Thursday, January 18, 2018.


1543 Alfonso Ferrabosco, composer
1641 Fran‡ois Michel le Tellier, French statesman (Marquis de Louvois)
1657 Hendrik Casimir II, Dutch Fieldmarshal (Nassau)
1685 Tiberius Hemsterhuis, Dutch Classical prof, baptized
1689 Charles de Montesquieu, France, philosopher/writer (Letters Persanes)
1726 Hendrik D F L, prince of Prussia/diplomat
1732 Jean-Guillain Cardon, composer
1751 Ferdinand Kauer, composer
1779 Peter Roget(of Thesaurus fame) invented slide rule, pocket chess
1779 Peter Roget, thesaurus fame/inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard)
1779 Peter Roget(of Thesaurus fame) invented slide rule, pocket chess
1782 Daniel Webster, early American orator and politician.
1782 Daniel Webster, Salisbury NH, orator/politician/lawyer
1782 Daniel Webster, early American orator and politician.
1793 William Henry Havergal, composer
1795 Anna Paulowna Romanova, monarch of Russia/daughter of czar Paul I
1809 Richard Caswell Gatlin, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1896
1813 Joseph Farwell Glidden, invented 1st useable barbed wire
1813 Joseph Farwell Glidden, inventor (1st coml useable barbed wire)
1813 Joseph Farwell Glidden, invented 1st useable barbed wire
1815 James Chesnut Jr, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1885
1815 Richard Yates Gov, MC (Union), died in 1873
1817 Jacques Gregoir, composer
1818 Johannes van Vloten, Dutch literary/theologist
1820 Abraham Buford, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1884
1829 Louis van Haecke, Flemish chaplain/author (Blood to Bridge)
1831 Edward Ferrero, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1899
1835 C‚sar A Cui, Vilna Lithuania, fort architect/composer
1835 Jan van Droogenbroeck, Flemish poet
1840 Austin Dobson, England, poet/critic/biographer
1840 Ernst Rudorff, composer
1841 Alexis-Emmanuel Chabrier, France, composer (Le Roi Malgr‚ Lui)
1849 Edmund Barton, 1st PM of Australia (1900-03)
1854 Thomas A. Watson, needed by Bell.
1854 Thomas A Watson, needed by Bell, inventor assistant (Telephone)
1854 Thomas A. Watson, needed by Bell.
1856 L. Bianchi --1928
1856 L. Bianchi --1928
1856 L. Bianchi --1928
1856 L. Bianchi --1928
1856 Daniel Nathan Hale Williams, surgeon (1st open heart operation)
1856 John Hyatt Brewer, composer
1856 L. Bianchi --1928
1857 Otto von Below, German commandant (WW I)
1861 Hans Goldschmidt, German chemist
1861 Raymond Huntington Woodman, composer
1867 Rub‚n Dar¡o, national poet (Nicaragua)
1869 Willem De Vreese, Flemish linguist/biblographer
1870 Berend Modderman, printer (Drukkers yearbook)
1871 Franz Blei, [Peregrinus Steinh”vel], Austrian painter/critic
1872 Paul Leautaud, [Maurice Boissard], France, writer (Petit ami)
1878 Hendrik Baels, Belgian politician
1879 Henri-Honor‚ Giraud, French general/member of parliament
1880 Paul Ehrenfest, Austria/Neth physicist (adiabates hypothesis)
1881 Gaston Gallimard, French publisher (Librairie Gallimard) [or 1908]
1882 A.A. Milne
1882 A.A. Milne
1882 A.A. Milne
1882 A.A. Milne
1882 A.A. Milne
1882 Alan Alexander Milne, English author (Winnie-the-Pooh)
1882 Jacob Clay, Dutch philospher/phyicist (Mesones)
1882 Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist
1884 Arthur Ransome, English author (Swallows & Amazons)
1886 Antoine Pevsner, French sculptor
1886 Peter Alma, Dutch painter/graphic artist
1892 Oliver Hardy, of the comedy team Laurel and Hardy.
1892 Oliver Hardy, Harlem Ga, comedy team member (Laurel & Hardy)
1892 Oliver Hardy, of the comedy team Laurel and Hardy.
1893 John Lawrence Seymour, composer
