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Monday, May 7, 2018.



Birthdays


1530 Louis I Cond‚, French prince/leader of hugenots
1574 Innocent X, [Giambattista Pamfili], 236th pope (1644-55)
1700 Gerard van Swieten, Dutch botanist
1704 Carl Heinrich Graun, composer
1713 A.C. Clairaut --1765
1713 A.C. Clairaut --1765
1713 A.C. Clairaut --1765
1713 A.C. Clairaut --1765
1713 A.C. Clairaut --1765
1763 Josef Poniatovski, Polish general/marshal of France
1769 Giuseppe Farinelli, composer
1776 D niel Berzsenyi, [Hungarian Horatius], Hungarian poet
1795 Gerhard M Roentgen, industrialist (founder dockyard Fijenoord)
1803 Johan Peter Cronhamm, composer
1812 Robert Browning, London England, poet (Pied Piper)
1826 Varina Howell Davis, 1st lady (Confederacy), died in 1905
1827 Charles T H Coster, Belgian literary (L‚gendes Flamandes) [or Aug 20]
1827 Francis Engle Patterson, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
1832 Carl G Neumann, German mathematician/physicist (Neumann-functions)
1833 Johannes Brahms, enjoyed a good lullaby.
1833 Johannes Brahms, Hamburg Germany, composer, enjoys a good lullaby
1833 Johannes Brahms, enjoyed a good lullaby.
1840 Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, composer.
1840 Peter Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Votkinsk Rus, composer (1812 Overture) [NS]
1840 Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, composer.
