Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
November 13th

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1564*Pius IV ordered his bishops and scholars to subscribe to "Professio Fidei," the Profession of the Tridentine Faith recently formulated at the Council of Trent (1545_63) as the new and final definition of the Roman Catholic faith.Ref: 5
1618*In the Dutch commune of Dordrecht, the Synod of Dort convened to discuss the Arminian controversy vexing the Reformed faith. In the end, about 200 Arminian (Remonstrant) ministers were deposed and fifteen were placed under arrest and later expelled from the country.Ref: 5
1789*Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter to a friend in which he said, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."Ref: 5
1835*Texans officially proclaim independence from Mexico, and calls itself the Lone Star Republic, after its flag, until its admission to the Union in 1845.Ref: 2
1839*First US anti-slavery party, Liberty Party, convenes in NY.Ref: 5
1843*Mt Rainier in Washington State erupts.Ref: 5
1849*Peter Burnett elected first governor of CA.Ref: 5
1851*St. Petersburg-Moscow railway opened.Ref: 89
1860*South Carolina's legislature calls a special convention to discuss secession from the Union.Ref: 2
1865*US issues first gold certificates.Ref: 5
1867*The roof is completed on the new Xenia (Ohio) City Hall. (XDG, 10/2/1981)Ref: 83
1868*American Philological Association organized in NY.Ref: 5
1878*New Mexico Governor Lew Wallace offers amnesty to many participants of the Lincoln County War, but not to gunfighter Billy the Kid. Billy the Kid's Great Escape.Ref: 2
1880*Sir Redmond Barry, the judge who sentenced Australian bushranger and folk hero Edward "Ned" Kelly, suddenly takes ill. He dies shortly thereafter.Ref 
1882*The Cleveland School of Art is established. 
1887*Bloody Sunday occurs in Trafalgar Square, London as Socialist and Irish demonstrators foughtRef: 62
1895*The first shipment of canned pineapple is received from HawaiiRef: 5
1900 Brothers and Sisters of Red Death attempt mass suicide before world ends.Ref: 62
1914*A Western Federation of Miners strike is crushed by the militia in Butte, Montana.Ref: 59
1921 US, France, Japan & British Empire sign a Pacific Treaty.Ref: 5
1927*After seven years of construction and over $48 million, the Holland Tunnel, NY City’s connection to Jersey City, NJ, opened to traffic. It was named after the chief engineer of construction, Clifford Milburn Holland, who died before the tunnel was completed.Ref: 4
1930*The first revolving milk platform was used -- in Plainsboro, NJ. For the first time, 1,680 cows could be milked in seven hours.Ref: 4
1931*Hattie Caraway (D-AK) appointed first US woman senator.Ref: 5
1933*The first sit-down strike was started. The U.S. Workers at the Hormel Packing Company plant in Austin, Minnesota (the home of SPAM) took action against management.Ref: 4
1940*Willys Motor Co. tested the 1st Jeep.Ref: 51
1940*U.S. Supreme Court rules in Hansberry v. Lee that African Americans cannot be barred from white neighborhoods.Ref: 2
1945*Charles de Gaulle is elected president of France.Ref: 2
1956*The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously strikes down two Alabama laws requiring racial segragation on public buses.Ref: 2
1962*The name of St. Joseph was added to the canon of the Roman Catholic mass. It constituted the first alteration made to this canon since the seventh century.Ref: 5
1963*(and 14th) An avalanche occurs in Grand Riviere du Nord, Haiti.Ref: 81
1967*Carl B Stokes sworn-in as first major city black mayor (Cleveland Oh).Ref: 5
1969*Speaking in Des Moines, IA, Vice President Spiro T. Agnew accused network television news departments of bias and distortion, and urged viewers to lodge complaints.Ref: 5
1969*(My Lai) First Story of My Lai published.Ref: 87
1970*Lt Gen Hafez al-Assad becomes PM of Syria following military coup.Ref: 5
1970*VP Spiro Agnew calls TV executives "impudent snobs".Ref: 5
1974*(My Lai) Peers Report released in part.Ref: 87
1979*Ronald Reagan in NY announces his candidacy for President.Ref: 5
