Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
December 3rd

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741*St Zachary begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Gregory III.Ref: 69
1170*Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket, 52, returned to England after six years of exile in France. (Becket would be martyred on December 29th of this year killed by soldiers sent by his former friend, English King Henry II.).Ref: 5
1347*Pope Clemens VI declares Roman tribunal Coke di Rienzo as heretics.Ref: 5
1468 Lorenzo the Magnificent and his brother Giuliano succeed their father, Piero de Medici, as rulers of Florence, Italy.Ref: 2
1557*First Covenant of Scottish protestants form.Ref: 5
1586*Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England, from Colombia.Ref: 5
1639 First annulment by court decree passes.Ref: 5
1678*Edmund Halley receives Master of Arts degree from Queen's College, Oxford.Ref: 5
1685*Charles II bars Jews from settling in Stockholm Sweden.Ref: 5
1694*English parliamentary election set for every 3 years.Ref: 5
1699 Baron Jacob Hop appointed treasurer-General of the Hague.Ref: 5
1762*France cedes to Spain all lands west of the MS--the territory known as Upper Louisiana, is born.Ref: 2
1775*First official US flag raising (aboard naval vessel Alfred).Ref: 5
1818*(new state) Illinois (from an American Indian word meaning ‘tribe of superior men’) is the name of the 21st state to enter the United States of America. Many superior men have hailed from Illinois, the most famous being Abraham Lincoln. The ‘Illinois rail-splitter’ is buried in the city where he was married and began his legal career, Springfield, the capital of Illinois. Also known as the Prairie State, Illinois calls the tiny, but beautiful violet, the state flower, while state bird honors were bestowed on the brightly colored cardinal.Ref: 4
1828*Andrew Jackson is elected 7th President of US, John C Calhoun Vice-President.Ref: 5
1833*Oberlin College in Ohio started classes as the first coed institution of higher learning in the United States.Ref: 4
1834*First US dental society organized (NY).Ref: 5
1835*First US mutual fire insurance company issues 1st policy (Rhode Island).Ref: 5
1844*Roman Catholic Society Apostole of Prayer forms.Ref: 5
1866*Paid fire department replaces volunteer companies.Ref: 5
1868*Trial of Jefferson Davis starts; first blacks on US trial jury.Ref: 5
1878 Settlers arrive at Petach Tikvah Israel.Ref: 5
1879*The Pennsylvania Railroad runs special trains to Edison's Menlo Park laboratory to let the public witness a demonstration of the electric light bulb.Ref: 3
1883*48th US Congress (1883-85) convenes.Ref: 5
1896*Hermann Hollerith incorporated the Tabulating Machine Company. Through a series of mergers and reorganizations, the Tabulating Machine Company eventually became IBM.Ref: 3
1906*(Haywood Trial) The Supreme Court of the United States, with one dissent, rules that the union leaders' arrest and forcible removal from Colorado, even though accomplished through the fraud and connivance of leaders of two states, violated no constitutional rights of the defendants.Ref: 87
1912 Gerrit Brinkman becomes first Dutch traffic officer.Ref: 5
1915*The United States expels German attaches on spy charges.Ref: 2
1920 Turkey & Armenia agree to peace treaty.Ref: 5
1923*First Congressional open session broadcast via radio (Washington DC).Ref: 5
1925*The League of Nations orders Greece to pay an indemnity for the October invasion of Bulgaria.Ref: 2
1926 British reports claim that German soldiers are being trained in the Soviet Union.Ref: 2
1926 Manchester Guardian (German Reichswehr/Red Army work together).Ref: 5
1930*Otto Ender forms Austrian government.Ref: 5
1931*Alka Seltzer goes on sale.Ref: 5
1932*General Kurt von Schleicher becomes chancellor of Germany.Ref: 5
1934*Italian colonial Tripoli & Cyrenaica annexed to Libya.Ref: 5
1938*Law for compulsory Aryanization of all Jewish businesses.Ref: 35
1944 Mussert puts Seyss-Inquart plan for small Nazi-Europe.Ref: 5
1944*Hungarian death march of Jews ends.Ref: 5
1946*US government asks UN to order dictator Franco out of Spain.Ref: 5
1948*The House Un-American Activities Committee announced that former Communist spy Whittaker Chambers had produced microfilm of secret documents hidden inside a pumpkin on his Maryland farm. The "Pumpkin Papers" are claimed to be from Alger Hiss.Ref: 70
1948*First US woman army officer not in medical corps sworn-in.Ref: 5
1952*Marcos Perez Jiménez elected President of Venezuela.Ref: 5
1953*Eisenhower criticizes McCarthy for saying communists are in Republican party.Ref: 5
1956*England & France pull troops out of Egypt.Ref: 5
1958 Indonesian parliament accepts nationalisation of Dutch businesses.Ref: 5
1959 State of emergency on Cyprus ends.Ref: 5
1961*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1962*Edith Spurlock Sampson sworn-in as first US black female judge.Ref: 5
1964*Police arrested some 800 students at the University of CA at Berkeley, one day after the students stormed the administration building and staged a massive sit-in.Ref: 70
1966*US performs underground nuclear test at Hattiesburg MS.Ref: 5
1967*Ex-President Sukarno under house arrest in Indonesia.Ref: 5
1967*The 20th Century Limited, the famed luxury train, completed its final run from NY City to Chicago.Ref: 70
1970*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1971*President Nixon commutes Jimmy Hoffa's jail term.Ref: 5
1971*Miss Teenage America Pageant.Ref: 5
1976*Dr Patrick J Hillery elected President of Iraq.Ref: 5
