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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #285 on: February 25, 2013, 11:27:40 AM »
This Day in History for 25th February


Famous Deaths


                         
Architect Christopher Wren (1723)           Playwright Tennessee Williams (1983)


779 - Walburgis, Anglo-Saxon abbess/saint (Walpurgis Night), dies
1246 - Dafydd ap Llywelyn, King of Gwynedd
1247 - Hendrik IV, duke of Limburg/earl of Bergen (1226-47), dies
1495 - Djem Sultan, son of Turkish sultan Mehmed II, dies at 35
1522 - William Lilye, English classical scholar
1536 - Berthold Haller, German-born reformer (b. 1492)
1553 - Hirate Masahide, Japanese diplomat and tutor of Oda Nobunaga (suicide) (b. 1492)
1558 - Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Portugal and France (b. 1498)
1601 - Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, executed for treason against Elizabeth
1602 - Everard van Reyd, Dutch historian, dies at about 51
1634 - Albrecht WE baron von Wallenstein, German duke, murdered at 50
1634 - Van Friedland/Mecklenburg, general-admiral, dies at 50
1643 - Marco da Gagliano, Italian opera composer, dies at 60
1655 - Daniel Heinsius, Flemish scholar (b. 1580)
1682 - Alessandro Stradella, Italian violist/composer, murdered at 37
1713 - Frederik I, King of Prussia (1701-13), dies at 55
1715 - Pu Songling, Chinese writer (b. 1640)
1719 - Giovanni Maria Casini, composer, dies at 66
1723 - Christopher Wren, England, astronomer/architect, dies at 90
1756 - Eliza Haywood, English actress and writer (b. 1693)
1798 - Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (b. 1716)
1805 - Thomas Pownall, British colonial statesman (b. 1722)
1826 - Piotr A von der Pahlen, military governor of St Petersburg, dies at 60
1850 - Daoguang, Emperor of China (b. 1782)
1851 - Ferdinand Simon Gassner, composer, dies at 53
1852 - Thomas Moore, writer (Utopia), dies
1860 - Chauncey Allen Goodrich, American clergyman, educator, and lexicographer (b. 1790)
1865 - Otto Ludwig, German writer (Zwischen Himmel und Erde), dies at 47
1894 - James Morrison Steele Mackaye, US actor/author/director, dies at 51
1899 - Paul Julius von Reuter, founder of the news agency (Reuters), dies
1901 - Jose Rogel, composer, dies at 71
1902 - Carl Ignaz Franz Umlauf, composer, dies at 77
1906 - Anton Stepanovich Arensky, Russian composer/conductor c t, dies at 44
1912 - Guillaume IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (b. 1852)
1914 - John Tenniel, British illustrator (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 93
1915 - George Mimot, physician (Nobel-1934), dies
1919 - Josef Christiaens, Belgian racing driver (b. 1879)
1920 - Aloys, Liechtenstein nobleman/politician, dies at 73
1922 - Henri-Desire Landru, French sex murderer, guillotined at 52
1925 - Pedro Miguel Marques y Garcia, composer, dies at 81
1934 - Daniel Protheroe, composer, dies at 67
1934 - John J McGraw, manager (NY Giants), dies at 60
1942 - Leo Ascher, composer, dies at 61
1945 - Mário de Andrade, Brazilian writer and photographer (b. 1893)
1947 - Friedrich Paschen, German physicist, dies at 82
1950 - George Minot, American physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1885)
1953 - Jesus Garcia Leoz, composer, dies at 49
1955 - Marij Kogoj, composer, dies at 59
1957 - Kurt von Wolfurt, composer, dies at 76
1957 - Mark Aldanov, [Mark A Landau], Russian/French chemist, dies at 70
1960 - Everhardus J van Romondt, Dutch Antillean minister, dies at 51
1962 - Wilhelm Pessler, German sociologist, dies at 81
1964 - Alexander Archipenko, sculptor, dies
1964 - Grace Metalious, American writer (b. 1924)
1966 - James D. Norris, American sports businessman (b. 1906)
1967 - John Griggs, actor (Joey Bishop Show), dies at 57
1968 - Camille Huysmans, Belgian premier (1946-47), dies at 96
1969 - Jan Zajic, Czech student, self incinerates
1970 - Mark Rothko, abstract expressionist (Green on Blue), dies at 66
1971 - Theodor Svedberg, Swedish chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1884)
1975 - Elijah Muhammad, leader of Nation of Islam, dies in Chicago at 78
1978 - Daniel "Chappie" James Jr, retired Air Force general, dies at 58
1982 - J K Irani, cricket wicketkeeper (2 Tests for India 1947-48), dies
1983 - John Cowles Sr, US publisher, dies at 84
1983 - Tennessee Williams, US playwright and writer (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 71
1987 - James Coco, actor (Joe-Dumplings), dies at 58
1988 - Amapola Del Vando, actress (Cowboy), dies at 78
1990 - Deborra Hampton, actress (Crossroads, 2 of a Kind), dies at 30
1992 - Guy Deghy, actor (Matter of Who, 1 Eyed Soldiers), dies at 79
1992 - John E Allen Jr, actor (1 2 3), dies
1992 - Ollie O'Toole, dies after long illness at 79
1993 - Eddie Constantine, actor (Alphaville, License to Kill), dies at 75
1993 - Jan D Boeke, Dutch organist/conductor, dies
1993 - Jean G H "Sjeng" Tans, Dutch PM (social dem, 1965-69), dies
1993 - Toy Caldwell, country musician (Marshall Tucker Band), dies at 45
1993 - Mary Walter, Filipino actress (b. 1912)
1994 - Baruch Goldstein, physician/murderer (53 in mosque), lynched at 42
1994 - Hugh Tayfield, cricketer (170 wickets for S Afr in 37 Tests), dies
1994 - Jersey Joe Walcott, boxer, dies at 80
1994 - Wladyslaw Sila Lawyer Adviser to Solidarity-Nowicki, dies at 80
1994 - Yann Piat, French MP (FN/PR), murdered at 44
1995 - Jack Clayton, British director (Great Gatsby), dies at 73
1995 - Oh Jin Woo, Korean minister of defense, dies
1995 - Terence Weil, cellist/teacher, dies at 73
1996 - Haing S Ngor, doctor/actor (Killing Fields), dies at 45
1996 - Marion Farouk Political scientist-Sluglett, dies at 59
1996 - Vehbi Koc, indistrialist/philanthropist, dies at 94
1997 - Andrei Donatovich Sinyavsky, writer/critic, dies at 71
1997 - Tony Williams, jazz drummer (Miles Davis), dies at 51
1998 - Luigi Veronesi, Italian abstract artist (Campo Grafico), dies at 90
1998 - Umberto Mastroianni, Italian sculptor, dies at 87
1998 - Celestine Tate Harrington, a quadriplegic street musician and writer.
1999 - Glenn T. Seaborg, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)
2001 - Sir Donald Bradman, Australian cricketer (b. 1908)
2003 - Tom O'Higgins, Irish Chief Justice (b. 1916)
2003 - Alberto Sordi, Italian actor (b. 1920)
2004 - Donald Hings, Canadian inventor (b. 1907)
2005 - Peter Benenson, English founder of Amnesty International (b. 1921)
2006 - Darren McGavin, American actor (b. 1922)
2006 - Charlie Wayman, English footballer (b. 1922)
2007 - William R. Anderson, CO USS Nautilus submarine, US Congressman (b. 1921)
2007 - Mark Spoelstra, American singer/songwriter (b. 1940)
2008 - Ashley Cooper, Australian race car driver (b. 1980)
2008 - Hans Raj Khanna, Judge of the Supreme Court of India (b. 1912)
2008 - Static Major, American singer (b. 1974)
2009 - Ivan Cameron, son of David Cameron UK politician
2010 - İhsan Doğramacı, Turkish academic and the founder of YÖK (d. 1915)
2012 - Lynn Compton, American jurist and commissioned officer, dies from heart attack at 90
2012 - Red Holloway [James], American jazz tenor saxophonist, dies from stroke and kidney failure
           at 84

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #286 on: February 26, 2013, 01:48:56 PM »
This Day in History for 26th February


Historical Events


                                             
Comedian Charlie Chaplin                       30th US President Calvin Coolidge              Baseball Great Babe Ruth

                                             
British war time Prime Minister                      First Secretary of the                        King of Pop Michael Jackson
Winston Churchill                                 Communist Party of the Soviet Union
                                                                         Nikita Khrushchev

                              
Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan          Talk show host Oprah Winfrey


747 BC - Epoch (origin) of Ptolemy's Nabonassar Era.
364 - Valentinian I is proclaimed Roman Emperor.
1266 - Battle of Benevento fought in Southern Italy between Manfred of Sicily and army of Charles of
           Anjou
1534 - Pope Paul II affirms George van Egmond as bishop of Utrecht
1590 - Mauritius of Nassaus sails to Breda
1616 - Spanish Inquisition delivers injunction to Galileo
1732 - 1st mass celebrated in 1st American Catholic church, St Joseph's, Philadelphia
1773 - Construction authorized for Walnut St jail (Phila) (1st solitary)
1794 - Christiansborg Castle, Copenhagen burns down.
1797 - Bank of England issues 1st £1-note
1804 - Vice-admiral William Bligh ends siege of Fort Amsterdam, Willemstad
1815 - Napoleon & 1,200 leave Elba to start 100-day re-conquest of France
1832 - Polish constitution abolished/replaced by Czar Nicholas I
1834 - 1st US interstate crime compact (NY-NJ) ratified
1839 - Jem Mason on Lottery wins 1st Grand National Steeplechase (Britain)
1848 - 2nd French Republic proclaimed
1848 - Marx & Engels publish "Communist Manifesto"
1852 - British frigate Birkenhead sinks off South Africa-458 die
1859 - Paul Morphy's chess match vs Augustus Mongredien begins; Morphy wins
1862 - Battle of Woodburn, KY
1863 - Lincoln signs National Currency Act
1866 - New York Legislature forms NYC Metropolitan Board of Health
1869 - 15th Amendment guaranteeing right to vote sent to states
1869 - Franz Schubert's "4th Tragic," premieres
1870 - 1st NYC subway line opens (pneumatic powered)
1881 - -27] Natal: British troops under gen-major Colley occupy Majuba Hill
1881 - SS Ceylon begins 1st round-the-world cruise from Liverpool
1884 - British & Portuguese treaty signed in Congo by Leopold II
1885 - Congress of Berlin, gives Congo to Belgium & Nigeria to England
1887 - George Lohmann took 1st 8-wkt haul in Test Crickets, 8-35 at SCG
1891 - 1st buffalo purchased for Golden Gate Park
1891 - Henrik Ibsens "Hedda Gabler," premieres in Oslo
1893 - 2 Clydesdale horses set record by pulling 48 tons on a sledge, Mich
1893 - Einar Halvorsen skates world record 500m (48 sec)
1895 - Michael Owens of Toledo, Ohio patents a glass-blowing machine
1907 - Royal Oil & Shell merge to form British Petroleum (BP)
1907 - US Congress raised their own salaries to $7500
1912 - Coal miners strike in England (settle on 03/01)
1914 - New York Museum of Science & Industry incorporated
1914 - HMHS Britannic, sister to the Titanic, is launched at Harland & Wolff, Belfast.
1915 - Malancourt, Argonnen (1st (German) flame-thrower
1916 - Germans sink French transport ship Provence II, killing 930
1916 - Mutual signs Charlie Chaplin to a film contract
1916 - Russian troops conquer Kermansjah Persia
1917 - 1st Annual fair at Utrecht Harbor (Netherlands)
1918 - Stands at Hong Kong Jockey Club collapse & burn, killing 604
1919 - Acadia National Park forms (as Lafayette N P), Maine
1919 - Congress forms Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona
1923 - Italian nationalist & fascists merge (blue-shirts & black-shirts)
1924 - Trial against Hitler in Munich begins
1925 - Jihad-Saint war against Turkish government
1926 - Dark Street in the Bronx renamed Lustre Street
1929 - Pres Calvin Coolidge establishes Grand Teton National Park
1930 - "Green Pastures" opens at Mansfield Theater
1930 - 1st red & green traffic lights installed (Manhattan NYC)
1930 - West Indies make 1st Test Cricket win, by 289 runs over England
1933 - Golden Gate Bridge ground-breaking ceremony held at Crissy Field
1933 - Marinus van der Lubbe kept overnight in a police cell
1935 - Germany begin Luftwaffe operation, under Reichsmarshall H Goering
1935 - NY Yankees release Babe Ruth, he signs with Boston Braves
1935 - RADAR-Radio Detection & Ranging 1st demonstrated (Robert Watson-Watt)
1935 - The Luftwaffe is re-formed.
1936 - Hitler introduces Ferdinand Porsche's "Volkswagen"
1936 - Military coup in Japan
1937 - C Isherwood/WH Auden's "Ascent of F6," premieres in London
1938 - 1st passenger ship equipped with radar
1938 - Rie Van Veen swims world record 200m free style (2:24.6)
1938 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer
1938 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
1940 - US Air Defense Command forms at Mitchel Field, LI, NY
1941 - 2 fighters unable to continued slugfest, referee declares double KO
1941 - Cowboys' Amateur Association of America organized (California)
1941 - Utrecht & Zaandam strike against raid on Jews
1941 - Vichy-France makes religious education in school mandatory
1942 - German battle cruiser Gneisenau deactivated by bomb
1942 - Radio Orange calls for March 1 day of prayer in Dutch Indies
1942 - WW II Navy flier Don Mason sends message "Sighted sub sank same"
1942 - Werner Heisenberger informs nazis about uranium project "Wunderwaffen"
1943 - German assault moves to Beja North Tunisia
1944 - 1st female US navy captain, Sue Dauser of nurse corps, appointed
1945 - Very heavy bombing on Berlin by 8th US Air Force
1946 - 2 killed & 10 wounded in race riot in Columbia Tenn
1949 - USAF plane began 1st nonstop around-the-world flight
1950 - Leonard Bernstein's "Age of Anxiety," premieres in NYC
1951 - Bread rationing in Czechoslovakia
1952 - Neth-Indonesian Unity conference
1952 - PM Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb
1953 - Allen W Dulles, promoted from deputy to 5th director of CIA
1954 - 1st typesetting machine (photo engraving) used, Quincy Mass
1954 - Michigan rep Ruth Thompson (R) introduces legislation to ban mailing "obscene, lewd,
           lascivious or filthy" phonograph (rock & roll) records
1955 - "Peter Pan" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 149 performances
1955 - 1st aviator to bail out at supersonic speed-GF Smith
1956 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
1956 - Writers Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes meet at a party in Cambridge
1960 - Soviet premier Khrushchev voices support for Indonesia
1960 - USA's David Jenkins wins Olympic Gold for men's figure skating
1960 - Verne Gagne beats Doctor X in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ
1962 - Arthur Kopit's "Oh, Dad, Poor Dad . . .," premieres in NYC
1962 - US Supreme court disallows race separation on public transportation
1962 - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 67 points vs NY
1965 - Dutch government of Marijnen falls
1965 - West Germany ceases military aid to Tanzania
1966 - KBIM TV channel 10 in Roswell, NM (CBS) begins broadcasting
1967 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1967 - Verne Gagne beats Mad Dog Vachon in St Paul, to become NWA champ
1968 - Clandestine Radio Voice of Iraqi People (Communist) final transmission
1970 - "Georgy" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 4 performances
1970 - Beatles release "Beatles Again" aka "Hey Jude" album
1971 - Secretary-General U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth
           Day.
1972 - Dam break in WV kills 107
1972 - Slag heap dam collapses above Buffalo Creek WV, kills 125
1973 - Triple Crown horse Secretariat bought for a record $5.7m
1974 - Gold hits record $188 an ounce in Paris
1975 - "Night... Made America Famous" opens at Barrymore NYC for 75 perfs
1975 - 1st televised kidney transplant (Today Show)
1976 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 - 1st flight of Space Shuttle (atop a Boeing 747)
1978 - Ira Levin's "Deathtrap," premieres in NYC
1978 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
1979 - Last total eclipse of Sun in 20th century for continental US
1980 - Egypt & Israel exchange ambassadors for 1st time
1980 - Milt coup under Desi Bouterse in Suriname
1980 - R Hadlee scores Test Cricket century v Roberts, Garner, Holding, Croft
1981 - 3 Anglican missionaries detained in Iran since Aug 1980 are released
1981 - 84 penalties (406 mins) assessed for a brawl between NHL Minn & Bost
1981 - French Train Grande Vitesse averages 380 kph on trial run
1982 - Test Cricket debut of Martin Crowe, v Australia Wellington, run out 9
1983 - Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 37 weeks
1983 - Shortwave pirate Radio USA (Wellsville, NY) begins transmission
1984 - Last US marines in multinatl peacekeeping force in Lebanon left Beirut
1984 - Rev Jesse Jackson acknowledges that he called NYC, "Hymietown"
1984 - Robert Penn Warren, Pulitzer Prize winner, named 1st US poet laureate
1985 - 27th Grammy Awards: Whats Love Got to Do With It, Cyndi Lauper wins
1986 - Evert van Benthem wins 14th Frisian 11-Cities skating race (6:55:16)
1986 - People Power Revolution in the Philippines.
1987 - 1st release of Beatles compact discs
1987 - NASA launches GEOS-H
1987 - NBA's Michael Jordan's 58 points is a Chicago Bull record
1987 - Tower Commission probes Iran-Contra affair
1987 - USSR resumes nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1987 - Wash blocks 20 Indiana shots tying NBA regulation game record
1988 - Christa Rotherburger (GDR) skates ladies world record 1000m (1:17.65)
1989 - "Jerome Robbins' Broadway" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 634 perfs
1989 - Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open/Helene Curtis Pro-Am
1989 - Lowest barometric pressure in Netherlands (95.5 hPa)
1989 - NY Yankees announce that Tom Seaver is their new TV sportscaster
1989 - California court throws out most of Margo Adams's $12 million breach-of- contract suit
           against Red Sox third baseman Wade Boggs
1990 - USSR agrees to withdraw all 73,500 troops from Czech by July, 1991
1990 - The Sandinistas are defeated in Nicaraguan elections.
1991 - Asanka Gurusinha scores twin Test Cricket tons v NZ (119 & 102)
1991 - Bill Veeck & Tony Lazzeri elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1991 - Kuwaiti resistance leaders declare they have control of their capital
1991 - NY-NJ Knights (WLAF) players 1st come together
1992 - "Search & Destroy" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 46 perfs
1992 - Irish Supreme Court rules 14 year old rape victim may get an abortion
1993 - 2nd tallest building in world, NYC World Trade Center bombed, 7 die
1993 - 9th Soap Opera Digest Awards
1993 - Allan Border beats Gavaskar's record for most Test Cricket runs 10,123
1994 - St Louis Blues beat Ottawa Senators 11-1
1995 - London finance house of Barings collapse after losses in Singapore by trader Nick Leeson
1997 - 39th Grammy Awards: Change the World Babyface, Beck & LeAnn Rimes wins
1998 - Oprah Winfrey beats Texas cattlemen in beef trial
1998 - Steven M Gluckstern completes sale of NY Islanders
1998 - Total solar eclipse in Venezuela-Pacific Ocean (4m09)
2001 - The Taliban destroy two giant Buddha statues in Bamyan, Afghanistan.
2004 - Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski is killed in a plane crash near Mostar, Bosnia and
           Herzegovina.
2004 - The United States lifts a ban on travel to Libya, ending travel restrictions to the nation that
           had lasted for 23 years.
2005 - Hosni Mubarak the president of Egypt orders the constitution changed to allow multi-
           candidate presidential elections before September 2005 by asking Egyptian parliament to
           amend Article 76 of the constitution.
2012 - The film The Artist wins five Academy Awards and becomes the first silent film to win since
           1927
2012 - Bus plunges off a cliff in Shanxi, China causing 15 deaths
2012 - Train derailment kills 3 and injures 45 in Burlington, Ontario

