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Saturday, December 22, 2018.



Birthdays


1400 Luca della Robbia, Italy, sculptor (Madonna of Rose Garden)
1428 Richard Neville Warwick, 2nd earl of Salisbury
1452 Jakob Obrecht, Brabant, composer
1459 Djem Sultan, son of Turks sultan Mehmed II
1515 Mary of Lorraine, France, pro-French Regent of Scotland
1523 Charles "Cardinal" of Bourbon, archbishop Rouen
1573 Ernst Casimir, count of Nassau-Dietz/mayor of Frisia/Groningen
1624 Tomas Micieres, composer
1643 Rene-Robert Cavelier La Salle, France, French explorer (Louisiana)
1684 Johann J Dillenius, [Dillen], German botanist (Historia Muscorum)
1696 James Oglethorpe, English general, author, colonizer of Georgia
1696 James Oglethorpe, English general, author, colonizer of Georgia
1696 James Oglethorpe, England, General/author/colonizer (Georgia)
1700 Egbert de Vrij Temminck, Amsterdam regent
1702 Jean E Liotard, [Turk], Swiss painter (Madame d'Epinay)
1710 Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, composer, son of J.S. Bach
1723 Carl Friedrich Abel, German/British viola-da-gamba-player/composer
1727 William Ellery, signed Declaration of Independence
1727 William Ellery, signed Declaration of Independence
1727 William Ellery, US attorney/signer (Declar of Independence)
1728 Charles Frederick, Baden, liberal ruler of Baden
1735 Ulrich Brker, writer
1744 Abigail Adams, Weymouth Mass, 2nd first lady (1797-1801)
1753 Dugald Stewart, Edinburgh Scot, philosopher (Scottish common sense)
1761 Dorothea Jordan, Ireland, French comedic actress
1764 Barbara Juliane Krudener, Latvia, mystic visionary renounced nobility
1767 Andreas Hofer, South Tirol, milt leader (fought Napoleon's France)
1768 John Crome, [Old Crome], English landscape painter/etcher
1787 Rasmus Rask, Denmark, language scholar
1795 Thomas Ainsworth, English/Neth industrialist (Twentse textile)
1803 Joseph King Fenno Mansfield, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1862
1808 Thomas Cook, England, tour director (Thomas Cook & Son)
1809 Benedict Augustin Morel, Vienna, Fren psychologist (dementia praecox)
1812 Johanne Luise Heiberg, Copenhagen Denmark, actress (Romeo & Juliet)
1815 Johann J Bachofen, Swiss judicial historian
1815 Lucien Petipa, French dancer/choreographer/ballet leader
1819 P.O. Bonnet --1892
1819 P.O. Bonnet --1892
1819 P.O. Bonnet --1892
1819 P.O. Bonnet --1892
1819 Franz Wilhelm Abt, German composer/choir conductor
1819 George Eliot, England, Victorian novelist (Adam Bede)
1819 P.O. Bonnet --1892
1821 Giovanni Bottesini, composer
1826 James Scott Negley, (Union volunteers Major General, died in 1901)
