Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
June 16th

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632*Origin of Persian [Yezdegird] Era.Ref: 5
1288*Share dealings in oldest company recorded-Great Copper Mountain Mining Corp of Falun, Sweden.Ref: 10
1567*Mary, Queen of Scots, is imprisoned in Lochleven Castle in Scotland.Ref: 70
1654*Queen Christina, a convert to Roman Catholicism, abdicates her Swedish throne to devote the remainder of her life to religion and art.Ref: 5
1692*(Salem Witch Trials) Roger Toothaker dies in prison.Ref: 87
1744*(thru Jul 7th) Treaty at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, between Iroquois nations of Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca, on the one side, and British colonies of Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania on the other. George Crogan establishes trading post at Mingo town of Cuyahoga. He soon becomes a political power among the Ohio Indians.Ref: 92
1771*At Kispoko Town (2-3 miles downstream from present Circleville OH) Marmaduke Van Swearingen falls 50 yards short of completing a quarter mile long gauntlet, his designated task prior to being adopted by the Shawnee. However, he had travelled much further than the Shawnee had anticipated. He would be adopted.Ref: 57
1778*Daniel Boone escapes from the Shawnee villiage of Old Chillicothe (about three miles north of modern Xenia.)Ref: 55
1858*In a speech in Springfield IL, Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln said the slavery issue had to be resolved, declaring "A house divided against itself cannot stand." (XDG, p 4A, 6/16/2000)Ref: 83
1882*17" hailstones weighing 1.75 lbs fall in Dubuque Iowa.Ref: 5
1890 Astronomers compute that van Gogh painted his White House at Night this evening at 8:00 p.m.Ref: 10
1896*Temperture hits 127øF at Fort Mojave, Calif.Ref: 5
1897*The US government signs a treaty that will lead to the annexation of Hawaii. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1897*Great Alaska gold rush begins with news of first discovery at Bonanza Creek.Ref: 10
1903*Ford Motor Company organized, with John S. Gray as President and Henry Ford as Vice President.Ref: 74
1907*The Russian czar dissolves the Duma in St. Petersburg.Ref: 2
1909*Glenn Hammond Curtiss sold his first airplane to the Gold Bug to the NY Aeronautical Society for $5,000.Ref: 4
1910*The first Father's Day is celebrated in Spokane Washington.Ref: 2
1916*Boston Brave's Tom Hughes 2nd no-hitter beats Pitts, 2-0.Ref: 5
1917*First Congress of Soviets convene in Russia.Ref: 5
1920*ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph) was incorporatedRef: 62
1921*Testimony is given concerning the finding of a Buick touring car near West Bridgewater. The car is identified as being the car used in the Bridgewater and South Braintree hold-ups.Ref: 87
1925 France accepts a German proposal for a security pact.Ref: 2
1930*Mixed bathing is permitted for the first time in Hyde Park, London.Ref: 10
1932*The ban on Nazi storm troopers is lifted by the von Papen government in Germany.Ref: 2
1932*President Herbert Hoover and Vice President Charles Curtis were renominated at the Republican national convention in Chicago.Ref: 70
1933*The National Industrial Recovery Act became law. (It was later struck down by the Supreme Court.)Ref: 5
1933*US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) created.Ref: 5
1933*President Roosevelt opened his New Deal recovery program, signing bank, rail, and industry bills and initiating farm aid.Ref: 70
1935*President Roosevelt's New Deal legislation is passed by the House of Representatives.Ref: 2
1940 Commuinist govt installed in Lithuania.Ref: 5
1941*First US federally owned airport opened Wash DC.Ref: 5
1947*Pravda denounces Marshall Plan.Ref: 5
1949*Gas turbine-electric locomotive demonstrated, Erie Pa.Ref: 5
1950*(Rosenberg) Julius Rosenberg is first interviewed by FBI; Joel Barr disappears in ParisRef: 87
1955*The U.S. House of Representatives votes to extend Selective Service until 1959.Ref: 2
1955*Pope Pius XII excommunicated Argentine President Juan Peron, a ban that was lifted eight years later.Ref: 70
1963*Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli PM.Ref: 5
1964*(Mississippi Burning) Armed KKK members assault leaders of Mt. Zion Church.Ref: 87
1964*Quake strikes Niigata Japan.Ref: 5
1969*Supreme Court rules suspension of Adam Clayton Powell Jr from House.Ref: 5
1970*Kenneth A Gibson elected first black mayor of Newark, NJ.Ref: 5
1970*Race riots in Miami Florida.Ref: 5
1971 An El Greco sketch, "The Immaculate Conception," stolen in Spain 35 years earlier, is recovered in New York City by the FBI.Ref: 2
1971*Racial disturbance in Jacksonville Florida.Ref: 5
