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Today is Tuesday, December 11, 2018.



Birthdays


1475 Leo X, [Giovanni de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1513-21)
1566 Manuel Cardoso, composer
1676 Johann Georg Weichenberger, composer
1712 Francesco Algarotti, Italian earl/encyclopedic (Viaggio in Russia)
1757 Charles Wesley, composer
1758 Carl Friedrich Zelter, composer
1781 Sir David Brewster, Scottish physicist, inventor of kaleidoscope
1781 Sir David Brewster, Scottish physicist, inventor of kaleidoscope
1781 David Brewster, Scotland, physicist/inventor (kaleidoscope)
1783 Max von Schenkendorf, German poet
1793 Pietro Coppola, composer
1797 Hiram Paulding, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1878
1801 Grabbe, writer
1803 Hector Berlioz in France, composer
1803 Hector Berlioz in France, composer
1803 Hector Lou Berlioz, Cte-Saint-Andr, Isre, France, composer (Manqu)
1810 Alfred de Musset, Paris, writer (Un Caprice, Bettine)
1823 Yury Nikolayevich Golitsin, composer
1835 Adolf Stoecker, German anti semite/PM
1836 Jan Boissevain, Dutch politician/ship owner
1838 Emil Rathenau, German industrialist (AEG)
1838 Whitney Eugene Thayer, composer
1840 Kemal Bey, Turkey, poet/author (Fatherland-1872)
1843 Robert Koch, German bacteriologist (TB, cholera, Nobel 1905)
1849 Ellen Key, Swedish theory/author/feminist (Courageous Woman)
1855 Julian Edwards, composer
1856 Georgi V Plechanov, Russian revolutionary theorist
1856 Plechanow, writer
1863 Annie Jump Cannon, US, stellar spectroscopist (Harvard-classification)
1868 Ernst Henrik Ellberg, composer
1874 Paul Wegener, German actor/director (Student of Prag)
1876 Mieczyslaw Karlowicz, composer
1882 Fiorello La Guardia
1882 Fiorello La Guardia
1882 Fiorello La Guardia
1882 Fiorello La Guardia
1882 Fiorello La Guardia
1882 Fiorello La Guardia, (Mayor-R-NYC, 1933-45)
1882 Max Born, Germany, physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1954)
1889 Paul Kornfeld, writer
1892 Leo Ornstein, Kremenchug Russia, composer (Bio in Sonata Form)
1896 Georgi K Zjukov, Russian minister of Defense (WW II) [OS-Dec 2]
1898 Nils J E Ferlin, Swedish poet (Barfotabarn)
1899 Vera von der Heydt, psychoanalyst
1904 Joe Coral, bookmaker
1905 Eugen Fink, German philosopher
1905 Gilbert Roland, [Luis Alonso], Juarez Mex, actor (Juarez, Barbarosa)
1905 Koos van de Griend, composer
1906 Birago Diop, Senegalees writer/ambassador (Leurres et Lueurs)
1907 Norbert Rosseau, composer
1908 Elliott Cook Carter Jr, NYC, composer (Tom & Lily)
1910 Robert Grieve, civil servant
1911 Nagib Machfus, Egyptian writer (Nobel 1988)
1911 Vincent Henry Kemp, poet
1913 Carlo Ponti
1913 Carlo Ponti
1913 Carlo Ponti
1913 Carlo Ponti
1913 Carlo Ponti
1913 Carlo Ponti, Milan Italy, married to Sophia Loren/director (2 Women)
1913 Jean Marais, Cherbourgh France, actor (Donkey Skin, Orpheus)
1915 Anna van Beers, [Graeve], actress (A Woman like Eve)
1918 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, writer, (Cancer Ward), Nobel 1970
1918 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, writer, (Cancer Ward), Nobel 1970
1918 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russia, writer (Cancer Ward, Nobel 1970)
1920 Eddy Firestone, SF Calif, actor (Eddy-Mixed Doubles)
1922 Grace Paley, writer (1970 Arts & Letters Award)
1922 Peter Birch, Bronx, choreographer (Jane Froman's USA Canteen)
1923 Betsy Blair, actress (Marty)
1924 Marie Windsor, [Emily Marie Bertelson], Utah, actress (Double Deal)
1926 Big Mama Thornton, blues singer (Ball & Chain, Stronger than Dirt)
1927 Stein Eriksen, Norway, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1952)
1928 Tomas Gutierrez Alea, filmmaker
1929 S P "Fergie" Gupte, cricketer (brilliant Indian leg-spinner)
1930 Jean-Louis Trintignant, France, actor/director (Man & a Woman, Z)
1930 Leonard Friedman, violinist
1931 Rita Moreno, actress (West Side Story), in Puerto Rico
1931 Rita Moreno, actress (West Side Story), in Puerto Rico
1931 Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, leader B-sect/guru of rich
