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Saturday, March 16, 2019.



Birthdays


1585 Gerbrant A Bredero, Holland, poet/playwright (Klucht van de Koe)
1609 Michael Franck, composer
1634 Contessa Marie Madeleine La Fayette, novelist
1651 Zaccaria Tevo, composer
1663 Nicholas Siret, composer
1729 Georg W "Franz" Panzer, German vicar/librarian (Annales typographic)
1739 George Clymer, US merchant (signed Decl of Ind, Constitution)
1745 Johann Wilhelm Cornelius von Konigslow, composer
1750 Caroline Lucretia Herchel, Hanover, Germany, 1st mod woman astronomer
1751 James Madison, 4th President (1809-1817)
1751 James Madison, 4th President (1809-1817)
1751 James Madison, Port Conway Va, (D-R), 4th US president (1809-17)
1757 Bengt Lidner, Swedish poet (Medea, Yttersa Domen)
1774 Matthew Flinders, English navigator/cartographer (coast Australia)
1776 Johan G Verstolk van Soelen, Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs
1787 Georg Simon Ohm, physicist (discovered Ohm's Law)
1802 George Archibald McCall, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1868
1806 Norbert Rillieux, inventor (sugar refiner)
1812 Henry Dwight Terry, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1869
1814 Jules Eugene Abraham Alary, composer
1821 Ernest Feydeau, French author (Georges Feydeau)
1822 John Pope, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1892
1822 Rosa Bonheur, French landscape painter (Buffalo Bill)
1823 William Henry Monk, composer
1832 Charles Camp Doolittle, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteer)
1836 Andrew S. Hallidie, inventor of the Cable Car.
1836 Andrew S. Hallidie, inventor of the Cable Car.
1836 Andrew S Hallidie, inventor (cable car)
1839 Ren‚ F Armand Sully-Prudhomme, France, poet, 1st Nobel winner (1901)
1849 James E Smith, became father at 100 with woman 64 years younger
1856 E Louis YY Napoleon Bonaparte, French/English prince
1868 Maxim Gorki, USSR, playwright (The Lower Depths) [3/28 NS]
1873 Hippoliet Daeye, Flemish painter (Sereniteit)
1876 Charles Halton, Wash DC, actor (Dr Cyclops, Tugboat Annie Sails Again)
1878 Clemens A Graaf von Galen, cardinal/bishop of Munster/anti-nazi
1878 Henry B Walthall, Shelby City AL, actor (Birth of a Nation, Klondike)
1878 Reza Sjah Pahlawi, [Reza Chan], shah of Iran
1884 Harrison Ford, Kansas City MO, silent screen actor (Rubber Tires)
1885 Giacomo Benvenuti, composer
1885 Sydney Chaplin, S Afr, actor (Limelight)
1892 C‚sar Vallejo, Peruvian/French poet (Los Heraldos Negros)
1892 Harrison Ford, actor (Vanity Fair, Love In High Gear)
1893 Isobel Elsom, actress (My Fair Lady, Love From a Stranger)
1896 Conrad Nagel, Keokuk Iowa, actor (Celebrity Time)
1901 Walter E Sch„fer, German playwright
1902 Lucie Rie, potter
1903 Mike Mansfield, (Sen-D-Mont) majority whip
1903 Morgan Conway, actor (Dick Tracy)
1903 Nikolai Lopatnikoff, Revel Estonia, composer (Variaioni Concertanto)
1904 Clive Morton, London England, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Moonraker)
1906 Henny Youngman
1906 Henny Youngman
1906 Henny Youngman
1906 Henny Youngman
1906 Henny Youngman
1906 Francisco Ayala, writer
1906 Henny Youngman, London England, comedian (Take my wife please)
1908 Robert Rossen director/writer (Hustler, All the King's Men, Mambo)
1910 Aladar Gerevich, Hungary, sabres (Olympic-gold-1948)
1910 Andrew Miller-Jones, British TV pioneer
1910 Iftikhar Ali Khan, cricketer (Nawab of Pataudi, England & India)
1910 Martijn Lijnema, boer/resistance fighter (WW II)
1910 Norman Wooland, Dusseldorf Germany, actor (Hamlet)
1912 Pat Nixon
1912 Pat Nixon
1912 Pat Nixon
1912 Pat Nixon
1912 Pat Nixon
1912 Patricia Nixon, [Thelma Catherine], Ely Nevada, 1st lady (1968-74)
1915 K. Kodaira --1997
1915 K. Kodaira --1997
1915 K. Kodaira --1997
1915 K. Kodaira --1997
1915 K. Kodaira --1997
1916 Lloyd McBride, union president (United Steelworkers)