1893 Jorge Guill‚n, Valladolid Spain, poet/critic (C ntico, Final)
1894 Wilhelm HC Tenhaeff, Dutch parapsychologist
1896 Hans H Holm, Norwegian poet (Jonsoknatt)
1901 Arie Querido, Dutch social psychiatrist
1903 Berthold Goldschmidt, German/British (opera)composer (Beatrice Cenci)
1904 Cary Grant
1904 Cary Grant
1904 Cary Grant
1904 Cary Grant
1904 Cary Grant, actor (Arsenic & Old Lace, North by Northwest)
1904 Cary Grant
1904 Cary Grant, England, actor (Arsenic & Old Lace, North by Northwest)
1904 Henri-Georges Adam, French etcher/painter/sculptor (Grand Nude)
1904 Cary Grant, actor (Arsenic & Old Lace, North by Northwest)
1905 Chick Chandler, Kingston NY, actor (Barney-One Happy Family)
1906 Hans Aeschbacher, Swiss sculptor (Venus de Six-Tours)
1907 Janos Ferencsik, Budapest Hungary, conductor (Budapest Opera)
1908 Albert P Morano, (Rep-R-Conn, 1951-59)
1908 Jacob Bronowsky, British mathematician/cultural historian
1910 Arthur John Howard, actor (Frieda, Last Holiday, Paradiso, Glass Cage)
1911 Gabor Darvas, composer
1912 Charles Moeller, Belgian theologist (Humanism et saintete)
1912 Ren‚ Gabri‰ls, Belgian billiard pro (7 World/9 European championships)
1912 William Sansom, English writer (Loving Eye)
1913 Danny Kaye
1913 Danny Kaye
1913 Danny Kaye
1913 Danny Kaye
1913 Danny Kaye
1913 Danny Kaye, Bkln NY, UNICEF/comedian/actor (Danny Kaye Show)
1914 Arno Schmidt, writer
1916 Alec Coxon, cricketer (England pace bowler in one Test, 2-90 & 1-82)
1917 Oscar Lewenstein, impressario
1918 Adriano Mandarino Hypolito, priest
1918 Bohuslav Jeremias, composer, dies at 58
1918 Ton Brandsteder, CEO/founder (Sony Nederland)
1919 Juan Antonio Orrego-Salas, Santiago Chile, composer
1921 Bruce Woodcock, boxer
1922 Constance Moore, Sioux City Iowa, actress (Window on Main Street)
1922 Yehezkiel Braun, composer
1924 Donald Baverstock, TV producer
1925 Anthony Joly de Lotbiniere, TV producer
1925 Gilles Deleuze, philosopher
1925 Roepie Kruize, Dutch field hockey player (Olympic-Bronze-48/Silver-52)
1932 Joe Schmidt, NFL Hall-of-Famer
1932 Robert Anton Wilson, US, sci-fi author (Trick Top Hat)
1933 David Bellamy, English botanist/tv-program maker
1933 John Boorman, producer/dir (Exorcist II, Deliverance, Zardoz)
1933 Ray Dolby, sound expert/inventor (Dolby noise limiting system)
1933 Vladimir Yevgrafovich Bugrov, cosmonaut
1935 Raymond Briggs, English author (Fungus the Bogeyman)
1939 Bernard Glassman, NY, Zen teacher/head (Zen Center of NY)
1941 Bobby Goldsboro
1941 Bobby Goldsboro
1941 Bobby Goldsboro
1941 Bobby Goldsboro
1941 Bobby Goldsboro
1941 Bobby Goldsboro, Marianna Fla, singer (Honey)
1941 David Ruffin, Miss, vocalist (Temptations-Papa Was a Rolling Stone)
1941 Iva Zanicchi, actress (Ragazza Tutta d'Oro)
1943 Dave Greene, rocker
1944 Larry "Legs" Smith, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band-Urban Spaceman)
1944 Relus ter Beek, Dutch Minister of defense (PvdA)
1946 Katia Ricclarelli, actress (Falstaff, Otello, Turandot)
1948 Takeshi Kitano, Tokyo Japan, actor (Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence)
1950 Claudia de Colombia, Bogato Columbia, spanish singer (Yo Creo En Ti)
1950 Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer
1950 John Hughes, director (Breakfast Club, 16 Candles, Weird Science)
1953 Brett Hudson, Portland Ore, comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show)
1955 Kevin Costner
1955 Kevin Costner
1955 Kevin Costner
1955 Kevin Costner
1955 Kevin Costner
1955 Johannes AM "Hans" van Tongeren, Dutch actor (Hunk)
1955 Kevin Costner, LA Calif, actor (Fandango, Silverado, Bull Durham)
