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Monday, December 2, 2019.



Birthdays


1578 Agostino Agazzari, composer
1678 Nicolaas S Cruquius, Dutch hydraulic engineer (drained Haarlemmermeer)
1728 Ferdinando Galiani, Italian economist/philosopher/diplomat
1760 Joseph Graetz, composer
1777 Henry Doeff, colonialist (wrote Dutch-Japanese dictionary)
1802 Melancthon Smith Wade, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1868
1813 Jacob Rosenhaim, composer
1821 Rufus Barringer, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1895
1825 JKLSBFXvPSMGRG Pedro II van Alcantara, Emperor of Brazil (1831-89)
1837 Charles Garrison Harker, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1864
1846 Pierre M Waldeck-Rousseau, French Min of Foreign affairs/premier
1856 Robert Kajanus, composer
1859 Georges Seurat, French painter, pointillist
1859 Georges Seurat, French painter, pointillist
1859 Georges Seurat, France, painter/pointillist (Grande Jatte)
1860 C T Studd, cricketer (brother of G B, five Tests for England)
1863 William Randolph Hearst, publisher, castle builder
1863 William Randolph Hearst, publisher, castle builder
1863 Gustav Wohlgemuth, composer
1866 Henry Thacker Burleigh, Erie Pa, black composer (Springarn Medal)
1868 Francis Jammes, French poet/writer (Jammisme)
1869 Jonas Cohn, German/English philosopher (Theory of the Dialects)
1870 Francis Louis Casadesus, French violinist/composer/conductor
1875 Frank Reicher, Munich Germany, actor (King Kong, Son of Kong)
1884 Ruth Draper, US, lecture artist [or 1989]
1885 George Minot, US physician, worked on anemia (Nobel 1934)
1885 Nˇkos Kazantazakˇs, Greek writer (Zorba the Greek)
1885 George Minot, US physician, worked on anemia (Nobel 1934)
1885 Nˇkos Kazantazakˇs, Greek writer (Zorba the Greek)
1885 George Minot, US, physician, worked on anemia (Nobel 1934)
1885 Nˇkos Kazantazakˇs, Greece, writer (Zorba, Last Temptation of Christ)
1892 Leo Ornstein, composer
1893 Julius Bissier, German painter
1893 Louis Freeman, band leader
1893 William Gaxton, SF Calif, actor (Destry, Convoy)
1894 Warren William, [Krech], Aitkin MN, actor (C‘sar in Cleopatra)
1895 Klaas Voskuil, journalist
1896 Georgi K Zjukov, marshal of Moskow/Stalingrad [NS-Dec 11]
1897 Rewi Alley, NZ, writer (Americans in China)
1899 John Barbirolli, English conductor (NY Philharmonic Orchestra)
1901 Staff Nees, Flemish organist/composer (Simon Peter)
1901 Staf Gustaf Frans Nees, Belgian composer
1902 Horace A Hildreth, (Gov-Maine, 1945-49)
1902 Miroslav Ponc, composer
1904 Donald Woods, Brandon Manitoba, actor (Tammy)
1905 Osvaldo Pugliese, musician/composer
1906 Peter Carl Goldmark, developed color TV & LP records.
1906 Peter Carl Goldmark, developed color TV & LP records.
1906 Eric Dalton, cricketer (2 centuries in 15 Tests for S Africa 1929-39)
1906 John Bentley, England, actor (Hammer the Tuff)
1906 Peter Carl Goldmark, developed color TV & LP records
1908 Robert F Simon, Mansfield Oh, actor (Man who shot Liberty Valance)
1908 Rufe Davis, OK, actor (Cocoanut Grove, Trail Blazers, Gangs of Sonora)
1910 Robert Paige, Indianapolis Ind, actor (Colgate Comedy Hour)
1914 Ray Walston, actor, (South Pacific, The Sting)
1914 Ray Walston, actor, (South Pacific, The Sting)
1914 Eddie Sauter, Bkln, musician (Sauter-Finegan Band, Sat Night Revue)
1914 Ray Walston, Laurel MS, actor (My Favorite Martian)
1915 Adolph Green, songwriter (married to Phyllis Newman)
