Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
July 9th

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118*Hadrian, Rome's new emperor, makes his entry into the city.Ref: 2
455*Avitus, the Roman military commander in Gaul, becomes Emperor of the West.Ref: 2
1540*England's King Henry VIII had his six-month-old marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, annulled.Ref: 5
1553*Lady Jane Grey proclaimed Queen of England.Ref: 10
1609*Emperor Rudolf II grants Bohemia freedom of worship.Ref: 2
1789*In Versailles, the French National Assembly declares itself the Constituent Assembly and begins to prepare a French constitution.Ref: 2
1792*S.L. Mitchell of Columbia College in NY City became the first Professor of Agriculture.Ref: 4
1810*Holland is annexed by Napoleon.Ref: 62
1816 Argentina declares independence from Spain.Ref: 5
1846*Capt Montgomery claims Yerba Buena (San Francisco) for the U.S.Ref: 5
1847*A 10-hour work day was established for workers in the State of New Hampshire.Ref: 4
1860*Temperature hits 115ø F in Ft Scott & 112ø F in Topeka Kansas.Ref: 5
1868*South Carolina is readmitted to the Union after the Civil War. 
1868*First black cabinet member in SC (Francis L Cardozo-sect of state).Ref: 5
1900*The Commonwealth of Australia is established by an act of British Parliament, uniting the separate colonies under a federal government.Ref: 2
1918*US Army's Distinguished Service Cross authorized.Ref: 5
1946*Bon (Ronald) Scott singer: group: AC/DC, is born.Ref: 4
1947*The engagement of Britain's Princess Elizabeth to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten was announced.Ref: 70
1950*13.15" (33.40 cm) of rainfall, York, Nebraska (state 24-hour record).Ref: 5
1951*President Truman asked Congress to formally end the state of war between the United States and Germany.Ref: 70
1951*Formal end of WWII by Britain and France.Ref: 10
1953*The first commuter passenger service by helicopter began in America’s largest city. NY Airways provided the lift for busy people who wanted to avoid the traffic below.Ref: 4
1955*First black executive on White House staff (E Frederic Morrow).Ref: 5
1958*Giant splash caused by fall of 90 million tons of rock & ice into Lituya Bay, Alaska washes 1,800 feet up the mountain.Ref: 5
1968*39.83 cm (15.68") of rainfall, Columbus, Miss (state 24-hour record).Ref: 5
1973*Bahamas Islands declare their independence.Ref: 62
1973*Clarence M. Kelley was sworn in as Director of the FBI. Kelley was a former FBI agent and had served as the Chief of Police of Kansas City, Missouri for many years before this appointment.Ref: 14
1976*Uganda asks UN to condemn Israeli hostage rescue raid on Entebbe.Ref: 5
1978*Nearly 100,000 demonstrators march on Wash DC for ERA.Ref: 5
1978*American Nazi Party, holds a rally at Marquette Park, ChicagoRef: 5
1979*Dr Walter Massey named director of Argonne national Lab.Ref: 5
1982*Margaret Thatcher begins her 2nd term as British prime minster.Ref: 5
1986*The attorney general's Commission on Pornography released the final draft of its 2,000-page report, which linked hard-core porn to sex crimes.Ref: 70
1991*Former CIA officer Alan D. Fiers pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges in the Iran-Contra affair.Ref: 6
1992*Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton tapped Tennessee Sen. Al Gore to be his running mate.Ref: 70
1993*Remains of Nicholas II and his family identified in Russia.Ref: 10
1996*Former Colorado Governor Richard Lamm began a drive for the presidential nomination of Ross Perot's fledgling Reform Party.Ref: 6
1997*Democratic presidential nominee Bill Clinton taps Senator Al Gore to be his running mate. (XDG, p 4A, 7/09/2002)Ref: 83
1999*The Wall Street Journal reports on page 1 that an Oakland California dock strike ended when crane operators returned to work after a two-day walkout over safety issues.Ref: 33
1999*The Wall Street Journal reports on page 1 that an Amtrak train derailed after hitting a truck 60 miles west of Houston, injuring 18.Ref: 33
