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Monday, December 10, 2018.



Birthdays


1538 Giovanni Battista Guarini, Italian writer (Faithfull Shepherd)
1679 Willem Maurits, Dutch count of Nassau/gov of Zeeuws-Flanders
1691 Cornelis Pronk, Dutch portrait painter/cartoonist
1741 Agatha "Aagje" Deken, Dutch writer (For the Elderly & Children)
1764 Louis-Sebastien Lebrun, composer
1765 [Iza„k J] Alexander Gogel, Dutch minister of Finance/patriot
1787 Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, Phila, pioneer of educating the deaf
1794 James Wolfe Ripley, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1870
1805 John E Feisser, theologist/founder 1st Dutch baptist church
1805 William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist publisher (The Liberator)
1813 Errico Petrella, composer
1813 Zachariah Chandler, US, merchant/politician (found Republican Party)
1820 David Allen Russell, Army Bvt Major General (Union), died in 1864
1821 Nekrassow, writer
1821 Nikolai A Nekrasov, Russian poet (Russkije Zjenjshiny)
1822 Cesar-Auguste-Jean-Guillaume-H Franck, LiŠge Belg, composer (R‚becca)
1822 Thomas Casimer Devin, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1878
1823 Wilhelm Kuhe, composer
1824 George MacDonald, Scotland, sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie)
1830 Emily Dickinson, poet
1830 Emily Dickinson, poet
1830 Emily Dickinson, Amherst Mass, poet (Collected Poems)
1830 K lm n Tisza, premier of Hungary (1875-90)
1831 Alexander Conze, German archaeologist
1851 Melvil Dewey, created the Dewey Decimal System for libraries
1851 Melvil Dewey, created the Dewey Decimal System for libraries
1851 Melvil[le Louis K] Dewey, created Dewey Decimal System for libraries
1868 Louis Victor Saar, composer
1870 Adolf Loos, Austria architect (building of houses)
1870 Pierre Louijs, France, novelist/poet (Aphrodite, Woman & Puppet)
1870 Rudolf W Canne, Fries playwright (Der de Wier Us)
1870 T R McKibbin, cricketer (NSW & Aust off-spinner late 19th century)
1872 Johann Babtist Thaller, composer
1872 Ludwig Klages, German philosopher (study of graves)
1882 Otto Neurath, Aust/Brit philosopher (Foundation of Social Sciences)
1883 Andrej J Vysjinski, Russian lawyer/foreign min/UN-ambassador
1885 Janos Hammerschlag, composer
1885 Mario Varvoglis, composer
1886 Victor McLaglen, England, actor (Informer, Acad Award-1935)
1886 William Booth, cricketer (Yorks all-rounder, England before WW I)
1889 Ray Collins, Sacramento CA, actor (Homecoming, Good Sam, Rose Marie)
1890 George Merritt, London England, actor (I Monster, Q Planes)
1891 Leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German/Swedish poet (O the Chimneys-Nobel 1966)
1891 Nelly Sachs, writer
1893 Walter Rein, composer
1894 Earnest Haenchen, German new testament expert
1894 Gertrud Kolmar, writer
1894 Paul Dessau, composer
1897 Karl H Waggerl, Austria writer (Power of Love)
1898 Anton Mauve, Dutch painter
1898 Yuri N Libedinski, Ukrainian writer (Birth of Hero) [NS]
1901 F Fischer, German war criminal (Breda 4)
