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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #105 on: January 14, 2013, 07:16:19 AM »
This Day in History for 14th January


Historical Events


                                               
Classical music prodigy Mozart               Composer Giacomo Puccini           Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford

                                               
British war time Prime Minister          Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley                  Goddess of Pop Cher
Winston Churchill                                                                                                       (Cherilyn Sarkisian)

                                               
Pop Star Madonna                                   Comedian David Letterman                 Recording Artist Jennifer Lopez


1129 - Formal approval of the Order of the Templar at the Council of Troyes.
1301 - Andrew III of Hungary (1290-1301) dies at 50, ending the Arpad dynasty in Hungary.
1501 - Martin Luther, age 17, enters the University of Erfurt.
1514 - Pope Leo X issues a papal bull against slavery.
1526 - Charles V & Francis I sign Treaty of Madrid, forcing Francis to give up claims to Burgundy,
           Italy & Flanders
1539 - Spain annexes Cuba.
1601 - Church authorities burn hebrew books in Rome
1639 - 1st Connecticut constitution (Fundamental Orders) adopted in Hartford, published by Rodger
            Ludlow
1641 - United East Indian Company conquerors city of Malakka, 7,000 killed
1659 - Battle at Elvas: Portuguese beat Spanish
1690 - Clarinet invented, in Nurnberg, Germany
1699 - Massachusetts holds day of fasting for wrongly persecuting "witches"
1717 - German mob leader "Sjako" sentenced to death in Amsterdam
1724 - Spanish King Philip V abdicates throne
1739 - England & Spain signs 2nd Convention of Pardo
1746 - Bonnie Prince Charlie's army leaves Glasgow [OS=Jan 3]
1783 - Congress ratifies peace treaty between US & England
1784 - Revolutionary War ends; Congress ratifies Treaty of Paris
1785 - Mozart completes "Dissonantenkwartet" (opus 10)
1794 - Dr Jessee Bennet of Edom Va, performs 1st successful Cesarean section operation on his wife
1799 - Eli Whitney receives government contract for 10,000 muskets
1799 - King of Naples flees before advancing French armies
1813 - Gideon Hawley becomes 1st state school superintendent in US (NY)
1814 - King of Denmark cedes Norway to King of Sweden by treaty of Kiel
1822 - Greek War of Independence: Acrocorinth is captured by Theodoros Kolokotronis and
           Demetrius Ypsilanti.
1858 - French Emperor Napoleon III escapes attempt on his life by Felice Orsini, an Italian patriot who
          was later executed
1861 - Ft Pikens, FL falls into state hands
1863 - Battle between gunboats at Bayou Teche Louisiana
1864 - Battle of Cosby Creek, TN
1864 - General Sherman begins his march to the South
1868 - NC constitutional convention meets in Raleigh
1868 - SC constitutional convention, meets with a black majority
1873 - "Celluloid" registered as a trademark
1873 - P B S Pinchback elected to Senate
1874 - I D Shadd elected Speaker of lower house of Miss legislature
1878 - US Supreme court rules race separation on trains unconstitutional
1897 - 6,960-m (22,834') Cerro Aconcagua (Argentina) 1st climbed
1898 - Joe Darling hits the 1st six in Tests (out of the ground)
1900 - Giacomo Puccini's opera "Tosca," premieres in Rome
1905 - Hubbell, Shubert & Smith's musical "Fontana," premieres in NYC
1907 - An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica kills more than 1,000.
1908 - Roger Hartigan scores century on Test debut v Eng Adelaide (116)
1909 - Coöp. Far. Central Management forms
1912 - Raymond Poincaré becomes premier of France
1914 - Henry Ford introduces assembly line, for T-Fords
1916 - Dutch South Sea dike cracks
1918 - Finland & USSR adopts New Style (Gregorian) calendar
1919 - John McGraw, Charles A Stoneham, & Judge MCQuade buy NY Giants
1924 - Allies direct Fiume (Rijeka) in Italy
1925 - Alban Berg's atonale opera "Wozzeck," premieres in Berlin
1927 - Toronto Maple Leafs 1st hat trick (Hap Day) vs NY Rangers
1929 - Afghan King Amanullah forced to resign
1932 - 1st totalisator (to record racetrack bets) in US installed, Hialeah
1932 - Horse racing legend Eddie Arcaro won his 1st race
1935 - Oil pipeline Iraq-Mediterranean goes into use
1936 - L M (Mario) Giannini elected president of Bank of America
1938 - National Society for Legalization of Euthanasia forms (NY)
1939 - All commercial ferry service to East Bay ends
1939 - Norway claims Queen Maud Land in Antarctica
1940 - Commissioner Kenesaw Landis gives free agency to 91 Detroit Tigers
1940 - NFL Pro Bowl: Green Bay beats NFL All-Stars 16-7
1942 - Japanese troops land at oil center Balikpapan in Borneo
1943 - Alex Smart (Mont) is 1st NHLer to score hat trick in his 1st game
1943 - FDR & Winston Churchill confer in Casablanca concerning WW II
1943 - Heinrich Himmler views Warsaw
1944 - Soviet army begins offensive at Oranienbaum/Wolchow
1946 - 2 jetties collapse in Ganges-160 Hindu pilgrims are crushed
1949 - Black/Indian race rebellion in Durban, South Africa; 142 die
1950 - "As the Girls Go" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 420 perfs
1950 - US recalls all consular officials from China
1951 - NFL Pro Bowl: 1st since 1942, Americans beat Nationals 28-27
1952 - "Today Show" premieres with Dave Garroway & Jack Lescoulie on NBC-TV
1952 - Rationing of coffee in Netherlands ends
1952 - Snow storm in Sierra Nevada kills 26
1953 - Vaughan William's "Sinfonia Antartica," premieres in Manchester
1953 - WALA TV channel 10 in Mobile, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 - Yugoslavia elects it's 1st president (Marshal Tito)
1954 - Sandy Wilson's musical "Boyfriend," premieres in London
1954 - The Hudson Motor Car Company merges with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the
           American Motors Corporation.
1955 - Heitor Villa-Lobos' 8th Symphony, premieres in Phila
1956 - Jordan government refuses to join Pact of Baghdad
1956 - Little Richard releases "Tutti Frutti"
1960 - Tuindorp-Oostzaan in Northern Amsterdam, flooded
1960 - US Army promoted Elvis Presley to Sergeant
1961 - Chic Bear Willard Dewveall becomes 1st NFLer to join AFL
1962 - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-30
1963 - George C Wallace sworn in as governor of Alabama, his address states "segregation now;
           segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!"
1964 - 14th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 111-107 at Boston
1964 - Bapu Nadkarni 32-27-5-0 v England, 21 maiden overs in a row
1964 - Jacqueline Kennedy's 1st public appearance (TV) since assassination
1966 - David Bowie releases his 1st record (Can't Help Thinking About Me)
1967 - 20,000 attend Human Be-In, SF
1967 - Earthquake in Sicily kills 231
1967 - NY Times reports Army is conducting secret germ warfare experiments
1967 - Sonny & Cher release "Beat Goes On"
1968 - Superbowl II: Green Bay Packers beat Oakland Raiders, 33-14 in Miami Superbowl MVP: Bart
           Starr, Green Bay, QB
1969 - 25 members of US aircraft carrier Enterprise die during maneuvers
1969 - Soyuz 4 launched; rendezvous with Soyuz 5 two days later
1969 - An explosion aboard the USS Enterprise near Hawaii kills 27 people.
1971 - John Snow takes 7-40 for England to beat Australia by 299 runs
1972 - "Sanford & Son" starring Redd Foxx premieres on NBC TV
1972 - WMAH TV channel 19 in Biloxi, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 - WMAU TV channel 17 in Bude, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 - WMAW TV channel 14 in Meridian, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
1973 - Grateful Dead bass player, Phil Lesh, busted on drugs in Calif
1973 - Superbowl VII: Miami Dolphins beat Wash Red Skins, 14-7 in LA
1973 - Tap dancer Ray Castle measured at 1440 taps/min on BBC TV
1973 - Superbowl MVP: Jake Scott, Miami, S
1974 - World Football League founded
1975 - Anita Wold (Norway) sets women's ski jump distance record-98 m
1975 - USSR breaks trade agreement with US
1976 - "Bionic Woman" with Lindsay Wagner debuts on ABC (later NBC)
1976 - Ted Turner becomes CEO of Atlanta Braves
1978 - Sex Pistols' final concert (Winterland, SF)
1979 - Pres Carter proposes Martin Luther King's birthday be a holiday
1980 - Shakuntala Devi, mentally multiplies 2 13-digit #s in 28 sec
1981 - FCC frees stations to air as many commercials an hour as they wish
1984 - Madonna 1st sings "Holiday" on American Bandstand
1985 - 16 indicted by US for granting sanctuary to Central American refugees
1985 - M Navratilova is 3rd to win 100 tennis tournaments (Connors & Evert)
1985 - British pound (£) sinks to record low $US1.11
1986 - Constitution of Guatemala takes effect
1986 - Vinicio Cerezo becomes only 2nd freely elected president of Guatemala since CIA-sponsored coup in 1954
1987 - Catfish Hunter & Billy Williams are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1989 - "Romance/Romance" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 297 perfs
1989 - 1,000 muslims burn Salman Rushdies' "Satanic Verses" in Bradford England
1989 - 29 year old French woman gives birth to sextuplets in Paris
1989 - Former Belgian premier Paul Vanden Boeynants kidnapped
1990 - "Simpsons" premiered on Fox-TV
1990 - 11th ACE Cable Awards
1990 - Perez de Cuellar says he has lost all hope for peace in Gulf
1991 - "Barbara DeAngelis Show" premieres on CBS-TV
1991 - Jorge Serrano Elias sworn in as president of Guatemala
1991 - Tyne Daly arrested for drunk driving in Van Nuys Calif
1991 - Valentin Pavlov become new premier of USSR
1993 - "Anna Christie" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 54 performances
1993 - David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS
1993 - Polish ferry boat capsizes in storm, 50 die
1994 - Inna Lassovskaya triple-jumps ladies world record (14.61m)
1994 - Kathleen Kinmont files for divorce from Lorenzo Lamas
1994 - Russian manned space craft TM-17, lands
1995 - 10,000s South Africans attend state funeral of Joe Slovo
1995 - 16th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 23 awards
1996 - "Holiday" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 49 performances
1996 - "Swinging On a Star" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 97 perfs
1996 - Liselotte Neumann wins Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Champions
1998 - 100th episode of "Ellen," airs
1998 - Charles Barkley pleads not guilty to an assault charge
1998 - Researchers in Dallas, Texas present findings about an enzyme that slows aging and cell
           death (apoptosis).
2000 - A United Nations tribunal sentences five Bosnian Croats to up to 25 years for the 1993 killing of over 100 Muslims in a Bosnian village.
2001 - Jennifer Lopez scored her first UK No.1 single with 'Love Don't Cost A Thing.'
2004 - The national flag of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", was restored to official use after a   
            hiatus of some 500 years.
2005 - Landing of the Huygens probe on Saturn's moon Titan.
2011 - Stampede near Sabarimala in Kerala, India kills 104 devotees and injures 100 more
2011 - Ben Ali, former Tunisian president, fled the country to Saudi Arabia after popular protests
           (dubbed as Jasmine Revolution) requesting his departure.
2012 - Suicide bomber kills 53 and injures 130 in Basra, Iraq
2012 - Ma Ying-jeou wins re-election as President of the Republic of China with 51% of the vote
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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #106 on: January 14, 2013, 07:30:30 AM »
This Day in History for 14th January


Famous Weddings


1236 - English King Henry III marries Eleonora of Provence
1914 - Danish "Out of Africa" author Karen Blixen (28), pen name Isak Dinesen marries her 2nd
           cousin Baron Hans von Blixen-Finecke
1954 - NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio weds actress Marilyn Monroe (27) in her 2nd marraige at San
           Francisco City Hall
1954 - NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio weds actress Marilyn Monroe (27) in her 2nd marraige at San
           Francisco City Hall
2011 - "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" actor James Marsters (48) weds longtime girlfriend Patricia Rahman
           in Los Angeles

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #107 on: January 14, 2013, 07:31:37 AM »
This Day in History for 14th January


Famous Divorces


1994 - Kathleen Kinmont files for divorce from Lorenzo Lamas
2010 - "Easy Rider" director and actor Dennis Hopper (73) divorces his fifth wife Victoria Duffy due to
            irreconcilable differences and out-of-control spending

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #108 on: January 14, 2013, 07:38:10 AM »
This Day in History for 14th January


Famous Birthdays


                                               
US Defector General                                  Actress Faye Dunaway (1941)               Actor/Rapper L L Cool J (1968)
Benedict Arnold (1741)


