Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
March 15th

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1382 Conservative "Popolo Grasso" regain power in Florence Italy.Ref: 5
1391*Jew hating Monk in Seville Spain stirs up people to attack Jews.Ref: 5
1560*Failed assault on royal palace in Amboise France.Ref: 5
1562*General François de Guise enters Paris France.Ref: 5
1580 Spanish king Philip II puts 25,000 gold coins on head of prince Willem of Orange.Ref: 5
1672 King Charles II enacts Declaration of Indulgence.Ref: 5
1729*A Ceremony of Profession was held for Sister St. Stanislaus Hachard at the Ursuline convent in New Orleans, thereby making her the first Catholic woman to become a nun in America.Ref: 5
1812*First Russian settlement in California, Russian River.Ref: 5
1812*Second settlement of Russians in America at Cazadero, California.Ref: 10
1820*(new state) Maine is admitted as the 23rd state.Ref: 70
1827*The University of Toronto is chartered.Ref: 5
1855*Louisiana establishes first health board to regulate quarantine.Ref: 5
1865*(Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy) Booth and other conspirators meet at Gautier's Restaurant at 252 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington to plan the kidnapping of President Lincoln. The plan calls for Lincoln to be taken to Richmond, where he would be held until exchanged for Confederate prisoners-of-war.Ref: 87
1867*Michigan becomes 1st state to tax property to support a universityRef: 5
1875*The Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York, John McCloskey, is named the first American cardinal, by Pope Pius IX.Ref: 70
1887*Michigan appoints first salaried game & fish warden in US(William Alden Smith).Ref: 5
1895*Bone Mizell, the famed cowboy of Florida, appears before a judge for altering cattle brands.Ref: 2
1901*The cornerstone to the Greene County OH courthouse is laid. (Ref: a typewritten document in the Greene County Room of the GC Public Library). 
1903*The British complete the conquest of Nigeria.Ref: 2
1906*Rolls-Royce Ltd. is officially registered with Charles S. Rolls and F. Henry Royce as directors.Ref: 74
1906*(Shipp) About 1:30 a. m., someone sets fire to the woodframe building in which Parden and Hutchins rent office space. The fire is extinguished without major damage. In the afternoon, Parden boards a train for Washington, D. C.Ref: 87
1907*Finland is the first European country to give women the right to vote.Ref: 5
1909 Italy proposes a European conference on the Balkans.Ref: 2
1913*Cleveland establishes the first small claims court.Ref: 5
1913*U.S. President Woodrow Wilson held the first open presidential news conference just 11 days after his inauguration.Ref: 4
1916*General John Pershing and his 15,000 troops chase Pancho Villa into Mexico.Ref: 2
1916*University of Gent goes under Dutch control.Ref: 5
1917*The Supreme Court approved the Eight-Hour Act under the threat of a national railway strike.Ref: 59
1917*The Russian revolution begins. Provisional government is declared. Prince Lvoff heads new cabinet.Ref: 38
1917*Tsar Nicholas II abdicates at the insistance of the Duma Committee.Ref: 90
1917*Civil liberties are proclaimed and the promise of convening a constituent assembly is made. Political prisoners are amnestied and returned from Siberia. The police is replaced with a people's militia. Elections are postponed until the Constituent Assembly can meet.Ref: 90
1919*The American Legion is founded, in Paris.Ref: 70
1923*Lenin is hit with his 3rd stroke.Ref: 5
1926*Belgium's "black monday", franc falls.Ref: 5
1928*Mussolini modifies Italy electoral system (abolishes right to choose).Ref: 5
1933*NAACP begins coordinated attack on segregation & discrimination.Ref: 5
1934*Henry Ford restores the $5 a day wage.Ref: 2
1934*US Information Service opens.Ref: 5
1935*Joseph Goebbels, German Minister of Propaganda bans four Berlin newspapers.Ref: 2
1937*The first blood bank is established in Chicago, IL at the Cook County Hospital.Ref: 4
1937*First state contraceptive clinic opens (Raleigh NC).Ref: 5
1938*Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia, transforming a virtual dust bowl into a nation so wealthy that King Faisal's main problem became what to do with too much money.Ref: 3
1945*All 21 racks at the S-50 thermal diffusion plant finally in operation.Ref: 91
1945*Catholic University of Nijmegen reopens.Ref: 5
1946*British premier Attlee agrees with India's right to independence.Ref: 5
1947*John Lee appointed 1st black commissioned officer in US Navy.Ref: 5
1949*Almost four years after the end of World War II, clothes rationing in Great Britain ends.Ref: 2
1949*WLWD (now WDTN) TV channel 2 in Dayton OH (NBC) begins broadcasting.Ref: 5
1950*NYC hires Dr Wallace E Howell as its official "rainmaker".Ref: 5
1951*(Rosenberg) William Perl is arrested on espionage charge.Ref: 87
1951 Persia nationalizes Anglo-Iranian Oil Company.Ref: 5
1952*Greatest 24-hour rainfall begins; 187 cm at La Réunion, Indian Ocean.Ref: 5
1953*The first Southern Baptist church in North Dakota was formed in Williston, with 12 charter members. (The North Dakota Southern Baptist Association was formed the following year with five member churches.)Ref: 5
1957*Britain becomes the third nation to explode a nuclear bomb.Ref: 5
1958*USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test.Ref: 5
1959*Northern Nigeria becomes self-governing.Ref: 10
1960 Ten nations meet in Geneva to discuss disarmament.Ref: 2
1960*Key Largo Coral Reef Preserve established (1st underwater park).Ref: 5
1960*National Observatory at Kitt Peak, Arizona dedicated.Ref: 5
1961*South Africa withdraws from British Commonwealth.Ref: 5
1964*President Johnson asks for a War on Poverty.Ref: 5
1964*USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR.Ref: 5
1965*Gamal Abdel Nasser is re-elected Egyptian President.Ref: 2
1965*Addressing a joint session of Congress, President Johnson calls for new legislation to guarantee every American's right to vote.Ref: 70
1965*TGIFriday's first restaurant opens in New York NY.Ref: 5
1966*Racial riots erupt in the Watts section of Los Angeles.Ref: 5
1967 AFCENT-headquarter moves to Brunssum.Ref: 5
1967*Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva sworn in as President of Brazil.Ref: 5
