This Day In History – January 14th

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January 15, 2010

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January 14th In History

1236 English king Henry III marries Eleonora of Provence

1526 Charles V & Francis I sign Treaty of Madrid; Francis I forced to give up claims in Burgundy, Italy & Flanders

1529 Spanish reformer Juan de Valdes, 29, published his “Dialogue on Christian Doctrine,” which paved the way in Spain for Protestant ideas. But his treatise was condemned by the Spanish Inquisition, and Valdes was forced to flee Spain, never to return

1601 Church authorities burn Hebrew books in Rome

1604 The Hampton Court Conference opened in London, during which Puritan representatives met with their monarch, King James I, to discuss reform within the Church of England.

1639 1st Connecticut constitution (Fundamental Orders) adopted in Hartford

1639 Rodger Ludlow publishes”Fundamental Orders of Connecticut”

1641 United East Indian Company conquerors city of Malakka, 7,000 killed

1659 Battle at Elvas Portuguese beat Spanish

1690 Clarinet is invented, in Nüremberg, Germany

1699 Massachusetts holds day of fasting for wrongly persecuting “witches”

1717 German mob leader “Sjako” sentenced to death in Amsterdam

1724 Spanish King Philip V abdicates throne

1739 England & Spain signs 2nd Convention of Pardo

1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie’s army leaves Glasgow

1784 The United States ratified a peace treaty with England ending the Revolutionary War.

1783 Congress ratifies peace treaty between US & England

1784 Revolutionary War ends; Congress ratifies the Treaty of Paris

1785 Mozart completes “Dissonantenkwartet” (opus 10)

1794 Dr Jessee Bennet of Edom VA, performs 1st successful Cesarean section operation on his wife

1799 Eli Whitney receives government contract for 10,000 muskets

1799 King of Naples flees before the advancing French armies

1813 Gideon Hawley becomes 1st state school superintendent in US (NY)

1814 King of Denmark cedes Norway to King of Sweden by treaty of Kiel

1847 Conspiracy in New Mexico against US

1858 French Emperor Napoleon III escapes attempt on his life by Felice Orsini, an Italian patriot who was later executed

1861 Fort Pikens FL falls into state hands

1863 Battle between gunboats at Bayou Teched LA

1864 Battle of Cosby Creek TN

1864 General Sherman begins his march to the South

1868 North Carolina constitutional convention meets in Raleigh

1868 South Carolina constitutional convention, meets with a black majority

1873 John Hyatt’s 1869 invention ‘Celluloid’ was registered as a trademark.

1873 “Celluloid” registered as a trademark

1873 P B S Pinchback elected to Senate

1874 I D Shadd elected Speaker of the lower house of the Mississippi legislature

1878 US Supreme court rules race separation on trains unconstitutional

1878 Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated the telephone for Britain’s Queen Victoria.

1882 The Myopia Hunt Club, in Winchester, MA, became the first country club in the United States.

1893 Pope Leo XIII appointed Archbishop Francesco Satolli as the Vatican’s first Apostolic Delegate to the United States.

1897 6,960-m (22,834′) Cerro Aconcagua (Argentina) 1st climbed

1898 Joe Darling hits the 1st six in Tests (out of the ground)

1900 Giacomo Puccini’s opera “Tosca” premieres in Rome

1905 Hubbell, Shubert & Smith’s musical “Fontana” premieres in New York City NY

1907 An earthquake killed over 1,000 people in Kingston, Jamaica.

1908 Roger Hartigan scores century on Test debut vs England Adelaide (116)

1909 Coöp Far Central Management forms

1912 Raymond Poincaré becomes premier of France

1914 Henry Ford introduces assembly line, for T-Fords

1916 Dutch South Sea dike cracks

1918 Finland & USSR adopts New Style (Gregorian) calendar

1919 John McGraw, Charles A Stoneham, & Judge McQuade buy New York Giants

1924 Allies direct Fiume (Rijeka) in Italy

1925 Alban Berg’s atonale opera “Wozzeck” premieres in Berlin

1927 Toronto Maple Leafs 1st hat trick (Hap Day) vs New York Rangers

1929 Afghan King Amanullah forced to resign

1932 1st totalisator (to record racetrack bets) in US installed, Hialeah

1932 Horse racing legend Eddie Arcaro won his 1st race

1935 Oil pipeline Iraq-Mediterranean goes into use

1936 L M (Mario) Giannini elected president of Bank of America

1938 National Society for the Legalization of Euthanasia formed (NY)

1939 All commercial ferry service to East Bay ends

1939 Norway claims Queen Maud Land in Antarctica

1939 “Honolulu Bound” was heard on CBS radio for the first time.

