Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
July 22nd

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260*Pope St Dionysius is elected Catholic Pope.Ref: 69
1587*A second English colony, also fated to vanish under mysterious circumstances, was established on Roanoke Island off North Carolina.Ref: 70
1620*A small congregation of English Separatists, led by John Robinson, began their emigration to the New World. Today, this historic group of religious refugees has come tobe known as the 'Pilgrims.'Ref: 5
1652 Prince Conde's rebels narrowly defeat Chief Minister Mazarin's loyalist forces at St. Martin, near Paris.Ref: 2
1686*City of Albany, NY chartered.Ref: 5
1789*Thomas Jefferson becomes the first head of the U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs.Ref: 2
1796*Moses Cleaveland and survey party arrive at the site of modern Cleveland. (XDG, p 4A, 7/22/2000)Ref: 83
1847*The first large company of Mormon immigrants entered the Salt Lake Valley, in what was still Mexican territory. Soon after, Mormon leader Brigham Young founded Salt Lake City,Utah.Ref: 5
1904*The cornerstone of the Carnegie Library (at the corner of Church and Collier) in Xenia OH, is laid. (XDG, p 9, 3/26/2003)Ref: 83
1922*The Goodridge motion for a new trial is made. It is based on the lack of credibility of prosecution witness Goodridge, a known felon who testified under a false name.Ref: 87
1926*105ĝ F (41ĝ C), Waterbury, Connecticut (state record).Ref: 5
1926*108ĝ F (42ĝ C), Troy, New York (state record).Ref: 5
1929*An avalanche occurs in Northern Anatolia, Turkey.Ref: 81
1933*George "Machine Gun" Kelly kidnaps millionaire oilman Charles Urschel.Ref: 52
1934*Jews are prohibited from getting legal qualifications.Ref: 35
1935*Lester Walton appointed minister to Liberia.Ref: 5
1937*The Senate rejected President Franklin D. Roosevelt's proposal to add more justices to the Supreme Court.Ref: 70
1938*The Third Reich issues special identity cards for Jewish Germans.Ref: 2
1939*Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia appoints first Black woman judge in America Jane Bolin.Ref: 10
1942*Beginning of deportations from the Warsaw Ghetto to the new extermination camp, Treblinka. Also, beginning of the deportation of Belgian Jews to Auschwitz.Ref: 35
1944 The Bretton Woods (New Hampshire) Conference created the International Monetary Fund on this day. The IMF is “...a cooperative institution that [many] countries have voluntarily joined because they see the advantage of consulting with one another in this forum to maintain a stable system of buying and selling their currencies so that payments in foreign money can take place between countries smoothly and without delay.” The IMF was based on the ideas of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Director of Monetary Research, Harry Dexter White, John Maynard Keynes of England and the IBRD (International Bank for Reconstruction & Development). The IMF began operations in Washington, D.C. in May 1946 with 39 member countries.Ref: 4
1946*Estelle Bennett, rocker (The Ronettes).Ref: 5
1946 World Health Organization constitution drawn.Ref: 10
1947*-8ĝ F (-13ĝ C), Charlotte Pass, NSW (Australian record).Ref: 5
1950*King Leopold, after 6 years in exile, returns to Belgium.Ref: 5
1952 Polish constitution adopted (National Day).Ref: 5
1952*Puerto Rico becomes first independent commonwealth of U.S.Ref: 10
1955*U.S. Vice President Richard M. Nixon chaired a cabinet meeting in Washington, D.C. It was the first time that a Vice President had carried out this task.Ref: 4
1963*Profumo scandal at the Old Bailey in London; Minister John Profumo consorting with prostitutes.Ref: 10
1972*27.53 cm (10.84") of rainfall, Fort Ripley, Mn (state 24-hr record).Ref: 5
1975*Congress restores the citizenship of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.Ref: 2