1845 Jacob van Stolk Azn, timber merchant/art collector
1847 Archibald Primrose, Earl of Rosebery (Lib), British PM (1894-95)
1854 G. Veronese --1917
1854 G. Veronese --1917
1854 G. Veronese --1917
1854 G. Veronese --1917
1854 G. Veronese --1917
1866 Cornelis J K van Aalst, president (Dutch Trading Company)
1867 Philippine "Pine" Belder, [Mary de Klerk], actress (Hope of Blessing)
1873 Clarence Dickinson, composer
1882 Willem Elsschot, [Alfons J de Ridder], Flemish writer (Mend)
1883 Gino Roncaglia, composer
1883 Martin Albertz, German theologist (Church Jesus Christ)
1885 Gabby Hayes
1885 Gabby Hayes
1885 Gabby Hayes
1885 Gabby Hayes
1885 Gabby Hayes
1885 George "Gabby" Hayes, Wellesvile NY, actor (In Old Santa Fe, El Paso)
1887 Henri Pourrat, French writer (Gaspard of the Montagnes)
1890 Billy House, Minn, actor (Imitation of Life, Bedlam, Egg & I)
1892 Archibald MacLeish, Glencoe Ill, polit essayist/poet/dramatist (JB)
1892 Josip Broz Tito, WW II partisan, leader of Yugoslavia (1943-80)
1897 Kitty McKane, England, tennis (Oly-gold/2 silver/2 bronze-1920, 24)
1898 Vera Chapman, writer
1900 Bauke Tuinstra, Dutch/Frisian notary/author (Earste Keur)
1900 Ralph Truman, London England, actor (Web of Evidence)
1901 Gary Cooper, actor in 'High Noon' and 'The Plainsman'.
1901 Gary Cooper, Montana, actor (2 Acad Awards-Sgt York, High Noon)
1901 L T Coggeshall, medical scientist/ US Secretary of HEW (1956-58)
1901 Marcel Poot, Belgian baron/composer
1901 Gary Cooper, actor in 'High Noon' and 'The Plainsman'.
1902 Sal Gliatto, baseball player
1903 Basil Nield, judge/politician
1907 Jef van Durme, composer
1908 Ed MacDonald, actor (Mysteries of Chinatown)
1908 Wouter Paap, composer
1909 Edwin Land, founded instant photography (Polaroid)
1909 Edwin H Land, inventor (instant photography (Polaroid))
1909 Edwin Land, founded instant photography (Polaroid)
1912 Paul H F Brenneker, Neth/Antillian photographer/folklorist
1917 Daniel GillŠs, Belgian writer
1917 David Tomlinson, Scotland, actor (Mary Poppins, Helter Skelter)
1917 William Geoffrey Biddle, bomb disposal expert
1918 Argeliers Leon, composer
1919 Eva Peron
1919 Eva Peron
1919 Eva Peron
1919 Eva Peron
1919 Eva Peron
1919 Eva (Evita) Per˘n-Duarte, Argentina, 1st lady/actress
1921 Gale Robbins, Chic, actress (Fuller Brush Girl, Mr Hex)
1922 Darren McGavin
1922 Darren McGavin
1922 Darren McGavin
1922 Darren McGavin
1922 Darren McGavin
1922 Darren McGavin, Spokane Wash, actor (Night Stalker, Tribes, Turk 182)
1923 Anne Baxter, Mich City Ind, actr (Myra-Marcus Welby, Victoria-Hotel)
1923 Pete V Domenici, (Sen-R-NM, 1973- )
1926 Val Bisoglio, NYC, actor (Lt Marsh-Police Woman, Danny-Quincy ME)
1927 Jim Lowe, Springfield Mass, DJ (WNEW) "King of Trivia"
1928 John Ingle, actor (Edward Quartermaine-General Hospital)
1928 Marvin Mitchelson, attorney
1929 Dick Williams, baseball player, manager (including Seattle 1986-87)
1929 Sally L Smith, educator/founder (Lab School of Wash)
1930 Aviard Gavrilovich Fastovets, Russia, cosmonaut
1930 Horst Bienek, German poet
1931 Teresa Brewer
1931 Teresa Brewer
1931 Teresa Brewer
1931 Teresa Brewer
1931 Teresa Brewer
1931 Gene [Rodman] Wolfe, US, sci-fi author (Soldier of Arete)
1931 Nel J Ginjaar-Maas, Dutch under-secretary of Education (VVD)
1931 Teresa Brewer, Toledo Ohio, singer (Put Another Nickel In)
1932 Hans Boskamp, [Johan HG Hoelscher], actor/producer (Oh My Papa)
1933 Johnny Unitas
1933 Johnny Unitas
1933 Johnny Unitas
1933 Johnny Unitas
1933 Johnny Unitas
1933 Johnny Unitas, NFL QB (Balt Colts, San Diego); one of the greats
1934 Ben Smith, Atlanta GA, PGA golfer (Ralphs Senior Classic-4th)
1934 Donald Russell Holler, composer
1934 Heinz Marti, composer
1934 Willard Scott, weatherman (Today)
1935 Kevin O'Connor, Honolulu Hawaii, actor (Bogie, Special Effects)
1936 Cornelius Cardew, composer
1938 Johnny Caldwell, Ireland, flyweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1956)
1939 Jimmy Ruffin, vocalist (What Becomes of Broken Hearted)
1939 Johnny Maestro, NY rock vocalist (Crests-16 Candles, Brooklyn Bridge)
1939 Marco St John, New Orleans La, actor (Rayford-Ball Four)
1939 Rudolphus FM "Ruud" Lubbers, director Dutch/CDA-premier (1982-94)
1939 Volker Braun, writer
1940 Armando Krieger, composer
1940 John Irvin, actor (Moment in Time)
