Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
May 9th

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1092*Lincoln Cathedral consecrated.Ref: 5
1336*Italian poet Francesco Petrarca climbs Mont Ventoux.Ref: 5
1386*Treaty of Windsor between Portugal-England.Ref: 5
1573*Polish Parliament selects duke of Anjou as king.Ref: 5
1607*First Protestant religious service celebrated in America at Cape Henry, VA.Ref: 10
1619*In Holland, the six month long Synod of Dort ended. Confirming the authority of the "Heidelberg Catechism," the decisions of the Synod led to some 200 Arminian clergy being afterward deprived of their offices.Ref: 5
1671*The crown jewels are stolen by Col Thomas Blood. He is captured and later freed by King Charles II.Ref: 52
1692*(Salem Witch Trials) Corwin and Hathorne examine Burroughs and Sarah Churchill. Burroughs is moved to a Boston jail.Ref: 20
1753*King Louis XV disbands French parliament.Ref: 5
1766*John Byron back in England after trip around the world.Ref: 5
1768*(Boston Massacre) John Hancock's sloop Liberty arrives in Boston with a cargo of wine. A customs official is temporarily held hostage as the wine is unloaded without payment of the required custom duties. The Liberty is seized.Ref: 87
1788*English parliament accepts abolishing of slave trade.Ref: 5
1865*(Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy) The Military Commission convenes for the first time.Ref: 87
1874*Victoria Embankment, in London opens.Ref: 5
1882*Telegraph Hill RR Company organized.Ref: 5
1888*Spurred on by press reports of the impending pestilence, the state legislature passed a law, signed by Governor David B. Hill, which reformed the state's Quarantine Board and allocated $80,000 for upkeep on the Quarantine Station.Ref: 70
1896*First horseless carriage show in London (featured 10 models).Ref: 5
1901 Australia opens its first parliament in Melbourne.Ref: 5
1901*Stocks plunge in largest single-day break on Wall Street since 1803.Ref: 10
1902*State of Ohio authorizes a state flagRef: 62
1907*(Haywood Trial) The case of State of Idaho versus William D. Haywood is called for trial.Ref: 87
1908 Dirk Fock becomes Governor of Suriname.Ref: 5
1911*Lt Henry 'Hap' Arnold makes his first flight, in a Wright Flyer.Ref: 46
1911*Fire breaks out at Empire Theater in Edinburgh Scotland.Ref: 5
1913*The 17th amendment to the Constitution, providing for the election of U.S. senators by popular vote rather than selection by state legislatures, was ratified.Ref: 70
1914*General Daniel Sickles is buried at Arlington National Cemetary.  
1914*President Wilson proclaims Mother's Day.Ref: 5
1925*Cornerstone for Hebrew University, Jerusalem laid.Ref: 5
1927 Australian Parliament first convenes in new capital, Canberra.Ref: 5
1932*Piccadilly Circus, first lit by electricity.Ref: 5
1933*Spanish anarchists call for general strike.Ref: 5
1936*First KLM airplane to land on Bonaire.Ref: 5
1936*The first sheet of postage stamps of more than one variety went on sale -- in New York City.Ref: 4
1936 Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy started their own radio show on NBC -- only months after they had debuted on Rudy Vallee’s radio program. W.C. Fields, Don Ameche and Dorothy Lamour were a few of the stars that helped Bergen and the little blockhead, McCarthy, jump to the top of radio’s hit parade.Ref: 4
1939*Catholic church beatified the first Native American, Kateri Tekakwitha.Ref: 5
1943*Rotschild-Haddassh University Hospital opens.Ref: 5
1944*The 50 milliWatt Water Boiler reactor goes critical at Los Alamos. Holding 565 g of U-235 (in the form of 14.7% enriched uranyl sulfate), dissolved in a 12" sphere of water, this is the world's first reactor to use enriched uranium, and the first critical assembly constructed at Los Alamos.Ref: 91
1945*General procedures for atomic bombing are completed by D.M. Dennison, under Parsons.Ref: 91
1946*King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy abdicates his throne and is replaced by Umberto. (TWA, 1946)Ref: 95
1949*Prince Rainier III becomes leader of Monaco.Ref: 5
1949*Britain's first launderette opens in Queensway London.Ref: 5
1950 French Foreign minister Robert Schuman announces the Schuman Plan for European integration.Ref: 5
1955 German Federal Republic joins NATO.Ref: 5
1960*Nigeria becomes a member of the British Commonwealth.Ref: 5
1960*US sends a U-2 over USSR.Ref: 5
1962*US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island.Ref: 5
1963*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1964 Khrushchev visits Egypt.Ref: 5
1966*China People's Republic performs nuclear test at Lop Nor People's Rebublic of China.Ref: 5
1966*First black member of Federal Reserve Board (A F Brimmer).Ref: 5
1967*First flight of Fokker F-28 Fellowship.Ref: 5
1967 Gijsbert van Hall resigns as mayor of Amsterdam.Ref: 5
1971*Friends of Earth return 1500 non-returnable bottles to Schweppes.Ref: 5
1974*The House Judiciary Committee opened hearings on whether to recommend the impeachment of President Richard Nixon.Ref: 70
1977*(Patty Hearst) Patty Hearst is released from prison on probation.Ref: 3
1977*Mabel Murphy Smythe confirmed as ambassador to Republic of Cameroon.Ref: 5
1979*US & USSR sign Salt 2 treaty, limiting nuclear weapons.Ref: 5
1981*Kazimiroff Blvd in the Bronx named for a Bronx historian.Ref: 5
