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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #1050 on: August 12, 2013, 08:50:03 AM »
This Day in History for 12th August


Famous Birthdays


                                   
Physicist and Nobel Laureate                   Actress Jane Wyatt (1910)                 Tennis Player Pete Sampras (1971)
Erwin Schrodinger (1887)


1503 - Christian III, king of Denmark/Norway (1534-59)
1566 - Isabella CE, infante of Spain/governess of the Netherlands
1592 - Willem earl of Nassau-Siegen, Dutch gov (Fort Emmerik/Heusden)
1604 - Tokugawa Iemitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1651)
1620 - Pieter Cuypers, S Neth lawyer
1626 - Giovanni Legrenzi, composer
1629 - Tsar Alexei I of Russia (d. 1676)
1644 - Georg Christoph Leuttner, composer
1644 - Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, composer
1647 - Johann Heinrich Acker, German writer (d. 1719)
1686 - John Balguy, English philosopher (d. 1748)
1696 - Maurice Greene, composer
1720 - Martin Gerbert, [von Hornau], prince-abbot/music historian
1720 - Konrad Ekhof, German actor (d. 1778)
1744 - Rowland Hill, preacher
1751 - Johann Baptist Lasser, composer
1753 - Thomas Bewick, England, artist (British Birds, Aesop's Fables)
1757 - ALF, alien life form (ALF)
1762 - King George IV of the United Kingdom (1820-30)
1774 - Robert Southey, English poet laureate/biographer of Nelson
1778 - Francis Horner, politician
1781 - Robert Mills, US, architect (Washington Monument)
1819 - Daniel Davidson Bidwell, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1864
1820 - Oliver Mowat, a founder of the Canadian Confederation
1825 - Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley, composer
1829 - John Horace Forney, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1902
1832 - Hely Hutchinson Almond, politician/doctor
1833 - William Price Sanders, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
1838 - Joseph Barnby, conductor/academic principal
1848 - Macellus Emants, Dutch writer/poet (Along the Nile)
1849 - Abbott Handerson Thayer, painter/naturalist
1853 - Jean Louis Nicode, composer
1854 - Alfred Gilbert, sculptor/goldsmith
1854 - Johannes P Kelly, Dutch [Kellij], actor/operetta writer
1856 - "Diamond Jim" Brady, American financier (d. 1917)
1859 - Katharine Lee Bates, US, author (America the Beautiful)
1866 - Jacinto Benavente y Martínez, Spanish playwright (Nobel 1922)
1867 - Edith Hamilton, US, writer (Mythology)
1868 - Frederick JNT lord Chelmsford, viceroy of British-India (1916-21)
1872 - Princess Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1956)
1875 - Ettore Panizza, composer
1875 - Mezio Agostini, composer
1876 - Mary Roberts Rinehart, mystery writer (Miss Pinkerton)
1880 - Christy Mathewson, HOF baseball pitcher (Won 37 in 1908)
1880 - Marguerite "John" Radclyffe-Hall, author
1881 - Cecil B deMille, Mass, directed God (10 Commandments, Cleopatra)
1881 - Vaclav Vackar, composer
1883 - Jan Schouten, Dutch co-founder (Daily Trouw)/chairman (ARP)
1883 - Pauline Frederick, American actress (d. 1938)
1884 - Frank Arthur Swinnerton, England, novelist (Summer Storm, Sanctuary)
1885 - Alexander Albrecht, composer
1885 - Jean Cabannes, French physicist (d. 1959)
1885 - Marion Lorne, American actress (d. 1968)
1886 - Sir Keith Murdoch, Australian journalist and newspaper owner (d. 1952)
1887 - Erwin Schrodinger, Vienna Austria, physicist and Nobel Prize Laureate, (d. 1961)
1888 - Marion Lorne, Phila, actress (Strangers on a Train, Girl Rush)
1888 - Willem Vogt, Dutch radio pioneer/founder (AVRO)
1889 - Zerna Sharp, American writer and educator (Dick and Jane) (d. 1981)
1890 - Al Goodman, Nikopol Russia, orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour)
1893 - Howard Smith, Attleboro Mass, actor (Harvey Griffin-Hazel)
1897 - Manuel Blancafort, composer
1897 - Otto (von) Struve, German/US dir (Yerkes/MacDonald observatory)
1897 - Ramon Gonzalez Barron, composer
1898 - Oscar Homolka, Vienna Austria, actor (I Remember Mama)
1899 - Alfred Kantorowicz, German historian (Spanish Diary)
1899 - Ben Sealey, West Indian cricketer (d. 1963)
1900 - Jose Ignacio Prieto Arrizubieta, composer
1903 - Frances Clode, CEO (WRVS)
1904 - Aleksei N Romanov, son of Tsar Nicholas II [OS=July 30]
1904 - Frank Ervin, harness racer (Hambletonian 1959, 66)
1904 - Kay Campbell, [Catherine Hibben], actress (All My Children)
1905 - Joan [Jacobus J] Remmelts, Dutch actor (Jantjes, Twee Vorstinnen)
1906 - Harry Hopman, Australian-born tennis player and coach (d. 1985)
1906 - Tedd Pierce, American animator (d. 1972)
1907 - James Herbert Lloyd Morrell, bishop
1907 - Joe Besser, American actor and comedian (d. 1988)
1908 - Lord Renton, QC/British government minister
1909 - Maurice Heath, air marshal
1909 - Richard Bare, American director
1910 - Baroness Phillips, pres/general secretary (Natl Association of Women)
1910 - Heinrich Sutermeister, Swiss composer (Romeo & Juliet)
1910 - Jane Wyatt, Mahwah, New Jersey, American actress (Father Knows Best, Star Trek), (d.
           2006)
1910 - Yusof bin Ishak, first President of Singapore (d. 1970)
1911 - Cantinflas, [Mario Moreno], Mexico, actor (Around World in 80 Days)
1912 - Samuel Fuller, Worchester Mass, actor (Return to Salem's Lot)
1913 - Kurt Kaszner, Vienna Austria, actor (Cmdr Fitzhugh-Land of the Giants)
1914 - [Hendrik] Jan Bakker, Dutch resistance fighter/journalist (Parool)
1914 - Gerd Buchdahl, German philosopher (d. 2001)
1914 - Ruth Lowe, Canadian pianist and composer (I'll Never Smile Again) (d. 1981)
1915 - Alex Wojciechowicz, NFL center (Lions, Eagles)
1915 - Michael Kidd, American choreographer (d. 2007)
1917 - Douglas Gunsekera, banker
1918 - Guy Gibson, British aviator, awarded Victoria Cross (d. 1944)
1919 - Michael Kidd, [Milton Greenwald] choreographer (7 Brides for 7 Bros)
1919 - Peter Ambrose Cyprian Luke, playwright
1919 - Vikram Sarabhai, Indian physicist (d. 1971)
1920 - Percy Mayfield, US singer (Please Send Me Someone to Love)
1920 - Peter West, British sports commentator
1921 - Marjorie Reynolds, [Goodspeed], Buhl Id, actress (Peggy-Life of Riley)
1921 - Patrick Howard-Dobson, president (Royal British Legion)
1922 - Andre Kloos, Dutch trade union leader (NVV/VARA)
1922 - Lord Colinbrook, British government minister
1923 - John Holt Jr, cricketer (WI batsman in 17 Tests, 1066 runs at 36 75)
1924 - Derek Shackleton, England cricket pace bowler (50's)
1924 - Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, leader of Pakistan (d. 1988)
1925 - Dale L Bumpers, (Sen-D Arkansas, 1975- )
1925 - Earl Coleman, singer
1925 - Norris McWhirter, author (Guinness Book of World Records)
1925 - Robin Nicholson, metallurgist
1925 - Ross McWhirter, author (Guinness Book of World Records)
1925 - George Wetherill, American scientist (d. 2006)
1926 - John Derek, Los Angeles California, actor/director (10, Annapolis Story)
1926 - Joe Jones, American R&B singer (d. 2005)
1926 - Wallace Markfield, American writer (d. 2002)
1927 - Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich, cellist/conductor
1927 - Ralph Waite, White Plains NY, actor (John-Waltons, Roots)
1927 - Porter Wagoner, country singer, discovered Dolly Parton (Y'All Come), (d. 2007)
1928 - Charles Blackman, Australian artist
1928 - Bob Buhl, American baseball player (d. 2001)
1929 - Buck Owens, [Alvis Edgar], Sherman Texas, country singer (Hee Haw)
1929 - Charles Moore, Coatsville Pa, 400m hurdler (Oly-gold/silver-52)
1929 - Joji Yuasa, composer
1930 - Ronald James Herron, architect
1930 - Jacques Tits, Belgian mathematician
1931 - William Goldman, author
1932 - Queen Ferekit, of Thailand (Queens Day)
1932 - Sergey Mikhaylovich Slonimsky, composer
1932 - Charlie O'Donnell, American game show announcer
1934 - Kenneth Eaton, Controller (British Navy)
1935 - Karl Mickel, writer
1935 - John Cazale, Italian-American actor (d. 1978)
1936 - Geoff Hamilton, gardner/journalist
1936 - Gerard Masson, composer
1936 - Hans Haacke, Cologne Germany, artist (Right to Life, Dripper Boxes)
1936 - John Poindexter, US Chief of Staff
1937 - Walter Dean Myers, African-American author
1938 - Anthony Joliffe, mayor of London
1938 - Jean-Paul L'Allier, Canadian Mayor of Quebec
1939 - George Hamilton, Memphis Tn, (Love at 1st Bite, Where the Boys Are)
1939 - Pam Ryan-Kilborn, Australia, hurdler (Olympic-silver-1968)
1939 - Roy Romanow, Canadian politician
1940 - Alexander Yossifov, composer
1940 - Eddie Barlow, cricketer (Great South African all-rounder)
1940 - Michael Brunson, TV reporter/newscaster/actor (Never Say Die)
1941 - Deborah Walley, Bridgeport Ct, actress (Mothers-in-Law, Beach Blanket)
1941 - Jennifer Warren, NYC, actress (Slap Shot, Fatal Beauty, Mutant)
1941 - Réjean Ducharme, Quebec novelist and playwright
1942 - Elizabeth Appleby, QC
1943 - William Mac Lance "Tiny" McCloud, musician/songwriter
1944 - Donna Michele, playmate (Dec, 1963)/actress (Beach Blanket Bingo)
1944 - Peter Hofmann, German tenor
1947 - Sam Rosen, American sportscaster
1948 - Cliff Fish, rocker (Paper Lace)
1948 - Graham Zellick, principal (Queen Mary & Westfield College London)
1948 - Ron Mael, [J Ronald Day], Culver City Ca, rock keyboardist (Sparks)
1949 - Anthony Akerman, South Africa, director
1949 - Fernando Collor de Mello, president of Brazil (1990-92)
1949 - Mark Knopfler, guitar/vocals (Dire Straits-Sultans of Swing)
1949 - Panagiotis Chinofotis, Greek politician
1950 - Kid Creole, [August Darnell], rocker/actor (Obsession A Taste of Fear)
1950 - Jim Beaver, American actor and writer
1951 - Charles E Brady Jr, Pinehurst NC, Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 78)
1951 - Hector Rodriguez, Cuba, lightweight judo (Olympic-gold-1976)
1951 - Willie Horton, American murderer and rapist
1952 - Chen Kaige, Chinese film director
1954 - Sam J. Jones [Samuel Gerald], Chicago, Illinois, American actor (Flash Gordon, Code Red)
1954 - Pat Metheny, jazz guitarist (As Wichita Falls)
1955 - Heintje, [Hendrik Simons], Dutch singer (Mama)
1955 - Ann M. Martin, American author
1956 - Bruce Greenwood, actor (Spy, Another Chance, Malibu Bikini Shop)
1956 - Sidath Wettimuny, Sri Lanka cricket opener (190 v England Lords 1984)
1956 - Terry Taylor, [Paul Klause], wrestler (WCW/WWF/NWA, Red Rooster)
1959 - Lynette Woodard, Wichita Ks, (Olympic-gold-1984, Harlem Globetrotter)
1960 - Lonny Chin, Liverpool England, playmate (Jan, 1983)
1960 - Morty Black, heavy metal rocker (TNT-7 Seas)
1960 - Laurent Fignon, French cyclist
1961 - Pete De Freitas, rocker (Echo & the Bunnymen-Heaven Up Here)
1961 - Roy Hay, guitarist (Culture Club-Do You Really Want to Hurt Me)
1961 - Lawrence Hayward, English musician (Felt, Denim, Go Kart Mozart)
1961 - Mark Priest, New Zealand cricketer
1962 - Miss Cleo, American psychic
1963 - Sir Mix A Lot, American rapper
1965 - Angeliki Kanellopoulou, Greece, tennis star
1965 - Barry Manuel, Mamou LA, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
1965 - Peter Krause, American actor
1966 - Bruce Covernton, CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders)
1966 - Dean Hartgraves, Bakersfield CA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
1966 - Gordy Morgan, Minneapolis MN, 163 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Oly-96)
1966 - Greg Manusky, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
1966 - Les Ferdinand, English footballer
1967 - Andrew Glover, NFL tight end (Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings)
1967 - Tom Holkenborg, drummer (Weekend at Waikiki)
1967 - Regilio Tuur, Dutch boxer
1967 - Andrey Plotnikov, Russian race walker
1967 - Andy Hui, Hong Kong actor and singer
1968 - Viktor Karatchoun, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Oly-98)
1968 - Andras Jones, American actor
1969 - Kitty G, [Katia Geiger], Leningrad Russia, cable tv actress
1969 - Lincoln Coleman, NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons)
1969 - Nate Gwynne, Davis California, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
1969 - Stuart Williams, cricketer (West Indian opening batsman 1994- )
1969 - Aga Muhlach, Filipino actor
1970 - Alison Inverarity, Australian high jumper (Olympics-8th-92, 96)
1970 - Anthony Swofford, American novelist
1970 - Jim Schlossnagle, baseball coach
1970 - Charles Mesure, British actor
1971 - Jim Walker, Sydney NSW Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)
1971 - Pete Sampras, Washington, D.C., tennis champ (14 grand slam titles)
1972 - Allison Cook, Australian basketballl player (Olympics-bronze-96)
1972 - Del "The Funkee Homosapian", rapper
1972 - John Jones, WLAF guard (Rhein Fire)
1972 - Rebecca Gayheart, actress (Hannah Mayberry-Loving)
1972 - Takanohana, Sumo yokozuna
1972 - Mark Kinsella, Irish footballer
1972 - Gyanendra Pandey, Indian cricketer
1973 - Latasha Byears, WNBA guard (Sacramento Monarchs)
1973 - Moses Ware, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
1973 - Todd Marchant, Buffalo NY, NHL center (Edmonton Oilers)
1973 - Sayyed Muqtada al-Sadr - son of Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr
1973 - Joseba Beloki, Spanish cyclist
1973 - Jonathan Coachman, American professional wrestler and executive
1973 - Richard Reid, British terrorist, referred to as the "shoe bomber".
1973 - Grey DeLisle, American voice actress
1974 - Peter Pucher, hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
1974 - Wendy Palmer, WNBA forward (Utah Starzz)
1975 - Anders Myrvold, Lorenskog Nor, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
1975 - Paul Gaudoin, Australian field hockey halfback (Olympics-96)
1975 - Raegan Scott, WNBA forward/center (Utah Starzz)
1975 - Regan Upshaw, defensive end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1975 - Robyn Hancock, Grand Rapids Ohio, Miss America-Ohio (1997)
1975 - Casey Affleck, American actor
1976 - Antoine Walker, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
1976 - Mikko Viljami "Linde" Lindström, Finnish guitarist
1976 - Wednesday 13, American musician (Wednesday 13, Murderdolls)
1976 - Richard McCourt, English children's television presenter
1976 - Henry Tuilagi, Samoan rugby player
1976 - Pedro Collins, West Indian cricketer
1977 - Iva Majoli, Zagreb Croatia, tennis star (1996 Pan Pacific)
1977 - Jesper Grønkjær, Danish footballer
1977 - Plaxico Burress, American football player
1977 - Park Yong-ha, South Korean actor and singer
1978 - Hayley Wickenheiser, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
1978 - Chris Chambers, American football player
1979 - D.J. Houlton, American baseball player
1979 - Cindy Klassen, Canadian speed skater
1980 - Maggie Lawson, American actress
1980 - Matt Thiessen, Canadian/American musician (Relient K)
1980 - Dominique Swain, American actress
1980 - Jade Villalon, American singer/songwriter
1981 - Tony Capaldi, Northern Ireland footballer
1981 - Djibril Cissé, French footballer
1982 - Alexandros Tzorvas, Greek footballer
1983 - Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Dutch footballer
1984 - Marian Rivera, Philippine actress
1990 - Mario Balotelli, Italian footballer

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #1051 on: August 12, 2013, 08:55:51 AM »
This Day in History for 12th August


Famous Deaths


                                   
Poet/Artist William Blake (1827)           Father of the Modern Submarine              Novelist Thomas Mann (1955)
                                                                John Philip Holland (1914)


Chemist/Nobel Laureate Karl Ziegler (1973)