1975*Randy Farland finds a 14-leaf clover near Sioux Falls, SD.Ref: 5
1977*Soviet Communist Party General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev was named president, becoming the first person to hold both posts simultaneously.Ref: 70
1978*President Jimmy Carter and Panamanian leader Omar Torrijos exchanged the instruments of ratification for the Panama Canal treaties.Ref: 70
1981*The Chicago Tribune purchased the Chicago Cubs baseball team from the P.K. Wrigley Chewing Gum Company for $20.5 million. The Wrigley family had controlled the team for over 60 years. The sale ended the longest continuous ownership of a team that stayed put in its original city.Ref: 4
1986*1 day general strike in South Africa.Ref: 5
1987*A jury in New York acquitted Bernhard Goetz of attempted murder in the subway shooting of four young blacks he said were going to rob him; he was convicted of illegal weapons possession.Ref: 70
1991*Boris Yeltsin elected president of Russian SSR.Ref: 5
1991*NYC Mayor Dinkins declares "Joseph Doherty Week" (through the 23rd).Ref: 5
1992*Former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger was indicted on felony charges in the Iran-Contra affair (He was later pardoned by President George H. W. Bush.)Ref: 70
1994*(OJ Simpson) The funerals of the victims are held.Ref: 87
1994*Yegor Gaidar resigns as first deputy prime ministerRef: 89
1994*Former President Jimmy Carter, on a private visit to North Korea, reports that the Communist nation's leaders were eager to resume talks with the US on resolving disputes about Pyongyang's nuclear program and improving relations. (XDG, p 4A, 6/16/2004)Ref: 83
1995*The U.S. Court of Appeals reinstates a 1994 antitrust settlement between Microsoft and the Justice Department that was rejected by U.S. District Judge Stanley Sporkin in February 1995. The court's 26-page opinion delivers a harsh rebuke to the judge and grants Microsoft's request to remove him from the case. 
1995*The International Law Enforcement Academy graduated its first class of 33 law enforcement officials from former East Bloc nations.Ref: 14
1996*Russian voters went to the polls in their first independent presidential election; the result was a runoff between President Boris Yeltsin, the eventual winner, and Communist challenger Gennady Zyuganov.Ref: 70
1999*Vice President Al Gore announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.Ref: 70
1999*Thabo Mbeki takes the oath as president of South Africa, succeeding Nelson Mandela. (XDG, p 4A, 6/16/2004)Ref: 83
1999*Kathleen Ann Soliah, a fugitive member of the Symbionese Liberation Army, is captured in St Paul MN, where she had made a new life for herself under the name Sara Jane Olsen. (XDG, p 4A, 6/16/2004)Ref: 83
2000*Federal regulators approved the merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE Corp., creating the nation's largest local phone company.Ref: 70
2001*I receive an email from Mr. Gaylord Carlyle Hinshaw, a claimed 7th generatation descendent of the historical Shawnee Chief Blue Jacket. [To see his email, click on Ref: 66].Ref: 66
2003*President George W Bush says, " the problem is we don't have a policy that encourages exploration for natural gas. So, demand is going up for natural gas and supply isn't, and that's why you're seeing the price rise… We need an energy policy that uses our technologies in such a way that we can explore environmentally safe ways for additional supplies of natural gas." (Time, p 39, 7/21/2003) 
2003*Twelve people sent to prison as the result of a drug bust in Tulia TX are released on bail by a judge who said they'd been railroaded by an undercover agent. (Texas governor Rick Perry later pardons 35 people.) (XDG, p 4A, 6/16/2004)Ref: 83
2003*A divided Supreme Court says that the government can force medications on the mentally ill criminal defendants only in the rarest of circumstances. (XDG, p 4A, 6/16/2004)Ref: 83
1903*Pepsi-Cola registered with U.S. Patent office.Ref: 10
1922*Henry Berliner accomplished the first helicopter flight to the US Bureau of Aeronautics at College Park, MD.Ref: 4
1963*Valentina Tereshkova, 26, becomes the first woman in space aboard Vostok 6 in a three-day mission. Tereshkova was not permitted to take manual control of the spacecraft as had been planned, due to dissatisfaction with her performance in orbit. (XDG, p 4A, 6/16/2000)Ref: 83
1983*European Space Agency launches European Comm Satellite 1, Oscar 10.Ref: 5
455 Rome is sacked by the Vandal army.Ref: 2
1755*Boston troops capture French fort at Nova Scotia.Ref: 10
1755*British capture Fort Beaus‚jour, expel the Acadians.Ref: 5
1781*Having given up pursuing Lafayette, Cornwallis withdrew to the east toward Richmond. He and his forces continued on to Williamsburg, which they reached on June 25. 
