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

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1264*Anti-Jewish riots break out in Arnstadt Germany.Ref: 5
1656*Eight Quakers from England arrived in Boston and were immediately imprisoned by the local Puritan authorities. (The church-and-state amalgam of Puritanism looked upon non-ritual Quakerism with suspicion, regarding it as theologically apostate and politically subversive).Ref: 5
1692*(Salem Witch Trials) George Jacobs Sr., Martha Carrier, George Burroughs, John Willard and John and Elizabeth Proctor are pronounced guilty and sentenced to hang.Ref: 20
1735*(Zenger) John Peter Zenger's lawyer, Andrew Hamilton, presents a lengthy and eloquent summation to the jury. The summation is a plea for nullification: a plea that the jury return with a "Not Guilty" verdict despite instructions from the court that the sole issue for the jury to determine is whether the libels were in fact published in Zenger's Journal. The jury acquits Zenger after a short period of deliberation.Ref: 87
1762*Russia, Prussia and Austria sign a treaty agreeing on the partition of Poland.Ref: 2
1772*First partition of Poland, between Austria, Prussia & Russia.Ref: 5
1774*(day speculative) Simon Kenton starts out on his first raid across the Ohio River into Indian territory.Ref: 60
1775*The 1st Spanish ship, 'San Carlos', enters San Francisco bay.Ref: 5
1780*General George Rogers Clark enters Old Chillicothe (about three miles north of modern Xenia OH).Ref: 54
1846*Oregon country divided between US & Britain at 49th parallel.Ref: 5
1851*(Dakota Conflict) In the Treaty of Mendota, Two other band of Dakota cede to the U.S. lands in southeastern portions of the Minnesota Territory for $1.41 million in cash and annuitities.Ref: 87
1884*The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty was laid on Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor.Ref: 70
1890*French protectorate declared over Madagascar.Ref: 10
1891*First American Express traveller's check cashed.Ref: 10
1892*Harriet Tubman receives a pension from Congress for her work as a nurse, spy and scout during the Civil War.Ref: 2
1909*Congress passes first Corporation tax.Ref: 10
1914*Euclid Avenue and East 105th Street in Cleveland, Ohio became the first intersection in the US to be equipped with an electric traffic light. The lighting ceremony occurred on this day.Ref: 4
1914*US, Nicaragua sign treaty granting canal rights to US.Ref: 5
1917*The National Guard becomes a U. S. Federal Service. 
1921*Mustapha Kemal is appointed virtual ruler of the Ottoman Empire.Ref: 2
1939*British transatlantic mail service inaugurated.Ref: 10
1945*At 1500 Gen. LeMay officially confirms the mission for the next day. Tibbets will take over as pilot, Parsons will fly as weaponeer. Tibbets names B-29 No. 82 the "Enola Gay" after his mother, over the objections of its pilot Robert Lewis. Little Boy is loaded on the plane. Dummy Fat Man unit F33 (complete except for plutonium core) is prepared for practice bombing run.Ref: 91
1952*First transatlantic helicopter flight.Ref: 10
1959*Chic Cardinals (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 55-26 in Toronto.Ref: 5
1960*Upper Volta (Burkina Faso) gains independence from France.Ref: 5
1961 The South American country of Bolivia adopted a new constitution that separated the powers of church and state.Ref: 5
1961*Chic Bears (NFL) beat Mont Alouettes (CFL) 34-16 in Montreal.Ref: 5
1961*118ø F (48ø C), Ice Harbor Dam, Washington (state record).Ref: 5
1962 Nelson Mandela arrested for incitement & illegally leaving South Africa.Ref: 5
1963*The United States, Britain and the Soviet Union signed a treaty in Moscow banning nuclear tests in the atmosphere, space and underwater.Ref: 5
1966*Martin Luther King Jr stoned during Chicago march.Ref: 5
1968*(Chicago 7) Deputy Mayor Stahl indicates his unwillingness to grant permit application for sleeping in Chicago parks.Ref: 87
