Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
May 6th

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1191*Richard I of England locates the three lost ships at Limissol, and promptly attacks Comnenus' troops in the town and drove them out. Comnenus was again attacked outside the town, but escaped, leaving behind his standard, embroidered with gold cloth. This was later presented to the abbey of Bury St. Edmunds. 
1312*Pope Clement V closes the Council of Vienna.Ref: 5
1476*Emperor Frederik III of Habsburg & duke Charles the Stout arrange marriage of their children.Ref: 5
1536*King Henry VIII, orders bible be placed in every church.Ref: 5
1541*Henry VIII proclaims a new Bible must be in every church.Ref: 5
1598*Arch duke Albrecht & Isabella become monarch of Southern Netherlands.Ref: 5
1626*Peter Minuet buys Manhattan from Indians for trinkets, valued at $24. (TWA, 1964)Ref: 95
1642*Ville Marie (Montréal) forms.Ref: 5
1644*Johan Mauritius resigns as Governor of Brazil.Ref: 5
1672 Brandenburgs monarch Frederik Willem signs treaty with Netherlands.Ref: 5
1682*King Louis XIV moves his court to Versailles, France.Ref: 2
1753*French King Louis XV observes transit of Mercury at Mendon Castle.Ref: 5
1787*First Black Masonic Lodge (African #459) forms at Prince Hall, Boston.Ref: 5
1804*Suriname sold to English (until February 1816).Ref: 5
1840*First postage stamps (Penny Black) issued (Great Britain).Ref: 72
1848*Otto Tank ends slavery in Suriname colony.Ref: 5
1851*New slave regulations go into effect in Suriname.Ref: 5
1851*The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce is established.Ref: 5
1856*US Army troops from Fort Tejon and Fort Miller prepare to ride out to protect Keyesville CA, from Yokut Indian attacks.Ref: 2
1857*(Dakota Conflict) Two Yellow Medicine Reservation Indians trade blankets, ammunition and guns for Mrs. William Marble, who was taken hostage in "the Spirit Lake Massacre". The Indians were later paid a thousand dollars. Ref 
1860*San Fransisco Olympic Club, first US athletic club founded.Ref: 5
1877*Chief Crazy Horse surrenders to U.S. troops in Nebraska. Crazy Horse brought General Custer to his end.Ref: 2
1882*Epping Forest England dedicated by Queen Victoria.Ref: 5
1882*Over President Chester A. Arthur's veto, Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act, which bars Chinese immigrants from the United States for 10 years.Ref: 70
1890*Mormon Church renounces polygamy [1006-Truth Restored (Morman pub)].Ref: 5
1891*Electrician Irwin H. Hoover began installing the first electrical wiring in the White House.Ref: 6
1891*Conductors on London General Omnibus Company go on strike.Ref: 5
1904*American Lung Association holds its first meeting.Ref: 5
1906*"Temporary" permit to erect overhead wires on Market St San Fransisco.Ref: 5
1910*England replaces King Edward VII stamp series with King George V.Ref: 5
1910*King George V ascends to British throne.Ref: 5
1913*King Nikita I of Montenegro vacates Skoetari, North-Albania.Ref: 5
1914*British House of Lords rejects women suffrage.Ref: 5
1919*Paris Peace Conference disposes of German colonies; German East Africa is assigned to Britain & France, German Southwest Africa to South Africa.Ref: 5
1933*Italy & USSR sign trade agreement.Ref: 5
1935*British King George & Queen Mary celebrates silver jubilee.Ref: 5
1935*The Works Progress Administration began operating.Ref: 70
1938*Dutch writer Maurits Dekker sentenced to 50 days for "offending a friendly head of state" (Hitler).Ref: 5
1940*More than 100 colleges are closed due to student riots over Kent State. Ref 
1941*Dictator Josef Stalin assumed the Soviet premiership, replacing Vyacheslav M. Molotov.Ref: 70
1955 West Germany joins NATO.Ref: 5
1957*Italian Government of Segni resigns.Ref: 5
1960 Students attack Dutch embassy in Djakarta.Ref: 5
1960*Britain's Princess Margaret married Anthony Armstrong-Jones, a commoner, at Westminster Abbey. (They divorced in 1978.)Ref: 70
1960*President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Civil Rights Act of 1960.Ref: 2
1960*Trotsky's murderer Jacques Mornard (Ramón Mercader), freed in México.Ref: 5
1961 Omer Vanaudenhove chosen chairman of Belgium Liberal Party.Ref: 5
1962*US performs nuclear test at Pacific Ocean.Ref: 5
1962*Antonio Segni elected President of Italy.Ref: 5
1962*The first nuclear warhead is fired from a Polaris submarine.Ref: 2
1966*Canadian Minister of Finance announces a $20 Centennial gold coin.Ref: 5
1967*Zakir Hussain elected first Moslem President of India.Ref: 5
1967*400 students seize administration building at Cheyney State College.Ref: 5
1968 Spain closes border to Gibraltar except to Spaniards.Ref: 5
1968*Battle between students & troops in Paris France, 1000 injured.Ref: 5
1974*West German chancellor W Brandt resigns.Ref: 5
1979*USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk US.Ref: 5
1981*US expels Libyan diplomats.Ref: 5
1981*Yale architecture student Maya Ying Lin was named winner of a competition to design the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.Ref: 6
1984*José Napoleon Duarte wins El Salvador presidential election.Ref: 5
1986*France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island.Ref: 5
1986*The Rev. Donald E. Pelotte, 41, was ordained in Gallup, New Mexico -- the first American Indian to be made a Roman Catholic bishop in the USRef: 5
1987*USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR.Ref: 5
1987*Gary Hart denies affair with model Donna Rice.Ref: 5