1830 Justin M'Carthy, Ireland, Irish politician/novelist (Miss Misanthrope)
1831 Mark Rutherford, writer
1831 Robert Ogden Tyler, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1874
1832 Edward Hatch, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1889
1842 Jose Maria de Heredia, Cuba, French sonnet poet
1842 Nicola d' Arienzo, composer
1844 Izydor Lotto, composer
1846 Andreas Hallen, composer
1846 Oscar Carr, Dutch circus director
1847 Heihatjir Tj, Japan, admiral (Russian-Japanese war)
1849 Fritz Mauthner, Bohemia, German author/philosopher (skepticism)
1853 Maria Teresa Carreno, composer
1856 Frank Kellogg, Sec. of State, tried to outlaw war (Nobel 1929)
1856 Frank Kellogg, Sec. of State, tried to outlaw war (Nobel 1929)
1856 Frank Kellogg, Sec of State (1925-29), try to outlaw war (Nobel 1929)
1857 George [Robert] Gissing, England, novelist
1858 Giacomo Puccini, composer
1858 Giacomo Puccini, composer
1858 Giacomo Puccini, Lucca Italy, opera composer (La Bohme, La Tosca)
1859 Cecil [James] Sharp, London England, folk musician
1861 Erich Schaeder, German theologist (Theocentric Theology)
1862 Connie Mack, HOF baseball executive/manager (Phila A's 1900-1950)
1863 Ch'i Pai-shih, China, traditional Chinese painter
1863 Jean-Baptiste Marchand, Thoissey France, soldier/explorer (Sudan)
1866 Mieczyslaw Surzynski, composer
1867 Frantisek X Salda, Czech writer/critic
1867 Joseph [Maria] Olbrich, Silesia, German architect (Wiener Sezession)
1867 [Karl Eduard] Wilhelm Groener, Germany, general
1868 John Nance Garner, Texas, (VP-D-1933-41)
1869 Andre[-Paul-Guillaume] Gide, Paris France, writer (Nobel 1947)
1869 Edwin Arlington Robinson, US, poet (Richard Corey)
1873 L[eopold] S[tennett] Amery, British politician
1873 Matteo Giulio Bartoli, Austria-Hungary, linguist
1874 Franz Schmidt, composer
1874 Herman Harrell Horne, Clayton NC, philosopher (idealism)
1875 Antoine Mariotte, composer
1875 John P "Jan" Musch, Dutch actor (Dead Water)
1876 Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Ital writer (Futurism e Futurista)
1877 Endre Ady, Hungary, lyric poet
1879 Ralph Hawtrey, Buckinghamshire England, economist (multiplier)
1879 Stanislas Bizot, French world checker champion (1925)
1881 Enver Pasa, Istanbul Turkey, Turkish politician
1882 Charles Vildrac, Paris France, poet/playwright
1883 Arthur James Cook, England, union leader (coal miners)
1883 Edgard Victor Achille C Varse, Paris France, composer (Innisation)
1885 Joseph Deems Taylor, NYC, composer (Peter Ibbetson)
1887 Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indies mathematician (/Notebooks)
