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Thursday, May 3, 2018.



Birthdays


1446 Margaretha, English princess/duchess of Bourgondie
1455 Joƒo II, the perfect, King of Portugal (1481-95)/took in Spanish Jews
1469 Niccol• Machiavelli, Italy, politician/writer (Prince)
1514 Bartholomaeus a Martyribus, [Fernandez], primate of Portugal
1535 Alessandro "Agnolo" Allori, Italian painter/carpet designer
1647 John A "Joannes" Antonides van der Goes, poet (Bellone aen bant)
1649 Johann Valentin Meder, composer
1691 Carolus van der Abeele, Flemish jesuit/author (Introduction … l'amour)
1692 Jan J Mauricius, Dutch governor-general of Suriname (1742-51)
1708 Johann Adolph Scheibe, German music theroist/composer
1729 Florian Leopold Gassmann, composer
1737 Friedrich Schwindl, composer
1742 Jean-Baptiste Krumphultz, composer
1744 Freidrich Wilhelm Weis, composer
1752 Braz Francisco de Lima, composer
1764 Elisabeth PMH, princess of France/son of king Louis XVI
1773 Giuseppe Acerbi, Italian traveller/nature investigator/diplomat
1815 Hermanus W Witteveen, Dutch theologist
1816 Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union Army), died in 1892
1819 Nicola De Giosa, composer
1826 Charles XV Louis E, King of Sweden/Norway (1859-72)/poet
1844 Edouard A Drumont, French anti-semitic journalist
1844 Richard D'Oyly Carte, England, opera impresario (Ivanhoe)
1849 Jacob Riis, Denmark, reporter (NY Tribune, NY Evening Sun)
1859 Andy Adams, US writer (Log of a Cowboy)
1867 Jack Hearne, cricketer (cousin of George & Alec 12 Tests for Eng)
1867 ValŠre-Gille, Belgian playwright (La Corbeille d'Octobre)
1873 [Nicoline] Magdalene Anchor-Roll, Norwegian author (Kvinnen og Den)
