Tuesday, January 2, 2018.


1642 Mehmed IV, sultan (Turkey)
1647 Nathaniel Bacon, leader of Bacon's Rebellion, Va (1676)
1699 Osman III, sultan (Turkey)
1727 James Wolfe, commanded British Army (captured Qubec)
1728 Louis Barbiano de Belgioioso, Austrian count/diplomat in Belgium
1732 Franz Xaver Brixi, composer
1752 Philip Freneau, poet of American Revolution (The American Village)
1777 Christian D Rauch, German sculptor
1803 Gugliemo Libri, [della Somaia], Ital/Fren mathematician/book collector
1807 Tomasz Napoleon Nidecki, composer
1809 Friedrich Wilhelm Jahns, composer
1822 Rudolph J E Clausius, Germany, physicist (thermodynamics)
1830 Henry Kingsley, English/Australian writer
1831 Justin Winston, historian/librarian (Harvard)
1835 Charles Russell Lowell Jr, Brig General (Union volunteers)
1837 Mili Alexeyevich Balakirev, Nizhny-Novgorod, Russia, composer (Tamara)
1842 Amy G C A Bonet-Maury, French reformed theologist
1846 Sandor Erkel, composer
1857 Frederick Opper, cartoonist (Maud, Alphonse & Gaston)
1857 Martha Carey Thomas, educator/president (Bryn Mawr College)
1860 William C Mills, museum curator (excavated Ohio Indian mounds)
1861 Helen Herron Taft, 1st lady (1909-12)
1861 Wilhelm Blsche, writer
1863 Lucia Zarate, became lightest known adult human (2.1 kg at 17)
1870 Ernst Barlach, writer
1873 Anton Pannekoek, Dutch astronomer/marxist theorist (Communist Tactics)
1879 Johannes L "Jan" Walch, Dutch literary (Grimaces)
1879 Pieter Tesch, Dutch geologist (Pedestal of Nederlands)
1880 Louis Breguet, French aviation pioneer
1884 Jacques Chardonne, [Boutelleau], French writer (l'Epithalame)
1885 Johannes Ringers, Dutch water engineer (dikes)
1886 Moyshe Leyb Halpern, Galican/US poet (In New-York)
1889 Tito Schipa, Italy, tenor/composer (La Rondine)
1889 Walter Baldwin, Ohio, actor (Gay Amigo)
1892 Lura Anson, Nebraska, entertainer
1894 Robert Nathan, NYC, poet, novelist (Portrait of Jennie)
1895 Count Folke Bernadotte, Sweden, statesman (Red Cross, UN)
1896 Dziga Vertiv, [Denis A Kaufman], Russian director (Sjagai, Soviet!)
1896 Ernst-Lothar von Knorr, composer
1899 Alexander Tcherepnin, St Petersburg Russia, composer
1899 Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgium, premier/sec-gen of NATO (1957-61)
