Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
December 2nd

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1682*English Earl of Shaftesbury's flight to Amsterdam.Ref: 5
1697*New St. Paul's cathedral, rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren, opens in London.Ref: 5
1763*The Touro Synagogue opened in Newport, RI. Sephardic Jews in Jamaica, Surinam, London and Amsterdam sponsored the building of this first major center of Jewish culture in America.Ref: 5
1802 English sell Suriname to Dutch.Ref: 5
1804*In Notre Dame Cathedral, Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned Napoleon I, the first emperor of France by Pope Pius VII.Ref: 3
1812*James Madison re-elected President of US, Elbridge Gerry Vice-President.Ref: 5
1813*Prince Willem Frederik accepts constitutional monarchy.Ref: 5
1816*The first savings bank in the United States, the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society, opened for business.Ref: 70
1816*Spa Fields riots in London.Ref: 10
1819*Abraham Lincoln's father, Thomas, marries a widow, Sarah Bush Johnston, and becomes stepfather to her three children. Abraham develops much affection for his stepmother. (Ref) 
1822 In San Salvador, a congress proposes incorporation into US.Ref: 5
1823*President James Monroe proclaims the principles known as the Monroe Doctrine, "that the American continents, by the free and independent condition which they have assumed and maintained, are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by European powers."Ref: 2
1840*William H Harrison elected President of US, John Tyler Vice-President.Ref: 5
1848*Franz Josef I becomes emperor of Austria and King of Hungary.Ref: 5
1852*The Second Empire proclaimed in France with Napoleon III as emperor.Ref: 5
1868*Benjamin Disraeli resigns as Prime Minister of England following liberal victory.Ref: 5
1873*The Reformed Episcopal Church was organized in NY City when 8 clergymen and 20 laymen broke from the Protestant Episcopal Church over a debate regarding proper church ritual.Ref: 5
1882 Amsterdam Artis Zoo opens aquarium.Ref: 5
1887*French President Grévy (80) resigns.Ref: 5
1891*52nd Congress (1891-93) convenes.Ref: 5
1895*54th Congress (1895-97) convenes.Ref: 5
1899*US & Germany agree to divide Samoa between them.Ref: 5
1900*South African (Boer) President Paul Kruger arrives in Germany.Ref: 5
1907 Spain and France agree to enforce Moroccan measures adopted in 1906.Ref: 2
1908*Pu Yi (Hsuan-T'ung) became China's Last Emperor at age 3.Ref: 5
1908*The Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America was founded in Philadelphia. (In 1950 this ecumenical organization was replaced by the National Council of Churches.)Ref: 5
1909*J.P. Morgan acquires majority holdings in Equitable Life Co. This is the largest concentration of bank power to date.Ref: 2
1911*A Chicago "slugger," paid $50 by labor unions for every scab he "discouraged," described his job in an interview: "Oh, there ain't nothin' to it. I gets my fifty, then I goes out and finds the guy they wanna have slugged. I goes up to `im and I says to `im, `My friend, by way of meaning no harm,' and then I gives it to `im -- biff! in the mug. Nothin' to it."Ref: 59
1913*Archdiocese of Managua created.Ref: 5
1913 Government-Barthou falls due to overtime conscription.Ref: 5
1917*Han Yong-woon, found Zen awakening at Osean Monastery Korea.Ref: 5
1918*Armenia proclaims independence from Turkey.Ref: 2
1924 British-German trade agreement signed.Ref: 5
1926*The first aluminum streetcars were put in service in Cleveland, Ohio.Ref: 4
1927*The first Model A is unveiled in NY City’s Waldorf Hotel and in 35 other cities around the U.S., Canada and Europe. The Phaeton sold for $395.00 and the Tudor Sedan for $495.00. The lag between cars available and orders on hand had mounted to 800,000 by the spring of 1928.Ref: 4
1933 First transatlantic telephone wedding (Bertil Clason-Sigrid Carlson).Ref: 5
1939*New York's La Guardia Airport began operations as an airliner from Chicago lands, 1 minute after midnight.Ref: 5
1939*British Imperial Airways & British Airways merge to form BOAC.Ref: 5
1940*A seat on the NY Stock Exchange would have set you back $33,000, the lowest price for a seat since 1899, when they sold for the bargain price of just $29,500.Ref: 4
1943*The first transport of Jews from Vienna arrives at Auschwitz.Ref: 35
1943*First RSHA transport out of Vienna reaches Birkenau camp.Ref: 5
1946 The United States and Great Britain merge their German occupation zones.Ref: 2
1946*Rev. E.V. Steele founded the European Christian Orphanage and Mission Society in Alberta, Canada. Its name was changed in 1953 to World Missions Fellowship and has been headquartered since 1961 in Grants Pass. OR.Ref: 5
1952*An employee error releases 1 million gallons of radioactive water into an experimental nuclear reactor.Ref: 62
1952*George Jorgensen, a former G.I. who had gone to Denmark in 1950, prepared to return to the U.S. this day -- as Christine Jorgensen. He had undergone 2,000 hormone injections and six operations performed by sex change surgeons.Ref: 4
1952*Keeping his campaign promise, President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower arrived in Korea to promote a settlement to end hostilities in that war-ravaged country.Ref: 4
1954*The U.S. Senate votes sixty-five to twenty-two to condemn Senator Joseph McCarthy for misconduct unbecoming to a senator, due to McCarthy's investigation of thousands of suspected Communists in U.S. government, military, and society.Ref: 3
1956 Fidel Castro lands with "Granma" on coast of Cuba.Ref: 5
1957*First US full-scale atomic electric power plant-power generated, Shippingport PA.Ref: 5
1958 Benelux treaty signed by Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg.Ref: 5
1958*24th Heisman Trophy Award: Pete Dawkins, Army (HB).Ref: 5
1959*Malpasset dam collapses destroying French Riviera town of Frejus.Ref: 5
1961 Cuban leader Fidel Castro declared himself a Marxist-Leninist who would lead Cuba to Communism.Ref: 70
1962*WCDR-FM from Cedarville (OH) College begins broadcasting.Ref: 56
1964*Brazil sends Juan Peron back to Spain, foiling his efforts to return to his native land.Ref: 2
1964*Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley; 800 students arrested largest Calif. mass arrest in history.Ref: 10
1968*President Nixon names Henry Kissinger security advisor.Ref: 5
