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Thursday, November 8, 2018.



Birthdays


1572 Johan Sigismund, elector of Brandenburg/duke of Prussia
1590 Francesco Gonzaga, composer
1592 Domenico Mazzocchi, composer
1622 Galenus Abrahamsz de Haen, Dutch baptist pastor (Lambs' War)
1622 Karl X Gustaf, King of Sweden (1654-60)
1647 Pierre Bayle, French/Neth theologist/philosopher/writer
1656 Edmund Halley, astronomer, first to calculate a comet's orbit.
1656 Edmund Halley, astronomer, first to calculate a comet's orbit.
1656 Edmund Halley, English astronomer (comet of Halley) [OS=Oct 29]
1657 Thomas Bullis, composer
1693 Leonhard Trautsch, composer
1715 Elisabeth C van Brunswick-Bevern, wife of Frederik II "the Great"
1760 Jean-Baptiste Dumonceau de Bergendael, South Neth earl/general
1770 Friedrich Witt, composer
1785 Friedrich Wilhelm Michael Kalkbrenner, composer
1814 Girolamo/Jeromin de Rada, Albanian poet (Skanderbeku)
1817 Claudius Wistar Sears, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1891
1817 Theodoor J Canneel, Flemish painter
1829 Samuel Wylie Crawford, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1892
1830 Oliver Otis Howard, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1909
1831 Edward R L Bulwer-Lytton, English under king of India
1834 Johann C F Z”llner, German astronoom (astro photo meter)
1843 M. Pasch --1930
1843 M. Pasch --1930
1843 M. Pasch --1930
1843 M. Pasch --1930
1843 M. Pasch --1930
1848 Gottlob Frege, Germany, mathematician/logician (Begriffsschrift)
1849 Edward Julius Biedermann, composer
1850 Karel Komzak, composer
1854 Jean R‚ville, French vicar/theologist (Liberal Protestantism)
1863 Ren‚ [Raphael] Viviani, French historian/social premier (1914-15)
1867 Ilmari Henrik Reinhold Krohn, composer
1869 E. Bertini --1933
1869 E. Bertini --1933
1869 E. Bertini --1933
1869 E. Bertini --1933
1869 E. Bertini --1933
1876 Frank L Gillespie, Ark, founded Supreme Life Insurance Company
1878 Marshall Walter "Major" Taylor, world champion cyclist (1899)
1879 King Baggot I, St Louis MO, director (Tumbleweeds)
1882 Lazare Saminsky, composer
1883 Arnold Edward Trevor Bax, London England, composer (Farewell My Youth)
1883 Ethel Clayton, MO, actress (Hotel Continental)
1887 Yury Alexandrovich Shaporin, composer
1888 David Monrad Johansen, composer
1893 John Miljan, Lead City SD, actor (Possessed, Final Extra, Susan Lenox)
1895 Hermann Schey, German/Neth singer
1896 Bucky Harris, baseball manager (Phillies, Yankees)
1897 Dorothy Day, author (Stump the Authors)
1900 Margaret Mitchell
1900 Margaret Mitchell
1900 Margaret Mitchell
1900 Margaret Mitchell
1900 Margaret Mitchell
1900 Georges Lonque, composer
1900 Margaret Mitchell, author (Gone With the Wind)
1900 Mihailo Vukdragovic, composer
1901 Gheorge Gheorghiu Dej, Romania party leader/president
1901 Szymon Laks, composer
1902 Mihail A Suslov, Soviet-party ideologist [NS=Nov 22]
1902 Walerian Josef Gniot, composer
1905 Richard Nicholson, musician
1907 Otto Brenner, German worker's union leader
1909 Alberto Erede, Italian conductor
