Today is Sunday, April 22, 2018.



Birthdays


1357 Johan I, King of Portugal (1383-1433)
1451 Isabella of Castile, patron of Columbus
1451 Isabella of Castile, patron of Columbus
1451 Isabella I, of Castile, Queen of Spain (1479-1504), patron of Columbus
1515 Antoine of Bourbon, duke of Vend“me/king of Navarra
1610 Alexander VIII, [Pietro Ottoboni], Italy, lawyer/Pope (1689-91)
1640 Mariana Alcoforado, Portugal, nun
1658 Giuseppe Torelli, Italy, composer (Concert Grossi op 8)
1682 Willem I Kerricx the Young, Flemish architect/sculptor/painter
1690 John Carteret, Earl Granville (C), English chief minister (1722-42)
1707 Henry Fielding, England, novelist (Joseph Andrews, Tom Jones)
1724 Immanuel Kant, philosopher (Critique of Pure Reason)
1724 Immanuel Kant, philosopher (Critique of Pure Reason)
1724 Immanuel Kant, Konigsberg Germ, philosopher (Critique of Pure Reason)
1766 Madame de Sta‰l, Swiss-French belle-lettrist (An Extraordinary Woman)
1773 Jean V baron de Rebecque, Swiss/Dutch army leader
1775 Georg Hermes, German philosopher/theologist (Hermenianen)
1781 Christian Friedrich Hermann Uber, composer
1799 Jean Poiseuille, physician/physiologist (blood pressure)
1811 L.O. Hesse --1874
1811 L.O. Hesse --1874
1811 L.O. Hesse --1874
1811 L.O. Hesse --1874
1811 L.O. Hesse --1874
1816 Philip James Bailey, English poet (Festus)
1818 Cadwallader Colden Washburn, Major General (Union volunteers)
1823 Alfred Gibbs, Major General (Union Army), died in 1868
1827 William Hopkins Morris, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1900
1828 Guilherme Antonio Cossoul, composer
1831 Alexander McDowell McCook, Major General (Union volunteers)
1832 Julius Sterling Morton, Nebraska, (Gov-Neb), started Arbor Day
1839 August W Eichler, German botanist
1853 Alphonse Bertillon, France, anthropologist, devised crime ID system
1854 Henri-Marie Lafontaine, Belgium, international lawyer (Nobel 1913)
1856 [Marie] Louise Hens, Flemish actress (Two Orphans)
1858 Ethel Mary Smyth, composer
1863 Cornelis A J van Dishoeck, Dutch publisher
1864 Phil May, Wortley Yorkshire, cartoonist
1866 Hans von Seeckt, German general (Future of the Reich)
1868 Jose Vianna da Motta, composer
1870 Vladimir Ilich Lenin, Bolshevik
1870 Vladimir Ilich Lenin, Bolshevik
1870 Nikolai Lenin, [Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov], Bolshevik/USSR revolutionist
1873 Ellen Anderson Glasgow, US, novelist (Ancient Law, Pulitzer-1942)
1876 O E R”lvaag, Norwegian-American novelist (Giants in the Earth)
1876 Robert B r ny, Sweden, otologist, vestibular expert (Nobel 1914)
1878 Kitty Gordon, Folkestone England, entertainer
1881 Alexander Kerensky, Simbirsk, Russian PM (1917)
1884 Armas Emmanuel Launis, composer
1884 John van Capel, oldest man in Netherlands (Died Sept 3, 1992)
1884 Otto Rank, [Rosenfeld], Austria psychoanalysis (Knstler)
1889 Ludwig Renn, writer
1891 Belle Bennett, Milcoon Rapids IA, actress (Stella Dallas, Iron Mask)
1891 Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev, Sontsovka Ukraine, composer