30 BC - Cleopatra VII Philopator, the last ruler of the Egyptian Ptolemaic dynasty, commits suicide
            allegedly by inducing an asp (Egyptian cobra) to bite her
875 - Louis II, king of Italy/emperor of France, dies at about 50
1158 - Anselmus van Havelberg, Brandenburg bshp of Havelberg (1129-55), dies
1350 - Philip VI, king of France, dies
1424 - Yongle, Emperor of China (b. 1360)
1484 - Sixtus IV, [Francesco della Rovere], Pope (1471-84), dies
1484 - George of Trebizond, Greek philosopher (b. 1395)
1546 - Francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies
1577 - Thomas Smith, English diplomat and scholar (b. 1513)
1588 - Alfonso Ferrabosco, composer, dies at 45
1612 - Giovanni Gabrieli, Italian composer (Madrigali), dies at about 60
1633 - Jacopo Peri, Itallian opera composer, dies at 71
1638 - Johannes Althusius, [Althaut], German lawyer, dies at about 81
1648 - Ibrahim I, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1615)
1654 - Cornelis Haga, ambassador to Constantinople (1611-39), dies at 76
1660 - Gilbertus van Zinnik, Flemish architect, dies at about 33
1674 - Philippe de Champaigne, painter, dies
1675 - Karl Rabenhaupt, German/Neth baron of Sucha/army leader, dies at 73
1676 - King Philip, [Metacomet], leader Wampanoag-indians, shot to death
1689 - Innocent XI, [Benedetto Odescalchi], Pope (1676-89), dies at 78
1715 - Nahum Tate, English poet/playwright/poet laureate, dies
1728 - Henricus Zwaardecroon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies, dies at 61
1750 - Rachel Ruysch, royal painter of soverign Johan von de Pfalz, dies
1778 - Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, British general and politician (b. 1714)
1797 - Ignaz Franz Xaver Kurzinger, composer, dies at 73
1809 - Mikhail Kamensky, Russian field marshal (b. 1738)
1810 - Etienne Louis Geoffroy, French pharmacist and entomologist (b. 1725)
1811 - John FE Acton, cruel premier of Naples, dies at 77
1812 - Jean Joseph Rodolphe, composer, dies at 81
1822 - Robert Stewart, 2nd marguess of Londonderry, commits suicide, dies
1827 - William Blake, English poet/painter, dies at 69
1830 - Franz de Paula Roser, composer, dies at 50
1848 - George Stephenson, locomotive engineer, dies
1849 - Abraham AA "Albert" Gallatin, Min of Finance (1801-14), dies at 88
1857 - William Daniel Conybeare, geologist, dies
1861 - Eliphalet Remington, American inventor, designer of the Remington rifle (b. 1793)
1864 - Sakuma Shōzan, Japanese reformer (b. 1811)
1865 - William Jackson Hooker, botanist, dies
1877 - James Drummond, historical painter, dies
1883 - Last Quagga, (zebra with less slashes), dies in Amsterdam zoo
1885 - Georg Curtius, German classical/linguist/philologist, dies at 65
1891 - James Russell Lowell, poet/critic/diplomat, dies
1896 - Thomas Chamberlain, officer of the 20th Maine at the Battle of Gettysburg
1900 - James E Keeler, US astronomer (rings of Saturn), dies at 42
1900 - Wilhelm Steinitz, Austrian chess player (b. 1836)
1901 - Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Finnish-Swedish explorer (b. 1832)
1911 - Jozef Israels, painter, dies
1911 - Petrus H Hugenholtz, Dutch reformist vicar (Levenslicht), dies at 79
1914 - John Philip Holland, submarine designer, dies at 74
1918 - Anna Held, Polish-born actress and singer (b. 1872)
1922 - Arthur Griffith, Irish nationalist/president (Sinn Fein), dies
1928 - Leoš Janáček, Czech composer (b. 1854)
1934 - Hendrik P Berlage, architect (Stock exchange Amsterdam), dies at 78
1935 - Friedrich Schottky, German mathematician (b. 1851)
1938 - Ludwig Borchardt, German egyptologist, dies at 74
1941 - Bobby Peel, cricketer (took 102 wickets for England), dies
1943 - Georges Martin Witkowski, composer, dies at 76
1944 - Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., brother of President John F. Kennedy (b. 1915)
1948 - Harry Brearley, English inventor (b. 1871)
1952 - David Bergelson, Yiddish language writer (b. 1884)
1955 - Thomas Mann, German writer (Dr Faustus, Nobel 1929), dies at 80
1955 - James B. Sumner, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1887)
1959 - Mike O'Neill, Irish-born American baseball player (b. 1877)
1964 - Ian L Fleming, British journalist/writer (James Bond), dies at 56
1968 - Pieter J Auld, mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52), dies at 81
1968 - Esther Forbes, American novelist (b. 1891)
1969 - Dick Ryan, actor (For Heaven's Sake), dies after long illness at 72
1973 - John Clay, cricketer (Glamorgan offie in only Test 1935), dies
1973 - Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1881)
1973 - Karl Ziegler, German chemist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 74
1976 - Thomas Edward Driberg, 1st baron Bradwell, journalist, dies
1982 - Helvi Lemmikke Leiviska, composer, dies at 80
1982 - Henry Fonda, actor (On Golden Pond), dies of heart disease at 77
1982 - Joe Tex, rocker, dies at 49
1982 - Salvador Sanchez, Mexican boxer (b. 1959)
1982 - Varlam Shalamov, Russian writer (b. 1907)
1983 - Henry Gifford Vivian, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ, 17 wkts), dies
1985 - Marcel Mihalovici, composer, dies at 86
1985 - Manfred Winkelhock, German race car driver (b. 1951)
1988 - Jean-Michel Basquiat, US musician/graffiti painter (Gray, SAMO), dies
1989 - William Shockley, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1910)
1989 - Samuel Okwaraji, Nigerian footballer (b. 1964)
1990 - Dorothy Mackaill, actress (Love Affair), dies of kidney failure at 87
1990 - Sara Seegar, [Stone], actor (Mystery of Room 13), dies at 76
1990 - B. Kliban, American cartoonist (b. 1935)
1991 - Irene Campbell, British actress/dancer (Wicker Man, St Justice), dies
1991 - William Gordon, screenwriter (Back to Bataan), dies
1992 - Beverley Brooks, dies of a stroke at 63
1992 - John Cage, avante-garde composer, dies of a stroke at 79
1992 - Lady Rothermere, [Bubbles], wife of British newspaper magnate, dies
1992 - Queen Mother of Oman, dies
1993 - Jerome Thor, actor (Riot in Juvenile Prison), dies of cardiac at 69
1994 - Gene Cherico, bassist, dies at 59
1994 - Manfred Salzgeber, German film distributor/publicist, dies at about 51
1995 - Frank Cvitanovich, film maker, dies at 68
1996 - Anthony Derrick Parsons, diplomat, dies at 73
1996 - Victor Ambartsumian, astrophysicist, dies at 87
1997 - Luther Allison, blues performer (Motown), dies of cancer at 57
1999 - Jean Drapeau, Quebec politician, mayor of Montreal (b. 1916)
2000 - Loretta Young, American actress (b. 1913)
2002 - Enos Slaughter, American baseball player (b. 1916)
2004 - Sir Godfrey Hounsfield, English electrical engineer and inventor, Nobel laureate (b. 1919)
2004 - Peter Woodthorpe, British actor (b. 1931)
2005 - John Loder, co-founder of the anarcho-punk band CRASS (b. 1946)
2007 - Merv Griffin, American television host and game show creator (b. 1925)
2007 - Mike Wieringo, American comic book artist (b. 1963)
2008 - Christie Allen, British-Australian pop singer (b. 1954)
2009 - Les Paul, American musician (b. 1915)
2009 - Les Paul (Lester William Polsfuss) American musician and inventor aged 94
2010 - Richie Hayward, American musician (Little Feat) (b. 1946)
2010 - Isaac Bonewits, founder of U.S. Druid organization Ar Ndraiocht Fein (b. 1949)
2010 - Guido de Marco, 6th president of Malta, 45th President of the United Nations General
           Assembly (b. 1931)
2011 - Robert Robinson, British television presenter (Ask The Family, Call My Bluff) (b. 1927)

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #1052 on: August 13, 2013, 07:30:12 AM »
This Day in History for 13th August


Historical Events


                                   
French Enlightenment Philosopher                    Queen of France                          Dictator of Nazi Germany
Voltaire                                                            Marie Antoinette                                           Adolf Hitler

                  
Nazi Politician                                         33rd US President Harry Truman
Hermann Goering


3114 BC - According to the Lounsbury correlation, the start of the Maya calendar.
523 - St John I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1099 - Raniero elected as Pope Paschal II
1326 - Aradia de Toscano, according to legend/folklore, is initiated into a Dianic witchcraft cult and
           subsequently founds the tradition of Stregheria, later known as the Malandanti.
1415 - King Henry V of England army lands on mouth of Seine River
1516 - The Treaty of Noyon between France and Spain is signed. Francis recognises Charles's claim
           to Naples, and Charles recognises Francis's claim to Milan.
1521 - Spanish conquerors Tenochtitlan (Mexico City) from Aztecs
1536 - Buddhist monks from Kyōto's Enryaku Temple set fire to 21 Nichiren temples throughout
           Kyoto in the Tenbun Hokke Disturbance. (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1536).
1553 - Michael Servetus is arrested by John Calvin in Geneva as a heretic.
1578 - Duke French van Anjou recognized as protector of Netherlands
1608 - John Smith's story of Jamestown's 1st days submitted for publication
1624 - Cardinal Richelieu appointed Chief Minister of France by Louis XIII
1630 - Ferdinand II fires supreme commander Albrecht von Wallenstein
1642 - Christiaan Huygens discovers Martian south polar cap
1645 - Sweden & Denmark sign Peace of Brömsebro
1651 - Litchfield, CT founded
1695 - -15] French troops under Villeroi shoot in Brussels
1696 - State of Drenthe accredits Willem III as mayor
1704 - French & Bavarian forces were routed by a combined British, German & Dutch army at
           Blenheim, Germany
1713 - King Frederik Willem declares war on Brandenburg-Prussia
1732 - Voltaire's "Zaire," premieres in Paris
1740 - Hunger strike in Rotterdam
1784 - English parliament accept India Act
1788 - Prussia joins Anglo-Dutch alliance to form Triple Alliance to prevent spread of Russo-Swedish
           War of 1788-90
1792 - Revolutionaries imprison French royals including Marie Antoinette
1799 - English fleet under lord Seymour overthrows Suriname
1814 - Cape of Good Hope formally ceded to British by the Dutch
1814 - Treaty of London-Netherland stops transporting slaves
1864 - Battle of Deep Bottom VA (Strawberry Plains) & Fussell's Mill VA
1868 - Earthquakes kill 25,000 & causes $300 million damages (Peru & Ecuador)
1876 - Wagner's "Of the Ring," premieres
1881 - Henry Morton Stanley signs contract with Congolese monarch
1889 - William Gray patents coin-operated telephone
1892 - US black newspaper "Afro-American" begins publishing from Baltimore
1898 - US forces under George Dewey captures Manila during Spanish-Amer war
1902 - England beat Australia by one wicket at The Oval Famous victory
1906 - Black soldiers raid Brownsville Texas
1906 - Cub's Pitcher Jack Taylor ends a string of completing 202 games (187 complete, 15 relief) by
           Dodgers in 3rd inning
1907 - 1st taxicab (NYC)
1908 - Cy Young Day in Boston, he pitches briefly against an All-Star team
1910 - Dodgers & Pirates play to 8-8 tie, both have 38 at bats, 13 hits, 12 assists, 2 errors, 5
           strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 pass ball & 1 hit by pitch
1913 - Otto Witte, an acrobat, is purportedly crowned King of Albania.
1913 - Invention of stainless steel by Harry Brearley.
1914 - -14] German army occupies forts at Luik
1914 - Carl Wickman begins Greyhound, the 1st US bus line, in Minnesota
1914 - France declares war on Austria-Hungary, leading to WW I
1917 - Phillies steal 5 bases in an inning against Braves
1918 - Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) established as a public company in Germany.
1919 - British troops fire on Amritsar India demonstrators; killing 350
1919 - Man o'War's only defeat (Upset wins at Saratoga)
1920 - 24th US Golf Open: Ted Ray shoots a 295 at Inverness Club in Ohio
1921 - Simon Kaufman & Marc Connelly's "Dulcy," premieres in NYC
1923 - Germany: Gustav Stresemann becomes premier of coalition government
1923 - Turkish National Congress selects Moestafa Kemal Pasja as president
1923 - US Steel Corp initiates 8th-hour work day
1928 - Soviet Union Spartacan Games begins
1931 - Cin Red Tony Cuccinello goes 6 for 6
1932 - Hitler refuses Von Hindenburg's proposal to become vice-chancellor
1932 - Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing homers & wins game 1-0 in 10 tying
1933 - 16th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Blue Mound CC Milwaukee
1933 - Jacques van Egmond becomes world champion amateur cyclist
1935 - Transcontinental Roller Derby begins (Chicago Coliseum)
1937 - Japanese attack Shanghai
1937 - Battle of Shanghai begins.
1939 - Yankees set AL shutout margin with 21-0 victory over A's
1939 - Sabotage suspected in crash of 'City of San Francisco'
1940 - Germany air attack on South England (Battle of Britain begins)
1940 - Hermann Goering's "Adler Tag" 45-48 German aircrafts shotdown over
           South-England
1941 - Red army evacuates Smolensk
1943 - Red army recaptures Spas-Demensk
1944 - British 8th army occupies Florence
1944 - Generals Montgomery/Dempsey/Bradley discuss naderende breakthrough
1944 - Jackie Gleason-Les Tremayne show premieres on NBC radio
1946 - Britain transfers illegal immigrants bound to Palestine, to Cyprus
1948 - Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game
1950 - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship
1950 - Pres Harry Truman gives military aid to Vietnamese regime Bao-Dai
1951 - Great-Britain & Iraq sign new oil contract
1953 - 4-5 million French go on strike against economizations
1953 - Pres Eisenhower establishes Government Contract Compliance Committee
1953 - US Gen Omar Bradley's becomes chief of staff
1954 - 21st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 31, All-Stars 6 (93,470)
1955 - Larry Doby's ends AL record of 167 errorless games in outfield
1956 - WBIR TV channel 10 in Knoxville, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1958 - Indians' right fielder Rocky Colavito makes his pitching debut, hurling 3 hitless innings, Detroit
           3, Cleveland 2
1959 - Milt satellite Discoverer 5 launched (into polar orbit)
1960 - Central African Republic & Chad proclaim independence from France
1960 - USSR draws adviseors out of China
1960 - The first two-way conversation via satellite is undertaken using Echo 1
1961 - Construction of the Berlin Wall begins in East Germany
1961 - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Kansas City Golf Open
1962 - Bert Campaneris of Daytona Beach (FSL) pitches ambidextrously
1963 - Custom agents confiscate 21 gold coins from Witte Museum
1963 - Warren Spahn sets left-hander strike out mark at 2,382
1964 - 1st broadcast by Trans World Radio on Bonaire
1967 - WQLN TV channel 54 in Erie, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 - Balt Oriole Jim Palmer no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0
1969 - Temp Commissioner Bowie Kuhn elected for 7-year term by unanimous vote
1971 - Paul & Linda McCartney release "Back Seat of My Car"
1972 - Dutch KRO-TV transmits 440th & last "Bonanza"
1972 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Pabst Ladies Golf Classic
1975 - Viv Richards out for 291 v England at Cricket Oval
1977 - 1st test glide of shuttle
1977 - Randy Bachman quits BTO, they disband
1978 - Bomb attack in Beirut, 175 killed
1978 - Judy wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic Rankin
1978 - Yanks score 5 runs in top of 7th. but rain causes game to be halted & thus score goes back
           to previous inning, Balt wins 3-0
1979 - Lou Brock, is 14th to get 3,000 hits
1980 - Suriname president Johan Ferrier ousted
1980 - Tatyana Kazankina of USSR sets 1.5k woman's record (3:52.47) in USSR
1981 - Last broadcast of "Waltons" on CBS-TV
1981 - Mary Terstegge Meagher swims world record 200m butterfly (2:05.96)
1984 - Morocco & Libya sign "Arabic-African Union" treaty
1986 - KRE-AM in Berkeley CA changes call letters to KBLX (now KBFN)
1987 - Cards outfield sets record of no putouts in a 4-2 in 13 inning
1987 - Jackie Joyner-Kersee ties world record with 24'5½" jump
1988 - Boston Red Sox win AL record 24 straight home games
1988 - Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit Opens
1988 - US beats Jamacia 5-1, in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
1988 - Ronald J Dossenbach sets world record for pedaling across Canada from Vancouver, BC to
           Halifax, NS in 13 days, 15 hr, 4 min
1989 - 2 hot-air balloon crash at Alice Springs Australia, 13 killed
1989 - 71st PGA Championship: Payne Stewart shoots 276 at Kemper Lakes GC Ill
1989 - US space shuttle STS-28 lands
1991 - Michael Ray Barrowman swims world record 200m breaststroke (2:10.60)
1991 - Test Cricket debut of Mike Whitney versus England at Old Trafford
1991 - VP Quayle makes a speech attacking lawyers
1993 - Blue Jay Rickey Henderson pays Turner Ward $25,000 for his #24
1993 - Hotel in Nakhon Ratchasima Thailand, collapses, 114 killed
1993 - US Court of Appeals rules congress must save all E-Mail
1994 - Train crash in Tbilisi Georgia, 24 killed
1995 - 77th PGA Championship: Steve Elkington shoots a 267 at Riviera Calif
1995 - Beth Daniels wins LPGA PING Welch's Golf Championship
1996 - Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 3.0
1997 - Boston Red Sox trade Mike Stanley back to the NY Yankees
1997 - SD Padres trade Rickey Henderson to Anaheim Angels
1997 - South Park's first episode is aired.
2004 - 156 Congolese Tutsi refugees massacred at the Gatumba refugee camp in Burundi.
2004 - Black Friday crackdown by NSS on a peaceful protest in the capital city of Maldives, Malé.
2004 - Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida and devastates the
           surrounding area.
2012 - Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus is stripped of her shot-put gold medal after failing a doping
           test