1815*Napoleon defeats the Prussians at the Battle of Ligny.Ref: 2
1832*Battle of Kellogg's Grove, Ill.Ref: 5
1862*Federal troops are routed in their failed attack on Secessionville, SC in Charleston Harbor.Ref: 23
1864*The siege of Petersburg and Richmond begins after a moonlight skirmish.Ref: 2
1940*Marshal Pétain becomes the French Prime Minister.Ref: 36
1940*French Chief of State, Henri Petain asks for an armistice with Germany.Ref: 2
1982*Britain requests Argentina arrange for return of prisoners.Ref: 5
1883*The NY Gothams (modern SF Giants) baseball team admitted all ladies free to the ballpark on this, the first Ladies Day (NY Gothams beat Cleve Spiders 5-2).Ref: 4
1893*At New York’s Polo Grounds Southeast Diamond, the Gothams (who will eventually be known as the Giants) offer free admission to both escorted and unescorted women making it the first 'Ladies Day' in baseball history. The females fans see their home town favorites beat the Cleveland Spiders, 5-2.Ref: 1
1903*First Highlander (Yankee) shut-out victory 1-0 over White Sox.Ref: 5
1927*Tommy Armour wins golf's US open.Ref: 5
1933*Last year's National League batting champ, Lefty O'Doul, and pitcher Watty Clark, a 20-game winner last season, are traded by the Dodgers to the Giants for first baseman Sam Leslie.Ref: 1
1938*Red Sox Jimmie Foxx is walked six straight times by the Browns in a 12-8 Boston victory.Ref: 1
1946*Lloyd Mangrum won the US Open golf title after a strange twist of events. Tourney leader Byron Nelson was assessed a penalty stroke when his caddie accidentally kicked his ball ... costing the golfing legend the Open title.Ref: 4
1949*Jake LaMotta outboxes Marcel Cerdan in Detroit MI for the middleweight boxing title.Ref: 97
1951*Ben Hogan wins golf's US open for 2nd year in a row.Ref: 5
1953*Despite Johnny Mize 2,000th hit, Yanks lose ending 18 game win streak & also ending St Louis Brown 14 game losing streak.Ref: 5
1957*In a three and two-third innings relief appearance, Dixie Howell hits two home runs helping the White Sox beat the Senators, 8-6.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
1968*Lee Trevino became the first golfer in 68 years to play all four rounds of the US Open golf tournament with sub-par totals of 69, 68, 69 and 67, respectively.Ref: 4
1969*In an effort to return major league baseball to Milwaukee, the White Sox play a home game at County Stadium in which only 13,133 fans show up to see the 'home' team beat the Seattle Pilots, 8-3.Ref: 1
1971*Recently traded from Senators, Mike Epstein homers in his first two at-bats (giving him four consecutive home runs over two games) helping the A's defeat his former team, 5-0. All the runs score on solo homers.Ref: 1
1975*Bucks trade Kareem Abdul-Jabber & Walt Wesley to LA for 4 players.Ref: 5
1977*Ron Guidry's first complete game, 7-0 over KC Royals.Ref: 5
1978*Ron Guidry establishes a franchise record by striking out 18 batters in the Yankees' 4-0 win vs. California at Yankee Stadium.Ref: 86
1978*Reds' Tom Seaver no-hits the Cardinals, 4-0. It is Tom Terrific's first no-hitter after coming close three times his 12-year career.Ref: 1
1979*Carl Yastrzemski hits his 1,000th extra base hitRef: 5
1983*Roberto Duran KO's Davey Moore in the 8th round for the WBA middleweight (?) boxing title.Ref: 97
1983 Charlos Vieira completes 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria Portugal.Ref: 5
1984*Edwin Moses wins his 100th consecutive 400-meter hurdles race.Ref: 5
1984 Matt de Waal finishes 14,290-mi round trip from Salt Lake City (106d).Ref: 5
1985*Willie Banks broke the world record for the triple jump with a leap of 58 feet, 11-1/2 inches in the USA. championships in Indpls, IN. Banks broke the record that had been set by Brazil’s Joao Oliveria in 1975.Ref: 4
1985*T C Chen, ahead by 4 strokes in final round of US Open quadruple bogies the 5th hole & never recovers.Ref: 5
1986*Angel hurler Don Sutton three-hits the Rangers for his 300th career victory.Ref: 1