1941 Grahame Bilby, cricketer (two Tests NZ v England 1966)
1943 Christopher Taylor White, rocker
1943 Peter Horak, jetboat jumper
1943 Rick West, [Richard Westwood], rocker (Brian Poole & Tremeloes)
1944 Alison Margaret Bauld, composer
1944 John Heard, actor (Pelican Brief, CHUD, Radio Flyer, Big)
1944 Sivi Aberg, actress (Batman TV show)
1945 Robin Strasser, NYC, actress (Dorian-One Life to Live, Another World)
1945 Wim A Mateman, Dutch MP (CDA)
1946 Bill Danoff, Springfield Mass, vocalist (Starland Vocal Band)
1946 Bill Kreutzmann, drummer (Grateful Dead)
1946 Richard L Brodsky, US lawyer/NY State Assemblyman (D) (1983- )
1948 Peter Wingfield, Wales, rocker/actor (Methos-Highlander)
1949 Marilyn Cole, Portsmouth England, playmate of the year (Jan, 1972)
1949 Stuart Marshall, director (Desire)
1950 Janis Ian, [Fink], NYC, rock vocalist (At 17, Society's Child)
1950 Prairie Prince, rocker (Tubes)
1951 David Whitton, campaigner
1951 Robert Hegyes, NJ, actor (Underground Aces, Welcome Back Kotter)
1952 Amy Heckerling, Bronx, dir (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Clueless)
1952 Derek Taylor, rocker (Let it Be, Beatles Anthology)
1955 Peter Reckell, Elkhart, actor (Days of our Lifes)
1957 [Christopher St John] "Sinjin" Smith, LA CA, volleyballer (Oly-96)
1957 Shauna McDonald Brown, TV producer
1959 Michael E Knight, Princeton NJ, actor (Date with Angel, All My Child)
1959 Robin L Freeman, St Charles MO, PGA golfer (1993 Northern Telecom-3rd)
1959 Tamara E Jernigan, Chattoonaga, PhD/astro (STS 40, 52, 67, 80)
1960 Arnon Ohad, co-pilot (El Al) plane that crashed on Bijlmer Amsterdam
1961 Linda Somers, Bitburg Germany, US marathoner (Olympics-31st-96)
1962 Robbie Knievel, daredevil, son of Evel (Chips Something Special)
1964 Leslie O'Neal, NFL defensive end (SD Chargers, St Louis Rams)
1964 Mustapha Zerqti, Moroccan/Neth writer (Ihtidaar hub fi el-mahd)
1964 Ronnie Harmon, NFL running back (SD Chargers, Tennessee Oilers)
1965 Reuben Davis, NFL defensive tackle (SD Chargers)
1966 Anderson Cummins, cricketer (in Packer's Valley Barbados & WI quickie)
1968 Joe King, NFL safety (Oakland Raiders)
1969 Katerina Maleeva, Bulgaria, tennis player (US Open Junior 1984)
1969 Melanie Valerio, 400m freestyle swimmer (Olympics-96)
1970 Edwin Zoetebier, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam)
1970 Mark Smith, Pasadena CA, outfielder (Baltimore Orioles)
1970 Sebastien Britten, Brossard Que, figure skater (1995 Canadian Champ)
1971 Cameron McFadzean, Melbourne VIC Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)
1971 Dave Karpa, Regina, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
1971 Jos‚ Munoz, WLAF offensive tackle (Rhein Fire)
1971 Rondell Jones, NFL safety (Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens)
1972 Chris Hayes, safety (NY Jets)
1972 John Holecek, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
1972 Vince Stewart, WLAF defensive tackle (Barcelona Dragons)
1973 Dameian Jeffries, NFL defensive end (NO Saints)
1973 Kristian Lundin, record producer
1974 Scott Whittaker, center/tackle (Oakland Raiders)
1975 Jason Tunks, London Ontario, discus thrower (Olympics-96)
1976 Nicholas Butcher, LA Ca, field hockey midfielder/forward (Olympics-96)
1977 Marko Milic, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns)
1987 Katie Danza, daughter of Tony & Tracy Danza

Events


1274 2nd Council of Lyons (14th ecumenical council) opens
1355 1,200 Jews of Toledo Spain killed by Count Henry of Trastamara
1416 Monk Nicolaas Serrurier arrested because of heresy at Tournay
1429 English siege of Orl‚ans broken by Joan of Arc
1579 Congress of Cologne forms in Netherlands
1624 Admiral Hermites conquering fleet reaches Callao the Lima, Peru
1638 Cornelis S Goyer takes possession of Mauritius (uninhabited)
1660 Isaack B Fubine of Savoy, in The Hague, patents macaroni
1663 Theatre Royal in Drury Lane London opens
1700 William Penn began monthly meetings for Blacks advocating emancipation
1727 Jews are expelled from Ukraine by Empress Catherine I of Russia
1748 French troops conquer Maastricht
1765 Adm Nelsons sailboat HMS Victory runs aground
1771 Samuel Hearne explores Copper Mine River of Canada
1775 Turkish state of Bukovina secedes from Austria
1789 1st inaugurational ball (for George Washington in NYC)