1918 Aldo E van Eyck, Dutch architect (City Hall)
1918 Howard Boatwright, composer
1919 Erno Kiraly, composer
1920 John Addison, Surrey England, composer (Tom Jones-Acad Award)
1920 Leo McKern, Sydney Aust, actor (Blue Lagoon, Help, Mouse that Roared)
1920 Percy Mansell, cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder in 13 Tests for S Afr)
1922 Geoffrey Freeman Allen, railway writer
1922 Harding Lemay, North Bangor NY, headwriter (Another World)
1923 George Bean, cricketer (92 runs in 3 Tests for Eng v Aust)
1925 Cornell Borchers, Germany, actress (Big Lift, Floodtide, Istanbul)
1926 Jerry Lewis
1926 Jerry Lewis
1926 Jerry Lewis
1926 Jerry Lewis
1926 Jerry Lewis
1926 Jerry Lewis, [Levitch], comedian/fund raiser (MDA), loved in France
1927 Daniel Patrick Moynihan, US ambassador to UN/(Sen-D-NY, 1977- )
1927 Karlheinz Boehm, Germany, actor (Face of Fear, Peeping Tom, Unnatural)
1927 Olga San Juan, NYC, actress (Variety Girl, 1 Touch of Venus)
1927 Vladimir M Komarov, Moscow Russia, cosmonaut (Voshkod I Soyuz 1)
1928 Christa Ludwig, Berlin Germany, soprano (Vienna State Opera)
1928 Ramon Barce, composer
1929 Edwin London, composer
1930 Minoru Miky, composer
1931 Betty Johnson, Guilford County NC, singer (Jack Paar Show, I Dreamed)
1931 Don Richard Carpenter, novelist
1932 Ronnie Walter Cunningham, Creston Iowa, Col USMC/astronaut (Apollo 7)
1933 Ruth Bader Ginsberg, justice (US Supreme Court)
1936 Thelma Hopkins, England, high jumper (Oly-silver-1956)
1937 Constanca Capdeville, composer
1937 David Del Tredici, Cloverdale California, composer (1980 Pulitzer)
1940 Bernardo Bertolucci
1940 Bernardo Bertolucci
1940 Bernardo Bertolucci
1940 Bernardo Bertolucci
1940 Bernardo Bertolucci
1940 Bernardo Bertolucci, Parma Italy, director (Last Tango in Paris)
1940 Chuck Woolery, Ky, TV game show host (Love Connection)
1940 Jan P Pronk, Dutch politician (PvdA)
1940 Jan Schaefer, Dutch asst secretary of state (PvdA)
1945 B”rries von Mnchhausen, writer, dies
1946 Erik Estrada, NYC, actor (CHiPs, Cross & Switchblade, Lightblast)
1948 Margaret [Edith] Weis, US, sci-fi author (Dragons of Spring Dawning)
1948 Michael Bruce, rocker/actor (Rudy-Rainbow Drive)
1949 Erik Estrada
1949 Erik Estrada
1949 Erik Estrada
1949 Erik Estrada
1949 Erik Estrada
1949 Bertha Knox Gilkey, welfare & tenament rights for urban women
1949 Elliott Murphy, US singer/songwriter
1949 Victor Garber, Montr‚al Qu‚bec, actor (Days & Nights of Molly Dodd)
1951 Kate Nelligan, London Ontario, actress (Bethune, Eye of the Needle)
1951 Ray Benson, Phila Pa, country singer (House of Blue Lights)
1951 Ritchie Teeter, rocker
1953 Richard Stallman, founder of GNU project
1953 Richard Stallman, founder of GNU project
1953 Richard Stallman, founder of GNU project
1953 Richard Stallman, founder of GNU project
1953 Richard Stallman, founder of GNU project
1954 Dav Whatmore, cricketer (Colombo Aust bat 1979, Sri Lanka coach 1995-)
1954 Hollis Stacy, Savannah Ga, LPGA golfer (US Open 1977, 78)
1954 Jimmy Nail, singer/actor (Evita, Spender, Howling II)
1954 Nancy Wilson, SF, rock guitarist (Heart-Never, What about Love)
1955 Isabelle Huppert, Paris France, actress (Cactus, Heaven's Gate)
1956 Ozzie Newsome, NFL tight end (Cleve Browns)
1957 Pearl Moore, WBL guard (NY Stars)
1959 Michael J Bloomfield, Flint Mich, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 86)
1959 Stan Thorn, Kenosha Wisc, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South)
1961 Mel Gray, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
1962 Marcel Brands, soccer player (RKC)
1963 Phung Vuong, Saigon Vietnam, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1965 Cindy Brown, US, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1988)
1966 Brad Bergen, PA Sask, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
