Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
May 10th

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946*Agapetus II is elected to the Papacy.Ref: 69
1267*Vienna's church orders all Jews to wear a distinctive garbRef: 2
1278*Jews of England imprisoned on charges of coiningRef: 2
1285*Philip III of Spain is succeeded by Philip IV ("the Fair").Ref: 2
1291*Scottish nobles recognize authority of English king Edward IRef: 2
1427*Jews are expelled from Berne SwitzerlandRef: 2
1525*Church reformer John Pistorius caught in the Hague.Ref: 5
1559*Scottish Protestants under John Knox uprise against queen-mother MaryRef: 2
1570*Czar Ivan IV becomes ProtestantRef: 2
1652*John Johnson, a free black, is granted 550 acres in Northampton VARef: 2
1655*Jamaica captured by EnglishRef: 2
1692*(Salem Witch Trials) Corwin and Hathorne examine George Jacobs, Sr. and his granddaughter Margaret Jacobs. Sarah Osborne dies in prison.Ref: 20
1693*(Salem Witch Trials) (day speculative) Phipps pardons those still in prison on witchcraft charges.Ref: 87
1773*Parliament passes the Tea Act, ending most taxes on tea shipped to America and permitting direct sales to the colonies. The law, however, did not suspend the Townshend Duty of threepence a pound.Ref: 2
1774*Louis XVI succeeds his father Louis XV as King of France.Ref: 2
1775*The second Continental Congress meets in Philadelphia. Representatives from all thirteen colonies attend. The Continental Congress issues paper currency for the 1st time; George Washington is named supreme commander.Ref: 5
1787*Parliament impeaches Warren Hastings.Ref: 5
1796 Riot after disagreement of patriotic demand in AmsterdamRef: 2
1796*French Government arrest 10 utopists.Ref: 5
1797*First Navy ship, the "United States" is launchedRef: 2
1803*Beavercreek Township (in Greene County OH) is established. (XDG, p 8A, 2/27/2003)Ref: 83
1803*The first meeting of the Associate Judges of the Court of Common Pleas is held about 5 miles outside of Xenia OH on the banks of the Beaver Creek. John Paul is named the first Clerk of Courts. Governor Edwin Tiffin appoints William Maxwell, Benjamin Whiteman and James Barrett the court's first judges. (XDG, p 5, 4/22/2003)Ref: 83
1816*English steamship "Defiance" arrives at Rotterdam harborRef: 2
1823*First steamboat to navigate the Mississippi River arrives at Fort Snelling.Ref: 5
1840*Mormon leader Joseph Smith moves his band of followers to IL to escape the hostilities they experienced in Missouri. Trailing the MormonsRef: 2
1856*(day unspecified) Tawawa Springs is purchased, so that a school of higher learning could be established in Greene County OH. On August 30th, this area became known as Wilburforce University. (XDG, p 10, 2/19/2003)Ref: 83
1857 Indian Mutiny begins with revolt of Sepoys of Meerutkazerne, DelhiRef: 2
1865*(Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy) The conspirators are arraigned before the Military Commission. The Commission also adopts rules that will govern the trial.Ref: 87
1865*Surrender of Sam Jones.Ref: 5
1866*(day unspecified) Race riot in Memphis.Ref: 87
1869*A golden spike was driven at Promontory, Utah, marking the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States.Ref: 5
1869*(date given as Spring 1869) President Grant having tendered to Gen. Sickles the mission to Mexico, which was declined, appointed him United States Minister to Spain.  
1871 Peace of Frankfurt-am-Main concluded between France & Germany; France cedes ElzasRef: 2
1872*The first woman nominated to be President of the United States was Victoria Claflin Woodhull. She was chosen for the ballot by the National Woman Suffrage Association in NY City. Ms. Woodhull was not elected; nor has any woman ever been elected to the office of US President. The closest any woman has come to the top seat of the nation since Victoria Woodhull was Geraldine A. Ferraro who was on the Democratic party slate as the Vice-Presidential candidate in 1984.Ref: 4
1879*Meteor falls near Estherville IARef: 2
1880 General Wolseley opens new legislative council in PretoriaRef: 2
1881 Lighthouse on Ameland begins operation.Ref: 5
1893*Imperial Institute in London opensRef: 2
1893*Locomotive No. 999 hauls the Empire State Express at 112.5 mph.Ref: 7
1893*Natal granted self government.Ref: 10
1898*A vending machine law was enacted in Omaha, NE. It would cost $5,000 for a permit.Ref: 4
1902*Biggest swindle of the century!$12 m. stolen from Paris safe hiding Henry Crawford's fortune.Ref: 10
1906*Russia's Duma (Parliament) meets for first timeRef: 2
1908*The first Mother's Day observance took place during church services in Grafton, W.Va., and Philadelphia.Ref: 70
1910*W. E. B. DuBois' National Negro Committee founded in June 1909 changes name to NAACP.Ref: 10
1912*The first Southern Sociological Congress closed, in Nashville. The four-day convocation met to address "social, civic and economic problems" of sixteen Southern states, and was an example of government, social agencies and the Church working together for social betterment.Ref: 5
1916 Historic Shipport Museum opens in AmsterdamRef: 2
1916*Disastrous fire in Ellendale ND.Ref: 5
1922*Dr Ivy Williams is first woman to be called to the English BarRef: 2
1924*Attorney General Harlan Fiske Stone appoints J(ohn) Edgar Hoover as acting Director of the (Federal) Bureau of Investigation. (TWA, 1989)Ref: 95
1925*(Sweet) (day unspecified) Ossian Sweet signs purchase agreement to buy for $18,500 a house at 2905 Garland, in an all-white Detroit neighborhood. He plans to move into his new home with his family in July.Ref: 87
1927 The Hotel Statler in Boston, MA. became the first hotel to install radio headsets in each of its 1,300 rooms. What a concept! Of course, radio was only seven years old and, since this was the first hotel equipped with headsets, we heard that they were all plugged into the heaters -- and when guests turned up the heat knob, they singed their ears -- a lot like some radio programming does today!Ref: 4
1931*Golf ball size hail falls in Burlington NJRef: 2
1932 Government declares "Wilhelmus" Netherlands national anthemRef: 2
1932*Senate chairman Albert Lebrun becomes President of FranceRef: 2
1932*(Scottsboro Boys) (day unspecified) The U. S. Supreme Court announces that it will review the Scottsboro cases.Ref: 87
1933*Nazis begin burning books by "unGerman" writers such as Heinrich Mann and Erich Maria Remarque, author of All Quiet on the Western Front.Ref: 2
1933*Deutsche Arbeitsfront (DAF) forms.Ref: 5
1933*Suriname worker's union leader A de Come banish to Netherlands.Ref: 5
1934*Enrico Fermi's research group publishes a report on experiments with neutron bombardment of uranium. Several radioactive products are detected.Ref: 91
1936*Manuel Azaña elected President of Spain.Ref: 2
1936*Nahas Pasja becomes premier of Egypt.Ref: 2
1937*Busmen strike in LondonRef: 2
1938*Banning speech on anti-fascism demonstration in Amsterdam.Ref: 5
