Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
March 4th

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1152*Frederick Barbarossa is chosen as emperor and unites the two factions, which emerged in Germany after the death of Henry V.Ref: 2
1540*Protestant count Philip of Hessen marries 2nd wife.Ref: 5
1570 King Philip II bans foreign Dutch students.Ref: 5
1611*George Abbot appointed archbishop of Canterbury.Ref: 5
1621 Jacarta, Java renamed Batavia.Ref: 5
1634*Samuel Cole opens the first tavern in Boston, Massachusetts.Ref: 2
1675*John Flamsteed appointed first Astronomer Royal of England.Ref: 5
1681*William Penn is given land by King Charles II for a "holy experiment" of a Colony in Pennsylvania.Ref: 5
1699*Jews are expelled from Lubeck Germany.Ref: 5
1741*English fleet under Admiral Ogle reaches Cartagena.Ref: 5
1766*The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act, the cause of bitter and violent opposition in the coloniesRef: 2
1789*The Constitution of the United States went into effect as the first Federal Congress met in NY (9 senators, 13 representatives). (The lawmakers then adjourned for lack of a quorum.)Ref: 5
1791*First Jewish member of US Congress, Israel Jacobs (Pennsylvania), takes office.Ref: 5
1791*President Washington calls the US Senate into its first special session.Ref: 5
1791*(new state) Vermont admitted as 14th state (1st addition to the 13 colonies).Ref: 5
1792*Oranges are introduced to Hawaii.Ref: 5
1793*President Washington's 2nd inauguration, shortest speech (133 words).Ref: 5
1797*Vice-President John Adams, elected President on December 7, to replace George Washington, is sworn in.Ref: 2
1798*Catholic women forced to do penance for kindling sabbath fire for Jews.Ref: 5
1801*Thomas Jefferson becomes the first President to be inaugurated in Washington, D.C.Ref: 2
1804*The British and Foreign Bible Society (BFBS) was founded at a large interdenominational meeting in London. Its purpose was "to promote the circulation of the Holy Scriptures, without note or comment, both at home and in foreign lands."Ref: 5
1809*Madison becomes first President inaugurated in American-made clothes.Ref: 5
1811*Ross Township in northeast Greene County, Ohio is organized. (XDG, p 5A, 9/03/2003)Ref: 83
1825*John Quincy Adams inaugrated as 6th President.Ref: 5
1826*The General Court of Massachusetts gives consent for building a railroad, the Granite Railway, (not specifically steam) from a quarry to the banks of the Neponset River, approximately 3 miles.Ref: 7
1829*The ‘spoils system’ was introduced by President Andrew Jackson when he appoints Simon Cameron as a reward for political assistance.Ref: 5
1829*An unruly crowd mobbed the White House during the inaugural reception for President Jackson.Ref: 5
1829*Andrew Jackson inaugurated as 7th President.Ref: 5
1837*The Illinois state legislature grants a city charter to Chicago.Ref: 5
1837*Martin Van Buren inaugrated as 8th President.Ref: 5
1841*Longest inauguration speech (8,443 words), William Henry Harrison.Ref: 5
1845*James K Polk inaugrated as 11th President.Ref: 5
1848 Sardinia-Piemonte gets new Constitution.Ref: 5
1849*US had no President, Polk's term ends on a Sunday, Taylor couldn't be sworn-in, Senator David Atchison (pres pro tem) term ended March 3rd.Ref: 5
1853*Pope Pius IX recovers Catholic hierarchy in Netherlands.Ref: 5
1853*William Rufus de Vane King (D) sworn in as 13th US Vice President.Ref: 5
1861*Lincoln inaugurated as 16th President; first time US has 5 former Presidents living.Ref: 5
1861*President Lincoln opens Government Printing Office.Ref: 5
1863*Territory of Idaho established.Ref: 5
1865*Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural Address. Lincoln says, "With malice toward none; with charity for all…let us strive on to finish the work we are in…to do all which may achieve and cherish a just, and a lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations". Some of the assassination conspirators, including Booth, are present in Washington for the innaugeration.Ref: 87
1869*Johnson leaves office after finishing the remainder of his term as President.Ref: 87
1869*Ulysses Grant inaugurated as 18th President.Ref: 5
1876*US Congress decides to impeach Minister of War Belknap.Ref: 5
1880*Halftone engraving, by S H Horgan, is used for the first time as the Daily Graphic is published in New York City.Ref: 4
1881*Eliza Ballou Garfield became the first mother of a U.S. President to live in the executive mansion. She moved into the White House with her son James, the President.Ref: 4
1881*California becomes first state to pass plant quarantine legislation.Ref: 5
1881*James A Garfield inaugurated as 20th President.Ref: 5
1885*Grover Cleveland inaugrated as first Democratic President since Civil War.Ref: 5
1889*Benjamin Harrison inaugurated as 23rd President.Ref: 5
1891*Congress passes International Copyright Act halting piracy by U.S. publishers.Ref: 10
1893*Grover Cleveland (D) inaugrated as 24th US President (2nd term).Ref: 5
1894*Great fire in Shanghai; over 1,000 buildings destroyed.Ref: 5
1897*William McKinley inaugurated as 25th President of US.Ref: 5
1901*William McKinley is inaugurated president for the second time. Theodore Roosevelt is inaugurated as vice president.Ref: 2
1901*Term of George H White, last of post-Reconstruction congressmen, ends.Ref: 5
1902*The American Automobile Association (AAA) is founded in Chicago from nine smaller auto clubs the around country.Ref: 5
1905*Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in for his second term as president.Ref: 70
1908*The New York board of education bans the act of whipping students in school.Ref: 2
1909*President Taft inaugrated as 27th President during 10" snowstorm.Ref: 5
1909*US prohibits interstate transportation of game birds.Ref: 5
1911*Victor Berger (Wisconsin) becomes first socialist congressman in US.Ref: 5
1912*The French council of war unanimously votes a mandatory three-year military service.Ref: 2
1913*First US law regulating the shooting of migratory birds passed.Ref: 5
1913*Department of Commerce & Labor split into separate departments.Ref: 5
1913*Woodrow Wilson was sworn as the 28th president of the United States.Ref: 70