83 BC - Marcus Antonius, Roman politician (d. 30 BC)
1131 - King Valdemar I of Denmark (d. 1182)
1451 - Franchinus Gaffurius, composer
1467 - Henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode, German gov/viceroy of Frisia
1477 - Hermann of Wied, German Catholic archbishop (d. 1552)
1507 - Catherine of Habsburg, Infanta of Spain and queen of Portugal (d. 1578)
1551 - Alberico Gentili, Italian jurist (d. 1608)
1566 - Angelo Notari, composer
1592 - Sjihab al-Din Sultan Choerram Sjah Djahan, leader of India
1615 - John Biddle, English minister (Unitarian)
1618 - Jan Six, Dutch mayor of Amsterdam
1655 - Angelo Predieri, composer
1664 - Simon van Slingelandt, Dutch grand pensionary (1727-36)
1684 - Jean-Baptiste Vanloo, French painter
1684 - Johann Matthias Hase, German scientist (d. 1742)
1702 - Nakamikado Emperor of Japan (d. 1737)
1705 - Jean-Baptiste C Bouvet de Lozier/Lozier-Bouvet, governor (Reunion Is)
1722 - Friedrich Gottlob Fleischer, composer
1730 - William Whipple, merchant/judge (Declaration of Independence signer)
1741 - Benedict Arnold, Norwich Connecticut, US general turned traitor (Revolutionary War)
1751 - Corona Elizabeth Wilhelmine Schroter, composer
1780 - Francois-Joseph Dizi, composer
1791 - Calvin Phillips, became shortest known adult male (67 cm; 2' 2")
1792 - Christian Julius De Meza, Danish general (d. 1865)
1793 - John C. Clark, American politician (d. 1852)
1798 - Isaac da Costa, Dutch writer/lawyer
1798 - Johan R Thorbecke, Premier of Netherlands (Lib-1849..72)
1800 - Ludwig Alois Ferdinand Köchel, Austrian musicologist (d. 1877)
1804 - John Park, composer
1806 - Matthew Fontaine Maury, Naval Commander (Confederacy)
1806 - Sir Charles Hotham, Governor of Victoria (d. 1855)
1812 - Carl Gradener, composer
1814 - Johannes Josephus Viotta, composer
1817 - Harmen S Sytstra, Dutch poet/editor (Iduna)
1818 - Zacharias Topelius, Finnish historical novelist (Surgeon's Stories)
1819 - Fabio Campana, composer
1819 - Frederick Steele, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1868
1822 - Nicholas Mori, composer
1824 - Vladimir Stasov, Russian art and music critic (d. 1906)
1831 - John Bullock Clark Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1903
1834 - William Cleaver Francis Robinson, composer
1836 - [Hugh] Judson Kilpatrick, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1881
1836 - Henri Fantin-Latour, French painter (d. 1904)
1839 - Emil Bohn, composer
1841 - Berthe M P Morisot, French painter/aquarellist
1844 - Clara Kathleen Rogers, composer
1845 - Henry C K Petty-Fitzmaurice 5th marquess of Landsdowne/gov-gen Canada
1850 - Jean de Reszke, [Jan Mieczyslaw], Polish tenor
1850 - Pierre Loti, French writer (d. 1923)
1851 - Theophile EA de Bock, Dutch painter/etcher/drawer
1856 - J. F. Archibald, Australian journalist and publisher (d. 1919)
1861 - Wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf)
1863 - Pieter Oosterlee, Dutch educator
1868 - Catharina A M de Savornin Lohman, Dutch author (Belief)
1870 - Sir George Pearce, Australian politician (d. 1952)
1871 - Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress (Hofslachter)
1874 - Thornton Waldo Burgess, author (Peter Rabbit)
1875 - Albert Schweitzer, doctor/humanitarian/organist (Nobel 1954)
1878 - Victor A D Segalen, [Max Anely], French writer
1882 - Hendrik W van Loon, Netherland, commentator/writer (Story of America)
1886 - Hugh Lofting, England, writer & illustrator (Dr Dolittle)
1889 - Vincenzo Davico, composer
1892 - Hal Roach, early film director/producer (1 Million BC)
1892 - Martin Niemöller, clergyman (German Protestant); imprisoned by Hitler
1895 - George Richard Samways, children's writer
1896 - John dos Passos, novelist (1919, Big Money, 42nd Parallel)
1897 - Hasso von Manteuffel, German general and politician (d. 1978)
1898 - Helen Flint, Chicago, actress (Sea Devils, Married Before Breakfast)
1899 - Fritz Bayerlein, German lt-general (WW I, Poland, Libya, St-Lo)
1899 - Carlos Romulo, Filipino diplomat and author (d. 1985)
1901 - Bebe Daniels, Scotland, actress (42nd Street, Lonesome Luke)
1901 - Carlos P Romulo, Philippine general/diplomat/jurist
1902 - Alfred Tarski, Warsaw, mathematician/logician
1902 - F C Terborgh, [Reijnier Flaes], Dutch writer (De Turkenoorlog)
1903 - Veronica Turleigh, County Donegal Ireland, actress (Promoter)
1904 - Cecil Beaton, England, royal family photographer
1904 - Emily Hahn, American writer (d. 1997)
1905 - Takeo Fukuda, 67th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1995)
1906 - Walter Knape, composer
1906 - William Bendix, NYC, actor (Lifeboat, Babe Ruth Story, Life of Riley)
1907 - Derek Richter, British neuro chemist (Aspects of learning & memory)
1907 - Sophie Redmond, Suriname's 1st female physician
1907 - Georges-Émile Lapalme, Quebec politician (d. 1985)
1908 - Carl Esmond, Vienna Austria, actor (Address Unknown, Hitler)
1908 - Ruggiero de Rudolpho Columbo, US singer/actor (Miracle of Women)
1909 - Joseph Walton Losey, Wisconsin, director (Damned, Accident)
1910 - Renier van der Velden, composer
1911 - George Amadee Tremblay, composer
1911 - Helmut Degen, composer
1911 - Anatoly Rybakov, Russian writer (d. 1998)
1913 - Tillie Olsen, American writer (Tell Me a Riddle)
1914 - Harold Russell, actor (Best Years of Our Life)
1915 - Andre Frossard, Catholic columnist
1915 - Mark Goodson, American game show producer (d. 1992)
1916 - John Oliver Killens, novelist
1919 - Andy Rooney, Albany NY, CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes)
1919 - Giulio Andreotti, 7 x premier (Italy)
1920 - Bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux)
1920 - Donald Beard, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in the 1950's)
1920 - George Herman, newsman (CBS-TV)
1921 - Charles Gaupp, German/Dutch painter
1921 - Mark Lawrence, Wash DC, pianist (Alice Pearce)
1921 - Murray Bookchin, American libertarian socialist (d. 2006)
1924 - Guy Williams, NYC, actor (Zorro, Lost in Space), (d. 1989)
1925 - Yukio Mishima, Japan, novelist (Temple of Golden Pavilion)
1925 - Louis Quilico, Canadian baritone (d. 2000)
1926 - Frank Aletter, Long Island NY, actor (Mac-It's About Time, Tom-Nancy)
1926 - Harold Wolpe, sociologist lawyer/Soth African activist
1926 - Tom Tryon, Hartford CT, actor (Cardinal, All That Glitters)
1926 - Warren Mitchell, English actor
1927 - Ivan Kalita, USSR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-silver-1968)
1927 - Zuzana Ruzickova, Czech harpsichordist
1928 - Gerald Arpino, Staten Island NY, choreographer
1928 - Garry Winogrand, American photographer (d. 1984)
1929 - Aleksander Petrovic, film director
1929 - Billy Walker, Ralls Tx, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
1930 - Edgar Sergeyi Hovhanesyan, composer
1930 - Ernest Just, Black biologist, served as VP of American Zoologists
1931 - Juraj Pospisil, composer
1931 - Frank Costigan, Australian lawyer
1932 - Caterina Valente, Paris France, singer (Entertainers)
1932 - Harriet Andersson, Stockholm Sweden, actress (Cries & Whispers)
1932 - Don Garlits, American race car driver
1933 - Stan Brakhage, American filmmaker (d. 2003)
1934 - Richard Briers, English actor
1935 - Lucille Wheeler, Canadian alpine skier
1936 - Clarence Carter, US singer (Thread the Needle)
1936 - John Paul Cain, Sweetwater TX, PGA golfer (1989 Greater Grand Rapids)
1936 - Ludmila Pinayeva, USSR, 500m kayak (Olympic-gold-1964, 1968, 1972)
1936 - Reiner Klimke, German FR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1984)
1937 - Billie Jo Spears, country singer
1937 - Ken Higgs, cricketer (effective Engld pace-bowler in 15 Tests 1965-68)
1937 - Erland Kops, Danish badminton player
1937 - Shoban Babu, Indian actor
1938 - Allen Toussaint, [Naomi Neville], pianist/songwriter (Ride Your Pony)
1938 - Jack Jones, LA California, singer (Love Boat Theme)
1940 - Julian Bond, Nashville Tenn, (D-Ga) civil rights leader
1941 - C L "Gibby" Gilbert Jr, Chattanooga TN, PGA golfer (1976 Danny Thomas)
1941 - Marjoe Gortner, Long Beach Ca, actor (Speak Up America, Falcon Crest)
1941 - [Dorothy] Faye Dunaway, Bascom Fl, actress (Chinatown, Bonnie & Clyde)
1941 - Milan Kučan, Slovenian statesman
1942 - Amichand Rajbansi, South African politician
1942 - Carol Bellamy, Planfield NJ, (City Council Pres-D-NYC, 1978-85)
1942 - Ian Brayshaw, Australian cricketer and footballer
1942 - Dave Campbell, American baseball player
1943 - Holland Taylor, Phila, actress (Bossom Buddies, Camilla-Naked Truth)
1943 - Jose Luis Rodriguez, Caracas Venezuala, singer (Dueno De Nada)
1943 - Ronald Hunter, Boston Mass, actor (Lazarus Syndrome)
1943 - Shannon Lucid, Shanghai China, astronaut (STS 51G, 34, 43, 58, 76/79)
1943 - Mariss Jansons, Latvian conductor
1944 - Graham Vivian Marsh, Kalgoorlie Australia, PGA golfer (1977 Heritage)
1944 - Marjoe Gortner, American evangelist
1944 - Nina Totenberg, American journalist
1945 - Einar Hakonarson, Icelandic painter
1945 - Maina Gielgud, British ballet dancer and administrator
1946 - Harold Shipman, British serial killer (d. 2004)
1947 - Bill Weberniuk, Canadian snookers player
1948 - Carl Weathers, New Orlean La, actor (Apollo Creed-Rocky)
1948 - T-Bone Burnett, musician/producer
1948 - Tim Harris, rocker (Foundations)
1949 - Christine Belford, Amityville NY, actress (Banacek, Empire, 90210)
1949 - Lawrence Kasdan, Miami FL, director/writer (Accidental Tourist)
1949 - Paul Chubb, Australian actor (d. 2002)
1949 - Mary Robison, American writer
1951 - Gil Pak Jong, Korea PR, judo (Olympic-1976)
1951 - William Risrook, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)
1952 - Sydney Biddle Barrow, madam/autohr (Mayflower Madam)
1952 - Maureen Dowd, American writer
1952 - Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu, Prime Minister of Romania
1954 - Jim Duggan, American wrestler
1956 - Étienne Daho, French singer and songwriter
1956 - Ben Heppner, Canadian singer
1957 - Suzanne Danielle, English actress
1957 - Anchee Min, Chinese writer
1958 - Colin Ferguson, murderer (6 people on the LIRR on Dec 7, 1993)
1959 - Carl Chas Smash Smyth, rock bassist (Madness-Our House)
1959 - Geoff Tate, vocalist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
1959 - Paul Terry, cricketer (in Germany Two Tests England v WI 1984)
1959 - Susan Smith, Beloit WISC, playmate (Sept, 1981)
1961 - Robert Edwin Hall, mountaineer/businessman
1962 - Patrica Morrison, rocker (Sisters of Mercy-Walk Away, Black Planet)
1962 - Michael McCaul, American politician
1964 - Sergei Nemchinov, Moscow Russia, NHL center (NY Islanders, Oly-Silver-98)
1964 - Steven Soderbergh, writer (Mimi, Schizoplis)
1964 - Mark Addy, British actor
1964 - Ernest Miller, American wrestler
1964 - Shepard Smith, American news anchor
1965 - Dave Lowry, Sudbury, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers)
1965 - Desiree Nosbusch, Luxembourg, actress (The Fan)
1965 - Jemma Redgrave, London England, actress (Buddha of Suburbia)
1965 - Shamil Basayev, Chechen rebel (d. 2006)
1965 - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, British chef
1966 - Daniel J Schneider, Memphis Tn, actor (Dennis-Head of the Class)
1966 - Matt Brock, NFL defensive end/tackle (NY Jets)
1967 - Emily Watson, actress (Breaking the Waves, Boxer)
1967 - Terry Wooden, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks, KC Chiefs)
1967 - Tom Rhodes, actor (Tom Rhodes-Mr Rhodes)
1967 - Kerri Green, American actress
1967 - Saskia Wickham, British actress
1967 - Zakk Wylde, American musician (Black Label Society)
1968 - Fred[ric] Honebein, SF California, rower (Olympics-5th-1996)
1968 - L L Cool J, [James Todd Smith], St Albans NY, rapper (Bigger & Deffer)
1968 - Ruel Fox, English footballer
1969 - Dave Grohl, drummer (Nirvana, Foo Fighters)
1969 - David Webb, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1969 - Jason Kent Bateman, Rye NY, actor (David-Valerie, Hogan Family)
1969 - Martin Bicknell, cricketer (England pace bowler 1993)
1969 - Rico Smith, NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns)
1970 - Eric Charron, Verdun, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
1970 - Steve Cooke, Kanai Hawaii, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
1970 - Tyrone Hughes, NFL cornerback (New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears)
1970 - Gene Snitsky, American professional wrestler
1971 - Antonios Nikopolidis, Greek footballer
1971 - Lasse Kjus, Norwegian skier
1972 - Kyle Brady, NFL tight end (NY Jets)
1972 - Michael Davis, NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns)
1972 - Predrag Gosta, Yugoslav-born conductor
1972 - Raimondas Rumšas, Lithuanian cyclist
1973 - Ed Howard, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
1973 - Lethon Flowers, NFL defensive back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1973 - Rod Myers, Conroe TX, outfielder (KC Royals)
1973 - Giancarlo Fisichella, Italian race car driver
1974 - Hugues Legault, Montreal Quebec, 50m swimmer (Olympics-96)
1974 - Kevin Jefferson, NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals)
1974 - Michael Dritlein, WLAF wide receiver (Rhein Fire)
1974 - Nancy Napolski, Hinsdale Idaho, air rifle (Olympics-1996)
1974 - Kevin Durand, Canadian actor
1975 - Marcel Koning, soccer player (FC The Hague/NEC)
1977 - Terry Ryan, St Johns, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)
1977 - Darren Purse, English footballer
1978 - Just Blaze, American hip hop producer
1978 - Shawn Crawford, American sprinter
1979 - John Reuben, American hip hop artist
1979 - Karen Elson, British supermodel
1979 - Angela Lindvall, American supermodel
1980 - Sosuke Sumitani, Japanese announcer
1980 - Clive Clarke, Irish footballer
1980 - Cory Gibbs, American soccer player
1980 - Ossama Haidar, a Lebanese soccer player
1980 - Byron Leftwich, American football player
1980 - Hiroshi Tamaki, Japanese actor and model
1981 - Abdelmalek Cherrad, Algerian football
1981 - Rosa López, Spanish singer
1981 - Pitbull, American rapper
1982 - Léo Lima, Brazilian footballer
1982 - Víctor Valdés, Spanish goalkeeper
1983 - Maxime Monfort, Belgian cyclist
1984 - Mike Pelfrey, American baseball player
1986 - Gary Brolsma, American internet celebrity
1986 - Cristina Aicardi, Peruvian badminton player
1988 - Jamie Altman, son of Lynda Carter & Robert Altman
1988 - Jordy, French singer
1988 - Mikalah Gordon, American singer
1988 - Jack P. Shepherd, English actor
1989 - Sextuplets, Paris France, (to a 29-year-old woman)
1994 - Samir Patel, American spelling bee winner

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #109 on: January 14, 2013, 07:43:47 AM »
This Day in History for 14th January


Famous Deaths


                                               
Author of Alice in Wonderland        MacDonalds Entreprenuer Ray Kroc (1984)      Actress Shelley Winters (2006)
Lewis Carroll (1898)