1939*The Declaration of Union reunited the Methodist Episcopal Church in the US after 109 years of division. (The Methodist Protestant Church had separated from the parent denomination in 1830, as had the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, later, in 1844.)Ref: 2
1940*(day unspecified) George Kistiakowsky suggests gaseous diffusion as a possible means for producing U-235 to Vannevar Bush during a meeting at Carnegie Institution.Ref: 91
1941*(day unspecified) After months of growing pressure from scientists in Britain and the US (particularly Berkeley's Ernest Lawrence), Bush at the NDRC decides to review the prospects of nuclear energy further and engages Arthur Compton and the National Academy of Sciences for the task. The report is issued May 17 and treats military prospects favorably for power production, but does not address the design or manufacture of a bomb in any detail.Ref: 91
1941*(day unspecified) At this same time, Bush creates the larger and more powerful Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD), which is empowered to engage in large engineering projects in addition to research, and becomes its director.Ref: 91
1941*(day unspecified) Also during this month Tokutaro Hagiwara at the University of Kyoto delivers a speech in which he discusses the possibility of a fusion explosion being ignited by an atomic bomb, apparently the first such mention.Ref: 91
1943*The Los Alamos review committee approves the laboratory's research program.Ref: 91
1944*(day unspecified) Los Alamos staff exceeds 1200 employees.Ref: 91
1944*(day unspecified) Six months after the start of accelerated implosion research, little progress towards successful implosion has been made. Inadequate diagnostic equipment prevent accurate measurement of implosion process, no scheme to avoid asymmetry has yet shown promise. The current approach is to use many simultaneous detonation points over the surface of a sphere, and try different methods of inert spacers or gaps to suppress the shaped charge-like jets that form when detonation waves from adjacent initiation points merge. Spalling (the ejection of fragments) from the interior surface of the hollow core is a serious problem, as is simply getting precise simultaneous detonation.Ref: 91
1944*(day unspecified) Teller is removed as head of the implosion theory group, and also from fission weapon research entirely, due to conflicts with Bethe and his increasing obsession with the idea of the Super (hydrogen bomb).Ref: 91
1944*(day unspecified) Two British scientists join Los Alamos who have important impacts on the implosion program. Geoffrey Taylor (arrived May 24) points out implosion instability problems (especially the Rayleigh-Taylor instability), which ultimately leads to a very conservative design to minimize possible instability.Ref: 91
1944*(day unspecified) James Tuck brings the idea of explosives lenses for detonation wave shaping (two-D lenses for plane wave generation originally proposed by M. J. Poole in England, 1942), but suggests developing 3-D lenses to create a spherical implosion.Ref: 91
1944*Smith v Allwright (excluding Blacks from primary voting) is illegal.Ref: 5
1945*(and 11th) Target Committee reconvenes. On the committee now are Oppenheimer, Von Neumann, Parsons, and Bethe. Meeting discusses issues combat employment of atomic bombs (e.g. proper burst height, etc.). Target list is shortened to Kyoto, Hiroshima, Yokohama, and Kokura Arsenal (Niigata is considered).Ref: 91
1948*Winston Churchill visits The HagueRef: 2
1950 First Netherlands-US telex sentRef: 2
1950*(Rosenberg) (day unspecified) Rosenberg asks his physician about what kind of shots are necessary for trip to Mexico.Ref: 87
1951*Z Alexander Looby elected to Nashville City Council.Ref: 5
1956*French Government sends 50,000 reservists to AlgeriaRef: 2
1957 First meeting of legislature of Cameroon.Ref: 5
1960*John F Kennedy wins primary in West Virginia.Ref: 5
1966*25ºF lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in May.Ref: 5
1967*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 2
1971*US special delivery rates go from 45¢ to 60¢Ref: 2
1972*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1973 Establishment of Frente Polisario in Mauritania.Ref: 5
1978*Britain's Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowden announce they are divorcing after 18 years of marriage. (XDG, p 4A, 5/10/2003)Ref: 83
1979*Federated States of Micronesia becomes self-governing.Ref: 5
1981*François Mitterrand defeats Valery Giscard d'Estang for President of France.Ref: 5
1984*International Court of Justice rules on US blockade of Nicaragua.Ref: 5
1986*Navy Lt. Commander Donnie Cochran became the first black pilot to fly with the celebrated Blue Angels precision aerial demonstration team.Ref: 4
1989 General Manuel Noriega's Government nullifies country's elections, which the opposition had won by a 3-1 marginRef: 2
1991 Alexander Bessmertnykh became the first Soviet foreign minister to visit Israel as he met with Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir and Foreign Minister David Levy.Ref: 6
1993 Premier Lubbers opens Terminal West on Schiphol.Ref: 5
1994*Silvio Berlusconi forms Italian Government with 5 neo-fascistsRef: 2
1994*Former President George H.W. Bush's office released his letter of resignation from the National Rifle Association, in which Bush expressed outrage over its reference to federal agents as "jackbooted government thugs."Ref: 70
1994*Nelson Mandela sworn in as South Africa's first Black president at 12:17 p.m.; apartheid official end.Ref: 10
1995*Britain lifts a 23-year ban on ministerial talks with Sinn FeinRef: 2
1995*(OJ Simpson) DNA testimony begins.Ref: 87
1998*The FAA grounds older models of the Boeing 737 after mandatory inspections of some aircraft reveal extensive wear in power lines running through their wing fuel tanks. (XDG, p 4A, 5/10/2003)Ref: 83
1999*(OJ Simpson) O. J. Simpson and the Browns negotiate a custody arrangement for the two Simpson children.Ref: 87
2000*A fire, set deliberately to clear brush from the path of a wildfire, was driven by high winds into a New Mexico canyon, forcing the evacuation of the 11,000 residents of Los Alamos.Ref: 70
2001*Boeing chose Chicago as the site for its new headquarters, replacing Seattle.Ref: 70
2002 A tense 39-day standoff between Israeli troops and Palestinian gunmen at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem ended with 13 suspected militants flown into European exile and 26 released into the Gaza Strip.Ref: 70
2002 Cuban activists delivered more than 11,000 signatures to the National Assembly demanding a referendum on broad changes in the socialist system, an unprecedented challenge to Fidel Castro's 43-year rule.Ref: 70
2003*(I-270 Sniper) A 37-year old woman runs out of gas around 4AM in the westbound land of I-270 east of I-71. After walking for help, she returns to find the car's winshield shot out and the hood damaged. (XDG, p 2A, 12/03/2003)Ref: 83