1982*The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, "The Wall," is dedicated in Washington, D.C.Ref: 41
1986*US violates Iran arms boycott.Ref: 5
1986*The state of CA put Fricot City on the auction block for $8.8 million. The ‘city’ was actually the former ranch/private estate of Desiré Fricot. It had become a CA Youth Authority camp in 1945. Located about 60 miles southeast of Sacramento, Fricot City featured some twenty homes, two gymnasiums, two swimming pools, a full twelve-grade school, a fire station, an infirmary and a chapel.Ref: 4
1998*President Clinton agreed to pay Paula Jones $850,000 to drop her sexual harassment lawsuit, with no apology or admission of guilt, ending the four-year legal battle that spurred impeachment proceedings against him. (XDG, p 4A, 11/13/2003)Ref: 83
2000*Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush failed to win a court order barring manual recounts of ballots in Florida. Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris announced she would end the recounting at 5 p.m. the next day prompting an immediate appeal by Democratic candidate Al Gore.Ref: 70
2001*Bishop Wilton Gregory was elected the first black president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.Ref: 70
2002*U.S. Roman Catholic bishops overwhelmingly approved a compromise sex abuse policy after the Vatican demanded they make changes to balance fairness to priests with compassion for victims.Ref: 70
2002*Claiming Iraq was seeking the "path of peace," Saddam Hussein's government agreed to the return of international weapons inspectors.Ref: 70
1805*Frankfurter recipe invented by Viennese butcher Johann Lehner.Ref: 10
1851*The London-to-Paris telegraph begins operation.Ref: 2
1897*The first metal dirigible is flown from Tempelhof Field in Berlin.Ref: 2
1907*French cyclist Paul Cornu flies a twin rotor helicopter.Ref: 5
1914*The brassiere, invented by Caresse Crosby, is patented.Ref: 2
1914*The bra patented by Mary Phelps Jacob.Ref: 10
1946*The first artificial snow is produced -- by Vincent J. Schaefer on Mt. Greylock, Massachusetts.Ref: 4
1952*Harvard's Paul Zoll becomes the first man to use electric shock to treat cardiac arrest.Ref: 2
1971*Mariner 9, first to orbit another planet (Mars).Ref: 5
1978*NASA launches HEAO.Ref: 5
1986*NASA launches space vehicle S-199.Ref: 5
1002*English king Ethelred II (The Unready) launches massacre of Danish settlers (St. Brice's Day Massacre).Ref: 5
1474 In the Swiss-Burgundian Wars, Swiss infantry shatters the army of Charles the Bold at Hericourt near Belfort, countering his march to Lorraine.Ref: 2
1715*Jacobite Rebellion in Scotland, defeat of the Jacobites at the Battle of Sheriffmuir.Ref: 92
1775*U.S. forces capture Montreal during the American Revolution.Ref: 5
1916*British advance along the Ancre.Ref: 38
1941*In Canada, the M-1000 Committee for researching biological warfare discusses anthrax, plague, typhoid, and cholera as possible directions for offensive weapons. They even discuss the deasibility of dropping infected rats with parachutes on enemy territory. 
1941*A German U-boat, the U-81 torpedoes Great Britain's premier aircraft carrier, the HMS Ark Royal. The ship sinks the next day.Ref: 2
1942*The U.S.S. San Francisco engages in the Battle of Guadalcanal in the South Pacific. The ship and crew fought heroically but 98 men, including Rear Admiral Daniel Judson Callaghan and Captain Cassin Young were killed. The severely-damaged ship managed to return to San Francisco and a hero's welcome.Ref: 37
1942*Lt Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower flies to Algeria to conclude an agreement with French Admiral Jean Darlan. The Admiral would be assassinated soon after.Ref: 2
1942*The minimum draft age is lowered from 21 to 18. (XDG, p 4A, 11/13/2003)Ref: 83
2001 (Afghan Conflict) Afghanistan's ruling Taliban abandons the capital of Kabul without a fight, allowing U.S.-backed northern alliance fighters to take over the city.Ref: 70
1875 National Bowling Association organized in NYC.Ref: 5
1875*Harvard-Yale game is first college football contest with uniforms.Ref: 5
1886*John L Sullivan knocks out Paddy Ryan in a bare knuckle fight in San Francisco in the 3rd round.Ref: 97