1987*PTL's Jim Bakker & Rich Dortch dismissed from Assemblies of God.Ref: 5
1990*Former President PW Botha quit South Africa's ruling National Party.Ref: 5
1991*President Bush returned to work after spending two nights at Bethesda Naval Hospital because of an irregular heartbeat; he met at the White House with Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze.Ref: 6
1992*Gorbachev closes an era at Westminster CollegeRef: 89
1994*House passes the assault weapons ban.Ref: 5
1994*Former Arkansas state worker Paula Jones files a suit against President Clinton alleging sexual harassment. (XDG, p 4A, 5/6/2000)Ref: 83
1994*Nelson Mandela & his ANC, finally confirmed winners in South Africa.Ref: 5
1994*Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and French President Francois Mitterrand formally opened the Channel Tunnel between their countries.Ref: 70
1997*Army Staff Sergeant Delmar Simpson gets 25-year sentence for rape.Ref: 5
1997*Hemophiliacs who contracted AIDS between 1978 and 1985 from tainted blood products accepted a $600 million settlement from four health-care companies.Ref: 70
2000*Jack Mazzan, who'd spent 20 years on death row for the murder of a judge's son, was released on bail, three months after the NV Supreme Court reversed his conviction.Ref: 6
2001*John Paul II, during his visit to Syria, became the first pope to enter a mosque as he called for brotherhood between Christians and Muslims.Ref: 70
2002 Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was freed after 19 months of house arrest.Ref: 70
2003*Voters in Beavercreek (Greene County) OH reject school levy 61% to 28%. (XDG, p 1A, 5/07/2003)Ref: 83
2003*(California Recall) Wealthy Republican Rep Darrell Issa offers a cash infusion to recall California Governor Gray Davis, evemtia;;u reaching $1.7M. (WSJ, p A4, 8/07/2003)Ref: 33
1833*John Deere makes first steel plow.Ref: 5
1851*Linus Yale, of Newport NY, patents Yale-lock.Ref: 5
1851*Dr. John Gorie has his patent for a refridgerator granted. Ice was used in hospitals. (Ref: Reference Desk of the Xenia Branch of the the Greene County Public Library) 
1896*S.P. Langley's flying machine makes first successful flight.Ref: 10
1949*EDSAC (Electronic Delayed Storage Automatic Computer), a stored-program computer built by Maurice Wilkes at Cambridge University, England, is first demonstrated. Ref 
1985*17th Space Shuttle Mission (51-B)-Challenger 7 lands at Edwards Air Force Base.Ref: 5
1991*Space Shuttle STS 39 (Discovery 12) lands.Ref: 5
1993*STS-55 (Columbia) lands.Ref: 5
2012*Transit of Venus (between Earth & Sun) occurs.Ref: 5
1527*Forty thousand German mercenaries, hired by Cardinal Pompeo Colonna, sack the city of Rome, destroying two-thirds of the houses. They butchered clergy and laity alike, and forced Clement VII to flee, disguised as a gardener. It was the end of the golden age of the Renaissance.Ref: 5
1529 Battle at Gogra, India: Mogol emperor Babur beats Afghans & Bengals.Ref: 5
1648 Battle at Zólty Wody-Bohdan Chmielricki's Cossaks beat John II Casimir.Ref: 5
1757 Battle at Prague: Frederik II of Prussia beats emperor army.Ref: 5
1794*Haiti, under Toussaint L'Ouverture, revolts against France.Ref: 5
1861*Jefferson Davis approves a bill declaring War between US & Confederacy.Ref: 5
1861*Arkansas & Tennessee become 9th & 10th states to secede from US.Ref: 5
1864*In the second day of the Battle of Wilderness between Union General Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate General Robert E. Lee, Confederate Gen. James Longstreet is wounded by his own men.Ref: 2
1864*Battle of Port Walthall Junction VA.Ref: 5
1864*Henry Livermore Abbott US Union Brigadier-General, dies in battle.Ref: 5
1864*Micah Jenkins Confederate Brigadier-General (friendly fire), dies at 28.Ref: 5
1864*General Sherman begins advance to Atlanta GA.Ref: 5
1902 Zulu assault at Holkrantz South-Africa.Ref: 5
1915*Allies attack Cape Helles, Hellespont.Ref: 5
1915*German U-20 sinks Centurion SE of Ireland.Ref: 5
1916*Belgian troop march into Kigali, German East-Africa.Ref: 5
1942*Japanese take Corregidor as Lt. Gen. Wainwright unconditionally surrenders all 15,000 U.S. and Filipino forces in the Philippines. (XDG, p 4A, 5/6/2000)Ref: 83
1942*Gen. Walter K. Wilson spoke to the defenders of Corregidor over San Francisco shortwave station KGEI just before the island fortress fell. He said, "America is proud of you as valiant soldiers. Those of us who know you personally are proud of you as friends."Ref: 36
1943*British first army opens assault on Tunis.Ref: 5
1944*The Red Army besieges and captures Sevastopol in the Crimea.Ref: 2
1945*Axis Sally makes her last broadcast Ref 
1945*General J Blaskowitz surrenders German troops in Netherlands.Ref: 5
1959 Iceland gunboats shoot at British fishing ships.Ref: 5
1962*Pathet Lao breaks cease fire/conquerors Nam Tha Laos.Ref: 5
1978 South Africa military goes into Angola.Ref: 5
1996 Guatemala's leftist guerrillas sign key accord with government of President Alvaro Arzu aimed at ending 35 years of civil war.Ref: 5
1733*First international boxing match: Bob Whittaker beats Tito di Carni.Ref: 5
1895*21st Kentucky Derby: Soup Perkins aboard Halma wins in 2:37½.Ref: 5
1896*22nd Kentucky Derby: Willie Simms aboard Ben Brush wins in 2:07.75.Ref: 5
1903*Chicago White Sox commit 12 errors against Detroit Tigers.Ref: 5
1906*The Pirates become the first team to use a canvas tarp to cover the infield when it rains.Ref: 86
1907*33rd Kentucky Derby: Andy Minder aboard Pink Star wins in 2:12.6.Ref: 5
