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Wednesday, December 27, 2017.



Birthdays


1555 Johann Arndt, German Lutherian theologist
1571 J. Kepler --1630
1571 J. Kepler --1630
1571 J. Kepler --1630
1571 Johannes Kepler, discovered planets travel in eliptical orbits.
1571 J. Kepler --1630
1571 Johannes Kepler, discovered planets travel in eliptical orbits.
1571 Johann Kepler, Wrttemberg Germany, astronomer (elliptical orbits)
1571 J. Kepler --1630
1645 Giovanni Adb Viscardi, Swiss architect, baptized
1654 Jean/Jacobus Bernouilli, Swiss mathematician
1709 Pieter de Swart, Dutch architect (Royal Palace, Hague)
1721 Franciscus "French" Hemsterhuis, Frisian philosopher
1748 William Marshall, composer
1752 Johann Georg Anton Mederitsch-Gallus, composer
1755 Antons Klemens Theodor, king of Saksen (1827-36)
1761 Michael A Barclay de Tolly, Scot/Russ minister of War
1773 George Cayley, England, found science of aerodynamics
1800 John Goss, composer
1801 Guillaume L Baud, Dutch minister of Colonies (1848-49)
1802 Thomas Fearnley, Norway, landscape painter
1803 John ACA van Nispen Sevenaer, Member of Dutch 2nd parliament (1848-75)
1814 James Henry Carleton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1873
1816 Eliakim Parker Scammon, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1894
1822 Louis Pasteur
1822 Louis Pasteur
1822 Louis Pasteur
1822 Louis Pasteur
1822 Louis Pasteur
1822 John Roberts, composer
1822 Louis Pasteur, Dole France, bacteriologist (pasturization)
1825 Reinhold Finsterbusch, composer
1829 James Clay Rice, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1864
1831 Lucius Fairchild, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1896
1836 Henricus Oort, Dutch theologist (Leidse translation)
1845 Augusto de Oliviera Machado, composer
1852 Dom Joƒo G da Cƒmara, Portuguese journalist/songwriter
1855 Paul Ehrenreich, German etnologist/mythologist
1856 Andre Gedalge, composer
1859 William Henry Hadow, composer
1869 Aur‚lien FM Lugn‚-Poe, French actor/stage manager (La Parade)
1879 Sydney Greenstreet
1879 Sydney Greenstreet
1879 Sydney Greenstreet
1879 Sydney Greenstreet
1879 Sydney Greenstreet
1879 Robert Greig, Australia, actor (Horse Feathers)
1879 Sydney Greenstreet, Sandwich England, actor (Maltese Falcon)
1884 Bernard van Dieren, composer
1890 Maurice Schoemaker, composer
1892 Feliks Roderyk Labunski, composer
1895 Sig Arno, Hamburg, Germany, actor (Holiday in Havana)
1896 Arch Ward, sportswriter (proposed baseball's all-star game)
1896 Carl Zuckmayer, German/Swiss/US playwright
1896 Ewan Calague, economist/statistician (Social Security Board)
1896 Louis Bromfield, Mansfield Ohio, writer (Early Autumn, Pulitzer-1926)
1897 Iwan S Konew, Russ marshal/supreme commander pact of Warsaw
1899 Paul Costello, US, double sculls (Olympic-gold-1920, 24, 28)
1901 Marlene Dietrich
1901 Marlene Dietrich
1901 Marlene Dietrich
1901 Marlene Dietrich
1901 Marlene Dietrich
1901 Irene Handl, London England, actress (Riding High, Morgan)
1901 Marlene Dietrich, Berlin Germany, singer/actress (Blue Angel)