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #287 on: February 26, 2013, 01:52:37 PM »
This Day in History for 26th February


Famous Weddings


1984 - Pak Awang (84) marries 80th spouse
1994 - Actor Dolph Lundgren (34) weds Anette Qviberg in Stockholm
2009 - Supermodel Gisele Bundchen (32) weds NFL New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady
           (35) at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica
2011 - Musician Cisco Adler (32) weds model Barbara Stoyanoff (30) at Wayfarers Chapel in Palos
           Verdes

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #288 on: February 26, 2013, 02:50:05 PM »
This Day in History for 26th February


Famous Birthdays


                                             
Author Victor Hugo (1802)                           Clothing Designer                         Country Singer Johnny Cash (1932)
                                                                    Levi Strauss (1829)


1361 - Wenceslas of Bohemia, Holy Roman Catholic German emperor (1378-1400)
1587 - Stefano Landi, Italian composer (d. 1639)
1588 - Nicolaus Erich, composer
1671 - Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, English politician and philosopher (d. 1713)
1672 - Antoine Augustine Calmet, French theologian (d. 1757)
1675 - Johann Philipp Treiber, composer
1677 - Nicola Fago, composer
1714 - James Hervey, English clergyman and writer (d. 1758)
1717 - John Randall, composer
1720 - Gian Francesco Albani, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1803)
1746 - Archduchess Marie Amalie of Austria, duchess of Piacenza (d. 1806)
1770 - Antoine Reicha, composer
1772 - Caspar Furstenau, composer
1799 - Émile Clapeyron, French engineer and physicist (d. 1864)
1802 - Victor Hugo, France, author (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables)
1808 - Honoré Daumier, French painter, illustrator, and sculptor (d. 1879)
1808 - Nathan Kelley, American architect, active mainly in Ohio, (d.1871)
1814 - Charles Joseph Sainte-Claire Deville, French geologist (d. 1876)
1824 - Carlos Calvo, Argentine diplomat/people rights scholar (Calvo Clause)
1825 - Hans Balatka, composer
1829 - Levi Strauss, German-born clothing designer (d. 1902)
1831 - Filippo Marchetti, composer
1832 - John George Nicolay, US, author (Abe Lincoln's biographer)
1834 - Aleksander Zarzycki, composer
1835 - Richard Andree, German geography/etnologist (Andree's Handatlas)
1837 - Charles Woeste, Belgian count/min of Justice
1838 - Wendelin Weissheimer, composer
1841 - Evelyn Baring earl Cromer, English consul-general (Egypt)
1842 - Camille Flammarion, Mars researcher & popularizer of astronomy
1845 - Aleksander Rozycki, composer
1845 - Alexander III, St Petersburg, Russian tsar (1881-94) (3/10 NS)
1846 - William F "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Davenport Iowa, killed 4000 buffaloes
1852 - John Harvey Kellogg, surgeon, inspired flaked cereal industry
1857 - Emile Coué, French pharmacist (recovery by auto suggestion)
1858 - Vladimir Serbsky, Russian psychiatrist (d. 1917)
1861 - Ferdinand I, Vienna, 1st tsar of modern Bulgaria (1908-18)
1866 - Herbert Henry Dow, pioneer in US chemical industry (Dow Chemical)
1867 - Siegfried Passarge, German geographer (Cameroon/So Afr/America)
1868 - Leonard Borwick, British(?) pianist
1869 - Nadezjda K Krupskaja, Russian revolutionary/wife of Lenin
1873 - Ewoud van Everdingen, Dutch meteorologist
1874 - Carl Vogler, composer
1875 - Emma Dunn, actress (Dr Monica, Dr Kildare's Strange Case, Hideaway)
1875 - Richard Wetz, composer
1876 - Agustin P Justo y Rolon, pres Argentina (1931-38)
1876 - Pauline Musters, smallest man (1'11.2" (58.9 cm))
1877 - Carel S Adama van Scheltema, Dutch poet/writer (socialism)
1877 - Russell Alexander, composer
1879 - Frank Bridge, English violinist/composer/conductor/tutor of B Britten
1882 - Walter Lucht, German artillery general (WW I/WW II)
1882 - Husband E. Kimmel, American admiral (d. 1968)
1883 - Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetism)
1884 - Christina A A [Dina] Koudijs-van Appeldoorn, pianist/composer
1884 - Dina Appeldoorn, composer
1884 - Hildo Krop, Dutch modernistic sculptor
1885 - Lili Green, [Alice Sally Mary], Neth/Eng dancer
1885 - Aleksandras Stulginskis, President of Lithuania (d. 1969)
1887 - Benegal Narsing Rau, India, pres of UN Security Council (1950)
1887 - Grover Cleveland Alexander, HOF baseball pitcher (Phillies, Cubs)
1887 - William Frawley, American actor (d. 1966)
1887 - Stefan Grabinski, Polish writer (d. 1936)
1891 - Alan Bridge, PA, actor (North of Arizona, Badmen of the Hills)
1893 - Ivor A "I A" Richards, English poet/critic (Meaning of Meaning) [NS]
1893 - William Frawley, Iowa, actor (Fred Mertz-I Love Lucy, Bub-My 3 Sons)
1896 - Andrei A Zjdanov, Russian politician (against kosmopolitism)
1896 - Eduard Flipse, Dutch conductor/composer
1898 - Julien de Valckenaere, Flemish writer
1899 - Max Petitpierre, member of the Swiss Federal Council (d. 1994)
1900 - Jean Negulesco, Craiova Romania, director (Johnny Belinda, Jessica)
1902 - Rudolf Moralt, German conductor (Vienna Philharmonic)
1902 - Vercors, [Jean Bruller], French writer (Le Silence de la Mer)
1903 - Giulio Natta, Italian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
1906 - Madeleine Carroll, England, actress (39 Steps, Secret Agent)
1906 - Nikos Ghika, artist
1907 - Dub Taylor, American actor (d. 1994)
1908 - Tex Avery, American cartoonist (d. 1980)
1908 - Leela Majumdar, Bengali writer (d. 2007)
1908 - Jean-Pierre Wimille, French race car driver (d. 1949)
1909 - Phyllis Fanny Primrose-Pechey Cradock, TV Chef
1909 - King Talal of Jordan (d. 1972)
1911 - Josef Smrkovsky, Czechoslovakia MP chairman
1911 - Tarō Okamoto, Japanese avant-garde artist (d. 1996)
1913 - George G Barker, English poet (Calamiterror, Anno Domini)
1913 - Hermann Lenz, writer
1914 - Robert Alda, NYC, actor (Dan Lewis-Supertrain, By Popular Demand)
1914 - Witold Rowicki, composer
1915 - Elisabeth Eybers, South Afr/Dutch poetess (That Woman & Other Verses)
1915 - Pran Nath Chhuttani, physician/teacher
1916 - Mordecai Seter, composer
1916 - Ross Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman 1936-37, died in WW II)
1917 - Robert Taft Jr, (Sen-R-Oh)
1918 - Edwin Charles "Preacher" Roe, baseball pitcher (Bkln Dodgers)
1918 - Otis R Bowen, US Sec of Health & Human Services (1985-89)
1918 - Theodore [Hamilton] Sturgeon, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar)
1919 - Beppie Nooij, actress/director (Bluejackets-Rooie Sien)
1919 - Luc-Andre Marcel, composer
1919 - Mason Adams, NYC, actor (Charlie Hume-Lou Grant, Deadliest Season)
1920 - A W [Rie] Kuiper-Mastenbroek, Neth, swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1936)
1920 - Antony Kearey, TV producer
1920 - Tony Randall, [Leonard Rosenberg], Tulsa Ok, actor (Felix-Odd Couple)
1920 - Danny Gardella, American baseball player (d. 2005)
1920 - Lucjan Wolanowski, Polish journalist, writer and traveller (d. 2006)
1921 - Betty Hutton, Battle Creek Mich, actress (Greatest Show on Earth)
1922 - Bill Johnston, cricket pace bowler (mighty Australian lefty post-war)
1922 - Margaret Leighton, Birmingham England, actress (Astonished Heart)
1924 - Mark Bucci, NYC, composer (1959 Arts & Letters Award)
1924 - Noboru Takeshita, Japanese PM (1987-89)
1925 - Everton Weekes, West Indian cricket player
1925 - Frank Henry Copplestone, TV executive
1925 - James Moody, US, jazz saxophonist/orchestra leader
1926 - Arsene Souffriau, composer
1926 - Cynthia Stone, Peoria Ill, actress (That Wonderful Guy, Ad Libbers)
1926 - Konstantin P Feoktistov, Voronezh, cosmonaut (Voskhod 1)
1927 - Donald Gramm, Milwaukee Wisconsin, bass-baritone
1927 - Tom Kennedy, Louisville KY, quiz host (You Don't Say, Name That Tune)
1928 - Aldonis Kalnins, composer
1928 - Anatoli Vassilyevich Filipchenko, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 16)
1928 - Antione "Fats" Domino, NO LA, rhythm & blues pianist (Blueberry Hill)
1928 - Everton Weekes, cricketer (one of the 3 W's)
1928 - Monique Leyrac, French Canadian singer and actress
1930 - Lazar Berman, Leningrad Russia, pianist (Budapest 3rd place-1956)
1931 - Francisco Kroepfl, composer
1931 - Robert D Novak, Joliet Ill, news reporter (CNN-Evans & Novak)
1931 - Ally MacLeod, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 2004)
1932 - Johnny Cash, Kingsland Ark, country singer (I Hear the Train Coming)
1933 - Godfrey Cambridge, NYC, actor (Cotton comes to Harlem)
1933 - James Goldsmith, Paris France, corporate raider (Referendum Party)
1934 - Ron Gaunt, cricketer (Australian fast bowler late 50s early 60s)
1934 - Robert Novak, American political columnist
1936 - Eduard Ivanovich Buinovski, cosmonaut
1936 - Manmohan Desai, filmmaker
1937 - Hagood Hardy, Canadian musician and composer (d. 1997)
1938 - Jack Knight, Somerville Miss, actor (Mr Shamley-James at 15)
1938 - Evagoras Pallikarides, Cypriot freedom fighter (d. 1957)
1939 - Josephine Tewson, English actress
1941 - Keith Thomson, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests NZ v India 1968)
1941 - Tony Ray-Jones, British photographer (d. 1972)
1942 - Adriaan van Dis, author/TV-host (Nathan Sid, In Africa)
1942 - Joop van den Ende, director (Alsmeer Studio)
1943 - Bill Duke, actor (Bird on a Wire, Predator)
1943 - Bob "Bear" Hite, California, vocalist (Canned Heat-Going Up the Country)
1943 - Bob van Reeth, Flemish architect
1943 - Paul Cotton, LA California, rocker (Poco)
1943 - Dante Ferretti, Italian art director and costume designer
1944 - Marilyn Michaels, comedienne (ABC Comedy Hour)
1945 - Mitch Ryder, rocker (& Detroit Wheels-Devil With the Blue Dress)
1945 - Peter Brock, Australian motorsports champion (d. 2006)
1945 - Giannis Ioannidis, Greek basketball coach and politician
1946 - Bobby "Bingo" Smith, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1946 - Phyllis Eisenstein, US, sci-fi author (Sorcerer's Son, Born to Exile)
1946 - Ahmed H. Zewail, Egyptian chemist, Nobel laureate
1947 - Sandie Shaw [Sandra Goodrich], Dagenham, Essex, English rocker (Girl Don't Come)
1948 - Priscilla Lopez, Bronx NY, actress (In the Beginning, Kay O'Brien)
1949 - Emma Kirkby, British(?) soprano
1949 - Elizabeth George, American novelist
1950 - Jonathan Cain, Chicago, rock guitarist/keyboardist (Journey, Babys)
1953 - Bree Walker, news anchor (WNBC TV, KNBC TV)
1953 - Michael Bolton, Ct, rock vocalist (That's What Love Is All About)
1954 - John Bolger, actor (Capt Gabe McNamara-Another World)
1954 - Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey
1955 - Rupert Keegan, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England, Formula One racing car driver
1956 - Keisuke Kuwata, Japanese singer
1957 - Connie Carpenter-Phinney, Madison Wisc, 79k cyclist (Oly-gold-1984)
1957 - Keena Rothhammer, US, 800 m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1972)
1957 - David Muldrow Beasley, American politician
1958 - Jeff Fithian, actor (Trevor Nash-Please Don't Eat the Daisies)
1958 - Joe Fithian, actor (Tracey Nash-Please Don't Eat the Daisies)
1958 - Susan J Helms, Charlotte NC, Mjr USAF/Astronaut (STS 54, 64, 78)
1958 - Karen Berger, American comic book editor
1958 - Michel Houellebecq, French novelist
1958 - Greg Germann, American actor
1959 - Rolando Blackman, American basketball player
1960 - Jaz Coleman, British musician
1961 - Sophie Winter, actress (She's a Good Fighter)
1962 - Sheila Cornell, Encino Fla, softball infielder (Olympics-gold-96)
1964 - Mark Dacascos, American actor and martial artist
1965 - Alison Armitage, London England, actress (Acapulco HEAT)
1965 - Brittany York, London England, playmate (Oct, 1990)
1965 - Donald Narcisse, CFL receiver (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1965 - Matt Jackson, Birmingham Mich, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Payless)
1966 - Jennifer Grant, actress (Celeste-Beverly Hills 90210)
1966 - Wesley Walls, NFL tight end (Carolina Panthers, SF 49ers, NO Saints)
1966 - Najwa Karam, Lebanese singer
1967 - David Howard, Sarasota FL, infielder (KC Royals)
1967 - Roman Fortin, NFL center (Atlanta Falcons)
1967 - Scott Service, US baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
1967 - Currie Graham, Canadian actor
1968 - Brendan Rogers, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
1968 - Chris Green, NFL safety (Buffalo Bills)
1968 - J T Snow, Long Beach CA, infielder (NY Yankees, California Angels)
1968 - Leif Rohlin, Vasteras Swe, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
1968 - René Groen, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
1968 - Tim Commerford, American bass player (Rage Against the Machine)
1969 - Brandon Wilson, US baseball infielder (Chicago White Sox)
1969 - Hitoshi Sakimoto, Japanese composer
1970 - Ben Maruquin, Ventura California, field hockey sweeper (Olympics-96)
1970 - Katie O'Neill, LA California, actress (Together We Stand)
1970 - Meeno Peluce, Amsterdam Netherlands, actor (Bad News Bears)
1970 - Radka Zrubakova, Czech, tennis star
1970 - Sasha Danilovic, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
1971 - Erykah Badu, singer
1971 - Rick Lyle, defensive end/defensive tackle (NY Jets)
1971 - Max Martin, Swedish composer and producer
1971 - Hélène Ségara, French singer
1972 - Clint McDaniel, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings)
1972 - Scott Turner, NFL cornerback/safety (Washington Redskins)
1973 - Jenny Thompson, Danvers Mass, 400m freestyle (Olympics-gold-92, 96)
1973 - Marshall Faulk, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
1973 - Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Norwegian retired footballer
1974 - Ron Fox, soccer player (Willem II)
1974 - Sébastien Loeb, French rally driver
1975 - Cindy Werley, Allentown PA, field hockey forward/midfielder (Oly-96)
1975 - Mike Wilson, Brampton, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
1976 - Froso Spyrou, Miss Universe-Cyprus (1996)
1976 - Nikolaos Siranidis, Greek diver
1976 - Chad Urmston, American musician
1977 - Tim Thomas, NBA forward (Phila 76ers)
1977 - Greg Rikaart, American actor
1977 - Josh Towers, Major League Baseball player
1977 - Shane Williams, Welsh International Rugby Player
1978 - Abdoulaye Diagne-Faye, Senegalese footballer
1978 - Marc Hynes, British racing driver
1978 - John Tartaglia, Broadway performer and "Muppeteer"
1979 - Mariano Bainotti, Argentine racing driver
1979 - Pedro Mendes, Portuguese footballer
1979 - Corinne Bailey Rae, English singer
1979 - Shalim Ortiz, Puerto Rican singer/actor
1980 - Alex Fong, Hong Kong singer
1980 - Gary Majewski, Major League Baseball player
1981 - Kertus Davis, American NASCAR driver
1981 - Johnathan Wendel, American professional video gamer
1982 - Song Hye Kyo, South Korean model and actress
1983 - Kara Monaco, American model
1984 - Emmanuel Adebayor, Togolese footballer
1984 - Natalia Lafourcade, Mexican singer
1985 - Alexandria Hilfiger, American actress, daughter of Tommy Hilfiger
1986 - Makelele, Brazilian footballer
1986 - Crystal Kay, Japanese singer
1986 - Teresa Palmer, Australian model and actress
1987 - Juliet Simms, Guitarist and vocals for the band Automatic Loveletter
1993 - Taylor Dooley, American actress
1994 - Creason Carbo Moss, daughter of US actor Ronn Moss

