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

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-432*-BC- Origin of Metonic Cycle.Ref: 5
574*John III ends his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
1100*Abbey Church at Gloucester is dedicated. 
1249*The coronation of Alexander III (of Scotland) by David de Bernham at Scone Abbey.Ref: 16
1568*Dean of St Paul's Cathedral perfects a way to bottle beer.Ref: 5
1762*Coup d'etat in Russia dethrones Peter VI.Ref: 10
1787*Congress, under the Articles of Confederation, enacts the Northwest Ordinance, establishing rules for governing the Northwest Territory, for admitting new states to the Union and limiting the expansion of slavery.Ref: 2
1787*Northwest Ordinance of 1787-a territory can become 3 to 5 states at 60,000 population.Ref: 5
1812*The first pawnbroking ordinance was passed in NY City on this day.Ref: 4
1815*Former US President John Adams wrote in a letter: 'The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. If I were an atheist,... I should still believe fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations.'.Ref: 5
1836*John Ruggles of Thomaston, Maine received patent #1 from the U.S. Patent Office under a new patent-numbering system. Before Ruggles, a U.S. senator from Maine and the author of the 1836 Patent Act which brought back the examination process, there had been 9,957 non-numbered patents issued. Ruggles received his patent for a traction wheel used in locomotive steam engines.Ref: 39
1837*Queen Victoria becomes first monarch to occupy Buckingham Palace.Ref: 10
1865*Horace Greeley of the New York Tribune said "Go west young man, go west"Ref: 62
1868*Alabama is readmitted to the Union after the Civil War. 
1868*Oscar J Dunn, former slave, installed as lt governor of Louisiana.Ref: 5
1878*Treaty of Berlin: Bulgaria split, Macedonia, Roumania, Serbia & Montenegro become independent.Ref: 10
1898*SF Ferry Building at the foot of Market Street opensRef: 5
1900*(Triangle) Plans for a new building for Joseph Asch at Greene Street and Washington Place in New York City are approved.Ref: 87
1917*Vision of Virgin Mary appeared to children of Fatima, Portugal.Ref: 5
1919*Race riots in Longview & Gregg counties TX.Ref: 5
1936*112ø F (44ø C), Mio, Michigan (state record).Ref: 5
1936*114ø F (46ø C), Wisconsin Dells, Wisc. (state record).Ref: 5
1945*Assembly of Gadget begins at 1300 hours.Ref: 91
1945*Assembly of Gadget's explosive lens, uranium reflector, and plutonium core is completed at Ground Zero at 1745 hours.Ref: 91
1954*In Geneva, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China and France reach an accord on Indochina, dividing Vietnam into two countries, North and South, along the 17th parallel.Ref: 2
1960*KDBQ-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KYA.Ref: 5
1960*John F. Kennedy won the Democratic presidential nomination at the party's convention in Los Angeles.Ref: 70
1974*The Senate Watergate Committee proposed sweeping reforms in an effort to prevent another Watergate scandal.Ref: 6
1975*8.5" (21.6 cm) of rainfall, Dover, Delaware (state record).Ref: 5
1976*Courtmartial begins in USSR for Valeri Sablin (Hunt for Red Oct).Ref: 5
1977*A 25-hour blackout hit the New York City area after lightning struck upstate power lines.Ref: 70
1978*Lee Iacocca was fired as president of Ford Motor Company by chairman Henry Ford II.Ref: 70
1978*Alexander Ginzburg sentenced by Soviet court to 8 years.Ref: 5
1979 A 45-hour siege by Palestinian guerrillas began at the Egyptian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey.Ref: 6
1985*Before undergoing surgery for colon cancer, President Reagan transferred power temporarily to Vice President Bush. It was the first time the Constitution's presidential disability clause was invoked.Ref: 70
1991*Soviet and American negotiators meeting in Washington wrangled over a treaty to reduce long-range nuclear missiles.Ref: 6
1992*The 41st Democratic national convention opens in New York City. (XDG, p. 1A, 7/13/2002)Ref: 83
1995*The temperature in Chicago, Illinois reached its all-time high -- 106 degrees (Fahrenheit) -- recorded at Midway Airport.Ref: 4
