Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
May 21st

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143 Earliest known date in America-pre Mayan king Harvest-Bergvorst installed.Ref: 5
996*Sixteen year old Otto III is crowned the Roman Emperor.Ref: 2
996*Pope Gregory V crowns his cousin Otto III German emperor.Ref: 5
1040*King Henry III gives Utrecht the Groninger currency.Ref: 5
1424*James I and Joan, are crowned King and Queen of Scotland at Scone Abbey by Henry de Wardlaw. James had been held captive in England since his infancy and thus it was a full 18 years from the time he was declared king until he was crowned, the longest such period.Ref: 16
1471*King Edward IV enters London.Ref: 5
1526*Sermon of Bathe, Aargau: TC evangelical theology.Ref: 5
1536*The General Assembly of Geneva, Switzerland officially embraced Protestantism by accepting the evangelical faith of the Swiss reformers.Ref: 5
1553*English Lady Jane Grey forced to marry Lord Guildford Dudley.Ref: 5
1620*Present-day Martha's Vineyard is first sighted by Captain Bartholomew Gosnold.Ref: 2
1674*General John Sobieski chosen King of Poland.Ref: 5
1683 West Indian Company sells 1/3 of Suriname.Ref: 5
1692*(Salem Witch Trials) An arrest warrant is issued for John and Elizabeth Proctor's daughter, Sarah.Ref: 21
1790*Paris is divided into 48 zones.Ref: 2
1793 Curaçao Island Council forbids criticism on House of Orange.Ref: 5
1819*The first bicycles in the United States were called swift walkers and were seen for the first time on the streets of NY City on this day.Ref: 4
1825*Prince Willem FK marries Louise AWA of Prussia.Ref: 5
1832*First Democratic convention in Baltimore nominates Andrew Jackson/Martin van Buren.Ref: 5
1840*New Zealand was declared a British colony.Ref: 5
1846*The first steamship arrives in Hawaii.Ref: 5
1856*Lawrence KS captured, sacked by pro-slavery forces.Ref: 5
1863*First general conference of Seventh Day Adventists in Washington Center, NH.Ref: 10
1864*Belgian missionary priest Father Damien, 24, was ordained on the Island of Hawaii. Born Joseph de Veuster, the Picpus Father began a work among the lepers on the island of Molokai in 1873. Contracting the disease in 1884, Father Damien succumbed to it five years later.Ref: 5
1881*American Red Cross organized by Clara Barton in Washington, D.C.Ref: 5
1898*US Assay Office in Seattle WA authorized.Ref: 5
1901*Connecticut enacts first speed limit law-12 miles per hour in country, 8 in city.Ref: 10
1914*Greyhound Bus Company begins in Minnesota.Ref: 5
1918*House of Representatives passes amendment allowing women to vote.Ref: 5
1922*Pulitzer prize awarded to Eugene O'Neill (Anna Christie).Ref: 5
1925*Canadians allow to beer sales.Ref: 5
1925*George Lloyd of Dolobran becomes British High Director of Egypt.Ref: 5
1927*Charles A. Lindbergh arrived to a hero’s welcome in Paris, in his spindly monoplane, The Spirit of St. Louis (the famous plane is now displayed in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC). Lindbergh’s flight marked the first time that a person had flown across the Atlantic Ocean. The event got more press coverage than any other single even in history to that time. In American newspapers alone, it was estimated that some 27,000 columns of words were used to describe Lindbergh’s epic journey. A depiction of that famous flight was portrayed by one of America’s great motion picture actors, Jimmy Stewart, in the film, The Spirit of St. Louis. Upon his return to American soil, Lucky Lindy was given another hero’s welcome.Ref: 4
1931*Belgian Government of Jaspar falls.Ref: 5
1933*Mount Davidson Cross lit by FDR via telegraph.Ref: 5
1935*Nazis ban Jews from serving in the military.Ref: 35
1940*AVRO-chairman Willem Vogt fires all Jewish employees.Ref: 5
1940*Reynaud forms French Government.Ref: 5
1952*Dutch Queen Juliana opens Amsterdam-Rhine Canal.Ref: 5
1953*French Government of Mayer resigns.Ref: 5
1954*Amendment to give 18-year-olds right to vote is defeated.Ref: 5
1956*Jordan government of Said el-Mufti forms.Ref: 5
1957*French Government of Mollet resigns.Ref: 5
1958*US performs nuclear test at Bikini Island (atmospheric tests).Ref: 5
1961*Governor Patterson declares martial law in Montgomery AL.Ref: 2
1964*First nuclear-powered lighthouse begins operations (Chesapeake Bay).Ref: 5
1968*USSR performs nuclear test (underground).Ref: 5
1969*Robert Kennedy's murderer Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death.Ref: 5
1970*The U.S. National Guard mobilizes to quell disturbances at Ohio State University.Ref: 2
1970*USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR.Ref: 5
1971*National Guard mobilized to quell riot in Chattanooga TN.Ref: 5
1972*Michelangelo's sculpture ‘Pieta' victim of knife attack severing arm by mad Hungarian Lazlo Toth.Ref: 10
1975*Lowell W Perry confirmed as chairman of the Equal Opportunity Commission.Ref: 5
1975 Trial against Baader-Meinhof-group begins in Stuttgart.Ref: 5
1978*118 Unification church couples wed in England.Ref: 5
1978*Yamada Mumon Roshi appointed head of Zen Rinzai Sect.Ref: 5
1979 National Volksraad installed in Namibia.Ref: 5
1979*Former San Francisco City Supervisor Dan White was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the deaths of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk.Ref: 70
1980*Ensign Jean Marie Butler became the first woman to graduate from a US service academy as she accepted her degree and commission from the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.Ref: 5
1981*François Mitterrand becomes President of France.Ref: 5
1981*Kim Seelbrede, (Ohio), crowned 30th Miss USA.Ref: 5
1986*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1987*Xignals PC Board BBS begins in Alabama.Ref: 5
1988*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1990*Dow Jones average hits a record 2,844.68.Ref: 5
1991*Ethiopia's Marxist president (Mengistu Haile Mariam) resigned and fled into exile as rebels continued to advance.Ref: 5
1991*Microsoft Announces Visual BASIC at Windows World '91. 
