Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
August 10th

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654*St Eugene I begins his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
1539*King Francis of France declares that all official documents are to be written in French, not Latin.Ref: 2
1622*Province of Maine granted to John Mason and Ferdinando Gorges.Ref: 10
1628 The 3 masted 64 gun Swedish warship Vasa capsizes and sinks in Stockholm harbor on her maiden voyage.Ref: 2
1680*Pueblo revolt starts between Pueblo Indians and their Spanish rulers.Ref: 62
1760*Philip Embury (1728-1773) arrived in NY the first Methodist clergyman to come over from America.Ref: 5
1779*Louis XVI of France frees the last remaining serfs on royal land.Ref: 2
1790*Robert Gray's Columbia, completes first American around world voyage.Ref: 5
1792*Mobs in Paris attack the palace of Louis XVI, where he is arrested.Ref: 5
1809*Ecuador declares independence from Spain (National Day).Ref: 5
1821*(new state) Missouri or ‘muddy water’ was the name of the river and the Indian tribe that lived in the area ... long before Missouri became the 24th state of the USA on this day. Missouri, the gateway to the West, calls the hawthorn its state flower and the bluebird, its state bird. St. Louis (1820) and St. Charles (1821-1826) were both capital cities of Missouri before Jefferson City. Missouri is also known as the Show Me State. In 1899, Missouri Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver said, “...frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I am from Missouri. You have got to show me.” The phrase stuck.Ref: 4
1827*Race riots in Cincinnati (1,000 blacks leave for Canada).Ref: 5
1831*William Driver of Salem, Massachusetts, is the first to use the term "Old Glory" in connection with the American flag, when he gives that name to a large flag aboard his ship, the Charles Daggett.Ref: 2
1833*Chicago, Illinois was incorporated on this day, not as a city, but as a village. The Windy City had a population of less than 200 at the time.Ref: 4
1835*Mob of whites & oxen pulled black school to a swamp out of Canaan NH.Ref: 5
1835*Noyes Academy is burned to the ground because it enrolls 14 African American students. 
1840*(day unspecified) The Amistad Africans are taken to Westville.Ref: 87
1842*The Mines Act promoted by Lord Ashley prohibits women and young children from working in the mines.Ref: 62
1846*Congress chartered the Smithsonian Institution, named after English scientist James Smithson, whose bequest of half a million dollars had made it possible.Ref: 5
1851*The president and the vice-president of the National Capital Building and Loan Association of North America are arrested by U.S. Post Office authorities for swindling. 
1859*The first milk inspectors in the United States were appointed for duty -- in Boston, MA.Ref: 4
1863*President Lincoln meets with abolitionist Frederick Douglass who pushes for full equality for Union 'Negro troops.' 
1893*Chinese deported from SF under Exclusion Act.Ref: 5
1910*First airmail service organized in Britain.Ref: 10
1911*The House of Lords in Great Britain gives up its veto power, making the House of Commons the more powerful House.Ref: 2
1921*Franklin D. Roosevelt was stricken with polio at his summer home on Campobello Island, New Brunswick.Ref: 5
1938*(Scottsboro Boys) (day unspecified) The Alabama Pardon Board declines to pardon Patterson and Powell.Ref: 87
1938*119ø F (48ø C), Pendleton, Oregon (state record).Ref: 5
1942*(day unspecified) Col. Marshall of the Army Corps of Engineers creates a new District organization with the intentionally misleading name "Manhattan Engineer District" (MED).Ref: 91
1943*(day unspecified) Despite the efforts of more than 1000 researchers at Kellex and Columbia University, no suitable diffusion barrier material has yet been developed.Ref: 91
1943*(day unspecified) Due to lagging progress on gaseous diffusion, and continuing uncertainties about the required amount of U-235 for a bomb, Groves decides to double the size of the Y-12 plant.Ref: 91
1943*(day unspecified) The first Alpha electromagnetic uranium separation unit begins operation.Ref: 91
1943*(day unspecified) Construction staff at Oak Ridge now exceeds 20,000. Construction begins on the cooling systems for the production reactors at Hanford. Construction staff is about 5,000.Ref: 91
1944*Race riots in Athens AL.Ref: 5
1944*(day unspecified) The Air Force begins modifying 17 B-29s for combat delivery of atomic weapons at the Glenn L. Martin plant in Omaha.Ref: 91
