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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #255 on: February 18, 2013, 01:22:01 PM »
This Day in History for 18th February


Famous Deaths



Queen of Scotland
Mary Stuart (1587)

806 - Tarasius, Patriarch of Constantinople (b. 730)
814 - Angilbert, Frankish monk and confidant of Charlemagne
901 - Thabit ibn Qurra, Arab astronomer and mathematician (b. 826)
999 - Gregory V, [Bruno] 1st German Pope, dies
1139 - Prince Yaropolk II of Kiev (b. 1082)
1217 - Alexander Neckum de Sancto Albano, Engl encyclopedist, dies at 59
1294 - Kublai Khan, Mongol Emperor (b. 1215)
1379 - Albert II of Mecklenburg (b. 1318)
1397 - Enguerrand VII, French master of Coucy/count of Soissons, dies at 56
1405 - Tamerlane, Mongol Emperor (b. 1336)
1455 - Fra Angelico, Italian monk/painter, dies
1478 - Duke of Clarence, privately executed and reputedly drowned in a butt of Malmsey wine
1535 - Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim, German royal astrologer, physician and theologian
           dies at 48
1546 - Martin Luther, biblical scholar/religious reformer, dies at 62
1564 - Michelangelo Buonarroti, Italian sculptor/painter (David), dies at 88
1583 - Antonio Francesco Grazzini, Italian writer (b. 1503)
1587 - Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1560-87), beheaded at 44 [OS=Feb 8]
1654 - Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, French writer (b. 1594)
1660 - Judith Jansdochter Leyster, Dutch painter, buried
1683 - Nicolaes Pietersz Berchem, Dutch landscape painter/etcher, dies at 62
1712 - Duke of Bourgondie, French king Louis XIV's grandson and heir, dies. B. 1682
1718 - Pierre Antoine Motteux, French-born English dramatist (b. 1663)
1743 - Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (b. 1667)
1745 - Nicola Fago, composer, dies at 67
1748 - Otto Ferdinand von Abensberg und Traun, Austrian field marshal (b. 1677)
1772 - Johann Hartwig Ernst, Count von Bernstorff, Danish statesman (b. 1712)
1778 - Joseph Marie Terray, French statesman (b. 1715)
1780 - Kristijonas Donelaitis, Lithuanian poet (b. 1714)
1788 - John Whitehurst, English clockmaker and scientist (b. 1713)
1790 - Wilhelm Gottfried Enderle, composer, dies at 67
1799 - Maurus Haberhauer, composer, dies at 52
1803 - J W L Gleim, writer, dies
1807 - August G Meissner, German estheticus/literary, dies at 53
1807 - S von Laroche, writer, dies at 75
1817 - Giacomo Quarenghi, master builder (Hermitage Theater), dies at 72
1829 - Jan Krtitel Kuchar, composer, dies at 77
1830 - Charles G G, Earl of Merode, mayor (Brussels), dies at 67
1833 - Georg Johann Schinn, composer, dies at 64
1833 - Ignac Ruzitska, composer, dies at 55
1842 - Thomas Hazlehurst, English soap and alkali manufacturer (b. 1779)
1846 - Giovanni Liverati, composer, dies at 73
1851 - Carl Gustav Jakob Jacobi, German mathematician (b. 1804)
1861 - Louis C Luzac, Dutch minister of Internal affairs, dies at 74
1878 - Peter D Regout, industrialist (Sphinx, Maastricht), dies at 76
1885 - Charlotte Helen Sainton-Dolby, composer, dies at 61
1890 - Guyla Andr ssy Sr, earl/premier of Hungary (1867-71), dies at 66
1893 - Serranus Clinton Hastings, American politician (b. 1814)
1895 - Albrecht FR, arch duke of Austrian (Battle at Custozza), dies at 77
1895 - Karl Abs, German professional wrestler (b. 1851)
1898 - Frances Willard, founder (Woman's Christian Temperance), dies at 58
1899 - M Sophus Lie, Norwegian mathematician, dies at 56
1900 - Clinton L. Merriam, American politician (b. 1824)
1902 - Charles Lewis Tiffany, American founder of Tiffany & Co. (b. 1812)
1905 - Jules de Geyter, Belgian poet (International), dies at 75
1906 - Willem Doorenbos, literary/critic, dies at 85
1906 - John Batterson Stetson, American manufacturer (b. 1830)
1911 - Bill Murdoch, cricketer, dies while watching Aust v South Africa Test
1917 - Charles E Barber, US chief engraver (1879-1917), dies
1925 - James Lane Allen, US writer (Choir Invisible), dies at 75
1931 - Milan Šufflay, Croatian politician (b. 1879)
1932 - Frederik Augustus III, King of Saxon (1904-18), dies at 66
1933 - James Corbett, (Gentleman Jim), heavyweight box champ (1892-97), dies
1938 - Alida JM Tartaud-Little, actress (Rotterdam Stage), dies at 64
1938 - Edward Anseele, Belgian minister of Rail, dies at 81
1938 - David King Udall, American politician (b. 1851)
1939 - Ludwig Bonvin, composer, dies at 89
1942 - Albert Payson Terhune, American author (b. 1872)
1943 - Henri Polak, Dutch union leader/politician (soc-dem), dies at 74
1949 - Niceto A Zamora y Torres, premier of Spain (1931-36), dies at 71
1950 - Voranc Prezikov, [Lovro Kuhar], Slavic author (Jamnica), dies at 56
1951 - Piet A W Hopmans, bishop of Breda (Crusade), dies at 85
1955 - Sadako Sasaki, School student(b. 1944)
1956 - Gustave Charpentier, French opera composer (Louise), dies at 95
1957 - Henry N Russell, co-author (temperature-luminosity graph), dies
1957 - Dedan Kimathi, Kenyan rebel leader (b. 1920)
1959 - Alfred Alessandrescu, composer, dies at 65
1959 - Eric Zeisl, composer, dies at 53
1959 - Jaroslav Kvapil, composer, dies at 66
1963 - Monte Blue, silent film actor (Apache), dies of heart attack at 73
1963 - Todd "Hugh" Gaitskell, leader British Labour Party, dies at 56
1964 - Joseph-Armand Bombardier, Quebec inventor and industrialist (b. 1907)
1966 - Anne Anema, Dutch lawyer/journalist/politician (ARP), dies at 94
1966 - Casimir von Paszthory, composer, dies at 79
1966 - Grigori Grigoyevich Nelyubov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 31
1966 - Robert Rossen, American screenwriter, producer, and director (b. 1908)
1967 - Manuel Palau Boix, composer, dies at 74
1967 - Robert J Oppenheimer, creator of atomic bomb, dies at 62
1967 - Dragiša Cvetković, Kingdom of Yugoslavia prime minister (b. 1893)
1968 - Sigurd Erixon, etnologist (Atlas "ver Svensk Folkkultur), dies at 79
1969 - Dragisa Cvetkovic, Serbian premier of (Yugoslavia 1939-4.), dies at 76
1970 - Desiderius A Stracke, Flemish jesuit/literature historian, dies at 94
1973 - Franc Costello, US gangster, dies at 82
1975 - Chivu Stoica, [Stoica Chivu), premier of Romania (1955-61), dies at 66
1975 - Luigi Dallapiccola, composer, dies
1975 - Raymond Moley, US advisor to pres Roosevelt "Brain Trust", dies at 88
1975 - Syed Nazir Ali, cricketer (2 Tests for India, 4 wickets), dies
1976 - Anton Betzner, writer, dies at 81
1976 - Eddie Dowling, composer (Anywhere USA), dies at 81
1976 - Joseph Henabery, actor/director (Cobra), dies at 88
1977 - Andy Devine, [Jeremiah Schwartz], actor (Andy's Gang), dies at 71
1977 - Maria Realino, teacher (Botany of Curacao), dies at 87
1977 - Ralph Graves, actor (Extra Girl), dies at 77
1978 - Charlotte Greenwood, actress (Oklahoma, Moon over Miami), dies at 84
1978 - Derrick De Marney, actor (Inheritance, Projected Man), dies at 71
1978 - Maggie McNamara, actress (3 Coins in a Fountain, Cardinal), dies at 49
1980 - Gale Robbins, actress (Fuller Brush Girl, Mr Hex), dies at 58
1981 - John Knudsen Northrop, American aircraft manufacturer (b. 1895)
1982 - Edith Ngaio Marsh, NZ detective writer/producer, dies at 82
1982 - Tina Carver, actress (Inside Detroit, Uranium Boom), dies at 58
1985 - Willy Alberti, [Carel Verbruggen], Dutch singer, dies at 58
1990 - Hulk, fictional character in "Death of Incredible Hulk" on NBC, dies
1993 - Edward S "Ted" Haworth, US set designer (Sayonara, Marty), dies at 76
1993 - Jacqueline Hill, dies of cancer at 63
1993 - Leslie Norman, English director/producer (Dunkirk), dies at 82
1993 - Michael David Morrison, actor (Caleb-As the World Turns), dies at 33
1993 - Kerry Von Erich, American professional wrestler (b. 1960)
1994 - Peter Caddy, founder of the Findhorn Community, dies at 76
1995 - Calder Willingham, US scriptwriter (End as a Man), dies at 72
1995 - Denny Cordel, rock music producer-Laverack, dies at 51
1995 - Eddie Williams, blues/Jazz Bassist, dies at 82
1995 - John Rhea "Yank" Lawson, trumpeter, dies at 83
1995 - Yank Lawson, US jazz trumpeteer (Stormy weather), dies at 84
1995 - Bob Stinson, American guitarist (b.1959)
1996 - Brian Daley, writer, dies at 48
1996 - Jack Thieuloy, writer, dies at 64
1996 - Nicholas Beriozoff, ballet master, dies at 89
1996 - Richard Leslie Hill, historian, dies at 94
1997 - Emily Hahn, writer, dies at 91
1997 - Enrique Peralta Azurdia, milt pres of Guatemala in (1963-66), dies
1997 - Eric William Fenby, musician, dies at 90
1998 - Harry Caray, sportscaster (Chicago Cubs), dies at 77
1998 - Mya Than Tint, Myanmarese author, dies of brain hemorrhage at 69
1998 - Robert Merrill, songwriter (Funny Girl), commits suicide at 76
1998 - Robbie James, Welsh footballer (b. 1957)
1999 - Noam Pitlik, American actor and director (b. 1932)
2000 - Willy Maltaite, Belgian comics creator (b. 1927
2001 - Balthus, Polish-born painter (b. 1908)
2001 - Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (b. 1951)
2001 - Eddie Mathews, American baseball player (b. 1931)
2003 - Isser Harel, Israeli Mossad leader (b. 1912)
2004 - Jean Rouch, French filmmaker and ethnologist (b. 1917)
2006 - Richard Bright, American actor (b. 1937)
2008 - Sir Richard Knowles, British politician (b. 1917)
2008 - Mihaela Mitrache, Romanian actress, (b. 1955)
2008 - Mickey Renaud, Canadian professional ice hockey player (b. 1988)
2009 - Al-Tayyib Salih, Sudanese novelist and columnist (b. 1929)
2010 - John Babcock, Last known Canadian veteran of World War I (b. 1900)

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #256 on: February 19, 2013, 11:50:29 PM »
This Day in History for 19th February


Historical Events


                                             
Composer George Friedrich Handel          Inventor Thomas Edison                          Author and Nobel Laureate
                                                                                                                                        William Faulkner

                                             
Poet Ezra Pound                                      US President John F. Kennedy         Pop Singer & Beatle Paul McCartney


197 - Lucius Septimius Severus' army beats Clodius Albinus at Lyon
356 - Emperor Constantius II shuts all heathen temples
607 - Boniface III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
842 - Medieval Iconoclastic Controversy ends as a council in Constantinople formally reinstated the 
          veneration of icons in the churches
1512 - French troops under Gaston de Foix occupy Brescia
1537 - Weavers of Leiden Neth strike
1539 - Jews of Tyrnau Hungary (then Trnava Czech), expelled
1574 - Spanish troops plunder Krommenie, Wormerveer & Jisp Neth
1582 - Francis of Valois becomes duke of Brabant
1594 - Having already inherited the throne of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth through his
           mother Catherine Jagellonica of Poland, Sigismund III of the House of Vasa is crowned King of 
           Sweden, succeeding his father John III of Sweden.
1600 - The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the
           recorded history of South America.
1619 - Trial against Johan van Oldenbarnevelt begins in The Hague
1634 - Battle at Smolensk: Polish king Wladyslaw IV beats Russians [NS=Mar 1]
1674 - Netherlands & England sign Peace of Westminster (NYC becomes English)
1700 - Last day of Julian calendar in Denmark
1736 - Georg F Handel's "Alexander's Feast," premieres
1771 - Messier adds M46-M49 to his catalog (galactic clusters in Puppis & Hydra & galaxy in Virgo)
1797 - 1/3 of papal domain ceded to France
1803 - Congress accepts Ohio's constitution, statehood not ratified till 1953
1807 - British squadron under Adm Duckworth forces passage of Dardanelle
1807 - VP Aaron Burr arrested in Alabama for treason; later found innocent
1819 - British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the
           name of King George III.
1825 - Franz Grillparzer's "Konig Ottokars Gluck," premieres in Vienna
1831 - 1st practical US coal-burning locomotive makes 1st trial run, Penn
1846 - Texas state government formally installed in Austin
1852 - The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity is founded at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
1856 - Tin-type camera patented by Hamilton Smith, Gambier, Ohio
1859 - Dan Sickles is acquitted of murder on grounds of temporary insanity 1st time this defense is
           successfully used
1861 - Russian Tsar Alexander II abolishes serfdom [NS=Mar 3]
1864 - Knights of Pythias form 1st lodge in Wash DC (12 members)
1869 - US Assay Office in Boise, Idaho authorized
1878 - Thomas Alva Edison patents gramophone (phonograph)
1881 - Kansas becomes 1st state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages
1884 - Tornadoes in Miss, Ala, NC, SC, Tenn, Ky & In kill 800 people
1900 - British troops occupy Hlangwane Natal
1906 - WK Kellogg & Ch Bolin find Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Co
1910 - English premiere of Richard Strauss' "Elektra"
1913 - 1st prize inserted into a Cracker Jack box
1913 - Mexican General V Huerta takes power with US support
1914 - Riccardo Zandonai's opera "Francesco da Rimini," premieres in Turin
1915 - British fleet fire on Dardanellen coast
1919 - Pan-African Congress, organized by W E B Du Bois (Paris)
1920 - Netherlands joins League of Nations
1922 - Ed Wynn becomes 1st talent to sign as a radio entertainer
1923 - Jean Sibelius' 6th Symphony, premieres
1923 - Philip Barry's "You & I," premieres in NYC
1927 - General strike against British occupiers in Shanghai
1928 - 2nd Winter Olympic games close at St Moritz, Switzerland
1928 - Canadian hockey team wins 3rd consecutive gold medal
1929 - Medical diathermy machine 1st used, Schenectady, NY
1932 - William Faulkner completes his novel "Light in August"
1933 - Prussian minister Goering bans all Catholic newspapers
1934 - US contract air mail service canceled, replaced by US army for 6 mos
1935 - Clifford Odets' "Awake & Sing," premieres in NYC
1936 - Manuel Azaña becomes Spanish premier
1938 - Soviet arctic ice research station North Pole 1 evacuated, Denmark
1941 - Nazi police attacks & driven away from Koco Amsterdam (by young Jews)
1941 - Nazi raid Amsterdam & round up 429 young Jews for deportation
1942 - About 150 Japanese warplanes attacked the Australian city of Darwin
1942 - Bill Longson beats Managoff & Sandor Szabo, to become wrestling champ
1942 - Dutch actors protest obligatory membership of Culture Chamber
1942 - FDR orders detention & internment of all west-coast Japanese-Americans
1942 - Japanese troop land on Timor
1942 - Tommy Dorsey & his orchestra recorded "I'll Take Tallulah"
1942 - NY Yankees annouce 5,000 uniformed soldiers admitted free at each of their upcoming home   
           games
1943 - German tanks under brig gen Buelowius attack Kasserine Pass Tunesia
1944 - 823 British bombers attack Berlin
1944 - U-264 sinks off Ireland
1945 - 30,000 US Marines land on Iwo Jima
1945 - 900 Japanese soldiers reportedly killed by crocodiles in 2 days
1945 - Brotherhood Day-1st celebrated
1945 - US 5th Fleet launches invasion of Iwo Jima against the Japanese
1946 - Giants outfielder Danny Gardella is 1st major leaguer to announce he is jumping to the
           "outlaw" Mexican League
1947 - CBS radio premiere of Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasilieras No 3"
1949 - "Inside USA" closes at Century Theater NYC after 339 performances
1949 - 1st Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Ezra Pound
1949 - Mass arrests of communists in India
1952 - French offensive at Hanoi
1953 - Georgia approves US 1st literature censorship board
1953 - Ted Williams safely crash-lands his damaged Panther jet
1953 - William Inge's "Picnic," premieres in NYC
1954 - WAST (now WNYT) TV channel 13 in Albany-Troy, NY (NBC) 1st broadcast
1955 - South East Asia Collective Defense Treaty goes into effect
1956 - Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
1958 - Carl Perkins leaves Sun Records for Columbia Records
1959 - Britain, Turkey & Greece sign agreement granting Cyprus independence
1959 - Gabon adopts its constitution
1959 - USAF rocket-powered rail sled attains Mach 4.1 (4970 kph), NM
1960 - Bil Keane's "Family Circus" cartoon strip debuts
1960 - Protest strike in Poznan Poland
1961 - Albania disavows Chinese "Revisionism"
1961 - Henk van der Grift (Neth) becomes world champ all-round skater
1962 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 - Robert Frost wins Bollingen Prize
1963 - USSR informs JFK it's withdrawing several thousand troops from Cuba
1964 - UK flies ½ ton of The Beatles wigs to the US
1965 - NFL adds 6th official
1967 - Stien Kaiser becomes world champion lady's skater
1968 - 1st US Teachers strike (Florida)
1969 - 1st Test flight of Boeing 747 jumbo jet
1970 - AL Cy Young winner Denny McLain suspended for bookmaking
1970 - USSR launches Sputnik 52 & Molniya 1-13 communications satellite
1971 - Paul McCartney releases "Another Day" in UK
1971 - Walt Wesley becomes 1st Cleve Cavalier to score 50 pts in a game
1972 - Glenn Turner carries his bat for 223* v WI at Kingston
1972 - The Asama-Sanso hostage standoff begins in Japan.
1974 - 1st American Music Award:
1976 - Frente Polisario forms Democratic Republic of Sahara
1977 - 19th Grammy Awards: This Masquerade, Starland Vocal Band
1977 - A's sell pitcher Paul Lindblad to the Rangers for $400,000
1977 - Doug Walters scores 250 v NZ, 217 stand for 7th wicket w/Gilmour
1977 - Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" album released
1977 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1977 - Shuttle Enterprise makes 1st Test flight atop a 747 jetliner
1978 - "On the 20th Century" opens at St James Theater NYC for 460 perfs
1978 - Brigitte Kraus runs world record 1000 m indoor (2:34.8)
1978 - Coleman, Comden & Green's musical premieres in NYC
1980 - Botham a century & 13 wickets in Jubilee Test Cricket at Bombay
1980 - Eric Heiden skates Olympic record 1000m in 1:15.18
1981 - George Harrison is ordered to pay ABKCO Music $587,000 for "subconscious plagiarism" "My
           Sweet Lord" with "He's So Fine"
1982 - Hanneke Jagersma installed as Neth's 1st Communist mayor
1982 - Sharie Langford, California, sets women's bowling series record of 853
1982 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1983 - Fernando Valenzuela wins his salary arbitration of $1 million
1983 - Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 400 m free style swimming record
1984 - "Doonesbury" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 104 performances
1984 - 14th winter Olympic games close at Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
1984 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1984 - 1st brother combo to win Gold & Silver in same event at Olympics (Phil & Steve Mahre-Slalom)
1985 - 150 killed when a Spanish jetliner crashed approaching Bilbao, Spain
1985 - ADM of Amsterdam declares bankruptcy
1985 - Canned & bottled Cherry Coke introduced by Coca-Cola
1985 - Mickey Mouse welcomed in China
1985 - William Schroeder is 1st artificial heart patient to leave hospital He spent 15 minutes outside
           Humana Hospital in Louisville, Ky
1986 - Jordanian King Hussein severs ties with PLO
1986 - US Senate ratifies UN's anti-genocide convention 37 years later
1986 - USSR launches Mir space station into Earth orbit
1987 - "Stardust" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 102 performances
1987 - Anti-smoking ad airs for 1st time on TV, featuring Yul Brynner
1987 - Less than a month after re-signing, A's pitcher Vida Blue retires
1987 - Minn sheriff office arrest FBI most wanted, Thomas G Harrelson
1987 - Reagan lifts trade boycott against Poland
1988 - Helga Arendt, Silke-Beate Knoll, Mechthild Kluth, Gisela Kinzel walk indoor female world record
           4x200m (1:32.55)
1989 - "Legs Diamond" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 64 perfs
1989 - Edgar Bowers wins Bollingen Prize
1990 - Police kill 8 demonstrators for multi party system in Nepal
1990 - Soyuz TM-9 lands
1992 - "Crazy For You" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 1622 performances
1992 - Ken Ludwig's musical "Crazy for You," premieres in NYC
1992 - Peter Collins discovers nova Cygni 1992
1992 - Porn producer Jim Mitchell found guilty of killing his brother Artie
1993 - Kenya Moore, 22, (Michigan), crowned 42nd Miss USA
1994 - Marta Figueras-Dotti wins Cup o' Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
1995 - 1st broadcast of "Woman of Independent Means" on NBC-TV
1995 - Irina Privalova runs indoor woman's European record 200m (22.10 sec)
1995 - Kenneth Koch wins Bollingen Prize
1995 - Linford Christie runs world record 200m indoor (20.25 sec)
1995 - Linford Christie runs European record 60m indoor (6.47 sec)
1995 - Michael Tippett's "Rose Lake," premieres
1996 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in York PA on WQXA 105.7 FM
1997 - FCC makes available 311 for non-emergency calls & 711 for hearing or speech-impaired
          emergency calls
1998 - Soyuz TM-26 lands
1998 - US hockey team destroys their rooms at Olympic village in Japan
2001 - An Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial.
2002 - NASA's Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal
           emission imaging system.
2004 - Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal is awarded an honorary knighthood in recognition of a "lifetime
           of service to humanity."
2007 - Three Salvadoran deputies to the Central American Parliament and their driver are murdered
           in Guatemala.
2008 - Toshiba announces its formal recall of its HD DVD video formatting, ending the format war
           between it and Sony's Blu-Ray Disc
2012 - 44 people killed in prison brawl in Apocada, Mexico, between two rival drug cartels

