Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
March 3rd

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78*Origin of Saka Era (India).Ref: 5
468*St Simplicius is elected to the papacy succeeding Pope Hilarius.Ref: 69
1431*Bishop Gabriele Condulmer elected as Pope Eugene IV.Ref: 5
1547*The Seventh Session of the Council of Trent declared: 'If anyone says that one baptized cannot, even if he wishes, lose grace, however much he may sin, unless he is unwilling to believe, let him be anathema.'.Ref: 5
1634*First tavern in Boston opens (Samuel Cole).Ref: 5
1746*Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Castle of Inverness.Ref: 5
1779*Aaron Burr resigns his commission citing ill health. Ref 
1791*Congress establishes the U.S. Mint.Ref: 2
1791*First Internal Revenue Act (taxing distilled spirits & carriages).Ref: 5
1794*Richard Allen founded AME Church.Ref: 5
1803*The first impeachment trial of a U.S. Judge, John Pickering, begins. The first impeachment trial of a U.S. Judge, John Pickering, begins.Ref: 2
1805*Louisiana-Missouri Territory forms.Ref: 5
1807*The northwest portion of Greene County (Ohio) is organized as Bath Township, taken from the territory of Beaver Creek Township, extending from the county western line, east to the Little Miami River. (XDG, p 8A, 1/30/2003)Ref: 83
1812*US Congress passes first foreign aid bill (aids Venezuela earthquake vicitims).Ref: 5
1813*Office of Surgeon General of the US army is established.Ref: 5
1817*The first commercial steamboat route from Louisville to New Orleans is opened.Ref: 2
1817*Mississippi Territory is divided into Alabama Territory & Mississippi.Ref: 5
1820*Missouri Compromise passes, allowing slavery in Missouri.Ref: 5
1834*Xenia City is incorporated and the first recorded council meeting takes place. (XDG, p 35A, 4/3/1984)Ref: 83
1835*Congress authorizes a US mint at New Orleans LA.Ref: 5
1837*Congress increases Supreme Court membership from 7 to 9.Ref: 5
1837*US President Andrew Jackson & Congress recognizes Republic of Texas.Ref: 5
1842*Massachusetts Govenor John Davis approves legislation prohibiting children under 12 from working more than 10 hours per day. (XDG, p 4A, 3/3/2001)Ref: 83
1843*Congress appropriates $30,000 "to test the practicability of establishing a system of electro-magnetic telegraphs" by the US.Ref: 5
1845*(new state) Florida is admitted as the 27th state.Ref: 4
1845*The U.S. Congress passed legislation overriding a President’s veto. It was the first time Congress had done so. President John Tyler was in office at the time.Ref: 4
1845*Congress authorizes ocean mail contracts for foreign mail delivery.Ref: 5
1847*Donner Party: Reed leaves the camps with 17 emigrants: Patrick and Margaret Breen and their children John, James F., Peter, Patrick Jr., and Isabella; Mary and Isaac Donner and their half brother Solomon Hook; Elizabeth Graves and her children Nancy, Jonathan, Franklin Ward, Jr., and Elizabeth; Patty and Tommy Reed.Ref: 28
1847*The first US postage stamp is authorized by Congress.Ref:77
1849*David Atchison, president pro tempore of the senate, was president for one day since Taylor won't take office on a Sunday.Ref: 62
1849*Congress creates the Minnesota Territory.Ref: 5
1849*Gold Coinage Act authorizes $20 Double Eagle gold coin.Ref: 5
1849*The Home Department, forerunner of the Interior Department, is established.Ref: 70
1851*Congress authorizes smallest US silver coin (3¢ piece).Ref: 5
1853*Transcontinental railroad survey is authorized by Congress.Ref: 5
1853*US Assay Office in New York NY authorized.Ref: 5
1855*Congress approves $30,000 to test camels for military use.Ref: 5
1855*Registration of letters authorized by Congress.Ref: 5
1861*The serfs of Russia are emancipated by Alexander II as part of a program of westernization.Ref: 2
1863*President Lincoln signs legislation providing land grant for completion of railroad from Atchison to Topeka "to the western line of the State [of Kansas], in the direction of Fort Union and Santa Fe;" line must be completed in 10 years to receive the grant. 
1863*Abraham Lincoln approves charter for National Academy of Sciences.Ref: 5
1863*Congress authorizes a US mint at Carson City NV.Ref: 5
1863*Free city delivery replaces zone postage; 449 letter carriers hired.Ref: 5
1863*Gold certificates (currency) authorized by Congress.Ref: 5
1863*Idaho organized as a territory of the U.S. from pieces taken from Washington, Utah, Dakota & Nebraska.Ref: 5
1865*Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, & Abandoned Lands established to help destitute free blacks.Ref: 5
1869*University of South Carolina opens to all races.Ref: 5
1871*Congress changes Indian tribes status from independent to dependent.Ref: 5
1871*Congress establishes the civil service system.Ref: 5
1873*A president's salary was raised from $25,000 to $50,000 per year.Ref: 62
1873*Congress authorizes federal departmental postage stamps.Ref: 5
1873*US Congress & government raise own salary, retroactively.Ref: 5
1875*A 20-cent coin is authorized by Congress (It only lasted 3 years).Ref: 5
1877*Rutherford B. Hayes, the republican governor of Ohio is elected president, his election confirmed by an electoral commission after disputed election the previous November.Ref: 2
1878*Russia and the Ottomans sign the Peace of San Stefano, ending the Russo-Turkish war and granting independence to Serbia.Ref: 17
1879*Belva Lockwood becomes the first woman admitted to practice before Supreme Court.Ref: 5
1879*US geological survey director authorized in Department of the Interior.Ref: 5
1882*New York Steam Corp begins distributing steam to Manhattan buildings.Ref: 5
1883*Congress authorizes the first steel vessels in US navy.Ref: 5
1885*First US state (California) establishes a permanent forest commission.Ref: 5
1885*American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T) incorporates.Ref: 5
1885*Congress passes Indian Appropriations Act (Indians wards of federal government).Ref: 5
1885*US Post Office offers special delivery for first-class mail.Ref: 5
1887*Anne Mansfield Sullivan arrived at the Alabama home of Captain and Mrs. Arthur H. Keller to become the teacher of their blind and deaf six-year-old daughter, Helen. .Ref: 5
1887*American Protective Association forms (anti-Catholic) in Clinton IA.Ref: 5
1891*Congress creates Office of Superintendent of Immigration (Treasury Department).Ref: 5
1891*Congress creates US Courts of Appeal.Ref: 5
1892*First cattle tuberculosis test in US made, Villa Nova PA.Ref: 5
1893*Columbian Isabella silver quarter authorized.Ref: 5
1893*Congress authorizes first federal road agency, in Department of Agriculture.Ref: 5
1894*4th & last British government of Gladstone resigns.Ref: 5
