Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
December 1st

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772*Pope Adrian I elected.Ref: 5
1145*Pope Eugene III sent a papal bull to the French King, Louis VII, proclaiming the Second Crusade. Led by Louis and Emperor Conrad III from 1147-49, the crusade failed to accomplish its goal.Ref: 5
1167 Northern Italian towns form Lombardi League.Ref: 5
1566 Spanish king Philip II names Fernando Alvarez, duke of Alva.Ref: 5
1626 Pasha Muhammad ibn Farukh tyrannical Governor of Jerusalem, driven out.Ref: 5
1640*Portugal regains independence after 60 years of Spanish rule.Ref: 5
1641*Massachusetts becomes first colony to give statutory recognition to slavery.Ref: 5
1656 Germany promises Poland aid against Sweden.Ref: 5
1742*Empress Elisabeth orders expulsion of all Jews from Russia.Ref: 5
1750*First American school to offer manual training courses opens, Maryland.Ref: 5
1763*Patrick Henry argues the Parsons' Cause before the Hanover County Court, challenging the Crown's right to nullify colonial laws. This case brought Henry both popular acclaim and political leadership. 
1764*The French government abolished the Jesuit order in that country. (The Society of Jesus was completely suppressed by Clement XIV in 1767, but was restored again by Pius VII in 1814.).Ref: 5
1804*Emperor Napoleon marries Joséphine of Martinique.Ref: 5
1821*Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) proclaims independence from Spain.Ref: 5
1822*Dom Pedro crowned emperor of Brazil.Ref: 5
1824*The presidential election goes to the House of Representatives since no candidate had an electoral majority. Jackson had 99 votes, Adams 84 votes and Secretary of State William H. Crawford had 41 votes. The House chose Adams in a deal that made Henry Clay the Secretary of State.Ref: 3
1825*Nicholas I succeeds to Czar on death of Alexander I.Ref: 10
1831*Erie Canal closes for entire month due to cold weather.Ref: 5
1843 First chartered mutual life insurance company opens.Ref: 5
1846*Donner Party: With the last livestock gone the Party takes to mixing leaves, twigs, hides, charred bones and bark with any meat they have.Ref: 27
1852 Telegraph company opens throughout Netherlands.Ref: 5
1856*Sprint Valey Township in Greene County OH is organized. (XDG, p 9A, 10/30/2003)Ref: 83
1862*President Abraham Lincoln gives the State of the Union address to the 37th Congress.Ref: 2
1863*Belle Boyd, a Confederate spy, is released from prison in Washington.Ref: 2
1868*John D Rockefeller begins anti oil war.Ref: 5
1870*Brigham Young incorporates first ‘department store' in Salt Lake City, UT.Ref: 10
1878*The first telephone is installed in the White House.Ref: 5
1881*Virgil, Wyatt and Morgan Earp are exonerated in court for their action in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, AZ.Ref: 2
1887 Sino-Portuguese treaty recognizes Portugal's control of Macao.Ref: 5
1896*First certified public accountants receive certificates (New York).Ref: 5
1900*South African (Boer) President Paul Kruger visits Flanders.Ref: 5
1900*Kaiser Wilhelm II refuses to meet with Boer leader Paul Kruger in Berlin.Ref: 2
1905*Twenty officers and 230 guards are arrested in St. Petersburg, Russia, for the revolt at the Winter Palace.Ref: 2
1906 Shoemaker Wilhelm Voigt (Captain of Köpenick) sentenced to 4 years.Ref: 5
1908 The Italian Parliament debates the future of the Triple Alliance and asks for compensation for Austria's action in Bosnia-Herzegovina.Ref: 2
1909*The Pennsylvania Trust Company of Carlisle, PA became the first bank in the U.S. to offer a Christmas Club account. It encouraged customers to set aside money for the holiday.Ref: 4
1909 First Israeli kibbutz founded, Deganya Alef.Ref: 5
1909*Groundbreaking ceremonies were held for Bob Jones College (University), in Panama City, FL. This Protestant Fundamentalist college later relocated its campus to Greenville, SC.Ref: 5
1909*President William Howard Taft severs official relations with Nicaragua's Zelaya government and declares support for the revolutionaries.Ref: 2
1913*America's first gas station opens by Gulf Refining Co in Pittsburgh.Ref: 70
1917*Father Edward Flanagan opened Boys Town, a farm village for wayward boys (and for girls since 1979), in an area west of Omaha, Nebraska.Ref: 4
1918 Danish parliament passed an act to grant Iceland independence.Ref: 5
1918 Serbian-Croatian-Slovic kingdom proclaimed in Belgrade.Ref: 5
1919*Lady Astor is sworn in as the first female member of the British Parliament.Ref: 70
1921*US Post Office establishes philatelic agency.Ref: 5
1922 Polish state chief marshal Jozef Pilsudski, resigns.Ref: 5
1924*Calles becomes President of México.Ref: 5
1927*Henry Ford's new Model A goes on display at Waldorf Hotel, NY;50,000 ordered.Ref: 10
1928*Railroad museum opens in Utrecht Netherlands.Ref: 5
1930*Ruth Nichols becomes 1st woman pilot to cross the continent.Ref: 5
1931*Ottawa branch of Royal Mint begins operation as Royal Canadian Mint.Ref: 5
1935*Austria has world's first Day of Postage Stamp.Ref: 5
1936*Bell Labs tests coaxial cable for TV use.Ref: 5
1937 Japan recognizes Franco government.Ref: 5
1938*School bus & train collide in Salt Lake City UT.Ref: 5
1939*The Central High Field House (later renamed the Carl H. Benner Field House) in Xenia Ohio is dedicated. (XDG, 11/13/1975)Ref: 83
1939*SS-Führer Himmler begins deportation of Polish Jews.Ref: 5
1944*(Rosenberg) (day unspecified) Julius Rosenberg provides Soviets with a proximity fuseRef: 87
1944*Mail routing resumes in free South Netherlands.Ref: 5
1948*Arabic Congress names Abdullah of Trans Jordan, King of Palestine.Ref: 5
1951*The Golden Gate Bridge closed because of high windsRef: 5
1954*Yankees send Miller, Segrist, Leppert & 2 minors to Orioles for Blayzka, Kryhoski, Johnson, Fridley & Del Guercio (completing 18 player deal).Ref: 5
1954*Nationalist China & US sign dike agreement.Ref: 5
1955*Rosa Parks, a black seamstress, refuses to sit in the back of a Montgomery AL, bus, defying the South's segregationist laws and launching the Civil Rights movement in the United States. In response to her arrest the Montgomery black community launches a bus boycott, which will last for more than a year, until the buses are desegregated Dec. 21, 1956.Ref 
1956*Indonesian Vice-President Mohammed Hatta, resigns.Ref: 5
1959 Representatives of 12 countries, including the United States, signed a treaty in Washington setting aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve, free from military activity.Ref: 70
1960*Patrice Lumumba caught in the Congo.Ref: 5
1963 Nagaland becomes a state of the Indian union.Ref: 5
