Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
June 13th

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1373 Anglo-Portuguese Treaty of Alliance (world's oldest) signed.Ref: 5
1381*?Richard, in a barge with some councilors, meets rebels at Blackheath. Richard wants to meet, but Chancellor and Treasurer advise against. Exchange between boat and shore takes place; barge returns to Tower. Richard addresses mob at Tower Hill, offering a pardon, which they scorn. A meeting is set for 7 o'clock the next morning at Mile End. The city is in flames that night. 
1525*(Protestant Reformation) German Reformer Martin Luther, 42, married former nun Katherine von Bora, 26. Their 21-year marriage bore six children. Kate outlived her husband (who died in 1546) by six years.Ref: 5
1766*In Williamsburg, a ball and general illumination of the town celebrated the repeal of the Stamp Act. 
1774*Rhode Island becomes first colony to prohibit importation of slaves.Ref: 5
1789*Mrs. Alexander Hamilton served a new dessert treat for General George Washington. The highlight of the dinner party was ice cream!Ref: 4
1798*Mission San Luis Rey de Francia founded in CA.Ref: 5
1807*Chief Justice John Marshall issues his opinion concerning the defense motion for a subpoena directed to President Jefferson.Ref: 87
1837*First Mormon missionaries to the British Isles leave Kirtland, Ohio.Ref: 5
1842*Queen Victoria gets her first train ride.Ref: 62
1866*House passes 14th Amendment.Ref: 5
1876*The Presbyterian Church in England merged with the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland, in creating a more uniform representation of the Reformed faith in the British Isles.Ref: 5
1877*Congress of Berlin begins.Ref: 89
1886*Fire destroys nearly 1,000 buildings in Vancouver, BC.Ref: 5
1888*The Hooven and Allison Company is incorporated with plant and facilities in Xenia OH. (XDG, p 6A, 6/24/2003)Ref: 83
1888*Congress creates the Department of Labor.Ref: 5
1889*2' of snow accumulates in Rawlins Wyoming.Ref: 5
1890*Eagle Ave in the Bronx is cut out & named.Ref: 5
1898*Yukon Territory of Canada organized, Dawson chosen as capital.Ref: 5
1902*3M (Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing) founded by five businessmen; now has 50,000 products.Ref: 10
1907*Lowest temp ever in 48 US states for June, 2øF in Tamarack Calif.Ref: 5
1910*William D Crum, a SC physician, appointed minister to Liberia.Ref: 5
1920*The US Post Office Department rules that children may not be sent by parcel post.Ref: 2
1921*Vanzetti is identified by Michael LeVangie, the gate-keeper at a railroad crossing, as being the driver of the bandit car.Ref: 87
1923*The French set a trade barrier between occupied Ruhr and the rest of Germany.Ref: 2
1926*(thru Sep 17th) The Medeiros motion is argued before Judge Thayer.Ref: 87
1933*Federal Home Owners Loan Corporation authorized.Ref: 5
1933*First sodium vapor lamps installed (Schenectady NY).Ref: 5
1949*Installed by the French, Bao Dai enters Saigon to rule Vietnam.Ref: 2
1953*(Rosenberg) Supreme Court denies stay of execution.Ref: 87
1966*The Supreme Court issued its landmark "Miranda" decision, ruling that criminal suspects had to be informed of their constitutional rights prior to questioning by police.Ref: 5
1967*(US Supreme Court Justice) President Johnson nominated Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the US Supreme Court.Ref: 5
1969*(My Lai) Hugh Thompson identifies William Calley as the officer present at My Lai.Ref: 87
1971*The NY Times began publishing the Pentagon Papers, a secret study of America's involvement in Vietnam.Ref: 5
1977*James Earl Ray, the convicted assassin of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., was recaptured following his escape three days earlier from a Tennessee prison.Ref: 5
1978 Israelis withdraw the last of their invading forces from Lebanon.Ref: 2
1979*Sioux Indians are awarded $105 million in compensation for the 1877 US seizure of the Black Hills in South Dakota.Ref: 2
1980*UN Security Council calls for South Africa to free Nelson Mandela.Ref: 5
1980*Rep John Jenrette Jr (D-SC) indicted in "Abscam" investigation.Ref: 5
1981*A scare occurred during a parade in London when a teen-ager fired six blank shots at Queen Elizabeth II.Ref: 5
1981*39 Unification church couples wed in Germany.Ref: 5
1986*Pres Reagan criticizes South African state of emergency.Ref: 5
1988*US Supreme Court refuses to hear Yonkers argument they aren't racist.Ref: 5
1990*Wash DC mayor Marion Barry announces he will not seek a 4th term,Ref: 5
