Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
September 20th

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622*Mohammad's Hegira. Mohammed flees Mecca (because of the hostility towards him) to what is now Medina.Ref: 5
1258*Salisbury Cathedral in England is consecrated.Ref: 10
1378*The election of Robert of Geneva, the "Butcher of Cesena", as Pope Clement VII, as anti-pope by discontented cardinals creates a great schism in the Catholic church.Ref: 2
1561*Queen Elizabeth of England signs a treaty at Hamptan Court with French Huguenot leader Louis de Bourbon, the Prince of Conde. The English will occupy Le Harve in return for aiding Bourbon against the Catholics of France.Ref: 2
1664*Maryland enacts first anti-amaglmation law to prevent widespread intermarriage of English women & black men.Ref: 5
1778*(date approximate) Simon Kenton is captured by Blue Jacket as he attempts an escape from a Shawnee gauntlet. Blue Jacket was returning from a hunting trip as Kenton ran into him. Kenton was downed by a tomohawk to the head, but was not killed.Ref: 58
1797*US frigate the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) is launched in Boston.Ref: 5
1830*The National Negro Convention convenes in Philadelphia with the purpose of abolishing slavery.Ref: 2
1837*The Panic of 1837 closes Wall Street for 10 days while the damage is assessed. 
1848 The first meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science is held.Ref: 62
1850*The United States Congress abolished the slave trade in the District of Columbia as part of the legislative package called the Compromise of 1850. Ref 
1853*First railroad passenger station, Union Station, opens in Indianapolis.Ref: 10
1860*First British royalty to visit US, Prince of Wales (King Edward VII).Ref: 5
1873*Panic sweeps NY Stock Exchange (railroad bond default/bank failure).Ref: 5
1877*Chase National Bank opens in NYC (later merges into Chase Manhattan).Ref: 5
1879*The U.S. Grants come to San Francisco for an elaborate extended visitRef: 5
1882*M. Goldman & S. Sachs join to deal in securities; now Wall Street's only private partnership.Ref: 10
1884*The Equal Rights Party was formed during a convention of suffragists in San Francisco. The convention nominated Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood for president.Ref: 2
1884*6.2 mile Arlberg railroad tunnel completed in Austria.Ref: 5
1906 Passenger liner Mauretania launched.Ref: 10
1931*British sterling taken off gold standard.Ref: 10
1932*Four branches of Methodism in England united to form the Methodist Church of Great Britain and Ireland. These were the Wesleyan Methodists (founded 1784), the Primitive Methodists (1811), the United Methodist Free Churches (1857) and the United Methodists (1907).Ref: 5
1943*Johann Von Neumann arrives on a visit to Los Alamos and points out the potential for high compression from implosion. This is a clear advantage for the technique which would make a bomb more efficient, and require a smaller critical mass. Teller and Bethe begin investigating the subject theoretically, Oppenheimer and Groves become very interested in its potential, and efforts to accelerate the program begin. John Von Neumann agrees to work on the physics of implosion in his spare time.Ref: 91
1954 First National People's Congress adopts Chinese constitution.Ref: 5
1960*UN General Assembly admits 13 African countries & Cyprus (96 nations).Ref: 5
1961 (Berlin Wall) A 12.5 mile concrete wall dividing Berlin is completed.Ref: 25
1962*The Senate votes 86-1 to authorize the President to use force in Cuba to counter a Soviet-backed military buildup. (USA Today, p 5A, 10/08/2002)Ref: 13
1962*Black student, James Meredith, was blocked from enrolling at the University of Mississippi by Governor Ross R. Barnett; he was later admittedRef: 5
1967 Cunard launches the 65,863-ton Queen Elizabeth 2 at Clydebank. (WSJ, p B1, 10/02/2003)Ref: 33
1977*The first wave of Southeast Asian "boat people" arrived in San Francisco under a new U.S. resettlement program.Ref: 70
1979*Jean-Bedel Bokassa, self-styled head of the Central African Empire, was overthrown in a French-supported coup while on a visit to Libya.Ref: 2
1989 F.W. de Klerk is sworn in as president of South Africa.Ref: 2
1990*Saddam Hussein demands US networks broadcast his message.Ref: 5
1990 Both Germanys ratify reunification.Ref: 5
1991 Demanding equal time, Iraq asked US networks to broadcast a message by President Saddam Hussein in response to President Bush's videotaped address to the Iraqi people.Ref: 2
1991*(US Supreme Court Justice) On Capitol Hill, Senate hearings on the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court concluded.Ref: 64
1991*U.N. weapons inspectors left Bahrain for Iraq to renew their search for Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.Ref: 64
1995 The Chinese State Bureau of Technology Supervision (CSBTS) and the Chinese Ministry of Electronics Industry (MEI) announce that they have signed an agreement with Microsoft to standardize the Chinese version of Microsoft Windows 95 as the software development standard for The People's Republic of China. 
