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Saturday, July 28, 2018.



Birthdays


1165 Ibn al-'Arabi, Muslim mystic, philosopher.
1165 Ibn al-'Arabi, Muslim mystic, philosopher.
1165 Ibn al-'Arabi, Muslim mystic/philosopher
1456 Jacopo Sannazaro, Italian poet (Arcadia)
1514 Maximilian of Burgundy, viceroy of Holland
1609 Judith J Leyster, Dutch house painter, baptised
1719 Jan Nepveu, governor-general of Suriname (1769-79) [or Aug 27]
1745 Piotr A von der Pahlen, milt governor (St Petersburg)
1746 Thomas Heyward, soldier, signed Decl of Ind
1750 Philippe Fabre d'Églantine, France, poet/satirist/politician
1778 Charles Stewart, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1869
1804 Ludwig A Feuerbach, German philosopher (Man is what he eats)
1808 Charles Lucas, composer
1809 Ormsby McKnight Mitchel, astronomer/Major General (Union volunteers)
1813 Alberto Mazzucato, composer
1825 William Duncan Smith, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
1833 James Henry Lane, Brig General (Confederate Army) [or Jun 22 1814]
1835 Jose Garcia Robles, composer
1837 Christian Barnekow, composer
1844 Gerard Manley Hopkins, England, poet (Windhover)
1859 Balington Booth, founder (Volunteers of America)
1866 Beatrix Potter, English children's author (Tale of Peter Rabbit).
1866 Beatrix Potter, English children's author (Tale of Peter Rabbit).
1866 Beatrix Potter, England, children's author (Tale of Peter Rabbit)
1868 George Morren, Flemish painter/sculptor
1868 Thomas P Krag, Norwegian writer (Jon Graeff, Ulf Ran)
1870 Henri Jaspar, premier of Belgium (1927-31)
1872 Albert P Sarraut, Fren gov-gen of Indo-China (1911..19)/PM (1933/36)
1874 Ernst Cassirer, Germany, philosopher/educator (Essay on Man)
1887 Marcel Duchamp, French painter (Nude Descending a Staircase)
1890 Marie Lohr, Sydney Australia, actress (Pygmalion, Small Hotel)
1891 Ron Oxenham, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1928-32)
1892 Joe E Brown, Holgate Ohio, comedian (Buck Circus Hour)
1892 Petro Petridis, Greek composer (Isotope Suite)
1893 Rued Immanuel Langgaard, composer
1897 Emmy Arbous, [Emilia J Henke], Dutch actress (Little Rascal)
1900 Maurice Johnstone, composer
1901 Rudy Vallee
1901 Rudy Vallee
1901 Rudy Vallee
1901 Rudy Vallee
1901 Rudy Vallee
1901 Rudy Vallee, Vt, singer (Vagabond Dreams, My Time Is Your Time)
1901 Sandor Vandor, composer
1902 Richard Rogers
1902 Richard Rogers
1902 Richard Rogers
1902 Richard Rogers
1902 Richard Rogers
1902 Karl Raimund Popper, Austrian/British philosopher (Logic of Forschung)
1902 Kenneth F Fearing, US, poet (Dead Reckoning)
1903 Catherine Dale Owen, actress (Behind Office Doors), Louisville KY
1904 [John] Selwyn [Brooke] Lloyd, British statsman
1905 Charles William Hutton, architect
1906 Gottlob Frick, singer
1907 Earl S. Tupper, inventor of Tupperware.
1907 Earl S. Tupper, inventor of Tupperware.
1907 Earl S Tupper, inventor (Tupperware)
1907 Vivian Vance, Cherryvale Ks, actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy)
1908 Zbigniew Turski, composer
1909 Malcolm Lowry, English novelist (Under the Volcano)
1910 Bill Goodwin, SF Calif, announcer (Jolson Story, Burns & Allen)
1910 Clive Robertson Caldwell, British fighter pilot
1911 Ann Doran, Amarillo Tx, actress (Longstreet, Shirley)
1911 Gerhard Stoeck, Germany, javelin thrower (Olympic-gold-1936)
1912 Eleazar de Carvalho, Iguatú Brazil, conductor/tuba (Tiradentes)
1916 David Brown, NYC, director (Jaws, Planet of the Apes)
1916 Laird Cregar, Phila, actor (Charley's Aunt, Hangover Square)
1922 Jacques Piccard, Switzerland, undersea explorer (bathyscaph Trieste)
1923 Kent L Lee, US vice-admiral (WW II-Marianas/Palau)
1923 Mary Jane Odell, Iowa, secretary of state
1923 Michio Watanabe, politician
1924 Fred Fisher, cricketer (one Test for NZ v SA 1953)
1924 Peter James Frederick Green, CEO (LLoyd's of London)
1925 Bruce Matthews, newspaper executive
1925 Kenneth M Stewart, euro MP for Merseyside West
1925 Larry Pruden, composer
1928 Adrian Ratiu, composer
1929 Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
1929 Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
1929 Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, NY, 1st lady (1961-63)
1929 Remco [Wouter] Campert, Dutch literary/poet/son of Jan Campert
1930 Darryl Hickman, Hollywood Cal, actor (Human Comedy, Tea & Sympathy)