1970*The Environmental Protection Agency begins operating under director William Ruckelshaus.Ref: 70
1970*The U.S. Senate votes to give 48,000 acres of New Mexico back to the Taos Indians.Ref: 2
1971*Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujeira, Sharjah & Umm ak Qiwain form the United Arab Emirates.Ref: 5
1971*Zayid bin Sultan Al Nuhayyan of Abu Dhabi becomes President of UAE.Ref: 5
1972*"December Giant" largest sinkhole in US collapses (AL).Ref: 5
1975 Laos falls to communist forces; King Sisavang Vatthana resigns, Lao People's Democratic Republic proclaimed.Ref: 5
1978 Chanting "Allah is great", anti-Shah protesters poured through Tehran.Ref: 5
1979*Crowds attack US embassy at Tripoli Libya.Ref: 5
1979*USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR.Ref: 5
1981 Spanish government requests membership in NATO.Ref: 5
1981 Attempted coup in Seychelles as Mad Mike Hoare and 44 mercenaries hijack Air India plane to escape.Ref: 10
1984*USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR.Ref: 5
1985*Philippine Chief staff General Fabian speaks of B Aquino's murder.Ref: 5
1986*Dow-Jones index hits record 1955.57.Ref: 5
1987*Chicago City Council elects Eugene Sawyer acting mayor.Ref: 5
1987*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1988*5 gunmen who hijacked Soviet Aeroflot jet, surrender in Israel.Ref: 5
1988*UN votes 151-2 (Israel & US) to move PLO debate to Geneva, Britain abstains.Ref: 5
1989*Vishwanath Pratap Singh sworn in as President of India.Ref: 5
1990 Chancellor Helmut Kohl's center-right coalition easily won the first free all-German elections since 1932.Ref: 70
1990*Composer Aaron Copland died in North Tarrytown, N.Y., at age 90.Ref: 70
1991*American hostage Joseph Cicippio, held captive in Lebanon for more than five years, was released.Ref: 70
1992 Germany's lower house of parlaiment votes overwhelmingly in favor of the Maastricht Treaty on European Unity. (XDC, p 4A, 12/02/2002)Ref: 83
1993*Dow-Jones hits record 3702.11.Ref: 5
1994*Reputed "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss is convicted in Los Angeles of three counts of pandering.Ref: 5
1994*Achille Lauro (Willem Ruys) sinks off the coast of Somalia.Ref: 5
1994*Andrew Lloyd Webber admitted to the hospital for ulcer treatment.Ref: 5
1997*Attorney General Janet Reno declined to seek an independent counsel investigation of telephone fund-raising by President Clinton and Vice President Gore.Ref: 70
1998*Former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy is acquitted of all counts in a corruption case involving sports tickets and travel that he'd accepted from companies that did business with his department.Ref: 70
1998*The Ohio Supreme Court clears the way for Sam Sheppard's wrongful imprisonment suit. (Ref: Dayton Daily News, 01/30/00, p 6A) 
1998*Microsoft Corp. chairman Bill Gates donated $100 million to help immunize children in developing countries.Ref: 70
1999 In Northern Ireland, a power-sharing Cabinet of Protestants and Catholics sat down together for the first time.Ref: 70
2001*In one of the largest corporate bankruptcies in US history, Enron files for Chapter 11 protection.Ref: 70
2003*(I-270 Sniper) Authorties confirm a 12th shooting broke a window at an elementary school in Obetz (south of Columbus OH) at 1:30AM on November 11. They said four of the shootings were from the same gun and that they believed all the shootings were connected. (XDG, p 2A, 12/03/2003)Ref: 83
1901*King Camp Gillette begins selling safety razor blades.Ref: 5
1902*The first working V-8 engine was patented in France by French engine designer Leon-Marie-Joseph-Clement Levavasseur.Ref: 3
1921*The first successful helium dirigible, C-7, makes a test flight in Portsmouth, VaRef: 2
1929 First skull of Peking man found, 50 km out of Peking at Tsjoe Koe Tien.Ref: 5
1934*5.08-m (200") Mt Palomar Observatory mirror is cast.Ref: 5
1942*Enrico Fermi oversees a self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction was demonstrated for the first time at the University of Chicago.Ref: 70
1942*3:49 p.m. CP-1 goes critical. It demonstrates a k value of 1.0006, and is allowed to reach a thermal output of 0.5 watts (ultimately it operates at 200 watts maximum).Ref: 91
1963*First Dutch rocket launched/reaches height of 10 km.Ref: 5
1969*The Boeing 747 jumbo jet gets its first public preview as 191 people, most of them reporters and photographers, flew from Seattle to New York City.Ref: 70
1971*Soviet Mars 3 is 1st to soft land on Mars.Ref: 5
1974*Soyuz 16 launched into Earth orbit for 6 days.Ref: 5
1982*Barney B. Clark became the first recipient of an artificial heart,developed by Dr. Robert K. Jarvik. The 61-year-old retired dentist from Seattle underwent a 7½-hour operation at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City. The operation was performed by a surgical team headed by Dr. William C. DeVries at the University of Utah Medical Center. Clark survived with the artificial heart for over 3 months. He died on March 23, 1983.Ref: 4
1988*STS-27 Atlantis launched (Secret military mission).Ref: 5
1990*US 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) launches into orbit.Ref: 5
1993*Space shuttle STS-61 (Endeavour 5), launches.Ref: 5
1995*NASA launches a US-European observatory on a $1 billion mission to study the sun. (XDG, p. 4A, 12/2/2000)Ref: 83
1777*British General Howe plots attack on Washington's army for Dec 4.Ref: 5
1790 Austrian army occupies Brussels.Ref: 5
1805*Napoleon Bonaparte celebrates the first anniversary of his coronation with a victory at Austerlitz over a Russian and Austrian army.Ref: 2
1863*General Braxton Bragg turns over command of the Army of Tennessee to General William Hardee at Dalton, Ga.Ref: 2
1864*Major General Grenville M. Dodge is named to replace General William Rosecrans as Commander of the Department of Missouri.Ref: 2
1864*Skirmish at Rocky Creek Church, Georgia.Ref: 5
1864*Archibald Gracie Jr Confederate Brigadier-General, dies in battle at 31.Ref: 5
1914*Austrian troops occupy Belgrade, Serbia.Ref: 2
1932 Bolivia accepts Paraguay's terms for a truce in the Chaco War.Ref: 2
1941*Yamamoto sends his fleet to Pearl Harbor.Ref: 5
1941*Naval Intelligence ceases bugging Japanese consul.Ref: 5
1942*The Allies repel a strong Axis attack in Tunisia, North Africa.Ref: 2
1943*Two battalions of the 2nd Regiment of the Special Service Force begin climbing Mount la Difensa in Italy. Their objective is to clear German positions there and on Mount Remetanea. 