1931 Richard Devon, Glendale CA, actor (Battle of Blood Island)
1931 Rita Moreno, [Rosa Dolores Alverio], Humacao PR, (West Side Story)
1932 Aldr Kovcsi, Hungary, pentathelete (Olympic-gold-1952)
1932 Anne Heywood, [Violet Pretty], Engl, Miss GB (1949)/actress (Brain)
1932 Wynn Irwin, NYC, actor (Lotsa Luck, Sugar Time)
1933 Earnest P van Altena, author/interpreter (Chansons van Earnest)
1934 Ron Carey, Newark NJ, actor (Barney Miller, Montefuscos, High Anxiety)
1934 Salim Durani, cricketer (successful Indian batsman of 60's)
1935 Femke Boersma, Dutch actress (Verjaring, Pastorale 1943)
1936 Hans van den Broek, Dutch foreign minister (-1992)
1937 Adrian J Vlok, South African NP-minister of Law & Order (1986- )
1939 David Gates, Tulsa Ok, rock vocalist (Bread-Baby I'm A Want You)
1939 Thomas McGuane, US, writer (Colf Feet, Tom Horn, Missouri Breaks)
1939 Tom Hayden, 60's activist/Mr Jane Fonda/(Rep-D-Ca)
1941 Max Baucus, (Sen-D-Mont)
1941 Rogier van Otterloo, Dutch composer/conductor
1942 Donna Mills
1942 Donna Mills
1942 Donna Mills
1942 Donna Mills
1942 Donna Mills
1942 Karen Susman, tennis pro (Wimbledon 1962)
1943 Donna Mills, Chicago Illinois, actress (Knots Landing, Incident)
1944 Brenda Lee
1944 Brenda Lee
1944 Brenda Lee
1944 Brenda Lee
1944 Brenda Lee
1944 Booker T Jones, US organist (Booker T & MGs-Green Onions) [or Nov 12]
1944 Brenda Lee, [Brenda Mae Tarpley], Lithonia Ga, singer (I'm Sorry)
1944 David Ashley White, composer
1944 Lynda Day George, San Marcos Tx, actress (Casey-Mission Impossible)
1945 Robert Pickett, rocker
1946 Rick McCosker, cricketer (fine Australian opener 1975-80)
1946 Teri Garr, Lakewood Ohio, actress (Mr Mom, Young Frankenstein)
1947 Tom Fuccello, Newark NJ, actor (Dave-Dallas)
1948 Elizabeth Baur, LA Calif, actress (Fran-Ironside, Teresa-Lancer)
1949 Teri Garr
1949 Teri Garr
1949 Teri Garr
1949 Teri Garr
1949 Teri Garr
1950 Christine Onassis, [Andreadis], NYC, Aristotle's daughter
1951 Robert Cochran, Claremont Vt, skier (Olympics-1972)
1952 Susan Seidelman, director (Desperately Seeking Susan)
1953 Bess Armstrong, Balt Md, actress (Julia-On Our Own, 4 Seasons, Jaws)
1953 Ken Wahl, actor (Wanderers, Wise Guys)
1953 Peter Isacksen, Dover NH, actor (CPO Sharkey, Jessie)
1954 Jermaine Jackson
1954 Jermaine Jackson
1954 Jermaine Jackson
1954 Jermaine Jackson
1954 Jermaine Jackson
1954 Bradley Dub Bryant, Amarillo TX, PGA golfer (1995 Walt Disney)
1954 Jermaine Jackson, Gary Indiana, singer (Jackson 5-ABC)
1954 Sylvester Clarke, cricketer (West Indian fast bowler & brick-thrower)
1955 Stu Jackson, Reading Pa, NBA coach (NY Knicks (1989-90)
1958 Nicki Sixx, San Jose Calif, rock guitarist (Mtley Cre-Girls Girls)
1958 Regina Marsikova, Czech, tennis star
1959 David Iwasaki-Smith, Warragul VIC, Australasia golfer
1959 Jean-Louis Lamarre, La Prairie Que, golfer (Quebec PGA-1982, 85)
1959 Tina Gayle, Frankfurt GFR, Cowboy cheerleader/actress (Kathy-Chips)
1960 Danny Mijovic, Belgrade Yugo, Canadian Tour golfer (1984 Mexican)
1960 Mary Beth Zimmerman, Mt Vernon IL, LPGA golfer (1987 Henredon Classic)
1961 Mike Henneman, St Charles MO, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
1962 Curtis Williams, rocker
1962 Ejo Elburg, Dutch soccer player (Pax, NEC)
1962 Kim Linehan, swimmer (1979 1500m World record)
1963 Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, German FR, tennis star
1963 John Lammers, Dutch soccer player (NAC)
1963 Mark Alalmo, actor (Avenging Force)
1963 Mark Greatbatch, cricketer (big-hitting NZ opener)
1964 Dave Gagner, Chatham, NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs)
1964 Justin Currie, Scottish rock vocalist/bassist (Del Amitri)
1964 Thomas Howard, Middletown OH, outfielder (Cin Reds)
1965 Jay Bell, Eglin AFB FL, infielder (Pitts Pirates)
1965 Laurie Carr, Dallas Tx, playmate (Dec, 1986)
1966 Terry Sharpe, rocker (The Adventures, Starjets-Starjets)
1967 Davidson Matyczuk, Thunder Bay Ont, golfer (Thunder Bay-1986, 87)
1967 Jackie Gallagher-Smith, LPGA golfer
