Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
September 7th

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-3114*-BC- Presumed origin of Mayan "long count" calendar systemRef: 5
1159*Orlando Bandinelli is elected Pope Alexander III.Ref: 69
1630*The town of Trimontaine, in Massachusetts, is renamed Boston, and becomes the state capital.Ref: 2
1664*Without resistance, Dutch Governor Peter Stuyvesant surrenders New Amsterdam to a British naval force under Colonel Richard Nicolls, thus effectively ending the Dutch colonial presence in the New World. With the departure of the Dutch, the name of the promising settlement on lower Manhattan was changed to New York, in honor of the duke of York.Ref: 10
1714*Treaty of Baden-French retain Alsace, Austria gets right bank of Rhine.Ref: 5
1724*The first American congregation of Dunkards (German Baptists) gather in Philadelphia, PA.Ref: 5
1770*(Boston Massacre) Preston and the soldiers are formally arraigned on charges of murder. All plead "Not Guilty."Ref: 87
1785*The Sunday School Society was formed in London, under the leadership of Robert Raikes. It provided weekly Christian tutoring for the poor. Eventually 3,730 schools were formed, and their success ultimately inspired the founding in 1824 of the American Sunday School Union.Ref: 5
1800*Zion AME Church dedicated (NYC).Ref: 5
1807*Protestant Christianity first comes to China when English missionary Robert Morrison, 25, arrives. (Catholic missions had first penetrated China in the 16th century with the arrival of Jesuit Matteo Ricci in 1582.).Ref: 5
1813*The earliest known printed reference to the United States by the nickname "Uncle Sam" occurs in the Troy Post.Ref: 2
1822*Brazil declares independence from Portugal (National Day).Ref: 5
1825*The Marquis de Lafayette, the French hero of the American Revolution, bade farewell to President John Quincy Adams at the White House.Ref: 6
1845*St. Louis, Missouri, becomes the site of the first Hebrew synagogue to be built in the Mississippi Valley.Ref: 5
1876*The James and Younger gang botches an attempt to rob the First National Bank of Northfield, Minn.Ref: 2
1907*Sutro's ornate Cliff House in SF destroyed by fire.Ref: 5
1907*The Lusitania embarks on its maiden voyage. 
1914*The NY Post Office Building opened its doors to the public. This brand new building on Eighth Avenue between 31st and 33rd Streets in NY City bore the inscription, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” The inscription, supplied by William M. Kendall of the architectural firm that designed the post office, is a free translation from Herodotus, the Greek historian.Ref: 4
1916*The US Congress passes the Workman's Compensation Act. Federal employees win the right to receive Worker's Compensation insurance.Ref: 2
1936*Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) begins operation.Ref: 5
1939*Canadian Parliament meets in a special session, to discuss the war in Europe. 
1954*Integration of public schools begins in Washington D.C. and Maryland.Ref: 2
1956*Johnny Dio and five of his cronies were convicted for attacking journalist Victor Reisel. Dio and his gang had blinded the anti-gambling columnist by throwing acid in his face. 
1958*The first cathedral of the Syrian Orthodox Church in the US and Canada was dedicated in Hackensack, NJ. The American archdiocese for this branch of Orthodoxy was created the previous year by Syrian Orthodox Patriarch Ignatius Yacoub III.Ref: 5
1977*President Jimmy Carter signs a new treaty agreeing to turn over control of the canal to Panama on January 1, 2000. (XDG, p 4A, 9/7/2000)Ref: 83
1977*Convicted Watergate conspirator G. Gordon Liddy was released from prison after more than four years.Ref: 70
1979*5 day MUSE concert against nuclear energy opens at MSG, NY.Ref: 5
1984*American Express Co. issued the first of its Platinum charge cards. Customers paid $250 a year and were able to charge $10,000 -- or more.Ref: 4
1986*Bishop Desmond Tutu becomes the archbishop of Cape Town, two years after winning the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent opposition to apartheid in South Africa. As archbishop, he was the first black to head South Africa's Anglican church. (XDG, p 4A, 9/7/2000)Ref: 83
1988*Security & Exchange Comm accuses Drexel of violating security laws.Ref: 5
1989*The Senate approved, 76-to-8, the Americans with Disabilities Act, which forbade discrimination against the handicapped in employment, public accommodations, transportation and communications. 