1983*John Paul II announced the reversal of the Catholic Church's 1633 condemnation of Galileo Galilei, the scientist who first espoused the Copernican (i.e., heliocentric) view of our solar system.Ref: 5
1988*Australia's new parliament house is opened by Queen Elizabeth.Ref: 5
1988*Belgium: 8th Government of Martens forms.Ref: 5
1989 Journalists petition Chinese Government for freedom of press.Ref: 5
1989*Vice President Dan Quayle says in United Negro College Fund speech: "What a waste it is to lose one's mind" instead of "a mind is terrible thing to waste".Ref: 5
1990 New York Newsday reporter Jimmy Breslin suspended for a racial slur.Ref: 5
1991*William Kennedy Smith was charged with rape, nearly six weeks after Patricia Bowman accused him of attacking her at the Kennedy family estate in West Palm Beach, Florida (he was acquitted at trial).Ref: 6
1991*President Bush met at the White House with UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, who relayed Iraq's rejection of a US-backed proposal for a UN civilian force in northern Iraq.Ref: 6
1993 Paraguay holds its first presidential & parliamentary elections in 50 years.Ref: 5
1994*South Africa's newly elected parliament chose Nelson Mandela to be the country's first black president.Ref: 70
1994*Massachusetts murderer Joel Rifkind found guilty in New York.Ref: 5
1994*Kinshasa, the capital of Zaire, was placed under quarantine after an outbreak of the Ebola virus.Ref: 70
1996*In dramatic video testimony to a hushed courtroom in Little Rock, Arkansas, President Clinton insisted he had nothing to do with a $300,000 loan at the heart of the criminal case against his former Whitewater partners.Ref: 6
1997*Ambassador Peterson arrives in Hanoi to take up his new post, the first US ambassador since Saigon fell arrives in Vietnam.Ref: 41
1999*Kinshasa, the capital of Zaire, is placed under quarantine after an outbreak of the Ebola virus. (XDG, p 4A, 5/09/2000)Ref: 83
2000*Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards was convicted of extortion schemes to manipulate the licensing of riverboat casinos.Ref: 70
2002*Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening suspended all executions in his state while a study was done on whether the death penalty was being meted out in a racially discriminatory way.Ref: 70
1502*Columbus left Spain on his 4th & final trip to New World.Ref: 5
1785*Joseph Bramah receives British patent for beer pump handles.Ref: 5
1899*Lawn mower patented.Ref: 5
1926*Americans Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett became the first men to make an airplane flight over the North Pole.Ref: 70
1960*The Food and Drug Administration approved a pill as safe for birth control use. (The pill, Enovid, was made by G.D. Searle and Company of Chicago.)Ref: 70
1962*A laser beam is successfully bounced off the moon for the first time.Ref: 2
1965*Luna 5 - USSR Lunar Soft Lander. The lunar soft-lander failed and impacted the moon.Ref: 40
1995*Kinshasa, Zaire under quarantine after an outbreak of Ebola virus.Ref: 5
1519 Austrian adel/burgerij in uprising against central government.Ref: 5
1588*Duke Henri de Guises troops occupy Paris France.Ref: 5
1689*English King Willem III declares war on France.Ref: 5
1738*England routes fleet in Mediterranean Sea & West-Indies.Ref: 5
1763*Pontiac lays siege to Fort Detroit with a force composed of Ottawas, Chippawa, Potawatomi, Huron, Shawnee, and Delaware warriors.Ref: 92
1813*US troops under William Henry Harrison take Fort Meigs from British and Canadian troops.Ref: 2
1846*Battle of Resaca de la Palma-US sends México back to Rio Grande.Ref: 5
1859*Threatened by the advancing French army, the Austrian army retreats across the River Sesia in Italy.Ref: 2
1862*Battle of Farmington MS.Ref: 5
1862*Battle of Fort Pickens FL (Pensacola), evacuated by the Confederates.Ref: 5
1862*US Naval Academy relocated from Annapolis MD to Newport RI.Ref: 5
1864*Skirmish at Ware Bottom Church VA.Ref: 5
1864*Battle of Dalton GA.Ref: 5
1864*Battle of Cloyd's Mount & Swift Creek VA (Drewery's Bluff, Fort Darling).Ref: 5
1864*Union General John Sedgwick is shot and killed by a Confederate sharpshooter during fighting at Spotsylvania.Ref: 2
1864*"Uncle" John Sedgwick US Union general-major, dies in battle at 50.Ref: 5
1864*Thomas Donnely Doubleday US Union Colonel, dies in an accident.Ref: 5
1864 Ship battle at Helgoland, Austria-Denmark.Ref: 5
1915*German and French forces open the Second Battle of Artois on the western front.Ref: 2
1916*British-France Sykes-Picot meet over division of Turkey.Ref: 5
1917*Liberia breaks with Germany.Ref: 38
1936*Fascist Italy captures the city of Addis Abba, Ethiopia and annexes the country.Ref: 2
1941*A submarine torpedoes Newfoundland-registered merchant ship Esmond in the North Atlantic, in convoy OB-318. 
1941*The German submarine U-110 is captured at sea along with its Enigma machine by the Royal Navy.Ref: 2
1941*English Army breaks German spy codes.Ref: 5
1942*Practice firing of the 16-inch harbor defense guns. Shells weighed about 2100 pounds and the sound of firing was heard all over the city.Ref: 37
1943*5th German Pantser army surrenders in Tunisia.Ref: 5
1944*Russians recapture Crimea by taking Sevastopol.Ref: 5
1944*Dutch resistance fighter Gerard Musch arrested.Ref: 5
1944*The German destroyer Elbing sinks in the English Channel after shelling from RCN destroyer Haida, and three other British and Canadian ships. 