1999*The Wall Street Journal reports on page 1 that drinking at least one cup of tea a day can cut heart attack risk by 44%.Ref: 33
1999*(Prudential Insurance) Pruco Securities, a unit of Prudential Insurance. Was censured and fined $20M by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) for deceptive sales of variable life insurance, one of the largest finest ever by the NASD. (Wall Street Journal, p C1, 7/09/1999)Ref: 33
2000*The 13th International AIDS Conference opened in Durban, South Africa.Ref: 6
2001 A court in Chile ruled that Gen. Augusto Pinochet could not be tried on human rights charges because of his deteriorating health and mental condition.Ref: 70
2002*Saddam Hussein's stepson, Mohammaed Nour al-Din Saffi, is deported from Miami to New Zealand where he is a naturalized citizen for failing to get the proper visa. He is the eldest son of Saddam's second wife. (USA Today, 7/10/2002, p 3A)Ref: 13
2002*David Berkowitz, the "Son of Sam" killer is denied parole in New York. (USA Today, 7/10/2002, p 3A)Ref: 13
2002*The Senate voted to entomb thousands of tons of radioactive waste inside Yucca Mountain in the Nevada desert, rejecting the state's fervent protests.Ref: 70
2003 (Hong Kong) Between 30,000 and 50,000 rally to demand popular elections for Hong Kong's chief executive and legislature. (WSJ, p A14, 7/17/2003)Ref: 33
1595*Johannes Kepler inscribes geometric solid construction of universe.Ref: 5
1808*The leather-splitting machine was patented by Samuel Parker of Billerica, MA.Ref: 4
1872*The doughnut cutter was patented by John F. Blondel of Thomaston, ME.Ref: 4
1878*An improved corncob pipe patented by Henry Tibbe, Washington, Mo.Ref: 5
1893*Dr. Daniel Hale Williams performs the first successful open-heart surgery, without anesthesia, in Chicago IL.Ref: 39
1910*The first airplane to fly a mile in the air did so this day with W.R. Brookins of Atlantic City, NJ at the controls.Ref: 4
1916 First cargo submarine to cross the Atlantic arrives in US from Germany.Ref: 5
1957 Discovery of element 102 (Nobelium) announced.Ref: 5
1979*Voyager 2 flies past Jupiter.Ref: 5
1992*The space shuttle Columbia lands at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ending a two-week mission. (XDG, p 4A, 7/09/2002)Ref: 83
1999*The Wall Street Journal runs an article on page B1 on Toyota's Prius and Honda's Insight, hybrid cars running on gasoline and electricity that will get 55 to 80 miles to a gallon and run 850 miles between fill-ups that should be available in the US by June of 2000. The vehicles will cost about $20,000.Ref: 33
1386 Swiss defeat Austrians at the Battle of Sempach.Ref: 10
1553 Maurice of Saxony is mortally wounded at Sievershausen, Germany, while defeating Albert of Brandenburg-Kulmbach.Ref: 2
1755*British General Edward Braddock is killed by French and Indian troops in the French and Indian War.Ref: 2
1776*The Declaration of Independence was read aloud to Gen. George Washington's troops in New York.Ref: 70
1790 The Swedish navy captures one third of the Russian fleet at the Battle of Svensksund in the Baltic Sea.Ref: 2
1861*Confederate cavalry led by General John Morgan captures Tompkinsville, Kentucky.Ref: 2
1863*Port Hudson falls to the Union. The entire Mississippi is now in Union hands.Ref: 5
1915*German Southwest African surrenders to British South African troops under Gen. Botha.Ref: 5
1940*In Canada, at a meeting of the Cabinet War Committee, the prime minister and ministers approve a project to study the spread of diseases from planes and shells. This is the beginning of germ warfare in Canada. 
1940*The RAF begins night bombing of Germany.Ref: 62
1942*Germans begin a drive toward Stalingrad in the USSR.Ref: 36
1943*(and 10th) The Allies land in Sicily.Ref: 35
1943*England's 1st Air Landing (glider) Brigade takes off from airfields in Tunisia, bound for Sicily. This is the first use of American-built CG-4A gliders. The Canadian assault convoy joins the main invasion armada of almost 3000 Allied ships en route to Sicily. 
1944*British and Canadian troops enter Caen, France.Ref: 36
1944*German forces are ordered to withdraw across the Orne River. 
