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Wednesday, March 14, 2018.



Birthdays


1623 Adam-Nicolas Gascon, composer
1681 Georg Philipp Telemann, leading German late baroque composer.
1681 Georg Philipp Telemann, leading German late baroque composer.
1681 Georg Philipp Telemann, Magdeburg Germany, late baroque composer
1692 Peter Musschenbroek, Dutch physician/physicist (Leyden jar)
1726 Josef Antonin Stepan, composer
1727 Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, composer
1755 Pierre-Louis Couperin, composer
1782 Thomas Hart Benton, (rep), "Old Bullion"
1795 Rubert Lucas Pearsall, composer
1800 James Bogardus, US inventor/builder (made cast-iron buildings)
1803 F G Klopstock, writer
1804 Johann Strauss, the Elder, Viennese violinist/comp (Radetzky March)
1808 Catharinus Putnam Buckingham, Brig General (Union volunteers)
1815 Josephine Lang, composer
1816 Montgomery Dent Corse, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1895
1820 Victor Emmanuel II, King of Sardinia (1849-61)/Italy (1861-78)
1821 Jens Worsaae, Denmark, archaeologist
1823 Roswell Sabine Ripley, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1887
1826 William Fisk Sherwin, composer
1829 Charles Charlesworth, England, (dies at 7 of old age)
1831 Leon Leopold Lewandoski, composer
1833 John Sappington Marmaduke, Major General (Confederate Army)
1833 Lucy Hobbs Taylor, 1st US woman dentist (1866)
1835 Giovanni V Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer (Mars) [or March 4]
1835 Manuel Fernandez Caballero, composer
1837 Charles Ammi Cutter, US librarian (Expansive classification)
1844 King Umberto I, of Italy (1878-1900)
1847 Antonio de Castro Alves, Brazilian poet (Espumas Flutuantes)
1854 Paul Ehrlich, Germany, bacteriologist (Nobel-1908)
1854 Thomas Riley Marshall, (D) 28th VP (1913-21)
1862 Vilhelm FK Bjerknes, Norwegian/US physicist/meteorology
1864 Casey Jones
1864 Casey Jones
1864 [John] Casey Jones, RR engineer (Ballad of Casey Jones)
1873 Joannes DJ Aengenent, sociologist/bishop of Haarlem (1928-35)
1874 Anton F Philips, president-director of Philips
1874 Mary Carr, Phila, actress (Forbidden Trail, Pack Up Your Troubles)
1875 Isadore Gilbert Mudge, US, librarian/author (Thackeray Dictionary)
1875 Norman Houstoun O'Neill, composer
1878 Carel T Scharten, Dutch poet/writer (Forces of the Future)
1879 Albert Einstein
1879 Albert Einstein
1879 Albert Einstein
1879 Albert Einstein, relative
1879 Albert Einstein
1879 Albert Einstein, relative
1879 Albert Einstein
1879 Albert Einstein, Ulm Germany, physicist E=mcý (Nobel 1921)
1880 Oscar (Bachigaloupi) Tourniaire, actor/director (Pink Kate)
1883 Juan Manen, composer
1884 Albert Egges van Giffen, Dutch archaeologist
1884 Winter Haynes Watts, composer
1887 George Creten, Belgian sculptor/painter
1887 Lawrence Collingwood, composer
1891 John P Strijbos, Dutch writer (Wandering through South-Africa)
1892 Olive Netta Parsons, co-founder (Collet's Bookshop)
1894 Josef Schelb, composer
1895 Frans Ganshof, Belgian historian
1903 Molla Mustafa Barzani, Iran, Kurd leader (KDP)
1905 Raymond Aron, French sociologist/political scientist
1906 Ulvi Cemal Erkin, composer
1907 Bj”rn-Erik H”ijer, Swedish writer (Nu dansar Sara)
1908 Maurice (Jean Jacques) Merleau-Ponty, French philosopher
