Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
June 4th

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1250*Kublai becomes Khan.Ref: 62
1717 The Freemasons are founded in London.Ref: 2
1812*The Louisiana Territory was renamed the Missouri Territory.Ref: 5
1816*The Washington, the first stately double-decker steamboat, was launched at Wheeling, WV.Ref: 4
1825*Unseasonable hurricane hits NYC.Ref: 5
1831*The independent constitutional monarchy of Belgium named Prince Leopold as its first king. 109 years later, less one week, King Leopold’s descendant, Leopold III, surrendered to Germany.Ref: 4
1832*3rd national black convention meets (Phila).Ref: 5
1850 Empire Engine Company No 1 organized.Ref: 5
1878*Cyprus ceded by Turkey to Britain for administrative purposes.Ref: 5
1890*First State employment service opens in Toledo, OH.Ref: 10
1892*The Sierra Club was incorporated in San Francisco. (XDG, p 4A, 6/04/2004)Ref: 83
1900*(or the 5th or 6th, depending upon the reference) American Christian temperance leader Carry Nation, 53, raided and wrecks her first saloon in Kiowa KS. (Kansas, at the time, was dry but the laws were ignored.) (Grace, Fran, "Carry A Nation", ISBN 0-253-33846-8, ©2001) 
1911*Gold is discovered in Alaska's Indian Creek.Ref: 2
1912*Massachusetts passes first US minimum wage law.Ref: 5
1912*Cone of Mount Katmai (Alaska) collapses.Ref: 5
1912*Fire in Constantinople;1,000 homes destroyed.Ref: 10
1919*The 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, giving nationwide suffrage to women, is proposed by Congress.Ref: 15
1921*The defense challenges the way in which the additional potential jurors were arbitrarily rounded up. Judge Thayer denies the challenge.Ref: 87
1924*The 10,000,000th Model T Ford rolls off the assembly line. Ref 
1924*In memory of all the soldiers from the state of NY who died in the first World War, an eternal light was dedicated at Madison Square in NY City.Ref: 4
1939*The SS "St. Louis," carrying more than 900 Jewish refugees from Germany, was turned away from the Florida coast.Ref: 6
1943*In Argentina, Juan Peron takes part in the military coup that overthrows Ramon S. Castillo.Ref: 2
1946 Juan Peron is installed as Argentina's president.Ref: 2
1947*The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the Taft-Hartley Act, which allows the president to intervene in labor disputes.Ref: 70
1957 First commercial coal pipeline placed in operation.Ref: 5
1970*Tonga gains independence from Britain (National Day).Ref: 5
1972*Black activist Angela Davis is found not guilty of murder, kidnapping, and criminal conspiracy.Ref: 2
1975*Bob Hope is presented with a Varsity X jacket from Xenia [OH] High School at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. (XDG, p 8A, 9/30/2003)Ref: 83
1985*The Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling striking down an Alabama law providing for a daily minute of silence in public schools.Ref: 70
1986*Jonathan Jay Pollard, a former Navy intelligence analyst, pleaded guilty in Washington to spying for Israel. (He is serving a life prison term.)Ref: 70
1989 Eastern Europe's first somewhat free election in 40 years held in Poland.Ref: 5
1989*Largest parade in Bronx history honors 350th anniversary.Ref: 5
1989 Democracy took a hard blow this day in Peking as the People’s Army of China opened fire on crowds of demonstrators. What began as a student demonstration on behalf of democracy a month and a half earlier, had become a demonstration of hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life defying the government ban on the students’ action. Armored tanks of the People’s Army literally rolled over demonstrators as the world watched in horror as the tragedy unfolded on live TV. The government issued statements claiming that only a few had died. Other estimates of the deaths in Tiananmen Square ranged from hundreds to several thousand. There is no contradiction of the fact that thousands of demonstrators were later jailed.Ref: 4
1989 Beijing cop shoots & wounds Chinese priemer Li Ping.Ref: 5
1990*Greyhound Bus files bankruptcy.Ref: 5
1990*NY Telephone company announces that it wants Bronx areacode 917.Ref: 5