1792 Capt Robert Gray discovers Grays Harbor (Washington)
1800 Indiana Territory organized
1824 Beethoven's Ninth Symphony presented for first time.
1824 Beethoven's Ninth Symphony presented for first time.
1824 Beethoven's 9th (Chorale) Symphony, premieres in Vienna
1832 Greece becomes independent republic
1832 Otto of Bavaria is chosen king of Greece
1840 Tornado strikes Natchez Miss, kills 317
1847 American Medical Association organizes (Phila)
1848 Prussians stop insurrection in Varsovia
1856 Argentine & Brazilian sign a navigation pact
1861 Riot occurs between prosecessionist & Union supporters in Knoxville TN
1862 Battle of West Point, VA (Eltham's Landing, Barnhamsville)
1862 Much of Enschede Neth destroyed by fire
1864 Battle of Wilderness ends (total losses: USA-17,666; CSA-7,500)
1864 Skirmish at Port Walthall Junction Virginia (Drewry's Bluff)
1866 German premier Otto von Bismarck seriously wounded in assassin attempt
1867 Blacks stage ride-in to protest segregation in New Orleans
1873 US marines attack Panama
1875 German SS Schiller sinks near Scilly Islands, 312 killed
1877 Cin Enquirer, 1st uses term "Bullpen" to indicate foul territory
1885 John E W Thompson, named minister to Haiti
1888 Edouard Lalo's opera "Le roi d'Ys," premieres in Paris
1888 George Eastman patents "Kodak box camera"
1891 Battle in Bunyoro: Capt F Lugard stops Moslem rebellion, 300 killed
1902 Soufriere volcano on St Vincent kills 2-5,000
1904 Flexible Flyer trademark registered
1907 Charles Collier wins 1st Isle of Man TT Race: (38.22 mph)
1909 Construction begins on first 100 houses in Ahuzat Bayit (Tel Aviv)
1910 35th Preakness: R Estep aboard Layminster wins in 1:40.6
1912 Columbia University approves plans for awarding the Pulitzer Prize in several categories The award is established by Joseph Pulitzer