1914*Doctor Fillatre of Paris, France successfully separates Siamese twins.Ref: 2
1917*Jeannette Rankin (Representative-Republican-MT) becomes first female member of Congress.Ref: 5
1918*Terek Autonomous Republic established in RSFSR (until 1921).Ref: 5
1920*Last day of Julian civil calendar in Greece.Ref: 5
1921*Warren G. Harding is sworn in as America's 29th President.Ref: 2
1921*Hot Springs National Park created in Arkansas.Ref: 5
1925*Calvin Coolidge took the oath of office in Washington DC. The presidential inauguration is broadcast live on 21 radio stations for the very first time.Ref: 4
1925*Swain's Island (near American Samoa) annexed by US.Ref: 5
1926*De Geer government in Netherlands takes office.Ref: 5
1929*Charles Curtis (R-Kansas) becomes first native American Vice President.Ref: 5
1929*Herbert Hoover inaugurated as 31st President.Ref: 5
1930*Coolidge Dam in Arizona dedicated.Ref: 5
1933 Chancellor Dollfuss disolves Austrian parliament.Ref: 5
1933*FDR inaugrated as 32nd President, pledges to pull US out of Depression & says "We have nothing to fear but fear itself".Ref: 5
1933*Frances Perkins becomes Secretary of Labor, first US woman cabinet member.Ref: 5
1934*Dillinger escapes from jail using the wooden gun; brings along accused murderer Herbert Youngblood. Dillinger steals Sheriff Lillian Holley's car and heads for Chicago.Ref: 42
1934*Easter Cross on Mount Davidson (San Francisco) dedicated.Ref: 5
1936*First flight of airship Hindenburg, Germany.Ref: 5
1943*Transport nr 50 departs with French Jews to Maidanek/Sobibor.Ref: 5
1949*Andrei Vishinsky succeeds Molotov as Soviet Foreign minister.Ref: 5
1949*Security Council of UN recommends membership for Israel.Ref: 5
1952*President Harry Truman dedicated the Courier, the first seagoing radio broadcasting station, in ceremonies in Washington, DC.Ref: 4
1952*Actors Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis were married in North Hollywood CA.Ref: 70
1954*JE Wilkins, appointed first Black US sub-cabinet member.Ref: 5
1955*First radio facsimile transmission sent across the continent.Ref: 5
1955*Ellis Island, immigrants first step on American soil, declared surplus property by U.S. Government.Ref: 10
1959*U.S.S. Skate leaves New London, Conn to become first submarine to surface at North Pole.Ref: 10
1961 Paul-Henri Spaak resigns as Secretary-General of NATO.Ref: 5
1962*AEC announces first atomic power plant in Antarctica in operation.Ref: 5
1963*Six people get the death sentence in Paris plotting to kill President Charles de Gaulle.Ref: 2
1964*Jimmy Hoffa convicted of jury tampering.Ref: 5
1965*David Attenbrough became the new controller of BBC2.Ref: 5
1966*North Sea Gas was first pumped ashore by BP.Ref: 5
1968*Martin Luther King Jr announces plans for Poor People's Campaign.Ref: 5
1971*"City Command" kidnaps 4 US military men at Ankara, Turkey.Ref: 5
1972*Last train run between Penrith to Keswick UK.Ref: 5
1972 Libya & USSR signs cooperation treaty.Ref: 5
1974*Harold Wilson replaces resigning Ed Heath as British premier.Ref: 5
1975*Queen Elizabeth knights Charlie Chaplin.Ref: 2
1977*First CRAY 1 supercomputer shipped, to Los Alamos Laboratories, New Mexico.Ref: 5
1979*Dr Clement G Austria, a Xenia OH physican, becomes the first president of the Xenia Area Chamber of Commerce to be re-elected. (XDG, p 5B, 9/30/2003)Ref: 83
1980*Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF wins parliamentary election in Zimbabwe.Ref: 5
1981*A jury in Salt Lake City convicted Joseph Paul Franklin, an avowed racist, of violating the civil rights of two black men who were shot to death. (XDG, p 4A, 3/04/2004)Ref: 83
1985*Virtual ban on leaded gas ordered by EPA.Ref: 5
1985*War veterans returned to the "Bridge over the River Kwai".Ref: 5
1987*President Ronald Reagan addressed the nation on the Iran-Contra affair, acknowledging his overtures to Iran had "deteriorated" into an arms-for-hostages deal.Ref: 70
1989*Time Inc. and Warner Communications Inc. announced plans to merge into the world's largest media and entertainment conglomerate.Ref: 70
1989*Eastern Airlines machinists strike.Ref: 5
1991*(King) Holliday gives his videotape to Los Angeles television station KTLA. KTLA takes the tape to LAPD headquarters, where it is viewed by senior officers. That night, KTLA broadcasts the Holliday videotape on the evening news.Ref: 87
1991*Bank of Credit & Commerce International divests itself of first American Bank.Ref: 5
1993*Authorities announced the arrest of Mohammad Salameh, who was later convicted of playing a key role in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York City.Ref: 70
1994*Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell announces he would not seek re-election. (XDG, p 4A, 3/04/2004)Ref: 83
1995*Blind teenage boy receives a 'Bionic Eye' at a Washington Hospital.Ref: 5
1997*Brazil Senate allows women to wear slacks.Ref: 5
1997*Comet Hale-Bopp directly above the Sun (1.04 AU).Ref: 5
1997*President Clinton bans federally funded human cloning research.Ref: 5
1998*The Supreme Court ruled that sexual harassment at work can be illegal even when the offender and victim are of the same gender.Ref: 70
1999*Outraging Italian authoritiesk a military jury in North Carolina clears a Marine pilot of charges he was flying recklessly when his jet sliced through a ski gondola cable in the Alps, sending 20 people plunging to their deaths. (XDG, p 4A, 3/04/2004)Ref: 83
2000*Joseph Palczynski is arrested in Baltimore County for assault on his girlfriend. (The Cincinnati Enquirer, 03/19/2000, p. A18) 
1774*First recorded observation of the Orion Nebula (William Herschel).Ref: 5
1959*US Pioneer IV misses Moon & becomes 2nd (US first) artificial planet.Ref: 5
1968*Orbiting Geophysical Observatory 5 launched.Ref: 5
1976*The first CRAY-I was shipped to Los Alamos LabsRef: 62
1979*US Voyager I photo reveals Jupiter's rings.Ref: 5
1982*NASA launches Intelsat V.Ref: 5
1985*STS 51-E vehicle rolls back to Vandenberg AFB; mission cancelled.Ref: 5
1990*US 65th manned space mission STS 36 (Atlantis 6) returns from space.Ref: 5
1994*Space shuttle STS-62 (Columbia 16), launches into orbit.Ref: 5
1997*Zeya Start-1 launched (Russia)Ref: 5
