Tuesday, December 4, 2018.


1443 Pope Julius II, (1503-13), patron of Michelangelo, Bramante, Raphael
1584 John Cotton, Puritan clergyman in Mass Bay colony
1660 Andre Campra, composer
1667 Michel Pignolet de Monteclair, composer
1708 Marianus Konigsperger, composer
1720 Jean-Jacques Robson, composer
1786 John LA Luyten, Catholic Member of Dutch 2nd parliament [or 12/14]
1791 Johann Gottlob Topfer, composer
1795 Thomas Carlyle, Scotland, essayist/historian (French Revolution)
1800 Emil Aarestrup, Danish physician/poet (Ritornellen)
1803 Augustus Zerega diZerega, Martinique, ship owner (Red Z Lane)
1808 Ernest Panckoucke, French publisher (Horatius)
1812 Elias Smith Dennis, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1894
1818 William Wing "Old Blizzards" Loring, Mjr Gen (Confederate Army)
1822 Frances Crabbe, England, feminist founded Anti-Vivisection Society
1825 Hynek Ignac Frantisek Vojacek, composer
1835 Samuel Butler, England, author (Erewhom, Way of All Flesh)
1838 Melesio Morales, composer
1858 Billy Gunn, cricketer (Notts & England batsman in 11 Tests 1886-99)
1861 Lillian Russell, [Helen Leonard], US, singer/actress (Great Mogul)
1865 Edith Louisa Cavell, England, nurse (WW I)
1866 Wassily Kandinsky
1866 Wassily Kandinsky
1866 Wassily Kandinsky
1866 Wassily Kandinsky
1866 Wassily Kandinsky
1866 Vassily V Kandinsky, Russ/Ger/Fr abstract painter (Dreamy Inspiration)
1868 Richard N Roland Holst, Dutch artist/painter
1874 Jean H L Bossard, actor/impresario (Merchant of Venice)
1875 Rainer Maria Rilke, Austria, poet (Duino Elegies)
1875 R M Rilke, writer
1876 Dimitur Poljanov, [Popov], Bulgaria, poet (Iron Poems)
1879 Herbert Hamilton Harty, composer
1881 Erwin von Witzleben, German fieldmarshal (July 20th plot)
1888 Aleksandar I Karadordjevic, king of Yugoslavia (1921-34)
1889 Buck Jones, [Charles F Gebhart], US actor (War Horse)
1889 Isabel Randolph, IL, actress (Fuller Brush Girl, Our Miss Brooks)
1892 Francisco Franco
1892 Francisco Franco
1892 Francisco Franco
1892 Francisco Franco
1892 Francisco Franco
1892 Francisco Franco, [y Bahamonde], Spanish General/dictator (1936-75)
1895 Nils FA Nilsson Piraten, Swedish writer (Bombi Bitt Och Jag)
1896 Nikolai S Tichonov, Russian writer (against Pasternak) [NS]
1897 Mari Andriessen, Dutch sculptor (Dock Worker)
1899 Douwe Hermans Kiestra, [Harm Harmstra], Frisian farmer/writer
1903 Alfred Leslie Rowse, historian
1903 Cornell Woolrich, US, writer (El Angel Negro)
1905 Emilio Mdici, president Brazil (1969-74)
1907 Jo Boer, Dutch author (Catharina & the Magnolias)
1908 A D Hershey, US, biologist, worked with bacteriophages (Nobel 1969)
1910 Alex North, Chester Penn, composer (Spartacus, Viva Zapata)
1910 Amar Singh, cricketer (dashing Indian all-rounder of thirties)
1910 Ramaswamy Venkataraman, president of India (1987-92)
1912 Alfons "Alphons" Berckmans, Flemish/British actor (Family Stastok)
1912 Jack Walsh, NSW/Leicestershire cricket china bowler (didn't rep Aust)
1912 Jimmy Jewel, comedian
1912 John W Pritchard, [Ian Wallace], US, sci-fi author (Megalomania)
1915 Allan Jackson, Hot Springs Ark, newscaster (Youth Takes a Stand)
1915 Fred Freer, cricketer (Australian pace bowler played one Test in 1946)
1920 Michael Bates, Jhansi India, actor (Clockwork Orange, Patton)
1921 Deanna Durbin, Winnipeg Manitoba, actress/vocalist (100 Men & a Girl)
1922 Gerard Philipe, Cannes France, actor (Caligula, Le Diable au Corps)
1923 Charles Keating, district attorney (LA Calif)
1924 John Portman, SC, architect (Ivan Allen Award-1964)
1925 Maurice Binder, NYC, photographer/film titler (James Bond)
1926 Lee Doraey, rocker
1928 Russell L Rogers, USAF/astronaut (X-20)
1930 Harvey Kuenn, baseball player (AL Rookie of the Year-1953)
1930 Paul-Heinz Dittrich, composer
1930 Roman Semyonovich Ledenyou, composer
1930 Ronnie Corbett, England, comedian (2 Ronnies)
1932 Edgar Valcarcel, composer
1932 Joanne Battiste, artist (heroines)
1932 Roh Tae Woo, Taegu South Korea, President South Korea (1988-93)