2003*Retired Brigadier General Chuck Yeager, the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound, is scheduled to speak at Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton OH, as part of the "Air Power 2003" celebration. (XDG, p 3, 5/07/2003)Ref: 83
28*-BC- Eight centuries before Galileo, first recorded observation of sunspots in official history of China.Ref: 10
1497*Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci leaves for first voyage to New WorldRef: 2
1503*Christopher Columbus discovers the Cayman Islands.Ref: 2
1534*French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches NewfoundlandRef: 2
1752*Benjamin Franklins first tests the lightning rod.Ref: 5
1910*First aircraft air display held (Hendon, England)Ref: 2
1910*Halley's Comet closest approach to Earth in 1910.Ref: 2
1930*The first planetarium in the US (The Adler) opens in ChicagoRef: 5
1950*The Pilot ACE is completed at England's National Physical Laboratory and runs its first program. Ref 
1960*Captain Edward L. Beach completes an 84-day voyage around the world, underwater, in the 7,750-ton submarine Triton. The 41,500 mile voyage followed a route similar to Magellan's.Ref: 4
1969*Apollo 10 transmit first color pictures of Earth from spaceRef: 2
1979*BSD UNIX 2.0 releasedRef: 62
1985*Challenger transports back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly Air Force BaseRef: 2
1990*French TGV-train hits record speed of 510.6 kphRef: 2
1676*Bacon's Rebellion, frontiersmen vs Virginia Government beginsRef: 2
1775*Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys captured the British-held fortress at Ticonderoga, NY. Brits lose 273, Yanks 93.Ref: 5
1796*Napoleon Bonaparte wins a brilliant victory against the Austrians at Lodi bridge in Italy.Ref: 2
1857*The Bengal Army in India revolts against the British.Ref: 2
1859*French emperor Napoleon III leaves Paris to join his troops preparing to battle the Austrian army in Northern Italy.Ref: 2
1861*Union troops march on state militia in St Louis MIRef: 2
1862*Battle of Plum Run Bend TN (Plum Point Bend)Ref: 2
1863*Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson Confederate General (Civil War), dies from wounds received at Chancellorsville at age 39. "I have lost my right arm," Lee laments.Ref: 2
1864*Battles at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia.Ref: 2
1864*Skirmish at NY River VA.Ref: 2
1864*James Clay Rice lawyer/Union Brigadier-General, dies in battle at 34.Ref: 5
1864*Thomas Greeley Stevenson Union Brigadier-General, dies at about 27.Ref: 5
1865*Union calvary capture Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Irwinville GA.Ref: 5
1865*Federal troops surprise William Quantrill's raiders; Quantrill is shot in the back and paralyzed for a month before he dies.Ref: 9
1915*Zeppelin drops hundred of bombs on Southend-on-SeaRef: 2
1917*Allied ships get destroyer escorts to fend off German attacks in the Atlantic.Ref: 2
1918*HMS Vindictive sunk to block entrance of Ostend HarborRef: 2
1933 Paraguay declares war on BoliviaRef: 2
1940*Nazis invade France (Jewish pop. 350,000), Belgium (Jewish pop. 65,000), Holland (Jewish pop. 140,000), and Luxembourg (Jewish pop. 3,500).Ref: 35
1940*French marines stationed on Aruba.Ref: 2
1940*British Local Defense Volunteers (Home Guard) forms.Ref: 2
1940*French troops arrive in Zealand/Brabant Netherlands.Ref: 5
1940*British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain resigns and Winston Churchill forms a new government.Ref: 2
1940*Dutch torpedo boat Johan van Galen sinks.Ref: 5
1940*Dutch-Indies Governor Van Starkenborch proclaims end to state of siege.Ref: 5
1941*England's House of Commons is destroyed during the worst of the London Blitz: 550 German bombers drop 100,000 incendiary bombs.Ref: 2
1941*Adolf Hitler's deputy, Rudolf Hess, parachutes into Scotland on what he claimed was a peace mission. (Hess ended up serving a life sentence at Spandau prison until 1987, when he died, an apparent suicide.)Ref: 5
1941*Queen Wilhelmina on Radio Orange warns against treason.Ref: 2
1943*André Bertulot Belgian resistance fighter, hanged.Ref: 5
1943*Arnaud/Armand Fraiteur Belgian resistance fighter, hanged.Ref: 5
1943*Maurice-Albert Raskin Belgian resistance fighter, hanged.Ref: 5
1944*Chinese offensive in West-YunnanRef: 2
1945*Allies capture Rangoon from the Japanese.Ref: 2
1945*Russian troops occupy Prague.Ref: 2
1945*US offensive on Okinawa, Sugar Loaf conquered.Ref: 5
1948 First attack by Egyptian irregular forces at Kfar Darom IsraelRef: 2
1959 Soviet forces arrive in AfghánistánRef: 2
1967*Stockholm Vietnam-Tribunal declares US aggression in Vietnam/CambodiaRef: 2
1968*Preliminary Vietnam peace talks begin in Paris between the US & North Vietnam.Ref: 70
1969*US troops begin attack on Hill 937/Hamburger HillRef: 2
1870*Jem Mace defends his heavyweight crown against Irish champion Joe Coburn, it lasts 1 hour & 17 minutes, and neither is struck by a punchRef: 2
1889*17th Preakness: W Anderson aboard Buddhist wins in 2:17½Ref: 2
1893*19th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Kunze aboard Lookout wins in 2:39¼Ref: 2
1905*Three horses made up the field of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. Agile was the winner in 2:100.75. With only three horses -- win, place and show -- does that mean that everyone in attendance won something?Ref: 4
1909*Winchester's Fred Toney no-hits Lexington for 17 inningsRef: 2
1910*36th Kentucky Derby: Fred Herbert aboard Donau wins in 2:06.4Ref: 2
1913*Yankees commit 8 errors & still beat Tigers 10-9 in 10 inningsRef: 2
1913*Donerail won the Kentucky Derby on this day, making a very, very few in attendance very, very happy. Donerail was a 91-to-1 long shot!Ref: 4
1919*45th Kentucky Derby: Johnny Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 2:09.8Ref: 2
1926*52nd Preakness: John Maiben aboard Display wins in 1:59.8Ref: 2
1929*64th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Muirfield GullaneRef: 2
1929*55th Preakness: Louis Schaefer aboard Dr Freeland wins in 2:01.6Ref: 2
1934*Ben Chapman, who will lead the protest against Jackie Robinson in 1947, shouts a racial slur at a Jewish fan in during a Yankee game.Ref: 1
1934*After hitting two homers, two doubles and driving in seven runs in a 13-3 rout of the White Sox, Yankees' first baseman Lou Gehrig removes himself from the game after five innings because of illness.Ref: 1
1939*Phillie Dave Coble catches a ball thrown from the top of Philadelphia's City Hall. The rookie catcher handles the 521-foot dropped ball cleanly.Ref: 1
1941*67th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Whirlaway wins in 1:58.8Ref: 2
1946*Red Sox win 15th straight beat Yankees 5-4, DiMaggio hits Grand Slam.Ref: 2
1947*73rd Preakness: Doug Dodson aboard Faultless wins in 1:59Ref: 2
1953*Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Golf OpenRef: 2
1959*Giants Jim Hearn allows 2 runs against Pirates, game is suspended, Hearn is released & charged with loss 2 months after his retirement.Ref: 2
