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

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1664*After days of negotiation, the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam surrenders to the British, who will rename it New York.Ref: 2
1666*The Fire of London is extinguished after two days.Ref: 2
1692*At Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Colonial clergyman Increase Mather, 53, received the first Doctor of Sacred Theology (STD) degree to be awarded in America.Ref: 5
1698 Russia's Peter the Great imposes a tax on beards.Ref: 70
1774*The First Continental Congress convenes in Philadelphia. They adopts an association based on Virginia's, but extended the dates slightly. They will meet until October 26th. (XDG, p 4A, 9//5/2000)Ref: 83
1792*Maximilien Robespierre is elected to the National Convention in France.Ref: 2
1793*The Reign of Terror began during the French Revolution as the National Convention instituted harsh measures to repress counterrevolutionary activities.Ref: 70
1810*The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions was formally organized by the Congregational churches of New England at Farmington, Connecticut.Ref: 5
1816*Louis XVIII of France dissolves the chamber of deputies, which has been challenging his authority.Ref: 2
1831*James McLaughlin of Scotland becomes the first naturalization recorded in Greene County OH.Ref: 56
1836*Sam Houston elected president of the Republic of Texas.Ref: 5
1854*Christ Episcopal Church members held their first service. Originally called Church of the Advent, the name was changed in 1870 to Christ Church. The congregation first occupies a former Methodist Protestant Church on the site of the present church, which was erected in 1907. (XDG, p 2B, 9/30/2003)Ref: 83
1862*Brigadier General Dan Sickles commands the division. Ref 
1867*The first shipment of cattle leaves Abilene, Kansas, on a Union Pacific train headed to Chicago.Ref: 2
1870*Three Roman Catholic universities were founded in the United States on this exact same date: St. John's in New York City, Loyola in Chicago, and Canisius in Buffalo, New York.Ref: 5
1877*Southern blacks led by Pap Singleton settle in Kansas.Ref: 5
1878*Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp, Bill Tilghman and Clay Allison, four of the West's most famous gunmen, meet in Dodge City, Kansas.Ref: 2
1882*The first Labor Day holiday parade was held in New York City. It was sponsored by the Central Labor Union. Some 10,000 workers -- all men -- participated in the parade.Ref: 4
1885*Jake Gumper of Ft. Wayne, IN buys the first gasoline pump produced in the United States.Ref: 4
1888*American baseball player-turned-evangelist Billy Sunday, 26, married Helen Thompson, 20. In later years she became affectionately known as "Ma Sunday," and became his evangelistic campaign advisor. She survived Billy (d.1935) by 22 years.Ref: 5
1900*France proclaims a protectorate over Chad.Ref: 5
1917*Federal agents raided the IWW (International Waterfront Workers) headquarters in 48 cities.Ref: 59
1925*112ø F (44ø C), Centerville, Alabama (state record).Ref: 5
1950*Baptist Bible College was founded in Springfield, MO, under auspices of the Baptist Bible Fellowship. With an enrollment of over 2,000, it is today one of the largest Bible colleges in America.Ref: 5
1953*First privately operated atomic reactor-Raleigh NC.Ref: 5
1958*Martin Luther King is arrested in an Alabama protest for loitering and fined $14 for refusing to obey police.Ref: 2
1960*Leopold Sedar Sengingor, poet and politician, is elected president of Senegal, Africa.Ref: 2
1961*Kennedy orders resumption of underground nuclear testsRef: 62
1961*John F. Kennedy signs first anti-hijack legislation.Ref: 10
1970*Estimated 15 cm (6") of rainfall, Bug Point, Utah (state record).Ref: 5
1972*Chemical spill with fog sickens hundreds in Meuse Valley Belgium.Ref: 5
1975*President Ford escapes an assassination attempt by Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a disciple of Charles Manson, in Sacramento, CA. (XDG, p 4A, 9//5/2000)Ref: 83
1978*Sadat, Begin & Carter began peace conference at Camp David, Md.Ref: 5
1980*Switzerland’s St. Gotthard Auto Tunnel, the longest underground motorway in the world, opened. Traffic moved along the 10+ miles that took ten years to build and cost $417 million.Ref: 4
1983*Korean airliner shot down by SovietsRef: 89
1984*Mortimer Zuckerman, a real estate magnate, spent $163 million on a deal. Zuckerman purchased the newsmagazine US News & World Report.Ref: 4
1990*Iraqi Pres Saddam Hussein urges Arabs to rise against the West.Ref: 5
1991*Iraqi President Saddam Hussein urged Arabs to rise up in a Holy War against the West and former allies who had turned against him.Ref: 6
1991*The USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) was dissolved by the congress of people’s deputies. After 70 years of tight, central control, the nation became a loose federation with a new title: the Union of Sovereign States.Ref: 4
1991*State Council set up by Congress of People's Deputies to govern in emergencyRef: 89
1991*In Moscow, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev met with Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz.Ref: 6
1991*US trial of former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega beginsRef: 5
1994*A U.N.-sponsored population conference opened in Egypt, where Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland lashed out at the Vatican and at Muslim fundamentalists by defending abortion rights and sex education. 
