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Thursday, December 6, 2018.



Birthdays


1285 Ferdinand V, king of Castilë & León
1421 Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 1470-71)
1550 Orazio Tiberio Vecchi, composer
1608 George Monck/Monk, English general/gov of Scotland
1682 G.C. Fagnano --1766
1682 G.C. Fagnano --1766
1682 G.C. Fagnano --1766
1682 G.C. Fagnano --1766
1682 G.C. Fagnano --1766
1731 S von Laroche, writer
1732 Warren Hastings, England, 1st governor-General of India (1773-84)
1743 Franz Nikolaus Novotny, composer
1768 Johann Baptist Henneberg, composer
1775 Nicolas Isouard, composer
1776 Paul Friedrich Struck, composer
1792 Abraham J van de Aa, lexicographer (Biographic Dictionary)
1792 Willem II Frederik GL, King of Neth (1840-49)
1806 Louis-Gilbert Duprez, composer
1808 Johan M Dautzenberg, Flemish author (Future)
1808 Johann Christian Gebauer, composer
1809 Stephen Thomas, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1903
1816 Henry Eustace McCulloch, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1895
1822 John Eberhard, built 1st large scale pencil factory in US.
1822 John Eberhard, built 1st large scale pencil factory in US.
1822 John Eberhard, built 1st large-scale pencil factory in US
1831 Joshua Woodrow Sill, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
1833 John Singleton Mosby, lawyer/Col (Confederate Army), died in 1916
1843 Albert de Vriendt, Flemish historical painter/etcher
1846 Henryk Jarecki, composer
1856 W.F.A. von Dyck --1934
1856 W.F.A. von Dyck --1934
1856 W.F.A. von Dyck --1934
1856 W.F.A. von Dyck --1934
1856 W.F.A. von Dyck --1934
1870 William S. Hart, star of silent Western movies
1870 William S. Hart, star of silent Western movies
1870 William S Hart, actor, silent Westerns (Wild Bill Hickok, Tumbleweeds)
1872 Mikulas Moyzes, composer
1876 Dewi AngrŐnie, [Martha CA Giese], Flemish/Dutch actress (Champagne)
1884 Rose Schneiderman, NY state dept of labor sect (1937-44)
1885 Albrecht Schaeffer, German writer (The General)
1886 Joyce Kilmer, American poet (Trees)
1886 Joyce Kilmer, American poet (Trees)
1886 Joyce Kilmer, US, (male) poet (Trees)
1887 Lynn Fontanne
1887 Lynn Fontanne
1887 Lynn Fontanne
1887 Lynn Fontanne
1887 Lynn Fontanne
1887 Joseph Lamb, composer
1887 Lynn Fontanne, Woodford England, Bdwy actress (Dulcy, Arms & the Man)
1892 F Osbert S Sitwell, London, poet/writer (Out of the Flame)
1892 Lina Carstens, Wiesbaden Germany, actress (Homeland, Broken Jug)
1893 Lou Little, college football hall of fame coach (elected 1960)
1896 Ira Gershwin
1896 Ira Gershwin
1896 Ira Gershwin
1896 Ira Gershwin
1896 Ira Gershwin
1896 Arnold Foster, composer
1896 George Trafton, NFL center (Chicago Bears)
1896 Ira Gershwin, lyricist ('S Wonderful, I Got Rhythm)
1897 John Axel Fernstrom, composer
1897 O W Cisek, writer
1898 Alfred Eisenstaedt, photo journalist
1898 Gunnar Myrdal, Sweden, sociologist/economist (Nobel 1974)
1898 Herman Shumlin, actor (Watch on the Rhine)
1899 Harry Buller Siege Willis, son of South Africa boer in Ladysmith
1899 Nikolai Batalov, Moscow Russia, actor (Mother)
1902 Virgilio Mortari, composer
1904 Eve Denise Curie, French pianist/author/daughter of Madame Curie
1906 Agnes Moorehead
1906 Agnes Moorehead
1906 Agnes Moorehead
1906 Agnes Moorehead
1906 Agnes Moorehead