1991*President Bush tapped former Democratic national chairman Robert S. Strauss to be the new US ambassador to the Soviet Union.Ref: 6
1992*The U.S. Postal Service announced the results of a nationwide vote on the Elvis Presley stamp, saying more people preferred the "younger Elvis" design.Ref: 70
1996*Russian President Boris Yeltsin, campaigning for re-election, indulged in a bit of onstage boogie at a pop concert for young voters.Ref: 6
1998*A federal judge sentenced Terry Nichols to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.Ref: 70
2000*President Clinton and Russian President Putin ended their summit by conceding differences on missile defense, agreeing to dispose of weapons-grade plutonium and pledging early warning of missile and space launches.Ref: 6
2003*Martha Stewart steps down as head of her media empire, hours after federal prosecutors in New York charged her with obstruction of justice, conspiracy, securities fraud and lying to investigators.Ref: 70
-780*-BC- First total solar eclipse reliably recorded by Chinese.Ref: 5
1070*(Traditional date) Roqueford cheese is accidentally discovered in a cave near Roqueford, France, when a sheperd finds a lunch he had forgotten several days before.Ref: 2
1783*Montgolfier brothers launch first hot-air balloon (unmanned).Ref: 5
1784*Elisabeth Thible of Lyon, France was the first woman to fly in a hot-air balloon, named Le Gustave. Her flight lasted 45 minutes, and rose to 8,500 feet.Ref: 4
1792*Capt George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for Britain.Ref: 5
1893*Henry Ford and several associates complete assembly of first Ford car in garage in Detroit at 2 a.m.Ref: 10
1896*"Crazy Henry" Ford drives his first automobile, built in his shed behind his house. Ref 
1929*George Eastman demonstrates first technicolor movie (Rochester NY).Ref: 5
1931*The first rocket-glider flight was made by William Swan in Atlantic City, NJ.Ref: 4
1935*Gerald Brown and Edward Pollard of London patented an invention called invisible glass.Ref: 4
1937*Inventor Sylvan Goldman introduces his shopping cart in his own Standard Supermarkets.Ref: 10
1939*Sylvan Goldman introduced the first grocery-store shopping cart in OK City, OK. The original shopping cart was actually a folding chair mounted on wheels.Ref: 4
1946*Largest solar prominence (300,000 mi/500,000 km) observed.Ref: 5
1954*Arthur Murray flies X-1A rocket plane to record 27,000 m.Ref: 5
1970*U.S. Food and Drug administration approves the use of L-Dopa for Parkinson's Disease victims.Ref: 10
1985*STS 51-G vehicle moves to the launch padRef: 5
1615 The fortress at Osaka, Japan, falls to Shogun Leyasu after a six-month siege.Ref: 2
1647*Parliamentary forces capture King Charles I and hold him prisoner.Ref: 2
1745 Prussians defeat Austrians at Hohenfriedeberg.Ref: 5
1781*General Cornwallis sent John Graves Simcoe's rangers and Lt Col Banastre Tarleton's dragoons to surprise Lafayette with a two-pronged attack. Simcoe outwitted Steuben and was able to burn supplies at Point on Fork on the James River. Tarleton did not accomplish his aim, the capture of Governor Jefferson and the legislature at Charlottesville, because Captain John Jouette, Jr., of Louisa County raced over 40 miles of country roads to warn them. Jefferson escaped on horseback minutes ahead of Tarleton's troops. (XDG, p 4A, 6/4/2001)Ref: 83
1794*British troops capture Port-au-Prince, Haiti.Ref: 2
1805*Tripoli is forced to conclude peace with the United States after a conflict over tribute.Ref: 2
1812*The House votes 79-49 in favor of war against Great Britain. (USA Today, p 5A, 10/08/2002)Ref: 13
1859*The French army, under Napoleon III, takes Magenta from the Austrian army.Ref: 2
1862*Confederates evacuate Fort Pillow, Tenn.Ref: 5
1864*Confederates under General Joseph Johnston retreat to the mountains in Georgia.Ref: 2
1915*(through the 6th) German aircraft bomb English towns.Ref: 38
1916*The Allies begin the Brusilov offensive against Austria-Hungary. 
1918*French and American troops halt Germany's offensive at Chateau-Thierry, France.Ref: 2
1919*US marines invade Costa Rica.Ref: 5
1940*The German battle cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and cruiser Hipper set out from Kiel for Harsted, Norway to attack Allied forces at the port city. 
