Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
July 5th

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649*St Martin I begins his reign as Pope.Ref: 69
767*[Constantine] begins his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
1100*Crusaders take Jerusalem after 5 week siege. In a rage they kill 10000 men women and children.Ref: 62
1294*Pietro di Murrone is elected Pope Celestine V.Ref: 69
1439*At the Council of Florence, the Decree of Union ('Laententur Coeli') was signed,creating an official theological union between the Eastern (Orthodox) and Western (Catholic)churches. Unfortunately, the Eastern Church at large never accepted the document.Ref: 5
1643*First recorded tornado in US (Essex County, Massachusetts).Ref: 5
1687*Isaac Newton's PRINCIPIA published by Royal Society in England.Ref: 5
1771*Marmaduke Van Swearingen is adopted into the Shawnee War clan as Blue Jacket and son of the war chief Pucksinwah.Ref: 57
1776*The Declaration of Independence is first printed by John Dunlop in Philadelphia.Ref: 2
1791*First British ambassador to the US appointed, George Hammond.Ref: 10
1811*Venezuela became the first South American country to declare independence from Spain.Ref: 70
1817*Britain issues its first gold sovereign coin.Ref: 10
1832 The German government begins curtailing freedom of the press after German Democrats advocate a revolt against Austrian rule.Ref: 2
1834*Provisional government established in Oregon Country.Ref: 5
1841 Thomas Cook opens first travel agency.Ref: 5
1841*World's first train excursion organized by Thomas Cook and Son from Leicester to Loughborough.Ref: 10
1843*Committee of 9 appointed to establish a civil govt in Oregon Country.Ref: 5
1865*The United States Secret Service was created. At first, the agency was only responsible for protecting against the counterfeiting of US currency. In 1901, following the assassination of President William McKinley, the Secret Service began protecting the President of the US The scope of responsibility for the Secret Service has grown enormously over the years. This arm of the US Treasury is now also responsible for guarding the White House, the Executive Office Building, the Treasury building and annex along with all the billions of $$$ stored in its vaults.Ref: 4
1865*(Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy) President Johnson approves the verdicts and sentences of the Military Commission.Ref: 87
1865 William Booth formed the internationally acclaimed Salvation Army in London, England. The Salvation Army’s officers are ordained ministers who have vowed to serve the Army for life. The Army has units in over 80 countries.Ref: 4
1889*The 1st edition of the Hebrew Observer published in Cleveland. 
1893*During a strike against the Pullman Palace Car Company, which had drastically reduced wages, the 1892 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago's Jackson Park was set ablaze, and seven buildings were reduced to ashes. The mobs raged on, burning and looting railroad cars and fighting police in the streets, until 10 July, when 14,000 federal and state troops finally succeeded in putting down the strike.Ref: 59
1915*The Xenia (Ohio) post office building is formally dedicated. (from a postcard discovered in the Greene County Room in the Xenia branch of the Greene County Library) 
1916*Adelina and August Van Buren started on the first successful transcontinental motorcycle tour attempted by two women. The bikers left NY City this day and arrived in San Diego, CA on September 12th.Ref: 4
1921*Vanzetti takes the stand. He is questioned at length about his political views during cross-examination.Ref: 87
1929 WOWO-AM, Indiana returns to air, 1 day after transmitter burns down.Ref: 5
1932*Oliveira Salazar becomes dictator of fascist Portugal.Ref: 5
1933 German Catholic party dissolved.Ref: 10
1935*President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the National Labor Relations Act, which authorized labor to organize for the purpose of collective bargaining.Ref: 70
1936*120ø F (49ø C), Gannvalley, South Dakota (state record).Ref: 5
1937*117ø F (47ø C), Medicine Lake, Montana (state record)Ref: 5
1938*(Scottsboro Boys) Clarence Norris's death sentence is reduced to life in prison by Governor Graves.Ref: 87
1942*Edsel Ford of Detroit was disappointed to discover that because of strict wartime auto rationing, he was unable to get a car until his application had been approved by the government. Mr. Ford’s family had, incidentally, produced over 30 million automobiles to that day. And, yes, he later had the Edsel named after him.Ref: 4
