Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
November 23rd

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1654*French mathematician Blaise Pascal, 31, underwent a profound religious conversion. He thereupon abandoned his study of science, having realized that "the Christian religion obliges us to live only for God, and to have no other aim than him."Ref: 5
1700*Cardinal Francesco Albani is elected Pope Clement XI.Ref: 69
1729*German_born John Philip Boehm, 46, was formally ordained a pastor of the Dutch Reformed Church. Boehm had previously come to America in 1720, where he began organizing religious services among German Reformed immigrants in Pennsylvania.Ref: 5
1765*People of Frederick County MD refuse to pay England's Stamp tax.Ref: 5
1778*James Galloway Sr, an early settler and a leading citizen of Xenia OH, marries his first wife, Rebecca Junkin, in Pennsylvania.Ref: 54
1783*Annapolis Maryland, becomes US capital (until June 1784).Ref: 26
1785*John Hancock is elected president of the Continental Congress for the second time. John Hancock is elected president of the Continental Congress for the second time.Ref: 2
1801*The second Northwest Territorial legislature convenes at Chillicothe OH.Ref: 55
1848*Female Medical Educational Society founded in Boston.Ref: 5
1852*Just past midnight, a sharp jolt causes Lake Merced to drop 30 feet.Ref: 5
1876*William Marcy "Boss" Tweed, leader of New York City's corrupt Tammany Hall political organization during the 1860s and early 1870s, is delivered to authorities in New York City after his capture in Spain.Ref: 3
1890 Luxembourg separated from Netherlands on accession of Queen Wilhelmina.Ref: 10
1903*Troops were dispatched to Cripple Creek, Colorado to control rioting by striking coal miners.Ref: 59
1904 Russo-German talks break down because of Russia's insistence to consult France.Ref: 2
1905 Henry Watson Furness, an Indiana physician, named minister of Haiti.Ref: 5
1906*Joseph F. Smith, president of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (The Mormons) is convicted of polygamyRef: 62
1909*The Wright brothers form a million-dollar corporation for the commercial manufacture of their airplanes.Ref: 2
1909*18.2 cm (7.17") of rainfall, Rattlesnake Creek, Idaho (state record).Ref: 5
1911*Post Hospital at Presidio, San Francisco renamed Letterman General Hospital.Ref: 5
1921*President Warren G. Harding signs the Willis Campell Act, better known as the anti-beer bill. It forbids doctors to prescribe beer or liquor for medicinal purposes.Ref: 2
1933*President Franklin D. Roosevelt recalls the American ambassador from Havana, Cuba, and urges stability in the island nation.Ref: 2
1939*Yellow stars required to be worn by Polish Jews over age 10.Ref: 35
1945*Most US wartime rationing of foods, including meat and butter, ended.Ref: 70
1953 North Korea signs 10-year aid pact with Peking.Ref: 2
1954*General Motors celebrates manufacture of 50 millionth car in Flint Michigan a gold plated Chevy.Ref: 10
1955 British transfer Cocos (Keeling) Is in Indian Ocean to Australia.Ref: 5
1958*Ronald and Nancy Reagan appeared together in the GE Theatre production of A Turkey for the President.Ref: 4
1963*President Johnson proclaimed Nov. 25 a day of national mourning following the assassination of President Kennedy.Ref: 64
1963*Horatio Alger Society founded.Ref: 5
1963*JFK's body, lay in repose in East Room of White House.Ref: 5
1964*The Vatican abolishes Latin as official language of Roman Catholic liturgy.Ref: 26
1968*Four men hijack an American plane, with 87 passengers, from Miami to Cuba.Ref: 2
1970*Pope Paul VI issued a decree barring cardinals over the age of 80 from voting for a new pope.Ref: 5
1971*China People's Republic is seated in the UN Security Council.Ref: 5
1985*Retired CIA analyst Larry Wu-tai Chin, arrested of spying for China.Ref: 5
