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Sunday, February 11, 2018.



Birthdays


1380 Gianfrancesco Poggio Bracciolini, Italy, humanist
1465 Elizabeth of York, London, Consort of King Henry VII
1506 Juliana van Stolberg, engraver of Nassau
1535 Gregory XIV, [Niccol Sfondrati], Roman Catholic pope (1590-91)
1557 John Wtenbogaert, remonstrants theologist
1568 Honor d'Urf, French writer (L'Astre)
1657 Bernard Fontenelle, France, scientist/writer (Plurality of Worlds)
1732 George Washington [NS=Feb 22]
1755 Albert Christoph Dies, composer
1764 Marie-Joseph de Chnier, French poet (Cajus Graechus)
1776 Joannis Capodistrias, Greek governor of Troezen (1827-31)
1780 K v Gnderode, writer
1783 Jarena Lee, famous African
1790 Ignaz Assmayer, composer
1800 William Henry Fox Talbot, Wiltshire England, photographic pioneer
1802 Lydia Maria Child, US, author/abolitionist (Juvenile Miscellany)
1810 Loisa Puget, composer
1812 Alexander Hamilton Stephens, Vice Pres (Confederacy), died in 1883
1812 Benjamin Franklin Sands, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1883
1819 Samuel Parkman Tuckerman, composer
1821 Auguste douard Mariette, Fren egyptologist, (dug out Sphinx 12/16/42)
1821 Hermann Allmers, writer
1829 William Anderson Pile, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1889
1830 Hans Bronsart von Schellendorf, composer
1830 Peter Arnold Heise, composer
1833 Melville Weston Fuller, 8th chief justice
1839 Josiah Willard Gibbs, theoretical physicist/chemist
1840 Sanuel Dana Greene, Lt Cmdr (Union Navy), died in 1884
1846 William Fox Talbot, pioneer photographer/inventor
1847 Thomas Alva Edison
1847 Thomas Alva Edison
1847 Thomas Alva Edison
1847 Thomas Alva Edison, who lit up your life
1847 Thomas Alva Edison
1847 Thomas Alva Edison, who lit up your life
1847 Thomas Alva Edison
1847 Thomas Alva Edison, Milan Ohio, lit up your life (held 1200 patents)
1860 Rachilde, [Marguerite Vallette-Eymery], French author (Monsieur Venus)
1867 August W Messer, German philosopher/educator/psychologist
1869 Helene ELJ Krller-Mller, Dutch founder (Krller-Mller Museum)
1873 Feodor Chaliapine, Russian author/novelist (Pages from My Life)
1874 Elsa Beskow, [Maartman], Swedish children's book/fairy tales author
1874 Fritz Bennicke Hart, composer
1875 Sara Wennerberg-Reuter, composer
1879 Jean Gilbert, composer
1882 Gheorghe Cucu, composer
1883 Paul August von Klenau, Danish composer/conductor (Sulamith)
1887 Ernst "Putzi" Hanfstngl, German/US pianist/politician (NSDAP)
1887 John van Melle, South African writer (Dawid Booysen)
1889 John Mills, dancer (Mills Brothers)
1889 Vladimir Mikhaylovich Deshevov, composer
1890 John P M L de Vries, fairy tale writer
1891 J W Hearne, cricket leg-spinner (all-rounder for England in 24 Tests)
1893 Johan C P Alberts, Dutch literary (Festival)
1894 Alfonso Leng, composer
1894 Isaac M Kolthoff, chemist (Massenanalyse)
1895 Viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky, composer
1896 Else Lasker-Schler, writer
1897 Yves de La Casiniere, composer
1898 Leo Szilard, Hungary, physicist/A-bomb worker/peace activist
1900 Hans-Georg Gadamer, German philosopher
1900 Thomas Hitchcock Jr, great polo player (Westchester Cup 1924,27,30,39)
1903 Hans Redlich, composer
1903 Rex Lease, WV, actor (Fast Bullets, Sunny Skies, Custer's Last Stand)
1904 Henry R LaBouisse, headed UNICEF (1965-79)
1904 Keith Holyoake, New Zealand PM (1960-72)
1905 Beb [Elizabeth] Vuyk, Neth/Indonesian writer (Camp diary)
1906 Denis Barnett, British air chief marshal
1907 E W Swanton, author & sports commentator
1908 Josh White, rocker
