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Friday, October 26, 2018.



Birthdays


1466 Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch scholar, author of The Praise of Folly
1466 Desiderius Erasmus, Holland, scholar/author (In Praise of Folly)
1466 Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch scholar, author of The Praise of Folly
1483 Hans Buchner, composer
1645 Aert de Gelder, Dutch painter (King David)
1673 Dimitrie Cantemir, Romanians historian/monarch of Moldova (1710-11)
1685 Domenico Scarlatti, Naples Italy, composer/harpsichordist
1685 Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti, composer
1694 Johan Helmich Roman, Finnish/Swedish composer/conductor/violinist
1719 Joaquin de Oxinaga, composer
1740 Ernest Louis Muller, composer
1758 Louis-Charles-Joseph Rey, composer
1759 Georges Danton, French Revolutionary leader
1759 Georges Danton, France, revolutionary leader/min of Justice
1759 Georges Danton, French Revolutionary leader
1789 Joseph Mayseder, composer
1791 Charles Sprague, Boston, banker/poet (Curiosity)
1795 Nicolaos Mantzaros, composer
1800 Helmuth K B von Moltke, Prussian general-fieldmarshal
1804 Lorenzo Thomas, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1875
1813 Henry Thomas Smart, composer
1818 Stefano Golinelli, composer
1819 Mer A Goldschmidt, Danish writer/publisher (Corsaren & Jde)
1823 Karl Weinhold, German sociologist
1824 Arthur Middleton Manigault, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1830 Polibo Fumagalli, composer
1830 Stephen Elliott Jr, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1866
1837 James Lawlor Kiernan, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1869
1843 Vasili V Vereshchagin, Russian painter (War & Peace)
1845 Hendrick Waelput, Flemish composer/conductor (Forest, Stella)
1854 August T C Kiehl, Dutch actor (Pearl of Zaandam)
1855 Charles Post, who had a way with breakfast cereals.
1855 Charles Post, who had a way with breakfast cereals (Post Cereals)
1855 Charles Post, who had a way with breakfast cereals.
1859 Arthur Friedheim, composer
1861 Richard D Sears, Boston, tennis champ, US Open (1881)
1864 Joseph Moorat, composer
1871 Hermann Lohr, composer
1873 Thorvald Stauning, Denmark, PM (1924-26, 1929-42)
1875 H[arry] B[yron] Warner, London England, actor (King of Kings)
1878 Jos Moscardo Ituarte, Spanish general (Alczar 1936)
1879 Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary (pres of 1st Soviet) [OS]