1945*Hermann Göring is captured by members of the U.S. 7th Army.Ref: 35
1945*Victory celebration at Red Square.Ref: 5
1945*(midnight) Fighting in Europe officially ends.Ref: 5
1945*U.S. officials announced that the midnight entertainment curfew was being lifted immediately.Ref: 70
1945*Norwegian Nazi collaborator Vidkun Quisling arrested.Ref: 5
1945*Nazi propagandist Max Blokzijl arrested.Ref: 5
1945*Czechoslovakia liberated from Nazi occupation (National Day) by the Russians.Ref: 5
1951*Air raid on Chinese positions at Yalu River.Ref: 5
1970*Four years after 10,000 antiwar protestors descend on Washington, D.C., 100,000 do so today.Ref: 10
2003*A Black Hawk helicopter crashes into the Tigris River killing 3 solders. (WSJ, p A4, 7/23/2003)Ref: 33
1888*With a twelve-run lead, Louisville Colonels' right-handed pitcher Icebox Chamberlain holds the KS City Cowboys scoreless pitching left-handed for the last two innings .Ref: 1
1889*15th Kentucky Derby: Thomas Kiley aboard Spokane wins in 2:34½.Ref: 5
1901*Indian hurler Earl Moore holds the White Sox hitless for nine innings before giving up two hits in the tenth inning to lose, 4-2.Ref: 1
1914*40th Kentucky Derby: John McCabe aboard Old Rosebud wins in 2:03.4.Ref: 5
1927*53rd Preakness: Whitey Abel aboard Bostonian wins in 2:01.6.Ref: 5
1929*New York Giant Carl Hubbell no-hits Pittsburgh Pirates.Ref: 5
1930*For the first time, a starting gate was used to start a Triple Crown race. The gate was rolled into place at the Preakness at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD. Gallant Fox, the winner, had no problem with the new contraption. Prior to that time, this horse race began from a standing start at the start/finish line with the drop of a flag. Earl Sande wins aboard Gallant Fox wins in 2:00.6.Ref: 4
1931*57th Preakness: George Ellis aboard Mate wins in 1:59.Ref: 5
1932*58th Preakness: Eugene James aboard Burgoo King wins in 1:59.8.Ref: 5
1937*The Reds' backstop Ernie Lombardi goes 6-for-6 as Cincinnati routs the Phillies, 21-10.Ref: 1
1942*68th Preakness: Basil James aboard Alsab wins in 1:57.Ref: 5
1943*Due to poor grade of rubber cement used to make baseballs because of wartime rubber shortages, a different type of baseball is put into play today with dramatic results. In eight games, six HRs are hit compared to a total of nine homers tallied in the season¹s first 72 games.Ref: 1
1944*Joe McCarthy returns as Yankee manager after an illness.Ref: 5
1945*New balata ball used in baseball, 50% livilier.Ref: 5
1958*Botvinnik recaptures world chess championship.Ref: 5
1959*Dorothy Rigney, husband John, & Hank Greenberg resign from White Sox.Ref: 5
1961*In a 13-5 victory over the Twins, Jim Gentile becomes first major leaguer to hit consecutive grand slams in the same game. The Oriole first basrman accomplishes the feat in the first two innings of the contest.Ref: 1
1967*Cardinal outfielder # 9 Roger Maris hits his first National League HR on the ninth day of the month in seat 9 of section 9.Ref: 1
1969 BPAA All-Star Bowling Tournament won by Billy Hardwick.Ref: 5
1970*Vicente Saldivar outpoints Johnny Famechon in Rome, Italy for the featherweight boxing title.Ref: 97
1971*Largest walk in crowd (31,626) in Baltimore Oriole history.Ref: 5
1971*Sandra Haynie wins LPGA San Antonio Alamo Golf Open.Ref: 5
1971*Elizabeth Bonner runs female world record marathon (3:01:42).Ref: 5
1973*For the second time in his career, Johnny Bench hits three homers off Steve Carlton. The Reds' backstop seven RBIs helps Cincinnati beat the Phillies, 9-7.Ref: 1
1975*Brian Oldfield shot puts 22.86 meters (world record).Ref: 5
1975*Flyers 1-Isles 5-Semifinals-Flyers hold 3-2 lead.Ref: 5
1976*Sally Little wins LPGA Ladies Masters at Moss Creek Golf Tournament.Ref: 5
1977*The Blue Jays beat the Mariners, 12-4, when the two new American League's teams meet for the first time.Ref: 1
1979*At the Astrodome, substitute ump David Pallone ejects the entire Cardinal bench after the players throw helmets and bats onto the field to protest a call. The minor league ump was pressed into duty due to the major league umpire strike.Ref: 1
1982*Sally Little wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1984*Detroit beat Kansas City, 3-1, to tie the record for the best start of any major-league baseball team. The Tigers went 25-4 in their first 29 games -- a record matched only by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1955.Ref: 4
1984*It took the Chicago White Sox 25 innings, eight hours, six minutes -- and two days -- to finally defeat the Milwaukee Brewers, 7-6. It was the longest game (in elapsed time) in major-league history. Tom Seaver pitched one inning of relief in the suspended game to notch the win. The game tied the record for the longest game played to a decision.Ref: 4
1987*At Comiskey Park, Oriole Eddie Murray becomes the first major leaguer to hit home runs from both sides of the plate in consecutive games.Ref: 1
1988*A's winning streak hits 14, ends tommorow.Ref: 5
1989*New York Mets Kevin Elster, errors after 88 errorless games at shortstop.Ref: 5
1989*New York Mets Rick Cerone, errors after 159 errorless games as catcher.Ref: 5
1992 America's Cup finals begin in San Diego.Ref: 5
1992*After trailing 9-0, St Louis Cardinals beat Atlanta Braves 12-11.Ref: 5
1993*Meg Mallon wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1993*Mark Grace becomes 14th (and most recent) Cub to hit for cycle in Padres' 5-4 win.Ref: 86
1993*The Colorado Rockies recognizes Lydia McKee as the one millionth fan through the gates at Mile High Stadium. Ironically, the mother of two is recognized on Mother's Day. The Rockies reach the million mark in just 17 home dates, breaking the previous best of 21 set by the '92 Toronto Blue Jays.Ref: 86
1995*Indians tie a major league record by scoring eight runs in the first inning before making an out. Seven of the runs score as the results of HRs including Kenny Lofton's leadoff round-tripper, Paul Sorrento's grand slam and Carlos Baerga's two run blast.Ref: 1