1940*The evacuation of 300,000 Allied troops from Dunkirk, France across the English Channel ends.Ref: 2
1941*A pro-Allied government installed in Iraq.Ref: 36
1942*The Senate votes 73-0 in favor of war against Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania. (USA Today, p 5A, 10/08/2002)Ref: 13
1942*8500 civilian defense helmets were distributed to San Francisco air raid wardens. An additional 5150 have been shipped from the East.Ref: 37
1942*Battle of Midway begins; Japan's first major defeat in WW II.Ref: 5
1942*SS Leader Heydrich dies of wounds received the previous week.Ref: 35
1944*(early) Supreme commander of Allied troops in Europe Dwight Eisenhower postpones the D-Day assult on Europe to June 6, due to bad weather. 
1944*Formations of the US 5th Army seize the Tiber bridges, beginning the fall of Rome.Ref: 5
1944*Two companies of the 1st Regiment of the Special Service Force enter the city limits of Rome, Italy, making them the first Allied troops in Rome; American forces take Rome.Ref: 5
1944*First submarine captured & boarded on high seas-U 505.Ref: 3
1944*The U-505 becomes the first enemy submarine captured by the U.S. Navy.Ref: 2
1953*North Korea accepts the United Nations proposals in all major respects.Ref: 2
1954*French Premier Joseph Laniel and Vietnamese Premier Buu Loc initialed treaties in Paris according "complete independence" to Vietnam.Ref: 70
1960 The Taiwan island of Quemoy is hit by 500 artillery shells fired from the coast of Communist China.Ref: 2
1982 Israel attacks targets in south Lebanon.Ref: 5
1674*Horse racing became a nag to the good people of Massachusetts, because the sport was prohibited in the state.Ref: 4
1890*Submariner Tim Keefe of the New York Giants franchise of the Players League defeats the Boston Reds, 9-4, to record his 300th win. 'Sir Timothy', who won 19 straight decisions in 1888, will finish his 14-year career with 342 victories.Ref: 1
1908*Stanley Ketchel defeats Billy Papke "The Illinois Thunderbolt" to retain the middleweight title.Ref: 97
1927*Great Britain defeats the US in the first Ryder Cup (Golf) tournament. (XDG, p 4A, 6/4/2001)Ref: 83
1937*Gus Suhr of the Pittsburgh Pirates, plays the last of 822 consecutive games. ("The 1999 ESPN Sports Almanac") 
1940*First NL night game at Sportsman's Park (Dodgers 10, Cardinals 1).Ref: 5
1940*First night game at Forbes Field (Pirates 14, Braves 2).Ref: 5
1943*St Louis Card Mort Cooper pitches his 2nd consecutive 1 hitter.Ref: 5
1949*Jack Kramer defeated Bobby Riggs and won the men’s pro-tennis title.Ref: 4
1951*Pirates' outfielder Gus Bell hits for cycle in Philadelphia as the Bucs beat the Phillies, 12-4. His son, Buddy, and his grandson, David, will also play in the major leagues.Ref: 1
1953*General manager Branch Rickey traded future Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner, the only man to lead his league in home runs for seven consecutive seasons.Ref: 86
1964*Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers tied Bob Feller’s 1951 record by pitching a third career no-hit baseball game. Koufax blanked the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0. He struck out a dozen Phillies’ batters.Ref: 4
1967*Cardinal outfielder Curt Flood errorless streak of 227 games and 568 chances ends when he drops a fly ball in a game against the Cubs at Busch Stadium.Ref: 1
1968*En route to a 2-0 win at Wrigley, Met rookie southpaw Jerry Koosman strikes out seven consecutive batters.Ref: 1
1968*Dodger right hander Don Drysdale pitches his sixth consecutive shutout defeating the Pirates, 5-0.Ref: 1
1971*Oakland A's beat Wash Senators, 5-3, in 21 innings.Ref: 5
1972*The Los Angeles Dodgers retire Sandy Koufax's uniform No. 32 and Roy Campanella's uniform No. 39.Ref: 29
1974*On ten-cent beer night, the Indians forfeit to the Rangers due the Tribe's unruly fans as the game is called off in the bottom of the ninth with scored tied at five by home plate ump, Nestor Chylak. An estimated 60,000 cups of brew is sold to a crowd of 25,134.Ref: 1