1968*The U.S. mint halts the practice of buying and selling gold.Ref: 2
1968*British minister of Foreign affairs George Brown resigns.Ref: 5
1969*(US Supreme Court Justice) US Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas resigns.Ref: 5
1972*Assassination attempt on Governor George Wallace of Alabama.Ref: 5
1974*Brazilian President Garastazu Médici resigns.Ref: 5
1975*Bundy victim Julie Cunningham disappears from Vail CO.Ref: 5
1977*The US House of Representatives began a 90-day test to determine the feasibility of showing its sessions on television.Ref: 70
1978*People's Rebublic of China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor People's Rebublic of China.Ref: 5
1979*Apparat releases Newdos+ 2.1 for Radio Shack's TRS-80.Ref: 5
1982 Nicaragua suspends their citizens rights for 30 days.Ref: 5
1984 Tanzania adopts constitution.Ref: 5
1984*The FBI's GREYLORD investigation into judicial misconduct in Cook County Illinois yielded its first conviction, a former Deputy Traffic Court Clerk. Other convictions followed. Eighty-two judges, lawyers, clerks, and police officers pled guilty or were convicted in court.Ref: 14
1985*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1986*Funeral services held for Swedish Prime Minister Olaf Palme.Ref: 5
1988*Eugene Marino of Atlanta, appointed first African American archbishop.Ref: 5
1989*Department of Veterans Affairs officially established as a Cabinet position.Ref: 5
1990*The first Ford Explorer rolls off the assembly line.Ref: 3
1990*Fernando Collor de Mello sworn in as President of Brazil.Ref: 5
1991*(King) Four Los Angeles police are charged in the beating of Rodney King.Ref: 2
1991 Territories of Amapa & Roraima become states in Brazil.Ref: 5
1992*Greek frogmen and US Marines evacuate hundreds of foreigners trapped in Albania by that country's descent into anarchy. (XDG, p 4A, 3/15/2002)Ref: 83
1992*President Clinton spends a second day at Bethesda Naval Hospital recuperating from surgery for a partially torn knee tendon. (XDG, p 4A, 3/15/2002)Ref: 83
1992*UN officially embarks on its largest peacekeeping operation.Ref: 5
1995*(OJ Simpson) Detective Mark Fuhrman, cross-examined by defense attorney F. Lee Bailey, denies using the word "nigger" at any time in the previous ten years.Ref: 87
1996*The Liggett Group agreed to repay more than $10 million in Medicaid bills for treatment of smokers, settling lawsuits with five states. RefRef: 64
1998*"60 Minutes" airs an interview with former White House employee, Kathleen Willey, who said President Clinton made unwelcome sexual advances toward her in the Oval Office in 1993, a charge denied by the president. (XDG, p 4A, 3/15/2003)Ref: 83
2002*The last of four churches destroyed by the September 20th, 2000 tornado in Xenia OH is rebuilt. (XDG, p 1A, 3/15/2003)Ref: 83
2002*Andrea Yates of Houston was sentenced to life in prison for drowning her five children in the family bathtub.Ref: 70
2003*Hu Jintao was chosen to replace Jiang Zemin as the president of China.Ref: 70
2004*Xenia [OH] Community Schools announces the selection of Dr Jeffrey Lewis, of Miami East school district, a as the new school superintendent, to begin in August 2004 following the retirement of Dr James A Smith on July 31st. (XDG, p 1, 3/16/2004)Ref: 83
2004*(I-270 Sniper) The Franklin County [OH] sheriff's department issues a warrant for the arrest of Columbus [OH] resident Charles A McCoy, as the prime suspect in the I-270 shootings. Police are stingy with details. (XDG, p 1, 3/14/2004)Ref: 83
1493*Christopher Columbus returned to Spain, concluding his first voyage to the Western Hemisphere.Ref: 70
1778*In command of two frigates, the Frenchman la Perouse sails east from Botany Bay for the last lap of his voyage around the world.Ref: 2
1778*Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island is discovered by Captain Cook.Ref: 5
1892*New York State unveils the new automatic ballot voting machine.Ref: 2
1892*The escalator is patented by inventor Jesse W Reno (New York NY)Ref: 5
1930 The first streamlined submarine of US navy, USS Nautilus, launched.Ref: 5
1930*The first seaplane glider flown, Port Washington NY.Ref: 5
1955*The U.S. Air Force unveils the first self-guided missile.Ref: 2
1962 Five research groups announce simultaneously discovery of anti-matter.Ref: 5
1971*Chatrooms make their debut on the Internet.Ref: 5
1972*NASA selects 3 part configuration for Space Shuttle.Ref: 5
1985*The first registerd domain is issued to 
1988*NASA reports accelerated breakdown of ozone layer by CFK.Ref: 5
1999*Pluto again becomes the outermost planet.Ref: 5
493 Theodorik the Great beats Odoaker of Italy.Ref: 5
933 Battle at Riade: German King Henry I (the Fowler) routs the raiding Magyars at Merseburg, Germany.Ref: 2
1360*France invasion army lands on English south coast, conquers Winchel.Ref: 5
1744*French King Louis XV declares war on England in what would be called King George’s War (1744 - 1748 ), third of four North American wars waged by the British and French. The Iroquois give the British permission to build a blockhouse at the Forks of the Ohio.Ref: 17
1781*Cornwallis defeated Greene's American forces at Guilford Courthouse, North Carolina. Suffering immense losses, the British abandoned the Carolinas and headed for Virginia and the company of other British forces.Ref: 5
1848 Hungarian Revolution against Austrian rule begins under leadership of Louis Kossuth and Alex Petófi.Ref: 10
1862*General John Hunt Morgan begins four days of raids near the city of Gallatin TN.Ref: 2
1864*The Red River Campaign begins as the Union forces reach Alexandria LA.Ref: 2
1903 Frederick Lugard occupies Sokoto West Africa.Ref: 5
1904 Three hundred Russians are killed as the Japanese shell Port Arthur in Korea.Ref: 2
1915*Netherlands merchant ship Tubantia torpedoed & sinks in North Sea.Ref: 5
1916*Austria-Hungary at war with Portugal.Ref: 38
1939*(and 16th) German troops take over Czechoslovakia.Ref: 35
1939*German troops invade Bohemia and Moravia.Ref: 17
1940*Göring says 100-200 church bells is enough for Germany, smelt the rest.Ref: 5
1942*Submarine U-161 torpedoes and sinks Canadian merchant ship Sarniadoc in the Caribbean. There are no survivors. 