973 - Ekkehard I, monk of St Gallen (Vita Waltharii manu fortis), dies
1163 - Ladislaus I Arpad, king of Hungary (1162-63), dies
1236 - Sava [Rastko], son of Serbia's king/saint, dies at 64
1331 - Odoric, Italian explorer (b. 1286)
1623 - Paolo Sarpi, Italian church historian/politician, dies at 70
1640 - Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry, English lawyer and judge (b. 1578)
1648 - Casparus Barleaus, Flemish theologist/poet (Muiderkring), dies at 63
1676 - Pier Francesco Cavalli, Italian (opera)composer, dies at 73
1679 - Jacques de Billy, French mathematician (b. 1602)
1701 - Tokugawa Mitsukuni, Japanese warlord (b. 1628)
1742 - Edmond Halley, English scientist (b. 1656)
1766 - Frederik V, king of Denmark/Norway (1746-66), dies at 42
1786 - Meshech Weare, Governor of New Hampshire (b. 1713)
1786 - Michael Arne, English composer (b. 1740 or 1741)
1788 - François Joseph Paul, marquis de Grasetilly, comte de Grasse, French admiral (b. 1722)
1802 - Marie Allard, French ballerina, dies at 59
1817 - Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny, composer, dies at 87
1819 - Peter Pindar, English satirist (b. 1738)
1822 - Franz Innocenz Joseph Kobell, German landscape painter, dies at 72
1825 - George Dance the Younger, English architect (b. 1741)
1830 - Johann G Repsold, German instrument maker, dies at 59
1833 - Seraphim of Sarov, Russian Orthodox saint (b. 1759)
1847 - Gov Bent, 5 others in US occupation, killed by revolt in New Mexico
1850 - Anthony van Hoboken, Rotterdam merchant/ship owner, dies at 93
1867 - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, French painter (b. 1780)
1868 - Heinrich Schenker, Austrian musicologist (Ursatz), dies at 66
1887 - Friedrich von Amerling, Austrian painter, dies at 83
1887 - Peter "Peerke" Donders, missionary (Father of Melaatsen), dies at 77
1888 - Stephen Heller, composer, dies at 74
1889 - Ema Puksec, Croatian singer (b. 1834)
1890 - Francesco D'Arcais, composer, dies at 59
1892 - Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence, British prince (b. 1864)
1898 - Lewis Carroll, writer (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 65
1901 - Charles Hermite, French mathematician (e is transcendent), dies at 78
1901 - Mandell Creighton, English bishop/historian, dies at 57
1901 - Victor Balaguer, Catalaans historian/politician/author, dies at 76
1902 - Cato M Guldberg, Norwegian mathematician, dies at 65
1905 - Ernst Abbe, German physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company), dies at 64
1907 - Karl von Perfall, composer, dies at 82
1907 - Sir James Fergusson, British politician, and governor of South Australia, New Zealand and Bombay (b. 1832)
1908 - Holger Drachmann, writer, dies
1909 - Sinovi P Rozhestvensky, Russian admiral, dies at 60
1912 - Otto Liebmann, German philosopher (Kant & Epigones), dies at 71
1915 - Richard Meux Benson, founder of Anglican religious order (b. 1824)
1916 - Otto Ammon, German anthropologist/sociologist, dies at 73
1920 - John Francis Dodge, American automobile pioneer (b. 1864)
1923 - Zübeyde Hanım, Mother of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (b. 1857)
1924 - Arne Garborg, Norwegian playwright (Mannfolk), dies at 72
1925 - Willem Devout, self employed (V & Dreesmann), dies
1929 - Cornelis W Lely, Dutch Governor of Suriname (1902-05), dies at 74
1931 - William Ernst Johnson, British mathematician, dies
1937 - Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist (b. 1889)
1942 - Porfirio Barba-Jacob, Colombian writer (b. 1883)
1943 - Adolf Sandberger, composer, dies at 78
1944 - Mohammed Emin Yurdakul, Turkish poet, dies at about 74
1945 - Sandor Vandor, composer, dies at 43
1948 - Anna "Ans" van Dike, Dutch Jewish Nazi-collaborator, executed at 42
1949 - Joaquín Turina, Spanish pianist/conductor/composer (Rima), dies at 66
1952 - Artur Kapp, Estonian composer (b. 1878)
1956 - Siegfried F Nadel, Aust/Brit anthropologist (Nuba), dies at 52
1957 - Humphrey Bogart, actor (Casablanca, Caine Mutiny), dies at 57
1961 - Ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81
1961 - Henry Geehl, composer, dies at 79
1963 - Gustav Regler, writer, dies at 64
1965 - Jeanette MacDonald, soprano (When I'm Calling You), dies at 63
1966 - Sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies
1966 - Bill Carr, American athlete (b. 1909)
1967 - Renato Lunelli, composer, dies at 71
1968 - Dorothea Mackellar, Australian poet (My Country) (b. 1885)
1970 - John J "Johnny" Murphy, US baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), dies at 61
1970 - William Feller, Croatian mathematician (b. 1906)
1971 - Ethel Glenn Hier, composer, dies at 82
1972 - Frederik IX, [Christiaan FFMKW], king of Denmark (1947-72), dies at 72
1974 - Josef Smrkovsky, Czechoslovakia parliament chairman, dies at 62
1976 - Margaret Leighton, actress (Best Man, Go-Between), dies at 53
1977 - Abdul Razak bin Hussain, premier of Malaysia (1970-77), dies at 53
1977 - Anthony Eden, British premier (1955-57), dies at 79
1977 - Peter Finch, actor (Network, Nun's Story, Judith), dies at 60
1977 - Anaïs Nin, French author (b. 1903)
1978 - Blossom Rock, actress (Grandmamma-Addams Family), dies at 81
1978 - Robert Heger, composer, dies at 91
1978 - Harold Abrahams, British athlete (b. 1899)
1978 - Kurt Gödel, Austrian mathematician (b. 1906)
1979 - Thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950)
1980 - Robert Ardrey, American author (b. 1908)
1981 - John O'Grady, Australian writer (Nino Culotta) (b. 1907)
1984 - Mary Zeldenrust-Noordanus, Dutch sexuologist (NVSH), dies at 55
1984 - Paul Ben Haim, composer, dies at 86
1984 - Ray Kroc, founder of MacDonalds/owner San Diego Padres, dies at 81
1985 - Jetta Goudal, French actress (White Gold), dies at 86
1986 - Donna Reed, actress (Donna Reed Show, Dallas), dies of cancer at 64
1986 - Walter Leblanc, Belgian painter, dies at 53
1986 - Daniel Balavoine, French singer (b. 1952)
1987 - Douglas Sirk, director (Zu Neuen Ufern, Boefje), dies at 86
1988 - Georgy M Malenkov, PM of USSR (1953-55), dies at 86
1990 - David Arkin, actor (I Love You Alice B Toklas), dies
1990 - Mani Madhava Chakyar, Koodiyattam artist and Sanskrit scholar (b. 1899)
1991 - Sallah Kharaf, [Abu Iyad], co-founder (Al-Fatah), assassinated
1991 - Gordon Bryant, Australian politician (b. 1914)
1992 - Hari Rhodes, actor (Earth II, Detroit 9000), dies at 59
1993 - Elisabeth A de Vreugd, chambermaid for Dutch Queen, dies at 98
1993 - Manfred Lachs, Polish lawyer (Intl Court of Justice), dies
1994 - Esther Ralston, US actress (Tin Pan Alley, SF Docks), dies at 91
1994 - Federica Montseny, anarchist/Sp minister of Health (1936), dies at 80
1995 - Alexander Gibson, Brit conductor/founder (Scottish Opera), dies at 68
1995 - Alexander Gibson, conductor, dies at 69
1995 - Mark Finch, film festival organizer, dies at 33
1995 - Stafford WIlliam Somerfield, newspaper editor, dies at 84
1996 - Eric Briault, educationalist, dies at 84
1996 - Pamelo Mounk'a, musician, dies at 50
1997 - King Hu, film director, dies at 64
1997 - Dollard Ménard, French Canadian general (b. 1913)
1999 - Jerzy Grotowski, Polish theatre director (b. 1933)
2001 - Burkhard Heim, German physicist (b. 1925)
2003 - Koloman Sokol, Slovak painter (b. 1902)
2004 - Uta Hagen, American actress (b. 1919)
2004 - Ron O'Neal, American actor (b. 1937)
2004 - Valfar, Norwegian musician (Windir) (b. 1978)
2005 - Charlotte MacLeod, American writer (b. 1922)
2005 - Conroy Maddox, English painter (b. 1912)
2005 - Rudolph Moshammer, German fashion designer (b. 1940)
2005 - Jesús-Rafael Soto, Venezuelan kinetic artist (b. 1923)
2006 - Shelley Winters, American actress, dies at 85
2006 - Henri Colpi, French film editor and director (b. 1921)
2006 - Jim Gary, American sculptor (b. 1939)
2006 - Mark Philo, English footballer (b. 1984)
2007 - Darlene Conley, American actress (b. 1934)
2007 - Barbara Kelly, Canadian-born actress (b. 1924)
2008 - Judah Folkman, Surgeon that developed Angiogenesis (b. 1933)
2009 - Jan Kaplický, British architect of Czech origin (b. 1937)
2009 - Ricardo Montalbán, Mexican actor (b. 1920)
2010 - Petra Schürmann, German model and TV announcer, Miss World 1956 (b. 1935)
2011 - Trish Keenan, lead vocalist of English band Broadcast (b. 1968)

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #110 on: January 15, 2013, 06:39:36 AM »
This Day in History for 15th January


Historical Events


                                               
Classical music prodigy Mozart                Composer Tchaikovsky                              Baseball Great Babe Ruth

                                               
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova         Boxing Champ George Foreman               Basketball Player Dennis Rodman


588 BC - Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah's reign. The siege 
             lasts until July 23, 586 BC.
69 - Otho seizes power in Rome, proclaiming himself Emperor of Rome, but only rules for three
        months before committing suicide.
708 - Sisinnius begins his reign as Pope (dies 20 days later)
946 - Caliph al-Mustaqfi blinded/ousted
1346 - Emperor Louis IV of Bavaria gives his wife Margaretha, Holland/Zealand
1535 - Henry VIII declares himself head of English Church
1552 - France signs secret treaty with German Protestants
1562 - 3rd sitting of Council of Trente opens
1582 - Russia cedes Livonia & Estonia to Poland, loses access to Baltic
1586 - Battle at Boxum: Spanish troops under Tassis beat state army
1752 - Tobias Smollett publishes pamphlet accusing Fielding of plagiarism
1754 - Riot at burial of doelist Daniel Raap in Amsterdam
1759 - British Museum opens in Montague House, London
1762 - Fraunces Tavern opens in NYC
1777 - People of New Connecticut (Vermont) declare independence from England
1780 - Continental Congress establishes court of appeals
1785 - Mozarts string quartet opus 10 premieres
1797 - 1st top hat worn (John Etherington of London)
1822 - Greek War of Independence: Demetrius Ypsilanti is elected president of the legislative
            assembly.
1831 - 1st US-built locomotive to pull a passenger train makes 1st run
1831 - 1st US railroad honeymoon trip, Mr & Mrs Pierson, Charleston, SC
1833 - HMS Beagle anchors at Goeree Tierra del Fuego
1844 - U of Notre Dame receives its charter in Indiana
1847 - 1st Swedish magazine in US, Skandinavia, published in NYC
1851 - Gen Arista replaces Mexican Pres Herrera
1857 - 1st first-class game in Sydney, NSW v Vic at The Domain
1861 - Steam elevator patented by Elisha Otis
1863 - 1st US newspaper printed on wood-pulp paper, Boston Morning Journal
1865 - Ft Fisher, NC falls to Union troops
1866 - Bedrich Smetana's opera "Branibori v Cechach," premieres in Prague
1870 - Donkey 1st used as symbol of Democratic Party, in Harper's Weekly
1877 - US Assay Office in Helena, Montana opens
1882 - 1st US ski club forms (Berlin NH)
1886 - Weekly Herald, 1st Vancouver, BC newspaper, publishes 1st issue
1889 - The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is originally
           incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia.
1892 - Basketball rules published in Triangle Magazine, Mass
1895 - Albert Trott takes 8-43 on Test debut, then a record
1895 - French fleet reaches Majunga, Madagascar
1895 - Tchaikovsky's ballet "Swan Lake" premieres, St Petersburg (1/27 NS)
1896 - Henry Arthur Jones' "Michael & his Lost Angel," premieres in London
1900 - SCNEC soccer team forms
1905 - Coen de Koning becomes world champion all-round skater
1907 - 3-element vacuum tube patented by Dr Lee De Forest
1907 - Gold dental inlays 1st described by Wm Taggart, who invented them
1908 - C Hill & R J Hartigan make 8th wkt partnership 243 for Aust
1915 - Japan claims economic control of China
1915 - Sydney, Kern & Smith's musical "Love o' Mike," premieres in NYC
1919 - 2 million gallons of molasses flood Boston MA, drowning 21
1919 - Frank Wedekind's "Die letzten Tage der Menschheit," premieres
1919 - Pianist & statesman Ignace Paderewski becomes 1st premier of Poland
1919 - Semana Tragica (Tragic Week): Bloodbath in Buenos Aires
1919 - W Collison & O Harbach's "Up in Mabel's Room," premieres in NYC
1919 - Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the most prominent socialists in Germany, are
           tortured and murdered by the Freikorps.
1922 - Irish Free State forms; Michael Collins becomes 1st premier
1924 - 3rd Dutch government Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms
1925 - Hans Luther forms German government, with DNVP
1930 - George Headley scores century on debut v England (made 176)
1934 - 8.4 earthquake in India/Nepal, 10,700 die
1934 - Babe Ruth signs a 1934 contract for $35,000 ($17,000 cut)
1935 - 300 Dutch ice cream salesmen protest against Italian competition
1935 - Clifford Odets' "Waiting for Lefty," premieres in NYC
1936 - 1st all-glass windowless structure in US completed, Toledo, Ohio
1936 - Horace Stoneham elected president of NY Giants
1936 - Non-profit Ford Foundation incorporates
1939 - 1st NFL pro bowl, NY Giants beat All Stars 13-10 in Wrigley Field
1939 - Municipal Railway & Market St RR begin service to Transbay Terminal
1940 - German U-Boot torpedoes Dutch trade ship Arendskerk (Eagle's Church)
1942 - Cubs, drop plans to install lights at Wrigley due to WW II
1942 - FDR asks commissioner to continue baseball during WW II
1943 - 1st transport of Jews from Amsterdam to concentration camp Vught
1943 - World's largest office building, Pentagon, completed
1943 - 1,000 workers complete air conditioning system for Pentagon
1944 - European Advisory Commission decides to divide Germany
1944 - General Eisenhower arrives in England
1944 - Vught Concentration Camp puts 74 women in 1 cell, 10 die
1945 - "Make Mine Manhattan" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 429 perfs
1945 - Every Amsterdammer gets 3 kg sugar beets
1945 - Red Army frees Crakow-Plaszow concentration camp
1947 - The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short ("The Black Dahlia") is found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California.
1949 - Mao's Red army conquers Ten-tsin
1950 - 4,000 attend National Emergency Civil Rights Conference in Wash DC
1951 - "Cloud of Death" rolls down Mount Lamington, New Guinea kills 3-5,000
1951 - Supreme Court rule "clear & present danger" of incitement to riot is not protected speech & can be a cause for arrest
1953 - 16 car Federal Express train loses brakes & crashes in Wash DC station
1953 - GDR Min of Foreign affairs Georg Dertingen arrested for "espionage"
1955 - 1st official act of Princess Beatrice, launches tanker Vasum
1955 - D Shostakovitch' "From Jewish Folk Poetry," premieres in Leningrad
1955 - USSR ends state of war with German Federal Republic
1956 - Bauer Marlene wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open
1956 - D Shostakovitch appointed honorary member of Academia Santa Cecilia
1956 - KWAB TV channel 4 in Big Spring, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 - NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 31-30
1957 - Brooklyn Dodgers sign a new 3 year lease for Ebbets Field
1958 - NY Yankees sign million dollar plus deal to show 140 games on WPIX TV
1961 - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 35-31
1961 - Suggs wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational Open
1961 - Supremes signed with Motown Records
1962 - 50th Australian Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats R Emerson (86 06 64 64)
1962 - Dutch & Indonesian navy encounter in Etna Bay New Guinea
1964 - Baseball agrees to hold a free-agent draft in NYC
1964 - Teamsters negotiate 1st national labor contract
1965 - Rock group Who releases 1st album "I Can't Explain"
1965 - Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor Mich forms
1966 - AFL Pro Bowl: All-Stars beats Buffalo 30-19
1966 - NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 36-7
1967 - Superbowl I: Green Bay Packers beat KC Chiefs, 35-10 in LA Superbowl MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, QB
1967 - The first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles, California.
1968 - KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
1969 - Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
1969 - Soyuz 5 launched by Soviet Union
1970 - Milwaukee Brewers make their 1st trade (with Oakland A's)
1970 - Republic Biafra disbands/joins Nigeria
1971 - "Ari" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 19 performances
1971 - Aswan Dam official opens in Egypt
1971 - George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord"
1972 - Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Terry Daniels
1973 - 4 Watergate burglars plead guilty in federal court
1973 - Gene Shalit joins Today Show panel
1973 - Pope Paul VI has an audience with Golda Meir at Vatican
1973 - Pres Nixon suspends all US offensive action in N Vietnam
1974 - "Happy Days" begins an 11 year run on ABC
1974 - 24th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 134-123 at Seattle
1974 - Expert panel reports 18½ minute gap in Watergate tape, 5 separate erasures
1975 - Portugal signs accord for Angola's independence
1975 - Space Mountain opens (Disneyland)
1976 - Sara Jane Moore sentenced to life for attempting to shoot Pres Ford
1976 - US-German Helios B solar probe launched into solar orbit
1976 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1977 - Coneheads debut on "Saturday Night Live"
1977 - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament
1978 - Theodore Bundy kills Fla State U coeds Lisa Levy & Margaret Bowman
1978 - Superbowl XII: Dallas Cowboys beat Denver Broncos, 27-10 in N Orleans Superbowl MVP:
           Harvey Martin, Dallas, DE & Randy White, Dallas, DT
1980 - Pam Gems' "Piaf!," premieres in London
1981 - "Hill Street Blues" premieres on NBC-TV
1981 - Bob Gibson elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
1982 - "Forbidden Broadway" by/with Gerard Alessandrini premieres in NYC
1983 - Dutch political party DS'70 disbands
1983 - Hartford Whalers smallest crowd 4,812 (beat Devils) during blizzard
1983 - Javed Miandad & Mudassar Nazar make 451 stand v India
1983 - Thom Syles keeps a life saver intact in his mouth for over 7 hours
1984 - Hana Mandlikova ends Martina Navratilova's 54-match winning streak
1984 - Schonbrun skates world record 5 km (7:39.44)
1985 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Ashbery & Fred Chapell
1985 - Civil rights activist Tancredo Neves elected president
1985 - Mike Gatting & Graeme Fowler both scores 200's v India
1985 - Tancredo Neves becomes 1st elected president of Brazil in 21 years
1986 - Living Seas opens (Disneyland)
1988 - Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder makes racist remarks about black athletes
1988 - Kiran More stumps five WI batsman at Madras, world Test record
1988 - Narendra Hirwani takes 16-136 (8-61 & 8-75) v WI on Test debut
1989 - "Ain't Misbehavin'" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 176 perfs
1989 - 10th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 35 awards
1989 - Betsy King wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic
1989 - Big John Studd wins WWF's 1st Royal Rumble
1989 - Cerberal Palsy telethon raises 22,600,000
1990 - 42 year old George Foreman KOs George Cooney in 2 rounds
1990 - 6th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Knots Landing wins
1990 - AT&T experiences long distance problems due to a computer glitch
1990 - Blue Jay Cecil Fielder signs with Detroit as a free agent
1990 - NY Knicks Trent Tucker scores with 1/10 sec, beats Bulls, 109-106
1991 - Australia beat NZ 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
1991 - UN's deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait (they don't)
1992 - Bulgaria recognizes Macedonia
1992 - Cleaning woman finds intimate photos of Sarah Ferguson with US man
1992 - Supreme Court rules 5-3 that Joseph Doherty isn't entitled to asylum
1993 - 7.5 earthquake strikes northern Japan, 2 die
1993 - Soap opera "Santa Barbara" final show on NBC TV
1993 - Top mafia leader Salvatore "Toto" Riina arrested in Palermo
1994 - 15th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 34 awards, Showtime wins 10
1994 - Hague motorist with .51% alcohol in blood, breaks Dutch record (.47%)
1994 - Queen Elizabeth falls off her horse & breaks her left wrist
1995 - Dawn Coe-Jones wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Champion
1995 - San Diego Chargers beat Pitt Steelers 17-13 for AFC championship
1995 - SF 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys for NFC championship
1995 - Southern Alabama begins using new area code 334
1995 - Western Washington begins using new area code 360
1997 - Chicago Bull Dennis Rodman kicks cameraman, Eugene Amosin the groin
1997 - Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with Mir Space Station
1998 - NASA announces John Glenn, 76, may fly in space again
1999 - The Racak incident: 45 Albanians in the Kosovo village of Racak are killed by Yugoslav security
           forces.
2001 - Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.
2005 - ESA's SMART-1 lunar orbiter discovers elements such as calcium, aluminum, silicon, iron, and other surface elements on the moon.
2005 - An intense solar flare blasts X-rays across the solar system.
2007 - Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, former Iraqi intelligence chief and half-brother of Saddam Hussein,
           and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, former chief judge of the Revolutionary Court, are executed by 
           hanging in Iraq.
2009 - US Airways Flight 1549 makes an emergency landing into the Hudson River shortly after
           takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in New York City. All passengers and crew members survive.
2011 - Wikipedia the free internet encyclopedia turns 10 years old
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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #111 on: January 15, 2013, 06:46:48 AM »
This Day in History for 15th January


