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

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463*Start of Lunar Cycle of Hilarius.Ref: 5
622*The first day of the Muslim calendar (Muharram 1, 1 AH).(the first day of the lunar calendar in which the Hegira took place). Ref 
1048*Benedict IX ends his third reign as Catholic PopeRef: 69
1054*The 'Great Schism' between the Western and Eastern churches began over rival claims of universal pre-eminence. (In 1965, 911 years later, Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras I met to declare an end to the schism.).Ref: 5
1377*Richard II, age 10, succeeds his grandfather, Edward III. He is crowned by Simon Sudbury at Westminster Abbey.Ref: 16
1439*Kissing is banned in England.Ref: 5
1548 La Paz, Bolivia is founded.Ref: 5
1765*English Prime Minister Lord Greenville resigns and is replaced by Lord Rockingham.Ref: 2
1769*Spanish Franciscan missionary Father Junipero Serra founded the San Diego deAlcala mission in CA -- the first permanent Spanish settlement on America's west coast.Ref: 5
1773*First gathering of Methodists in America in Philadelphia.Ref: 10
1775*John Adams graduates Harvard.Ref: 5
1790*The District of Columbia, or Washington, D.C., was established as the permanent seat of the United States Government.Ref: 4
1798*US Public Health Service established & US Marine Hospital authorized.Ref: 5
1856*(Dakota Conflict) The Rowland Gardners, nine members in all, came by covered wagon to Spirit Lake (near modern Arnolds Park, Iowa). Ref 
1875*The new French constitution is finalized.Ref: 2
1886*Xenia [Ohio's] Municipal Waterworks is started when a contract is awarded to John P Martin to develop a water supply for the city. (XDG, p 3B, 9/30/2003)Ref: 83
1904*Islands of the Manu'a group (Samoa) ceded to US by their chiefs.Ref: 5
1920*Gen Amos Fries appointed first US army chemical warfare chief.Ref: 5
1935*First automatic parking meter in US installed, Oklahoma City, Ok.Ref: 5
1941*100ø F (38ø C) highest temperature ever recorded in Seattle Wash.Ref: 5
1942*(and 17th) 12,887 Jews of Paris are rounded up and sent to Drancy Internment Camp located outside the city. A total of approximately 74,000 Jews, including 11,000 children, will eventually be transported from Drancy to Auschwitz, Majdanek and Sobibor.Ref: 35
1945*At 5:29:45 a.m. Gadget is detonated in the first atomic explosion in history. The explosive yield is 20-22 Kt (initially estimated at 18.9 Kt), vaporizing the steel tower.Ref: 91
1946*Attempt made to recall Mayor Lapham (1st time in SF history)Ref: 5
1951*Leopold III, King of Belgians, abdicates.Ref: 10
1952*Korean veterans granted benefits in G.I. Bill of Rights.Ref: 10
1956 Karelo-Finnish SSR becomes part of Russian SFSR.Ref: 5
1963*Congressman Carl Vinson of Georgia broke House Speaker Sam Rayburn’s record of service in the US Congress, as he celebrated serving 48 years, 8 months and 13 days.Ref: 4
1964*Sam Sheppard is released from prison after a federal judge finds he was denied a fair trial because jurors were not shielded from heavy publicity. (Ref:Dayton Daily News, 01/30/00, p 6A) 
1964*In accepting the Republican presidential nomination in San Francisco, Barry M. Goldwater said "extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice" and that "moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."Ref: 70
1966 Chinese leader Mas Tse-tung takes a swim in the Yangtze River near Wuhan in an effort to dispel rumors that he was seriously ill.Ref: 70
1973*Congress looks into allegations that the Air Force had made 3,500 bombing raids on Cambodia in 1969 and 1970Ref: 62
1973*During the Senate Watergate hearings, former White House aide Alexander P. Butterfield publicly revealed the existence of President Richard Nixon's secret taping system.Ref: 70
1979*Saddam Hussein became president of Iraq.Ref: 70
1980*Former CA Governor Ronald Reagan won the Republican presidential nomination at the party's convention in Detroit.Ref: 70
