Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
December 15th

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687*St Sergius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Conon.Ref: 5
955*(day speculative) Agapetus II ends his reign as Catholic Pope.Ref: 69
1025*Basil II is succeeded as emperor by Constantine VIII, his brother and co-ruler.Ref: 2
1124*Chancellor Haimeric selects pope (Lamberto becomes Honorius II).Ref: 5
1569*Westmoreland flees to Scotland.Ref: 5
1582*Leidse University names Rembert Dodoens professor of botany/medicine.Ref: 5
1582*Spanish Netherlands/Denmark/Norway adopt Gregorian calendar.Ref: 5
1586*Laevinus Torrentius, becomes bishop of Antwerp.Ref: 5
1612*Simon Marius, is first to observe Andromeda galaxy through a telescope.Ref: 5
1629*In England, proto_Baptist minister and founder of Rhode Island, 26-year-old Roger Williams married Mary Barnard, daughter of a Puritan clergyman.Ref: 5
1640*Duke of Bragan‡a crowned King Johan IV of Portugal.Ref: 5
1660 Philippines: Andres Malongs rebels plunders Bagnotan.Ref: 5
1664*English colonizing Connecticut.Ref: 5
1667 Brandenburg declares himself neutral in Devolutie War.Ref: 5
1680 Tax revolt on Terschelling due to tax on cereal.Ref: 5
1688 Lord Delamere sides with King James II.Ref: 5
1732*(Zenger) (day speculative) New York Governor Cosby creates a new court of equity which he expects to favorably decide his suit against Van Dam.Ref: 87
1791*The Bill of Rights was ratified this day in Virginia. The Bill of Rights is comprised of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution.Ref: 4
1791*First US law school established at University of Pennsylvania.Ref: 5
1792*America's first life insurance policy issued by Insurance Co. of North America in Philadelphia.Ref: 5
1794*Revolutionary Tribunal abolished in France.Ref: 5
1815*Greene County (Ohio)'s 4th jail is accepted by the county. It was built by James Miller for $1084. (Ref: The Ohio Historical Chronicle Vol 1 No 5, p 6, 2/10/1975) 
1836*Patent Office burns in Washington DC.Ref: 5
1854*The first street cleaning machine was put into operation, in Philadelphia.Ref: 4
1863*The first bank robbery occurs in Malden MA when the Malden Postmaster, Edward Green, kills the clerk and robs the bank of $5000. He was later executed.Ref: 52
1874*First reigning king to visit US (of Hawaii) received by President Grant.Ref: 5
1874*Society for the prevention of cruelty to children established in N.Y.Ref: 10
1880*New Mexico Governor Lew Wallace, through a newspaper notice, puts a $500 reward on the head of Billy the Kid. Ref 
1903*The British parliament places a 15-year ban on whale fishing in Norway.Ref: 2
1914 American Radio Relay League (organization for hams) founded by Hiram Percy Maxim.Ref: 5
1917*Moldavian Republic declares independence from Russia.Ref: 5
1918*American Jewish Congress holds it's first meeting.Ref: 5
1919*Fiume (Rijeka) declares it's Independence.Ref: 5
1920*China wins a place on the League [of Nations] Council; Austria is admitted.Ref: 2
1922*IVVV (association) peace congress on war forms in Hague.Ref: 5
1924*The Soviet Union warns the United States against repeated entry of ships into Soviet territorial waters.Ref: 2
1925*First road with a depressed trough (Texas) opens to traffic.Ref: 5
1926*Facist national symbol elevated in Italy.Ref: 5
1927*Ed Hickman kidnaps child he later beheads.Ref: 5
1938*Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Jefferson Memorial take place in Washington DC.Ref: 70
1938*Washington sends its fourth note to Berlin demanding amnesty for Jews.Ref: 2
1942*The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities issued the first plastic license-plate tabs.Ref: 4
1944*(date given as mid-Dec) First successful explosive lens tests conducted at Los Alamos, establishing the feasibility of making an implosion bomb.Ref: 91
1944 Hizbu'allah (Arm forces for Allah) forms.Ref: 5
1945*John J "Cardinal" O'Connor, ordained as a priest.Ref: 5
1948*Former State Department official Alger Hiss was indicted by a federal grand jury in NY on charges of perjury. (He was convicted in 1950.)Ref: 5
1950*NYC's Port Authority opens.Ref: 5
1952*Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Orientales Ecclesias.Ref: 5
1954 Netherlands Antilles becomes co-equal part of Kingdom of Netherlands.Ref: 5
1956*Emergency crisis in North Ireland proclaimed after IRA strikes.Ref: 5
1960*King Boudouin of Belgium marries doña Fabiola de Mora y Aragon.Ref: 5
1961*Adolf Eichmann, the former German Gestapo official accused of a major role in the Nazi murder of 6 million Jews, is sentenced by a Jerusalem court to be hanged.Ref: 2
1961*JFK visits Puerto Rico.Ref: 5
1961*L J Suenens appointed archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels.Ref: 5
1964*Canadian Parliament adopts the maple leaf as the official symbol for the national flag.Ref: 5
1964 American Radio Relay League (organization for hams) founded.Ref: 5
1965 Queen Juliana opens Zeeland Bridge to Oosterschelde.Ref: 5
1967*President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the meat bill in the presence of Upton Sinclair the author of the controversial book The Jungle.Ref: 2
1969*San Francisco Fire Department replaces leather helmets with plastic ones.Ref: 5
1970*Soviet Venera 7 is first spacecraft to land on another planet (Venus).Ref: 5
1971*USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR.Ref: 5
1972*The Commonwealth of Australia orders equal pay for women.Ref: 2
1973*American Psychiatric Association reverses 100 year-old opinion that homosexuality is not mental illness.Ref: 5
1976 Argo Merchant tanker off Massachusetts' SE coast, spills 7.6 million gallons of crude when the ship runs aground.Ref: 5
1976*Jamaica premier Manley wins elections.Ref: 5
1978*President Carter announced he would grant diplomatic recognition to Communist China on New Year's Day and sever official relations with Taiwan.Ref: 70
1978 Saint Maarten Patriotic Movement (SPM) forms under W James.Ref: 5
1979*Deposed Shah of Iran leaves US for Panama.Ref: 5
1979*World Court in Hague rules Iran should release all US hostages.Ref: 5
