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

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1520 Henry VIII and Francis I confer at Field of the Cloth of Gold near Calais.Ref: 10
1523*Gustavus (Vasa) I becomes king of Sweden (Swedish National Day).Ref: 5
1622*Gregory XV published the bull 'Inscrutabili Divinae,' which reminded the Church of its mission to the newly discovered native populations in the recently discovered Americas.Ref: 5
1639*Massachusetts grants 500 acres of land to erect a gunpowder mill.Ref: 5
1641 Spain loses Portugal.Ref: 2
1674*Sivaji crowns himself King of India.Ref: 2
1782*Colonel William Crawford leads an army against the Shawnee at Sandusky and suffers a crushing defeat.Ref: 58
1816*10" snowfall in New England, the "year without a summer" (Krakatoa).Ref: 5
1831*2nd national black convention (Phila).Ref: 5
1833*The first US President to ride in a railroad car was Andrew Jackson. President Jackson boarded a B&O (Baltimore & Ohio) passenger train in Baltimore, MD.Ref: 4
1844*The first YMCA was officially founded in London by George Williams, a young draper’s assistant who had come to London to learn the drapery trade. At that time, wholesale drapery houses employed large numbers of young men, who were given room and board at their work places. They worked long hours and had poor living conditions. Williams sought permission to hold prayer meetings in his bedroom with other young men who, like himself, shared the Christian faith. Soon, the group expanded, drawing to it young men who were alone and lonely in the City of London.Ref: 4
1865*(Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy) Major General John Hartranft, concluding that the prisoners are suffering too much from their hoods, orders them removed.Ref: 87
1881*The first telephone is installed in the Greene County OH courthouse. (The first switchboard in Xenia was installed in 1879.)Ref: 55
1884*Civil War hero Gen. William T. Sherman refused the Republican presidential nomination, saying, "I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected."Ref: 70
1889*Great Fire in Seattle destroys 25 downtown blocks.Ref: 5
1904*The National Tuberculosis Association was formed in Atlantic City, NJ.Ref: 4
1907*Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning, a graduate school for biblical and rabbinical studies, was chartered in Philadelphia.Ref: 5
1911*Nicaragua signs treaty turning over customs to US (not ratified).Ref: 5
1914*First air flight out of the sight of land (Scotland to Norway).Ref: 5
1917*The Office of the Chief Signal Officer designates Wilbur Wright Field, (Greene County) Fairfield, Ohio. (XDG, p 8A, 1/30/2003) (XDG, p 8A, 1/30/2003)Ref: 83
1924*The German Reichstag accepts the Dawes Plan, an American plan to help Germany pay off its war debts.Ref: 2
1925*Walter Percy Chrysler founded Chrysler Corp (Iacocca was 8 months old)Ref: 5
1925*First Chrysler automobile introduced by Walter Chrysler; expensive car to cost $1,500.Ref: 10
1930*Frozen foods are sold commercially for the first time.Ref: 2
1932*The first US federal tax on gasoline was enacted. The rate was a penny per gallon.Ref: 4
1933*US Employment Service created.Ref: 5
1934*President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Securities Exchange Act, establishing the Securities and Exchange Commission; led by Joseph Kennedy.Ref: 2
1936*Aviation gasoline first produced commercially Paulsboro NJ.Ref: 5
1941*First navy vessel constructed as mine layer Terror launched.Ref: 5
1941*The US government authorizes the seizure of foreign ships in US ports.Ref: 2
1966*James Meredith, Black activist, was shot as he walked along a Mississippi highway to encourage black voter registration.Ref: 5
1966*The US Supreme Court grants Sam Sheppard a new trial. (Ref: Dayton Daily News, 01/30/00, p 6A) 
1972*Gold hits record $60 an ounce in London.Ref: 5
1975*British voters decide to remain in Common Market.Ref: 5
1975*Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam established.Ref: 5
1977*Joseph Lason Howze is installed as Bishop of Biloxi, MS, becoming the first African- American Roman Catholic bishop consecrated since the 19th century.Ref: 5
1977*Supreme Court tossed out automatic death penalty lawsRef: 5