1944*American forces secure Saipan from the Japanese. (XDG, p 4A, 7/9/2000)Ref: 83
1950*General Douglas MacArthur is named the commander-in-chief of the United Nations forces in Korea.Ref: 62
1971*The United States turns over complete responsibility of the Demilitarized Zone to South Vietnamese units.Ref: 2
1877*First Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship begins with 21 amateurs competing for men's singles.Ref: 10
1914*First auction bridge championship tournament held at Lake Placid Club, N.Y.Ref: 10
1922*Johnny Weissmuller became the first to swim the 100-meters freestyle in less than a minute. The future Tarzan set the pace at an event in Alameda, CA.Ref: 4
1933*Frankford Yellowjackets sold, rechristened Philadelphia Eagles.Ref: 5
1935*American track star Norman Bright ran the two mile event in the record time of 9 minutes, 13.2 seconds at a meet in NY City.Ref: 4
1937*Joe DiMaggio hits for the cycle as he delivers two home runs, a triple, double and single helping the Yankees maul the Senators, 16-2. The ' Yankee Clipper ' will accomplish this feat only once again in 1948.Ref: 1
1937*Construction begins on Wrigley Field bleachers and centerfield scoreboard.Ref: 86
1940*At Sportsman's Park, five National League hurlers combine to throw the first shutout in All-Star history. Paul Derringer, Bucky Walters, Whit Wyatt, Larry French, and Carl Hubbell three-hit the junior circuit, 4-0, with the help of Max West's three-run homer.Ref: 1
1946*At Boston's Fenway Park, hometown favorite Ted Williams hits two homers, two singles and has five RBIs in the most one-sided game in All-Star history as the American League soundly defeats the National League , 12-0.Ref: 1
1948*Satchel Paige, 42, debuts in majors pitching 2 scoreless inn for Cleveland.Ref: 5
1953*Phillies Robin Roberts ends streak of 28 consecutive complete games.Ref: 5
1956*The BBWAA, by a narrow margin of 14-12, vote to establish the Cy Young Award to honor the major leagues' most outstanding pitcher. Commissioner Ford Frick initiated the idea because he felt hurlers were not recognized in the MVP voting, but ironically the first recipient of the Cy Young Award, Dodger Don Newcombe, also won the Most Valuable Player Award.Ref: 1
1957*AL beats NL 6-5 in 24th All Star Game (Busch Stadium, St Louis).Ref: 5
1963*NL beats AL 5-3 in 34th All Star Game (Municipal Stad, Cleveland).Ref: 5
1968*In the first All-Star game played indoors, American Leaguers are held to just three hits in the Astrodome as National League wins All-star game, 1-0 , thanks to Willie Mays scoring an unearned run in the first inning.Ref: 1
1969*Tom Seaver of the NY Mets retired the first 25 Chicago Cubs he faced this day. However, with just two outs to go to get a perfect game, Seaver gave up a single to Jimmy Qualls. The Mets blanked the Cubs 4-0 in that one-hitter.Ref: 4
1971*In the longest shutout in AL history, the A's beat the Angels, 1-0 in a 20-inning game. Oakland's Vida Blue fans 17 batters in the first eleven innings.Ref: 1
1971*Royals' Fred Patek hits for the cycle off of Jim Perry. The 5'5" KS City shortstop's efforts help defeat the Twins, 6-3.Ref: 1
1973 9th Maccabiah games opens in Tel Aviv, Israel.Ref: 5
1976*Houston Astro Larry Dierker no-hits Montreal Expos, 6-0.Ref: 5
1984*The Hoosier Dome in Indpls, IN was packed to the rafters. 67,596 spectators, the largest crowd to watch a basketball game in the United States, saw the US men’s Olympic team defeat a team of players from the NBA, 97-82. The largest crowd in the world to see a basketball game was in 1951. 75,000 spectators saw the Harlem Globetrotters play in Olympic Stadium in West Berlin, Germany.Ref: 4
1985*Herschel Walker of the New Jersey Generals was named the Most Valuable Player in the United States Football League (USFL).Ref: 4
1985*Football great Joe Namath signed a five-year pact with ABC-TV to provide commentary for Monday Night Football. The former NY Jets quarterback reportedly earned one million dollars a year for the job. Namath replaced ’Dandy’ Don Meredith. Broadway Joe had previous experience with Monday Night Football as a player, when he and the Jets were the first team to play on the popular TV series on September 21, 1970.Ref: 4