Famous Weddings


2011 - PGA golfer Hunter Mahan (28) weds former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Kandi Harris in Dallas,
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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #112 on: January 15, 2013, 06:53:43 AM »
This Day in History for 15th January


Famous Birthdays


                                               
Father of the H-bomb                          Clergyman and civil rights activist               Actress Charo (1951)
Edward Teller (1908)                               Martin Luther King Jr, (1929)


1432 - Afonso V "the African", king of Portugal (1438-1481)
1481 - Ashikaga Yoshizumi, Japanese shogun (b. 1511)
1507 - Johann Oporinus [Herbster], Swiss book publisher (Koran)
1538 - Maeda Toshiie, Japanese general (d. 1599)
1622 - Molière, French playwright (d. 1673)
1671 - Abraham de la Pryme, English antiquarian (d. 1704)
1674 - Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French writer (d. 1762)
1716 - Philip Livingston, American businessman and politician (signed Declaration of Independence)
1730 - John Malchair, composer
1733 - Joseph Lederer, composer
1742 - Eugene Godecharle, composer
1747 - John Aikin, English doctor and writer (d. 1822)
1754 - Richard Martin, Irish animal rights activist (d. 1834)
1779 - Jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer
1791 - Franz Gillparzer, Austrian tragic dramatist (Golden Fleece)
1795 - Willem de Clerq, Dutch merchant/man of letters
1795 - Alexandr Griboyedov, Russian playwright (d. 1829)
1798 - Thomas Crofton Croker, Irish story teller (Fairy legends)
1803 - Marjory Fleming, Scottish writer and poet (d. 1811)
1809 - Cornelia Connelly, Phila, founder (Society of the Holy Child Jesus)
1809 - Pierre Joseph Proudhon, France, politician (libertarian socialist)
1812 - Peter C Asbjornsen, Norwegian fairy tale writer
1813 - James Marion Sims, SC, surgeon/gynecologist (vesicovaginal operation)
1815 - Henry Morris Naglee, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1816 - Marie LaFarge, French murderer (d. 1852)
1817 - Lewis Golding Arnold, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1871
1821 - Lafayette McLaws, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1897
1824 - Marie Duplessis, French courtesan (d. 1847)
1826 - Mikhail Saltykov, Spas-Ugol Russia, satirist (Family of Noblemen)
1841 - Lord Frederick Stanley, presenter of hockey's Stanley Cup
1842 - Blessed Mary McKillop, Australian candidate for sainthood (d. 1909)
1842 - Josef Breuer, Austrian psychologist (d. 1925)
1845 - Ella Flagg Young, 1st woman pres (National Educational Association)
1845 - Heinrich Vogl, composer
1850 - Mihail Eminesco, [Eminovici], Romanian poet (Samanul Dionis)
1850 - Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian mathematician. (d. 1891)
1855 - Jacques Damala, Greek military officer and actor (d. 1889)
1858 - Giovanni Segantini, Italy, painter
1859 - Archibald Peake, Premier of South Australia (d. 1920)
1863 - Adolph Goldschmidt, German historian
1863 - Wilhelm Marx, premier (Prussia)
1866 - Nathan Söderblom, Swedish archbishop, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1931)
1868 - Noach Zjordanija, Georgian veterinarian/premier (1918-21)
1869 - Stanisław Wyspiański, Polish dramatist (d. 1907)
1870 - Johan Peter Koch, Danish officer/explorer (Greenland)
1870 - Pierre S. du Pont, American businessman (d. 1954)
1871 - Bertram Shapleigh, composer
1872 - Arsen Kotsoyev, Russian writer (d. 1944)
1873 - Max Adler, Austria sociologist/socialist theorist
1875 - Tom Burke, American runner (d. 1929)
1877 - Lewis M Terman, Ind, psychologist (developed Stanford-Binet IQ test)
1878 - Johanna Muller-Hermann, composer
1879 - Ernest Thesiger, London England, actor (Bride of Frankenstein, Ghoul)
1879 - Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author (d. 1961)
1882 - Florian Znaniecki, Polish/US sociologist (Polish Peasant in Europe)
1882 - Princess Margaret of Sweden (d. 1920)
1885 - Lorenz Böhler, Austrian physician (d. 1973)
1885 - Huang Yuanyong, Chinese writer (d. 1915)
1885 - Grover Lowdermilk, American baseball player (d. 1968)
1888 - Joseph Henabery, Omaha NE, director (Cobra)
1890 - Tommy Fleming, American soccer player (d. 1965)
1891 - Osip E Mandelstam, Warsaw Poland, Russian poet (Noise of Time)
1891 - Ray Chapman, American baseball player (d. 1920)
1892 - Frank Hutchens, composer
1892 - Rex Ingram, [Reginald IM Hitchcock], Irish director (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse) (d. 1950)
1893 - Ivor Novello (David Ivor Davies, Cardiff Wales, composer/writer/actor (Truth Game)
1893 - Dragisa Cvetkovic, Serbian premiere of Yugoslavia (1939-4.)
1894 - Edmond Rubbens, Belgian attorney/minister of colonization
1895 - Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Finnish chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)
1896 - Jacobo Ficher, composer
1897 - Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (d. 1931)
1899 - Goodman Ace, radio/TV actor/columnist/humorist (Better of Goodman)
1900 - Caesar Domela, Dutch painter (Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis son)
1902 - Abd al-Aziz ibn Abd al-Rahman al-Faisal al-Saud, king (Saudi Arabia)
1903 - Paul A. Dever, 58th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)
1905 - Torin Thatcher, English actor (d. 1981)
1906 - Aristotle Onassis, Greece, rich shipping magnate
1906 - Rezso Kokai, composer
1908 - Edward Teller, Budapest Hungary, fathered H-bomb (Manhattan Project), (d. 2003)
1908 - Roberta Bitgood, composer
1909 - Elie Siegmeister, NYC, composer (Plough & the Stars)
1909 - Enrique Sasal y Chapi, composer
1909 - Gene Krupa, Benny Goodman's drummer (Sing Sing Sing)
1909 - Jean Bugatti, German-born automobile designer (d. 1939)
1911 - Cy Feuer, NYC, Bdwy producer (Feuer & Martin-Chorus Line)
1911 - Wim Kan, Dutch cabaretier
1912 - Michel Debré, French politician (d. 1996)
1913 - Lloyd Bridges, San Leandro California, actor (Sea Hunt, Roots, Airplane)
1913 - Miriam Hyde, Australian composer (d. 2005)
1913 - Alexander Marinesko, captain of the S-13 submarine, which sank the German ship Wilhelm Gustloff (d. 1963)
1914 - Lord Dacre of Glanton, British historian
1916 - Mikki Doyle, journalist
1918 - Andreas M Donner, Dutch jurist (constitutional law)
1918 - Gamal Abdel Nasser, President of Egypt (1954-1971)
1918 - João Figueiredo, President of Brazil (d. 1999)
1920 - John J "Cardinal" O'Connor, Phila, Roman Catholic Archbishop of NY
1920 - John Junor, British editor in chief (Sunday Express)
1920 - Steve Gromek, American baseball player (d. 2002)
1921 - Frank Thornton, English actor
1922 - Sir Eric Willis, Australian politician (d. 1999)
1923 - Lee Teng-hui, president of ROC (Taiwan), head of KMT (1988- )
1923 - Ivor Cutler, Scottish poet (d. 2006)
1925 - Keith Bentley, international racing cyclist
1925 - Ruth Slenczynska, Sacramento, California, pianist
1926 - Maria Schell, Vienna Austria, actress (Space 1999)
1926 - Florence Buchsbaum, French theater director (d. 1996)
1927 - Francis Routh, composer
1927 - Norm Crosby, Boston MA, comedian (Young at Heart Comedians)
1929 - "Queen Ida" Guillory, Ziadaco music
1929 - Eva Badura-Skoda, composer
1929 - Martin Luther King Jr, Atlanta, American clergyman and leader of the Civil Rights Movement (Nobel 1964)
1930 - Eddie Graham, American professional wrestler (d. 1985)
1931 - Derek Meddings, special effects technician
1931 - Murad Kazhlayev, composer
1931 - Thomas Hoving, NYC, news correspondent (20/20)
1932 - Dean Smith, US actor/relay runner (Olympic-gold-1952)
1932 - Enrique Raxach, composer
1932 - Louis Woodard Jones, New Rochelle NY, 4X400m relayer (Oly-gold-56)
1933 - Ernest J. Gaines, American author
1935 - Malcolm Frager, St Louis, Missouri, pianist
1935 - Robert Silverberg, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Regan's Planet)
1937 - Margaret O'Brien, San Diego, actress (Jane Eyre, Meet Me in St Louis)
1938 - Chuni Goswami, Indian footballer and cricketer
1939 - Charles Christopher Steel, composer
1941 - Captain Beefheart, [Don Van Vliet], rocker (Bongo Fury, Shiny Beast)
1942 - Edward "Sonny" Bivins, US singer (Manhattans-Kiss & Say Goodbye)
1943 - Mike Marshall, MLB pitcher (1974 Cy Young Award)
1945 - Vince Foster, American lawyer (d. 1993)
1945 - William R. Higgins, USMC colonel (d. 1990)
1945 - Princess Michael of Kent, British royal
1947 - Andrea Martin, Portland ME, comediene (SCTV, Club Paradise)
1947 - Pete Waterman, rocker (Stock Aitken & Waterman-Road Block)
1948 - Dini Petty, Canadian talk show host (CITY-TV)
1948 - Ronnie Van Zant, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
1948 - Tommy Nolan, Montreal Canada, actor (Jody-Buckskin)
1949 - Howard Allen Twitty, Phoenix AZ, PGA golfer (1979 BC Open)
1949 - Luis Alvarado, Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 1987)
1949 - Panos Mihalopoulos, Greek actor
1950 - David Lynn Jones, Bexar Ark, country singer (Bonnie Jean)
1950 - Marius Trésor, French footballer
1951 - Charo [Maria Baeza], Spanish-American actress, comedienne and flamenco guitarist (Chico and the Man, Love Boat)
1951 - Martha Davis, California, vocalist/guitar (Motels-Only the Lonely, Shame)
1952 - Melvyn Gale, rocker (ELO)
1953 - Boris Blank, rocker (Yello)
1953 - Randy White, NFL tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
1953 - Kent Hovind, American evangelist
1953 - Ta-Tanisha, American actress
1954 - Nikos Sarganis, Greek footballer
1954 - Jose Dalisay, Jr., Filipino writer
1955 - Enrico Mentana, Milan Italy, Italian newscaster (RAI)
1956 - Paul Parker, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1981)
1956 - Vera Sosulya, USSR, toboggan (Olympic-gold-1980)
1956 - Mayawati, Indian politician
1957 - Mario Van Peebles, Mexico, actor (Posse, South Bronx Heroes)
1957 - Patrick Dixon, English entrepreneur
1958 - Julian Sands, actor (One Night Stand)
1958 - Boris Tadić, President of Serbia
1959 - Pete Trewavas, Middlesbrough, bassist, (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)
1959 - Pavle Kozjek, Slovenian climber (d. 2008)
1960 - Tim Curtis, cricketer (England righty batsman in 5 Tests 1988-89)
1960 - Kelly Asbury, American director and actor
1960 - Aaron Jay Kernis, American composer
1961 - Iris DeMent, Paragould Ar, country singer (Our Town)
1961 - Yves P. Pelletier, Canadian comedian and film director
1962 - Creflo Dollar, American televangelist
1962 - Conrad Lant, English musician
1963 - Erling Kagge, Norway, explorer (South Pole)
1963 - Lijuan Geng, Hebei China, Canadian tennis player (Olympics-96)
1963 - Richard Nasheim, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
1963 - Yaro Dachniwsky, Chic Ill, team handball goalie (Olympics-1996)
1964 - Cees van der de Linden, soccer player
1964 - Paula Schnurr, Kirkland Lake Ontario, 1.5k (Olympics-8-92, 96)
1964 - Osmo Tapio Räihälä, Finnish composer
1965 - Derek B, rocker (Bullet from a Gun)
1965 - Michael Clemons, CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts)
1965 - Maurizio Fondriest, Italian cyclist
1965 - Bernard Hopkins, American boxer
1965 - James Nesbitt, Northern Irish actor
1967 - Lisa Lisa, [Velez], rock vocalist (& Cult Jam)
1967 - Richard Blakey, cricketer (England wicket-keeper in India 1993)
1967 - Ted N Tryba, Wilkes-Barre PA, PGA golfer (1995 Anheuser-Busch Golf)
1968 - Bob Dahl, NFL guard (Washington Redskins)
1968 - Chad Lowe, Dayton Ohio, actor (Spencer, Apprentice to Murder)
1968 - Felton Spencer, NBA center (SF Warriors)
1968 - Laurie Fellner, Appleton Wisc, team handball goalie (Olympics-92, 96)
1968 - Steve McConaghy, Australian soling yachter (Olympics-96)
1968 - Iñaki Urdangarín, Spanish royalty
1969 - Adam Burt, Detroit, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)
1969 - Delino DeShields, Seaford DE, infielder (Montreal Expos, LA Dodgers)
1969 - Demetra Hampton, actress (Valentina)
1969 - Leonard Wheeler, NFL safety/cornerback (Cin Bengals, Minnesota Vikings)
1969 - Marsha Miller, Rochester NY, WPVA volleyballer (National-17th-1995)
1969 - Rob van Dijk, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
1969 - Rod de Highden, Australian 5k/10k/marathoner (Olympics-96)
1969 - Siupeli Malamala, NFL guard/tackle (NY Jets)
1970 - Dan Landry, San Diego Ca, volleyball opposite hitter (Olympics-96)
1970 - Elroy Kromheer, soccer player (FC Volendam)
1970 - Michele Granger, Anaheim California, softball pitcher (Olympics-gold-96)
1971 - LeShon Johnson, running back (Arizona Cardinals)
1971 - Regina King, LA California, actress (Brenda Jenkins-227)
1971 - Max Beesley, English musician and actor
1972 - Ernie Reyes Jr, San Jose California, actor (Ernie-Sidekicks)
1972 - Kimberly Anne Massaro, St Louis Mo, Miss America (Missouri-5th-1997)
1972 - Claudia Winkleman, English television presenter
1973 - Daniel Nijhof, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
1973 - Randy Srochenski, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1973 - Essam El-Hadary, Egyptian footballer
1974 - Aubrey Jo Hiller, Missoula Montana, Miss America-Montana (1997)
1974 - Mike Minter, safety (Carolina Panthers)
1974 - Ray King, American baseball player
1975 - Greg Loveridge, cricketer (NZ leg-spinner, did not bowl v Zim 1996)
1975 - Mary Pierce, Montreal Canada, tennis star (1995 Australian Open)
1975 - Edith Bowman, Scottish television and radio presenter
1976 - Corey Chavous, American football player
1976 - Dorian Missick, American actor
1978 - Franco Pellizotti, Italian cyclist
1978 - Eddie Cahill, American actor
1979 - Drew Brees, American football player
1979 - Young Dro, American rapper
1979 - Ken Chu, Taiwanese singer-actor and taichi champ
1979 - Martin Petrov, Bulgarian footballer
1980 - Matt Holliday, American baseball player
1981 - El Hadji Diouf, Senegalese footballer
1981 - Sean Lamont, Scottish rugby union footballer
1981 - Howie Day, American singer
1982 - Armando Galarraga, Venezuelan baseball player
1982 - Prince Philip and Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia
1983 - Jermaine Pennant, English footballer
1983 - Hugo Viana, Portuguese footballer
1984 - Megan Jendrick, American swimmer
1984 - Victor Rasuk, American actor
1985 - Kenneth Emil Petersen, Danish footballer
1986 - Fred Davis, American football player
1987 - Greg Inglis, Australian rugby league player
1987 - Aria C Jalali, American musician
1987 - David Knight, English footballer
1987 - Michael Seater, Canadian actor
1990 - Fernando Forestieri, Italian footballer
1990 - Chris Warren Jr., American actor