1991*The US Supreme Court ruled a jailed suspect represented by a lawyer in one criminal case sometimes may be questioned by police about another crime without the lawyer present.Ref: 6
1993*Canada's Progressive Conservative Party chooses Defense Minister Kim Campbell to succeed Brian Mulroney as prime minister. She is the first woman to hold that post. (XDG, p 4A, 6/13/2003)Ref: 83
1994*(OJ Simpson) O.J. Simpson is notified of the murders while on a business trip in Chicago. He returns to Los Angeles, is temporarily handcuffed, and taken in for questioning. Robert Shapiro is contacted on Simpson's behalf and asked to become defense counsel.Ref: 87
1994*A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blamed recklessness by Exxon Corp. and Capt. Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the nation's worst oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages.Ref: 70
1996*The Supreme Court placed greater limits on congressional districts intentionally drawn to get more minorities elected to Congress.Ref: 5
1996*(King) The U. S. Supreme Court reverses the Ninth Circuit and upholds the sentence of Judge Davies on most points, but orders resentencing on the basis of two errors.Ref: 87
1996*An 81-day-old standoff ended as 16 members of the anti-government Freemen group surrendered to the FBI and left their Montana ranch.Ref: 70
1997*A jury voted unanimously to give Timothy McVeigh the death penalty for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.Ref: 70
1998*Civil rights leaders and politicians call for the end of racial violence as hundreds of mourners gather in Jasper TX for the funeral of James Byrd Jr, a black man who was brutally killed by white supremacists. (XDG, p 4A, 6/13/2003)Ref: 83
1998*President Clinton visited Thurston High School in Springfield OR, where two students were killed and 22 others wounded the previous month. (XDG, p 4A, 6/13/2003)Ref: 83
2000*Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who'd tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981. (TWA, 2001)Ref: 95
2000*The presidents of South Korea and North Korea opened a summit in the northern capital of Pyongyang with pledges to seek reunification of the divided peninsula.Ref: 70
2002*US Roman Catholic bishops held and extraordinary closed-door meeting in Dallas on the sex scandal that had shaken the church as they crafted a zero-tolerance policy for pedophile priests. (XDG, p 4A, 6/13/2003)Ref: 83
2002*Backed by the US, Hamid Karzai overwhelmingly won 18 more months as leader of Afghanistan's fledgling government. (XDG, p 4A, 6/13/2003)Ref: 83
2002*Asteroid large enough to obliterate London passes earth at only 75,000 miles-2nd closest miss ever.Ref: 10
1611*John Fabricius dedicates earliest sunspot publication.Ref: 5
1805*Lewis & Clark: Scouting ahead of the rest of the expedition, Lewis comes across "the grandest sight I ever beheld" – the Great Falls of the Missouri, proof the captains had been correct. But then he discovers four more waterfalls immediately upriver. They will have to portage eighteen and a half miles to get around them all.Ref: 65
1910*Pilot Charles Hamilton makes first 1-day round-trip from NY to Phila.Ref: 5
1927*Charles Lindbergh receives the Flying Cross and is treated to a ticker tape parade to celebrate his successful crossing of the Atlantic. For the first time, an American flag was displayed from the right hand of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.Ref: 2
1927*For the first time, an American flag was displayed from the right hand of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.Ref: 4
1944*The wire recorder was patented by Marvin Camras. Wire recorders were the precursor of much easier to use magnetic tape recorders.Ref: 4
1946*First transcontinental round-trip flight in 1-day, CA-Maryland.Ref: 5
1983*Pioneer 10, already in space for 11 years, flies past Neptune and becomes first man-made object to leave Solar System.Ref: 2
1990*Boeing 767 sets nonstop commercial flight, Seattle to Narobi KenyaRef: 5
1777*The Marquis de Lafayette arrives in the American colonies to help in their rebellion against Britain.Ref: 2
1863*Confederate forces on their way to Gettysburg clash with Union troops at the Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia.Ref: 2
1900 China's Boxer Rebellion targeting foreigners, as well as Chinese Christians, erupted into full-scale violence.Ref: 5
1940*Paris is evacuated as the Germans advance on the city.Ref: 2
1940*Spain's Generalissimo Franco changes Spain's status from neutral to nonbelligerent. 
