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Friday, January 19, 2018.



Birthdays


Muhammad
Muhammad
570 Mohammed, Islamic prophet (Koran)
1200 Dogen Kigen, Japan, Zen teacher, 1st patriarch of the Japanese Soto
1544 Francis II de Valois-Angoulˆme, king of France (1559-60)
1613 Jacques Huyn, composer
1639 No‰l Alexandre, French theologian/historian
1676 John Weldon, composer
1679 Girolamo Chiti, composer
1686 Hakuin Ekakuborn, Japan, Zen Buddhist
1736 James Watt, made the steam engine workable.
1736 James Watt, Scotland, inventor (steam engine)
1736 Laurens P van de Spiegel, Dutch regent/secretary of State 1787-95
1736 James Watt, made the steam engine workable.
1737 Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Fr writer (Paul et Virgin)
1749 Isaiah Thomas, American printer, editor, publisher, historian
1749 Isaiah Thomas, US, printer/editor/publisher/historian
1749 Isaiah Thomas, American printer, editor, publisher, historian
1760 Melchor Lopez Jimenez, composer
1790 Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom, Swedish historian/poet (Blommorna)
1798 Auguste Comte, philosopher/founder (sociology & positivism)
1802 [Jean] Silvain van de Weyer, 1st Belg min of Foreign affairs (1831)
1806 Vaclav Jindrich Veit, composer
1807 Robert E. Lee, Leader of the Army of the Confederacy
1807 Robert Edward Lee, Stratford Va, General-in-Chief (Confederacy)
1807 Robert E. Lee, Leader of the Army of the Confederacy
1809 Edgar Allen Poe, poet/writer (Annabelle Lee, The Raven)
1809 Edgar Allan Poe, Boston, author (Pit & the Pendulum)
1809 Edgar Allen Poe, poet/writer (Annabelle Lee, The Raven)
1813 Henry Bessemer, engineer/inventor (Bessemer engine)
1816 Henry Gray, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1892
1820 John Haskell King, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1888
1827 Carlos Guido y Spano, Argentina, conductor (R fagas)
1830 George Blake Cosby, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1909
1832 Ferdinand Laub, composer
1832 Salvador Giner y Vidal, composer
1833 R.F.A. Clebsch --1872
1833 R.F.A. Clebsch --1872
1833 R.F.A. Clebsch --1872
1833 R.F.A. Clebsch --1872
1833 R.F.A. Clebsch --1872
1837 William Williams Keen, surgeon (brain)
1839 Paul Cezanne, painter
1839 Bohumil Pazdirek, composer
1839 Paul C‚zanne, France, impressionist painter (Bathers)
1839 Paul Cezanne, painter
1851 David Starr Jordan, NY, biologist/university pres (Leland Stanford)
1851 Johannes C Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer
1858 Eugene Brieux, French playwright (Blanchette, Lesson Avaries)
1859 Alice Eastwood, Toronto, botanist (Handbook of Trees of Calif)
1863 Werner Sombart, German fascist (Juden und das Wirtschaftsleben)
1866 Harry Davenport, NYC, actor/director (Her Unborn Child, My Sin)
1868 Gustav Meyrink, writer
1869 Alfred R Zimmerman, mayor (Rotterdam 1906-22)/Dir (League of Nations)
1873 Hans E Blaich, writer
1877 Charles Coburn, Savannah Ga, actor (Devil & Miss Jones)
1879 G. Fubini --1943
1879 G. Fubini --1943
1879 G. Fubini --1943
1879 G. Fubini --1943
1879 Marie Koenen, author/wife of Felix Rutten (Wassend Cereal)
1879 G. Fubini --1943
1883 Hermann Abendroth, German conductor
1884 Albert Louis Wolff, composer
1887 Alexander Woollcott, NJ, short story writer (Man Who Came to Dinner)
1889 Sophie Taeuber/T„uber-Arp, Swiss sculptor/wife of Hans Arp (Dada)
1892 Olafur Thors, Icelandic PM (6 times, 1942-63)
1897 Natacha Rambova, Salt Lake City UT, costume designer
1897 Ren‚ Victor, Flemish lawyer/knight (Rechtskundig Weekblad)
1899 [John] Herbert Whitton Sumsion, organist/composer
1902 Heinrich Schmist-Barrien, German author (Moorkeerl)
1903 Alfred Lane Beit, connoisseur
1903 Erwin Nyiregyh zi, Budapest Hungary, pianist
1904 James Winston Watts, developer (Frontal Lobotomy)
1905 Anne Schumacher Hummert, radio pioneer
1905 Oveta Culp Hobby, govt official/newspaper publisher/CEO (Houston Post)
1906 Ish Kabbible, [Merwyn Bogue], Penns, comedian (Kay Kyser's Kollege)
1906 Lanny Ross, Seattle, radio singer (Show Boat, The Swift Show)
1907 Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)