1986*Dale Murphy's consecutive-game streak comes to an end at 740 games. The Braves' outfielder hadn't missed a game since September of 1981.Ref: 1
1989*First time Wimbeldon has both men & women's final on same day, Boris Becker beats Stefan Edberg & Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova.Ref: 5
1991*Cal Ripken's three-run homer helps the AL defeat the Nationals, 4-2, giving the junior circuit its fourth consecutive All-Star win. Tony LaRussa becomes the first manager with three straight All-Star victoriesRef: 1
1991*The International Olympic Committee readmitted South Africa.Ref: 6
1992*Bobby Valentine is dismissed as manager of the Texas Rangers, and replaced on an interim basis by Toby Harrah. A week later, Harrah accepts the position on a full-time basis.Ref: 86
1996*In Philadelphia, Dodger backstop Mike Piazza hits a moon shot into the upper-deck at Veterans Stadium and also bangs a RBI double helping the NL to blank the AL, 6-0, in All-Star action.Ref: 1
1997*The Nevada State Athletic Commission, in a unanimous voice vote, revokes Mike Tyson's boxing license and fines him $3 million for biting Holyfield.Ref: 98
1998*Brewer owner Bud Selig, who served as acting commissioner for nearly the last six years, is named by the owners to be baseball's ninth commissioner. To avoid conflicts of interest, his ownership of the Milwaukee's franchise will be placed in trust.Ref: 1
1999*The Arizona Diamondback bullpen is solidified with the addition of closer Matt Mantei, acquired from Florida for pitcher Vladimir Nunez, pitcher Brad Penny and a player to be named later.Ref: 86
1999*(Long Island) The Wall Street Journal reports on page W8 that tennis player John McEnroe purchase a $4.2M 8000 square foot home on two acres in Southampton, NY.Ref: 33
2000*Top-seeded Pete Sampras won his seventh Wimbledon title as he defeated Patrick Rafter, 6-7 (10), 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2.Ref: 6
2001*Wildcard entrant Goran Ivanisevic won the men's title at Wimbleton by beating Patrick Rafter. (XDG, p 4A, 7/09/2002)Ref: 83
2002 Jason Parker of Omaha wins the 10-meter air rifle world championship title after a shoot-off with China's Jie Li. (USA Today, 7/10/2002, p 11C)Ref: 13
2002*Two-time Indy 500 winner, Al Unser Jr., is arrested on domestic violence charges for allegedly hitting his girlfriend of four years, Jena Soto. (USA Today, 7/10/2002, p 1C)Ref: 13
2002*Frederick Eugene Greghun, age 23, admits calling the Federal Aviation Administration on February 18th that a Delta Airlines flight woujld crash into downtown Salt Lake City. (USA Today, 7/10/2002, p 11C)Ref: 13
2002*Despite chants of 'Let them play!' from the sellout crowd of 41,871 at Milwaukee's Miller Park, Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig declares the 73rd All-Star Game a 7-7 tie after 11 innings. No player is selected to receive the first Ted Williams Most Valuable Player award, named in honor of the late Red Sox legend who died five days ago.Ref: 1
1800 Mt Vernon Gardens becomes site of first summer theatre in US.Ref: 5
1955*Bill Haley & Comets' "Rock Around the Clock" tops billboards chart.Ref: 5
1956*Dick Clark's first appearance as host of American Bandstand.Ref: 5
1972*Paul McCartney appeared on stage for the first time since 1966 as his group, Wings, opened at Chateauvillon in the south of France.Ref: 4
1980*Walt Disney's "The Fox & The Hound" released.Ref: 5
1981*The Jacksons begin a 36-city tour.Ref: 5
1986*A new Broadway showplace opened. It was the first new theatre on Broadway in 13 years. The Marquis Theatre, located at the corner of 46th Street and Broadway, seated 1,600 theatregoers.Ref: 4
1988*"Facts of Life," Lisa Whelchel weds Steve Cauble.Ref: 5
1993 ILM Goes Digital. George Lucas' Industrial Light Magic completes it's transition to digital technology by shutting down it's Anderson Optical Printer. The optical printer system of mattes had been the way motion picture visual effects had been done since Melies in 1909, but the Digital Revolution changed everything.Ref: 73
1995*The Grateful Dead played their last concert, at Soldier Field in Chicago.Ref: 70