1944*(day unspecified) Parsons assesses February 1945 as the earliest an implosion lens system can be ready for full scale test "with extremely good breaks", and most likely late 1945.Ref: 91
1944*(day unspecified) A. Francis Birch takes over the uranium gun project.Ref: 91
1945*(and 11th) The State-War-Navy Committee meets to decide the terms of Japan's surrender in Korea. The 38th Parallel is the "arbitrarily" chosen as the dividing line for separating post-war American and Soviet occupation forces in Korea and dividing their respective spheres of influence. Ref 
1949*The National Military Establishment was renamed the Department of Defense.Ref: 5
1954*Workers at the Studebaker auto plant in South Bend, IN agreed to take pay cuts of from $12 to $20 weekly in an attempt to help the faltering automaker. The plan didn’t help. Studebaker was soon out of business because of increased competition from Ford, General Motors and Chrysler.Ref: 4
1961*England applies for membership in the European Common Market.Ref: 5
1965 Congress passes the Voting Rights Act of 1965, making it easier for southern blacks to register to vote. Literacy tests and other such requirements that tended to restrict black voting became illegal. Ref 
1966*Daylight meteor seen from Utah to Canada. Only known case of a meteor entering the Earth's atmosphere & leaving it again.Ref: 5
1967 Violent encounters between Red Guards and workers in CantonRef: 62
1969*(Chicago 7) (day unspecified) Bobby Seale is arrested in connection with Connecticut charges of murder.Ref: 87
1970*(Manson) Judge Older grants Linda Kasabian immunity from prosecution for the Tate-LaBianca murders in return for agreeing to appear as the prosecution's star witness at the Manson trial.Ref: 87
1970*McSorley's bar in NY admits first female; anti-sex discrimination in public places becomes law.Ref: 10
1973*First BART train travels thru transbay tube to Montgomery St Station.Ref: 5
1977*Postal employee David Berkowitz was arrested in Yonkers, N.Y., accused of being New York City's "Son of Sam," the gunman responsible for six slayings and seven woundings.Ref: 5
1977*U.S. & Panama agree to transfer canal in year 2000Ref: 62
1980*Allen, the most powerful hurricane in Caribbean hits Brownsville, TX.Ref: 5
1981*Coca-Cola Bottling Co agrees to pump $34 million into black business.Ref: 5
1981*The Richard Nixon Museum in San Clemente closes.Ref: 5
1987*The Dow Jones industrial average closed above the 2600 mark, after a gain of 43.84 points. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones industrials were at 2635.84.Ref: 4
1988*UN estimates Asia's population hit 3 billionRef: 5
1988*President Reagan signed a measure providing $20,000 payments to Japanese-Americans interned during World War II.Ref: 70
1990*A jury finds Marion Barry, former mayor of Washington, D.C., guilty of possession of crack-cocaine. 
1991 The Revolutionary Justice Organization, one of the groups holding hostages in Lebanon, announced it would release an American within 72 hours (the next day, Edward Tracy was freed).Ref: 6
1993*Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second female Supreme Court justice.Ref: 70
1994*President Clinton claimed presidential immunity in asking a federal judge to dismiss, at least for the time being, a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by Paula Corbin Jones, a former Arkansas state employee.Ref: 70
1995*Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were indicted (11 counts each) for bombing the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in OK City. The April 19, 1995 blast killed 168 people . The first three counts of the indictment were for conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction to kill people and destroy federal property. The eight remaining counts were for killing federal law enforcement agents.Ref: 4
1995*Norma McCorvey, "Jane Roe" of the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, announced she had joined the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue.Ref: 70
1996*Bob Dole completed the Republican ticket by announcing former Housing Secretary Jack Kemp as his running mate.Ref: 6
1996*Cascading power outages hit parts of nine western states.Ref: 6
1998*Secretary of State Madeleine Albright announces a $2 million reward for information leading to the conviction of terrorists who bombed U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing 224 people, including 12 Americans. 
