Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
November 8th

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392*Theodosius of Rome passes legislation prohibiting all pagan worship in the empire.Ref: 2
1047*Benedict IX begins his third reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 69
1226*Louis IX succeeds Louis VIII as king of France.Ref: 2
1519*Spanish adventurer Hernando Cortez and his force of about 300 Spanish soldiers, 18 horses and thousands of Mexico's native inhabitants who had grown resentful of Aztec rule marched unmolested into Tenochtitlán, the capital city of the Aztec empire.Ref: 2
1576 The 17 provinces of the Netherlands form a federation to maintain peace.Ref: 2
1685 Fredrick William of Brandenburg issues the Edict of Potsdam, offering Huguenots refuge.Ref: 2
1837*Mt. Holyoke Seminary first opened in Massachusetts. Founded by Mary Lyon, 39, it was the first college in the U.S. established specifically for the education of women.Ref: 5
1864*Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was reelected this day. He defeated Democrat George B. McClellan and carried all but three states, getting 212 of 233 electoral votes with 55 percent of the popular vote and 212 of 233 electoral votes. “I earnestly believe that the consequences of this day’s work will be to the lasting advantage, if not the very salvation, of the country,” Lincoln told supporters.Ref: 4
1870*Democratic governor elected in Tennessee.Ref: 5
1889*(new state) The Treasure State or Montana entered the United States of America as number 41. And, it turned out to be quite a treasure. Coal, copper, lead, zinc and silver have all been mined in Montana. Helena is the capital of Montana; the western meadowlark is the state bird and the bitterroot is the state flower. Of course, this has nothing to do with some of Montana’s bitter history, its most notorious event: The Battle of Little Big Horn (Custer’s Last Stand).Ref: 4
1890*The first two electric lights are installed in the Greene County [OH] Courthouse for $3/mo paid to the Xenia Gaslight and Coke Co. (XDG, p 6A, 6/24/2003)Ref: 83
1892*In a rerun of the 1888 U.S. election, it was Harrison against Cleveland. This time, however, former President Grover Cleveland defeated incumbent President Benjamin Harrison, becoming the first -- and only -- chief executive to win non-consecutive terms in the White House. And, Cleveland was the 22nd and 24th Presidents of the United States.Ref: 4
1904*Emile Combs introduced a bill for the separation of Church and State in France. The bill passed in December 1905, thereby ending the Concordat of 1801 and allowing complete liberty of conscience.Ref: 5
1904*President Theodore Roosevelt is elected president of the United States. He had been vice president until the shooting death of President William McKinley.Ref: 2
1910*The Democrats prevail in congressional elections for the first time since 1894.Ref: 2
1910*This is the first Washington State election in which women could vote.Ref: 5
1921*The Ripley motion for a new trial is made. The defendants argued that it was reversible error for the the jury foreman, Ripley, to have had brought into the juryroom .38 caliber cartridges, presumably to show the other jurors what they looked like. The defense also produces an affidavit stating that Ripley had responded to a comment that the defendants might not be guilty by saying "They ought to hang anyway."Ref: 87
1923*(and 9th) Adolf Hitler attempts a coup in Munich, the "Beer Hall Putsch," and proclaims himself chancellor and Ludendorff dictator. He fails dramatically and is sentenced to jail. This beocmes known as The Beer Hall Putsch.Ref: 2
1925*(Sweet) Clarence Darrow address an African-American audience at the Detroit YMCA.Ref: 87
1932*NY Governor Franklin Delano Roosevelt defeated incumbent President Herbert Hoover to become the 32nd President of the United States. Roosevelt captured 22,821,857 votes to incumbent President Hoover’s 15,761,841 and 472 Electoral College votes to 59.Ref: 4