1966 Catarina Pollini, WNBA forward (Houston Comets)
1966 David Nascimento, soccer player (Roda JC/FC Utrecht)
1966 Rodney Peete, NFL quarterback (Phila Eagles)
1967 Dan Owens, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions)
1967 John Mangum, NFL safety (Chic Bears)
1968 Jason van Blerk, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
1969 Ottis Gibson, cricketer (Barbados fast bowler, WI 1995)
1969 Pat Harlow, NFL tackle (NE Patriots, Oakland Raiders)
1969 Steve Israel, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers, New England Patriots)
1970 Kelli James, Medford NJ, field hockey forward (Olympics-96)
1970 Tammi Terrell, rocker (Ain't No Mountain High Enough)
1971 Brett Carolan, NFL tight end (SF 49ers)
1971 Eric Ravotti, NFL linebacker (Pitts Steelers)
1973 Bert Zuurman, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
1974 Heath Streak, cricketer (Zimbabwean pace bowler 1993-)
1974 Lamont Burns, guard (NY Jets)
1976 Michelle Rae Collie, Miss Universe-Bahamas (1996)
1991 Wolfgang Van Halen, son of Eddie Van Halan & Valerie Bertinelli

Events


Return of long-billed curlews to Umatilla, Oregon
Return of long-billed curlews to Umatilla, Oregon
1079 Iran adopts solar Hijrah calendar
1190 Crusades begin massacre of Jews of York England
1190 Jews of York England commit mass sucide rather than submit to baptism
1345 Holy spirit glides above fire: "the miracle of Amsterdam" (legend)
1517 Pope Leo X signs 5th Council of Lateranen
1521 Magelhaes' fleet discovers Zamal (Samar)
1521 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reaches Philippines
1527 Battle at Khanua: Mogol Emperor Babur beats Rajputen
1621 First Indian appears at Plymouth, Massachusets
1621 First Indian appears at Plymouth, Massachusets
1621 Native American chief visits colony of Plymouth Mass
1641 General court declares RI a democracy & adopts new constitution
1660 English Long Parliament disbands
1690 French king Louis XIV sends troops to Ireland
1730 Willem Charles Henry Friso installed as viceroy of Drenthe
1731 Treaty of Vienna: Emperor Charles VI of England & Netherlands
1792 Murder attempt on King Gustavus III by count Ankarstrom at opera
1802 Law signed to establish US Military Academy at West Point, NY
1802 Law signed to establish US Military Academy at West Point, NY
1802 Law signed to establish US Milt Academy (West Point, NY)
1802 US army Corps of Engineers established (2nd time)
1815 Willem I proclaimed king of the Netherlands, including Belgium
1822 Composer Gioacchino Rossini marries Spanish soprano
1827 First US black newspaper, Freedom's Journal, New York
1827 First US black newspaper, Freedom's Journal, New York
1827 1st US black newspaper, "Freedom's Journal" (NYC), begins publishing
1829 Ohio authorizes high school night classes
1830 London's re-organised police force (Scotland Yard)
1830 New York Stock Exchange slowest day ever (31 shares traded)
1833 Susan Hayhurst becomes 1st US woman grad of a pharmacy college
1834 HMS Beagle anchors at Berkeley Sound, Falkland Islands
1836 Texas approves a constitution
1850 Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Scarlet Letter" published
1861 Arizona Territory votes to leave the Union
1861 Confederate government appoints commissioners to Britain
1862 Battle at Pound Gap Kentucky: Confederates separate battles
1865 Battle of Averasboro NC (1,500 casualities)
1869 Hiram R Revels makes 1st official speech by a black in the Senate
1871 1st fertilizer law enacted
1872 1st FA Cup Final: Wanderers-Royal Engineers 1-0 in Bolton
1876 Nelly Saunders & Rose Harland fight 1st female boxing match (NY)
1877 Charles Bannerman completes 1st Test cricket century, 165 v Eng
1881 Barnum & Bailey Circus debuts
1882 US Senate ratifies treaty establishing the Red Cross
1894 Jules Massenet's opera "Tha‹s," premieres in Paris
1896 Premiere of Mahler's "Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen"
