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Saturday, January 6, 2018.



Birthdays


1367 Richard II, Bordeaux, France, king of England (1377-99)
1412 Joan of Arc, martyr
1412 Joan of Arc, Domremy, martyr
1412 Joan of Arc, martyr
1486 Martin Agricola, [M Sore], German composer/cantor
1488 Helius Eobanus Hessus, German poet (Silvae)
1585 Claude Favre baron de Perouges seigneur de Vaugelas, French grammarian
1587 Gaspar de Guzm n, Count of Olivares, Premier of Spain (1621-43)
1602 Karl Rabenhaupt, German/Dutch baron of Sucha/army leader
1683 Fran‡ois de La Croix, composer
1692 Rynoldus Popma van Oevering, composer
1695 Giuseppe Sammartini, composer
1702 Jose Melchior de Nebra Blascu, composer
1728 Charles-Joseph-Balthazar Sohier, composer
1728 Domingos dos Reis Quita, Portuguese playwright/poet
1732 Matija A Reljkovic, Croatia, writer (Satir iliti divji covic)
1745 Jacques Montgolfier, France, aeronaut (1st pioneer balloonist)
1745 James Montgolfier, France, aeronaut (1st pioneer balloonist)
1776 Ferdinand von Schill, Prussian officer/rebel
1791 Jose Melchor Gomiz y Colomer, composer
1794 Kaspar Masek, composer
1798 Ferdinand Simon Gassner, composer
1799 Jedediah Strong Smith, US fur trader/explorer
1800 Willem A Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Dutch politician
1802 Ion Heliade-Radulescu, Romania, author/novelist/writer (Gramatica)
1803 Henri Herz, composer
1807 Joseph Holt, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1894
1807 Ludwig Erk, composer
1811 Charles Sumner, leading Reconstruction Senator
1811 Charles Sumner, leading Reconstruction senator, died in 1874
1811 Charles Sumner, leading Reconstruction Senator
1822 Heinrich Schliemann, German polyglot/archeologist (Troje)
1823 Gustave Dor‚, illustrator (Inferno, Rime of Ancient Mariner)
1823 Gustave Dor‚, illustrator (Inferno, Rime of Ancient Mariner)
1826 Herman Grimm, Germany, writer/novelist (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
1827 John Calvin Brown, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1889
1827 John Wesley Frazer, Brig General (Confederate Army), die in 1906
1829 Kanagaki Robun [Bunzo Nozaki], Japanese humorist/gesaku-author
1832 Gustave Dor‚, Strasbourg Fr, illustrator (Inferno, Ancient Mariner)
1835 Martin K„hler, Germany, theologist
1838 Max Bruch, K”ln (Cologne), Germany, composer
1842 Clarence King, mining engineer (geologist)
1850 Eduard "Ede" Bernstein, German marxist (New Era)
1850 Franz Xaver Scharwenka, German pianist/composer (Mataswintha)
1854 Sherlock Holmes, according to Arthur Conan Doyle
1854 Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft, fictional detective (via Arthur Conan Doyle)
1854 Sherlock Holmes, according to Arthur Conan Doyle
1856 Giuseppe Martucci, composer
1859 Samuel Alexander, English philosopher (Moral order & progress)
1861 Heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer
1864 Ban Johnson, Norwalk Ct, baseball founder (American League)
1867 Georges Martin Witkowski, composer
1868 Vittorio Monti, composer
1871 Aleksandr Scriabin, Russian composer
1871 Aleksandr Scriabin, Russian composer
1872 Alexander N Scriabin, Moscow, hallucinogenic composer (Prometheus)
1873 Karl Straube, German organist/conductor
1878 Carl Sandburg, poet, biographer of Lincoln (The People, Yes)
1878 Carl Sandburg, US, poet/biographer of Lincoln (The People, Yes)
1878 Carl Sandburg, poet, biographer of Lincoln (The People, Yes)
1880 Tom Mix, silent screen cowboy actor (Dick Turpin)
1880 Tom Mix, Mix Run PA, silent screen cowboy actor (Dick Turpin)
1880 Yuliya Lazarevna Veysberg, composer
1880 Tom Mix, silent screen cowboy actor (Dick Turpin)
