Today is Sunday, February 17, 2019.


1444 Rudolf Agricola, [Roelof Huysman], Dutch humanist/organist
1490 Charles de Bourbon, officer/governor (Lombardy)
1519 Fran‡ois de Guise, [Balafr‚], French general strategist (Calais)
1583 J Henry Alting, Dutch theologist
1653 Arcangelo Corelli, Fusignano Italy, violinist/comp (Concerto Grossi)
1667 Georg Bronner, composer
1675 Johann Melchior Conradi, composer
1696 Baron Ernst Gottlieb, composer
1697 Louis-Maurice de La Pierre, composer
1699 Hans Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, German architect (Sanssouci)
1723 Tobias Mayer, "method of lunars" for longitude determination
1740 Horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist
1747 Narciso Casanovas, composer
1752 Friedrich M Klinger, German playwright (Wirrwarr)
1754 Jan Jachym Kopriva, composer
1758 John Pinkerton, Scottish historian
1774 Raphaelle Peale, US, painter (After the Rain-1823)
1781 Ren‚-Th‚ophile-Hyacinthe Lannec, France, inventor (stethoscope)
1796 Giovanni Pacini, composer
1804 Samuel Read Anderson, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1883
1816 Friedrich Wilhelm Markull, composer
1820 Henri Vieuxtemps, Verviers Belgium, composer/teacher (Brussels Cons)
1824 William Farrar "Baldy" Smith, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1903
1831 Francisco Salvador Daniel, composer
1837 Francis Jay Herron, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1902
1837 Sam[uel] van Houten, Dutch (lib) minister (child labor laws)
1844 A. Montgomery Ward, found mail-order a nice business.
1844 A. Montgomery Ward, found mail-order a nice business.
1844 A Montgomery Ward, found mail-order business (Montgomery Ward)
1849 Selwyn Image, Bodiam Sussex, painter
1850 Anton Urspruch, composer
1850 Ludwig Bonvin, composer
1853 Jaroslav Vrchlicky, [Emil Fr¡da], Czech poet (1 night on Karlstein)
1854 Friedrich A Krupp, German arms manufacturer
1855 Otto Liman von Sanders, German general in Turkey (WW I)
1857 Samuel Sidney McClure, Irish-American newspaper editor/publisher
1858 Ernest Ford, composer
1862 Edward German (Jones), Whitchurch Shropshire, British composer
1862 Mori Ogai [Mori Rintar“), Japanese author (Maihime/Gan)
1864 Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson, NSW Australia, poet (Waltzing Matilda)