1899*George Dewey becomes 1st in US with rank of Admiral of the Navy.Ref: 5
1899*Congress authorizes Lafayette silver dollar.Ref: 5
1900*US Steel Corporation organizes.Ref: 5
1901*Congress creates National Bureau of Standards, in Department of Commerce.Ref: 5
1903*North Carolina becomes 1st state requiring registration of nurses.Ref: 5
1905*The Russian Czar agrees to create an elected assembly.Ref: 2
1906*(Shipp) The Tennessee Supreme Court unanimously declines to postpone Johnson's execution.Ref: 87
1906*Vuia I aircraft built by Romanian Traja Vuia tested in France.Ref: 5
1909*(Shipp) Defense attorneys present closing arguments for the nine defendants.Ref: 87
1911*First US federal cemetery with Union & Rebel graves opens, Missouri.Ref: 5
1913*Ida B Wells-Barnett demonstrates for female suffrage in Washington DC.Ref: 5
1915*National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NASA forerunner) created.Ref: 5
1917*Congress passes first excess profits tax on corporations.Ref: 5
1917*Great monarch Michael resigns after 1 day as czar.Ref: 5
1917*[O.S.] Nicholas II, last Russian tsar, abdicates.Ref: 5
1919*Boeing flies the first U.S. international airmail from Vancouver, British Columbia to Seattle WA.Ref: 2
1919*Communist Party in Germany announces a general strike.Ref: 5
1922 Italian fascists occupy Fiume & Rijeka.Ref: 5
1923*US Senate rejects membership in International Court of Justice, The Hague.Ref: 5
1924 German & Turkish friendship/trade treaty signed.Ref: 5
1933 German Presidential candidate Earnest Thälmann (KPD) arrested.Ref: 5
1933*Mount Rushmore dedicated.Ref: 5
1935 Dutch Revolutionary Socialist Worker's party (RSAP), forms.Ref: 5
1939*A new and much publicized fad began to take shape at the Ivy League’s Harvard University: goldfish swallowing.Ref: 4
1939 In Bombay, Gandhi begins a fast to protest the state's autocratic rule.Ref: 2
1944*Drop tests of dummy atomic bombs begin from specially modified B-29s.Ref: 91
1949*Tucker Corporation goes into receivership.Ref: 3
1952*Puerto Rico approves their first self written constitution.Ref: 5
1952*The U.S. Supreme Court upholds New York's Feinberg Law banning Communist teachers in the United States.Ref: 2
1953*The U.S. Supreme Court upholds New York's Feinberg Law banning Communist teachers in the U.S.Ref: 2
1953*Claire Booth Luce becomes first woman Ambassador of a major nation: Italy.Ref: 10
1956*Indonesian government of Harahap resigns.Ref: 5
1956*Morocco gains independence from France (Anniversary of throne).Ref: 5
1958*KTVU TV channel 2 in Oakland-San Francisco CA (IND) first broadcast.Ref: 5
1958*Nuri ash Said becomes premier of Iraq.Ref: 5
1959*British government arrests Hastings Banda of Nyasaland, ends emergency crisis.Ref: 5
1959*By a vote taken in both bodies, the Unitarian Church and the Universalist Church, along with their fellowships the American Unitarian Association and the Universalist Church of America merged into a single denomination.Ref: 5
1960*9th largest snowfall in NYC history (14.5").Ref: 5
1961*King Hassan II's ascends to throne of Morocco.Ref: 5
1962*British Antarctic Territory is formed.Ref: 5
1963 Senegal adopts constitution.Ref: 5
1965*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1965*USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR.Ref: 5
1966 Kwame Nkrumah flees Ghana to Guinée.Ref: 5
1967*Grenada gains partial independence from Britain.Ref: 5
1967*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1968*Greece, Portugal & Spain's embassies bombed in the Hague.Ref: 5
1969*Sirhan Sirhan testifies in a court in Los Angeles that he killed Robert Kennedy.Ref: 2
1971 Winnie Mandela sentenced to 1 year in jail in South Africa.Ref: 5
1972*Sculpted figures of Jefferson Davis, Robert E Lee, & Stonewall Jackson are completed at Stone Mountain GA.Ref: 5
1973 Japan discloses its first defense plan since World War II. Japan discloses its first defense plan since World War II.Ref: 2
1976 Mozambique closes border with Rhodesia.Ref: 5
1977 Libyan Socialist Arabs People's Republic forms.Ref: 5
1980*France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island.Ref: 5
1982*Senate begins debate on expulsion of Senator Harrison Williams (D-NJ).Ref: 5
1985*The group, Women Against Pornography awarded one of its dubious ‘Pig Awards’ to ... Huggies Diapers! The activists said that the diaper TV ads had “crossed the line between eye-catching and porn.”Ref: 4
1985*National Union of Mine Workers in England end a 51 week strike.Ref: 5
1989*Machinists strike Eastern Airlines; pilots honor picket lines.Ref: 5
1989*Robert McFarlane gets $20,000 fine, 2 years probation for Iran-Contra.Ref: 5
1990*Carole Gist, 20, (Michigan), first black crowned 39th Miss USA.Ref: 5
1991*Latvia & Estonia vote to become independent of the USSR.Ref: 5
1991*(King) About 12:30 A.M., King's Hyundai is spotted speeding on the 210 freeway by two California Highway Patrol officers, Tim and Melanie Singer.The CHP officers pursue King at speeds of over 110 mph.King's vehicle is finally cut off about fifteen minutes later.As the Singers, with guns drawn, attempt to arrest King, Sgt. Stacey Koon and three other LAPD officers (Laurence Powell, Theodore Briseno, and Timothy Wind) intervene. From his nearby apartment, George Holliday videotapes the scene, as three officers strike King over fifty times with metal batons before finally handcuffing him. King is taken to a hospital by ambulance.Ref: 87
1991*Miguel Trovoada installed as President of Sao Tomé e Principal.Ref: 5
1991 Switzerland votes on lowering voting age from 20 to 18.Ref: 5
1992*President Bush apologizes for raising taxes after pledging not to.Ref: 5
1994*Amid continuing trade tensions with Japan, President Clinton issues an executive order reviving an expired provision of US trade law known as Super 301, which provides a strict timetable for results. (XDG, p 4A, 3/03/2004)Ref: 83
1995*Camilla Parker Bowles & her husband Andrew divorce.Ref: 5
1998*The Supreme Court rules that local lawmakers' votes are immune to lawsuits even if they had been based on illegal or discriminatory motives. (XDG, p 4A, 3/03/2003)Ref: 83
1998*Presidential confidant Vernon Jordan testifies before the grand jury investigating the Monica Lewinsky matter. (XDG, p 4A, 3/03/2003)Ref: 83
1998*Bill Gates testifies at Senate Judiciary Committee that his company, Microsoft, wasn't a monopoly out to crush rivals in the Internet software market.Ref: 5
1999*Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky appears on national television to explain her affair with President Bill Clinton.Ref: 2
1999*The US Supreme Court rules that public schools had to finance one-on-one nursing care for some disabled students throughout the school day. (XDG, p 4A, 3/03/2004)Ref: 83
