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Friday, May 11, 2018.



Birthdays


1568 Christian I, ruler of Anhalt-Bernburg (Battle of White Mountain)
1654 Cornelis van Alkemade, Dutch historian
1722 Peter Camper, Leyden Holland, anatomist/professor (Amsterdam)
1731 Johann Gottfried Seyfert, composer
1772 Henri-Jean Rigel, composer
1791 Jan Vaclav Hugo Vorisek, composer
1807 Ira Aldridge, Great 19th century black Shakespearian actor (Othello)
1811 Chang & Eng Bunker, Chinese Siamese twins
1821 [Carlos] Charles John Stolbrand, Brig General (Union volunteers)
1822 J.L.F. Bertrand --1903
1822 J.L.F. Bertrand --1903
1822 J.L.F. Bertrand --1903
1822 J.L.F. Bertrand --1903
1822 J.L.F. Bertrand --1903
1823 Alfred Stevens, Belgian painter
1830 John Converse Starkweather, Brig General (Union volunteers)
1840 Filippo Capocci, composer
1841 Ernst von Possart, German actor/stage manager/reciter
1847 Godefroid Kurth, Belg historian (La cit de Lige au moyen ge)
1852 Charles Warren Fairbanks, (R) 26th US VP (1905-09)
1854 John Blackham, cricketer (Australia's 1st wicketkeeper)
1854 Ottmar Mergenthaler, Hachtel Germany, inventor (linotype)
1855 Anatol Konstantinovich Lyadov, Russian composer (Bewitched Lake)
1858 Carl Hauptmann, writer
1869 Francisco Lacerda, composer
1878 Mr Reyskens, oldest male resident of Netherlands, ever
1881 Jan van Gilse, composer/resistance fighter (Frau Helga von Staveren)
1881 Pascual Rogatis, composer
1882 Joseph Marx, Austrian composer/critic
1888 Irving Berlin, composer.
1888 Irving Berlin, [Isadore Balin], Temum Siberia, composer (White Xmas)
1888 P A J Losecaat Vermeer, leader of Dutch High Council
1888 Irving Berlin, composer.
1891 Henry Morgenthau Jr, US Secretary of Treasury (1934-45)
1892 Margaret Rutherford, England, actress (Murder Most Foul)
1894 Martha Graham
1894 Martha Graham
1894 Martha Graham
1894 Martha Graham
1894 Martha Graham
1894 Anton A Mussert, Dutch nazi leader (NSB)
1894 Florimond Cornellie, Belgium, yachting (Olympic-gold-1920)
1894 Martha Graham, Allegheny Penn, choreographer (Appalachian Spring)
1895 Jan Parandowski, writer
1895 William Grant Still, Woodville Mississippi, composer (Afro-American)
1896 Josip Slavenski, composer
1896 Philippo de Pisis, Italian painter
1897 Izak W van der Merwe, [Boerneef], S Afr writer (Tweetalige Woordeboek)
1901 Mari Sandoz, Nebraska, author (Cheyenne Autumn)
1902 Bid Sayao, Niteroi Brazil, soprano (Mimia-La Bohme)
1902 Kaarlo Sarkia, Finnish poet (Unen Kaivo)
1903 Charlie Gehringer, Detroit Tigers' 2nd baseman (1924-42)
1904 Salvador Dali
1904 Guus Weitzel, Dutch radio-announcer
1904 Salvador Dali, Figueras Spain, surrealist artist (Crucifixion)
1904 Salvador Dali
1905 Marjorie Sykes, peace campaigner
1906 Kent Taylor, [Louis Weiss], Iowa, actor (Boston Blackie, Rough Riders)
1907 Rose Auslnder, writer
1909 Herbert Murrill, composer
1910 Jorge Croner de Vasconcelos, composer
1911 Doodles Weaver, LA Calif, comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers)
1911 Edgar Beck, president (John Mowlem)
1911 Roy James Alfred Kaulback, soldier
1912 Phil Silvers
1912 Phil Silvers
1912 Phil Silvers
1912 Phil Silvers
1912 Phil Silvers
1912 Foster Brooks, Louisville Ky, comedian/actor (Miles-Mork & Mindy)
1912 Phil Silvers, Bkln NY, comedian (Sgt Bilko-Phil Silvers Show)
1913 Clare Grundman, composer