1981*After 23 years of familiarity with the name, Datsun, executives of Nissan, the Japanese automaker, played with our minds and changed the name of their cars to Nissan. Nissan didn’t begin to show up on nameplates in the US until the 1985 models were released.Ref: 4
1990*NYC's Empire State Building catches fire-No fatalitiesRef: 5
1991*Leaders of the Group of Seven nations holding their economic summit in London issued a communique calling for a "new spirit of cooperation" in the international community.Ref: 6
1994*100,000 mph giant comet collides with Jupiter in the biggest cosmic explosion ever witnessed.Ref: 10
1995*The first online bookstore,, is launched in Seattle by Jeffrey P. Bezos. By late 1998 the cyberstore sold books to 4.5 mln people from more than 160 countries ( 1999, Quittner 1999).Ref: 75
1996*President Clinton told the National Governors Association he was granting states new powers to deny benefits to recipients who refuse to move from welfare to work.Ref: 6
1996*Russian President Boris Yeltsin met a day late with Vice President Al Gore, easing some of the concerns about his fragile health.Ref: 6
2000*Families and friends of the victims of the TWA Flight 800 explosion broke ground for a new memorial on the Long Island shore not far from where the plane went down, killing all 230 people on board.Ref: 6
2003 (Hong Kong) Hong Kong's Secretary for Security Regina Ip and Financial Secretary Antony Leung resign. (WSJ, p A14, 7/17/2003)Ref: 33
2003*Charles O. Prince is named CEO of Citicorp, effective January 1, 2004. (WSJ, p C1, 7/17/2003)Ref: 33
1867*Reinforced concrete patented by Frenchman Joseph Monier of Paris.Ref: 10
1912*Naval torpedo launched from an airplane patented by B.A. Fiske.Ref: 5
1936*First x-ray photo of arterial circulation, Rochester, NY.Ref: 5
1957*Marine Maj John Glenn sets transcontinental speed record (03:28:08).Ref: 5
1962*NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,600 m.Ref: 5
1969*Apollo 11 blasts off from Cape Kennedy, Florida, heading for a landing on the moon.Ref: 2
1982*NASA launches Landsat 4 to thematic map the EarthRef: 5
1985*F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record of 1152 kph (716 mph).Ref: 5
1986*Freenet first comes on-line in Cleveland. 
1212 Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa; end of Moslem power in Spain.Ref: 5
1774*Russia and the Ottoman Empire sign the Treaty of Kuchuk-Kainardji, ending their six-year war.Ref: 2
1779*American troops under General Anthony Wayne capture Stony Point, N.Y.Ref: 2
1894 Treaty of Aoki-Kimberley signed between Japan & England.Ref: 5
1916*Pozieres occupied by British.Ref: 38
1917*(through the 23rd) Retreat of Russians on a front of 155 miles.Ref: 38
1927*Augusto Sandino begins 5-year war against US occupation of NicaraguaRef: 5
1940*Adolf Hitler orders preparations for the invasion of England.Ref: 2
1944*Soviet troops occupy Vilna, Lithuania, in their drive towards Germany.Ref: 2
1945*The Potsdam Conference beginsRef: 36
1945*With total secrecy, the U.S.S. Indianapolis left San Francisco with two atomic bombs. Its destination was the island of Tinian. On its secret trip it set a new speed record between the Farallones and Hawaii of 74 1/2 hours.Ref: 37
1845*The NY Yacht Club hosted the first American boating regatta.Ref: 4
1897*At the age of 45, Chicago's (NL) Cap Anson becomes the first major leaguer to amass 3000 hits when he singles off of Baltimore's George Blackburn.Ref: 1
1909*The Tigers and Senators play the longest scoreless game in AL history. The game is called after the 18th inning.Ref: 1
1913*In a game against the Cubs, Dodger second baseman George Cutshaw handles 14 chances without an error.Ref: 1
1920*Swatting his 30th home run in a 5-2 victory over the Browns, Yankee outfielder Babe Ruth breaks his own record of which he established last season with 29 . He'll set a new standard ending the season with 54.Ref: 1
1920*US wins Davis Cup sweeping Australia in 5 straight matches.Ref: 5