1940 Commissioner Kenesaw Landis gives free agency to 91 Detroit Tigers

1940 NFL Pro Bowl Green Bay beats NFL All-Stars 16-7

1942 Japanese troops land at oil center Balikpapan in Borneo

1943 Alex Smart (Montréal) is 1st NHLer to score hat trick in his 1st game

1943 U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first U.S. President to fly in an airplane while in office. He flew from Miami, FL, to French Morocco where he met with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to discuss World War II.

1943 Heinrich Himmler views Warsaw

1944 Soviet army begins offensive at Oranienbaum/Wolchow

1946 2 jetties collapse in Ganges-160 Hindu pilgrims are crushed

1949 Black/Indian race rebellion in Durban, South Africa; 142 die

1950 US recalls all consular officials from China

1950 “As the Girls Go” closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City NY after 420 performances

1951 NFL Pro Bowl 1st since 1942, Americans beat Nationals 28-27

1952 “Today Show” premieres with Dave Garroway & Jack Lescoulie on NBC-TV

1952 Rationing of coffee in Netherlands ends

1952 Snow storm in Sierra NV kills 26

1953 Yugoslavia elects its 1st president (Marshal Josip Broz Tito)

1953 Vaughan William’s “Sinfonia Antartica” premieres in Manchester

1953 WALA TV channel 10 in Mobile, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting

1954 Marilyn Monroe marries baseball star, New York Yankee, Joe DiMaggio. It only lasted 9 months.

1954 Sandy Wilson’s musical “Boyfriend” premieres in London

1954 The Hudson Motor Car Company merged with Nash-Kelvinator. The new company was called the American Motors Corporation.

1955 Heitor Villa-Lobos’ 8th Symphony, premieres in Philadelphia

1956 Little Richard releases “Tutti Frutti”

1956 Jordan government refuses to join Pact of Baghdad

1960 Tuindorp-Oostzaan in Northern Amsterdam, flooded

1960 US Army promoted Elvis Presley to Sergeant

1961 Chicago Bear Willard Dewveall becomes 1st NFLer to join the AFL

1962 NFL Pro Bowl West beats East 31-30

1963 George C. Wallace sworn in as Governor of Alabama, his address states “segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!”

1964 Jacqueline Kennedy’s 1st public appearance (TV) since assassination

1964 14th NBA All-Star Game East beats West 111-107 at Boston

1964 Bapu Nadkarni 32-27-5-0 vs England, 21 maiden overs in a row

1966 David Bowie releases his 1st record (Can’t Help Thinking About Me)

1966 French-born American trappist monk Thomas Merton wrote in a letter: ‘The best way to solve the problem of rendering to Caesar what is Caesar’s is to have nothing that is Caesar’s.’

1967 20,000 attend the Human Be-In, San Francisco

1967 New York Times reports Army is conducting secret germ warfare experiments

1967 Sonny & Cher release “The Beat Goes On”

1967 Earthquake in Sicily kills 231

1968 Super Bowl II Green Bay Packers beat Oakland Raiders, 33-14 in Miami; Super Bowl MVP Bart Starr, Green Bay, Quarterback

1969 An explosion aboard the U.S. aircraft carrier Enterprise off Hawaii killed 25 crew members.

1969 Soyuz 4 launched; rendezvous with Soyuz 5 two days later

1971 John Snow takes 7-40 for England to beat Australia by 299 runs

1972 “Sanford & Son” starring Redd Foxx premieres on NBC TV

1972 WMAH TV channel 19 in Biloxi MS (PBS) begins broadcasting

1972 WMAU TV channel 17 in Bude MS (PBS) begins broadcasting

1972 WMAW TV channel 14 in Meridian, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting

1972 American Presbyterian apologist Francis Schaeffer wrote in a letter: ‘I have come to the conclusion that none of us in our generation feels as guilty about sin as we should or as our forefathers did.’