1913 Tutti Camarata, Glen Ridge NJ, orch leader (Vic Damone Show)
1916 Camilo Jos Cela, Spain, author (La Colmena-1951)
1916 C J Cela, writer
1917 Hon Montague Woodhouse, Greek resistance organiser
1918 Richard P Feynman, physicist (Feynman-diagrams/Nobel prize 1965)
1918 Robert Hunt, CEO (Dowty Group)
1920 Beryl Bryden, jazz singer
1920 Denver Pyle, Bethune Colo, actor (Dukes of Hazzard, Tammy, Doris Day)
1921 Ian Percival, QC/MP
1923 Joan Moriarty, Brigadier matron-in-chief/dir (Army Nursing Services)
1923 Lord Gordon "Gordy" White, English industrialist/multi-millionaire
1923 Vincent Gordon Lindsay White, tycoon
1924 Antony Hewish, radio astronomer
1924 Jackie Milburn, English soccer star (Newcastle United)
1925 Rhodes Boyson, MP
1926 Ernest Harrison, CEO (Racal Electronics)
1926 Frank Thring, Melbourne Australia, actor (El Cid, Ben-Hur)
1927 Mort Sahl
1927 Mort Sahl
1927 Mort Sahl
1927 Mort Sahl
1927 Mort Sahl
1927 Justice Hollis
1927 Mort Sahl, Montreal, comedian/political satirist/beatnik (Big Party)
1927 Zilpha Keatly Snyder, US, sci-fi author (Headless Cupid)
1928 Yaacov Agam, Israeli sculptor
1929 Edward Anson, British vice-admiral
1930 M J Hamlin, Principal/Vice-Chancellor (Dundee University)
1930 Stanley L Elkin, Bkln NY, writer/professor (Living End)
1931 Stephen Smalley, rev/dean (Chester)
1932 Henriette Santer, clinical Psychologist
1932 Valentino [Garavani], Milan Italy, fashion designer
1933 Louis Farrakhan
1933 Louis Farrakhan
1933 Louis Farrakhan
1933 Louis Farrakhan
1933 Louis Farrakhan
1933 Louis Farrakhan, minister (black islam nation, million man march)
1934 James M Jeffords, (Rep-R-VT, 1975- )
1935 Doug McClure, Glendale Calif, actor (Checkmate, Virginian, Roots)
1936 Ulrich Berkes, writer
1937 David Allan, cricketer (West Indian wicketkeeper 1962-66)
1938 Carla Bley, [Carla Borg], Oakland, musician (Escalator Over the Hill)
1938 Harvey Sollberger, Cedar Rapids Ia, flutist/composer (2 Oboes Troping)
1939 Milt Pappas, baseball pitcher
1940 Ronald Anthony Pellegrino, composer
1941 Eric Burdon, England, rock vocalist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
1941 Ian Redpath, cricketer (dependable Australian opening batsman 1964-76)
1942 Rachel Billington, British writer
1943 Arnie Satin, rocker
1943 George Edwards, composer
1943 Les Chadwick, bassist (Gerry & Pacemakers-Ferry Crossed the Mersy)
1943 Nancy Greene, Canada, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1968)
1944 John Benaud, cricketer (brother of Richie, Australian bat 1972-73)
1947 Claude "Butch" Hudson Trucks, drummer (Allman Brothers)
1948 Alfred Matt, Austria, slalom (Olympic-bronze-1968)
1949 Joo Botelho, Lamego Portugal, director (Trafico, Hard Times)
1950 Dane Iorg, baseball player (Philles, Cards)
1950 Jeremy Paxman, broadcaster
1951 Mike Sleman, rugby player
1952 Darrow Igus, Newark NJ, comedian (Fridays, Roll Out)
1953 Boyd Gaines, Atlanta Ga, actor (Mark-One Day at a Time, Sure Thing)
1954 Edgar Riley Jr, rocker (Axe K)
1954 Judith Weir, composer
1955 Jos Haagmans, Dutch singer (Frank Boeijen Group)
1955 Mark Herndon, Springfield Mass, country drummer (Alabama-Take Me Down)
1957 Luca Urbani, Rome Italy, MD/astronaut (STS 78-alt)
1958 Peter Antonie, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1958 Walt Terrell, baseball player