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #257 on: February 19, 2013, 11:53:14 PM »
This Day in History for 19th February


Famous Weddings


1934 - Bob & Dolores Hope marry
1995 - "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (27) weds rocker Tommy Lee (32) in Cancun, Mexico
2008 - "The Lord of The Rings" actor Sean Bean (49) weds actress Georgina Sutcliffe (29) at
            Marylebone Registry Office in central London

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #258 on: February 20, 2013, 12:01:56 AM »
This Day in History for 19th February


Famous Birthdays


                                             
Mathematician and Astronomer              Actor Lee Marvin (1924)                      Musician & Songwriter Seal (1963)
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473)


3 - Sadiq Hidajat, Persian writer (Blind Person Owl)
1473 - Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish mathematician and astronomer (d. 1543)
1526 - Charles de L'Ecluse, Flemish botanist (d. 1609)
1552 - Melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal and statesman (d. 1630)
1588 - Pieter de Carpentier, Flemish gov-gen of Dutch East-Indies
1611 - Andries de Graeff, mayor of Amsterdam (1657..71)
1616 - Jacques de Saint-Luc, composer
1630 - Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire (d. 1680)
1660 - Friedrich Hoffmann, German physician and chemist (d. 1742)
1671 - Charles-Hubert Gervais, composer
1683 - Philip V, France, King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46)
1687 - Johann Adam Birkenstock, composer
1717 - David Garrick, actor/producer/writer (Aboan-Oroonoko)
1722 - Tiphaigne de la Roche, French writer (d. 1774)
1743 - [Ridolfo] Luigi Boccherini, Italian composer, cellist (Minuet)
1751 - Cornelis de Gijselaar, Dutch politician/patriot
1754 - Vincenzo Monti, Italian poet/translator (Al Signor di Montgolfier)
1755 - Pieter G van Overstraten, governor-general of Neth-Indies
1762 - Friedrich Franz Hurka, composer
1763 - Adalbert Gyrowetz, composer
1780 - Friedrich H von der Hagen, German germanist (Nibelungenlied)
1780 - Richard McCarty, American politician (d. 1844)
1802 - Wilhelm Matthias Naeff, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1881)
1804 - Carl Freiherr von Rokitansky, German physician (d. 1878)
1804 - David Wark, Canadian politician (d. 1905)
1812 - Lauro Rossi, composer
1817 - Willem III, last male King of Netherlands (1849-90)
1819 - Mark Prager Lindo, English/Dutch author/novelist/writer
1821 - Francis Preston Blair Jr, Lexington Ky, (Rep-Missouri)
1824 - Constantine D Uschinsky, Russian educator [NS=Mar 2]
1827 - Charles Robert Woods, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1855
1828 - Johannes von Miquel, German politician
1841 - Felipe Pedrell, composer
1843 - Adelina Patti, Madrid Spain, opera soprano (Lucio)
1859 - Svante August Arhenius, Swedish physicist/chemist (Nobel 1903)
1863 - Emanuel Moor, composer
1864 - Aritius S Talma, Dutch minister of Agriculture (Work Law of 1911)
1865 - Adrian van Oordt, Dutch writer (neo-romantic)
1865 - Sven Hedin, Sweden, scientist/explorer (Tibet)
1877 - Else Berg, German/Dutch painter
1877 - Louis Francois-Marie Aubert, French composer (Habanera)
1877 - Gabriele Münter, German painter (d. 1962)
1880 - Arthur Shepherd, composer
1881 - Armin Knab, German composer (Eichendorff-cycle)
1881 - Evert Gorter, founder of Dutch medical child care
1881 - Paul Zech, writer
1886 - George Luther Foote, composer
1888 - Aurora Quezon, First Lady of the Philippines (d. 1949)
1889 - Jose Eustasio Rivera, Colombia, poet/novelist (Vortex)
1891 - J C "Farmer" White, cricketer (Somerset slow lefty 1909-37)
1893 - Cedric Hardwicke, Stourbridge England, actor (Peter Pan, Richard III)
1893 - Pietro Pancrazi, Italian critic (Scrittori d'Oggi)
1894 - Herb Pennock, hall of fame pitcher (Yankees, 243 career wins)
1895 - Louis Calhern, NYC, actor (Julius Caesar, Blackboard Jungle)
1896 - André Breton, French poet (d. 1966)
1897 - Alma Rubens, American actress (d. 1931)
1898 - Lauwrens Voorthuyzen, [Lou de Palingboer], Dutch sect leader
1899 - Yury Olesha, Russian novelist (d. 1960)
1900 - Giorgos Seferis, writer
1901 - Cor[nelis RJ] Kieboom, Dutch resistance fighter/chairman (Feyenoord)
1902 - Hugo Haas, Brno Czechoslovakia, actor/director (2 Smart People)
1902 - John Bubbles, Louisville Ky, rhythm tap dancer (No Maps on My Taps)
1902 - Nydia Westman, NYC, actress (Going My Way, Young Mr Bobbins)
1902 - Kay Boyle, American writer (d. 1992)
1903 - Kay Boyle, St Paul Minn, novelist (Plagued by Nightingales)
1904 - Havank, [HF vqan der Kallen], Dutch thriller writer (St Eustache)
1906 - Grace Mary Williams, composer
1906 - Hendrik W C Spruit, Dutch conductor
1909 - Charlie Walker, South Aust cricket wicket-keeper (toured but no Tests)
1911 - Merle Oberon, Calcutta India, actress (Assignment Foreign Legion)
1911 - Nikola Hercigonja, composer
1912 - Adolf Rudnicki, Polish writer (Niekochana)
1912 - Peter Francis de Sautoy, publisher
1912 - Stan Kenton, [Newcomb], Wichita Ks, jazz musician (Music 55)
1912 - Saul Chaplin, American composer (d. 1997)
1913 - Alvin Derold Etler, composer
1914 - Jacques Dufilho, French comedian (d. 2005)
1915 - John Freeman, British politician (Labour)/ambassador/TV host
1916 - Eddie Arcaro, jockey (1958 Racing Hall of Fame, 2 triple crowns)
1917 - Carson McCullers, US, novelist (Heart Is a Lonely Hunter)
1920 - Frances K Bairstow, educator/labor relations consultant
1920 - George Rose, Bicester England, actor (Beacon Hill, Holocaust)
1920 - C. Z. Guest, American socialite (d. 2003)
1920 - Jaan Kross, Estonian writer (d. 2007)
1921 - Andries Treurnicht, [Dr No], founder (S Afr Conservative Party)
1921 - Claude Rene Georges Pascal, composer
1922 - Beant Singh, politiician
1922 - Josef Matej, composer
1923 - Donald Lybbert, composer
1924 - Bruce Norris, NHL owner (Detroit Red Wings)
1924 - Lee Marvin, NYC, actor (Paint Your Wagon, Cat Ballou)
1924 - David Bronstein, Ukrainian chess player (d. 2006)
1925 - Jindrich Feld, composer
1925 - Leslie Laing, Linstead Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-gold-1952)
1926 - Gyorgy Kurtag, composer
1927 - Rene Firino-Martell, cognac manufacturer
1929 - Jacques Deray, French film director (d. 2003)
1930 - John Frankenheimer, NYC, director (Birdman of Alcatraz)
1932 - Jean-Pierre Ponnele, Paris France, opera director (Carmina Burana)
1932 - Joseph P Kerwin, Oak Park Ill, Capt Med Corps USN/astro (Skylab 2)
1934 - David Hugh Jones, Poole Dorset England, director (Betrayal)
1934 - Julian Belfrage, theatre Agent
1934 - Carole Eastman, American screenwriter (d. 2004)
1936 - Bob Engemann, singer
1936 - Ione Mylonas Shear, archeologist
1937 - Norman O'Neill, cricketer (great Aussie bat of 60's Brilliant field)
1938 - Penny Zavichas, LPGA golfer
1939 - Gwen Taylor, British actress (Life of Brian, Sob Sisters, Screaming)
1940 - Smokey Robinson, American R&B and soul singer-songwriter (The Miracles-Tears of a Clown)
1940 - Bobby Rogers, US vocalist (Miracles-You Really Got a Hold on Me)
1940 - Carlin Glynn, US actress (Continental Divide)
1940 - William "Smokey" Robinson, Det, vocalist (& Miracles-Being With You)
1940 - Saparmurat Niyazov, President of Turkmenistan (d. 2006)
1941 - Carlos Roque Alsina, composer
1941 - Stephen Dobyns, US author/poet (Cold Dog Soup)
1942 - Kenneth R Kramer, (Rep-R-CO, 1979- )
1943 - "Mama" Cass Elliot, actress (Mamas & Papas-Monday Monday)
1943 - Lou Christie [Lugee Sacco], Glenwillard, Pennsylvania, American singer-songwriter (Lightning
           Striking Again)
1943 - Homer Hickam, American author and retired NASA engineer
1943 - Tim Hunt, British biochemist, Nobel laureate
1944 - Jan Bart Klaster, mythologist (Slogan)
1945 - Jon Whiteley, actor (Moonfleet)
1945 - Michael Nader, actor (Dynasty, All My Children)
1945 - Thomas Brasch, writer
1946 - Paul Dean, rock guitarist/vocalist (Loverboy)
1946 - Pierre van der Linden, Dutch drummer (Brainbox)
1946 - Peter Hudson, Australian rules footballer
1947 - Peter Bird, ocean rower
1947 - Tim Shadbolt, mayor of Invercargill, New Zealand
1948 - Byron K Lichtenburg, Stroudsburg Pa, astronaut (STS 9, STS 45)
1948 - Mark Andes, Philadelphia Pa, rock bassist (Spirit, Heart, Fireball)
1948 - Tony Iommi, rock guitarist (Black Sabbath-Paranoid, Iron Man)
1948 - Pim Fortuyn, Dutch politician (d. 2002)
1948 - Big John Studd, American professional wrestler (d. 1995)
1949 - Eddie Hardin, keyboardist/singer
1949 - Edward Hardin, NYC, rock guitarist (Spencer Davis Group)
1949 - Ewa Aulin, Stockholm, actress (Candy)
1949 - Dan Bunten, American software developer (d. 1998)
1949 - William Messner-Loebs, American comics writer
1950 - Andy Powell, rocker (Wishbone Ash)
1951 - Stephen Nichols, Cincinnati OH, actor (Witchboard, Days of our Lives)
1951 - Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri (Db), Pakistani Islamic Sufi Scholar
1952 - Rudolfo Neri-Vida, Mexico, PHD/astronaut (STS 23)
1952 - Amy Tan, American novelist
1953 - Bill Kirchenbauer, actor/comedian (Coach-Just the 10 of Us)
1953 - Cristina Elisabet Fernández - Argentinian politician
1954 - Frances Bucholz, rocker (Scorpions-Wind of Change)
1954 - Jamie West-Oram, rock guitarist (Fixx)
1954 - Socrates, Brazilian footballer
1955 - Jeff Daniels, GA, actor (Something Wild, Dumb & Dumber, Speed)
1956 - Dave Wakeling, rock singer/guitarist
1956 - George David Low, Cleveland Ohio, astronaut (STS 32, STS 43)
1956 - Peter Holsapple, rocker (Continental Drifters)
1956 - Steve Randell, Tasmanian cricket Test umpire (international panel)
1956 - Roderick MacKinnon, American biologist, Nobel laureate
1957 - Dave "Smoke" Stewart, Oakland California, pitcher (Oakland Athletic)
1957 - Falco, [John Hoelcel], rock vocalist (Rock Me Amadeus)
1957 - Johann Hoelzel Falco, musician
1957 - Paul Dean, guitarist
1957 - Ray Winstone, British actor
1958 - Helen Fielding, English writer
1960 - Keith Musa[kawukhathi] Zondi, South African head of Inkatha Youth Brigade
1960 - Prince Andrew, Albert Christian Edward, of Britain/Duke of York
1960 - Vicki Lynn Lasseter Iola Kansas, playmate (Feb, 1981)
1961 - Justin Fashanu, English footballer (d. 1998)
1961 - Andy Wallace, English race car driver
1962 - Alvaro Espinoza, Venezuela, baseball shortstop (NY Yanks, NY Mets)
1962 - Hana Mandlikova, Prague Czechoslovakia, tennis player (1985 US Open)
1962 - John Laroche, American orchid poacher
1963 - Jessica Tuck, NYC, actress (Megan-1 Life to Live)
1963 - Seal, English vocalist/songwriter (Killer, Crazy, Kiss by a Rose)
1963 - Laurell K. Hamilton, American writer
1964 - Doug Aldrich, rocker
1964 - Dmitri Lipskerov, Russian writer
1964 - Sonu Walia, Indian actress
1965 - Andrew Jameson, British(?) swimmer
1965 - John Commins, cricketer (South African Test batsman v NZ 1994-95)
1966 - Justine Bateman, Rye NY, actress (Mallory-Family Ties, Satisfaction)
1966 - Matthew Ryan, Port Jefferson NY, team handball circle (Olympics-1996)
1966 - Paul Haarhuis, Eindhoven Neth, tennis star (1994 US/Austral doubles)
1966 - Peter Douris, Toronto, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
1966 - Prince Markie D, [Mark Morale], rocker (Fat Boys-Jail House Rock)
1966 - William White, NFL safety (KC Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons)
1966 - Enzo Scifo, Belgian footballer
1967 - Benicio Del Toro, Puerto Rico, actor (Licence to Kill, Usual Suspects)
1967 - Roel Liefden, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, FC Groningen)
1968 - Frank Watkins, US heavy metalist bass (Obituary, Cause of Death)
1968 - Rob Dimaio, Calgary, NHL right wing (Phila Flyers)
1969 - Burton C. Bell, American vocalist
1970 - Garland Hawkins, NFL defensive end (Chic Bears)
1970 - Ruwan Kalpage, cricket off-spinner (Sri Lankan)
1971 - Becca Lee, Tennessee, Miss USA (Tenn-3rd-1996)
1971 - Becky Dyroen-Lancer, San Jose California, synchro swimmer (Oly-gold-96)
1971 - Glyn Milburn, NFL running back/kick returner (Den Broncos, Det Lions)
1971 - Richard Green, Australasia golfer
1971 - Wally Williams, NFL center/guard (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
1971 - William Henderson, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1971 - Gil Shaham, Israeli/American violinist
1972 - Andrey Pchelyakov, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
1972 - Francine, American professional wrestler
1973 - Masafumi Kawaguchi, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
1973 - Terrence Rencher, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns)
1973 - Tommy Bennett, safety (Arizona Cardinals)
1974 - Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Sochi Russia, tennis star (1995 doubles-Hamburg)
1974 - Danny Doring, American professional wrestler
1975 - Paul Frey, Boston MA, dance skater (& Ponte-1995 Eastern Jr champ)
1975 - Raymond Graanoogst, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
1975 - Mikko Kavén, Finnish footballer
1975 - Daewon Song, Korean professional skateboarder
1977 - Gianluca Zambrotta, Italian footballer
1977 - Ola Salo, Swedish singer (The Ark)
1978 - Michalis Konstantinou, Greek-Cypriot footballer
1978 - Immortal Technique, American rapper
1979 - Mariska, Finnish rapper
1979 - Clinton Morrison, Irish footballer
1979 - Mariana Ochoa, Mexican singer and actress
1979 - Steve Cherundolo, American soccer player
1980 - Neleh Dennis, American Survivor contestant
1980 - Mike Miller, American basketball player
1981 - Ronnie Arniell, Canadian professional wrestler
1981 - Beth Ditto, American singer (The Gossip)
1981 - Gil Reyes, American boxer
1981 - Nicky Shorey, English footballer
1981 - Vitas, Russian singer
1981 - Daniel Letterle, American Actor and Singer
1983 - Assunta De Rossi, Filipino actress
1983 - Mika Nakashima, Japanese singer/actress
1984 - Chris Richardson, American Idol finalist
1985 - Haylie Duff, American singer/actress
1985 - Arielle Kebbel, American actress
1986 - Kyle Chipchura, Canadian ice hockey player
1986 - Henri Karjalainen, Finnish racing driver
1986 - Marta, Brazilian footballer
1986 - Reon Kadena, Japanese model/actress
1986 - Maria Mena, Norwegian singer
1989 - L A Baby orangutan, at Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle
1993 - Victoria Justice, American Actress (The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody, Lola Martinez in
           Nickelodeon show Zoey 101)