2000*Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez met with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, defying the United States by being the first head of state to visit Iraq since the Gulf War.Ref: 6
2000*The CA State Legislature approved a bill to make March 31, the birthday of the late labor leader Cesar Chavez (he died in 1993), a holiday for state workers. Gov. Gray Davis signed the bill into law on August 18.Ref: 4
1519*Magellan's 5 ship set sail to circumnavigate the Earth.Ref: 5
1675*Construction begins on the astronomical observatory at Greenwich England by order of Charles II.Ref: 62
1865*The billiard ball was patented by John Wesley Hyatt. Mr. Hyatt won $10,000 in a contest. He was the first person to come up with a substitute for the ivory ball (in use at the time).Ref: 4
1866 Transatlantic cable laid Former Pres Buchanan communicates over it to Queen Victoria.Ref: 5
1869*O.B. Brown of Malden, MA patents the motion-picture projector.Ref: 4
1885*Leo Daft opens the nation’s first commercial electric streetcar railway in Baltimore, MD.Ref: 5
1889*The skeleton of a thirty-six foot long and fifteen-foot high mammoth is found in St. James, Nebraska. 
1893*Prototype of the first diesel compression ignition engine tested by Dr. Rudolf Diesel in Augsburg.Ref: 10
1960*Discoverer 13 launched into orbit; returned first object from space.Ref: 5
1965*Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 82 km.Ref: 5
1966*Lunar Orbiter 1 - USA Lunar Orbiter orbited the moon, photographed the far side, and then impacted on command.Ref: 40
1987*Flight Readiness Firing of Discovery's main engines is successful.Ref: 5
1990*US's Magellan spacecraft lands on VenusRef: 5
2001*The space shuttle Discovery delivers a new crew to the International Space station. (XDG, p 4A, 8/10/2002)Ref: 83
955 Otto organizes his nobles and defeats the invading Magyars at the Battle of Lechfeld in Germany.Ref: 2
1557*French troops are defeated by Emmanuel Philibert's Spanish army at St. Quentin, France.Ref: 2
1557*French troops are defeated by Emmanuel Philibert's Spanish army at St. Quentin, France.Ref: 2
1582 Russia ends its 25-year war with Poland.Ref: 2
1680 In N Mex, Pop‚ leads rebellion of Pueblo Indians against Spaniads.Ref: 5
1758 Battle of Minden in Germany.Ref: 92
1812*General William Hull is fooled into surrendering Detroit to an inferior British force. Simon Kenton Jr is among those surrendering.Ref: 60
1861*Battle of Wilson's Creek, Missouri.Ref: 5
1864*Confederate Commander John Bell Hood sends his cavalry north of Atlanta to cut off Union General William Sherman's supply lines. Union General William Sherman considered Judson Kilpatrick, his cavalry chief, 'a hell of a damn fool.'Ref: 2
1913 The Treaty of Bucharest ends the Second Balkan War.Ref: 5
1918*1st US Army organized under Pershing. 
1939*A trial black-out is ordered for London, England, in preparations for war. 