1906 Agnes Moorehead, Clinton Mass, actress (Endora-Bewitched)
1906 Antoon Spinoy, Belgian politician
1909 Alan McGilvray, cricketer (20 games for NSW mid 30's)/cmmentator (ABC)
1909 Kenneth Watkins, woodland conservationist
1910 Alan McGilvray, cricket commentator
1911 Alfred James Broomhall, Methodist missionary
1913 Eleanor Holm, NYC, 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1932)
1914 Cyril Washbrook, cricketer (stalwart Lancs & England opener)
1918 Granville James Leveson Gower, land owner
1918 Harold Horace Hopkins, inventor (Endoscope)
1918 Peter A Juten, office clerk/resistance fighter
1918 Willem Oosterheers, resistance fighter
1920 Dave Brubeck
1920 Dave Brubeck
1920 Dave Brubeck
1920 Dave Brubeck
1920 Dave Brubeck
1920 Dave Brubeck, Concord CA, jazz pianist/composer (Gates of Justice)
1921 Nicolas A PiĄa, Venezulian/Aruban songwriter
1921 Otto Graham, AAFC/NFL QB (Cleveland Browns)
1924 Wally Cox
1924 Wally Cox
1924 Wally Cox
1924 Wally Cox
1924 Wally Cox
1924 Wally Cox, Detroit, actor (Mr Peepers, Hollywood Squares)
1925 Andy Robustelli, NFL defensive end (LA Rams, NY Giants)
1926 Martti Katajisto, Parkano Finland, actor (Mar Oksalla Ylimmaellae)
1927 Jacques Bondon, composer
1928 Bert Geoffrey Achong, inventor (electron microscopist)
1929 King Moody, NYC, actor (Shtarker-Get Smart)
1929 Mark Kopytman, composer
1930 Bobby Van, [Robert King], NYC, singer (Hollywood Palace)
1932 Don King, boxing promoter (Mike Tyson) [or Aug 20]
1933 Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki, composer
1933 Jim Pothecary, cricketer (S African pace bowler on 1960 England tour)
1934 Nick Bockwinkel, wrestler (WCW/AWA)
1936 David Ossman
1936 David Ossman
1936 David Ossman
1936 David Ossman
1936 David Ossman
1938 David Ossman, comedian (Firesign Theater)
1939 Tomás Svoboda, Paris France, Czech composer (Etude)
1940 Steve Alaimo, Rochester NY, rocker (Mashed Potatoes)
1941 Helen Cornelius, Hannibal Mo, country singer (Nashville on the Road)
1941 John Nelson, San José Costa Rica, conductor (Les Troyens of Berlioz)
1941 Richard Speck, mass murderer (killed 8 student nurses in 1966)
1942 Len Barry, [Leonard Borisoff], Phila, rocker (Bristol Stomp)
1942 Peter Handke, Austrian songwriter (Ritt über den Bodensee)
1943 Mike Smith, London Engld, rocker/pianist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)
1944 Jonathan King, rocker
1945 James Naughton, Middleton CT, actor (Stranger is Watching)
1945 Larry Bowa, 2nd baseman (Phillies)
1946 Frank Hayes, cricketer (106* England v WI on debut 1973)
1947 Miroslav Vitous, rocker
1948 Don Nickles, (Sen-R-Okla)
1948 JoBeth Williams, Houston TX, actress (Kramer vs Kramer, Poltergeist)
1948 Jonathan King, London, singer (Everyone's Gone to the Moon)
1948 Marius Mueller-Westernhagen, Duesseldorf Germany, rocker (Stinker)
1949 Peter Willey, cricketer (England batsman late 70's early 80's)
1950 Daniel Sahuleka, Moluks/Dutch singer/guitarist (Viva la Libertad)
1952 Ric Charlesworth, cricketer (WA opener, Aust hockey capt)/MP (Labour)
1952 Terence Knox, Richland Wash, actor (Peter-St Elsewhere) [or 2/16/50]
1953 Tom Hulce
1953 Tom Hulce
1953 Tom Hulce
1953 Tom Hulce
1953 Tom Hulce
1953 Gina Hecht, Houston Tx, actress (Melanie-Hizzoner, Mork & Mindy)
1953 Kin Shriner, Indiana, actor (Scott-General Hospital, Rituals)