1881 Margaret Wycherly, London England, actress (Keeper of the Flame)
1886 Gustav Hermann Unger, composer
1886 Mark Aldanov, [Landau], Russian/French chemist (Myslitel) [OS]
1888 E Runar Schildt, Finnish writer (Segrande Eros)
1894 John S Knight, WV, publisher (Knight-Rider)
1898 Beryl Rubinstein, composer
1900 Ibrahim Abbud, general/premier Sudan (1958-64)
1900 Karin Boye, writer
1902 Hugh Chilvers, cricketer (great leggie of 30's for NSW but not Aust)
1902 Joseph Paul Sharkey Zukauskas, boxer
1907 Giovanni Salviucci, composer
1907 Johannes A Apon, Dutch actor (Kaukasische Krijtkring)
1910 John "Cardinal" Krol, former archbishop (Philadelphia)
1911 Mahalia Jackson
1911 S.S. Chern --?
1911 Mahalia Jackson
1911 S.S. Chern --?
1911 Mahalia Jackson
1911 S.S. Chern --?
1911 Mahalia Jackson
1911 S.S. Chern --?
1911 Mahalia Jackson
1911 Mahalia Jackson, New Orleans, gospel singer (Whole World in his Hands)
1911 Sid Gillman, NFL hall of fame coach (LA, San Diego, Houston)
1911 Sorley MacLean Somhairle MacChaluim, poet
1911 S.S. Chern --?
1912 Don[ald] Siegel, Chicago IL, director (Escape from Alcatraz, Shootist)
1913 Stuart J[ames] Byrne, US, sci-fi author (Star Man, God Man)
1914 Jackie Coogan
1914 Jackie Coogan
1914 Jackie Coogan
1914 Jackie Coogan
1914 Jackie Coogan
1914 Dylan Thomas, Swansea South Wales, poet
1914 Jackie Coogan, LA Calif, actor (Uncle Fester-Addams Family)
1915 Golfredo Corradetti, conductor
1916 Francois Mitterrand, French President
1916 Franois Mitterand, Jarnac France, President of France (1981-95)
1916 Francois Mitterrand, French President
1917 Felix the cat, cartoon character
1917 Felix the Cat, cartoon character
1917 Mario Biaggi, (Rep-D-NY, 1969-90)
1917 Felix the cat, cartoon character
1919 Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, shah of Iran (1941-79)
1919 Edward W Brooke, 1st black senator in over 80 yrs (Sen-R-Mass)
1919 Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Aryamehr, Shah of Iran (1941-79)
1919 Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, shah of Iran (1941-79)
