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Thursday, January 4, 2018.



Birthdays


1334 Amadeus VI, [Green Earl], earl of Savoye
1567 Franciscus Aguilon, physicist/mathematician/jesuit/architect
1579 Willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar
1581 Bishop James Ussher, calculated that earth began Nov 23, 4004 BC
1581 James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh (gave age to Earth based on bible)
1581 Bishop James Ussher, calculated that earth began Nov 23, 4004 BC
1604 Jacob Balde, German jesuit/barok conductor (Jephthe)
1643 Sir Issac Newton
1643 Isaac Newton, scientist (Whatever goes up) [NS]
1643 Sir Issac Newton
1710 Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer (Il Prigioniero Superbo)
1717 Antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer
1720 Johann Friedrich Agricola, German (court)composer/organist
1726 Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, Dutch engraver/art collector
1739 Henrik C Cras, Dutch lawyer (Laudatio Hugonis Grotii)
1756 Anne Nagell van Ampsen, Dutch politician
1759 Maria Rosa Coccia, composer
1772 Paul-Louis Courier, (de M‚r‚), French writer/interpreter
1773 Johann Peter Heuschkel, composer
1785 Jacob Grimm, German librarian, philologist, fairy tale collector
1785 Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, Germany, librarian (fairy tale collector)
1785 Jacob Grimm, German librarian, philologist, fairy tale collector
1789 Benjamin Lundy, philanthropist/abolitionist
1797 Wilhelm Beer, Germany, amateur astronomer (constructed 1st Moon map)
1805 Stephan Hale Alonzo Marsh, composer
1807 Baltasar Saldoni, composer
1809 Louis Braille, developed reading system for the blind.
1809 Louis Braille, Coupvray France, developer (reading system for blind)
1809 Louis Braille, developed reading system for the blind.
1813 Sir Issac Pitman, shorthand inventor
1813 Alexander Freiherr von Bach, Austria attorney/premier (1852-59)
1813 Isaac Pitman, Britain, inventor (stenographic shorthand)
1813 Louis L Bonaparte, English/French linguist/senator
1813 Sir Issac Pitman, shorthand inventor
1821 John James Peck, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1878
1822 Joseph Jones Reynolds, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1899
1823 Otto van Rees, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies (1884-88)
1823 Peter Joseph Osterhaus, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1917
1837 Casimiro de Abreu, Brazil, poet (Camoes e o jau)
1838 Charles Stratton (alias General Tom Thumb, famous short person)
1838 Charles Stratton, [General Tom Thumb] (famous short person)
1838 Charles Stratton (alias General Tom Thumb, famous short person)
1844 Thomas H Rollinson, composer
1847 Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician
1869 Percy Pitt, composer
1872 Edmund Rumpler, Austria, auto/airplane builder
1874 Josef Suk, Czech violinist/composer (Asrael)
1874 Sven Fleuron, writer
1877 Gibson Gowland, England, actor (Blind Husbands, Phantom of the Opera)
1878 Alfred Edgar Coppard, England, writer (Black Dogs & Other Stories)
1881 Wilhelm Lehmbruck, German painter/poet/sculptor (Seated Youth)
1883 Johanna Westerdijk, botanist/Neth 1st female prof (Utrecht, 1917-52)
1883 Max F Eastman, US, critic/essayist (Masses)
1888 Arthur Berry, England, soccer player (Olympic-gold-1908, 12)
1889 Albertus W "Albert" van Dalsum, actor/director (Abandoned Child)
1890 Alfred G Jodl, German Wehrmacht general/chief of staff
1890 Mosa Pijade, Yugoslavia, MP (communist)
1893 Manuel Palau Boix, composer
1894 Wesley La Violette, composer
