Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
April 17th

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1194*Richard I of England takes part in a precession to Winchester Cathedral. The king wears a golden crown and is followed by notables from the Church and State. The previous Crown Wearing was in 1158. 
1194*The second coronation of Richard I (of England) by Hubert Walter at Winchester Cathedral. Richard insisted on a second coronation after his release from captivity.Ref: 16
1534*Sir Thomas More confined in London Tower.Ref: 5
1629*Horses were first imported into the colonies by the Massachusetts Bay Colony on this day.Ref: 4
1629 First commercial fishery established.Ref: 5
1640*Reorus Torkillus, 41, from Sweden, landed at Fort Christie in Delaware, making him the first Lutheran pastor to arrive in North America.Ref: 5
1711*Charles VI Habsburg becomes king of Austria.Ref: 5
1758*Frances Williams, the first African-American to graduate for a college in the western hemisphere, publishes a collection of Latin poems.Ref: 2
1808*Bayonne Decree by Napoleon I of France orders seizure of US ships.Ref: 5
1817*First US school for the deaf founded by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc (American School for the Deaf-Hartford CT).Ref: 5
1839 Guatemala forms republic.Ref: 5
1847*Donner Party: The Fourth Relief reaches the camps, finds only Louis Keseberg alive among the mutilated remains of his former companions.Ref: 28
1853*US Marine Hospital at Presidio (San Francisco) established.Ref: 5
1853 Thorbecke government resigns.Ref: 5
1860*New Yorkers learned of a new law. It required fire escapes to be provided for tenement houses.Ref: 4
1861*Virginia becomes the eighth state to secede from the Union, followed within five weeks by Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina, thus forming an eleven state Confederacy with a population of 9 million, including 4 million slaves. Union 21 states, 20+ million people.Ref: 5
1865*(Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy) While soldiers question inhabitants of the home of Mary Surratt, a man carrying a pickax knocks on the door. The man turns out to be Lewis Powell. The man claims to be a hired laborer, but Mary Surratt denies hiring him and Powell---along with Surratt and her boarders--is arrested.Ref: 87
1865*(Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy) The same day, authorities tracking down the source of a letter from "Sam" found in Booth's hotel room, arrest Samuel Arnold.Ref: 87
1865*(Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy) Michael O'Laughlin, a boyhood friend of Booth, is also arrested.Ref: 87
1895 Treaty of Shimonoseki signed, ends first Sino-Japanese War (1894-95).Ref: 5
1900*7 high chiefs of American Samoa sign Instrument of Cession.Ref: 5
1905*US Supreme court judges maximum work day unconstitutional.Ref: 5
1907*11,745 immigrants arrive at Ellis Island NY.Ref: 5
1915*Joe Foss, WWII ace with 26 kills, Medal of Honor winner, 2-term governor of SD, is born. (Dayton Daily News, p B1, 1/03/2003) 
1917*At a Joint Meeting of the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks at the Taurida Palace, Lenin announces his so-called April Thesis. This includes demands for a breach with the Provisional Government; the refusal to cooperate with the moderate socialists; an attack on Pravda and its current line defined by Stalin; and a demand that they win over the masses and work for a majority in the Soviets.Ref: 90
1920*The car used by the South Braintree bandits, a stolen Buick, is discovered two miles from Coacci and Buda's home.Ref: 87
1925*Paul Painlevé follows Edouard Herriot on as French premier.Ref: 5
1927*Japan's Wakarsoeki government falls/Baron Tanaka becomes premier.Ref: 5
1930 Abkhazian ASSR established in Georgian SSR.Ref: 5
1932*Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia ends slavery.Ref: 5
1939*Stalin signs British-France-Russian anti-nazi pact.Ref: 5
1946*Last French troops leave Syria (National Day).Ref: 5
1946*Syria declares independence from French administration.Ref: 5
1956*USSR's Cominform (Parliament) dissolves.Ref: 5
1956*Bulgaria premier Tchervenkov resigns.Ref: 5
1956*Premium Savings Bonds introduced in Great Britain.Ref: 5
1960*American Samoa sets up a constitutional government.Ref: 5
1964*Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2368 base).Ref: 5
1969*Czechoslovak Communist Party chairman Alexander Dubcek is deposed.Ref: 5
1969*A jury in Los Angeles convicted Sirhan Sirhan of assassinating Senator Robert F. Kennedy.Ref: 5
1969*Bernadette Devlin elected to British House of Commons.Ref: 5
1971 Egypt, Libya & Syria form federation (FAR).Ref: 5
1971 People's Republic Bangladesh forms, under sheik Mujib ur-Rahman.Ref: 5
1972 Revised Dutch constitution proclaimed.Ref: 5
1974*Moslem fundamentalists assault military academy in Heliopolis Egypt.Ref: 5
1977 Christian-Democrats win Belgium parliamentary election.Ref: 5
1978*63,500,000 shares traded on New York stock exchange (record).Ref: 5
1982*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1982*Canada adopts its constitution.Ref: 5
1983 In Warsaw, police route 1,000 Solidarity supporters.Ref: 5
1983*First National Coin Week begins.Ref: 5
1985*The U.S. Postal Service unveiled its new 22-cent LOVE stamp. In a clever promotion, the USPS used the set of ABC-TV’s The Love Boat as a backdrop. The stamp went on to become one of the most popular ever offered by the postal service.Ref: 4
1987*USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR.Ref: 5
1989*Polish labor union granted legal status.Ref: 5
1991*The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 3,000 for the first time, ending the day at 3,004.46.Ref: 70
1991*Congress voted to put a quick end to a day-old nationwide strike by 235,000 rail workers (President George Bush signed the legislation early the next day).Ref: 64