1953 Thomas Hulce, Plymouth Mi, actor (Amadeus, Equus, Echo Park)
1953 Wil Shriner, NYC/Indiana, talk show host (Wil Shriner Show)
1954 Chris Stamey, rocker
1954 Miles Chapin, NYC, actor (French Postcards, Get Crazy, Funhouse)
1955 Steven Wright
1955 Steven Wright
1955 Steven Wright
1955 Steven Wright
1955 Steven Wright
1955 Bill Lloyd, Bowling Green Ky, singer (Foster & Lloyd-Crazy Over You)
1955 Malcolm Jarvis, cricket lefty paceman (Zimbabwe's 1st Test side)
1955 Rick Buckler, [Paul Richard Buckler], rock drummer (Jam)
1955 Steven Wright, droll comedian (Steven Wright Live)
1955 Tish Hinojosa, San Antonia Tx, country singer (Something in the Rain)
1956 Peter Buck
1956 Peter Buck
1956 Peter Buck
1956 Peter Buck
1956 Peter Buck
1956 Peter Buck, US pop guitarist (REM-Murmur)
1956 Randy Rhoads, rocker
1957 Luis Mariano Delis Fournier, Cuba, discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1980)
1960 Jasmina Perazic Gipe, WNBA guard/forward (NY Liberty)
1962 Ben Watt, rocker (Everything but the Girls-Sir Idlewood)
1962 Janine Turner, Lincoln Neb, actress (Maggie-Northern Exposure)
1964 Will Johnson, CFL defensive end (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1965 Teri Hatcher, Sunnyvale Calif, actress (Lois & Clark)
1966 Lindsay Price, actress (All My Children)
1967 Kevin Appier, Lancaster CA, pitcher (KC Royals)
1967 Spanky Marcus, Hollywood Calif, actor (Jimmy Joe-Mary Hartman)
1969 Elmore Spencer, NBA center (Portland Trail Blazers)
1969 Greg Knox, CFL safety (Calgary Stampeders)
1969 Todd Black, Kenton Ohio, 800m runner
1970 Eric Mahlum, NFL guard (Indianapolis Colts)
1971 Ainsley Robinson, Oshawa Ontario, 62 kg Greco Roman wrestler (Oly-96)
1971 David Defiagbon, Sapele Nigeria, Canadian boxer (Olympics-silver-96)
1971 Matt Maloney, NBA guard (Houston Rockets)
1971 Richard Krajicek, Neth, tennis star (Wimbledon-1996)
1971 Rika Hiraki, Beirut Lebanon, tennis star (1992 Japan doubles)
1971 Thomas Bailey, NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals)
1972 Brendan Garard, Australian field hockey halfback (Olympics-96)
1972 Gary Bandy, NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons)
1972 James Logan, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
1972 Mike Gruttadauri, corner (St Louis Rams)
1973 Tim Kohn, guard/tackle (Oakland Raiders)
1974 Arjan Ebbinge, soccer player (FC Groningen)
1975 Natalie Titcume, Australian softball catcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1976 Alicia Machado, Venezuela, Miss Universe (1996)
1976 Lindsay Price, Arcadia CA, actress (Bold & Beautiful, All My Children)

Events


963 Leo VIII elected Pope
1160 Jean Bodels "Jeu de St Nicholas," premieres in Arras
1196 Northern Dutch coast flooded, "Saint-Nicolaas Flood"
1240 Mongols under Batu Khan occupy & destroy Kiev
1424 Don Alfonso V of Aragon grants Barcelona the right to exclude Jews
1491 King Charles VIII of France marries Anna of Bretagne
1492 Haiti discovered by Columbus
1492 Haiti discovered by Columbus
1492 Haiti discovered by Columbus, at Môle Saint Nicolas
1527 Pope Clemens VII fleas to Orvieto
1534 Quito, Ecuador is founded by the Spanish
1534 Quito, Ecuador is founded by the Spanish
1534 Quito, Ecuador founded by Spanish
1631 first predicted transit of Venus is observed, by Kepler.
1631 first predicted transit of Venus is observed, by Kepler.