1461*Battle at Towton: Duke Edward of York beats English queen Margaretha; Henry VI is deposed; Edward IV recognized as king of England.Ref: 5
1665*English King Charles II declares war on Netherlands.Ref: 5
1793*French troops conquer Geertruidenberg Netherlands.Ref: 5
1813*The Russians fighting against Napoleon reach Berlin. The French garrison evacuates the city without a fight.Ref: 2
1857*Peace of Paris ends Anglo-Persian War. Shah recognizes Afghanistan independence.Ref: 10
1861*The Confederate States of America adopt the "Stars and Bars" flag.Ref: 2
1863*Battle of Thompson's Station, Tennessee.Ref: 5
1865*Confederate congress approves final design of "official flag".Ref: 5
1881 South African President Kruger accepts ceasefire.Ref: 5
1893 Francis Dhanis' army attacks the Lualaba, occupies Nyangwe.Ref: 5
1904*Russian troops begin to retreat toward the Manchurian border as 100,000 Japanese advance in Korea.Ref: 2
1917*Senate adjourns without passing Armed Ship Bill; "Little group of willful men" successfully filibuster. 
1919 Founding of Comintern (Third International) at Moscow. 
1941*Yugoslavia's Prince Paul meets with Hitler. He tells Hitler that Yugoslavia would sign on to the Tripartite Pact, provided that Yugoslavia was not asked to fight, territory would be guaranteed, and German troops would not expect transit through Yugoslavia. The terms are agreed to.Ref: 5
1941*18 Geuzen resistance fighters sentenced to death in The Hague.Ref: 5
1942*Two Japanese flying boats bomb Pearl Harbor; ENTERPRISE attacks Marcus Island, just 1000 miles from Japan. 
1942*In Canada, Orders-in-council authorizing relocation of Japanese Canadians on west coast goes into effect. 
1942*The Stage Door Canteen opened on West 44th Street in New York City. The canteen became widely known as a service club for men in the armed forces and a much welcomed place to spend what would otherwise have been lonely hours. The USO, the United Service Organization, grew out of the ‘canteen’ operation, to provide entertainment for American troops around the world.Ref: 4
1944*Soviet troops begin an offensive on the Belorussian front; first major daylight bombing raid on Berlin by the Allies.Ref: 36
1944*Berlin is bombed by the American forces for the first time.Ref: 2
1944*Anti-Germany strikes in North Italy.Ref: 5
1945*German forces are cleared from the Hochwald Forest and Balberger heights. 
1945*Finland declares war on Nazi-Germany.Ref: 5
1952*North Korea accuses the United Nations of using germ warfare.Ref: 2
1991*Iraq releases 6 US, 3 British & 1 Italian POW.Ref: 5
2003*The Army's oldest armored division, "Old Ironsides" got orders to head for the Persian Gulf as the total of US land, sea and air forces arrayed against Iraq or preparing to go nears 300,000. (XDG, p 4A, 3/04/2004)Ref: 83
1907*A $52,000 judgment is awarded to Baltimore due to Brooklyn's failure to pay the agreed sum of $40,000 for the franchise.Ref: 1
1912*A group of sports editors suggested to Ebbets that the field should not be called Washington Park, but "Ebbets Field."Ref: 86
1913*The Yankees become the first team to train outside of the United Stated States when they practice in Bermuda.Ref: 5
1919*Giants' manager John McGraw sells southpaw Slim Sallee to the Reds, but the team will buy him back next year.Ref: 1
1921*Twelve-year Red Sox veteran outfielder Harry Hooper is traded to the White Sox for outfielder Nemo Leibold and Shano Collins.Ref: 1
1928*"Bunion Run" race from Los Angeles CA to NYC begins; It is won by Andy Payne.Ref: 5
1930*‘The Redhead’, Red Barber, began his radio career this day. Barber broadcast on WRUF at the University of Florida in Gainsville. He soon became one of the best known sports voices in America.Ref: 4
1930 Mrs Charles [Emma] Fahning became the first woman bowler to make a perfect score [300] in competition sanctioned by the Women’s International Bowling Congress in Buffalo, NY.Ref: 4
1933*Noordwijk soccer team forms.Ref: 5
1941*NHL Chicago goalee Samuel LoPresti stops record 80 of 83 Boston shots.Ref: 5
1948*Stan Musial ends his hold out signing a contract for $31,000 with the Cardinals.Ref: 1
1949 Piet Van de Pol (Netherlands) becomes world champion billiard player.Ref: 5
1967 World Ice Dance Championship in Vienna won by Diane Towler & Bernard Ford (Great Britain).Ref: 5
1967 World Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Vienna won by Ljudmila Belousova & Oleg Protopopov (USSR).Ref: 5
1967 World Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Vienna won by Peggy Fleming (USA).Ref: 5
1967 World Men's Figure Skating Championship in Vienna won by Emmerich Danzer (Austria).Ref: 5
1968*Joe Frazier KO's Buster Mathis in the 11th round in Madison Square Garden for the New York heavyweight boxing title vacated by Mohammed Ali.Ref: 97
1968*Nino Benvenuti regains the middlewight boxing title in a bout with Emile Griffith.Ref: 97
1970*Jacksonville is first college basketball team to average 100+ points per game.Ref: 5
1970*New York Rangers set then NHL record of 126 games without being shut-out.Ref: 5
1972 Erhard Keller (Germany) skates world record 1000 meter (1:18.5).Ref: 5
1976*Due to the intervention of San Francisco mayor George Moscone, the Giants will stay in city by the bay. In a last minute deal, the Stoneham family sells the team to Bob Lurie and Bud Herseth, for $8M, instead of the Labbat's Brewery which had planned to move the Giants to Canada.Ref: 1
1976 John Pezzin bowls 33 consecutive strikes in Toledo OH.Ref: 5
1979*Sally Little wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1982*2nd double hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy & Denis Potvin.Ref: 5
1984*The Special Veterans Committee select two outstanding defensive players Pee Wee Reese (.269 16 seasons with Dodgers) and Rick Ferrell (.281 - 18 seasons w/Browns, Red Sox and Senators) to be members of Baseball's Hall of Fame.Ref: 1
1984*Nancy Lopez wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational.Ref: 5
1987*Terry Marsh, a fireman from Basildon, England stops Joe Manley for the IBF light-welterweight boxing championship at Basildon, Essex, England.Ref: 97
1989*Javier Sotomayor high jumps indoor world record (2.43 meter).Ref: 5