1992*China People's Republic performs nuclear test at Lop Nor People's Rebublic of China.Ref: 5
1992*New Jersey senate overrides Governor Florio's veto & lowers sales tax to 6%.Ref: 5
1993*Dayanara Torres, 18, of Puerto Rico, crowned 42nd Miss Universe.Ref: 5
1993 Opposition leader Xanana Gusmao of East-Timor sentenced to life.Ref: 5
1993*Venezuela president Carlos Andrés Pérez fired.Ref: 5
1994 Burger King spokesman Dan Cortese (26) weds Dee Dee Hemby (26).Ref: 5
1994*South Yemen secedes from Yemen.Ref: 5
1994*Sushmita Sen, 18, of India, crowned 43rd Miss Universe.Ref: 5
1996*Blackout in many areas of Queens NY.Ref: 5
1997*Prosecutors at the Oklahoma City trial of Timothy McVeigh rest their case. (XDG, p 4A, 5/21/2002)Ref: 83
1998*St. Charles, MO. Three sixth-grade boys had a "hit list" and were plotting to kill fellow classmates on the last day of school in a sniper attack during a false fire alarm, police say. Ref 
1998*Houston, TX. A 15-year-old girl is shot and wounded at a suburban high school when a gun in the backpack of a 17-year-old classmate goes off in a biology class. The boy is charged with a third-degree felony for taking a gun to school. Ref 
2003*The Florida 3rd District Court of Appeals throws out a $145B verdict against the tobacco industry saying the case should not have been tried as a class action suit. (USA Today, p 4A, 5/22/2003)Ref: 13
2003*A bomb explodes in an empty classroom at Yale University Law School. There are no injuries. (USA Today, p 4A, 5/22/2003)Ref: 13
2003*Christie Whitman resigned as Environmental Protection Agency administrator.Ref: 70
1502*Uninhabited St. Helena Island discovered by Portuguese navigator Admiral Joao da NovaRef: 5
1602*Martha's Vineyard first sighted (Captain Bartholomew Gosnold).Ref: 5
1897*Yerkes Observatory 40" (1 meter) refractor used for first time.Ref: 5
1906*Louis H. Perlman of NY City received his patent for the demountable tire-carrying rim -- similar to the ones we use on our cars, only wider.Ref: 4
1908*Glenn Curtiss makes his first flight on his 30th birthday in "White Wing", a design of the Aerial Experiment Association, a group led by Alexander Graham Bell. White Wing was the first plane in America to be controlled by ailerons instead of the wing-warping used by the Wrights. It was also the first plane on wheels this side of the Atlantic. 
1925*Roald Amundsun leaves Spitsbergen with 2 seaplanes to North Pole.Ref: 5
1929*The first automatic electric stock quotation board was put into operation by Sutro and Company of New York City.Ref: 4
1934*Oskaloosa IA, becomes first US city to fingerprint its citizens.Ref: 5
1955*First transcontinental round-trip solo flight-sunrise to sunset.Ref: 5
1956*The United States exploded the first airborne hydrogen bomb over Bikini Atoll in the Pacific.Ref: 70
1983*Challenger moves to Vandenberg Air Force Base, for mating for STS-7 mission.Ref: 5
1997*The space shuttle Atlantis undocked from the Russian Mir space station. (XDG, p 4A, 5/21/2002)Ref: 83
2002*The Spirit of St Louis, an exact replica of Charles Lindbergh's famous airplane, is delivered to the Air Force Museum in Dayton Ohio, with a brief stopover at the Greene County Airport. (XDG, p 1A, 5/22/2002)Ref: 83
685 Battle at Nechtansmere: Picten beat Northumbrians.Ref: 5
1216*Prince Louis of France lands in England to claim the English Throne.Ref: 5
1420*Treaty of Troyes-French King Charles VI gives France to English in an unsuccessful attempt to end the Hundred Years War.Ref: 5
1809*Battle at Aspern-Essling: Austrian arch duke Karl beats Napoleon.Ref: 5
1863*The siege of the Confederate Port Hudson, Louisiana, begins.Ref: 2
1864*Gen David Hunter takes command of Department of West Virginia.Ref: 5
1871*French regular troops attack Commune of Paris; 17,000 die.Ref: 5
1879 Battle of Iquiquw.Ref: 5
1916*Britain begins "Summer Time" (Daylight Savings Time).Ref: 5
1917*Leo Pinckney is the first American drafted during WWI.Ref: 5
1940*British forces attack German General Rommel's 7th Panzer Division at Arras, slowing his blitzkrieg of France.Ref: 2
1940*Allied counter attack at Atrecht North-France.Ref: 5
1941*The first U.S. ship, the S.S. Robin Moor, is sunk by a U-boat.Ref: 2
1941*German airforce occupies airport at Maleme Kreta.Ref: 5
1941*Singer Johan Heesters visits Dachau concentration camp.Ref: 5
1942*Submarine U-69 torpedoes and sinks Canadian merchant ship Torondoc off Martinique in the Caribbean. 21 die. Submarine U-558 torpedoes and sinks Canadian merchant ship Troisdoc off Jamaica in the Caribbean. 
