Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
March 20th

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141*6th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet.Ref: 5
1345*Saturn/Jupiter/Mars-conjunction; thought to be the "cause of the plague epidemic".Ref: 5
1525*Paris' parliament begins pursuit of Protestants.Ref: 5
1569 Duke van Alva leads "tenth penning" in Ponts the Cé.Ref: 5
1598 French king Henri IV & duke van Mercour sign treaty.Ref: 5
1602 United Dutch East Indian Company (VOC) forms.Ref: 5
1616*Walter Raleigh released from Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana.Ref: 5
1627 France & Spain signs accord for fighting protestantism.Ref: 5
1739 In India, Nadir Shah of Persia occupies Delhi and takes possession of the Peacock throne.Ref: 2
1760*The great fire of Boston destroys 349 buildings.Ref: 2
1792*In Paris, the Legislative Assembly approves the use of the guillotine.Ref: 2
1814*Prince Willem Frederik becomes monarch of Netherlands.Ref: 5
1815*Napoleon enters Paris after his escape from Elba, begins 100-day rule.Ref: 5
1816*The Supreme Court affirms its right to review state court decisions.Ref: 70
1819*The Burlington Arcade in London opens.Ref: 62
1828*Norwegian poet-dramatist Henrik Ibsen was born.Ref: 70
1833*US & Siam conclude commercial treaty.Ref: 5
1835*Greene Street is created in Xenia OH. (XDG, 3/2/1984)Ref: 83
1848*King Louis I of Bayern abdicates to marry dancer Lola Montez.Ref: 5
1854*In a one story schoolhouse in Ripon WI, 54 citizens, including three women, dissolve their local committees and choose five men to serve as the committee of the new party: , Jebediah Bowen, Amos Loper, Abram Thomas and Jacob Woodruff. Said Mr. Bovay, "We went into the little meeting Whigs, Free Soilers and Democrats. We came out as the first Republicans in the Union." Ref 
1865*A plan by John Wilkes Booth to abduct President Abraham Lincoln was foiled when Lincoln changed plans and failed to appear at the Soldier’s Home near Washington, DC.Ref: 4
1865*Michigan authorizes workers' cooperatives.Ref: 5
1868*Jesse James Gang robs bank in Russelville KY of $14,000.Ref: 5
1883*Unity treaty of Paris signed; protects industrial property.Ref: 5
1886*First AC power plant in US begins commercial operation, Massachusetts.Ref: 5
1890 German emperor Wilhelm II fires republic chancellor Otto Von Bismarck.Ref: 5
1890*The General Federation of Womens' Clubs is founded.Ref: 5
1891*The first computing scale company was incorporated in Dayton, OH.Ref: 4
1897*First US orthodox Jewish Rabbinical seminary (RIETS) incorporates in New York.Ref: 5
1897 France signs treaty with emperor Menelik II of Abyssinia.Ref: 5
1906 Army officers in Russia mutiny at Sevastopol.Ref: 2
1906*(Shipp) Blacks in Chattanooga protest the lynching of Ed Johnson by staying home from work. The mayor orders all saloons closed and 200 men are deputized. In Washington, justices of the Supreme Court meet to discuss what might be done about the lynching. Justice Harlan says, "the mandate of the Supreme Court has for the first time in the history of the country been openly defied by a community." Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes tells reporters, "In all likelihood, this was a case of an innocent man improperly branded a guilty brute and condemned to die from the start." President Theodore Roosevelt also condemned the lynching, calling it "contemptuous of the Court."Ref: 87
1918 The Bolsheviks of the Soviet Union ask for American aid to rebuild their army.Ref: 2
1920*Bugatti delivered its first sixteen-valve luxury car to a customer in Basel, Switzerland.Ref: 3
1920*First flight from London to South Africa lands (1½ months).Ref: 5
1922*President Warren G. Harding orders U.S. troops back from the Rhineland.Ref: 2
1922*The 11,500-ton Langley was commissioned into the U.S. Navy as America’s first aircraft carrier.Ref: 2
1923*Bavarian minister of Interior refuses to forbid Nazi SA.Ref: 5
1923*Belgian Senate rejects Dutch University in Ghent.Ref: 5
1924*Finnair begins scheduled flight of Helsinki-Tallinn.Ref: 5
1930*Clessie Cummins sets diesel engine speed record of 129.39 kph.Ref: 5
1931*Bishop Schreiber warns against national-socialism in Berlin.Ref: 5
1932*The German dirigible, Graf Zepplin, makes the first flight to South America on regular schedule.Ref: 2
1932 Kara-Kalpak Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Kara-Kalpak ASSR.Ref: 5
1933*Nazis open first concentration camp at Dachau outside Munich to incarcerate Communists.Ref: 5
1939*(US Supreme Court Justice) President Franklin D. Roosevelt names William O. Douglas to the Supreme Court.Ref: 2
1939*7,000 Jews flee German occupied Memel Lithuania.Ref: 5
1940*Paul Reynoud becomes French premier.Ref: 5
1944*Mount Vesuvius, Italy explodes.Ref: 5
1944*3 monarchs in exile + George VI attend wedding of King Peter II of Yugoslavia & Alexandra in London.Ref: 10
1946 Belgian government of Spaak, resigns.Ref: 5
1947*180-metric ton blue whale (record) caught in South Atlantic.Ref: 5
1952*US Senate's final ratification of peace treaty restoring sovereignty to Japan.Ref: 5
1956*Mount Bezymianny on Kamchatka Peninsula (USSR) explodes.Ref: 5
1956 E Ochab succeeds Beirut as first Secretary of Polish CP.Ref: 5
1956*Tunisia gains independence from France.Ref: 5
1956*Union workers ended a 156-day strike at Westinghouse Electric Corp.Ref: 5
1956*USSR performs nuclear test.Ref: 5
1957 Britain accepts NATO offer to mediate in Cyprus, but Greece rejects it.Ref: 5
1958*50" snow across the Mason-Dixon line.Ref: 5
1965*President Lyndon B. Johnson orders 4,000 troops to protect the Selma-Montgomery civil rights marchers.Ref: 2
1968*(Chicago 7) A federal grand jury indicts the Chicago Eight. 