1996*France ended its three-year moratorium on nuclear tests, setting off an underground blast on a South Pacific atoll.Ref: 6
2002*Afghan President Hamid Karzai survived an assassination attempt in Kandahar.Ref: 70
2002*(DC Sniper) A pizzeria owner in Clinton MD is wounded by gunfire. The gunman steals $3000 and a laptop computer. The laptop is later found in John Muhammed's car. (USA Today, p 3A, 11/25/2003)Ref: 13
1819*Thomas Blanchard of Middlebury, CT patented a machine called the lathe. Blanchard said it was invented for the manufacturing of gun stocks. His lathe did the work of 13 operators.Ref: 4
1910 Marie Curie demonstrates the transformation of radium ore to metal at the Academy of Sciences in France.Ref: 2
1977*Voyager 1 is launched from Cape Canaveral (Voyager 1 was launched after Voyager 2.)Ref: 5
1984*The space shuttle Discovery completed its first flight as it landed at Edwards Air Force Base in CaliforniaRef: 62
1986*NASA awards study contracts to 5 aerospace firms.Ref: 5
1986*NASA launches DOD-1.Ref: 5
1781*Fighting off the Virginia Capes, France's de Grasse forces Britain's Admiral Thomas Graves's (1725?-1802) fleet to withdraw for New York, closing one of Cornwallis's possible escape routes.Ref: 5
1795*US-Algiers sign peace treaty.Ref: 5
1800*Britain captures Malta; French troops surrender to British forces.Ref: 10
1804*In a daring night raid, American sailors under Lieutenant Stephen Decatur, board the captured USS Philadelphia and burn the ship to keep it out of the hands of the Barbary pirates who captured her. Often venturing into harm's way, America's most famous sailing ship, the USS Constitution, twice came close to oblivion.Ref: 2
1862*Lee crosses the Potomac & enters Maryland.Ref: 5
1905 Treaty of Portsmouth is signed at 3:47 pm in Portsmouth NH, ending Russo Japanese War; Japan achieves all war aims.Ref: 4
1914*(throught the 10th) The start of the 6-day First Battle of the Marne that halts the German invasion in France. Von Kluck is beaten by Gen. Joffre, and the German army retreats from Paris to the Soissons-Rheims line.Ref: 70
1939*American president Franklin Roosevelt asks Canadian prime minister Mackenzie King if Canada is at war. King replies "no", which is a relief to Roosevelt, as the United States is sending war supplies to Canada. Under the American Neutrality Act, it cannot send supplies directly to Great Britain.Ref: 36
1939*The United States proclaims its neutrality; German troops cross the Vistula River in Poland.Ref: 36
1943*The United States 101st Airborne Division troops leave New York by ship for Britain. 
1944*The Russians declare war on Bulgaria. 
1944*Allies liberate Brussels.Ref: 5
1944*Germany launches its first V-2 missile at Paris, France.Ref: 2
1945*British land in Singapore. 