1903 George J Lewis, Guadalajara Mexico, sacotr (Don-Zorro)
1903 Una Merkel, Covington Ky, actress (42nd Street, Abraham Lincoln)
1903 William Plomer, Transvaal, author (Paper Houses, I Speak of Africa)
1904 Antonin Nov¢tny, Czechoslovakia, Pres of Czechoslovakia (1957-68)
1907 Amedeo Nazzari, Cagliari Sardinia Italy, actor (Lure of Sila)
1907 Michael Blankfort, US, writer/producer/director
1907 Rumer Godden, England, author (Thursday's Children)
1908 Arnold A van Ruler, Dutch theologist
1908 Olivier Messiaen, Avignon France, composer (L'Ame en Bourgeon)
1910 Dennis Morgan, Prentice Wisc, actor (Dennis-21 Beacon Street)
1910 Jill Summers, actress (Agatha Coronation Street)
1910 John Hammond Sr, NYC, rock/jazz producer (I Can Tell, So Many Roads)
1911 Chet Huntley
1911 Chet Huntley
1911 Chet Huntley
1911 Chet Huntley
1911 Chet Huntley
1911 Chet Huntley, Cardwell Mont, newscaster (NBC Huntley-Brinkley Report)
1912 Rien van Nunen, Dutch actor (Spuit Elf)
1913 Morton Gould, Richmond Hill NY, prolific composer (Verdun)
1914 Dorothy Lamour
1914 Dorothy Lamour
1914 Dorothy Lamour
1914 Dorothy Lamour
1914 Dorothy Lamour
1914 Dorothy Lamour, [Mary Kaumeyer], New Orleans, actress (Road to Bali)
1918 Anne Gwynne, Waco TX, actress (Ride 'em Cowboy, House of Frankenstein)
1918 Professor Longhair, king of New Orleans music
1919 Sven-Eric Emanuel Johanson, composer
1920 Ragnhild Hveger, Denmark, 200m swimmer (Olympic-silver-1936)
1922 Allen Dwight Sapp, composer
1923 Abelardo Quinteros, composer
1923 Harold Gould, Schenectady NY, actor (He & She, Martin-Rhoda, Big Bus)
1923 Jorge Semprun, French writer (2nd mort de R Mercader, Z)
1925 Carolyn Ashley Kizer, US writer (Yin, Pulitzer 1985)
1926 Dag Schjelderup-Ebbe, composer
1926 Eddie Jones, "Guitar Slim" rocker
1928 Dan Blocker
1928 Dan Blocker
1928 Dan Blocker
1928 Dan Blocker
1928 Dan Blocker
1928 John Colicos, Toronto, actor (Battlestar Galactica)
1929 Dan Blocker, Texas, actor (Tiny-Cimarron City, Hoss-Bonanza)
1930 Clayton K Yeutter, Nebraska, US trade rep/Republican Natl chairman
1933 Grenville Alabaster, cricketer (NZ tourist to Aust 1973-74)
1937 Don Bies, Cottonwood ID, PGA golfer (1975 Sammy Davis Jr)
1937 Don Sebesky, Perth Amboy NJ, orch leader (Jimmy Dean Show)
1938 Yuri Temirkanov, Nalchik Russia, conductor (Kirov)
1940 William Fred Dempster, Berkeley Calif, crew member (Biosphere 2)
1941 Fionnula Flanagan, Dublin Ireland, actress (Rich Man Poor Man)
1941 Jeff Jones, cricketer (England left-arm pace bowler in 60's)
1941 Peter Michael Goetz, actor (Jumping Jack Flash, King Kong Lives)
1941 Tim Considine, Louisville Ky, actor (Mike-My 3 Sons)
1941 Tommy Kirk, actor (Old Yeller)
1941 Tommy Rettig, Jackson Heights NY, actor (Jeff's Collie-Lassie)
1942 Bear Bossu, [Berend F Gertenbach], actor/vocalist (Pub Chantant)
1943 Chad Stuart, rock vocalist/guitarist (Chad & Jeremy)
1943 Jessica Cleaves, rocker
1943 Theodore Wilson, NYC, actor (That's My Mama, Sanford Arms)
1944 Tisha Sterling, Hollywood Calif, actress (Coogan's Bluff)
1945 Eric Boom, Dutch guitarist/producer
