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Saturday, November 24, 2018.



Birthdays


1632 Baruch Spinoza, philosopher
1632 Baruch Spinoza, philosopher
1632 Baruch "Benedict" de Spinoza, Amsterdam, rationalist philosopher
1642 Anne Hilarion de Cotentin, earl of Tourville/knight/admiral/marshal
1655 Charles XI, King of Sweden (1660-97)
1690 Charles Theodore Pachelbel, composer
1712 Willem Bachiene, theologist/geographer/astronomer (Ecclesiastical)
1713 Father Junipero Serra, who had a mission in California.
1713 Father Junipero Serra, who had a mission in California.
1713 Junipero Serra, priest had a mission in California
1713 Laurence Sterne, Ireland, novelist/satirist (Tristram Shandy)
1740 John Bacon, English sculptor
1747 Felice Alessandri, composer
1766 J J Friedrich Weinbrenner, German architect/archaeologist
1768 Jean-Engelbert Pauwels, composer
1784 Zachary Taylor, 12th President (1849-1850)
1784 Zachary Taylor, 12th President (1849-1850)
1784 Zachary Taylor, (Whig) 12th Pres (Mar 5, 1849-July 9, 1850)
1795 Josif Josifovich Genishta, composer
1806 Omar Pasha, [Michael Lats], Croatian governor/viceroy of Bosnia/Iraq
1811 Ditler G Monrad, Danish theologist/bishop/premier (1863- )
1815 James Hewward Trapier, N Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1865
1817 Juan de la Cruz Moreno Maisonave, Guatemala
1824 Karel M M Verlat, Flemish painter/graphic artist
1826 Collodi, [Carlo Lorenzini], Italian author (Pinocchio)
1829 William Passmore Carlin, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903
1847 Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager/author (Dracula)
1848 Lilli Lehmann, opera singer
1849 Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of childrens book (My Secret Garden)
1853 Bat Masterson
1853 Bat Masterson
1853 Bat Masterson
1853 Bat Masterson
1853 Bat Masterson
1864 Henre de Toulouse-Lautrec, painter
1864 Henre de Toulouse-Lautrec, painter
1864 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, France, painter (At the Moulin Rouge)
1868 Scott Joplin
1868 Scott Joplin
1868 Scott Joplin
1868 Scott Joplin
1868 Scott Joplin, entertainer
1868 Scott Joplin
1868 Scott Joplin, entertainer
1868 Scott Joplin, US, entertainer/composer (The Entertainer)
1873 L Martov, [Yuly O Tsederbaum], Russian revolutionary
1876 Walter Griffin, US architect, city planner; designed Canberra, Aust
1877 Alben W Barkley, Graves County Ky, (35th Vice Pres-D-1949-53)
1878 Mark N Tod, English classicist/historian
1884 Michel de Klerk, architect (Amsterdam School)
1886 Georges Vandertongerloo, Flemish artist (L'art et Son Avenir)
1888 Dale Carnegie, author (How to Win Friends and Influence People)
1888 Dale Carnegie, author (How to Win Friends and Influence People)
1888 Cathleen Nesbitt, Belfast Ireland, actress (Agatha-Farmer's Daughter)
1888 Dale Carnegie, author (How to Win Friends & Influence People)
1888 Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Cologne Germany, actor (Metropolis, Spies)