1920 T C Jones, PA, female impersonator
1921 George Houston, land economist
1924 Tom F Lewis, (Rep-R-Florida, 1983- )
1925 Jan Wolkers, Dutch sculptor/novelist (Brief American)
1926 Yuri Aleksandrovich Letunov, Russia, cosmonaut
1929 Georgette Amowitz, choreographer/educator
1929 Hans Peter Haller, composer
1930 John Arden, England, novelist/playwright (Left Handed Liberty)
1931 Hank Garrett, Monticello NY, actor (Car 54 Where Are You)
1932 Anthony C Beilenson, (Rep-D-California, 1977- )
1932 Chinadorai Deshmutu, India, field hockey player (1952)
1933 Suzy Parker, San Antonio Tx, model/actress (Chamber of Horrors)
1934 Ulrich Plentzdorf, writer
1936 Bruce Belland, Chicago, singer (Tim Conway Hour)
1937 B.G. Moishezon --1993
1937 B.G. Moishezon --1993
1937 B.G. Moishezon --1993
1937 B.G. Moishezon --1993
1937 Dave Gavitt, formed Basketball's Big East Conference (1979)
1937 B.G. Moishezon --1993
1938 Bernadette Lafont, Nimes France, actress (Perils of Gwendoline)
1938 Charles W Stenholm, (Rep-D-Texas, 1979- )
1938 Ralph Bakshi, animator (Lord of Rings, Fritz the Cat, Mighty Mouse)
1939 Vladimir Mikhailovich Beloborodov, cosmonaut
1940 Mario Orosco, 1st victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives)
1941 Harald Nielsen, Denmark, soccer player (Olympic-silver-1960)
1942 Bob Hoskins
1942 Bob Hoskins
1942 Bob Hoskins
1942 Bob Hoskins
1942 Bob Hoskins
1942 Bob Hoskins, Suffolk England, actor (Brazil, Who Killed Roger Rabbit?)
1942 Dietmar Polaczek, composer
1942 John P "Jannie" Roux, South African sect to pres (Botha/De Klerk)
1944 Mike Piano, rocker (Sandpipers)
1944 Ries [M] Smits, economist/Dutch MP (CDA)
1945 Pat Conroy, American writer (Great Santini, Prince of Tides)
1946 Ivan Reitman, director/producer (Private Parts, Ghostbusters, Dave)
1946 Keith Hopwood, rock guitarist (Herman's Hermits)
1946 Maureen Anderman, actress (Once Upon a Family, Rupture Fatale)
1946 Pat Sajak, Chicago, TV host (Wheel of Fortune, Pat Sajak Show)
1947 Hillary Rodham Clinton
1947 Jaclyn Smith
1947 Pat Sajak
1947 Hillary Rodham Clinton
1947 Jaclyn Smith
1947 Pat Sajak
1947 Hillary Rodham Clinton
1947 Jaclyn Smith
1947 Pat Sajak
1947 Hillary Rodham Clinton
1947 Jaclyn Smith
1947 Pat Sajak
1947 Hillary Rodham Clinton
1947 Jaclyn Smith
1947 Pat Sajak
1947 Hillary Rodham Clnton, Chicago, lawyer/1st lady (1993-2001)
1947 Jaclyn Smith, Houston Tx, actress (Kelly-Charlie's Angel, Nightkill)
1948 Marshall Colt, New Orleans La, actor (Eric-Lottery)
1949 Kevin Sullivan, wrestler (WCW/ECW/SMW/NWA/Georgia/CWFI)
1950 Chuck Foreman, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings)
1950 T E Srinivasan, cricketer (Indian opening batsman 1981)
1951 Bootsy Collins, Cin, rocker (Parliaments-We Got the Funk)
1951 Maggie Roche, rocker (Roches)
1951 William "Bootsy" Collins, US bassist (Psychotic bump school)
1953 Jennifer Roberson, US, sci-fi author (Shapechangers, Sword-Maker)
1953 Julian Keith Strickland, Athens Ga, drummer (B-52's-Rock Lobster)
1954 Lauren Tewes
1954 Lauren Tewes
1954 Lauren Tewes
1954 Lauren Tewes
1954 Lauren Tewes
1954 D W Moffett, Highland Park IL, actor (Fine Things, Lisa, Chicago Sons)
1955 Stephen K Robinson, Sacramento Calif, PhD/astronaut (STS 85, sk:95)
1960 Brian Hansen, NFL punter (NY Jets)
1961 Mark Bucek, Winter Pak FL, Nike golfer (1994 Gary Player Tour)
1962 Cary Elwes
1962 Cary Elwes
1962 Cary Elwes
1962 Cary Elwes
1962 Cary Elwes
1962 Carey Elwes, London England, actor (Glory, Princess Bride)
1962 Dylan McDermott, Waterbury CT, actor (Jersey Girl, Steel Magnolias)
1962 Roger Kingdom, Vienna Ga, 110m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1984, 88)
1963 Kerri Lynne Rosenberg, Burlington Ia, Miss Iowa-America (1991-top 10)
1963 Natalie Merchant, US singer/songwriter (10,000 Maniacs)
1963 Tony Casillas, NFL defensive tackle (NY Jets, Dallas Cowboys)
1964 Lawson Duncan, Asheville NC, tennis star
1964 Vencie Glenn, NFL safety (NY Giants)
1965 Gil Heredia, Nogales AZ, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
1965 Ken Rutherford, cricketer (NZ Test batsman & latterly capt)
1965 Kim Cooper, Australian softball 3rd baseman/shortstop (Olym-bronze-96)
1965 Mark McLoughlin, CFL kicker (Calgary Stampeders)
