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Monday, April 2, 2018.



Birthdays


742 Emperor Charlemagne
742 Emperor Charlemagne
742 Charlemagne, 1st Holy Roman emperor (800-14)
1602 Maria de Jesus de Agreda, [Maria Coronel], Spanish franciscan
1618 Francesco M Grimaldi, mathematician/physicist (light defraction)
1628 Constantin Christian Dedekind, composer
1632 Georg Caspar Weckler, composer
1711 Jan Punt, Dutch engraver/illustrator/actor (Gideonschool)
1713 Onno Zwier van Haren, Frisian poet (Fatherland)
1725 Casanova, writer
1728 Franz Asplmayr, composer
1733 Giacomo Tritto, composer
1735 Christian Gotthilf Tag, composer
1735 Franz Volrath Buttstett, composer
1740 Armand-Gaston Camus, French CEO (Council of 500)
1763 Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari, composer
1798 H v Fallersleben, writer
1803 Franz Paul Lachner, composer
1805 Hans Christian Andersen
1805 Hans Christian Andersen
1805 Hans Christian Andersen
1805 Hans Christian Andersen
1805 Hans Christian Andersen
1805 Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark, author of 150 fairy tales
1806 Giacomo Antonelli, Italian cardinal/asst sec of state for Pius IX
1814 Henry Lewis "Old Rock" Benning, Brig General (Confederate Army
1817 Teodulo Mabellini, composer
1826 Philip Dale Roddey, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1897
1827 William Holdman Hunt, English painter (Light of the World)
1833 Thomas Howard Ruger, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1834 Frédéric-Auguste Bertholdi, France, sculptor (Statue of Liberty)
1840 Émile Zola, France, novelist (Nana, J'Accuse)
