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Wednesday, December 12, 2018.



Birthdays


1560 Maximilien de B‚thune, duke of Sully/baron of Rosny/PM of France
1574 Anne van Denemarken, daughter of Danish King Frederik II
1579 Heinrich Steuccius, composer
1630 Olof Rudbeck, composer
1660 Peter Rabus, poet/translator (Liberated Britanje)
1673 Ahmed III, 23rd sultan (Turkey, 1703-30)
1685 Lodovico Giustini, composer
1712 Charles Alexander, Duke of Lotharingen
1715 Gennaro Manna, composer
1745 John Jay, diplomat/governor (NY)
1792 Alexandros Ypsilanti, Greek resistance fighter
1805 Henry Wells, founded American Express Co. and Wells Fargo & Co.
1805 Henry Wells, founded American Express Co. and Wells Fargo & Co.
1805 Henry Wells, founder (American Express Co & Wells Fargo & Co)
1806 Stand Watie, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1871
1818 Paul Octave Hebert, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1880
1821 Gustave Flaubert, novelist, (Madame Bovary).
1821 Gustave Flaubert, novelist, (Madame Bovary).
1821 Gustave Flaubert, France, novelist (Madame Bovary)
1830 Joseph Orville Shelby, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1897
1832 Abraham C Wertheim, Dutch banker/MP (liberal)
1833 Matthias Hohner, German manufacturer (harmonica)
1835 Georges Jean Pfeiffer, composer
1838 Sherburne W Burnham, US, astronomer (binary stars)
1848 William Vanderbilt, yachtsman (donated Vanderbilt Cup)
1852 Henri Becquerel, discoverer of radioactivity (Nobel 1903)
1852 Henri Becquerel, discoverer of radioactivity (Nobel 1903)
1859 Edward Bradley, horse owner (1st to own 4 Kentucky Derby winners)
1859 Maurice Donnay, French playwright (Lovers)
1862 Daniel Hal‚vy, French historian/writer (La fin des notables)
1863 Edvard Munch, Norway, painter/print maker (The Scream)
1866 Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913)