1915*At the Polo Grounds, Red Sox rookie pitcher Babe Ruth collects three hits, including his first HR. Homer number one, as well as homer number two, hit two weeks later, comes off of Yankee hurler Jack 'Crab' Warhop.Ref: 1
1917*For the second consecutive day, a Browns' hurler throws a no-hitter as Bob Groom keeps the White Sox hitless in the second game of a twin bill, 3-0; he also pitches two hitless innings in the first game.Ref: 1
1921*American Soccer League formed.Ref: 5
1922*48th Preakness: L Morris aboard Pillory wins in 1:51.6.Ref: 5
1925*Replaced by Pee Wee Wanninger, Yankee shortstop Everett Scott's consecutive game streak ends at 1,307. It started as a player for the Boston Red Sox and is longest consecutive playing streak to date.Ref: 1
1925*Ty Cobb hits his fifth HR in two games tying 1884 Cap Anson's record.Ref: 1
1929*The American League announces it will discontinue the league's MVP award.Ref: 1
1929 New York to San Fransisco footrace begins.Ref: 5
1933*59th Kentucky Derby: Don Meade aboard Brokers Tip wins in 2:06.8.Ref: 5
1934*At Fenway, the Red Sox hit four consecutive triples (Carl Reynolds, Moose Solters, Rick Ferrell and Bucky Walters) enroute to a 14-4 win over the Tigers.Ref: 1
1939*65th Kentucky Derby: James Stout aboard Johnstown wins in 2:03.4.Ref: 5
1944*70th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Pensive wins in 2:04.2.Ref: 5
1946*The New York Yankees announced that they were to be the first major-league baseball team to travel by airplane during the entire 1946 season.Ref: 4
1950*76th Kentucky Derby: William Boland on Middleground wins in 2:01.6.Ref: 5
1951*Pirate hurler Cliff Chambers walks eight but no-hits the Boston Braves, 3-0.Ref: 1
1953*In his first major league start, Bobo Holloman no-hits the A's, 6-0; the Browns' rookie will never pitch another complete game and will win only three games in his one-year career in the majors.Ref: 1
1954*British runner and medical student, Roger Bannister breaks the four-minute mile in Oxford, England. He was timed at 3:59.4 seconds. Bannister told reporters that a mile run of 3:30 would be run before 1999. His prediction did not come true although runners are definitely getting closer. The record time of 3:43.13 by Hicham El Guerrouj of Morocco stands as the world men’s outdoor mile record since July 7, 1999.Ref: 4
1956*Reds' outfielder Gus Bell homers off Bob Miller in both ends of a double header.Ref: 1
1961*87th Kentucky Derby: John Sellers aboard Carry Back wins in 2:04.Ref: 5
1962*Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Tournament.Ref: 5
1966*Most runs scored in 11th inning (9) Phillies score 5 to beat Pirates 8-7.Ref: 5
1967*93rd Kentucky Derby: Bobby Ussery on Proud Clarion wins in 2:00.6.Ref: 5
1967*Maureen Wilton runs female world record marathon (3:15:22).Ref: 5
1968*Giants' reliever Lindy McDaniel sets a National League record playing his 225th consecutive game without commiting an error. The streak includes108 chances handled successfully since June 16, 1964.Ref: 1
1970 Yuchiro Miura of Japan skis down Mount Everest.Ref: 5
1972*98th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Riva Ridge wins in 2:01.8.Ref: 5
1973*Judy Rankin wins LPGA American Defender-Raleigh Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1973*First WHA championship, New England Whalers beat Winnipeg Jets, 4 games to 1.Ref: 5
1974*A's pitcher Paul Linblad's major league streak of 385 consecutive errorless games ends when he makes an errant throw in a 6-3 loss to the Orioles.Ref: 1
1974*Smallest attendance at Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium (4,149).Ref: 5
1978*104th Kentucky Derby: Steve Cauthen aboard Affirmed wins in 2:01.2.Ref: 5
1979 Fred Markham set a bicycle speed record of 81.8 kph over 200 meters.Ref: 5
1979*Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Women's International Golf Tournament.Ref: 5
1981*Seattle Mariners manager Maury Wills is fired & replaced by Rene Lachemann.Ref: 5
1982*Gaylord Perry of the Seattle Mariners became the 15th pitcher in the major leagues to win 300 career victories. Perry, known for his spitball as well as a variety of other pitches, led the Mariners past the NY Yankees 7-3.Ref: 4
1984*Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken Jr hits for the cycle.Ref: 5
1987*Mario Andretti sets the one-lap speed record at Indpls 500 at 218.204 MPH.Ref: 5
1988*Doughnutgate incident: New Jersey Devils' coach Jim Schoenfeld tells referee Don Koharski to 'eat another doughnut you fat pig!,' he is suspended.Ref: 5
1989*115th Kentucky Derby: Pat Valenzuela on Sunday Silence wins in 2:05.Ref: 5
1990*Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1991*Phillie Lenny Dykstra slams his sports car into 2 trees.Ref: 5
1991*Seppo Raty of Finland sets javelin record to 301' 9".Ref: 5
1992*New York Met Anthony Young begins losing streak of at least 26 games.Ref: 5
1994*The Cubs 10-1 victory over the Pirates ends Anthony Young's record 29-game losing streak as a starter. The hard luck pitcher, obtained from the Mets for shortstop Jose Vizcaino, had not won as a starter for over two years.Ref: 1
1994*Lennox Lewis TKOs Phil Jackson in 8 for heavyweight boxing title.Ref: 5
1995 ABC Bud Light Masters Bowling Tournament won by Mike Aulby.Ref: 5
1995*121st Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens on longshot Thunder Gulch wins in 2:01.2.Ref: 5
1996*Lennox Lewis defeats Phil Jackson in the 8th round to win the Heavyweight Boxing title. 