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #1053 on: August 13, 2013, 07:31:51 AM »
This Day in History for 13th August


Famous Weddings


1994 - Former "Growing Pains" patriarch actor Alan Thicke (48) weds former Miss World Gina Marie
           Tolleson (25) at his rolling Santa Barbara ranch
2011 - "The View" co-host Sherri Shepherd (44) weds TV writer Lamar Sally at the Fairmont Hotel in
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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #1054 on: August 13, 2013, 07:38:20 AM »
This Day in History for 13th August


Famous Birthdays


                                   
Sharp Shooter Annie Oakley (1860)         Director Alfred Hitchcock (1899)               Dictator Fidel Castro (1926)


582 - Arnulf of Metz, French bishop and saint (d. 640)
1311 - King Alfonso XI of Castile and Leon (d. 1350)
1422 - William Caxton, 1st English printer (Histories of Troy)
1584 - Theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, English politician (d. 1640)
1617 - Johann A Quenstedt, German Lutherian theologist
1625 - Rasmus Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and physicist (d. 1698)
1655 - Johann Christoph Denner, inventor (clarinet)
1662 - Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, English politician (d. 1748)
1666 - William Wotton, English scholar (d. 1727)
1692 - Anton Simon Ignaz Praelisauer, composer
1700 - Heinrich, count von Brühl, German statesman (d. 1763)
1704 - Lorenzo Fago, composer
1717 - Christoph Nichelsmann, German composer
1717 - Louis François I, Prince of Conti, French military leader (d. 1776)
1721 - Francis Ireland, composer
1747 - Adrien-Joseph van Helmont, composer
1748 - Pieter L van de Kasteele, Dutch politician/patriot
1752 - Marie Caroline of Austria, queen of the Two Sicilies (d. 1814)
1764 - Louis Baraguey d'Hilliers, French general (d. 1816)
1790 - William Wentworth, Australian explorer and politician (d. 1872)
1792 - Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, Queen consort of William IV of the United Kingdom (d. 1849)
1802 - Nikolaus Lenau, Hungary, German poet (Faust, Die Albigenser)
1803 - Vladimir Odoevsky, Russian philosopher and writer (d. 1869)
1814 - Anders Jonas Ångström, Swedish physicist (d. 1874)
1817 - Karoly Thern, composer
1818 - Lucy Blackwell-Stone, US abolitionist (US Woman's Suffrage Association)
1819 - George Gabriel Stokes, physicist/mathematician (spectroscope)
1820 - George Grove, London, England, biblical scholar/misicographer
1820 - Joseph Alberdingk Thijm, [Pauwels Foreestier], poet (Dietsche Warande)
1823 - Goldwin Smith, English-born historian and journalist (d. 1910)
1826 - William Thomas Best, composer
1831 - Salomon Jaoassohn, composer
1840 - Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (Eros)
1841 - Unaarrimin, cricketer (played cricket as Johnny Mullagh)
1851 - John Lincoln Clem, Drummer (Union volunteers), died in 1937
1851 - Felix Adler, German-born educator (d. 1933)
1860 - Annie Oakley [Phoebe Ann Moses], North Star Ohio, sharp shooter (Buffalo Bill's Wild West),
           (d. 1926)
1866 - Giovanni Agnelli, Italian industrialist (d. 1945)
1867 - Rudolf Georg Binding, German songwriter/writer (Legenden Der Zeit)
1867 - William A Craigie, Scottish lexicographer (Skotlands Rimur)
1871 - Karl Liebknecht, German revolutionary marxist (Sparta Party)
1872 - Richard Willstätter, German chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1942)
1878 - Leonid Vladimirovich Nikolayev, composer
1878 - Salomon "Sam" de Wolff, Dutch zionist/socialist theorist
1879 - John N Ireland, English composer/pianist (Mai-Dun)
1881 - Jacqueline [Pierrette] R van Stuwe, [Eline v S], Dutch author
1884 - Harry Dean, England cricketer (d. 1957)
1886 - Jacob Pierneef, South Africa, painter
1887 - Julius Freed, American inventor and banker (d. 1952)
1888 - John Logie Baird, Scotland, inventor (father of TV)
1888 - Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor (d. 1975)
1889 - Camillien Houde, Quebec politician, mayor of Montreal (d. 1958)
1890 - [Lavinia] Marian Fleming Poe, black US advocate in Virginia
1894 - Ferdinand Sassen, Dutch philosopher/director
1894 - Leonid Alexeyevich Polovinkin, composer
1895 - Bert Lahr, [Irving Lahrheim], US comic/actor (Lion-Wizard of Oz)
1895 - Robert Burton, actor (Dr Gordon-Kings Row)
1896 - Leo[nhard] Pappenheim, conductor
1898 - Jean Borota, France, tennis champ (35 Wimbledons between 1922-64)
1899 - Alfred Hitchcock, London, director (Psycho, Birds, Rear Window), (d.1980)
1901 - Ian Whyte, composer
1902 - Bartoes, [Albertus J Wijstma], cabaret performer/comic
1902 - Felix Wankel, Germany, inventor (Wankel rotary-piston engine)
1902 - Lord Sainsbury of Drury Lane, president (J Sansbury Pics)
1902 - Regis Toomey, Pitts Pa, actor (Burke's Law, Petticoat Junction)
1903 - Wilton Graff, St Louis MO, actor (Bloodlust, Just Before Dawn)
1904 - Charles "Buddy" Rogers, Olathe KS, actor (Wings)
1907 - Alfred Alwin Felix Krupp, Essen Germany, arms manufacturer
1907 - Sir Basil Spence, Scottish architect (d. 1976)
1908 - Gene Raymond, NYC, actor (Paris 7000, Fireside Theater)
1909 - John Beal, Joplin MO, actor (10 Who Dare, I Am the Law, Amityville 3D)
1909 - Wilhelmina Von Bremen, US 4X100 relay sprinter (Olympic-gold-1932)
1911 - William Bernbach, Famous Advertiser (d. 1982)
1912 - Ben Hogan, Dublin Tx, PGA golfer (US Open 1950, 51, 53)
1912 - Jan Peeters, Dutch water colors painter/monumental artist
1912 - Max Croiset, playwright/director/actor (Dog of Flanders, Little Ark)
1912 - Metten Koornstra, Dutch painter/graphic artist
1912 - Rita Johnson, Worcester Mass, actress (Honolulu, All Mine to Give)
1912 - Salvador E Luria, Italian/US biologist (Nobel prize 1969)
1913 - Anatoly Vasilyevich Bogatiryov, composer
1913 - Francisco Escudero, composer
1913 - Liesbeth Askonas, concert agent
1913 - Lord Oram, British MP (Labour)
1913 - Makarios III, [Michail Moeskos], archbishop/president Cyprus
1914 - Luis Mariano, Basque operetta singer (d. 1970)
1917 - Sid Gordon, American baseball player (d. 1975)
1918 - Denis Smallwood, British air chief marshal
1918 - Frederick Sanger, England, biochemist (Nobel 1958, 1980)
1918 - John Bunting, senior civil servant
1919 - Rex Humbard, televanglist
1920 - Charlie Alfred Galbraith, jazz trombonist
1920 - George Shearing, London, blind pianist/composer (Lullabye of Byrdland)
1920 - Neville Brand, Griswold, Iowa, American actor (DOA, Eaten Alive)
1921 - Jimmy McCracklin, St. Louis, Missouri,blues musician, (d. 2012)
1924 - John Milne, CEO (Blue Circles Industries)
1925 - Benny Bailey, jazz trumpeter
1925 - Leslie Joseph, QC
1926 - Fidel Castro, Mayari, Oriente, Cuba, dictator/prime minister/president (1959-2008)
1929 - Augustyn Bloch, composer
1929 - Charles Lyon, gen-sect (Transport Salaried Staffs Association)
1929 - Michael Beavis, deputy cmdr-in-chief (Allied Forces Central Europe)
1929 - Pat Harrington Jr, NYC, actor (Danny Thomas Show, 1 Day at a Time)
1930 - Don Ho, Hawaii, ukulele player (Tiny Bubbles)
1930 - Heino Jurisalu, composer
1930 - Marquess Camden
1930 - Don Ho, American musician (d. 2007)
1930 - Wilmer David Mizell, American baseball player (d. 1999)
1931 - Bernard Manning, British comedian
1931 - Norman Read, NZ, 50K walker (Olympic-gold-1956)
1931 - Roy Evans, general sect (British Iron & Steel Trade Confederation)
1933 - Jocelyn Elders, US Surgeon General (-1994)
1933 - Madhur Jaffrey, cookbook writer/actress (Shakespeare Wallah)
1934 - Gary Davidson, US sports league founder (ABA, WHA, WFL)
1934 - Leifur Thorarinsson, composer
1935 - Rod Hull, entertainer
1935 - Mudcat Grant, American baseball player
1938 - Dave "Baby" Cortez, American pop keyboardist
1939 - Saul Steinberg, artist (The Art of Living)
1940 - Ann Armstrong Dailey, founder (Children's Hospice Intl)
1940 - Timothy Wood, British government asst whip
1941 - Jim Barnes, Tuckerton Ark, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1964)
1941 - Erin Fleming, Canadian actress (d. 2003)
1942 - Robert Lee Stewart, Wash DC, Brig Gen US Army/astronaut (STS 41B, 51J)
1942 - Sheila Armstrong, soprano
1943 - Gary Ilman, US, 100m freestyle (Olympic-4th-1964)
1943 - Susan Jameson, actress (Secret World of Polly Flint)
1943 - Yuri Fedorovich Isaulov, Russia, cosmonaut
1944 - David Mahler, composer
1944 - Kevin Tighe, LA CA, actor (Newsie, Another 48 Hours, K-9)
1944 - Divina Galica, British athlete and racing driver
1945 - Robin Jackman, cricketer (England medium-pacer early eighties)
1945 - Lars Engqvist, Swedish politician
1947 - Gretchen Corbett, Camp Sherman Ore, actress (Beth-Rockford Files)
1947 - John Stocker, Canadian actor
1947 - Margareta Winberg, Swedish politician
1948 - Kathleen Battle, Portsmouth Ohio, soprano (Shephard-Tannhäuser)
1948 - Mosiuoa Patrick "Terror" Lekota, South African UDF/ANC-leader
1948 - Tony Santini, rocker (Sha Na Na)
1949 - Bobby Clarke, Manitoba, NHL player/coach (Phila Flyer)
1949 - Peter J Visclosky, (Rep-D-Indiana, 1985- )
1949 - Sheralee, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, vocalist (Your Hit Parade)
1950 - Andre van de Berg, actor/director (Transport)
1951 - Dan Fogelberg, Peoria Ill, rocker (Same Auld Lang Syne)
1951 - Gwen Cheeseman, Harrisburg Pa, field hockey goalie (Oly-bronze-1984)
1951 - Jeff Altman, comedian/actor (Nurses, Pink Lady, Soul Man)
1952 - Marie Helvin, model/actress (Children)
1952 - Herb Ritts, American photographer (d. 2004)
1952 - Hughie Thomasson, American musician (d. 2007)
1953 - Jimmy McCulloch, rocker (Wings)
1954 - Lincoln Diaz-Balart, (Rep-R-Florida)
1954 - Nico Assumpção, Brazilian bass player (d. 2001)
1955 - Betsy King, Reading PA, LPGA golfer (1990 US Women's Open)
1955 - Keith Ahlers, British racing driver
1955 - Hideo Fukuyama, Japanese racing driver
1955 - Paul Greengrass, English film director
1958 - David W Feherty, Bangor N Ireland, PGA golfer (1994 New England-2nd)
1958 - Feargal Sharkey, rocker (Undertones-Never Never, Good Heart)
1958 - Scott Hamilton, Toledo Ohio, figure skater (Oly-gold-1984)
1958 - Randall Shughart, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1993)
1959 - Bruce French, cricketer (England wicketkeeper in 16 Tests 1986-88)
1959 - Danny Bonaduce, actor (Danny-Partridge Family)/Chicago DJ (WLUP)
1959 - Mark Nevin, rocker (Fairground Attraction-Find My Love)
1959 - Tom Niedenfuer, American baseball player
1960 - Koji Kondo, Japanese composer
1960 - Phil Taylor, English darts player
1961 - Bettine Vriesekoop, Dutch table tennis star
1961 - Dawnn Lewis, actress (Jaleesa-Different World)
1961 - Neil Mallender, cricketer (England pace bowler in two Tests 1992)
1961 - Stuart Maconie, English music writer and broadcaster
1961 - Tom Perrotta, American novelist
1961 - Sunil Shetty, Indian Actor, Producer
1962 - Adam Kase, Socorro NM, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Alberta Open-3rd)
1962 - John Slattery, Boston, Massachusetts, American actor (Mad Men, The Adjustment Bureau)
1963 - Elizabeth Bourland, Costa Rica, US 3x20 rifle (Olympics-7th-1996)
1963 - Pamela Jean Stein, Syracuse NY, playmate (Nov, 1987)
1963 - Tigg Ketler, Chula Vista Ca, drummer (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals)
1963 - Sridevi, Indian actress
1964 - Ian Haughland, heavy metal rocker (Europe-The Final Countdown)
1964 - Jay Buhner, Nassau TX, outfielder (Seattle Mariners, NY Yankees)
1964 - Tom Prince, Kankakee IL, catcher (LA Dodgers)
1964 - Hank Cheyne, American actor
1965 - Cris Dishman, NFL cornerback (Houston Oilers, Wash Redskins)
1965 - Leo Groenewegen, CFL guard (Edmonton Eskimos)
1965 - Mark Lemke, Utica NY, infielder (Atlanta Braves)
1965 - Hayato Matsuo, Japanese composer
1966 - Glenn Donald Hamilton, NZ, beach volleyball player (Olympics-96)
1966 - Shayne Corson, NHL forward (Team Canada Oly-1998, Montreal)
1967 - Quinn Cummings, Los Angeles California, actress (Annie-Family, Goodbye Girl)
1967 - Taro Tan, Montreal Quebec, 65 kg judoka (Olympics-96)
1967 - Tracy Rogers, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
1967 - Amélie Nothomb, Belgian writer
1968 - Joe Garten, WLAF corner/guard (Barcelona Dragons)
1968 - William Thomas, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
1969 - Alex Fernandez, Miami Beach FL, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
1969 - Midori Ito, Tokyo Japan, ice skater (Oly-silver-92)
1970 - Elvis Grbac, NFL quarterback (SF 49ers, KC Chiefs)
1970 - Tim Watson, NFL/WLAF safety (Raiders, Barcelona Dragons)
1970 - Will Clarke, American novelist
1970 - Matt Hyson, American professional wrestler
1970 - Alan Shearer, English footballer
1971 - Camille Thompson, Salmon Arm BC, basketball center (Olympics-96)
1971 - Chad Cota, NFL safety (Carolina Panthers)
1971 - Marcus Ragnarsson, Ostervala SWE, NHL defenseman (SJ Sharks, Sweden)
1971 - Ron Dickerson, WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores, London Monarchs)
1971 - Moritz Bleibtreu, German actor
1971 - Patrick Carpentier, Quebec race car driver
1971 - Rolando Molina, Salvadoran-born actor
1972 - Lisa Kiggens, Salinas CA, LPGA golfer (1994 Rochester International)
1972 - Kevin Plank, American entrepreneur (Under Armour)
1973 - Armon Williams, safety/linebacker (Tennessee Oilers)
1973 - Sherman Williams, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
1973 - Molly Henneberg, American journalist
1973 - Eric Medlen, American drag racer and rodeo star (d. 2007)
1974 - Jarrod Washburn, American baseball player
1975 - Jason Gleasman, Wilmington DE, 220 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Oly-1996)
1975 - James Carpinello, American actor
1975 - Joe Perry, English snooker player
1977 - Michael Klim, Poland, Australian swimmer (Olympics-96)
1978 - Kristiina Heinmets, Miss Estonia Universe (1997)
1978 - Benjani Mwaruwari, Zimbabwean footballer
1979 - Taizō Sugimura, Japanese politician
1979 - Román Colón, Dominican baseball player
1979 - Corey Patterson, American baseball player
1982 - Shani Davis, American speed skater
1983 - Ľubomír Michalík, Slovakian footballer
1983 - Ales Hemsky, Czech ice hockey player
1983 - Sebastian Stan, Romanian-born actor
1984 - Niko Kranjčar, Croatian footballer
1984 - Boone Logan, American baseball player
1984 - Heath Pearce, American soccer player
1984 - Baby Blue, American rapper (Pretty Ricky)
1986 - Joseph Lapira, American soccer player
1992 - Katharine Close, Scripps National Spelling Bee champion

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #1055 on: August 13, 2013, 07:41:34 AM »
This Day in History for 13th August


Famous Deaths


                 
Nurse Florence Nightingale (1910)          Sci-Fi Author H. G. Wells (1946)