1988 South Africa: Botha reprieves Sharpeville Six.Ref: 5
1989*Pilots Union give up sympathy strike against Eastern Airlines.Ref: 5
1995*Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic reluctantly accepts the U.S.-backed peace plan proposed during talks in Dayton, Ohio, to end four years of bloody conflict in the former Yugoslavia.Ref: 3
1995*(King) An armed assailant invades a halfway house in Rubidoux, California in an attempt to kill Koon, but Koon is away for the Thanksgiving holiday. The armed invader in killed by police in a shoot-out. Koon is allowed to serve the remainder of his term in a form of house arrest.Ref: 87
1998*The Wall Street Journal reported, “States Agree to $206 Billion Tobacco Deal.” The money was to be paid by the tobacco industry to help 46 U.S. states cover costs of treating people for tobacco-induced illnesses.Ref: 4
2000*In a setback for Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore, the Florida Supreme Court refused to order Miami-Dade county to resume counting ballots by hand.Ref: 70
1835*The horseshoe manufacturing machine (60/minute) is patented by Henry Burden of Troy, New York.Ref: 5
1863*A patent is granted for a process of making color photographs.Ref: 5
1868*Louis Ducos du Hauron patents trichrome color photo process.Ref: 5
1897*Pencil sharpener is patented by J L Love.Ref: 26
1947*E. L. Sukenik of Jerusalem's Hebrew University first received word of the existence of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The documents, dating between 200 BC and AD 70, had been accidentally discovered the previous winter (1946_47) by two Bedouin shepherds in the vicinity of Qumran.Ref: 5
1948*Dr. Frank G. Back of NY City patented the Zoomar lens. The device was first used by NBC television in April of 1947.Ref: 4
1960*Tiros 2, a weather satellite is launched.Ref: 5
1977*European weather satellite Meteosat 1 launched from Cape Canaveral.Ref: 5
1982*Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB and mated for STS-6.Ref: 5
1248*The city of Seville, France, surrenders to Ferdinand III of Castile after a two-year siege.Ref: 2
1832*French take Antwerp in liberation of Belgium.Ref: 5
1863*Union forces win the Battle of Orchard Knob, Tennessee.Ref: 2
1863*A two-day Rebel siege of Chattanooga ends as Union forces under Grant defeat the siege army of Gen. Braxton Bragg. During the battle, one of the most dramatic moments of the war occurs. Yelling "Chickamauga! Chickamauga!" Union troops avenge their previous defeat at Chickamauga by storming up the face of Missionary Ridge without orders and sweep the Rebels from what had been though to be an impregnable position. "My God, come and see 'em run!" a Union soldier cries.Ref: 5
1916*German warships bombard English coast.Ref: 38
1917*Italians repulse Germans on the whole front from the Asiago Plateau to the Brenta River.Ref: 38
1934*The United States and Great Britain agree on a 5-5-3 naval ratio, with both countries allowed to build five million tons of naval ships while Japan can only build three. Japan will denounce the treaty.Ref: 2
1936*The United States abandons the American embassy in Madrid, Spain, which is engulfed by civil war.Ref: 2
1940*Romania joins the Axis Powers.Ref: 36
1941*U.S. troops move into Dutch Guiana to guard the bauxite mines.Ref: 2
1942*Japanese air raid on Darwin, Australia. 
1942*Coast Guard Woman's Auxiliary (SPARS) authorized.Ref: 5
1942*Steward Poon Lim set adrift for 133 days after his boat was torpedoed.Ref: 5
1943*Japanese end their resistance on Makin and Tarawa.Ref: 2
1943*Coast Guard Woman's Auxiliary (SPARS) authorizedRef: 5
1944*(3 PM) In Canada, an Order-in-council approved by the Governor-General, is read in the House of Commons, imposing conscription of 16,000 soldiers for overseas duty. 
