Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
June 29th

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1456*Halley's comet arrives.Ref: 10
1652*Massachusetts declares itself an independent commonwealth.Ref: 2
1692*(Salem Witch Trials) Over the next two days, Rebecca Nurse, Susannah Martin, Sarah Wildes, Sarah Good, and Elizabeth Howe are tried, pronounced guilty and sentenced to hang.Ref: 20
1767*The Townshend Revenue Act of 1767 authorizes the use of writs in order to locate goods subject to custom duties. The Act is detested by many Bostonians.Ref: 87
1776*The Virginia state constitution was adopted, and Patrick Henry made governor.Ref: 5
1776*Mission Dolores founded by SF Bay.Ref: 5
1810*In Bradford, Massachusetts, the first U.S. missionary society was organized: the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.Ref: 5
1854*Congress ratifies Gadsden Purchase, adds parts of New Mexico, Arizona to the US.Ref: 62
1855*The London Telegraph is published for the first time.Ref: 62
1860*The last stone was laid at Minot’s Ledge (Massachusetts) Lighthouse. The stone tower replaced an iron-pile lighthouse that had been destroyed by a storm in April 1851. The new lighthouse was built of 1,079 blocks (3,514 tons) of Quincy granite dovetailed together and reinforced with iron shafts. Minot’s Light has lasted through countless storms and hurricanes, a testament to its designer and builders. The first 40 feet is solid granite, topped by a storeroom, living quarters and work space.Ref: 4
1863*The very first 1st National Bank opens in Davenport, Iowa.Ref: 5
1865*(Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy) In secret session, the Commission begins its review of the trial evidence.Ref: 87
1871*Trade unions legalized in England by an act of ParliamentRef: 62
1871*Trades Unions legalized in Britain.Ref: 10
1875*The first 'holiness' conference opened at Keswick, England. Keswick conferences stress a non- charismatic, 'crisis' form of sanctification, in contrast to the older traditional view of Christian sanctification as being a lifelong 'process.'Ref: 5
1880*Tahiti was annexed by FranceRef: 2
1880*At sunrise, Australian bushranger and folk hero Edward "Ned" Kelly staggers towards the approaching police officers. Bullets whizzed off his armour but his legs were unprotected. The officers fire at Ned's legs. The outlaw falls to the ground and is captured. Ref 
1891*100ø F (San Fransisco, CA).Ref: 5
1899*Brazo River in Texas floods 12 miles wide causing $10 mil damage.Ref: 5
1903 The British government officially protests Belgian atrocities in the Congo.Ref: 2
1906*President Theodore Roosevelt signs bill establishing Mesa Verde National ParkRef: 62
1907*(Shipp) The defense rests.Ref: 87
1908*Attorney General Charles J. Bonaparte ordered the creation of a special agent force in the DOJ. His order reassigned twenty-three investigators already employed by the Department and permanently hired eight more agents from the Treasury Department.Ref: 14
1916*Boeing aircraft flies for first timeRef: 5
1917*The Ukraine proclaims independence from Russia.Ref: 2
1925*An earthquake ravages Santa Barbara, California.Ref: 2
1926*Fascists in Rome add an hour to the work day in an economic efficiency measure.Ref: 2
1927*First flight from West Coast arrives in Hawaii.Ref: 5
1931*109ø F (43ø C), Monticello, Florida (state record).Ref: 5
1931*The Unevangelized Fields Mission was founded, in England. UFM missionaries today work primarily in Latin America, Europe and Africa, as well as in Haiti and Indonesia.Ref: 5
1932 Siam's army seizes Bangkok and announces an end to the absolute monarchy.Ref: 2
1936*Pope Pius XI encyclical to US bishops "On motion pictures".Ref: 5
1937*In Berlin, Germany, Canada's Prime Minister Mackenzie King meets with German chancellor Adolf Hitler. 
