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Thursday, December 20, 2018.



Birthdays


1539 Paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer
1579 John Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized)
1594 Giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer
1606 Christoph Schultze, composer
1629 Pieter de Hoogh, Dutch painter
1659 Fran‡ois Fagel, Dutch lawyer/statesman
1720 Charles Edward Stuart, [Bonnie Prince Charlie/Young Pretender]
1729 Franz Xaver Thomas Pokorny, composer
1758 Othon Joseph Vandenbroek, composer
1774 Guillaume-Perre-Antoine Gatayes, composer
1786 Pietro Raimondi, composer
1805 Thomas Graham, the father of colloid chemistry
1805 Thomas Graham, the father of colloid chemistry
1805 Thomas Graham, father of colloid chemistry
1807 Richard Lucian Page, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1901
1808 Thomas Tinsley Craven, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1887
1809 Friedrich Karl Kuhmstedt, composer
1812 Achille Peri, composer
1813 Samuel Jordan Kirkwood, (Gov-Iowa)/US Sect of Interior (1881-82)
1819 John Geary, 1st SF postmaster, 1st mayor (May 1, 1850)
1825 Romeyn Beck Ayres, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1888
1833 Dr Samuel A. Mudd, convicted of giving medical aid to J.W. Booth
1833 Dr Samuel A. Mudd, convicted of giving medical aid to J.W. Booth
1833 Samuel A Mudd, doctor, convicted of giving medical aid to JW Booth
1841 Ferdinand-douard Buisson, France, educator (Nobel Peace Prize 1927)
1858 Jean/Johannes T "Jan" Toorop, Dutch painter/graphic artist (3 Brides)
1859 Antonius J Derkinderen, Dutch painter/etcher
1865 Maude Gonne, Irish nationalist (Irish Joan of Arc)
1867 Fini Valdemar Henriques, composer
1868 Harvey Firestone
1868 Harvey Firestone
1868 Harvey Firestone
1868 Harvey Firestone, tiremaker
1868 Harvey Firestone
1868 Harvey Firestone, tiremaker
1868 Harvey Firestone
1868 Harvey S Firestone, Industrialist, where the rubber meets the road
1869 Charley Grapewin, Xenia OH, actor (Wizard of Oz, Libeled Lady)
1870 Pieter C Boutens, Dutch poet (Voices, Carmina)
1871 Henry Kimball Hadley, composer
1872 Lorenzo Perosi, Italian composer
1875 T F Powys, Wales, writer (Captain Patch, Goat Green)
1876 Jan Van Oudshoorn, [Jan K Feylbrief], Dutch writer (Maze of Senses)
1876 Walter S Adams, US astronomer/director of Mount Wilson (1923-46)
1881 Branch Rickey, baseball executive (Dodgers)
1884 Marius HLW "Max" Blokzijl, Dutch nazi collaborator/traitor
1886 Domingo Julio Gomez Garcia, composer
1886 Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman, Calif, tennis player (US Open 1909-11)
1889 Bozidar Sirola, composer
1894 Robert Menzies, Australian PM (1939-41, 1949-66)
1895 Susanne Langer, US, philosopher/educator (Philosophy in a New Key)
1898 Irene Dunne
1898 Irene Dunne
1898 Irene Dunne
1898 Irene Dunne
1898 Irene Dunne
1898 Irene [Marie] Dunne, Louisville, actress (Show Boat, I Remember Mama)
1900 Gabby Harnett, (NL MVP 1935)
1901 Louis I Kahn, US architect [or Feb 20]
1901 Robert Van de Graaff, Alabama, physicist (Mobility of Gaseous Ions)
1902 George EAE, English prince/earl of St Andrews
1902 Max Lerner, US, columnist (NY Post)
1902 Sidney Hook, anticommunist philosopher (Paradoxes of Freedom)
1904 Irene Dunne, actress, "Life With Father"
1904 Irene Dunne, actress, "Life With Father"