1995*AT&T announced that it would be splitting into three companies: today’s AT&T (communication services); Lucent Technologies (systems and technology communications products); and NCR Corp. (computer business).Ref: 4
1996 Bosnian Serb rebels pulled back enough heavy weapons from around Sarajevo to keep NATO airstrikes at bay.Ref: 2
1996*President Clinton announced his signing of a bill outlawing homosexual marriages, but said it should not be used as an excuse for discrimination, violence or intimidation against gays and lesbians. (The actual signing came a little past midnight.)Ref: 64
1999*International peacekeepers landed in East Timor.Ref: 70
1999*Lawrence Russell Brewer was convicted in the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. in Jasper, Texas.Ref: 70
2000*Lawrence Russell Brewer became the second white supremacist to be convicted in the dragging death of James Byrd Junior in Jasper, TX. (Brewer was later sentenced to death.)Ref: 2
2000*Heavily armed international peacekeepers landed in East Timor, clearing the way for the rest of a UN-approved force charged with restoring order.Ref: 2
2000*An F4 tornado cuts through the northwest section of Xenia Ohio, killing one and injuring approximately 100. (XDG, p 1A, 9/21/2000)Ref: 83
2000*Independent Counsel Robert Ray announced the end of the Whitewater investigation, saying there was insufficient evidence to warrant charges against President Clinton and his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.Ref: 70
2001*President George W. Bush addressed a joint session of Congress regarding the terrorist attacks and named PA Gov. Tom Ridge to head the new Office of Homeland Security.Ref: 70
1519*Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan sets out from Spain on a voyage to find a western passage to the Spice Islands in Indonesia.Ref: 70
1806*Lewis & Clark: The men see a cow on the shore and raise a cheer at the sign that they are finally returning to the settlements; that day they reach La Charette.Ref: 65
1824*Trapper Jim Bridger discovers the Great Salt Lake; thinks he's found Pacific Ocean.Ref: 10
1853*Elisha Graves Otis opens a small factory on the banks of the Hudson River in Yonkers, NY. In order to fulfill an unsolicited order for two freight elevators equipped with his newly invented automatic safety device, Otis abandoned plans to join the CA Gold Rush. Ref 
1859*The electric stove patented by inventor George B. Simpson of Washington, D.C.Ref: 10
1945*German rocket engineers begin work in US.Ref: 5
1950*The USAF announced remote controlled airplane tests would be made from the ground by using TV.Ref: 50
1951*First North Pole jet crossing.Ref: 5
1952*Scientists confirm that DNA holds hereditary data.Ref: 2
1954*Harlan Herrick runs the first FORTRAN program.Ref: 5
1963*President Kennedy proposed a joint U.S.-Soviet expedition to the moon.Ref: 64
1966*Surveyor 2 - USA Lunar Soft Lander failed and impacted the moon.Ref: 40
1970*Luna 16 lands on Moon's Mare Fecunditatis, drills core sample.Ref: 5
1977*Voyager 2 launched for fly-by of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune.Ref: 5
1979*NASA launches HEAORef: 5
1994*Space shuttle "Discovery" and its six astronauts landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California after an eleven-day mission. 