1943*Several German JU-88 bombers attack the Italian seaport of Bari. After 20 minutes, four ships have been damaged. One, a gasoline ship, explodes. Then an ammunition ship explodes. Sixteen cargo ships sink, with 1000 men killed. One ship containing 100 tons of mustard gas in 100-pound bombs sinks. 559 men suffer greatly from the poisoning, with a further 69 dying within two weeks. 
1944*General George S. Patton's troops enter the Saar Valley and break through the Siegfried line.Ref: 2
1944*General De Gaulle arrives in Moscow.Ref: 5
1944*German troops seize Betuwse dikes.Ref: 5
1944*US 95th Infantry division occupies bridge at Saar.Ref: 5
1946*The United States and Great Britain merge their German occupation zones.Ref: 2
1896*Bob Fitzsimmons is disqualified by referee Wyatt Earp for "hitting below the belt" in a match in San Francisco against Tom Sharkey, a friend of Earp. Earp strapped on his gunbelt to emphasize his decision was not a discussion item. The case came to court and Fitzsimmons lost on the grounds that boxing was illegal in California.Ref: 97
1902*Soccer team Go Ahead forms in Deventer.Ref: 5
1907*Tommy Burns KOs Gunner Moir in 10 to retain the heavyweight boxing title.Ref: 5
1907*English Professional Football Player's Association forms.Ref: 5
1916*Baseballers who are injured now get full pay for duration of contract.Ref: 5
1922*10th CFL Grey Cup: Queen's University defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 13-1.Ref: 5
1928*Cardinals 1B Jim Bottomley is voted National League MVP.Ref: 5
1941*Bill Terry is replaced by Mel Ott as the manager of the Giants. The former skipper will now direct NY's farm system.Ref: 1
1941 Largest roller skating rink (outside of NYC) opens in Peekskill NY.Ref: 5
1944*10th Heisman Trophy Award: Les(lie) Horvath, Ohio State (QB).Ref: 5
1947*13th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Lujack, Notre Dame (QB).Ref: 5
1948*Stan Musial is picked National League MVP.Ref: 5
1950*Vic Toweel of South Africa set a record for knockdowns -- in a title fight in Johannesburg, South Africa. He floored Danny O’Sullivan of England 14 times in 10 rounds before the bantamweight fight was stopped. During a post-fight interview, O’Sullivan told reporters, “Adkeivhaep oi er,” then, keeled over, again.Ref: 4
1951*Philadelphia sets NFL record of 25 first-downs rushing.Ref: 5
1952*Commissioner Ford Frick plans to take action against Jackie Robinson; two days earlier Robinson had called the Yankees a racist organization for its failure to promote a black to the parent club.Ref: 1
1952*18th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Vessels, OK (HB).Ref: 5
1954*Frank Selvy of Milwaukee sets then NBA record of 24 of 26 free throws.Ref: 5
1958*The Indians trade first baseman Vic Wertz and flycatcher Gary Geiger to the Red Sox in exchange for outfielder Jimmy Piersall.Ref: 1
1959*An additional draft of 20 rounds is held by the AFL. Ref 
1961 First OT Grey Cup game (Winnipeg 21, Hamilton 14).Ref: 5
1962*50th CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg beats Hamilton, 28-27 at Toronto [OT].Ref: 5
1963*The rules committee of the major leagues bans over-sized catcher gloves starting in 1965.Ref: 1
1965*The Cubs trade pitcher Lindy McDaniel and outfielder Don Landrum to the Giants for catcher Randy Hundley and pitcher Bill Hands.Ref: 1
1967*55th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Saskatchewan, 24-1.Ref: 5
1972*In one of their worst trades Yankees get Rich McKinney for Stan Bahnsen.Ref: 5
1972*60th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Saskatchewan, 13-10.Ref: 5
1973*62nd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (5-0).Ref: 5
1973*US Air Arena opens in Landover MD, Bullets beat Seattle, 98-96.Ref: 5
1974*Cowhide, rather than just horsehide, can be used to make baseballs.Ref: 5
1974 Giant Baba beats Jack Brisco in Kagoshimi, to become NWA champion.Ref: 5
1979*Foots Walker becomes the first Cleveland Cavalier to score a triple-double.Ref: 5
1981*Fernando Valenzuela (Dodgers) wins National League Rookie of the Year.Ref: 5
1984*Dan Marino connected for four touchdown passes and set an NFL record for TD passes in a season (40). Miami’s Dolphins lost the game, however, to the Los Angeles Rams, 45-34. It marked the Dolphins’ first home loss of the season following six wins.Ref: 4
1984*4th meeting of Giants-Jets, Giants even series at 2 with 20-10 win.Ref: 5
1985*The highest-rated Monday Night Football telecast was seen this night on ABC-TV. The Miami Dolphins beat the Chicago Bears, 38-24. The Miami win snapped the Bears’ 12-game winning streak.Ref: 4
1987*"334" club forms as 334 brave Devil fans journey through 20" of snow to attend New Jersey Devils 7-5 victory over Calgary at Meadowlands.Ref: 5
1989*55th Heisman Trophy Award: Andre Ware, Houston (QB).Ref: 5
1990*79th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in St Petersburg (3-2).Ref: 5
1990*Beth Daniel/Davis Love win LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1991*Bobby Bonilla signs record $29 million-5 year pact with the NY Mets.Ref: 5
1993*Met free-agent Eddie Murray (.285, 27,100) leaves NY to sign with the Indians.Ref: 1
1993*The Phillies trade World Series goat, closer Mitch Williams, to the Astros for pitchers Doug Jones and Jeff Juden.Ref: 1
1993*Houston Rockets tie NBA record of 15-0 start.Ref: 5
1997*After hitting .304, with 40 HR and 113 RBI for a second consecutive season, Colorado Rockies third baseman Vinny Castilla agrees to a four-year contract extension through 2001.Ref: 86
1997*MCI Center opens in Washington DC, Wizards vs SuperSonicsRef: 5