1967 Katy Steding, Lake Oswego Oregon, basketball forward (Oly-gold-96)
1967 Richard Stemp, cricketer (Yorkshire & England A left-arm spinner)
1968 Derek Bell, Tampa Florida, outfielder (Houston Astros)
1968 Mark Dailey, Parma Ohio, 1.5k runner
1970 Danan Hughes, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
1970 Doug Nussmeier, NFL quarterback (NO Saints)
1970 Errict Rhett, NFL running back (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1970 Victoria Fuller, Santa Barbara Calif, playmate (Jan, 1996)
1971 Cedric Ihalauw, soccer player (Roda JC)
1971 Willie McGinest, NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots)
1972 Daniel Alfredsson, Grums Swe, NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators)
1972 Francisco Rodriguez, Brooklyn NY, pitcher (Minn Twins)
1972 Robert Robinson, CFL defensive linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1973 Erin Moorad, Chicago Ill, pairs skater (& Richard Gillam)
1973 Luke Casserly, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1973 Ralph Intranuovo, East York, NHL center (Edmonton Oilers)
1974 Kevin Devine, cornerback/kick returner (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1976 Shareef AbdurRahim, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
1979 Rider Strong
1979 Rider Strong
1979 Rider Strong
1979 Rider Strong
1979 Rider Strong
1980 Rider Strong, SF Calif, actor (Shawn Hunter-Boy Meets World)

Events


Geminid meteor shower, radiant in Gemini
Geminid meteor shower, radiant in Gemini
384 St Damasus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1419 Heretic Nicolaas Serrurier exiled from Florence
1477 Duchess Maria van Bourgondi ends Great Privilegie
1572 Spanish troops begin siege of Haarlem
1618 Russia & Poland signs Peace treaty of Dailino
1620 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock (12/21 NS)
1665 "Messiah" Sjabtai Tswi festival in Smyrna
1688 King James II arrested
1710 Battle of Villa Viciosa (France beat Habsburgers)
1718 Battle at Frederikshall Norway
1719 1st recorded display of Aurora Borealis in US (New England)
1730 Voltaire's "Brutus," premieres in Paris
1792 France's King Louis XVI went on trial, accused of treason
1812 1st newspaper on Curaao (Curaao Gazette & Commercial Advertiser)
1816 Indiana becomes 19th state
1816 Indiana becomes 19th state
1816 Citizens of Geneva thwarted Savoyard invaders
1816 Indiana becomes 19th state
1844 1st dental use of nitrous oxide, Hartford, Ct
1866 1st yacht race across Atlantic Ocean
1872 1st black US gov took office, Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback (La)
1882 Boston's Bijou Theatre, 1st American playhouse lit exclusively by electricity, 1st performance, Gilbert & Sullivan's "Iolanthe"
1882 Victorien Sardous "Fedora," with Sarah Bernhardt, premieres in Paris
1888 French Panama Canal company fails
1893 11 fishing ships wash up at Wadden Sea, 22 killed
1899 Battle of Magers' fountain - Boer leader Cronj vs Gen Methuen
1901 Marconi sends 1st transatlantic radio signal, Cornwall to Nfld
1903 British forces under MacDonald & Young march into Tibet
1905 120 F (49 C), Rivadavia, Argentina (South American record)
1905 British govt of Campbell-Bannerman forms
1906 US president Roosevelt attacks abuses in the Congo
1908 Frederick Delius' "In a Summer Garden," premieres
1909 Colored moving pictures demonstrated at Madison Square Garden, NYC
1909 Canadian Football exhibition game played in Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, Hamilton Tigers beat Ottawa Rough Riders, 11-6 before 15,000
1914 Stockton Street Tunnel (SF) completed
1916 David Lloyd George forms British war govt
1917 German-occupied Lithuania proclaims independence from Russia
1917 German-occupied Lithuania proclaims independence from Russia
1917 13 black soldiers hanged for alleged participation in Houston riot
1917 German-occupied Lithuania proclaims independence from Russia
1919 Boll weevil monument dedicated in Enterprise, Ala
1925 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Quas Primas
1926 Josephine Baker goes up in Amsterdam