1982 Spain reopens border with Gibraltar.Ref: 5
1982*Sao Tome & Principe constitution approved.Ref: 5
1982*Roy Williams, Teamsters president, & 4 others convicted of bribery.Ref: 5
1983*Last 80 US combat soldiers in Grenada withdrew.Ref: 5
1986*CIA director William Casey suffers a cerebral seizure.Ref: 5
1989 A popular uprising began that resulted in the downfall of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.Ref: 70
1990*Rocker Rod Stewart marries super model Rachel Hunter.Ref: 5
1990*More than 400 American Roman Catholic theologians charged that the Vatican had been throttling church reforms and imposing "an excessive Roman centralization." They contended that the Vatican had undercut a greater role for women, slowed the ecumenical drive for Christian unity and undermined the collegial functioning of national conferences of bishops.Ref: 5
1993*GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) Uruguay Round completed.Ref: 5
1993*British premier major/Irish premier Reynolds signs Downing Street Declaration concerning Northern Ireland self determination.Ref: 5
1993*Haitian premier Robert Malval resigns.Ref: 5
1993*Lee Aspen resigns as Secretary of Defense.Ref: 5
1993*US Defense Secretary Les Aspin announces his resignation, citing "personal reasons". (XDG, p 4A, 12/15/2003)Ref: 83
1994*Diane Modahl banned from Athletics for Drug Use, in the UK.Ref: 5
1994*John Bruton becomes Ireland's premier.Ref: 5
1995*The leaders of the European Union were gathered in Madrid to discuss the shape of a single European currency. They decided on a name for it: the Euro.Ref: 4
1996*Boeing Co. jolted the aerospace world with a $13.3 billion deal to buy McDonnell Douglas Corp. The merger formed the world’s largest aerospace company.Ref: 4
1997*Joseph "Colt" Todd, 14, is arrested and charged as an adult after he confessed to the sniper shooting and wounding two students outside of Stamps High School, Stamps, AR. The students recovered; Todd was tired of being picked on. Ref 
1998*President Clinton concluded his three-day Middle East journey on a disappointing note as Israel refused to resume the West Bank troop withdrawals called for under the Wye River peace accord. Nevertheless, Clinton called the trip a success. (XDG, p 4A, 12/15/2003)Ref: 83
2000*First lady and senator-elect Hillary Rodham Clinton agreed to an $8 million book deal with publisher Simon and Schuster for her White House memoirs.Ref: 70
2002*Former US VP Al Gore, who'd come agonizingly close to winning the Presidency in 2000, said in an interview on CBS-TV's "60 Minutes" that he would not run for the White House in 2004. (XDG, p 4A, 12/15/2003)Ref: 83
1488*Bartholomeus Diaz returns to Portugal after sailing around the Cape of Good Hope.Ref: 5
1593*State of Holland grants patent on windmill with crankshaft.Ref: 5
1820*First general pharmacopoeia in US published, Boston.Ref: 5
1859*GR Kirchoff describes chemical composition of Sun.Ref: 5
1877*Patent granted to Mr. Edison for the phonographRef: 5
1929*Walter Mittelholzer flies as first about the Kilimanjaro.Ref: 5
1934*Fokker F18 Snip flies to Netherlands West Indies.Ref: 5
1939 Nylon yarn was sold to hosiery mills to make women’s stockings, marking the first use of commercial yarn for apparel. The DuPont product enabled a record number of ladies’ hose to go on sale for the first time in May, 1940. And it all started in nylon’s hometown: Wilmington, Delaware.Ref: 4
1939*Snip departs for first flight to Paramaribo, Curacao.Ref: 5
1946*France brings operation of the first nuclear reactor.Ref: 4
1948*France brings operation of the first nuclear reactor.Ref: 2
1952*Christine Jorgenson is first person to undergo a sex-change operation.Ref: 5
1960 Teflon cookware first goes on sale at Macy's in New York;stock sells out in two days.Ref: 10
1961*Boeing starts work on the Saturn V first stage booster for the Apollo program. 
1964*First time 4 people in space.Ref: 5
1965*Two US manned spacecraft, "Gemini Six" and "Gemini Seven," maneuvered to within ten feet of each other while in orbit.Ref: 70
1966*Audouin Dollfus discovers 10th satellite of Saturn, Janus.Ref: 5
1970*Venera 7 becomes the first human spacecraft to soft-land on the Venus, successfully sending back images and data for twenty-three minutes before succumbing to the extremely high temperature and atmosphere pressure found on the planet’s surface.Ref: 3
1971*First craft to land on Venus, Venera 7Ref: 62
1981*NASA launches Intelsat V.Ref: 5
1983*Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via El Paso, Kelly AFB.Ref: 5
1984*USSR launches Vega 1 for rendezvous with Halley's Comet.Ref: 5
1999*Windows 2000 released to manufacturing, official launch date still set for February 17, 2000.Ref: 80
1745 Battle at Kesseldorf: Prussia beats Saksen & Austria.Ref: 5
1774*(noon) The Governor Wentworth of New Hampshire issues an order to enlist or impress into service, without delay, "Thirty effective men to serve his Majesty as a Guard & Protection to his Fort William and Mary at New Castle . . ." Captain John Dennet of the First New Hampshire Regiment of the Provincial Militia took to the streets of Portsmouth and "caused the Drums to be Beat & Proclamation to be made at all Publick corners & on the Place of Parade."[34] The attempt to rally the loyal subjects of New Hampshire was a complete failure. Captain Dennet reported at six o'clock p.m. on December 15 that not a single person had responded to his plea for recruits and that he awaited further orders. Ref 
1774*(evening) New Hampshire's largest and most cosmopolitan town (Newcastle) had been transformed into a tense and heavily armed rebel militia camp. The official ranks of the Provincial Militia were nowhere in sight. Rather, many of its members were armed in active support of the insurrection. Ref 
1774*(late night into the morning of the 16th) Fort William and Mary is sacked a second time by patriots. No effort is made to occupy the fort. Ref 
1777*(and 16th) Both houses of the Virginia Assembly unanimously authorized delegates in Congress to ratify the Articles of Confederation. 