1959 Martha Quinn, Albany NY, MTV VJ (Tracey-Bradys)
1960 Jrgen Schult, German FR, discus thrower (world record 1986)
1961 Cecile Licad, Manila Philippines, pianist (Leventritt Award-1981)
1961 Diana Lee[-Hsu], Seattle Wa, playmate (May, 1988)
1962 Steve Bono, NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs, GB Packers-Superbowl 31)
1963 Natasha Richardson
1963 Natasha Richardson
1963 Natasha Richardson
1963 Natasha Richardson
1963 Natasha Richardson
1963 Blair Piercy, Vancouver, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Cordova Bay Open)
1963 Mark Breland, Bkln NY, welterweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1984)
1963 Natasha Richardson, London England, actress (Gothic, Handmaid's Tale)
1964 Bobby Witt, Arlington VA, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
1964 Drew Story, San Clemente Calif, canoe (alt-Olympics-96)
1964 Floyd Youmans, baseball pitcher (Expos)
1964 Jeff Sellers, baseball pitcher (Red Sox)
1964 John Parrott, snooker player
1964 Katie Wagner, daughter of Robert Wagner/model/guest VJ (MTV)
1966 Chris Mohr, NFL punter (Buffalo Bills)
1966 Trenidad Hubbard, Chicago IL, outfielder (Colorado Rockies)
1967 Eric Young, New Brunswick NJ, infielder (Colorado Rockies)
1967 Jamie Brayshaw, cricketer (son of Ian WA & SA right-handed batsman)
1967 Kenneth Gould, Chic Ill, Welterweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1988)
1969 Amy Legacki, Terrytown NY, 10k runner
1970 Dean Capobianco, Australian 200m/400m (Olympics-92, 96)
1970 Michael Joubert, Australian 400m/800m (Olympics-96)
1971 Corey Fuller, NFL cornerback (Minn Vikings)
1971 Yo Murphy, WLAF receiver (Scottish Claymores)
1972 Andrew Bonhomme, Melbourne VIC, Australasia golfer
1972 Hicham El-Mashtoub, NFL center (Houston Oilers)
1972 Stefen Reid, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
1973 Dean Pullar, Cobram Victoria Australia, diver (Olympics-96)
1973 Michelle Venturella, US softball infielder (Olympics-gold-96)
1973 Patrick Sapp, NFL offensive linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
1974 Roger Juffing, soccer player (Fortuna Sittard
1980 Matthew Lawrence, Phila, actor (Dynasty, Matthew-Brotherly Love)
1981 Austin O'Brien, actor (Apollo 13, My Girl 2, Lawnmower Man)
1982 Jonathan Jackson, Orlando Fla, actor (Lucky-General Hospital)

Events


330 Constantinople (Byzantium) becomes capital of Roman Empire
1189 Emperor Frederik I Barbarossa & 100,000 crusaders depart Regensburg
1330 Constantinople (Istanbul) becomes new capital by Roman Emperor Constantine for Eastern Roman Empire
1421 Jews are expelled from Styria Austria
1502 Columbus begins 4th & last trip to "Indies"
1548 -12] Great fire in Brielle
1625 -12] Boers besiege Frankenburg estate in Upper-Austria
1674 Netherlands & Cologne sign peace treaty
1678 French adm Jean d'Estres' fleet runs aground on Aves-islands, Curaao
1689 Battle of Bantry Bay, French & English naval battle
1690 English troops of W Phips conquer Port Royal Nova Scotia
1745 Battle of Fontenoy (Doornik): Austrian Succession war
1749 British parliament accept Consolidation Act: fleet reorganization
1751 1st US hospital founded (Pennsylvania Hospital)
1752 1st US fire insurance policy is issued, in Philadelphia.
1752 1st US fire insurance policy is issued, in Philadelphia.
1752 1st US fire insurance policy issued (Philadelphia)