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #289 on: February 26, 2013, 02:53:07 PM »
This Day in History for 26th February


Famous Deaths


1076 - Godfried III, with the Hump, duke of Neth-Lutherian, murdered
1154 - Rogier II Guiscard, King of Sicily (1101-54), dies at 60
1200 - Symeon, former Serbian ruler and saint
1266 - Manfred, bastard son of Emperor Frederik II/king of Sicily, dies at the Battle of Benevento
1324 - Dino Compagni, Italian silk seller/poet/chronicler, dies
1360 - Roger Mortimer, 2nd Earl of March, English military leader (b. 1328)
1538 - Worp van Thabor, Frisian abbott of Thabor (Chronicon Frisiae), dies
1552 - Heinrich Faber, German composer
1561 - Jorge de Montemayor, Spanish writer
1577 - Erik XIV Wasa, King of Sweden (1560-69), dies at 43
1608 - John Still, English bishop
1630 - William Brade, composer, dies
1686 - Godefroi L Comte d'Estrades, French diplomat/marshal, dies at about 78
1723 - Thomas d'Urfey, English writer (b. 1653)
1726 - Maximilian II M Emanuel, elect of Bavaria/governor of Netherlands, dies
1766 - August Bernhard Valentin Herbing, composer, dies at 30
1770 - Francois Hanot, composer, dies at 72
1770 - Giuseppe Tartini, Italian composer/violinist, dies at 77
1802 - Esek Hopkins, American Revolutionary War admiral (b. 1718)
1810 - Johann Ernst Rembt, composer, dies at 60
1813 - Robert R Livingston, US diplomat (Decl of Independence), dies at 66
1815 - Prince Josias of Coburg, Austrian general (b. 1737)
1821 - Joseph de Maistre, Savoyard diplomat and writer (b. 1753)
1823 - John P Kemble, English actor/director (Covent Garden), dies at 66
1827 - David Moritz Michael, composer, dies at 75
1857 - Ole Andreas Lindeman, composer, dies at 88
1859 - Ferdinand Lukas Schubert, composer, dies at 64
1864 - Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, French Canadian politician (b. 1807)
1870 - Wyatt Outlaw, black leader of Union League in NC, lynched
1871 - Charles Niellon, Belgian brigade general, dies at 76
1883 - Alexandros Koumoundouros, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1817)
1889 - Karl Davydov, Russian cellist (b. 1838)
1901 - Chi-hsui, during Boxer Rebellion in China, beheaded
1901 - Hsu Cheng-yu, during Boxer Rebellion in China, beheaded
1903 - Richard J Gatling, US inventor (Gatling Gun), dies at 84
1906 - Manuel Fernandez Caballero, composer, dies at 70
1913 - Felix Draeseke, composer, dies at 77
1920 - Ludwig Rubiner, writer, dies at 38
1921 - Carl Menger, Austrian economist, dies at 81
1926 - Frederik Pijper, Dut vicar/church historian (Monasteries), dies at 67
1926 - Peter Erasmus Lange-Muller, composer, dies at 75
1930 - Raffaele Merry del Val, Spanish Cardinal, dies at 64
1931 - Otto Wallach, German chemist (Nobel 1910), dies at 83
1933 - Antonio Nicolau, Spanish composer/conductor, dies at 74
1933 - Princess Thyra, daughter of Christian IX of Denmark (b. 1853)
1941 - Jan Keizer, Zaanse February striker, shot to death
1943 - Theodor Eicke, Nazi official (b. 1892)
1947 - Ben Webster, actor (Old Curiosity Shop), dies at 82
1947 - Heinrich Häberlin, Swiss politician, member of the Federal Council (b. 1868)
1950 - Harry Lauder (Maclennan), Scottish comic/singer, dies at about 75
1953 - Elisabeth "Ilse" Kuyper, Dutch/US (opera)composer, dies
1954 - William R Inge, English theologist/philosopher, dies at 93
1956 - Herman Courtens, Belgian baron/painter, dies at 72
1959 - Lou Costello, actor (Abbott & Costello), dies at 52
1960 - Aleksandar Belic, Swedish linguist, dies at 83
1961 - Karl Albiker, German sculptor (Problem of the Plastic), dies at 83
1961 - Mohammed V, ibn Yusuf, sultan/King of Morocco, dies at 51
1962 - Carl Emil Theodor Ehrenberg, composer, dies at 83
1963 - Artturi A Leinonen, Fin journalist/politician (Prophet), dies at 74
1965 - Jimmie Lee Jackson, civil rights activist, dies of injuries
1966 - Minerva Urecal, actress (Peter Gunn, Adv of Tugboat Annie), dies at 71
1966 - Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian freedom fighter and writer (b. 1883)
1967 - Harry McNaughton, comedian (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 70
1968 - Eric Feldary, actor (16 Fathoms Deep), dies of burns at 55
1969 - Karl Jaspers, German psychiatrist/philosopher, dies at 86
1969 - Levi Eshkol, [Sjkolnik], premier (Israel), dies at 73
1970 - Ethel Leginska, composer, dies at 83
1971 - Edward van der Merwe, cricket keeper (S Afr in 2 Tests in 30's), dies
1971 - Fernandel, [Contandin], French actor (Death of Champion), dies at 67
1971 - Joseph Berg, composer, dies at 43
1971 - Joseph Desire Fernandel, comedian, dies of cancer at 67
1971 - Tullio Carminati, actor (Roman Holiday, Moulin Rouge), dies at 76
1972 - Tom Manders, Dutch cabaret artist (Dorus), dies at 50
1973 - Mary Finney, actress (Honestly Celeste), dies at 68
1977 - Bukka White, rocker, dies at 43
1977 - Maxime Jacob, composer, dies at 71
1981 - FC Terborgh, [Reijnier Flaes], lawyer/writer (Turkish War), dies at 79
1981 - Howard Hanson, US composer/conductor (Nordic), dies at 84
1981 - Munabi, assistant to Uganda president Obote, murdered
1981 - Robert Aickman, English writer and conservationist (b. 1914)
1982 - Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz pianist (Perfect Circle), dies at 45
1989 - Roy Eldridge, American musician (b. 1911)
1990 - Cornell Gunther, US musician (Coasters, Poison Ivy), dies at 53
1990 - Leslie Ames, cricketer (47 Tests, 2434 runs 8 centuries), dies
1990 - Maurine Stuart, Zen teacher (head of Cambridge Buddhist Association), dies
1990 - Scott Jarvis, musician (Great Expectationa), dies
1991 - Slim Gaillard [Bulee], American Jazz singer/songwriter, dies at 75
1992 - Gerrit Schulte, "Crazy Cyclist", Dutch 6-days bicyclist, dies at 76
1992 - Jean R Yawkey, owner (Boston Red Sox), dies of a stroke at 83
1992 - S I Hayakawa, (Sen-R-California), dies of a stroke at 85
1993 - Constance Ford, US actress (Another World, Burden Hunt), dies at 64
1993 - Fletcher Knebel, author (7 Days in May), commits suicide at 81
1993 - Mark Kolthoff, Dutch painter/photographer, dies at 92
1994 - Avery Fisher, US audio manufacturer (1st hi-fi), dies at 87
1994 - Leopold "Hans" Kohr, Austrian social philosopher, dies at 84
1994 - William "Bill" M Hicks, comedian, dies at 32
1996 - Audrey Angers, charity pioneer
1996 - Daniel John Chapman Cunningham, physiologist, dies at 76
1997 - David Doyle, actor (Charlie's Angels), dies at 67
1997 - Giuseppe 'Nuccio' Bertone, car Designer, dies at 82
1998 - J T Walsh, actor (Good Morning Vietnam), dies at 54
2000 - George L. Street III American Navy Submariner and Medal of Honor recipient.(b. 1913)
2001 - Arturo Uslar Pietri, Venezuelan writer (b. 1906)
2002 - Lawrence Tierney, American actor (b. 1919)
2003 - Christian Goethals, Belgian racing driver (b. 1928)
2004 - Shankarrao Chavan, Indian politician (b. 1920)
2004 - Adolf Ehrnrooth, Finnish general (b. 1905)
2004 - Boris Trajkovski, President of the Republic of Macedonia (b. 1956)
2005 - Jef Raskin, American computer scientist (b. 1943)
2008 - Buddy Miles, American drummer (Band of Gypsies; b. 1947)
2008 - Dick Fletcher, Meteorologist (b.1942)
2008 - Glory Mukwati, Zimbabwean politician
2009 - Wendy Richard, English actress (b. 1943)
2009 - Norm Van Lier, Basketball player and broadcaster (b. 1947)
2009 - Johnny Kerr, Basketball player and Chicago Bulls broadcaster (b. 1932)
2010 - Nujabes, Japanese Hip Hop producer and inspiration to many around the world.
2011 - Arnošt Lustig, Czech writer (b. 1926)
2011 - James A. McClure, American politician (b. 1924)

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #290 on: February 27, 2013, 06:48:53 PM »
This Day in History for 27th February


Historical Events


                                             
US President Abraham Lincoln              31st US President Herbert Hoover          Spanish Dictator Francisco Franco

                                             
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley        37th US President Richard Nixon        Pop Singer & Beatle Paul McCartney

                           
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper         Golfer Tiger Woods
         Carl Lewis


837 - 15th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
1526 - Saxony & Hesse form League of Gotha (league of Protestant princes)
1531 - Evangelical German monarchy/towns form Schmalkaldische Union
1557 - 1st Russian Embassy arrives in London
1563 - William Byrd is appointed organist at Lincoln Cathedral
1594 - Henri IV crowned king of France
1626 - Yuan Chonghuan is appointed Governor of Liaodong, after he led the Chinese into a great
           victory against the Manchurians under Nurhaci.
1665 - Battle at Elmina, Gold Coast: Vice-adm De Ruyter beats English
1667 - Abraham Crijnssen conquerors Fort Willoughby (Zeelandia), Suriname
1670 - Jews expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I
1678 - Earl of Shaftesbury freed out of London Tower
1696 - English/Welsh nobles lay down Oath of Association
1700 - Pacific Island of New Britain discovered
1713 - French troops bomb Willemstad Curacao
1801 - Washington DC placed under Congressional jurisdiction
1803 - Great fire in Bombay, India
1813 - 1st federal vaccination legislation enacted
1813 - Congress authorizes use of steamboats to transport mail
1814 - Ludwig von Beethovens 8th Symphony in F, premieres
1816 - Dutch regain Suriname
1827 - 1st Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans
1844 - Dominican Republic gains independence from Haiti (National Day)
1854 - Composer Robert Schumann saved from suicide attempt in Rhine
1860 - Abraham Lincoln makes a speech at Cooper Union in the city of New York that is largely
           responsible for his election to the Presidency.
1861 - Russians shoot at Poles protesting Russian rule of Poland in Castle Square, Warsaw
1861 - US Congress authorizes 1st stamped newspaper wrappers for mailing
1864 - 6th & last day of battle at Dalton, Georgia (about 600 casualties)
1864 - Near Andersonville GA, rebels open a new POW camp "Camp Sumpter"
1865 - Civil War skirmish near Sturgeon, Missouri
1869 - John Menard is 1st black to make a speech in Congress
1871 - Meeting of Alabama claims commission
1872 - Charlotte Ray, 1st Black woman lawyer, graduated Howard University
1873 - Dutch socialist Samuel van Wooden demands law against child labor
1874 - Baseball 1st played in England, at Lord's Cricket Grounds
1877 - US Electoral College declares R Hayes winner presidential election
1879 - Constantine Fahlberg discovers saccharin (artificial sweetener)
1881 - Battle at Amajuba, S Afr: Boers vs Brit army under Gen Colley
1883 - Oscar Hammerstein patents 1st cigar-rolling machine
1890 - D Needham & P Kerrigan box 100 rounds (6 h 39 m), SF; match is draw
1900 - Battle at Pietershoogte
1900 - Boer General Cronjé surrenders to English in Pardenberg, South-Africa
1900 - British Labour Party forms
1901 - NL Rules Committee decrees that all fouls are to count as strikes except after two strikes
1906 - France & Britain agree to joint control of New Hebrides
1908 - Sacrifice fly adopted (repealed in 1931, reinstated 1954)
1908 - Star #46 was added to US flag for Oklahoma
1912 - Lord Kitchener opens Khartoum-El Obeid (Nyala) railway
1919 - 1st public performance of Holst's "Planets"
1919 - American Association for Hard of Hearing forms (NYC)
1921 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard
1921 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
1921 - The International Working Union of Socialist Parties is founded in Vienna.
1922 - Commerce Sec Herbert Hoover convenes 1st National Radio Conference
1922 - G B Shaw's "Back to Methusaleh I/II," premieres in NYC
1922 - Supreme Court unanimously upheld 19th amend woman's right to vote
1924 - Belgium's Theunis government falls
1925 - Hitler's resurrects NSDAP political party in Munich
1925 - Test Cricket debut of Clarrie Grimmett, who took 5-45 & 6-37 v England
1927 - For 2nd Sunday in a row golfers in SC arrested for violating Sabbath
1929 - Turkey signs Litvinov-pact
1930 - Bouvet Island declared a Norwegian dependency
1932 - Explosion in coal mine Boissevain, Virginia, USA (38 dead)
1933 - German parliament building, Reichstag, destroyed by fire
1933 - Jean Genet's "Intermezzo," premieres in Paris
1933 - Nazis set fire to German parliament, blame it on Communists
1936 - Willy den Ouden swims world record 100 m free style (1:04.6)
1937 - Bradman scores 169 in 5th Test Cricket v England in 223 minutes
1938 - Britain & France recognize Franco government in Spain
1939 - Belgian government of Pierlot falls
1939 - English Spook house Borley Rectory destroyed in a fire
1939 - France recognizes Franco's regime in Spain
1939 - Supreme Court outlaws sit-down strikes
1940 - Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14
1942 - 1st transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany
1942 - Battle of Java Sea began 13 US warships sunk-2 Japanese
1942 - J S Hey discovers radio emissions from Sun
1943 - The Smith Mine #3 in Bearcreek, Montana, explodes, killing 74 men.
1943 - The Rosenstrasse protest starts in Berlin
1945 - Battle of US 94 Infantry
1945 - Lebanon declares Independence.
1946 - 4th "Road" film, "Road to Utopia" premieres (NYC)
1947 - Paul-Emile Victor French polar expeditions organized
1949 - Chaim Weizmann becomes 1st Israeli president
1950 - General Chiang Kai-shek elected president of Nationalist China
1951 - 22nd amendment ratified, limiting president to 2 terms
1955 - Betty Jameson wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
1956 - Elvis Presley's releases "Heartbreak Hotel"
1956 - Female suffrage in Egypt
1957 - Mao's speech "On Correct Handling of Contradictions Among People"
1957 - Premiere of only prime-time network TV show beginning with an "X": "Xavier Cugat Show" on
           NBC (until X-Files)
1958 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1959 - Chicago Cards trade running back Ollie Matson to LA Rams for 9 players
1959 - Boston Celtic Bob Cousy sets NBA record with 28 assists Boston Celtics score 173 points
           against Minneapolis Lakers
1960 - Oil pipe line from Rotterdam to Ruhrgebied opens
1960 - US Olympic Ice Hockey Team beats USSR 3-2 en route to gold medal
1961 - The first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated.
1962 - South-Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diem's palace bombed, 1st US killed
1963 - Mickey Mantle of NY Yankees sign a baseball contract worth $100,000
1964 - "What Makes Sammy Run?" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 540 perfs
1964 - The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.
1965 - "High Spirits" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 375 performances
1965 - Dutch Marijnen government resigns
1965 - France performs Underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1966 - Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Diane Towler/Bernard Ford GRB
1966 - Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Belousova & Protopopov of URS
1966 - Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Peggy Fleming of US
1966 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Emmerich Danzer AUT
1967 - Antigua & St Christopher-Nevis become associated states of UK
1967 - Dominica gains independence from England
1967 - Rio de la Plata Treaty
1969 - Gen Hafez al-Assad becomes head of Syria via milt coup
1969 - President Nixon visits West-Berlin
1970 - NY Times (falsely) reports US army has ended domestic surveillance
1971 - Doctors in the first Dutch abortion clinic (the Mildredhuis in Arnhem) start to perform aborti
           provocati.
1972 - Pres Nixon & Chinese Premier Chou En-lai issued Shanghai Communique
1973 - American Indian Movement occupy Wounded Knee in South Dakota
1973 - Dick Allen signs a record $675,000 3-yr contract with White Sox
1973 - Members of American Indian Movement begin occupation of Wounded Knee
1973 - Pope Paul VI publishes constitution motu proprio Quo aptius
1973 - White Sox slugger Dick Allen signs 3-year $750,000 contract
1974 - "People" magazine begins sales
1974 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1975 - CDU-politician Peter Lorentz kidnapped in West Berlin
1975 - House of Reps pass $21.3 billion anti-recession tax-cut bill
1976 - Final meeting between Mao tse Tung & Richard Nixon
1977 - Judy Rankin wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
1977 - Keith Richards gets suspended sentence for heroin possession, Canada
1978 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1980 - 22nd Grammy Awards: What a Fool Believe, Streisand-Diamond duet
1980 - Israel & Egypt exchange ambassadors
1980 - Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF wins elections in Zimbabwe
1980 - Terrorists occupies Dominican embassy in Bogota
1981 - Greatest passenger load on a commercial airliner-610 on Boeing 747
1981 - Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder record "Ebony & Ivory"
1982 - Dan Issel (NBA-Nuggets), hits on 63rd consecutive free throw
1982 - Earl Anthony becomes 1st pro bowler to win more than $1 million
1982 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1982 - Wayne Williams found guilty of murdering 2 of 28 blacks in Atlanta
1983 - Eamonn Coghlan set indoor mile record of 3:49.78
1983 - Jan Stephenson wins Tucson Conquistadores LPGA Golf Tournament
1984 - Carl Lewis jumps world record indoor (8,675 m)
1984 - WRC-AM in Washington DC changes call letters to WWRC
1984 - Worker's union leader Billy Nair freed in South Africa
1985 - Farmers converge in Washington to demand economic relief
1985 - Mauritania's new constitutional charter published
1985 - US dollar is worth Ÿ3.9355 (Netherlands)
1986 - The United States Senate allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis.
1987 - "Washington Week In Review," 20th anniversary on PBS
1987 - Donald Regan resigned as White House chief of staff
1987 - Mike Conley triple jumps world indoor record (17.76m)
1987 - NCAA cancels SMU's entire 1987 football schedule for gross violations of NCAA rules
           regarding athletic corruption
1988 - Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Orient Leasing Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
1988 - Bonnie Blair (US) wins Olympic 500m speed skating in record 39.1
1988 - Gulfstream G-IV goes around the world 36:08:34
1988 - Katarina Witt (GDR) wins 2nd consecutive Olympic figure skating
1989 - German war criminals Aus der Funten/Fischer, freed in Holland
1989 - Venezuela is rocked by the riots of Caracazo.
1990 - Exxon Corp & Exxon Shipping are indicted on 5 criminal counts (Valdez)
1990 - No one elected to Hall of Fame for 2nd time in 3 years
1991 - Ben Elton's "Silly Cow," premieres in London
1991 - Gulf War ends after Iraqi troops retreated & Kuwait is re-taken by the US
1991 - Noureddine Morcelli set 1500m mark at 3:34:16
1991 - Singer James Brown is released from prison
1991 - US led allied 6 week war with Iraq ends
1992 - Larry Smith, named 9th Commissioner of the CFL
1992 - Tiger Woods, 16, becomes youngest PGA golfer in 35 years
1993 - PBA National Championship Won by Ron Palombi Jr
1994 - 17th Winter Olympic games closes in Lillehammer, Norway
1994 - Maronite church near Beirut bombed, 10 killed
1995 - Car bomb explodes in Zakho, North-Iraq (54-80 killed)
1996 - Mark Waugh scores 126 in World Cup against India
1997 - "Last Night of Ballyhoo" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC
1997 - Singer Sade (Helen Folasade), arrest in Jamaica for disobeying a cop
1998 - Apple discontinues developing Newton computer
1998 - FBI arrests 10 most wanted suspected serial killer Tony Ray Amati
1998 - NE Patriot David Meggett arrested in Toronto on sex assault charges
1998 - Britain's House of Lords agree's to end 1,000 years of male preference by giving a monarch's first-born daughter the same claim to the throne as any first born son
1999 - Olusegun Obasanjo becomes Nigeria's first elected president since mid-1983.
1999 - Korea International School is founded by Soon-Il Chung. It is currently directed by Ann
           Clapper.
2002 - Godhra train burning, a Muslim mob kills 59 Hindu pilgrims returning from Ayodhya;
2002 - Ryanair Flight 296 catches fire in London Stansted Airport. Subsequent investigations criticize Ryanair's handling of the evacuation.
2003 - Fred Rogers, host of TV's "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" dies at age 74
2003 - Former Bosnian Serb leader Biljana Plavsic is sentenced by the U.N. tribunal in The Hague,
           Netherlands, to 11 years in prison
2003 - Rowan Williams is enthroned as the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury in the Anglican church.
2004 - Former BPMC general secretary Ordrick Samuel launches a new party in Barbuda, Barbudans
           for a Better Barbuda.
2004 - A bombing of a Superferry by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines worst terrorist attack kills 116.
2007 - The general strike against Lansana Conté in Guinea ends.
2007 - The Chinese Correction: the Shanghai Stock Exchange falls 9%, the largest drop in 10 years.
2010 - Central Chile is hit with an 8.8 magnitude earthquake.
2012 - Wikileaks begins disclosing 5 million emails from private intelligence company Stratfor