1882 Samuel Rayburn, Speaker of the House (1940 - 1957)
1882 Samuel Rayburn, Tenn, (Rep-D-Tx), speaker of the House (1940-57)
1882 Samuel Rayburn, Speaker of the House (1940 - 1957)
1883 Khalil Gibran, Lebanese mystic poet (The Prophet, Broken Wings)
1883 Khalil Gibran, Lebanon, mystic poet (The Prophet, Broken Wings)
1883 Khalil Gibran, Lebanese mystic poet (The Prophet, Broken Wings)
1889 Alan M Bateman, Canadian geologist (Yale professor)
1891 Ted McDonald, cricketer (great Australian quick of 20's)
1892 Ludwig Berger, writer
1896 Abram N Pritzker, US businessman (Hyatt Hotels, McCall's magazine)
1896 Freerk Siemon Wolters, notary/resistance fighter
1897 Billy Greene, actor (Burton-One Man's Family)
1897 P‚ter Veres, literary/Hungarian minister of defense
1898 Jan Filip Boon, Flemish author/editor (De Standaard 1929-39)
1899 Phyllis Haver, Douglas KS, silent screen actress (What Price Glory)
1900 Pierre-Octave Ferroud, French composer (Sarabande, Jeunesse)
1901 Patrick Aherne, England, actor (Bwana Devil, Botany Bay, Q Planes)
1901 T¢mas Gudmundsson, Iceland, poet
1902 Mark Brunswick, composer
1902 Sofie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatte, composer
1903 Boris Blacher, Newchwang China, German composer (Orchester-Ornament)
1903 Francis L Sullivan, London England, actor (Missing Rembrandt)
1903 Maurice Abravanel, Saloniki Greece, conductor/composer
1903 Stanley Smith, KC MO, actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts)
1905 Eric Frank Russell, UK, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space, Dark Tides)
1906 Benedict Vilakazi, S Africa, poet/educator (Zulu-English Dictionary)
1906 Jaap Wagemaker, [Adrian B], Dutch sculptor
1908 Menahem Avidom, composer
1909 Johannes H Moesman, Dutch surrealist painter (Rumor)
1909 Keith Davis, voice tutor/author
1910 Wright Morris, US writer
1911 Eduardo Frei Montalva, president of Chile (1964-70)
1911 Joey Adams, Bkln NY, comedian/actor/columnist (ABC's Back That Fact)
1911 Nikolai Afanasyevich Kryuchkov, actor (Telegram, Town People)
1911 Yannis Andreou Papaioannou, composer
1912 Danny Thomas
1912 Danny Thomas
1912 Danny Thomas
1912 Danny Thomas
1912 Danny Thomas
1912 Jacques Cesar Ellul, writer
1913 Loretta Young
1913 Loretta Young
1913 Loretta Young
1913 Loretta Young
1913 Loretta Young
1913 Edward Gierek, party leader (Polish CP)
1913 Loretta Young, Salt Lake City Ut, actr (Farmer's Daughter, Stranger)
1913 Tom Brown, NYC, actor (Ed-Gunsmoke, Lt Rovacs-Mr Lucky)
1914 Arnold Richardson, composer
1914 Danny Thomas, Deerfield Mich, comedian (Danny Thomas Show)
1914 David Bruce, Kankakee Ill, actor (Harry-Beulah)
1915 Alan Watts, Kent England, writer (Book on the Taboo)
1915 Don Edwards, (Rep-D-CA, 1963- )
1916 Philip Bezanson, composer
1917 Guillermo Rosario, Dutch Antilles, writer (E rais ku no ke muri)
1918 Buddy Weed, Ossining NY, pianist (Penthouse Party)
1918 Caspar MB "Cas" Baas, Dutch actor/playwright/director (Ciske the Rat)
1919 Sylvia Syms, US singer (Hello Dolly, Dream Girl, Them There Eyes)
1920 Sun Myung Moon
1920 Sun Myung Moon
1920 Sun Myung Moon
1920 Sun Myung Moon
1920 Sun Myung Moon
1920 Earl Kim, composer
1920 Early Wynn, Hartford Ala, baseball Hall of famer (pitcher)
1920 Sun Myung Moon, evangelist (Unification Church-Moonies)
1921 Cary Middlecoff, golfer (1956 Vardon Trophy, 1955 Byron Nelson Award)
1921 Lou Harris, pollster (Lou Harris Poll)
1922 Finn Einar Mortensen, composer
1923 Leah Chase, master chef, in the creole tradition
1924 Earl Scruggs, NC, bluegrass musician (& Flat-Ballad of Jed Clampett)
1925 John Z DeLorean, former automaker (DeLorean)
1929 Vic Tayback