1908 Sutan Takdir Alishahbana, Indonesian linguistic/author/novelist
1908 Vivian [Ernest] Fuchs, geologist/explorer (British Antarctic Survey)
1909 Joseph L Mankiewicz, Wilkes-Barre PA, film writer/director (Sleuth)
1909 Max Baer, Omaha Nebraska, heavyweight boxing champ (1934-35)
1911 Alec Cairncross, chancellor (Glasgow U)
1912 Roy Fuller, England, poet/novelist (Lost Season)
1912 Rudolf Firkusny, Napajedla Czechoslovakia, pianist (Julliard)
1913 Lucio Diestro San Pedro, composer
1914 French Duynstee, Dutch constitutional lawyer
1914 Matt Dennis, Seattle Wash, vocalist (Matt Dennis Show)
1914 Menelaos Pallantios, composer
1914 Winand J Borgerhoff Mulder, court judge of Amsterdam
1915 Haakon Stotijn, Dutch oboist (VARA Orch, Orkestgebouw Orch)
1915 Mervyn Levy, artist/critic
1915 Patrick Leigh Fermor, author
1916 Bernice Levin Neugarten, social scientist/gerontologist
1917 Sidney Sheldon
1917 Sidney Sheldon
1917 Sidney Sheldon
1917 Sidney Sheldon
1917 Sidney Sheldon
1917 Richard Jock Kinneir, graphic designer
1917 Sidney Sheldon, novelist (1947 Academy Award, 1959 Tony, Bloodline)
1919 Gretchen Fraser, Tacoma Wash, slalom skier (Olympic-gold-1948)
1920 Billy Halop, NYC, actor (Bert Munson-All in the Family)
1920 Daniel F[rancis] Galouye, US, sci-fi author (Dark Universe, Last Leap)
1920 Farouk I, Cairo, last King of Egypt (1936-52)
1920 Paul Peter Piech, artist
1921 Eva Gabor
1921 Eva Gabor
1921 Eva Gabor
1921 Eva Gabor
1921 Eva Gabor
1921 Eva Gabor, Budapest Hungary, actress (Lisa-Green Acres, Gigi)
1921 Lloyd Bentsen, (Sen-D-TX, 1971- )/1989 Dem VP nominee)
1922 Leslie Nielsen, Regina Sask, actor (Forbidden Planet, Naked Gun)
1922 Tudor Jarda, composer
1923 Baroness Sharples
1923 Ronald Arculus, British diplomat
1924 Mary Tregear, Oriental art historian
1925 Kim Stanley, [Patricia Reid], Tularosa NM, actress (Right Stuff)
1925 Peter Berger, British vice-admiral
1925 Virginia E Johnson, doctor/sexologist (Masters & Johnson)
1926 Leslie Nielsen
1926 Leslie Nielsen
1926 Leslie Nielsen
1926 Leslie Nielsen
1926 Leslie Nielsen
1926 Alexander Gibson, British conductor/founder (Scottish Opera)
1926 Paul Bocuse, France, great chef (Legion of Honor)
1928 Archibald Forster, CEO (Esso UK)
1928 Conrad Janis, NYC, actor (Mork & Mindy, Quark, Bonino)
1928 Gerry Alexander, cricket wicketkeeper (WI of 50s & 60s)
1928 Raoul Cita, rocker
1929 Leonard Gregory Kastle, composer
1930 Alevtina Koltschina, USSR, cross coutry relay skier (Oly-gold-1960)
1930 C H Dearnley, organist
1930 Earl of Rosebery
1931 Larry Merchant, author/boxing commentator (Showtime)
1932 Dennis Skinner, MP
1932 Jerome Lowenthal, Phila, pianist/prof (Jerusalem Academy of Music)
1934 Tina Louise
1934 Tina Louise
1934 Tina Louise
1934 Tina Louise
1934 Tina Louise
1934 Francesco Pennisi, composer
1934 John Surtees, British race car driver
1934 Mary Quant, Kent England, fashion designer (Chelsea Look, Mod Look)
1934 Patrick Holmes Sellors, ophthalmologist
1934 Tina Louise, NYC, actress (Ginger-Gilligan's Island, Julie-Dallas)
1935 Bent Lorentzen, composer
1935 Gene Vincent, Norfolk Va, rock guitarist/vocalist (Be-Bop-A-Lula)
1936 Burt Reynolds
1936 Burt Reynolds
1936 Burt Reynolds
1936 Burt Reynolds
1936 Burt Reynolds
1936 Burt Reynolds, Mich, actor (Evening Shade, Strip Tease, Cannonball)
1937 Bill Lawry, cricketer (dour Australian lefty opener, Can talk a bit)
1937 Lodewijk Boer, Dutch violinist/playwright (The Family)
1937 Marilyn Butler, Rector (Exeter College-Oxford)
1937 Peter Lashley, cricketer (4 Tests for West Indies 1960-66)
1938 Bevan Congdon, cricketer (NZ batsman of 60s & 70s)