1926 Queensland win their 1st Sheffield Shield cricket match, v NSW
1928 Buenos Aires police thwart an attempt on Pres-elect Herbert Hoover
1928 NL Pres John Heydler proposes designated hitter for pitchers
1930 Bank of the United States opens in NYC
1931 Japan leaves the Golden Standard
1931 Brit Statute of Westminster gives complete legislative independence to Canada, Australia, NZ, South Africa, Ireland, Newfndlnd
1932 SF's coldest day (27F) - it snows
1934 1935 All-Star Game is assigned to Cleveland
1934 1st Toronto Maple Leaf penalty shot, Conacher unsuccessful vs Rangers
1934 Ford C Frick becomes president of baseball's National League
1934 NL votes to permit night baseball (up to 7 games per home team)
1936 King Edward VIII marries Mrs Wallis Simpson; abdicates throne Duke of York becomes King George VI
1937 25th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 30-7
1937 Italy withdraws from League of Nations
1938 NY Giants win NFL championship
1939 New anti Jewish measurements in Poland, proclaimed
1940 Russian general Zhukov warns of German assault
1941 Dutch government in London declares war on Italy
1941 Germany & Italy declare war on US
1941 Giants acquire Johnny Mize from Cards for 3 players & $50,000
1941 Japanese attack Wake Island (only failed WW II-landing)
1941 Japanese occupy Guam
1942 Australian/Dutch guerrilla troops evacuated to Timor near Australia
1944 Surprise attack on House of Keeping Axe, 29 prisoners freed
1945 Het Parool publishes 1st Captain Rob-strip
1946 UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) established (Nobel 1965)
1946 UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) established (Nobel 1965)
1946 Hank Williams begins to record on Sterling label
1946 Spain suspended from UN
1946 UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) established (Nobel 1965)
1947 "Angel in the Wings" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 308 performances
1947 Bob Hilliard/Carl Sigman's musical "Angel in Wings," premieres in NYC
1947 Pacific Coast League application for major league status rejected
1948 WHEN (now WTVH) TV channel 5 in Syracuse, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
1948 WMC TV channel 5 in Memphis, TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
1949 Chic Bear Johnny Lujack passes for 6 touchdowns vs Chic Cards (52-29)
1949 Cleveland Browns beat SF '49ers 21-7 in final AAFC championship game
1949 WOAI (now KMOL) TV channel 4 in San Antonio, TX (NBC) 1st broadcast
1950 Baseball owners vote 9-7 not to renew Commissioner Chandler's contract
1950 Hindemiths Concerto for clarinet, premieres
1951 Joe DiMaggio announces his baseball retirement
1953 KTVA TV channel 11 in Anchorage (CBS) becomes Alaska's 1st TV station
1954 Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
1954 USS Forrestal christened in Newport News, Va
1956 Anti-Russian demonstrates in Stettin & Wroclaw Poland
1957 Jerry Lee Lewis weds Myra
1958 Upper Volta (now Bourkina Fasso) gains autonomy from France
1958 Upper Volta (now Bourkina Fasso) gains autonomy from France
1958 4th (last) Dutch govt of Drees falls
1958 Archibald MacLeish's "JB," premieres in NYC
1958 Upper Volta (now Bourkina Fasso) gains autonomy from France
1959 Yanks trade Marv Thronberry, Don Larsen, Hank Bauer & Norm Seibern for Roger Maris, Kent Hadley & Joe Deaestri
1960 Black Sunday - Riot in Algiers, 114 die
1960 Coleman/Leigh's musical "Wildcat" with Lucille Ball premieres in NYC
1960 Cleveland's Bernie Parrish sets club record for longest interception return with a 92 yard run
1961 "Please, Mr. Postman" by Marvelettes, released
1961 Adolf Eichmann is found guilty of war crimes, in Israel
1961 Elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii," album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 20 wks
1961 JFK provides US miltary helicopters & crews to South Vietnam
1965 "Anya" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 16 performances
1965 "Yearling" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 3 performances