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« Reply #291 on: February 27, 2013, 06:50:49 PM »
This Day in History for 27th February


Famous Weddings


2004 - Singer-actress Solange Knowles (18) weds Texas Southern University football player Daniel
           Smith at Old Bahama Bay Resort in Grand Bahama Island
2010 - "Supernatural" actress Genevieve Cortese (29) weds co-star actor Jared Padaelcki (27) in Sun
            Valley, Idaho

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« Reply #292 on: February 27, 2013, 06:59:33 PM »
This Day in History for 27th February


Famous Birthdays


                                             
Author John Steinbeck (1902)                Actress Elizabeth Taylor (1932)                   Singer Josh Groban (1981)


272 - Constantine I, Roman emperor (306-337), adopted Christianity (d. 337)
1539 - Franciscus Raphelengius, Dutch book publisher
1622 - Rembrandt Carel Fabritius, Dutch painter
1649 - Johann Philipp Krieger, composer
1691 - Edward Cave, English editor and publisher (d. 1754)
1702 - Johann Valentin Gorner, composer
1711 - Constantine Mavrocordatos, Prince of Wallachia and Prince of Moldavia (d. 1769)
1745 - Silverius Muller, composer
1746 - Gian Francesco Fortunati, composer
1759 - Johann Carl Friedrich Rellstab, composer
1779 - Thomas Hazlehurst, English soap and alkali manufacturer (d. 1842)
1784 - Elias Annes Borger, Dutch theologist/poet (To the Rhine)
1784 - Job Plimpton, composer
1792 - Don Joaquin B F Espartero, Spanish adventurer/fieldmarshal
1802 - William George Frederick Cavendish Bentinck, Lord George Bentinck
1807 - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Portland Maine, poet (Hiawatha)
1811 - [Catherine] Mildred Lee, daughter of US general Robert E Lee
1822 - Eugene Gautier, composer
1823 - Ferdinand Van Derveer, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1892
1823 - William Buel Franklin, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1903
1827 - Richard W Johnson, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1897
1831 - Hiram Bond Everest, American cofounder of The Vacuum Oil Company (d. 1913)
1832 - Alfred Pollard Edward, Civil War journalist, died in 1872
1835 - Charles Cartuyvels, Belgian pulprit orator
1835 - Richard Garnett, English author (Ananda the Miracle Worker)
1841 - [Eleanor] Agnes Lee, daughter of US general Robert E Lee
1846 - Joaquin Valverde, composer
1847 - Ellen Alice Terry, Coventry Engl, actress/director (Imperial Theatre)
1848 - Charles Hubert H Parry, England, musicologist/composer (Jerusalem)
1850 - Henry Edwards Huntington, US, railroad exec
1861 - Rudolph Steiner, Kraljevic Aust, founder (doctrine of anthroposophy)
1862 - Anastasios Metaxas, Greek architect and shooter (d. 1937)
1867 - Irving Fisher, US economist (compensating dollar)
1867 - Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, composer
1869 - Alice Hamilton, physician/writer (workmen's compensation laws)
1870 - Louis Coerne, composer
1877 - Walter Briggs, Sr., American entrepreneur and sports team owner (d. 1952)
1878 - Alvan T. Fuller, 50th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1958)
1879 - Jose Sancho Marraco, composer
1881 - Luitzen [Bertus] Brouwers, Dutch mathematician
1881 - Sveinn Bjornsson, 1st president of Iceland (1944-52)/poet (Figur ild)
1886 - Hugo L Black, Ala, (Sen-D-Ala)/78th Supreme Court justice (1937-71)
1887 - James D Innes, English painter
1888 - Lotte Lehmann, Perleberg Germany, soprano (Fidello)
1888 - Roberto Assagioli, Italian psychiatrist (d. 1974)
1888 - Earl Caddock, American professional wrestler (d. 1950)
1890 - Freddie Keppard, American jazz musician (d. 1933)
1891 - David Sarnoff, US, radio/TV pioneer/CEO (RCA)
1891 - Georges E Migot, French composer
1891 - Anne Samson, oldest-ever nun documented (d. 2004)
1892 - William Demarest, St Paul Minn, actor (Uncle Charlie-My 3 Sons)
1893 - Joseph Messner, composer
1893 - Ralph Linton, US cultural anthropologist (Tree of Culture)
1894 - Robert-Lucien Siohan, composer
1895 - Edward Brophy, actor (Champ, Dumbo, Great Guy, Cameraman, Doughboys)
1897 - Bernard F Lyot, French astronomer (Lyot filter)
1897 - G Paul H Schuitema, graphic designer/photographer (System-O-Color)
1897 - Marian Anderson, American contralto (d. 1993)
1898 - Allison Danzig, sports writer (Tennis Pictorial History)
1898 - Rutkowski Bronislaw, composer
1899 - Charles H Best, Maine, physiologist/co-discoverer (Insulin)
1899 - Ian Keith, Boston MA, actor (Rochefort-3 Musketeers)
1899 - Sulo Nikolai Salonen, composer
1899 - Charles Best, Canadian medical scientist (d. 1978)
1901 - Marino Marini, Italian sculptor/painter
1902 - Ethelda Bleibtrey, 100m/300m US swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1920)
1902 - Gene Sarazen, Harrison NY, PGA golfer (Masters 1935, US Open 1922, 32)
1902 - John Steinbeck, Salinas California, author (Grapes of Wrath-Nobel 1962)
1903 - Reginald Gardiner, Wimbledon England, actor (Great Dictator)
1903 - Grethe Weiser, German actress (d. 1970)
1904 - James Thomas Farrell, US, author (Studs Lonigan trilogy)
1904 - Renaat Verheijen, Flemish actor/director (Innocent Heart)
1904 - Yulii Borisovich Khariton, Russian physicist (d. 1996)
1904 - André Leducq, French cyclist (d. 1980)
1904 - Chick Fullis, American baseball player (d. 1946)
1905 - Charles de Keukeleire, Belgian director (Evil Eye)
1905 - Franchot Tone, Niagara Falls NY, actor (Dr Freeland-Ben Casey)
1906 - Alexander Matheson, NZ cricket pace bowler (2 Tests 1930-31)
1906 - H Algernon F "Algy" Rumbold, English diplomat (South Africa/Tibet)
1907 - Gerhard Alexander, [Veldheer], Dutch actor (Prince Willem of Orange)
1907 - Mildred Bailey, American singer (d. 1951)
1909 - Elisabeth Welch, singer (Song of Freedom, Over the Moon)
1910 - Joan Bennett, Palasades NJ, actress (Little Women, Disraeli)
1910 - Peter De Vries, Chicago, author (Reuben Reuben, Prick of Noon)
1910 - Ted Horn, American race car driver (d. 1948)
1910 - Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, American aircraft engineer (Lockheed Skunk Works; d. 1990)
1912 - Kusumagraj, Indian writer (d. 1999)
1913 - Frank Allaun, British MP (L)
1913 - Irwin Shaw, US, novelist (Rich Man Poor Man)
1913 - Kazimierz Sabbat, Polish president (d. 1989)
1915 - Arthur Gilson, Belgian attorney/minister of Defense (1958-..)
1917 - John Connally, (Gov-D/R-Texas), shot in Kennedy motorcade
1919 - Lawrence Durrell, writer
1919 - Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, composer
1920 - David Vere Bendall, former diplomat
1920 - Jose Melis, Havana Cuba, orchestra leader (Jack Paar Program)
1920 - Reg Simpson, cricketer (prolific England opener 1948-55)
1921 - Andras Szollosy, composer
1921 - Michael Fox, US, actor (Quincy, Dallas, Bold & the Beautiful)
1922 - Mervyn Jones, author (Nobody's Fault, 5 Hungarian Writers)
1922 - Hans Rookmaaker, Dutch professor and art historian (d. 1977)
1923 - Dexter Gordon, US, tenor saxophonist/actor (Connection)
1923 - Viktor Kalabis, composer
1924 - M M Shearer, former Lord Lieutenant of Shetland
1924 - Norman Marshall, cricketer (brother of Roy, one Test for WI 1955)
1925 - Hugh Leggatt, art dealer
1925 - Michael Kaye, director (City of London Festival)
1925 - Richard AFM Auwerda, Dutch journalist/writer
1925 - Samuel Dash, American Congressional counsel (d. 2004)
1926 - Peter Emery, British MP
1926 - David H. Hubel, Canadian neuroscientist, Nobel Prize laureate
1927 - Guy Mitchell, [Albert George Cernik], Detroit, Michigan, American singer and actor (Red
           Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle) (d. 1999)
1927 - Lord Belhaven & Stenton
1927 - Michael Butler, Pro-Provost/chairman (Royal College of Art)
1927 - Lynn Cartwright, American actress (d. 2004)
1928 - Ariel Sharon, former Prime Minister of Israel
1929 - Djalma Santos, Brazilian footballer
1929 - Jack Gibson, Australian rugby league footballer and coach (d. 2008)
1930 - Joanne Woodward, Thomasville Ga, actress (3 Faces of Eve, Rachel)
1930 - Lieux Dressler, actress (Alice Grant-General Hospital)
1930 - Paul von Ragué Schleyer, American chemist
1930 - Peter Stone, American writer (d. 2003)
1931 - Andrew Sloan, Chief Constable (Strathcourt)
1932 - Dolf Zwerver, Dutch painter
1932 - Elizabeth Taylor, London, English-American actress (Father of the Bride, Butterfield 8,
           Cleopatra) (d. 2011)
1932 - Lord Young of Graffham, CEO (Cables & Wireless)
1933 - 6th marquess of Bute, Scottish large landowner/bibliophile
1933 - Edward Lucie-Smith, poetry critic
1933 - Geoffrey Maitland Smith, CEO (Sears)
1933 - Malcolm Wallop, (Sen-R-WY, 1977- )
1933 - Raymond Berry, Texas, NFL hall of famer (Baltimore Colts)
1934 - Ralph Nader, Winsted Conn, consumer advocate (Unsafe at Any Speed)
1934 - Van Williams, Fort Worth Tx, actor (Green Hornet, Tycoon)
1934 - [Navarre] Scott Momaday, US author (House Made of Dawn, Pulitzer 1969)
1934 - Vincent Fourcade, French interior designer (d. 1992)
1934 - Van Williams, American actor
1935 - Alberto Remedios, opera/concert singer
1935 - Mirella Freni, Modena Italy, lyric soprano (Madame Butterfly)
1936 - Chuck Glaser, Spalding Neb, singer (Glaser Bros-Getting to Me Again)
1936 - Roger M Mahoney, Hollywood Ca, archbishop of Los Angeles (1985- )
1936 - Virginia Maskell, actress (Suspect, Doctor in Love, Man Upstairs)
1936 - Ron Barassi, Australian rules footballer
1937 - Barbara Babcock, Pasadena CA, actr (Dr Quinn, Dallas, Hill St Blues)
1937 - Donald MacKay, CEO (Scottish Enterprise)
1937 - L Jay Silvester, US, discus thrower (Olympic-silver-1972)
1937 - Viscount Head
1938 - Pascale Petit, PAris, actor (Code Name: Jaguar, End of Desire)
1939 - Antoinette Sibley, ballerina (Turning Point)
1939 - Kenzo Takada, Japanese director (Dream After Dream)
1939 - Lester King, cricketer (WI fast bowler, 2 Tests 1962-68, 9 wkts)
1939 - Peter Revson, auto racer (1971 Indianapolis pole winner)
1940 - Barbara Kelly, CEO (Scottish Consumer Council)
1940 - Howard Hesseman, Salem Or, actor (Dr Johnny Fever-WKRP, Head of Class)
1940 - Bill Hunter, Australian actor
1941 - Ian McGarry, general secretary (British Actors' Equity Association)
1941 - Paddy Ashton, New Delhi India, British MP (Soc/Lib Democrat)
1941 - Sandy Wilson
1942 - Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Due West SC, news reporter (McNeil-Lehrer)
1942 - Robert H. Grubbs, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1942 - Michel Forget, French Canadian actor
1943 - Mary Frann, St Louis Mo, actress (Joanna-Newhart, Days of Our Live)
1943 - Morten Lauridsen, American composer
1943 - Klaus Köste, Frankfurt, Germany, gymnast (Olympic Gold 1972- vault), (d. 2012)
1944 - Alan Fudge, Wichita Ks, actor (Man From Atlantis, Paper Dolls)
1944 - Graeme Pollock, cricketer (South African batting prodigy)
1944 - Roger Scruton, philosopher
1945 - Daniel Olbrychski, Poland, actor (La Truite)
1947 - Ashley Woodcock, cricketer (one Test Aust v NZ 1974, only knock 27)
1947 - Gidon Kremer, Riga Latvia, violinist (Tchaikovsky Prize 1970)
1947 - Marian G Klaren, Dutch mime/actress (Red Cabbage)
1948 - Eddie Gray, rock guitarist (Tommy James & Shondells-Crystal Blue)
1948 - Stephen Curtis, CEO (DVLA)
1950 - Franco Moschino, fashion Designer
1950 - Julia Neuberger, British Rabbi
1951 - Lee Atwater, Republican National Committee Chairman (1989-91)
1951 - Steve Harley, rocker (Come Up & See Me)
1952 - Dwight Elmo Jones, Houston Tx, basketball player (Olymp-silver-1972)
1952 - Henk Westbroek, Dutch singer (Good Cause)
1952 - Kevin Raleigh, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Michael Stanley Band)
1952 - Stathis Psaltis, Greek actor
1954 - Neal Schon, rock guitarist (Journey-Open Arms, Bad English)
1955 - Garry Christian, rocker
1955 - Sally Spencer, actress (M J McKinnon-Another World)
1955 - Peter Christopherson, English musician and video director
1957 - Timothy Spall, actor (1871, Life is Sweet, Crusoe, Remembrance)
1957 - Adrian Smith, heavy metal guitarist (Iron Maiden-Aces High)
1957 - Viktor Markin, Russian athlete
1957 - Danny Antonucci, Canadian animator
1958 - Naas Botha, South African rugby union footballer
1958 - Nancy Spungen, American murder victim of Sid Vicious (d. 1978)
1959 - Johnny Van Zant, American singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
1960 - Andres Gomez, Ecuador, tennis pro (Madrid Grand Prix-1990)
1960 - Bolik Dahan, Suriname singer/radio host (Radio KBC)
1960 - John van Grinsven, soccer player (MVV)
1960 - Paul Humphreys, rock synthesizer (OMD-Crush, Pacific Age)
1960 - Stoney Jackson, Richmond Va, actor (White Shadow, Insiders)
1961 - Grant Shaud, actor (Miles Silverburg-Murphy Brown)
1961 - James Worthy, NBA forward (LA Lakers, 1988 Playoff MVP)
1962 - Adam Baldwin, actor (Full Metal Jacket, My Bodyguard)
1962 - Grant Show, Detroit Mich, actor (Jack Hanson-Melrose Place)
1962 - Kory Tarpenning, Portland Oregon, pole vaulter
1962 - Veronica Ribot-Canales, Buenos Aires Argentina, US diver (Olympics-96)
1963 - Francesco Cancellotti, Italy, tennis star
1963 - Pär Nuder, Swedish politician
1964 - April Heinrichs, Littleton Colo, US women's soccer coach (Olympic-96)
1964 - Ewen Vernal, British pop bassist (Deacon Blue-Your Town)
1964 - Richard de Vries, soccer player (De Graafschap)
1965 - Sandra Cecchini, Bologna Italy, tennis star (1995 Warsaw doubles)
1965 - Noah Emmerich, American actor
1965 - Frank Peter Zimmermann, German violinist
1966 - Chris Howard, US baseball catcher (Seattle Mariners)
1966 - Gregg Rainwater, actor (Buck Cross-Young Riders)
1966 - Pete Smith, US baseball player (Atlanta Braves, NY Mets)
1966 - Donal Logue, Canadian actor
1967 - Dallas Eakins, Dade City, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
1967 - Frantisek Kaberle, Brno CZE, hockey forward (Team Czech Rep)
1967 - Robert Kron, Brno Cze, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers)
1968 - Loy Vaught, NBA forward (LA Clippers)
1968 - Mike Sullivan, Marshfield, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
1968 - Ron Cox, NFL linebacker (Chic Bears)
1969 - Greg Stevenson, Sherbrooke Quebec, rower (Olympics-11-92, 96)
1969 - Robert Massey, NFL cornerback (NY Giants)
1969 - Robert Molenaar, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam)
1969 - Victoria Fair, Jackson Michigan, Miss Michigan-America (1991)
1969 - Willie Banks, US baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
1969 - Brad Vander Ark, American musician
1970 - David White, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
1970 - Michael A. Burstein, American writer
1970 - Kent Desormeaux, American jockey
1970 - Matthias Lechner, German art director
1970 - Patricia Petibon, French opera singer
1971 - Ivan Robinson, Phila Pa, US boxer (Olympic-92)
1971 - Jaroslav Modry, Ceske-budejovice C, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators)
1971 - Rich Tylski, guard/center (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1971 - Derren Brown, British psychological illusionist
1971 - Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, American singer (TLC)
1973 - "Pooh" Clark, rocker (High-5)
1973 - Terence Davis, WLAF wide receiver (London Monarchs)
1973 - Mark Taylor, Welsh rugby union footballer
1974 - Chris Dishman, guard (Arizona Cardinals)
1974 - Jim Maher, cricketer (Queensland lefty batsman victorious 1995 side)
1975 - Christina Nigra, actress (Out of This World)
1975 - Dana Marie Lane, Cheyenne Wyoming, Miss America-Wyoming (1996)
1975 - Duce Staley, running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
1975 - Marcus Robinson, wide receiver (Chicago Bears)
1975 - Prodromos Korkizoglou, Greek decathlete
1975 - Shelby Walker, American mixed martial artist (d. 2006)
1976 - Tony Gonzalez, tight end (KC Chiefs)
1977 - Lance Hoyt, American professional wrestler
1977 - Ji Sung, South Korean actor
1977 - James Wan, Australian film director
1978 - James Beattie, English footballer
1980 - Chelsea Clinton, daughter of President Clinton (1993-2001)
1980 - Bobby Valentino, American singer
1981 - Josh Groban, American singer
1981 - Elodie Ouédraogo, Belgian athlete
1983 - Hayley Angel Wardle, English actress
1983 - Kate Mara, American actress
1983 - Devin Harris, American basketball player
1984 - Antti Tuisku, Finnish singer
1984 - Lotta Schelin, Swedish female footballer
1984 - David Noel, American basketball player
1985 - Juliana Imai, Brazilian model
1985 - Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, Russian Footballer
1989 - Kelly Breeding, American singer from B5
1991 - Azeem Rafiq, Yorkshire CCC & English U15 captain
1994 - Hou Yifan, Chinese chess player