2000 Former dictator General Augusto Pinochet returned to Chile a free man, 16 months after he was detained in Britain on torture charges.Ref: 70
2002*Voters in Switzerland approved joining the United Nations, abandoning almost 200 years of formal neutrality.Ref: 70
1921*Toronto's Dr Banting & Dr Best announce discovery of insulin.Ref: 5
1959*First US probe to enter solar orbit, Pioneer 4, is launched.Ref: 5
1969*Apollo 9 blasts off from Cape Kennedy on a 10-day mission to test the lunar module.Ref: 17
493 Ostrogoten King Theodorik the Great beats Odoaker.Ref: 5
1409 Austrian civil war ends.Ref: 5
1627 Piet Heyn conquerors 22 ships in Bay of Salvador Brazil.Ref: 5
1638 Duke Bernard van Saksen-Weimar occupies Rheinfelden.Ref: 5
1776*The Marines make their first amphibious landing.Ref: 62
1776*US commodore Esek Hopkins occupies Nassau Bahamas.Ref: 5
1815*US declares war on Algiers for taking US prisoners & demanding tribute.Ref: 5
1838*Rebellion at Pelee Island, Ontario Canada.Ref: 5
1857 Under pretexts, Britain and France declare war on China.Ref: 2
1862*General Pope lays siege in front of New Madrid MO.Ref: 5
1863*The U.S. Congress enacts a draft. The draft is imposed on male citizens aged 20 to 45, but also exempts those who pay $300 or provide a substitute. "The blood of a poor man is as precious as that of the wealthy," poor Northerners complain.Ref: 2
1863*Federal ironclad ships bomb Fort McAllister Georgia.Ref: 5
1917*Mexico denies having received an offer from Germany suggesting an alliance. (Zimmermann Note)Ref: 38
1918*Germany, Austria and Russia signed the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, which ended Russian participation in World War One and deprived the Soviets of White Russia. (The treaty was annulled by the November 1918 armistice.)Ref: 5
1940*A Nazi air raid kills 108 on a British liner in the English Channel.Ref: 2
1941*Netherlands NSB-leader Mussert visits Göring in Berlin.Ref: 5
1941*Moscow denounces the Axis rule in Bulgaria.Ref: 2
1941*Ernst Cahn owner of Amsterdam Koco ice cream parlor, executed.Ref: 5
1942*First combat flight for Canada's Avro Lancaster military plane.Ref: 5
1942*The RAF raids the industrial suburbs of Paris.Ref: 2
1943*US wins Battle of Bismarck Sea over Japan.Ref: 5
1943*Adm. Thomas C. Kincaid, commanding officer of the Alaska Defense Command, begins planning for the invasion of Attu.Ref: 37
1945*Finland declares war on the Axis.Ref: 2
1945*US troops complete the conquest of Corregidor, Philippines. They landed on Feb 16th.Ref: 5
1945*U.S. and Filipino troops take Manila. 
1945*Churchill visits Montgomery's headquarter.Ref: 5
1945*RAF bombing error hits The Hague killing 511.Ref: 5
1945*Roermond/Venlo Netherlands, freed.Ref: 5
1945*US 7th Army occupies last part of Westwall.Ref: 5
1991*American General H. Norman Schwarzkopf and Saudi Lt. Gen. Prince Khalid discuss cease-fire terms with Iraqi commanders Lt. Gen. Mohammed Abdez Rahman al-Dagitistani and Lt. Gen. Sabin Abdel-Aziz al Douri. The Iraqis’ astonishment at the disparity involved in the prisoner exchange demonstrated how ignorant they still were of the magnitude of their own defeat.Ref: 2
1875*The first organized (recorded) hockey match is played in Montreal.Ref: 5
1909*Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Montréal Wanderers, 8-3.Ref: 5
1920*Montréal Canadiens scores NHL record 16 goals beating Québec Bulldogs.Ref: 5
1926 International Greyhound Racing Association formed (Miami FL).Ref: 5
1938*A world record for the indoor mile run was set at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. Glenn Cunningham made the distance in 4 minutes, 4.4 seconds.Ref: 4
1938 American Bowling Congress' largest tournament (24,765 competitors).Ref: 5
1946 US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Gretchen Merrill.Ref: 5
1946 US Men's Figure Skating Championship won by Richard Button.Ref: 5
1950*The name National Football League was restored after about three months as the National-American Football League. The American and National conferences were created to replace the Eastern and Western divisions. Ref 
1951*Bill Mikvy (Temple) scores NCAA basketball record 73 points.Ref: 5
1953*Boston Braves, who own Milwaukee minor league franchise, block St Louis Browns attempt to shift their franchise to Milwaukee.Ref: 5
1956 Cockie Gastelaars swims world record 100 meter freestyle (1 :4.2).Ref: 5
1956*Manhattan Borough President Hulan Jack makes plans for a new 110,000-seat stadium to entice Giants to stay in New York.Ref: 5
1957*Mickey Wright wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open.Ref: 5
1957 World Ice Dance Championship in Colorado Springs won by June Markham & Courtney Jones (Great Britain).Ref: 5
1957 World Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Colorado Springs won by Barbara Wagner & Robert Paul (Canada).Ref: 5
1957 World Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Colorado Springs won by Carol Heiss (USA).Ref: 5
1957 World Men's Figure Skating Championship in Colorado Springs won by David Jenkins (USA).Ref: 5
1959*The new home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team was officially named Candlestick Park.Ref: 4
1962*Footballer Herschel Walker is born.Ref: 4
1967*The White Sox are given permission to use a partial designated hitter in spring training. With the home club's permission, each team will be allowed to use a designated pinch-hitter twice in the same game.Ref: 1
1968*Jean Beliveau (Montréal) becomes 2nd NHLer to score 1,000 points.Ref: 5
1973*White Sox Dick Allen signs 3 year contract for record $750,000.Ref: 5
1974*George Foreman KOs Ken Norton.Ref: 5
1974*Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1977*Islanders allow Red Wings only 11 shots on goal.Ref: 5
1977 World Ice Dance Championship in Tokyo won by Irina Moiseeva & Andrei Minenkov (USSR).Ref: 5
1977 World Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Irina Rodnina/Alexandr Zaitsev (USSR).Ref: 5
1977 World Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Linda Fratianne (USA).Ref: 5
1977 World Men's Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Vladimir Kovalev (USSR).Ref: 5
1981*Isle's Mike Bossy 9th & final hat trick of season-4 goals.Ref: 5
1981*New York Islanders & Edmonton Oilers play to an 8-8 tie.Ref: 5
1984*Los Angeles Olympic president Peter Ueberroth is elected baseball's sixth commissioner; he replaces Bowie Kuhn as MLB top executive.Ref: 1
1984*New York Islanders score their most goals (11) vs Toronto Maple Leafs (6).Ref: 5
1985*Kevin McHale from the University of Minnesota set a Boston Celtics scoring record this night as he poured in 56 points in a 138-129 win over the Detroit Pistons.Ref: 4