1577*Thomas De La Warr, English official; one of the founders of the Virginia colony, is born.Ref: 70
1764*Ann Ward Radcliffe, English Gothic novelist (The Italian), is born.Ref: 5
1802*Thomas Davenport, inventor of the first commercial electric motor, is born.Ref: 5
1819*Elias Howe, inventor of the sewing machine, is born in Spencer, MA.Ref: 2
1838*Birth of Philip P. Bliss, American gospel singer and songwriter. His best-remembered hymns include 'Wonderful Words of Life,' 'It is Well with My Soul' and 'Let theLower Lights Be Burning.'.Ref: 5
1843*Birth of Ralph E. Hudson, sacred composer and music publisher. His most enduring hymns include 'At the Cross' and 'Blessed Be the Name.'Ref: 5
1856 Nicola Tesla is born.Ref: 10
1858*Franz Boas anthropologist/linguist (Mind of Primitive Man), is born.Ref: 5
1864*Franz Miller becomes first Train Murderer, is born.Ref: 5
1878*H.V. Kaltenborn Milwaukee Wisc, newscaster (Who Said That?), is born.Ref: 5
1879*Ottorino Respighi Bologna, Italy, composer (Pines of Rome), is born.Ref: 5
1884*Mikhail Borodin, Russian Comintern agent, is born.Ref: 70
1887*Samuel Eliot Morison, biographer and historian, is born.Ref: 2
1894*Dorothy Thompson, journalist, writer and radio commentator, is born.Ref: 2
1896*Birth of William Cameron Townsend, American missionary and linguist. In 1942 he established what has become the largest evangelical missionary agency in the world --Wycliffe Bible Translators (WBT).Ref: 5
1897*Albert Wedemeyer, American military leader during World War II, is born.Ref: 70
1900*Carmen Franco, Spanish consort of Francisco Franco, is born.Ref: 70
1901*Dame Barbara Cartland, romance novelist featuring virginal heroines: Jigsaw, Etiquette Handbook, The Herb for Happiness, Lights, Laughter and a Lady, The Passionate Pilgrim, Search for a Wife, Woman The Enigma; authored 723 books, sold over 1 billion copies worldwide [in 36 languages]; advocate of feminine virtues and commanding men; died May 21, 2000Ref: 4
1901*Jester Hairston NC, actor (Thats My Mama, Rolly-Amen), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Clarence Campbell, Saskatchewan, 3rd NHL pres (1946-77), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Minor White, abstract photographer, is born.Ref: 2
1909*Jester Hairston actor (Riley-Amen), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Mervyn Peake, English novelist, poet, playwright and illustrator, is born.Ref: 70
1915*David Diamond Rochester NY, composer (Paderewski Prize-1943), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Sir Edward Heath (C) British PM (1970-74), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Ted Steele Hartford Ct, orch leader (Cavalcade of Stars), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Jim Pollard Basketball Hall of Famer: Minneapolis Lakers; coach: La Salle College; is born.Ref: 4
1924*Leonard Pennario Buffalo NY, pianist (LA Philharmonic), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Alan Dale Bkln NY, singer (Alan Dale Show), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Mathilde Krim, geneticist, founder of the AIDS foundation, is born.Ref: 2
1927*Susan Cabot (Harriet Shapiro) actress: The Wasp Woman, Machine Gun Kelly, Carnival Rock, Son of Ali Baba, Sorority Girl; is born.Ref: 4
1927*Jim McReynolds folk singer [w/brother]: group: Jim & Jesse: Cotton Mill Man, Ballad of Thunder Road, Freight Train, Diesel on My Tail, is born.Ref: 4
1927*Ed Ames, Malden Mass, singer (The Ames Brothers), actor (Mingo-Daniel Boone), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Leonard Patrick "Red" Kelly NHL hall of famer (Norris trophy), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Atty William T Francis named minister to Liberia.Ref: 5
1929*Wally (Walter Charles) Post baseball: Cincinnati Redlegs, Cincinnati Reds [World Series: 1961], Philadelphia Phillies, Minnesota Twins, Cleveland Indians; is born.Ref: 4
1929*Hassan II king of Morocco (1961-1999 ), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Lee Hazelwood Ok, country singer/songwriter (Summer Wine, Jackson), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Buddy Bregman Chicago, orch leader (Eddie Fisher Show), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Oliver Sachs, neurologist and author (Awakenings), is born.Ref: 2