1976*In Chicago, the Association of Evangelical Lutheran Churches (AELC) was formally organized. The bulk of membership derived from former affiliates of the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church.Ref: 5
1977*The State Department proposes the admission of 10,000 more Vietnamese refugees to the United States.Ref: 2
1979 Iran accepts constitution.Ref: 5
1979*The last Pacer is produced by the American Motor Company.Ref: 3
1980*Bernadine Dohrn, a former leader of the radical Weather Underground, surrendered to authorities in Chicago after more than a decade as a fugitive.Ref: 6
1980 NY Federal jury finds Representatives Thompson D-NJ & Murphy, D-NY, guilty.Ref: 5
1981*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1982*77ºF highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in December.Ref: 5
1982*35.7 cm rainfall at Big Fork AR (state record).Ref: 5
1983*France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island.Ref: 5
1983*In his final season as head basketball coach of the DePaul Blue Demons, Ray Meyer won game #700.Ref: 4
1984*Oldest groom Harry Stevens, 103, weds Thelma Lucas, 83, in Wisconsin.Ref: 5
1984*Miss America 1971, Phyllis George, wife of the Governor of Kentucky and an heiress to the Kentucky Fried Chicken fortune, signed a multiyear contract with CBS-TV. Her work as coanchor of the CBS Morning News began in January 1985.Ref: 4
1988*NY Lotto pays $45 million to twelve winner (#s are 1-8-13-18-28-48).Ref: 5
1989*East German Communist leader Egon Krenz, the ruling Politburo and the party's Central Committee resigned.Ref: 70
1989*Presidents George Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev, in Malta, announce the offical end to the Cold War.Ref: 2
1991*Radicals in Lebanon released American hostage Alann Steen, who'd been held captive nearly five years.Ref: 5
1991*Embattled White House chief of staff John H. Sununu resigned; he was succeeded by Samuel K. Skinner.Ref: 5
1991 East German Communist leader Egon Krenz, the ruling Politburo and the party's Central Committee resigns.Ref: 70
1992*UN Security Council votes unanimous for US led forces to enter Somalia.Ref: 5
1992*The Greek tanker Aegean Sea spilled 21.5M gallons of crude oil when it ran aground at La Coruna, Spain. (XDG, p 4A, 12/03/2003)Ref: 83
1993*Britain's Princess Diana, saying she was fed up with the media's intrusions into her life, announced that she would be limiting her public appearances. (XDG, p 4A, 12/03/2003)Ref: 83
1995*Northwestern South Carolina begins using new area code 864.Ref: 5
1996*The Justice Department bars 16 Japanese army veterans suspected of World War II atrocities from entering the United States.Ref: 64
1997*South Korea struck a deal with the International Monetary Fund for a record $55 billion bailout of its foundering economy.Ref: 70
1998*Republicans jettisoned campaign fund-raising from their impeachment inquiry, clearing the way for a historic House Judiciary Committee vote over President Clinton's relationship with Monica Lewinsky and his effort to cover it up. (XDG, p 4A, 12/03/2003)Ref: 83
2001*Director Mueller ordered the reorganization of FBI Headquarters operations to respond to a revised agency mission that emphasized terrorism prevention, internal accountability, and strengthened partnerships with domestic and international law enforcement. This reorganization created a Security Division, a Cyber-Crime Division, and put renewed emphasis on records management and law enforcement services and cooperation.Ref: 14
2001*In the wake of bombings that killed 26 Israelis, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon declared war on terror.Ref: 70
2002*Thousands of personnel files released under a court order showed that the Archdiocese of Boston went to great lengths to hide priests accused of abuse, including clergy who allegedly snorted cocaine and had sex with girls aspiring to be nuns.Ref: 70
2002*UN weapons inspectors made their first unannounced visit to one of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's presidential palaces. (XDG, p 4A, 12/03/2003)Ref: 83
1621*Galileo perfects the telescope.Ref: 5
1879*Edison demonstrates his electric light bulb.Ref: 3
1881*Henry M Stanley finds Leopoldville/Kinshasa.Ref: 5
1910*Frenchman George Claude displays neon lighting for the first time at the Paris Motor Show.Ref: 5
1965*USSR launches Luna 8; crashes on Moon.Ref: 5
1967*The world’s first successful heart transplant is performed. Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the operation at Cape Town, South Africa on 55-year old Lewis Washkanski. Washkanski survived 18 days.Ref: 4
1973*Pioneer 10, launched on March 2nd, 1972, achieves its closest approach to Jupiter (1st fly-by of an outer planet).Ref: 5
1985*23rd Shuttle Mission (61-B)-Atlantis 2-lands at Edwards AFB.Ref: 5
1999*Scientists fail to make contact with the Mars Polar Lander after it began its fiery descent toward the red planet; the spacecraft was presumed destroyed.Ref: 70
2000*Space shuttle Endeavour's astronauts attached the world's largest, most powerful set of solar panels to the international space station. Sandra Baldwin was elected the first female president of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Poet Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African-American to win a Pulitzer Prize, died in Chicago at age 83.Ref: 64
1676 Battle at Lund: Sweden beats Denen.Ref: 5
1800*The French defeat an Austrian army at the Battle of Hohenlinden, near Munich.Ref: 2
1808*Madrid surrenders to Napoleon.Ref: 10