1908 Nikolay Petrovich Rakov, composer
1909 Andr‚ Pieyre de Mandiargues, French writer (Margin)
1911 Pete Piute, [Morris Kaufman], NYC, comedian (Village Barn)
1912 Les Brown
1912 Les Brown
1912 Les Brown
1912 Les Brown
1912 Les Brown
1912 Les Brown, Reinerton Pa, orch leader (& his band of renown)
1913 Witold Rudzinski, composer
1914 Fiorenzo Marini, Italy, ‚p‚e (Olympic-gold-1960)
1914 Henry Ralph Carr, soldier
1914 Jiri Reinberger, composer
1915 Alexander Brott, composer
1915 Carlos Surinach, Barcelona Spain, composer (Monte Carlo) [NS]
1915 Kenneth Rowntree, painter
1917 Macha Louis Rosenthal, critic/poet
1918 Dennis Patrick, Phila, actor (Dear Dead Delilah, Dallas, Rituals)
1919 Luther Henderson Jr, KC Mo, orch leader (Polly Bergen Show)
1919 Max Shulman, novelist (Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Tender Trap)
1920 Hank Ketcham
1920 Hank Ketcham
1920 Hank Ketcham
1920 Hank Ketcham
1920 Hank Ketcham
1920 Dorothy Tyler-Odam, Great Britain, high jumper (Oly-silver-36, 48)
1920 Hank Ketcham, cartoonist (Dennis the Menace)
1921 Lis Hartel, Denmark, equestrian dressage (Olympic-silver-1952, 56)
1922 Colin Fletcher, author (Walking Through Time)
1922 Les Baxter, US, singer/orchestra leader/composer (Born Again)
1923 Diane Arbus, photographer/innovator
1925 John Barrington Wain, England, novelist/poet (Hurry on Down)
1926 Fran‡ois d'Assise Morel, composer
1927 Bill Rexford, auto racer
1927 Joop F Wolff, Dutch editor (Truth)/Dutch politician (CPN)
1928 Frank Borman
1928 Frank Borman
1928 Frank Borman
1928 Frank Borman
1928 Frank Borman
1928 Frank Borman, Gary Ind, astronaut (Gem 7, Ap 8)/CEO (Eastern Airline)
1929 Thomas Bell Jr, race horse trainer
1930 Dieter Schnebel, German vicar/composer
1930 Ray Flockton, cricketer (prolific NSW batsman of 50's)
1931 Bob Goalby, golfer (British Open-1968, Canadian Open-1968, NZ-1970)
1931 Phil Phillips [Baptiste], rock vocalist (Sea Of Love)
1933 Michael Caine
1933 Quincy Jones
1933 Michael Caine
1933 Quincy Jones
1933 Michael Caine
1933 Quincy Jones
1933 Michael Caine
1933 Quincy Jones
1933 Michael Caine
1933 Quincy Jones
1933 Michael Caine, [Maurice J Micklewhite], London, actor (Alfie)
1933 Quincy Jones Jr, Chicago Ill, composer/singer (We Are The World)
1934 Eugene A Cernan, Chicago, Capt USN/astronaut (Gemini 9, Apollo 10 17)
1934 Shirley Scott, swing/blues organist (with Stanley Turrentine)
1935 Jo van den Booren, composer
1936 Bob Charles, Carterton NZ, PGA golfer (1963 Houston Open)
1937 Peter van der Merwe, cricketer (South African captain of mid-1960's)
1938 Johnny Gleeson, cricketer (mystery spinner for Australia 1966-72)
1939 Bertrand Blier, Paris France, novelist/director (Going Places)
1939 William Benjamin Lenoir, Miami Florida, astronaut (STS 5)
1940 Eleanor Fount, English actress (Women in Love, Bedazzled)
1940 Rita Tushingham, Liverpool England, actress (Green Eyes, Dr Zhivago)
1941 Wolfgang Petersen, Emden Germany, actor (Shattered, Enemy Mine)
1942 Jerry Jeff Walker, Oneonta NY, country singer (Mr Bojangles)
1942 John Whittaker, English real estate developer (Peel Holdings)
1943 Jim Pons, Santa Monica CA, bassist (Turtles-Happy Together)
1944 Clyde Lee, NBAer
1944 Peter Paul Zahl, writer
1945 Herman[us J] van Veen, Neth, cabaretier/singer/composer/writer