1955 Mable Fergerson, LA Calif, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1972)
1956 Mark Collie, Waynesboro Tn, country singer (Another Old Soldier)
1957 Tom Bailey, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Thompson Twins-Doctor Doctor)
1958 Jeffrey N Williams, Superior Wisc, Major Army/astronaut
1958 Larry Smith, NBA player
1959 Bob Rosenberg, rocker (Will To Power)
1961 Mark D Messier, Edmonton Alberta, NHL Center (Edmonton, NY Rangers)
1962 Alison Arngrim, actress (Nellie-Little House of the Prairie)
1962 David O'Connor, equestrian 3-day (Olympics-silver-96)
1963 Jane Horrocks, Lancashire England, actress (Absolutely Fabulous)
1964 Brady Anderson, Silver Spring MD, outfielder (Baltimore Orioles)
1964 Jenny Holliday, Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1965 Richard Dunwoody, British(?) jockey)
1967 Kim Perrot, WNBA guard (Houston Comets)
1967 M C Tab, [Sharon Richard], NYC, rapper
1967 Peter Cox Jr, Bronxville NY, fencer-sabre (Olympics-96)
1969 Larry Webster, defensive tackle (Baltimore Ravens)
1969 Marvin Pope, CFL defensive end (Calgary Stampeders)
1970 Leo Araguz, NLF/WLAF punter (Oakland Raiders, Rhein Fire)
1971 Andre Coleman, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (SD Chargers)
1971 Greg Engel, NFL center (SD Chargers)
1972 Jonathan Housemen Davis, Korn
1972 Jonathan Housemen Davis, Korn
1972 Jonathan Housemen Davis, Korn
1972 Jonathan Housemen Davis, Korn
1972 Jonathan Housemen Davis, Korn
1972 Dwayne Carswell, NFL tight end (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1972 Mike Lieberthal, Glendale CA, catcher (Phila Phillies)
1972 Ryan Kuehl, defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
1972 Steven Conley, linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1972 Vinod Kambli, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1993-)
1973 Crispian Mills, London, vocalist/guitarist (Kula Shaker)
1973 Edward Jasper, defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
1973 Junior Burrough, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
1973 Regilio Vreede, soccer player (Blue White, RKC)
1974 Devon Odessa, actor (Sharon-My So Called Life, Girl of Limberlost)
1974 Shane Burton, defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)
1975 Derek Smith, linebacker (Washington Redskins)
1976 Laurence Courtois, Kortrijk Belg, tennis star (1995 finalist Jakarta)
1976 Vincent Polvliet, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
1981 Kimberly Gloudemans, Miss California Teen USA (1997)
1981 Latoya Farley, Miss Oklahoma Teen USA (1996)


National Clean Off Your Desk Day
National Clean Off Your Desk Day
336 St Mark elected Catholic Pope
350 General Maxentius drives out Western Roman emperor Constans
532 Nika uprising at Constantinople fails, 30-40,000 die
1307 German king Albrecht I makes his son Rudolf king of Bohemia
1478 Grand Duke Ivan II of Moscow occupies Novgorod
1486 King Henry VII of England marries Elizabeth, daughter of Edward IV
1520 Christian II of Denmark & Norway defeats Swedes at Lake Asunde
1535 Francisco Pizarro founds Lima Peru
1644 1st UFO sighting in America, by perplexed Pilgrims in Boston.
1644 1st UFO sighting in America, by perplexed Pilgrims in Boston.
1644 1st UFO sighting in America, by perplexed pilgrims in Boston
1644 Perplexed Pilgrims in Boston reported America's 1st UFO sighting
1650 French Prince Louis II of Cond‚ captured
1671 Pirate Henry Morgan defeats Spanish defenders, captures Panam 
1691 English king Willem III travels to The Hague
1701 Frederik I/Sophie Charlotte van Hanover crowned king/queen of Prussia
1733 1st polar bear exhibited in America (Boston)
