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Monday, February 19, 2018.



Birthdays


3 Sadiq Hidajat, Persian writer (Blind Person Owl)
1473 Nicolas Copernicus
1473 Nicolas Copernicus
1473 Nicolas Copernicus
1473 Nicolaus Copernicus, "The earth revolves around the sun".
1473 Nicolas Copernicus
1473 Nicolaus Copernicus, "The earth revolves around the sun".
1473 Nicolas Copernicus
1473 Nicolaus Copernicus, Torn, Poland, astronomer (heliocentrism)
1532 Jean-Antoine de Baf, French poet (Les amours de Mline)
1588 Pieter de Carpentier, Flemish gov-gen of Dutch East-Indies
1611 Andries de Graeff, mayor of Amsterdam (1657..71)
1616 Jacques de Saint-Luc, composer
1671 Charles-Hubert Gervais, composer
1683 Philip V, France, King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46)
1687 Johann Adam Birkenstock, composer
1717 David Garrick, actor/producer/writer (Aboan-Oroonoko)
1743 [Ridolfo] Luigi Boccherini, Italian composer, cellist (Minuet)
1751 Cornelis de Gijselaar, Dutch politician/patriot
1754 Vincenzo Monti, Italian poet/translator (Al Signor di Montgolfier)
1755 Pieter G van Overstraten, governor-general of Neth-Indies
1762 Friedrich Franz Hurka, composer
1763 Adalbert Gyrowetz, composer
1780 Friedrich H von der Hagen, German germanist (Nibelungenlied)
1812 Lauro Rossi, composer
1817 Willem III, last male King of Netherlands (1849-90)
1819 Mark Prager Lindo, English/Dutch author/novelist/writer
1821 Francis Preston Blair Jr, Lexington Ky, (Rep-Missouri)
1824 Constantine D Uschinsky, Russian educator [NS=Mar 2]
1827 Charles Robert Woods, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1855
1828 Johannes von Miquel, German politician
1833 lie Ducommun, Switzerland, writer/pacifist (Nobel 1902)
1841 Felipe Pedrell, composer
1843 Adelina Patti, Madrid Spain, opera soprano (Lucio)
1859 Svante August Arhenius, Swedish physicist/chemist (Nobel 1903)
1863 Augusto Bernardino Legua y Salcedo, president of Per (1908, 1919)
1863 Emanuel Moor, composer
1864 Aritius S Talma, Dutch minister of Agriculture (Work Law of 1911)
1865 Adrian van Oordt, Dutch writer (neo-romantic)
1865 Sven Hedin, Sweden, scientist/explorer (Tibet)
1877 Else Berg, German/Dutch painter
1877 Louis Franois-Marie Aubert, French composer (Habanera)
1880 Arthur Shepherd, composer
1881 Armin Knab, German composer (Eichendorff-cycle)
1881 Evert Gorter, founder of Dutch medical child care
1881 Paul Zech, writer
1886 George Luther Foote, composer
1889 Jos Eustasio Rivera, Colombia, poet/novelist (Vortex)
1891 J C "Farmer" White, cricketer (Somerset slow lefty 1909-37)
1893 Cedric Hardwicke, Stourbridge England, actor (Peter Pan, Richard III)
1893 Pietro Pancrazi, Italian critic (Scrittori d'Oggi)
1894 Herb Pennock, hall of fame pitcher (Yankees, 243 career wins)
1895 Louis Calhern, NYC, actor (Julius Caesar, Blackboard Jungle)
1898 Lauwrens Voorthuyzen, [Lou de Palingboer], Dutch sect leader
1900 Giorgos Seferis, writer
1901 Cor[nelis RJ] Kieboom, Dutch resistance fighter/chairman (Feyenoord)
1902 Hugo Haas, Brno Czechoslovakia, actor/director (2 Smart People)
1902 John Bubbles, Louisville Ky, rhythm tap dancer (No Maps on My Taps)
1902 Nydia Westman, NYC, actress (Going My Way, Young Mr Bobbins)
1903 Kay Boyle, St Paul Minn, novelist (Plagued by Nightingales)
1904 Havank, [HF vqan der Kallen], Dutch thriller writer (St Eustache)
1906 Grace Mary Williams, composer
1906 Hendrik W C Spruit, Dutch conductor
1909 Charlie Walker, South Aust cricket wicket-keeper (toured but no Tests)
1911 Merle Oberon, Calcutta India, actress (Assignment Foreign Legion)
