Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
August 15th

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1237 City of Berlin founded.Ref: 10
1347*(approximately) The Black Plague arrives in Cyprus. 
1519 Panama City founded.Ref: 5
1534*The Society of Jesus (Jesuits) was founded by Ignatius of Loyola, 43. Created to foster reform within Catholicism, and to undertake education and missionary work, this colorful religious order was formally approved by Pope Paul III in 1540.Ref: 5
1535 Asuncion, Paraguay founded.Ref: 5
1548*Mary Queen of Scots is married to the Dauphin. She was 6 years old.Ref: 62
1549*The first Christian missionaries to reach Japan landed at Kagoshima (on the coast of Kyushu, southernmost of the four main islands of Japan). They were a band of Spanish Jesuits, led by pioneer Catholic missionary Francis Xavier, 43.Ref: 5
1635*A hurricane hits Plymouth Plantation.Ref: 62
1733*(Zenger) (day speculative) New York Governor Cosby removes from the New York Supreme Court Chief Justice Lewis Morris who, alone among the three justices of the Court, voted against him in the Van Dam case. He replaces Morris with a loyal supporter, James Delancey.Ref: 87
1748*United Lutheran Church of US organized.Ref: 5
1790*Father John Carroll, 55, was consecrated by Pius VI as the first Roman Catholic bishop (later, in 1811, the first archbishop) of the United States.Ref: 5
1803*(date approximate) Reverend Robert Armstrong, a traveler, suggests the name "Xenia" (Greek for "hospitality") as the name for the county seat of Greene County OH. Out of consideration for Owen Davis, one of the earliest settlers in the county and the first miller in the area, his wife Laticia cast the deciding vote. .Ref: 55
1807*The jury selection in the trial of Aaron Burr is completed.Ref: 87
1832*Gregory XVI encyclical On liberalism & religious indifferentism.Ref: 5
1843 Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen open for business with special guest Hans Christian Andersen.Ref: 10
1843*National black convention meets (Buffalo NY).Ref: 5
1858*Regular mail to the Pacific coast begins.Ref: 5
1862*(Dakota Conflict) (day unspecified) Annuity payments are late and rumors circulate that payments, if they will be made at all, will not be in the customary gold because of the ongoing Civil War. Dakota plan to demand that future annuity payments be made directly to them, rather than through traders. Traders, learning of plan, refuse to sell provisions on credit, despite widespread hunger and starvation on the reservation.Ref: 87
1867*2nd Reform Bill extends suffrage in England.Ref: 5
1868*The Xenia Daily Gazette is first published, as "Xenia Gazette". (XDG, p 6A, 11/05/2003)Ref: 83
1870*Transcontinental Railway actually completed.Ref: 5
1871*At age 16, Australian bushranger and folk hero Edward "Ned" Kelly got three years for being in the possession of a stolen horse. Ref 
1872*The first ballot voting in England is conducted.Ref: 2
1877 Thomas Edison wrote the president of the Telegraph Company in Pittsburgh, PA. The letter stated that the word, “hello” would be a more appropriate greeting than “ahoy,” as suggested by Alexander Graham Bell when answering the telephone. And so it is that we pick up the phone anywhere in the world and say: “Allo. Alo. Bueno. Pronto. Hallo. Aloha. Mo simosi. Hello.”Ref: 4
1893*US no longer allowed exclusive rights in Bering Sea.Ref: 5
1896*The "Emporia Gazette" published the editorial, “What’s the matter with Kansas?”Ref: 4
1901*Arch Rock, danger to Bay shipping, blasted with 30 tons of nitrogelatinRef: 5
1906*First freight delivery tunnel system begins, underneath Chicago.Ref: 5
1911*Procter & Gamble Company of Cincinnati, OH introduces Crisco hydrogenated shortening.Ref: 4
1914 Panama Canal officially opened; first passage from Atlantic to Pacific Oceans made by SS Ancon.Ref: 10
1914*The first ship passes through the Panama Canal. (TWA, 1958)Ref: 95
