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Saturday, December 15, 2018.



Birthdays


37 Nero Claudius Augustus Germanicus, 5th emperor of Rome (54-68)
1534 Lucas Osiander, composer
1567 Christoph Demantius, composer
1574 Samuel Besler, composer
1610 David Teniers II, Flemish courtpainter (Theatrum Pictorium)
1648 Gregory King, English statistician (Natural & Political Observations)
1657 Michel-Richard Delalande, composer
1667 Ludwig Ernst, composer
1720 J F Beck, writer
1735 Cesare Beccaria-Bonesana, Italian lawyer
1765 Philippe-Jacques Pfeffinger, composer
1770 Ludwig van Beethoven, composer
1778 Godert AGP baron van der Capellen, Dutch gov-gen (Dutch-Indies)
1787 Charles Cowden Clarke, English editor/Shakespearean critic
1793 Henry Charles Carey, Phila, economist (Principles of Poli Economy)
1802 J. Bolyai --1860
1802 J. Bolyai --1860
1802 J. Bolyai --1860
1802 J. Bolyai --1860
1802 J nos Bolyai, Romania, mathematician (non-Euclidean geometry)
1802 J. Bolyai --1860
1803 August Freyer, composer
1812 Isidor Dannstrom, composer
1821 Auguste Emmanuel Vaucorbeil, composer
1822 Edward Stephen, composer
1823 Friedrich Gottlieb Schwencke, composer
1830 Francesco D'Arcais, composer
1832 Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, built a tower in Paris.
1832 Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, built a tower in Paris.
1832 Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, French engineer (Eiffel tower)
1836 Edmond Picard, French/Belgian lawyer/writer (La forge Roussel)
1842 Henry Gadsby, composer
1848 Edwin Howland Blashfield, decorated the dome of Library of Congress
1852 Antoine Henri Becquerel, discovered radioactivity (Nobel 1903)
1852 Tewfik Pasja, khedive (viceroy) of Egypt
1853 Jean B A Kessler, director of oil on Dutch Indies
1857 Eugeniusz Pankiewicz, composer
1859 Ludwik L Zamenhof, Russian Poland, physician/linguist (Esperanto)
1860 Niels Ryberg Finsen, Denmark, physician/phototherapist (Nobel 1903)
1861 Charles Edgar Duryea, with his brother, invented 1st auto to be built and operated in US.
1861 Charles Edgar Duryea, with his brother, invented 1st auto to be built and operated in US.
1861 Charles Edgar Duryea, inventor (1st auto built & operated in US)
1863 Arthur D Little, US, chemist (patented rayon)
1863 Paul [Prudent] Painlev‚, French mathematician/minister/premier [NS]
1870 Josef Hoffmann, Austrian architect
1873 Pongrac Kacsoh, composer
1875 Friedrich Niggli, composer
1876 Ferdinand Hardekopf, writer
1878 Hans Carossa, writer
1879 Hugo W C Bordewijk, Dutch lawyer
1879 Rudolf von Laban, Czech/German choreographer (modern dance)
1881 James Schneider, NY, actor (Keystone Kops)
1882 Helena Rubinstein, US cosmetic manufacturer
1887 Pieter C A Geyl, historian (History of the Dutch Tribe)
1888 Artturi A Leinonen, Finnish journalist/writer (Kati)/politician
1888 Jan Greshoff, Dutch poet/author/journalist (Bric … Brac)
1888 Maxwell Anderson, US, dramatist (Winter Set, High Tor)
1892 J. Paul Getty
1892 J. Paul Getty
1892 J. Paul Getty
1892 J. Paul Getty
1892 J. Paul Getty
1892 David Guion, composer
1892 Jose Maria Castro, composer
1892 J Paul Getty, Minneapolis Mn, oil magnate (Getty Oil)
1896 Carl Ferdinand Cori, US bio-chemist
1896 George B Cressey, US geographer (Asia's Lands & Peoples)