1943*Germans re-capture Kharkov; Red army evacuates.Ref: 2
1943*Allied reconnaissance flight over Java.Ref: 5
1944*The second Allied attempt to capture Monte Cassino begins.Ref: 36
1944*Japanese begin offensive toward Imphal and Kohima. 
1944*Italian town of Cassino destroyed by Allied bombing.Ref: 5
1951*French General de Lattre demands that Paris send him more troops for the fight in Indochina.Ref: 2
1967*President Lyndon Johnson names Ellsworth Bunker as the new ambassador to Saigon. Bunker replaces Lodge.Ref: 2
1968*(My Lai) Captain Medina gathers troops for a pep talk.Ref: 87
1968 Uprising in South Yemen.Ref: 5
1969 Violent Chinese-Russian border dispute (100s dead).Ref: 5
1976 Failed coup in Nigeria.Ref: 5
1978 Operation Litani: Israeli offensive in South Lebanon to rid area of Palestine guerrillas.Ref: 5
1981 Suriname failed coup under Sergeant-Major Wilfred Hawker.Ref: 5
1869*The Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first professional baseball team in America, had quite a day in Yellow Springs, OH, where they trounced Antioch 41-7.Ref: 4
1897 First indoor fly casting tournament opens, at Madison Square Garden.Ref: 5
1901*Horse racing is banned in San Francisco, last race March 16th.Ref: 5
1912*Pitcher Cy Young retires from baseball with 511 wins.Ref: 5
1945*World War II vet Bert Shepard tries out for the Senators as a pitcher despite losing a leg in the war.Ref: 1
1945*Dodgers open spring training at Bear Mountain NY.Ref: 5
1953*Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship.Ref: 5
1953*West Germany loses in soccer to Netherlands, 2-1.Ref: 5
1956 Whipper Billy Watson beats Lou Thesz in Toronto, to become NWA champion.Ref: 5
1958*Royals basketball star Maurice Stokes collapsed during a playoff game with encephalitis; he goes into a coma & is permanently disabled.Ref: 5
1958*Oscar Robertson of Cincinnati scores a NCAA midwest region-record 56 points.Ref: 5
1959 Robert Foster sets record by staying underwater 13 minutes 42.5 seconds.Ref: 5
1959*Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship.Ref: 5
1960*New Orlean's franchise in the Southern Association, the Pelicans, cease operations and is replaced by Little Rock.Ref: 1
1962*Wilt Chamberlain is 1st to score 4000 pts in an NBA season.Ref: 5
1962 Donald Jackson of Canada, is first to land a triple lutz ice skate jump.Ref: 5
1968*Bob Beamon, sets long jump record of 27' 2 3/4".Ref: 5
1971*Bernie Gera, a thirty-nine year old New York housewife, files a civil right suit against MLB after her contract to umpire in the New York-Penn League is voided after six days without an explanation.Ref: 1
1974*In Yuma, Arizona, Giant twenty-four game winner, Ron Bryant is hurt in a pool accident, his record will drop to 3-15 this season.Ref: 1
1975*Dodgers sign former Giant superstar Juan Marichal as a free agent, after two outings he will retire on April 17.Ref: 1
1975 Jevgeni Kulikov skates world record 500 meter (37.99 seconds).Ref: 5
1977*Tony Armas, Mitchell Page and four pitchers are traded to the A's for Phil Garner, Tommy Helms and Charlie Batton.Ref: 1
1978*A's trade Vida Blue to Giants for 7 players & $390,000.Ref: 5
1981*Patty Hayes wins LPGA Sun City Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1985*Larry Holmes TKOs David Bey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title in Las Vegas, NV.Ref: 5
1987*The place: Orlando, Florida. The golf course: the Arnold Palmer-designed Bay Hill layout. The tournament: the Bay Hill Classic. Don Pooley showed the golf world what a true million-dollar swing looked like, as he made a hole in one during the final round. The tournament sponsor had offered a million dollars to anyone making an ace. Pooley didn’t win the tourney, but won a lot more than anyone else.Ref: 4
1987*US Davis Cup team loses to Paraguay.Ref: 5
1988*NFL's St Louis Cardinals officially move to Phoenix.Ref: 5
1989*The New York Rangers retire goalie Eddie Giacomin's #1 uniform.Ref: 5
1991*Soviet pole vaulter Sergei Bubka cleared a record 20¼ feet during an international meet in San Sebastian, Spain.Ref: 5
1991*Colorado Baseball Partnership announces that the proposed baseball park will be named Coors Field.Ref: 86
1992*Brandie Burton wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship.Ref: 5
1994*Experts from American League certify Indian's Jacobs Field is properly lit.Ref: 5
1995*The 232 day baseball strike ends.Ref: 86
1997*Pittsburgh Penguins' Joe Mullen, is 1st American to score 500 NHL goals.Ref: 5
1998*Welch's/Circle K Golf Championship.Ref: 5
2000*In spring training action, Red Sox star Pedro Martinez and five relievers combined on a perfect exhibition game beating the Blue Jays, 5-0.Ref: 1
1885 First performance of César Franck's "Lesson Djinns".Ref: 5
1908 First performance of Maurice Ravel's "Rapsodie Espagnole".Ref: 5
1915 Universal Studios moves over the hill from Hollywood to the San Fernando Valley and becomes one of the largest studio facilities in the world.Ref: 73
1922*First southern radio station begins radio transmissions (WSB-AM, Atlanta GA).Ref: 5
1945*Billboard publishes its 1st album chart (King Cole Trio is #1).Ref: 5
1945*17th Academy Awards: "Going my Way", Bing Cosby & Ingrid Bergman win. The celebration at Grauman's Chineses Theatre is the first to be broadcast on radio on ABC.Ref: 5