1941*Great Britain and the Soviet Union promise aid to Turkey if it is attacked by the Axis Powers.Ref: 2
1944*During World War Two, American forces overcame remaining Japanese resistance on Guam.Ref: 70
1945*Japan announces willingness to surrender to Allies provided the status of Emperor Hirohito remained unchangedRef: 5
1945*Japanese civilian and military leaders are still unable to agree on accepting the Potsdam Decree's surrender terms. Emperor Hirohito instead breaks the tradition of imperial non-intervention in government and orders that surrender be accepted, provided that the Emperor be allowed to retain his position.Ref: 91
1950*President Harry S. Truman calls the National Guard to active duty to fight in the Korean War.Ref: 2
2003*One soldier is killed, two wounded in Ba'qubah when a suspicious package explodes. (Time, p 33, 9/01/2003) 
1743*Earliest recorded prize fighting rules formulated.Ref: 5
1888*NY Giant pitcher Tim Keefe sets a 19 game win streak record.Ref: 5
1889*At the Seventh Street Park in Indpls, Mickey Welch becomes the first pinch hitter in major league history. Although the Giant right-handed pitcher strikes out in his historic plate appearance, New York prevails beating the Hoosiers, 9-6.Ref: 1
1900*First Davis Cup Tennis Tournament (Mass) US beats England.Ref: 5
1901*White Sox Frank Isbell of the Chicago White Sox strands eleven runners on the base paths to set an AL record.Ref: 1
1907*Prince Borghese of Italy wins the 8000 mile, 62-day, Peking-to-Paris auto race. Driving like a madman across Asia and Europe, the prince encountered brush fire, got stuck in a swamp, and was pulled over by a policeman in Belgium. The policeman refused to believe that the prince was racing, rather than merely speeding.Ref: 5
1929*Grover Cleveland Alexander of the St. Louis Cardinals gets his final major-league baseball win as he defeated Philadelphia 19-16.Ref: 4
1944*Braves' hurler Charles 'Red' Barrett throws only 58 pitches in beating the Reds, 2-0.Ref: 1
1954*Sir Gordon Richards retires as a jockey with record 4,870 wins.Ref: 5
1957*Mickey Mantle blasts a 460-foot homer to become the first player to clear the center-field hedge at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore as the Yankees beat the Orioles, 6-3.Ref: 1
1965 Karen Muir of Kimberley, South Africa, age 12 (and 328 days), set a women’s world record this day. Young Karen did the 110-yard backstroke in 1:08.7 at Blackpool, England. If you’re wondering, since 1969, world records have been recognized using metric distances only.Ref: 4
1969*For the second time this season, Twins' Cesar Tovar breaks up a no-hit bid by an Oriole pitcher by singling in the ninth inning; this time the victim is Mike Cuellar.Ref: 1
1971*Harmon Killebrew becomes the tenth player to join the 500 HR club as he hits #500 and #501 off Mike Cuellar of the Orioles.Ref: 1
1973*For the first time in his golfing career, Arnold Palmer failed to make the cut for the final two rounds of the PGA Golf Championship. This one was in Cleveland, OH.Ref: 4
1974*Jorge Lebron, the youngest professional player ever, makes his debut for the Phillies farm club Auburn. The fourteen-year old shortstop plays three games before returning to Puerto Rico to finish junior high school.Ref: 1
1977*Phillies & Expos play a doubleheader that ends at 3:23 AM.Ref: 5
1980*Jack Nicklaus wins PGA Championship for 5th time.Ref: 5
1981*Pete Rose of the Philadelphia Phillies connected for career hit number 3,631, becoming the National League leader for hits, breaking the record set by Stan ‘The Man’ Musial. Rose had been one hit away from that record before a 50-day players’ strike kept the mark at bay. At the time, Rose was third on the all-time hit list -- behind Ty Cobb and Hank Aaron.Ref: 4
1984*Mary Decker’s chances for a medal in the 3,000-meter run at the Summer Olympics fell to the ground in Los Angeles. Zola Budd, representing great Britain, collided with Decker. The U.S. runner, and the favorite to win, fell, sprawling off the track.Ref: 4
1985*Uno Lindstron of Sweden, juggles a soccer ball 13.11 miles.Ref: 5
1986*Billy Martin’s uniform number 1 was retired by the New York Yankees. He was the 13th Yankee great to receive the honor.Ref: 4
1989*After 15 months of recovery from cancer surgery to his arm, Dave Dravecky pitches one-hit baseball blanking the Reds for seven innings to get the victory as the Giant bullpen holds on for 4-3 win at Candlestick Park.Ref: 1