1933 Horst Buchholz, Berlin Germany, actor (Magnificent 7, Raid on Entebbe)
1934 Victor French, Santa Barbara Calif, actor (Highway to Heaven)
1934 Wink Martindale, Jackson Tn, TV host (Tic-Tac-Dough, Can You Top This)
1935 Fred Rumsey, England, cricket lefty pace bowler (5 Tests 1964-65)
1936 Larry Davis, blues singer/guitarist
1937 Max Baer Jr, Oakland Calif, actor (Jethro-Beverly Hillbillies)
1938 Andre Marrou, Libertarian Presidential candidate (1992)
1938 Liesbeth Struppert, actress (Miep Gies-Anne Frank)
1938 Lynn Blessing, vibes Player
1940 Freddy Cannon, [Picariello], Lynn Ma, rocker (Palisades Park)
1940 John Cale, Wales, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Velvet Underground)
1941 Humberto Solas, director/writer (Lucia)
1941 Raul Blanco, Australian soccer asst coach (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1942 Bob Mosley, Paradise Valley CA, rock bassist (Moby Grape)
1942 Chris Hillman, San Diego Ca, singer (Byrds-Turn Turn Turn)
1943 Patti Chandler, Calif, actress (Bikini Beach)
1944 Dennis Wilson
1944 Dennis Wilson
1944 Dennis Wilson
1944 Dennis Wilson
1944 Dennis Wilson
1944 Dennis Wilson, Hawthorne CA, drummer/vocalist (Beach Boys-My Room)
1945 Michael Gerzon, mathematician
1945 Pam Higgins, LPGA golfer
1947 Ursula Krechel, writer
1948 Lin Onus, artist
1948 Roberta Lynn Bondar, Ontario, astronaut (STS 42)
1948 Southside Johnny Lyon, NJ, rocker (Asbury Jukes-Don't Want Go Home)
1949 Jeff Bridges
1949 Jeff Bridges
1949 Jeff Bridges
1949 Jeff Bridges
1949 Jeff Bridges
1949 Jeff Bridges, LA Calif, actor (Stay Hungry, Against All Odds)
1949 Mary Bea Porter-King, Everett WA, LPGA golfer (1975 Golf Inns Classic)
1949 Russ Karel, director
1950 Jan Rietman, Dutch radio/TV host
1950 Karel van de Graf, Dutch TV host
1950 Pamela Stephenson, Auckland NZ, actress (Superman 3, Sat Night Live)
1951 Gary Rossington, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rossington-Collins Band)
1951 Patricia Wettig, Cincinnati Ohio, actress (Nancy Weston-30 Something)
1952 Ronald Michael Sega, Cleve Ohio, PhD/Astronaut (STS 60, 76)
1955 Brian Prout, Troy NY, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)
1955 Cassandra Wilson, jazz singer
1956 Bernard King, basketball player (NY Knicks, NJ Nets)
1956 Blagoi Blagoyev, Bulgaria, 82.5 kg weightlifer (Olympics-silver-1976)
1956 Herbert Groenemeyer, Germany, rocker (OE, Luxus, Chaos, Spruenge)
1957 Lee Smith, Jamestown LA, pitcher (Cin Reds)
1957 Raul Boesel, Brazil, Indy-car racer (CART)
1958 Bill Roy, Versailles Ill, skeet (Olympics-1996)
1961 Frank Reich, NFL quarterback (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
1961 Frank Reich, quarterback (Detroit Lions)
1962 Arnold Scholten, soccer player (Feyenoord)
1962 John Gaasbeek, soccer player (FC Twente/NAC)
1962 Stan Gelbaugh, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks)
1963 Jozef Sabovcik
1963 Jozef Sabovcik
1963 Jozef Sabovcik
1963 Jozef Sabovcik
1963 Jozef Sabovcik
1963 Johanna Wright, Raleigh NC, WPVA volleyballer (Pismo Beach-4th)
1963 Mike Snoei, soccer player (Sparta)
1963 Sergey Bubka, Ukraine, pole vaulter (Olympics-gold-88, 92)
1964 Marisa Tomei
1964 Marisa Tomei
1964 Marisa Tomei
1964 Marisa Tomei
1964 Marisa Tomei
1964 Bill Peterson, Smithfield NC, WLAF general mgr (Amsterdam Admirals)
1964 Marisa Tomei, Bkln NY, actress (My Cousin Vinny)
1965 Rob Smits, pop drummer (Kong/Phlegm)
1967 Klaus Wilmsmeyer, NFL punter (NO Saints)
1967 Martha O'Kelley, US softball infielder (Olympics-gold-96)
1968 Mike Barrowman, Costa Mesa CA, kayak/200m breast stroke (Oly-g-92, 96)
1969 Ferric Collons, NFL defensive end (New England Patriots)
1969 Jacques Landry, Saskatoon Saskatchawan, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1969 Marie-Jose Morneau, Longueuil Quebec, 56 kg judoka (Olympics-96)
1969 Mik Middleton, WLAF safety (Barcelona Dragons)
1969 Terry Glenn, wide reciever (New England Patriots)
1970 Jeff Blake, NFL quarterback (Cincinnati Bengals)