1946 Chris Kefford, rocker
1946 Gloria Loring, NYC, actress/singer (Days of our Life)
1946 Walter "Clyde" Orange, Florida, rocker (Commodores-Too Hot to Trot)
1947 Sinaida Woronin, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold/silver/2 bronze-1968)
1948 Brendan Harkin, rocker
1948 Ralph Tavares, rocker
1949 Linda Galloway, LPGA golfer
1950 Simon Owen, Wanganui NZ, Australasia golfer
1951 Frank Beard, US country rock drummer (ZZ Topp)
1951 Johnny Rodriquez, US, actor (Nashville Girl, La Bamba Party)
1952 Susan Dey
1952 Susan Dey
1952 Susan Dey
1952 Susan Dey
1952 Susan Dey
1952 Susan Hallock Dey, Ill, actress (1st Love, Partridge Family, LA Law)
1953 Jack Scalia, actor/director (Amore, Deadly Desire, Donor, T-Force)
1956 Michael VerMeulen, journalist
1958 John J York, Chicago Ill, actor (Mac Scorpio-General Hospital)
1958 Paul Hardcastle, keyboardist (Don't Waste My Time, Just for Money)
1959 Burke Moses, NYC, actor (Sean Baxter-As the World Turns)
1959 Mark Aguirre, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)
1960 Kenneth Branagh
1960 Kenneth Branagh
1960 Kenneth Branagh
1960 Kenneth Branagh
1960 Kenneth Branagh
1960 Kenneth Branagh, Belfast, actor/director (High Season, Dead Again)
1960 Paul Assenmacher, Detroit MI, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
1961 Mark McKoy, Canadian track star (world record 50m indoor)
1961 Nia Peeples, [Vernia], Hollywood, dancer/host (Fame, Party Machine)
1962 John de Wolf, soccer player (Feyenoord)
1963 Doug Henry, Sacramento CA, pitcher (NY Mets)
1963 Gerald Sandel, soccer player (Sparta)
1963 Michael Lofton, Montgomery Ala, fencer-sabre (Olympics-96)
1963 Robin White, San Diego Cal, tennis player (US Open doubles 1988)
1964 Luis Polonia, Santiago City Dom Rep, outfielder (NY Yanks, Orioles)
1965 Jennifer Wyatt, Vancouver Canada, golfer (1992 Crestar-Farm Fresh)
1966 Eric Naposki, WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons)
1966 Norberto Martin, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, infielder (Chic White Sox)
1968 Rob Davis, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1969 Darren Berry, cricketer (Victorian wicket-keeper since 1989-90)
1969 Nadim Khan, cricketer (brother of Moin Pakistani lefty spinner 1993)
1969 Rob Blake, Simcoe Ont, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, LA Kings)
1969 Todd Furdyk, CFL tackle (BC Lions)
1970 Bryant Stith, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
1971 Amanda Hardy, Altona Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
1971 Carla Sacramento, Lisbon, 1.5k runner
1971 Manjula Munasinghe, cricketer (Sri Lankan ODI pace bowler)
1973 Bernard Holsey, defensive tackle (NY Giants)
1973 Marcus Wall, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
1973 Rusty LaRue, NBA guard (Chicago Bulls)
1985 Raven-Symon‚ Pearman, actress (Cosby)

Events


Geminid meteor shower, radiant in Gemini
Human Rights Day, a United Nations observance.
Geminid meteor shower, radiant in Gemini
Human Rights Day, a United Nations observance.