1777 San Jose California, founded
1778 Captain James Cook stumbles over the Hawaiian Islands.
1778 Captain James Cook stumbles over the Hawaiian Islands.
1778 Capt James Cook stumbles over Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands)
1788 English settlers arrive in Aust's Botany Bay to setup penal colony
1795 French admitted to Amsterdam without resistance
1795 governor/viceroy Willem V flees Scheveningen to England
1817 San Mart¡n leads a revolutionary army over Andes
1840 Electro-Magnetic Intelligencer, 1st US electrical journal, appears
1850 British blockade Pir‘us, Greece to enforce mercantile claims
1854 Filibuster William Walker proclaims Republic of Sonora in NW M‚xico
1862 Confederate Territory of Arizona forms
1865 Battle of Ft Moultrie, SC
1869 The elegant California Theatre opens in San Francisco.
1869 The elegant California Theatre opens in San Francisco.
1869 Elegant Calif Theater opens in SF
1871 2nd German Empire proclaimed by Kaiser Wilhelm I & Bismarck
1884 General Charles Gordon departs London for Khartoum
1895 Amsterdam's AFC soccer team forms
1896 1st demonstration of an X-ray machine in US (NYC)
1896 British troops occupy Kumasi, West Africa
1900 Jan Blockx's "T˜l Uilenspiegel" premieres in Brussels
1901 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Graves De Communi Re
1905 French govt of Combes falls
1908 Frederick Delius' "Brigg Fair," premieres
1911 1st shipboard landing of a plane (from Tanforan Park to the USS Pennsylvania).
1911 1st shipboard landing of a plane (from Tanforan Park to the USS Pennsylvania).
1911 1st shipboard landing of a plane (Tanforan Park to USS Pennsylvania)
1912 English explorer Robert F Scott & his expedition reach South Pole, only to discover that Roald Amundsen had gotten there before
1913 Turkish-Greek sea battle near Troy
1915 Train crashes at Colima-Guadalajara Mexico, about 600 die
1919 Versailles Peace Conference, ending World War I
1919 Versailles Peace Conference, ending World War I
1919 WW I Peace Congress opens in Versailles, France
1921 William Archer's "Green Goddess," premieres in NYC
1922 Irish author Liam O'Flaherty & others occupy Rotunda in Dublin
1923 1st radio telegraph message from Netherlands to Dutch East Indies
1929 "NY Daily Mirror" columnist Walter Winchell debuts on radio
1929 Stalin proposes to ban Trotsky from the Politburo
1930 -27øF (-33øC), Watts, Oklahoma (state record)
1930 Shostakovitch' opera "The Nose," premieres in Leningrad
1933 White Sands National Monument, NM established
1934 Eugene O'Neill's "Days Without End," premieres in NYC
1938 Bradman scores 104* for South Australia v NSW at the SCG
1938 Pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander is elected to Hall of Fame
1939 SA wicketkeeper Bradman gets his 6th straight ton, 135* v NSW
1942 Nazi's arrest Frans Goedhart & Wiardi Beckman
1943 Jews in Warsaw Ghetto begin resistance of Nazis
1943 Presliced bread sale banned to reduce bakery demand for metal parts
1943 Soviets announce they broke long Nazi siege of Leningrad
1943 US rations bread & metal
1943 Uprising in Warsaw ghetto
1944 1st Chinese naturalized US citizen since repeal of exclusion acts
1945 Warsaw freed by Soviet army
1947 "Red Mill" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 831 performances
1947 Detroit Tigers sell Hank Greenberg to Pirates (for $25-35,000)
1947 Small river steamer sank on Yangtze River, kills 400
1948 1st courses begin at University of Ibadan, Nigeria
1948 Ted Mack's "Original Amateur Hour" begins, DuMont (later NBC/ABC/CBS)
1949 "They Stand Accused" courtroom drama premieres on CBS (later DuMont)
1949 1st US Congressional standing committee headed by Negro (W Dawson)
1949 South African Rev Andries P Treurnicht marries Engela Dreyer
1950 Christopher Fry's "Venus Observed," premieres in London
1950 Indians pitcher Bob Feller, after 15-14 season, takes $20,000 salary cut to $45,000, pay cut is Feller's own suggestion
1951 1st use of lie detector in Netherlands
1951 Hermann Flake sentenced to death due to "hate campaign against GDR"
1951 NFL rules tackles, guards & centers ineligible for forward pass
1951 NFL takes control of failing Baltimore Colts
1953 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
1954 Fanfani forms Italian govt
1956 Tunisian Revolution Day (National Day)
1956 Tunisian Revolution Day (National Day)
1956 German DR forms own army (National People's Army)
1957 3 B-52's set record for around-the-world flight, 45 hr 19 min
1958 1st black in NHL (William O'Ree, Boston Bruins)
1959 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
1960 US & Japan sign joint defense treaty
1961 Zanzibar's Afro-Shirazi party wins 1 seat by a single vote & parliament by a single seat
1962 Southern University closed due to demonstrations