1959*Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Howard Johnson Golf InvitationalRef: 2
1964*Mickey Wright wins LPGA Squirt Ladies' Golf Open InvitationalRef: 2
1967*Braves' outfielder Hank Aaron hits an inside-the-park homer off Phillie hurler Jim Bunning. It will be 'Hamerin' Hank's' only HR which doesn't clear the fence out of his 755 round-trippers which is the all-time major league record.Ref: 1
1967*Foundation AZ soccer team forms in Alkmaar.Ref: 5
1969*The National and American Football Leagues announced plans to merge for the 1970-71 season. Two conferences of 13 teams each were formed ... and the rest is NFL history.Ref: 4
1970*Braves' Hoyt Wilhelm becomes the first major league pitcher to appear in 1000 games, loses to Cardinals 6-5.Ref: 1
1970*Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf OpenRef: 2
1970*The Boston Bruins won their first Stanley Cup since the beginning of World War II by defeating St. Louis. The Bruins would repeat the feat and take home Lord Stanley’s Cup again in 1972.Ref: 4
1973*9th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yankees 8-4Ref: 2
1973*27th NBA Championship: NY Knicks beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 1Ref: 2
1973*Stanley Cup: Montréal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2Ref: 2
1974*7th ABA championship: NY Nets beats Utah Stars, 4 games to 1Ref: 2
1975*Brian Oldfield of the US put the shotput 75', an unofficial recordRef: 2
1979 Vivekananda (Sri Lanka) completes nonstop cycle ride of 187 hours, 28 minutes, around Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo, Sri LankaRef: 2
1979*John McMullen becomes CEO of Houston AstrosRef: 2
1981*Expos' hurler Charlie Lea no-hits the Giants, 4-0, becoming the first French-born pitcher to accomplish the feat.Ref: 1
1981*Amy Alcott wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf TournamentRef: 2
1983*Lee Chin Yong performs 170 continuous chin-ups in SeoulRef: 2
1985*Gordon Johncock announced that he was retiring from auto racing. Johncock, a 30-year veteran and twice an Indpls 500 winner, said that racing was “not fun anymore.” In his career, Johncock won 254 championship races.Ref: 4
1987*Jody Rosentha wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf ClassicRef: 2
1992*Jennifer Wyatt wins LPGA Crestar-Fresh Farm Golf ClassicRef: 2
1993*The Montreal Expos retire Rusty Staub's uniform no. 10.Ref: 29
1997*Chicago Cubs turn baseballs 68th triple play (vs San Fransisco Giants)Ref: 2
1999*In a 12-4 rout of the Mariners, Boston's shortstop Nomar Garciaparra hits two grand slams as well as a two-run homer becoming the first American League player to drive in 10 runs since 1975.Ref: 1
1999*Pete Rose, banned from all aspects of the game by Commissioner Giamatti in 1989, appears as a special instructor for the newly created Sacramento Steelheads. The team plays in the Western Baseball League which is independent, and therefore not governed by major league baseball.Ref: 1
2001*A MRI reveals White Sox first baseman and two-time Most Valuable Player Frank Thomas has a right tricep tear which will require surgery. The injury, caused by diving for a ground ball, will keep the 'Big Hurt' out of action for the rest of the season.Ref: 1
2001*The Cleveland Indians 10-game winning streak comes to an end with an 8-3 loss to the Royals.Ref: 86
2002*The NBA endorses the relocation of the Hornets to New Orleans. (USA Today, p 3C, 2/02/2004)Ref: 13
1876*Richard Wagner’s Centennial Inaugural March was heard for the first time at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, PA. Wagner did just fine for creating the magnificent work. He received a paycheck of $5,000.Ref: 4
1876*Centennial Fair opens in Philadelphia.Ref: 5
1907*Paul Dukas' opera "Ariane et Barbe Bleue" premieres in Paris France.Ref: 5
1921 Luigi Pirandello's "Sei Personaggi in Cerca d'Autore" premieres.Ref: 5
1940*Jimmy Dorsey and his orchestra recorded the classic, Perfidia, for Decca Records. The song would later be a hit for The Ventures (1960).Ref: 4
1947*"Chocolate Soldier" closes at Century Theater NYC after 69 performances.Ref: 5
1951*Frank Sinatra teamed with Axel Stordahl’s orchestra and Mitch Miller on Columbia Records. He sang with Dagmar, It’s a Long Way (From Your House to My House), and the equally forgettable, Mama Will Bark. Yes, friends, Mama Will Bark, by Frank Sinatra with vocal impressions of a dog by Donald Bain! This sure wasn’t a session like the ones that produced In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning, That’s Life, My Way or hundreds of other great tunes from Ol’ Blue Eyes.Ref: 4
1952*"Shuffle Along" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 4 performances.Ref: 5
1954*Bolshoi-ballet does not appear in Paris France.Ref: 5
1955*Fiction: Homer Simpson animation (Simpsons) is born.Ref: 5
1957*Dmitri Sjostakovitsch 2nd Piano concert, premieres in Moscow.Ref: 5
1959*Sharon Disney, Walt Disney's second daughter, marries Robert B. Brown at the Presbyterian Church in Pacific Palisades, CA. (Ref: "Disney, The First 100 Years", 1999, ISBN 0-7868-6442-7) 
1961 "Beyond the Fringe" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1963*Decca signs the Rolling Stones on advice of Beatle George HarrisonRef: 2
1963*The Rolling Stones produced their very first recordings this day. The session included Come On and I Wanna Be Loved. The Stones would make it to the American pop music charts in August, 1964.Ref: 4
1967*Keith Richards, Brian Jones & Mick Jagger arrested on drug chargesRef: 2
1969*Turtles play the White House, Mark Volman falls off stage 5 timesRef: 2
1974*Just Don’t Want to Be Lonely earned a gold record for the group, The Main Ingredient. The trio began as the Poets in 1964. Cuba Gooding is heard singing lead. (Gooding’s son, Cuba Jr., starred in the 1991 film Boyz N The Hood.) The Main Ingredient’s biggest hit, Everybody Plays the Fool, made it to number three on the pop charts (1972).Ref: 4
1978*"Angel" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 5 performances.Ref: 5
1980*"Happy New Year" closes at Morosco Theater NYC after 17 performances.Ref: 5
1982*WABC-NYC plays its last record (John Lennon's Imagine) and joins ABC's All Talk radio networkRef: 2
1982*Elliott Gould made his dramatic television debut after 30 movies in 17 years. He starred in The Rules of Marriage which aired on CBS-TV. Elizabeth Montgomery, formerly of Bewitched, co-starred with Gould in the film about marriage and divorce.Ref: 4
1983*"Laverne & Shirley" last airs on ABC-TVRef: 2
1986*Tommy Lee drummer of Motley Crüe marries Heather LocklearRef: 2
1986*"Rock Me Amadeus" by Falco hit #1 on UK pop chart.Ref: 5
1988*Edgar Degas' "Danseresje of 14" sold for $10,120,000.Ref: 5
1990*"Zoya's Apartment" opens at Circle in Square Theater NYC for 45 performances.Ref: 5
1990 Howard Stern holds a mock funeral for rival John DeBella.Ref: 5
1991*Oakland A's Jose Canseco is seen leaving Madonna's aptRef: 2