1896 Margaret Bannerman, Toronto Ontario, actress (Elopement)
1896 Paul R Citroen, Dutch sculptor
1898 Fernando Remacha, composer
1899 Frank Vosper, London England, actor (Man Who Knew Too Much)
1900 Francesco Messina, sculptor
1904 Kermit Bloomgarden, producer (Diary of Anne Frank, Music Man)
1904 William Hitzig, Austria, Maxwell physician
1905 Ferenc Farkas, composer
1906 Betty Smith, novelist (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn)
1907 Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilians architect (Brasilia)
1913 Muriel Rukeyser, US, poet (1977 Shelley Memorial Award)
1913 Rik Jacobs, Flemish stage manager
1914 Ernie Toshack, cricket pace bowler (Aussie left-arm post-WWII)
1915 Jose Toribio Merino Castro, admiral
1916 Maurice Wilkins, England, physicist, worked with DNA (Nobel 1962)
1918 Jeff Chandler
1918 Jeff Chandler
1918 Jeff Chandler
1918 Jeff Chandler
1918 Jeff Chandler
1918 Jeff Chandler, [Ira Grossel], Bkln, actor (Broken Arrow)
1919 Ake Seyffarth, 10K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1948)
1921 Bobby Todd, US comic/actor (Original Sin)
1922 Alan Freed, Penn, DJ, accepted payola/introduced term "rock-n-roll"
1924 Ida Haendel, Polish violinist/author (Woman with Violin)
1928 Jimmy Nelson, Chic Ill, ventriloguist (Nestles, Farfel)
1929 Keith Andrew, cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 2 Tests 1954-63)
1930 Alim-ud-Din, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 25 Tests 1954-62)
1931 Evald Schorm, Prague Czech, director (Courage for Every Day)
1932 Edna O'Brien, Ireland, writer (Fanatic of Heart, Casualties of Peace)
1932 Elaine Barkin, composer
1932 Igor Stuhec, composer
1933 Tim Conway
1933 Tim Conway
1933 Tim Conway
1933 Tim Conway
1933 Tim Conway
1933 Jesse Belvin, Texarkana Arkansas, rock vocalist (Mr Easy)
1933 Tim Conway, Willoughby Oh, comic (McHale's Navy, Carol Burnett Show)
1937 John [Thomas] Sladek, US, sci-fi author (Tik-Tok, Bugs)
1937 Karen Morrow, Chic, actress (Aunt Minerva-Tabitha, Jim Nabors Hour)
1938 Dennis RB Madide, South African Internal minister of Transkei
1939 Cindy Birdsong, Camden NJ, rock vocalist (Labelle-Rainbow, Supremes)
1939 Nicolaus A Huber, composer
1940 Nick Buoniconti, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)/sportscaster (NBC)
1941 Austin Savage, Welsh hockey player
1941 Geoffrey Davies, English actor (Doctor at Sea, Doctor on the Go)
1942 Dave Clark, London England, rock drummer (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)
1943 Mihaly Hesz, Hungary, 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1968)
1944 Stan Bahnsen, pitcher (NY Yankee, 1968 AL Rookie-of-year)
1945 Thaao Penghlis, actor (Mission Impossible, Tony-Days of Our Life)
1946 Carmine Appice, musician (Have You Heard, Keep on Rolling)
1946 Harry Ray, Hackensack NJ, rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown)
1948 David Gwillim, Plymouth England, actor (Island at Top of the World)
1949 Don Johnson
1949 Don Johnson
1949 Don Johnson
1949 Don Johnson
1949 Don Johnson
1949 Don Johnson, Flatt Creek Mo, actor (Miami Vice, Harrad Experiment)
1949 Ton [Teunis] Sijbrands, Dutch world checkers champion
1950 Ernst Hirsch Ballin, Dutch minister of Justice (198?-94)
1951 Joe Jordan, Scottish soccer star
