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Friday, December 7, 2018.



Birthdays


967 Abu Sa'id ibn Aboa al-Chair, Persian mystic
1542 Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland (1560-1587)
1557 Girolamo Trombeti, composer
1598 Giovanni Bernini, Italy, baroque sculptor (St Teresa in Ecstasy)
1604 Ambrosius Reiner, composer
1637 Barnardo Pasquini, composer
1648 Giovanni Maria Capelli, composer
1731 Abraham-Hyacinthe Anquetil du Perron, French interpreter
1751 Jurrian F de Frederici, governor-General (Suriname)
1754 Jack Jouett, American patriot
1761 Madame Marie Tussaud, created wax museum
1761 Madame Marie Tussaud, created wax museum
1761 Madame [Marie Grosholtz] Tussaud, created wax museum
1772 Joseph Franz Maximilian Lobkowitz, composer
1801 Johann Nepomuk Nestroy, Austrian actor (Judith und Holofernes)
1808 Hugh McCulloch, US Secy of Treasury
1810 Theodor Schwann, German co-originator of cell theory
1823 Leopold Kronecker, German mathematician (Tensor of Kronecker)
1830 A.L.G.G. Cremona --1903
1830 A.L.G.G. Cremona --1903
1830 A.L.G.G. Cremona --1903
1830 A.L.G.G. Cremona --1903
1830 Luigi Cremona, Italian mathematician/minister of Education
1830 A.L.G.G. Cremona --1903
1835 Dom Joseph Pothier, French monk/musicologist
1839 Redvers H Buller, English general/large landowner: Natal
1840 Hermann Goetz, composer
1842 Otto Ammon, German anthropologist/sociologist (schedelmetingen)
1847 James Deacon White, Canton NY, ball player jumped teams in 1876 (Chi)
1847 Solomon Schechter, US Talmudic scholar/Jewish leader
1857 Nicola van Westerhout, composer
1862 Paul Adam, French writer (La Bataille d'Uhde)
1863 John Ebenezer West, composer
1863 Pietro Mascagni, Italian composer/fascist (Cavalleria Rusticana)
1863 Svetolik Rankovic, Serbian writer (Forest King)
1872 Johan Huizinga, Dutch culture historian (Homo Ludens)
1873 Willa Cather, US, author (My Antonia)
1876 Ludwig Schiedermair, German musicologist (Beethoven-Archiv)
1878 Akiko Yosano, Japan, poet (Tangled Hair)
1879 Rudolf Friml, Czech/US composer (Bohemian suite)
1882 Warren Bardsley, cricketer (great NSW & Aussie opening bat 1909-26)
1887 Ernst Toch, Vienna Austria, composer (Melodie Lehre)
1888 Hamilton Fish, US congress leader/isolationist
1888 Joyce Cary, Anglo-Irish (male) writer (House of Children)
1888 Matthew Heywood Campbell Broun, 1st pres of Amer Newspaper Guild
1889 Heathcote Dicken Statham, composer
1889 Honoré-Gabriel Marcel, French philosopher/playwright
1891 Fay Bainter, LA Calif, actress (Jezebel, Our Town, State Fair)
1892 Nora Nicholson, Leamington England, actress (Blue Lagoon, Crow Hollow)
1894 Stuart Davis, US painter
1895 Jack Pennick, Portland OR, actor (Lady From Louisiana)
1896 Juan Maria Thomas Sabater, composer
1901 A F [Tony] Pugsley, British rear-admiral (Walcheren attack (1944))
1902 J G Navle, cricketer (India's 1st Test wicket-keeper)
1905 Gerard Kuiper, Dutch/US astronomer (moons of Uranus, Neptune)
1906 George Richard James, saxophonist
1908 Jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist
1908 John H Doeg, tennis champ (US Open-1930)
1909 Jacob Kainen, artist/curator