741 Zacharias becomes Pope
1294 Pope Coelestinus V becomes Pope (until Dec 13th)
1508 League of the kingdom signed (covenant against Venice)
1520 Martin Luther publicly burns the papal edict demanding he recant.
1520 Martin Luther publicly burns the papal edict demanding he recant.
1520 Martin Luther publicly burned papal edict demands he recant
1582 France begins use of Gregorian calendar
1652 Sea battle at Dungeness: lt-admiral Maarten Tromp beats English fleet
1672 NY Gov Lovelace announces monthly mail service between NY & Boston
1688 King James II flees London
1690 Mass Bay becomes 1st American colonial goverment to borrow money
1745 Bonnie Prince Charlies army draws into Manchester
1799 Metric system established in France
1810 Tom Cribb (GB) beats Tom Molineaus (US-Negro) in 1st interracial boxing championship (40 rounds)
1816 Dutch regain Sumatra
1817 Mississippi becomes 20th state
1817 Mississippi becomes 20th state
1817 Mississippi admitted as 20th state
1831 "Spirit of the Times" begins publishing (weekly horse racing sheet)
1864 General Shermans armies reach Savannah & 12 day siege begins
1869 Women granted right to vote in Wyoming Territory
1869 Women granted right to vote in Wyoming Territory
1869 Women suffrage (right to vote) granted in Wyoming Territory (US 1st)
1882 John Brahms' "Gesang der the Parzen," premieres
1887 Austria-Hungary/Italy/Great-Britain signs military treaty of Balkan
1896 1st intercollegiate basketball game (Wesleyan beats Yale 4-3)
1896 Alfred Jarry's "Ubu Roi," premieres in Paris
1898 Spanish-American War ends - US acquires Guam from Spain
1898 Spanish-American War ends - US acquires Guam from Spain
1898 Spanish-American War ends; US acquires Philippines, PR & Guam
1899 -15] British "Black Week" due to nederlagen in South Africa
1899 Battle at Storm Berge South Africa - Boers vs British army
1899 Frank Wedekind's "Der Kammersang," premieres in Berlin
1901 first Nobel Peace Prizes (to Jean Henri Dunant, Fr‚d‚ric Passy).
1901 first Nobel Peace Prizes (to Jean Henri Dunant, Fr‚d‚ric Passy).
1901 1st Nobel Peace Prizes (to Jean Henri Dunant, Fr‚d‚ric Passy)
1903 Nobel for physics awarded to Pierre/Marie Curie
1904 King Peter I of Sweden named nationalist regime
1906 Theodore Roosevelt (first American) awarded Nobel Peace Prize.
1906 Theodore Roosevelt (first American) awarded Nobel Peace Prize.
1906 Pres Theodore Roosevelt (1st American) awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1907 Ruyard Kipling receives Nobel prize for literature