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #293 on: February 27, 2013, 07:01:18 PM »
This Day in History for 27th February


Famous Deaths


1167 - Robert of Melun, English philosopher/bishop of Hereford, dies
1656 - Johan van Heemskerk, Dutch lawyer/writer/interpreter, dies
1659 - Henry Dunster, first President of Harvard College (b. 1609)
1699 - Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton, English politician (b. c. 1625)
1706 - John Evelyn, diarist, dies
1720 - Samuel Parris, English-born Puritan minister (b. 1653)
1731 - Angelo Predieri, composer, dies at 76
1733 - Johann Adam Birkenstock, composer, dies at 46
1735 - John Arbuthnot, physician/mathematician, dies
1779 - Jan Nepveu, Dutch gov-gen of Suriname (1769-79), dies at 59
1797 - Benvenuto Robbio San Rafaele, composer, dies at 61
1805 - Stefan Paluselli, composer, dies at 57
1844 - Nicholas Biddle, US lawyer/diplomat/statesman/financier, dies at 85
1852 - Joseph Drechsler, composer, dies at 69
1862 - Gabriele dell' Addolorata, patron of Ital Catholic youth, dies at 23
1881 - George Colley, British governor of Natal/general, dies in battle at 46
1887 - Alexander Porfir'yevich Borodin, Russian composer, dies at 53
1892 - Louis Vuitton, French luggage maker (b. 1821)
1913 - Adam Sedgwick, English zoologist (Peripatus), dies at 58
1920 - Alexandru D Xenopol, Romanian historian, dies at 72
1921 - Schofield Haigh, cricketer (Eng all-rounder 11 Tests 1898-1912), dies
1923 - Charles Francis Abdy Williams, composer, dies at 67
1929 - Manuel Manrique de Lara y Berry, composer, dies at 65
1932 - William Southam, Canadian newspaper publisher (b. 1843)
1936 - Ivan P Pavlov, Russian physiologist (reflexes, Nobel 1904), dies at 86
1936 - Joshua W. Alexander, U.S. Secretary of Commerce under Woodrow Wilson (b. 1852)
1939 - Nadezjda K Krupskaya, Russian revolutionary/wife of Lenin, dies at 70
1940 - Peter Behrens, German architect, dies
1941 - William D. Byron, U.S. Congressman (b. 1895)
1942 - Karel WFM Doorman, Dutch rear-admiral (Java Sea), KIA at 52
1943 - Kostis Palamas, Greek poet, twice nominated for the Nobel prize (b. 1859)
1945 - HJ Lochtman, Dutch chaplain/resistance fighter, dies in Bergen-Belsen
1947 - Mackinnon of Mackinnon, cricketer (Tests Eng v Aust 1879), dies at 89
1950 - Ivan Goll, writer, dies at 58
1952 - Theodorus Pangalos, Greek general/dictator 1926, dies at 74
1955 - Tom Howard, comedian (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 66
1956 - Frank Dailey, orchestra leader (Music at Meadowbrook), dies at 54
1956 - Gunther Ramin, German organist/composer/choir conductor, dies at 57
1958 - Harry Cohn, CEO (Columbia Pictures), dies of a heart attack
1960 - Adriano Olivetti, Italian engineer/manufacturer, dies at 58
1961 - Platt Adams, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1912), dies
1962 - Willie Best, actor (Charlie-My Little Margie), dies at 45
1964 - Orry-Kelly, Australian costume designer (b. 1897)
1966 - Minerva Urecal, actress (Apache Rose, Ghost Crazy), dies at 81
1968 - Johannes Tralow, writer, dies at 85
1968 - Ludvik Podest, composer, dies at 46
1968 - Frankie Lymon, American rock and roll/rhythm and blues singer (The Teenagers), dies at 25 of
           a heroin overdose
1969 - John Boles, actor (Stella Dallas, Curly Top), dies at 73
1969 - Marius Barbeau, French Canadian folklorist (b. 1883)
1970 - Robert Bruce Lockhart, diplomat/writer, dies
1970 - Marie Dionne, one of the French Canadian Dionne quintuplets (b. 1934)
1972 - Pat Brady, American actor and singer (b. 1914)
1973 - Lucijan Marija Skerjanc, Yugoslav composer/conductor, dies at 72
1974 - Pat Brady, Toledo Ohio, actor (Roy Rodgers Show), dies at 59
1975 - Neville Cardus, writer/cricketer, dies
1977 - Allison Hayes, actress (Attack of 50 Foot Woman), dies at 47
1977 - John Dickson Carr, American author (b. 1905)
1978 - Vadim Nikolayevich Salmanov, composer, dies at 65
1980 - George Tobias, actor (Abner Kravitz-Bewitched), dies at 78
1981 - Jacob H. Gilbert, American politician (b. 1920)
1982 - Malika A Sabirova, Russian dancer, dies at 39
1985 - David Huffman, actor (FIST, Jane Doe, Firefox, Onion Field), dies
1985 - Henry Cabot Lodge, (Sen-R)/diplomat, dies at 82
1985 - Pat J O'Malley, actor (My Favorite Martian, Maude), dies at 83
1986 - Jacques Plante, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1929)
1987 - Joan Greenwood, English actress (Gentle Sex, Bad Sister), dies at 65
1989 - Conrad Lorenz, Austria zoologist (Nobel 1973), dies
1989 - Joe Silver, actor (Rage, Rapid, Deathtrap, Shivers), dies at 66
1989 - Konrad Lorenz, Austria zoologist (Nobel 1973), dies at 85
1989 - Paul Oswald Ahnert, German astronomer (b. 1897)
1990 - Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Jewish-American scholar (b. 1903)
1991 - H J of Royen, manager Dutch (Concertgebouw Orch), dies at 52
1991 - Robert-Jan Akkerman, Dutch diplomat (to Tunis), murdered
1992 - Marinus Ruppert, Dutch trade union leader (CNV), dies at 80
1992 - S I Hayakawa, (Sen-California, 1977-83), dies at 85
1993 - Jose Duval, actor (Juan Valdez), dies at 72
1993 - Lillian Gish, US actress (Birth of a Nation), dies at 96
1994 - Harold Acton, English/Italian historian/art collector, dies at 84
1994 - Karl I Pelgrom, Dutch sculptor, dies at 66
1994 - Laurence "Bill" Craigie, jet pioneer, dies at 92
1994 - Leopold "Hans" Kohr, Austria social philosopher/economist, dies at 84
1995 - Bernard Cornfield, financier, dies at 67
1995 - Philip Sherrington, opus Dei Priest, dies at 51
1996 - Francois Chaumette, actor (They Never Slept, Christine), dies at 72
1996 - George Ian Murray, 10th Duke of Atholl, dies at 64
1996 - Pat Smythe, show jumper, dies at 67
1996 - Sylvia Williams, museum director/curator, dies at 60
1998 - J. T. Walsh, American actor (b. 1943)
2002 - Spike Milligan, Irish comedian (b. 1918)
2003 - John Lanchbery, English composer (b. 1923)
2003 - Fred Rogers, American children's television actor (b. 1928)
2004 - Paul Sweezy, American economist and editor (b. 1910)
2004 - Yoshihiko Amino, Japanese historians (b. 1928)
2006 - Otis Chandler, American newspaper publisher (b. 1927)
2006 - Robert Lee Scott, Jr., U.S. General, Flying Tiger, and author (b. 1908)
2006 - Linda Smith, British comedian (b. 1958)
2007 - Bobby Rosengarden, American jazz drummer (b. 1924)
2007 - Bernd von Freytag-Loringhoven, German soldier (b. 1914)
2008 - Myron Cope, American sports broadcaster (b. 1929)
2008 - William F. Buckley, Jr., American conservative author and commentator (b. 1925)
2008 - Boyd Coddington, American automobile designer (b. 1944)
2011 - Frank Buckles, last surviving American World War I veteran (b. 1901)
2011 - Duke Snider, American professional baseball player (b. 1926)
2012 - Tina Strobos, Dutch physician and resistor to Nazi occupation, dies from cancer at 91

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #294 on: February 28, 2013, 07:14:52 PM »
This Day in History for 28th February


Historical Events


                                             
Composer George Friedrich Handel    Co-founder of the Methodist Movement    First Secretary of the Communist
                                                                           John Wesley                                     Party of the Soviet
                                                                                                                              Union Nikita Khrushchev

                                             
US President John F. Kennedy                     Golfer Jack Nicklaus                         37th US President Richard Nixon

