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Saturday, October 27, 2018.



Birthdays


1728 Captain James Cook, discovered the Sandwich Islands.
1728 James Cook, Scotland, captain/explorer, discovered Sandwich Islands
1728 Captain James Cook, discovered the Sandwich Islands.
1739 Franz Ignaz Kaa, composer
1746 Georg Anton Kreusser, composer
1760 August W A Grave von Gneisenau, Prussian fieldmarshal
1762 Gijsbert K van Hogendorp, Dutch count/minister of Foreign affairs
1775 Traugott Maximilian Eberwein, composer
1782 Niccol• Paganini, composer, violin virtuoso
1782 Niccol• Paganini, Genoa It, composer/violin virtuoso (Princess Lucca)
1782 Niccol• Paganini, composer, violin virtuoso
1798 H.F. Scherk --1885
1798 H.F. Scherk --1885
1798 H.F. Scherk --1885
1798 H.F. Scherk --1885
1798 H.F. Scherk --1885
1800 Benjamin Franklin Wade, MC (Union), died in 1878
1809 Peter "Peerke" Donders, Dutch RC missionary to Suriname
1811 Issac Merrit Singer, invented 1st practical home sewing machine
1811 Issac Merrit Singer, inventor (1st practical home sewing machine)
1811 Issac Merrit Singer, invented 1st practical home sewing machine
1817 Antoni Katski, composer
1828 Jacob Dolson Cox, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1900
1829 Christopher Columbus Andres, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1841 P J Edvard Backstr”m, Swedish writer
1842 Giovanni Giolitti, 5x premier of Italy (1892..1921)
1844 Klas Arnoldson, Sweden, politician/pacifist (Nobel 1908)
1845 Josef V Sl dek, Czech poet (Pˇsne Smutecnˇ)
1858 Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President (1901-1909)
1858 Theodore Roosevelt, NYC, (R) 26th Pres (1901-09; Nobel 1906)
1858 Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President (1901-1909)