1990*Beth Daniel wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open.Ref: 5
1994*The Florida open Space Coast Stadium as their new spring home with a 9-6 win over Kansas City. Fans are treated to fireworks, Rocket Man and even a shuttle launch.Ref: 86
1995*First NYC Mayor Trophy's High school track meet in 19 years.Ref: 5
1995*George Foreman loses WBA boxing title, refusing to fight Tony Tucker.Ref: 5
1995*Michael Johnson runs world record 400 meter indoor (44.63 seconds).Ref: 5
1995*Replacement New York Yankees beat New York Mets 2-1.Ref: 5
2000*The Florida Marlins announce their funding plan for a new, state-of-the-art, retractable roof ballpark in Downtown Miami. A key component of the proposed plan is the establishment of an independent "trust," empowered to initiate a tax referendum. The legislation allows the right of self-determination for the citizens of Miami-Dade County by assuring that the plan can only be implemented by the vote of the people.Ref: 86
1830*V Bellini's opera "I Capuleti e i Montecchi" premieres in Venice.Ref: 5
1837*Weekly Advocate changes its name to the Colored American.Ref: 5
1840*America's first commercial photographic studio opens in New York City.Ref: 10
1841 Dion Boucicault's "London Assurance" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1873*New York Daily Graphic, first illustrated daily newspaper in US, published.Ref: 5
1877*The Russian Imperial Ballet stages the first performance of Tsjaikovski's incomplete ballet "Swan Lake" ("Zwanenmeer") in Moscow.Ref: 2
1881*Fiction: Holmes & Watson begin "A Study in Scarlet", first case together.Ref: 5
1883*John Gordon Cashmans begins "Vicksburg Evening Post" in Mississippi.Ref: 5
1895*Gustav Mahler's 2nd Symphony, premieres in Berlin.Ref: 5
1905 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Elga" premieres in Berlin.Ref: 5
1913*Gabriel Fauré's opera "Pénélope" premieres in Monte Carlo.Ref: 5
1923*Lenin's last article in Pravda (about Red bureaucracy).Ref: 5
1924*"Happy Birthday To You" published by Claydon Sunny.Ref: 5
1933*Henderson, DeSylva & Brown's "Strike Me Pink" premieres in NYC.Ref: 5
1937*George Jessel hosts the 9th Annual Academy Awards show. Best Picture: The Great Ziegfeld; Actor: Paul Muni (The Story Of Louis Pasteur); Actor in a Supporting Role: Walter Brennan (Come and Get It); Best Actress: Luise Rainer (The Great Ziegfeld); Actress in a Supporting Role: Gale Sondergaard (Anthony Adverse).Ref: 4
1942*Dick Jurgen’s orchestra recorded One Dozen Roses on Okeh Records in Chicago.Ref: 4
1942 Shirley Temple had a starring role in Junior Miss on CBS radio this day. The show, heard for the first time, cost $12,000 a week to produce and stayed on the airwaves until 1954.Ref: 4
1943*The 15th Academy Awards: Best Picture: Mrs. Miniver (from Metro-Goldwyn- Mayer); William Wyler the Best Director Oscar; Greer Garson the Best Actress statuette; Teresa Wright the Best Actress in a Supporting Role prize, all for Mrs. Miniver. James Cagney was presented the Best Actor Oscar for Yankee Doodle Dandy and Van Heflin was voted Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Johnny Eager. Irving Berlin won the Best Song Oscar for the film, Holiday Inn: White Christmas.Ref: 4
1950*Walt Disney’s Cinderella was released. It was the first full-length, animated, feature film in eight years from the man who brought us Mickey Mouse.Ref: 4
1951 Sir John Gielgud, starring as Hamlet, was heard on The U.S. Steel Hour on the NBC Radio Network this day.Ref: 4
1960*Lucille Ball files divorce from Desi Arnaz.Ref: 5
1966*London's "Evening Standard" newspaper published an interview with Beatle John Lennon in which he remarked: 'Christianity will... vanish and shrink... We're more popular than Jesus Christ right now.' The quote touched off a storm of international protest, resulting in burnings and boycotts of the Beatles' records.Ref: 5
1973*15th Grammy Awards: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, America.Ref: 5
1974 David Hares' "Knuckle" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1978*Andy Gibb reached the top of the music charts as (Love is) Thicker Than Water reached #1 for a two-week stay. The Bee Gees also set a record on this day as their single, How Deep Is Your Love, from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack stayed in the top 10 for an unprecedented 17 weeks. (Gibb died on March 10, 1988 of an inflammatory heart virus in Oxford, England. He was 30 years old.)Ref: 4
1978*Chicago Daily News, founded in 1875, publishes last issue.Ref: 5
1979*"Grand Tour" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 61 performances.Ref: 5
1979*200th episode of "All in the Family".Ref: 5
1985*Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care was published with Dr. Michael Rothenberg sharing authorship with Dr. Benjamin Spock, ‘The Baby Doc’. It was the fifth edition of the book to be published. 30,000,000 copies had been printed -- second only to the Bible in the best seller category.Ref: 4
1986*"Today" debuted in London as England’s newest national daily newspaper. It boasted a staff of 550 people, as compared with the 6,000 person staff over at the London Daily Express.Ref: 4
1989*Actress Phoebe Cates marries actor Kevin Kline.Ref: 5
1990*20th Easter Seal Telethon.Ref: 5
1993*"Goodbye Girl" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 188 performances.Ref: 5
1993*Katharine Hepburn enters the hospital suffering from exhaustion.Ref: 5
1394*Prince Henry the Navigator, sponsored Portuguese voyages of discovery, is born.Ref: 5
1492*Francesco de Layolle composer, is born.Ref: 5
1651*John Baron Somers (Whig), William III's chief minister (1696-1700), is born.Ref: 5
1678*Antonio Vivaldi, late Baroque violin virtuoso and composer, is born in Venice, Italy.Ref: 5
1719*Aert Schouman Dutch bird/portrait painter, is born.Ref: 5
1742*Johann Heinrich Egli composer, is born.Ref: 5
1747*Casimir Pulaski, a Polish nobleman who served in the American Revolution, is born.Ref: 5
1754*Benjamin Waterhouse physician (smallpox vaccine pioneer), is born.Ref: 5
1754*Dieudonne-Pascal Pieltain composer, is born.Ref: 5
1756*Sir Henry Raeburn Scottish artist: mostly male portraits; is born.Ref: 4
1757*Ignaz Malzat composer, is born.Ref: 5