1990*Baseball's Pete Rose reports to federal prison in Marion IL to serve a five-month term for filing false tax returns. (XDG, p 12, 1/06/2004)Ref: 83
1995*The first forfeit in the majors in sixteen years occurs when the fans for the third time during the night throw souvenier baseballs given as a promotion onto the Dodger Stadium field; at the time, Los Angeles was trailing the Cards, 2-1 with one out in the bottom of the ninth.Ref: 1
1997*(through the 13th) Coors Field (home of the Colorado Rockies) hosts the fifth annual RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner-cities) World Series. Teams representing the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico compete in both boys and girls divisions.Ref: 86
1998*Joining Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth, Albert Belle becomes only the fourth player to drive in 100 runs and hit 30 homers for seven consecutive seasons.Ref: 1
2000*Hudson Valley righthander Doug Waechter throws the first 9-inning no-hitter in the history of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays organization. Waechter beats Pittsfield (Mets) at Hudson Valley.Ref: 86
2000*Winning for the first time in 16 starts, David Cone ends the worst slump of his career as the Yankees beat the A's, 12-6. Newly acquired Jose Canseco hits a three-run homer into the upper deck to help Cone stop the skid.Ref: 1
2001*In Kotna, Poland, Khovrio of Moscow becomes the first Russian team to qualify for the Little League World Series. The team, which is also the first to be made of all native Europeans, defeats the Tbilisi YMCA of Georgia, 12-2.Ref: 1
2002*Sammy Sosa hits three home runs in consecutive at bats in the third, fourth and fifth innings tying a Cubs' record with nine RBIs established by Heinie Zimmerman in 1911. With his sixth career three-homer game performance, the Chicago right fielder also ties the major league record set by Johnny Mize and he also becomes only the fifth player in big league history to homer in three straight innings.Ref: 1
1948*Allen Funt's "Candid Camera" TV debut on ABC.Ref: 5
1948*ABC enters network TV at 7 PM (WJZ, NY).Ref: 5
1954*Elvis Presley made one of his first professional appearances, at Overton Park, in his hometown of Memphis, TN. He used the occasion to debut his new record, That’s All Right (Mama), and was a big crowd pleaser.Ref: 4
1975*David Frost purchases exclusive rights to interview Nixon.Ref: 5
1979*Wings release "Getting Closer" & "Baby's Request".Ref: 5
1985*Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (every Beatle songs) for $47 millionRef: 5
1985*Madonna’s album Like a Virgin became the first solo album by a female artist to be certified for sales of five million copies.Ref: 4
1987*A Chorus Line celebrated its 5,000th performance. It was estimated that 25 million theatre goers had seen the musical since it opened in 1975. An estimated 16.7 million people had seen the show on Broadway, with another 8.3 million taking in the touring production. A Chorus Line became the longest-running show on The Great White Way on September 29, 1983 and ended its Broadway run in 1990.Ref: 4
2002*Lisa Marie Presley and Nicholas Cage are married at 6:30PM at Hawaii's Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows. (USA Today, p. 2D, 8/13/2002)Ref: 13
1716*Eugenius Bulgaris, Greek Orthodox theologian and scholar, is born.Ref: 70
1753*Edmund Jennings Randolph, governor of Virginia and first U.S. attorney general, is born.Ref: 2
1810*Camillo di Cavour, helped bring about the unification of Italy under the House of Saxony, is born.Ref: 2
1821*Jay Cooke, American financier, is born.Ref: 70
1823*Charles Keene, English artist and illustrator for Punch magazine, is born.Ref: 70
1841*Birth of Mary A. Lathbury, American Sunday School leader and poet. Daughter of a Methodist preacher, two of Lathbury's poems later became popular hymns: "Break Thou the Bread of Life" and "Day is Dying in the West".Ref: 5
1843*(US Supreme Court Justice) Joseph McKenna, American Supreme Court justice (1898-1925) is born.Ref: 70
1855*Birth of Frederick J. Foakes-Jackson, Anglican theologian. His numerous publications centered around church history. His best-remembered work is "The Beginnings of Christianity, Part I: The Acts of the Apostles" (5 volumes, 1919-33).Ref: 5