1938*Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, and Olympic National Park, Washington, are founded.Ref: 2
1940*US passes Alien Registration Act requiring Aliens to register.Ref: 5
1941*(and 30th) Romanian troops conduct a pogrom against Jews in the town of Jassy, killing 10,000.Ref: 35
1945 Ruthenia, formerly in Czechoslovakia, becomes part of Ukrainian SSR.Ref: 5
1946*The British arrest more than 2700 Jews in Palestine in an attempt to stamp out alleged terrorism. (XDG, p. 4A, 6/29/2000)Ref: 83
1946*British authorities arrested more than 2,700 Jews in Palestine in an attempt to stamp out alleged terrorism.Ref: 70
1949*The government of South Africa enacted a ban against racially mixed marriages.Ref: 5
1952 First aircraft carrier to sail around Cape Horn-Oriskany.Ref: 5
1954*The Atomic Energy Commission voted against reinstating Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer's access to classified information.Ref: 5
1955 The Soviet Union sends tanks to Pozan, Poland, to put down anti-Communist demonstrations.Ref: 2
1956*President Dwight D. Eisenhower, signs a $33.5 billion bill for national highway construction. It's the biggest public works program in history.Ref: 25
1959*Pope John XXIII encyclical "On truth, unity, & peace, in charity".Ref: 5
1962*First flight Vickers (British Aerospace) VC-10 long-range airliner.Ref: 5
1964*Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed after 83-day filibuster in Senate.Ref: 5
1965*USAF Capt Joseph Henry Engle reaches 85,530 m in X-15.Ref: 5
1967 Jerusalem was re-unified as Israel removed barricades separating the Old City from the Israeli sector.Ref: 5
1969*First Jewish worship service at White House.Ref: 5
1969 Gay Liberation Front founded when police raid Sheridan Square, N.Y. after riots at Stonewall Inn.Ref: 10
1972*The Supreme Court ruled the death penalty, as it was being meted out, could constitute "cruel and unusual punishment." (The ruling prompted states to revise their capital punishment laws.)Ref: 70
1975*20.57 cm (8.10") of rainfall, Litchville, N. Dakota (state 24-hr rec).Ref: 5
1976*Seychelles gains independence from Britain.Ref: 5
1977*Supreme Court ruled out death penalty for rapists of adults.Ref: 5
1978*VP Walter F Mondale begins trip to Mid-East.Ref: 5
1981*Hu Yaobang, a protege of Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, was elected Communist Party chairman, replacing Mao Tse-tung's handpicked successor, Hua Guofeng.Ref: 6
1982*Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended.Ref: 5
1984*USSR offers to start talking about banning SDI.Ref: 5
1990*(Trump) Marla Maples father sues the National Enquirer for $12M.Ref: 5
1992*A divided Supreme Court ruled that women have a constitutional right to abortion, but the justices also weakened the right as defined by the Roe vs. Wade decision.Ref: 70
2001*U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan was elected to a second term.Ref: 70
2002*President Bush transferred presidential powers to Vice President Dick Cheney for more than two hours during a routine colon screening that ended in a clean bill of health.Ref: 70
2003*Stampede Meat, Chicago IL, recalls 739K lbs of beef products, mostly frozen steaks, for fear of e.coli contamination. (WSJ, p D2, 7/02/2003)Ref: 33
1888*Professor Frederick Treves performs the first appendectomy in England.Ref: 2
1925*A patent for the frosted electric light bulb was filed by Marvin Pipkin. The frosting inside the light bulb created less glare because it diffused the light emitted, spreading it over a wider area, providing a much softer glow.Ref: 4
1929*First high-speed jet wind tunnel completed Langley Field Ca.Ref: 5
1971*Soyuz 11 docks with Salyut 1 for 22 days.Ref: 5
1972*USSR launches Prognoz 2 into earth orbit (549/200,000 km).Ref: 5
1983*Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB.Ref: 5
1985*NASA launches Intelsat VA.Ref: 5
1985*STS 51-F vehicle moves to the launch pad.Ref: 5
1995*For the first time, a US space shuttle (Atlantis) linked up with a Russian space station (Mir). They remained docked until July 4. The joined craft were visible from earth as a fast-moving, shiny, star and carried a record 10 people (6 Americans and 4 Russians).Ref: 4
1236 Ferdinand III of Castile and Leon take Cordoba in Spain.Ref: 2
1858 Treaty of Algun, China cedes north bank of Amur River to Russia.Ref: 5
1863*George A Custer is promoted to the rank of Brigadier General and to command Michigan Cavalry Brigade. Ref 
1863*Lee orders his forces to concentrate near Gettysburg, PN.Ref: 5
1905*Russian troops intervene as riots erupt in ports all over the country, leaving many ships looted.Ref: 2
1913 Beginning of the 2nd Balkan WarRef: 5
1915*First of twelve battles of the Isonzo begins on the Italian front. 