1964*Martin Luther King speaks to J Edgar Hoover about his slander campaign.Ref: 5
1965 An airlift of refugees from Cuba to the United States began in which thousands of Cubans were allowed to leave their homeland.Ref: 70
1965*South Africa government says children of white fathers are white.Ref: 5
1966*Georg Kiesinger elected West German chancellor.Ref: 5
1968*Gonzalo Barrios elected President of Venezuela.Ref: 5
1969*The U.S. government held its first draft lottery since World War II.Ref: 70
1970 Independent People's Republic of South Yemen becomes the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen.Ref: 5
1970*Luis Echeverria Alvarez sworn in as President of México.Ref: 5
1971 People's Republic of South Yemen renames itself People's Democratic Republic of Yemen.Ref: 5
1973*Australia grants self-government to Papua New Guinea.Ref: 5
1975*Raymond A Higgins, editor emeritus of The Xenia [OH] Daily Gazette and author of The Cracker Barrell" dies. (XDG, p 5B, 9/30/2003)Ref: 83
1975*US President Gerald Ford visits China People's Republic.Ref: 5
1976*Angola admitted to UN.Ref: 5
1976*Bangladesh General Ziaur Rahman declares himself president.Ref: 5
1978*56 million acres of land made into 17 national monuments by President Carter, more than doubling the US National Park system size.Ref: 5
1978*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1980*US Justice Department sues Yonkers citing racial discrimination.Ref: 5
1982*Miguel de la Madrid inaugurated as President of México.Ref: 5
1983*Rita Lavelle, former head of EPA, convicted of perjury.Ref: 5
1984*France performs nuclear test.Ref: 5
1985 South Africa's Cosatu union centre forms.Ref: 5
1986*The world’s most expensive hotel suite was offered to visitors at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. The eight-room accommodations included four fireplaces, three bedrooms and a library with secret passage. All this, and much more, for $20,000 a night.Ref: 4
1986*Lt. Col. Oliver North pleads the fifth amendment before a Senate panel investigating the Iran Contra arms sale.Ref: 2
1987*Digging begins to link England & France under the English Channel.Ref: 5
1988*Benazir Bhutto named first female PM of a Moslem country (Pakistan).Ref: 5
1988 Chinese minister of Foreign affairs Qian Qichen visits Moscow.Ref: 5
1989*Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev visits the Vatican in Rome and meets with Pope John Paul II. Gorbachev is the first Soviet leader to ever meet with a pope, and the conference signals the symbolic end of seventy-two years of the Soviet government's official commitment to atheism.Ref: 3
1989*"Day Without Art"-Artists demonstrate against AIDS.Ref: 5
1989 East Germany drops the communist monopoly from its constitution.Ref: 5
1990*Engineers digging a rail tunnel under the English Channel link up between England and France at a point forty meters beneath the seabed, and the island of Britain is connected with the European mainland for the first time since the Ice Age.Ref: 3
1990*Iraq accepts Bush's offer for talks.Ref: 5
1990 Lithuania, Estonia & Latvia hold their first joint session.Ref: 5
1990 Hissene Habré of Chad flees to Cameroon.Ref: 5
1991*Ukrainian referendum on independence passed by 90.3%Ref: 89
1991*AIDS awareness day.Ref: 5
1991 Colorado party wins Paraguay parliamentary election.Ref: 5
1991*Nursultan Nazarbayev sworn in as President of Kazakhstan.Ref: 5
1992*(Long Island) In Mineola, N.Y., Amy Fisher was sentenced to five to 15 years in prison for shooting and seriously wounding Mary Jo Buttafuoco.Ref: 70
1994*Ernesto Zedillo innaugrated as President of México.Ref: 5
1994*PTL leader Jim Bakker released from jail.Ref: 5
1996*Russian troops begin withdrawal from ChechnyaRef: 89
1998*Cuba's Communist Party recommended that December 25th be re-established as a permanent holiday. (XDG, p 4A, 12/01/2003)Ref: 83
1998*World's biggest merger as Exxon announces agreement to purchase Mobil for $73.7B. (XDG, p 4A, 12/01/2003)Ref: 83
2000*Vicente Fox was sworn in as president of Mexico, ending 71 years of ruling-party domination.Ref: 70
2001*A baby girl was born to Japan's Crown Princess Masako and Crown Prince Naruhito; she was later named Aiko.Ref: 70
2002 Columbia's largest right-wing paramilitary group began a unilateral cease-fire in its long-running battle against leftist rebels. (XDG, p 4A, 12/01/2003)Ref: 83
1783*Charles & M N Roberts ascend 2,000' in a hydrogen balloon.Ref: 5
1913*The Ford Motor Company introduced the continuous moving assembly line on this day. Ford's new assembly line could produce a complete car every two-and-a-half minutes.Ref: 3
1929*BINGO is invented by Edwin S Lowe.Ref: 5
1936*EW Brundin & FF Lyon obtain patent on soilless culture of plants.Ref: 5
1959*A camera mounted on the nose of a Thor missile took the first color picture of Earth from space. The nose cone then plummeted to Earth with the camera and washed up on a beach in the Bahamas in February 1960.Ref: 3
1967*Queen Elizabeth inaugurates 98-inch (249-cm) Isaac Newton telescope.Ref: 5
1971*Boxer Mohammad Ali, while jogging in Central Park, NYC, at 5:15AM, spots a UFO. Ali was accompanied by his manager and several reports.Ref: 34
1985*STS 61-C vehicle moves to launch pad.Ref: 5
1991*US 75th manned space mission "STS 44" Atlantis 10 lands.Ref: 5
1999*An international team of scientists announced it had sequenced the first human chromosome.Ref: 4
1999*On World AIDS Day, United Nations officials released a report estimating that 11 million children worldwide had been orphaned by AIDS. (XDG, p 4A, 12/1/2000)Ref: 83
1708 Great Alliance occupies Brussels.Ref: 5
1861*The U.S. gunboat Penguin seizes the Confederate blockade runner Albion carrying supplies worth almost $100,000.Ref: 2
1864*Raid at Stoneman: Knoxville TN to Saltville VA.Ref: 5
1864*Skirmish at Millen Brutal GA.Ref: 5
1916*Allied troops enter Athens to insist upon surrender of Greek arms and munitions. King Constantine refuses to surrender to the Allies.Ref: 38
1917*German East Africa reported completely conquered. Allies' Supreme War Council, representing the United States, France, Great Britain and Italy, holds first meeting at Versailles.Ref: 38
1918*An American army of occupation enters Germany.Ref: 2
1925*After a seven-year occupation, 7,000 British troops evacuate Cologne, Germany.Ref: 2
1925 Treaty of Locarno signed.Ref: 5
1933*Nazi storm troops become an official organ of the Reich.Ref: 2
1933*Rudolf Hess & Earnest Röhm become ministers in Hitler's government.Ref: 5
1940*The Italian submarine Argo torpedoes RCN destroyer Saguenay, killing 21, but not sinking the ship. Saguenay had been escorting an eastbound convoy 300 miles west of Ireland. 
