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Wednesday, November 21, 2018.



Birthdays


1495 John Bale, England, bishop/anti-catholic playwright (Kynge Johan)
1561 Carolus Scribani, Italian/Flemish jesuit/author
1637 Catharina Questiers, Dutch poetess (Friend of Abandoned Child)
1645 Johann Lohner, composer
1683 Johann Michael Muller, composer
1692 Carlo Fragoni, Italy, poet
1694 Jean Francois Voltaire
1694 Jean Francois Voltaire
1694 Jean Francois Voltaire
1694 Jean Francois Voltaire
1694 Voltaire, thinker
1694 Jean Francois Voltaire
1694 Voltaire, thinker
1694 Voltaire, [Fran‡ois-Marie Arouet], France, thinker (Candide)
1724 John Ekels, the Old, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist
1729 Josiah Bartlett, US physician/judge/signer (Decl of Independence)
1742 Alessandro Felici, composer
1768 Friedrich Schleiermacher, German theologist/philosopher
1785 William Beaumont
1785 William Beaumont
1785 William Beaumont
1785 William Beaumont
1785 William Beaumont
1785 William Beaumont, surgeon (studied digestion)
1787 Sir Samuel Cunard, founded 1st regular Atlantic steamship line
1787 Sir Samuel Cunard, founded 1st regular Atlantic steamship line
1787 Barry Cornwall, [Bryan Waller Procter], British? poet
1787 Samuel Cunard, founder (1st regular Atlantic steamship line)
1817 Richard Brooke Garnett, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
1828 William McComb, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1918
1829 Peter A de Genestet, Dutch vicar/poet
1831 John Franklin Miller, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1834 Henrietta (Hetty) Green, financier (Witch of Wall Street)
1834 Joseph Jackson Bartlett, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1893
1840 Victoria, Empress of Germany/Queen of Prussia
1851 D‚sir‚ J Mercier, Belgian philosopher/cardinal
1852 Francisco Tarrega y Eixea, composer
1853 Hussain Kamil, sultan of Egypt (1914-17)
1854 Benedict XV, [Giacomo PGB marques della Chiessa], 258th Pope (1914-22)
1861 Joao da Cruz, Brazilian poet
1863 Arthur Quiller-Couch, [Q], editor (Oxford Book of English Verse)
1863 Mina Dilis-Beersmans, Flemish actress/wife of John Dilis (Poppenhuis)
1867 Vladimir N Ipatiev, Russian chemist
1870 Joe Darling, cricketer (Australian lefty batsman at turn of century)
1870 Stanley Jackson, cricketer (captain of England, governor of Bengal)
1871 Panayot Pipkov, composer
1877 Louis Campbell-Tipton, composer
1877 Sigfrid Karg-Elert, composer
1878 Gustav Radbruch, German lawyer/minister of Justice
1880 Franz Hessel, writer
1886 Harold G Nicolson, English diplomat/author (Good Behaviour)
1894 Corinne Griffith, Texarkana TX, actress (3 Hours, Lilies of Field)
1898 Rene Magritte
1898 Rene Magritte
1898 Rene Magritte
1898 Rene Magritte
1898 Rene Magritte
1898 Ren‚ Magritte, Belgian surrealistic painter (This is Not a Pipe)
1900 Alice Calhoun, Cleveland OH, Silent film actress (Flowing Gold)
1900 Jobyna Ralston, South Pittsburgh TN, actress (For Heaven's Sake)
1902 Michail A Suslov, Russian party ideologist [OS=Nov 8]
1904 Coleman Hawkins, virtually created the tenor saxophone for jazz
1904 Coleman Hawkins, virtually created the tenor saxophone for jazz
1904 Coleman Hawkins, virtually created tenor saxophone for jazz
1905 David Moule-Evans, composer
1907 Charles Korvin, Czechoslovakia, actor (Berlin Express, Ship of Fools)
1907 Jim Bishop, author (The Day Lincoln was Shot)
1907 M Eleonore Lippits, 1st Dutch female missionary doctor
1908 Franz Pfnr, Germany, slalom (Olympic-gold-1936)
1912 Anne Bolt, photo-journalist/trade unionist
1912 Eleanor Powell, Springfield Mass, actress/tap dancer (Bdwy Melody)
1916 Cecilia P J "Cilly" Bach, Dutch/US/Spanish actress (In Pyama)
1916 Esmond Kentish, cricketer (WI fast bowler in 2 Tests 1948 & 1954)
1916 Sid Luckman, NFL QB (Chicago Bears)