1873 Nikolay N Tcherepnin, St Petersburg, composer of ballets, songs [OS]
1874 Francois Coty, perfume maker.
1874 Fran‡ois Coty, Corsica, Corsican senator/perfume maker
1874 Francois Coty, perfume maker.
1876 Bert Hopkins, cricketer (Australian pace bowler of the 1900's)
1876 John Elicius Benedict B P Quick Carrington Dwyer, cricketer (Sussex)
1886 Marcel Dupr‚, French organist/composer
1890 B Traven, writer
1892 Beulah Bondi, Chicago, actress (It's a Wonderful Life)
1892 George Thomson, demonstrated electron diffraction (Nobel 1937)
1893 Hope Landin, Minneapolis MN
1895 Earnest Kantorowicz, German/US historian (Laudes regiae)
1895 Gabriel M-E-R Chevallier, French author (Le petit g‚n‚ral)
1895 Zoltan Korda, Hungarian/British director (Jungle Book, 4 Feathers)
1897 V K Krishna Menon, India, minister of defense
1898 Golda Meir
1898 Golda Meir, [Meyerson], Kiev Ukraine, 4th Israeli PM (1969-74)
1898 Septima Poinsette Clark, civil rights activist/educator
1898 Golda Meir
1899 Aline MacMahon, McKeesport Pa, actress (Backdoor to Heaven)
1901 Gino Cervi, Bologna Italy, actor (Les Miserables, Naked Maja)
1902 Hugo Friedhofer, composer
1902 Jack Larue, NYC, actor (Lights Out, Mouthpiece, My Favorite Brunette)
1902 Seton I Miller, Chehalis WA, writer (Pete's Dragon, Istanbul)
1902 Walter Slezak, Vienna, actor (Bedtime for Bonzo, Inspector General)
1903 Bing Crosby
1903 Bing Crosby
1903 Bing Crosby
1903 Bing Crosby
1903 Bing Crosby
1903 Bing Crosby, Tacoma Wash, singer (White Christmas, Going My Way)
1904 Charles "Red" Ruffing, NY Yankee pitcher, hitter (1930-46)
1904 John Breeden, SF CA, actor (Salute, Madame Racketeer, Joy Street)
1905 Albrecht Luitpold G Ferdinand Michael Wittelsbach, duke of Bavaria
1905 Sebastian Lewis Shaw, actor (High Season, Ace of Spades, Caste)
1906 Mary Astor, Quincy IL, actress (Maltese Falcon, Dinky)
1907 Earl Wilson, Rockford Ohio, columnist (Midnight Earl)
1910 Alceo Galliera, composer
1911 John Rhea "Yank" Lawson, trumpeter
1913 Earl Blackwell, Atlanta Ga, author (Celebrity Register)
1913 William M Inge, US playwright (Picnic-Pulitzer 1953)
1915 Evencio Castellanos, composer
1916 Henry Barbosa Gonzalez, San Antonio Tx, (Rep-D-Tx, 1961- )
1916 Pierre Emmanuel, French poet (Sodome)
1917 James Penberthy, composer
1919 Pete Seeger, folk singer.
1919 Betty Comden, Bkln, song writer (Comden & Green-Bells are Ringing)
1919 Pete Seeger, NYC, folk singer (Weaver, Goodnight Irene)
1919 Pete Seeger, folk singer.
1920 Sugar Ray Robinson, [Walter Smith], middle/welterweight boxer (champ)
1921 Vasco dos Santos Gon‡alves, Portuguese leftist colonel
1922 Marina Svetlova, ballerina/choreographer (Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo)
1923 Ralph M Hall, (Rep-D-TX, 1981- )
1924 Mary Carver, LA Calif, actress (Cecilia-Simon & Simon)
1925 Nina Bara, Buenos Aires Arg, actress (Tonga-Space Patrol)
1928 James Brown
1928 James Brown
1928 James Brown
1928 James Brown
1928 James Brown
1928 James Brown, Augusta Ga, singer/jail bird, soul brother #1 (Hot Pants)
1928 Jeanne Bal, Santa Monica Calif, actress (Pat-Love & Marriage)
1929 Hendrik L van Beek, Dutch vice-admiral
1929 Jaharna Imam, Bangladeshi writer/political activist
1930 David Evatt Tunley, composer
1931 Joseph Lichtman Layton, dancer
1933 Collie Smith, cricketer (exciting WI all-rounder all too briefly)
1934 Georg Kroll, composer
1935 Donald P Hodel, Portland Ore, US Secretary of Interior (1985-89)
1936 Engelbert Humperdinck, [Arnolde Dorsey], India, singer (EH Show)
1937 Frankie Valli
1937 Frankie Valli
1937 Frankie Valli
1937 Frankie Valli
1937 Frankie Valli
1937 Frankie Valli, [Castelluccio], Newark NJ, singer (Four Seasons-Sherry)
1939 Jonathan David Harvey, English composer (Bhakti, Music of Stockhausen)
1939 Jos‚ Torres, US, boxer (Olympics)
1939 Samantha Eggar, London England, actress (Collector)
1941 Nona Gaprindasvili, USSR, world women's chess champ (1962-78)
1942 Lynn Farleigh, Bristol England, actress (Lovers of Their Time)
1942 Vera C…slavsk…-Odlozilova, Czech, gymnast (Olympic-gold-1964, 68)
1943 John Costello, historian
1944 Ian Peter Leslie Smith, journalist
1944 Peter Staples, rocker (Troggs-Wild Thing)
1945 Sadiq Mohammad, cricketer (attacking Pakistan opening batsman 1969-81)
1946 Greg Gumbel, sportscaster (CBS TV, WFAN)
1947 Doug Henning
1947 Doug Henning
1947 Doug Henning
1947 Doug Henning
1947 Doug Henning
1947 Doug Henning, Ft Garry Manitoba, magician (Broadway play-Magic)
1949 Albert Sacco Jr, Boston Mass, PhD/astronaut (STS 73)
1949 Ron Wyden, (Rep-D-OR, 1981- )
1950 Mary Hopkin, South Wales, singer (Those Were the Days)
1951 Christopher Cross
1951 Christopher Cross
1951 Christopher Cross
1951 Christopher Cross
1951 Christopher Cross
1951 Christopher Cross, [Geppert], Texas, singer (Sailing, Arthur's Theme)