1910 Willi Schmidt, Germany, director
1912 Francis David Charteris, earl of Wemyss & March/Scottish landowner
1912 Jean G H "Sjeng" Tans, Dutch soc dem chairman (1965-69)
1912 Leonid V Kantorovich, St Petersburg Russia, economist (Nobel)
1913 Phyllis Flowerdew, school Reading text author
1914 Lester Flatt, country musician (Flatt & Scruggs)
1915 Alvy West, Bkln NY, orch leader (Andy Williams Show)
1917 John Raitt, Bonnie Raitt's father/singer/actor (Pajama Game)
1917 Rudolf Maros, composer
1918 John H Johnson, US, publisher (Negro Digest, Ebony, Jet)
1919 Anthony Dexter, [Walter Fleischmann], NB Canada, actor (Valentino)
1919 Dharam Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1964)
1920 Javier P‚rez de Cu‚llar, Lima Per£, 5th sec-gen of UN (1982-91)
1921 Patricia Highsmith, [Plangman], US/Swiss writer (Strangers on a Train)
1922 Guy Madison
1922 Guy Madison
1922 Guy Madison
1922 Guy Madison
1922 Guy Madison
1922 Arthur Morris, cricketer (great Australian lefty opening batsman)
1922 Guy Madison, [Robert Moseley], Calif, actor (Wild Bill Hickok)
1922 Ken Hughes, Liverpool England, director (Casino Royale)
1923 Jean Stapleton
1923 Jean Stapleton
1923 Jean Stapleton
1923 Jean Stapleton
1923 Jean Stapleton
1923 Jean Stapleton, NYC, actress (Damn Yankees, Klute, All in the Family)
1924 7th earl of Carnarvon, English large landowner
1924 Jean Fran‡ois Revel, French journalist/author (Ni Marx ni J‚sus)
1924 Nicholas Colasanto, Providence RI, actor (Coach Ernie-Cheers)
1925 Nina [Mary] Bawden, English author (Afternoon of a Good Woman)
1926 Fritz Weaver, Pitts Pa, actor (Josef-Holocaust, Day of the Dolphin)
1926 Libera Carlier, Flemish author (Action Station Go!)
1928 Dainin Katagiri, Osaka Japan, Zen teacher, associate of Shunryu Suzuki
1928 Edward Gerard Schurmann, composer
1929 Ulu Grosbard, Belgium, actor (Straight Time, Georgia, Falling in Love)
1930 John Waite, cricket wicket-keeper (great South African)
1931 Tippi Hedren
1931 Tippi Hedren
1931 Tippi Hedren
1931 Tippi Hedren
1931 Tippi Hedren
1931 Robert MacNeil, Montreal, news anchor (NBC Weekend News, 1965-67)
1931 Ron Packard, (Rep-R-CA, 1983- )
1932 Joe Schmidt, NFL Hall of Fame linebacker (Detroit Lions)
1932 Richard Lester, movie director (Hard Day's Night, Help!, Petulia)
1933 Marc F A Andries, Flemish actor (Central Station)
1935 Tippi Hedren, Minnesota, actress (The Birds, Marnie, Bold & Beautiful)
1936 Elliott Schwartz, composer
1936 Ursula Andress, Switzerland, actress (She)
1938 Denny Smith, (Rep-R-OR, 1981- )
1938 Eskil Hemberg, composer
1938 Phil Everly, Brownie Ky, singer (Everly Bros-Wake Up Little Susie)
1939 Phil Everly
1939 Phil Everly
1939 Phil Everly
1939 Phil Everly
1939 Phil Everly
1940 Barend J du Plessis, S African minister of Finance (1984- )
1940 Mary Mills, LPGA golfer
1942 Michael Crawford
1942 Michael Crawford
1942 Michael Crawford
1942 Michael Crawford
1942 Michael Crawford
1942 Michael Crawford, England, Broadway star (Phantom of the Opera)
1942 Shelly Fabares, Santa Monica Calif, actress (Donna Reed Show, Coach)
1943 Janis Joplin
1943 Janis Joplin
1943 Janis Joplin
1943 Janis Joplin
1943 Janis Joplin
1943 Janis Joplin, Port Arthur Tx, bluesy rock singer (Down on Me)