1911 Nikola Hercigonja, composer
1912 Stan Kenton
1912 Stan Kenton
1912 Stan Kenton
1912 Stan Kenton
1912 Stan Kenton
1912 Adolf Rudnicki, Polish writer (Niekochana)
1912 Peter Francis de Sautoy, publisher
1912 Stan Kenton, [Newcomb], Wichita Ks, jazz musician (Music 55)
1913 Alvin Derold Etler, composer
1915 John Freeman, British politician (Labour)/ambassador/TV host
1916 Eddie Arcaro, jockey (1958 Racing Hall of Fame, 2 triple crowns)
1917 Carson McCullers, US, novelist (Heart Is a Lonely Hunter)
1920 Frances K Bairstow, educator/labor relations consultant
1920 George Rose, Bicester England, actor (Beacon Hill, Holocaust)
1921 Andries Treurnicht, [Dr No], founder (S Afr Conservative Party)
1921 Claude Rene Georges Pascal, composer
1922 Beant Singh, politiician
1922 Josef Matej, composer
1923 Donald Lybbert, composer
1924 Lee Marvin
1924 Lee Marvin
1924 Lee Marvin
1924 Lee Marvin
1924 Lee Marvin
1924 Bruce Norris, NHL owner (Detroit Red Wings)
1924 Lee Marvin, NYC, actor (Paint Your Wagon, Cat Ballou)
1925 Jindrich Feld, composer
1925 Leslie Laing, Linstead Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-gold-1952)
1926 Gyorgy Kurtag, composer
1927 Rene Firino-Martell, cognac manufacturer
1930 John Frankenheimer, NYC, director (Birdman of Alcatraz)
1932 Jean-Pierre Ponnele, Paris France, opera director (Carmina Burana)
1932 Joseph P Kerwin, Oak Park Ill, Capt Med Corps USN/astro (Skylab 2)
1934 David Hugh Jones, Poole Dorset England, director (Betrayal)
1934 Julian Belfrage, theatre Agent
1936 Bob Engemann, singer
1936 Ione Mylonas Shear, archeologist
1937 Norman O'Neill, cricketer (great Aussie bat of 60's Brilliant field)
1938 Penny Zavichas, LPGA golfer
1939 Gwen Taylor, British actress (Life of Brian, Sob Sisters, Screaming)
1940 Smokey Robinson
1940 Smokey Robinson
1940 Smokey Robinson
1940 Smokey Robinson
1940 Smokey Robinson
1940 Bobby Rogers, US vocalist (Miracles-You Really Got a Hold on Me)
1940 Carlin Glynn, US actress (Continental Divide)
1940 William "Smokey" Robinson, Det, vocalist (& Miracles-Being With You)
1941 Carlos Roque Alsina, composer
1941 Stephen Dobyns, US author/poet (Cold Dog Soup)
1942 Kenneth R Kramer, (Rep-R-CO, 1979- )
1943 Lou Christie, [Lugee Sacco], Penn, vocalist (Lightning Striking Again)
1943 "Mama" Cass Elliot, actress (Mamas & Papas-Monday Monday)
1944 Jan Bart Klaster, mythologist (Slogan)
1945 Jon Whiteley, actor (Moonfleet)
1945 Michael Nader, actor (Dynasty, All My Children)
1945 Thomas Brasch, writer
1946 Paul Dean, rock guitarist/vocalist (Loverboy)
1946 Pierre van der Linden, Dutch drummer (Brainbox)
1947 Peter Bird, ocean rower
1948 Byron K Lichtenburg, Stroudsburg Pa, astronaut (STS 9, STS 45)
1948 Mark Andes, Philadelphia Pa, rock bassist (Spirit, Heart, Fireball)
1948 Tony Iommi, rock guitarist (Black Sabbath-Paranoid, Iron Man)
1949 Eddie Hardin, keyboardist/singer
1949 Edward Hardin, NYC, rock guitarist (Spencer Davis Group)
1949 Ewa Aulin, Stockholm, actress (Candy)
1950 Andy Powell, rocker (Wishbone Ash)
1951 Stephen Nichols, Cincinnati OH, actor (Witchboard, Days of our Lives)
1952 Rudolfo Neri-Vida, Mexico, PHD/astronaut (STS 23)
1953 Bill Kirchenbauer, actor/comedian (Coach-Just the 10 of Us)
1954 Frances Bucholz, rocker (Scorpions-Wind of Change)
1954 Jamie West-Oram, rock guitarist (Fixx)
1955 Jeff Daniels
1955 Margaux Hemingway
1955 Jeff Daniels
1955 Margaux Hemingway
1955 Jeff Daniels
1955 Margaux Hemingway
1955 Jeff Daniels
1955 Margaux Hemingway
1955 Jeff Daniels
1955 Margaux Hemingway