-480 -BC- Themistocles and his Greek fleet win one of history's first decisive naval victories over Xerxes' Persian force off Salamis.Ref: 2
451 Romans under General Aetius defeat Attila the Hun at Chalons-sur-Marne.Ref: 10
1198*Richard I beats the French at GisorsRef: 10
1604 After a two-year siege, the Spanish retake Ostend, the Netherlands, from the Dutch.Ref: 2
1776*Nathan Hale American patriot & Revolutionary War military officer: “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”; is arrested by British troups while spying for General George Washington. He will be executed in two days.Ref: 3
1777*The British under Lord Grey ambush General Wayne at his camp in Paoli, PA. 53 Americans were killed and 100 wounded by bayonets alone. The use of the bayonet coupled with the notion that the British stabbed or burned the Americans who tried to surrender, made martyrs of those maimed and killed at what would come to be known as The Paoli Massacre.Ref: 5
1792 French defeat Prussians at Valmy.Ref: 5
1853 The Allies defeat the Russians at the battle of Alma on the Crimean Peninsula.Ref: 2
1854*British & French defeat Russians at Alma, in the Crimea.Ref: 5
1857*Delhi re-captured by British after three month seige.Ref: 10
1861*Battle of Lexington. US Civil War.Ref: 10
1863*Union troops under George Thomas prevent the Union defeat at Chickamauga from becoming a rout, earning him the nickname "the Rock of Chickamauga."Ref: 2
1870 Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of modern Italy, annexes Rome from the French during the Franco-Prussian War, and announced his intention to make it the new capital of Italy. Italian troop also take control of the Papal States which will lead to the unification of Italy. (XDG, p 4A, 9/20/2000)Ref: 83
1917*Costa Rica breaks with Germany.Ref: 38
1940*In Canada, the War Technical and Scientific Development Committee approves a request by Banting to begin bacterial warfare research. 
1943*A Canadian brigade diverted from the main Canadian advance toward Catazaro, takes Potenza in southern Italy. 
1965*Seven U.S. planes are downed in one day over Vietnam.Ref: 2
1902*The White Sox first no-hitter in franchise history is tossed by Jim 'Nixey' Callagan as he defeats Tigers, 2-0.Ref: 1
1907*Nicholas Maddox becomes the first Pirates pitcher to throw a no-hitter by defeating Brooklyn, 2-1, at Exposition Park.Ref: 86
1908*Defeating Athletics, 1-0, Frank Smith of the White Sox hurls his second career no-hit game.Ref: 1
1911*Yanks set team record 12 errors in a double header.Ref: 5
1912*Losing to the Tigers, 6-4, Smoky Joe Wood's fails to break Walter Johnson's record of 16 consecutive victories, establishes earlier in the season. Joe Lake gets the win pitching the last five innings after replacing starter Bill Covington who is thrown out of the game during the 5th inning.Ref: 1
1919*On Babe Ruth Day in Boston, the Bambino scores the winning run in both ends of the doubleheader. Ironically, it will be the last game he plays as a Red Sox in Fenway.Ref: 1
1919*(Black Sox) "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, left fielder, George "Buck" Weaver, third baseman, Claude "Lefty" Williams, pitcher, Oscar "Happy" Felsch, center fielder, meet with Gandil, Risberg, McMullin and Cicotte to devise a plan.Ref: 87
1924*The 37-year old righty Grover Cleveland Alexander wins his 300th game as the Cubs beat the Giants in 12 innings, 7-3. 'Old Pete' will collect 373 victories during his 20-year career.Ref: 1
1933*Pittsburgh Steelers (as Pirates) play first NFL game, lose 23-2.Ref: 5
1942*Gunther Hagg becomes world champ of all running records from 1500m to 5000m.Ref: 5