1975*Bill Gates and Paul Allen sign a licensing agreement with MITS, for their implementation of the BASIC language. Gates and Allen receive US$3,000 immediately, with royalties of $30 per copy of 4K BASIC, and $35 for 8K BASIC. Ref 
1979 Sony Walkman goes on sale in North America.Ref: 10
1981*Turkish extremist Mehmet Ali Agca is sentenced in Rome to life imprisonment for the shooting of Pope John Paul II. (However, Agea was pardoned in June 2000 and sent to Turkey where he will serve time for a killing that took place prior to the attack on the pope.) (XDG, p 4A, 7/22/2000)Ref: 83
1982 Academic Text Processing Service established in Seattle.Ref: 5
1983*Samantha Smith and her parents returned home to Manchester ME after completing a whirlwind tour of the Soviet Union. (XDG, p 4A, 7/22/2003)Ref: 83
1983*-128ĝ F (-89ĝ C) recorded, Vostok, Antarctica (world record).Ref: 5
1983 Poland's PM Januzelski lifts martial law.Ref: 5
1983*World's largest bond crash-Washington Power System defaults on $2 billion.Ref: 10
1986*House of Reps impeaches Judge Harry E Claiborne on tax evasion.Ref: 5
1987*US began escorting re-flagged Kuwaiti tankers in Persian Gulf.Ref: 5
1988*500 US scientists pledge to boycott Pentagon germ-warfare research.Ref: 5
1991*Jeffrey Dahmer is arrested after Milwaukee police find body parts in his apartment. (TWA, 1992)Ref: 95
1992 Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa agrees to resign following big election losses by the scandal-plagued Liberal Democrats. (XDG, p 4A, 7/22/2003)Ref: 83
1992*Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escaped from his luxury prison near Medellin. He was slain by security forces in December 1993.Ref: 70
1994*(OJ Simpson) O.J. pleads "absolutely 100 percent not guilty" to the charges. Judge Lance A. Ito is assigned to the hear case.Ref: 87
1995*Susan Smith was convicted by a jury in Union SC of the first degree murder for drowning her two sons. She is ultimately sentenced to life imprisonment. (XDG, p 4A, 7/22/2000)Ref: 83
1997*Only six months after climbing to 7,000, Dow Jones crosses 8,000 threshold for the first time.Ref: 10
1998*U.S. President Bill Clinton signed a bill designed to mold the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) into a friendlier, fairer tax collector. Democrat and Republican lawmakers attended the bill-signing ceremony at White House. Now that it’s been a few years, what do you think of this fuzzy, warm IRS?Ref: 4
1998 Iran tested a medium-range missile capable of reaching Israel or Saudi Arabia.Ref: 70
1999*The ashes of John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife, Carolyn, and her sister, Lauren Bessette, were cast into the sea off Martha's Vineyard.Ref: 70
2002*Factory worker Alejandro Avila was charged with murder and kidnapping in the abduction and slaying of 5-year-old Samantha Runnion of Stanton, Calif.Ref: 70
1793*Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean after crossing Canada.Ref: 62
1898*Belgica crew see first sunrise in 1600 hrs-1st to endure Antarctic winter.Ref: 5
1904*First gasoline driven Studebaker car manufactured in South Bend IN.Ref: 10
1933*Aviator Wiley Post ended his first around-the-world flight on this day. Post traveled 15,596 miles in just over a week (7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes). His famous plane was called the Winnie Mae.Ref: 4
1962*First US Venus probe, Mariner 1, fails at lift-off.Ref: 5
1969*USSR launches Sputnik 50 & Molniya 1-12 communications satellite.Ref: 5
1972*Venera 8 makes soft landing on Venus.Ref: 5
1983*Dick Smith makes first solo helicopter flight around the world.Ref: 5
1987*Soyuz TM-3 launched with 3 cosmonauts (1 Syrian).Ref: 5
1298*King Edward I combines bowmen and calvary to defeat William Wallace's Scots at Falkirk.Ref: 2
1456*The crusading forces led by Hunyady, and inspired by the zeal and courage of the papal legate Carvajal and St. John Capistran, met the Turks at Belgrade and inflicted upon them one of the worst defeats they underwent during their long conflict with Christian Europe. 