1942*President Roosevelt created the Office of War Information, and appointed radio news commentator Elmer Davis to be its head. (XDG, p 4A, 6/13/2003)Ref: 83
1942*First V-2 rocket launch, Peenemonde, Germany; reached 1.3 km.Ref: 5
1943*German spies land on Long Island, New York, and are soon captured.Ref: 2
1944*10 V-1 (Fieseler Fi-103) Buzz Bombs are launched from France to England. These are the first of many.Ref: 36
1951*U.N. troops seize Pyongyang, North Korea.Ref: 2
1893*The first British Ladies golf championship took place -- in St. Agnes, England.Ref: 4
1895*Emile Levassor wins first Paris-Bordeaux-Paris auto race (24 kph).Ref: 5
1905*Giants' hurler Christy Mathewson pitches his second career no-hitter defeating the Cubs, 1-0.Ref: 1
1913*Yanks win 13th game of year after losing 36 games.Ref: 5
1913*In the top of the ninth inning with no outs at New York's Polo Grounds, Christy Mathewson strands a runner on third base to record his 300th career victory as the Giants edge the Cubs, 3-2. During his 17-year major league career, 'Big Six' will compile 373-188 record.Ref: 1
1918*Philles & Cards tie 8-8 in 19 innings.Ref: 5
1921*At the Polo Grounds in New York, Babe Ruth pitches the first five innings and hits two home runs, including a 460-foot shot into the center-field bleachers, as the Yankees defeat Tigers, 11-8Ref: 1
1924*After Bob Meusel get hit with a pitch in his back in the top of the ninth, the Yankee outfielder hurls his bat at Tiger pitcher Bert Cole, and charges the mound. The resulting melee, including players, fans and police, lasts for nearly 30 minutes and when ump Billy Evans is unable to clear the field, he forfeits the game to New York, 10-6.Ref: 1
1935*Jim Braddock defeated Max Baer in a 15-round decision. Braddock captured the world heavyweight boxing title for the win at the Long Island Bowl in New York.Ref: 4
1937*Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs against St Louis Browns.Ref: 5
1940*The Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs were the first two major-league baseball teams to play at Doubleday Field at Cooperstown, NY in the Hall of Fame Game.Ref: 4
1947*First night game at Fenway Park (Red Sox 5, White Sox 3).Ref: 5
1948*With the crowd of 49,641 singing 'Auld Lang Syne' to the Babe, the Yankees celebrate the silver anniversity of Yankee Stadium by holding 'Babe Ruth Day'. With members of the 1923 team (the first team to play in the stadium) looking on, the dying superstar's uniform number 3 is retired and sent to Cooperstown.Ref: 1
1957*Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams becomes the first American Leaguer to have two three-homer games in one season. The 'Splendid Splinter' drives in five runs helping Boston to defeat the Indians, 9-3.Ref: 1
1964*In a 7-1 victory over the Astros, Cardinal third baseman Ken Boyer hits for the cycle. In the same game, Lou Brock makes his debut in a St. Louis uniform with two hits, including a triple, and also steals a base.Ref: 1
1973*Garvey, Lopes, Cey & Russell play together for first time, set record of staying together as an infield for 8+ years (LA Dodgers).Ref: 5
1983*As a member of the Expos, Pete Rose slashes a double off Phillie hurler Jerry Koosman for his 4,000th career hit as Montreal beats Philadelphia in the Friday the 13th contest at Olympic Stadium, 5-1.Ref: 1
1984*Rick Sutcliffe was traded from the Cleveland Indians to the Chicago Cubs. Sutcliffe had been 4-5 for the Indians, but ended the season 16-1 with the Cubs. He led the Cubbies to the National League East Division title.Ref: 4