1888 Joseph Arthur Rank, English film magnate/baron
1889 Mikha`il Na'imah, Lebanon, playwright
1889 Minor Watson, Marianna AR, actor (Woman of the Year, Viva Cisco Kid)
1890 Charles de Gaulle, Lille France, premier of France
1890 Mark Tobey, US abstract painter (Broadway Norm)
1891 Edward L Bernays, Vienna Austria, 1st public relations agent
1896 Nikolay Semyonovich Tikhonov, St Petersburg Russia, poet
1898 Lionel Charles Robbins, Middlesex England, economist
1899 Gustaf Gruendgens, Duesseldorf Germany, actor/director (M)
1899 Hoagy Carmichael, Bloomington Ind, pianist/composer
1899 Wiley Post, Texas, aviation pioneer
1900 Alan Dudley Bush, composer pianist/teacher
1901 Andr Kostelanetz, St Petersburg Russia, conductor (Lincoln Portrari)
1901 Joaquin Rodrigo, Spain, composer
1902 Jacques-Philippe Leclerc, France, WW II hero (liberator of Paris)
1902 Joe Adonis, Italy, American crime-syndicate boss in NY & NJ
1903 Barbara Moore, doctor, walked across US in 86 days in 1960
1903 H Keffer Hartline, US, biophysicist (Nobel 1967)
1903 Marc Lavry, composer
1904 Louis-Eugene-Felix Neel, Lyon France, physicist (Nobel 1970)
1905 Kenneth Rexroth, US, poet/critic/translator (Birds in the Bush)
1905 Pierre Brasseur, [Espinasse], French actor (Enfants du Paradis)
1907 Peggy Ashcroft, Croydon England, actress (Dear Brutus, Happy Days)
1907 Yoshio Hasegawa, composer
1908 Giacomo Manz, Italy, sculptor (St Peter, Laurenskerk, Lenin Prize)
1908 Marius F Duintjer, Dutch architect
1908 Max Bill, Swiss painter/sculptor/politician (Ruban Sans Fin)
1909 Alan Carney, [David Boughal], Brooklyn NY, actor (Zombies on Broadway)
1910 Richard Ainley, Middlesex England, actor (I Dood It, Above Suspicion)
1911 Grote Reber, US, astronomer (1st parabolic radio telescope)
1912 Lady Bird Johnson
1912 Lady Bird Johnson
1912 Lady Bird Johnson
1912 Lady Bird Johnson
1912 Lady Bird Johnson
1912 Claudia A "Lady Bird" Taylor Johnson, 1st lady (1963-1969)
1912 Doris Duke, NYC, heiress (American Tobacco Co)
1912 Henry Armstrong, held feather/light/welterweight boxing titles (1938)
1913 Anthony Barber Doncaster, bookseller
1913 Benjamin Britten, Suffolk England, opera composer
1917 Gene Rayburn
1917 Gene Rayburn
1917 Gene Rayburn
1917 Gene Rayburn
1917 Gene Rayburn
1917 Andrew Fielding Huxley, London England, physiologist (Nobel 1963)
1917 Gene Rayburn, Christopher Ill, TV game show host (Match Game)
1917 Piet De Somer, Belgian rector (U of Leuven)
1918 Frankie Darro, Chicago IL, actor (Radio Ranch, Valley of Wanted Men)
1918 William Kennedy, baseball player
1921 Hawkshaw Hawkins, Huntington WV, country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
1921 Robert Frank Kurka, composer
1922 Barbara Billingsley
1922 Barbara Billingsley
1922 Barbara Billingsley
1922 Barbara Billingsley
1922 Barbara Billingsley
1922 Barbara Billingsley, LA Calif, actress (June-Leave it to Beaver)
1922 Calder Willingham, novelist/scriptwriter
1922 James C Wright Jr, (Rep-D-Texas), Speaker of House (1987-89)
1923 Heinz Bernard Lowenstein, actor/director
1924 Frank Corsaro, NY harbor, opera director
1924 Geraldine Page, Kirksville Mo, actress (Interiors, Beguiled)
1925 Gunther Schuller, NYC, jazz composer
1925 Thomas Christian David, composer
1926 Peggy Castle, Appalachia Va, actress (Lily Merrill-Lawman)
1928 Piero Angelo, Italian writer (Control)
1929 Jan Wiegel, director/producer (Classroom of Anne Frank, Myrada)
1929 Wazir Mohammad, cricketer (eldest of Pakistan's 4 Mohammed brothers)
1930 Peter Hall, Suffolk England, director (Royal Shakespeare Company)
1932 Joe Clark, LA Ca, WLAF off coordinator coach (Amsterdam Admirals)
1935 John L Finley, USAF/astronaut
1935 Oleg Alekseyevich Protopopov, Russia, pairs skater (Oly-gold-1964, 68)
1936 Hector Elizondo, NYC, actor (American Gigolo, Young Doctors in Love)
1937 Marco J de Castro, Dutch Antillian politician
1943 Billie Jean King, Long Beach Cal, tennis pro
1944 Barry Jenkins, rocker (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