586 - St. Radegund, Frankish princess, wife of Clotaire I and founder of the Convent of Our Lady of
         Poitiers.
662 - Maximus Confessor, Greek theologist/crusader, dies
900 - Zwentibold, king of Lutherans (895-900), dies in battle at 29
1134 - Irene of Hungary [Piroska], Byzantine empress, dies at 46
1191 - Philips van Heinsberg, archbishop of Cologne, dies
1278 - Daikaku, Zen teacher Rinzai line/head of Kenchoji, dies in Japan at 65
1382 - Eleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile (b. 1358)
1523 - Gerard David, Flemish painter
1617 - Johann Jakob Grynaeus, Swiss Protestant clergyman (b. 1540)
1637 - Dirck J Bas, Dutch merchant/regent/government leader (OIC), dies
1667 - Jeremy Taylor, Irish author and bishop (b. 1613)
1674 - Lars Johnstown, [Lasse Lucidor], Swedish poet, dies at 35
1686 - Louis Maimbourg, French-born historian (b. 1610)
1721 - Jacques Lelong, French bibliographer (b. 1665)
1744 - John Cruger, Dutch-born Mayor of New York (b. 1678)
1749 - J E Schlegel, writer, dies
1762 - John Alberti, theologist/philological, dies at 64
1787 - Isaac de Pinto, merchant/lender/Dutch States-general, dies
1808 - Henri Hardouin, composer, dies at 81
1826 - René Laënnec, French physician (b. 1781)
1841 - Bernhard Romberg, German cellist/composer, dies
1860 - Danillo II, ruler of Montenegro, dies
1863 - Eugène Delacroix, French painter (b. 1798)
1865 - Ignaz Semmelweis, gynecologist, dies at 47
1886 - Adolf von Doss, composer, dies at 62
1895 - Christian B Freiherr von Tauchnitz, German publisher (T Edition), dies
1896 - John Everett Millais, English painter, dies at 67
1897 - Antonius von der Linde, Neth/German librarian, dies at 63
1908 - Ira D Sankey, US evangelist/composer/singer (Gospel Hymns), dies at 67
1910 - Florence Nightingale, English nurse, dies at 90
1912 - Jules EF Massenet, French opera composer (Werther, Manon), dies at 70
1913 - F August Bebel, German social-democrat, dies
1916 - Fritz Steinbach, composer, dies at 61
1924 - Julian Aguirre, composer, dies at 56
1927 - James Curwood, US journalist/writer (Valley of Silent Men), dies at 49
1928 - Fernand de La Tombelle, composer, dies at 74
1933 - Paul Joseph Guillaume Hillemacher, composer, dies at 80
1937 - Arthur Plunkett, English civil engineer (b. 1890)
1940 - George C Pearce, actor (Hold tat Lion, British Agent), dies at 75
1946 - H[erbert] G[eorge] Wells, sci-fi author (Time Machine), dies at 79
1946 - Valery Viktorovich Zhelobinsky, composer, dies at 33
1946 - H. G. Wells, English writer, dies at 79
1947 - Johan H T Norlind, Swedish musicologist, dies
1948 - Edwin Maxwell, actor (Taming of the Shrew), dies at 62
1948 - Elaine Hammerstein, American actress (b. 1897)
1953 - Dmitri Arakishvili, composer, dies at 80
1954 - Hermann W S Waltershausen, German musicologist/composer, dies at 71
1956 - Harry Donnan, cricketer (5 Tests for Australia 1891-96), dies
1958 - Otto Witte, acrobat and, purportedly, King of Albania (b. 1868)
1959 - Henry Garat, actor (Congress Dances), dies at 57
1961 - Adeline De Walt Reynolds, actress (Son of Dracula), dies at 78
1965 - Ikeda Hayato, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1899)
1967 - Jane Darwell, actress (Girls in Prison), dies of heart attack at 87
1970 - Viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky, composer, dies at 75
1971 - King Curtis, [Curtis Ousley], US musician, murdered at 37
1972 - George Wiess, General Manager (NY Yankees), dies at 78
1973 - Ben van Eysselsteijn, Dutch playwright (Arid Earth), dies at 75
1974 - Hugo Yarnold, cricketer (Umpire in 3 Tests for England), dies
1974 - Kate O'Brien, Irish writer (Pray for the Wanderer), dies at 76
1977 - Henry Williamson, English author (Tarka the Otter), dies
1982 - Charles Walters, US actor/choreographer/dir (High Society), dies at 70
1982 - Joe E Ross, comedian (Toody-Car 54, Phil Silvers Show), dies at 77
1982 - Joe Tex, [Joseph Arrington Jr], singer (Getting Scarce), dies at 49
1982 - Joe Tex, American singer and songwriter (b. 1933)
1984 - Clyde Cook, actor (Dawn Patrol, Jazz Heaven), dies in his sleep at 92
1985 - Marion Martin, actress (Dakota Lil, Queen of Burlesque), dies at 67
1986 - Helen Mack, actress (Son of Kong, Milky Way), dies
1987 - Vincent Persichetti, US composer (Sibyl), dies at 72
1988 - Otto E Passman, (Rep-D-La, 1947-77), dies at 88
1989 - Tim Richmond, race car driver (won 13 NASCAR races), dies of AIDS
1989 - Larkin Smith, U.S. Representative from Mississippi (b. 1944)
1990 - Jimmy Starr, actor (Hot Flashes), dies at 86
1991 - Jack Ryan, inventor (Barbie Doll, Hot Wheels), dies at 65
1992 - Bill Elverman, playwright/actor (After Hours), dies at 40
1992 - Clifford Allison, US stock-car racer, dies in an accident
1992 - David Kaplan, news director (ABC), killed in Sarajevo Yugoslavia
1992 - Jan Elburg, [Joannes G], poet (Geen letterheren), dies
1994 - Manfred Worner, German general/sec-gen of NATO (1988-94), dies at 59
1995 - Alison Hargreaves, mountaineer, dies at 33
1995 - Jesse Thomas, blues singer, dies at 84
1995 - Mickey Mantle, baseball great (NY Yankees), dies of cancer at 63
1995 - Per-Jakez Helias, Writer/teacher, dies at 81
1995 - Jan Křesadlo, Czech-born writer (b. 1926)
1996 - Antonio Sebastiao Ribiero de Spinola, soldier/polititican, dies at 86
1996 - Antonio de Spinola, general of Portugal, dies
1996 - Christopher John Gray, priest, dies at 42
1996 - David Randall, priest, dies at 49
1996 - David Tudor, composer, dies at 70
1996 - Tom Mees, ESPN sports anchors (NHL), drowns at 46
1996 - W Gordon Smith, playwright, dies at 67
1998 - Julien Green, American novelist (b. 1900)
1998 - Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer and composer (b. 1934)
1999 - Jaime Garzón, Colombian journalist and comedian, murdered (b. 1960)
2000 - Nazia Hassan, Pakistani pop singer (b. 1965)
2001 - Otto Stuppacher, Austrian racing driver (b. 1947)
2003 - Ed Townsend, American songwriter and producer (b. 1929)
2004 - Julia Child, American chef and television personality (b. 1912)
2005 - David Lange, 32nd Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1942)
2006 - Tony Jay, English actor (b. 1933)
2006 - Payao Poontarat, Thai Olympic boxer (b. 1957)
2007 - Brian Adams, aka Demolition Crush, American professional wrestler (b. 1964)
2007 - Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (b. 1902)
2007 - Yone Minagawa, Japanese woman, oldest person (114) (b. 1893)
2007 - Phil Rizzuto, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1917)
2008 - Bill Gwatney, American political figure (b. 1959)
2008 - Dino Toso, American Formula-1 engineer (b. 1969)
2008 - Jack Weil, American oldest working CEO (b. 1901)
2008 - Sandy Allen, American second-tallest woman in the world (b. 1955)
2008 - Henri Cartan,French Mathematician
2010 - Lance Cade, American professional wrestler (b. 1981)
2010 - Edwin Newman, American broadcast journalist (b. 1919)
2011 - Topi Sorsakoski, Finnish musician (b. 1952)
2012 - Helen Gurley Brown, American author/publisher, dies at 90
2012 - Johnny Pesky, American baseball player and manager, dies at 92

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #1056 on: August 14, 2013, 09:26:54 AM »
This Day in History for 14th August


Historical Events


                                   
English Monarch Queen Elizabeth I          Naturalist/Pacifist                                32nd US President
                                                                Henry David Thoreau                           Franklin D. Roosevelt

                 
British war time Prime Minister         Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto
Winston Churchill


554 - Ravenna becomes seat of Byzantines milt governor in Italy
1183 - Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan take the young Emperor Antoku and the three sacred
           treasures and flee to western Japan to escape pursuit by the Minamoto clan. (Traditional
           Japanese date: Twenty-fifth Day of the Seventh Month of the Second Year of Juei).
1248 - Construction of Cologne Cathedral begun
1281 - Kublai Khans invading fleet disappears in typhoon near Japan
1385 - Portuguese defeat Castilians at Aljubarrota, retain independence
1395 - Utrecht bishop Frederik of Blankenheim occupies Coevorden
1457 - Oldest known exactly dated printed book (c 3 years after Gutenberg)
1498 - Columbus landed at the mouth of the Orinoco River in Venezuela
1551 - Turkish fleet under Dragut occupies Tripoli
1559 - Spanish explorer de Luna lands in Pensacola Bay,Fla
1585 - Queen Elizabeth I refuses sovereignty of Netherlands
1597 - Cornelis de Houtmans fleet is 1st Dutch visit to Java
1624 - Dutch fleet ceases Callao the Lima in Peru
1636 - Spanish troops occupy Corbie at Amiens
1642 - Able Tasmans ships Heemskerck/Zeehaen depart out of Batavia
1678 - Battle of Mons-French repulse William of Orange
1743 - Prussian army occupies Saksen, beginning 2nd Silezian War
1756 - French capture Fort Oswego, NY
1758 - Battle at Zorndorf: Prussia beats Russia, 1000s killed
1762 - English fleet occupies Havana
1765 - Mass colonists challenge British rule by an Elm (Liberty Tree)
1782 - Suriname forbids selling slave mothers without their babies
1790 - Sweden & Russia sign Peace of Verela
1813 - British warship Pelican attacks & captures US war brigantine Argus
1816 - Great Britain annexes Tristan da Cunha
1820 - 1st US eye hospital, the NY Eye Infirmary, opens in NYC
1824 - General Lafayette returns to US
1825 - Dutch King Willem I throws foreign students out
1842 - Seminole War ends; Indians removed from Florida to Oklahoma
1846 - Henry David Thoreau jailed for tax resistance
1846 - The Cape Girardeau meteorite, a 2.3 kg chondrite-type meteorite strikes near the town of
           Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.
1848 - Oregon Territory created
1861 - 79th NY troops mutinies
1861 - Martial Law is declared at St Louis, Missouri due to pro-secession sentiment which surged
           throughout Missouri after the Battle of Wilson's Creek
1862 - Lincoln receives 1st group of blacks to confer with US president
1864 - -16] Confederate General Joe Wheeler besieges Dalton, Georgia
1864 - 2nd day of battle at Deep Bottom Run Virginia: Federal assault
1873 - "Field & Stream" begins publishing
1875 - Society of Regte Afrikaanders establishes in Paarl
1876 - Prairie View State University forms
1880 - Construction of Cologne Cathedral completed (began in 1248)
1882 - Queen Victoria recieves Zulu chief Cetewayo
1885 - Japan's first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint.
1890 - Cecil Rhodes' colonies reach Mashonaland (Fort Victoria)
1893 - France issues 1st driving licenses, included required test
1893 - France introduces motor vehicle registration.
1897 - The town of Anosimena is captured by French troops from Menabe defenders in Madagascar.
1900 - 1st electric tram in Netherland (Leidseplein-Brouwersgracht)
1900 - 2,000 marines land to capture Beijing, ending Boxer rebellion
1901 - SS Islander hits iceberg near Alaska & sinks killing 70
1901 - The first claimed powered flight, by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21.
1903 - James J Jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1905 - Ngindo-rebellion killed 5 RC German clergymen in East-Africa
1907 - "Ha-Tikva" adopted as official Zionist hymn
1908 - Race riot in Springfield Illinois
1908 - The first beauty contest is held in Folkestone, England.
1910 - 6th International Congress of Esperantists held in Washington, DC
1911 - General Leconte appointed temporary pres of Haiti
1911 - United States Senate leaders agree to rotate the office of President pro tempore of the
           Senate among leading candidates to fill the vacancy left by William P. Frye's death.
1912 - 2,500 US marines invade Nicaragua; US remains until 1925
1914 - British field marshal John French & Gen Wilson land in France
1915 - British transport Royal Edward sank by German U boat kills 1000
1917 - China declares war on Germany & Austria at start of WW I
1917 - Leeuwen soccer team forms
1919 - White Sox Happy Felsch ties record of 4 outfield assists in a game
1919 - Yankee Muddy Ruel hits into a triple-play
1920 - Little Entente formed by Czechoslovakia & Yugoslavia
1920 - Olympic Games open in Antwerp
1921 - Tannu Tuva, later Tuvinian People's Republic is established as a completely independent
           country (which is supported by Russia).
1922 - 1st "old time" musicians broadcasted on radio (Jenkins-WSB Atlanta)
1925 - Mount Rushmore 1st proposed
1925 - The original Hetch Hetchy Moccasin Powerhouse is completed and goes on line.
1928 - Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur's "Front Page," premieres in NYC
1929 - Jewish Agency for Palestine forms
1932 - 10th Olympic Games at Los Angeles closes
1932 - Dodger John Quinn, 49, is oldest pitcher to win a major league game
1932 - Philips makes 1 millionth radio
1933 - Jimmie Foxx hits for cycle & sets AL record with 9 RBIs
1935 - Social Security Act becomes law
1936 - 1st Olympic basketball game (Berlin)
1936 - Rainey Bethea is hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky in the last public execution in the United
           States.
1937 - China declares war on Japan
1937 - Detroit Tigers score 36 runs in double header vs St Louis Browns
1938 - BBC's 1st feature film on TV (Student of Prague)
1939 - 1st night games at Comiskey Park (White Sox 5, Browns 2)
1940 - Dutch Premier De Geer vacations in Switzerland
1941 - US President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issue the joint
           declaration that later becomes known as the Atlantic Charter
1942 - Dwight D Eisenhower named commander for invasion of North Africa
1943 - -Aug 24th: Quadrant conference over strike in Pacific Ocean
1943 - 1st allied air raid on Borneo
1943 - US 45th Division occupies Falcone 40 km outside of Messina
1944 - British premier Winston Churchill arrives at Corsica
1944 - Operation Tractable: new Canadian offensive
1944 - Russian offensive at Weichsel
1945 - V-J Day; Japan surrenders unconditionally to end WW II (also August 15 depending on time
           zone)
1947 - India granted independence within British Commonwealth
1947 - Mildred Babe Didrikson Zaharias gives up amateur status for $300,000
1947 - Pakistan gains independence from Britain
1948 - 14th Olympic games close at London, Great Britain
1948 - Bradman's last Test Cricket innings
1948 - England all out for 52 v Australia at Cricket Oval
1949 - Military coup under colonel Sami Hinnawi in Syria
1952 - Mátyás Rákosi appointed premier of Hungary
1953 - 20th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 24, All-Stars 10 (93,818)
1953 - KXLF TV channel 4 in Butte, MT (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 - WGR TV (now WGRZ) TV channel 2 in Buffalo, NY (NBC) begins
1958 - Canadian Football League plays 1st game (Winnipeg 29, Edmonton 21)
1958 - Cleve Indian, Vic Power steals home twice in 1 game
1958 - KLM Superconstellation crashes west of Ireland, killing 99
1959 - 26th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Baltimore 29, All-Stars 0 (70,000)
1959 - AFL organized with NY, Dallas, LA, Minneapolis, Denver & Houston
1961 - Philadelphia Phillies lose 17th straight game
1962 - French & Italian workers break through at Mount Blanc Vehicular Tunnel
1962 - NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 60,000 m
1962 - US mail truck in Plymouth, Mass robbed of more than $1.5 million
1964 - Bo Belinsky is suspended after attacking sportswriter Braven Dyer
1964 - Egypt/Iraq/Jordan/Kuwait/Syria form common market
1965 - Beatles tape an appearance for Ed Sullivan Show
1965 - Continental Football League plays 1st games
1965 - Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe" hits #1
1966 - 1st US lunar orbiter begins orbiting Moon
1966 - Cleveland Stadium's 1st rock concert is held, featuring Beatles
1966 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1967 - Belgian embassy in Kinshasa, Congo, plundered
1967 - Pirate radio stations Radio 270, Radio London, Radio Ireland
1967 - Radio Scotland & Radio Swinging Holland go off the air
1968 - Montreal Expos officially become a member of NL
1969 - British troops intervene militarily in Northern Ireland
1969 - NY Mets fall 9½ games back, later to win pennant
1970 - City University of NY inaugurates open admissions
1970 - Steven Stills arrested for drug possession
1971 - Bahrain proclaims independence after 110 years of British rule
1971 - British begin internment without trial in Northern Ireland
1971 - Cards Bob Gibson, 35, no-hits Pirates, 11-0
1971 - France performs nuclear test
1972 - East German Aeroflot Illyushin 62 crashes near Moscow, killing 156
1973 - Johnny Unitas files $725,000 suit against Balt Colts
1973 - US ends secret bombing of Cambodia
1974 - Congress authorizes US citizens to own gold
1974 - Turkish army attacks Nicosia Cyprus
1974 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1974 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1975 - -15] Pakistani military coup against president Mujib ur-Rahman
1975 - Dmitri Shotakovitch, buried at the Novodevitshi-convent
1975 - Norwegian King Olav V opens Longyearbyen Airport on Spitsbergen
1976 - 10,000 Northern Ireland women demonstrate for peace in Belfast
1977 - 59th PGA Championship: Lanny Wadkins shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach Cal
1977 - 77,691 see NY Cosmos beat Fort Lauderdale Strikers 8-3 at Giant Stad
1977 - Debbie Austin wins LPGA Long Island Charity Golf Classic
1978 - French TV announced a rating of "0" for a program about an Armenian's woman's 40th
           birthday, (comp: Napoleanic drama-67%, Knockout-33%)
1979 - Rainbow seen in Northern Wales for a 3 hours duration
1980 - 17,000 workers strike in Gdansk, Poland
1980 - Democratic Convention in NYC nominates Jimmy Carter & Walter Mondale
1980 - In Lenin Shipyard Gdansk Poland, 17,000 workers go on strike
1981 - George Foster hits his 8th HR into red seats at Riverfront
1981 - Phils Mike Schmidt hits his 300th career HR off NY Met Mike Scott
1982 - Atlanta snaps an 11-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over Padres
1982 - Iran "Ramadan-offensive" in Iraq
1982 - Pete Rose (Phillies) 12,365 at bat sets record (passes Aaron)
1983 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
1983 - Robert de Castella wins Helsinki marathon (2:10:03
1984 - IBM releases PC DOS version 3.0
1984 - West Indies complete 5-0 series annihilation of England
1986 - Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto arrested
1986 - Phillies & Pirates play a 6 game series in 4 days
1987 - "Les Miserables," opens at Rock Theatre, Szeged Hungary
1987 - Oakland's Mark McGwire sets rookie HR record at 39, en route to 49
1988 - 70th PGA Championship: Jeff Sluman shoots a 272 at Oak Tree GC Edmond
1988 - Detroit beats Sox, 18-6, at Fenway, ends Boston winning streak at 24
1989 - President Pieter W Botha of South Africa, resigns
1990 - Angel's Louis Palonia is 74th to hit an inside park grandslam
1990 - Denver vote for a 1% sales tax to pay for a baseball franchise
1991 - Twins Dave Winfield is 23rd to hit 400 HR
1993 - Nigerian presidential election
1993 - Reggie Jackson Day - NY Yanks retire 13th # (#44)
1993 - St Louis reliever Lee Smith is fastest to get 40 saves
1994 - 76th PGA Championship: Nick Price shoots a 269 at Southern Hills Tulsa
1994 - Doc Gooden leaves Betty Ford Center
1994 - Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Golf Open
1994 - Maggie Will wins Children's Medical Center LPGA Golf Classic
1994 - Space telescope Hubble photographs Uranus with rings
1994 - Terrorist "Carlos" arrested in Khartoum Sudan
1995 - Shannon Faulkner becomes 1st woman to attend the Citadel
1997 - "1776," opens at Criterion Theater NYC
1997 - Convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh formally sentenced to death
1997 - Karrie Webb wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Open
1997 - Oklahoma Court of Appeals upholds death sentence of Timothy McVeigh
1997 - Soyuz TM-25 lands
2003 - Widescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada.
2007 - The 2007 Kahtaniya bombings kills at least 400 people.
2010 - 2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games, first ever Youth Olympics, officially starts in Singapore.
2012 - 46 people are killed and 80 injured after a series of suicide bombings in Afghanistan
2126 - Comet Swift-Tuttle approaches close to Earth