1935*Ronnie Burns Evanston Ill, adopted son of George Burns, is born.Ref: 5
1936*June Jordan, poet and author, is born.Ref: 2
1936*David Zinman NYC, conductor (Balt Symphony-1983), is born.Ref: 5
1936*James Hampton actor (Teen Wolf, Amazing Howard Hughes, Hawmps), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Clemon Daniels AFL player of year 1963, Half back (Oak, Dallas SF), is born.Ref: 5
1937*David Hockney English artist (Pop Art), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Brian Dennehy, Bridgeport CT, actor (Check is in the Mail, F/X, Cocoon, Ants), is born. (TWA, 1998)Ref: 95
1938*Paul Chihara Seattle Washington, US/Japanese composer, is born.Ref: 5
1939*James Hampton Okla City OK, actor (Bugler Dobbs-F Troop), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Richard Roundtree New Rochelle NY, actor (Shaft, Roots), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Takehide Nakatani Japan, lightweight (Olympic-gold-1964), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Karin von Aroldingen Germany, ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Co), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Richard Roundtree actor: Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored, Q, Body of Influence, Shaft, Shaft’s Big Score, Shaft (2000), is born.Ref: 4
1943*Bon Scott vocalist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell), is born.Ref: 5
1943*John H Casper Greenville SC, Col USAF/astronaut (STS-36, sk:STS-50), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Author Dean Koontz is born.Ref: 68
1946*Mitch Mitchell drummer (Jimi Hendrix Experience), is born.Ref: 5
1947*O(renthal) J(ames) Simpson SF, NFL running back (Buffalo Bills)/actor, is born.Ref: 68
1949*Singer Courtney Love is born. (XDG, p 4A, 7/9/2000)Ref: 83
1951*Dave Parker ‘The Cobra’: baseball: Pittsburgh Pirates [NL MVP: 1978; World Series: 1979], Cincinnati Reds, Oakland Athletics [World Series: 1988, 1989], Milwaukee Brewers, California Angels, Toronto Blue Jays; baseball’s first million-dollar player; coach: California Angels, St. Louis Cardinals; restauranteur, is born.Ref: 4
1952*John Tesh Garden City NY, TV host (Entertainment Tonight), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Debbie Sledge Phila, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Tom Hanks Concord, CA, actor (Bossom Buddies, Big, Punchline), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Marc Almond rocker (Everything I Want Love to Be), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Kelly McGillis Newport Beach Ca, actress (Top Gun, Accused, Witness), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Jimmy Smits NYC, actor (Victor Sifuentes-LA Law), is born. (TWA, 1988)Ref: 95
1959*Marc (Peter) Almond singer: duo: Soft Cell: Tainted Love; group: Marc & the Mambas: LP: Torment and Toreros; solo: Stories of Johnny, LP: Mother Fist and Her Five Daughters, is born.Ref: 4
1959*Jim Kerr rocker (Simple Minds-Don't You Forget About Me), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Pamela Annette Sanders Miami Florida, playmate (November, 1985), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Actress Courtney Love (Love Michelle Harrison) is born.Ref: 24
1965*Frank Bello Bronx NY, rock bassist (Anthrax-Protest & Survive), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Bobby Leslie TV rocker (Guys Next Door-I Was Made For You), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Scott Grimes Lowell Mass, actor (Together We Stand), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Fred Aaron Savage Ill, actor (Kevin-Wonder Years, Vice Versa), is born.Ref: 5
1228*Death of Stephen Langton (, Archbishop of Canterbury. It was Langton who formulated the original division of the Bible into chapters in the late 1100s.Ref: 5
1440 Jan von Eyck dies.Ref: 10
1737 Gian Gostone de'Medici dies.Ref: 10
1746 Philip V Spain dies.Ref: 10
1797*Edmund Burke statesman, philosopher: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”; dies.Ref: 4
1828*Gilbert Stuart artist: portraits of George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, etc.; dies at age 72.Ref: 4