1997*San Diego Padres retire #35 worn by pitcher Randy JonesRef: 5
1999*After 552 relief appearances, Mike Stanton starts a major league game breaking Gary Lavelle's record for most appearances prior to starting a game.Ref: 1
1999*Marshall McDougal hits six consecutive HRs and drives in 16 runs in a 26-2 rout of Maryland. The Florida State's second baseman break existing N.C.A.A. records for runs batted in and homers in a single game.Ref: 1
2001*Although the deed will not be officially recognized as tying a record because the game against the Reds goes extra innings, Diamondback southpaw fireballer Randy Johnson join Roger Clemens and Kerry Wood as the only pitchers ever to strike out 20 hitters over nine innings. After being pulled in the ninth, the three-time Cy Young Award winner does not get an opportunity to break Senators' Tom Cheney's major league mark of 21 strikeouts recorded in a 16-inning contest on September 12, 1962 against the Orioles.Ref: 1
1754*The first cartoon appeared in The Pennsylvania Gazette, the newspaper published at the time in Philadelphia, PA, Benjamin Franklin’s hometown. The cartoon appeared as part of an editorial by Franklin commenting on “the present disunited state of the British Colonies.” The title of the featured cartoon is “JOIN, or DIE.” The drawing is of a snake, chopped into eight pieces. Each of the pieces are labeled with the abbreviation for one of the colonies. The message was that the colonies’ continued failure to join together would result in their eventual doom.Ref: 4
1825*The first gaslit theatre in America opened. It was the Chatham Theatre in NY City.Ref: 4
1868*Anton Bruckner's first Symphony in C, premieres.Ref: 5
1929*WJW-AM in Cleveland OH begins radio transmissions.Ref: 5
1937 Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy started their own radio show on NBC -- only months after they had debuted on Rudy Vallee’s radio program. W.C. Fields, Don Ameche and Dorothy Lamour were a few of the stars that helped Bergen and the little blockhead, McCarthy, jump to the top of radio’s hit parade.Ref: 4
1939*Ray Eberle recorded Stairway to the Stars with the Glenn Miller Orchestra for Bluebird records.Ref: 4
1940*Actress Vivien Leigh made her American theatre debut with Laurence Olivier in Romeo and Juliet in New York City.Ref: 4
1944*Country singer Jimmie Davis becomes Governor of Louisiana.Ref: 5
1946*First hour long entertainment TV show, "NBC's Hour Glass" premieres.Ref: 5
1950 Norman Dello Joco's premieres in Bronxville.Ref: 5
1958*Richard Burton made his network television debut in The Dupont Show of the Month presentation of Wuthering Heights on CBS-TV.Ref: 4
1961*In a speech to the National Association of Broadcasters, Federal Communications Commission chairman Newton N. Minow condemned television programming as a "vast wasteland."Ref: 70
1962*The Beatles inked their first recording contract. George Martin was hired to be the group’s producer and the band would record for EMI Parlophone.Ref: 4
1962 First James Bond film, "Dr. No"opens.Grosses $6.4 million dollars.Ref: 10
1964*Hello Dolly! became the nation’s top pop record. The milestone put Louis Armstrong on the Billboard music chart in the top spot for the first time in his 41-year music career. Later, ‘Satchmo’ was cast in the movie version of Hello Dolly!.Ref: 4
1964*Peter & Gordon release "World Without Love".Ref: 5
1965*Beatles attend a Bob Dylan concert.Ref: 5
1965*Vladimir Horowitz played his first public concert in 12 years at Carnegie Hall in NY City. The audience applauded the piano virtuoso with a standing ovation that lasted for 30 minutes.Ref: 4
1971*23rd Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Jack Klugman & Jean Stapleton.Ref: 5
1974*Bruce Springsteen performed a concert in Cambridge, Mass., that prompted rock critic Jon Landau to write, "I saw rock and roll's future and it's name is Bruce Springsteen."Ref: 70
1976*"So Long 174th St" closes at Harkness Theater NYC after 16 performances.Ref: 5
1978*Fee Waybill of the Tubes breaks a leg falling off stage.Ref: 5
1978*Musical "Ain't Misbehavin'" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 1604 performances.Ref: 5
1982*Arthur Kopit's musical "Nine" premieres at 46th St Theater NYC for 739 performances.Ref: 5
1983*18th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama & Willie Nelson win.Ref: 5
1984 Alexander Calder's "Big Crinkly" sells for $852,000.Ref: 5
1987*Actor Tom Cruise (27) & actress Mimi Rogers (33), marry.Ref: 5
1989*"Sarafina!" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 597 performances.Ref: 5
1989*Paul Gauguin's "Mata Mua"(In Olden Times) sold for $24.2 million at Sotheby's New York.Ref: 10
1989*Sotheby's also reaps $47.85 million for "Yo Picasso"self-portrait of Pablo.Ref: 10
1991*Michael Landon appears on Tonight Show to talk about his cancer.Ref: 5
1991*Italian actress Laura Antonelli found guilty of cocaine possession.Ref: 5
1992*Final episode of "Golden Girls" airs on NBC-TV.Ref: 5
1992*Michelle McLean, 19, of Namibia, crowned 41st Miss Universe.Ref: 5
1993*"Ain't Broadway Grand" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 25 performances.Ref: 5
1993*"Song of Jacob Zulu" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 53 performances.Ref: 5
1993*Mustapha Matura's "Playboy of West Indies" premieres in NYC.Ref: 5
1994*"Passion" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 280 performances.Ref: 5
1596*Abraham van Diepenbeeck painter, is born.Ref: 5
1738*John Pindar [Peter] physician/poet, is born.Ref: 5
1740*Giovanni Paisiello, Italian composer (Barber of Seville), is born.Ref: 5
1783*Alexander Ross, Canada, pioneer/fur trader, is born.Ref: 5
1785*James Pollard Espy Pennsylvania, meteorologist (Philosphy of Storms), is born.Ref: 5
1793*Johannes C de Jonge Dutch historian/archivist, is born.Ref: 5