1993*(King) A federal jury in Los Angeles convicted two former police officers of violating the civil rights of beaten motorist Rodney King; two other officers were acquitted.Ref: 70
1994*Aruba government of Oduber falls.Ref: 5
1996*Seeking to calm Pacific security jitters, President Clinton and Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto signed a joint declaration establishing new US-Japan ties for a "stable and prosperous" Asia.Ref: 6
1996*Lyle and Erik Menendez were spared the death penalty by a Los Angeles jury, which recommended they serve life in prison without parole for killing their wealthy parents.Ref: 70
1997*John Bell, 115, recieves new pacemaker.Ref: 5
2000*World finance officials in Washington closed out the most tumultuous meetings in the history of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank with renewed pledges to hasten debt relief for poor countries and increase support for fighting the AIDS epidemic.Ref: 6
1492*A contract was signed by Christopher Columbus and a representative of Spain's King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, giving Columbus a commission to seek a westward ocean passage to Asia.Ref: 5
1524*Giovanni Verrazano, a florentine navigator, discovers New York harbor.Ref: 5
1535*Antonio Mendoza is appointed first viceroy of New Spain.Ref: 2
1810*Pineapple cheese was patented by Lewis M. Norton of Troy, PA.Ref: 4
1824*Russia abandons all North American claims south of 54º 40' N, Russia gets the Alaskan territory north of 54º40'.Ref: 5
1875*"Snooker" (variation of pool) invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain.Ref: 5
1941*Igor Sikorsky accomplished the first successful helicopter (or heliocopter as it was called then) lift-off from water near Stratford, CT.Ref: 4
1964*Jerrie Mock, of Columbus OH, becomes the 1st woman to complete a solo airplanne flight around the worldRef: 5
1966*System 360 was introducedRef: 62
1967*Surveyor 3 launched; soft lands on Moon, April 20.Ref: 5
1970*The astronauts of Apollo 13 (Lovell, Swigert and Haise) splashed down safely in the Pacific, four days after a ruptured oxygen tank crippled their spacecraft.Ref: 5
1983*India enters space age launching SLV-3 rocket.Ref: 5
1986*IBM produces first megabit-chip.Ref: 5
1993*STS-56 (Discovery) lands.Ref: 5
1555 Siena surrenders for Spanish troops.Ref: 5
1596 Arch duke Albrecht of Austria occupies Calais.Ref: 5
1747*French troops occupy Zeeuws-Flanders, Netherlands.Ref: 5
1793 Battle of Warsaw.Ref: 5
1861*The first mention of the Civil War appears in the Xenia (Ohio) Torchlight. (XDG, 3/2/1984)Ref: 83
1861*Indianola TX-"Star of West" taken by Confederacy.Ref: 5
1863*Grierson's Raid La Grange TN to Baton Rouge LA.Ref: 5
1864*General Grant bans the trading of prisoners.Ref: 2
1864*Battle of Plymouth NC.Ref: 5
1864*Bread revolt in Savannah GA.Ref: 5
1897 Turkey declares war on Greece.Ref: 10
1941*The US establishes the Office of Price Administration (handled rationing).Ref: 5
1941*British troop land in Iraq/Yugoslavia; surrender to Nazi's.Ref: 5
1942*Navy seizes Treasure Island from the City of San Francisco, and pays no compensation for the confiscated island. Admiral Greenslade claimed it was for "national security."Ref: 37
1942*12 Lancasters bombs MAN-factory in Augsburg.Ref: 5
1942*Operations begin to destroy Sobibor Concentration Camp.Ref: 5
1943*Admiral Yamamoto flies from Truk to Rabaul.Ref: 5
1943*SS-Lieutenant-General Jürgen Stoop arrives in Warsaw.Ref: 5
1944*Japanese begin their last offensive in China, attacking U.S. air bases in eastern China. 
1945*1st Canadian Corps takes Apeldoorn. 
1945*8th Air Force bombs Dresden.Ref: 5
1945*German occupiers flood Wieringermeer Netherlands.Ref: 5
1945*Mussolini flees from Salò to Milan.Ref: 5
1945*US troops lands in Mindanao.Ref: 5
1961*About 1500 CIA-trained Cuban exiles launched the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in a failed attempt to overthrow the government of Fidel Castro.Ref: 2
1975*Phnom Penh fell to Communist insurgents, ending Cambodia's five-year war.Ref: 70
1986 Netherlands & Scilly Islands sign peace treaty (war of 1651).Ref: 5
1994*The UN Security Council issues a non-binding statement that condemns Serbia's escalating military activities, but makes no threat of force to back its condemnation. (XDG, p 4A, 4/17/2004)Ref: 83
1994 Bosnian Serb tanks enter the Muslim enclave of Gorazde. (XDG, p 4A, 4/17/2004)Ref: 83
1999*General Wesley Clark, NATO's commander, bluntly told Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic to change his policies or see his military machine destroyed. (XDG, p 4A, 4/17/2004)Ref: 83
2003*Barzan Ibrahim Hasan, one of three half brothers of Saddam Hussein, is captured by US Special Forces. (XDG, p 5A, 4/21/2003)Ref: 83
1820*Alexander Cartwright, considered by many the 'father' of the national pastime is born in New York City. This pioneer banker, who is given credit for establishing three strikes for an out and three outs for each half inning, will be elected into the Hall of Fame in 1938 after a review of his journals reveals his many contributions in developing and promoting the sport of baseball. (This entry was inspired Mr. Cartwight's great great grandson, Alex Cartwright.)Ref: 1
1860*The match between Tom Sayers and American Champion John Camel Heenan, in front of 12,000 spectators, is called a draw after 42 rounds and police intervention. The match took place in relative secrecy in Farnsborough, England, 25 miles from London.Ref: 97
1869*The first professional baseball game ever played sees the Cincinnati Reds defeat the rival Cincinnati Amateurs, 24-15.Ref: 1
1892*In Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Reds beat the St Louis Browns 5-1, in the first Sunday game played in National League history.Ref: 1
1902*Opening Day, some 10,000 spectators crowded into the park and watched the Reds lose to the Chicago Cubs, 6-1. The ballpark sported a fabulous new iron and concrete grandstand, replacing the charred ruins from a fire in 1900, nicknamed the "Palace of the Fans," seated 3000.Ref: 86
