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Thursday, March 8, 2018.



Birthdays


1075 Abu 'l-Kasim Mahmud ibn Omar al-Zamachshari, Arab theologist
1495 Juan de Dios, Port/Sp saint/founder (Brothers of Mercy)
1607 Johann Rist, composer
1714 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, German composer, son of JS Bach
1743 Bendix Friedrich Zinck, composer
1748 Willem V Batavus, prince of Orange-Nassau
1778 Friedrich August Kanne, composer
1783 Gottfied Wilhelm Fink, composer
1783 Hannah Hoes Van Buren, NY, wife of pres Martin (1837-41) (died 1819)
1787 Karl Ferdinand von Grafe, helped create modern plastic surgery
1787 Karl Ferdinand von Grafe, helped create modern plastic surgery
1787 Karl Ferdinand von Grafe, help create modern plastic surgery
1799 Simon Cameron, Secy War (Union), died in 1889
1815 Jean Delphin Alard, French violinist/composer
1825 George William Martin, composer
1836 Matthew Calbraith Butler, Major General (Confederate Army)
1839 James Mason Crafts, US chemist (Friedel-Crafts-synthesis)
1840 Franco Faccio, Italian composer/conductor
1841 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Mass, 59th Supreme Court justice (1902-32)
1843 Per Jonas Fredrik Vilhelm Svedbom, composer
1847 Karl von Bach, German engineer (Maschinenelemente)
1853 Edward Hubertus Joannes Keurvels, Flemish composer (Parisina)
1854 Tom Felix Horan, cricketer (Ireland Pioneering Aust all-rounder)
1857 Ruggiero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (I pagliacci/Zaza)
1859 Kenneth Grahame, author, "The Wind in the Willows"
1859 Kenneth Grahame, author, "The Wind in the Willows"
1859 Kenneth Grahame, author (Wind, Willows)
1859 Otto Taubmann, composer
1862 Joseph Lee, helped develop playgrounds
1865 Frederick William Goudy, US, printer/type designer
1872 Paul Juon, Russian/Swiss violinist/composer
1876 Franco Alfano, Italian opera composer (Il dottore Antonio)
1879 Otto Hahn, co-discoverer of nuclear fission
1879 Otto Hahn, co-discoverer of nuclear fission
1879 M Lichnowsky, writer
1879 Otto Hahn, German physicist/chemist (Nobel 44, radiothorium/actinium)
1883 Manuel Gomez Carillo, composer
1886 Anton Portielje, Dutch radio host/zoo director (Artis)
1886 Edward Kendall, chemist, isolated cortisone (Nobel 1950)
1888 Stuart Chase, NH, writer/economist (Tragedy of Waste)
1889 Oscar Ewing, US govt official (Everybody's Business)
1890 Oswald von Nell-Breuning, German theologist/philosopher
1891 Sam Jaffe, NYC, actor (Gunga Din, Dr Zorba-Ben Casey)
1892 Mtys Rkosi, Hungarian party leader/premier (1952-53)
1894 Win V Aaltonen, Finnish sculptor
1898 Louise Beavers, Cin Ohio, actress (Beulah-Beulah, Made for each other)
1898 Theophilus E Dnges, South Afr minister of Internal Affairs
1899 Eric Linklater, Scotland, novelist/poet (Blue Swallows)
1902 Jennings Randolph, (Sen)
1907 Charles Boost, movie critic
1909 Claire Trevor
1909 Claire Trevor
1909 Claire Trevor
1909 Claire Trevor
1909 Claire Trevor
1909 Anthony Donato, composer
1909 Claire Trevor, [Wemlinger], NYC, actress (Marjorie Morningstar)
1909 Hugh Murphy, English multi-millionaire
1911 Alan Hovhaness, Somerville Mass, composer (Lousadzak, Ukiyo)
1911 Elsie Agnes Giorgi, physician/humanitarian
1914 Jacob B Bakema, urban developer (St Louis Missouri)
1915 Vivien John, artist
1916 R W Schnell, writer
1917 A Marja, [ATE Mooy], Dutch literary (Shreds on the River)
1918 Alan Hale [MacKahan] Jr, LA Calif, actor (Skipper-Gilligan's Island)
1919 Ivor Keys, musician/teacher