1948*Britain's National Health Service Act went into effect, providing government-financed medical and dental care.Ref: 70
1950*Law of Return passes, guarantees all Jews right to live in Israel.Ref: 5
1962*Algeria gains independence after 132 years of French rule.Ref: 5
1963*In an instruction given by the Holy Office, disposal of the dead by cremation wasofficially granted sanction by the Catholic Church. (Belief in the resurrection of the deadhad previously made cremation repugnant to many Christians.).Ref: 5
1966*National Guard mobilizes in Omaha after 3rd night of rioting.Ref: 5
1966*NYC transit fare rises from 15¢ to 20¢.Ref: 5
1971*26th Amendment comes into force-voting age lowered to 18.Ref: 10
1973*Isle of Man begins issuing their own postage stamps.Ref: 5
1975*The Cape Verde Islands officially became independent after 500 years of Portuguese rule.Ref: 6
1975*Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano erupts with lava fountains up to 200 feet high;no injuries.Ref: 10
1977 Pakistan's army, led by Gen Mohammad Zia ul-Haq, seizes power.Ref: 5
1981*Rajan Mahadevan recites 31,811 digits of ã from memory.Ref: 5
1984*Supreme Court weakens 70-year-old "exclusionary rule"-evidence seized with defective court warrants can now be used in criminal trials.Ref: 5
1985*117ø F (47ø C), St George, Utah (state rec) (103ø spread, UT 1985).Ref: 5
1986*Nancy Reagan cuts red, white & blue ribbon; reopens Statue of LibertyRef: 5
1989*Former National Security Council aide Oliver North received a $150,000 fine and a suspended prison term for his part in Iran-Contra. The convictions were later overturned.Ref: 70
1991*Regulators in seven countries, including the US, shut down BCCI (Bank of Commerce and Credit International). The institution and four of its units were indicted for fraud, theft, and money laundering from corrupt activities. In July 1990 five former officials of BCCI were convicted in Tampa, Florida for laundering $32 million in cocaine profits for Colombia’s Medellín drug cartel.Ref: 4
1996*The government reported the nation's unemployment rate fell to a six-year low in June 1996; nervous investors, fearing higher interest rates, gave the stock market its worst beating in four months, sending the Dow industrials down 114 points.Ref: 6
2000*The UN Security Council imposed a diamond ban on Sierra Leone's rebels in a bid to strangle their ability to finance a civil war.Ref: 6
2000*At the United Nations, President Clinton signed an international agreement to ban the forcible recruitment of youths as soldiers in armed conflict, and a companion accord to protect children from being forced into slavery, prostitution and pornography.Ref: 6
2001*President George W. Bush named veteran prosecutor Robert Mueller to head the FBI.Ref: 70
2003 (Hong Kong) Hong Kong's Tung Chee Hwa waters down the antisubversion legislation. (WSJ, p A14, 7/17/2003)Ref: 33
1803*Lewis & Clark: Meriwether Lewis leaves Washington DC as President Jefferson's secretary to lead an expedition into the Lousiana Territory.Ref: 65
1859*Capt NC Brooks discovers Midway Islands.Ref: 5
1892*Andrew Beard is issued a patent for the rotary engine.Ref: 2
1944*Harry Crosby takes first rocket airplane, MX-324, for maiden flight.Ref: 5
1947*Birth of a legend: Mac Brazel finds remnants of strange object in Roswell, New Mexico first UFO?Ref: 10
1951*Dr. William Shockley announced that he had invented the junction transistor in Murray Hill, New Jersey.Ref: 4
1966*Saturn I rocket launched at Cape Kennedy.Ref: 5
1978*Soyuz 30 spacecraft touches down in Soviet Kazakhstan.Ref: 5
1982*Challenger flies to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, TXRef: 5
1685 Duke of Monmouth's rebel army is defeated.Ref: 62
1806*A Spanish army repels the British during their attempt to retake Buenos Aires, Argentina.Ref: 2
1809*Napoleon defeats Austrians in Battle of Wagram.Ref: 10
1814*US troops under Jacob Brown defeat a superior British force at Chippewa, Canada.Ref: 2
1830*France invades Algeria, begins a 40 year conquest.Ref: 5
1839*British naval forces bombard Dingai on Zhoushan Island in China and occupy it.Ref: 2
1861*President Lincoln appoints Grant a brigadier general of volunteers following the recommendations of a caucus of Illinois congressmen. Then, August 5th, the appointment was confirmed by the Senate. 