1985*Betsy King wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1985*Willie Shoemaker becomes first jockey to win $100 million.Ref: 5
1987*Mike Tyson defeats James "Bonecrusher" Smith at Las Vegas to win the WBA heavyweight title.Ref: 98
1987*Ray Dandridge, 3rd baseman in Negro Leagues, is elected to Hall of Fame.Ref: 5
1988*Upset by a practical joke played by teammate Jesse Orosco, Dodger slugger Kirk Gibson walks out of camp for a day. The southpaw reliever had put eyeblack on Gibson's cap.Ref: 1
1991*Merlene Ottey runs world record 200 meter indoor (22.24 seconds).Ref: 5
1992*Charges are filed in Florida against New York Mets Darryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden of rape (dropped in April).Ref: 5
1992*Mike Bossy's #22 is 2nd number retired by New York Islanders.Ref: 5
1994*Darryl Strawberry is under investigation by the IRS and the U.S. Attorney's office for allegedly failing to report over 300,000 dollars earned signing autographs.Ref: 5
1998*Larry Doby, the first black player in the American League, is elected to baseball's Hall of Fame. (XDG, p 4A, 3/03/2003)Ref: 83
2001*Rusty Greer, now the Rangers' new leadoff hitter due to the A-Rod deal, signs a $21.8 million, three-year contract extension with Texas. The .307 career hitting outfielder could make as much $36 million with incentives and options.Ref: 1
1794*First performance of Joseph Haydn's 101st Symphony in D.Ref: 5
1802*"Moonlight Sonata" by Ludwig van Beethovan published.Ref: 10
1842*First performance of Felix Mendelssohn's 3rd "Scottish" Symphony.Ref: 5
1875*The Georges Bizet opera "Carmen" premiered in Paris.Ref: 70
1894*The first Greek-language publication in America was published. It was known as the "New York Atlantis".Ref: 4
1915*The now-famous film, Birth of a Nation, debuts in New York City. (It had already premiered in Los Angeles.) The motion picture brought Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh and Wallace Reid to the silver screen in what has frequently been called the greatest silent film ever produced.Ref: 4
1918 Richard Göring's "Seeschlacht" premieres in Berlin.Ref: 5
1923*The first issue of Time magazine is published. It's editor, Henry R. Luce, is just out of Yale.Ref: 2
1924 Sean O'Casey's "Juno & the Paycock" premieres in Dublin.Ref: 5
1930*Bert Lahr (The Wizard of Oz) and Kate (God Bless America) Smith starred in Flying High as it opened at the Apollo Theatre in New York City. The show had a run of 45 weeks at what is now the most famous black entertainment theatre in America.Ref: 4
1931*Cab Calloway and his orchestra record "Minnie the Moocher" on Brunswick Records.Ref: 4
1931*President Herbert Hoover signs a bill that makes Francis Scott Key's "Star Spangled Banner," the national anthem.Ref: 17
1939 John Ford's seminal western "Stagecoach"premieres; John Wayne stars as the Ringo Kid.Ref: 10
1940*Artie Shaw records "Frenesi" on RCA Victor label.Ref: 5
1943*F Ryerson & Cohn Claues' "Harriet" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1944*First performance of corporal Samuel Barber's 2nd Symphony.Ref: 5
1945*Mystery fans remember this day when they gathered around the radio set to listen to the Mutual Broadcasting System as Superman encountered Batman and Robin for the first time.Ref: 4
1950*Paramount's "Quack-A-Doodle-Doo", the birth of Baby Huey.Ref: 73
1951*"Mr. Wizard", educational science program for kids, first comes to TVRef: 62
1952 Whispering Streets debuted on ABC radio, remaining on the air until Thanksgiving week, 1960. The end of that show brought down the curtain on what is called "the last day of the radio soap opera" (November 25, 1960).Ref: 4
1955*A truck driver from Tupelo, MS made his first TV appearance. Elvis Aron Presley was featured on Louisiana Hayride. This prompted promoters to send Elvis to New York City to audition for Arthur Godfrey’s immensely popular and career-making Talent Scouts program. Talent coordinators and Godfrey are said to have passed on Elvis appearing on the show. Not much later, he was tossed out of the Grand Ole Opry as well, and told to “go back to driving a truck.” In a little over a year, however, the nation was caught up in Presley-mania…Ref: 4
1957*Corry Brokken wins Eurovision Song festival with "Just as then".Ref: 5
1965 Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Eleanor Parker starred in the film adaptation of the popular Broadway hit, The Sound of Music. The musical, about the Trapp Family, was a hit on the Great White Way for over three years and one of the most popular motion pictures of all time. The movie brought instant stardom for Miss Andrews, who went on to star in other singing roles in the theatre, on television, in movies and as a popular recording artist.Ref: 4
1965*Temptations' "My Girl" reaches #1.Ref: 5
1966*James Goldman's "Lion in Winter" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1966*Rock group Buffalo Springfield forms in Los Angeles. (Steven Stills, Neil Young, et al).Ref: 5
1968*"Here's Where I Belong" opens/closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC.Ref: 5
1971*South African Broadcasting Corp lifts its ban on the Beatles.Ref: 5
1973*"Shelter" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 31 performances.Ref: 5
1974*"Sextet" opens at Bijou Theater NYC for 9 performances.Ref: 5
1975*Linda McCartney is charged in US with possession of marijuana.Ref: 5
1975*"Goodtime Charley" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 104 performances.Ref: 5
1978*Charles Chaplin's remains are stolen in Switzerland.Ref: 5
1985*The group, Women Against Pornography awards one of its dubious ‘Pig Awards’ to ... Huggies Diapers! The activists said that the diaper TV ads had “crossed the line between eye-catching and porn.”Ref: 4
1985 "Moonlighting" with Cybill Shepard & Bruce Willis, premieres.Ref: 5
1985*"My One & Only" closes at St James Theater NYC after 767 performances.Ref: 5
1991*"Big Love" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 41 performances.Ref: 5
1994*"Damn Yankees" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 510 performances.Ref: 5
1994 "Philoktetes Variations", with Ron Vawter, premieres in Brussels.Ref: 5
1996*26th Easter Seal Telethon.Ref: 5
1500*Reginald Pole English Cardinal/"heretic", is born.Ref: 5
1549*Henric Spieghel Dutch Renaissance poet (Hertspiegel), is born.Ref: 5
1583*Edward Herbert of Cherbury English military/philosopher, is born.Ref: 5
1589*Gisbertus Voetius [Gijsbert Voet], Dutch reformed theologist, is born.Ref: 5
1606*Edmund Waller England, poet (Penshust), is born.Ref: 5
1652*Thomas Otway England, dramatist/poet (Venice Preserved), is born in Trotten, England.Ref: 68
1705*Michael Schevenstuhl composer, is born.Ref: 5