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #259 on: February 20, 2013, 12:03:29 AM »
This Day in History for 19th February


Famous Deaths


197 - D Clodius Septimus Albinus, Roman bequest in England, dies in battle
440 - Mesrop Mashtots, Armenian monk, theologian and linguist (b. 361/362)
1133 - Irene Ducaena, wife of Alexius I Comnenus (b. 1066)
1260 - Boniface, of Lausanne, Belgian bishop/saint, dies
1401 - William Sawtree, 1st English religious martyr, burned in London
1414 - Thomas Arundel, archbishop of Canterbury/chancellor of England, dies
1545 - Pierre Brully, [Peter Brulius], calvinist minister, burned to death
1553 - Erasmus Reinhold, German mathematician, dies at 41
1568 - Miles Coverdale, translator (1st complete English Bible), dies at 80
1589 - Saint Philothei, Orthodox martyr and Patron of Athens (b. 1522)
1602 - Philippe Emmanuel, Duke of Mercoeur, French soldier (b. 1558)
1605 - Orazio Tiberio Vecchi, composer, dies at 54
1620 - Roemer P Visscher, poet, buried in Amsterdam
1622 - Sir Henry Savile, English educator (b. 1549)
1653 - Luigi Rossi, composer, dies
1663 - Adam Adami, German bishop and diplomat (b. 1603)
1670 - King Frederick III of Denmark (b. 1609)
1672 - Charles Chauncy, English-born president of Harvard College (b. 1592)
1709 - Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shogun (b. 1646)
1716 - Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (b. 1634)
1785 - Johann Christoph Richter, composer, dies at 84
1789 - Nicholas Van Dyke, American lawyer and President of Delaware (b. 1738)
1790 - Jean-Baptiste Krumphultz, composer, dies at 47
1799 - Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, and sailor (b.
           1733)
1806 - Elizabeth Carter, English writer (b. 1717)
1815 - Leonhard von Call, composer, dies at 47
1822 - Jeronymo Francisco de Lima, composer, dies at 78
1837 - Georg Büchner, German playwright (b. 1813)
1858 - Alois Basil Nikolaus Tomasini, composer, dies at 78
1864 - William Edwin Baldwin, US Confederate brig-general, dies
1873 - Vasil Levski, Bulgarian revolutionary (b. 1837)
1875 - Jean B Vuillaume, French violin maker (octobas), dies at 76
1878 - Charles F Daubigny, French restaurateur/painter, dies at 61
1887 - Eduard Douwes Dekker (pen name Multatuli), Dutch writer (Max Havelaar), dies at 66
1892 - Monty Bowden, cricket Capt (England v South Africa 1889), dies at 26
1894 - Ernesto Camillo Sivori, composer, dies at 78
1897 - Karl T Weierstrass, German mathematician, dies at 81
1915 - Gopal Krishna Gokhale, India's social reformer/politician, dies
1916 - Ernst Mach, Austrian physicist/philosopher/psychologist, dies at 78
1923 - Jeronimo Gimenez y Bellido, composer, dies at 68
1927 - Georg Brandes, [Cohen], Danish literary-historian/critic, dies at 85
1927 - Robert Fuchs, composer, dies at 80
1933 - Arnold Ludwig Mendelssohn, composer, dies at 77
1936 - Charles Harding Firth, British historian (b. 1857)
1941 - Alexander Josiah Webbe, English cricket keeper (v Aus 1879), dies
1941 - Hamilton Hamilton Harty, composer/conductor, dies at 61
1942 - Frank Abbandando, American gangster (executed) (b. 1910)
1944 - Siegfried Garibaldi Kallenberg, composer, dies at 76
1945 - Wim Speelman, Dutch resistance fighter, executed at 26
1949 - Auguste Jean Maria Charles Serieyx, composer, dies at 83
1950 - Edyth Walker, US singer, dies at 82
1951 - Andre[-Paul-Guillaume] Gide, French writer (Nobel 1947), dies at 82
1952 - Knut Hamsun, writer, dies at 92
1952 - Lawrence Grant, actor (Bulldog Drummond), dies at 82
1957 - Maurice Garin, French cyclist (b. 1871)
1962 - Albert Israel Elkus, composer, dies at 77
1962 - Georgios Papanikolaou, Greek doctor, inventor of the Pap smear (b. 1883)
1965 - Forrest Taylor, actor (This is Life, Man Without a Gun), dies at 81
1965 - Gheorge Gheorghiu Dej, Romanian president, dies at 63
1967 - Wilmer King, 1st casuality on Tappan Zee Bridge NY, dies
1968 - Ralph Dunn, actor (Mr Rudge-Norby), dies at 65
1968 - Georg Hackenschmidt, Estonian professional wrestler (b. 1878)
1969 - Madge Blake, American actress (b. 1899)
1970 - Ralph Edward Flanders, (Sen-VT), dies at 89
1972 - John Grierson, Scottish documentary filmmaker (b. 1898)
1972 - Tedd Pierce, American animator (b. 1906)
1975 - Luigi Dallapiccola, Italian 12-tone composer, dies at 71
1977 - Mike González, Cuban baseball player (b. 1890)
1977 - Anthony Crosland, British politician (b. 1918)
1980 - Bon Scott, Aust rock vocalist (AC/DC-Whole Lotta Rosie), dies at 33
1981 - Frank Merrik, composer, dies at 94
1983 - Alice White, actress (Employees' Entrance), dies at 78 of a stroke
1984 - Ina Ray Hutton, orchestra leader (Ina Ray Hutton Show), dies at 66
1985 - Elizabeth Julesberg, author (Dick & Jane), dies
1985 - George Holmes, actor (Man in the Trunk), dies at 66
1986 - Adolfo Celi, actor (Thunderball), dies at 63
1986 - James O Eastland, (Sen-D-Miss), dies at 81
1986 - Paul Stewart, actor (Top Secret USA, Deadline), dies at 77
1988 - André Frédéric Cournand, French-born physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)
1989 - Jaap van de Merwe, Dutch journalist/cabareter (Hadjememaar), dies
1989 - Merwe, journalist/cabaret performer (Hadjememaar), dies
1990 - Michael Powell, Engl director (Life & Death of Col Blimp), dies at 84
1991 - Peggy Mondo, actress (Who's Minding the Store), dies at 50
1992 - Chet Leaming, dies after brief illness at 66
1993 - Gerhard Gesell, judge (Pentagon Papers), dies of liver cancer at 82
1993 - Michael Morrison, actor (Caleb-As the World Turns), dies at 33
1994 - Derek Jarman, actor/director (Tempest), dies of AIDS at 52
1994 - Georges Watin, Algerian/French officer (OAS), dies at 71
1994 - Renske Vellinga, Dutch speed-skater, dies in auto-accident at 19
1995 - Calder Willingham, novelist/Scriptwriter, dies at 72
1995 - Ian Ball, photographer, dies at 80
1995 - Shlomo Averbach, Israeli ultra-orthodox rabbi, dies at 84
1996 - Brenda Bruce, actress (December Bride, Nightmare), dies at 77
1996 - Charles O Finley, baseball owner (Oakland A's), dies at 76
1996 - Grant Sawyer, US politician, dies at 76
1996 - Madhaviah Krishnan, naturalist, dies at 83
1997 - Deng Xiaoping, head (Chinese Communist Party), dies at 92
1997 - Leo Rosten, writer/humourist (Joys of Yiddish), dies at 88
1997 - Stanley Pearson, footballer, dies at 76
1998 - Grandpa Jones, country comic/banjo wizard (Hee Haw), dies at 84
1999 - Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr, Iraqi Shiite leader (assassinated)
2000 - Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Austrian artist (b. 1928)
2001 - Priscilla Davis, American socialite (b. 1942)
2001 - Stanley Kramer, American director (b. 1913)
2001 - Charles Trenet, French singer (b. 1913)
2003 - Johnny PayCheck, American country singer/songwriter (b. 1938)
2007 - Janet Blair, American actress (b. 1921)
2007 - Celia Franca, founder of National Ballet of Canada (b. 1921)
2008 - Lydia Shum, Hong Kong comedian and actress (b. 1945)
2008 - Yegor Letov, Russian song writer and singer (b. 1964)
2009 - Kelly Groucutt, Bass guitarist and singer for the band Electric Light Orchestra (b.1945)
2009 - Miika Tenkula, Finnish guitarist for the band Sentenced (b.1974)
2010 - Laura Spurr, Tribal Chairperson, Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (b. 1945)
2011 - Ollie Matson, American Football Running Back (b. 1930)
2012 - John Hogan, American research chemist, dies at 92
2012 - Steve Kordek, American pinball machine designer, dies at 100

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #260 on: February 20, 2013, 11:12:41 AM »
This Day in History for 20th February


Historical Events


                                             
Composer George Friedrich Handel           Naturalist Charles Darwin                      Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix

                           
British Prime Minister                            Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Margaret Thatcher                                                 Mike Tyson