1915 Nico Richter, composer
1915 Randolph Hearst, newspaper publisher
1916 John Bentley, Warwickshire England, actor (Chair)
1917 Ezra Stone, US, actor/producer (Henry Aldrich)
1918 Milton Delugg, LA Calif, orch leader (Tonight Show)
1919 Michael Geoffrey Corcos, medical researcher
1920 Robert Moevs, composer
1922 Leo V Gordon, Baltimore MD, actor (Circus Boy, Enos, Winds of War)
1923 Maria Callas, divine diva
1923 Maria Callas, divine diva
1923 Maria M Callas, NYC, soprano (Carmen) [or 12/4]
1923 Meshulam Riklis, husband of Pia Zadora
1924 Alexander Haig Jr, Bala-Cynwyd Pa, US Sec of State (1981-82)/General
1924 Jonathan Frid, actor (Barnabas Collins-Dark Shadows)
1925 Julie Harris, Grosse Pt Mich, actress (Bell Jar, East of Eden)
1929 Harvey Phillips, Aurora Missouri, tubist (NYC Ballet Orch)
1929 Jaap Boersma, Dutch minister for Social Affairs (ARP)
1929 Lowell North, Springfield Mass, yachtsman (Olympic-Gold-1968)
1931 Edwin Meese III, prude, US attorney General (1985-88)
1935 Jurg Wyttenbach, composer
1936 Peter Michael Braun, composer
1937 Brian Lumley, England, sci-fi author (Compleat Crow, Psychomech)
1940 Gerry Cheevers, NHL goalie (Bruin, longest undefeated streak-32 games)
1940 Willie Brown, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders)
1941 Paul C W Chu, China, physicist (superconductivity)
1941 Tom McGuiness, rocker (McGuiness-Flint)
1942 Bob E Smith, Sacramento CA, PGA golfer (1993 Yanase Cup)
1942 Ted Bluechel, San Pedro Ca, rock vocalist/drummer (Association)
1943 David Munden, rocker
1944 Botho Strauá, writer
1944 Cathy Lee Crosby, LA, actress (Coach, That's Incredible)
1944 Roger Omond, journalist
1945 Alan "Froggy" Thomson, cricketer (Australian quickie 1970-71)
1946 Gianne Versace, fashion designer (Versace)
1947 Dhiraj Parsana, cricket pace bowler (Indian v WI 1978-79)
1947 Michael Green, English TV/video producer
1948 Cathy Lee Crosby
1948 Cathy Lee Crosby
1948 Cathy Lee Crosby
1948 Cathy Lee Crosby
1948 Cathy Lee Crosby
1950 Merrill Ashley, St Paul Minn, ballerina (NYC Ballet)
1952 Keith Szarabajka, Oak Park IL, actor (Nightlife)
1952 Michael McDonald, St Louis, rock keyboardist/vocals (Doobie Brothers)
1953 Jay Dean Haas, St Louis MO, PGA golfer (1978 Andy Williams-San Diego)
1953 Meg Griffin, DJ (WNEW-FM, WPLJ-FM, WKRK-FM)/VJ (V-1)
1953 Myung-Whan Chung, Seoul Korea, pianist (Chung Sisters)
1954 Dan Butler, actor (Bob "Bulldog" Briscoe-Frasier)
1954 Danielle Alexander, Ft Worth Tx, country music pianist
1954 Huub Stapel, Dutch actor (Amsterdamned, Attic: Hiding of Anne Frank)
1954 Stone Phillips, news host (NBC Dateline)
1955 Dennis Christopher, Phila, actor (Breaking Away, California Dreaming)
1956 Steven Bauer, Havana Cuba, actor (Scarface, Thief of Hearts)
1958 Vladimir Parfenovich, USSR, 500m kayak (Olympic-gold-1980)
1959 Greg Barton, kayak (Olympics-2 gold-88)
1959 Patty Jordan, Buffalo NY, LPGA golfer (1988 Mitsubishi Motors Ocean)
1960 Rick Savage, bass player (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages)
1962 Tracy Austin
1962 Tracy Austin
1962 Tracy Austin
1962 Tracy Austin
1962 Tracy Austin
1964 Brian Habib, NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1964 Chip Hale, Santa Clara CA, infielder (Minn Twins)
1964 Yolanda Henry, Houston Texas, high jumper
1965 Karrie Mitchell, Arvada Colorado, Miss Colorado-America (1991-top 10)
1966 Anita Jokiel, Poland, gymnist (Olympic-1980)
