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Wednesday, May 2, 2018.



Birthdays


1551 William Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales)
1588 E. Pascal --1651
1588 E. Pascal --1651
1588 E. Pascal --1651
1588 E. Pascal --1651
1588 E. Pascal --1651
1601 Athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit/inventor (magic lantern)
1660 Pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti, Palermo Italy, composer (Tigrane)
1729 Catherine II, the Great, empress of Russia (1762-96)
1729 Florian Johann Deller, composer
1740 Elias Boudinot, lawyer/patriot, found Amer Biblical Society
1752 Ludwig August Lebrun, composer
1754 Vicente Martin y Soler, composer
1768 Jean-Louis M Alibert, French dermatologist
1772 Novalis, writer
1779 John Galt, Scotland, novelist (Ayrshire Legatees, Lawrie Todd)
1810 Hans Christian Lumbye, composer
1810 Leo XIII, 257th Roman Catholic pope (1878-1903)
1817 Zikmund Michal Kolesovsky, composer
1821 Abram Sanders Piatt, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1908
1837 Henry Martyn Robert, author of "Robert's Rules of Order"
1837 Henry Martyn Robert, parliamentarian (Robert's Rules of Order)
1837 Henry Martyn Robert, author of "Robert's Rules of Order"
1843 Carl Michael Ziehrer, composer
1844 Elijah McCoy, black inventor, held over 50 patents
1846 Zygmunt Noskowski, composer
1849 Frst Bernhard HM von Blow, German chancellor/Prussian PM (1900-09)
1853 Marie Verstraete, actress (Louise-Frou Frou)
1855 Theodore Moses Tobani, composer
1857 Frederic Cliffe, composer
1859 Eugene D'Harcourt, composer
1860 D'Arcy Thompson, zoologist/classicist (On Growth & Form)
1860 Theodor Herzl, Austria, journalist/founder (Zionist movement)
1862 Marie F M Emmanuel, French composer/musicologist (Salamine)
1869 Tyrone Power Sr, London England, actor (Alexanders Ragtime Band)
1872 G G van der Hoeven, Dutch editor-in-chief (NRC)
1884 Fran‡ois de Vries, Dutch economist
1886 Gottfried Benn, writer
1887 Edward Collins, NY, Hall of Fame infielder (White Sox, A's)
1890 E[dward] E[lmer] "Doc" Smith, US, sci-fi author (Triplanetary)
1892 Baron Von Richthofen
1892 Baron Von Richthofen
1892 Baron Von Richthofen
1892 Baron Von Richthofen
1892 Baron Von Richthofen
1892 Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen, [Red Baron], German WW I ace
1893 Beppie Nooij Jr, Dutch actress (Rooie Sien) [or May 13, 1912]
1895 Alfred Kurella, writer
1895 Peggy Bacon, Ridgefield Ct, author/illustrator (Off With Their Heads)
1898 Jef [Josephus C F] Last, Dutch poet/politician (The Spark)
1900 Helen Morgan, singer/actress (Applause, Frankie & Johnny)
1901 Bob Wyatt, cricketer (England batsman 1927-37)
1901 Lev N Lunts, Russia, writer (Outside the Law, City of Truth)
1901 Robert Elliott Storey Wyatt, cricketer
1901 Willi Bredel, writer
1902 Brian Aherne, Worcestershire England, actor (Juarez)
1902 Erin O'Brien-Moore, LA CA, actress (Peyton Place, Our Little Girl)
1903 Dr. Benjamin Spock