1841 Clément Ader, French engineer
1862 Nicholas Murray Butler, US, Columbia U pres/pacifist (Nobel 1931)
1863 Henry C Van de Velde, Flemish painter/architect (Art Nouveau)
1868 Eduard Jacobs, singer/pianist (Dutch cabaret)
1875 Walter Chrysler, founded a car company.
1875 Walter Chrysler, founded a car company.
1875 Walter Chrysler, founded car company (Chrysler)
1877 Arnold Schering, German musicologist (Humor, Heldentum, Tragik)
1891 Max Ernst, Germany, painter/sculptor (founded surrealism)
1894 Rudolph P Cleveringa, Dutch anti-nazi lawyer
1894 Walter Mittelholzer, Swiss aviation pioneer (Swiss Air)
1900 Heinrich Besseler, German musicologist
1901 Anis Fuleihan, composer
1902 Danilo Svara, composer
1905 Edmond Jouhaud, general
1905 Kurt Adler, therapist/writer
1905 Serge Lifar, Kiev, dancer, choreographer (Paris Opéra Ballet)
1908 Buddy Ebsen
1908 Buddy Ebsen
1908 Buddy Ebsen
1908 Buddy Ebsen
1908 Buddy Ebsen
1908 Buddy Ebsen, Belleville Il, actor (Beverly Hillbillies, Barnaby Jones)
1909 Jean Kurt Forest, composer
1910 Arnie Herber, NFL QB (Green Bay Packers, NY Giants)
1910 Irene Mayer Selznick, producer (Street Car Named Desire)
1910 Joeri German, Russian writer
1911 Charles "Honi" Coles, tap dancer (Tap)
1914 Alec Guinness
1914 Alec Guinness
1914 Alec Guinness
1914 Sir Alec Guiness, thespian
1914 Alec Guinness
1914 Sir Alec Guiness, thespian
1914 Alec Guinness
1914 Alec Guinness, London England, British actor (Bridge on River Kwai)
1915 Antony Dornhorst, professor of medicine
1915 Arthur Ballard, artist
1917 Dabbs Greer, Fairview Mo, actor (Gunsmoke, Little House on Prairie)
1917 Lou Monte, NJ, singer (Peppino the Italian Mouse)
1919 Antoon J Hubben, Dutch mayor (Maasbree)/trade union leader
1919 Ian Hunter, impresario
1920 Jack Webb, "Just the facts ma'am."
1920 Jack Webb, "Just the facts ma'am."
1920 Jack Webb, Santa Monica Calif, actor (Joe Friday-Dragnet)
1920 Lambertus MJU van Straaten, geologist (Waddenzee, Rhône-delta)
1922 Nikolaj G Bassov, Russia, atomic physicist (laser, Nobel 1964)
1923 Hugh Overton, British diplomat
1923 Jacob "Jaap" Firet, Dutch theologist (Agogisch Moment)
1924 Doris Day, girl next door
1924 Doris Day, girl next door
1924 Denis Rooke, CEO (British Gas)
1925 George MacDonald Fraser, poet/author (Flashman at the Charge)
1926 Elena Verdugo, Hollywood Calif, actress (Consuelo-Marcus Welby MD)
1926 Michael Rizzello, sculpter/coin designer
1927 Billy Pierce, pitcher (Chicago White Sox) seven time all star
1928 Joseph "Cardinal" Bernardin, of Chicago
1928 Rita Gam, Pittsburgh, actress (Distortions, Hannibal, Sierra Baron)
1928 Serge Gainsbourg, [Ginsburg], Russian/French singer (Ford Mustang)
1929 Catherine Gaskin, romantic novelist (Fiona, Coporation Wife)
1929 Frans H J J Andriessen, Dutch MP (KVP/CDA)
1930 Girolamo Arriego, composer
1930 W Hambleden Smith, English newspaper magnate
1931 Imre Olsvai, composer
1932 Mahmood Hussain, Pakistani cricket swing bowler (68 wkts in 27 Tests)
1934 Brian Glover, actor (McGuffin)
1934 Christopher France, British permanent secretary (Dept of Health)
1934 Diane Cilento, Rabaul,, actress (Hombre, Tom Jones, Wicker Man)
1934 Peter Middleton, British permanent secretary (Treasury)
1935 Sharon Acker, Toronto Canada, actress (Della Street-Perry Mason 1973)
1936 Jack Brabham, Australian race car driver (world champ 1966)
1937 Paul E Kanjorski, (Rep-D-PA, 1985- )
1939 Marvin Gaye
1939 Marvin Gaye
1939 Marvin Gaye
1939 Marvin Gaye
1939 Marvin Gaye
1939 Marvin P Gaye Jr, Wash DC, singer (Sexual Healing)
1940 Penelope Keith, British actress (Norman Conquests, Priest of Love)
1940 Peter Haining, writer/editor (Anatomy of Witchcraft)