1929 Vic Tayback
1929 Vic Tayback
1929 Vic Tayback
1929 Vic Tayback
1929 Wilbert Harrison, R & B singer (Kansas City)
1930 Denis Pitts, journalist
1930 Vic Tayback, Bkln NY, actor (Mel-Alice, Khan, Portrait of a Stripper)
1931 E[dgar] L[aurence] Doctorow,, NYC, novelist (World's Fair)
1931 Gerard van Muiden, Dutch MP (CDA)
1931 Graeme Hole, cricketer (Australian batsman of the fifties)
1932 Sacha Distel, French singer
1933 Capucine, [Germaine Lefebvre], Toulon France, actress (Pink Panther)
1934 Bobby Lord, Sanford Fla, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
1935 Ian Meckiff, cricketer (Austr quick 57-63, "threw"? his career away)
1935 Nino Tempo, Niagara Falls NY, rock vocalist (Deep Purple)
1935 Paul Wilson, US R&B-singer (Flamingos-Lovers Never Say Goodbye)
1936 Julio Mar¡a Sanguinetti Cairolo, president of Uruguay (1985-90, 95- )
1937 Doris Troy, [Payne], US soul singer/songwriter (Just One Kiss)
1937 Lou Holtz, US, football coach (NJ Jets)
1940 Ed Zschau, (Rep-R-CA, 1983- )
1941 Sandy Denny, country singer (Fairport Convention-If You Gotta Go)
1942 Barbara Lynn Alexander, producer
1943 Osvaldo Soriano, writer
1943 Paul James Nunn, mountaineer
1943 Terry Venables, British soccer player/manager
1944 Bonnie Franklin
1944 Bonnie Franklin
1944 Bonnie Franklin
1944 Bonnie Franklin
1944 Bonnie Franklin
1944 Bonnie Franklin, Santa Monica Cal, TV actress (Ann-1 Day at a Time)
1944 Henry Kravis, author (The Money Machine)
1944 Robert Landers, Tarrant County TX, PGA golfer (Ft Worth-1976, 78, 80)
1944 Terry Venables, British soccer player/manager [or 1943]
1944 Van McCoy, US soul singer/songwriter (Hey Mr DJ, Hustle)
1945 Barry Holstein Lopez, US author (Of Wolves & Men)
1945 Barry John, Welsh international rugby player
1945 Pepe Le Pew, cartoon skunk (Au Dorable Kitty)
1946 Harold Jackson, Hattiesburg, MS, NFL wide receiver (LA, New Engl)
1946 Roger Keith (Syd) Barrett, lead guitarist (Pink Floyd-Brick in Wall)
1946 Syd Barrett, Cambridge England, rocker (Pink Floyd-Wall)
1947 Ian Millar, Halifax NS, dressage rider (World Cup 1988, 89, Oly-96)
1948 Dayle Hadlee, cricketer (brother of Richard, NZ medium-pacer of 70's)
1948 Guy Spencer Gardner, Alta Vista Va, Lt Col USAF/astro (STS 27, STS 35)
1948 Robert E [Bob] Wise Jr, (Rep-D-WV, 1983- )
1949 Michael Boit, Nandi Kenya, 800m runner (Olympic-bronze-1972)
1949 Richard Horowitz, composer
1951 Kim Wilson, rocker (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
1952 Armelia McQueen, NC (Bkln Conservatory), actress
1952 Grant Goodeve, New Haven Conn, actor (David-8 is Enough, Dynasty)
1953 Malcolm Young, Glasgow Scotland, guitarist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell)
1954 Anthony Minghella, director (English Patient)
1954 Norbert Hahn, German DR, 2 man luge (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
1955 Rowan Atkinson
1955 Rowan Atkinson
1955 Rowan Atkinson
1955 Rowan Atkinson
1955 Rowan Atkinson
1956 Rowan Atkinson, England, comedian/actor (Mr Bean, Blackadder)
1957 Nancy Lopez
1957 Nancy Lopez
1957 Nancy Lopez
1957 Nancy Lopez
1957 Nancy Lopez
1957 C Michael Foale, Louth England, astronaut (STS 45, 56, 63, 84/86)
1957 Nancy Lopez Knight, Torrance Calif, pro golfer (1981 Dinah Shore)
1959 John Singleton, LA Calif, director (Boyz n The Hood)
1959 Kapil Dev, cricketer (India's finest all-rounder 1978-94, Cup-1982)
1959 Kathy Sledge, Phila, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family)
1959 Nancy Rubin Sharff, New Kensington, LPGA golfer (1991 Jamie Farr-9th)
1960 Paul William Azinger, Holyoke MA, PGA golfer (1987 Phoenix Open)
1961 Dirk de Vries, Dutch pop bassist (Kong-Slauerhoff)