1952 Allen Wells, England, 100m dash (Olympic-gold-1980)
1953 Bruce Hall, Champaign Ill, rock bassist (Reo Speedwagon)
1953 Van McLain, rocker (Shooting Star)
1955 David Hookes, cricketer (dashing Australian LHB, S Aussie stalwart)
1955 Steve Jones, English pop guitarist (Sex Pistols-Mercy)
1957 Cactus Moser, Montrose Co, country singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry)
1957 Rod Langway, Formosa, NHL defenseman (Mont Canadiens, Wash Caps)
1959 Ben Elton, London UK, actor (Stark, Friday Night Live)
1959 David Ball, Blackpool, rock keyboardist (Soft Cell)
1962 Anthony Gilligan, Penrith NSW, Australasia golfer
1963 Jeff Hornacek, NBA guard (Utah Jazz)
1964 Ron Hextall, Winnipeg, NHL goalie (Phila Flyers, NY Islanders)
1966 Paul Stevenson, Victoria Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
1968 Deborah Caprioglio, Miestre Italy, actress (Big Game Hunter)
1968 Jay Darlington, London England, keyboardist (Kula Shaker)
1969 Karen Kraft, San Mateo Calif, rower (Olympics-silver-96)
1970 Alexia Dechaume-Ballert, La Rochelle France, tennis star (1992 Aust)
1970 Ted Crowley, Concord Mass, US hockey defenseman (Olympics-1994)
1971 James Roberson, defensive end (Tennessee Oilers)
1972 Brett Hayman, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1972 Josh Taves, defensive end (New England Patriots)
1972 Vyacheslav Kozlov, Voskresensk Russia, NHL forward (Detroit Red Wings)
1973 Dominique Monami, Verviers Belgium, tennis star
1973 Michel Traveller, soccer player (Ajax)

Events


1294 John II becomes duke of Brabant/Limburg
1342 Count Hartmann II becomes ruler of Vaduz (Liechtenstein)
1382 Battle on Beverhoutsfield near Brugge
1455 Jews flee Spain
1494 Columbus discovers Jamaica
1494 Jamaica discovered by Columbus; he names it "St Iago"
1512 5th Lateran Council (18th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
1512 Pope Julius II opens 5th Council of Lateranen
1515 Persian Gulf: Portugese fleet occupies Ormuz
1616 Treaty of Loudun kills French civil war
1621 Francis Bacon accused of bribery
1624 Spanish silver fleet sails to Panama
1629 French huguenot leader duke De Rohan signs accord with Spain
1640 English Upper house accept Act of Attainder
1654 Bridge at Rowley Mass begins charging tolls for animals
1660 Sweden, Poland, Brandenburg & Austria sign Peace of Oliva
1661 Johannes Hevelius observes 3rd transit of Mercury ever to be seen
1662 Royal charter granted Connecticut
1678 French conquering fleet at Cura‡ao, 1200 die
1715 Edmund Halley observes total eclipse phenomenon "Baily's Beads"
1722 Pierre de Marivaux' "La Double Inconstance," premieres in Paris
1747 Willem IV appointed viceroy of Holland/Utrecht
1765 1st US medical college opens in Philadelphia
1802 Washington DC incorporates as a city
1808 Goya's "Executions of 3rd of May"
1810 Lord Byron swims Hellespont
1815 Battle at Tolentino: Austria beats king Joachim of Naples
1822 Society for Propagation of Faith starts (Lyon, France)
1830 1st regular steam train passenger service starts.
1830 1st regular steam train passenger service starts.
1830 1st regular steam train passenger service starts
1845 1st black lawyer (Macon B Allen) admitted to bar (Mass)
1845 Fire kills 1,600 in popular theater in Canton China
1846 Mexican army surrounds fort in Texas
1851 Most of SF destroyed by fire; 30 die
1855 Antwerp-Rotterdam railway opens
1861 Gen Winfield Scott presents his Anaconda Plan
1861 Lincoln asks for 42,000 Army Volunteers & another 18,000 seamen
1863 Battle of Chancellorsville-Beaten Union army withdraws
1863 Battle of Fredricksburg, VA (Marye's Heights)
1863 Battle of Salem Church, VA
1864 3rd day in Battle at Alexandria Louisiana: Confederate assault
1886 M A Maclean elected 1st mayor of Vancouver, BC
1898 Camp Merriman forms at Presidio (SF) (see 0517)
1900 26th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Boland aboard Lieut Gibson wins in 2:06¬
1901 Fire destroyed 1,700 buildings in Jacksonville, Florida
1902 28th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Winkfield on Alan-a-Dale wins in 2:08.75
1903 AVC Heracles (SC Heracles '74) soccer team forms in Almelo
1906 British-controlled Egypt takes Sinai peninsula from Turkey
1909 35th Kentucky Derby: Vincent Powers on Wintergreen wins in 2:08.2
1917 1st performance of Ernest Bloch's symphony "Israel"
1919 America's 1st passenger flight (New York-Atlantic City)
1919 America's 1st passenger flight (New York-Atlantic City)
1919 Afghanistan Emir Amanoellah begins war against Great Britain
1919 America's 1st passenger flight (NY-Atlantic City)
1921 West Virginia imposes 1st state sales tax
1922 Mayor Hylan closes streets for building of Yankee Stadium
1922 Salt layer find at Winterswijk
1923 1st nonstop transcontinental flight (NY-San Diego) completed
1926 British general strike-3 million workers support miners