1874 Volter A Kilpi, Finnish writer (Alastalon salissa)
1875 Desiderius A Stracke, Flemish jesuit/literature historian
1875 Karl R G von Rundstedt, German gen-fieldmarshal (Normandy)
1879 Friedrich Christiansen, nazi commander Wehrmacht Netherland
1879 Laura Hope Crews, US, actress (Camille, Gone with the Wind)
1879 Percy Fletcher, composer
1882 Akiba Rubinstein, Polish chess player (openings theory)
1886 Owen Moore, County Meath Ireland, actor (She Done Him Wrong)
1887 Kurt Magnus Atterberg, composer
1889 Vaclav Stepan, composer
1893 Edward G. Robinson
1893 Edward G. Robinson
1893 Edward G. Robinson
1893 Edward G. Robinson
1893 Edward G. Robinson
1893 Edward G Robinson, [Goldenberg], Romania, actor (10 Commandments)
1896 Eslanda Goode, US anthropology/author under Paul Robeson
1902 Howard Koch, screenwriter
1903 Enid Balint-Edmonds, psychoanalyst
1904 Jim Christy, righty cricket batter (Transvaal, Queensland & S Africa)
1906 William C Pahlmann, interior decorator (4 Season restaurant, NYC)
1907 Fred Elizalde, composer
1907 F van Heek, Dutch sociologist
1907 Roy Douglas, composer
1909 Armand H F Boni, the Good One, Flemish poet/writer
1911 Anna Russell, composer
1912 Yusef Bedri, educationist
1913 Eve Lister, actress/singer (No Limit, Hyde Park)
1913 Hal Dickinson, singer (Modernaires)
1913 Stanley Bate, composer
1914 Denis Begbie, cricketer (South African batsman in five Tests 1948-50)
1915 Frank Sinatra
1915 Frank Sinatra
1915 Frank Sinatra
1915 Old Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra. Notorious for bad manners.
1915 Frank Sinatra
1915 Old Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra. Notorious for bad manners.
1915 Frank Sinatra
1915 Frank Sinatra, Hoboken, vocalist/actor (old blue eyes)
1917 Edward Firth Henderson, arabist
1917 Heinrich B”ll, Germ, writer (Group Portrait with Lady, Nobel '72) [OS]
1918 Joe Williams
1918 Joe Williams
1918 Joe Williams
1918 Joe Williams
1918 Joe Williams
1918 Joe Williams, Cordele Ga, jazz singer (Everyday I have the Blues)
1918 Nilda Pinto, [NM Geerdink-Jesurun P], Cura‡ao writer (Nanzi)
1922 Arthur R Hawkins, US pilot/capt (WW II, downed 14 jap planes)
1923 Bob Barker
1923 Bob Barker
1923 Bob Barker
1923 Bob Barker
1923 Bob Barker
1923 Bob Barker, Darrington Wash, game show emcee (Price is Right)
1924 Edward I Koch, NYC, (Mayor-D-NYC, 1977-89)/judge (People's Court)
1924 Francis Miroglio, composer
1924 Nevit Kodali, composer
1924 Olivier Gendebien, Belgian auto racer
1925 Cora Lee Johnson, social activist for rural poor
1925 D G "Dattu" Phadkar, cricketer (pace bowling all-rounder for India)
1925 Ghulam Guard, cricketer (lefty pace bowler in 2 Tests for India 1959)
1928 Aitmatow, writer
1928 Helen Frankenthaler, NY, abstract expressionist artist (Arden)
1928 Lonesome Sundown, blues singer/guitarist
1929 Doug Ford, cricket wicket-keeper (successful NSW of 50's)
1929 John Osborne, Engld, playwright (Look Back in Anger, Luther-TONY 1964)
1930 Friedrich Voss, composer
1931 Lionel Blair, Montreal, choreographer (Spotlight)
1932 Robert Pettit, NBA star (St Louis Bombers/1959 MVP)
1934 Habib Hassan Touma, composer
1936 Bengt Emil Johnson, composer
1936 Iolanda Balas, Romania, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1960)
1938 Connie Francis
1938 Connie Francis
1938 Connie Francis
1938 Connie Francis
1938 Connie Francis
1938 Connie Francis, Newark NJ, singer/actress (Where the Boys Are)
1938 Joel Chadabe, composer
1940 Dionne Warwick, East Orange NJ, singer (Solid Gold, Way to San Jose)
1940 Shirley Englehorn, LPGA golfer
1941 Dionne Warwick
1941 Dionne Warwick
1941 Dionne Warwick
1941 Dionne Warwick
1941 Dionne Warwick
1941 Liesbeth List, Dutch actress/vocalist (Theodorakis)
1941 Robert Covington, drummer/singer
1941 Terry Kirkman, Salina Ks, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Association)
1941 Tim Hauser, jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Tuxedo Junction)
1942 Mike Heron, rocker
1942 Mike Pinder, Birmingham England, rocker (Moody Blues)
1943 Dave Munden, rock drummer (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes)
1943 Dickey Betts, West Palm Beach Fl, guitarist (Allman Bros-Ramblin' Man)
1943 Grover Washington Jr, jazz artist (Mr Magic)
1943 Mike Smith, rocker
1945 Alan Ward, rocker
1945 Karl Edward Wagner, US, sci-fi author (Bloodstone, Night Winds)