1951 Ken Knox, rock vocalist (Chairmen of the Board)
1954 Alex Cox, director (Repo Man)
1954 Justin Ross, Bkln NY, actor (Sinatra, Chorus Line, Fan, Quick Change)
1954 Mike Ratledge, author (2DAY & NEWDAY)/ratledgm@spawar.navy.mil
1955 Melanie Chartoff, West Haven Ct, actress (Fridays, Parker Lewis)
1955 Paul Simonon, English pop bassist (Clash-Havana 3 AM)
1959 Greg Matthews, cricketer (NSW & Aust off-spin all rounder Yeah yeah)
1959 Heidi Bohay, Somerset NJ, actress (Megan-Hotel)
1959 Rashid Khan, cricketer (4 Tests for Pakistan 1982-85)
1960 Don Franklin, actor (Seaquest 2032, Noah Dixon-The Young Riders)
1960 Doug Phelps, Leachville Ar, singer (Ky Headhunters-Davy Crockett)
1961 Annie Pujol, Perpignan, French TV hostess (Roue de la Fortune)
1961 Reginald Hudlin, director (House Party)
1963 Asif Karim, cricketer (slow left-arm bowler for Kenya 1996 World Cup)
1963 David Wingate, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics)
1963 Helen Slater, NYC, actress (Supergirl, Billie Jean, Ruthless People)
1964 Carlton Bailey, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
1964 Jerry Ball, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings)
1965 Kimberly Donley, Aurora IL, playmate (Mar, 1993)
1965 Walter Reeves, NFL tight end (Cleve Browns)
1966 Carl Hooper, cricketer (WI off-spin all-rounder)
1967 Chris Gioskos, CFL tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
1967 Christine Larsen, New Westminster BC, synchro swimmer (Oly-silver-96)
1967 Frank Hartley, NFL tight end (Cleve Browns, SD Chargers)
1967 Keith Askins, NBA guard/forward (Miami Heat)
1967 Mo Vaughn, Norwalk Conn, infielder (Boston Red Sox, MVP-1995)
1968 Garrett Wang, actor (Star Trek Voyager)
1969 Dan Williams, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos, KC Chiefs)
1969 Sean Briscombe, Minneapolis Minn, diver (Olympics-96)
1969 Wayne Simmons, linebacker (KC Chiefs)
1970 Damon Thomas, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
1970 Lawrence Funderburke, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
1970 Mitchell Butler, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Cleveland Cavaliers)
1971 Boudewijk Pahlplatz, soccer player (FC Twente, PSV)
1971 Chris Maumalanga, NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears, Az Cardinals)
1971 Eric Bjornson, NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
1971 Ken Alexander, WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons)
1972 Rodney Harrison, NFL safety (SD Chargers)
1972 Stanislav Jasecko, Spisska Nova Ves, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia)
1973 Geoff Stewart, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1973 James Stewart, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1973 Mike Cherry, quarterback (NY Giants)
1973 Mirko Ludemann, Weiwasser GER, NHL defenseman (Team Germany, Colorado)
1973 Tammy Melinda Pearman, Bkln Ny, soccer forward/defender (Olympics-96)
1974 Jeffrey van der Stone, soccer player (RKC)
1977 Catherine Fox, 400m freestyle relay (Olympics-gold-96)
1977 Larissa Fontaine, Chicago Ill, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96)
1978 Henrietta Nagyova, Nove Zamky Slovakia, tennis star (ITF/Cali-COL)
1985 Sheeba Reiter, Fla, illegitimate daughter of Jackie Mason

Events


