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Friday, February 16, 2018.



Birthdays


1075 Ordericus Vitalis, French monk/historian/poet
1497 Philipp Melanchthon, Germ, Protestant reformer (Augsburgse Confessie)
1514 Rhticus, [Rheticus], Austrian astronomer/mathematician
1519 Gaspard de Coligny, Huguenot leader/French admiral
1620 Frederick William, Great Elector, founder of Brandenburg-Prussia
1669 Arnold Boonen, Dutch portrait painter
1684 Bohuslav Matej Czernohorsky, Czech monk/composer
1684 Bohuslav M Czernohorsky, Czech monk/composer
1698 P. Bouguer --1758
1698 P. Bouguer --1758
1698 P. Bouguer --1758
1698 P. Bouguer --1758
1698 Pierre Bouguer, French mathematician (heliometer)
1698 P. Bouguer --1758
1709 Charles Avison, composer
1740 Giambattista Bodoni, Saluzzo Italy, printer/typeface designer (Bodoni)
1746 Johann Heinse, German Sturm und Drang novelist/art critic
1774 Pierre Rode, composer
1787 Andreas Schelfhout, Dutch painter/etcher/lithographer
1788 Juan van Halen, Dutch/Spanish officer/adventurer
1790 Chretien Urhan, composer
1807 Lysander Cutler, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1866
1812 Henry Wilson, (R) 18th VP (1873-75)
1813 Joseph Reid Anderson, Brig General (Confederate Army) died in 1892
1813 Semyon Stepanovich Gulak-Artemovsky, composer
1821 Heinrich Barth, Hamburg Germany, geographer/explorer (Central Africa)
1822 Francis Galton, Birmingham England, anthropologist & geneticist
1822 James Patton Anderson, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1872
1823 John Daniel Imboden, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1895
1826 Franz von Holstein, composer
1826 Joseph V von Scheffel, German writer (Gaudeamus)
1831 Nikolai Leskow, writer
1832 Camille Armand Jules Marie de Polignac, Mjr General (Confederate Army)
1834 Ernst Heinrich Haeckel, Potsdam Germ, biologist (Causes of Evolution)
1836 Benjamin Edward Woolf, Dutch composer
1838 Arnoldus Pannevis, South African ship's doctor/linguist
1838 Henry Adams, Boston Mass, historian, writer (Education of Henry Adams)
1847 Ludwig Philipp Scharwenka, German composer (Album polonaise)
1848 Hugo de Vries, Dutch botanist (How species emerge)
1850 Octave Mirbeau, France, writer (Journal of a Lady's Maid)
1852 Charles Taze Russell, religion founder (Jehovah's Witnesses)
1852 William Scarborough, Macon Ga, linguist/author (Birds of Aristophanes)
1854 Oscar Fetras, composer
1856 Willem Kes, Dutch violinist/composer/conductor (Parkorkest Amsterdam)
1858 Laurence "Lon" Myers, US, track star (top US miler)
1866 Johann Strauss, Austria, composer (Waltz King)
1866 Vyacheslav I Ivanov, Russian philosopher/classical/poet [NS=Feb 28]
1866 William "Sliding Billy" Hamilton, NJ, hall of fame baseball player
1868 Wilhelm Schmidt, German anthropologist/linguist (Anthropos)
1876 George Macauley Trevelyan, England, historian (Giuseppi Garibaldi)
1878 Selim Palmgren, Finnish pianist/composer/conductor (Peter Schlemihl)
1881 Maurits H E Uyldert, Dutch poet/writer (Youth of a Poet)
1884 Robert Flaherty, father of the documentary film.
1884 Robert Flaherty, father of the documentary film.
1884 Robert Flaherty, Mich, father of documentary film (Nanook of North)
1886 Andrew Ducat, cricketer (Test for Eng 1921 (3 & 2) Soccer intl)
1886 Van Wyck Brooks, NJ, literary historian/writer (Ordeal of Mark Twain)
1890 Semyon Semyonovich Bogatiryov, composer
