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Saturday, March 10, 2018.



Birthdays


1452 Ferdinand II, the Catholic, King of Aragon/Sicily (expelled Jews)
1503 Ferdinand I, German emperor (1558-64)
1538 Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk; executed by Queen Elizabeth (1572)
1628 Constantine Huygens Jr, Dutch poet/painter/cartoonist
1656 Adolf H van Rechteren, Dutch diplomat/politician
1698 Gaetano Maria Schiassi, composer
1713 Christian Friedrich Schale, composer
1713 Raphael Weiss, composer
1748 J. Playfair --1819
1748 J. Playfair --1819
1748 J. Playfair --1819
1748 J. Playfair --1819
1748 John Playfair, Scotland, clergyman/geologist/mathematician
1748 J. Playfair --1819
1755 Philipp Christoph Kayser, composer
1771 Georg F Creuzer, German philological/historian (Idea und Probe)
1772 Friedrich von Schlegel, Germany, romantic writer/critic (Lucinde)
1776 Luise, queen of Prussia/wife of Frederik Willem III
1780 Juan Jose Landaeta, composer
1787 William Etty, English painter (nudes)
1788 Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, German poet (Das Marmorbild)
1809 William David Porter, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1864
1810 John McCloskey, US, pres of St John's College (Fordham U)
1812 Victor Tesch, Belgian lawyer/min of Justice
1818 George Wythe Randolph, Secy War (Confederacy), died in 1867
1822 Willem Roelofs, Dutch painter/lithographer
1824 Thomas James Churchill, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1905
1832 William Henry Penrose, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1903
1833 Pedro Antonio de Alarc¢n, Spain, writer (Three-Cornered Hat)
1839 Dudley Buck, Hartford, Ct, organist/church composer
1842 Ina Donna Coolbrith, US, poet laureate of Calif
1844 Pablo Martin M de Sarasate y Navascuez, composer (Spanish Dancing)
1845 Alexander III A Romanov, Russian tsar (1881-94)
1850 Mary Mills Patrick, US, 1st pres of Istanbul Woman's College
1865 Pim [Willem JH] Mulier, Dutch journalist/writer/sport-organizer
1867 Lillian D Wald, US, sociologist/organizer (Visiting Nurses)
1869 B.F. Kagan --1953
1869 B.F. Kagan --1953
1869 B.F. Kagan --1953
1869 B.F. Kagan --1953
1869 B.F. Kagan --1953
1870 Alfred Kastner, composer
1872 Felix Borowski, composer
1873 Jakob Wassermann, Germany, novelist (My Life as German & Jew)
1875 Alexander Borisovich Goldenweiser, composer
1877 David M Chumaceiro, Cura‡ao, poet
1877 David Mendes Chumaceiro, Cura‡ao, poet (Cris lidas)
1878 Karel van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God at Sea)
1880 Michael Jacobs, NYC, boxing promoter
1884 Stuart Holmes, Chicago IL, actor (Prisoner of Zenda)
1888 Barry Fitzgerald, Dublin Ireland, actor (Acad Award-Going My Way)
1888 Krsto Odak, composer
1891 Jacob van Gelderen, economist/sociologist/Dutch 2nd Chamber (SDAP)
1892 Arthur Oscar Honnegger, Le Havre France, composer (King David)
1892 Eva Turner, British soprano
1896 Harry Krimer, actor (Napoleon)
1896 Nancy Cunard, writer
1898 Cy Kendall, St Louis Mo, actor (Mysteries of Chinatown)
1899 Finn Hoffding, composer
1900 Sherman Billingsley, Enid Ok, talk show host (Stork Club)
1903 Bix Beiderbecke
1903 Bix Beiderbecke
1903 Bix Beiderbecke