1920 Eileen Herlie, Glasgow Scot, actress (Myrtle Fargate-All My Children)
1920 Eva Dahlbeck, Saltsjo-Duvnas Sweden, actress (Dreams, Lesson in Love)
1920 James Daniel "Danny" Turner, saxophonist
1921 Cyd Charisse, [Tula Finklea], Amarillo Tx, dancer/actress (East Side)
1921 Egbert George "Pete" Pitterson, trumpeter
1922 Carl Furillo, Brooklyn Dodger (NL Batting Champ 1953)
1922 H Kipphardt, writer
1923 Cyd Charisse
1923 Cyd Charisse
1923 Cyd Charisse
1923 Cyd Charisse
1923 Cyd Charisse
1923 Juan M G "Wancho" Evertsz, premier of Dutch Antilles (NVP, 1973-77)
1923 Sembene Ousmane, Senegalese author/novelist/director (Doctor Noir)
1924 Sean McClory, Dublin Ireland, actor (Jack-Californians, My Chauffeur)
1924 Victor "Toby" Neuberg, teacher/writer
1925 Darwin Horacio Vargas-Wallis, composer
1925 Francisco Rabal, Aguilas Spain, actor (Holy Innocents, Camorra)
1925 Petrus Steenkamp, Dutch politician (KVP/CDA)
1927 Jaromir Podesva, composer
1927 Joseph Berg, composer
1928 Frank Michael Beyer, composer
1928 Judy Johnson, Norfolk Va, singer (Your Show of Shows)
1931 John McPhee, author (Back to ----)
1931 Neil Adcock, cricketer (South African pace bowler, 104 wkts 1953-62)
1933 Johnny Dollar, singer
1934 Christian Wolff, composer
1934 Ron Taylor, Sydney Australia, cinematographer (Those Amazing Animals)
1936 Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz pianist (Perfect Circle)
1936 Sue Ane Langdon, Paterson NJ, actress (Bachelor Father, Arnie)
1937 Juvenal Hayarimana, president of Rwanda (1973-94)
1937 Pamela McEvoy-Johnston, psychotherapist-board member (WIC)
1937 Raynoma Gordy, [Mayberry], US orchestra leader (Rayber Voices)
1938 Lew DeWitt, Va, country singer (Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall)
1939 George William Reed, astronomy writer/cartoonist (Dark Sky Legacy)
1939 Jim Bouton, Newark NJ, pitcher (NY Yankees)/author (Ball Four)
1939 Lydia Skoblikova, USSR, speed skater (Olympics-6 gold-1960, 64)
1939 Mike Lowry, (Rep-D-WA, 1979- )
1939 Robert Tear, Barry Wales, tenor (Welsh Natl Opera 1970)
1939 Yannis Vlachopoulos, composer
1940 Leslie Isben Rogge, one of FBI's most wanted
1940 Susan Clark, Sarnia Ontario, actress (Night Moves, Webster)
1940 Theo Laseroms, [The Tank], Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
1941 Ivana Loudova, composer
1941 Yvar Emilian Mikhashoff, composer
1942 Ann Packer-Brightwell, England, 400m/800m runner (Oly-gold-1964)
1942 [Dick] Richie Allen, baseball player (AL MVP 1972)
1942 Ralph Ellis, England, rhythm (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
1943 Lynn Redgrave
1943 Lynn Redgrave
1943 Lynn Redgrave
1943 Lynn Redgrave
1943 Lynn Redgrave
1943 Lynn Redgrave, London, actress (Georgie Girl)/Weight-Watcher
1944 Carole Bayer Sager, NY, aka Mrs Burt Bachrach, singer (Arthur)
1945 Mickey Dolenz
1945 Mickey Dolenz
1945 Mickey Dolenz
1945 Mickey Dolenz
1945 Mickey Dolenz
1945 Graeme Watson, cricketer (Australian opening batsman 5 Tests 1966-72)
1945 Jim Chapman, (Rep-D-TX, 1985- )
1945 Keith Jarrett, pianist/composer
1945 Micky Dolenz, LA Calif, actor (Circus Boy)/singer (Monkees)
1946 Mohammad Nazir, Pakistani cricket off-spinner (14 Tests 1969-83)
1946 Randy Meisner, rock bassist/vocalist (Poco, Eagles-Take it Easy)
1947 Mike Allsup, Modesto Ca, rock guitarist (Three Dog Night)
1948 Little Peggy March, [Margaret Battavio], vocalist (I Will Follow Him)
1949 Charles Lismont, Belgian marathon runner (Olympic-silver-1972)
1951 Philippe Henri Edmonds, cricketer (in Zambia England slow left-arm)