1910 Edmundo Ros, English orchestra leader
1910 Richard Franko Goldman, composer
1910 Rod Cameron, Calgary Alberta, actor (City Detective, State Trooper)
1912 Daniel Jones, composer
1912 Louis Prima, New Orleans La, singer (That Old Black Magic)
1914 Winston Place, cricketer (England opener in West Indies 1948)
1915 Eli Wallach, Jr.
1915 Eli Wallach, Jr.
1915 Eli Wallach, Jr.
1915 Eli Wallach, Jr.
1915 Eli Wallach, Jr.
1915 Brackett Hamilton Leigh, [Douglass], US, sci-fi author (Ginger Star)
1915 Eli Wallach, Bkln NY, actor (Magnificent 7, Misfits, People Next Door)
1917 Helen Gurley Brown, editor-in-chief (Cosmopolitan)
1918 Jorunn Vidar, composer
1919 Ellen Stewart, actress/founder (La Mama Theatre Group)
1921 Arne Dorumsgaard, composer
1923 Ted Knight
1923 Ted Knight
1923 Ted Knight
1923 Ted Knight
1923 Ted Knight
1923 Ted Knight, Terryville Ct, (Mary Tyler Moore, Too Close for Comfort)
1924 Mário Soares, (Socialist), premier of Portugal (1976-78, 1983- )
1926 Victor Kermit Kiam II, CEO (Remington shavers)/NFL owner (Patriots)
1926 Wolfgang Ludewig, composer
1927 Vlastimir Pericic, composer
1928 Noam Chomsky, linguist (founded transformational grammar)
1928 Raymond Henry Charles Warren, composer
1930 Richard Felciano, composer
1932 Ellen Burstyn
1932 Ellen Burstyn
1932 Ellen Burstyn
1932 Ellen Burstyn
1932 Ellen Burstyn
1932 Ellen Burstyn, Detroit, actress (Exorcist, Alice Doesn't Live Here)
1932 Geoff Lawson, Australian cricket player
1932 Gerard van den Berg, Dutch TV host (Like Father, Like Son)
1935 Jean-Claude Casadesus, composer
1936 Martha Layne Collins, Baghdad Ky, (Gov-D-Ky)
1937 Thad Cochran, (Sen-R-Miss)
1940 Kumar Shahani, writer/director (Kasbam Tarang, Maya Darpan)
1942 Harry Chapin
1942 Harry Chapin
1942 Harry Chapin
1942 Harry Chapin
1942 Harry Chapin
1942 Harry Chapin, NYC, rock vocalist (Taxi, Cat's in the Craddle)
1942 Jonathan D Kramer, composer
1947 Johnny Bench
1947 Johnny Bench
1947 Johnny Bench
1947 Johnny Bench
1947 Johnny Bench
1947 Johnny Bench, baseball catcher (Reds)
1947 Mino Reitano, Italian entertainer
1947 Peter de Jong, Dutch actor (Maxi-Mini & Maxi)
1947 Vincent Baggetta, Paterson NJ, actor (Lou-Chicago Story)
1948 Gary Morris, Ft Worth Tx, country singer/actor (Colbys)
1948 Yoko Morishita, prima ballerina (Baterina No Habataki)
1949 Tom Waits, Calif, rocker/song writer (Blue Valentine)
1951 Henk Temming, Dutch vocalist/keyboardist (Good Cause)
1953 Bertin Osborne, Italian entertainer
1954 Gianfranco Jannuzzo, Italian entertainer
1954 Julie Halston, actress (Juror, Drunks, Addams Family Values)
1954 Mike Nolan, rocker
1955 Priscilla Barnes, Ft Dix NJ, actress (License to Kill, 3s Company)
1956 Larry Bird
1956 Larry Bird
1956 Larry Bird
1956 Larry Bird
1956 Larry Bird
1956 Larry Bird, hoop star (Boston Celtics)
1957 Geoff "Henry" Lawson, cricketer (Australian fast bowler 1980-89)
1957 Rohan Jayasekera, cricketer (one Test Sri Lanka v Pakistan 1982)
1958 Edd Hall
1958 Edd Hall
1958 Edd Hall
1958 Edd Hall
1958 Edd Hall
1958 Edd Hall, TV announcer (Jay Leno's Tonight Show)
1959 Salim Yousuf, cricketer (Pakistani wicket-keeper in 32 Tests 1986-90)