1987*Kareem Abdul-Jabbar signed a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers for $5,000,000. The 18-year veteran of the NBA became the highest paid player in any sport.Ref: 4
1987 Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, opens.Ref: 5
1988*Boston Red Sox Barrett steals home.Ref: 5
1988 In Santa Barbara, CA, a team of 32 divers begin cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins.Ref: 5
1989*Sammy Sosa becomes the youngest (20-years, seven months) Dominican to play in the majors. The Ranger rookie goes 2-for-4 with a double against the Yankees.Ref: 1
1989*4 golfers shoot a hole-in-one on the same hole at the US Open are made all on the 6th hole (Weaver, Wiebe, Pate & Price) Only 17 hole-in-ones recorded since the US open began, today 4 more.Ref: 5
1991*Braves' outfielder Otis Nixon establishes a National League record and ties the 1912 major league mark set by the A's Eddie Collins by swiping six bases in one game.Ref: 1
1991*Against the Reds, Phillies' rookie Andy Ashby strikes out the side on only nine pitches to becomes the 12th pitcher in National League history to accomplished the feat and the first in franchise history.Ref: 1
1991*With 3 runs in the 9th, Baltimore ends the Minnesota Twins 15 game win streak 6-5.Ref: 5
1992*Bend, Ore., hosts the first game in Colorado Rockies organization history, a Single-A Northwest League contest between the Bend Rockies and Boise Hawks. With the Rockies trailing 4-1 in the bottom of the eighth, catcher Will Scalzitti hits a grand slam to give his club a dramatic 6-4 win.Ref: 86
1993*Mitch Lyden of the Florida Marlins hits a home run in his first major league at bat.Ref: 12
1995*Salt Lake City was awarded the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.Ref: 6
1995*The Big Cat (of the Colorado Rockies) dedicates "Andres Galarraga Field" to the Boys and Girls Club of Denver. Galarraga, along with the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, donates $48,000 for the field.Ref: 86
1995*St Louis Cardinal manager Joe Torre is fired and replaced by Mike Jorgensen.Ref: 86
1997*In the first ever regular season meeting between the Mets and Yankees, the Mets score three times in the first inning, never looking back as Dave Mlicki pitched a complete game shutout in a 6-0 victory.Ref: 86
1999*24-year-old Maurice Greene takes the worlds record in the 100-meter sprint in 9.79 seconds at an invitational track meet in Athens, Greece.Ref: 4
2001*At Turner Field in a game which featured thousands of swarming moths, Boston beat the Braves and bugs in extra innings, 9-5. Although the insects had little bearing on the outcome of the game, the insects clearly bothered the some players, including Dave Martinez who claimed to having sucked one into his mouth.Ref: 1
2001*John Olerud becomes the 21st player to hit for the cycle more than once his career. Among all of the players who have accomplished hitting a single, double, triple and home run in the same game, the Mariners' first baseman has the fewest career triples with just 12 in his 13-year major league stint.Ref: 1
1871 Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine founded, NYC.Ref: 5
1879*Gilbert & Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore" debuts at Bowery Theatre NYC.Ref: 5
1890*A glittering program of music and ballet, featuring composer Edward Strause, opened the first Madison Square Garden in New York City.Ref: 4
1904*Fiction: Bloomsday (date of events in James Joyce's Ulysses).Ref: 5
1937 Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" opens in LA.Ref: 5
1943*Comedian Charlie Chaplin marries his fourth wife, 18-year old Oona O'neill, daughter of playwright Eugene O'Neill, in Carpenteria CA. (XDG, p 4A, 6/16/2004)Ref: 83
1947 First network news-Dumont's "News from Washington".Ref: 5
1952*Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl is published in the United States.Ref: 2