1961 Howie Long, former NFL tackle/actor/broadcaster (Broken Arrow)
1961 Paul Azinger, golfer
1962 Philip Brown, Birmingham Engl, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1984)
1962 Sean Landeta, NFL place kicker (NY Giants)
1963 Norm Charlton, Fort Polk LA, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
1963 Paul Brindley, English pop bassist (Sundays, Can't Be Sure)
1963 Philippe Perrin, Meknes Morocco, Lt Col FAF/astronaut
1964 Charles Haley, NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
1964 Mark O'Toole, bassist/drummer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax)
1965 Christine Wachtel, E German running star (world indoor record 800m)
1965 Jose Dejesus, US baseball pitcher (Kansas City Royals)
1965 Lindsay H Burns, Big Timber Mont, rower (Olympics-silver-96)
1965 Tim McDonald, NFL player (SF 49ers)
1966 Bob Kratch, NFL guard (NE Patriots)
1966 Donnell Woolford, NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears)
1966 Shahid Saeed, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in Test v India 1989)
1967 David Belcher, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1967 Larry Donald, Cincinnati Ohio, US boxer (Olympic-92)
1967 Peter Loran, Teaneck NJ, rock vocalist (Trixter-Give It To Me Good)
1968 Jerry Crafts, NFL/WLAF tackle (Phila Eagles, Amsterdam Admirals)
1968 John Singleton, director/screenwriter (Boyz in the Hood)
1968 Vlastimil Plavucha, Banska Bystrica CZ, hockey forward (Team Slovakia)
1969 Alvin Morman, Rockingham NC, pitcher (Houston Astros)
1969 Florence Descampe, Brussels Belgium, LPGA golfer (1992 McCall)
1969 Jason Childs, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
1969 Nick A'Hern, Australian 20k walker (Olympics-22-92, 96)
1970 Daniel Naulty, LA Calif, pitcher (Minn Twins)
1970 Gabrielle Reece, Trinidad, volleyball star/model (Extremists)
1970 Geert Brusselers, soccer player (NAC)
1970 John Gerak, NFL tight end/guide (Minn Vikings, St Louis Rams)
1970 Keenan McCardell, NFL wide receiver (Cleve Browns, Jaguars)
1970 Kerrin Petty, Townshend Vt, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
1970 Ren‚ Binken, soccer player (Volendam)
1971 Joey Lauren Adams
1971 Joey Lauren Adams
1971 Joey Lauren Adams
1971 Joey Lauren Adams
1971 Joey Lauren Adams
1971 Jed DeVries, NFL tackle (Cleve Browns)
1971 Mike Wells, NFL defensive end (Detroit Lions)
1971 Myron Baker, NFL linebacker (Chic Bears)
1972 Denis Montana, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes, Toronto Argonauts)
1972 Shae Marks, New Orleans LA, playmate (May, 1994)
1972 Willie Clark, NFL cornerback (SD Chargers, Phila Eagles)
1973 Sairaj Bahatule, cricketer (promising Bombay leg-spin all-rounder)
1974 Juan Roque, tackle (Detroit Lions)
1974 Marcus Crandell, CFL quarterback (Edmonton Eskimos)
1974 Paul Grant, NBA center (Minn Timberwolves)
1975 James Farrior, linebacker (NY Jets)
1975 Laura Berg, Whittier CA, softball outfielder (Olympics-gold-96)
1976 Agnieszka Zielinska, Miss Poland Universe (1997)
1976 Danny Pintauro, Milltown NJ, actor (Jonathan-Who's the Boss)
1976 Jeremy Linn, US, 100m breaststroke (Olympics-silver/gold-96)
1976 Richard Zednik, Bystrica CZE, NHL forward (Team Slovakia, Wash)
1977 Amy Zappone, Wolcott Connecticut, Miss America-Connecticut (1996)
1977 Stacey Gartrell, Sydney NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1978 Steve Hartsell, Ann Arbor Mich, pairs skater (& Danielle Hartsell)
1989 Baby lion-tailed macaques, at Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle)

Events


Arizona becomes the 47th state.
Feast of Epiphany (Twelfth Night of Christmas in England)
Arizona becomes the 47th state.