1974*NFL grants franchise to Seattle Seahawks.Ref: 5
1984*For the first time in 32 years, golfing-great Arnold Palmer failed to make the cut for the US Open golf tournament. Palmer missed making the tourney by two strokes.Ref: 4
1986*Barry Bonds hits is first home run, in Atlanta, off of Criag McCurtry. (USA Today, p. 8C, 10/08/2001)Ref: 13
1987*Edwin Moses, who had won a total of 122 consecutive victories in the 400-meter hurdles, was defeated by Danny Harris in Madrid, Spain. It had been ten years since Moses had lost the event.Ref: 4
1988*Longest game in Balt Memorial Stadium (5:46) 14 inn (beat NY 7-6).Ref: 5
1989*Red Sox lead Blue Jays 10-0 in 7th, but lose 12-11 in 12 for Blue Jays 12th consecutive victory at FenwayRef: 5
1990*Tim Birtsas, Cincinnati Reds, strikes out 4 batters in the 7th inning. (Sporting News Complete Baseball Record Book, 2002, ISBN 0-89204-668-0) 
1990*Dodger Ramon Martinez fans eighteen batters as he three-hits the Braves, 6-0.Ref: 1
1996*Jacksonville Suns' (Tigers AA) reliever Pamela Davis throws one scoreless inning of relief and gets the win in a minor league exhibition game against the Australian Olympic team becoming the first woman to pitch for a major league farm club.Ref: 1
1996*Outfielder-first baseman Paul Wilder becomes the Tampa Bay Devil Rays' first ever draft pick as the team participates in its first free agent amateur draft. Devil Rays Managing Partner Vince Naimoli announces the selection while in the team's "war room" at the Stouffer-Vinoy Resort in St. Petersburg. The Rays eventually select 97 players, the fifth highest total ever taken in the 32-year history of the June draft.Ref: 86
1998*The Dodgers trade the 1995 National League Rookie of the Year Hideo Nomo (2-7 with a 5.05 ERA ) and reliever Brad Clontz to the Mets for pitchers Dave Mlicki and Greg McMichael.Ref: 1
1998*By selling out all four-million shares of common stock sold at $15 each, the Indians raised $60 million making the Indians the first publicly traded major league team.Ref: 1
2000*Esteban Yan of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays hits a home run in his first major league at bat on the first pitch.Ref: 12
2001*After falling behind 3-0, Little League Robert Knight pitcher strikes out the final batter to complete a perfect game in which all 18 batters are struck out. The 5-foot-3 twelve-year old also had three hits as the Tigers beat the Giants, 7-0.Ref: 1
2003*Although his bat may have contained cork in yesterday's game, all five of Sammy Sosa's historic bats housed at the Hall of Fame and the76 of confiscated from his locker by major league baseball revealed no signs of tampering. X-rays and CT scans were used to clear cleared Cubs' slugger remaining lumber.Ref: 1
2003*At Puerto Rico's Hiram Bithorn Stadium, Jeff DaVanon of the Angels joins Lee May (1969, Reds), Frank Thomas (1962, Mets) and Gus Zernial (1951, A's) as the fourth player to have three consecutive multi-homer games. At the same time, the Anaheim outfielder also becomes the third player to do it from both sides of the plate in two back-to-back contests matching Ken Caminiti (1995, Padres) and Eddie Murray (1987, Orioles).Ref: 1
1917*Laura E. Richards and Maude H. Elliott, along with their assistant, Florence Hall, received the first Pulitzer Prize for a biography. The title of their work was Julia Ward Howe. With Americans of Past and Present Days, by Jean Jules Jusserand, received the first prize for history; while Herbert B. Swope picked up the first reporter’s Pulitzer. He wrote for the NY World. Altogether, these were the very first Pulitzer Prizes ever awarded.Ref: 4
1934*The Dorsey Brothers, Tommy and Jimmy, recorded Annie’s Cousin Fanny on the Brunswick label. The track featured trombonist Glenn Miller, who also vocalized on the tune.Ref: 4
1942*Capitol Record Co opens for business.Ref: 5