1943 Joe Butler, rocker
1943 Margriet Francisca, Dutch Princess
1944 Shelley Fabares
1944 Shelley Fabares
1944 Shelley Fabares
1944 Shelley Fabares
1944 Shelley Fabares
1944 Dan Reeves, NFL Coach (NY Giants, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons)
1944 Pehr Henrik Nordgren, composer
1944 Richard [Erskine Frere] Leakey, Nairobi Kenya, anthropologist
1945 Charles Amirkhanian, composer
1945 Rod Evans, rocker (Deep Purple-Come Taste the Band)
1945 Vadim Abdrashitov, director (Fox Hunt, Parade of Planets)
1946 Dolly Parton, country singer, bra buster in Tennessee
1946 Alexandr Vladimirovich Shchukin, Russian cosmonaut
1946 Dolly Rebecca Parton, Sevierville Tn, country singer (Dolly, 9 to 5)
1946 Julian Barnes, England, writer (Before She Met Me)
1946 Dolly Parton, country singer, bra buster in Tennessee
1947 Alessandro Haber, actor (China is Near)
1947 Ann Compton, news reporter (ABC TV)
1948 Harvey Hinsley, rocker
1949 Robert Palmer, Batley England, singer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
1951 Linda Hayden, Middlesex England, actress (Blood on Satan's Claw)
1952 Dewey Bunell, Yorkshire England, rock guitarist (America-Daisy Jane)
1953 Desi Arnaz, Jr.
1953 Desi Arnaz, Jr.
1953 Desi Arnaz, Jr.
1953 Desi Arnaz, Jr.
1953 Desi Arnaz, Jr.
1953 Desi Arnaz Jr, LA Calif, actor (Craig-Here's Lucy, Fakeout, Joyride)
1954 Katey Sagal, LA Calif, actress (Peg Bundy-Married with Children)
1954 Steve DeBerg, NFL quarterback (Broncos, Chiefs, Bucs, 49ers)
1955 Simon Rattle, England, orchestra conductor (Birmingham Symph Orch)
1957 Mickael Virtue, rock keyboardist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
1957 Ottis "O J" Anderson, NFL running back (NY Giants)
1960 Alfrederick Joyner, E St Louis Ill, triple jumper (Olympic-gold-1984)
1961 Paul McCrane, actor (Hotel New Hampshire, We're Fighting Back)
1961 William Ragsdale, AK, actor (Fright Night, Mannequin 2, Smooth Talk)
1962 Anthony Edwards, Santa Barbara, actor (Mike Monroe-Northern Exposure)
1962 Chris Sabo, Detroit MI, pitcher (Cin Reds, Baltimore Orioles)
1963 Adele Peterson, LPGA golfer
1963 Caron Wheeler, English singer (Soul II Soul-Keep on Movin')
1963 Michael Adams, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
1965 Ricky Reynolds, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)
1966 Anthony Young, US baseball pitcher (NY Met, Chicago Cubs)
1966 Ronnie Williams, NFL tight end (Miami Dolphins)
1966 Stefan Edberg, Sweden, tennis player (Wimbledon 1988, US Open 1991)
1966 Sylvain Cote, Duberger, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
1967 Christine Tucci, actress (Amanda Cory-Another World)
1968 Marty Conlon, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
1968 Whitfield Crane, rocker (Ugly Kid Joe-Mad Man, Too Bad)
1969 Junior Seau
1969 Junior Seau
1969 Junior Seau
1969 Junior Seau
1969 Junior Seau
1969 Andrew Murray Stone, Auckland NZ, Open 470 yachter (Olympics-96)
1969 Junior Seau, NFL inside linebacker (SD Chargers)
1969 Luc Longley, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
1969 Orlando Palmeiro, Hoboken NJ, outfielder (California Angels)
1970 Ghetty Chasun, Erie Penn, actress (Red Lips)
