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Wednesday, December 26, 2018.



Birthdays


1194 Frederick II, Iesi Italy, German Emperor (1212-1250)/King of Sicily
1618 Elisabeth, Paltsgravin of Rhine/abbess
1633 Charles E Biset, Flemish painter, baptised
1660 Peter Schenck, German/Neth engraver/publisher, baptised
1687 Johann Georg Pisendel, German violinist/composer
1716 Thomas Gray, English poet (Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard)
1731 Anthony Ziesenis, architect/sculptor (Town Hall of Westzaan)
1738 Thomas Nelson, merchant, signer of Declaration of Independence
1747 Cornelis Stevens, Belgium, RC foreman/polemist (Le sophisme d‚voil‚)
1762 Franz Wilhelm Tausch, composer
1770 Pierre earl de Cambronne, French general (Waterloo, Elba)
1771 Heinrich J von Collin, Austria dramatist/poet (Regulus)
1778 Juan Lovera, Venezuela, artist
1791 Charles Babbage
1791 Charles Babbage
1791 Charles Babbage
1791 Charles Babbage
1791 Charles Babbage
1792 Charles Babbage, invented the calculating machine
1792 Charles Babbage, invented the calculating machine
1792 Charles Babbage, English inventor (calculating machine)
1793 Franz Hunten, composer
1797 Hans Skramstad, composer
1805 Joseph-Leon Gatayes, composer
1808 Albert Grisar, composer
1809 William Nelson Pendleton, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1883
1812 Wilhelm Volkmar, composer
1815 Israel Bush Richardson, Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
1820 Gustavus Adolphus Smith, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1885
1822 Dion Boucicault, Irish/Us actor/playwright (Rip van Winkle)
1824 Augustus Louis Chetlain, Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1914
1826 Franz Coenen, composer
1826 Martinus Nijhoff, founder Nijhoff's book/publisher (Van Dale)
1837 Adm. George Dewey, the American naval hero of Manila
1837 Adm. George Dewey, the American naval hero of Manila
1837 Adm George Dewey, American naval hero of Manila
1845 Salvatore Auteri Manzocchi, composer
1849 Samuel E "Sam" van Beem, actor (Fanfan la Tulipe)
1855 Arnold Ludwig Mendelssohn, composer
1859 Johan F van Bemmelen, Dutch zoologist
1861 F. Engel --1941
1861 F. Engel --1941
1861 F. Engel --1941
1861 F. Engel --1941
1861 Friedrich Engel, German mathematician (group theory)
1861 F. Engel --1941
1862 Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer [NS]
1867 Julien Benda, French philosopher/writer (Dialogues … Byzance)
1869 Harry Redman, composer
1873 Hubert Cuypers, Dutch composer/choir conductor (Minstrels)
1873 Karel Moor, composer
1874 Norman Angell, [Lane], English cowboy/journalist (Nobel 1933)
1878 Isaiah Bowman, US, geography/co-founder (Geographical Review)
1879 Armen Tigran Tigranyan, composer
1879 Julius Weismann, composer
1883 Carl Oscar Ahues, Germany, International Chess Master (1950)
1883 Frank Debenham, Australian geographer/geologist
1886 Gyula G”mb”s von J kfa, general/dictator of Hungary (1932-35)
1888 Hiroshi "Can" Kikuchi, Japanese stagewriter (Tjitj Ka‰ru)
1891 Henry Miller
1891 Henry Miller
1891 Henry Miller
1891 Henry Miller, author (Tropic of Capricorn, Tropic of Cancer)
1891 Henry Miller
1891 Henry Miller, author (Tropic of Capricorn, Tropic of Cancer)
1891 Henry Miller
1891 Henry Miller, author (Tropic of Capricorn, Tropic of Cancer, Sexus)
1891 Jean Galtier-BoissiŠre, French writer/cartoonist/journalist
1893 Mao Tse-tung
1893 Mao Tse-tung
1893 Mao Tse-tung
1893 Mao Tse-tung, of little red book fame
1893 Mao Tse-tung
1893 Mao Tse-tung, of little red book fame
