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Sunday, March 11, 2018.



Birthdays


1544 Torquato Tasso, Italy, Renaissance poet (Aminta, Apologia)
1549 Hendrik L Spieghel, Dutch merchant/writer
1549 Henric Spieghel, Dutch Renaissance poet (Hertspiegel)
1596 Isaac Elsevier, book publisher
1654 Heinrich Georg Neuss, composer
1683 Giovanni Veneziano, composer
1726 Louise-Florence d'pinay, France, writer (Woman, Man & 2 Kingdoms)
1731 Robert Treat Paine, judge, signer (Declaration of Independence)
1754 Juan Melndez Valds, Spanish lawyer/poet
1780 A.L. Crelle --1855
1780 A.L. Crelle --1855
1780 A.L. Crelle --1855
1780 A.L. Crelle --1855
1780 A.L. Crelle --1855
1781 Anthony Philip Heinrich, composer
1793 Jan F Willems, Flemish writer/philologist
1811 Marsena Rudolph Patrick, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1811 Urbain Jean Joseph le Verrier, co-discoverer (Neptune)
1812 James Speed, Atty Gen (Union), died in 1887
1812 Pieter Bluss van Oud-Alblas, Dutch liberal minister of Finance
1812 William Vincent Wallace, composer
1818 John Wilkins Whitfield, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1879
1819 Henry Tate, English sugar producer (Tate Gallery)
1819 Marius Petipa, French ballet dancer/choreographer (Don Quiotte)
1822 Allison Nelson, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
1827 Septimus Winner, composer
1832 Franz Melde, German phyicist (Melde test)
1832 William Ruffin Cox, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1919
1840 Edmund Kirby Jr, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
1846 Antnio C G Crespo, Brazilian/Portuguese poet
1860 Thomas Hastings, NYC, architect (NY Public Library)
1863 Andrew Stoddart, cricketer (My Dear Victorious Stod)
1863 Wobbe de Vries, Dutch linguist
1872 Abraham van Stolk Jzn, lumber merchant/art collector
1876 Carl Ruggles, Marion Mass, composer (Evocations)
1876 David Wijnkoop, Dutch revolutionary socialist
1879 Justus Hermann Wetzel, composer
1879 Niels Bjerrum, Danish chemist (ph tests)
1884 Jan Lemaire, Dutch writer/actor (Beautiful Juliet)
1885 Malcolm Campbell, 1st auto racer to travel 5 miles/min (8 km/min)
1890 Vannevar Bush, developed 1st electronic analogue computer
1892 Raoul Walsh, NYC, director (Thief of Baghdad, Battle Cry)
1892 Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general (WW I, WW II)
1897 Henry Dixon Cowell, Menlo Park Calif, composer (New Musical Resources)
1898 Dorothy Gish, Massillon OH, film actress (Orphans of the Storm)
1899 Frederick IX, [Christian FFMKWG], King of Denmark (1947-72)
1902 Josef Martin Bauer, writer
1903 Lawrence Welk
1903 Lawrence Welk
1903 Lawrence Welk
1903 Lawrence Welk
1903 Lawrence Welk
1903 Dorothy Schiff, publisher (NY Post)
1903 George Dickinson, cricketer (bowled for NZ in their 1st 3 Tests)
1904 Cornelis Jan Bakker, Dutch/US nuclear physicist
1904 Maurits Wertheim, Dutch writer (Isaac De Fuentes)
1906 Aasan Ferit Alnar, composer
1907 Eleni Gatzoyiannis, heroine (saved her kids)
1907 Helmuth J von Moltke, German politician (July 20th plot)
1907 Jessie Matthews, London England, actress (Gangway, First a Girl)
1907 Margaret Herbison, British minister (Lab)
1908 Lawrence Welk, Strasburg ND, orch leader (Lawrence Welk Show)
1909 Ljubica Maric, composer
1910 Robert H G Havemann, German chemist
1911 Alan Gifford, Boston MA, actor (Time Lock, Up Periscope)
1911 Fitzroy Maclean, British diplomat soldier politician/historian
1912 Robert Clifford Latham, pepys Scholar
1912 Xavier Montsalvatge, Spanish composer (El gato con botas)
1913 John Jacob Weinzweig, Toronto Canada, composer (Enchanted Hill)
1913 Thomas Gray, professor/anaesthetist
1915 Karl Krolow, writer
1915 Vijay Hazare, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1946-54)
1916 [James] Harold Wilson, (L) British PM (1964-70, 1974-76)
1917 GE Gran Schildt, Finnish art historian/writer (Solbten)
1919 Mercer Ellington, son of Duke Ellington/bandleader