1991*Kimberly Bergalis of Fort Pierce, Florida, came forward to identify herself as the young woman who had been infected with AIDS, apparently by her late dentist. (Bergalis died the following year.)Ref: 6
1991*President Bush left for his one-day Finland summit with Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev.Ref: 6
1991*Baltic states recognizedRef: 89
1993*The Chrysler Corporation introduced its new Neon at the Frankfurt Auto Show. 
1995*(OJ Simpson) The defense announces that Simpson won't testify on his own behalf. The defense asks Judge Ito to instruct jury as to reason for Fuhrman's further nonappearance. Judge agrees, but prosecution objects. The question is appealed.Ref: 87
1996*After 27 years in the Senate, Bob Packwood (Republican, Oregon) announced he would resign, heading off a vote by colleagues to expel him for allegations of sexual and official misconduct.Ref: 6
2000 Indonesia imposed martial law in East Timor, promising to crack down on rampaging pro-Indonesian militias after the territory's vote for independence.Ref: 6
2000*It was announced that Viacom Incorporated was buying CBS Corporation for $36 billion -- the richest media merger in history.Ref: 6
2003*(Hurricane Isabel) Isabel gains hurricane strength. (USA Today, p 2A, 9/19/2003)Ref: 13
2003*(Mutual Funds) Justice Department's US Attorney in Manhattan, James Comey plans to join New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer in the probe of illegal mutual fund traiding. (WSJ, p C1, 10/29/2003)Ref: 33
1804*Lewis & Clark: Moving into the Great Plains, the expedition begins seeing animals unknown in the East: coyotes, antelope, mule deer, and others. On this particular day, all the men are employed drowning a prairie dog out of its hole for shipment back to Jefferson. In all, the captains would describe in their journals 178 plants and 122 animals that previously had not been recorded for science.Ref: 65
1880*Geo Ligowsky patents device to throw clay pigeons for trapshooters.Ref: 5
1888*Edith Eleanor McLean was the first baby to be placed in an incubator. She weighed 2 pounds, 7 ounces. Originally, the incubator was called a hatching cradle.Ref: 4
1912*French aviator Roland Garros sets altitude record of 13,200 feet.Ref: 2
1927*Philo T. Farnsworth demonstrates the first television transmission when the simple image of a straight line was placed between the image dissector and a carbon arc lamp, it showed up clearly on the receiver in another room. (XDG, p 4A, 9/07/2002)Ref: 83
1948*First use of synthetic rubber in asphaltic concrete, Akron Oh.Ref: 5
1956*The Bell X-2 experimental aircraft, piloted by Capt. Iven C. Kincheloe, climbed to an altitude of 126,000 feet -- a world record. Kincheloe was awarded the 1956 MacKay Trophy.Ref: 4
1996*The space shuttle "Endeavour" thundered into orbit with five astronauts on a mission to release and recapture a pair of science satellites.Ref: 6
1997*The F-22 Raptor makes is inaugural flight. 
