Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
November 16th

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1621*The Papal Chancery first adopted January 1st as the beginning of the calendar year. Previously, March was the first month, which explains why our modern names for the 9th through the 12th months begin instead with prefixes meaning "7" (sept), "8" (oct) "9" (nov) and "10" (dec).Ref: 5
1676*On Nantucket Island, located in the English colony of Massachusetts, local authorities hire William Bunker to establish the first prison in the America colonies.Ref: 3
1750*Westminster Bridge opens for traffic in London.Ref: 10
1798*British seamen board the U.S. frigate Baltimore and impress a number of crewmen as alleged deserters, a practice that contributed to the War of 1812.Ref: 2
1798*Kentucky becomes 1st state to nullify an act of Congress.Ref: 5
1806*(date given as "mid-November) A confidential agent sent by President Jefferson to investigate plots in the western states meets with Blennerhassett. Believing him to be a confederate, Blennerhassett reveals plans.Ref: 87
1869 Opening of the Suez CanalRef: 5
1902*A cartoon appears in the Washington Star, prompting the Teddy Bear Craze, after President Teddy Roosevelt refused to kill a captive bear tied up for him to shoot during a hunting trip to MS.Ref: 2
1907*(new state) Oklahoma, the Sooner State, was the 46th state to enter the United States of America. The word, Oklahoma, is a combination of two Choctaw words meaning red people. Then, why Sooner? Many, many OK homesteaders thought sooner was better than later, better to stake their homesteads first, before it was legal to do so.Ref: 4
1914*Federal Reserve System formally opens.Ref: 5
1918*Hungarian People's Republic declared.Ref: 5
1918*In NY City, the United Lutheran Church was organized by a merger of three general Lutheran bodies in the U.S. and Canada. (In 1962, the ULC became one of the branches of Lutheranism which formed the Lutheran Church in America.)Ref: 5
1920*Metered mail is born in Stamford, Connecticut with the first Pitney Bowes postage meter.Ref: 2
1925*American Association for the Advancement of Atheism formed in NY.Ref: 5
1933*The United States and the Soviet Union established diplomatic relations. President Roosevelt sent a telegram to Soviet leader Maxim Litvinov, expressing hope that United States-Soviet relations would "forever remain normal and friendly." (Go to article.)Ref: 70
1940*The Mad Bomber leaves his first (pipe) bombwhen in the Con Edison Building in New York City with a note that read, "Con Edison crooks, this is for you."Ref: 3
1942*Fermi's group begins constructing CP-1 at Staggs Field using round-the-clock shifts.Ref: 91
1942*Groves and Oppenheimer visit the Los Alamos mesa in New Mexico and select it for "Site Y".Ref: 91
1945*Yeshiva College (University), chartered in NY, is the 1st US Jewish College.Ref: 5
1945*Eighty-eight German scientists, holding Nazi secrets, arrive in the United States.Ref: 2
1946*The Evangelical United Brethren Church was constituted at Johnstown, PA by a merger of the United Brethren in Christ and the Evangelical Church. The new denomination originated in the work of two German Reformed pastors, Philip W. Otterbein and Martin Boehm, who had ministered among PA Germans two centuries earlier.Ref: 5
1948*President Harry S Truman rejects four-power talks on Berlin until the blockade is removed.Ref: 2
1950*UN gets US government approval to issue postage stamps.Ref: 5
1953*The United States joins in the condemnation of Israel for its raid on Jordan.Ref: 2
1955 The Big Four talks, taking place in Geneva on German reunification, end in failure.Ref: 2
1958*Six inches of snow fell on Tucson, Arizona.Ref: 4
1960*After the integration of two all-white schools, 2,000 whites riot in the streets of New Orleans.Ref: 2
1963*Toledo, OH newspaper strike began.Ref: 5
1966*Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard was acquitted in his second trial of charges he had murdered his pregnant wife, Marilyn, in 1954 and freed after 9 years in jail.Ref: 70
1970*(Manson) The state rests its case in the Manson trial. The defense announces, without having presented any evidence, that it also rests.Ref: 87
1973*President Nixon authorizes construction of the Alaskan pipeline.Ref: 5
1979*American Airlines is fined $500,000 for improper DC-10 maintenance.Ref: 2
1986*Gerber Products announced intentions to produce baby food in plastic jars, instead of glass -- a first for the industry.Ref: 4
1988*Estonia's parliament declared the Baltic republic "sovereign," but stopped short of complete independence.Ref: 70
1988 Benazir Bhutto wins first free Pakistani elections in 11 years.Ref: 5
1990*Soviet President Mikhail S Gorbachev told an angry Soviet legislature that he would fire government and military officials blocking his reform plans. (XDG, p 4A, 11/16/2000)Ref: 83
1990*Manuel Noriega claims US denied him a fair trial.Ref: 5
1990*Four of the so-called "Keating Five" went before the Senate Ethics Committee to deny any wrong-doing in helping failed savings-and-loan owner Charles Keating, Jr. (XDG, p 4A, 11/16/2000)Ref: 83
1992*Microsoft announces the immediate availability of Microsoft Access Database for Windows. 