1985*Andy North won his first tournament in seven years by capturing the US Open with a winning scorecard of 279. North won a paycheck of $103,000. Tze-Chung Chen of Taiwan, who had been the tourney leader until final day of competition, finished second in his US Open debut.Ref: 4
1986*Steve Garvey first ejection from a game, after Atlanta's triple-play.Ref: 5
1986*Hector 'Macho' Camacho stops Edwin Rosario to retain the lightweight boxing title.Ref: 97
1987 Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel & Anne Knabe complete cycling journey of 15,266 mi from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Argentina.Ref: 5
1988*Boston Red Sox are 10 games back in AL, & go on to win the AL East.Ref: 5
1989*Detroit sweeps Los Angeles, for the NBA championship.Ref: 5
1991*Tragedy struck the first round of the US Open golf tournament when lightning struck and killed a spectator.Ref: 5
1991*NHL owners present contract to players (leads to Apr 1, 1992 strike)Ref: 5
1994*At the age of 34, Cub second baseman Ryne Sandberg suddenly retires walking away from $16 million.Ref: 1
1995*Fans flow into Coors Field (home of the Colorado Rockies) for the park's first of 203 consecutive sellouts.Ref: 86
1997*The Brewers played their first interleague game at Wrigley Field winning 4-2 against the Chicago Cubs. The Brewers were the first American League team to play a non-exhibition game in Wrigley Field since the 1945 World Series.Ref: 86
1998*The first triple play ever completed at Dodger Stadium is turned by Darren Dreifort, Eric Young, Jose Vizcaino and Bobby Bonilla.Ref: 1
1998*For the fourth time in major league history, teammates hit back-to-back homers in consecutive innings as Javy Lopez and Andruw Jones accomplish the feat for the Atlanta Braves.Ref: 1
1999*Omar Olivares ties a major league record by hitting four Diamondbacks.The Angels' hurler becomes the 19th pitcher to hit four batters in a game, but the second Anaheim moundsman in three weeks to tie the dubious mark as teammate Steve Sparks also plunked four batters on May 22.Ref: 1
1999*With his Astros ahead 4-1 in the 8th inning, the game is suspended when Houston manager Larry Dierker can't speak, falls and begins shaking violently due to a gran mal seizure.Ref: 86
2000*Los Angeles Dodger Eric Karros blasts the 229th home run of his career and became the Los Angeles Dodgers All-Time Home Run King, passing Ron Cey.Ref: 86
2001*After losing to the Expos in 12 innings on Mark Smith's home run which was clearly foul when viewed video replays, the Yankees restore the missing screen on the bottom three feet to the fair side of the left-field foul pole. The section was removed so fans sitting behind the pole would an unobstructed view of the game.Ref: 1
2001*The Pittsburgh Pirates trade infielder Enrique Wilson (.186, 8, 1 in 46 games) to the Yankees in exchange for Double-A Norwich relief pitcher Damaso Marte (3-1, 3.50 in 23 appearances).Ref: 1
2001*Hitting 16 home runs in one game, Van Meter and St. Marys (Martensdale) tie a national high school established in 1928. Twelve different players go deep with the help of the wind and a small ballpark.Ref: 1
2002*The Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley Cup, beating the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 in game 5 of the finals. (XDG, p 4A, 6/13/2003)Ref: 83
2003*On his fourth attempt, Roger Clemens becomes the 21st pitcher and the first since 1990 to record 300 career wins as the 40-year-old righty goes 6 2/3 innings in the Yankees' 5-2 inter-league victory over the Cardinals. In the second inning when Edgar Renteria swings through full-count fastball, the 'Rocket' also joins Nolan Ryan (5,714) and Steve Carlton (4,136) as just the third hurler to record 4000 career strikeouts.Ref: 1
