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Sunday, February 10, 2019.



Birthdays


1609 John Suckling, English Cavalier poet/dramatist/courtier
1637 Henritte Catharina van Nassau, Dutch daughter of Frederik Henry
1670 Norbert van Flowers, [Cephalus], Flemish painter
1670 William Congreve, England, writer (Old Bachelor, Way of the World)
1685 Aaron Hill, English playwright/poet (Tragedy of Zara)
1686 Johann F Gronovius, Dutch physician/botany
1696 Johann Melchior Molter, composer
1702 Jean-Pierre Guignon, composer
1717 Pierre de La Garde, composer
1728 Peter III Feodorovich, German/Russian czar of Russia (1761-62)
1735 Johann Christoph Kuhnau, composer
1741 Franz Adam Veichtner, composer
1747 A. Yasuaki --1817
1747 A. Yasuaki --1817
1747 A. Yasuaki --1817
1747 A. Yasuaki --1817
1747 A. Yasuaki --1817
1750 Stanislao Mattei, composer
1775 Charles Lamb, English critic, poet, essayist
1775 Charles Lamb, English critic, poet, essayist
1775 Charles Lamb, London England, critic/poet/essayist
1788 Johann Peter Pixis, composer
1795 Ary Scheffer, Dutch painter/etcher/sculptor
1807 Abner Clark Harding, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1874
1818 Isham Green Harris, Gov (Confederacy), died in 1897
1819 Richard Storrs Willis, composer
1821 William Read Scurry, (Confederate Army Brig general, died in 1864)
1824 Samuel Plimsoll, Bristol England, inventor (Plimsoll line for ships)
1827 Peter J Savelberg, Dutch Limburgs monastery founder
1841 Walter Parratt, composer
1846 Mildred Childe "Life" Lee, daughter of confederate gen Robert E Lee
1847 A N Hornby, cricketer (pioneering England Test batsman)
1862 W H "Gobo" Ashley, cricketer (7 wkts in 1 Test for S Africa 1889)
1866 Bror Beckman, composer
1866 Rafael Altamira Crevea, Spanish lawyer/historian
1868 William Allen White, American writer and journalist
1868 William Allen White, American writer and journalist
1868 William Allen White, American writer and journalist
1868 William Allen White, American writer and journalist
1868 William Allen White, American writer and journalist
1868 William Allen White, Emporia KS, editor (Pulitzer 1942)
1869 Vasily Pavovlich Kalafati, composer
1870 Fritz Klimsch, German sculptor/painter
1872 Anne Anema, Dutch lawyer/journalist/politician (ARP)
1879 Franz Carl Bornschein, composer
1880 Jesse G Vincent, Arkansas, engineer designed 1st V-12 engine
1884 Herbert Hordern, cricketer (pioneering leggie for Aust & Phila)
1887 [Fran J] Vital Celen, Flemish literary/author [or Feb 9]
1888 G Ungaretti, writer
1889 Howard Spring, British author/novelist/writer/critic (O Absalom)
1890 Boris Pasternak
1890 Boris Pasternak
1890 Boris Pasternak
1890 Boris Pasternak, Russian novelist, "Dr. Zhivago" (Nobel 1958)
1890 Boris Pasternak
1890 Boris Pasternak, Russian novelist, "Dr. Zhivago" (Nobel 1958)
1890 Boris Pasternak
1890 Boris L Pasternak, Russia, novelist/poet (Dr Zhivago, Nobel 1958) [OS]
1890 Cor Ruys, Dutch actor (Princess Stage)
1891 Harold RLG, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, Gov-gen of Canada (1945-52)
1892 Alan Hale, [Rufus A Mackahan], Wash DC, actor (Little John-Robin Hood)
1893 Jimmy Durante
1893 Jimmy Durante
1893 Jimmy Durante
1893 Jimmy Durante, comedian
1893 Jimmy Durante
1893 Jimmy Durante, comedian
1893 Jimmy Durante
1893 Jimmy Durante, NYC, long-nosed comedian (and goodnight Mrs Calabash)
1893 William [Bill] T Tilden II, tennis player (US Open 1920-25, 29)
1894 [Maurice] Harold MacMillan, London, (C) British PM (1957-63)