1995*US Attorney General Janet Reno discloses she has Parkinson's Disease. (XDG, p 4A, 11/16/2000)Ref: 83
1997 China's most prominent pro- democracy campaigner, Wei Jingsheng, arrived in the United States after being released on medical parole after nearly 18 years in prison.Ref: 70
1998*TIME magazine (cover date Nov 16) reported in depth on Newt Gingrich’s resignation as Speaker of the U.S. House of Reprenstatives: Fall of the house of Newt, “An election shock ignites a Republican revolt: Gingrich is only the first victim in the growing fight for the party’s future.”Ref: 4
1999*13-year old Nathaniel Abraham, among the youngest murder defendents in US history, is convicted in Pontiac MI of second degree murder for shooting a stranger outside a convenience store with a rifle when he was 11. He was sentenced to juvenile detention. The decision on whether he will serve adult prison time is deferred. (XDG, p 4A, 11/16/2000)Ref: 83
2001*Congress passed an aviation security bill mandating that airport screeners be federal employees.Ref: 70
2001*Investigators found a letter addressed to Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., containing anthrax.Ref: 70
2002*(and 17th) Bangor and Caribou, Maine receive record snowfalls of 7 and 6.9 inches respectively. Previous snows were 1 inch in Bangor in 1969 and 3.9 inches in Caribou in 1966. (USA Today, p22A, 11/19/2002)Ref: 13
2002*(and 17th) The FBI raids the National Century Financial Enterprise headquarters in Dublin, OH based on an apparent misuse of $300M of reserve funds. (USA Today, p 1B, 11/19/2002)Ref: 13
1821*Trader William Becknell reaches Santa Fe, N.M., on the route that will become known as the Santa Fe Trail.Ref: 2
1824*Longest river in Australia Murray River - discovered by Hamilton Hume.Ref: 10
1841*Napoleon Guerin of New York City patents the cork life preserver (a jacket containing 18 to 20 quarts of grated cork).Ref: 4
1855*Missionary/explorer David Livingstone discovers, and names after his Queen, Victoria Falls.Ref: 10
1875*Dr. William G. Arlington Bonwill of Philadelphia, PA patented the dental mallet used to impact gold into cavities.Ref: 4
1965*Venera 3 launches, 1st to land on another planet (crashes into Venus).Ref: 5
1966*(and 17th) Probably one of biggest meteor showers in history in the northern latitudes of the Pacific (also on the night of the 17th)Ref: 62
1973*Skylab 3, carrying a crew of three astronauts, was launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on an 84-day mission.Ref: 70
1974*1st intentional interstellar radio message sent, Arecibo telescope towards M 41, a cluster of stars some 25,000 light years away.Ref: 5
1982*The space shuttle Columbia completes its first operational flight when it lands at Edwards AFB, CA.Ref: 2
1983*Microsoft releases Microsoft Word v1.0. Ref 
1984*14th Shuttle Mission (51A) -Discovery 2- lands at Kennedy Center.Ref: 5
1995*The space shuttle Atlantis docks with the orbiting Russian space station Mir. (XDG, p 4A, 11/15/2000)Ref: 83
1532*Pizarro seizes Incan emperor Atahualpa after victory at Cajamarca.Ref: 5
1632 Swedish (German Protestant) imperialists beat (Catholics under Count von Wallenstein) at Battle Lutzen.Ref: 10
1776*Lieutenant General Wilhelm von Knyphausen and a force of 3,000 Hessian mercenaries lay siege to Fort Washington. By the afternoon the Patriots are overwhelmed, and Colonel Robert Magaw agrees to surrender the fort and his nearly 3,000 men.Ref: 3
1813*The British announce a blockade of Long Island Sound, leaving only the New England coast open to shipping.Ref: 2
1846*General Zachary Taylor takes Saltillo, Mexico. General Zachary Taylor takes Saltillo, Mexico.Ref: 2
1864*Union General William T. Sherman departs Atlanta and begins his "March to the Sea."Ref: 2
1892 King Behanzin of Dahomey (now Benin), leads soldiers against the French.Ref: 2
1941*Canada's Winnipeg Grenadiers and Royal Rifles of Canada arrive in Hong Kong to aid in the defence of the island. RCN armed merchant cruiser Prince Robert escorted the troopship Awatea. 