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #113 on: January 15, 2013, 06:55:27 AM »
This Day in History for 15th January


Famous Deaths


69 - Servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), lynched at 70
570 - Saint Ita, Irish nun (b. 475)
936 - King Rudolph of France
1208 - Peter of Castelnau, French nobleman, murdered
1345 - Martin Zaccaria, Italo-Greek ruler
1595 - Murat III, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1546)
1672 - John Cosin, English clergyman (b. 1594)
1683 - Philip Warwick, English writer and politician (b. 1609)
1684 - Caspar Netscher, Dutch portrait painter, dies at about 48
1705 - Walraad, the Young, earl of Nassau-Ottweiler/gov of Nijmegen, dies
1744 - Charles-Hubert Gervais, composer, dies at 72
1755 - Azzolino Bernardino Della Ciaia, composer, dies at 83
1765 - Carlmann Kolb, composer, dies at 61
1775 - Giovanni Battista Sammartini, composer, dies
1781 - Marianne Victoria of Borbón, queen regent of Portugal (b. 1718)
1788 - Gaetano Latilla, composer, dies at 77
1790 - John Landen, English mathematician (b. 1719)
1804 - Dru Drury, English entomologist (b. 1725)
1812 - Johannes Herbst, composer, dies at 76
1815 - Emma, Lady Hamilton, English mistress of Lord Nelson (b. 1761
1816 - Henry Harington, composer, dies at 88
1844 - Joseph Mazzinghi, composer, dies at 78
1864 - Isaac Nathan, UK-Australian composer (b. 1792)
1866 - M T d'Azeglio, writer, dies
1876 - Eliza Johnson, U.S. First Lady (b. 1810)
1893 - Fanny Kemble, British actress and author (b. 1809)
1896 - Matthew B Brady, US photographer (Civil War), dies at about 72
1904 - Eduard Lassen, composer, dies at 73
1909 - Ernest Reyer, composer, dies at 85
1909 - Ernest von Wildenbruch, German playwright (Das Edle Blut), dies at 63
1909 - Arnold Janssen missionary (b. 1837)
1911 - Wilhelm Berger, composer, dies at 49
1915 - Guillaume Couture, composer, dies at 63
1916 - Modest Tchaikovsky, Russian writer (b. 1850)
1919 - Karl Liebknecht, Marxist revolutionary, murdered at 47
1919 - Rosa Luxemburg, Marxist revolutionary, murdered
1922 - John Kirk Barry, Dr/explorer David Livingstone's companion, dies at 89
1924 - Geza Zichy, composer, dies at 74
1926 - Enrico Toselli, composer, dies at 42
1932 - Georg Kerschensteiner, German educationalist, dies at 77
1934 - Hermann Bahr, Austrian writer (Concert), dies at 70
1934 - Patrick O'Malley, US policeman, killed by John Dillinger
1936 - Henry Forster, cricket (Hants & Oxford U, Gov-Gen of Australia), dies
1942 - Melvin Winfield Sheppard, runner (Olympic-gold-08, 12), dies at 58
1947 - Elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia (b. 1924)
1949 - Black Dahlia, murder victim found in LA (basis of the movie)
1949 - Pompeo Aloisi, Italian baron/diplomat/senator, dies at 63
1950 - Gen Henry "Hap" Arnold, U.S. General of the Air Force (b. 1886)
1952 - Ned Hanlon, Premier of Queensland (b. 1887)
1953 - Viktor Patrick Vretblad, composer, dies at 76
1955 - Yves Tanguy, French/American sailor/surrealistic painter, dies
1961 - Francesco Maria Saraceni, composer, dies at 49
1962 - Kenneth MacKenna, actor (Men Without Women), dies of cancer at 62
1964 - Weldon John "Jack" Teagarden, US jazz trombonist/singer, dies at 58
1965 - Pierre Ngendandumwe, premier of Burundi, murdered
1966 - Betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25
1967 - Albert Szirmai, composer, dies at 86
1967 - David Burliuk, Ukrainian artist (b. 1882)
1968 - Bill Masterson, 1st NHLer fatally injured during a game (Jan 13), dies
1968 - John Davidson, actor (Dick Tracy vs Crime Inc), dies at 80
1968 - Leopold Infeld, Pol nuclear physcist (Motion & Relativity), dies at 69
1968 - Bill Masterton, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)
1969 - Theodor Werner, German painter, dies at 82
1971 - John Dall, actor (Corn is Green, Rope), dies of heart attack at 50
1972 - Daisy Ashford, English child writer (The Young Visiters) (b. 1881)
1973 - Jef Alpaerts, Flemish pianist/conductor, dies at 68
1973 - Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (b. 1901)
1973 - Coleman Francis, American film director (b. 1919)
1974 - Karel Salmon, composer, dies at 76
1978 - Margaret Bowman & Janet Levy, Chi Omega, FSU, killed by Ted Bundy
1981 - Emanuel Celler, (Rep-D-NY, 1923-73), dies at 92
1982 - Red Smith, sportscaster (Pulitzer, Fight Talk), dies at 76
1983 - Meyer Lansky, reputed mobster, dies in Miami Beach Fla at 80
1983 - Shepperd Strudwick, actor (Psychomania), dies of cancer at 75
1986 - James H "Jim" Crowley, US football player (Notre Dame), dies at 83
1987 - Dolores Hawkins, singer (Guy Mitchell Show), dies at 58
1987 - Gerrit Borgers, Dutch literary, dies at 69
1987 - Ray Bolger, actor/dancer (Wizard of Oz), dies at 83
1988 - Sean MacBride, Ireland, commander of Irish Republican Army, dies at 83
1989 - Wilf Slack, cricketer (whilst bat in Gambia England player 1986), dies
1990 - Gordon Jackson, actor (Hamlet), dies after a short illness at 66
1992 - Dee Murray, English bassist (b. 1946)
1993 - Henry Iba, basketball coach, dies at 88
1993 - Huub H Jacobse, Dutch MP (VVD), dies at 68
1993 - Ken Cory, dies of AIDS at 51
1993 - Sammy Cahn, American songwriter (b. 1913)
1994 - Gyorgy Cziffra, Hungarian/French pianist (Chopin/Liszt), dies at 72
1994 - Harry Nilsson, rock vocalist (Everybody's Talkin'), dies at 52
1994 - Philippe Brun, jazz trumpeter, dies at 85
1995 - Sollie McElroy, singer, dies at 61
1996 - Les Baxter, singer/orchestra leader/composer (Born Again), dies at 73
1996 - Moshushu II, King of Lesotho (1966-90), dies at 51
1996 - Richard Charles Cobb, historian, dies at 78
1997 - Jose Ignacio Domecq, wine maker, dies at 82
1997 - Kenneth Thimann, botanist, dies at 92
1998 - Amos "Junior" Wells, blues musician, dies at 63
1998 - Gulzarilal Nanda, temporary PM of India (1964, 66), dies
1998 - Junior Wells, blues harpist, dies at 63
1999 - Betty Box, British film producer (b. 1915)
2000 - Georges-Henri Lévesque, Canadian Dominican priest and sociologist (b. 1903)
2000 - Fran Ryan, American actress (b. 1916)
2000 - Željko Ražnatović, aka Arkan, Serbian paramilitary leader (b. 1952)
2001 - Ted Mann, American screenwriter (b. 1916)
2002 - Steve Gromek, American baseball player (b. 1920)
2003 - Doris Fisher, American singer and songwriter (b. 1915)
2005 - Elizabeth Janeway, American author (b. 1913)
2005 - Ruth Warrick, American actress (b. 1915)
2005 - Walter Ernsting, German author (b. 1920)
2005 - Victoria de los Angeles, Catalan soprano (b. 1923)
2005 - Deem Bristow, American video game voice actor (b. 1947)
2005 - Dan Lee, Canadian animator (b. 1969)
2006 - Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1926)
2007 - Bo Yibo, Chinese politician (b. 1908)
2007 - James Hillier, Canadian inventor of electron microscope (b. 1915)
2007 - David Vanole, American soccer player (b. 1963)
2007 - Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat (b. 1905)
2007 - Awad Hamed al-Bandar, former chief judge of the Iraqi Revolutionary Court (b. 1945)
           (executed)
2008 - Mark Haigh-Hutchinson, Game Designer (b. 1964)
2008 - Brad Renfro, American actor (b. 1982)
2011 - Nat Lofthouse, English Footballer (b. 1925)
2012 - Edward Derwinski, Chicago congressman 1959-83 and first Secretary of Veteran Affairs, dies
           of cancer at 85

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #114 on: January 16, 2013, 06:57:26 AM »
This Day in History for 16th January


Historical Events


                                               
Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar              Naturalist Charles Darwin               Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky

                                               
First Secretary of the                              Playwright Tennessee Williams               Jaws Novelist Peter Benchley
Communist Party of the Soviet
Union Nikita Khrushchev

                                             
King of Pop Michael Jackson                    Islamic Militant & Terrorist
                                                                 Osama bin Laden