1945*Iva Toguri D'Aquino, a Japanese-American suspected of being wartime radio propagandist "Tokyo Rose," was arrested in Yokohama. (D'Aquino served six years in prison; she was pardoned in 1977 by President Ford.)Ref: 70
1983*8th Space Shuttle Mission-Challenger 3-lands at Edwards AFB.Ref: 5
2003*Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is quoted "…The growth in the Iraqi capability [went] from zero three of four months ago up to somewhere around 55,000 today." (Now see October 9, 2003) (WSJ, p A4, 11/04/2003)Ref: 33
1901*The National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues was formed in Chicago. It became the first organized baseball league.Ref: 4
1905*Big Ed Walsh pitched two complete-game victories for Chicago’s White Sox. Big Ed single-handedly beat Boston 10-5 and 3-1.Ref: 4
1906*Bradbury Robinson executed the first legal forward pass in football. Robinson threw the ball to Jack Schneider of St. Louis University in a game against Carroll College.Ref: 4
1908*George 'Nap' Rucker strikes out 14 Braves en route to no-hitting Boston, 6-0.Ref: 1
1913*Phillies & Braves tie record of only 1 run in a double header, Phillies win first game 1-0, then a scoreless tie into 10th.Ref: 5
1918*Due to WW I, 15th World Series begins a month early.Ref: 5
1920*The first prizefight broadcast on radio featured Jack Dempsey knocking out Billy Miske in the third round of a bout in Benton Harbor, MI. Radio station WWJ in Detroit was the station that fight fans were tuned to.Ref: 4
1921*Walter Johnson breaks Cy Young's strike-out record as he fans seven Yankees for a career total of 2,287.Ref: 1
1922*Yankees final game at the Polo Grounds, after 7 years.Ref: 5
1923*Flyweights Gene LaRue & Kid Pancho KO each other simultaneously.Ref: 5
1927*Red Sox beat Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings.Ref: 5
1930*Gallant Fox won the Lawrence Realization at Belmont Park in NY and became the leading moneymaker in thoroughbred racing.Ref: 4
1936*Red Sox turn a triple-play on the Yankees.Ref: 5
1938*For the third time this season, Dodger catcher Babe Phelps breaks a bone in his throwing hand.Ref: 1
1943*The youngest player to appear in an American League game was pitcher Carl Scheib of the Philadelphia Athletics.Ref: 4
1946*Joe Garagiola plays his first major league baseball game.Ref: 5
1951*Maureen "Little Mo"Connolly becomes youngest ever winner of U.S. Tennis Championship at age 15.Ref: 10
1955*In an 11-4 victory over the Phillies, Dodger pitcher Don Newcombe hits his seventh homer establishing a National League record for home runs by a pitcher in a season.Ref: 1
1959*Wash Senator Jim Lemon is 7th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (3rd).Ref: 5
1960*Cassius Clay of Louisville, KY won the gold medal in light heavyweight boxing at the Olympic Games in Rome, Italy. Clay would later change his name to Muhammad Ali and become one of the great boxing champions in the world. In 1996, at the Olympic Games in Atlanta, GA, Muhammad Ali was given the honor of lighting the Olympic flame.Ref: 4
1962*John Kennedy of the Washington Senators hits a home run in his first major league at bat (first game).Ref: 12
1971*J.R. Richard of the Houston Astros tied Karl Spooner’s record by striking out 15 batters in his major-league baseball debut. The Astros beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3.Ref: 4
1971*NY Mets Don Hahn hits first inside the park homer at Phillies Veteran's Stadium.Ref: 5
1972*Rick DeMont lost the gold medal he received in a 400-meter swimming event because a banned drug was found in his system during routine drug testing.Ref: 4
1973 Avenging the loss of his gold medal one year earlier, swimmer Rick DeMont captured the 400-meter freestyle event with a world record time of 3:58.18 ... without drugs.Ref: 4
1977*The Indians break an eighteen-game losing streak by sweeping a twin bill from the YankeesRef: 1
1977*Cleveland Indians stage first "I hate the Yankee Hanky Night".Ref: 5