                           
Singer Mariah Carey                                 264th Pope John Paul II

1472 - Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a dowry payment.
1525 - Swiss & German mercenaries desert Francois I's army
1547 - King Edward VI of England was enthroned following death of Henry VIII
1613 - Gerard Reynst appointed Dutch gov-gen of East-Indies
1653 - Defeat of Dutch fleet under Adm Van Tromp by Adm Blake off Portsmouth
1673 - 1st recorded wine auction held (London)
1710 - Johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Neth
1724 - George F Handel's opera "Giulio Cesare in Egitto," premieres in London
1725 - 10 sleeping Indians scalped by whites in NH for £100 a scalp bounty
1732 - Estates of Holland ratifies Treaty of Vienna
1737 - French minister of Finance, Chauvelin, resigns
1745 - Bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Fort Augustus, Scotland
1746 - Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Castle of Inverness
1768 - 1st American chartered fire insurance company opens (Penn)
1792 - US postal service created, postage 6 cents - 12 cents depending on distance
1798 - Louis Alexandre Berthier removes Pope Pius VI from power.
1809 - Supreme Court rules federal government power greater than any state
1810 - Andreas Hofer, Tyrolean patriot and leader of rebellion against Napoleon's forces, executed.
1811 - Austria declares bankruptcy
1816 - Rossini's opera "Barber of Seville" premieres in Rome
1823 - English Capt James Weddell reaches 74°15' S, 1520 km from S pole
1831 - Polish revolutionaries defeat Russians in battle of Growchow
1832 - Charles Darwin visits Fernando Noronha in Atlantic Ocean
1835 - Concepcion, Chile destroyed by earthquake; 5,000 die
1839 - Congress prohibits dueling in District of Columbia
1846 - British occupy Sikh citadel of Lahore
1856 - John Rutledge, Liverpool-NY steamer, hits iceberg; many die
1861 - Dept of Navy of Confederacy forms
1861 - Steeple of Chichester Cathedral blown down during a storm
1864 - Civil War battle of Olustee, Florida
1865 - M I T forms 1st US collegiate architectural school
1869 - Tenn Gov W C Brownlow declares martial law in Ku Klux Klan crisis
1872 - Hydraulic electric elevator patented by Cyrus Baldwin
1872 - Luther Crowell patents a machine that manufactures paper bags
1872 - Metropolitan Museum of Art opens (NYC)
1872 - Silas Noble & JP Cooley patents toothpick manufacturing machine
1873 - University of California gets its 1st Med School (UC/SF)
1877 - 1st cantilever bridge in US completed, Harrodsburg, Kentucky
1877 - International Association (minor baseball league) organizes
1887 - 1st minor league baseball association organizes (Pittsburgh)
1887 - Germany, Austria-Hungary & France end Triple Alliance
1890 - Amsterdam Theater destroyed by fire
1895 - Congress authorizes a US mint at Denver, Colorodo
1899 - Ill Tel & Tel granted franchise for Chicago freight tunnel system
1901 - 1st territorial legislature of Hawaii convenes
1902 - Heavy surf breaks over Seal Rocks & damages Sutro Baths, SF
1903 - Nick Young remains as NL president as AG Spalding ends challenge
1909 - Publication of the Futurist Manifesto in the French journal Le Figaro.
1912 - Argentina beat the MCC in their inaugural cricket 1st-class fixture
1913 - King O'Malley drives in the first survey peg to mark commencement of work on the
           construction of Canberra.
1915 - Panama-Pacific International Exposition opens in SF
1917 - Ammunitions ship explodes in Archangelsk harbor, about 1,500 die
1917 - Kern, Bolton & Wodehouse's musical "Oh, Boy!," premieres in NYC
1919 - French premier Clemenceau injured during assassination attempt
1921 - Riza Khan Pahlevi seizes control of Iran
1922 - Marc Connelly & George Kaufman's "To the Ladies," premieres in NYC
1922 - Vilinus, Lithuania, agrees to separate from Poland
1922 - WOR-AM in New York City begins radio transmissions
1923 - Christy Mathewson becomes pres of Boston Braves
1927 - Golfers in SC arrested for violating Sabbath
1929 - American Samoa organizes as territory of US
1929 - Red Sox announce they will play Sunday games at Braves Field
1930 - Capelle soccer team forms
1931 - Congress allows California to build Oakland-Bay Bridge
1932 - Japanese troops occupy Tunhua China
1933 - Curom, Curacaose Broadcast System starts: Princess Juliana's speech
1933 - House of Reps completes congressional action to repeal Prohibition
1933 - Sidney Howard's "Alien Corn," premieres in NYC
1934 - Virgil Thomson's opera "4 Saints in 3 Acts" opens in NYC
1935 - Karoline Mikkelson is 1st woman on Antarctica
1937 - 1st automobile/airplane combination tested, Santa Monica, Ca
1938 - UK Foreign Sec Eden resigns, says PM Chamberlain appeased Germany
1940 - Larry Clinton & his Orchestra record "Limehouse Blues"
1941 - 1st transport of Jews to concentration camps leave Plotsk Poland
1941 - Nazis order Polish Jews barred from using public transportation
1941 - Romania breaks relations with Netherlands
1942 - Lt E H O'Hare single-handedly shoots down 5 Japanese heavy bombers
1942 - Lieutenant Edward O'Hare becomes America's first World War II flying ace.
1943 - Allied troops occupy Kasserine pass in Tunisia
1943 - New volcano Paracutin erupts in farmer's corn patch (Mexico)
1943 - Phil Wrigley & B Rickey charter All-American Girls Softball League
1943 - American movie studio executives agree to allow the Office of War Information to censor
           movies.
1944 - Batman & Robin comic strip premieres in newspapers
1944 - US takes Eniwetok Island
1944 - World War II: The "Big Week" began with American bomber raids on German aircraft
           manufacturing centers.
1947 - Chemical mixing error causes explosion that destroys 42 blocks in LA
1947 - Lord Mountbatten appointed as last viceroy of India
1947 - State of Prussia ceases to exist.
1948 - Czechoslovakia's non-communist minister resigns
1949 - 1st International Pancake Race held (Liberal Ks)
1950 - Dylan Thomas arrives in NYC for his 1st US poetry reading tour
1950 - WOL-AM in Washington DC swaps calls with WWDC
1952 - "African Queen" opens at Capitol Theater in NYC
1952 - 1st black umpire in organized baseball certified (Emmett Ashford)
1953 - August A Busch buys the Cards for $3.75 million
1953 - US Court of Appeals rules that Organized Baseball is a sport & not a business, affirming the
           25-year-old Supreme Court ruling
1954 - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open
1954 - General Zahedi wins election in Persia
1955 - Fay Crocker wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open
1956 - WOSU TV channel 34 in Columbus, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1957 - Hughie Tayfield takes 9-113 v England, 13 wkts for match
1958 - Jockey Eddie Arcaro rides his 4,000th winner
1958 - LA Coliseum Comm approves 2-yr pact allows Dodgers to use facility
1959 - The Avro Arrow program to design and manufacture supersonic jet fighters in Canada is
           cancelled by the Diefenbaker government amid much political debate.
1960 - Jimi Hendrix, rock and roll guitarist, plays his first gig.
1962 - John Glenn is 1st American to orbit Earth (Friendship 7)
1963 - End of the Test Cricket careers of Neil Harvey & Alan Davidson
1963 - Willie Mays (SF Giants) signs a record $100,000 per year contract
1965 - Beatles record "That Means a Lot"
1965 - Ranger 8 makes hard landing on the Moon, returns photos, other data
1965 - Turkish government of Uerguplu forms
1966 - Author Valery Tarsis banished in USSR
1968 - State troopers used tear gas to stop demonstration at Alcorn A & M
1971 - Bruin Phil Esposito is NHL's quickest to score 50 goals in a season
1971 - General Idi Amin Dada appointed president of Uganda
1971 - Maj General Idi Amin Dada appoints himself president of Uganda
1971 - Natl Emergency Center erroneously orders US radio & TV stations to go off the air. Mistake
           wasn't resolved for 30 minutes
1972 - 1st time Cleveland Cavaliers beat NY Knicks (111-109)
1972 - Ard Schenk becomes world champ skater
1972 - Sicco Mansholt becomes chairman of European Committee
1973 - 10th time Islanders shut-out-4-0 vs Penguins
1974 - Cher files for separation from husband Sonny Bono
1974 - Gordie Howe comes out of retirement for $1M from Houston Aeros, WHA
1975 - Leonard Baichan scores 105* on Test Cricket debut, v Pakistan Lahore
1975 - Margaret Thatcher elected leader of British Conserv Party
1975 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1976 - Muhammad Ali KOs Jan Pierre Coopman in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1976 - The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization disbands.
1977 - "My Fair Lady" closes at St James Theater NYC after 384 performances
1977 - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1978 - 4th People's Choice Awards: Star Wars, Carol Burnett & Bob Hope
1978 - Bob Backland beats Billy Graham in NY, to become WWF wrestling champ
1978 - Egypt announces it is pulling its diplomats out of Cyprus
1978 - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1979 - "Comin' Uptown" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 45 performances
1981 - Flight readiness firing of Columbia's main engines; 20 seconds
1981 - James Sanford equals 50m indoor world record (5.61 sec)
1982 - NY Islanders wins then NHL record 15th straight game
1983 - Japan launches Tenma satellite to study x-rays (450/570 km)
1983 - Roland Liboton becomes world champ cross-country cycling
1985 - After defending his WBC flyweight championship, Sot Chitalada's check for $104,000 is stolen
           by a ringside pickpocket
1986 - LA Dodger Orel Hershiser is 1st to win a $1M salary by arbitration
1986 - Mike Tyson sexually harasses a woman in Albany NY
1987 - Bomb blamed on Unabomber explodes by computer store in Salt Lake City
1987 - David Hartman quits ABC's "Good Morning America," after 11 years
1988 - 500 die in heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro Brazil
1988 - Andre Hoffmann skates world record 1500m (1:52.06)
1988 - Brian Boitano wins Olympic gold medal in figure skating
1988 - Cornelia Oschkenat hurdles indoor world record 50m (6.58 sec)
1988 - Kelly Hrudy's 5th Islander shut-out win-Hartford 3-0
1988 - Peter Kalikow purchases NY Post from Rupert Murdoch for $37.6 million
1988 - Rob Druppers runs world record indoor 1000m (2:16.2)
1988 - Stefka Kostadinova high jumps indoor world record (2.06 m)
1989 - Members of 1949 Oklahoma football team cancelled an April reunion because of deplorable
           conduct of Oklahoma players
1989 - An IRA bomb destroys a section of a British Army barracks in Ternhill, England
1991 - "Taking Steps" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 78 performances
1991 - 33rd Grammy Awards: Another Day in Paradise, Mariah Carey
1991 - A gigantic statue of Albania's long-time dictator, Enver Hoxha, is brought down in the
           Albanian capital, Tirana, by mobs of angry protesters.
1992 - "Private Lives" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 37 performances
1992 - Orthodox patriarch Shenouda III visits Netherlands
1992 - Ross Perot says he'll run for President on Larry King Show
1993 - Florida Marlins open their 1st spring training camp
1993 - Lisa Walters wins LPGA Itoki Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
1993 - NY Islanders retire Billy Smith's number 31
1994 - 3 Afghans take 70 Pakistani children hostage
1994 - Johann Olav Koss skates world record 10 km (13:30.55)
1994 - Pope John Paul II demands juristic discrimination of homosexuals
1997 - "Stanley" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC
1997 - SF Giants Barry Bonds signs record $22.9M 2 year contract
1998 - Tara Lipinski wins Olympic figure skating gold medal
1998 - UN Sec-Gen Kofi Annan lands in Baghdad, for peace negotiations
1998 - US movie box office hits quickest $1 billion for year (51 days)
2002 - In Reqa Al-Gharbiya, Egypt, a fire on a train injures over 65 and kills at least 370.
2003 - During a Great White concert in West Warwick, Rhode Island, a pyrotechnics display sets the
           club ablaze, killing 100 and injuring over 300 others.
2005 - Spain becomes the first country to vote in a referendum on ratification of the proposed
           Constitution of the European Union, passing it by a substantial margin, but on a low turnout.
2010 - In Madeira Island, Portugal, heavy rain causes floods and mudslides, leaving at least 32
           deaths in the worst disaster on the history of the archipelago.
2012 - Scientists successfully regenerate Silene stenophylla from a 31,800 year old piece of fruit,
           greatly surpassing the previous record of 2,000 years
2012 - South Korea angers North Korea as it proceeds with live fire drills in disputed Korean sea
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This Day in History for 20th February


Famous Weddings


1968 - Comedian John Cleese (Monty Python) marries actress Connie Booth
1980 - Actress Susan Dey (LA Law) weds producer Bernard Sofronski
1998 - The warrior monk "Kung Fu" actor David Carradine (61) weds actress Marina Benjamin (45)
           on the Laramie Street on the back lot of Warner Bros. Studio
2005 - "Iron Chef America" host Bobby Flay (40) weds former "Law and Order: SVU" actress
           Stephanie March (30) at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in New York City
2009 - "Dog The Bounty Hunter" actress Lyssa Chapman (21) weds Brahman Galanti (35) at 
           Lanikuhonua at Ko Olina in Oahu, Hawaii

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« Reply #262 on: February 20, 2013, 11:15:44 AM »
This Day in History for 20th February


Famous Divorces


2007 - Baywatch actress Carmen Electra (34) divorces rocker Dave Navarro (39) due to irreconcilable
           differences after less than three years of marriage

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« Reply #263 on: February 20, 2013, 11:22:42 AM »
This Day in History for 20th February


Famous Birthdays 


                                             
British Prime Minister                               Rocker Kurt Cobain (1967)                         Singer Rihanna (1988)
Gordon Brown (1951)

