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Today is Tuesday, August 21, 2018.



Birthdays


1165 Philip II Augustus, 1st great Capetian king of France (1179-1223)
1567 Fran‡ois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint
1579 Henri II, Duke de Rohan-Gi‚, French Huguenot leader
1642 Johann Friedrich Treiber, composer
1643 Afonso VI, king of Portugal (1656-67) (mentally ill)
1660 Hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building.
1660 Hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building
1660 Hubert Gautier, engineer, wrote 1st book on bridge building.
1689 Jose Pradas Gallen, composer
1721 Lucretia W van Winter-van Merken, Dutch poet
1725 Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter
1751 Johann Georg Witthauer, composer
1765 William IV, king of England (1830-37)
1780 Jernej Kopitar, Slovenian censor (Slovenian Grammar)
1789 Augustin-Louis, Baron Cauchy, French mathematician
1798 Jules Michelet, French historian (History of France, L'Amour)
1801 Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, WW II Dutch statesman/historian
1806 Johannes Frederick Frohlich, composer
1809 Francesco Schira, composer
1810 Thomas Jefferson McKean, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1821 William Barksdale, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
1824 John Sanford Mason, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1897
1825 Kate Fanny Loder, composer
1829 Otto Goldschmidt, composer
1847 Arthur T Verhaegen, Belgian worker's union leader
1852 Benedetto Junck, composer
1871 Leonid N Andrejev, Russian journalist/writer (Red Laugh)
1872 Aubrey Beardsley
1872 Aubrey Beardsley
1872 Aubrey Beardsley
1872 Aubrey Beardsley
1872 Aubrey Beardsley
1872 Aubrey Beardsley, England, artist (Salome)
1874 Herman A van Karnebeek, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs (1918-27)
1875 Maurice Lippens, Belgian earl/minister/governor of Congo
1879 Henry Ainley, Leeds England, actor (As You Like It)
1880 Johan H Westerveld, Dutch WW II resistance fighter/leader (OD)
1890 Bill Henry, SF Calif, newscaster (Who Said That?)
1892 Charles Vanel, Rennes France, actor (Wages of Fear)
1893 Juliette Marie Olga Lili Boulanger, composer
1893 Lili Boulanger, composer
1896 Blossom Rock, actress, (Grandmamma-Addams Family)
1896 Raymond Herreman, Flemish writer (Rose of Jericho)
1896 Roark Bradford, writer/humorist (Ol' Man Adan an' His Chillun)
1900 Eileen Percy, Belfast Ireland, silent film actress (Let's Go)
1902 Renato Fasano, composer
1903 Yannis Constantinidis, composer
1904 Count Basie
1904 Count Basie
1904 Count Basie
1904 Count Basie
1904 Count Basie
1904 [William] Count Basie, Red Bank NJ, jazz musician (Blazing Saddles)
1905 Isadore I Friz Freleng, KC MO, animator (Warner Bros cartoons)
1906 Joachim Homs, composer
1906 Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet, advertising magnate
1907 Miguel Torga, [Adolfo Correia da Rocha], Portuguese author
1907 Roy K Marshall, Glen Carbon Ill, TV scientist (Nature of Things)
1908 David Farrar, Forest Gate England, actor (Beat Girl, I Accuse)