1298 Venetians defeated by Genoiese at the naval Battle of Curzola.Ref: 10
1571 At the Battle of Lepanto in the Mediterranean Sea, the Christian galley fleet destroys the Turkish galley fleet.Ref: 2
1701*England, Austria, and the Netherlands form an Alliance against France.Ref: 2
1776*The world's first submarine attack occurs when the submersible craft American Turtle attacks British Admiral Richard Howe's flagship Eagle in New York Harbor during the Revolutionary War. The American Turtle, constructed by inventor David Bushnell, was large enough to accommodate one operator, and was entirely hand-powered. Piloted by Ezra Lee, the wooden submarine attached a time bomb to the hull of the Eagle, and departed unnoticed. An explosion resulted, but no significant damage occurred as the poorly secured bomb had drifted away from the ship.Ref: 51
1778*Shawnee Indians attack and lay siege to Boonesborough, Kentucky.Ref: 58
1812*On the road to Moscow, Napoleon wins a costly victory over the Russians at Borodino.Ref: 2
1863*Federal naval expedition arrives off Sabine Pass.Ref: 5
1864*Union General Phil Sheridan's troops skirmish with the Confederates under Jubal Early outside Winchester, Virginia.Ref: 2
1901 In China, the Boxer Rebellion came to a formal end with the signing of the Peking Protocol by China, the five Western powers, and Japan. (XDG, p 4A, 9/7/2000)Ref: 83
1940*German Air Force blitz of London begins when approximately 950 Luftwaffe bombers strike. It continues for 57 consecutive nights. This night in England, the codeword "Cromwell" is passed nationwide, and church bells ring out in warning that a German invasion may be underway.Ref: 36
1942*In the St. Lawrence River, submarine U-165 torpedoes and sinks armed yacht Raccoon, while escorting Convoy QS-33.Ref: 2
1942*The Red Army pushes back the German line northwest of Stalingrad.Ref: 2
1944*A Finnish deligation including new prime minister Hackzell negotiates for peace with Soviets in Moscow. 
1945*The Japanese surrender in Shanghai. 
1892*The first heavyweight-title boxing match fought with gloves under Marquis of Queensbury rules ends when James J. Corbett knocks out John L. Sullivan in the 21st round.Ref: 2
1896*A.H. Whiting wins the first automobile race held on a racetrack. A crowd of 40,000 people watched Whiting tear around the track at 24 miles per hour in Cranston, RI.Ref: 5
1903*Federation of American Motorcyclists organized in NY.Ref: 5
1903*A year before the first subway is completed, the Brooklyn Superbas, later to be known as the Dodgers play their cross-town rivals in a two stadium, same day doubleheader. The first game played in Washington Park begins at 10:30 am with 9,300 fans watching the visiting Giants win the opener, 6-4 and later that afternoon in front of 23,623 fans at the Polo Grounds in Manhattan, Brooklyn wins the second game, 3-0.Ref: 1
1908*Billy Papke "The Illinois Thunderbolt" defeats Stanley Ketchel in a 12-round decision in Los Angeles CA for the middleweight boxing title.Ref: 97
1911*Phillie rookie Grover Cleveland Alexander wins a pitching duel with 44-year-old Cy Young and the Boston Braves, 1-0.Ref: 1
1915*St Louis Dave Davenport no-hits Chicago (Federal League), 3-0.Ref: 5
1916*The Giants defeat the Dodgers 4-1 to start their major league record 26-game winning streak.Ref: 1
1920*(Black Sox) The Cook County Grand Jury convenes to investigate whether or not a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies had been fixed on August 31.Ref: 87
1923*Boston Red Sox Howard Ehmke no-hits Phila A's, 4-0.Ref: 5
1938*Red Sox Joe Cronin hits into a game-ending triple play as his line drive caroms off Indian third baseman Odell Hale's head to shortstop Bill Knickerbocker who starts the triple killing.Ref: 1
1950*Tiger outfielder Hoot Evers hits for the cycle and has six RBIs in a13-13 tie with the Indians; the game is called after ten innings due to darkness.Ref: 1
1951*In Washington, Johnny Mize pinch-hits a grand slam giving the Yankees a 5-1 victory over the Senators, Mize has now homered in all fifteen major league ballparks presently in use (Sportsman Park is used by both the Cards and Browns).Ref: 1