1872 Emily Post, authority on social behavior, writer (Etiquette)
1872 Emily Post, authority on social behavior/writer (Etiquette)
1872 Emily Post, authority on social behavior, writer (Etiquette)
1873 Henry Tate, composer
1876 Jacqueline Royaards-Sandberg, actress (Un Soir Un Train)
1889 Enid Bagnold, novelist (Chalk Garden, 1956 Award of Merit)
1892 Graciliano Ramos, Brazilian author/mayor of Palmeira
1892 Victor E van Vriesland, Dutch poet/critic (Mirror of Dutch Poetry)
1893 Johan G Dancer, Dutch poet (Meetings)
1894 Antonius "Toon" Verhey, violin cellist/conductor (Residence-orch)
1894 Fritz Sauckel, German Nazi General of Labor
1895 John Boles, Greenville TX, singer/actor (Babes in Baghdad)
1896 Edith Haisman, Titanic survivor
1901 Marlene Dietrich, German actress/entertainer (Angel)
1906 Anton AM Struyken, minister of justice/governor Dutch Antilles
1907 Helmut Walcha, German organist (church music)
1907 Moises F da Costa Gomez, premier Dutch Antilles
1910 Fred de Cordova, film/TV producer (Tonight Show)
1910 Jack Carson, Manitoba Canada, actor (Star is Born, Mildred Pierce)
1911 Leif Erickson, Calif, actor (Invaders from Mars, On the Waterfront)
1912 Conlon Nancarrow, Texarkana Arkansas, composer (Soundings 4)
1914 Dylan Thomas
1914 Dylan Thomas
1914 Dylan Thomas
1914 Dylan Thomas
1914 Dylan Thomas
1914 Dylan Thomas, Swansea Wales, poet (Child's Christmas in Wales)
1914 Stanislaw Brunstein, artist
1915 Harry Saltzman, St Johns NB Canada, producer (Goldfinger)
1916 Bob de Lange, [Jacob Bernard], Dutch actor/director (Daniel)
1916 Kazimierz Brandys, writer
1917 Jack Plimsoll, cricketer (S Afr lefty quick, 3-143 in only Test 1947)
1917 Oliver Tambo, co-founder (African National Congress)
1918 Paul Dixon, Earling Iowa, Ohio talk show host (Paul Dixon Show)
1918 Teresa Wright, NYC, actress (Eleanor Gehrig-Pride of the Yankees)
1920 Nanette Fabray
1920 Nanette Fabray
1920 Nanette Fabray
1920 Nanette Fabray
1920 Nanette Fabray
1920 Nanette Fabray, San Diego Calif, actress (Katherine-One Day at a Time)
1921 Anestis Logothetis, composer
1922 Carlos Andr‚s P‚rez, president of Venezuela (1974-79/89-94)
1922 George Young, soccer star
1922 Ralph Kiner, HR hitter (Pitts Pirates)/sportscaster (NY Mets)
1923 Roy Lichtenstein
1923 Roy Lichtenstein
1923 Roy Lichtenstein
1923 Roy Lichtenstein
1923 Roy Lichtenstein
1923 Roy Lichtenstein, NYC, Pop art painter (painted comic book panels)
1923 Ruby Dee, Cleve Ohio, actress (Raisin in the Sun, Cat People, Roots)
1924 Ruby Dee
1924 Ruby Dee
1924 Ruby Dee
1924 Ruby Dee
1924 Ruby Dee
1924 Michel Galabru, Safi Morocco, actor (Judge & the Assassin)
1925 Jane Connell, Oakland Calif, actress (Jane-Stanley, Bridget-Dumpling)
1925 Mary Kay Steans, Glendale Calif, actress (Mary Kay & Johnny)
1925 Warren M Christopher, US, lawyer/minister of Foreign affairs (1993- )
1926 H R Haldeman, former White House Chief of Staff (Watergate figure)
1926 P G "Nana" Joshi, cricket wicketkeeper (Indian during 1950's)
1927 Dominick Argento, York Penn, composer (Colonel Jonathan the Saint)
1927 Edward Ralph Keinholz, sculptor
1928 Datta Gaekwad, cricketer (father of Anshuman, batted in 11 Tests 50's)
1928 Kyle Rote, NFL halfback (NY Giants 1951-61)
1928 Stefan Wewerka, German architect/sculptor
1929 Marino Iandioro, canned Tomato Pioneer
1930 Bill George, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, LA Rams)
1931 David Bryant, English world champion bowler/tv-host
1932 Jean-Pierre Cassel, Paris France, actor (Trout)
1932 Kathy Cornelius, LPGA golfer
1932 Sylvia Plath, [Victoria Lucas], US, poet (Colossus, 3 Women, Bell Jar)
1933 Floyd Cramer, La, cowboy singer (Last Date, On the Rebound)
1933 John Sturdy, scholar
1934 David Barclay, British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire
1934 Frederick Barclay, British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire
1938 Maurice Hinchey, (Rep-D-New York)
1939 John Cleese, Monty Python
1939 John Cleese, Monty Python
1939 John Cleese, Monty Python
1939 John Cleese, Monty Python
1939 John Cleese, Monty Python
1939 John Cleese, Weston-Super-Mare England, comedian (Monty Python)
1940 Anthea Joseph, music producer
1940 Lee Greenwood, country singer (God Bless the USA)
1940 Maxine Hong Kingston, US, author
1942 Phillip Catherine, rocker
1945 Carrie Snodgress, Park Ridge Ill, actress (Diary of Mad Housewife)
1945 Peter Martins, Copenhagen, dancer-choreographer
1946 Carrie Snodgress
1946 Carrie Snodgress
1946 Carrie Snodgress
1946 Carrie Snodgress
1946 Carrie Snodgress
1946 Leslie Byrne, (Rep-D-Virginia)
1946 Peter Martins, Danish actor(?)
1946 Steven R Nail, Canton Ill, USAF/astr (STS 51-G, 61-A, 37, 55)
1946 Terry J Hart, Pittsburgh Penn, astronaut (STS 41C)
1947 Terry Anderson, AP correspondent/US hostage held in Lebanon (1985-91)
1948 Byron Allred, Logan Ut, rocker (Steve Miller Band)
1949 Garry W Tallent, rocker (E Street Band)
1949 Jack Daniels, Choctaw Okla, country singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry)
1949 Jos‚ J P Hageman, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1949 Mike Kopetski, (Rep-D-Oregon)