1909 C Dillon Douglas, Geneva Switz, US Secretary of Treasury (1961-65)
1909 Jon William Jr Haussermann, composer
1912 Bruce Trent, singer
1913 Cornelius Johnson, LA Calif, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1936)
1913 Diana Churchill, actress (Spider, Sally Bishop, Housemaster)
1913 Victor Rosow, writer
1914 Dallas Pratt, collector
1914 Doug Wright, cricketer (England's leg-spinning genius of 30's & 40's)
1915 Jack Weston, [Morris Weinstein], Cleveland, actor (4 Seasons, Rad)
1916 William John Raff Hooper, cartoonist
1920 Christopher R Milne, son of Alan A Milne (Winnie the Pooh)
1923 Chris Schenkel
1923 Chris Schenkel
1923 Chris Schenkel
1923 Chris Schenkel
1923 Chris Schenkel
1923 Chris Schenkel, Biuppus Ind, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights)
1924 Jack Weston
1924 Jack Weston
1924 Jack Weston
1924 Jack Weston
1924 Jack Weston
1924 Gerald D Lascelles, son of English princess Mary
1926 Ben-Zion Orgad, composer
1927 Wilhelm Jr Killmayer, composer
1928 Gillian Sheen, England, foils (Olympic-gold-1956)
1928 Zdenek Lukas, composer
1929 Ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada, leader of S Afr Communist Party
1930 Frank Perry, film director
1930 Margaret Rose, princess of Engl (Sister of Queen Elizabeth) [or 4/21]
1931 Gregg Smith, composer
1931 Nancy Hadley, LA Calif, actress (Love That Jill, Joey Bishop Show)
1932 Melvin Van Peebles
1932 Melvin Van Peebles
1932 Melvin Van Peebles
1932 Melvin Van Peebles
1932 Melvin Van Peebles
1932 Melvin Van Peebles, Chicago IL, actor/director (Sophisticated Gent)
1933 Janet Baker, York England, mezzo-soprano (Owen Wingrave)
1935 Ken Taylor, cricketer (England opening batsman three times 1959-64)
1936 Wilt Chamberlain
1936 Wilt Chamberlain
1936 Wilt Chamberlain
1936 Wilt Chamberlain
1936 Wilt Chamberlain
1936 Mart Crowley, playwright (Boys in the Band)
1936 Wilt Chamberlain, NBA great center (LA Laker, 5 time MVP)
1937 Robert Stone, US writer (Who'll Stop the Rain, WUSA)
1938 Kenny Rogers
1938 Kenny Rogers
1938 Kenny Rogers
1938 Kenny Rogers
1938 Kenny Rogers
1938 Kenny Rogers, singer (Through the Years)/actor (Coward of the County)
1939 Clarence Williams III, NYC, actor (Mod Squad, 52 Pick Up, Purple Rain)
1939 Harold W Reid, Augusta County Va, singer (Statler Bros-Class of '57)
1940 Ana Isabel Anderson-Imbert, physician, rheumatologist
1940 Robert Camac, horse trainer
1944 Jackie DeShannon, Hazel Kentucky, singer (What the World Needs Now)
1944 Peter Weir, Sydney Aust, director/writer (Witness, Dead Poets Society)
1945 Patty McCormack, Bkln NY, actress (Mama, Peck's Bad Girl, Ropers)
1946 Lev Alburt, USSR, International Chess Master (1976)
1947 Carl Giammarese, Chicago Ill, rock guitarist (Buckinghams)
1948 Taurean Blacque, actor (Hill Street Blues)
1951 Bernhard Germeshausen, German DR, bobsled (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
1951 Harry Smith, Hammond Ind, TV co-anchor (CBS Morning Show)
1953 Joe Strummer, vocals/guitarist (Clash-Rock the Casbah) [or 1/25/1955]