1951*Outfielder Don Grate throws a baseball a record 434'1" (Tenn).Ref: 5
1952*Whitey Ford becomes the 5th pitcher to hurl consecutive 1 hitters.Ref: 5
1952*Outfielder Don Grate throws a baseball a record 434'1" (Tenn).Ref: 5
1952*In Washington, Johnny Mize pinch-hits a grand slam giving the Yankees a 5-1 victory over the Senators, Mize has now homered in all fifteen major league ballparks presently in use (Sportsman Park is used by both the Cards and Browns).Ref: 1
1962*With four steals in a 10-1 loss to the Pirates, Dodger Maury Wills breaks the modern NL record for stolen bases in a season with his 82nd swipe. Bob Bescher had set the mark in 1911.Ref: 1
1963*The National Professional Football Hall of Fame was dedicated in Canton, Ohio.Ref: 70
1970 Donald Boyles sets record for highest paracute jump from a bridge, by leaping off of the 1,053' Royal George Bridge in Colorado.Ref: 5
1970*Jockey Willie Shoemaker became the winningest horse-racing jockey by collecting win #6,033. ‘The Shoe’ earned his victory at Del Mar Race Track in Southern CA -- passing the previous mark set by Johnny Longden.Ref: 4
1973*Mike Storen becomes the American Basketball Assn's 4th commissioner.Ref: 5
1975*The Cincinnati Reds clinched the National League West division title. The Big Red Machine set records for winning the division this early in the season -- and for winning it by 20 games.Ref: 4
1978*First game of the Boston Massacre, Yanks beat Red Sox 15-3.Ref: 5
1979*Red Sox Yaz collects three hits to pass Ted Williams on the all-time total base list.Ref: 1
1980*Earnest Gray becomes 2nd NY Giant to score 4 TDs (vs St Louis).Ref: 5
1983 Drury Gallagher sets fastest swim around Manhattan (6h41m35s)Ref: 5
1984*On his way to hurling a one-hitter, Doc Gooden fans Cub Ron Cey for his 228th strikeout setting a NL rookie record. The Met phenom passes Grover Cleveland Alexander, who established the mark in 1911 with 227.Ref: 1
1984*The sale of the Minnesota Twins to Carl Pohlad from the Griffith family are finalized.Ref: 86
1986*Dan Marino of the Miami Dolphins throws his 100th career touchdown pass, in only his 44th pro game, setting an NFL record. Despite the milestone, the Dolphins lost to the San Diego Chargers, 50-28.Ref: 4
1986*After only three plays in the NFL season (Chicago Bears vs. Cleveland Browns), the new instant replay rule was put to the test. The rule, since tossed out by the NFL, permitted an observer in the press box to overrule an official’s call on the field.Ref: 4
1988*NY Daily News reports boxer Mike Tyson is seeing a psychatrist.Ref: 5
1988*Guy Lafleur, Tony Esposito & Brad Park inducted in NHL Hall of Fame.Ref: 5
1991*Monica Seles wins the US Open.Ref: 5
1993*In the second game of a doubleheader at Cincinnati, Cardinal outfielder Mark Whitten hits 4 HRs in one game helping to tie two established RBI records; with 12 RBIs in second game he ties the single game mark set by Jim Bottomley in 1924 and with his opening game ribbie, it ties him with the 21 year old record of Nate Colbert for the most RBIs (13) in a twin bill. (2003 Sports Illustrated Almanac, ISBN 1-929049-55-2) 
1993*Professional Chess Association (PCA) "World championship match" against British GM Nigel Short, played in the heart of London at the Savoy Theater, a short distance from Trafalgar Square and across the street from Simpson's-on-the-Strand, a famous chess center during the mid 1800s. Nigel Short lost game 1 on time (his flag fell on the conventional chess clock) at move 39 and ultimately loses the match. Despite Nigel Short's defeat, the UK's interest in chess was re-vitalised. Many people in the UK become much more interested in chess. Chess clubs boomed.Ref:78
1996*Mike Tyson took on WBA Champion Bruce Seldon at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV. Tyson captured the WBA title, knocking out Seldon 1:49 into the opening round.Ref: 4
1997*Expo Mark Grudzielanek breaks the NL mark for doubles for a shortstop hitting his 49th in 2-1 loss to the Phillies. The record was set by Dick Bartell of the 1932 Phillies.Ref: 1