1966 Al Nelson sets NFL record returning missed field goal, 100 yards
1967 6.5 earthquake in West India, 170 killed
1967 Beatles' Apple Music signs its 1st group-Grapefruit
1967 People's front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) established
1967 SST prototype "Concorde" 1st shown (France)
1968 KECC (now KECY) TV channel 9 in El Centro, CA (CBS) 1st broadcast
1968 US Soccer Football Assoc refuses to let NASL disband
1969 Libya adopts constitution
1970 John Lennon releases an album that contains songs with word "fuck"
1970 Start of the 1st Test match at the WACA, v England
1970 Test Cricket debut of Gregory Stephen Chappell
1972 Astronauts Cernan & Harrison become 11th & 12th on Moon
1972 Jet's Don Maynard becomes all time pro reception leader (632)
1973 Houston Astro Caesar Cedino jailed in death of 19 year old woman
1973 NA Soccer League awards LA, SF, Seattle & Vancouver franchises
1973 Ron Santo becomes 1st to invoke no-trade clause of 10-year-1-club vet
1973 West German chancellor Willy Brandt normalizes trade with Czech
1975 First Class Mail now costs 13 cents (had been 10 cents).
1975 First Class Mail now costs 13 cents (had been 10 cents).
1975 1st class postage rises from 10 to 13
1975 Great Yankee trade getting Willie Randolph, Dock Ellis & Ken Brett from Pirates for George "Doc" Medich
1977 Billboard Awards
1978 6 masked men bound 10 employees at Lufthansa cargo area at NY Kennedy Airport & made off with $5.8 M in cash & jewelry
1979 Geoff Boycott scores cricket century in a limited-over international
1979 Great Britain grants independence to Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)
1980 Dirk Wellham scores 100 on 1st-class debut, NSW v Victoria
1981 Argentine president/gen Roberto Viola flees
1981 Muhammad Ali's 61st & last fight, losing to Trevor Berbick
1981 Peru's Javier Perez de Cuellar becomes sec-gen of UN
1981 Spacelab I arrives at Kennedy Space Center
1981 UN Sec Council chose Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru as 5th Sec Genl
1981 Wash Capitals biggest margin of victory (9) beating Toronto 11-2
1983 1st visit to Lutheran church by a pope (John Paul II in Rome)
1983 72nd Australian Mens Tennis: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (61 64 64)
1983 Jan Stephens/Fred Couples wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1984 FidoNet reaches the size of 336 bulletin board systems.
1984 FidoNet reaches the size of 336 bulletin board systems.
1984 FidoNet reaches the size of 336 bulletin board systems.
1984 FidoNet reaches the size of 336 bulletin board systems.
1984 FidoNet reaches the size of 336 bulletin board systems.
1984 "Doug Henning & His World..." opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 60 perf
1984 Mauretania military coup under Col Maawiya Ould Sid'ahmed Taya
1985 Computer store owner in Sacramento Calif killed by package bomb
1985 Dow Jones closes above 1,500 for 1st time (1,511.70)
1985 General Electric acquires RCA Corp & its subsidiary, NBC
1985 NHL Record 62 points scored, Edmonton (36) beats Chicago (26) 12-9 & ties record of 21 goals
1986 A Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's National League
1986 South Africa censors press
1987 Test debut of Carl Hooper, WI v India at Bombay
1989 "City of Angels" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 878 performances
1989 Mark Davis signs record $3.25 million per year KC Royals contract
1990 13 die in 83 vehicle accident in Chattanooga Tn I-75, due to fog
1990 US 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) returns from space
1991 United Soviet Socialist Republics(USSR) dissolves after 74 years Maybe we'll get great Russian music composers again?
1991 United Soviet Socialist Republics(USSR) dissolves after 74 years Maybe we'll get great Russian music composers again?
1991 William Kennedy Smith found not guilty of rape
1992 Nor'easter storm hits NY, doing $ Billion worth of damage
1992 WNEW AM radio on 1130 in NYC ends transmitting after 58 years
1993 59th Heisman Trophy Award: Charlie Ward, Florida State (QB)
1993 Eduardo Frei elected president of Chile
1994 Kelly Robbins & Tammie Green wins LPGA Diner's Club Golf Matches
1994 Russian troops pull inside Tsjetsjeni
1995 Thomas O Hicks buys NHL Dallas Stars for $84 million
1997 "Sunshine Boys," opens at Lyceum Theater NYC
1997 Fed judge orders Microsoft not to bundle IE4 in Windows

That's all for today.

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