1889 Albert J Sylvester, England, ballroom dancer (Alex Moor Award-1977)
1889 Cissy van Marxfield, [Setske Beek-de Haan], Dutch author
1892 Isidor Achron, composer
1893 Fern Andra, Watseka IL, actress (Eyes of the World)
1894 Herbert Sutcliffe, cricketer (all-time great opening batsman for Engl)
1899 Jan Adam Maklakiewicz, composer
1900 Cornelius Kee, composer
1900 Jerzy Bonawentura Toeplitz, film maker/teacher
1901 Andre Victor Tchelistcheff, winemaker
1902 Fernand Braudel, French historian
1905 Irene Wicker, singer/actress (Singing Lady)
1906 Andreina Pagnani, Rome Italy, actress (Il Commandante)
1906 Eduard Ludwig, German architect (Air Bridge monument Berlin)
1908 Harry Kemelman, US detective author (rabbi-omnibus)
1908 Libertad Lamaraque, Agentina, actress (Madreselva, Puerta Cerrada)
1908 Ray Carter, Chicago Ill, orch leader (Arthur Murray Dance Party)
1909 Hans Melchior Brugk, composer
1909 Hotze de Roos, Dutch youth book author (Chameleon)
1910 Lennox Brown, cricketer (S Afr leg-spinner on 1931-32 Aust/NZ tour)
1911 Kirby Grant, Butte Mont, actor (Sky King)
1911 Walter Goetz, illustrator cartoonist/painter
1912 Bernard Delfgaauw, Dutch philosopher (Johnson murderer!)
1912 Garson Kanin, Rochester NY, playwright/producer (Double Life)
1912 Geraldine Fitzgerald, Dublin Ire, actress (Pawnbroker, Easy Money)
1912 Theodore "Teddy" Wilson, US jazz pianist/arranger
1913 Gisela Mauermeyer, Germany, discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1936)
1914 Elise Hoomans, Dutch director/actress (Jane Eyre)
1916 Forrest J Ackerman, invented the term "sci-fi"
1917 Howard Duff, Bremerton Wash, actor (Flamingo Road, Knots Landing)
1917 Richard Bilderback Hervig, composer
1917 Rita Corita, [Hendrika Sturm], Dutch singer
1918 Roley Jenkins, cricketer (English leg-spinner 1948-52)
1918 Tom "Stubby" Fouts, Carroll County Ind, actor (Polka-go-round)
1918 William Strethan "Wild Bill" Davis, musician
1919 John Silverlight, journalist
1920 Anthony Griffin, sailor
1920 Joseph Olutola Olu Odutola Oguntala, soho club owner
1921 Joe "Ducky" Medwick, baseball player
1921 John V Lindsay, (Mayor-R/D-NY, 1965-73)
1925 William F. Buckley, Jr., right-wing curmudgeon
1925 William F. Buckley, Jr., right-wing curmudgeon
1925 Alun Owen, North Wales, writer (Hard Days Night)/actor (Servant)
1925 William F Buckley Jr, NYC, right-wing curmudgeon (Firing Line)
1926 Alan Owen, English author (Maggie May, Ronnie Barker Show)
1926 Alfred "Fred" Benavente, director/actor (Farce Majeur)
1927 Alfred Kraus, Las Palmas Canary Islands, tenor (La Scala)
1927 Emma Lou Diemer, composer
1929 Eileen Barton, Bkln, singer (Broadway Open House)
1930 C T Patankar, cricketer (kept wicket in one Test India v NZ 1955-56)
1930 Dante Lavelli, AAFC/NFL end (Cleveland Browns)
1930 Ken Barrington, cricketer (tough England batsman)
1932 Fred Titmus, cricketer (long-running England off-spinner)
1932 Katalin Juh sz-Nagy, Hungary, foils (Olympic-gold-1964)
1934 Alfred Schnittke, Russia, composer (St Florian)
1934 Claudio Prieto, composer
1934 Martin Charnin, Broadway lyricist (Annie, West Side Story)
1935 Ronald V Dellums, Oakland Calif, (Rep-D-Calif, 1971- )
1938 Oscar Robertson, Charlotte Tenn, NBAer (Oly-gold-60)
1938 Wynne Bradburn, cricketer (father of Grant NZ batsman v S Africa 1964)
1939 Jim Northrup, baseball player
1939 Jim Yester, Birmingham Alabama, rock vocalist/guitarist (Association)
1939 Yoshinobu Miyake, Japan, featherweight (Olympic-gold-1964, 68)
1940 Paul Tagliabue, commissioner (NFL)
1940 Wendell Morris Logan, composer
1941 Donald "Duck" Dunn, TN, bassist (Booker T-Mar-Keys, Walkin' the Dog)
1941 Gary Boyle, rocker (Isotope)
1941 John de Andrea, US sculptor
1941 Pete Best, drummer (Beatles)
1942 Bayani Mendoza de Leon, composer
1942 Billy Connolly, Scotland, comedian/actor (Blue Money)
1942 Marlin Fitzwater, press secretary (George Bush)
1943 Barry Milburn, cricketer (NZ wicket-keeper in three Tests 1969)
1943 Jo‰l Robert, Belgian motorcyclist
1943 Lee Michaels, rocker
1943 Richard Tee, US pianist (Stuff, Strokin')