1903 Bix Beiderbecke
1903 Bix Beiderbecke
1903 Bix Biederbecke, rocker
1905 Rene Bernier, composer
1907 Robert de Roos, composer
1908 Carl Albert, US speaker of house (1971-77)
1908 Kristian Palusalu, Finland, heavyweight wrestler (Olympic-gold-1936)
1909 Gerard Croiset, Dutch paragnost
1911 Warner Anderson, Bkln, actor (Doctor, Lineup, Matthew-Peyton Place)
1914 Chandler Harper, golfer (1950 PGA champ)
1916 James Herriot, Scotland, writer (All Creatures Great & Small)
1916 Manuel A "Manny" Greenhill, record producer
1918 Pamela Mason
1918 Pamela Mason
1918 Pamela Mason
1918 Pamela Mason
1918 Pamela Mason
1918 Heywood Hale Broun, journalist
1920 Jethro Burnsburns, country singer (Homer & Jethro)
1921 Cec Linder, Galica Poland, actor (Goldfinger)
1921 Paul Coates, NYC, columnist (Tonight! America After Dark)
1922 Adam Kennedy, Lafayette Ind, actor (Dion-Californian)
1922 Pamela Mason, London, actress (Navy vs Night Monsters)
1923 Ara Parseghian, football coach (Northwestern, Notre Dame)
1923 Kenneth "Jethro" Burns, country singer (Homer & Jethro)
1925 Ed van der Elsken, movie photographer (Een liefdesgeschiedenis)
1925 M J J A [Sef] Imkamp, Dutch politician (D66)
1926 Marques Haynes, NBA hall of famer (Harlem Globetrotters)
1927 Claude Laydu, actress (Diary of a Country Priest)
1927 Donn Trenner, New Haven Ct, orch leader (ABC's Nightlife)
1927 Paul Wunderlich, German lithographer/painter/sculptor
1928 James Earl Ray
1928 James Earl Ray
1928 James Earl Ray
1928 James Earl Ray
1928 James Earl Ray
1928 Arthur Milton, cricketer (England opening batsman late 50's)
1928 James Earl Ray, assassin (Martin Luther King Jr)
1930 Raymond Rasberry, pianist/singer
1930 Sandor Iharos, athlete
1932 Anatoliy Roschin, USSR, super heavyweight wrestler (Olympic-gold-1972)
1933 Bernadetta Matuszczak, composer
1934 Judith Jamison, artistic director (Alvin Ailey Dance Theater)
1935 Gary Owens, announcer (Laugh-in)
1936 Juda Bar-Norwegian, Israeli/Dutch mime/actor (King)
1937 Oscar Abrams, community organizer
1938 Ijaz Butt, cricketer (Pakistani opening batsman in 8 Tests 1958-60)
1938 Marina Vlady, Clichy France, actress (Conjugal Bed, The Hunt)
1938 Ron Mix, NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders)
1939 Irina Press, USSR, 80m hurdles/Pentathelete (Olympic-gold-1960, 64)
1940 Chuck Norris
1940 Chuck Norris
1940 Chuck Norris
1940 Chuck Norris
1940 Chuck Norris
1940 Chuck Norris, [Carlos Ray], OK, martial arts actor (Missing in Action)
1940 David Rabe, Dubuque Iowa, playwright (Streamers)
1940 Dean Torrence, LA Cal, surf music singer (Jan & Dean-Little Old Lady)
1940 Francis Schwartz, composer
1940 Wayne Dyer, psychologist (Universe Within You)
1941 Daniel Kirkland Lentz, composer
1941 Piotr Warzecha, composer
1941 Sandra Palmer, Ft Worth TX, LPGA golfer (1986 Mayflower Classic)
1943 Alfred Whitford Lerdahl, composer
1943 Angelique Pettyjohn, LA Calif, actress (Body Talk, Star Trek)
1943 Stephen Montague, composer
1945 Katharine Houghton, Hartford, actress (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner)
1946 Gaylord Birch, drummer (Reconstruction, Honey Dripper)
1947 Bob Greene
1947 Kim Campbell
1947 Bob Greene
1947 Kim Campbell