1941*The first Civil Air Patrol is organized in the United States.Ref: 2
1941*Great Britain declares a state of emergency in Malaya following reports of Japanese attacks.Ref: 2
1941*Japan's Tojo rejects U.S. proposals for a Pacific settlement as fantastic and unrealistic.Ref: 2
1941*British cruiser Devonshire sinks German sub Python.Ref: 5
1941*Japanese emperor Hirohito signs declaration of war.Ref: 5
1942*Wartime gasoline rationing goes into effect on a national scale in the U.S.Ref: 2
1943*President Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin concluded their Tehran conference. (XDG, p 4A, 12/01/2003)Ref: 83
1943*FDR, Churchill & Stalin agree to Operation Overlord (D-Day).Ref: 5
1944*Canadian forces join the 8th British Army in a battle for the Lombardy Plain in Italy. 
1653*An athlete from Croydon is reported to have run 20 miles from St Albans to London in less than 90 minutes.Ref: 5
1891*James Naismith creates the game of basketball.Ref: 5
1894*Xenia (OH) wins its first baseball game against Dayton, 10-0. (Ref: Heckart, Barbara Hooper, "A History Of Xenia Schools", 1994) 
1923*CFL Grey Cup: Queen's University beats Regina, 54-0 at Toronto.Ref: 5
1928*CFL Grey Cup: Ham Tigers beats Regina, 30-0 at Hamilton.Ref: 5
1930*NHL drops 20 minute slashing-about-the-head penalty.Ref: 5
1936*2nd Heisman Trophy Award: Larry Kelley, Yale (E).Ref: 5
1945*CFL Grey Cup: Toronto beats Winnipeg, 35-0 at Toronto.Ref: 5
1948*Piet Roozenburg becomes world champion checker player.Ref: 5
1951*17th Heisman Trophy Award: Dick Kazmaier, Princeton (HB).Ref: 5
1953*Walter Alston was named manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers on this, his 42nd birthday. He became the dean of baseball managers before retiring in 1976.Ref: 4
1953*The Senators trade Jackie Jensen to the Red Sox for Maury McDermott and Tom Umphlett.Ref: 1
1954*The Yankees and Orioles complete the largest trade in major league history as 17 players, including Don Larsen, Gene Woodling, Bob Turley change teams. The first phase of the transaction began November 18th and will conclude today after the major league draft.Ref: 1
1955*Pitcher Virgil Trucks returns to the Tigers in a trade for White Sox third baseman Bubba Phillips.Ref: 1
1956*Alain Mimoun wins 13th Olympic marathon (2:25:00.0).Ref: 5
1956*In an unanimous vote, Red outfielder Frank Robinson is selected as the National League Rookie of the Year.Ref: 1
1956*White Sox shortstop Luis Aparicio is selected as the American League Rookie of the Year beating out Indian Rocky Colavito and Oriole Tito Francona.Ref: 1
1959*25th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Cannon, LSU (HB).Ref: 5
1963*Wendell Scott took first place in the Grand National race in Jacksonville, Florida, becoming the first black driver ever to win a NASCAR event.Ref: 3
1963*New York Jets first shutout, beat Kansas City 17-0.Ref: 5
1964*The Houston Colt 45's become the Astros. The change in name for the three-year old franchise is necessitated due to a dispute with the Colt firearm company and the team's location to NASA.Ref: 1
1967*Wilt Chamberlain set NBA record of 22 free throws misses.Ref: 5
1967*Pacific Northwest Sports awarded is one of 2 American League expansion franchise teams (Seattle).Ref: 5
1968*Peggy Wilson wins LPGA Hollywood Lakes Golf Open.Ref: 5
1970*NHL takes control of the Pittsburgh Penguins.Ref: 5
1971*Cubs release Ernie Banks & sign him as a coach.Ref: 5
1973*‘The Golden Bear’, Jack Nicklaus, won the Walt Disney World Open Golf Tournament and became the first golfer to win $2 million in career earnings.Ref: 4
1973*Jan Ferraris wins LPGA-Japan Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1973 Stan Stasiak beats Pedro Morales in Philadelphia, to become WWF champion.Ref: 5
1974*Jacqueline Hansen runs female world record marathon (2:43:54.5).Ref: 5
1980*George Rogers of the University of South Carolina was named the Heisman Trophy winner. Rogers went on to achieve great success for the Washington Redskins.Ref: 4
1981*Kareem Abdul-Jabbar surpassed Oscar Robertson as pro basketball’s second all-time leading scorer (second to Wilt Chamberlain). Kareem got to the total of 26,712 points as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Utah Jazz 117-86. Chamberlain’s record fell in 1984, when Kareem’s scores reached 31,259. Kareem wound up his career in 1989 with 38,387 points.Ref: 4
1981*(day unspecified) Garry Kasparov places first (tied with Psakhis) in the USSR Championships held in Frunze.Ref:78
1984*Just eight days after his miracle pass to lead Boston College over Miami, Doug Flutie was named Heisman Trophy winner for the year. Flutie was only the 13th quarterback to receive the award.Ref: 4
1984*Greg Page KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 8 for WBA heavyweight boxing title.Ref: 5
1988*NBC bids record $401 million to capture rights to 1992 Barcelona Olympics.Ref: 5
1988*New York Islanders greatest shutout loss (8-0) vs St Louis Blues.Ref: 5
1989*Mark Langston signs record $3.2 million per year California Angels contract.Ref: 5
1990*New York Knicks Patrick Ewing scores 50 points beating Charlotte 113-96.Ref: 5
1990*56th Heisman Trophy Award: Ty Detmer, Brigham Young (QB).Ref: 5
1991*80th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Lyon (3-1); this is France's first Davis Cup since 1932.Ref: 5
1994*(day unspecified) Kasparov and Karpov appear on Russian channel 6 for a two hour debate. They blamed each other for the termination of the 1984-85 matchRef:78
1994*3 Seattle Seahawks injured in a car accident.Ref: 5
1995*(day unspecified) Garry Kasparov defeats the chess computer Fritz on an Intel pentium computer.Ref:78
1996*Colin Montgomerie of Scotland wins Million Dollar Challenge, the richest first prize in golf $1 million.Ref: 5
1996*85th Davis Cup: France beats Sweden in Malmo (3-2).Ref: 5
1997*Golden State Warrior guard Latrell Sprewell, attacks his coach P J Carlesimo.Ref: 5
1997*Westinghouse formally changes its name to CBS.Ref: 5
1998*Lefthanded pitcher Randy Johnson decides to pitch in his hometown and agrees to a 4-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.Ref: 86