Feast of Epiphany (Twelfth Night of Christmas in England)
1066 King Harald of England crowned
1099 Henry V crowned German king
1227 Ferrand of Portugal freed from the Louvre
1352 French king Jean II introduces Order of the Star
1453 Emperor Frederik III becomes archduke of Austria
1496 Moorish fortress Alhambra, near Grenada, surrenders to the Christi
1497 Jews are expelled from Graz (Syria)
1535 City of Lima Peru founded by Francisco Pizarro
1540 King Henry VIII of England married his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves
1579 Artois/Hainault/Dowaai sign pro-Spanish Union of Arras
1622 Pope Gregory XV forms Congregatio the Propagande Fide
1639 Virginia is 1st colony to order surplus crops (tobacco) destroyed
1663 Great earthquake in New England
1663 Great earthquake in New England
1663 Great earthquake in New England
1681 1st recorded boxing match (Duke of Albemarle's butler vs his butcher)
1690 Emperor Leopold's son Jozef chosen Roman Catholic king
1745 Bonnie Prince Charlies army draws to Glasgow
1759 George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Curtis
1773 Massachusetts slaves petition legislature for freedom
1781 Battle of Jersey (Island in UK)
1784 Turkey & Russia sign treaty in Constantinople
1832 New England Anti-Slavery Society organizes (Boston)
1838 first public demonstration of telegraph, by Samuel F. B. Morse
1838 first public demonstration of telegraph, by Samuel F. B. Morse
1838 Samuel Morse made 1st public demonstration of telegraph
1839 2 day storm off Irish & English coast immortalized as "Big Wind"
1842 4,500 British & Indian troops leave Kabul, massacred before India
1857 Patent for reducing zinc ore granted to Samuel Wetherill, Penn
1861 Florida troops seize Federal arsenal at Apalachicola
1861 NYC mayor proposes NY become a free city, trading with N & S
1873 Pope Pius IX encyclical "On the Church in Armenia"
1873 US Congress begins investigating Cr‚dit Mobilier scandal
1880 Record snow cover in Seattle-120 cm
1883 Ontario Rugby Football Union forms
1893 Great Northern Railway connects Seattle with east coast
1896 1st US women's 6-day bicycle race starts, Madison Square Garden
1896 Cecil Rhodes resigns as premier of Cape colony
1898 1st telephone message from a submerged submarine, by Simon Lake
1900 Boers attack at Ladysmith, about 1,000 killed or injured
1900 Maurice Ravel's "Albaradode Gracioso," premieres in Paris
1903 Dutch Press museum opens in Amsterdam
1906 Maurice Ravel's "Miroirs," premieres in Paris
1907 Maria Montessori opens her 1st (Montessori) school (Rome)
1912 New Mexico becomes 47th state
1914 Stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch founded.
1914 Stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch founded.
1914 Stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch founded
1922 -13] Conference of Cannes concerning German retribution payments
1924 Poulenc/Nijinska's ballet "Les Biches," premieres in Monte Carlo
1925 Paavo Nurmi, sets indoor record, 4:13.6 mile & 14:44.6 5,000m
1926 Kees Boeke opens 1st comprehensive school in Holland
1927 US marines sent to Nicaragua
1928 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Mortalium animos (against oecumene)
1929 Alexander I establishes a royal dictatorship in Yugoslavia
1930 1st diesel engine automobile trip (in a Packard sedan) completed
1930 Bradman scores 452* for NSW against Qld, 377 mins, 49 fours
1936 Barbara Hanley became Canada's 1st woman mayor (Webbwood, Ontario)
1937 Bradman scores 270 Aust v England at the MCG, incl 110 singles
1938 Bronze memorial statue of Henry Hudson erected in Bronx
1941 FDR names 4 freedoms (speech, religion; from want, from fear)
1941 FDR names 4 freedoms (speech, religion; from want, from fear)
1941 FDR's "4 Freedoms" speech (speech, worship, from want & from fear)
1942 first around world flight by Pan Am "Pacific Clipper"
1942 first around world flight by Pan Am "Pacific Clipper"
1942 1st around world flight (Pan Am "Pacific Clipper")
1942 Bob Feller, enlists in Navy & reports for duty to Norfolk Virginia
1945 Future president George Bush marries Barbara Pierce in Rye NY
1946 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Quemadmodum
1947 Ray Lindwall smashes 100 v England in MCG Test
1950 "Happy as Larry" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 3 performances
1950 Britain recognizes Communist government of China
1951 "Pardon Our French" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 100 perfs
1951 Indianapolis beats Rochester 75-73 in NBA-record 6 overtimes