1515 Emporer Maximillian and Vladislav of Bohemia forge an alliance between the Hapsburg and Jagiello dynasties in Vienna.Ref: 2
1812*A British army under the Duke of Wellington defeats the French at Salamanca, Spain.Ref: 2
1814*Five Indian tribes in Ohio make peace with the United States and declare war on Britain.Ref: 2
1864*Battle of Atlanta-Hood attacks Sherman & suffers terrible losses.Ref: 5
1917*Siam at war with Germany and Austria.Ref: 38
1942*Gasoline rationing involving the use of coupons began along the Atlantic seaboard.Ref: 70
1943*The American Seventh Army under General George Patton captures Palermo, Sicily.Ref: 2
1944*Hitler directs German commander of Paris, France, to destroy the city. 
1944*Soviets set up Polish Committee of National Liberation.Ref: 5
1944*Fifty Greek resistance men simultaneously hanged by Nazis in Athens.Ref: 10
1966*American B-52's hit the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Vietnam for the first time.Ref: 2
2003*Saddam Hussein's sons, Odai, 39, and Qusai, 37, are killed in a gunfight between US troops with helicopter gunship support in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. An Iraqi informant provided the information to US forces. (XDG, p1, 7/23/2003)Ref: 83
1876*In his major league debut, Louisville pitcher Johnny Ryan throws a record 10 wild pitches in a 30-7 loss to Chicago. It will be the rookie's first and last game.Ref: 1
1894*The first automobile race occurs between Paris and Rouen, France.Ref: 2
1905*Phila Athletic's Weldon Henley no-hits St Louis Browns, 6-0Ref: 5
1906*Without a single assist registered by his Reds teammates, Bob Ewing beats the Phillies, 10-3.Ref: 1
1909*Ty Cobb steals three bases in the one inning as the Tigers beat the Red Sox, 6-0.Ref: 1
1912*5th Olympic games in Stockholm closes.Ref: 5
1913*In a game against the Giants, Slim Sallee becomes the only Cardinal pitcher in history to steal home.Ref: 1
1923*Walter Johnson becomes the first to strikeout 3,000.Ref: 5
1925*Yankees purchase infielder Leo Durocher.Ref: 5
1926*With the help of four triples, the Reds score 11 runs in second inning en route to a 13-1 victory over the Braves. Curt Walker ties a National League record for most triples in an inning by hitting two in the frame.Ref: 1
1926*Babe Ruth proved that he could catch a baseball. In a stunt at Mitchell Field in New York, Ruth, a private in the National Guard, caught a baseball that was dropped from an airplane. The plane was at 250 feet and traveling at about 100 miles-per-hour. As the cowhide hit the leather of Ruth’s glove, the ‘Bambino’ said, “Eeeeeeeooooooowwwwwcccchhh!”Ref: 4
1936*Phillies John Moore hits 3 consecutive HRs.Ref: 5
1941*Dick Wakefield becomes baseball's first 'bonus baby' when he signs with the Tigers for $52,000 and a new car. The University of Michigan standout will hit .143 in seven at-bat this season.Ref: 1
1954*In an attempt to put more pop in the lineup, Casey Stengel inserts Mickey Mantle in the infield as the shortstop. The experiment works as the 'Commerce Comet' homers in the tenth inning giving the Yankees a 3-2 victory over the White Sox.Ref: 1
1955*Phillies longest win streak since 1892 hits 11.Ref: 5
1961*Cassius Clay wins a decision over Alonzo Johnson in the 10th round in Louisville KY.Ref: 96
1962*Floyd Robinson goes 6-for-6, all singles, helping the White Sox defeat the Red Sox, 7-3.Ref: 1
1963*Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in the first round to retain heavyweight championship.Ref: 97
1964*Steve Ballesteros wins the Britsh Golf Open.Ref: 5
1967*Using five pitchers in same inning, the Braves establish a major league mark for the number hurlers called upon in one frame. Ken Johnson, Ramon Hernandez, Claude Raymond, Dick Kelley and Cecil Upshaw all face the Cardinals in the ninth inning.Ref: 1
1969*The All-star game is postponed by rain for the first time in major league history.Ref: 1
1973*The Reds All-Star shortstop Dave Concepcion will miss the rest of the season due to a broken ankle.Ref: 1
1973*Sue Berning wins her 3rd US Golf Open championship.Ref: 5