1999*The Colorado Rockies introduce Tsao Chin-Hui, from Taiwan, at a press conference.Ref: 86
2001 MCI Center opens in Washington DC, Wizards vs SuperSonicsRef: 83
2001*Nicolas Escude gives France its 9th Davis Cup. (XDG, p 4A, 12/02/2002)Ref: 83
1603*First performance of a Shakespeare play before royalty: King James sees "As You Like It" at Wilton.Ref: 10
1620 English language newspaper "Namloos" begins publishing in Amsterdam.Ref: 5
1840*Gaetano Donizetti's opera "La Favorita" premieres in Paris.Ref: 5
1867*People wait in mile-long lines to hear Charles Dickens give his first reading in NY City.Ref: 2
1877*Camille Saint-Saëns' opera "Samson et Dalila" premieres in Weimar.Ref: 5
1882 America's first pulp fiction magazine, The Golden Argosy, later just Argosy, issued.Ref: 10
1883*Johannes Brahms' 3rd Symphony in F, premieres.Ref: 5
1885*The opera "Regina di Saba" is produced (Vienna).Ref: 5
1887 Amsterdam's Oscar Carrés Circus Theater opens.Ref: 5
1887*Charles Dickens' first public reading in US (NY NY).Ref: 5
1896*Gerhart Hauptmann's "Die versunkene Glocke" premieres in Berlin.Ref: 5
1932 The Adventures of Charlie Chan was first heard on the NBC Blue radio network. The Chinese detective became even more popular on the movie screen in the 1930s and 1940s.Ref: 4
1933*Fred Astaire's 1st film, "Dancing Lady," released.Ref: 5
1951*"Borscht Capades" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 90 performances.Ref: 5
1952*Denver’s KOA-TV transmitted, for 49 stations on the NBC network, the first human birth to be seen on TV. It was a part of the program, The March of Medicine.Ref: 4
1954*"Hit the Trail" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 4 performances.Ref: 5
1957*Sam Cooke's "You Send Me" reaches #1.Ref: 5
1959 Behind the Great Wall, a truly stinking motion picture, was seen at the Mayfair Theatre in New York City. A somewhat noxious scent was piped through the ceiling vents during certain portions of the show. The effect was called Aromarama. It didn’t catch on.Ref: 4
1961*Wind Bell, journal of San Francisco Zen Center, begins publishing.Ref: 5
1964*Ringo Starr's tonsils are removed.Ref: 5
1966*Love, Moby Grape & Lee Michaels perform at Fillmore East.Ref: 5
1969*"Buck White" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 7 performances.Ref: 5
1970*Tippetts Opera "Knot Garden" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1972*"Via Galactica" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 7 performances.Ref: 5
1972*Motown’s Temptations reached the #1 spot on the top 40 charts with Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone. It was the fourth #1 hit for the Temptations, joining My Girl (1965), I Can’t Get Next to You (1969) and Just My Imagination (1971).Ref: 4
1978*Neil Diamond & Barbra Streisand's "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" hits #1.Ref: 5
1981*Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco opens at 11:30 AM.Ref: 5
1985*Rupert Holmes' musical "Mystery of Edwin Drood" premieres at Imperial Theater NYC for 608 performances.Ref: 5
1987*72-page hand manuscript by Albert Einstein revealing theory of relativity sold for record $1.16m.Ref: 10
1987*Jennifer Steele, 17, of Colorado becomes Miss Teen America.Ref: 5
1988 "Naked Gun" premieres, a movie based on TV's "Police Squad".Ref: 5
1992*WQEW-AM radio replaces WQXR on 1560 in New York NY.Ref: 5
1993*A Websters musical "Sunset Promenade" premieres in Los Angeles.Ref: 5
1994*"Cobb" premieres.Ref: 5
1995*17th ACE Cable Awards.Ref: 5
1995*R. Kelly’s R. Kelly was the #1 album in the U.S for one week. The tracks: Intro--The Sermon, Hump Bounce, Not Gonna Hold On, You Remind Me of Something, Step in My Room, Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby, Be Happy, Down Low, I Can’t Sleep Baby, Thank God It’s Friday, Love is on the Way, Heaven If You Hear Me, Religious Love, Tempo Slow, As I Look Into My Life and Trade in My Life.Ref: 4
1997*Diana, Princess of Wales: Tribute double album was released. The collection included songs from Sinead O’Connor, Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton, Mariah Carey, Queen, George Michael, U2, Paul McCartney, REM, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and many others.Ref: 4
1578*Agostino Agazzari composer, is born.Ref: 5
1678*Nicolaas S Cruquius Dutch hydraulic engineer (drained Haarlemmermeer), is born.Ref: 5
1728*Ferdinando Galiani Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat, is born.Ref: 5
1760*Joseph Graetz composer, is born.Ref: 5
1760*John Breckinridge, American politician, is born.Ref: 70
1777*Henry Doeff colonialist (wrote Dutch-Japanese dictionary), is born.Ref: 5
1802*Melancthon Smith Wade Brigadier-General (Union volunteers), died in 1868, is born.Ref: 5
1813*Jacob Rosenhaim composer, is born.Ref: 5
1821*Rufus Barringer Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), died in 1895, is born.Ref: 5
1825*Pedro II van Alcantara Emperor of Brazil (1831-89), is born.Ref: 5
1831*Birth of Francis N. Peloubet, American Congregational clergyman. A promoter of the Sunday School, he penned 44 annual volumes of "Select Notes on the International Sunday School Lessons" between 1875 and his death in 1920. They were known afterward as "Peloubet's Notes."Ref: 5
1837*Dr. Joseph Bell, British physician believed to be the prototype of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective Sherlock Holmes, is born.Ref: 2
1837*Charles Garrison Harker Brigadier-General (Union volunteers), died in 1864, is born.Ref: 5