1942*Glenn Wallichs did what was called ‘promotion’ for Capitol Records in Hollywood. He came up with the idea that he could send copies of Capitol’s new records to influential radio announcers all around the US and, maybe, add to the chances that stations would play the records. The practice would soon become common among most record labels.Ref: 4
1944 Leonidas Witherall was first broadcast on the Mutual Broadcasting System. Witherall was a detective who looked just like William Shakespeare.Ref: 4
1948*In Manilla, the first missionary radio station built in the Philippines by the Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC) first went on the air.Ref: 5
1949 "Cavalcade of Stars" debuts (DuMont); Jackie Gleason made host in 1950.Ref: 5
1963*First transmission of "Pop Go the Beatles" on BBC radio.Ref: 5
1964*Beatles "World Tour" begins in Copenhagen Denmark.Ref: 5
1965*Rolling Stones release "Satisfaction".Ref: 5
1967*Emmy Awards-Monkees win for comedy series.Ref: 5
1969*Nicky Hopkins quits rock & rolls, Jeff Beck Group.Ref: 5
1971*Yehudi Menuhin's 250 year-old Stradivarius sells for record $200,000 at Sotheby's.Ref: 10
1984*Bruce Springsteen releases "Born in the USA"Ref: 5
1694*Francois Quesnay France, economist, leader of the Physiocrats, is born.Ref: 5
1738*George III English king during American Revolution (1760-1820), is born.Ref: 68
1820*Birth of Elvina M. Hall, American Methodist poet who authored the hymn, 'Jesus Paid It All' (a.k.a. 'I Hear the Savior Say').Ref: 5
1830*Mary Hannah Hunt, American temperance leader, is born.Ref: 70
1843*Charles C. Abbott, American naturalist (Days Out of Doors), is born.Ref: 2
1873*Birth of Charles F. Parham, American charismatic church pioneer. In 1898 he founded a Bible training school in Topeka, KS, where the modern Pentecostal movement began in 1901, is born.Ref: 5
1873*Constance M. K. Applebee, English athlete, is born.Ref: 70
1877*Heinrich Wieland German chemist (bile acids-Nobel 1927), is born.Ref: 5
1878*Birth of Frank N. Buchman, American exponent of the social gospel. He founded the First Century Christian Movement (1921), the Oxford Group (1929) and the Moral Re-Armament Movement (1938).Ref: 5
1879*Alla Nazimova, Russian-born American stage and screen actress, is born.Ref: 70
1881*Natalya Goncharova, Russian painter, sculptor and stage designer, is born.Ref: 70
1889*Beno Gutenberg, the American scientist who made important discoveries about the earth's interior, is born.Ref: 70
1895 Dino Conte Grandi, Italy, delegate to league of nations (1925-32)Ref: 5
1898*Harry Crosby, American poet, is born.Ref: 70
1900*Birth of Nelson Glueck, American Jewish archaeologist. Director of the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem between 1932 and 1947, he explored and dated over 1,000 ancient sites in Palestine and the Near East.Ref: 5
1902*Richard Allen India, field hockey goal tender (Olympic-gold-1928), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Alvah Bessie, screenwriter and novelist, is born.Ref: 2
1906*Richard Whorf, American actor and director, is born.Ref: 70
1907*Rosalind Russell actress: My Sister Eileen, Sister Kenny, Auntie Mame, Mourning Becomes Electra, China Seas, Picnic, Gypsy; died Nov 28, 1976Ref: 4
1908*Rosalind Russell actress (Mame, Take a Letter Darling), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Paul Nordoff Philadelphia, composer (Frog Prince), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Sir Christopher Cockerell inventor: the Hovercraft; is born.Ref: 4
1917*Charles Collingwood journalist: CBS news correspondent from WWII thru Viet Nam; is born.Ref: 4
1917*Former Senator Howard Metzenbaum (Democrat, Ohio) is born.Ref: 68
1917*Robert Anderson author (Tea & Sympathy), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Robert Merrill (Moishe Miller) Metropolitan Opera singing star, is born in Brooklyn, NY.Ref: 68
1920*Russell Train environmentalist: US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, head of World Wildlife Fund, is born.Ref: 4
1921*Bobby Wanzer Basketball Hall of Famer: player/coach: Rochester Royals, Cincinnati Royals, is born.Ref: 4
