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Friday, November 23, 2018.



Birthdays


912 Otto I, the Great, German king, Holy Roman emperor (962-73)
1221 Alfonso X (the Wise), king of Castile & Leon (1252-84)
1553 Prospero Alpini, Italy, botanist/physician (De Medocoma Aegyptorum)
1608 Francisco M de Melo, Portuguese author (Epan foras)
1616 John Wallis, English mathematician/cryptographer (product of Wallis)
1669 Johann K Amman, Swiss/Dutch deaf-mute teacher (Surdus Loquens)
1690 Ernst J earl van Biron, Russian duke of Koerland/regent of Ivan VI
1695 Fran‡ois the Cuvilli‚s, Belgian court architect of Bayern
1748 Etienne Joseph Floquet, composer
1749 Edward Rutledge, (Gov-SC)/attorney/signer (Decl of Independence)
1760 Gracchus Babeuf, French utopian socialist (Tribun du Peuple)
1765 Thomas Attwood, composer
1785 Joannes P Roothaan, 1st Dutch general of the Jesuits (1829-53)
1794 Joan F Van Oordt, vicar (Groninger direction)
1797 Gabor Matray, composer
1800 Michail P Pogodin, Russian historian/author (Povesti)
1804 Franklin Pierce, 14th President (1853-1857)
1804 Franklin Pierce, 14th President (1853-1857)
1804 Franklin Pierce, Hillsboro NH, (D) 14th Pres (1853-1857)
1809 Horatio Phillips Van Cleve, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1815 William Dennison, postmaster/general (Union), died in 1882
1819 Benjamin Mayberry Prentiss, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1901
1820 John Willis Ellis, Governor (Confederacy) died in 1861
1821 Charles Meryon, British/French etcher
1826 Agustin Bethencourt, Venezuela publisher on Cura‡ao
1830 Kaspar CE Ritter von Zumbusch, German/Austria sculptor
1837 John van der Waals, Hol, physicist (Nobel 1910, Liquid & Gas States)
1842 James Lillywhite Jr, cricketer (1st England Test captain)
1843 Josef Sucher, composer
1853 G.B. Halsted --1922
1853 G.B. Halsted --1922
1853 G.B. Halsted --1922
1853 G.B. Halsted --1922
1853 G.B. Halsted --1922
1858 Frank Hearne, cricketer (bro of George & Alec, Eng & S Afr)
1859 Billy the Kid (William H. Bonney), outlaw
1859 Billy the Kid (William H. Bonney), outlaw
1859 Billy the Kid, [William H Bonney], NYC, criminal
1860 Karl Branting, Swedish statesman, diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize 192
1860 Karl Branting, Swedish statesman, diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize 192
1860 Karl Branting, Sweden, statesman/diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize 1921)
1862 Alberto Williams, Buenos Aires Argentina, composer (Etrerno Reposo)
1862 Theo van Rysselberghe, Belgian painter (pointillism)
1876 Manuel de Falla, C diz Spain, composer (El Amor Brujo)
1878 Andre Caplet, composer
1878 Ernest J King, US fleet admiral/Chief of Naval Operations (WW II)
1878 Holcombe Ward, tennis champ (US Open-1904)
1879 Andr‚ Caplet, French composer/conductor (Conte Fantastic)
1882 Johan C T Kikkert, Dutch painter/etcher/critic
1883 Herman Baccaert, Flemish philological/writer (Along the water front)
1883 Jos‚ Clemente Orozco, Mexico, painter (Epic of Culture in New World)
1887 Boris Karloff, bogeyman (Frankenstein, Isle of the Dead)
1887 Boris Karloff, bogeyman (Frankenstein, Isle of the Dead)
1887 Boris Karloff, [William H Pratt], Dulwich Engld, actor (Frankenstein)
1887 Paul Malengreau, composer
1888 Harpo Marx
1888 Harpo Marx
1888 Harpo Marx
1888 Harpo Marx
1888 Harpo Marx
1888 Harpo Marx, [Adolph] NYC, actor/comedian (Marx brothers)
1888 Nana Bryant, Cincinnati OH, actress (Ladies of the Chorus)
1893 Jimmy Blanckenberg, cricket pace bowler (took 60 wickets for S Africa)
1894 Ture Persson, Sweden, sprinter (Olympic-silver-1912)