1918*Diplomatic relations are cut off between US and USSRRef: 5
1931*Roy Wilkins joined NAACP as asst secretary.Ref: 5
1941*(date given as Aug-Sep) Fermi and his team at Columbia begin assembling a sub-critical experimental pile containing 30 tons of graphite and 8 tons of uranium oxide. It gives a projected k value 0f 0.83, indicating purer materials are needed.Ref: 91
1942*(date given as mid-Aug) Fermi's group demonstrates an experimental pile with a projected k value of close to 1.04. Achieving a chain reaction is now certain.Ref: 91
1943*Because of his special talent to use food scraps in both unusual and appetizing recipes, the War Department awarded Sgt. Edward Dzuba the Legion of Merit.Ref: 4
1947*India and Pakistan became independent after some 200 years of British rule. (Go to article.)Ref: 70
1948*Republic of Korea (South Korea) proclaimed (National Day).Ref: 5
1953*(Chairman, Joint Chiefs) Admiral Arthur W Radford, USN, becomes chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1957*(Chairman, Joint Chiefs) General Nathan F Twining, USAF, becomes chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1960*Congo (Brazzaville) gains independence from France (Natl Day).Ref: 5
1962*Shady Grove Baptist Church burned in Leesburg Georgia.Ref: 5
1964*Race riot in Dixmoor (Chicago suburb) Ill.Ref: 5
1971*President Richard Nixon announced a 90-day freeze on wages, prices and rents.Ref: 70
1971*Bahrain gains independence from Britain.Ref: 5
1974*South Korean President Park Chung-hee escaped an assassination attempt in which his wife was killed.Ref: 5
1975*Joanne Little acquitted of murder charges.Ref: 5
1977*Pam Vanhoose and Yolanda Robinson, both members of the Central State University Fire Department, make history (of sorts) by becoming the first professional fire-fighting women to participate in dousing a blaze in Xenia Ohio. (XDG, 8/16/1977)Ref: 83
1978*House of Reps approves (233-169), 39-month extension for ERA.Ref: 5
1979*Andrew Young resigns as UN ambassador.Ref: 5
1983*Six-month-old Lisa Harap of Queens Village, NY became the youngest identifiable living person to appear on a cover of TIME magazine. 
1986*Pres Reagan decides to support a replacement for the Challenger.Ref: 5
1987*U.S. Postal Service officials reveal a stamp dye was altered by the engraver to contain a small Star of David. 
1988*The Great Basin National Park in Nevada is dedicated. 
1988*At 4PM LILCO (Long Island Lighting Company) consumers used a record 3,813 megawatts.Ref: 5
1988*NYC begins $70 million program to rebuild 900 Bronx apartments.Ref: 5
1994*Llich Ramirez Sanchez, the terrorist known as "Carlos the Jackal" was captured in Sudan, taken to Paris and jailed. He was sentenced to life imprisonment for three murders and held responsible for numerous terrorist attacks.Ref: 4
1995*The Justice Department agrees to pay $3.1 million to white separatist Randy Weaver and his family to settle their claims over the killing of Weaver's wife and sone during a 1992 siege by federal agnets at Ruby Ridge, ID. (XDG, p 4A, 8/15/2000)Ref: 83
1995*(OJ Simpson) Controversy over possible conflict of interest concerning Judge Ito. Marchia Clark asks Ito to recuse himself from Simpson trial.Ref: 87
1997*The Justice Department decided not to prosecute senior FBI officials in connection with an alleged cover-up that followed the deadly 1992 Ruby Ridge siege in Idaho.Ref: 70
2000*Director Freeh revised the FBI disciplinary system to create a single system for all FBI employees, including those in the Senior Executive Service.Ref: 14
2000*A group of 100 people from North Korea arrived in South Korea for temporary reunions with relatives they had not seen for half a century; a group of 100 South Koreans visited the North.Ref: 70
1840*M. Waldo Hanchett of Syracuse, NY patents the dental chair.Ref: 4
1848*M. Waldo Hanchett of Syracuse, NY patents the dental chair. 