1955 Jeff Daniels, GA, actor (Something Wild, Dumb & Dumber, Speed)
1955 Margaux Hemingway, Portland Or, actress (Lipstick, They Call Me Bruce)
1956 Dave Wakeling, rock singer/guitarist
1956 George David Low, Cleveland Ohio, astronaut (STS 32, STS 43)
1956 Peter Holsapple, rocker (Continental Drifters)
1956 Steve Randell, Tasmanian cricket Test umpire (international panel)
1957 Dave "Smoke" Stewart, Oakland Calif, pitcher (Oakland Athletic)
1957 Falco, [John Hoelcel], rock vocalist (Rock Me Amadeus)
1957 Johann Hoelzel Falco, musician
1957 Paul Dean, guitarist
1960 Holly Johnson, England, rock vocalist (Frankie Goes To Hollywood)
1960 Keith Musa[kawukhathi] Zondi, S Africa head (Inkatha Youth Brigade)
1960 Prince Andrew, Albert Christian Edward, of Britain/Duke of York
1960 Vicki Lynn Lasseter Iola Kansas, playmate (Feb, 1981)
1962 Alvaro Espinoza, Venezuela, baseball shortstop (NY Yanks, NY Mets)
1962 Hana Mandlikova, Prague Czechoslovakia, tennis player (1985 US Open)
1963 Jessica Tuck, NYC, actress (Megan-1 Life to Live)
1963 Seal, English vocalist/songwriter (Killer, Crazy, Kiss by a Rose)
1964 Doug Aldrich, rocker
1965 Andrew Jameson, British(?) swimmer
1965 John Commins, cricketer (South African Test batsman v NZ 1994-95)
1966 Justine Bateman
1966 Justine Bateman
1966 Justine Bateman
1966 Justine Bateman
1966 Justine Bateman
1966 Justine Bateman, Rye NY, actress (Mallory-Family Ties, Satisfaction)
1966 Matthew Ryan, Port Jefferson NY, team handball circle (Olympics-1996)
1966 Paul Haarhuis, Eindhoven Neth, tennis star (1994 US/Austral doubles)
1966 Peter Douris, Toronto, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
1966 Prince Markie D, [Mark Morale], rocker (Fat Boys-Jail House Rock)
1966 William White, NFL safety (KC Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons)
1967 Benicio Del Toro, Puerto Rico, actor (Licence to Kill, Usual Suspects)
1967 Roel Liefden, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, FC Groningen)
1968 Frank Watkins, US heavy metalist bass (Obituary, Cause of Death)
1968 Rob Dimaio, Calgary, NHL right wing (Phila Flyers)
1970 Garland Hawkins, NFL defensive end (Chic Bears)
1970 Ruwan Kalpage, cricket off-spinner (Sri Lankan)
1971 Becca Lee, Tennessee, Miss USA (Tenn-3rd-1996)
1971 Becky Dyroen-Lancer, San Jose Calif, synchro swimmer (Oly-gold-96)
1971 Glyn Milburn, NFL running back/kick returner (Den Broncos, Det Lions)
1971 Richard Green, Australasia golfer
1971 Wally Williams, NFL center/guard (Cleve Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
1971 William Henderson, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1972 Andrey Pchelyakov, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
1973 Masafumi Kawaguchi, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
1973 Terrence Rencher, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns)
1973 Tommy Bennett, safety (Arizona Cardinals)
1974 Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Sochi Russia, tennis star (1995 doubles-Hamburg)
1975 Paul Frey, Boston MA, dance skater (& Ponte-1995 Eastern Jr champ)
1975 Raymond Graanoogst, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
1989 L A Baby orangutan, at Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle

Events


197 Lucius Septimius Severus' army beats Clodius Albinus at Lyon
356 Emperor Constantius II shuts all heathen temples
607 Boniface III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
842 Medieval Iconoclastic Controversy ends as a council in Constantinople formally reinstated the veneration of icons in the churches