1494 - Johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism)
1507 - Gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II)
1523 - Jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers)
1632 - Thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories)
1633 - Jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher
1656 - Johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised
1734 - Franz Ignaz Beck, composer
1745 - Johann Peter Salomon, composer
1745 - Henry James Pye, English poet (d. 1813)
1751 - Johann Heinrich Voß, German poet (d. 1826)
1752 - Charles Broche, composer
1753 - Louis Alexandre Berthier, French marshal (d. 1815)
1757 - John 'Mad Jack' Fuller, English philanthropist (d. 1834)
1763 - Adalbert Gyrowetz, composer
1770 - Ferdinando Carulli, composer
1779 - Augustus Callcott, landscape painter, Kensington
1784 - Adam Black, Edinburgh Scotland, politician/publisher
1791 - Carl Czerny, Vienna Austria, pianist/composer (Schule der Virtuosen)
1794 - William Carleton, Irish novelist (d. 1869)
1796 - Eduard W van Dam van Isselt, Dutch military/liberal politician
1802 - Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer
1803 - Friedrich Theodor Frohlich, composer
1805 - Angelina Grimke, reformer/abolitionist/politician/lawyer
1808 - Daumier, Marseilles France, artist
1809 - Albertus J Duymaer van Twist, gov-gen of Neth-Indies
1809 - Henry Walton Wessells, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1889
1816 - Josef Michal Ksawery Jan Poniatowski, composer
1819 - Alfred Escher, Swiss politician, railroad entrepreneur (d. 1882)
1820 - Mahlon Dickerson Manson, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1895
1827 - Edward Stuyvesant Bragg, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1912
1835 - Allessandro d'Ancona, Italian philologist
1838 - James Barbour Terrill, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1839 - Benjamin Waugh, American minister; founder of the NSPCC (d. 1908)
1844 - Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann, Austria, physicist (statistical mechanics)
1844 - Joshua Slocum, Canadian seaman and adventurer (d. 1909)
1848 - Edward Henry Harriman, American railroad executive (d. 1909)
1850 - Nérée Beauchemin, Canadian physician and poet (d. 1931)
1852 - Nikolai Garin [Michailovski], Russian author (Tjoma Kartashov)
1854 - Louis F M van Westerhoven, actor/singer/opera director (Youth)
1861 - Nicolaas van Meeteren, Curacao, folklorist
1866 - Carl Westman, Swedish architect and designer (d. 1936)
1867 - Louise, Princess Royal and Duchess of Fife (d. 1931)
1870 - Pieter Cornelis Boutens, Holland, mystic poet/scholar (Verzen)
1874 - Mary Garden, Aberdeen Scotland, opera star
1876 - Fyodor Akimenko, composer
1880 - Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, French aristocrat and novelist (d. 1923)
1881 - Pedro Munoz Seca, Spanish playwright (Vengeanza de Don Mendo)
1883 - Shiga Naoya, Japan, novelist (Road Through Dark Night)
1886 - Bela Kun, Czehul Romania, head of Hungarian Soviet Republic (1919)
1887 - David McKinley Williams, composer
1887 - Hesketh Pearson, England, biographer/playwright (Writ for Libel)
1888 - Georges Bernanos, France, novelist (Diary of a Country Priest)
1888 - Marie Rambert, Warsaw, English ballet producer/director/teacher
1889 - Levko Mykolayevich Revutsky, composer
1893 - Russel Crouse, journalist/novelist/playwright (Life with Father)
1893 - Elizabeth Holloway Marston, American psychologist (d. 1993)
1895 - Freida Geiken, autobiographer (National Historic Taping)
1896 - Henri de Lubac sj, French theologist/anti-fascist
1897 - Ivan Albright, Illinois, painter (Door, Window)
1899 - Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, LI NY, founder (Pan Am Airways)
1899 - Leon Woizikowski, Polish dancer/ballet master (Ballets Russes)
1900 - Antonio Veretti, composer
1900 - Graham Spry, St Thomas Ontario, Canadian radio pioneer
1900 - Jean Negulesco
1901 - Ali Muhammad Naguib, Khartoum, president of Egypt (1952-54)
1901 - Cecil H King, Irish/British daily newspaper publisher (Daily Mirror)
1901 - Henry Eyring, Mexican/US chemist
1901 - Louis I Kahn, Estonia, architect (Bryn Mawr dormitory) [or Dec 20]
1901 - René Jules Dubos, France, US microbiologist/author (Health & Disease)
1902 - Ansel Adams, photographer (1966 ASMP Award)
1903 - Ella Maillart, explorer
1903 - Karel Janacek, composer
1903 - Pierre Charles, Belgian heavyweight boxer
1904 - Aleksei N Kosygin, Soviet premier (1964-80)
1904 - Armin Loos, composer
1904 - Bramwell Fletcher, Yorkshire England, actor (White Cargo, Mummy)
1905 - Jascha Golowanjuk, Swedish writer (Acrobat)
1907 - Malcolm Atterbury, Phila, actor (Jonas-Thicker than Water, Apples Way)
1907 - Nadine Conner, California, soprano (Carmen, Pamina-Magic Flute)
1907 - Owain Jenkins, company director
1908 - Grigori Yakovlevich Bakhchivangi, test pilot (BI-1)
1908 - Rosalind Laura Burke, aviatrix
1910 - Julian Trevelyan, English Surrealist painter/collage maker
1910 - Millicent Fenwick, (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82)
1911 - Margot Grahame
1911 - Robert Guyn McBride, Tucson Arizona, composer (Mexican Rhapsody)
1912 - Pierre Boulle, French author (d. 1994)
1913 - Jozef Kresanek, composer
1913 - Mary Durack, poet
1913 - Rex Tucker, TV writer/director
1914 - John Daly, South Africa, newscaster/TV game show host (What's My Line)
1914 - Marion Kettlewell, British director (WRNS)
1914 - Willem J H Baart, Dutch vicar (Cuentanan di Nanzi)
1915 - Philip Friend, Horsham England, actor (Vulture, Fur Collar)
1916 - Jackie Gleason, Bkln NY, comedian (Ralph Kramden-Honeymooners)
1916 - Julius Juzeliunas, composer
1916 - Paul Tripp, NYC, TV host (Mr I Magination)
1917 - Frederick Page, CEO (British Aerospace Aircraft Group)
1918 - Leonore Annenberg American Billionaire
1920 - Armin Schibler, Dutch Swiss composer (Devil in the Winter Palace)
1920 - Liesbeth Tonckens, [Wilhelmina], actress/lecturer (Free People)
1920 - Evgeny Dragunov, Russian weapons designer (d. 1991)
1921 - Amanda Blake, [Beverly], Buffalo NY, actress (Kitty Russell-Gunsmoke)
1921 - Joseph Albert Walker, Wash DC, test pilot (X-15)
1921 - Nurv Shiner, singer
1921 - Ruth Gipps, British(?) conductor/composer
1923 - Forbes Burnham, premier Guyana (1964-85)
1924 - Gloria Vanderbilt, don't my jeans look great (poor little rich girl)
1924 - Sidney Poitier, actor (Porgy & Bess, A Raisin in the Sun) or 1927
1925 - Alex La Guma, Cape Town South Africa, novelist (A Walk in the Night)
1925 - Pramudya Ananta Tur, Javanese author (Anak semua bangsa)
1925 - Robert Altman, Kansas City MO, director (Nashville, M*A*S*H)
1925 - Heinz Kluncker, German trade union leader
1926 - Cameron Rusby, British Vice-Admiral
1926 - Edgar Meuli, cricketer (opened NZ batting in Test v South Africa 1953)
1926 - Kenneth H Olsen, US, engineer/founder (Digital Equipment Corp)
1926 - Robert Eugene Richards, Ill, pole vaulter (Olympic-gold-48, 52, 56)
1926 - Richard Matheson, American author
1927 - Roy Cohn, lawyer, "grand inquisitor" (for Sen Joseph McCarthy)
1927 - Sidney Poitier, American actor
1928 - Donald Longmore, British cardiac surgeon
1928 - Elroy Face, baseball pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
1929 - Toshiro Mayuzumi, Yokohama Japan, composer (Sphenogramme)
1929 - Amanda Blake, American actress (d. 1989)
1930 - Bill Walker, British MP
1930 - Patricia Smith, New Haven Ct, actress (Bob Newhart Show)
1930 - Willie Cunningham, Northern Irish footballer
1932 - Adrian Cristobal, Filipino writer (d. 2007)
1933 - Hannes Postma, Dutch graphic artist
1934 - Bobby Unser, auto racer (1968, 75, 81 Indianapolis 500)
1934 - Lady Wharton
1936 - Larry Hovis, Wapito Wash, comedian (Gomer Pyle, Hogan's Heroes)
1936 - Marj Dusay, [Mahoney], Russell Ks, actress (Kate-Bret Maverick)
1936 - Roy Beggs, British MP
1937 - David Ackles, Illinois, vocalist/songwriter (American Gothic)
1937 - Nancy Wilson, Chillicothe Ohio, jazz vocalist (Feel Like Making Love)
1937 - Robert Huber, Munich Germany, biochemist (Nobel 1988)
1937 - Roger Penske, auto racer
1938 - Jack Bicknell, WLAF head coach (Barcelona Dragons)
1938 - Mona Mitchell, Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Alexandra
1939 - Barbara Ellis, Olympia Wa, rocker (Fleetwoods)
1939 - Roy George Elroy Josephs, jazz dance teacher
1939 - Frank Arundel, English footballer
1940 - Barbara Laine Ellis, singer
1940 - Christoph Eschenbach, Breslau, Germany, pianist/conductor
1940 - Jimmy Greaves, British broadcaster/soccer player
1940 - RA Weiss, director (Institute of Cancer Research)
1940 - V Payne, British headmistress (Malvern Girls' College)
1941 - Buffy Sainte-Marie, Maine, folksinger (Now That the Buffalo Are Gone)
1942 - Charlie Gillett, Lancashire, rock broadcaster (Sound of the City)
1942 - Claude Miller, director (Garde a Vue, Little Thief, Wild Child), (d. 2012)
1942 - David O'Dowd, Chief Constable (Northamptonshire)
1942 - Mitch McConnell, (Sen-R-KY, 1985- )
1942 - Peter Strauss, Croton-on-Hudson NY, actor (Rich Man Poor Man)
1942 - Phil Esposito, NHL center/GM (Bruins, Rangers)
1943 - Aleksandr Pavlovich Alexandrov, Russian, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-9, TM-3)
1943 - Antonio Inoki, [Kanji Rikidozan], wrestler (NJPW/JWA)
1943 - Lord McNally
1943 - Mike Leigh, dramatist/director (High Hopes, Secrets & Lies)
1944 - Lew Soloff, Bkln NY, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
1944 - Roger Knapman, British MP
1944 - Willem van Hanegem, Dutch soccer champ/coach (Feyenoord)
1944 - Robert de Cotret, French Canadian politician (d. 1999)
1945 - Alan Hull, singer/composer
1945 - Andrew Bergman, director/screenwriter (Soapdish, Honeymoon in Vegas)
1945 - Brion James, American actor (d. 1999)
1945 - Annu Kapoor, Indian actor
1946 - Brenda Blethyn, actress (Secrets & Lies)
1946 - J[erome] Geils, NYC, rock guitarist (J Geils Band-Centerfold)
1946 - Mieke H A Boers-Wijnberg, Dutch MP (CDA)
1946 - Sandy Duncan, Henderson Tx, actress (Hogan Family)
1947 - Andre van Duin, [Kyvon], Dutch entertainer (Bloemkoole)
1947 - Jennifer O'Neill, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, actress (Summer of '42)
1947 - Eggert Magnusson, Icelandic football executive
1947 - Peter Osgood, English footballer (d. 2006)
1947 - Peter Strauss, American actor
1948 - A C Fabian, astronomer
1948 - Barry Wordsworth, conductor
1948 - Billy Zoom, musician
1948 - Gerda Boykin, LPGA golfer
1948 - John Browne, group chief executive, British Petroleum Company
1949 - Eddie Hemmings, cricket off-spinner (immense England)
1949 - Ivana Trump, Gottwaldov Cz, ex-wife of Donald Trump (1st Wives Club)
1950 - John Voldstad, Oslo Norway, actor (Darryl-Newhart)
1950 - Walter Becker, NYC, rock bassist (Steely Dan-Peg)
1950 - Ken Shimura, Japanese performer and actor
1951 - Bonnie Lauer, LPGA golfer
1951 - Edward Albert, LA Ca, actor (Jeff-Falcon Crest, Butterflies are Free)
1951 - Gordon Brown, Giffnock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, British Labour Prime Minister (2007–10)
1951 - Kathy Baillie, Morristown NJ, country vocalist (Baille Boys-Oh Heart)
1951 - Phil Neal, English soccer player
1951 - Randy California, [Wolfe], Cal, guitarist (Spirit-I Got a Line on You)
1952 - Catherine Cummins, Clintwood Va, 1st of 5 siblings born on 2/20
1953 - Carol Cummins, Clintwood Va, 2nd of 5 siblings born on 2/20
1953 - Riccardo Chailly, Milan Italy, conductor (West Berlin Symph Orch)
1953 - Poison Ivy, American musician (The Cramps)
1954 - Anthony Stewart Head, actor (Buffy Vampire Slayer)
1954 - Jon Brant, rock bassist (Cheap Trick)
1954 - Patty Hearst Shaw, SF, famous kidnap hostage (Tanya)
1954 - Vasili Vasilyevich Tsibliyev, Rus col/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-17, TM-25)
1955 - Kelsey Grammer, Virgin Islands, actor (Fraiser Crane-Cheers/Fraiser)
1956 - Charles Cummins, Clintwood Va, 3rd of 5 siblings born on 2/20
1956 - Charlie Adler, American voice actor
1957 - Glen Hanlon, Canadian ice hockey coach
1958 - Carol Ficatier, Auscene France, playmate (December, 1985)
1958 - James Wilby, Burma, actor (Howards End, Maurice)
1959 - Bill Gullickson, US baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
1959 - Joel Rifkind, NY serial killer
1959 - Scott Evans Brayton, racing car driver
1960 - Kee Marcello, rocker (Europe-Final Countdown)
1960 - Mark Reilly, [Matt Bianco], rocker (Indio-Big Harvest)
1960 - Joel Hodgson, American comedian (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
1960 - Kee Marcello, Swedish guitarist
1961 - Claudia Cummins, Clintwood Va, 4th of 5 siblings born on 2/20
1961 - Imogen Stubbs, Rothbury England, actress (Summer Story)
1961 - Steve Lundquist, US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1984)
1962 - Adam Schreiber, NFL center/guard (Atlanta Falcons, NY Giants)
1962 - Joel Ellis, rocker
1962 - Ria Coyne, Scranton Penn, comedienne (Betsy-Batman Forever)
1962 - Kenn Nesbitt, American children's author
1963 - Charles Barkley, Leads Ab, NBA forward (Phoenix, Rockets, Oly-gold-96)
1963 - Ian Brown, English rock vocalist (Stone Roses-Made of Stone)
1963 - William Baldwin, NY, actor (Backdraft, Sliver, Flatliners)
1963 - Marilisa Xenogiannakopoulou, Greek politician
1963 - Jon Lynn Christensen, former Nebraska Congressman
1964 - Christian Ruuttu, Lappeenranta FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland)
1964 - French Stewart, NM, actor (Harry Solomon-Third Rock From the Sun)
1964 - Jeffrey Allan Maggert, Columbia MO, PGA golfer (1993 Walt Disney)
1964 - Terry Ilous, rock vocalist (XYZ, Cannibal Jacket) [or Jun 28]
1964 - Rodney Rowland, American actor
1965 - Federica Moro, Carate Brianza Italy, Miss Italy (1982)
1966 - Britt Hager, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos, St Louis Rams)
1966 - Cecilia Cummins, Clintwood Va, 5th of 5 siblings born on 2/20
1966 - Cindy Crawford, Dekalb Ill, super model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit)
1966 - Dennis Allen Mitchell, Cherry Point NC, 100m/200m (Olympics-silver-96)
1966 - Derek Lilliquist, US baseball pitcher (Cleveland Indians, Atl Braves)
1967 - Andrew Shue, actor (Melrose Place)
1967 - Broderick Thomas, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minn, Cowboys)
1967 - Chris Singleton, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
1967 - Kurt Cobain, rock vocalist (Nirvana)/husband of Courtney Love
1967 - Kurt Knudsen, US baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
1967 - Lili Taylor, actress (Ransom, Short Cuts)
1967 - Rebekka Lynn Armstrong, Bakersfield Ca, playmate (Sep, 1986)
1967 - Theresa Luke, Vancouver BC, rower (Olympics-96)
1967 - Tom Waddle, NFL player (Chicago Bears/Cincinnati Bengals)
1967 - Katherine Soucie, American voice actress
1968 - Bennie Goods, CFL defensive tackle (Edmonton Eskimos)
1968 - Lorraine Olivia, Geneva Ill, playmate (Nov, 1990)
1968 - Ted Hankey, English darts player
1969 - Tommy Vardell, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions)
1969 - [Touchdown] Tommy Vardell, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns)
1969 - Vaginal Davis, American drag queen and performance artist
1969 - Gedo, Japanese professional wrestler
1970 - Bryan Robinson, defensive end (St Louis Rams)
1970 - Cheyenne Brando, Papeete Tahiti, daughter of Marlon
1970 - Jeff Robinson, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos, St Louis Rams)
1970 - Leo Stefan, Chelyabinsk Russia, hockey forward (Team Germany)
1971 - Jari Litmanen, soccer player (Ajax)
1971 - Shalanda Burt, US murderess
1971 - Shawn McKenzie, American programmer
1972 - Corinna Harney, Bremerhaven Germany, playmate (Aug, 1991)
1972 - K-OS, Canadian musician/rapper
1973 - Vladimir Iiic, WLAF defensive end (Barcelona Dragons, Rhein Fire)
1974 - Katerina Kroupova, Olomouc Czech, tennis star (1994 Futures-Sofia-BUL)
1974 - Ophelie Winter, French actress
1975 - Brendan Witt, Humboldt, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
1975 - Brian Littrell, singer (Backstreet Boys)
1975 - Ismael Kirui, Marakwet Kenya, 5k runner
1975 - Liván Hernández, Cuban baseball player
1976 - Rohan Gavaskar, Left-handed batsman, India ODI 2004 (son of Sunil Gavaskar)
1976 - Ed Graham, English drummer (The Darkness)
1976 - Gail Kim, Canadian professional wrestler
1977 - Sarah Ryan, Adelaide SA Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1977 - Stephon Marbury, NBA guard (Minn Timberwolves)
1977 - Veronica Ledesma, Miss Universe-Argentina (1996)
1977 - Bartosz Kizierowski, Polish swimmer
1977 - T.J. Slaughter, American football player
1977 - Amal Hijazi, Lebanese singer and model
1978 - Andrea Moody, Abbotsford BC, 4X100 swimmer (Olympics-96)
1978 - Lauren Ambrose, American actress
1978 - Jakki Degg, English glamour model/actress
1978 - Jay Hernandez, American actor
1978 - Julia Jentsch, German actress
1980 - Artur Boruc, Polish footballer
1980 - Imanol Harinordoquy, French rugby union footballer
1981 - Tony Hibbert, English footballer
1981 - Chris Thile, American musician
1982 - Jason Hirsh, American baseball player
1983 - Jose Morales, Puerto Rican baseball player
1983 - Justin Verlander, American baseball player
1985 - Ryan Sweeney, American baseball player
1985 - Yulia Volkova, Russian singer (t.A.T.u.)
1988 - Rihanna, Barbadian singer
1989 - Melanie Leishman, Canadian actress

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #264 on: February 20, 2013, 11:29:21 AM »
This Day in History for 20th February


Famous Deaths


                                             
Abolitionist Frederick Douglass (1895)         Chemist and Nobel                        US Admiral Chester Nimitz (1966)
                                                                Laureate Henri Moissan (1907)


702 - K'inich Kan B'alam II, king of the Maya state of Palenque (b. 635)
1054 - Yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies
1154 - Saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett
1171 - Conan IV, Duke of Brittany (b. 1138)
1194 - Tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies
1258 - Al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad
1408 - Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman (b. 1342)
1431 - Pope Martin V [Oddo Colonna] dies, (b. 1368)
1524 - Tecún Umán, last leader of the Quiché-Maya
1569 - Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician, dies at 50
1579 - Nicholas Bacon, English politician (b. 1509)
1595 - Ernst, archduke of Austria, dies at 41
1618 - Philip William, Prince of Orange (b. 1554)
1626 - John Dowland, composer, dies
1628 - Gregor Aichinger, German composer/organist, dies at about 63
1656 - James Ussher, Irish bible scholar/anglican archbishop, dies at 76
1667 - David ben Samuel Halevi, rabbi/author (Shulchan Aruch), dies
1707 - Aurangzeb, Mogul emperor of India (1658-1707), dies
1731 - Frederich Karl Erbach, composer, dies at 50
1737 - Elizabeth Rowe, poet, dies
1746 - Guillaume Coustou Sr, French sculptor (Mary Leszczynska), dies at 68
1762 - Tobias Mayer, German astronomer (b. 1723)
1771 - Jean Jacques d'Ortous de Mairan, French geophysicist (b. 1678)
1773 - Charles Emanuel I, King of Sardinia/Duke of Savoy (CE III), dies at 71
1778 - Laura Bassi, Italian scholar (b. 1711)
1786 - Johann Wolfgang Kleinknecht, composer, dies at 70
1788 - Gijsbert John van Hardenbroeck, Dutch regent (Utrecht), dies at 68
1790 - Joseph II, Emperor of Holy Roman empire, dies at 48
1803 - Marie Dumesnil, French actress (b. 1713)
1806 - Lachlan McIntosh, Scottish-born American military and political leader (b. 1725)
1809 - Johann Joseph Emmert, composer, dies at 76
1810 - Andreas Hofer, milt leader (fought Napoleon's France), executed at 42
1810 - Johann Friedrich Kranz, composer, dies at 57
1817 - Martin de Ron, composer, dies at 27
1845 - Pavel Ivanovich Dulgorukov, composer, dies at 57
1848 - [Willem] Alexander FCNM, prince of Neth/gen-maj, dies at 29
1851 - Josef Alois Ladurner, composer, dies at 81
1855 - Joseph Hume, social reformer, dies
1860 - Henry Drummond, English banker/religious leader, dies at 69
1871 - Paul Kane, Irish-born painter (b. 1810)
1892 - Hermann Kopp, German chemist (Law of Kopp), dies at 74
1893 - P.G.T. Beauregard, American Confederate general (b. 1818)
1895 - Frederick Douglass, escaped slave, anti-slavery leader, dies at 77
1904 - Gustav Adolf Heinze, composer, dies at 83
1905 - Jeremiah W. Farnham, American merchant captain
1907 - Henri Moissan [Ferdinand-Frederic-], chemist (Nobel 1906), dies at 54
1910 - Boetros Ghali, Egyptian premier, murdered
1911 - Alexander Alexandrovich Kopilov, composer, dies at 56
1911 - Peter Nicolai von Wilm, composer, dies at 76
1916 - Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Swedish politician (Nobel 1908), dies at 71
1920 - Robert E Peary, US pole explorer (North Pole, 6/4/1909), dies at 63
1936 - John Hope, president of Atlanta University, dies at 67
1936 - Max Schreck, German actor (b. 1879)
1937 - "Barlow" Carkeek, Aust cricket wicketkeeper (1912 series), dies
1941 - La Bolduc, French Canadian singer and songwriter (b. 1894)
1942 - Guido Gasperini, composer, dies at 76
1946 - Hugh Allen, musician, dies
1951 - Howard Brockway, composer, dies at 80
1958 - Thurston Hall, actor (Mr Schuyler-Topper), dies at 75
1959 - Ray McDonald, dancer, dies of barbituate overdose at 38
1960 - Leonard Woolley, archaeologist, dies
1961 - Otto E Huiswoud, [Frank Billings], editor (Negro Worker), dies at 67
1961 - Percy Aldridge Grainger, Australian/US composer/pianist, dies at 78
1962 - Halliwell Hobbes, dies at 64
1963 - Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian conductor (b. 1914)
1963 - Jacob Gade, Danish composer(b. 1879)
1964 - R T Stanyforth, English cricket wicketkeeper (South Africa 1927-28), dies
1965 - Fred Immler, German actor (b. 1880)
1966 - Chester W Nimitz, US admiral (WW II), dies at 80
1968 - Anthony Asquith, British director (Court Martial), dies at 65
1969 - Ernest Ansermet, Swiss conductor/composer, dies at 85
1969 - Jack Ingram, actor (Law of the West), dies of heart attack at 66
1970 - Albert Louis Wolff, composer, dies at 86
1970 - Sophie Treadwell, American playwright and journalist (b. 1885)
1972 - Herbert Menges, composer, dies at 69
1972 - Walter Winchell, writer/actor (Dondi, Love & Hisses), dies at 74
1973 - Brigitte Reimann, writer, dies at 39
1973 - Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian/US violinist, dies at 80
1973 - Maurice Dallimore, actor (Collector), dies at 60
1974 - David Monrad Johansen, composer, dies at 85
1975 - Edgar "Cookie" Fairchild, bandleader (Jerry Colonna Show), dies at 76
1975 - Lillian Fontaine, actress (Suddenly it's Spring), dies at 88
1975 - Robert Strauss, actor (Sgt Gruzewsky-Mona McCluskey), dies at 61
1976 - Kathryn Kuhlman, religious leader/faith healer, dies
1980 - Alice Longworth Roosevelt, youngest daughter of Theodore, dies at 96
1983 - James G Richardson, (Tim Cassidy-Sierra), dies at 37 in ski accident
1983 - Ray Vitte, actor (Doc, Cody-Quest), killed by police at 33
1983 - Fritz Köberle, Austrian-Brazilian physician (b. 1910)
1984 - Fikret Dzhamil Amirov, composer, dies at 61
1985 - Clarence Nash, voice (Donald Duck), dies at 80 of leukemia, in Calif
1986 - Francisco Paolo Mignone, composer, dies at 88
1986 - Jacobus G Rietkerk, Dutch foreign minister (VVD), dies at 58
1987 - Ivan Brkanovic, composer, dies at 80
1992 - Andrew Schenck, conducter, dies of melanoma at 51
1992 - Dick York, actor (Bewitched), dies of emphysema at 63
1992 - Joan Dixon, actress (Hot Lead, Bunco Squad, Gunplay), dies at 66
1992 - Roberto D'Aubuisson, El Salvadorian founder (ARENA), dies
1993 - Ferruccio Lamborghini, Italian auto-designer (Miura), dies
1994 - Derek Jarman, English director (Last of England), dies at 52
1994 - Manuel F "Garincha" dos Santos, soccer player (Brazil), dies at 49
1995 - John Humphreys Whitfield, italianist, dies at 88
1995 - Shlomo Averbach, Rabbi, buried in Jerusalem, 250,000 attend
1996 - Jeffrey Kindersley Quill, Test pilot, dies at 83
1996 - Michael Herford Wooller, TV/film producer, dies at 69
1996 - Toru Takemitsu, composer, dies at 65
1996 - Walter Charles Marshall, scientist, dies at 63
1996 - Solomon Asch, American psychologist (b. 1907)
1997 - Zachary Breaux, American jazz guitarist (b. 1960)
1999 - Sarah Kane, English playwright (b. 1971)
1999 - Gene Siskel, American film critic (b. 1946)
2000 - Anatoly Sobchak, Russian politician (b. 1937)
2001 - Rosemary DeCamp, American actress (b. 1910)
2003 - Maurice Blanchot, French author (b. 1907)
2003 - Orville Freeman, American politician (b. 1918)
2003 - Mushaf Ali Mir, Pakistani Chief of the Air Staff (b. 1947)
2003 - Harry Jacunski, American football player
2003 - Ty Longley, American guitarist (Great White) (b. 1971)
2005 - Sandra Dee, American actress (b. 1944)
2005 - John Raitt, American actor (b. 1917)
2005 - Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (b. 1937)
2005 - Tom Willmore, English geometer (b. 1919)
2005 - Pam Bricker, American jazz singer and Thievery Corporation vocalist (b. 1954)
2006 - Curt Gowdy, American sportscaster (b. 1919)
2006 - Lucjan Wolanowski, Polish journalist, writer and traveller (b. 1920)
2007 - F. Albert Cotton, American chemist (b. 1930)
2007 - Mike Awesome, Pro Wrestler (b. 1965)
2008 - Emily Perry, English Actress (b. 1907)
2008 - Larry Davis (criminal)
2009 - Larry H. Miller, American businessman and owner of the Utah Jazz (b. 1944)
2010 - Alexander Haig, American soldier and politician (b. 1924)
2012 - Renato Dulbecco, Italian-born American virologist and Nobel laureate, dies at 97