1953 WKBN TV channel 27 in Youngstown, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 KGNS TV channel 8 in Laredo, TX (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 Federal court bars former Little League Commissioner Carl Stotz from forming a rival group
1957 Elvis Presley makes his 7th & final appearance on Ed Sullivan Show
1957 Yeshiva Kol Ya'ackov opens in Moscow Russia
1958 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to ee cummings
1958 Gibson patents Flying V Guitar
1958 WIPR TV channel 6 in San Juan, PR (PBS) begins broadcasting
1963 "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" with Marlin Perkins begins on NBC
1963 "Oliver!" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 774 performances
1964 Charlie Finlay announces he wants to move KC A's to Louisville
1964 Rolling Stones' 1st tour as headline act (with Ronettes)
1965 Geoff Boycott takes 3-47 against S Africa, his best Test bowling
1967 "Milton Berle Show" last airs on ABC-TV
1967 KHTV TV channel 39 in Houston, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
1967 2 homemade buses collided on a mountain road in Terpate, Philippines plunging off a cliff, killing 84, injuring 140
1968 Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 8 weeks
1968 Dr N E Shumway performs 1st US adult cardiac transplant operation
1968 Surveyor 7 (last of series) launched by US for soft-landing on Moon
1969 Supremes release "I'm Livin' In Shame"
1969 WLIW TV channel 21 in Garden City, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 Berkeley chemists announces 1st synthetic growth hormones
1971 Cecil Partee elected president pro tem of Illinois state senate
1972 US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
1972 US male Figure Skating championship won by Kenneth Shelley
1972 Vladimir Bukovski is exiled from USSR
1973 "Schoolhouse Rock," premieres on ABC-TV with Multiplication Rock
1974 "CBS Mystery Theater," premieres on radio
1974 England begins 3 day work week during mine strike
1975 "AM America," premieres on ABC-TV with Bill Beutel as host
1975 "Wheel Of Fortune," debuts on NBC-tv
1976 China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1976 Ted Turner purchases Atlanta Braves for reported $12 million
1977 EMI records drop punk rock group Sex Pistols
1978 1st postage stamp copyrighted by US (Carl Sandburg stamp)
1978 US hand over St Stephan crown to Hungary
1980 "1940's Radio Hour" closes at St James Theater NYC after 105 perfs
1980 Indira Gandhi's Congress Party wins elections in India
1980 Phil Flyers set NHL record of 35 straight games without a defeat
1981 50th hat trick in Islander history-John Tonelli scored 5 goals
1984 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41 B mission
1984 Last day of Test cricket for Chappell, Marsh & Lillee
1986 British Defense Secretary Michael Heseltine resigns
1986 Impala Platinum fires 20,000 black mine workers in Johannesburg
1986 Last day in Test cricket for Bob Holland
1986 STS 61-C scrubbed at T-31sec because of liquid oxygen valve problem
1987 100th US Congress convenes
1987 Astronomers at U of Calif see 1st sight of birth of a galaxy
1990 NY Lotto pays $35 million to one winner (#s are 18-25-26-32-42-44)
1991 "Gypsy" closes at St James Theater NYC after 477 performances
1991 "Real Life With Jane Pauley" premieres on NBC-TV
1991 Jorge Serrano El¡as elected president of Guatemala
1991 Qian Hong swims female world record 50m butterfly (27.30 sec)
1992 NY Yankees sign free agent Danny Tartabul
1992 Robert Schenkkan's "Kentucky Cycle," premieres in LA
1992 Sachin Tendulkar completes 148* v Australia at the SCG
1992 Shane Warne takes 1-150 in his 1st Test innings
1993 Bill Wyman announces he will leave Rolling Stones
1993 Jean Mueller discovers comet Mueller/1993a
1993 Last day of Test cricket for Greg Matthews
1994 "Government Inspector" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 37 performances
1994 Dow-Jones hits record 3803.88
1994 Ice skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked by Tonya Harding's bodyguard
1994 Yat Weiju swims world record 50m butterfly stroke (26.44)
1994 Zhong Weiju swims world record 25m pool (26.44)
1995 Atlanta Hawks' Lenny Wilkens becomes NBA's winningest coach (939)
1996 Record $65.2 million British lottery won by 3 people (2-3-4-13-42-44)
1997 "It's a Slippery Slope," closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC
1998 Barry Switzer resigns as Dallas Cowboy coach
1998 Don Sutton selected to Baseball Hall of Fame

That's All....

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