1512 French troops under Gaston de Foix occupy Brescia
1537 Weavers of Leiden Neth strike
1539 Jews of Tyrnau Hungary (then Trnava Czech), expelled
1574 Spanish troops plunder Krommenie, Wormerveer & Jisp Neth
1582 Francis of Valois becomes duke of Brabant
1619 Trial against Johan van Oldenbarnevelt begins in The Hague
1634 Battle at Smolensk: Polish king Wladyslaw IV beats Russians [NS=Mar 1]
1674 Netherlands & England sign Peace of Westminster (NYC becomes English)
1700 Last day of Julian calendar in Denmark
1736 Georg F Hndel's "Alexander's Feast," premieres
1771 Messier adds M46-M49 to his catalog (galactic clusters in Puppis & Hydra & galaxy in Virgo)
1797 1/3 of papal domain ceded to France
1803 Congress accepts Ohio's constitution, statehood not ratified till 1953
1807 British squadron under Adm Duckworth forces passage of Dardanelle
1807 VP Aaron Burr arrested in Alabama for treason; later found innocent
1825 Franz Grillparzer's "Knig Ottokars Glck," premieres in Vienna
1831 1st practical US coal-burning locomotive makes 1st trial run, Penn
1846 Texas state govt formally installed in Austin
1856 Tin-type camera patented by Hamilton Smith, Gambier, Ohio
1859 Dan Sickles is acquitted of murder on grounds of temporary insanity 1st time this defense is successfully used
1861 Russian Tsar Alexander II abolishes serfdom [NS=Mar 3]
1864 Knights of Pythias form 1st lodge in Wash DC (12 members)
1869 US Assay Office in Boise, Idaho authorized
1878 Thomas Alva Edison patents the phonograph.
1878 Thomas Alva Edison patents the phonograph.
1878 Thomas Alva Edison patents gramophone (phonograph)
1881 Kansas becomes 1st state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages
1884 Tornadoes in Miss, Ala, NC, SC, Tenn, Ky & In kill 800 people
1900 British troops occupy Hlangwane Natal
1906 WK Kellogg & Ch Bolin find Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Co
1910 English premiere of Richard Strauss' "Elektra"
1913 1st prize inserted into a Cracker Jack box
1913 Mexican General V Huerta takes power with US support
1914 Riccardo Zandonai's opera "Francesco da Rimini," premieres in Turin
1915 British fleet fire on Dardanellen coast
1919 Pan-African Congress, organized by W E B Du Bois (Paris)
1920 Netherlands joins League of Nations
1922 Ed Wynn becomes 1st talent to sign as a radio entertainer
1923 Jean Sibelius' 6th Symphony, premieres
1923 Philip Barry's "You & I," premieres in NYC
1927 General strike against British occupiers in Shanghai
1928 2nd Winter Olympic games close at St Moritz, Switzerland
1928 Canadian hockey team wins 3rd consecutive gold medal
1929 Medical diathermy machine 1st used, Schenectady, NY
1932 William Faulkner completes his novel "Light in August"
1933 Prussian minister Gring bans all Catholic newspapers
1934 Bob & Dolores Hope marry
1934 US contract air mail service canceled, replaced by US army for 6 mos
1935 Clifford Odets' "Awake & Sing," premieres in NYC
1936 Manuel Azaa becomes Spanish premier