1901 Rex O'Malley, London England, actor (Camille, Zara, Midnight)
1901 Robert Marshall, founder (Wilderness Society)
1901 Torsten Ralf, Swedish tenor (Daphne)
1903 Anton van Duinkerken, [Willem JMA Asselbergs], literary
1904 Sally Rand
1904 Sally Rand
1904 Sally Rand
1904 Sally Rand
1904 Sally Rand
1904 James Melton, Moultrie Ga, opera tenor (Ford Festival)
1904 Sally Rand, Hickory County MO, stripper (fan dance)
1905 Michael Kemp Tippett, English composer/conductor (Child of our Time)
1907 Edward Albert Radice, economist
1907 Salvador Ley, composer
1908 Ben Grauer, NYC, newscaster (Big Story)
1908 Janis Kepitis, composer
1909 Rene Etiemble, French literature historian (Parlez-vous Franglais)
1910 Ulrich Becher, writer
1912 Andre Ameller, composer
1912 Anna Lee, Ightham England, actress (Scruples, Lila-General Hospital)
1912 Barbara Pentland, Winnipeg Canada, composer
1912 Renato Guttuso, Italian painter (Flight from Etna, Crucifixion)
1913 Ernest Sidey, British air marshal
1913 Gardner Read, Evanston, Illinois, composer
1913 Juanita E Jackson Mitchell, US head (NAACP)
1913 Lon P Teisserenc de Bort, France, meteorologist
1915 John Hope Franklin, historian
1920 Isaac Asimov
1920 Isaac Asimov
1920 Isaac Asimov
1920 Isaac Asimov
1920 Isaac Asimov, scientist-writer, The Laws of Robotics
1920 Isaac Asimov
1920 Duke of Devonshire, English large landowner/art collector
1920 Isaac Asimov, Russia, scientist/writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy)
1920 Penelope Jessel, politcal activist
1920 Peter Harrison Swan, bomber pilot/stockbroker
1920 Isaac Asimov, scientist-writer, The Laws of Robotics
1922 Jason Evers, NYC, actor (Wrangler, Channing)
1922 Nico Schuyt, composer
1922 Renata Tebaldi, Pesaro Italy, lyric soprano
1925 Andry Maryanovich Nikodemovich, composer
1925 William J Crowe Jr, Kentucky, chairman joint chief of staff
1927 David Herbert, publisher
1927 Gino Marchetti, NFL defensive end (Dallas Texans, Baltimore Colts)
1927 Richard Belmont Ray, (Rep-D-Ga) [or Feb 2]
1928 Dan Rostenkowski, (Rep-D-Il, -94)
1928 Gerhard Amanshauser, writer
1928 Harry Hyams, English immovable goods owner (Center Point)
1928 Howard Caine, Nashville TN, actor (Brushfire)
1928 Tiberiu Olah, composer
1928 Vaughn Beals, Cambridge Mass, CEO (Harley Davidson motorcycle)
1929 Art Prysock, jazz musician
1930 Julius LaRosa, Bkln NY, singer (fired by Arthur Godfrey on the air)
1931 Toshiki Kaifu, premier of Japan (1989-91)
1932 Dabney Coleman, Austin Texas, (That Girl, Mary Hartman, Buffalo Bill)
1936 Roger Miller
1936 Roger Miller
1936 Roger Miller
1936 Roger Miller
1936 Roger Miller
1936 Roger Miller, Ft Worth Tx, country singer (King of the Road, Dang Me)
1937 Marianne McDonald, classicist/philanthropist
1938 John Considine, actor (Reginald Love-Another World)
1939 Jim Bakker
1939 Jim Bakker
1939 Jim Bakker
1939 Jim Bakker
1939 Jim Bakker
1939 Jim Bakker, televangelist (PTL Club)/rapist (Jessica Hahn)
1944 Peter Eotvos, composer
1947 Aleksandr Tikhonova, USSR, biathalon relay (Oly-gold-1968, 72, 76, 80)
1947 Calvin Hill, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
1947 Lanny Bassham, US, rifle-3 position (Olympic-gold-1976)
1949 Chick Churchill, Wales, keyboardist (Ten Years After-I'm Going Home)
1949 Christopher Durang, Montclair NJ, playwright/actor (Sister Mary)
1950 Lou Gramm, rocker
1951 Nadia Cassini, [Gianna Lou Muller], Woodstock NY, model (Oui)
1952 Ricky Van Shelton, Grit Va, country singer (Wild-Eyed Dream)
1952 Wendy Phillips, Bkln NY, actress (Executive Suite, Promised Land)
1954 Ludmila Borozna, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-gold-1972)
1957 Joanna Pacula, Tomszowaubelski Poland, actress (Gorky Park, Kiss)