1862*Nathan B. Forrest crosses the TN River at Clifton with 2,500 men to raid the communications around Vicksburg, MS.Ref: 2
1862*In New Orleans, Louisiana, Union Major General Benjamin F. Butler turns his command over to Nathaniel Banks. The citizens of New Orleans hold farewell parties for Butler, "The Beast," but only after he leaves.Ref: 2
1864*Hood's Rebel Army of 23,000 is crushed at Nashville in two days of fighting by 55,000 Federals including Negro troops under Gen. George H. Thomas. The Confederate Army of Tennessee ceases as an effective fighting force.Ref: 2
1864*Raid on Stoneman: Abingdon & Glade Springs VA.Ref: 5
1899*3rd defeat of "Black Week" Battle at Colenso South Africa (Boers-British army).Ref: 5
1914*Battle of Lodz ends; Russians retreat toward Moscow.Ref: 5
1914*British fleet forfeits chance to destroy German fleet in North Sea.Ref: 5
1914*Swedish troops over run Belgrade in Austria-Hungary.Ref: 5
1915*Gen. Sir Douglas Haig succeeds Field Marshal Sir John French as Commander-in-Chief of British forces in France.Ref: 38
1916*Battle of Verdun ends; French troops break through German lines taking 7,500 prisoners. (XDG, p 4A, 12/15/2003)Ref: 83
1917*Armistice signed between Germany and Russia at Brest-Litovsk.Ref: 38
1941*The AFL pledges that there will be no strikes in defense-related industry plants for the duration of the war.Ref: 59
1941*USS Swordfish becomes 1st US sub to sink a Japanese ship.Ref: 5
1941*Gas/electrical use restricted in Holland.Ref: 5
1941*German submarine U-127 sinks.Ref: 5
1941*Nazi's transfers 100 Czechoslovakian citizens/Heinrich Himmler falls faint.Ref: 5
1941*North Africa: allied assault up Italians Gazala-posing.Ref: 5
1943*U.S. troops land on the Arawe Peninsula of New Britain in the Solomon Islands. 
1944*US Congress gives General Eisenhower his 5th star.Ref: 5
1944*The battle for Luzon in the Philippines begins.Ref: 2
1944*Hizbu'allah (Arm forces for Allah) forms.Ref: 5
1944*US troops land on Mindoro.Ref: 5
1946*Vietnam leader Ho Chi Minh sends a note to the new French Premier, Leon Blum, asking for peace talks.Ref: 2
1965*The United States drops 12 tons of bombs on an industrial center near Haiphong Harbor, North Vietnam.Ref: 2
1968*President Richard Nixon announces the third round of Vietnam withdrawals.Ref: 2
1980 Premier Queddei troops conquers Chad capital N'djamena.Ref: 5
1891*James Naismith, a Canadian, invents basketball, while working at the Y.M.C.A. College at Springfield, MassachusettsRef: 5
1896*The first pitching machine, created by Princeton professor Charles E. Hinton, is demonstrated.Ref: 1
1909*Thomas J Lynch becomes president of baseball's National League.Ref: 5
1919*(Black Sox) The New York World publishes an explosive article by Hugh Fullerton suggesting that the World Series was fixed.Ref: 87
1920*Brooklyn's Rube Marquard is traded to the Reds for Dutch Ruether. Marquard had been fined for scalping World Series tickets in Cleveland.Ref: 1
1925*The 1st hockey game is played at Madison Sq Garden, Mont Candiens 3, NY Americans 1.Ref: 5
1933*Baseball owners agree to ban Sunday doubleheaders until after June 15.Ref: 5
1935*Detroit Lions win NFL championship.Ref: 5
1935*Max Euwe becomes world champion chess beating Alexander Aljechin.Ref: 5
1946*Chicago Bears beat New York Giants 24-14 in NFL championship game.Ref: 5
1946*Giants Frank Filchock & Merle Hapes suspended by NFL, because they didn't report bribe attempt.Ref: 5
1948*The Dodgers trade the much heralded, but injury prone Pete Reiser to the Braves for outfielder Myron McCormick.Ref: 1
1949 Ton [Teunis] Sijbrands Dutch world checkers champion, is born.Ref: 5
1950*Ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone to retain heavyweight boxing title.Ref: 5
1954*Fordham University scraps football team for financial reasons.Ref: 5
1962*Bob Cousy of the Boston Celtics set a National Basketball Association record as he made his 5,926th field goal.Ref: 4
1965*William Eckert replaces Ford Frick as 4th commissioner of baseball.Ref: 5
1966*John W Mecom Jr becomes first owner of the New Orlean Saints.Ref: 5
1973*Sandy Hawley became the first jockey in history to win 500 races in a single year. With this victory in the third race at Laurel racetrack on Charlie Jr., he broke the legendary Bill Shoemaker’s 20-year-old record. Hawley recorded his 6,000th career victory in 1992 aboard Summer Commander at Greenwood racetrack.Ref: 4
1973*Tennessee beats Temple 11-6 in low scoring NCAA basketball game.Ref: 5
1974*Arbitrator Peter Seitz rules in favors of Cy Young winner Jim "Catfish" Hunter in a dispute with A's owner Charlie O. Finley making 'Catfish' a very attractive unrestricted free agent.Ref: 1
1974*Bert Jones, quarterback of the Baltimore Colts, set an NFL record by completing seventeen consecutive passes in a game against the NY Jets.Ref: 4
1980*Dave Winfield signed a ten-year contract with the NY Yankees for somewhere between $1.3 and $1.5 million. He become the wealthiest player in the history of U.S. team sports. The total package for the outfielder was said to be worth over $22 million.Ref: 4
1981*Free-agent Ron Guidry re-signs with the Yankees to a four-year $3.6 million pact.Ref: 1
1982*Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant announced that he was retiring as head football coach at the University of AL. Bryant had 232 victories and only 46 losses while coach of the Crimson Tide.Ref: 4
1982*Bill Parcells becomes the 12th head coach of the New York Giants.Ref: 5
1983*3 Kansas City Royals suspended due to cocaine usage.Ref: 5
1988*Lori Davis of New York sues boxer Mike Tyson for allegedly grabbing her buttocks while she was dancing at the same nightclub on the same night as the incident with Miller.Ref: 98