1810*British capture Mauritius from French.Ref: 10
1862*Confederate raiders attack a Federal forage train on the Hardin Pike near Nashville, TN.Ref: 2
1863*Confederate General James Longstreet moves his army east and north toward Greeneville. This withdrawal marks the end of the Fall Campaign in Tennessee.Ref: 2
1864*Major General William Tecumseh Sherman meets with slight resistance from Confederate troops at Thomas Station on his march to the sea.Ref: 2
1893 Ndebeles destroy Rhodesia.Ref: 5
1903 Panglima Polim surrenders to Captain Colijn at Atjeh.Ref: 5
1912 Turkey, Serbia, Montenegro, Greece & Bulgaria sign weapons pact.Ref: 5
1914*Netherlands army shoots up geïnterneerde Belgian soldiers: 8 killed.Ref: 5
1916*French commander Joseph Joffre is dismissed after his failure at the Somme. Gen. Robert Nivelle is the new French commander-in-chief.Ref: 2
1917*The new Russian government, represented by Leon Trotsky, signs an armistice with Germany.Ref: 38
1918*The Allied Conference ends in London where they decide that Germany must pay for the war.Ref: 2
1941*Hitler views Poltava Ukraine.Ref: 5
1943*Battle of Monte Cassino, Italy begins.Ref: 5
1943*Three battalions of the Special Service Force clear Germans from positions on the summit of Mount la Difensa in Italy 
1944*US 5th Armour division occupies Brandenburg Hürtgenwald.Ref: 5
1944*British order to disarm, causes general strike in Greece.Ref: 5
1950*The Chinese close in on Pyongyang, Korea and UN forces withdraw southward.Ref: 2
1965*The National Council of Churches asks the United States to halt the massive bombings in North Vietnam.Ref: 2
1901*Milwaukee is dropped from the American League & replaced by St Louis Browns.Ref: 5
1910*The last brick is layed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Ref: 48
1921*9th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 23-0.Ref: 5
1924*Prizefighter Jack Sharkey lost his boxing license. The New York State Boxing Commission revoked his boxing card after Sharkey knocked down referee Eddie Purdy during a match.Ref: 4
1929*Boston Bruins begins then NHL record 14 game winning streak.Ref: 5
1932*20th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Regina Roughriders, 25-6.Ref: 5
1933*Connie Mack sells Mickey Cochrane to Detroit Tigers for $100,000.Ref: 5
1933*Joe Lilliard QBs Chicago Cardinals; last NFL black until 1946.Ref: 5
1933*Joe Lilliard QBs Chicago Cardinals; last NFL black until 1946.Ref: 5
1938 AAU's decides to continue linear measuring system over metric.Ref: 5
1943*9th Heisman Trophy Award: Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame (QB).Ref: 5
1944*NFL Cardinals-Pittsburgh merger dissolves.Ref: 5
1946*12th Heisman Trophy Award: Glenn Davis, Army (HB).Ref: 5
1948 Bradman scores his last century, 123 in his own testimonial.Ref: 5
1950*Cleveland Browns' Horace Gillom sets club record with 12 punts.Ref: 5
1950*Cleveland Browns last NFL team with no-pass game (beat Philadelphia 13-7).Ref: 5
1956*The Tigers once again trade pitcher Virgil Trucks along with Ned Garver, Gene Host, Wayne Belardi and $20,000 to the A's for Bill Harrington, Jack Crimian, Eddie Robinson and Jim Finigan.Ref: 1
1956*Wilt Chamberlain's first collegiate basketball game (scores 52).Ref: 5
1957*23rd Heisman Trophy Award: John Crow, TX A&M (HB).Ref: 5
1960*The Indians trade outfielder Harvey Kuenn to the Giants for flycatchers Willie Kirkland and pitcher Johnny Antonelli.Ref: 1
1961 Anton Geesink becomes first not-Japanese judo world champion.Ref: 5
1961*George Blanda of Houston Oilers kicks 55-yard field goal.Ref: 5
1967*Derek Clayton runs world record marathon (2:09:36.4).Ref: 5
1968*The rules committee of major-league baseball announced that in 1969 the pitcher’s mound would be lowered from 15 to 10 inches in order to “get more batting action.”Ref: 4
1968*Robert E. Short, the Democratic National Committee Treasurer, purchases majority interest of the Washington Senators at the winter meetings in San Francisco.Ref: 86
1969*The Mets trade outfielder Amos Otis to the Royals for third baseman Joe Foy.Otis will go on to have an outstanding 14-year career with KS City and will become a member of the team's hall of fame.Ref: 1
1971*The Cubs trade pitcher Jim Colborn and two other players to the Brewers for outfielder Jose Cardenal.Ref: 1
1973*The National Hockey League put an end to the reserve clause in future player contracts. It favors the one-year option system that was similar to that in National Football League contracts.Ref: 4
1974*The White Sox obtain catcher Jim Essian from the Braves in exchanged for first baseman Richie Allen.Ref: 1
1974*In a six player deal, the Mets trade fan-favorite Tug 'Ya gotta believe' McGraw to the Phillies along with outfielders Don Hahn and Dave Schneck in exchange for outfielder Del Unser, pitcher Mac Scarce and catcher John Sterns .Ref: 1
1978*Pat Bradley/Lon Hinkle win LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1979*45th Heisman Trophy Award: Charles White, Southern CA (RB).Ref: 5
1981*Beth Daniel/Tom Kite win LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1982*Tommy Hearns wins WBC Welterweight title in decision over Benitez.Ref: 5
1982*First New Jersey Devil hat-trick (Steve Tambellini) defeat Hartford 5-4.Ref: 5
1983*49th Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Rozier, Nebraska (RB).Ref: 5
1986*Bobby Knight led the Indiana Hoosiers past Notre Dame 67-62. For only the second time in his 22-year basketball coaching career, Knight relied on a zone defense. He also threatened to throw 20 chairs onto the floor to trip Fighting Irish players, so maybe that had something to do with it, too.Ref: 4
