Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
August 26th

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1629*Cambridge Agreement pledged. Massachusetts Bay Co. stockholders agree to emigrate to New England.Ref: 5
1789*The Constituent Assembly in Versailles, France, approves the final version of the Declaration of Human Rights.Ref: 2
1839*The Amistad is captured off Long Island by the USS Washington and escorted New London, Connecticut. Two months earlier, the Africans aboard the slave ship had seized control of the vessel in a bloody mutiny.Ref: 3
1842*Britain and China sign a peace treaty.Ref: 62
1842*The U.S. Congress established the fiscal year, which begins on July 1st.Ref: 4
1846*W. A. Bartlett appointed 1st US mayor of Yerba Buena (San Francisco).Ref: 5
1847*Liberia is proclaimed an independent republic.Ref: 70
1873*The first public school kindergarten in the U.S. was authorized by the school board of St. Louis, MO.Ref: 4
1878*Third Avenue El opens for rail traffic in New York; to remain in service for 80 years.Ref: 10
1901*The New Testament of the ASV (American Standard Version) Bible was first published. This U.S. edition of the 1881 English Revised Version (ERV) comprised the first major American Bible translation since the King James Version of 1611.Ref: 5
1914*Viviani becomes premier of France.Ref: 38
1919*United Mine Worker organizer Fannie Sellins was gunned down by company guards in Brackenridge, Pennsylvania.Ref: 59
1920*The 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was certified by Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby. The amendment prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex -- in the voting booth. In other words, it gave women in the United States the right to vote. In 1973, Congresswoman Bella Abzug presented a bill to Congress designating this day as Women’s Equality Day. The President issued a proclamation and in 1974 it became Public Law #93-382.Ref: 4
1932*In a move to offer some relief from the Great Depression, the controller of currency announces a temporary halt on foreclosures of first mortgages. 
1937*Pumping to build Treasure Island in SF Bay is finished.Ref: 5
1940*The last LaSalle, manufactured by Cadillac, is built. 
1941*The Hungarian Army rounds up 18,000 Jews at Kamenets-Podolsk.Ref: 35
1942*(through the 28th) 7,000 Jews arrested in unoccupied France.Ref: 35
1957*The Soviet Union announced it had successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile.Ref: 70
1957*The Ford Motor Company rolled out the first Edsel automobile. 110,847 of the cars were built before Ford pulled the plug due to lack of sales.Ref: 4
1964*President Lyndon B. Johnson was nominated for a term of office in his own right at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, N.J.Ref: 70
1968*"Police Riots" incited by Chicago Mayor Richard Daley underscore the Democratic National Convention. 
1968*(Chicago 7) Abbie Hoffman calls Deputy Mayor Stahl to protest decision to forcibly drive people out of park. Hayden is arrested in the afternoon for the squad car incident. Hoffman and Jerry Rubin allegedly urge demonstrators to hold Lincoln Park. Rennie Davis urges demonstrators "Don't let the pigs take the hill (high ground near a statue in the park)."About 3,000 demonstrators gathered in park for chanting, singing songs, and talking are attacked by police with clubs and tear gas after 11 p.m. curfew.Ref: 87
1970*Jimi Hendrix opened his recording studio in New York City. Because of its state-of-the-art 36-track recording capability, it attracted many top rock groups.Ref: 4
1970*National women's strike in U.S.Ref: 10
1973*The University of Texas at Arlington is the 1st accredited school to offer belly dancing.Ref: 5
1975 An international plan is instituted that stops Venice from sinking further into the sea. 
1978*Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice was elected the 264th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church following the death of Paul the Sixth. The new pontiff took the name Pope John Paul the First.Ref: 70
1985*The Yugo, manufactured in Yugoslavia, was first introduced to the U.S. market on this day. 
1985*13-year old AIDS patient Ryan White began "attending" classes at Western Middle School in Kokomo, IN via a telephone hookup at his home. School officials barred Ryan from attending classes in person. (XDG, p 4A, 8/26/2000)Ref: 83
1987*The Fuller Brush Company announced plans to open two retail stores in Dallas, TX. This was a first for the company that had sold its products door to door for 81 years.Ref: 4
1991*Fifty-five Americans who had been evacuated from the US Embassy in Kuwait left Baghdad by car, headed for the Turkish border.Ref: 6
1992*Hurricane Andrew hits the Louisiana coast two days after devastating southern Florida. (USA Today, p 3A, 8/23/2002)Ref: 13
1992*A no-fly zone was imposed on southern Iraq. Operation Southern Watch was orchestrated by the United States, France and Britain. The campaign supported U.N. Security Council resolutions containing Iraq, protecting Kuwait, and keeping pressure on Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi regime.Ref: 4
1994*Financier Robert Vesco, is jailed on a thirteen-year sentence for "economic crimes against the state." 