1948*Sir Laurence Olivier was on the cover of LIFE magazine for his starring role in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.Ref: 4
1950*Disney's "Cinderella" the studios return to fairy tale stories and the first voice work of June Foray premieres.Ref: 73
1950*Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Consul" premieres at Barrymore Theater NYC for 269 performances.Ref: 5
1952*"2 in the Aisle" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 276 performances.Ref: 5
1955*Dutch 2nd Chamber requires TV licenses.Ref: 5
1956*"My Fair Lady" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 2,715 performances.Ref: 5
1958*"Body Beautiful" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 60 performances.Ref: 5
1959*The musical, No Strings, opened on Broadway at the 54th Street Theatre. Richard Kiley and Diahann Carroll starred in the show. Also featured was the show’s composer in an acting role, singing his own lyrics. The composer was Richard Rodgers.Ref: 4
1962*Richard Rogers' "No Strings" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 580 performances.Ref: 5
1964*Actress Elizabeth Taylor marries actor Richard Burton in Montreal; it was her fifth marriage, his second.Ref: 70
1965*TGIFriday's 1st restaurant opens in New York NY.Ref: 5
1966*8th Grammy Awards: Taste of Honey, Tom Jones, Sintra & Streisand.Ref: 5
1968*Diocese of Rome announces that it "deplored the concept", but wouldn't prohibit rock & roll masses at Church of San Lessio Falconieri.Ref: 5
1968*LIFE magazine calls Jimi Hendrix "most spectacular guitarist in the world".Ref: 5
1970 Expo '70 opens in Osaka, Japan.Ref: 5
1970*Gary Geld & Peter Udell's "Purlie" premieres at Broadway Theater NYC for 689 performances.Ref: 5
1971*CBS television announces it was dropping "The Ed Sullivan Show" from its program line-up after 23 years on the network.Ref: 4
1977*The first episode of "Eight is Enough" is aired on ABC-TV. Mark Hamill starred in the opening show and, for a very few shows, as son, David. He left to star in the motion picture, Star Wars as Luke Skywalker, gaining considerable notoriety from the George Lucas film epic.Ref: 4
1981*"Broadway Follies" opens/closes at Nederlander Theater NYC.Ref: 5
1984*John Lennon's single "I'm Stepping Out" is released ( 4 years after his death ).Ref: 5
1984*10th People's Choice Awards: Brooke Shields.Ref: 5
1987*"Starlight Express" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 761 performances.Ref: 5
1987*"Sweet Charity" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 368 performances.Ref: 5
1987*13th People's Choice Awards: Bill Cosby.Ref: 5
1989*"Les Miserables" opens at Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto.Ref: 5
1998*"Cabaret" opens at Club Expo Theater NYC.Ref: 5
76*Hadrian Roman Emperor (builder of Hadrian's Wall), is born.Ref: 5
1493*Anne Pierre Adrien duke of Montmorency marshal of France, is born.Ref: 5
1614*Franciscus Sylvius, German physician, physiologist and chemist, is born.Ref: 70
1666 Georg Baehr German master builder (Frauenkirche, Dresden), is born.Ref: 5
1678*Dominique Marie Valet French Roman Catholic/old-catholic bishop, is born.Ref: 5
1713*Nicolas Louis de Lacaille astronomer who mapped the Southern Hemisphere, is born.Ref: 5
1733*Johann Zoffany German painter, baptized, is born.Ref: 5
1754*Silvestro Palma composer, is born.Ref: 5
1767*Andrew Jackson, the 7th U.S. President (1829-37), is born in Waxhaw, SC.Ref: 70
1768*(date speculative) Tecumseh, the second son of Shawnee War Chief Pucksinwah, is born in March under a comet.Ref: 57
1779*William Lamb (Whig) Viscount Melbourne, British Prime Minister (1834, 1835-41) and adviser to Queen Victoria, is born.Ref: 5
1790*Nicola Vaccai composer, is born.Ref: 5
1801*Coenraad J van Houten Dutch cocoa manufacturer, is born.Ref: 5
1808*Gaetano Gaspari composer, is born.Ref: 5
1809*Joseph Jenkins Roberts, the first President of Liberia, is born.Ref: 5
1810*Aernout Drost Dutch literary (Hermingard van de Eikenterpen), is born.Ref: 5
1811*Robert Allen Brevet Major General (Union Army), died in 1886, is born.Ref: 5
1824*Jules Chevalier, French priest, author and founder of the Sacred Heart Missionaries, is born.Ref: 70
1824*Branko Radicevic Serbian poet (1st Serbian Uprising), is born.Ref: 5
1830*Paul von Heyse Germany, writer (Nobel 1910), is born.Ref: 5
1831*Edward Aylesworth Perry Brigadier General (Confederate Army), is born.Ref: 5
1835*Eduard Strauss Austria, composer (318 Dance), is born.Ref: 5
1836*Henrique Alves de Mesquita composer, is born.Ref: 5
1838 Alice Cunningham Fletcher ethnologist/author/Indian music (Stranger in Her Native Land), is born.Ref: 5
1851*Jozef Surzynski composer, is born.Ref: 5
1852*Lady Augusta Gregory Ireland, playwright/poet/Yates mistress, is born.Ref: 5
1854*Emil von Behring, first recipient of the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1901, is born.Ref: 2
1855*Lútzen Wagenaar Frisian writer/vicar (Tsjerk Ages), is born.Ref: 5
1857*Christian Michelsen, Norwegian prime minister; separated Norway from Sweden in 1905, is born.Ref: 70
1858*Liberty Hyde Bailey, a US botanist who traveled around the world to collect and classify thousands of plants, is born.Ref: 70
1864*Johan Halvorsen composer, is born.Ref: 5
1864*Leslie Stuart composer, is born.Ref: 5