1910 JD Van de Waals wins Nobel Prize for physics
1911 Calbraith Rogers completes 1st crossing of US by airplane (84 days)
1911 Tobias Asser given Nobel prize for peace
1913 Kamerlingh Onnes receives Nobel prize for physics
1914 French government returns to Paris
1915 10,000,000th model T Ford assembled
1915 Pres Woodrow Wilson marries Edith Galt
1918 John A Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League
1919 NL votes to ban the spitball's use by all new pitchers
1919 NY, Boston, & Chicago, oppose AL resolution accusing Ban Johnson of overstepping his duties
1919 Nobel peace prize awarded to US president Wilson
1920 President Woodrow Wilson receives Nobel Peace Prize.
1920 President Woodrow Wilson receives Nobel Peace Prize.
1922 Nobel awarded to Fridtjof Nansen, Niels Bohr & Albert Einstein
1922 Pete Henry makes longest known NFL drop-kicked field goal, 45 yards
1923 Polish govt of Grabski, forms
1924 Aggrement reached on permanent rotation of World Series with each league, getting games 1, 2, 6, 7 in alternating years
1924 Willem Einthoven awarded Nobel for medicine
1925 George Bernard Shaw awarded Nobel
1926 1st radio broadcast in the Sprinfield area (WCBS)
1926 2nd part of Hitler's Mein Kampf published
1927 Grand Ole Opry makes its 1st radio broadcast, in Nashville, TN
1929 Bradman scores 225 in 2nd inn of Test Cricket trial after 124 in 1st
1931 Jane Addams (1st US woman) named co-recipient of Nobel Peace Prize
1931 Manuel Aza¤a becomes premier/Niceto Zamora president of Spain
1932 King Rama VII (Prajadhipok) grants Thailand a constitution
1934 Fascist dictator of Latvia Ulmanis begins building concentration camp
1934 NFL adopts player waiver rule; applies after 6th game of season
1934 Saint-Adelbert cooperation formed by Catholic elite
1935 A's sell Jimmie Foxx to the Red Sox for $150,000
1935 White Sox sell Al Simmons to the Tigers for $75,000
1936 King Edward VIII abdicates throne to marry Mrs Wallis Simpson
1936 Stockholm: physicist PBJ Debije receives Nobel prize for chemistry
1936 England replaces King Edward VIII stamp series with King George VI
1938 26th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 30-7
1938 Ruth Fuller Sasaki, Zen teacher, Rinzai line, enters Zen priesthood
1939 Green Bay Packers win NFL championship, beat NY Giants 27-0
1939 KNVB celebrates 50th anniversary
1940 British anti-offensive in Libya (Sidi Barrani)
1941 British battleship Prince of Wales sinks off Singapore
1941 Japanese troops landed on northern Luzon in the Philippines
1941 Japanese troops overrun Guam
1942 Hitler names Mussert "leader of Netherland people"
1942 North Africa: 5th German pantser army forms under col-gen von Arnim
1943 British 8th Army occupies Orsogna/Ortona Italy
1944 9 Dutch citizens hanged by nazis
1944 German counter attack at Dillingen-bridgehead at Saar
1945 Aust Services lose 3rd Victory Test Cricket to India by 6 wkts
1945 Preston Tucker reveals plan to produce the Torpedo, a new 150 MPH car
1947 USSR & Czechoslovakia sign trade agreement
1948 UN Genl Assembly adopts Universal Declaration on Human Rights
1948 UN Genl Assembly adopts Universal Declaration on Human Rights
1948 UN General Assembly adopts Universal Declaration of Human Rights
1950 Ralph J. Bunche (1st black American) presented Nobel Peace Prize
1950 Ralph J. Bunche (1st black American) presented Nobel Peace Prize
1950 Ralph J Bunche (1st black American) presented Nobel Peace Prize
1952 Izhak Ben-Zvi elected 2nd president of Israel
1952 WSLS TV channel 10 in Roanoke, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1952 Yitchak Ben-Zvi elected 2nd president of Israel
1953 "John Murray Anderson's Almanac" opens at Imperial NYC for 229 perfs
1953 KOMO TV channel 4 in Seattle, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 WSTV (now WTOV) TV channel 9 in Steubenville-Wheeling, OH (CBS) begins
1954 Albert Schweitzer receives Nobel Peace Prize
1954 Philadelphia Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
1956 Establishment of MPLA in Angola
1958 1st domestic (NY-Miami) passenger jet flight-National 707 flew 111
1958 U of Pitts agrees to buy Forbes Field from the Pirates
1961 Dr Ruth marries Fred Westheimer
1961 Houston Oiler Billy Cannon gains record 373 yards against Titans
1961 US performs nuclear test at Carlsbad New Mexico (underground)
1961 USSR & Albania break diplomatic relations
1962 Hunters Point (SF) jitney ends service after 50 years
1963 Zanzibar gains independence from Britain
1963 Zanzibar gains independence from Britain
1963 6 year old Donny Osmond singing debut on Andy Williams Show
1963 Zanzibar becomes independent within British Commonwealth
1964 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Dr Martin Luther King Jr
1965 "Yearling" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 3 performances
1965 Dutch ends economic boycott of Rhodesia
1965 Test Cricket debut of Doug Walters v England at the Gabba
1966 Israeli Shmuel Yosef Agnon wins Nobel Prize for literature
1966 Nobel for chemistry awarded to Robert S Mulliken
1968 Joe Frazier beats Oscar Bonavena in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1970 North American Soccer League awards NY & Toronto franchises
1971 West German union chancellor W Burns receives Nobel prize of peace
1971 William H Rehnquist confirmed as Supreme Court justice
1972 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1973 1st time since 1885, tennis has 2 top males (S Smith & J Connors)