1893 Ivor Armstrong Richards, England, literary critic [OS]
1896 Alexander Brailowsky, Russia, pianist (Chopin)
1896 Charles A L Panzra, French baritone (L'horizon Chimrique)
1898 Katharine Cornell, actress (Barretts of Wimpole St)
1900 Albert Maurice Hackett, playwright/screenwriter
1901 Chester Morris, NYC, actor (Diagnosis: Unknown)
1901 Wayne King, Savannah Ill, saxophonist/bandleader (Waltz King)
1903 Edgar Bergen
1903 B. Segre --1977
1903 Edgar Bergen
1903 B. Segre --1977
1903 Edgar Bergen
1903 B. Segre --1977
1903 Edgar Bergen
1903 B. Segre --1977
1903 Edgar Bergen
1903 Edgar Bergen, Chicago, ventriloquist (Charlie McCarthy)
1903 B. Segre --1977
1904 Ellis Achong, cricketer (West Indian SLA, 8 wickets in 6 Tests)
1904 George F Kennan, Milwaukee Wisc, US ambassador (to Moscow)
1905 Jose Munoz Molleda, composer
1905 Lord Franks, British ambassador (to US)
1906 Jeffrey Lynn, actor (Tony Rome, Butterfield 8, Up Front)
1906 Vera Menchik, Moscow, 1st official women's world chess champ (1927)
1907 Anghlos Terzakis, Greece, writer (Without God)
1907 Fernando Previtali, composer
1907 Henri van Albada, Belgian sculptor (Charles V)
1909 Hugh Beaumont
1909 Hugh Beaumont
1909 Hugh Beaumont
1909 Hugh Beaumont
1909 Hugh Beaumont
1909 Hugh Beaumont, Lawrence Ks, actor (Ward Cleaver-Leave it to Beaver)
1909 Jeffrey Lynn, Auburn Mass, actor (My Son Jeep, Roaring Twenties)
1910 Michael Milne-Watson, CEO (BUPA)
1910 Miguel Bernal Jiminez, composer
1911 Hal Porter, Australia, writer (Tilted Cross, Paper Chase)
1912 Arthur Crook, British editor (Times Literary Supplement)
1912 Bob Tadema Sporry, Dutch (female) author
1912 Del Sharbutt, Cleburne Tx, TV announcer (Your Hit Parade)
1912 Machito "Frank Grillo", Florida, bandleader (created salsa music)
1912 Maitland Mackie, Lord Lt (Aberdeenshire)
1914 Jimmy Wakely, Mineola Ark, country vocalist (5 Star Jubilee)
1914 J Tobin, British anaesthetist
1916 William Ballard Doggett, jazz musician
1918 Kroly earl Khuen-Hdervry, Hungarian governor/premier (1910-12)
1920 Patty Andrews
1920 Patty Andrews
1920 Patty Andrews
1920 Patty Andrews
1920 Patty Andrews
1920 Hubert van Herreweghen, Flemish writer/journalist
1920 Lee Russell, Cleveland Oh, vocalist (Vincent Lopez)
1920 Patty Andrews, Minneapolis MN, vocalist (Andrews Sisters)
1921 Jean Behra, auto racer
1922 Geraint Evans, British opera vocalist (Knaben Wunderhorn)
1922 Paul van 't Veer, Dutch journalist/writer (Het Vrije Volk)
1924 James Swaffield, director-general (Swaffield & Clerk to the GLC)
1924 Peter Webster, British High Court Judge
1925 David Emms, director (London Goodenough Trust for Overseas Graduates)
1925 John Schlesinger, London England, director (Midnight Cowboy, Darling)
1925 PER Bailey, director (Gatwick & Stansted Airports)
1926 Jack Levy, mechanical engineer
1926 John Schlesinger, film director, (Midnight Cowboy)
1926 Vera-Ellen, [Westmeyr Rohe], Cincinnati, actress/dancer (Wonder Man)
1929 Peter NF Porter, Australian/British author/poet (Chair of Babel)
1930 F G R Cuming, painter
1930 Peggy King, Greensburg Pa, vocalist/actress (George Gobel Show)
1930 Ricou Browning, Florida, director/actor (Thunderball)
1931 A Kolleritsch, writer
1931 Gamini Goonesena, cricket leg-spinner (all-rounder for Ceylon, Notts)
1931 George E Sangmeister, (Rep-D-Illinois)
1931 Ken Takakura, [Goichi Oda], Kita Japan, actor (Story of Antarctic)
1932 A Appelfeld, writer