1899*The National League announces starting next season there will be two umpires working each game.Ref: 1
1900*Baltimore Orioles (now NY Yankees) enter baseball's American League.Ref: 5
1931*Yankee owner Jacob Ruppert buys the International League's Newark franchise. The Bears will be very successful and will send many players to the Bronx.Ref: 1
1934*Bucky Harris is hired again in Washington replacing manager Joe Cronin, who has been sold to Boston. The 'Boy Wonder' previously managed the Senators to American League championships in 1924 and 1925Ref: 1
1937*Heisman Trophy winner halfback/quarterback Clint Frank of Yale caries 19 times, sets a school record with 190 yards, 4 TDs in a 26-0 win over Princeton. (Sports Illustrated, 11/12/2001) 
1940*Alice Marble turned pro. The tennis star signed for $25,000 plus a percentage of the gate receipts.Ref: 4
1951*The Japanese Pacific League All-Star team beats Lefty O'Doul's All-Stars, 3-1. It is the first time an American professional team has lost to to professional players of another country.Ref: 1
1958*NY's mayor Robert Wagner announces the preliminary plans for the Continental League. Chairman William Shea implies that the new third major league might raid National and American League rosters.Ref: 1
1964*Bob Petit (St Louis Hawks) becomes first NBAer to score 20,000 points.Ref: 5
1965*Heisman Trophy winner running back Mike Garrett of USC rushes 26 times for 156 yards and 3 TDs in a 28-0 win against Pittsburgh. (Sports Illustrated, 11/12/2001) 
1968*Edging out Pete Rose, Bob Gibson wins the National League MVP award (22-9, 268 strikeouts, 1.12 ERA).Ref: 1
1973*Oakland A's Reggie Jackson wins AL MVP unanimously.Ref: 5
1974*Steve Garvey wins the National League MVP Award. The Dodger first baseman had a .312 BA, with 21 home runs and 111 RBIs .Ref: 1
1977*25th Islander shut-out Resch 6-0 Gilles scores on 5th penalty shot.Ref: 5
1978*The Yankees sign pitcher Luis Tiant as free agent to a two-year $875,000 contract.Ref: 1
1979*For the first time in major league history two players are named co-winners of National MVP award as Cardinal first baseman Keith Hernandez shares the honor with outfielder Pirate Willie Stargell.Ref: 1
1982*Korean boxer Duk Koo Kim fatally injured when KOed by Ray Mancini.Ref: 5
1984*Ryne Sandberg (314, 19, 84) becomes the first Cub to win the National MVP Award since Ernie Banks did it in 1959 .Ref: 1
1985*Dwight Gooden, youngest 20 game winner, wins Cy Young award.Ref: 5
1989*After 16 years with the same team, Jim Rice is released by the Red Sox. Rice retires from the game with a career .298 avg. with 382 HRs.Ref: 1
1990*A's hurler Bob Welch (27-6, 2.95,127) wins the AL Cy Young Award. His 27 wins are the most in the majors since 1972 when Steve Carlton won that many for the last place Phillies.Ref: 1
1992*Riddick Bowe defeats Evander Holyfield in the 12th round to win the Heavyweight Boxing title. 
1996*Padres third baseman Ken Caminiti is the fourth unanimous winner of the National League MVP.Ref: 1
1997*Rockies outfielder Larry Walker (.366, 49, 130) is named the National League MVP becoming the first Canadian in either league to win the honor.Ref: 1
1999*Lennox Lewis wins a 12-round decision to win all three heavyweight boxing titles (WBA, IBF and WBC) Saturday night, beating Evander Holyfield in a rematch of their controversial March draw.Ref: 9
2000*Becoming the first pitcher to win the American League Cy Young award unanimously in consecutive years, Red Sox hurler Pedro Martinez (18-6,1.74) has copped the 'top pitcher' honor three of the last four seasons.Ref: 1
2001*Randy Johnson (21-6, 2.49, 372) wins his fourth Cy Young Award, his third straight as a member of the Diamondbacks. The 'Big Unit', who also won the honor in 1995 with the Mariners, is the second pitcher to win three consecutive Cy Young awards joining Greg Maddux who won four in a row from 1992-95.Ref: 1
2002*The Giants select former Expo veteran skipper Felipe Alou to replace Dusty Baker as their new manager. The 67-year-old Dominican Republic native compiled a 691-717 record during his ten years at the helm with Montreal and was selected as the National League Manager of the Year in the 1994 strike-shortened season.Ref: 1