                           
King of Pop Michael Jackson                    Comedian Jerry Seinfeld


202 BC - Coronation ceremony of Liu Bang as Emperor Gaozu of Han takes place, initiating four
         centuries of the Han Dynasty's rule over China
364 - Valentinian I becomes Roman Emperor.
870 - 8th Ecumenical council ends in Constantinople
1066 - Westminster Abbey opens
1570 - Anti-Portugese uprising on Ternate, Moluccas
1638 - Scottish Presbyterians sign National Convent, Greyfriars, Edinburgh
1646 - Roger Scott was tried in Mass for sleeping in church
1653 - -Mar 3] 3 Day Sea battle English beats Dutch
1667 - English colony Suriname in Dutch hands
1692 - Salem witch hunt begins
1700 - Today is followed by March 1 in Sweden, thus creating the Swedish calendar.
1704 - Elias Neau, a Frenchman, opens a school for blacks in NYC
1704 - Indians attack Deerfield, Mass, kill 40, kidnap 100
1708 - Slave revolt, Newton, Long Island NY, 11 die
1710 - In the Battle of Helsingborg, 14,000 Danish invaders under Jørgen Rantzau are decisively
           defeated by an equally sized Swedish force under Magnus Stenbock.
1728 - Georg F Handel's opera "Siroe, re di Persia," premieres in London
1730 - Tsarina Anna Ivanovna leads autocracy
1749 - 1st edition of Henry Fieldings' "Tom Jones" published
1759 - Pope Clement XIII allows Bible to be translated into various languages
1778 - Rhode Island General Assembly authorizes enlistment of slaves
1784 - John Wesley charters Methodist Church
1787 - The charter establishing the institution now known as the University of Pittsburgh is granted.
1794 - US Senate voids Pennsylvania's election of Abraham Gallatin
1810 - 1st US fire insurance joint-stock company organized, Philadelphia
1819 - 1st public performance of a Schubert song, "Schäfers Klageleid"
1826 - M Biela, an Austrian officer, discovers Biela's Comet
1827 - 1st commercial railroad in US, Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) chartered
1828 - Franz Grillparzer's "Ein Treuer Diener," premieres in Vienna
1835 - Dr Elias L"nnrot publishes Finnish poem "Kalevala"
1838 - Robert Nelson, leader of the Patriotes, proclaims the independence of Lower Canada (today
           Québec)
1844 - 12-inch gun aboard USS Princeton explodes
1847 - US defeats Mexico in battle of Sacramento
1849 - 1st boat load of gold rush prospectors arrives in SF from east coast
1850 - The University of Utah opens in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1854 - Republican Party formally organized at Ripon, Wisc
1859 - Arkansas legislature requires free blacks to choose exile or slavery
1861 - Territories of Nevada & Colorado created
1862 - Opera "La Reine de Saba," premieres in Paris
1863 - Confederate raider "Nashville" sinks near Fort McAllister Georgia
1864 - -Mar 3rd] Skirmish at Albemarle County Virginia (Burton's Ford)
1864 - -Mar 4th) Raid at Kilpatrick's Richmond
1870 - The Bulgarian Exarchate is established by decree of Sultan Abd-ul-Aziz of the Ottoman
           Empire.
1871 - 2nd Enforcement Act gives federal control of congressional elections
1878 - US congress authorizes large-size silver certificate
1879 - "Exodus of 1879" southern blacks flee political/economic exploitation
1882 - 1st US college cooperative store opens, at Harvard U
1883 - 1st US vaudeville theater opens (Boston)
1888 - Ferry in San Pablo Bay explodes
1888 - Vincent d'Indy's Wallenstein-trilogy, premieres
1891 - Oscar Grundén skates world record 500m (50.8 sec)
1893 - Edward Acheson, Penn, patents an abrasive he names "carborundum"
1896 - France dismisses Queen Ranavalona of Madagascar
1900 - General Buller's troops relieve Ladysmith Natal
1902 - Jules Massenets opera premieres in Monte Carlo
1903 - Barney Dreyfuss & James Potter buys Philadelphia Phillies for $170,000
1904 - Vincent d'Indy's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres
1906 - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Queen's U (Kingston Ont) in 2 games
1908 - Failed assassination attempt on Shah Mohammed Ali in Teheran
1912 - Victor Trumper's last Test Cricket innings c Woolley b Barnes 50
1913 - 6.8-m, 4000-kg elephant seal killed, South Georgia (S Atlantic)
1914 - Construction begins on Tower of Jewels for the Exposition (SF)
1917 - AP reports Mexico & Japan will allie with Germany if US enters WW I
1917 - Russian Duma sets up Provisional Committee; workers set up Soviets
1920 - Maurice Ravel's "Le tombeau de Couperin," premieres
1922 - Egypt regains independence from Britain, but British troops remain
1922 - KHQ-AM in Spokane WA begins radio transmissions
1923 - Swedish king Gustaaf V begins state visit to Netherlands
1924 - US begins intervention in Honduras
1925 - "Tea For Two" by Marion Harris hit #1
1925 - Congress authorizes a special handling stamp
1925 - Longest win streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (9 games)
1925 - Theater Museum of Amsterdam forms
1929 - Chic Black Hawks lose record NHL 15th straight game at home
1931 - Canadian Rugby Union adopts the forward pass
1931 - Oswald Mosley founds his New Party
1933 - 1st female in cabinet: Francis Perkins appointed Secretary of Labor
1933 - German Pres Von Hindenburg abolishes free expression of opinion
1933 - Hitler disallows German communist party (KPD)
1935 - Amsterdam Hotel of the Red Lion gets sidewalk permit
1935 - Wallace Carothers manufactures 1st nylon polymer
1939 - Great-Britain recognizes Franco-regime in Spain
1939 - The first issue of Serbian weekly magazine Politikin zabavnik is published.
1939 - The erroneous word "Dord" is discovered in the Webster's New International Dictionary,
           Second Edition, prompting an investigation.
1940 - 1st televised basketball game (U of Pitts beats Fordham U, 50-37)
1940 - Richard Wright's "Native Son" published
1940 - US population at 131,669,275 (12,865,518 blacks (9.8%))
1941 - 39 U Boats (197,000 ton) sunk this month
1941 - British-Italian dogfight above Albania
1942 - 1st weapon drop on Netherlands
1942 - Japanese land in Java, last Allied bastion in Dutch East Indies
1942 - Race riot, Sojourner Truth Homes, Detroit
1943 - "Porgy & Bess" opens on Broadway with Anne Brown & Todd Duncan
1943 - 63 U Boats (359,300 ton) sinks this month
1947 - Anti Kuomintang demonstration on Taiwan
1947 - 228 Incident: In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with the loss of 30,000 civilian lives.
1950 - "Alive & Kicking" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 46 perfs
1951 - French government of Pleven dissolves
1951 - Senate committee reports of at least 2 major US crime syndicates
1953 - Stalin meets with Beria, Bulganin, Khrushchev & Malenkov
1954 - Patty Berg/Pete Cooper wins LPGA Orlando Mixed Golf Tournament
1954 - US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
1956 - 13 die in a train crash in Swampscott Mass
1956 - Forrester issued a patent for computer core memory
1957 - Jockey Johnny Longden's 5,000th career victory
1958 - West Indies 1-504 in reply to Pakistan 328, day 3 of 3rd Test Cricket
1959 - "Goldilocks" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 161 perfs
1959 - Ice Dance Championship at Colo Springs USA won by Denny & Jones of GRB
1959 - Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Wagner & Paul of CAN
1959 - Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Colo Spr won by Carol Heiss USA
1959 - Launch of Discoverer 1 (WTR)-1st polar orbit
1959 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Colo Spr won by David Jenkins USA
1959 - NFL trade, Chicago Cards trade Ollie Matson to LA Rams for 9 players
1960 - 8th winter Olympic games close at Squaw Valley, Colo
1960 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
1960 - US wins Olympic hockey gold medal by defeating Canada
1961 - JFK names Henry Kissinger special advisor
1962 - WMGM-AM in New York City changes call letters to WHN
1966 - Cavern Club (Beatles hangout) in Liverpool closes
1966 - Sandy Koufax & Don Drysdale begin a joint holdout against Dodgers
1967 - Wilt Chamberlain sinks NBA record 35th consecutive field goal
1968 - Pirate Radio Hauraki, off NZ, returns to the air
1969 - Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Spr won by Towler & Ford of GBR
1969 - Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Spr won by Rodnina & Ulanov of URS
1969 - Ladies Figure Skating Champion in Colo Spr won by Gabriele Seyfert GDR
1969 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Colo Springs won by Tim Wood USA
1970 - "Georgy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 4 performances
1970 - Bicycles permitted to cross Golden Gate Bridge
1970 - Caroline Walker runs world female record marathon (3:02:53)
1970 - KIIN (now KUN) TV channel 12 in Iowa City, IA (PBS) 1st broadcast
1970 - WUTR TV channel 20 in Utica-Rome, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
1971 - WDRB TV channel 41 in Louisville, KY (IND) begins broadcasting
1971 - 53rd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at PGA Natl FL Jack Nicklaus wins his 2nd
           golf grand slam
1972 - George Harrison is involved in a minor car accident
1972 - Pres Richard Nixon ends historic week-long visit to China
1972 - The Asama-Sanso incident ends in Japan.
1973 - Suriname government of Sedney arrests 13 union leaders
1974 - Ethiopian government of Makonnen forms
1974 - Labour Party wins British parliamentary election
1974 - Taiwan police shoots into crowd
1974 - US & Egypt re-form diplomatic relations after 7 years
1975 - 41 killed in London Underground, as train speeds past final stop
1975 - EG signs accord of Lome with 46 developing countries
1975 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1975 - A major tube train crash at Moorgate station, London kills 43 people.
1976 - 18th Grammy Awards: Love Will Keep Us Together, Natalie Cole wins
1976 - Ceuta & Melilla (Spanish Morocco) are last European African possession
1976 - Spain withdraws from Western Sahara
1977 - 1st killer whale born in captivity (Marineland, LA California)
1977 - Harbor strike in Rotterdam/Amsterdam ends
1979 - Ernest Thompson's "On Golden Pond," premieres in NYC
1980 - "The Well-Tuned Piano" by La Monte Young premieres (takes 4 h 12 m)
1980 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1981 - Calvin Murphy (Hou), sets NBA record with 78 consecutive free throws
1981 - China PR throws out Neth ambassador due to submarine sale to Taiwan
1982 - AT & T looses record $7 BILLION for fiscal year ending on this day
1982 - Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Arizona Copper Golf Classic
1982 - FALN (PR Nationalist Group) bombs Wall Street
1983 - Last broadcast of "M*A*S*H" on CBS-TV
1983 - Final TV episode of "M*A*S*H" airs (CBS); record 125 million watch
1984 - 26th Grammy Awards: Beat It, Michael Jackson wins 8
1986 - European Economic Community sign "Special Act" for Europe free trade
1986 - Peter Uberroth suspended 7 baseball players for 1 year, after they admitted in Curtis Strong's
           trial in September, they used drugs
1988 - 15th Winter Olympic games close at Calgary, Canada
1988 - Anti-Armenian pogrom in Azerbaijan, 30 killed
1988 - Pat Verbeek becomes 1st NJ Devil to score 4 goals in an NHL game
1988 - Yvonne van Gennip skates world record 5 km ladies (7:14.13)
1989 - Gretchen Polhemus, 23, (Texas), crowned 38th Miss USA
1989 - Memo by Brian Gumbel criticizing Today Show co-workers becomes public
1989 - Red Schoendienst & Al Barlick elected to baseball's Hall of Fame
1990 - Dutch police seize 3,000 kg of cocaine
1990 - US 65th manned space mission STS 36 (Atlantis 6) launches into orbit
1991 - "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre Carre, Amsterdam
1991 - "Speed of Darkness" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 36 performances
1991 - Don Mattingly named 10th NY Yankee Captain
1991 - Noureddine Morceli runs world record 1500m indoor (3:34:16)
1991 - US & allied forces grant Iraq a cease fire
1993 - "Anna Christie" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 54 performances
1993 - 7th American Comedy Award: Seinfeld wins
1993 - Gun battle erupts at Waco Texas between FBI & Branch Davidians
1993 - Iolanda Chen triple jumps world indoor record hop step (14.46m)
1994 - 100 agents raid Branch Davidian compound at Waco Texas
1994 - Brady Law, imposing a wait-period to buy a hand-gun, went into effect
1995 - Denver International Airport opens
1996 - 38th Grammy Awards: Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morisette wins
1997 - Earthquake in Pakistan, kills 45
1997 - FBI agent Earl Pitts pleads guilty to selling secrets to Russia
1997 - Smokers must prove they are over 18 to purchase cigarettes in US
1997 - The North Hollywood shootout takes place.
1998 - "View From the Bridge," closes at Criterion Theater NYC
1998 - Vancouver Canucks Mark Messier is 4th NHLer to get 1,600 points
1998 - First flight of RQ-4 Global Hawk, the first unmanned aerial vehicle certified to file its own flight
           plans and fly regularly in U.S. civilian airspace.
1998 - Kosovo War: Serbian police begin the offensive against the Kosovo Liberation Army in
           Kosovo.
2001 - The Nisqually Earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hits the Nisqually Valley and the
           Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia area of the U.S. state of Washington.
2001 - Six passengers and four railway staff are killed and a further 82 people suffer serious injuries
           in the Selby rail crash.
2004 - Over 1 million Taiwanese participating in the 228 Hand-in-Hand Rally form a 500-kilometre
          (300-mile) long human chain to commemorate the 228 Incident in 1947
2005 - Lebanon's pro-Syrian prime minister, Omar Karami, resigns amid large anti-Syria street
           demonstrations in Beirut.
2005 - A suicide bombing at a police recruiting centre in Al Hillah, Iraq kills 127.
2007 - Jupiter flyby of the New Horizons Pluto-observer spacecraft.
2008 - Former Prime Minister of Thailand Thaksin Shinawatra is arrested on corruption charges upon
           returning to Thailand after months of exile.
2012 - Occupy London protesters evicted from St Paul's Cathedral
2012 - Discovery of the largest prehistoric penguin, Kairuku grebneffi, at nearly 5ft tall

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This Day in History for 28th February


Famous Weddings


1922 - English princess Mary marries Viscount Lascelles at Westminister Abbey
1993 - Tony Curtis weds Lisa Deutsch as his 4th wife

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Famous Divorces


1998 - "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (31) divorces Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee (35) after       
            3 years of marriage

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This Day in History for 28th February


Famous Birthdays


                                             
Chemist & Peace Activist                                 Racing Car Driver                          Economist Paul Krugman (1953)
 Linus Pauling (1901)                                   Mario Andretti (1940)


1155 - Henry the Young King, son of Henry II of England (d. 1183)
1261 - Margaret of Scotland, queen of Norway (d. 1283)
1409 - Elisabeth II of Bohemia (d. 1442)
1533 - Michel de Montaigne, France, essayist/philosopher
1552 - Jost/Jobst Bürgi, Swiss clockmaker and mathematician (d. 1632)
1573 - Elias Hill, German architect/city builder (Augsburg)
1612 - John Pearson, English theologian (d. 1686)
1616 - Kaspar Forster, composer
1632 - Jean-Baptiste Lully, Florence Italy, composer
1663 - Thomas Newcomen, English co-inventor (steam engine)
1670 - Benjamin Wadsworth, American President of Harvard University (d. 1737)
1675 - Guillaume Delisle, French cartographer (d. 1726)
1683 - René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, French scientist (d. 1757)
1690 - Aleksei P Romanov, Russia, son of Peter the Great
1704 - Louis Godin, French astronomer (d. 1760)
1712 - Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, French military commander (d. 1759)
1724 - George Townshend, 1st Marquess Townshend, British field marshal (d. 1807)
1747 - Justin Morgan, composer
1750 - Ignacy Potocki, Polish foreign minister
1764 - Robert Haldane, Scottish theologist/philanthropist
1771 - French Jozef Kinsoen, Flemish portrait painter
1786 - D Francois J Arago, French astronomer/physicist/politician
1792 - Karl Earnest Ritter von Baer, Estonian/German embryologist
1797 - Mary Lyon, US, educator (Mt Holyoke) (Hall of Fame)
1797 - W Frederik K, prince of Netherlands/general/admiral (10 day campaign)
1810 - Reinier C Bakhuizen van de Brink, Dutch historian
1817 - James Craig, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1888
1820 - John Tenniel, England, cartoonist/illustrator (Alice in Wonderland)
1822 - Matthew Duncan Ector, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1879
1823 - Ernest Renan, French philosopher/historian/scholar of religion
1824 - Charles Blondin, France, acrobat/aerialist
1824 - John Creed Moore, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1910
1825 - Quincy Adams Gillmore, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1888
1833 - Alfred von Schlieffen, Count/Prussian general-fieldmarshal
1838 - Maurice Lévy, French engineer (d. 1910)
1840 - Henri Duveyrier, French explorer (d. 1892)
1841 - Adrien Albert Marie de Mun, French politician (d. 1914)
1850 - Hermann Schell, German theologist/philosopher (Gott und Geist)
1851 - Samuel W. McCall, 47th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1923)
1854 - Juliusz Zarebski, composer
1857 - Gustave Adolph Kerker, composer
1858 - Jacob P Vis, Dutch industrialist (founder NV Royal Salt Industries)
1865 - Arthur Symons, Welsh poet/critic/co-founder (Savoy)
1865 - Wilfred Grenfell, England, medical missionary
1866 - Vyacheslav I Ivanov, Russian philosopher/classical/poet [OS=2/16]
1874 - Soledad Jiminez, Santander Spain, actor (Phantom ofthe Range)
1875 - Viliam Figus, composer
1876 - John Alden Carpenter, Chicago Illinois, composer (Sea Drift)
1877 - Sergei Bortkiewicz, composer
1878 - Pierre Fatou, French mathematician (d. 1929)
1878 - Artur Kapp, Estonian composer (d. 1952)
1882 - Geraldine Farrar, US soprano/actress (Story of American Singer)
1882 - Jose Vasconcelos, Oaxaca Mexico, politician/essayist/philosopher
1882 - Richard Heinrich Stein, composer
1886 - Jose Gutierrez Solana, Spanish painter/author (Madrid Escenas)
1886 - Max Vasmer, German slavic (La Tertulia de Pombo)
1887 - William Zorach, Lithuania, US sculptor (Spirit of the Dance)
1889 - Victor Sutherland, Paducah KY, actor (Captive City)
1890 - Vaslav Nijinsky, Kiev Ukraine, ballet dancer (3/12 NS)
1893 - Ben Hecht, NYC, novelist/playwright/screenwriter (Front Page)
1895 - Guiomar Novaes, Brazil, pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit)
1895 - Marcel Pagnol, French playwright/director (Marchands de Gloire)
1896 - Philip Showalter Hench, Pittsburgh, physician (cortisone-Nobel)
1898 - Molly Picon, Yiddish actress (Milk & Honey)
1899 - Frederick Denison Maurice Hocking, pathologist
1900 - Laura Z Hobson, writer
1900 - Wolfram Hirth, German pilot (d. 1959)
1901 - Linus Pauling, Portland, Oregon, American chemist/peace activist (Nobel 1954, 1962)
1901 - Rudolf W Nilsen, Norwegian poet (Hverdagen)
1903 - Vincente Minnelli, American film director (d. 1986)
1905 - Glyn Jones, writer
1906 - Bugsy Siegel, gangster created casinos in Las Vegas
1907 - Milton Caniff, Hillsboro Ohio, Dutch cartoonist (Terry & Pirates)
1908 - Billie Bird, American actress (d. 2002)
1908 - Alexander Golitzen, American art director (d. 2005)
1909 - Olan Soule, La Harpe Ill, actor (My 3 Sons, Arnie)
1909 - Stephen Harold Spender, Engld, poet/critic (Vienna, Edge of Darkness)
1910 - Roman Maciejewski, composer
1910 - Vincente Minnelli, Chicago IL, director (American in Paris, Gigi)
1911 - Amir Hamzah, Indonesian poet (Njanji Sunji)
1912 - Helmut Coing, German lawyer/director (Max-Planck-institute)
1912 - Clara Petacci, Italian mistress of Benito Mussolini (d. 1945)
1914 - Jim Boles, Lubbock Tx, actor (Joe-One Man's Family)
1915 - Peter Medawar, England, zoologist, immunologist (Nobel 1953)
1915 - Zero "Samuel" Mostel, Brooklyn, actor (Fiddler on the Roof)
1917 - Hans Deutgen, Sweden, world champion archer
1917 - John B Connally, (Gov/Sen-D/R-Tx), took a bullet with JFK
1918 - Alfred Burke, London England, actor (Backfire)
1920 - Edward Kassner, music publisher
1920 - Jim Olin, (Rep-D-VA, 1983- )
1920 - Marjorie M Sweeting, English geomorphologist
1921 - John Bouber, [Blom], actor/author (Fool of Heideloo)
1921 - Vladimir Sommer, composer
1921 - Pierre Clostermann, French World War II pilot (d. 2006)
1923 - Charles Durning, Highland Falls NY, actor (Fury, Sting, Tootsie), (d. 2012)
1924 - Robert A Roe, (Rep-D-NJ, 1969- )
1925 - Harry H Corbett, Rangoon Burma, actor (Steptoe & Son, Jabberwacky)
1926 - Seymour Shifrin, composer
1926 - Stanley Glasser, composer
1926 - Svetlana Alliluyeva, daughter of Josef Stalin/author (My Life)
1927 - Bernard Frank, oriental scholar/writer
1927 - John Swire, British aircraft magnate (Cathay Pacific)
1928 - Bettye Ackerman, Cottageville SC, actress (Maggie Graham-Ben Casey)
1928 - Tom Aldredge, Dayton OH, actor (What About Bob, Nurse, Mind Snatchers)
1929 - Frank O Gehry, architect (Galleria-Oklahoma City)
1929 - Hayden Fry, American football coach
1929 - John Montague, Irish poet
1929 - Joseph Rouleau, French Canadian bass opera singer
1930 - Frank Malzone, baseball player
1930 - Leon Cooper, US physicist (Nobel 1972)
1930 - Bruce Dawe, Australian poet
1931 - Gavin MacLeod, Mt Kisco NY, actor (Murray-Mary Tyler Moore, Love Boat)
1931 - Gustav Thoni, Italy, skiier (World Cup-1971, 72, 73, 75)
1931 - Jack Thieuloy, writer
1931 - Iajuddin Ahmed, Bikrampur, British Raj, President (Bangladesh, 2002-2009), (d. 2012)
1932 - Brian Moore, British commentator (Big Match)
1932 - Don Francks, Vancouver, actor (Terminal Choice, Finian's Rainbow)
1933 - Robert Grondelaers, Belgian cyclist (d.1989)
1933 - Miro Steržaj, Slovenian 9-pin bowler
1933 - Rein Taagepera, Estonian politician
1934 - Willie Bobo, NYC, jazz drummer (Cos)
1935 - Clive Halse, cricketer (S Afr fast bowler on 1963-64 Aust/NZ tour)
1938 - Martin Olav Sabo, (Rep-D-MN, 1979- )
1939 - Charles Brown, Cin Oh, featherweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1964)
1939 - John Fahey, singer (Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death)
1939 - Tommy Tune, Wichita Falls Tx, dancer/choreographer (Boyfriend)
1940 - Joe South, Atlanta, Georgia, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Games People Play),
           (d. 2012)
1940 - Mario Andretti, Italian American race-car driver (1969 Indianapolis 500, 1978 Formula One
           World Champion)
1941 - Alice May Brock, author
1941 - Marty Sanders, rock vocalist
1942 - Frank Bonner, Little Rock AR, actor (WKRP, Hoax, You Can't Hurry Love)
1942 - Brian Jones, [Lewis Brian Hopkins Jones], English rock guitarist (Rolling Stones)
1942 - Dino Zoff, Italian footballer
1943 - Barbara Acklin, [Allen], Chicago, R&B singer (Love Makes a Woman)
1943 - Donny Iris, singer
1943 - Hans F Dijkstal, Dutch minister of the Interior (VVD, 1994-)
1943 - Charles Bernstein, American composer
1944 - Colin Nutley, director/writer (Such is Life, Black Jack)
1944 - Kelly Bishop, CO, actress (Unmarried Woman, Advice to Lovelorn)
1944 - Sepp Maier, German footballer
1945 - Charles "Bubba" Smith, Tx, NFLer (Balt Colts)/actor (Police Academy)
1945 - Mimsy Farmer, Chicago Ill, actress (Devil's Angel, Road to Salina)
1945 - Ronnie Rosman, rocker (Tommy James Shondells-Crystal Blue Persuasion)
1946 - Graham Vivian, cricketer (son of Giff, 5 Tests for NZ 1965-72)
1946 - Robin Cook, British politician (d. 2005)
1947 - Stephanie Beacham, England, (Devil's Widow, Schizo, Dallas, Colbys)
1948 - Bernadette Peters, [Lazzara], Queens NY, actress (Jerk)
1948 - Mercedes Ruehl, Queens NY, actress (Lost in Yonkers, Crazy People)
1948 - Willie Donnell Smith
1948 - Mike Figgis, English director
1950 - Ilene Graff, Bkln NY, actress (Marsha-Mr Belvedere)
1950 - Stephen Chatman, composer
1951 - Gustavo Thoeni, Italy, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1972)
1951 - Karsan Ghavri, cricketer (Indian lefty medium pacer early 80s)
1951 - Bill Cratty, American modern dancer and choreographer (d. 1998)
1952 - Cristina Raines, [Tina Herazo], Manila Phil, actress (Sentinel)
1952 - Eddie Manion, saxophonist
1952 - Jennie Lynn, San Diego California, actress (Love & Marriage)
1952 - Melissa Babish, SC, swimmer (Olympic)
1952 - William Finn, American composer
1953 - Ricky "Dragon" Steamboat, [Richard Blood], wrestler (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA)
1953 - Ingo Hoffmann, Brazilian racing driver
1953 - Paul Krugman, American economist and New York Times columnist (Nobel Prize in Economics
           2008)
1954 - Brian Billick, American football coach
1955 - Adrian Dantley, Wash DC, NBA forward (Olympic-gold-1976, Utah Jazz)
1955 - Gilbert Gottfried, comedian (Beverly Hills Cop)
1955 - Randy Jackson, New Orleans, guitarist (Zebra-Tell Me What You Want)
1956 - Jimmy Nicholl, Canadian-born Northern Irish footballer
1956 - Mike Tenay, American wrestling commentator
1957 - Cindy Wilson, Athens Georgia, rock vocalist (B-52's-Love Shack)
1957 - Ian Smith, cricket wicket-keeper (NZ of the 80's)
1957 - Ian Stanley, keyboardist
1957 - Jeff Woodland, Papua New Guinea, Nike golfer (1991 Dakota Dunes Open)
1957 - John Turturro, Bkln, actor (Brain Donor, Color of Money, Jungle Fever)
1957 - Phil Gould, rock percussionist (Level 42-Hot Water)
1957 - Paul Delph, American musician and producer (d. 1996)
1957 - Ainsley Harriott, British celebrity chef
1958 - Christine Lathan-Brehmer, German DR, 400m runner (Oly-gold-76)
1958 - Mark Pavelich, NHLer (NY Rangers)
1958 - Jeanne Mas, French singer and actress
1959 - Sydney P Mufamadi, South African leader (SACP)
1960 - Dorothy Stratten, Vancouver BC, playmate (August, 1979) (Galixina)
1961 - Barry McGuigan, British(?) boxer
1961 - Wayne Smith, Albany WA, Australasia golfer
1961 - Eric Bachelart, Belgian racing driver
1962 - Angela Bailey, England, Canadian 4X100m relayer (Olympic-silver-1984)
1962 - Chunli Li, Auckland NZ, table tennis player (Olympics-96)
1962 - Rae Dawn Chong, Edmonton Alberta, actress (Quest for Fire)
1962 - Steve Tsujiura, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
1963 - Claudio Chiappucci, Italian cyclist
1964 - Djamolidine Abdoujaparov, Uzbekistan cyclist
1965 - Duane Ferrell, NBA forward (SF Warriors, Indiana Pacers)
1965 - Mikko Makela, Tampere Finland, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)
1966 - Erik van Kessel, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
1966 - Jan Varholik, Kosice CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia)
1966 - Tim Goad, NFL defensive tackle (Cleveland Browns)
1966 - Vincent Askew, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics, Trailblazers)
1966 - Paulo Futre, Portuguese footballer
1967 - Antone Davis, NFL tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles)
1967 - Jeff[rey] Pfaendtner, Detroit, rower (Olympics-bronze-1996)
1967 - Marcus Lillington, rock guitarist (Breathe-All I Need)
1967 - Colin Cooper, English footballer
1968 - J T Snow, US baseball 1st baseman (NY Yankees, California Angels)
1968 - Mike Milchin, Knoxville TN, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
1969 - Elisa Fiorillo, singer (Forgive Me For Dreaming)
1969 - Robert Sean Leonard, NJ, actor (Dead Poets Society, Mr & Mrs Bridge)
1969 - Shawn McEachern, Waltham MA, NHL forward (Boston Bruins, Senators)
1969 - Butch Leitzinger, American race car driver
1969 - Tor Øivind Ødegaard, Norwegian track runner
1969 - Patrick Monahan, American singer (Train)
1970 - Jan Varholik, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia 1998)
1970 - Mika Stromberg, Helsinki FIN, hockey defenseman (Team Finland)
1970 - Noureddine Morceli, Algeria, 1500m runner (Olympics-gold-96)
1970 - Daniel Handler, American writer, better known as Lemony Snicket
1971 - John Buchanan, actor (Sidekicks, Black Stallion, Family Man)
1971 - Tristan Louis, American writer
1971 - Junya Nakano, Japanese composer
1971 - Peter Stebbings, Canadian actor
1972 - Melisa Moses, Jacksonville FL, diver (Olympics-4th-96)
1972 - Scott Gragg, NFL tackle (NY Giants)
1972 - Rory Cochrane, American actor
1973 - Demetrice Martin, WLAF cornerback (Scotland Claymores)
1973 - Denard Walker, cornerback (Tennessee Oilers)
1973 - Eric Lindros, London Ontario, NHL center (Phila Flyers)
1973 - Gary Walker, NFL defensive tackle/defensive end (Houston Oilers)
1973 - Henry Bailey, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1973 - Nicolas Minassian, French racing driver
1974 - Katie Allen, Australian field hockey full back/half back (Olympics-96)
1974 - Kevin Abrams, cornerback (Detroit Lions)
1974 - Michael Manasseri, actor (License to Drive)
1974 - Michael Swift, WLAF CB (Rhein Fire)
1974 - Lee Carsley, Irish footballer
1975 - Azhar Mahmood, cricket pace bowler (Pakistani ODI 1996)
1975 - Mike Rucker, American football player
1976 - Angie Kennedy, Nambour QLD Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1976 - Ali Larter, American actress and model
1976 - Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge, Canadian actor
1977 - Aki-Petteri Berg, NHL defenseman (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998, Kings)
1977 - Debbie Koegel, Norristown Pa, dance skater (& Oleg Fediukov)
1977 - Jason Aldean, American country singer
1978 - Marissa Perez, Miss Connecticut Teen USA (1996)
1978 - Jeanne Cherhal, French Singer-songwriter
1978 - Benjamin Raich, Austrian Olympic skier
1978 - Jamaal Tinsley, American basketball player
1978 - Mariano Zabaleta, Argentine tennis player
1979 - Virginia Ledgerwood, Chester Va, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)
1979 - Sébastien Bourdais, French racing driver
1979 - Primož Peterka, Slovenian ski jumper
1979 - Michael Bisping, English mixed martial artist
1979 - Ivo Karlović, Croatian tennis player
1980 - Pascal Bosschaart, Dutch footballer
1980 - Piotr Giza, Polish footballer
1980 - Lucian Bute, Romanian-born Quebec boxer
1980 - Tayshaun Prince, American basketball player
1981 - Brian Bannister, American baseball player
1981 - Florent Serra, French tennis player
1982 - Natalia Vodianova, Russian supermodel
1984 - Ben Fagan, American musician and reality show contestant
1984 - Karolína Kurková, Czech supermodel
1985 - Fefe Dobson, Canadian singer
1985 - Jelena Janković, Serbian tennis player
1987 - Kerrea Gilbert, English footballer
1988 - Markéta Irglová, Czech songwriter and actress
1989 - Zhang Liyin, Chinese R&B singer
1991 - Sarah Bolger, Irish actress
2007 - Princess Lalla Khadija of Morocco