1929*The Graf Zeppelin set the world distance record for non-stop flight of 6980 miles from Germany to TokyoRef: 62
1957*David Simons reaches 30,942 m in Man High 2 balloon.Ref: 5
1957*USAF Capt Joe B Jordan reaches 31,513 m in F-104 jet fighter.Ref: 5
1958*Pan American World Airways takes delivery of the country's first commercial airliner, a 707-120. 
1960*UFO is sighted by 3 California patrolmen.Ref: 5
2001*Astronomers announced the discovery of the first solar system outside our own two planets orbiting a star in the Big Dipper.Ref: 70
2003*Takara, a Japanese toy company, will begin its US marketing of "Bow-Lingual", a $120 device that claims to translate a dog's barks into English. (WSJ, p D1, 7/23/2001)Ref: 33
1096*The armies of the First Crusade set out from Europe to deliver Jerusalem from the occupying forces of Islamic Turks. Championed by Peter the Hermit in 1093, Pope Urban II had sanctioned the crusade at the Council of Clermont in 1095.Ref: 5
1261 Constantinople falls to Michael VIII of Nicea and his army.Ref: 2
1385 John of Portugal defeats John of Castile at the Battle of Aljubarrota.Ref: 2
1598*Hugh O'Neill, the Earl of Tyrone, leads an Irish force to victory over the British at Battle of Yellow Ford.Ref: 2
1760 Frederick II defeats the Austrians at the Battle of Liegnitz.Ref: 2
1863*Submarine "HL Hunley" arrives in Charleston on railroad cars.Ref: 5
1864*The Confederate raider Tallahassee captures six Federal ships off New England.Ref: 2
1917*Canadian troops capture Hill 70, dominating Lens.Ref: 38
1942*The United States 101st Airborne Division is officially activated, at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana. 
1942*The Japanese submarine I-25 departs Japan with a floatplane in its hold which will be assembled upon arriving off the West Coast of the United States, and used to bomb U.S. forests.Ref: 2
1943*Attack on Kiska (in the Aleutian Islands) to begin. 21 dead and 121 sick and wounded.Ref: 82
1944*Hitler forbids Army Group B from breaking out of the Falaise pocket. 
1944*As part of Operation Anvil, American and British gliders take off from Italian airbases, and land in the Argens River Valley, behind German lines. 
1944*Operation Dragoon begins (the Allied invasion of Southern France).Ref: 36
1945*Emperor Hirohito announces the Japanese surrender on national radio, urging the Japanese people to "endure the unendurable." 
1945*Riots break out in San Francisco celebrating end of World War II.Ref: 62
1945*Gasoline and fuel oil rationing ends in the United States.Ref: 2
1945*South Korea liberated from Japanese rule.Ref: 5
1950*Two U.S. divisions are badly mauled by the North Korean Army at the Battle of the Bowling Alley in South Korea, which rages on for five more days.Ref: 2
2003*An explosion near a pipeline by Ba'iji shuts down a recently reopened northern export-oil pipeline to Turkey. A day later, it is bombed again. (Time, p 33, 9/01/2003) 
1886*Guy Hecker scores 7 runs in 1 game.Ref: 5
1899*Louisville's Henry Dowling struck out 5 times in a game.Ref: 5
1905*Phila A's Rube Waddell no-hits St Louis Browns, 2-0 in 5 innings.Ref: 5
1909*The first auto races are held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Wilfrid "Billy" Bourque and his riding mechanic Harry Holcomb, lose their lives in a 25-mile Prest-O-Lite race in a crash on the north end of the main straightaway in the first fatalities at the IMS.Ref: 48
1912*Yankee Guy Zinn sets record by stealing home twice in a game.Ref: 5
1914*Philadelphia A's Rube Waddell pitches a five-inning no-hit game blanking the Browns, 2-0.Ref: 1
1914*With four sacrifices in one game, Dodger Jake Daubert sets a National League record.Ref: 1
1916*At Fenway Park, Red Sox hurler Babe Ruth defeats Walter Johnson and the Senators in 13 innings, 1-0.Ref: 1
1926*The famous Three Men on Third play occurs in Boston’s Fenway Park. Babe Herman came to bat in the bottom of the seventh inning. One man was out and the bases were loaded. Chick Fewster was on first base, Dazzy Vance on second and Hank DeBarry on third. Herman hit the ball off the right-field wall. DeBarry crossed the plate, Vance stopped at third and Fewster ran past second base on his way to third. Herman ran PAST Fewster on HIS way to third. Herman was declared out and Fewster was tagged out. Herman had hit into a double play. DeBarry’s score, however, was allowed -- and the Brooklyn Dodgers won, 2-1.Ref: 4
1931 Ernest Lassy completes longest canoe journey without port (6,102 mi).Ref: 5
1941*In spite of leading 6-3, the Senators forfeited the game to the Red Sox because the league ruled the home ground crew deliberately refused to cover the field when it started to rain.Ref: 1
1954*Bob Toski captured the richest prize in golf -- The Tam O’Shanter world pro golf title. Toski earned a cash prize of $50,000 and a $50,000 exhibition contract.Ref: 4
1955*Brave hurler Warren Spahn hits a home run off Cardinal Mel Wright giving the crafty lefty at least one round tripper in every National League stadium.Ref: 1
1957*Richie Ashburn is the 1st batter to hit the same fan twice in the same at-bat with foul balls. 