1756*William Godwin philosopher/political writer (Caleb Williams), is born.Ref: 5
1793*Charles Sealsfield writer (The Making of America), is born.Ref: 5
1793*William Macready, English actor, manager and diarist, is bornRef: 70
1809*Sophia Hawthorne writer, is born.Ref: 5
1811*Vissarion Belinsky Sveaborg Finland, Russian author (Literary Review), is born.Ref: 5
1814*Charles Kensington Salaman composer, is born.Ref: 5
1820*Eduard Douwes Dekker [Multatuli], Dutch writer (Max Havelaar), is born.Ref: 5
1823*Guyla Andrássy Sr premier of Hungary (1867-71), is born.Ref: 5
1828*Karl Collan composer, is born.Ref: 5
1831*George Pullman, industrialist, inventor of the railroad sleeping car, is born.Ref: 4
1838*George W Hill US astronomer (Moon orbit), is born.Ref: 5
1841*John Murray, Canada oceanographer (Depths of the Ocean), is born.Ref: 5
1845*Georg Cantor German mathematician (discovers transfinite numbers), is born.Ref: 5
1846*Desiderio Pietri Italian baker/marathon runner Dorando's father, is born.Ref: 5
1847*Alexander Graham Bell, teacher of the deaf, inventor: telephone; founder of Bell Telephone Company, is born in Edinburgh Scotland.Ref: 68
1849 Jacques Oppenheim Dutch lawyer, is born.Ref: 5
1853*Vincent Van Gogh Dutch painter, is born.Ref: 5
1857*Alfred Bruneau composer, is born.Ref: 5
1865*Alexander Gustav Adolfovich Winkler composer, is born.Ref: 5
1867*Gustav Strube composer, is born.Ref: 5
1868*Alain [Emile-Auguste Chartier], French philosopher/writer, is born.Ref: 5
1869*Henry J Wood English conductor (Gentle Art of Singing, Proms), is born.Ref: 5
1872*Willie (William Henry) Keeler ‘Wee Willie’: National Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder: hit .432 in 1897, NY Giants, Brooklyn Bridegrooms, Baltimore Orioles [record for singles hit in single season: 206: 1898], Brooklyn Superbas, NY Highlanders; is born.Ref: 4
1873*William Green, president of American Federation of Labor (1924-52), is born.Ref: 5
1877*Garrett Morgan African-American inventor, is born.Ref: 5
1878*Leopold Jessner, German Expressionist theatrical producer and director, is born.Ref: 70
1880*Anne C Veth Dutch cartoonist/art critic, is born.Ref: 5
1882*Floris H L Prims Flemish priest/historian/archivist of Antwerp, is born.Ref: 5
1886*James Friskin composer, is born.Ref: 5
1886*Reginald Owen Morris composer, is born.Ref: 5
1889*Fritz Behrend composer, is born.Ref: 5
1890*Edmund Lowe San Jose CA, actor (Black Sheep, Front Page Detective,Dillinger ), is born.Ref: 5
1890*Norman Bethune, Canada, Doctor in Spain & China, is born.Ref: 5
1891*Federico Moreno Torroba composer, is born.Ref: 5
1891 Jan Donner Dutch minister of Justice/president High Council, is born.Ref: 5
1891*Damaskinos, Greek archbishop of Athens, is born.Ref: 70
1892*Rui Coelho composer, is born.Ref: 5
1893*Beatrice Wood potter/artist/author, is born.Ref: 5
1893*Bill Nestell California, actor (Dangerous Venture, Buckskin Frontier), is born.Ref: 5
1893 Karel Lotsy Dutch insurance director/Olympics-chief d'équipe, is born.Ref: 5
1893*Karel Lotsy Dutch insurance director/Olympics-chief d'équipe, is born.Ref: 5
1895*Alexander Nicholas Voormolen Dutch composer, is born.Ref: 5
1895*General Matthew Ridgeway US, military leader (WWII/China/Nicaragua/Korea/NATO), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Juanita Hansen Iowa, actress (Fast Company, Broadway Love), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Ragnar Frisch Norway, economist (1st Nobel prize in economy-1969), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Robert Gordon KS, actor (Loveless), is born.Ref: 5
1897*Jose Moreno Gans composer, is born.Ref: 5
1899*Alfred M Gruenther US, commanding general (NATO, 1953-56), is born.Ref: 5
1899*Juri Olescha, writer, is born.Ref: 5
1900*Edna Best Hove England, actress (Key, Calendar, Escape, Intermezzo), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Ruby Dandridge Memphis TN, actress (Father of the Bride), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Gilbert Adrian [Greenberg], Naugatuck CT, costume designer, is born.Ref: 5
1903*Rabbe A Enckell Fins author/poet (Lutad about Brunnen), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Mayo Methot actress: Goodbye Love, Marked Woman; is born.Ref: 4
1906*Artur Lundkvist Swedish writer/Swedish Academy (Agadir), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Donald Novis Hastings England, actor (Monte Carlo), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Krishnarao Shiva Shelvankar journalist/diplomat, is born.Ref: 5
1907*Aar van de Werfhorst [Pieter G Jansen], Dutch writer, is born.Ref: 5
1907*Canada Lee New York NY, actor (Lost Boundaries), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Joy Finzi [Joyce A Black], British painter, is born.Ref: 5
1908*Riccardo Nielsen composer, is born.Ref: 5
1909*Jay Morris Arena inventor/pediatrician, is born.Ref: 5
1909*Kenton Kilmer poet/translator, is born.Ref: 5
1909*Harry Hemsley billionaire New York landlord, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Francesco Siciliani opera composer, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Jean Harlow [Harlean Carpentier] Kansas City MO, 30s' sex goddess (Dinner at 8), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Joe Stydahar NFL tackle (Chicago Bears), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Margaret Bonds US pianist/composer/arranger, is born.Ref: 5
1913*Roger Caillois French writer (Les Jeux et les Hommes), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Martin Ritt actor/director (Slugger's Wife, End of the Game), is born.Ref: 5
1915 George Brian Snape businessman/rugby league entrepreneur, is born.Ref: 5
1916*Ina Ray Hutton (Odessa Cowan) tap dancer; Ziegfeld Follies; pianist, bandleader; singer: Every Man a King; actress: The Big Broadcast of 1938, Ever Since Venus; is born.Ref: 68
1916*Robert Whitehead Tony Award-winning producer: Terrence McNally’s Master Class [1996]; Whitehead’s long producing career inspired the Robert Whitehead Award, established in 1993 by the Commercial Theater Institute (CTI) to honor “outstanding achievement in commercial producing” by a graduate of CTI [US’s only formal training program for commercial theatre producers], is born.Ref: 4
1917*Bert van Aerschot Flemish writer (Elevator, Women), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Arnold Newman photographer (Faces USA), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Arthur Kornberg, US biochemist (Nobel 1959), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Frank Wigglesworth composer, is born.Ref: 5
1920*Julius Boros golfer: U.S. Open Champion [1952. 1963]; PGA Champion [1968]; is born.Ref: 4
1920*Robert Searle, cartoonist, is born.Ref: 2