1867*Will Rossiter composer, is born.Ref: 5
1867*Lionel Pigot Johnson England, poet/critic (Ireland & Other Poems), is born.Ref: 5
1871*Betsy van den Arend Dutch [Betje], actress (Miss Hobbs), is born.Ref: 5
1873*Lee Shubert, producer (theatres in New York & Los Angeles named after him), is born.Ref: 5
1873*David Vaughan Thomas composer, is born.Ref: 5
1874*Harold L Ickes social activist, New Deal politician, is born.Ref: 5
1879*Gerrit J Heering Dutch theologist (Fall of Christianity), is born.Ref: 5
1884*Rudolf Piskacek composer, is born.Ref: 5
1894*Slava Vorlova, composer, is born.Ref: 5
1900*Gilberto Freye Brazilian sociologist/writer, is born.Ref: 5
1901*Colin McPhee Montréal Canada, composer (H2O, Mechanical Princibles), is born.Ref: 5
1901*J Pat O'Malley Burnley England, actor (Touch of Grace, Gunn, Star!), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Theo Uden Marsman Dutch orchestra leader, is born.Ref: 5
1902*Henri Saint Cyr, Swedish equestrian; winner of two Olympic gold medals, is born.Ref: 70
1902*Kitty Masters actress, is born.Ref: 5
1902*Zarah [Stina Hedberg] Leander Karlstad Vämanland Sweden, singer/actress (Gabriela), is born.Ref: 5
1904*George Brent Dublin Ireland, actor (42nd St, Jezebel), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Joe E Ross comedian (Gunther Toody-Car 54, Ritzik-Phil Silvers Show) is born.Ref: 5
1905*Berthold Schenck von Stauffenberg attempted to assassinate Hitler, is born.Ref: 5
1907*Jimmy McPartland jazz musician: cornetist; played for the Wolverine Orchestra, Embassy Four; bandleader; actor: The Magic Horn; played at Newport Jazz Festival with wife, Marian; is born.Ref: 4
1907*Paul Maxey Wheaton IL, actor (Matt-Lassie, Mayor-People's Choice), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Ann Rutgers van der Loeff-Basenau children book writer (Skating Race), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Duncan Stuart Wilson-MacDonald fighter pilot, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Louis Paul Boon Flemish writer (Kapellekensbaan), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Sam [Lightnin'] Hopkins Centerville TX, blues stylist (Ball of Twine), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Lex Goudsmit Dutch actor (Fiddler on the Roof), is born.Ref: 5
1913*MacDonald Carey Sioux City IA, actor (One Life to Live, Dream Girl), is born.Ref: 5
1913 Lew Wasserman is born.Ref: 10
1915*David Schoenbrun CBS broadcast bureau head (Washington DC, Paris France), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Richard Ward Glenside PA, actor (Beacon Hill), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Harry (Haag) James trumpeter, bandleader: Sweet Georgia Brown, Chiribiribin, And the Angels Sing, Two O’clock Jump, You Made Me Love You, Music Makers, Strictly Instrumental, I’ll Get By; married to Betty Grable (second of four wives); is born in Albany GA.Ref: 4
1916*Geert Lubberhuizen publisher (Busy Bee), is born.Ref: 5
1918 Janet Leach, potter, is born.Ref: 5
1918*Richard Ellmann US, literary scholar/writer (Oscar Wilde), is born.Ref: 5
1919*John Gregson Liverpool England, actor (Gideon CID, Shirley's World), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Lawrence Tierney Brooklyn, actor (Abduction, Dillinger), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Ranganandhan Francis India, field hockey (Olympics-gold-1948, 52, 56), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Louis Boon writer, is born.Ref: 5
1923*George Vogel race horse trainer, is born.Ref: 5
1923 Laurence A Tisch, New York NY, CEO (Loews Corp), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Juij Bondarew writer, is born.Ref: 5
1924*Lockrem Johnson composer, is born.Ref: 5
1926*Pro Football Hall of Famer quarterback for the LA Rams, Philadelphia Eagles, Norm Van Brocklin is born.Ref: 4
1926*Benjamin Burwell Johnson composer, is born.Ref: 5
1926*Tim Valentine (Representative-Democrat-NC, 1983- ), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Philip Vincent Belloc Jebb architect, is born.Ref: 5
1927*Carl Smith country singer: Let’s Live a Little, Loose Talk, Trademark, Satisfaction Guaranteed; actor: The Badge of Marshall Brennan, Buffalo Guns; member: Grand Ole Opry, is born in Maynardville TN.Ref: 4
1928*Nicolas Flagello composer, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Tiezo Matsumura composer, is born.Ref: 5
1932*Apollo 12 Astronaut Alan (LaVern) Bean, fourth man to set foot on the moon (on Nov 19, 1969), is born in Wheeler TX.Ref: 4
1932*David Alliance Iran/British textile factory/multi-millionaire, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Roy Clark, country singer (Hee Haw), is born.Ref: 5
1933*(US Supreme Court Justice) Justice of the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is born.Ref: 68
1933*Ronald Roseman composer, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Cecil Taylor jazz pianist, international concert artist, composer; taught black music and led Black Music Ensemble at U. of Wisconsin, Antioch, N.J. Glassboro State, is born.Ref: 4
1934*Daniel George "Danny" Apolinar composer/songwriter, is born.Ref: 5
1934*Wolfgang Hufschmidt composer, is born.Ref: 5
1935*Judd Hirsch Bronx NY, actor (Alex-Taxi, Dear John, Ordinary People), is born.Ref: 68
1935*Televangelist Jimmy (Lee) Swaggert is born.Ref: 4