1942*Navy airship reported that the Japanese had laid mines west of the Main Channel. Bay maritime traffic was halted for five hours, but mine sweepers found nothing.Ref: 37
1943*US troops enter New GuineaRef: 62
1949*US troops withdraw from Korea after WW II.Ref: 5
1950*President Harry S. Truman authorizes a sea blockade of Korea.Ref: 2
1951*The United States invites the Soviet Union to the Korean peace talks on a ship in Wonson Harbor.Ref: 2
1966*The United States bombed fuel storage facilities near the North Vietnamese cities of Hanoi and Haiphong.Ref: 5
1970*The United States ended a two-month military offensive into Cambodia.Ref: 5
1982 Israel invades Lebanon.Ref: 2
1897*The Chicago Cubs scored 36 runs in a ball game against Louisville, setting a record for runs scored by a team in a single game.Ref: 4
1933*Primo Carnera KO's Jack Sharkey in a 6 round bout to win the heavyweight boxing title in New York.Ref: 4
1935*Despite Joe 'Ducky' Medwick hitting for the cycle, the Reds beat the Cardinals and Daffy Dean, 8-6.Ref: 1
1939*1st Hall of Fame inductions take place. 
1941*Joe DiMaggio gets a base hit in his 42nd consecutive game. DiMaggio passed George Sisler’s record for consecutive games with base hits (set in 1922).Ref: 4
1947*Yanks beat Senators 3-1 starting a 19 game win streak.Ref: 5
1956*Charles Dumas cleared the high jump, which was set at 7’ 1/2", at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Dumas became the first athlete to break the seven-foot barrier.Ref: 4
1957*Betsy Rawls won the US Golf Association women’s tourney after Jacqueline Pung was disqualified for turning in an incorrect scorecard. Oooops!Ref: 4
1958*Brazil beats Sweden 5-2 in soccer's 6th World Cup at Stockholm.Ref: 5
1969*Jim Northrup of the Detroit Tigers wound up a most exciting week. Northrup connected for his third grand-slam home run in seven days, setting a major-league baseball record.Ref: 4
1969*The Chicago Cubs sweep two from Cardinals on "Billy Williams Day" at Wrigley Field, as Chicago outfielder sets the NL record for most consecutive games played.Ref: 86
1983*Pitcher Mark ‘The Bird’ Fidrych of the Detroit Tigers retired from baseball, after several unsuccessful attempts to return to the major leagues. Fidrych had his greatest year as a rookie in 1976, when he had a record of 19-9, with a 2.34 earned-run average. Fidrych, a crowd pleaser throughout the American League, was the All-Star Game starter in Philadelphia in 1976. He also earned Rookie of the Year honors that year.Ref: 4
1984*Andre David of the Minnesota Twins hits a home run in his first major league at bat (first game).Ref: 12
1986*Boston Red Sox trade for Tom Seaver.Ref: 5
1986*Sparky Anderson is first to win 600 games as manager in both leagues.Ref: 5
1987*Yanks blow 11-4 lead but trailing 14-11 Dave Winfield's 8th inning grand slammer beats Toronto 15-14; Mattingly also grand slams.Ref: 5
1989*Boise manager Mal Finchman is suspended for one game for returning to field after being ejected disguised as the team's mascot Humphrey the Hawk.Ref: 1
1990*Fernando Valenzuela of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Dave Stewart of the Oakland A's become the first pitchers to hurl no-hitters in both the National and American leagues. Oakland 5, Toronto Blue Jays 0; Los Angeles 6, St Louis Cardinals 0. (XDG, p. 4A, 6/29/2000)Ref: 83
1990*NY Mets tie their team career high 11 game win streak.Ref: 5
1996*Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda retired after 20 years.Ref: 86