1920*James Doohan Vancouver British Columbia, actor (Montgomery Scott-Star Trek), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Martin Ritt director (The Front, Nuts), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Allen Ginsberg beat generation poet (1969 Arts & Letters Award), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Junior Parker Arkansas, blues vocalist/songwriter (Mystery Train), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Diana (Blanche) Barrymore (Blythe) actress: The Mob, Hollywood Canteen, Fired Wife, Between Us Girls, Eagle Squadron, Nightmare; is born.Ref: 4
1922*Kazimierz Serocki composer, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Enzo Stuarti Italy, singer (Yesterday), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Richard Vernon, Reading Berkshire England, actor (Servant, Gandhi, Hard Days Night), is born.Ref: 5
1926*James Ingram Merrill, US Pulitzer Prize-winning poet (Divine Comedies), is born.Ref: 2
1927*Nicolas Freeling, crime writer, is born.Ref: 2
1927*[Herman] Junior Parker rocker (Driving Wheel, In the Dark), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Charles O Whitley (Representative-Democrat-NC, 1977- ), is born.Ref: 5
1927 Frank Singleton librarian, is born.Ref: 5
1927*John McLaughlin commentator (McLaughlin Report), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Dave Dudley singer (Six Days on the Road), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Don Gibson singer/writer (I can't Stop Loving You, Oh Lonesome Me), is born.Ref: 5
1928*G Pausewang writer, is born.Ref: 5
1928*Joe Conley Buffalo NY, actor (Ike-The Waltons), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Nicos Mamangakis composer, is born.Ref: 5
1931 Henk Knol Dutch 2nd chamber member (PvdA), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Piet [van] Bambergen Dutch cabaretier (Mounties, Sherlock Jones), is born.Ref: 5
1932*-Mara Corday Santa Monica CA, playmate (October 1958), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Princess Radziwill (Caroline Lee Bouvier), sister of U.S. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy [Onassis], is born in New York, NY.Ref: 4
1933*Paul Clayton folk singer, songwriter: “Paul was just an incredible songwriter and singer. He must have known a thousand songs.” Bob Dylan; is born.Ref: 4
1933*Marco Antonio Muñiz Mexico, Spanish singer (Murmullos), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Gia Scala Italy, actress (Angry Hills, Don't Go Near the Water), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Zhelyu Zhelev president of Bulgaria (1990- ), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Douglas Leedy composer, is born.Ref: 5
1938*Lew De Witt singer (Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Willie Chambers guitarist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Hans Pieter Verhagen poet (Hoepla/Holland's Hole), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Perry Ellis, US fashion designer, is born.Ref: 17
1941*John Thomas Olympic medalist: high jump [1960 & 1964]; 2nd athlete to clear 7’ [indoor high jump 1959]; Track & Field Hall of Famer, is born.Ref: 4
1942*Vladimir Vasilyevich Kovolyonok USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 29/31, T-4), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Mike Pender (Michael John Prendergast) musician: guitar, singer: group: The Searchers: Sweets for My Sweet, Needles and Pins, Don’t Throw Your Love Away, Love Potion No. 9, is born in Liverpool England.Ref: 4
1943*Roger Swaybill actor/writer (Porky's II, Breaking Point), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Paul Schaal baseball: LA Angels, California Angels, KC Royals, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Jance Garfat musician: bass, singer: group: Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show: Sylvia’s Mother, The Cover of ‘Rolling Stone’, A Little Bit More, When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman, Sharing the Night Together, Sexy Eyes, Better Love Next Time, is born.Ref: 4
1945*Hattie Winston Greenville MS, actress (Nurse, Electric Company), is born.Ref: 5
1946*James C Adamson Warsaw NY, Lieutenant Colonel USA/astronaut (STS 28, STS 43), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Dennis Shaw football: San Diego State Univ., Buffalo Bills, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Dave Mount Carshalton Surrey England, rocker (Mud), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Byron MacGregor newscaster, is born.Ref: 5
1948*Reed Hundt FCC chairman, is born.Ref: 5
1949*Joey Johnston hockey: NHL: Minnesota North Stars, California Golden Seals, California Seals, Chicago Blackhawks, is born.Ref: 4
1949*David Pritchard jazz/classical guitarist: group: Contraband: LP: Time and Space; solo: LPs: Lightyear, City Dreams, Air Patterns; author: Music for the Contemporary Guitarist, composer: Four Clockworks, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Bonnie J Dunbar Sunnyside WA, PhD/astronaut (STS 61-A, 32, 50, 71, 89), is born.Ref: 5
1949*James S Voss Cordova AL, Major USA/astronaut (STS 44, 53, 69), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Ed Marinaro New York NY, actor (Joe-Hill St Blues, Sonny-Laverne & Shirley), is born.Ref: 17
1950*Re Styles rock vocalist (Tubes), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Tim Kazurinsky Johnstown PA, comedian (Saturday Night Live, Police Academy 2, 3, 4), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Gary Hrivnak football: Purdue University, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Sergei Aleksandrovich Yemelyanov Russian cosmonaut, is born.Ref: 5
1952*Randy Gradishar football: Denver Broncos LB: Super Bowl XII, is born.Ref: 4
1952*Robyn Hitchcock rocker (Moss Elixir), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Aleksandr Viktorovich Borodin Russia, cosmonaut, is born.Ref: 5
1953*Dave Amato rocker (REO Speedwagon-Can't Fight this Feeling), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Keith Carlton Fergus Temple TX, PGA golfer (1995 Honda Classic-8th), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Merrick [Chris Hughes] rock drummer (Adam & The Ants), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Jim Barton Lincoln NE, soling yachter (Olympics-bronze-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Miguel Bosé Panamá, Spanish actor (Lo Mejor del Año), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Bob Bradley Montclair NJ, soccer coach (Olympics-gold-96), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Miranda Richardson Southport England, actress (Damage, Crying Game), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Romeo Zondervan Dutch soccer player (NAC), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Mary Page Keller actress (Duet, Scared Stiff, Baby Talk), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Herschel Walker football: Philadelphia Eagles RB; Heisman Trophy winner: Georgia [1982], is born.Ref: 4