1935*Jimmy (Lee) Swaggert TV evangelist: Jimmy Swaggart Ministries; cousin of singer Jerry Lee Lewis, is born.Ref: 4
1936*Donald K Sundquist (Representative-Republican-TN, 1983- ), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Dick Higgins composer, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Robert Nye writer (Facts of Life & other fiction, 3 Views of Man), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Phil Lesh (Chapman) musician: bass: group: Grateful Dead: St. Stephen, China Cat Sunflower, Dark Star, Uncle John’s Band, New Speedway Boogie, Truckin’, Box of Rain, Alabama Gateway; composer: electronic music, is born in Berkeley CA.Ref: 4
1941*Dick Top Dutch actor/director (Witch of Haarlem), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Mike Love Los Angeles CA, rock saxophonist/vocalist (Beach Boys-In My Room, Surfin' USA), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Hughie Flint London England, rock drummer (Bonzo Dog Band), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Brenda Scott Cincinnati OH, actress (Midge-Road West), is born.Ref: 5
1943*David Cronenberg Toronto Ontario, director (Shivers, Fly, Brood), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Chi Cheng Taiwan, sprinter/80 meter hurdler (Olympics-Bronze-68), is born.Ref: 5
1944*David Costell Pittsburgh PA, rocker (Gary Lewis & the Playboys-This Diamond Ring), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Jacques Doillon director/writer (La Fille de Quinze Ans), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Ralph MacDonald rock percussionist (Graceland), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Sly Stone (Sylvester Stewart) musician, singer: group: Sly & The Family Stone: Dance to the Music, Everyday People, Hot Fun in the Summertime, Thank You, Family Affair; Former San Francisco DJ, is born in Dallas TX.Ref: 4
1945*Tracy Smith runner: Road Runner of the Year [Master Male: 1987]Ref: 4
1945*Jörgen Sundelin Sweden, yachtsman (Olympics-gold-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Mark J Green Brooklyn NY, lawyer/author (Closed Enterprise System), is born.Ref: 5
1946*David Wall English ballet dancers/director (Royal Academy of Dancing), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Bobby (Lee) Bonds baseball: SF Giants [individual record for season strikeouts [189 in 1970/all-star: 1971, 1973], NY Yankees, California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, SL Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Howard Scott musician: guitar, singer: group: War: LPs: All Day Music, The World is a Ghetto, Why Can’t We be Friends? is born in San Pedro CA.Ref: 4
1947*Larisa Grigoriyevna Pozharskaya Russian cosmonaut, is born.Ref: 5
1947*Stomu Yamash'ta composer, is born.Ref: 5
1947*Tomas Pettersson Sweden, cyclist (Olympics-silver-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Ry (Ryland) Cooder musician: guitar: Sister Morphine, Ditty Wah Ditty [w/Earl Hines]; composer: Mama Don’t Treat Your Daughter Mean, UFO Has Landed in the Ghetto, I’m Drinking Again, Hard Workin’ Man, is born in Los Angeles CA.Ref: 4
1949*John Duttine actor (Day of the Triffids), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Judi Spiers TV presenter, is born.Ref: 5
1954*Craig Wasson Eugene OR, actor (Body Double, 4 Friends, Men's Club), is born.Ref: 5
1955*(Long Island) Dee Snider, Massapequa NY, (Twisted Sister-We're Not Gonna Take It), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Marcia McCabe Bryn Mawr PA, actress (Alicia Grande-1 Live to Live), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Clay Matthews NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Park Overall Nashville TN, actress (Laverne-Empty Nest, Mississippi Burning), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Laura Carrington actress (Simone Hardy-General Hospital, Louisa-Alphabet City), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Eliot Teltscher California, tennis player (US Davis Cup team), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Harold Baines Easton MD, outfielder (Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Donna Smith Portland OR, playmate (March, 1985), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Craig Ludwig Rhinelander, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Fabio [Lanzoni] Italy, romance novels model (Fabio After Dark), is born.Ref: 5
1961*John Melendez jockey, is born.Ref: 5
1961*Terry Cummings NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers), is born.Ref: 5
1962*-Jimmy Baio Brooklyn NY, actor (Billy Tate-Soap, Brass, Playing for Keeps), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Igor Aleinikov, film maker, is born.Ref: 5
1962*Steve Coy rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Terrence Trent D'Arby New York NY, rock vocalist (Wishing Well), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Bret Michaels Harrisburg PA, guitarist (Poison-Talk Dirty to Me), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Don Simington jockey, is born.Ref: 5
1963*Frans Koenn Dutch rock bassist (Loïs Lane-Precious), is born.Ref: 5