1991*Deb Richard wins JBP Cup LPGA Match Play Golf Championship.Ref: 5
1992*Arthur Ashe is named Sports Illustrated Sportman of Year.Ref: 5
1995*The Ted Williams Tunnel in Boston is opened as the Splendid Splinter leads the way.Ref: 1
1996*Dottie Pepper & Juli Inkster win LPGA Diner's Club Golf Matches.Ref: 5
1996*Tom Lehman & Duffy Waldoff win Diner's Club PGA Golf Matches.Ref: 5
1997*The San Diego Padres acquire All-Star right-hander Kevin Brown from the Marlins in a 4-player trade.Ref: 86
1997*San Francisco 49ers retire Joe Montana's #16Ref: 5
1999*Rae Carruth is arrested in western Tennessee, a day after the Carolina Panthers wide receiver failed to turn himself in to face murder charges in the death of his girlfriend.Ref: 9
1999*The Florida Marlins announce they have selected Bicentennial Park in downtown Miami as their site for a new ballpark and name HOK as design architect and architect of record.Ref: 86
2000*In their third free agent signing in the last eight days, the Red Sox come to terms pitcher Hideo Nomo signing the 1995 NL Rookie of the Year to a one-year deal worth 4.5 million dollars.Ref: 1
2001*The Mariners acquire 32-year old two-time All-Star third baseman Jeff Cirillo (.312, 17, 83) from the Rockies in exchange for reliever Jose Paniagua and minor leaguers Dennis Stark and Brian Fuentes.Ref: 1
2002*With the threat of losing their heavy-hitting second baseman, Jeff Kent, the Giants sign former All-Star free agent Edgardo Alfonzo (.308, 16, 56) to a four-year deal. The 29-year-old infielder, who was named the Mets All-time second baseman in August, was not tendered arbitration after turning down a number of contract proposals from the team.Ref: 1
1810 First Irish magazine in US, The Shamrock, is published.Ref: 5
1815*Rossini gets assignment for Il barbiere di Siviglia.Ref: 5
1893*Anton Dvorak's "From the New World" premieres at Carnegie Hall NYC during a "public rehearsal". The official opening was the next day.Ref: 5
1919 Edna St Vincent Millay's "Aria da Capo" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1939 "Gone With The Wind" premiers at Loew’s Grand Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.Ref: 4
1941*A musical standard was recorded this day on Victor Records. Lena Horne sang the torch classic that became her signature: Stormy Weather. “Don’t know why there’s no sun up in the sky. Stormy weather...”Ref: 4
1949 After a decade on radio, Captain Midnight was heard for the final time.Ref: 4
1949 Albert Camus' "Les Justes" premieres in Paris.Ref: 5
1952*"Two's Company" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 90 performances.Ref: 5
1952*KHON TV channel 2 in Honolulu HI (NBC) begins broadcasting.Ref: 5
1954*Davy Crockett, Indian Fighter was featured on Walt Disney’s TV series for the first time.Ref: 4
1959*Everly Brothers record "Let It Be Me".Ref: 5
1961*Equal access rule, political parties get TV broadcasting time.Ref: 5
1962*The first record album to poke fun at a U.S. President became the #1 LP in the country. Vaughn Meader’s The First Family made the humorist a household word. The album stayed at #1 for three months.Ref: 4
1965 D Heneker & J Taylor's musical "Charlie Girl" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1966*"Joyful Noise" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 12 performances.Ref: 5
1967*Beatles release "Christmas Time is Here Again".Ref: 5
1967*Joe Garagiola joins the Today Show panel.Ref: 5
1969*Plastic Ono Band, play their only concert at London's Lyceum Ballroom.Ref: 5
1973*Golf Resort (The Disney Inn) opens.Ref: 5
1973*Pirates of Caribbean ride opens at Disneyland.Ref: 5
1973*Charlie Rich’s hit, The Most Beautiful Girl, hit #1 (for two weeks) in the U.S. “Hey, if you happen to see the most beautiful girl that walked out on me ... Tell her, "I'm sorry." Tell her, "I need my baby." Won't you tell her that I love her.”Ref: 4
1981*4th Emmy Sports Award presentation.Ref: 5
1983*Wendy Wasserstein's "Isn't It Romantic" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1985*Sylvester Stallone & Brigitte Nielson wed.Ref: 5
1986*Kenny Rogers cut himself a deal with the Dole Food Company. The singer became the highest-paid celebrity pitchman, ‘doling’ out nice words about pineapple and other Dole products for 17 million dollars.Ref: 4
1986*Violinist Isaac Stern arrived in a horse-drawn carriage to cut the ribbon for the renovated Carnegie Hall in NY City.Ref: 4
1986*Carnegie Hall reopens after a $50 million facelift.Ref: 5
1987 "Les Miserables" opens at Shubert Theatre, Boston.Ref: 5
1988*James Brown, charged with numerous offences, including illegal possession of drugs and firearms, aggravated assault and failure to stop for the police, was sentenced to six and a half years’ imprisonment. He was released from the South Carolina prison in 1991, having reportedly written new material while locked up.Ref: 4
1991*"Nick & Nora" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 9 performances.Ref: 5
1992*WNEW AM (1130) NYC resigns air, replaced by WBBR.Ref: 5
1993*John Williams final appearance as conductor of Boston Pops.Ref: 5
1994*"Tuna Christmas" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 20 performances.Ref: 5
1995 Playboy goes back on sale after 36 year ban in Ireland.Ref: 5
37*Nero Claudius Augustus Germanicus, 5th emperor of Rome (54-68) who is blamed for the great fire of Rome, is born.Ref: 68
1534*Lucas Osiander composer, is born.Ref: 5
1567*Christoph Demantius composer, is born.Ref: 5
1574*Samuel Besler composer, is born.Ref: 5
1610*David Teniers II Flemish courtpainter (Theatrum Pictorium), is born.Ref: 5