1903 Dr. Benjamin Spock
1903 Dr. Benjamin Spock
1903 Dr. Benjamin Spock
1903 Dr. Benjamin Spock
1903 Benjamin Spock, CT, pediatrician (Common Sense Book of Baby Care)
1903 Oivin Fjeldstad, composer
1904 Bing Crosby, crooner
1904 Georgi Dimitrov, composer
1904 Bing Crosby, crooner
1905 Alan Rawsthorne, Haslingden England, composer (Cort‚ges)
1906 Aileen Riggin, Newport RI, springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1920, 24)
1906 Maurice Thiriet, composer
1907 Pinky Lee, children's show host (Pinky Lee Show)
1908 William Bakewell, LA Calif, actor (Stage manager-Pinky Lee Show)
1910 Laurie Nash, cricketer (Tasmanian fast-bowler, 2 Tests for Australia)
1911 Lillian Rambach, teacher violinist
1912 Axel Springer, German newspaper magnate
1912 Marten Toonder, writer/cartoonist (Mr Bommel)
1913 Nigel Patrick, London Engld, actor/director (Sapphire, Prize of Gold)
1914 Dennis Dyer, cricketer (opened batting for S Africa v England 1947)
1915 Jan Hanus, composer
1915 Van Alexander, NYC, orch leader (Gordon MacRae Show)
1918 Frederick Archibauld Warner, diplomat
1919 Than Wyenn, NYC, actor (Pete Kelly's Blues)
1920 Jacob Gilboa, composer
1921 Satyajit Ray, Calcutta India, director (Goddess, Adversary)
1922 Abraham Rosenthal, editor (NY Times)
1923 Christina Spierenburg, Dutch singer
1924 Theodore Bikel
1924 Theodore Bikel
1924 Theodore Bikel
1924 Theodore Bikel
1924 Theodore Bikel
1924 Aafje Heynis, Dutch singer
1924 Theodore Bikel, Austrian/US folk singer/actor (Russians Are Coming)
1925 Roscoe Lee Browne
1925 Roscoe Lee Browne
1925 Roscoe Lee Browne
1925 Roscoe Lee Browne
1925 Roscoe Lee Browne
1925 David Ironside, cricketer (S Afr swing bowler in 3 Tests v NZ 1953-54)
1925 John Neville, actor (Adventures of Baron Mnchausen)
1925 Roscoe Lee Browne, Woodbury NJ, actor (McCoy, Saunders-Soap)
1925 Svatopluk Havelka, composer
1929 Edward Levy Irving, composer
1929 Luc Ferrari, composer
1929 Sydney Gedye, cricketer (opening batsman in four Tests for NZ 1964)
1932 Bruce Glover, Chicago Ill, actor (Diamonds are Forever)
1932 Kees de Galan, Dutch economist
1932 Malcolm Leyland Lipkin, composer
1933 Bunk Gardner, rocker (Mothers Of Invention)
1935 Faisal II, King of Iraq (1939-58)/son of Ghasi I
1935 Hussain ibn Talal, King of Jordan (1952- )
1935 Link Wray, rocker (Link Wray & His Ray Men)
1936 Engelbert Humperdinck
1936 Engelbert Humperdinck
1936 Engelbert Humperdinck
1936 Engelbert Humperdinck
1936 Engelbert Humperdinck
1936 Michael Rabin, NYC, violinist (In Memorium)
1936 Quinn Redeker, Woodstock Ill, actor (Dan Raven, Young & Restless)
1937 Gisela Elsner, writer
1937 Lorenzo Music, Bkln NY, writer/actor/voice (Carlton-Rhoda, Garfield)
1938 Constantine Bereng Seeiso, king Moshushoe II of Lesotho
1940 Bryan Davis, cricketer (bro of Charlie WI batsman v Australia 1965)
1940 Sari van Heemskerck Pillis-Duvekot, Dutch MP (VVD)
1941 Jules Wijdenbosch, premier Suriname
1944 F Innerhofer, writer