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« Reply #1057 on: August 14, 2013, 09:29:05 AM »
This Day in History for 14th August


Famous Weddings


1939 - "A Star Is Born" actress Janet Gaynor (32) weds MGM costume designer Adrian (36)
1964 - World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali (22) weds cocktail waitress Sonja Roi
1965 - Former fashion model and fitness guru Jane Fonda (27) weds director/producer Roger Vadim
           (37) in Las Vegas
1991 - Comedian Jackie Mason marries his manager Jyll Rosenfeld (37)
1993 - Dr William Masters (78) weds college sweetheart Geraldine Oliver (76)
1993 - Shari Beadley weds Christopher Martin (Kid 'n Play)
2004 - Actor Josh Brolin (36) weds actress Diane Lane (39) at his ninety-seven acre spread in San
           Luis Obispo, California
2004 - "Dancing With The Stars" contestant and "Seinfeld" actor John O'Hurley (49) weds Lisa
           Mesloh at the Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, California
2010 - Actress and singer Hilary Duff (24) weds retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre Mike
           Comrie (31) at La Quinta Estate in Montecito, California

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This Day in History for 14th August


Famous Divorces


2012 - "Basketball Wives" TV personality Evelyn Lozada divorces NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson (34)
           due to irretrievably broken marriage only 41 days after getting married

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« Reply #1059 on: August 14, 2013, 09:39:30 AM »
This Day in History for 14th August


Famous Birthdays


                                   
Physicist/Chemist                                    Novelist Danielle Steel (1947)                Cartoonist Gary Larson (1950)
 Hans Oersted (1777)


1297 - Emperor Hanazono, Emperor of Japan (d. 1348)
1473 - Margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence (d. 1541)
1479 - Princess Catherine of York (d. 1527)
1552 - Fra Paolo Sarpi, [Paulus Venetus], expert/philosopher
1575 - Robert Hayman, English-born poet (d. 1629)
1586 - William Hutchinson, Rhode Island colonist (d. 1642)
1599 - Méric Casaubon, English classical scholar (d. 1671)
1625 - François de Harlay de Champvallon, Archbishop of Paris (d. 1695)
1626 - Daniel Elsevier, book publisher/publisher
1642 - Cosimo III de' Medici, monarch of Florence (1670-1723)
1653 - Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, English statesman (d. 1688)
1675 - Johann Georg Christian Storl, composer
1687 - Johan Willem Friso, prince of Orange/ruler (Nassau-Dietz) [NS]
1688 - Frederik Willem I, king of Prussia (bodyguard of giants)
1714 - Claude-Joseph Vernet, French painter
1727 - Henriette-Anne of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d.1752)
1727 - Louise-Elisabeth of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1759)
1737 - Charles Hutton, mathematician
1740 - Pius VII, [Luigi B Chiaramonti], bishop of Imola/Pope (1800-23)
1742 - Marie Allard, French ballerina (Auguste Vestris)
1758 - Carle [Antoine CH] Vernet, French painter/lithographer
1769 - Friedrich Ludwig Dulon, flautist/composer
1777 - Hans Christian Oersted, Rudkøbing, Denmark, physicist/chemist (View of Chemical Law), (d.   
           1951)
1777 - Francis I of the Two Sicilies (d. 1830)
1784 - Francesco Capaccini, Italian cardinal/diplomat
1802 - Letitia Elizabeth Landon, England, poet (Heath's Book of Beauty)
1810 - Samuel Sebastian Wesley, composer
1814 - Henry Hayes Lockwood, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1899
1817 - Alexander H. Bailey, American politician (d. 1874)
1821 - Clement Hoffman "Rock" Stevens, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
1823 - Karel Miry, composer
1824 - William Terry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1888
1836 - Walter Besant, writer/philanthropist (Rebel Queen)
1840 - Baron Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, psychiatrist
1842 - Henry Duff Trail, journalist/author
1847 - Robert Comtesse, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1922)
1850 - Earnest YY [Bachigaloupi] Tourniaire, actor (Kloris & Roses)
1851 - Doc Holliday, American gambler and dentist (d. 1887)
1857 - Max Wagenknecht, German composer (d. 1922)
1860 - Ernest T Seton, naturalist/painter/author (Buffalo Wind-1938)
1863 - Ernest Thayer, American poet (d. 1940)
1865 - Guido Castelnuovo, Italian mathematician (d. 1952)
1866 - Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin, Belgian mathematician (d. 1962)
1867 - John Galsworthy, England, author (Forsyte Saga-Nobel 1932)
1867 - Cupid Childs, American baseball player (d. 1912)
1868 - Leone Sinigaglia, composer
1869 - Edvard Armas Jornefelt, Vyborg Finland, composer (Berceuse)
1876 - Alexander I Obrenovic, King of Serbia/Yugoslavia (1922-34)
1876 - Sibilla Aleramo, [Rina Faccio], Italian feminist/poet (Una Donna)
1878 - Harald Kidde, Danish writer (Aage og Else)
1881 - Francis Ford, American actor (d. 1953)
1882 - Gisela Richter, English art historian (d. 1972)
1883 - Ernest E Just, biologist (pioneered cell division)
1887 - Marija Leiko, Latvian film actress (d.1937)
1891 - Marinus de Jong, composer
1892 - Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, composer
1893 - Alfred Alessandrescu, composer
1893 - Carl Benton Reid, Lansing MI, actor (Pressure Point)
1895 - Jack Gregory, cricketer (Australian all-rounder of post-WWI years)
1899 - Jaroslav Jeremias, composer
1900 - Shalva Mikhailovich Taktakishvili, composer
1901 - James Pitman, Bath England, educator/publisher/phonetic speller
1903 - John Ringling North, circus director (Ringling Bros)
1903 - Millard Mitchell, Havana Cuba, actor (12 O'Clock High, Gunfighter)
1903 - Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
1905 - Nicolas Cotoner y Cotoner, spanish courtier
1907 - Stanley Adams, songwriter
1908 - Lady Jean Swaythling, chief controller (ATS)
1908 - Manos Katrakis, Greek actor (d. 1984)
1909 - Len Darling, cricketer (South Australian & Test batsman of 30's)
1910 - Pierre Schaeffer, French engineer/composer
1911 - Ethel Lois Payne, journalist (Chic Defender)/1st Lady of Black Press
1911 - Jan Koetsier, composer
1911 - Pieter Platteel, last governor Neth New-Guinea
1912 - Eva Strittmatter, writer
1913 - Fred Davis, English world champ snooker player (1948-49, 51)
1913 - Paul Dean, American baseball player (d. 1981)
1914 - Sydney Wooderson, miler (world record 1937)
1915 - Lord Mishcon, economist
1915 - B.A. Santamaria, Australian political activist and journalist (d. 1998)
1916 - Andrew Kay, surgeon/professor of surgery (U of Glasgow)
1916 - Wellington Mara, Co-Owner of the New York Giants (d. 2005)
1920 - Nehemiah Persoff, Jerusalem Palestine, actor (Al Capone, Yentl)
1921 - Giorgio Strehler, theatre director
1923 - William Flanagan, composer
1924 - Georges Prêtre, French conductor
1925 - Russell Baker, Loudoun County, Va, columnist/humorist (NY Times)
1926 - Alice Adams, US author
1926 - Alice Ghostley, Eve Montana, actress (Bewitched, Designing Women)
1926 - Buddy Greco, Phila Pa, jazz singer (Away We Go, Broadway Open House)
1926 - René Goscinny, French song/cartoon text writer (Asterix)
1927 - Frank Cvitanovich, film maker
1927 - Lord Whaddon, CEO (Daltrade & Skorimpex-Rind)
1928 - Laurentius L M [Laurens] van Deenen, (pathed)physiologist
1928 - Lina Wertmueller, [Arcanguela von Elgg], Rome, actress (7 Beauties)
1929 - Hewlett Thompson, Bishop of Exeter
1929 - Louise M Slaughter, (Rep-D-New York)
1929 - Oliver Neville, principal (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts)
1929 - Dick Tiger, Nigerian boxer (d. 1971)
1930 - Earl Weaver, St Louis Mo, manager (Balt Orioles 1968-82, 85-86), (d. 2013)
1930 - Gerald B H Solomon, (Rep-R-New York, 1979- )
1930 - Lord Chorley, mountaineering enthusiast
1931 - Frederic Raphael, writer (After the War, California Time)
1931 - Marylyn Roberts, librarian/founding member (WIC)
1932 - Dom Philip Jebb, headmaster (Downside School Great Britain)
1932 - James V Hansen, (Rep-R-Utah, 1981- )
1932 - Lee Hoffman, American author (d. 2007)
1933 - Richard R. Ernst, Swiss chemist and Nobel Prize Laureate
1933 - Bryce Courtenay, Johannesburg, South Africa, Australian novelist (The Power of One), (d.
           2012)
1934 - Robin McLaren, British ambassador (China)
1936 - Trevor Bannister, British actor
1937 - Brian Fenelly, composer
1937 - Brian Curvis, Swansea, Wales, boxer, British welterweight champion (1960-1964), (d. 2012)
1938 - Betsy Cullen, LPGA golfer
1938 - Niara Sudarkasa, [Gloria M Clark], educator/pres (Lincoln College)
1938 - Stuart McKinnon, high court judge
1940 - Dash Crofts, Cisco Tx, singer (Seals & Crofts-Summer Breeze)
1940 - Galen Hall, WLAF Head Coach (Orlando Thunder, Rhein Fire)
1941 - Connie Smith, Elkhart, Indiana, singer (Dream Painter, New Horizons)
1941 - David Crosby, Los Angeles California, rocker (Crosby, Stills & Nash-Southern Cross)
1941 - Peter Truscott, cricketer (one Test NZ v Pakistan 1965, 3 & 26)
1942 - Sandy Gilmour, Montclair NJ, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday)
1943 - Barrie Leadbeater, cricket umpire
1943 - Jon Andrew McBride, Charleston WV, Capt USN/astronaut (STS 41G)
1943 - Keith Hampson, MP
1943 - Ronald Campbell, MP
1944 - Robyn Smith Astaire, jockey/wife of Fred Astaire
1944 - Tim Bogert, Richfiled NJ, rock bassist (Vanilla Fudge) [or 8/27]
1945 - Brenda Benet, Hollywood, actress (Lee-Days of Our Lives, Beach Ball)
1945 - Cheryl Waltz, author/film producer
1945 - Jennifer d'Abo, CEO (Ryman, Moyses Stevens)
1945 - Steve Martin, comedian (Parenthood, Jerk, Roxanne)
1945 - Tony Scannel, actor (Bill, Blue Money) [or 1932]
1945 - Wim Wenders, West German director (American Friend, Hammett)
1946 - Alexander Curly, [Harm Breemer], Dutch artist
1946 - Antonio Fargas, Bronx NY, actor (Huggy Bear-Starsky & Hutch)
1946 - Larry Graham Jr, rocker (Graham Central Station-One in a Million You)
1946 - Marga van Praag, Dutch radio hostess
1946 - Susan Saint James, [Miller], LA CA, actress (McMillian & Wife)
1947 - Daniele Steel, NYC, author (Rememberance, Zoya, Star, Daddy)
1947 - George Newsome, rocker
1947 - Peter Christian, English actor
1947 - Danielle Steel, New York, American novelist (Wanderlust, The House)
1947 - Maddy Prior, English folk singer
1948 - Terry Adams, American musician (NRBQ)
1949 - John Tarrant, Tasmania, 1st Australian born Zen teacher
1949 - Bob Backlund, American wrestler
1950 - Gary Larson, Tacoma, Washington, cartoonist (Far Side)
1951 - Peter Blegvad, American musician (Slapp Happy)
1951 - Carl Lumbly, Minneapolis, Minnesota, American actor (Cagney & Lacey, Alias)
1952 - Debbie Meyer, Annapolis Md, 200m/400m/800m swimmer (Oly-3 gold-68)
1952 - Mark C Lee, Viroqua WI, Mjr USAF/astronaut (STS 30, 47, 64, 82,sk: 98)
1953 - James Horner, actor (Titanic, Apollo 13, Balto, Jade, Casper)
1953 - Cliff Johnson, American computer game author
1954 - Mark Fidrych, American baseball player
1956 - Sharon Bryant, vocalist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
1956 - Johnny Lever, Indian actor
1956 - Rusty Wallace, American race car driver
1957 - Jackee [Harry], Winston-Salem NC, actress (Sandra-227)
1957 - Gino Hernandez, American wrestler (d. 1986)
1958 - "Beautiful" Bobby Eaton, wrestler (SMW/ECW/NJPW/WCW, Midnight Express)
1959 - Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Mich, NBA Forward (LA Lakers/Olympic-gold-92)
1959 - Frank Brickowski, NBA forward/center (Seattle Supersonics)
1959 - Marcia Gay Harden, American actress
1960 - Broderick Thompson, NFL tackle/guard (Denver Broncos)
1960 - Fred Roberts, NBA forward (LA Lakers)
1960 - Sarah Brightman, actress/singer (Phantom of the Opera)
1960 - Cecilia Gasdia, Italian soprano
1961 - Susan Olson, Santa Monica California, actress (Cindy-Brady Bunch)
1961 - "Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert, American wrestler (d. 1995)
1962 - Jerry Foltz, Las Vegas NV, Nike golfer (1991 Pensacola Open-2nd)
1962 - Mark Gubicza, Philadelphia PA, pitcher (KC Royals)
1962 - Mark Robert Isfeld, combat engineer
1962 - Rameez Raja, cricketer (prolific Pakistani batsman)
1964 - Brannon Braga, American scriptwriter
1965 - Emmanuelle Seigner, Paris France, actress (The Smile)
1965 - Lynette Falls, Ridgewood NJ, Miss NJ-America-1991
1966 - David Hallyday, Boulougne France, actor (He's My Girl)
1966 - Halle Berry, American actress
1966 - Karl Petter Løken, Norwegian footballer
1968 - Glenn Leroy McLeay, Invercargill NZ, points race cyclist (Olympics-96)
1968 - Halle Berry, Cleve Ohio, Miss World USA (1986)/actress (Boomerang)
1968 - Praveen Amre, cricketer (Indian batsman, century on Test debut 1992)
1968 - Adrian Lester, English actor
1968 - Billy Mavreas, Greek-Canadian cartoonist
1969 - Stig Tøfting, Danish footballer
1969 - DJ Uncle Al, American hip-hop DJ (d. 2001)
1970 - Arno Doornernik, soccer player (Roda JC)
1970 - Slava Dosedel, Czech, tennis star
1970 - Susan Veasey, Wilmington DE, LPGA golfer (U of S Fla)
1970 - Trise Jackson, WNBA guard (LA Sparks)
1971 - Adam Timmerman, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1971 - Christopher R Nelloms, Dayton Ohio, sprinter
1971 - James Folston, NFL defensive end (Oakland Raiders)
1971 - Mark Loretta, Santa Monica CA, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
1971 - Pramodaya Wickremasinhghe, cricketer (Sri Lankan fast-medium bowler)
1971 - Sean Hill, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins)
1971 - Stan White, NFL/WLAF quarterback (NY Giants, London Monarchs)
1971 - Raoul Bova, Italian actor
1972 - Brian Gragert, WLAF punter (Amsterdam Admirals)
1972 - Ed O'Bannon, NBA forward (NJ Nets)
1972 - Evan Pilgrim, NFL guard (Chic Bears)
1972 - Katja Maaria Lehtd, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
1972 - Ross Schulte, NFL/WLAF kicker/punter (Buffalo Bills, Frankfurt Galaxy)
1972 - Jay Manuel, Canadian make-up artist
1973 - Kieren Perkins, Australian free-style 1500m swimmer (world record)
1973 - Mike Mamula, NFL linebacker/defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
1973 - Nancy Sweetnam, Lindsay Ontario, 400m swimmer (Olympics-7-92, 96)
1973 - Romane Bohringer, Pont-Sainte-Maxene France, actress (Savage Nights)
1973 - Wayne Chrebet, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets)
1973 - Jay-Jay Okocha, Nigerian footballer
1973 - Jared Borgetti, Mexican footballer
1973 - Daisuke Ishiwatari, Japanese game developer and composer
1974 - Chucky Atkins, American basketball player
1974 - Martin Bulloch, Scottish musician (Mogwai)
1974 - Christopher Gorham, American actor
1974 - Ana Matronic, American singer (Scissor Sisters)
1975 - Mike Vrabel, defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1975 - Viaceslav Ivanovski, Israel, Men's Weightlifting 99kg
1976 - Alex Albrecht, American actor
1976 - Maya Nasri, Lebanese actress and singer
1976 - Steve Braun, Canadian actor
1977 - Juan Pierre, American baseball player
1978 - Anastasios Kyriakos, Greek footballer
1978 - Kate Ritchie, Australian actress
1979 - Yoichiro Morikawa, Japanese film director
1979 - Paul Burgess, Australian athlete
1980 - Estrella Morente, Spanish flamenco singer
1980 - Roy Williams, American football player
1981 - Matthew Etherington, English footballer
1981 - Julius Jones, American football player
1983 - Elena Baltacha, Ukrainian/British tennis player
1983 - Mila Kunis, Ukrainian/American actress
1983 - Leo Núñez, Dominican baseball player
1984 - Clay Buchholz, American baseball player
1984 - Josh Gorges, Canadian ice hockey player
1984 - Nick Grimshaw, English DJ/Television presenter
1985 - Christian Gentner, German footballer
1986 - Terin Humphrey, American gymnast
1987 - Tim Tebow, American football player
1988 - Shahd Barmada, Syrian singer
1989 - Kyle Turris, Canadian ice hockey player
1990 - Jaydee Bixby, Canadian singer