1904 Albert Van Dekker, Brooklyn NY, actor (Dr Cyclops, Beau Gesture)
1904 [Schmidt] Hans Burkhardt, artist
1905 "Tiger" Bill O'Reilly, cricketer (mighty Australian leg-spinner)
1906 Dick White, head of British secret service (MI-5/MI-6)
1906 Irving Krick, meteorologist
1906 Lowell Gilmore, MN, actor (Living Christ Series)
1908 Giulio Cesare Brero, composer
1908 Norman Hackforth, broadcaster
1909 Vagn Holmboe, composer
1911 Hortense Calisher, NYC, novelist (Arts & Letters 1967)
1915 Aziz Nesin, writer
1918 Audrey Totter, Joliet Ill, actress (Carpetbaggers, Set-Up)
1920 V„in” Linna, writer
1922 George Roy Hill
1922 George Roy Hill
1922 George Roy Hill
1922 George Roy Hill
1922 George Roy Hill
1922 Charita Bauer, Newark NJ, actress (Guiding Light, Aldrich Family)
1922 George Roy Hill, dir (Slap Shot, Little Drummer Girl, Little Romance)
1923 Nadine Gordimer, Springs South Africa, novelist
1924 Errol John, Port-of-Spain Trinidad, actor (PT-109, Assault on a Queen)
1924 F Mayr”cker, writer
1924 Ingeborg E A "Inge" Beekman, actress (Horizon)
1925 Bob de Moor, Flemish comic strip artist (Kuifje, Lion of Flanders)
1925 Datuk Seri Mahathir bin Mahamad, premier of Malaysia (1981- )
1925 Frederick Edward Nicklin, architect
1925 Vlastimir Nikolovski, composer
1926 David Levine, US painter
1927 Jim Simpson, sportscaster
1928 Charles Donald Adams, singer
1928 Jack Christiansen, Kansas, NFL hall of famer defensive back (Lions)
1929 Milan Panic, premier of little Yugoslavia
1932 John Hillerman, actor (Magnum PI)
1933 Gordon Getty
1933 Rik Van Looy, Belgian cyclist (world champion, 1961)
1935 Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla, cricketer (166 on debut Pakistan v Aust 1964)
1938 John Harris Harbison, Orange NJ, composer
1939 Agatha N "Kim" Weston, US gospel/singer (It Takes Two)
1939 Dianne Arndt, artist/photographer
1939 Klaus Schweizer, composer
1940 Larry Willis, rock keyboardist (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
1941 Frank Creton, Suriname/Neth painter
1942 Robert L Hayes, Jacksonville Fla, 100m/4x100m runner (Oly-2 gold-1964)
1943 Angel Tompkins, Albany Calif, actress (Gloria-Search) [or 12/29/49]
1944 G Wolfgruber, writer
1944 Robert Colomby, NYC, rock drummer (Blood Sweat & Tears-When I Die)
1946 Uri Geller
1946 Uri Geller
1946 Uri Geller
1946 Uri Geller
1946 Uri Geller
1946 John Spencer, actor (Tommy Mullanney-LA Law)
1946 Patti Smith, singer/songwriter
1946 Uri Geller, Israel, psychic (bends forks)
1947 Gigliola Cinquetti, Italian singer
1947 Peter Criss[coula], Bkln NY, rocker (Kiss-Beth)
1948 "Little" Stevie Wright, rocker (Easybeats)
1949 Claudia Jennings, [Mary Ellen Chestrerton], Minn, playmate (Nov, 1969)
1950 Alex Chllton, rocker
1952 Jenny Agutter, Taunton England, actress (Logan's Run, Equus, Amy)
1952 Sergio Vastano, Italian actor (Nightclub, Prete Bello)
1955 Ed Kuepper, German/Australian, singer/songwriter (Saints)
1955 Pierre Bokma, Dutch actor (Avonden, Leedvermaak)
1955 Sammy Mitchell, US programmer (Qedit/TSE/Semware)
1956 Blanche Baker, NYC, actress/Carroll Baker's Daughter (French Postcard)
1957 Anita Baker, [Ward], Detroit Mi, vocalist (Rapture)
1957 Billy Bragg, singer/songwriter
1957 Mike Watt, US bassist (Rockband Firehose)
1958 Billy Bragg, British rocker (It Says Here, Ideology)
1959 David Lutz, NFL guard/tackle (Detroit Lions)