1972 Expulsion of Asians from Uganda announced.Ref: 10
1974*President Nixon releases three tapes to the public. One tape made it clear that Nixon had been involved actively in the cover-up from its beginnings.Ref: 2
1981*The federal government began firing air traffic controllers who had gone out on strike.Ref: 5
1981*Most of the 13,000 striking federal air traffic controllers are dismissed by President Reagan after they refuse a return to work order on August 3rd.Ref: 5
1982*Dick Smith starts first solo 'round the world helicopter flight from Fort Worth, TX.Ref: 10
1988*Mario Biaggi (Rep-D-NY) convicted of racketeering resigns seat.Ref: 5
1992*Federal civil rights charges were filed against four Los Angeles police officers acquitted of state charges in the videotaped beating of Rodney King; two were later convicted.Ref: 70
1994*A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington chose Kenneth W. Starr to take over the Whitewater investigation from Robert Fiske.Ref: 70
1995*Secretary of State Warren Christopher opens U.S. embassy in Hanoi.Ref: 41
1996*Chechen rebels re-take GroznyRef: 89
1998*Marie Noe of Philadelphia was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, accused of smothering eight of her children to death between 1949 and 1968. (Noe later received 20 years' probation.)Ref: 70
2001*Afghanistan's ruling Taliban jails eight foreign aid workers, including two Americans, for allegedly preaching Christianity. The workers were rescued the following November as the Taliban regime collapsed during U.S. military operations.Ref: 70
1570*Spanish Jesuits led by Fray Batista Segura arrived in the Chesapeake Bay area of Virginia, for the purpose of converting the American Indians to Christianity. (Unfortunately, six months later, the entire group was massacred by the very Indians they had come to evangelize.).Ref: 5
1583*Gilbert claims Newfoundland (1st English colony in North America).Ref: 5
1858*Cyrus W Field completes first transatlantic telegraph cable.Ref: 5
1864*The spectrum of a comet observed for 1st time, by Giovanni Donati.Ref: 5
1954*The production B-52A makes its first flight. 
1962*First quasar located by radio.Ref: 5
1969*The U.S. space probe Mariner 7 flew by Mars, sending back photographs and scientific data.Ref: 5
1973*USSR launches Mars 6Ref: 5
1985*Flexible-wing glider altitude record (214,250') set by Larry Tudor.Ref: 5
2002*The coral-encrusted gun turret of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor was raised from the floor of the Atlantic.Ref: 70
0*Union Adm. David G. Farragut is said to have given his famous order, "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!" as he led his fleet against Mobile Bay AL, during the Civil War.Ref: 70
1192*Richard the Lionheart wins Battle of Jaffa.Ref: 10
1648*French under Louis II de Conde defeats Spanish at Lens ending the Thirty Years' War.Ref: 10
1763*Colonel Henry Bouquet decisively defeats the Indians at the Battle of Bushy Run in Pennsylvania during Pontiac's rebellion.Ref: 2
1812*General William Hull sends a detachment downriver for supplies. They are ambushed by Tecumseh at the Battle of Brownsburg.Ref: 60
1815 A peace treaty with Tripoli--which follows treaties with Algeria and Tunis--brings an end to the Barbary Wars.Often venturing into harm's way, America's most famous sailing ship, the Constitution, twice came close to oblivion.Ref: 2
1861*The US Army abolishes flogging.Ref: 5
1861*A national income tax bill is passed to aid the Union war effort (3% of all income over $800).Ref: 5
1914*The British Expeditionary Force mobilizes for World War I.Ref: 2
1915*The Austro-German Army takes Warsaw, in present-day Poland, on the Eastern Front.Ref: 2
1916*The British navy defeats the Ottomans at the naval battle off Port Said, Egypt.Ref: 2
1940*In Canada, Montreal mayor Camillien Houde is arrested, and charged under the Defence of Canada Regulations. He is imprisoned at Camp Petawawa in Ontario until the end of the war. 