1855*The opera "Les Vˆpres Sicilenne" is produced (Paris).Ref: 5
1863*Samuel Butler publishes first part of "Erewhon," Christchurch, NZ.Ref: 5
1884 First roller coaster opens at Coney Island, New York invented and built by LaMarcus Thompson.Ref: 10
1939*Lionel Hampton and his band recorded Memories of You for Victor Records.Ref: 4
1956*CBS Cartoon Theater premiered.Ref: 73
1969*Mick Taylor leaves John Mayall Band & joins the Rolling StonesRef: 5
1970*Beatles' "Let It Be," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks.Ref: 5
1970*Beatles' "Long & Winding Road," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks.Ref: 5
1970*The song Make It with You, by David Gates and Bread, was released. It turned out to be a number-one hit (8/22/70). Though Bread had a dozen hits, including one other million-seller (Baby I’m-A Want You, 1971); Make It with You was the soft-pop group’s only number one tune.Ref: 4
1971*Singer Francis Albert Sinatra made an attempt to retire from show business following a performance this night at the Music Center in Los Angeles, CA. ‘Ol’ Blue Eyes’ got a bit restless in retirement, however, and was back in Sinatra The Main Event at Madison Square Garden in November 1973.Ref: 4
1980*Paul McCartney releases "Waterfall".Ref: 5
1981*Tom Snyder interviews Charles Manson on "Tomorrow".Ref: 5
1987 Garrison Keilor, host and storyteller on the award-winning public radio series, A Prairie Home Companion, left the program and its delightful shores of Lake Wobegon for Denmark where he intended to spend his time writing (he returned to the US two years later). He had been with the program for 13 years.Ref: 4
1988*George Harrison releases "This is Love"Ref: 5
1991*Copy of Declaration of Independence printed July 4, 1776 sold for $2.42 million at Sotheby's, N.Y.Ref: 10
40*Gnaeus Julius Agricola Roman general; conquered Wales, is born.Ref: 5
823*Charles II (the Bald) king of France (843-77), emperor (875-77), is born.Ref: 5
1752*Fanny Burney, England, author (Camille, Evelina), is born.Ref: 5
1773*Thomas Young proponent of the wave theory of light, is born.Ref: 5
1786*Winfield Scott American army general/presidential candidate, is born.Ref: 5
1790*Jose Antonio Paez, Venezuelan soldier and politician, is born.Ref: 70
1816*Birth of Edward F. Rimbault, the English church organist who composed the hymn tune to which is sung 'O Happy Day, That Fixed My Choice.'.Ref: 5
1821*Albert duc de Broglie, France, premier (1873-74, 1977), is born.Ref: 5
1831*James Clerk Maxwel, physicist, formulated electromagnetic theory, is born.Ref: 5
1854*Sir Charles Parsons, engineer and inventor of the steam turbine, is born.Ref: 62
1865*William Butler Yeats Ireland, poet (Wild Swans at Coole-Nobel 1923), is born.Ref: 68
1879*Robert Wood, American business executive, is born.Ref: 70
1881*Lois Weber first US woman film director (What Do Men Want?), is born.Ref: 5
1884*Etienne Gilson, French Canadian philosopher and historian, is born.Ref: 70
1885*Elisabeth Schumann, soprano with the Vienna State Opera, is born.Ref: 68
1892*Basil Rathbone Johannesburg S Africa, actor (Sherlock Holmes), is born.Ref: 5
1893*Dorothy L Sayers England, novelist (9 Taylors), is born.Ref: 5
1894*Mark van Doren Ill, author (The Happy Critic), is born.Ref: 5
1897*Paavo Johannes Nurmi Finland, 5K runner (Olympic-gold-1924), is born.Ref: 5