1988*54th Heisman Trophy Award: Barry Sanders, OK State (RB).Ref: 5
1989*Pat Bradley/Bill Glasson win LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1990*National League batting champion Willie McGee signs as a free agent with San Francisco Giants.Ref: 5
1991 Hulk Hogan defeats Undertaker to become 4th time WWF champion.Ref: 5
1995*Beth Daniels/Davis Love III win LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1995*84th Davis Cup: USA beats Russia in Moscow (3-2).Ref: 5
1997*Golden State Warrior guard Latrell Sprewell, four-year, $32 million, contract terminated for attacking his coach P J Carlesimo.Ref: 5
1997*The Tampa Bay Devil Rays sign free agent pitcher Wilson Alvarez to a five-year contract.Ref: 86
2001*Although Enron has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the corporation is current on its payments and plans to keep the company's name on Astro's new ballpark. The downtown stadium will stay Enron Field as long as Enron continues to exist and makes regular payments on its 30-year, $100 million commitment according to team officials.Ref: 1
1847*Frederick Douglass and Martin R. Delaney establish the North Star, an anti-slavery paper.Ref: 2
1907*George Cohan's musical "Talk of the Town" premieres in NY NY.Ref: 5
1908*Edward Elgar's first Symphony in A, premieres.Ref: 5
1922 The first successful Technicolor motion picture, The Toll of the Sea, was shown at the Rialto Theatre in New York City.Ref: 4
1925*The first jazz concerto for piano and orchestra was presented at Carnegie Hall in NYC. Commissioned by Walter Damrosch, American composer George Gershwin presented his "Concerto In F", and was also the featured soloist playing a flugelhorn in a slow, bluesy style as one of his numbers.Ref: 4
1930*Richard Rodgers/L Hart's musical "Evergreen" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1939*Dmitri Shostakovich's 6th Symphony, premieres.Ref: 5
1943*Howard Hanson's 4th Symphony, premieres.Ref: 5
1944*Frank Sinatra was in the Columbia Records studio recording Old Man River.Ref: 4
1947*"A Streetcar Named Desire"starts 855 performance run at Barrymore, N.Y. on Broadway starring Marlon Brando and Jessica Tandy. It wins a Pulitzer prize.Ref: 5
1950 Paul Harvey begins his national radio broadcast.Ref: 5
1952*1st television broadcast in HawaiiRef: 5
1953*"Kismet" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 583 performances.Ref: 5
1953*Premier of Dmitri Shostakovich's 5th String Quartet.Ref: 5
1954 Samuel Barber's "Prayers of Kierkegaard" premieres.Ref: 5
1954*William Walton's opera "Troilus & Cressida" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1955*Elvis Presley’s first release on RCA Victor Records is announced. The two songs were Mystery Train and I Forgot to Remember to Forget.Ref: 4
1960*Frederick Loewe/Alan Jay Lerner's "Camelot" premieres Majestic Theater NYC for 873 performances.Ref: 5
1961*Beatles meet future manager Brian Epstein.Ref: 5
1962*Pravda criticizes western art.Ref: 5
1964*"Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" first airs on TV.Ref: 5
1965*Beatles begin final UK concert tour in Glasgow.Ref: 5
1968*The O’Kaysions received a gold record for Girl Watcher. The song had a promotional reprise in the 1990s as a theme for Merv Griffin’s Wheel of Fortune -- with the revamped lyrics, “I’m a Wheel Watcher...”Ref: 4
1969*John Lennon is offered role of Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar.Ref: 5
1977*After 29 weeks in the #1 position on the album charts (a record, literally...), Rumours, by Fleetwood Mac, was replaced at the top spot by the album Simple Dreams, sung by Linda Ronstadt.Ref: 4
1978*"King of Hearts" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 48 performances.Ref: 5
1979*Christie's auctions a thimble for a record $18,400.Ref: 5
1983*"Marilyn: An American Fable" closes at Minskoff NYC after 16 performances.Ref: 5
1994*On Bended Knee, by Boyz II Men, hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The smash was #1, off and on, thru January 1995.Ref: 4
1995*"Company" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 68 performances.Ref: 5
1995*"Holiday" opens at Circle in Square Theater NYC for 49 performances.Ref: 5
1997*"1776" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC.Ref: 5
1368*Charles VI [the Well-Beloved] king of France (1380-1422), is born.Ref: 5
1483*Nicolaus von Amsdorf German reformation theologist, is born.Ref: 5
1576*Marsilio Casentini composer, is born.Ref: 5
1668*Casimir Schweizelsperg composer, is born.Ref: 5
1684*Ludvig Baron Holberg a founder of Danish & Norwegian literature, is born.Ref: 5
1729*Padre Antonio Francisco J Jose Soler Olot Spain, composer (Fandango), is born.Ref: 5
1750*Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel composer, is born.Ref: 5
1752*Georg-Friederich Fuchs composer, is born.Ref: 5
1753*Samuel Crompton English inventor (mule-jenny spinning machine), is born.Ref: 5
1755*Gilbert Stuart, the who painted portraits of George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, etc., is born.Ref: 4
1758*Josef Gelinek composer, is born.Ref: 5
1795*Sir Rowland Hill introduced first adhesive postage stamp (1840), is born.Ref: 5
1797*Francis P Kenrick Irish/US archbishop of Baltimore, is born.Ref: 5
1800*France Preseren Slovenian poet (Krst pri Savici), is born.Ref: 5
1806*Henry Alexander Wise Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), died in 1876, is born.Ref: 5
1809*Thomas Alfred Davies Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1899, is born.Ref: 5