1954 Archie Griffin, NFL runningback (won 2 Heisman Trophies, Ohio State)
1954 Steve Smith, LA Calif, rock drummer (Journey)
1956 Carol Charbonnier, LPGA golfer
1956 Kim Cattrall, Liverpool England, actress (Mannequin, Star Trek VI)
1957 Budgie, rock drummer (Slits, Siouxsie & the Banshees-Wild Thing)
1957 Janice Thomas, WBL guard (NY Stars)
1957 Kim Sledge, Phila, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family)
1958 Dom Mamzi, horse trainer
1959 Anne Hobbs, England, tennis star
1959 Bud Schultz, Meriden Conn, tennis star
1959 Jim McMahon, NFL QB (Chicago Bears, SD Chargers, Phila Eagles)
1959 Richard Zokol, Kitimat BC, Canadian Tour golfer (1982 BC Open)
1961 Danny Sheaffer, Jacksonville FL, catcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1961 Lance Earl Deal, Riverton Wyoming, hammer thrower (Olympics-silver-96)
1963 Melvin Douglas, Topeka KS, 198 lbs/90 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-96)
1965 Jim Bullinger, New Orleans LA, pitcher (Chic Cubs)
1966 John Wetteland, San Mateo CA, pitcher (NY Yanks, Rangers, Expos)
1967 Michael Bendetti, actor (Officer Tony McCann-21 Jump Street)
1967 Tuineau Alipate, NLF/WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy, Minn Vikings)
1968 Barbara Ann Moore, Spokane WA, playmate (Dec, 1992)
1968 Shinichi Iwasaki, hockey goaltender (Team Japan 1998)
1969 Andujar Cedeno, La Romana Dom Rep, infielder (Detroit Tigers)
1969 Josee Chouinard, Rosemont Quebec, figure skater (Olymp-9th-1994)
1970 Bill Roth, Yonkers NY, gymnast (Pan Am-gold-1995, Olympics-96)
1970 Mark Hatfield, CFL guard (BC Lions)
1970 Paulo Barrancos Guerra, Portugal, 10k runner
1970 Steve Everitt, NFL center (Cleve Browns, Phila Eagles)
1971 Shayne Edge, NFL/WLAF punter (Steelers, Barcelona Dragons)
1972 Johnnie Harris, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
1973 Ben Mann, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics-1996)
1973 Ismael Valdes, Ciudad Victoria Mexico, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
1974 Amy Fisher, Long Island NY, shot Mary Jo Buttafucco
1974 Pietra Gay, WNBA guard/forward (Houston Comets)
1976 Alicia Witt, actress (Cybill)
1979 Aiesha Lee Hendrick, Miss New York Teen USA (1996)
1979 Ashley Whitney, Nashville TN, 800m freestyle relay (Olympics-96)
1989 Hayden Panettiere, actress (One Life to Live)

Events


Zeta Draconid meteor shower, radiant in Draco
Zeta Draconid meteor shower, radiant in Draco
959 Erachus becomes bishop of Luik
1321 160 Jews of Chincon France, burned at stake
1560 Tycho Brahe becomes interested in astronomy
1598 -22] Deed of Transfers proclaims Netherlands independence
1673 Sea battle at Kijkduin: De Ruyter defeats English & French fleet
1680 Pueblo Indians takes possession of Santa F‚ from Spanish
1703 Turkish army removes sultan Mustafa II
1718 Emperor Karel VI, Turkey & Venice sign peace treaty
1831 Nat Turner slave revolt kills 55 (Southampton County, Virginia)
1841 John Hampson patents the venetian blind
1841 John Hampson patents the venetian blind
1841 John Hampton patents venetian blind
1858 1st Lincoln-Douglas debate (Illinois)