1861*Engagement at Carthage, Missouri.Ref: 5
1863*Federal troops occupy Vicksburg, MS and distribute supplies to the citizens.Ref: 2
1940*Near the southwest coast of Ireland, a submarine torpedoes and shells Canadian merchant ship Magog. The crew abandons ship. 
1940*Marshal Henri Petain's Vichy government breaks off diplomatic relations with Great Britain.Ref: 2
1941*German troops reach the Dnieper River in the Soviet Union.Ref: 2
1942*Soviet resistance in the Crimea ends.Ref: 36
1943*Germans begin their last offensive against Kursk resulting in the largest tank battle in history.Ref: 36
1944*The Japanese garrison on Numfoor, New Guinea, tries to counterattack but is soon beaten back by US forces.Ref: 2
1944*Canadian Chiefs of Staff recommend that scorched earth plans be cancelled. 
1945*General Douglas MacArthur declares that the Philippine Islands are liberated. WWIIRef: 10
1950*American forces engage the North Koreans for the first time at Osan, South Korea.Ref: 2
1950*Private Kenneth Shadrick of Skin Fork, WV, became the first US serviceman to die in the Korean War.Ref: 6
1898*Lizzie (Stroud) Arlington becomes the first woman to play organized baseball when she pitches for Reading in the Eastern League. Some believe she pitched in Atlantic League exhibition games after being hired by Ed Barrow, the league's president.Ref: 1
1905*NY Giants 18 game win streak ends as Phillies win in 10th.Ref: 5
1909*Stanley Ketchel defeats Billy Papke "The Illinois Thunderbolt" to retain the middleweight title in a 20-round decision.Ref: 97
1914*Boston Braves are 15 games back in NL, & win the World Series.Ref: 5
1919*Red Sox Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a game for his first of 72 times.Ref: 5
1921*The Red Sox establish an American League record losing four consecutive doubleheaders with no other contests between the eight losses. The dubious streak began on June 29th.Ref: 1
1921*(Black Sox) Jury selection begins.Ref: 87
1929*At the Polo Grounds, the NY Giants become the first team to use a public address system.Ref: 1
1935*Brothers Tony and Al Cuccinello each hit a HR in the same game making it the first time in major league history that brothers on opposing teams hit round trippers. Tony's Dodgers beat Al's Giants, 14-4.Ref: 1
1935*Chicago Cubs are 10½ games back in NL, & go on to win the pennant.Ref: 5
1937*In the first game of a doubleheader, Frank Demaree goes 6-for-7 (three doubles and three singles) helping the Cubs edge the Cardinals, 13-12, in 14 innings. He adds two more singles in the second game a 9-7 chicago victory.Ref: 1
1937*Hal Trosky hits three HRs helping the Indians beat the Browns, 14-4.Ref: 1
1937*Joe DiMaggio hits his first grand slammer.Ref: 5
1945*Whitey Lockman of the New York Giants hits a home run in his first major league at bat.Ref: 12
1946*Larry Doby signed a contract with the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first black player in the American League.Ref: 70
1947*Striking out as a pinch hitter in an Indian 6-5 loss to the White Sox, Larry Doby becomes the first black to play in the AL.Ref: 1
1947*Larry Doby signs with Cleveland Indians-1st black player in AL.Ref: 5
1949*NY Giants purchase Monty Irvin & Henry Thompson, their first blacks.Ref: 5
1961*Cardinal first baseman Bill White hits three HRs and a double in a 9-1 rout over the Dodgers.Ref: 1
1962*Bob Garibaldi got a bonus of $150,000 as he signed with the San Francisco Giants.Ref: 4
1962*Mantle hits 2 homers en route to 4 consecutive homers.Ref: 5
1965*Dave Boswell and Jim Perry are winning pitchers as the Twins sweep a doubleheader from Red Sox to move into first place for good.Ref: 1
1969*The Orioles break a three game losing streak as Dave McNally outfielder Mickey Stanley plays his 220th consecutive errorless game.Ref: 1
1969*Rod Laver became the first man to win four Wimbledon tennis titles.Ref: 4