1996*In his weekly radio address, President Clinton explained his decision to impose a two-year moratorium on mining claims on 4500 acres of federal land near the northeast corner of Yellowstone National Park, saying the land was "more priceless than gold."Ref: 6
1998*Attorney General Janet Reno reopened the investigation of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., focusing on two allegations of a conspiracy beyond James Earl Ray.Ref: 70
2000*Attorney General Janet Reno pledged that a new investigation of the 1993 Waco, TX, siege would "get to the bottom" of how the FBI used potentially flammable tear gas grenades against her wishes and then took six years to admit it.Ref: 6
2002*Vice President Dick Cheney, speaking at a Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Tennessee, warned the United States could face "devastating consequences" from any delay in acting to remove Saddam Hussein as president of Iraq. (XDG, p 4A, 8/26/2003)Ref: 83
2003*(Columbia Shuttle) The Columbia Accident Investigation Board releases a 248-page report on the accident. It says NASA's "management practices" are as much to blame for the accident as the foam". (USA Today, p 3A, 2/02/2004)Ref: 13
1791*John Fitch is granted a US patent for his working steamboatRef: 5
1884*Linotype machine patented by Ottmar Mergenthaler of Baltimore.Ref: 10
1952*The fluoridation of San Francisco water begins.Ref: 5
1974*Soyuz 15 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 3.Ref: 5
1978*Soyuz 31 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 East German) to Salyut 6.Ref: 5
1981*Space Shuttle vehicle moves to Launch Complex 39A for STS-2 mission.Ref: 5
1982*NASA launches Telesat-F.Ref: 5
-55 -BC- Roman forces under Julius Caesar invade Britain.Ref: 5
1017 The Turks defeat the Byzantine army under Emperor Romanus IV at Manikert, Eastern Turkey.Ref: 2
1346*English longbows defeat French in Battle of Crecy.Ref: 5
1429*Joan of Arc makes a triumphant entry into Paris.Ref: 2
1776*Continental Congress passes first pension act for soldiers incapacitated by wartime injuries.Ref: 10
1781*French admiral the Comte de Grasse arrives in the Chesapeake. 
1812*Battle of Borodino (Russia and Napolean).Ref: 89
1813*Napoleon's last major victory in Germany at Battle of Dresden.Ref: 10
1862*Confederate General Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson encircles the Union Army under General John Pope at the Second Battle of Bull Run.Ref: 2
1914*The 5-day Battle of Tannenberg begins. The German army, led by Erich Ludendorff and Paul von Hindenburg, achieves its greatest victory of the war on the Eastern front against Russia.Ref: 5
1939*In Canada, the Irish Regiment of Canada is called to active duty. 
1940*No. 1 Fighter Squadron, RCAF, first engages German planes in battle, shooting down three bombers and damaging four others, losing just one plane and pilot. 
1941*In Canada, a Privy Council order calls for the establishment of an experimental offensive chemical warfare station in Suffield, Alberta, and for the Chemical Warfare Laboratories in Ottawa to work on defence. 