1968*President Lyndon Johnson signs a bill removing gold backing from US paper money.Ref: 5
1969*Senator Edward Kennedy calls on the United States to close all bases in Taiwan.Ref: 2
1969*(Chicago 7) A federal grand jury indicts the Chicago Eight.Ref: 87
1969 Abebe Bikila's auto-accident, near Addis Ababa.Ref: 5
1972 Sicco L. Mansholt succeeds Franco M. Malfatti as chairman of European Committee.Ref: 5
1974*(Patty Hearst) Patty Hearst is convicted of armed robbery and sentenced to 7 years in prison.Ref: 3
1976*(Patty Hearst) In California, newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst is convicted of taking part in a 1974 armed robbery of a San Francisco bank, and is subsequently sentenced to seven years in prison.Ref: 3
1977*Premier Indira Gandhi loses election in India.Ref: 2
1977*Parisians elect former Prime Minister Jacques Chirac as first mayor in a century.Ref: 5
1980*The US appeals to International Court on hostages in Iran.Ref: 5
1981*Argentine ex-President Isabel Perón sentenced to 8 years.Ref: 5
1981*Jean Harris is sentenced 15-to-life for slaying of the "Scarsdale Diet" author Dr Herman Townower. She would serve almost 12 years.Ref: 5
1982*France performs nuclear test.Ref: 5
1982 Reverend A Treurnicht forms Conservative Party of South Africa.Ref: 5
1984*Senate rejects amendment to permit spoken prayer in public schools.Ref: 5
1985 For the first time in its 99-year history, Avon representatives received something instead of cosmetics -- a salary. Up to that time, the Avon lady used to get paid solely on commissions.Ref: 4
1986*Jacques Chirac become Prime Minister of French government.Ref: 5
1986*228 KPH gust of wind strikes Cairngorm (UK record).Ref: 5
1989*Richard J Kerr replaces Robert M Gates as deputy director of CIA.Ref: 5
1990*Namibia became an independent nation, marking the end of 75 years of South African rule.Ref: 70
1991*US forgives $2 billion in loans to Poland.Ref: 2
1991*The Supreme Court rules that employers could not adopt "fetal protection" policies barring women of child-bearing age from certain hazardous jobs.Ref: 5
1991*Court awards Peggy Lee $3 million in contract violation suit against Disney.Ref: 5
1992*America OnLine goes public.Ref: 3
1992*Noriega's wife Felicidad arrested for stealing buttons from dresses.Ref: 5
1993*Russian President Boris Yeltsin declared emergency rule, setting a referendum on whether the people trusted him or the hard-line Congress to govern.Ref: 70
1994 El Salvador's first Presidential election following 12-year-old civil war. Armando Calderon Sid of the ARENA party wins in a runoff election.Ref: 5
1994 Zulu-king Goodwill Zwelithini founds realm in South Africa.Ref: 5
1995*Dow-Jones hits 4083.68 (record).Ref: 5
1996*A jury in Los Angeles convicts Erik and Lyle Menendez of first degree murder in the shotgun slayings of their millionaire parents.Ref: 5
1996*The British government says that a rare brain disease that had killed 10 people was probably linked to the so-called "mad cow disease", essentially admitting humans can catch CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease aka Mad Cow Disease).Ref: 5
1997*Liggett Group, the maker of Chesterfield cigarettes, settled 22 state lawsuits by agreeing to warn on every pack that smoking is addictive and admitting the industry markets cigarettes to teen-agers.Ref: 70
1999*Bertrand Piccard of Switzerland and Brian Jones of Britain became the first aviators to fly a hot-air balloon around the world nonstop.Ref: 70
2000*Former Black Panther Jamil Abdulla Al-Amin, once known as H. Rap Brown, is captured in Alabama. He was wanted in a fatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy. Al-Amin maintains his innocence.Ref: 70
2002*Arthur Andersen pleaded innocent to charges it had shredded documents and deleted computer files related to Enron.Ref: 70
2004*(I-270 Sniper) Columbus [OH] resident Charles A McCoy, the prime suspect in the I-270 sniper shootings, is transported from Las Vegas NV to Columbus OH to appear in court on Monday, 3/22/2004. (XDG, p 2A, 3/20/2004)Ref: 83
1697*Willem de Vlamingh returns to Batavia after exploring "South Land".Ref: 5
1800*Alessandro Volta publishes a description of the first battery. 
1865*The celebration of the first complete revolution of Uranus since its discoveryRef: 62
1885*John Matzeliger of Suriname patents shoe lacing machine.Ref: 5
1902*The first demonstration of mobile radio telephone is held on a ship in the Potomac River. The equipment was developed by Nathan Stubblefield, a telephone pioneer.Ref: 3
1934*Test of practical radar apparatus made by Rudolf Kuhnold in Kiel Germany.Ref: 5
1954*The first newspaper vending machine used (Columbia PA).Ref: 5
1964*ESRO established, European Space Research Organization.Ref: 5
1979*Columbia flies on Shuttle carrier aircraft to Kennedy Space Center.Ref: 5
1982*U.S. scientists return from Antarctica with the first land mammal fossils found there.Ref: 2
1983*BSD UNIX 4.2 releasedRef: 62
1987*The United State approves AZT, a drug that is proven to slow the progress of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).Ref: 2
1987*NASA launches Palapa B2P.Ref: 5
1800*French army defeats Turks at Helipolis Turkey, & advance to Cairo.Ref: 5
1836*Following a battle near Coleto Creek, the Texian force led by James W. Fannin is captured. Ref 
1863*Battle of Pensacola FL: evacuated by Federals.Ref: 5
1865*2nd day of Battle of Bentonville NC.Ref: 5
1896*US Marines land in Nicaragua to protect US citizens in the wake of a revolution.Ref: 5
1896 Uprising in Matabeleland.Ref: 5
1915*The French call off the Champagne offensive on the Western Front.Ref: 2
1916*Allies attack Zeebrugge Belgium.Ref: 5
1917*Wilson's Cabinet votes unanimously for war. 