1920 D J Enright, England, poet/novelist (Some Men are Brothers)
1920 Henry Marking, CEO (British Airways)
1920 Kenneth Dover, chancellor (St Andrews University)
1921 Astor Piazzolla, Argentina composer (Tango Nuevo)
1921 F[rancis] M[arion] Busby Jr, US, sci-fi author (Star Rebel)
1922 Abdul Razak bin Hussain, premier of Malaysia (1970-77)
1922 Thom Kelling, Dutch singer/guitarist (Programa de Manha)
1922 Vinnette Carroll, NYC, actress (Alice's Restaurant, Reivers)
1923 Ad[rianus C] de Besten, Dutch literary (River Basin)
1923 A Louise Brough Clapp, Okla, tennis player (4 time Wimbledon champ)
1923 A X Gwerder, writer
1923 Morschi Mirando, [Thomas Weiss], German/Dutch gypsy artist
1923 Terry Alexander, London, actor (Tony-Behind the Scenes)
1925 James Miskin, QC/recorder of London
1926 Ralph Abernathy
1926 Ralph Abernathy
1926 Ralph Abernathy
1926 Ralph Abernathy
1926 Ralph Abernathy
1926 Adrienne Keith Cohen, travel editor
1926 Ilhan Mimaroglu, composer
1926 Patricia Tindaole, England, architect
1926 Ralph Abernathy, civil rights leader (Southern Christian Leadership)
1927 Alan Betts, emeritus professor (Royal Veterinary College)
1927 Raymond Jackson, [Jaki], British cartoonist
1927 Robert Mosbacher, US politician(?)
1927 Ron Todd, British trade unionist
1928 Albert Salmi, Bkln NY, actor (Daniel Boone, 79 Park Avenue)
1928 Peter Roger Hunt, London England, director (Dr No)
1929 Erskine Childers, unofficial/civil servant
1929 Francisco Bernardo Pulgar Vidal, composer
1929 Jackie McGlew, cricketer (dour South African opening bat of the 50')
1930 David Gentleman, designer/painter
1931 Rupert Murdoch
1931 Rupert Murdoch
1931 Rupert Murdoch
1931 Rupert Murdoch
1931 Rupert Murdoch
1931 Peter Walters, CEO (Midland Bank)
1931 Rupert Murdoch, Australia, publisher (NY Post)/CEO (FOX-TV)
1932 Nigel Lawson, British government official (The Power Game)
1932 Valerie French, London England, actress (Jubal)
1933 Terry J Hatter Jr, US judge in California
1934 Sam Donaldson
1934 Sam Donaldson
1934 Sam Donaldson
1934 Sam Donaldson
1934 Sam Donaldson
1934 George Stamatoyannopoulos, Greece, medical genetics researcher
1934 Joep Straesser, composer (Blossom songs, Ramasasiri)
1934 Keith Speed, British MP
1934 Sam Donaldson, El Paso Tx, ABC White House correspondent (Prime Time)
1934 Sydney Burke, cricketer (S Afr quick, 11 wkts on Test debut v NZ 1961)
1936 Antonin Scalia, Trenton NJ, 105th Supreme Court Justice (1986- )
1937 John Ward, NZ cricket wicket-keeper (8 Tests 1964-68)
1938 Malcolm Keith Speed, British high court judge
1942 Peter Eyre, actor (Hedda)
1944 Ric Rothwell, drummer (Mindbenders-Games of Love)
1945 Harvey Mandel, rock guitarist (Drei Amerikanische LP's)
1945 Mark Stein, vocalist/organist (Vanilla Fudge-You Keep Me Hanging On)
1945 Timothy Mason, consultant (British Arts Council)
1945 Tricia O'Neal, Shreveport Louisiana, actress (Piranha Part II)
1946 Brigitte Fossey, Tourcoing France, actress (Man Who Died Twice)
1947 Dominique Sanda, [Varaigne], Paris France, actress (1900, First Love)
1947 Geoffrey Hunt, Australia, world-champion squash player
1947 Mark Stein, singer/organist/keyboardist (Vanilla Fudge)
1948 George Kooymans, Dutch guitarist/singer (Golden Earring)
1949 Richard de Bois, Dutch drummer/producer
1950 Bobby McFerrin, singer (Don't Worry Be Happy-Grammy 1989)
1950 Jerry Zucker, Milwaukee WI, director (Airplane, Naked Gun)
1952 Douglas Adams, England, author (Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
1952 Susan Richardson, Coatesville Pa, actress (Susan-8 is Enough)
1955 [Kater]Nina Hagen, East Berlin German DR, actress (Blue Angel)
1956 Curtis L Brown Jr, NC, astronaut (STS 47, STS 66, 77, 85, sk:95)
1961 Bruce Watson, Ontario Canada, rock guitarist (Big Country-Wonderland)
1961 Mike Percy, rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round)
1962 Peter Berg, actor (Chicago Hope)
1964 Raimo Helminen, Tampere FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland, Oly-Br-98)