1971 Terrence Wisdom, NFL/WLAF guard/center (NY Jets, London Monarchs)
1972 Damien Covington, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
1972 Howard Eisley, NBA guard (Utah Jazz)
1972 Jassen Cullimore, Simcoe, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
1972 Jude St John, CFL offensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1972 Kerry Anne Guse, Brisbane Queensland, tennis star (1996 final Hobart)
1972 Ted Johnson, NFL inside linebacker (NE Patriots)
1973 Tyra Banks
1973 Tyra Banks
1973 Tyra Banks
1973 Tyra Banks
1973 Tyra Banks
1973 Corliss Williamson, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
1973 Tyra Banks, model/actress (Higher Learning, Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
1974 Anke Huber, Bruchsal Germany, tennis star (1996 finalist Australian)
1976 John Lee, Chicago Ill, dance skater (& Julia Bikbova)
1977 Emily Ballard, Miss Washington Teen USA (1996)
1977 Shahid Nazir, cricketer (Pakistan Test fast bowler v Zimbabwe 1996)


1110 Syria harbor city Saida (Sidon) surrenders to Crusaders
1197 Crusaders wound Rabbi Elezar ben Judah
1259 Treaty of Paris: English king Henry III & French king Louis IX
1489 Battle of Baza-Spanish army captures Baza from Moors
1534 Turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Baghdad
1563 Council of Trent holds last session, after 18 years
1619 America's 1st Thanksgiving Day (Va)
1644 1st European peace congress opens in Mnster
1655 Middelburg Neth forbids building of synagogue
1665 Jean Racine's "Alexandre le Grand," premieres in Paris
1674 Father Marquette builds 1st dwelling in what is now Chicago
1680 Hen in Rome lays an egg imprinted with comet not seen until Dec 16th
1682 1st General Assembly in Pennsylvania (Chester)
1688 General strategist John Churchill joins with Willem III
1691 Emperor Leopold I takes control of Transsylvania
1691 Spanish king Carlos II names Maximilian II viceroy of S Netherlands
1745 Bonnie Prince Charles reaches Derby
1783 Gen. Washington bids his officers farewell at Fraunce's Tavern,
1783 Gen. Washington bids his officers farewell at Fraunce's Tavern,
1783 Gen Washington bids officers farewell at Fraunce's Tavern, NYC
1791 Britain's Observer, oldest Sunday newspaper in world, 1st published
1798 Rebellious Flemish farmers occupy Hasselt
1812 Peter Gaillard of Lancaster, Pa patents a horse-drawn mower
1816 James Monroe (VA), elected 5th pres, defeating Federalist Rufus King
1829 Britain abolished "suttee" in India (widow burning herself to death on her husband's funeral pyre
1832 French army begins bombing citadel of Antwerp
1833 American Anti-Slavery Society formed by Arthur Tappan in Phila
1836 Whig party holds its 1st national convention, Harrisburg, Pa
1843 Manila paper (made from sails, canvas & rope) patented, Mass
1843 Robert Schumann's "Das Paradies und die Peri," premieres in Leipzig
1844 James K Polk elected 11th president of US
1851 Pres Louis Napolean Boaparte forces crush a coup d'etat in France
1863 Storm flood ravages Nethe coastal provinces
1864 Battle of Waynesborough (Brier Creek) GA
1864 Romanian Jews are forbidden to practice law
1867 Grange organized to protect farm interests
1875 William Marcy "Boss" Tweed (NYC-Tammany Hall) escapes from jail
1889 Stanley's expedition reaches Bagamoyo in Indian Ocean
1890 Willem III, Dutch king, buried
1899 56th Congress (1899-1901) convenes
1899 Webb Hayes son of pres Rutherford Hayes receives medal of honor
1901 Anne Russell's "Girl & the judge," premieres in NYC
1905 British government of Balfour resigns
1906 Alpha Phi Alpha, 1st Black Greek Letter Fraternity, forms
1908 Haiti's president-General Alexis Nord flees from military coup
1909 1st CFL Grey Cup: University of Toronto defeats Toronto Parkdale, 26-6
1912 Roald Amundsen reaches South pole
1912 Roald Amundsen reaches South pole
1914 Walter Johnson accepts money from Federal League Chicago Whales Clark Griffith threatens to take Johnson to court
1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition opens.