1997*For only the 22nd time in major league history a player reaches the 50 HR plateau when Mariner Ken Griffey, Jr. hits his 50th in a 9-6 loss to the Twins.Ref: 1
1997*The major league mark for the most combined strikeouts in a game is tied when 33 players whiff during fifteen inning 5-4 Angel victory over the Tigers.Ref: 1
1998*In the first inning at Busch Stadium, Cardinal first baseman Mark McGwire ties Roger Maris' single season HR mark hitting his 61st in a national televised Labor Day game against the Cubs; Big Mac hits his historic HR on his dad¹s 61st birthday.Ref: 1
1999*The Tampa Bay Devil Rays extend the contract of Chuck LaMar, senior vice president for baseball operations and general manager, through 2004.Ref: 86
2001*With his 44th home run, Dodger right fielder Shawn Green breaks a club record for homers in a season established by Gary Sheffield (2000) and Duke Snider (1956).Ref: 1
2001*Ranger infielder Alex Rodriguez breaks his American League record (42 in 1998 and 1999 for the Mariners) for home runs by shortstop with his 43rd long ball of the season. In 1958, Cub Hall of Famer Ernie Banks established the major league record for homers by a shortstop with 47.Ref: 1
1889*Fiction: Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of The Engineer's Thumb" (BG).Ref: 5
1921*The first Miss America Pageant was held at Atlantic City, New Jersey. This first contest was a promotion to keep tourists in the resort town after the Labor Day holiday (the unofficial end of summer). Miss Washington, D.C. won the contest and received a golden statue of a mermaid as her prize! She was 16-year-old Margaret Gorman. Miss Gorman was 5’1" with blonde hair, blue eyes, weighing 108 pounds and her vital statistics were 30-25-32! Diminutive compared to the more recent and rather statuesque Miss Americas.Ref: 4
1930*(or 8th) Dagwood and Blondie make their first appearance. 
1939*Radio NY Worldwide-WRUL begins radio transmision.Ref: 5
1940*Artie Shaw and his orchestra recorded Temptation on the Victor label.Ref: 4
1963*1st US TV appearance of the Beatles (Big Night Out-ABC).Ref: 5
1963*Japanese cartoon "Astro Boy" premiered in the U.S.Ref: 73
1966*The final episode of the original The Dick Van Dyke Show was seen on CBS-TV. Van Dyke played Rob Petrie, the head comedy writer for The Alan Brady Show. Rob worked with two other comedy writers, Sally (Rose Marie) and Buddy (Morey Amsterdam), both of whom were good friends of Rob and his wife Laura (Mary Tyler Moore). The Dick Van Dyke Show can still be seen in syndication.Ref: 4
1971*After nine years and 216 shows, The Beverly Hillbillies was seen for the final time on CBS-TV. Not to weep for Jed Clampett (Buddy Ebson), Granny (Irene Ryan), Elly Mae (Donna Douglas), Jethro Bodine (Max Baer, Jr.), Mr. Drysdale (Raymond Bayley), Miss Hathaway (Nancy Kulp) or the rest of the Hillbillies’ crew, however. The show has been in syndication since it left the network.Ref: 4
1972*Curtis Mayfield earned a gold record for his Superfly album, from the movie of the same name. The LP contained the hits, Freddie’s Dead and Superfly. Both songs were also million sellers.Ref: 4
1975*Steve Anderson set a record for picking a guitar. Anderson, 22, picked for 114 hours, 7 minutes, breaking the old record by over four hours.Ref: 4
1976*US courts find George Harrison guilty of plagarism (He's So Fine).Ref: 5
1979*The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) made its cable TV debut.Ref: 70
1980*32nd Emmy Awards shown despite boycott.Ref: 5
1981*Judge Wapner & the People's Court premier on TVRef: 5
1991*Harry Hamlin weds Nicollette Sheridan.Ref: 5
1996*Rappers Tupac Shakur and Marion ‘Suge’ Knight, were shot after leaving the Tyson/Seldon prizefight. A white Cadillac with four people inside pulled alongside Shakur and Knight at a Las Vegas intersection and someone opened fire. Tupac was hit 4 times (he died 6 days later), while Suge escaped with minor injuries. One theory about who orchestrated the shootings is that it was a result of rivalry between the US East-Coast and West- Coast rappers.Ref: 4
1999*Jerry Lewis raises $52M for Muscular Dystrophy at the 34th MDA telethon. 