1896 Joris Vriamont, Flemish author/music publisher
1896 Klement Gottwald, premier/president of Czechoslovakia (1946-53)
1896 Ruth Etting, US dancer/singer/actress (Roman scandals)
1899 Norman Hunter, writer
1901 Marieluise Fleiáer, writer
1906 Mervyn Roberts, composer
1908 Leendert P J Braat, Dutch sculptor/screenwriter
1909 Nigel Tranter, author/historian (River Realm, Robert the Bruce)
1910 Hal Schumacher, baseball player
1911 Peter Saunders, English theater producer (Legend of the Werewolf)
1912 Det Glynn, teacher/anti-apartheid activist
1914 [Arthur] Wilson "Bob" Tucker, US, sci-fi author (Time Masters)
1915 Ellen Drew, [Terry Ray], Kansas City Mo, actress (Isle of Dead)
1915 John Dehner, [Forkum], Staten Is NY, actor (Big Hawaii, Bare Essence)
1915 Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro, politician
1917 George O'Hanlon, Bkln NY, actor (Calvin-Life of Riley, George Jetson)
1917 Hugh Joseph Charles James L'Etang, medical writer
1917 Michael Gough, Malaya, actor (Search for the Nile)
1919 Claudio Santoro, composer
1919 Peter Strawson, English philosopher
1920 Chalmers P Wylie, (Rep-R-OH, 1967- )
1920 Herman Nieland, Dutch organist/pianist/composer (Te Deum Laudamus)
1920 Paul Celan, [Antschell], German/Romanian poet (Collected Prose)
1921 Hein J Roethof, lawyer/Dutch MP (PvdA)
1923 Angelo John Novarese, record company founder
1923 Guy Molinari, (Rep-R-NY, 1981- )
1923 Nadia Gray, actress (Naked Runner, Maniac, Candide)
1924 Colin Turnbull, anthropologist
1924 Paul Richards, CA, actor (Kiss Daddy Goodnight)
1926 Christopher Logue, British poet/stage writer (Trials)
1926 Don Gordon, LA Calif, actor (Prentiss-Lucan)
1928 Jakob Jez, composer
1928 Jerry Bock, New Haven CT, Broadway composer (Fiddler on the Roof)
1930 Jack McKeon, baseball player
1930 Robert Easton, Milwaukee, actor (Someone Up There Likes Me)
1930 William E Brock, (Sen-D)/US Secretary of Labor (1985-87)
1931 Yevgeni Grischin, USSR, 500m/1500m speed skater (Oly-gold-1956, 60)
1932 Michael Knight, air chief marshall/British leader (NATO)
1933 Hayes Jenkins, US, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1956)
1933 Krzysztof Penderecki, Debica Poland, composer (Hiroshima Threnody)
1934 Lewis Alan "Lew" Hoad, Australia, tennis star (Wimbledon 1953, 56)
1934 Michael Wayne, producer (McQ, Chisum, Green Berets, McLintock)
1934 Rita Rossi Colwell, oceanographer
1934 Robert Towne, producer/screenwriter (Chinatown)
1935 Dean A Gallo, (Rep-R-NJ, 1985- )
1935 Ken Eastwood, cricketer (opened for Aust v Eng SCG 1971)
1935 Vladislav Nikolayevich Volkov, Moscow Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 11)
1938 Herbert Achternbusch, Munich Germany, actor (Hedes, Mix Wix, Wohin)
1938 Oscar Robertson, NBA guard (Cin, Milwaukee, Olympic-gold-1960)
1939 Betty Everett, US singer (Getting Mighty Crowded)
1939 Susan Anspach, NYC, actress (Grace-Yellow Rose, Blume in Love)
1940 G”sta Pettersson, Sweden, cyclist (Olympic-silver-1968)
1940 Luis Tiant, Cuba, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox, NY Yankees)
1941 Alan Mullery, English soccer player
1943 Andrew Goodman, civil rights worker, murdered in 1964
1944 Joe Eszterhas, screenwriter (Basic Instinct, Showgirls)
1944 Jos‚ Torikens, Dutch journalist (Parool, NRC)
1945 Assaf Dayan, Israel, actor (Operation Thunderbolt)
1945 Steve Landesberg, Bronx NY, comedian/actor (Barney Miller)
1946 Bobby L Rush, (Rep-D-Illinois)
1946 Diana Quick, London England, actress (Brideshead, Big Sleep, Odd Job)
1946 Hans Hoekman, Dutch radio play actor
1947 Geoffery Michael Roberts, vintner
1949 Gayl Jones, US author/poet (Corregidora, Song for Anninho)