1892 Nikolai Obouhov, composer
1899 Vladimir Nabokov
1899 Vladimir Nabokov
1899 Vladimir Nabokov
1899 Vladimir Nabokov
1899 Vladimir Nabokov
1899 Martyn Green, London, actor (Gilbert & Sullivan, Iceman Cometh)
1899 Vladimir Nabokov, St Petersburg, novelist
1902 Megan Lloyd George, English politician
1904 J. Robert Oppenheimer, physicist, nuclear pioneer.
1904 J. Robert Oppenheimer, physicist, nuclear pioneer.
1904 J[ulius] Robert Oppenheimer, NY, head of Manhattan (A-bomb) Project
1906 Eric William Fenby, composer/president (Delius Society)
1908 Eddie Albert
1908 Eddie Albert
1908 Eddie Albert
1908 Eddie Albert
1908 Eddie Albert
1908 Eddie Albert, [Heimberger], Rock Island Il, actor (Oliver-Green Acres)
1909 Ralph Byrd, Dayton Ohio, actor (Dick Tracy TV Show)
1910 Eric Scowen, physician
1910 R J Ritchie, tennis player
1912 Gavalda Miguel Querol, composer
1912 Kathleen Mary Ferrier, England, contralto (Orfeo Ed Evridice)
1914 Charles Hubert Sisson, author/poet (Christopher Homm)
1914 Hans Baumann, writer
1914 Jan de Hartog, Dutch/English writer (Holland's Glory)
1915 Dick Dudley, Tenn, TV host (Village Barn)
1915 Lord Airedale, British Lord (social democrat)
1916 Yehudi Menuhin, violinist
1916 Yehudi Menuhin, violinist
1916 Earl of Oxford & Asquith, governor (Seychelles)
1916 Lord Menuhin, OM
1916 Yehudi Menuhin, NYC, violinist/conductor (Bartok's Sonata)
1917 Leo Abse, biographer/MP
1917 Mile Yvette Chauvir‚, France, ballerina assoluta (Sleeping Beauty)
1917 Sidney Nolan, Australia, painter/illustrator (Ned Kelly)
1919 Donald Cram, US, biochemist (Nobel 1987)
1920 Hal March, SF Calif, actor/TV host ($64,000 Question, Outrage)
1920 Jos de Haes, Flemish philological/poet (Misery of the Word)
1922 Charles Mingus, Arizona, jazz bassist (Pithecanthropus Erectus)
1922 Lou Stein, Phila Pa, pianist (Tonight! America After Dark)
1922 Richard C Diebenkorn Jr, US, painter (Ocean Park Paintings)
1923 Betty Page, Kingsport Tn, playmate (Jan, 1955)/model (Dark Angel)
1923 Hugh Lloyd, actor (Punch & Judy Man, Dunroamin' Rising)
1923 Paula Fox, US children's books author (Poor George)
1923 Peter Bowring, CEO (C T Bowring)
1925 Christopher Ball, Oxford, warden (Keble College)
1925 George Cole, London England, actor (Minder, Vampire Lovers)
1926 Bob Flannigan, Greencastle Ind, singer (4 Freshmen)
1926 Charlotte Rae, Milwaukee Wisc, actress (Edna-Facts of Life)
1926 James Stirling, Scottish D-day-parachutist/architect/knight
1927 Pascal Bentoiu, composer
1928 Aaron Spelling
1928 Aaron Spelling
1928 Aaron Spelling
1928 Aaron Spelling
1928 Aaron Spelling
1928 Aaron Spelling, TV executive producer (Charlie's Angels)
1928 Margaret Pereira, forensic scientist
1929 Geoffrey Marshall, Provost (Queen's College, Oxford)
1929 Margaret Pereira, forensic scientist
1929 Michael Atiyah, educator (Trinity College - Cambridge England)
1929 Robert Wade-Gery, diplomat/exec director (Barclays de Zoete Wedd)
1929 Victoria Opoku-Ware, Ghanaian queen
1931 Henk Gortzak, Dutch MP (CPN/PSP)
1931 Robert Dickson, Canada, ice hockey player (1948)
1931 Ronald Hynd, British choreographer (English National Ballet)
1931 Siem Vroom, Dutch actor (The Lift, Bridge Too Far, Mysteries)
1932 Michael Colgrass, Chicago Illinois, composer (Best Wishes)
1933 John A Llewellyn, Cardiff Wales, astronaut
1933 Robin Hutton, merchant banker
1934 9th viscount Portman, British large landowner/multi-millionaire
1934 David Ratford, diplomat
1934 John K Barlow, English rubberplanter/financier/multi-millionaire
1934 Nico Ladenis, British restauranteur (Nico at 90)/=
1934 Viscount Portman, Britsh landowner/multimillionaire
1935 Christopher Ball, linguist/warden (Keble College-Oxford)
1935 Glen Campbell, Delight Ark, actor/singer (Time I Get to Phoenix)
1936 Glen Campbell
1936 Glen Campbell
1936 Glen Campbell
1936 Glen Campbell
1936 Glen Campbell
1937 Jack Nicholson
1937 Jack Nicholson
1937 Jack Nicholson
1937 Jack Nicholson