1895 Lourens G M Baas Becking, Dutch botanist/resistance fighter
1896 Andr‚ Aim‚ Ren‚ Masson, French Surrealist artist (Labyrinth)
1896 Everett McKinley Dirkson, (Sen-R-Ill)
1898 Roger Vuataz, composer
1903 Joris Diels, Flemish actor/director (Haagsche Comedy)
1903 Ram¢n Ernesto Cruz Ucl‚s, Honduras president (1971-72); overthrown
1905 Sterling Holloway
1905 Sterling Holloway
1905 Sterling Holloway
1905 Sterling Holloway
1905 Sterling Holloway
1905 Sterling Holloway, Cedartown Ga, actor (Waldo-Life of Riley)
1908 Angela Maria "Geli" Raubal, Austrian nude model/Hitler's lover
1908 Walther Vanbeselaere, Flemish art historian
1913 Malietoa Tanumafili II, King of West-Samoa (1962- )
1914 Jane Wyman
1914 Jane Wyman
1914 Jane Wyman
1914 Jane Wyman
1914 Jane Wyman
1914 Jane Wyman, St Joseph Mo, 1st Mrs Ron Reagan, (Magnificent Obsession)
1914 Mohammed Sahir, shah (Afghanistan)
1916 Catherina Elisabeth "Tootje" Vreede, portrait painter
1916 Robert Parrish, Columbus Ga, director (Casino Royale)
1917 Maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire
1919 Al "Jazbo" Collins, NYC, DJ (Tonight! America After Dark)
1919 Havelock Henry Trevor Hudson, underwriter (Lloyd's of London)
1920 Benito Perez Galdos, Spanish writer (Fortunata y Jacinta)
1920 William Egan Colby, CIA director (Nixon)
1922 Frank Wess, flutist/saxophonist/composer
1923 Flavio Testi, composer
1925 Veikko Hakulinen, Finland, 30K/50K cross country skier (Oly-gold-1956)
1927 Barbara Rush, Denver Co, actress (Marsha-Peyton Place, Flamingo Road)
1929 Amitai W Etzioni, US sociologist (Active Society)
1929 Bobby Tulloch, ornithologist
1930 Don Shula, winningest NFL coach (Miami Dolphins)
1930 Iain Cuthbertson, British actor (Guilty, Scandal, Rep, Danger UXB)
1930 Sorrell Booke, Buffalo NY, actor (Bye Bye Braverman, Black Like Me)
1932 Richard Stahl, Detroit Mich, actor (Howard-It's a Living)
1933 Ed Jenkins, (Rep-D-GA, 1977- )
1935 Floyd Patterson
1935 Floyd Patterson
1935 Floyd Patterson
1935 Floyd Patterson
1935 Floyd Patterson
1935 Floyd Patterson, heavyweight champ (1956-59, 1960-62) (Oly-gold-1952)
1935 Kenneth Money, Canada, astronaut (STS 42-alt)
1937 Dyan Cannon
1937 Dyan Cannon
1937 Dyan Cannon
1937 Dyan Cannon
1937 Dyan Cannon
1937 Dyan Cannon, Tacoma Wash, Mrs Cary Grant/actress (Heaven Can Wait)
1937 Grace Bumbry, St Louis, mezzo-soprano (Venus in Tannh„user)
1937 R Surendranath, cricketer (Indian pace bowler in 11 Tests early 60s)
1938 Louis Krebs Graham, Nashville TN, PGA golfer (1975 US Open)
1939 Jon Appleton, composer
1940 Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)
1940 Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)
1941 John Bennett Perry, Williamstown Mass, singer/actor (Falcon Crest)
1941 J”rg Rem‚, German/Dutch painter/graphic artist
1941 Maureen Reagan, 1st daughter (Ronald Reagan)
1942 John McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy)
1943 Tom Wilkinson, CFL QB (Edmonton Eskimos)
1944 Volker Hornback, rocker (Tangerine Dream)
1945 Jay Dee Maness, Loma Linda Ca, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited)
1946 Bernard Sumner, rocker (New Order-Round & Round)
1947 J Danforth Quayle, (Sen-R-Ind, 44th VP 1989-93)/rich draft dodger
1949 Mick Mills, British(?) soccer player
1951 Barbara Ann Cochran, Claremont NH, slalom skier (Olympic-gold-1972)
1955 Kathy Forester, Lookout Mt Ga, country singer (Forester Sister-Men)
1955 Mark Hollis, English pop musician (Talk Talk, Dum Dum Girl)
1956 Ann Magnuson, Charleston WV, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger)