1933*President Franklin Roosevelt and Henry Hopkins, one of the architects of the New Deal, unveil the Civil Works Administration (CWA), a program designed to secure temporary work for people who would otherwise have to endure a winter of unemployment.Ref: 3
1935*United Mine Workers chief John L. Lewis joins forces with a dozen fellow labor leaders to announce the creation of the Committee for Industrial Organization (CIO), an affiliate of the American Federation of Labor (AFL).Ref: 3
1937*'Eternal Jew' travelling exhibition opens in Munich.Ref: 35
1938*Crystla Bird Fauset of Pennsylvania, becomes the first African-American woman to be elected to a state legislature.Ref: 2
1944*Nazis force 25,000 Jews to walk over 100 miles in rain and snow from Budapest to the Austrian border, followed by a second forced march of 50,000 persons, ending at Mauthausen.Ref: 35
1956*UN demands USSR leave Hungary.Ref: 5
1959*Richard Eberling, a former window washer for Sam and Marilyn Sheppard, is caught burglarizing homes in Cleveland. In his possession are two of Marilyn Sheppard's rings. (Ref:Dayton Daily News, 01/30/00, p 6A) 
1960*John F. Kennedy is elected 35th president, defeating Republican candidate Richard Nixon in the closest election, by popular vote, since 1880.Ref: 2
1963*WGIC-FM begins broadcasting from Xenia OH.Ref: 56
1965*British Indian Ocean Territory established joining Aldabra, Farquhar, Desroches, Chagos.Ref: 5
1966*Republican Edward Brooke of Massachusetts becomes the first African American elected to the Senate in 85 years.Ref: 2
1966*Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected governor of CA.Ref: 5
1967*Silver hits record $1.951 an ounce in London.Ref: 5
1974*In a federal court, charges are dropped against eight Ohio National Guardsmen for their role in the deaths of four anti-war protestors at Kent State University.Ref: 3
1983*Wilson B. Goode is elected as the first black mayor of the city of Philadelphia. Wilson B. Goode is elected as the first black mayor of the city of Philadelphia.Ref: 2
1983*Martha Layne Collins (D) elected 1st female governor of Kentucky.Ref: 5
1988*Vice President George Herbert Walker Bush and running-mate IN Senator Dan Quayle were elected President and Vice-President of the United States. They defeated Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis and his running-mate, TX Senator Lloyd Bentsen. Bush was inaugurated the 41st president of the United States on January 20, 1989. He was the first incumbent vice president to win election since Martin Van Buren won in 1836.Ref: 4
1993*Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11 was released. The operating system boasted improved support for NetWare and Windows NT, and slipped in numerous architectural changes to improve performance and stability (changes that later found their way into Windows 95).Ref: 4
1993*Russian President Boris Yeltsin approved a draft constitution that would strengthen executive power. It will be ratified in a referendum the following month. (XDG, p 4A, 11/08/2003)Ref: 83
1994*For the first time in forty years, the Republican Party wins control of both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate in midterm congressional elections.Ref: 3
1997 Chinese engineers diverted the Yangtze River to make way for the Three Gorges Dam, the most ambitious construction project in modern China's history.Ref: 70
2000*A statewide recount began in Florida, which emerged as critical in deciding the winner of the 2000 presidential election. Early that day, Vice President Al Gore telephoned TX Gov. George W. Bush to concede, but called back about an hour later to retract his concession.Ref: 70
2000*Former Senator and Waco special counsel John C. Danforth, conducting an independent review of FBI actions in the Waco tragedy, released his final report exonerating the FBI of wrongdoing. In October, the Government Operations Committee had reached a similar conclusion.Ref: 14