1941*The German army completes taking 410,000 Russian prisoners in Uman and Smolensk pockets in the Soviet Union.Ref: 2
1951*The United Nations Command suspends armistice talks with the North Koreans when armed troops are spotted in neutral areas.Lt. Joe Kingston was en route to Korea, where he, like a lot of others, found himself retreating and advancing in a single day.Ref: 2
1953*Operation "Big Switch" Korean War prisoner exchanged at Panmunjom.Ref: 5
1964*US begins bombing North Vietnam.Ref: 5
1837 First ascent of Mt Marcy (5,344') highest in Adirondack, NY.Ref: 5
1901*Burt Hart punches John Haskell and will be banned for life as a result his assault on the umpire. The Oriole first baseman plays only 58 games in his major league career.Ref: 1
1901*Peter O'Connor of Ireland, sets then long jump record at 24' 11 3/4".Ref: 5
1921*KDKA radio in Pittsburgh, PA did the first play-by-play broadcast of a baseball game. Harold Arlin described the action as the Pirates beat Philadelphia 8-5.Ref: 4
1923 Henry Sullivan became the first American to swim across the English Channel.Ref: 4
1927*Phillies Cy Williams hits for the cycle in just 4 at bats.Ref: 5
1931*On a bloop single by pinch-hitter Dave Harris, the 27th batter he faces, Tommy Bridges loses his bid for a perfect game as Tigers crush the Senators, 13-0.Ref: 1
1936*Jesse Owens wins his third gold medal by running a 200-meter race in 20.7 seconds at the Olympic Games held in Berlin, Germany.Ref: 4
1937 Ranger (US) beats Endeavour II (England) in 17th America's Cup.Ref: 5
1940*In a rain-shortened 4-0 victory over the Tigers, Silent John Whitehead of the St. Louis Browns pitches a six inning no-hitter.Ref: 1
1953*St. Louis Browns' pitcher Don Larsen goes 3-for-3 and establishes a record for consecutive hits by a pitcher with 7. The rookie hurler will hit .284 in 81 at bats this season.Ref: 1
1954*Boxing Hall of Fame's first election selects 24 modern & 15 pioneers.Ref: 5
1955*White Sox second baseman Nellie Fox's consecutive game streak ends at 274 games. The next day he will begin a new streak which will last for 798 games.Ref: 1
1960*In an unprecedented move, two major-league baseball clubs traded managers. Jimmy Dykes of the Detroit Tigers moved to manage the Cleveland Indians while Joe Gordon left the Indians to take over the managerial reins of the Tigers.Ref: 4
1963*Craig Breedlove sets world auto speed record at 407.45 MPH.Ref: 5
1967*First time an AFL team beats an NFL team, Broncos beats Detroit 13-7.Ref: 5
1969*Willie Stargell becomes the first player to hit a HR completely out of Dodger Stadium. The 512-foot blast helps the Pirates defeat Los Angeles, 11-3.Ref: 1
1972*Tiger shortstop Ed Brinkman commits an error ending his major league record of 72 games and 331 total chances without making a misplay.Ref: 1
1973*Atlanta Brave Phil Niekro tosses a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres in Atlanta, winning 9-0.Ref: 86
1975*Phillies first 8 batters get hits for a major league record, win 13-5.Ref: 5
1978*New Orleans Saints beat Phil Eagles 14-7 in Mexico City (NFL expo).Ref: 5
1979*In an 8-1 win over the Giants, Dodger Don Sutton becomes the team's all-time strikeout leader with his 2,487th career strikeout.Ref: 1
1979*Willie Mays, Warren Giles and Hack Wilson are inducted into the Hall of Fame.Ref: 1
1980*NY Met Doug Flynn ties record of 3 triples in a game.Ref: 5