1978*Proposition 13 passed in California. Voters joined Senator Howard Jarvis in cutting property taxes by 57 percent. This was seen as the birth of a taxpayer’s revolt against high taxes and excessive government spending.Ref: 4
1981*The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that five homosexuals in Los Angeles had come down with a rare kind of pneumonia; they were the first recognized cases of what later became known as AIDS.Ref: 70
1985*Authorities in Brazil exhumed a body near Sao Paulo later identified as the remains of Dr. Josef Mengele, the notorious "Angel of Death" of the Nazi Holocaust.Ref: 70
1986*A federal jury in Baltimore convicted Ronald W. Pelton of selling secrets to the Soviet Union.Ref: 70
1988*George Bush makes campaign promise to support reparations for WW II Japanese-American internees (promise broken, May 1989).Ref: 5
1989*Burial services were held for Iran's spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.Ref: 70
1990*Half of Limon Colorado was destroyed by a force three TornadoRef: 62
1991 NATO issued a statement saying it would not accept any "coercion or intimidation" against the emerging democracies of Eastern Europe.Ref: 6
1994*US President Bill Clinton and other dignitaries from around the world visit Normandy, France. Many D-Day veterans join them to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Operation Overlord and to pay respect to the thousands who died there in World War II.Ref: 4
1996*A family of four became the first persons to leave the Freemen ranch in Montana since April.Ref: 6
1996*The Senate narrowly rejected a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution as outgoing Majority Leader Bob Dole and the Democrats clashed over deficit reduction.Ref: 6
1998*A strike at a General Motors parts factory near Detroit closed five assembly plants and idled workers nationwide; the walkout lasted seven weeks.Ref: 70
1999*(Prudential Insurance) In a financial update, Prudential says it dispatched letters to all 650,000 claimants detailing awards. Of the total, 1/3 were offered the highest level of relief and 2/3 qualified for lesser relief. (Wall Street Journal, p C1, 7/09/1999)Ref: 33
2000*Unilever agreed to buy Bestfoods for $20.3 billion in a deal creating the world's biggest food company.Ref: 6
2001*Democrats assumed control of the U.S. Senate when Sen. James Jeffords of Vermont left the Republican Party to become an independent.Ref: 70
2002*(Elizabeth Smart) Family and hundreds of volunteers search the streets and foothills of Salt Lake City looking for Elizabeth Smart. Police pursue more than 100 tips. (USA Today, p 3A, 3/13/2003)Ref: 13
2012*Transit of Venus (between Earth & Sun) occurs.Ref: 5
1882*The first electric flatiron, or what we call the electric iron, was patented by H.W. Seely of NY City. We bet he probably had the nicest pressed shirts in the neighborhood.Ref: 4
1907 The first houshold detergent goes on sale in Dusseldorf, Germany Persil.Ref: 10
1942*Adeline Gray made the first nylon-parachute jump in Hartford, CT.Ref: 4
1966*Gemini 9 completes 45 orbits after rendezvous with 'angry alligator', (Agena with undetached launch shroud): Stafford and CernanRef: 62
1971*Soyuz 11 takes 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 1 space station.Ref: 5
1985*Soyuz T-13 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 7 space station.Ref: 5
1191*Richard I of England landed at Tyre and quickly moved towards Acre, where he needed to help an army that was besieging the town which was being held by a garrison of Saladin's troops. By July 12th, the town fell to Richard. Richard held Saladin's men hostage in exchange for 200,000 dinars and 1500 of Richard's own troops who were being held by Saladin. When no ransom was paid, Richard publicly executed 2700 of the garrison. It was at this point that Richard angered Leopold of Austria, who was to imprison Richard as he tried to return to Normandy. Leopold's banner was ripped down from alongside Richard's and the French. The banners indicated that the spoils of war should be shared, but Richard was not prepared the share with Leopold, who had not contributed that much to the fall of Acre. 
