Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
November 26th

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399*St Siricius ends his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
579*Pelagius II begins his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 5
1539*In England, the monastery at the Fountains Abbey was surrendered to the crown. It was the richest of the Cistercian houses, prior to the time of the Dissolution of all monasteries in England, under the reign of Henry VIII.Ref: 5
1693*(Salem Witch Trials) Parris gave his "Meditation for Peace" sermon, in which he admited to giving too much weight to spectral evidence.Ref: 21
1716*The first lion exhibited in America is exhibited in Boston MA by Captain Arthur Savage.Ref: 4
1764*Suppression of the Jesuits in France.Ref: 10
1774*A congress of colonial leaders criticizes British influence in the colonies and affirms their right to "Life, liberty and property."Ref: 2
1775*The American Navy began using chaplains within its regular service.Ref: 5
1789*A day of thanksgiving was set aside by President Washington to observe the adoption of the U.S. Constitution.Ref: 70
1793*Republican calendar replaces Gregorian calendar in France.Ref: 5
1825*At Union College in Schenectady, NY, Rev. John Hart Hunter, John McGeoch, Prof. Isaac Wilbur Jackson, Dr. Thomas Hun, Orlando Meads, James Proudfit and Hon. Joseph Anthony Constant of the class of 1826, and Rev. Arthur Burtis and Joseph Law of the Class of 1827 at Union College in Schenectady, NY converted an informal group called "The Philosophers" into the Kappa Alpha Society. This caught the attention of the college world and exploded into the collegiate fraternity system over the following 75 years.Ref: 4
1832*For 12½ cents, passengers began riding the first streetcar railway in America. The New York City service ran from City Hall to 14th Street.Ref: 4
1860*A newspaper print of newly elected President Abraham Lincoln clearly showed the beginnings of a beard.Ref: 4
1861*At Wheeling, a convention adopts a constitution for the newest state WV.Ref: 5
1863*The first National Thanksgiving is celebrated.Ref: 2
1895*Hawaiian Sugar Planters Association formedRef: 5
1901*The Hope diamond is brought to New York.Ref: 2
1907 The Duma lends support to Czar in St. Petersburg, who claims he has renounced autocracy.Ref: 2
1922*Rebecca L. Felton of Georgia was sworn in as the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate.Ref: 70
1924*Mongolian People's Republic proclaimed.Ref: 5
1938*Poland renews nonaggression pact with the Soviet Union to protect against a German invasion.Ref: 2
1940*The half-million Jews of Warsaw, Poland, were forced by the Nazis to live within a walled ghetto.Ref: 70
1941*Lebanon gains independence from France.Ref: 5
1947*France expels 19 Soviet citizens, charging them with intervention in internal affairs.Ref: 2
1949*India adopted a constitution as a republic within the British Commonwealth.Ref: 70
1957*President Eisenhower suffers a minor stroke.Ref: 2
1969*The Senate voted down the Supreme Court nomination of Clement F. Haynsworth, the first such rejection since 1930.Ref: 70
1969*Creams' final concert (Royal Albert Hall).Ref: 5
1970*During a 10-day visit to the Philippines, Pope Paul VI was attacked by a knife-wielding man in Manilla. The pontiff was unhurt and continued his journey.Ref: 5
1973*Rose Mary Woods, U.S. President Richard Nixon’s personal secretary, told a federal court she had accidentally erased over eighteen minutes of a ‘Watergate tape’ made June 20,.Ref: 4
1975*A federal jury in Sacramento CA finds Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a follower of Charles Manson, guilty of trying to assassinate President Ford. Fromme is now serving a life prison sentence. (Xenia Daily Gazette, p 4A, 11/26/2000)Ref: 70
1976*The tradename "Microsoft" is registered with the Office of the Secretary of the State of New Mexico "to identify computer programs for use in automatic data processing systems; pre-programming processing systems; and data processing services including computer programming services." The application says that the name has been in continuous use since November 12, 1975. 