1960 Carolyn Seaward, Devonshire England, Miss United Kingdom (1979)
1960 John Fitzgerald, Australia, tennis star
1960 Piet Keur, Dutch soccer player/trainer, (SC Heerenveen, AZ)
1961 Bonnie Marino, Cleveland Oh, playmate (Jun, 1990)
1961 Gale Gilbert, NFL quarterback (SD Chargers)
1961 Nate Newton, NFL guard (Dallas Cowboys)
1962 Thomas Newberry, NFL guard (Pitts Steelers)
1963 Karen Moncrieff, Sacramento Calif, actress (Xtro 3, Days of Our Lives)
1963 Pam Casale, Camden NJ, tennis player (Marco Island finals 1985)
1966 Chris Robinson, singer (Black Crowes)
1966 Ed de Goey, Dutch soccer goalie (Feyenoord)
1966 Tim Hauck, NFL safety (Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks)
1967 Duncan Kennedy, Burlington Calif, luger (Olympics-1994)
1967 Wendy Hamilton, Detroit Mich, playmate (Dec, 1991)
1969 Bobby Phills, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Charlotte Hornets)
1970 Dino Felicetti, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
1970 Grant Flower, cricketer (bro of Andy Zimbabwe Test opening batsman)
1970 Jason Simmons, CFL/WLAF defensive tackle (Roughriders, Claymores)
1970 Scott Slutzker, tight end (Indianapolis Colts)
1970 Tony Semple, NFL guard (Detroit Lions)
1970 Travis Green, Castlegar, NHL center (NY Islanders)
1971 Jerry Ellison, NFL running back (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1972 Jan Caloun, hockey forward (Team Czech Oly-Gold-1998)
1972 Jonathan Wyatt, Lower Hutt NZ, 5000m (Olympics-96)
1973 Barry Stokes, WLAF offensive linesman (Rhein Fire)
1973 Cory Stillman, Peterborough, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
1973 Jenny Boucek, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)
1973 Muadianvita Kazadi, linebacker (St Louis Rams)
1974 Augie Ojeda, LA Calif, baseball infielder (Olympics-bronze-96)

Events


69 General Vespasianus occupies Rome
1046 Synod of Sutri: German king Henry III removes Popes Gregory VI,
1046 Benedictus IX & Silvester III & names Bishop Siutger, Pope Clemens II
1192 Richard the Lionhearted captured in Vienna
1448 Pope Nicolaas V named Utrechts bishop Rudolf of Diepholt, cardinal
1585 English fleet & earl Robert Dudley van Leicester reach Vlissingen
1600 Ottario Rinuccini/Giulio Caccini's opera "Euridice" published
1606 Virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown
1606 Virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown
1606 Virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown Va
1626 Emperor Ferdinand II/Transylvanian monarch G bor Betlen signs Peace of Pressburg
1661 Corporation Act enforced in England
1669 1st jury trial in Delaware; Marcus Jacobson condemned for insurrection & sentenced to flogging, branding & slavery
1688 Prince Willem III's troops pull into London
1694 Frederik van Brandenburg flees Schweiben
1699 Peter the Great orders Russian New Year changed: Sept 1 to Jan 1
1699 Peter the Great orders Russian New Year changed: Sept 1 to Jan 1
1699 Peter the Great ordered Russian New Year changed-Sept 1 to Jan 1
1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie's army meets de Esk
1780 England declares war on Netherlands
1790 first successful US cotton mill, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island
1790 first successful US cotton mill, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island
1790 1st successful US cotton mill to spin yarn (Pawtucket, RI)
