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Sunday, December 9, 2018.



Birthdays


1392 Peter, Prince/Regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa benfeitoria)
1561 Edwin Sandys, a founder of Virginia colony
1569 Martinus de Porres, Peru, saint (patron of social justice)
1571 Adrian A Metius, Dutch mathematician/fort architect
1581 Emilia Secunda Antwerpiana, daughter of Willem of Orange
1594 Gustavus II Adolphus, king who made Sweden a big power (1611-32)
1594 Gustavus II Adolphus, king who made Sweden a big power (1611-32)
1594 Gustavus II Adolphus, king who made Sweden a major power (1611-32)
1608 John Milton
1608 John Milton
1608 John Milton
1608 John Milton
1608 John Milton
1608 John Milton, London, poet/puritan (Paradise Lost)
1715 Georg Gottfried Petri, composer
1717 Johann J Winckelmann, German archaeologist (History of Ancient Art)
1728 Pietro Alessandro Guglieli, composer
1742 Carl W Scheele, Swedish pharmacist/chemist (lemon acid)
1754 Etienne Ozi, composer
1791 Peter Joseph von Lindpaintner, composer
1796 Prudent-Louis Aubery du Boulley, composer
1837 Charles mile Waldteufel, Strasbourg France, waltz composer (Skaters)
1842 Pjotr A Kopotkin, Russian ruler/anarchist
1843 P Paul Leroy-Beaulieu, French economist (Economiste Fran‡ais)
1848 Joel Chandler Harris, created the Uncle Remus stories
1848 Joel Chandler Harris, created the Uncle Remus stories
1848 Joel Chandler Harris, US journalist (created Uncle Remus stories)
1853 Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn, Rochester NY, pitcher (60-12 in 1884)
1854 Pekka Hannikainen, composer
1859 Algernon Ashton, composer
1862 Karel Kovarovic, composer
1864 Sidney Homer, composer
1868 Fritz Haber, German phycist-chemist (Nobel 1919)
1873 Antoine Pompe, Belgian architect
1878 G‚za R‚v‚sz, Hungarian/Dutch psychologist (Talent & Genius)
1882 Joaqu¡n Turina, Seville Spain, composer (Rima)
1883 Alexander Papagos, Greek fieldmarshal/supreme commander
1884 Antonin Zapotocky, Czechoslovak president (Ceskoslovensky Spisouatel)
1886 Clarence Birdseye, king of the frozen vegetables.
1886 Clarence Birdseye, king of the frozen vegetables.
1886 Clarence Birdseye, frozen vegatable king (Birdseye)
1889 John P "Hannes" Kolehmainen, Fin long-distance runner (Oly-gold 1912)
1894 Eddie Dowling, Woonsocket RI, actor (Anywhere USA)
1897 Hermione Gingold, London England, actress (Gigi, Music Man)
1898 Emmett Kelly
1898 Emmett Kelly
1898 Emmett Kelly
1898 Emmett Kelly
1898 Emmett Kelly
1898 Emmett Kelly, Sedan KS, circus clown (Weary Willie)
1899 Frans van Amelsvoort, Dutch choir conductor
1899 Howard Freeman, Helena MT, actor (Double Dynamite)
1899 Jean de Brunhoff, France, children's book author (Babar the Elephant)
1899 Leonie Fuller Adams, US poetess (Those not elected)
1901 Od”n [Edmund] von Horvath, Hungarian/Austrian playwright
1902 Margaret Hamilton
1902 Margaret Hamilton
1902 Margaret Hamilton
1902 Margaret Hamilton
1902 Margaret Hamilton
1902 Margaret Hamilton, Cleveland OH, actress (Wicked Witch-Wizard of Oz)
1902 Richard A Butler, England, Dutch min of Finance/Foreign affairs
1904 Roger Wolcott Sperry, physicist
1905 Dalton Trumbo, US, writer/film director (Johnny Got His Gun)
1906 Freddy Martin, Cleve Oh, orch leader (started Merv Griffin)
1906 Grace Murray Hopper, computer innovator