1917 Sem Presser, Dutch press photographer
1920 Stan Musial
1920 Stan Musial
1920 Stan Musial
1920 Stan Musial
1920 Stan Musial
1920 Ralph Meeker, Minneapolis MN, actor (Anderson Tapes, Night Stalker)
1920 Stan Musial, outfielder (St Louis Cardinal, 7 times NL bat champ)
1921 Geza Anda, Hungarian/Swiss pianist (Mozart/Bart¢k)
1921 Vivian Blaine, Newark NJ, actress (Guys & Dolls, Skirts Ahoy)
1922 Maria Casares, La Coruna Spain, French actress (Orpheus, Lectrice)
1925 Johan "Poncke" Princen, KNIL-defector/civil rights in Djakarta
1927 Joseph Campanella
1927 Joseph Campanella
1927 Joseph Campanella
1927 Joseph Campanella
1927 Joseph Campanella
1927 Joseph Campanella, NYC, actor (Dr Steffen-The Nurses, Lou-Mannix)
1929 Marilyn French, US author (The Women's Room)
1931 Malcolm Williamson, composer
1932 Jim Ringo, NFL center (Green Bay, Philadelphia)
1932 Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, composer
1933 Frank Brake, English multi-millionaire
1933 Henry Hartsfield Jr, Birmingham Ala, astro (STS-4, STS 41-D, STS 61A)
1933 Jean Shepard, Pauls Valley Okla, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
1934 Laurence Luckinbill, Ft Smith Ark, actor (Delphi Bureau, Ike)
1934 Peter Philpott, cricketer (NSW & Australian leg spinner 1965-66)
1936 James De Preist, Philadelphia Penn, conductor (Mitropolos 1964)
1937 Marlo Thomas, [Mrs Phil Donahue], Detroit Mich (That Girl!, Jenny)
1938 Marlo Thomas
1938 Marlo Thomas
1938 Marlo Thomas
1938 Marlo Thomas
1938 Marlo Thomas
1938 Robert Drivas, [Choromokos], Chicago, actor (Our Private World)
1939 Rick Lenz, Springfield Ill, actor (Hec Ramsey, Scandalous John)
1940 Natalia Maskarova, in Leningrad, ballerina
1940 Natalia Maskarova, in Leningrad, ballerina
1940 Dr John, [Rebennack], New Orleans La, vocalist (I Was in Right Place)
1940 Javed Akhtar, cricketer (Pakistani off-spinner took 0-52 in 1962 Test)
1940 Natalia Makarova, Leningrad, ballerina (Kirov)/defected 1970
1941 Juliet Mills
1941 Juliet Mills
1941 Juliet Mills
1941 Juliet Mills
1941 Juliet Mills
1941 David Porter, US songwriter (Soul Man)
1941 George Morren, Flemish painter/sculptor
1941 Juliet Mills, London England, actress (Nanny & the Professor, QB VII)
1942 Tweety Bird, cartoon character
1943 Larry Mahan, Oregon, rodeo champ (1967-70)
1944 Harold Ramis
1944 Harold Ramis
1944 Harold Ramis
1944 Harold Ramis
1944 Harold Ramis
1944 Earl "the Pearl" Monroe, Phila Pa, NBA Guard (NY Knicks, Balt Bullets)
1944 Harold Ramis, Chicago IL, actor/director (SCTV, Stripes)
1944 Marcia "Marcy" Carsey, TV executive/producer
1944 Richard J Durbin, (Rep-D-IL, 1983- )
1945 Goldie Hawn
1945 Goldie Hawn
1945 Goldie Hawn
1945 Goldie Hawn
1945 Goldie Hawn
1945 Goldie Hawn, Takoma Park Md, actress (Laugh-in, Private Benjamin)
1946 Jonas Tomasson, composer
1947 Dick W de Cloe, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1948 Alphonse Mouson, rocker
1948 Lonnie Jordan, San Diego Ca, rock keyboardist/vocalist (War)
1949 Basil Williams, cricketer (century on debut for West Indies 1978)
1949 Nickolas Grace, Cheshire England, actor (Diamond's Edge)
1950 Alberto Juantorena, Cuba, 400m dash (Olympic-gold-1976)
1950 Bruce Laird, cricketer (tough Australian opener 1979-82)
1950 Livingston Taylor, Boston, rocker (I Will be in Love With You)
1952 Deborah Shelton, Wash DC, actress (Dallas, Ocean Kill, Body Double)
1952 Eamonn Coghlan, Ireland, 1500m runner (Oly-4th-76)
1952 Lorna Luft, Scarsdale NY, singer/actress (Where the Boys Are-1980)
1953 Tina Brown, journalist publisher (New Yorker, Tattler)
1956 Mariana Simionescu, Tirgu Neamt Romania, 1st wife of Bjorn Borg
1956 Terri Welles, [Knepper], Calif, playmate of the year (Dec, 1980)
1957 Jim Brown, rocker (UB40-Red Red Wine)
1958 Evert van Benthem, Dutch skater (11 Cities Skating Race, 1985, 86)