1956 Barney Sumner, rock guitarist/vocalist (New Order-Blue Monday)
1956 Bernard Albrecht, English pop guitarist (Joy Division)
1957 Patty Loveless, [Ramey], Pikeville Ky, singer (Blue Side of Town)
1958 Matt Frewer
1958 Matt Frewer
1958 Matt Frewer
1958 Matt Frewer
1958 Matt Frewer
1958 Matt Frewer, Washington DC, actor (Max Headroom, Doctor Doctor)
1958 Nina Foust, Asheboro NC, LPGA golfer (1994 Hawaiian Ladies Open-6th)
1959 Vanity, [Denise Marquardt], Ontario Canada, actress (52 Pick Up)
1960 Michael Stipe
1960 Michael Stipe
1960 Michael Stipe
1960 Michael Stipe
1960 Michael Stipe
1960 Cory Everson, Racine Wisconsin, body builder (6X Ms Olympia)
1960 Michael Stipe, US rock vocalist (REM-Losing My Religion, Stand)
1961 Lee Curreri, NYC, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame)
1962 Joe Kleine, NBA center (Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls)
1962 Martin McAloon, rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good)
1962 Patrick Cassidy, LA Calif, actor/composer (Fever Pitch, Off the Wall)
1963 Dave Foley, actor/comedian (Kids In The Hall, Dave Nelson-NewsRadio)
1963 Linda Muri, Killingly Conn, rower (Olympics-96)
1964 Stephanie Maxwell-Pierson, Somerville NJ, US rower (Olympic-92)
1965 David Glasper, rocker (Breathe-All I Need)
1965 Guy Forget, Morocco, tennis star
1965 Jergus Baca, Liptovsky Mikulas CZE, IHL defenseman (Team Slovakia 98)
1965 John Jackson, NFL offensive tackle (Pitts Steelers)
1965 Julia Ormond, London England, actress (Sabrina, Legends of the Fall)
1965 Kevin Wickander, US baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
1965 Mitch Booth, Australian tornado yachter (Olympics-96)
1966 Deana Carter, country singer
1967 David Wayne Toms, Monroe LA, PGA golfer (1992 Northern Telecom-3rd)
1967 Michael "Mike" Peterson, Wash DC, rower (Olympics-1996)
1967 Rick Cunningham, NFL tackle (Minn Vikings, Oakland Raiders)
1968 Jackie Harris, NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Bucs)
1969 Corie Blount, NBA forward (LA Lakers)
1969 Kees van Wonderen, Dutch soccer player (NEC/NAC)
1969 Lindsay Kennedy, Atlanta Ga, actor (Jeb-Little House on the Prairie)
1970 Colin Scrivener, CFL defensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1970 Sean Lumpkin, NFL safety (NO Saints)
1971 Carlos Perez, Dominican/US baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos)
1971 Deb Sonnenberg, Edmonton Alberta, softball pitcher (Olympics-96)
1971 Errol Brown, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1971 Garrison Hearst, NFL running back (Arizona Cardinals, SF 49ers)
1971 Jeremy Licht, LA Calif, actor (Mark-Valerie/Hogan Family)
1971 Orlanda Truitt, wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
1971 Richard Chee Quee, cricketer (NSW opening batsman Fiji/Chin ancestry)
1972 Mike McCoy, WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals)
1973 Lamont Warren, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
1973 Ray Mickens, cornerback (NY Jets)
1973 Todd Sauerbrun, NFL punter/kicker (Chic Bears)
1974 Carl Powell, defensive end (Indianapolis Colts)

Events


National Trivia Day. Take your TODAY program out to lunch!
Quadrantid meteor shower, radiant in Bo”tes
National Trivia Day. Take your TODAY program out to lunch!
Quadrantid meteor shower, radiant in Bo”tes
274 St Eutychian begins his reign as Catholic Pope
871 Battle at Reading: Ethelred of Wessex beats Danish invasion army
1357 Flemish earl Louis & Luxembourg Duke Wenceslaus sign peace treaty
1493 Columbus left new world on return from 1st voyage
1519 -6] 1st Altenburger sermon (Luther & Karl von Miltitz)