1997*Rick Pitino becomes coach of Boston Celtics.Ref: 5
1997*Owner Peter Karmanos announces the NHL Hartford Whalers will relocate to Raleigh NC and become the Carolina Hurricanes. (USA Today, p 3C, 2/02/2004)Ref: 13
1998*Cubs' rookie Kerry Wood ties a major league record with 20 strikeouts in a nine-inning game as he one-hits the Astros, 2-0. In addition to matching Roger Clemens' feat (Mariners-1986 and Tigers- 1996), the 20-year-old Texan breaks the National League record of 19 strikeouts in a nine-inning game shared by Steve Carlton, David Cone and Tom Seaver.Ref: 1
2000*"Fusaichi Pegasus" became the first favorite to win the Kentucky Derby since "Spectacular Bid" in 1979.Ref: 6
2001*San Diego Padre Bruce Bochy records his 500th managerial career win in Cincinnati.Ref: 86
1432*Flemish artist Jan van Eyck, 61, finished the altarpiece for St. John's Church in Ghent, Belgium. Van Eyck's work is noted for its descriptive realism and intensive color.Ref: 5
1732*Benjamin Franklin publishes German newspaper in Philadelphia, the Philadelphische Zeitung.Ref: 10
1835*James Gordon Bennett published the New York Herald for the first time (price 1¢).Ref: 4
1889*The Universal Exposition opened in Paris, France, marking the dedication of the recently constructed Eiffel Tower. The exposition also was known for the display of the first automobile in Paris. No, it wasn’t a French auto. It was a German Mercedes-Benz, one of the world’s most luxurious automobiles.Ref: 4
1902*Fiction: Start of Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place" (BG).Ref: 5
1935*Pulitzer prize awarded to Audrey Wurdemann (Bright Ambush).Ref: 5
1939 First performance of Honegger/Claudel's "Jeanne d'Arc au Bûcher".Ref: 5
1940*Pulitzer prize awarded to John Steinbeck (Grapes of Wrath).Ref: 5
1941*Bob Hope gives his first USO show at CA's March Field.Ref: 2
1946*Curly Howard (aka Jerome Lester Horwitz) (of the 3 Stooges) suffers a stroke during the filming of "Half-Wits' Holiday". 
1946*Pulitzer prize awarded to Arthur M Schlesinger (Age of Jackson).Ref: 5
1948*"Sally" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 36 performances.Ref: 5
1950*Elizabeth Taylor marries her first husband Conrad 'Nicky' Hilton Jr.Ref: 24
1950*"Great to Be Alive" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 52 performances.Ref: 5
1957*Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy of Massachusetts was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his book Profiles in Courage.Ref: 4
1957*Last broadcast of "I Love Lucy" on CBS-TV.Ref: 5
1957*Eugene O'Neill becomes first to win 4 Pulitzer Prizes for drama for "Long Day's Journey Into Night.”Ref: 10
1959*The Pablo Picasso painting of a Dutch girl was sold for $154,000 in London. It was the highest price paid to that time for a painting by a living artist.Ref: 4
1963*Pulitzer prize awarded to Barbara Tuchman (Guns of August).Ref: 5
1964 Joe Orton's "Entertaining Mr Sloan" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1974*Stolen "Guitar Player" painting by Jan Vermeer found in London.Ref: 5
1977*"Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl" released in UK.Ref: 5
1979*Louis LaRusso II's "Knockout" premieres in NYC.Ref: 5
1980*NBC came to terms with its superstar, Johnny Carson, on this day. Johnny signed a new three-year contract for approximately $5-million a year. Carson also reduced his Tonight Show to one hour from ninety minutes and cut his work week to four nights. Plus, he got billing in the show's title, as it became The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson.Ref: 4
1981*"Inacent Black" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 14 performances.Ref: 5
1986*Comedienne, Joan Rivers, announces that she is leaving The Tonight Show as permanent guest host to begin her own late-night gabfest on the new FOX TV Network.Ref: 4
1987 Niroslav Milhailovic begins 54 hours of telling jokes.Ref: 5
1990*Tom Cruise is ticketed for careless operation of a vehicle in South Carolina.Ref: 5
1994*Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait sets fire to the couch on Tonight Show.Ref: 5
1995*Classic Sports Network begins on cable TV.Ref: 5
1997*Michael Jackson & Bee Gees inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.Ref: 5
973*Henry II Roman Catholic German king/emperor (1002/14-24), is born.Ref: 5
1501*Marcellus II [Marcello Cervini] Italy, humanist/Pope (1555, 22 days), is born.Ref: 5
1581*Frans Francken the Younger, painter, is born.Ref: 5
1606*Lorenzo Lippi [Perlone Zipoli] poet/painter, is born.Ref: 5
1758*Maximilien de Robespierre, lawyer and leader in the French Revolution, is born in Arras France.Ref: 68
1759*François Andrieux French writer/politician, is born.Ref: 5
1769*Ferdinand III archduke of Austria/ruler of Toscane, is born.Ref: 5
1785 Arvir A Afzelius Swedish story teller, is born.Ref: 5
1786*Ludwig Börne writer, is born.Ref: 5
1790*Vaclav Vilem Wurfel composer, is born.Ref: 5
1800*Ferdinand Marcucci composer, is born.Ref: 5
1801*George Sears Greene Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1899, is born.Ref: 5
1802*Friedrich Wilhelm Schirmer artist, is born.Ref: 5
1806*Chapin Aaron Harris US, founded America Society of Dental Surgeons, is born.Ref: 5
1809*William Walker composer, is born.Ref: 5
1812*Martin Robinson Delaney Charlestown VA, first black major in US Medical Corps, is born.Ref: 5
1813*Joseph Tarr Copeland Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1893, is born.Ref: 5
1814*Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst composer, is born.Ref: 5
1825*Joseph Bailey Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1867, is born.Ref: 5
1829*Phoebe Ann Coffin first female ordained minister in New England, is born.Ref: 5
1830*Guido Gezelle Flemish priest/poet, is born.Ref: 5
1830*Abraham Jacobi, German-born physician and pioneer in the field of pediatric medicine, is born.Ref: 70