1998*Boxer Mike Tyson pleads no contest to misdemeanor assault for kicking and punching two motorists involved in the Aug. 31 auto accident in Maryland.Ref: 98
1998*Due the acquisition of all-star backstop Mike Piazza, the Mets deal fan favorite Todd Hundley along with right-hander Arnold Gooch to the Dodgers for outfielder Roger Cedeno and catcher Charles Johnson. New York then sends Johnson to Baltimore to obtain closer Armando Benitez.Ref: 1
1998*Bypassing his agent and making the deal himself, Rafael Palmeiro turns down a bigger offer from Orioles and signs a five-year $45 million contract to stay with the Rangers.Ref: 1
2000*Turk Wendell, who wears uniform number 99, agrees to a three-year deal worth $9,999,999.99 with the Mets. The New York reliever had asked that his pact include an option year in which he would play for free, but that plan was unworkable because baseball's collective bargaining agreement sets a $200,000 minimum salary.Ref: 1
2002*Russia wins its first Davis Cup by rallying to defeat the defending champion France, 3-2. (XDG, p 4A, 12/01/2003)Ref: 83
1822*Franz Liszt, age 11, makes piano debut in Vienna.Ref: 10
1835 Hans Christian Andersen published his first book of fairy tales.Ref: 5
1879*Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta, H.M.S. Pinafore, opened. Arthur Sullivan conducted the orchestra while William Gilbert played the role of a sailor in the chorus and in the Queen’s Nay-vee.Ref: 4
1887 Sherlock Holmes first appears in print: "A Study In Scarlet".Ref: 5
1903 "The Great Train Robbery", the first Western film, released.Ref: 5
1906 Cinema Omnia Pathe, world's first cinema, opens (Paris).Ref: 5
1919 AA Milne's "Mr Pim Passes By" premieres in Manchester.Ref: 5
1924*Lady Be Good opened in NY City. George Gershwin wrote the music while Fred and Adele Astaire were well-received by the show’s audience for their dancing talents.Ref: 4
1940*Glenn Miller got a call from ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Publishers). He was informed that he couldn’t use his Moonlight Serenade as his band’s theme song. He had to use "Slumber Song" instead because of an ASCAP ban.Ref: 4
1944*Béla Bartòk's Concerto for orchestra, premieres.Ref: 5
1944*Prokofjev's 8th Piano sonata, premieres.Ref: 5
1945*Burl Ives made his concert debut. He appeared at NY’s Town Hall.Ref: 4
1951 Benjamin Britten's opera "Billy Budd" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1956*The Leonard Bernstein musical "Candide," based on Voltaire, opened on Broadway.Ref: 5
1957*Sam Cooke and Buddy Holly and Crickets debut on Ed Sullivan Show.Ref: 5
1958*"Flower Drum Song" opens at St James Theater NYC for 602 performances.Ref: 5
1962*KGMB TV channel 9 in Honolulu HI (CBS) begins broadcasting.Ref: 5
1967*In the middle of the second season, Bjo Trimble becomes "the fan who saved Star Trek" when she pens a letter which is ultimately distributed to several thousand Star Trek fans urging a letter writing campaign to save the series. (Shatner, William, "Star Trek Memories", ©1993, ISBN 0-06-109235-5) 
1968*Burt Bacharach/Hal David's musical "Promises Promises" opens at Shubert Theater on Broadway. The play ran for 1,281 performances, earning $35,000 in profits each week of 1969. Dionne Warwick had a hit version of the title song.Ref: 4
1971*John & Yoko release "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in US.Ref: 5
1971*Galt MacDermot/John Guare's "2 Gentlemen of Verona" opens at St James Theater NYC for 613 performances.Ref: 5
1972*Wings release "Hi, Hi, Hi" in UK.Ref: 5
1976*Sex Pistols using profanity on TV, gets them branded as "rotten punks".Ref: 5
1980*Mel Harris appears on MASH in "Cementing Relationships".Ref: 5
1982*Michael Jackson releases "Thriller".Ref: 5
1985*Singer and actress Barbi Benton set a record as she appeared for the fourth time on the cover of Playboy magazine.Ref: 4
1985*Noraly Beyer becomes Netherlands' first black TV newscaster.Ref: 5
1986 Manet's "La Rue Mosniers aux Paveurs"sells for $11.1 million at Christie's, London.Ref: 10
1986*Georges Braque's "Woman Reading"sells for $9.5 million at Sotheby's, London.Ref: 10
1986*Paul McCartney releases "Only Love Remains".Ref: 5
1986 Musée d'orsay opens in Paris.Ref: 5
1988*Kohnberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co. emerges as winner to take over Nabisco Barbarians at the Gate.Ref: 10
1991*"Moscow Circus Cirk Valentin" closes at Gershwin NYC after 32 performances.Ref: 5
1991*"Once on this Island" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 469 performances.Ref: 5
1994*Cindy Crawford & Richard Gere announce they are seperating.Ref: 5
1994*Rober Schumanns 2nd Symphony premieres in London.Ref: 5
1549 Johan van der Veeken merchant/co-founder (VOC), is born.Ref: 5
1566 Philip earl of Nassau-Dillenburg, Governor of Fort Gorinchem/Nijmegen, is born.Ref: 5
1573*Philippus Rovenius [Rouveen] apostile vicar, is born.Ref: 5
1605*Juan de Padilla composer, is born.Ref: 5
1634*John-Erasmus Quellinus [Quellien] Flemish painter, is born.Ref: 5
1671*Francesco Stradivari Italian violin maker/son of Antonius, is born.Ref: 5
1671*John Keill mathematician, is born.Ref: 5
1709*Franz Xaver Richter composer, is born.Ref: 5
1712*Bernhard Christian Weber composer, is born.Ref: 5
1716*Nienne-Maurice Falconet, French sculptor, is born.Ref: 70
1722*A L Karschin writer, is born.Ref: 5
1724 Charles Theodoor elector (Palts & Bayern), is born.Ref: 5
1724*Dismas Hatas composer, is born.Ref: 5
1726*(Declaration of Independence) Oliver Wolcott, judge, (Ct-Gov), signer of the Declaration of Independence, is born in Windsor, CT. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 5
1726*Eggert Olafsson Icelandic writer, is born.Ref: 5
1729*Giuseppe Sarti composer, is born.Ref: 5
1743*Martin H Klaproth German chemist (uranium), is born.Ref: 5
1761*Madame Tussaud, Swiss-born modeller in wax who founded the world-famous exhibition on London's Baker Street, is born.Ref: 2
1779*Pyotr Ivanovich Turchaninov composer, is born.Ref: 5
1781*Charles Philippe Lafont composer, is born.Ref: 5