1902 Ferenc Szabo, composer
1906 Oscar Levant
1906 Oscar Levant
1906 Oscar Levant
1906 Oscar Levant
1906 Oscar Levant
1906 Ivan Brkanovic, composer
1906 Ivan Mark Waller, mountaineer
1906 Oscar Levant, Pittsburgh, actor (American in Paris, Dance of Life)
1907 Emile de Strijker, Belgian philosopher
1907 Jan Willem van Otterloo, Dutch composer
1907 Nils-Eric Ringbom, composer
1907 Willem Van Otterloo, Winterwijk Holland, conductor (Melbourne 1967-71)
1908 Louis JHCA de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Black Banners)
1909 Johan[nes B] Schmitz, Dutch actor/reciter (Lucifer, MacBeth)
1910 Jack Massey, groundsman
1910 Neville Crump, racehorse trainer
1911 Endre Szervanszky, composer [or Jan 1]
1914 Giuseppe Berto, Italian writer (Heaven Sees Red)
1914 Ivan Sutton, British concert promoter
1915 Mary Kornman, Idaho Falls ID, actress (Queen of the Jungle)
1915 William Howell Masters, sex author/physician
1917 Earl of Inchcape, English large landowner/industrialist (P&O)
1922 Larry Osborne, navigator air traffic controller/supply specialist
1924 James A McClure, (Sen-R-Idaho)
1924 Mokta Ould Daddah, president Mauritania (1961-78)
1924 Wouter Eijkelemboom, Dutch architect (Holy-hospital, Vlaardingen)
1925 Allan Blank, composer
1925 Michel Piccoli, Paris France, actor (Topaz, Peril, May Fools)
1926 Jerome Courtland, Knoxville Tn, actor (Tonka, Tharus)
1930 Jacqueline Fontijn, Flemish composer
1930 Meg Greenfield, US politician(?)
1930 Wilfrid Sheed, England, writer (Boys of Winter, Hack)
1931 Scotty Moore, guitarist (for Elvis)
1934 Larissa Latynina, Ukraine, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1956, 60, 64)
1935 Norma Rae Beatty Ashby, broadcaster/TV producer
1936 Lee Salk, doctor (CBS TV)
1936 Phil Sharpe, cricketer (England middle order batsman during 60's)
1939 John Amos
1939 John Amos
1939 John Amos
1939 John Amos
1939 John Amos
1939 John Amos, Newark NJ, actor (Good Times, Coming to America)
1940 Jerry Lambert, jockey (rode Native Diver)
1940 Pete Brown, rocker
1941 Leslie Maguire, rocker (Gerry & Pacemakers-Ferry Crossed the Mersey)
1941 Michael Pinder, rocker (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin)
1943 Cokie Roberts, newscaster (ABC-TV)
1943 Dave Rowberry, Newcastle, rocker (Animals)
1944 Mick Jones, rock guitarist (Foreigner-Want to Know What Love is)
1944 Tracy Nelson, Madison Wisc, singer/actress (Square Pegs)
1946 Janet Street-Porter, British TV personality (Youth)
1947 Peter Criss, rocker (Kiss-Beth)
1948 Gerard Depardieu
1948 Gerard Depardieu
1948 Gerard Depardieu
1948 Gerard Depardieu
1948 Gerard Depardieu
1948 G‚rard Depardieu, France, actor (Get Out Your Handkerchiefs, Danton)
1948 Larry Byrom, rocker (Steppenwolf-Hour of the World)
1948 Tovah Feldshuh, NYC, actress (Idolmaker, Terror out of the Sky)
1950 Jack van Gelder, Dutch TV host
1950 Terry Bozzio, rock drummer (Missing Persons-Hello I Love You)
1951 William Waldorf 4th viscount Astor/English large landowner
1952 Karla Bonoff, rock singer (New World, Restless Nights)
1953 Arthur Kent, newscaster [Scud Stud], (NBC-Gulf War coverage)