1945 Leslie Holbert, LPGA golfer
1945 Susi Hush, TV producer
1945 Tony Williams, jazz musician
1946 Clive Bunker, rock drummer (Jethro Tull)
1946 Emerson Fittipaldi, Brazil, Indy-car racer (over 10 wins)
1946 George Santo Pietro, husband of Vanna White
1946 Marlous Fluitsma, actress (De Prooi, Apart, Alle Dagen Feest)
1947 Ralph Scala, rocker
1948 Ray Jackson, rocker
1949 Ricardo Lu¡s Carreras, NYC, bantamweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1972)
1950 Billy Smith, Ontario, NHL goaltender (NY Islanders)
1951 Caren Kaye, NYC, actress (My Tutor, Blansky's Beauties)
1951 Steven Alan Hawley, Ottawa Ks, PhD/ast (STS 41-D, 61-C, 31, 82)
1952 Cathy Rigby
1952 Cathy Rigby
1952 Cathy Rigby
1952 Cathy Rigby
1952 Cathy Rigby
1952 Ajit De Silva, cricketer (Sri Lankan lefty spinner in four Tests 1982)
1952 Cathy Rigby McCoy, Los Alamitos Calif, gymnist (Olympic-4th-1968)
1952 Neil Peart, rocker (Rush)
1952 Sarah Douglas, England, actress (Conan, Superman II, Falcon Crest)
1953 Bruce Kulick, guitarist/singer (KISS)
1955 Lenore Rittenhouse, Honolulu HI, LPGA golfer (1983 United Va Bank)
1956 Ana Alicia Ortiz, Mexico City, actress (Melissa-Falcon Crest)
1956 Sondra Theodore, San Bernadino Cal, playmate (July, 1977)
1957 Sheila E.
1957 Sheila E.
1957 Sheila E.
1957 Sheila E.
1957 Sheila E.
1957 Cy Curnin, Londo, England, rock vocalist (Fixx-Sign of Fire)
1957 Sheila E[scovedo], SF CA, disco drummer (Krushgrove, Holly Rock)
1958 Leo Kenter, Dutch drummer (Tr”ckener Kecks-More! More! More!)
1958 Sheree J Wilson, Rochester MN, actress (Our Family Honor, Dallas)
1959 Belouis Some, rocker (Neville Keighley-Some People)
1959 Krishnammachari Srikkanth, cricketer (big-hitting Indian opener)
1959 Scott D Vangen, Granite Falls MN, astronaut
1960 Amal Silva, cricketer (Sri Lankan wicket-keeper in 9 Tests 1983-88)
1960 Jaap van Sweden, Dutch violinist/concert master
1961 Dale Sanderson, CFL guard (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1962 Holly Gagnier, LA, actress (One Life to Live)
1962 Nadeem Ghauri, cricketer (bowled in Test for Pak v Australia 1990)
1962 Ray Brown, NFL guard (Washington Redskins, SF 49ers)
1962 Tracy Austin, Rolling Hills Calif, tennis pro (US Open 1979, 81)
1963 Teresa Blake, Tuscaloosa Ala, actress (Gloria Marsh-All My Children)
1964 Haywood Jeffires, NFL wide receiver (Houston Oilers)
1964 Rockin' Jeff, rocker (The Pasadenas-Riding on a Train)
1965 Laurie Grover-Tavares, Newark NJ, biathelete (Olympics-1994)
1966 Cheryl Dickey, Houston Texas, 100m hurdler
1966 Jim Sandlak, Kitchener, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks)
1967 David Szott, NFL guard (KC Chiefs)
1967 John Randle, NFL defensive tackle (Minn Vikings)
1967 Masood Anwar, cricketer (one Test Pakistan v West Indies 1990)
1968 Chris Walsh, NFL wide receiver (Minn Vikings)
1968 Kurt Schulz, safety (Buffalo Bills)
1968 Laurie Williams, cricketer (West Indian ODI all-rounder v NZ 1996)
1968 Ray Ethridge, wide reciever (Baltimore Ravens)
1968 Tatianna, Phila Pa, spanish singer (Baile Commigo, Chicad de Hoy)
1969 Carrie Westcott, Mission Hills KS, playmate (Sep, 1993)
1969 Courtney Hawkins, NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs, Pitts Steelers)
1969 Doug Terry, NFL/WLAF safety (KC Chiefs, Scotland Claymores)
1969 Frank Dikstaal, soccer player (MVV)
1969 Jane Robinson, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1969 Kris Wirtz, Red Deer Alberta, ice pairs (1994 Skate Canada)
1969 Sebastian Savage, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
1970 Mädchen Amick
1970 Mädchen Amick
1970 Mädchen Amick
1970 Mädchen Amick
1970 Mädchen Amick
1970 Ivano Newbill, NBA center (Vancouver Grizzlies)
1970 Jennifer Connelly, Bkln Heights NY, actress (Labyrinth, Rocketeer)
1970 Kirk Cameron, actor (Mike-Growing Pains, Teen Wolf II)
1970 Madchen Amick, Reno NV, actress (Shelly Johnson-Twin Peaks)
1970 Orlando Brown, NFL tackle (Cleve Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
1971 Becky Sunshine, [Rebekah Jayne Hunter], Ark, Miss Nude Calif (1993)
1971 John Sacca, WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals)
1971 Tito Wooten, NFL safety (NY Giants)
1971 Toni Hodgkinson, Auckland NZ, 800m (Olympics-96)
1972 Greg Randolph, Denver Colo, road cyclist (Olympics-74th-96)
1972 Jamal Willis, NFL running back (SF 49ers)
1972 John Walsh, NFL quarterback (Cin Bengals)