1952 Vladimir Vladimirovich Vasyutin, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-14)
1953 Jim Rice, Boston Red Sox outfielder (AL MVP 1978)
1953 Kathleen Ann Shower, Brookville Oh, Playmate of the Year (May, 1985)
1954 Cheryl Baker, rock vocalist (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies)
1954 David Wilkie, England, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1976)
1954 Karl Schnabl, 90m ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1976)
1957 Cynthia Rothrock, Wilmington Del, actress (Lady Dragon, Honor & Glory)
1957 Ruth Wysocki, Alhambra Calif, 800m/1500m runner
1958 Andreas Maurer, West Germany, tennis star
1958 Gary Numan, [Gary Webb], Hammersmith England, vocalist (Replicas)
1959 Aidan Quinn
1959 Aidan Quinn
1959 Aidan Quinn
1959 Aidan Quinn
1959 Aidan Quinn
1959 Aidan Quinn, actor (Avalon, Desperately Seeking Susan, Mission)
1960 Buck Williams, NBA forward (Portland Trail Blazers, NY Knicks)
1961 Larry Murphy, Scarborough, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
1962 Shaun Gayle, NFL strong safety (SD Chargers)
1962 William Fuller, NFL defensive end (Phila Eagles, SD Chargers)
1963 Kathy Ireland
1963 Kathy Ireland
1963 Kathy Ireland
1963 Kathy Ireland
1963 Kathy Ireland
1963 Gursharan Singh, cricketer (Indian batsman played one Test 1989-90)
1963 Kathy Ireland, model/actress (Alien From LA, Side Out)
1963 Mike Lalor, Buffalo, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
1964 Cheryl "Salt" James, singer (Salt-N-Pepa)
1964 Peter Ged Gill, drummer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-2 Tribes) [or 1/8]
1965 Kenny Smith, NBA guard (Houston Rockets)
1966 Elliot Boult, Blenheim NZ, Australasia golfer
1966 Holly Ann Salo, Keani Alaska, Miss Alaska-America (1991)
1966 Laura McCabe, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
1967 Brent Fedyk, Yorkton, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
1967 Dale Joseph, CFL defensive back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1968 Clare Wood, Zululand South Africa, tennis star (1986 Futures-Lisbon)
1968 Rob Zettler, Sept-iles, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
1969 Andrea Parker, actress (Miss Parker-The Pretender)
1970 Harry Decheiver, soccer player (RKC)
1970 Jason Elam, NFL kicker (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1970 Rhett Harty, Pasedena CA, US soccer player (Olympic-92)
1970 Vadim Bekboulatov, NHL forward (Belarus, Oly-98)
1971 Bob Boughner, Windsor, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
1971 Marc Tobert, CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)
1972 Craig Johnson, St Paul Mn, NHL left wing (LA Kings/Oly-1994)
1972 Pat Riley, NFL defensive end (Chic Bears, Seattle Seahawks)
1972 Takuro Abe, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
1973 Kendell Watkins, NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
1973 Nanette Pearson, Pleasant Grove Utah, Miss America-Utah (1997)
1974 Steve Sarkisian, CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1974 Toran James, linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
1975 Brett Conway, NFL kicker (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1975 Kenny Wheaton, cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
1976 Freddie Prinze Jr, actor (I Know What You Did Last Summer)
1977 James Van Der Beek, actor (Dawson's Creek)
1977 Petr Devyatkin, hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)

Events