1953 Kevin Wright, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1979)
1956 Doina Melinte, Romanian running star (world record 1500 m/mile indoor)
1957 Connie Chillemi, Eglin AFB FL, golfer (1994 Standard Register-13th)
1957 James Sanford, US runner (world record 50m indoor)
1958 Steffen Mensching, writer
1958 Steven Glen Jones, Artesia NM, PGA golfer (1988 AT&T Pebble Beach)
1959 Andre Tippett, NFL linebacker (New England Patriots)
1959 Mary Holland, San Diego Calif, WPVA volleyballer
1960 Maryam D'Abo, London, actress (Living Daylights, Xtro, Until Sept)
1960 Terry Price, Rockhampton QLD, Australasia golfer
1961 Caroline Gowan, Greenville SC, LPGA golfer (SC Women's Amat-1981, 83)
1962 Barbara Crampton, Levittown NY, actr (Body Double, Young & Restless)
1962 Sherri Steinhauer, Madison WI, LPGA golfer (1992 du Maurier Ltd)
1962 Timothy Hacker, Milwaukee Wisconsin, 10k runner
1963 Dana Chladek, Decin Czech, US slalom Kayak (Olympics-br/silver-92, 96)
1963 Jim Leyritz, Lakewood OH, catcher (NY Yankees)
1963 Mark Pike, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
1964 David Tikolo, Kenyan cricket batsman (1996 World Cup)
1964 Randy Kirk, NFL outside linebacker (AZ Cardinals, SF 49ers)
1964 Steve Wallace, NFL tackle (SF 49ers, KC Chiefs)
1965 Gamini Wickremasinghe, cricketer (Sri Lanka wicket-keeper)
1967 Niels Meijer, Dutch rock keyboardist (Bob Color)
1968 Dean Palmer, Tallahassee FL, infielder (Texas Rangers)
1969 Chris Humbert, Modesto Calif, water polo 2m offense (Olympics-96)
1969 Suzanne Paxton, Balt Md, fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
1970 Frank Messmer, WLAF defensive end (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1970 Lorenzo Neal, NFL fullback (NO Saints, NY Jets)
1970 Mike Salmon, NFL/WLAF safety (Houston Oilers, Rhein Fire, SF 49ers)
1970 Steve Hoyem, WLAF offensive tackle (Rhein Fire)
1971 Bryan Smolinski, Toledo OH, NHL forward (Team USA, Pitts Penguins)
1971 James Stewart, NFL running back (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1972 Charles Way, NFL fullback (NY Giants)
1972 Dewayne Washington, NFL cornerback (Minn Vikings)
1972 Thomas Wilson Brown, actor (Jason-Knots Landing)
1973 Bill Clay, Yokosuka Japan, US sprint cyclist (Olympics-96)
1973 Wilson Cruz, actor (My So Called Life, Ally McBeal)
1975 Heather O'Rourke, San Diego Calif, actress (Happy Days, Poltergeist)
1975 Patrick Paauwe, Dutch soccer player (PSV, Graafschap)
1977 Kate Nelson, Evanston Ill, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)

Events


418 [Etalius] begins his reign as Catholic Pope
537 St Sofia-church in Constantinople, initiated
1437 Albrecht II von Habsburg becomes king of Bohemia
1503 Battle at Garigliano] Spanish army under G C˘rdoba beats France
1521 "Zwickauer profeten" appear in Wittenberg
1679 Dutch troops capture Madurees prince Trunudjojo in Java
1703 England & Portugal sign Methuen-Asiento-trade agreement
1741 Prussian forces took Olmutz, Czechoslovakia
1825 first public steam railroad completed in England.
1825 first public steam railroad completed in England.