1893 Mao Tse-tung
1893 Evgeny Karlovich Tikotsky, composer
1893 Mao Tse-tung, of little red book fame, PM of China PR (1949-76)
1893 Yury Nikolayevich Tyulin, composer
1894 Antonio Molina, composer
1897 Willie Corsari, [Wilhelmina A Schmidt], Dutch writer
1901 Georgy Mikhaylovich Rimsky-Korsakov, composer [NS]
1901 Victor Hely-Hutchinson, composer
1902 Elisha Cook Jr, SF Calif, actor (Maltese Falcon, Shane, Magnum PI)
1904 Alentejo Carpentier, Cubans/French writer (Guerra del Tiempo)
1906 BVA R”ling, Dutch lawyer
1908 Hanns Maaáen, writer
1908 Ralph Hill, US, 5K runner (Olympic-1932)
1910 Lucy Faithfull, children's campaigner
1914 Richard Widmark
1914 Richard Widmark
1914 Richard Widmark
1914 Richard Widmark
1914 Richard Widmark
1914 Richard Widmark, Sunrise Mich, actor (Madigan, Judgement at Nuremberg)
1915 Hans [Henri A] Gomperts, Dutch literature (Duck on Attic)
1915 Una Mae Carlisle, US pianist/vocalist (Walkin' at the River)
1916 Helmut Eder, composer
1917 Rosemary Woods, Nixon's secretary, keep her away from your tapes
1920 Gote Carlid, composer
1921 Steve Allen
1921 Steve Allen
1921 Steve Allen
1921 Steve Allen
1921 Steve Allen
1921 Steve Allen, NYC, comedian/TV host (Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show)
1925 Baron Baker, activist
1926 Earle Brown, composer
1926 Edgar D Ngoyi, South African ANC leader (17 yrs in Robbeneiland Jail)
1926 Zlatko Pibernik, composer
1927 Alan King
1927 Alan King
1927 Alan King
1927 Alan King
1927 Alan King
1927 Alan King, Bkln NY, comedian/actor (Anderson Tapes, Memories of Me)
1927 Denis Quilley, London England, actor (Masada)
1930 Donald Moffat, Plymouth England, actor (Kent-Logan's Run)
1930 Sayed Mutawli imam ad-Darsh, scholar/broadcaster
1931 Thomas Eden Binkley, musician
1931 Thomas K "Tom" van Brook, actor/interpreter (Soldier of Orange)
1932 Walter Leblanc, Belgian painter
1935 Abdul "Duke" Fakir, Detroit MI, rock vocalist (Four Tops)
1935 Barbara J Jacket, US athletic coach (Olympics 1972)
1935 Rohan Kanhai, cricketer (one of West Indies' finest batsmen)
1936 Kitty Dukakis, substance abuser/wife of Michael (Gov-Mass)
1939 [Harvey] Phil Spector, record producer (Wall of Sound)
1939 Lynn Martin, US secretary of Labor (1991-93)
1940 Harmen Siezen, Dutch TV-journal host
1941 Daniel Schmid, actor/director (Paloma, Violanta, Hecate, Amateurs)
1942 Barry Wood, cricketer (England opener in early 70's)
1942 Earl Cate, Ark, country singers (Cate Bros-Fire on the Tracks)
1942 Ernie Cate, Ark, country singers (Cate Bros-Fire on the Tracks)
1942 Marco Vinicio Cerezo Ar‚valo, president of Guatemala (1986-91)
1942 Rob de Nijs, Dutch singer (Put a candle in your window)
1944 Jane Lapotaire, actress (Spirit of the Dead)
1945 John Walsh, activist/TV host (America's Most Wanted)
1946 Gordon Edwards, rocker
1946 Lisette Hordijk, Dutch TV broadcaster
1947 Carlton Fisk
1947 Carlton Fisk
1947 Carlton Fisk
1947 Carlton Fisk
1947 Carlton Fisk
1947 Carlton Fisk, Vermont, all star catcher (Red Sox, White Sox)
1947 Joyce Jillson, Cranston RI, psychic/actress (Superchick)
1948 Chris Chambliss, 1st baseman (NY Yankee)
1949 Ira Newborn, NYC, orch leader (Manhattan Transfer)
1950 Michael Jones, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)
1950 Victoria Racimo, NYC, actress (Corene-Falcon Crest)
1951 Richard Skinner, British DJ
1952 Andr‚-Michel Schub, Paris France, pianist (Van Cliburn-1981)
1953 Matthew Harding, businessman/soccer supporter
1953 Valeri Yuriyevich Sharov, Russian cosmonaut