1813*The United States invasion of Canada is halted at Stony Creek, Ontario.Ref: 2
1862*The city of Memphis surrenders to the Union navy after an intense naval engagement on the MS River.Ref: 2
1862*Gen Turner Ashby is killed near Harrisonburg, VA.Ref: 5
1916*Germans capture Fort Vaux in Verdun attack.Ref: 38
1918*The World War One Battle of Belleau Wood, which resulted in a US victory over the Germans, began in France. The US 2nd Division captures Bouresches and southern part of Belleau Wood.Ref: 5
1919*Finland declares war on the USSRRef: 62
1942*Japan takes Kiska in the Aleutian Islands.Ref: 82
1942*The Battle of Midway begins.Ref: 37
1942*Nazis burn the village of Lidice Bohemia, as reprisal for the killing of Reihardt Heydrich.Ref: 5
1944*Theodore Roosevelt Jr receives congressional medal of honor.Ref: 5
1944*D-Day: Operation Overlord lands 400,000 Allied American, British, and Canadian troops on the beaches of Normandy in German-occupied France. D-day's Mighty Host.Ref: 2
1967 6 day war between Israel & Arab neighbors begin.Ref: 5
1982 Israeli forces invaded Lebanon to drive Palestine Liberation Organization fighters out of the country. (The Israelis withdrew in June 1985.)Ref: 70
1890 The United States Polo Association was formed in that hotbed of polo action: NY City.Ref: 4
1892*Benjamin Harrison becomes the first US president to attend a major league game as he watches Cincinnati defeat the hometown Washington team in 11 innings, 6-5.Ref: 1
1896 George Samuelson leaves NY harbor to row across the Atlantic.Ref: 5
1913*Yankees lose their thirteenth consecutive game when the team is defeated by the Indians, 2-1.Ref: 1
1913*Rabbit Maranville is thrown out trying to steal home 3 times.Ref: 5
1918*In his first at-bat at Ebbets Field since being traded by the Dodgers in the off-season, Casey Stengel calls time, steps out of the batter's box, tips his hat allowing a bird to fly out much to the amazement and amusement of the fans.Ref: 1
1919*Man O' War wins first victory as a 2-year-old at BelmontRef: 5
1925*White Sox Eddie Collins, at the age of 38, becomes the sixth major leaguer to have 3000 hits when he doubles off of Washington's Walter Johnson.Ref: 1
1931*Yanks turn triple-play but lose 7-5 to the Indians.Ref: 5
1934*Myril Hoag hits a major league record six singles as the Yankees defeat Red Sox, 15-3.Ref: 1
1935*Jesse Owens is elected Captain of the 1936 track team at Ohio State University. He is the First Negro to hold such position on any Ohio State Team. 
1937*Phillies trailing 8-2 to St Louis, forfeit game.Ref: 5
1939*Bert and George Bebble and Carl Stotz form the Little League organization in Williamsport, PA. The three youth teams in the league have uniforms thanks to a $35 donation.Ref: 1
1939*With two outs, the NY Giants hit five home runs in the fourth inning in a 17-3 win over the Reds at the Polo Grounds.Ref: 1
1941*The New York Giants become the first team to wear protective headgear as they don plastic helmets in a game against the Pirates.Ref: 1
1946*New York City was the site of the formation of the Basketball Association of America.Ref: 4
1948*Phillies' pitcher Charlie Bicknell gives up four homers (Dusak, Schoendienst, Slaughter and Jones) in the sixth inning of a 11-1 loss to the Cardinals.Ref: 1
1948*For the second time this season, the Red Sox hit three consecutive homers (Spence, Stephens and Williams) in one inning becoming the first team to accomplish this feat twice in one season.Ref: 1
1957*After an 86-minute delay, the first fog out in major league history occurs at Ebbets Field when the umps call off the Dodgers' game against the Cubs due to poor visability.Ref: 1
1958*Osvaldo 'Ossie' Virgil becomes the first black player to appear in a Tigers' uniform. The versatile Dominican will eventually play every position but pitcher during his nine major league career.Ref: 1
1965*Tom Tresh hits three consecutive home runs as the Yankees blast the White Sox, 12-0.Ref: 1
1966*NFL & AFL announce their merger.Ref: 5
1976*Celtics beat Suns for NBA championship, 4 games to 2.Ref: 5