1894 Roy D'Arcy, SF, actor (Warning Shadows, Revolt of Zombies)
1896 Olin Howlin, Denver Colo, actor (Swifty-Circus Boy)
1897 John Franklin Enders, Conn, microbiologist (polio-Nobel 1954)
1898 Bertolt Brecht
1898 Bertolt Brecht
1898 Bertolt Brecht
1898 Bertolt Brecht
1898 Bertolt Brecht
1898 Bertolt Brecht, Germany, playwright (Mother Courage)/composer
1898 Joseph Kessel, French journalist/writer (Army of the Shadows)
1898 Judith Anderson, Adelaide Aust, actress (Laura, Rebecca, Tycoon)
1898 Robert Keith, Fowler IN, actor (Battle Circus, Branded, Wild One)
1900 Rebecca Negrin
1902 Armand Bernier, Belgian poet (Sorcier Triste)
1902 Stella Adler, NY, actress (My Girl Tisa)
1902 Walter H Brattain, Amoy China, US physicist (Nobel 1956-transistor)
1903 Matvey Isaakovich Blanter, composer
1904 John Farrow, Sydney Aust, director/actor (Botany Bay, Wake Island)
1905 Lon Chaney, Jr.
1905 Lon Chaney, Jr.
1905 Lon Chaney, Jr.
1905 Lon Chaney, Jr.
1905 Lon Chaney, Jr.
1905 John Dierkes, OH, actor (Daughter of Dr Jekyll, Hanging Tree)
1905 Max Schubert, winemaker
1905 Vilko Ukmar, composer
1905 Walter Brown, sports organizer (NBA)
1906 Erik Rhodes, [Ernest Sharpe], actor (Top Hat, Night at the Ritz)
1906 Henry Phelps Brown, historian/economist
1906 John "Cat" Thompson, basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)
1906 Lon Chaney Jr, Okla City Okla, actor (Hawkeye, Pistols 'n' Petticoats)
1906 Walraven (Wally) van Hall, Dutch banker/resisted Nazis
1907 Grace Hamilton, 1st black member of Georgia state legislature
1908 Jean Coulthard, composer
1909 Lord Milne
1910 Dominique Pire, Belgium, educator, aided WW II refugees (Nobel 1958)
1910 Douglas Spencer, actor (Thing, This Island Earth, River of No Return)
1910 Joyce Grenfell, actress (Pickwick Papers, Americanization of Emily)
1910 Paul Whitelaw, cricketer (NZ opening batsman v England 1933)
1912 Lord Orr-Ewing
1913 Philippa Bevans, actress (Notorious Landlady, World of Henry Orient)
1913 Ragnhild Marie Hatton, historian
1914 Larry Adler, Balt, hamonicist (Harmonicats) (blacklisted performer)
1916 Edward R Roybal, (Rep-D-CA, 1963- )
1918 Gordon Pirie, England, Group Captain
1918 Idwal Pugh, British ombudsman
1920 Alexander Comfort, English poet/writer (Wreath for the Living)
1920 J Heslop-Harrison, botanist
1921 Adrian Cruft, composer
1922 Harold Hughes, (Gov-D-NJ)
1922 Neva Patterson, Iowa, actress (Governor & JJ, Doc Elliot, Nichols)
1923 Cesare Siepi, Milan Italy, basso (NY Metropolitan Opera)
1924 Bud (Norman) Poile, NHLer
1924 Randy Van Horne, El Paso Tx, vocalist (Nat King Cole Show)
1926 Danny Blanchflower, British(?) soccer player
1927 Leontyne Price
1927 Leontyne Price
1927 Leontyne Price
1927 Leontyne Price
1927 Leontyne Price
1927 Jakov Lind, German/British author (Counting My Footsteps)
1927 Leontyne Mary Violet Price, Laurel Miss, opera soprano (Porgy & Bess)
1927 Nigel Bagnall, British field marshal
1927 Viscount Cowdray, British financier/multi-millionaire
1928 Gene Taylor, (Rep-D-St Louis, 1973- )
1928 Hans Nielsen, Denmark, lightweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1924)
1929 Hallgeir Brenden, Norway, 15K/18K cross country (Oly-gold-1952, 56)
1929 Henk Heidweiler, Surinam ambassador (in Netherlands)
1929 Jerry Goldsmith, pianist/composer (Twilight Zone)