1970 Rick Krivda, Mckeesport PA, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles)
1970 T J Mathews, Belleville IL, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1971 Jeff Juden, Salem MA, baseball pitcher (Phila Phillies, SF Giants)
1971 Maurice Hofman, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
1971 Reggie Brooks, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
1971 Shawn Wayans, actor (In Living Color)
1972 Tyrone Wheatley, NFL running back (NY Giants)
1973 Chris Stynes, Queens NY, infielder (KC Royals)
1974 Amaury Telemaco, Higuey Dom Rep, pitcher (Chic Cubs)
1974 Gregory Playfair, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (PSV)
1974 Tarik Oulida, soccer player (Ajax/Seville)
1974 Walter Jones, tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
1975 Natalie Harvey, Australian 3k/5k runner (Olympics-96)
1976 Claire Grech, Miss Malta Universe (1997)
1976 Sky Christopherson, Tucson Ariz, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1977 Anne Miller, Midland Mich, tennis star (1995 Darmstadt Germany)
1977 Taliesin Jaffe, Venice Calif, actor (Willy-Hail to the Chief)
1982 Jodie Sweetin
1982 Jodie Sweetin
1982 Jodie Sweetin
1982 Jodie Sweetin
1982 Jodie Sweetin
1982 Jodie Sweetin, actress (Stephanie Tanner-Full House)
1993 John Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg, son of Caroline Kennedy

Events


Confederate Heroes' Day
Confederate Heroes' Day
379 Theodosius installed as co-emperor of East Roman Empire
973 Pope Benedictus VI elected
1419 French city of Rouen surrenders to Henry V in Hundred Years War
1493 France cedes Roussillon & Cerd gne to Spain by treaty of Barcelona
1668 King Louis XIV & Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain
1714 Richard Steele publishes "Crisis," defending Hanoverian success
1746 Bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Stirling [OS= Jan 8]
1770 Battle of Golden Hill (Lower Manhattan)
1793 French King Louis XVI sentenced to death
1795 Democratic revolution in Amsterdam ends oligarchy
1806 Britain occupies Cape of Good Hope
1808 Louis Napoleon signs 1st Dutch aviation law
1810 Overnight temp at Portsmouth NH drops 50øF (10øC)
1825 Ezra Daggett & nephew Thomas Kensett patent food storage in tin cans
1829 Johann von Goethe's "Faust, Part 1," premieres
1833 Charles Darwin reaches Straits Ponsonby, Fireland
1839 Aden conquered by British East India Company
1840 Antarctica discovered, Charles Wilkes expedition (US claim)
1853 Napoleon III marries Eug‚nie de Montijo
1853 Verdi's opera "Il Trovatore," premieres in Rome
1861 Georgia becomes 5th state to secede
1861 MS troops take Ft Massachusetts an Ship Island
1862 Battle of Mill Springs, KY (Fishing Creek, Logan's Crossroads)
1863 General Mieroslawski appointed dictator of Poland
1865 NV Suriname Bank established
1865 Union occupies Fort Anderson, NC
1871 1st Negro lodge of US Masons approved, New Jersey
1884 Jules Massenet's opera "Manon," premieres in Paris
1885 Battle at Abu Klea Sudan: 800-1000 killed
1886 Aurora Ski Club, 1st in US, founded in Minnesota
1898 Brown defeats Harvard 6-0 in 1st intercollegiate hockey game
1899 Anglo-Egyptian Sudan forms
1903 1st regular transatlantic radio broadcast between US & England.
