbert Brigadier General (Union volunteers), is born.Ref: 5
1826*John Thomas composer, is born.Ref: 5
1828*James Fleming Fagan Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1893, is born.Ref: 5
1828*Vittorio Bersezio [Carlo Nugelli] Italian playwright, is born.Ref: 5
1831*Hiram Bronson Granbury Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864, is born.Ref: 5
1832*Friedrich Grutzmacher composer, is born.Ref: 5
1835*Matthias J Scheeben German theologist (Natur und Gnade), is born.Ref: 5
1837*Ion Creanga Romanian fairy tale author (Amintiti the Copilarie), is born.Ref: 5
1837*William Dean Howells US, novelist/critic/editor (Atlantic), is born.Ref: 5
1838*Gabriele dell' Addolorata [Francesco Possenti], Italian priest, is born.Ref: 5
1841*Blanche Kelso Bruce Farmville VA, (Senator-MS, 1875-1881), is born.Ref: 5
1841*Romualdo Marenco composer, is born.Ref: 5
1846*Augustus Saint-Gaudens, American sculptor, is born.Ref: 70
1848*Augustus Saint-Gaudens US, sculptor/designer (1907 $20 gold piece), is born.Ref: 5
1852*Theophile Delcassé French statesman, is born.Ref: 5
1856*Florimond Fonteyne Flemish priest/politician (Volkseeuw), is born.Ref: 5
1858*Georg Simmel German philosopher/sociologist, is born.Ref: 5
1860*Suzanna Salter first US female mayor/temperance leader, is born.Ref: 5
1865 Gerard Vissering Dutch banker/president (Bank of Java), is born.Ref: 5
1874*Jean de Merode [Marie-Louise B Courtenay], Princess of Netherlands, is born.Ref: 5
1878*Gabriel Edouard Xavier Dupont composer, is born.Ref: 5
1880*Julian Myrick promoter of junior tennis, is born.Ref: 5
1880*Lytton Strachey biographer/critic (Benson Medal 1923), is born.Ref: 5
1882*Ida Moore Altoona KS, actress (Mr Music, Ma & Pa Kettle at Waikiki), is born.Ref: 5
1883*Thomas Shelvin college footballer great (Yale), is born.Ref: 5
1885*Lionel Atwill Croyden England, actor (Mystery of the Wax Museum), is born.Ref: 5
1886*Oskar Kokoschka Russian/Austrian/British, painter (Erasmus Prize 1960), is born.Ref: 5
1890*Jan Duiker Dutch architect (Zonnestral), is born.Ref: 5
1892*Ryunosuke Akutagawa Japan, writer (Rashomon in Kappa), is born.Ref: 5
1893*Theo Frenkel actor (Footlights, Hague's Comedy), is born.Ref: 5
1895*G B "Duke" Keats hockey hall of famer (elected 1958), is born.Ref: 5
1896*Dimitri Mitropoulos Athens Greece, conductor/composerRef: 5
1900*Donald Keith Falkner singer, is born.Ref: 5
1903*Leon Bismarck "Bix" Beiderbecke Iowa, jazz cornetist (In a Mist), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Glenn Miller bandleader (Glenn Miller Orchestra-In the Mood), is born in Clarinda IA.Ref: 5
1904*Paul Hartman San Francisco CA, actor (Bert-Petticoat Junction), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Pol le Roy Flemish author/novelist/writer (Stroom), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Lois Moran Pittsburgh PA, actress (Mom-Waterfront), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Richard de Guide, composer, is born.Ref: 5
1909*Robert Selby Taylor, bishop, is born.Ref: 5
1909*Terrence De Marney, London England, actor (Case Thomas-Johnny Ringo), is born.Ref: 5
1910*(James) David (Graham) Niven Academy Award-winning actor: Separate Tables [1958], The Moon is Blue, Paper Tiger, The Pink Panther, The Guns of Navarone, Around the World in 80 Days, Casino Royale; is born in Kirriemuir Angus Scotland.Ref: 68
1911*Harry Golombek chess grandmaster, is born.Ref: 5
1913*Helmut Erich Robert Gernsheim photographer/collector, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Harry (Christopher) Caray (Carabina) Ford Frick Award-winning sportscaster: SL Cardinals, Oakland Athletics, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs; “Holy Cow!”; is born.Ref: 4
1914 Archibald J Gumede South African ANC member/chairman (UDF), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Ralph Waldo Ellison US writer (Invisible Man, Shadow & Cast), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Johannes J "Joop" Klant Netherlands/South Africa economist (Madame Sans Gêne), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Robert Lowell, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet: Lord Weary’s Castle [1947], The Dolphin [1974]; National Book Award for Poetry [1960]; is born.Ref: 4
1917*Dinah Shore Winchester TN, singer (See the USA in a Chevrolet), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Roger Delgado London, actor (Agent 8 3/4, Hot Enough for June), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Lawrence Ferlinghetti US, beat poet (Coney Island of the Mind), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Alfred Grant Goodman composer, is born.Ref: 5