1937 Franco-offensive at Guadalajara Spain.Ref: 5
1940*The British Royal Air Force conducts an all-night air raid on the Nazi airbase at Sylt, Germany.Ref: 2
1941*Nazi-German/Yugoslav pact drawn.Ref: 5
1942*Gen MacArthur vows, "I shall return".Ref: 5
1942*Major German assault on Malta.Ref: 5
1942*Convoy PQ13 departs Reykjavik Iceland to Russia.Ref: 5
1943*(through the 28th) Britain's Eighth Army under Montgomery breaks through the German Mareth Line in Tunisia.Ref: 36
1943*German U-384 bombed & sinks.Ref: 5
1945*US 70th Infantry division/7th Armour division attack Saar.Ref: 5
1945*British troops liberate Mandalay, Burma. 
1951 Indonesian army offensive against Darul Islam on Java.Ref: 5
1968 Military intervene in South-Yemen (leftist ministers resign).Ref: 5
1969*US President Nixon proclaims he will end Vietnam war in 1970.Ref: 5
2003*A Sea Knight helicopter crashes in Kuwait killing 8 British and 4 American soldiers. (WSJ, p A4, 7/23/2003)Ref: 33
2003*The US 3rd Infantry begins shelling Iraqi troops near the Kuwaiti border. (XDG, p 5A, 4/21/2003)Ref: 83
2003*A subdued Saddam Hussein appears on state-run television after the initial US air strike in Baghdad, accusing the US of a "shameful crime" and urging his people to "draw your sword" against the invaders. (XDG, p 4A, 3/20/2004)Ref: 83
1897*The first five-man basketball team intercollegiate basketball game to use five players per team was held. Yale beat Pennsylvania by a score of 32-10 in New Haven, CT.Ref: 4
1898 First recorded international cross country race between England and France.Ref: 10
1911 The National Squash Tennis Association was formed in New York City.Ref: 4
1914 First international figure-skating tournament held in US, New Haven, CT.Ref: 5
1920 US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Theresa Weld.Ref: 5
1920 US Men's Figure Skating Championship won by Sherwin Badger.Ref: 5
1924*Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens (NHL) sweep Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA) in 2.Ref: 5
1934*Babe Didrickson, a renown female athlete, pitches the first inning of a Philadelphia A's exhibition game; she gives up no hits and walks only one Dodger.Ref: 1
1934*Female Babe Didrickson pitches hitless inning for Philadelphia A's in exhibition game against Brooklyn Dodgers.Ref: 5
1937*In one of the biggest trades in Negro League history, Josh Gibson and Judy Johnson are traded to the Homestead Grays for $25,000 and two journeymen.Ref: 1
1943*Longtime favorite A's outfielder, Bob Johnson is traded to the Senators for Bob Estalella and Jimmy Pofahl.Ref: 1
1953*Senator Edwin C Johnson offers a bill to give baseball clubs the sole right to ban radio-TV broadcasts of major league games in their own territory.Ref: 5
1954*16th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: La Salle beats Bradley 92-76.Ref: 5
1958*The Phillies obtain Yankee first baseman Joe Collins, but he decides to retire rather than report to the City of Brotherly Love.Ref: 1
1961*The Yankees announce the team will oppose any plan that would enable the new NL expansion franchise to use Yankee Stadium which leaves the Polo Grounds as the only viable option for the new team until their new Flushing stadium is completed.Ref: 1
1962 Sjoukje Dijkstra becomes world champion figure skater.Ref: 5
1965*27th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Michigan 91-80.Ref: 5
1966*Marilynn Smith wins LPGA St Petersburg Women's Golf Open.Ref: 5
1971*Boston Bruins win 13th straight NHL game.Ref: 5
1973*In an exhibition game played in Puerto Rico, Willie Mays, subbing for manager Yogi Berra, pilots the Mets to an 8-3 win over the Pirates.Ref: 1
1973*In a special election, the BBWAA select the late Roberto Clemente to be a member of the HOF; the usual five year rule is waived by the hall's board of directors.Ref: 1
1976 Jevgeni Kulikov skates world record 1000 meter (1:15.70).Ref: 5
1978*Flyers' Rick MacLeash scores on 6th penalty shot against Islanders.Ref: 5
1983*Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open.Ref: 5
1985 Libby Riddles won the $50,000 top prize in the 1,135-mile Anchorage-to-Nome dog race. The Iditarod was called Alaska’s ultimate endurance test and this was the first time a woman had won. Libby completed the course in 18 days, twenty minutes and seventeen seconds.Ref: 4
1987 Yvonne van Gennip skates ladies world record 5 km (7 :0.36).Ref: 5
1988*Mike Tyson KOs Tony Tubbs in 2 for heavyweight boxing title.Ref: 83
1988*Laura Davies wins Circle K LPGA Tucson Golf Open.Ref: 5
1989*Peter Ueberroth, the commissioner of baseball, announces MLB is conducting an inquiry into gambling allegations concerning Reds' manager, Pete Rose.Ref: 1
1990*Los Angeles Lakers retire Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's #33.Ref: 5
1993 Dan Jansen skates world record 500 meter (36.02 seconds).Ref: 5
1994 Brett Hart wins WWF championship at Wrestlemania X at Madison Square Garden New York, by pinning Yokozuna.Ref: 5
1994*Laura Davies wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament.Ref: 5
1998*Jerry Colangelo of the Arizona Diamondbacks and county officials break bottles of sparkling water over the rotunda railings to highlight the official dedication ceremony at Bank One Ballpark.Ref: 86
2002*The Commissioner's office announces MLB will continue the practice that began after the September 11 attacks of singing 'God Bless America' during the seventh-inning stretch in each team's first homestand. In addition, an American flag patches will be worn on the jackets of all 30 major league teams this season and special logos will be used on Opening Day, Memorial Day weekend and the Fourth of July with Canadian versions designed for the Blue Jays and Expos.Ref: 1
1841 Edgar Allen Poe's "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", considered the first detective story, is published.Ref: 2