1772 Amsterdam theater destroyed by fire, 18 killed
1784 England & Tippu Sahib van Mysore sign peace treaty
1792 Columbia River discovered & named by US Capt Robert Gray
1812 Waltz introduced into English ballrooms. Most observers consider it disgusting & immoral. No wonder it caught on!
1814 Americans defeat British at Battle of Plattsburgh
1816 American Bible Society forms (NY)
1818 Cincinnati Reds Hod Eller no-hits St Louis Cards, 6-0
1833 "Lady-of-the-Lake" strikes iceberg & sinks in N Atlantic; kills 215
1850 Work starts on 1st brick building in SF
1858 Minnesota admitted as 32nd US state
1862 Confederates scuttle CSS Virginia off Norfolk, VA
1864 Battle of Yellow Tavern, VA (Sheridan's Raid, South Anna Bridge)
1864 Gen J E B Stuart is mortally wounded at Yellow Tavern
1865 Jeff Thompson surrenders
1867 Treaty of London drawn, concerning Luxembourg
1875 George "Charmer" Zettlein pitches the 1st 9 inning shutout
1881 Bedrich Smetana's opera "Libusa," premieres in Prague
1887 13th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Lewis aboard Montrose wins in 2:39
1888 16th Preakness: F Littlefield aboard Refund wins in 2:49
1892 18th Kentucky Derby: Lonnie Clayton aboard Azra wins in 2:41
1893 Henri Desgrange establishes 1st bicycle-world record (35.325 km)
1894 American RR Union strikes Pullman Sleeping Car Co
1897 Wash Senator catcher Charlie Farrell throws out 8 attempted stealers
1900 James J Jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 23 for heavywgt boxing title
1904 Andrew Carnegie donates $1.5M to build a peace palace
1907 Bank of SF incorporated
1910 Montana's Glacier National Park forms
1912 38th Kentucky Derby: Carol H Shilling aboard Worth wins in 2:09.4
1916 Einstein's Theory of General Relativity presented
1917 Britain grants Royal Letters Patent to New Zealand
1918 44th Kentucky Derby: William Knapp on Exterminator wins in 2:10.8
1919 Yanks' Jack Quinn & Senators' Walter Johnson, 12 inning 0-0 tie
1921 Tel Aviv is 1st all Jewish municipality
1923 10 HRs hit in Phillies 20-14 victory over St Louis Cards
1924 Cartel des Gauches wins French parliamentary election
1924 Pulitzer Prize awarded to Robert Frost (New Hampshire)
1925 Communist Party of Holland splits
1925 Kara-Kalpak Autonomous Region constituted in RSFSR
1926 Airship Norge leaves Spitsbergen for 1st air crossing of Arctic O
1927 Belgium beats England 9-1 in soccer
1927 Louis B Mayer forms Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
1928 54th Kentucky Derby: Chick Lang aboard Reigh Count wins in 2:10.4
1928 54th Preakness: Raymond Sonny Workman aboard Victorian wins in 2:00.2
1928 63rd British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Royal St George's
1928 General Electric opens 1st TV-station (Schenectady, NY)
1929 1st regularly scheduled TV broadcasts (3 nights per week).
1929 1st regularly scheduled TV broadcasts (3 nights per week).
1929 1st regularly scheduled TV broadcasts (3 nights per week)
1929 Dr Annie Webb Blanton forms Delta Kappa Gamma Society in Austin Tx
1931 Credit-Anstalt, Austria's largest bank, fails beginning financial collapse of Central Europe
1935 61st Preakness: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 1:58.4
1940 66th Preakness: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 1:58.6
1940 NY World's Fair reopens
1941 1st Messerschmidt 109F shot down above England
1942 Japanese troops conquer Kalewa
1943 Hermann Goering-division in Tunisia surrenders
1943 US 7th div lands on Attu, Aleutian, (1st US territory recaptured)
1944 Opposition group surprise attack post office Washer
1944 Slomp Resistance fighter (Frits de Zwerver) freed from Arnhem prison
1945 US marines conquer Awatsha Draw Okinawa
1946 1st night game at Boston Braves Field (Giants 5, Braves 1)
1946 72nd Preakness: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:01.4
1947 BF Goodrich announced the development of tubeless tire (Akron Ohio)
1947 Laos accepts constitution for parliamentary democracy
1948 Haganah takes control of Safed & port of Haifa
1948 Luigi Einaudi elected president of Italy
1949 1st Polaroid camera sold $89.95 (NYC)