2002*Bob Livingston (Cong-R-LA) predicted he would succeed Newt Gingrich as House Speaker. (However, Livingston later resigned before he could become speaker after admitting marital infidelities.) (XDG, p 4A, 11/08/2003)Ref: 83
2002*The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution giving U.N. weapons inspectors the muscle they needed to hunt for illicit weapons in Iraq. President George W. Bush said the new resolution presented the Iraqi regime "with a final test."Ref: 70
2002*(DC Sniper) US Attorney General John Ashcroft sends the cases of John Muhammed and Lee Malvo to to Virginia because of Virginia's acceptane of the death penalty. (USA Today, p 3A, 11/25/2003)Ref: 13
2003*Kathi Bingamon defeats incumbent Wayne T Baise by 12 votes to become the first female to serve on the Jasper Township Trustee Board [Greene County OH]. (XDG, p 1A, 11/08/2003)Ref: 83
1789*Bourbon Whiskey, first distilled from corn (by Elijah Craig, Bourbon KY).Ref: 5
1895*Wilhelm Roentjen discovers X-rays at the University of Wurzburg in Germany.Ref: 5
1910*William H. Frost of Spokane, Washington patented the insect exterminator (bug zapper).Ref: 4
1980*Voyager 1 space probe discovers 15th moon of Saturn.Ref: 5
1983*STS-9 vehicle again moves to launch pad.Ref: 5
1984*The first attempt to rescue two crippled satellites takes place as the space shuttle Discovery lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.Ref: 4
1984*Anna Fisher becomes the first "mom" to go into orbit.Ref: 5
1985*Atlantis moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61-B mission.Ref: 5
1620 The King of Bohemia is defeated at the Battle of White Mountain outside Prague, Czechoslovakia, the first battle of Thirty Years' War.Ref: 2
1861*Charles Wilkes seizes Confederate commissioners John Slidell and James M. Mason from the British ship Trent. The beginning of an international crisis as two Confederate officials sailing toward England are seized by the U.S. Navy when Charles Wilkes seizes Confederate commissioners John Slidell and James M. Mason from the British ship Trent. England demands their release, threatening war. Lincoln orders their release in December. "One war at a time," Lincoln remarks.Ref: 2
1917*Gen. Diaz succeeds Gen. Cadorna as Commander-in-Chief of Italian armies.Ref: 38
1939*An assassination attempt on Hitler fails.Ref: 36
1942*Operation Torch begins (U.S. and British invasion of North Africa).Ref: 2
1944*Allied forces secure the entire island of Walcheren. 
1944*In Canada, Prime Minister Mackenzie King makes a national appeal on radio to soldiers to volunteer for overseas duty. Public reaction is negative. 
1945*The passage of the Revenue Act of 1945 rolls back the heavy taxes which had been implemented to help finance the war.Ref: 3
1950*1st Lt. Russell J. Brown, flying a Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star, shoots down a North Korean MiG-15 in the first jet aerial combat in history. Ref 
1990*Saddam fires his army chief & threatens to destroy Arabian peninsula.Ref: 5
1990*100,000 additional US troops are sent to the Persian gulf.Ref: 5
1920*A new twelve team National League format, made up of the eleven dissenting clubs and one of the five teams still loyal to Ban Johnson, is agreed to at a meeting held for the purpose of dismissing the American League president. This revolutionary plan for a new senior circuit will be discarded a few days later.Ref: 1
1950*After leading the league with a 144 RBIs, Red Sox slugging first baseman Walt Dropo is selected as the AL's Rookie of the Year.Ref: 1
1954*The American League approved the transfer of the Philadelphia Athletics baseball team to KS City, MO. Charles O. Finley of Chicago would later tire of KS City and move the A’s to Oakland, CA.Ref: 4
1959*The ‘Big E’, Elgin Baylor of the Minneapolis Lakers, scores 64 points and set a National Basketball Association scoring mark. The Lakers beat Boston 136-115.Ref: 4
1966*Frank Robinson is 1st to win MVP from both Leagues. 