1973 Grateful Dead bass player, Phil Lesh, busted for drugs in California

1973 Tap dancer Ray Castle measured at 1440 taps/minutes on BBC TV

1973 Super Bowl VII Miami Dolphins beat Washington Redskins, 14-7 in Los Angeles; Super Bowl MVP Jake Scott, Miami, Safety. They were the first NFL team to go undefeated in a season.

1974 World Football League founded

1975 Anita Wold (Norway) sets women’s ski jump distance record-98 meters

1975 USSR breaks trade agreement with US

1976 “The Bionic Woman” with Lindsay Wagner debuts on ABC (later NBC)

1976 Ted Turner becomes CEO of Atlanta Braves

1978 Sex Pistols’ final concert (Winterland, San Francisco)

1979 President Carter proposes Martin Luther King’s birthday be a holiday

1980 “Blues Brothers” movie with Dan Akroyd & John Belushi opens

1980 Shakuntala Devi, mentally multiplies 2 13-digit #s in 28 seconds

1981 FCC frees stations to air as many commercials an hour as they wish

1984 Madonna 1st sings “Holiday” on American Bandstand

1985 16 indicted by US for granting sanctuary to Central American refugees

1985 British pound (£) sinks to record low-$1.11

1985 Martina Navratilova is 3rd to win 100 tennis tournaments (Connors & Evert). She joined Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert Lloyd as the only professional tennis players to win 100 tournaments.

1985 Former Miss America, Phyllis George, joined Bill Kurtis as host of “The CBS Morning News”.

1986 Vinicio Cerezo becomes only the 2nd freely elected President of Guatemala since the CIA-sponsored coup in 1954

1986 Constitution of Guatemala takes effect

1986 “Rambo: First Blood, Part II” arrived at video stores. It broke the record set by “Ghostbusters”, for first day orders. 435,000 copies of the video were sold.

1987 Catfish Hunter & Billy Williams are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1989 29 year old French woman gives birth to sextuplets in Paris

1989 “Romance/Romance” closes at Helen Hayes Theater New York City NY after 297 performances

1989 1,000 muslims burn Rushdies’ “Satanic Verses” in Bradford England

1989 Former Belgian premier Paul Vanden Boeynants kidnapped

1990 Perez de Cuellar says he has lost all hope for peace in the Gulf

1990 “Simpsons” premiered on Fox-TV

1990 11th ACE Cable Awards

1991 “Barbara DeAngelis Show” premieres on CBS-TV

1991 Tyne Daly arrested for drunk driving in Van Nuys CA

1991 Jorge Serrano Elías sworn in as President of Guatemala

1991 Valentin Pavlov become new premier of USSR

1993 “Anna Christie” opens at Criterion Theater New York City NY for 54 performances

1993 David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS

1993 Polish ferry boat capsizes in storm, 50 die

1993 The British government pledged to introduce legislation to criminalize invasions of privacy by the press.

1994 Inna Lassovskaya triple-jumps ladies world record (14.61 meters)

1994 Kathleen Kinmont files for divorce from Lorenzo Lamas

1994 Russian manned space craft TM-17, lands

1994 U.S. President Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed Kremlin accords to stop aiming missiles at any nation and to dismantle the nuclear arsenal of Ukraine.

1995 10,000s South Africans attend state funeral of Joe Slovo

1995 16th ACE Cable Awards HBO wins 23 awards

1996 “Holiday” closes at Circle in Square Theater New York City NY after 49 performances

1996 “Swinging On a Star” closes at Music Box Theater New York City NY after 97 performances

1996 Liselotte Neumann wins Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Champions

1996 Jorge Sampaio was elected president of Portugal.

1996 Juan Garcia Abrego was arrested by Mexican agents. The alleged drug lord was handed over to the FBI the next day.

1998 100th episode of “Ellen” airs

1998 Charles Barkley pleads not guilty to an assault charge

1998 Whitewater prosecutors questioned Hillary Rodham Clinton at the White House for 10 minutes about the gathering of FBI background files on past Republican political appointees.