1835*Birth of John T. Grape, American Methodist layman. He composed a number of hymn tunes during his life, including ALL TO HRIST, to which we sing today, "Jesus Paid It All."Ref: 5
1838*Alfred Humphreys Pease composer, is born.Ref: 5
1840*Frederick William Stowe, son of the Harriet Beecher Stowe, is born.Ref: 2
1843*Grove Karl Gilbert geologist, investigated Lake Bonneville UT, is born.Ref: 5
1849*Wyatt Eaton, artist, is born.Ref: 5
1856*Robert Edward Peary, arctic explorer and the first man to reach the North Pole (on April 6th, 1909), is born.Ref: 2
1856*Sigmund Freud, Freiberg Moravia, cigar smoker, father of psycho-analysis, is born.Ref: 5
1858*Georges Adolphe Hue composer, is born.Ref: 5
1859 Luis María Drago Argentina, statesman, anti-interventionist, is born.Ref: 5
1859*Willem J T Kloos Dutch poet (Act of Simple Justice), is born.Ref: 5
1861*Radindranath Tagore Hindu poet/mystic/composer (Nobel 1913), is born.Ref: 68
1868*Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont Poland, novelist (Chiopi, Nobel-1924), is born.Ref: 5
1868*Gaston Leroux, French novelist (The Phantom of the Opera), is born.Ref: 2
1869*Jan R Slotemaker de Bruïne Dutch clergyman/politician (CHU), is born.Ref: 5
1869*Joseph Cuvelier Belgian historian/archivist, is born.Ref: 5
1870*Amedos Peter Giannini San Jose CA, founded Bank of America, is born.Ref: 5
1870*John McClutcheon cartoonist (Pulitzer Prize-1931), is born.Ref: 5
1871*August Reusner composer, is born.Ref: 5
1871*Ch Morgenstern writer, is born.Ref: 5
1875*William Daniel Leahy, Iowa, 5 star Admiral/chief of staff (1949), is born.Ref: 5
1879*Johan H T Norlind Swedish musicologist, is born.Ref: 5
1880*Baron W Edmund Archangel & Ironside, British fieldmarshal, is born.Ref: 5
1880*Ernst L Kirchner, German painter (Die Brücke), is born.Ref: 5
1883*José Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher/author [or May 9], is born.Ref: 5
1888*Russell Stover, candy manufacturer, is born.Ref: 2
1888*Emmanuel Celler (Representative-D-NY, 1923-73), is born.Ref: 5
1889*Stanley Morison, English typographer and scholar, is born.Ref: 70
1890*Claire Whitney New York NY, silent film actress (Blind Fools, Haunted Mine), is born.Ref: 5
1894*Filip Lazar composer, is born.Ref: 5
1895*Actor Rudolf Valentino (Rodolpho Alfonzo Rafaello Pietro Filiberto Guglieimi Di Valentina D'Antonguolla) is born in Castellaneta, Italy.Ref: 68
1897*Paul Alverdes German writer (Pfeiferstube), is born.Ref: 5
1898*Daniel Gerber, Freemont MI, beloved by babies at mealtime, is born.Ref: 5
1902*Harry Golden Jewish humorist/writer (2¢ Plain, Only in America), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Max Ophüls Saarland, director/writer (Letters From an Unknown Woman), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Walter Dawson British Air Chief marshall, is born.Ref: 5
1904*Harry Martinson Sweden, novelist/poet (Trade Wind-Nobel 1974), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Catherine Lacey London England, actress (Sorcerors), is born.Ref: 5
1905*[Bernard] Toots Shor raconteur/restauranteur (Toots Shor), is born. AlsoRef: 5
1905*Norman De Tar composer, is born.Ref: 5
1906*André Weil [Bourbaki] French/US mathematician, is born.Ref: 5
1907*(Wilbur Charles) Weeb Ewbank Pro Football Hall of Famer: head coach: Baltimore Colts, is born.Ref: 4
1908*Necil Kazim Akses composer, is born.Ref: 5
1909*Lew Christensen, American dancer, teacher and choreographer, is born.Ref: 70
1910*Antoon Breyne, Belgian journalist, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Barend Roest Crollius painter/writer (Chronicle Sins of Youth), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Bill Quinn New York NY, actor (Rifleman, Van Ranseleer-All in the Family), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Hugh Martell British Vice Admiral, is born.Ref: 5
1913*Gyula David composer, is born.Ref: 5
1913*Jack [John T] Aitken British anatomist, is born.Ref: 5
1913*Kenneth Horne English paper manufacturer/multi-millionaire, is born.Ref: 5
1913*Ronald Harris British first Church Estates Commissioner, is born.Ref: 5
1913*Stewart Granger [James Stewart], London, actor (Prisoner of Zenda), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Carmen Cavallaro New York NY, actor (Hollywood Canteen, Diamond Horseshoe), is born.Ref: 5
1915*(George) Orson Welles actor: "War of the Worlds, Citizen Kane", is born in Kenosha WI.Ref: 4
1915*George Perle Bayonne NJ, composer (12 Tone Tonality), is born.Ref: 5
1915*John Arnold British high court judge, is born.Ref: 5
1915*May Henriquez-Alvarez Curaçao, sculptor, is born.Ref: 5
1915*Theodore H White historian/writer (Making of the President), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Adriana Caselotti animation voice (Show White), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Godfrey Ridout composer, is born.Ref: 5
1919 Frank Ereaut Balliff of Jersey, is born.Ref: 5
1920*Ross Hunter (Martin Fuss) producer: Son of Ali Baba, Magnificent Obsession, My Man Godfrey, Tammy and the Bachelor, Pillow Talk, Midnight Lace, Flower Drum Song, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Airport; actor: Louisiana Hayride, Sweetheart of Sigma Chi, Reform School Girl; is born.Ref: 4
1920*John Henderson Lord-Lieutenant (Berkshire England), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Erich Freid writer, is born.Ref: 5
1921*Freddy Randall jazz trumpeteer, is born.Ref: 5
1921*Robert Fell CEO (British Stock Exchange), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Alan Ross editor (London Magazine), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Carlos J Moorhead (Representative-R-CA, 1973- ), is born.Ref: 5
1922*John Ernest constructionist artist, is born.Ref: 5
1922*Pat Harder Milwaukee WI, NFL fullback (Cardinals, Lions), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Harry (Percival) Watson Hockey Hall of Famer: NHL: Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, is born.Ref: 4