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #298 on: February 28, 2013, 07:33:06 PM »
This Day in History for 28th February


Famous Deaths



Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe (1953)


642 - Oswald, English missionary/saint, dies in battle
1261 - Hendrik, duke of Brabant (1248-61), dies
1326 - Duke Leopold I of Austria (b. 1290)
1453 - Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine (b. 1400)
1485 - Niclas, Graf von Abensberg, German soldier (b. 1441)
1510 - Juan de la Cosa, Spanish cartographer and explorer
1525 - Cuauhtémoc, Aztec ruler
1572 - Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (b. 1505)
1573 - Jan "Hans" Liefrinck, Flemish engraver/publisher, dies at about 54
1609 - Paul Sartorius, composer, dies at 39
1618 - Filips Willem, Prince of Orange, dies at 63
1621 - Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1590)
1626 - Cyril Tourneur, English poet/dramatist, dies at about 51
1638 - Claude G Bachet de Meziriac, French mathematician/poet, dies at 56
1638 - Henri duc de Rohan, French soldier/Huguenot leader, dies
1665 - Lodewijk van Nassau, Dutch governor (Bois-le-Duc), dies
1737 - Hercule Brehy, composer, dies at 63
1742 - Willem J 's-Gravesande, Dutch physicist, dies at 53
1746 - Hermann von der Hardt, German historian (b. 1660)
1781 - Richard Stockton, US attorney (signed Decl of Ind), dies at 50
1784 - Phillis Wheatly, poetess, dies
1786 - John Gwynn, English architect and engineer (b. 1713)
1788 - Thomas Cushing, American Continental Congressman (b. 1725)
1796 - Friedrich Wilhelm Rust, composer, dies at 56
1818 - Adriaan Loosjes Pzn, Dut publisher/writer (Moral Stories), dies at 56
1844 - Abel P Upshur, Secretary of State, dies in explosion on USS Princeton
1844 - Thommas W Gilmer, Navy Secretary, dies in explosion on USS Princeton
1857 - André Dumont, Belgian geologist (b. 1809)
1876 - Charles Edward Horsley, composer, dies at 53
1903 - Girolamo/Jeromin de Rada, Albanian poet, dies at 88
1905 - Joseph C Juglar, French physician/economist, dies at 85
1912 - Bill Storer, English cricket wicketkeeper (6 Tests 1897-99), dies
1913 - Elephant seal, 6.8-m, 4000-kg, killed in S Georgia (South Atlantic)
1916 - Henry James, US/British writer (Bostonians), dies in London at 72
1922 - Vicente Lleo, composer, dies at 51
1925 - Friedrich Ebert, soc-dem president Germany, dies
1929 - Clemens Freiherr von Pirquet, Austrian artist (React of P), dies at 54
1929 - John Ebenezer West, composer, dies at 65
1931 - Ban Johnson, created (baseball's AL), dies after a long illness
1932 - Guillaume Bigourdan, French astronomer (b. 1851)
1935 - Alexander W F Idenburg, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1909-16), dies at 73
1935 - Chiquinha Gonzaga, Brazilian composer (b. 1847).
1936 - Pedro Munoz Seca, La Caraba/La oca, dies at 55
1936 - Charles Nicolle, French bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b.
           1866)
1940 - Johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81
1941 - King Alfonso XIII of Spain (b. 1886)
1949 - Stanley Robert Marchant, composer, dies at 65
1953 - Jim Thorpe, versatile American athlete (Olympics-gold-1912), dies at 64
1956 - Emile Buisson, French murderer executed (b. 1902)
1959 - Maxwell Anderson, US dramatist (Key Largo, Bath Seed), dies at 70
1960 - F S Flint, British translator/poet (imagist movement), dies at 74
1960 - Jonathan Hale, actor (Blondie), shoots himself at 68
1961 - Joris Vriamont, Flemish writer/music publisher, dies at 64
1962 - Harold Ogden "Chic" Johnson, comedian (Olsen & Johnson), dies at 70
1963 - Theodore Newton, actor (Voltaire, Ace of Aces), dies at 58
1963 - Rajendra Prasad, First President of India (b. 1884)
1964 - Dirk HW Filarski, painter/lithographer (Bergen School), dies at 78
1965 - Adolf Scharf, president of Austria (1957-65), dies at 74
1966 - Charles A Bassett II, astronaut, dies at 34, in a crash of T-38 jet
1966 - Elliot McKay See Jr, astronaut, dies at 38 in T-38 jet crash
1967 - Henry Luce, American publisher (b. 1898)
1968 - Doretta Morrow, actress (Because You're Mine), dies at 41
1968 - Juanita Hall, actress (Capt Billy), dies at 66
1972 - Victor Barna, table tennis champ, dies
1973 - Cecil Kellaway, actor (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies at 78
1973 - Hope Landin, actress (I Remember Mama, Sugarfoot), dies at 79
1974 - Mees Toxopeus, Dutch rescue-vessel captain, dies at 89
1975 - Istvan Kardos, composer, dies at 83
1977 - Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies at 71
1978 - Eric Frank Russell, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space), dies at 73
1978 - Philip Ahn, LA California, actor (Master Kan-Kung Fu), dies at 66
1978 - Philip Ahn, American actor (b. 1905)
1979 - Jane Hylton, English actress (Adv of Sir Lancelot), dies at 52
1979 - Mr Ed, talking horse, dies
1979 - Paul Alverdes, German writer (b. 1897)
1980 - Ian Alexander Ross Peebles, cricketer (45 wkts for England), dies
1984 - Leslie Walcott, cricketer (Test for WI v England 1930), dies
1985 - Charita Bauer, actress (Mary-Aldrich Family), dies at 62 in NYC
1985 - David Byron, English singer (Uriah Heep) (b. 1947)
1985 - Ray Ellington, English singer (b. 1916)
1986 - Sven Olof Palme, Swedish PM (1969-76, 82-86), assassinated at 59
1986 - Laura Z. Hobson, American novelist (b. 1900)
1987 - Anny Ondra, actress (Blackmail), dies at 83
1987 - Nora Kaye, US ballet dancer, dies at 67
1988 - Mikha`il Na'imah, Lebanese playwright, dies at 99
1989 - Hermann Burger, writer, dies at 46
1990 - Colin Milburn, cricketer (9 Tests for England, 654 runs), dies
1990 - Fabia Drake, actress (Nice Girl Like Me), dies at 86
1990 - Tuppy Owen-Smith, South African cricketer (batsman v England 1929), dies
1991 - Guillermo Ungo, member of El Salvador junta (1979-80), dies
1991 - Wassily Hoeffding, American statistician (b. 1914)
1992 - Angelique Pettyjohn, actress (Body Talk, Star Trek), dies at 49
1992 - Emilla Sherman, choreographer/rockette, dies
1992 - La Lupe, Cuban singer, dies of a heart attack in the Bronx at 53
1993 - Fer A Olthoff, Dutch WW II resistance fighter (Het Parool), dies
1993 - Franco Brusati, Italian dir/writer (Bread & Chocolate), dies at 70
1993 - Ishiro Honda, Japanese director/producer (Godzilla), dies at 81
1993 - Joyce Carey, [Lawrence], English actress (Number 27), dies at 94
1993 - Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (42nd Street, Dames), dies of cancer at 82
1994 - Aisin Giorro Pu Chieh, brother of Last Emperor of China, dies at 86
1994 - Buster Holmes, chef/restaurateur, dies at 88
1994 - Elbert "Skippy" Williams, tenor Sax player, dies at 77
1994 - George Osborne Sayles, historian, dies at 92
1994 - Leopoldina Poldi Feichtegger Gerhard, dies at 90
1994 - Pu Yi, brother of last Chinese emperor, Pu Yi, dies at 87
1995 - Herman "Ace" Wallace, blues guitarist/singer, dies at 69
1995 - Keith Rigg, cricketer (8 Tests for Australia 1931-37), dies
1995 - Max Rudolf, conductor, dies at 92
1996 - Daniel Chipenda, Angolan politician and field commander, dies at 64
1998 - Dermot Morgan, Irish actor and comedian (b. 1952)
1998 - Arkady Shevchenko, Soviet diplomat (b. 1930)
1999 - Christine Glanville, British Puppeteer (. 1924)
2002 - Mary Stuart, American actress (b. 1926)
2002 - Helmut Zacharias, German violinist (b. 1920)
2003 - Chris Brasher, English athlete (b. 1928)
2003 - Fidel Sánchez Hernández, President of El Salvador (b. 1917)
2003 - Roger Michael Needham, British cryptographer (b. 1935)
2003 - Rudolf Kingslake, Lens designer, and Engineer (b. 1903)
2004 - Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian, writer, and Librarian of Congress (b. 1914)
2004 - Carmen Laforet, famed Spanish novelist
2004 - Andres Nuiamäe, Estonian soldier (b. 1982)
2006 - Owen Chamberlain, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1920)
2007 - Baron Charles Forte, Italian-born hotelier (b. 1908)
2007 - Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. American historian and political commentator (b.1917)
2007 - Billy Thorpe, Australian musician (Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs) (b. 1946)
2008 - Mike Smith, English musician (The Dave Clark Five) (b. 1943)
2009 - Paul Harvey, American radio broadcaster (b. 1918)
2011 - Annie Girardot, French actress (b. 1931)
2011 - Peter Gomes, Harvard University Chaplain (b. 1942)

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Re: ~ On This Day in History ~
« Reply #299 on: March 01, 2013, 10:25:41 AM »
This Day in History for 1st March


Historical Events


                                             
Physicist/Nobel Laureate                         Country Singer Johnny Cash                     Comedian Charlie Chaplin
Henri Becquerel

                                   
Singer & Actress Liza Minnelli                    NHL all-time top scorer
                                                                          Wayne Gretzky