1979 Frenchman Bernard Hinault won the Tour de France in 103 hours, 6 minutes and 50 seconds. It was the second time that the bicyclist had won the event. He took a little longer to complete the course the previous year, finishing in 108 hours and 18 minutes. Hinault won this event again in 1981, 1982 (his best time, 92 hours, 8 minutes and 46 seconds) and 1985.Ref: 4
1983*Angel outfielder Brian Downing's American League record consecutive errorless streak ends at 244 games when he misplays Chet Lemon's line drive in a 13-11 loss to the Tigers.Ref: 1
1984*Kathy Whitworth wins a record 85th pro golf tournament.Ref: 5
1987*Said Aouita of Morroco sets the 5k record (12:58.39) in Rome.Ref: 5
1990 Greg LeMond won his third Tour de France. He outdistanced all other cyclists by finishing in 90 hours, 43 minutes and 20 seconds. His time was slower than his past wins. LeMond won in 1986 and again in 1989 with his best time of 87 hours, 38 minutes and 35 seconds. It seems like you have to be French to win the Tour de France, you say? Wrong, bicycle breath! Greg LeMond represented the U.S.A.Ref: 4
1990*Nick Faldo of England wins the British Open Golf championship.Ref: 5
1991*Desiree Washington files a complaint with police accusing boxer Mike Tyson of rape.Ref: 98
2000*The Ranger-Mariner game is delayed by rain due to Safeco Field's retractable roof failing to close. The contest is continued after 54-minutes giving the roof time to overcome its electrical problem and providing the groundskeepers an opportunity to dry the field.Ref: 1
2002*Although the Los Angeles Times has reported MLB players had tentatively set a strike date of September 16, union leader Donald Fehr, through a memo sent to players, indicates no such decision has been made. It would be baseball's ninth work stoppage since 1972.Ref: 1
2002*Over 20,000 fans gather at Fenway for a two-hour tribute entitled, "Ted Williams: A Celebration of an American Hero," The two hour salute of the man many consider to be the greatest hitter in baseball history, a vet of the World War II and the Korean War and a generous supporter of the Jimmy Fund, in addition to moving music and video, includes comments from present and former Red Sox players and broadcasters, historian Ken Burns, and former U.S. Senator John Glenn, who was Ted's wing man during the Korean War.Ref: 1
1881*The first volume of The War of the Rebellion: A compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, is published.Ref: 2
1933*Caterina Jarboro became the first black prima donna of an opera company. The singer performed Aida with the Chicago Opera Company at the Hippodrome in New York City.Ref: 4
1937*Hal Kemp and his orchestra recorded the now-standard tune, Got a Date with an Angel, for Victor Records in Hollywood, California. The distinctive vocal on the tune is provided by Skinnay Ennis.Ref: 4
1963*The Beatles release "Introducing the Beatles".Ref: 5
1965*Till Death Us Do Part debuted on England’s BBC-TV. The show was so popular that it became a TV series in Great Britain and was the forerunner of the 1971-92 CBS-TV hit, All in the Family, starring Carroll O’Connor and Jean Stapleton.Ref: 4
1967*The Billboard singles chart showed that Windy, by The Association, was the most popular record in the U.S. for the fourth straight week. The Los Angeles-based sextet would make way for Jim Morrison and The Doors a week later when Light My Fire became the hottest record of the mid-summer.Ref: 4
1967*Jimi Hendrix quits as the open ing act of the Monkees' tour.Ref: 5
1969*Aretha Franklin arrested for disturbing the peace in Detroit.Ref: 5
1977*Tony Orlando announced his retirement from show business. Orlando was performing in Cohasset, MA when he said that he had finally decided to call it quits. Orlando had two solo hits in 1961 (Halfway to Paradise and Bless You) and 14 hits with his backup singers (known as Dawn) through the mid-1970s. He also hosted a weekly TV variety show with Dawn (Telma Hopkins and Joyce Vincent) from 1974-1976.Ref: 4
1985*Bruce Springsteen became the hottest ticket in the rock concert biz as 70,000 Cleveland fans lined up (in less than three hours) to grab tickets to see the ‘Boss’.Ref: 4