1897*Birth of Reuben Larson, missionary pioneer who in 1931 (along with Clarence W. Jones) co-founded the World Radio Missionary Fellowship. Since 1969, WRMF has been headquartered in Opa Locka, Florida.Ref: 5
1899*Carlos Chavez Mexico City, conductor/composer (Sinfon¡a India)Ref: 5
1900*Ian Hunter S Africa, actor (Sir Richard-Robin Hood), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Tage Erlander, Swedish prime minister (1946-69), is born.Ref: 70
1903*Red (Harold) Grange Pro and College Football Hall of Famer: ‘The Galloping Ghost’: Chicago Bears, University of IL: running back, is born.Ref: 68
1908*(Maria Helena) Vieira da Silva artist: style: Parisian School and abstract expressionism; is born.Ref: 4
1910*Mary (Isabelle) Wickes (Wickenhauser) actress: Little Women, Sister Act, Postcards from the Edge, How to Murder Your Wife; is born.Ref: 4
1911*Luis W Alvarez, American physicist (Nobel-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Albert Cleage famous African, is born.Ref: 5
1912*Samuel A. (Albert) Taylor playwright: Sabrina [1954], Vertigo, Three on a Couch, Topaz, Sabrina [1995]; is born.Ref: 4
1912*Mary Wickes St Louis Mo, actress (Dennis the Menace, Julia, Doc), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Ralph Edwards Merino Colo, TV host (This is Your Life), is born.Ref: 5
1915*J Donald Budge US tennis player (1st to hold world's 4 major titles), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Si (Simon) Zentner bandleader, trombonist: Boyd Raeburn Orchestra; is born.Ref: 4
1918*Ben Johnson, Foraker Okla, actor (Chisum, Battle Force, Dillinger), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Knut Nordahl Sweden, soccer players (Olympic-gold-1948), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Mel (Melvin Lloyd) ‘Dusty’ Parnell baseball: pitcher: Boston Red Sox [all-star: 1949, 1951], is born.Ref: 4
1926*Paul Lynde Mt Vernon Ohio, comedian (Uncle Arthur-Bewitched), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Christo (Christo Javacheff), Bulgaria, artist, wrapper (Running Fence), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Michel Jazy track: world-record holder in the mile [1965-3 minutes, 53.6 seconds]Ref: 4
1940*Dallas Long Olympic Gold Medal-winning shot-putter: [Tokyo: 1964], world record [67' 10": 1964], is born.Ref: 4
1940*Bobby Freeman SF, rocker (Do You Want to Dance), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Robert Forester Rochester NY, actor (Banyon, Nakia), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Tom Hallick Buffalo NY, actor (Search), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Malcolm McDowell actor: A Clockwork Orange, O Lucky Man, Blue Thunder, Caligula, Gulag, Look Back in Anger, Fantasy Island [1998], is born.Ref: 68
1943*Edward Skorek Poland, volleball player (Olympic-gold-1976), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Joe Amato NHRA top fuel drag racing champion (1991), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Ronald J Grabe NYC, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 51-J, STS 30, STS 42), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Peter Holm boyfriend of Joan Collins, is born.Ref: 5
1948*Dennis Locorriere musician: guitar, singer: group: Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show: Sylvia’s Mother, Sexy Eyes, The Cover of "Rolling Stone", When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman, is born.Ref: 4