1943*The United States recognizes the French Committee of National Liberation.Ref: 2
1903*The Phillies walk 17 Dodgers in a game.Ref: 5
1916*Philadelphia A's Joe Bush no-hits the Indians, 5-0.Ref: 1
1916*Yanks turn triple-play beating Browns 10-6.Ref: 5
1934*Tiger Schoolboy Rowe wins his 16th consecutive game. The Waco, Texas native singles home the winning run in the ninth in a 4-2 victory over the Senators.Ref: 1
1938*Montreal Maroons dropped from the NHL.Ref: 5
1939*Red Barber announces the first televised baseball games -- on New York’s experimental station W2XBS. The Brooklyn Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds play a doubleheader at Ebbets Field. The Reds win the first 5-2, and the Dodgers win the second, 6-1. (XDG, p 4A, 8/26/2002)Ref: 83
1947*Don Bankhead became the first black pitcher in major-league baseball. The Brooklyn Dodger hurler helped his own cause by slamming a home run in his first appearance at the plate but doesn't do well as a relief pitcher giving up ten hits and six runs in a 16-3 loss to the Pirates.Ref: 12
1950*Bobby Riggs signed ‘Gorgeous Gussie’ (Gertrude) Moran to his pro tennis troupe for a mininum salary of $75,000 a year.Ref: 4
1955*First color telecast (NBC) of a tennis match (Davis Cup).Ref: 5
1961*Hitting his 51st home run against the Kansas City A's, Roger Maris has the most homers in major league history at this point in the season.Ref: 1
1961*The official International Hockey Hall of Fame opened in Toronto.Ref: 70
1962*Minnesota Twins' Jack Kralick, throws the Twins second no-hitter, and first shutout no-hitter.Ref: 86
1966*After seeing caricature of himself on the scoreboard an angry Leo Duroucher calls the Astrodome's press box to have it remove. When nothing is done, the enraged Cub manager rips the phone out of the dugout wall and tosses it onto the infield.Ref: 1
1971*NY Giant football team announces its leaving the Bronx for NJ in 1975.Ref: 5
1971*Orioles' Don Buford struck out 5 times in a game.Ref: 5
1972*The Summer Olympics open in Munich, West Germany.Ref: 5
1972*NY Cosmos beat St Louis Stars, 2-1 to win the NASL championship.Ref: 5
1973*10-year-old Mary Boitano is 1st woman to win 6.8-mile Dipsea Race in Marin County, CA, beating a field of 1,500 runnersRef: 5
1973*David Eisenhower wrote his final sports column for the Philadelphia Bulletin newspaper. The article was about the Philadelphia Phillies.Ref: 4
1975*Orioles' Don Buford strikes out 5 times in a game. 
1975*NY Giant football team announces its leaving the Bronx for NJ in 1975. 
1980*At Milwaukee's County Stadium, George Brett strokes four singles and a double in 5 at-bats as the Royals edge the Brewers, 7-6. The Kansas City third baseman's 5-for-5 performance raises his league-leading batting average to .407.Ref: 1
1981*Steve Ovett recaptured the mile-run record which had been taken from him just a week earlier by Sebastian Coe. Ovett’s new world record time was 3:48.40.Ref: 4
1982*Rickey Henderson tied Lou Brock’s 1974 record of 118 stolen bases in a season as the Milwaukee Brewers downed the Kansas City Royals, 10-3.Ref: 4
1984*Tatyana Kazankina of USSR sets 3k woman record (8:22.62) in Lennigrad.Ref: 5
1984*Zdena Silvaha (Cz) throws discus 74.55 m (women's world record).Ref: 2
1984*John Henry, a nine-year-old gelding, came from behind to win the $600,000 Arlington Million race in suburban Chicago, IL. The lifetime earnings of the famous horse reached $5,482,797.Ref: 4
1985*Baltimore Oriole Eddie Murray knocks in 9 RBIs in a game vs Calif Angels.Ref: 5
1986*Coming off the Oriole bench, Vic Roznovsky and Boog Powell hit consecutive pinch-hit homers tying the game in the ninth in an eventual 12-inning, 3-2 victory over the Red Sox. It's only the third time in major league history there have been back-to-back pinch-hit home runs.Ref: 1
1987*Paul Molitor's 39-game hit streak comes to an end waiting in the on-deck circle as he watches pinch hitter Rick Manning single home the winning run in a 1-0 ten inning victory over the Indians.Ref: 1
1989*The Trumbull (Connecticut) All-stars become the first American team to win the Little League World Series since 1983.Ref: 1
1991*At Royals Stadium, Bret Saberhagen fires a no-hitter beating the White Sox, 7-0.Ref: 1
1996*Pro Player, the sports apparel brand of Fruit of the Loom, sponsors the renaming of Joe Robbie Stadium (home of the Florida Marlins) to Pro Player Stadium.Ref: 86