1904*Not charging admission but requiring fans to buy a scorecard, the Brooklyn Superbas are able to play their first Sunday game in spite of the Blue Laws.Ref: 1
1920*American Professional Football Association forms.Ref: 5
1923*Longest National League opening game, Phillies & Dodgers tie 5-5 in 14.Ref: 5
1925*Babe Ruth undergoes an operation for an ulcer.Ref: 1
1929*Actress Claire Hodgson weds Babe Ruth. The ceremony takes place at 5 am on Opening Day to avoid crowds.Ref: 1
1929*After a rain out, President Herbert Hoover throws out the first ball and watches the A's beat the Senators,13-4.Ref: 1
1933*Chicago Bears win their first NFL Game beating New York Giants 23-21.Ref: 5
1934*The new Fenway Park opens, Washington Senators beat Red Sox 6-5.Ref: 5
1939*On the morning of Opening Day in Washington, D.C, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Yankees visit Abner Doubleday's grave at Arlington National Cemetery. FDR is also scheduled to throw out the first pitch at Griffith Stadium, but the game is rained out and Veep Garner will do the honors four days later.Ref: 1
1939*Joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for heavyweight boxing title.Ref: 5
1947*Jackie Robinson bunts for his first major league hit.Ref: 2
1950 The wrestling program at Hollywood Stadium was canceled when ten of the wrestlers refused to perform. Why? Because the event was to be televised on KTLA, Channel 5. The wrestlers said that they wouldn’t ‘rumble’ because the cameras would cut attendance at matches.Ref: 4
1951*In his major league debut, Mickey Mantle goes 1-for-4 as the Yankees defeat the Red Sox, 5-0 at Yankee Stadium.Ref: 1
1951*Golf great Sam Snead tees off from home plate and hits the centerfield scoreboard at Wrigley before the Cubs home opener.Ref: 1
1953*Exactly two years after his Yankee debut, Mickey Mantle hits what is recognized as the game's first "tape-measure" home run, a 565-foot clout off the Senators' Chuck Stobbs at Washington's Griffith Stadium.Ref: 86
1954*Chuck Harmon becomes the first African-American to play for the Cincinnati Reds.Ref: 86
1954*At Milwaukee's County Stadium, utility man Nino Escalera becomes the first black player to appear in a Reds' game. The Puerto Rican native, who will bat .159 and collect 11 hits in his only major league season, will eventually become a scout for the Oakland A's.Ref: 1
1955*Pirate rookie Roberto Clemente singles off Dodger pitcher Johnny Podres in his first major league at-bat.Ref: 1
1955*Betty Jameson wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open.Ref: 5
1956 Willie Mosconi sinks 150 consecutive balls in a billiard tournament.Ref: 5
1956*Two of the greats began their major-league baseball careers this day: Luis Aparicio played for the Chicago White Sox and Don Drysdale began work with the Brooklyn (later, LA) Dodgers. Aparicio became the American League Rookie of the Year. Drysdale won 209 games before he retired. Both were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY on the same day, August 12, 1984. Drysdale later became a broadcaster for the Chicago White Sox and the Dodgers.Ref: 4
1960*Trigger happy GM, Frank Lane, shocks Cleveland Indian fans by trading away HR champion Rocky Colavito to the Detroit Tigers for batting champion Harvey Kuenn.Ref: 86
1964*The Mets play their first game at Shea Stadium and lose to the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3 with Willie Stargell hitting the park's first homer.Ref: 1
1965*Don Drysdale, Los Angeles Dogers, strikes out 4 batters in the 2nd inning. (Sporting News Complete Baseball Record Book, 2002, ISBN 0-89204-668-0) 
1966*100th international soccer meet between Netherlands-Belgium (3-1).Ref: 5
1966*Carol Mann wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational.Ref: 5
1967*Nino Benvenuti KO's Emile Griffith for the middleweight boxing title.Ref: 97
1968*A's 1st game in Oakland-Alameda Stadium, lose 4-1 to Balt Orioles.Ref: 5
1969*In only the 10th game of the franchise¹s history, Expo hurler Bill Stoneman of Montreal pitches a no-hitter defeating the Phillies, 7-0.Ref: 1
1972*Kiteman attempting to throw out first ball in Phillies' Veterans Stadium crashes into the centerfield seats.Ref: 5
1972*First Boston Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik of New York in 3:10:26.Ref: 5
1972*76th Boston Marathon won by Olavi Suomalainen of Finland in 2:15:39.Ref: 5
1973*2nd Boston Women's Marathon won by Jacqueline Hansen of CA in 3:05:59.Ref: 5
1973*77th Boston Marathon won by Jon Anderson of Oregon in 2:16:03.Ref: 5
1975*Pittsburgh Penguins 6-New York Islanders 4-Quarterfinals-Penguins hold 3-0 lead.Ref: 5
1976*At Wrigley Field, third baseman Mike Schmidt hits 4 HRs in one game as Phillies beat the Cubs in ten innings,18-16; the Phil's slugger is the first NLer to hit 4 homers in consecutive at-bats.Ref: 1
1977*Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Women's International Golf Tournament.Ref: 5
1978*82nd Boston Marathon won by Bill Rodgers (his 2nd) of Massachusetts in 2:10:13.Ref: 5
1978*7th Boston Women's Marathon won by Gayle Barron of Georgia in 2:44:52.Ref: 5
1981*Ranger's Anders Hedberg is 2nd to score on a Stanley Cup penalty shot.Ref: 5
1981*Denis Potvin hockey: NHL: NY Islanders: ties the record for most goals scored by a defenseman in a playoff game [3]: Islanders vs. Edmonton Oilers.Ref: 4
1981*Isle Potvin's 3 playoff power-play goals tie NHL record vs Oilers.Ref: 5
1983*Nolan Ryan strikes out his 3,500th batter.Ref: 5
1983*Wayne Gretzky scores 7 goals in one Stanley Cup playoff game.Ref: 5
1983*Islanders tie NHL record with 3 shorthanded playoff goals vs Rangers; Rangers 7-Islanders 6-Patrick Division Finals-Islanders hold 2-1 lead; Wayne Gretzky scores 7 goals.Ref: 5
1983*Grete Waltz runs female world record marathon (2:25:29).Ref: 5