1954 Ozzie Smith, Mobile AL, infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
1954 Peter Woods, rocker (Romeo Void-Girl in Trouble)
1954 Susan H Butcher, dog sled driver (Idatarod)
1954 Ullrich Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic-gold-1976)
1954 Walter Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic-gold-1976)
1956 Gail Tatterson, WBL center (NY Stars)
1956 Karen Smith, WBL forward (NY Stars)
1959 Lesley Tomlinson, Derbyshire England, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1961 Storm Davis, Dallas Texas, pitcher (KC Royals)
1961 Tahnee Welch, [La Tahn Renee Welch], San Diego CA, actress (Cocoon)
1963 Lars Ulrich, Danish/US heavy metal drummer (Metallica-Kill 'em All)
1964 Colleen Dion, Newburgh NY, actress (Search for Tomorrow)
1964 Jeff King, Marion IN, infielder (Pitts Pirates)
1965 Ben Husaby, Eden Prairie Minn, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
1966 Tim Legler, NBA guard (Washington Wizards/Bullets)
1967 Tony Covington, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks)
1968 Darren Barber, Victoria BC, rower (Olympics-96)
1970 Lisa Gathright, Moline Ill, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-17th-1993)
1970 Radka Zrubakova, Bratislava Slovakia, tennis star (1994 Futures-GER)
1970 Willie Williams, NFL cornerback (Pitts Steelers, Seahawks)
1971 Mark Lathwell, cricketer (England opening batsman v Australia 1993)
1972 Burnell Roques, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
1972 Derrick Cullors, running back (New England Patriots)
1972 Jared Leto, Bossier City LA, actor (Jordan-My So Called Life)
1973 Ryan Berube, US, 800m freestyle relay (Olympics-gold-96)
1974 Tiffany Brissette, actress (Vicki-Small Wonder)
1974 Tony Brackens, defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1975 Marcelo Rios, Santiago Chile, tennis star (1995 Amsterdam)
1977 Brandee Layne Loving, Miss Mississippi Teen USA (1996)
1980 Serena Phillips, Corvallis Ore, figure skater (1997 Pruetten champ)
1985 Steven Hartman, Westlake CA, actor (Rick Forrester-Bold & Beautiful)

Events


Boxing Day, celebrated in Canada and the United Kingdom
National Whiner's Day
Boxing Day, celebrated in Canada and the United Kingdom
National Whiner's Day
268 St Dionysius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
418 St Zosimus ends his reign as Catholic Pope
795 St Leo III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1198 French bishop Odo van Sully condemns Zottenfeest
1481 Battle at Westbroek: Dutch army beats Utrecht
1492 first Spanish settlement in the new world founded, by Columbus.
1492 first Spanish settlement in the new world founded, by Columbus.
1492 1st Spanish settlement in New World founded, by Columbus
1568 Uprising of Morisco's against suppression in Granada
1620 Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth, MA
1659 Long Parliament reforms in Westminster
1748 France & Austria signs treaty about Southern Netherlands
1773 Expulsion of tea ships from Philadelphia
1776 Battle of Trenton-major British defeat
1776 George Washington defeats Hessians at Trenton
1799 George Washington is eulogized by Col Henry Lee as "1st in war, 1st in peace & 1st in hearts of his countrymen"
1805 France & Austria signs Peace of Pressburg
1805 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts established, Philadelphia
1809 English invasionary troop leaves Vlissingen
1813 Zamose, Modlin, Torgau surrenders to allied armies
1825 Erie Canal opens
1830 Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Anna Bolena," premieres in Milan