1963*-Jimmy Baio Brooklyn NY, actor (Billy Tate-Soap), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Alison Johnson Tustin CA, WPVA volleyball player (US Open-4th-1993), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Ron Hall NFL tight end (Detroit Lions), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Rockwell (Kennedy William Gordy) singer: Somebody’s Watching Me; son of Motown founder, Berry Gordy, is born in Detroit MI.Ref: 4
1965*Marianne Morris Middletown OH, LPGA golfer (1995 McDonald's LPGA-3rd), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Chris Bruno actor (Michael-All My Children, Dennis-Another World), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Karen Weiss St Paul MN, LPGA golfer (1995 Chick-fil-A Charity-7th), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Kirk Scrafford NFL tackle (San Francisco 49ers), is born.Ref: 5
1968*John Tardy US heavy metalist (Obituary, Slowly We Rot), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Rob Anderson Kamloops British Columbia, Canadian Tour golfer (British Columbia Amateur-1990, 92), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Sabrina Salerno Genoa Italy, Miss Italy (1984)/singer (Boys), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Louis Riddick NFL safety (Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Chris Dalman NFL guard/center (San Francisco 49ers), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Diego Nargiso Naples Italy, tennis pro, is born.Ref: 5
1970*Eric Castle NFL free safety (San Diego Chargers), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Paul Kruse Merritt, NHL left wing (Calgary Flames), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Patrick Reidy Melbourne Victoria Australia, basketball forward (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Reyna Royo Miss Panamá-Universe (1996), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Robbie Pratt jockey, is born.Ref: 5
1972*Casey Cristin Mizell Miss South Carolina-USA (1997), is born.Ref: 5
1972*David Rhodes WLAF wide receiver (Rhein Fire), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Filip Dewulf Belgium, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1972*Oliver Gibson NFL defensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Steve Danielson Honolulu, field hockey defender (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Franca Fehlauer Hamburg Germany, golfer (Belgian International Jr champion 1991), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Imad Baba Humble TX, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Cornell Brown linebacker (Baltimore Ravens), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Laurent Gras hockey forward (Team France 1998), is born.Ref: 5
1980*Deidra Graham Salt Lake City UT, gymnast (alternate-Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1986*Tyler Noyes actor (CJ-One Life to Live), is born.Ref: 5
1989*Caitlin Wachs actress (Chloe Waters-Profiler)Ref: 5
-44*-BC- The Roman dictator, Julius Caesar, is assassinated by a group of nobles that include Brutus and Cassius.Ref: 70
493*Odiaker German army leader/King of Italy (476-93), dies.Ref: 5
752*Zachary Greek/Italian Pope (741-52), dies.Ref: 5
963*Romanus II Byzantine emperor (959-63), dies at 25.Ref: 5
1034*Mieszko II King of Poland (1025-34), dies.Ref: 5
1673*Salvatore Rosa Italian painter (Baroque)/poet/music/actor, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1723*Johann C Günther writer, dies at 27.Ref: 5
1731 Adolf H van Rechteren Dutch diplomat/politician, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1815*Friedrich Anton Mesmer, Austria, physician/hypnotist (Mesmerism), dies.Ref: 4
1842*Maria Luigi C Z S Cherubini, Italian-born French composer of opera and sacred music (Dies Irae), dies at 81.Ref: 68
1880*Jan K J de Jonge Dutch historian, dies at 51.Ref: 5
1881*Emory Upton US Union General-Major (Selma), commits suicide at 42.Ref: 5
1883*Karol Studzinski composer, dies at 55.Ref: 5
1888*Squire Whipple, American civil engineer, inventor and theoretician, dies at age 83.Ref: 70
1889*Melville Bissell, American inventor of the carpet sweeper, dies at age 45.Ref: 4
1889*6 US & German warships perish in harbor of Apia Samoa, 200 die.Ref: 5
1898*Sir Henry Bessemer inventor: the Bessemer process of converting pig iron to steel; dies.Ref: 4
1905 Arnold Kerdijk Dutch liberal/founder (Social Weekly), dies at 60.Ref: 5
1905*B Amalie Skram-Alver Norwegian author (Paa St Jørgen), dies at 58.Ref: 5
1906*Alfred Gilpin Jones Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia (1900-06), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1918*Jose Silvestre de los Dolores White Lafitte composer, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1918*Juliette Marie Olga Lili Boulanger composer, dies at 24.Ref: 5
1918*Lili Boulanger composer, dies at 24.Ref: 5
1918*James Stillman, American financier and banker, dies at age 67.Ref: 70
1929*Pine-Top Smith jazz pianist (Boogie Woogie Piano), dies at 24.Ref: 5
1930*Antonio Beltramelli writer, dies at 51.Ref: 5
1934*Davidson Black, Canadian physician and physical anthropologist (identified Peking Man), dies at age 49.Ref: 70
1937*H.P. (Howard Phillips) Lovecraft author: horror stories, science fiction: The Color Out of Space, The Dunwich Horror, The Thing on the Doorstep, Call of Cthulhu ; dies.Ref: 4
1941*Blizzard in North Dakota kills 151.Ref: 5
1942*Alexander van Zemlinsky Austrian/US composer (African Dance), dies at 70.Ref: 5