1948*Mexican Baseball league disbanded.Ref: 5
1949*Tennis player Pancho Gonzales turns professional.Ref: 5
1951*Former National League President, Ford Frick, is selected by the owners as the third commissioner of the sport.Ref: 1
1953*Chicago Cub Ernie Banks slugs first career home run in 11-6 loss to St. Louis.Ref: 86
1954*Roger Bannister awarded Britain's Silver Pears Trophy.Ref: 5
1958*Recently acquired Oriole knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm no-hits Yankees,1-0, thanks to a Gus Triandos home run. It will be the last this century the Yankees will fail to get a hit in a game.Ref: 1
1961*After 84 1/3 innings Bill Fischer gives up a base on balls.Ref: 5
1961*Roger Maris hits home run # 59 & barely misses # 60 in game 154 of the season. Yanks clinch pennant #26.Ref: 5
1968*Yankee outfielder Mickey Mantle hit his 536th and final home run of his major league career.Ref: 1
1969*Pirate Bob Moose throws no-hitter at Shea Stadium defeating the Mets, 4-0.Ref: 1
1971*Robert E. Short receives approval from A.L. owners to move the franchise from Washington, D.C. to Arlington, Texas for the 1972 season.Ref: 86
1972*Against the Astros, the Braves score a club record 12 runs in one inning.Ref: 1
1972*Mohammed Ali KOs Floyd Patterson in the 8th round in Madison Square Garden NY.Ref: 96
1973*Willie Mays announces his retirement at end of 1973 season.Ref: 5
1973*In their so-called "battle of the sexes," tennis star Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3, at the Houston Astrodome.Ref: 70
1975 Gary Sentman draws a record 176 lb longbow to a maximum 28" draw.Ref: 5
1980*In memory of Thurman Munson, a bronze plaque in Memorial Park is dedicated to the deceased Yankee catcher.Ref: 1
1980*Spectacular Bid runs in Belmont alone as 3 horses drop out.Ref: 5
1981*Gary Gaetti of the Minnesota Twins hits a home run in his first major league at bat.Ref: 12
1981*Joe Danelo kicks then NY Giant record 55 yard field goal.Ref: 5
1982*NFL players begin a 57 day strike.Ref: 5
1983*3,112 turn out to see the Pirates play the NY Mets at Shea Stadium.Ref: 5
1984*A 5-4 win over San Francisco gives the San Diego Padres their first division crown.Ref: 86
1985*Curtis Strong is convicted for selling cocaine to pro baseball players.Ref: 5
1985*Michael Spinks becomes first light heavyweight to defeat the reigning heavyweight champion, he defeats Larry Holmes, in a decision.Ref: 97
1986 Wichita State Shockers blow a 35-3 lead; lose 36-35 to Morehead State.Ref: 5
1987*Alain Prost wins record 28th Formula one auto race.Ref: 5
1987*Walter Payton scores NFL record 107th rushing touchdown.Ref: 5
1988*Red Sox Wade Boggs becomes first player in this century to get 200 hits in six consecutive years.Ref: 1
1992*Phillies' second baseman Mickey Morandini catches Jeff King's line drive, steps on second doubling up Andy Van Slyke and tags Barry Bonds to complete an unassisted triple play in a 3-2 loss to the Pirates at Three Rivers Stadium. (2003 Sports Illustrated Almanac, ISBN 1-929049-55-2) 
1992*Raymond Floyd won the Senior PGA Tour GTE North Classic at at Indpls, IN. By winning, he became the first player to win tournaments on the regular and Senior PGA Tours in the same year (he had won the Doral-Ryder Open earlier that year).Ref: 4
1995*The Padres play their one-thousandth home game without having a rainout. The streak began in 1993.Ref: 1
1997*Cardinal Mark McGwire becomes the first major leaguer to hit 20 HRs for two different teams in the same season. 'Big Mac' had hit 34 the A's before being traded to St. Louis.Ref: 1