1979*Oil deposits equaling OPEC reserves are found in Venezuela.Ref: 2
1982*Yasuhiro Nakasone is elected the 71st Japanese prime minister succeeding Zenko Suzuki.Ref: 2
1983*Heathrow Airport, robbed of 6,800 gold bars worth $38.7 million.Ref: 5
1985*Former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Jay Pollard was arrested, accused of spying for Israel. He later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison.Ref: 70
1986*President Reagan appointed a commission headed by former Sen. John Tower to investigate his National Security Council staff in the wake of the Iran-Contra affair.Ref: 70
1990*Mikhail Gorbachev tells Iraq to get out of Kuwait.Ref: 5
1990*Japanese business giant Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. agreed to acquire MCA Inc. for $6.6 billion.Ref: 5
1991*Condoms are handed out to thousands of NY High School students.Ref: 5
1991*The Stars and Stripes were lowered for the last time at Clark Air Base in the Philippines as the United States abandoned one of its oldest and largest overseas installations, which was damaged by a volcano.Ref: 64
1991*The U.N. Security Council chose Boutros Boutros-Ghali of Egypt to be the new secretary-general.Ref: 70
1991*(King) Judge Weisberg transfers the LAPD Officers' case to predominantly white and conservative Simi Valley. He announces that the case will be heard beginning in February.Ref: 87
1992*The British government announced that Queen Elizabeth II had volunteered to start paying taxes on her personal income, and would take her children off the public payroll.Ref: 70
1995*The Dow Jones industrial average closed above the 5,000 mark for the first time.Ref: 70
1995*Senior US officials declared that the Dayton treaty on Bosnia was final, rejecting demands from Bosnian Serbs that provisions relating to the future of Sarajevo be changed. (XDG, p 4A, 11/26/2000)Ref: 83
1996*(OJ Simpson) O.J. Simpson finished three days of testimony at a civil trial in Santa Monica, CA. President Clinton ended his 12-day Pacific trip with a stopover in Thailand. Major-league baseball owners reversed course, approving the same collective bargaining agreement they had rejected just three weeks earlier. (TWA, 1998)Ref: 95
1997*Under intense international pressure, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein said he would allow visits to presidential palaces where UN weapons experts suspected he might be hiding chemical and biological weapons. (XDG, p 4A, 11/26/2002)Ref: 83
1997*In a small but symbolic step, the US and North Korea hold high-level discussions at the State Department for the first time. (XDG, p 4A, 11/26/2002)Ref: 83
1998*In the first speech ever by a British prime minister to an Irish parliament, Tony Blair predicted that Northern Ireland's troubled peace accord would ultimately work because of a strengthened cooperative spirit uniting Britain and Ireland.Ref: 70
2000*Haiti held its presidential election; a former president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, won by a huge margin.Ref: 5
2000*Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris certified George W. Bush the winner over Al Gore in the state's presidential balloting by a 537-vote margin.Ref: 70
2001*President GW Bush appealed to Congress to outlaw human cloning after scientists in Worcester, MA reported they had cloned the first human embryo. (XDG, p 4A, 11/26/2002)Ref: 83
2002*WorldCom and the government settled a civil lawsuit over the company's $9 billion accounting scandal.Ref: 70
2002*A United Nations report said that for the first time in the 20-year history of the AIDS epidemic, about as many women as men were infected with HIV.Ref: 70
1778*Captain Cook discovers Maui (in the Sandwich Islands).Ref: 5
1867*The refrigerated railroad car was patented by J.B. Sutherland of Detroit, Michigan.Ref: 4
1885*(and 27th) Earliest photograph of a meteor shower made.Ref: 5
1922 The tomb of the Boy King, Tutankhamen, was discovered in Egypt by Lord Carnarvon of England and Howard Carter of the United States. It had been undisturbed for 3,000 years.Ref: 4
1965*France launches first satellite, 92 lb (42 kg) A1-capsule (Asterix).Ref: 5
1966 First major tidal power plant opens at Rance estuary, France.Ref: 5
1980*Columbia mated to SRBs & external tank at Vehicle Assembly Building.Ref: 5