1938 Boris Majorov, USSR, ice hockey (Olympic-gold-1964)
1938 Manuel Antonio Noriega, Panamanian general/dictator (-1990)
1938 Willy Correa de Oliveira, composer
1938 Yevgeniy Majorov, USSR, ice hockey (Olympic-gold-1964)
1939 Bryan Gould, MP
1939 Gerry Goffin, Queens NY, rock lyricist (married Carole King)
1939 Jane [Hyatt] Yolen, US, sci-fi author (Spider Jane, Heart's Blood)
1940 Bobby "Boris" Pickett
1940 Bobby "Boris" Pickett
1940 Bobby "Boris" Pickett
1940 Bobby "Boris" Pickett
1940 Bobby "Boris" Pickett
1940 Bobby "Boris" Pickett, rocker (Monster Mash)
1940 Calvin Fowler, Pitts, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1968)
1941 Segio Mendes
1941 Segio Mendes
1941 Segio Mendes
1941 Segio Mendes
1941 Segio Mendes
1941 Glenn Randall Jr, stuntman (Species, Mrs Soffel, Return of the Jedi)
1941 Jeremy Mackenzie, general
1941 Sergio Mendes, jazz/pop musician (Brazil '66/'77/'88)
1942 Archie Andrews, comic book character (Archie)
1942 James Couchman, MP
1942 Leon Haywood, US vocalist/keyboardist (It's Got to be Mellow)
1942 Otis Clay, US gospel/R&B-singer (That's how it is)
1942 Tony Colton, rock producer (On the Boards)
1943 Iain Cameron, British brigadier
1943 Win Griffiths, MP
1944 Bert Greene, golfer
1944 Buddhadev Dasgupta, director (Charachar, Grihajuddha)
1944 Michael G Oxley, (Rep-R-OH, 1981- )
1946 M C Walker, CEO (Iceland Frozen Foods)
1946 Timothy Chambers, pediatrician
1948 Sue Bernard, Los Angeles CA, playmate (Dec, 1966)
1949 Charlie Hargrett, rock guitarist (Blackfoot)
1950 Clarence Ellis, NFLer
1950 Earnest Jim Istook, (Rep-R-Oklahoma)
1950 Johanna E "Joke" Beerens, actress (Schipper Next to God)
1950 Rochelle Fleming, US soul vocalist (First Choice, Smarty Pants)
1953 Alan Rubin, music figure (Blues Brothers)
1953 Philip Anglim, SF Calif, actor (Dane-Thorn Birds)
1953 Stephen D Thorne, Frankfurt-on-Main, German FR, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut
1954 Catherine Hickland, Ft Lauderdale, actress (Capitol, Star Trek IV)
1956 Kathleen Beller, Queens NY, actress (Ft Apache the Bronx, Touched)
1958 Michael Jackson, controller (BBC2)
1958 Regina Marsikova, Czech, tennis star
1959 Corinne Shigemoto, US judo coach (Olympics-96)
1960 Richard A Mastracchio, Waterbury Ct, astronaut
1961 Becky LeBeau, LA Calif, vocalist (Mischief)
1961 Carey Lowell, NYC, actress (Me & Him, Guardian, Dangerously Close)
1961 Mary Docter, US, 3000m speed skater (Olympics-1980, 84, 88, 92)
1962 Scott Kolden, Torrance Calif, actor (Scott-Me & the Champ)
1963 Sheryl Crow
1963 Sheryl Crow
1963 Sheryl Crow
1963 Sheryl Crow
1963 Sheryl Crow
1963 Todd Benzinger, US baseball player (SF Giants)
1964 Sheryl Crow, vocalist (All I Want to Do-Grammy 1995)
1965 Angie Ridgeway, Wabash IN, LPGA golfer (1992 Sara Lee-8th)
1966 Alexander Semak, Ufa Russia, NHL center (NY Islanders)
1966 Anthony Parker, NFL cornerback (Minn Vikings, St Louis Rams, TB Bucs)
1966 Patrick Kuhnen, West Germany, tennis star
1966 Stephen Gregory, NYC, actor (Chase-Young & Restless)
1967 Barbara Byrne, Princeton NJ, rower (Olympics-96)
1967 Chris Reohr, Ridley Park Pa, fencer (Olympics-96)
1967 Derek King, Hamilton, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)
1967 John Patterson, US baseball infielder (SF Giants)
1969 Jennifer Aniston
1969 Jennifer Aniston
1969 Jennifer Aniston
1969 Jennifer Aniston
1969 Jennifer Aniston
1969 Bryan Eversgerd, US baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1969 Jennifer Aniston, Sherman Oaks Calif, actress (Rachel-Friends)
1969 Joe Valerio, NFL outside corner/tackle (KC Chiefs)