1784*François Henri Joseph Castil-Blaze composer, is born.Ref: 5
1787*Pavel Ivanovich Dulgorukov composer, is born.Ref: 5
1792*Nikolay Lobachevsky, mathematician, is born.Ref: 5
1798*Birth of Albert Barnes, American Presbyterian clergyman and Bible commentator. An active supporter of revivalism, Christian education and social reform, Barnes is best remembered today for his "Notes on the Old Testament" and "Notes on the New Testament."Ref: 5
1800*Mihály Vörösmarty Hungary, poet/dramatist ("To a Day-Dreamer"), is born.Ref: 5
1802*Sir Dominic Corrigan, Irish physician and author, is born.Ref: 70
1810*Joseph Gungl composer, is born.Ref: 5
1814*August Rockel composer, is born.Ref: 5
1823*Ernest Reyer composer, is born.Ref: 5
1826*William Mahone Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1895, is born.Ref: 5
1832*Archibald Gracie Jr Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), died in 1864, is born.Ref: 5
1835*Micah Jenkins Brigadier-General (Led Hoods Division at Chickamauga), died in 1864, is born.Ref: 5
1844*Alexandra Danish princess/Queen of Great Britain/Ireland, is born.Ref: 5
1844*Alfred Cellier composer, is born.Ref: 5
1847*Agathe Grondahl composer, is born.Ref: 5
1847*Julia Moore, poet, is born.Ref: 2
1850*Peter Erasmus Lange-Muller composer, is born.Ref: 5
1863*Oliver Herford, American humorist and poet, is born.Ref: 2
1872*Gerard Swope, the president of the General Electric Company for 20 years, is born.Ref: 70
1873*Charles JM Ruys de Beerenbrouck premier of Netherlands (1918-25, 29-33), is born.Ref: 5
1874*Dominicus Johner composer, is born.Ref: 5
1876*Johanna W "Mina" Bakker Dutch actress (Boefje), is born.Ref: 5
1878*Arthur B Spingarn US NAACP-chairman (1940-65), is born.Ref: 5
1883*Romanos Hovakimi Melik'yan composer, is born.Ref: 5
1884*Karl Schmidt[-Rottluff] German painter/sculptor (Brücke), is born.Ref: 5
1884*Torben Myer Copenhagen Denmark, actor (Girl Who Came Back), is born.Ref: 5
1885*Guy de Lioncourt composer, is born.Ref: 5
1886*Rex (Todhunter) Stout, American detective story writer, creator of Nero Wolfe, is born in Noblesville, IndianaRef: 4
1886*Pierre Kemp Dutch poet (Fugitives & Constants), is born.Ref: 5
1886*Willem E Crown Antillian writer, is born.Ref: 5
1888*Benjamin Crémieux French author (Le premier the la Classe), is born.Ref: 5
1891 Foppe G Scheltema Dutch lawyer (wreck laws), is born.Ref: 5
1893*Ernst Toller writer, is born.Ref: 5
1896*Petko Staynov composer, is born.Ref: 5
1897*Cyril Ritchard Tony Award-winning actor: Peter Pan [1955]; films: Hans Brinker, Half a Sixpence, Peter Pan, Blackmail; Kraft Television Theatre, Goodyear TV Playhouse; is born.Ref: 4
1897*Manuel A Neat Curaçao author (Nobleza di Coerazon), is born.Ref: 5
1898*Cyril Ritchard Sydney Australia, actor (Peter Pan, Hans Brinker), is born.Ref: 5
1899*Robert Welch, founder of the John Birch Society, is born.Ref: 5
1901*Dorothy James composer, is born.Ref: 5
1902*Morris "Red" Badgro Washington, NFL hall of famer (Yankees, Giants, Dodgers), is born.Ref: 5
1904*W A "Tony" Boyle United Mine Workers president, is born.Ref: 5
1905*Charles Finney US, author (Circus of Dr Lao), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Ida Carroll musician, is born.Ref: 5
1906*Jean Cartan composer, is born.Ref: 5
1909*Jan Koplowitz writer, is born.Ref: 5
1910*Dame Markova [Alicia Lilian Alice Marks] London, ballerina, is born.Ref: 5
1910*Joel Fluellen Louisiana, actor (Burning Cross, Learning Tree), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Calvin Griffith baseball owner: Washington Senators, Minnesota Twins; is born.Ref: 4
1911*Walter (Emmons) ‘Smokey’ Alston baseball: SL Cardinals; Baseball Hall of Fame manager: Brooklyn Dodgers [World Series: 1955], LA Dodgers [World Series: 1959, 1963, 1965]; is born.Ref: 5
1911*Wim van Nuland [Willem C Möhlmann] Dutch priest/writer (Doorstep), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Cookie (Harry Arthur) Lavagetto baseball: Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Dodgers [all-star: 1938-1941/World Series: 1941, 1947: pinch hit game-4-winning double off right field wall]; is born.Ref: 4
1912 Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, is born.Ref: 10
1912*Minoru Yamasaki, architect (World Trade Center, New York), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Terence Beckles pianist/teacher, is born.Ref: 5
1913*Mary Martin Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer: Peter Pan [1955]; South Pacific, I Do! I Do!, Sound of Music, Night and Day, Star Spangled Rhythm, Birth of the Blues, Rhythm on the River; singer: My Heart Belongs to Daddy, I’ll Walk Alone, Almost Like Being in Love; mother of actor Larry Hagman; is born in Weatherford TX.Ref: 4
1914*Dame Alicia Markova ballerina (Diaghilev Ballet Russe 1925-32), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Johnny Johnston St Louis MO, singer (Make that Spare), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Marty Marion baseball player (National League MVP 1944), is born.Ref: 5
1917*William Tracy Pittsburgh PA, actor (To the Shores of Tripoli), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Kirby Laing English contractor/multi-millionaire, is born.Ref: 5
1919*Anne Cox Chambers Dayton OH, US ambassador to Belgium (1977-81), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Ike Isaacs guitarist, is born.Ref: 5
1921*Ralph Manza San Francisco CA, actor (Banacek, Mama Malone, Newhart), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Geraldine McCulloug Maywood IL, painter/sculptor (Phoenix), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Paul Picerni New York NY, actor (Agent Lee Hobson-Untouchables), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Dick Shawn (Richard Schulefand) comedian, actor: Bewitched, Rented Lips, Maid to Order, Check is in the Mail, The Secret Diary of Sigmund Freud, Love at First Bite, The Producers, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World; is born.Ref: 4
1923*Admiral Stansfield Turner U.S. Navy Ret, CIA Director, is born.Ref: 4