1984*William Schroeder became the second recipient of an artificial heart, undergoing surgery at Louisville’s Humana Hospital.Ref: 4
1985*23rd Space Shuttle Mission (61-B)-Atlantis 2-is launched.Ref: 5
1988*Pioneer 6's closest approach to Earth since 1965 launch (1.87 M km).Ref: 5
1688*Louis XIV declares war on the Netherlands.Ref: 2
1812*Napoleon Bonaparte's army begins crossing the Beresina River over two hastily constructed bridges.Ref: 2
1904 12,000 Japanese troops die in 5th assault on Russians at Port Arthur, Korea in the Russo Japanese War.Ref: 10
1917*The Bolsheviks offer an armistice between Russian and the Central Powers.Ref: 2
1939*The Soviet Union charges Finland with artillery attack on border.Ref: 2
1941*The Japanese fleet departs from the Kuril Islands en route to its attack on Pearl Harbor.Ref: 2
1942*President Franklin Roosevelt ordered nationwide gasoline rationing, beginning Dec. 1.Ref: 70
1943*During World War II, the HMS Rohna, a British transport ship carrying American soldiers, was hit by a German missile off Algeria; 1,138 men were killed, including 1,015 American troops.Ref: 70
1950*China enters the Korean conflict, launching a counter-offensive against soldiers from the United Nations, the United States and South Korea.Ref: 70
1868*First baseball game played in enclosed field in San Francisco, at 25th & Folsom.Ref: 5
1896*The University of Chicago defeated the University of Michigan, 7-6, at the Chicago Coliseum. It was the first major college football game played indoors.Ref: 4
1896*A.A. Stagg of U Chicago creates the football huddle.Ref: 5
1941*Bobby Riggs, the national amateur singles tennis champion, turns pro.Ref: 4
1948*National League president Ford Frick steps in and pays $350 for funeral services, including the cost of a coffin, for the unclaimed body of Hack Wilson. The former slugger, who had died probably of alcohol abuse a few days earlier in a Baltimore hospital, is identified only as a white male.Ref: 1
1954*Pasqual Perez out points Yoshio Shirai for the flyweight boxing championship.Ref: 97
1958*Maurice Richard scores his 600th career goal for the Montreal Canadiens hockey team -- at Madison Square Garden in New York City.Ref: 4
1960*Heisman Trophy winner halfback Joe Bellino of Navy runs for 85 yards, 1 TD, intercepts pass in the end zone late to preserve a 17-12 win over Army. (Ref: Sports Illustrated, 11/26/2001) 
1962*The Dodgers trade pitcher Stan Williams (14-12, 4.46) for Yankee first baseman Moose Skowron (.270, 23, 80).Ref: 1
1962*Batting champ Pete Runnels (.376) is traded by the Red Sox to Houston Colt .45s for outfielder Roman Mejias.Ref: 1
1969*The Heisman Trophy was awarded to Steve Owens of OK as the nation’s outstanding college football player. Owens scored more touchdowns and gained more yardage than any previous player in collegiate history.Ref: 4
1972*Pete Gogolak scores NY Giant record 8 pts after a touchdown.Ref: 5
1975*Red Sox center fielder Fred Lynn (.331, 21, 105) becomes the first rookie ever to be named the league's MVP.Ref: 1
1977*Heisman Trophy winner running back Earl Campbell of Texas gains 222 yards in 27 carries, 3 TDs, 60-yard TD catch in a 57-28 win over Texas A&M. (Ref: Sports Illustrated, 11/26/2001) 
1979*Toronto Blue Jays' Alfredo Griffin is named co-winner of the American League's Rookie of the Year Award.Ref: 86
1982*Clyde King named Yankee manager.Ref: 5
1982*Howard Cossell calls his last fight after being disgusted by the Larry Holmes-Tex Cobb mismatch.Ref: 5
1984*John W Mercom Jr announces New Orleans Saints are up for sale for $75 million.Ref: 5
1984*After 518 goals and 14 years of service with the Montreal Canadiens, Guy Lafleur (‘The Flower’) decided to retire from hockey.Ref: 4
1986*In a swap of pitchers, the Pirates send Rick Rhoden, Cecilio Guante and Pat Clements to the Yankees for Doug Drabek, Brian Fisher and Logan Easley.Ref: 1
1990*Buffalo Bills become 6th first place NFL team to lose on same weekend.Ref: 5
1997*The Toronto Blue Jays radio rights are awarded to Headline Sports.Ref: 86
1998*NFL Coin Flop: Pittsburgh's Jerome Bettis says he called tails on a coin flip to start overtime. Ref Phil Luckett said he heard "heads". When it came up tails, the ball was awarded to Detriot. The Lions won. (USA Today, p 1C, 1/07/2003)Ref: 13