1944*The Red Ball Express, an American supply outfit for Patton's 3rd Army, is terminated. 
1965*In the last day of the fighting at Landing Zone X-Ray, regiments of the U.S. first Cavalry Division repulse NVA forces in the Ia Drang Valley.Ref: 2
1967*U.S. planes hit Haiphong shipyard in North Vietnam for the first time.Ref: 2
1969*Lieutenant William Calley, Jr., faces a court martial for directing his platoon in the massacre of at least four hundred unarmed peasants in the Vietnamese village of My Lai.Ref: 3
1901*Three autos race on Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn, fastest speed achieved by Henry Fournier who drives a mile in 51 4/5 seconds.Ref: 5
1912*In failing health, Giant president John T. Brush dies aboard a train en route to CA. Harry Hempstead, his son in-law, will take over the club.Ref: 1
1916*Dario Resta, driving a Peugeot, wins the last Vanderbilt Cup race, held in Santa Monica, California.Ref: 3
1924*Cleveland Bulldogs lose to Frankford Yellowjackets, ends 31-game undefeated streak (NFL & major-league football record).Ref: 5
1926*The NY Rangers play their 1st game beating the Montreal Maroons 1-0.Ref: 5
1926*Plans are announced to double-deck Wrigley Field, increasing seating to 40,000.Ref: 86
1955 First speed-boat to exceed 200 mph (322 kph) (D.M. Campbell).Ref: 5
1960*Dick Groat is is selected as the National League's MVP. The World Champion Pirate shortstop led the league in hitting with a .325 average.Ref: 1
1961*The circular Mets logo, designed by sports cartoonist Ray Gatto is unveiled. The design, which represents all five boroughs with various symbols, is blue and orange, the team colors of the Dodgers and Giants, the franchises which left the 'Big Apple' and moved to the West Coast leaving NY without a National League representative.Ref: 1
1962*Braves' general manager John McHale and six others buy the team from Lou Perini. William Bartholomay, an insurance executive, will be chairman of the board.Ref: 1
1962*Wilt Chamberlain of NBA San Francisco Warriors scores 73 points vs NY.Ref: 5
1966*Edging out Dodger hurler Sandy Koufax (27-9, 1.73, 317Ks), Roberto Clemente is named the National League MVP. The Pirates right fielder hit .317 with 29 home runs and drove in 119 runs.Ref: 1
1974*Milwaukee Bucks lose their 11th straight NBA game (team record).Ref: 5
1975*Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears rushed for 105 yards in a game against the San Francisco 49ers. It was Payton’s first game of 100 plus yards. He did it over 50 times throughout his career and added two 200-yard games, as well.Ref: 4
1976*The Angels acquire Don Baylor as a free agent. He will become the only Angel to win the MVP Award [1979].Ref: 1
1976*Rick Barry (San Francisco), ends then longest NBA free throw streak of 60.Ref: 5
1977*Twins' first baseman Rod Carew wins the American League's MVP award. He led the league in hitting with a .338 batting average.Ref: 1
1978*Major Indoor Soccer League holds its first draft.Ref: 5
1979*Former Red and Expo Tony Perez signs as a re-entry free agent with the Red Sox.Ref: 1
1982*The 57-day strike by players in the National Football League ends. It was the first regular-season pro-football strike in the history of the NFL.Ref: 4
1984*Houston blocks 20 Denver shots tying NBA regulation game record.Ref: 5
1988*Jose Canseco becomes the American League's first unanimous MVP since Reggie Jackson won the award with Oakland in 1973.Ref: 1
1988*Robin Givens sues Mike Tyson for $125 million for libel.Ref: 5
1989*Astro outfielder Kevin Bass, who batted .300 last season, signs with National League champs Giants as a free agent.Ref: 1
1992*The Colorado Rockies' club signs free-agent first baseman Andres Galarraga.Ref: 86