1976*After a storm drops seven inches of rain causing floods in Houston, twenty fans canoe to the Astrodome to get rain checks for the canceled game at the enclosed stadium.Ref: 1
1979*Willie Horton becomes 43rd player to hit 300 HRs in the majors.Ref: 5
1979*200th running of horse's Derby in England.Ref: 5
1980*Bjorn Borg beats John McEnroe for Wimbeldon title.Ref: 5
1985*Chris Evert wins a grand slam title for 13th straight year (French).Ref: 5
1986*Before the game against the Braves, Padre skipper Steve Boros tries to give ump Charlie Williams a videotape of a disputed play from the previous night and is ejected prior to the first pitch of the game.Ref: 1
1986*Kathy Ormsby, a 21-year-old member of the NC State track team jumps off a bridge permanently paralyzing herself.Ref: 5
1987*NY Yankees play their 13,000th game.Ref: 5
1987*Steffi Graf beat Martina Navratilova and won her first Grand Slam title at the French Open in Paris. She is the only player in tennis history to win each of the four Grand Slam titles at least four times [Wimbledon: 7, French Open: 6, US Open: 5, Australian Open: 4].Ref: 4
1989*Mets turn their first triple play in 7 years but lose to Cubs 8-4.Ref: 5
1990*Stump Merrill replaces Bucky Dent as Yankee manager.Ref: 1
1991*Commissioner Fay Vincent announces that both leagues will share revenues generated by the $190 million expansion fee, and that both circuits will contribute players to the expansion draft.Ref: 86
1992*The Colorado Rockies conduct a tryout camp at the University of Denver baseball field.Ref: 86
1992*Eddie Murray drives in two runs against the Pirates to surpass Mickey Mantle (1,509) as the all-time switch-hitter RBI leader.Ref: 1
1992*2nd WLAF World Bowl.Ref: 5
1993*Cal Ripken suffers a twisted right knee when his spikes catch in the infield grass in contest against the Mariners, The resulting swollen knee the next day almosts ends the streak at Game 1,790.Ref: 1
1997*At Fenway, Indian backstop Sandy Alomar hits four doubles in one game tying the major league record.Ref: 1
2000*Thanks to the Angels' video crew playing a clip from the 1994 movie "Ace Ventura, Pet Detective" on the JumboTron, the Rally Monkey is born. The Anaheim Angels were losing to the San Francisco Giants. With the words "Rally Monkey" superimposed over a monkey jumping up and down in the Jim Carrey movie, the crowd goes wild as Anaheim scores two runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Giants, 6-5.Ref: 1
2002*The Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission agrees to drop its lawsuit against the Twins and Major League Baseball. The deal settles a lawsuit blocking baseball's contraction plan and removes the Twins from consideration for elimination for the 2003 season.Ref: 1
2003*Insisting the corked bat, designed to put on home run displays during batting practice, was accidentally used in the Devil Ray's game, Cub slugger Sammy Sosa is suspended for eight games by major League baseball. Bob Watson, baseball's vice president of on-field operations, agreed the Chicago's outfielder use of an illegal bat was an "isolated incident," but one that still deserved a penalty.Ref: 1
1683*Elias Ashmole opens the first public museum in Oxford, England The Ashmolean.Ref: 10
1882*Blind Scottish Presbyterian clergyman George Matheson penned the words to the hymn, 'O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go.'Ref: 5
1885*The opera "Lakm‚" is produced (Paris).Ref: 5
1933*The first drive-in movie theater opened, in Camden, New Jersey.Ref: 70
1938 Stella Dallas was presented for the first time on the NBC Red radio network. The serial was “the true to life story of mother love and sacrifice.” Stella Dallas continued to do this and so much more until 1955.Ref: 4
1944*CBS radio saluted America’s war doctors with The Doctor Fights, presented for the first time this day.Ref: 4
1946*Henry Morgan is first to take off shirt on TV.Ref: 5
1949 George Orwell's novel "1984" was publishedRef: 62
1954 First Eurovision song contest.Ref: 10