1944 Steve Carlton, Phillies' pitcher (Cy Young '72, '77, '80, '82)
1945 Diane Sawyer
1945 Diane Sawyer
1945 Diane Sawyer
1945 Diane Sawyer
1945 Diane Sawyer
1945 Diane Sawyer, Glasgow Ky, newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC Prime Time)
1945 Joris J C Voorhoeve, Dutch Defense minister (1994-, VVD)
1945 Marianne van Wijnkoop, [Bosscher], Dutch actress (Les Misrables)
1946 Rick Nielsen, Rockford Il, rock vocalist/guitarist (Cheap Trick)
1946 Roberta Speer, LPGA golfer
1947 Brian C Daley, US, sci-fi author (Exploits of Han Solo, Tron)
1947 Dilip Doshi, cricketer (India's main slow lefty post-Bedi)
1948 Steve Garvey
1948 Steve Garvey
1948 Steve Garvey
1948 Steve Garvey
1948 Steve Garvey
1948 Chris Old, cricketer (England medium-pacer of 70's)
1948 Noel Edmonds, British TV personality (Foul-ups, Bleeps & Blunders)
1948 Steve Garvey, 1st baseman (LA Dodgers, San Diego Padres)
1949 Maurice Gibb
1949 Robin Gibb
1949 Maurice Gibb
1949 Robin Gibb
1949 Maurice Gibb
1949 Robin Gibb
1949 Maurice Gibb
1949 Robin Gibb
1949 Maurice Gibb
1949 Robin Gibb
1949 Manfred Burgsmller, WLAF kicker (Rhein Fire)
1949 Maurice Gibb, Manchester Eng, rocker (Bee Gees-Saturday Night Fever)
1949 Michael Osborne, rock guitarist/vocalist (Axe)
1949 Robin Gibb, Manchester England, rocker (Bee Gees-Saturday Night Fever)
1951 Charles de Lint, Neth, sci-fi author (Moonhear, Mulengro, Yarrow)
1951 Gerald Grosvenor, English 6th duke of Westminster/billionaire
1951 Jan Stephenson, Sydney Australia, golfer (LPGA Rookie of Year-1974)
1953 Bernnadette Stanis, Bkln NY, actress (Thelma-Good Times)
1953 David Leisner, composer
1954 Derick Parry, cricketer (WI off-spinner early 80's)
1954 Jayaseelan Naidoo, South African worker's union leader
1955 Lynne Thigpen, actress (Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?)
1956 ?, Columbus Ohio, 1st gorilla born in captivity
1956 Marcy Hanson, Galveston TX, playmate (Oct, 1978)
1957 Lynne Thigpen, Joliet Ill, actress (Nancy-Love Sidney)
1957 Ricky Ross, British rock vocalist (Deacon Blue-Raintown)
1957 Susan Powter, diet guru/author/talk show host (Susan Powter Show)
1958 Lenny Von Dohlen, Augusta GA, actor (Love Kills, Electric Dreams)
1960 Jean-Michel Basquiat, Haiti/US graffiti artist/painter (Gray, SAMO)
1960 Tyrell Biggs, Phila, super HW boxer (Olympic-gold-1984)
1961 Yuri Ivanovich Malinchenko, Russian lt-col/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-19)
1962 Ralph Nathaniel Fiennes, Suffolk England, actor (English Patient)
1963 Bryan McMillan, cricketer (brilliant S African all-rounder since 1992)
1964 Mike Jackson, Houston TX, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
1967 Mike Sullivan, NFL center (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1967 Roland Holder, cricketer (West Indian batsman in ODI's 1993-)
1967 Sean Foster, WLAF wide reciever (Rhein Fire)
1968 Lauralee "Bug" Bell, Chicago Ill, actress (Cricket-Young & Restless)
1969 Andrew Scott, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics-1996)
1969 Marcie Aguilar, Tucson AZ, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets)
1970 Brooks Findlay, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
1972 Andrew Moore, WLAF tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1972 Anthony Edwards, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1972 Kirk Maltby, Guelph, NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers)
1972 Mike Thompson, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1972 Vanessa Paradis, France, model (Channel)/actress (White Wedding)
1973 Annie Pelletier, Montreal Quebec, 3m diver (Olympics-bronze-96)
1973 Jamel Williams, safety (Washington Redskins)
1975 Stanislav Neckar, Pisek CZ, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators, Oly-G-98)
1977 Joanna Hughes, Victoria Australia, gymnast (Olympics-96)
1986 Jeffery Wood, actor (Austin Warren-In The House)

Events