1937 Jack Nicholson
1937 Bobbi Fiedler, (Rep-R-CA, 1981- )
1937 David Summerscale, head master (Westminster School England)
1937 Jack Nicholson, NJ, actor (One Flew Over Cuckoo's Nest, Shining)
1937 Jack Nitzsche, composer/songwriter (An Officer & a Gentleman)
1937 Kenneth Palmer, cricket umpire
1937 Ken Palmer, cricketer (1-190 in only Test for England, now Test ump)
1938 Alan Bond, tycoon/yachtsman
1939 Jason Miller, Scranton PA, actor/writer (Exorcist, Light of Day)
1939 John Chilcot, civil servant
1939 John Foley, mjr-general
1940 Peter Goldstein, joint founder (Superdrug)
1943 Mel Carter, singer (Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me)
1943 Steve Dunne, cricketer (NZ Test umpire on international panel)
1944 Joshua Rifkin, composer
1945 Alan Dukes, Irish president (Fine Gael
1945 Donald Graham, US businessman(?)
1945 Gielijn Escher, Dutch postage stamp artist
1945 Robert Key, MP/British undersecretary for National Heritage
1946 Archy Kirkwood, MP (L-D)
1946 Dectuplets, Bacacay Brazil, 8 males & 2 females
1946 John Waters, director (Hairspray)
1947 Barry Guy, composer
1948 Carole Drinkwater, actress (Father, All Creatures Great & Small)
1949 Spencer Haywood, Silver City Ms, NBAer (Oly-gold-1968, Knicks)
1950 Peter Frampton
1950 Peter Frampton
1950 Peter Frampton
1950 Peter Frampton
1950 Peter Frampton
1950 Jancis Robinson, wine writer/broadcaster
1950 Lewis Biggs, curator (Tate Gallery-North Liverpool)
1950 Peter Frampton, Kent Engld, guitarist/vocalist (Frampton Comes Alive)
1953 Steve Bond, Haifa Israel, actor (General Hospital, To Die For)
1954 Joseph Bottoms, Santa Barbara Cal, actor (Surfacing, Blind Date)
1955 Arthur Baker, rock producer (Afrika Banbaataa-Planet Rock)
1956 Catherine Mary Stewart, Edmonton, actress (Passion & Paradise)
1957 Alan Campbell, Homestead Fla, actor (E Z-3's a Crowd)
1957 Ethel White, WBL guard (NY Stars)
1958 Ashraf Ali, cricket wicket-keeper (Pakistani mid-80s)
1958 Ken Olandt, actor (April Fool's Day, Imposter, Leprechaun)
1959 Nicky Le Roux, South Africa, LPGA golfer (1994 Atlanta Champ-15th)
1959 Ranjan Madugalle, cricketer (pioneer of Sri Lanka's Test teams)
1959 Ryan Stiles, Seattle Wash, actor (Lewis-Drew Carey Show)
1960 Lloyd Honeyghan, English welterweight boxing champ (1986)
1961 Byron Allen, LA Calif, comedian (Real People, Byron Allen Show)
1961 Jeff Hostetler, NFL QB (NY Giants, Raiders, Redskins/1990 Superbowl)
1961 Jimmy Key, Huntsville Alabama, pitcher (Blue Jays, NY Yanks, Orioles)
1962 David Wettlaufer, Kitchener Ont, golfer (Ontario Beefeater-1986, 87)
1962 Denise Baldwin, Atlanta GA, LPGA golfer (1991 Futures Salisbury)
1964 Bob McCann, NBA forward (Washington Bullets)
1964 Chris Makepeace, Toronto, actor (Vamp, My Bodyguard, Meatballs, Oasis)
1966 Glenn Parker, NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills, KC Chiefs)
1966 Serge Poudrier, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)
1967 Bart Bowen, Albuquerque NM, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1967 Harvey Williams, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
1967 Mike Buck, NFL quarterback (Arizona Cardinals)
1967 Sheryl Lee, Boulder Colo, actress (Twin Peaks, Love Lies & Murder)
1968 Bimbo Coles, NBA guard (Golden State Warriors)
1968 Carlos Costa, Spain, tennis star
1968 Jo Angel, cricketer (big WA right-arm fast bowler, Australia 1993-)
1968 Vernell Coles, basketball player (Olympic-bronze-1988)
1968 Zarley Zalapski, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
1969 Bobby Olive, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
1969 Craig Logan, Scotland, rock bassist (Bros Front, Bon Jovi-New Jersey)
1969 George Williams, Lacrosse WI, catcher (Oakland A's)
1969 Roger Jones, NFL center (Cin Bengals)
1970 Claus Biedermann, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
1970 Coleman Bell, NFL tight end (Washington Redskins)