1950 Fran Lebowitz, author/actress (Resident Alien)
1951 Jayne Kennedy
1951 Jayne Kennedy
1951 Jayne Kennedy
1951 Jayne Kennedy
1951 Jayne Kennedy
1951 Jayne Kennedy-Overton, Wash DC, actress (Penitentary)
1951 K K Downing, rock guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law)
1953 Michael Baker, Memphis Tn, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 43, 52, 68, 81)
1953 Peter Firth, Bradford England, actor (Equus, Lifeforce, Tess)
1953 Robert Picardo, Phila, actor (Frame Up, Gremlins 2)
1954 Chris Tavare, cricketer (England opener & occasional scorer of runs)
1956 Patty Sheehan, Middlebury VT, LPGA golfer (1994 US Women's Open)
1957 Glen Hoddle, English soccer ball player (Tottenham)
1957 Jeff East, rocker
1958 Hazell Dean, rocker (Always Doesn't Mean Forever)
1958 Simon Le Bon, rock vocalist (Duran, Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
1961 Rick Gibson, Calgary Alta, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 CPGA)
1963 Deborah Moore, London England, actress (Danielle-Day of Our Lives)
1963 Marla Maples, [Trump], Dalton Ga, actress (Will Rogers Follies)
1964 Jill Hetherington, Brampton Ontario, tennis player (Olympics-96)
1964 Mark Taylor, cricketer (genius Australian captain since 1994)
1964 Mary Meagher-Plant, 100m butterfly swimmer (Oly-3 gold/silv/br-84, 88)
1965 Krista Blomquist, New Haven Conn, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1995)
1966 Brad Lauer, Humboldt, NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins)
1966 Grant Kenny, Norfolk Island NSW, Australasia golfer
1966 Timm Rosenbach, NFL quarterback (NO Saints)
1967 Jaren Jackson, NBA guard/forward (Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs)
1968 Antoinette Lucas, Crozier VA, field hockey midfielder (Oly-96)
1968 Kata Karkkainen, Helsinki Finland, playmate (Dec, 1988)
1969 Annie Patterson, composer
1969 Corey Foster, Ottawa, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
1969 John Kasay, NFL kicker (Carolina Panthers)
1970 Bert Emanuel, wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
1970 Vernon Lewis, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)
1971 Liz Pagano, Seattle Wash, WPVA volleyballer (National-13th-1994)
1971 Matt Brown, WLAF guard (Amsterdam Admirals)
1971 Mike Ricci, Scarborough, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche)
1971 Zaddick X Longenbach, Greenwalds Pa, fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
1972 Brad Radke, Eau Claire WI, pitcher (Minn Twins)
1972 John Steel, Auckland NZ, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics-96)
1972 Maria Mutola, Maputo Mozambique, 800m runner (Olympics-bronze-96)
1973 Alison "Ali" Malyn Shumate, Union City Tenn, Miss America-Tenn (1996)
1973 Monica Louwerens, Greenville Miss, Miss America (Miss-Top 10-1996)
1974 Juan Viedna Schenkhuizen, soccer player (Ajax, NEC)
1975 Emily John Orton, Creswell Oregon, Miss America (Oregon-2nd-1996)

Events


625 Honorius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1492 Christopher Columbus discovers Cuba & claims it for Spain
1523 English troops occupy Montalidier France
1605 Spanish army under General Spˇnola occupies Wachtendonk
1627 English assault on French Il de R‚
1644 2nd Battle at Newbury: King Charles I beats parliamentary armies
1651 English troops occupy Limerick Ireland
1662 England sells Duinkerken to France for 2.5 million livres
1676 Poland & Turkey sign Peace of Warsaw
1688 King James II fires premier Robert Spencer
1702 English troops plunder St Augustine Florida
1775 US Navy forms
1787 The 'Federalist' letters started appearing in NY newspapers.
1787 The 'Federalist' letters started appearing in NY newspapers.
1787 Federalist letters start appearing in NY newspapers
1795 Treaty of San Lorenzo, provides free navigation of Mississippi
1795 Treaty of San Lorenzo, provides free navigation of Mississippi
1795 Treaty of San Lorenzo, provides free navigation of Mississippi
1810 US annexes West Florida from Spain
1830 Major-General Baron D Chass‚ bombs Antwerp (Belgium revolution)
1858 RH Macy & Co. opens 1st store, on 6th Avenue, New York City.
1858 RH Macy & Co. opens 1st store, on 6th Avenue, New York City.
1858 RH Macy & Co opens 1st store, (6th Ave-NYC) Gross receipts $1106
1863 Dutch railway to Harlingen opens
1864 Battle of Boydton Plank Road, VA (Burgess' Mill, Southside Railroad)
1864 Battle of Fair Oaks, Va near Richmont
1864 Battle of Newtonia, MI
1864 Confederate ship Albemarle torpedoed/sinks
1864 Siege of Petersburg, VA
1867 Garibaldi marches on Rome
1871 Boss Tweed (William Macy Tweed), Democratic leader of Tammany Hall, arrested after NY Times exposed his corruption
1880 Theodore Roosevelt marries Alice Hathaway Lee, on his 22nd birthday
1884 Architect Henry Hardenberghs Dakota-complex opens in NYC
1886 Musical fantasy "Night on Bald Mountain," performed in Russia
1893 Hurricane hits coast between Savannah Ga & Charleston SC
1896 1st Pali Road completed in Hawaii (the Pali is a cliff where the winds are so strong streams flow UP! Honest!).