1942*Great-Britain convoy PQ16 departs to Russia.Ref: 5
1944*Hitler begins attack on English/US "terror pilots".Ref: 5
1945*Heinrich Himmler, disguised as a Wehrmacht private, surrenders to a British sentry at a bridge in the German countryside.Ref: 5
1950*Vietnamese troops of Ho Chi-Minh attack Cambodia.Ref: 5
1951*The U.S. Eighth Army counterattacks to drive the Communist Chinese and North Koreans out of South Korea.Ref: 2
1958 Indonesian paratroopers reconquers Morotai Island.Ref: 5
1964*US begin intelligence flights above Laos.Ref: 5
1982*British troops lands on Falkland Islands.Ref: 5
1987 Military coup in Fiji Islands under Lieutenant Colonel Sitivani Rabuka.Ref: 5
1878*4th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Carter aboard Day Star wins in 2:37¼.Ref: 5
1881*The United States National Lawn Tennis Association was formed in New York City.Ref: 4
1886*14th Preakness: S Fisher aboard Bard wins in 2:45.Ref: 5
1891*Peter Jackson and Jim Corbett fought to a draw in San Francisco, CA in an unprecedented 61 rounds!Ref: 4
1904*Federation Internationale de Football Association (Soccer) forms in Paris France.Ref: 5
1907*After the Giants lose to the Cubs, 3-0 and drop out of first place, players need to form a protective ring around umpires Hank O'Day and Bob Emslie and Pinkerton guards fire shots in the air trying to disperse unruly Polo Ground fans who have spilled onto the field.Ref: 1
1907*32nd Preakness: G Mountain aboard Don Enrique wins in 1:45.4.Ref: 5
1908*Bill Burns has no-hitter broken up with 2 outs in 9th.Ref: 5
1914*39th Preakness: Andy Schuttinger aboard Holiday wins in 1:53.8.Ref: 5
1919*The Giants deal Jim Thorpe to Braves for the waiver price of $1,500. The olympic star will play only 60 games in Boston and will finish his six-year major league career with a lifetime .252 averageRef: 1
1922*Col. Ruppert buys out Col. Huston's share of the NY Yankees for $1,500,000Ref: 86
1925*Tigers and Senators tie a nine inning major league record combining for nine double plays.Ref: 1
1926*White Sox Earl Sheely hits a record 6th consecutive double.Ref: 5
1927*For the second consecutive day, an umpire at Ebbets Field is the target of fan abuse. Arbitrator Frank Wilson needs a police escort after the Robins drop a twin bill to Cubs.Ref: 1
1930*Thirty-five year-old Babe Ruth enjoys his first three HR performance in a regular season game, but the Yankees lose 15-7 to the A's at Shibe Park.Ref: 1
1930*Max Bishop draws 8 walks in a doubleheader.Ref: 5
1932 First Curtis Cup: US, 5½-3½.Ref: 5
1943*The White Sox defeat the Senators, 1-0, in 89 minutes making the contest the fastest nine-inning game in AL history.Ref: 1
1947*Joe DiMaggio and five other Yankees are slapped with $100 fines for not fulfilling contract requirements to do promotional duties for the Bronx Bombers.Ref: 1
1948*Les Layton of the New York Giants hits a home run in his first major league at bat.Ref: 12
1948*Joe DiMaggio hits for the cycle as he delivers two home runs, a triple, double and single helping the Yankees beat the White Sox, 13-2.Ref: 1
1952*Dodgers score a major league record fifteen first inning runs enroute to a 19-1 victory over the Reds at Ebbets Field. After retiring the first batter, the next 19 Brooklyn batters reached base (10 hits, 7 BB & 2 HBP); Captain Pee Wee Reese reaches first base three times in the inning.Ref: 1
1957*Reaffirming their decision to bar females from the Fenway Park's male-only press box, Boston baseball writers deny a seat to Doris O'Donnell, a feature writer following the Indians.Ref: 1
1959*Commissioner Ford Frick predicts the formation of a new league within five years.Ref: 1
1959*Despite growing pressure to expand, major league owners, at a meeting at John Galbreath's farm in Ohio, decline the option to add new teams to the existing American and National Leagues. Given there are no plans for expansion, Commissioner Ford Frick will announce at a later date that MLB will "favorably consider an application for major league status within the present baseball structure by an acceptable group of eight clubs which would qualify under ten specifications."Ref: 1
1960*86th Preakness: Bobby Ussery aboard Bally Ache wins in 1:57.6.Ref: 5
1962*3 more Cleveland homeruns set American League record for most homeruns (26) over 8 games.Ref: 5
1966*Mohammed Ali KOs Henry Cooper in the 6th round in London, England to retain the Heavyweight Boxing title.Ref: 96
1966*92nd Preakness: Don Brumfield aboard Kauai King wins in 1:55.4.Ref: 5
1967*Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open.Ref: 5
1968*Cubs Billy Williams sets outfielder record of 695 straight games.Ref: 5
1969*After 9,015 at bats Hank Aaron is lifted for a pinch hitter, Mike Lum, who doubled in a 15-3 victory over the New York Mets.Ref: 5
1972*Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational.Ref: 5
1975*Met infielder Joe Torre becomes the first player in National League history to hit into four double plays in one day.Ref: 1
1977*103rd Preakness: Jean Cruguet aboard Seattle Slew (undefeated) wins in 1:54.4.Ref: 5
1977*San Diego Padres beat Montréal Expos, 11-8, in 21 innings.Ref: 5
1978*Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1979*Stanley Cup: Montréal Canadiens beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 1.Ref: 5
1981*Stanley Cup: New York Islanders beat Minnesota North Stars, 4 games to 1.Ref: 5
1983*109th Preakness: Donald Miller Jr on Deputed Testamony wins in 1:55.4.Ref: 5
1986*Rafael Ramirez doubles four times in seven at-bats in Braves' 13-inning victory over the Cubs, 9-8.Ref: 1
1988*114th Preakness: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard Risen Star wins in 1:56.2.Ref: 5
1989*35th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez (her 3rd LPGA championship).Ref: 5
1992*Manager Buck Rodgers and 11 others are injured when the Angels' team bus goes out of control and crashes into trees on the New Jersey Turnpike.Ref: 1
1994*120th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Tabasco Cat wins in 1:56.4.Ref: 5