1965 Wayne Martin, NFL defensive tackle (NO Saints)
1966 Alex Pastoor, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam)
1966 David Miley, Milwaukee WI, Nike golfer (1992 Cleveland Open)
1966 Olga Bicherova, gymnastics (won title at 15 yrs 33 days)
1967 Bobby Houston, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
1967 Shelly Stokes, Sacramento Calif, softball catcher (Olympics-gold-96)
1968 Chris Oldham, NFL cornerback (Pitts Steelers)
1968 Nico John Hoogma, soccer player (FC Twente)
1969 Mark Sweeney, Framington Mass, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)
1969 Mike Pritchard, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
1970 Bert Emanuel, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
1970 Jessie Armstead, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
1970 Randall Evans, Franklin Virginia, 100m/200m runner
1970 Tom Vano, Plainfield NJ, field hockey goalkeeper (Olympics-96)
1971 Cinnamon Woods, Anderson Ind, diver (Olympics-96)
1971 Ronnie Irani, cricketer (Essex all-rounder, England 1996)
1973 Brian Smith, Cedar Rapids Iowa, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
1973 Robert Petrovicky, Kosice CZE, NHL forward (Team Slovakia, Dallas)
1975 Katja Riipi, ice hockey left wing (Finland, Oly-98)
1975 Tammy Cleland, Sanford FL, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)
1996 ? Pasaye, Palatine Ill, twin born 92 days before his brother (Jan 26)

Events


1366 Comet 55P/1366 U1 (Tempel-Tuttle) approaches 0.0229 AUs of Earth
1387 Amsterdam buccaneer Herman of Kuinre sign peace
1407 Mobs attack Jewish community of Cracow
1492 Columbus' fleet anchors on Ragged Island Range, Bahamas
1492 Lead pencils 1st used
1524 Spanish troops give Milan to France
1529 Thomas More appointed English Lord Chancellor
1534 Charles V names Joris of Egmont, bishop of Utrecht
1662 Charles II of England sold Dunkirk to France
1667 Aru Palakka's occupies Makassar (Goa)
1674 Prince Willem III occupies Grave
1682 William Penn accepts area around Delaware River from Duke of York
1749 Georgia Colony reverses itself & rules slavery is legal
1774 1st Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia
1774 Minute Men organized in colonies
1787 "Federalist Papers" published, calls for ratification of Constitution
1795 Pinckney's Treaty between Spain & US is signed, establishing southern boundary of US & giving Americans right to send goods down Mississippi
1810 US annexes western Florida
1822 King Willem I obligates inhabitants of Brussels to use Dutch language
1825 Erie Canal between Hudson River & Lake Erie opened
1825 Erie Canal between Hudson River & Lake Erie opened
1825 Erie Canal between Hudson River & Lake Erie opened
1830 Belgian rebels occupy Antwerp
1858 Hamilton Smith patents rotary washing machine
1861 Telegraph service inaugurated in US (end of Pony Express).
1861 Telegraph service inaugurated in US (end of Pony Express).
1861 Pony Express ends
1863 Soccer rules standardized; rugby starts as a separate game.
1863 Soccer rules standardized; rugby starts as a separate game.
1863 Soccer rules standardized; rugby starts as a separate game
1863 Worldwide Red Cross organized in Geneva
1863 Football Association forms in England, standardizing soccer
1864 Union troops ambush & kill 'Bloody' Bill Anderson in Richmond MI
1868 White terrorists kill several blacks in St Bernard Parish La
1869 1st American steeplechase horserace (Westchester, NY)
1876 President sends federal troops to SC
1881 Shootout at the OK corral, in Tombstone, Arizona.
1881 Shootout at the OK corral, in Tombstone, Arizona.
1881 Gunfight at OK Corral, in Tombstone, Az
1886 Modest Mussorgsky's "A Night on Bald Mountain," premieres in Russia
1887 Detroit (NL) beats St Louis (AA) 10 games to 5 in World Series
1894 German emperor Wilhelm II fires Chancellor Leo von Caprivi & premier Botho zu Eulenburg
1896 Abyssinia & Italy sign peace treaty
1900 After 4 years of work, 1st section of NY subway opens
1901 1st use of "getaway car" occurs after holding up a shop in Paris
1903 "Yerba Buena" is 1st Key System ferry to cross San Francisco Bay.
1903 "Yerba Buena" is 1st Key System ferry to cross San Francisco Bay.