1825 1st public railroad using steam locomotive completed in England
1831 Darwin begins his voyage onboard the HMS Beagle.
1831 Darwin begins his voyage onboard the HMS Beagle.
1831 Darwin begins his voyage on board HMS Beagle
1831 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin departs England for South America
1836 Worst English avalanche kills 8 of 15 buried (Lewes Sussex)
1845 Ether 1st used in childbirth in US, Jefferson, Ga
1850 Hawaiian Fire Dept established
1862 Battle of Chickasaw Bluffs, MS (Chickasaw Bayou)
1862 Battle of Elizabethtown, KY
1867 Ontario & Qu‚bec legislatures hold 1st meeting
1871 World's 1st cat show (Crystal Palace, London)
1884 Netherlands recognizes king Leopold II's Congo Free State
1887 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Blue Carbuncle" (BG)
1892 Foundation Stone of Cathedral of St John laid (NYC)
1892 N C Biddle beats Livingston 4-0 in 1st black college football game
1897 Stanley Cup: Montreal Victorias beat Ottawa Capitals, 15-2
1900 Carrie Nation's 1st public smashing of a bar (Carey Hotel, Wichita KS)
1903 "Sweet Adaline", a barbershop quartet favorite, is 1st sung.
1903 "Sweet Adaline", a barbershop quartet favorite, is 1st sung.
1903 "Sweet Adaline," a barbershop quartet favorite, is 1st sung
1904 Duke of York Theatre opens in London (1st musical Peter Pan)
1904 W B Yeats/Lady Gregory's "On Baile's Strand," premieres in Dublin
1905 M A Noble scores 281 (369 mins, 21 fours) NSW v Victoria
1906 1st annual meeting of American Sociological Society, Providence, RI
1919 Red Sox owner Harry Frazee announces they will deal any player except Harry Hooper, Hooper is sent to the White Sox after 1920 season
1923 Unsuccessful attempt on prince-regent Hirohito of Japan
1926 Depot Square in Bronx renamed Botanical Square
1926 Latkin Square in Bronx named for 1st US Jewish soldier to die in WW I
1927 Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II's "Show Boat," premieres in NYC
1927 Philip Barry's "Paris Bound," premieres in NYC
1927 Stalin's faction wins All-Union Congress in USSR, Trotsky expelled
1932 Radio City Music Hall in New York City opens.
1932 Radio City Music Hall in New York City opens.
1932 Radio City Music Hall opens (NYC)
1934 the first youth hostel is opened, in Northfield, Mass
1934 the first youth hostel is opened, in Northfield, Mass
1934 1st youth hostel in US opens (Northfield, Mass)
1934 Shah of Persia declares Persia now Iran
1934 Vernon Duke & James Hanley's musical premieres in NYC
1937 Bradman scores 246 SA v Queensland, 364 mins, 20 fours
1937 German immigration officials with no explanation bar Juan Carlos Zabala (Arg), 1932 Olympic marathon champion, from entering Germany
1937 Mae West performs Adam & Eve skit that gets her banned from NBC radio
1939 1st American skimobiles (North Conway, NH)
1939 Between 20,000 & 40,000 die in magnitude 8 quake (Erzincam Turkey)
1939 Earthquake in Turkey, about 50,000 die
1941 Japan bombs Manila even though it was declared an "open city"
1941 Siberia: Dmitri Sjostakovitsj completes his 7th Symphony
1942 1st Japanese women camp (Ambarawa) goes into use
1942 NFL Pro Bowl: NFL All-Stars beats Washington 17-14
1943 France transfers most of her powers in Lebanon to Lebanese govt
1943 German warship "Scharnhorst" sinks in Barents Sea
1943 Montgomery discusses Overlord with Eisenhower & Bedell Smith
1944 Greece: British premier Churchill flies back to London
1945 International Monetary Fund established-World Bank founded
1945 International Monetary Fund established-World Bank founded
1945 Arthur Laurent's "Home of the Brave," premieres in NYC
1945 International Monetary Fund established-World Bank founded
1947 1st "Howdy Doody Show," (Puppet Playhouse), telecast on NBC
1949 Queen Juliana (Netherlands) grants sovereignty to Indonesia
1949 United States of Indonesia gains independence from Netherlands
1951 40th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Sydney (3-2)
1953 Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-16 in NFL championship game