1648 Gregory King English statistician (Natural & Political Observations), is born.Ref: 5
1657*Michel-Richard Delalande composer, is born.Ref: 5
1667*Ludwig Ernst composer, is born.Ref: 5
1720*J F Beck writer, is born.Ref: 5
1734*George Romney, English portrait painter, is born.Ref: 70
1735 Cesare Beccaria-Bonesana Italian lawyer, is born.Ref: 5
1765*Philippe-Jacques Pfeffinger composer, is born.Ref: 5
1778*Godert AGP baron van der Capellen Dutch Governor-General (Dutch-Indies), is born.Ref: 5
1787*Charles Cowden Clarke English editor/Shakespearean critic, is born.Ref: 5
1793*Henry Charles Carey Philadelphia PA, economist (Principles of Poli Economy), is born.Ref: 5
1802*János Bolyai Romania, mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry), is born.Ref: 5
1803*August Freyer composer, is born.Ref: 5
1812*Isidor Dannstrom composer, is born.Ref: 5
1812*Joseph Moses Levy, English newspaperman; founded the London newspaper Daily Telegraph, is born.Ref: 70
1812*Joseph Moses Levy, English newspaperman; founded the London newspaper Daily Telegraph, is born.Ref: 70
1821*Auguste Emmanuel Vaucorbeil composer, is born.Ref: 5
1822*Edward Stephen composer, is born.Ref: 5
1823*Friedrich Gottlieb Schwencke composer, is born.Ref: 5
1830*Francesco D'Arcais composer, is born.Ref: 5
1831*Franklin Sanborn, American journalist and biographer, is born.Ref: 70
1832*Gustave Alexandre Eiffel, designer of the Eiffel Tower, is born.Ref: 68
1836*Edmond Picard French/Belgian lawyer/writer (La forge Roussel), is born.Ref: 5
1842*Henry Gadsby composer, is born.Ref: 5
1848*Edwin Howland Blashfield decorated the dome of Library of Congress, is born.Ref: 5
1852*Antoine Henri Becquerel discovered radioactivity (Nobel 1903), is born.Ref: 5
1852*Tewfik Pasja khedive (viceroy) of Egypt, is born.Ref: 5
1853 Jean B A Kessler director of oil on Dutch Indies, is born.Ref: 5
1857*Eugeniusz Pankiewicz composer, is born.Ref: 5
1859*Ludwig (Lazarus) Zamenhof, the linguist who invented the universal language Esperanto, is born.Ref: 4
1860*Niels Ryberg Finsen, Danish physician, founder of modern phototherapy and Nobel prize winner in 1903, is born.Ref: 70
1862*Charles Edgar Duryea, the inventor who built the 1st auto in the US, is born.Ref: 68
1862*Middleweight champion boxer Jack Dempsey (born John Kelly) is born in County Kildare, Ireland.Ref: 97
1863*Arthur D Little US, chemist (patented rayon), is born.Ref: 5
1863*-Paul [Prudent] Painlev‚ French mathematician/minister/premier, is born.Ref: 5
1870*Josef Hoffmann Austrian architect, is born.Ref: 5
1873*Pongrac Kacsoh composer, is born.Ref: 5
1875*Friedrich Niggli composer, is born.Ref: 5
1876*Ferdinand Hardekopf writer, is born.Ref: 5
1878*Hans Carossa writer, is born.Ref: 5
1879 Hugo W C Bordewijk Dutch lawyer, is born.Ref: 5
1879*Rudolf von Laban Czechoslovakian/German choreographer (modern dance), is born.Ref: 5
1881*James Schneider New York, actor (Keystone Kops), is born.Ref: 5
1881*Lightweight boxing champion 'Peerless' Jim Driscoll is born in Cardiff, Wales.Ref: 97
1882*Helena Rubinstein US cosmetic manufacturer, is born.Ref: 5
1883*William A. Hinton,developer of the "Hinton Test" for diagnosing syphilis, is born.Ref: 2
1887*Pieter C A Geyl historian (History of the Dutch Tribe), is born.Ref: 5
1888*Maxwell Anderson US, dramatist (Winter Set, High Tor), is born.Ref: 5
1888*Artturi A Leinonen Finnish journalist/writer (Kati)/politician, is born.Ref: 5
1888*Kaare Klint, Danish architect and furniture designer, is born.Ref: 70
1888*Jan Greshoff Dutch poet/author/journalist (Bric à Brac), is born.Ref: 5
1892*David Guion composer, is born.Ref: 5
1892*Jose Maria Castro composer, is born.Ref: 5
1892*J. (Jean) Paul Getty oil magnate: Getty Oil; once the richest man in the world; art collector: his art formed the nucleus of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu CA; is born in Minneapolis MN.Ref: 4
1896*Carl Ferdinand Cori US bio-chemist, is born.Ref: 5
1896*George B Cressey US geographer (Asia's Lands & Peoples), is born.Ref: 5
1896*Margaret Bannerman Toronto Ontario, actress (Elopement), is born.Ref: 5
1896*Paul R Citroen Dutch sculptor, is born.Ref: 5
1898*Fernando Remacha composer, is born.Ref: 5
1899*Frank Vosper London England, actor (Man Who Knew Too Much), is born.Ref: 5
1899*Harold Abrahams, English athlete and Olympic gold medalist, is born.Ref: 70
1900*Francesco Messina sculptor, is born.Ref: 5
1904*William Hitzig Austria, Maxwell physician, is born.Ref: 5
1904*Kermit Bloomgarden Tony Award-winning producer: The Diary of Anne Frank [1956]; Death of a Salesman, The Music Man, Equus; is born.Ref: 4
1905*Ferenc Farkas composer, is born.Ref: 5
1906*Betty Smith novelist (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Oscar Niemeyer Brazilians architect (Brasilia), is born.Ref: 5
1911*Stan (Stanley Newcomb) Kenton songwriter: No Longer a Prisoner; Grammy Award-winning bandleader: West Side Story [1961], Adventures in Jazz [1962]; theme: Artistry In Rhythm; How High the Moon, September Song, Laura; is born.Ref: 4
1913*Muriel Rukeyser US, poet (1977 Shelley Memorial Award), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Rik Jacobs Flemish stage manager, is born.Ref: 5
1915*Jose Toribio Merino Castro admiral, is born.Ref: 5
1916*Maurice Wilkins England, physicist, worked with DNA (Nobel 1962), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Buddy (Edwin) Cole pianist: group: The Buddy Cole Trio; sang with Rosemary Clooney: LP: Swing Around Rosie; is born.Ref: 4
1918*Jeff Chandler (Ira Grossel) actor: Merrill's Marauders, Return to Peyton Place, Broken Arrow; is born.Ref: 4