1765*Charles Dibdin England, composer/author (Sea Songs)/actor (baptized), is born.Ref: 5
1773*Pierre-Louis Hus-Desforges composer, is born.Ref: 5
1782*Johann Wyss Swiss folklorist/writer (Swiss Family Robinson), is born.Ref: 5
1789*Pavel P Gagarin Russian monarch, is born.Ref: 5
1798*John Joseph Abercrombie Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1877, is born.Ref: 5
1813*Wijnand J J Nuijen romantic/water colors painter (Wrecked), is born.Ref: 5
1819*Charles Oberthur composer, is born.Ref: 5
1826*John Buford Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1863, is born.Ref: 5
1828*Elisha Franklin "Bull" Paxton Brigadier General (Confederate Army), is born.Ref: 5
1834*Peter Nicolai von Wilm composer, is born.Ref: 5
1835*Giovanni Schiaparelli Italy, astronomer (discovered canals of Mars), is born.Ref: 5
1838*Paul Lacome composer, is born.Ref: 5
1841*Kristian Mandrup Elster Norwegian author (And fremmed Fugl), is born.Ref: 5
1844*Josip Jurcic Slovenian writer (10th Brother), is born.Ref: 5
1852*Lady (Isabella Augusta) Gregory, Irish playwright, helped found the Abbey Theatre, is born.Ref: 2
1859*Aleksandr Popov, Russian physicist and electrical engineer, is born.Ref: 70
1862*Robert Emden Swiss geologist/astro-physicist (Emden-polytroop), is born.Ref: 5
1864*David Watson Taylor, American marine architect, is born.Ref: 70
1875*Alberto Vaccari Italian Jesuit/old testament scholar/interpreter, is born.Ref: 5
1875 Enrique Larreta [E R Maza] Argentine diplomat (Gloria de Don Ramiro), is born.Ref: 5
1875 Suze Groeneweg first Dutch female parliament member (SDAP, 1918-37), is born.Ref: 5
1875*Enrique Larreta, Argentine novelist, is born.Ref: 70
1876*Theodore Hardeen (Ferencz Deszo Weisz) magician; brother of Harry Houdini; died in 1945, is born.Ref: 4
1877*Alexander Fyodorovich Gedike composer, is born.Ref: 5
1877*Daniël G van Beuningen Dutch art collector, is born.Ref: 5
1879*Bernhard Kellermann writer, is born.Ref: 5
1881*Richard Tolman, American physical chemist and physicist, is born.Ref: 70
1885*Willem H Winkel Dutch physician/founder (Red Cross of Curaçao), is born.Ref: 5
1888*Knute Rockne College Football Hall of Famer: coach: Notre Dame [1918-1930]: 122 games: won 105, lost 12, tied 5; is born.Ref: 68
1889*Pearl White [Victoria] US actress/stunt woman (Perils of Pauline), is born.Ref: 5
1891*Dazzy Vance hall of fame pitcher (led National League in strike-outs 7-years), is born.Ref: 86
1897*Francis "Lefty" O'Doul baseball player/organized Japanese baseball, is born.Ref: 5
1900*Roberto Soundy El Salvador, trap shooter (Olympics-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Charles H Goren, American contract bridge authority, bridge master (26 US Titles), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Jean-Joseph Rabéarivelo Madagaskisch poet (Enfants d'Orphée), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Harold Berens comedian, is born.Ref: 5
1904*George Gamow, Russian-born American nuclear physicist/cosmologist/writer (1, 2, 3...'infinity'), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Ding Ling, Chinese writer and women's rights activist, is born.Ref: 2
1905*Lili Kràus Budapest Hungary, pianist (Austrian Cross of Honor 1978), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Edgar Barrier New York NY, actor (Cobra Woman, Macbeth, Rocky, Cornered), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Boris N Poveloi [Kampov], Russian journalist/writer, is born.Ref: 5
1909*Harry B Helmsley New York NY, billionaire builder (Empire State Building), is born.Ref: 68
1910*Tancredo Neves president of Civil rights activist, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Afro [Basaldella] Italian painter, is born.Ref: 5
1912*John Garfield New York NY, actor (Air Force, Destination Tokyo, Juarez), is born.Ref: 5
1913*John Garfield (Jacob Julius Garfinkle) actor: Destination Tokyo, Gentlemen’s Agreement, The Postman Always Rings Twice; died May 21, 1952Ref: 4
1915*Carlos Surinach Barcelona Spain, composer (Monte Carlo), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Eunice Catunda composer, is born.Ref: 5
1915*Petrus de Jong Dutch premier (KVP, 1967-71), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Giorgio Bassani Italian writer (Botteghe Oscure), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Hans Eysenck psychologist, is born.Ref: 5
1917*Clyde (Edward) McCullough baseball: catcher: Chicago Cubs [World Series: 1945/all-star: 1948, 1953], Pittsburgh Pirates; is born.Ref: 4
1918*Margaret Osborne DuPont Joseph OR, tennis pro (US Open 1948-50), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Marcella Grady Jennings rancher, is born.Ref: 5
1921*Halim El-Dabh composer, is born.Ref: 5
1921*Joan Greenwood actress: Little Dorritt series, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Tom Jones, Importance of Being Earnest, Kind Hearts and Coronets, Frenzy; is born in London, England.Ref: 4
1923*Patrick Moore England, astronomer/writer (A-Z of Astronomy), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Piero J d'Inzeo France, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-gold-1952, 64), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Flyweight boxing champion Pasqual Perez is born in Tupungato, Mendoza, Argentina.Ref: 97
1927*Robert Di Domenica composer, is born.Ref: 5
1927*Thayer David Medford MA, actor (Eiger Sanction, Rocky, Nero Wolfe, Savages), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Alan Sillitoe Nottingham Nottinghamshire England, writer (Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Samuel Adler composer, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Bernard Haitink Amsterdam Netherlands, conductor (London Philharmonic Orchestra 1969-78), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Josep Mestres-Quadreny composer, is born.Ref: 5
1931*Ernesto Rosenstand Arubian playwright (Kiko Ta Di Nos?), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Gennady Rozhdestvensky composer, is born.Ref: 5
1931*Han Jansen Dutch painter, is born.Ref: 5
1932*Miriam (Zensile) Makeba Empress of African Song: singer: first black South African to attain international stardom, is born in Johannesburg South Africa.Ref: 4