1971*Rather than being enshrined in a separate wing as previously announced, Negro League players elected to the Hall of Fame will be given full membership in Cooperstown.Ref: 1
1975*Arthur Ashe became the first black man to win a Wimbledon singles title as he defeated Jimmy Connors.Ref: 70
1982*For the first time since 1974, Jimmy Connors won the men’s singles tennis title at Wimbledon. Connors beat John McEnroe 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4.Ref: 4
1983*NJ Devils purchase AHL Maine Mariners as their farm team.Ref: 5
1985 Nicholas Mark Sanders (England) begins circumnavigation of the globe, covering 13,035 road miles in 78 days, 3 hr, 30 min.Ref: 5
1985*Baseball history was made when the NY Mets finally beat the Atlanta Braves (by a 16-13 score) in Atlanta’s Fulton County Stadium. A five-run rally for the Mets in the 19th inning sealed the win at 3:55 a.m. The line score of the game: 46 hits, 29 runs, 19 innings, two rain delays and the game length was 6 hours and 10 minutes. A Fourth of July fireworks show followed the game (at 4 a.m.).Ref: 4
1986*Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway sets 10K woman's record (30:13.74).Ref: 5
1987*The A's first baseman Mark McGwire becomes the first rookie to hit 30 homers before the All-Star Game as Oakland defeats the Red Sox, 6-2.Ref: 1
1987*Pat Cash, the 22-year-old, #11 seed, captured the Wimbledon singles tennis championship by defeating Ivan Lendl.Ref: 4
1989*Mark McGwire's gets his 100th career home run off of Royals' hurler Charlie Liebrandt, 2nd fastest (1400 at bats) (to Kiner).Ref: 5
1989*Toronto Blue Jays are 10 games back in AL, & go on to win the AL East.Ref: 5
1989*Pirate Barry Bonds homer makes him and his Dad, Bobby, the all-time father and son HR leader with 408. Previously the Bells (Gus & Buddy) and the Berras (Yogi & Dale) were tied with 407.Ref: 1
1990*Zina Garrison upsets Steffi Graf in Wimbeldon semi-finalsRef: 5
1990*Manager Whitey Herzog resigns after more than 10 years as the St Louis Cardinals skipper; Red Schoendienst fills in as interim manager.Ref: 86
1991*In an unanimous vote, final approval is given by baseball owners for the Rockies and the Marlins to join the National League in 1993.Ref: 1
1997*Martina Hingis, 16, became the youngest Wimbledom singles champion in 110 years as she beat Jana Novotna in the women's final.Ref: 70
1998*Defeating the Orioles 1-0, the Yankees improves their to record 61-20 equaing the best 81-game start in major league history. The mark matches the record of the 1902 Pittsburgh Pirates and the 1907 Chicago Cubs.Ref: 1
1998*In a game that is halted for 3½ hours by rain and takes 6 hours, 9 minutes to complete, the Rangers beat the Mariners, 9-2.Ref: 1
1998*Juan Gonzalez becomes the second player in major league history to go over the 100 RBI mark before the All-Star game. His major league-leading total 101 RBIs is second only to Tiger slugger Hank Greenberg who had 103 in 1935 and finished the season with 170.Ref: 1
1998*Toronto Blue Jay Roger Clemens becomes the 11th pitcher to record 3000 career strikeouts after fanning Tampa Bay's Randy Winn.Ref: 86
2000*In 12-9 comeback victory over the Astros, Luis Gonzalez becomes the first Diamondback to hit for the cycle. The Arizona outfielder doubled in the first inning, singled in the third, tripled in the eighth and homered in the ninth to accomplish the feat.Ref: 1
2001*Pirate skipper Lloyd McClendon is fined $1,000 for walking off the field with first base in the June 26 Brewers game. It's the first time a manager has been fined for 'stealing' a base.Ref: 1
1934*"Love in Bloom", sung by Bing Crosby with Irving Aaronson’s orchestra, was recorded for Brunswick Records in Los Angeles. The song was fairly popular, but became a much bigger success when comedian Jack Benny made it a popular standard.Ref: 4
1935*First Hawaii Calls radio program is broadcast.Ref: 5
1938*San Francisco Chronicle introduces column by 22 year-old Herb Caen. (Ends on his death 1/25/97)Ref: 10