1944 John Verity, rocker (Argent)
1945 Bianca Jagger
1945 Bianca Jagger
1945 Bianca Jagger
1945 Bianca Jagger
1945 Bianca Jagger
1945 Bianca P‚rez Morena de Macias Jagger, Nicaragua, model/Mick's ex-wife
1945 Bob Henrit, English pop drummer (Kinks-Waterloo Sunset)
1945 Goldy McJohn, rocker (Steppenwolf)
1945 Randy Cain, US soul singer (4 Gents/Delfonics)
1945 Robert Henrit, England, rocker (Argent)
1946 Lesley Gore
1946 Lesley Gore
1946 Lesley Gore
1946 Lesley Gore
1946 Lesley Gore
1946 Lesley Gore, Tenafly NJ, singer (It's My Party)
1947 Bill Lowery, (Rep-R-CA, 1981- )
1948 Larry Gatlin, Seminole Tx, country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady)
1949 Joey Phillips, percussionist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
1950 Lou Gramm, Rochester NY, rocker (Foreigner-Want to Know What Love Is)
1952 Christine Baranski, Buffalo NY, actress (Maryann-Cybill, Birdcage)
1953 "Keith" Jamaal Wilkes, NBA forward (Golden State-Rookie of Yr 1975)
1954 Bulelani T Ngcuka, South African attorney/leader (UDF)
1955 Ian Callen, cricketer (one Test Australia v India 1978, six wickets)
1955 Jay Osmond, rocker (Osmond Brothers)
1955 Joe Callis, rocker
1957 Domonic L Pudwill Gorie, Lake Charles LA, USN/astronaut (sk: STS-91)
1958 Kim Jones, Sonoma Calif, 5k runner
1959 Brian Tochi, LA Calif, actor (Dr Alan Poe-St Elsewhere, Renegades)
1960 Ravi Ratnayeke, cricketer (Sri Lankan pace bowler & opening batsman)
1961 Doctor Robert, [Bruce R Howard], rocker (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
1961 Peter Doohan, Australia, tennis star
1962 Elizabeth Berridge, Westchester NY, actress (Amadeus, Funhouse)
1962 Nancy Harvey, Swift Current Sask, LPGA golfer (1995 Youngstown-11th)
1963 Jos van Eck, Dutch soccer player (Sparta)
1963 Kenton Leonard, CFL cornerback (Calgary Stampeders)
1964 Kelly Michael Gibson, New Orleans LA, PGA golfer (1995 Bob Hope-7th)
1967 Kerryn McCann, Australian marathoner (Olympics-96)
1968 Reggie Slack, CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1968 Will Furrer, WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals)
1969 Brian Lara, cricketer (WI left-hand bat Smashed world records in 1994)
1969 Glen Young, NFL linebacker (SD Chargers)
1970 Vania Thomas, Miss US Virgin Islands Universe (1997)
1971 Greg Bishop, NFL guard (NY Giants)
1972 The Rock, WWF
1972 The Rock, WWF
1972 The Rock, WWF
1972 The Rock, WWF
1972 The Rock, WWF
1972 Erik Maes, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
1972 Jennifer Miriam, Oklahoma City OK, playmate (March, 1997)
1972 Jill Savery, Ft Lauderdale Fl, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)
1972 Peter Ogilvie, Vancouver BC, 100m sprinter (Olympics-96)
1973 Rich Yurkiewicz, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, Amst Admirals)
1974 Miles Joseph, West Springfield Mass, soccer forward (Olympics-gold-96)
1975 Mark Johnson, Dayton Ohio, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1975 Murray William Burdan, Wellington NZ, swimmer (Olympics-96)