1925*Cal ‘Buster’ McLish (Calvin Coolidge Julius Caesar Tuskahoma McLish) baseball: pitcher: Brooklyn Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians [all-star: 1959], Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, is born.Ref: 4
1925*David Doyle Omaha NE, actor (John Bosley-Charlie's Angels), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Jaime Mendoza-Nava composer, is born.Ref: 5
1925*Jordan Klein Miami FL, cameraman/director (Thunderball), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Martin Rodbell, Nobel Prize-winning biochemist, is born.Ref: 2
1926*Allyn Ann McLerie Québec, actress (Tony Randall Show, Thorn Birds), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Keith Michell Adelaide Australia, actor (6 Wives of Henry VIII), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Robert Symonds Bristow OK, actor (Robert E Lee-Blue & Gray), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Grant Beglarian composer, is born.Ref: 5
1929*David Doyle actor: Charlie’s Angels, Ghost Writer, Love or Money?, The Comeback, Paper Lion, Sweet Surrender, Rugrats, Bridget Loves Bernie; died Feb 26, 1997Ref: 68
1929*Dick Shawn Buffalo NY, actor (Producers, Maid to Order, Angel), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Alan Mouncer film director/producer, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Emily McLaughlin White Plains NY, actress (Jessie-General Hospital), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Leon Biriotti composer, is born.Ref: 5
1932*Robert T Herres Denver CO, USAF/astronaut, is born.Ref: 5
1934*Billy Paul (Paul Williams) singer, is born.Ref: 4
1934*Billy Paul (Paul Williams), Philadelphia PA, singer (Me & Mrs Jones), is born.Ref: 5
1934 Hilly Axwijk Suriname social worker, is born.Ref: 5
1935*Actor Woody Allen (Allan Stewart Konigsberg) is born in Brooklyn, NY.Ref: 24
1935*Lou Rawls (Louis Allen) Grammy Award-winning singer: Dead End Street [1967], A Natural Man [1972]; You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine, Your Good Thing is about to End, You’ve Made Me So Very Happy, Love is a Hurtin’ Thing, Budweiser commercials, TV regular: Dean Martin Presents; group: Soul Stirrers, is born in Chicago IL.Ref: 4
1935*Roger Christian US, ice hockey player (Olympics-gold-1960), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Lou Rawls (Louis Allen), Chicago IL, singer (Dean Martin's Gold-diggers, Natural Man), is born. (also TWA, 1998)Ref: 5
1937*Gordon Crosse Bury Lancashire England, composer (Grace of Todd), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Sandy Nelson musician: drums: Teen Beat, Let There be Drums; w/Teddy Bears: To Know Him is to Love Him, is born in Santa Monica CA.Ref: 4
1939*(Dianne) ‘Dee Dee’ Lennon singer: group: The Lennon Sisters: The Lawrence Welk Show, Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters, is born.Ref: 4
1939*Lee Trevino World Golf Hall of Famer: champion: US Open [1968, 1971], U.S. Senior Open [1990], British Open [1971, 1972], PGA: Rookie of the Year [1967], Varden Trophy-winner [1970], Player of the Year [1971], champion [1974, 1984], Seniors Champion [1992], Senior Player of the Year [1990, 1992]; AP Male Athlete of the Year [1971], is born in Dallas TX.Ref: 4
1940*Richard Pryor comedian, actor: Another You, See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Harlem Nights, Brewster’s Millions, Superman 3, The Toy, Some Kind of Hero, Silver Streak, The Wiz, California Suite, Blue Collar, Car Wash, Lady Sings the Blues, The Richard Pryor Show, On Broadway Tonight; Emmy Award-winning comedy-variety writer: Lily [1973-1974], is born.Ref: 4
1940*Ron Finn Toronto Ontario, NHL linesman, is born.Ref: 5
1940*Matthias Habich actor (Straight to the Heart, A Corps Perdu), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Peter Kalikow Queens NY, real estate developer/publisher (New York Post), is born.Ref: 5
1942*John Crowley US, sci-fi author (Deep, Beasts, Novelty), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Orton Enderlein German Federal Republic, luge (Olympics-gold-1964), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Nicholas Peter Negroponte New York NY, founder/director (Media Lab at MIT), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Eric Bloom singer, musician: guitar: group: Blue Oyster Cult, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Bette Midler, entertainer, is born. (TWA, 1998)Ref: 95
1944*John Densmore Los Angeles CA, drummer (Doors-Light My Fire), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Bette Midler Grammy Award-winning singer: LP: The Divine Miss M [1972], You are the Wind Beneath My Wings [1989]; Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, The Rose; Emmy Award-winning entertainer: Bette Midler-Old Red Hair is Back [1977-1978], The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson [5/21/1992]; actress: From a Distance, Beaches, For the Boys, Down and Out in Beverly Hill Business, Ruthless People, Hawaii, Fiddler on the Roof, Tommy, The Edge of Night, is born either in Aiea HI or Paterson NJ.Ref: 4
1945*John (Paul) Densmore musician: group: The Doors: Light My Fire, People are Strange, Love Me Two Times, Riders on the Storm, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Gilbert O’Sullivan (Raymond Edward O’Sullivan) singer: Alone Again [Naturally], Clare, Get Down, What’s in a Kiss?; LP: Back to Front, is born.Ref: 4
1946*Ho-Jun Li Korea People's Republic, rifle (Olympics-gold-1972), is born.Ref: 5
1948*George (Arthur) Foster baseball: outfielder: SF Giants, Cincinnati Reds [World Series: 1972, 1975, 1976/all-star: 1976-1979, 1981/Baseball Writer’s Award (National League): 1977], NY Mets, Chicago White Sox, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Pablo Escobar Gaviria Colombian drug baron, is born.Ref: 5
1951*Treat Williams actor: The Phantom, The Late Shift, Mulholland Falls, Final Verdict, J. Edgar Hoover, The Men’s Club, The Little Mermaid, Flashpoint, The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper, Prince of the City, Hair, The Eagle Has Landed, Eddie Dodd, Good Advice, is born in Rowayton CT.Ref: 4