1983*Vida Blue was released by the KS City Royals. Blue had spent 13 years in the big leagues. At his release by the Royals, the former Cy Young Award winner had gone 0-19 in pitching appearances.Ref: 4
1984*Toronto’s Cliff Johnson set a major-league baseball record by hitting the 19th pinch-hit home run in his career as he led the Blue Jays to a 4-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles. The Blue Jays also steal 7 bases.Ref: 4
1984*Joan Benoit (US) won the first women’s Olympic marathon at the Summer Games in Los Angeles in 2h 24m 52s.Ref: 4
1984*Lou Pinella day at Yankee Stadium.Ref: 5
1985*Baseball players go on strike for 2 days.Ref: 5
1985*White Sox Tom Seaver becomes the 17th player in MLB history to win his 300th game when he six-hits the Yankees 6-2 at Yankee Stadium.Ref: 1
1985*Darryl Strawberry belts three HRs helping to beat the Cubs, 7-2, and puts the Mets into first place in the NL East.Ref: 1
1986*John McEnroe beat Marko Ostoja in the Volvo Invitational Tournament held in VT. The ‘bad boy of tennis’ had taken a 6-1/2 month respite from tennis before returning to the court to defeat Ostoja.Ref: 4
1986*Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway sets the 5k woman's record (14:37.33).Ref: 5
1986*At Candlestick Park, Reds' center fielder Eric Davis becomes the 4000th strike out victim of Giants' southpaw Steve Carlton. The historic whiff occurs in the third inning with two runners on base and no outs in the eventual Reds' 11-6 victory.Ref: 1
1991*Sergei Bubka of USSR sets pole vault record (20¬") in Malm” SwedenRef: 5
1992*Oakland A's flychaser Jose Canseco is walked for the seventh consecutive time in the span of two games to tie a major league record.Ref: 1
1999*St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Mark McGwire belted home runs #500 (off Padre Andy Ashby) and 501 to reach the 500-homer mark faster than anyone had before. He did it in his 5,487th at-bat. Babe Ruth had held the previous record, having reached #500 in 5,801 at-bats. In case you are wondering, the others in the top five were Jimmie Foxx (7,074), Mickey Mantle (7,300) and Mike Schmidt (7,331). McGwire connected for his historic homer(s) in St. Louis’ Busch Stadium, the same ballpark where he had broken Roger Maris’ 37-year-old single-season home-run record Sept. 8,.1998, when he hit homer #62. McGwire went on to hit 70 home runs that season, finishing just ahead of Chicago Cubs’ Sammy Sosa, who hit 66. McGuire is the 16th player to hit 500 home runs.Ref: 4
2000*Sammy Sosa becomes the first Cubs' player to reach 100 RBIs six consecutive times. Hack Wilson did it for five straight seasons from 1926-30.Ref: 1
2001*The Mariners become the third team in American League history to lose after posting a 12-run lead as the Indians overcomes a seventh inning deficit of14-2 to beat Seattle in 11 innings, 15-14.Ref: 1
2001*Former Twin teammates Kirby Puckett and Dave Winfield along with 1960 World Series hero Bill Mazeroski and the late Negro Leagues pitcher Hilton Smith are enshrined in Hall of Fame.Ref: 1
2002*In a make-up game against the Angels, the Tigers host 'Silent Night'. The fans hear no electronic, video and commercial enhancements during Detroit's 6-3 loss to Anaheim at CoAmerica Park.Ref: 1
1850*Stockbridge, Mass.: Nathaniel Hawthorne meets Herman Melville at a picnic. 