1932*Guido Baggiani composer, is born.Ref: 5
1932 Hessel Rienks economist/Dutch 2nd chamber member (PvdA), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Ann Burton [Anna Rafalowicz], singer, is born.Ref: 5
1934*Jane van Lawick-Goodall ethologist/chimp expert (1974 Walker Prize), is born.Ref: 5
1934*John Duffey bluegrass musician, is born.Ref: 5
1934*Mario Davidovsky Buenos Aires Argentina, composer (Synchronisms), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Barbara McNair singer; TV hostess: The Barbara McNair Show; actress: The Organization, They Call Me Mr. Tibbs!, Change of Habit, Dead Right, is born in Racine WI.Ref: 4
1936*Aribert Reimann composer, is born.Ref: 5
1936*David Thompson British food magnate/multi-millionaire, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Eric Allandale rocker (Foundations), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Jim Clark, Formula 1 racer (1963 Champion), Indpls 500 winner [1965], is born.Ref: 5
1937*Barbara McNair Racine WI, singer/actress (Barbara McNair Show), is born.Ref: 17
1937*[Bernard Barney Jean] Wilen musician, is born.Ref: 5
1937*Ron Carter jazz bassist (Ron Carter Meets Bach), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Yuri Aleksandrovich Senkevich Russian cosmonaut, is born.Ref: 5
1939*James Aubrey Turner scientist, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Paula Prentiss [Ragusa] San Antonio TX, actress (Parallax View, He & She), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Kas Garas Kaunas Lithuania, actor (Hamlyn-Strange Report), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Adrian Lyne director (Fatal Attraction, 9½ Weeks, Jacob's Ladder), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Ji-Tu Cumbuka Helena AL, actor (Roots, Man Called Sloane), is born.Ref: 5
1941*John Aprea Englewood NJ, actor (Lucas-Another World, Godfather 2), is born.Ref: 5
1941*John Hancock Hazen AR, actor (Black Marble, Traxx, Houston Knights), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Birth of Gloria Gaither, wife of songwriter Bill Gaither, and female vocalist in the Bill Gaither Trio. Gloria is also coÂauthor of the contemporary Christian songs, "Because He Lives," "Something Beautiful" and "The King is Coming."Ref: 5
1943*Zoltan Jeney composer, is born.Ref: 5
1944*Bobby Womack songwriter: I’m a Midnight Mover, I’m in Love; singer: Lookin’ for a Love, Harry Hippie, If You Think You’re Lonely Now, is born in Cleveland OH.Ref: 4
1944 Mary Wilson is born.Ref: 10
1945*Dieter Meier Swiss singer/children book writer (Yello), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Jaime Tirelli New York NY, actor (Orlando Lopez-Ball Four), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Danny (Vincent) ‘Bear’ Frisella baseball: pitcher: NY Mets, Atlanta Braves, SD Padres, Milwaukee Brewers, SL Cardinals; is born.Ref: 4
1946*Haile Gerima director (Ashes & Embers), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Harvey Goldsmith impresario, is born.Ref: 5
1946*Michael Ashcroft English entrepreneur/multi-millionaire (Hawley-ADT), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Ralph Kirshbaum Denton TX, cellist (RNCM Manchester International Festival), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Robert Raymond rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1948*Billy Gibbons rock guitarist (ZZ Top-Cheap Sunglasses, Legs, Fandango), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Chris Squire London, rock bassist (Yes-Fish Out of Water), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Shakin' Stevens [Mike Barrett], Ely Wales, rocker (You Drive Me Crazy), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Ron Climie hockey: WHL: Denver Spurs, Ottawa Nationals, Edmonton Oilers, New England Whalers, is born.Ref: 4
1950*Emilio Estefan Cuba, rocker (Miami Sound Machine-1 2 3), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Judy Dickinson Akron OH, LPGA golfer (1985 Boston Five Classic), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Kenny Dalglish soccer manager, is born.Ref: 5
1950*Rafael Canizares Poey Alacs Mountains Cuba, basketballer (Olympics-bronze-72), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Chris Rea Middlesborough England, rock guitarist (Fool If You Think It Is Over, Heaven), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Gwen Welles Chattanooga TN, actress (Desert Hearts, Sticky Fingers, Angel On My Shoulder), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Kenny Dalglish British soccer star (100+ goals), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Ronn Moss Los Angeles CA, actor (Ridge-Bold & Beautiful, Santa Barbara), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Christopher H Smith (Representative-Republican-NJ, 1981- ), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Kay Lenz Los Angeles CA, actress (Moving Violations, Rich Man Poor Man), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Adrian Zmed actor: Improper Conduct, Eyewitness to Murder, Bachelor Party, The Final Terror, Grease 2, For the Love of It, T.J. Hooker, Goodtime Girls, Flatbush; TV host: Dance Fever, is born.Ref: 4
1954*Catherine O'Hara Toronto Ontario, comedienne (Beetlejuice, SCTV), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Irina Ratushinskaya USSR, poet (Grey is the color of hope), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Peter Erling Jacobsen Portland OR, PGA golfer (1990 Bob Hope), is born.Ref: 5
1955 Benny Alexander Secretary-General (South African Pan-Africanist Movement), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Patricia Heaton Cleveland OH, actress (Debra-Everybody Loves Raymond), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Kelly Lynch Golden Walley MN, actress (Warm Summer Rain, Cocktail), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Reggie McElroy NFL tackle (Denver Broncos), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Russell Todd Troy NY, actor (Dr Jamie Frame-Another World), is born.Ref: 5