1973*US helicopter force lands in Vietnam POW camp and trying to rescue US soldiers there, but the place was emptyRef: 62
1991 Yugoslavia's rival leaders agreed to a new cease-fire, the 14th of the Balkan civil war.Ref: 64
2001*The U.N. war crimes tribunal said it would try former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic for genocide in Bosnia.Ref: 70
2003*Two US soldiers, members of the 101st Airborne, were killed, dragged from a wrecked vehicle and pummeled with concrete blocks in Mosul, Iraq. (XDG, p 1, 11/24/2003)Ref: 83
1876*Columbia, Harvard & Princeton form the Intercollegiate Football Association in Springfield MA.Ref: 5
1887*The University of Michigan beat Notre Dame (8-0) for the first time in their football rivalry.Ref: 4
1904*3rd Olympic games close in St Louis.Ref: 5
1930*Bobby "The Emperor" Jones retires from golf.Ref: 3
1930*NY Giant Hap Moran runs 91 yards for a TD from a scrimmage.Ref: 5
1940*Heisman Trophy winner halfback Tom Harmon of Michigan gains 283 yards, 3 TDs rushing, 2 TDs passing, snags 1 interception in a 40-0 win over Ohio State. (Ref: Sports Illustrated, 11/26/2001) 
1943*Phils owner William D Cox is permanently banned from baseball for betting on his own team.Ref: 26
1947*Wash Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs Chi Cards (45-21).Ref: 5
1964*Future Hall of Fame southpaw Warren Spahn is purchased by the Mets from the Braves.Ref: 1
1968*Milwaukee Bucks make their first NBA trade, giving Bob Love & Bob Weiss to Chicago Bulls for Flynn Robinson.Ref: 5
1971*Bill Virdon is named to replace the retiring Danny Murtaugh as the manager of the world champion Pirates.Ref: 1
1971*Robert E. Short announces the former Washington Senators franchise will be called the Texas Rangers.Ref: 86
1975*Bob Thomas of Chicago Bears kicks 55-yard field goal.Ref: 5
1977*The Yankees sign free-agent Rich Gossage to a six-year 2.75 million dollar contract. The 'Goose' had 26 saves and 1.26 era for the Pirates last season.Ref: 1
1977*The Red Sox sign two free-agent pitchers as Mike Torrez and Dick Drago come to terms to play in Boston.Ref: 1
1982*NY Islanders & Minnesota North Stars play to an 8-8 tie.Ref: 5
1984*Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie passed his way into sports history by leading Boston College past Miami, 47-45, at the Orange Bowl in Miami. Flutie threw a 48-yard pass on the final play of the game. That play became known as ‘The Pass’. Incidentally, coaches said the 175-pound senior was too short to play football.Ref: 4
1988*Leaving the World Champion Dodgers, free-agent second baseman Steve Sax signs a three-year deal with the Yankees.Ref: 1
1988*Wayne Gretzky scores his 600th NHL goal.Ref: 5
1991*Evander Hollyfield retains HW boxing title, KOs Bert Cooper in 7.Ref: 5
2002*Three people are injured and 21 arrested when fans tore down goal posts after North Carolina State's 17-7 win over Florida State. Police use pepper spray to keep the goal posts standing. (USA Today, p 4C, 11/25/2002)Ref: 13
2002*45 people are arrested when fans attempt to tear down goal posts after Ohio State's 14-9 win over Michigan. State. Police use pepper spray to keep the goal posts standing. The number of injured is unknown. (USA Today, p 4C, 11/25/2002)Ref: 13
2002*California fans overwhelm security and tear down goal posts in a 30-7 Golden Bears win against Stanford. (USA Today, p 4C, 11/25/2002)Ref: 13
2002*Washington State fans shower the field with objects, including bottles when visiting Washington upsets Washington State 29-26 in triple overtime. (USA Today, p 4C, 11/25/2002)Ref: 13
2002*Security guard Homer Booth, 67, suffers a broken collarbone, ribs and a heel-mark on his forehead attempting to defend a goal post after the Clemson-South Carolina football game. 