1796*August Pauly German classicus (Real Encyclopedia), is born.Ref: 5
1800*John Brown abolitionist; led attack on Harpers Ferry, is born.Ref: 68
1801*Samuel Cousins mezzotint engraver, is born.Ref: 5
1810*Louis Gallait historical painter, is born.Ref: 5
1810*WFLC Marianne princess of Orange-Nassau/daughter of king Willem I, is born.Ref: 5
1814*Adolph von Henselt composer, is born.Ref: 5
1824*William Edmonson "Grumble" Jones Brigadier General (Confederate Army), is born.Ref: 5
1828*Birth of Andrew Murray, South African Dutch Reformed clergyman and devotional writer. His most famous writing was "Abide in Christ" (1864).Ref: 5
1829*Ciro Pinsuti pianist/composer, is born.Ref: 5
1833*Boleslaw Dembinski composer, is born.Ref: 5
1837*Adam Opel, German manufacturer (cycling, motorcars), is born.Ref: 5
1844*[Maria] Catharina Beersmans Belgian actress (Bad Herders), is born.Ref: 5
1845*Carl Gustaf Laval, Swedish scientist, engineer and inventorRef: 70
1846*Nikolay Feopemptovich Solov'yov composer, is born.Ref: 5
1855*Julius Rontgen composer, is born.Ref: 5
1860*Sir James Matthew Barrie, Scotland, novelist (Margaret Ogilvy, Peter Pan, The Little Minister), is born.Ref: 5
1865*August de Boeck composer, is born.Ref: 5
1873*Howard Carter British archaeologist/Egyptologist (found King Tutankhamen's tomb), is born.Ref: 5
1873*Lilian Mary Baylis manager (Old Vic & Sadler's Wells Theater), is born.Ref: 5
1874*Lilian Mary Baylis, English theatrical manager, is born.Ref: 68
1882*Henry J Kaiser builder (Liberty Ships, Jeeps, Boulder Dam), is born.Ref: 5
1883*José Ortega y Gasset, Spain, philosopher (Revolt of the Masses) (or May 7), is born.Ref: 5
1887*Jules Van de Leene Belgian writer, is born.Ref: 5
1892*Eric Westberg composer, is born.Ref: 5
1892*Zita empress (Austria)/Queen (Hungary), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Lucian Blaga Romaniams philosopher/poet (Dogmatic Aeon), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Richard Barthelmess New York NY, actor (Broken Blossoms, Noose), is born.Ref: 5
1899*Edward Pollock saxophone/clarinetRef: 5
1901*Fuzzy Knight Fairmont WV, actor (Oklahoma Annie, Cowby & the Lady), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Walter Dehmel writer, is born.Ref: 5
1905*Birth of Merrill Dunlop, American sacred chorister and hymnwriter. He directed the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle for many years, and is author of the hymn, "My Sins Are Blotted Out, I Know."Ref: 5
1906*Eleanor Estes author (Ginger Pye, Moffats), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Baldur von Schirach German writer/Nazi politician (Frame), is born.Ref: 5
1910 Barbara Woodhouse dog training expert, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Harry Simeone Newark NJ, choral director (Kate Smith Show), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Pedro Armendariz México, actor (From Russia With Love), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Victor Smith Admiral (Australian Chiefs of Staff), is born.Ref: 5
1913*John Hayes Admiral, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Hank Snow (Clarence Eugene), Nova Scotia Canada, country singer (I Went to Your Wedding), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Carlo Maria Giulini conductor, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Frank Chacksfield arranger/orchestra leader, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Josef Muller-Brockmann graphic designer/writer, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Theodore Kheel labor negotiator (Fair Employment Practices), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Richard Janvrin British Vice Admiral, is born.Ref: 5
1916*Bernard William George Rose composer/organist, is born.Ref: 5
1916*Cyril Bowles bishop of Derby, is born.Ref: 5
1916*Douglas Guest organist, is born.Ref: 5
1916*William du Bois, American author and illustrator of children's books, is born.Ref: 70
1917*George Fleming cyclist, is born.Ref: 5
1917*John Arnatt actor (Circumstantial Evidence), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Mike (Myron Leon) Wallace, Brookline MA, newscaster (Biography, 60 Minutes), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Orville Freeman Minneapolis MN, (Senator-D-MN)/Secretary of Agriculture (1961-69), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Arthur English comedian/actor (Malachi's Cove), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Richard Adams author (Day Gone By), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Mona van Duyn, American poet laureate, is born.Ref: 2
1922*Sheila Burrell actress (Black Orchid, Paranoiac, Laughter in Dark), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Bulat S Okudzjava Russian author (Student!), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Connie Russell New York NY, singer (Club Embassy, Garroway at Large), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Gerard Wernars Dutch graphic designer (Library stamps 1991), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Jean J A Girault French director/screenwriter (l'Amour), is born.Ref: 5
1925 Peter Leng Master General of the Ordnance, is born.Ref: 5
1926*Alistair MacFarlane principal (Heriot-Watt University England), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Francis Kennedy British diplomat, is born.Ref: 5
1926 Joshua Hassan chief minister (Gibralter), is born.Ref: 5
1926 Robin Cooke president (New Zealand Court of Appeal), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Manfred Eigen German physicist/chemist (Nobel 1967), is born.Ref: 5
1927*John McDermott Lord Justice of Appeal (Northern Ireland), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Ray Katt baseball player, is born.Ref: 5
1928*Barbara Ann Scott Ottawa Ontario Canada, figure skater (Olympics-gold-1948), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Richard A "Pancho" Gonzalez Los Angeles CA, tennis star (US 1948-49), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Pall Pampichier Palsson composer, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Anthony Lloyd Lord Justice of Appeal, is born.Ref: 5