1994*Reds bat out of order against Dodgers in 2nd inning.Ref: 5
1995*Chris Johnson wins Star Bank LPGA Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1996*In a 12-10 defeat of the Pirates, Larry Walker sets a Rockie club record with 13 total bases. The right fielder drives in a six runs with a pair of two-run homers, a triple and a double.Ref: 1
1996*Ken Griffey Jr, 26, is 8th youngest to hits 200 homeruns.Ref: 5
1996*Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens beats Yankees for his 200th win.Ref: 5
2000*Major League Baseball has its first six grand-slam day less than one year after establishing the mark with 5. Angel Garret Anderson, Giant J.T. Snow, Phillie Brian Hunter, A's Jason Giambi and Dodgers Adrian Beltre and Shawn Green all contributed to the record. The NL also set a record with four of the six base-loaded homers.Ref: 1
1634 First production of Oberammergau Passion Play in Bavaria.Ref: 10
1739*Methodist hymnwriter Charles Wesley, 31, on the first anniversary of his religious conversion, penned the hymn, "O For a Thousand Tongues".Ref: 5
1892*Ruggiero Leoncavallo's opera "I Pagliacci" premieres in Milan.Ref: 5
1908 First horror movie (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde) premieres in Chicago.Ref: 5
1921 Oldest radio station west of Mississippi River licensed in Greeley CO.Ref: 5
1922*The cartoon, On the Road to Moscow, by Rollin Kirby, won a Pulitzer Prize. It was the first cartoon awarded the Pulitzer.Ref: 4
1929*Sergei Prokoviev's ballet "Prodigal Son" premieres in Paris France.Ref: 5
1940*Will Bradley and his orchestra recorded one of the best of the Big Band era. Ray McKinley played drums and did the vocal for the boogie-woogie tune, Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar. The song, on Columbia Records, was so long it took up both sides of the 78 rpm platter.Ref: 4
1945*Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart were married. Legend has it that the couple fell in love in 1943 during making of the film, To Have and Have Not. Theirs would become one of Hollywood’s most enduring marriages.Ref: 4
1955*"House of Flowers" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 165 performances.Ref: 5
1959*Ethel Merman played the lead role in the musical, Gypsy, which opened at the Broadway Theatre in New York City. The popular show ran for 702 performances. It was based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous burlesque queen.Ref: 4
1959*Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Children's Petting Farm opens.Ref: 5
1966*"Time for Singing" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 41 performances.Ref: 5
1966*"Downtown" by Mrs Miller hits #82.Ref: 5
1966*"Louie Louie" by The Kingsmen reentered the chart & hits #97.Ref: 5
1967*"Sing, Israel Sing" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 14 performances.Ref: 5
1968*Paul McCartney & Jane Asher attend an Andy Williams concert.Ref: 5
1972*"Heathen!" opens & closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 1 performance.Ref: 5
1972*"Lost in the Stars" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 39 performances.Ref: 5
1973*The sensual Pillow Talk, by Sylvia (Sylvia Vanderpool), earned a gold record. The artist first recorded with Hot Lips Page for Columbia Records back in 1950 and was known as Little Sylvia. She was half of the singing duo Mickey & Sylvia, who recorded Love is Strange in 1957. Pillow Talk was her only major solo hit and made it to number three on the pop music charts.Ref: 4
1977*"Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 167 performances.Ref: 5
1977*Albert Innaurato's "Gemini" premieres in NYC.Ref: 5
1979*Elton John becomes first western rocker to perform live in the USSR.Ref: 5
1980 "Empire Strikes Back" premeires.Ref: 5
1983*David Bowie's "Let's Dance" single goes #1.Ref: 5
1983*"Bang The Drum All Day" by Todd Rundgren hits #63.Ref: 5
1985*Marvin Gaye’s last album was released. Dream of a Lifetime featured songs that critics considered too offensive, such as the controversial, pop version of The Lord’s Prayer. Three of the songs from the album were completed after Gaye’s death. Marvin Gaye was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.Ref: 4
1988*Jane Powell weds Dickie Moore.Ref: 5
1988*"Da'Butt" by EU hits #35.Ref: 5
1988*"Fat" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #99.Ref: 5
1990*Last episode of "Newhart" airs on CBS-TV; It was all a dream.Ref: 5
1994*"Best Little Whorehouse" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 16 performances.Ref: 5
1994*Country singer Trisha Yearwood (29) weds Robert Reynolds (32).Ref: 5
1997*Emmy 24th Daytime Award presentation Susan Lucci loses for 17th timeRef: 5
1999*Susan Lucci, star of the ABC soap opera "All My Children," won a Daytime Emmy Award for best actress for the first time in the 19th straight year she was nominated.Ref: 70
2003*Ruben Studdard wins the American Idol crown over Clay Aiken by 1335 votes in over 24M cast. (USA Today, p 1D, 5/22/2003)Ref: 13
-427*-BC- Plato (Aristocles), Greek philosopher, is born in Athens Greece.Ref: 68
1527*Philip II King of Spain (1556-98) & Portugal (1580-98), is born.Ref: 5
1633*Joseph de La Barre composer, is born.Ref: 5
1671*Azzolino Bernardino Della Ciaia composer, is born.Ref: 5
1680*Frederich Karl Erbach composer, is born.Ref: 5
1688*Alexander Pope poet: the Pastorals, An Essay on Criticism, The Rape of the Lock, The Art of Sinking in Poetry, The Dunciad, An Essay on Man, is born.Ref: 4
1720*Antonio Corbisiero composer, is born.Ref: 5
1722*Wilhelm Gottfried Enderle composer, is born.Ref: 5
1775*Lucien Bonaparte prince of Canino/Musignano, is born.Ref: 5
1780*Elizabeth Fry, Quaker minister/prison reformer/nurse, is born.Ref: 5
1796*Reverdy Johnson representative (Union), died in 1876, is born.Ref: 5
1808*Gérard de Nerval [Labrunie] French poet/writer (Sylvia), is born.Ref: 5
1815*Edwin Christy, American minstrel show performer, is born.Ref: 70
1821 John F Loudon Dutch entrepreneur/colonial director, is born.Ref: 5
1822*Dabney Herndon Maury Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1900, is born.Ref: 5