Bill of Rights Day
Bill of Rights Day
687 St Sergius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Conon
1124 Chancellor Haimeric selects pope (Lamberto becomes Honorius II)
1488 Bartholomeus Diaz returns to Portugal after sailing round Cape of Good Hope
1569 Westmoreland flees to Scotland
1582 Leidse university names Rembert Dodoens prof of botany/medicine
1582 Spanish Netherlands/Denmark/Norway adopt Gregorian calendar
1586 Laevinus Torrentius, becomes bishop of Antwerp
1593 State of Holland grants patent on windmill with crankshaft
1612 Simon Marius, is 1st to observe Andromeda galaxy through a telescope
1640 Duke of Bragan‡a crowned King Johan IV of Portugal
1660 Philippines: Andres Malongs rebels plunders Bagnotan
1664 English colonizing Connecticut
1667 Brandenburg declares himself neutral in Devolutie War
1680 Tax revolt on Terschelling due to tax on cereal
1688 Lord Delamere sides with King James II [NS 12/25]
1745 Battle at Kesseldorf: Prussia beats Saksen & Austria
1791 Bill of Rights ratified when Virginia gave its approval.
1791 Bill of Rights ratified when Virginia gave its approval.
1791 1st US law school established at University of Pennsylvania
1791 Bill of Rights ratified when Virginia gave its approval
1792 1st life insurance policy issued in US (Phila)
1794 Revolutionary Tribunal abolished in France
1810 1st Irish magazine in US, Shamrock, is published
1811 Earthquake hits New Madrid, Missouri
1815 Rossini gets assignment for Il barbiere di Siviglia
1820 1st General pharmacopoeia in US published, Boston
1836 Patent Office burns in Wash, DC
1854 1st street-cleaning machine in US 1st used in Philadelphia
1859 G.R. Kirchoff describes chemical composition of sun
1859 G.R. Kirchoff describes chemical composition of sun
1859 GR Kirchoff describes chemical composition of Sun
1863 Skirmish at Bean's Station, Tennessee (Knoxville Campaign)
1864 Battle of Nashville, TN
1864 Raid on Stoneman: Abingdon & Glade Springs, VA
1874 1st reigning king to visit US (of Hawaii) received by Pres Grant
1877 Thomas Edison patents phonograph
1891 James Naismith invents basketball (Canada)
1893 Dvor ks "From the New World" premieres at Carnegie Hall NYC
1894 Cricket day 2 1st T Aus v Eng Aus 586 (Gregory 201) England 3-130
1899 Battle at Colenso, South Africa (Boers-British army)
1909 Thomas J Lynch becomes president of baseball's National League
1914 Battle of L˘dz ends; Russians retreat toward Moscow
1914 British fleet forfeits chance to destroy German fleet in North Sea
1914 Swedish troops over run Belgrade in Austria-Hungary
1916 French defeat Germans in WW I Battle of Verdun
1917 Moldavian Republic declares independence from Russia
1918 American Jewish Congress holds it's 1st meeting
1919 Edna St Vincent Millay's "Aria da Capo," premieres in NYC
1919 Fiume (Rijeka) declares it's Independence
1922 IVVV (association) peace congress on war forms in Hague
1925 1st hockey game at Madison Sq Garden, Mont Candiens 3, NY Americans 1
1925 1st road with a depressed trough (Texas) opens to traffic
1926 Facist national symbol elevated in Italy
1927 Ed Hickman kidnaps child he later beheads
1929 Walter Mittelholzer flies as 1st about the Kilimanjaro
1930 Don Bradman takes his 1st Test Cricket wicket (Ivan Barrow, WI, lbw)
1933 Baseball owners agree to ban Sunday doubleheaders until after June 15
1934 Fokker F18 Snip flies to Neth West Indies
1935 Detroit Lions win NFL championship
1935 Max Euwe becomes world champ chess beating Alexander Aljechin
1936 KVL-AM in Seattle Wash changes call letters to KEEN (now KING)
1938 Groundbreaking begins for Jefferson Memorial in Wash DC
1939 the first commercial manufacture of nylon yarn.
1939 the first commercial manufacture of nylon yarn.