1972 Kara Williams, Miss Texas USA (1996)
1972 Missy Francis, LA Calif, actress (Little House on the Prairie)
1972 Oliver Quass, WLAF kicker (Amsterdam Admirals)
1973 Michael DiVenuto, cricketer (exciting Tasmanian batsman)
1973 Reinard Wilson, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
1973 Stanley Pritchett, running back (Miami Dolphins)
1975 Mayim Bialik
1975 Mayim Bialik
1975 Mayim Bialik
1975 Mayim Bialik
1975 Mayim Bialik
1975 Mayim Winkelman Bialik, SD, actress (Blossom, Beaches)
1977 Bridget Hall, Dallas Texas, model (Ford)
1978 Derrick Delmore, Camp Springs Md, fig skater (1996 Grand Prix champ)

Events


National Ding-a-ling Day
National Ding-a-ling Day
627 Battle at Nineveh: Byzantine emperor Heraclius beats Perzen
1098 1st Crusaders capture & plunder Mara Syria
1474 Isabella crowns herself queen of Castili‰ & Aragon
1479 Jews are expelled from Schlettstadt Alsace by Emperor Frederick III
1524 Pope Clement VII approves Organization of Jewish Community of Rome
1527 Composer Adrian Willaert moves from Milan to Venice
1653 Barebone-parliament ends
1677 Brandenburgs army occupies Stettin
1700 Utrecht/Overijssel/Buren/Leerdam/Ijsselstein adopt Gregorian calendar
1715 Russian/Prussian troops occupy Stralsund [NS=12/23]
1769 Pope Clement XIV proclaims a universal jubilee
1787 Pennsylvania becomes the 2nd state
1787 Pennsylvania becomes the 2nd state
1787 Pennsylvania becomes 2nd state to ratify US constitution
1791 Bank of US opens
1792 In Vienna, Ludwig Von Beethoven (22) receives 1st lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn
1800 Washington DC established as capital of US
1822 Mexico officially recognized as an independent nation by US
1858 1st Canadian coins circulated (1›, 5›, 10› & 20›)
1862 Battle of Dumfries, VA
1862 Naval Engagement at Yazoo River, MS (USS CAIRO torpedoed)
1870 Joseph Rainey (SC) became 1st black sworn into House of Reps
1871 Jules Janssen discovers dark lines in solar corona spectrum
1871 Jules Janssen discovers dark lines in solar corona spectrum
1871 Jules Janssen discovers dark lines in solar corona spectrum
1878 Joseph Pulitzer begins publishing "St Louis Dispatch"
1884 1st Test match played at the Adelaide Oval
1897 Anti-Jewish violence breaks out in Bucharest Romania
1897 Rudolph Dirks' 1st Katzenjammer cartoon strip in NY Journal
1898 1st 1st-class game between NSW & Tasmania
1899 1st case of plague on Oahu, Hawaii
1899 George F Bryant of Boston patents the wooden golf tee
1900 National Negro Anthem, "Lift Every Voice & Sing," composed
1901 Marconi receives 1st trans-Atlantic radio signal: England to US.
1901 Marconi receives 1st trans-Atlantic radio signal: England to US.
1901 Marconi receives 1st transatlantic radio signal, England to US
1903 Roger Casement completes report about abuses in Belgian Congo
1904 CMS McClellans "Leah Kleschna," premieres in NYC
1906 Oscar Straus, 1st Jewish govt member, appointed Sec of Commerce
1912 R Friml/O Harbachs musical "Firefly," premieres in NYC
1913 "Mona Lisa," stolen from Louvre Museum in 1911, recovered
1913 Hebrew language officially used to teach in Palestinian schools
1915 1st all-metal aircraft (Junkers J-1) test flown at Dessau Germany
1915 Aristide Briand forms French war govt
1915 Russian troops overrun Hamadan, Persia
1916 Worst train disaster ever (Modane France-543 killed)
1917 French troop train derails in French Alps killing 543
1917 Rev Edward Flanagan forms Boys Town outside Omaha, Neb
1920 Maurice Ravels ballet "La Valse," premieres in Paris
1925 Arthur Heinman coins term "motel," opens Motel Inn, San Luis Obispo
1925 Cossack officer/ex-premier Reza Chan becomes shah of Persia
1925 Last Qajar Shah of Iran deposed; Rexa Shah Pahlavi takes over
1926 Leningrad: premier of Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' 1st Pianoconcert
1928 Nichols/Brownes "Wings over Europe," premieres in NYC
1930 Baseball Rules Committee greatly revises the rule book
1930 Baseball changes rule, ball bounces into stands not a HR, now a double
1930 Start of the 1st Australia v West Indies Test (at Adelaide)
1931 Japanese Govt of Imukai forms
1932 S N Behrmans "Biography," premieres in NYC
1932 USSR & China resume diplomatic relations
1936 Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek declares war on Japan
1937 the first mobile TV unit, in New York.