1974 European Economic Community calls for a European Parliament
1974 Helios 1 launched by US, Germany; later makes closest flyby of Sun
1974 Space probe Helios 1 launched
1975 A. Sakharov's wife Yelena Bonner, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize.
1975 A. Sakharov's wife Yelena Bonner, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize.
1975 Andrei Sakharov's wife Yelena Bonner, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize
1975 Terry Funk beats Jack Brisco in Miami Beach, to become NWA champ
1976 Wings release triple album "Wings Over America"
1977 Soyuz 26 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station
1978 "Platinum" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 33 performances
1978 67th Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Rancho Mirage (4-1)
1978 In Oslo, Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat accept 1978 Nobel Peace Prize
1978 Islanders ends 15 game undefeated streak (12-0-3) to Canadians
1979 Piet Dankert appointed as chairman of European Parliament
1980 Soyuz T-3 returns to Earth
1980 USSR performs underground nuclear test
1981 -13] El Salvador army kills 900
1981 Jules Feiffer's "Grownups," premieres in NYC
1982 Soyuz T-5 returns to Earth, 211 days after take-off
1982 Soyuz T-5 returns to Earth, 211 days after take-off
1982 Heavyweight Michael Doakes KOs Mike Weaver in 1:03 in Las Vegas
1982 Soyuz T-5 returns to Earth, 211 days after take-off
1983 58th Australian Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats K Jordan (62 76)
1983 Danuta Walesa, wife of Lech Walesa, accepts his Nobel Peace Prize
1983 Last NFL game at Shea Stadium; Steelers beat NY Jets 34-7
1983 Raul Alfonsin inaugurated as Argentina's 1st civilian president
1984 1st "planet" outside our solar system discovered
1984 South African Bishop Desmond Tutu received his Nobel Peace Prize
1984 WNSY-AM in Newport News VA returns from WGH
1985 Bill to balance the federal budget passed by Congress
1985 Junta leaders Videla & Massera sentenced in Buenos Aires
1986 Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel accepts 1986 Nobel Peace Prize
1986 Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel accepts 1986 Nobel Peace Prize
1986 Atlanta Hawk Dominique Wilkins scores 57 points vs Chicago Bulls
1986 France performs nuclear test
1986 Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel accepts 1986 Nobel Peace Prize
1987 "Nightline" is seen in USSR for 1st time
1988 Washington Capitals 1st NHL scoreless tie, vs Mont Canadiens
1989 President Gustav Hus k of Czechoslovakia, resigns
1990 Hindu-Muslim rebellion in Hyderabad-Aligargh India, 140 die
1990 Soyuz TM-10 lands
1990 Space Shuttle STS 35 (Columbia 11) lands
1991 "Crucible" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 32 performances
1991 IM Pei receives $5 million for design of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
1991 Jackie Martling walks off of Howard Stern show for 1 day
1991 Howard Spira sentenced to 2« years in prison for trying to extort money from Yankees owner George Steinbrenner
1992 "My Favorite Year" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 37 perfs
1992 NHL awards franchises to Mimai & Anaheim (for 1994-95)
1992 NY Yankees sign free agent pitcher Jimmy Key
1992 Orlanda Magic scores 14 3-pointers (2 shy of record)
1993 Dow Jones hits record 3740.67
1994 60th Heisman Trophy Award: Rashaan Salaam, Colorado (RB)
1994 European Campaign against Racism "All different, All equal" begins
1994 Nobel prize awarded to Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres & Yasser Arafat
1995 1st meeting of NBA expansion teams, Raptors beat Grizzlies 93-81
1995 Kelly Robbins & Tammie Green wins LPGA Diner's Club Golf Matches
1995 Michael Slater scores 219 v Sri Lanka at the WACA
1995 Muralitharan takes 2-224 in Australian innings of 5-617
1995 Ricky Ponting makes 96 on Test Cricket debut (Aust v Sri Lanka, WACA)
1995 Worst snowstorm in Buffalo history, 37.9" in 24 hours (Starting Dec 9 at 7 PM, breaks previous record of 25.3" in 1982

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