1953*The Ford Motor Company presented one of TV’s biggest events. Ethel Merman and Mary Martin headlined a gala 50th anniversary show for the automaker.Ref: 4
1956*Be-Bop-A-Lula, by Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps, was released on Capitol Records. Vincent was called Capitol’s answer to Elvis Presley. The tune became Vincent Eugene Craddock’s biggest hit of three (Lotta Lovin’, Dance to the Bop) to make the pop music charts. Vincent died in 1971.Ref: 4
1960 Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" opens in New York. (XDG, p 4A, 6/16/2000)Ref: 83
1961*Dave Garroway is fired as Today Show host.Ref: 5
1961*Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defected to the West while his troupe was in Paris.Ref: 70
1967*The Monterey Pop Festival got underway at the Monterey Fairgrounds in Northern CA. Fifty thousand spectators migrated to the site that featured Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Mamas and the Papas and The Who.Ref: 4
1972*The only museum devoted exclusively to jazz music opened. The NY Jazz Museum welcomed visitors for the first time.Ref: 4
1977*"Beatlemania" opens on Broadway.Ref: 5
1978*The film adaptation of Grease, a success on the Broadway stage, premiered in NY City. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John starred. Several hit songs came out of the motion picture: Grease, by Frankie Valli, You’re the One That I Want and Summer Nights (both sung by Travolta and Newton-John). The first two songs were platinum 2,000,000+ sellers, while the third was a million-seller.Ref: 4
1978*Ringo releases "Bad Boy" album; Wings releases "I've Had Enough".Ref: 5
1980*The movie The Blues Brothers opens in Chicago, IL. John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd, formerly of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, starred. The pair played Jake and Elwood Blues. James Brown, Ray Charles, and Aretha Franklin performed. Cab Calloway also appeared with a rendition of his classic Minnie the Moocher.Ref: 4
1983*Ringo releases "Old Wave" album in West Germany.Ref: 5
1989 "Ghostbusters II" premiers.Ref: 5
1995 Batman Forever, the third film in the Batman series premiered. Batman/Bruce Wayne (Val Kilmer) faces Two-Face (Tommy Lee Jones) and the Riddler (Jim Carrey). Add a sexy psychologist (Nicole Kidman), with a thing for Batman and sidekick Robin (Chris O’Donnell), and you wind up with a smash: $52.78 million in the US for opening weekend.Ref: 4
1514*Sir John Cheke, English scholar of classical languages; supported English Reformation, is born.Ref: 70
1801*Julius Plucker, German mathematician and physicist, is born.Ref: 70
1805*Edward Davy, English physician, chemist and inventor, is born.Ref: 70
1829*Geronimo, the Apache leader and warrior, is born.Ref: 70
1858*King Gustav V of Sweden is born.Ref: 17
1860*Sir George Frampton, English sculptor and craftsman, is born.Ref: 70
1873 Lady Ottoline Morrell is born.Ref: 10
1874*Arthur Meighen (C) 9th PM of Canada (1920-21, 1926), is born.Ref: 5
1888*Bobby Clark, comedian and actor, is born.Ref: 2
1890*Actor, comedian Stan Laurel (Arthur Stanley Jefferson) is born in Lancashire, England.Ref: 17
1896*Jean Peugeot, French automobile manufacturerRef: 70
1899*Helen Traubel opera singer: St. Louis Symphony, New York Metropolitan Opera [“The Met’s premier Wagnerian soprano.”]; actress: Deep in My Heart, The Ladies’ Man, Gunn; is born.Ref: 4
1899*Nelson Doubleday US, publisher (Doubleday)Ref: 5
1902*George Gaylord Simpson, paleontologist, is born.Ref: 2
1902*Barbara McClintock, US, cytogeneticist (Nobel 1983), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Jack Albertson Malden Mass, actor (Thin Man, Chico & the Man), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Pete Burness, Disney animator born.Ref: 73
1910*(date uncertain) Jack Albertson is born.Ref: 17
1910*Ilona Massey Budapest Hungary, actress/singer (Ilona Massey Show), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Enoch Powell England, (C), racist, is born.Ref: 5