1995*Ken Griffey Sr. becomes the fourth batting coach for the Colorado Rockies in as many years. Former big- league manager Jackie Moore is also named to the coaching staff.Ref: 86
1998*Toronto Blue Jay Roger Clemens named American League Cy Young Award winner for the second consecutive season, his fifth and the third in club history.Ref: 86
1999*After leading the major leagues in strikeouts, innings pitched and complete games, Randy Johnson gives the Arizona franchise its first major individual trophy by winning his second Cy Young Award.Ref: 86
1999*The new The Colorado Rockies GM grabs headlines again, this time with a seven-player deal: RHPs Darryl Kile, Dave Veres and Luther Hackman to St. Louis for RHPs Manny Aybar, Rick Croushore and Jose Jimenez and INF Brent Butler.Ref: 86
2000*Giant Jeff Kent (334, 33, 125) outpoints teammate Barry Bonds to become National League's MVP. The San Francisco infielder becomes the first second baseman to win the honor in since Ryne Sandberg of the Cubs won the award in 1984.Ref: 1
2001*In a four page decision, Hennepin County District Judge Harry Seymour Crump rules the Twins must play their home portion of the 2002 baseball season at the Metrodome and prohibits Twins owner Carl Pohlad from selling the team unless the new owner agrees to play next season's games in the Metrodome. The lower court decision, which is likely to be appealed, is the result of the major league's decision to contract two teams, one of which is likely to be Minnesota.Ref: 1
2002*Diamondbacks bench coach Bob Melvin is selected to be the Mariners' 12th manager in franchise history. The 41-year-old former major league catcher is replacing Lou Pinella, who asked to be release from his contract to take a job closer to his home and will pilot the Devil Rays next season.Ref: 1
2002*After piloting the Giants for 10 years and winning the 2002 National League pennant, Dusty Baker inks a four-year deal to manage the Cubs. Chicago, who hasn't been to the World Series since 1945, made it clear the 53-year old three-time National League Manager of the Year was the organization's first choice to the lead the team.Ref: 1
2002*The Braves, Marlins, Rockies complete a three-team trade which sends starting pitcher Mike Hampton and outfielder Juan Pierre to Florida with backstop Charles Johnson, outfielder Preston Wilson, southpaw reliever Vic Darensbourg and infield prospect Pablo Ozuna to the Colorado. The Marlins then sent Hampton to the Braves in exchange for righty reliever Tim Spooneybarger and pitching prospect Ryan Baker.Ref: 1
2002*The New York Yankees and the Yomiuri Giants sign an agreement to form a working relationship. Being the most successful teams in their respective leagues, the organizations hope to establish scouting and marketing ties which will benefit both teams.Ref: 1
1665 London Gazette (originally The Oxford Gazette) first published.Ref: 10
1864*To celebrate General Sherman’s march to the sea, Henry Clay wrote the song, Marching Through Georgia.Ref: 4
1908*Conductor Arturo Toscanini made his debut in the United States this day. He appeared at the Metropolitan Opera House in NY, conducting Aida.Ref: 4
1913*Swann's Way, the first volume of Marcel Proust's 7-part novel Remembrance of Things Past, is published.Ref: 2
1932*The Palace in NY City closed its doors. It was the most famous vaudeville theatre in America. Later, it became a movie house with live performances preceding the flicks; most notably: the team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in their heyday.Ref: 4
1935*The Rodgers and Hart musical, Jumbo, opened in NY City for a run of 233 performances.Ref: 4
1937*Bob Crosby and his orchestra recorded South Rampart Street Parade -- on Decca Records.Ref: 4