1969 Kevin King, US baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
1969 Mark Atkinson, cricket wicket-keeper (Tasmanian batsman)
1969 Mary Stoker, Miss Wisconsin USA (1996)
1969 Shannon Long, Gladstone Australia, playmate (Oct, 1988)
1970 Alistair Brown, cricketer (Surrey & England ODI opening batsman 1996)
1970 Jason Allyn Scott, Iowa City Iowa, rower (Olympics-1996)
1971 Jennifer Lynne Faucette, Burlington Vermont, Miss America-Vt (1996)
1971 John Bock, NFL center (NY Jets, Miami Dolphins)
1971 Linda Wild, Arlington Heights Ill, tennis star (1993 Melbourne Open)
1972 Dennis Iliohan, Dutch soccer player (FC Lisse, ADO Den Haag)
1973 Tom Tumulty, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
1974 Brian Newman, guard (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1974 Ronnie Ward, linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
1974 Wally Richardson, quarterback (Baltimore Ravens)
1975 Chuck Watanabe, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
1975 Jacque Vaughn, NBA guard (Utah Jazz)
1975 Kim Weir, Miss USA-Nebraska (1997)
1976 Brice Beckham, Long Beach Calif, actor (Wesley-Mr Belvedare)
1976 Tony Battie, NBA forward (Denver Nuggets)
1977 Jessica Carlson, Kalamazoo Mich, archer (alt-Olympics-1996)
1977 Stephanie Richardson, Toronto Ontario, 200m/800m swimmer (Olympics-96)
1977 Veronica Marie Duka, Campbellsville KY, Miss America (Ky-Top 10-1997)
1979 Brandy
1979 Brandy
1979 Brandy
1979 Brandy
1979 Brandy
1979 Brandy [Norwood], singer (Les Miserables, Moisha)
1980 Matt Lawrence
1980 Matt Lawrence
1980 Matt Lawrence
1980 Matt Lawrence
1980 Matt Lawrence
1980 Matthew Lawrence, Montgomery Pa, actor (Matthew-Gimme a Break)
1980 Natasha Bobo, Watsonville Calif, actress (Sally-Together We Stand)
1997 Michael Jackson Jr, son of Michael Jackson

Events


385 Oldest Pope elected; Siricius-bishop of Tarragona
660 Traditional founding of Japan by Emperor Jimmu Tenno
660 Traditional founding of Japan by Emperor Jimmu Tenno
824 St Paschal I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1531 Henry VIII recognized as supreme head of Church in England
1543 Battle at Wayna Daga: Ethiopian/Portugese troops beat Moslem army
1543 Karel/Henry VIII sign anti-French covenant
1573 1st European, Francis Drake sees the Pacific (from Panama)
1575 King Frederick of Denmark offers island of Hveen to Tycho Brahe
1638 Dutch countess Louise of Solms marries earl John of Brederode
1720 Sweden & Prussia sign peace (2nd Treaty of Stockholm)
1752 Pennsylvania Hospital, the 1st hospital in the US, opened
1766 Stamp Act declared unconstitutional in Virginia
1768 Samuel Adams letter, circulates around American colonies, opposing Townshend Act taxes
1790 Society of Friends petitions Congress for abolition of slavery
1793 Prussian troops occupy Venlo Neth
1794 1st session of US Senate open to the public
1808 Anthracite coal 1st burned as fuel, experimentally, Wilkes-Barre, Pa
1809 Robert Fulton patents steamboat
1810 Napoleon marries Marie-Louise of Austria
1811 Pres Madison prohibits trade with Britain for 3rd time in 4 years
1812 Mass Gov Gerry signs a redistricting bill-1st "gerrymander"
1814 Norway's independence proclaimed
1826 London University founded
1837 American Physiological Society organizes in Boston
1840 Gaetano Donizetti's Opera "La Fille du Regiment," premieres in Paris
1843 Opera "I Lombardi," premieres in Milan
1851 1st cricket 1st-class game in Australia, Tasmania v Vic, Launceston
1852 1st British public female toilet opens (Bedford Street London)
1854 Major streets lit by coal gas for first time.