1976 Ailleen Damiles, Miss Universe-Philippines/Miss Photogenic (1996)
1976 Nancy Feber, Antwerp Belgium, tennis star
1977 Amy D'Entremont, Stoneham Mass, figure skater (1995 NE Jr champ)
1977 Jenna Von Oy, actress (Seven-Blossom)

Events


1345 "Quaden Maendach" in Gent: Battles between volders & weavers
1497 John Cabot departs to North-America
1526 German evangelical monarchy joins Schmalkaldische League
1536 King Henry VIII accused Anna Boleyn of adultery & incest
1595 King Philip II names Albrecht of Austria land guardian of Neth
1598 France & Spain signs Peace of Vervins
1652 Frederik Hendriks daughter Albertine Agnes marries Willem Frederik
1668 1st peace of Aken: ends French-Spanish war in The Netherlands
1668 Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, ends War of Devolution
1670 King Charles II charters Hudson Bay Company
1703 Portugal signs treaty with England to become a Great Covenant
1749 Empress Maria Theresa signs "Haugwitzschen State reform"
1750 Carlo Goldoni's "La Botega di CaffŠ," premieres in Mantua
1776 France & Spain agreed to give weapons to American rebels
1780 William Herschel discovers 1st binary star, Xi Ursae Majoris
1808 Uprising against French occupation begins in Madrid
1824 Goethe visits Ettersberg (Buchenwald)
1833 Czar Nicolas bans public sale of serfs
1845 Domingo Sarmiento publishes "Civilizaci¢n y Barbarie"
1847 Sabbath famine
1853 Franconi's Hippodrome opens (NYC)
1863 South defeats North in Battle of Chancellorsville, Va
1863 Stonewall Jackson attacks Chancellorsville, wounded by his own men
1865 Pres Johnson offers $100,000 reward for capture of Jefferson Davis
1876 Ross Barnes hit 1st home run in National League
1878 US stops minting 20› coin
1885 "Good Housekeeping" magazine is 1st published
1885 Congo Free State forms by King Leopold II of Belgium
1887 G Rossini's corpse transfered to Santa Croce, Florence
1887 Hannibal W Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film
1889 Abyssinian emperor Menelik II/Italy signs Treaty of Wichale
1890 Territory of Oklahoma created
1900 George Bernard Shaws "You Never Can Tell," premieres in London
1902 "A Trip To The Moon," the 1st science fiction film released
1903 29th Kentucky Derby: Hal Booker aboard Judge Himes wins in 2:09
1904 30th Kentucky Derby: Shorty Prior aboard Elwood wins in 2:08«
1905 French newspapers publish lists of Jules Vernes unpublished work
1906 32nd Kentucky Derby: Roscoe Troxler aboard Sir Huon wins in 2:08.8
1907 Belgium Jules baron de Trooz forms Belgian govt
1909 Honus Wagner steals his way around bases in 1st inning against Cubs
1911 French troops occupy FŠs El Bali Morocco
1915 Old Fordham Road in Bronx renamed Landing Road
1916 US president Wilson signs Harrison Drug Act
1916 2nd Ave & Bronx Terrace renamed Bronx Blvd; Seward Pl renamed Sycamore Ave; Herald Ave renamed Dickinson Ave; Monroe & Selwyn Avenue named