1998 In Dallas, researchers report an enzyme that slows the aging process and cell death.

1999 The impeachment trial of U.S. President Clinton began in Washington, DC.

1999 The U.S. proposed the lifting of the U.N. ceilings on the sale of oil in Iraq. The restriction being that the money be used to buy medicine and food for the Iraqi people.

2000 A U.N. tribunal sentenced five Bosnian Croats to up to 25 years for the 1993 massacre of over 100 Muslims in a Bosnian village.

2000 The Dow Jones industrial average hit a new high when it closed at 11,722.98. Earlier in the session, the Dow had risen to 11,750.98. Both records stood until October 3, 2006.

2002 NBC’s “Today” celebrated its 50th anniversary on television.

2002 Actor Brad Renfro, 19, was arrested after being stopped on a traffic violation. He was charged with public intoxication and driving without a license.

2004 In St. Louis, a Lewis and Clark Exhibition opened at the Missouri History Museum. The exhibit featured 500 rare and priceless objects used by the Corps of Discovery.

2005 A probe, from the Cassini-Huygens mission, sent back pictures during and after landing on Saturn’s moon Titan. The mission was launched on October 15, 1997.


1451 Franchinus Gaffurius composer

1467 Henry van Stolberg & Wernigerode German Governor/Viceroy of Frisia

1566 Angelo Notari composer

1592 Sjihab al-Din Sultan Choerram Sjah Djahan leader of India

1615 John Biddle English minister (Unitarian)

1618 Jan Six Dutch mayor of Amsterdam

1655 Angelo Predieri composer

1664 Simon van Slingelandt Dutch grand pensionary (1727-36)

1684 Jean-Baptiste Vanloo French painter

1700 Picander [Christian F Henrici], German writer (Der Säuffer)

1705 Jean-Baptiste C Bouvet de Lozier/Lozier-Bouvet Governor (Reunion Is)

1722 Friedrich Gottlob Fleischer composer

1730 William Whipple merchant/judge/patriot (Declaration of Independence signer)

1741 Benedict Arnold US General turned traitor (Revolutionary War)

1751 Corona Elizabeth Wilhelmine Schroter composer

1780 Francois-Joseph Dizi composer

1791 Calvin Phillips became shortest known adult male (67cm; 2’2″)

1798 Isaac da Costa Dutch writer/lawyer

1798 Johan R Thorbecke Premier of Netherlands (Liberal-1849-72)

1800 Ludwig A F Ritter von Köchel Austrian musicologist (Mozart, Fux)

1804 John Park composer

1806 Matthew Fontaine Maury Naval Commander (Confederacy)

1812 Carl Gradener composer

1814 Johannes Josephus Viotta composer

1817 Harmen S Sytstra Dutch poet/editor (Iduna)

1818 Zacharias Topelius Finnish historical novelist (Surgeon’s Stories)

1819 Fabio Campana composer

1819 Frederick Steele Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1868

1822 Nicholas Mori composer

1831 John Bullock Clark Jr Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1903

1834 William Cleaver Francis Robinson composer

1836 [Hugh] Judson Kilpatrick Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1881