1992*"Hamlet" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances.Ref: 5
1992 Bible Land Museum opens in Jerusalem Israel.Ref: 5
1993*Paul Cézannes still life sells for $28,600,000 in NYCRef: 2
1993*Last TV appearance of Mies Bouwman.Ref: 5
1994*Drew Barrymore (19) files for divorce from Jeremy Thomas (31)Ref: 2
1994*Barbra Streisand's begins first concert tour in 30 yearsRef: 2
1994*"Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public" opens at Lunt-Font NYC for 16 per.Ref: 5
1995*30th Academy of Country Music Awards: Reba McEntire wins.Ref: 5
1996 "Twister" premieres.Ref: 5
1999*Cézanne's 'Still Life With Curtain, Pitcher and Bowl of Fruit' reaps $60.5 million at Sotheby's.Ref: 10
2003*The New York Times announced on its Web site that one of its reporters, Jayson Blair, had "committed frequent acts of journalistic fraud," according to an investigation conducted by the paper.Ref: 70
0*Merlene Ottey Jamaican/Italian running star (Olympics), is born.Ref: 5
1451*James III of Scotland is bornin Stirling, Scotland.Ref: 68
1536*Thomas Howard 4th duke of Norfolk, English Earl Marshall, is born.Ref: 5
1697*Jean Marie I'aine Leclair composer, is born.Ref: 5
1705*Gallus Zeiler composer, is born.Ref: 5
1724*Johan A Zoutman Dutch Lieutenant-Admiral (battle of Doggersbank), is born.Ref: 5
1727*Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot French minister of Finance (17.. -76), is born.Ref: 5
1730*(Declaration of Independence) George Ross, judge, signer of the Declaration of Independence, is born in New Castle, DE.Ref: 2
1741*Johann Michael Schmidt composer, is born.Ref: 5
1754*Asmus Jakob Carstens painter, is born.Ref: 5
1760*Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle soldier/author/composer (Marseillaise), is born.Ref: 5
1760*J P Hebel writer, is born.Ref: 5
1769*Jean Lannes duc de Montebello, Marshal of France, is born.Ref: 5
1770*Louis Nicholas Davout French field marshall (defeated Prussians), is born.Ref: 5
1776*George Thomas Smart composer, is born.Ref: 5
1780*Peter Lichtenthal composer, is born.Ref: 5
1783*Niccola Benvenuti composer, is born.Ref: 5
1788*Augustin-Jean Fresnel optics pioneer/physicist, is born.Ref: 5
1795*Jacques-Nicolas-Augustin Thierry historian, is born.Ref: 5
1800*Nikolay Alexeyevich Titov composer, is born.Ref: 5
1810*James Shields, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1879, is born.Ref: 5
1812 Birth of Frances Elizabeth Cox, English translator. She made 56 contributions to the 1841 publication, "Sacred Hymns from the German," including "Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above."Ref: 5
1813*Montgomery Blair Franklin County KY, lawyer (Dred Scot v Sandford), is born.Ref: 5
1822*August Ritter von Pettenkofen painter, is born.Ref: 5
1823*John Sherman MC (Union), died in 1900, is born.Ref: 5
1824*Charles Henry Van Wyck Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1895, is born.Ref: 5
1825*Rudolf Viole composer, is born.Ref: 5
1830*François M Raoult French physicist/chemist (law of Raoult), is born.Ref: 5
1832*William Grace,Irish-born American shipowner; founder of W. R. Grace & CompanyRef: 70
1837*Pinckney B S Pinchback Lieutenant Governor (Louisiana), is born.Ref: 5
1838*John Wilkes Booth, actor, assassin of Abraham Lincoln, is born.Ref: 68
1838*James first Viscount Bryce, historian/statesman, is born.Ref: 5
1843*Benito Pérez Galdós, Spain, novelist (Fountain of Gold, Nazáarin), is born.Ref: 68
1843*Kaufmann Kohler reform rabbi/theologian, is born.Ref: 5
1850*Sir Thomas Johnstone Lipton, Glasgow Scotland, yachtsman/tea magnate (Lipton Tea), is born.Ref: 5
1855*Anatol Konstantinovich Liadov St Petersburg Russia, composer (Enchanted Lake), is born.Ref: 5
1857*Hendrik Zwaardemaker Dutch physiologist (olfactometer), is born.Ref: 5
1858*Frederick Zech Jr composer, is born.Ref: 5
1859*Birth of Wilhelm Wrede, a German Bible scholar who contended that the gospels reflected the theology of the primitive Church rather than the true history of Jesus. Wrede thus contributed his name to the title of Albert Schweitzer's 1906 theological classic: "The Quest of the Historical Jesus: From Reimarus to Wrede."Ref: 2
1873*Carl J Eldh Swedish sculptor, is born.Ref: 5
1873*Jan Kalf literary/art historian (Preservation of museums), is born.Ref: 5
1876*Ivan Cankar Slavs author (Hlapec Jernej-Njegova Pravica), is born.Ref: 5
1877*Roderich Mojsisovics-Mojsvar composer, is born.Ref: 5
1878*Gustav Stresemann German chancellor (1923, Nobel 1926), is born.Ref: 5
1882*Thurston Hall Boston MA, actor (Roaming Lady, In Society), is born.Ref: 5
1885*Fritz v Unruh writer, is born.Ref: 5
1885*Mae Murray [Girl with bee-stung lips] Portsmouth VA, actress (High Stakes), is born.Ref: 5
1885*Marie Benavente [Maria Wissink] actress (Scapegoat), is born.Ref: 5
1886*Karl Barth, Basel Switzerland, theologian/author (Action in Waiting), is born.Ref: 5
1886*Olaf Stapleton British religious sci-fi writer (Star Maker), is born.Ref: 5
1887*Jacobus C Bloem Dutch poet (Sintels), is born.Ref: 5
1888*Max(imilian Raoul Walter) Steiner Vienna, composer (Gone With Wind), is born.Ref: 5
1894*Dimitri Tiomkin Russia, composer (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty), is born.Ref: 5
1897*Einar Gerhardsen, Norwegian politician; prime minister four times between 1945 and 1965, is born.Ref: 70
1898*Ariel Durant, writer (Story of Civilization), is born.Ref: 5
1898*Herbert Elwell Minneapolis MN, composer (Happy Hypocrite), is born.Ref: 5
1899*Fred Astaire (Frederick Austerlitz) is born in Omaha, NebraskaRef: 5
1899*Dimitri Tiomkin conductor, composer: film scores: The Alamo, Dial ‘M’ for Murder, Friendly Persuasion, High Noon, It’s a Wonderful Life, Lost Horizon, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington; died Nov 11, 1979Ref: 4
1901*Albert Dondeyne Belgian philosopher/theologist, is born.Ref: 5
1902*David O (Oliver) Selznick, Pittsburgh PA, producer (Gone With the Wind), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Joachim Prinz author/Rabbi of Berlin (1926-37), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Kay Petre early racing driver, is born.Ref: 5
1904 David Brown CEO (Aston Martin Lagonda), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Angus Paton civil engineer, is born.Ref: 5
1907*Harilaos Perpessas composer, is born.Ref: 5
1908*Carl Albert (D), speaker of the House, is born.Ref: 2
1908*Henry Diamond Irish Nationalist MP, is born.Ref: 5
1909*Lord Harold Francis Collison British union leader (agriculture workers), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Mother Maybelle Carter (Addington), Nickelsville VA, country singer (Johnny Cash Show), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Jimmy Demaret winner of 44 golf tournaments, but not the Open, is born.Ref: 5
1910*Margot Turner matron-in-chief (Army Nursing Service), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Edward Gardner Queen's Court/MP, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Erik Jorgensen composer, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Harold Myers film journalist, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Charles McGraw New York NY, actor (Michael-Falcon, Smith Family), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Lord Smith British surgeon, is born.Ref: 5