1896 1st Pali Road completed in Hawaii (the Pali is a cliff where the winds are so strong streams flow UP! Honest!).
1896 1st Pali Road completed in Hawaii (winds so strong streams flow UP!)
1901 1st complete performance of Debussy's "Nocturnes"
1904 World's 1st subway, IRT (Interborough Rapid Transit), opens in NYC, subway/bus fare is set at one nickel (Bkln bridge-145 & Bdwy)
1913 Pres Wilson says US will never attack another country
1914 British battleship Audacious sunk by mine
1916 1st published reference to "jazz" appears (Variety)
1919 Axeman of New Orleans claims last victim
1919 US Congress sign Volstead Act
1920 League of Nations moves headquarters in Geneva
1920 Westinghouse radio station in East Pittsburgh, KDKA begins
1922 1st commemoration of Navy Day
1922 Dutch 2nd Chamber votes for child labor laws
1924 Uzbek SSR forms
1925 Water skis patented by Fred Waller
1927 Queen Wilhelmina opens Meuse-Waal Canal in Nijmegen
1931 Chuhei Numbu of Japan, sets then long jump record at 26' 2¬"
1935 SDAP & NVV launchs "Plan for Work" in Utrect Netherlands
1938 DuPont announces its new synthetic fiber will be called 'nylon'
1938 DuPont announces its new synthetic fiber will be called 'nylon'
1938 DuPont announces its new synthetic fiber will be called "nylon"
1941 Chicago Daily Tribune editorialize there will not be war with Japan
1941 Nazi's directs gypsy ghetto in Belgrade
1942 5th day of battle at El Alamein: heavy battles/Australian advance
1942 US aircraft carrier Hornet sinks off Santa Cruz
1944 Hertogenbosch & Tilburg freed from nazi occupation
1944 Tito reaches free Belgrade
1945 "Carib Song" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 36 performances
1945 1st edition of Elseviers Weekly newspaper (Elseviers Magazine)
1946 Georgi Domitrovs National Front wins Bulgaria elections (78%)
1947 "You Bet Your Life," with Groucho Marx, premieres on ABC radio
1947 WMAR TV channel 2 in Baltimore, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting
1948 Albert Camus' "L'‚tat de SiŠge," premieres in Paris
1948 Israel recaptures Nizzanim in Negev
1950 Paul Creston's 3rd Symphony "Triumph of St Joan," premieres
1952 "My Darlin' Aida" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 89 perfs
1954 B O Davis Jr becomes 1st black general in USAF
1954 Pres Eisenhower offers aid to S Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diem
1954 WISN TV channel 12 in Milwaukee, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 Walt Disney's 1st TV show, "Disneyland," premieres on ABC
1955 Argentine peso devalued
1955 Satomi Myodo, renews Zen nun vows & takes Buddhist name of Daien Myodo
1957 Celal Bayar re-elected president of Turkey
1957 WOWL TV channel 15 in Florence, AL (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
1957 WPTA TV channel 21 in Fort Wayne, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting
1958 Gen Ayub Khan succeeds Iskander Mirza as president of Pakistan
1958 WEDU TV channel 3 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1959 Rare Pacific hurricane kills 2,000 in Western Mexico
1960 AL admits LA & Washington to the league
1960 Singer Ben E King records "Spanish Harlem" & "Stand By Me"
1961 first Saturn makes an unmanned flight test
1961 first Saturn makes an unmanned flight test
1961 1st Saturn launch vehicle makes an unmanned flight test
1961 American Basketball League starts play
1961 Outer Mongolia & Mauritania become 102nd & 103rd members of UN
1961 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya & Sary Shagan USSR
1962 "Beyond the Fringe" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 673 perfs
1962 Black Saturday - Russian nuclear missile crisis in Cuba
1962 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 Bob Simpson completes 359 for NSW v Qld at Gabba
1963 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Golf Tournament
1964 "Ben Franklin in Paris" opens at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 215 perfs
1964 Congo rebel leader Christopher Gbenye holds 60 Americans/800 Belgians
1964 Singers Sonny & Cher wed, Cher wore bell-bottoms
1965 WCFT TV channel 33 in Tuscaloosa, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
1966 China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1966 UN deprives South Africa of Namibia
1966 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1967 4 people from Baltimore pour blood on selective service records
1967 Expo '67 closes in Montreal, Canada
1967 NLF leaves People's Republic of South-Yemen
1968 19th Olympic games close at Mexico City, Mexico
1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA River Plantation Golf Invitational
1969 Nobel prize for economy awarded to John Tinbergen
1969 Ralph Nader sets up a consumer organization knowns as Nader's Raiders
1969 St Vincent & Grenadines gains associated status with Britain
1970 "Light, Lively & Yiddish" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 87 perfs