1998*Cal Ripken's streak ends at 2,632 consecutive games as he does not appear in the lineup for the first time since May 29,1982.Ref: 1
1999*Dan O'Dowd, 40, is named the second Colorado Rockies general manager in franchise history.Ref: 86
2002*Oriole infielder Mike Bordick sets a major league record playing his 102nd successive game at shortstop without committing an error. Rey Ordonez, playing shortstop for the Mets, had established mark in 1999-2000.Ref: 1
2002*With a 9-3 victory over the Astros at Busch Stadium, the Cardinals clinch the Central Division of the National League. An emotional on- field celebration includes Albert Pujols carrying Darryl Kile's No. 57 jersey onto the field in tribute of the pitcher who died unexpectedly in June.Ref: 1
1794*Packet and Daily, the first daily publication in America, appears on the streets.Ref: 2
1921 KDKA in Pittsburgh, PA started one of the first daily radio newscasts in the country. The broadcast came from the city desk of The Pittsburgh Post.Ref: 4
1946*WNBT-TV, NY became the first station to promote a motion picture. It showed scenes from Columbia Pictures' The Jolson Story.Ref: 4
1946 Cannes Film Festival opens; postponed from 1939 because of WWII.Ref: 10
1948*One of the most popular singing groups of the 1950s got their professional start on this day. The Four Freshmen did their first gig in Fort Wayne, IN and went on to major success with Capitol Records. Hits included It’s a Blue World, Charmaine and Love is Just Around the Corner.Ref: 4
1953 Jimmy Stewart debuted in The Six Shooter on NBC. He played Britt Ponset on the radio Western.Ref: 4
1953*Lovely Loretta Young hosted a weekly TV show, Letter to Loretta. Later (February 14, 1954), the name was changed to The Loretta Young Show. As you might suspect, the show featured dramatic responses to letters Loretta had received from her fans during the years she had been a movie star.Ref: 4
1955*You’ll Never Get Rich started its run on CBS-TV. Because of weak ratings, the name of the show was changed (less than two months later) to The Phil Silvers Show, with the subtitle, You’ll Never Get Rich. The change worked. The show, “An outrageous satire on military life,” became a hit on the tube and ran thru 1959.Ref: 4
1964*Paramount theater (NYC) presented the Beatles & Steve & Eydie.Ref: 5
1969*Sugar, Sugar, by the the Archies, hit number one in Billboard. The Archies sat at the top of the hit heap for four weeks.Ref: 4
1972*Police find cannabis growing on Paul & Linda McCartney's farm.Ref: 5
1973*The in place for radio and record types to see, and be seen, opened in Los Angeles -- to a sold-out crowd. On the opening bill at the Roxy Theatre: Elton John, Carole King and Jackson Browne.Ref: 4
1975*David Bowie's "Fame," single goes #1 for 2 weeks.Ref: 5
1976*Sid Berstein offers $230 million charity concert for Beatle reunion.Ref: 5
1976*Playboy magazine released an interview in which Democratic presidential nominee Jimmy Carter admitted he'd "looked on a lot of women with lust."Ref: 5
1984*NBC-TV debutes "The Cosby Show".Ref: 4
1985*Walt Disney World's welcomes its 200-millionth guest.Ref: 5
1986*NBC's The Golden Girls won best comedy honors and CBS's Cagney & Lacey won for top drama at the 38th Emmy Awards held in Pasadena, CA.Ref: 4
1986*The number one pop hit in the U.S. was Stuck With You, by Huey Lewis & The News. The song, from the multi-platinum album Fore!, was stuck at #1 for three weeks.Ref: 4
-356*-BC- Alexander the Great is born. (Also Ref. Almanac of Famous People, ISBN 0-7876-0044-X)Ref: 15
1784*Sir Richard Griffith, Irish geologist and civil engineer, is born.Ref: 70
1809*Sterling Price, American governor of Missouri and Confederate general, is born.Ref: 70