1915*Bert van Dongen [Abraham J Cohen], singer/impressionist/actor, is born.Ref: 5
1915*Christian Beyers Naudé South African anti-apartheid fighter, is born.Ref: 5
1915*Denis Thatcher, husband of British PM Margaret (1979-90), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Monica Dickens author/founder (US Samaritians), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Salah Abou Seif director, is born.Ref: 5
1916*Milton Babbitt US mathematician/composer (Widow's Lament), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Margo (Maria Marguerita Guadalupe Teresa Estela Bolado Castilla y O’Donnell) actress: Viva Zapata!, Lost Horizon, I’ll Cry Tomorrow, Winterset; is born.Ref: 4
1918*Margo, singer (Golden Irish Favorites), is born.Ref: 5
1918*T Berry Brazelton doctor (On Being a Father), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Ella Grasso, American politician; governor of Connecticut (1975-80), is born.Ref: 70
1919*Louis Sen A Kaw Surinam dam builder, is born.Ref: 5
1919*Tibor Sarai composer, is born.Ref: 5
1920*Richard Adams, English novelist (Watership Down), is born.Ref: 2
1920*Basil Kelly Lord Justice of Appeals (Northern Ireland), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Nancy Walker (Ann Myrtle Swoyer) actress (Bounty paper towel commercials) is born in Philadelphia PA.Ref: 68
1921*Bert Weedon rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1922 David Orr deputy chairman (Inchcape)/CEO (British Council, Unilever), is born.Ref: 5
1923 John Dugdal Lord-Lieutenant (Salop), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Edward Fursdon British Major-General (defense council), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Duncan Watson president (World Blind Union), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Mike Souchak golf champion: PGA Tour record holder: lowest score in 9 holes [27] and 72 holes [257]: 1955 Texas Open, is born.Ref: 4
1929*Fats Domino rocker (Blueberry Hill), is born.Ref: 5
1929 Brian Corby CEO (Prudential), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Marquess of Downshire, is born.Ref: 5
1930*June Knox-Mawer British radio host/novelist (World of Islands), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Pat Summerall NFLer (New York Giants)/Sportscaster (CBS), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Lord Michael Mustill of Pateley Bridge, Lord Justice of Appeal, is born.Ref: 5
1932*Francoise Fabian Hussein Dey Algeria, actress (Happy New Year), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Earl of Rothes, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Barbara Taylor Bradford author, is born.Ref: 5
1934 Cliff Wilson snooker player, is born.Ref: 5
1934*William Lithgow Scottish industrialist/multi-millionaire, is born.Ref: 5
1935*Singer Larry Williams (Lawrence E. Williams) (Short Fat Fannie, Bony Maronie, Dizzy Miss Lizzie) is born.Ref: 4
1935*Henry Fambrough US singer (Spinners), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Anthony Mullens British Lieutenant-General (Deputy chief of defense), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Gary Owens, Mitchell SD, disc jockey/TV host (Laugh In, Gong Show), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Michael Stone English broker/multi-millionaire (Man Group), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Trevor Clay General-Secretary (Royal College of Nursing), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Arthur Kopit US, playwright (Day Whores Came Out to Play Tennis), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Jim Hickman baseball player (Mets, Dodgers, Cubs), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Tamara Press USSR, shot putter/discus thrower (Olympics-gold-60), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Henry Fambrough singer: group: Spinners: I’ll Be Around, Could It Be I’m Falling in Love, The Rubberband Man, is born.Ref: 4
1938*Manuel Santana tennis player (US Open 1965), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Maxim Shostakovich Leningrad Russia, conductor (Atlanta Symphony), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Merritt Ranew baseball player, is born.Ref: 5
1938 Michael Shea director (Hanson Trust)/Queen's press secretary, is born.Ref: 5
1938*Peter Davies Major-General/Director-General (RSPCA), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Philip Gordon Winsor composer, is born.Ref: 5
1940*Arthur Alexander US singer/songwriter (Lonely Just Like Me), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Taurean Blacque actor (Neal Washington-Hill Street Blues), is born.Ref: 5
1940*William Cash MP, is born.Ref: 5
1941*Danny Rapp Philadelphia PA, rocker (Danny & Juniors), is born.Ref: 5
1941 Win Bischoff CEO (Schroders), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Ken (Allen Kent) Berry baseball: Chicago White Sox [all-star: 1967], California Angels, Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, is born.Ref: 4
1942*Bill Coday US singer (You're Gonna Then Me), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Ingram Douglas Marshall composer, is born.Ref: 5
1943*Bruce Raymond jockey, is born.Ref: 5
1943*Donovan [Leitch] Glasgow Scotland, guitarist/folk singer (Mellow Yellow), is born.Ref: 5
1943*James Earl Chaney US civil rights activist, is born.Ref: 5
1944*Jim Abrahams writer, director: Hot Shots! Series, Big Business, Top Secret!, Police Squad, Help Wanted, Airplane!; writer: The Naked Gun; director: Ruthless People, Big Business, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Judith Jamison dancer: American Ballet Theatre [debut: 1964], Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre; starred in Broadway musical Sophisticated Ladies; choreographer: created works for many companies, Rift, Hymn, Riverside, Sweet Release; autobiography: Dancing Spirit, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Jackie Lomax Liverpool, rocker (Is This What You Want), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Jim Abrahams Shorewood WI, director (Hot Shots, Top Secret), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Kathy Farrer LPGA golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1944*Marie-France Pisier, Daclat Vietnam, actress (Scruples, Midnight), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Randy Rasmussen football: Univ of Nebraska; NFL: New York Jets guard: Super Bowl III, is born.Ref: 4
1945*Pamelo Mounk'a musician, is born.Ref: 5
1946*Donovan (Leitch) singer: Mellow Yellow, Sunshine Superman, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Dave Mason songwriter, musician, singer: Alone Together, Hole in My Shoe, Just for You, Feelin’ Alright, We Just Disagree, So HighRef: 68
1946*Jimmy Ponder jazz guitarist: Smokin’, Mama Roots, Infant EyesRef: 4