1903 1st regular transatlantic radio broadcast between US & England.
1903 1st regular transatlantic radio broadcast between US & England
1903 New bicycle race "Tour de France" announced
1906 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Und Pippa Tanzt!," premieres in Berlin
1909 Eugene Walter's "Easiest Way," premieres in NYC
1910 Germany & Bolivia ends commerce/friendship treaty
1910 National Institute of Arts & Letters incorporated by Congress
1913 Raymond Poincar‚ installed as president of France
1915 1st German Zeppelin attack over Great Britain, 4 die
1915 Neon Tube sign patented by George Claude
1917 Silvertown Essex's ammunition factory explodes; 300 die
1918 Soviets disallows a Constitution Assembly
1919 "Tidal wave" of molasses 15 m high x 25 m wide kills dozens, Boston
1920 Alexandre Millerand forms French govt
1920 US Senate votes against membership in League of Nations
1921 Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador sign Pact of Union
1921 Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador sign Pact of Union
1921 Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador sign Pact of Union
1922 Geological survey says US oil supply would be depleted in 20 years
1923 WMC-AM in Memphis TN begins radio transmissions
1925 -48øF (-44øC), Van Buren, Maine (state record)
1927 British govt decides to send troops to China
1929 Acadia National Park, Maine established
1929 Clas Thunberg skates world record 500m in 42.8 sec
1932 Charlie Conacher becomes 1st Toronto Maple Leaf to score 5 goals in a game, 1st coming at 7 seconds of game
1934 Kenesaw Mountain Landis denies Joe Jackson's appeal for reinstatement
1935 KLM begins flight path between Cura‡ao & Aruba
1937 Cy Young, Tris Speaker & Nap Lajorie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1937 Millionaire Howard Hughes sets transcontinental air record (7h28m25s)
1938 GM began mass production of diesel engines
1939 Ernest Hausen of Wisconsin sets chicken-plucking record-4.4 sec
1941 British offensive in Eritrea
1941 British troops occupies Kassalaf Sudan
1942 Japanese forces invade Burma
1942 Titus Brandsma arrested by German occupiers
1943 Joint Chiefs of Staff decide on invasion in Sicily
1947 SS Himera runs aground at Athens, kills 392
1950 Maiden flight by Canada's Avro Canada CF-100 military plane
1952 NFL takes control of NY Yanks
1952 PGA approves allowing black participants
1953 Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary
1955 "Millionaire" TV program premieres on CBS
1955 "Scrabble" debuts on board game market
1955 1st presidential news conference filmed for TV (Eisenhower)
1956 Hoboken dedicates a plaque honoring achievements of Alexander Cartwright in organizing early baseball at Elysian Field
1957 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1958 Canadian Football Council renamed Canadian Football League
1960 Eisenhower & Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact
1961 1st episode for "Dick Van Dyke Show" is filmed
1964 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 27-24
1964 KFME TV channel 13 in Fargo, ND (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 Indira Gandhi elected India's 3rd prime minister
1966 Neil Simons, Coleman & Fields' musical "Sweet Charity," premieres
1966 Tippetts cantate "Vision of St Augustine," premieres in London
1967 Herr Karl Tausch writes shortest will "Vse Zene" (All to wife)
1968 WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
1969 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-25