1954 "Saint of Bleecker Street" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 92 perfs
1954 Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Saint," premieres in NYC
1956 45th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Adelaide (5-0)
1956 Bill Sharman (Boston) ends NBA free throw streak of 55 games
1959 Balt Colts beat NY Giants 31-16 in NFL championship game
1960 France performs nuclear test
1961 "Subways Are for Sleeping" opens at St James Theater NYC for 205 perfs
1961 Belgium & Congo resume diplomatic relations
1961 Styne/Comden/Green's musical "Subways are for Sleeping," premieres
1962 28th Heisman Trophy Award: Terry Baker, Oregon State (QB)
1964 Cleveland Browns beat Balt Colts 27-0 in NFL championship game
1966 "At the Drop of Another Hat" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 105 perfs
1968 Apollo 8 returns to Earth
1968 China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1970 "Hello, Dolly!" closes at St James Theater NYC after 2844 performances
1972 "Purlie" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 14 performances
1972 Belgium recognizes German DR
1972 LA Kings start Islanders on 12 game losing streak
1972 New North Korean constitution comes into effect
1973 LA Dodgers announce night games will start at 7:30 instead of 8
1974 40th Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB)
1974 Dear Abby show ends run on CBS radio after 11 years
1974 FSLN seizes government hostages at a private Managua party
1974 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1975 Explosion at Chasnala Colliery collapses drowning 350 (Dhanbad India)
1976 Albania constitution goes into effect
1978 King Juan Carlos ratifies Spain's 1st democratic constitution
1979 Soviet troops invade Afghanistan, "Russia's Viet Nam"
1979 Soviet troops invade Afghanistan, "Russia's Viet Nam"
1979 "Knots Landing," premieres on CBS-TV
1979 Red Army beats NY Rangers 5-2 at MSG
1979 Soviet troops invade Afgh nist n, Pres Hafizullah Amin overthrown
1980 Calvin Murphy (Rockets) begins longest NBA free throw streak of 78
1981 Lillee becomes the leading wicket-taker in Test Crickets with 310
1981 Oiler Wayne Gretzky becomes fastest NHLer to get 100 pts (38th game)
1981 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1982 Imran Khan 8-60 to bring innings victory v India at Karachi
1983 Pope John Paul II pardons man who shot him (Mehmet Ali Agca)
1983 Propane gas fire devastated 16ŭ blocks of Buffalo
1984 Padres' free agent pitcher Ed Whitson signs with NY Yankees
1985 Terrorists kill 20 & wound 110 attacking El Al at Rome & Vienna airports, President Reagan blames Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi
1986 "Les Miserables" opens at Kennedy Center, Wash DC
1986 10th Soap Opera Digest Poll Awards - Young & Restless wins
1987 Steve Largent sets all-time NFL record for career catches when he catches his 752nd pass
1987 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1988 Bulgaria stops jamming Radio Free Europe after more than 3 decades
1989 Oregon begins taking bids on NBA games
1991 "Carol Burnett Show" last airs on CBS-TV
1991 Bengals hire Dave Shula as youngest NFL coach (32)
1991 Chuck Knox retires as Seattle Seahawk coach
1992 "3 From Brooklyn" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 45 perfs
1992 "Les Miserables" opens at Ostregaswerks, Copenhagen
1992 "Tommy Tune Tonite! Song & Dance Act" opens at Gershwin NYC for 10 per
1992 13th United Negro College Fund raises $11,000,000
1992 Harry Connick Jr is caught with 9mm gun in NY's JFK airport
1992 Nancy Sheehan wins LPGA Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge Golf Tournament
1993 "Candles, Snow, & Mistletoe" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 7 perfs
1993 Actress Teri Garr (44) weds John O'Neil (42)
1993 Dow-Jones hits record 3792.93
1995 Boon completes his 21st Test Cricket century (110 v SL, MCG)
1996 Carquest Bowl 7: Miami beats Virginia, 31-21

That's All....

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