1971 Ingo Rademacher, German FR, actor (Jasper Jacks-General Hospital)
1971 James Burton, NFL cornerback (Chic Bears)
1971 Milos Holan, Bilovec Cze, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
1971 Nicklas Kulti, Sweden, tennis star
1972 Anna Falchi, Tampera Finland, actress (La Dolce Vita '90)
1972 Sabine Appelmans, Aalst Belg, tennis star (Strasbourg doubles final)
1973 Christopher Sanders, tight end (Washington Redskins)
1973 Scott Fields, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
1974 Adam Parfitt, Victoria BC, rower (Olympics-96)
1974 Georgia Goettmann, model (Cosmo-May 1995)
1975 Brian Manning, wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
1975 Stijn Haeldermans, Belgian soccer player (MVV)
1976 Milena Mayorga, Miss Universe-El Salvador (1996)
1980 Aaron Metchnik, Santa Barbara Calif, actor (Stephen-Torkelsons)
1980 Monica Flammer, Gainesville Fla, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96)
1985 Lauri Hendler, Ft Belvoir Va, actress (Julie-Gimme a Break)

Events


TV-Turnoff Week
TV-Turnoff Week
TV-Turnoff Week
Lyrid meteor shower, radiant in Hercules
Earth Day
TV-Turnoff Week
Lyrid meteor shower, radiant in Hercules
Earth Day
TV-Turnoff Week
296 St Gaius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
536 St Agapitus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1056 Supernova Crab nebula last seen by the naked eye
1073 Pope Alexander II buried/Ildebrando chosen as Pope Gregory VII
1145 19th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
1164 Raynald of Dassel names Guido di Crema as anti-pope Paschalis III
1370 Bastille begins being built in Paris
1500 Pedro Alvarez Cabral discovers Brazil
1500 Pedro Alvarez Cabral discovers Brazil
1500 Pedro Alvarez Cabral discovers Brazil & claims it for Portugal
1509 Henry VIII ascends to throne of England
1509 Henry VIII ascends to throne of England
1509 Henry VIII ascended to throne of England
1521 French king Fran‡ois I declares war on Spain
1526 1st slave revolt occurs in SC
1529 Spain & Portugal divide eastern hemisphere in Treaty of Saragossa
1529 Spain & Portugal divide eastern hemisphere in Treaty of Saragossa
1529 Treaty of Saragosa: Spain & Portugal divide eastern hemisphere
1648 English army claims king Charles I responsible for bloodshed
1659 Lord protector Cromwell disbands English parliament
1662 Royal Society incorporates
1671 King Charles II sits in on English parliament
1674 Netherlands & Mnster sign peace treaty
1676 Battle of Etna - Neth/Spain vs France, M de Ruyter fatally wounded
1677 Battle at Catania: between French & Dutch fleet
1692 Edward Bishop is jailed for proposong flogging as cure for witchcraft
1722 19 VOC "komplotteurs" in Batavia executed
1728 Pierre de Marivaux' "Le Triomphe de Plutus," premieres in Paris
1769 Madame du Barry becomes King Louis XV's "official" mistress
1793 Pres Washington attends opening of Rickett's, 1st circus in US
1796 Napoleon defeats Piedmontese at Battle of Mondovi
1804 Gioacchino Rossini (12) performs in Imola
1809 Battle at Eckmhl - Napoleon beats Austria arch duke Karl
1817 Cura‡ao prohibits use of white paint due to fierce sunlight
1823 Baltic Club (Exchange) forms in London
1823 R J Tyers patents roller skates
1838 English steamship "Sirius" docks in NYC after Atlantic crossing
1861 Robert E Lee named commander of Virginia Confederate forces
1864 US Congress authorizes "In God We Trust" on coinage
1864 US Congress authorizes "In God We Trust" on coinage
1864 US mints 2› coin (1st appearance of "In God We Trust")
1876 1st NL game, Boston Braves beat Phila Athletics 6-5
1876 Tsjaikovsky completes his "Swan Lake" ballet
1876 Phila Nationals Wes Fisler scores baseball's 1st run
1884 Thomas Stevens starts 1st bike trip around world (2 yrs 9 mos)
1884 US recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State
1889 Oklahoma land rush officially starts; some were Sooner
1889 Oklahoma land rush officially starts; some were Sooner