1960*Chic Bears beat NY Giants 16-7 in Toronto (NFL expo).Ref: 5
1960*Mil Brave Lew Burdette no-hits Phila Phillies, 1-0.Ref: 5
1962*Met pinch hitters tie a major league record by hitting two home runs (Choo Choo Coleman in the sixth and Jim Hickman in the eighth) in the same game. The Amazin' Mets still manage to lose to the Phillies.Ref: 1
1964*Phillies triple-play NY Mets.Ref: 5
1964*Ralph Boston of the US, sets then long jump record at 27' 3½".Ref: 5
1970*On this day, Mrs. Pat Palinkas became the first woman to ‘play’ in a pro football game. She held the ball for the Orlando (Florida) Panthers.Ref: 5
1970*Reds' Pete Rose, the defending National League batting champ, goes 0-for-7 including striking out five consecutive times as the Phillies defeat Cincinnati, 5-4.Ref: 1
1975*Earl Weaver is ejected twice by umpire Ron Luciano. The fiery Baltimore manager is thrown out in the first game of a doubleheader and is tossed again before the start of the second game.Ref: 1
1981 Robin Leamy of US swims record 7.98 kph for 50 m.Ref: 5
1984*Pete Rose returned to become player and manager of the Cincinnati Reds after being away from his hometown for six years. Rose had been in Philadelphia and Montreal.Ref: 4
1984*New York City turned out to honor the Team USA Olympic medalists. An estimated two million people lined the streets during the 10-block-long ticker-tape parade.Ref: 4
1987*US beats Cuba in the Pan-Am baseball.Ref: 5
1989*In his second start after coming back from cancer surgery, Giant Dave Dravecky suffers a broken arm beating Expos, 3-2. The Youngstown, Ohio native collapses to the ground and clutched his left arm in severe pain after throwing a wild pitch to Tim Raines.Ref: 1
1990*Phillie Terry Mulholland faces just twenty-seven hitters no-hitting the Giants 6-0 as a double play erases only batter to reach base due to third baseman Charlie Hayes' throwing error. It is the record eighth no-hitter of the season surpassing the previous record of seven set in 1908 and tied in 1917.Ref: 1
1990*A dramatic game-winning grand slam by Mark McGwire gives the Oakland A's a ten-inning victory over the Red Sox, 6-2. 'Big Mac' becomes the first player to hit thirty home runs in each of his first four seasons.Ref: 1
1997*The Los Angeles Dodgers retired player, scout, coach, manager, executive Tommy Lasorda’s uniform #2 in a pre-game ceremony at Dodger Stadium.Ref: 4
1999*Chuck Finley, Anaheim Angels, strikes out 4 batters in the 1st inning. (Sporting News Complete Baseball Record Book, 2002, ISBN 0-89204-668-0) 
2000*Club owner Ted Turner and two-time National League MVP Dale Murphy are inducted into the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame joining Hank Aaron, Eddie Mathews, Phil Niekro and Warren Spahn.Ref: 1
2001*San Diego Padre Trevor Hoffman works a perfect 9th to preserve a 2-1 win vs. New York to become the 14th pitcher in history to log 300 career saves.Ref: 86
1918*First full length cartoon (The Sinking of the Lusitania).Ref: 5
1926 Rudolf Valentino collapses in New York. He dies 8 days later from peritonitis.Ref: 4
1939*The MGM musical "The Wizard of Oz" premiered at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.Ref: 70
1941*"Au Revoir, Pleasant Dreams" was recorded by Ben Bernie and his orchestra.Ref: 4
1948*CBS-TV inaugurated the first nightly news broadcast, with anchorman Douglas Edwards reporting the day’s eventsRef: 4
1965*Beatle's Shea Stadium concert.Ref: 5