1919*Ake Seyffarth 10K speed skater (Olympics-gold-1948), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Eddie (William Edward) Robinson baseball: Cleveland Indians [World Series: 1948], Washington Nationals [all-star: 1949], Chicago White Sox [all-star: 1951, 1952], Philadelphia Athletics [all-star: 1953], NY Yankees [World Series: 1955], KC Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, is born.Ref: 4
1921*Bobby Todd US comic/actor (Original Sin), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Alan Freed disc jockey credited with coining the term "rock'n'roll": WJW, Cleveland, WINS & WABC, NY: The Moondoggy Show; fired on air at WABC for alleged involvement in the payola scandal of the late 1950s; is born.Ref: 4
1924*Ida Haendel Polish violinist/author (Woman with Violin), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Ernest Ashworth Country Music Hall of Famer: Talk Back Trembling Lips; Member of Grand Ole OpryRef: 4
1928*Friedrich Hundertwasser artist, printer, painter, ecologist: believed that the straight line was from the devil; public buildings should be like nature, simple, yet complex, colorful, efficient and self-sustaining, is born.Ref: 4
1928*Jimmy Nelson ventriloquist: Danny O'Day, Farfel the Dog; LP: Jimmy Nelson's Instant Ventriloquism, is born in Chicago IL.Ref: 4
1928*Jerry Wallace singer: Primrose Lane, Shutters and Boards, A Touch of Pink, If You Leave Me I’ll Cry; actor: Hec Ramsey, is born.Ref: 4
1930*Edna O'Brien author: Time and Tide, Country Girls TrilogyRef: 4
1931*Evald Schorm Prague Czechoslovakia, director (Courage for Every Day), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Edna O'Brien Ireland, writer (Fanatic of Heart, Casualties of Peace), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Elaine Barkin composer, is born.Ref: 5
1932*Igor Stuhec composer, is born.Ref: 5
1933*Tim Conway Willoughby OH, comic (McHale's Navy, Carol Burnett Show), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Jesse Belvin Texarkana AR, rock vocalist (Mr Easy), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Karen Morrow Chicago IL, actress (Aunt Minerva-Tabitha, Jim Nabors Hour), is born.Ref: 5
1937*John [Thomas] Sladek US, sci-fi author (Tik-Tok, Bugs), is born.Ref: 5
1938 Dennis Madide South African Internal minister of Transkei, is born.Ref: 5
1938*Light-heavyweight boxing champion Bob Foster is born.Ref: 97
1939*Cindy Birdsong Camden NJ, rock vocalist (Labelle-Rainbow, Supremes), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Nicolaus A Huber composer, is born.Ref: 5
1940*Nick Buoniconti Pro Football Hall of Famer: Miami Dolphins LB: Super Bowl VI, VII, VIII; TV football analyst: HBO: Inside the NFL, is born.Ref: 5
1941*Austin Savage Welsh hockey player, is born.Ref: 5
1941*Geoffrey Davies English actor (Doctor at Sea, Doctor on the Go), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Dave Clark singer: group: The Dave Clark Five: Bits and Pieces, Do You Love Me, Glad All Over, Everybody Knows, Red Balloon, Good Old Rock & Roll, Everybody Get Together; TV producer: Hold On It’s the Dave Clark Five, Ready Steady Go!; actor: Time; stunt man, is born in London England.Ref: 68
1943*Mihaly Hesz Hungary, 1K kayak (Olympics-gold-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1943*Pete Duranko football: Notre Dame All-American DE-LB, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Stan (Stanley Raymond) Bahnsen, New York Yankee pitcher (1968 American League Rookie-of-year), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Thaao Penghlis Sydney New South Wales Australia, actor (Mission Impossible, Tony-Days of our Life), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Harry Ray, Hackensack NJ, rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown), is born.Ref: 5
1946*Carmine Appice composer, drummer: groups: Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, KGB, King Kobra; co-wrote [w/Rod Stewart]: Da Ya Think I’m Sexy, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Doug (Douglas James) Rau baseball: pitcher: LA Dodgers [World Series: 1977, 1978], CA Angels, is born.Ref: 4
1948*Charlie Scott basketball: University of North Carolina; Boston Celtics, 3-time NBA all-star, is born.Ref: 4
1948*David Gwillim Plymouth England, (RADA), actor (Island at Top of the World), is born.Ref: 5
1949*Don Johnson (Donnie Wayne Johnson) actor: Nash Bridges, Miami Vice, Harrad Experiment, A Boy and His Dog, The Long, Hot Summer, Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, Revenge of the Stepford Wives, is born in Flatt Creek MO.Ref: 4
1949*Ton [Teunis] Sijbrands Dutch world checkers champion, is born.Ref: 5
1950*Ernst Hirsch Ballin Dutch minister of Justice (198?-94), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Joe Jordan Scottish soccer star, is born.Ref: 5
1951*Ken Knox rock vocalist (Chairmen of the Board), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Felicity LaFortune Oak Park IL, actress (Ryan's Hope), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Alex Cox director (Repo Man), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Justin Ross Brooklyn NY, actor (Sinatra, Chorus Line, Fan, Quick Change), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Paul Simonon musician: bass: group: The Clash: 1977, Capital Radio, Career Opportunities, I’m So Bored with the USA, Police and Thieves, Complete Control, [White Man] in Hammersmith Palais, English Civil War, Stay Free, Brand New Cadillac, Death or Glory, Jimmy Jazz, Rock the Casbah, Train in Vain [Stand by Me], is born.Ref: 4
1955*Melanie Chartoff West Haven CT, actress (Fridays, Parker Lewis), is born.Ref: 5
1959*Heidi Bohay Somerset NJ, actress (Megan-Hotel), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Don Franklin Chicago IL, actor (Seaquest 2032, Noah Dixon-The Young Riders), is born.Ref: 5