1983*Lynn Adams wins LPGA Combanks Orlando Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1984*Braves pitcher Pascual Perez suspended due to cocaine usage.Ref: 5
1987*Julius Erving becomes the 3rd NBA player to score 30,000 points.Ref: 5
1988*After breaking National League record with 10 losses at the start of the season, Braves beat the Dodgers, 3-1.Ref: 1
1988*Ethiopian Belayneh Densimo runs world record marathon (2:06:50).Ref: 5
1988*Nancy Lopez wins LPGA AI Star/Centinela Hospital Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1989*Soviet-US agreement allows Soviets to fight US pros.Ref: 5
1989*18th Boston Women's Marath won by Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway in 2:24:33.Ref: 5
1989*93rd Boston Marathon won by Abebe Mekonen of Ethiopia in 2:09:06.Ref: 5
1994*55th PGA Seniors Golf Championship Lee Trevino wins.Ref: 5
1994*Val Skinner wins LPGA Atlanta Women's Golf Championship.Ref: 5
1995*24th Boston Women's Marathon won by Uta Pippig of Germany in 2:25:11.Ref: 5
1995*99th Boston Marathon won by Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya in 2:09:22.Ref: 5
1997*New Jersey Devil Martin Brodeur is 2nd NHL goalie to score in a playoff gameRef: 5
2000*Kenya's Elijah Lagat won the Boston Marathon; Catherine Ndereba became the first female Kenyan winner.Ref: 6
2001*Gene Stechschulte of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a home run in his first major league at bat on the first pitch.Ref: 12
2001*Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants hit his 500th career home run, becoming the 17th major leaguer to reach the mark.Ref: 70
1704*John Campbell, known by many as America’s first news vendor, published what would eventually become the first successful American newspaper, the Boston News-Letter.Ref: 4
1818*Brooks Brothers Clothing Store opens in New York City.Ref: 10
1912*First unofficial gold record (Al Jolson's "Ragging The Baby To Sleep") for Victor Records.Ref: 5
1916*The American Academy of Arts and Letters obtained its charter from Congress.Ref: 4
1924*Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures & Louis B Mayer Company merged to form MGM.Ref: 5
1933 Backed by the On the Trail portion of the magnificent Grand Canyon Suite, Johnny Roventini, pillbox hat and all, uttered the words “Call for Philip Morris” for the first time on radio. The famous phrase was said in perfect B flat pitch and tone to perfectly match the accompanying music. This “Call for Philip Morris” phrase became one of the most famous in all of advertising.Ref: 4
1935 People gathered around the radio to listen for the first time to what would become the ultimate horror show on NBC Radio. Lights Out remained on radio until 1946.Ref: 4
1937*"Porky's Duck Hunt" premieres, introduces Daffy Duck , Elmer J Fudd & Petunia Pig.Ref: 73
1939*Samuel Nathaniel Behrman's "No Time for Comedy", premieres in NYC.Ref: 5
1941*Daffy Duck debuts in Porky's Duck Hunt.Ref: 10
1958*Brussel's (Belgium) World Fair opens.Ref: 5
1961*33rd Academy Awards "Apartment", Burt Lancaster & Liz Taylor win.Ref: 5
1964*The CBS television network paid $1,800,000 for the rights to the 1964-1965 National Football League (NFL) Championship games.Ref: 4
1964*"Cafe Crown" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 3 performances.Ref: 5
1964*"High Spirits" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 375 performances.Ref: 5
1964*Rolling Stones first album (self-titled) released in England.Ref: 10
1967*Comedian Joey Bishop got the opportunity to attempt to unseat the king of late night, Johnny Carson. The Joey Bishop Show made its debut on ABC-TV this night. Bishop, Regis Philbin (announcer) and Johnny Mann (music) couldn’t beat Carson, but held out until December 26, 1969 (the show’s last broadcast).Ref: 4
1967*Shortwave Radio New York Worldwide goes back on the air after a week off.Ref: 5
1968*"Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 performances.Ref: 5
1969*The Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their first concert.Ref: 5
1970*The breakup of the most influential rock group in music history was official when Paul McCartney’s solo LP, McCartney, was released. Paul played all the instruments himself on this Apple album.Ref: 4
1971*Joy to the World, by Three Dog Night, made it to the top of the pop music charts on this day. The song was number one for six weeks. Now that’s a hit!Ref: 4
1972*Betcha by Golly, Wow, by The Stylistics from Philadelphia, earned a gold record for the group. The Stylistics also scored million sellers with You are Everything, I’m Stone in Love with You, Break Up to Make Up and You Make Me Feel Brand New.Ref: 4
1977*"I Love My Wife" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 864 performances.Ref: 5
1978*Pulitzer prize awarded to Carl Sagan for "Dragons of Eden".Ref: 5
1979 Brian Clark's "Whose Life is it Anyway?", premieres in London.Ref: 5
1985*Many fans of the TV soap opera, Days of Our Lives, lined up in Hollywood, CA in hopes of getting the hottest tickets in town -- for the wedding of Bo and Hope on the popular soap. It was the first soap wedding open to fans.Ref: 4
1986*Pulitzer prize awarded to Larry McMurtry for "Lonesome Dove".Ref: 5
1987*Richard Wilbur appointed as US poet laureate.Ref: 5
1994*"Little More Magic" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 30 performances.Ref: 5
1994*"Twilight Los Angeles 1992" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 72 performances.Ref: 5
1994*Jennie Garth weds Dan Clark.Ref: 5
-4*-BC- Possible date of the birth of Jesus. This is calculated based upon the conjunction of the Moon, Jupiter and Venus in Aries, which would account for the "bright star in the east" which the Magi followed. Aries was the astrological sign for Judea. (From a History Channel program "Mysteries of the Bible", 12/25/2002) 
1539*Tobias Stimmer Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia), is born.Ref: 5
1573*Maximilian I duke/ruler of Bayern (Catholic League), is born.Ref: 5