27 BC - The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate.
550 - Gothic War (535-552): The Ostrogoths, under King Totila, conquer Rome after a long siege,
          by bribing the Isaurian garrison.
1120 - The Council of Nablus is held, establishing the earliest surviving written laws of the Crusader
           Kingdom of Jerusalem.
1219 - Floods in Northern Netherlands after storm, 1,000s killed
1362 - A great storm tide in the North Sea destroys the German island of Strand and the city of
           Rungholt.
1412 - The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy.
1492 - The first grammar of a modern language, in the Spanish language, is presented to Queen
           Isabella.
1493 - Columbus returns to Spain on his 1st trip
1531 - English Reformation parliament's 2nd sitting
1547 - Ivan IV the Terrible (17) crowns himself 1st tsar of Moscow
1556 - Emperor Karel appoints his son Philip II, king of Spain
1572 - Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to
            restore Catholicism in England.
1581 - English parliament passes laws against Catholicism
1605 - The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote)
           by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid.
1756 - England & Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster
1759 - British Museum opens in London
1761 - The British capture Pondicherry, India from the French.
1765 - Charles Messier catalogs M41 (galactic cluster in Canis Major)
1776 - Continental Congress approves enlistment of free blacks
1777 - Vermont declares independence from NY
1780 - Battle at Cape St Vincent: admiral Rodney beats Spanish fleet
1795 - French army under Pichegru occupies Utrecht Neth
1809 - Peninsular War: The British defeat the French at the Battle of Corunna
1819 - Godert baron van der de Capellen becomes governor of Dutch-Indies
1832 - Charles Darwin lands at San Tiago, Cape Verde
1847 - John C. Fremont is appointed Governor of the new California Territory.
1863 - -Aug 23rd) Cruise of CSS Florida
1864 - Heavy fighting takes place near Dandridge, Tennessee
1865 - Drunken sailor attacks munitions at Ft Fisher NC, 40 die
1865 - Gen Wm Sherman issues Field Order #15 (land for blacks)
1865 - SF Dramatic Chronicle started
1868 - Refrigerator car patented by William Davis, a fish dealer in Detroit
1870 - Virginia becomes 8th state readmitted to US after Civil War
1871 - Jefferson Long of Georgia sworn in as 2nd black congressman
1877 - Color organ (for light shows) patented, by Bainbridge Bishop
1878 - Captain Burago with a squadron of Russian Imperial army dragoons liberates Plovdiv from
           Ottoman rule.
1879 - January record 13" of snow falls in NYC (broken Jan 7, 1996)
1883 - Pendleton Act creates basis of US Civil Service system
1883 - Quebec Rugby Football Union forms
1887 - Cliff House damaged when schooner "Parallel"'s powder cargo explodes
1889 - 128°F (53°C), Cloncurry, Queensland (Australian record)
1896 - Defeat of Cymru Fydd at South Wales Liberal Federation AGM, Newport, Monmouthshire.
1897 - John Dewey's essay "My Pedagogic Creed" appears in School Journal
1900 - The United States Senate accepts the Anglo-German treaty of 1899 in which the United
           Kingdom renounces its claims to the Samoan islands.
1905 - Baseball outfielder Frank Huelsman completes eighth transaction in 8 months
1905 - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Dawson City (Yukon) in 2 games Ottawa Silver 7 beats
           Dawson City (Yukon) 23-2 for Stanley Cup, this is most lopsided playoff game, Frank McGee
           scores 14 goals
1906 - -13] Conference of Algeciras (about Morocco)
1906 - -Apr 13] Conference of Algeciras (about Morocco)
1908 - Pinnacles National Monument, California established
1909 - British explorer Ernest Shackleton finds magnetic south pole
1909 - David, Mawson & Mackay reach south magnetic pole
1911 - Pandora becomes 1st 2-man sailboat to round Cape Horn west to east
1913 - British House of Commons accepts Home-Rule for Ireland
1914 - Writer Maksim Gorki returns to Russia
1915 - Congress authorizes $1 & $50 Panama-Pacific Intl Expo gold coin
1919 - Prohibition ratified by 3/4 of states; Nebraska is 36th
1920 - 18th Amendment, prohibition, goes into effect; repealed in 1933
1920 - 1st assembly of League of Nations (Paris)
1920 - Georgia declares independence
1925 - Gen M Froense replaces Trotsky as People's Commissioner of Defense
1925 - Leon Trotsky dismissed as CEO of Russian Revolution Military Council
1931 - Bradman scores 223 Australia v WI, 297 mins, 26 fours
1933 - Bert Oldfield flattened by Larwood delivery in Adelaide Test
1936 - 1st photo finish camera installed at Hialeah Race track in Hialeah Fla
1936 - Screen Actors Guild incorporates with King Vidor as president
1936 - Spanish socialists/communists/anarchists form Unidad Popular
1938 - 1st jazz concert was held at Carnegie Hall (Benny Goodman)
1941 - US vice admiral Bellinger warns of an assault on Pearl Harbor
1941 - War Dept forms 1st Army Air Corps squadron for black cadets
1942 - William Knudsen becomes 1st civilian appointed a general in US army
1943 - -60°F (-51°C), Island Park Dam, Idaho (state record)
1943 - 1st US air raid on Ambon
1943 - German 2nd SS-Pantzer division evacuates Charkow
1943 - Red Army recaptures Pitomnik airport at Stalingrad
1944 - Gen Eisenhower took command of Allied Invasion Force in London
1945 - Scottish 52nd land division/1st Commando brigade-assault at Heinsberg
1945 - US 1st & 3rd army meet at Houffalise
1947 - Vincent Aurial elected president of France
1948 - 35 Haganah members are ambushed & killed in Gush Etzyon
1949 - "Rape of Lucretia" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 23 perfs
1949 - KNBH (now KNBC) TV channel 4 in Los Angeles, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast
1949 - WTOP (now WUSA) TV channel 9 in Washington, DC (CBS) 1st broadcast
1950 - Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands recognize Israel
1951 - Viet Minh offensive against Hanoi
1951 - World's largest gas pipeline opens (Brownsville Tx, to 134th St, NYC)
1952 - New Dutch bible translation finished
1952 - US Standard Board clears Stan Musial to get an $85,000 salary
1953 - 27th Australian Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beat J Sampson (63 62)
1953 - 41st Australian Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats Mervyn Rose (60 63 64)
1953 - Egyptian Premier Gen Naguib disbands all political parties
1953 - KXLY TV channel 4 in Spokane, WA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 - "South Pacific" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 1928 performances
1955 - Jackie Pung wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open
1955 - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-19
1956 - Egyptian pres Nasser pledges to reconquer Palestine
1957 - 3 B-52s leave California for 1st non-stop round world flights
1957 - Cavern Club opens on Matthews Street in Liverpool, England, home of The Beatles' 1st
           appearance
1958 - William Gibson's "Two for the Seesaw," premieres in NYC
1961 - "Conquering Hero" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 8 performances
1961 - Russian espionage ring detected in Great Britain
1962 - Shooting begins on "Dr No"
1962 - Suit accuses NYC Board of Education uses "racial quotas"
1963 - Khrushchev claims to have a 100-megaton nuclear bomb
1963 - Tennessee Williams' "Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore," premieres
1964 - "Hello, Dolly!" opens at St James Theater NYC for 2,844 performances
1964 - AL owners vote 9-1 against Charlie Finley moving KC A's to Louisville
1965 - "Oh What a Lovely War" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 125 performances
1965 - "Outer Limits" last airs on ABC-TV
1965 - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-14
1965 - Searchers' "Love Potion #9" peaks at #3
1965 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1966 - Harold R Perry becomes 2nd black Roman Catholic bishop in US
1966 - Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center
1967 - 1st black government installed in Bahamas
1967 - Lucius Amerson, becomes 1st southern (Ala) black sheriff in 20th cent
1968 - 21st NHL All-Star Game: Toronto beat All-Stars 4-3 at Toronto
1968 - Jay Allen's "Prime of Miss Jean Brodie," premieres in NYC
1968 - The Youth International Party is founded.
1969 - Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space
1970 - Col Kadhaffi becomes premier of Libya
1970 - Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause
1970 - NFL realigns into 3 divisions (down from 4)
1970 - AAU player Steve Myers makes a basketball field goal of 92'3½" from out of bounds, Tacoma-
           it shouldn't have counted, but was allowed
1970 - Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects.
1971 - Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (1:58.7)
1972 - Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes European all-round lady skating champ
1972 - Super Bowl VI: Dallas Cowboys-24, Miami-3 in New Orleans Superbowl MVP: Roger Staubach,
           Dallas, QB
1973 - NBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza"
1973 - USSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of Moon
1974 - "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published
1974 - L A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville, Oregon
1974 - NY Yankees Mickey Mantle & Whitey Ford elected to Hall of Fame
1976 - "Donny & Marie" [Osmond] musical variety show premieres on ABC TV
1976 - Peter Frampton released platinum live album "Frampton Comes Alive"
1977 - Cap's H Monahan scored on 2nd penalty shot against Islanders
1978 - 5th American Music Award: Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac & C Twitty
1978 - Soyuz 27 returns to Earth
1979 - Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees Iran for Egypt
1980 - Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession
1981 - Boxer Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even took his gold teeth
1981 - John Lennon releases "Woman" in UK
1981 - Protestant gunmen shoot & wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey & husband
1981 - Ivan Lendl intentionally loses a match in Volvo Masters in order to avoid having to play Bjorn
           Borg
1984 - 11th American Music Award: Michael Jackson
1984 - Paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis
1985 - "Playboy" announces end of stapling centerfolds
1986 - Police arrested 3 IRA-terrorists in Amsterdam
1986 - First meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force.
1988 - 4th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Live wins
1988 - Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder fired from CBS for racial remarks
1988 - NFL St Louis Cardinals announce move to Phoenix
1989 - Police arrest writer Vaclav Havel in Prague
1989 - USSR announces plan for 2-yr manned mission to Mars
1990 - 2 Bank of Credit & Commerce members plea guilty to money laundering
1991 - 7th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Live wins
1991 - US & 27 allies attack Iraq for occupying Kuwait (US time)
1992 - "2 Shakespearean Actors" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 29 performances
1994 - Scott skates world record 1000m (1:12.54)
1995 - UPN (Universal-Parmount Network) begins telecasting (WWOR in NYC)
1997 - Anthony Stuart takes ODI hat-trick, Aus v Pakistan, MCG
2001 - Congolese President Laurent-Désiré Kabila is assassinated by one of his own bodyguards.
2001 - US President Bill Clinton awards former President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of
           Honor for his service in the Spanish-American War.
2002 - The UN Security Council unanimously establishes an arms embargo and the freezing of assets
           of Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaida, and the remaining members of the Taliban.
2003 - The Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which would be its final one.
            Columbia disintegrated 16 days later on re-entry.
2006 - Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is sworn in as Liberia's new president. She becomes Africa's first female
           elected head of state.

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #115 on: January 16, 2013, 06:58:39 AM »
This Day in History for 16th January


Famous Weddings


1325 - Laure de Noves, beloved of Petrarch, marries Hugues de Sade
1865 - Confederate soldier during US Civil War Brigadier General John Pegram marries Hetty Cary
1999 - "General Hospital" actor Steve Burton (29) weds model Sheree Gustin (22) at a cliffside
           church in Dana Point, California

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« Reply #116 on: January 16, 2013, 07:06:26 AM »
This Day in History for 16th January


Famous Birthdays


                                               
Industrialist Andre Michelin (1853)         Author Susan Sontag (1933)                      Horror film director
                                                                                                                              John Carpenter (1948)