1996*After battering the Carolina coast, the weakened remnants of Hurricane "Bertha" moved north, spawning tornadoes and dumping rain from Maryland to Massachusetts.Ref: 6
1998*A jury in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., ruled that the Rev. Al Sharpton and two others had defamed a former prosecutor by accusing him of raping Tawana Brawley.Ref: 70
1999*Angel Maturino Resendiz, suspected of being the "railroad killer," surrendered in El Paso, Texas.Ref: 70
2000 Fiji's coup leaders released their remaining 18 captives, ending a two-month-old parliamentary hostage crisis.Ref: 6
2000*Fellow Democrat Bill Bradley endorsed Vice President Al Gore for president, four months after conceding their fight for the White House.Ref: 6
2001*A judge in San Jose, CA sentenced Andrew Burnett, the man who tossed a dog its death in a bout of road rage, to the maximum of three years behind bars. (XDG, p. 1A, 7/13/2002)Ref: 83
2001*Groceryland in Xenia OH, leveled in the September 20th, 2000 tornado, reopens. (XDG, p. 1A, 7/14/2001)Ref: 83
2003*The New York Times names Bill Keller as Executive Editor. (WSJ, p B1, 7/15/2003)Ref: 33
2003 (Hong Kong) Up to 20,000 attend a Hong Kong pro-democracy rally; the government promises to open debate on "consitutional development". (WSJ, p A14, 7/17/2003)Ref: 33
1585*A group of 108 English colonists, led by Sir Richard Grenville, reaches Roanoke Island, North Carolina.Ref: 2
1832*US Indian agent and explorer Henry Schoolcraft stumbled upon the source of the MS River. Its 2,552-mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico begins at Lake Itasca, Minnesota.Ref: 4
1866 The Great Eastern begins a two week voyage to complete a 12-year effort to lay telegraph cable across the Atlantic between Britain and the United States.Ref: 2
1875*David Brown of Lebanon, New Jersey patented the first cash-carrier system. It was a basket moved by a wire, a pail and pulleys, the forerunner of the pneumatic tube ... like those we use at the drive-in-bank windows.Ref: 4
1898*Guglielmo Marconi patents the radio.Ref: 5
1909*Patent received by Adon Hoffman for steam-operated clothes pressing machine.Ref: 10
1969*Russia launches unmanned Luna 15 to MoonRef: 5
1099*The Crusaders launch their final assault on Jerusalem.Ref: 2
1534 Ottoman armies capture Tabriz in northwestern Persia.Ref: 2
1558 Led by the court of Egmont, the Spanish army defeats the French at Gravelines, France.Ref: 2
1643*In England, the Roundheads, led by Sir William Waller, are defeated by Royalist troops under Lord Wilmot in the Battle of Roundway Down.Ref: 2
1754*George Washington surrenders Fort Necessity to the French, leaving them in control of the Ohio Valley.Ref: 2
1854*US forces shell & burn San Juan del Norte, NicaraguaRef: 5
1862*Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest defeats a Union army at Murfreesboro, TN.Ref: 2
1941*Britain and the Soviet Union sign a mutual aid pact, providing the means for Britain to send war materiel to the Soviet Union.Ref: 2
1865 The Matterhorn first climbed by Edward Whymper.Ref: 10
1896*In a 9-8 defeat to the hometown Chicago Colts, Phillie Ed Delahanty hits 4 HRs in one game. All of the round trippers are the inside-the-park variety.Ref: 1
1900*Phillies beat Pittsburgh 23-8.Ref: 5
1908*4th modern Olympic games opens in London.Ref: 5
1908*Women first compete in Olympic gamesRef: 62
1930*First World Cup of Soccer begins play with thirteen nation teams in Montevideo, Uruguay.Ref: 10
1934*In 4-2 Yankee victory, Babe Ruth hits his 700th home run against Tommy Bridges and the Tigers. Lou Gehrig leaves in the first inning of the game with a severe case of lumbago almost ending his consecutive game streak.Ref: 1
1943*Thanks to a three-run HR by Red Sox Bobby Doerr, the American League defeats the National League in the first night All Star game, 5-4. Pirate Vince DiMaggio shines for the Senior Circuit hitting a single, triple and home run.Ref: 1
1948*At Sportsman Park, the American League defeats theNational League for 11th time in 15 All Star contests, 5-2. Vic Raschi pitches three scoreless innings to pick up the win and hits a two-run single as well.Ref: 1