1943 The Adventures of Nero Wolfe debuted on the NBC Blue radio network. Nero Wolfe was “the detective genius who rates the knife and fork the greatest tools ever invented by man.” The ‘gargantuan gourmet’ continued on the air until 1951.Ref: 4
1946 Louis Reard's bikini makes its debut during an outdoor fashion show at the Molitor Pool in Paris. The bikini was worn by a model at a press party. According to our Bikini Encyclopedia, it wasn’t long before the creation of Louis Reard went from making the rounds of media events to the beaches of the world. Mr. Reard, incidentally, called his bikini creation, “four triangles of nothing.”.Ref: 4
1948 My Favorite Husband, with Lucille Ball, became the gifted redhead’s first regular radio program on CBS. Lee Bowman, and later, Richard Denning, co-starred with Lucy as “two people who live together and like it.”Ref: 4
1949*Fiction: Benny Stolovitz fictional character on LA Law, is born.Ref: 5
1951 "The Silver Eagle" debuted on ABC radio as a late entry into radio’s action-adventure lineup. Jim Ameche starred as Jim West. The program continued for four years and marked the last of radio’s long list of adventure shows.Ref: 4
1954*Elvis Presley recorded That’s All Right (Mama) and Blue Moon of Kentucky. It was his first session for Sam Phillips and Sun Records in Memphis, TN.Ref: 4
1956*Elvis Presley recorded the song "That's All Right" during his first commercial recording session, at Sun Records in Memphis, Tenn.Ref: 70
1963*First Beatle tune to hit US charts, Del Shannon "From Me to You" at #87.Ref: 5
1965*Maria Callas's last public performance in Tosca at Covent Garden.Ref: 10
1968*John Lennon sells his psychedelic painted Rolls-Royce.Ref: 5
1969*Rolling Stones give free performance in Hyde Park for 350,000 two days after Brian Jones's death.Ref: 10
1973 "Live & Let Die," James Bond film premiers.Ref: 5
1984 Joseph Mallard William Turner's painting "Seascape, Folkestone"sells for $10 million in London.Ref: 10
1986*Janet Jackson finally took "Control" and got all the way to the top of U.S. LP charts. She was the youngest (19 years old) to hit number one with an LP since Little Steve Wonder ("The 12 Year Old Genius") in 1963. Produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, "Control" was her third album, but her first to hit number one. Tracks from the LP, "What Have You Done for Me Lately" became Jackson’s first top-five single and "Nasty" made it to number three.Ref: 4
1989*Rod Stewart hits his head while on stage & knocks himself outRef: 5
2000*Actor Sean Connery is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in a ceremony at the Palace of Holyrodhouse.Ref: 9
1709*Etienne de Silhouette, French minister of finance, artist, is born.Ref: 2
1755*Sarah Kemble Siddons, Brecon England, tragic actress (Fatal Marriage), is born.Ref: 5
1781*Sir Stamford Raffles, founded Singapore; discovered Rafflesia Arnoldi [w/Joseph Arnold], an East Indian fungus, is born.Ref: 68
1794*Sylvester Graham developed graham cracker, is born.Ref: 5
1801*David Farragut Civil War Union Navy Admiral: “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.”; is born in Knoxville TN.Ref: 4
1805*Robert Fitzroy English naval officer; commanded the H.M.S. Beagle, is born.Ref: 70
1810*P. T. (Phineus Taylor) Barnum, Bethel Conn, circus promoter (Barnum & Bailey), is born.Ref: 5
1853*Cecil John Rhodes diamond tycoon; founded Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford University; the African country of Rhodesia [now Zimbabwe] was named after him; is born.Ref: 4
1857*Clara Zetkin German women's rights advocate, is born.Ref: 5
1867*Andrew Ellicott Douglass, astronomer and archaeologist, is born.Ref: 2
1872*Edouard Herriot, French premier (1924-5, 1926, 1932), is born.Ref: 70
1877*Judah Leon Magnes, American founder of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is born.Ref: 70
1879*Dwight Filley Davis donated tennis' Davis Cup, is born.Ref: 5
1879*Wanda A Landowska, Warsaw Poland, harpsichordist (Musique Ancienne), is born.Ref: 5