1822*Mosby Monroe Parsons Brigadier General (Confederate Army) died in 1865, is born.Ref: 5
1825*George Lafayette Beal Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), is born.Ref: 5
1826*Danillo II ruler of Montenegro, is born.Ref: 5
1834*Charles-Albert Gobat Switzerland, politician/lawyer/author (Nobel 1902), is born.Ref: 5
1835*Newton Martin Curtis Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), is born.Ref: 5
1841*Joseph Parry composer, is born.Ref: 5
1843*Louis Renault French lawyer, is born.Ref: 5
1844*Henri Julien Felix Rousseau French ambassador/painter (The Dream), is born.Ref: 69
1850*Gustav Lindenthal, Austrian-born American civil engineer; designed the Hell Gate Bridge, is born.Ref: 70
1855*Emile A G Verhaeren Belgian poet/writer (Les Flammes Hautes), is born.Ref: 5
1856*Grace Hoadley Dodge, philanthropist, helped organize the YWCA, is born.Ref: 2
1858 José Battle Ordonez Uruguay, politician, is born.Ref: 5
1860*Willam Einthoven, Dutch physiologist and developer of the electrocardiograph; won Nobel Prize (1924), is born.Ref: 68
1865*C J Thomsen Denmark, archaeologist, named Stone/Iron/Bronze Ages, is born.Ref: 5
1867*Marie Joseph Leon Desire Paque composer, is born.Ref: 5
1867*Frances Densmore, ethnomusicologist, is born.Ref: 2
1872*Henry Warren Boston MA, inventor (Telechon electric clock), is born.Ref: 5
1873*Emil Ermatinger Switzerland, literature historian, is born.Ref: 5
1873 Everard Verachtert Flemish translator (I speak beschaafd Dutch), is born.Ref: 5
1878*Glenn Hammond Curtis is born. Ref 
1878 Louis L H de Visser Dutch MP (CPN), is born.Ref: 5
1880*Pablo Luna y Carne composer, is born.Ref: 5
1882*Georgine M "May" Basting actress (Hostage Rights of Aemstel), is born.Ref: 5
1887*Mabel Taliaferro New York NY, actress (Sentimental Tommy, My Love Come Back), is born.Ref: 5
1888*May Aufderheide composer, is born.Ref: 5
1890*Albert van Raalte conductor (AVRO-orchestra), is born.Ref: 5
1892*John Peale Bishop US poet (This Side of Paradise), is born.Ref: 5
1893*Simon Delmonte actor/director (Boemeladvocaat), is born.Ref: 5
1898*Armand Hammer industrialist: Occidental Petroleum Co.; physician: donated millions to aid cancer research is born in New York City.Ref: 4
1898*Charles Hába Czechoslovakia, violinist/composer, is born.Ref: 5
1899*Ilse Lagner writer, is born.Ref: 5
1899*Ralph Sanford Springfield MA, actor (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp)Ref: 5
1901*Horace Heidt Alameda CA, orchestra leader (Swift Show Wagon), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Suzanne Lilar [Verbist], France/Belgian writer (Le burlador), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Marcel Breuer, Hungarian-born architect, is born.Ref: 2
1903*Ali Sastroamidjojo Indonesian attorney/minister/premier (1953..7), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Manly Wade Wellman Angola, sci-fi author (After Dark, Devil's Planet), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Pedro Aramburu President of Argentina, is born.Ref: 5
1904*Robert Montgomery (Henry Montgomery Jr.) actor: Private Lives, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Here Comes Mr. Jordan; director: Eye Witness, Lady in the Lake, The Gallant Hours; host: Robert Montgomery Presents is born in Beacon NY.Ref: 4
1904*Fats [Thomas Wright] Waller New York NY, jazz singer/composer (Ain't Misbehavin'), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Edward Lockspeiser composer, is born.Ref: 5
1906*Helen Willis Moody Roark tennis player (US Open 1923-25, 27-29, 31), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Actor Don Ameche is born.Ref: 24
1909*Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel kindergarten art teacher: her work was inspiration for the famous Hummel figurines, is born.Ref: 4
1909 Guy de Rothschild French banker, is born.Ref: 5
1911 André Renard Belgian worker's union leader (Syndical Unifié)[or 5/25], is born.Ref: 5
1916*Harold Robbins (Francis Kane) writer: The Carpetbaggers, The Piranhas, Stiletto, The Dream Merchants, The Betsy; is born in New York City.Ref: 4
1916*Joseph Janni producer, is born.Ref: 5
1916*Leonard Manasseh architect, is born.Ref: 5
1917*Raymond (William Stacy) Burr actor: Perry Mason, Ironside, Rear Window, A Place in the Sun, The Defense Never Rests, Godzilla, is born in New Westminster, British Columbia Canada.Ref: 4
1917*Dennis Day New York NY, Irish tenor/comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy), is born.Ref: 5
1917 Heather Swift local councillor, is born.Ref: 5
1917*Jean-Louis Curtis French writer (Just Causes), is born.Ref: 5
1917 Ronald John Bilsland Colville businessman, is born.Ref: 5
1918*Leonard Mullens rubber physicist, is born.Ref: 5
1919*Lord Maxwell senator/professor (college of Justice Scotland), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Mark Wood bishop (Ludlow), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Anthony (Maitland) Steel, London, actor (Malta Story, Wooden Horse), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Andrei Sakharov physicist: produced first Soviet atomic bomb, also hydrogen bomb; human rights activist (Nobel '75): formulated concepts of perestroika and glasnost, is born.Ref: 4
1923*Ara Parseghian, College Football Hall of Famer: head coach: Notre Dame, Northwestern, Miami; TV sports commentator; chairman of Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation, is born.Ref: 4
1923*Bettye Danoff LPGA golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Doris Mae Akers gospel singer/songwriter, is born.Ref: 5
1924*Ed (Edward Raymond) Fitz Gerald baseball: catcher: Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Nationals, Washington Senators, Cleveland Indians, is born.Ref: 4
1924*Peggy (Mary Margaret) Cass, Boston MA, actress/TV panelist (To Tell the Truth, Mame), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Robert Parris Philadelphia PA, composer (Book of Imaginary Beings), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Peggy Cass, actress, is born.Ref: 68