1938 Soviet arctic ice research station North Pole 1 evacuated, Denmark
1941 Nazi police attacks & driven away from Koco Amsterdam (by young Jews)
1941 Nazi raid Amsterdam & round up 429 young Jews for deportation
1942 About 150 Japanese warplanes attacked the Australian city of Darwin
1942 Bill Longson beats Managoff & Sandor Szabo, to become wrestling champ
1942 Dutch actors protest obligatory membership of Culture Chamber
1942 FDR orders detention & internment of all west-coast Japanese-Americans
1942 Japanese troop land on Timor
1942 Tommy Dorsey & his orchestra recorded "I'll Take Tallulah"
1942 NY Yankees annouce 5,000 uniformed soldiers admitted free at each of their upcoming home games
1943 German tanks under brig gen Buelowius attack Kasserine Pass Tunesia
1944 823 British bombers attack Berlin
1944 U-264 sinks off Ireland
1945 Marines land on Iwo Jima.
1945 Marines land on Iwo Jima.
1945 30,000 US Marines land on Iwo Jima
1945 900 Japanese soldiers reportedly killed by crocodiles in 2 days
1945 Brotherhood Day-1st celebrated
1945 US 5th Fleet launches invasion of Iwo Jima against the Japanese
1946 Giants outfielder Danny Gardella is 1st major leaguer to announce he is jumping to the "outlaw" Mexican League
1947 CBS radio premiere of Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasilieras No 3"
1949 "Inside USA" closes at Century Theater NYC after 339 performances
1949 1st Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Ezra Pound
1949 Mass arrests of communists in India
1952 French offensive at Hanoi
1953 Georgia approves US 1st literature censorship board
1953 Ted Williams safely crash-lands his damaged Panther jet
1953 William Inge's "Picnic," premieres in NYC
1954 WAST (now WNYT) TV channel 13 in Albany-Troy, NY (NBC) 1st broadcast
1955 South East Asia Collective Defense Treaty goes into effect
1956 Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
1958 Carl Perkins leaves Sun Records for Columbia Records
1959 Britain, Turkey & Greece sign agreement granting Cyprus independence
1959 Gabon adopts its constitution
1959 USAF rocket-powered rail sled attains Mach 4.1 (4970 kph), NM
1960 Bil Keane's "Family Circus" cartoon strip debuts
1960 Protest strike in Poznan Poland
1961 Albania disavows Chinese "Revisionism"
1961 Henk van der Grift (Neth) becomes world champ all-round skater
1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 Robert Frost wins Bollingen Prize
1963 USSR informs JFK it's withdrawing several thousand troops from Cuba
1964 UK flies ton of Beatle wigs to US
1965 NFL adds 6th official
1967 Stien Kaiser becomes world champion lady's skater
1968 1st US Teachers strike (Florida)
1969 1st Test flight of Boeing 747 jumbo jet
1970 AL Cy Young winner Denny McLain suspended for bookmaking
1970 USSR launches Sputnik 52 & Molniya 1-13 communications satellite
1971 Paul McCartney releases "Another Day" in UK
1971 Walt Wesley becomes 1st Cleve Cavalier to score 50 pts in a game
1972 Glenn Turner carries his bat for 223* v WI at Kingston
1974 1st American Music Award:
1976 Frente Polisario forms Democratic Republic of Sahara
1977 President Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino ("Tokyo Rose").
1977 President Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino ("Tokyo Rose").
1977 19th Grammy Awards: This Masquerade, Starland Vocal Band
1977 A's sell pitcher Paul Lindblad to the Rangers for $400,000
1977 Doug Walters scores 250 v NZ, 217 stand for 7th wicket w/Gilmour
1977 Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" album released
1977 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1977 Shuttle Enterprise makes 1st Test flight atop a 747 jetliner
1978 Simon Gallup meets Robert Smith (The Cure) and co. at The Rocket
1978 Simon Gallup meets Robert Smith (The Cure) and co. at The Rocket
1978 Simon Gallup meets Robert Smith (The Cure) and co. at The Rocket
1978 Simon Gallup meets Robert Smith (The Cure) and co. at The Rocket
1978 Simon Gallup meets Robert Smith (The Cure) and co. at The Rocket
1978 "On the 20th Century" opens at St James Theater NYC for 460 perfs
1978 Brigitte Kraus runs world record 1000 m indoor (2:34.8)
1978 Coleman, Comden & Green's musical premieres in NYC
1980 Botham a century & 13 wickets in Jubilee Test Cricket at Bombay
1980 Eric Heiden skates Olympic record 1000m in 1:15.18
1981 George Harrison is ordered to pay ABKCO Music $587,000 for "subconscious plagiarism" "My Sweet Lord" with "He's So Fine"
1982 Hanneke Jelgersma (Jagersma?) installed as Neth's 1st Communist mayor
1982 Sharie Langford, Calif, sets women's bowling series record of 853
1982 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1983 Fernando Valenzuela wins his salary arbitration of $1 million
1983 Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 400 m free style swimming record
1984 "Doonesbury" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 104 performances
1984 14th winter Olympic games close at Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
1984 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1984 1st brother combo to win Gold & Silver in same event at Olympics (Phil & Steve Mahre-Slalom)
1985 150 killed when a Spanish jetliner crashed approaching Bilbao, Spain
1985 ADM of Amsterdam declares bankruptcy
1985 Canned & bottled Cherry Coke introduced by Coca-Cola
1985 Mickey Mouse welcomed in China
1985 William Schroeder is 1st artificial heart patient to leave hospital He spent 15 minutes outside Humana Hospital in Louisville, Ky
1986 Jordanian King Hussein severs ties with PLO
1986 US Senate ratifies UN's anti-genocide convention 37 years later
1986 USSR launches Mir space station into Earth orbit
1987 "Stardust" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 102 performances
1987 Anti-smoking ad airs for 1st time on TV, featuring Yul Brynner
1987 Less than a month after re-signing, A's pitcher Vida Blue retires
1987 Minn sheriff office arrest FBI most wanted, Thomas G Harrelson
1987 Reagan lifts trade boycott against Poland
1988 Helga Arendt, Silke-Beate Knoll, Mechthild Kluth, Gisela Kinzel walk indoor female world record 4x200m (1:32.55)
1989 "Legs Diamond" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 64 perfs
1989 Edgar Bowers wins Bollingen Prize
1990 Police kill 8 demonstrators for multi party system in Nepal
1990 Soyuz TM-9 lands
1992 "Crazy For You" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 1622 performances
1992 Ken Ludwig's musical "Crazy for You," premieres in NYC
1992 Peter Collins discovers nova Cygni 1992
1992 Porn producer Jim Mitchell found guilty of killing his brother Artie
1993 Kenya Moore, 22, (Michigan), crowned 42nd Miss USA
1994 Marta Figueras-Dotti wins Cup o' Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
1995 1st broadcast of "Woman of Independent Means" on NBC-TV
1995 Irina Privalova runs indoor woman's European record 200m (22.10 sec)
1995 Kenneth Koch wins Bollingen Prize
1995 Linford Christie runs world record 200m indoor (20.25 sec)
1995 Linford Christie runs European record 60m indoor (6.47 sec)
1995 Michael Tippett's "Rose Lake," premieres
1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in York PA on WQXA 105.7 FM
1997 FCC makes available 311 for non-emergency calls & 711 for hearing or speech-impaired emergency calls
1998 Soyuz TM-26 lands
1998 US hockey team destroys their rooms at Olympic village in Japan

That's All....

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