1958 Frank Edmonds, Thunder Bay Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Alberta)
1958 Tim Robinson, cricketer (solid England opener in 29 Tests 1984-89)
1959 Colin Beashel, Australian star yachter (Olympics-96)
1959 Tim Wilkison, Shelby NC, tennis player (WCT Atlanta finals-1986)
1963 Nicollette Sheridan, Worthing England, actress (Paige-Knots Landing)
1963 Peter Bosz, Dutch soccer star (Toulon/Feyenoord)
1964 Marjorie Judith Vincent, Oak Park Ill, Miss America (1991)
1964 Olden Polynice, NBA forward/center (Sacramento Kings)
1964 Thomas Everett, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1965 Bjork
1965 Bjork
1965 Bjork
1965 Bjork
1965 Bjork
1965 Bjork, Iceland, singer (Like Someone in Love)
1966 Troy Aikman
1966 Troy Aikman
1966 Troy Aikman
1966 Troy Aikman
1966 Troy Aikman
1966 Jerry Fontenot, NFL center/guard (Chic Bears, New Orleans Saints)
1966 Troy Aikman, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys - Superbowl 1992)
1967 Dominic Lavoie, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)
1967 Kelly Gallagher, Myrtle Beach SC, playmate (Sep, 1994)
1968 Andy Caddick, English cricket pace bowler (NZ 1993)
1968 Antonio Tarver, Orlando Fla, light heavyweight boxer (Olympics-br-96)
1969 Dahlia Salem, Boston Mass, actress (Sofia Carlino-Another World)
1969 Ken Griffy Jr, centerfielder (Seattle Mariners, MVP 1997)
1970 Dahlia Salem, actress (Sofia Carlino-Another World) [approx 1970]
1970 Jorgen Gustafsson, WLAF guard (Amsterdam Admirals)
1970 Justin Langer, cricketer (gutsy Australian lefty bat 1993- )
1970 Keith Crawford, wide receiver (St Louis Rams)
1971 Michael Strahan, NFL defensive end (NY Giants)
1971 Ramondo Stallings, NFL defensive end (Cin Bengals)
1971 Robert Flickinger, WLAF defensive end (Scottish Claymores)
1973 Brent Smith, tackle (Miami Dolphins)
1973 Danny Kanell, quarterback (NY Giants)
1974 Casey Patton, London Ontario, boxer (Olympics-96)
1974 Tremain Mack, strong safety (Cincinnati Bengals)
1975 Chad Levitt, running back (Oakland Raiders)
1975 Cherie Johnson, Pitts Pa, actress (Cherie-Punky Brewster)
1976 Saleem Elahi, cricketer (bro of Manzoor Pak, Test opener v Aust 1995)
1980 Danielle Hartsell, Ann Arbor Mich, pairs skater (& Steve Hartsell)

Events


World Hello Day; say hello to someone
World Hello Day; say hello to someone
World Hello Day; say hello to someone
World Hello Day; say hello to someone
World Hello Day; say hello to someone
235 St Anterus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
496 St Gelasius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
695 Pope Sergius names Willibrord as archbishop Clemens of Friezen
1317 Frederik of Sierck/Zyrick becomes bishop of Utrecht
1492 Pinta under Mart¡n A Pinz¢n separates from Columbus' fleet
1620 Pilgrim Fathers reach America: Provincetown Harbor, Mass
1620 Mayflower Compact signed by Pilgrims in Cape Cod
1654 Richard Johnson, a free black, granted 550 acres in Virginia
1696 J Vanbrughes "Relapse or Virtue in Danger," premieres in London
1729 Netherlands signs Treaty of Seville
1759 Battle at Maxen: Prussian army surrenders to Austrians
1783 Pilƒtre de Rozier & Marquis d'Arlandes make 1st free balloon flight
1787 Andrew Jackson admitted to bar
1789 NC becomes 12th state
1789 NC becomes 12th state
1789 North Carolina ratifies constitution, becomes 12th US state
1794 Honolulu Harbor discovered
1806 Decree of Berlin: Emperor Napoleon I bans all trade with England
1813 Stettin surrenders to allied armies
1818 Russia's Czar Alexander I petitions for a Jewish state in Palestine
1824 1st Jewish Reform congregation forms, Charleston, SC
1834 HMS Beagle anchors at Bay of San Carlos, Chile
1837 Thomas Morris of Australia skips rope 22,806 times
1847 Steamer "Phoenix" is lost on Lake Michigan, kills 200
1848 Alfred de Musset's "Andr‚ del Sarto," premieres in Paris