1954*At Cleveland's Municipal Stadium, Dean Stone does not retire a batter, but gets the win in the AL's 11-9 All-Star victory as he throws out Red Schoendienst trying to steal home in the eighth inning for the third out.Ref: 1
1960*The Yankees host the twenty-ninth All-Star game with American League losing 6-0.Ref: 1
1961*NL beats AL 5-4 (10 innings) in 30th All Star Game (SF Candlestick).Ref: 5
1963*At the age of 43, Early Wynn pitches the first five innings to register his 300th win as the Indians down the KS City A's, 7-4. It will be his last major league win.Ref: 1
1965*For the first time in All-Star history, the National League takes the lead in games won over the AL as the Senior Circuit edges the junior loop, 6-5 at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, Minnesota.Ref: 1
1971*In a game which features six HRs, including Reggie Jackson's giantic blast off the power generator on the right-field roof, the American League beats the National League 6-4 in the All-Star game played at Tiger Stadium.Ref: 1
1972*In a contest which lasts on 93 minutes, the Cardinals play the quickest nine-inning game in their history.Ref: 1
1972*Carroll Rosenbloom (owner of the Baltimore Colts) and Robert Irsay (of the Los Angeles Rams) came up with a unique trade for the NFL. The wealthy businessmen traded teams!Ref: 4
1973*Bobby Murcer's three homers accounts for all RBIs as the Yankees beat the Royals, 5-0.Ref: 1
1973*David Bedford set a new world record in the 10,000-meter race in London. The track star from Great Britain ran the distance in 27 minutes, 31 seconds.Ref: 4
1976*NL beats AL 7-1 in 47th All Star Game (Veteran's Stadium Phila).Ref: 5
1977*At Shea Stadium, the Met-Cub game is suspended due to a major black-out which darkens NY City. The Met players amuse the crowd by performing antics in front of the headlights of cars which they drive onto the field.Ref: 1
1978 Walter Poenisch completes swim of 207 km from Cuba to Florida.Ref: 5
1982*The first All-Star Game played outside the United States was played this day in Montreal, Canada. The National League won for the 11th consecutive year, defeating the American League 4-1.Ref: 4
1984*Sportscaster Howard Cosell said that he was “tired of being tied to the football mentality” and asked to be released from duties on Monday Night Football. Roone Arledge obliged. In fact, Cosell was removed from television altogether a year later.Ref: 4
1984*Sergei Bubka of US pole vaults a record 5.89 m.Ref: 5
1985*The Yankees retire uniform numbers for Roger Maris (9) and Elston Howard (32).Ref: 30
1986*Kent Tekulve of the Philadelphia Phillies broke the National League record for relief appearances by notching his 820th performance. He helped the Phils with an 11-inning victory over the Houston Astros (5-4). Elroy Face of Pittsburgh had been the previous record holder in the National League.Ref: 4
1988*After replacing John McNamara as the Red Sox manager, Joe Morgan makes a good first impression as the team wins the first nineteen out of twenty with him at the helm.Ref: 1
1991*Bob Milacki & 3 other Balt Oriole pitchers no-hit the A's 2-0Ref: 5
1994*Tonya Harding's ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, was sentenced in Portland, Ore., to two years in prison for his role in the attack on Harding's skating rival, Nancy Kerrigan.Ref: 70
1995*Seattle turns the third ever triple play against the Blue Jays, in the ninth inning of their game in the Kingdome.Ref: 86
1999*At Fenway Park, hometown favorite Pedro Martinez strikes out five of the first six batters and two All-Star pitching squads combine for a record 22 strikeouts as the American League tops the NL in the 70th Mid-summer classic.Ref: 1
1999*Pete Rose is not invited to a ceremony before the All-Star game honoring the 100 players, including himself, on a ballot to pick baseball's All-Century team. Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says, "I don't think there's anything new that I would do to change what Bart Giamatti did" in kicking Rose out of baseball. (XDG, p 12, 1/06/2004)Ref: 83