1886*Willem Drees PM of Netherland (1948-58), is born.Ref: 5
1889*Jean Cocteau, France, writer/artist/film maker (Le Potamak), is born.Ref: 5
1891*John Northrop US, biochemist, crystallized enzymes (Nobel 1946), is born.Ref: 5
1897*Paul Ben-Haim (Frankenburger), Munich, Germany, Israeli composerRef: 5
1900*Bernard Cardinal Alfrink cardinal of Ultrecht Netherlands, is born.Ref: 5
1902*Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. American diplomat: US Ambassador: U.N., Viet Nam; is born.Ref: 4
1904*Milburn Stone actor: Gunsmoke, Arrowhead, The Sun Shines Bright, Atomic City, Branded, Heading for Heaven; is born in Bruton KS.Ref: 4
1904*Don Goddard Binghamton NY, news anchor (ABC Evening News 1958-59), is born.Ref: 5
1911*George Pompidou, Prime Minister of France (1968), is born.Ref: 2
1913*Smiley Lewis Louisiana, vocalist (I Hear You Knockin'), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Manolete, Spanish bullfighter, is born.Ref: 70
1918*George Rochberg Paterson NJ, composer (Concord Quartet), is born.Ref: 5
1923*John McKay WV, football coach (USC, Tampa Bay), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Janos Starker (Grammy Award-winning cellist [Instrumental Soloist without Orchestra: 1997]: Bach: Suites for Solo Cello Nos. 1–6; Grand prix du disque [France: 1948]), is born in Budapest Hungary.Ref: 4
1924*Beverly Tyler Scranton Pa, actress (Lorelei-Big Town), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Warren Oates Depoy Ky, actor (East of Eden, Stoney Burke), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Beverly Tyler Scranton Pa, actress (Best Foot Forward, Fireball), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Katherine Helmond Galveston TX, actress (Soap, Mona-Who's the Boss), is born.Ref: 5
1932 Victor Navasky is born.Ref: 10
1934*Actress Katherine Helmond (Mrs. Tate on "Soap") is born. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1934*Gordy (Gordon Calvin) Coleman (baseball: Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds [World Series: 1961]); is born.Ref: 4
1936*Shirley Knight Goessei Kansas, actress (Endless Love, Secrets), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Brooke Hayward LA Calif, author (Haywire), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Mike (Thomas Michael) Shannon (‘Moonman’: baseball: St. Louis Cardinals; sportscaster), is born.Ref: 4
1943*Curt (Curtis Le Roy) Blefary (baseball: Baltimore Orioles [Rookie of the Year: 1965/World Series: 1966], Houston Astros, NY Yankees, Oakland Athletics, SD Padres) is born.Ref: 4
1944*Robbie (Jamie) Robertson (composer, musician: guitar: group: The Band: Up on Cripple Creek, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Shape I’m In, River Hymn, Life is a Carnival), is born.Ref: 4
1945*Curtis Blefary baseball player (1965 AL rookie of year), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Jeffrey Kramer NYC, actor (Ted Stein-Struck by Lightning), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Julie Nixon Eisenhower Wash DC, daughter of Richard Milhaus Nixon, is born.Ref: 5
1949*Ed O’Ross (actor: Lethal Weapon, Full Metal Jacket, Another 48 Hrs., Dark Planet), is born.Ref: 4
1950*Michael Monarch (musician: guitar: group: Steppenwolf: Born to Be Wild, The Pusher, Magic Carpet Ride, Rock Me), is born.Ref: 4
1950*Gary Matthews baseball player (1973 NL rookie of year), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Huey Lewis rocker (& the News-Need a New Drug), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Richard "Goose" Gossage relief pitcher (Yankees, Padres), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Don (Donald John) DeMola (baseball: pitcher: Montreal Expos), is born.Ref: 4
1952*Terence T "Tom" Henricks Bryan Oh, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (STS 44), is born.Ref: 5