1897 Start of Sherlock Holmes "The Adventure of The Devil's Foot" (BG)
1900 AL meets in Chicago, Ban Johnson announces that an AL team will be in
1900 Sir Arthur Evans finds old city of Knossus
1900 Chicago, KC, Minn, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Detroit, Cleve & Buffalo
1907 1st 1st-class cricket game between NSW & Western Australia
1910 Barney Oldfield sets land speed record of 131.7 mph at Daytona
1911 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators beat Port Arthur (Ont) 13-4
1912 Mrs William Howard Taft plants 1st cherry tree in Wash DC
1915 Brit battle cruisers Inflexible & Irresistible hit mines in Dardanelle
1915 Federal Trade Commission organizes
1916 US and Canada sign Migratory Bird Treaty
1916 US and Canada sign Migratory Bird Treaty
1916 James Barries' "Kiss for Cinderella," premieres in London
1916 US & Canada sign migratory bird treaty
1918 Geoffrey O'Hara's "K-K-K-Katy" song published
1919 Frank Wedekind's "Elius Erweckung," premieres in Hamburg
1920 1 Acre Park also known as Baby Park in the Bronx renamed Melrose Park
1922 Sultan Fuad I crowned king of Egypt, England recognizes Egypt
1922 WKY-AM in Oklahoma City OK begins radio transmissions
1923 Hugo von Hofmannsthal's "Der Unbestechliche," premieres in Vienna
1926 Robert Goddard launches first liquid fuel rocket - 184 feet
1926 Robert Goddard launches first liquid fuel rocket - 184 feet
1926 Robert Goddard launches 1st liquid fuel rocket, goes 184' (56 meters)
1929 WHP-AM in Harrisburg PA begins radio transmissions
1930 USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) floated out to become a natl shrine
1931 Genootschap Onze Taal (Our Language) organizes (Neth)
1933 Hitler names Hjalmar Shaft, president of Bank of Germany
1934 Congress passes Migratory Bird Conservation Act
1935 Hitler orders German rearmament, violating Versailles Treaty
1935 Hitler orders German rearmament, violating Versailles Treaty
1935 Hitler orders German rearmament, violating Versailles Treaty
1937 All but one senior fouls out of a scrimmage game between seniors & sophomores, but he holds on to win the game 35-32
1938 No‰l Coward's musical "Operette," premieres in London
1938 Temple defeats Colorado to win 1st NIT
1939 Germany occupies Czechoslovakia
1939 Hungary annexes republic of Karpato-Ukraine
1939 NHL record 10 goals in 1 period-NY Rangers (7), NY Americans (3) & a record 26 points in the 3rd period
1940 German air raid on British fleet base Scapa Flow
1941 Blizzard hits North Dakota & Minnesota killing 60
1941 Dmitri Shostakovitch receives the Stalin Prize
1941 National Gallery of Art opens in Wash DC
1943 Elin K (No) & Zaanland (Neth) torpedoed & sinks
1944 Vichy Internal minister Pucheu sentenced to death
1945 Allies secure Iwo Jima
1946 "Would-Be Gentleman" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 77 performances
1947 Convair Liner, 1st US twin-engine pressurized airplane, tested
1949 KFMB TV channel 8 in San Diego, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1950 1st annual National Book Awards
1952 1870 mm rain in Cilaos, R‚union (world record)
1952 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1953 AL rejects Bill Veeck's request to move St Louis Browns to Baltimore
1955 Josephine Kroesen appointed as 1st Dutch female judge
1955 President Eisenhower upheld the use of atomic weapons in case of war
1956 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
1956 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Hayes A Jenkins
1957 9th Emmy Awards: Phil Silvers Show, Robert Young & Loretta Young
1957 Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1957 Toronto Maple Leafs tie NHL record 37 points beating NY Rangers 14-1
1958 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1959 Iraq & USSR sign economic/technical treaty