1916*Angelo ‘Hank’ Luisetti basketball: Stanford Univ. 3-time All-American [scored a school record 50 points: Jan 1, 1938], revolutionized game with his one-handed shot, is born.Ref: 4
1917*Katharine Graham publisher: The Washington Post; won Pulitzer Prize for her memoir, Personal History [1998]; is born.Ref: 4
1917*Irving Penn, fashion photographer, brother of film director Arthur Penn, is born.Ref: 2
1920*John Howard Griffin US, photographer/author (Black Like Me), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Frances Rafferty Iowa, actress (Abbott & Costello in Hollywood), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Faith Domergue New Orleans, actress (House of 7 Corpses), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Sergiu Comissiona Buch Romania, conductor (Haifa Symph 1959-64), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Elmer Sperry, the American inventor best known for perfecting the use of gyroscopes, dies.Ref: 70
1934 -Eileen Atkins is born.Ref: 10
1935*Jim Dine Cincinatti Oh, pop artist (St John the Divine), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Author of "Love Story" Erich Segal is born.Ref: 4
1937*August Busch III CEO (Anheuser-Busch), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Torgny Lindgren, Swedish writer, is born.Ref: 2
1938*Joyce Carol Oates US, novelist (Garden of Earthly Delights) (1946), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Mickie Finn Hugo Okla, TV hostess/banjo player (Mickie Finn's), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Billy "Crash" Craddock, Greensboro NC, singer, is born.Ref: 17
1941*Lamont Dozier, Detroit MI, songwriter (Dozier-Holland-Dozier), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Eddie Levert singer: group: The O’Jays: Love Train, Back Stabbers, is born.Ref: 4
1942*Giacomo Agostini Lovere, Italy, world motorcycle race champion, is born.Ref: 5
1944*Reg Presley singer (Troggs-Wild Thing), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Takamiyama [Jesse Kuhaulua] Hawaii, first non-Japanese sumo champion, is born.Ref: 5
1945*Ian Matthews (McDonald) musician: guitar, singer: groups: Fairport Convention: Book Song; Matthew’s Southern Comfort: Woodstock; solo: I Survived the ’70s, LPs: If You Saw Through My Eyes, Tigers Will Survive, Stealin’ Home, Spot of Interference, Discreet Repeat, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Derek Sanderson hockey: NHL: Boston Bruins: shares season record for shorthanded goals scored [3 in 1969], NY Rangers, SL Blues, Vancouver Canucks, Pittsburgh Penguins, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Joan Van Ark NYC, actress (Valene-Dallas/Knots Landing), is born.Ref: 17
1948*Ron LeFlore baseball: Detroit Tigers [all-star: 1976], Montreal Expos [stole 97 bases: 1980], Chicago White Sox, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Brian Eno rocker (Here Comes the Warm Jets), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Kale Browne San Rafael Calif, actor (Michael Hudson-Another World), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Jesse Dizon Oceanside Calif, actor (Ramon-Operation Petticoat), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Lightweight boxing champion Roberto Duran is born in Guarare, Panama.Ref: 97
1951*Stan (Stanley Arthur) Wall baseball: pitcher: LA Dodgers, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Sonia Braga Maringa Brazil, actress (Dona Flor & Her 2 Husbands), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Aleksandr Zaitsev USSR, pairs figure skating (Olympic-gold-1976, 80), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Gino Vanelli singer (Living Inside Myself), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Actress Laurie Metcalf (from Roseanne) is born.Ref: 4
1957*Clio Goldsmith Paris France, actress (The Gift, Heat of Desire), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Sade is born in Ibadan, Nigeria. (TWA, 1998)Ref: 95