1913 British House of Commons rejects woman's right to vote
1914 US Congress establishes mother's day
1914 Woodrow Wilson's daughter Eleanor marries in White House
1915 Lusitania sunk by German submarine; 1198 lives lost
1917 Red Sox Babe Ruth beats Wash Senator Walter Johnson, 1-0
1920 USSR recognizes Georgia's independence
1921 47th Kentucky Derby: Charles Thompson on Behave Yourself wins 2:04.2
1922 Belgian soccer team defeats Netherlands: 1-2
1922 NY Giant Jesse Barnes no-hits Phillies, 2-0
1923 Mine strike at Belgian Borinage railroad
1924 Peruvian Torre forms APRA, Alianza Popular Revolutionaria Americana
1925 Phillies have their 8th game postponed in a row
1925 Pirate shortstop Glenn Wright makes an unassisted triple play
1927 San Francisco Municipal Airport (Mills Field) dedicated.
1927 San Francisco Municipal Airport (Mills Field) dedicated.
1927 SF Municipal Airport (Mills Field) dedicated
1928 England lowers age of women voters from 30 to 21
1928 Pulitzer prize awarded to Thornton Wilder for (Bridge of San Luis Rey)
1930 Duleepsinhji scores 333 for Sussex v Northants in 330 mins
1932 58th Kentucky Derby: Eugene James aboard Burgoo King wins in 2:05.2
1934 Neth Princess Juliana opens Juliana Canal
1934 Part of Khabarovsk becomes a Jewish Autnomous Region
1934 Pulitzer prize awarded to Sidney Kingsley (Men in White)
1934 World's largest pearl (6.4 kg) found at Palawan, Philippines
1938 64th Kentucky Derby: Eddie Arcaro aboard Lawrin wins in 2:04.8
1938 Dutch Minister of Justice Goseling calls fugitives of nazi-Germany "undesired strangers"
1939 Germany & Italy announced an alliance known as the Rome-Berlin Axis
1940 Winston Churchill becomes PM of Britain
1941 British House of Commons votes for Churchill (477-3)
1941 Cornerstone of B of A building at 300 Montgomery laid
1941 Glenn Miller records "Chattanooga Choo Choo" for RCA
1942 Battle of Coral Sea ends stopping Japanese expansion
1942 Nazi decree orders all Jewish pregnant women of Kovno Ghetto executed
1943 British 11th Huzaren occupies Tunis Tunisia
1943 Dutch men 18-35 obliged to report to labor camps
1943 Liberty Ship George Washington Carver, named after scientist, launched
1943 US 1st Armour division occupies Ferryville Tunisia
1943 US 9th Infantry division occupies Bizerta/Bensert Tunisia
1944 German assault on Tito's hideout in Drvar Bosnia
1945 World War II ends in Europe.
1945 World War II ends in Europe.
1945 Branch Rickey announces formation of the US Negro Baseball League
1945 British troops pull into Utrecht Neth
1945 Formal undertaking of complete German surrender
1945 Mauthausen Concentration Camp liberated
1945 Nazi generals Jodl & Von Friedenburg surrender
1945 Princess Irene Brigade moves into the Hague Neth
1945 Pulitzer prize awarded to John Hersey (Bell for Adano)
1945 SS open fire on crowd in Amsterdam, killing 22
1946 William H Hastie inaugurated as 1st black governor of Virgin Islands
1947 "Kraft Television Theater" premieres on NBC
1947 General MacArthur approves Japanese constitution
1947 Paraguayian govt unleashes contra revolt
1948 Nazi collaborator V-Mann Antonius van de Waals sentence to death
1949 75th Kentucky Derby: Steve Brooks aboard Ponder wins in 2:04.2
1951 Intl Olympic committee allows Russia to participate in 1952 Olympics
1951 Pulitzer prize awarded to Conrad Richter (The Town)
1953 "Can Can" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 892 performances
1953 Record 537-kg swordfish is caught by LE Marron, in Chile
1954 French surrender to Vietminh after 55-day siege at Dien Bien Phu
1954 US, Great-Britain & France reject Russian membership in NATO
1955 81st Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker aboard Swaps wins in 2:01.8
1955 USSR signs peace treaty with France & Great-Britain
1955 West Europe Union established
1956 Battle at Oran, Algeria, kills 300
1956 NY Giant Bill White, homers in his 1st at bat
1956 Pulitzer prize awarded to Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett
1957 Indians' pitcher Herb Score is hit by a line drive off Gil McDougald
1957 Maj Johnson, USAAF flies a Lockheed Starfight to 17.28 miles (27.8 K)
1958 Howard Johnson sets aircraft altitude record in F-104, 27,810 m
1959 "Roy Campanella Night" Largest baseball crowd (93,103 in LA Coliseum) sees Dodgers' Sandy Koufax beat Yankees 6-2 in exhibition
1960 "Christine" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 12 performances
1960 "Flower Drum Song" closes at St James Theater NYC after 602 perfs
1960 "From A to Z" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 21 performances
1960 86th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack on Venetian Way wins in 2:02.4
1960 Dodgers Larry & Norm Sherry are baseball's 10th brother battery
1960 LA Dodger Norm Sherry's 11th HR wins the game for brother Larry
1960 Leonid Brezhnev replaces Kliment Voroshilov as pres of USSR
1960 Michael Tal beats Botvinnik 12«-8« for world chess championship
1960 USSR announces Francis Gary Powers confessed to being a CIA spy
1961 "Young Abe Lincoln" closes at Eugene O'Neill NYC after 27 perfs
1961 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
1962 Pulitzer prize awarded to Theodore H White (Making of President 1960)
1962 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1963 Telstar 2 launched (apogee 6,700 miles).