2001*Beijing China is awarded the 2008 Olympics. (XDG, p. 1A, 7/13/2002)Ref: 83
1798*English poet William Wordsworth visits the ruins of Tintern Abbey.Ref: 2
1865*PT Barnum's museum burns down.Ref: 5
1925*Reporters covering the Broadway beat were most impressed by Will Rogers, an OK cowboy, who had been standing in for W.C. Fields on a temporary basis in the Ziegfeld Follies.Ref: 4
1925*Walt and Lillian Disney marry.Ref: 73
1930*Sarnoff reports in NY Times "TV would be a theater in every home".Ref: 5
1938*Spectators paid 25 cents to witness the first television theatre that opened in Boston, MA. The variety show with dancing and song lasted 45 minutes and was attended by 200 people. The acts were performed on a floor above the theatre and transmitted downstairs by TV.Ref: 4
1939*Frank Sinatra made his recording debut with the Harry James band. Frankie sang Melancholy Mood and From the Bottom of My Heart.Ref: 4
1959*Dedicated to the One I Love, by The Shirelles, was released. The tune went to number 83 on the Top 100 chart of "Billboard" magazine. The song was re-released in 1961 and made it to number three on the charts. That’s just one case for being in the right place at the right time.Ref: 4
1973*The Everly Brothers called it quits during a concert at the John Wayne Theatre in Buena Park, CA. Phil Everly walked off the stage in the middle of the show and brother Don said, “The Everly Brothers died ten years ago.” The duo reunited a decade later for a short time.Ref: 4
1978*BBC bans Sex Pistols "No One is Innocent".Ref: 5
1979*George Harrison releases "Faster".Ref: 5
1985*Duran Duran took A View to a Kill, from the James Bond movie of the same name, to the top of the record charts this day. The song stayed on top for two weeks. Live and Let Die by Wings and Nobody Does It Better by Carly Simon -- both James Bond themes -- got only as high as number two on the record charts.Ref: 4
1985*Live Aid, an international rock concert in London, Philadelphia, Moscow and Sydney, Australia, was held to raise money for Africa's starving people.Ref: 70
1987*Federal judge throws out Bette Midler's $10 million suit against Ford Motor Co, who used a sound alike voice for their TV commercialsRef: 5
1992*An appeals court in NY ruled that Jett Williams, the secret daughter of Hank Williams Senior, was entitled to share the royalties from his songs. In 1984, Jett had hired investigator Keith Adkinson, who found that Jett had been deliberately defrauded out of her father’s estate and his copyright royalties. Adkinson sued on her behalf. On October 26, 1987 the AL Circuit Court ruled that Hank Williams was Jett’s father. On July 5, 1989 the AL Supreme Court ruled that Jett had been defrauded, and awarded her half of her father’s estate. And on July 13, 1992 the federal court in NY awarded Jett her proportionate share of her father's copyright renewal royalties.Ref: 4
-100*-BC- (or 12th) Julius Caesar is born Ref 
1396*Philip the Good Duke of Burgundy, is born.Ref: 5
1527*John Dee London, alchemist/astrologer/mathematician, is born.Ref: 5
1765*Simeon North, American firearms manufacturer, is born.Ref: 70
1769*Birth of Thomas Kelly, Irish Episcopal clergyman and author of 765 hymns, including 'Praise the Savior, Ye Who Know Him.'Ref: 5
1793*John Clare Northamptonshire peasant poet (Shepard's Calendar), is born.Ref: 5
1821*Nathan Bedford Forrest, Tennessee, brilliant cavalry leader, Lt Gen, is born.Ref: 5
1841*Otto Wagner, Austrian architect, is born.Ref: 70
1859*Sidney Webb, English economist, is born.Ref: 70
1863*Emma Mary Wooley educator (Mary Anna Wells), is born.Ref: 5
1864 John Jacob Astor dies.Ref: 10
1886*Birth of Father Edward Flanagan, American Catholic parish priest. Believing there was 'no such thing as a bad boy,' in 1922 he organized Boys Town near Omaha, Nebraska.Ref: 5
1894*Isaak Babel Russian short-story writer/dramatist (Red Calvary)Ref: 5
1896 Sidney Blackmer is born.Ref: 10
1896*Mordecai Ardon, Israeli painter, is born.Ref: 70
1901*Mickey "Toy Bulldog" Walker, welterweight boxing champ (1922-26), is born in Elizabeth NJ.Ref: 5