1950*J.P. Bordeleau hockey: NHL: Chicago Blackhawks, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Howard Leese musician: guitar, keyboards: group: Heart: Crazy on You, Magic Man, Barracuda, Straight On, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Richard Thomas Emmy Award-winning actor: The Waltons [1973]; Roots: The Next Generation, All Quiet on the Western Front, Johnny Belinda, is born in New York City.Ref: 4
1952*Ernie (Leo Ernest) Whitt baseball: catcher: Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays [all-star: 1985], Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, is born.Ref: 4
1953*Tim Allen (Timothy Allen Dick) comedian, actor: Home Improvement, Showtime Comedy Club All-Stars II, The Santa Clause, Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Galaxy Quest, is born.Ref: 4
1962*Ally Sheedy NYC, actress (St Elmo's, Short Circuit, Maid to Order), is born.Ref: 68
1963*Bettina Bunge Switz, tennis player (Virginia Slims of Calif 1983), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Catarina Lindqvist Sweden, tennis player (Swedish Open 1986), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Deniece (Lisa Marie) Pearson singer: group: Five Star: System Addict, Can’t Wait Another Minute, Find the Time, Rain or Shine, Stay Out of My Life, The Slighest Touch, is born.Ref: 4
1971*Broderick nonuplets Sydney Australia (7 of 9 survived infancy), is born.Ref: 5
1986*Actresses Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are born. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
-323*-BC- Alexander the Great, king of Macedonia, dies of fever at Babylon at age 32.Ref: 17
1231 St. Antony of Padua dies.Ref: 10
1825*Johann Peter Melchior, German artist, dies at age 82.Ref: 70
1861*Jean-Eugene Robert-Houdin, French magician, dies at age 55.Ref: 70
1871*Hurricane kills 300 in Labrador.Ref: 5
1871*Robert Houdin, magician from which Houndini derived his stage name, dies.Ref: 68
1886*Louis II ("mad king Ludwig"), German king of Bavaria (1864-86), drowns in Lake Starnberg. at age 40.Ref: 5
1930*22 people killed by hailstones in Siatista GreeceRef: 5
1946*Edward Bowes radio host (Major Bowes Amateur Hour), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1955*Mercedes racing car kills 77 at Le Mans France.Ref: 5
1961*Ben Jones Missouri, horse trainer (Citation, Whirlaway), dies at age 78.Ref: 70
1962*Sir Eugene Goossens composer, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1965*Martin Buber German/Israeli philosopher/theologist (Ich und Du), dies.Ref: 70
1972*Clyde (Lensley) McPhatter singer: Treasure of Love, Long Lonely Nights, A Lovers Question, Lover Please; groups: Dominoes: Do Something for Me, Sixty Minute Man, Have Mercy Baby; Drifters: Money Honey, Such a Night/Lucille, Honey Love; dies of a heart attack.Ref: 5
1977*(US Supreme Court Justice) Tom C Clark former Supreme Court Justice, dies in NY at 77.Ref: 5
1979*Darla Hood actress (Little Rascals), dies.Ref: 5
1982*Fahd becomes king of Saudi Arabia when King Khalid dies at 69.Ref: 5
1986*Benny Goodman, the clarinet playing King of Swing, dies in NY at 77.Ref: 5
1987*Geraldine Page Academy Award-winning actress: The Trip to Bountiful [1985]; The Day of the Locust, Harry?s War, Pete ?n? Tillie, Summer and Smoke, Sweet Bird of Youth, Toys in the Attic; Emmy Award-winner: A Christmas Memory, ABC Stage 67 [1966-1967], The Thanksgiving Visitor [1968-1969]; dies at age 62.Ref: 4
1993*Deke (Donald) Slayton astronaut: Apollo Mission, July 1975; chief of flight operations at Johnson Space Center, one of the original "Mercury Seven", dies at age 69.Ref: 4
1994*Palestinian blows himself up on bus in Hadera in central Israel. Six Israelis killed, 25 wounded. Hamas claims responsibility. Ref 

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