1839 Emil Bohn composer

1841 Berthe M P Morisot French painter/aquarellist

1844 Clara Kathleen Rogers composer

1845 Henry C K Petty-Fitzmaurice 5th marquess of Landsdowne/Governor-General Canada

1850 Jean de Reszke [Jan Mieczyslaw], Polish tenor

1850 Pierre Loti [Julien Viaud], French sea officer/writer (Pêcheur)

1851 Théophile de Bock Dutch painter/etcher/drawer

1861 Mehmed VI last sultan of Ottoman Empire (1918-22)

1861 Wilhelm von Polenz German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf)

1863 Pieter Oosterlee Dutch educator

1868 Catharina A M de Savornin Lohman Dutch author (Belief)

1871 Pauline Beersmans [van Cuyck], Flemish actress (Hofslachter)

1874 Thornton Waldo Burgess author (Peter Rabbit)

1875 Albert Schweitzer doctor/humanitarian/organist (Nobel 1952)

1878 Victor A D Ségalen [Max Anély], French writer

1882 Hendrik W van Loon Netherlands, commentator/writer (Story of America)

1886 Hugh Lofting English/American writer & illustrator (Dr Dolittle)

1889 Vincenzo Davico composer

1892 Hal Roach early film director/producer (1 Million BC)

1892 Martin Niemöller clergyman (German Protestant); imprisoned by Hitler

1895 George Richard Samways children’s writer

1896 John dos Passos novelist (1919, Big Money, 42nd Parallel)

1898 Helen Flint Chicago, actress (Sea Devils, Married Before Breakfast)

1899 Fritz Bayerlein German Lieutenant-General (WWI, Poland, Libya, St Louis)

1900 Jonathan Daly Chicago, actor (Orrin-Petticoat Junction)

1901 Carlos P Romulo Philippine General/Diplomat/Jurist

1901 Bebe Daniels Scotland, actress (42nd Street, Lonesome Luke)

1902 Alfred Tarski Warsaw, mathematician/logician

1902 F C Terborgh [Reijnier Flaes], Dutch writer (De Turkenoorlog)

1903 Veronica Turleigh County Donegal Ireland, actress (Promoter)

1904 Sir Cecil Beaton England, royal family photographer

1906 William Bendix New York City NY, actor (Lifeboat, Babe Ruth Story, Life of Riley)

1906 Walter Knape composer

1907 Derek Richter British neuro chemist (Aspects of learning & memory)

1907 Sophie Redmond Suriname’s 1st female physician

1908 Carl Esmond Vienna Austria, actor (Address Unknown, Hitler)

1908 Ruggiero de Rudolpho Columbo US singer/actor (Miracle of Women)

1909 Joseph Walton Losey Wisconsin, director (Damned, Accident)

1910 Renier van der Velden composer

1911 George Amadee Tremblay composer

1911 Helmut Degen composer

1912 Rudolf Hagelstange German author/poet (Spielball der Götter)

1913 Tillie Olsen American writer (Tell Me a Riddle)

1914 Harold Russell actor (Best Years of Our Life)

1915 Andre Frossard Catholic columnist

1916 John Oliver Killens novelist

1919 Andy Rooney Albany NY, CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes)

1919 Giulio Andreotti 7 x premier (Italy)

1920 George Herman newsman (CBS-TV)

1920 Bertus de Harder Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux)

1920 Donald Beard cricketer (New Zealand pace bowler in the 1950’s)

1921 Mark Lawrence Washington DC, pianist (Alice Pearce)

1921 Charles Gaupp German/Dutch painter

1924 Guy Williams New York City NY, actor (Zorro, Lost in Space)

1925 Yukio Mishima Japan, novelist (Temple of Golden Pavilion)

1926 Frank Aletter Long Island NY, actor (Mac-It’s About Time, Tom-Nancy)

1926 Thomas Tryon Hartford CT, actor/novelist (I Married a Monster from Outer Space, Cardinal, All That Glitters)

1926 Harold Wolpe sociologist lawyer/South African activist

1927 Ivan Kalita USSR, equestrian dressage (Olympics-silver-1968)

1928 Gerald Arpino Staten Island NY, choreographer

1929 Billy Walker Ralls TX, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)

1929 Aleksander Petrovic film director

1930 Edgar Sergeyi Hovhanesyan composer

1930 Ernest Just Black biologist, served as Vice President of American Zoologists

1931 Juraj Pospisil composer

1932 Catarina Valente Paris France, singer (The Entertainers)

1932 Harriet Andersson Stockholm Sweden, actress (Cries & Whispers)

1936 Ludmila Pinayeva USSR, 500m kayak (Olympics-gold-1964, 1968, 1972)

1936 Reiner Klimke Germany, equestrian dressage (Olympics-gold-1984)

1936 Clarence Carter US singer (Thread the Needle)

1936 John Paul Cain Sweetwater TX, PGA golfer (1989 Greater Grand Rapids)

1937 Billie Jo Spears country singer

1937 Ken Higgs cricketer (effective England pace-bowler in 15 Tests 1965-68)

1938 Jack Jones Los Angeles CA, singer (Love Boat Theme)

1938 Allen Toussaint [Naomi Neville], pianist/songwriter (Ride Your Pony, Wild Sign of New Orleans)

1940 Julian Bond Nashville TN, (D-GA) civil rights leader

1941 Marjoe Gortner Long Beach CA, actor (Speak Up America, Falcon Crest)

1941 C L “Gibby” Gilbert Jr Chattanooga TN, PGA golfer (1976 Danny Thomas)

1941 [Dorothy] Faye Dunaway Bascom FL, actress (Chinatown, Bonnie & Clyde)