1923*Elizabeth Sellars Glasgow Scotland, actress (Chalk Garden), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Guiseppe Martelli physicist, is born.Ref: 5
1924*Mimi (Miriam) Benzell, Bridgeport CT, operatic soprano (Gilda-Rigoletto), is born.Ref: 5
1925 Patrick Meany CEO (Rank Organization), is born.Ref: 5
1926*[Martin] Ross Hunter Cleveland OH, actor (Ever Since Paris), is born.Ref: 5
1926 John Hamilton-Jones CEO (Richmond Enterprises)/British Major-General, is born.Ref: 5
1926*Marguerite Piazza (Luft), New Orleans LA, operatic soprano (Young Broadway), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Ettore Manni Rome Italy, actor (Fatal Desire, Heroes in Hell), is born.Ref: 5
1929 John Polk Allen Carnegie OK, CEO (Biosphere 2), is born.Ref: 5
1929*John Taylor bishop (St Albans)/Lord High Almoner to Queen, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Rosemary Camp president (Council for British Archaeology), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Marvin Leath (Representative-D-TX, 1979- ), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Willie (Howard) Mays, Westfield AL, Hall of Fame baseball centerfielder, "Say Hey Kid" (New York Giants, New York Mets, 660 homeruns, National League MVP 1954), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Gunther Hauk composer, is born.Ref: 5
1932*Viscount Coke English large landowner/art collector, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Lord Pender is born.Ref: 5
1934*Richard C Shelby (Representative-D-AL (1979-86)/Senator-D-AL, 1987- ), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Joanna Dunham actress (Possession, House the Dripped Blood), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Sylvia Robinson rocker (Mickey & Sylvia-Love is Strange), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Eleanor Platt QC, is born.Ref: 5
1939 Anthony Blacker master-general of Ordinance, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Herbie Cox rocker (Cleftones), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Zhanna Dmitriyevna Yerkina Russian cosmonaut, is born.Ref: 5
1940*Bill (William Alfred) Hands baseball: pitcher: SF Giants, Chicago Cubs, Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, is born.Ref: 4
1940*Henry Habibe Arubian poet (Kerensentenchi), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Murray Sidlin Baltimore MD, conductor (National Symphony 1973-77), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Fred J Eckert (Representative-D-NY, 1985-87), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Ghena Dimitrova actress (Nabucco), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Colin Earl rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1942*Ariel Dorfman, Chilean writer (Death and the Maiden).Ref: 2
1945*Bob Seger Dearborn MI, rocker (Silver Bullet Band-Shake Down), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Richard Eyers Los Angeles CA, actor (My Friend Irma, Stagecoach West), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Victoria Bond composer, is born.Ref: 5
1946*Grier Jones, golf: Walt Disney World National Team Championship [1977 w/Gibby Gilbert], is born.Ref: 4
1946*Jim Ramstad (Representative-R-MN), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Sydne Rome Akron OH, actress (What?, Candy), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Ben Masters, Corvalis OR, actor (Vic-Another World, Making Mr Right), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Dennis Cowan London, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Richard "Dick" Fosbury Portland OR, high jumper (Olympics-gold-68), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Sandra Fisher painter, is born.Ref: 5
1948*Lolita [Abrázame] Spanish singer (Espérame), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Richard Cox New York NY, actor (Mark-Executive Suite), is born.Ref: 5
1949*David Cornell Leestma Muskegon MI, USN/astronaut (STS 41-G, 28, 45), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Dennis Havig football: Univ. of Colorado; NFL: Atlanta Falcons, is born.Ref: 4
1950*Robbie McIntosh drummer (Average White Band-Show your Hand), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Davey Johnstone musician: guitar, in trio backing Elton John: Rocket Man, Honky Cat, Crocodile Rock, Daniel, Bennie and the Jets, Island Girl, The Bitch is Back, Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me, Someone Saved My Life Tonight, is born.Ref: 4
1952*Fred McNeil football: Minnesota Vikings linebacker: Super Bowl IX, XI, is born.Ref: 4
1952*Chiaki Naito-Mukai Tatebayashi Japan, astronaut (STS 65, 95), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Tony Blair British PM (Labour, 1997- ), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Lynn Whitfield Baton Rouge, actress (Josephine Baker, Equal Justice), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Sergei Nikolayevich Tresvyatsky Russia, cosmonaut, is born.Ref: 5
1955*Donald A Thomas Cleveland OH, PhD/Astronaut (STS 65, 70, 83, 94), is born.Ref: 5
1955*John Hutton MP, is born.Ref: 5
1959*Aidan Quinn actor (Avalon, Crusoe, Desperately Seeking Susan), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Charles Hendry MP, is born.Ref: 5
1959*Eric D Fingerhut (Representative-D-OH), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Kate Collins Boston MA, actress (Natalie Hunter-All My Children), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Scott Hood Seattle WA, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Montana Open-2nd), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Bart de Boer Dutch guitarist (Ivy Green), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Julianne Phillips Lake Oswego OR, actress (Frankie Reed-Sisters), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Larry Steinbacheck keyboardist (Bronski Beat-Smalltown Boy), is born.Ref: 5