1946*Graham Gouldman Manchester England, bassist (10cc-No Milk Today), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Maureen Lipman actress (Educating Rita, Wonderworks), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Jay (John) Ferguson singer: group: Spirit: I Got a Line on You, Nature’s Way; group: Jo Jo Gunne, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Paul Nicholas Young architect, is born.Ref: 5
1947*Dave Mason Worcester England, singer/songwriter (We Just Disagree), is born.Ref: 5
1948 Christopher Gent CEO (Vodafone Group), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Meg Foster Reading PA, actress (Sunshine, Cagney & Lacey), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Ron Banks US R&B singer (Dramatics-Whatcha See is Whatcha Get), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Steve Gunderson (Representative-R-WI, 1981- ), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Sly Dunbar Kingston Jamaica, reggae drummer (Sly & Robbie), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Barbara Moxness LPGA golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1953*Lawrence Lau actor (Jamie Frame-Another World), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Steve Thomas rocker (Shooting Star), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Jeff Apple Miami FL, producer (In the Line of Fire), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Bruce Hartzler Washington DC, canoe (alternate-Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Chris Berman sportscaster (ESPN), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Laurence Lau actor (Jamie Frame-Another World), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Mark David Chapman assassin of John Lennon, is born.Ref: 5
1957*Punk Rocker Sid Vicious is born. Ref 
1957*Phil Mahre Yakima WA, twin alpine slalom skier (Olympics-gold/silver-80, 84), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Steve Mahre Yakima WA, twin alpine slalom skier (Olympics-silver-80, 84), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Ellen Ochoa Los Angeles CA, PhD/Astronaut (STS 56, 66), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Jeannette Kohlhaas LPGA golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1958*Margaret Ward LPGA golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1958*Rick Santorum (Representative-R-PA), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Dan Schayes NBA center/forward (Miami Heat, Orlando Magic), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Bono (Paul Hewson) singer: group: U2: Sunday Bloody Sunday, Pride [In the Name of Love], With You or Without You, is born.Ref: 4
1960*Victoria Rowell Portland ME, actress (Dr Amanda Bentley-Diagnosis Murder, Drucilla-Young and Restless), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Merlene Ottey Jamaican/Italian running star (Olympics), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Blyth Tait England, New Zealand equestrian 3 day event (Olympics-gold-96), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Randy Cunneyworth Etobicoke, NHL left wing (Ottawa Senators), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Teri Copley Arcadia CA, actress (Mickey-We've Got it Made), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Garry Daley keyboard (China Crisis-Christian), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Joey Meyer baseball player, is born.Ref: 5
1962*Robby Thompson W Palm Beach FL, infielder (San Fransisco Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Lisa M Nowak Washington DC, Lieutenant Commander USN/astronaut, is born.Ref: 5
1964*Dean Spriddle Plymouth England, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Oak Valley), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Jim Schreiner Kailua HI, kayak (alternate-Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Linda Evangelista St Catherines Canada, model (Elite), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Mike Butcher baseball player, is born.Ref: 5
1965*Rony Seikaly NBA center (Orlando Magic, Golden State Warriors), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Todd Kalis NFL guard (Cincinnati Bengals), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Jason Brooks actor: Days of Our Lives, Baywatch, is born.Ref: 4
1966*Jonathan Edwards Britain, triple jumper (Olympics-gold/silver-92, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Mikael Andersson Malmo Swe, NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Julie Smith Glendora CA, softball infielder (Olympics-gold-96), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Curtis Whitley NFL center (Panthers, Packers, Raiders), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Dennis Bergkamp Amsterdam Netherlands, soccer player (Ajax), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Judson Mills Purcellville VA, actor (Hutch-As The World Turns), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Martin Driever WLAF tight end (Rhein Fire), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Pete Schourek Austin TX, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Andre Stolz Brisbane Queensland, Australasia golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1971*Andrei Kravtsov Queensland Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Eric Stock soccer player (NEC), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Ronnie Dixon NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Akili Johnson NFL defensive back (Atlanta Falcons), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Emma Ridley Hanpstead England, actress (Return to Oz), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Farrell Duclair CFL fullback (Calgary Stampeders), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Jerome Williams NBA forward (Detroit Pistons), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Grant Williams NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawks), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Janet Reasons Port Orchard WA, Miss America-Washington (1997), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Adam Deadmarsh Trail British Columbia, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche, Olympics-98), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Amanda Borden Cincinnati OH, gymnast (World-silver-94, Olympics-gold-96), is born.Ref: 5
1991*Emily McEnroe daughter of Tatum O'Neal & John McEnroe, is born.Ref: 2
238*Gaius Julius Verus Maximinus the Thracian, Roman Emperor, murderedRef: 2
995*Boudouin, bishop of Utrecht, dies.Ref: 5
1566*Leonhard Fuchs German botanist, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1569*Juan the Avila Spanish minister/writer.Ref: 5
1637 Susanna van Baerle Dutch wife of Constantine Huygens, dies at 37.Ref: 5
1653 John Bicker ship builder/merchant/regent, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1696*Jean de La Bruyère French author, dies at 50.Ref: 5