1942 Carol Bellamy Planfield NJ, (City Council President-D-NYC, 1978-85)

1942 Amichand Rajbansi South African politician

1943 Holland Taylor Philadelphia PA, actress (The Practice, Bossom Buddies, Camilla-Naked Truth)

1943 Ronald Hunter Boston MA, actor (Lazarus Syndrome)

1943 Shannon W Lucid Shanghai China, astronaut (STS 51G, STS 34, STS 43, STS 58, STS 76/79)

1943 José Luis Rodriguez Caracas Venezuela, singer (Dueno De Nada)

1944 Graham Vivian Marsh Kalgoorlie Australia, PGA golfer (1977 Heritage)

1947 Bill Weberniuk Canadian snooker player

1948 Carl Weathers New Orleans LA, actor (Apollo Creed-Rocky)

1948 T-Bone Burnett musician/producer

1948 Tim Harris rocker (Foundations)

1949 Christine Belford Amityville NY, actress (Banacek, Empire, 90210)

1949 Lawrence Kasdan Miami FL, director/writer (Accidental Tourist)

1951 Gil Pak Jong Korea, judo (Olympics-1976)

1951 William Risrook rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)

1952 Sydney Biddle Barrow madam/author (Mayflower Madam)

1958 Colin Ferguson murderer (6 people on the Long Island Railroad on Dec 7, 1993)

1959 Carl Chas Smash Smyth rock bassist (Madness-Our House)

1959 Geoff Tate vocalist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)

1959 Paul Terry cricketer (in Germany Two Tests England vs West Indies 1984)

1959 Susan Smith Beloit WI, playmate (Sept, 1981)

1961 Robert Edwin Hall mountaineer/businessman

1962 Patrica Morrison rocker (Sisters of Mercy-Walk Away, Black Planet)

1964 Sergei Nemchinov Moscow Russia, NHL center (New York Islanders, Olympics-Silver-98)

1964 Steven Soderbergh writer (Mimi, Schizoplis)

1965 Vanity [Dee Dee Williams], singer/actress (Action Jackson)

1965 Dave Lowry Sudbury, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers)

1965 Désirée Nosbusch Luxembourg, actress (The Fan)

1965 Jemma Redgrave London England, actress (Buddha of Suburbia)

1966 Daniel J Schneider Memphis TN, actor (Dennis-Head of the Class)

1966 Matt Brock NFL defensive end/tackle (New York Jets)

1967 Emily Watson actress (Breaking the Waves, Boxer)

1967 Terry Wooden NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs)

1967 Tom Rhodes actor (Tom Rhodes-Mr Rhodes)

1967 Zakk Wylde musician (born Jeffrey Phillip Wielandt, Bayonne, New Jersey)

1968 Fred[ric] Honebein San Francisco CA, rower (Olympics-5th-1996)

1968 L L Cool J [James Todd Smith], St Albans NY, rapper (Bigger & Deffer)

1969 Jason Kent Bateman Rye NY, actor (David-Valerie, Hogan Family)

1969 Dave Grohl drummer (Nirvana, Foo Fighters)

1969 David Webb WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)

1969 Martin Bicknell cricketer (England pace bowler 1993)

1969 Rico Smith NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns)

1970 Eric Charron Verdun, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)

1970 Steve Cooke Kanai HI, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)

1970 Tyrone Hughes NFL cornerback (New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears)