1962 1st launching of Titan 2-rocket
1962 US Super-Constellation disappears above Pacific Ocean, kills 167
1964 KCOY TV channel 12 in Santa Maria, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1964 Paul Hornung & Alex Karras reinstated in NFL after 1 year suspension
1966 Gemini 8 launched with 2 astronauts
1966 Gemini 8 launched with 2 astronauts
1966 Gemini 8 launched with Armstrong & Scott, aborted after 6.5 orbits
1966 Man From Uncle star David McCallum receives huge welcome in London
1967 Pirate Radio Station 333 (Radio Britain) ship breaks down
1968 My Lai massacre occurs (Vietnam War); 450 die
1968 Robert F Kennedy announces presidential campaign
1969 "1776" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 1217 performances
1969 Boston Bruins scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
1969 Peter Stone & Sherman Edward's "1776," premieres in NYC
1969 Viasa DC-9 crashes at Maracaibo's Grano de Oro airport, killing 155
1970 New English Bible published
1970 WNIN TV channel 9 in Evansville, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 13th Grammy Awards: Bridge over Troubled Water, Carpenters win
1971 KDCD TV channel 18 in Midland, TX (IND) suspends broadcasting
1972 John & Yoko are served with deportation papers
1974 1st performance at new Grand Ole Opry House at Opryland in Nashville
1975 US Mariner 10 makes 3rd, and final, fly-by of Mercury.
1975 US Mariner 10 makes 3rd, and final, fly-by of Mercury.
1975 "Lieutenant" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 9 performances
1975 US Mariner 10 makes 3rd & final fly-by of Mercury
1976 British premier Harold Wilson resigns
1977 US president Carter pleads for Palestinian homeland
1978 Amoco Cadiz spills 223,000 tons of crude oil off French coast
1978 Red Brigade kidnaps former premier Aldo Moro in Italy, 5 killed
1978 Soyuz 26 returns to Earth
1978 US Senate accepts Panama Canal treaty
1978 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1979 CBS-TV airs "Wings Over the World" with Paul McCartney
1980 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Honda Civic Golf Classic
1983 Smallest crowd at Cleveland Coliseum (Cavs vs Nets-1,814)
1984 Gunmen kidnap William Buckley, CIA station chief in Beirut
1984 South-Africa & Mozambique sign non attack treaty
1985 Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson taken hostage in Beirut
1985 Denny McLain, pitcher; convicted of racketeering, sentenced to 25 yrs
1986 Chris Johnson wins LPGA GNA/Glendale Federal Golf Classic
1988 Federal grand jury indicts North & Poindexter in Iran-Contra affair
1988 North-Ireland Protestant fires on Catholic funeral, 3 killed
1988 US sends 3000 soldiers to Nicaragua's neighbor Honduras
1991 7 of Reba McEntire band members are killed in a plane crash
1991 Members of Irish Gay & Lesbian Organization march in NYC parade
1991 NJ Net coach Bill Fitch is 4th coach to win 800 NBA games
1991 NY Lotto pays $33.3 million to one winner (#s are 18-21-32-33-35-38)
1991 Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Munich won by Kristi Yamaguchi
1992 Matt Keough, in the dugout, is hit flush in the head by a batted ball
1994 Moravcik forms Slovakia government
1994 Tonya Harding pleads guilty to felony attack on Nancy Kerrigan
1995 Dow-Jones hits record 4069.15
1995 Manhattan upsets 4th seeded Okla 77-67
1995 Miss House of Representatives ratifies 13th Amendement-slavery ends
1995 Mississippi formally abolishes slavery & ratifies 13th Amendment
1995 World best 7th wkt stand 461 by Bhupinder Singh Jr & P Dharmani
1996 Mike Tyson KOs Frank Bruno in 2nd round
1997 Donna Andrews wins LPGA Welch's/Circle K Championship
1997 NJ Devils' Dave Andreychuk is 26th NHL to score 500 goals
1997 Stuart Appleby wins Honda Golf Classic
1997 Toshiba Senior Golf Classic

That's All....

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