1941 Leon Russell, Lawton KS, pianist/singer (Carny)
1942 Graham Bright, private sec to British PM
1943 Glen Dale, [Richard Garforth], rock vocalist (Fortunes Deal)
1943 Larry Coryell, Galveston Tx, jazz guitarist (11th House)
1945 Linda Hunt
1945 Linda Hunt
1945 Linda Hunt
1945 Linda Hunt
1945 Linda Hunt
1945 Don Sutton, baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers)
1945 Linda Hunt, Morristown NJ, actress (Bostonians, Eleni, Silverado)
1945 Lord Skelmersdale, British minister (C)
1946 Kurt Winter, rocker (Guess Who)
1946 Lynda Carr, educationist
1946 Richard Collinge, cricketer (NZ rec wicket-taker (116) before Hadlee)
1947 Emmylou Harris
1947 Emmylou Harris
1947 Emmylou Harris
1947 Emmylou Harris
1947 Emmylou Harris
1947 Camille Paglia, Endicott NY, actress (Female Misbehavior, It's Pat)
1947 Emmylou Harris, Birmingham Alabama, country singer (Together Again)
1948 Eleanor Margaret Burbridge, astronomer/educator
1948 Joan [Carol] D[ennison] Vinge, US, sci-fi author (2 Hugos, Dune)
1948 Kerry Minnear, rocker (Gentle Giant)
1948 Marlene Floyd, LPGA golfer
1949 Pamela Reed, Tacoma WA, actress (Grand, Kindergarten Cop, Home Court)
1949 Paul Gambaccini, British disc jockey
1951 Ayako Okamoto, Hiroshima Japan, LPGA golfer (1990 Sara Lee)
1952 Dana Carvey, comedian (SNL, Wayne's World)
1952 Dan Halldorson, Winnipeg, Canadian Tour golfer (1985 World Cup)
1952 Joseph Kent Massey, Oklahoma City OK, soling yachter (Oly-bronze-1996)
1952 Leon Wilkerson, rocker (Lynard Skynard)
1953 David Robinson, drummer (Cars)
1953 Debralee Scott, Elizabeth NJ, actress (Cathy-Mary Hartman, Angie)
1954 Ron "Horshack" Palillo
1954 Ron "Horshack" Palillo
1954 Ron "Horshack" Palillo
1954 Ron "Horshack" Palillo
1954 Ron "Horshack" Palillo
1954 Ron Palillo, Ct, actor (Arnold Horshack-Welcome Back Kotter)
1955 Dana Carvey, Saturday Night Live actor
1955 Dana Carvey, Saturday Night Live actor
1955 Dana Carvey, Saturday Night Live actor
1955 Dana Carvey, Saturday Night Live actor
1955 Dana Carvey, Saturday Night Live actor
1955 Dana Carvey, comedian (SNL, Wayne's World)
1956 Farrukh Zaman, lefty cricket spinner (bowled 10 overs Pak v NZ 1976)
1959 Adrian Meagher, Australian baseball pitching coach (Olympics-1996)
1959 Brian Goodell, US, 400m/1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-2 gold-1976)
1959 Carmen Ayala-Troncoso, NYC, 5K runner
1959 Dean Townson, St Petersburg Fla, singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake)
1959 Gelindo Bordin, Italian marathon runner (Olympic-gold-1988)
1959 Ken Macleay, cricketer (at Bedford-on-Avon Aussie ODI medium pacer)
1959 Victoria Jackson, Miami Florida, comedian (SNL, Casual Sex)
1960 Linford Christie, St Andrews Jamaica, 4x100m runner (Oly-gold 1992
1961 Cindy Mackey, Athens GA, LPGA golfer (1986 MasterCard Intl Pro-Am)
1961 Gijs Steinmann, Dutch soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
1961 Keren Jane Woodward, Bristol England, rock vocalist (Bananarama-Venus)
1962 Alex Tripolski, Israel, Men's Shooting 50M air pistol (Oly-16th-1996)
1962 Billy Dean, Quincy Fla, country singer (Billy the Kid)
1962 Bruce Kozerski, NFL tackle/guard (Cin Bengals)
1963 Dermot Reeve, cricketer (in Hong Kong England all-rounder 1992)
1964 Pete Incaviglia, Pebble Beach CA, outfielder (Phila Phillies)
1965 Rodney King, Sacramento Calif, black motorist beaten by LA cops
1966 Andrei Kovalev, NHL forward (Belarus, Olympics-98)
1966 Bill Romanowski, NFL linebacker (Eagles, Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1966 Willie Green, NFL wide reciever (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1969 Yj Nagata, [Yuji], wrestler (NJPW)