2003*Los Angeles Dodger relief pitcher Eric Gagne wins the National League Cy Young Award. (USA Today, p 13C, 11/14/2003)Ref: 13
2003*Notre Dame is considering ending it's conference independence and has made inquiries into full membership in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Such a move would stabilize its position in the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) and widen its recruiting base. (USA Today, p 1A, 11/13/2003)Ref: 13
1830 Oliver Wendell Holmes publishes "Old Ironsides".Ref: 5
1862 Lewis Carroll writes in his diary, "Began writing the fairy-tale of Alice--I hope to finish it by Christmas."Ref: 2
1865 PT Barnum's New American museum opens in Bridgeport.Ref: 5
1921 "The Sheik," starring Rudolph Valentino, is released.Ref: 5
1937*NBC forms first full-sized symphony orchestra exclusively for radio.Ref: 5
1940*The first stereo movie. Walt Disney's "Fantasia" opened. The film did poorly at the US box office and was cut off from foriegn markets by World War Two. The film didn't turn a profit until it was re-released in the late 60s (after Walt's death).Ref: 73
1941 The Federal Communications Commission allows 18 television stations to begin broadcasting. Two of them are ready to go that day -- the New York stations owned by NBC and CBS.Ref: 25
1943*Leonard Bernstein replaced an indisposed Bruno Walter as conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.Ref: 4
1948 The Archbishop of Canterbury receives the original manuscript of Alice in Wonderland from the Library of Congress. An American outbid others trying to secure the document, but donations allowed the English to buy it back for the British Museum.Ref: 4
1955*NBC showed the first live TV program from a foreign country (noncontiguous). Scenes from Havana, Cuba were seen by viewers of Dave Garroway’s Wide Wide World program.Ref: 4
1960*Sammy Davis Jr marries Swedish actress May Britt.Ref: 5
1965*Julie Harris starred in Skyscraper, which opened on Broadway in NY City. The musical ran for seven months.Ref: 4
1968*This was a good day for The Beatles. Their movie, Yellow Submarine, premiered in the U.S. and the single, Hey Jude, topped the pop music charts.Ref: 4
1975*“Whoa Whoa Whoa, Feeeelings.” One of the great lounge-lizard songs of all time, Feelings by Morris Albert, went gold.Ref: 4
1977*After 43 years as a regular feature in hundreds of newspapers, Al Capp brought his comic strip, Li’l Abner, to a final conclusion.Ref: 4
1981*Ringo releases "Wrack My Brains".Ref: 5
1982*Business as Usual, the smash album by Men at Work, started a fifteen-week run at number one in the U.S. The tracks: Who Can It Be Now?, I Can See It in Your Eyes, Down Under, Underground, Helpless Automation, People Just Love to Play with Words, Be Good Johnny, Touching the Untouchables, Catch a Star, Down by the Sea.Ref: 4
1989*Paul McCartney releases "Figure of 8" & Ou Est Le Soleil".Ref: 5
354*Birth of St. Augustine of Hippo, greatest of the Early Latin Church Fathers. Of his many writings, two have endured: "Confessions" describes the circumstances leading to his conversion to the Christian faith, and "The City of God" was written as a Christian view of the sacking of Rome by the Visigoths in the year 410.Ref: 5
1312*Edward III, King of England (1327-77), who won victories against such renowned foes as Baybars, Llewellyn and Wallace, is born.Ref: 2
1486*Johann Albert Eck, German theologian, is born.Ref: 70
1792*Edward John Trelawney England, traveler/author (Adv of Younger Son), is born.Ref: 5
1831*James Maxwell Edinburgh Scot, physicist (Treatise on Electricity), is born.Ref: 5
1838*Joseph F Smith 6th President of Mormon church, is born.Ref: 5
1850*Robert Louis Stevenson, author: Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde, A Child’s Garden of Verses; is born.Ref: 4
1853 John Drew is born.Ref: 10
1854*George Whitefield Chadwick Lowell MA, composer (Judi Van Winke), is born.Ref: 5
1856*(US Supreme Court Justice) Louis Brandeis, jurist: Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court [1916-1939], the first Jew to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, is born.Ref: 68