1949 By a vote of 37-12, Israel becomes 59th member of UN
1949 Siam renames itself Thailand
1950 Belgium mine disaster at Borinage, 39 die
1950 Eugne Ionesco's "La Cantatrice Chauve," premieres in Paris
1951 Jay Forrester patents computer core memory.
1951 Jay Forrester patents computer core memory.
1951 Jay Forrester patents computer core memory
1953 Tornado kills 114 in Waco Texas ($39M damage)
1953 Winston Churchill criticizes John Foster Dulles domino theory
1955 Israel attacks Gaza
1956 Pinky Lee Show, last airs on NBC-TV
1957 Gabriel Paris forms govt of Colombia
1958 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open
1958 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1958 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
1959 "Kookie, Kookie Lend Me Your Comb" by Byrnes & Connie Stevens hits #4
1959 Elvis Presley's 1st entry on UK charts with "Heartbreak Hotel"
1959 Rodgers & Barer's musical "Once upon a mattress," premieres in NYC
1959 Yankee catcher Yogi Berra's errorless streak of 148 games ends
1960 French liner "France" launched
1960 Israeli soldiers capture Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires
1962 Antonio Segni becomes president of Italy
1962 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1962 US sends troops to Thailand
1963 "Puff (The Magic Dragon)" by Peter, Paul & Mary hits #2
1963 LA Dodger Sandy Koufax 2nd no-hitter beats NY Giants, 8-0
1963 Racial bomb attacks in Birmingham Alabama
1965 "Flora, the Red Menace" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 87 performances
1965 1st of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (India)
1965 Bangladesh windstorm kills 17,000
1965 Ellis Island added to Statue of Liberty National monument
1965 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1965 West Indies becomes 1st holders of the Frank Worrell Cricket Trophy
1966 Real Madrid wins 11th Europe Cup I
1967 "Sing, Israel Sing" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 14 perfs
1967 100,000,000th US phone connected
1967 Great Britain, Ireland & Denmark apply for EG membership
1968 Richard Harris releases "MacArthur Park"
1968 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep St Louis Blues in 4 games
1968 Students & police battle in Paris, 100s injured
1969 Carol Mann wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1969 Monty Python comedy troupe forms
1970 Sammy Davis Jr weds Altovise
1971 Cleveland's Steve Dunning becomes last AL pitcher to hit grand slam
1972 Giants trade Willie Mays to Mets for pitcher Charlie Williams & cash
1972 John Lennon says his phone is tapped by FBI on Dick Cavett Show
1972 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins beat NY Rangers, 4 games to 2
1972 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 Dutch govt of Uyl forms
1974 "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" by Frank Sinatra hits #83
1974 "Tubular Bells" by Mike Oldfield hits #7
1974 Steely Dan releases "Rikki Don't Lose that Number"
1975 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic
1975 Flyers 1-Isles 2-Semifinals-Series tied at 3 games
1975 Israel signs an agreement with European Economic Market
1976 Emmy 3rd Daytime Award presentation
1976 Last broadcast of "Marcus Welby, MD" on ABC-TV
1977 Hamburger SV wins 17th soccer Europe Cup II
1977 Ted Turner manages an Atlanta Braves game
1978 Margaret A Brewer is 1st female general in the US Marine Corps
1980 Pam Higgins wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament
1980 Pete Rose, 39, steals second, third, & home in one inning for Phillies
1981 Andrew Lloyd Webber/TS Eliot's musical "Cats," premieres in London
1981 Kim Carnes' "Bette Davis Eyes" hits #1, stay there 9 weeks
1982 Canucks 4-Isles 6-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 2-0 lead
1983 "Dance a Little Closer" opens & closes at Minskoff Theater NYC
1983 Aberdeen wins 23rd Europe Cup II
1983 Comet C/1983 H1 (IRAS-Araki-Alcock) approaches 0.0312 AUs of Earth
1984 Johan Cruijff quits soccer
1984 Tigers set best 30 game start record (26-4)
1984 Transit of Earth as seen on Mars
1985 40 die & 150 injured in fire at Bradford City football ground
1985 Booby trap bomb kills 86 people in India
1985 Madonna's "Crazy For You," single goes #1
1985 Pope John Paul II arrives in Netherlands
1985 Soccer stadium in Bradford England catches fire; 53 die
1985 Dave Concepcion becomes 4th Cin Red teammate to get 2,000 hits, others include Pete Rose, Tony Perez & Cesar Cedeno
1986 Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
1987 1st heart-lung transplant take place (Baltimore)
1987 Corazon Aquino is elected president in the Philippines
1988 France performs nuclear test
1988 KV Mechelen wins 28th Europe Cup II
1988 Mario Andretti records fastest Indianapolis 500 lap (221.565 mph)
1989 217th & final episode of "Dynasty" is aired
1989 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1989 Kenya announces worldwide ban on ivory to preserve its elephant herds
1989 President Bush orders nearly 2,000 troops to Panama
1990 NY Yankees trade Dave Winfield to Angels for Mike Witt
1993 28th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins
1993 Paramaribo Suriname TV studio destroyed by fire
1994 "Grease," opens at Eugene O' Neill Theater NYC for 1,503 performances
1994 "Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult," released in France
1994 6 white racists sentenced to death in South Africa
1994 Inter Milan wins 23rd UEFA Cup
1996 Florida Marlin Al Leiter no hits Colo Rockies, 11-0
1996 Valujet DC-9 crashes in Miami, 109 die
1997 "Play On!" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 61 performances
1997 NY Mets C Everett & Butch Huskey are 9th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
1997 Paine Webber Senior Golf Invitational
1997 Sara Lee LPGA Classic
1997 Scott McCarron wins Bellsouth Golf Classic
1997 Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Sara Lee Classic

That's All....

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