1922*Gene Barry (Eugene Klass), NYC, actor (Bat Masterson, Name of the Game, Burke's Law), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Irwin Bazelon Evanston Illinois, composer (Duo for Viola), is born.Ref: 5
1924*(Billy) Dennis Weaver Joplin Mo, actor (Chester-Gunsmoke, Duel, Battered), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Nan Leslie LA Calif, actress (Kings Row, The Californians), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Robert Earl Hughes became heaviest known human (486 kg), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Dr. Ruth Westheimer (Karola Ruth Siegel) sex therapist; author; TV celebrity, is born.Ref: 4
1930*Morgana King jazz singer, actress: The Godfather, The Godfather Part 2, A Time to RememberRef: 4
1932*John Barrymore Jr Beverly Hills Calif, actor (Pantomine Quiz), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Bruce Dern, Winnetka Ill, actor (Coming Home, Silent Running, Tatoo), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Robert Fulghum author: It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, is born.Ref: 4
1937*Freddy Fender (Baldemar Huerta) singer: Wasted Days and Wasted Nights, Before the Next Teardrop Falls, is born in Mexico.Ref: 4
1938*Pat Studstill football: Detroit Lions, is born.Ref: 4
1943*Sandra Haynie golf champion: U.S. Open [1974, 1975], Du Maurier Classic [1982], LPGA [1974], is born.Ref: 4
1944*Michelle Phillips (Holly Michelle Gilliam) singer: group: The Mamas and the Papas, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Roger Ball saxophonist (Average White Band), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Anthony Braxton, jazz composer and saxaphonist, is born.Ref: 2
1945*Gordon Waller Scotland, singer (Peter & Gordon-World Without Love), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Ivan "Ironman" Stewart Mickey Thompson off-road champ (1983, 84, 90), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Margaret Impert Horseheads NY, actress (Maggie, Spencer's Pilots), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Bettina Gregory international broadcast journalist: ranging from White House and Pentagon coverage to environmental orientations such as Love Canal and Three Mile Island, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Rosemary Joyce model/actress (Daphne Draper-Search For Tomorrow), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Wayne Powers New Rochelle NY, actor (Laverne & Shirley, 13 East), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Ron Mabra football: 1974 All-WFL Team, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Ed Newman football: Miami Dolphins guard: Super Bowls VIII, XIX, is born.Ref: 4
1952*Catherine Watkins Hartford Ct, actress (It's Not Easy, Mary), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Parker Stevenson Phila Pa, actor (Falcon Crest, Stroker Ace), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Larry (Lawrence Calvin) Demery baseball: pitcher: Pittsburgh Pirates, is born.Ref: 4
1954*Keith David actor: Dead Presidents, The Quick and the Dead, The Last Outlaw, Final Analysis, Men at Work, Always, Bird, Platoon, The Thing, is born.Ref: 4
1958*Eddie Velez actor: Extremities, Bitter Vengeance, Rooftops, Romero, Split Decisions, Women’s Club, Doin’ Time, True Blue, Trial and Error, Charlie & Co., Berrenger’s, The A-Team, Traffic, is born.Ref: 4
1958*Julie Gholson Birmingham Ala, actress, is born.Ref: 5
1961*El (Eldra) DeBarge singer: group: DeBarge: I Like It, All This Love, Time Will Reveal, Rhythm of the Night, is born.Ref: 68
1963*Xavier McDaniel NBA forward (Seattle SuperSonics), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Chris Kavanagh rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Andrea Jaeger, Chicago, tennis player (retired as a teenager), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-soprano: Rossina [Il barbiere di Siviglia], title role of La Cenerentola, Zerlina [Don Giovanni], Despina and Dorabella [Cosi fan tutte], Susanna and Cherubino [Le nozze fi Figaro], Euridice and Genio in Haydn's Orfeo ed Euridice; in films: Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Mozart: Requiem, La Cenerentola, Così fan tutte), is born.Ref: 4