1966 Clive Eksteen, cricketer (South African slow left-armer 1993)
1966 Kelly Buchberger, Langenburg, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)
1966 Rob Sullivan, Chicago Ill, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Tri-City Pro-Am)
1966 Zeke Jones, Yipsilanti Mich, 114« lbs freestyle wrestler (Oly-96)
1967 Naeem Akhtar, Rawalpindi cricket medium-pacer (10-28 vs Peshawar 1995)
1967 Sharry Konopski, Longview Wash, playmate (August, 1987)
1968 Darryl Kile, Garden Grove CA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
1968 Elna Reinach, Pretoria S Africa, tennis star
1968 Jiri Dopita, Sumperk CZE, hockey forward (Team Czech Oly-Gold-1998)
1968 Mark Harding, Bath England, keeper of Internet biographies
1968 Rena Sofer, actress (Rocky-Loving, Lois Cerullo-General Hospital)
1968 Rene‚ Tenison, Caldwell Id, playmate of the year (Nov, 1989)
1969 Lewis Bush, NFL outside linebacker (SD Chargers)
1969 O J McDuffie, NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
1969 Paul Francis Stankowski, Oxnard CA, PGA golfer (1994 Las Vegas-5th)
1970 Rene Pucher, Presov CZE, hockey forward (Team Slovakia)
1971 Jessie Hicks, WNBA forward/center (Utah Starzz)
1971 Rachel McQuillan, Merewether NSW Aust, tennis star (1989 Futures ITA)
1971 Roy van de Hill, soccer player (Roda JC)
1972 Alan Henderson, NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks)
1972 Chris Burns, CFL tackle (Calgary Stampeders)
1972 James Willis, linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
1972 Sunjith Somasunder, cricketer (Karnataka & India ODI opening bat 1996)
1972 Zack Crockett, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
1973 Monica Seles
1973 Monica Seles
1973 Monica Seles
1973 Monica Seles
1973 Monica Seles
1973 Kevin Feighery, NFL/WLAF punter (NY Giants, Panthers, Galaxy)
1973 Monica Seles, Novi Sad Yugoslavia, tennis star (US Open 1992)
1975 Brett Lindros, London, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)
1975 Mark Kotsay, Whittier CA, baseball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
1976 Jennifer Robinson, Barrie Ontario, (1996 Canadian Champ)
1981 Brittney Spears
1981 Brittney Spears
1981 Brittney Spears
1981 Brittney Spears
1981 Brittney Spears
1988 Edward EMG baron Downpatrick, grandson of English prince Edward

Events


Pan American Health Day
Pan American Health Day
1620 English language newspaper "Namloos" begins publishing in Amsterdam
1682 English earl of Shaftesbury flight to Amsterdam
1697 St Paul's Cathedral opens in London
1763 Touro shul of Newport RI dedicated (oldest existing US synagogue)
1777 British Gen Howe plots attack on Washington's army for Dec 4
1790 Austrian army occupies Brussels
1802 English sell Suriname to Dutch
1804 Napoleon becomes the first French emperor, crowning himself.
1804 Napoleon becomes the first French emperor, crowning himself.
1804 Napoleon Bonaparte crowned emperor of France in Paris by Pope Pius VII
1805 Napoleon defeats Russians & Austrians at Austerlitz
1805 Napoleon defeats Russians & Austrians at Austerlitz
1805 Napoleon defeats Russians & Austrians at Austerlitz
1812 James Madison re-elected president of US, E Gerry vice-pres
1813 Prince Willem Frederik accepts constitutional monarchy
1816 1st savings bank in US opens as the Philadelphia Savings Fund
1816 1st savings bank in US opens as the Philadelphia Savings Fund
1816 1st savings bank in US opens (Philadelphia Savings Fund Society)