1245 - Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (d. 1296)
1409 - René I of Naples (d. 1480)
1477 - Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547)
1501 - Anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (d. 1559)
1587 - Alexander Adriaenssen, Flemish painter
1616 - François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d. 1669)
1626 - Lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (d. 1699)
1634 - Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (d. 1716)
1672 - Francesco Mancini, composer
1675 - Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French writer (d. 1755)
1697 - Richard Savage, English poet
1728 - Niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (Buona Figliuola)
1749 - Vittoria A Alfieri, Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda)
1757 - Samuel McIntire, woodcarver/architect (architect of Salem)
1804 - Karl August Krebs, composer
1807 - Charles Henry Davis, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1877
1815 - Adolph Trube, composer
1815 - Henry Wagner "Old Brains" Halleck, Maj-General (Union Army)
1834 - Albert Lindley Lee, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1907
1836 - King Francis II of the Two Sicilies (d. 1894)
1837 - James Phillip Simms, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1887
1838 - Franz Brentano, German philosopher and psychologist (d. 1917)
1844 - Ismail Qemali, Albanian nationalist (d. 1919)
1853 - Andre Michelin, France, industrialist/tire manufacturer (Michelin)
1853 - Johnston Forbes-Robertson, English actor/theater director (Kathleen)
1853 - Gen Sir Ian Hamilton, British military commander (d. 1947)
1853 - Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov, Russian philosopher (d. 1900)
1864 - Frank Bacon, actor/author (Lightnin)
1868 - Cyril Metodej Hrazdira, composer
1870 - Wilhelm Normann, German chemist (hardening of oils)
1872 - Edward G Craig, actor/director (On the art of theatre)
1872 - Henri-Paul Busser, composer
1873 - Boyd Alexander, English explorer
1874 - Robert Service, England, Canadian poet (Cremation of Sam McGee)
1875 - Leonor Michaelis, German enzyme kinetic theorist (d. 1947)
1878 - Harry Carey [Henry DeWitt Carey II], Bronx New York, American actor (Aces Wild, Border Cafe, Air Force)
1878 - Robert Garbe, German poet (Gorniek)
1885 - Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, president of Poland (1939-40)
1885 - Zhou Zuoren, Chinese writer (d. 1967)
1887 - John Hamilton, Penn, actor (Perry White-Superman)
1888 - Osip Brik, Russian writer (d. 1945)
1890 - Karl Freund, Czech/Austrian cameraman/director
1890 - Lloyd Bacon, San Jose CA, actor (Charlie Chaplin)
1893 - Daisy Kennedy, Australian violinist (d. 1981)
1894 - Guy Chamberlin, early NFL end/coach (Canton, Frankford, Cards)
1894 - Irving Mills, American jazz music publisher (d. 1985)
1895 - Nat Schachner, American author (d. 1955)
1896 - Ruth Rose, American screenwriter (d. 1978)
1897 - Carlos Pellicer, Mexican poet (d. 1977)
1898 - Margaret Booth, American film editor (d. 2002)
1898 - Irving Rapper, UK-US film director (d. 1999)
1901 - Fulgencio Batista, president/dictator of Cuba (1933-44, 1952-59)
1901 - Frank Zamboni, American inventor (d. 1988)
1902 - Eric Liddell, China, English 400m runner (Olympic-gold-1924)
1902 - Evelyn Levine, composer
1904 - Max Vredenburg, composer
1905 - Ernesto Halffter, composer
1906 - Clement Greenberg, art critic
1906 - Diana Winyard, London, actress (Cavalcade)
1907 - Alexander Knox, Canada, actor (Gorky Park, 2 of a Kind)
1907 - Phillip Humphrey Vellacott, classicist
1907 - Paul Nitze, American government official (d. 2004)
1908 - Ethel Merman, stage & screen actress (Anything Goes, Call Me Madam)
1908 - Günther Prien, German World War II submarine captain (d. 1941)
1910 - David McCampbell, US pilot/capt (WW II-Pacific-downed 34 Jap planes)
1911 - Gilbert Gadoffre, French scholar
1911 - Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, HOF baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1911 - Roger Lapébie, French cyclist (d. 1996)
1912 - Franz Tumler, Austria, author/novelist (Cloak, Aufruf)
1914 - Roger Aubert, Belgium, church historian (Le Pontificat de Pie IX)
1914 - Roger Wagner, American choral musician (d. 1992)
1916 - Frederick Stewart, British geologist
1917 - Buddy Lester, Chicago Ill, actor (Nick-Phil Silvers Show)
1917 - Carl Karcher, founded the Carl's Jr. hamburger chain (d. 2008)
1918 - Stirling Silliphant, screenwriter
1918 - Nel Benschop, Dutch poet (d. 2005)
1918 - Clem Jones, Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Australia (d. 2007)
1919 - Bob Boucher, Kent Ohio, orchestra leader (Music on Ice)
1920 - Elliot Reid, NYC, actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
1921 - Francesco Scavullo, American photographer (d. 2004)
1922 - Ernesto Bonino, Italian singer (d. 2008)
1923 - Martin Stokken, Norway, nordic relay (Olympic-silver-1952)
1923 - Roy Lanham, rocker (Sons of the Pioneers)
1923 - Willem Aantjes, Dutch politicial leader (CDA)
1923 - Gene Feist, American stage actor and producer
1923 - Anthony Hecht, American poet (d. 2004)
1924 - Katy Jurado, Mexico, actress (High Noon, Trapeze, Barabbas, AKA Pablo)
1926 - John "Jack" Layden, local politician
1928 - Ezra Sims, composer
1928 - John William Fozard, aircraft designer
1928 - William Kennedy, US writer
1928 - Pilar Lorengar, Spanish soprano (d. 1996)
1929 - Allard Lowenstein, radical (Students for Democratic Action)
1929 - Francesco Scavullo, Staten Island NY, celebrity photographer
1929 - Tage Nielsen, composer
1930 - Norman Podhoretz, Brooklyn NY, author/editor (NY Post)
1930 - Clarence Ray Allen, American murderer (d. 2006)
1931 - Vladimir Skutina, writer playwright/journalist
1931 - Johannes Rau, German politician (d. 2006)
1932 - Dian Fossey, zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist)
1932 - Jim Berry, cartoonist (Berry's World)
1933 - Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 12, 18A, 27, T-3)
1933 - Susan Sontag, NYC, author/film director (Benefactor, 1966 Pol Award)
1934 - Bill Alexander, (Rep-D-AR, 1969- )
1934 - Marilyn Horne, Bradford, Pa, mezzo-soprano
1934 - Richard Wernick, Boston Mass, composer
1935 - A J Foyt, Houston, auto race driver (Indy 500 1961, 64, 67, 77)
1936 - Michael White, theater/film producer (From Russia With Love)
1937 - Bob Bogle, Portland, rock bassist/guitarist (Ventures-Batman Theme)
1937 - Conny Vandenbos, Dutch singer (My rose, my little rose)
1937 - Lorraine Bayly, Australian actress
1937 - Luiz Bueno, Brazilian racing driver
1938 - Michael Pataki, Youngstown Ohio, actor (Get Christie Love)
1938 - Jô Soares, Brazilian author, musician and TV personality
1939 - Cliff Thorburn, English snookers player
1941 - Christine Janes, tennis player
1941 - Richard Bohringer, Paris France, actor (Diva, I Married a Shadow)
1942 - Barbara Lynn, rocker
1942 - Bill Francis Mobile Al, rocker (Dr Hook)
1942 - Tony P Hall, (Rep-D-OH, 1979- )
1942 - William Francis, rocker
1942 - René Angélil, Canadian music executive
1943 - Brian Ferneyhough, composer
1943 - Gavin Bryars, composer
1944 - Chris de Marigny, painter/designer
1944 - Jim Stafford, Eloise Fla, singer (Spiders & Snakes, My Girl Bill)
1944 - Ronnie Milsap, Robbinsville NC, country singer (Legend in My Time)
1945 - Kabir Bedi, actor (Thief of Baghdad, Terminal Entry)
1946 - Michael L Coats, Sacramento Ca, Capt USN/astr (STS 41-D, 29, 39)
1947 - Georgette Mosbacher, CEO (La Prairie cosmetics)
1947 - Juliet Berto, Grenoble France, actress (Le Sex Shop)
1947 - Magdalen Nabb, British author (d. 2007)
1947 - Harvey Proctor, British politician
1948 - Anatoli Yakovlevich Solovyov, Riga, cosmonaut (TM-5,9,15,26, STS 71)
1948 - Christopher Moran, English financier/multi-millionaire
1948 - Cliff Thorburn, Victoria, BC, champion snooker player
1948 - John Carpenter, Carthage NY, director (Halloween, The Thing)
1948 - Dalvanius Prime, New Zealand entertainer (d. 2002)
1948 - Ruth Reichl, American magazine editor
1950 - Caroline Munro, Windsor England, actress (Spy Who Loves Me) [or 12/16]
1950 - Debbie Allen, Houston Tx, dancer/actress (3 Girls 3, Lydia-Fame)
1950 - Jesse Dizon, Oceanside CA
1950 - Brian Castro, Australian author
1950 - Damo Suzuki, Japanese singer (Can)
1951 - Richard Thompson, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)
1952 - Lloyd Blaine Hammond Jr, Savannah Ga, Major USAF/astr (STS 39, 64)
1952 - Roberta Baskin, NY, correspondent (48 Hours)
1952 - King Fuad II of Egypt
1953 - Robert Jay Mathews, American neo-Nazi (d. 1984)
1955 - Jerry M Linenger, Mt Clemens Mich, PhD/Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 81/84)
1956 - Wayne Daniel, cricketer (WI fast bowler 1976-84)
1956 - Jennifer Dale, Canadian actress
1956 - Martin Jol, Dutch football manager
1956 - Ivan Safronov, Russian journalist (d. 2007)
1958 - Anatoli Boukreev, mountaineer
1958 - Lena Ek, Swedish politician
1959 - Juanita Bynum, American televangelist
1959 - Sade, Nigerian-born singer
1961 - Paul Raven, English musician (Killing Joke) (d. 2007)
1961 - Jill Sobule, American singer-songwriter
1962 - Jan Koster, Dutch drummer (Sleeze Beez-Powertool)
1962 - Kevin Ross, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons, KC Chiefs)
1962 - Paul Webb, rocker (TalkTalk)
1962 - Joel Fitzgibbon, Australian Labor Party politician
1963 - James May, English television presenter
1964 - Gail Graham, Vanderhoof BC, LPGA golfer (1995 Fieldcrest Cannon)
1964 - Mark Collins, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Giants, KC Chiefs, GB Packers)
1964 - Trevor Barsby, cricketer (Queensland opening batsman since 1984-85)
1965 - Maxine Jones, American singer (En Vogue)
1966 - Anthony Washington, Glasgow Montana, discus thrower (Olympics-4th-96)
1966 - Jack McDowell, Van Nuys CA, pitcher (NY Yankees, White Sox, Indians)
1967 - Jeff Branson, Waynesboro Miss, infielder (Cin Reds)
1967 - Maxine Waters Jones, rocker (En Vogue)
1968 - David Chokachi, actor (Baywatch)
1969 - Chelan Kozak, Revelstoke BC, equestrian (Olympics-96)
1969 - Roy Jones, Pensacola Fla, Light-MW boxer (Olympic-silver-1988)
1970 - Don MacLean, NBA forward (NJ Nets, Denver Nuggets)
1970 - Ron Villone, Englewood NJ, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
1970 - Garth Ennis, Irish comic book author
1971 - Josh Evans, actor (Ricochett, The Doors)
1971 - Jukka-Pekka Nummi, WLAF cornerback (Scottish Claymores)
1971 - Junior Bryant, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
1971 - Michel Kreek, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
1971 - Scott Williams, Orange California, field hockey defender (Olympics-96)
1971 - Sergei Bruguera, Spain, tennis star
1971 - Ulrich van Gobbel, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
1972 - Desiree Leipham, Spokane Wash, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-17th-1995)
1972 - Joe Horn, wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
1972 - Lee McIntyre, Peak Hill Aust, golfer (T3 1995 NSW Trainee Champ)
1972 - Dameon Clarke, Canadian actor
1972 - Salah Hissou, Moroccan long-distance runner
1972 - Joe Horn, American football player
1972 - Richard T. Jones, American actor
1972 - Greg Page, Australian musician and actor
1973 - Josie Davis, LA California, actress (Sarah-Charles in Charge) [or Jun 19]
1973 - Mario Bates, NFL-running back (New Orleans Saints)
1973 - Willie Whitehead, CFL defensive end (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1974 - Kate Moss, Addiscomb Surrey England, model (Calvin Klein)
1975 - Greg Strause, American visual effects creator
1975 - Gillian Iliana Waters, American actress
1976 - Trisha Stillwell, Miss USA-Oklahoma (1997, top 10)
1976 - Viktor Maslov, Russian racing driver
1977 - Jeff Foster, American basketball player
1978 - Alfredo Amézaga, Mexican baseball player
1979 - Aaliyah, American singer (d. 2001)
1979 - Brenden Morrow, Canadian ice hockey player
1979 - Jason Ward, Canadian ice hockey player
1980 - Seydou Keita, Malian footballer
1980 - Lin Manuel Miranda, American actor, composer, lyricist (In The Heights)
1980 - Albert Pujols, Dominican-born baseball player
1980 - Michelle Wild, Hungarian model
1981 - Nick Valensi, American guitarist (The Strokes)
1981 - Bobby Zamora, English footballer
1982 - Tuncay Şanlı, Turkish footballer
1982 - Samuel Preston, British singer (The Ordinary Boys)
1983 - Emanuel Pogatetz, Austrian footballer
1984 - Jared Slingerland, Canadian musician
1985 - Jonathan Richter, Danish professional football midfielder
1986 - Mason Gamble, actor (Dennis the Menace)
1987 - Lauren McAvoy, British fashion model
1988 - Nicklas Bendtner, Danish footballer

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #117 on: January 16, 2013, 07:08:14 AM »
This Day in History for 16th January


Famous Deaths


308 - Marcellus I, Catholic Pope (-308), dies
429 - Honoratius of Arles, bishop/saint, dies [or 430]
960 - Polyeuctus, Patriarch of Constantinople
1343 - Robert of Anjou, king (Naples), dies
1400 - John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter, English politician (executed) (b. 1352)
1545 - George Spalatin, German reformer (b. 1484)
1547 - Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (b. 1477)
1554 - Christiern Pedersen, Danish humanist (b. 1480)
1585 - Edward Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln, English admiral (b. 1512)
1595 - Murad III, sultan of Turkey (1574-95), dies
1659 - Charles Annibal Fabrot, French lawyer (b. 1580)
1703 - Matteo Coferati, composer, dies at 64
1710 - Emperor Higashiyama of Japan (b. 1675)
1711 - Joseph Vaz, Apostle of Ceylon (b. 1651)
1747 - Barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet (b. 1680)
1748 - Arnold Drakenborch, Dutch classical scholar (b. 1684)
1750 - Ivan Trubetskoy, Russian field marshall (b. 1667)
1752 - Francis Blomefield, English topographer (b. 1705)
1794 - Edward Gibbon, historian (Decline & Fall), dies in London at 56
1809 - Sir John Moore, British General, at the Battle of Corunna (b. 1761)
1817 - Antonin Josef Alois Volanek, composer, dies at 55
1817 - Alexander J. Dallas, American statesman (b. 1759)
1834 - Jean Nicolas Pierre Hachette, French mathematician (b. 1769)
1838 - Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka), dies at 33 [OS]
1842 - Thomas Freanby, Norwegian landscape painter, dies
1849 - Wilhelm M L de Wette, German theologist, dies at 69
1856 - Thaddeus William Harris, American naturalist (b. 1795)
1864 - Anton Schindler, German violinist/biographer (Beethoven), dies at 68
1865 - Edmond François Valentin About, French writer (b. 1828)
1879 - Octave Crémazie, French Canadian poet (b. 1827)
1886 - Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer (La Gioconda), dies at 51
1891 - Clement Philibert Leo Delibes, composer (Lakmé), dies at 54
1892 - Imakita Kosen, Zen teacher/abbot of Engagkuji monastery, dies
1893 - Johan Philip Koelman, painter/sculptor/architect, dies at 74
1898 - Charles Pelham Villiers, longest-serving MP in the British House of Commons (b. 1802)
1901 - Hiram Revels, dies at 73
1901 - Jules Barbier, French opera librettist (b. 1825)
1901 - Arnold Böcklin, Swiss painter (b. 1827)
1906 - Marshall Field, founder of Marshall Field and Company (b. 1834)
1907 - Alfred Shaw, cricketer (seven Tests for England 1877-82), dies
1912 - Georg Heym, writer, dies at 24
1916 - Arnold Aletrino, Dut physician-criminologist (From Death), dies at 57
1917 - George Dewey, U.S. admiral (b. 1837)
1919 - Jaroslav Jeremias, composer, dies at 19
1919 - Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves, President of Brazil (b. 1848)
1920 - Reginald De Koven, composer, dies at 60
1924 - Winifred Cochrane, Countess of Dundonald, philanthropist (b. 1859)
1934 - Annie Patterson, composer, dies at 65
1935 - Richard Wetz, composer, dies at 59
1935 - Ma Barker, American criminal (b. 1871)
1936 - Albert Fish, American serial killer (b. 1870)
1939 - Albert Fish, mass murderer, executed
1942 - Barbara Lynn, [Ozen], US singer (You'll Lose a Good Thing), dies
1942 - Carole Lombard, actress, (Bolero), & mom killed in plane crash at 32
1943 - Franz Courtens, Flemish painter (Sunny Lane), dies at 88
1945 - Dennis Donnini, Brit rifleman (Victoria Cross), dies in battle at 19
1946 - Johanna HC Albregt, actress/wife of Henri Dons (Paradise), dies at 71
1954 - Michail M Prishvin, Russian writer, dies
1955 - Jonkheer Reneke de Marees van Swinderen, Dutch min (1908-13), dies
1955 - Reneke de Marees van Swinderen, Dutch minister (1908-13), dies at 94
1957 - Alexander Cambridge, gov-gen (S Afr 1923-31/Canada 1940-5), dies at 82
1957 - Arturo Toscanini, Italian US conductor (NBC), dies in NYC at 89
1961 - Janos Viski, composer, dies at 54
1962 - Emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer (Holbein in England), dies at 77
1962 - Ivan Meštrović, Croatian sculptor (b. 1883)
1962 - Frank Hurley, Australian photographer (b. 1885)
1963 - Gilardo Gilardi, composer, dies at 73
1963 - Ike Quebec, American tenor-saxophone player (b. 1918)
1966 - Margarete Susman, writer, dies at 91
1967 - Dirk Vansina, Flemish playwright (Sage of Kai-Roi), dies at 72
1967 - Robert J Van De Graaff, US nuclear physicist, dies at 65
1968 - Robert R "Bob" Jones, founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84
1969 - Jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20
1969 - Vernon Duke, composer, dies at 65
1970 - Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Djinak-djinak merpati), dies at 61
1971 - Kermit Maynard, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68
1971 - Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (b. 1890)
1972 - David Seville, singer (Alvin & Chipmunks), dies at 52
1972 - Teller Ammons, American politician (b. 1895)
1973 - Ray Barrett, sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65
1979 - Fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71
1979 - Ted Cassidy, actor (Lurch-Addams Family), dies at 46
1979 - August Heissmeyer, German SS officer (b. 1897)
1980 - Anna van Wageningen-Salomons, Dut author (Unspoilt Dream), dies at 94
1981 - Bernard Lee, English actor (Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73
1982 - Red Smith, American sports columnist (b. 1905)
1985 - Robert Fitzgerald, U.S. poet and translator (b. 1910)
1986 - Herbert W. Armstrong, American evangelist, author, and publisher (b. 1892)
1987 - Earl Wilson, Bdwy columnist (Midnight Earl), dies in Yonkers at 79
1987 - Ilse Langen, writer, dies at 87
1987 - Joyce Jameson, comedienne (Spike Jones Show), dies at 54
1987 - Bertram Wainer, Australian pro-abortion campaigner (b. 1928)
1988 - Andrija Artuković, Croatian war criminal (b. 1899)
1989 - Pierre Boileau, screenwriter (Vertigo), dies at 82
1989 - Romo Vincent, actor (Naked Jungle), dies
1989 - Trey Wilson, actor (Bull Durham, Twins, Raising Arizona), dies
1992 - Roselle Novelle, silent film actress, dies at 95
1993 - Florence Desmond, [Dawson], actress (Sally in Our Alley), dies at 87
1993 - Glenn Corbett, US actor (Shenandoah, Chisum, Midway), dies at 63
1993 - Sathasivam Krishnakumar, Sri Lanka commander, commits suicide
1993 - Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete (b. 1960)
1994 - Harry Nilsson, singer/Songwriter, dies at 52
1994 - Martin Kosleck, German/US actor (Hitler Gang), dies at 86
1994 - Stephen Kritsick, veterinarian (Good Morning America), dies at 42
1995 - William Dillard, trumpeter/singer, dies at 83
1996 - Harry Potts, footballer/manager, dies at 75
1996 - Kaye Webb, publisher, dies at 81
1996 - Marcia Davenport, American author and music critic (b. 1903)
1997 - Charlie Alfred Galbraith, jazz trombonist, dies at 76
1997 - Innis Cosby, son of Bill Cosby, murdered on LA highway at 29
1997 - Jim Kensil, NFL president (NY Jets), dies of heart failure at 66
1997 - Stephen Fitz-Simon, entrepreneur, dies at 59
1998 - David "Junior" Kimbrough, blues musician, dies at 67
1998 - Peter Diamand, artistic administrator, dies at 84
1998 - Dimitris Horn, Greek actor (b. 1921)
1999 - Jim McClelland, Australian solicitor, politician, Minister, Royal Commissioner, judge (b. 1915)
2000 - Will "Dub" Jones, American singer (The Coasters) (b. 1928)
2000 - John Morris Rankin, musical entertainer (b. 1959)
2001 - Laurent-Désiré Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (b. 1939)
2001 - Auberon Waugh, British author and journalist (b. 1939)
2002 - Robert Hanbury Brown, British-Australian astronomer and physicist (b. 1916)
2002 - Michael Bilandic, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1923)
2002 - Bobo Olson, American boxer (b. 1928)
2002 - Eddie Meduza, Swedish composer (b. 1948)
2002 - Ron Taylor, American actor (b. 1952)
2003 - Richard Wainwright, English politician (b. 1918)
2004 - Kalevi Sorsa, Prime Minister of Finland (b. 1930)
2005 - Marjorie Williams, American journalist (b. 1958)
2006 - Stanley Biber, American physician, pioneer of transgender surgery, (b. 1923)
2007 - Ron Carey, American actor (b. 1935)
2007 - Benny Parsons, American racecar driver and commentator (b. 1941)
2009 - Joe Erskine, American boxer and long distance runner (b. 1930)
2009 - John Mortimer, British barrister, screenwriter and author. (b. 1923)
2009 - Andrew Wyeth, American realist painter (b. 1917)
2012 - Jimmy Castor, American pop and funk musician, died of heart failure at 71.
2012 - Gustav Leonhardt, Master Dutch harpsichordist, organist and conductor,dies at 87