1945 Michael Martin Murphey, Dallas Tx, country singer (Wildfire)
1945 Walt Parazaider, Chicago Ill, rock saxophonist (Chicago)
1946 Jasper Carrott, English comedian (Jane & the Lost City, Detectives)
1946 Steve Kanaly, Burbank Calif, actor (Fleshburn, Ray Krebbs-Dallas)
1946 Wes Unseld, NBA all-star (Baltimore Bullets, MVP 1969)
1947 Billy Crystal
1947 Billy Crystal
1947 Billy Crystal
1947 Billy Crystal
1947 Billy Crystal
1947 Billy Crystal, Long Beach NY, comedian (Soap, SNL, City Slickers)
1947 Jan [AJ] te Veldhuis, Dutch MP (VVD)
1947 Janis Schmitt, St Louis Mo, playmate (February, 1978)
1947 Jimmy O'Rourke, rocker
1947 William Jefferson, (Rep-D-Louisiana)
1950 Michael Ford, son of pres Gerald & Betty Ford
1951 Rick Dees, radio disc jock (KIIS LA)
1952 David Byrne, guitarist/vocalist (Talking Heads-Burning Down the House)
1952 J Fred Muggs, chimp (Today show)
1953 Tim McKee, US, 400m medley swimmer (Olympic-silver-1972)
1954 Adrian Zmed, Chicago Ill, actor (TJ Hooker, Dance Fever)
1954 David La Croix, race horse trainer
1954 Jann Browne, country singer (Mexican Wind)
1955 Boon Gould, rock guitarist (Level 42-Hot Water)
1956 Natalya Dmitriyevna Kuleshova, Russia, cosmonaut
1956 Tessa Sanderson, Kingston Jamaica, Brit javelin thrower (Oly-gold-84)
1958 Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre, Prince of Monaco/bobsledder (Oly-1988)
1959 Patrick Dupond, Paris, dancer (La Bayadere)
1960 George Horvath, Sweden, pentathlete (Olympic-1980)
1960 Helen Hopkins, Donneybrook Australia, golfer (Australian Intl 1983)
1961 Gary Dell'Abate, producer (Howard Stern Show)
1961 Grigoriy Kornev, Russian speed walker (world record 5 km)
1961 Russell Todd, actor (Jamie Frame-Another World)
1962 Kirby Puckett, centerfielder (Minn Twins)
1963 Bruce Reid, cricketer (brilliant left-arm Aust pace bowler 1985-92)
1963 Pedro Duque, Madrid Spain, engineer/astronaut (STS 78 alt, sk:95)
1964 Donald Evans, NFL defensive end/tackle (NY Jets)
1964 Richard Migliore, jockey
1965 John Stephenson, cricketer (Engld opening bat in one Test v Aust 1989)
1965 Kevin Brown, Mcintyre GA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
1966 Darcy Wakaluk, Pincher Creek, NHL goalie (Dallas Stars)
1966 Tertius Bosch, cricketer (South African pace bowler 1992)
1967 Edward M Fincke, Pitts PA, Capt USAF/astronaut
1967 Melissa Brennan Reeves, Eatontown NJ, actress (Jen-Days of our Lives)
1967 Vijay Yadav, cricketer (Indian wicket-keeper between More & Mongia)
1968 Megan Follows, actress (Chase, Anne of Green Gables)
1969 Greg Biekert, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
1969 Larry Johnson, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets, NY Knicks)
1969 Laura Leighton, actress (Sydney-Melrose Place, Other Woman)
1969 Ty[rel] Bennion, Seattle Wash, rower (Olympics-1996)
1970 Meredith Salenger, actress (Dream a Little Dream, The Kiss)
1970 Thomas McLemore, NFL tight end (Indianapolis Colts)
1971 Ernie Brown, CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders)
1972 Antowain Smith, running back (Buffalo Bills)
1972 Aris Brimanis, Cleveland, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers)
1972 Clover Maitland, Australian field hockey goal keeper (Olympics-96)
1972 Tom Barndt, NFL/WLAF guard (KC Chiefs, Scottish Claymores)