1966*President Johnson signs anti-trust immunity to AFL-NFL merger.Ref: 5
1970*Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks an NFL record 63 yard field goal.Ref: 5
1973 Nevada approves pari-mutuel betting on Jai Alai.Ref: 5
1983*Dale Murphy (.302, 36,121) joins Ernie Banks, Joe Morgan and Mike Scmidt as a player who has won the MVP in consecutive years; the soft-spoken Brave outfielder receives 21 of the 24 votes cast.Ref: 1
1986*Oklahoma defeated Missouri, 77-0, in a college football game, the year's biggest blowout.Ref: 4
1992*Daredevil Jacky Vranken of Belgium sets a record for the highest speed ever attained on the rear wheel of a motorcycle. At St. Truiden Military Airfield in Belgium, Vranken reached 157.87 MPH while performing an extended "wheelie" with his Suzuki GSXR 1100 motorcycle.Ref: 3
2000*After leading the White Sox to their first playoffs in seven years despite having one of the lowest payrolls in the majors (21st out of 30), Jerry Manuel is selected by the BBWAA as the American League Manager of the Year.Ref: 1
1602 Bodleian Library founded by Sir thomas Bodley at Oxford University; no English books allowed.Ref: 10
1793*The Louvre Museum opens in Paris.Ref: 4
1880*Sarah Bernhardt makes her American stage debut. Bernhardt appeared in Adrienne Lecouvreur in New York City.Ref: 4
1900 Theodore Dresier's first novel Sister Carrie is published by Doubleday, but is recalled from stores shortly due to public sentiment.Ref: 2
1932*The team of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II debuted with their show, Make Mine Music. The Broadway production continued for 342 performances.Ref: 4
1939*Life With Father premiered on Broadway in NY City. Eight years later, the show broke the existing record for longest-running stage production.Ref: 4
1939*This day marked Frank Sinatra’s last recording session with the Harry James Band. Sides recorded were Every Day of My Life and Ciribiribin.Ref: 4
1964 Judy Garland and her daughter, Liza Minnelli, appeared together at the London Palladium. The program was shown on U.S. TV; and the LP, Live at the London Palladium became a classic on Capitol Records.Ref: 4
1965*"Days of Our Lives" debutes on NBC-TV.Ref: 4
1967*The first solo movie by a Beatle opens in the U.S. It was John Lennon’s "How I Won the War".Ref: 4
1968*Cynthia Lennon is granted a divorce from John.Ref: 5
1972*Cable programming begins with HBORef: 62
1975*Elton John’s album, Rock of the Westies, debuted at #1 on US album charts. It was his second album to jump on the chart at number one. "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy had debuted at #1 six months earlier. Tracks on Rock of the Westies: Medley (Yell Help, Wednesday Night, Ugly), Dan Dare (Pilot of the Future), Island Girl, Grow Some Funk Of Your Own, I Feel Like a Bullet (In the Gun of Robert Ford), Street Kids, Hard Luck Story, Feed Me, Billy Bones and the White Bird.Ref: 4
1976*Gone With the Wind was aired (over two nights) on NBC-TV. This second night showing was the second highest-rated TV show in history (to that date) with an audience of 47.4%.Ref: 34
1979*A new late-night news program debuted on ABC-TV. The program, The Iran Crisis: America Held Hostage, was expected to be on the schedule only temporarily, according to ABC News chief Roone Arledge. Instead, the program, with Ted Koppel hosting, evolved into Nightline in March of 1980.Ref: 4