1979*Just one defeat shy of the AL record, A's Matt Keough snaps his eighteen-game consecutive losing streak (including four losses at the end of 1978 season) as he beats the Brewers, 6-1.Ref: 1
1980*Brewer manager George Bamberger announces he will step down as skipper after tomorrow's game. 'Bambi' will be replaced by Buck Rodgers.Ref: 1
1982*Willie Stargell of the Pittsburgh Pirates saw his uniform, number 8, retired by the Bucs. It was the fourth Pirate player’s uniform to be so honored. The other three belonged to Roberto Clemente (#21), Honus Wagner (#33) and Pie Traynor (#20).Ref: 4
1982 Eddie Hill sets propeller-driven boat water speed record of 229 mph.Ref: 5
1983*Elmer Trettr sets record for highest terminal velocity at 201.34 mph end of a 440 yard motorcycle run from a standing start.Ref: 5
1988*CFL's Earl Winfield (Ham) scores TDs on 101-yd punt return, 100-yd kickoff return & 58-yd pass reception.Ref: 5
1995*When the game becomes official in the bottom of the fifth inning, Cal Ripken receives a standing ovation for over five minutes from the sellout crowd at Oriole Park at Camden Yards as he ties Yankee legend Lou Gehrig's record of 2,130 consecutive games.Ref: 1
1998*The 1998 Yankees (100-38) reach the century mark in victories earlier than other team in major league history beating the White Sox, 11-6. The 1906 Cubs and 1954 Indians had shared the record accomplishing the feat on September 9.Ref: 1
1998*Giant Armando Rios hits HRs for his first two major league hits. Expo Shane Andrews accomplished the same feat on April 27 and 28 in 1995Ref: 1
1998*Mark McGwire becomes the third and quickest player in major league history to hit 60 HRs in a season. 'Big Mac' accomplishes the feat in 141 games as compared to Babe Ruth (154) and Roger Maris.Ref: 1
1998*Giant Barry Bonds sets a new National League mark reaching base in 15 consecutive plate appearances. His five singles, two doubles, two homers and six walks during the streak breaks Dodger Pedro Guerrero's mark of 14 established in 1983.Ref: 1
1999*The Reds, by hitting five home runs in a 9-7 victory over the Phillies, establish a major league record with 14 homers in two games.Ref: 1
2000*The Houston Comets won their third straight WNBA championship, beating the NY Liberty, 59-to-47.Ref: 6
1859*Harriot E. Wilson's Our Nig, is published, the first U.S. novel by an African American woman.Ref: 2
1870*Author Victor Hugo returns to Paris from the Isle of Guernsey where he had lived in exile for almost 20 years.Ref: 2
1938 The NBC Red network broadcast Life Can Be Beautiful for the first time. The program was “an inspiring message of faith drawn from life.” The program aired until 1954.Ref: 4
1956*Johnny Cash hit the record running with I Walk the Line. Cash’s debut hit song climbed to #17 on the pop music charts.Ref: 4
1957 On The Road, by author Jack Kerouac, was first publishedRef: 70
1958*(or 6th) Actor Steve McQueen starred on the CBS-TV series, Wanted: Dead or Alive. McQueen played bounty hunter Josh Randall.Ref: 4
1958*The first color videotaped program was aired. It was The Betty Freezor Show on WBTV-TV in Charlotte, NC.Ref: 4
1958 "Doctor Zhivago" by Russian author Boris Pasternak was published in the United States for the first time.Ref: 70
1959 The first Barbie Doll was sold by Mattel Toy Corporation. The original Barbie, along with her pals, Ken and Skipper, are now collectors items, although new versions are continually being produced.Ref: 4
1961*Bob Dylan gave one of his first performances at the Gaslight Cafe in Greenwich Village. The Gaslight was originally a ‘basket house’, where performers were paid from the contents of a basket that had been passed around.Ref: 4
1964*The Animal’s House of the Rising Sun made it to #1. It stayed at the top until it was replaced three weeks later by Roy Orbison’s Oh, Pretty Woman. Orbison’s smash was just entering the pop charts on this day, for a 14-week run.Ref: 4
1972*Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway won a gold record for their duet, Where is the Love. The song got to number five on the pop music charts and was one of two songs that earned gold for the duo. The other was The Closer I Get To You (1978).Ref: 4