1852*American abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe, 41, published her classic antislavery novel, "Uncle Tom's Cabin." The controversy it kindled helped lead to the American Civil War, nine years later.Ref: 5
1885*Yiddish theater opens in New York with Golldfaden operetta.Ref: 5
1888*Fiction: Start of the Sherlock Holmes Adventure, "A Scandal in Bohemia".Ref: 5
1906 George B Shaw's "Captain Brassbound's Conversion" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1911*Winter Garden Theater opens at 1634 Broadway NYC.Ref: 5
1935 "Your Hit Parade" made its debut on radio.Ref: 5
1936*Benny Goodman and his orchestra recorded Christopher Columbus on Victor Records in, where else, Chicago, IL.Ref: 4
1943*MGM's "Dumb-Hounded", the first Droopy Cartoon.Ref: 73
1948*Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra were featured in the first televised symphonic concert. CBS-TV, with help from its then Philadelphia television station, WCAU-TV 10, carried the program from the Philadelphia Academy of Music, the home of the world-famous orchestra. The concert was televised live, at 5 p.m. Ninety minutes later, NBC-TV carried TV?s second symphonic concert. This one was from Carnegie Hall in New York City. Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra was featured in a presentation of Wagner compositions.Ref: 4
1948*20th Academy Awards: "Gentleman's Agreement", Ronald Colman, Loretta Young win.Ref: 5
1952*24th Academy Awards: "American in Paris", Humphrey Bogart & Vivian Leigh win.Ref: 5
1954*"King & I" closes at St James Theater NYC after 1246 performances.Ref: 5
1958 Greek Clandestine Burasi Bizim Radio (communist), Voice of Truth first transmission.Ref: 5
1963*Elliott Gould and Barbra Streisand wed.Ref: 4
1963 First "Pop Art" exhibition (New York NY).Ref: 5
1963*Sikkim crown prince Paldan Thondup Namgyal marries Hope Cooke.Ref: 5
1964*"Funny Girl" with Barbra Streisand opens on Broadway.Ref: 5
1967*Fashion model, Twiggy, arrived in the United States for a one-week stay. She quickly became the most sought-after subject of photographers due to her terrifically skinny-yet-wholesome good looks and the shortest dresses ever seen (to that time).Ref: 4
1967*Supremes release "The Happening".Ref: 5
1967*WOET (now WPTD) TV channel 16 in Dayton OH (PBS) begins broadcasting.Ref: 5
1969*Beatle John Lennon marries Yoko Ono at the Rock of Gibraltar on this day. Lennon called the location, “quiet, friendly and British.” He was the second Beatle to marry in eight days. Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman were wed a week earlier.Ref: 4
1982*Joan Jett & Blackhearts' "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" goes #1 for 7 weeks.Ref: 5
1984 Andy Kaufman & Fred Blassie's "My Breakfast With Blassie" premieres.Ref: 5
1985*CBS-TV presented The Romance of Betty Boop. The special starred Desiree Goyette as the "Boop-Boop-Be-Doop" cartoon cutie from the Max Fleisher one-reel films in the 1930s. There were 112 Betty Boop shorts produced. Only two other cartoon characters have surpassed Betty in animation fame. They are: Felix the Cat and (of course) Mickey Mouse. Most people thought Betty Boop was fashioned after the actress, Clara Bow, the "it" girl.Ref: 4
1986*Fiction: Fallon Carrington and Jeff Colby were wed on the TV drama, The Colby’s. The Colby’s was an offshoot of Dynasty.Ref: 4
1987*Soviet filmmakers arrive in Hollywood for an entertainment summit.Ref: 5
1987*Soap opera "Capitol" final episode.Ref: 5
1988*David Henry Hwang's "M Butterfly" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1990*Singer Gloria Estefan breaks her collarbone in a bus accident.Ref: 5
1991*Michael Jackson signs $65M six album deal with Sony records.Ref: 5
1992*Janice Pennington is awarded $1.3M for accident on Price is Right set.Ref: 5
1993*Morton Downey Jr weds Lori Krebs.Ref: 5
1994*"Cyrano: The Musical" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 137 performances.Ref: 5
1994*"Flowering Peach" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 41 performances.Ref: 5
1994*"No Man's Land" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 performances.Ref: 5
1994*14th Golden Raspberry Awards: Indecent Proposal wins.Ref: 5
1995*Beatles song, "Free As A Bird", with late John Lennon as lead singer, is released, 1st Fab Four single since their 1970 breakup.Ref: 5
1996*"Love Thy Neighbor" opens at Booth Theater NYC.Ref: 5
1997*"Play On!" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 61 performances.Ref: 5
2001*Kevin Butts, from Jamestown OH, makes page one of the Xenia Daily Gazette when it is learned he is to appear on "The Jerry Springer Show" in an episode featuring people who have had a mate stolen by a relative. (XDG, p 1, 3/20/2001)Ref: 83
-43*-BC- Ovid, Roman poet known for his "Metamorphoses", is born.Ref: 70
1634*Balthasar Bekker Frisian theologist (Examiner of Comets), is born.Ref: 5
1680*Baron Emanuele d' Astorga Italian composer (Stabat mater), is born.Ref: 5
1725*Abdul-Hamid I 27th sultan of Turkey (1774-89), is born.Ref: 5
1728 Franciscus L Kersteman Dutch lawyer/astrologist, is born.Ref: 5
1735*Torbern Olof Bergman, Swedish chemist and naturalist, is born.Ref: 70
1739*Eligio Celestino composer, is born.Ref: 5
1741*Jean-Antoine Houdon, French sculptor in the 18th century Rococo styleRef: 70
1750*Martinus van Marum Dutch chemist/physicist (Homo Diluvii Testus), is born.Ref: 5
1770*Johann Friedrich Hölderlin Tübingen Germany, lyric poet (Der Rhein, Andenken), is born.Ref: 5
1774*John Braham composer, is born.Ref: 5
1804*Neal Dow Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1897, is born.Ref: 5
1811*Napoleon II, the Duke of Reichstadt/King of Rome and son of Napoleon Bonaparte, is born.Ref: 2
1811*George Caleb Bingham artist: County Election, Fur Traders Descending the Missouri, Jolly Flatboat Men, Boatmen on the Missouri; is born.Ref: 4
1812*George Bibb Crittenden Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1880, is born.Ref: 5
1813*Matthias Keller Ulm Germany, hymn writer (O Farther un High), is born.Ref: 5