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #1060 on: August 14, 2013, 09:43:44 AM »
This Day in History for 14th August


Famous Deaths


                 
US Civil War Admiral                                   Newspaper Publisher
David Farragut (1870)                            William Randolph Hearst (1951)


582 - Tiberius II Constantine, Byzantine Emperor
1167 - Raynald van Dassel, archbishop of Cologne, dies
1204 - Minamoto no Yoriie, Japanese shogun (b. 1182)
1390 - John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel, English soldier (b. 1364)
1433 - Johan I, king of Portugal (1383-1433), dies at 76
1573 - Saitō Tatsuoki, Japanese warlord (b. 1548)
1587 - Gugliemo Gonzaga, composer, dies at 49
1652 - Abraham Elsevier, book publisher/publisher, dies at 60
1691 - Richard Talbot, 1st Earl of Tyrconnel, Irish rebel (b. 1630)
1704 - Roland Laporte, French Protestant leader (b. 1675)
1727 - William Croft, composer, dies at 48
1763 - Giovanni Battista Somis, composer, dies at 76
1774 - Johann Jakob Reiske, German physician (b. 1716)
1778 - Augustus Montague Toplady, hymn writer (Rock of Ages), dies
1784 - Nathaniel Hone, Irish-born painter (b. 1718)
1785 - John William Fletcher, evangelist, dies
1788 - Thomas Sheridan, actor/biographer/lexicographer (Intelligencer), dies
1794 - George Colman, the Elder, playwright, dies
1833 - Luigi Cagnola, architect, dies
1834 - Friedrich Christian Ruppe, composer, dies at 63
1844 - Henry Francis Cary, translator (Dante), dies
1856 - William Buckland, dean (Westminster)/geologist, dies
1856 - Constant Prévost, French geologist (b. 1787)
1858 - George Combe, phrenologist, dies
1860 - André Marie Constant Duméril, French zoologist (b. 1774)
1863 - Colin Campbell, British officer (Cawnpore), dies at 70
1867 - Niccola Benvenuti, composer, dies at 84
1870 - David Farragut, American Admiral ("Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"), dies
           at 69
1874 - Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, American politician (b. 1821)
1884 - Arnoldus Pannevis, South African shipping agent/linguist, dies at 46
1887 - Richard Jeffries, naturalist/essayist, dies
1891 - Johnny Mullagh, cricketer (Aboriginal tourist 1868), dies
1905 - Mohammed Abdoe, Egyptian writing expert (Al'Oerwah al-Woethka), dies
1905 - Simeon Solomon, British artist (b. 1840)
1922 - Alfred CW Harmsworth, 1st viscount Northcliffe/newspaper magnate, dies
1923 - Jacob T Cremer, pres (Dutch Handel-Mij), dies at 76
1926 - John H. Moffitt, American politician (b. 1843)
1928 - Klabund, [Alfred Henschke], German writer (Spuk/Rasputin), dies at 37
1932 - Rin Tin Tin, US Hollywood-dog, dies
1936 - Rainey Bethea, hanged, last US public execution
1937 - Sapper, British soldier/novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond), dies at 48
1938 - Hugh Trumble, cricketer (32 Tests for Australia, 141 wickets), dies
1938 - J J Kelly, cricketer (36 Tests for Aust 1896-1905, stumped 20), dies
1938 - Landon Ronald, composer/pianist, dies at 65
1941 - Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
1941 - Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr (b. 1894)
1943 - Joe Kelley, American baseball player (b. 1871)
1946 - Susan St James, [Susan Jane Miller], Los Angeles California, actress (Kate & Allie)
1949 - Husni al-Barazi, premier of Syria, shot to death
1949 - Husni el-Zaim, president/dictator of Syria, shot to death
1951 - William Randolph Hearst, newspaper publisher, dies in Beverly Hills aged 88
1955 - Fiske Kimball, US architect/art historian, dies at 66
1955 - Herbert Putnam, Librarian of Congress (b. 1861)
1956 - Bertold Brecht, German writer (Mother Courage), dies at 58
1956 - Freiherr Constantine von Neurath, German foreign min (1932-38), dies
1958 - Big Bill Broonzy, rocker, dies of cancer at 65
1958 - Frederic Joliot-Curie, French nuclear physicist (Nobel 1936), dies
1958 - Gladys L Presley, mom of Elvis, dies at 46
1958 - Mary Ritter Beard, American historian, dies at 82
1958 - Konstantin von Neurath, German diplomat (b.1873)
1961 - Clarke Ashton Smith, sci-fi author (Lost Worlds), dies at 68
1961 - Guido Alberto Fano, composer, dies at 86
1961 - Henri-Edouard-Prosper Breuil, priest/archaeologist, dies
1963 - Clifford Odets, US playwright (Golden Boy), dies at 57
1964 - Johnny Burnette, rocker, drowns at 30
1965 - Jan van Nijlen, Flemish poet/writer (Walk at Dawn), dies
1966 - S J "Tip" Snooke, South African cricket all-rounder (26 Tests 1905-23), dies
1967 - Bob Anderson, British racing driver (b. 1931)
1969 - Leonard Sidney Woolf, English publisher/writer, dies at 88
1969 - Sigrid Gurie, actor (3 Faces West, Algiers), dies at 58
1970 - Vano Il'ich Muradeli, composer, dies at 62
1971 - Georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer, dies at 59
1972 - Jules Romains, French novelist (Death of Nobody), dies at 86
1972 - Oscar Levant, actor (American in Paris, Dance of Life), dies at 65
1972 - Pierre Brasseur, French actor (Quai des Brumes), dies at 66
1975 - Joris Baers, Flemish bibliographer (founder Boekengids), dies at 87
1978 - Nicolas Bentley, British writer (b. 1907)
1980 - Dorothy Stratten, Playmate, murdered by boyfriend Paul Snider
1981 - Dudley Nourse, cricketer (34 Tests for South Africa, 2960 runs), dies
1981 - Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor (b. 1894)
1982 - Patrick Magee, Irish actor (Clockwork Orange, King Lear), dies at 60
1984 - John Boynton Priestley, English, stagewriter (Magicians), dies at 89
1984 - Peter Charles Arthur Wishart, composer, dies at 63
1984 - Tigran Petroshan, Russian chess grand master, dies at 55
1985 - Gale Sondergaard, actress (Letter), dies of cerebral thrombosis at 86
1988 - Enzo Ferrari, Italy, sportscar manufacturer (Ferrari), dies at 90
1988 - Roy Buchanan, American guitarist (b. 1939)
1991 - Douglas Kiker, newscaster (NBC-TV), dies of a heart attack at 61
1991 - Alberto Crespo, Argentine racing driver (b. 1920)
1992 - Alexander Rosemeier, Indonesian/Dutch painter, dies at 104
1992 - Flora SA Benson, US, wife of pres Ezra Taft B of mormon church, dies
1992 - John J Sirica, US, judge (Watergate), dies at 88
1992 - Marion P Ames, US, advocate/activist, dies
1992 - Tony Williams, US, singer (Platters-Great Pretender), dies at 64
1994 - Bill Cowley, creator (Lyke Wake Walk), dies at 78
1994 - Elias Canetti, Bulgaria/British author (Nobel 1981), dies at 89
1994 - Joan Harrison, English producer/Alfred Hitchcock's sect, dies at 83
1994 - Patrick Meehan, petty Criminal, dies at 67
1994 - Tom Greenshields, sculptor, dies at 79
1995 - Joseph Fattorini, businessman, dies at 82
1996 - Camilla Horn, actress (Rebus, Vertigine, Matinee Idol), dies at 93
1996 - Sergiu Celibidache, conductor, dies at 84
1996 - Uzo Egonu, painter/print maker, dies at 64
1999 - Pee Wee Reese, American baseball player (b. 1918)
2000 - Alain Fournier, French-born computer graphics researcher (b. 1943)
2000 - Cuan McCarthy, South African cricketer (b. 1929)
2002 - Dave Williams, American singer (Drowning Pool) (b. 1972)
2003 - Helmut Rahn, German footballer (b. 1929)
2004 - Trevor Skeet, New Zealand-born British politician (b. 1918)
2004 - Czesław Miłosz, Polish-born writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1911)
2005 - Coo Coo Marlin, American race car driver (b. 1932)
2006 - Bruno Kirby, American actor (b. 1949)
2007 - Tikhon Khrennikov, Russian composer (b. 1913)
2010 - Herman Leonard, American photographer (b. 1923)
2010 - Tahar Wattar, Algerian novelist (b. 1936)
2011 - Shammi Kapoor, Indian actor and director (b. 1931)
2012 - Ron Palillo, American actor, dies from a heart attack at 63
2012 - Phyllis Thaxter, American actress, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #1061 on: August 15, 2013, 09:50:52 AM »
This Day in History for 15th August


Historical Events


                                   
Roman Emperor Charlemagne             French President Charles de Gaulle            Hall of Fame MLB shortstop
                                                                                                                             Ernie Banks