1833*Petroleum V. Nasby (David Ross Locke), humorist whose work was enjoyed by Abraham Lincoln, is born.Ref: 2
1833*Ernesto Teodoro, Moneta Italy, journalist (Nobel Peace Prize 1907), is born.Ref: 5
1842*Lord James Dewar, physician who invented the vacuum flask and cordite, the first smokeless powder, is born.Ref: 2
1861*Herbert Putnam, American librarian; led the Library of Congress (1899-1939), is born.Ref: 70
1878*Upton Sinclair, muckraking author who wrote The Jungle, exposing the horrible conditions in the meat packing industry and calling for reforms, is born.Ref: 70
1883*Birth of Albrecht Alt, German Lutheran Old Testament scholar. "Biblia Hebraica" (13th ed., 1962), which Alt edited with Rudolph Kittel, became a standard critical Hebrew text of the Old Testament among students of the Bible for years., is born.Ref: 5
1884*Maxwell Perkins, editor, the first to publish F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Thomas Wolfe, is born.Ref: 2
1885*Ferdinand Joseph La Menthe (Jelly Roll) Morton, American jazz musician and composer, is born.Ref: 5
1885 Jelly Roll Morton is born.Ref: 10
1888*Sue Sophia Dauser, American nurse; oversaw the Navy Nurse Corps in World War I, is born.Ref: 70
1891 Lamine Gueye, Senegalese political leader, is born.Ref: 2
1898*Chuck (Charles Walter) Dressen baseball: Cincinnati Reds, NY Giants; manager: Cincinnati Reds, Brooklyn Dodgers, Washington Senators, Milwaukee Braves, Detroit Tigers; coach: Brooklyn Dodgers, N.Y. Yankees, LA Dodgers; pro football player: Decatur Staleys, Racine Legion; is born.Ref: 4
1899*Elliot Nugent director (And so They were Married), is born.Ref: 5
1899*Leo Strauss, German-born American political philosopher, is born.Ref: 70
1902*Kermit Maynard Vevey Ind, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Stevie Smith, English poet, novelist and short story writer, is born.Ref: 70
1903*Stevie Smith, English poet, novelist and short story writerRef: 68
1908*Zeke (Henry John) Bonura baseball: Chicago White Sox, Washington Nationals, NY Giants, Chicago Cubs; is born.Ref: 4
1910*Jacques-Baptise LeBrun France, finn yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1932), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Frank Devol Moundsville WV, orch leader (I'm Dickens He's Fenster), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Sid Chaplin, English novelist and short story writer, is born.Ref: 70
1917*Arnold "Red" Auerbach, second winningest basketball coach in history with 1,037 victories for the Boston Celtics, is born.Ref: 2
1917 Fernando Rey is born.Ref: 10
1918*Peg Phillips actress: Northern Exposure; is born.Ref: 4
1920*Alexander Thereat, is born.Ref: 5
1922*Frank Comstock SD CA, orch leader (Jimmie Rodgers Show), is born.Ref: 5
1924*James Galanos Phila, fashion designer (Coty Hall of Fame-1959), is born.Ref: 5
1924*Gogi Grant (Audrey Brown) singer: The Wayward Wind, Suddenly There?s a Valley; dubbed vocals for Ann Blythe: The Helen Morgan Story, is born.Ref: 4
1927*Rachel Roberts Wales, actress (Foul Play, Doctor's Wife), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Clarice Taylor Va, actress (Nurse Bailey-Nurse), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Johnny Dankworth musician: alto sax, band leader, composer: Experiments with Mice, African Waltz, What the Dickens, The Avengers theme song, is born.Ref: 4
1928*Dr Joyce Brothers NYC, pop psychiatrist ($64,000 question winner), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Donald A. Hall author: The Ox Cart Man, Lucy's Christmas, is born.Ref: 4
1929*Anne Meara Bkln NY comedian/actress (Stiller & Meara, Archie's Place), is born.Ref: 5