1478*Philip I (the Handsome) first Habsburg king of Spain (1506), is born.Ref: 5
1559 Saint Lawrence of Brindisi is born.Ref: 10
1713*Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect, is born.Ref: 70
1784*Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel German astronomer and mathematician: first to triangulate the heavens by observing the parallax of the star 61 Cygni [the change in its angular position as the Earth moved between opposite extremes of its orbit]: Bessel estimated the distance of the star to be 10·1 light years [the Bessel function]; is born.Ref: 4
1822*Gregor Mendel monk/geneticist, discoverer of the laws of heredity, is born.Ref: 5
1836*Birth of Emily E. S. Elliott, Anglican missions supporter and hymnwriter. Niece of Charlotte Elliott (who wrote the hymn 'Just As I Am'), Emily penned the words to the hymn'Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne.'Ref: 5
1844 Rev William Archibald Spooner London, invented "spoonerisms", is born.Ref: 5
1849*Emma Lazarus poet ("The New Colossus"-base of Statue of Liberty), is born.Ref: 5
1865*Birth of Peter P. Bilhorn, sacred composer. He produced over 1,400 hymns in hislife, including 'I Will Sing the Wondrous Story' and 'Sweet Peace, The Gift of God's Love.'Ref: 5
1872*Thomas Pendergast, American politician, is born.Ref: 70
1881*Margery Williams Bianco, author (The Velveteen Rabbit), is born.Ref: 2
1882*Edward Hopper US painter (House by the Railroad), is born.Ref: 5
1887*Gustav Hertz, German quantum physicist (Nobel 1925), is born.Ref: 5
1888*Selman Abraham Waksman, biochemist, is born.Ref: 2
1888*Raymond Chandler Chic, mystery writer (The Long Goodbye), is born.Ref: 5
1890*Rose Kennedy, mother of the 35th President, John Kennedy, is born.Ref: 2
1891*Ely Culbertson, American Contract Bridge expert and peace activist, is born.Ref: 70
1892*Arthur Seyss-Inquart Austrian chancellor (1930s), is born.Ref: 5
1893*Karl Menninger, founder of the Menniger Foundation which studies mental health problems, is born.Ref: 68
1895*Hans Rosbaud Graz Austria, conductor (Tonhalle Orch Zrich), is born.Ref: 5
1898*Stephen Vincent Benét, Pulitzer prize-winning poet, is born.Ref: 4
1898*Stephen Vincent Benet, poet and short-story writer (John Brown's Body), is born.Ref: 2
1898*Alexander (Stirling) Calder, sculptor (mobiles, stabiles), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Charles Weidman, Nebraska, modern dancer/choreographer (Candide), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Amy Vanderbilt authority on etiquette (Complete Book of Etiquette), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Lucia Albanese soprano (NY Met Opera), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Middleweight boxing champion Marcel Cerdan is born in Sidi-bel-Abbes, Algeria.Ref: 97
1921*William Roth (Sen-R-Del), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Jim (Manuel Joseph) Rivera ‘Jungle Jim’: baseball: Chicago White Sox [World Series: 1959], SL Browns, KC Athletics, is born.Ref: 4
1923*Robert Dole (Sen R-KS) and 1996 presidential candidate, is born.Ref: 2
1924*Margaret Whiting Detroit, singer (Kreisler Bandstand, Strauss Family), is born.Ref: 5
1927*George Hunter South Africa, light heavyweight boxer (Oly-gold-1948), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Orson Bean actor/comedian (I've Got a Secret, To Tell the Truth), is born.Ref: 5
1929*-Marcia Henderson actress: The Aldrich Family, Thunder Bay, Naked Alibi, Deadly Duo; died Nov 23, 1987Ref: 4
1929*Vivien Merchant (Ada Thomson), English actress, is born.Ref: 68
1930*-Marcia Henderson Andover Mass, actress (Kathleen-Aldrich Family), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Yuri P Artyukhin cosmonaut (Soyuz 14), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Megan Terry, playwright (Calm Down Mother, Goona Goona), is born.Ref: 2