1906 Greet Koeman, Dutch singer
1907 Noel Walton Bott, engineer
1909 Douglas Fairbanks, Jr, actor, (Prisoner of Zenda)
1909 Douglas Fairbanks, Jr, actor, (Prisoner of Zenda)
1909 Douglas Fairbanks Jr, NYC, actor (Ghost Story)
1910 Dick Elffers, Dutch graphic artist/painter (Holland Festival)
1910 Stephen Jurika Jr, US pilot/capt (WW II, Santa Cruz, Navy Cross)
1911 Broderick Crawford, Phila, actor (All the King's Men, Highway Patrol)
1911 [William] Broderick Crawford, Phila, actor (Hunter, Liar's Moon)
1912 Fred Engelen, Flemish actor/director [or Dec 12]
1912 Thomas P "Tip" O'Neill, (Rep-D-Mass 1977-86)/Speaker of the House
1915 Colin McCool, cricketer (Australian leg-spin all rounder late 40s)
1915 Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Jarotschin Germ, soprano (Der Rosenkavalier)
1915 Herbert Huncke, writer
1916 Wolfgang Hildesheimer, German/Swiss architect/writer (Mozart biog)
1918 Kirk Douglas, actor, (Gunfight At The OK Corral, 7 Days In May)
1918 Kirk Douglas, actor, (Gunfight At The OK Corral, 7 Days In May)
1918 Kirk Douglas, [Issur Demsky], actor (Gunfight at OK Corral)
1922 Redd Foxx
1922 Redd Foxx
1922 Redd Foxx
1922 Redd Foxx
1922 Redd Foxx
1922 Redd Foxx, St Louis Mo, comedian (Sandford & Son, Redd Foxx Show)
1925 Dina Merrill
1925 Dina Merrill
1925 Dina Merrill
1925 Dina Merrill
1925 Dina Merrill
1925 Dina Merrill, NYC, actress (Operation Petticoat, Butterfield 8)
1926 Luis Miguel Domingu¡n, Spain, matador
1927 Pierre Henry, composer
1928 Dick Van Patten
1928 Dick Van Patten
1928 Dick Van Patten
1928 Dick Van Patten
1928 Dick Van Patten
1928 Dick Van Patten, Queens NY, actor (Tom Bradford-8 is Enough)
1929 Bob Hawke, cricketer (no relation to Lord 12th man for Oxford U 1954)
1929 John Cassavetes, NYC, actor (Dirty Dozen, Rosemary's Baby)
1929 Michel Fano, composer
1929 Robert J L Hawke, (Lab), PM Australia (1983-91)
1930 Buck Henry
1930 Buck Henry
1930 Buck Henry
1930 Buck Henry
1930 Buck Henry
1930 Buck Henry, NYC, screenwriter/comedian (SNL, Get Smart)
1932 Jessie "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" Hill, jazz musician
1933 Milt Campbell, Plainfield NJ, hurdler/decathlete (Olympics-gold-56)
1933 Orville Moody, Chickasha OK, PGA golfer (1969 US Open)
1934 Alan Ridout, composer
1934 Al Kaline, Baltimore Md, baseball outfielder (Detroit Tigers)
1934 [Amos] Junior Wells, Memphis Tn, blues singer (In My Younger Days)
1934 Judi Dench, York England, actress (Henry V, Wetherby)
1934 Milton Gray Campbell, Plainfield NJ, decathelete (Olympic-gold-1956)
1935 Dominico Tromp, Aruba, stage leader
1938 [David] Deacon Jones, NFL defensive end (LA, SD, Washington)
1938 David Houston, rocker
1938 Elizabeth H "Rina" Venter, South African minister of Health care
1938 William Thomas McKinley, composer
1940 Sammy Strain, US singer (Imperials-Hurt So Bad)
1941 Beau Bridges
1941 Beau Bridges
1941 Beau Bridges
1941 Beau Bridges
1941 Beau Bridges
1941 Beau Bridges, LA Calif, actor (Hotel New Hampshire, 5th Musketeer)
1941 Dan Hicks, rocker
1942 Dick Butkus
1942 Dick Butkus
1942 Dick Butkus
1942 Dick Butkus
1942 Dick Butkus
1942 Dick Butkus, Chicago, NFL hall of fame linebacker (Bears)/sportscaster
1942 Joe McGinniss, Rye NY, author (Selling of President 1968)
1943 Kenny Vance, rocker
1943 Rick Danko, Canada, rocker (The Band-Islands, Stage Fright)