1968*Scott Wolf actor: Party of Five, The Evening Star, The Naked DeadRef: 4
1968*Stacy Leigh Arthur Naperville Ill, playmate (Jan, 1991)Ref: 5
1971*Noah Wyle actor: ER, Can’t Stop Dancing, Pirates of Silicon Valley, Scenes of the Crime, is born.Ref: 4
1975*Angelina Jolie (Voight) Academy Award-winning supporting actress: Girl, Interrupted; Gia, George Wallace, Cyborg 2, Foxfire, Playing by Heart, Tomb Raider, Original Sin; daughter of actor Jon Voight), is born.Ref: 4
1798*Giovanni Casanova de Seingalt (Casanova), Italian writer, soldier and adventurer, dies at age 73.Ref: 70
1801*Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg, US statesman, Lutheran clergyman, first president of Muhlenberg College, PA, dies.Ref: 17
1844*The last Great Auk, a flightless sea bird of the North, is tragically clubbed to death. Hunters kill the last two on island of Eldey in Iceland.Ref: 62
1849*James Brown, age 73, is killed in the gravel pit west of Xenia OH when surface dirt caves in on him. This area of town had previously been known as "Brown Town".Ref: 54
1887*William A Wheeler, (R) 19th U.S. vice-president (1877-81), dies at age 67.Ref: 70
1918*Charles Warren Fairbanks ®, American politician; 26th vice-president under Theodore Roosevelt (1905-09), dies at age 66.Ref: 70
1941 Kaiser William II dies.Ref: 10
1945 Georg Kaiser is born.Ref: 10
1949*Maurice Blondel, French philosopher, dies at age 87.Ref: 70
1954*Harold Hoffman (Gov-NJ), dies at 58.Ref: 5
1959*Charles Vidor, Hungarian-born motion-picture director, dies at age 58.Ref: 2
1960*Lucien Littlefield actor (Mr Beasley-Blondie), dies at 64.Ref: 5
1962*The legendary sportscaster Clem McCarthy died. McCarthy was the first to announce the running of the Kentucky Derby back in 1928.Ref: 4
1968*Actress Dorothy Gish dies at age 70 (Also: Encyclopedia Americana 2000)Ref: 70
1970*Menasha Skulnik comedian (Menasha the Magnificent), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1971*Joe E. Lewis (Klewan) comedian, actor: Lady in Cement, Private Buckaroo; dies.Ref: 4
1971*György Lukács, Hungarian Marxist philosopher, writer and literary critic, dies at age 86.Ref: 70
1973*Murray Wilson father of beachboys Brian, Carl & Dennis, dies at 55.Ref: 5
1973*Arna Bontemps writer/educator, dies at 72 in Nashville, Tenn.Ref: 5
1977*Violence during Puerto Rican Day in Chicago kills 2Ref: 5
1983*Ivan Tors producer, director: Flipper, Zebra in the Kitchen, Namu, the Killer Whale, Gentle Ben, Salty; dies.Ref: 4
1989*Iran's spiritual leader, Ayatalloh Ruhullah Khomeini of Iran, dies at 86 of internal bleeding. (TWA, 1990)Ref: 95
1989 Chinese army troops stormed Tiananmen Square in Beijing to crush the pro-democracy movement; hundreds possibly thousands - of people died. (Go to article.)Ref: 70
1990*Jack Gilford comedic actor, dies at 82 of stomach cancerRef: 5
1990*Sammy Davis Jr entertainer (Golden Boy), dies from throat cancer at age 64.Ref: 5
1991*The government of China announced the death of Jiang Qing, the 77-year-old widow of Mao Tse-tung, saying she had committed suicide on May 14th.Ref: 6
1992*Carl Stotz ‘Father of Little League Baseball’; dies.Ref: 4
1994*Stephen (Horace) McNally actor: Dear Detective, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, A Bullet is Waiting, The Black Castle; dies.Ref: 4
2000*A 7.9 earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sumatra, killing at least 100 people. (TWA, 2001)Ref: 95
2001*John Hartford Grammy Award-winning songwriter: Gentle on My Mind [1966]; musician: banjo, fiddle, guitar: Glenn Campbell’s Good Time Comedy Hour; dies.Ref: 4
2001*Nepal's King Dipendra died, three days after he reportedly shot and killed most members of the royal family before turning the gun on himself.Ref: 70

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