1939 "Gone With the Wind" premieres in Atlanta
1939 1st commercial manufacture of nylon yarn, Seaford, Delaware
1939 Snip departs for 1st flight to Paramaribo/Cura‡ao
1941 Gas/electrical use restricted in Holland
1941 German submarine U-127 sinks
1941 Nazi's transfers 100 Czech citizens/Heinrich Himmler falls faint
1941 North Africa: allied assault up Italians Gazala-posing
1941 USS Swordfish becomes 1st US sub to sink a Japanese ship
1942 Massachusetts issues 1st US vehicular license plate tabs
1944 Bandleader, Major Glenn Miller, lost over English Channel
1944 Hizbu'allah (Arm forces for Allah) forms
1944 US Congress gives General Eisenhower his 5th star
1944 US troops lands on Mindoro
1945 John J "Cardinal" O'Connor, ordained as a priest
1946 Chic Bears beat NY Giants 24-14 in NFL championship game
1946 Giants Filchock & Hapes suspended by NFL, didn't report bribe attempt
1948 Former state dept official Alger Hiss indicted in NYC for perjury
1949 Albert Camus' "Les Justes" premieres in Paris
1950 Ezzard Charles KOs Nick Barone to retain heavyweight boxing title
1950 NYC's Port Authority opens
1952 "Two's Company" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 90 performances
1952 Christine Jorgenson is 1st person to undergo a sex-change operation
1952 KHON TV channel 2 in Honolulu, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting
1952 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Orientales Ecclesias
1953 WJHG TV channel 7 in Panama City, FL (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 Fordham University scraps football team for financial reasons
1954 Netherlands Antilles becomes co-equal part of Kingdom of Netherlands
1956 Emergency crisis in North Ireland proclaimed after IRA strikes
1956 KGW TV channel 8 in Portland, OR (NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 WRAL TV channel 5 in Raleigh-Durham, NC (CBS) begins broadcasting
1959 Everly Brothers record "Let It Be Me"
1960 King Boudouin of Belgium marries do¤a Fabiola de Mora y Aragon
1961 Adolf Eichmann convicted of crimes against humanity in Israel
1961 Equal access rule, political parties get TV broadcasting time
1961 JFK visits Puerto Rico
1961 L J Suenens appointed archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels
1962 Vaughn Meader's "1st Family," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 12 wks
1964 American Radio Relay League, is founded. Dit-Dah.
1964 American Radio Relay League, is founded. Dit-Dah.
1964 1st time 4 people in space
1964 American Radio Relay League (organization for hams) founded
1964 Canada adopts maple leaf flag
1965 first rendevous in space: Gemini 6 and Gemini 7 link up.
1965 first rendevous in space: Gemini 6 and Gemini 7 link up.
1965 3rd cyclone of year kills another 15,000 at mouths of Ganges River
1965 Bangladesh windstorm kills 10,000
1965 D Heneker & J Taylor's musical "Charlie Girl," premieres in London
1965 Gemini 6 launched; makes 1st rendezvous in space (with Gemini 7)
1965 Queen Juliana opens Zeeland Bridge to Oosterschelde
1965 William Eckert replaces Ford Frick as 4th commissioner of baseball
1966 "Joyful Noise" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 12 performances