1998*At Coors Field, manager Phil Garner earns his 500th victory at the Brewers helm making him the only skipper in team history to reach that milestone.Ref: 1
1999*Achieving the mark in his 29th start, Diamondback southpaw Randy Johnson reaches the 300-strikeout milestone in record time. The 'Big Unit' whiffs nine in seven innings in a 12-2 victory over the Marlins.Ref: 1
2001*Joining Babe Ruth (1920 -21 and 1927-28) and Mark McGwire (1996-99), Sammy Sosa (1997-2001) becomes the third player in baseball history to hit 50 homers in a season four times.Ref: 1
2001*In the 18th inning, second string catcher Bill Haselman beats out a bases-loaded potential inning-ending double play grounder allowing Chad Curtis to score the winning run in the Rangers 8-7 victory over the Red Sox. The 6-hour and 35-minute contest is the longest game ever played in Ranger history.Ref: 1
2002*With a solo shot in fourth inning in 10-3 victory over the Rangers, Yankee infielder Alfonso Soriano sets a team record for home runs by a second baseman. The previous mark of 30 was established in 1940 by Joe Gordon.Ref: 1
2002*The first video streaming coverage of a major league baseball game takes place on the internet. Approximately 30,000 fans visit to see the Yankees defeat the Rangers, 10-3.Ref: 1
1498 The master artist, Michelangelo, 23, was commissioned to make the Pieta. Originally intended as a monument for his tomb, Michelangelo’s Florentine Pieta has interested historians for centuries because the four-figure sculpture does not feature the perfect proportions that are the hallmark of Michelangelo’s work.Ref: 4
1907 Houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 secondsRef: 5
1918 Frank Bacon stars as "Lightnin" lit up the Gaiety Theatre in New York City. The play became the first to run for more than 1,000 performances.Ref: 4
1939*The radio program Arch Oboler’s Plays presented the NBC Symphony, for the first time, as the musical backdrop for the drama, This Lonely Heart.Ref: 4
1956*Swedish Christian statesman Dag Hammarskjald recorded in his devotional journal (Markings): 'Bless your uneasiness as a sign that there is still life in you.'.Ref: 5
1676*Sir Robert Walpole, Whig statesman and British Prime Minister, is born.Ref: 68
1728*Johann Heinrich Lambert, Swiss mathematician, scientist and philosopher, is born.Ref: 70
1740*Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, French inventor; helped build first hot-air balloon, is born.Ref: 70
1743*Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry who defined the role of oxygen and named it, is born.Ref: 2
1819*Prince Albert, husband to Queen Victoria, is born.Ref: 15
1820*James Harlan (Rep-Iowa)/US Seretary of Interior (1865-66), is born.Ref: 5
1850*Charles Richet French physiologist (anaphylaxis-Nobel 1913), is born.Ref: 5
1873*Inventor of the electron tube and more, Lee DeForest is born in Council Bluffs, Iowa.Ref: 73
1873*Lee De Forest, Council Bluffs, inventor (Audion vacuum (radio) tube), is born.Ref: 68
1875*John Buchan, Lord Tweedsmuir, writer and governor general of Canada, famous for his book The Thirty-Nine Steps, is born.Ref: 2
1880*Guillaume Apollinaire France, poet/movie critic (Alcoola), is born.Ref: 5
1884*Earl Biggers author ("Charlie Chan" detective series), is born.Ref: 5
1885*Jules Romains, French novelist, dramatist and poet, is bornRef: 70
1886*Jerome Hunsaker, American aeronautical engineer, is born.Ref: 70
1894*Sparky (Earl John) Adams baseball: Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, SL Cardinals [World Series: 1930, 1931], Cincinnati Reds; is born.Ref: 4
1895 Earl Long is born.Ref: 10
1898*Peggy Guggenheim, American art collector and patron, is born.Ref: 70
1901*Gen Maxwell D Taylor, former US Army chief of staff, is born.Ref: 70
1904*81 Christopher Isherwood 8/26/1904 1/4/1986 English-born novelist and playwrightRef: 70
1906*Albert Sabin, polio researcher and inventor of the Sabin oral polio vaccine, is born.Ref: 70
1906*Christopher Isherwood, English novelist and playwright, author of Goodbye to Berlin, the inspiration for the play I am a Camera and the musical and film Cabaret, is born.Ref: 2
1909*Frank Gasparro Phila Pa, US chief engraver (1965-81), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Lester Lanin orchestra leader (40 Beatle Hits), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Julio Cortezar Argentina, writer (We Love Glenda So Much), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Jim Davis Edgerton Mo, actor (Jack Ewing-Dallas), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Jan Clayton Tularosa NM, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie), is born.Ref: 5