2002*Prior to playing two regular-season games against the A's to open the major league season in Japan, the Mariners will face the Seibu Lions and Yomiuri Giants in exhibition contests on March 22 and 23.Ref: 1
1841*Fiction: First date in James Clavell's novel Tai-Pan.Ref: 5
1864 Charles L. Dodgson, whose pen name was Lewis Carroll, sent a handwritten manuscript to Alice Liddel. The manuscript was titled Alice’s Adventures Underground. It was an early Christmas present to the12-year-old girl.Ref: 4
1939*Walter Lantz's "Knock Knock" cartoon premiered - the first Woody Woodpecker cartoon.Ref: 73
1940*Xavier Cugat and his orchestra recorded Orchids in the Moonlight on the Columbia label.Ref: 4
1942*The motion picture "Casablanca," starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, had its world premiere at the Hollywood Theater in NY.Ref: 70
1945 The program, Bride and Groom, debuted on the NBC Blue network. It is estimated that 1,000 newly-wed couples were interviewed on the program before it left the airwaves in 1950.Ref: 4
1962*First recording session under the name "Beatles".Ref: 5
1968*Cream gave a farewell performance filmed by the BBC in London. The rock group played before a capacity crowd at Royal Albert Hall.Ref: 4
1969*The Band received a gold record for the album, "The Band".Ref: 4
1976*Ringo releases "Hey Baby" single.Ref: 5
1980*Wings Over America premiered in NY City. The movie is about the first American tour of Paul McCartney and Wings.Ref: 4
1989*The proceedings of Britain's House of Commons were televised live for the first time.Ref: 70
1994*The Eagles’ Hell Freezes Over, signaling the band’s reunion (after fourteen years), hit #1 (for two weeks) on U.S. album charts. The tracks: Get Over It, Love Will Keep Us Alive, The Girl from Yesterday, Learn to Be Still, Tequila Sunrise, Hotel California, Wasted Time Pretty Maids All in a Row, I Can’t Tell You Why, New York Minute, The Last Resort, Take It Easy, In the City ,Life in the Fast Lane and Desperado.Ref: 4
1607*John Harvard England, clergyman/scholar, major benefactor to Harvard University (library & half his estate), is born.Ref: 68
1731*William Cowper England, preromantic poet (His Task), is born.Ref: 5
1792*Sarah Moore Grimke antislavery/women’s rights advocate; is born.Ref: 4
1827*Ellen Gould White, founder of the Seventh Day Adventists, is born.Ref: 2
1832*Mary Edwards Walker, physician, women’s right leader: 1st female surgeon in U.S. Army; first woman to receive U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor, is born.Ref: 4
1857 Ferdinand de Saussure Switzerland, linguist (Cours de Laguistique Generale), is born.Ref: 5
1858*Katharine Drexel, American founder of Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, is born.Ref: 70
1869 Maud Queen of Norway is born.Ref: 10
1876*Willis Haviland Carrier, inventor of the first air conditioning system to control both temperature and humidity, is born.Ref: 2
1879*Charles W. Goddard, the author of "The Perils of Pauline", was bornRef: 62
1885*Heinrich Bruning, German statesman, chancellor and foreign minister, is born.Ref: 70
1892*Joe Guyon NFL halfback (Canton, Cleveland, Oorang, Rock I, etc), is born.Ref: 5
1894*Norbert Weiner, American mathematician, considered the father of automation, is born.Ref: 2
1899*Bruno Hauptmann, Kidnapper of the son of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, is born.Ref: 70
1902*Alberto Morin PR, actor (Armando-Dallas), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Emlyn Williams Wales, actor/playwright (David Copperfield), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Frances Dee US actress (Of Human Bondage), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Lefty (Vernon Louis) Gomez Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher: NY Yankees [World Series: 1932, 1936-1939/record: won six World Series games without a loss/all-star: 1933-1939/winning pitcher in first all-star game], Washington Nationals; is born.Ref: 4
1909*Eugene Ionesco, Romanian-born French dramatist, is born.Ref: 68
1910*Cyril Cusack actor: Far and Away, My Left Foot, The Tenth Man, 1984, True Confessions, Les Miserables, The Day of the Jackal, Sacco & Vanzetti, King Lear, Harold and Maude, David Copperfield, The Taming of the Shrew, Fahrenheit 451, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Waltz of the Toreadors, The Elusive Pimpernel, Odd Man Out, Late Extra; is born in South Africa.Ref: 68