1846*Pierre M Waldeck-Rousseau French Minister of Foreign affairs/premier, is born.Ref: 5
1856*Robert Kajanus composer, is born.Ref: 5
1859*Georges Seurat French painter: Sunday Afternoon on the Island of Grand Jatte; is born.Ref: 4
1863*Charles Ringling, one of the seven Ringling brothers of circus fame, is born.Ref: 68
1863*Gustav Wohlgemuth composer, is born.Ref: 5
1866*Henry Thacker Burleigh Erie PA, black composer (Springarn Medal), is born.Ref: 5
1868*Francis Jammes French poet/writer (Jammisme), is born.Ref: 5
1869*Jonas Cohn German/English philosopher (Theory of the Dialects), is born.Ref: 5
1870*Francis Louis Casadesus French violinist/composer/conductor, is born.Ref: 5
1875*Frank Reicher Munich Germany, actor (King Kong, Son of Kong), is born.Ref: 5
1884*Ruth Draper, actress and writer, is born.Ref: 2
1885*Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek writer and lawyer (Zorba the Greek), is born.Ref: 2
1885*George Minot US, physician, worked on anemia (Nobel 1934), is born.Ref: 5
1892*Leo Ornstein composer, is born.Ref: 5
1893*William Gaxton, San Francisco CA, actor (Destry, Convoy), is born.Ref: 5
1893*Julius Bissier German painter, is born.Ref: 5
1893*Louis Freeman band leader, is born.Ref: 5
1894*Warren William [Krech] Aitkin MN, actor (Cæsar-Cleopatra, Morgan-Go West Young Man), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Klaas Voskuil journalist, is born.Ref: 5
1896*Georgi Zukov, Soviet general who captured Berlin during World War II, is born.Ref: 2
1897*Rewi Alley New Zealand, writer (Americans in China), is born.Ref: 5
1899*John Barbirolli English conductor (NY Philharmonic Orchestra), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Staf Gustaf Frans Nees Flemish organist/composer (Simon Peter), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Horace A Hildreth (Governor-ME, 1945-49), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Miroslav Ponc composer, is born.Ref: 5
1904*Donald Woods Brandon Manitoba, actor (Tammy), is born.Ref: 5
1905*Osvaldo Pugliese musician/composer, is born.Ref: 5
1906*Peter Carl Goldmark, engineer, developed the first commercial color television and the long-playing phonograph record, is born.Ref: 2
1906*John Bentley England, actor (Hammer the Tuff), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Hy Gardner journalist: Miami, NY radio/TV: Hy Gardner Calling; is born.Ref: 68
1908*Robert F Simon Mansfield OH, actor (Custer, MASH, Man Who Shot Liberty Valance), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Rufe Davis OK, actor (Cocoanut Grove, Trail Blazers, Gangs of Sonora), is born.Ref: 5
1909*June Clyde actress: Behind the Mask, A Study in Scarlet Branded Men; is born.Ref: 4
1910*Robert (John) Paige actor: Bye Bye Birdie, Hellzapoppin, Son of Dracula, The Green Promise, The Monster and the Girl; TV emcee: The Big Payoff, The Colgate Comedy Hour; is born in Indianapolis IN.Ref: 4
1912*Henry Armstrong, the only boxer to hold three titles simultaneously, is born.Ref: 2
1914*Eddie Sauter musician: drums, trumpet, arranger: for Benny Goodman: Superman, Benny Rides Again, All the Cats Join In, Clarinet A La King; for Artie Shaw: The Maid with the Flaccid Air, composer; orchestra leader: Sauter-Finegan Orchestra; is born in Brooklyn NY.Ref: 4
1914*Adolph Green Tony Award-winning playwright: Applause, Hallelujah, On the Twentieth Century, Bells are Ringing, Auntie Mame, On the Town, The Barkleys of Broadway; lyricist: collaborated with Betty Comden: Singin’ in the Rain, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever; is born.Ref: 4
1914*Bill Erwin Honey Grove TX, actor (Glenn-Struck by Lightning), is born.Ref: 5
1915*Randolph Hearst, newspaper publisher, is born.Ref: 5
1915*Nico Richter composer, is born.Ref: 5
1915*Adolph Green songwriter (married to Phyllis Newman), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Charlie Ventura musician: tenor sax: played w/Gene Krupa, Stan Kenton, Charlie Parker, Count Basie; band leader; is born.Ref: 4
1916*John Bentley, Sparkhill Birmingham England, actor (The Chair, Hammer the Toff), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Sylvia Syms singer: ‘world’s greatest saloon singer’; is born.Ref: 4
1917*Ezra Stone US, actor/producer (Henry Aldrich), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Milton DeLugg bandleader: The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson; Milton DeLugg and His Orchestra: Abe Burrows’ Almanac, The Chuck Barris Rah Rah Show, Dagmar’s Canteen, Doodles Weaver, The Gong Show, Judge for Yourself, Your Hit Parade; musician: accordion: The Milton DeLugg Quartet: Broadway Open House; songwriter: Orange Colored Sky, is born in Los Angeles CA.Ref: 5
1919*Michael Geoffrey Corcos medical researcher, is born.Ref: 5
1920*Robert Moevs composer, is born.Ref: 5
1922*Leo V Gordon New York NY, actor (Circus Boy, Enos, Winds of War), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Meshulam Riklis chief executive-McCrory Corporation, (Mr. Pia Zadora), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Maria Callas (Calogeropoulous) singer: opera: dramatic soprano; is born in New York.Ref: 5
1924*Alexander Haig Jr, Bala-Cynwyd PA, (R) US Secretary of State (1981-82)/general, is born.Ref: 68
1924*Jonathan Frid actor (Barnabas Collins-Dark Shadows), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Julie Harris Emmy Award-winning actress: Hallmark Hall of Fame: Little Moon of Alban [1958-1959], Victoria Regina [1961-1962]; Knots Landing, The Family Hovak, Backstairs at the White House, Carried Away, Scarlett, The Dark Half, Gorillas in the Mist, The Bell Jar, Voyage of the Damned, Harper, A Doll’s House, I Am a Camera, East of Eden, Member of the Wedding is born in Grosse Pt MI.Ref: 4