1961*David "Tinker" Juarez Los Angeles CA, cyclist (Olympics-19th-96), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Lightweight boxing champion Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini, killed a boxer in the ring, actor: The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission, Aces: Iron Eagle III, The Search for One-eye Jimmy, Body and Soul; film based on his life: Heart of a Champion: The Ray Mancini Story [1985], is born.Ref: 5
1961*Roger Wessels Port Elizabeth South Africa, golfer (1994 Canadian Masters), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Steven Weber Queens NY, actor (Brian Hackett-Wings), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Brant Ian Woodward Hurstville New Zealand, trap shooter (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Greg Kragen NFL nose tackle (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Steve Fletcher London England, actor (Brad-One Life to Live), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Anne Minter Australia, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1963*Jason Newsted US heavy-metal bassist (Metallica-Kill 'em All), is born.Ref: 5
1963*MDV [Michiel de Vos] Dutch pop bassist (Burma Shave-Stash), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Emilia Eberle Romania, gymnast, scored a perfect 10 in 1980 Olympics, is born.Ref: 5
1964*Linda French Oak Park IL, badminton player (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Tom Lampkin Cincinnati OH, catcher (San Francisco Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Alexandra Harbold New York NY, sprint kayak (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Dana Brown Memphis TN, Miss Tennessee-America (1990-3rd), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Stacy Edwards Glasgow MT, actress (Santa Barbara), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Kevin Johnson NBA guard (Phoenix Suns), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Mike Small Aurora IL, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Emerald Coast), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Patrick Hannan English pop drummer (Sundays-Can't Be Sure), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Juli Furtado New York NY, mountain cyclist (world champion-1991, 92), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Brian Hunter Torrance CA, infielder (Seattle Mariners, Houston Astros), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Dinky van Rensburg South Africa, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1968*Dionna Harris Wilmington DE, softball outfielder (Olympics-gold-96), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Evan Dando rocker (Lemonheads), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Patsy Kensit London, rocker/actress (Lethal Weapon 2, 21, Hanover St), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Evan Dando rocker (Lemonheads), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Chastity Bono Los Angeles CA, daughter of Sonny & Cher, is born.Ref: 5
1969*Jeff Tinsley Shelbyville KY, outfielder (Boston Red Sox), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Karrie Poppinga Manhattan Beach CA, volleyballer (Pismo Beach-4-95), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Kenneth Benson CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Dave Stevens Fullerton CA, pitcher (Minnesota Twins), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Marja Helena Paluila ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics-98), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Matt Gay WLAF safety (Rhein Fire), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Tina Paternostro Williamsport PA, golfer (1995 JAL Big Apple-57th), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Edwin van Holten soccer player (FC Volendam), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Chris Borg Lexington SC, canoe (alternate-Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Martin St Pierre Ripon Québec Canada, 20k walker (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Robert Smith NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Sherida Pawiroredjo Suriname Miss Indra Maju (1993), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Phillip Daniels NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Jarrett Deuling Vernon, NHL left wing (New York Islanders), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Karol Kucera Bratislava Slovakia, tennis star (1995-Rosmalen), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Sherry Wigginton Austin TX, diver (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Anna Baitchik Miss Russia-Universe (1997), is born.Ref: 5
1993*Bobbi Kristina Brown daughter of Whitney Houston & Bobby BrownRef: 5
1172*Stephan III King of Hungary (1162-72), dies.Ref: 5
1193*Saladin, the Muslim warrior who opposed the Crusades, dies. (XDG, p 4A, 3/04/2003)Ref: 83
1484*Kazimierz the Saint, Polish ruler/saint, dies at 25.Ref: 5
1595*Robert Southwell English poet, hanged for becoming a Catholic priest.Ref: 5
1615*Hans von Aachen German painter, dies.Ref: 5
1617*Arcangelo Crivelli composer, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1732*Francis Atterbury, English Anglican bishop, dies at age 68.Ref: 70
1793*Isaac Ouwater Amsterdam painter/cartoonist, dies at 44.Ref: 5
1794*Henri D count de Larochejacquelin Fr Royalist Army leader, dies at 21.Ref: 5
1804*Karl Leopold Rollig composer, dies.Ref: 5
1805*Jean-Baptiste Greuze French painter, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1811*Silvercreek Township in Greene County, Ohio is organized from parts of Caesarscreek Township and Xenia Township.. (XDG, p 5A, 9/25/2003)Ref: 83
1825*Raphaelle Peale artist: Bowl of Peaches; dies.Ref: 4
1831*Georg Michael Telemann composer, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1832*Jean-Francois Champollion, French historian and linguist, decoder of the Rosetta Stone, dies at age 41.Ref: 70
1839*Ignace Antoine Ladurner pianist/composer, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1851*Michael Henkel composer, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1852*Nikolai Gogol playwright, novelist: Dead Souls; dies at age 43.Ref: 4
1864*Thomas Starr King Unitarian clergyman (Christianity & Humanity), dies.Ref: 5
1866*Alexander Campbell Irish/US founder Disciples of Christ, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1876*Alfred Holmes composer, dies at 38.Ref: 5