International Women's Day
International Women's Day
1418 Jacoba van Bayern marries her cousin John IV van Brabant
1586 Johan van Oldenbarnevelt becomes Dutch chief legal advisor
1658 Peace of Roskilde between Sweden & Denmark
1702 England Queen Anne ascends throne upon death of King William III
1706 Vienna's Wiener Stadtbank established
1711 Antoin de Guiscard tries English premier Haley for murder
1722 Afghan monarch Mir Mahmud occupies Persia
1746 Cumberland's troops occupy Aberdeen
1754 Marquis of Ensenada becomes premier of Spain
1766 Willem V (18) becomes governor of United Provinces
1782 Gnadenhutten Massacre - Ohio militia kills 90 indians
1801 British drive French forces from Abukir, Egypt
1813 1st concerto of Royal Philharmonic
1838 US mint in New Orleans begins operation (producing dimes)
1854 US Commodore Matthew C Perry's 2nd trip to Japan
1855 1st train crosses 1st US railway suspension bridge, Niagara Falls
1858 Opera "I Pagliacci" is produced (Naples)
1861 St Augustine Florida surrenders to Union armies
1862 The Confederate ironclad "Merrimack" launched.
1862 The Confederate ironclad "Merrimack" launched.
1862 Battle of Elkhorn Tavern ends with Confederate withdrawal
1862 Confederate ironclad "Merrimack" launched
1862 Naval Engagement at Hampton Roads, VA CSS Virginia, Jamestown & Yorktown vs USS Cumberland, Congress & Monitor
1865 Battle of Kingston, NC (Wilcox's ridge, Wise's Forks)
1884 1st performance of Edward MacDowell's 2nd Piano suite
1887 Everett Horton, CT, patents fishing rod of telescoping steel tubes
1894 NY passes 1st state dog license law
1896 Volunteers of America forms (NYC)
1898 Richard Straus' "Don Quixote," premieres in Keulen
1900 NL decides to go with 8 teams They exclude Baltimore, Cleveland, Louisville & Washington (in 1953 Boston Braves move to Milwaukee)
1902 1st performance of Jean Sibelius' 2nd Symphony
1904 Hugh Trumble takes a hat-trick in his final Test Cricket match
1906 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Smiths Falls (Ont) in 2 games
1908 Collingwood Elementary (Cleve) burns, kills 173 kids & 2 teachers
1908 Dutch utopist Frederick of Eden speaks in Carnegie Hall, NY
1910 Baroness Raymonde de Laroche of Paris is 1st licensed female pilot
1911 1st International Woman's Day
1913 Federal League organizes with 6 teams
1913 Internal Revenue Service begins to levy & collect income taxes
1915 1st US navy minelayer, Baltimore, commissioned
1916 US invades Cuba for 3rd time, this to end corrupt Menocal regime
1917 US invades Cuba, for third time. No wonder they're paranoid.
1917 US invades Cuba, for third time. No wonder they're paranoid.
1917 Russian revolution breaks out [OS=Feb 24] (in Petrograd)
1920 Denmark & Cuba join the League of Nations
1924 Coal mine explosion kills 171 at Castle Gate Utah
1927 Pan American Airlines incorporates
1929 US worker union commission reports of slavery in Liberia
1930 Mahatma Gandhi starts civil disobedience in India
1930 Babe Ruth signs 2-year contract for $160,000 with NY Yankee GM Ed Barrow, wrongly predicts "No one will ever be paid more than Ruth"
1934 Edwin Hubble photo shows as many galaxies as Milky Way has stars
1934 Edwin Hubble photo shows as many galaxies as Milky Way has stars
1934 Edwin Hubble photo shows as many galaxies as Milky Way has stars
1939 Lenore Coffee & William Joyce Cowan's "Family Portrait," premieres
1941 1st baseball player drafted into WW II (Hugh Mulcahy, Phillies)
1942 Japanese forces captures Rangoon Burma
1942 KNIL, Dutch colonial army on Java, surrenders to Japanese armies
1943 335 allied bombers attack Neurenberg
1943 Limited gambling legalized in Mexico
1943 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
1943 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Arthur Vaughn
1944 US resumes bombing Berlin
1945 "Kiss Me Kate" opens in Britain
1945 53 Amsterdammers executed by nazi occupiers
1945 International Women's Day is 1st observed
1945 Phyllis M Daley is 1st black nurse sworn-in as US Navy ensign
1946 1st helicopter licensed for coml use (NYC)
1948 Supreme Court rules relg instructions in pub schools unconstitutional
1949 WAGA TV channel 5 in Atlanta, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1949 WBAP-FM, Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting
1950 1st woman medical officer assigned to naval vessel (BR Walters)
1950 Marshall Voroshilov of USSR announces they developed atomic bomb
1951 Intl Table Tennis Federation bans Egypt (for refusing to play Israel)
1952 Antoine Pinay forms French government
1952 Ronald Reagan marries Nancy Davis
1953 "Two's Company" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 90 performances
1953 Census indicates 239,000 farmers gave up farming in last 2 years
1953 KSWO TV channel 7 in Lawton, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 Patty Berg wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
1953 WFMJ TV channel 21 in Youngstown, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 Herb McKinley sets mile record of 0:46.8 in Melbourne, Australia
1957 1st performance of David Diamond's 6th Symphony in Boston
1957 Israeli troops leave Egypt; Suez Canal re-opened for minor ships
1957 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1958 Silky Sullivan comes from 40 lengths back to win by 3 at Santa Anita
1958 William Faulkner says US school degenerated to become babysitters
1959 Groucho, Chico & Harpo's final TV appearance together
1959 KUAT TV channel 6 in Tucson, AZ (PBS) begins broadcasting
1959 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
1959 Pro-Egyptian coup fails in Mosul Iraq
1960 "Greenwillow" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 95 performances
1961 Jean Kerr's "Mary, Mary," premieres in NYC
1961 US nuclear submarine Patrick Henry arrives at Scottish naval base of Holy Loch from SC in a record underseas journey of 66 days 22 hrs
1962 Beatles, with Pete Best, TV debut (perform "Dream Baby" on BBC)
1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 Syrian Arab Rep Revolution Day - Military coup in Syria