1955*Bill Haley & Comets, "Rock Around the Clock" hits #1.Ref: 5
1956*Gogi Grant (born Audrey Brown) reached the top spot on the Billboard singles chart for the first and only time in her career. Her hit, The Wayward Wind, stayed at the top of the top-tune tabulation for eight weeks and on the music charts for 22 weeks. It was her second record release. The first, in October, 1955, was Suddenly There’s a Valley which climbed to number nine.Ref: 4
1960*Roy Orbison releases "Only the Lonely".Ref: 5
1962*Beatles meet their producer George Martin for the first time and record "Besame Mucho" with Peter Best on drums.Ref: 5
1966*Claus Von Bulow & Martha (Sunny) Crawford wed.Ref: 5
1971*Ed Sullivan show on CBS TV plays last performance after 22 years 11 1/2 months.Ref: 4
1972*David Bowie releases "Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust".Ref: 5
1973*Barry White was awarded a gold record for I’m Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby. It was his first hit and his first of five number one million-sellers. White began recording in 1960. He formed the group, Love Unlimited, in 1969 and married one of the group’s singers, Glodean James. He also formed the 40-piece Love Unlimited Orchestra which had the number-one hit, Love’s Theme in 1973.Ref: 4
1977*Doobie Brothers sponser a Golf Classic & Concert for United Way.Ref: 5
1978*The ABC-TV newsmagazine 20/20 debuted. Producer Bob Shanks, realizing that the first show was a disaster, fired the co-hosts, magazine editor Harold Hayes and Australian art critic Robert Hughes. The next week, Shanks tapped former Today and Concentration host Hugh Downs, formerly of NBC, to take over the show.Ref: 4
1990*A federal judge in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., ruled that the 2 Live Crew album "As Nasty As They Wanna Be" was obscene. The decision was overturned on appeal.Ref: 70
1991*Dana Plato receives 6 yr suspended sentence for robbing a video store.Ref: 5
1998*The Boy is Mine, by Brandy and Monica, zoomed to number 1 on the Billboard pop chart. It ruled the Hot 100 roost for 13 weeks -- putting it in the top ten of longest-running #1 singles in the modern rock era.Ref: 4
2002*R&B singer R Kelly is arrested on an Illinois warrant at a rented home in Davenport FL and released on $750,000 bond. Kelly faces 21 counts of child pornography. (USA Today, p 11D, 1/24/2003)Ref: 13
1436*Regiomontanus (Johannes Moeller) prepares astronomical tables, is born.Ref: 5
1502*King John III of Portugal (the Pious), is born.Ref: 17
1599*Diego Velazquez, Spain, painter (Rokeby Venus) (baptized), is born.Ref: 5
1606*Pierre Corneille France, dramatist (Le Cid, Horace), is born.Ref: 5
1755*Nathan Hale American patriot & Revolutionary War military officer: “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”; arrested [Sep 20, 1776] by British troups while spying for General George Washington; executed Sep 22, 1776 at age 21 [by order of British General William Howe], is born.Ref: 4
1756*John Trumbull US painter (Declaration of Independence), is born.Ref: 5
1799*Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin, Russian writer (Boris Godunov, The Queen of Spades), is born (or May 26th on the Julian (old) calendar).Ref: 68
1799*Birth of Alexis F. Lvov, Russian church musician who composed the tune to the hymn, 'God, the Almighty One! Wisely Ordaining.'.Ref: 5
1842*Steele MacKaye, American playwright, actor and inventor, is born.Ref: 70
1850*Karl F Braun codeveloped wireless telegraphy (Nobel 1909), is born.Ref: 5
1858 -Claude S.G. Montefiore is born.Ref: 10
1868*Robert Falcon Scott leader of ill-fated south polar expedition, is born.Ref: 5
1868*Jan Thorn-Prikker, Dutch painter, designer and decorator, is born.Ref: 70
1872*Alexandra, last Russian tsarina (1894-1918), is born.Ref: 5
1875*Thomas Mann Germany, novelist (Magic Mountain-Nobel 1929), is born in Lubeck Germany.Ref: 68
1879*Sir Patrick Abercrombie, English architect and town planner, is born.Ref: 70
1880*William Cosgrave, Irish statesman and first president, is born.Ref: 70