1962*Jackie Joyner-Kersee Olympic gold medalist & first woman to hold world record in the heptathlon: 7,044 points [1992]; 1st athlete to win multi-event medals in 3 Olympics [pentathlon, long jump], is born in East St Louis, IL.Ref: 4
1963*Elizabeth Chavez Santa Monica CA, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-91), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Jacqueline Sheen Dallas TX, playmate (July, 1990), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Kelly Miller Detroit MI, NHL left wing (Washington Capitals), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Arturo Huerta Mexico, Canadian walker (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Laura Martinez-Herring Sinaloa Mexico, Miss USA-1985 (Texas)/(Carla-General Hospital), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Lisa Ann Poggi Grand Rapids MI, actress (Jolie-Loving), is born.Ref: 5
1965*A J Sager Columbus OH, pitcher (Detroit Tigers), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Anthony Terrell Smith Los Angeles CA, rocker (Tone Loc-Let's Do It), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Claus Boekweg Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen, FC Zwolle), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Dmitri Volkov Russian swimmer (world record), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Ellen Minzner Lawrence MA, rower (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Gary Parker WLAF kicker (Scotland Claymores), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Hope Marie Carlton Riverhead NY, playmate (July, 1985), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Noelle Daghe Decatur IL, LPGA golfer (1994 PING-Cellular One-21st), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Tone-Loc [Anthony Terrell Smith], Los Angeles CA, rocker (Let's Do It), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Wendy Fletcher Boston MA, WPVA volleyballer (National-5th-1993), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Alexander Volkov Russia, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1967*Calvin Williams NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Elizabeth Cheshire Burbank CA, actress (Jill-Sunshine), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Brian Leetch Corpus Christi TX, NHL defenseman (Team USA, New York Rangers), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Diann Roffe-Steinrotter Warsaw NY, alpine skier (Olympics-gold/silver-92), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Scott Radinsky Simi Valley CA, pitcher (Los Angeles Dodgers), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Ronald Humphrey NFL running back (Indpls Colts), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Donovan Bergstrom US 3K steeplechase runner, is born.Ref: 5
1970*Kristine Radford Sydney Australia, tennis star (1996 ITF/Lyneham), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Rick Mirer NFL QB (Seattle Seahawks), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Scott Keswick Nevada, gymnast (Coca-Cola-1st-94, Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Shawn Marie Brogan Miss Iowa-USA (1997), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Terryl Ulmer CFL defensive back (Saskatchewan Roughriders), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Christian Oliver actor (Baby Sitters Club, Brian-Saved by the Bell), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Martin Prochazka Slany Czechoslovakia, NHL forward (Toronto, Czechoslovakia Olympics-Gold-98), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Cory Raymer NFL center (Washington Redskins), is born.Ref: 5
1973*James Dexter tackle (Arizona Cardinals), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Jim Mills tackle (San Diego Chargers), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Tisha Venturini Modesto CA, soccer midfielder (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Victoria Nika Zdrok Kiev Ukraine, playmate (October 1994), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Winslow Oliver running back (Carolina Panthers), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Jared Rushton actor (Big, Honey I Shrank the Kids), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Albert Fields Gary IN, rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why), is born.Ref: 5
1975*David Faustino California, actor (I Had 3 Wifes, Bud-Married With Children), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Ronan Keating Bayside Dublin Ireland, Irish singer (Boyzone), is born.Ref: 5
1978*Carol Aquino Miss Guatemala-Universe (1997), is born.Ref: 5
1978*Douglas Osmond Provo UT, vocalist (Osmonds 2ndG)Ref: 5
561*Pelagius I Italian Pope (547-51, 556-61), dies.Ref: 5
1191*Saladin [Salah ad-Din]) Yusuf sultan of Egypt/Syria, dies at 52.Ref: 5
1459*Ausias March Catalan poet, dies.Ref: 5
1554*Johan Frederik de Greatmoedige ruler of Saxon (1532-47), dies at 50.Ref: 5
1580 Jacob Hillebrand Dutch mayor of Groningen, dies.Ref: 5
1635*Philips de l'Espinoy historian/mayor of Ghent, dies.Ref: 5
1703*Robert Hooke, English physicist and scientific genius, dies in London at age 67.Ref: 5
1706*Johann Pachelbel organist/composer (Sterbens-Gedancken), dies at 52.Ref: 5
1707*Aurangzeb Emperor of India (1658-1707), dies at 88.Ref: 5
1717*Pierre Allix French/British theologist/vicar, dies at about 75.Ref: 5
1766*Gregor Joseph Werner composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1768*Virginia's Governor Francis Fauquier dies. John Blair, president of the Council, serves as acting governor until the appointment and arrival of Governor Botetourt.Ref: 93
1768*Nicola Antonio Porpora, composer, dies at age 81.Ref: 5
1792*Robert Adam, Scottish architect (Syon House, Middlesex), dies at 63.Ref: 5
1800*Johann Baptist Christoph Toeschi composer, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1808*Johann Christian Fabricius, Dutch entomologist, dies at age 63.Ref: 4
1822*Franz Adam Veichtner composer, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1824*Giovanni Battista Viotti Italian violist/composer, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1848*Heinrich Olivier German painter, dies.Ref: 5
1855*Robert Mills, architect and engineer whose designs include the Washington Monument, the National Portrait Gallery and the U.S. Treasury Building, dies at age 73.Ref: 70
1858*József Bajza Hungarian author/poet/critic, dies at 54.Ref: 5
1864*Ulric Dahlgren Union Colonel, dies in battle at 21.Ref: 5