1921*The NY World published the first cartoon to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize. On the Road to Moscow, by Rollin Kirby, received the prestigious journalism honor.Ref: 4
1924*The comic strip Little Orphan Annie debuts in the NY Daily News. Annie and her little dog, Sandy, were creations of cartoonist Harold Gray. His work would come to life in the Broadway and film adaptations of Annie a half-century later -- to great success. AlsoRef: 4
1926 Houdini stays in a coffin under water for 1« hrs.Ref: 5
1935 The radio drama Backstage Wife was first aired -- on the Mutual Broadcasting System. The show was heard until 1959.Ref: 4
1957*"American Bandstand," hosted by Dick Clark, made its network debut on ABC-TV.Ref: 5
1964*Beatles record "Leave My Kitten Alone".Ref: 5
1964*Actress Anne Bancroft & comedian Mel Brooks wed.Ref: 5
1966*Beatles release "Yellow Submarine" & "Eleanor Rigby" in UK.Ref: 5
1966*Beatles release "Revolver" album in US.Ref: 5
1967*Bobby Gentry releases her only hit "Ode to Billy Joe".Ref: 5
1972*Moody Blues release "Nights in White Satin".Ref: 5
1974*The comic strip Tank McNamara premiered in 75 newspapers. Jeff Millar and Bill Hinds created the 6-foot, 4-inch, 225-pound former defensive tackle of the State University Sand Crabs; and who became a jock/sportscaster.Ref: 4
1974*Joan Jett forms her rock group the Runaways.Ref: 5
1975*Singer Stevie Wonder signed the recording industry’s largest contract: $13 million over a seven-year period. Wonder stayed with his original label, Tamla/Motown, while other major Motown artists, including Diana Ross, Gladys Knight and The Four Tops had left the label over creative differences and financial accounting disputes.Ref: 4
1986 It's revealed Andrew Wyeth had, secretly created 240 drawings & paintings of his neighbor Helga Testorf, in Chadds Ford, Pa.Ref: 5
1994*Michael Jackson and bride, Lisa Marie Presley, visited Budapest, Hungary. While there, they filmed an advertisement for his upcoming album, HIStory Past, Present and Future - Book 1. The couple also visited children’s hospitals where they comforted young patients and distributed toys.Ref: 4
2184*Fiction: Christine Lauren Chapel, Davenport Heights, VT (Star Trek), is born.Ref: 5
2186*Fiction: Kevin Thomas Riley, Tasvennir, Tarsus IV (Star Trek), is born.Ref: 5
1540*Joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating, is born.Ref: 5
1604*John Eliot "Apostle to Indians," Bible translator, is born.Ref: 5
1623*Pietro Antonio Cesti, Italian composer, is born.Ref: 70
1624*William Jamestown Va, first black child born in English America, is born.Ref: 5
1737*Antonio Franconi, Italian impresario, is born.Ref: 70
1749*(Declaration of Independence) Thomas Lynch, farmer, signer of the Declaration of Independence, is born in Winyah, SC.Ref: 5
1811*Ambroise Thomas Metz, France, composer (Mignon), is born.Ref: 5
1850*Guy de Maupassant author: The Tellier House, Yvette, Toine, The Horla, The Diamond Necklace, The Umbrella, The Piece of String, A Woman’s Life, Bel-Ami, Peter and John; is born.Ref: 4
1860*Joseph Carey Merrick "Elephant Man", is born.Ref: 5
1869*Birth of Grant C. Tullar, American Methodist evangelist and music publisher. He is remembered today for composing the tune to the hymn, "Face to Face with Christ My Savior."Ref: 5
1876*Mary R Beard Indpls, historian (Woman as a Force in History), is born.Ref: 5
1889*Conrad Aiken Pulitzer Prize-winning poet: Selected Poems [1930]; is born.Ref: 4
1890*Erich Kleiber, Vienna Austria, conductor (NBC Symphony 1945-46), is born.Ref: 5
1899*Conrad Aiken US, poet/short story writer/critic (Selected Poems), is born.Ref: 5
1906*John Huston Academy Award-winning director: Treasure of Sierra Madre [1948]; The Maltese Falcon, The African Queen, Prizzi’s Honor; father of Academy Award-winning actress Angelica Huston; is born.Ref: 4