1944 George Baker, [Hans Bouwens], Dutch vocalist (G B Selection)
1945 Michael Nouri, Wash DC, actor (Beacon Hill, Bay City Blues)
1948 Dennis Dunaway, rocker
1948 Marleen Gorris, Dutch director (Mres Dalloway, Antonia, Last Island)
1948 Ron Vawter, Latham NY, actor (Philadelphia, Empire City, Twister)
1949 Thomas O Kite Jr, Austin TX, PGA golfer (1978 BC Open, Crosby 1983)
1950 Joan Armatrading, St Kitts, singer (Back to the Night)
1952 Michael Dorn, actor (Worf-Star Trek Next Generation)
1953 John Malkovich, Christopher Ill, actor/director (Killing Fields)
1953 World B Free, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors)
1954 Herman Finkers, Dutch cabaret performer
1956 Sylvia, Kokomo Indiana, country singer (Nobody)
1957 Donny Osmond
1957 Donny Osmond
1957 Donny Osmond
1957 Donny Osmond
1957 Donny Osmond
1957 Donny Osmond, Ogden Utah, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie)
1958 Nancy J Currie, Wilmington DE, Mjr Army/astronaut (STS 57, 70, sk: 88)
1960 Juan Samuel, San Pedro de Macoris, infielder (NY Yankees, Blue Jays)
1961 Christiane Jolissaint, Switzerland, tennis star
1961 Ian Andrew Wright, Hamilton NZ, rower (Olympics-96)
1961 Joe Lando, LA Calif, actor (Byron Sully-Dr Quinn)
1963 Barry Wilburn, NFL full safety (Phila Eagles)
1963 B rbara Palacios, Carcas Venz, Miss Universe (1986)
1964 Petr Briza, Prague CZE, hockey goalie (Team Czech Rep)
1965 Brad Savage, Livdnia Mich, actor (Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice)
1965 Caryn Kadavy, Erie Pa, figure skater
1965 Karla Nelson, Pine City Minn, Ms America (1993)
1966 Dana Murzyn, Calgary, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
1967 Cathy Mockett, Newport Beach CA, LPGA golfer (1995 Youngstown-7th)
1967 Ray Agnew, NFL nose tackle (Carolina Panthers, NY Giants)
1968 Bill Johnson, NFL defensive linebacker (Pitts Steelers)
1968 Brent Price, NBA guard (Houston Rockets, Washington Bullets)
1968 Kurt Angle, Pittsburgh Pa, 220 lbs freestyle wrestler (Oly-gold-96)
1968 Michael Foster, Richmond Va, drummer (Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime)
1969 Jakob Dylan
1969 Jakob Dylan
1969 Jakob Dylan
1969 Jakob Dylan
1969 Jakob Dylan
1969 Allison Smith, Bronx NY, actress (Jennie-Cagney & Lacey, Kate & Allie)
1969 Greg[ory] Klingsporn, Morristown NJ, rower (Olympics-1996)
1969 Ramon Garcia, Guanare Venezuela, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
1970 David Kersh
1970 David Kersh
1970 David Kersh
1970 David Kersh
1970 David Kersh
1970 Donald Douglas, WLAF safety (Rhein Fire)
1970 Marlin Cannon, Dallas Texas, 200m/400m runner
1971 Chris Boniol, NFL kicker (Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles)
1971 Clifton Abraham, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Bucs)
1971 Petr Nedved, Libercec CZE, NHL center (Team Czech, Pitts Penguins)
1971 Todd Van Poppel, Hinsdale IL, pitcher (Oakland A's)
1972 Fabrice Santoro, Tahiti, tennis star
1972 Paul Greene, Australian 100m/200m/400m (Olympics-96)
1973 Tony Batista, Puerto Plata Dom Rep, infielder (Oakland A's)
1975 Joshua Rudoy, actor (Harry & Hendersons)
1975 Stuart McRae, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1978 Mandy James, Jacksonville Fla, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96)
2340 Worf, Klingon character on Star Trek Next Generation

Events