1952*"Our Goodly Heritage" debuted over CBS television. This Sunday morning Bible study program, hosted by William Rush Baer of NY University, aired a little over five years.Ref: 5
1955*"Davy Crockett's Keelboat Race" airs.Ref: 67
1955*"Sixteen Tons", by ‘TN’ Ernie Ford, hit #1 on the music charts.Ref: 4
1959*The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The Sound of Music" opened on Broadway.Ref: 70
1961 Metropolitan Museum in NY buys Rembrandt's "Aristotle Contemplating Bust of Homer" for $2.3M.Ref: 10
1970*Anne Murray received a gold record for Snowbird. She was the first Canadian recording artist to receive a gold record.Ref: 4
1973*John Lennon releases "Mind Games" album.Ref: 5
1974*John Lennon's #1 solo "Whatever Gets You Through the Night".Ref: 5
1974*NBC-TV began a two-night showing of the award-winning motion picture, The Godfather, starring Marlon Brando. The film represented the highest price paid for a movie shown on TV. NBC paid Paramount Pictures $10 million for the showing of the picture, a deal Paramount “...just couldn’t refuse.”Ref: 4
1979*Paul McCartney releases "Wonderful Christmas".Ref: 5
1981*Fiction: Luke marries Laura on General Hospital.Ref: 5
1984*John Lennon releases "Every Man has a Woman Who Loves Him".Ref: 5
1986*The first comic miniseries was presented. Fresno poked fun at soap operas -- on CBS-TV.Ref: 4
1987*Lisa Bonet marries Lenny Kravitz.Ref: 5
1987*Paul McCartney releases "Once Upon a Long Ago".Ref: 5
-42*-BC- Tiberius Caesar, 2nd Roman emperor (14-37 AD), is born.Ref: 5
1766*Rodolphe Kreutzer France, composer/virtuoso violinist (Paris Conserv), is born.Ref: 5
1811*John Bright, British Victorian radical who founded the Anti-Corn Law League, is born.Ref: 2
1827*Charles Eliot Norton, American scholar, is born.Ref: 70
1839*Louis-Honore Frechette, Canadian poet, is born.Ref: 2
1873*W. C. Handy, the American composer known as the "father of the blues", is born.Ref: 70
1886*Arthur B. Krock, American political journalist, is born.Ref: 70
1888*Burnet Corwin Tuthill NYC, composer (Laurentia), is born.Ref: 5
1888*Clinton Golden, PA founder (United Steelworkers of America), is born.Ref: 5
1889*George S. (Simon) Kaufman playwright: The Cocoanuts, A Night at the Opera, [w/Moss Hart]: The Man Who Came to Dinner, You Can?t Take It with You, is born in Pittsburgh PA.Ref: 4
1889*Charlotte Benkner, of North Lima OH, is born. In November of 2003 she will become the world's oldest person. (XDG, p 5A, 11/14/2003)Ref: 83
1895*Michael Arlen Armenia, English writer (An American Verdict), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Paul Hindemith composer: Gebrauchsmusik; operas: Cardillac, Matthias the Painter; concertmaster: Frankfurt Opera; conductor & viola soloist: Amar-Hindemith String Quartet; organized Turkey?s symphony orchestra; teacher: Berlin Conservatory, Yale University, University of Zurich; is born in Hanau, Germany.Ref: 5
1896*Lawrence Tibbett, Bakersfield CA, baritone (Metropolitan 1923-50), is born.Ref: 5
1896*Sir Oswald Mosley, English fascist leader, is born.Ref: 70
1899*Mary Margaret McBride Paris MO, radio personality (WOR-AM, NYC)Ref: 5
1904*Eddie Condon Goodland IN, jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Albert ‘Eddie’ Condon musician: guitar, bandleader, promoter of Dixieland Jazz; is born.Ref: 4
1907*Burgess Meredith, Cleveland Ohio, actor (Mr Novak, Penguin-Batman, Rocky), is born.Ref: 68
1916*Daws Butler born, the voice of Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear and Elroy Jetson.Ref: 73
1920 Gene Littler is born.Ref: 10
1922*Computer designer, chief architect of the IBM 360, Gene Amdahl is born.Ref: 15
1922*Royal Dano actor: Mr. Lincoln, Ghoulies 2, The Red Badge of Courage, Huckleberry Finn, The Right Stuff, Johnny Guitar, The Trouble with Harry; is born in New York City.Ref: 4