1960*Doug Phelps Leachville AR, singer (Kentucky Headhunters-Davy Crockett), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Daryl Turner football: Michigan State, Seattle Seahawks, is born.Ref: 4
1961*Annie Pujol Perpignan, French TV hostess (Roue de la Fortune), is born.Ref: 5
1961*Reginald Hudlin director: The Great White Hype, Cosmic Stop, Boomerang; writer: Bebe’s Kids; writer, director: House Party; brother of producer, director Warrington Hudlin, is born.Ref: 5
1963*Helen Slater New York NY, actress (Supergirl, Billie Jean, Ruthless People), is born.Ref: 5
1963*David Wingate NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Carlton Bailey NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Jerry Ball NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Kimberly Donley Aurora IL, playmate (March 1993), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Walter Reeves NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Chris Gioskos CFL tackle (Toronto Argonauts), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Christine Larsen New Westminster British Columbia, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-silver-96), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Frank Hartley NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Keith Askins NBA guard/forward (Miami Heat), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Mo Vaughn Norwalk CT, infielder (Boston Red Sox, MVP-1995), is born.Ref: 5
1968*Garrett Wang, actor (Star Trek Voyager), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Dan Williams NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Sean Briscombe Minneapolis MN, diver (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Wayne Simmons linebacker (Kansas City Chiefs), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Michael Shanks actor: Stargate SG-1, The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon, Escape from Mars, Suspicious River, Mr. Fortune’s Smile, The Artist's Circle, is born.Ref: 4
1970*Damon Thomas NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Lawrence Funderburke NBA forward (Sacramento Kings), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Mitchell Butler NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Cleveland Cavaliers), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Boudewijk Pahlplatz soccer player (FC Twente, PSV), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Chris Maumalanga NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Eric Bjornson NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Ken Alexander WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Rodney Harrison NFL safety (San Diego Chargers), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Stanislav Jasecko Spisska Nova Ves, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Stuart Townsend actor: About Adam, Shooting Fish, Venice Project, The Queen of the Damned, 24 HoursRef: 4
1973*Geoff Stewart Australian rower (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Mike Cherry quarterback (New York Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Mirko Ludemann Weiwasser Germany, NHL defenseman (Team Germany, Colorado), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Tammy Melinda Pearman Brooklyn NY, soccer forward/defender (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Jeffrey van der Stone soccer player (RKC), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Catherine Fox 400 meter freestyle relay (Olympics-gold-96), is born.Ref: 5
1977*Larissa Fontaine Chicago IL, gymnast (alternate-Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1978*Henrietta Nagyova Nove Zamky Slovakia, tennis star (ITF/Cali-COL), is born.Ref: 5
1985*Sheeba Reiter, Florida, illegitimate daughter of Jackie Mason, is born.Ref: 5
1025*Basilius II the Bulgarendoder, Byzantine emperor (976-1025), dies.Ref: 5
1230*Ottokar I king of Bohemia (1197-1230), dies.Ref: 5
1263 King Haakon IV of Norway dies.Ref: 10
1515 Alfonso de Albuquerque viceroy of Portuguese Indies, dies.Ref: 5
1576 Joachim Hopperus [Hoppers] Frisian lawyer/politician, dies at 53.Ref: 5
1598*Philip van Marnix Flemish ruler of St Aldegonde/poet, dies at 58.Ref: 5
1621*Charles d'albert Duke of Luynes/PM of France, dies at 43.Ref: 5
1626*Adriaen de Vries Dutch sculptor/painter, dies at about 70.Ref: 5
1675*Jan Vermeer, Dutch painter, dies at age 43.Ref: 70
1683*Izaak Walton, biographer/fisherman/writer (Compleat Angler), dies at age 90 in Winchester England.Ref: 68
1688 Gaspar Fagel lawyer/Netherlands grand pensionary (1672-88), dies at 54.Ref: 5
1699*Henrik A van Reede tot Drakenstein Dutch botanist, dies at about 63.Ref: 5
1712*Sidney first Earl of Godolphine English minister of Finance, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1715*George Hickes English linguist (Old German Philology), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1779*Manuel Jeronimo Romero de Avila composer, dies at 62.Ref: 5
1792*Joseph Martin Kraus composer, dies at 36.Ref: 5
1796*Mad Anthony Wayne, American Revolutionary general, dies at age 51.Ref: 70
1816*Joseph Franz Maximilian Lobkowitz composer, dies at 44.Ref: 5
1817*Maria Walewska [Leszczinska] lover of emperor Napoleon I, dies.Ref: 5
1822*Ferenc Verseghy composer, dies at 65.Ref: 5
1826*William Browser revolting slave, executed in New York NY.Ref: 5
1831*Paul R Cantzlaar Governor of Saba/Cura‡ao/Dutch-West Indies, dies at 60.Ref: 5
1839*Matthijs I van Bree Flemish court-painter, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1854*Hawaiian King Kamehameha III dies.Ref: 68