1929*Harvey Phillips Aurora MO, tubist (NYC Ballet Orchestra), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Lowell North yachtsman: Olympic gold medal [w/Peter Barrett]: Mexico City, 1968; founder of North Sails [one of largest sail makers in world], is born.Ref: 4
1929*Jaap Boersma Dutch Minister for Social Affairs (ARP), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Edwin Meese III prude, US Attorney General (1985-88), is born.Ref: 5
1932 Edwin Meese III is born.Ref: 10
1934*Bill McCreary hockey: NHL: NY Rangers, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, SL Blues; NHL referee, is born.Ref: 4
1934*Andre (Kenneth Ian) ‘Andy’ Rodgers baseball: NY Giants, SF Giants, Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, is born.Ref: 4
1935*Jurg Wyttenbach composer, is born.Ref: 5
1936*Peter Michael Braun composer, is born.Ref: 5
1936 John Ringling is born.Ref: 10
1937*Brian Lumley England, author (Compleat Crow, Psychomech, Beneath the Moors), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Michael Levin Minneapolis MN, actor (Ryan's Hope), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Willie Brown NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Gerry Cheevers NHL goalie (Bruin, longest undefeated streak-32 games), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Tom McGuinness musician: bass, guitar: groups: Manfred Mann, McGuinness Flint, Blues Band, is born.Ref: 4
1941*Paul C W Chu China, physicist, superconductivity researcher, is born.Ref: 5
1941*Paul C W Chu China, physicist, superconductivity researcher, is born.Ref: 5
1942*Bob E Smith Sacramento CA, PGA golfer (1993 Yanase Cup), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Ted Bluechel San Pedro CA, rock vocalist/drummer (Association), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Zeke Moore, football: Houston Oilers, is born.Ref: 4
1943*David Munden rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1943*William Wegman photographer: photographs, videotapes, paintings and drawings exhibited in museums and galleries internationally; film and video works for Saturday Night Live, Sesame Street and Nickelodeon; works for children: Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Mother Goose, Alphabet Soup; The Hardly Boys in Hardly Gold [screened at 1996 Sundance Film Festival], is born.Ref: 4
1944*Cathy Lee Crosby actress: Wonder Woman, World War III, Roughnecks, The Dark, Coach; TV host: That’s Incredible!, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Botho Strauss writer, is born.Ref: 5
1944*Roger Omond journalist, is born.Ref: 5
1946*Gianni Versace fashion designer; is born.Ref: 4
1946*Pedro (Rodriguez) Borbon baseball: pitcher: California Angels, Cincinnati Reds [World Series: 1972, 1975, 1976], SF Giants, SL Cardinals, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Michael Green English TV/video producer, is born.Ref: 5
1948*Wayne (Kirby) Simpson baseball: pitcher: Cincinnati Reds [all star: 1970], KC Royals, Philadelphia Phillies, CA Angels, is born.Ref: 4
1948*T. Corgaghessan Boyle, novelist and short story writer (Water Music).Ref: 2
1950*John Wesley Ryles singerRef: 4
1950*Merrill Ashley St Paul MN, ballerina (NYC Ballet), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Keith Szarabajka Oak Park IL, actor (Nightlife), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Michael McDonald St Louis MO, rock keyboardist/vocals (Doobie Brothers), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Meg Griffin DJ (WNEW-FM, WPLJ-FM, WKRK-FM)/VJ (V-1), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Myung-Whan Chung Seoul Korea, pianist (Chung Sisters), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Jay Dean Haas St Louis MO, PGA golfer (1978 Andy Williams-San Diego), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Stone Phillips news correspondent: 20/20; TV anchor: Dateline NBC, is born.Ref: 4
1954*Dan Butler actor (Bob "Bulldog" Briscoe-Frasier), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Danielle Alexander Fort Worth TX, country music pianist, is born.Ref: 5
1954*Huub Stapel Dutch actor (Amsterdamned, Attic: Hiding of Anne Frank), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Dennis Christopher actor: The Silencers, It’s My Party, Boys Life, Stephen King’s It, Jake Speed, Chariots of Fire, The Last Word, Alien Predators, Elvis: The Movie, California Dreaming, Breaking Away, The Young Graduates, Sweet Dreams, is born in Philadelphia PA.Ref: 4
1956*Steven Bauer Havana Cuba, actor (Scarface, Thief of Hearts), is born.Ref: 5
1958*Randy Gardner figure skater: [w/Tai Babilonia] five-time U.S. National Champions and 1979 World Champions [in pairs], is born.Ref: 4
1958*Vladimir Parfenovich USSR, 500 meter kayak (Olympics-gold-1980), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Greg Barton kayak (Olympics-2 gold-88), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Patty Jordan Buffalo NY, LPGA golfer (1988 Mitsubishi Motors Ocean), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Rick Savage bass player (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Tracy Austin tennis pro (US Open 1979, 81), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Brian Habib NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Chip Hale Santa Clara CA, infielder (Minnesota Twins), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Yolanda Henry Houston TX, high jumper, is born.Ref: 5