1917 Cin Fred Tooney & Chic's Hippo Vaughn pitch duel no-hitter, Vaughn gives up 2 hits & a run in 10th, so Cin wins 1-0
1919 1st US air passenger service starts
1920 1st game of National Negro Baseball League played in Indianapolis
1921 Begin 3rd anti-German revolt in Upper-Silesia
1922 WBAP-AM begins broadcasting from Ft Worth Texas
1923 Senator Walter Johnson pitches his 100th shutout, beats Yanks 3-0
1924 Netherlands refuses to recognize USSR
1925 Kezar Stadium in Golden Gate Park opens.
1925 Kezar Stadium in Golden Gate Park opens.
1925 Kezar Stadium in SF's Golden Gate Park opens
1926 US military intervenes in Nicaragua
1927 Intl Economic Conference (52 countries including USSR) opens
1927 Pulitzer prize awarded to Louis Bromfield (Early Autumn)
1928 KPQ-AM in Wenatchee WA begins radio transmissions
1930 Des Moines (Western League) defeats Wichita 13-6 to open 1st ballpark with permanently installed lights
1932 Jack Benny's 1st radio show premieres (NBC Blue Network)
1932 Pulitzer prize awarded to Pearl S Buck (Good Earth)
1933 In Germany, Adolf Hitler bans trade unions
1934 Nazi-Germany begins People's court
1936 "Peter & Wolf" premieres in Moscow
1936 62nd Kentucky Derby: Ira Hanford aboard Bold Venture wins in 2:03.6
1936 Emperor Haile Selassie & family flee Abyssinia
1938 Ella Fitzgerald records "A-Tisket, A-Tasket"
1938 Pulitzer prize awarded to Thornton Wilder (Our Town)
1939 Lou Gehrig sets record for most consecutive games (2130)
1939 Lou Gehrig sets record for most consecutive games (2130)
1939 Lou Gehrig ends 2,130 consecutive game streak, Yanks beat Tigers 22-2
1941 FCC approves regular scheduled coml TV broadcasts to begin July 1
1941 Martin Bormann succeeds Rudolf Hess as Hitler's deputy
1941 Nazi occupied Netherlands layoff Jewish journalists
1941 Ted Williams lowest average (.308) in year he hit over .400
1942 68th Kentucky Derby: Wayne D Wright aboard Shut Out wins in 2:04.4
1942 Japanese troops occupy Mandalay Burma
1943 German troops vacate Jefna Tunisia
1944 WABD (WNEW, now WNYW) TV channel 5 in NYC (DUM/MET/FOX) 1st broadcast
1945 Allies occupy Wismar
1945 Dutch Queen Wilhelmina & Princess Juliana reach Gilze-Rijen
1945 German Army in Italy surrenders
1945 Russia takes Berlin; General Weidling surrenders
1945 Yugoslav troops occupy Trieste
1946 Prisoners revolt at Alcatraz, 5 die
1947 Eugene O'Neill's "Moon for the Misbegotten," premieres in NYC
1949 Arthur Miller wins Pulitzer Prize for "Death of a Salesman"
1949 Bolivian state of siege proclaimed
1949 Don Newcombe, 1st start, shuts out Cincinnati on 5 hits to win 3-0
1950 Carlo Terrons "Giuditta," premieres in Milan
1950 Dutch 1st Chamber accept Laws on immigration
1950 Dutch PM Malan recognizes South-Africa but not China PR
1952 1st performance of John Cage's "Water Music"
1952 1st scheduled jet airliner passenger service began with a BOAC Comet
1952 Operations begin at United Suriname Workers of Netherlands which flew from London to Johannesburg carrying 36 passengers
1953 79th Kentucky Derby: Hank Moreno aboard Dark Star wins in 2:02
1953 Feisal II installed as king of Iraq
1953 Hussein I installed as king of Jordan
1954 Stan Musial hits 5 HRs in a doubleheader
1955 India poses discrimination "onaanraakbaren" punishable
1955 Pulitzer prize awarded Tennessee Williams for (Cat on Hot Tin Roof)
1955 WGBH TV channel 2 in Boston, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1956 US Lab detects high-temperature microwave radiation from Venus
1956 US Methodist church disallows race separation
1958 Yanks threaten to broadcast games nationwide if NL goes ahead with plans to broadcast, games into NYC
1959 85th Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Tomy Lee wins in 2:02.2
1960 Harry Belafonte 2nd Carnegie Hall performance
1960 Pulitzer prize awarded to Al Drury (Advice & Consent)
1960 "American Bandstand's" Dick Clark
1960 House investigating committee, looking into payola questions
1962 Benfica wins 7th Europe Cup I
1962 OAS strikes in Algeria
1962 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1962 WMHT TV channel 17 in Schenectady-Alby-Tro, NY (PBS) 1st broadcast
1964 90th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 2:00
1964 Beatles' "Beatles' 2nd Album" goes #1 & stays #1 for for 5 weeks
1964 Mad Dog Vachon beats Verne Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA champ
1965 "New Faces of 1965" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 52 performances
1965 Early Bird satellite goes into commercial service