1889*Edward Sydney Smith composer, dies at 49.Ref: 5
1902*Isaac D France van de Putte Dutch premier (1866), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1921*Petrus Cuypers architect (Amsterdam museum), dies at 93.Ref: 5
1926*Cyril Metodej Hrazdira composer, dies at 58.Ref: 5
1928*Jan [Jean] T Toorop Dutch graphic artist (3 Brides), dies at 69.Ref: 5
1932*Alfieri Maserati died at the age of forty-four from complications resulting form injuries incurred in a 1927 racing accident.Ref: 3
1932*Eugene Francis Charles D'albert composer, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1934*Norman Houstoun O'Neill composer, dies at 58.Ref: 5
1935*George Earl Buckle, British editor of the Times of London, 1884-1912, dies.Ref: 17
1938*Arthur Koestler writer, dies at 32.Ref: 5
1939*Edmund Beecher Wilson, American biologist, dies at age 82.Ref: 70
1941*Constant W L Scheurleer archaeologist/banker/art expert, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1942 Amedeo Duke of Aosta, viceroy (Ethiopia), dies at 43.Ref: 5
1943*Bomb fleeing crowd falls into London shelter; 173 die.Ref: 5
1945 Arthur Vanderpoorten Flemish Internal minister (1940), dies at 61.Ref: 5
1945*Koos Speenhoff Dutch singer, killed in bombing raid at 75.Ref: 5
1948*Antonin Artaud writer, dies at 51.Ref: 5
1953*Canadian Comet crashes at Karachi, 11 killed.Ref: 5
1955*Katharine Drexel, American founder of Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, dies at age 96.Ref: 70
1956*Willem H Keesom Dutch physicist (Helium I/II), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1959*Lou Costello comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 52.Ref: 68
1960*Sammy White actor (711 Ocean Drive, Sound Off), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1965*Carlo Gatti composer, dies at 88.Ref: 5
1966*William Frawley actor: I Love Lucy, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, My Three Sons ("Bub"), Lord Loveland Discovers America, The Lemon Drop Kid, Three Married Men, High, Wide, and Handsome, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Those Were the Days, The Fighting Seabees, My Wild Irish Rose, Miracle on 34th Street, The Lemon Drop Kid; dies at age 89.Ref: 68
1966*Twister hits Jackson MS; 3 minutes after first sighting, 57 die.Ref: 5
1966*Alice Pearce comedienne (Gladys Kravitz-Bewitched), dies at 52.Ref: 5
1967*Georges Lonque composer, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1974*A Turkish Airlines DC-10 crashed shortly after takeoff from Orly Airport in Paris, killing nearly 350 people.Ref: 70
1974*Barbara Ruick actress (Carousel, Fearless Fagan), dies at 43.Ref: 5
1974*Frank Wilcox actor (John-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1975*László Németh Hungarian physician/author (Galilei/Iszony), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1976*Alfred Sendrey composer, dies at 92.Ref: 5
1977*Percy Marmont actor (Secret Agent, Lisbon), dies at 93.Ref: 5
1982*Georges Perec French writer, dies at 45.Ref: 5
1983*Arthur Koestler Hungarian/British writer (Dialogue With Death), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1983*(Green River Killer) Alma Ann Snutgm, 18, is last seen. She is the 15th of 48 women Gary Ridgway admits killing. (USA Today, p 3A, 11/06/2003)Ref: 13
1984*Mike Mosley auto racer: winner of 5 Indy Car races, competed in 15 Indpls 500’s; is killed in a highway accident.Ref: 4
1985*Sarah Blanding first US female college head (Vassar 1946-64), dies at 86.Ref: 5
1987*Danny Kaye (David Daniel Kaminski) comedian, dancer, singer, actor: Up In Arms, Hans Christian Anderson, White Christmas, The Danny Kaye Show; UNICEF ambassador; broadcaster: partner in Kaye/Smith Broadcasting: KJR AM/FM, Seattle, KJRB, Spokane; dies at age 74, in Los Angeles CA of heart failure.Ref: 4
1988*Lois Wilson actress (Crash, Deluge, Bright Eyes), dies.Ref: 5
1988*Sewall Wright US geneticist (evolution model), dies at 98.Ref: 5
1990*Frans Goedhart Dutch journalist/founder (Parool), dies at 86.Ref: 5
1990*Gerard Blitz Belgian swimmer/founder (Club Méd), dies at 88.Ref: 5
1991*Arthur Murray dance instructor, dies at 95 of pneumonia.Ref: 68
1991*A United Airlines 737-200 crashes while approaching the Colorado Springs airport, kills 25.Ref: 5
1991*Clara Eggink [Ebbele], Dutch poet (Life with J C Bloem), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1992*Gas explodes in coal mine at Zonguldak Turkey, 100s die.Ref: 5
1992*Robert Beatty actor (Odd Man Out), dies at 82.Ref: 5
1992*Sandy Dennis actress (Up the Down Staircase), dies of cancer at 54.Ref: 5
1992*Ted Liss actor (Child's Play), dies of heart attack at 72.Ref: 5
1993*Robert Beatty actor: Where Eagles Dare, Postmark for Danger, Captain Horatio Hornblower, Against the Wind; dies.Ref: 4
1993*Carlos Montoya, the Spanish-American guitarist who popularized flamenco guitar music, dies at age 89.Ref: 70
1993*Albert Sabin, the Polish-American doctor who developed the polio vaccine, dies at age 86.Ref: 70
1993*Cyril Collard French composer/director/actor (A Nos Amours), dies at 35.Ref: 5
1994*Ezra Stone actor: The Aldrich Family; director: Fireball Fun-For-All; author; dies.Ref: 4
1994*Anita Morris actress (Nine), dies of cancer at 50.Ref: 5
1994*Karel Kryl folk singer, dies at 49.Ref: 5
1995*Gilbert Gadoffre French scholar, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1995*Howard Hunter US leader of Mormon Church (1994-95), dies at 87.Ref: 5
1995*Howard Yanks founder of the Philadelphia folk festival, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1995*Pierre Tisseyre publisher (Circle du livre de France), dies at 85.Ref: 5
1995*Shiv Verma soldier, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1996*Suicide bomb on Jerusalem bus kills at least 18 others and wounds 10 people. Hamas claims responsibility. Ref 
1996 David Bowman trade unionist, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1996*John Joseph Krol cardinal, dies at 95.Ref: 5
1996*Leo Malet writer, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1996*Ludwig Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord journalist, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1996*Lyle Talbot [Henderson], actor (Plan 9 From Outer Space), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1996*Marguerite Duras, French novelist, screenwriter, playwright and director, dies at age 81.Ref: 5
1996*Meyer Schapiro art historian, dies at 91.Ref: 5
1997*Stanislav Shatalin Russian economist (500 Days), diesRef: 5
1998*Fred Friendly, the pioneering American broadcast journalist, CBS News president, dies in New York at age 82.Ref: 70
2002*Country songwriter Harlan Howard dies in Nashville TN at age 74. (XDG, p 4A, 3/03/2003)Ref: 83

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