1912*(Arnold) Eric Sevareid Emmy Award-winning news correspondent: LBJ-The Man and the President, CBS News with Walter Cronkite [1972-73], The Agnew Resignation, CBS News with Walter Cronkite [10/10/73]; commentator: CBS; is born in Velva ND.Ref: 4
1912*Eugene Ionesco, France, dramatist (Rhinoceros), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Foy Draper US, relay runner (Olympic-gold-1936), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Earl Wild Pittsburgh PA, pianist (Caesar's Hour, NBC Symphony 1942), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Charles M. Schultz, creator of Peanuts cartoon strip, is born in MinneapolisRef: 2
1922*Adele Jergens Brooklyn NY, actress (Dark Past, Fuller Brush Man), is born.Ref: 5
1924*George Segal NY, sculptor lifelike mixed-media figures (Bus Driver), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Eugene Istomin NYC, pianist (Leventritt Award-1943), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Linda Hunt Morriston NJ, actress (Bostonians, Eleni, Silverado), is born.Ref: 5
1927*John Carter Center Ridge Ark, actor (Max-Falcon Crest), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Betta St John Hawthorne CA, actress (Corridors of Blood), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Adolfo Perez Esquivel Buenos Argentina, (1980 Nobel Peace Prize), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Giuliana Chenal-Minuzzo Italy, downhill skier (Olympic-bronze-1952), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Robert Goulet (Stanley Applebaum) singer: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, My Love Forgive Me, Camelot; actor: Mr. Wrong, Camelot, I’d Rather be Rich, Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear, Scrooged, Blue Light, is born in Lawrence MA.Ref: 4
1934*Ludmila Shevtsova USSR, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1960), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Marian Mercer singer, actress: The Dean Martin Show, The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters Show, Home Free, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, A Touch of Grace, The Sandy Duncan Show, It’s a Living, The Dom Deluise Show, The Andy Williams Show, is born in Akron OH.Ref: 4
1937*Boris Yegorov cosmonaut (Voskhod 1), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Leo Lacroix France, skier (Olympic-silver-1964), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Ray Brown singer: group: The Four Freshmen, is born.Ref: 4
1938*Rich Little (Caruthers) comedian and impressionist: over 150 impressions; actor: The Late Shift, Happy Hour, Dirty Tricks, is born in Ottowa Canada.Ref: 4
1938*Tina Turner (Annie Bullock) Grammy Award-winning Pop Singer of the Year [1985]; What’s Love Got to Do with It, Private Dancer, We Don’t Need Another Hero, Theme from Goldeneye; w/Ike Turner: A Fool in Love, Proud Mary; Ike’s ex, is born in Brownsville TX.Ref: 4
1942*Jan Stenerud Pro Football Hall of Famer: Kansas City Chiefs kicker: NFL career record: 373 field goals kicked [1967-85]; invented kicking tee used by most NFL kickers; Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, is born.Ref: 4
1942*Olivia Cole Memphis TN, actress (Roots, Szysznyk), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Producer-director Bruce Paltrow is born.Ref: 68
1943*Jan Stenerud, Norway, NFL place kicker (Kansas City Chiefs), is born.Ref: 5
1944*-Singer Jean Terrell is born.Ref: 64
1944*Alan Henderson musician: bass: group: Them, is born.Ref: 4
1945*Mikhail Woronin USSR, gymnast (Olympic-2 gold/4 silver/bronze-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1945*John McVie rocker (Fleetwood Mac-Rumours, Tusk), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Art Shell Pro Football Hall of Famer: Oakland Raider LT, Super Bowl XI, XV; coach: Oakland Raiders, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Richie (Richard Joseph) Hebner baseball: Pittsburgh Pirates [World Series: 1971], Philadelphia Phillies, NY Mets, Detroit Tigers, Chicago Cubs, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Larry (Lawrence Cyril) Gura baseball: pitcher: Arizona State all-American; Chicago Cubs, NY Yankees, KC Royals [World Series: 1980/all-star: 1980], is born.Ref: 4