1906*Wassily Leontief, Russian-born Nobel Prize-winning American economist (1973), is born.Ref: 70
1908*Miriam Rothschild, English scientist and writer, is born.Ref: 2
1908*Harold Holt PM of Australia (1966-67); supported US in Vietnam, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Robert Taylor Filley Neb, actor (Death Valley Days), is born.Ref: 5
1914*David Brian NYC, actor (Accussed of Murder, Dawn at Sorocco), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Anita Colby Wash DC, model/actress (Pepsi Cola Playhouse), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Selma Diamond London Ontario, comedienne (Selma-Night Court), is born.Ref: 68
1923*Richard G. Kleindienst, one of the key officials who helped elect Richard Nixon to the presidency in 1969, is born.Ref: 2
1926*Jeri Southern (Genevieve Hering) singer: You Better Go Now, When I Fall in Love, Fire Down Below; is born.Ref: 4
1930*Neil Armstrong Ohio, X-15 pilot, first Moonwalker (Gemini 8, Apollo 11), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Joan Weldon SF, actress (So This is Love, Them), is born.Ref: 5
1935*John Saxon, Bkln, actor (Bees, Nightmare on Elm St, Electric Horseman), is born.Ref: 5
1936*John Saxon (Carmen Orrico) actor: Raid on Entebbe, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Beverly Hills Cop 3, The Cardinal, Death of a Gunfighter, The Unforgiven, The Bold Ones, is born.Ref: 4
1936*John Dancy Jackson TX, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Ja'net Dubois Phila, actress (Willona-Good Times), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Roman Gabriel College Football Hall of Famer: quarterback: North Carolina State; LA Rams, Philadelphia Eagles QB, is born.Ref: 4
1940*Damita Jo (DuBlanc) singer: I’ll Save the Last Dance for You, If You Go Away; is born.Ref: 4
1941*Leonid D Kizim cosmonaut (Soyuz T-3, T-10, T-15), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Rick Huxley guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Sammi Smith singer: Help Me Make It Through the Night, So Long Charlie Brown, What a Lie, You Just Hurt My Last Feeling, is born.Ref: 4
1943*Rodney Pattisson England, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Larry Hinson golf: Ben Hogan Award [1971]; champ: Freeport-McDermott Classic [1969], is born.Ref: 4
1945*Duane Benson football: Oakland Raiders linebacker: Super Bowl II, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Loni Anderson actress: WKRP in Cincinnati, The Jayne Mansfield Story, Easy Street, Necessity, Nurses, is born.Ref: 68
1946*Erika Slezak Hollywood, CA, actress (Viki-One Life to Live), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Bernie (Bernardo) Carbo baseball: Cincinnati Reds [World Series: 1970], SL Cardinals, Boston Red Sox [World Series: 1975], Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates, is born.Ref: 4
1948*William Hootkins actor: Star Wars, The Lost Boys, Flash Gordon, Raiders of the Lost Ark, American Gothic, Batman, A River Runs Through It, The NeverEnding Story III, The Omega Code, is born.Ref: 4
1950*Holly Palance LA CA, actress (Thorn Birds, Ripley's Believe It), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Rose Mittermaier German FR, slalom/downhill (Olympic-gold-1976), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Samantha Sang singer (Emotion), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Eddie "Fingers" Ojeda Bx, (Twisted Sister-We're Not Gonna Take It), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Maureen McCormick actress: A Very Brady Christmas, The Brady Bunch, is born.Ref: 4
1959*Pete Burns rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Mike Nocito rocker (Johnny Hates Jazz-Turn Back the Clock), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Tawny Kitaen (Coverdale) actress (Bachelor Party, Witchboard), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Patrick Ewing, Kingston Jamacia, NBA center (NY Knicks), 1992 Summer Olympics, is born.Ref: 5