1822 In San Salvador, a congress proposes incorporation into US
1823 President James Monroe declares his doctrine.
1823 President James Monroe declares his doctrine.
1823 President James Monroe declares his "Monroe Doctrine"
1840 Gaetano Donizetti's opera "La Favorita," premieres in Paris
1840 Opera "Die Favoritin" is produced (Paris)
1840 William H Harrison elected president of US
1848 Franz Josef I becomes emperor of Austria & King of Hungary
1852 2nd French empire established; Louis Napoleon becomes emperor
1864 Skirmish at Rocky Creek Church, Georgia
1868 1st British government of Disraeli resigns
1877 Camille Saint-Sa‰ns' opera "Samson et Dalila," premieres in Weimar
1882 Amsterdam Artis Zoo opens aquarium
1883 John Brahms' 3rd Symphony in F, premieres
1885 Opera "Regina di Saba," premieres in Vienna
1887 Amsterdam's Oscar Carr‚s Circus Theater opens
1887 Charles Dickens' 1st public reading in US (NYC)
1887 French president Gr‚vy (80) resigns
1891 52nd Congress (1891-93) convenes
1895 54th Congress (1895-97) convenes
1896 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Die versunkene Glocke," premieres in Berlin
1899 US & Germany agree to divide Samoa between them
1900 South African president Paul Kruger arrives in Germany
1901 Gillette patents 1st disposable razor
1901 King Camp Gillette begins selling safety razor blades
1902 Soccer team Go Ahead forms in Deventer
1907 English Professional Football Player's Association forms
1907 Tommy Burns KOs Gunner Moir in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1908 Pu Yi (Hsuan-T'ung) became China's Last Emperor at age 3
1913 Archdiocese of Managua created
1913 Govt -Barthou falls due to overtime conscription
1914 Austria army occupies Belgrade Serbia
1916 Baseballers who are injured now get full pay for duration of contract
1917 Han Yong-woon, found Zen awakening at Osean Monastery Korea
1922 10th CFL Grey Cup: Queen's University defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 13-1
1924 British-German trade agreement signed
1927 1st Model A Fords sold, for $385
1928 Cardinals 1B Jim Bottomley is voted NL MVP
1929 1st skull of Peking man found, 50 km out of Peking at Tsjoe Koe Tien
1932 "Adv of Charlie Chan" 1st heard on NBC-Blue radio network
1933 1st transatlantic telephone wedding (Bertil Clason-Sigrid Carlson)
1933 Fred Astaire's 1st film, "Dancing Lady," released
1934 5.08-m (200") Mt Palomar Observatory mirror is cast
1939 British Imperial Airways & British Airways merge to form BOAC
1939 NY's La Guardia Airport began operations as an airliner from Chicago lands, 1 minute after midnight
1941 Largest roller skating rink (outside of NYC) opens in Peekskill NY
1941 NY Giants name Mel Ott as player-manager, replacing Bill Terry
1941 Naval Intelligence ceases bugging Japanese consul
1941 Yamamoto sends his fleet to Pearl Harbor
1942 1st controlled nuclear reaction at University of Chicago.
1942 1st controlled nuclear reaction at University of Chicago.
1942 1st controlled nuclear chain reaction (Enrico Fermi-U of Chicago)
1943 1st RSHA transport out of Vienna reaches Birkenau camp
1944 10th Heisman Trophy Award: Les Horvath, Ohio State (QB)
1944 General De Gaulle arrives in Moscow
1944 German troops seize Betuwse dikes
1944 US 95th Infantry division occupies bridge at Saar
1947 13th Heisman Trophy Award: John Lujack, Notre Dame (QB)
1948 Stan Musial is picked NL MVP
1950 Vic Toweel knocks down Danny O'Sullivan 14 times in a title fight
1951 "Borscht Capades" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 90 performances
1951 Phila sets NFL record of 25 1st-downs rushing
1952 18th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Vessels, Oklahoma (HB)
1952 1st human birth televised to public (KOA-TV Denver, Colo)
1954 "Hit the Trail" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 4 performances
1954 Frank Selvy of Milwaukee sets then NBA record of 24 of 26 free throws
1954 US Senate censures Joe McCarthy (Sen-R-Wisc) for "conduct that tends to bring Senate into dishonor & disrepute"
1956 Fidel Castro lands with "Granma" on coast of Cuba
1957 first commercial atomic electric power plant goes to work in PA.
1957 first commercial atomic electric power plant goes to work in PA.
1957 1st US large scale nuclear power plant opens (Shippingport Penn)
1957 Sam Cooke's "You Send Me" reaches #1
1958 24th Heisman Trophy Award: Pete Dawkins, Army (HB)
1958 Benelux treaty signed by Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg
1958 KNOP TV channel 2 in North Platte, NB (NBC) begins broadcasting
1959 Malpasset dam collapses destroying French Riviera town of Frejus
1961 Fidel Castro declares he's a Marxist, & will lead Cuba to Communism
1961 Wind Bell, journal of SF Zen Center, begins publishing
1962 50th CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg beats Hamilton, 28-27 at Toronto [OT]
1963 1st Dutch rocket launched/reaches height of 10 km
1963 ML Rules Committee bans oversized catcher's mitts, effective in 1965
1964 Ringo Starr's tonsils are removed
1966 Love, Moby Grape & Lee Michaels perform at Fillmore East