1917*William French Smith Attorney General (1981-85), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Ronny Graham Phila Pa, actor (Bob Crane Show, Chico & the Man), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Charlie Parker, jazz guitarist, was bornRef: 62
1921*Former "Washington Post" Executive Editor Benjamin C. Bradlee is born. (TWA, 1988)Ref: 95
1921*William Preston Columbia Penn (Penn State), actor, is born.Ref: 5
1922*Irving R. Levine broadcast journalist; author: Main Street U.S.S.R., Travel Guide to Russia, The New Worker in Soviet Russia, Main Street Italy, is born.Ref: 4
1924*Alex (Alexander Raymond) Kellner baseball: pitcher: Philadelphia Athletics [all-star: 1949], KC Athletics, Cincinnati Redlegs, St. Louis Cardinals; is born.Ref: 4
1927*Francois Leydet sierra club (Last Redwoods), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Sam Massell, is born.Ref: 5
1932*Joe H Engle Abilene Ks, Brig Gen USAF/astro (STS T-2, T-4, 2, 51I), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Tommy Heinsohn Basketball Hall of Famer: Boston Celtics: Rookie of the Year [1956-57], NBA Coach of the Year [1973], is born.Ref: 4
1935*Geraldine Ferraro, 1st woman to be nominated for vice president of the U.S. by a major political party (the Democratics in 1984), is born. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1935*James Hylton auto racer: NASCAR Rookie of the Year: 1966Ref: 4
1936*Mike Farmer basketball: St. Louis Hawks, is born.Ref: 4
1937*Don Bowman comedian, entertainer: Still Fighting Mental Health, Poor Old Ugly Gladys Jones, Giddyup Do-nut, Chit Atkins Make Me a Star, is born.Ref: 4
1937*Tom Heinsohn NBA star/coach (Boston Celtic), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Francine York Aurora Minn, actress (Slattery's People), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Bill White hockey: NHL: LA Kings, Chicago Blackhawks, is born.Ref: 4
1942*John E Blaha San Antonio, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 29, 33, STS 43), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Vic Dana Buffalo, singer/dancer (Talent Scouts), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Ulf Sundelin Sweden, yachtsmen (Olympic-gold-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1944 Prince Richard is born.Ref: 10
1946*Swede Savage auto racer who was killed in a crash during the 1973 Indpls 500, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Candy Moore Maplewood NJ, actress (Lunch Wagon, Tomboy & Champ), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Jet Black rocker (Stranglers-Dreamtime), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Valerie Simpson Bronx, singer, Ashford's partner (Like a Rock), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Bob Cowsill singer: group: The Cowsills: The Rain, the Park and Other Things, is born.Ref: 4
1952*Michael Jeter Emmy Award-winning actor: Evening Shade [1992]; Hot House, The Boys Next Door, Waterworld, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Gypsy, The Fisher King, Miller’s Crossing, The Green Mile, is born.Ref: 4
1952*John Kinsella USA, swimmer (Olympic-gold-1972), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Steve Wright Britain's wacky DJ, is born.Ref: 5
1957*John O’Neill musician: guitar: groups: That Petrol Emotion: Keen, V2; The Undertones: Teenage Kicks, Jimmy, Jimmy, Here Comes Summer, My Perfect Cousin, Julie Ocean, Forever Paradise, It’s Going to Happen, is born.Ref: 4
1957*Alex (Alejandro Castro) Trevino catcher (LA Dodgers), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Jet Black (Brian Duffy) musician: drums: group: The Stranglers: Grip, Peaches, No More Heroes, Walk on By, Golden Brown, Skin Deep, Nice in Nice, is born.Ref: 4
1960*Branford Marsalis musician: saxophone: bandleader: The Tonight Show; toured with Sting, is born.Ref: 4
1960*Branford Marsalis actor (Bring on the Night), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Ola Ray St Louis Mo, playmate (Jun, 1980) (Thriller), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Chris Burke, actor with down syndrome (Life Goes On), is born.Ref: 5
1980*Actor Macaulay Culkin is born in New York, NY. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1278 King Ottocar of Bohemia dies.Ref: 10
1723*Anton van Leeuwenhoek, the Dutch inventor of the microscope, microbiologist, dies at age 90.Ref: 70