1973 Chris Sullivan, defensive end (New England Patriots)
1974 Justine Joyce, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1976 Sarah Elizabeth Ulmer, Auckland NZ, 3k ind pursuit cyclist (Oly-96)
1982 Kate Maberly, actress (Secret Garden)
1983 Taylor Hanson
1983 Taylor Hanson
1983 Taylor Hanson
1983 Taylor Hanson
1983 Taylor Hanson
1983 Jordan Taylor Hanson, Tulsa OK, singer (Hansons-MMMMbop)
1989 Oliver Bernsen, son of Corbin Bernsen & Amanda Pays

Events


1558 Ferdinand I appointed Holy Roman emperor
1559 Storm floods ravage Gorinchem, Dordrecht & Woudrichem, Neth
1590 Battle at Ivry: French King Henri IV beats Catholic League
1629 Royal charter grants Massachusets Bay Colony
1629 Royal charter grants Massachusets Bay Colony
1629 England granted a royal charter to Massachusetts Bay Colony
1644 Royal patent for Providence Plantations (now Rhode Island).
1644 Royal patent for Providence Plantations (now Rhode Island).
1644 England grants patent for Providence Plantations (now Rhode Island)
1653 Johan van Galen beats English fleet at Livorno
1689 Scotland dismisses Willem III & Mary Stuart as king & queen
1734 Prince Willem KHF van Orange marries George II's daughter Mary Anne
1743 1st American town meeting (Boston's Faneuil Hall)
1794 Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin
1794 Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin
1794 Eli Whitney patents cotton gin
1800 Luigi Chiaramonti crowned Pope Pius VII
1812 Congress authorizes war bonds to finance War of 1812
1821 African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church founded (NY)
1826 General Congress of South American States assembles at Panam 
1836 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leaves Australia
1840 Jos‚ Zorilla's "El Zapatero y el Rey," premieres in Madrid
1843 Boston conducts its 1st town meeting (Faneuil Hall)
1845 -5.3řF (-20.7řC) in Groningen
1862 Battle of New Bern NC: General Burnside conquers New Bern
1864 Rossini's "Petite Messe Solennelle," premieres in Paris
1864 Union troops occupy Fort de Russy, Louisiana
1870 Legislature approves act making Golden Gate Park possible.
1870 Legislature approves act making Golden Gate Park possible.
1870 Calif legislature approves act making Golden Gate Park possible
1875 Smetana's "Vysehrad," premieres
1885 "Mikado" opera premieres in London
1885 Gilbert & Sullivan's "Mikado," premieres in London
1888 2nd largest snowfall in NYC history (21")
1889 August Strindberg's "Froken Julie," premieres in Copenhagen
1896 Sutro Baths opens by Cliff House (closed Sept 1, 1952).
1896 Sutro Baths opens by Cliff House (closed Sept 1, 1952).
1896 Sutro Baths (SF) opens by Cliff House (closed Sept 1, 1952)
1899 Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks beat Winnipeg Victorias, 6-2
1900 US currency goes on gold standard
1900 US currency goes on gold standard
1900 Hugo de Vries rediscovers Mendel's laws of genetics
1900 US currency goes on gold standard
1901 1st performance of Anton Bruckner's 6th Symphony in A
1903 First national bird reserve established in Sebastian, Florida
1903 First national bird reserve established in Sebastian, Florida
1903 1st national bird reservation established in Sebastian, FL
1903 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Rat Portage Thisles in 2 games