1867 William Cadbury, England, chocolate manufacturer (Cadbury)
1870 Louis de Raet, Belgian economist/founder (Flemish People's Party)
1874 Thomas J Watson, US, representative/founder (IBM)
1877 Henri Vandeputte, Belgian author/poet (L'homme Jeune)
1879 Dorothy Canfield Fisher, US, novelist (Book-of-Month-Club)
1880 Alvaro Obregon, general/president Mexico (1920-24)
1882 Kurt Schindler, composer
1882 Noah Beery, Smithville AR, actor (Story of Esther, Mark of Zorro)
1884 Arthur Vanderpoorten, Flemish minister of Internal affairs (1940)
1887 Leevi Antti Madetoja, composer
1888 Henrietta P "Hetty" Beck, actress (Bouwmeester Award)
1888 Otto Stern, German/US physicist (Stern-Gerlach-experiment, Nobel 1943)
1888 Ronald Aburthnott Knox, English priest/writer (Viaduct Murder)
1889 H[aroldson] L Hunt, Texas oil multi-millionaire
1891 Georg Britting, writer
1892 Theodor Plievier, German writer (Des Kaisers Kulis, Stalingrad)
1895 Anita Stewart, NY, actress (South of Hell Mountain)
1895 Edna Park Edwards, PA
1897 Johan[nes A] Kaart, Dutch actor/stage manager (My Fair Lady)
1898 Tom Lowry, cricketer (NZ batsman in seven Tests & their 1st Test capt)
1902 Marian Anderson, Phila, operatic contralto (banned by D.A.R.)
1903 Johannes Linthorst Homan, director of the queen in Groningen
1904 Albert Kuyle, [Louis Kuitenbrouwer], Dutch writer (Jesus' Robe)
1906 Galo Plaza Lasso, pres of Ecuador (1948-52), head of OAS (1968-75)
1906 Ramon Tapales, composer
1907 Alec Wilder, Rochester NY, composer (1973 ASCAP award)
1907 Charles B Timmer, Dutch translator/writer (Russia Black on White)
1908 Red Barber
1908 Red Barber
1908 Red Barber
1908 Red Barber
1908 Red Barber
1908 Staats Cotsworth, Oak Park IL, actor (Peyton Place)
1908 Walter L "Red" Barber, Miss, sports announcer (Bkln Dodgers, NY Yanks)
1909 Joseph "Poeske" Scherens, Belgian cyclist (champ sprinter 1932-37)[NS]
1909 Marjorie Lawrence, Australia, soprano (Venus-Tannh„user)
1910 Ai Qing, poet
1910 Marc Lawrence, NYC, actor (Man With Golden Gun)
1911 Arthur Hunnicutt, Gravelly AR, actor (Big Sky, Apache Uprising)
1913 Jos‚phine F "Fietje" van Anrooy, Dutch actress/director
1913 Oskar Danon, composer
1913 Rene Leibowitz, composer
1914 Arthur Kennedy
1914 Arthur Kennedy
1914 Arthur Kennedy
1914 Arthur Kennedy
1914 Arthur Kennedy
1914 Albert Westerlinck, [Jos‚ J M Aerts], Flemish literary
1914 Arthur Kennedy, Worcester Mass, actor (Fantastic Voyage, Peyton Place)
1914 [Bert de] Wayne Morris, LA Calif, WW II-pilot/actor (Paths of Glory)
1914 Per-Jakez Helias, writer/teacher
1915 Homer Keller, composer
1916 Don Tallon, cricketer (perhaps Australia's greatest wicket-keeper)