1909 Katharine Hepburn, Ct, actress (African Queen, On Golden Pond)
1912 Jean-Louis Martinet, composer
1912 Joseph Fattorini, businessman
1913 Robert Strauss, NYC, actor (Sgt Gruzewsky-Mona McCluskey)
1914 Lute T de Cock, student/resistance fighter
1914 Norman Lloyd, Jersey City NJ, actor (Auschlander-St Elsewhere)
1916 Frank McGuire, basketball coach (won 550 games in 30 college seasons)
1916 June Havoc, Seattle Wash, actress (Willy, Panic, GE Theater)
1916 Peter Weiss, Germany, Swedish author/dramatist/novelist (Marat/Sade)
1921 Douglas Townsend, composer
1921 Gene Saks, NY, actor/director (One & Only, Prisoner of 2nd Ave)
1921 Jerome Hines, [Heinz], Hollywood Calif, basso (I am The Way)
1922 Christiaan Barnard, performed the first human heart transplant.
1922 Christiaan Barnard, performed the first human heart transplant.
1922 Christiaan Barnard, S Africa, surgeon (perform 1st heart transplant)
1922 Esther Rolle, Pompano Beach Fla, actress (Florida-Good Times, Maude)
1923 Dmitri T Jazov, Russian minister of defense (1991 coup)
1924 Joe Flynn, Youngstown Ohio, actor (McHale's Navy)
1927 Patti Page
1927 Patti Page
1927 Patti Page
1927 Patti Page
1927 Patti Page
1927 Patti Page, [Clara Ann Fowler], Claremont Ok, singer (Tennessee Waltz)
1929 Trevor McMahon, NZ cricket wicketkeeper (v India & Pak 1955-56)
1930 Bob Harris, Long Beach Calif, actor (Jim-Troubleshooters)
1930 Edmund Happold, engineer
1931 Morley Safer
1931 Morley Safer
1931 Morley Safer
1931 Morley Safer
1931 Morley Safer
1931 Morley Safer, Toronto Calif, TV newscaster (60 Minutes)
1932 Richard E Lawyer, LA Calif, astronaut
1932 Stephane Audran, Versailles France, actress (Just Before Nightfall)
1933 Esther Rolle
1933 Esther Rolle
1933 Esther Rolle
1933 Esther Rolle
1933 Esther Rolle
1934 Roberta Hazard, USN Admiral
1935 Alain Delon, France, actor (Honor Among Thieves, Return of Zorro)
1936 Edward George Gibson, Buffalo NY, astronaut (Skylab 4)
1936 Viscount Mountgarret, [Butler], English large landowner
1938 John Asprey, British jeweler/multi-millionaire
1938 Pleuni Touw, Dutch actress (Black Rider)
1938 Pleuntje "Pleuni" Cordon, actress (Dear Guys)
1938 Richard Stoker, composer
1942 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Kramarenko, Russia, cosmonaut
1942 Angel Cordero Jr, jockey (won over 6,000 races) [or May 8]
1942 Gerald Alston, US singer (Manhattans-Crazy)
1943 Martin Peters, British soccer player
1944 Bonnie Bramlett, rock vocalist (Delandy & Bonnie)
1944 Rodney Desborough Slater, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band)
1945 Arnold Rosner, composer
1945 David Jessel, British TV-reporter
1945 Judith Lang Zaimont, composer
1945 Roy Wood, Birmingham England, rock vocalist/celloist (ELO)
1945 Tony Mann, Aust cricket leggie (1977 century as nightwatchman v India)
1947 Margaret Rhea Seddon, Murfreesboro Tenn, MD/astro (STS 51D, 40, SK:58)
1947 Minnie Ripperton, Chicago, singer (Loving You)
1948 Dale A Gardner, Fairmont Minn, Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 8, STS 51A)
1949 Bonnie Raitt
1949 Bonnie Raitt