2000*On his much awaited return to Shea Stadium, John Rocker pitches a perfect eighth inning in front of 46,998 booing fans helping the Braves to stop the Mets' winning streak at seven, 6-4. Prior to the game the Atlanta reliever read a statement apologizing for his inappropriate comments about New Yorkers which appeared in the off season in Sports Illustrated.Ref: 1
2000*After trying to get Juan Gonzales and Sammy Sosa to bolster their failing offense, the Yankees acquire David Justice from the Indians for Ricky Ledee and two players to be named later.Ref: 1
2001*San Diego Padre Tony Gwynn announces 2001 will be his final season.Ref: 86
0*The Globe Theatre burns down during a performance of Henry VIII.Ref: 62
1613*Shakespeare's Globe Theatre burns to the ground during Henry VIII. Audience escapes unharmed.Ref: 10
1862*Day 5 of the 7 Days: Union forces, falling back from Richmond, fight at the Battle of Savage's Station.Ref: 2
1888*World's first musical recording made in Britain at Crystal Palace Handel Festival.Ref: 10
1901 The first edition of Editor & Publisher was issued. It was a newspaper for the newspaper industry.Ref: 4
1932 The second daytime serial to be heard on network radio was Vic and Sade which debuted on the NBC Blue radio network this day. Radio’s first daytime drama was Clara Lu and Em, which premiered on NBC in 1931.Ref: 4
1936*Empire State Building emanates high definition TV-343 lines.Ref: 5
1947 Radio’s show with a heart made its debut. Strike It Rich became a favorite on CBS radio. Todd Russell was the original host. Warren Hull took over a few years later.Ref: 4
1951 Bill Stern did his last 15-minute program of sports features for NBC radio. Stern had been with NBC for 14 years. He later moved to the Mutual Broadcasting System to finish out an illustrious sportscasting career.Ref: 4
1955*Billy Haley and His Comets reached the top of the pop music charts with Rock Around the Clock. The smash hit stayed there for eight straight weeks. The song was featured in the film Blackboard Jungle. Most consider the hit song the first rock ’n’ roll single.Ref: 4
1956*Marilyn Monroe marries Arthur Miller in London.Ref: 10
1960*KYA-AM in San Francisco changes call letters to KDBQ (for 2 weeks).Ref: 5
1963*Beatles' first song "From Me to You" hits the UK charts.Ref: 5
1964*First draft of Star Trek's pilot "The Cage" released.Ref: 5
1967*Keith Richards, of the Rolling Stones, is sentenced to 1 year in jail on drugs charge.Ref: 5
1970*NBC presented an evening of exciting and entertaining TV with the award-winning Liza Minnelli Special.Ref: 4
1984*Singer Bruce Springsteen kicked off his first U.S. tour in three years, before 17,700 fans at the Civic Center in St. Paul, MN. Music critics called the Boss “...the most exciting performer in rock.”Ref: 4
1987*Vincent Van Gogh’s Le Pont de Trinquetaille brought in $20.4 million at an auction in London, England. No one knows who the anonymous European collector was who paid that staggering price for the piece of art. No one, that is, except the buyer.Ref: 4
1989*Susan Lucci loses the daytime emmy for 10th straight year.Ref: 5
1996*A really big shew this day at London's Hyde Park. Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Alanis Morrissette, Ron Woods and The Who performed at the charity event for Prince Charles’ Prince’s Trust charity. 150,000 people showed up and brought about a million bucks with them for the good cause.Ref: 4
1784*(Declaration of Independence) Caesar Rodney, judge, signer of the Declaration of Independence, dies. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1798*Giacomo Leopardi, Italian poet, scholar and philosopher, is born.Ref: 70
1805*Hiram Powers US sculptor (Greek Slave), is born.Ref: 5
1810 Robert Schumann is born.Ref: 10