1854 Major streets lit by coal gas for first time.
1854 Major streets lit by coal gas for 1st time
1858 1st apparition of Mary to 14-year-old Bernadette of Lourdes France
1861 President-elect Lincoln takes train from Spingfield IL to Wash DC
1861 US House unanimously passes resolution guaranteeing noninterference with slavery in any state
1873 Spanish Cortes fires king Amadeus I
1878 1st US bicycle club, Boston Bicycle Club, forms
1878 1st weekly Weather report published in UK
1889 Meiji constitution of Japan adopted; 1st Diet convenes in 1890
1895 -17F (-27.2C) in Braemar, Grampian (UK record)
1895 Georgetown became part of Wash DC
1896 Oscar Wildes "Salom," premieres in Paris
1897 White Rose Mission opens on East 97th Street, NYC
1898 Owen Smith of NC, AME Zion minister, named minister to Liberia
1899 -15F (-26C), Washington, DC (district record)
1899 -61F, Montana (record low temperature)
1902 Police beats up universal suffrage demonstrators in Brussels
1903 Anton Bruckner's 9th Symfonie premieres in Vienna
1905 James Blackstone, Seattle, bowls 299-last pin breaks but stands
1905 Pope Pius X publishes encyclical Vehementer nos
1907 De Master's Dutch govt resigns
1907 Passenger ship Larchmont sinks by Block Island, 322 die
1908 Australia regain the Ashes with a 308 run cricket victory vs England
1908 Heemskerk's govt begins in Holland
1916 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents its 1st concert
1916 Emma Goldman arrested for lecturing on birth control
1919 Friedrich Ebert (SPD), elected president of Germany
1921 Ambassador Theater opens at 215 W 49th St NYC
1922 "April Showers" by Al Jolson hits #1
1922 US intervention army leaves Honduras
1926 Tokelau (Union) Islands in South Pacific transfers to NZ
1927 US female Figure Skating championship won by Beatrix Loughran
1927 US male Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles
1928 2nd Winter Olympic games opens in St Moritz, Switzerland
1929 Vatican City (world's Smallest Country) made an enclave of Rome
1929 Vatican City (world's Smallest Country) made an enclave of Rome
1929 Eugene O'Neill's "Dynamo," premieres in NYC
1929 Vatican City (world's smallest country) made an enclave of Rome
1932 73F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in February
1935 -11F (-24C), Ifrane, Morocco (African record low)
1935 1st US airplane flight with auto slung beneath fuselage, NY
1936 Pumping begins to build Treasure Island in SF Bay
1937 44-day sit-down strike at General Motors in Flint Mich ends
1938 Steve Casey beats Lou Thesz in Boston, to become wrestling champ
1941 1st Gold record presented (Glenn Miller-Chattanooga Choo Choo)
1941 Lt-Gen Erwin Rommel arrives in Tripoli
1941 Sicherheitsdienst complains about Dutch anti German sentiments
1942 "Archie" comic book debuts
1943 General Eisenhower selected to command the allied armies in Europe
1943 Transport nr 47 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1944 German troops reconquer Aprilia Italy
1944 U-424 sunk off Ireland
1945 1st gas turbine propeller-driven airplane flight tested, Downey, CA
1945 Yalta agreement signed by FDR, Churchill & Stalin
1948 Billy Griffith scores cricket century on debut Eng v WI, out for 140
1948 John Costello follows Eamon Da Valera as premier of Ireland
1948 Test Cricket debut of Frank Worrell, v England Port-of-Spain
1949 Willie Pep recaptures world featherweight boxing title
1950 "Rag Mop" by The Ames Brothers hit #1
1951 Kwame Nkrumah wins 1st parliamentary election on Gold coast (Ghana)
1953 "Hazel Flagg" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 190 performances