1961 Mary Beth Evans, Pasadena CA, actress (Katherine Ashton-Gen Hospital)
1962 Grecia Colmenares, Italian entertainer
1963 Barbara Weathers, vocalist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
1963 Kristi Albers, El Paso TX, LPGA golfer (1993 Sprint Classic)
1964 Duncan Miller, rocker (Blue Mercedes-Rich & Famous)
1964 Mike Nolan, rocker (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies)
1964 Peter Laviolette, Norwood Mass, US hockey defenseman (Olympics-1994)
1965 Peter Draisaitl, Karvina CZE, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
1966 C Thomas Howell, LA Calif, actor (Red Dawn, Tank, Soul Man)
1967 Tino Martinez, Tampa FL, 1st baseman (Seattle Mariner, NY Yankees)
1967 Vaclav Chalupa, Czechoslovakia, rower (Henley Royal Regatta 1989)
1968 Cammy Myler, Plattsburgh NY, luger (Olympics-1994)
1968 Keith Goganious, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1968 Melissa Iverson, Anoka Minn, rower (Olympics-96)
1968 Ricky Ervins, NFL running back (SF 49ers)
1968 Tom Myslinski, NFL guard (Jacksonville Jaguars, Pitts Steelers)
1969 Sabine Hack, West Germany, tennis star
1970 Courtney Browne, cricketer (West Indies Test wicket-keeper 1995)
1970 Ed Robinson, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1970 Rob Olson, Victoria BC, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 Newlands Open)
1971 Ben Atkins, NYC, fencer-epee (Olympics-96)
1971 Mauricio Hadad, Cali Colombia, tennis star (1995 Bermuda)
1972 Bobby Schoonens, soccer player (RKC)
1972 Clay Shiver, corner (Dallas Cowboys)
1972 Jordi Buritlo, Spain, tennis star
1972 Kevin Dogins, corner (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1972 Sunny, [Tamara Fytch], WWF model
1973 Mark Hartsell, WLAF QB (Scotland Claymores)
1973 Rea Marie Bavilla, Miss USA-Alaska (1997)
1973 Terrell Owens, wide reciever (San Francisco 49ers)
1974 Alex Radutescu, Romania, tennis star
1974 Annette Salmeen, 200m butterfly/800m freestyle relay (Olympics-96)
1975 Nikola Wapzarow, writer
1977 Fernando Vargas, Oxnard Ca, welterweight boxer (Olympics-96)
1977 Francesca Lubiani, Bologna Italy, tennis star (Futures-Amadora-POR)
1987 Aaron Carter
1987 Aaron Carter
1987 Aaron Carter
1987 Aaron Carter
1987 Aaron Carter

Events


185 Emperor Lo-Yang, China sees supernova (MSH15-52?)
283 St Eutychian ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1354 Margaretha van Bavarian's son earl Willem V signs peace treaty
1646 Princess Louise Henriette (19) marries monarch Frederik Henry
1741 Elisabeth Petrovna becomes tsarina of Russia
1783 Theatre Royal opens in Covent Garden, London
1783 William Pitt Jr (24) becomes British premier
1787 Delaware ratifies the Constitution, becomes the first state.
1787 Delaware ratifies the Constitution, becomes the first state.
1787 Delaware becomes 1st state to ratify constitution
1808 James Madison elected US pres/George Clinton vice-pres
1835 German railway Neurenberg-Fürth opens
1836 Martin Van Buren elected 8th president
1842 the New York Philharmonic plays its first concert.
1842 the New York Philharmonic plays its first concert.