1570 Spanish viceroy Alva banishes Zutphen City's only physician, Joost Sweiter, "because he is a Jew"
1642 King Charles I with 400 soldiers attacks the English parliament
1717 Netherlands, England & France sign Triple Alliance
1725 Benjamin Franklin arrives in London [OS=Dec 24 1724]
1754 Columbia University openes
1754 Columbia University openes
1754 Columbia University founded, as Kings College (NYC)
1762 England declares war on Spain & Naples
1780 Snowstorm hit Washington's army at Morristown, NJ
1781 Andr‚ M‚chain discovers M80 (globular cluster in Scorpio)
1784 US treaty with Great Britain is ratified
1784 US treaty with Great Britain is ratified
1790 President Washington delivers first "State of the Union" speech.
1790 President Washington delivers first "State of the Union" speech.
1790 Pres Washington delivers 1st "State of the Union"
1832 Insurrection of Trinidad negroes
1843 Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Don Pasquale," premieres in Paris
1843 Royal Academy (Technical Hague court) Delft opens
1861 Pres Buchanan appoints a fast on account of threatened succession
1861 US Ft Morgan, Mobile, seized by Alabama
1862 -Jan 17th) Battle of Ft Hindman, AK (Arkansas Post)
1862 Battle of Helena, AK
1862 Romney Campaign-Stonewall Jackson occupies Bath
1863 4 wheeled roller skates patented by James Plimpton of NY
1881 Johannes Brahms' "Academic Festival Overture" premieres, Breslau
1883 Ontario Rugby Football Union (forerunner of CFL) forms
1884 Last sighting of an eastern cougar (Ontario)
1885 Dr W W Grant of Iowa, performs 1st appendectomy (on Mary Gartside, 22)
1887 Thomas Stevens is 1st man to bicycle around the world (SF-SF)
1893 US pres Cleveland grants amnesty to Mormon polygamy
1894 France ratifies Duple Alliance with Russia
1896 Utah becomes 45th state
1896 Utah becomes 45th state
1896 AFL charters Actors' National Protective Union, NYC
1896 Following Mormon abandonment of polygamy, Utah admitted as 45th state
1898 1st installment of William Dean Howell's "Life & Letters" appears
1902 Hugh Trumble takes a hat-trick v England at the MCG
1904 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 beat Winnipeg Rowing Club, 2 games to 1
1904 Supreme Court rules Puerto Ricans cannot be denied admission to US
1906 South Africa beat England by one wicket, their 1st Test win
1907 George Bernard Shaw's "Don Juan in Hell," premieres in London
1912 Smallest earth-moon distance this century, 356,375 km center-to-ctr
1915 1st elected Jewish governor, Moses Alexander, takes office in Idaho
1915 Trans-Caucausus Russian defeat Turkish troops
1920 1st Black baseball league, National Negro Baseball League, organizes
1920 Amsterdam actors decide to strike for retirement benefits
1921 Eugene O'Neill's "Diff'rent," premieres in NYC
1923 1st broadcast of "Barn Dance Show" (WBAP - Ft Worth Texas)
1923 Lenin's "Political Testament" calls for removal of Stalin
1925 French psychologist Emil Cou‚ brings his self-esteem therapy to US "Every day in every way I am getting better & better"
1926 Theodorus Pangalos resigns as Greek dictator
1932 Bradman scores 167 for Australia v South Africa at the MCG
1932 British East Indies Viceroy Willingdon arrests Gandhi & Nehru
1932 State of siege proclaimed in Honduras
1934 1st Dutch talkie movie, Jan Teunissen's "Willem of Orange," premieres
1935 Bob Hope 1st heard on network radio as part of "The Intimate Revue"
1935 Ft Jefferson National Monument, Fla established
1936 Billboard magazine publishes its 1st music hit parade
1936 Grimmett becomes world record wicket taker with no 190 v S Afr
1939 Frieda Wunderlich elected 1st woman dean of a US graduate school
1939 Hermann Goering appoints Reinhard Heydrich head of Jewish Emigration
1941 Resistance fighters counter d'Estienne d'Orves/Jan Doornik, 1st meet
1941 Sergey Rachmaninov's "Symphonie Dances," premieres in Philadelphia
1942 NFL Pro Bowl: Chi Bears beats NFL All-Stars 35-24
1942 Premier Churchill & General Marshall fly to Florida
1942 Rogers Hornsby is 14th player selected to the Hall of Fame
1943 Thomas Mann completes his tetralogy, "Joseph & His Brothers"
1944 Ralph Bunche appointed 1st Negro official in US State Department
1945 Germans execute resistance fighters in Amsterdam
1945 US jeep-aircraft carrier Ommaney Bay sinks after kamikaze attack
1947 "Park Avenue" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 72 performances
1947 "Show Boat" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 417 performances
1948 Burma gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1948 Burma gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1948 Burma declares independence from UK
1951 During Korean conflict, Chinese forces capture Seoul