1965*Karrie Mitchell Arvada CO, Miss Colorado-America (1991-top 10), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Anita Jokiel Poland, gymnast (Olympics-1980), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Kelly Buchberger Langenburg, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Rob Sullivan Chicago IL, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Tri-City Pro-Am), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Zeke Jones Yipsilanti MI, 114½ lbs freestyle wrestler (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Sharry Konopski Longview WA, playmate (August, 1987), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Lucy Liu, actress: Ally McBeal, Bang, Jerry Maguire, Charlie’s Angels, is born.Ref: 4
1968*Reneé Tenison Caldwell ID, playmate of the year (November 1989), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Darryl Kile Garden Grove CA, pitcher (Houston Astros), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Elna Reinach Pretoria South Africa, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1968*Jiri Dopita Sumperk Czechoslovakia, hockey forward (Team Czechoslovakia Olympics-gold-1998), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Mark Harding Bath England, keeper of Internet biographies, is born.Ref: 5
1968*Rena Sofer actress (Eve-Melrose Place, Rocky-Loving, Lois Cerullo-General Hospital), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Lewis Bush NFL outside linebacker (San Diego Chargers), is born.Ref: 5
1969*O J McDuffie NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Paul Francis Stankowski Oxnard CA, PGA golfer (1994 Las Vegas-5th), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Rene Pucher Presov Czechoslovakia, hockey forward (Team Slovakia), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Jessie Hicks WNBA forward/center (Utah Starzz), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Rachel McQuillan Merewether New South Wales Australia, tennis star (1989 Futures ITA), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Roy van de Hill soccer player (Roda JC), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Alan Henderson NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Chris Burns CFL tackle (Calgary Stampeders), is born.Ref: 5
1972*James Willis linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Zack Crockett NFL running back (Indpls Colts), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Kevin Feighery NFL/WLAF punter (NY Giants, Panthers, Galaxy), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Monica Seles Novi Sad Yugoslavia, tennis star (US Open-1992, French Open-1990), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Brett Lindros London, NHL right wing (NY Islanders), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Mark Kotsay Whittier CA, baseball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Jennifer Robinson Barrie Ontario, (1996 Canadian Champion), is born.Ref: 5
1981*Britney Jean Spears, Kentwood, LA, singer (Baby One More Time, You Drive Me Crazy, Oops I Did It Again), is born.Ref: 5
1988*Edward EMG baron Downpatrick grandson of English prince Edward, is born.Ref: 5
537*Sylvester Italian Pope (536-37), dies.Ref: 5
1463*Albrecht VI archduke of Habsburg, dies.Ref: 5
1547*Hernando Cortes, the Spanish general who defeated the Aztec Indians, dies.Ref: 93
1554*St. Francis Xavier, founder of the Jesuits, dies.Ref: 62
1592*Alexander Farnese land guardian of Netherlands (1579-92), dies at 46.Ref: 5
1594*Gerardus Mercator, Flemish cartographer, dies at age 82.Ref: 70
1719*Pasquier Quesnel French theologist (La Foi), dies at 85.Ref: 5
1723*Philip French duke of Orléans/regent (1715-23)/PM (1723), dies.Ref: 5
1763*Carl August Thielo composer, dies at 56.Ref: 5
1774*Johann Friedrich Agricola German (court)composer/organist, dies at 54.Ref: 5
1814*Marquis de Sade (Comte Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade) author: Justine; dies at age 74.Ref: 4
1828*Simon Paap Dutch 56 cm long dwarf/cabaret artist, dies at 39.Ref: 5
1831*Traugott Maximilian Eberwein composer, dies at 56.Ref: 5
1845*Johannes Simon Mayr composer, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1859*John Brown, militant abolitionist who led the attack on Harper's Ferry, is hung for treason, murder and conspiracy in Charlestown, Virginia at age 59.Ref: 70
1863*Jane (Means Appleton) Pierce First Lady [1853-1857]: wife of Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the U.S.; died Dec 2, 1863Ref: 4
1880*Josephine Lang composer, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1888*Franz Xaver Witt composer, dies at 54.Ref: 5
1888*Mehmed N Kemal Bey Turkish writer/journalist (Vatan), dies at 47.Ref: 5
1892*Jay Gould, the ambitious and sometimes unscrupulous financier, dies at age 56.Ref: 3
1903*Victor Roger composer, dies at 50.Ref: 5
1914*Edmond Rostand, dramatist, and author of "Cyrano de Bergerac", died in ParisRef: 62
1915*Jan Malat composer, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1916*Francesco Paolo Tosti composer, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1918*Margit Kaffka writer, dies at 38.Ref: 5
1918*Edmond Rostand, French dramatist; wrote "Cyrano de Bergerac", dies at age 50.Ref: 70
1919*Henry Clay Frick built largest coke & steel operation, dies at 69.Ref: 5
1923*Tomas Breton y Hernandez composer, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1925*Julio Garreta composer, dies at 50.Ref: 5
1931*Paul-Marie-Theodore-Vincent D'indy, French count/composer, dies in Paris at age 80.Ref: 5