1965 Eric Jelen, West Germany, tennis star
1966 Pavel Petrovich Mukhortov, Russian cosmonaut
1966 Ralph Tamm, NFL guard/center (Denver Broncos, KC Chiefs)
1966 Steve Reed, LA Calif, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
1967 Andrew Zesers, cricketer (played for Australia in 1987 World Cup)
1967 Bill Houlder, Thunder Bay, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1968 John Barrowman, actor (Peter Fairchild-Central Park West)
1969 Dan Lacroix, Montreal, NHL left wing (NY Rangers)
1969 John Fina, NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
1970 Brett Liddle, Boksburg S Afr, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Newcastle)
1970 Evgeniy Koreshkov, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
1971 Bob Kronenberg, WLAF corner (Rhein Fire)
1971 Jiri Vykoukai, Olomouc CZ, hockey player (Team Czech Rep, Oly-gold-98)
1971 Marta Lovera Parquet, Miss Universe-Paraguay (1996)
1971 Martin Rucinsky, Most Cze, NHL left wing (Canadiens, Oly-Gold-1998)
1972 Carl Greenwood, NFL cornerback (NY Jets)
1972 Chris Shelling, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
1972 Jamal Duff, NFL defensive end (NY Giants, Wash Redskins)
1973 Kennedy Otieno, Kenya cricket wicket-keeper (85 v Aust 1996 World Cup)
1973 Mike Mihelic, CFL offensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1973 Sammie Brennan, CFL defensive back (BC Lions)
1973 Tony Veland, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1974 Billy Granville, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
1974 David Cameron, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1974 Kevin Donovan, Des Plaines Ill, figure skater (1997 Great Lakes-2nd)
1975 Cedric Henderson, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1975 Shawn Springs, cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
1982 Hasan Raza, cricketer (Test cricketer at the age of 14)

Events


Zeta Botid meteor shower, radiant in Botes
Zeta Botid meteor shower, radiant in Botes
417 Zosimus becomes bishop of Rome
537 Goths lay siege to Rome
843 Icon worship officially re-instated in Aya Sofia Constantinople
1302 Romeo & Juliet's wedding day, according to Shakespeare
1502 Tebriz] shah Ismail I of Persia crowned
1513 Giovanni de' Medici chosen Pope Leo X
1563 League of High Nobles routes 2nd protest against King Philip II
1567 Geuzen army leaves Walcheren to return to Oosterweel
1597 Land guardian Albrecht occupies Amiens on France
1598 Countess Charlotte of Nassau marries duke Claude de la Tremoille
1649 Treaty of Rueil destroys 1st Fronde-uprising
1665 NY approves new code guaranteeing Protestants religious rights
1669 Volcano Etna in Italy erupts killing 15,000
1702 1st English daily newspaper "Daily Courant," publishes
1779 US army Corps of Engineers established (1st time)
1789 Benjamin Banneker with L'Enfant begin to lay out Washington DC
1791 Samuel Mulliken, Phila, is 1st to obtain more than 1 US patent
1794 Royal Theatre in London's Dury Lane opens
1795 Battle at Kurdla India: Mahratten beat Mogols
1810 Emperor Napoleon married by proxy to Archduchess Marie Louise
1810 Emperor Napoleon married by proxy to Archduchess Marie Louise
1810 Emperor Napoleon married by proxy to Archduchess Marie Louise
1812 Citizenship granted to Prussian Jews
1823 1st normal school in US opens, Concord Academy, Concord, Vt
1824 US War Dept creates the Bureau of Indian Affair
1835 HMS Beagle anchors off Valparaiso, Chile
1850 Woman's Medical College of Penn (1st female medical school)
1851 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Rigoletto," premieres in Venice
1861 Confederate convention in Montgomery, adopts constitution
1861 Confederate convention in Montgomery, adopts constitution
1861 Confederate convention in Montgomery, adopts constitution
1862 Lincoln removes McClellen as general-in-chief & makes him head of
1862 12] Gen Stonewall Jackson evacuates Winchester Virginia Army of the Potomac. Gen Henry Halleck is named general-in-chief