1943 Robin Williamson, rocker (Incredible String Band)
1944 Bev Bevan, rocker (ELO)
1944 Claudia Dreifus, interviewer/author (7 Stories)
1944 Dan Glickman, (Rep-D-KS, 1977- )
1944 Jules Deelder, Dutch poet (T of Vondel)
1946 Bev[erley] Bevan, Birmingham England, rock drummer (ELO)
1946 Ted Bundy, Burlington VT, serial murderer
1947 Dwight Schultz, Balt Md, actor (A-Team)
1948 Ashok Gandotra, cricketer (in Rio de Janiero Two Tests for India 1969)
1948 Spider Robinson, Canada, sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Callahan's Secret)
1948 Steve Yeager, catcher (LA Dodger)
1949 Anita Louis, US singer (Soul Children, I'll Be the Other Woman)
1949 Martin Duiser, pop producer (Vanessa, Lee Towers)
1950 Damon Evans, Balt Md, actor (Lionel-The Jeffersons)
1950 Stanley Livingston, actor (Chip-My 3 Sons)
1951 Chet Edwards, (Rep-D-Texas)
1951 Gaby Landhage, Goteborg Sweden, model (Model of the Rear)
1951 Graham Price, British rugby player
1952 Brijesh Patel, cricketer (Indian batsman 1974-77)
1953 Tod Machover, composer
1955 Clement Burke, rock drummer (Blondie)
1955 Ian Botham, cricketer (all time great all-rounder Extrovert)
1955 Scott Mabon Hoch, Raleigh NC, PGA golfer (1982 USF&G Classic)
1956 Doug Davidson, actor (Young & Restless)
1957 Chris Hayes, Calif, rock guitarist (Huey Lewis & The News)
1957 Denise Crosby, Hollywood Calif, actress (Tasha-Star Trek: Next Gen)
1958 Alain Chabat, actor (French Twist, Six Days Six Night)
1958 Carmel, [McCourt], England, rocker (Storm, More More More)
1961 Carl Sundquist, Indianapolis Ind, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1962 John Squire, English pop guitarist (Stone Roses, She Bangs the Drums)
1962 Lesa Ann Pedriana, Milwaukee Wisc, playmate (April, 1984)
1962 Randy Velarde, Midland TX, infielder (NY Yankees, Calif Angels)
1963 Lisa Howard, actress (Days of Our Life, Rolling Vengeance)
1965 Nyla Jane Carroll, New Plymouth NZ, 5k/10k/marathoner (Olympics-96)
1966 Joseph "Run" Simmons, rapper (Run DMC)
1966 Ledell Eackles, NBA guard (Wash Wizards/Bullets)
1967 Al Martin, Covina CA, outfielder (Pitts Pirates)
1967 Ben McDonald, Baton Rouge LA, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
1967 Cal Eldred, baseball player
1968 Dave Hansen, Long Beach CA, infielder (LA Dodgers)
1968 Dave Jukes, Toronto Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Kawartha Lakes)
1968 Dawn Robinson, singer (En Vogue)
1968 Ken Johnson, Quincy Mass, 3x40 rifle (Olympics-1996)
1969 Romesh Kaluwitharana, cricket (big-hit SL batsman, ton on Test debut)
1970 Brett Wallerstedt, NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals)
1970 Chad Taylor, musician (Live)
1970 Chris Hall, WLAF safety (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1970 Doug Brien, kicker (New Orleans Saints)
1970 Jason Jacome, Tulsa OK, pitcher (KC Royals)
1970 Kelly Blair, Prosser Wash, heptathlete
1970 Lemanski Hall, NFL linebacker (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
1970 Nancy Mason, Belleville Ill, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-17th-1995)
1971 Keith Primeau, Toronto, NHL forward (Carolina, Detroit)
1971 Tony Cline, NFL tight end (Buffalo Bills)
1972 Barry Potomski, Windsor, NHL left wing (LA Kings)
1972 Fred Brathwaite, Ottawa, NHL goalie (Edmonton Oilers)
1973 Donny Brady, defensive back (Baltimore Ravens)
1973 Kendel Shello, DL (Indianapolis Colts)
1975 Carly Jarmon, Mesquite Texas, Miss America-Texas (1996)
1976 Chen Lu, China, figure skater (Olympics-Bronze-94)
1977 Kimi Fairchild, Miss Louisiana Teen USA (1996)

Events


496 Anastasius II succeeds Gelasius I as Catholic Pope
642 Theodore I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1105 Rabbi Nathan ben Yehiel of Rome completes Talmudic dictionary
1434 Thames River freezes
1542 Battle at Solway Moss: English beat Scottish King James
1587 Battle at Auneau: Henri de Guise wins
1601 Earl Mauritius ceases siege of De Bosch due to strict monarchy
1628 John Ford's "Lover's Melancholy," premieres in London
1639 1st observation of transit of Venus occured (only 2, record event)