1930*Joan Sims actress (Carry on Behind, Carry on Cleo), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Vance DeVoe Brand Longmont CO, astronaut (Apollo 18, STS-5, 41B, 35), is born.Ref: 5
1932*David Plastow CEO (Medical Research Council), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Gavin Lyall author (Conduct of Major Maxim), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Geraldine McEwan actress (Henry V), is born.Ref: 5
1932*J Alex McMillan (Representative-R-NC, 1985- ), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Johnny Grant unofficial mayor of Hollywood, is born.Ref: 5
1934*Alan Bennett, British playwright and screenwriter (The Madness of King George III), is born.Ref: 2
1934*Alan Bennett England, playwright/actor (Secret Policeman's Other Ball), is born.Ref: 5
1934 John Robertson deputy chairman (Barclays de Zoete Wedd), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Roy Massey Master of Choristers (Hereford Cathedral), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Nokie Edwards musician: guitar: group: The Ventures: Walk Don’t Run, Perfidia, Hawaii Five-O Theme, is born.Ref: 4
1936*Terry Drinkwater TV newsman (CBS), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Floyd (Andrew) Robinson baseball: Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox, Oakland Athletics, is born.Ref: 4
1936*Albert Finney, Salford UK, actor (Dresser, Under the Volcano), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Glenda Jackson, Cheshire England, actress (Women in Love), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Terry Downes middleweight boxing champion (1961-62), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Dave Prater Ocilla GA, rock vocalist (Sam & Dave), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Sonny Curtis Meadow TX, guitarist (of Buddy Holly and the Crickets), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Nokie Edwards rocker (Ventures), is born.Ref: 5
1938 Geoffrey Holland civil servant, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Ralph Boston Laurel MS, long jumper (Olympics-gold/silver/bronze-60, 64, 68), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Kenneth Warby fastest man on water at 300 knots (345 mph), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Ralph Boston National Track & Field Hall of Famer, Olympic Hall of Famer: gold medalist: long jump [1960], silver [1964], bronze [1968]; broke world long jump record 5 times, the last at 27 feet, 5 inches [1965], is born.Ref: 4
1939*Nokie Edwards musician: guitar: group: The Ventures: Walk Don’t Run, Perfidia, Hawaii Five-O ThemeRef: 4
1939*Bruce Mather composer, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Herbert Hippauf baseball player, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Jim Dent Augusta GA, PGA golfer (1989 MONY Syracuse Senior), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Nokle Edwards rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1940*James L. Brooks Emmy Award-winning writer: The Mary Tyler Moore Show [1971, 1977]; Emmy Award-winning producer: The Mary Tyler Moore Show [1975, 1976, 1977], Taxi [1979, 1980, 1981], The Tracy Ullman Show [1989], The Simpsons [1990, 1991]; Academy Award-winning director: Terms of Endearment [1984], I’ll Do Anything, Broadcast News, Thursday’s Game; screenwriter: I’ll Do Anything, Broadcast News, Terms of Endearment, Starting Over, Thursday’s Game, Room 222, is born.Ref: 4
1940*Dick Morrissey saxophonist, is born.Ref: 5
1940*James L Brooks producer/director (Broadcast News, Taxi, Critic), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Pete Birrell musician: bass: group: Freddie & The Dreamers, is born.Ref: 4
1941*Dorothy Hyman England, sprinter (Olympics-silver-60), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Jan Dibbets sculptor/artist (Dutch Mountains), is born.Ref: 5
1942*John D Ashcroft (Governor-MO), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Mike Millward rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1942*Tommy Roe Atlanta, rocker (Hooray for Hazel), is born.Ref: 5
1942 William Olner MP, is born.Ref: 5
1943*Bruce Milner rocker (Every Mother's Son), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Richard [Richie] Furay, Yellow Springs OH, rock vocalist (Buffalo Springfield, Poco), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Don Dannemann rocker (Cyrkle), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Steve Katz New York NY, rock guitarist/vocalist (Blood, Sweat & Tears), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Candice Bergen Beverly Hills, actress (Carnal Knowledge, Murphy Brown), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Anthony Corlan Cork City Ireland, actor (Something for Everyone), is born.Ref: 5
1948*John Drayton Mahaffey Kerrville TX, PGA golfer (1978 PGA Champion), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Calvin Murphy Basketball Hall of Famer: Houston RocketsRef: 4
1948*John Mahaffey golf champion: PGA [1978], is born.Ref: 4
1949*(Long Island) Billy Joel, Hicksville NY, singer/songwriter/piano player (Pianoman, Captain Jack, Bridge), is born. (TWA, 2003)Ref: 95
1949*Oleg Yuriyevich Atkov Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-10), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Tom Petersson musician: bass, singer: group: Cheap Trick: I Want You to Want Me, Ain’t That a Shame, Dream Police, Voices, is born.Ref: 4