752 BC - Romulus, first king of Rome, celebrates the first Roman triumph after his victory over the
           Caeninenses, following the Rape of the Sabine Women.
86 BC - Lucius Cornelius Sulla, at the head of a Roman Republic army, enters Athens, removing the
            tyrant Aristion who was supported by troops of Mithridates VI of Pontus.
286 - Roman Emperor Diocletian raises Maximian to the rank of Caesar.
293 - Roman emperor Maximianus introduces tetrarchy
317 - Crispus and Constantine II, sons of Roman Emperor Constantine I, and Licinius Iunior, son of
         Emperor Licinius, are made Caesares
492 - St Felix III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
492 - St Gelasius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
705 - John VII begins his reign as Catholic Pope
743 - Slave export by Christians to heathen areas prohibited
918 - Balderik becomes bishop of Utrecht
1260 - Hulagu Khan, grandson of Genghis, conquerors Damascus
1382 - French Maillotin uprises against taxes
1420 - Pope Martinus I calls for crusade against the hussieten
1457 - The Unitas Fratrum is established in the village of Kunvald, on the Bohemian-Moravian
           borderland. It is to date the second oldest Protestant denomination.
1562 - Blood bath at Vassy: Gen de Guise allows 1200 huguenots murder
1565 - Portuguese soldier Estácio de Sá founds the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1587 - English parliament leader Peter Wentworth confined in London Tower
1591 - Pope Gregory XIV threatens to excommunicate French king Henri IV
1593 - The Uppsala Synod is summoned to confirm the exact forms of the Lutheran Church of
           Sweden.
1628 - Writs are issued in February by Charles I of England mandating that every county in England
          (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date.
1633 - Samuel de Champlain reclaims his role as commander of New France on behalf of Cardinal
           Richelieu.
1634 - Battle at Smolensk: Polish King Wladyslaw IV beats Russians
1642 - Georgeana (York) Maine became the 1st incorporated American city
1692 - Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, & Tituba arrest for witchcraft (Salem, MA)
1711 - "The Spectator" begins publishing (London)
1780 - Pennsylvania becomes 1st US state to abolish slavery (for new-borns only)
1781 - Continental Congress adopts Articles of Confederation
1784 - E Kidner opens 1st cooking school, in Great Britain
1785 - Philadelphia Society for the Promotion of Agriculture organized
1790 - 1st US census authorized
1792 - US Presidential Succession Act passed
1796 - 1st National Meeting in the Hague
1803 - Ohio becomes 17th state
1809 - Embargo Act of 1807 repealed & Non-Intercourse Act signed
1811 - Egyptian king Muhammad Ali Pasha oversees ceremonial murder of 500
1811 - French Civil Code of Criminal law accepted by Netherlands Mamelukes in Cairo's Citadel
1815 - Sunday observance in Netherlands regulated by law
1840 - Adolphe Thiers becomes prime minister of France.
1845 - President Tyler signs a resolution annexing the Republic of Texas
1847 - Michigan becomes 1st English-speaking jurisdiction to abolish the death penalty (except for
           treason against the state)
1852 - Archibald William Montgomerie, 13th Earl of Eglinton appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
1854 - SS City of Glasgow leaves Liverpool harbor & is never seen again
1854 - German psychologist Friedrich Eduard Beneke disappears; two years later his remains are
           found in a canal near Charlottenburg.
1859 - Present seal of SF adopted (its 2nd)
1864 - Louis Ducos du Hauron patents movie machine (never built)
1864 - Rebecca Lee (US) becomes 1st black woman to receive a medical degree
1866 - Paraguayan canoes sink 2 Brazilian ironclads on Rio Parana
1867 - Howard University, Washington DC, chartered
1867 - Most of Nebraska becomes 37th US state (expanded later)
1869 - Postage stamps showing scenes are issued for 1st time
1871 - J Milton Turner named minister to Liberia
1872 - Yellowstone becomes world's 1st national park
1873 - E. Remington and Sons in Ilion, New York begins production of the first practical typewriter.
1875 - Congress passes Civil Rights Act; invalidated by Supreme Ct, 1883
1876 - Guernsey Cattle Club forms (Farmington Conn)
1878 - First winter ascent of Aneto
1879 - Library of Hawaii founded
1886 - The Anglo-Chinese School, Singapore is founded by Bishop William Oldham.
1890 - 1st US edition of Sherlock Holmes (Study in Scarlet) published
1893 - Diplomatic Appropriation Act, authorizes the US rank of ambassador
1896 - Battle of Adwa: 80,000 Ethiopians destroy 20,000 Italians in Ethopia
1896 - Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity.
1904 - England regains cricket Ashes taking a 3-1 series lead v Australia
1909 - 1st US university school of nursing established, Univ of Minn
1910 - 3 passenger trains buried at Steven's Pass in Cascade Range. 118 die. Worst snow slide in
           US history
1912 - Capt Albert Berry performs 1st parachute jump from an airplane
1912 - Isabella Goodwin, 1st US woman detective, appointed, NYC
1913 - 1st state law requiring bonding of officers & state employees, ND
1913 - Federal income tax takes effect (16th amendment)
1914 - Dutch Minister of war H Colijn named director of British Petroleum
1914 - The Republic of China joins the Universal Postal Union.
1916 - Germany begins attacking ships in the Atlantic
1917 - 1st federal land bank chartered
1917 - U.S. government releases the plaintext of the Zimmermann Telegram to the public.
1919 - Demonstrations for Korean independence from Japan begin
1919 - March 1st Movement begins in Korea.
1920 - Austria becomes a kingdom again, under Adm Horthy
1920 - Buriat ASSR, in RSFSR, constituted
1921 - Australia Cricket team complete 5-0 drubbing of England
1921 - Rwanda ceded to England
1921 - Sailors revolt in Kronstadt Russia
1923 - Allies occupy Ruhrgebied: killing railroad striker
1924 - Germany's prohibition of Communist Party KPD lifted
1927 - Bank of Italy becomes a Natl Bank
1928 - Paul Whiteman & orchestra record "Ol' Man River" for Victor Records
1932 - Charles Lindbergh Jr (20 months), kidnapped in NJ; found dead May 12
1933 - Bank holidays declared in 6 states, to prevent run on banks
1934 - Henry Pu Yi crowned emperor Kang Teh of Manchuria
1934 - Primo Carnera beats Tommy Loughran in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1936 - The Hoover Dam is completed.
1936 - A strike occurs aboard the S.S. California, leading to the demise of the International Seamen's
          Union and the creation of the National Maritime Union.
1937 - 1st permanent automobile license plates issued (Ct)
1937 - Gov Wouters innaugrates the radio station on the Dutch Antilles
1937 - US Steel raises workers' wages to $5 a day
1939 - Japanese Imperial Army ammunition dump exploded at Hirakata, Osaka, Japan, killing 94.
1940 - 12th Academy Awards - "Gone with the Wind," R Donat & V Leigh win
1940 - Richard Wright's novel "Native Son" is published
1941 - "Captain America" appears in a comic book
1941 - 1st US commercial FM radio station goes on the air, Nashville, Tenn
1941 - Elmer Layden becomes 1st NFL commissioner
1941 - German troops invade Bulgaria
1941 - Himmler inspects Auschwitz concentration camp
1942 - 3 day Battle of Java Sea ends, US suffers a major naval defeat
1942 - Baseball decides that players in milt can't play when on furlough
1942 - J Milton Cage Jr's "Imaginary Landscape No 3," premieres in Chicago
1942 - Japanese troops occupy Kalidjati airport in Java
1942 - Suriname camp for NSB people opens to save Jews
1942 - Tito establishes 2nd Proletarit Brigade in Bosnia
1943 - Jewish old age home for disabled in Amsterdam raided
1944 - Massive strikes in Northern Italian towns
1944 - U-358 sinks in Atlantic
1945 - British 43rd Division under Gen Essame occupies Xanten
1945 - Chinese 30th division occupies Hsenwi
1945 - FDR announces success of Yalta Conference
1945 - Fieldmarshal Kesselring succeeds von Rundstedt as commander
1945 - US infantry regiment captures Mönchengladbach
1946 - British government takes control of Bank of England, after 252 years
1946 - Panama accepts its new constitution
1946 - The Bank of England is nationalised.
1947 - International Monetary Fund begins operation
1949 - Joe Louis retires as heavyweight boxing champ
1949 - The Browns, owners of Sportsman's Park, move to evict the Cardinals
1949 - Indonesia seizes Yogyakarta from the Dutch.
1950 - Chiang Kai-shek resumed the presidency of National China on Formosa
1950 - Klaus Fuchs sentenced to 14 years for atomic espionage (London)
1950 - USSR issues golden rubles
1952 - Egyptian government-Ali Maher Pasja resigns
1952 - Helgoland, in North Sea, returned to West Germany by Britain
1953 - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
1953 - KAUZ TV channel 6 in Wichita Falls, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 - KTNT (now KSTW) TV channel 11 in Tacoma-Seattle, WA (IND) begins
1953 - WJZ-AM in NYC becomes WABC; WJZ-TV in Baltimore final transmission
1953 - WTAJ TV channel 10 in Altoona, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 - Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke and collapses. He dies four days later.
1954 - 4 Puerto Ricans open fire in US house of reps injuring 5 reps
1954 - In spring training, Ted Williams breaks his collarbone
1954 - Rebellion during visit of pres Naguib in Khartoum Sudan, 30 die
1954 - US explodes 15 megaton hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll
1954 - Ted Williams fractures collarbone in 1st game of spring training after flying 39 combat
           missions without injury in Korean War
1955 - Israeli assault on Gaza, kills 48
1955 - KFAR (now KATN) TV channel 2 in Fairbanks, AK (ABC/NBC) 1st broadcast
1955 - Pakistan v India 5 Test Cricket series ends in a 0-0 draw
1956 - The International Air Transport Association finalizes a draft of the Radiotelephony spelling
          alphabet for the International Civil Aviation Organization.
1957 - "Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 123 perfs
1957 - KTWO TV channel 2 in Casper, WY (NBC/ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1957 - Kokomo the Chimp becomes Today Show animal editor
1958 - Gary Sobers 365* v Pak, 614 min, 38 fours, best Cricket before Lara
1958 - Sobers completes 446 stand for 2nd wicket with Conrad Hunte, 260
1958 - West Indies cricket declare at stumps score of 3-790 decl v Pakistan
1958 - Samuel Alphonsus Stritch, is appointed Pro-Prefect of the Propagation of Faith and thus
           becomes the first American member of the Roman Curia.
1959 - Archbishop Makarios returns to Cyprus after 3 years
1959 - Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Golden Triangle Festival Golf Tournament
1961 - Cellist Jacqueline du Prés debut in Wigmore Hall
1961 - President Kennedy establishes the Peace Corp
1962 - American Airlines 707 plunges nose 1st into Jamaica Bay NY killing 95
1962 - K-Mart opens
1962 - US/British nuclear test experiment in Nevada
1963 - 200,000 French mine workers strike
1965 - Australia suspends champ swimmer Dawn Fraser for 10-yrs for misconduct
1965 - Gas explosion kills 28 in apartment complex (La Salle, Quebec)
1965 - WPSX TV channel 3 in Clearfield, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 - Ba'ath-party takes power in Syria
1966 - Venera 3 becomes 1st man-made object to impact on a planet (Venus)
1967 - Dominica & St Lucia gain independence from Britain
1967 - House of Reps expels Rep Adam Clayton Powell Jr (307 to 116)
1967 - Queen Elizabeth Hall (South Bank Center) opens in London
1967 - WMET (now WHSW) TV channel 24 in Baltimore, MD (IND) 1st broadcast
1968 - NBC's unprecedented on-air announcement, Star Trek will return
1968 - Pirate Radio Atlantis South (England) begins test transmitting
1968 - Political Party Radikalen (PPR) established in Netherlands
1968 - Singers Johnny Cash (36) & June Carter (38) wed
1968 - Vatican City's Apostolic Constitution of 1967 goes into effect
1969 - "Red, White, & Maddox" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 41 perfs
1969 - After 88 weeks Sgt Pepper drops off the charts
1969 - Jim Morrison arrested for exposing himself at Dinner Key Auditorium
1969 - NY Yankees' Mickey Mantle retires
1969 - Pirate Radio 259 begins operation off the French coast
1970 - Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes world champion all-round ladies skater
1970 - Charles Manson's album "Lie" is released
1970 - End of US coml whale hunting
1970 - Kreisky's soc-democrats win Austrian parliamentary election
1970 - White government of Rhodesia declares independence from Britain
1971 - Bomb attack on the Capitol in Wash DC
1971 - Clandestine Radio Deutsche Reich (Germany) begins transmitting on FM
1972 - Club of Rome publishes report "Boundaries on the Growth"
1972 - David Rabe's "Sticks & Bones," premieres in NYC
1972 - KHMA TV channel 11 in Houma, LA (IND) begins broadcasting
1972 - Wilt Chamberlain is 1st NBA player to score 30,000 points
1973 - Robert Joffrey Dance Company opens
1973 - Robyn Smith becomes 1st female jockey to win a major race
1974 - George Harrison announces his concert tour of US in November
1974 - Ian & Greg Chappell make 264 partnership v NZ cricket at Wellington
1974 - Watergate grand jury indicts 7 presidential aides
1975 - 17th Grammy Awards: I Honestly Love You, Marvin Hamlisch win
1975 - Eagles' "Best of My Love" reaches #1
1975 - Colour television transmissions begin in Australia.
1977 - Bank of America adopts the name VISA for their credit cards
1977 - US extends territorial waters to 200 miles
1978 - "Timbuktu!" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 243 performances
1978 - Charlie Chaplin's coffin was stolen from a Swiss cemetery
1979 - "Sweeney Todd" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 557 performances
1980 - CTUC, Commonwealth Trade Union Council, established
1980 - Hilbert van der Duim becomes world champion all-round skater
1980 - Patti Smith & MC5 guitarist Fred Sonic Smith wed in Detroit
1980 - Snow falls in Florida
1981 - "Sophisticated Ladies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 767 perfs
1981 - Bobby Sands, IRA member, begins 65-day hunger strike (he dies)
1981 - Irish Rep Army Bobby Sand begins hunger strike in Maze Prison
1981 - Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic
1982 - 5 dies as ski lift malfunctions a Luz-Ardiden in Pyrenees
1982 - 5th Emmy Sports Award presentation
1982 - NY Times raises it's price from 25 cents to 30 cents
1982 - Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus, sends back data
1983 - Tamara McKinney becomes 1st US woman skier to win the World Cup
1983 - Tornado tears through LA, injuring 33 people
1984 - Landsat 5 & ham satellite Oscar 11 launched into polar orbit
1984 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR #3931 Batten, #4529
          Webern, #4530 Smoluchowski, #4818 Elgar, #5502 Brashear & #5943 Lovi
1985 - Liza Minnelli enters Betty Ford Drug Center
1985 - Milwaukee businessman Herb Kohl purchases the Milwaukee Bucks
1985 - Pentagon accepts theory that atomic war would cause a nuclear winter
1987 - Jane Geddes wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
1988 - Courtney Gibbs Eplin, 21, (Texas), crowned 37th Miss USA
1988 - Iraq says it launched 16 missiles into Tehran
1988 - Pontiac announces the end of the Fiero automobile
1988 - Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howe with his record 1,050th NHL assist
1989 - Ben Johnson's coach testifies Johnson began using steroids in 1981
1989 - Comet du Toit at perihelion
1989 - Julianne Philips & Bruce Springsteen divorce
1989 - The United States becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1990 - Benin nullifies its constitution
1990 - Luis Alberto Lacelle sworn in as president of Uruguay
1990 - Steve Jackson Games is raided by the United States Secret Service, prompting the later
          formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
1991 - US Embassy in Kuwait officially reopens
1992 - "Little Hotel on the Side" closes at Belasco NYC after 41 perfs
1992 - "Visit" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
1992 - Jenny Thompson swims 100m freestyle world record (1:01.40)
1992 - Nelson Diebel swims 100m freestyle US record (54.48 secs)
1993 - Authorities in Waco, Texas negotiate with Branch Davidians
1993 - George Steinbenner is reinstated as owner of NY Yankees
1993 - New expansion NHL team, owned by Disney, is named the Mighty Ducks
1994 - 36th Grammy Awards: I Will Always Love You, Toni Braxton wins
1994 - Martti Ahtisaari inaugurated as president of Finland
1994 - Senate rejectes a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution
1995 - 37th Grammy Awards: All I Want to Do, Streets of Phila, Sheryl Crow
1995 - Belgium ends military conscript
1995 - Jozef Oleksy succeeds Waldemar Pawlak on as premier of Poland
1995 - Julio Maria Sanguinetti sworn in as president of Uruguay
1995 - Part of Houston begins using new area code 281
1995 - Ukraine premier Vitaly Massol, resigns
1996 - Lenny Wilkens, winningest coach in NBA, coaches his 1,000th victory
1996 - New toll-free 888 area code introduced
1996 - Plans approved allowing traffic cameras High Harrington & Shap England
1997 - "Mandy Patinkin in Concert," opens at Lyceum Theater NYC
1997 - 5th annual ESPY Awards shown on TV
1998 - "Art," opens at Royale Theater NYC
1998 - Australian Ladies Masters Golf
2000 - The Constitution of Finland is rewritten.
2000 - Hans Blix assumes the position of Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC.
2002 - The peseta is discontinued as official currency of Spain and is replaced with the euro (€).
2002 - U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins in eastern Afghanistan.
2002 - The Envisat environmental satellite successfully reaches an orbit 800 kilometers (500 miles)
           above the Earth on its 11th launch, carrying the heaviest payload to date at 8500 kilograms
           (9.5 tons).
2003 - Management of the United States Customs Service and the United States Secret Service
          move to the United States Department of Homeland Security.
2004 - Terry Nichols is convicted of state murder charges and being an accomplice to Oklahoma City
          bomber Timothy McVeigh.
2004 - Mohammed Bahr al-Uloum becomes President of Iraq.
2006 - Tarja Halonen is inaugurated as President of Finland for the second and last time.
2006 - English-language Wikipedia reaches its one millionth article, Jordanhill railway station.
2007 - Tornadoes swarm across the southern United States, killing at least 20; eight of the deaths
            were at a high school in Enterprise, Alabama.
2007 - "Squatters" are evicted from Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen, Denmark, provoking the March
           2007 Denmark Riots.
2012 - Euro zone unemployment reaches historical high of 10.7%