1886*Paul Dudley White heart specialist, is born.Ref: 5
1887*Ruth Benedict, American anthropologist, is born.Ref: 70
1890*Dorothy Heyward NYC, playwright (Porgy), is born.Ref: 5
1891*Ted Lewis (Theodore Leopold Friedman) clarinettist, singer, bandleader: Ted Lewis & His Band: Somebody Stole My Gal, Alexander’s Ragtime Band; is born.Ref: 4
1894*Harry Greb ("The Human Windmill"), middleweight boxing champion, is born in Pittsburgh PA.Ref: 97
1896*Robert C. Sherriff, English playwright (Journey's End), is born.Ref: 5
1898*Walter Abel actor St Paul Mn, actor (Suspicion, Dream Girl), is born.Ref: 5
1898*William Boyd, American motion-picture and television actor ("Hopalong Cassidy"), is born.Ref: 70
1901*Sukarno, Java, PM of Indonesia (1945-67), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Jimmie Lunceford, American jazz band leader, is born.Ref: 70
1903*Aram (Ilyich) Khachaturyan musician, composer: Sabre Dance, Spartacus, is born in Tiflis Georgia, Russia. (Also: Cross, Milton, "Encyclopedia of the Great Composers and Their Music", Doubleday & Co, 1953)Ref: 4
1905*John Gart Russia, orch leader (Paul Winchell Show), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Bill (William Malcolm) Dickey NY Yankee hall-of-fame catcher (1928-43), manager (1946), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Isaiah Berlin philosopher, historian; is born.Ref: 4
1915*Vincent Persichetti Phila Pennsylvania, composer (Sibyl), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Kirk Kerkorian CEO (MGM, UA), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Richard Crane Newcastle Ind, actor (Surfside 6), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Maxine Kumin, poet novelist and children's author, is born.Ref: 2
1926*Tom Ryan cartoonist: Tumbleweeds, is born.Ref: 4
1926*Klaus Tennstedt Merseburg Germany, conductor (Fidelio), is born.Ref: 5
1928*George Deukmejian Menands NY, (Gov-R-CA 1983-90), is born.Ref: 68
1928*Tony Richardson, English stage and screen director, is born.Ref: 70
1932*David R. Scott NASA astronaut: flew on Gemini 8, Command Module pilot [Apollo 9], walked and drove first Lunar Rover on the moon as commander of Apollo 15, is born.Ref: 4
1932*Billie Whitelaw Coventry England, actress (Omen, Adding Machine), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Heinrich Rohrer Swiss physicist (tunneling microscope-Nobel 1986), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Roy Innes civil rights leader: National Chairman of Congress of Racial Equality [CORE], is born.Ref: 4
1934*Philippe Entremont France, pianist/conductor (Vienna Chamber Orch), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Jon Henricks swimmer: Univ of Southern CA, Olympic Gold Medalist: Melbourne: 2 gold [1956], Rome: 2 gold [1960], is born.Ref: 4
1935*The 14th Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso), Tibet, spiritual leader of Tibet's Lamaistic Buddhists, is born.Ref: 5
1935*Bobby Mitchell, Pro Football Hall of Famer: Cleveland Browns running back; Washington Redskins wide receiver: first black player for Washington; All Pro [1962 & 64]; four Pro Bowls, is born.Ref: 4
1936*Levi Stubbs (Stubbles) lead singer: group: The Four Tops: Baby I Need Your Loving, I Can’t Help Myself, Reach Out I’ll be There, Standing in the Shadows of Love, Seven Rooms of Gloom, Bernadette, is born.Ref: 4
1939*Gary "US" Bonds [Anderson] singer/songwriter (New Orleans), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Ed (Edward) Giacomin Hockey Hall of Fame goalie: NHL: NY Rangers [Vezina Trophy winner: 1970-71], Detroit Red Wings, is born.Ref: 4
1939*Marian Wright Edelman, first African-American woman to be admitted to the Mississippi Bar, founder of the Children's Defense Fund, is born.Ref: 2
1941*Marshall Johnston hockey: Univ. of Denver [NCAA Championship team: 1961], Canadian Olympic Team [1964, 1968]; NHL: Minnesota North Stars, California Golden Seals; coach: California Golden Seals, Denver Univ., Colorado Rockies, NJ Devils, NY Islanders, Ottawa Senators, is born.Ref: 4