1931 Johnny Martin, Australian cricket left-arm chinaman bowler (60's)
1934 Jacques d'Amboise, Dedham Mass, ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Company)
1934 Norman D Shumway, (Rep-R-California, 1979- )
1937 Anthony Ward, writer
1937 Peter Duchin, NYC, pianist/bandleader (Peter Duchin Orch)
1938 Alberto Fujimoro, president of Peru (1990- )
1938 George Cummings, rocker (Dr Hook & Medicine Show)
1938 Robert Hughes, [Studley Forrest], Australia, writer/critic (Barcelona)
1939 Clem Cattini, rock drummer (Tornados London)
1940 Phil Proctor
1940 Phil Proctor
1940 Phil Proctor
1940 Phil Proctor
1940 Phil Proctor
1940 Phil Proctor, comedian (Firesign Theater)
1941 Riccardo Muti, Napoli Italy, conductor (Philadelphia Orch)
1943 Bill Bradley, Crystal Ms, NBA forward (Knicks, Oly-gold-64/Sen-D-NJ)
1943 Lawrence Elkins, football player FL (Houston Oilers)
1943 Mike Bloomfield, Chicago Ill, blues guitarist/singer (Analine)
1944 Daniel Morelon, France, 1K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)
1944 Mike Bloomfield, rocker
1945 Jim Davis
1945 Jim Davis
1945 Jim Davis
1945 Jim Davis
1945 Jim Davis
1945 Jim Davis, cartoonist (Garfield)
1945 Richard William Wright, rock guitarist (Pink Floyd-Brick in the Wall)
1945 Rick Wright, keyboardist of Pink Floyd
1946 Douglas H Bosco, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
1946 Jonathan Edwards, rocker
1946 Linda Kelsey, Minneapolis, actress (Billie-Lou Grant, Kate-Day by Day)
1947 Alexei Sergeyevich Borodai, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
1947 Barbara Ann Ferrell Edmondson, Miss, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1968)
1947 Elena Novikova-Belova, USSR, foils (Olympic-gold-1968)
1947 Miguelina Cobian, Santiago Cuba, 4x100m runner (Olympic-silver-1968)
1947 Sally Struther, Portland Oregon, actress (Gloria-All in the Family)
1948 Sally Struthers
1948 Sally Struthers
1948 Sally Struthers
1948 Sally Struthers
1948 Sally Struthers
1948 Andy Fraser, rocker
1948 Georgia Engel, Wash DC, actress (Georgette-Mary Tyler Moore Show)
1948 Sergei Bodrov, Khabarovsk Russia, director (Katala, Somebody to Love)
1949 Marilyn Quayle, wife of vice president Dan Quayle (1989-93)
1949 Simon Kirke, rock drummer (Bad Company)
1949 Steven Peregrine Took, rocker (T-Rex)
1949 Vida Blue, major-league pitcher (Cy Young & AL MVP 1971)
1951 Greg Gluffria, Wash DC, rock keyboardist (House of Lords-Sahara)
1952 Monique Vajiralongkorn, Crown Prince/Heir Apparent to Thailand throne
1952 Monique van de Ven, Dutch actress (Turkish Fruit)
1953 Steve Duncan, Knoxville Tn, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited)
1954 Ken Margolis, rocker (Mink DeVille)
1954 Steve Morse, rocker
1958 Terry Fox, runs "Marathon of Hope" across Canada.
1958 Terry Fox, runs "Marathon of Hope" across Canada.
1958 Terry Fox, Canadain one-legged marathoner (1980 Marathon of Hope)
1961 David Huff, rocker (Giant)
1961 Scott E Parazynski, Little Rock Ark, MD/astronaut (STS 66, 86, sk:95)
1962 Rachel Sweet, rocker
1963 Patrizia Pellegrino, Naples Italy, (Italy's Miss Teenager 1980)
1964 Bruce Wilkerson, NFL tackle (Jaguars, GB Packers-Superbowl 31)
1964 Dave Alexander, NFL center (NY Jets)
1967 Alex Galtcheniouk, hockey forward (Team Belarus, Olympics-1998)
1967 Lori Loughlin, Queens, actress (Edge of Night, New Kids, Full House)
1969 Corey Raymond, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
1969 Frank Lickliter, Middletown OH, Nike golfer (1993 White Rose-24th)
1969 Garth Snow, Wrentham Mass, US hockey goalie (Olympics-1994, Flyers)
1969 Jaimie Dawson, Geneva Switz, Canadian badminton player (Olympics-96)
1969 Jarrod Hanks, Lafayette LA, US gymnist (Olympic-92, 96)
1969 Wendi Simmons, Santa Rosa Calif, heptathlete
1970 Paul Strang, cricketer (Zimbabwe's 1st Test match leg-spinner, 1994-)
1971 Larry Kennedy, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
1972 Brenda Schultz, Netherlands, tennis star
1972 Elizabeth Berkley, Mich, actress (Jessie-Saved by the Bell, Showgirl)
1972 Manley Woods, NFL/WLAF receiver (Seattle Seahawks, Rhein Fire)
1972 Stacy Evans, WLAF defensive end (Rhein Fire)
1973 Nixon A McNamara McClean, West Indies cricket fast bowler (ODI 1996)
1973 Scott Bloom, Manhasset NY, actor (Keys, Stuff)
1977 Aki Berg, Turku Fin, NHL defenseman (LA Kings)
1979 Kimberly Whiting, Miss Idaho Teen USA (1997)

Events


Capricornid meteor shower, radiant in Capricorn.