1929 Jim Whittacker, mountain climber (1st American to climb Mt Everest)
1930 Robert Wagner
1930 Robert Wagner
1930 Robert Wagner
1930 Robert Wagner
1930 Robert Wagner
1930 John Gilpin, English ballet dancer (tudes, Alice in Wonderland)
1930 Peter Phillips, composer [or Jun 18]
1930 Robert Wagner, Detroit Mich, actor (It Takes a Thief, Hart to Hart)
1931 Gerhard Rosenfeld, composer
1931 Makoto Shinohara, composer
1931 Thomas Bernhard, writer
1932 Donald Hilton, Moderator (General Assembly of United Reformed Church)
1932 Rockin Dopsie Sr, [Alton Jay Rubin], Jazz-Fusion singer (Zydeco)
1935 Conrad Klapheck, German painter (typewriters)
1935 Salvator Pueyo, composer
1935 Theodore Antoniou, composer
1936 Olwyn Bowey, painter
1936 Sylvia Williams, museum director/curator
1937 Don Wilson, rock guitarist (Ventures-Walk Don't Run, Batman Theme)
1937 Lord Justice Rose
1937 Yuriy Poyarkov, USSR, volleyball player (Oly-2 gold/1 silver-1964-72)
1939 Roberta Flack
1939 Roberta Flack
1939 Roberta Flack
1939 Roberta Flack
1939 Roberta Flack
1939 Barbara Kolb, Hartford Ct, composer (Trobar Jus)
1939 Boris Pickett, vocalist (Monster Mash)
1939 Roberta Flack, NC, vocalist (If Ever I Saw Your Face)
1940 Hamish Imlach, folk singer/comic
1940 Jimmy Merchant, rocker
1940 Mary Rand-Bignal-Toomey, England, long jumper (Olympic-gold-1964)
1940 Peter Middleton, CEO (Lloyd's)
1941 John Hampshire, cricketer (of Yorkshire Century on debut for Eng 1969)
1941 Michael Apted, director/researcher (Granada TV)
1942 Jimmy Merchant, rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & Teenagers-Why Do Fools)
1942 Michael Bishop, CEO (British Midland Airways)
1943 Ral Donner, [Ralph Stuart], Black Mountain NC, singer (Starfires)
1944 Peter Allen, Australia, vocalist/pianist (I Go to Rio, Legs Diamond)
1945 John Hayes, secretary-general (British Law Society)
1945 Klas Tuinstra, Dutch MP (CDA)
1946 Donovan [P Leech], Scotland, rocker (Mellow Yellow)
1946 Keith Mans, MP
1948 Conrad Cummings, composer
1949 Joe Lavender, NFLer
1950 Mark Spitz
1950 Mark Spitz
1950 Mark Spitz
1950 Mark Spitz
1950 Mark Spitz
1950 Gail Rebuck, CEO (Random House)
1950 Mark Spitz, Modesto Calif, swimmer (Oly-9 gold/silver/bronze-68, 72)
1950 Mike Rutherford, rocker (Genesis-Against All Odds, Mike & Mechanics)
1951 Roxanne Pulitzer, Glendale Calif, author (Prize Pulitzer)
1951 Zeudi Araya, Asmara Ethiopia, Miss Ethiopia (1969)
1952 Mike Varty, NFLer
1953 Carl Joseph Stone, composer
1953 John Shirley, US, sci-fi author (Eclipse Penumbra, Eclipse Corona)
1955 Greg Norman
1955 Greg Norman
1955 Greg Norman
1955 Greg Norman
1955 Greg Norman
1955 Greg[ory John] Norman, Queensland Australia, PGA golfer (1984 Kemper)
1955 Lusia Mae Harris, Minter City Miss, basketball player (Oly-silver-76)
1957 Debbie Brinkley, Tasmania, golfer (1990 T25 Victorian Open)
1957 Pranab Roy, cricketer (son of Pankaj, Indian batsman 1982)
1958 Sharon Stone, Meadville Pa, actress (Basic Instinct, Total Recall)
1959 Tonga, [Uliuli Fifita], wrestler (WCW/WAR/WWF, Ming, Haku, Islanders)
1960 Lionel Cartwright, Ohio, country vocalist (I Watched it on the Radio)
1961 David Ward, cricketer (prolific Surrey batsman)
1961 Eva Pfaff, West Germany, tennis star
1961 George Stephanopoulos, presidential adviser (Clinton)