1932*Oscar de la Renta Dom Rep, designer (Coty Hall of Fame-1973), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Chuck Cassey Chicago, choral director (Jimmy Dean Show), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Louise Fletcher actress: High School High, Two Moon Junction series, Nightmare on the 13th Floor, Final Notice, Flowers in the Attic, Invaders from Mars, A Summer to Remember, Natural Enemies, Lady in Red, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, is born.Ref: 4
1936*Tom Robbins, novelist (Another Roadside Attraction, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues), is born.Ref: 2
1937*Chuck Jackson singer: Any Day Now, I Don’t Want to Cry, is born.Ref: 4
1939*Terence Stamp England, actor (The Collector, Alien Nations), is born.Ref: 5
1940*George Clinton (aka Dr. Funkenstein, also Maggot Overlord) singer: groups: The Parliaments: [I Just Wanna] Testify; Funkadelic: LP: Funkadelic, Maggot Brain, One Nation Under a Groove, Funkentelechy vs. the Placebo Syndrome, Trombipulation, The Electric Spanking of War Babies; Parliament: Mothership Connection; Brides of Funkenstein; Parlet; Bootsy’s Rubber Band; solo: LP: Computer Games: single: Atomic Dog; Parliament/Funkadelic motto: Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Followomic DogRef: 4
1940*Alex Trebek Sudbury Ontario, TV game host (High Rollers, Jeopardy), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Stan Ross NYC, actor (New Bill Cosby Show), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Yuriy Klimov USSR, team handball (Olympic-gold-1976), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Terence Stamp is born.Ref: 10
1941*Thomas Wayne (Perkins) singer: TragedyRef: 4
1941*George Clinton rocker (Testify, Funkadelics), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Susie Maxwell Berning golfer (US Women's Open 1968,72,73), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Bobby Sherman singer: Little Woman, Julie, Do Ya Love Me; actor: Shindig, Here Come the Brides, Getting Together; founder of TAC-5, a paramedics group, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Richard Davies musician: keyboard, singer: group: Supertramp, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Sparky (Albert) Lyle baseball: NY Yankees pitcher: Cy Young Award [1977], is born.Ref: 4
1944*Estelle Bennett NYC, vocalist (Ronettes-Be My Baby), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Guich Koock Austin TX, actor (Harley Puckett-Carter Country), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Bobby Sherman actor/singer (Seattle), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Paul Schrader, screenwriter and film director (Taxi Driver).Ref: 2
1947*Albert Brooks (Einstein) actor: Broadcast News, Lost in America, Private Benjamin, Taxi Driver, is born in Los Angeles CA.Ref: 68
1947*Danny Glover actor: Lethal Weapon series, Silverado, Escape from Alcatraz, Chiefs, The Color Purple, Angels in the Outfield, Places in the Heart, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Cliff (Clifford) Johnson baseball: Houston Astros, NY Yankees [World Series: 1977, 1978], Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays, Texas Rangers, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Don Henley drummer (Eagles-Desparado), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Lasse Viren Finland, 5K/10K runner (Olympic-gold-1972, 76), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Madeleine Collinson Malta, twin playmate (Oct, 1970), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Mary Collinson Malta, twin playmate (Oct, 1970), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Willem Dafoe actor (Platoon, Roadhouse 66, Mississippi Burning), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Scott (Douglas) Sanderson baseball: pitcher: Montreal Expos, Chicago Cubs, Oakland Athletics [World Series: 1990], NY Yankees [all-star: 1991], California Angels, SF Giants, Chicago White Sox, is born.Ref: 4
1956*Michael Spinks US, middleweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1976), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Dave Steib pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Sandra Elizabeth Greenberg Spokane Wash, playmate (June, 1987), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Rob Estes director, actor: Silk Stalkings, Melrose Place, Days of Our Lives, Aces: Iron Eagle III, Terror in the Mall, Outreach, is born.Ref: 4