1822*Charles Adam Heckman Brigadier-General (Union volunteers), died in 1896, is born.Ref: 5
1826*George B. McClellen, Union general who defeated Robert E. Lee at Antietam and ran against Abraham Lincoln for president, is born.Ref: 2
1826*Edmond van der Straeten Belgian lawyer/musicologist, is born.Ref: 5
1829*Green Berry Raum Brigadier-General (Union volunteers), died in 1909, is born.Ref: 5
1833*Carlos Juan Finlay, Cuban epidemiologist, is born.Ref: 2
1838*Cleveland Abbe US, meteorologist (Father of the Weather Bureau), is born.Ref: 5
1838*Octavia Hill British reformer, leader of open-space movement, is born.Ref: 5
1841*Birth of Clara H. Scott, American music teacher and composer.Ref: 5
1842*Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American flour miller and food products manufacturer, is born.Ref: 70
1842*Ellen Henrietta Richards, US, chemist (American Home Economics Association-1st president), is born.Ref: 5
1857*Joseph Conrad (Józef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski), Poland, novelist (Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness), is born.Ref: 5
1857*Carl Koller, Czech-born American eye surgeon, is born.Ref: 70
1862 Jules Renkin Belgian jurist/minister/premier (1931-32), is born.Ref: 5
1864*Herman Heijermans Jr Dutch writer (Kamertjeszonde, Diamond City), is born.Ref: 5
1875*Bernhard Lichtenberg German clergyman/antifascist, is born.Ref: 5
1883*Anton [Friedrich Wilhelm] von Webern Vienna Austria, 12-tone composer, is born.Ref: 5
1885*Marchien Zwitsers farmer in Lutten (died at 109 years old), is born.Ref: 5
1885 Edward Lasker is born.Ref: 10
1886*Karl Manne Georg Siegbahn Swedendish physicist (röntgen spectroscope, Nobel 1924), is born.Ref: 5
1888*Ion Nonna Otescu composer, is born.Ref: 5
1895*Anna Freud, the Austrian/English psychoanalytist/daughter of Sigmund Freud who pioneered the field of child psychoanalysis, is born.Ref: 70
1896*Boleslaw Szabelski composer, is born.Ref: 5
1896*John Urzidil Austria/US writer (Die erbeuteten Frauen), is born.Ref: 5
1897*Kate O'Brien Irish writer (Without My Cloak), is born.Ref: 5
1898*Lev Konstantinovich Knipper composer, is born.Ref: 5
1899*Hayato Ikeda, Japanese prime minister (1960-4), is born.Ref: 70
1900*Richard Kuhn Austria, biochemist, worked with vitamins (Nobel 1938), is born.Ref: 5
1900*Lester Matthews Nottingham England, (Sir Dennis-Adventures of Fu Manchu), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Birth of Mitsuo Fuchida, the pilot who flew the lead plane in Japan's air attack on Pearl Harbor (12/7/1941). Following WWII, through representatives of the Pocket Testament League, Fuchida was converted to Christianity in 1950.Ref: 5
1902*Willem Arnold de Vries Robbe composer, is born.Ref: 5
1903*John Lewis von Neumann, promoter of the stored program concept, whose logical design of the IAS became the prototype of most of its successors - the von Neumann Architecture, is born.Ref: 68
1904*Juan E Yrausquin founder (Party of Patriot Arubans)/minister, is born.Ref: 5
1907*Connee Boswell New Orleans LA, singer (Pete Kelly's Blues), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Andrew Hutchings teachers' leader, is born.Ref: 5
1908*Birth of C.F.D. Moule, Anglican clergyman and New Testament scholar. He authored numerous autographs on Biblical studies, including "The Phenomenology of the New Testament" (1967).Ref: 5
1908*Halsey Stevens Scott NY, composer (Triskelion), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Nigel M Balchin [Mark Spade] English author (Business for Pleasure), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Robert Arthur Hughes missionary/surgeon, is born.Ref: 5
1911*Dana Suesse songwriter (You Ought to be in Pictures), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Nino Rota Milan Italy, composer (Torquemada), is born.Ref: 5
1913 Omer Vanaudenhoven Flemish industrial/resistance fighter, is born.Ref: 5
1914*Irving Fine Boston MA, composer (Toccata), is born.Ref: 5
1914 Larry Parks is born.Ref: 10
1919*Charles Craig opera singer, is born.Ref: 5
1921*Hans G Kresse Dutch cartoonist (Eric the Viking), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Sven Nykvist cinematographer: Something to Talk About, Sleepless in Seattle, Chaplin, New York Stories, Agnes of God, The Postman Always Rings Twice, is born.Ref: 4
1923*Tom Fears NFL end (Los Angeles Rams), is born.Ref: 5
1923*Maria Callas opera singer, is born.Ref: 5
1924*John Backus inventor (FORTRAN computer language), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Jean-Luc Godard, French film director (Breathless), is born.Ref: 2
1925*Harry (Leon) ‘Suitcase’ ‘Goody’ Simpson baseball: Cleveland Indians, KC Athletics [all-star: 1956], NY Yankees [World Series: 1957], Chicago White Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates; is born.Ref: 4
1926*Hans Gunther Franz Otte composer, is born.Ref: 5
1927*Phyllis Curtin singer: soprano: New York City Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Vienna Staatsoper, La Scala, Teatro Colon; coordinator of Voice Dept and Opera at Yale School of Music, Dean Emerita of Boston Univ School for the Arts, is born.Ref: 4
1927*Ferlin Husky (aka: Simon Crum, Terry Preston) singer: Gone, A Fallen Star, Wings of a Dove, The Waltz You Saved for Me, is born.Ref: 2