1951*Alexander Panayotov Aleksandrov Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-5), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Eric Bloom rock vocalist/guitarist (Blue Oyster Cult), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Jaco Pastorius US jazz guitarist (Weather Report-Word of Mouth), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Bob Goen TV host (Wheel of Fortune, Entertainment Tonight), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Uwe Benter German Federal Republic, coxsman (Olympics-gold-1972), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Stuart Kimball rock guitarist (Face To Face), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Charlene Tilton actress: Dallas, Center of the Web, is born in San Diego CA.Ref: 4
1960*Carol Alt[man] Queens NY (Mrs Ron Greshner), model/actress (Private Parts), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Jeremy Northam actor: The Net, Amistad, The Winslow Boy, The Golden Bowl, Enigma, is born.Ref: 4
1961*Barb Mucha Parma OH, LPGA golfer (1992 Oldsmobile Classic), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Stan Albers Pleasant Beach NJ, actor (Curtis-Loving), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Pamela McGee WNBA center/forward (Sacramento Monarchs), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Craig David Parry Sunshine Victoria, PGA golfer (1994 Honda-2nd), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Greg McMichael Knoxville TN, pitcher (Atlanta Braves), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Matthew Laborteaux actor (Killing Stone, Deadly Friend), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Mike Flores NFL defensive end (Washington Redskins), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Steve Walsh NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Nestor Carbonell New York NY, actor (Luis-Suddenly Susan), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Reggie Sanders Florence SC, outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Anders Holmertz Swedendish free style swimmer (world record 400 meter), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Eddie Britton wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Kirk Rueter Centralia IL, pitcher (Montréal Expos), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Takahiro Ikenoue WLAF LB (Rhein Fire), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Todd Steussie NFL guard/tackle (Minnesota Vikings), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Oscar Sturgis WLAF DE (Frankfurt Galaxy), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Rob Zatechka NFL guard (New York Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Tom Robsock NFL/WLAF guard (Raiders, Barcelona Dragons), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Andre Royal linebacker (Carolina Panthers), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Charlie Jones wide receiver (San Diego Chargers), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Eric Thomas Chartage TX, 400 meter hurdler, is born.Ref: 5
1973*Mia Farrance Melbourne Victoria Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Richard Jordan linebacker (Detroit Lions), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Alya Rohali Miss Universe-Indonesia (1996), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Sandra Maidana Miss Universe-Uruguay (1996), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Konerak Sinthasomphone Milwaukee WI, Jeffrey Dahmer's victim, is born.Ref: 5
1988*Zoe Kravitz daughter of Lisa Bonet & Lenny KravitzRef: 5
660*Eligius/Eloy French bishop of Tournay-Noyon/saint, dies.Ref: 5
1135*Henry I of England (1st king that could read) dies and the crown is passed to his nephew Stephen of Bloise.Ref: 2
1374*Magnus Eriksson king of Norway/Sweden, dies.Ref: 5
1417 Walraven I van Brederode viceroy of Holland, dies.Ref: 5
1455*Lorenzo Ghiberti Italian sculptor, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1515*(or 2nd) Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba [el Gran Capitán] Spanish general, viceroy of Naples, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1521*Leo X [Giovanni de' Medici] Italian Pope (1513-21), dies at 45.Ref: 69
1530*Margaretha of Austria governess of the Netherlands, dies at 51.Ref: 5
1580*Giovanni Morone, Italian cardinal, heretic and diplomat, dies at age 71.Ref: 70
1580*-Edmund Campion English jesuit, hanged at 42.Ref: 5
1581*-Edmund Champion, 42, and other Jesuit martyrs are hanged at Tyburn, England, for sedition, after being tortured.Ref: 2
1623*Thomas Weelkes composer, dies at 47.Ref: 5
1633*Isabella of Austria infante of Spain/governess in Holland, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1635*Melchior Teschner composer, dies at 51.Ref: 5
1651*Cristobal de Isla Diego composer, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1700*Willem ten Rhijne Dutch physician in Batavia, dies at about 53.Ref: 5
1707*Jeremiah Clarke composer, dies.Ref: 5
1709 Abraham a Santa Clara [Johann Megerle] German court vicar, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1727*Johann Heinrich Buttstett composer, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1729*Christian Ludwig Boxberg composer, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1736 Simon van Slingelandt Dutch grand pensionary (1727-36), dies at 72.Ref: 5
1750*Doppelmayr mathematician.Ref: 5
1755*Maurice Greene composer, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1797*(Declaration of Independence) Oliver Wolcott, judge, (Ct-Gov), signer of the Declaration of Independence, dies at age 71.Ref: 70
1808*Anton Fischer composer, dies at 30.Ref: 5
1813*Ferdinando Bertoni composer, dies at 88.Ref: 5
1817*Justin Heinrich Knechtl composer, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1825*Aleksandr I P Romanov czar of Russia (1801-25), dies at 47.Ref: 5
1842*Midshipman Philip Spencer, son of Secretary of War John C. Spencer, is hanged for mutiny from the yardarm of the U.S.S. Somers. He is the first US Navy officer executed for mutiny.Ref: 3