2002*A fight breaks out on the field when Hawaii beats Cincinnati 20-19 in a come-from-behind victory. (USA Today, p 4C, 11/25/2002)Ref: 13
1887*The opera "The Trumpeter of Suckingen" first American production (NYC).Ref: 5
1889*The first ‘Nickel-in-a-Slot’ (jukebox) was placed in service on this day in 1889 in the Palais Royal Saloon in San Francisco, California. Juke, at the time, was a slang word for a a disorderly house, or house of ill repute.Ref: 5
1899*First jukebox (Palais Royal Hotel, San Francisco).Ref: 5
1903*Enrico Caruso, famed Italian tenor, made his debut in the United States at the Metropolitan Opera House in NY City. He sang in the role of the Duke in Rigoletto.Ref: 4
1924*Vincent Lopez and some 40 jazz musicians presented a concert of upbeat music at the Metropolitan Opera House in NYC.Ref: 4
1929*Shirley Booth and Ed Gardner were married on this day. Miss Booth was famous for her television acting role ("Hazel"); but we remember when she and her husband played Miss Duffy and Archie on radio’s classic, Duffy’s Tavern. She also gave an Oscar-winning performance in 1952 in Come Back Little Sheba.Ref: 4
1935*Ethel Leginska became the first woman to write an opera -- and conduct it. Her original work, titled Gale, opened at the Chicago City Opera Company.Ref: 4
1936 The first issue of LIFE magazine, created by Henry R. Luce, debuted. It was an immediate sellout. The cover of that famous magazine showed an obstetrician slapping a baby and the caption read, “LIFE begins”.Ref: 5
1938*Bob Hope and Shirley Ross recorded a song for the film, The Big Broadcast of 1938. Thanks for the Memory became Decca record number 2219. It also became Hope’s theme song.Ref: 4
1958*One of the last drama programs on radio debuted. It was unusual in that it followed the TV show of the same name. Have Gun Will Travel was broadcast on CBS radio and starred John Dehner as Paladin. Richard Boone played Paladin on TV.Ref: 4
1959*The musical "Fiorello!," with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, opened on Broadway for 795 perfformances.Ref: 10
1960 The Hollywood Walk of Fame dedicated. It began with 1500 names, but not Charlie Chaplin who was banned because of his political views.Ref: 73
1964*Beatles release "I Feel Fine" & "She's a Woman".Ref: 5
1974*Billy Swan reached the #1 spot on the singles charts for the first and only time. I Can Help was the most popular song in the U.S. for two weeks.Ref: 4
912*Otto I (the Great) German king, Holy Roman emperor (962-73), is born.Ref: 5
1221*Alfonso X (the Wise) king of Castile & Leon (1252), is born.Ref: 5
1553*Prospero Alpini Italy, botanist/physician (De Medocoma Aegyptorum), is born.Ref: 5
1616*John Wallis, English mathematician, is born.Ref: 70
1749*(Declaration of Independence) Edward Rutledge, lawyer, signer of the Declaration of Independence, is born in Charleston, SC. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1804*Franklin Pierce, hero of the American war with Mexico and 14th president of the United States, is born in Hillsboro, NH.Ref: 68
1837*Javan der Waals Holland, physicist (Cont of Liquid & Gaseous States), is born.Ref: 5
1859*One of the possible birthdays of Billy The Kid, the son of William and Kathleen (or Catherine) McCarty Bonney, and named William H. Bonney (or Henry McCarty), born in New York City. Ref 
1860*Karl Branting Sweden, statesman/diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize 1921), is born.Ref: 5
1862*Alberto Williams Buenos Aires Argentina, composer (Etrerno Reposo), is born.Ref: 5
1865*George B. McClellan Jr, son of the Civil War General of the same name, and two-term mayor of New York (1904-1910), is born in Dresden, Saxony (Germany) where his parents were vacationing.Ref: 70
1869*Valdemar Poulsen, Danish engineer; contributed to development of radio, is born.Ref: 70
1876*Manuel de Falla, composer, is born in Cadiz, Spain. (Cross, Milton, "Encyclopedia of the Great Composers and Their Music", Doubleday & Co, 1953) 
1878*Ernest King, commander-in-chief of the U.S. fleet who designed the United States' winning strategy in World War II, is born.Ref: 2
1883*Jose Clemente Orozco Mexico, painter (Epic of Culture in New World), is born.Ref: 5
1887*Actor Boris Karloff (William Henry Pratt), most famous for his role as the monster in the movie Frankenstein, is born in Dulwich, England.Ref: 17