1959 Kirti Azad, cricketer (Indian off-spin all-rounder in 7 Tests 1981-83)
1960 Raman Lamba, cricketer (Indian opening batsman 1986-87)
1961 Gabrielle Carteris
1961 Gabrielle Carteris
1961 Gabrielle Carteris
1961 Gabrielle Carteris
1961 Gabrielle Carteris
1963 David Cone, KC Mo, baseball pitcher (NY Mets/Tor Blue Jays/NY Yankees)
1963 Edgar Martinez, NYC, baseball 1st baseman (Seattle Mariners)
1964 Christopher John Gray, priest
1964 Pernell Whitaker, boxer (Olympic-gold)
1964 Rumesh Ratnayake, cricketer (Sri Lankan pacer in 23 Tests 1983-92)
1965 Diane Lane, NYC, actress (Streets of Fire, Lady Beware, Lonesome Dove)
1965 Greg Swindell, Fort Worth TX, pitcher (Houston Astros, Cleve Indians)
1965 Russ Courtnall, Duncan, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks)
1966 Tia Carrere
1966 Tia Carrere
1966 Tia Carrere
1966 Tia Carrere
1966 Tia Carrere
1966 Tia Carrere, [Althea Janairo], Honolulu, actress (Wayne's World)
1967 Harlon Barnett, NFL safety (Minn Vikings)
1968 Cuba Gooding, Jr.
1968 Cuba Gooding, Jr.
1968 Cuba Gooding, Jr.
1968 Cuba Gooding, Jr.
1968 Cuba Gooding, Jr.
1968 Cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men)
1968 Scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)
1969 Christy Turlington
1969 Christy Turlington
1969 Christy Turlington
1969 Christy Turlington
1969 Christy Turlington
1969 Christy Turlington, SF Calif, model (Calvin Klein Eternity)
1969 Rick Tabaracci, Toronto, NHL goalie (Calgary Flames)
1969 Robert Svehla, Martin Cze, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers, Slovakia)
1969 Stephen Davies, Aust field hockey forward/vice capt (Oly-sil-92, 96)
1970 Aleksandr Shimin, hockey goaltender (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
1970 Anthony Stuart, cricketer (Australian ODI pace bowler, hat trick 1997)
1970 Glenn Cadrez, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1970 Royce Clayton, Burbank CA, infielder (SF Giants, St Louis Cardinals)
1971 Aamer Nazir, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler 1993- )
1971 Aaron Williams, NBA center (Seattle Supersonics)
1971 Brad Parpan, WLAF quarterback (Rhein Fire)
1971 Horace Copeland, NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1971 Robert O' Neal, WLAF DB (Amsterdam Admirals)
1972 Jeff Jackson, US baseball outfielder (Phila Phillies)
1972 Lake Dawson, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
1972 Mattias Norstrom, Mora SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, LA Kings)
1973 Abu Wilson, running back (Indianapolis Colts)
1973 Chris Woodruff, Knoxville Tenn, tennis star (1993 NCAA Division I)
1973 Fredric Ford, WLAF CB (Scotland Claymores)/NFL cornerback (Eagles)
1973 Sarah Schwald, Bellingham Wash, 1.5k runner
1974 Juha Lind, NHL forward (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998, Dallas)
1978 Devin Doherty, actor (Jimmy Clayton-Swan's Crossing)
1980 Stephanie Stiegler, Santa Monica Calif, pairs skater (& Zimmerman)


Betsy Ross Day
Earth at perihelion
Quadrantid meteor shower, radiant in Botes
Betsy Ross Day
Earth at perihelion
Quadrantid meteor shower, radiant in Botes
69 Roman Lower Rhine army proclaims its commander, Vitellius, emperor
533 John II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1235 Emperor Joseph II orders Jews of Galicia Austria to adopt family names
1492 Spain recaptures Granada from the Moors (Granada Day)
1570 Tsar Ivan the Terrible march to Novgorod begins
1585 Spain & Catholic France sign Saint League of Joinville
1602 Battle at Kinsale, Ireland: English army beats Spanish
1602 Spanish force in Ireland surrender to the English at Kinsdale
1678 Staatsoper Hamburg opens with Theiles "Adam und Eva"
1757 British troops occupy Calcutta India
1776 first American revolutionary flag displayed.