1928*Clu Gulager Holdenville OK, actor (Virginian, Survivors, Tall Man), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Chinua Achebe Nigerian writer (Christmas in Biafra), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Bob Gibson singer, songwriter, leader of folk music movement in late '50s: John Riley, Old Blue, Daddy Roll 'Em, Wayfaring Stranger; duo: Gibson and [Bob] Camp; is born.Ref: 4
1932*Harry Chiti baseball: catcher: Chicago Cubs, KC Athletics, Detroit Tigers, NY Mets, is born.Ref: 4
1935*Clu Gulager actor: The Killing Device, My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys, I?m Gonna Git You Sucka, Return of the Living Dead, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy?s Revenge, Kenny Rogers as the Gambler series, Force of One, The Other Side of Midnight, Smile Jenny You?re Dead, The Last Picture Show, The Killers, The Virginian, The Tall Man, The Survivors, San Francisco International Airport, is born.Ref: 4
1935*Elizabeth Drew journalist (Politics & Money: The Road to Corruption), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Guy Stockwell NYC, actor (Chris-Adventures in Paradise), is born.Ref: 68
1941*Ann Dore McLaughlin US Secretary of Labor (1987- ), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Joanna Pettet actress: Best Sellers, Casino Royale, Double Exposure, Captains and the Kings, Knots Landing, is born.Ref: 4
1942*Donna McKechnie Pontiac Michigan, actress/dancer (Company), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Joanna Pettet London, actress (Knots Landing, Cry of the Innocent), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Martine van Hamel Belgium, ballerina (NYC Ballet Co), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Jo Jo (Joseph) White basketball: Boston Celtics: MVP 1976 playoffs, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Steve Railsback actor (Blue Monkey, Green Monkey, Escape 2000), is born.Ref: 5
1950*David Leisure actor (Joe Isuzu, Airplane, Charley-Empty Nest), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Carl J Meade IL, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 38, sk:STS-50), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Harvey Martin football: Dallas Cowboys DE: Super Bowls X, XII, XIII; is born.Ref: 4
1951*Herb Washington world indoor track records: 50 and 60-yard dashes: 5.0 and 5.8 seconds;baseball: Oakland A’s, is born.Ref: 4
1952*Glenn (Lawrence) Burke baseball: LA Dodgers [World Series: 1977], Oakland Athletics; is born.Ref: 4
1953*Griff Rhys Jones British humorist/actor (Morons From Outer Space), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Marg Helgenberger North Bend NB, actress (China Beach, Ryan's Hope), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Larry Mize golf champion: Masters [1987], is born.Ref: 4
1959*Corey Pavin golf: 14 PGA Tour victories; U.S. national teams: Walker Cup [1981]; USA vs. Japan [1982]; Nissan Cup [1985]; Ryder Cup [3: 1991, 1993, 1995]; The Presidents Cup 2: 1994, 1996, is born.Ref: 4
1963*Zina Garrison tennis: Olympic Gold Medalist [Seoul, 1988, w/Pam Shriver]; founder: Zina Garrison All-Court Tennis Academy [for inner city youth, Houston], is born.Ref: 4
1964*Dwight 'Doc' (Eugene) Gooden baseball: pitcher: NY Mets [Rookie of the Year: 1984/all-star: 1984-1986, 1988/Cy Young Award: 1985/World Series: 1986], NY Yankees, is born.Ref: 4
1966*Dean McDermott actor: Earth : Final Conflict, La Femme Nikita, Spenser : Small Vices, The Outer Limits, Rookies, Due South, Power Play, Brian's Song, is born.Ref: 4