1533*Queen Elizabeth I England, (1558-1603) daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, is born.Ref: 5
1707*George-Louis Leclerc comte de Buffon, writer on natural history, is born.Ref: 5
1726*Francois-Andre Philidor, France, chess champion/musician, is born.Ref: 5
1735 Thomas Coutts is born.Ref: 10
1789*James Fenimore Cooper is born in Burlington, NJ.Ref: 62
1805 Samuel Wilberforce is born.Ref: 10
1814*William Butterfield, English Gothic Revival architect, is born.Ref: 70
1819*Thomas Hendricks, 21st vice president of the United States [1885]; is born.Ref: 4
1829*Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden, US geologist (Geograph Survey 1859-86), is born.Ref: 5
1829*August Kekule von Stradonitz discovered structure of benzene ring, is born.Ref: 5
1836*Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman British PM (L) (1905-08), is born.Ref: 5
1860*Grandma (Anna Maria) Moses NY, primitive painter (Old Oaken Bucket), is born.Ref: 5
1867*Financier J.P. (John Pierpont) Morgan, Jr. is born.Ref: 4
1885*Elinor Wylie, American poet and novelist, is born.Ref: 70
1887*Edith Sitwell, British poet, is born.Ref: 17
1891*Roscoe Karns San Bernadino Calif, actor (Capt Shafer-Hennesey), is born.Ref: 5
1900*"Janet" Taylor Caldwell England, novelist (Melissa), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Paul Brown Norwalk Ohio, NFL hall of famer (Browns, Bengals), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Dr Michael E DeBakey artificial heart pioneer, is born.Ref: 5
1909*Elia Kazan (Kazanjoglous), Canstaninople Turkey, director (Streetcar Named Desire), is born.Ref: 5
1910*John Shea US, 500m/1500m speed skater (Olympic-gold-1932), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Fred Moore- master Disney animator born.Ref: 73
1912*David Packard, American engineer; cofounder of Hewlett-Packard Co., is born.Ref: 70
1913*Sir (John) Anthony Quayle actor: The Bourne Identity, The Eagle Has Landed, MacKenna’s Gold, QB VII, 21 Hours at Munich, Anne of a Thousand Days, Lawrence of Arabia, The Wrong Man, The Guns of Navarone; is born.Ref: 4
1914*James Alfred Van Allen, discovered and named the two radiation belts surrounding the Earth, is born.Ref: 2
1920*Al Caiola musician: guitar: themes from The Magnificent Seven and Bonanza, is born.Ref: 4
1921*Arthur Ferrante, musician: pianist: duo: Ferrante and Teicher: Exodus, Tonight, Theme from The Apartment, Midnight Cowboy, is born.Ref: 68
1923*Peter Lawford (Sidney Ernest Aylen), London England, actor (Mrs Miniver, The Thin Man), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Louise Suggs golf champion: U.S. Open [1949, 1952]; LPGA [1957], is born.Ref: 4
1924*Daniel Inouye (Sen-D-Hi), chair of Iran-Contra hearings, member of U.S. 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Japanese-American WWII unit that fought in Europe; lost arm in battle; won Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, is born.Ref: 4
1924*Leonard Rosenman Bkln NY, TV composer (Marcus Welby MD), is born.Ref: 5
1925 Laura Ashley, is born.Ref: 10
1928*Al McGuire Basketball Hall of Famer: New York Knicks, Baltimore Bullets, Marquette University coach: Coach of the Year [1971, 1974], Belmont Abbey College coach; college color sportscaster for NBC; is born.Ref: 4
1929*Sonny (Theodore) Rollins musician: saxophone: Oleo, Airegin, composer: score for Alfie and Alfie’s Tune, Soloscope; awarded Guggenheim Fellowship [1972], is born.Ref: 4
1929*John Milford Johnstown NY, actor (Lieutenant, Legend of Jesse James), is born.Ref: 5
1929*T(homas) P(atrick) McKenna Ireland, actor (Rivals, Holocaust), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Baudouin I king of Belgium (1951- ), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Sonny Rollins NYC, jazz saxophonist (Blue Room), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Bill Giles Rochester NY, baseball owner (Phila Phillies), is born.Ref: 5