1586*John Ford English dramatist ('Tis Pity She's a Whore), is born.Ref: 5
1587*Marco Ivan Lukacic composer, is born.Ref: 5
1622*Henry Vaughan English poet (Silex Scintillans), is born.Ref: 5
1644*Abraham Jansz Storck painter, baptized, is born.Ref: 5
1666*François Valentijn Dutch vicar/writer, is born.Ref: 5
1676*Frederik I [van Hessen Kassel] King of Sweden (1720-51), is born.Ref: 5
1683*Johann David Heinichen composer, is born.Ref: 5
1699*Robert Blair Scottish poet (Grave), is born.Ref: 5
1715*Johann Wolfgang Kleinknecht composer, is born.Ref: 5
1719*Christian Gottfried Krause composer, is born.Ref: 5
1738*Philip Hayes composer, is born.Ref: 5
1741*(Declaration of Independence) Samuel Chase, judge, signer of the Declaration of Independence, is born in Princess Anne, MD.Ref: 2
1741*Johann Gottlieb Naumann composer, is born.Ref: 5
1774*Vaclav Jan Krtitel Tomasek organist/pianist/composer, is born.Ref: 5
1788*Joseph Gilbert Totten Brevet Major General (Union Army), died in 1864, is born.Ref: 5
1797*Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Tolbecque Belgian composer/conductor, is born.Ref: 5
1806*William Simms, American journalist and novelist, is born.Ref: 70
1809*Philip St George Cocke Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1861, is born.Ref: 5
1811*Ann Sheppard Mounsey composer, is born.Ref: 5
1813*Henry Washington Benham Brevet Major General (Union Army), died in 1884, is born.Ref: 5
1820*Gottfried Conradi composer, is born.Ref: 5
1827*French C Baeckelmans Flemish architect (St Amanduskerk, Antwerp), is born.Ref: 5
1837*J.P. (John Pierpoint) Morgan, industrialist-financed US, is born.Ref: 68
1845*Isabel Barrows US, editor/penologist (Conference on Negro Question), is born.Ref: 5
1863*Johannes P Boskaljon Curaçao composer/conductor, is born.Ref: 5
1866*Ernest Henry Starling, British physiologist, is born.Ref: 2
1868*Charles R Gallas Dutch lexicographer (French dictionary), is born.Ref: 5
1869*Johannes M Meulenhoff Dutch publisher, is born.Ref: 5
1870*Ray Stannard Baker US, journalist (Puliter Prize 1940), is born.Ref: 5
1876*Ian Hay Scotland, novelist/playwright (PIp, Carrying On), is born.Ref: 5
1880*Sir Leonard Woolley, English archaeologist; excavated the Sumerian city of Ur, is born.Ref: 70
1881*-Anton Wildgans writer, is born.Ref: 5
1882*Artur Schnabel, Lipnik Austria, pianist (Beethoven Piano Sonatas), is born.Ref: 5
1883*Hermann Darewsky composer, is born.Ref: 5
1885*Isak Dinesen Danish writer (Out of Africa, 7 Gothic Tales), is born.Ref: 5
1885*Cecil Burleigh composer, is born.Ref: 5
1885*Karen Blixen-Finecke [Dinesen], Danish writer (Out of Africa), is born.Ref: 5
1886*Otto Lederer Czechoslovakia, actor (Jazz Singer), is born.Ref: 5
1890*Art Acord Glenwood Sevier UT, western actor (Arizona Kid, Hard Fists), is born.Ref: 5
1892 Jean Haesaert Flemish lawyer/sociologist, is born.Ref: 5
1894*Nikita S Khrushchev Soviet leader (1953-64), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Bert Wheeler actor (Nitwits, Hold 'em Jail, High Flyers, Rainmakers), is born.Ref: 5
1896*Senor Wences ventriloquist (his hand acts as a puppet), is born.Ref: 5
1897*Harald Saeverud Bergen Norway, composer (Saline), is born.Ref: 5
1897*Antonius F "Anton" Coolen Dutch author (Village by the River), is born.Ref: 5
1897*Thornton Wilder Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist: The Bridge of San Luis Rey [1928] and playwright: Our Town [1938], The Skin of Our Teeth [1943]; died Dec 7, 1975Ref: 68
1899*Sir Vincent Wigglesworth, English entomologist, is born.Ref: 70
1901*George Keyt artist, is born.Ref: 5
1902*Anton Beuving lyricist (Ketelbinkie), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Gregor Piatigorsky Ekaterinoslav Russia, cellist, is born.Ref: 5
1903*Nicolas Nabokov Near Lubcha Minsk Russia, composer (The Holy Devil), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Edward Chodorov playwright/director (Story of Louis Pasteur), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Arthur Lake (Silverlake), Corbin KY, actor (Dagwood-Blondie), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Louis Jean Heydt Montclair NJ, actor (Joe-Waterfront), is born.Ref: 5
1906*M Rooi editor-in-chief (New Rotterdam Daily), is born.Ref: 5
1909 Alain Emile Louis Marie Poher politician, is born.Ref: 5
1909*Humphrey Sims Moore pacifist/journalist, is born.Ref: 5
1909 Patrick Reilly diplomat, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Mikhail Botvinnik of USSR, world chess champion (1948-63), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Jean-Pierre Herve Bazin writer, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Earl of Lauderdale, is born.Ref: 5
1912 Isador Caplan lawyer/Aldeburgh Festival Pioneer, is born.Ref: 5
1913*Paul Langton Salt Lake City UT, actor (Leslie-Peyton Place), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Richard Travis Carlsbad NM, actor (Missile to the Moon), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Sirimavo Bandaranaike world's first woman PM (Sri Lanka, 1960..77), is born.Ref: 5
1916 Azijn Banana [Oscar Enau], Antillean publicist, is born.Ref: 5
1916*David Stafford-Clark psychiatrist, is born.Ref: 5
1916*Donald Gibson British Vice-Admiral, is born.Ref: 5
1916 Ryoei Saito businessman, is born.Ref: 5
1918*Anne Shirley UK, actress (Devil & Daniel Webster, Stella Dallas), is born.Ref: 5
1918*William Holden [Franklin Beedle Jr] O'Fallon IL, actor (Stalag 17, Bridge Over the River Kwai, SOB), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Birth of Robert G. Bratcher, principal translator of the American Bible Society's 1966-1976 "Good News Bible" (also known as "Today's English Version").Ref: 5
1920*Bengt N Anderberg Swedish poet/writer (Kain), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Joan "Maudie" Warburton painter, is born.Ref: 5
1921 Donald Barron CEO (Midland Bank), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Solly (Solomon Joseph) Hemus baseball: SL Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, is born.Ref: 4