1836*James Towler, Xenia Ohio's first postmaster, dies. (XDG, 9/16/1982)Ref: 83
1843*Washington Allston, American painter, dies at age 63.Ref: 70
1850*Zachary Taylor, the 12th president of the United States [1849-1850], dies in office at the age of 55 after serving only 16 months in office. He is succeeded by Millard Fillmore.Ref: 2
1850*Mirza Ali Muhammed (the Bab) is executed in Tabriz, Iran.Ref: 10
1856*Count Amedeo Avogadro, Italian chemist, dies.Ref: 17
1860*Massacre of Christians at Damascas begins.Ref: 10
1875*Francis Preston Blair Jr famed St Louis lawyer, dies at 54.Ref: 5
1917*British warship "Vanguard" explodes at Scapa Flow killing 800.Ref: 5
1918*101 killed & 171 injured in worst US train wreck, Nashville, Tenn.Ref: 5
1938 Claude J.G. Montefiore dies.Ref: 10
1938*(US Supreme Court Justice) Benjamin Cardozo, American Supreme Court justice (1932-8), dies at age 68.Ref: 70
1944*World's largest circus tent catches fire at Ringling Brother's Barnum & Bailey 2nd performance. 168 die. (Hartford Conn).Ref: 5
1951*Harry Heilmann baseball hall of famer outfielder (Det), dies at 56.Ref: 5
1961*Whittaker Chambers, American journalist; accuser in the Alger Hiss case, dies at age 60.Ref: 70
1961*Whittaker Chambers, American journalist; accuser in the Alger Hiss case, dies at age 60.Ref: 70
1968*Allyn Edwards host (One Minute Please, Mr Citizen), dies at 53.Ref: 5
1968*John Indrisano actor (OK Crackerby), dies at 62.Ref: 5
1974*(US Supreme Court Justice) Earl Warren, 14th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1953-1969, dies.Ref: 4
1976*Tom Yawkey, American sportsman and owner of the Boston Red Sox (1933-76), dies at age 73.Ref: 70
1977*Alice Paul women’s rights activist; founder of National Women’s Party [1913]; dies at age 69.Ref: 4
1977*Dr Loren Eiseley, prof of Anthropology (Animal Secrets), dies at 69.Ref: 5
1979*Robert Woodward Nobel Prize-winning scientist [1965]: study of the molecular structure of complex organic compounds; dies.Ref: 4
1979*Cornelia Otis Skinner, American actress and author of light verse, monologues and sketches, dies at age 78.Ref: 70
1980*Seven die in a stampede to see the pope in Brazil.Ref: 5
1982*A Pan Am Boeing 727 crashed in Kenner, Louisiana, killing all 146 people aboard and eight people on the ground. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1982*Wingy (Joseph Matthews) Manone musician: trumpet: Tar Paper Stomp; singer, bandleader: Nickel in the Slot, Flat Foot Floogie, Annie Laurie; dies.Ref: 5
1984*Peter Hurd, American painter, printmaker and illustrator, dies at age 80.Ref: 70
1984*Randall Thompson, American composer of choral music, dies at age 85.Ref: 70
1985*Rafael Campos actor (Ramon-Rhoda, Sancho-V), dies of cancer at 49.Ref: 5
1986*Red (Charles Frederick) Lucas ‘The Nashville Narcissus’: baseball: pitcher: NY Giants, Boston Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates; dies.Ref: 4
1988*Jackie Presser, American Teamsters Union leader (1983-88), dies at age 61.Ref: 70
1988*Barbara Woodhouse dog trainer, dies at 78 of a stroke.Ref: 5
1990*Howard Duff, actor (Felony Squad, Mr. Adams and Eve, Flamingo Road, Knots Landing, Dante, Dallas, East of Eden, Kramer vs. Kramer, The Naked City, Oh God!, Book 2), dies of a heart attack in Santa Barbra CA at age 76. (TWA, 1991)Ref: 68
1992*(Arnold) Eric Sevareid Emmy Award-winning news correspondent: LBJ-The Man and the President, CBS News with Walter Cronkite [1972-73], The Agnew Resignation, CBS News with Walter Cronkite [10/10/73]; commentator: CBS; dies in Washington at age 79.Ref: 4
1996*Melvin Belli ‘King of Torts’: attorney: represented Mae West, Errol Flynn, Muhammad Ali, Jack Ruby, Tammy Fae Bakker; author: Everybody’s Guide to the Law; dies in San Francisco at age 88.Ref: 4
2000*Twelve people died in a soccer stampede set off when police fired tear gas at bottle-throwing fans during a World Cup qualifier between Zimbabwe and South Africa in Harare, Zimbabwe. (South Africa's 2-0 victory over Zimbabwe was ruled official.)Ref: 6
2002*Oscar winning actor Rod Steiger (Rodney Stephen Steiger) dies in Los Angeles at age 77 of pneumonia and kidney failure. (USA Today, p. 2D, 7/10/2002)Ref: 13

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