1818*Pietro Angelo Secchi, Italian Jesuit and astrophysicist, is born.Ref: 70
1858*George Washington Goethals, Chief Engineer of Panama Canal; is born.Ref: 4
1861*Dr. William Mayo physician, surgeon; founder [w/sons William and Charles] of the Mayo Clinic [Rochester MN]; is born.Ref: 4
1863*James Harvey Robinson Ill, historian (Ordeal of Civilization), is born.Ref: 5
1865*Shigechiyo Izumi achieved oldest authenticated age (120 y 237 d), is born.Ref: 5
1865*William E. Borah, lawyer/(Sen-R-Id), proponent of the League of Nations, is born.Ref: 2
1868*George Ellery Hale, American astronomer, is born.Ref: 17
1880*Ludwig Beck, German general; opposed Hitler, is born.Ref: 70
1886*James Van Der Zee, African-American photographer, is born.Ref: 2
1886*Robert Schuman, French statesman, is born.Ref: 70
1893*Helen Hokinson, American cartoonist, is born.Ref: 70
1900*Antoine de Saint-Exupery, France, aviator/writer (Wind, Sand & Stars), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Nelson Eddy actor/baritone (Great Duets with Jeanette MacDonald), is born.Ref: 68
1901*Frieda Inescort Edinburgh Scotland, actress (Pride & Prejudice), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Joan Davis, St Paul Minn, actress (I Married Joan), is born.Ref: 68
1908*Leroy Anderson, American conductor, arranger and composer, is born.Ref: 70
1908*Birth of Cyrus H. Gordon, American Jewish archaeological scholar. Having taught Assyriology and Egyptology at Dropsie College in Philadelphia, his his technical writings include the 'Ugaritic Handbook' (1947).Ref: 5
1909*Leroy Anderson US, composer (Syncopated Clock), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Frank Loesser songwriter: Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition, Baby It’s Cold Outside, On a Slow Boat to China, Once in Love with Amy, Luck Be a Lady, Thumbelina; is born.Ref: 4
1911*Prince Bernhard Germany, (Constort to Queen Juliana of Netherlands), is born.Ref: 5
1912*John Toland Pulitzer Prize-winning author: The Rising Sun [1970], is born.Ref: 4
1912*Jose Pablo Moncayo Garcia, Guadalajara Mexico, composer (Huapango), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Rafael Kubelik Bychory Czechoslovakia, conductor (Cornelia Farooli), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Ruth Warrick St Joseph Mo, actress (All My Children, Peyton Place), is born. (also TWA, 1998)Ref: 5
1919*Slim Pickens (Louis Bert Lindley, Jr.) actor: Dr. Strangelove, is born in Kingsburg CA.Ref: 4
1922*Elmer J. ‘Mousey’ Alexander musician: drums: group: Alexanders the Great; is born.Ref: 4
1922*Ralph Burns musician: piano; composer, arranger: Apple Honey; is born.Ref: 4
1923*Chou Wen-Chung Cheefoo China, composer (Mode of Shang), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Ezra Laderman NYC, composer (Jacob & the Indians), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Cara Williams Bkln NY, actress (Pete & Gladys, Cara Williams Show), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Ian Bannen Scotland, actor (Eye of the Needle, Gorky Park), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Johnny Ace Memphis, ballad singer (My Song), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Peter George US, light middleweight (Olympic-gold-1952), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Robert Evans US, actor/director (Best of Everything), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist, is born.Ref: 17
1934*Carl Levin (Sen-D-MI), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Harmon (Clayton) ‘Killer’ Killebrew baseball: Washington Nationals, Washington Senators [all-star: 1959], Minnesota Twins [all-star: 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971/World Series: 1965/Baseball Writers’ Award: 1969], Kansas City Royals, is born.Ref: 68