1962 Cliff Burton, rocker (Metallica)
1962 Jean-Marie Banos, Lavelanet France, Canada sabre (Oly-9/10-88, 92, 96)
1963 Bennie Thompson, NFLer (Saints, Chiefs, Cleveland Browns/Ravens)
1963 Harris Huizingh, soccer player (FC Groningen)
1963 Joakim Nystrom, Sweden, tennis star
1963 Lenny Dykstra, centerfielder (NY Met, Phila Phillies)
1964 Francesca Neri, Trento Italy, actress (Ages of Lulu)
1964 Mir Aimal Kansi, Quetta Pakistan, murderer (FBI Most Wanted)
1964 Roger Reijners, soccer player (MVV)
1964 Sam Graddy, Gaffney SC, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1984)
1965 Lenny Webster, New Orleans LA, catcher (Montreal Expos)
1965 Marjolein Macrander, Dutch actress (Drowned)
1966 Daryl Johnston, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
1967 Laura Dern
1967 Laura Dern
1967 Laura Dern
1967 Laura Dern
1967 Laura Dern
1967 Bradley Hughes, Mordialloc VIC, Australasia golfer
1967 Dwayne "Road Grader" White, NFLer (NY Jets, St Louis)
1968 Peter Popovic, Koping Swe, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens)
1968 Ryan Bowen, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
1969 Jayhawk Owens, Cincinnati Ohio, catcher (Colorado Rockies)
1969 Tim Clark, US baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins)
1970 Alberto Castillo, Dominican/US baseball catcher (NY Mets)
1970 Bobby Jones, Fresno CA, pitcher (NY Mets)
1970 Brendan Eppert, St Louis Mo, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
1971 Kevin Sefcik, Oaklawn IL, infielder (Phila Phillies)
1971 Marty Nothstein, Allentown Pa, sprint cyclist Olympics-silver-96)
1971 Wayne Gandy, tackle (St Louis Rams)
1972 Michael Kasprowicz, cricketer (Australian Test fast bowler v WI 1996)
1972 Nancy Christian, Scottsdale Az, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-17th-1995)
1972 Sara Simmons, Belmont Mass, rower (Olympics-96)
1972 Torey Hunter, NFL cornerback (Houston Oilers)
1974 Andrew English, CFL receiver (BC Lions)
1974 Lea Ghirardi-Rubbi, Colombes France, tennis star (1994 Futures NC)
1974 Ty Law, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)
1975 Tina Thompson, WNBA forward (Houston Comets)
1977 Stephanie Ann Foisy, Concord NH, Miss America-NH (1996)

Events


Alpha Aurigid meteor shower, radiant in Auriga
Alpha Aurigid meteor shower, radiant in Auriga
60 St Paul thought to have been shipwrecked at Malta
1098 Crusaders defeat Prince Redwan of Aleppo at Antioch
1535 12 nude anabaptists run through Amsterdam streets
1549 Tom de Sousa appointed gov-gen of Brazil
1635 Acadmie Franaise forms in Paris (by Cardinal Richelieu)
1676 Wampanoag Indians under King Philip kill all men in Lancaster Mass
1713 Neth & England sign accord concerning anti-French Barrier [OS=Jan 31]
1716 Scottish pretender to the throne James III Edward returns to France
1720 Edmund Halley is appointed 2nd Astronomer Royal of England
1720 Edmund Halley is appointed 2nd Astronomer Royal of England
1720 Edmund Halley appointed 2nd Astronomer Royal of England
1746 English Pelham govt resigns
1749 10th (final) volume of Fielding's "Tom Jones" is published
1763 Treaty of Paris ends French & Indian War
1763 Treaty of Paris ends French & Indian War
1763 Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrendering Canada to England