1903 Yerba Buena is 1st Key System ferry to cross SF Bay
1905 1st Soviet (workers' council) formed, St Petersburg, Russia
1905 Union of Sweden & Norway ends
1911 Phila A's beat NY Giants, 4 games to 2 in 8th World Series
1912 Serbian troops over run Skopje (Uskp)
1912 Woolwich Tunnel under Thames opens
1913 Huerta elected president of Mexico
1916 Margaret Sanger arrested for obscenity (advocating birth control)
1917 Petrograd Soviet accepts establishment of Military
1918 Soldier revolt at Harskamp Veluwe
1919 B C Hilliams musical "Buddies," premieres in NYC
1919 Elgars "Cello concerto on 85" premieres in Queen's Hall London
1919 President Wilson's veto of Prohibition Enforcement Bill is overridden
1921 Solomon Porter Hood named minister to Liberia
1922 Italian govt resigns under pressure from fascists & Benito Mussolini
1923 Dutch 2nd Chamber rejects Fleet laws (50-49 vote)
1923 Govt-Ruijs de Beerenbrouck resigns
1926 Arthur Goodrich's "Caponsacchi," premieres in NYC
1926 Belgium stabilizes current value of franc (5 franc becomes 1 "Belga")
1927 Duke Ellington sings "Creole Love Song"
1930 Dmitri Sjostakovitch' ballet "Zolotoy Vyek," premieres in Leningrad
1931 Eugene O'Neill's "Mourning Becomes Electra," premieres in NYC
1933 French govt of Serraut forms
1934 While Wash player-mgr Joe Cronin honeymoons with Mildred Robertson owner Clark Griffith's niece & adopted daughter, he is sold to Red Sox