1929 Henry Livings is born.Ref: 10
1931*Peter Palmer actor: Li'l Abner, Custer, Edward Scissorhands, is born.Ref: 4
1933*Bob Banas NYC, choreographer (Malibu U, Jonathan Winters Show), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Sophia Loren (Sofia Scicolone) Academy Award-winning actress: Two Women [1961]; Black Orchid, Marriage Italian Style, Desire Under the Elms, El Cid, Man of La Mancha, Grumpier Old Men, Brief Encounter, is born in Rome, Italy.Ref: 4
1935*Jim Taylor, Pro Football Hall of Famer: Green Bay Packers running back: Super Bowl I, II; AP NFL Player of the Year [1962]; New Orleans Saints, is born.Ref: 68
1936*Dany Carrel Touraine Indo-china, actress (Passionate Summer), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Tom (Thomas Michael) Tresh baseball: NY Yankees [Rookie of the Year: 1962/World Series: 1962, 1963, 1964/all-star: 1962, 1963], Detroit Tigers, is born in Detroit MI. (Sports Encyclopedia: Baseball 2000, ISBN 0-312-20437-X) 
1938*Pia Lindstom entertainment critic (WNBC-TV), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Dale Chihuly Tacoma Wash, artist in glass (Louis Tiffany Award 1967), is born.Ref: 5
1941*John A Wismont Jr CA, watercolor painter (over 50,000), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Frankie Lymon singer, songwriter: group: Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers: Why Do Fools Fall in Love; is born.Ref: 4
1948*Chuck Panozzo musician: bass: group: Styx: Lady, Suite Madame Blue, Come Sail Away, Miss America, Castle Walls, Superstars, Renegade, Babe, The Best of Times, Too Much Time on My Hands, Mr. Roboto, is born.Ref: 4
1948*John Panozzo musician: drums: group: Styx: Lady, Suite Madame Blue, Come Sail Away, Miss America, Castle Walls, Superstars, Renegade, Babe, The Best of Times, Too Much Time on My Hands, Mr. Roboto; is born.Ref: 4
1950*Debi Morgan Dunn NC, actress (Angie-All My Children, Cry Uncle), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Loredana Berte Milan Italy, 2nd wife of Bjorn Borg, is born.Ref: 5
1950*Dave Twardzik, basketball: Portland Trailblazers; GM: Golden State Warriors, is born.Ref: 4
1951*JoAnna Cameron Colo, actress (I Love My Wife, Isis), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Matt Blair football: Minnesota Vikings LB: Super Bowls IX, XI, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Guy Lafleur Hockey Hall of Famer: NHL: Montreal Canadiens [Hart Memorial Trophy: 1977, 1978], NY Rangers, Quebec Nordiques, is born in Quebec, ON.Ref: 4
1954*Silvio Leonard Cuba, 100m sprinter (Olympic-silver-1980), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Brinke Stevens model, actress, scream queen: Necromancy, Emmanuelle 4, Girls of Penthouse, Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama, The Jigsaw Murders, Transylvania Twist, Acting on Impulse, Invisible Mom, Mommy II: Mommys Day, Victoria's Shadow, The Vampire Hunters Club, Witchouse 3: Demon Fire, Slumber Party Massacre IV, is born.Ref: 4
1956*Debbi Morgan actress: Boston Public, Roots: The Next Generations, The Jesse Owens Story, All My Children, General Hospital, Eve's Bayou, Love & Basketball, is born.Ref: 4
1957*Fran Drescher NYC, actress (Cadillac Man), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Vladmir Tkachenko USSR, basketball (Olympic-bronze-1980), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Alannah Currie rocker (Thompson Twins-Doctor, Doctor), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Nuno Bettencourt Azores, rock guitarist (Extreme-More Than Words), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Kristen Johnston actress: 3rd Rock from the Sun, is born.Ref: 4