1975*Glen Campbell hit #1 on the Billboard pop music chart with Rhinestone Cowboy. It had reached the top position on the country chart on August 23rd.Ref: 4
1975*Wings release "Letting Go".Ref: 5
1976 Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis were reunited by Frank Sinatra -- after 20 years of going their separate ways. The former comedy team warmly met each other again during a surprise visit by Martin to Lewis’s annual Labor Day Telethon for Muscular Dystrophy.Ref: 4
1980 Miss OK, Susan Powell, was crowned Miss America in Atlantic City, NJ. It was the first time in 25 years that Bert Parks had not served as master of ceremonies for the show. He had been dismissed because the pageant committee considered him to be too old. Former TV Tarzan, Ron Ely, was chosen to host the festivities.Ref: 4
1983 Sports Illustrated became the first national weekly magazine to use four-color process illustrations on every page.Ref: 4
1983*The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour on PBS (Public Broadcasting System) became the first hourlong network news show.Ref: 4
1986*After 23 years, Merv Griffin airs his final program for Metromedia Television.Ref: 4
1988*Jerry Lewis' 23rd Labor Day telethon raises record $41,132,113.Ref: 5
1989*Deborah Norville becomes news anchor of the Today Show.Ref: 5
1991*Actor John Travolta weds Kelly Preston.Ref: 5
1187*Louis VIII [Coeur-de-Lion] king of France (1223-26), is born.Ref: 5
1568*Tommasso Campanella, Italian philosopher and poet, who wrote City of the Sun, is born.Ref: 2
1638*Louis XIV ‘The Sun King’ [he chose the sun as his royal emblem]: King of France [1643-1715]; is born.Ref: 68
1735*Johann Christian Bach composer, son of JS Bach (English Bach), is born.Ref: 5
1791*Giacomo Meyerbeer, composer, is born in Berlin, Germany. (Cross, Milton, "Encyclopedia of the Great Composers and Their Music", Doubleday & Co, 1953) 
1831 Victorien Sardou is born.Ref: 10
1847*Outlaw Jesse James is born in Clay County, MO.Ref: 5
1860*Jane Addams Nobel Peace Prize-winner [1931]: social worker for peace and women’s rights; founded Chicago’s Hull House; is born.Ref: 4
1875*Napoleon "Larry" Lajoie RI, hall of fame shortstop (.426 in 1901), is born.Ref: 5
1879*Frank Baldwin Jewett, American engineer; first president of Bell Laboratories (1925-40), is born.Ref: 70
1892*Joseph Szigeti Budapest Hungary, violinist (Violinist Notebook 1933), is born.Ref: 5
1897*Arthur Charles Nielsen market researcher: founder of A.C. Nielsen Co.: radio and TV audience surveys; International Tennis Hall of Famer: avid player, generous patron; is born.Ref: 4
1897*Morris Carnovsky actor: Cyrano de Bergerac, Gun Crazy, Dead Reckoning, Rhapsody in Blue, Our Vines Have Tender Grapes; cofounder of New York’s Group Theater; Shakespearean actor; is born.Ref: 4
1897*Luella Gear NYC, actress (Joe & Mabel), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Florence Elridge actress (Long Days Journey into the Night), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Darryl F Zanuck Hollywood producer & motion picture executive, is born.Ref: 5
1905*Arthur Koestler Hungary, writer (Darkness at Noon), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Joaqu¡n Nin-Culmell Berlin, Germany, Cuban/Spanish composer, is born.Ref: 5
1912*John Cage composer: experimental music and performance with non-traditional instruments: Bacchanal, Anthems of the Sun, Living Room, Water Music, Third Construction, 4’53"; is born in Los Angeles CA.Ref: 4
1913*John Newton Mitchell, American attorney general under Nixon (1977-9), is born.Ref: 70
1914*Gail Kubik South Coffeyville, Okla, composer (Gerald McBoing Boing), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Frank Yerby, writer, is born in Augusta GA. (TWA, 1986)Ref: 95
1917*Jack Buetel Dallas TX, actress (The Outlaw, Half Breed), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Jack Valenti movie executive: president of Motion Picture Association of America, is born.Ref: 4