1920*Harry Caray baseball announcer (Chicago Cubs), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Howard Nemerov US, 3rd US poet laureate/novelist/critic (Blue Swallows), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Jack Clayton Brighton East Sussex England, film director (Great Gatsby, Something Wicked This Way Comes), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Terrence "Cardinal" Cooke New York NY, is born.Ref: 5
1921*Richard Wilbur, Pulitzer Prize winning poet and translator, is born.Ref: 2
1921*Howard Nemerov, writer, another Pulitzer Prize recipient, 2nd US Poet Laureate (Ceremony, Walking to Sleep), is born.Ref: 2
1922*Michael Flanders songwriter, comedian: duo: Flanders and [Donald] Swann: made humorous mockery of English and American failings; Flanders quote, “Always remember that if it hadn’t been for the English, you’d all be Spanish.”; is born.Ref: 4
1922*William M Gaines publisher (MAD Magazine), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Yitzak Rabin premier (Israel, 1992-95, Nobel 1994), is born.Ref: 68
1922 Deke Slayton is born.Ref: 10
1923*Bonita Granville actress/producer (Perry Mason), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Duncan White Ceylon, 400 meter hurdler (Olympics-silver-1948), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Donald "Deke" Kent Slayton Sparta WI, Major USAF/astronaut (Apollo 18), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Al Rosen, Spartanburg SC, 3rd baseman (American League MVP 1953)/New York Yankee president, is born.Ref: 5
1926*Robert Clary (Widerman) actor: LeBeau-Hogan’s Heroes, Holocaust Survivors/Remembrance of Love, is born in Paris France.Ref: 4
1926*Cesare Danova, Rome Italy, actor (Garrison's Gorillas), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Pete (Alvin) Rozelle football: LA Rams GM, NFL commissioner; is born.Ref: 4
1927*Harry Belafonte Harlem New York NY, calypso singer (Buck & the Preacher), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Lusine Amara opera/concert singer, is born.Ref: 5
1927*(US Supreme Court Justice) Robert Heron Bork judge, nominated for supreme court, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Sonny James singer (Young Love, Running Bear), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Benny Powell jazz musician: trombone: Ernie Fields band, Lionel Hapton; Count Basie veteran [1951-1963], is born.Ref: 4
1930*Pierre Max Dubois composer, is born.Ref: 5
1930*Raymond St Jacques actor/director (Cotton Comes to Harlem, Mr Moses), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Jacques Leduc composer, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Istvan Lang composer, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Myrlie Evers politician/commissioner (Los Angeles Board of Public works), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Jim "Ed" Brown Sparkman AR, country singer (Nashville on the Road), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Joan Hackett New York NY, actress (Will Penny, One Stone Pony), is born.Ref: 5
1934 Riet [M J J] Roosen-van Pelt Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CDA), is born.Ref: 5
1935*George Généreux Canada, trap shooter (Olympics-gold-1952), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Judith Rossner author (Looking for Mr Goodbar), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Robert Conrad [Konrad Robert Falkowski] Chicago IL, actor (Wild Wild West, Baa Baa Black Sheep), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Camille E Baly St Maartens poet (Sonny), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Jean-Edern Hallier writer, is born.Ref: 5
1936 Marion Farouk-Sluglett political scientist, is born.Ref: 5
1937*Jed Allan Bronx NY, actor (Days of our Lives, C C-Santa Barbara), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Michael J[oseph] Kurland US, sci-fi author (Infernal Device), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Leo Brouwer composer, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Warren Davis rocker (Monotones), is born.Ref: 5
1940*David Broome Show Jumper (world champion-1970), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Ralph Towner Chehalis WA, rocker (Oregon, Weather Report), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Michael L Lampton Williamsport PA, astronaut (STS-45), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Jerry Fischer rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Peter Guber producer (Flashdance), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Benjamin W Jipcho Mount Elgon Kenya, 3K steeplechase (Olympics-silver-1972), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Franz Hohler writer, is born.Ref: 5
1943*Mauro Checcoli Italy, 3 day equestrian (Olympics-gold-1964), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Piet Veerman Dutch rock vocalist/guitarist (Cats-Sailin' Home), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Wolfgang Scheidel German Democratic Republic, luge (Olympics-gold-1972), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Dirk Benedict Helena MT, actor (A-Team, Battlestar Galactica), is born.Ref: 5