1967 55th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Saskatchewan, 24-1
1968 Pres Nixon names Henry Kissinger security advisor
1969 "Buck White" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 7 performances
1969 Boeing 747 jumbo jet 1st public preview (Seattle to NYC)
1970 Environmental Protection Agency begins (Dir: William Ruckelshaus)
1970 Tippetts Opera "Knot Garden," premieres in London
1971 Soviet Mars 3 is first to soft land on Mars
1971 Soviet Mars 3 is first to soft land on Mars
1971 Soviet Mars 3 is 1st to soft land on Mars
1971 United Arab Emirates, (Trucial States) declares independence from UK
1971 Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujeira, Sharjah & Umm ak Qiwain form United Arab Emirates
1971 Zayid bin Sultan Al Nuhayyan of Abu Dhabi becomes pres of UAE
1972 "December Giant" largest sinkhole in US collapses (Alabama)
1972 "Via Galactica" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 7 performances
1972 60th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Saskatchewan, 13-10
1972 In 1 of their worst trades Yanks get Rich McKinney for Stan Bahnsen
1973 62nd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (5-0)
1973 Capital Centre (USAir Arena) in Wash DC opens
1973 US Air Arena opens in Landover Maryland, Bullets beat Seattle, 98-96
1974 Cowhide, rather than just horsehide, can be used to make baseballs
1974 Giant Baba beats Jack Brisco in Kagoshimi, to become NWA champ
1974 Soyuz 16 launched into Earth orbit for 6 days
1975 Lao People's Democratic Republic founded (National Day)
1975 Lao People's Democratic Republic founded (National Day)
1975 7 South Moluccans hijack train at Wijster Drente, 3 killed
1975 G S Chappell gets ton in each inn of 1st Test Cricket as capt v WI
1975 Laos king Sisavang Vatthana resigns, republic forms
1975 Lao People's Democratic Republic founded (National Day)
1978 Chanting "Allah is great," anti-Shah protesters poured through Tehran
1978 Neil Diamond & Barbra Striesand's "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" hits #1
1978 Streisand & Diamond's "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," goes #1
1979 Crowds attack US embassy at Tripoli Libya
1979 Foots Walker becomes 1st Cleve Cavalier to score a triple-double
1979 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1980 4 American Maryknoll nuns killed by death squads in El Salvador
1981 Fernando Valenzuela (Dodgers) wins NL Rookie of the Year
1981 Moscone Convention Center, SF opens at 11:30 AM
1981 Spanish government requests membership in NATO
1982 1st permanent artificial heart successfully implanted.
1982 1st permanent artificial heart successfully implanted.
1982 1st permanent artificial heart successfully implanted (U of Utah) in retired dentist Barney Clark; lived 112 days with Jarvic-7 heart
1984 4th meeting of Giants-Jets, Giants even series at 2 with 20-10 win
1984 Bob Holland takes 9-83 for NSW against South Australia, SCG
1984 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1985 "Mystery of Edwin Drood" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 608 perfs
1985 Philipine Chief staff Gen Fabian speaks of B Aquino's murder
1985 Rupert Holmes' musical "Mystery of Edwin Drood," premieres in NYC
1986 Dow-Jones index hits record 1955.57
1987 Chicago City Council elects Eugene Sawyer acting mayor
1987 Jennifer Steele, 17, of Colo becomes Miss Teen of America [Approx]
1987 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1987 "334" club forms as 334 brave Devil fans journey through 20" of snow to attend NJ Devils 7-5 victory over Calgary at Meadowlands
1988 "Naked Gun" premieres, a movie based on TV's "Police Squad"
1988 5 gunmen who hijacked Soviet Aeroflot jet, surrender in Israel
1988 STS-27 Atlantis launched (Secret military mission)
1988 UN votes 151-2 (Isr & US) to move PLO debate to Geneva, Brit abstains
1989 55th Heisman Trophy Award: Andre Ware, Houston (QB)
1989 KHJ-TV in Los Angeles CA changes call letters to KCAL-TV
1989 Vishwanath Pratap Singh sworn in as president of India
1990 1st parlimentary election in newly reunified Germany
1990 1st time 12 people in space
1990 79th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in St Petersburg (3-2)
1990 Beth Daniel/Davis Love wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1990 US 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) launches into orbit
1991 Bobby Bonilla signs record $29 million-5 year pact with NY Mets
1991 Muslim Shites release American held in Lebanon hostage Joseph Cicippio
1992 WQEW-AM radio replaces WQXR on 1560 in NYC
1993 A Websters musical "Sunset Promenade" premieres in LA
1993 Dow-Jones hits record 3702.11
1993 Houston Rockets tie NBA record of 15-0 start
1993 Space shuttle STS-61 (Endeavour 5), launches
1994 "Cobb" premieres
1994 Achille Lauro (Willem Ruys) sinks off the coast of Somalia
1994 Andrew Lloyd Webber admitted to the hospital for ulcer treatment
1994 Jury finds Heidi Fleiss guilty of running a call girl ring
1995 17th ACE Cable Awards
1997 MCI Center opens in Wash DC, Wizards vs SuperSonics

That's All....

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