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Saturday, July 21, 2018.



Birthdays


1515 St Philippus Nerius, [Philippo Neri], Italian merchant/priest
1620 Jean Picard, French astronomer
1664 Matthew Prior, English poet
1676 Anthony Collins, English philosopher (A discourse on free-thinking)
1693 Thomas Pelham-Holles 1st duke of Newcastle, Engl minister of finance
1706 Pierre Lyonet, zoologist/cryptologist (Anatomy of Wilgehoutrups)
1748 Louis-Henry Paisible, composer
1758 Elizabeth Hamilton, author (Cats: A Celebration)
1762 Willem GF Bentinck, Dutch earl/politician/organist
1779 Gottlob Wiedebein, composer
1797 Franz Schoberlechner, composer
1802 David Hunter, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1804 Victor Schoelcher, Guadeloupe, abolished french slavery
1810 Henri V Regnault, French physicist/chemist
1815 Stewart Van Vliet, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1901
1816 Paul Julius Baron von Reuter, founded Reuters news service
1817 John Gilbert, painter/illustrator
1817 Joseph K Barnes, Major General (Union Army), died in 1883
1821 Vasile Alecsandri, Romania, poet/ Foreign Minister/diplomat
1822 Ludwig Theodore Gouvy, composer
1826 James Gillpatrick Blunt, Major General (Union volunteers)
1828 John Rutter Brooke, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1832 Henrietta Marie Morse King, cattlewoman