1926 Pulitzer prize awarded to Sinclair Lewis (Arrowsmith)
1926 US marines land in Nicaragua (9-mo after leaving), stay until 1933
1929 Prussia bans anti-fascists
1932 24 tourists begin 1st air-charter holiday (London-Basle, Switz)
1933 1st female director (Nellie T Ross) of US Mint takes office
1934 Bradman scores 206 Aust v Worcestershire, 210 mins, 27 fours
1936 French People's Front wins elections
1936 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio makes his major-league debut, gets 3 hits
1937 Margaret Mitchell wins Pulitzer Prize for "Gone With the Wind"
1938 Concentration camp at Flossenbrg goes into use
1938 Lefty Grove defeats Tigers 4-3 for 1st of record 20 consecutive wins at his home field Fenway Park; he doesn't lose there until May 12 1941
1938 Vatican recognizes Franco-Spain
1941 -4] German air raid on Liverpool
1941 67th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Whirlaway wins in 2:01.4
1942 Japanese troop attack Tulagi, Gavutu & Tanambogo, Solomon Islands
1942 Luftwaffe bombs Exeter
1942 Nazi's execute 72 OD'ers in reprisial in Sachsenhausen, Netherlands
1942 Nazi's require Dutch Jews to wear a Jewish star
1943 Pulitzer prize awarded to Upton Sinclair (Dragon's Teeth)
1943 Strike against obligatory labor camps ends, after 200 killed
1943 US 1st armour division occupies Mateur Tunisia
1944 "Meet Me in St Louis" opens on Broadway
1944 Meat rationing ends in US
1945 1st Polish armour brigade occupies Wilhelmshafen
1945 Allies arrests German nuclear physics Werner Heisenberg
1945 British troop join in Rangoon
1945 German ship "Cap Arcona" sinks in East Sea, 5,800 killed
1946 International military tribunal in Tokyo begins
1947 73rd Kentucky Derby: Eric Guerin aboard Jet Pilot wins in 2:06.8
1947 Japan forms a constitutional democracy
1948 Pulitzer prize awarded to James Michener & Tennessee Williams
1949 1st firing of a US Viking rocket; reached 80 km
1951 Gil McDougald ties major league record with 6 RBIs in 1 inning
1951 NY Yankee Gil McDougald is 5th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (9th)
1952 "Call Me Madam" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 644 performances
1952 1st landing by an airplane at geographic North Pole
1952 78th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Hill Gail wins in 2:01.6
1953 WTVO TV channel 17 in Rockford, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 Westchester conf of Amer Library Assoc proclaims "Freedom to Read"
1954 KTEN TV channel 10 in Ada-Ardmore, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 Pulitzer prize awarded to Charles A Lindbergh & John Patrick
1954 WHA TV channel 21 in Madison, WI (PBS) begins broadcasting
1956 "Most Happy Fella" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 678 performances
1956 A new range of mountains discovered in Antarctica (2 over 13,000')
1956 Frank Loesser's musical "Most Happy Fella," premieres in NYC
1958 84th Kentucky Derby: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Tim Tam wins in 2:05
1958 WINS suspends Alan Freed for causing a riot in Boston, he quits
1959 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Land of the Sky Golf Tournament
1959 Tiger's Charlie Maxwell hits 4 consecutive HRs in a doubleheader
1960 Harvey Schmidt/Tom Jones' musical "Fantasticks," premieres in NYC
1961 Warren Spahn pitches a 2 hitter after pitching a no hitter
1962 Express train crashed into wreckage of a commuter train & a freight, killing 163, injuring 400 (Tokyo, Japan)
1963 Leslie Narum is only Balt Oriole to homer on his 1st at bat
1963 Martin Luther King Jr delivers his "I have a dream" speech
1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Clifford Ann Creed Golf Invitational
1965 1st use of satellite TV, Today Show on Early Bird Satellite
1965 3rd Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 2-1 in 10
1965 Cambodia drops diplomatic relations with the US
1965 Don Steele, begins a 40+ year radio career at KRTH (LA Calif)
1965 KTCI TV channel 17 in St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN (PBS) 1st broadcast
1965 Pulitzer prize awarded to Irwin Unger (Greenback Era)
1966 WDHO (now WNWO) TV channel 24 in Toledo, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
1967 Black students seize finance building at Northwestern U
1968 Holland Pirate Radio Station VRON becomes Radio Veronica Intl
1969 "Trumpets of the Lord" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 7 perfs
1969 95th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack on Majestic Prince wins in 2:01.8
1970 24th NBA Championship: NY Knicks beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
1970 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Golf Invitational
1971 national noncommercial network radio begins programming.