536 Byzantines Libya occupies Rome on Ostrogoten
656 Battle of Kameel: Kalief Al ibn Abu Talib beats rebellion
1212 Frederik II crowns himself Roman Catholic king
1315 Swiss Woudsteden renews Eternal Covenant (Oath Society)
1425 Pope Martinus V forms University of Leuven
1570 Geuzen under Herman de Ruyter occupies Loevestein
1625 Netherlands & England sign military treaty
1640 Settler Hugh Bewitt banished from Mass colony when he declares himself to be free of original sin
1658 Dutch troops occupy harbor city Quilon (Coilan) India
1688 King James II's wife & son flee England for France
1724 Colley Cibber's "Caesar in Aegypt," premieres in London
1738 Jews are expelled from Breslau Silesia
1747 England & Netherlands sign military treaty
1762 British parliament accept Treaty of Paris
1783 1st execution at English Newgate-jail
1792 the first cremation in the US
1792 the first cremation in the US
1793 Noah Webster establishes New York's 1st daily newspaper.
1793 Noah Webster establishes New York's 1st daily newspaper.
1793 Noah Webster establishes NY's 1st daily newspaper, American Minerva
1805 Comet 3D/1805 V1 (Biela) approaches within 0.0366 AUs of Earth
1824 Battle of Ayacucho (Candorcangui), Peru defeats Spain
1842 St M Glinka's opera "Russlan Ludmilla," premieres in Petersburg
1851 1st Young Men's Christian Association in North America (Montr‚al)
1854 Lord Tennyson's poem, "Charge of the Light Brigade," published
1861 Battle of Bird Creek, Indian Terr (High Shoal, Chusto-Talasah)
1868 1st British govt of Gladstone forms
1869 Noble Order of Knights of Labor founded, Philadelphia
1878 Joseph Pulitzer buys St Louis Dispatch for $2,500
1883 New Brunswick adopts Eastern Standard Time (until 1902)
1884 Levant Richardson patents ball-bearing skate
1889 President Harrison visits opening of Chicago Auditorium
1894 Roman Catholics win Parliamentary election in Belgium
1900 Dutch Pres Paul Kruger & Queen Wilhelmina have a triumphant procession
1902 AL announces purchase of grounds for a stadium in NY
1903 Norwegian parliament vote unanimiously for female suffrage
1905 French Assembly National votes for separation of church & state
1905 Richard Strauss' opera "Salome," premiers in Dresden
1906 NY American reports Belgian King Leopold II bribed US Senate commission on the Congo
1907 1st Christmas Seals sold, in the Wilmington Post Office.
1907 1st Christmas Seals sold, in the Wilmington Post Office.
1907 1st Christmas Seals sold (Wilmington Del post office)
1907 Gustav Mahler departs Vienna
1909 1st US monoplane flown (Henry W Walden, Long Island, NY)
1910 French troops occupy Morrocan harbor city Agadir
1913 Heavyweight Jack Johnson-Jim Johnson fight to no decision in Paris
1913 John K Tener becomes president of baseball's National League
1917 British forces under General Allenby capture Jerusalem
1918 French troops occupies Mainz
1922 Gabriel Narutowicz elected Polish president
1924 Dutch & Hungary trade treaty signed
1924 Michael Hainisch re-elected Austrian president
1925 AL extends Ban Johnson's contract to 1935 & raise to $40,000
1925 Pro football a hit in NYC; Grange & Bears beat Giants before 73,000
1926 USGA leagalizes steel shaft golf clubs
1931 Benn W Levy's "Springtime for Henry," premieres in NYC
1931 Japanese army attacks Chinese province of Jehol
1931 Spain becomes a republic
1931 Baseball cuts squad from 25 to 23 players & NL continues to prohibit uniform numbers
1933 21st CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Sarnia Imperials, 4-3
1933 Romania disallows fascist Iron Guard
1934 NY Giants defeat Chicago Bears 30-13 for NFL championship
1936 AL OKs night baseball for St Louis
1936 Australia all out 58 v Eng Bradman out for a duck
1939 27th Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeats Ottawa Rough Riders, 8-7
1939 Russian air raid on Helsinki
1940 British assault on Banghazi Libya
1940 British troops 1st major offensive in No Africa (Libya) during WW II
1940 Illeagal Jewish immigrants to Haifa are deported to Mauritius
1940 South Australia all out for 47 v NSW, O'Reilly 5-11
1941 1st US WW II bombing mission in Far East, Luzon, Philippines
1941 300 Montgomery, SF opens as new Bank of America HQ
1941 7th Heisman Trophy Award: Bruce Smith, Minnesota (HB)
1941 China declares war on Japan, Germany & Italy
1941 Citizen Register reports "Hostile planes reported nearing Westchester"
1941 Hitler orders US ships torpedoed
1948 UN General Assembly unanimously approves Convention on Genocide
1949 Dutch 2nd Chamber accept Indonesian sovereignty
1949 NFL merges Cleve Browns, SF '49ers & Balt Colts from AAFC
1951 Voters approve merger of 3 states to form Baden-Wrttemberg, W Germ
1953 General Electric announces all Communist employees will be fired