1944*John B Breaux (Representative-Democrat-LA, 1972-88), is born.Ref: 5
1944 John Napier London, set designer (Royal Shakespeare Company), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Mike D'Abo rock vocalist (Manfred Mann-Mighty Quinn), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Roger Daltrey Hammersmith London England, rocker/actor/producer (The Who-Tommy), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Dirk Benedict actor: The A-Team, Chopper One, Battlestar Galactica, Alaska, Blue Tornado, W, Georgia, Georgia, is born.Ref: 4
1945*Burning Spear [Winston Rodney], Jamaican reggae singer, is born.Ref: 5
1946*Lana Wood [Svetlana Gurdin] Santa Rosa CA, actress (Diamonds are Forever), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Tony Ashton Blackburn England, rocker (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Alan Thicke, Kirkland Lake Ontario, actor/host (Thicke of the Night, Growing Pains), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Norman Connors singer (You Are My Starship), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Sido Martens Dutch guitarist/singer/mandolin player (Fungus), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Barbara DeAngelis talk show hostess (Barbara DeAngelis Show), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Brian Winters basketball: LA Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks [all-star: 1975, 1976/his number 32 retired by Bucks: October 1983]; assistant coach: Princeton Univ., Cleveland Cavaliers, Atlanta Hawks, Vancouver Grizzlies, Denver Nuggets, is born.Ref: 4
1952*Alice Ritzman Kalispell MT, LPGA golfer (1995 Rochester International-5th), is born.Ref: 5
1952*David Allen Barr Kelowna British Columbia, PGA golfer (Atlanta Golf Classic), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Ron Howard Duncan OK, actor/director (American Graffiti, Happy Days/Willow, Backdraft), is born.Ref: 68
1954*Catherine Bach Warren OH, actress (Daisy Duke-Dukes of Hazzard), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Janis Gill Torrance CA, singer (Sweethearts of Rodeo-Midnight Girl), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Jimmy Fortune Newport News VA, singer (Statler Brothers-Class of '57), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Mark Todd UK, New Zealand equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Timothy Daly New York NY, actor (Joe-Wings, Almost Grown, Diner, Made in Heaven), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Jon Carroll Washington DC, vocalist (Starland Vocal Band-Afternoon Delight), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Nik Kershaw Bristol England, singer/songwriter (Wouldn't it be Good), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Alicia Dibos Lima Peru, LPGA golfer (1994 US Women's Open-4th), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Davis Daniel Arlington Heights IL, country singer, is born.Ref: 5
1961*Mike Rozier NFL halfback (Heisman Trophy-1983, Houston, Atlanta), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Bill Leen rocker (Gin Blossoms), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Mark Gardner Los Angeles CA, pitcher (San Francisco Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Arnold Oosterveer soccer player (SC Heerenveen), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Barb[ara] Marois Auburn MA, field hockey defender (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Magnus Svensson Leksand Sweden, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Maurice Bénard [Mauricio Morales] San Francisco CA, actor (Sonny Corinthos-General Hospital, Nico Kelly-All My Children), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Robert James Affuso Newburgh NY, rock drummer (Skid Row-Psycho Love), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Ron Francis Sault Ste Marie Ontario, NHL center (Pittsburgh Penguins, Team Canada), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Tony Castillo Lara Venezuela, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Jennifer McCarter Sevierville TN, singer (McCarter-The Gift), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Les Miller defensive end (Carolina Panthers), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Clinton Gregory singer, is born.Ref: 5