1916 Raf Vallone, Tropea Italy, actor (El Cid, 2 Women, Greek Tycoon)
1918 Charles A Hayes, (Rep-D-IL, 1983- )
1918 Olive Gibbs, peace campaigner
1919 Jock Mahoney, Chicago, actor (Dallas, Yancy Derringer, Day of Fury)
1919 Joseph R Hunt, tennis champ (US Open-1943)
1919 Kathleen Freeman, Chicago Ill, actress (Beverly Hillbillies)
1920 Colin Franklin, doctor
1920 Paul Fetler, composer
1920 Trevor Oswald Ling, religious studies professor
1922 Tommy Edwards, rock vocalist (It's All in the Game)
1923 Alden Winship Clausen, Hamilton Ill, banker (Pres of World Bank)
1924 Margaret Truman, Mo, pres daughter/writer (Murder at FBI)/pianist
1925 Hal Holbrook
1925 Hal Holbrook
1925 Hal Holbrook
1925 Hal Holbrook
1925 Hal Holbrook
1925 Fritz Behrendt, German/Dutch cartoon character (The Slogan)
1925 Hal Holbrook, Cleveland, actor (All the President's Men, Mark Twain)
1926 Friedrich Cerha, composer
1926 Lee Hoiby, Madison Wisconsin, composer (1957 Arts & Letters)
1929 Chaim Potok, NYC, novelist (Promise)
1929 Yasser Arafat, PLO-leader (Achille Lauro, Nobel 1994)
1930 Usko Merilainen, composer
1932 Buck Trent, Spartanburg SC, banjoist/singer (Hee Haw)
1933 Bobby Lewis, rocker (Tossin' & Turnin')
1933 Craig Thomas, (Rep-R-Wyoming)
1934 Alan Bates
1934 Alan Bates
1934 Alan Bates
1934 Alan Bates
1934 Alan Bates
1934 Alan Bates, Allestree Engld, actor (Zorba the Greek, Unmarried Woman)
1934 Barry Humphries, Australia TV host (Dame Edna Everage)
1934 Buddy Ryan, NFL coach (Phila Eagles, Phoenix Cardinals)
1935 Johnny Bush, country singer
1936 Jim Brown
1936 Jim Brown
1936 Jim Brown
1936 Jim Brown
1936 Jim Brown
1936 Barry Jarman, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper in 60's)
1936 Jim Brown, Ga, NFL full back (Cleveland Browns)/actor (Dirty Dozen)
1936 Peter Walker, cricket all-rounder (Glamorgan did little for Eng 1960)
1937 Mickey McGill, US vocalist (Dells-Love is Blue)
1938 Mary Frances Berry, educator/head (US Commission on Civil Rights)
1939 Mary Ann Mobley, Biloxi Ms, Miss America-1959/actr (Diff'rent Strokes)
1940 Dennis Gamsy, cricketer (S African bat in 2 Tests v Australia 1970)
1941 Gene Pitney, Hartford Ct, vocalist/songwriter (Town Without Pity)
1941 Heidi Biebi, German Fed Rep, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1960)
1942 Huey Newton, Black Panther leader
1944 Bernie Grant, British politician (Labour)
1945 Brenda Fricker, Dublin Ireland, actress (My Left Foot)
1945 Patricia Morrow, actress (Rita-Peyton Place)
1945 Willie J L Swildens-Rozendal, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1946 Andr‚ Dussollier, Annecy France, actor (3 Men & a Cradle)