1774 Andrew Becker demonstrates diving suit
1794 Joseph Haydn's 99th Symphony in E, premieres
1807 US Coast Survey authorized by Congress
1824 Simon Bolivar named dictator by the Congress of Peru
1840 British queen Victoria marries her cousin Albert von Saksen-Coburg
1846 Beginning of Mormon march to west US
1846 British defeat Sikhs in battle of Sobraon, India
1855 US citizenship laws amended all children of US parents born abroad granted US citizenship
1859 Gen Horsford defeats Begum of Oude & Nana Sahib in Indian mutiny
1860 John Brahms' 2nd Serenade in A, premieres
1862 Dutch 2nd govt of Thorbecke forms
1863 1st US fire extinguisher patent granted to Alanson Crane, Virginia
1863 PT Barnum stages wedding of Tom Thumb & Mercy Lavinia Warren (NYC)
1866 Dutch govt Frans van der Putte forms
1868 Conservatives & military, seize Convention Hall in Florida
1870 City of Anaheim incorporated (first time).
1870 City of Anaheim incorporated (first time).
1870 City of Anaheim incorporates (1st time)
1870 YWCA (Young Women's Christian Association) forms (NYC)
1878 Peace of Zanjn
1878 Peter Tsjaikovsky's 4th Symphony in F, premieres
1879 First electric arc light used (in California Theater).
1879 First electric arc light used (in California Theater).
1879 1st electric arc light used (California Theater)
1879 Henry Morton Stanley departs to the Congo
1880 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Arcanum about Christian marriage
1881 Jacques Offenbach's opera "Les Contes d'Hoffman," premieres in Paris
1882 Rimski-Korsakovs opera "Snyegurochka," premieres in St Petersburg
1883 Fire at un-insured New Hall Hotel in Milwaukee Wisc, kills 71
1890 Around 11M acres, ceded to US by Sioux Indians opens for settlement
1897 NY Times begins using slogan "All the News That's Fit to Print"
1899 -39F (-39C), Milligan, Ohio (state lowest record temperature)
1899 US-Spain peace treaty signed by Pres McKinley. US gets PR & Guam
1900 Peter Ostlund skates world record 500m (45.2 sec)
1904 Japan & Russia declares war after Japan's surprise attack on Russian fleet at Port Arthur disabled 7 Russian warships
1906 Britain's 1st modern & largest battleship "HMS Dreadnought" launched
1906 State of siege proclaimed in Zululand
1908 Tommy Burns KOs Jack Palmer in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
1912 Hobbs & Rhodes make 323 cricket opening stand v Aust at MCG
1913 Edward Sheldons "Romance," premieres in NYC
1916 Conscription begins in Britain
1917 Johanna Westerdijk installed as Neth 1st female professor
1920 Baseball outlaws all pitches involving tampering with ball
1923 Ink paste manufactured for 1st time by Standard Ink Company
1923 Owen Davis' "Icebound," premieres in NYC
1923 SDAP speaks out against allied occupation of Ruhrgebied
1924 Bucky Harris, 27, becomes youngest baseball manager (Wash Senators)
1925 1st waterless gas storage tank put into service, Michigan City, Ind
1925 AL decides to alternate leagues for game 1 of World Series each year
1926 Building of Olympian Stadium Amsterdam, begins
1927 Pres Coolidge asks for 2nd disarmament conference
1930 Grain Stabilization Corporation authorized by Congress
1931 New Delhi becomes capital of India
1931 Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Harts premieres in NYC
1933 -54F (-48C), Seneca, Oregon (state record)
1933 Delivery of 1st singing telegram (Postal Telegram Co NYC)
1933 Dutch seaplane bombs Dutch ship
1933 Hitler proclaims end of Marxism
1933 Mutiny on "7 Provinces" ends (began Feb 4th), 23 killed
1934 1st Jewish immigrant ship to break the English blockade in Palestine
1934 Byrd souvenir sheet issued, NYC; 1st unperforated ungummed US stamp
1934 Howard Hanson's "Merry Mount," premieres in NYC
1934 Stalin ends 17th CPSU-congress, says "Life becomes merrier"
1934 Thomson/Gertrude Steins opera premieres in NYC
1935 1st US streamlined electric RR engine begins service
1935 Pennsylvania RR begins passenger service on new electric locomotive
1937 Ragnhild Hveger swims world free style record 400m (5:14.2)
1938 King Carol II of Romania drives out dictator Goga
1940 "In The Mood" by Glenn Miller hits #1
1940 Tom & Jerry created by Hanna & Barbera debut by MGM
1940 US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer
1940 US male Figure Skating championship won by Eugene Turner