1888*Actor, comedian, musician Harpo (Adolph) Marx is born. (American National Biography, ISBN 0-19-520635-5, 1999) 
1892*Erte, the French fashion and stage designer, is born.Ref: 70
1894*Ture Persson Sweden, sprinter (Olympic-silver-1912)Ref: 5
1897*Willie "The Lion" Smith, jazz and ragtime pianist, is born.Ref: 2
1902*Victor Jory actor: Gone with the Wind, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Miracle Worker, Papillon, Charlie Chan in Rio, Manhunt, Kings Row; died Feb 12, 1982Ref: 4
1903*Victor Jory actor (Gone with the Wind, Papillon, Dodge City), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Maurice Zolotow author: Billy Wilder in Hollywood, is born.Ref: 4
1915*Ellen Drew [Terry Ray], Kansas City MO, actress (Isle of Dead), is born.Ref: 4
1915*John Dehner Staten Is NY, actor (Big Hawaii, Bare Essence), is born.Ref: 5
1917*George O'Hanlon Brooklyn NY, actor (Calvin-Life of Riley, George Jetson), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Michael Gough Malaya, actor (Search for the Nile), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Paul Celan Romanian poet (Collected Prose), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Billy Haughton, American harness racer, is born.Ref: 70
1925 José Napoleon Duarte is born.Ref: 10
1926*Don Gordon Los Angeles CA, actor (Prentiss-Lucan), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Jerry Bock US, Broadway composer (Fiddler on the Roof), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Sybil Jason (Jacobs) actress: The Blue Bird, The Little Princess, is born.Ref: 4
1930*Robert Easton Milwaukee, actor (Someone Up There Likes Me), is born.Ref: 5
1930*William E Brock (Sen-D- )/US Secretary of Labor (1985-87), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Gloria Lynne singer: I Wish You Love, is born.Ref: 4
1931*Yevgeni Grischin USSR, 500m/1500m speed skater (Oly-gold-1956, 60), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Krzysztof Penderecki Grammy Award-winning composer: Devils of Loudan, is born.Ref: 4
1933*Hayes Jenkins US, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1956), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Michael Wayne producer: McLintock!, The Green Berets, Chisum, Big Jake, Cahill: United States Marshal, Brannigan; son of actor John Wayne, is born.Ref: 4
1934*Lew Hoad tennis: Australia and French Open Champion [1956], Wimbledon Champion [1956-57]; is born.Ref: 4
1935*Ed Johnston hockey: NHL: Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, SL Blues, Chicago Blackhawks; manager, coach: Pittsburgh Penguins, is born.Ref: 4
1935*Vladislav N Volkov cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 11), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Oscar Robertson NBA guard (Cin, Milwaukee, Olympic-gold-1960), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Betty Everett singer: Shoop Shoop Song [It’s in His Kiss], There’ll Come a Time, You’re No Good, I Can’t Hear You, is born.Ref: 4
1940*Luis (Clemente Vega) Tiant baseball: pitcher: Cleveland Indians [all-star: 1968], Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox [all-star: 1974, 1976/World Series: 1975], NY Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, CA Angels, is born.Ref: 4
1940*Freddy Marsden drummer, singer: group: Gerry and the Pacemakers: Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying, Ferry Cross the Mersey, How Do You Do It?, I Like It, is born.Ref: 4
1940*Gosta Pettersson Sweden, cyclist (Olympic-silver-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Andrew Goodman civil rights worker, murdered in 1964, is born.Ref: 5
1945*Susan Anspach actress: Five Easy Pieces, Play It Again, Sam, The Yellow Rose, The Slap Maxwell Story, is born in New York City.Ref: 68
1947*Actor Steve Landesberg (from "Barney Miller") is born in the Bronx NY.Ref: 68
1951*David Rappaport, actor, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Bernd Landvoigt German DR, coxless pairs (Olympics-gold-1976), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Jorg Landvoigt German DR, coxless pairs (Olympics-gold-1976), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Steve Riley football: Minnesota Vikings tackle: Super Bowl IX, XI, is born.Ref: 4