1936*NY Giants are 10 games back in NL, & go on to win the pennant.Ref: 5
1941*Joe Dimaggio goes 3 for 4, hitting in his 56th straight game.Ref: 5
1947*Bobo Newsom wins 200th game, first as a Yankee & Yanks 18th straight. In the nightcap Vic Rashi extends streak to 19.Ref: 5
1947*Rocky Graziano KO's Tony Zale in Chicago Stadium for the middleweight boxing title.Ref: 97
1948*Former Dodger manager Leo Durocher becomes the Giants' manager replacing the popular Mel Ott. Burt Shotton takes 'The Lip's' place in Brooklyn.Ref: 1
1950*Single day 16 team HR record set at 37 (NL-25, AL-12).Ref: 5
1950*The largest crowd in sporting history -- 199,854 -- watched the World Cup soccer finals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Uruguay defeated Brazil.Ref: 4
1956*The Detriot Tigers and Briggs Stadium are sold to a group headed by Fred Knorr and John Fetzer for a record $5.5 million.Ref: 1
1960*George Crowe sets record of 12 pinch hit HRs with a runner on.Ref: 5
1960*205,000 (record sports attend) see Brazil-Uruguay World Cup soccer.Ref: 5
1961*Ralph Boston of the US, sets then long jump record at 27' 2".Ref: 5
1969*Twins' second baseman Rod Carew ties Pete Reiser's record when he steals home for the seventh time in one season.Ref: 1
1970*In the first game ever played at Three Rivers Stadium as the Pirates lose 3-2 to the Reds. Tony Perez hits the park's first HR.Ref: 1
1975*Commissioner Bowie Kuhn is re-elected to a seven-year term.Ref: 1
1981*Jack Nicklaus played his worst round of professional golf. He scored a 13-over-par 83 at the British Open. He came back the next day, however, and whipped the field with a four-under-par 66.Ref: 4
1985*The largest crowd to see a baseball game in Minnesota came out to see Darryl Strawberry of the New York Mets score two runs to lead the National League to a 6-1 victory over the American League. The All-Star Game crowd numbered 54,960. It was the 12th win in 13 games for the National League.Ref: 4
1985*The All-Star Game, televised this day, was the first program broadcast in stereo by a TV network. The NBC milestone soon led to sound enhancement of other network shows.Ref: 4
1987*Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of the season & ties AL record of homers in 6 straight games (on way to tie major league record of 8).Ref: 5
1988*Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets women's hepathlete record of 7,215 pts.Ref: 5
1988*Carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100 m in 9.78 sec.Ref: 5
1988*Florence Joyner runs 100 m in women's world record 10.49 seconds.Ref: 5
1988*San Antonio (Texas League) beats Jackson 1-0 in 26 innings.Ref: 5
1988*Wayne Gretzky (NHL) & Janet Jones (Police Acad 5) wed in Edmonton.Ref: 5
1994*At Colorado, St Louis Cardinal pitchers walk a team-record 16 batters, one short of the N.L. record.Ref: 86
1998*The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a $4.4 million award that a jury decided boxer Mike Tyson owes former trainer Kevin Rooney for unjustly firing him.Ref: 98
2000*An 1919 Chicago "Black Sox" autographed baseball is auctioned for $93,666 at eBay. The ball's value, believed to be the most for such an item, was unusually high because the autographs included Shoeless Joe Jackson who was considered illiterate and usually just signed legal documents.Ref: 1
2000*The Twins are looking into the possibility of playing a home series outdoors in a temporary stadium next season. The move away from the Metrodome would require approval of major league baseball, the players' association, the opponents, broadcast affiliates and the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission.Ref: 1
2001*Fred McGriff invokes his no-trade clause blocking a deal that would have sent him to the first place Cubs from the last place Devil Rays. Later in the day, the 'Crime Dog' homers helping Tampa Bay to beat Braves 6-5.Ref: 1