1889 Oklahoma land rush officially started; some were "sooner"
1893 Francis Dhanis army occupies Kasongo
1893 Paul Kruger elected president of Transvaal for 3rd time
1897 NYC Jewish newspaper "Forward" begins publishing (still active)
1898 1st Spanish-American War action: USS Nashville, takes enemy ship
1898 Baltimore James Hughes no-hits Boston Braves 8-0
1898 Cincinnati Red Theodore Breitenstein no-hits Pirates 11-0
1898 Congress passes Volunteer Army Act calling for a Volunteer Cavalry
1898 US President McKinley orders blockade of Cuban harbors
1903 American Power Boat Association forms
1903 NY Highlanders (Yankees) 1st game, Senators win 3-1 before 11,950
1905 Operations begin uniting conservatory of Nature monument Amsterdam
1906 10th anniversary Olympic games open at Athens, Greece
1906 New rule puts umpire in sole charge of all game balls
1908 Queensland beat NSW by 171 runs for their 1st cricket win at Gabba
1913 Montenegro troops march into Skoetari, North-Albania
1914 Babe Ruth's 1st professional game (as a pitcher) is a 6-hit 6-0 win
1914 Mexico ends diplomatic relations with US
1915 1st military use of poison gas (chlorine, by Germany) in WW I
1915 2nd Battle of Ypres begins
1915 NY Yankees don pinstripes & hat-in-the-ring logo for 1st time
1916 France battles at Fort Douaumont
1922 South Ossetian Autonomous Region forms in Georgian SSR
1924 Hague Chambers of Commerce forms
1926 Persia, Turkey & Afghanistan sign treaties of security
1927 1st performance of Roger Sessions' Symphony in E
1930 US, Britain & Japan sign London Naval Treaty
1931 Egypt & Iraq sign peace treaty
1933 Dutch govt forbids leftwing radio address
1937 NYC college students stage 4th annual peace strike
1940 Rear Adm Joseph Taussig testifies before US Senate Naval Affairs Committee that war with Japan is inevitable (He was right)
1943 German counter attack in North-Tunisia
1943 RAF shoots down 14 German transport planes over Mediterranean Sea
1944 Allies land near Hollandia, New-Guinea
1944 Hitler & Mussolini meet at Salzburg
1945 Concentration Camp at Sachsenhausen liberated
1945 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 3
1946 SED, Sozialistic Einheitspartei Deutschlands, party forms
1947 1st NBA Championship: Phila Warriors beat Chicago Stags, 4 games to 2
1948 WTVR TV channel 6 in Richmond, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1951 Ticker-tape parade for General MacArthur in NYC
1952 1st atomic explosion on network news, Nob, Nevada
1952 EugŠne Ionesco's "Les Chaises," premieres in NYC
1954 Achiel van Acker forms Belgian govt
1954 NBA adopts 24-second shot clock & 6 team-foul rule
1954 Senate Army-McCarthy televised hearings began
1954 USSR joins UNESCO
1955 Congress orders all US coins bear motto "In God We Trust"
1955 KC Athletic's 1st game, beat Tigers 6-2
1956 Patty Berg wins LPGA Dallas Golf Open
1957 All NL teams intergates, John Irwin Kennedy is 1st black on Phillies
1959 Yankee Whitey Ford strikes-out 15, beating Senators, 1-0 in 14 innings
1959 Chicago White Sox beat KC Athletics 20-6, in 1 inning Sox score 11 runs on 1 hit, 10 walks, & 3 errors
1961 Uprising of French parachutist of Gen Salan/Challe in Algeria
1962 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Sunshine Golf Open
1962 NY Mets tiea NL record by losing 9 straight to start season
1962 Pirates tie then record of 10 straight wins to start season
1962 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2
1964 Tanganyika & Zanzibar form republic Tanzania
1964 World's Fair (Flushing Meadow, Corona Park, NY) opens
1966 Atlanta Braves win their 1st game, beating NY Mets 8-4
1966 USSR performs underground nuclear test
1967 Martial Law goes into effect in Greece
1969 1st human eye transplant performed
1969 Joe Frazier KOs Dave Zyglewick in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1969 Robin Knox-Johnston ends 312 day non-stop sailing