1969 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
1969 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 10-7
1970 Dutch bishops says he is in favor of married priest
1970 Nixon nominates G Harold Carswell to Supreme Court (fails)
1970 UCLA fires Angela Davis for being a communist
1971 "No, No Nanette" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 861 performances
1971 24th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 2-1 at Boston
1971 Beatles' "Helter Skelter" is played at Charles Manson trial
1971 NHL Writers' Assn renamed Professional Hockey Writers' Assn
1972 Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, & Early Wynn elected to Hall of Fame
1974 Belgium govt of Leburton falls
1974 Notre Dame beats UCLA, ends NCAA-record 88-game basketball win streak
1975 4 mail truck assault on El Al B-747 in Paris, escape to Iraq
1975 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Colgate Golf Triple Crown
1977 Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame
1977 Pres Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose)
1977 World's largest crowd-12.7 million-for Indian religious festival
1978 Eddie Mathews elected to Hall of Fame
1978 Judge William H Webster appointed head of FBI
1979 John N Mitchell (former AG) released on parole from federal prison
1981 Muhammad Ali talks a despondent 21 year old out of committing suicide
1981 US & Iran sign agreement to release 52 American hostages
1982 Aust-WI one-day game that produced a Privy Council libel case
1982 Heater explodes at Star Elementary School-Okla, kills 6 kids & teacher
1983 Klaus Barbie, SS chief of Lyon in Nazi-France, arrested in Bolivia
1984 Francesco Moser bicycles world record time: 50,808 km
1984 Calif Supreme Court rejects quadriplegic Elizabeth Bouvia, who wants to starve herself to death in a public hospital
1985 "Born In The USA" by Bruce Springsteen peaked at #9
1985 4 die in a car & train crash in Buda Ill
1986 Cerebral Palsy telethon
1986 Israeli premier Simon Peres visits Netherlands
1986 Spain recognizes Israel
1987 Guy Hunt becomes Alabama's 1st Republican governor since 1874
1988 "48 Hours" premiers on CBS-TV
1989 Pres Reagan pardons George Steinbrenner for illegal funds for Nixon
1990 Test debut of Mushtaq Ahmed, v Australia at Adelaide
1991 42nd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 11-5 at Chicago
1991 48th Golden Globes: Dances with Wolves
1991 Eastern Airlines shuts down operation
1991 Jumbo Tsuruta beats Stan Hansen to win All Japan Triple Crown title
1991 Sgt Slaughter defeats Ultimate Warrior for WWF championship belt
1992 "City of Angels" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 878 performances
1992 Cerebral Palsy telethon raises 23,500,000
1992 IBM announces a nearly $5B loss for 1992
1992 Nature Boy Ric Flair becomes WWF champ at Royal Rumble
1992 Rowdy Roddy Piper beats Mountie to become WWF Intercontinental Champ
1993 Israel recognizes PLO as no longer criminal
1993 Oakland A's unveil new elephant logo
1993 Robert M Gates, ends term as 15th director of CIA
1993 STS-54 (Endeavour) lands
1994 -20øF (-29øC) (5:32 AM) coldest day ever recorded in Cleveland Ohio
1994 -36øF (-38øC) in New Whiteland, Indiana (state record)
1995 Jean-Claude Juncker (28) sworn in as premier of Luxembourg
1996 NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix
1997 54th Golden Globes: English Patient, Brenda Blethyn & Geoffrey Rush
1997 Cerebral Palsy telethon
1997 Michelle McGann wins LPGA Healthsouth Inaugural

That's All....

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