1953 J Styne/B Hilliard's musical "Hazel Flagg," premieres in NYC
1953 Pres Eisenhower refuses clemency appeal for Rosenberg couple
1953 Russia breaks diplomatic relations with Israel
1954 6th Emmy Awards: I Love Lucy, Donald O'Connor & Eve Arden wins
1957 KUMV TV channel 8 in Williston, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
1957 NHL Players Assn forms (NYC), Red Wings' Ted Lindsay elected president
1958 1st flight with black stewardess, RC Taylor, Ithaca NY
1958 Marshal Chen Yi succeeds Chu En-lai as Min of Foreign affairs
1958 Ruth Carol Taylor is 1st Afr-American woman hired as flight attendant
1958 WTVC TV channel 9 in Chattanooga, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting
1959 Vinoo Mankad ends his final Test Cricket (v WI at Delhi)
1960 Jack Paar walks off his TV show
1961 Robert Weaver sworn in with then highest federal post by a black
1961 Trial of Adolf Eichmann begins in Jerusalem
1962 Beatles record "Please, Please Me"
1963 Beatles tape 10 tracks for their 1st album
1963 CIA Domestic Operations Division created (pretty scary!)
1964 Beatles 1st live appearance in US; Washington DC Coliseum
1964 Greek & Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus
1964 Taiwan drops diplomatic relations with France
1965 Beatle Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox
1965 Braves propose to pay 5 from each ticket to bring a new team to Milw
1966 SF Giant Willie Mays signs highest contract, $130,000 per year
1968 Israeli-Jordan border fight
1968 Jeffrey Kramer survives 76-m jump, Wash Bridge, Hudson River NY
1968 Madison Square Garden III closes MSG IV opens (NYC)
1969 Diana Crump becomes 1st US woman jockey to ride against men, Hialelah
1969 Dorey Funk Jr beats Gene Kiniski in Tampa, to become NWA champ
1970 Japan becomes 4th nation to put a satellite (Osumi) in orbit
1970 Japan becomes 4th nation to put a satellite (Osumi) in orbit
1970 26.37 cm (10.38") of rainfall, Mt Washington, NH (state 24-hr rec)
1970 Japan becomes 4th nation to put a satellite (Osumi) in orbit
1970 John Lennon pays 1,344 fines for 96 protesting South African rugby team playing in Scotland
1971 Montreal Canadien John Believau scores his 500th NHL goal
1971 US, UK, USSR, others sign Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons
1973 1st one-day international for Pakistan & NZ
1973 1st sub 17-min 1,500m female free style swim (Shane Gould 16m56.9s)
1973 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Naples-Lely Golf Classic
1973 Philadelphia 76ers lose their 20th NBA game in a row
1974 Dick Woodson is 1st of 48 to invoke baseball's new arbitration rule
1974 Titan-Centaur Test launch fails
1974 1st baseball arbitration Twins pitcher Dick Woodson seeking $29,000 wins, Twins offered $23,000
1975 Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for Conservative leadership
1976 Clifford Alexander Jr confirmed as 1st black secretary of Army
1977 20.2-kg lobster caught off Nova Scotia (heaviest known crustacean)
1978 16 Unification church couples wed in NYC
1978 25th hat trick in Islander history-Denis Potvin
1978 China lifts a ban on Aristotle, Shakespeare, & Dickens