1865*Constant van Crombrugghe Flemish monastery founder, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1887 Albertus J Duymaer van Twist Governor-General of Dutch-Indies, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1892*? De Bruyne, Belgian sergeant in Congo, murdered.Ref: 5
1892*Joseph Lippens, Belgian lieutenant in Congo, murdered.Ref: 5
1893*Eduard Franck composer, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1900*Large brown hawk species Caracara becomes extinct as last one killed on the island of Guadaloupe.Ref: 10
1916*Charles E Vicomte de Foucauld French explorer, dies at 58.Ref: 5
1917*Alfred Thayer Mahan, the influential American naval strategist, dies.Ref: 70
1925*Vicente Arregui Garay composer, dies at 54.Ref: 5
1926*Hans Heinrich XIV Hochberg composer, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1932*Amadeo Vives composer, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1934*Sergey Kirov, another leading Bolshevik, is assassinated in his Leningrad office at the instigation of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. Stalin was to use this death as a pretext for eliminating Stalin's enemies in seven separate trials.Ref: 3
1935*Bernard Schmidt inventor (Schmidt camera), dies.Ref: 5
1939*Max Fiedler composer, dies at 79.Ref: 5
1945*Harvey Bartlett Gaul composer, dies at 64.Ref: 5
1947*Aleister Edward S Crowley, British occultist, dies at age 72 in Brighton, England.Ref: 68
1947*Hardy, mathematician, dies.Ref: 5
1950*Ernest John Moeran British composer, dies at 55.Ref: 5
1951*Felix Petyrek composer, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1952*Victor E Orlando Italian premier (1917-19), dies at 92.Ref: 5
1958*Boots (Patricia) Mallory actress: Sing Sing Nights, Wolf Dog, Powdersmoke Range, Carnival Lady; dies.Ref: 70
1958*Sir George Hubert Wilkins, Australian-born British explorer, dies at age 70.Ref: 70
1958*Our Lady of Angels School burns, killing 92 students & 3 nuns (Chicago).Ref: 5
1960*Ion Vasilescu composer, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1968*Hugo Haas actor/director (Bait, Pick Up), dies of asthma at 66.Ref: 5
1971*Arthur B Springarn US NAACP chairman (1940-65), dies at 93.Ref: 5
1972*Antonio Segni Italian PM/President (1955-57, 59-60, 62-64), dies at 81.Ref: 5
1973*David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first prime minister, died in Tel Aviv at age 87. (TWA, 1994)Ref: 95
1974*Lajos Zilahy Hungarian/US author (Angry Angel), dies at 83.Ref: 5
1974*Stephen Gill Spottswood US bishop/chairman (NAACP), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1974*Los Angeles Skid Row slasher kills first of 8.Ref: 5
1974*Boeing 727 crashes in Upperville VA, 92 die.Ref: 5
1975*Nick Kenny US columnist/songwriter (Nick Kenny Show), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1977*Paul Hardy Belgian designer (Italian Country), dies at 69.Ref: 5
1980*Sam Levene (Samuel Levine) actor: A Dream of Kings, Three Men on a Horse; dies at age 75.Ref: 4
1981*Yugoslavic DC-9 crashes into mountain at Corsica, 174 killed.Ref: 5
1982*(Green River Killer) (date given as between December 1, 1982 and December 31, 1985) Jane Doe B-16, is last seen. She is listed as the 46th of 48 women Gary Ridgway admits killing. (USA Today, p 3A, 11/06/2003)Ref: 13
1982*(Green River Killer) (date given as between January 1, 1982 and March 21, 1984) Jane Doe B-17, is last seen. She is listed as the 47th of 48 women Gary Ridgway admits killing. (USA Today, p 3A, 11/06/2003)Ref: 13
1982*Dorothy James composer, dies on 81st birthday.Ref: 5
1983*Mirsky mathematician, dies.Ref: 5
1986*Horace Heidt bandleader: Horace Heidt and His Musical Knights; radio show host: Pot O’ Gold; talent show host: Youth Opportunity; dies at age 85.Ref: 4
1986*[Irving] Lee Dorsey [Kid Chocolate] US boxer/singer, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1986*Robert L "Bobby" Layne football player (Detroit Lions), dies at 59.Ref: 5
1987*Donn Fulton Eisele Colonel USAF/astronaut, dies of a heart attack at 57.Ref: 5
1987*James Arthur Baldwin writer (Another Country), dies at 63.Ref: 5
1988*596 dead after cyclone hits Bangladesh, half a million homeless.Ref: 5
1989*Alvin Ailey Jr., American choreographer and dancer; founded Ailey American Dance Theater, dies at age 58.Ref: 70
1990*Russell Markert choreographer: founded, directed: Radio City Music Hall Rockettes; dies.Ref: 4
1990 Jan H de Groot Dutch co-founder (Vrij Nederland), dies.Ref: 5
1991*(Colonel) Buster ‘Bus’ Mills baseball: SL Cardinals, Brooklyn Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, SL Browns, NY Yankees, Cleveland Indians; dies.Ref: 4
1991*Byron Webster actor (That Man Bolt), dies of AIDS at 58.Ref: 5
1991*George Joseph Stigler US economist (Nobel 1982), dies at 80.Ref: 5
1992*2 C-141B Starlifters collide in Montana & crash, 13 die.Ref: 5
1993*Northwest Airlink commuter plane crashes in Minnesota, killing 18.Ref: 5
1994*Lionel Stander actor (Max-Hart to Hart), dies at 86.Ref: 5
1996 Barbak Karmal politician, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1996*Irving Gordon songwriter, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1997*West Paducah, KY. Three students killed, five wounded by Michael Carneal, 14, as they participated in a prayer circle at Heath High School. Carneal pleads guilty but mentally ill to murder and is serving life in prison. One of the wounded girls is left paralyzed.Ref: 88
1997*Denis Gerald Barrington artist, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1997*Stephane Grappelli French jazz violinist, dies at 89Ref: 5
2001*Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in back-to-back explosions at a downtown Jerusalem pedestrian mall, killing 11 bystanders.Ref: 70
2002*Eugene T "Bob" Gregorie, the first design chief of the Ford Motor and creator of the Lincoln Continental, dies at age 94.Ref: 83
2002*Edward L "Ned" Beach, the US Navy captain who wrote "Run Silent, Run Deep", dies in Washington DC at age 84. (XDG, p 4A, 12/01/2003)Ref: 83

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