1950*James A Butts Los Angeles CA, triple jumper (Olympics-silver-1976), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Matthew Kelly actor/TV host (Holding the Fort, Relative Strangers), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Alley Mills Chicago IL, actress (Norma Arnold-Wonder Years), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Patrick Ryecart actor (Silas Mariner), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Daniel Talbot Montréal Québec, golfer (Québec Open-1979, 81, 84), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Gregory Beecroft Corpus Christi TX, actor (Guiding Light), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Ron Jackson baseball player, is born.Ref: 5
1953*Scott McInnis (Representative-R-CO), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Balazs Taroczy Hungary, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1955*Kevin Peter Hall Pittsburgh PA, actor (Misfits of Science), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Myra Blackwelder LPGA golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1957*Fred Markham first man to pedal a bike 65 mph, is born.Ref: 5
1957*John Stuper baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Esko Rechardt Finland, yachtsman (Olympics-gold-1980), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Jim Reilly rocker (Red Rockers), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Tony Gwynn Los Angeles CA, outfielder (San Diego Padres), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Rene Capo Pinal del Rio Cuba, half-heavyweight judoka (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1962*David Gahan Epping Essex England, rock vocalist (Depeche Mode-Dreaming of Me), is born.Ref: 5
1962*John Corbett actor/singer (Chris-Northern Exposure), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Paul Heaton rocker (The Housemartins-Happy Hour, Over There), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Miloslav Mecir Czechoslovakia, tennis player (Olympics-gold-1988), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot rocker (Curiosity Killed Cat-Keep Distance), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Marc Logan NFL running back (Washington Redskins), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Steve Yzerman Cranbrook British Columbia, NHL forward (Team Canada, Detroit), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Mark Tinordi Red Deer, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Bruce Pickens NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders), is born.Ref: 5
1968*David Benoit NBA forward (Utah Jazz, New Jersey Nets), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Marie-José Pérec Guadeloupe, French 200 meter/400 meter runner (Olympics-2 gold-96), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Vince Workman NFL running back (Packers, Panthers, Colts), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Carla Overbeck Pasadena CA, soccer defender (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Renn Crichlow Ottawa Ontario, canoeist (Olympics-92, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Doug Christie NBA guard/forward (Toronto Raptors), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Dan Hollander Royal Oak MI, figure skater (1996 Great Lakes champion), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Dave Barr WLAF quarterback (Scotland Claymores), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Simon Hollingsworth Australian 400 meter hurdler (Olympics-92, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Pete Kelley 218¼ lbs (99 kg) US weightlifter (Olympics-14th-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Shin Yahata hockey forward (Team Japan 1998), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Stephane Yelle Ottawa, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Faye Johnstone Auckland New Zealand, archer (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1980*Angela Nikodinov Spartanburg SC, figure skater (1997 Pacific Senior champion), is born.Ref: 5
1980*Tatewin Means Miss South Dakota Teen USA (1996)Ref: 5
1079*Stanislaus Polish bishop of Cracow, murdered.Ref: 5
1280*Magnus VI Lagaboeter King of Norway (1263-80), dies at 42.Ref: 5
1443*Niccoló d'Albergati Italian cardinal, dies.Ref: 5
1460*Court yard episcopal palace Atrecht has witch burnings.Ref: 5
1460*Jean Lavite Atrechts painter, dies.Ref: 5
1474*Peter van Hagenbach Elzasser knight/land guardian, beheaded.Ref: 5
1590*Karel "Cardinal" van Bourbon archbishop of Rouen, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1657*William Bradford Governor (Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts), dies.Ref: 5
1667*Marie Louise de Gonzague-Nevers French Queen of Poland (1645-48), dies.Ref: 5
1688 Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (1640-88), dies at age 68.Ref: 70
1707*Dietrich Buxtehude German organist/composer, dies at about 69.Ref: 5
1745*Tomaso Antonio Vitali composer, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1760*Nikolaus Ludwig und Pottendorf Austrian composer, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1770*Charles Avison composer, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1785*Franz Xaver Schnitzer composer, dies at 44.Ref: 5
1791*(Declaration of Independence) Francis Hopkinson, judge, author, signer of the Declaration of Independence signer, dies. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1791*Francis Hopkinson US writer/music/lawyer, dies at 53.Ref: 5
1799*Claude-Benigne Balbastre composer, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1805*Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, German poet and playwright, dies at age 45.Ref: 5
1806*(Declaration of Independence) Robert Morris,US merchant, signer of the Declaration of Independence, dies at age 72. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1822*Charles Duquesnoy composer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1837*"Sherrod" burns in Mississippi River below Natchez MS; 175 die.Ref: 5
1850*Louis-Joseph Gay-Lussac chemist/physicist, dies.Ref: 5
1853*Johann Philipp Samuel Schmidt composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1880*Johann Hermann Berens composer, dies at 54.Ref: 5