1848 Cincinnati Turngemeinde founded
1849 Friedrich Hebbel's "Der Rubin," premieres in Vienna
1852 Duke U, founded in 1838 as Union Institute chartered as Normal College
1864 -22] Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia
1865 Shaw University forms in Raleigh NC
1871 Moses F Gale patents a cigar lighter (NYC)
1871 The 1st human cannonball, Emilio Onra, is shot
1876 Skirmish between HM Stanley's expedition & natives
1877 Tom Edison announces his "talking machine" invention (phonograph)
1880 Henry Stanley & Pierre de Brazza quarrel about possession of Congo
1895 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Bruce Partington Plans" (BG)
1901 Richard Strauss' opera "Feuersnot," premieres in Dresden
1902 1st night football game, Phila Athletics beats Kanaweola AC, 39-0
1902 Baseball's Phila Athletics & Phillies form pro football teams, joining Pitts Stars in 1st attempt at a National Football League
1905 1st game ever played in the Australian Tennis Open
1906 China prohibits opium trade
1914 Billy Mallett of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game
1914 British army conquerors Bazra
1917 M Gorki calls Lenin a blind fanatic/unthinking adventurer
1918 2 German ammunition trains explode in Hamont Belgium, 1,750 die
1918 Polish soldiers organize a pogrom against Jews of Galicia Poland
1920 Karel Cap‚k's "Vec Makropulos," premieres in Prague
1920 Mussolini's squad begins terror, 11 die in Bologna Italy
1922 Rebecca L Felton (Ga) sworn in as 1st female US Senator
1924 British premier Baldwin cancels Labor contract with USSR
1925 Red Grange plays final Univ of Illinois game, signs with Chicago Bears
1933 first US ambassador is sent to the USSR - WC Bullitt
1933 first US ambassador is sent to the USSR - WC Bullitt
1933 1st US ambassador to USSR, W.C. Bullitt, begins service
1934 "Uiver" returns from Schiphol in London-Melbourne air race
1934 NY Yankees buy Joe DiMaggio from SF Seals (Pacific Coast League)
1935 1st commercial crossing of Pacific by plane (China Clipper)
1935 Jean Giraudoux' "La Guerre de Troie n'Aura," premieres in Paris
1937 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 5th Symphony premieres in Lenningrad
1938 -24] Belgian king Leopold III visits Netherlands
1938 Nazi forces occupy western Czech & declared them German citizens
1940 Nazi occupiers forbid building schools in Netherlands
1942 Tweety Bird, aka Tweety Pie, debuts in "Tale of Two Kitties"
1943 7 Belgian ministers in London sentence King Leopold III
1944 Personnel & executive staff of Philips demonstrate for more food
1945 Benjamin Britten's 2nd String quartet in C, premieres
1945 General Motors workers go on strike
1946 Georgi Dimitrov elected premier of Bulgaria
1946 Harry Truman becomes 1st US president to travel in a submerged sub
1947 Bill Longson beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to become wrestling champ
1949 Bill Veeck sells Indians for $22 million
1952 1st US postage stamp in 2 colors (rotary process) introduced
1952 Dodgers pitcher Joe Black wins NL Rookie of Year
1953 "Pitdown Man," discovered in 1912 proved to be a hoax
1953 WKJG TV channel 33 in Ft Wayne, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting
1955 Argentina asks Panama for return of ex-president Per¢n
1955 KTVO TV channel 3 in Ottumwa-Kirksville, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 Don Newcombe, wins NL MVP & 1st-ever Cy Young Award
1959 Jack Benny(Violin) & Richard Nixon(Piano) play their famed duet
1959 Jack Benny(Violin) & Richard Nixon(Piano) play their famed duet
1959 Jack Benny (violin) & Richard Nixon (piano) play their famed duet
1960 Bob Scheffing signs to manage Tigers after Casey Stengel turns it down
1963 JFK flies to Texas
1964 the world's longest suspension bridge, Verrazano Narrows, opens.