1820*Alexander J Cuza monarch of Moldavia/Wallachia/Romania, is born.Ref: 5
1823*John Echols Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1896, is born.Ref: 5
1823*E.Z.C. Judson, American adventurer and writer of 19th century "dime novels", is born.Ref: 70
1825*William Nelson Rector Beall Brigadier General (Confederate Army), is born.Ref: 5
1826*Carel Vosmaer Dutch art historian/poet/editor, is born.Ref: 5
1828*Henrik Ibsen Norway, dramatist (Peer Gynt, Hedda Gabler), is born.Ref: 5
1829*Charles Albert White composer, is born.Ref: 5
1830*Eugene Asa Carr Brevet Major General (Union Army), died in 1910, is born.Ref: 5
1833*Henry Southwick Perkins composer, is born.Ref: 5
1834*Charles William Elliot, Boston MA, President of Harvard (1869-1909), is born.Ref: 5
1846*Auguste Bender writer, is born.Ref: 5
1853*George Godfrey Chelsea MA, heavyweight boxer (Old Chocolate), is born.Ref: 5
1856*Frederick Winslow Taylor, father of scientific management, is born.Ref: 5
1863*Ernesto Nazareth composer, is born.Ref: 5
1868*Obe Postma Frisian poet/geography/historian (Frisian Clay Farm), is born.Ref: 5
1870*Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck Prussian General/politician (East Africa), is born.Ref: 5
1872*Bernhard Seklas composer, is born.Ref: 5
1872*Karin Michaelis writer, is born.Ref: 5
1882*René Coty, President of France from 1953 to 1958, is born in Le Havre France.Ref: 5
1883*Colin Campbell Falkirk Scot, actress (High Bright Sun, Leather Boys), is born.Ref: 5
1883*Karl Hasse composer, is born.Ref: 5
1885*Eugen Herrigel Germany, philosopher/early pioneer of Zen in Europe, is born.Ref: 5
1885 Hendrik A de Fish [Henri Pauwels], Flemish philological/sociologist, is born.Ref: 5
1888*S V Vegesack writer, is born.Ref: 5
1890*Lauritz Melchior Copenhagen Denmark, baritone tenor (National Symphony), is born.Ref: 5
1896*Hal Walker Ottumwa IA, director (I Married Joan)Ref: 5
1902*Edgar Buchanan Humansville MO, actor (Uncle Joe-Petticoat Junction), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Kathryn Forbes short story writer (Mama's Bank Account), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Vincent Richards hall of fame tennis pro (elected 1961), is born.Ref: 5
1904*B(urrhus) F(rederic) Skinner Susquehanna PA, Behaviorism pioneer (Skinner box), is born.Ref: 68
1906*Abraham Beame (Mayor-Democrat-NYC), NYC's first Jewish mayor, is born.Ref: 5
1906*Pavel P Parenago Russian astronomer, is born.Ref: 5
1906*Ozzie (Oswald George) Nelson bandleader, actor: The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet; married to actress, Harriet Nelson; parents of David and Ricky; is born in Jersey City NJ.Ref: 4
1908*Frank Stanton Muskegon MI, broadcasting executive (CBS president 1946-71), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Philip "Felix" Bekkers actor (Czardasvorstin), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Sir Michael (Scudamore) Redgrave actor: Goodbye Mr. Chips, Heidi, Importance of Being Earnest, Nicholas and Alexandra; is born in Bristol, England.Ref: 4
1911*Mieke Verstraete Belgian/Dutch actress (Pleasantly Settled), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Alfonso Garcia Robles, Mexican Nobel Peace Prize-winning diplomat (1982) and advocate of nuclear disarmament, is born.Ref: 70
1913*Judith Evelyn Seneca SD, actress (13th Letter, Tingler, Rear Window), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Sviatosiav Richter Zhitomir Ukraine, pianist (Stalin Prize-1945), is born.Ref: 5
1914 William Baddeley rector (St James' Piccadilly), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Wendell Corey actor: The Rainmaker, Sorry Wrong Number, Rear Window, Buckskin, The Astro-Zombies, The Light in the Forest; is born in Dracut MA.Ref: 4
1915*Dr Rudolf Kirchschläger President of Austria (1974-86), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Pierre Messmer Prime Minister (France), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Dame Vera Lynn, British singer (Anniversary Waltz), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Dolf Verspoor literary/interpreter (M Nijhoff Prize 1958), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Kalervo H Hortamo Finnish poet (Syd?nmaa), is born.Ref: 5
1917 Peter Caddy founder (Findhorn Community), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Marian McPartland (Margaret Marian Turner) musician: After Hours, Ambiance, Personal Choice, In My Life; founded Halcyon Records; songwriter: There?ll Be other Times, Twilight World; National Public Radio show: Marian McPartand's Piano Jazz, is born.Ref: 4
1918*Bernd-Alois Zimmermann German composer (Soldiers), is born.Ref: 5
1918*(Long Island) Jack Barry, Lindenhurst NY, game show emcee (Joker's Wild), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Pamela Harriman politician, U.S. ambassador to France; wife of Averell Harriman; is born.Ref: 4
1920*Bryan Genesse actor (Bold & Beautiful), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Douglas G Chapman biomathematical statistician, is born.Ref: 5
1920*Marian McPartland jazz pianist (Bill Mayer, Jimmy McPartland), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow Senegal, director general of UNESCO, is born.Ref: 5
1921*Primoz Ramovs composer, is born.Ref: 5
1922*Carl Reiner Bronx NY, comedian/actor (2000 Year Old Man, Dick Van Dyke Show), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Raymond Walter Goulding, Radio comedian of Bob and Ray fame, is born in Lowell MA.Ref: 2
1922*Doug Barnard Jr (Representative-Democrat-GA, 1977- ), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Jack Kruschen Winnipeg Canada, actor (Papa-Webster, Busting Loose), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Larry Elgart New Haven CT, bandleader/alto sax (Elgart Orchestra), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Sir Arnold Burgen college president (Academia Europaea), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Marc Saporta French writer/essayist (Le Grand D?fi), is born.Ref: 5