1946 Valdemar Bandolowski, Denmark, yachting (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
1946 Zina Bethune, NYC, actress (Nurses, Who's That Knocking at My Door)
1947 Ben Cramer, Dutch vocalist (Clown)
1947 Dallas Adams, British actor/painter/writer (Terror From Within)
1947 Dodie Stevens, actress (Mary Hartman!)
1949 Fred Frith, English guitarist/violinist/bassist (Skeleton Crew)
1950 Rick Medlocke, rock guitarist/vocalist (Blackfoot)
1952 Guillermo Vilas, tennis player (1977 US Open)
1952 Insook Bhushan, Seoul Korea, US US table tennis player (Olympic-92)
1953 Janice Dickinson, Bkln NY, model (Vogue)
1954 Rene Russo
1954 Rene Russo
1954 Rene Russo
1954 Rene Russo
1954 Rene Russo
1954 Rene Russo, actress (Ransom)
1958 Heidi Hagman, actress (Linda-Archie Bunker's Place)
1958 Karen Lende O'Connor, Concord Ma, equestrian 3-day (Oly-silver-96)
1959 Ambrose "Rowdy" Gaines, US, 100m swimmer (Olympic-gold-1984)
1959 Daniel Ray "Danny" Ainge, basketball & football star
1959 Richard Karn, Seattle WA, actor (Al-Home Improvement)
1959 Rowdy Gaines, US swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1984)
1960 Michael Jordan, NBA guard/forward
1961 Deb[ra] Richardson, Minneapolis MN, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)
1961 Guy McIntyre, NFL guard (Phila Eagles)
1961 Michael "Air" Jordan, Bkln NY, NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls)
1962 David McComb, Australia, vocalist/songwriter (Triffids)
1962 Hennie Meijer, soccer player (Cambuur L, FC Heerenveen)
1962 Lou Diamond Phillips, Philippines, actor (La Bamba, Stand & Deliver)
1962 Tony Blain, cricketer (NZ Test wicket-keeper)
1963 Michael Jordan
1963 Michael Jordan
1963 Michael Jordan
1963 Michael Jordan
1963 Michael Jordan
1963 Dan Reed, rocker/actor (HOTS, Lake Consequence)
1963 Michael Jordan, NBA guard (Chicago Bulls)
1964 Mike Campbell, Seattle WA, pitcher (Chic Cubs)
1965 Clayton Prince, Phila, actor (Hairspray, Reuben-Another World)
1965 Jim Bowie, Japanese/US baseball infielder (Oakland Athletics)
1966 Luc Robitaille, Montreal, NHL left wing (NY Rangers, Pitts Penguins)
1966 Melissa Brooke-Belland, rocker (Voice of the Beehive-Let it Bee)
1967 Gary Shuchuk, Edmonton, NHL center (LA Kings)
1967 Michelle Forbes, Austin TX, actress (Ensign Ro-Star Trek Next Gen)
1968 Bryan Cox, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears)
1968 Celita Schutz, Riverdale NJ, half-middleweight judoka (Olympics-96)
1968 Patrick Uterwijk, pop guitarist (Pestilence, Consuming Impulse)
1969 David Klingler, NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders, Cin Bengals)
1969 Joel Steed, NFL nose tackle (Pitts Steelers)
1969 Levon Kirkland, NFL linebacker (Pitts Steelers)
1969 Traci Adell, New Orleans La, playmate (July, 1994)
1970 Tommy Moe, Anchorage Alaska, nordic skiier (Olympic-gold/silver-1994)
1972 Billie Joe Armstrong, singer/musician (Green Day)
1972 Lloy Ball, Ft Wayne Ind, volleyball setter (Olympics-96)
1972 Richard MacQuire, Melbourne VIC Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)
1972 Stephen Robinson, Arlington Va, rower (Olympics-1996)
1972 Tony Lawson, NSA Australia, diver (Olympics-96)
1972 Vladimir Vujtek, NHL forward (Team Czech Oly-Gold-1998, Tampa Bay)
1972 William Floyd, full back (San Francisco 49ers)
1973 Chris Robinson, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)
1973 Drew Barry, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
1973 Frank Sanders, NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
1973 Raymond Jackson, NFL defensive back (Buffalo Bills)
1974 Jerry O'Connell
1974 Jerry O'Connell
1974 Jerry O'Connell
1974 Jerry O'Connell
1974 Jerry O'Connell
1974 Jerry O'Connell, NYC, actor (Scream 2, Andrew-My Secret Identity)
1974 Valeria Mazza, Rosario Argentina, model (Cosmo-July 1995)
1975 Sung-Hee Park, Pusan Korea, tennis star (1993 Futures-Seoul)
1975 Todd Harvey, Hamilton, NHL center (Dallas Stars)
1975 Vaclav Prospal, NHL forward (Team Czech Oly-Gold-1998, Philadelphia)
1980 Shanyn MacEachern, Brampton Ontario, gymnist (Olympics-96)
1981 Donielle Thompson, Wheatridge CO, gymnast (World-bronze-95, Oly-96)
1981 Lisa Skinner, Queensland Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)
1982 Joseph Gordon-Levitt, actor (Tommy Solomon-Third Rock From the Sun)


1370 Battle at Rudau: Germany beats Lithuania
1568 Holy Roman Emperor agrees to pay tribute to the Sultan for peace
1598 Boris Godunov chosen tsar of Russia
1621 Miles Standish appointed 1st commander of Plymouth colony
1634 William Prynne tried in Star Chamber for publishing "Histrio-masti
1670 France & Bavaria sign military assistance treaty
1676 Kings Charles II & Louis XIV sign secret treaty
1691 Thomas Neale granted British patent for American postal service
1714 Parliament of Paris accepts Pope Clemens XI's "Unigenitus" degree
1772 1st partition of Poland-Russia & Prussia, joined later by Austria
1776 1st volume of Gibbon's "Decline & Fall of Roman Empire" published
1791 Messier catalogs M83 (spiral galaxy in Hydra)
1795 Thomas Seddal harvests 8.3-kg potato from his garden Chester, England
1801 House breaks electoral college tie, chooses Jefferson pres over Burr
1817 1st US city lit by gas (Baltimore)
1818 Baron Karl von Drais de Sauerbrun patents "draisine" (early bicycle)
1836 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leaves Tasmania
1841 Dutch ex-king Willem I marries Henriette d'Oultremont de W‚gimont
1848 Toscane gets liberal Constitution
1854 British recognize independence of Orange Free State (South Africa)
1859 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Un Ballo in maschera" premieres in Napoli