1953 KTSM TV channel 9 in El Paso, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 Elvis Presley records a 10 minute demo in Nashville
1954 Soap Opera "The Brighter Day" premieres
1957 "Blondie" situation comedy premieres on NBC TV (later on CBS)
1957 Dodgers buy 44 passenger twin-engine airplane for $775,000
1958 Sputnik 1 reenters atmosphere & burns up
1959 Soviet Luna 1 first craft to leave Earth's gravity
1959 Soviet Luna 1 first craft to leave Earth's gravity
1959 Luna 1 (Mechta) becomes 1st craft to leave Earth's gravity
1960 European Free Trade Association forms in Stockholm
1961 Longest recorded strike ends-33 yrs-Danish barbers' assistants
1962 1st automated (unmanned) subway train (NYC)
1963 Soviet Luna (4) reaches Earth orbit but fails to reach Moon
1965 LBJ's "Great Society" State of the Union Address
1966 Doug Walters scores second Test century in his second Test
1966 WFLD TV channel 32 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
1968 Duck hunter accidentally shoots endangered whooping crane in Texas
1968 Leo Fender sells Fender Guitars for $13 million
1969 "Fig Leaves Are Falling" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 4 perfs
1969 France begins arms embargo against Israel
1970 Beatles last recording session at EMI studios
1970 KC Chiefs beat Oakland Raiders 17-7 in AFC championship game
1970 Minn Vikings beat Cleve Browns 27-7 in NFC championship game
1970 NYC transit fare rises from 20› to 30›, new larger tokens used
1970 Walter Cronkite ends hosting weekly documentary
1971 Congressional Black Caucus organizes
1971 Dr Melvin H Evans inaugurated as 1st elected governor of Virgin Is
1971 Ohio agrees to pay $675,000 to relatives of Kent State victims
1971 Philadelphia's Veteran Stadium dedicated
1974 Nixon refuses to hand over tapes subpoenaed by Watergate Committee
1975 "Good News" closes at St James Theater NYC after 16 performances
1975 "Gypsy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 120 performances
1975 "Over Here" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 341 performances
1975 Ford Executive Order on CIA Activities within the US (No 11828)
1975 Ice thickness measured at 4776 m, Wilkes Land, Antarctica
1975 Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 10-0
1976 "Candide" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 740 performances
1976 "Home Sweet Homer" opens & closes at Palace Theater NYC
1977 Mary Shane hired by Chic White Sox as 1st woman TV play-by-play
1980 President Carter announces US boycott of Moscow Olympics
1981 "Frankenstein" opens & closes on Broadway
1981 "Peter Pan" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 578 performances
1981 69th Australian Mens Tennis: B Teacher beats Kim Warwick (75 76 63)
1981 British police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper"
1982 Golden Gate Bridge closed for the 3rd time by fierce storm.
1982 Golden Gate Bridge closed for the 3rd time by fierce storm.
1982 Bryant Gumbel became co-host of NBC's "Today Show"
1982 Chris Wallace becomes co-anchor of the Today Show
1982 Golden Gate Bridge closed for 3rd time by fierce storm
1982 ABC Direction Network (57 affiliates) & ABC Rock Network (40 affiliates) become the 5th & 6th ABC radio network
1983 US Football League holds its 1st player draft
1984 "Night Court" starring Harry Anderson premieres on NBC TV
1984 Edmonton beats Minnesota 12-8 highest-scoring modern NHL game
1986 David Boon's second Test century, 131 v India at Adelaide
1986 NCAA basketball's David Robinson blocks a record 14 shots
1987 16 die in a train crash in Chase Md
1989 Comet Tempel 1 at perihelion
1989 US F-14s shoot down 2 Libyan jet fighters over Mediterranean
1989 VP Bush is 1st since VP Van Buren to declare himself president
1991 AT&T workers in Newark accidentally snap a cable
1991 Fu Mingxia, 12, of China wins World Swimming Championships gold medal
1991 Iraq agrees to send Aziz to Geneva to meet Baker on Jan 9th
1991 Jan Krzystof Bielecki becomes premier of Poland
1992 8th largest wrestling crowd (60,000-Tokyo Dome)
1993 7th largest wrestling crowd (63,500-Tokyo Dome)
1994 10th largest wrestling crowd (58,000-Tokyo Dome)
1995 Newt Gingrich (R) becomes speaker of the House
1996 "Father" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 52 performances
1998 "Funny Thing Happened," closes at St James NYC after 715 perform
1998 "Ivanov," closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 51 performances
1998 "Triumph of Love," closes at Royale Theater NYC
2001 Linux Kernel 2.4 released.
2001 Linux Kernel 2.4 released.
2001 Linux Kernel 2.4 released.
2001 Linux Kernel 2.4 released.
2001 Linux Kernel 2.4 released.

That's All....

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