1926*Dan Perlsweig horse trainer, is born.Ref: 5
1926*Joseph Horovitz composer, is born.Ref: 5
1926*Rick Jason New York NY, actor (Day of the Wolves, Eagles Attack at Dawn), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Robert Creeley Massachusetts, poet/novelist (The Island), is born.Ref: 5
1927 George Levy antique dealer/heritage campaigner, is born.Ref: 5
1927*Kay Kendall Yorkshire England, actress (Genevieve, Les Girls), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Charles Wadsworth Barnesville GA, pianist (Lincoln Center), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Robert Welch designer/silversmith (Robert Welch flatware), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Tommy Bryant jazz/studio musician: bassist: played w/Dizzy Gillespie, Jo Jones, Sonny Rollins, Benny Golson; [brother of Ray Bryant], is born.Ref: 4
1930*David Smith principal/vice chancellor (Edinburgh University), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Malcolm Fraser PM of Australia (Liberal, 1975-83), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Stanley Wells director (Shakespeare Institute University of Birmingham), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Desmond Wilcox broadcaster, is born.Ref: 5
1931*George Vassiliou President of Cyprus (1988-93), is born.Ref: 5
1932*G Wohmann writer, is born.Ref: 5
1932*John Armitage principal (College of St Hilda & St Bede Durham), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Robert Sherlaw Johnson composer, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Barry Norman Britain, film critic (The Film Greats), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Richard Libertini Cambridge MA, actor (Soap, Ghost), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Phillip King British sculptor, is born.Ref: 5
1935*Terry Lightfoot clarinetist/bandleader (New Orleans Jazzmen), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Ama Samy Burma, Jesuit priest/Zen teacher/disciple of Yamada Koun, is born.Ref: 5
1936 Dipak Nandy founder (Runnymead Trust), is born.Ref: 5
1938*David Groh Brooklyn NY, actor (Joe-Rhoda, Don-Another Day), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Urs Widmer writer, is born.Ref: 5
1939*Heinz Holliger musician: oboe virtuoso, composer, conductor: Siebensgesang for oboe voices and orchestra, is born.Ref: 4
1941*Rhythm-and-blues singer Ron Isley (The Isley Brothers) is born in Cincinnati OH.Ref: 99
1941*David Groh actor: General Hospital, Rhoda, Hot Shot, Broken Vows, Illegal in Blue, is born.Ref: 4
1941*Anatoli Semyonovich Levchenko USSR, cosmonaut (TM-4), is born.Ref: 5
1942*David Hunt Wales Secretary of state, is born.Ref: 5
1942*Robert C Springer St Louis, Colonel USMC/astronaut (STS-29, STS-38), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Hilton Valentine rock guitarist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Marcie Blane singer: Bobby’s Girl, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Janet Dailey novelist: The Glory Game, Silver Wings, Santiago Blue, The Pride of Hanna Wade, Calder Saga, Notorious, The Rogue, Rivals, Tangled Vines, The Keeper, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Manual Pina fashion designer, is born.Ref: 5
1944*Mike Degett horse trainer, is born.Ref: 5
1944*Mary Bourke Robinson, first woman president of Ireland (1990-1997), is born.Ref: 2
1945*Richard Hatch actor: Battlestar Galactica, Ghetto Blaster, Party Line, Delta Force, Commando 2; radio host: Love on the Edge, is born.Ref: 68
1945*Ernst Willi Messerschmid Reutlingen Germany, astronaut (STS 22), is born.Ref: 5
1946*David Hill Australian TV-reporter/owner (Fox Sports), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Ronald Bear actor/director (Havana, Make-up), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Bill Champlin Oakland CA, rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1947*Dorothy Germain LPGA golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1947*Richard Hatch Santa Monica CA, actor (Battlestar Galactica), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Carol Potter actress (Beverly Hills 90210), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Leo [Gerard] Sayer Shoreham-on-Sea England, singer (When I Need You), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Andrew Nell editor (Sunday Times), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Arno Hintjens Belgian singer (T C Matic), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Rosalind Plowright British soprano (Aida, Senta), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Roger Hodgson London, rocker (Supertramp-The Logical Song), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Al Franken comedian/writer/actor (Saturday Night Live, Stuart Saves His Family), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Actor Mr. T (Lawrence Tureaud) is born.Ref: 4
1952*Mr. T (Lawrence Tureaud) actor: The A-Team, Rocky III, The Magic of the Golden Bear: Goldy 3, Spy Hard, Inspector Gadget, is born in Chicago IL.Ref: 4
1954*Bill Abbott Sarnia Ontario, yachter (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Marina Langner Dusseldorf Germany, Miss World runner-up (1975), is born.Ref: 5
1955*John Glavin rock keyboardist (Molly Hatchet, is born.Ref: 5
1955*Stan Lynch Gainesville FL, rock drummer (Tommy Petty & Heartbreakers), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Judge Reinhold (Edward Ernest Reinhold Jr.) actor: The Wharf Rat, The Right to Remain Silent, Beverly Hills Cop series, Baby on Board, Ruthless People, Gremlins, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Stripes, is born.Ref: 4
1956*Joanna M C "Annemarie" Henselmans singer/cabaretière (School Desk), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Judge Reinhold Wilmington DE, actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Sue Woodstra Colton CA, volleyball player (Olympics-silver-1984), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Mike Barson rock keyboardist (Madness), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Nick Cassavetés actor (Rosemary's Baby, Quiet Cool), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Kent (Alan) Hrbek baseball: Minnesota Twins [all-star: 1982/World Series: 1987, 1991], is born.Ref: 4