1927*Isabelle Harriet Lucas actress/singer (Outland, Comics), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Clarence Ford sax player, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Paul Harris Turok composer, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Werner Rackwitz German musicologist (Händel-Renaissance), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Jean-Luc Godard French film director (Alphaville, Hail Mary, Breathless), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Phyllis Curtin Clarksburg WV, soprano (NYC Opera), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Andy (Howard Andrew) Williams Emmy Award-winning entertainer: The Andy Williams Show [1962-63]; singer: Can’t Get Used to Losing You, [Where Do I Begin] Love Story, Days of Wine and Roses, Canadian Sunset, Moon River, Born Free, Butterfly, I Like Your Kind of Love [w/Peggy Powers], Are You Sincere, Lonely Street, In the Village of St. Bernadette, is born in Wall Lake IA. (also TWA, 1998)Ref: 4
1931*Jaye P. (Mary Margaret) Morgan singer: That’s All I Want from You, The Longest Walk; performer: Stop the Music, Perry Presents, The Chuck Barris Rah Rah Show, The Jaye P. Morgan Show; panelist: The Gong Show, is born in Mancos CO.Ref: 5
1931*Ellen Blazer Dutch TV director (Sonja), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Corry Brokken Dutch singer, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Paul Crutzen, Dutch chemist, is born.Ref: 2
1934*Viktor Vassilyevich Gorbatko USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 24, 37/36), is born.Ref: 5
1934*Nicolas Coster London England, actor (Lionel-Santa Barbara, Robert Delaney-Another World, Electric Horseman), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Clay (Clayton Errol) Dalrymple baseball: catcher: Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles [World Series: 1969], is born.Ref: 4
1937*Bobby Allison International Motorsports Hall of Famer: Daytona 500 winner [1978, 1982, 1988], oldest Daytona 500 winner [1988], is born.Ref: 4
1937*Stephen Rubin English attorney/shoe manufacturer (Reebok, Adidas), is born.Ref: 5
1938*José Serebrier Montevideo Uruguay, conductor/composer (Star Wagon), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Martyn Taylor teacher/campaigner, is born.Ref: 5
1941*Mary Alice Indianola MS, newscaster (CBS, Lettie-Different World), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Valerie Perrine Galveston TX, actress (Slaughterhouse 5), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Laura Dean Staten Island NY, composer/choreographer (Drumming), is born.Ref: 5
1947*(Ronald) Wayne Garrett baseball: NY Mets [World Series: 1969, 1973], Montreal Expos, SL Cardinals, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Diane Kurys [Emir Kusturica] Sarajevo, bass guitarist, is born.Ref: 5
1948*Ozzy (John) Osbourne songwriter, singer: groups: Rare Breed, Black Sabbath: Paranoid; solo: Blizzard of Oz; dead bat-head biter, is born in England.Ref: 4
1949*Heather Menzies Toronto Ontario, actress (Jessica-Logan's Run), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Christopher John Seward aid worker, is born.Ref: 5
1949*Mickey Thomas Cairo GA, rock vocalist (Jefferson Airplane, Starship), is born.Ref: 5
1950*John Akii-bua Uganda, 400 meter hurdler (Olympics-gold-1972), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Muntu Myeza South African anti-apartheid activist, is born.Ref: 5
1951*Danger Alberto Juantorena Cuba, 800 meter runner (Olympics-gold-1976), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Mike Bantom basketball: St. Joseph’s Univ., 1972 USA Olympic Men’s Team, Phoenix Suns, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Jim Brewer basketball: Univ. of Minnesota, New Jersey Nets, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Samantha Fox (Stasia Therese Angela Micula), actress: X-rated films, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Rick Mears auto racer: Indy 500 winner [1979, 1984, 1988, 1991]; Rookie of the Year [1976]; Roger Penske racing team, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Mike Stock rocker (Stock, Aitken & Waterman-Road Block), is born.Ref: 5
1951*James Turner Brewer Maywood IL, basketball player (Olympics-silver-1972), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Riki Chosyu [Mitsuo Yoshida] wrestler (NJPW/All-Japan), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Larry Anderson baseball: pitcher: Milwaukee Brewers Chicago White Sox, is born.Ref: 4
1952*Mel Smith author (Morons From Outer Space), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Don Barnes rock guitarist (38 Special), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Duane Roland rock guitarist (Molly Hatchet), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Franz Klammer Austria, downhill skier (Olympics-gold-1976), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Paul Gregg country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Melody Anderson Edmonton Alberta, actress (Natalie Dillon-All My Children, Flash Gordon, Brooke-Manimal), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Hart Bochner Los Angeles CA, actor/director (Rich & Famous), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Kathy Jordan Bryn Mawr PA, tennis player (US Opens Doubles 1981), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Daryl Hannah actress: The Fury, Splash, Steel Magnolias, Blade Runner, The Pope of Greenwich Village, Roxanne, Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman, Grumpier Old Men, Diplomatic Siege, Dancing at the Blue Iguana, is born.Ref: 68
1960*Mike Ramsey US, ice hockey player (Olympics-gold-1980), is born.Ref: 5
1960 Julianne Moore is born.Ref: 10
1961*Julianne Moore actress: The Fugitive, Short Cuts, Nine Months, Lost World: Jurassic Park, Boogie Nights, Cookie’s Fortune, The Ladies Man, Hannibal, is born.Ref: 4