1631 1st predicted transit of Venus (Kepler) is observed
1641 Don Francisco de Mello appointed land guardian of South Netherlands
1648 Pride's Purge: Thomas Pride prevents 96 presbyterians from sitting in English parliament
1723 Emperor Karel VI's Pragmatic Sanctie declares Constitution
1732 1st play in American colonies acted by professional players, NYC
1745 Bonnie Prince Charlies army retreats to Scotland
1756 British troops under Robert Clive occupy Fulta India
1768 1st edition of "Encyclopedia Brittanica" published (Scotland)
1787 Laurens Pieter van de Speigel appointed Dutch pension advisor
1790 Congress meets in Philadelphia, new temporary US capital
1820 US president James Monroe re-elected
1822 Veterinary school in Utrecht opens
1825 Pres John Adams suggests establishment of a US observatory
1833 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin departs Rio de la Plata
1841 Robert Schumann's 4th Symphony in D, premieres
1843 Amsterdam-Utrecht railway opens
1846 Opera "La Damnation de Faust" is produced (Paris)
1849 Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery in Maryland
1862 Pres Lincoln orders hanging of 39 Santee Sioux indians
1864 Battle of Deveaux's Neck, SC
1865 13th Amendment is ratified, abolishing slavery
1866 Chicago water supply tunnel 3,227 m into Lake Michigan completed
1870 Joseph H Rainey, 1st black in House of Reps (SC)
1873 1st international football game in US: Yale 2, Eton (England) 1
1875 44th Congress (1875-77) convenes
1876 1st crematorium in US begins operation, Washington, Penn
1876 City of Anaheim incorporated for 2nd time
1876 US Electorial College picks Rep Hayes as pres (although Tilden won)
1877 1st sound recording made (Thomas Edison)
1877 Washington Post publishes 1st edition
1882 Atmosphere of Venus detected during transit
1882 Atmosphere of Venus detected during transit
1882 Atmosphere of Venus detected during transit
1884 Aluminum capstone set atop Washington Monument, Wash, DC
1896 D T Suzuki found the awakening at Engakuji temple, in Kamakura
1903 Sumatra Atjehs guerilla leader Panglima Polim surrenders
1904 Theodore Roosevelt confirms Monroe-doctrine (Roosevelt Corollary)
1907 Coal mine explosions in Monongah, WV, kills 361
1912 China votes for universal human rights
1913 White Sox beat Giants 9-4 in exhibition game in Tokyo
1914 German troops over run Lódz
1916 German army under Gen Mackensen occupies Bucharest
1917 Finland gains its independence, from Russia.
1917 Finland gains its independence, from Russia.
1917 Finland declares independence from Russia (National Day)
1917 French munition ship "Mont Blanc" explodes in Halifax, kills 1,700
1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty signed; Ireland receives dominion status; partition creates Northern Ireland
1922 1st constitution of Irish Free State comes into operation
1922 1st electric power line commercial carrier in US, Utica, NY
1923 1st presidential address broadcast on radio (Pres Calvin Coolidge)
1925 Italy, Britain & Egypt sign Jaghbub accord (Italy)
1925 Record 73,000 pay to watch Chic Bears beat NY Giants 19-7
1929 Turkey introduces female suffrage
1930 18th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Balmy Beach defeat Regina Roughriders, 11-6
1930 Pablo Neruda marries Marie A Hagenaar Vogelzang in Batavia
1933 Ban on James Joyce' "Ulysses" in US, lifted
1938 117 Spanish knights under capt Piet Laros return to Netherlands
1938 French/German non-attack treaty drawn (Ribbentrop-Bonnet Pact)
1939 5th Heisman Trophy Award: Nile Kinnick, Iowa (HB)
1939 Cole Porter's musical "Du Barry was a Lady," premieres in NYC
1940 Gestapo arrest German resistance fighter/poster artist Helen Ernst
1940 Pietro Badoglio resigns as viceroy of Ethiopia
1941 Dutch & British pilots see Japanese invasion fleet at Singapore
1941 King Leopold of Belgium marries Lilian Baels
1941 NYC Council agrees to build Idlewild (Kennedy) Airport in Queens
1942 Queen Wilhelmina announces Dutch Commonwealth
1942 RAF bombs Philips factory (150 die)
1944 US 95th Infantry division reaches Westwall
1950 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Mirabile illud
1952 Czech govt tells Israeli ambassador, he's persona non grata
1953 Brown's Lou "Toe" Groza kicks 8 PATs, beating Giants 62-14
1954 Simone de Beauvoir receives Prix Goncourt
1955 NY psychologist Joyce Brothers won "$64,000 Question" on boxing
1956 "Happy Hunting" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 413 performances
1956 Nelson Mandela & 156 others arrested for political activities in S Afr
1957 1st US attempt to launch a satellite: Vanguard rocket blows up.
1957 1st US attempt to launch a satellite: Vanguard rocket blows up.