1925*John Ehrlichman, White House advisor to President Richard M. Nixon and Watergate conspirator, is born.Ref: 2
1925*James Pickles judge, is born.Ref: 5
1927*John Pierre Herman Joubert composer (Chamber Music for brass quintet), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Anthony Blond British publisher (The Publishing Game, Book Book), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Christopher Benstead race horse trainer, is born.Ref: 5
1928*Jerome Cousins Biffle Denver CO, long jumper (Olympics-gold-1952), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Mr [Fred McFeely] Rogers Latrobe PA, children's television host (Mr Roger's Neighborhood), is born.Ref: 68
1928*Hans Küng Swiss religious theologist, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Sonny (Santo) Russo jazz musician: trombonist: group: Sonny Russo Jazz Ensemble, is born.Ref: 4
1930*Michel Magne composer, is born.Ref: 5
1931*Actor Hal Linden (Harold Lipshitz) (of "Barney Miller") is born in Bronx NY.Ref: 3
1931*Antonio Tauriello composer, is born.Ref: 5
1931*Dr John Rae British educator (Conscience & Politics), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Sir David Montgomery chairman (British Forestry Commission), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Tod Dockstader composer, is born.Ref: 5
1933*George (Lee) Altman baseball: Chicago Cubs [all-star: 1961, 1962], SL Cardinals, NY Mets, is born.Ref: 4
1933*David James Moore educationalist, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Jacquez Guyonnet composer, is born.Ref: 5
1934*Eric Hebborn artist/faker, is born.Ref: 5
1934*Marion Conti arch bishop (Aberdeen England), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Ted Bessell Flushing Queens NY, actor (Don-That Girl, Frankie-Gomer Pyle), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Lord Mark Saville of Newdigate British high court judge, is born.Ref: 5
1937*Elizabeth Gille writer translator/editor, is born.Ref: 5
1937*Helmut Recknagel Germany, 90 meter ski jump (Olympics-gold-1960), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Joe Rivers rocker (Johnnie & Joe), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Mark Saville QC, British high court judge, is born.Ref: 5
1937*Jerry Reed (Hubbard) singer: Amos Moses, When You’re Hot, You’re Hot, She Got the Goldmine, I Got the Shaft; songwriter: U.S. Male, Guitar Man; actor: Gator, Smokey & the Bandit, is born in Atlanta GA.Ref: 4
1938 Frans J van der Heijden Dutch journal/Dutch MP (CDA), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Earl of Seafield [Ginger] English large landowner, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Brian Mulroney (P-C) 18th Prime Minister of Canada (1984-93), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Mickey Preger horse trainer, is born.Ref: 5
1941*Carlos Lopez jockey, is born.Ref: 5
1943*Paul Junger Witt Emmy Award-winning producer: Brian's Song [1972], The Golden Girls [1985-86, 1986-87], is born.Ref: 4
1945*Larry Combest (Representative-Republican-TX, 1985- ), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Pat Riley Schenectady NY, NBA star/coach (San Diego Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Miami Heat), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Tim Yeo British MP/Under-Secretary (State of Environment), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Ranger Doug [Douglas Green], Illinois, singer (Riders in Sky-Cowboy Way), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Carl Palmer drummer (Asia-Heat of the Moment, Emerson Lake & Palmer), is born.Ref: 5
1947 John Eastburn Boswell medievalist, is born.Ref: 5
1948*Steve Zabel football: Univ. of Oklahoma [All-American: 1969], Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Colts, New England Patriots, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Bobby Orr Parry Sound Ontario, Hall of Fame NHL defenseman (Boston Bruins), is born.Ref: 5
1948*John de Lancie actor (Q-Star Trek Next Generation, Eugene Bradford-Days of our Lives), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Pamela Sargent US, sci-fi author (Venus of Dreams, Cloned Lives), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Chip Zien Milwaukee WI, actor (Love Sidney, Reggie), is born.Ref: 5
1950*William Hurt actor: Broadcast News, The Accidental Tourist, Altered States, The Big Chill, Trial by Jury, Children of a Lesser God, is born in Washington DC.Ref: 4
1950*Carl Palmer musician: drums: groups: Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Lucky Man, From the Beginning; Asia: Heat of the Moment, Only Time Will Tell, is born.Ref: 4
1951*-Rock musician Jimmie Vaughan is born.Ref: 64
1951*Derrek Dickey basketball: Golden State Warriors; TV color analyst: Chicago Bulls, Sacramento Kings; is born.Ref: 4
1951*Guy Perry rock guitarist/vocalist (Motels-Only the Lonely), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Jimmie Vaughan guitarist (Fabulous Thunderbirds), is born.Ref: 5
1951*John Wetton rocker (Asia, UK, King Crimson), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Tanya Boyd Detroit MI, actress (Celeste-Days of our Life), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Anand Armitraj India, tennis player (Brother of ViJay), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Charlie Simmer Ontario, NHL Left winger (Los Angeles Kings), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Jim Seales Hamilton AL, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Phillip Oppenhein British MP, is born.Ref: 5
1957*Spike Lee Atlanta GA, director (Mo Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Theresa Russell [Paup] San Diego CA, actress (Black Widow, Straight Time, Razor's Edge), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Holly Hunter Conyers GA, actress (The Piano, Broadcast News, Roe vs Wade), is born. (TWA, 1998)Ref: 95