1903 WB Yeats & Lady Gregory's "Hour-glass," premieres in Dublin
1906 Calgary City Rugby Foot-ball Club forms
1908 Stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers beat Toronto Trolley Leaguers, 6-4
1909 Amsterdam Social-Democratic Party (SDP) forms
1912 King Vittorio Emanuel III of Rome injured during assassination attempt
1913 John D Rockefeller gives $100 million to Rockefeller Foundation
1914 Serbia & Turkey sign peace treaty
1915 German cruiser Dresden blows itself up near coast of Chile
1916 Battle of Verdun - German attack on Mort-Homme ridge, West of Verdun
1918 1st concrete ship to cross the Atlantic (Faith) is launched, SF
1922 KGU-AM in Honolulu HI begins radio transmissions
1922 KSD-AM in Saint Louis MO begins radio transmissions
1922 WGR-AM in Buffalo NY begins radio transmissions
1923 President Harding is the first president to file his income tax.
1923 President Harding is the first president to file his income tax.
1923 Allies accepts Vilnus taking East-Galici‰ in Poland
1923 German Supreme Court prohibits NSDAP
1923 Pres Warren G Harding becomes 1st pres to pay taxes
1931 1st theater built for rear movie projection (NYC)
1933 Civilian Conservation Corp, begins tree conservation
1933 Winston Churchill wants to boost air defense
1935 36-Folsom becomes 1st line to use 1-man streetcars
1936 Federal Register, 1st magazine of the US govt, publishes 1st issue
1937 Battle of the Century: Fred Allen & Jack Benny meet on radio
1937 Pope Pius XI publishes anti-nazi-encyclical Mit brennender Sorge
1939 England draw with South Africa at Durban on the 10th day
1939 Nazi Germany dissolves Republic of Czechoslovakia
1940 27 killed, 15 injured when truck full of migrant workers collides with a train outside McAllen, Texas
1941 Nazi occupiers of Holland forbid Jewish owned companies
1941 Xavier Cugat & Orch record "Babalu"
1945 RAF bomb cuts railway link Hannover-Hamm
1946 Belgian govt of Spaak, forms
1948 Freedom Train arrives in San Francisco.
1948 Freedom Train arrives in San Francisco.
1948 Freedom Train arrives in SF
1950 FBI's "10 Most Wanted Fugitives" program begins
1951 During Korean War, US/UN forces recapture Seoul
1951 Earthquake at Euskirchen, Germany
1953 KOLR TV channel 10 in Springfield, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 Nikita Khrushchev succeeds Malenkov as secretary Comm Party
1954 Braves Henry Aaron homers in his 1st exhibition game
1954 KDAL (now KDLH) TV channel 3 in Duluth-Superior, MN (CBS) begins
1954 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1954 NBA Baltimore Bullets end a 32 game road losing streak
1955 Prince Mahemdra becomes king of Nepal
1956 Satchel Paige signs with the Birmingham Black Barons (Negro League)
1957 Indonesian govt of Sastroamidjojo resigns
1958 RIAA certifies 1st gold record (Perry Como's Catch A Falling Star)
1958 Recording Industry Association of American created
1958 South Africa government disallows ANC
1958 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1958 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1960 14 die in a train crash in Bakersfield Calif
1960 Wilt Chamberlain (Phila) sets NBA playoff record of 53 points
1961 George Weiss becomes pres of NY Mets
1962 Disarmament conference opens in Geneva without France
1962 Gordie Howe (Det Red Wings) is 2nd NHLer to score 500 goals
1963 SF Guy Rogers ties NBA record with 28 assists
1964 "Girl Who Came to Supper" closes at Broadway NYC after 112 perfs
1964 Dallas jury sentences Jack Ruby to death in Lee Harvey Oswald murder
1965 Israeli cabinet approves diplomatic relations with W Germany
1965 Israeli cabinet approves diplomatic relations with W Germany
1965 Israeli cabinet approves diplomatic relations with West Germany
1967 1st NFL-AFL common draft, Balt Colts pick Bubba Smith
1967 JFK's body moved from temporary grave to a permanent memorial
1968 POM performs atmospheric nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1968 CBS TV suspends Radio Free Europe free advertising because RFE doesn't make it clear it is sponsored by the CIA