1942*Sandra Morgan US 4 X 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1956), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Merv (Mervin Weldon) Rettenmund baseball: Baltimore Orioles [World Series: 1969, 1970, 1971], Cincinnati Reds [World Series: 1975], SD Padres, California Angels, is born.Ref: 4
1943*Joe Stampley country singer: Soul Song, There’s Another Woman, Whiskey Chasin’, Back Slidin’, Double Shot of My Baby’s Love, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Peter Albin musician: bass, guitar & vocals: group: Big Brother and The Holding Company: Piece of My Heart, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Monty Alexander jazz musician: piano: So What?, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Bud (Derrel McKinley) Harrelson baseball: NY Mets [World Series: 1969, 1973/all-star: 1970, 1971], Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, is born.Ref: 4
1945*David Dukes actor: War & Remembrance, The Winds of War, Sisters, The Men’s Club, Snow Kill, The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal, The Josephine Baker Story, Held Hostage; is born.Ref: 4
1946*Chelsea Brown Chicago Ill, comedienne (Laugh-in, Matt Lincoln), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Ada Kok swimmer: Netherlands Olympic silver medalist Tokyo [1964], is born.Ref: 4
1947*Marion Coakes England, equestrian show jumper (Olympic-silver-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Richard Lewis comedian/actor (Anything But Love) (or June 29), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Robert Englund actor (Freddy Kreuger-Nightmare on Elm St, V), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Dwight Twilley country singer (Twilley Don't Mind), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Harvey Fierstein Tony Award-winning actor: Torch Song Trilogy [1983]; Mrs. Doubtfire, Bullets Over Broadway; and playwright: Torch Song Trilogy [1983]; La Cage aux Folles, Tidy Endings; actor: Mrs. Doubtfire, Independence Day, is born.Ref: 4
1955*Sandra Bernhard comedian/actress bugs Letterman (King of Comedy), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Dana Carvey Missoula Montana, comedian (Church Lady-SNL), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Bjorn Borg Sodertlage Sweden, tennis champ (Wimbeldon 1976-79), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Marilyn Jones Pitts Pa, actress (Carey-King's Crossing), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Amanda Pays actress (Max Headroom, Off Limits), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Steve Vai musician: guitar: group: David Lee Roth Band: California Girls, is born.Ref: 4
1960*Gary Graham actor (Money on the Side), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Sydney Walsh actress (Mo-Hooperman), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Terri Nunn Calif, singer (Berlin-You Take my Breathe Away), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Dee C Lee [Diane Sealey], rocker (Style Council-You're Best Thing), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Sherry J Traylor Mexico Missouri, Miss Missouri-America (1991), is born.Ref: 5
1965*David Whyte rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Max Casella actor (Vinnie-Doogie Howser), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Douglas Lee Mitchell Miles Mi, heavy metal artist (Southgang), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Damon Pampolina rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Staci Keanan [Anastasia Love Sagorsky], actress (Nicole-My 2 Dads), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Lukas Hass actor (Lady in White), is born.Ref: 5
-53 -BC- Marcus Licinius Crassus, Roman officer, governor of Syria, dies.Ref: 68
1557*King John III of Portugal (the Pious), dies.Ref: 17
1799*Statesman, rabblerouser, Patrick Henry dies at age 63 in Charlotte County VA.Ref: 70
1826*Karl Maria von Weber opera composer: Der Freischutz; dies.Ref: 4
1830*John Paul, the designated founder of Xenia (Ohio), dies in Madison IN. (Ref: Prindle, Eric, "Xenia -- From A Hole In The Rock, 12/7/1978) 