1949 Bonnie Raitt
1949 Bonnie Raitt
1949 Bonnie Raitt
1949 Al Berger, rocker
1949 Bonnie Raitt, Burbank CA, country singer (Green Light, The Glow)
1951 Mary Hart
1951 Mary Hart
1951 Mary Hart
1951 Mary Hart
1951 Mary Hart
1951 Larry Burnette, rocker (Firefall)
1951 Mary Hart, Sioux Falls SD, TV hostess (Entertainment Tonight)
1952 Christie Ann Hefner, daughter of Hugh Hefner, CEO (Playboy)
1952 Jan Raas, Dutch bicyclist
1954 Rickie Lee Jones, Chicago, singer (Chuck E's in Love)
1956 Beverly Klass, LPGA golfer
1956 Randi Brooks, NYC, actress (Man With 2 Brains, Tightrope)
1957 Porl Thompson, The Cure
1957 Porl Thompson, The Cure
1957 Porl Thompson, The Cure
1957 Porl Thompson, The Cure
1957 Porl Thompson, The Cure
1957 Yohan Gunasekera, cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka 1983)
1958 Terry Lee Miall, England, rock drummer (Adam & The Ants)
1959 Simon Davis, Victorian cricket pace bowler (Test v NZ 1986, no wkts)
1961 Leif Garrett, Hollywood Cal, singer/actor (Devil x 5, 3 for the Road)
1962 Ron Johnson, Australian baseball hitting coach (Olympics-1996)
1963 Dwight Smith, Tallahassee FL, outfielder (Atlanta Braves)
1963 Paul Butcher, NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
1964 Chuck Cecil, NFL safety (Houston Oilers)
1965 Bart Latuheru, soccer player (Vitesse)
1965 Jeff Blauser, Los gatos CA, infielder (Atlanta Braves)
1965 Mike Peluso, Pengilly Canada, NHL left wing (NJ Devils)
1966 Michael Soles, CFL fullback (Montreal Alouettes)
1966 Ulrich Cruden, soccer player (NEC)
1967 Courtney Thorne-Smith, actress (Day by Day, Lucas, Summer School)
1967 Henry Rodriguez, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, outfielder (Montreal Expos)
1967 Jay Taylor, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)
1967 Kim Dugger, Wichita Kansas, Miss Kansas-America (1991)
1967 Mark Zollitsch, Orono Maine, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
1967 Rhonda Kottke, Minneapolis Minn, WPVA volleyballer
1968 Jose Offerman, San Pedro de Macoris, infielder (KC Royals)
1968 Keith Jones, Brantford, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals)
1968 Michelle Kline, Circle Pines Minn, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
1968 Parker Posey, Balt Md, actress (Tess Shelby-As the World Turns)
1969 Devon McDonald, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
1969 Ricardo McDonald, NFL linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
1970 Qadry Ismail, NFL wide receiver (Minn Vikings, Miami Dolphins)
1971 Anna Katrina Simcic, Christchurch NZ, backstroker (Olympics-96)
1971 Twan Scheepers, soccer player (MVV)
1972 Chris Fydler, Sydney NSW NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1972 Ken Blackman, NFL guard (Cincinnati Bengals)
1973 Frantisek Kaberle, hockey defenseman (Team Czech Oly-gold-1998)
1973 Nicole Teter, San Diego Calif, 800m runner
1973 Tara Johnson, Miss USA-Wisconsin (1997)
1975 Brevin Knight, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1976 Brett Lee, cricketer (brother of Shane, AIS representative)

Events