1901*Sir Reginald Goodall, English opera conductor, is born.Ref: 70
1903 Kenneth Clark is born.Ref: 10
1905 Bosley Crowther is born.Ref: 10
1906*Harry Sosnik Chicago, orch leader (Jack Carter Show, Your Hit Parade), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Carolina Gisolf Holland, high jumper (Olympic-silver-1928), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Dave Garroway Schnectady NY, TV host (Today Show), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Sam Hanks auto racer: Indpls 500 winner [1957: 135.601 mph]; is born.Ref: 4
1918*Alberto Ascari, Italian automobile racing driver, is born.Ref: 70
1921*Charles Scribner, Jr., American book publisher, is born.Ref: 70
1923*Susie Bond, Louisville Ky, actress (Flo, Temperature Rising), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Meyer Kupferman NYC, composer (In Fimi Tres), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Ruben (Colon) Gomez baseball: pitcher: NY Giants [World Series: 1954], SF Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, is born.Ref: 4
1928*Robert N.C. Nix, Jr., first African-American chief justice of a state supreme court, is born.Ref: 2
1928*Bob (Robert Edward) Crane, Waterbury Ct, actor (Hogan's Heroes), is born.Ref: 68
1931*Frank Ramsey The Kentucky Colonel: Basketball Hall of Famer: Boston Celtics: played in 7 NBA championships; coach: Kentucky Colonels, is born.Ref: 4
1931*Bill Moor Toledo Oh, actor (Hanky Panky), is born.Ref: 5
1933*David Storey, English novelist (The Sporting Life), is born.Ref: 2
1934*Wole Soyinka (Akinwande Oluwole Soyinka), Nobel Prize-winning Nigerian playwright, is born.Ref: 2
1934*Alexei S Yeliseyev cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 8, 10), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Jack Kemp (Rep-R-NY)/right-wing/US Secretary of Housing (1989- ), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Charles Coody golf: Masters Champion [1971], is born.Ref: 4
1940*Patrick Stewart actor (Capt Picard-Star Trek Next Generation), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Paul Prudhomme cajun chef, is born.Ref: 5
1941*Spanish volunteer troops, called the "Blue Division", leave for Germany to fight on the Eastern Front. 
1941*Robert Forster Rochester NY, actor (Lady in Red, Alligator), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Harrison Ford actor (Star Wars, IN Jones, Frantic), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Stephen Jo Bladd musician: drummer: group: J. Geils Band: CenterfoldRef: 4
1942*Roger McGuinn rocker (Byrds-Turn Turn Turn, Mr Tambourine Man), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Erno Rubik Budapest, inventor (Rubik's cube), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Lynn Loring actress: Kansas City Massacre, Journey to the Far Side of the Sun, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Richard "Cheech" Marin comedian (Cheech & Chong-Up in Smoke), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Stu Lantz basketball: Houston Rockets, Detroit Pistons, New Orleans Jazz, LA Lakers; color commentary w/Chuck Hearn on Laker games, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Alf Hansen Norway, double sculls (Olympic-gold-1976), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Daphne Maxwell Reid actress (Frank's Place), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Don Sweet Vancouver, CFL, NFL place kicker (Montr‚al, Green Bay), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Dennis Giannini hockey: Quebec Aces, Cleveland Barons, Jacksonville Barons, Portland Buckaroos, New Haven Nighthawks, Baltimore Clippers, Rhode-Island Reds, is born.Ref: 4
1950*George D "Pinky" Nelson Iowa, PhD/astro (STS 41C, STS 61-C, STS-26), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Didi Conn Bkln NY, actress (Denise-Benson, Helen-The Practice), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Louise Mandrell Corpus Christi TX, country singer (Mandrell Sisters), is born.Ref: 5
1954*David Thompson NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Seattle Supersonics), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Kevin (Robert) Bell baseball: Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, is born.Ref: 4