1864 Confederate sub "HL Hunley" sinks Union ship "Housatonic"
1865 -18] Battle of Charleston SC
1865 Columbia SC burns down during Civil War
1867 1st ship passes through Suez Canal
1867 Gyula Andressy becomes premier of Hungary
1870 Mississippi readmitted to U.S. after Civil War
1870 Mississippi readmitted to U.S. after Civil War
1870 Esther Morris appointed 1st female judge
1870 Mississippi becomes 9th state readmitted to US after Civil War
1876 Sardines were first canned, in Eastport, Maine.
1876 Sardines were first canned, in Eastport, Maine.
1876 Sardines 1st canned (Julius Wolff-Eastport, Maine)
1878 First telephone exchange in San Francisco opens with 18 phones.
1878 First telephone exchange in San Francisco opens with 18 phones.
1878 1st telephone exchange in SF opens with 18 phones
1880 Tsar Alexander II of Russia survives an assassination attempt
1882 1st Test Cricket match played at Sydney Cricket Ground
1883 A Ashwell patents free-toilet in London
1885 Bismarck gives Carl Peters' firm management of East-Africa
1896 London Country Councils' Muzzling Order becomes effective
1897 National Organization of Mothers forms (Parent Teacher Association)
1904 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Madama Butterfly," premieres in Milan
1905 Frances Willard becomes 1st women honored in National Statuary Hall
1906 Theodore Roosevelt's daughter Alice marries in the White House
1911 1st hydroplane flight to & from a ship (Glenn Curtiss, San Diego)
1913 1st minimum wage law in US takes effect (Oregon)
1913 NY Armory Show introduces Picasso, Matisse, Duchamp to US public
1915 Edward Stone, 1st US combatant to die in WW I, is mortally wounded
1916 Romberg/Hanley/Atteridge/Smith' musical premieres in NYC
1921 Arthur Honegger's "Pastorale D'‚t‚," premieres
1923 Ottawa Senator Cy Denneny becomes NHL's all time scorer (143 goals)
1924 Johnny Weissmuller sets 100-yard freestyle record (52.4 seconds)
1926 Avalanche buries 75 in Sap Gulch Bingham Utah, 40 die
1926 Tennis star Suzanne Lenglen beats Helen Wills in their only match
1930 French govt of Tardieu, falls
1931 1st telecast of a sporting event in Japan (baseball)
1931 Hockey's Hershey Bears (now with AHL) 1st game
1932 Irving Berlin's musical "Face the Music," premieres in NYC
1933 1st issue of "Newsweek" magazine published
1933 Blondie Boopadoop married Dagwood Bumstead in the comic Blondie
1933 Marinus van der Lubbe arrives in Glindow, at Potsdam
1933 US Senate accept Blaine Act: ending prohibition
1934 1st high school auto driving course offered (State College, Penn)
1936 "Phantom" cartoon strip by Lee Falk debuts
1936 -58øF (-50øC), McIntosh, South Dakota (state record)
1936 SN Behrmann's "End of Summer," premieres in NYC
1938 1st public experimental demonstration of Baird color TV (London)
1939 Katwijk soccer team forms
1940 Bradman scores 135 in a non-Shield match for SA v West Australia
1940 British destroyers board German Altmark off Norway
1941 Joe Louis KOs Gus Dorazio in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
1943 -19] Hitler visits fieldmarshal von Mansteins hq in Zaporozje
1943 Dutch churches protest at Seyss-Inquart against persecution of Jews
1943 Gen-major Bradley flies to Wash DC
1943 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio, enlists into the US army
1944 Battle of Eniwetok Atoll begins; US victory on Feb 22
1944 US begins night bombing of Truk
1946 Humanistic Covenant forms in Amsterdam
1947 Dutch RC bishops publish manifest against "godless communism"
1947 Voice of America begins broadcasting to USSR
1949 Chaim Weitzman elected 1st president of Israel
1949 Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Andrea Kekesy/Ede Kiraly of HUN
1949 Ladies Figure Skating Champions in Paris won by Alena Vrzanova of CZE
1949 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Richard Button USA
1949 Richard Button retains world figure skating championship in Paris
1950 31 die in a train crash in Rockville Center NY
1953 Baseball star/pilot Ted Williams uninjured as plane shot down in Korea
1953 DSB soccer team forms in Eindhoven
1955 Ice Dance Championship at Vienna Austria won by J Westwood/Demmy GRB
1955 Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Frances Dafoe & Bowden of CAN
1955 KTVF TV channel 11 in Fairbanks, AK (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Vienna won by Tenley Albright US
1955 Mike Souchak sets PGA 72-hole record of 257
1956 Ice Dance Championship at Garmisch won by Pamela Weight/P Thomas GRB
1956 Ice Pairs Championship at Garmisch won by Schwarz & Oppelt of AUT
1956 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Garmisch won by Carol Heiss USA
1956 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Garmisch won by H A Jenkins USA
1957 Fire in Warreton Mo, kills 72
1957 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
1957 Suez Canal reopens
1958 Comic strip "BC" 1st appears