1971 Republic of the Congo becomes Zaire.
1971 Republic of the Congo becomes Zaire.
1971 Republic of Congo-Kinshasa becomes Republic of Za‹re
1971 Steve Garvey weds Cynthia Truhan
1972 Golden Gate National Recreation Area created.
1972 Golden Gate National Recreation Area created.
1972 Golden Gate National Recreation Area created
1973 1st time Islanders beat Rangers-3-2
1973 Alabama sets offensive record (828 yds), beats Virginia Tech 77-6
1974 Chantal Langlace runs female world record marathon (2:46:24)
1975 Covers of both Time & Newsweek picture rock singer Bruce Springsteen
1977 Amsterdam businessman M Caransa kidnapped
1977 NASA launches space vehicle S-200
1978 Menachim Begin & Anwar Sadat win the Nobel Peace Prize
1978 Menachim Begin & Anwar Sadat win the Nobel Peace Prize
1978 Begin & Sadat win Nobel Peace prize
1978 President Carter signs Hawkins-Humphrey full employment bill
1979 Islanders score 2 goals within 6 seconds 3 goals within 44 seconds
1979 St Vincent & Grenadines becomes independent of UK (Natl Day)
1979 Voluntary Euthanasia Society publishes how-to-do-it suicide guide
1980 Astros owner John McMullen replaces GM Tal Smith with Al Rosen
1980 Dave Gryllis sets world bicycle speed record of 94.37 kph
1981 Andrew Young, former UN Ambassador, elected mayor of Atlanta, Georgia
1982 China announces its population at 1 billion people plus
1982 IBM ROM is capable of EGA graphics
1984 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1984 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1984 Wash State's Rueben Mayes sets col football rec of 357 yards rushing
1985 15th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:34
1985 16th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:11:34
1985 Anthony Carter begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive game receptions
1985 Billy Martin is fired by Yankees for 4th time
1985 Hurricane Juan ravages US Gulf states & east coast, 49 die
1985 KC Royals beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 82nd World Series
1985 Thieves steal 9 paintings, including 5 Monet's & 2 Renoir's
1986 NY Mets beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 83rd World Series
1986 Paul McCartney release "Pretty Little Head"
1987 Lucas Mangopes Democratic Party wins Bophuthatswana elections
1987 Peter Shaffer's "Lettice & Lovage," premieres in London
1987 South Korean voters overwhelmingly approved a new constitution
1988 "ET" released to home video (14 million presold)
1988 Larry Flynt paid hitman $1M to kill Hefner, Guccione & Sinatra
1990 "Michael Feinstein in Concert" closes at Golden NYC after 30 perfs
1990 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Bayakoa, Fly So Free, In The Wings, Meadow Star, Royal Academy, Safely Kept, Unbridled
1991 "Andre Heller's Wonderhouse" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 9 perfs
1991 "Homecoming" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 49 performances
1991 John Brodie wins Security Pacific Senior Golf Classic
1991 Minn Twins beat Altanta Braves 1-0 in 10 to win World Series in 7
1992 Don Baylor appointed 1st manager of Colorado Rockies
1992 Fox is to launch Tuesday night network TV, rescheduled to Decemeber
1992 Great Britain issues postage stamp on 100th anniversary of Tolkien
1992 Tipper Gore (wife of future VP) admits to covering clock on her VCR with black tape so she wouldn't have to watch it blink
1993 Howard Stern's radio show begins broadcasting in El Paso Texas
1995 Contract finalizing Cleveland Browns' move to Balt is signed
1995 Meyrick Pringle takes cricket hat-trick in England tour game at Soweto
1996 US beats Japan, 21«-14«, at Nichirei International Golf Tournament
1997 Dow Jones crashes record 554 pts to 7161
1997 Intel Corp buys Digital Equipment for $700 million
1997 Microsoft argues it should be "free from govt interference"
1997 US releases a redesigned $50 bill

That's All....

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