1937 the first mobile TV unit, in New York.
1937 NBC & RCA sends 1st mobile-TV vans onto the streets of NY
1937 Washington Redskins win NFL championship
1937 Japanese aircraft shell & sink US gunboat Panay on Yangtze River in China. (Japan apologized & eventually paid US $2.2M in reparations)
1939 Russ Indigirka capsizes in blizzard off Japanese coast; 750 die
1940 British troops conquer Sidi el-Barrani
1941 European reservists on Java mobilizes
1941 German occupying army do a house search in Paris looking for Jews
1941 Russian 20th army recaptures Soljetsjnogorsk
1942 German offensive in South Western Stalingrad
1945 Special Court of justice convicts NSB-leader Mussert to death
1946 Ice plant collapses, shearing a tenement building & burying 38
1946 Tide detergent introduced
1946 UN accepts 6 Manhattan blocks as a gift from John D Rockefeller Jr
1947 United Mine Workers union withdrew from AFL
1949 AL votes 7-1 rejecting legalizing the spitball
1950 16th Heisman Trophy Award: Vic Janowicz, Ohio State (HB)
1950 Baseball owners vote to drop 4-year old bonus & high school rule
1951 Joe DiMaggio announces his retirement
1952 Dallas Texans (former Boston Yanks) play last game, last original team
1953 Chuck Yeager reaches Mach 2.43 in Bell X-1A rocket plane
1955 1st prototype of hovercraft patented by Brit eng Christoper Cockerell
1957 Maj Adrian Drew flies 1,943 kph in F-101 Voodoo
1957 US announces manufacture of Borazon (harder than diamond)
1957 Jerry Lee Lewis weds his cousin Myra Gale Brown, 13, while still married to his 1st wife Jane Mitcham
1958 Dutch social democratic party-ministers/premier Drees dismissed
1958 Fergie Gupte takes 9-102 with leggies v W Indies at Kanpur
1959 UN Committee on Peaceful Use of Outer Space is established
1961 Ham radio satellite Oscar 1 launched with military Discoverer 36
1961 Martin Luther King Jr & 700 demonstraters arrested in Albany Ga
1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 Kenya gains its independence from Britain (National Day).
1963 Kenya gains its independence from Britain (National Day).
1963 Argentina asks for extradition of ex-president Peron
1963 Frank Sinatra Jr returned after being kidnapped
1963 Kenya (formerly British East Africa) declares independence from UK
1964 Russia launches Voshkod I, 1st multi-crew in space (3 men)
1964 Russia launches Voshkod I, 1st multi-crew in space (3 men)
1964 Cleveland Browns' Frank Ryan sets club record of 5 TD passes
1964 Shooting starts for "Star Trek" pilot "The Cage" (Menagerie)
1965 Beatles last Great Britain concert (Capitol Theatre in Cardiff Wales)
1965 Doug Walters makes maiden Test ton in 1st Test, goes on to 155
1965 Gale Sayers of Chicago Bears scores 6 TDs, ties NFL record
1965 Vivian Beaumont Theater opens at 65th St & Amsterdam Ave NYC
1966 US Supreme Courts votes 4-3 allowing Braves to move to Atlanta
1967 US launches Pioneer 8 into solar orbit
1968 Arthur Ashe becomes 1st black to be ranked #1 in tennis
1968 Rolling Stones film TV show "Rock 'n Roll Circus"-never aired
1968 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1969 "Hello Dolly" with Barbra Striesand premieres
1969 Bill Toomey achieves world record-score (8417 points)
1969 Bomb attack on bank in Milan, 14 killed
1970 Polish government proclaims price rise
1970 Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 42 launched to study X-rays
1970 USSR performs underground nuclear test
1973 Canada begins selling Olympic coins ($5 & $10 silver coins)
1973 San Diego files anti-trust against NL (stopping Padres move to DC)
1975 Gas stove explodes & starts fire killing 138 (Mecca Saudi Arabia)
1975 Sara Jane Moore pled guilty to trying to kill Pres Gerald Ford