1972 Kyle Brady NFL tight end (New York Jets)

1972 Michael Davis NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns)

1973 Ed Howard NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)

1973 Lethon Flowers NFL defensive back (Pittsburgh Steelers)

1973 Rod Myers Conroe TX, outfielder (Kansas City Royals)

1974 Hugues Legault Montréal Québec Canada, 50m swimmer (Olympics-96)

1974 Kevin Jefferson NFL linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)

1974 Michael Dritlein WLAF wide receiver (Rhein Fire)

1974 Nancy Napolski Hinsdale Idaho, air rifle (Olympics-1996)

1975 Marcel Koning soccer player (FC The Hague/NEC)

1977 Terry Ryan St Johns, NHL left wing (Montréal Canadiens)

1988 Jamie Altman son of Lynda Carter & Robert Altman

1988 Jordy French singer

1989 Sextuplets Paris France, (to a 29-year-old woman)

1993 Late-night TV talk show host David Letterman announced he was moving from NBC to CBS.

1994 President Bill Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin signed accords in Moscow to stop aiming missiles at any nation and to dismantle the nuclear arsenal of Ukraine.

1998 Whitewater prosecutors questioned first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton at the White House about the gathering of FBI background files on past Republican political appointees.

2000 A U.N. tribunal sentenced five Bosnian Croats to up to 25 years for the 1993 massacre of at least 103 Muslims in a Bosnian village.

2004 Former Enron finance chief Andrew Fastow pleaded guilty to conspiracy as he accepted a 10-year prison sentence.

2004 J.P. Morgan Chase and Co. struck a deal to buy Bank One Corp. for $58 billion.

2004 President George W. Bush unveiled a plan to send astronauts to the moon, Mars and beyond.

2005 Army Specialist Charles Graner Jr., the reputed ringleader of a band of rogue guards at the Abu Ghraib prison, was convicted at Fort Hood, Texas, of abusing Iraqi detainees. (He was later sentenced to 10 years in prison.).

2005 A European space probe sent back the first detailed pictures of the frozen surface of Saturn’s moon, Titan.

2008 Republican Bobby Jindal, the first elected Indian-American governor in the United States, took office in Louisiana.


0973 Ekkehard I monk of St Gallen (Vita Waltharii manu fortis), dies

1163 Ladislaus I Arpad king of Hungary (1162-63), dies

1236 Sava [Rastko] son of Serbia’s king/saint, dies at 64

1237 St Sava son of Serbia’s king, dies

1301 Andreas III Arpad king of Hungary (1290-1301), dies at 50

1595 Ferdinand archduke of Austria/mayor of Bohemenia, dies

1623 Paolo Sarpi Italian church historian/politician, dies at 70

1648 Casparus Barleaus Flemish theologist/poet (Muiderkring), dies at 63

1676 Pier Francesco Cavalli Italian (opera)composer, dies at 73

1742 Edmund Halley genius eclipsed by Newton, dies at 86

1766 Frederik V king of Denmark/Norway (1746-66), dies at 42

1802 Marie Allard French ballerina, dies at 59

1817 Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny composer, dies at 87