1710*Georg Dietrich Leiding composer, dies at 46.Ref: 5
1760*Johann Christoph Graupner composer, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1764*Picander [Christian Henrici] German writer (Die Weiberprobe), dies.Ref: 5
1770*Charles Avison composer, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1774*Louis XV king of France (1715-74), dies at 64Ref: 2
1784*Antoine Court de Gébelin French vicar/writer, dies at 56.Ref: 5
1785*Etienne Joseph Floquet composer, dies at 36.Ref: 5
1789*Guillaume Gommaire Kennis composer, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1794*Elizabeth, the sister of King Louis XVI, is beheaded.Ref: 2
1798*George Vancouver British explorer, (Voyage of Discovery), dies at 40.Ref: 5
1807*Jean-Baptiste Rochambeau, French general; aided colonists in American Revolution, dies at age 81.Ref: 70
1818*Paul Revere silversmith, patriot: “The British are coming!”, member of Sons of Liberty and participant in Boston Tea Party; dies at age 83 in Boston. AlsoRef: 4
1820*Matthaus Stegmayer composer, dies at 49.Ref: 5
1826*Giuseppe Sigismondo composer, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1829*Thomas Young physicist/decipherer of Egyptian hierogolyphics, dies.Ref: 5
1833*François Andrieux French writer/politician, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1849*Katsushika Hokusai Japanese painter, dies at 89.Ref: 5
1849*20 die in Astor Place Theatre riot caused by William Macready's (Macbeth) anti-U.S. statements. (TWA, 1958)Ref: 95
1849*Pack destroys Astor Place opera house in NYC (22 killed).Ref: 5
1859*Johan archduke of Austria (Firechief & Housewife), dies.Ref: 5
1860*Theodore Parker, anti-slavery movement leader, dies.Ref: 2
1869*Wilhelm Bernard Molique composer, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1880*John Goss composer/organist, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1885*Edward Stephen composer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1885*-Ferdinand Hiller composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1897*William Thomas Best composer, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1904*Sir Henry Morton Stanley dies. He was the leader of the African expedition to find the missing missionary, David Livingstone.Ref: 68
1909*Johannes de Koo journalist/playwright, dies.Ref: 5
1910*William Huggins discoverer of stellar nature of Andromeda, diesRef: 2
1910*Stanislao Cannizzaro Italian chemist, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1915*Albert Weisgerber German painter/graphic artist, dies in battle.Ref: 5
1919*Race riot in Charleston SC, 2 blacks killedRef: 2
1920*John Wesley Hyatt inventor/plastics pioneer, dies.Ref: 5
1923*Vaslav Vorovsky Russian delegate, assassinated.Ref: 5
1924*Adolfo Albertazzi Italian writer (L'ave), dies at 58.Ref: 5
1926*Alton Parker, American politician; opposed Theodore Roosevelt in 1904, dies at age 73.Ref: 70
1930*Edward Stratemeyer, author, creator of the Hardy Boys, Rover Boys, Nancy Drew and the Bobbsey Twins, is born.Ref: 2
1937*Johannes Walter German geologist (Die Denudation in Wüste), dies.Ref: 5
1940*Euphemia "Phemia" Molkenboer Dutch author/poster artist, dies at 56.Ref: 5
1942*Joseph M Weber comedian/singer (Weber & Lewis Fields), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1942*Joe Weber, American comedian (Weber & Fields), dies at age 74.Ref: 70
1950*John G Fletcher US poet (Burning Mountain), dies.Ref: 5
1960*Juri Olescha writer, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1963*Eugene ‘Big Daddy’ Lipscomb football: Baltimore Colts DT; dies.Ref: 4
1964*Ignace Lilien composer, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1964*Carol Haney dancer: member of Jack Cole dance company, worked with Bob Fosse; in film: Pajama Game; dies at age 35.Ref: 4
1965 Hubertus J van Mook Dutch minister of Colonization (1942-45), dies at 70.Ref: 5
1968*Philippa Bevans dies at 55.Ref: 5
1968*Scotty Beckett dies at 38.Ref: 5
1971*Mihail Jora composer, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1971*Shukichi Mitsukuri composer, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1972*Overloaded South Korean bus plunges into reservoir, killing 77Ref: 2
1973*Jack E Leonard Chicago IL, comedian, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1973*Bruce Lee 1973Ref: 10
1973*Loren Tindall dies of heart attack at 51.Ref: 5
1976*George Curzon dies at 77.Ref: 5
1977*Actress Joan Crawford (Lucille Fay LeSueur) dies at age 69.Ref: 68
1979 John Cameron Andrieu Bingham Morton satirist (Beachcomber), dies.Ref: 5
1979*Louis Paul Boon Flemish writer (Eros & the Lonely Man), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1982*Jean C M Picart le Doux French designer, dies.Ref: 5
1982*Peter Weiss German playwright (Marat-Sade), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1983*John P Strijbos writer (Called that Bird), dies at 92.Ref: 5
1984 Joaquin Agostinho Portuguese cyclist, dies at 41.Ref: 5
1984*Robert Moore actor (Marshall-Diana), dies at 56.Ref: 5
1990*Susan Oliver actress (Disorderly Orderly), dies of cancer at 61.Ref: 5
1990*Walker Percy physician/novelist (Lancelot), dies of cancer at 73.Ref: 5
1991*Armand Boni [Armand the Good], Flemish poet/writer, dies.Ref: 5
1992*Sylvia Syms singer: ‘world’s greatest saloon singer’; dies at age 74.Ref: 4
1992*John Lund actor: My Friend Irma, The Wackiest Ship in the Army; dies at age 81.Ref: 4
1992*Joan Merrill vocalist, dies of a stroke at 74.Ref: 5
1992*Liesbeth Saijers sculptor, dies.Ref: 5
1993*Largest factory fire in history kills 200 injures 500 in Bangkok, Thailand doll factory. (TWA, 1998)Ref: 95
1994*Lucebert [J Swaanswijk] poet/cartoonist (PC Hooft 1967), dies at 69.Ref: 5
1994*Phyllis Flowerdew school Reading text author, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1994*The state of Illinois executed convicted serial killer John Wayne Gacy, 52, for the murders of 33 young men and boys.Ref: 70
1995*In South Africa, 104 miners are killed in an elevator accidentRef: 2
1995*Harold Berens comedian, dies at 92.Ref: 5
1995*Hilde Jarecki educationist, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1995*Jimmy Raney jazz guitarist, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1996*Two Marine helicopters collided in the dark and crashed in a swamp at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, during a US-British training exercise, killing 14 people.Ref: 5
1996*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; dies.Ref: 4
1997*Joanie Weston roller derby queen (Bay Bombers), dies at 61Ref: 5
1997*An earthquake in northeastern Iran killed at least 2,400 people.Ref: 70
1998*Ron Ridenhour (the man who first wrote about My Lai) dies of an apparent heart attack while playing handball.Ref: 43
1998*(My Lai) Ron Ridenhour dies of an apparent heart attack while playing handball.Ref: 87
2000*Actor Craig Stevens, who'd starred in the 1950's TV series "Peter Gunn," died in Los Angeles at age 81. (TWA, 2001)Ref: 95

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