1966 Audouin Dollfus discovers 10th satellite of Saturn, Janus
1966 John W Mecom Jr becomes 1st owner of New Orlean Saints
1967 Beatles release "Christmas Time is Here Again"
1967 Joe Garagiola joins Today Show panel
1967 Silver Bay bridge (Oh-WV) collapes during afternoon rush hr, 34 die
1969 Plastic Ono Band, play their only concert at London's Lyceum Ballroom
1969 SF Fire Dept replaces leather helmets with plastic ones
1970 Ferryboat capsized in Korean Strait drowning 261
1970 S Korean ferry Namyong-Ho sinks in Strait of Korea, 308 killed
1970 Soviet Venera 7 is 1st spacecraft to land on another planet (Venus)
1971 USSR's Venera 7 becomes the first craft to land on Venus.
1971 USSR's Venera 7 becomes the first craft to land on Venus.
1971 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1973 American Psychiatric Assn declares homosexuality is not mental illness
1973 Golf Resort (Disney Inn) opens
1973 Pirates of Caribbean ride opens at Disneyland
1973 Sandy Hawley becomes 1st jockey to win 500 races in 1 year
1973 Tennessee beats Temple 11-6 in low scoring NCAA basketball game
1973 US Psychiatrist say homosexuals are not mentally ill
1974 A's Catfish Hunter is ruled a free agent (later signs with Yankees)
1976 Argo Merchant tanker off Massachusetts' SE coast, spills 7.6 m gallons of crude when ship ran aground
1976 Jamaica premier Manley wins elections
1978 Saint Maarten Patriotic Movement (SPM) forms under W James
1978 Test Cricket debut of Malcolm Marshall, v India at Bangalore
1979 Deposed Shah of Iran leaves US for Panama
1979 World Court in Hague rules Iran should relase all US hostages
1980 NY Yankee Dave Winfield becomes highest-paid player, 10 years $15M
1980 Premier Queddei troops conquers Chad capital N'djamena
1980 ZBZ Sangha registered after 5 yrs of administrative hassles in Warsaw
1981 4th Emmy Sports Award presentation
1981 NASA launches Intelsat V
1982 Bill Parcells becomes 12th head coach of NY Giants
1982 Roy Williams, Teamsters pres, & 4 others convicted of bribery
1982 Sao Tome & Principe constitution approved
1982 Spain reopens border with Gibraltar
1983 3 KC Royals suspended due to cocaine usage
1983 Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via El Paso, Kelly AFB
1983 Last 80 US combat soldiers in Grenada withdrew
1983 Wendy Wasserstein's "Isn't It Romantic," premieres in NYC
1984 USSR launches Vega 1 for rendezvous with Halley's Comet
1984 USSR launches Vega 1 for rendezvous with Halley's Comet
1984 USSR launches Vega 1 for rendezvous with Halley's Comet
1985 Sylvester Stallone & Brigitte Nielson wed
1986 150 killed during race riot in Karachi
1986 CIA director William Casey suffers a cerebral seizure
1986 Carnegie Hall reopens after a $50 million facelift
1987 "Les Miserables" opens at Shubert Theatre, Boston
1988 Lori Davis of Long Island sues Mike Tyson for grabbing her buttocks
1990 Rocker Rod Stewart marries super model Rachel Hunter
1991 "Nick & Nora" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 9 performances
1991 Deb Richard wins JBP Cup LPGA Match Play Golf Championship
1992 Arthur Ashe is named Sports Illustrated Sportman of Year
1992 WNew AM (1130) NYC resigns air, replaced by WBBR
1993 C-130 flies into a Philippines hill & explodes, 16 killed
1993 Haitian premier Robert Malval resigns
1993 John Williams final appearance as conductor of Boston Pops
1993 Lee Aspen resigns as secretary of defense
1993 Y-12 crashes at Phonesavanh, Laos: 18 killed
1993 British premier Major/Irish premier Reynolds signs Downing Street Declaration concerning Northern Ireland self determination
1994 "Tuna Christmas" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 20 performances
1994 John Bruton becomes Ireland's premier
1994 Liberia militia kills 48 inhabitants of Monrovia
1995 Playboy goes back on sale after 36 year ban in Ireland
1996 Dottie Pepper & Juli Inkster win LPGA Diner's Club Golf Matches
1996 Jim Colbert & Bob Murphy wins Diner's Club Senior PGA Golf Matches
1996 Tom Lehman & Duffy Waldoff wins Diner's Club PGA Golf Matches
1997 SF 49ers retire Joe Montana's #16

That's All....

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