1966 Radio Free Asia (South Korea) begins radio transmission.Ref: 5
1967*England's Marine Offense Bill making pirate radio stations a crime goes into effect, pirate station Radio 355 closes down.Ref: 5
1969*The Woodstock Music and Art Fair starts its three-day run at Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm in Bethel NY with 500,000 in attendence.Ref: 70
1969*Three Dog Night (Danny Hutton, Cory Wells and Chuck Negron) were awarded a gold record for the album Three Dog Night.Ref: 4
1980*"I Me Mine", an autobiography by former Beatle George Harrison, went on sale.Ref: 4
1981*Lionel Richie and Diana Ross hit number one on the pop music charts with their beautiful duet, Endless Love.Ref: 4
1991*750,000 attend Paul Simon's free concert in Central Park.Ref: 5
1992*Colombo '92 closes in Genoa ItalyRef: 5
1195 St. Antony of Padua is born.Ref: 10
1250 Matteo Visconti, Italian head of the Milanese Visconti dynasty, is born.Ref: 70
1432*Luigi Pulci Italy, poet (Morgante), is born.Ref: 5
1613*Birth of Jeremy Taylor, Anglican clergyman and devotional writer. Two of his works became classic expressions of Anglican spirituality: "The Rule and Exercise of Holy Living" (1650) and "The Rule and Exercise of Holy Dying" (1651).Ref: 5
1688*Frederick-William I king of Prussia (1713-1740), is born.Ref: 5
1769*Napoleon Bonaparte is born on the island of Corsica.Ref: 68
1771*Sir Walter Scott, Scottish novelist, poet, historian and biographer, is born.Ref: 70
1785*Thomas De Quincey Eng, writer (Confessions of English Opium Eater), is born.Ref: 5
1803*Sir James Douglas father of British Columbia, is born.Ref: 5
1845*Walter Crane England, painter/illustrator (Beauty & Beast), is born.Ref: 5
1856*J Keir Hardie first Labour representative in British Parliament, is born.Ref: 5
1859*Baseball owner, player Charles Comiskey is born.Ref: 68
1860*Florence Kling DeWolfe Harding first lady, is born.Ref: 5
1875*Samuel Coleridge-Taylor London, composer (Hiawatha's Wedding Feast), is born.Ref: 5
1877*Thomas Edward Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), soldier, archaeologist, adventurer, and author, is born in WalesRef: 62
1879*Ethel Barrymore (Ethel Mae Blythe) (Academy Award-winning actress: None But the Lonely Heart [1944]; The Farmer’s Daughter, Pinky) is born in Philadelphia, PA.Ref: 68
1885*Edna Ferber (Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist: So Big [1925]; Show Boat, Cimarron, Saratoga Trunk, Ice Palace, Giant, Dawn O’Hara; playwright [w/George Kaufman]: The Royal Family, Dinner at Eight, Stage Door, The Land is Bright, Bravo) is born.Ref: 4
1887*80 Edna Ferber 8/15/1887 4/16/1968 American novelist and short-story writerRef: 70
1888*T.E. Lawrence, the British soldier who gained fame as "Lawrence of Arabia," is born in Tremadoc, Wales.Ref: 68
1890*Jacques Ibert Paris France, composer (Escales), is born.Ref: 5
1892*Louis-Victor due de Broglie, France, physicist (Nobel 1929), is born.Ref: 5
1893*Harlow H Curtice pres of General Motors (1953-8), is born.Ref: 5
1898*Lillian Carter Pres Carter's mom, is born.Ref: 5
1901*Arias Arnulfo 3 time president of Panama (1940-41, 49-51, 68), is born.Ref: 5
1904*Bil Baird (puppeteer: Bil Baird Puppets: Life with Snarky Parker) is born.Ref: 4
1909*Hugo Winterhalter (orchestra leader: Canadian Sunset, Rhapsody in Blue) is born.Ref: 4
1912*Julia Child (McWilliams) (Culinary Institute of America’s Hall of Famer: chef, author: The French Chef; TV host: Dinner with Julia), is born in Pasadena CA.Ref: 4