1863 Raid at Lawrence KS by William Quantrill
1864 BBT Charleston, SC [->DEC 31]
1864 Battle at Globe Tavern, Virginia, ends after 2500 casualties
1864 Battle of Grubbs Crossroads, KY
1864 Battle of Summit Point, VA
1864 Gen-major Nathan B Forrests assault on Memphis, Tennessee
1878 American Bar Association organizes at Sarasota, NY
1878 Edward Pooley completes record 8 stumpings in a cricket match
1883 Providence shuts out Phillies 28-0
1887 Mighty (Dan) Casey struck-out in a game with NY Giants!
1888 William Seward Burroughs patents adding machine
1891 Dutch Mackay govt resigns
1897 Oldsmobile begins operation as a General Motors Corp division
1901 21st US Mens Tennis: William Larned beats Beals C Wright (62 68 64 64)
1901 Joe McGinnity, suspended from NL for punching & spitting on an ump
1912 Mr Carter-Cotton chosen 1st chancellor of Univ of British Columbia
1914 20th US Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 290 at Midlothian CC Ill
1914 Belgium: German troops occupy Tamines
1914 French offensive in the Ardennen/Sambre
1920 3rd PGA Championship: Jock Hutchison at Flossmoor CC Flossmoor Ill
1922 Curly Lambeau & Green Bay Football Club granted NFL franchise
1925 BV Emmen soccer team forms
1926 -22] Uprising against Greek president/dictator Pangalos
1926 White Sox Ted Lyons no hits Red Sox 6-0 in just 67 minutes at Fenway
1927 4th Pan-African Congress meets (NYC)
1929 Chicago Cardinals become 1st pro football team to train out of town
1930 Prohibition of Wieringermeer finished
1931 Babe Ruth hits his 600th HR, off George Blaeholder of Browns
1932 Wes Ferrell is 1st to win 20 games in each of his 1st 4 seasons
1933 Ruth's homer leads AL to a 4-2 win in 1st All Star Game
1936 Red Sox Wes Ferrell, walks off mound when he feels he did no get good feilding, Sox suspend him
1938 Italy bars all Jewish teachers in Public & High School
1942 Alpine hunters plant German flag on Elbroezgebergte, Kaukasus
1942 Transport nr 22 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1943 Gromyko named USSR-ambassador in Washington
1943 Japan leaves Aleutian Islands
1944 Germans storm up Hill 262 (Mont Ormel) Normandy
1944 Grieg/Work/Forest's musical "Song of Norway," premieres in NYC
1944 Raid on Jewish childrens house in Secr‚tan/St-Mand‚
1944 US 12nd Army corp occupies Sens
1945 Pres Truman ends Lend-Lease program
1947 1st Little League World Series Maynard Midgets of Williamsport PA win
1948 Indians 47-inning scoreless streak broken by White Sox Aaron Robinson
1949 Phila fans cause A's to forfeit game when they riot over a trapped line drive by Rich Ashburn, Giants leading 4-2 in 9th declared winners
1953 Baseball player reps Ralph Kiner (NL) & Allie Reynolds (AL) hire John Norman Lewis at $15,000 to give legal advice to players in negotiation
1953 Marion Carl in Douglas Skyrocket reaches record 25,370 m
1953 Sultan Sidi Mohammed Am Joessoef V of Morocco deposed
1956 WTVW TV channel 7 in Evansville, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting
1957 1st launching in Baikonur, Kazachstan (R7 "Semiorka"-rocket)