1933*Josef Gruber composer, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1935*Albert Kessel becomes the first person to die in the California gas chamber.Ref: 5
1935*Martha Carey Thomas, women’s education advocate: first president of National College Women's Equal Suffrage League, president of Bryn Mawr College for women [1894-1922]; dies.Ref: 5
1943*Nordahl Grieg writer, dies.Ref: 5
1944*JW Ummels Dutch resistance fighter (House of Saxon-Nazi), dies.Ref: 5
1944*Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Italian-born French novelist, poet, and dramatist; founded Futurist artistic movement, dies at age 67.Ref: 70
1950*Dino Lipatti composer, dies at 33.Ref: 5
1953*Francis Picabia French painter/illustrator, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1957*Harrison Ford, silent screen actor (Rubber Tires), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1962*Sabu (Dastagir) actor: A Tiger Walks, The Treasure of Bengal, The Jungle Book, Arabian Nights, The Thief of Bagdad, The Elephant Boy; dies.Ref: 4
1963*Sabu Sabu actor (Jungle Book, Drums), dies of heart attack at 39.Ref: 5
1964*Roger Bissière French painter, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1965*Hugh Dryden, American physicist and deputy administrator of NASA (1958-65), dies at age 67.Ref: 70
1966*Luitzen [Bertus] Brouwers Dutch mathematician, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1967*Singer Jimmie Rodgers (Honeycomb, Kisses Sweeter Than Wine) was found in a car in Los Angeles, near death, suffering from a fractured skull. He had been the victim of a “mysterious assault”.Ref: 4
1967*Cardinal Francis Spellman archbishop of NY, dies at 78.Ref: 5
1969*Kliment J Voroshilov President of USSR (1953-60), dies.Ref: 5
1970*Dora Paulen German/Dutch cabaretière, dies at about 72.Ref: 5
1972*Friedrich Christian Christiansen German Luftwaffe general, dies.Ref: 5
1972*José Limón Mexican/US dancer (moor's pavane), dies at 64.Ref: 5
1974*Sofie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatte composer, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1975*7 South Moluccans hijack train at Wijster Drente, 3 killed.Ref: 5
1976*Danny Murtaugh baseball: Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates; manager: Pittsburgh Pirates, dies at 59.Ref: 4
1976*William Tannen actor (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp, Jailhouse Rock, Sitting Bull), dies at 65.Ref: 5
1979*Vasily Pavlovich Solov'yov-Sedoy composer, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1980*Four American Maryknoll nuns were raped, murdered and buried outside San Salvador. (Five national guardsmen were convicted in the killings, and sentenced to 30 years in prison.)Ref: 70
1980*Romain Gary, French novelist, war hero and diplomat, dies at age 66.Ref: 70
1981*Hershy Kay composer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1981*Nicolaas "Cola" Debrot Governor of Dutch Antilles (1962-70), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1981*Wallace K[irkman] Harrison US architect (UN), dies at 86.Ref: 5
1981*Hershy Kay composer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1981 Nicolaas "Cola" Debrot Governor of Dutch Antilles (1962-70), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1982*Marty Feldman comedic actor (Young Frankenstein), dies at 49 of a heart attack in México.Ref: 5
1982*David Blue rocker, dies while jogging in Greenwich Village at 41.Ref: 5
1983*Fifi D'Orsay "French Bombshell" (Dixie Jamboree), dies cancer at 79.Ref: 5
1984*Toxic gas kills 3,350, 200,000 others blinded and injured in Bhopal, India at Union Carbide plant.Ref: 10
1985*Alex Courtney actor (Sword of Justice), dies.Ref: 5
1985*Philip Larkin [hermit of Hull] English poet, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1986*Lee Dorsey R&B singer, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1986*Desi Arnaz (Desiderio Alberto Arnez y De Acha III) bandleader, singer: Babalu; actor: I Love Lucy; married to Lucille Ball; co-owner of Desilu Productions; introduced 3-camera sitcom technique; is born in Santiago Cuba, dies of lung cancer at age 69.Ref: 5
1987*Luis Federico Leloir, Argentine Nobel Prize-winning biochemist (1970), dies at age 81.Ref: 70
1990*Actor Robert (Charles Clarence Robert Orville Cummings) Cummings ("Love That Bob") dies at age 88 of kidney failure.Ref: 68
1990*Aaron Copland Academy Award-winning composer and Pulitzer Prize-winner, dies at age 90.Ref: 4
1991*George Lott Int. Tennis Hall of Famer [enshrined 1964]; dies.Ref: 4
1992*Gary Mascaro choreographer, dies at 43.Ref: 5
1992*Loek Elfferich Dutch journalist/historian (Treason in Rotterdam), dies.Ref: 5
1992*Gary Mascaro choreographer, dies at 43.Ref: 5
1993*Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar is shot to death by security forces in Medellin at age 44.Ref: 70
1994*Donald John Urquhart librarian, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1994*James Norman Dalrymple Anderson lawyer, dies at 86.Ref: 5
1995*[William] Robertson Davies novelist essayist/dramatist, dies at age 82.Ref: 5
1995*Francis Joseph Quinn academic, dies at 90.Ref: 5
1995*Roxie Roker actress (Helen Willis-Jeffersons)/mother of Lenny Kravitz, dies of breast cancer at 66.Ref: 5
1995*Stanley Devon photographer, dies at 88.Ref: 5
1996*Penelope Jessel politcal activist, dies at 76Ref: 5
1999*Joey Adams Brooklyn NY, comedian/actor/columnist (ABC's Back That Fact), dies.Ref: 4
2001*A bomb went off aboard a bus in Haifa, killing 15 Israelis.Ref: 70
2002*Theresa Miller, heroine of the Columbine massacre, dies at age 44 of cancer. (XDG, p 8A, 1/01/2003)Ref: 83

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