1969 Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st woman jockey to win at Aqueduct
1969 Seymour Nurse scores 258 in his last Test Cricket innings, WI v NZ
1971 Barbra Streisand appears on "The Burt Bacharach Special" on CBS TV
1971 Rolling Stones left England for France to escape taxes
1971 South Vietnamese troops flee Laos
1971 The Rolling Stones leave England for France to escape taxes
1972 NBA's Cincinnati Royals announce they are moving to KC
1973 Liam Cosgrave appointed president of Ireland
1976 Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 7,000th race
1976 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1978 Marines terminate Molukse action in Province house (1 dead)
1978 NFL permanently adds 7th official (side judge)
1980 3rd Emmy Sports Award presentation
1980 Ice Dance Championship at Dortmund W Germany won by Regoczy & Sallay
1980 Ice Pairs Championship at Dortmund won by Cherkasova & Shakhrai (USSR)
1980 Polish airliner crash kills all 87 aboard (22 are US amateur boxers)
1980 Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Dortmund won by Anett Potzsch
1982 Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic
1982 Sidath Wettimuny scores Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket century
1983 OPEC cuts oil prices for first time in 23 years.
1983 OPEC cuts oil prices for first time in 23 years.
1983 OPEC cut oil prices for 1st time in 23 years
1984 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41-C mission
1985 11th People's Choice Awards: Bill Cosby wins 4 awards
1985 Michael Secrest (US) completes 24-hr ride of 516 miles, 427 yards
1986 European Space Agency's Giotto flies by Halley's Comet (605 km)
1987 Providence, with Billy Donovan's 25 points, beats Austin Peay 90-87
1987 Skier Piotr Fijas jumps record 194m
1987 Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Cincinnati won by Katarina Witt
1987 NY Met Darryl Strawberry charges Red Sox pitcher Al Nipper during spring training exhibition game, causes bench clearing brawl
1990 4th Soul Train Music Awards: Soul II Soul, Janet Jackson
1990 Mikhail S Gorbachev becomes president of the Soviet Congress
1991 Emir of Kuwait returns to Kuwait City, after the Iraqis leave
1991 Ice Dance Championship at Munich won by Isabel & Phil Duchesnay (FRA)
1991 Ice Pairs Championship at Munich won by N Mishkutenok & A Dmitriev
1991 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Munich won by Kurt Browning (CAN)
1991 British Court of Appeal frees "Birmingham 6" who had been unjustly sentenced in August 1975 to life imprisonment
1992 Farm Aid V
1992 NY Met Daryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden accused of rape
1992 Soviet newspaper "Pravda" suspends publication
1993 "Conversations with My Father" closes at Royale NYC after 462 perfs
1993 "Face Value" closes at Cort Theater NYC after * performances
1993 "Saint Joan" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 49 performances
1993 3,000th performance of "Nunsense"
1993 Johan Koss skates world record 5km (6:36.57)
1993 Meg Mallon wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship
1993 Ricky Ponting hits twin tons for Tasmania aged 18 years 84 days
1993 Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Prague won by Oksana Baiul (UKR)
1994 Linux kernel 1.0 released.
1994 Linux kernel 1.0 released.
1994 Linux kernel 1.0 released.
1994 Linux kernel 1.0 released.
1994 Linux kernel 1.0 released.
1994 Mexican banker/billionaire Alfredo Harp Helu kidnapped
1994 Soyuz TM-21 launches with V Dezyurov, G Strekalov & N Thagard
1995 1st time 13 people in space
1996 Australia beat West Indies by 5 runs in amazing cricket World Cup semi
1996 Crufts show at NEC Birmingham, (1995 winner, Joshua, an Irish setter)
1997 68 year old Gordie Howe signs AHL contract with Syracuse Crunch
1997 Iranian military plane crashes, killing 80
1997 Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson wins 67th James E Sullivan Award
1997 Pres Clinton trips & tears up his knee requiring surgery

That's All....

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