1970 Jerry Reynolds, NFL guard/tackle (NY Giants)
1970 Jon Lieber, Council Bluffs IA, pitcher (Pitts Pirates)
1970 Marcus Christensen, Toronto Ontario, figure skater (1995 Canadian-2nd)
1970 Tammi Reiss, WNBA guard (Utah Starzz)
1971 James Ransom, Toronto Ontario, Epee fencer (Olympics-96)
1971 Jenny Craig, Miss Georgia USA (1996)
1971 Todd Woodbridge, Sydney Australia, tennis star ('95 doubles Wimbledon)
1972 Graham Hood, Winnipeg Manitoba, 1.5k runner (Olympics-9-92, 96)
1975 Deedee Magno, rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why)

Events


International Children's Book Day
International Children's Book Day
999 Gerbert of Aurillac elected as 1st French Pope
1416 Alfonso V succeeds his father as king of Aragón
1513 Florida discovered, claimed for Spain by Ponce de León
1513 Florida discovered, claimed for Spain by Ponce de León
1513 Florida discovered, claimed for Spain by Ponce de León
1550 Jews are expelled from Genoa Italy
1559 England/France signs 1st Treaty of Le Cateau-Cambrésis
1559 Genoa Italy, expels Jews
1590 States-General appoints earl Mauritius, viceroy of Utrecht
1595 Cornelis de Houtman's ships depart to Asia through Cape of Good Hope
1645 Robert Devereux resigns as parliament supreme commander
1745 Austria & Bavaria sign peace
1792 Congress establishes Coin denominations and authorizes US Mint
1792 Congress establishes Coin denominations and authorizes US Mint
1792 Congress establishes Philadelphia mint
1792 US authorizes $10 Eagle, $5 half-Eagle & 2.50 quarter-Eagle gold coins & silver dollar, ź dollar, quarter, dime & half-dime
1800 1st performance of Ludwig von Beethoven's 1st Symphony in C
1819 1st successful agricultural journal ("American Farmer") begins
1827 Joseph Dixon begins manufacturing lead pencils
1845 H L Fizeau & J Leon Foucault take 1st photo of Sun
1860 1st Italian Parliament met at Turin
1863 Bread revolt in Richmond Virginia
1864 Skirmish at Crump's Hill (Piney Woods), Louisiana
1864 Skirmish at Spoonville/Antoine, Arkansas
1865 Battle of Petersburg, VA (Ft Gregg, Sutherland's Station)
1865 CSA Pres Jefferson Davis flees Confederate capital of Richmond, VA
1865 Battle of Ft Blakely AL & Selma AL
1866 Pres Johnson ends war in Ala, Ark, Fla, Ga, Miss, La, NC, SC, Tn & Va
1870 Victoria Woodhull is 1st woman to be nominated for US pres
1872 George B Brayton patents gasoline powered engine
1876 Philadelphia A's & Boston Red Caps play 1st NL game, in Phila
1877 1st Easter egg roll held on White House lawn
1878 1st issue of Rotterdam's Newspaper
1883 Battle at Bamako: French assault on Fabous arm forces attack
1884 London prison for debtors closed
1900 1st edition of The Volk published (Amsterdam)
1902 1st motion picture theater opens (LA)
1902 Country singer Wynonna Judd's 1st appearance as a single act
1902 Soccer team MVV '02 forms in Maastricht
1905 Cairo-Capetown railway opens
1906 South Africa complete a 4-1 series drubbing of England
1908 Mills Committee declares baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday
1912 Sun Yet Sen forms Guomindang-Party in China
1912 Titanic undergoes sea trials under its own power
1916 German troops overtake Bois de Caillette
1917 Jeannette Rankin becomes 1st women member of US House of Reps
1917 Pres Wilson asks Congress to declare war against Germany
1921 Prof Albert Einstein lectures in NYC on his new theory of relativity
1926 Riots between Moslems & Hindus in Calcutta
1930 1st NY-Bermuda airplane flight lands in Bermuda
1931 Teenage girl strikes out Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig in an exhibition game in Chattanooga, Tennessee