1776 first American revolutionary flag displayed.
1776 1st revolutionary flag displayed
1776 Austria ends interregation torture
1788 Georgia is 4th state to ratify US constitution
1788 Georgia is 4th state to ratify US constitution
1788 Georgia is 4th state to ratify US constitution
1790 Mozart's opera "Cos fan tutti" premieres, Vienna
1800 Free black community of Phila petitions Congress to abolish slave
1811 US Sen Thomas Pickering is 1st senator censured (revealed confidential documents communicated by the president of the US)
1814 Lord Byron completes "The Corsair"
1818 Lord Byron completes "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" (4th canto)
1831 Liberator, abolitionist newspaper, begins publishing in Boston
1832 1st Curling club in US (Orchard Lake Curling Club) opens
1839 1st photo of the Moon (French photographer Louis Daguerre)
1842 1st US wire suspension bridge for general traffic opens in Penn
1843 Wagner's opera "Der Fliegende Hollnder" premieres, Dresden
1861 SC seizes inactive Ft Johnson in Charleston Harbor
1861 Colonel Charles Stone is put in charge of organizing DC militia
1863 Battle of Murfreesboro (Stone's River) ends
1870 Construction of Brooklyn Bridge begins
1871 King Amadeus I of Spain inaugurated at 25
1879 1st Test match hat-trick, Fred Spofforth at the MCG
1879 British battleship Thunder explodes in Gulf of Ismid, 9 die
1879 Dr Benjamin E Mays, named president of Atlanta Board of Education
1879 Northwestern League (minor baseball league) organized, Rockford, Ill
1881 Camille Saint-Sans' 3rd Concerto in B, premieres
1882 Because of anti-monopoly laws, Standard Oil is organized as a trust
1885 Gen Wolseley receives last distress signal of Gen Gordon in Khartoum
1890 Alice Sanger becomes 1st female White House staffer
1890 Record 19'2" alligator shot in Louisiana by E A McIlhenny
1893 World's Columbian Exposition opens in Chicago
1893 World's Columbian Exposition opens in Chicago
1893 1st US commemoratives & 1st US stamp to picture a woman issued
1893 World's Columbian Exposition opens in Chicago [or 0501]
1896 Battle at Doornkop, South Africa (Boers beat Dr Jamesons troops)
1900 E Verlinger begins manufacturing 7" single-sided records (Montreal)
1900 Gustave Charpentiers opera "Louise," premieres in Paris
1903 Pres T Roosevelt shuts down post office in Indianola Miss, for refusing to accept its appointed postmistress because she was black
1905 Elara, a satellite of Jupiter, discovered by Perrine
1905 Japanese troops capture Port Arthur
1908 Canadian branch of the Royal Mint opens in Ottawa
1909 1st official Dutch 11 city skate (Minne Hoekstra in 13:50)
1910 1st junior high schools in US opens (Berkeley Calif)
1911 Bkln Dodgers pres Charles Ebbets announces purchase of grounds to build a new concrete-and-steel stadium to seat 30,000
1913 National Woman's Party forms
1914 Philips installs research dept in Eindhoven
1917 Royal Bank of Canada takes over Qubec Bank
1918 Dodgers trade Casey Stengel & Cutshaw to Pitts for Grimes & Mamaux
1918 NHL Montreal Wanderers disband after Westmount arena burns down
1919 Anti-British uprising in Ireland
1919 Lithuania gains independence
1920 10,000 US union & socialist organizers arrested (Palmer Raids)