1935*-Blues singer Little Milton is born.Ref: 6
1936*Rock legend Buddy Holly was born Charles Hardin Holley in Lubbock, TX.Ref: 68
1937*John Phillip Law, Hollywood CA, actor (Barbarella, Love Machine), is born.Ref: 5
1939*S David Griggs Portland Oregon, astronaut (STS 51D, STS 33), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Garrison Keillor humorist (Praire Home Companion), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Richard Roundtree actor (Shaft, Earthquake), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Jacques Lemaire hockey: Quebec Aces, Houston Apollos, Montreal Canadiens, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Alfa Anderson singer: groups: Brown Sugar, Chic: Dance, Dance, Dance, Everybody Dance, Le Freak, I Want Your Love, Good Times, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Joe (Joseph Oden) Rudi baseball: KC Athletics, Oakland Athletics [World Series: 1972, 1973, 1974/all-star: 1972, 1974, 1975], California Angels, Boston Red Sox, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Susan Blakely, Frankfurt Germany, actress (Rich Man Poor Man), is born.Ref: 68
1948 Corbin Bernsen is born.Ref: 10
1949*Gloria Gaynor Newark NJ, disco singer (I Will Survive), is born.Ref: 17
1950*Peggy Noonan writer: US President’s speeches: “A kinder, gentler nation”, is born.Ref: 4
1950*Adriano Panatta Rome, tennis star (French 1976, Italian 1976), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Chrissie Hynde Akron Oh, rocker (Pretenders-Mystery Achievement), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Chrissie Hynde musician: guitar, singer, songwriter: group: The Pretenders: Kid, Brass in Pocket, Precious, Private Life, Lovers of Today, 2000 Miles, Back on the Chain Gang, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Bert Jones football: Baltimore Colts: NFL MVP [1976]; LA Rams; Sporting News College Player of the Year [1972]: Louisiana State quarterback, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Julie Kavner, Los Angeles CA, actress (Brenda Morganstern-Rhoda, Tracy Ullman Show), is born.Ref: 68
1953*Linda G Miller actress (Mississippi), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Corbin Bernsen North Hollywood CA, actor (Arnie Becker-LA Law), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Benmont Tench musician: keyboards: backed Elvis Costello in live performances; group: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: American Girl, Don’t Do Me like That, Jammin’ Me, is born.Ref: 4
1956*Michael J Feinstein pianist (Isn't It Romantic), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Melvin Edward Mays one of FBI's most wanted, is born.Ref: 5
1957*Margot Chapman Hawaii, vocals (Starland Vocal Band-Afternoon Delight), is born.Ref: 5
1960*David Steele rocker (Fine Young Cannibals-Drive Me Crazy), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Kyle Stevens NJ, rock guitarist (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Angie Everhart model, actress: Undercover, Executive Target, Welcome to Hollywood, Denial, Point Doom, is born.Ref: 4
1970*Tom Everett Scott actor: Grace Under Fire, That Thing You Do!, An American Werewolf in Paris, The Love Letter, is born.Ref: 4
1971*Henry Thomas actor (ET), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Shannon Elizabeth actress: American Pie, American Pie 2, Scary Movie, Seamless, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back; TV host: VH1, is born.Ref: 4
1978*Devon Sawa actor: Casper, Little Giants, Now and Then, The Boys Club, Slackers, is born.Ref: 4
1985*Tatia Jayne Starkey, Ringo's first grandchild, is born.Ref: 5
1987*Evan Rachael Wood actress: Profiler, Search for Grace, Practical Magic, Once and Again, is born.Ref: 4
439 Saint Isaac the Great dies.Ref: 10