1912*Dame Wendy Hiller (Academy Award-winning actress: Separate Tables [1958]; A Man for All Seasons, Making Love, Murder on the Orient Express, Pygmalion, The Elephant Man, Toys in the Attic, David Copperfield) is born.Ref: 4
1915*Signe Hasso actress (Double Life), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Jack Lynch, Irish politician; prime minister of Ireland (1966-73, 1977-9), is born.Ref: 70
1920*Huntz Hall actor (Cyclone, Gas Pump Girls, The Rating Game), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Lukas Foss (Fuchs) Berlin Germany, composer (Prairie), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Rose Marie NYC, actress (Sally Rogers-Dick Van Dyke Show), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Robert Bolt, English screenwriter and playwright best known for A Man for all Seasons, is born.Ref: 2
1924*Phyllis Schlafly, St Louis, right-winger/Eagle Forum president, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Oscar Peterson (jazz pianist: jazz trios, solos, played with all jazz greats, composer; biography: Oscar Peterson: The Will to Swing), is born.Ref: 4
1925*Bill Pinkney (musician: bass: group: The Drifters: Money Honey, Such a Night, Lucille, Honey Love, Bip Bam, What’cha Gonna Do, White Christmas), is born.Ref: 4
1925*Mike Connors (Krekor Ohanian), Fresno Calif, actor (Joe Mannix-Mannix, Night Kill), is born. (also TWA, 1998)Ref: 5
1926*Georgiann Johnson Decorah Iowa, actress (Marge-Mr Peepers), is born.Ref: 5
1927*John Cranko, South African-born dancer and director of the Stuttgart Ballet, is born.Ref: 70
1930 Tom Mboya is born.Ref: 10
1931*Janice Rule (actress: American Flyers, L.A. Bad, Invitation to a Gunfighter, The Life You Save), is born in Norwood OH.Ref: 4
1933*Bobby Helms (singer: My Special Angel, Jingle Bell Rock, Fraulein), is born.Ref: 4
1933*Lori Nelson Santa Fe NM, actress (Greta-How to Marry a Millionaire), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Abby Dalton Las Vegas NV, actress (Joey Bishop Show), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Jim Dale Broadway entertainer (Barnum, My One & Only), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Vernon Eulion Jordan Jr, civil rights activist, is born.Ref: 5
1938*(US Supreme Court Justice) Justice of the Supreme Court, Stephen Breyer is born. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1938*Maxine Waters, congresswoman from California, second African-American woman to be elected to congress, is born.Ref: 2
1941*Don Rich, Olympia Wash, guitarist/country singer (Hee Haw, one of Buck Owens’ Buckaroos), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Peter York (musician: drums: group: Spencer Davis Group: Gimme Some Lovin’, Keep on Runnin’, Somebody Help Me), is born.Ref: 4
1943*Barbara Bouchet Reichenberg Czech, actress (Casino Royale), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Linda Ellerbee Bryan Texas, newscaster (NBC News Overnight), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Duffy (Don Robert) Dyer (baseball: NY Mets [World Series: 1969], Pittsburgh Pirates, Montreal Expos, Detroit Tigers), is born.Ref: 4
1945*Jill Haworth (actress: Exodus, In Harm’s Way, Tower of Evil)Ref: 4
1945*Gene Upshaw NFL guard (Oakland), NFLPA leader, is born.Ref: 5