1921 DeYoung Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park opens.
1921 DeYoung Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park opens.
1921 1st religious service radio broadcast in US, KDKA-Pittsburgh
1921 DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park opens
1923 Ku Klux Klan surprise attack on black residential area Rosewood Fla, 8 killed (compensation awarded in 1995)
1925 Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region established (now in Tadzhik SSR)
1929 US & Canada agree to preserve Niagara Falls
1932 Young gang shoot dead 6 police in Springfield Missouri
1933 Bradman scores 103* against the Bodyline attack in the 2nd Test
1933 Bruins beat Rangers in NY 13-3
1933 Ijmuider fishing strike begins (till July 11th)
1933 US troops leave Nicaragua
1934 1st state liquor stores open, in Pennsylvania
1934 Bradman scores 253 NSW v Queensland, 204 mins, 29 fours 4 sixes
1935 Bruno R Hauptmann trial begins for kidnap-murder of Lindbergh baby
1936 first electron tube described, St Louis, Missouri
1936 first electron tube described, St Louis, Missouri
1936 1st electron tube to enable night vision described, St Louis, Mo
1936 Bradman scores 357 for SA v Vic, 424 minutes, 40 fours
1938 Book publisher Simon and Schuster founded
1939 Bradman scores 107 SA v Victoria, his 4th consecutive century
1942 28 nations, at war with Axis, pledge no separate peace
1942 German troops in Bardia surrender
1942 Japanese troops occupy Manila Philippines
1944 1st use of helicopters during warfare (British Atlantic patrol)
1945 Allied air raid on Neurenberg
1945 George Bush (pres 1989) & Barbara Pierce wed [or January 6]
1945 Kentucky begins 130 home basketball game win streak, ends in 1955
1945 Radio Orange ends cooperation at Liese-Aktion
1947 Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali
1948 WNDT (now WNET) TV channel 13 in New York-Newark, NY (PBS) begins
1949 KDKA TV channel 2 in Pittsburgh, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1951 Philip Barry's "Second Threshold," premieres in NYC
1952 "Pal Joey" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 542 performances
1953 NBA Baltimore Bullets begin a 32 game road losing streak
1954 Herman Wouks "Caine Mutiny," premieres in NYC
1955 1st "Bob Cummings Show" premieres on NBC (later on CBS)
1956 Poujadists/communists win French parliamentary elections
1958 Dmitri Shostakovitch' 2nd Piano concert, premieres in NY
1959 USSR launches Mechta, 1st lunar probe & artificial in solar orbit
1959 USSR launches Mechta, 1st lunar probe & artificial in solar orbit
1959 Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista flees
1959 USSR launches Mechta (Luna 1) for 1st lunar fly-by, 1st solar orbit
1960 1st redshank old world shore bird reported in N America (Halifax)
1960 John F Kennedy announces run for US Presidency
1960 John Reynolds sets age of solar system at 4,950,000,000 years
1960 Roger Sessions' 4th Symphony, premieres
1960 Senator John F Kennedy, announces his candidacy for president
1961 1st AFL Championship Game, Houston Oilers beat LA Chargers 24-16
1961 Hawaii's, then all time low temperature, 14F recorded atop Haleakale
1962 Nighttime version of "Password" with Allen Ludden premieres on CBS
1964 Ayub Khan elected president of Pakistan
1964 Failed assassination attempt on president Nkrumah of Ghana
1965 Martin Luther King Jr begins a drive to register black voters
1965 NY Jets sign quarterback Joe Namath
1965 Obverse design of all Canadian coins is changed to depict present-day
1966 1st Jewish child born in Spain since 1492 expulsion
1966 Green Bay Packers beat Cleve Browns 23-12 in NFL championship game
1968 Dr Christian Barnard performs 1st successful heart transplant
1968 Dr Christian Barnard performs 1st successful heart transplant
1968 "Zizi" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances
1968 Christian Barnard performs 2nd heart transplant
1968 KBHK TV channel 44 in San Francisco, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
1969 "Fig Leaves Are Falling" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 perfs
1969 "Soviet Sport" calls Emile Zatopek a public enemy