1962*Wally Joyner baseball: California Angels, KC Royals, SD Padres, Atlanta Braves, is born.Ref: 4
1962*Arnold Vosloo actor: The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, Morenga, Darkman II: The Return of Durant, Darkman III: Die Darkman Die, is born.Ref: 4
1962*Warrior (James Brian Hellwig) pro wrestler/actor: WWF Superstars of Wrestling, Wrestlemania IV/V/VI/VII,VIII,XII, Royal Rumble, WCW Monday Nitro, is born.Ref: 4
1968*Patrick Stuart Hollywood Cal, actor (Will Cortlandt-All My Children), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Phil (Alfred) Mickelson golf: champ: 18 PGA Tour victories, is born.Ref: 4
1975*Frederick Koehler actor: Mr. Mom, Kate and Allie, A Kiss Before Dying, Pearl Harbor, is born.Ref: 4
1977*Kerry Wood baseball: pitcher: Chicago Cubs, is born.Ref: 4
-1686*-BC- Hammurabi the Great dies in Babylon.Ref: 5
1216*Innocent III pope, dies at 54.Ref: 5
1671*Stenka Razin Cossack rebel leader, tortured, executed in Moscow.Ref: 5
1722*John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough and military commander, dies.Ref: 62
1752*Death of Joseph Butler, Anglican theologian. His 1736 'Analogy of Religion' demonstrated the strong probability for the existence of a caring God over against that of a disinterested Creator Deity.Ref: 5
1855*Dr. John Gorrie of Apalachicola FL, patented the mechanical refrigerator, dies.Ref: 68
1878*Crawford W. Long, American physician; pioneered use of anesthetics, dies at age 62.Ref: 70
1904*More than a thousand people died when fire erupted aboard the steamboat "General Slocum" in NY's East River.Ref:77
1929*William B. Booth, American general of the Salvation Army (1912-29), dies at age 73.Ref: 70
1940*Duboise Heyward, novelist, poet and dramatist best know for Porgy which was the basis for the opera Porgy and Bess, dies at age 54.Ref: 5
1943*Race riot in Beaumont Texas (2 die).Ref: 5
1944*Marc Bloch, French historian and educator; leader in Resistance, dies at age 57.Ref: 70
1948*Rufus Matthew Jones, American Quaker and author, dies at age 85.Ref: 70
1959*Actor George Reeves (George Keefer Brewer ) (Superman on the original TV show) dies, an alleged suicide.Ref: 24
1969*John Scott rocker with the Pretenders, dies at 25.Ref: 5
1970*Football player Brian Piccolo of the Chicago Bears died -- with his best friend, Gayle Sayers, at his side. A well-received and poignant, made-for-TV picture, Brian’s Song, with music by Michel Legrand, told Brian’s tragic story.Ref: 4
1976*The Soweto uprising in South Africa results in the death of over 500 Blacks (Soweto Day).Ref: 5
1976*Francis E Meloy Jr US ambassador to Lebanon, kidnapped & killed.Ref: 5
1977*Wernher von Braun scientist: developer of WWII German V-2 rocket, head of U.S. Army missile team; technological leader of American space program; dies at age 65 from smoking.Ref: 4
1979*Nicholas Ray, American film writer and director, dies at age 67.Ref: 70
1981*John S. (Shively) Knight Pulitzer Prize-winning [Editor’s Notebook: 1968] reporter, editor: The Akron Beacon Journal; publisher: Knight-Ridder newspaper empire; dies at age 86.Ref: 4
1982*John Honeyman-Scott guitarist of the Pretenders, overdoses on drugsRef: 5
1987*Species extinct last dusky seaside sparrow dies at Walt Disney World.Ref: 10
1996*9 are killed at a soccer match in Zambia. (Ref: Sports Illustrated, p. 15, 5/21/2001) 
1996*Mel Allen (Israel) sportscaster: the legendary "Voice of the Yankees" from 1939-64, This Week in Baseball; “How about that!”; dies at age 83 in Greenwich, Connecticut.Ref: 4
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*Empress dowager Nagako, widow of Japan's Emperor Hirohito, died in Tokyo at age 97.Ref: 70
2002*John A. Murphy, former president of the Miller Brewing Company when it introduced Miller Lite and adopted its blue collar slogan, "It's Miller time", dies at age 72.Ref: 83

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