1926 The first underwater color photographs appeared in National Geographic magazine. The pictures were taken near the Florida Keys.Ref: 4
1934 The NBC Red radio network premiered the musical drama, Dreams Come True. It was a show about baritone singer Barry McKinley and his novelist sweetheart.Ref: 4
1951 Novel "Catcher in the Rye" by JD Salinger published.Ref: 5
1954*Groundbreaking for the construction of Disneyland.Ref: 73
1955*"Golden Horseshoe Revue" first of 50,000+ performances, Disneyland.Ref: 5
1956 Last Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey Circus under a canvas tent.Ref: 5
1976*Rock duo Loggins & Messina break-up after 6 years.Ref: 5
1981 Shukuni Sasaki spins 72 plates simultaneously.Ref: 5
1986*Columbia Records announced that after 28 years with the label, the contract of country star Johnny Cash would not be renewed. Cash recorded 13 hits on the pop music charts from 1956 to 1976 -- all but four on Columbia. The others were on Sam Phillips’ Memphis-based label, Sun. Cash’s biggest hit for Columbia was "A Boy Named Sue" in 1969.Ref: 4
1988*Michael J Fox marries Tracy PollanRef: 5
1990*Rick Dee's "Into the Night," premiers on ABC-TVRef: 5
1994*Tenors Pavarotti, Carreras and Domingo in largest concert in history-1.3 billion home viewers.Ref: 10
1194*Clare of Assisi, Italian founder of the order of Poor Clares; canonized in 1255, is born.Ref: 70
1486*Andrea Del Sarto, Italian painter and draftsman, is born.Ref: 70
1704*John Kay England, machinist, invented flying shuttle, is born.Ref: 5
1714*Marc-Rene Montalembert, French general and military engineer, is born.Ref: 70
1723*Sir Joshua Reynolds England, portrait painter (Simplicity), is born.Ref: 5
1746*Giuseppe Piazzi, discoverer of the first asteroid (Ceres), is born.Ref: 5
1796*Camille Corot, French landscape painter, is born.Ref: 70
1821*Mary Baker Eddy founded Christian Science (Science & Health), is born.Ref: 5
1858*EugŠne Ysa˜e Belgium, violinist/conductor/composer (Pierill Hou‹ou), is born.Ref: 5
1862*Ida Wells journalist, antilynching activist: Red Record [first account of lynchings of blacks in U.S. South]; is born.Ref: 4
1863*Birth of Howard E. Smith, American church organist and composer of the melody tothe popular hymn, 'Love Lifted Me.'.Ref: 5
1863*Fannie Zeisler, Austrian-born American pianist, is born.Ref: 70
1872*Roald Amundsen Norway, explorer, discovered South Pole, is born.Ref: 5
1887*(Black Sox) "Shoeless" Joe Jackson black sox player (Say it aint so, Joe), is born.Ref: 5
1888*Frits Zernike invented phase-contrast microscope (Nobel 1953), is born.Ref: 5
1896*Trygve Lie first UN Secretary-General (1946-52), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Goffredo Petrassi Zagarolo Italy, composer (Beatitudines), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Barbara Stanwyck Bkln, actress (Dynasty II, Big Valley, Thorn Birds), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Orville Redenbacher, popcorn gourmet & tycoon, is born.Ref: 4
1911*Dancer Ginger Rogers (Virginia Katherine McMath) is born in Independence MO.Ref: 24
1912*Ray Barr NYC, pianist (Vincent Lopez Show), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Barnard Hughes Bedford Hills NY, (Tron, Where's Poppa, Best Friends), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Laverne Andrews Minneapolis, Andrew Sister (or 0706), is born.Ref: 5
1917*William Bishop Oak Park Ill, actor (Steve-It's a Great Life), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Larry (Lawrence Joseph) Jansen baseball: pitcher: NY Giants [all-star: 1950, 1951/World Series: 1951], Cincinnati Redlegs, is born.Ref: 4
1921*Guy Laroche, French couturier, is bornRef: 70
1924*Bess Myerson NYC, first Jewish Miss America (1945), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Cal Tjader (Callen Radcliffe Tjader Jr.) Grammy Award-winning musician: vibes, piano, percussion; composer: Cast Your Fate to the Winds [1962], La Onda VA Bien [1980]; soundtracks for Peanuts TV cartoons; is born.Ref: 4