1944*Otto von Below German commandant (WWI), dies at 86.Ref: 5
1945*(date uncertain) Anne Frank dies of typhus at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp at age 15.Ref: 35
1945 Herman B Wiardi Beckman Dutch MP (SDAP), dies at 41.Ref: 5
1950*Alice Stone Blackwell, American women's suffragist and editor, dies at age 92.Ref: 5
1954*Arthur Fickenscher composer, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1959*Duncan Hines US, restaurant guide writer (Out of Kentucky Kitchens), cake-mix mogul, dies.Ref: 4
1962*Arthur Holly Compton, American Nobel Prize-winning physicist (1927), dies at age 69.Ref: 70
1962*Sam Wren actor (Wren's Nest), dies at 64.Ref: 5
1964*Paul Cavanagh actor (Black Arrow, Woman in Green), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1966*Racial riots erupt in the Watts section of Los Angeles. Two die, 25 are injured.Ref: 5
1966*Abe Saperstein founder (Harlem Globetrotters), dies at age 63.Ref: 5
1966*Heinrich Lemacher composer, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1969*Miles Malleson actor/writer (Postman's Knock), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1970*Josef Martin Bauer writer, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1970*Tarjei Vesaas Nowegian author/novelist/writer (Isslottet), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1971*Jean-Pierre Monseré Flemish cyclist, dies at 22.Ref: 5
1972*A Danish airliner hits a mountain in Sheikdom of Oman killing 112.Ref: 5
1973*Carl Benton Reid actor (Burke's Law), dies at 82.Ref: 5
1975*Antonino Rocca professional wrestler/sportscaster, dies at 49.Ref: 5
1975 Aristotle Onassis Greek shipping magnate: 2nd husband of Jaqueline Kennedy; dies near Paris at age 69.Ref: 4
1976*Jo Mielziner, American stage designer, dies at age 74.Ref: 2
1976 Jo Mielziner, American stage designer, dies at age 74.Ref: 70
1977*Kamal Joemblat Lebanese politician, murdered.Ref: 5
1979*Leonide Massine, Russian dancer and choreographer of over 50 ballets, dies at age 82.Ref: 70
1981*Rene Clair, French film director, dies at age 82.Ref: 70
1982*Actress Theresa Saladana, stabbed repeatedly by obsessed fan.Ref: 5
1983*Dame Rebecca West (Cicily Fairfield) author: The Meaning of Treason, A Train of Powder, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, Henry James, The Thinking Reed, The Birds Fall Down; dies at age 90.Ref: 4
1983*José Luis Sert Spanish-US architect/urban developer, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1984*Tommy Cooper comedian, collapses & dies on stage.Ref: 5
1987*Sterling W Cole (Representative-Republican-NY), dies at 82.Ref: 5
1988*Dmitri F Polyakov, Russian Secretary-General/top spy for US, executed.Ref: 5
1990*(Heisman Trophy 1940) Tom Harmon football: University of Michigan [Heisman Trophy: 1940], AFL: NY Americans [1941], NFL: LA Rams [1946-1947]; broadcaster: ABC Sports; World War II fighter pilot [Silver Star, Purple Heart]; father of actor Mark Harmon, dies in Los Angeles at age 70. (TWA, 1991)Ref: 95
1991*Budd [Lawrence] Freeman US jazz saxophonist (Eel), dies at 84.Ref: 5
1991*Eileen Sedgwick silent film actress (Hot Heels), dies at 93.Ref: 5
1992*Helen Deutsch screenwriter, dies of natural causes.Ref: 5
1992*Jack Washburn actor (Black Orchid), dies after long illness at 64.Ref: 5
1992*Vanessa Lee actress (Split), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1993*Anthony Bowles music writer (Jesus Christ Superstar), dies at 61.Ref: 5
1993*Dennis Gregory actor (Village of the Damn), dies of pneumonia at 40.Ref: 5
1993*Ricardo M Arias Espinosa President of Panamá (1955-56), dies.Ref: 5
1993*Searchers find the body of the 6th and final victim of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in NY. (XDG, p 4A, 3/15/2003)Ref: 83
1994*Mae Zetterling Swedish actress (Night Games), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1995*Carlos Menem Jr son of Argentine President, dies at 26.Ref: 5
1995 Florence Chadwick dies.Ref: 10
1996*Helen Chadwick artist, dies at 42.Ref: 5
1996*Olga Rudge violinist, dies at 100.Ref: 5
1996 Roswell Leavitt Gilpatric lawyer/diplomat, dies at 89.Ref: 5
1997*Gail Davis (Betty Jeanne Grayson) actress: On Top of Old Smoky, Blue Canadian Rockies, Cow Town, Brand of Fear, Winning of the West; dies at age 72.Ref: 4
1998*Dr. Benjamin Spock, whose child care guidance spanned half a century, dies in San Diego at 94.Ref: 70
2000*TV funnyman Durward (Randall) Kirby dies in Fort Myers, Fla., at age 88. (TWA, 2001)Ref: 95
2001*Chechen men wielding knives and claiming to have a bomb, hijack a Russian plane carrying 174 people after it left Turkey and forced it to land in the holy Saudi city of Medina. (Saudi special forces stormed it the following day; a flight attendent, a passenger and a hijacker were killed.) (XDG, p 4A, 3/15/2002)Ref: 83
2001*Ann Sothern (Harriette Lake) actress: Lady Be Good, Panama Hattie, The Whales of August, The Ann Sothern Show, voice of My Mother, the Car, dies in Ketchum, ID at age 92.Ref: 4
2003*(Susan Harvey) Lucille Harvey, the Alzheimer's-stricken mother of Susan Harvey, who attempted to suffocate her in the nursing home where the mother lived and Susan the daughter worked, dies of congestive heart failure. (XDG, p 1A, 3/21/2001)Ref: 83

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