1803 Louisiana Purchase officially transferred from France to the US.
1803 Louisiana Purchase officially transferred from France to the US.
1803 Louisiana Purchase formally transferred from France to US for $27M
1820 Missouri imposes a $1 bachelor tax on unmarried men from 21-50
1820 Missouri imposes a $1 bachelor tax on unmarried men from 21-50
1820 Missouri imposes a $1 bachelor tax on unmarried men between 21 & 50
1823 Franz Schuberts "Ballet-Musik aus Rosamunde," premieres in Vienna
1830 England, France, Prussia, Austria & Russia recognize Belgium
1850 Hawaiian post office established
1860 South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the union.
1860 South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the union.
1860 SC votes 169-0 for Ordinace of Secession, 1st state to secede
1861 Battle of Dranesville, VA
1862 -Dec 20th] Battle of Kelly's Ford, VA
1862 -Jan 3rd] Vicksburg campaign
1862 Battle of Holly Spring, MS
1862 Brig-gen Nathan B Forrest occupies Trenton, Kentucky
1864 -Dec 27th] Battle of Ft Fisher, NC
1865 De Clear-Alkmaar railway opens
1879 Tom Edison privately demonstrated incandescent light at Menlo Park
1880 Battle at Bronker's Spruit, Transvaal: Farmers beat Britten
1880 NY's Broadway lit by electricity, becomes known as "Great White Way"
1883 Intl cantilever railway bridge opens at Niagara Falls
1891 Strongman Louis Cyr withstands pull of 4 horses
1892 Phileas Fogg completes around world trip, according to Verne
1892 the pneumatic automobile tire is patented
1892 Phileas Fogg completes around world trip, according to Verne
1892 the pneumatic automobile tire is patented
1892 Phileas Fogg completes around world trip, according to Verne
1892 Pneumatic automobile tire patented, Syracuse, NY
1893 1st state anti-lynching statue approved, in Georgia
1894 Day Six 1T Aus v Eng Australia need 177 to win, all out 166
1894 England beat Australia by 10 runs in the 1st six-day Test Cricket
1900 Giacobini discovers a comet (will be 1st comet visited by spacecraft)
1906 Venezuela (under vice-pres Gomez) attacks Dutch fleet
1907 Explosion at Yolande Alabama, coal mine kills 91
1912 J Hartley Manners' "Peg O' My Heart," premieres in NYC
1912 Paul Claudels "L'Annonce Faite … Marie," premieres in Paris
1915 Russian troops overrun Qom, Persia
1917 Russian secret police in Czech forms under Felix Dzerzjinski
1918 Eugene O'Neill's "Moon of the Caribees," premieres in NYC
1919 Canadian National Railways established (longest on continent with more than 50,000 kilometers of track in US & Canada)
1919 Canadian National Railways established (longest on continent with more than 50,000 kilometers of track in US & Canada)
1919 Canadian Natl Railways established (N America's longest, 50,000 KM)
1919 US House of Representatives restricts immigration
1920 Bert Collins scores 104 on Test Cricket debut v England SCG
1920 Bob Hope became an American citizen
1921 AL votes to return to best-of-7 World Series, while NL votes best-of-9 Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis casts deciding vote for best-of-7
1922 14 republics form Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics (USSR)
1922 Polish parliament selects Stanislaw Wojcieckowski as president
1924 Adolf Hitler freed from jail early
1926 Cards trade Rogers Hornsby to Giants for Frankie Frisch & Jimmy Ring
1926 Pope Pius XI convicts fascist pursuit in Italy
1926 Sidney Howard's "Silver Cord," premieres in NYC
1928 1st internationsl dogsled mail leaves Minot, Maine for Montr‚al, QuŠ
1928 Ethel Barrymore Theater opens at 243 W 47th St NYC
1929 Heinie Wagner replaces Bill Carrigan as Red Sox manager
1929 Mount Davidson dedicated as a SF city park
1930 Learie Constantine cricket 100 in 52 mins WI v Tas (10x4, 1x6, 1x5)
1932 Queensland all out 74 v Victoria, Ironmonger (age 50) 7-13
1933 Bolivia & Paraguay sign weapon cease fire
1935 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Ad Catholici Sacerdotii