1932 Gretchen Wyler, Bartlesville Okla, actress (Silk Stockings)
1932 Nand Baert, Belgian radio/TV-host
1932 Otis Blackwell, composer/singer
1934 Austin "Ted" Taylor, US gospel/R&B-singer (Be Ever Wonderful)
1934 Marlene Bauer Hagge, Eureka SD, LPGA golfer (1950 Woman Athlete)
1935 Sonny Bono
1935 Sonny Bono
1935 Sonny Bono
1935 Sonny Bono
1935 Sonny Bono
1935 Brian Bedford, England, actor (Anthony-Coronet Blue)
1935 Robin Clark, chemist (FRS)
1935 Sonny Bono, Detroit, vocalist (Sonny & Cher)/(Rep-R-Ca, 1995-98)
1937 Paul Bailey, novelist
1937 Valentin Vasilyevich Bondarenko, cosmonaut
1938 Barry Primus, NYC, actor (Sgt McKenna-Cagney & Lacey, Boxcar Bertha)
1938 John Corigliano, NYC, composer (Fern Hill, Ghosts of Versailles)
1939 David Griffiths, portrait painter
1939 Harold Kalin, singer
1940 Karoli Ruth Needles, painter
1941 Vitali Kuznetsov, USSR, judo (Olympic-silver-1972)
1942 Gabriel Brncic, composer
1942 Kim Chong-Il, [Yura], president of North-Korea (1994- )
1943 Anthony Dowell, London, ballet dancer (Royal Ballet)
1943 James Beaton, British GC
1943 J D Moore, headmaster (St Dunstan's College)
1944 Richard Ford, US author (Sportswriter)
1946 Aleksandr Shaparenko, USSR, 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1972)
1946 Ian Lavender, British actor (Stupid Boy in Dad's Army)
1946 J R Farndon, British consultant surgeon
1949 Dorus Vrede, Surinam poet (Otobanda; the Other Bank)
1950 Peter Hain, British MP
1950 William Katt, LA Calif, actor (Greatest American Hero, 1st Love)
1953 Andre St Lauren, NHLer
1953 George Martin, NFLer (NY Giants)
1953 Mike Ford, NYC, Canadian Tour golfer (1976 Port Jefferson Open)
1954 David Lombardo, rocker
1954 Iain [Menzies] Banks, UK, sci-fi author (Wasp Factory)
1954 Michael Holding, cricket fast bowler (Whispering Death-Awesome for WI)
1955 George Martin, NFL defensive back (NY Giants)
1955 Guy Gallo, New Orleans LA, writer (Under the Volcano)
1955 Jeff Clayton, US jazz saxophonist/composer (Groove Shop)
1956 James Ingram, vocalist (On the Wings of Love)
1957 LeVar Burton
1957 LeVar Burton
1957 LeVar Burton
1957 LeVar Burton
1957 LeVar Burton
1957 LeVar Burton, Landstuhl Germany, (Roots, Star Trek Next Generation)
1958 Ice-T
1958 Ice-T
1958 Ice-T
1958 Ice-T
1958 Ice-T
1958 Herb Williams, NBA center (Toronto Raptors, NY Knicks)
1958 Ice-T, rap singer/actor (New Jack City, Tank Girl, Crazy Six)
1958 John Paul Morse, Marshall MI, PGA golfer (1995 United Airlines)
1958 Lisa Loring, actress (As the World Turns, Wednesday-Addams Family)
1959 John McEnroe
1959 John McEnroe
1959 John McEnroe
1959 John McEnroe
1959 John McEnroe
1959 John P McEnroe, tennis player (US Open 1979-81, 84 Wimb 1981, 83, 84)
1959 Kelly Tripuka, Glenn Ridge NJ, NBA forward (Det Pistons, Utah Jazz)
1961 Andy Taylor, Engld, rock guitarist (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf)
1962 Alexa Kenin, NYC, actress (Mousie-Coed Fever)
1962 Tony Kiley, rocker (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
1964 Mark Price, NBA guard (Cleveland Caveliers)
1966 Eric Uptagrafft, Spokane Wash, prone rifle (Olympics-1996)
1967 Robert Massey, NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions)
1968 Cecil Gray, NFL tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
1968 Erik Regtop, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
1969 Claude Lambert, Montreal Quebec, boxer (Olympics-96)