1925*Nat Pierce musician: jazz rhythm pianist; cobandleader: Capp-Pierce Juggernaut; is born.Ref: 4
1925*Phillip Pine Hartford Ct, actor (Set-Up, Under the Ground), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Mindy Carson singer: You’re Not in My Arms Tonight, The Touch of Your Lips, Let’s Go to Town [w/The Dorsey Brothers], is born.Ref: 4
1928*Anita Brookner, writer (Hotel du Lac), is born.Ref: 2
1928*Bella Davidovich Baku Russia, pianist (Chopin, Beethoven, Ravel), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Joey Giardello (Carmine Tilelli) International Boxing Hall of Famer: World Middleweight Champion [1963-1965], is born.Ref: 4
1931*Death of C. T. Studd, 69, pioneer English missionary. He was one of the 'Cambridge Seven,' and worked on the mission field in China, India and Central Africa.Ref: 5
1932*Oleg Protopopov Russia, olympic pairs skater (Gold 1964, 68), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Max (William) McGee football: Green Bay Packers wide receiver: Super Bowl I [made juggled reception to score first Super Bowl touchdown], II, is born.Ref: 4
1932*Milly Vitale actress (7 Little Foys, War & Peace, Juggler), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Richard L Thornburgh Penn, US Attorney General (1988- ), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Buddy Merrill Torrey Utah, guitarist (Lawrence Welk Show), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Corin Redgrave London, actor (Excalibur, Man For All Seasons, is born.Ref: 5
1940*Tony Jackson musician: bass, singer: group: Searchers: Sweets for My Sweet, Needles & Pins, Don’t Throw Your Love Away, When You Walk into the Room, Goodbye My Love, is born.Ref: 4
1941*Dag Solstad, Norwegian novelist and playwright, is born.Ref: 2
1942*Margaret Smith Court Australia, tennis pro (1970 Grand Slam), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Desmond Dekker (Dacris) reggae musician (The Aces-Israelites), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Jimmy Johnson football: champion college coach: Miami; pro coach: Dallas Cowboys: Super Bowl XXVII, XXVIII, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Bob Murray hockey: NHL: Atlanta Flames, Vancouver CanucksRef: 4
1948*Pinchas Zukerman Tel Aviv Israel, violinist/violist (Leventritt 1967), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Ruben Blades, salsa singer/actor (Critical Condition, Last Fight), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Cyndy Garvey Detroit, wife of Steve Garvey, talk show host (AM LA), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Camille Saviola actress: The Heights, Civil Wars, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Jerry Sisemore football: Philadelphia Eagles tackle: Super Bowl XV, is born.Ref: 4
1952*Stewart Copeland drummer (The Police-Roxanne), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Actor Mickey Rourke is born.Ref: 4
1953*Philece Sampler San Angelo, TX, actress (Another World), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Michael Flatley, dancer, performer: Lord of the DanceRef: 4
1960*Gisela Beyer German DR, discus thrower (Olympics-4th place-1980), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Phoebe Cates Manhattan NY, actress (Fast Times at Ridgemount High), is born.Ref: 5
1965*X-rated film actress Tina Tyler is born.Ref: 4
1968*Will Ferrell, comedian, actor from: Saturday Night Live, is born.Ref: 4
1969*Rain Pryor actress (Head of the Class), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Corey Feldman Encino CA, actor (License to Drive, Stand by Me)Ref: 5
1972*X-rated film actress Amber Woods is born.Ref: 4
1972*Mindy Carson NYC, vocalist (Club Embassy, Ford Star Revue)Ref: 5
1216*Pope Innocent III ends his reign.Ref: 69
1557*Henry VIII of England's fourth wife, Anne of Cleves dies.Ref: 68
1676*Marie deBrinvilliers is executed for murdering nearly 100 people, including her father and two brothers with poison.Ref: 52
1747*Giuseppe Crespi, Italian Baroque painter, dies at age 82.Ref: 5