1966*Tammy Lauren San Diego CA, actress (Angie, Out of the Blue), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Tricia Cast Medford NY, actress (Amanda-Bad News Bear, Young & Restless), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Lisa Bonet San Francisco CA, actress (Cosby Show, Different World, Angel Heart), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Bryan Abrams vocalist (Color Me Badd-I Want to Sex You Up), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Martha Plimpton actress (Goonies, Mosquito Coast), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Donald Wolf computer game creator, is born.Ref: 5
1979*Michael Faustino actor (brother of David), is born.Ref: 5
1200 Saint Hugh of LincolnRef: 10
1240*St.Edmund of Abington, English archbishop, dies at age 64.Ref: 70
1272*Henry III, King of England (1216-72), dies at age 65. He is buried in the church of St. Peter's at Westminster which he had rebuilt, in the former grave of Edward the Confessor, who's remains Henry had moved to a golden shrine.Ref: 70
1632 King Gustavus Adolphus Sweden dies.Ref: 10
1745*Johann von Hildebrandt, Austrian architect, dies at age 77.Ref: 70
1766*Dominikus Zimmermann, Bavarian Baroque architect, dies at age 81.Ref: 70
1885*Louis Riel French rebel who fought against Canada, executed at 41 for high treason.Ref: 5
1894 6,000 Armenians are massacred by Turks in Kurdistan.Ref: 5
1894*Death of James McCosh, 83, Scottish-born theologian and educator. President of Princeton from 1868-88, McCosh was one of the first orthodox clergymen in America to accept and defend the theory of evolution.Ref: 5
1948*Frederick Gardner Cottrell inventor (electrostatic precipitator), dies at age 71.Ref: 70
1957*Ed Gein butchers last victim.Ref: 5
1960*The famed actor of the silver screen, Clark Gable, died at the age of 59. Gable, who played Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind and starred in so many other classic films, succumbed to a heart attack at 10:50 p.m. in Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital.Ref: 4
1961*Sam Rayburn (Rep-D-TX), who served for more than 48 years in the U.S. House of Representatives (1913-61), dies in Bonham, TX.Ref: 70
1965*Alexander King writer (Jack Paar Show), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1965*Sir Harry Blackstone, American magician and illusionist, dies at age 80.Ref: 70
1965*William Cosgrave, Irish statesman and first president, dies at age 85.Ref: 70
1967*Retired harness racehorse Native Dancer dies after stomach surgery in Philadelphia.Ref: 4
1973*Alan Watts, Kent England, writer (Book on the Taboo), dies.Ref: 17
1978*Claude (Legrand) Dauphin (Franc-Nohain) actor: Les Miserables, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Is Paris Burning, April in Paris; dies.Ref: 4
1981*Enid Markey actress (Aunt Violet-Bringing Up Buddy), dies at 85Ref: 5
1981*William Holden (Beedle Jr.) Academy Award-winning actor: Stalag 17 [1953], Love is a Many-Splendored Thing, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Born Yesterday, The Bridges at Toko-Ri, Casino Royale, The Moon is Blue, Network, Picnic, Sunset Boulevard, The Towering Inferno, The World of Suzie Wong; dies.Ref: 4
1985*Stuart Chase, writer/economist: Men and Machines, Power of Words, A New Deal [inspired Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal]; dies.Ref: 4
1986*Siobhan McKenna, Irish stage actress, dies at age 63.Ref: 70
1987*Jim (James Thomas) Brewer baseball: pitcher: Chicago Cubs, LA Dodgers [World Series: 1965, 1966, 1974/all-star: 1973], CA Angels; dies.Ref: 4
1989*Six Jesuit priests are killed by El Salvadorian troops.Ref: 5
1990*Lee Castle (Castaldo) trumpet, bandleader: led Jimmy Dorsey’s band during time of smash hit: So Rare; dies.Ref: 5
1999*Daniel Nathans, American Nobel Prize-winning microbiologist (1978), dies at age 71.Ref: 70

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