1642 Abel Janzoon Tasman discovers Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania)
1643 Battle at Tuttlingen: Beiers army under Gen Mercy beats France
1655 English Lord Protector Cromwell bans Anglicans
1688 General strategist John Churchill meets Willem III
1703 1st Lutheran pastor ordained in America, Justus Falckner at Phila
1715 Thames River freezes
1759 Destructive eruption of Vesuvius
1759 Destructive eruption of Vesuvius
1759 Destructive eruption of Vesuvius
1800 Weber's opera "Das Waldm„dchen," premieres in Freiburg
1832 South Carolina passes Ordinance of Nullification
1835 Texas Rangers, mounted police force authorized by Texas Prov Govt
1859 Charles Darwin publishes "On the Origin of Species"
1861 Luik-Vis‚-Maastricht railway opens
1862 M L‚vy publishes Gustave Flauberts "Salammbo"
1863 Battle of Chattanooga, Columbia & Lookout Mt begins in Tennessee
1869 American Woman's Suffrage Association forms (Cleveland)
1871 National Rifle Association organized (NYC)
1874 Patent granted to Joseph Glidden for barbed wire.
1874 Patent granted to Joseph Glidden for barbed wire.
1874 Joseph F Glidden patents barbed wire
1880 Southern University forms
1887 Victorien Sardou's "La Tosca," premieres in Paris
1896 1st US absentee voting law enacted by Vermont
1897 Canadian Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union forms in Kingston
1903 Clyde Coleman of NYC patents automobile electric starter
1903 George Ade's "County Chairman," premieres in NYC
1905 Moshav Hertzlia forms in Israel
1914 Benito Mussolini leaves Italy's socialist party
1914 Dutch Overseas Trustmaatschappij (NOT) forms
1915 Serbian leader flees to Albania
1918 B‚la Can forms Hungarian Communist Party
1922 Italian parliament gives Mussolini dictatorial powers "for 1 year"
1923 Radio Belgium's 1st transmission
1924 1st Dutch airplane (Fokker's F-7) reaches Batavia (Java)
1925 1st radio-broadcast of Dutch KRO (Catholic Radio Broadcast)
1925 Eugene O'Neill Theater (Coronet, Forrest) opens at 230 W 49th St NYC
1926 KVI-AM in Seattle WA begins radio transmissions
1930 1st woman pilot on a transcontinental air flight Miss Ruth Nichols (Mineola, NY to Calif), in a Lockheed-Vega, took 7 days
1934 CFL Grey Cup: Sarnia beats Regina, 20-12 at Toronto
1934 SN Behrman's "Rain from Heaven," premieres in NYC
1935 King George II returns to Greece after 12 years
1936 No‰l Coward's "Tonight at 8:30," premieres in NYC
1936 Pacifist/anti fascist writer Carl Von Ossietzky sent to concentration camp, award Nobel Peace Prize
1938 Clifford Odets' "Rocket to the Moon," premieres in NYC
1938 National Semi-Pro Basketball Congress authorizes yellow basketball
1941 "Life Certificates" issued to some Jews of Vilna, rest exterminated
1941 Indian infantry attacks German tanks at Sidi Omar
1941 US troops land on Suriname to protect bauxite mine
1942 Fieldmarshal Erich von Manstein arrives in Starobelsk
1942 French collaborator earl De Brinon establishes "African Falanx"
1944 US bombers based on Saipan, begin 1st attack on Tokyo
1947 John Steinbeck's novel "Pearl" published
1947 Un-American Activities Committee finds "Hollywood 10" in contempt because of their refusal to reveal whether they were communists
1948 Ireland votes for independence from UK
1948 WAVE TV channel 3 in Louisville, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
1949 Britain nationalizes it's steel & iron industry
1949 Syracuse Nationals beat Anderson Packers, 125-123 in 5 OTs
1950 "Guys & Dolls" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 1200 performances
1950 UN troops begin an assault intending to end Korean War by Christmas
1950 US infantry division conquerors Chonju Korea
1951 "17" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 180 performances
1951 "Music in the Air" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 56 perfs
1951 39th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 21-14
1951 British auto manufacturers Austin/Moris Motors merge
1952 Agatha Christie's "Mousetrap" opens in London (still running)
1953 Dodgers sign Walter Alston to a 1-year pact as manager for 1954
1954 Air Force One, 1st US Presidential airplane, christened
1954 France sends 20,000 soldiers to Algeria
1955 1st test flight of Fokker's F-27 Friendship
1956 "Pajama Game" closes at St James Theater NYC after 1063 performances
1956 44th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 50-27
1957 Cleve Browns' fullback Jim Brown sets club record of 237 yds rushing
1958 Mali becomes an autonomous state within French Community
1960 Wilt Chamberlain pulls down 55 rebounds in a game (NBA record)
1962 Last of Dutch militia leave New-Guinea
1963 first live murder on TV - Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald.