1969 Fermin Cacho, Barcelona Spain, 1500m (Olympics-2 gold-92, 96)
1969 Tim Costo, US baseball infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
1970 Saskia Linssen, Venlo Holland, playmate (Jun, 1991)
1971 Anthony Abrams, NFL defensive tackle (KC Chiefs)
1971 Chi Kredell, Long Beach Ca, water polo driver (Olympics-96)
1971 Larry Jones, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
1971 Marco Sas, Dutch soccer player (NAC)
1971 Mike Hubbard, Lynchburg VA, catcher (Chic Cubs)
1971 Shivanthini Dharmasiri, Miss Universe-Sri Lanka (1996)
1971 Van Tuinei, defensive end (San Diego Chargers)
1972 Jerome Bettis, running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1973 Cathy Freeman, Mackay Aust, 100m/200m/400m (Olympics-silver-92, 96)
1973 James Young, Australian water polo player (Olympics-96)
1974 Jevon Langford, defensive end (Cincinnati Bengals)
1974 Kathy McCormack, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-Silver-98)
1974 Kimberly Dawn Whipany, Okla, rocker (PC Quest-Can You See)
1975 Casey Barrett, Montreal Quebec, 200m Butterfly (Olympics-96)
1975 Marty Murray, Deloraine, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
1977 Alexei Morozov, NHL forward (Team Russia Oly-Silver-1998, Pittsburgh)
1977 Trina Jackson, 4X200m freestyle swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)
1978 Caroline Hunt, Chic Ill, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96)
1979 Emma Louise DeSilets, Miss Washington Teen USA (1997)
1998 Mr Jefferson, Virginia, 1st cloned calf
2335 Geordi La Forge, character on Star Trek Next Generation

Events


374 9th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
600 Pope Gregory the Great decreea saying "God bless You" is the correct response to a sneeze
1486 Diet of Frankfort
1512 Battle at Valeggio: French troops beat Venetianen
1559 Pope Paul IV calls for deposition of sovereigns supporting heresy
1641 English king Charles I accept Triennial Act
1655 Dutch Grand Pensionary advisor Johan de Witt marries Wendela Bicker
1659 1st known check (400) (on display at Westminster Abbey)
1666 Netherlands & Brandenburg sign treaty
1677 Earl of Shaftesbury arrested/confined in London Tower
1741 Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine (2nd US Mag) begins publishing
1742 Earl of Wilmington becomes British premier
1751 1st publication of Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard"
1760 Native American hostages killed in Ft Prince George SC
1771 Messier presents his original list of 45 M-objects to French Academy
1777 Messier adds M53 to his catalog (globular cluster in Coma Berenice)
1804 Lt Stephen Decatur raids Tripoli Harbor & burns Navy frigate "Philadelphia" after pirates seized it
1824 Athenaeum founded
1832 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches St-Pauls (1N, 29W)
1838 Kentucky passes law permitting women to attend school under conditions
1840 American Charles Wilkes discovers Shackleton Ice Shelf, Antarctica
1846 Battle of Sobraon ends 1st Sikh War in India
1854 Franz Liszts symphony "Orpheus," premieres
1857 Gallaudet College (Natl Deaf Mute college) forms (Wash DC)
1860 Dutch Rochussen/Van Bosse govt resigns
1862 Ft Donelson captured by Gen Grant (1,400 confederates surrender)
1864 Battle of Mobile, AL - operations by Union Army
1868 Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks forms (NY)