1969 Lorraine Hansberry's "To be Young, Gifted & Black," premieres in NYC
1970 Dutch premiere of musical "Hair" in Amsterdam
1970 US population is 293,200,000; Black population: 22,600,000 (11.1%)
1971 A barrier collapses at Ibrox Park football ground at end of a soccer match in Glasgow Scotland, killing 66
1972 Mariner 9 begins mapping Mars
1972 Mariner 9 begins mapping Mars
1972 "Rothschilds" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 505 perfs
1972 Dallas Cowboys beat SF '49ers 14-3 in NFC championship game
1972 Mariner 9 begins mapping Mars
1972 Miami Dolphins beat Balt Colts 21-0 in AFC championship game
1974 55 MPH speed limit imposed by Richard Nixon
1974 Worst fire in Argentine history destroys 1.2 million acres
1975 US Dept of Interior designates grizzly bear a threatened species
1977 Bowie Kuhn suspends Braves owner Ted Turner for one year due to tampering charges in Gary Matthews free-agency signing
1978 Blent Ecevit forms govt in Turkey
1978 Rhino Records releases their 1st album "Wildmania"
1979 30th Islander shut-out opponent-Glenn Resch 9-0 vs Vancouver
1979 Gavaskar gets twin tons for India for the third time (v WI)
1979 Sid Vicious' trial for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen begins
1980 68th Australian Men Tennis: Guillermo Vilas beat John Sadri (76 63 62)
1981 Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 200 m butterfly (2:05.65)
1981 Sylvester Clarke knocks out spectator with brick, WI v Pakistan
1982 "Camelot" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 48 performances
1982 70th Australian Mens Tennis: Johan Kriek beats S Denton (62 76 67 64)
1982 Islanders start 23 undefeated home streak (21-0-2) 14 straight wins
1982 SD Chargers beat Miami Dolphins, 41-38 in 13:52 of OT
1983 "Annie" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 2,377 performances
1983 "Sophisticated Ladies" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 767 perfs
1983 Don Muraco beats Pedro Morales to become WWF Intercontinental Champ
1983 Gary Trudeau takes a 20-month break from writing "Doonesbury"
1983 Ken Anderson of Cincinnati completes record 20 consecutive passes
1984 Darryl Cullinan, 16, scores his 1st first-class cricket century
1984 Miami beats Nebraska in Orange Bowl for college football championship
1984 Riot in Tunis kills over 100
1984 Wilson Goode, sworn-in as Phila's 1st black mayor
1985 90th hat trick in Islander history-Brent Sutter
1985 Australia beat WI by innings at SCG, Bob Holland 10 match wkts
1985 Egyptian Pres Mubarak reappoints Coptic pope Shenuda III
1985 Nevada-Las Vegas beats Utah 142-140, highest college basketball score
1985 Undefeated BYU becomes college football champions
1986 191.66 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
1986 NY Islander, Mike Bossy, scores his 500th goal
1987 Penn State upsets Miami in Fiesta Bowl for college football champ
1987 Troops of Chad Pres Habr conquer Fada oasis
1988 Ashland Oil storage tank spills 3.8 million gallons, Penn
1988 Mulroney & Reagan sign Canada-US free trade agreement
1989 Notre Dame beats West Virginia for college football championship
1989 UCLA wins a record 7th consecutive bowl game
1990 Dow Jones hits record 2,800 (2,810.15)
1990 Sting joins wrestlings 4 Horsemen (Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson)
1991 Colorado wins its 1st AP national title poll
1992 Test debut of Shane Warne, v India at Sydney
1993 "Gypsy Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 55 performances
1994 "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" closes at Beaumont NYC after 40 perfs
1994 "Shakespeare after My Father" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 266 perf
1994 Battles between army & rebellious indians in South Mexico, kill 57
1995 Bus crashes in Luzon Philippines, 29 killed
1995 Carquest Bowl 5: South Carolina beats West Virginia, 24-21
1995 Most distant galaxy yet discovered found by scientists using Keck telescope in Hawaii (est 15 billion light years away)
1997 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Columbus OH on WBZX 99.7 FM
1998 Autopsy of Chris Farley shows he overdosed of opiates & cocaine

That's All....

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