1831 Vincenzo Bellini's opera "Norma," premieres in Milan
1848 1st gold seekers arrive in Panama en route to SF
1848 William & Ellen Craft escape from slavery in Georgia
1854 Wood-pulp paper 1st exhibited, Buffalo
1860 Maiden voyage of 1st steamship owned by 1 man (C Vanderbilt)
1860 Major Robert Anderson, under cover of darkness, concentrated his small force at Ft Sumter
1862 -Dec 28th) Battle of Dumfries, VA
1862 1st US navy hospital ship enters service
1862 38 Santee Sioux Indians hanged in Mankato Minn, due to their uprising
1865 James Mason invents the 1st American coffee percolator.
1865 James Mason invents the 1st American coffee percolator.
1865 James H Mason (Mass) patents 1st US coffee percolator
1872 4th largest snowfall in NYC history (18")
1877 Socialist Labor Party of North America holds 1st natl convention
1878 1st US store to install electric lights, Philadelphia
1879 John Brahms' "Tragic Ouverture," premieres
1890 King Mwanga of Uganda signs contract with East Africa Company
1892 Opera "Cristoforo Colombo" is produced (La Scala)
1899 Mafeking: Bathe-Powells failed assault up fort Game Tree: 24 killed
1902 Most knock downs in a fight, Oscar Nelson (5) & Christy Williams (42)
1908 Jack Johnson TKOs Tommy Burns in 14 for heavyweight boxing title
1916 Joseph Joffre becomes marshal of France
1917 1st NHL defensemen to score a goal: Toronto Maple Leaf Harry Cameron
1917 Fed govt took over operation of American RR for duration of WW I
1918 1st day of 1st-class cricket in Aust after WW I (Vic v NSW)
1919 Yanks & Red Sox reach agreement on transfer of Babe Ruth
1924 Judy Garland, 2«, billed as Baby Frances, show business debut
1925 1st East West football game at Ewing Park before 25,000 fans
1925 NHL record 141 shots as NY Americans (73) beat Pitt Pirates (68) 3-1
1925 Turkey adopts Gregorian calendar
1925 NY's Jake Forbes makes 67 saves, Pitt's Ray Waters makes 70
1926 Prince-regent Hirohito becomes emperor of Japan
1928 Johnny Weissmuller announces his retirement from amateur swimming
1928 World record 10th wicket stand 307 (Kippax / Hooker) NSW v Vic
1931 George/Ira Gershwin's "Of Thee I Sing," premieres in NYC
1931 Pulitzer Prize-winning musical play "Of Thee I Sing" opens on Bdwy
1931 SS-Sturmbannfhrer Reinhard Heydrich marries Lina von Osten
1932 Earthquake kills 70,000 in Kansu China
1933 US foreswears armed intervention in Western Hemisphere. Ha!
1933 US foreswears armed intervention in Western Hemisphere. Ha!
1933 Bradman scores 187* NSW v Victoria, 294 mins, 13 fours
1933 US forswears armed intervention in Western Hemisphere
1934 Yomiuri Giants, Japan's 1st professional baseball team forms
1935 Stalin views Dmitri Sjostakovitsj' opera "Lady Macbeth"
1936 Israel Philarmonic Orch forms
1938 Bradman scores 225 South Aust v Qld before Christ gets him out
1938 Tom Goddard takes a cricket hat-trick for England v South Africa
1939 Earthquake in East Anatolia Turkey
1939 Mine strikes in Borinage Brussels
1940 1st-class debut of Arthur Morris, who scores 148
1940 JA Fields/J Chodorov's "My Sister Eileen," premieres in NYC
1941 Winston Churchill becomes 1st British PM to address a joint meeting of Congress, warning that Axis would "stop at nothing"
1943 British sink German battle cruiser Scharnhorst
1943 Chicago Bears win NFL championship
1943 Earl Claus von Stauffenberg vain with bomb to Hitlers headquarter
1944 Battle of Bastogne-US Gen Patton's 4th Pantzers repulse Germans
1944 Budapest surrounded by soviet army
1944 Tennessee Williams' play "Glass Menagerie," premieres in Chicago
1946 "Beggar's Holiday" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 111 performances
1946 "Toplitzky of Notre Dame" opens at Century Theater NYC for 60 perfs
1946 35th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Melbourne (5-0)
1946 Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas opens (start of an era)
1947 "Cradle Will Ruck" opens at Mansfield Theater NYC for 34 performances
1947 British transfer Heard & McDonald Is (Indian Ocean) to Australia
1947 Heavy snow blankets Northeast, buries NYC under 25.8" of snow in 16 hrs That same day, LA set a record high of 84ø F