1937 Bill O'Reilly takes 9-41 for NSW against South Australia
1938 Vladimir K Zworykin (Penn) receives patent on Iconoscope TV system
1939 Radio Australia starts shortwave service
1939 Radio Australia starts shortwave service
1939 Radio Australia begins overseas shortwave service
1940 Connie Mack acquires controlling interest in the Athletics for $42,000
1941 Free France under adm Muselier occupies St-Pierre et Miqu‚lon
1941 Japanese troops lands on Mindanao
1942 1st Japanese bombing of Calcutta
1943 "International" is no longer USSR National Anthem
1944 Archbishop De Young & bishop Huibers condemn black market
1944 Battle of Bastogne, Nazis surround 101st Airborne (NUTS!)
1944 Bishop forbids membership in non Catholic unions
1944 Terence Rattigans "O Mistress Mine," premieres in London
1945 Rationg of auto tires ends in US
1946 Darius Milhaud's 2nd Symphony, premieres
1948 Second Chamber accept 2nd Police Action in Indonesia
1949 Maurice Ravel/John Cranko's ballet "Beauty & the Beast," premieres
1950 "Harvey," starring James Stewart, premieres in NY
1952 KHQ TV channel 6 in Spokane, WA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 KID (now KIDK) TV channel 3 in Idaho Falls, ID (CBS) 1st broadcasting
1953 KWTV TV channel 9 in Oklahoma City, OK (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 Military coup under colonel Simbolon in Sumatra
1956 Montgomery, Ala, removed race-based seat assignments on its buses
1957 Elvis Presley given draft notice to join US Army for National Service
1959 Jasu Patel takes 9-69, India v Australia at Kanpur
1960 Auschwitz-commandant Richard B„r arrested in German FR
1962 D Sjostakovitz opera "Katerina Ismailova," premieres in Moscow
1962 Osmond brothers debut on Andy Williams Show
1963 Berlin Wall opens for 1st time to West Berliners
1963 Massemba-Debate elected pres of Congo-Brazzaville
1963 Trial against 21 camp guards of Auschwitz begins
1964 Levi Eshkol forms Israeli govt
1966 Brussels: Nuclear Planning Group established
1966 NBA awards Seattle Supersonics a franchise for 1967-68 season
1966 Nuclear Planning Group forms in Brussels
1966 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 "Graduate," starring Dustin Hoffman & Anne Bancroft, premieres
1967 474,300 US soldiers in Vietnam
1967 Ian Anderson & Glenn Cornick form rock group Jethro Tull
1969 Peter, Paul & Mary's "Leaving on a Jet Plane" reaches #1
1970 Edward Gierek succeeds Wladyslaw Gomulka as Poland's party leader
1971 Pakistan president Yahya Khan resigns
1972 Neil Simons "Sunshine Boys," premieres in NYC
1973 AL pres Joe Cronin refuses to allow Dick Williams to manage Yankees
1973 Dutch Antillean govt of Evertsz forms
1973 Montreal Canadien Henri Richard scores his 1,000th NHL point
1974 Ethiopia becomes socialist one-party state
1974 George Harrison releases his "Dark Horse" album in UK
1975 Joe Walsh recruited to join Eagles
1975 Pope Paul VI named J Willebrands archbishop of Utrecht
1976 "Music Is" opens at St James Theater NYC for 8 performances
1976 Israel's PM Yitzhak Rabin resigns
1977 1st Space walk made by G Grechko from Salyut
1977 RAF -terrorist Knut Folkerts sentenced to 20 years
1978 H R Haldeman, Nixon's White House chief of staff released from jail
1980 NBC broadcasts NY Jets' 24-17 win over Dolphins without audio
1980 USSR formally announces death of Alexei Kosygin
1981 "Dreamgirls" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 1522 performances
1981 Browns set team records for most fumbles (9) & most turnovers (10)
1981 Doug Small (Winnipeg Jets) ties NHL record scoring at 5 second mark
1981 Harry Krieger/Tom Eyen's musical "Dreamgirls," premieres in NYC
1983 El Salvador adopts constitution
1983 Guy Lafleur, Montreal, became 10th NHLer to score 500 goals
1983 NY Islanders score their most goals (11) vs Pitts Penguins
1983 PLO chairman Yasser Arafat & 4,000 loyalists evacuate Lebanon
1984 33 unknown Bach keyboard works found in Yale library
1984 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1985 Denis Potvin passes Bobby Orr as NHL defenseman scorer (916 points)
1985 Howard Cosell retires from television sports after 20 years with ABC
1985 Position of American Poet Laureate established (Robert Warren is 1st)
1986 White teenagers beat blacks in Howard Beach, NY
1987 Larry Wall releases Perl version 1.
1987 Larry Wall releases Perl version 1.
1987 Larry Wall releases Perl version 1.
1987 Larry Wall releases Perl version 1.
1987 Larry Wall releases Perl version 1.
1987 "Nuts" with Barbra Striesand premieres
1987 76th Davis Cup: Sweden beats India in Gothenburg (5-0)
1987 Dona Paz ferry sinks after crash with oil tanker Vector, 4386 die
1987 Nancy Lopez/Miller Barber wins LPGA Mazda Golf Championship
1988 Animal rights terrorists fire-bomb Harrod's dept store, London
1988 NBC signs lease to stay in NYC, 33 more years
1988 Premier Ranasinghe Premadasa elected pres of Sri Lanka
1989 Premier Lubbers sees CDA-party leader Elco Brinkman as successor
1989 US troops invade Panama & oust Manuel Noriega, but don't catch him
1990 Pentagon warns Saddam that US air power is ready to attack on 1/15
1990 Robert F X Sillerman purchases WAFL NY-NJ Knights for $11 million
1990 Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze resigns
1991 NHL grants permanent membership to Tampa Lightning & Ottawa Senators
1991 Paul Keating installed as premier of Australia
1992 Northwest & KLM introduce a new joint logo "Worldwide Reliability"
1992 Slobodan Milosevic re-elected president of Serbia
1993 Donald Trump weds Marla Maples
1995 "Paul Roebson" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 14 performances
1995 American Flight 965 crashes in Columbia, 159 die, 5 survive
1998 Wendy's Three-Tour Golf Challenge
1999 Portugal returns Macau to China

That's All....

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