1882*Mary Todd Lincoln, the widow of Abraham Lincoln, dies of a stroke.Ref: 2
1886*E.Z.C. Judson, American adventurer and writer of 19th century "dime novels", dies at age 63.Ref: 70
1894*Many negro miners in AL killed by striking white miners.Ref: 5
1894*Many negro miners in Alabama killed by striking white miners.Ref: 5
1916*Ilja [Elias] Metsjnikov, Russian zoologist and microbiologist; won Nobel Prize in 1908, dies at age 71.Ref: 70
1918*Russia's Czar Nicholas the Second, his empress Alexandra, 46, and their five children are executed by the Bolsheviks at Ekaterinburg, Russia. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1918*Anastasia, Russian daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, dies at age 17.Ref: 70
1923*Louis Marie Anne Couperus, Dutch novelist, dies at age 60.Ref: 70
1953*Hilaire Belloc, French-born English historian, biographer, poet and novelist, dies at age 82.Ref: 70
1954*Henri Frankfort, American archaeologist, dies at age 57.Ref: 70
1960*Albert Kesselring, German field marshal during World War II, dies at age 74.Ref: 70
1960*John Phillips Marquand, American novelist, dies at age 66.Ref: 70
1961*Ty (Tyrus Raymond) Cobb ‘The Georgia Peach’: baseball: Detroit Tigers [World Series: 1907-1909/American League MVP: 1911], Philadelphia Athletics; played in 3,000+ games [1905-1928]; .367 batting average; died July 17, 1961Ref: 4
1967 Prison brawl ignites barracks, killing 37 (Jay, Florida).Ref: 5
1981*Harry Chapin, 38, songwriter, singer: Taxi, W-O-L-D, Cat’s in the Cradle; Recipient of Special Congressional Gold Medal: Worldwide Humanitarian for the Hungry, Needy and Homeless; is killed when his car was struck by a tractor-trailer on NY's Long Island Expressway.Ref: 4
1982*Patrick Dewaere actor, dies at 35 of self-inflicted gunshot wound.Ref: 5
1983*20 killed in Britain's worst helicopter accident.Ref: 5
1984*Billy Williams singer (Your Show of Shows), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1985*Heinrich Boll Nobel Prize-winning author [1972]; Group Portrait with Lady, The Clown, Billiards at Half-Past Nine; dies.Ref: 4
1985*Wayne King ‘The Waltz King’: saxophonist, bandleader: The Waltz You Saved for Me; dies at age 84.Ref: 4
1989*Herbert von Karajan, Austrian-born conductor, dies at age 81.Ref: 70
1990*An earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale devastated the Philippines, killing over 1600 people. A thousand more were missing. Damage was reported in Manila, Cabanatuan, Baguio and Luzon. It was the worst earthquake in that part of the world since 1976.Ref: 4
1991*Frank Rizzo (Mayor-D-Phila, 1972-80), dies from a heart attack at 70Ref: 5
1991*Robert Motherwell, abstract expressionist artist, dies at age 76. (TWA, 1992).Ref: 95
1992*Buck (Junious) Buchanan Pro Football Hall of Famer: Dallas Texans/KS City Chiefs defensive tackle: Super Bowl I, IV; asst. coach: New Orleans Saints, Cleveland Browns; director: KS Special Olympics; dies.Ref: 4
1995*May Sarton, American poet, novelist and essayist, dies at age 83.Ref: 5
1995*Sir Stephen Harold Spender, English poet (Vienna, Edge of Darkness) and critic, dies at age 86.Ref: 70
1996*John Panozzo musician: drums: group: Styx: Lady, Suite Madame Blue, Come Sail Away, Miss America, Castle Walls, Superstars, Renegade, Babe, The Best of Times, Too Much Time on My Hands, Mr. Roboto; dies.Ref: 5
1997*Dora Maar photographer, model: Picasso’s lover and subject of many paintings; dies.Ref: 4
1997*Dora Maar, photographer, model: Picasso's lover and subject of many paintings; dies.Ref: 4
1999*John F. Kennedy Jr. (‘John-John’; attorney; cofounder/editor: George magazine; son of U.S. President John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy), his wife, Carolyn, and her sister, Lauren Bessette, die when their single-engine plane plunges into the ocean near Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. (TWA, 2000)Ref: 95

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