1938 Du Pont named its new synthetic fiber "nylon"
1939 Polish Jewish forced into obligatory work service
1941 2nd meeting partisans Tito & Draza Mihailovic in Yugoslavia
1941 US savings bonds go on sale
1942 2nd day of Battle of Henderson Field, Guadalcanal
1942 4th day in battle at El Alamein: Australian breakthrough
1942 Battle of Santa Cruz: USS SD shoots down a record 32 enemy planes
1947 Maharajah of Jammu & Kashmir accedes to India
1949 Pres Truman increases minimum wage - from 40 cents to 75 cents.
1949 Pres Truman increases minimum wage - from 40 cents to 75 cents.
1949 Pres Truman increases minimum wage from 40 to 75
1950 630 Dutch volunteers depart (on)to Korea
1950 Branch Rickey resigns as Brooklyn Dodger president
1950 Mother Teresa found her Mission of Charity in Calcutta, India
1950 South Korean troops reach Chosan at Chinese boundary
1951 Emile Zatopek runs world record 30,000m, 25,000m & 15 miles
1951 Rocky Marciano defeats Joe Louis at Madison Square Garden
1951 Winston Churchill re-elected British PM
1952 Pakistan's 1st Test Cricket win Fazal Mahmood 12 wkts v India
1953 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field Australia
1954 Chevrolet unveils V-8 engine
1954 Walt Disney's 1st television program, "Disneyland," premieres on ABC
1955 1st edition of "Village Voice" (NYC) published
1955 British troops occupy Saudi-Arabic oil field at Boeraimi
1955 Ngo Dinh Diem proclaims Vietnam a republic with himself as pres
1956 International Atomic Energy Agency established.
1956 International Atomic Energy Agency established.
1956 UN's International Atomic Energy Agency statute approved
1956 Vietnam promulgates its constitution
1957 Vatican Radio begins broadcasting
1957 Vatican Radio begins broadcasting
1957 USSR fires defense minister, Marshal Georgi Zhukov
1957 Vatican Radio begins broadcasting
1958 PanAm flies the first transatlantic jet trip: New York to Paris.
1958 PanAm flies the first transatlantic jet trip: New York to Paris.
1958 PanAm flies 1st transatlantic jet trip-NY to Paris
1958 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1960 AL approves Washington Senators move to become Minnesota Twins & announces franchises in LA & Wash DC for 1961
1961 1st Saturn launch vehicle made a flight test
1962 Beatles tape "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"
1962 JFK warns Russia US will not allow Soviet missiles to remain in Cuba
1962 Nikita Khrushchev sends note to JFK offering to withdraw his missiles from Cuba if US closed its bases in Turkey offer is rejected
1962 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1963 US performs underground nuclear test at Fallon Nevada
1964 Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan Show
1965 Beatles receive MBEs at Buckingham Palace
1965 Sylvia Likens tortured by teen girl gang
1966 1st Pacific communications satellite launched, Intelsat 2
1966 US aircraft carrier Oriskany catches fire at Gulf on Tonken, 43 die
1967 Shah of Iran crowns himself after 26 years on Peacock Throne
1968 Soyuz 3 is launched
1968 Soyuz 3 is launched
1968 1st European satellite launched, Esro 1, at Cape Kennedy
1968 KMIR TV channel 36 in Palm Springs, CA (NBC) begins broadcastng
1968 Soyuz 3 launched
1969 Carol Mann wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
1969 WHMA (now WJSU) TV channel 40 in Anniston, AL (CBS) 1st broadcast
1970 the "Doonesbury" comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers
1970 the "Doonesbury" comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers
1970 "Doonesbury" comic strip debuts in 28 newspapers
1970 Tanzania begins building railway Lusaka-Drone ash Salaam
1971 UN votes to replace Taiwan with China
1972 Guided tours of Alcatraz (by Park Service) begin.
1972 Guided tours of Alcatraz (by Park Service) begin.
1972 Guided tours of Alcatraz (by Park Service) begin
1972 Henry Kissinger declares "Peace is at hand" in Vietnam
1973 Israeli forces reach Suez, trapping Egyptian army
1973 President Nixon released 1st White House tapes on Watergate scandal
1973 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1973 Wings release "Helen Wheels"
1974 Cleveland Coliseum opens for NBA's Cavaliers & MISL's Crunch
1975 Anwar Sadat became 1st Egyptian president to officially visit US
1975 China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1975 Cuba beats Mexico for its 4th Pan Am Games Gold Medal in baseball
1975 Mary Bea Porter wins LPGA Golf Inns of America
1976 Transkei gains independence, not recognized outside of South Africa
1976 Trinidad & Tobago becomes a republic
1977 5th & final test of space shuttle Enterprise
1977 Dr Clifford R Wharton Jr named chancellor of State University of NY
1977 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat named winners of 1978 Nobel Peace Prize
1979 St. Vincent & the Grenadines gains independence from Britain.
1979 St. Vincent & the Grenadines gains independence from Britain.
1980 10th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:25:41.3
1980 11th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:41
1980 St Louis Cards sack Balt Colt QBs an NFL record tying 12 times
1981 LA Dodgers beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 2 in 78th World Series
1982 Steve Carlton became 1st pitcher to win 4 Cy Young awards
1982 US budget deficit reaches more than $110 trillion for fiscal year 1982
1983 Hugh Williams' "Pack of Lies," premieres in London
1983 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1984 "Baby Fae" gets a baboon heart in an experimental transplant in Loma Linda, CA. She will live for 21 days with the animal heart.
1984 "Baby Fae" gets a baboon heart in an experimental transplant in Loma Linda, CA. She will live for 21 days with the animal heart.
1984 "Baby Fae" gets baboon heart transplant, lives 21 days
1985 -Nov 6] Hurricane Juan, kills 97 in US
1985 On a poor call in 6th game, umpire Don Deckinger starts a string of events costing Cardinals the World Series
1986 "Into the Light" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 6 performances
1987 Dow Jones down 156.83 points
1987 Head of Salvadoran Human Rights Comm assassinated by death squads
1988 Donald Trump bills Mike Tyson $2,000,000 for 4 month advisory service
1988 US-Soviet effort free 2 grey whales from frozen Arctic, Barrow, AK
1993 NFL announces new expansion team, Carolina Panthers in Charlotte
1993 NJ Devils lose 2-0 to Montreal, after winning 1st 7 games of 1993
1994 Jordan & Israel sign peace accord
1996 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Lit de Justice, Storm Song, Jewel Princess, Da Hass, Boston Harbor, Pilsudski, Alphabet Soup at Woodbine
1997 Bill Glasson wins Las Vegas Golf Invitational
1997 Nichirei LPGA International
1997 Raley's Gold Rush Senior Golf Classic
1997 World Series: Fla Marlins beat Cleve Indians, 4 games to 3

That's All....

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