1966*John David Cullum actor (1776, Sweet Country, Day After), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Luis Sojo Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Steve Reed Los Angeles CA, pitcher (Colorado Rockies), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Aron Winter Surinamese/Dutch soccer star (Ajax, Lazio), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Tawnni Cable Salem OR, playmate (June 1989), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Dave Zuniga Worland WY, 136½ lbs/greco-roman wrestler (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Doug Creek Winchester VA, pitcher (San Francisco Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Vincenzo Esposito NBA guard (Toronto Raptors), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Lisa Eagen Harlan IA, team handball wing/back court (Olympics-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Ray Crittenden wide receiver (San Diego Chargers), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Stuart Thompson Australian baseball infielder (Olympics-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Allen Johnson Washington DC, long jumper/110 meter hurdler (Olympics-gold-96), is born.Ref: 5
1971*André Karnebeek soccer player (FC Twente), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Austin Robbins NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders, New Orleans Saints), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Shepherd Clark Atlanta GA, figure skater (1994, 97 Eastern Sr champion), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Tim Prinsen CFL offensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Tyler Hamilton Marblehead MA, cyclist (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Omar Daal Maracaibo Venezuela, pitcher (Montréal Expos), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Profail Grier CFL running back (Saskatchewan Roughriders), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Chris Webber NBA forward (Washington Bullets/Wizards), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Igor Murin Trencin Czechoslovakia, hockey goaltender (Team Slovakia 1998), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Mark-Paul Gosselaar actor (Zack-Saved by the Bell), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Stephen Davis running back (Washington Redskins), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Maria Jose Suarez Miss Spain-Universe (1996), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Maringo Vlijter soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Rod White Sharon PA, archer (Olympics-gold-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1980*Rose VBL Windsor daughter of English prince Richard, is born.Ref: 5
492*St Felix III ends his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
965*Leo VIII Italian (anti-)Pope (963-65), dies.Ref: 69
1131*Stephen II King of Hungary (1116-31), dies.Ref: 5
1383*Amadeus VI (Green Earl), earl of Savoy, dies at 49.Ref: 5
1510 Francisco d'Almeida viceroy of India, dies in battle at about 59.Ref: 5
1535*Bernardo Accolti [Unico Aretino], Italian writer (Virginia), dies.Ref: 5
1562*Blood bath at Vassy; General de Guise allows 1200 huguenots to be murdered.Ref: 5
1619*Thomas Campion English physician/composer/poet (Poemata), dies at 53.Ref: 5
1620*Thomas Campion, English poet,composer and musical theorist, dies at age 53.Ref: 70
1633*George Herbert English poet, dies at 39.Ref: 5
1643*Girolamo Frescobaldi Italian composer/organist, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1693*Benedict Schultheiss composer, dies at 39.Ref: 5
1734*Roger North, English lawyer, historian and biographer, dies at age 80.Ref: 70
1771*Isfrid Kayser composer, dies at 58.Ref: 5
1773*Jan Wagenaar Dutch historian, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1773*Luigi Vanvitelli [Louis van Wittel], Italian architect, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1777*Georg Christoph Wagenzeil Austria (court)composer/pianist, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1788*Orazio Mei composer, dies at 56.Ref: 5
1792*Leopold II, Holy Roman emperor (1790-92), dies at age 44.Ref: 70
1797*Juan Manuel Olivares composer, dies at 36.Ref: 5
1804*Wolfgang Nicolaus Haueisen composer, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1811*Egyptian king Muhammad Ali Pasha oversees ceremonial murder of 500.Ref: 5
1817*Luigi Gatti composer, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1826*J J Friedrich Weinbrenner German architect/archaeologist, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1859*Josef Theodor Krov composer, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1862*Peter Barlow, British physicist, dies at age 85.Ref: 70
1865*Anna Paulowna Romanova great monarch of Russia, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1869*Alphonse MLP de Lamartine Fr poet (History of Girondins), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1870*Francisco S López President of Paraguay (1862-70), dies at 43.Ref: 5
1892*Archibald Scott Scottish chemist, dies at 60.Ref: 5
1899 György earl Apponyi Hungarian MP, dies at 90.Ref: 5