1877 Hendrik E van Rijgersma Dutch Governor (St Maarten), dies at 42.Ref: 5
1883*John Graham Chambers, English sportsman and journalist, dies at age 40.Ref: 5
1883*Alexander H Stephens Vice President Confederate States, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1888*Amos Bronson Alcott US theory/poet (Table Talk), dies at 88.Ref: 5
1903*Joseph H Shorthouse English writer (John Inglesant), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1908*Collingwood OH primary school catches fire; 180 die.Ref: 5
1916*Franz Marc German painter/co-founder (Blaue Reiter), killed at 36.Ref: 5
1918*Eugene D'Harcourt composer, dies at 58.Ref: 5
1922*Bert Williams famous black, dies at 46, in New York NY.Ref: 5
1925*Moritz Moszkowski Polish/German composer, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1933*Willie Walker US jazz singer/guitarist (Dupree Blues), dies at 36.Ref: 5
1936*Ruben Mattias Liljefors composer, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1941*Edoardo Mascheroni composer, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1942*Yuliya Lazarevna Veysberg composer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1943 Nikolaos "Sokrates" Politis Greek foreign minister, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1943*Pieter C Boutens Dutch poet (Beatrijs), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1944*Louis Buchalter, American crime boss, dies at age 47.Ref: 70
1948*Antonin Artaud French poet/actor (Napoleon), dies at 51.Ref: 5
1948 Elsa Brändström [Angel of Siberia], Swedish philanthropist, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1949*James Rowland Angell, American psychologist and president of Yale University, dies at age 79.Ref: 4
1953*Sergei S Prokoviev Russian composer (Peter & the wolf), dies at 61.Ref: 5
1954*Georg Gohler composer, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1954*Noel Gay [Richard Moxon Armitage], composer, dies at 55.Ref: 5
1958*Albert Kuyle [Lou Kuitenbrouwer], writer (Jesus' Carpet), dies at 54.Ref: 5
1960*French freighter "La Coubre" explodes in Havana Cuba, killing 100.Ref: 5
1960*Leonard Warren, baritone (Metropolitan Opera 1939-60) dies on stage at age 49.Ref: 70
1962*Cairine R Wilson first Canadian female senator (appointed), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1963*William Carlos Williams, American physician, poet, novelist and short story writer, dies at age 79.Ref: 70
1963*Edouard Belin, French engineer and inventor, dies at age 86.Ref: 70
1966*Janis Medins composer, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1966*Canadian Pacific airliner explodes on landing in Tokyo, 64 die.Ref: 5
1968*Alexandre Cellier composer, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1970*Fifty-seven people are killed as the French submarine Eurydice sinks in the Mediterranean Sea.Ref: 2
1974*Adolph Gottlieb, American Abstract Expressionist painter, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1977*Earthquake in Romania, kills 1,541.Ref: 5
1981*Lyricist E.Y. ‘Yip’ Harburg dies in an auto accident in Hollywood, CA at the age of 82. Two of his most successful hits were Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz and It’s Only a Paper Moon, popularized by Nat King Cole and many others.Ref: 4
1981*Torin Thatcher actor (Houdini, Isranbul, Lady Godiva), dies.Ref: 5
1983*Hergé [Georges Rémi], Belgian cartoonist (Rin-Tin-Tin), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1984*Shalva Mikhaylovich Mshvelidze composer, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1986*Henri Knap Dutch journalist/writer, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1986*Richard Manuel rock vocalist/pianist (Band), commits suicide at 40.Ref: 5
1991*Vance Colvig actor (UHF, Barfly, My Chauffeur), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1992*Arthur Babbitt ,Disney animator (Mr Magoo, Goofy), dies at 84 of heart failure.Ref: 5
1992*C Meijer Dutch editor in chief (Typhoon), dies.Ref: 5
1992*Christian K Nelson inventor (Eskimo Pie), dies at 98.Ref: 5
1992*Mary Osborne jazz guitarist, dies at 70 of liver cancer.Ref: 5
1992*Nestor Almendros cinematographer: New York Stories, Places in the Heart, Sophie’s Choice, The Blue Lagoon, Kramer vs. Kramer, Love on the Run, The Green Room, Madame Rosa, Cockfighter, Six in Paris; dies at age 61.Ref: 4
1993*Art Hodes Russian/US jazz/blues pianist/editor (Jazz Record), dies.Ref: 5
1993*Richard Sale writer/director (Oscar, Torpedo Run), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1994*Guus Verstraete Sr Dutch actor/director (2 Drops of Water), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1994*4 Arab terrorists founded guilty of bombing the World Trade Center.Ref: 5
1994*John (Franklin) Candy, comedian, actor: Second City, The Blues Brothers, Home Alone, JFK, Little Shop of Horrors, National Lampoon’s Vacation, 1941, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Spaceballs, Splash, Stripes, Uncle Buck, Who’s Harry Crumb?; Emmy Award-winning writer: SCTV Network: The Energy Ball/Sweeps Week [1982-83]; , dies from a heart attack at 43.Ref: 4
1995*Eden Ahbez songwriter, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1996*Comedienne, country singer Minnie Pearl (Sarah Ophelia Colley) dies at age 84.Ref: 4
1996*Suicide bomber blows himself up outside Tel Aviv shopping center, killing 12 people and wounding more than 100. Hamas claims responsibility. Ref 
1996*Barbara Lewis British obituarist, dies at 55.Ref: 5
1999*(US Supreme Court Justice) Harry Blackmun, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1970-94) who wrote the majority opinion in Roe vs. Wade, dies at age 90.Ref: 4
2001*Fred Lasswell, the cartoonist of "Barney Google and Snuffy Smith", dies of a heart attack. He took over the strip in 1942 upon the death of its creator, Billy DeBeck. (USA Today, p 1D, 3/6/2001)Ref: 13
2001*Singer Glenn Hughes (the biker of The Village People) dies.Ref: 4
2001*Harold Stassen perennial U.S. Presidential candidate; governor of Minnesota; a member of President Eisenhower’s cabinet; one of the founders of the U.N.; died Mar 4, 2001Ref: 4

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