1948*Galina Prozumenschikova USSR, 200m backstroke (Olympic-gold-1964), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Wendy Turnbull tennis: made it to the finals in singles Grand Slam events 3 times: 1977 U.S. Open, 1979 French Open and Australian Open; captured 9 Grand Slam Doubles and mixed doubles and 13 Senior Grand Slam doubles titles; won bronze medal at the Olympics in Seoul, South Korea in doubles [1988], is born in Australia.Ref: 5
1954*Bob Murray hockey: NHL: Chicago Blackhawks player, coach, is born.Ref: 4
1955*Scott Jacoby Emmy Award-winning actor: That Certain Summer, Wednesday Movie of the Week, To Die For series, Return to Horror High, Midnight Auto Supply, The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane, Bad Ronald, Rivals, is born.Ref: 4
1959*Jamie Rose NYC, actress (Susan Birch-St Elsewhere, Falcon Crest), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Johnny Hector football: NY Jets RBRef: 4
1960*Jamie Rose actress: Falcon Crest, Lady Blue, To Die Standing, Playroom, Rebel Love, Tightrope, Heartbreakers, In Love with an Older Woman, Twirl, is born.Ref: 4
1961*Marcy Walker actress (All My Children, Eden-Santa Barbara), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Allyson Rice-Taylor actress (Connor-As the World Turns), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Garcelle Beauvais model, actress: NYPD Blue, Coming to America, Models Inc, The Jamie Foxx Show, Wild Wild West, is born.Ref: 4
1980*Actress Jessica Bowman ("Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman") is born.Ref: 64
1981*Jamie Fiske liver transplant recipient, is born.Ref: 5
311*St Peter, martyr and bishop of Alexandria, dies.Ref: 62
1504*Queen Isabella the First, who sponsored the voyages of Christopher Columbus, dies at age 53.Ref: 68
1686*Nicolaus Steno, Danish geologist and anatomist, dies at age 48.Ref: 70
1703*Great storm of London; cyclone called "The Channel Storm" kills almost 8,000 people, Royal Navy loses 15 warships.Ref: 5
1807*(US Supreme Court Justice) Oliver Ellsworth 3rd Chief Justice Supreme Court (1796-1800), American senator, jurist and chief author of the Judiciary Act of 1789, dies at age 62.Ref: 70
1836*John Loudon McAdam, engineer who invented and gave his name to macadamized roads, dies at age 80.Ref: 70
1852*Vincenzo Gioberti, Italian philosopher, politician and cleric, dies at age 51.Ref: 70
1883*Sojourner Truth, abolitionist, women's rights advocate, dies at about 3:00 AM.Ref: 5
1896*Benjamin Gould, American astronomer, dies at age 72.Ref: 70
1926*John Browning, American weapons designer, dies at age 71.Ref: 70
1940*Harold Rothermere, English newspaperman; built a journalistic empire in England, dies at age 72.Ref: 70
1945*During snow storm, school bus crashes, killing 15 (Washington).Ref: 5
1952*Sven Anders Hedin explorer, geographer: Tibetan region; dies.Ref: 4
1956*Tommy Dorsey, Mahanoy Plane PA, orchestra leader (Stage Show, Mahogany), dies at the age of 51.Ref: 4
1963*Amelita Galli-Curci opera soprano: "If not the greatest coloratura soprano of all time, she must surely be recognized as among the world?s finest examples of true operatic artistry", dies.Ref: 4
1970*B O Davis Sr first black general, dies at 93 in Chicago.Ref: 5
1971*Joe Adonis, mobster and bootlegger, dies at age 69.Ref: 70
1973*Albert DiSalvo Boston strangler, stabbed.Ref: 5
1974*Approximately 140 die when suspension bridge collapses (Nepal).Ref: 5
1978*10 die as fire erupts at Holiday Inn in Rochester, NY.Ref: 5
1978*Frank Rosolino musician: trombone: with Stan Kenton, Harold Land, Bob Cooper, Clarke-Boland Big Band; dies.Ref: 4
1980*Rachel Roberts actress: Murder on the Orient Express [1974], The Tony Randall Show, Circle of Children, dies at age 53.Ref: 4
1982*Dan Tobin actor (I Married Joan, My Favorite Martian), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1982*Robert Coote actor (Timmy-Rogues, Theodore-Nero Wolfe), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1985*Ransom Sherman comedian (Father of the Bride), dies at 87.Ref: 5
1986*Scatman Crothers actor (Louie-Chico & the Man), dies at 76Ref: 5
1990*Fung Yu-lan, Chinese philosopher, dies at age 94.Ref: 70
2002*Eugene V Rostow, as a State Department official, he was an ardent defender of the nation's Vietnam policies, dies at age 89.Ref: 83

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