1744*William Byrd, American planter, satirist, and diarist, dies at age 70.Ref: 70
1826*Royall Tyler, American lawyer, teacher and dramatist, dies at age 69.Ref: 70
1832*Death of Adam Clarke, 70, English Methodist clergyman. Clarke's name endures primarily for the 8-volume commentary on the Bible which he produced between 1810-26, and still in print today!.Ref: 5
1850 Louis-Philippe Citizen King of France dies.Ref: 10
1874*16 blacks lynched in Tennessee.Ref: 5
1883*(and 27th) With a force of 1,300 megatons, the world’s largest explosion, heard three thousand miles away, happened on the Indonesian island of Krakatoa, west of Java. The volcanic island exploded, spewing five cubic miles of earth into the air -- fifty miles high. It was heard 3000 miles away, created tidal waves up to 120 feet high, killed 36,000 people and caused oceanic and atmospheric changes over a period of many years.Ref: 72
1890*Jane Currie Hoge, American welfare worker & fundraiser for the Union, dies at age 79.Ref: 70
1908*Tony Pastor, American vaudeville entertainer, dies at age 71.Ref: 70
1910*William James, the American psychologist and exponent of pragmatism, dies.Ref: 70
1930*Lon (Leonidas F.) Chaney actor: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Bushwackers, The Phantom of the Opera, The Unholy Three, He Who Gets Slapped, Oliver Twist, West of Zanzibar, The Horror of it All; dies at age 47.Ref: 5
1931*Frank Harris, Irish-bn. American journalist, dies at age 75.Ref: 70
1937*Industrialist, founder of the Mellon Bank, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury [1921-1932], U.S. ambassador to Great Britain, [1932-1933] Andrew William Mellon dies.Ref: 4
1945*Franz Werfel, German Expressionist poet, playwright and novelist, dies at age 54. (also TWA, 1946)Ref: 70
1948*Maud Ballington Booth, English-born American cofounder of Volunteers of America, dies at age 82.Ref: 70
1950*Ransom Eli Olds, American inventor and automobile manufacturer, dies at age 86.Ref: 70
1958*Ralph Vaughan Williams, actor/composer, dies at age 85. (TWA, 1959)Ref: 95
1961*Gail Russell actress: Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour, Angel and the Badman, The Great Dan Patch, The Lawless, The Silent Call; dies.Ref: 70
1963*Larry Keating actor (George Burns Show, Roger-Mr Ed), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1966*Art Baker TV host (You Asked For It), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1972*Sir Francis Chichester, English adventurer; sailed solo around the world, dies at age 70.Ref: 70
1974*Charles Lindbergh the first man to fly solo, nonstop across the Atlantic died at his home in Hawaii at the age of 72.Ref: 70
1975*Haile Selassie I, the emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974, dies.Ref: 70
1976*Lotte Lehmann, German opera singer, dies at age 88.Ref: 70
1976*Warner Anderson actor (Doctor, Lineup, Peyton Place), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1977*HA Rey author of popular constellation book, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1978*Charles Boyer actor (The Rogues), commits suicide at age 78.Ref: 5
1980*Fred 'Tex' Avery, master cartoon director, died in the parking lot of Hanna/Barbera Studios.Ref: 73
1981*Roger Nash Baldwin founder of the ACLU, dies.Ref: 5
1983*Mike Kellin actor (Honestly Celeste), dies at 61 of cancer.Ref: 5
1984*Julie Stevens actress (Lorelei-Big Town), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1985*Samantha Smith, the schoolgirl whose letter to Yuri V. Andropov resulted in her famous peace tour of the Soviet Union, died with her father in a plane crash in Maine. (TWA, 1986)Ref: 95
1986*Ted Knight (Tadeus Wladyslaw Konopka) Emmy Award-winning Actor: The Mary Tyler Moore Show [1972-73, 1975-76]; Too Close for Comfort, The Ted Knight Show; Caddyshack, Countdown, Psycho; dies at age 62.Ref: 4
1986*Jennifer Levin strangled by Robert Chambers in Central Park.Ref: 5
1989*Irving Stone (Tennenbaum) novelist: Lust for Life, Love is Eternal, The Agony and the Ecstasy; dies at age 86.Ref: 70
1991*The bodies of two slain college students were found in their off-campus apartment in Gainesville, Florida; three more bodies were discovered in the days that followed, setting off a wave of panic.Ref: 5
1995*Evelyn Wood, American educator, dies at age 86.Ref: 70
1998*Penny (Millicent Maxine) Edwards actress: Heart of the Rockies, North of the Great Divide, Trail of Robin Hood; dies.Ref: 4

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