1822 Franz Innocenz Joseph Kobell German landscape painter, dies at 72

1830 Johann G Repsold German instrument maker, dies at 59

1847 Governor Bent 5 others in US occupation, killed by revolt in New Mexico

1850 Anthony van Hoboken Rotterdam merchant/ship owner, dies at 93

1868 Heinrich Schenker Austrian musicologist (Ursatz), dies at 66

1887 Friedrich von Amerling Austrian painter, dies at 83 v

1887 Peter “Peerke” Donders missionary (Father of Melaatsen), dies at 77

1888 Stephen Heller composer, dies at 74

1890 Francesco D’Arcais composer, dies at 59

1898 Reverend Charles L Dodgson better known as Lewis Carroll, dies at 66

1901 Charles Hermite French mathematician (e is transcendent), dies at 78

1901 Mandell Creighton English bishop/historian, dies at 57

1901 Victor Balaguer Catalaans historian/politician/author, dies at 76

1902 Cato M Guldberg Norwegian mathematician, dies at 65

1905 Ernst Abbe German physicist (Carl Zeiss Optics Company), dies at 64

1907 Karl von Perfall composer, dies at 82

1908 Holger Drachmann writer, dies

1909 Sinovi P Rozhestvensky Russian admiral, dies at 60

1912 Otto Liebmann German philosopher (Kant & Epigones), dies at 71

1916 Otto Ammon German anthropologist/sociologist, dies at 73

1924 Arne Garborg Norwegian playwright (Mannfolk), dies at 72

1925 Willem Devout self employed (V & Dreesmann), dies

1929 Cornelis W Lely Dutch Governor of Suriname (1902-05), dies at 74

1931 William Ernst Johnson British mathematician, dies

1943 Adolf Sandberger composer, dies at 78

1944 Mohammed Emin Yurdakul Turkish poet, dies at about 74

1945 Sandor Vandor composer, dies at 43

1948 Anna “Ans” van Dike Dutch Jewish Nazi-collaborator, executed at 42

1949 Joaquín Turina Spanish pianist/conductor/composer (Rima), dies at 66

1956 Siegfried F Nadel Australian/British anthropologist (Nuba), dies at 52

1957 Humphrey Bogart actor (Casablanca, Caine Mutiny), dies at 57

1961 Ernest Thesiger actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81

1961 Henry Geehl composer, dies at 79

1963 Gustav Regler writer, dies at 64

1965 Jeanette MacDonald soprano (When I’m Calling You), dies at 63

1966 Sergei Korolev Russian space station constructor, dies

1967 Renato Lunelli composer, dies at 71

1970 John J “Johnny” Murphy US baseball pitcher (New York Yankees), dies at 61

1971 Ethel Glenn Hier composer, dies at 82

1972 Frederik IX [Christiaan FFMKW], king of Denmark (1947-72), dies at 72

1974 Josef Smrkovsky Czechoslovakia parliament chairman, dies at 62

1976 Margaret Leighton actress (Best Man, Go-Between), dies at 53

1977 Abdul Razak bin Hussain premier of Malaysia (1970-77), dies at 53

1977 Anaïs Nin Cuban/American writer (Delta of Venus), dies at 73

1977 Anthony Eden British premier (1955-57), dies at 79

1977 Peter Finch actor (Network, Nun’s Story, Judith), dies at 60

1978 Blossom Rock actress (Grandmamma-Addams Family), dies at 81

1978 Robert Heger composer, dies at 91

1984 Ray Kroc founder of MacDonalds/owner San Diego Padres, dies at 82

1984 Mary Zeldenrust-Noordanus Dutch sexuologist (Dutch Society for Sexual Reformation-NVSH), dies at 55

1984 Paul Ben Haim composer, dies at 86

1985 Jetta Goudal French actress (White Gold), dies at 86

1986 Donna Reed actress (Donna Reed Show, Dallas), dies of cancer at 64

1986 Walter Leblanc Belgian painter, dies at 53

1987 Douglas Sirk director (Zu Neuen Ufern, Boefje), dies at 86

1988 Georgi M Malenkov PM of USSR (1953-55), dies at 86

1990 David Arkin actor (I Love You Alice B Toklas), dies

1991 Sallah Kharaf [Abu Iyad], co-founder (Al-Fatah), assassinated

1992 Hari Rhodes actor (Earth II, Detroit 9000), dies at 59

1993 Elisabeth A de Vreugd chambermaid for Dutch Queen, dies at 98

1993 Manfred Lachs Polish lawyer (International Court of Justice), dies

1994 Esther Ralston US actress (Tin Pan Alley, San Francisco Docks), dies at 91

1994 Federica Montseny anarchist/Spanish minister of Health (1936), dies at 80

1995 Alexander Gibson British conductor/founder (Scottish Opera), dies at 68

1995 Mark Finch film festival organizer, dies at 33

1995 Stafford William Somerfield newspaper editor, dies at 84

1996 Eric Briault educationalist, dies at 84

1996 Pamelo Mounk’a musician, dies at 50

1997 King Hu film director, dies at 64













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