1958*Rickey Jackson NFL defensive end (San Francisco 49ers), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Dale Reid Ladybank Scotland, LPGA golfer (European Solheim Cup team), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Richard Drummie rocker (Go West-Call Me, Don't Look Down), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Kathy Guadagnino Albany NY, LPGA golfer (1985 US Women's Open), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Slim Jim Phantom [Jim Mcdonnell] rock drummer (Stray Cats-Stray Cat Strut), is born.Ref: 5
1961*John Clark Gable, actor: Bad Jim, A Burning Passion: The Margaret Mitchell Story, Clark Gable: Tall, Dark and Handsome; son of actor Clark Gable, is born in Los Angeles CA.Ref: 4
1963*Paul Annacone Southampton NY, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1963*Paul Mirkovich rock keyboardist (Nelson-Love & Affection), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Ramon Andersson Middle Swan Australia, canoeist (Olympics-bronze-92, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Ruth Davidon Baltimore MD, rower (Olympics-6th-96), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Chris Hoiles Bowling Green OH, catcher (Baltimore Orioles), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Danielle Woodward Melbourne Victoria Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Blas Minor Merced CA, pitcher (Seattle Mariners), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Giulio Caravatta CFL quarterback (British Columbia Lions), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Bryan Genesse actor, (Rocco-Bold & Beautiful, Grady-Street Justice), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Dana Rinehart Dalton Orlando FL, Miss Florida-America (1990), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Mookie Blaylock NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Randy Gullatt horse trainer, is born.Ref: 5
1968*Eric Viscaal Dutch soccer star (PSV/AA Gent), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Jurgen Rumrich Miesbach Germany, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Sheree Megan Higgins Matamata New Zealand, golfer (1991 Bridgestone), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Caroline Brunet, Quebec City Quebec Canada, kayaker (Olympics-silver-96), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Konstantine Starikovitch Podolsk Russia, 238lbs US weightlifter (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Paul Atkinson jockey, is born.Ref: 5
1969*Sharon Manning WNBA center/forward (Charlotte Sting), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Thang Thanh Nguyen Soc Trang Vietnam, murderer (FBI Most Wanted), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Kristin Klein Santa Monica CA, volleyball outside hitter (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Ralph Dawkins NFL running back (New Orleans Saints), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Ron George NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Todd Burger NFL guard (Chicago Bears), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Janis Kelly Winnipeg Manitoba, volleyball player (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Manny Alexander Dominican Republic, infielder (Baltimore Orioles), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Ajah Wilson-Ogechukwu soccer player (Roda JC), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Jane March Edgeware England, actress (Lover), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Norman Tome Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1974*P J Bogart New York NY, diver (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Brian Buetsch Rockford IL, figure skater (1997 Great Lakes Sr champion), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Arno Knapen Dutch soccer player (Holten, FC Twente), is born.Ref: 5
842*Alfonso II the Chaste king of Asturia (791-842), dies.Ref: 5
1191*Clement III [Paolo Scolari], Pope (1187-91, 3rd crusades), dies.Ref: 5
1351*Mohammed ibn-Tughluq sultan of Delhi India, dies.Ref: 5
1393*Johannes Nepomucenus [Jan Nepomucky], Czechoslovakian saint, killed.Ref: 5
1413*Henry IV Bolingbroke, King of England (1399-1413), the first English monarch from the Lancastrian dynasty, dies after years of illness, dies at 45; he is succeeded by his eldest son, Henry V.Ref: 68
1501 Jean Carondelet lawyer/chancellor of Burgundy (1480-96), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1531*Sicke Freerks/Frericx [Cutter], Dutch anabaptist, beheaded.Ref: 5
1549*Thomas Seymour of Sudely English Lord Admiral, beheaded.Ref: 5
1568*Albrecht von Hohenzollern, first duke of Prussia (1525-68) and last grand master of the Teutonic Knights (1510-1525), dies at age 77.Ref: 70
1617*Franciscus Aguilon physicist/theologist/mathematician, dies at 50.Ref: 5
1619*Matthias II Holy Roman Catholic emperor (1611-19), dies.Ref: 5
1646*Matthew Vossius historian (Annales Holland Zelandiaeque), dies at 35.Ref: 5
1703 Johann Kunckel/Kunkel German alchemist/ambassador to Sweden, dies.Ref: 5
1727*Physicist, mathematician and astronomer Sir Isaac Newton dies in London at 84.Ref: 68
1751*Frederick Louis English prince of Wales/son of George I, dies.Ref: 5
1757*Johann Paul Kunzen composer, dies at 60.Ref: 5
1767*Firmin Abauzit French huguenot/scholar, dies at 87.Ref: 5
1804*Ignaz Malzat composer, dies at 47.Ref: 5
1812*Jan Ladislav Dussek Bohemian pianist/composer, dies at 52.Ref: 5
1848*Abraham des Amorie van der Hoeven Dutch theologist/poet, dies at 27.Ref: 5
1866*Rikard Nordraak composer, dies at 23.Ref: 5
1871*Antonio Buzzolla composer, dies at 56.Ref: 5
1873*Adolfe Louis Eugene Fetis composer, dies at 52.Ref: 5
1874*Hans Christian Lumbye composer, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1887*Pavel Annenkov Russian literature historian, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1892*Arthor Goring Thomas composer, dies at 41.Ref: 5
1894 Lajos Kossuth Hungarian freedom fighter/president (1849), dies at 91.Ref: 5
1898*Luis Palés Matos Puerto Rican poet (Tuntún the paso y grifería), dies.Ref: 5