1962 US begins spraying foliage in Vietnam to reveal Viet Cong guerrillas
1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 Reinier Paping wins Dutch 11-Cities Skating Race (10:59)
1964 Beatles 1st appear on Billboard Chart (I Want to Hold Your Hand-#35)
1964 Plans for World Trade Center announced (NYC)
1965 H L de Vries appointed Dutch governor of Suriname
1966 Robert C Weaver, confirmed as 1st black cabinet member (HUD)
1967 20th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 3-0 at Montreal
1967 Albert DeSalvo (Boston Strangler) sentenced to life in prison
1967 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 Yellowknife replaces Ottawa as capital of NW Territories, Canada
1968 "Happy Time" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 286 performances
1968 Hester & Appolinar's musical "Your Own Thing," premieres in NYC
1968 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1969 Expanded 4 party Vietnam peace talks began in Paris
1970 Hasse B”rjes skates world record 500m in 38.9 sec
1970 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 16-13
1971 Ivan Koloff beats Bruno Sammartino in NY, to become WWF champ
1973 Boston Red Sox sign Orlando Cepeda as 1st player signed as a DH
1973 Islanders break 12 game losing streak, 20 game road winless streak
1973 John Cleese's final episode on "Monty Python's Flying Circus," on BBC
1974 "$6 Million Man" starring Lee Majors premieres on ABC TV
1974 Israel & Egypt sign weapons accord
1975 "Jeffersons" spinoff from "All in the Family" premieres on CBS
1976 Superbowl X: Pitts Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 21-17 in Miami Superbowl MVP: Lynn Swann, Pittsburgh, WR
1977 Imran Khan takes 12 wickets in match for Pakistan win at the SCG
1978 Geoff Boycott captains England for the 1st time, v Pak Karachi
1978 Roof of 3-yr-old Civic Center in Hartford, Ct collapses (no injuries)
1978 Thiokol conducts 2nd test firing of space shuttle's SRB
1979 Peter Jenkins finishes "A Walk Across America," Florence Oregon
1980 Gold reaches $1,000 an oz
1980 Pink Floyd's "Wall" hits #1
1980 Studio 54 owners Steve Rubell & Ian Schrager sentenced to 3« years in prison for tax evasion & fined $20,000
1981 Iran accepts US offer of $7.9 billion in frozen assets
1981 Wendy O Williams arrested in Milwaukee for on-stage obscenity
1983 IOC restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals 70 years after they were taken from him for being paid $25 in semipro baseball
1984 80th Islander & 3rd dual hat trick (Carroll & Bossy) 9-1 win
1985 US renounces jurisdiction of World Court despite previous promise
1986 24th Space Shuttle (61-C) Mission-Columbia 7-returns to Earth
1986 AIDS charity record "That's What Friends are For," hits #1
1986 NY Lotto pays $30.5 million to one winner (#s are 19-20-27-34-41-46)
1987 11th Soap Opera Digest Poll Awards - Days of Our Live wins
1988 Airliner crashes in SW China, killing all 108 on board
1989 Astronomers discover pulsar in remnants of Supernova 1987A (LMC)
1989 Candace Thomas marries Steve Garvey
1989 IBM announces earnings up 10.4% in 1988
1989 Otis Redding, Dion, Rolling Stones, Temptations & Stevie Wonder
1989 West Indies beat Australia 2-1 to win the World Series Cup
1990 South Africa says its reconsidering ban on African Natl Congress
1990 Wash DC, Mayor Marion Barry arrested in drug enforcement sting
1991 Iraq launches SCUD missiles against Israel
1991 US acknowledges CIA & US Army paid Noriega $320,000 over his career
1991 WLAF's NY Knights become NY-NJ Knights
1991 Longest tennis match at the Australian Open, Boris Becker beats Italy's Omar Camporese in 5 hours & 11 mins
1992 43rd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 10-6 at Phila
1992 49th Golden Globes
1992 Actress Joan Chen (Twin Peaks) marries Dr Peter Hui
1992 Comedian Pat McCormick injured in a car accident
1992 NHL All Star Game - Campbell-10, Wales-6 (Brett Hull, MVP) at Phila
1993 Martin Luther King Jr holiday observed in all 50 states for 1st time
1993 West Indies win the World Series Cup, beating Australia 2-0
1995 Kumble takes 16-99 in match for Karnataka v Kerala
1995 Pope John Paul II begins visit to Australia
1996 Baseball owners unanimously approve interleague play in 1997
1996 Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from Michael Jackson in NY
1997 47th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 11-7 at San Jose Arena
1998 "Ragtime," opens at Ford Theater NYC
1998 48th NHL All-Star Game: North America beats World 8-7 at Vancouver
1998 55th Golden Globes Awards
1998 ABL All-Star Game at Disney complex in Orlando
1998 Boston Celtics retire Robert Parrish's #00
1998 Kelly Robbins wins Healthsouth Golf Inaugural
1998 UCP Telethon

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