1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition opens.
1915 F F Fletcher is 1st admiral to receive Congressional Medal of Honor
1915 Ku Klux Klan receives charter from Fulton County Ga
1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition opens
1918 Pres Wilson sails for Versailles Peace Conference in France, 1st chief executive to travel outside US while in office
1920 1st Pro football playoff game Buffalo-7, Canton-3 at Polo Grounds
1920 8th CFL Grey Cup: U of Toronto defeats Toronto Argonauts, 16-3
1922 Lucille Atcherson, becomes 1st woman legation sect-US foreign service
1923 Cecil B DeMille's 1st version of "Ten Commandments" premieres
1923 WEAF radio begins broadcasting Eveready Hour (variety show)
1926 14th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Senators defeats U of Toronto, 10-7
1927 Dmitri Shostakovitch' 2nd Symphony, premieres in Moscow
1927 Duke Ellington opens at Cotton Club in Harlem
1927 Pirates Paul Waner wins NL MVP
1928 Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn's musical "Whoopee," premieres in NYC
1930 French govt of Tardieu falls
1930 Vatican approves rhythm method for birth control
1931 "Frankenstein" opens at Mayfair
1933 FDR creates Federal Alcohol Control Administration
1933 Jack Kirkland's "Tobacco Road," premieres in NYC
1935 1,200 at St Joseph's College (Phila) enroll in anticommunism class
1941 Nazi ordinances places Jews of Poland outside protection of courts
1942 1st US citizenship granted an alien on foreign soil (James Hoey)
1942 FDR orders dismantling of Works Progress Administration
1942 US bombers struck Italian mainland for 1st time in WW II
1942 Works Progress Administration liquidated
1943 -Dec 6] 2nd conference of Caro: FDR, Churchill & Turkish pres Inn
1943 Commissioner Landis announces any baseball club may sign Negroes
1943 Yugoslavian resistance forms provisionary government under Dr Ribar
1944 Germans destroy Rhine dikes, Betuwe flooded
1945 11th Heisman Trophy Award: Doc Blanchard, Army (FB)
1945 Senate approves US participation in UN
1947 USSR joins Intl Amateur Athletic Union
1948 "Magdalena" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 48 performances
1948 SS Kiangya hits mine in Whangpoo River China, sinks killing 2,750 die
1949 Bob Gage ties NFL record of a 97 yard touchdown run
1951 Copland/Robbins' "Pied Piper," premieres in NYC
1951 Superheated gases roll down Mount Catarman (Philippines), kills 500
1952 Killer fogs begin in London England, "Smog" becomes a word
1952 Walter P Reuther chosen chairman of CIO
1954 "Hit the Trail" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 4 perfs
1954 "On Your Toes" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 64 performances
1955 Mgr Alfrink installed as archbishop of Utrecht
1956 22nd Heisman Trophy Award: Paul Hornung, Notre Dame (QB)
1957 1st edition of "Chase's Annual Events" published
1957 2 commuter trains collide in heavy fog killing 92 (St John's England)
1958 Dahomey (Benin), Ivory Coast become autonomous within Fr Community
1958 Finnish govt of Fagerholm, resigns
1961 Floyd Patterson KOs Tom McNeeley in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
1961 Museum of Modern Art hangs Matisse's Le Bateau upside down for 47 days
1961 Smallest NY Knick, 49th St MSG crowd-1,300 (snowstorm)
1961 Tanganyika becomes 104th member of UN
1961 WXGA TV channel 8 in Waycross, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 Aldo Moro forms Italian govt
1963 Pope Paul VI closes 2nd session of 2nd Vatican Council
1964 Baseball approves a free-agent draft
1964 Beatles release "Beatles For Sale" album
1964 Commissioner's office given full powers in baseball disputes
1964 Test Cricket debut of Ian Chappell, v Pakistan MCG, 11, 0-49, 0-31
1965 Gemini 7 launched with 2 astronauts
1965 Gemini 7 launched with 2 astronauts
1965 "Roar of the Greasepaint" closes at Shubert NYC after 232 perfs
1965 2 passenger planes collide above Danbury, Conn, 4 die
1965 2nd NY Knick game postponed (due to death of opponent 76ers' owner)