Anti-apartheid activist/
South African President
 Nelson Mandela


778 - Battle of Roncevaux Pass: Roland, commander of the rear guard of Charlemagne's army is
         defeated by the Basques
927 - The Saracens conquer and destroy Taranto.
1040 - King Duncan I is killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth. The latter succeeds
           him as King of Scots.
1057 - King Macbeth is killed at the Battle of Lumphanan by the forces of Máel Coluim mac
           Donnchada.
1185 - The cave city of Vardzia is consecrated by Queen Tamar of Georgia.
1308 - Johannieter knights conquer Rhodos on the Greece
1457 - Earliest dated book, "Mainz Psalter," completed
1461 - The Empire of Trebizond surrenders to the forces of Sultan Mehmet II. This is regarded by
           some historians as the real end of the Byzantine Empire. Emperor David is exiled and later
           murdered.
1517 - Seven Portuguese armed vessels led by Fernão Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the
           Pearl River estuary.
1519 - Panama City founded
1534 - Ignatius of Loyola forms society of Jesus/Jesuits
1537 - Asunción, Paraguay, is founded.
1540 - Arequipa, Peru, is founded.
1548 - Mary queen of Scotland (6) arrives in France
1549 - Jesuit priest Saint Francis Xavier comes ashore at Kagoshima (Traditional Japanese date: July
           22, 1549).
1599 - Nine Years War: Battle of Curlew Pass - Irish forces led by Hugh Roe O'Donnell successfully
           ambush English forces, led by Sir Conyers Clifford, sent to relieve Collooney Castle.
1620 - Mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims
1635 - 1st recorded US hurricane hit the Plymouth Colony
1653 - -16] Dutch ship "Sperwer" stranded at Tsjedzjoe Korea
1658 - France/Sweden/Bavarian/Brunswick/Munster/Hessen-Kassel form Rijnbond
1668 - Rijnbond disbands
1684 - Spain & Germany sign cease fire with France
1741 - French troops attack the Rhine
1748 - United Lutheran Church of US organized
1760 - Battle at Leignitz: Prussia beats Austria & Russia
1785 - French cardinal De Rohan arrested
1795 - Joseph Haydn leaves England forever
1824 - Freed American slaves forms country of Liberia
1832 - Gregory XVI encyclical On liberalism & religious indifferentism
1843 - National black convention meets (Buffalo NY)
1843 - Tivoli Park in Copenhagen opens
1848 - M Waldo Hanchett patents dental chair
1858 - Regular mail to Pacific coast begins
1861 - Lincoln directs reinforcements to be sent to MO
1863 - Submarine "HL Hunley" arrives in Charleston on railroad cars
1863 - The Anglo-Satsuma War begins between the Satsuma Domain of Japan and the United
           Kingdom (Traditional Japanese date: July 2, 1863).
1864 - Off New England coast, CSS Tallahassee captures 6 yankee schooners
1867 - 2nd Reform Bill extends suffrage in England
1869 - The Meiji government in Japan establishes six new ministries, including one for Shinto.
1870 - Transcontinental Railway actually completed in Colorado
1876 - US law removes Indians from Black Hills after gold find
1886 - Guy Hecker scores 7 runs in 1 game
1891 - San Sebastian Church in Manila, the first all-steel church in Asia, is officially inaugurated and
           blessed.
1892 - 4th & last British government of Gladstone forms
1893 - US no longer allowed exclusive rights in Bering Sea
1899 - Louisville's Henry Dowling struck out 5 times in a game
1901 - Arch Rock, danger to Bay shipping, blasted with 30 tons of nitro
1905 - Phila A's Rube Waddell no-hits St Louis Browns, 2-0 in 5 innings
1906 - 1st freight delivery tunnel system begins, underneath Chicago
1911 - Procter & Gamble unveils its Crisco shortening
1912 - Yankee Guy Zinn sets record by stealing home twice in a game
1914 - 13th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in New York (3-2)
1914 - Dinant Belgium destroyed by German bombs
1914 - German assault at Dinant: Lt Charles de Gaulle (24), injured
1914 - Japan joins side of allies
1914 - Panama Canal opens (under cost)
1914 - A male servant of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright sets fire to the living quarters of the
           architect's Wisconsin home, Taliesin, murders seven people and burns the living quarters to
           the ground.
1915 - Journalist Albert Siegfried Bettelheim, convicted of murder in Georgia
1918 - 1st full length cartoon (Sinking of Lusitania)
1918 - Russia severs diplomatic ties with US
1923 - Eamon de Valera arrested in Irish Free State
1923 - Mexico & US reaches accord over oil concession of 1917
1925 - Norway annexes Spitsbergen
1925 - White Sox Dickie Kerr, 1st appearance since winning 2 world series games in 1919
1931 - Ernest Lassy completes longest canoe journey without port (6,102 mi)
1931 - Roy Wilkins joined NAACP as asst secretary
1931 - Spakenburg soccer team forms
1939 - "Wizard of Oz" premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theater, Hollywood
1939 - In 1st night game at Comiskey Park, Sox beat Browns 5-2
1939 - 13 Stukas dive into the ground during a disastrous air-practice at Neuhammer. No survivors.
1940 - 1st edition of Jewish Weekly newspaper in Amsterdam (under Nazi)
1940 - Heavy dogfights above England: 75 German aircrafts damaged
1941 - Kovono Lithuanian Jews are herded into Slobodka ghetto
1942 - 5 hostages executed by Nazis in St-Michielsgestel
1943 - Allies land on Kiska Aleutians
1944 - Allied air raid on train in North Netherlands, 32 killed
1944 - German field marshal von Kluge vanishes for one day
1944 - Operation Anvil: Allies land on French Mediterranean sea coast
1944 - Operation Dragoon: Allied troops land in Provence
1944 - US 12 Army corp enters Le Mans through Orleans
1944 - US 7th Armour division reaches Chartres
1945 - A riot ensued in SF while the city was celebrating the end of WW II
1945 - South Korea liberated from Japanese rule
1945 - US wartime rationing of gasoline & fuel oil ends
1945 - Chandler sells World Series radio rights for $150,000 to Gillette, Ford had been World Series 
           sponsor since 1934, pay $100,000 annually
1945 - World War II: Korean Liberation Day.
1947 - India declares independence from UK, Islamic part becomes Pakistan
1947 - Pakistan (formerly West Pakistan) declares independence from UK
1948 - 3rd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias
1948 - Republic of Korea (South Korea) proclaimed (National Day)
1949 - WOTV TV channel 8 in Grand Rapids, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
1950 - 8.6 earthquake in India kills 20,000 to 30,000
1950 - Ezzard Charles TKOs Freddie Beshore in 14 for heavyweight boxing title
1950 - Indians make their 1st triple play at Cleveland Stadium
1950 - Indies Constitution goes into effect
1950 - Joseph Pholien becomes Belgian premier
1950 - Pres Sukarno proclaims unity of Indonesia
1950 - Rotterdam harbor strike begins
1950 - Srikakulam district is formed in Andhra Pradesh, India.
1952 - 19th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Los Angeles 10, All-Stars 7 (88,316)
1952 - 9" of rain fall creates a 20' wave in Lynmouth, England killing 34
1954 - Alfredo Stroessner names himself president of Paraguay
1954 - WCHS TV channel 8 in Charleston-Huntington, WV (ABC) begins
1955 - WXEX TV channel 8 in Richmond-Petersburg, VA (ABC) begins
1955 - Hurricane Connie dissipates after killing 43 in NC, SC, Virginia & Maryland
1957 - David Simons reaches 30,942 m in Man High 2 balloon
1957 - USAF Capt Joe B Jordan reaches 31,513 m in F-104 jet fighter
1958 - 25th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 35, Detroit 19 (70,000)
1958 - Marshal Boelganin resigns as director of Staatsbank
1958 - Soviet Marshal Bulganin resigns as director of State Bank
1960 - CFL's Calgary Stampeders move into McMahon Stadium
1960 - Chic Bears beat NY Giants 16-7 in Toronto (NFL expo)
1960 - Congo (formerly Congo/Brazzaville) declares Independence from France
1960 - Mil Brave Lew Burdette no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 1-0
1960 - UFO is sighted by 3 California patrolmen
1961 - Keiyo Road is specified as the first driveway in Japan.
1962 - Netherlands & Indonesia signs accord about New Guinea
1962 - Shady Grove Baptist Church burned in Leesburg Georgia
1963 - Fulbert Youlou, resigns as Pres of Congo-Brazzaville
1964 - Fred Trueman takes 300th Test Cricket wicket (Neil Hawke)
1964 - Mayor Daley declares "Ernie Banks Day" in Chicago
1964 - Phillies triple-play NY Mets
1964 - Race riot in Dixmoor (Chicago suburb) Ill
1964 - Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 3½"
1965 - 47th PGA Championship: Dave Marr shoots a 280 at Laurel Valley GC PA
1965 - Beatles play to 55,000 at Shea Stadium
1965 - Mary Mills wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open
1965 - Japanese community of SF holds Masanori Murakami Day at Candlestick Park to honor 1st
           Japanese player to play in major leagues
1966 - Radio Free Asia (South Korea) begins radio transmission
1967 - Pope Paul VI publishes constitution Regimini Ecclesiae Universae
1967 - England's Marine Offense Bill makies pirate radio stations a crime goes into effect, pirate
           station Radio 355 closes down
1968 - Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting
1968 - Romanian president Ceausescu visits Prague
1968 - USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
1969 - Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens in NY State (Max Yasgur's Dairy Farm)
1970 - Patricia Palinkas becomes 1st woman pro football player (Orlando)
1971 - Bahrain gains independence from Britain
1971 - Charles Lismont wins Helsinki marathon (2:13:09.0)
1971 - KVRL (now KRIV) TV ch 26 in Shreveport-Texarkana, LA (NBC) begins
1971 - Pres Nixon announces 90-day freeze on wages, prices & rents
1971 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Len Immke Buick Golf Open
1973 - Black September kills 3 wounds 55 Athens
1973 - David Storey's "Cromwell," premieres in London
1973 - USSR performs nuclear test
1974 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1974 - Hurricane/floods ravage Bangladesh, 4,000 killed
1974 - Longest team (6) trampoline bouncing marathon (1,248 hours (52 days))
1974 - South Korean President Park Chung-Hee escapes assassination
1975 - Bangladesh military coup under Khondakar Moustaque Ahmed
1975 - Joanne Little acquitted of murder charges
1975 - Miki Takeo makes the first official pilgrimage to Yasukuni Shrine by an incumbent prime
           minister on the anniversary of the end of World War II.
1976 - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
1977 - England regain cricket Ashes by taking a 3-0 series lead over Aust
1977 - SS chief Kappler escapes from prison hospital in Rome
1978 - House of Reps approves (233-169), 39-month extension for ERA
1979 - Andrew Young resigns as UN ambassador
1981 - Botham scores a century in 86 balls v Australia at Old Trafford
1981 - Robin Leamy of US swims record 7.98 kph for 50 m
1982 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
1982 - Equatorial Guinea adopts constitution
1983 - Ramones guitarist Joey Ramone, beaten in fight-undergoes brain surgery
1984 - The PKK in Turkey starts a campaign of armed attacks upon the Turkish military
1985 - Iraqi air raid on Iran oil-island Kharg
1986 - Pres Reagan decides to support a replacement for Challenger
1987 - US beats Cuba in Pan-Am baseball
1987 - At Pan Am games in Indianapolis, USA & Cuba are tied with 2 outs in 9th, Ty Griffin HR, Cuba
           1st loss in 20 years of Pan Am competition
1988 - "Ain't Misbehavin'" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 176 perfs
1988 - At 4PM LILCO consumers used a record 3,813 megawatts
1988 - NYC begins $70 million program to rebuild 900 Bronx apartments
1989 - Cancer sufferer/SF Giant pitcher Dave Dravecky breaks arm on mound
1989 - Frederik de Klerk becomes president of South Africa
1989 - Giorgio Lamberti swims world record 200m free style (1:46.69)
1989 - US Venus probe Magellan launched from Space shuttle
1989 - In 2nd start since after cancer treatment, Giants Dave Dravecky breaks his pitching arm while
           throwing to Tim Raines
1990 - 51st PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player
1990 - Mark McGwire is 1st to hit 30 HRs in each of his 1st 4 seasons
1990 - Phils Terry Mulholland no-hits Giants 6-0 (8th no hitter of 1990)
1991 - 750,000 attend Paul Simon's free concert in Central Park
1991 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1992 - Colombo '92 closes in Genoa Italy
1993 - "Goodbye Girl" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 188 performances
1993 - 75th PGA Championship: Paul Azinger shoots a 272 at Inverness Club Oh
1993 - Cindy Schreyer wins LPGA Sun-Time Challenge Golf Tournament
1993 - NYC radio (WFAN) personality Don Imus' lung collapes for 2nd time
1993 - Nolan Ryan, 324th & final victory, Rangers 4, Indians 1
1993 - Televangelist Robert Tilton announces he is divorcing Marte
1994 - South African President Nelson Mandela receives Anne Frank Penning
1994 - Terrorist Carlos the Jackal, captured in Khartoum Sudan
1995 - Keylee Sue Sanders, 18, of Kansas, crowned 13th Miss Teen USA
1997 - Dan Wilson hits Seattle Mariners 3,000th HR
1997 - Dow Jones drops 247.37 pts
1997 - LA Dodgers retire Tommy Lasorda's #2
1998 - Omagh bomb in Northern Ireland, the worst terrorist incident of The Troubles
1999 - Beni Ounif massacre in Algeria; some 29 people are killed at a false roadblock near the
           Moroccan border, leading to temporary tensions with Morocco.
2004 - Bay of Plenty win Rugby Union's Ranfurly shield for the first time in the shield's 102 year
           history and after 28 unsuccessful challenges. They defeated Auckland. 33-26
2007 - An 8.0-magnitude earthquake off the Pacific coast devastates Ica and various regions of Peru
           killing 514 and injuring 1,090.
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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #1062 on: August 15, 2013, 12:03:28 PM »
This Day in History for 15th August


Famous Weddings


1958 - Buddy Holly weds Maria Santiago
1985 - Anti-apartheid lawyer Bulelani Ngcuka marries in South Africa
1992 - Actress Susan Anton marries actor Jeff Lester
2004 - Fashion designer and socialite Nicky Hilton (21) weds businessman Todd Andrew Meister (33)
           at The Vegas Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
2009 - Charmed actress Alyssa Milano (39) weds CAA agent David Bugliari in Bernardsville, New
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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #1063 on: August 15, 2013, 12:15:15 PM »
This Day in History for 15th August


Famous Birthdays


                                   
French Emperor                                       Eagle Forum President                           Actor Ben Affleck (1972)
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769)                      Phyllis Schlafly (1924)