1865*Ellen Kelly, mother of Australian bushranger and folk hero Edward "Ned" Kelly, gives birth to her 7th child, a daughter named Grace. Ref 
1865*Alexander Glazunov St Petersburg Russia, composer (Chopiniana), is born.Ref: 5
1869*Lawrence Binyon Vienna Austria, writer (Symbolic Wounds), is born.Ref: 5
1874*James (Tod) Sloan jockey, created monkey crouch riding style, is born.Ref: 5
1874*Herbert Hoover ®, 31st US President (1929-1933), is born in West Branch IA. Hoover is the first U.S. President born west of the Mississippi River; first to have a telephone at his desk, is born. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1889*Irene Steer England, 4 X 100m relay swimmers (Olympic-gold-1912), is born.Ref: 5
1891*Jacques Lipchitz, Russian-born French sculptor, is born.Ref: 70
1893*Douglas Stuart Moore Cutchogue NY, composer (Good Night Harvard), is born.Ref: 5
1893*Viscount Dunrossil Scotland, Gov Gen of Australia (1959-61), is born.Ref: 5
1894*Dorothy Jacobs Bellanca, Latvian-born American labor leader, is born.Ref: 70
1899*Jack (John Joseph) Haley actor: The Wizard of Oz, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Alexander’s Ragtime Band; is born.Ref: 4
1900*Arthur Porritt NZ, 100m sprinter (Olympic-bronze-1924), is born.Ref: 5
1900*Norma Shearer Canada, actress (Divorcee, Idiot's Delight), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Eugene Dennis, American Communist Party leader and labor organizer, is born.Ref: 70
1907*Mae Clarke (Violet Mary Klotz) actress: The Public Enemy, Flying Tigers, Frankenstein; is born.Ref: 4
1909*Leo Fender, inventor of the first mass-produced electric guitar, is born.Ref: 2
1909*George W. Crockett, first African-American lawyer with the US Department of Labor, is born.Ref: 2
1909*Mohammed V King of Morocco (1953, 1955-61), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Angus Campbell US, psychologist (Elections & Political Order), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Richard Reeves NYC, actor (Murph-Date With an Angel), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Steve Nagy ABC & PBA Hall of Famer: bowler of the year [1952, 1955]; first bowler to roll a perfect 300 game on TV (1854); PBA’s Steve Nagy Sportsmanship Award named for him; is born.Ref: 4
1913*Noah Beery Jr NYC, actor (Rockford Files, Quest, Doc Elliot), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Jeff Corey NYC, actor (Getting Straight, Superman & Mole Men), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Red Holzman NBA coach (NY Knickerbockers), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Rhonda Fleming Hollywood CA, actress (Spellbound), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Martha Hyer actress (Day of the Wolves, Night of the Grizzly), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Junior Samples comedian: Hee Haw; is born.Ref: 4
1928*Jimmy Dean (Seth Ward) TX, actor/singer (Jimmy Dean Show, Diamonds are Forever), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Eddie Fisher, Phila Pa, singer (Oh My Papa, Lady of Spain), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Rocky Colavito Bronx, baseball player (Hit 4 HRs in a game), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Bill Nieder shot putter, (Olympic-gold-1960), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Kate O'Mara Leicaster England, actress (Caress Morell-Dynasty), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Singer Bobby Hatfield (The Righteous Brothers) is born in Beaver Dam WI.Ref: 68
1941*Anita Lonsbrough England, 200m backstroke swimmer (Oly-gold-1960), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Betsy Johnson fashion designer (1971 Winnie Award), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Ronnie Spector [Veronica Bennett], NYC, singer (Be My Baby), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Rock singer-musician Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) is born.Ref: 68
1947*George Buehler football: Oakland Raiders guard: Super Bowl XI, is born.Ref: 4
1947 -Ronnie Spector, is born.Ref: 10
1948*Pal Gerevich Hungary, fencer (Olympic-bronze-1972, 80), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Patti Austin singer (The Real Me), is born in New York City. (TWA, 1998)Ref: 95
1949*Ralph Simpson basketball: Michigan State, Chicago BullsRef: 4