1980*Bruce Springsteen’s album, The River, hit #1 for four weeks in the U.S. Tracks on the album: The Ties that Bind, Sherry Darling, Jackson Cage, Two Hearts, Independence Day, Hungry Heart, Out in the Street, Crush on You, You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch), I Wanna Marry You, The River, Point Blank, Cadillac Ranch, I’m a Rocker, Fade Away, Stolen Car, Ramrod, The Price You Pay, Drive All Night, Wreck on the Highway.Ref: 4
1991*The Carol Burnette Show premieres on CBS-TV.Ref: 5
1995*Michael Jackson merged his ATV Music Publishing Company, and its catalog of Beatles songs, with Sony Music Publishing, creating Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Jackson retained 50% ownership of the new company and received at some $110 million dollars from Sony in the deal.Ref: 4
1312*Edward III of England is born at Windsor Castle, Berkshire.Ref: 53
1622*Gustav X Charles, Swedish king (1654-60), is born.Ref: 70
1656*Edmond Halley, mathematician and astronomer who predicted the return of the comet that is named for him, is born.Ref: 2
1845*(US Supreme Court Justice) Edward Douglass White Justice of U.S. Supreme Court [1894-1910], 9th Chief Justice [1910-1921]; is born.Ref: 4
1847*The author of "Dracula" Bram Stoker is born.Ref: 3
1848*Gottlob Frege Germany, mathematician/logician (Begriffsschrift), is born.Ref: 5
1866*Herbert Austin, the founder of the Austin Motor Company, is born the son of a farmer in Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England, is born.Ref: 3
1876*Frank L Gillespie Ark, founded Supreme Life Insurance Company, is born.Ref: 5
1878*Marshall Walter Taylor, "Mayor Taylor," the world's fastest bicycle racer for a 12-year period, is born.Ref: 2
1879*Leon Trotsky Russian Communist theorist, Bolshevik, is born.Ref: 68
1883*Sir Arnold Bax London, England, composer (Farewell My Youth), is born.Ref: 5
1884*Hermann Rorshach, Swiss psychiatrist, inventor of the inkblot test, is born.Ref: 2
1889*Birth of Oswald J. Smith, Canadian clergyman. Founder of the People's Church of Toronto, Smith also authored a number of books and composed more than 1,200 hymns, including "The Song of the Soul Set Free."Ref: 5
1896*Bucky Harris baseball manager (Phillies, Yankees), is born.Ref: 5
1897*Dorothy Day author (Stump the Authors), is born.Ref: 5
1900*Albert Friedrich Frey-Wyssling, Swiss botanist and molecular biology pioneer, is born.Ref: 2
1900*Margaret Mitchell Pulitzer Prize-winning author: Gone with the Wind [1937]; is born.Ref: 4
1913*Robert Strauss NYC, actor (Sgt Gruzewsky-Mona McCluskey), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Norman Lloyd Jersey City NJ, actor (Auschlander-St Elsewhere), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Peter Ulrich Weiss, German novelist and dramatist (Marat/Sade, The Investigation), is born.Ref: 2
1916*June Havoc Seattle Wash, actress (Willy, Panic, GE Theater), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Gene Saks actor: A Fine Romance, Prisoner of Second Avenue, A Thousand Clowns; director: Barefoot in the Park, Mame, The Odd Couple, Cactus Flower, is born.Ref: 4
1921*Jerome Hines Hollywood CA, basso (I am The Way), is born.Ref: 5
1921*Walter Mirisch Academy Award-winning producer: The Apartment [1960], is born.Ref: 4
1922*Christiaan Barnard surgeon, medical pioneer: performed first known heart transplant [1967]; author: Good Life, Good Death: A Doctor’s Case for Euthanasia and Suicide; is born.Ref: 4
1923*-Jack S. Kilby, inventor of the integrated circuit, is born. 