1950 Cecil Hooker, rocker (Snuff)
1950 Charles E Schumer, (Rep-D-NY, 1981- )
1951 Bernd Landvoigt, German DR, coxless pairs (Olympics-gold-1976)
1951 David Rappaport, London England, 3'11" actor (Wizard, Time Bandits)
1951 J”rg Landvoigt, German DR, coxless pairs (Olympics-gold-1976)
1952 Francie Larrieu Smith, US, 1.5/3/10K track runner (AAU 1 mile-1979)
1953 Martin Kent, cricketer (Queensland batsman played for Australia 1981)
1954 Bruce Hornsby, Williamsburg Va, rock vocalist
1954 Ferry Hoogendijk, Dutch editor in chief (Elsevier Magazine)
1954 Ken Schrom, baseball player
1955 Steven Brust, [Karl Zoltan], US, sci-fi author (Yendi, Jhereg)
1956 Bruce Edgar, cricketer (NZ opener through the 80')
1956 Michael S Brainard, LA, actor (Joey-All My Children, Santa Barbara)
1956 Shane Gould, Brisbane Queensland, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1972)
1957 John "Jellybean" Benitez, music producer
1958 David Wallace, Miami, actor (General Hospital, Babysitter, Humongus)
1958 Martin Snedden, cricketer (NZ medium-pacer of 80's)
1959 Brook Jacoby, baseball player
1959 Maxwell Caulfield, Derbyshire England, actor (Miles-The Colbys)
1960 Jayananda Warnaweera, cricketer (Sri Lankan fastish off-spin bowler)
1961 Merv Hughes, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1985-94 Extrovert)
1962 Andrea Blackwell, Calgary Alberta, basketball forward (Olympics-96)
1962 Gary Rusnak, Orangeburg SC, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Permian Basin-2nd)
1962 Mike Nocito, rocker
1963 Dale Sveum, baseball player
1964 Boyd Kestner, actor (Outsiders)
1964 Dave Ellefson, bassist (Megadeth)
1964 John Williams, NFL linebacker/FB (Pitts Steelers)
1964 Jose Gonzales, baseball player
1964 Kapila Wijegunewardene, cricketer (Sri Lankan fast-medium bowler)
1965 Michael Brainard, Hollywood CA, actor (Ted-Santa Barbara)
1965 Rodion Gataullin, Uzbekistan, pole vaulter (Olympics-silver-88)
1966 Charlie Grover, musician (Sponge)
1966 Jerry Kelly, Madison WI, Nike golfer (1993 NIKE Cleveland Open-2nd)
1966 Jerry Patrick Kelly, Madison WI, PGA golfer (1995 Greater Milw-34th)
1967 Brian Glynn, Iserlohn Ger, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)
1967 Diane O'Grady, North Bay Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)
1967 Gary Kirsten, cricketer (South African lefty opening batsman 1993-)
1967 Patrick Mameli, Dutch rock vocalist/guitarist (Pestilence)
1967 Salli Richardson, actress (Posse)
1968 John O'Neill, Detroit, US field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96)
1970 Glenn Murray, Manning SC, outfielder (Phila Phillies)
1971 Ashraf Amaya, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
1971 Jim Pyne, NFL guard/corner (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1971 Vin Baker, NBA forward (Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks)
1972 Kurupt, rapper (Tha Dogg Pound)
1972 Paul Penny, Victoria BC, golfer (Edmonton City Amat-1993, 94)
1973 Reggie Green, NFL guard (Seattle Seahawks)
1974 Jamie Sharper, linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)
1974 Malik Rose, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)
1974 Regina Fisher, Miss West Virginia USA (1996)
1974 Saku Koivu, Turku Fin, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens, Oly-B-98)
1974 Tora Suber, WNBA guard (Charlotte Sting)
1974 Tyrus McCloud, linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)
1975 Arno Schreuders, Dutch soccer player (RKC)
1976 Adriana Cano Garcia, Miss Uruguay Universe (1997)
1978 Aliane Baquerot, NYC, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96)

Events