1151*Geoffrey Plantagenet (Geoffrey IV, the Handsome), conquered Normandy, dies at 38.Ref: 93
1312 King Ferdinand IV Castile/Leon dies.Ref: 10
1493 Frederick IV King of German dies.Ref: 10
1496 King Ferdinand II Naples dies.Ref: 10
1655*Tristan l'Hermite French dramatist/poet, dies (birth date unknown).Ref: 5
1799*Leonard Euler, the mathematician, dies.Ref: 62
1860*Excursion steamer "Lady Elgin" drowns 340 in Lake Michigan.Ref: 5
1872*Slyvanus Thayer, US Army engineer, controversial superintendent of the US military academy at West Point, dies.Ref: 17
1892*John Greenleaf Whittier, American poet and abolitionist, dies at age 84.Ref: 70
1909*Eugene Lefebvre dies test piloting a Wright A aircraft.Ref: 5
1934*Luxury liner "Morro Castle" burns off NJ, killing 134.Ref: 5
1943*Fire in decrepit old Gulf Hotel kills 45 (Houston TX)Ref: 5
1951*John French Sloan, artist: South Beach Bathers; cofounder of Ashcan Art; dies at age 80.Ref: 5
1951*Maria Montez actress, dies at 31.Ref: 5
1954*Bud Fisher, American cartoonist; created "Mutt and Jeff", dies at age 70.Ref: 70
1962*Isak Dinesen (Karen Dinesen), Danish writer (Out of Africa), dies at age 77.Ref: 70
1965*(thru the 11th) Hurricane Betsy strikes Florida & Louisiana kills 75. (TWA, 1966)Ref: 95
1966*Al Kelly double talk comedian (Ernie Kovacs Show), dies at 67Ref: 5
1969 Bishop James Pike dies.Ref: 10
1969*Everett (McKinley) Dirksen (Senator-R-IL): elected to U.S. Senate in 1950, Republican minority leader [1959], most noted for his sudden, dramatic shifts from opposition to support of various measures; dies.Ref: 4
1971*Spring Byington actress (Lily Ruskin-December Bride), dies at 84Ref: 5
1978*Keith Moon, singer, drummer with The Who, dies in London England.Ref: 68
1981 Christy Brown dies.Ref: 10
1984*Joe (Joseph Edward) Cronin Baseball Hall of Famer: Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Nationals [World Series: 1933/all-star: 1933, 1934], Boston Red Sox [all-star: 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941]; American League president; American League Chairman; dies.Ref: 4
1985*‘Bruiser’ Frank Kinard College and Pro Football Hall of Famer: University of MS; NFL’s Brooklyn Dodgers; AAFC’s NY Yankees; All-Pro: [1940, 1941, 1943, 1944]; ‘ironman of football’: played 708 out of 720 season minutes [1936]; missed only one game in nine years of pro ball; dies.Ref: 4
1991*Edwin McMillan, American Nobel Prize-winning nuclear physicist (1951), dies at age 83.Ref: 70
1991*Ben Piazza actor: The Hanging Tree, The Bad News Bears, The Blues Brothers, Dynasty, Dallas, The Winds of War, Guilty by Suspicion; dies.Ref: 4
1992*Troops in South Africa fire on African National Congress supporters nearthe Transkei homeland, killing 28 and wounding 200. (XDG, p 4A, 9/07/2002)Ref: 83
1994*Dennis Morgan (Stanley Morner) (singer; actor: 21 Beacon Street, Pearl of the South Pacific, It’s a Great Feeling, Christmas in Connecticut, The Great Ziegfeld, Two Guys from Milwaukee, Desert Song, Kitty Foyle, My Wild Irish Rose) dies.Ref: 2
1994*James Clavell author: Shogun, Noble House, Tai-pan, Gai-Jin; dies.Ref: 4
1994*Dennis Morgan (Stanley Morner) singer; actor: 21 Beacon Street, Pearl of the South Pacific, It’s a Great Feeling, Christmas in Connecticut, The Great Ziegfeld, Two Guys from Milwaukee, Desert Song, Kitty Foyle, My Wild Irish Rose; dies.Ref: 4
1997*Former Zairian dictator Mobutu Sese Seko died in exile in Morocco at age 66.Ref: 70
2000*A 5.9 earthquake in Athens, Greece, claimed 143 lives. (TWA, 2001)Ref: 95
2002*Uzi Gal, the Israeli who invented the Uzi machine gun, dies at age 79. (XDG, p 8A, 1/01/2003)Ref: 83
2003*Warren Zevon singer, songwriter: Werewolves of London, She Quit Me Man, Hasten Down the Wind, Poor, Poor Pitiful Me, Roland, the Headless Thompson Gunner, The Envoy; died Sep 7, 2003Ref: 4

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