1848 E. Weyr --1896
1848 E. Weyr --1896
1848 E. Weyr --1896
1848 E. Weyr --1896
1848 E. Weyr --1896
1856 Harry A P Eyres, British diplomat (Constantinople, Albania)
1856 Louise Blanchard Bethune, 1st US woman architect
1857 A S C Wallis, [Adle SC von Antal-Opzoomer], Dutch writer
1863 C[harles] Aubrey Smith, London England, actor (Prisoner of Zenda)
1864 Frances Folsom Cleveland, 1st lady (1885-89, 93-97)
1865 Robert Kahn, composer
1885 Frances Parkinson Keyes, novelist (Dinner at Antoine)
1886 John-French Cantr, Flemish wood carver/painter/cartoonist
1888 Jacques Feyder, [Frdrix], Belg/French actor/director (Anna Christie)
1892 Anton Schnack, German writer/poet
1892 Gijsbert Friedhoff, architect (tax office Wibautstraat, Amsterdam)
1892 Lenore Ulric, US actress (Notorious, Better Woman) [or 1894]
1893 Hans Fallada, writer
1895 H G "Nummy" Deane, South African cricket Test captain (1927-31)
1895 Ken Maynard, Texas, cowboy/actor/producer (Bigfoot)
1896 Jean Rivier, Villemomble France, composer (Vnitienne)
1898 Ernest Willem Mulder, composer
1898 Sara Carter, Virginia, vocalist/guitarist (Carter Family)
1899 Ernest Hemingway, never asked for whom the bell tolled...
1899 Ernest Hemingway, never asked for whom the bell tolled...
1899 Ernest Hemmingway, Oak Park, for whom the bell tolled... (Nobel 1954)
1899 Hart Crane, US, poet (Bridge)
1901 Allyn Joslyn, Milford Pa, actor (They Won't Forget, Cafe Society)
1902 Belcampo, [Herman P Schnfeld Wichers], Dutch writer
1903 Theodore Karyotakis, composer
1905 Diana Trilling, writer
1906 Daniel Ayala Perez, composer
1907 Ross Alexander, Brooklyn NY, actor (Boulder Dam, Capt Blood)
1909 Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards, Egyptologist
1911 Marshall McLuhan, writer (The Medium is the Massage).
1911 Marshall McLuhan, writer (The Medium is the Massage).
1911 Jozef Cyrankiewicz, premier Poland (1947..70)
1911 Marshall McLuhan, Canada, writer (Medium is the Massage)
1914 Philippe Aris, French historian
1915 Duke of Norfolk
1915 Floyd McDaniel, blues singer/guitarist
1915 Maurice Laing, English contractor/multi-millionaire
1920 Isaac Stern, violinist
1920 Isaac Stern, violinist
1920 Constantly, [A Nieuwenhuys], painter (Uprising of Homo Ludens)
1920 Isaac Stern, Kreminiecz Russia, violinist (debut SF Symph)
1920 Manuel Valls Gorina, composer
1921 Billy Taylor, Greenville NC, orch leader (David Frost Show)
1922 Kay Starr
1922 Kay Starr
1922 Kay Starr
1922 Kay Starr
1922 Kay Starr
1922 Kay Starr, Dougherty Okla, singer (Rock & Roll Waltz, Club Oasis)
1923 Henny Alma, [Hendrika den Broek], Dutch actress (Soldier of Orange)
1924 Don Knotts
1924 Don Knotts
1924 Don Knotts
1924 Don Knotts
1924 Don Knotts
1924 Don Knotts, Morgantown WV, actor (Amdy Griffth Show, 3's Company)
1925 Al Checco, Pittsburgh PA, actor (Extreme Close-up)
1925 Lovro Zupanovic, composer
1926 Norman Jewison
1926 Norman Jewison
1926 Norman Jewison
1926 Norman Jewison
1926 Norman Jewison
1926 Gerald Ian Lacey, architect/town planner
1926 Karel Reisz, director (Everybody Wins, Isadora, Who'll Stop the Rain)
1926 Norman Jewison, director (Moonstruck, ...and Justice For All)
1926 Paul Burke, New Orleans, actor (Thomas Crown Affair) [or Jan 21]
1927 Stefan Niculescu, composer
1930 Gene Alec Littler, San Diego CA, PGA golfer (1961 US Open)
1931 Leon Schidlowsky, composer
1933 Brigitte Reimann, writer
1933 John C Gardner, scholar/writer (Grendel, Sunlight Dialogues)
1934 Chandu Borde, cricket batsman (55 Tests for India 1959-67)
1934 Edolphus Towns, (Rep-D-New York, 1983- )
1935 Julian Pettifer, English TV-host
1935 Kaye Stevens, Pitts, singer/comedienne (Jerry Lewis Show)
1938 Anton Emil Kuerti, composer
1938 Janet Reno, US attorney general (1993- )