1862*Mary Henrietta Kingsley, English traveler and writer, is born.Ref: 70
1882*John Lowry Mount Vernon NY, NYC builder (Radio City Music Hall), is born.Ref: 5
1898*Earl Sande jockey (Hall of Famer), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Conrad Thibault Northbridge MA, singer (Jacques Fray Music Room), is born.Ref: 5
1906*Hermione Baddeley England, actress (Camp Runamuck, Maude, Good Life), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Eugene Ionesco, Romanian-born dramatist (The Bald Soprano, Rhinoceros), is born.Ref: 2
1913*Alexander Scourby actor: The Big Heat, Affair in Trinidad; is born.Ref: 4
1915 Howard Cooke, Jamaica, (1991 Mico Gold Medal Award), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Jack Elam actor: Support Your Local Sheriff, High Noon, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Cannonball Run series, Pocketful of Miracles, Rawhide, Temple Houston, The Texas Wheelers, The Dakotas, is born in Miami AZ.Ref: 4
1917*Robert Sterling Newcastle PA, actor (George Kirby-Adv of Topper), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Jack Narz Louisville KY, TV gameshow host (Dotto, Video Village), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Madeleine Sherwood actress: The Flying Nun, Hurry Sundown, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Broken Vows, Sweet Bird of Youth, is born.Ref: 4
1922*Oskar Werner actor: Ship of Fools, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Voyage of the Damned, Fahrenheit 451; is born.Ref: 4
1923*Linda Christian, Tampico, Mexico, actress (Athena, VIPs, Battle Zone), is born.Ref: 68
1928*Steve Bilko baseball: St. Louis Cardinals 1B, Cubs, Reds, Dodgers, Tigers, Angels; is born.Ref: 4
1930*Fred Harris (Sen-D-OK), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Richard Mulligan, Emmy Award-winning actor: Soap [1979-1980], is born.Ref: 4
1932*Olga Fikotova Czech, discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1956), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Adrienne Corri Glasgow Scotland, actress (River, Dr Zhivago), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Garry Marshall producer: The Odd Couple, Mork & Mindy, Happy Days, brother of actress Penny Marshall, is born.Ref: 4
1938*Jean Seberg, actress: Paint Your Wagon, The Mouse That Roared, Airport, Joan of Arc, Bonjour Tristesse; is born in Marshaltown IA.Ref: 4
1939*Wes (Maurice Wesley) Parker baseball: LA Dodgers [World Series: 1965, 1966/Gold Glove 1967-1972], is born.Ref: 4
1941*Dack (Norman) Rambo actor: Dallas, All My Children, The Guns of Will Sonnett, Sword of Justice, The New Loretta Young Show; is born in Delano CA.Ref: 4
1941*Mel (Melvin Leon, Sr.) Stottlemyre baseball: pitcher: NY Yankees [World Series: 1964/all-star 1965, 1966, 1968-1970]Ref: 4
1942*Beth Brickell, Camden Arkansas, actress (Gentle Ben), is born.Ref: 5
1943*John Paul Hammond, NYC, blues singer (So Many Roads), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Joe Mantegna Tony Award-winning actor: Glengarry Glenn Ross [1984]; House of Games, Things Change, Airheads, Queen?s Logic, The Godfather Part III, Elvis: The Movie, The Money Pit, Three Amigos, Comedy Zone, is born in Chicago IL.Ref: 5
1948*Sheila Frazier actress: The Hitter, Three the Hard Way, I?m Gonna Git You Sucker, Super Fly, Firehouse, The Lazarus Syndrome, is born in New York City.Ref: 4
1949*Whoopi Goldberg [Caryn Johnson], NYC, Academy Award-winning actress (Color Purple, Burglar), is born. (also TWA, 1998)Ref: 5
1949*Terry Reid guitarist (River, Bang Bang You're Terry Reid), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Charlie Tickner figure skater: Ice Capades, bronze medalist: Winter Olympics [1980]; U.S. Champion [1977, 1978, 1979, 1980], is born.Ref: 4
1953*Tracy Scoggins Galveston TX, actress (Colbys, Gumshoe Kid), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Chris Noth actor: Law & Order, Burnzy?s Last Call, Jakarta, Baby Boom, Sex and the City, is born.Ref: 4
1959*Caroline Goodall actress: Schindler's List, Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story, Hook, Cliffhanger, The Princess Diaries, is born.Ref: 4