1899*Martha M. Place of Brooklyn, New York, becomes the first woman to be executed in the electric chair as she was put to death at Sing Sing for the murder of her stepdaughter.Ref: 39
1910*Felix Tournachon [Nadar], French writer/photographer, dies at 89.Ref: 5
1911*Jean-Theodore Radoux composer, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1913*Christian Barnekow composer, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1913 Song Jiao-ren leader Chinese Guomindang-Party, dies.Ref: 5
1920*Venustiano Carranza President of Mexico (1915-20), murdered at 60.Ref: 5
1925*George N Curzon British Foreign minister (1919-22), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1929*Ferdinand Foch, French army general during WW1, dies at age 77.Ref: 70
1931*John Henry Comstock, American educator and researcher, dies at age 82.Ref: 70
1934*A Emma W T von Waldeck-Pyrmont Dutch queen (& regent), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1941*D A van den Bosch anti-Nazi clergyman (Amersfoort Camp), dies.Ref: 5
1942*Theodoro Valcarcel composer, dies at 41.Ref: 5
1944*Bus falls off bridge into Passaic River NJ, killing 16.Ref: 5
1944*Felix Woyrsch composer, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1947*Victor Moritz Goldschmidt, Swiss-born Norwegian mineralogist and petrologist, dies at age 59.Ref: 5
1950*Walter Eucken German economist, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1951*Jan Ingenhoven composer, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1951*Kathleen Lockhart Manning composer, dies at 60.Ref: 5
1953*Graciliano Ramos Brazilian author (Vidas Secas), dies at 60.Ref: 5
1957*C. K. Ogden, English writer and linguist, dies at age 67.Ref: 70
1962*C Wright Mills US sociologist (Power Elite), dies at 45.Ref: 5
1962*Dr Andrew E Douglass Dendrochronologer (Study of Tree Rings) dies.Ref: 5
1963*Karl Otten writer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1964*Jean Rogister composer, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1964*Brendan Behan Irish dramatist: The Quare Fellow [prison drama: 1956], The Hostage [1958], Borstal Boy [autobiography: Borstal Boy: 1958], Brendan Behan’s Island [1962], Hold Your Hour and Have Another [1964], The Scarperer [1964]; jailed for Irish Republican Army activities; dies at age 41.Ref: 4
1967*A J F Moody, the first US Army General to die in Vietnam.Ref: 5
1968*Actor Charles Chaplin Jr., son of Charlie Chaplin and Lita Grey, dies.Ref: 24
1968*Carl T Dreyer Danish director (Passion of Jeanne d'Arc), dies.Ref: 5
1972*19 mountain climbers killed on Japan's Mount Fuji during an avalanche.Ref: 5
1972*Aad de Haas Dutch religious painter/graphic artist, dies at 51.Ref: 5
1972*Jan Engelman Dutch poet/art critic (At the Front), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1972*Marilyn Maxwell actress (Grace-Bus Stop), dies at 50.Ref: 5
1974*Edward Platt actor (Chief on "Get Smart"), dies at 58.Ref: 5
1974*Chet (Chester Robert) Huntley Emmy Award-winning newscaster: co-anchor [w/David Brinkley]: The Huntley-Brinkley Report [1958-1959, 1959-1960, 1960-1961, 1961-1962, 1962-1963, 1963-1964]; dies at age 62.Ref: 5
1974*[Lavinia] Marian Fleming Poe Black US advocate in Virginia, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1976*Michael Goodliffe actor (Gorgon, 7th Dawn, Way Out), dies at 61.Ref: 5
1981*Irving Jaffee, American Olympic gold medal-winning speed skater (1932), dies at age 74.Ref: 70
1982*Hendrik L van Beek Dutch Vice-Admiral, dies at 52.Ref: 5
1987*Norman Harris guitarist (O'Jays), dies at 39 of heart failure.Ref: 5
1988*Gil Evans Canadian/US jazz composer (Out of the Cool), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1990*Jannetje Visser-Roosendaal Dutch writer, dies at 90.Ref: 5
1990*Jev Jasjin Russian soccer goalie, dies at 60.Ref: 5
1991*Conor Clapton, 5, son of Eric Clapton, falls out of 53rd floor window.Ref: 5
1991*Alfonso Garcia Robles, Mexican Nobel Peace Prize-winning diplomat and advocate of nuclear disarmament, dies at age 80.Ref: 70
1992*Avonne Taylor actress (My Best Girl, Honor Among Lovers), dies at 93.Ref: 5
1992*Frank Westbrook dancer/choreographer, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1992*Georges Delerue French composer (Hiroshima, My Love), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1993*Claudia Yeltsin mother of Russian President Yeltsin, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1993*An Irish Republican Army bomb exploded in Warrington, England, killing 3-year-old Johnathan Ball and 12-year-old Tim Parry.Ref: 70
1994*Lewis Grizzard, American columnist, dies at age 47.Ref: 70
1995*In Tokyo, Japan, at the height of the morning rush hour, five two-man terrorist teams from the Aum Shinrikyo religious cult, riding on separate subway trains, converge at the Kasumigaseki station and secretly release lethal sarin gas into the air. Twelve people eventually die, 5000 are injured, some permanently.Ref: 3
1995*Rachida Hammadi Algerian TV journalist, murdered at 32.Ref: 5
1995*Sidney Kingsley US playwright (Pulitzer prize 1934), dies at 88.Ref: 5
1996*Alan Ridout composer, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1996*Claude Bourdet human rights activist/journalist, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1996*Victor Zorza journalist/Russian specialist, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1997*Hugh Hefner's mother, dies at age 101.Ref: 5
1997*Carlo Fassi figure skating coach (Fleming, Hamill), dies at 67Ref: 5
1997*V.S. Pritchett author: novels, short stories, biographies, essays, criticism, dies at age 96.Ref: 4
2002*Seven Israelis died when an Islamic militant blew himself up in a packed bus.Ref: 70
2004*Edward G Zubler, a General Electric research chemist who invented the halogen lamp in 1959, dies shortly after surgery for a herniated disc at age 70 at University Hospitals of Cleveland. (XDG, p 4A, 3/24/2004)Ref: 83

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