1964 Malcolm X leaves Black Muslim Movement
1965 First US forces arrive in Vietnam. Oh unhappy day!
1965 First US forces arrive in Vietnam. Oh unhappy day!
1965 1st US combat forces arrive in Vietnam (3,500 Marines)
1966 "Golden Boy" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 569 performances
1966 An IRA bomb destroyed Nelson's Column in Dublin
1966 Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame
1967 New Orleans Saints begin selling season tickets (20,000 sold 1st day)
1968 6 year old Tommy Moore scores hole-in-one in golf (Hagerstown, Md)
1968 Fillmore East opens
1968 Students demonstrate in Warsaw
1969 Marriage of 12 year old Marcella Rosciglione in Palermo
1970 WTCI TV channel 45 in Chattanooga, TN (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 Joe Frazier beats Muhammad Ali in 15, retains heavyweight boxing title
1971 Milwaukee Bucks win their 20th straight NBA game (team record)
1971 Radio Hanoi broadcasts Jimi Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner"
1972 1st airship flown over Britain in 20 years (Europa)
1972 1st flight of the Goodyear blimp
1973 Eisenhower Tunnel, world's highest/US longest, opens
1973 Paul & Linda McCartney are fined 100 for growing cannabis
1973 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1974 Charles the Gaulle Airport opens in Paris
1975 Royal Canadian Mint announces branch opening in Winnipeg Manitoba
1976 Largest observed falling single stony meteorite (Jiling, China)
1976 Largest observed falling single stony meteorite (Jiling, China)
1976 1,774 kg (largest observed) stony meteorite falls in Jilin, China
1977 Henry L Marsh III elected mayor of Richmond
1977 Princess Anne announces she's expecting her 1st child (Peter)
1979 1st extraterrestrial volcano discovered (Jupiter's satellite Io)
1979 5th People's Choice Awards
1979 China withdraws invasion troops from Vietnam
1979 Shuttle Columbia (OV-102) transported 38 miles overland from Palmdale
1980 Greg Chappell 235 & Yallop 172, for 217 stand at Faisalabad
1980 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1981 "Shakespeare's Cabaret" closes at Bijou Theater NYC after 54 perfs
1981 Dennis Lillee ct by Qld 12th man Dennis Lillie in Shield game
1981 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Arizona Copper Golf Classic
1983 House Foreign Affairs Com endorses nuclear weapons freeze with USSR
1983 IBM releases PC DOS version 2.0
1983 Pres Reagan calls the USSR an "Evil Empire"
1985 Ice Dance Championship at Tokyo won by Bestemianova & Bukin (URS)
1986 4 French TV crew members are abducted in west Beirut Lebanon
1986 Japanese probe Suisei passes Halley's Comet at 109,800 km
1986 Martina Navratilova is 1st tennis player to earn $10 million
1987 17th Easter Seal Telethon raises $35,184,425
1987 David Hookes (306*) Wayne Phillips make 462 stand for S Aust
1987 FBI apprehends most wanted Claude L Dallas, Jr in Calif
1987 Jane Geddes wins LPGA GNA/Glendale Federal Golf Classic
1987 Nelli Cooman becomes world champion 60m indoor
1989 "Heidi Chronicles" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 621 performances
1989 Roger Kingdom runs indoor world record 60m hurdles (7.37 secs)
1990 NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 1st victim, Mario Orosco
1991 17th People's Choice Awards: Julia Roberts, Bill Cosby, Pretty Woman
1991 Harry Hamlin & Nicollette Sheridan wed
1991 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1991 Planeloads of US troops arrive home from the Persian Gulf, Iraq hands over 40 foreign journalists & 2 American soldiers it captured
1992 22nd Easter Seal Telethon
1992 Judy Dickinson wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
1993 Katharine Hepburn released from the hospital after exhaustion
1993 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested again on suspicion of murder
1994 20th People's Choice Awards
1994 B737 collides with Ilyushin-86 in New Dehli, at least 8 killed
1994 Defense Department announces smoking ban in workplaces
1994 Train accident at Pinetown, Natal kills 47
1995 -26F (-32.2C) in Bismarck, North Dakota
1995 -44F (-42.2C) in Chosedacharad, Komi-district, on 67N
1995 Costis Stephanopoulos becomes president of Greece
1995 Dutch Liberal Party wins Provincial-National elections

That's All....

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