1960*Mark Kevin Carnevale Annapolis MD, PGA golfer (1992 Chattanooga), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Tim Lever keyboard/sax (Dead or Alive-You Spin Me Round), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Yelena Vodorezova USSR, figure skater (Olympics-1976), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Annabel Schofield Llanelli Wales, actress (Laurel Ellis-Dallas), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Tom Harding Kalamazoo MI, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Transamerica), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Tommy Albelin Stockholm Sweden, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Manon Kelley Québec City Canada, actress (Red Lips 2), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Cindy Haley Tyler TX, LPGA golfer (1987 Texas Amateur-2nd), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Rogel Nachum Israel, Men's triple jump (Olympics-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Todd Doohan Sarnia Ontario, Canadian Tour golfer (Western Ontario Amateur-92), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Tracy Simien NFL linebacker (Kansas City Chiefs), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Reid Simpson Flin Flon, NHL left wing (New Jersey Devils), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Dorsey Levens NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Roman Turek Strakonice Czechoslovakia, hockey goalie (Team Czechoslovakia Republic, Olympics-98), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Scott "Munnster" Munn Larkspur CA, rower (Olympics-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Veronica Sanchez Michoan México, WPVA volleyballer (Hermosa-17-1994), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Eric Nies actor (MTV Real World, Grind), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Jeff Stavroff Columbus OH, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Space Coast-4), is born.Ref: 5
1972*The Notorious B.I.G. (Christopher Wallace) rapper: LPs: Ready to Die, Life After Death, Born Again; shot and killed in Los Angeles Mar 9, 1997 [his killer has not been identified], is born.Ref: 4
1972*Alesha Oreskovich Tampa FL, playmate (June 1993), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Liliko Ogasawara Englewood NJ, middleweight judoka (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Fairuza Balk (The Craft Gas Food Lodging), is born.Ref: 5
1978*Kandy Marshall Miss Virginia Teen USA (1996), is born.Ref: 5
1981*Beth Botsford 100 meter/200 meter backstroke (Olympics-gold-96), is born.Ref: 5
1985*Frustaci Septuplets California, Patricia Frustaci gives birth to 7Ref: 5
987*Louis V last Carlovingians King of France (966-987), dies.Ref: 5
1254*Koenraad IV Roman Catholic-German king (1237-54), dies at 26.Ref: 5
1471*Henry VI king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71) is killed in the Tower of London. Edward IV takes the throne.Ref: 2
1481*Christian I king of Denmark/Norway/Sweden, dies.Ref: 5
1524*Thomas Howard 2nd duke of Norfolk general/premier, dies at about 80.Ref: 5
1542*Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto died while searching for gold along the Mississippi River.Ref: 68
1639*Giovan D "Tommaso" Campanella Italian philosopher/poet, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1647*Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft poet/playwright (Warenar), dies at about 65.Ref: 5
1650*James G Marquis of Montrose, Scottish general, hanged.Ref: 5
1670*Niccoli Zucchi, Italian astronomer, dies at age 83.Ref: 70
1690*Death of John Eliot, 86, colonial missionary to the American Indians of Maryland. Eliot arrived in America from England in 1631; by 1663 he had translated the entire Bible into the Algonquin Indian language.Ref: 5
1703*Roemer Vlacq Dutch Admiral, dies in battle.Ref: 5
1725*Robert Haley earl of Oxford English Whig-premier (1710-4), dies at 63.Ref: 5
1786*Carl W Scheele, Swedish pharmacist/chemist (lemon acid), dies at age 43.Ref: 70
1790*Thomas Warton English poet (Oxford sausage), dies.Ref: 5
1810*Charles Chevalier d'Eon de Beaumont French spy, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1812*Joseph Wolfl composer, dies at 38.Ref: 5
1815*Roman Hoffstetter composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1817*Johann Friedrich Christmann composer, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1844*Guiseppi Baini composer, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1860*Johannes Frederick Frohlich composer, dies at 53.Ref: 5
1862*Edwin Christy, American minstrel show performer, dies at age 47.Ref: 70
1885*Gavril Yakimovich Lomakin composer, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1894*August A Kundt German physicist, (test of Kundt), dies at 54.Ref: 5
1895*Franz von Suppe Austrian composer (Poet und Bauer), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1897*Karol Mikuli composer, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1919*Victor A D Ségalen [Max Anély] French ship's doctor/writer, dies.Ref: 5
1924*14-year-old Bobby Franks was murdered in a "thrill killing" committed by Nathan Leopold Junior and Richard Loeb, two students at the University of Chicago.Ref:77
1926*Georgy L'vovich Catoire composer, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1926*Ronald Arthur A Firbank British writer (Prancing Nigger), dies at 40.Ref: 5
1928*Sir George Frampton, English sculptor and craftsman, dies at age 67.Ref: 70
1933*John Henry Mackay Scottish/German author (Der Schwimmer), dies at 69.Ref: 5
1935*Jane Addams Nobel Peace Prize-winner [1931]: social worker for peace and women’s rights; founded Chicago’s Hull House; dies at age 65.Ref: 4
1935*Hugo de Vries botanist Gruppenweise Artbildung, dies at 87.Ref: 5
1949*Klaus Mann German writer, dies at 42.Ref: 5