1925*Joe Flynn actor: The Tim Conway Show, McHale’s Navy, The Joey Bishop Show, The George Gobel Show, The Bob Newhart Show, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, Superdad, Million Dollar Duck, The Barefoot Executive, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes; is born.Ref: 68
1927*Patti Page (Clara Ann Fowler) singer: Tennessee Waltz, Old Cape Cod, I Went to Your Wedding, Doggie in the Window, Allegheny Moon, Steam Heat, Cross over the Bridge; in film: Elmer Gantry, is born Claremont OK.Ref: 3
1927*Chris Conner singer: I Miss You So, Trust in Me, is born.Ref: 4
1930*Bob Harris Long Beach CA, actor (Jim-Troubleshooters), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Morley Safer Toronto Canada, TV newscaster (60 Minutes), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Esther Rolle, Pompano Beach FL, actress (Florida-Good Times, Maude), is born.Ref: 68
1935*Alain Delon actor: Nouvelle Vague, The Concorde: Airport ’79, Gypsy, Red Sun, Is Paris Burning?, Honor Among Thieves, Rocco and His Brothers, Sois Belle et Tais-Toi, is born.Ref: 4
1936*Edward G Gibson Buffalo NY, astronaut (Skylab 4), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Rodney Slater musician: saxophone, trumpet: group: The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band: I’m the Urban Spaceman, Look at Me I’m Wonderful, Bad Blood, Straight from My Heart, is born.Ref: 4
1942*Angel Cordero Jr. National Horse Racing Hall of Famer: Jockey of the Year [1982, 1983]; winner of Breeder’s Cup [1985 Distaff, 1988 Juvenile Fillies, 1988 & 1989 Sprint), Kentucky Derby [1974, 1985], Preakness [1976, 1980, 1984], Belmont [1976], is born.Ref: 5
1944*Ed Kranepool baseball: NY Mets [only player to have played in each of Mets’ first 17 seasons; holds Mets’ record for most games played: 1853], is born.Ref: 4
1944*Bonnie Bramlett songwriter, singer: group: Delaney and Bonnie and Friends, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Roy Wood (Ulysses Adrian Wood) musician, singer, songwriter: formed Electric Light Orchestra: 10538 Overture; group: Wizzard: See My Baby Jive, Angel Fingers, Dear Elaine, Forever, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Margaret Rhea Seddon, Murfreesboro TN, MD/astro (STS 51D, STS 40), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Minnie Ripperton Chicago, singer (Loving You), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Dale A Gardner Fairmont MN, Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 8, STS 51A), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Bonnie Raitt Grammy Award-winning singer [1990]: Runaway, The Boy Can’t Help It, Something to Talk About, Sweet Forgiveness; actress: Urban Cowboy; musician: guitar; daughter of actor, John Raitt, is born is Los Angeles CA.Ref: 4
1949*Alan Berger musician: bass: group: Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes: I Don’t Wanna Go Home, The Fever, This Time It’s for Real, Love on the Wrong Side of Town, When You Dance, Hearts of Stone, is born.Ref: 4
1950*Charles ‘Boobie’ Clark football: Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Oilers; is born.Ref: 4
1951*Mary Hart, Sioux Falls SD, TV hostess (Entertainment Tonight), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Christie Hefner, daughter of Hugh Hefner, Playboy CEO, is born.Ref: 5
1953*Alfre Woodard Emmy Award-winning actress: Hill Street Blues: Alice in Wonderland [1983-1984]; guest performance: L.A. Law [1986-1987]; St. Elsewhere, Tucker’s Witch, Cross Creek, Miss Firecracker, Grand Canyon, Passion Fish, Bopha, Heart and Souls, is born.Ref: 4
1954*Rickie Lee Jones Chicago, singer (Chuck E's in Love), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Randi Brooks NYC, actress (Man With 2 Brains, Tightrope), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Terry Lee Miall musician: drums: group: Adam & The Ants: Goody Two-Shoes, Apollo Nine, is born.Ref: 4
1961*Leif Garrett actor: Spirit of ’76, Thunder Alley, Kid Vengeance, Three for the Road; singer: I Was Made for Dancin’, is born in Hollywood CA.Ref: 5