International Arbor Day
International Arbor Day
401 St Innocent I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
795 Leo III succeeds pope Adrianus I
1135 Norman nobles recognize Stefanus van Blois as English king
1216 Pope Honorius III delegates degree "Religiosam vitam eligentibus"
1465 Peace of St Truiden: Louis van Bourbon becomes bishop of Luik
1536 English scholar Reginald Pole appointed cardinal
1596 Ferryboat Meuniers crashes in Paris, 150 die
1642 Pope Urbanus VIII publishes degree In eminente
1688 Pro-James II, Earl of Danby occupies York
1689 Heavy earthquake strikes Innsbruck
1715 English pretender to the throne James III lands at Peterhead
1731 Dutch people revolt against meat tax
1772 Moravian missionary constructs 1st schoolhouse west of Allegheny
1775 Continental navy organized with 7 ships
1783 Washington resigns his military commission [or 1223?]
1790 Russian troops occupy Ismail on Turks
1807 Congress passes Embargo Act, to force peace between Britain & France
1810 British frigate Minotaur sinks killing 480
1815 Spaniards execute Mxican revolutionary priest Jos Maria Morelos
1832 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Barnevelts Islands
1862 -Jan 2nd) Raid on Morgan's: Bardstown to Elizabethtown, KY
1870 Jules Janssen, flys in a balloon in order to study a solar eclipse
1877 "American Bicycling Journal" begins publishing (Boston, Mass)
1882 1st string of Christmas tree lights created by Thomas Edison
1883 August Strindberg's "Lycko-Pers Reja," premieres
1885 Pope Leo XIII proclaims extraordinary jubilee
1886 1st national accountants' society in US formed (NYC)
1888 Heavyweight boxing champ John L Sullivan challenges Jake Kilrain
1894 -23] Dutch coast hit by hurricane
1894 Debussy's "Prlude l'apres-midi d'un faune," premieres
1894 United States Golf Association forms (NYC)
1894 French officer Alfred Dreyfus court-martialed for treason, triggers worldwide charges of anti-Semitism (Dreyfus later vindicated)
1907 Saint-Sans/Fokines ballet "Le Cygne," premieres in St Petersburg
1910 US postal savings stamps 1st issued
1915 Federal Baseball League disolved
1915 Organized baseball & Federal League sign a peace treaty at Cincinnati
1917 Flanders declares it's independence, under Pieter Tack
1919 Government of Ireland Act of Power (Home Rule for Ireland)
1919 US deports 250 alien radicals, including anarchist Emma Goldman
1922 Belgian parliament rejects Dutch university in Ghent
1923 Bill Ponsford & Edgar Mayne make 456 opening stand for Vict
1924 Babe Dye of NHL's Toronto St Patricks scores 5 goals beat Bruins 10-2
1924 Philip Barry's "Youngest," premieres in NYC
1930 6 West europe lands signs Convention of Oslo
1934 1st flight from Netherland to Curaao (Christmas flight 1934)
1934 Miss Theo Trowbridge sets female bowling record 702 pins in games
1935 Yaeko Iwasaki, student of D S Harada Roshi, 1st awakening in Kamakura
1936 1st common carrier license issued by ICC, Scranton, Pa
1937 Lincoln Tunnel (NYC) opens to traffic
1939 125 die in train wreck at Magdeburg Germany
1939 Bradman scores 138 in South Australia's 7-821 v Queensland
1939 Finnish counter offensive at Petsamo
1939 99 die in 2nd wreck at Friedrichshafen Germany
1941 Japanese troops invade the Philippines
1941 Japanese troops invade the Philippines
1941 Japans invasion leader lands on Luzon, Philippines
1941 Premier Winston Churchill arrives in Washington, DC
1941 Tito establishes 1st Proletarian Brigade in Yugoslavia
1941 Winston Churchill arrives in Washington for a wartime conference
1943 Manufacturers get permission to use synthetic rubber for baseball core
1943 WEB Du Bois elected 1st black member, Natl Inst of Arts & Letters
1944 Germans demand surrender of American troops at Bastogne, Belgium
1944 Sub Swordfish departs Pearl Harbor for Japan
1945 Utrecht: Catholic People's party (KVP) established
1946 "Bal Negre" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 54 performances
1946 Cleve Browns beat NY Yankees 14-9 in AAFC championship game
1947 Italian constituent assembly adopts new constitution
1948 KPIX TV channel 5 in San Francisco, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1950 2 self-propelled trains of Long Island RR collide, killing 77
1951 Australia cricket all out 82 v West Indies at Adelaide
1952 French govt of Pinay, resigns
1952 WSBA (now WPMT) TV channel 43 in York, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
1953 Jack Dunn III, owner of Balt Orioles in Intl League, turns name over to newly relocated St Louis Browns
1956 "New Faces of 1956" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 221 perfs