1966*Jonathan Silverman LA CA, actor (Brighton Beach Memoirs), is born.Ref: 5
1968*John Garrett Olerud Seattle WA, Baseball player, Blue Jays, Mets. American League Batting Crown 1993, is born.Ref: 5
1975*Ami Foster actress (Margaux-Punky Brewster), is born.Ref: 5
-465*-BC- Xerxes I of Persia dies.Ref: 62
882 King Louis III France dies.Ref: 10
1391*Castilian sailors in Barcelona, Spain set fire to a Jewish ghetto, killing 100 people and setting off four days of violence against Jews.Ref: 2
1754*James Gibbs, Scottish architect, dies at age 71.Ref: 70
1895*Friedrich Engels Germany, social philosopher; Marx's collaborator, dies.Ref: 68
1900*James Augustine Healy black Roman Catholic bishop, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1929*Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett, English women's suffrage leader, dies at age 82.Ref: 70
1932*Clyde Barrow and Raymond Hamilton kill two policemen who were investigating their drinking in their car.Ref: 47
1938*Pearl Fay White, American film star, dies at age 49.Ref: 70
1949*Earthquake in Pelileo, Ecuador devastates 1,500 square miles and kills 6000. (TWA, 1998)Ref: 95
1955*Carmen Miranda (Maria do Carmo Miranda Da Cunha) ‘Brazilian Bombshell’: singer: Mama Eu Quero, The Lady with the Tutti Frutti Hat; dancer, actress: Copacabana, Springtime in the Rockies, Down Argentine Way; Chiquita Banana; dies.Ref: 4
1959*Edgar Guest, newspaperman, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1961*Sir Sidney Holland PM of New Zealand (1949-57), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1962*Actress Marilyn Monroe dies from a drug overdose in Los Angeles, in a case that is still unsolved and involves a lot of speculation.Ref: 4
1972*Frederic Tozere actor (Mr Phillips-Stanley), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1978*Queenie Smith actress/dancer (Funny Side), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1978*Earl ‘Dutch’ Clark College and Pro Football Hall of Famer: Colorado College, Portsmouth Spartans, Detroit Lions; coach: Detroit Lions, Cleveland Rams, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado College; dies.Ref: 4
1980*Hurricane Allen batters the southern peninsula of Haiti leaving more than 200 dead. (XDG, p 4A, 8/5/2000)Ref: 83
1983*(Juliette) Judy Canova comedienne, actress: The Howdy Doody Show, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, OK Annie; dies at age 66.Ref: 4
1984*Actor Richard Burton (Richard Walter Jenkins Jr.) dies of a stroke at the age of 58 in Geneva Switzerland.Ref: 24
1984*Howard Culver actor (Howie-Gunsmoke), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1984*Richard Burton (Richard Walter Jenkins Jr.) actor: Camelot, Hamlet, Anne of the Thousand Days, Becket, The Desert Rats, The Longest Day, Look Back in Anger, The Night of the Iguana, The Robe, The Sandpiper, The Taming of the Shrew, Who?s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; TV narrator: Winston Churchill-The Valiant Years, Ellis Island; one of Elizabeth Taylor?s ex-husbands; dies at age 58 of cerebral hemorrhage.Ref: 4
1990 Ettore Maserati dies.Ref: 10
1991*Soichiro Hondo CEO & founder (Honda), dies of liver cancer at 84Ref: 5
1991*Paul Brown, Pro Football Hall of Famer: football coach: Cleveland Browns; dies at 82.Ref: 4
1993*Eugene Maleska educator, crossword puzzle buff: created new puzzle designs and clue styles; crossword puzzle editor: NY Times; dies.Ref: 5
1999*Mel Torme ‘The Velvet Fog’: Grammy Award-winning singer: LP: An Evening with George Shearing and Mel Torme [1982]; Comin’ Home Baby, Careless Hands, Bewitched; songwriter: The Christmas Song; died June 5, 1999Ref: 4
2000*Actor Sir Alec Guinness dies at a hospital in England at age 86.Ref: 70

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