1961*George (Timothy) Clooney, actor, nephew of singer Rosemary Clooney, is born.Ref: 4
1961*Roma Downey Derry Ire, actress (1 Life to Live, Touched by an Angel), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Clay O'Brien Ray AZ, actor (Weedy-The Cowboys), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Alessandra Ferri British ballerina (American Ballet Theater), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Dana Hill [Goetz] Van Nuys CA, actress (2 of Us, Shoot the Moon), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Kim Oden Irvine CA, US Olympic volleyball player (NCAA Play of Decade-80s), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Mike Grob Billings MT, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Manitoba-3rd), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Mike McGruder NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Roma Downey Derry Ireland, actress (JoAnna-One Life to Live), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Kim Oden Irvine CA, US Olympic volleyball player (NCAA Play of Decade-80s), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Bob Bassen Calgary, NHL center (Dallas Stars), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Ken Harvey NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Norman Whiteside British soccer player, is born.Ref: 5
1965*Paul Frase NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Tim Simpson Atlanta GA, Nike golfer (1985 Southern Open), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Patrick F Manning Jr Poughkeepsie NY, rower (Olympics-92), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Andy Kelly WLAF quarterback (Rhein Fire), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Linnea Marie Fayard Shreveport LA, Miss Louisiana-America (1991-5th), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Mark Thomas NFL defensive end (Carolina Panthers, Packers, Bears), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Pascall Davis WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Emerson Martin NFL guard (Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers, Packers), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Rob Holmberg NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Dean Larsson British Columbia Canada, Nike golfer (1994 Monterey Open-46th), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Martin Brodeur Montréal, NHL goalie (New Jersey Devils, Team Canada), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Clay Williams OL (Indpls Colts), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Joe Spiteri Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Wendy Ward San Antonio TX, LPGA golfer (1995 GHP Classic-15th), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Lindsay Page Madison WI, figure skater (1997 E Great Lakes Senior-3rd), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Gabriela Aguilar Miss Costa Rica Universe (1997), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Shannon Shakespeare Mission British Columbia, 100 meter swimmer (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Trent Steed Sydney New South Wales Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1980*Brooke Bennett 800 meter freestyle (Olympics-gold-96), is born.Ref: 5
1980*Kasumi Takahashi Tokyo Japan, Australian rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)Ref: 5
523*Thrasamunde king of Vandalen dies.Ref: 5
988*Dirk II West Frisian count of Holland, dies.Ref: 5
1085*King Alfonso VI of León conquered Toledo, dies.Ref: 5
1124*Balak Emir of Aleppo, murdered.Ref: 5
1475*Dieric Bouts Dutch painter, dies at about 64.Ref: 5
1527*Karel van Bourbon military governor (Lombardije), dies at 37.Ref: 5
1540 Jean Luis Vives Spanish theory/humanist/reformer, dies at 48.Ref: 5
1638*Cornelius Otto Jansen, (Jansenism) Flemish Roman Catholic reform leader, dies at age 52.Ref: 70
1642*Frans Francken the Younger, Flemish painter, dies on 61st birthday.Ref: 5
1666*Paul Siefert composer, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1667*-Johann Jacob Froberger, German singer/organist/composer, dies at 50.Ref: 5
1678*Joseph de La Barre composer, dies at 44.Ref: 5
1739*Bernardus Smijtegelt vicar (Gekrookte Reed), dies at 63.Ref: 5
1776*James Kent composer, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1794*Jean-Jacques Beauvarget-Charpentier composer, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1814*George Joseph Vogler composer, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1836*Christian Ignatius Latrobe composer, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1841*John Thomson composer, dies at 35.Ref: 5
1852*Charles-Louis-Joseph Hanssens composer, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1853*First major US rail disaster kills 46 (Norwalk CT).Ref: 5
1856*William Hamilton metaphysicist, dies.Ref: 5
1859*Friedrich Heinrich Alexander explorer/scientist, dies.Ref: 5
1859*Alexander von Humboldt, German naturalist and explorer, dies at age 89.Ref: 70
1862*Concord MA: (255 Main St.) Henry David Thoreau dies of tuberculosis at age 44; Hawthorne attends funeral May 9.Ref: 68
1882*Lord Frederick Cavendish assassinated by Fenian Invincibles, in Dublin.Ref: 5
1882*Thomas Henry Burke assassinated by Fenian Invincibles, in Dublin.Ref: 5
1882*Frederick Charles Cavendish, English statesman, dies at age 45.Ref: 70
1884*Samuel Gross, American surgeon, teacher and author, dies at age 78.Ref: 70
1890*Hubert Leonard composer, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1892*Ernest Guiraud composer, dies at 54.Ref: 5
1902*British SS Camorta sinks off Rangoon; 739 die.Ref: 5
1902*Bret (Francis) Harte writer: The Luck of Roaring Camp, The Outcasts of Poker Flat, How Santa Claus Came to Simpson’s Bar; dies.Ref: 4
1904*Franz von Lenbach German painter, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1904*Alexander William Williamson, British chemist, dies.Ref: 17