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #265 on: February 21, 2013, 06:36:03 AM »
This Day in History for 21th February


Historical Events


                                             
French National Heroine Joan of Arc         British Prime Minister                          Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
                                                                   William Gladstone

                           
37th US President Richard Nixon              Rocker/Beatle John Lennon


362 - Athanasius returns to Alexandria.
1173 - Pope Alexander III canonizes Thomas Becket Absp of Canterbury
1245 - Thomas, the first known Bishop of Finland, is granted resignation after having confessed to
           torture and forgery.
1431 - England begins trial against Joan of Arc
1440 - The Prussian Confederation is formed.
1564 - Philip II routes cardinal Granvelle to Franche-Comte
1574 - Spanish garrison of Middelburg Neth surrenders
1583 - Groningen Neth begins using Gregorian calendar
1598 - Boris Godunov crowned tsar
1613 - Michael Romanov, son of Patriarch of Moscow, elected Russian tsar
1673 - Michiel A de Ruyter appointed lt-admiral-general of Dutch fleet
1675 - Prince Willem III appointed viceroy of Gelderland
1764 - John Wilkes thrown out of Engl House of Commons for "Essay on Women"
1777 - English ambassador Joseph Yorke demands dismissal of Governor John de Graaff for saluting
           US flag
1782 - US congress resolves establishment of a US mint
1792 - Congress passes Pres Succession Act
1795 - Freedom of worship established in France under constitution
1797 - Trinidad, West Indies surrenders to British
1804 - 1st locomotive, Richard Trevithick's, runs for 1st time, in Wales
1828 - 1st American Indian newspaper in US, "Cherokee Phoenix," published
1842 - 1st known sewing machine patented in US, John Greenough, Wash DC
1846 - 1st US woman telegrapher, Sarah G Bagley, Lowell, Mass
1853 - US authorizes minting of $3 gold pieces
1857 - Congress outlaws foreign currency as legal tender in US
1857 - US issues flying eagle cents
1858 - Edwin T Holmes installs 1st electric burglar alarm (Boston, Mass)
1861 - Navaho indians elect Herrero Grande as chief
1862 - Confederate Constitution & presidency are declared permanent
1862 - Texas Rangers win Confederate victory at Battle of Val Verde, NM
1864 - -22] Battle at Okolona, Mississippi
1864 - 1st US Catholic parish church for blacks dedicated, Baltimore
1866 - Lucy B Hobbs (Taylor) becomes 1st US woman to earn a DDS degree
1874 - Benjamin Disraeli replaces William Gladstone as English premier
1874 - Oakland Daily Tribune begins publication
1878 - 1st telephone book issued, 50 subscribers (New Harbor, Connecticut)
1882 - NYC's 24 hour race begins, winner with most mileage in 24 hours
1883 - 2nd French government of Ferry begins
1885 - Washington Monument dedicated (Wash DC)
1887 - 1st US bacteriology laboratory opens (Brooklyn)
1887 - Oregon becomes 1st US state to make Labor Day a holiday
1895 - NC Legislature, adjourns for day to mark death of Frederick Douglass
1902 - Dr Harvey Cushing, 1st US brain surgeon, does his 1st brain operation
1903 - Cornerstone laid for US army war college, Washington, DC
1904 - National Ski Association forms in Ishpeming Mich
1907 - SS Berlin sinks off Hoek van Holland Neth (142 dead)
1909 - John Galsworthy's "Strife," premieres in London
1910 - John Galsworthy's "Justice," premieres in London
1911 - Gustav Mahler conducts his last concerto (Berceuse élégique)
1914 - White Wolf troops attack Zhanjiang China
1915 - 20th Russian Army corps surrenders
1915 - World's Fair in SF opens
1916 - Battle of Verdun in WW I begins (1 million casualties)
1917 - British Mendi sinks off Isle of Wight, 627 die
1917 - Train near Chirurcha Romania catches fire & explodes; 100s die
1918 - Australians chase Turkish troop out of Jericho, Dutch Palestine
1918 - The last Carolina parakeet dies in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo.
1919 - German National Meeting accepts Anschluss: incorporation of Austria
1919 - Revolutionary strike in Barcelona
1920 - Darius Milhaud & Jean Cocteau's ballet, premieres in Paris
1921 - Constituent Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Georgia adopts the country's first
           constitution.
1922 - Airship Rome explodes at Hampton Roads Virginia; 34 die
1922 - Great Britain grants Egypt independence
1922 - WHK-AM in Cleveland OH begins radio transmissions
1923 - Andre Charlot's musical "Rats," premieres in London
1925 - 1st issue of "New Yorker" magazine published
1925 - Mass meeting of SPD's Reichsbanner Black-Red-Gold in Magdeburg
1927 - Franz Lehr's opera "Zarewitsch," premieres
1930 - Marc Connelly's "Green Pastures," premieres in NYC
1931 - Alka Seltzer introduced
1931 - Chicago White Sox & NY Giants play 1st exhibition night game
1932 - Andre Tardieu becomes premier of France
1932 - Camera exposure meter patented, WN Goodwin
1934 - Nicaraguan patriot Augusto Cesar Sandino assassinated by Natl Guard
1937 - Initial flight of the first successful flying car, Waldo Waterman's Arrowbile.
1937 - The League of Nations bans foreign national "volunteers" in the Spanish Civil War.
1939 - Belgian government of Pierlot forms
1941 - Omar Bradley is promoted to the rank of brigadier general
1942 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Jane Vaughn
1942 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Bobby Specht
1943 - Dutch RC bishops protest against persecution of Jews
1943 - German offensive at Western Dorsalgebergte Tunisia
1944 - "War As It Happens" news show premieres on NBC TV (NYC only)
1945 - Archbishop De Jong calls for help with war casualties
1945 - British Army captures Goch
1945 - US 10th Armour division overthrows Orscholz line
1946 - Anti-British demonstrations in Egypt
1947 - 1st broadcast of 1st US TV soap opera "A Woman to Remember"
1947 - 1st instant developing camera demonstrated in NYC, by E H Land
1947 - Whipper Billy Watson beats Bill Longson, to become wrestling champ
1948 - NASCAR is incorporated.
1950 - WOI TV channel 5 in Ames-Des Moines, IA (ABC/PBS) begins broadcasting
1951 - SC House urges "Shoeless Joe" Jackson be reinstated
1952 - Bangladesh Martyrs Day (martyrs of Bengali Language Movement)
1952 - Dick Button performs 1st figure skating triple jump in competition
1953 - "Maggie" closes at National Theater NYC after 5 performances
1953 - F Crick & J Watson discover structure of DNA-molecule
1953 - Longest collegiate basketball game (6 OTs) Niagara beats Siena 88-81
1957 - Dodgers (Fort Worth) & Cubs (LA) "trade" minor league franchises
1958 - "Portotino" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 3 performances
1958 - Egypt-Syria as UAR elect Nasser president (99.9% vote)
1960 - Fay Crocker wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open
1961 - Friedrich Durrenmatt's "Die Physiker," premieres in Zurich
1961 - Gabon adopts constitution
1961 - Mercury-Atlas 2 reentry Test reaches 172 km
1962 - Minister De Pous confirms natural gas reserves in Groningen Neth
1963 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964 - UK flies 24,000 rolls of Beatle wallpaper to US
1966 - Indonesia's president Sukarno fires General Nasution
1968 - 150,000 demonstrate against leftist students in West-Berlin
1968 - Baseball announces a minimum annual salary of $10,000
1969 - 1st launching of heavy N-1 rocket at Baikonur Kazachstan (explodes)
1969 - Ted Williams signs 5-year contract to manage Wash Senators
1970 - Jackson 5 make TV debut on "American Bandstand"
1970 - Pathet Lao conquerors Xieng Khuang & Muong Suy
1971 - Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Sears Women's World Golf Classic
1971 - Series of tornadoes cuts through Miss & La killing 117
1971 - The Convention on Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna.
1972 - Michael Weller's "Moonchildren," premieres in NYC
1972 - Richard Nixon becomes 1st US president to visit China
1973 - Chicago Black Hawks, record 262nd NHL game without being shut-out
1973 - Israeli fighters shoot Libyan aircraft down, killing 108
1974 - Israeli forces leave western Suez
1974 - Silver hits record $5.96½ an ounce in London
1974 - Yugoslavia adopts constitution
1975 - John Lennon releases "Rock 'n' Roll" album
1975 - John Mitchell, HR Haldeman & John D Ehrlichman sentenced to 2½-8 yrs
1976 - "Rockabye Hamlet" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 7 perfs
1976 - Cardinal Willebrands installed as archbishop of Utrecht
1977 - 74 Unification Church couples wed in NYC
1979 - Japan launches Hakucho x-ray satellite & Corsa-B (550/580 km)
1979 - 2 Iowa girls HS basketball teams play 4 scoreless quarters game was won 4-2 in 4th overtime
           period
1980 - Eric Heiden skates Olympic record 1500m in 1:55.44
1980 - Hanni Wenzel is 1st Liechtensteiner to win Olymp gold (giant slalom)
1981 - "Yorkshire Ripper" Peter Sutcliffe, murderer of 13 women, captured
1981 - Charles Rocket clearly says "fuck" on Saturday Night Live
1981 - Japan launches Hinotori satellite to study solar flares (580/640 k)
1981 - NASA launches Comstar D-4
1982 - "Ain't Misbehavin'" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 1604 perfs
1982 - "Little Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 36 performances
1982 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Bent Tree Ladies Golf Classic
1983 - Donald Davis runs 1 mile backwards in 6 m 7.1 s
1983 - NBA San Diego Clippers begin a 29 game road losing streak
1985 - Evert van Benthem wins 13th Friese 11 city skateing race
1985 - Largest NBA crowd to date 44,970 (Atlanta at Detroit)
1985 - Tim Raines is awarded a $12 million salary for 1985 by arbitrator
1986 - AIDS patient Ryan White returns to classes at Western Middle School
1986 - Tennis star Jimmy Connors fined $20,000 & suspended for 10 weeks
1987 - Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Tsumura Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
1987 - Syrian army marches into Beirut
1988 - Gustafson skates world record 10km (13:48.20)
1988 - Televangelist Jimmy Swaggert confesses his sins to his congregation
1989 - Pete Rose meets with Commissioner Ueberroth to discuss his gambling
1989 - US bust Chinese ring, capture record 820 lbs heroin ($1B st value)
1989 - US capture record 820 lbs of heroin ($1 B street value)[dup]
1990 - 32nd Grammy Awards: Wind Beneath My Wings, Nick of Time wins
1991 - "Lost in Yonkers" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 780 perfs
1991 - Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers," premieres in NYC
1991 - USSR announces Iraq agrees to a proposal to end Persian Gulf War US calls the plan
           unacceptable
1992 - Kristi Yamaguchi of US wins Olympic gold medal in women's fig skating
1993 - 43rd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 135-132 (OT) at Salt Lake City
1993 - Sergei Bubka pole vaults world record indoor (6.15 m)
1995 - CFL's Sacramento Gold Miners become San Antonio Texans
1995 - RAF-pilot Jo Salter is 1st woman to fly in a tornado
1996 - Soyuz TM-23, launched into orbit
1997 - "Empire Strikes Back, special edition," premieres
1997 - STS 82 (Discovery 22) lands
1998 - Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
2004 - The first European political party organization, the European Greens, is established in Rome.
2007 - Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi resigns from office. His resignation is rejected by the
           President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano.
2012 - Yemen voters go to the polls for a presidential election where the only candidate on the ballot
           paper is vice-president Abd Rabbuh Mansur al-Hadi

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #266 on: February 21, 2013, 06:37:36 AM »
This Day in History for 21th February


Famous Weddings


1952 - Liz Taylor's 2nd marriage (Michael Wilding)
1988 - Actor Dudley Moore (53) weds actress Brogan Lane at the Little Chapel of the West in Las
           Vegas

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« Reply #267 on: February 21, 2013, 06:44:56 AM »
This Day in History for 21th February


Famous Birthdays


                                             
Zimbabwean President                             Actor Alan Rickman (1946)                Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt (1979)
Robert Mugabe (1924)