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #118 on: January 17, 2013, 07:48:05 AM »
This Day in History for 17th January


Historical Events


                                               
Captain/Explorer James Cook              Confederate General James Longstreet               Author and Nobel
                                                                                                                              Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann

                                               
Musician Barry Manilow                           Country Singer Kenny Rogers              Basketball Player Dennis Rodman


1287 - King Alfonso III of Aragon invades Minorca.
1377 - Pope Gregory XI moves the Papacy back to Rome from Avignon.
1501 - Cesare Borgia returns in triumph to Rome from Romagna
1524 - Beginning of Giovanni da Verrazzano's voyage to find a passage to China.
1536 - Francois Rabelais absolved of apostasy by Pope Paul III
1562 - Edict of St Germain recognizes Huguenots in France
1584 - Bohemia adopts Gregorian calendar
1595 - French King Henri IV declares war on Spain
1601 - France gains Bresse, Bugey, Valromey & Gex in treaty with Spain
1605 - First publication of Don Quixote.
1656 - Brandenburg & Sweden sign Treaty of Königsberg
1718 - Avalanche destroys every building in Leukerbad, Switz; kills 53
1746 - Battle of Falkirk Muir, the Jacobites under Charles Stuart defeat Hanoverian forces.
1757 - German Diet declares war on Prussia
1773 - Capt James Cook becomes 1st to cross Antarctic Circle (66° 33' S)
1775 - 9 old women burnt as witches for causing bad harvests, Kalisk, Pol
1775 - R B Sheridan's "Rivals," premieres in London
1779 - Capt Cooks last notation in ship's log Discovery
1799 - Maltese patriot Dun Mikiel Xerri, along with a number of other patriots, was executed.
1821 - Mexico permits Moses Austin & 300 US families to settle in Texas
1827 - Duke of Wellington appointed British supreme commander
1832 - Johannes van den Bosch appointed gov-gen of Dutch-Indies
1852 - British recognize independence of Transvaal (in South Africa)
1861 - Flush toilet patented by Mr Thomas Crapper (Honest!)
1862 - -Jan 22nd) BBT Ft Henry, TN by USS Lexington
1863 - Civil War skirmish near Newtown, Virginia
1864 - General Longstreet's command ends heavy fighting at Dandridgem TN
1871 - 1st cable car patented, by Andrew S Hallidie (begins service in 1873)
1873 - A group of Modoc warriors defeat the United States Army in the First Battle of the
           Stronghold, a part of the Modoc War.
1874 - Armed Democrats seize Texas government ending Radical Reconstruction
1882 - 1st Dutch female physician Aletta Jacobs opens office
1885 - Brits beat Mahdists at Battle of Abu Klea in Sudan
1893 - -17°F (-27°C), Millsboro, Delaware (state record)
1893 - Queen Liliuokalani deposed, Kingdom of Hawaii becomes a republic
1895 - French president Casimir-Perier resigns
1895 - Félix Faure installed as president of France
1899 - US takes possession of Wake Island in Pacific
1904 - Anton Chekhov's "Cherry Orchard" opens at Moscow Art Theater
1905 - Punchboards patented by Charles Brewer & C G Scannell, Chicago
1911 - Failed assassination attempt on premier Briand in French Assembly
1911 - Percy Mackaye's "Scarecrow," premieres in NYC
1912 - Robert Scott expedition arrives at South Pole, 1 month after Amundsen
1913 - Raymond Poincaré elected president of France
1914 - Gerhart Hauptmann's "Der Bogen des Odysseus," premieres in Berlin
1915 - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek's Hospital in Amsterdam opens
1915 - Russia occupies Bukovina & Western Ukraine
1916 - 1st PGA Championship: Jim Barnes at Siwanoy CC Bronxville NY
1916 - Professional Golfer Association (PGA) forms in NYC
1917 - US pays Denmark $25 million for Virgin Islands (or 3/21)
1920 - Paul Deschanel elected president of France
1923 - Belgian Working people Party protest against occupied Ruhrgebied
1923 - Origin of Brown lunation numbers
1928 - 1st fully automatic photographic film developing machine patented
1929 - Popeye makes 1st appearance, in comic strip "Thimble Theater"
1933 - Bradman takes second Test wicket, Hammond, bowled
1934 - Carl Hubbell, NL MVP winner, gets $18,000 contract by the NY Giants
1934 - Electric Home & Farm Authority incorporated
1934 - NY Giants reward MVP pitcher Carl Hubbell with $18,000 contract
1938 - Supreme Soviet elects Michail Kalinin as presidium chairman
1939 - Ed Barrow is elected Yankee president succeeding deceased J Ruppert
1941 - Kuomintang forces under orders from Chiang Kai-Shek open fire at communist forces, resuming the Chinese Civil War after World War II.
1943 - Tin Can Drive Day
1944 - Korvet Violet sinks U-641 in Atlantic Ocean
1945 - Auschwitz concentration camp begins evacuation
1945 - Gilbert Dodds, record miler (4:05.3), retires to do gospel work
1945 - Liberation of Warsaw by Soviet troops (end of Nazi occupation)
1945 - Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews from the Nazis, arrested by secret police in Hungary
1946 - United Nations Security Council holds its 1st meeting
1947 - Muiden Neth ammunition factory explodes, 16 die
1948 - Netherlands & Indonesia agree to a cease fire
1948 - Trial of 11 US Communist party members begins in NYC
1949 - The Goldbergs, the first sitcom on American television, first airs.
1950 - "Alive & Kicking" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 46 perfs
1950 - The Great Brinks Robbery - 11 men rob $1.2M cash & $1.5M securities from armored car company Brink's offices in Boston, Massachusetts
1951 - China refuses ceases-fire in Korea
1954 - Jacques Cousteau's 1st network telecast airs on "Omnibus" (CBS)
1954 - NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 20-9
1954 - Suggs Louise wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open (Cloister)
1955 - Submarine Nautilus begins 1st nuclear-powered test voyage
1957 - 9-county commission recommends creation of BART
1959 - "Say, Darling" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 332 performances
1960 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational
1960 - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-21
1961 - Eisenhower allegedly orders assassination of Congo's Lumumba
1961 - President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers a televised farewell address to the nation three days before leaving office, in which he warns against the accumulation of power by the "military-industrial complex".
1962 - A NASA civilian pilot Neil A Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690 m
1962 - Roy Harris' 8th Symphony, premieres in SF
1963 - Joe Walker takes X-15 to altitude of 82 km
1963 - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 67 points vs LA
1966 - B-52/KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die
1966 - Martin Luther King Jr opens campaign in Chicago
1968 - Soyuz 4 & 5 completed 1st docking of 2 manned spacecraft
1969 - Beatles release Yellow Submarine album in UK
1969 - Debut album of Led Zeppelin released in US
1969 - Soyuz 5 lands
1970 - 357 baseball players are available in the free-agent draft
1970 - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-3
1970 - John M Burgess installed as bishop of Protestant Episcopals (Mass)
1970 - Sporting News names Willie Mays as Player of the Decade for the 1960s
1971 - Super Bowl V: Balt Colts-16, Dallas Cowboys-13 in Miami Superbowl MVP: Chuck Howley,
           Dallas, LB
1972 - Section of Memphis' Highway 51 South renamed Elvis Presley Blvd
1973 - City of Amsterdam decides to support Hanoi
1973 - New Philippine constitution names Marcos president for life
1974 - Styne, Comdem & Green's musical "Lorelei," premieres in NYC
1976 - "I Write the Songs" by Barry Manilow hits #1
1976 - Hermes rocket launched by European Space Agency
1977 - KC releases Tommy Davis, ends an 18-year career with 10 teams
1977 - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 24-14
1977 - Zaire president Mobutu visits Belgium
1979 - NY Islanders didn't get a shot off in 1 period against NY Rangers
1979 - Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran
1979 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1980 - NASA launches Fltsatcom-3
1981 - Philippino president Marcos ends state of siege
1982 - "Cold Sunday" in the United States would see temperatures fall to their lowest levels in over 100 years in numerous cities.
1983 - 10th American Music Award: Kenny Rogers
1983 - Alabama Gov George C Wallace, becomes governor for record 4th time
1983 - Nigeria expels 2 million illegal aliens, mostly Ghanaians
1984 - Supreme Court rules (5-4) oks private use of home VCRs to tape TV programs for later
           viewing does not violate federal copyright laws
1985 - Azharuddin scores second Test century in second Test (v England)
1986 - Tim Witherspoon beats Tony Tubbs in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1987 - Pres Reagan signs secret order permitting covert sale of arms to Iran
1988 - "Teddy & Alice" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 77 performances
1988 - Leslie Manigay elected president of Haiti
1989 - Al Arbour wins his 600th NHL game as coach
1989 - Gunman opens fire in California schoolyard; 5 students slain, 30 wounded
1989 - Murden & Metz are 1st women to reach South Pole overland (on skis)
1989 - Phoenix Suns cancel game at Miami Heat, due to racial unrest in Miami
1990 - 5th Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards: Bobby Darin
1990 - Dave Stewart signs record $3,500,000 per year Oak A's contract
1990 - Who, Simon & Garfunkel, 4 Seasons, 4 Tops, Hank Ballard, Platters &
1990 - Kinks inducted into Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
1991 - Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles on Israel
1991 - Mountie Jacques Rougeau beats Hart for WWF intercontinental title
1991 - Operation Desert Storm begins-US led allies vs Iraq
1991 - Operation Desert Storm: 1st US pilot shot down (Jeffrey Zahn)
1991 - Harald V becomes King of Norway on the death of his father, Olav V.
1992 - Sarah Ferguson attends dinner of Everglades club (club excludes Jews)
1993 - 14th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 32 awards
1993 - Russian Irina Privalova cycles world record 300m indoor (35.45")
1994 - 6.6 Earthquake hits Los Angeles killing 60, $30B in damage
1994 - Liz Taylor released from the hospital after hip treatment
1995 - "Carousel" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 322 performances
1995 - 7.2 earthquake destroys Kobe Japan (5,372 die)
1995 - Australia beat Australia A 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
1995 - LA Rams announce that they are moving to St Louis
1996 - The Czech Republic applies for membership of the European Union.
1997 - NBA suspends Dennis Rodman indefinitely for kicking cameraman
1998 - Pres Clinton faces sexual harrament charges from Paula Jones
2001 - President Bill Clinton posthumously raises Meriwether Lewis' rank from Lieutenant to Captain.
2002 - Mount Nyiragongo erupts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, displacing an estimated 400,000 people.
2007 - The Doomsday Clock is set to five minutes to midnight in response to North Korea nuclear
            testing.
2010 - 2010 &ndash: 2010 Penang dragon boat accident occurs in Penang, Malaysia

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #119 on: January 17, 2013, 07:49:14 AM »
This Day in History for 17th January


Famous Weddings


38 BC - Roman Republican Leader Octavian, later Augustus 1st Roman Emperor, marries Livia Drusilla.
1926 - George Burns marries Gracie Allen