1971 national noncommercial network radio begins programming.
1971 All Things Considered premieres on 112 National Public Radio stations
1971 Erich Honecker succeeds Walter Ulbricht as East German party leader
1971 National Public Radio begins programming
1971 Nixon administration arrests 13,000 anti-war protesters in 3 days
1971 Pulitzer prize awarded to John Toland (Rising Sun)
1973 Chicago's Sears Tower, world's tallest building (443 m), topped out
1973 KC Royals' George Brett gets his 1st major league hit
1975 101st Kentucky Derby: Jacinto Vasquez on Foolish Pleasure wins 2:02
1975 Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:40:15.8)
1976 Panama 747SP lands after record flight around world (46:26)
1976 Pulitzer prize awarded to Saul Bellow (Humboldt's Gift)
1978 "Sun Day" - solar energy events are held in US
1978 Anderlecht wins 18th Europe Cup II
1978 Last cricket test match appearance for Bobby Simpson, at Kingston
1978 WI all set to lose cricket test v Aust at Kingston till riots end game
1979 1st woman prime minister of Great Britain (Margaret Thatcher)
1979 Bobby Bonds hits his 300th HR (2nd to have 300 HRs & 300 stolen bases)
1979 Martin Sherman's "Bent," premieres in London
1980 106th Kentucky Derby: Jacinto Vasquez on Genuine Risk wins in 2:02
1980 Giants 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits his 521st & final HR
1980 Texas Ranger Ferguson Jenkins becomes 4th to win 100 games in AL & NL
1981 "Can-Can" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 5 performances
1981 "Moony, Shapiro Songbook" opens & closes at Morosco Theater NYC
1981 Sally Little wins LPGA CPC Women's Golf International
1982 ABC's All Talk network begins on radio (2 west coast stations)
1982 NY Times reports that military will get 25% of NASA's budget
1982 Pres Reagan begins 5 minute weekly radio broadcasts
1983 Bruins 3-Isles 8-Wales Conf Championship-Isles hold 3-1 lead
1983 Soviet leader Andropov decreases nuclear weapons in Europe
1983 US bishops condemn nuclear weapons
1985 Date of $5 million check in "View to a Kill"
1986 112th Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Ferdinand wins in 2:02.8
1986 Air Lanka crashes, killing 22
1986 Cubs 3rd baseman Ron Cey hits his 300th & 301st HR
1986 NASA launches Goes-G, it failed to achieve orbit
1986 NY Yankee Don Mattingly is 6th to hit 3 sacrifice flies in a game
1987 "Mikado" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 46 performances
1987 Cindy Hill wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
1987 Miami Herald reports a woman spent Friday & Saturday with Gary Hart
1988 4,200 kg Colombian cocaine in seized at Tarpon Springs Florida
1988 Jasper Johns' "Diver" sold for $4,200,000
1991 Andy Williams weds Debbie Hass
1991 356th & final episode of CBS 2nd longest running series Dallas, 2nd only to Gunsmoke
1992 Balt's Gregg Olson, 25, is youngest to record 100 saves
1992 Beverly Hills 90210 Gabrielle Carteris marries Charles Isaacs
1992 Danielle Ammaccapane wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic
1992 NY Met Eddie Murray is 24th to hit 400 HRS
1992 Ohio Glory wins 1st WLAF game (after 6 loses), beat Frankfurt 20-17
1992 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Centel Senior Golf Challenge
1993 "Kiss of the Spider Woman" opens at Broadhurst NYC for 906 perfs
1994 29th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins
1994 D66/Dutch Liberal Party win Dutch 2nd Parliamentary election
1994 US space probe Clementine launched
1995 "My Thing of Love" opens at Beck Theater NYC for 16 performances
1995 Australia beat West Indies to regain the Frank Worrell Cricket Trophy
1995 David Bell debuts for the Indians (3rd generation player, Gus & Buddy)
1996 Martin Moxon & Michael Vaughan make 362 1st wkt Yorks v Glam
1997 123rd Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens aboard Silver Charm wins in 2:02.3
1997 ABC Bud Light Masters Bowling Tournament won by Jason Queen
1997 Garry Kasparov begins chess match with IBM supercomputer Deep Blue
1998 wins Titleholders Golf Championship

That's All....

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