1878 Silver dollar became US legal tender
1880 American Society of Mechanical Engineers forms (NYC)
1883 Ladies Home Journal begins publication.
1883 Ladies Home Journal begins publication.
1883 "Ladies Home Journal" begins publishing
1887 1st newspaper convention (Rochester NY)
1887 Eduard Douwes Dekker writes his last text (Lf8-c5)
1892 Opera "Werther," premieres in Vienna
1894 British troops occupy Ilorin, Gold Coast
1899 Pelham Warner scores 132 on Test Cricket debut (Eng v SA Johannesburg)
1900 1st Chinese daily newspaper in US publishes (Chung Sai Yat Po-SF)
1900 Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks beat Winnipeg Victorias, 3 games to 1
1903 -59F (-51C), Pokegama Dam, Minnesota (state record)
1905 1st US Esperanto club organizes in Boston
1909 1st subway car with side doors goes into service (NYC)
1909 Serbia mobilizes against Austria-Hungary
1912 VSV soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
1913 President Taft agrees not to intervene in Mexico
1914 First airplane flight to Los Angeles from San Francisco.
1914 First airplane flight to Los Angeles from San Francisco.
1914 1st airplane flight (LA to SF)
1915 Frank Home Run Baker, 28, announces retirement following a contract dispute with Connie Mack. He sits out 1915 season
1916 Russian troops conquer Erzurum Armenia
1917 1st synagogue in 425 years opens in Madrid
1918 Lithuania proclaims its short-lived independence.
1918 Lithuania proclaims its short-lived independence.
1918 Lithuania declares independence from Russia & Germany (National Day)
1923 Howard Carter finds the tomb of Pharoah Tutankhamun
1923 Howard Carter finds the tomb of Pharoah Tutankhamun
1923 Allies accept Latvia's occupation of Memel territory
1923 Howard Carter finds Pharoah Tutankhamen
1923 US female Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard
1923 US male Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
1926 Suzanne Lenglen defeats Helen Wills in Tennis at Cannes France
1927 Nol Coward's "Marquise," premieres in London
1927 US restores diplomatic relations with Turkey
1929 KID-AM in Idaho Falls ID begins radio transmissions
1931 Extreme right wing Svinhufvud becomes president of Finland
1932 1st patent issued for a tree, to James Markham for a peach tree
1933 Catholic newspaper Germania warns against nazis/communists
1933 England regains the Ashes, thanks to bodyline tactics
1936 4th Winter Olympic games close at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
1936 Spanish Frente Popular (People's Front) wins elections
1937 Nylon patented, WH Carothers
1937 Nylon patented, WH Carothers
1937 DuPont Corp patents nylon, developed by employee Wallace H Carothers
1937 Jean Anouilh's "Le Voyageur Sans Baggage," premieres in Paris
1938 US Federal Crop Insurance program authorized
1940 British search plane finds German Altmark off Norway
1942 German submarines attack Aruba oil refinery
1943 -32F (-36C), Falls Village, Connecticut (state record)
1943 British premier Winston Churchill gets pneumonia
1943 Red army conquers Kharkov
1943 Withdrawing Africa Corps reaches Mareth-line in North-Africa
1943 Sign on Munich facade: "Out with Hitler! Long live freedom!" done by "White Rose" student group, caught on 2/18, beheaded on 2/22
1945 US forces land on Corregidor, complete conquest on March 3
1945 Venezuela declares war on nazi-Germany
1946 First commercially designed helicopter tested, Bridgeport Ct
1946 First commercially designed helicopter tested, Bridgeport Ct
1946 "Duchess Misbehaves" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 5 perfs
1946 1st commercially designed helicopter tested, Bridgeport Ct
1947 Morton Gould's 3rd Symphony, premieres
1948 1st newsreel telecast, "20th Century Fox-Movietone News" shown on NBC
1948 Miranda, famous moon of Uranus, photographed for 1st time
1950 Longest-running prime-time game show, "What's My Line" begins on CBS
1950 Writers fail to elect anyone to Baseball's Hall of Fame
1951 NYC passes bill prohibiting racism in city-assisted housing
1951 SF City Hall dome fire
1952 Hall of Famer Honus Wagner, 77, retires; Pirates retire his #33
1952 Ian Craig makes NSW cricket debut aged 16 years 249 days (NSW record)
1954 WNEM TV channel 5 in Bay City, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 Britain abolishes death penalty
1958 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
1959 Fidel Castro named himself Cuba's premier after overthrowing Batista