1965 Gemini 7 (Borman & Lovell) launched
1965 SF Giant Masanori Murakami, 4-1 this year, does not renew his contract signing instead with the Nankai Hawks of Osaka for $40,000
1966 KETS TV channel 2 in Little Rock, AR (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies Golf Invitational
1970 Unemployment in US increases to 5.8%
1973 Pioneer 10 reaches Jupiter
1974 Dutch DC-8 charter crashes in Sri Lanka killing 191 Moslem pilgrims
1974 Jean-Paul Sartre visits RAF leader Andreas Baader in prison
1975 6 South Molukkans occupy Indonesian consulate in The Hague, 1 dead
1976 Liz Taylor's 7th marriage (John Warner)
1977 Hollis Stacy/Jerry Pate wins Pepsi-Cola Mixed Team Golf Championship
1977 Jean-Bedel Bokassa, ruler of Central African Empire, crowns himself
1977 NFL's 5,000th game, Cincinnati beats KC 27-7
1977 Neil Simon's "Chapter Two," premieres in NYC
1978 Dianne Feinstein is named SF 1st female mayor
1978 Dutch War criminal Pieter Menten freed
1978 Pioneer Venus 1 goes into orbit around Venus
1978 War criminal Pieter Menten freed
1979 Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 7, Bingo Smith
1979 Liza Minnelli's 3rd marriage (Mark Gero)
1980 2 months after death of drummer John Bonham, Led Zeppelin breaks up
1980 Islanders end 15 game undefeated streak (13-0-2) (Col Rockies)
1981 "Falcon Crest" premieres on CBS-TV
1981 Pres Reagan allows CIA to engage in domestic counter-intelligence
1981 Reagan Executive Order on Intelligence (No 12333)
1981 According to South Africa, Ciskei gains independence Not recognized as an independent country outside South Africa
1982 48th Heisman Trophy Award: Herschel Walker, Georgia (RB)
1982 China adopts its constitution
1982 Police & racist demonstrators clash in Antwerp
1983 "Amen Corner" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 83 performances
1983 "Baby" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 241 performances
1983 David Shire & R Maltby Jr's musical "Baby," premieres in NYC
1983 NJ Devils 1st shut-out, beating Minnesota Detroit Red Wings 6-0
1983 US jet fighters strike Syrian anti-aircraft positions in Lebanon
1984 Hijackers commandeered a Kuwaiti airliner
1985 "Les Miserables" opens at Palace Theatre, London
1985 French President Mitterrand receives Polish leader Jaruzelski
1985 Pres Reagan appoints Vice Adm John Poindexter as security adviser
1986 NASA launches Fltsatcom-7
1986 Neil Simon's "Broadway Bound," premieres in NYC
1987 Karlstad skates world record 10 km (13:48.51)
1988 Actor Gary Busey critically injured in motorcycle crash
1988 Amy Benz/John Huston wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1988 Orioles trade veteran 1B Eddie Murray to the Dodgers
1988 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1990 Due to Persian Gulf crisis gas hits $1.60 per gallon price in NYC
1990 Iraq announces it will release all 3,300 Soviet hostages
1991 Judds final concert (Nashville)
1991 Muslim Shites release last US hostage Terry Anderson (held 6 years)
1991 Pan American World Airways ceased operations
1991 Patricia Bowman testifies that William Kennedy Smith raped her
1993 Dan Jansen skates world record 500m (35.92 sec)
1993 Johann Koss skates world record 5K (6:35.53)
1994 "Angels in America-Perestroika" closes at W Kerr NYC after 216 perfs
1994 "Angels in America-Millennium Approach" closes at Kerr after 367 perfs
1994 83rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats Russia in Moscow (4-1)
1994 Marta Figueras-Dottie/Brad Bryant wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1995 Atherton (185*) bats for 643 minutes to save Johannesburg Test
1996 7th Billboard Music Awards
1996 NASA's 1st Mars rover launched from Cape Canaveral
1996 Orlando Magic tie NBA record of fewest ponts scored since inception of 24 second clock losing to Cleveland Cavalier, 84-57
1997 "Diary of Anne Frank," opens at Music Box Theater NYC
1997 NBA suspends Latrell Sprewell for 1 year for attacking his coach
9771 Karel, the Great, becomes king of all France

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