1941 1st highway post office makes 1st trip, Wash, DC-Harrisonburg, VA
1941 Anti-nazi "Het Parool" begins publishing in Netherlands
1942 Glenn Miller awarded 1st ever gold disc for selling 1 million copies of "Chattanooga Choo Choo"
1943 "Manifesto of Algerian People" calls for equality & self-determination
1943 8th Army sweeps through North Africa to Tunisia
1943 Van der Veen Resistance starts fire in Amsterdam employment bureau
1944 Belgium resistance fighter/author Kamiel van Baelen arrested
1944 U-666/U-545/U-283 sink off Ireland
1945 "Rum & Coca Cola" by Andrews Sisters hits #1
1946 1st black pro-baseball player Jackie Robinson marries Rachel Isum
1947 Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia
1947 Netherlands Radio Union forms
1947 Province of Petsamo returned to Soviet Union by Finland
1947 WW II peace treaties signed
1948 Greek Gen Markos' guerrilla army bombs Saloniki
1949 Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" opens at Morosco Theater, NYC
1951 "John & Marsha" by Stan Freberg peaks at #21
1951 Shah of Persia marries 19 year old Soraja Esfandiara Bakhtiari
1953 Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Westwood & Demmy GRB
1953 Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Jennifer & John Nicks of GRB
1953 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Tenley Albright USA
1953 Men's Figure Skating Champion in Davos won by Hayes Alan Jenkins USA
1954 Eisenhower warns against US intervention in Vietnam
1954 Ice Dance Championship at Oslo won by Jean Westwood/Lawrence Demmy GRB
1954 Ice Pairs Championship at Oslo won by Frances Dafoe/Norris Bowden CAN
1954 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Oslo won by Gundi Busch GER
1954 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Oslo won by Hayes Alan Jenkins US
1956 "My Friend Flicka" premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV
1956 Elvis Presley records "Heartbreak Hotel" for RCA
1957 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open
1957 Southern Christian Leadership Conference forms
1959 Dutch Princess Wilhelmina publishes "Lonely, but not alone"
1959 Tornado in St Louis kills 19 & injures 265
1960 "Unsinkable Molly Brown" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 532 perfs
1960 Charles Ives' "Lincoln, the Great Commoner," premieres
1961 AFL's LA Chargers move to San Diego
1961 Niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power
1961 Walter Piston's 7th Symphony, premieres
1962 Jim Beatty sets American indoor mile record (3:58.9) in LA
1962 USSR swaps spy Francis Gary Power to US for Rudolph Abel
1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA St Petersburg Women's Golf Open
1963 US female Figure Skating championship won by Lorraine Hanlon
1963 US male Figure Skating championship won by Thomas Litz
1964 Australian destroyer "Voyager" sinks in collision, killing 82
1964 WBGU TV channel 27 in Bowling Green, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 Destroyer Voyager sinks off Australia after colliding with aircraft carrier Melbourne
1966 Harmel govt in Belgium resigns
1967 25th Amendment (Presidential Disability & Succession) in effect
1968 "Spooky" by Classics IV hits #3
1968 Peggy Fleming wins Olympic figure skating gold medal, Grenoble, France
1969 LSU Pete Maravich scores 66, despite losing to Tulane 101-94
1970 26.4 cm precipitation falls on Mount Washington NH (state record)
1970 Dry powder avalanche moving at 120 mph smashes into youth hostel killing 40 Belgian, French, & German youths (Val d'Isere, France)
1971 American Mensa, Ltd incorporates in NY
1971 Bill White becomes 1st black baseball announcer (NY Yankees)
1971 John Guares "House of Blue Leaves," premieres in NYC
1971 Royal Albert Hall bans scheduled concert featuring Frank Zappa
1972 BBC bans "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" by Wings
1972 Ras al Khaima joins United Arab Emirates
1972 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1973 2nd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
1973 83m wide gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die
1973 Mushtaq Mohammad follows up 201 to take 5-49 v NZ Dunedin
1974 "Gigi" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 103 performances
1974 Gail Denenber wins LPGA Sears Women's Golf Classic
1974 Iran/Iraqi border fight breaks out