1923*Harry Reasoner, Dakota City IA, newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC, CBS), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Lindsay Anderson, Bangalore India, director (Thursday's Children), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Lloyd Biggle Jr US, sci-fi author (Silence is Deadly), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Norman Potter cabinetmaker designer/writer, is born.Ref: 5
1924*Roy Gallant author: Mirages & Sundogs, Earth’s Vanishing ForestsRef: 4
1924 Patrick Sergeant founder (Euromoney Publications), is born.Ref: 5
1925 Anne Harris CEO (National Federation of Women's Institutes), is born.Ref: 5
1925*John Yates bishop (Lambeth England), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Joyce Buck actress/interior designer, is born.Ref: 5
1926*Arthur Hockaday director-General (Commonwealth War Graves Commission), is born.Ref: 5
1926*G M Hughes professor/zoologist, is born.Ref: 5
1926 Michael Vernon CEO (RNLI), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Christopher Whelen composer, is born.Ref: 5
1927*Tadeusz Mazowiecki premier of Poland (1989-90), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Cynthia Ozick US, author (Pagan Rabbi & Other Stories), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Eileen Stamers-Smith headmistress (Malvern Girls' College), is born.Ref: 5
1929*James Last orchestra leader/composer/arranger, is born.Ref: 5
1929 Lady (James) Mellon CEO (Volunteer Development Scotland), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Chris Barber jazz trombonist, is born.Ref: 5
1930*Genevieve Paris France, singer (Jack Paar Show, Scruples), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Joan Clague director of nursing services (Marie Curie Foundation), is born.Ref: 5
1931*John Bartlett tennis player (Davis Cup captain-Britain), is born.Ref: 5
1931*John Chalstrey alderman/Lord Mayor (London), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Joyce Molyneux chef, is born.Ref: 5
1931*Ruth Etchells principal (St John's College-Durham), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Graziella Sciutti Italian opera singer, is born.Ref: 5
1932*Han J A Hansen [Jansen] Dutch journalist (King Comes!), is born.Ref: 5
1932 Ramsay Melhuish diplomat, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Penelope Lively writer, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Tim Rathbone MP, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Monique Van Vooren Brussels Belgium, actress (Warhol's Frankenstein), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Warren Chiasson jazz musician: vibes: group: Warren Chiasson Duo: LP: Point Counterpoint, is born.Ref: 4
1934*Don Kirshner music publisher: Aldon Music with Al Nevins, Brill Building mogul: Screen Gems Music: started Bubblegum music fad with creation of The Monkees, is born.Ref: 4
1935*Lamar Lundy football: LA Rams, is born.Ref: 4
1936*Lord Justice Aldous, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Pete Graves rocker (Moonglows), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Brian Sedgemore British MP, is born.Ref: 5
1937*Eduard N Stepanov Russian cosmonaut, is born.Ref: 5
1937*Galina Samsova ballerina, is born.Ref: 5
1937*Terry Dicks British MP, is born.Ref: 5
1938*David Dilks vice-chancellor (Hull U), is born.Ref: 5
1938*K M P O'Brien archbishop (St Andrews & Edinburgh), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Robin Knox-Johnston yachtsman, is born.Ref: 5
1941*Bill Fury Liverpool England, vocalist/guitarist (When Will You Say I Love You), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Adolphus Hailstork composer, is born.Ref: 5
1941*Max Stafford-Clark artistic director (Royal Court Theatre), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Mario Brenta writer/director (Maicol, Barnabo of the Mountains), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Dennis Hextall hockey: NHL: NY Rangers, LA Kings, California Golden Seals, Minnesota North Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Washington Capitals; son of Hockey Hall of Famer Bryan A. Hextallm is born.Ref: 4
1943*Roy Estrada rocker (Morthers Of Invention), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Bobby Curtola singer: one of Canada’s early teen idols: Hand In Hand With You, Don’t You Sweetheart Me, Three Rows Over, Fortune Teller; TV host: After Four, Shake, Rock, Roll, is born.Ref: 4
1944*John Lill professor/pianist, is born.Ref: 5
1945 Vincent A M van der Burg Dutch MP (CDA), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Clare Francis yachtswoman/novelist (Come Hell or High Water), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Henry Kelly British broadcaster, is born.Ref: 5
1946*J R Baines professor (Egyptologist), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Charles Frank Olympia WA, actor (Chisholms, Emerald Point NAS), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Jan Hammer composer (Escape from TV, Miami Vice), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Viscount Bridport, is born.Ref: 5
1949*Monroe Eley football: British Columbia Lions, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Heini Hemmi Switzerland, giant slalom (Olympics-gold-1976), is born.Ref: 5
1949*John Oates New York NY, rock guitarist/vocalist (Hall & Oates-Rich Girl), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Pedro (Modesto Delfi) Garcia baseball: Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers, Toronto Blue Jays, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Olivia Hussey Buenos Aires, actress (Romeo & Juliet, Death on Nile), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Kim Tyler Hollywood CA, actress (Kyle-Please Don't Eat Daisies), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Riccardo Patrese driver (Grand Prix), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Pete Shelley (McNeish) musician, singer: group: The Buzzcocks: Totally from the Heart, Alright O.K., Going Steady, Love Bites, What Do I Get, Orgasm Addict, Ever Fallen In Love With Someone You Shouldn’t Fall in Love With, I Don't Mind, Promises, is born.Ref: 4