1953 Mont Canadiens (106) & Toronto Maple Leafs (98) get 204 penalty mins
1954 Dmitri Sjostakovitsj appointed honored guest of Swed Royal Music Acad
1957 1st Japanese ambassador to Israel
1958 Robert H W Welch Jr & 11 other men meet in Indianapolis to form anti-Communist John Birch Society
1960 1st broadcast of "Coronation Street" on British ITV
1961 Tanganyika gains independence from Britain
1961 Tanganyika gains independence from Britain
1961 "From the Second City" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 87 perfs
1961 "Let It Ride" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 68 perfs
1961 SS Col Adolf Eichmann found guilty of war crimes in Israel
1961 Tanganyika gains independence from Britain takes name Tanzania
1961 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila Warriors scores 67 points vs NY
1962 "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" closes on Broadway
1962 Tanganyika becomes a republic within British Commonwealth
1963 Frank Sinatra Jr is kidnapped
1963 Zanzibar gains independence from Britain
1965 "A Charlie Brown Christmas," premieres
1965 Frank Robinson is traded from Cincinnati to the Orioles
1965 Nikolai Podgorny replaces Anastas Mikoyan as president of Presidium
1967 Jim Morrison, arrested on stage for disturbing the peace
1967 Lyndon Johnson's daughter Lynda marries in White House
1967 Nicolea Ceausescu becomes president (dictator) of Romania
1968 KRNE TV channel 12 in Merriman, NB (PBS) begins broadcasting
1970 Dutch Antilles: govt of Petronia falls
1971 Lewis F Powell Jr appointed to Supreme Court
1973 "Pajama Game" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 65 performances
1973 Bruno Sammartino beats Stan Stasiak in NY, to become WWF champ
1973 St Louis Cardinal Jim Bakken kicks 6 field goals vs Atlanta Falcons
1973 Sunningdale Agreement in Northern Ireland
1974 Dow Jones index hits 570.01
1974 Jack Brisco beats Giant Baba in Tokyo, to become NWA wrestling champ
1974 Johnson Grigsby freed after 66 years in jail
1975 Jelena Bonner receives Andrei Sacharov's Nobel Prize
1975 Pres Gerald Ford signs $2.3 B loan-authorization for NYC
1978 Pioneer Venus 2 drops 5 probes into atmosphere of Venus
1978 Pioneer Venus 2 drops 5 probes into atmosphere of Venus
1978 Pioneer Venus 2 drops 5 probes into atmosphere of Venus
1978 1st game of Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL), Chicago Hustle vs Milwaukee Does
1979 Murle Breer/Dave Eichelberger wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1980 61øF in Boston at 1 AM
1981 Porn star John Holmes charged with Laurel Canyon murders
1982 Mary-Beth & William Hurt divorce
1983 Att Gen Edwin Meese says people go to soup kitchens "...because food is free & that's easier than paying for it"
1983 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 59th Australian Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats H Sukova (67 61 63)
1984 6 day hijack of Kuwaiti jet ends
1984 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 Iranian commandos end capture of Kuwaiti plane
1984 LA Ram Eric Dickerson rushes 215 yards for season record 2,003 yards
1984 Vicki Alvarez/Mike McDonald wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1985 74th Australian Mens Tennis: S Edberg beats Mats Wilander (64 63 63)
1985 Jerry Rice begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive game receptions
1985 Phoenix Arizona, gets 3" of snow
1987 Larry Bird, ends streak of 59 consecutive free throws
1987 Palestine uprising begin in Israeli-occupied West Bank
1988 NY Yankees sign 12-year television contract with MSG for $500M
1989 "Les Miserables" opens at Princess Theatre, Melbourne
1990 Betsy King wins Itoman LPGA World Match Play Golf Championship
1990 Gunda Niemann skates ladies world record 3k ladies (4:10.80)
1990 Houston scores most points against Cleveland, Oilers 58, Browns 14
1990 Lech Walesa wins presidental election in Poland
1990 NFL NY Giant Otis Anderson becomes 8th to rush for 10,000th yard
1991 2nd Billboard Music Awards
1992 3rd Billboard Music Awards
1992 Cin Red owner Marge Schott apologizes for racist remarks
1992 Operation Restore Hope - US Marines land in Somalia
1992 Sri Lanka's third-ever Test Cricket victory (v NZ by 9 wkts)
1992 NJ Devils organization announces that it will change its colors to black, red, & white for the 1992-93 season
1993 "My Fair Lady" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 165 performances
1993 Ivory Coast Premier Ouattara resigns
1994 5m meteor 1994 XM1 passes within 100,000 km of Earth
1994 Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders resigns after masturbation comments
1995 61st Heisman Trophy Award: Eddie George, Ohio State (RB)

That's All....

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