1958 WETV (now WPBA) TV channel 30 in Atlanta, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1959 1st weather satellite launched, Vanguard 2, 9.8 kg
1962 Beach Boys introduced a new musical style with their hit "Surfin"
1962 Storm in Hamburg, kills 265
1962 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 67 points vs St Louis
1963 Toru Terasawa runs world record marathon (2:15:15.8
1964 101st member elected to baseball's hall of fame (Luke Appling)
1964 US House of Reps accept Law on the civil rights
1964 US Supreme court rules - 1 man 1 vote (Westberry v Sanders)
1964 WMEM TV channel 10 in Presque Isle, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting
1965 US Ranger 8 launched, will transmit 7,137 lunar pictures
1965 US-Japan baseball relations suspended over Masanori Murakami dispute
1966 French satellite Diapason D-1A launch into Earth orbit
1967 Beatles release "Penny Lane" & "Strawberry Fields"
1967 Kosmos 140 (Soyuz Test) launches into Earth orbit
1968 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield Mass, opens
1969 Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash record an album (never released)
1969 Golda Meir sworn in as Israel's 1st female prime minister
1970 Jeffrey McDonald slices up his wife & daughter
1970 Joni Mitchell's final concert (Royal Albert Hall)
1970 Robert Marasco's "Child's Play," premieres in NYC
1971 England regains cricket Ashes with a 2-0 series win
1972 British Parliament votes to join European Common Market
1972 President Nixon leaves Washington DC for China
1973 Rodney Redmond scores 107 on debut v Pakistan, his only Test Cricket
1974 49 die in stampede for seats at soccer match, Cairo, Egypt
1974 Carol Mann wins LPGA Naples Lely Golf Classic
1976 "Rockabye Hamlet" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 7 performances
1976 Macau adopts constitution (Organic Law of Macau)
1976 NZ scores their 1st innings win in Test Cricket, v India
1976 Richard Hadlee takes 7-23 v India, his 1st match-winning spell
1979 China invades Vietnam
1979 Eric Heiden equals skating world record 1000m (1:14.99)
1980 Buddy Baker wins Daytona 500 (177.6 MPH/285.8 kph)
1980 Dot Germain wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
1981 Chrysler Corp reports largest corporate losses in US history
1982 Commencement of Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket match, v England
1983 Bob Bourne fails on 8th Islander penalty shot
1983 Netherlands adopts constitution
1983 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1985 1st class postage rises from 20› to 22›
1985 1st day/night game at the MCG, Australia v England
1985 3rd person to receive an artificial heart (Murray Haydon)
1985 Hein Vergeer becomes world champion skater
1985 Laffit Pincay Jr is third to ride 6,000th winners at Santa Anita
1986 1st Francophone Summit convenes at Versailles
1986 Howard Stern radio show returns to NYC morning radio (WXRK 92.3 FM)
1986 Johnson & Johnson announces it no longer sell capsule drugs
1986 Libyan bombers attack N'djamena Airport in Chad
1987 Don Mattingly wins highest salary arbitration ($1,975,000 per year)
1987 Michelle Renee Royer, 21, (Texas), crowned 36th Miss USA
1988 Lebanese terrorists kidnap UN truce observer Lt Col William Higgins
1988 US Lt Col Wm Higgins kidnapped by Lebanese terrorists & later killed
1989 6-week study of Arctic atmosphere shows no ozone "hole"
1989 Former baseball player/manager Leo Durocher injured in a car crash
1989 Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia & Libya form common market
1989 Orel Hershiser, Dodger pitcher signs record $7.9M-3 year contract
1989 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1989 Whitesnake's rocker David Coverdale weds actress Tawny Kitaen
1991 US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
1993 Haitian ferry boat capsize in storm, 800-2,000 die
1993 Mark Foster swims world record 50m free style (21.60 sec)
1995 11th Soap Opera Digest Awards
1995 Colin Fergusson found guilty of killing 6 people on the LIRR in NY
1995 Tiger mgr Sparky Anderson takes unpaid leave due to baseball strike
1995 Federal judge allows lawsuit claiming US tobacco makers knew nicotine was addictive & manipulated its levels to keep customers hooked
1996 1st full ODI for the Netherlands, v NZ, cricket World Cup Nolan Clarke makes ODI debut for Netherlands at age 47
1997 Carl Sagan Public Memorial at Pasadena Calif
1997 Weekly Standard shows evidence Larry Flint sex abused his daughter
1998 Diane Zamora, 20, Naval Academy cadet convicted of capital murder
1998 Larry Wayne Harris & Bill Levitt arrested for possession of anthrax
2000 Microsoft Corp. releases Windows 2000.
2000 Microsoft Corp. releases Windows 2000.
2000 Microsoft Corp. releases Windows 2000.
2000 Microsoft Corp. releases Windows 2000.
2000 Microsoft Corp. releases Windows 2000.

That's all for today.

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