1955*Peter Michalke journalist, is born.Ref: 5
1955*Rob Bolland Dutch singer/guitarist (Bolland & Bolland), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Kaye Young Cowher WBL forward (New York Stars, New Jersey Gems), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Pillow [Therese Joan Bell] California, bodybuilder (Gold Classic 1983), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Byron Cherry Atlanta GA, actor (Coy-Dukes of Hazzard), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Sergei Yuriyevich Vozovikov Russian Major/cosmonaut, is born.Ref: 5
1959*Sean Bean actor: Goldeneye, Sharpe’s series, Patriot Games, The Field, Stormy MondayRef: 4
1959*Teri Austin Toronto Ontario Canada, actress (Terminal Choice, Knots Landing), is born.Ref: 5
1959*David Hearn Washington DC, slalom single canoe (Olympics-9th-96), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Elizabeth Lindsey actress (China Beach), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Stephen Singleton, musician: saxophone: group: ABC: Tears are Not Enough, Poison Arrow, Be Near Me, When Smokey Sings, King Without a Crown, is born.Ref: 4
1960 Michael Whitaker showjumper, is born.Ref: 5
1961*(Long Island) [Norman] Boomer Esiason, West Islip NY, NFL quarterback (Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Nancy Hogshead, Iowa City IA, swimmer (Olympics-gold-1984)/model (jockey), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Ken Daneyko Windsor, NHL defenseman (New Jersey Devils), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Raye Hollit, American Gladiator (Zap), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Lela Rochon actress (Waiting to Exhale), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Susie Redman Salem OH, LPGA golfer (1995 Nabisco Dinah Shore-2nd), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Liz Phair singer, songwriter: LPs: Exile in Guyville, whitechocolatespaceeggRef: 4
1967*Leslie Bega Los Angeles CA, actress (Maria Tomlinson-Head of the Class), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Timothy Gibbs Burbank CA, actor (Father Murphy, Santa Barbara), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Aaron Wallace NFL defensive end/linebacker (Oakland Raiders), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Marquis Grisom Atlanta GA, outfielder (Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Maurits Prince of Netherlands, is born.Ref: 5
1968*Ritchie Woodhall boxer, is born.Ref: 5
1969*Alexander McQueen fashion designer, is born.Ref: 5
1970*Tony Sacca WLAF quarterback (Barcelona Dragons), is born.Ref: 5
1971*David Oliver Sechelt, NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Benjamin Dodwell Australian rower (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Gordon Laro NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Keith Lyle safety (St Louis Rams), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Tony Boselli NFL offensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Brett Maher Adelaide SA Australia, basketball guard (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Gene Makowsky CFL offensive linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Jeff Lewis NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Kenneth Carlsen Denmark, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1973*Ross Aloisi Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Theo Ratliff NBA forward/center (Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers), is born.Ref: 5
1974*James Hamilton linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Marcel Nijenhuis soccer player (NEC), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Trifun Zivanovic Santa Monica, figure skater (1995 Pac Coast Jr champion), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Nadine Thomas Miss Jamaica-Universe (1997), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Pascal de Vries soccer player (FC Twente), is born.Ref: 5
1978*Bilal Abdul-samad rocker (Boys), is born.Ref: 5
1979*Tram-Anh Tran actress (Ghostwriters'), is born.Ref: 5
1980*Crystal Carlson Miss Maine Teen-USA (1997)Ref: 5
485*Proclus Greek mathematician, dies in Athens.Ref: 5
818*Bernhard I King of Italy, dies.Ref: 5
858*Benedict III Italian Pope (855-58), dies.Ref: 69
1272*Zita/Cita Italian maid/saint, dies at about 59.Ref: 5
1297*Willem van Afflighem Flemish poet/abbot St Truiden, dies at about 86.Ref: 5
1421*Dikes at Dort Holland breaks, 100,000 drown.Ref: 5
1427*Jan IV duke of Brabant/Limburg/wife of Jacoba van Bayern, dies.Ref: 5
1574*Joachim Camerarius [Liebhard Kammerer], German Lutheran theologian, dies at age 74.Ref: 5
1630*Christian I ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (battle of White Mountain), dies.Ref: 5
1679*John van Kessel Flemish painter, dies at 53.Ref: 5
1696*Madame Marie de Sévigné, French writer, mostly of letters to her daughter, dies at age 70.Ref: 70
1711*Jozef I [Habsburg] emperor of Germany (1705-11), dies at about 32.Ref: 5
1714*Philipp Heinrich Erlebach composer, dies at 56.Ref: 5
1726 Henriëtte Amalia ruler of Nassau-Dietz, dies at 49.Ref: 5
1764*Johann Mattheson German composer/musicologist, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1790*(Declaration of Independence) Benjamin Franklin US, (Poor Richards Almanac), signer of the Declaration of Independence, dies in Philadelphia at age 84.Ref: 5
1790*Largest gathering of people at one time in America 20,000 attend funeral of Benjamin Franklin.Ref: 10
1835*William Henry Ireland forger (Shakespearean manuscripts), dies.Ref: 5
1837 Edouard viscount de Walckiers very wealthy slave trader, dies.Ref: 5