1970 "Park" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 5 performances
1970 1st Earth Day held internationally to conserve natural resources
1970 Flat Earth celebrated
1970 NY Met Jerry Grote sets record of 20 put outs by a catcher
1970 NY Met Tom Seaver strikes out last 10 Padres, for a total of 19
1970 Senators beat Yankees 2-1 in 18 innings
1971 Soyuz 10 launched
1972 Apollo astronauts John Young & Charles Duke ride on Moon
1974 Barbara Walters becomes news co-anchor of Today Show
1975 Penguins 2-Isles 4-Quarterfinals-Penguins hold 3-2 lead
1976 Barbara Walters becomes 1st female nightly network news anchor
1976 Director Ingmar Bergman leaves Sweden due to taxation
1977 Simon Peres becomes premier of Israel
1978 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Earl Anthony
1979 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Florida Lady Citrus Golf Tournament
1979 Mick Jaggar & Keith Richards give a benefit concert in Canada
1981 10,000 copper workers in Chile strike
1981 Almost 1 million West German metal workers in strike
1981 Dodgers rookie Fernando Valenzuela tosses his 3rd shutout in 4 starts
1981 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1982 Atlanta Braves lose after winning 1st 13 games of season
1982 Launch of STS-3-Lousma & Fullerton [03/23]
1983 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1983 Rangers 2-Isles 5-Patrick Div Finals-Isles win series 4-2
1983 Soyuz T-8 returns to Earth
1983 Start of 1st Sri Lanka-Australia Test Cricket match (at Kandy)
1983 Stern mag announces major historical find-discovery of 60 volume personal diaries written by Adolph Hitler (turned out to be a hoax)
1984 Vicki Fergon wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
1986 Consumer Price Index drops .04% for 2nd month in a row
1986 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1987 Sri Lanka Air Force bomb Tamil, 100s killed
1988 Women are allowed to compete in Little 500 bicycle race (Indiana)
1988 NJ Devil Patrik Sundstrom ties NHL playoff record of 8 pts in a playoff game (hat trick & 5 assists) in 10-4 rout over the Capitals
1989 "Welcome to the Club" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 12 perfs
1989 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 5,000th batter (Rickey Henderson)
1990 "Truly Blessed" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 33 performances
1990 Lebanon release US hostage Robert Polhill after 39 months
1991 Earthquake strikes Costa Rica & Panama, kills 95
1991 Frank Thomas is 1st White Sox to homer at new Comiskey Park
1991 Intel releases 486SX chip
1991 Johnny Carson announces he will retire next year from Tonight Show
1991 Shalom America (Jewish cable network) is launched in Brooklyn & Queens
1992 "High Rollers Social & Pleasure Club" closes at H Hayes NYC 14 perfs
1992 6.0 earthquake in California
1992 Gas explodes in sewer, kills 200 in Guadalajara Mexico
1992 Holocaust Museum dedicated in Washington DC
1992 Plane crash at Perris Valley Airport Calif, kills 16 parachutists
1993 "Who's Tommy" opens at St James Theater NYC for 899 performances
1993 Candid Camera creator Allen Funt suffers a stroke at 78
1993 Holocaust Memorial Museum dedicated in Wash DC
1993 Seattle Mariner Chris Basio no-hits Boston Red Sox
1993 Tennis star Bj”rn B”rg divorces Loredana Berte
1994 7,000 Tutsi's slaughtered in stadium of Kibuye Rwanda
1994 Bírge Ousland reaches North pole
1994 Ice skater Tonya Harding sues ex-husband Jeff Gillooly for $42,500
1994 In Denmark the largest lollipop, weighing 3,011 pounds, made
1994 Michael Moorer beats Evander Holyfield in 12 for heavywgt boxing title
1994 Schelto Patijn appointed mayor of Amsterdam
1995 General Tire World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Mike Aulby
1995 George Foreman beats Axel Schulz in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

That's all for today.

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