1964 the world's longest suspension bridge, Verrazano Narrows, opens.
1964 "Something More!" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 15 perfs
1964 "Zizi" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 49 performances
1964 Pope Paul VI signs 3rd sitting of 2nd Vatican council
1964 World's longest suspension bridge "Verrazano Narrows" opens (NYC)
1965 1st freighter arrives in Ashdod Port Israel
1965 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1966 Dutch govt of Zijlstra forms
1967 Phillip & Jay Kunz fly a kite a record 28,000 feet
1968 Cin trades shortstop Leo Cardenas to Twins for pitcher Jim Merritt
1968 Supremes & Temptations release "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"
1968 Yoko Ono suffers a miscarriage
1969 KXIX (now KVCT) TV channel 19 in Victoria, TX (ABC) 1st broadcast
1969 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1970 NY Knicks 1st game against Cleve Cavalier, Knicks win 102-94 at MSG
1971 NY Rangers scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
1971 Richard Baker becomes teacher of SF Zen Center
1972 Red Sox Carlton Fisk wins AL Rookie of Year, Mets Jon Matlack wins NL
1973 First World Hello Day in resposes to Egypt-Isreal conflict
1973 First World Hello Day in resposes to Egypt-Isreal conflict
1973 First World Hello Day in resposes to Egypt-Isreal conflict
1973 First World Hello Day in resposes to Egypt-Isreal conflict
1973 First World Hello Day in resposes to Egypt-Isreal conflict
1973 Pete Rose wins NL MVP
1973 Pres Nixon's attorney, J Fred Buzhardt, reveals presence of 18« minute gap in a White House tape recording related to Watergate
1974 Freedom of Information Act passed by Congress over Pres Ford's veto
1975 Linda McCartney drug charges in US are dropped
1977 1st flight of Concorde (London to New York)
1977 Orioles 1st baseman Eddie Murray wins AL Rookie of Year
1978 Bob Horner of Braves wins NL Rookie of Year Award
1979 Crowd at Islamabad, Pakistan attack US embassy, 1 dies
1980 Dallas' "Who Shot JR?" episode (Kristen) gets a 53.3 rating (83 mill)
1980 Fire at MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas kills 84
1980 Gene Michael named 25th Yank mgr, replacing Dick Howser, who resigns
1980 It is revealed Kristen shot J.R. Ewing on "Dallas"
1980 John & Yoko pose nude for photographer Allan Tannenbaum
1980 MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas in fire; 84 die
1981 400,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against cruise missiles
1981 Olivia Newton-John's "Physical," single goes #1 & stays for 10 weeks
1983 "Doonesbury" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 104 performances
1983 NY Ranger Ron Greschner marries model Carol Alt
1986 Central African Republic adopts constitution
1986 Suriname army leader Desi Bouterse massacres Moiwana village
1987 Actress Demi Moore marries actor Bruce Willis
1987 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Epitome, Ferdinand, Miesque, Sacahuista, Success Express, Theatrica, Very Subtle at Hollywood
1989 Law banning smoking on most domestic flights signed by Pres Bush
1989 TV cameras permitted in British House of Commons
1990 Michael Milken is sentenced to 10 years for security law violations
1991 Poetess Maria Elene Cruz Varela arrested in Cuba
1992 Jan Karlsson swims world record 50m butterfly (23.80 sec)
1992 Jani Sievinen swims world record 100m medley (53.78 sec)
1992 Louise Karlsson swims world record 50m freestyle (31.19 sec)
1992 Oregon Sen Bob Packwood issues apology for unwelcome sexual advances
1992 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Tish Johnson
1993 "Cinderella" closes at New York State Theater NYC after 14 perfs
1993 "Cyrano - The Musical" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 137 perfs
1993 Neo-fascists MSI win 36% of municipal elections in Rome
1994 1st-class cricket debut of Andrew Symonds (Queensland v NSW, SCG)
1995 Dow Jones closes above 5,000 for 1st time
1995 Israel grants jailed US spy Jason Pollard, citizenship
1995 New double Beatle CD released with new song "Free as a Bird"
1996 "Rehearsal" opens at Criterion Theater NYC

That's All....

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