1417 - Louis IX, Duke of Bayern (University of Ingolstadt)
1484 - Joachim I Nestor, elector (Brandenburg, Constitution)
1556 - Sethus Calvisius, composer
1674 - Johann Augustin Kobelius, composer
1675 - Franz Xaver Josef von Unertl, Bavarian politician (d. 1750)
1684 - Justus van Effen, writer/founder (Holland Spectator)
1690 - Christoph Stoltzenberg, composer
1705 - Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke, British naval officer (d. 1781)
1710 - Willem van Haren, Frisian nobleman/poet (Human Life)
1721 - John McKinly, American physician (d. 1796)
1723 - Louis-Pierre Anquetil, French historian (d. 1808)
1728 - Peter III, Kiel Germany, Russian tsar (1762)/husband of Catherine
1730 - Charles L Fournier, Flemish writer/painter
1744 - Eise J Eisinga, Frisia, built planetarium Franeker
1776 - Vincenzo Lavigna, composer
1779 - Friedrich C von Savigny, German lawyer
1783 - Princess Catharina of Württemberg, Queen consort of Westphalia (d. 1835)
1785 - Karl A Varnhagen von Ense, German officer/author (Die Sterner)
1794 - Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, president of Mexico (1833-36)
1795 - Francisco Manuel da Silva, composer
1800 - John Henry Winder, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1865
1801 - Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda, composer
1801 - John Henry Newman, England, cardinal/author (Dream of Gerontius)
1802 - George Douglas Ramsey, Bvt Major general (Union Army), died in 1882
1805 - David Tod, US diplomat/(Gov-R-Ohio, 1861-63)
1814 - Nicolo Gabrielli, composer
1815 - Ernest Meissonier, French painter/sculptor
1817 - Jose Zorrilla y Moral, Vallodolid Spain, poet/dramatist (El rey Loco)
1821 - Charles Scribner, US, music publisher (Scribner Catalog)
1829 - Johnson Hagood, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1898
1831 - Eduard Rappoldi, composer
1836 - Clement-Philibert-Leo Delibes, composer
1836 - Emil Hartmann, composer
1844 - Charles-Marie Widor, Lyons France, composer/prof (Paris Conservatory)
1852 - [James] Burner Matthews, US playwright/critic (NY Times)
1855 - Alice Freeman Palmer, educator (Hall of Fame)
1856 - Hendrik P Berlage, architect (Stock exchange Amsterdam)
1857 - Jules de Trooz, baron/premier of Belgium (1907)
1860 - Karel Matěj Čapek-Chod, Czech journalist (d. 1927)
1860 - Goscombe John, Welsh sculptor (d. 1952)
1861 - Pierre Breville, composer
1865 - John Haden Badley, English school founder (d. 1967)
1867 - Otto Hermann Kahn, Banker, organized Metropolitan Opera Co
1875 - Jeanne Louise Calment, France, world's oldest woman (died at 122)
1876 - Constantin Brancusi, Romanian/French sculptor (Princesse X)
1876 - Pyotr Konchalovsky, Russian painter (d. 1956)
1877 - Jacob D du Toit [Totius], South African poet/theologist
1878 - Fritz Cortolezis, composer
1878 - The Mother, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1973)
1880 - Frank Orth, Phila Pa, actor (Boston Blackie, Brothers)
1880 - Waldemar Bonsels, German writer (d. 1952)
1881 - Savilly Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player
1883 - J M M "Mick" Commaille, cricketer (dual South African cricket/soccer rep)
1885 - Sacha Guitry, France, actor/playwright (Story of a Cheat)
1887 - Savielly [Xavier] G Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player
1888 - Florence Bates, TX, actress (Moon & Sixpence, Love Crazy, San Antonio)
1888 - Willem Banning, Dutch theologist/sociologist (Religious Build Up)
1888 - Clemence Dane, British novelist and playwright (d. 1965)
1889 - Felix Aylmer, actor (Anastasia, Hamlet, Iron Duke, Macbeth, St Joan)
1893 - Andres Segovia, Linares Spain, classical guitarist, (d. 1987)
1893 - Vsevolod Pudovkin, Soviet film director/theorist (Mother, Deserter)
1893 - Celia Lovsky, Russian-born actress (d. 1979)
1895 - Carl Peter Henrik Dam Danish biochemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1976)
1896 - Sylvain Poons, Dutch cabaret performer (Blue Jackets)
1897 - Celia Lovsky, Vienna Aus, actress (Airport, Harlow, T'Pau-Star Trek)
1898 - Vassily Vainonen, Russian ballet dancers/choreographer (Gayaneh)
1900 - Madeleine Renaud, French actress/theater director (Plaisir)
1900 - Sydney Arnold, English comic/actor (Miss Jones & Son)
1902 - Arthur D Nock, English/US historian (St Paul)
1902 - Bob [Hijman] Scholte, Dutch vocalist [or 1909]
1902 - John Smallenbroek, Dutch minister of Internal Affairs [or 1909]
1903 - Eric Fogg, composer
1903 - Madeleine Renaud, Paris France, actress (Helene, Longest Day)
1903 - Raymond Queneau, [M Presle], French author (Un Enfant a Dit)
1903 - Thomas Yawkey, baseball owner (Boston Red Sox)
1903 - Fairfax M. Cone, American advertising executive (d. 1977)
1903 - Anaïs Nin, French writer (d. 1977)
1904 - Armand Preud'homme, Flemish organist/poet
1907 - Wystan Hugh Auden, US, poet (Age of Anxiety-Pulitzer 1948)
1909 - George G F van Renesse, Dutch pianist/music director
1909 - Hans Erni, Switz, painter/sculptor
1909 - Helen O Dickens, [Henderson], US physician/gynaecologist
1910 - Douglas R S Bader, British pilot (WW II)
1910 - Carmine Galante, Italian-born gangster (d. 1979)
1910 - Eddie Waring, British sports commentator (d. 1986)
1912 - Arline Judge, actress (Girls in Chains, Mad Wednesday, Age of Consent)
1912 - Nikita Magaloff, Russian/Swiss pianist (Arkadia 598-Schubert)
1912 - Patrick Murphy, English multi-millionaire
1913 - Glenn M Anderson, (Rep-D-CA, 1969- )
1913 - Roger Laurent, Belgian racing driver (d. 1997)
1914 - Arnold S Denker, NY, US chess champion (1944-46)
1914 - Hermanus P "Piet" Mulder, Dutch journalist (Parool/VARA)
1915 - Ann Sheridan, Denton Texas, actress (Dodge City, Another World)
1915 - Godfrey Brown, England, 4 X 400m runner (Olympic-gold-1936)
1917 - Victor G M Marijnen, Dutch premier (1963-65)
1917 - Lucille Bremer, American actress (d. 1996)
1922 - Murray "the K" Kaufman, NYC DJ (5th Beatle)
1922 - Uros Krek, composer
1923 - Lola Flores, entertainer
1923 - Lucille Bremer, dancer/actress (Ruthless, Ziegfeld Follies)
1923 - Zvi Zeitlin, Dubrovnik Yugoslavia, violinist/prof (Eastman School)
1924 - Robert Mugabe, president (Zimbabwe, 1988- )
1925 - Al Fann, Cleve, actor (Alvin-He's the Mayor)
1925 - Jack Ramsay, NBA coach
1925 - Sam Peckinpah, Fresno CA, film director (Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs)
1926 - Hans Andreus, [Johan W van der Zant], Dutch poet (Animal Language)
1927 - Erma Bombeck, Dayton Ohio, humorist (Grass is Always Greener...)
1927 - Hubert de Givenchy, Beauvais France, fashion designer (Audrey Hepburn)
1927 - Pierre Mercure, composer
1929 - James Beck, English actor (d. 1973)
1930 - Elizabeth Adams, madame
1932 - Harald V, King of Norway (1991- )
1933 - Nina Simone, [Eunice Waymon], Tyron NC, vocalist/pianist (Porgy)
1934 - Rue McClanahan, Healdton Oklahoma, actress (Maude, Golden Girls)
1935 - Mark McManus, actor (Taggart, Nightstick, 2000 Weeks, 12th Night)
1935 - Jean Pelletier, French Canadian political operative
1936 - Barbara Jordan, Houston, Tx, (Rep-D-Tx, 1972-78)
1937 - Gary Lockwood, Van Nuys Cal, actor (2001, Survival Zone, Lieutenant)
1937 - Ron Clarke, Australia, runner (held 19 world records)
1938 - Beryl F Anthony Jr, (Rep-D-CA, 1979- )
1939 - Richard Beymer, Avoca IA, actor (West Side Story, Diary of Anne Frank)
1939 - Ron Nagle, rock producer (Riding with the King)
1940 - John Lewis, (Rep-D-Georgia)
1940 - Peter McEnery, England, actor (Game is Over, Moonspinners)
1940 - Peter Gethin, British racing driver
1941 - Charlie Shelburne, English earl/large landowner
1942 - Margarethe Von Trotta, Berlin Germany, actress/director (Marianne)
1943 - David Geffin, Brooklyn NY, record producer (Geffin, Asylum)
1943 - Duncan Swift, jazz pianist
1943 - Roberto Faenza, director (Cop Killers, Corrupt)
1944 - Herman de Coninck, Flemish writer/poet (Impossible Work)
1944 - Kitty Winn, Wash DC, actress (Beacon Hill)
1945 - Paul Newton, rock bassist
1945 - Sudhir Naik, cricketer (Indian Test batsman in 2 Tests 1974)
1946 - Alan Rickman, actor (Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Harry Potter)
1946 - Desmond Lewis, WI cricket batsman/keeper (avg 86.33 in 3 Tests)
1946 - Tricia Nixon Cox, Richard Milhaus' daughter (or 0202)
1946 - Tyne Daly, Madison Wisc, actress (Cagney & Lacey, Angel Unchained)
1946 - Anthony Daniels, British actor (Star Wars - C-3PO)
1946 - Bob Ryan, Boston sports columnist
1946 - Vito Rizzuto, Sicilian-born alleged mafia boss
1947 - Olympia J Snowe, (Rep-R-ME, 1979- )
1947 - Victor Sokolov, Russian journalist (d. 2006)
1948 - Larry Ragland, Richmond Va, comedian (Keep on Truckin')
1949 - Jerry Harrison, Milwaukee, rock keyboardist (Talking Heads)
1949 - Ronnie Hellström, Swedish footballer
1951 - John Parker, cricketer (NZ batsman of 70s)
1951 - Michael Cotten, rock synthesizer (Tubes)
1951 - Vince Welnick, rock keyboardist (Tubes)
1952 - Jean-Jacques Brunel, rock bassist (Stranglers-Dreamtime)
1953 - Christine Ebersole, Park Forest Ill, actress (SNL, Valerie, Tootsie)
1953 - William L Petersen, actor (Return to Lonesome Dove)
1954 - Ivo van Damme, Belgium, 800/1500m dash (Olympic-silver-1976)
1955 - Sir Steven Fayburgh, British diplomat
1956 - Woody Brown, Dayton Ohio, actor (Cliff-Facts of Life)
1958 - Alan Trammell, Garden Grove CA, infielder (Detroit Tigers)
1958 - Jack Coleman, Easton Pa, actor (Steven Carrington-Dynasty)
1958 - Jake Steinfeld, exercise expert (Body by Jake)
1958 - Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Princeton NJ, country vocalist (This Shirt)
1959 - José María Cano, Spanish musician
1960 - Steve Wynn, American singer (
1961 - Christopher Atkins, Rye NY, actor (Peter-Dallas, Blue Lagoon)
1961 - Ranking Roger, rock vocalist (English Beat-Drowning)
1961 - Yobes Ondieki, Kenya, 10K runner (world record)
1961 - Martha Hackett, American actress
1961 - Bertha Faye, American wrestler (d. 2001)
1962 - Vanessa Feltz, British television presenter
1962 - Chuck Palahniuk, American writer
1962 - David Foster Wallace, American writer
1963 - Greg Turner, Dunedin NZ, Australasia golfer
1963 - Michael Gostigian, Newtown Sq PA, pentathelete (Oly-16th-88, 92, 96)
1964 - Alana Soares, Redondo Beach Ca, playmate (Mar, 1983)
1964 - Mark E Kelly, Orange NJ, Lt USN/astronaut
1964 - Scott J Kelly, Orange NJ, Lt USN/astronaut
1964 - Willie Pless, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
1964 - Jane Tomlinson, British cancer campaigner (d. 2007)
1964 - Huw Higginson, British actor
1965 - Jayson Meyer, Regina Saskatchewan, hockey defenseman (Team Germany)
1965 - Keith Arthurton, cricketer (Charlestown, Nevis WI lefty bat)
1966 - Bronwen Booth, London, actress (Andy-One Life to Live, Eternal Evil)
1966 - Chris Donnels, US baseball infielder (Houston Astros)
1966 - Edie Boyer, St Paul Minn, discus thrower
1966 - Tommy Hendricks, rocker
1966 - Wendy James, London England, vocalist (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen)
1967 - Bas Roorda, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen, NEC) [or Feb 13]
1967 - Leroy Russel Burrell, Phila, long jumper (Olympics-96)
1967 - Patrick Lodewijks, Dutch soccer player (PSV, FC Groningen)
1968 - Pellom McDaniels, NFL defensive end (KC Chiefs)
1968 - Terry Allen, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings, Wash Redskins)
1969 - Dean Noel, CFL full back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1969 - Petra Kronberger, Austrian alpine skiier (Olympic-gold-1992)
1969 - James Dean Bradfield, Welsh musician
1969 - Tony Meola, American footballer
1969 - Eric Wilson, American musician
1970 - Javier De La Hoya, Mexican/US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
1970 - Marc Woodard, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
1970 - Michael Slater, cricketer (devastating Aust opening bat since 1993)
1970 - Patrick Pilloni, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
1970 - Will Moore, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots, Jacksonville Jaguars)
1971 - Arco Jochemsen, Dutch soccer player (SVDB, Vitesse)
1971 - Jeff Schmidt, US baseball pitcher (California Angels)
1971 - Jey Phillips, WLAF safety (Amsterdam Admirals)
1971 - Jose Solano, actor (Baywatch)
1971 - Terry Mickens, NFL wide reciever (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1971 - Randy Blythe, American musician
1972 - Karl DeWolf, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)
1972 - Seo Taiji, Korean musician
1973 - Brian Rolston, Flint, NHL left wing (Olympics-1994, NJ Devils)
1973 - Heri Joensen, Faroese musician
1973 - Bowie Tsang, Taiwanese singer and TV host
1974 - Alexei Lojkin, NHL forward (Belarus, Oly-98)
1974 - Rohsaan Griffin, Texas City Texas, 200m runner
1974 - Iván Campo, Spanish footballer
1974 - Roberto Heras, Spanish cyclist
1974 - Wish Bone, American rapper, (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
1975 - Scott Miller, Sydney NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-silver-96)
1975 - Troy Slaten, actor (Jerry-Parker Lewis Can't Lose)
1976 - Robin Confer, soccer forward (Olympics-96)
1976 - Ryan Smyth, Banff, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)
1977 - Steve Francis, American basketball player
1977 - Chad Hutchinson, baseball and football player
1977 - Kevin Rose, American television host and Internet entrepreneur
1978 - Park Eun-hye, South Korean actress
1978 - Kim Ha Neul, South Korean actress
1978 - Nicole Parker, American actress
1979 - Jennifer Love Hewitt, actress (Sarah Reeves-Party of Five)
1979 - Pascal Chimbonda, French footballer
1979 - Carly "Carlito" Colón, Puerto Rican professional wrestler
1979 - Lonnie Ford, American football player
1980 - Parthiva Sureshwaren, Indian racing driver
1980 - Brad Fast, Canadian ice hockey player
1980 - Jim Vandermeer, Canadian ice hockey player
1980 - Tiziano Ferro, Italian singer
1982 - Bernhard Auinger, Austrian racing driver
1982 - Chantal Claret, American musician
1983 - Braylon Edwards, American football player
1983 - Franklin Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player
1984 - Andrew Ellis, New Zealand rugby union player
1984 - David Odonkor, German footballer
1984 - Karina, Japanese model and actress
1985 - Bob Burton, American speedcuber
1985 - Georgios Samaras, Greek footballer
1986 - Amedeo, Belgium, son of princess Astrid/arch duke Lorenz
1986 - Charlotte Church, Welsh singer
1987 - Ellen Page, Canadian actress
1987 - Burgess Abernethy, Australian Actor
1987 - Ashley Greene, American model and actress
1989 - Corbin Bleu, American actor and singer
1989 - Kristin Herrera, American actress
1989 - Scout Taylor-Compton, American actress
1989 - Josh Walker, English footballer

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #268 on: February 21, 2013, 06:51:27 AM »
This Day in History for 21th February


Famous Deaths


                                             
The Warrior Pope                                       African American Activist                   Pathologist and Nobel Laureate
Pope Julius II (1513)                                         Malcolm X (1965)                                  Howard Florey (1968)