1959 Leonard Spigelgass' "Majority of One," premieres in NYC
1960 US nuclear submarine USS Triton set off on underwater round-world trip
1961 1st all-solid-propellant rocket put in orbit, Wallops Island, Va
1961 China uses it's 1st nuclear reactor
1961 US satellite Explorer 9 is launched
1962 Darius Milhaud's 12th Symphony, premieres
1962 US Open Tennis: Jimmy Bostwick defeats brother Pete to win
1963 1st round-trip swim of Strait of Messina, Italy (Mary Revell of US)
1963 Beatles top British rock charts with "Please, Please Me"
1963 C & A Building in Amsterdam burns down
1964 "Foxy" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 72 performances
1964 Beatles' 2nd appearance on "Ed Sullivan Show"
1965 "Baker Street" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 313 performances
1965 Pegasus 1 launched to detect micro-meteors
1966 Bob Cowper makes 307 v England at the MCG, 727 mins, 20 fours
1966 End of Wally Grout's Test Cricket career, 187 dismissals as Aust WK
1966 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
1967 Red Ruffing selected to Hall of Fame
1968 Country's 1st 911 phone system went into service in Haleyville, Ala
1968 Elvis Presley receives gold record for "How Great Thou Art"
1968 Beatles George Harrison & John Lennon & wives fly to India for transcendental meditation study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
1970 Joe Frazier TKOs Jimmy Ellis in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1972 1st NBA to score 30,000 points (Wilt Chamberlain in 940 games)
1972 German mass murderers "Three of Breda" freed
1972 Test Cricket debut of Lawrence Rowe WI v NZ Kingston, 214 & 100
1972 Wilt Chamberlain hit 30,000 point mark during a game with Phoenix Suns
1973 WI v Australia at Kingston, 1st time since 1955 without Sobers
1975 Washington Capitals 1st NHL shutout, beating KC Scouts 3-0
1977 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
1978 1st Computer Bulletin Board System (Ward & Randy's CBBS, Chicago)
1979 George Harrison releases "Blow Away"
1979 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1980 Continuous traffic jam extends 176 km north of Lyons, France
1980 Eric Heiden skates 5k in 7:02.29 (Olympic Record)
1982 Agatha Barbara elected as 1st female president of Malta
1982 Assembled STS-3 vehicle moves from Vandenberg AFB to launch pad
1982 Lee Majors & Farrah Fawcett Majors divorce
1984 Bill Johnson becomes 1st American to win Olympic downhill skiing gold
1984 NJ Devils 1st OT goal, Jan Ludvig beats Hartford Whalers 6-5
1985 Largest NBA crowd to date, 43,816, sees Phila at Detroit
1985 Livingston Bramble defeats Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini to win WBA champ
1985 NJ Devils score their fastest hat trick in 42 seconds
1986 "Uptown... It's Hot!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 24 perfs
1986 French air force bombs Ouadi Doum airport in Chad
1986 Hein Vergeer becomes world champion skater
1986 Karlstad skates world record 10 km (14:12.14)
1986 Mario Soares (Socialist) elected Portugal's 1st civilian pres
1987 John Demjanjuk, accused of being "Ivan the Terrible" trial begins
1988 1st documented combat action by US military advisors in El Salvador
1989 Egypt, Iraq, Jordan & North Yemen form common market
1989 Jane Fonda & Tom Hayden separate after 16 years of marriage
1989 Orel Hershiser, Dodger pitcher signs $7.9M-3 year contract
1989 Roger Clemens, Red Sox pitcher signs $7.5M-3 year contract
1989 William Hayden becomes governor-general of Australia
1991 Dutch PPR, Political Party Radicals, disbands
1991 US female Figure Skating championship won by Tonya Harding
1992 Former silver Goodyear blimps are now painted yellow & blue
1992 LA Lakers retire Magic Johnson's #32 uniform
1993 Sandra V"lker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.33 sec)
1994 6.5 earthquake strikes SE Sumatra, kills 200
1994 Johann Olav Koss skates world record 1500m (1:51.29)
1994 Premier Alfonso Bustamente ends govt in Peru
1996 Gary Kirsten scores 188* for S Africa v UAE at Rawalpindi
1997 At age 25, Jeff Gordon is youngest winner in Daytona 500 history
1997 GTE Suncoast Senior Golf Classic
1997 Paul Stankowski wins Hawaiian Golf Open
1997 Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Los Angeles Women's Championship
1998 Tellabs Inc acquires Coherent Communications Systems for $670 million

That's All....

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