1857*Sir George Cayley pilot: first manned glider flight; scientist: ‘father of aerodynamics’: designed gliders, helicopters, airplanes; dies at age 84.Ref: 4
1861*Gualtiero Sanelli composer, dies at 45.Ref: 5
1880 Carlo Boncompagni di Mombello Italian minister of Justice, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1889*Ferdinand II king of Portugal, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1890*During the Ghost Dance craze, the Indian agent at the Standing Rock Agency, James McLaughlin, was concerned Sitting Bull might attempt to lead some of the younger warriors into another war with the whites. McLaughlin sent the Indian police to arrest Sitting Bull. In the ensuing fight, Sitting Bull, his teenage son, six loyal followers and six policemen were killed. Lt Bullhead is credited with killing Sitting Bull.Ref: 2
1892*Charles Balmer composer, dies at 75.Ref: 5
1896*John Acquoy Dutch theologist/church historian, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1901*Elias Alvares Lobo composer, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1909*Francisco Tarrega y Eixea composer, dies at 57.Ref: 5
1934*Maggie Lena Walker first woman bank founder and president: opened St. Luke Penny Savings Bank [Richmond VA: Nov 2, 1903]; women's rights/black pride advocate; dies at age 69.Ref: 4
1943*Famed composer, blues singer, piano and pipe organ player, Fats (Thomas Wright) Waller dies in Kansas City MO at the age of 39 from pneumonia.Ref: 4
1944*A single-engine plane carrying bandleader Major Glenn Miller disappeared over the English Channel while en route to Paris.Ref: 4
1946*Conrad Haebler historian (Hundert Kalenderinkunabeln), dies at 89.Ref: 5
1946*Gordon Frederic Norton composer, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1950*Robert Muller-Hartmann composer, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1951*Eric Drummond first Secretary-General League of Nations (1919-33), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1953*Kishio Hirao composer, dies at 46.Ref: 5
1958*Wolfgang Pauli, Austrian-born Nobel Prize-winning physicist (1945), dies at age 58.Ref: 70
1961*William "Dummy" Hoy professional baseball player, dies at 99.Ref: 5
1962*Charles Laughton English actor (Hunchback of Notre Dame), dies at 63.Ref: 5
1965*The third cyclone of year kills another 10,000 at the mouth of the Ganges River, Bangladesh.Ref: 5
1966*Walt (Walter Elias) Disney dies at age 65 in St.Joseph's Hospital in Burbank, CA.Ref: 4
1967*The Silver Bridge, on U.S. 35 between Point Pleasant, WV and Gallipolis, OH, collapsed during afternoon rush hour. 46 people died. Although many states (including CA and NY) had instituted bridge inspection programs, it was not until this tragedy that the issue of bridge safety was brought into national focus.Ref: 4
1968*Jess Willard Heavyweight boxing champion (1915-19), dies at 86.Ref: 5
1970*South Korean ferry Namyong-Ho sinks in Strait of Korea, 308 killed.Ref: 5
1972*Edward Earle actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight), dies at 90.Ref: 5
1972*Herbert Eimert German composer (Glockenspiel), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1973*Orest Alexandrovich Evlahkov composer, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1974*Harry Hershfield cartoonist (Can You Top This?), dies at 89.Ref: 5
1974*Erich Walter Sternberg composer, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1975*Mukhtar Ashrafi composer, dies at 63.Ref: 5
1978*Chill Wills Seagoville TX, actor (Fronteir Circus, Rounders), dies at age 75.Ref: 68
1979*Bern Hoffman actor (Major Dell Conway), dies at 66.Ref: 5
1984*Avon Long actor (Roots: Next Generation), dies at 74.Ref: 5
1984*Jan Peerce [Jacob Pincus Perlemuth] operatic tenor, dies at age 80 following a stroke.Ref: 5
1985*Carlos Romulo, Philippine diplomat, dies at age 86.Ref: 70
1986 150 killed during race riot in Karachi Pakistan.Ref: 5
1987*Septima Poinsette Clark,7 American educator and civil rights activist, dies at age 89.Ref: 70
1989*Arnold Moss actor (Gambit), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1990*Betty Warren actress (Passport to Pimlico) dies.Ref: 5
1990*Jean Paige actress (Captain Blood, Black Beauty), dies.Ref: 5
1991*Horatio Luro, US horse trainer (Northern Dancer), dies at 90.Ref: 5
1991*Ray Smith British actor (And Then You Die), dies at 55.Ref: 5
1991*At least 464 people were left dead or missing when an Egyption-registered ferry sinks in the Red Sea. (XDG, p 4A, 12/15/2003)Ref: 83
1992*Fré [Frederik] Meis Dutch MP (CPN), dies at 71.Ref: 5
1993*C-130 flies into a Philippines hill & explodes, 16 killed.Ref: 5
1993*Y-12 crashes at Phonesavanh, Laos: 18 killed.Ref: 5
1994*Hans de Jong musician/conductor (Amsterdams Vrouwenkoor), dies at 86.Ref: 5
1994*Harry Tobias songwriter, dies at 99.Ref: 5
1994*Henry Phelps Brown historian/economist, dies at 88.Ref: 5
1994*Mollie Doreen Phillips British figure skater (Eur-bronze-33), dies at 87.Ref: 5
1994 Liberia militia kills 48 inhabitants of Monrovia.Ref: 5
1995*James Geoffrey Cutcliffe Hepburn tap-dancer/socialist, dies at 88.Ref: 5
1995*Manuel Gutierrez Mellado PM of Defense of Spain (1977-81), dies at 83.Ref: 5
1996*Gerald Moverley priest, dies at 74.Ref: 5
1996*Guiseppe Dossetti politician/priest, dies at 83.Ref: 5
1996*Laurens jan van der Post explorer/conservationist, dies at 90.Ref: 5
1997*Lillian Disney widow of Walt Disney, dies at 98.Ref: 5
1997*Pananayiotis Taki Vatikiotis middle east scholar, dies at 69Ref: 5
1997*Stamps, AR. Two students wounded. Colt Todd, 14, was hiding in the woods when he shot the students as they stood in the parking lot.Ref: 88

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