1952*Francie Larrieu Smith US, track runner (AAU 1 mile-1979), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Bruce Hornsby musician: piano, singer: group: The Range, is born.Ref: 4
1956*Michael Brainard LA, actor (Joey Martin-All My Children), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Shane Gould Australia, 200m/400m freestyle swimmer (Oly-gold-1972), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Andrew Toney basketball: Univ. of Southwestern Louisiana, Philadelphia 76ers, is born.Ref: 4
1958*David Wallace Miami, actor (General Hospital, Babysitter, Humongus), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Maxwell Caulfield actor: The Colbys, Sundown, The Supernaturals, Alien Intruder, Grease 2, Mind Games, is born in Derbyshire England.Ref: 4
1964*Steve Alford basketball: IN Univ. [capt. Of 1987 NCAA national championship team]; Manchester, Southwest Missouri State Univ. head coach, is born.Ref: 4
1964*Boyd Kestner actor (Outsiders), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Salli Richardson actress: I Spy Returns, Prelude to a Kiss, A Low Down Dirty Shame, Rude Awakening, Family Law, is born.Ref: 4
1407 Louis duc d'Orleans dies.Ref: 10
1457 King Ladislas V Hungary dies.Ref: 10
1814*(Declaration of Independence) Elbridge Gerry (DR) 5th VP (1813-14), (Mass-Gov), US merchant/signer (Decl of Independence), invented gerrymandering, dies at age 70.Ref: 68
1902*Walter Reed US Army Surgeon, proved mosquitoes transmit yellow fever, dies.Ref: 5
1910 Crippin dies.Ref: 10
1916*Charles Booth, English shipowner and sociologist, dies at age 76.Ref: 70
1934 Sir Arthur Pinero dies.Ref: 10
1948*Hack (Lewis Robert) Wilson baseball: NY Giants [World Series: 1924], Chicago Cubs [World Series: 1929/record: rbi in a season: 190 in 1930], Brooklyn Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies; dies.Ref: 4
1952*Fred Moore, master Disney animator of Mickey Mouse in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", dies in a car accident in Tujunga Canyon.Ref: 73
1955*Shemp Howard (Samuel Horwitz) dies.Ref: 24
1962*Gloria Gordon actress (My Friend Irma), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1966*Sean O'Kelly, Irish president (1945-59) and leader of the Sinn Fein Party, dies at age 84.Ref: 70
1972*Marie (Katherine Elizabeth) Wilson actress: My Friend Irma, Babes in Toyland [1934], Rookies on Parade, Shine On, Harvest Moon, The Private Affairs of Bel Ami, Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation; dies at age 56.Ref: 4
1973*Paul Newlan actor (Capt Grey-M Squad).Ref: 5
1974*Cornelius Ryan, WWII journalist, is born.Ref: 68
1976*Andre Malraux, France, novelist/art historian/puplic office. ("The Voices of Silence"), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1979*Merle Oberon (Thompson) actress: Wuthering Heights, Stage Door Canteen, Deep in My Heart, Hotel, The Oscar, Interval; dies at age 68.Ref: 4
1980*Some 4800 people are killed by a series of earthquakes (~6.9 on the Richter Scale) )that devastated southern Italy. (TWA, 1982)Ref: 95
1982*Rev Grady Nutt actor (Hee Haw), dies at 47.Ref: 5
1985*58 die as Egyptian commandos storm hijacked Egyptair jet in Malta.Ref: 5
1990*Roald Dahl writer: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; screen play: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; dies at age 74.Ref: 4
1990*Bo Diaz catcher, crushed to death by a satellite dish, at 37.Ref: 5
1991*Klaus Kinski, character actor, dies at age 65 in Marin County CA. (TWA, 1993)Ref: 95
1991*Freddie Mercury lead singer of Queen, dies of aids at 46Ref: 5
1992*Roy Acuff ‘The King of Country Music’: Country Music Hall of Famer: Wabash Cannonball, Pins and Needles [In My Heart], Night Train to Memphis, The Great Speckled Bird, Freight Train Blues; group: Smoky Mountain Boys; publisher: Acuff-Rose Publishing; dies at age 89.Ref: 4
1995*Louis Malle, French film director, dies at age 63.Ref: 70
1996*A hijacked Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 crashed into the waves off Comoros Islands, killing 125 of the 175 people on board. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
2001 An Israeli helicopter fired two missiles at a van in the West Bank, killing Mahmoud Abu Hanoud, a leading member of the Islamic militant Hamas group.Ref: 70

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