1956*James Lofton NFL wide reciever (Bills, Packers, Raiders), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Patsy Pease Winston-Salem NC, actress (Kimberly-Days of Our Lives), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Marc Cohn singer (Walking in Memphis), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Patricia Pease Jeffers NC, actress (Kimberly-Days of our Life), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Jillian Armenante (actress: Judging Amy, The Seven Mysteries of Life, Delivered, Girl, Interrupted), is born.Ref: 4
1972*Michael Bays Enrico Calif, actor (Bronx Zoo, Days of Our Live)Ref: 5
1975*Chris Gratton (hockey: NHL: Tampa-Bay Lightning, Philadelphia Flyers, Buffalo Sabres), is born.Ref: 4
1983*Baby girl born in Roanoke, Va., to a mother brain dead for 84 daysRef: 5
1536*Magdalen tragically died soon after becoming the Scottish queen of James V.Ref: 62
1764 Emperor Ivan VI Russia dies.Ref: 10
1826*Sir Stamford Raffles, founded Singapore; discovered Rafflesia Arnoldi [w/Joseph Arnold], an East Indian fungus; dies.Ref: 68
1891*Hail kills 6 horses in Rapid City, SD.Ref: 5
1900*Henry Barnard, American education commissioner, dies at age 89.Ref: 70
1903*Death of English theologian William Burt Pope, 81. His 'Compendium of Christian Theology' (1875-76) set forth the most powerful systematic arguments of his day for the holiness doctrine in Methodism.Ref: 5
1911*George Johnstone Stoney, Irish/English physicist, dies at age 85.Ref: 70
1920*Max Klinger, German painter, sculptor and engraver, dies at age 70.Ref: 70
1927*Albrecht Kossel, German Nobel Prize-winning chemist (1910), dies at age 73.Ref: 70
1945*John Curtin, Australian prime minister, dies at age 60.Ref: 70
1948*Georges Bernanos, French novelist and polemical writer, dies at age 60.Ref: 70
1948*Carole Landis actress, dies at 29.Ref: 5
1962*Death of Helmut Richard Niebuhr, 67. Christian Ethics professor at Yale for 30 years, Niebuhr is better remembered for his popular and oft-reprinted 1951 classic, 'Christand Culture' -- a work that explores available options of relating one's personal faith to the world's highest and noblest principles.Ref: 5
1969*Ben Alexander (Nicholas Benton Alexander) actor: All Quiet on the Western Front, Dragnet; dies at age 86.Ref: 4
1969*Walter Gropius, German architect; helped found the Bauhaus school, dies at age 86.Ref: 70
1969*Tom Mboya economics minister, assassinated in Narobi Kenya.Ref: 5
1970*Air Canada DC-8 crashes 7 miles from Toronto's airport killing 109Ref: 5
1979*Judson Laire actor/singer (Papa-Mama), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1983*Harry (Haag) James trumpeter, bandleader: Sweet Georgia Brown, Chiribiribin, And the Angels Sing, Two O’clock Jump, You Made Me Love You, Music Makers, Strictly Instrumental, I’ll Get By; married to Betty Grable (second of four wives); dies in Las Vegas at age 67.Ref: 4
1985*Marion Byron actress, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1990*Mitch Snyder, homeless advocate, commits suicide at 46 by hangingRef: 5
1992*Georgia Brown (Lillian Klot) actress: Oliver, Cheers; dies.Ref: 4
1993*Harrison Salisbury, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for International Reporting [1955]; Moscow correspondent for NY Times, dies.Ref: 4
1998*Sid Luckman Pro Football Hall of Famer: Chicago Bears quarterback: 4 NFL Championships, MVP [1943]; shares NFL individual record for touchdowns thrown in a game [7, Nov. 14, 1943]; dies.Ref: 4
2001*Ernie K-Doe (Ernest Kador Jr.) singer/songwriter: Mother-In-Law; dies,Ref: 4
2002*Baseball legend Ted Williams, considered by many the greatest hitter in the history of the game, dies of cardiac arrest at the age of 83. The first-ballot Hall of Famer, who was a lifetime .344 hitter, won MVP and Triple Crown twice, led American League in batting for six seasons, and hit .406 in 1941 during his 19-year career with the Red Sox.Ref: 1
2002*Katy Jurado actress: High Noon, One-Eyed Jacks, Trapeze; dies.Ref: 4

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