1165 Pope Alexander III returns from exile to Rome
1334 St Clemens Flood: Dike breaks at Flemish/Zeeuwse/Dutch coast
1556 King Philip II confers with Dutch financial experts
1577 Water Geuzen under capt Slope enter Amsterdam
1584 English parliament throws out Jesuits
1700 Cardinal Francesco Albani elected Pope Clemens XI
1705 Nicholas Rowe's "Ulysses," premieres in London
1744 English premier John Carteret resigns
1765 People of Frederick County Md refuse to pay England's Stamp tax
1783 Annapolis Maryland, becomes US capital (until June 1784)
1832 French take Antwerp in liberation of Belgium
1834 Hector Berlioz's "Harold in Italy," premieres
1835 Henry Burden patents Horseshoe manufacturing machine (Troy NY)
1848 Female Medical Educational Society forms in Boston
1852 Just past midnight an earthquake makes Lake Merced drop 30 feet
1852 Just past midnight an earthquake makes Lake Merced drop 30 feet
1852 Just past midnight, a sharp jolt causes Lake Merced to drop 30' (9m)
1863 Patent granted for a process of making color photographs.
1863 Patent granted for a process of making color photographs.
1863 Battle of Chattanooga & Orchard Knob, TN begins
1863 Patent granted for a process of making color photographs
1864 -25] Battle at Ball's Ferry Georgia (30 casualties)
1868 Louis Ducos du Hauron patents trichrome color photo process
1871 Railway bridge over Dutch Deep opens
1876 Columbia, Harvard & Princeton form Intercollegiate Football Assn
1885 Amsterdam police attack meeting of social-democrats united
1887 Notre Dame loses its 1st football game 8-0 to Michigan
1887 Opera "Trumpeter of S„ckingen" 1st American production (NYC)
1889 Debut of 1st jukebox (Palais Royale Saloon, San Francisco)
1892 Battle of Lomani Congo: Belgian unit beats Arabs, 1000-3000 killed
1892 P de Coubertin launches plan for Modern Olympic Games
1897 Andrew J Beard invents "jerry coupler," to connect railroad cars
1897 Pencil sharpener patented by J L Love
1899 1st jukebox (Palais Royal Hotel, SF)
1899 Battle at Belmont, Cape colony: general Methuen beats Farmers
1903 Enrico Caruso US debut (Metropolitan Opera House, NY) in "Rigoletto"
1904 3rd Olympic games close in St Louis
1905 Henry Watson Furness, an Indiana physican, named minister of Haiti
1906 Joseph Smith, leader of the Mormon Church, convicted of polygamy
1909 7.17" (18.2 cm) of rainfall, Rattlesnake Creek, Idaho (state rec)
1909 Wright Brothers forms million dollar corp to manufacture airplanes
1911 Post Hospital at Presidio, SF renamed Letterman General Hospital
1912 Hamilton Alerts suspended by ORFU for refusing to field a full team in a replay of a protested game
1921 Pres Harding signs Willis Campell Act (anti-beer bill) forbidding doctors prescribing beer or liquor for medicinal purposes
1923 German army commander Gen Von Seeckt bans NSDAP & KPD
1923 Germany's Stresemann govt falls to SPD
1926 No‰l Coward's "This Was a Man," premieres in NYC
1930 NY Giant Hap Moran runs 91 yards for a TD from a scrimmage
1931 Nationally Crisis Committee forms in Hague
1936 1st issue of Life, picture magazine created by Henry R Luce
1936 Life magazine hit newsstands
1937 Clifford Odets' "Golden Boy," premieres in NYC
1937 Emile Janson becomes Belgian premier
1937 John Steinbeck's "Of Mice & Men," premieres in NYC
1939 Nazi Gov of Poland Hans Frank requires Jews to wear a blue star
1940 1st edition of illegal "The Truth" publishes
1940 Romania signs Driemogendheden pact
1940 SD arrested resistance fighter Bernard Iron wire
1941 German troops conquer Klin, at NW of Moscow
1942 3rd & 5th Romanian army corp surrenders
1942 Coast Guard Woman's Auxiliary (SPARS) authorized
1942 Col-gen Von Paul asks Hitler to surrender
1942 German 4th & 6th Army surrounded at Stalingrad
1942 Japans bombing of Port Darwin, Australia
1942 Poon Lim set adrift for 133 days after his boat is torpedoed
1942 Russian 21st Army recaptures Kalatsj at Don
1942 Steward Poon Lim begins floating in a raft 133 days
1943 1st printing of illegal "Warheid"
1943 British Forces Broadcasting Service begins operation
1943 US forces take control of Tarawa, Gilbert Island & Makin from Japs
1943 Phils owner William D Cox is permanently banned from baseball for having bet on his own team
1944 US 7th army under Gen Patch conquers Straatsburg
1945 Most US wartime rationing of foods, including meat & butter, ends
1946 "Gypsy Lady" closes at Century Theater NYC after 79 performances
1946 34th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 28-6
1946 French Navy fire in Haiphong Vietnam, kills 6,000
1947 French govt of Schumann, forms
1947 Wash Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs Chi Cards (45-21)
1948 Lens to provide zoom effects patented - FG Back
1948 a patent is granted for the first zoom lens to F.G. Back