1901*Bernhard Erdmannsdörffer German historian (Mirabeau), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1906*José M de Pereda y Sánchez the Porrúa Spanish writer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1906 Moriz Heyne German germanist (German Wörterbuch), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1910*An avalanche in Wellington, WA kills 96 and strands a train.Ref: 81
1910*3 passenger trains buried at Steven's Pass in Cascade Range 118 die. Worst snowslide in US history.Ref: 5
1911*Jacobus H van 't Hoff Dutch chemist/physicist (Nobel 1901), dies at 58.Ref: 5
1914*Tor Bernhard Vilhelm Aulin composer, dies at 47.Ref: 5
1918*Johan Gustaf Emil Sjogren composer, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1920 Joseph Trumpeldor killed defending Tel-Mai against arab attack.Ref: 5
1921*Nicholas Petrovic Njegos King of Montenegro (1910-18), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1923 Allies occupy Ruhrgebied; killing railroad striker.Ref: 5
1924*Louise-Marie Amélie princess of Belgium, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1926*Camilo d'Almeida Pessanha Portuguese poet (China), dies at 58.Ref: 5
1928*Albert Herbert Brewer composer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1928*Jacob Adolf Hagg composer, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1930*Aloïs Walgrave Flemish writer/pastor (Peace on Earth), dies at 54.Ref: 5
1932*Dino Campana Italian poet (Canti Orfici), dies at 46.Ref: 5
1938*Gabrielle d'Annunzio Italian poet/fascist (Il fuoco), dies at age 74.Ref: 5
1940*Josef Swickard actor (Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1947*J Boogaard Nazi collaborator, executed.Ref: 5
1953*Anton GO Ridder Van Rappard painter/lithographer/etcher, dies.Ref: 5
1954 Rebellion during visit of President Naguib in Khartoum Sudan, 30 die.Ref: 5
1958*Giacomo Balla Italian painter, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1962*American Airlines 707 plunges nose 1st into Jamaica Bay NY killing 95.Ref: 5
1962*Roscoe Ates actor (Dep Roscoe-Marshal of Gunsight Pass), dies at 70.Ref: 5
1964*Sergius Kagen composer, dies at 54.Ref: 5
1965*Boleslav Vomacka composer, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1968*Georg von der Vring German painter (Camp Lafayette), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1970*Ed[uard] Hoornik Dutch writer/poet (Na jaren), dies at 59.Ref: 5
1972*Victor Babin composer, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1974*Jos de Haes Flemish philological/poet (Azuren Holte), dies at 53.Ref: 5
1976*Jean Martinon French conductor/composer, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1979*Dolores Costello actress (Noah's Ark, Expensive Women), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1979*Molla Mustafa Barzani, Iranian Kurd leader (KDP), dies at 75. (TWA, 1980)Ref: 95
1980*John Jacob Niles composer, dies at 87.Ref: 5
1982*5 die as ski lift malfunctions a Lúz-Ardiden in Pyrenees.Ref: 5
1984*Jackie Coogan (John Leslie Coogan Jr.) actor: The Kid: first full-length movie to star a child; cause of the Coogan Act requiring parent’s of child actors to put their earnings in trust; dies at age 69.Ref: 4
1985*Eugene List US concert pianist, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1988*Jean Le Poulain actor (The Gorillas), dies at 63.Ref: 5
1988*Joe Besser comedian (3 Stooges, Abbott & Costello), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1989*Henk van Stipriaan Dutch radio host, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1989*Josephine van Gasteren Dutch actress/director (Bluejackets), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1990*Claude Spaak Belgian dramatist, dies.Ref: 5
1991*Edwin H. Land, inventor of the Polaroid Camera, his 500 patents was exceeded only by Edison, dies at age 81.Ref: 5
1991*Katharine Blake actress (To Have & To Hold), dies at 62.Ref: 5
1991*Scott Huston composer, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1992*Maria Déa French actress (Piéges), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1993*Luis Kutner US co-founder (Amnesty International), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1993*Terry Frost actor (Waterfront, Dead Man's Trail), dies at 86.Ref: 5
1994*Eliseo Diego Cuban poet, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1994*Jacob "Jimmy" Herman Huizinga journalist/writer, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1994*Manmohan Desai filmmaker, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1994*Timothy Andrew James Souster composer Musician, dies at 51.Ref: 5
1994*Walter Kent US composer (I'll Be Home for Christmas), dies at 82.Ref: 5
1994*A Lebanese immigrant opens fire on a van of Hasidic students on New York's Brooklyn Bridge, killing one. (XDG, p 4A, 3/01/2004)Ref: 83
1995*Edmund Boyd Fisher publisher, dies at 56.Ref: 5
1995*Vladislav Listyev Russian TV-journalist, murdered at 38.Ref: 5
1996 Margaret McKay politician, dies at 85Ref: 5

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