1947 Bob Greene
1947 Kim Campbell
1947 Bob Greene
1947 Kim Campbell
1947 Bob Greene
1947 Kim Campbell
1947 Avril "Kim" Campbell, Canada's 1st female premier (1993- )
1947 Laurie Langenbach, Dutch author
1947 Tom Scholz, rock guitarist/keyboardist (Boston-More Than a Feeling)
1948 Austin Carr, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1948 Eddie Grundy, rocker
1950 Ted McKenna, rocker (Alex Harvey Band)
1952 Oupa J Gqozo, South African warden/army commandant (Ciskei)
1953 Caroline H "Carolien" van de Berg, actress (Havinck)
1955 Bunny DeBarge, Grand Rapids Mich, rocker (Debarge)
1955 Juliusz Machulski, Poland, director/writer/actor (Do It Yourself)
1955 Mark David Chapman, assassin (John Lennon)
1956 Janet Anderson, West Sunbury PA, LPGA golfer (1982 US Women's Open)
1957 Adolfo Horta, Camaguey Cuba, HW boxer (Olympic-silver-1980)
1957 Shannon Lee Tweed, St Johns NF, playmate (Nov 1981)/actr (Meatballs 3)
1958 Sharon Stone
1958 Sharon Stone
1958 Sharon Stone
1958 Sharon Stone
1958 Sharon Stone
1958 Sharon Stone, Meadville Pa, actress (Basic Instinct, Sliver, Casino)
1960 Linda Jezek, Calif, backstroke swimmer (Pan Am Gold-1979)
1961 Jesse Sapolu, NFL guard (SF 49ers)
1961 Laurel B Clark, Ames Iowa, Lt cmdr USN/astronaut
1961 Mitch Gaylord, CA, gymnist (Olympics 1984)/actor (American Anthem)
1962 Andre Waters, NFL safety (Arizona Cardinals)
1962 Gary Clark, rocker (Danny Wilson-Mary's Prayer)
1963 Jasmine Guy, Boston Mass, actress (Whitley-Different World)
1963 John Cangelosi, Brooklyn NY, outfielder (Houston Astros)
1964 Jasmine Guy
1964 Jasmine Guy
1964 Jasmine Guy
1964 Jasmine Guy
1964 Jasmine Guy
1964 Cynthia Brimhall, Ogden Utah, playmate (Oct, 1985)
1964 Edward Anthony Richard Louis, Prince of Britain/Elizabeth II grandson
1964 Greg Campbell, cricketer (Aussie pace-bowler 1989-90)
1964 Neneh Cherry, Stockholm Sweden, Swedish pop singer (Money Love)
1965 Paul Masotti, CFL receiver (Toronto Argonauts)
1965 Rod Woodson, NFL cornerback/kick returner (Pitts Steelers, SF 49ers)
1966 Edie Brickell, Mrs Paul Simon/rocker (& New Bohemians)
1966 Michael Timlin, Midland TX, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
1966 Stephen Mailer, NYC, actor (Red Meat, League of Their Own, War & Love)
1967 Derrick Graham, guard (Seattle Seahawks)
1969 Jay Hillmann, WLAF running back (Rhein Fire)
1969 Ricky Seagall, rocker (Partridge Family)
1969 Stephen Leaney, Australia, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Infinit TPC-7th)
1970 Antonio Edwards, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
1971 Frank Habermann, WLAF defensive linebacker (Rhein Fire)
1971 Morris Unutoa, corner (Philadelphia Eagles)
1971 Shad Williams, Fresno CA, pitcher (California Angels)
1972 Jack Kellogg, WLAF CB (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1973 Eva Herzigova, Litvinov Czech, model (Guess Jeans, Wonderbra)
1975 Stefan Bergkvist, Leksand Swe, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
1976 Barbara Schett, Innsbruck Austria, tennis star
1977 Shannon Miller
1977 Shannon Miller
1977 Shannon Miller
1977 Shannon Miller
1977 Shannon Miller
1977 Shannon Miller, Rolla MO, gymnast (Oly2 gold-2 silver/3 bronze-92, 96)

Events