1962*Tammy Jackson WNBA forward/center (Houston Comets), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Steve Hegg Dana Point CA, road cyclist (Olympics-16th-84, 96), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Darryl Hamilton Baton Rouge LA, outfielder (TX Rangers), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Toi Cook cornerback (Carolina Panthers), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Katarina Witt, Staaken German Democratic Republic, figure skater (Olympics-gold-1984, 88), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Tammy Jacques Auburn ME, cyclist (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Lisa Lightfoot Australian middle distance runner (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1967*David Diaz Melbourne Victoria, Australasia golfer, is born.Ref: 5
1967*Greg Sutton NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Katie Henderson Santa Monica CA, WPVA volleyball (US Open-25th-1993), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Brendan Fraser actor: The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, George of the Jungle, Encino Man, The Quiet American, is born in Indianapolis IN.Ref: 4
1968*Isabel Cueto West Germany, tennis star, is born.Ref: 5
1968*Kevin Telles actor (Party Camp), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Ed King NFL guard (New Orleans Saints), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Kwamie Lassiter NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Charles Hope WLAF guard (Frankfurt Galaxy), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Jennifer Rothschild [Rubin] actress (Judas Project), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Laura Schuler ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics-98), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Lindsey Hunter NBA guard (Detroit Pistons), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Paul Byrd Louisville KY, pitcher (NY Mets), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Charles Hope WLAF guard (Frankfurt Galaxy), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Peter Wright US, 1500 meter freestyle (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Eva Nemcova WNBA forward/guard (Cleveland Rockers), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Andrew McNally Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics-1996), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Brian Loyd Lynwood CA, baseball catcher (Olympics-bronze-96), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Holly Marie Combs actress: Picket Fences, Chain of Desire, A Reason to Believe, Daughters, Ocean’s Eleven, is born.Ref: 4
1974*Ralph Staten safety (Baltimore Ravens), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Lauren E Roman Wilmington NC, actress (Laura Kirk-All My Children), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Nadine Neumann Sydney New South Wales Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1980*Anna Chlumsky Chicago IL, actress (My Girl), is born.Ref: 5
1981*Brian Bonsall actor (Family Ties, Star Trek Next Generation), is born.Ref: 5
1982*Brian Bonsall actor: Family Ties, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Father and Scout, Lily in Winter, Father Hood, Desperate MotivesRef: 4
1999 After rowing 2,962 miles in 81 days, Tori Murden of the United States eased her 23-foot boat, American Pearl, to the dock at Fort-du-Bas on the French Carribean island of Guadeloupe. She had just rowed across the Atlantic Ocean. Astonishingly, Murden appeared relaxed, even radiant, as she stood up to toss out a rope. “Next time, the Concorde,” she quipped, as she bounded out of the boat.Ref: 4
450*Petrus Chrysologus first archbishop of Ravenna, dies.Ref: 5
1137*Lotharius III of Supplinburg, Holy Roman emperor (1133-37), dies at 67.Ref: 93
1154*Anastasius IV, Pope (1153-54), dies.Ref: 69
1463*Louis Chalon prince of Orange, dies.Ref: 5
1469*Piero de' Medici ruler of Florence, dies at about 53.Ref: 5
1491*Thomas Basin French historian/bishop of Lisieux, dies.Ref: 5
1533*Vasili III great prince of Moscow (1505-33), dies at 54.Ref: 5
1552*St. Francis Xavier, Spanish Roman Catholic missionary, dies at age 46.Ref: 70
1660*Jacques Sarazin French sculptor/painter, dies at about 70.Ref: 5
1676*Daniel Stalpaert Amsterdams master builder, buried.Ref: 5
1789*Claude-Joseph Vernet French seascape painter, dies.Ref: 5
1807*Clara Reeve English author (old English baron), dies.Ref: 5
1815*John Carroll, First Roman Catholic bishop in the United States, dies at age 80.Ref: 70
1823*Joseph Pouteau composer, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1839*Frederik VI king of Denmark (1808-39)/Norway (1803-14), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1857*Christian D Rauch German sculptor, dies at 80.Ref: 5
1866*Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda composer, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1876*Hermann Goetz composer, dies at 35.Ref: 5
1888 Carl Zeiss dies.Ref: 10
1889*Baltasar Saldoni composer, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1892*William Bonaparte grandson of Lucien, dies.Ref: 5
1893*Allan Wilson British/Rhodesian major, dies in battle.Ref: 5
1894*Robert Louis Stevenson English writer (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 45.Ref: 5
1894*Jozef Schadde Flem architect (Antwerp Stock exchange), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1905*John Bartlett, American editor of "Familiar Quotations", dies at age 85.Ref: 70