1963 Telstar 2 launched (apogee 6,700 miles).
1963 Bruno Sammartino becomes WWF champ
1963 SETC Telstar 2 launched (apogee 6,700 miles (10,800 km))
1965 WAOW TV channel 9 in Wausau, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1966 92nd Kentucky Derby: Donald Brumfield aboard Kauai King wins in 2:02
1966 Mamas & Papas "Monday Monday" hits #1
1966 Yankees fire manager Johnny Keene
1967 Carol Mann wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open
1969 2nd ABA championship: Oakland Oaks beat Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 1
1969 Lt General Robert E Cushman, Jr, USMC, becomes deputy director of CIA
1970 "Long & Winding Road" becomes Beatles' last American release
1972 26th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 1
1972 Betty Burfeindt wins Sealy LPGA Golf Classic
1973 Pulitzer prize awarded to Eudora Welty (Optimist's Daughter)
1974 Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert Lowell (Dolphin)
1975 Flyers 3-Isles 4 (OT)-Semifinals-Flyers hold 3-1 lead
1975 Pres Ford declares an end to "Vietnam Era"
1975 Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 53 launched to study X-rays
1977 "Happy End" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 75 performances
1977 103rd Kentucky Derby: Jean Cruguet on Seattle Slew wins in 2:02.2
1979 5th UNCTAD-conference opens in Manila
1979 Gary Roenicke hits into Orioles 13th triple play (Oakland)
1980 Josip Tito, Yugoslav president, buried
1980 Samm-Art Williams' "Home," premieres in NYC
1982 "Is There Life after High School?" opens at Barrymore NYC for 12 perfs
1982 Federal jury rules NFL violates antitrust laws in preventing
1982 IBM releases PC-DOS version 1.1
1982 Oakland Raiders to move to LA
1982 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1983 109th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye on Sunny's Halo wins in 2:02.2
1983 August Hoffman performs record 29,051 consecutive sit-ups
1983 Bruins 4-Isles 8-Wales Conf Championship-Isles win series 4-2
1984 $180m out-of-court settlement reached in Agent Orange suit
1984 Sharon Barrett wins LPGA Potamkin Cadillac Golf Classic
1986 Bucharest wins 31st Europe Cup I
1986 Phillies outfielder Garry Maddox, retires
1987 105řF in Sacramento, CA
1987 Diane Chambers' (Shelley Long) final episode on Cheers
1988 114th Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens on Winning Colors wins in 2:02.2
1988 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1989 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Crestar Golf Classic
1989 Mark Merrony (Wales) cycles for 30 mins in Nepal at 21,030 feet
1989 Panamanian voters reject dictator Manuel Noriega's bid for presidency
1991 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1991 Haryana beat Bombay in the Ranji Cricket Trophy final by 2 runs
1992 5 NYC cops arrested in Hauppauge Long Island for selling cocaine
1992 Constitutional amendment barring mid-term congressional raises passes
1992 Jockey Angel Cordero retires after winning over 7,000 horse races
1992 US space shuttle STS-49 launched (maiden voyage of Endeavour)
1993 South Africa agrees to multi-racial elections
1994 120th Kentucky Derby: Chris McCarron on Go For Gin wins in 2:03.6
1994 Denver Nuggets become NBA's 1st #8 seed to beat a #1 seed (Seattle)
1994 Edvard Munchs painting "The Scream" recovered 3 months after stolen
1994 Gary Hart's girlfriend Donna Rice (36) weds Jack Hughes (42)
1994 Matlock actor Daniel Roebuck (30) weds Kelly Durst (24)
1995 "On the Waterfront" closes at Atkinson Theater NYC after 8 perfs
1995 Jacques Chirac wins French presidential election
1995 Michelle McGann wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
1995 Twins beat Indians 10-9 in 17 innings, 6 hours & 36 minutes
1996 Comedian Martin Lawrence suffers a nervous breakdown
1997 Expos scores 13 in 6th at Giants
1997 Galileo, 4th Ganymede Flyby (Orbit 8)

That's All....

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