Punster's Day
Punster's Day
392 Emperor Theodosius declares christian religion, state religion
618 St Deusdedit I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
911 Duke Koenraad I chosen German king
1322 Pope John XXII names John van Diest, bishop of Utrecht
1494 Uprising against Piero de' Medici in Florence Italy
1519 1st meeting of Montezuma & Hern ndo Cort‚s in Mexico
1575 French Roman Catholics & Huguenots signs treaty
1576 Pacificatie of Gent: 17 Dutch provinces signs anti-Spanish covenant
1598 Spanish troops under of Bernardino de Mendoza conquer Doetinchem
1620 Battle of White Mountain, Prague
1627 English fleet under George Villiers leaves Rh‚
1638 Anne Hutchinson banished from Massachusetts
1658 Battle of Sont: Swedish fleet beats Dutch
1701 William Penn presents Charter of Priviliges
1731 In Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin opens 1st US library
1734 Cook Vincent la Chapelle forms Free Masons Lodge
1789 Bourbon Whiskey, 1st distilled from corn (by Elijah Craig, Bourbon Ky)
1793 The Louvre, in Paris, is opened to the public.
1793 The Louvre, in Paris, is opened to the public.
1793 Louvre in Paris, opens
1805 Lewis & Clark reach Pacific Ocean
1833 Train derails at Hightstown NJ; 2 die
1837 Mount Holyoke Seminary in Mass-1st US college founded for women
1838 Victor Hugo's "Ruy Blas," premieres in Paris
1842 Belgium King Leopold I proclaims child labor laws (for 1889)
1861 Battle of Mount Ivy, KY
1861 US removes Confederate officials from British steamer Trent
1864 Abraham Lincoln (R) elected to his 2nd term as president
1870 Democratic governor elected in Tennessee
1880 Sarah Bernhardt, French actress, made US debut at NY's Booth Theater
1883 English freighter Nisero stranded at Atjeh (crew taken hostage)
1884 German govt recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State
1889 Montana admitted as 41st state
1889 Montana admitted as 41st state
1889 Montana admitted as 41st state
1892 Grover Cleveland (D) elected president
1895 Wilhelm R”ntgen discovers x-rays
1895 Wilhelm R”ntgen discovers x-rays
1895 Wilhelm Roentgen (Germany) discovers X-rays
1900 Theodore Dreiser's novel "Sister Carrie" is published
1904 Pres Theodore Roosevelt (R) defeats Alton B Parker (D)
1910 1st Washington State election in which women could vote
1917 People's Commissars gives authority to Lenin, Trotsky & Stalin
1917 Telephone Co runs 1st ad for Army operators, gets 7,000 applicants
1918 Pro-German supreme commander general Cutters lay-offs
1920 Actress Edna Lewis Thomas debuts at Putnam Theatre Brooklyn
1920 Baseball meeting to depose Ban Johnson is set for Nov 12th
1923 Hitler's "Beer Hall Putsch" fails, in jail he writes "Mein Kampf"
1923 Hitler's "Beer Hall Putsch" fails, in jail he writes "Mein Kampf"
1923 Hitler stages unsuccessful "Beer Hall Putsch" in Mnchen (Munich)
1924 Austria chancellor Ignaz Seipel, resigns after assassination attempt
1924 Fortune Theatre opens in London
1926 George Gershwin's musical "Oh, Kay," premieres in NYC
1928 George & Ira Gershwin's musical "Treasure Girl," premieres in NYC
1929 Jean Giraudoux' "Amphitryon '38," premieres in Paris
1929 NYC Museum of Modern Art opens in Hecksher Building
1930 Friedrich Wolf's "Die Matrosen von Cattaro," premieres in Berlin
1932 "Make Mine Music," debuts
1932 Franklin Delano Roosevelt (D) elected 32nd president for 1st time
1933 FDR creates Civil Works Administration
1934 Ford Frick, NL publicity director, is named league president
1938 1st black woman legislator, Crystal Bird Fauset of Phila
1939 Life with Father, opens on Broadway, closes in 1947, a record.
1939 Life with Father, opens on Broadway, closes in 1947, a record.
1939 Failed assassination attempt on Hitler in Brgerbraukeller, Mnich
1939 H Lindsay & R Crouse' "Life with Father," premieres in NYC
1940 RAF bombs Munich
1942 Allies under Eisenhower land in N-Africa (Casablanca)
1942 Hitler proclaims fall of Stalingrad from Munich beer hall
1942 Operation "Torch" began as US & British forces land in French N Afr
1942 Vichy-France drops diplomatic relations with US
1944 25,000 Hungarian Jews are loaned to Nazis for forced labor
1944 Last German troops at Walcheren surrenders
1945 "Girl from Nantucket" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 12 performances
1945 Riverboat sinks off Hong Kong; kills 1,550
1946 Jean-Paul Sartre's "La Putain Respecteuse," premieres in Paris
1947 Bradman scores his 99th 1st-class cricket century, 100 SA v Victoria
1950 1st jet-plane battle ever, in Korean War
1950 Boston Red Sox 1B Walt Dropo wins AL Rookie of Year
1950 In the Korean War, 1st jet battle takes place