1963*Joanna Going actress (Another World), is born.Ref: 5
1964*David Spade writer, comedian, actor: Saturday Night Live, Just Shoot Me, Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol, Coneheads, A Very Brady Sequel, 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag, The Rugrats Movie, Lost & Found, is born.Ref: 4
1964*Karen Summer actress: X-rated films, is born.Ref: 4
1965*Michael Hickenbottom pro wrestler/actor: WWF Superstars of Wrestling, Wrestlemania series, Royal Rumble series, Sunday Night Heat, WWF Smackdown!, Armageddon, is born.Ref: 4
1965*John Leguizamo actor: The Fan, To Wong Foo: Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, Super Mario Bros., Carlito’s Way, Die Hard 2: Die Harder, Casualties of War; actor, playwright: Mambo Mouth, Spic-O-Rama; comedian: House of Buggin’, is born.Ref: 4
1965*Patrick Laborteaux LA Calif, actor (Albert-Little House on Prairie), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Irene Bedard actress: Crazy Horse, Grand Avenue, Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee, Squanto: A Warrior’s Tale; voice-over: Pocahontas, is born.Ref: 4
1967*Pat Badger heavy metal bassist (Extreme-More Than Words), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Charlotte Gainsbourg London England, actress (The Little Thief)Ref: 5
1461*Charles VII, King of France from 1422 to 1461, dies at age 58.Ref: 2
1619 Saint Lawrence of Brindisi dies.Ref: 10
1676*Pope Clement X dies.Ref: 69
1802*Marie-Fran‡ois-Xavier Bichat a founder of histology, dies.Ref: 5
1826*Giuseppe Piazzi discoverer of first asteroid, dies.Ref: 5
1832 Emperor Napoleon II dies.Ref: 10
1832*Molly Pitcher (Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley) American heroine; dies.Ref: 4
1864*James McPherson, American general, dies at age 35.Ref: 70
1894*Oskar Maria Graf, German novelist and poet, is born.Ref: 70
1906*Russell Sage, American financier, dies at age 90.Ref: 70
1916*James Witcomb Riley, American poet, dies at age 66.Ref: 68
1916*A bomb was set off during a "Preparedness Day" parade in San Francisco, killing 10 and injuring 40 more. Thomas J. Mooney, a labor organizer and Warren K. Billings, a shoe worker, were convicted, but were both pardoned in 1939.Ref: 5
1918*Lightning kills 504 sheep in Utah's Wasatch National Park.Ref: 5
1932*Florenz Ziegfeld producer Ziegfeld Follies: annual variety shows famous for the Ziegfeld Girls [1907-1930s]; dies.Ref: 4
1934*John Dillinger is shot to death by FBI agents outside the Biograph Theater in Chicago. Anna Sage informed FBI Agent Melvin Purvis of their plans earlier in the evening.Ref: 2
1934*John Herbert Dillinger, one of the most notorious gangsters of his day, resisted arrest outside the Biograph Theater in Chicago and was killed by Special Agents.Ref: 14
1946*Jewish extremists blew up a wing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, killing about 100 people.Ref: 70
1950*Mackenzie King, Canadian prime minister (1921-26, 1926-30, 1935-48), dies at age 75.Ref: 70
1953*Cy Kendall actor (Mysteries of Chinatown), dies at 55.Ref: 5
1955*Joseph Foley actor (Mr Peepers), dies at 45.Ref: 5
1967*Carl Sandburg author: Abraham Lincoln; poet: Chicago, Grass, The People, Yes; folk balladeer: The American Songbag; three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, dies in Flat Rock, NC at age 89.Ref: 4
1979*Hope Summers actress (Clara-Andy Griffith Show), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1988*Luigi Lucioni Italian, landscape painter (opera stars), dies at 87Ref: 5
1990*57 Manuel Puig 12/28/1932 7/22/1990 Argentine novelist and screenwriterRef: 70
1996*Vermont Royster Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, editor: The Wall Street Journal; columnist: Thinking Things Over; author: Journey through the Soviet Union, A Pride of Prejudices, My Own, My Country’s Time: A Journalist’s Journey; dies at age 82.Ref: 5

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