1842 NY Philharmonic's 1st concert
1862 Battle of Hartsville, TN
1862 Battle of Prairie Grove, AR
1864 Skirmish at Ebenezer Creek/Cypress Swamp, Georgia
1868 Jesse James gang robs bank in Gallatin Missouri, kills 1
1872 HMS Challenger sets sail on 3ź-year world oceanographic cruise
1875 Natives Sons of the West organized
1876 NY Mutuals & Phila A's expelled from NL for not completing sked
1877 Thomas A Edison demonstrates the gramophone
1885 49th Congress (1885-87) convenes
1889 Gilbert & Sullivans "Gondoliers," premieres in London
1891 52nd Congress (1st to appropriate $1 billion) holds 1st session
1895 Battle at Amba Alagi: Abyssinians beat Italian armies
1907 Eugene Corri becomes 1st referee in a boxing ring
1909 Leo Baekeland, Yonkers, patents 1st thermosetting plastic (Bakelite)
1911 Leslie J Stuarts musical "Betsy," premieres in NYC
1911 Natl Hockey Assn forms with New Westminister, Vancouver & Victoria
1912 Bust of Queen Nefertete found in El-Amarna, Egypt
1916 British govt of David Lloyd George forms
1916 David Lloyd George replaces resigning H H Asquith as British PM
1917 US becomes 13th country to declare war on Austria during World War I
1920 NSW make 802 against South Australia, then Mailey takes 8-81
1920 USPD-KPD parties merge into Vereinigte Communist Party of Germany
1921 KWG-AM in Stockton CA begins radio transmissions
1924 German election (Social Democrats win/Nazis & Communists lose)
1925 Biltmore Theater opens at 261 W 47th St NYC
1925 Noël Coward's "Easy Virtue," premieres in NYC
1926 Gas refrigerator patented
1929 Bradman scores 124 for Woodfull's XI against Ryder's XI 166 mins
1929 Leo Diegel wins PGA golf tournament
1930 13th PGA Championship: Tommy Armour at Fresh Meadows CC Flushing
1931 Bradman scores 219 NSW v South Africa, 234 mins, 15 fours
1932 1st gyro-stabilized vessel to cross Atlantic arrives in NY
1934 Wiley Post discovers jet stream
1935 CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat Ham Tigers, 18-12 at Hamilton
1937 Dutch Minister Romme proclaims married women are forbidden to work
1937 Red Sox acquire the contract of 19-year-old Ted Williams
1937 Russian chess player Aljechin recaptures world title from Max Euwe
1938 Philip Barry's "Here Come the Clowns," premieres in NYC
1938 W9XZY broadcasts facsimile of St Louis Post-Dispatch by radio
1939 Lou Gehrig, 36, is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
1939 William Walton's violinist concert premieres in Cleveland
1940 28th CFL Grey Cup (Game 2): Toronto Balmy Beach defeats Ottawa, 12-5
1940 North Africa: British counter offensive under general O'Connor
1941 Pearl Harbor is attacked ("A day that will live in infamy.")
1941 first Japanese submarine sunk by American ship (USS Ward)
1941 Pearl Harbor is attacked ("A day that will live in infamy.")
1941 first Japanese submarine sunk by American ship (USS Ward)
1941 Australian bombers land on Timor/Ambon
1941 Futshida's air fleet passes coastline of Oahu
1941 German siege of Tobruk after 8 months ends
1941 Japanese attack Pearl Harbor (a date that will live in infamy)
1941 Nacht & Nebel Erlass, resistance fighter sent to concentration camps
1941 1st Japanese submarine sunk by a US ship (USS Ward)
1943 Cairo: president Roosevelt travels back to the US
1944 Convention on International Civil Aviation drawn up in Chicago
1944 General Radescu forms Romanian government
1945 Microwave oven patented
1946 Fire at Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, kills 119
1949 15th Heisman Trophy Award: Leon Hart, Notre Dame (E)
1949 Chiang Kai-shek flees to Taiwan
1952 KKTV TV channel 11 in Colorado Spgs-Pueblo, CO (CBS) 1st broadcast
1953 Israel's PM Ben-Gurion retires
1953 WCCB TV channel 18 in Charlotte, NC (IND/ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 Japanese government of Joshida, resigns
1954 KCTS TV channel 9 in Seattle, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1955 Clement Attlee resigns as chairman of England's Labour Party
1956 Helen O'Connell joins Today Show panel
1957 Tony Kubek of the Yanks selected as AL Rookie of the Year
1958 Rómulo Bétancourt elected pres of Venezuela
1959 "Saratoga" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 80 performances
1960 France grants the Ivory Coast independence (National Day)
1960 France grants the Ivory Coast independence (National Day)
1960 Ivory Coast claims independence from France
1962 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 Ian Meckiff no-balled for throwing against the South Africans
1964 George Harrison changes his company's name from Mornyork to Harrisongs
1965 Pope Paul VI & Orthodox Patriarch Athenagoras I simultaneously lift mutual excommunications that led to split of 2 churches in 1054
1967 "How Now, Dow Jones" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 220 perfs
1967 Otis Rescue records "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay"
1968 M Dodd returns a library books his Great grandfather took out in 1923
1968 Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 2 launched into Earth orbit