1952*John Garfield (Jacob Julius Garfinkle) actor: Destination Tokyo, Gentlemen’s Agreement, The Postman Always Rings Twice; dies.Ref: 4
1954*Janos Hammerschlag composer, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1964*Fire in Wégimond Belgium resort, kills 19.Ref: 5
1965*Geoffrey De Havilland, English manufacturer and aircraft designer, dies at age 82.Ref: 70
1966*Pat O'Malley silent film actor (Wild One, Quiet Man), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1968*The nuclear-powered US submarine "Scorpion,' with 99 men aboard, was last heard from. (The remains of the sub were later found on the ocean floor 400 miles southwest of the Azores.)Ref: 70
1968*Doris Lloyd actress (Oliver Twist), dies of heart strain at 71.Ref: 5
1970*Vinton Hayworth actor (General Schaeffer-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 63.Ref: 5
1971*Dennis King actor (Devil's Brother), dies of heart ailment at 73.Ref: 5
1973*Carlo E Gadda Italian engineer/writer (War Diary), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1973*George Breakstone actor/director (Great Expectations), dies at 53.Ref: 5
1973*Vaughn Monroe singer/orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), dies at 61.Ref: 5
1976*Sulo Nikolai Salonen composer, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1977*Fire in hotel Duc de Brabant Brussels, kills 19.Ref: 5
1978*Joseph EA "Jo" Spier Dutch cartoonist/water color painter, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1980*Ida Kaminska actress (Shop on Main Street), dies.Ref: 5
1981*Yuki Shimoda actor (Farewell to Manzanar), dies.Ref: 5
1983*Eric Hoffer, American longshoreman, philosopher and writer, dies at age 80.Ref: 70
1983*Jack (William Harrison) Dempsey boxer: ‘The Manassa Mauler’: world heavyweight boxing champion [1919-1926]; NY restaurateur; dies.Ref: 4
1983*Kenneth Clark dies.Ref: 10
1983*Finn Einar Mortensen composer, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1984*Andrea Leeds actress (Stage Door, Earthbound), dies of cancer at 70.Ref: 5
1984*Ann Little actress (Roaring Road), dies.Ref: 5
1987*Alejandro Rey actor: The Grace Kelly Story, Fun in Acapulco dies.Ref: 4
1988*Springfield, OR. Two students killed, 22 others wounded in the cafeteria at Thurston High School by 15-year-old Kip Kinkel. Kinkel had been arrested and released a day earlier for bringing a gun to school. His parents were later found dead at home.Ref: 88
1988 Dino Conte Grandi Italy, delegate to league of nations, dies at 92.Ref: 5
1990*Franklyn Seales actor (Silver Spoon, Onion Field), dies of AIDS at 37.Ref: 5
1990*Mary Victor Bruce who flew around the Empire State Building in 1930, dies.Ref: 5
1990*Moelvi Mohammed Farouk Indian spiritual leader, murdered.Ref: 5
1991*The prime minister of India from 1984 until 1989, Rajiv Gandhi, 46, was in the midst of a campaign rally in Madras, India, for reelection when a bomb exploded in his hand. Like his mother, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated. The bomb was hidden in a bouquet of flowers handed to Rajiv by a so-called admirer, who was also killed in the explosion.Ref: 4
1991*Jean Van Joutte PM of Belgium (1952-54), dies.Ref: 5
1992*Brendan Nulholland Daily Mail reporter, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1992*Elizabeth David British cookbook writer, dies.Ref: 5
1992*Mrithi gorilla (Gorilla in the Mist), dies at 24.Ref: 5
1992*Skip Stephenson TV host (Real People), dies.Ref: 5
1993*John Frost English Lieutenant-Colonel (operation Market Garden 1944), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1993*John Holland actor (They Saved Hitler's Brain), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1994*Cliff Wilson snooker player, dies at 60.Ref: 5
1994*Forsyth Hardy documentary film pioneer, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1994*Giovanni Goria PM of Italy (1987-88), dies.Ref: 5
1994 John Henry Weidner Dutch/US resistance fighter, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1995*Former Secretary of Defense Les Aspin died at a Washington DC hospital after suffering a massive stroke; he was 56. (TWA, 1996)Ref: 95
1995*Kieron Walsh academic, dies at 46.Ref: 5
1995*Patrick Bowles writer/translator, dies at 68.Ref: 5
1996*At least 615 people, many of them teen-agers, drowned when an overloaded Tanzanian ferry capsized in Lake Victoria. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1996*Al "Lash" La Rue cowboy actor (Lash of the West), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1996*Bobby Tulloch ornithologist, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1996*Eric Stuart Woord archaeologist, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1996*Mary Perot Nichols journalist, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1996*Peter Fletcher music teacher, dies at 60Ref: 5
1996*Laurence Dowdall lawyer, dies at 91.Ref: 5
1998*Sophomore Kip Kinkel opened fire in the Thurston High School cafeteria in Springfield OR, killing two and wounding 20 more. Kinkel is also accused of killing his parents the previous day.Ref: 9
1998*Onalaska, WA. A 15-year-old boy dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Earlier in the day, the boy boarded a high school bus with a gun in hand, ordered his girlfriend off the bus and took her to his home, where he shot himself. Ref 
1999*Vanessa Brown (Smylla Brind) actress: The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Three Husbands, The Fighter, Witch Who Came from the Sea; dies.Ref: 4
2000*Death claims actor Sir John Gielgud at age 96. (TWA, 2001)Ref: 95
2000*Nineteen people were killed when a charter plane crashed in the Pocono Mountains in PA. (TWA, 2001)Ref: 95
2000*Dame Barbara Cartland, romantic fiction author, dies. (TWA, 2001)Ref: 95
2002*Richard D. Mudd, grandson of the physician convicted of aiding John Wilkes Booth who spent much of his life trying to overturn that conviction, dies at age 101. (XDG, p 8A, 1/01/2003)Ref: 83
2003*The death toll of a 6.8 earthquake near Algiers, Algeria exceeds 1000. (USA Today, p 9A, 5/23/2003)Ref: 13

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