1946*Jimmy Webb, Elk City Okla, songwriter (MacArthur Park, Up Up & Away), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Kathryn Jean Whitmire Houston Texas, (4 time Mayor-Houston), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Gerald Velez congas (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter Jr Macon Ga, USN/astro (STS 33), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Ann Ryerson Wisc, actress (Pvt Carol Winter-Pvt Benjamin), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Princess Anne (Mountbatten) (British royalty: daughter of Philip Mountbatten [Duke of Edinburgh] and Alexandra Mary Windsor [Queen Elizabeth II], sister of Princes Charles, Andrew and Edward), is born.Ref: 4
1950*Tess Harper actress (Amityville 3D, Tender Mercies), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Larry Mathews Burbank Calif, actor (Ritchie-Dick Van Dyke Show), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Zeljko Ivanek Yugoslavia, actor (Mass Appeal), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Maureen "Peanut" Louie Harper SF, tennis player (Denver-1985), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Tommy Aldridge, heavy metal rocker (Ozzy-Diary of a Mad Man), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Matt Johnson rocker (The The-Infected Soul Mining), is born.Ref: 5
1964*MCA (Adam Yauch) rocker (The Beastie Boys-You Gotta Fight), is born.Ref: 5
1967*F DeLorme Roche Jr. Roanoke, Virginia. Bartender extrodinaire (Guru of life, love & Libation)Ref: 5
1968*Debra Messing (actress: Will & Grace, N.Y.P.D. Blue, Ned and Stacey), is born.Ref: 4
1972*Ben Affleck (actor: Pearl Harbor, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Glory Daze, Good Will Hunting, Armageddon, Forces of Nature, Reindeer Games), is born.Ref: 4
1974 Longest team (6) trampoline bouncing marathon (1,248 hours (52 days)).Ref: 5
1038 Saint Stephen I dies.Ref: 10
1057*Macbeth, the King of Scotland, was slain by the son of King Duncan.Ref: 70
1274*Robert de Sorbon, French theologian, dies at age 72.Ref: 70
1464*Pope Pius II dies.Ref: 69
1935*Humorist Will (William Penn Adair) Rogers and aviator Wiley Post are killed when their airplane crashes near Point Barrow, Alaska. (XDG, p 4A, 8/15/2000)Ref: 83
1935*Paul Signac, French painter, dies at age 71.Ref: 70
1936*Sir Henry Alfred Lytton, English Gilbert and Sullivan star, dies at age 71.Ref: 70
1947 -Carol Moseley-Braun dies.Ref: 10
1950*An 8.6 earthquake hits the India-China border, killing 1000.Ref: 85
1951*Artur Schnabel, Austrian pianist and teacher, dies at age 69.Ref: 70
1952*9" of rain fall creates a 20' wave in Lynmouth, England killing 34.Ref: 5
1953*Ludwig Prandtl, German physicist, "father of aerodynamics", dies at age 78.Ref: 70
1960 Timothy Hutton dies.Ref: 10
1967*Rene Magritte, Belgian painter, dies at age 68.Ref: 70
1972*Oscar Levant dies.Ref: 10
1973*Black September kills 3 wounds 55 Athens.Ref: 5
1975 Sheikh Mujibur Rahiman of Bangladesh killed in a military coup.Ref: 5
1982*Axel Theorell, Swedish biochemist; awarded Nobel Prize (1955), dies at age 79.Ref: 70
1983*Anthony Costello actor, dies at 42.Ref: 5
1990*Lew Dewitt singer: group: The Statler Brothers: Flowers on the Wall, Bed of Roses; dies.Ref: 4
1991*Marietta Tree (UN Comm of Human Rights), dies at 74Ref: 5
1995*TV journalist and Timex pitchman John Cameron Swayze dies in Sarasota FL at the age of 89. (XDG, p 4A, 8/15/2000)Ref: 83
1998*A car bomb in Omagh, Northern Ireland, killed 29 people and injured 370. It was the single deadliest act of violence in 30 years of sectarian violence in Northern Ireland.Ref: 70

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