1956 Last British/French troops leave Egypt
1957 KWRB (now KFNE) TV channel 10 in Lander-Riverton, WY (ABC) begins
1958 "Chipmunk Song" reaches #1
1958 "Whoop-Up" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 56 performances
1958 2nd Dutch Beel govt forms
1959 Continental League awards its last franchise to Dallas-Ft Worth
1959 NY Ranger goalie Marcel Paille wears a customized mask
1961 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1962 1,000,000th NBA point scored
1962 Harris County voters approve all-weather stadium for Houston Colt .45s
1962 Kinderman Place in the Bronx named
1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1963 Oakland Raider Tom Flores passes for 6 touchdowns vs Houston (52-49)
1963 Official 30-day mourning period for Pres John F Kennedy ends
1964 Lockheed SR-71 spy aircraft reaches 3,530 kph (record for a jet)
1964 Lockheed SR-71 spy aircraft reaches 3,530 kph (record for a jet)
1964 Lockheed SR-71 spy aircraft reaches 3,530 kph (record for a jet)
1965 Belgian govt shuts 6 coal mine
1965 Director David Lean's "Dr Zhivago," premieres
1965 Great-Britain sets maximum speed at 70 MPH
1965 Radio Mil (Domincan Republic) transmitter blown up
1966 WCVW TV channel 57 in Richmond, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1968 Julie Nixon weds Dwight David Eisenhower
1969 Pete Marovich sets NCAA record of hitting 30 of 31 foul shots
1970 Treblinka SS commander Franz Stangl sentenced to life imprisonment
1971 KUAC TV channel 9 in Fairbanks/College, AK (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 UN General Assembly ratifies Kurt Waldheim as secretary-General
1971 USSR performs underground nuclear test
1972 6.25 earthquake strikes Managua Nicaragua, 12,000+ killed
1974 2nd cease-fire between IRA & British; lasts until approx April 1975
1974 Phil Esposito, Boston, became 6th NHLer to score 500 goals
1974 Referenda in Comoros-3 islands for independence, 1 stays French
1976 "Your Arm's Too Short..." opens at Lyceum NYC for 429 perfs
1976 35 Unification church couples wed in NYC
1976 German DR banishes singer Nina Hagen
1977 36 die as grain elevator at Continental Grain Company plant explodes
1978 Kenny Jones becomes The Who's new drummer
1978 Thailand adopts constitution
1980 Cardinals release outfielder Bobby Bonds
1980 Pres-elect Reagan appoints J Kirkpatrick (UN) & James Watt (Interior)
1981 Argentine general Leopoldo Galtieri sworn in as president
1981 Belgium's 5th govt of Martens forms
1982 William Mastrosimones "Extremities," premieres in NYC
1983 Egyptian president Mubarak meets with PLO leader Yasser Arafat
1983 Islanders score 3 shorthanded goals against Caps
1984 Bernhard Goetz shoots 4 black muggers on NYC subway train
1984 Madonna's "Like a Virgin," single goes #1 for 6 weeks
1984 Test Cricket debut of Craig McDermott, v WI at the MCG
1985 "Wind in the Willows" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 4 perfs
1985 74th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Germany in Munich (3-2)
1985 STS 51-L vehicle moves to Launch Pad 39B
1986 India score 7-676 v Sri Lanka at Kanpur in Cricket
1987 Mtley Cre's Nikki Sixx overdoses from Heroin
1988 2 robbers wearing police uniforms rob armored truck of $3 M in NJ
1988 South Africa signs accord granting independence to South West Africa
1988 Tug hits oil barge, spreads 231,000 gal on 300 mi of WA & BC coast
1989 After 23 years of dictatorial rule, Romania ousts Nicolea Ceausescu
1989 Chad adopts its Constitution
1989 Cold wave: -4F in Oklahoma City, -6F in Tulsa, -12F in Pitts,
1989 -18F in Denver, -23F in KC Mo, -42F in Scottsbluff Nebraska -47F in Hardin Mont & -60F in Black Hills South Dakota
1990 Iraq announces it will never give up Kuwait
1990 Israeli ferry capsizes killing 21 US servicemen
1990 Lech Walesa sworn in as Poland's 1st popularly elected president
1992 Libyan MIG-23UB attacks Boeing 727 at Souk al-Sabt, 158 die
1994 "Christmas Carol" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 18 perfs
1994 Italian govt of Berlusconi resigns
1995 David Cone signs $19.5 million 3 year contract with NY Yankees
1996 Steelers' Kordell Stewart runs quarterback record 80 yds for TD
1996 Wendy's Three Tour Golf Challenge
1996 Zimbabwe & England draw Bulawayo Test Cricket with Eng need 1 to win
1997 Hunter Tylo awarded $4 million in Melrose Place breach of contract
1997 Merck baldness pill for men approved by FDA
1997 Nancy Kerring & Tonya Harding pre-record a show to air on FOX on Feb 5

That's All....

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