1957 1st US attempt to launch a satellite fails-Vanguard rocket blows up
1957 AFL-CIO votes to expel Teamsters (readmitted in October 1987)
1957 Indonesia begins nationalizing Dutch possessions
1958 US lunar probe Pioneer 3 reaches 107,269 km, falls back
1960 AL grants Gene Autry a franchise, LA Angels
1961 27th Heisman Trophy Award: Ernie Davis, Syracuse (HB)
1962 US abandons Skybolt balastic missile program
1963 Beatles begin a tradition of releasing a Christmas record for fans
1963 Test Cricket debut of Graeme Pollock at the Gabba
1964 KTVR TV channel 13 in La Grande, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 President Segni of Italy resigns
1965 2 trucks crashed into a crowd of dancers (Sotouboua Togo) kills 125
1966 Polio vaccination becomes obligatory in Belgium
1967 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
1968 Baseball dismisses Commissioner William Eckert after 3 years
1968 PBA National Championship won by Wayne Zahn
1968 WKID (WSCV) TV channel 51 in Ft Lauderdale, FL (IND) 1st broadcast
1969 "Buck White" closes at George Abbott Theater NYC after 7 performances
1969 300,000 attend Altamont Calif, rock concert feature Rolling Stones
1969 USSR performs nuclear test
1970 Cleve Cavaliers 1st NBA home victory, beating Buffalo Braves 108-106
1971 Lewis Franklin Powell confirmed as Supreme Court justice
1972 UNIX version 2 written in C.
1972 UNIX version 2 written in C.
1972 UNIX version 2 written in C.
1972 UNIX version 2 written in C.
1972 UNIX version 2 written in C.
1973 Bahrain's constitution goes into effect
1973 Gerald Ford sworn-in as 1st unelected VP, succeeds Spiro T Agnew
1973 NL votes to move San Diego Padres to Washington DC (doesn't happen)
1974 George Harrison releases "Ding Dong, Ding Dong"
1975 41st Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB)
1975 Sen Robert Dole & Elizabeth Hanford marry
1976 War criminal Pieter Menten arrested in Zurich
1977 South Africa grants Bophuthatswana independence
1978 Spain adopts constitution
1980 Jim Bakker rapes Jessica Hahn
1980 NASA launches Intelsat V
1981 Rob de Castella of Australia sets Marathon record at 2:08:18
1982 Bomb attack on Londonderry, North Ireland disco, 17 killed
1982 Sen Ted & Joan Kennedy divorce
1982 11 soldiers & 6 civilians die by bomb planted by Irish National Liberation Army exploded in a pub in Ballykelly, Northern Ireland
1983 A bomb planted on a bus in Jerusalem explodes, kills 6 Israelis
1984 France performs nuclear test
1984 Hijackers aboard Kuwaiti jetliner kill 2nd hostage
1986 52nd Heisman Trophy Award: Vinny Testaverde, Miami Fla (QB)
1986 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1987 3 satanist Missouri teenagers bludgeon comrade to death for "fun"
1987 Christa Rothenburger skates female world record 500m (39.39 sec)
1987 Jane Crafter/Steve Jones wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1988 Arafat meets prominent American Jews in Stockholm, Sweden
1988 Carlos Andrés Pérez re-elected president of Venezuela
1988 Merv Hughes takes 13 wickets v WI at the WACA but Australia lose
1988 Milwaukee Bucks win their 1,000th NBA game (2nd fastest)
1988 Nelson Mandela is transferred to Victor Vester Prison, Capetown
1988 STS-27 Atlantis lands in Calif after secret mission
1988 Agnes Neil Williams purchases Baltimore Orioles for $70 million Eli Jacobs becomes CEO of Balt Orioles
1989 Mafia drug kingpin bombs security force at Bogotá, kills 52
1989 Worst Canadian mass murder: Marc Lepine kills 14 women at U Montréal
1990 NHL grants conditional membership to Tampa Bay Lightning
1990 Saddam anounces release of all foriegn hostages
1990 Shoeless Joe Jackson's signature is sold for $23,100
1991 "Les Miserables" opens at Circustheater, Scheveningen
1991 "Star Trek VI-Undiscovered Country" premieres
1992 300,000 hindus destroy mosque of Babri India, 4 die
1992 81st Davis Cup: USA beats Switzerland in Fort Worth (3-1)
1992 Dottie Mochrie/Dan Forsmann wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1992 SF 49er Jerry Rice catches NFL record 101st touchdown
1992 SF Giants renig on $43 million pact with Barry Bonds
1993 Gunda Niemann skates ladies world record 5 km 7:13.29
1994 Maltese Falcon auctioned for $398,590
1994 Orange County Calif files for bankruptcy
1994 Warner Brothers announces a 5th TV network to begin on Jan 11, 1995
1995 6th Billboard Music Awards
1995 Michael Jackson collapses will rehearsing for an HBO special
1996 Mashonaland defeat England in first-class tour match
1998 JC Penney Golf Classic

That's All....

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