1950 Walt Dropo of Boston Red Sox selected AL Rookie of Year
1951 NY Yankee Catcher Yogi Berra wins 1st of his 3 MVP awards
1953 Salazars party wins all parliament seats in Portugal
1954 AL approves Philadelphia A's move to Kansas City
1956 UN demands USSR leave Hungary
1957 Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1958 "Maria Golovin" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 5 performances
1959 KJTV (now KGET) TV channel 17 in Bakersfield, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast
1959 Tunisian pres Habib Bourguiba's Nes Destour party wins every chair
1960 JFK (Sen-D-Mass) beats VP Richard Nixon (R) for 35th US president
1961 Whitey Ford is voted Cy Young Award winner over Warren Spahn
1962 Canada govt orders changing nickel back to round shape
1964 IMF grants Great Britain credit of $1 billion
1964 KUPK TV channel 13 in Garden City, KS (ABC) begins broadcasting
1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open
1964 Orioles Frank Robinson unanimous choice as AL MVP
1965 "Days of Our Lives" premieres on TV
1965 British Indian Ocean Territory formed
1966 Edward W Brooke (Rep-R-Mass) becomes 1st black elected to Senate
1966 Frank Robinson selected AL MVP
1966 Movie actor Ronald Reagan elected governor of California
1966 Pres Johnson signs anti-trust immunity to AFL-NFL merger
1967 1st local British radio station begins broadcasting (Radio Leicester)
1967 Silver hits record $1.951 an ounce in London
1967 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 Cynthia Lennon is granted a divorce from John
1970 Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks NFL record 63 yard field goal
1973 Nevada approves pari-mutuel betting on Jai Alai
1974 British Lord Lucan disappears
1974 Bundy victim (?) Debi Kent disappears in Salt Lake City, Utah
1975 Nick Bockwinkle beats Verne Gagne in St Paul, to become NWA champ
1978 Tom Stoppard's "Night & Day," premieres in London
1979 Bernard Slade's "Romantic Comedy," premieres in NYC
1979 ABC broadcasts "Iran Crisis: American Held Hostage" with Frank Reynolds (forerunner to "Nightline")
1980 Voyager 1 space probe discovers 15th moon of Saturn
1981 Christian Democrats looses Belgium parliamentary election
1981 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
1983 Martha Layne Collins (D) elected 1st female governor of Kentucky
1983 STS-9 vehicle again moves to launch pad
1983 W Wilson Goode (D) elected 1st black mayor of Philadelphia
1984 14th Space Shuttle Mission - Discovery 2 is launched
1984 14th Space Shuttle Mission - Discovery 2 is launched
1984 1st-class cricket debut of Wasim Akram, 2 months before his 1st Test
1984 Anna Fisher becomes 1st "mom" to go into orbit
1984 STS 51-A mission; launch
1985 Atlantis moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61-B mission
1986 "Song & Dance" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 474 performances
1987 11 die as a bomb planted by Irish Republican Army explodes
1987 Australia beat England by 7 runs to win cricket World Cup
1987 IRA-bomb attack in Enniskillen North Ireland, 11 killed
1987 Yuko Moriguchi wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
1988 900 die as earthquake hits China
1988 Arco Arena in Sacramento CA opens, Sac Kings lose to Seattle, 97-75
1988 George Bush (R) beats Mike Dukakis (D) for presidency
1988 Rafael Fern ndez ColĒn elected if pres of Puerto Rico
1989 Cubs Jerome Walton wins the NL Rookie of Year
1989 David Dinkins elected 1st black mayor of NYC
1989 Douglas Wilder elected 1st US black governor (Virginia)
1990 "6 Degrees of Separation" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 496 perfs
1990 100,000 additional US troops are sent to Persian gulf
1990 Darryl Strawberry signs 5-year contract with LA Dodgers
1990 Gina Marie Tolleson of USA, 21, crowned 40th Miss World
1990 Saddam fires his army chief & threatens to destroy Arabian peninsula
1991 Carol Burnette Show premieres on CBS-TV
1991 Paul Coffey sets NHL defensman soring mark with 311th goal
1992 "Solitary Confinement" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 25 perfs
1992 300,000 demonstrators against racism in Berlin
1992 Betsy King wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
1994 Cleve Cavaliers 1st game at Gund Arena, lose to Hous Rockets, 100-98
1994 Haitian govt of Smarck Michel forms
1997 Tampa Bay Devil Rays name their 1st manager Larry Rothschild
1997 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Countess Diana, Elmhurst, Ajina, Spinning World, Favorite Trick, Chief Bearhart, Skip Away
1998 Japan Golf Classic

That's All....

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