1932 Charles Lindbergh turns over $50,000 as ransom for kidnapped son
1935 Watson Watt granted a patent for RADAR.
1935 Watson Watt granted a patent for RADAR.
1935 Mary Hirsch, becomes 1st woman licensed as a horse trainer
1935 Sir Watson-Watt patents RADAR
1939 6th Golf Masters Championship: Ralph Guldahl wins, shooting a 279
1941 German occupier disallows Dutch scouting assn
1941 USS Hornet with Jimmy Doolittles B-25 departs from SF
1944 CPI-leader Palmiro Togliatti returns to Italy
1944 Dmitri Shostakovitch' 8th Symphony, premieres in NY
1944 Soviet Army marches into pro-German Romania
1945 1st US units reach east coast of Okinawa
1947 Carlo Terron's "Il diamente del profeta," premieres in Rome
1950 WTAR (now WTKR) TV channel 3 in Norfolk, VA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1953 Watson and Crick publish discovery of deoxyribonucleic acid, DNA.
1953 Watson and Crick publish discovery of deoxyribonucleic acid, DNA.
1953 Watson and Crick publish discovery of deoxyribonucleic acid, DNA.
1953 Watson and Crick publish discovery of deoxyribonucleic acid, DNA.
1953 Watson and Crick publish discovery of deoxyribonucleic acid, DNA.
1953 Raab forms his 1st government in Austria
1954 Plans to build Disneyland 1st announced [see Jan 26]
1955 US female Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
1955 US male Figure Skating championship won by Hayes A Jenkins
1955 Pancho Gonzales retains tennis title by winning a tournament playing under table tennis rules
1956 Peter Ustinovs' "Romanoff & Juliet," premieres in Manchester
1956 Soap operas "As the World Turns" & "Edge of Night" premieres on TV
1958 NACA renamed NASA
1958 NACA renamed NASA
1958 Antillean Brewery (Amstel beer) opens
1958 National Advisory Council on Aeronautics renamed NASA
1958 Wind speed reaches 450 kph in tornado, Wichita Falls, TX (record)
1960 Cuba buys oil from USSR
1960 KPEC TV channel 56 in Lakewood Center-Tacoma, WA (PBS) 1st broadcast
1963 Explorer 17 attains Earth orbit (254/914 km)
1963 USSR launches Luna 4; missed Moon by 8,500 km
1964 Josef Klaus succeeds Alfons Gorbach as chancellor of Austria
1964 Military coup in Brazil by Gen Castello Branco, Pres Goulart ousted
1964 USSR launches Zond 1 to Venus; no data returned
1965 Hochhuths play "Stellvertreter" banned in Italy
1966 Soviet Union's Luna 10 becomes 1st spacecraft to orbit Moon
1966 WJET TV channel 24 in Erie, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1967 Actress Lynn Redgrave marries John Clark
1967 Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational
1968 Beatles form Python Music Ltd
1968 Chad creates Union of Central African States
1968 Senator E Mccarthy wins Democratic primaries in Wisconsin
1969 Milwaukee Bucks sign (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor)
1970 Meghalaya becomes autonomous state within India's Assam state
1970 Qatar gains independence from Britain
1970 2 men begin ascent of south face of Annapurna I, highest final stage in a wall climb in world
1971 Sci-fi soap opera "Dark Shadows" concludes an almost 5 year run
1972 Apollo 16's Young and Duke land on the moon and hot-rod with the Boeing Lunar Rover #2
1972 Apollo 16's Young and Duke land on the moon and hot-rod with the Boeing Lunar Rover #2
1972 44th Academy Awards - "French Connection," G Hackman & Jane Fonda win
1972 Prime Minister Begin visits Cairo
1972 Tennessee Williams' "Small Craft Warnings," premieres in NYC
1973 CBS radio begins on hour news 24 hours a day
1973 Ed Kemper stuffs mother's throat in disposal
1973 ITT pleads guilty to asking CIA to affect Chilean pres election
1974 46th Academy Awards - "Stng," Glenda Jackson & Jack Lemmon win
1974 Arganat Comm publishes report concerning Yom Kippur War