1959*Tracy Scoggins actress: Lois and Clark The New Adventures of Superman, Hawaiian Heat, Dynasty, The Colbys, Alien Intruder, Dead On, The Gumshoe Kid, is born.Ref: 4
1963*(Heisman Trophy 1986) Vinny Testaverde, football: QB: University of Miami [Heisman Trophy winner: 1986]; Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Baltimore Ravens, is born.Ref: 4
1968*Steve Zahn actor: Bye Bye Birdie, Sophistry, Reality Bites, Crimson Tide, That Thing You Do!, From the Earth to the Moon, You?ve Got Mail, Chain of Fools, Dr. Dolittle 2, Riding in Cars with Boys, is born.Ref: 4
1971*John Francis Zingg Boston MA, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun Boys), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Shom-Rock rocker (Young Nation), is born.Ref: 5
1972*T-Haxx rocker (DYC), is born.Ref: 5
867*St Nicholas I (the Great) pope (858-67), dies.Ref: 5
1460*Henry the Navigator prince of Portugal, sponsor of voyages of exploration, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1619*Lodovico Carracci, Italian painter and printmaker, dies at age 64.Ref: 4
1770*George Grenville, English first lord of the Treasury (1763-5), dies at age 58Ref: 70
1829 Sam Patch loses his life in a 125' dive into Genesse Falls.Ref: 5
1854*"New Era" sinks off NJ coast with loss of 300.Ref: 5
1868*Gioacchino (Antonio) Rossini composer (Barber of Seville), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1903*Camille Pissarro, French Impressionist painter, dies at age 73.Ref: 70
1903 King Malcolm III Scotland dies.Ref: 10
1909*259 miners die in a fire at St Paul Mine at Cherry Ill.Ref: 5
1915*Nathaniel Benchley, American author, is born in Newton MA.Ref: 68
1935*Frank Navin, owner of the Detroit Tigers, dies of a heart ailment at 64. Walter Briggs Sr., already half-owner of the club, purchased the remainder of the team and became president.Ref: 86
1948*Roark Bradford, American novelist and short-story writer, dies at age 52.Ref: 70
1952*Margaret Wise Brown, American writer of children's books, dies at age 42.Ref: 70
1955 24,000 lb. bull African elephant killed in Angola by Hungarian J.J. Fenykovi.Ref: 10
1960*Fire in movie theater kills 152 children (Amude Spain).Ref: 5
1961*Wally Brown actor (Jed Fame-Cimarron City), dies at 57.Ref: 5
1965*"Yarmouth Castle" burns & sinks off Bahamas, killing 89.Ref: 5
1970*Cyclone kills estimated 300,000 in Chittagong Bangladesh.Ref: 5
1973*Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian-born French dress designer, dies at age 83.Ref: 70
1974*Karen Silkwood, a technician and union activist at the Kerr-McGee Cimarron plutonium plant near Crescent, Okla., is killed in a car crash under suspicious circumstances.Ref: 70
1974*Vittorio De Sica director: The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, Marriage Italian Style, Two Women, The Bicycle Thief; actor: The Shoes of the Fisherman, It Started in Naples; dies at age 73.Ref: 4
1975*(Black Sox) Charles Risberg dies at age 81 in Red Bluff, CA. Former occupation – dairy farmer.Ref: 87
1975*Robert C. Sherriff, English playwright and screenwriter, dies at age 79.Ref: 70
1982*Babette Deutsch, American poet, critic, translator and novelist, dies at age 87.Ref: 70
1983*"Alvin" Junior Samples country singer (Hee Haw), dies at 56Ref: 5
1984*Dorothy Arnold actress, dies at 66Ref: 5
1985*A mudslide triggered by the Nevado del Ruiz volcano buried the city of Armero, Colombia, killing some 23,000 people.Ref: 70
1988*Antal Dorati symphony orchestra conductor; dies.Ref: 4
1996*Bill Doggett musician: Honky Tonk, Slow Walk; dies.Ref: 68
1999*Donald Mills singer: group: The Mills Brothers: Tiger Rag, Nobody’s Sweetheart, Dinah, Paper Doll, Glow Worm, You Always Hurt the One You Love, Cab Driver; dies. (TWA, 2001)Ref: 95
2002*Irv Rubin, the Jewish Defense League leader who prosecutors say plotted to bomb a southern California mosque, dies at age 57 from injuries from a suicide attempt in jail. (XDG, p 8A, 1/01/2003)Ref: 83
2003*The oldest person in the world, Mitoyo Kawate, of Hiroshima, Japan, dies of pneumonia at age 114. She was born May 15, 1889. (XDG, p 5A, 11/14/2003)Ref: 83

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