1956*Michael Spinks International Boxing Hall of Famer, Olympic gold medal-winning boxer [1976]; champion: light heavyweight, heavyweight; total bouts: 33, won: 32, lost: 1, KOs: 21, is born.Ref: 4
1956*Bill (William Holland) Caudill baseball: pitcher: Chicago Cubs, Seattle Mariners, Oakland Athletics [all-star: 1984], Toronto Blue Jays, is born.Ref: 4
1956*Mark "Animal" Mendoza rocker (Twisted Sister-We're Not Gonna Take It), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Julio Cesar Vasquez boxer: WBA Junior Middleweight Champion; record: 56 wins [39 KOs], 3 losses, is born.Ref: 4
1961*Lawrence Donegan, musician: bass: Lloyd Cole & The Commotions, is born.Ref: 4
1963*Bobby Rock Houston TX, rock drummer (Nelson-Love & Affection), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Spud Webb NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Myong Hui Choe North Korea, gymnist (Olympic-1980), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Steven J Brown Hackensack NJ, guitarist (Trixter-Give It To Me Good)Ref: 5
1972*Sean Waltman pro wrestler/actor: WWF Superstars of Wrestling, Royal Rumble, WWF Judgement Day, WWF Armageddon, is born.Ref: 4
1105*Death of Rashi (b.1040), medieval Jewish Bible scholar. His name is a Hebrewacrostic for Rabbi Shelomoh ben Isaac. Rashi was the leading rabbinic commentator in his day on the Old Testament and Talmud.Ref: 5
1626 Robert Sidney first Earl of Leicester dies.Ref: 10
1629*Caspar Bartholin, Danish physician/theologian, dies at age 44.Ref: 70
1762*James Bradley 3rd Astronomer Royal, dies.Ref: 5
1785*(Declaration of Independence) Stephen Hopkins, judge, educator, signer of the Declaration of Independence, dies. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1793*Jean Paul Marat, one of the three key leaders of Frances Reign of Terror, is assassinated by Charlotte Corday.Ref: 52
1863*Four days of antidraft riots flare in New York City including arson and the murder of blacks by poor immigrant whites. At least 120 persons, including children, are killed and $2 million in damage caused, until Union soldiers returning from Gettysburg restore order.Ref: 70
1882*200 die as train derails near Tcherny, Russia.Ref: 5
1890*John Charles Fremont, American soldier, mapmaker/explorer and politician, dies at the age of 76.Ref: 70
1921*Emily Davies, English pioneer in securing university education for women, dies at age 91.Ref: 70
1936*Elisabeth Cary, American art critic for the New York Times, dies at age 69.Ref: 70
1945*Alla Nazimova, Russian-born American stage and screen actress, dies at age 66.Ref: 70
1946*Alfred Stieglitz, American photographer, dies at age 82.Ref: 70
1951*Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian-born American composer, dies at age 76.Ref: 70
1954*Grantland Rice, American columnist, dies at age 73.Ref: 70
1954*Frida Kahlo, the Mexican painter famous for her surrealist and expressionist work, dies.Ref: 70
1954*Grantland Rice, American sportswriter (NY Herald Tribune 1914-30, Colliers 1925-37), dies at age 73.Ref: 70
1955 Ruth Ellis hung. (Ref: 5) 
1958*Dr. Claire Straith cosmetic surgeon; developed many techniques of plastic surgery, designed new surgical instruments for this type of surgery; was instrumental in auto manufacturers use of safety glass; dies.Ref: 4
1961*Arnold Schoenberg Austrian-US composer (Second Quartet), dies at 86.Ref: 5
1967*Race-related rioting broke out in Newark, N.J.; by the time the violence ended four days later, 27 people had been killed.Ref: 70
1971*The Army of Morrocco executes 10 leaders accused of leading a revolt.Ref: 2
1973*Lon Chaney Jr actor (Hawkeye, Pistols 'n' Petticoats), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1974*Patrick Blackett, English physicist, dies at age 76.Ref: 70
1979*Corinne Griffith actress, silent film star: The Garden of Eden, Lilies of the Field; dies.Ref: 4
1982*John Alexander actor, dies at 85Ref: 5
1982 Kenneth More dies.Ref: 10
1997*Alexandra Danilova, Russian ballerina, dies at age 93.Ref: 70

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