1978 EOKA organization disbands in Cyprus
1979 "They're Playing Our Song" opens at Imperial NYC for 1082 perfs
1979 43 million watch "Elvis!" on ABC
1979 Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation
1979 Iran's premier Bakhtiar resigns, Ayatollah Khomeini seizes power
1979 Musical "They're Playing Our Song," premieres in NYC
1981 Australia all out 83 v India at MCG chasing 143 to win
1981 Polish premier Jozef Pinkowski replaced by Wojciech Jaruzelski
1982 Ozzie Smith for Garry Templeton trade finally goes through
1983 "Weird Al" Yankovic records "Ricky" & "Buckingham Blues" debut LP
1983 4th largest snowfall in NYC history (18"(46 cm))
1984 10th space shuttle mission (41-B)-Challenger 4-returns to Earth
1984 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL short handed season scoring record at 11
1985 Jordan king Hussein & PLO leader Arafat sign accord
1985 Kent Hrbek signs 5-year, $6 million contract with Minn Twins
1985 Wasim Akram takes 10 wickets in his 2nd Test Cricket, NZ still wins
1986 Activist Anatoly Scharansky released by USSR, leaves country
1986 Australia beat India 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
1986 Iran begins Fajr-8 offensive against Iraq
1987 British Airways begins trading stocks
1987 England beat Australia 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
1987 Philippines constitution goes into effect
1987 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1988 Anthony M Kennedy appointed to Supreme Court
1989 Barbara Clementine Harris consecrated 1st female bishop (Episcopalian)
1989 US female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary
1990 40th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 130-113 at Miami
1990 James "Buster" Douglas KOs Mike Tyson to win heavyweight boxing crown
1990 Nelson Mandela (political prisoner-27 years) freed in South Africa
1990 US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
1991 UNPO, Unrepresented Nations & People Org forms in Hague Neth
1992 F-16 jet crashes at residential district of Hengelo Neth (No deaths)
1992 Michael Johnson runs indoor world record 400m (44.97 sec)
1993 Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Rochester NY (WRQI)
1993 Irina Privalova runs world record 60m indoor (6.92 secs)
1993 Janet Reno selected by Clinton as US Attorney General
1994 Lu Parker, (South Carolina), crowned 43rd Miss USA
1994 Space shuttle STS-60 (Discovery 18), lands
1995 Danyon Loader swims world record 400m freestyle (340.46)
1995 Mark Foster swims world record 50m butterfly (23.55 sec)
1995 Sandra Vlker swims European record 50m backstroke (27.67 sec)
1995 Space shuttle STS-63 (Discovery 19), lands
1995 US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
1995 West Indies score 5-660 against NZ
1996 46th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 129-118 at San Antonio
1997 Bill Parcells becomes head coach of NY Jets
1997 STS 82 (Discovery 22) launches
1998 KVBC-FM (Las Vegas) offers Monica Lewinsky $5M for interview
1998 Lyrics to "Candle in the Wind 1997," auctioned for $442,500

That's All....

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