556 - Maximianus van Ravenna, bishop (Basilica S Stefano), dies
1437 - King James I of Scotland dies at 42
1471 - John of Rokycan, Czech Catholic archbishop
1513 - Julius II, [Giuliano dellea Rovere], Pope (1503-13), dies at 69
1554 - Hieronymus Bock, German doctor (founder of modern botany), dies
1595 - Robert Southwell, English Jesuit/poet, hanged
1624 - Dirck van Baburen, Dutch painter (Sepulture), dies at about 28
1648 - Christian IV, king of Denmark/Norway, dies
1653 - Adriaen Pauw, master of Heemstede/Dutch Grand Pensionary, dies at 71
1668 - John Thurloe, English Puritan spy (b. 1616)
1677 - [Benedictus] Baruch Spinoza, philosopher, dies at 44
1684 - Pieter van den Abeelen, Dutch medallist/jeweller, dies at about 75
1689 - Isaacus Vossius, Dutch [Isaac Vos], librarian, dies
1711 - Joan van Hoorn, gov-gen of Neth-Indies (1707-09), dies at 57
1715 - Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore, Governor of the Province of Maryland (b. 1637)
1730 - Benedict XIII, [Pietro F Orsini], Pope (1724-30), dies at 81
1788 - Johann Georg Palitzsch, German astronomer (b. 1723)
1790 - Johann Friedrich Kloffler, composer, dies at 64
1803 - Edward Despard, last person drawn & quartered in England
1821 - Georg Friedrich von Martens, German diplomat (b. 1756)
1824 - Eugène de Beauharnais, son of Napoleon's wife, Josephine (b. 1781)
1842 - Wojciech Zywny, composer, dies at 85
1846 - Emperor Ninko of Japan (b. 1800)
1862 - Justinus A C Kerner, German family doctor/poet/writer, dies at 75
1864 - Jeffery Forrest, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle
1872 - Pavel P Gagarin, Russian monarch/politician, dies at 82
1876 - Henry John Gauntlett, composer, dies at 70
1879 - Peter P van Bosse, Dutch liberal minister of Finance, dies at 69
1884 - John Pike Hullah, composer, dies at 71
1894 - Gustave Caillebotte, French shipbuilding designer/painter, dies at 45
1901 - George Francis FitzGerald, Irish mathematician (b. 1851)
1919 - Giovanni Bolzoni, composer, dies at 77
1919 - Habib Ullah Chan, emir of Afghanistam (1901-19), murdered at 46
1919 - Karl von Hohenzollern, Prince of Belgium, dies
1919 - Kurt Eisner, premier Bayern (soc), murdered at 51
1920 - Jacinta Marto, witness of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima (b. 1910)
1924 - Salvatore Auteri Manzocchi, composer, dies at 78
1925 - Alfred Baldwin Sloan, composer, dies at 52
1926 - Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1913), dies at 72
1938 - Albert Huybrechts, composer, dies at 39
1938 - George Ellery Hale, astronomer, dies
1941 - Frederick Banting, Canadian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
           (b. 1891)
1944 - Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian-born race car driver (b. 1873)
1945 - Eric Liddell, Scottish runner (Olympic-gold 1924), dies at 43
1946 - José Streel, Belgian World War II collaborator (b. 1911)
1948 - Frederick Archibald Lamond, composer, dies at 80
1949 - Ernest Walker, composer, dies at 78
1951 - Anton Roemer, Dutch actor (Gay Death), dies at 63
1956 - Edwin Franko Goldman, composer, dies at 78
1958 - Duncan Edwards, English footballer (b. 1936)
1961 - Blaise Cendrars, [Frederic Sauser-Hall], Switz, poet, dies at 73
1965 - Malcolm X, [Little], black Moslem leader, assassinated in NYC at 39
1966 - Paul Comtois, French Canadian politician (b. 1895)
1967 - Charles Beaumont, American writer (b. 1929)
1968 - Howard Florey, pharmacologist/Pathologist, Nobel Prize Laureate, dies at 69
1969 - Jose de Capriles, Mexican-born US Olympic fencer, dies
1971 - Adolph Weiss, composer, dies at 79
1972 - Bronislava Nijinska, Polish-Russian ballet dancer (b. 1891)
1972 - Eugène Tisserant, French Catholic candinal (b. 1884)
1974 - Tim Horton, Canadian hockey player (b. 1930)
1976 - Florence Ballard, rocker (Supremes), dies at 32
1976 - Frieda Inescort, Scottish actress (Meet Corliss Archer), dies at 74
1978 - Mieczysław Żywczyński, Polish historian and priest (b. 1901)
1979 - Glendon Gibbs, cricketer (Test Cricket WI v Australia 1955), dies
1979 - Ray Whitley, composer, dies
1980 - Chester H Lauck, actor (2 Weeks to Live, Goin' to Town), dies at 78
1982 - Murray the K, American impresario and disc jockey (b. 1922)
1984 - Michail A Sholochov, Russian writer (Ocean Don, Nobel 1965), dies
1985 - Eric Herfst, Dutch cabaret performer (Floris), dies at 47
1985 - Ina Claire, actress/comedienne (3 Bdwy Girls), dies of stroke at 89
1985 - Louis Hayward, actor (Lone Wolf, Survivors), dies of lung cancer at 75
1986 - Shigechiyo Izumi, Japanese sugarcane farmer, once thought to be the world's oldest man
           ever but now disputed (b. 1865)
1986 - Helen Hooven Santmyer, American writer (b. 1895)
1989 - Alex Thépot, French footballer (b. 1906)
1991 - Margot Fonteyn, ballerina (1st lady of British Ballet), dies at 71
1991 - Roger Swaybill, actor/writer (Porky's II, Breaking Point), dies at 47
1992 - Eva A Jessye, US singer/actress (Eva Jessye Choir), dies at 97
1992 - Franc Holden, British astronomer (Binary Stars), dies
1992 - Jane Pickens Langley Hoving, singer, dies at 83
1992 - William S Magginetti, dies at 98
1993 - Ferrucci Lamborghini, car maker (Lamborghini), dies at 76
1994 - Frederick Edward Nicklin, architect, dies at 68
1994 - William Elgin Swinton, child Psychiatrist, dies at 54
1995 - Robert Bolt, Brit playwright (Doctor Zhivago, Bounty), dies at 70
1996 - Horace Leonard Gold, sF writer/editor, dies at 81
1996 - Jean Burroughs, educationalist, dies at 67
1996 - Morton Gould, composer, dies at 82
1996 - Terence Edward Armstrong, polar geographer, dies at 75
1997 - Kenneth Rowntree, painter, dies at 81
1997 - Michael Hollings, catholic priest/crusader, dies at 75
1999 - Wilmer David Mizell, baseball player (b. 1930)
1999 - Gertrude B. Elion, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b.
           1918)
2000 - Antonio Díaz-Miguel, Spanish basketball coach (b. 1933)
2002 - Harold Furth, Austrian-born physicist (b. 1939)
2002 - John Thaw, English actor (b. 1942)
2003 - Eddie Thomson, Scottish football player and coach (b. 1947)
2004 - Guido Molinari, Canadian artist (b. 1933)
2004 - John Charles, Welsh footballer (b. 1931)
2005 - Ara Berberian, American opera singer (b. 1930)
2005 - Gérard Bessette, Quebec novelist and poet (b. 1920)
2005 - Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Cuban novelist (b. 1929)
2005 - Eugene Scott, American religious broadcaster (b. 1929)
2008 - Sunny Lowry, First British woman to swim the English Channel (b. 1911)
2008 - Ben Chapman, American actor (b. 1928)
2011 - Bernard Nathanson, American abortionist turned pro-life activist (b. 1926)
2012 - Baron Hooson [Hugh Emlyn], British politician and peer, dies at 86
2012 - Colin Ireland, British 'Gay Slayer' serial killer, dies at 57
2012 - Pierre Juneau, Canadian film and broadcast executive, dies at 89
2012 - John Michuki, Kenyan politician, dies from heart attack at 79
2012 - Barney Rosset, American publisher and free speech advocate, dies at 89
2012 - Eiko Ishioka, Japanese Costume designer, dies from pancreatic cancer at 74

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #269 on: February 22, 2013, 09:05:54 AM »
This Day in History for 22nd February


Historical Events


                                             
Naturalist Charles Darwin                           Writer/Poet Oscar Wilde                   30th US President Calvin Coolidge

                                   
32nd US President                                Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley        Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love
Franklin Roosevelt


896 - Pope Formosa crowned king Arnulf of Karinthie/French emperor
1071 - Battle of Cassel-Robert I the Frisian defeats Arnulf III/I
1281 - Simon de Brion elected Pope Martinus IV
1288 - Girolamo Masci elected Pope Nicolas IV
1300 - Pope Boniface VIII delegates degree
1349 - Jews are expelled from Zurich Switzerland
1495 - French King Charles VIII enters Naples to claim crown
1561 - William of Orange appointed viceroy of Burgundy/Charolais
1630 - Indians introduce pilgrims to popcorn, at Thanksgiving
1632 - Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published.
1656 - New Amsterdam granted a Jewish burial site
1744 - Battle at Toulon: English-French & Spanish fleet
1746 - French troops conquer Brussels
1746 - Jakobijnse troops vacate Aberdeen
1774 - English House of Lords rules authors do not have perpetual copyright
1775 - 1st US joint stock company (to make cloth) offers shares at 10 cents
1775 - Jews expelled from outskirts of Warsaw Poland
1784 - 1st US ship to trade with China, "Empress of China," sails from NY
1797 - Last Invasion of Britain: 1797 The Last Invasion of Britain by the French, begins near
          Fishguard, Wales.
1819 - Spain renounces claims to Oregon Country, Florida (Adams-Onís Treaty)
1821 - Spain sells (east) Florida to United States for $5 million
1825 - Russia & Britain establish Alaska-Canada boundary
1828 - Russia & Persia sign Peace of Turkmantsjai
1835 - HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leave Valdivia Chile
1836 - Dutch garrison evacuates fort Du Bus New Guinea
1847 - Battle of Buena Vista: US troops beat Mexican army
1854 - 1st meeting of Republican Party (Michigan)
1856 - 1st national meeting of Republican Party (Pittsburgh)
1858 - Dion Boucicault's "Jessie Brown," premieres in NYC
1860 - Organized baseball played in SF for 1st time
1860 - Shoe-making workers of Lynn Ms, strike successfully for higher wages
1861 - On a bet Edward Weston leaves Boston to walk to Lincoln's inauguration
1864 - -27] Battle at Dalton Georgia
1864 - 2nd/last day of Battle of Okolona, MS
1864 - Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek (Sparta) Tennessee
1865 - Battle of Wilmington, NC (Fort Anderson) occupied by Federals
1865 - Tennessee adopts a new constitution abolishing slavery
1872 - 1st national convention of Prohibition Party (Columbus Ohio)
1876 - Johns Hopkins University opens
1878 - Greenback Labor Party forms (Toledo Ohio)
1879 - 1st 5 cent & 10 cent store opened by Frank W Woolworth (Utica NY)
1882 - With 120 miles James Saunders wins NYC's 24 hour race & $100 prize
1882 - The Serbian kingdom is refounded.
1887 - Union Labor Party organized in Cincinnati
1888 - John Reid of Scotland demonstrates golf to Americans (Yonkers NY)
1889 - US President Cleveland signs bill to admit Dakotas, Montana & Washington state to the union
1892 - "Lady Windermere's Fan" by Oscar Wilde premieres at St James (London)
1892 - Manitoba Rugby Football Union forms
1898 - Black postmaster lynched, his wife & 3 daughters shot in Lake City SC
1900 - Battle at Wynne's Hill, South-Africa (Boers vs British army)
1900 - Hawaii became a US territory
1903 - Due to drought the US side of Niagara Falls runs short of water
1904 - The United Kingdom sells a meteorological station on the South Orkney Islands to Argentina,
           the islands are subsequently claimed by the United Kingdom in 1908.
1906 - Black evangelist William J Seymour arrives in LA Calif
1907 - 1st cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London
1907 - Leonid N Andreyev's "Zhizn Cheloveka," premieres in St Petersburg
1909 - Great White Fleet, 1st US fleet to circle the globe, returns to Va
1912 - J Vedrines makes 1st airplane flight over 100 mph-161.29 kph
1913 - Lowell HS, SF opens (on it's 1st campus)
1915 - Germany begins "unrestricted" submarine war
1917 - German Navy torpedoes 7 Dutch ships
1918 - Germany claims Baltic states, Finland & Ukraine from Russia
1920 - 1st artificial rabbit used at a dog race track (Emeryville California)
1922 - Congress authorizes Grant Memorial $1 gold coin
1923 - 1st successful chinchilla farm in US (LA California)
1923 - Transcontinental airmail service begins
1924 - 1st presidential radio address (Calvin Coolidge)
1927 - ARC soccer team forms in Alphen on the Rhine
1927 - Baruch Spinosa's house of mourning opened as a museum
1928 - 1st solo England to Australia flight lands (Bert Hinkler)
1932 - Purple Heart award reinstituted
1933 - Goering forms SA/SS-police, shoots 40-50
1934 - "It Happened One Night," opens at NY's Radio City Music Hall
1935 - Airplanes are no longer permitted to fly over the White House
1936 - Construction on Ypenburg Neth airport begins
1939 - Netherlands recognizes Franco-regime in Spain
1940 - Finnish troops vacate Koivisto island
1940 - German air force sinks 2 German destroyers, killing 578
1941 - Arthur T "Bomber" Harris becomes British Air Marshal
1941 - German assault on El Agheila Libya
1941 - IG Farben decides building Buna-Werke in Auschwitz Concentration Camp
1941 - Nazi SS begin rounding up Jews of Amsterdam
1941 - Paul Creston's 1st Symphony, premieres
1941 - Roy Harris' "Ballad of a Railroad Man," premieres
1942 - World War II: President Franklin Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the
           Philippines as American defenses collapse
1943 - Members of White Rose are executed in Nazi Germany.
1944 - US 8th Air Force bombs Enschede, Arnhem & Nijmegen by mistake/800+ die
1945 - Arab League froms (Cairo)
1945 - British troops take Ramree Island, Burma
1945 - Canadian 3rd Division occupies Moyland
1948 - Arabs bomb attack in Jerusalem, 50 die
1950 - Brockway & Weinstock publish "Men of Music" (rev ed)
1955 - British aircraft carrier Ark Royal sets sail
1956 - 1st British soccer match at Kunstlicht: Portsmouth vs Newcastle United
1956 - Elvis Presley's 1st hit in Billboard's top 10: "Heartbreak Hotel"
1957 - Jockey Ted Atkinson, 3,500th win
1957 - Walter O'Malley says Dodgers may play 10 exhibitions in California in 1958
1958 - "Portotino" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 3 performances
1958 - Australian swimmer Jon Konrads sets 6 world records in 2 days
1958 - Egypt & Syria form United Arab Republic (UAR)
1958 - Indonesian air force bombs Padang, Sumatra/Menado, Celebes
1959 - 1st Daytona 500 auto race-Lee Petty wins (135.521 MPH)
1962 - Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record with 34 free throw attempts
1963 - Beatles begin their own music publishing company (Northern Songs)
1964 - Beatles arrive back in England after their 1st US visit
1965 - USSR launches Kosmos 57 into earth orbit (Voskhod Test)
1966 - Soviets launch Kosmos 110 with Veterok & Ugolek, 1st 2-dog crew
1967 - Barbara Garson's "MacBird," premieres in NYC
1967 - Sling-shot goal post & 6' wide border around field are standard in NFL
1967 - 25,000 US & S Vietnamese troops launched Operation Junction City, offensive to smash Viet
          Cong stronghold near Cambodian border
1968 - Rock group Genesis release their 1st record "Silent Sun"
1969 - Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st female jockey to win at a major US track
1970 - "Charles Aznavour" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 23 perfs
1971 - Lt Gen Hafiz al-Assad becomes President of Syria
1972 - Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani becomes Amir & Prime Minister of Qatar
1972 - President Nixon, meets with Chinese Premier Chou En-Lai in Beijing
1973 - US & China agree to establish liaison offices in Beijing & Wash DC
1974 - Ethiopian police shoot at demonstrators
1976 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
1978 - 2 tankers with propane gas explode killing 15 at Waverly, Tenn
1979 - Billy Martin named manager of Oakland A's
1979 - Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's Primate & Cat Building is dedicated
1979 - St Lucia gains independence from Britain
1980 - Afghanistan declares martial law
1980 - USA beats USSR in Olympic hockey 4-3 en route to a gold medal
1981 - Amy Alcott wins LPGA Bent Tree Ladies Golf Classic
1982 - NYC Mayor Koch announces he will run for NY governor (unsuccessful)
1983 - Harold Washington wins Chicago's Democratic mayoral primary
1983 - Hindus kill 3000 Moslems in Assam, India
1983 - Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 1500m free style swimming record
1984 - Brothers Anton & Peter Stastny score 8 pts each for NHL Quebec
1986 - Start of the People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
1987 - Bruno Marie-Rose runs world record 200m indoor (20.36 sec)
1988 - Bonnie Blair skates world record 500m (39.10 sec)
1989 - Fins ministry of Public health installs sex vacation to thwart stress
1989 - NY Lotto pays $26.9 million to one winner (#s are 1-5-12-19-44-50)
1989 - UK physicist Stephen Hawking calls Star Wars a "deliberate fraud"
1989 - US authors demonstrate against Iranian death treats against Salman Rushdee, author of
           "Satanic Rituals"
1989 - 31st Grammy Awards: Don't Worry Be Happy, Faith, Tracy Chapman
1989 - 1st Spanish commercial on network TV (Pepsi-Cola-CBS Grammy Award)
1990 - 1st day India v NZ cricket at Auckland NZ 5-78 at lunch, 9-387 stumps
1991 - Bush & US Gulf War allies give Iraq 24 hrs to begin Kuwait withdrawal
1991 - Kelli McCarty, 21, (Kansas), crowned 40th Miss USA
1991 - Test Cricket debut of Sanath Jayasuriya, vs NZ at Hamilton
1992 - "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" closes at Music Box NYC
1992 - Barry Diller resigns as CEO of Fox
1992 - Lisa Walters wins LPGA Itoki Hawaiian Ladies Open Golf Tournament
1992 - Rockers Kurt Corbin (Nirvana) & Courtney Love (Hole), wed
1993 - Vinod Kambli scores 224 v England at Bombay, 411 balls, 23 fours
1994 - "Les Miserables," opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya
1995 - Algiers police kill at least 99 prison rioters
1995 - Steve Fossett completes 1st air balloon over Pacific Ocean (9600 km)
1996 - "Bus Stop" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 29 performances
1996 - Actress Halle Berry files for divorce from David Justice
1996 - STS 75 (Columbia 19), launches into orbit
1997 - Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Cup Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Open
1998 - "King & I," closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 781 performances
1998 - 18th Winter Olympic games close at Nagano Japan
2002 - Angolan political and rebel leader Jonas Savimbi is killed in a military ambush.
2006 - At least six men stage Britain's biggest robbery ever, stealing £53m (about $92.5 million or
          78€ million) from a Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent.
2011 - An earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude strikes Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 181
          people
2012 - Train crash in Buenos Aires, Argentina, kills 50 and injures hundreds