1864 Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek (Sparta), Tennessee
1865 Gen Sherman's Union forces occupies Fayetteville, NC
1867 Great Mauna Loa eruption (volcano in Hawaii).
1867 Great Mauna Loa eruption (volcano in Hawaii).
1867 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Don Carlos," premieres in Paris
1867 Great Mauna Loa eruption (Hawaiian volcano)
1882 Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association organized in Princeton NJ
1888 Great blizzard of '88 strikes NE US
1892 First public game of basketball.
1892 First public game of basketball.
1892 1st public basketball game (Springfield, Mass)
1895 Spanish cruiser Reina Regenta sinks at Gibraltar, 400 killed
1901 Cincinnati Enquirer reports Balt mgr John McGraw signed Cherokee Indian Tokohoma, who is really black 2nd baseman Charlie Grant
1904 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Brandon Wheat Kings in 2 games
1905 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 beat Rat Portage Thisles, 2 games to 1
1910 Jack Hobbs 1st Test ton (187 v SAfr), his only Test hit wicket
1912 1st Stanley Cup game to be played in 3 20-min periods, formerly played in 30-min halfs, Quebec beats Moncton 9-3 on way to sweep
1917 British troops occupy Baghdad
1917 1st NHL championship game ever played, Toronto Arenas beats Montreal Canadiens 7-3 in 1st of 2 game set (second game on March 13)
1918 Moscow becomes capital of revolutionary Russia
1918 Save the Redwoods League founded
1919 General strike in Germany, crushed
1922 Western Hockey Championship: Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA) sweep Regina Capitals, in 2 games
1924 3rd term of Belgium Theunis govt begins
1924 Eden Phillpotts' "Farmer's Wife," premieres in London
1924 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweeps Ottawa Senators in 2 games
1926 Eamon da Valera ends leadership of Sinn Fein
1927 1st armored commercial car hold-up in US, Pittsburgh
1927 1st golden gloves tournament
1927 Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens famous Roxy Theater (NYC)