1884*Hermanus W Witteveen theologist, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1903*Rudolf Serkin Bohemian/US pianist, dies.Ref: 5
1905*Ernst Pauer composer, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1911*Thomas Higginson, American abolitionist, dies at age 87.Ref: 70
1914*C.W. (Charles William) Post cereal mogul; founder of Post cereals and products: Grape Nuts, Post Toasties, Postum; dies at age 59.Ref: 4
1926*Joseph Mallaby Dent publisher, dies.Ref: 5
1928*Constantin Dimitrescu composer, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1929*Cyrus Eaton, American financier, dies.Ref: 68
1931*A[lbert] A[braham] Michelson US physicist (1907 Nobel), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1937*Walter Mittelholzer Swiss aviation pioneer, dies in crash at 43.Ref: 5
1939*Nokie Edwards musician: guitar: group: The Ventures, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Ethel Mary Smyth composer, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1949*Louis II Prince of Monaco, dies.Ref: 5
1951*Marie Ault dies at 80.Ref: 5
1952*Canada Lee black actor (Lost Boundaries), dies in New York NY at 45.Ref: 5
1957*Ezio F Pinza Italian bass (Scale of Milan, New York Metropolitan Opera), dies at age 64.Ref: 5
1957*Heinrich Campendonk German painter/wood carver/glasier, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1958*Bill Goodwin TV announcer (Burns & Allen), dies at 47.Ref: 5
1965*Leopold Figl premier Austria, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1966*Alfred Mendelsohn composer, dies at 56.Ref: 5
1966*Wilhelmus M Bekkers bishop of Dukeenbosch, dies.Ref: 5
1967*Elmar Berkovich Dutch industrial designer (Eindhoven theater), dies.Ref: 5
1967*Philippa Duke Schuyler composer, dies at 35.Ref: 5
1968*Harold Gray, American "Orphan Annie" cartoonist, dies at age 74.Ref: 70
1968*Marion Lorne actress (Aunt Clara-Bewitched), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1968*Phil Arnold actor (Skidoo, Errand Boy, Damn Yankees), dies at 58.Ref: 5
1968*Finlay Currie dies at 90.Ref: 5
1970*Walter (Philip) Reuther, labor union leader: president of United Automobile Workers [UAW] and Congress of Industrial Organizations [CIO], is killed in plane crash.Ref: 5
1970*Percy Brier composer, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1973*Jack E. Leonard (Leonard Lebitsky) comedian, actor: The Disorderly Orderly, Three Sailors and a Girl, Journey Back to Oz; dies.Ref: 70
1974*Lyubomir Pipkov composer, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1975*Philip Dorn dies at 73.Ref: 5
1976*Raymond Chevreuille Belgian composer, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1976*Valentino Bucchi composer, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1977*Hotel Poland in Amsterdam destroyed by fire, 33 killed.Ref: 5
1977*James (Ramon) Jones novelist: From Here to Eternity, Some Came Running, The Thin Red Line; dies at age 56.Ref: 4
1977*Walter Kraft composer, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1978*The bullet-riddled body of Aldo Moro, 61, Italy's former Prime Minister who had been abducted by Red Brigade terrorists, is found in the center of Rome. (XDG, p 4A, 5/09/2000)Ref: 83
1979*Cyrus Eaton, Canadian-born American industrialist and philanthropist, dies at age 95.Ref: 70
1979*Lan Adomian composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1980*A Liberian freighter rammed the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay in Florida, killing 35 motorists and causing a 1,400-foot section of the bridge to collapse.Ref: 70
1981*Nelson Algren US writer (Man with the Golden Arm), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1982*Ab [Albert] Visser poet/writer (Kaïn sloeg Abel), dies.Ref: 5
1986*Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer; ascended Mt. Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953, dies at age 71.Ref: 70
1986*Herschel Bernardi actor: Peter Gunn, Arnie, Love with the Proper Stranger, Irma La Douce; voice: Charlie Tuna TV commercials, The Jetsons characters; dies at age 62.Ref: 4
1986 Dirk de Vroome [Red Giant] Limbourg activist, dies at 60.Ref: 5
1987*183 die aboard a Polish jetliner that crashes in Warsaw.Ref: 5
1987*Obafemi Awolowo Nigeria, President of Nigeria (1979-83), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1989*Keith Whitley country singer (Don't Close Your Eyes), dies at 33.Ref: 5
1989*Paul J Steenbergen actor (Ciske de Rat), dies at 82.Ref: 5
1990*Pauline Frederick, American television news correspondent, first woman to moderate Presidential debate, dies at age 84.Ref: 70
1990*Luigi Nono Italian composer (Intolleranza), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1991*Rudolf Serkin concert pianist: “An artist of unusual and impressive talents in possession of a crystalline technique, plenty of power, delicacy, and tone pure and full.”; “A masterly musician … a scholar of profound art without pedantry, with the loftiest conceptions of beauty, whose every thought and emotion is for the glory of his art.”; dies,Ref: 4
1991*James L Reinsch media-advisor (Roosevelt/Churchill/Kennedy), dies.Ref: 5
1991*Ronnie Brody British actor (Superman III, Whats Up Nurse), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1992*Mike Tyrell [Red Baron] British air acrobat, dies in an accident.Ref: 5
1993*Landslide in Nambija Ecuador, kills 300.Ref: 5
1993*Freya Stark English author (Sunday Bloody Sunday), dies at 61.Ref: 5
1993*Penelope Gilliatt [Conner] British author, dies.Ref: 5
1995 Abha Gandhi servant to Gandhi, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1995*Charles Montgomery Monteith publisher, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1995*Marshall Royal jazz Sax/Clarinet, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1998*Alice Faye (Alice Jeanne Leppert) actress: In Old Chicago, Lillian Russell, Rose of Washington Square, Tin Pan Alley, State Fair; dies.Ref: 4

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