1838*J Schopenhauer writer, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1851*James Collier, one of the three founders of Xenia Township (Ohio), dies.Ref: 54
1854*Gottlob Wiedebein composer, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1863*Daniel Smith Donelson Confederate General/cousin of Andrew Jackson, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1873*Semyon Stepanovich Gulak-Artemovsky composer, dies at 60.Ref: 5
1888*E. G. Squier, American newspaper editor, diplomat and archaeologist, dies at age 66.Ref: 70
1890*John Barnett composer, dies at 87.Ref: 5
1891*Jules Eugene Abraham Alary composer, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1892*Alexander MacKenzie, Canadian PM (1873-8), dies.Ref: 68
1895*Jorge Isaacs, Colombian poet and novelist, dies at age 58.Ref: 70
1899*Hans Balatka composer, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1915*Johannes P Kelly [Kellij] Dutch actor/operetta writer, dies at 60.Ref: 5
1936*Charles J M Ruys de Beerenbrouck Dutch PM (1918-23, 29-33), dies.Ref: 5
1942*Jean Perrin, French Nobel Prize-winning physicist (1926), dies at age 71.Ref: 70
1945*Hannie Schaft "Girl with red hair", executed.Ref: 5
1945*Ion Pillat Romaniams poet/Senator (Umbra timpului), dies.Ref: 5
1945*Walter Model German fieldmarshal, commits suicide at 54.Ref: 5
1948 Johan P Earl of Limburg Stirum diplomat, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1960*Eddie (Ray Edward) Cochran Rock and Roll Hall of Famer [1987]: singer, is killed in car crash at age 21.Ref: 4
1962*Louise Fazenda dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 66.Ref: 5
1967*Henry Allen, American jazz musician, dies at age 59.Ref: 70
1967*Red Allen, US Dixie-land trumpet player, dies.Ref: 2
1968*Margaret Seddon dies at 95.Ref: 5
1970*Sergei Aleksi patriarch of Russian-Orthodox church, dies at 92.Ref: 5
1971*Roberto Lupi composer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1974*Frank McGee Today show host, dies of cancer at 52.Ref: 5
1974*Ted Bundy victim Susan Rancourt disappears from Central Washington State College, Ellensburg WA.Ref: 5
1974*Herbert Elwell US composer (Happy Hypocrite), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1974*Vinnie Taylor rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a drug overdose.Ref: 5
1975*Fredric March (Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel) Academy Award-winning actor: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde [1931-32], The Best Years of Our Lives [1946]; Seven Days in May, Inherit the Wind, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, Desperate Hours, The Bridges at Toko- Ri, Executive Suite, A Christmas Carol, A Star is Born, Mary of Scotland, Anna Karenina, The Barretts of Wimpole Street; Tony Award- winner: Long Day’s Journey into Night [1957]; died Apr 14, 1975Ref: 4
1976*Jean-Jacques Gailliard Belgian painter, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1977*Marjorie Gateson actress (One Man's Family), dies at 86.Ref: 5
1983*Dutch (Emil John) Leonard baseball: pitacher: Brooklyn Dodgers Washington Nationals [all-star: 1940, 1943-1945], Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs [all-star: 1951]; dies.Ref: 4
1983*Felix Pappalardi rocker (Cream, Mountain), dies.Ref: 5
1983*Peter Potter DJ (Peter Potter Show, Juke Box Jury), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1983*Mark W Clark US General (WWII), dies at 87.Ref: 5
1983*(Green River Killer) Sandra Kay Gabbert, 17, is last seen. She is the 19th of 48 women Gary Ridgway admits killing. (USA Today, p 3A, 11/06/2003)Ref: 13
1983*(Green River Killer) Kimi-Kai Pitsor, 16, is last seen. She is the 20th of 48 women Gary Ridgway admits killing. (USA Today, p 3A, 11/06/2003)Ref: 13
1984*Libyan embassy demonstration, 1 shot dead.Ref: 5
1984*Mark Clark, American army general during World War II and the Korean War, dies at age 87.Ref: 70
1985*Scott Brady [Gerald Tierney] actor (Shotgun Slade), dies at age 60.Ref: 5
1985*Ilona Bodden writer, dies.Ref: 5
1986*Bessie Head writer, dies.Ref: 5
1987*Dick Shawn (Richard Schulefand) comedian (Producers), dies on stage from a heart attack at 63.Ref: 5
1987*Carlton Barrett Jamaican reggae drummer (No woman no cry), dies at 36.Ref: 5
1988*Eva Novak actress (Medicine Man), dies of pneumonia at 90.Ref: 5
1988*Louise Nevelson, sculptor, dies of brain tumor at 88.Ref: 5
1989*Charles Lampkin dies.Ref: 5
1989*Maximum New York State unemployment benefits raised to $245 per week.Ref: 5
1990*Reverend Ralph David Abernathy civil rights activist, dies in Atlanta at age 64.Ref: 5
1990*Gas explodes on passenger train in Kumrahar India, 80 die.Ref: 5
1991*Jack Yellen US poet (Sons o' Fun), dies at 97.Ref: 5
1991*Railroad workers go on strike in the US.Ref: 5
1991*Dow Jones closes above 3,000 for first time (3,004.46).Ref: 5
1992*Hank Penny country music singer, dies at 73 of heart failure.Ref: 5
1993*Turgut Özal President of Turkey (1989-93), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1994*Peter Hacker US journalist/actor (NBC, Broadcast News), dies at 69.Ref: 5
1994*Roger Wolcott Sperry, American Nobel Prize-winning neurobiologist (1981), dies at age 80.Ref: 70
1994*Aruba government of Oduber falls.Ref: 5
1995*Nancy Mayhew Youngman artist/educator, dies at 88.Ref: 5
1996*Eva Jones poet/novelist, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1996*Jose Luis Lopez Aranguren philosopher, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1996*Michele Carew daughter of baseball great Rod, dies of Leukemia at 18.Ref: 5
1997*Chaim Herzog President of Israel (1983-93), dies at 78Ref: 5
1998*Linda McCartney (Eastman) photographer: Rolling Stone magazine; singer: group: Wings: Silly Love Songs [w/husband Paul McCartney]; dies at age 56.Ref: 4
2002*Thor Heyerdahl Norway, anthropologist/explorer (Kon Tiki, Aku-Aku), dies.Ref: 5
2003*Diet doctor Robert C. Atkins died in New York at age 72.Ref: 70

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