1938 Les Aspin, (Rep-D-Wisc, 1971-93)/Minister of Defense (1993-94)
1940 James E Clyburn, (Rep-D-South Carolina)
1941 Jim Bates, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
1942 Fred Hetzel, NBA star (SF, Cincinnati, Milwaukee Bucks)
1942 Kim Fowley, Philippines/US rock vocalist/producer/songwriter
1942 Patricia Elliot, Gunnison Co, actress (Renee-Empire, One Life to Live)
1943 David Downing, NYC, actor (Backstairs at the White House)
1943 Edward Herrmann, Wash DC, actor (Day of the Dolphin, Reds)
1943 Jerry McGee, New Lexingon OH, PGA golfer (1975 Pensacola Open)
1944 Buchi Emecheta, Nigerian/English writer (Price of Bride)
1944 Paul Wellstone, (Sen-D-Minnesota)
1944 Tony Scott, director (Top Gun, Revenge, Days of Thunder)
1945 Alton Maddox, NY black activist/attorney (Tawana Brawley case)
1945 Barry Richards, extraordinary cricket batsman (4 Tests for S Africa)
1945 Geoff Dymock, Australian cricket left-arm pace bowler (1974-80)
1945 Leigh Lawson, Atherston England, actress (Fire & Sword, Charlie Boy)
1946 Kenneth Starr
1946 Kenneth Starr
1946 Kenneth Starr
1946 Kenneth Starr
1946 Kenneth Starr
1946 Barry "Bean" Whitwam, rocker
1946 Zbigniew Kaczmarek, Poland, lightweight (Olympic-gold-1976)
1947 Cat Stevens, [Yusaf Islam], rock vocalist (Peace Train, Father & Son)
1947 Chetan Chauhan, Indian cricket opener (Gavaskar's partner for a while)
1947 John J Duncan Jr, (Rep-R-Tennessee)
1947 Wendell Burton, San Antonio Tx, actor (Lucas-New Dick Van Dyke Show)
1948 Cat Stevens
1948 Cat Stevens
1948 Cat Stevens
1948 Cat Stevens
1948 Cat Stevens
1948 Art Hindle, Halifax Nova Scotia, actor (Jeff-Dallas, Berrengers)
1948 Garry Trudeau, political cartoonist (Doonesbury)
1949 Ludmila Smirnova, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic-silver-1972)
1950 Larry Tolbert, rock drummer (Raydio)
1951 Diana Dennis, Portland Oregon, body builder (Women Physique World)
1951 Doug Collins, US, basketball player (Olympic-silver-1972)
1951 Slick Watts, NBA (Seattle SuperSonic)
1952 Robin Williams, actor, comedian (Good Morning Vietnam, Mork).
1952 Robin Williams, actor, comedian (Good Morning Vietnam, Mork).
1952 Robin Williams, Chicago Ill, comedian (Mork & Mindy, Awakenings)
1955 Henry Preistman, rocker (Christians-Harvest the World)
1955 Tacho Ocheriski, singer (Putting on the Ritz)
1957 Jon Lovitz
1957 Jon Lovitz
1957 Jon Lovitz
1957 Jon Lovitz
1957 Jon Lovitz
1957 Jon Lovitz, Tarzana Calif, actor (SNL, League of their Own, Critic)
1959 Stuart Young-Black, Cheshire England, Canadian equestrian (Oly-96)
1960 Lance Guest, Saratoga Calif, actor (Lance-Lou Grant)
1960 Matt Mulhern, Phila, actor (Biloxi Blues)
1961 Don Wilson, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
1961 Henry Ellard, NFL wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
1961 Jim Martin, Oakland CA, rock guitarist (Faith No More-Real Thing)
1962 Ike Eisenmann, Houston Tx, actor (Scott-Fantastic Journey)
1964 Susan Swift, Houston Tx, actress (Chisholms)
1965 Mike Bordick, Marquette MI, infielder (Oakland A's)
1966 Larisa Neiland, Lvov Ukraine, tennis star (1996 Essen winner)
1967 Lance Painter, Bedford England, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
1967 Tore Meinecke, West Germany, tennis star
1968 Brandi Chastain, San Jose Calif, soccer forward (Olympics-96)
1968 Christian Perthaler, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
1968 Dina Ammaccapane, Bayport NY, LPGA golfer (1994 Sara Lee Classic-4th)
1968 Johnnie Barnes, NFL wide receiver (Pitts Steelers, Amsterdam Admirals)
1968 Lyle Odelein, Quill Lake Sask, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, Montreal)
1968 Robert Anthony Gamez, Las Vegas NV, PGA golfer (1990 Nestle)
1970 Bryce Florie, Charleston FLA, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