1171 - King Alfonso IX of Leon (d. 1230)
1195 - Anthony of Padua, Portuguese saint (d. 1231)
1432 - Luigi Pulci, Italy, poet (Morgante)
1575 - Bartol Kašić, Croatian writer and linguist (d. 1650)
1613 - Gilles Ménage, French scholar (d. 1692)
1619 - Hubertus Quellinus, [Quellien], Flemish cartoonist/copper plate
1688 - Frederick-William I, king of Prussia (1713-1740)
1702 - Francesco Zuccarelli, Italian rococo painter/etcher
1717 - Blind Jack, English roadbuilder (d. 1810)
1725 - Ferdinando Bertoni, composer
1727 - Johann Georg Holzbogen, composer
1736 - Johann Christoph Kellner, composer
1740 - Matthias Claudius, German poet (d. 1815)
1741 - Thomas Norris, composer
1769 - Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsica, resident of Elba (emperor of France 1804-13, 1814-15), (d.
           1821)
1771 - Walter Scott, Scotland, novelist/poet (Lady of Lake)
1776 - Gottlieb Schick, German painter (Apollo under the Hirten)
1776 - Ignaz Xaver von Seyfried, composer
1782 - Henri MG earl the Merode, Belgian revolutionary (Souvenirs)
1785 - Thomas De Quincey, England, writer (Confessions of English Opium Eater)
1787 - Alexander Aliabiev, composer
1788 - Carel SW van Hogendorp, Dutch colonial director
1794 - Elias M Fries, Swedish botanist (System mycologicum)
1803 - James Douglas, father of British Columbia
1813 - Jules Grévy, 2nd President of the French Third Republic (d. 1891)
1822 - Wilhelm Rust, composer
1823 - Orris Sanford Ferry, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1829 - Eduard de Hartog, composer
1839 - Hugh Archibald Clarke, composer
1845 - Walter Crane, England, painter/illustrator (Beauty & Beast)
1851 - [Georgette A] Helena Amelung, Dutch actress (Scapegoat)
1856 - J Keir Hardie, 1st Labour representative in British Parliament
1857 - Albert Ballin, German shipping tycoon (d. 1918)
1860 - Florence Kling DeWolfe Harding, 1st lady (1921-23)
1860 - Roosje Vos, Dutch union organizer
1860 - Henrietta Vinton Davis, American elocutionist (d. 1941)
1863 - Alexei Krylov, Russian engineer and mathematician (d. 1945)
1865 - Johan[nes] B Schepers, Frisian writer (Braga)
1865 - Usui Mikao, Japanese founder of Reiki (d. 1926)
1872 - Harold Fraser-Simson, composer
1872 - Rubin Goldmark, composer
1874 - Joseph Klausner, Polish/Israeli new testament expert
1875 - Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, London, composer (Hiawatha's Wedding Feast)
1876 - Aleksandar Belic, Serb linguist
1878 - Pjotr N Wrangel, Russian baron/general (White Armies, WW II)
1879 - Ethel Barrymore, Phila, actress (Constant Wife, Corn is Green)
1881 - Alfred Wagenknecht, German-born American activist (d. 1956)
1883 - Ivan Meštrović, Croatian sculptor (d. 1962)
1885 - Andrey Filippovich Pashchenko, composer
1885 - Edna Ferber, American author & playwright (American Beauty, Cimarron) (d. 1968)
1885 - Mary Nash, Troy NY, actress (Phila Story, Till the Clouds Roll By)
1886 - Bill Whitty, cricketer (Australian left-arm bowler 1909-12)
1888 - Albert Spalding, composer
1888 - T E Lawrence Tremadoc, [Lawrence of Arabia], Wales, soldier/writer
1890 - Jacques Ibert, Paris France, composer (Escales)
1890 - Elizabeth Bolden, American Supercentenarian (d. 2006)
1892 - Knud Christian Jeppesen, composer
1892 - Louis-Victor prince of Broglie, France, physicist (Nobel 1929)
1893 - Alexander Vasil'yevich Gauk, composer
1893 - Harlow H Curtice, pres of General Motors (1953-8)
1893 - Leslie Comrie, New Zealand astronomer and computing pioneer (d. 1950)
1896 - Catherine Doherty, Russian-born Canadian activist (d. 1985)
1897 - Marion Eugene Bauer, composer
1898 - Lillian Carter, Pres Carter's (1977-1981) mom
1898 - Jan Brzechwa, Polish poet (d. 1966)
1900 - Estelle Brody, NYC, actress (Safari, Kitty, Plaything)
1901 - Arias Arnulfo, 3 time president of Panama (1940-41, 49-51, 68)
1901 - Byron Arnold, composer
1901 - Hans Lorbeer, writer
1901 - Sulho Ranta, composer
1901 - Pyotr Sergeyevich Novikov, Russian mathematician (d. 1975)
1902 - Jan RT Campert, writer (Song the 18 dead)
1904 - Bill Baird, Grand Is Nebr, puppeteer (Kukla Fran & Ollie, Muppet Show)
1906 - Finn Videro, composer
1907 - Paul Vincze, medallist
1909 - Raymond O'Malley, teacher
1910 - Hugo Winterhalter, composer
1910 - Josef Klaus, Chancellor of Austria (1966-70)
1910 - Signe Hasso, actress (QB VII, Taxi 13, Black Bird, Crisis)
1912 - Julia Child, Pasadena California, chef (French Chef)
1912 - Wendy Hiller, England, actress (Major Barbara, David Copperfield)
1912 - Wijnanda M C "Nan" Aberson, friend of Gerard Reve Sr
1914 - Peter Nicholson Gunn, writer
1915 - Alma Gardeslan, Surinamese/Dutch folklorist
1915 - Kamiel van Baelen, Flemish author/resistance fighter (Mensch op Weg)
1915 - Signe Hasso, Stockholm Sweden, actress (Johnny Angel, Double Life)
1916 - Aleks Çaçi, Albanian writer
1917 - Jack Lynch, Irish politician, fourth Taoiseach (d. 1999)
1917 - Oscar Romero, El Salvador Roman catholic priest (d. 1980)
1918 - Florian Zabach, Chicago, American musician and TV personality (Hot Canary, Club Embassy)
1918 - Fay Honey Knopp, activist
1918 - Raymond Gallois-Montbrun, composer
1919 - Huntz Hall, NYC, actor (Cyclone, Gas Pump Girls, The Rating Game)
1919 - Benedict Kiely, Irish author
1922 - Lukas Foss, [Fuchs], Berlin Germany, composer (Prairie)
1923 - Rose Marie, NYC, actress (Sally Rogers-Dick Van Dyke Show)
1923 - Simon Peres, [Persky], premier of Israel
1924 - Phyllis Schlafly, St Louis, right-winger/Eagle Forum president
1924 - Robert Oxton Bolt, playwright (Man for All Seasons, Dr Zhivago)
1925 - Billy Pinkney, Sumter NC, rock bassist/vocalist (Drifters)
1925 - Gertrude Shope, South African head (ANC female section)
1925 - Mike Connors, [Krekor Ohanian], Fresno, California, actor (Mannix)
1925 - Rose Marie, actress/comedienne (Sally Rogers-Dick Van Dyke Show)
1926 - Georgiann Johnson, Decorah Iowa, actress (Marge-Mr Peepers)
1926 - Lewis T Preston, banker
1926 - Lyutsian Abramovich Prigozhn, composer
1926 - Costis Stephanopoulos, Greek politician
1927 - Eddie Leadbeater, cricketer (England leg-spinner with an avg of 109)
1928 - Nicolas Roeg, London England, cinematographer/director (Aria, Eureka)
1930 - Ageeda Paavel, Estonian freedom fighter
1931 - Janice Rule, Norwood Ohio, actress (Alvarez Kelly, Doctor's Wife)
1931 - Mario Kuri-Aldana, composer
1932 - Robert L[ull] Forward, US, sci-fi author (Dragon's Egg, Starquake)
1933 - Bobby Helms, rock vocalist (Jingle Bell Rock)
1933 - Floyd Ashton, US singer (Tams-What Child of Fool)
1933 - Lori Nelson, Santa Fe NM, actress (Greta-How to Marry a Millionaire)
1934 - Reg Scarlett, WI cricket off-spinner (3 Tests 1960)
1934 - Valentin Stepanovich Varlamov, Russian cosmonaut
1934 - Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer (d. 1998)
1935 - Abby Dalton, Las Vegas NV, actress (Joey Bishop Show)
1935 - Jim Dale, Rothwell England, Broadway actor (Barnum, My One & Only)
1935 - Vernon Eulion Jordan Jr, civil rights activist (National Urban League)
1937 - Ronnie G Flippo, (Rep-D-NY, 1977- )
1938 - Maxine Waters, (Rep-D-California)
1938 - Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court justice
1938 - Janusz A. Zajdel, Polish writer
1939 - H Onno C R Ruding, director (Amrobank)/Dutch Financial minister (CDA)
1939 - Herman van Keeken, Dutch singer (Daddy don't run so fast)
1940 - Gudrun Ensslin, German terrorist
1940 - Rita Shane, American soprano
1941 - Don Rich, Olympia Wash, guitarist/country singer (Hee Haw)
1941 - Viktor Mikhailovich Pisarev, Russian cosmonaut
1942 - Peter York, Cleve, rock drummer (Spencer Davis Group)
1942 - Larry Hartsell, American martial arts instructor (d. 2007)
1943 - Barbara Bouchet, Reichenberg Czech, actress (Casino Royale)
1943 - Eni F H Faleomavaega, (Rep-D-American Samoa)
1943 - María Rojo, Mexican actress and politician
1944 - Frederick Knight, US singer (I've been lonely so long)
1944 - Linda Ellerbee, Bryan Texas, newscaster (Weekend, NBC Overnight)
1944 - Tom Murphy, American politician
1944 - Sylvie Vartan, Bulgarian pop singer
1945 - Charlemagne Palestine, composer
1945 - Gene Upshaw, NFL guard (Oakland Radiers), NFLPA leader
1945 - Thomas C Sawyer, (Rep-D-Ohio)
1945 - Begum Khaleda Zia, Bangladeshi politician
1946 - Jimmy Webb, Elk City Oklahoma, songwriter (MacArthur Park, Up Up & Away)
1946 - Kathryn Jean Whitmire, Houston Texas, (4 time Mayor-Houston)
1946 - Tony Robinson, English actor and television presenter
1947 - Brian Hulls, British TV news cameraman
1947 - Geraldo Velez, jazz congas (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
1947 - Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter Jr, Macon Ga, USN/astro (STS 33)
1947 - Raakhee Gulzar, Indian actress
1948 - Patsy Gallant, Canadian pop singer
1948 - George Ryton, British engineer
1949 - Ann Ryerson, Wisc, actress (Pvt Carol Winter-Pvt Benjamin)
1949 - Carlien Brouwer, translator/missing since Jan 6, 1994
1949 - Kate Taylor, rocker
1949 - Beverly Lynn Burns, Americna pilot, first woman captain in the world on the Boeing 747
1949 - Richard Deacon, Welsh sculptor
1950 - Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise Windsor, Engl, Princess/olympic equestrian
1950 - Tess Harper, Mammoth Sp AR, actress (Amityville 3D, Tender Mercies)
1950 - Thomas Aldrich, country drummer (Black Oak Arkansas)
1950 - Billy Griffin [William], US singer (Miracles-Love Machine)
1950 - Tom Kelly, American baseball manager
1951 - Bobby Caldwell, NYC, rocker
1951 - John Childs, cricketer (England left-arm spinner, two Tests v WI 1988)
1951 - Daba Diawara, Malian politician
1951 - Ann Biderman, American film and television writer
1952 - Ger Hoeymakers, Dutch rock guitarist (Franc Boeijen Group)
1954 - Mary Jo Salter, American poet
1955 - Kenneth Carr, Clearwater Fla, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1976)
1955 - Larry Mathews, Burbank California, actor (Ritchie-Dick Van Dyke Show)
1956 - Gordon Bruks, England, Dr/cosmonaut
1956 - Vinny Denunzio, rocker
1956 - Lorraine Desmarais, French-Canadian jazz pianist and composer
1957 - Zeljko Ivanek, Lujubljana Yugoslavia, actor (Mass Appeal)
1958 - Victor Shenderovich, Russian satirist
1958 - Rondell Sheridan, American actor and comedian
1959 - Scott D Altman, Lincoln Ill, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (sk: STS 90)
1960 - Maureen "Peanut" Louie Harper, SF, tennis player (Denver-1985)
1960 - Ron van de Berg, soccer player (Sparta)
1960 - Tommy Aldridge, heavy metal rocker (Ozzy-Diary of a Mad Man)
1961 - Joan Delk, Tampa FL, LPGA golfer (1995 First Bank Edina Realty-66th)
1961 - Matt Johnson, rocker (The The-Infected Soul Mining)
1961 - Ed Gillespie, American White House counsel to George W. Bush
1961 - Gary Kubiak, American football coach
1962 - Bubby Brister, NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1962 - Igor Dorokhin, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
1962 - Tom Colicchio, American chef
1963 - Greg Adams, Nelson, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
1963 - Jack Russell, superb England cricket wicket-keeper (36 Tests 1988-94)
1963 - Lydia Czuckermann-Hatuel, Israel, Women's foil fencer (Oly-1996)
1963 - Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mexican film director
1964 - Debi Mazar, Queens NY, actress (Civil Wars, Little Man Tate, LA Law)
1964 - Melinda French Gates, American wife of Bill Gates
1965 - Jon Evans, Nottimgham England, Australasia golfer
1965 - Rob Thomas, American writer
1966 - Fred Strickland, linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
1966 - Leo Goeas, guard (Baltimore Ravens)
1966 - Shirley Kwan, Hong Kong singer
1967 - Mike James, Ft Walton FL, pitcher (California Angels)
1967 - Moulay Brahim Boutaib, Morocco, 10k runner (Olympic-gold-1988)
1967 - Neil Wilkinson, Selkirk, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
1967 - Peter Hermann American actor
1968 - Luciana Bemvenuti, Porto Alegre Brazil, golfer (1994 Jamie Farr-36th)
1968 - Vassili Pankov, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Oly-98)
1968 - Debra Messing, American actress
1969 - Eric Bieniemy, NFL running back (Cin Bengals)
1969 - James Black, Regina, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
1969 - Mark Heese, Toronto Ontario, beach volleyballer (Olympics-bronze-96)
1969 - Pavel Kamentsev, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
1969 - Yancey Thigpen, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1969 - Cris Judd, American actor/choreographer
1970 - Dawn Ponte, Kent RI, dance skater (& Frey-1995 Eastern Jr champ)
1970 - Anthony Anderson, American comedian and actor
1970 - Maddie Corman, American actress
1970 - Ben Silverman, American TV executive
1971 - Perry Carter, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)
1971 - Priscilla Taylor, Miami FLA, playmate (Mar, 1996)
1972 - Ben Affleck, Berkeley California, actor (Armageddon, Pearl Harbor)
1972 - Freddie Solomon, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
1972 - Jason Maniecki, defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1972 - Ken Walter, punter (Carolina Panthers)
1972 - Mikey Graham, Dublin Ireland, Irish singer (Boyzone)
1972 - Chris Morrissey, American film director/actor
1972 - Matthew Wood, American actor and sound editor
1973 - Marcus Jones, defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1974 - Ramon Morel, Villa Gonzalez Dom Rep, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
1974 - Natasha Henstridge, Canadian actress
1975 - Bert Berry, linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
1975 - Jurgen Dirkx, soccer player (PSV)
1975 - Bertrand Berry, American football player
1975 - Vijay Bharadwaj, Indian cricketer
1976 - Boudewijn Send, soccer player (PSV)
1976 - Ger Unterluggauer, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)
1977 - Martin Biron, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
1977 - Igor Cassina, Italian gymnast
1977 - Nicole Paggi, American actress
1978 - Tim Foreman, American bassist (Switchfoot)
1978 - Stavros Tziortziopoulos, Greek footballer
1978 - Lilia Podkopayeva, Ukrainian gymnast
1978 - Kerri Walsh, American beach volleyball player
1979 - Carl Edwards, American NASCAR driver
1980 - Nathalie Press, English actress
1981 - Brendan Hansen, American swimmer
1981 - Song Ji-hyo, South Korean actress
1981 - Oliver Perez, American baseball player
1982 - Casey Burgener, American weightlifter
1989 - Belinda [Belinda Peregrín Schüll], Madrid, Spain, Mexican singer, songwriter and actress
1989 - Tiffanie Anderson, American singer, dancer
1989 - Joe Jonas, American singer (Jonas Brothers)

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #1064 on: August 15, 2013, 12:17:24 PM »
This Day in History for 15th August


Famous Deaths 



Humorist Will Rogers (1935)


69 - Servius Sulpicius Galba, 6th emperor of Rome (68-69), murdered
423 - Flavius Honorius, emperor East Roman Republic (395-423), dies
778 - Roland, Frankish commander
1038 - Stefanus I, [Arpad], 1st king of Hungary, dies
1040 - King Duncan I of Scotland
1057 - Macbeth, King of Scots, slain by son of King Duncan
1118 - Alexius I Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1081-1118), dies
1196 - Conrad II, Duke of Swabia (b. 1173)
1274 - Robert de Sorbon, French theologian and founder of the Sorbonne (b. 1201)
1369 - Philippa of Hainault, Queen consort of Edward III of England
1464 - Pius II, [Aenea S Piccolomini], Italian Pope (1458-64), dies at 58
1528 - Odet de Foix, Vicomte de Lautrec, French military leader (b. 1485)
1552 - Hermann of Wied, German Catholic archbishop (b. 1477)
1576 - Baliny Valentin Bakfark, composer, dies
1600 - Johann Baptista Serranus, composer, dies at 60
1615 - Cornelis C Vrancx, Flemish poet/writer (Comfort of Soles), dies
1619 - Miriam Bella, head of Jewish community of Cracow, dies
1621 - John Barclay, Scottish writer (b. 1582)
1666 - Johann A Schall von Bell, German missionary/astronomer, dies
1714 - Constantin Brâncoveanu, Prince of Wallachia (b. 1654)
1725 - Gerard Noodt, lawyer, dies at 77
1728 - Marin Marias, composer, dies at 72
1729 - Benjamin Neukirch, German poet (Herrn von Hofmannswaldau), dies at 64
1758 - Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (fotometrie), dies at 60
1798 - Felice Alessandri, composer, dies at 50
1799 - Giuseppe Parini, Italian poet (b. 1729)
1807 - Johann N Tetens, German/Danish philosopher/mathematician, dies at 70
1848 - Timothy Olmstead, composer, dies at 88
1852 - Johan Gadolin, Finnish chemist (discovered yttrium), dies at 92
1853 - Giovanni Battista Polledro, composer, dies at 72
1864 - Daniel Phineas Woodbury, US engineer/Union general-major, dies
1880 - Adelaide Neilson, English Actress (b. 1848)
1901 - Karl Weinhold, Germany, sociologist, dies at 77
1907 - Joseph Joachim, German violinist/composer, dies at 76
1909 - Euclides da Cunha, Brazilian writer and sociologist (b. 1866)
1914 - Anatol K Liadov, Russian composer (Baba yaga), dies at 59 [NS=Aug 28]
1915 - Albert Siegfried Bettelheim, Jew convicted of murder, lynched
1917 - Thomas J. Higgins, decorated Union Army soldier (b. 1831)
1918 - Peter Gast, composer, dies at 64
1925 - Konrad Mägi, Estonian artist (b. 1878)
1935 - Gerard Brucken Fock, composer, dies at 75
1935 - Wiley Post, aviation pioneer, killed in plane crash in Alaska at 36
1935 - Will Rogers, humorist, killed in plane crash in Alaska at 55
1936 - Grazia Deledda, Sardina/Italian author (Nobel 1926), dies at 64
1936 - Stanislaw Niewiadomski, composer, dies at 76
1945 - Korechika Anami, Japanese War Minister (b. 1887)
1951 - Artur Schnabel, Austria/US pianist (Reflections on Music), dies at 69
1953 - Ludwig Prandtl, German physicist (b. 1875)
1956 - Constantine Freiherr von Neurath, German foreign minister, dies at 83
1958 - William L C "Big Bill" Broonzy, US blues singer/guitarist, dies at 65
1959 - Blind Willie McTell, American ragtime singer and guitarist (b. 1901)
1962 - Lei Feng, Chinese revolutionary (b. 1940)
1963 - John Powell, composer, dies at 80
1966 - Gerhard/Gerhart Pohl, German writer (Battle of Kolbenau), dies at 64
1966 - Jan Kiepura, actor (Give Us this Night), dies of heart attack at 64
1966 - Seena Owen, actress/writer (Queen Kelly), dies at 71
1967 - René Magritte, Belgian surrealist painter, dies at 68
1968 - Edward Kilenyi, composer, dies at 84
1969 - Stijn Streuvels, [F Lateur], Flemish writer (Vlaschard), dies at 97
1970 - Karl August Andersen, composer, dies at 66
1971 - Paul Lukas, actor (Kim, Berlin Express), dies of heart failure at 76
1972 - Alf Thorbald Hurum, composer, dies at 89
1974 - Edmund Cobb, actor (Motorcycle Gang), dies at 82
1974 - Mrs Park Chung Hi, wife of South Korean president, murdered
1975 - Mujibur Rahiman, Pakistani sheik, killed in a military coup at 53
1975 - Clay Shaw, alleged John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracist & businessman (b. 1913)
1976 - Jean P J C Haesaert, Flemish lawyer/sociologist, dies at 84
1978 - Harrison Kerr, composer, dies at 80
1982 - Hugo Theorell, Swedish scientist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1903)
1983 - Anthony Costello, actor (Blue), dies at 42
1983 - Benjamin V Cohen, US author of New Deal-legislation, dies at 88
1985 - Richard Yardumian, US composer (Creator Spirit), dies at 68
1988 - Barry Bingham Sr, US daily newspaper publisher, dies at 82
1988 - Mohammed Zia ul-Haq, President of Pakistan, killed in plane crash
1988 - Ray Buchanan, US blues gitarist, dies at about 48
1989 - F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian/director (IISG), dies
1990 - Nina Bara, actress (Missile to the Moon), dies of cancer at 66
1990 - Viktor Tsoi, Russian musician (b. 1962)
1991 - Marietta Tree, ambassador (UN Comm of Human Rights), dies at 74
1992 - Evelyn Wesler Zemel, US author (American Glass Animals), dies
1992 - Giorgio Perlasca, Italian anti-fascist (saved 5,200 Jews), dies
1992 - Marie Paxton, entertainer, dies after brief illness
1992 - Martha Blackburn, Canada newspaper publisher (London Free Press), dies
1992 - Osamu Inaba, Japanese min of justice, dies
1993 - Robert W Kempner, German officer of justice in Prussia, dies at 93
1994 - Shepherd Mead, London England, dies of stroke at 80
1994 - Simon R Naoli, Tanzanian marathoner, dies in an accident at 28
1994 - Wout Wagtmans, cyclist (Rome-Naples-Rome 1957), dies at 64
1995 - Erbie Bowser, pianist, dies at 77
1995 - Humphrey Sims Moore, pacifist/journalist, dies at 86
1995 - Ismay Thomas, teacher, dies at 74
1996 - Agnes Beatrice Read, medical social worker, dies at 86
1996 - Ernest Leslie Bouts, motor-racing driver, dies at 93
1996 - Masao Maruyama, social scientist, dies at 82
1999 - Sir Hugh Casson, British architect and artist (b. 1910)
2001 - Richard Chelimo, Kenyan athlete (b. 1972)
2003 - Gösta Sundqvist, Finnish songwriter and singer (heart attack) (b. 1957)
2004 - Semiha Berksoy, first Turkish opera singer (b. 1910)
2004 - Amarsinh Chaudhary, Indian politician (b. 1941)
2004 - Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1916)
2006 - Te Atairangi Kaahu, Māori queen (b. 1931)
2006 - Rick Bourke, Australian rugby league player
2006 - Doug White, American news anchor
2006 - Faas Wilkes, Dutch international footballer
2007 - Richard Bradshaw, British opera conductor, (b. 1944)
2007 - John Gofman, American Manhattan Project scientist and advocate (b. 1918)
2007 - Geoffrey Orbell, New Zealand bush walker (b. 1908)
2007 - Sam Pollock, Canadian sports executive (b. 1925)
2008 - Jerry Wexler, music producer and coiner of the term "Rhythm & Blues"
2008 - James Orthwein, American businessman
2008 - Leroy Sievers, American journalist
2008 - Vic Toweel, South African boxer, bantamweight world champion
2011 - Rick Rypien, Canadian hockey player (b. 1984)
2012 - Harry [Maxwell] Harrison, American author, dies at 87