World Culture Day
World Culture Day
418 Jews are excluded from public office in the Roman Empire
1526 Emperor Charles V marries princess Isabella of Portugal
1535 Bishop Tom s de Berlanga discovers Gal pagos Islands
1578 Queen Elizabeth I gives Johan Casimir œ20,000 to aid Dutch rebellion
1624 England declares war on Spain
1629 King Charles I dissolved Parliament; he called it back 11 years later
1661 French King Louis XIV ends office of premier
1681 English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania
1734 Spanish army under Don Carlos (III) draws into Naples
1789 Franklin College founded (1787?)
1791 John Stone, Concord, Mass, patents a pile driver
1791 Pope condemns France's Civil Constitution of the clergy
1847 First money minted in Hawaii.
1847 First money minted in Hawaii.
1847 1st money minted in Hawaii
1849 Abraham Lincoln applies for a patent, only US president to do so.
1849 Abraham Lincoln applies for a patent, only US president to do so.
1849 Abraham Lincoln applies for a patent; only US president to do so
1862 Great Britain & France recognizes independence of Zanzibar
1862 US issues 1st paper money ($5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 & $1000)
1864 Grant is named commander of the Union armies
1864 Red River campaign LA
1865 Battle of Monroe's Crossroads, NC
1874 Purdue University (Indiana) admits it's 1st student
1876 First telephone call, made by Alexander Graham Bell
1876 First telephone call, made by Alexander Graham Bell
1876 1st telephone call made (Alexander Graham Bell to Thomas Watson)
1880 General Wolseley opens new legislative council in Pretoria
1880 Salvation Army of England sets up US welfare & religious activity
1888 1st performance of C‚sar Franck's "Psyche"
1888 HW Boxing champ John L Sullivan draws Charlie Mitchell in 30 rounds
1893 Ivory Coast becomes a French colony
1893 New Mexico State University cancels it's 1st graduation ceremony, its only graduate Sam Steele was robbed & killed the night before
1896 Bronx acquires O'Brien Square
1896 Charilaos Vasilakos of Greece wins 1st modern marathon in 3:18 [OS]
1896 After Bob Fitzsimmons KOs much larger Jim Corbett to win world HW championship he says, "The bigger they are, the harder they fall"
1900 Battle at Driefontein, South-Africa (Boers vs British army)
1902 Earthquake destroys Turkish city of Tochangri
1903 Harry Gammeter, Cleveland, patents multigraph duplicating machine
1903 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Montreal AAA in 2 games
1905 Japanese Army captures Mukden (Shenyang)
1906 1st performance of Maurice Ravel's "Sonatine"
1906 Coal dust explosion kills 1,060 at Courrieres France
1906 London Underground opens Bakeroo line (Baker Street to Waterloo Line)
1909 Jack Johnson fights Victor McLaglen to no decision in 6 for box title
1910 China ends slavery
1910 Pittsburgh Courier, begins publishing
1913 Stanley Cup: Quebec Bulldogs sweep Sydney (NS) Millionaires in 2 games
1913 William Knox, becomes 1st in American Bowling Congress to bowl 300
1914 Suffragettes in London damages painter Rokeby's Venus of Velasquez
1915 British expedition Army in Belgium captures Neuve Chapelle
1920 NHL's Quebec Bulldog Jim Malone scores 6 goals vs Ottawa Senators
1922 KLZ-AM in Denver CO begins radio transmissions
1922 state of siege proclaimed during mine strike Johannesburg S Africa
1925 Walter Mittelholzer is 1st to flies over Demawend mountain, Iran
1926 Run on Belgian banks
1927 Albania mobilize by threat of Serbian, Croatian & Slovenes
1927 Bavaria lifts ban on Hitler's speeches
1931 British Labour party removes fascist sir Oswald Mosley
1933 Big earthquake in Long Beach (W.C. Fields was making a movie when it struck & the cameras kept running).
1933 Big earthquake in Long Beach (W.C. Fields was making a movie when it struck & the cameras kept running).
1933 Major earthquake in Long Beach, Calif
1933 Nevada becomes 1st US state to regulate narcotics
1934 Longest undefeated streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (18 games)
1934 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Suzanne Davis
1934 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
1939 17 villages damaged by hailstones in Hyderabad India
1940 1st US opera telecast, W2XBS, NYC, I Pagliacci
1941 Lee MacPhail, Dodger GM predicts all players will wear batting helmets
1945 Germany blows-up Wessel Bridge on Rhine
1945 Japan declares Vietnam Independence
1945 Patton's 3rd Army makes contact with Hodge's 1st Army
1945 Tokyo in fire after night time B-29 bombing
1945 US troops lands on Mindanao
1946 Train derailment kills 185 near Aracaju Brazil
1948 1st civilian to exceed speed of sound-Herb H Hoover, Edwards AFB Ca
1949 Detroit Tiger pitcher Art Houtteman is critically injured in an auto accident but recovers to win 15 games in 1949