1970 Steven "Scrappy" Segaloff, New Haven, Conn, rower (Olympics-5th-1996)
1972 Dennis Military man, soccer player (Sparta/Vitesse)
1972 Joe Rudolph, NFL guard (Phila Eagles)
1972 Kimera Bartee, Omaha NE, outfielder (Detroit Tigers)
1972 Lilach Parisky, Israel, Women's foil fencer (Oly-1996)
1972 Martin Miller, CFL safety (BC Lions)
1972 Shinjiro Otani, wrestler (NJPW)
1973 Ali Landry, Louisiana, Miss Universe-USA (1996)
1973 Stephen Clarke, Sutton Coldfield Engld, Canada swimmer (Oly-br-92, 96)
1973 Steve Taneyhill, WLAF QB (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1974 Andrea L'Huillier, Miss Universe-Chile (1996)
1975 Mike Sellers, CFL defensive end (Edmonton Eskimos)
1975 Ravindra Pushpakumara, Sri Lankan cricketer (Test pace bowler)
1977 Allison Wagner, 200m/400m medley swimmer (Olympics-silver-96)
1977 Sarah Biasini, daughter of actress Romy Schneider
1978 Kyoko Iwosoki, Japan, 100m breaststroke swimmer (Oly-gold-92, 96)
1988 Hatty Jones
1988 Hatty Jones
1988 Hatty Jones
1988 Hatty Jones
1988 Hatty Jones

Events


230 St Pontianus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
365 Alexandria hit by Earthquake; about 50,000 die
866 John appointed bishop of the kingdom
905 Holy Roman Catholic emperor Louis III captured
976 Emperor Otto II gives earl Leopold I, East Bavaria
1320 Count Louis of Nevers marries 8-year old daughter of Philips V
1542 Pope Paul III begins inquisition against Protestants (Sactum Officium)
1568 Battle at Jemmingen: Alva's troops beat Dutch rebellion
1579 Mechelen surrenders to duke of Parma
1588 English fleet defeats Spanish armada
1595 Alvara Mendana discovers Marquesas Island
1669 John Lockes Constitution of English colony Carolina approved
1730 States of Holland put death penalty on "sodomy"
1749 Pieter Steyn becomes pension advisor of Holland
1773 Pope Clemens XIV bans Jesuits
1774 Peace of Ktsjk Kainardji (end Russian-Turkish War)
1798 Napoleon Bonaparte wins Battle of Pyramids in Egypt
1825 Java princess Dipo Negoro/Mangkubumi declare war on all non-islamics
1831 Belgium gains its independence.
1831 Belgium gains its independence.
1831 Belgium gains independence from Netherlands, Leopold I made king
1836 1st Canadian RR opens, between Laprairie & St John, Qubec
1846 Mormons found 1st English settlement in Calif (San Joaquin Valley)
1861 1st major battle of Civil War ends (Bull Run), Va-South wins
1866 Cholera-epidemic kills hundreds in London
1867 City Gardens on Folsom opens
1873 World's 1st train robbery, by Jesse James.
1873 World's 1st train robbery, by Jesse James.
1873 Jesse James & James Younger gang's 1st train robbery (Adair Iowa)
1877 -27] US army breaks railroad strike
1880 Compressed air accident kills 20 workers on Hudson River tunnel, NY
1884 1st Test Cricket match played at Lord's
1896 National Federation of Afro-American Women & Colored Women's
1897 Tate Gallery opens in England
1898 Spain cedes Guam to US
1900 Pope Leo XIII encyclical to Greek-Melkite rite
1904 After 13 years, the 4,607-mile Trans-Siberian railway is completed
1904 Camille Jenatzy sets world auto speed record at 65.79 MPH
1919 Anthony Fokker's establishes airplane factory at Hamburg & Amsterdam
1919 Dirigible crashes through bank skylight killing 13 (Chicago, Ill)
1921 Indians (9) & Yankees (7) hit a record 16 doubles
1923 Phillies score 12 in 6th & beat Cubs 17-4
1925 Monkey Trial ends-John Scopes found guilty of teaching Darwinism
1928 1st woman to win an olympic gold medal - Halina Knonpacka of Poland
1930 110F (43C) at Millsboro, Delaware (state record)
1930 US Veterans Administration forms
1931 Reno race track, becomes 1st in US to use daily double wagering
1933 Haifa Harbor in Palestine opens
1934 113F (45C), near Gallipolis, Ohio (state record)