1928 Netherlands & Belgium tie 1-1 (soccer match in Amsterdam)
1930 Pres & Chief Justice William Taft buried in Arlington
1934 Netherlands beats Belgium 9-3, in soccer
1935 Bank of Canada opens
1935 Hermann Goering officially creates German Air Force, the Luftwaffe
1938 Germany invades Austria.
1938 Germany invades Austria.
1938 Artur Seyss-Inquart replaces Kurt von Schuschnigg as Chancellor of Austria; German troops also entered the country
1941 FDR signs Lend-Lease Bill with England.
1941 FDR signs Lend-Lease Bill with England.
1941 Bronko Nagurski beats Ray Steele in Minn, to become wrestling champ
1941 FDR signs Lend-Lease Bill (lend money to Britain)
1942 Gen MacArthur leaves Bataan for Australia.
1942 Gen MacArthur leaves Bataan for Australia.
1942 1st deportation train leaves Paris for Auschewitz Concentration Camp
1942 Gen MacArthur leaves Corregidor (Bataan) for Australia
1942 Japanese troop land on North-Sumatra
1943 Nazi Militia forms in Netherlands
1944 Dutch resistance fighter Joop Westerweel arrested
1945 1,000 allied bombers harass Essen, 4,662 ton bombs
1945 Flemish nazi collaborator Maria Huygens sentenced to death
1948 1st black in the US Tennis Open (Reginald Weir)
1948 Jewish Agency of Jerusalem bombed
1948 Reginald Weit became the 1st black to play in the US Tennis Open
1948 WBAL TV channel 11 in Baltimore, MD (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 1st woman army doctor commissioned (FM Adams)
1953 American B-47 accidentally drops a nuclear bomb on South Carolina, the bomb doesn't go off due to 6 safety catches
1954 US Army charges Senator Joseph McCarthy used undue pressure tactics
1956 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1958 Charles Van Doren finally loses on TV game show "21"
1958 Starting this season, AL batters are required to wear batting helmets
1959 "Raisin in the Sun," 1st Broadway play by a black woman, opens
1959 Teddy Scholten wins Eurovision Song festival with "A Little Bit"
1960 Pioneer 5 launched; orbits sun between Earth & Venus
1960 Pioneer 5 launched; orbits sun between Earth & Venus
1960 Pioneer 5 launched into solar orbit between Earth & Venus
1961 Then NHL record 40 penalties, Black Hawks & Maple Leafs (20 each)
1963 Somalia drops diplomatic relations with Great Britain
1965 Indonesia President Sukarno accepts qualifications of Suharto
1966 Military coup led by Indonesian Gen Suharto breaks out
1967 Pink Floyd releases their 1st song (Arnold Layne)
1968 Anti-Zionist Clandestine Radio Voice of El Assifa starts transmitting
1968 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 12nd string quartet
1968 Otis Redding posthumously receives gold record for " Dock of the Bay"
1970 12th Grammy Awards: Aquarius, Crosby Stills & Nash, Peggy Lee win
1970 Iraq Ba'th Party recognizes Kurd nation
1972 "Inner City" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 97 performances
1973 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA S&H Green Stamp Golf Classic
1974 Mount Etna in Sicily erupted
1974 Rhino Store gives people 5 to take home Danny Bonaduce's Album
1975 Portugal military coup under general Spinola fails
1975 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1977 Moslems hold 130 hostages in Wash DC
1978 Terrorists attack mail truck at Tel Aviv, 45 killed
1978 USF-led Bill Cartwright scores 23 points as the Dons oust NC
1979 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sunstar Golf Classic
1979 Randy Hold receives 67 min in penalties in a 60 min NHL hockey game
1980 Rod Marsh bowls 10 overs for 51 runs in dull Aust v Pak cricket draw
1981 Chile constitution takes effect, Augusto Pinochet 2nd term begins
1981 Johnny Mize & Rube Foster elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1982 Failed military coup under Rambocus/Hawker in Suriname
1982 Harrison Williams (Sen-D-NJ) resigned rather than face expulsion
1982 Menachem Begin & Anwar Sadat sign peace treaty in Wash DC
1983 Ice Dance Championship at Helsinki Finland won by Torvill & Dean (GRB)
1983 Ice Pairs Championship at Helsinki won by Valova & Vasiliev (URS)
1983 Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Helsinki won by Rosalynn Sumners (USA)
1983 Men's Fig Skating Championship in Helsinki won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
1984 Chris Johnson wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic
1985 Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko.
1985 Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko.
1985 Mikhail S Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader
1986 1 million days since traditional foundation of Rome, 4/21/753 BC
1986 12th People's Choice Awards
1986 187.27 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
1986 Islander Mike Bossy, 1st NHLer to score 50 goals in 9 straight seasons
1986 Japanese probe Sakigake flies by Halley's Comet at 6.8 million km
1986 NFL adopts instant replay rule
1987 Wayne Gretzky scores 1,500th NHL point
1988 Utrecht conservatory destroyed by fire
1988 note ceases to be legal tender, replaced by coin
1990 16th People's Choice Awards
1990 Lithuania declares it's Independence
1990 Maggie Will wins Desert Inn LPGA Golf International
1991 Janet Jackson signs $40M 3 album deal with Virgin records
1991 John Smith, amateur wrestler, wins James E Sullivan Award
1991 Monica Seles ends Steffi Graf's streak of 186 weeks ranked as #1
1993 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Prague won by Kurt Browning CAN
1994 Eduardo Frei succeeds Patricio Aylwin as president of Chile
1995 -36.8F (-38.2C) in Chosedachar, Komi-district, on 67N
1995 Pres Nazarbajev disbands Kazachstan parliament
1995 Sinn Fein party leader, Gerry Adams, arrives in US
1995 Yolanda Chen hop-skip-jumps world indoor record 15.03m
1996 Chris Harris scores 130 in losing NZ side v Australia, World Cup
1996 Mark Waugh scores 110 v NZ for his third century of the World Cup
1997 3rd Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
1997 Ashes of Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry are launched into space
1997 Beatle McCartney knighted Sir Paul by Queen
1997 SF Giant J T Snow suffers a fractured eye socket when hit by a pitch

That's All....

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