1968 Richard Dodd returns a library book his great grandad took out in 1823
1970 Taizan Maezumi Roshi, head of LA Zen Center, receives dharma
1970 West Germany & Poland normalize relations
1971 "Wild & Wonderful" opens/closes at Lyceum Theater NYC
1971 Wings release their 1st album "Wild Life"
1972 Apollo 17, last of the Apollo moon series, launched.
1972 Apollo 17, last of the Apollo moon series, launched.
1972 Apollo 17 (US), final manned lunar landing mission, launched
1972 Philippine's 1st lady Imelda Marcos stabbed & wounded by an assailant
1973 Orioles sell pitcher Eddie Watt to the Phillies
1973 Phillies sell infielder-outfielder Cesar Tovar to the Texas Rangers
1973 Wings release "Band on the Run"
1975 10th Islander shut-out opponent-Glenn Resch 3-0 vs Sabres
1975 Archbishop Makarios returns Cyprus
1975 Indonesian army occupies East Timor
1975 Pat Bradley wins Colgate-Far East Ladies Tournament Golf Tournament
1976 UN Security Council endorses Kurt Waldheim, sec-gen for 2nd 5 yr term
1977 Islander Billy Smith's 10th shut-out opponent-Black Hawks 4-0
1978 Islander's Mike Bossy's 1st career hat trick
1981 Spain becomes a member of the NATO
1982 Suriname army under Desi Bouterse fires on radio station building
1983 2 jets collided at Madrid Airport killing 93
1983 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1984 Allan Border's 1st Test Cricket match as captain (v WI Adelaide)
1985 51st Heisman Trophy Award: Bo Jackson, Auburn (RB)
1985 Atlantis returns to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
1986 Juli Inkster/Tom Purtzer wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1986 Pres Jean-Claude Duvalier flees Haőti
1987 43 die in Pacific Southwest Airline crash in Calif (man shot pilots)
1987 Gorbachev arrives in US for a summit meeting
1987 Pacific Southwest crashes near Los Angeles, kills 43
1987 Palestinian uprising against Israel in West Bank
1988 6.9 earthquake in Armenia, Spitak destroyed, 60,000 killed
1988 Armenian SSR rocked by earthquake, 8 on Richter scale (55,000 die)
1988 Earthquake in Armenia (>25,000 killed, 5,000,000 homeless)
1988 Gorbachev announces 10% unilateral Soviet troop reductions at UN
1988 Mikhail Gorbachev cheered by Wall St crowds upon arrival in NYC
1988 NY Islanders fire Simpson, Arbour new coach
1988 Rangers sign free-agent pitcher Nolan Ryan to a one-year contract
1989 C Coleman & D Zippel's musical "City of Angels," premieres in NYC
1990 Iraqi parliment endorses Saddam's decision to free hostages
1990 Ted Turner & Jane Fonda announce their engagement
1991 A J Kitt, US, wins World Skiing Cup
1992 Galileo spacecraft passes North Pole of Moon (Peary Crater)
1993 Henri Konan Bédié names himself President of Ivory coast
1993 Robert Goulet undergoes prostate cancer surgery
1994 5th Billboard Music Awards
1994 Radio personality Howard Stern talks a man out of attempting suicide
1995 NBA settles strike of referees, refs to return on Dec 12
1995 US space probe Galileo begins orbiting Jupiter
1996 Space Shuttle STS 80 (Columbia 21), lands
1997 Amy Fruhwirth & Clarence Rose win LPGA J C Penney Classic

That's All....

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