1938 Paul Hindemith & Leonide Massines ballet premieres in London
1940 Soviet Union annexes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania.
1940 Soviet Union annexes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania.
1940 Soviet Union annexes Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
1940 VARA-management accepts Rost of Tonningens demands
1941 200 Jewish Torahs are burned in Ukraine
1941 Himmler orders building of Majdanek concentration camp
1942 8 die as coal waste heap slides in river valley near Oakwood, Va
1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies to France, meets Montgomery
1944 General Koiso becomes premier of Japan
1944 US forces land on Guam to get rid of Japanese invaders
1944 Von Kluge warns Hitler of impending collapse of front in Normandy
1945 Detroit Tigers & Phila A's play 24 inning 1-1 tie
1946 Jsus T Pierol becomes 1st native born Puerto Rican governor
1947 Indonesia begins 1st political election
1948 WSPD TV channel 13 in Toledo, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
1949 Senate ratifies North Atlantic Treaty by a vote of 82-13 (NATO)
1951 Dalai Lama returns to Tibet
1952 7.8 earthquake shakes Kern County Calif, 14 killed
1952 Premier Ghavam es-Sultaneh of Persia, resigns
1954 At Geneva, France agrees to independence of North & South Vietnam
1955 1st sub powered by liquid metal cooled reactor launched-Seawolf
1956 Cin Red pitcher Brooks Lawrence loses after 13 straight wins
1956 US performs atmospheric nuclear Test at Enwetak
1957 1st black to win a major US tennis tournament (Althea Gibson)
1957 39th PGA Championship: Lionel Hebert at Miami Valley GC Dayton Ohio
1957 Marilynn Smith/Fay Crocker wins Hot Springs 4-Ball Golf Tournament
1959 First atomic powered merchant ship, Savannah, christened.
1959 First atomic powered merchant ship, Savannah, christened.
1959 1st nuclear powered merchant ship, NS Savannah, christened, Camden NJ
1959 Red Sox are last team to use a black player (Pumpsie Green)
1960 Country of Katanga forms in Africa
1960 In Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) Sirima Bandaranaike is world's 1st woman PM
1960 Francis Chichester arrive in NY aboard Gypsy Moth II, setting record of 40 days for a solo Atlantic crossing
1961 Mercury 4 is launched into sub-orbital flight
1961 Mercury 4 is launched into sub-orbital flight
1961 Launch of Mercury 4 (Liberty Bell) with Grissom
1962 160 civil right activists jailed after demonstration in Albany Ga
1962 Battles on Chinese & Indies boundary
1963 45th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 279 at Dallas AC Dallas
1964 Arnold Long takes 11 catches in the match for Surrey v Sussex
1964 Mildred Simpson runs female world record marathon (3:19:33)
1964 Neth last whaling ship Willem Barents Sea sold to Japan
1965 Gemini 5 launched atop Titan V with Cooper and Conrad
1965 Gemini 5 launched atop Titan V with Cooper and Conrad
1965 Pakistan, Iran & Turkey sign Regional Co-Operation pact
1966 Gemini X returns to Earth
1966 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1968 50th PGA Championship: Julius Boros shoots a 281 at Pecan Valley TX