1923*Arthur C Nielsen market researcher (TV's Nielsen's Ratings), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Former Federal Reserve Board chairman Paul A. Volcker is born.Ref: 68
1929*Andrian G Nikolayev USSR, cosmonaut (Vostok III Soyuz 9), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Bob Newhart Oak Park Ill, comedian (Bob Newhart Show, Newhart), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Carol Lawrence (Laraia) singer, actress: West Side Story, General HospitalRef: 4
1935*Werner Erhard, Philadelphia PA, founded EST, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Joan Kennedy, 1st wife of Mass Senator, Ted Kennedy, is born.Ref: 68
1936*Baseballer Bill Mazeroski is born.Ref: 68
1937*William Devane Albany NY, actor (Family Plot, Missles of October), is born. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1938*John Ferguson hockey: Fort-Wayne Komets, Cleveland Barons, Montreal Canadiens, is born.Ref: 4
1939*Susumu Tonegawa Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist [1987]: discovered how the body can defend itself against millions of different diseases it has never before encountered, is born.Ref: 4
1939*Billy Kilmer football: Washington Redskins quarterback: Super Bowl VII, is born.Ref: 4
1939*Clay Regazzoni, auto racer: 5-time grand prix champ [for Ferrari]; broke his back in a crash at Long Beach CA [1980], is born.Ref: 4
1939*John Stewart San Diego Ca, rocker (Kingston Trio-Fire in the Wind), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Raquel Welch (Jo Raquel Tejada), Chicago IL (Myra Breckenridge, 1,000,000 BC, 100 Rifles), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Eduardo Mata Mexico City Mexico, conductor (Improvisaciones), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Al Stewart Glasgow Scotland, rocker (The Year of the Cat), is born.Ref: 5
1946 Buddy Miles is born.Ref: 10
1946*Dennis Dugan actor: Happy Gilmore, Problem Child, Parenthood, The Howling, Night Moves, Night Call Nurses, Shadow Chasers, Richie Brockelman, Private Eye, Rich Man, Poor Man Book I, Empire, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Julius Keye basketball: Denver NuggetsRef: 4
1946*Loudon Wainwright III songwriter, singer: Dead Skunk; actor: M*A*S*H, The Slugger’s Wife, Jackknife, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Freddie Mercury rock vocalist (Queen-We are the Champions), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Jim White football: Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle: Super Bowl XI, is born.Ref: 4
1950*"Cathy" cartoonist Cathy Guisewite is born in Dayton OH.Ref: 68
1950*Kathy Cronkite actress (Annie-Hizzonner), is born.Ref: 5
1951*James McAlister football: UCLA Hall of Famer, All-American running back; New England Patriots, is born.Ref: 4
1952*Cleo Miller football: Cleveland Browns, is born.Ref: 4
1952*Graham Salmon blind runner (fastest 100m by a blind man), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Hans-Jorgen Gerhardt German DR, bobsled (Olympic-gold-1980), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Sandra Guiboard US AFB German FR, actress (Donna-One Life to Live), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Steve Denton world's fastest tennis serve-138 mph), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Jeff Foxworthy, comedian, is born.Ref: 4
1960*Willie Gault bob sledder/NFL receiver (Chicago Bears, LA Raiders), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Kristian Alfonso actress (Days of our Lives, Falcon Crest), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Christopher Nolan Ireland, handicapped writer (Under Eye of Clock), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Michele Ebadi Omaha Nebraska, Miss Nebraska-America (1991), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Dweezil Zappa musician: guitar: MTV; son of musician Frank Zappa, brother of singer Moon Unit Zappa, is born.Ref: 4
1973*Rose McGowan actress: The Doom Generation, Bio-Dome, Scream, Going All the Way, Charmed, Monkeybone, is born.Ref: 4
1973*Tina Yothers actress (Family Ties)Ref: 5