1965 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Golf Invitational
1965 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
1966 Pulitzer prize awarded Arthur M Schlesinger Jr (Thousand Days)
1967 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
1968 1st performance of Roger Sessions' 8th Symphony
1968 22nd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 2
1968 Gold reaches then record high ($39.35 per ounce) in London
1968 Israeli television begins transmitting
1969 British liner Queen Elizabeth II leaves on maiden voyage to NY
1970 1st woman jockey at Kentucky Derby (Diane Crump)
1970 96th Kentucky Derby: Mike Manganello on Dust Commander wins 2:03.4
1970 KOAI (now KNAZ) TV channel 2 in Flagstaff, AZ (NBC) 1st broadcast
1971 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1972 Electrical fire in Sunshine Silver mine. 126 die (Kellogg Idaho)
1972 Lt General Vernon A Walters, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA
1972 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1974 Former VP Spiro Agnew disbarred
1975 Apple records closes down
1976 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic
1977 "King & I" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 719 performances
1978 NBA championship: Portland Trailblazers win in 4 games
1979 "Quadrophenia" premieres in London
1979 -May 10] Vivekananda (Sri Lanka) begins nonstop ride, cycling 187 hrs, 28 min, around Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo, Sri Lanka
1979 14th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Rogers & Barbara Mandrell
1980 Joseph Doherty & 3 other IRA men arrested for murder
1980 Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in Wall (Part II)" is banned in S Africa
1980 Pope John Paul II begins African tour
1980 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1981 107th Kentucky Derby: Jorge Velasquez on Pleasant Colony wins in 2:02
1981 Radio Shack re-releases Model III TRSDOS 1.3 with 2 fixes
1982 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
1982 Falklands War: Argentine cruiser General Belgrano sunk by British submarine Conqueror, killing more than 350 men
1983 6.7 earthquake injures 487 in Coalinga Calif
1984 "Sunday in the Park with George" opens at Booth NYC for 604 perfs
1984 Indians' Andre Thornton ties record for most walks (6 in 16 inn)
1984 Mattingly's single breaks up Lamarr Hoyt's perfect game bid
1984 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1985 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986 Dynamo Kiev wins 26th Europe Cup II
1986 Transportation Expo 86 opens in Vancouver, BC
1987 113th Kentucky Derby: Chris McCarron aboard Alysheba wins in 2:03.4
1988 Balt Orioles sign a 15 year lease to remain in Balt & get a new park
1988 David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow," premieres in NYC
1988 Jackson Pollock's "Search" sold for $4,800,000
1988 Reds manager Pete Rose is suspended for 30 days for pushing an ump
1990 "Some Americans Abroad" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 62 perfs
1990 South Africa & African National Congress open talks to end apartheid
1991 Pope John Paul II's encyclical on Centesimus annus
1992 "High Rollers Social & Pleasure Club" opens at H Hayes NYC 14 perfs
1992 118th Kentucky Derby: Pat Day aboard Lil E Tee wins in 2:03
1992 Yugoslav Army seize Bosnian Pres Alija Izetbegovic
1993 "5 Guys Named Moe" closes at Eugene O'Neill NYC after 445 perfs
1993 "Candida" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
1993 "Redwood Curtain" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 40 perfs
1993 "Tango Passion" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 5 performances
1993 Kristi Albers wins Sprint Golf Classic
1993 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Sprint Senior Challenge Golf Tournament
1994 Bus crashes into a tree at Gdansk Poland, 30 killed
1994 Dr Kervokian found innocent on assisting suicides
1994 Michael Bolton found plagurized Isley Bros "Love is Wonderful Thing"
1995 "Hamlet" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 121 performances
1995 Expos bat out of order against Mets in 6th inning
1995 Serb missiles exploded in the heart of Zagreb, killing six
1997 Donald Trump & Marla Maples announce they are separating
1997 Mercury Mail announces its 1 millionth internet subscriber
1997 Police arrest transsexual hooker Atisone Seiuli with Eddie Murphy
1997 Republic of Texas security chief Robert Scheidt surrenders
1998 124th Kentucky Derby

That's All....

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