1951 "Where's Charley?" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 56 perfs
1951 FBI director J Edgar Hoover declines post of baseball commissioner
1952 Military coup by general Fulgencio Batista in Cuba
1956 General strike in Cyprus protesting exile of archbishop Makarios
1956 Peter Twiss sets new world air record 1,132 mph (1,823 kph)
1957 Thousands of soccer fans riot in Italy
1959 Dorothy Comiskey Rigney, sells 54% of White Sox to Bill Veeck
1959 Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth," premieres in NYC
1959 Uprising against Chinese occupation force in Lhasa Tibet
1960 USSR agrees to stop nuclear testing
1962 Due to it's no black policy, Phillies leave Jack Tar Harrison Hotel & move to Rocky Point Motel, 20 miles outside Clearwater, Florida
1963 Pete Rose debuts with hits in his 2 1st at bats in spring training
1963 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 70 points vs Syracuse
1964 US reconnaissance plane shot down over East Germany
1965 Dutch Princess Margriet & Pieter van Vollenhoven, get engaged
1966 5 time Horse of the Year, Kelso, retires
1966 Dutch crown princess Beatrix marries Claus von Amsberg
1966 North Vietnamese capture US Green Beret Camp at Ashau Valley
1968 Ferry boat sinks in harbor of Wellington NZ (200 killed)
1969 James Earl Ray pleads guilty in murder of Martin Luther King Jr
1970 Barbra Streisand records "The Singer" & "I Can Do It"
1970 South Africa complete 4-0 series drubbing of Australia
1971 Senate approves amendment lowering voting age to 18
1972 1st black US political convention opens (Gary Indiana)
1972 Gen Lon Nol becomes pres & prince Sirik Matak premier of Cambodia
1972 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1973 BPAA US Open by Mike McGrath
1973 Morocco adopts constitution
1974 "Sextet" closes at Bijou Theater NYC after 9 performances
1974 Carol Mann wins LPGA S&H Green Stamp Golf Classic
1974 Christian Democrats win Belgium parliamentary election
1974 Lawrence Rowe completes 302 v Eng Bridgetown, 36 fours 1 six
1975 "Rocky Horror Show" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 45 performances
1975 Dog spectacles patented in England
1977 Rings of Uranus discovered during occulation of SAO
1978 Soyuz 28 returns to Earth
1980 Willard Scott becomes the weather forcaster on the Today Show
1982 Pres Reagan proclaims economic sanctions against Libya
1982 Salim Malik scores 100 in 2nd inning of Test Cricket debut (v SL)
1982 Sygyzy: all 9 planets aligned on same side of Sun
1982 Travis Jackson & Happy Chandler elected to Hall of Fame
1983 Walter Alston, Dodgers manager, elected to Hall of Fame
1984 Heavyweight Tim Witherspoon KOs Greg Page
1985 Bonnie Lauer wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational
1985 Dallas Maverick coach Dick Motta is 4th NBA coach to win 700 games
1985 French socialists lose election (National Front 9%)
1985 Ice Pairs Championship at Tokyo won by Elena Valova & O Vasiliev (URS)
1985 India beat Pakistan to win "World Championship of Cricket"
1985 Mens Figure Skating Championship in Tokyo won by Alexandr Fadeev (URS)
1986 Ernie Lombardi, NL MVP in 1938, & Bobby Doerr, elected to Hall of Fame
1987 Vatican formal opposition to test-tube fertilization & embryo transfer
1988 Avalanche at Swiss Ski resort "Klosters" nearly kills Prince Charles
1988 NY Islanders celebrate Mike Bossy night
1990 4th American Comedy Award: When Harry Met Sally
1990 Ice Dance Championship at Halifax won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (URS)
1990 Ice Pairs Championship at Halifax won by Gordeeva & Grinkov (URS)
1990 Ladies Figure Skating Champions in Halifax won by Jill Trenary (USA)
1990 Lt Gen Avril resigns as pres of Haiti
1990 Mens Figure Skating Championship in Halifax won by Kurt Browning (CAN)
1990 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1991 Eddie Sutton is 1st NCAA coach to lead 4 schools into playoffs
1991 Laura Davies wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
1991 Marc Girardelli of Luxembourg clinches his 4th slalom World Cup
1991 Merlene Ottey runs world record 200 m indoor (22.24 sec)
1991 Rico Lieder/Jens Carlowitz/Karsten Just/Thomas Sch”nlebe walk 4x400m indoor world record (3:03.05)
1992 6th Soul Train Music Awards: Natalie Cole & Color Me Badd win
1992 Sandra Seuser/Katrin Schreiter/Annet Hesselbarth/Grit Breuer walk female indoor world record 4x400m (3:27.22)
1994 1 million Greeks attend Melina Mercouri's funeral
1995 Car bomb explodes in Karachi at shite mosque, 17+ killed
1995 Chiel Meijering's "St Louis Blues," premieres in Arnhem
1995 Dow-Jones hits record 4035.64
1996 22nd People's Choice Awards: Apollo 13, Tom Hanks wins
1996 NYC Mayor Guiliani visits Israel
1998 4th Blockbuster Entertainment Awards

That's All....

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