1569 -Pieter Bruegel dies.Ref: 10
1682*Last three women executed for witchcraft in England.Ref: 10
1857*Auguste Comte, French philosopher, dies at age 67.Ref: 70
1877*The great Sioux warrior Crazy Horse is fatally bayoneted at age 27 by a soldier at Fort Robinson, Nebraska.Ref: 2
1902*Rudolf Virchow, German scientist: founded cellular pathology; dies at age 80.Ref: 4
1914*Charles Pierre Péguy, Orléans France, Catholic writer (God Speaks), is killed at the Battle of the Marne (World War I)Ref: 17
1927*Marcus Loew, American film executive and movie theatre chain owner, dies at age 57.Ref: 70
1948*Richard Tolman, American physical chemist and physicist, dies at age 67.Ref: 70
1956*20 die in a train crash in Springer NM.Ref: 5
1968*21 killed by hijackers aboard a Pan Am jet in Karachi Pakistan.Ref: 5
1969*Josh White ‘The Singing Christian’: blues/folk singer, guitarist; dies.Ref: 4
1969*Mitchell Ayres orch leader (Hollywood Palace), dies at 58.Ref: 5
1970*Jochen Rindt auto racer: Grand Prix champ: U.S. [1969], Monaco GP, Dutch, French, British, German [1970]; is killed during practice for the Italian Grand PrixRef: 4
1972*Arab guerrillas, of the organization called Black September, attacked the Israeli delegation at the Munich Olympic games; eleven Israelis, five guerrillas and a police officer were killed in the siege.Ref: 17
1977*Hanns Martin Schleyer, a Daimler-Benz executive and head of the West German employers' association, was kidnapped in Cologne by the Red Army Faction during an assault in which his driver and three police were killed.Ref: 3
1979*Earl of Mountbatten funeral held in Bruma.Ref: 5
1980*Barbara Loden actress: Wild River, Splendor in the Grass, The Glass Menagerie; dies at age 48.Ref: 4
1981*Ayatollah Ali Qoddusi prosecutor-general of Iran, assassinatedRef: 5
1982 Sir Douglas Bader dies.Ref: 10
1983*(Green River Killer) Debbie May Abernathy, 26, is last seen. She is the 31st of 48 women Gary Ridgway admits killing. (USA Today, p 3A, 11/06/2003)Ref: 13
1984*Country-music star Ernest Tubb, the TX Troubadour, dies at the age of 70.Ref: 4
1988 Gert Frobe dies.Ref: 10
1993*Claude Renoir cinematographer: The Spy Who Loved Me, The River; son of artist Pierre Renoir; dies.Ref: 4
1997*Diana, Princess of Wales is buried at The Westminster Abbey. Diana's brother, at the funeral oration, took aim at the media who he said made the princess "the most hunted person of the modern age." Elton John sang a rewritten version of Candle in the Wind to "England's rose". The song was originally a tribute to film legend Marilyn Monroe, whose own tragic life, like Diana's, ended at the age of just 36.Ref: 4
1997*Sir Georg Solti orchestra leader: Chicago Symphony Orchestra; first complete recording of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen; dies at age 84.Ref: 4
1997*Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu), dies of a heart attack at her Missionaries of Charity headquarters in Calcutta, India. The Albanian nun had celebrated her 87th birthday just nine days earlier. The recipient of the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize, Mother Teresa gave hope to millions, caring for, helping and listening to the poor and downtrodden.Ref: 4
1999*Allen Funt radio/TV producer, host: Candid Microphone, Candid Camera; films: What Do You Say to a Naked Lady?, Money Talks; dies in Pebble Beach, CA, at age 84. (TWA, 2001)Ref: 95
2000 Hundreds of Islamic insurgents launched a new offensive in southern Russia, hours after a bomb smashed a building housing Russian military families; the blast was the first of four apartment building explosions blamed by Russian officials on Chechen rebels that killed a total of about 300 people.Ref: 6
2001*Heywood Hale Broun sportscaster: ABC Sports; son of U.S. journalist Heywoood Broun [1888-1939]; dies.Ref: 4
2003*Moe Biller, former head of the postal union, dies in New York at age 87. (WSJ, p A1, 9/08/2003)Ref: 33
2003*Gisele MacKenzie (Marie LaFeche) singer: Your Hit Parade, Hard to Get; dies.Ref: 4

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