1948 Hungarian cardinal Mindszenty arrested
1950 Gillette & Mutual buy All Star & World Series rights ($6M for 6 yrs)
1954 "The Shadow," airs for last time on radio
1954 Cleveland Browns win NFL Championship, beating Detroit 56-10
1955 Cleveland Browns win NFL Championship, beating LA 38-14
1955 RKO is 1st to announce sale of its film library to TV
1957 Roger Sessions' 3rd Symphony premieres in London
1960 "Do Re Mi" opens at St James Theater NYC for 400 performances
1960 Musical "Do re mi" with Phil Silvers premieres in NYC
1960 Phila Eagles beat Green Bay Packers 17-13 in NFL championship game
1963 "Double Dublin" opens at Little Theater NYC for 4 performances
1963 Beatles release "I Want To Hold Your Hand"/"I Saw Her Standing There"
1963 US furnishes cereal to USSR
1964 Beatles' "I Feel Fine," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks
1964 Buffalo Bills beat San Diego Chargers 20-7 in AFL championship game
1964 Moors Murderers claim last victim
1965 "Funny Girl" with Barbra Streisand closes on Broadway
1965 Buffalo Bills beat San Diego Chargers 23-0 in AFL championship game
1965 Paul McCartney is interviewed on pirate radio station Radio Caroline
1966 Maulana Karenga establishes Kwanzaa (1st fruits of harvest) holiday
1967 BBC broadcasts "Magical Mystery Tour"
1967 Dave Brubeck Quartet formally disbands
1968 Arab terrorists in Athens fire on El Al plane, kills 1
1968 Jay Allens "Forty Carats," premieres in NYC
1968 Led Zeppelin's concert debut in Boston as opener for Vanilla Fudge
1968 Bruin Ted Green sets NHL penalty record of 3 minors, 2 majors & 2 game misconducts in a game against NY Rangers in NY's MSG
1973 "Exorcist," starring Linda Blair & rated X, premieres
1973 2 Skylab 3 astronauts walk in space for a record 7 hours
1973 Soyuz 13 returns to Earth
1974 Washington Capitals 1st NHL sellout
1975 1st supersonic transport service (USSR-Tupolev-144)
1975 A crowd of 85661 attends the 1st day of the Aust-WI MCG Test Cricket
1976 "Music Is" closes at St James Theater NYC after 8 performances
1977 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1978 India's former PM, Indira Gandhi, released from jail
1981 One of the great day's Test Cricket at the MCG Aust v WI
1982 TIME's Man of the Year is a computer
1982 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1983 Test Cricket debut of Gregory Richard John Matthews, v Pakistan MCG
1983 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1984 Belgian princess Astrid marries arch duke Otto L van Austrian-Este
1985 Test Cricket debut of Steve Waugh, v India at the MCG
1986 Captured Iraqi Airways Boeing-737 in Saudi Arabia, about 60 killed
1986 Doug Jarvis, 31, sets NHL record of 916 consecutive games
1986 TV soap "Search for Tomorrow" ends 35 year run
1987 "Les Miserables" opens at National Theatre of Iceland, Reykjavik
1988 "Legs Diamond" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 64 performances
1988 Anti African student rebellion in China PR
1989 ODI debut for Mark Taylor & Sanath Jayasuriya at cricket MCG
1990 Garry Kasparov beats Antatoly Karpov to retain chess championship
1990 Reggie Williams becomes 1st GM of WLAF's NY-NJ Knights
1990 Senior Professional Baseball Association folds
1991 Chuck Knolls retires as NFL coach after 23 years
1991 Jack Ruby's gun sells for $220,000 in auction
1991 Militant Sikhs kill 55 & wound 70 in India
1991 NY Islander Derek King ties NJ Devils 5-5 with « second left
1992 NY Jet announcer Marty Glickman retires at 75
1993 Antonov-26 crashes at Gyumri, Armenia, 36 killed
1993 Comedian Rodney Dangerfield (72) weds Joan Child (41)
1993 Floyd, Nicklaus & Rodriguez wins Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge Golf Tourn
1994 Actor Jason Hervey (22) weds Kelley Patricia O'Neill (27)
1994 French commando's terminate Air France hijacking in Marseille
1994 Pres « brother Roger Clinton (37) weds 8-mo pregnant Molly Nartin (25)
1995 Muttiah Muralitharan no-balled for throwing (SL v Aust, MCG)
1995 Paul Adams becomes S Afr's youngest Test Cricket player, 18 yrs 340 ds

That's All....

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