1967*Rock singers Matthew Nelson and Gunnar Nelson are born.Ref: 5
1565*Pedro Menendez of Spain wipes out the French at Fort Caroline, in Florida.Ref: 2
1863*Jakob Grimm librarian; fairy tale author [with brother, Wilhelm]: Hansel and Grethel, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White; dies.Ref: 17
1881*Chester A. Arthur was sworn in as the 21st president of the United States, succeeding James A. Garfield, who had been assassinated.Ref: 70
1933*Annie Besant, British theosophist writer, educator and politician, dies at age 85.Ref: 70
1947*Fiorello LaGuardia ‘Little Flower’: (Mayor-R-NYC) for three consecutive terms [1933-45]; LaGuardia Airport in NY bears his name; dies.Ref: 4
1957*Jean Sibelius Finnish composer, dies at 91.Ref: 5
1958*Martin Luther King Jr stabbed in chest by a deranged black woman in NYC.Ref: 5
1959*Olin Howlin actor (Swifty-Circus Boy), dies at 63.Ref: 5
1960*Ernest Goodpasture, American pathologist, dies at age 73.Ref: 70
1967*Hurricane Beulah hits Texas-Mexican border, kills 38.Ref: 5
1968*Upton Sinclair, author of "The Jungle" and passionate crusader for social reform, dies.Ref: 70
1971*James Westerfield actor (Travels of Jaime McPheeters), dies at 59.Ref: 5
1971*George Seferis, Greek Nobel Prize-winning poet (Literature-1963), essayist and diplomat, dies at age 71.Ref: 70
1973*Glenn Strange actor (Sam the Bartender-Gunsmoke), dies at 74Ref: 5
1973*Ben Webster, American jazz musician, dies at age 64.Ref: 70
1973*Singer Jim Croce, 30, (Time In A Bottle, Bad Bad Leroy Brown), his lead guitarist, Maury Muehleisen, and four others died when their plane crashed into a tree while taking off for a concert in Sherman, Texas.Ref: 4
1974*Cyclone "Fifi" hits Honduras killing 10,000.Ref: 18
1975*Saint-John Perse [MRA Alexis Léger], French poet (Nobel 1960), dies.Ref: 68
1975*Vincent Lopez bandleader: played at NYC’s Astor Hotel, some of the greats started with him: Artie Shaw, Buddy Morrow, Buddy Clark; dies.Ref: 4
1976*Kermit Bloomgarden Tony Award-winning producer: The Diary of Anne Frank [1956]; Death of a Salesman, The Music Man, Equus; dies.Ref: 4
1980*Plaque dedicated in Thurman Munson's memory at Yankee Stadium.Ref: 5
1982*(Green River Killer) Deborah Lorraine Estes, 15, is last seen. She is the 9th of 48 women Gary Ridgway admits killing. (USA Today, p 3A, 11/06/2003)Ref: 13
1984*A suicide car bomber attacked the U.S. Embassy annex in north Beirut, killing a dozen people.Ref: 70
1987*Michael Stewart (Rubin) playwright: Midnight Edition, Bye Bye Birdie, Hello, Dolly!; dies.Ref: 4
1988 Roy Kinnear killedRef: 10
1994*Jules Styne, American songwriter, dies at age 88.Ref: 70
1996*Paul Weston (Wetstein) orchestra leader, arranger: Nevertheless [I’m in Love with You], Theme from Shane; songwriter: I Should Care, Shrimp Boats for wife: Jo Stafford; dies.Ref: 4
1998*Muriel Humphrey Brown, widow of Vice President Hubert Humphrey and his brief successor in the U.S. Senate, died in Minneapolis at age 86.Ref: 70
1999*Lawrence Russell Brewer was convicted in the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. in Jasper, TX. (Brewer was later sentenced to death.)Ref: 70
1999*Raisa Gorbachev, wife of the last Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, died of leukemia at age 67.Ref: 70
2000*Gherman Titov Russian cosmonaut: second man in space [first was Yuri Gagarin]; first man to spend more than a day in space [25 hours: Vostok 2: 1961]; dies.Ref: 4
2002*William Rosenberg, founder of Dunkin' Donuts, dies at age 86. (XDG, p 8A, 1/01/2003)Ref: 83

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