1963 first live murder on TV - Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald.
1963 1st live murder on TV-Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald
1964 30th Heisman Trophy Award: John Huarte, Notre Dame (QB)
1964 Cards' 3rd baseman Ken Boyer is voted NL MVP
1964 For 1st time since 1800, residents of Wash DC permitted to vote
1964 Rebellion ends in Zaire
1965 Marshal Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu, becomes pres of Zaire
1966 1st TV station in Congo, Kinshasa (Zaire)
1966 400 die of respiratory failure & heart attack in killer NYC smog
1966 The Beatles began recording sessions for "Sgt Pepper"
1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational
1969 Apollo 12 returns to Earth
1969 West German pres Heinemann visits Netherlands
1969 Lt William L Calley, charged with massacre of over 100 civilians in My Lai Vietnam in March 1968, ordered to stand trial by court martial
1970 36th Heisman Trophy Award: Jim Plunkett, Stanford (QB)
1971 "D B Cooper" parachutes from a Northwest 727 with $200,000.
1971 "D B Cooper" parachutes from a Northwest 727 with $200,000.
1971 Braves catcher-infielder Earl Williams, wins NL Rookie of Year
1971 Dan "DB" Cooper parachutes from a Northwest AL 727 with $200,000
1971 Prison rebellion at Rahway State Prison NJ
1972 USSR performs underground nuclear test
1973 Miss Teenage America Pageant
1974 2 truck hijackers freed (3/3/1974)
1974 62nd CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 20-7
1974 Gerald Ford & Leonid Brezhnev signs SALT-2-treaty
1974 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Errol Golf Classic
1975 "Boccaccio" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 7 performances
1976 NBA Atlanta Hawks end a 28 game road losing streak
1976 Reds Joe Morgan wins his 2nd straight NL MVP Award
1977 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1977 Miami Bob Greise passes for 6 touchdowns vs St Louis (55-14)
1979 Kings' Charley Simmer fails on 8th penalty shot against Islanders
1979 US admits troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic Agent Orange
1980 Ronald Reagan Jr marries Doria Palmieri
1981 1st air-launched cruise missile tested
1982 Orioles Cal Ripken is named AL Rookie of Year
1982 Yasuhiro Nakasone succeeds Zenko Suzuki as premier of Japan
1983 PLO exchanges 6 Israeli prisoners for 4,500 Palestinians & Lebanese
1983 Test Cricket debut of Richie Richardson, WI v India Bombay
1985 73rd CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 37-24
1985 Egyptian commandos storm captured Boeing in Malta, 60 killed
1986 "Smile" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 48 performances
1986 Cards reliever Todd Worrell wins NL Rookie of Year
1986 Wrestler John Tatum charged with possession of marijuana
1987 Li Peng succeeds premier Zhao Ziyang in China PR
1989 Communist Party resigns in Czechoslovakia
1989 Elias Hrawi elected president of Lebanon
1989 Tendulkar scores a Test Cricket fifty age 16 years 214 days, a record
1991 1st intl flight from Long Island's MacArthur Airport (to Mexico)
1991 79th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Calgary Stampeders, 36-21
1991 After going 12-0, Washington Redskins lose to Dallas 24-21
1991 Monica Seles, sets female tennis record winning $2,457,758 in a year
1991 Rachmon Nabijev elected pres of Tadzjikistan
1991 US 75th manned space mission "STS 44" Atlantis 10 launched
1992 last U.S. servicemen leave the Philippines - the lease expired.
1992 last U.S. servicemen leave the Philippines - the lease expired.
1992 Boeing 734 crashes into mountain in China, kills 141
1993 Brady bill passes establishing 5-day waiting period for handgun sales
1993 End of world, according to Ukrainian sect White Brotherhood
1995 Ireland votes to end 70-year-old ban on divorce (50.28% to 49.72%)
1996 "Juan Darien - A Carnival Mass," opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC
1996 CFL Grey Cup: Toronto beats Edmonton, 43-37 at Hamilton
1996 Karrie Webb wins ITT LPGA Tour Championship
1996 Mashonaland defeat Matabeleland to win the Logan Cricket Cup
1996 Mohammad Wasim scores 109 on Test Cricket debut, Pakistan v NZ Lahore
1996 Rookie Karrie Webb wins LPGA Tour Championship
1997 "Street Corner Symphony," opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 79 perfs

That's All....

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