1948 Lens to provide zoom effects patented - FG Back
1948 a patent is granted for the first zoom lens to F.G. Back
1948 Dr Frank G Back (NYC) patents lens to provide zoom effects
1950 Howard Swanson's "Short Symphony," premieres
1953 KVFD (now KTIN) TV channel 21 in Ft Dodge, IA (NBC) 1st broadcast
1953 WJBF TV channel 6 in Augusta, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1955 British transfer Cocos (Keeling) Is in Indian Ocean to Australia
1959 "Fiorello!" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 796 performances
1960 Dodgers outfielder Frank Howard is voted NL Rookie of Year
1960 Tinseltown dedicated its Walk of Fame at Hollywood Blvd & Vine St
1960 Tiros 2, a weather satellite is launched
1962 Dodgers shortstop Maury Wills is named NL's MVP
1963 "Doctor Who," the long-running British sci-fi series debuts in England
1963 "Tambourines to Glory" closes at Little Theater NYC after 24 perfs
1963 Horatio Alger Society founded
1963 JFK's body, lay in repose in East Room of White House
1963 LBJ proclaims Nov 25 a day of national mourning (for JFK)
1964 "Bajour" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 232 performances
1964 Beatles release "I Feel Fine" & "She's a Woman"
1964 Vatican abolished Latin as official language of Roman Catholic liturgy
1965 31st Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Garrett, Southern Cal (RB)
1965 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1966 Chicago outfielder Tommie Agee is voted AL Rookie of Year
1968 "Noel Coward's Sweet Potato" closes at Booth NYC after 36 perfs
1968 Milwaukee Bucks make their 1st NBA trade, giving Bob Love & Bob Weiss to Chicago Bulls for Flynn Robinson
1970 KNCT TV channel 46 in Belton/Killeen, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 China People's Republic seated in UN Security Council
1971 Danny Murtaugh, manager of world champ Pirates, announces retirement
1974 60 Ethiopia govt officials executed
1975 63rd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 9-8
1975 Bob Thomas of Chicago Bears kicks 55-yard field goal
1975 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Greater Ft Myers Golf Classic
1976 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1976 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1977 "Jesus Christ Superstar" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 96 perfs
1977 European weather satellite Meteosat 1 launched from Cape Canaveral
1979 Pink Floyd's "The Wall" released, sells 6 million copies in 2 weeks
1980 4,800 die in series of earthquakes that devastated southern Italy
1980 68th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 48-10
1980 National Black Independent Party forms
1982 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB & mated for STS-6
1982 FCC drops limits on duration & frequency of TV ads
1982 NY Islanders & Minn North Stars play to an 8-8 tie
1983 Soyuz T-9 lands
1983 USSR leave weapon disarmament talks
1984 Limited-over intl cricket debut for Wasim Akram, v NZ
1984 Test Cricket debut of David Boon age 23 & Bob Holland age 38 (v WI)
1984 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1984 Boston College QB Doug Flutie passes (472 yards), including game ending 48 yard TD (Hail Mary Pass) to end game & beat Miami 47-45
1985 58 die as Egyptian commandos storm hijack Egyptair jet in Malta
1985 Retired CIA analyst Larry Wu-tai Chin, arrested of spying for China
1988 France performs nuclear test
1988 Wayne Gretzky scores his 600th NHL goal
1988 Yankees sign free agent 2nd-baseman Steve Sax to 3-year contract
1989 Pilots Union give up sympathy strike against Eastern Airlines
1989 Xenophobia Zol•tas sworn in as premier of Greece
1990 Model Cheryl Tiegs marries actor Tony Peck
1990 Test Cricket debut of Saeed Anwar (Pak v WI), scores 0 & 0
1991 A day before he dies, Freddie Mercury, 45, confirms he has AIDS
1991 Evander Holyfield TKOs Bert Cooper in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
1991 Martin Lopez-Zubero swims world record 200m backstroke (1:56.57)
1991 Sacramento Kings ends NBA's longest road losing streak at 43 games
1991 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Lorrie Nichols
1991 Brigham Young Ty Detmer finishes NCAA career with record 4,031 yards passed in a season & 15,031 for career
1992 "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" opens at Booth NYC for 232 perfs
1992 10,000,000 cellular telephone sold
1993 "Angels in America-Perestroika" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 216 perfs
1996 Irebe Skliva, 18, of Greece, crowned 46th Miss World
1997 Annika Sorenstam wins ITT LPGA Tour Championship
1997 Jana Novotna (Czech) beats Mary Pierce (France) in Chase Tennis Champ

That's All....

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