1967*Courtney Thorne-Smith actress: Melrose Place, Fast Times, Day by Day, Breach of Conduct, Side Out, Welcome to 18, Summer School, Revenge of the Nerds 2: Nerds in Paradise, Lucas, is born.Ref: 4
1967*Kim Dugger Wichita KS, Miss KS-America (1991), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Zara Whites actress: X-rated films, is born.Ref: 4
1968*Parker Posey Baltimore MD, actress (Tess Shelby-As the World Turns), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Roxana Zal Emmy Award-winning actress: Something about Amelia [1984]; Shattered Spirits, Under the Boardwalk, Goodbye, Miss 4th of July, River’s Edge, Testament, Table for Five, is born.Ref: 4
1973*Gretchen Mol actress: The Magnificent Ambersons, Donnie Brasco, Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground, Rounders, Finding Graceland, The Thirteenth Floor, is born.Ref: 4
1975*Tara Reid actress: The Big Lebowski, American Pie series, Body Shots, Dr. T & the Women, Josie and the Pussycats, is born.Ref: 4
400*(year uncertain) Saint Martin dies. (Jones, Allison, "Saints", ©1992, ISBN 0-550-17014-6) 
618*Pope St. Deusdedit dies.Ref: 5
1308 Duns Scotus, who coined the word "dunce", dies.Ref: 5
1520 Danish King Christian II executes Swedish nobles in Stockholm bloodbath.Ref: 10
1527*Hieronymus Emser, German theologian, lecturer, editor and essayist, dies at age 49.Ref: 70
1674*John Milton poet: Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, Samson Agonistes; civil rights activist; dies at age 65.Ref: 4
1803 James Christie dies.Ref: 10
1828*Thomas Bewick illustrator [of books]: Fables of Aesop, History of Quadrapeds, British Birds; dies.Ref: 4
1830 Emperor Francis I of Sicily dies.Ref: 10
1887*Doc Holliday, who fought on the side of the Earp brothers during the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral 6 years earlier, dies of tuberculosis in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.Ref: 2
1890*Cesar Franck, Belgian-French Romantic composer, dies at age 67 in Paris, France.Ref: 70
1901*Mary Ann Ball Bickerdyke, American Civil War nurse, dies at age 84.Ref: 70
1908 Victorien Sardou dies.Ref: 10
1933*King Nadir Shah of Afghanistan, assassinated by Abdul Khallig.Ref: 5
1964*Viljo Revell, Finnish architect, dies at age 54.Ref: 70
1965*Dorothy Kilgallen columnist (What's My Line?), dies at 52.Ref: 5
1968*Wendell Corey actor: The Rainmaker, Sorry Wrong Number, Rear Window, Buckskin, The Astro-Zombies, The Light in the Forest; dies at age 54.Ref: 5
1969*Kam Tong actor (Have Gun Will Travel, Mr Garlund), dies at 62.Ref: 5
1974*Bundy victim (?) Debi Kent disappears in Salt Lake City, UT.Ref: 5
1974*Ivory Joe Hunter singer, musician: piano: Since I Met You Baby, I Almost Lost My Mind, I Need You So; songwriter: Ain’t That Loving You Baby, My Wish Come True, Blues at Sunrise; dies.Ref: 4
1977*Bucky Harris dies on his birthday. The 'Boy Wonder' was a player-manager for the Senators in the 1920's.Ref: 1
1978*Norman Rockwell artist: widely known for his realistic, homespun cover art for The Saturday Evening Post, dies in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, at age 84.Ref: 4
1983*Robert Agnew, director, died at 84 of kidney failure.Ref: 5
1986*Beatrice Kay singer/actress (Sister Sue-Calvin & the Col), dies at 78Ref: 5
1986*Vyacheslav M. Molotov, Russian statesman and foreign minister, dies at age 96.Ref: 70
1987*A bomb planted by the Irish Republican Army exploded as crowds gathered in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, for a ceremony honoring Britain's war dead. Eleven people were killed.Ref: 70
1988*900 die as earthquake hits China.Ref: 5
1988*Kingman Brewster, American educator, diplomat; president of Yale University (1963-77), dies at age 69.Ref: 70
1998*John Hunt, English mountaineer, explorer and army officer, dies at age 88.Ref: 70
1999*Leon Stukelj, Olympic gold medalist: gymnast [2 gold medals in 1924]; first gymnast from Slovenia to win an Olympic gold medal, dies 4 days before his 101st birthday.Ref: 4

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