1936*David Jenkins US, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1960), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Billy Storm singer (Valiants-This is the Night), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Kwame Toure (Stokeley Carmichael) U.S. civil rights activist: SNCC [Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee], Black Panthers, All-African People’s Revolutionary Party [founder/chairman]; credited w/creating phrase ‘Black Power’; emigrated to Africa; married to South African singer Miriam Makeba; even as he was dying of prostate cancer [died Nov 15, 1998], he continued working to bring the African-American community into coalition ... answering the telephone, “ready for the revolution.”Ref: 4
1943*Roger Ruskin Spear rocker (Bonzo Dog Band-Urban Spaceman), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Gary Busey Goose Creek TX, actor (Buddy Holly Story, Star in Born), is born.Ref: 5
1945*‘Little’ Eva Boyd singer: The Loco-motion, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Richard Lewis comedian/actor (Anything But Love), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Larry Pleau hockey: coach: Hartford Whalers; general mgr.: NY Rangers, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Fred Grandy Sioux City Iowa, actor (Gopher-Love Boat)/(Rep-R-Iowa), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Ian Paice musician: drums: groups: Paice Ashton Lord, Whitesnake, Deep Purple: Hush, Kentucky Woman, Hey Joe, We Can Work It Out, Help, Black Night, Strange Kind of Woman, Fireball, Smoke on the Water, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Rick Smith hockey: NHL: Boston Bruins, California Golden Seals, St. Louis Blues, Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Washington Capitals, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Dan Dierdorf Pro Football Hall of Famer: Univ. of Michigan All-American; St. Louis Cardinals; sportscaster: ABC Monday Night Football, CBS NFL Analyst, is born.Ref: 4
1953*Colin Hay singer: group: Men at Work: Who Can It Be Now, Down Under; solo: LP: Looking for Jack, is born.Ref: 4
1956*Pedro Guerrero baseball: LA Dodgers, SL Cardinals, is born.Ref: 4
1957*Maria Conchita Alonso actress: Roosters, Texas, Predator 2, Vampire’s Kiss, Colors, The Running Man, Extreme Prejudice, Blood Ties, Moscow on the Hudson, One of the Boys, is born.Ref: 4
1959*Larry Parham 4th victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (1st to die), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Sergey Kopylov USSR, cyclist (Olympic-gold-1980), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Amanda Donohoe actress: The Substitute, Double Cross, L.A. Law, is born.Ref: 4
1962*Sharon Lawrence actress: Ladies Man, The Heidi Chronicles, NYPD Blue, is born.Ref: 4
1963*Anne-Sophie Mutter Rheinfeldin Germany, violinist (Berlin Phil), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Stedman Pearson singer: group: Five Star: System Addict, Can't Wait Another Minute, Rain or Shine, The Slightest Touch, is born.Ref: 4
1964*Pepper Johnson NFL line backer (NY Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Melora Hardin Houston TX, actress (Family Tree, Best Times), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Kaitlyn Ashley actress: X-rated films, is born.Ref: 4
1972*Samantha Smith Houlton Mo, actress (Elizabeth-Lime Street), is born.Ref: 5
1509*Margaret Beaufort, English mother of Henry VII, she founded St. John's & Christ's colleges, dies at age 66.Ref: 70
1779*Anton Raphael b. Mengs, German painter; leading Neoclassicist, dies at age 50.Ref: 70