1976 QB Joe Namath last game as a NY Jet
1977 Yanks purchase Andy Messersmith from Braves
1979 Gold hits record $462.50 an ounce
1979 Rhodesia becomes independent nation of Zimbabwe
1980 US's copyright law amended to include computer programs
1981 "1st" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 37 performances
1981 Gambia & Senegal sign agreement to be known as Senegambia in Feb 1982
1981 Wayne Gretzky scores quickest 50th goal (game 39)
1982 "Herman Van Veen: All of Him" closes at Ambassador NYC after 6 perf
1982 $9,800,000 in cash stolen from money transport car in NYC
1982 57th Australian Womens Tennis: C Evert beats M Navratilova (63 26 63)
1982 Joanne Carner/John Mahaffey wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1983 A truck bomb explodes at US Embassy in Kuwait
1985 248 US soldiers & 8 crew members die in Arrow Air charter crash
1985 DC-8 crashes near Gander, Newfoundland; 258 die
1985 NASA launches space vehicle S-207
1986 David Boon's fourth Test century, 103 v England at Adelaide
1986 James "Bone Crusher" Smith TKO's WBA champ Tim Witherspoon in MSG
1986 Russian Tupolev-134 crashes in East Berlin, 70 killed
1986 South African journalist Zwelakhe Sisulu arrested
1987 Mookie Blaylock sets NBA record of 13 steals in a game
1987 Okla's sets NCAA record of 33 steals vs Centenary
1987 Rollermania at MSG, Eastern Express beats Midwest Pioneers
1988 3 trains collide in London, 40 die
1988 NYC Subway system adds new stations (Z line)
1988 PLO leader Yasi Arafat accepts Israel's right to exist
1988 Sandra Miller of Queens sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment
1990 US accuses Iraq of dragging its feet on dates for talks
1990 US ambassador to Kuwait, Nathaniel Howell leaves Kuwait
1991 Actor Richard Gere marries super model Cindy Crawford
1991 Maastricht Treaty signed to create a European Community
1991 NJ Nets set NBA record of 22 blocks beating Nuggets 121-81
1991 Orion Pictures filed Chapter 11 for bankruptcy protection
1991 Tampa Bay Bucaneer Dexter Manley, retires after failing drug test
1992 58th Heisman Trophy Award: Gino Torretta, Miami-Fla (QB)
1992 6.8-7.5 earthquake strikes Flores Island (tsunami kills 3,000)
1992 Japanese crown prince Naruhito announces engagement to Masaka Owada
1992 Julia Kurotchkina, 18, of Russia, crowned 42nd Miss World
1992 NY Giants lose 19-0 to Phoenix Cardinals
1993 "Any Given Day" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 32 performances
1993 "Kentucky Cycle" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 34 performances
1993 WAQX 104.3 (Q-104) rock format replaces WNCN classic format in NYC
1995 CBC announces Radio Canada International service to end on March 31
1995 Israeli PM Shimon Peres address both house of US congress
1995 NBA referees return to work after striking
1995 Amendment to make it illegal to physically desecrate the flag turned down by senate 63-36 (need 2/3 vote)
1996 Assassination attempt on Uday (Iraqi's heir to Sadam Hussain)
1996 Marlins sign their 6th free-agent since Nov 22, Moises Alou
1997 Carlos the Jackal, "professional revolutionary" goes on trial in Paris
1997 Florida releases Alex Arias, the last original Marlin
1997 Japanese train builders (Maglev) claim world speed record at 332 MPH
1997 Red Sox sign Pedro Martinez to record 6 year $69 million contract
1997 SWAT team shoots John E Armstrong in Fla, freeing 2 young hostages
1997 TWA 800 hearings end
1997 Fed judge sentences Autumn Jackson, who claims to be Bill Cosby's daughter, to 26 months for trying to extort $40 million from him

That's All....

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