1968 Carol Mann wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
1968 Jan Janssen wins Tour de France: 1st Dutchman
1969 Independence Day, celebrated in Belgium.
1969 Neil Armstrong steps onto the moon at 02:56:15 GMT. "It's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
1969 Independence Day, celebrated in Belgium.
1969 Neil Armstrong steps onto the moon at 02:56:15 GMT. "It's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
1969 Neil Armstrong steps on Moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT)
1969 Russia's Luna 15 impacts moon after 52 lunar orbits
1970 Huge Aswan Dam opens in Egypt
1970 Libya orders confiscation of all Jewish property
1970 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1970 Clay Kirby has a no-hitter going for 8 inn, but is lifted for a pinch hitter, Reliever Jack Baldschun gives up 3 hits & Padres lose, 3-0
1971 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1972 2 passenger trains collide head-on killing 76 (Seville, Spain)
1972 27.5 cm rainfall at Fort Ripley, Minnesota (state record)
1972 Bloody Friday: 22 IRA-bombs explode in Belfast
1972 Dodgers release & end career of pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm
1972 In NY, 57 murders occur in 24 hours
1973 Braves Hank Aaron hits Ken Brett's fastball for his 700th HR
1973 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Atoll un the Pacific
1973 USSR launches Mars 4 for fly-by (2600 km) of red planet
1974 29th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Sandra Haynie
1974 Eddy Merckx wins his 5th Tour de France
1974 House Judiciary approves 2 Articles of Impeachment against Pres Nixon
1975 Billy Martin fired as Texas Rangers manager
1975 NY Met Felix Milan hits 4 singles; erased by Joe Torres 4 double plays
1976 "Guys & Dolls" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 239 performances
1976 1st outbreak of "Legionnaire's Disease" kills 29 in Phila
1977 Libyan-Egyptian border fights
1977 Sri Lanka premier Bandaranaike loses election
1978 Bolivia milt coup under general Juan Pereda, pres Hugo Banzer flees
1978 US Postal Service & unions agree on a contract averting mail strike
1978 World's strongest dog, 80-kg St Bernard, pulls 2909-kg load 27 m
1979 108th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots a 283 at Royal Lytham
1979 National Women's Hall of Fame (Seneca Falls, NY) dedicated
1980 Jean-Claude Droyer climbs Eiffel Tower in 2 hrs 18 mins
1981 Australia set 130 to win, all out 111 at Headingley Willis 8-43
1982 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1983 Polish govt ends 19 months of martial law
1983 Storm cuts short Diana Ross' free concert in NY's Central Park
1983 US announces Lebanon freed American hostage David Dodge
1984 1st documented case of a robot killing a human in US
1984 Marita Koch of E Germany sets world women's mark for 200m, 21.71s
1984 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
1985 "Leader of the Pack" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 120 perfs
1985 114th British Golf Open: Sandy Lyle shoots a 282 at Royal St George
1985 Amina Fakir (Detroit), 23, crowned 18th Miss Black America
1985 Bernard Hinault wins his 5th & last Tour de France
1985 Judy Clark wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1986 Barbara Palacios Teyde, 22, of Venezuela, crowned 35th Miss Universe
1986 Pleasure Island plans unveiled
1987 Kristi Addis, of Mississippi, crowned 5th Miss Teen USA
1988 ESA's Ariane-3 launches 2 communications satellites (1 Indian)
1988 Mass Gov Michael Dukakis accepts Democratic nomination for president
1989 Eastern Airlines submits a reorganization plan to creditors
1989 Greg LeMond (US) wins Tour de France in fastest time
1989 Mike Tyson KOs Carl Williams in 1:33 for heavyweight boxing title
1990 Goodwill Games opens in Seattle Wash
1990 Pink Floyds' "Wall" is performed where Berlin Wall once stood
1991 120th British Golf Open: Ian Baker-Finch shoots 272 at Royal Birkdale
1991 Betsy King wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
1991 Sharmell Sullivan (Gary Indiana), 20, crowned 23rd Miss Black America
1991 Ferguson Jenkins, Gaylord Perry, Rod Carew, Tony Lazzeri, & Bill Veeck are elected into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY
1993 Angela Kennedy swims world record 50 m butterfly stroke (26.93)
1995 Brian Lara completes a pair for West Indians v Kent
1995 KC Royals set club-record of 22 singles in 15 innings
1996 125th British Golf Open: Tom Lehman shoots a 271 at Royal Lytham
1996 Dottie Pepper wins LPGA Friendly's Golf Classic
1996 Wayne Gretzky signs a 2 year deal with NY Rangers
1997 200-year-old USS Constitution sails under its own power
1997 NY Yank Mike Whiton held in Milwaukee on charges of sexual assault

That's All....

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