1952*Ashley Putnam NYC, soprano (NY City Opera 1978), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Rosanna Arquette NYC, actress (Desperately Seeking Susan), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Mark Price bass/vocals (All About Eve, Tin Huey-Contents Dislodged), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Actor Antonio Banderas (José Antonio Domínguez Banderas) is born. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1961*Beatrice Alda daughter of Alan Alda, actress (Lisa-Four Seasons), is born.Ref: 5
1961*John Farriss rocker (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Dan Donovan rocker (Bad)Ref: 5
1965*Claudia Christian actress: Babylon 5, Dallas, The Calendar Girl Murders, is born.Ref: 4
1967 Riddick Bowe boxing champion: world heavyweight [1992], is born.Ref: 4
1967*Lorraine Pearson singer: group: Five Star, is born.Ref: 4
1968*Michael Bivins singer: groups: New Edition, Bell Biv DeVoe, is born.Ref: 4
1969*X-rated film actress Misty Rain is born.Ref: 4
1972*Angie Harmon actress: Law & Order, Baywatch Nights, Lawn Dogs, Batman BeyondRef: 4
1754 King Ferdinand VI Spain dies.Ref: 10
1856*Hurricane washes away 2-300 revelers at Last Island, Louisiana.Ref: 5
1867*Ira Frederick Aldridge US Negro tragedian, dies (birth date unkn).Ref: 5
1868*Adah Isaacs Menken, American actress and poet, dies at age 33.Ref: 70
1887*Excursion train crashes killing 101. (Chatsworth, IL).Ref: 5
1893*Chinese deported from SF under Exclusion Act.Ref: 5
1896*Otto Lilienthal dies in a Berlin hospital from a broken spine and other injuries suffered in a glider crash the previous day.Ref: 68
1904*Rene Waldeck-Rousseau, French premier, dies at age 57,Ref: 70
1910*Joe Gans, American boxer, dies at age 35.Ref: 70
1919*Ukranian National Army massacres 25 Jews in Podolia UkraneRef: 5
1920*James O'Neill, Irish-born American actor, dies at age 70.Ref: 70
1932*The original Rin Tin Tin dies.Ref: 62
1945*Robert (Hutchings) Goddard ‘father of the Space Age’: launched a liquid-fuel powered rocket as early as 1926, dies at age 62.Ref: 68
1962*Ted Husing sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), dies at 60.Ref: 5
1963*Estes Kefauver (D-Sen-Tn), dies at 60.Ref: 5
1966*Chuck (Charles Walter) Dressen baseball: Cincinnati Reds, NY Giants; manager: Cincinnati Reds, Brooklyn Dodgers, Washington Senators, Milwaukee Braves, Detroit Tigers; coach: Brooklyn Dodgers, N.Y. Yankees, LA Dodgers; pro football player: Decatur Staleys, Racine Legion; dies.Ref: 4
1969*(Manson) In the early morning hours, Family members stab to death Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. The words "Death to Pigs" and "Healter [sic] Skelter" are found printed on a wall and a refrigerator door.Ref: 87
1974*Ilona Massey actress/singer (Ilona Massey Show), dies at 64.Ref: 5
1974*Pedro Regas actor (Pat Paulsen's « Comedy Hour), dies at 92.Ref: 5
1975*Tiny (DeWayne) Lund, auto racer: Daytona 500 winner [1963], dies.Ref: 4
1975*Marjorie Main (Mary Tomlinson) actress: Ma of Ma and Pa Kettle, The Egg and I, The Harvey Girls, Friendly Persuasion; dies.Ref: 4
1976*Ray "Crash" Corrigan cowboy (Crash Corrigan's Ranch), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1977*Vince Barnett actor (Star is Born, Human Jungle), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1979*Dick Foran actor (OK Crackerby), dies at 69.Ref: 5
1984*Ilona Massey, Hungarian movie actress and singer, dies at age 64.Ref: 70
1985*Kenny Backer comedian, dies of a heart attack at 72.Ref: 5
1985*72 Kenny Baker 9/30/1912 8/10/1985 American movie and radio singer and actorRef: 70
1987*Clara Peller actress (Where's the Beef), dies at 86.Ref: 5
1988*Arias Arnulfo 3 time president of Panama, dies at 86Ref: 5
1988*Adela Rogers St Johns, American journalist, novelist and screenwriter, dies at age 94.Ref: 70
1990*Cookie (Harry Arthur) Lavagetto baseball: Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Dodgers [all-star: 1938-1941/World Series: 1941, 1947: pinch hit game-4-winning double off right field wall]; dies.Ref: 4
1991*Nine Buddhists were found slain at their temple outside Phoenix, Arizona. (Two teen-agers were later arrested; one pleaded guilty to murder, the other was convicted of murder.)Ref: 6
1991*NFL sportscaster Paul Maquire suffers a heart attack at 53Ref: 5

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