1832*Jeremy Bentham, English philosopher, economist and exponent of Utilitarianism, dies at age 84.Ref: 70
1849*William Berryhill of Bellbrook (Greene County OH) becomes the first person (of at least 85) to die in the summer's cholera epidemic.Ref: 56
1865*Confederate raider Wiliam Quantrill, 27, leader of the infamous raid on Lawrence KS, dies from a wound received a month earlier while escaping a Union patrol near Taylorsville, Kentucky.Ref: 68
1882*Cyclone in Arabian Sea (Bombay India) drowns 100,000.Ref: 5
1891*Sir John A. Macdonald, the first prime minister of Canada (1867-73), dies.Ref: 68
1921*Alfred Hermann Fried, Germany, pacifist (Nobel 1911), is born.Ref: 68
1921*Georges Feydeau, dramatist, dies.Ref: 68
1922*Lillian Russell (Helen Louise Leonard) singer, actress: Wild Fire; burlesque: The Great Mogul [1881]; dies at age 60.Ref: 4
1941*Louis Chevrolet, French-born American automobile designer, dies at age 62.Ref: 70
1947*James Agate, English drama critic for the London Sunday Times (1923-47), dies at age 69.Ref: 70
1948*Louis Jean Lumiere, French chemist, with brother Auguste made first motion picture in 1895, dies at age 83.Ref: 70
1956*Margaret Wycherly actress (Claudia), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1961*Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung, one of the founders of modern psychiatry, dies at age 85.Ref: 2
1962*Guinn Williams actor (Big Boy-Circus Boy), dies at 63.Ref: 5
1965*Thornton W Burgess, US author of children's books, dies.Ref: 17
1965*Lester Matthews (Sir Dennis-Adv of Fu Manchu), dies at 64.Ref: 5
1966*Claudette Orbison wife of singer Roy, dies in a motorcyle crash.Ref: 5
1967*Edward G Givens Jr astronaut, dies in an auto accident at 37.Ref: 5
1968*Randolph Churchill, English author, journalist and politician, dies at age 57.Ref: 70
1968*Sen. Robert F. Kennedy died at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, a day after he was shot by Sirhan Bishara Sirhan.Ref: 70
1971*Air West filght 706 collides with Navy Phantom jet over LA, 50 die.Ref: 5
1972*Explosion at world's largest coal mine kills 427 (Wankie Rhodesia).Ref: 5
1975*Larry Blyden (Ivan Lawrence Blieden) actor: Harry’s Girls; TV moderator: What’s My Line [1972-75]; dies at age 49.Ref: 4
1976*J. Paul Getty, the American businessman and oil tycoon who controlled the Getty Oil Company, dies at age 83 in London.Ref: 70
1979*Jack (John Joseph) Haley actor: The Wizard of Oz, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Alexander’s Ragtime Band; dies.Ref: 4
1979 Jack Haley Sr. dies.Ref: 10
1982 Kenneth Rexroth dies.Ref: 10
1984*1,200 die in Sikh "Golden Temple" uprising India.Ref: 5
1988*Ella Raines actress, dies of throat cancer at 67.Ref: 5
1991*(S.F.) Sylvia (Feldman) Porter financial columnist: New York Post, New York Daily News; author: Sylvia Porter’s A Home of Your Own, Money Book; dies at age 77.Ref: 4
1991*Larry Kert actor (Tony-West Side Story), dies from AIDS.Ref: 5
1991*Stan Getz (Stanley Gayetzby) jazz musician: The Girl from Ipanema [w/Astrud Gilberto]; 17-time winner of Down Beat mag’s top tenor saxophone poll; dies at age 64.Ref: 4
1994*(Patrick) Barry Sullivan actor: The Bad and the Beautiful, The Road West, Oh, God! , Earthquake, The Bastard; dies.Ref: 4
1996*George Davis Snell, American geneticist and Nobel Prize winner, dies at age 92.Ref: 70
1997*Magda Gabor (of the Gabor sisters) dies.Ref: 24
1999*Eddie (Edward Raymond) Stanky ‘The Brat’, ‘Muggsy’: baseball: Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Dodgers [World Series: 1947/all-star: 1947], Boston Braves [World Series: 1948/all-star: 1948], NY Giants [World Series: 1950/all-star: 1951/record for walks in a row (7 in 1950)], SL Cardinals; manager: SL Cardinals, Chicago White Sox; dies.Ref: 4
2000*Jeff MacNelly cartoonist: Shoe; dies of lymphoma.Ref: 4
2002*Dee Dee Ramone, bass player for the pioneer punk band the Ramones, died in Los Angeles at age 50.Ref: 70

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