1908*Jean Réville French vicar (Le Prophétisme Hébreu), dies at 53.Ref: 5
1909*Fanny Cerrito, Russian-born American composer for stage and screen musicals, dies at age 91.Ref: 70
1910*Edward VII King of England (1901-10), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1916 Dirk Bos Dutch MP (Liberal), dies at 53.Ref: 5
1916*Earl Ross Drake composer, dies at 50.Ref: 5
1919*Lyman Frank Baum (aka Frank L. Baum), author of "The Wizard of Oz", of heart disease at 62. He had been buying Los Angeles real estate for an Oz-themed amusement park. It likely would have been the first theme park.Ref: 68
1924*Carel S Adama van Scheltema poet/writer (socialism), dies at 47.Ref: 5
1936*Hans Jelmoli composer, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1937*The hydrogen-filled German dirigible "Hindenburg" burned and crashed in Lakehurst, New Jersey, killing 35 of the 97 people on board and a Navy crewman on the ground.Ref: 94
1947*Louise Homer opera singer: contralto: NY Metropolitan Opera House [1900-1919]; dies.Ref: 4
1948*43 communist rebels executed in Athens.Ref: 5
1949*P-M-B Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian philosopher (Nobel 1911), dies at 86.Ref: 5
1949*Johannes Brinkman, Dutch architect, dies at age 47.Ref: 70
1950*Agnes Smedley writer, dies.Ref: 5
1952*Alberto Savinio Italian composer (Capitano Ulisse), dies at 60.Ref: 5
1952*Maria Montessori educator: first woman to attend medical school, first female Doctor of Medicine in Italy, worked with handicapped and socially deprived children, developed unique educational method known as the Montessori method; Montessori Schools named for her; dies at age 81.Ref: 70
1959*Myron Taylor, American financier/diplomat, dies at age 85.Ref: 70
1960*Paul Abraham Hungarian composer (Blume von Hawaii), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1961*Lucian Blaga philosopher/poet (Transcendental censor), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1963*Ted Weems (Wilfred Theodore Weymes) orchestra leader: Ted Weems Orchestra, dies.Ref: 4
1963*Monty (Edgar Montillion) Wooley actor (Pied Piper, Man Who Came to Dinner), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1964*Harold Morris composer, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1971*Helene Weigel Austrian/German actress (Metropolis), dies at 70.Ref: 5
1973*Ernest MacMillan composer, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1974*Bundy victim Roberta Parks disappears from OSU, Corvallis OR.Ref: 5
1975*Early warnings provided by REACT (ham radio operators) means only 3 people die in tornado that strikes Omaha NE.Ref: 5
1975*Bundy victim Lynette Culver disappears from Pocatello ID.Ref: 5
1975*Jozsef Mindszenty,Hungarian Roman Catholic priest; opposed totalitarianism, dies at age 83.Ref: 70
1976*Karel Cruysberghs Flemish author (On the Pulpit), dies at 85.Ref: 5
1978*Ethelda Bleibtrey US swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1920), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1978*Ko van Dijk Jr Dutch actor (Zaak M P), dies at 61.Ref: 5
1982*Sam Baker dies.Ref: 5
1983*Kai Winding jazz musician: trombone: More [theme from Mondo Cane]; dies.Ref: 4
1985*Pete Desjardins, American diver; 1928 Olympic medallist, dies at age 78.Ref: 70
1987*William J Casey director of CIA (1981-87), dies at 73.Ref: 68
1989*Earl Henry Blaik, American collegiate football coach, dies at age 92.Ref: 70
1989*-Guy Williams actor (Zorro, Lost in Space), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1990*Charles Farrell Cape Cod Mass, actor (Vern-My Little Margie), dies at age 89.Ref: 4
1991*Anthony van Kampen writer (Ketelbinkie, Geschonden Eldorado), dies.Ref: 5
1991*Chucky Mullins US soccer player, dies.Ref: 5
1991*Wilfrid Hyde-White British actor (Peyton Place/140+ films), dies at 87.Ref: 5
1991*Thomas A Carlin dies at 62.Ref: 5
1992*Marlene Dietrich (Maria Magdelene von Losch) actress: The Blue Angel, first German talkie; Morocco, Kismet, Destry Rides Again, Judgment at Nuremberg, Witness for the Prosecution; , dies in Paris at age 90.Ref: 68
1992*Jilly Rizzo restauranteur/friend of Frank Sinatra, dies in car at 75.Ref: 5
1993*Minnie Gentry actress (Def by Temptation), dies in New York at 77.Ref: 5
1993*Ann Todd actress: The Human Factor, Scream of Fear, Madeleine, The Seventh Veil; dies of stroke at age 84.Ref: 4
1994*Fred Sadoff actor (Quiet American), dies of AIDS at 67.Ref: 5
1994*Haskell "Cool Papa" Sadler blues singer/guitarist, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1994*Helen Lessore artist, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1994*Montague Modlyn broadcaster, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1994*Moses Rosen Romania's chief rabbi, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1995*Dona Maria Pia de Braganca pretender to Port throne, dies at 88.Ref: 5
1995*Leanoard "Red" Truss R&B singer, dies at 47.Ref: 5
1995*Nicholas Palmer TV writer/producer, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1996*The body of former CIA director William E. Colby was found washed up on the Wicomico River riverbank near his southern Maryland vacation home, eight days after he'd disappeared. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1996*Frank Hercules writer, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1996*Geoffrey Dawes physiologist, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1996 Geoffrey Hodges bomb disposal expert, dies at 87.Ref: 5
1996 Joseph Stone lawyer, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1996*Leon Joseph Suenens cardinal, dies at 91.Ref: 5
1996*Michael Gerzon mathematician, dies at 50Ref: 5
2002*Pim Fortuyn, the Dutch politician who attacked immigration and high taxes, shifting the political agenda of the Netherlands, is shot and killed in Hilversum, Netherlands at age 54.Ref: 70

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