1852*Henry Clay ‘The Great Pacificator’: U.S. Secretary of State under John Quincy Adams; three time unsuccessful candidate for president of U.S.: “I would rather be right than president.”; dies at age 75.Ref: 68
1861*Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Moulton) poet: Sonnets from the Portuguese “How do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways.”; Robert Browning’s wife; dies at age 55.Ref: 4
1864*Grand Trunk Railway accident; 100 killed.Ref: 5
1888*Edward Lear illustrator, poet, champion of the limerick; dies.Ref: 4
1895*Thomas Henry Huxley, English biologist and educator, dies at age 70.Ref: 70
1923*General JC Gomez Venezuala's first VP, assassinated.Ref: 5
1933*Fatty (Roscoe Conkling) Arbuckle actor: The Lizzies of Mack Sennett Mabel and Fatty Keystone Comedies with Charlie Chaplin, dies at age 46.Ref: 4
1940*Paul Klee, Swiss artist: abstractionist: Twittering Machine; dies at age 60.Ref: 4
1941*Ignace Jan Paderewski composer: musician: piano: Minuet in G; Polish patriot: first Premier of Poland [1919]; brought white Zinfandel wine grapes to U.S. for the first time; dies at age 80.Ref: 68
1959*A Cecil Snyder Chief Justice of Puerto Rico, dies at 51.Ref: 5
1967*Jayne Mansfield (Vera Jane Palmer), 34, actress: Pete Kelly’s Blues, It Takes a Thief, The Girl Can’t Help It; killed in car crash near New Orleans LARef: 4
1967*Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Primo Carnera dies in Sequals, Italy. Primo Carnera is the heaviest heavyweight champion at 270 lbs.Ref: 68
1969 Moise Tshombe dies.Ref: 10
1971*Viktor Patsayev, Russian cosmonaut; dies in space at age 38.Ref: 70
1978*Bob (Robert Edward) Crane, 59, actor: Hogan’s Heroes, Return to Peyton Place, Super Dad; DJ: KNX [LA]; is found murdered in his hotel room in Scottsdale, AZ.Ref: 68
1979*Lowell George rocker (Mothers of Invention. Little Feat), dies at 34.Ref: 5
1982*Henry King director, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1982*Pierre A Balmain, France, fashion designer (1940's "New Look"), dies at age 68.Ref: 70
1986*Robert Drivas actor (Our Private World), dies at 47.Ref: 5
1990*Irving Wallace novelist and biographer: The Fan Club, The Word, The Man; co-author with David Wallechinsky: The People’s Almanac; dies at age 74.Ref: 68
1995*Actress Lana Turner (Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner) dies at age 75.Ref: 24
1995*A department store in Seoul, South Korea, collapsed, killing 501 people and injuring more than 900.Ref: 70
1996*Pamela Mason (Ostrer) writer; actress: Charade, Navy vs. the Night Monsters; dies.Ref: 5
1998*Horst Jankowski pianist: A Walk In The Black Forest; dies.Ref: 4
2000*Cahaya Bahari: ferry carrying refugees sank about 40 mi off the coast of Sulawesi. None of the 492 persons aboard survived.Ref: 85
2000*Vittorio Gassman actor: Sharkey’s Machine, The Scent of a Woman, Abraham, Bitter Rice, War and Peace, The Family; dies.Ref: 4
2002*Rosemary Clooney singer: Hey There, Come On-A My House, This Ole House, Bye Bye Blackbird; actress: White Christmas, Deep in My Heart, Red Garters, Mangos, The Rosemary Clooney Show; aunt of actor George Clooney; sister of Nick Clooney, TV news anchor; dies in Beverly Hills CA at age 74.Ref: 4
2003*Katharine Hepburn Academy Award-winning Actress: Morning Glory [1932-33], Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner [1967], The Lion in Winter [1968], On Golden Pond [1981]; Adam’s Rib, Pat and Mike, The African Queen, The Rainmaker, Rooster Cogburn, Suddenly Last Summer, Mary of Scotland, Love Affair; dies.Ref: 4

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