1974 Tony Greig takes 8-86 v WI Port-of-Spain (later 5-70 in 2nd inn)
1976 Cambodia Khieu Sampan succeeds prince Sihanouk as premier
1976 Portuguese constitution assumed
1976 A's trade prospective free agents Reggie Jackson & Ken Holtzman, to Orioles for Don Baylor, Mike Torrez & Paul Mitchell
1977 Fleetwood Mac's "Rumors," album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks
1977 Mont Canadiens set NHL record of 34 straight home games without a lose
1978 7th Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Sandra Post
1978 Basil Williams scores 100 on Test Cricket debut, v Aust Georgetown
1978 TV show "Dallas" premieres on CBS (as a 5 week mini-series)
1978 Velcro was 1st put on the market
1979 Israeli PM Menachem Begin visits Cairo Egypt/meets pres Sadat
1980 Wayne Gretzky becomes 1st teenager to score 50 goals in a season
1981 Belgium's 4th govt of Martens resigns
1981 Heavy battle between Christian militia & Syrian army in East Lebanon
1982 Argentina seizes Malvinas (Falklands) Islands
1982 In exhibition game A's pitcher Steve McCatty comes to bat using a 15" toy bat (under Billy Martins orders), protesting disallowing of DH
1982 Several thousand Argentine troops seized disputed Falkland Islands
1984 46th NCAA Mens Basketball Championship: Georgetown beats Houston 84-75
1985 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986 4 US passengers killed by bomb at TWA counter Athens Airport Greece
1986 George Corley Wallace (Gov-D-Ala) announces retirement plans
1986 NCAA adopts 3-point basketball rule (19 feet 9 inch distance)
1987 "Mikado" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 46 performances
1987 Doc Gooden undergoes cocaine rehabilitation
1987 IBM introduces PS/2 & OS/2
1988 Simply Majestic sets horse racing's 1-1/8 mile record at 1:45
1988 Test Cricket debut of Curtly Ambrose, WI v Pakistan, Georgetown
1989 18th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Juli Inkster
1989 8th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Auburn 76-60
1989 Wrestlemania V at Trump Plaza, Hulk Hogan beats "Macho Man" Savage
1989 Yanks beat Mets 4-0, sweeping 1989 mayor's trophy series in 2 games
1990 52nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Nevada-LV beats Duke 103-73
1991 Rotterdam Daily Newspaper begins publishing
1992 "Hamlet" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
1992 Edith Cresson, France's 1st female premier, resigns
1992 John Gotti found guilty in death of Paul Castallanos
1992 Space Shuttle STS-45 (Atlantis 11) lands
1993 1st test flight of Fokker 70 (Amsterdam)
1993 Venezuelan DC-10 crashes at Margarita, killing 10
1994 1st exhibition game played at Jacobs Field, Pirates beat Indians, 6-4
1995 14th NCAA Women's Basketball Champion: U of Ct Huskies beats TN 70-64
1995 7th Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus
1995 Baseball season opener delayed until April 26
1995 NY Police Dept & NY Transit Police merge into one organization
1995 North & Western Colorado begins using new area code 970
1995 Owners accept baseball players proposal, agree to start season 4/26
1995 Sunday NY Times raises price from $2.00 to $2.50
1995 Wrestlemania XI in Conn-Lawrence Taylor defeats Bam Bam Bigelow
1996 Tigers slugger Cecil Fielder steals 1st base in 1,097th career game
1996 Sri Lanka 9-349 in 50 overs beat Pakistan 315 all out, Singapore Jayasuriya hits ton in 48 balls, world ODI record at Singapore
1997 "Doll's House," opens at Belasco Theater NYC
1998 World Mens Figure Skating Championship in Minn
2000 19th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at Corel State Spectrum
2001 63rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at Metrodome Minneapolis

That's All....

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