1958 KUT-FM in Austin Texas begins radio transmissions
1959 Hawaii became the 50th state.
1959 Hawaii became the 50th state.
1959 Hawaii becomes 50th US state
1961 Jomo Kenyatta freed in Kenya
1962 Verne Gagne beats Mister M (doctor X) in Minn, to become NWA champ
1963 Jerry Lynch's record 15th pinch-hit HR gives Pirates a 7-6 win
1963 Martial law declared in S Vietnam, following raids on Buddhist pagodas
1965 Gemini 5 launched into earth orbit (2 astronauts)
1965 Gemini 5 launched into earth orbit (2 astronauts)
1965 Gemini 5 launched into Earth orbit (2 astronauts)
1965 Romania adopts constitution
1965 The Crusher beats Mad Dog Vachon in St Paul, to become NWA champ
1966 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
1967 China reports downing of 2 US bombers
1967 Ken Harrelson becomes baseball's 1st free agent
1967 Liquid gas tanker explodes in Martelange Belgium, 22 killed
1967 Mikis Theodorakis arrested in Greece
1968 William Dana reaches 80 km (last high-altitude X-15 flight)
1968 Soviet Union invades Czechoslovakia.
1968 William Dana reaches 80 km (last high-altitude X-15 flight)
1968 Soviet Union invades Czechoslovakia.
1968 After 5 years Russia once again jams Voice of America radio
1968 Democratic Convention opens in Chicago
1968 Marine James Anderson Jr is 1st black Medal of Honor winner
1968 Radio Prague (Czech) at 12:50 AM announces a soviet led invasion
1968 Warsaw Pact forces enter Czechoslovakia to end reform movement
1968 William Dana reaches 80 km (last high-altitude X-15 flight)
1969 Fire in Al-Aksa-mosque in Jerusalem
1972 US orbiting astronomy observatory Copernicus is launched
1972 US orbiting astronomy observatory Copernicus is launched
1972 1st hot air balloon flight over Alps
1972 British harbor strike ends
1972 Grace Slick maced by police when a band official called cops, pigs
1972 Republican convention opens in Miami Beach
1972 US orbiting astronomy observatory Copernicus launched
1975 3 truck pile up kills 10, injures 26 on French highway
1975 Rick & Paul Reuschel become 1st brothers to pitch a combined shut out
1975 US lightens trade embargo against Cuba
1976 Al Bumbry hits 17th inside-the-park HR in Oriole history
1976 Battle East Sussex: Mary Langdon becomes 1st British firewoman
1977 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
1977 Donna Patterson Brice sets high speed water skiing rec (111.11 mph)
1978 1st gay theme telefilm - Matlovich vs US Air Force
1979 Mets win a protested game against Astros, 5-0
1980 Linda Ronstadt opens in "Pirates of Penzance" on Broadway
1982 Palestinian terrorists are dispersed from Beirut
1982 Rollie Fingers (Brewers) becomes 1st pitcher to get save #300
1983 "La Cage aux Folles" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 1761 performances
1983 110øF (43øC) at Fayetteville, North Carolina (state record)
1983 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf
1985 Mary Decker Slaney runs mile in world record 4:16.71
1985 NY Lotto pays $41 million to three winner (#s are 14-17-22-23-30-47)
1986 "Rags" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 4 performances
1986 Ian Botham takes world-record 356th Test Cricket wkt (v NZ, The Oval)
1986 Lake Nios Volcano in Cameroon kills 1,746
1986 Red Sox Spike Owens scores 6 runs in a 24-5 rout of Cleve Indians
1986 Surinames Ronnie Brunswijks Jungle commandos kill 2 govt officials
1986 Volcanic eruption in Cameroon releases poison gas, killing 2,000
1986 With 2 outs in 6th inning, Red Sox score 11 runs
1987 "Mack Lobell" set harness racing's trotting mil (1:52)
1987 Clayton Lonetree, 1st marine court-martialed for spying, convicted
1987 Silke H”rneer swims female world record 100m breaststroke (1:07.91)
1988 Cease fire between Iran & Iraq takes effect after 8 years of war
1988 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic
1988 Yordanka Donkova runs world record 100 m hurdles (12.21)
1989 Voyager 2 begins a flyby of planet Neptune
1991 Second Russian revolution fails as coup leaders flee. Gorbachev returns to find Yeltsin a hero.
1991 Second Russian revolution fails as coup leaders flee. Gorbachev returns to find Yeltsin a hero.
1991 Communist coup is crushed in USSR in 2 days
1991 Latvia declares it's independence from USSR
1993 Lyricist Bernie Taupin weds Strephanie Haymes
1993 NASA loses contact with Mars Observer
1994 -23] Typhoon Fred ravages Chinese county Zhejiang, 700+ killed
1994 Ernesto Zedillo wins Mexican presidential election
1994 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Chicago Golf Challenge
1994 Royal Air Maroc ATR-42 crash down at Agadir, 44 killed
1995 US marshals move in on Randy Weaver's cabin in Idaho
1996 "Hughie," opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC
1996 Christie Lee Woods, 18, of Texas, crowned 14th Miss Teen USA
1996 Netscape Browser 3.0 is released
1997 Typhoon Winnie kills 140, injures 3,000 in East China
1997 US govt forces closure of Hudson Foods due to E Coli break out
2017 Next total solar eclipse visible from North America

That's all for today.

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