1910*Mary Baker Eddy religious leader: founder of Christian Science; dies at age 89.Ref: 4
1919*Pierre-August Renoir, French Impressionist artist: A Waitress at Duval’s Restaurant, Le Moulin de la Galette, Oarsman at Chatou, The Bathers; dies at age 78.Ref: 4
1926*Charles Ringling (of Ringling Brothers Circus) dies at age 63.Ref: 68
1930*Air-borne chemicals combine with fog to kill 60 (Meuse Valley Belgium).Ref: 5
1933*Richard Henry Warren composer, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1937 Prosper Poullet Belgian mayor, dies.Ref: 5
1937*Attila Jozsef, Hungarian poet, dies at age 32.Ref: 70
1941*Johann Christian August Sinding composer, dies at 85.Ref: 5
1942*Wilhelm Peterson-Berger composer, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1944*Delfien Vanhaute Flemish pastor/poet (Ark of Noah), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1948*Chinese refugee ship "Kiangya" explodes in E China Sea, killing 1,100.Ref: 5
1949*Elin Pelin writer, dies.Ref: 5
1949*Maria Ouspenskaya actress (Spookies), dies at 62.Ref: 5
1949*Philip Barry, American dramatist, dies at age 53.Ref: 70
1954*Enrique Soro Barriga composer, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1957*Frank Gannett, American newspaper publisher, dies at age 81.Ref: 70
1960*Hermann Stephani composer, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1961*Jekabs Graubins composer, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1961*Mary Charleson actress (Upstairs & Downstairs), dies at 76.Ref: 5
1964*Ernst Ginsberg writer, dies.Ref: 5
1967*Annette Kolb writer, dies at 92.Ref: 5
1967*Fred Engelen Flemish actor/director (Kritisch Theater), dies at 54.Ref: 5
1967*Manuel A Fraai Curaçao author (Silly Agüero), dies at 70.Ref: 5
1969*Ruth White actress (Fugitive), dies of cancer at 55.Ref: 5
1972*Convair 990A charter crashes in Tenerife Canary Island, 155 die.Ref: 5
1973*Michael O'Shea actor (Denny- It's a Great Life), dies at 67.Ref: 5
1975 Jacob Kruijt Dutch sociologist, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1976*Mary Nash actress (Philadelphia Story, Till the Clouds Roll By), dies at 91.Ref: 5
1978*William Grant Still, American composer and conductor, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1979*Eleven are dead and eight injured in a mad rush to see a rock band (The Who) at a concert in Cincinnati, Ohio.Ref: 2
1980*Sir Oswald Mosley, English fascist leader, dies at age 84.Ref: 70
1984*The world’s worst industrial accident occurred when gas leaked from the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India. The deadly gas, methyl isocyanate, killed over 4000 people, and injured more than 200,000.Ref: 4
1984*Virginia Lacy Jones US librarian/presidential advisor, dies at 72.Ref: 5
1985*Sam Gillman actor (Sam-Shane), dies at 70.Ref: 5
1990*A Northwest Airlines DC-9 collides on the ground with a Northwest Boeing 727 at Detroit Metropolitan Airport resulting in a fire that claimed eight lives. (XDG, p. 4A, 12/3/2000)Ref: 83
1990*Gavin Reed actor (Body Beneath), dies at 59.Ref: 5
1991*Alex Graham British cartoonstrip artist (Fred Basset), dies.Ref: 5
1991*Casey Walters actor (True Story of Lynn Stuart), after a stroke at 75.Ref: 5
1992*Nureddin Al-Atassi President of Syria (1966-70), dies.Ref: 5
1992*Harry Ellerbe actor (House of Usher, Magnetic Monster), dies at 91.Ref: 5
1992*Luis Alcoriza actor/writer/director (Tiburoneros), dies of emphysema.Ref: 5
1993*Thomas Mogotlane South African actor (Mapantsula), dies at 40.Ref: 5
1993*Lewis Thomas, American physician and essayist, dies at age 80.Ref: 70
1994*Giorgi Chanturia President of Georgia, assassinated.Ref: 5
1994*Dolf Verspoor literary/translator (M Nijhoff prize 1958), dies at 77.Ref: 5
1994*Lesley Peacock jazz photogrpaher/author, dies.Ref: 5
1994*Said Mekbel Algerian editor in chief (Le Matin), murdered at 57.Ref: 5
1994*Elizabeth Glaser, wife of Paul Michael Glaser, who became an AIDS activist after she and her two children were infected with HIV via a blood transfusion, died in Santa Monica, CA., at age 47.Ref: 70
1994*Elizabeth Glaser, who became an AIDS activist after she and her two children were infected with HIV via a blood transfusion, died in Santa Monica, Calif., at age 47.Ref: 70
1995*Roxie Roker actress: The Jeffersons; dies.Ref: 4
1995*Jimmy Jewel comedian, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1995*Robertson Davies (author) dies at 82.Ref: 5
1996*Four people were killed in a subway bombing in southern Paris.Ref: 64
1996*Babrak Karmal PM of Afghánistán (1980-81), dies.Ref: 5
1996*A judge in Hawaii ruled that the state had to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, prompting an appeal.Ref: 64
1996*Det Glynn teacher/anti-apartheid activist, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1996*George Duby historian, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1997*Steve Hamilton, pitcher (NY Yankees), dies of cancer at 63Ref: 5
1997*Marian Kratochwil artist, dies at 91.Ref: 5
1999*Madeline Kahn Tony Award-winning actress: The Sisters Rosensweig [1993]; Blazing Saddles, Paper Moon, What’s Up, Doc?, High Anxiety, Young Frankenstein, Oh Madeline, Mr. President; dies or ovarian cancer.Ref: 4
2000*Gwendolyn Brooks Pulitzer Prize-winning poet: Annie Allen [1950]; We Real Cool, The Bean Eaters, Winnie, Coming Home; dies.Ref: 4
2002*Henry Chauncey, founder of the Educational Testing Service, whose SAT is used by thousands of colleges and universities, dies at age 97. (XDG, p 8A, 1/01/2003)Ref: 83

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