1974 Judy Ikenberry wins 1st Us women's marathon (2:55:17)
1974 Silver futures hit record $4.81 an ounce in London
1975 William "Judy" Johnson selected to baseball Hall of Fame
1977 "Party with Comden & Green" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 92 perfs
1977 Bomb explosion in Moskouse metro
1977 Yehonathan Netanyou Lane in the Bronx named in honor of Bronx-born
1977 Israeli soldier who died freeing hostages in Entebee Raid (1976)
1978 Frank C Carlucci succeeds John F Blake as deputy director of CIA
1979 "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" by Rod Stewart peaks at #1
1979 Border is named 12th man for Australia, only Test Cricket he missed
1980 Ianford Wilsons "Talley's Folly," premieres in NYC
1980 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
1981 33rd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 4-1 at LA
1981 8 killed & 198 injured by fire at Las Vegas Hilton
1981 Dennis Lillee becomes Australian Cricket's top wicket-taker with 249
1982 28 skiers perform backflips while holding hands, Bromont, Qubec
1983 Anglican synod vote 338-100 against unilateral UK nuclear disarmament
1985 ... Sch"ne skates ladies world record 5 km (7:32.82)
1985 35th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 140-129 at Indiana
1985 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-E mission
1985 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
1985 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1986 "John Lennon: Live in NYC" album is released
1987 Philippine troops murder 17 civilians-Lupao Massacre
1988 Rocky Malebane-Metsing coup in Bophuthatswana fails
1988 3-judge panel of 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in SF strikes down Army's ban on homosexuals (later overturned by appeal)
1989 Celtic KC Jones & Cavalier Lenny Wilkens elected to NBA Hall of Fame
1989 Miami Vice's 100th episode seen on TV
1989 Minor League Football System opens organizational meeting, St Louis
1989 Ron Brown chosen 1st black chairman of a major US party (Democrats)
1989 Test Cricket debut of Aaqib Javed, Pak v NZ age 16 years 189 days
1989 Tony Robinson of Jamaica becomes Nottingham's 1st black sheriff
1989 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1989 To gain deregulation WWF admits pro wrestling is an exhibition & not a sport, in a NJ court
1990 6th Largest wrestling crowd (63,900-Tokyo Dome)
1990 Buster Douglas KOs Mike Tyson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1990 Pierrer Water pulls product from shelf due to benzine in water
1990 S Afr Pres de Klerk announces Nelson Mandela will be free Feb 11th
1990 US female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary
1991 "La Bete" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 24 performances
1991 41st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 116-114 at Charlotte
1991 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Phar-Mor at Inverrary Golf Tournament
1991 Johann Koss skates world record 10 km (13:43.54)
1991 Lithuania votes for independence from USSR
1991 NBA All Star Game at Charlotte NC
1992 "Dangerous Women" final episode on WWOR-TV
1992 Bonnie Blair wins 1992 Olympics 1st gold medal for USA
1992 Mike Tyson convicted of raping Desiree Washington in Indiana
1993 Jani Sievinen swims world record 200m backstroke (1:55.59)
1993 US officially backs peace plan in Bosnia
1993 "Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey" airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people
1995 Chelsi Smith, 21, (Texas), crowned 44th Miss USA
1995 Sun Cayun pole vaults female indoor world record (4.12m)
1995 US female Figure Skating championship won by Nicole Bobek
1996 IBM's Deep Blue defeats chess champ Gary Kasparov
1997 13th Soap Opera Digest Awards
1997 5th annual ESPY Awards presented
1997 Comet Shoemaker-Holt 2 Closest Approach to Earth (1.9245 AU)
1997 O J Simpson jury reaches decision on $25M in punitive damages
1997 Soyuz TM-25 launches to the MIR
1997 Lemrick Nelson found guilty in the fatal stabbing on Hasidic Jew Yankel Rosenbaum in Crown Heights Brooklyn in 1991
1998 AOL raises monthly flat rate internet access from $19.95 to $21.95
1998 Olympic figure skater Peggy Fleming undergoes breast cancer surgery

That's All....

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