Delta Aquarid meteor shower, radiant in Aquarius.
Capricornid meteor shower, radiant in Capricorn.
Delta Aquarid meteor shower, radiant in Aquarius.
388 Battle at Aquileja: Emperor Theodosius beats emperor Magnus Maximis
754 Pope Stephen II, [III] makes Pippin de Korte, King of France
1148 Crusaders attack Damascus
1402 Battle at Ancyra/Angora/Ankara: Timur Lenk beats sultan Bajezid I
1434 Navigator Gil Eanes leaves Cape Bojador for Lisbon
1540 English King Henry VIII marries Catharine Howard, his 5th wife
1579 Cardinal Granvelle returns to Madrid
1586 Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe.
1586 Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe.
1586 Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe
1588 Spanish Armada sails to overthrow England's Queen Elizabeth I
1609 Admiral George Somers settles in Bermuda
1635 Spanish marshal Piccolomini conquerors Schenkenschans
1683 Anne Stuart marries prince Georges of Denmark
1696 De Croissy succeeds Le Plectia as French minister of Finance
1708 Monarch Amengkurat II [Sunan Mas] of Mataram gives himself up to VOC
1717 Prussian king Frederik Willem I gives compulsory education to 5-12 yrs
1741 Capt Bering discovers Mount St Elias, Alaska
1742 Prussia & Austria sign peace treaty
1808 Mahmud II succeeds Mustafa IV as sultan of Turkey
1821 Peru gains its independence.
1821 Peru gains its independence.
1821 Peru declares independence from Spain (National Day)
1830 Revolution in France replaces Charles X with Louis Philippe
1849 "Memmon" is first clipper to reach SF, 120 days out of NY
1849 "Memmon" is first clipper to reach SF, 120 days out of NY
1849 Memmon is 1st clipper to reach SF, 120 days out of NY
1851 total solar eclipse captured on a daguerreotype photograph
1851 total solar eclipse captured on a daguerreotype photograph
1851 Total solar eclipse captured on a daguerreotype photograph
1858 1st use of fingerprints as a means of identification is made by
1858 Nadar takes 1st airborne photo (in a balloon)
1858 William Herschel of the Indian Civil Service in India
1862 Confederate forces defeated at More's Hill, Mo
1864 2nd day of battle at Deep Bottom Run Virginia
1864 Battle of Atlanta GA (Ezra Church)-second sortie US700 CS4642
1866 Metric system becomes a legal measurement system in US
1866 Metric system becomes a legal measurement system in US
1866 Metric system becomes a legal measurement system in US
1868 14th Amendment ratified, citizenship to exslaves.
1868 14th Amendment ratified, citizenship to exslaves.
1868 14th Amendment ratified, grants citizenship to ex-slaves
1882 Opera "Parsifal" is produced (Beirut)
1883 Shocks triggered by volcano Epomeo (Isle of Ischia, Italy) destroyed 1,200 houses at Casamicciola killing 2,000
1886 English Salisbury govt forms
1887 NY Ranger center Mark Messier signs with Vancouver for $20M for 3 yrs
1896 City of Miami incorporated
1898 Spanish troops in Ponce, Puerto Rico, surrender
1898 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Retired Colourman"(BG)
1900 The Hamburger is created by Louis Lassing in Connecticut
1900 The Hamburger is created by Louis Lassing in Connecticut
1900 Hamburger created by Louis Lassing in Connecticut
1906 Yankees turn triple-play, beat Cleveland 6-4
1911 96°F (35.6°C) in De Bilt Netherlands
1913 12th Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)
1914 Austria-Hungary attacks Serbia - World War I begins.
1914 Austria-Hungary attacks Serbia - World War I begins.
1914 Foxtrot 1st danced at New Amsterdam Roof Garden (NYC, by Harry Fox)
1914 Minister of Navy W Churchill routes British fleet to Scapa Flow
1914 World War I began when Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia
1915 10,000 blacks march on 5th Ave (NYC) protesting lynchings
1915 US forces invade Haiti, stays until 1924
1917 Silent Parade in NYC to protest murders of blacks in race riots
1919 Vrije Vakbewegings Internationale (VVI) forms in Amsterdam
1926 US & Panamanian pact about safeguard of Panama Canal
1928 9th Olympic Games open in Amsterdam
1929 Chicago Cardinals become 1st NFL team to train out of state (Mich)
1930 114°F (46°C), Greensburg, Kentucky (state record)
1931 Congress makes The Star-Spangled Banner our 2nd National Anthem
1931 Congress makes The Star-Spangled Banner our 2nd National Anthem
1931 Congress makes "Star-Spangled Banner" our 2nd national anthem
1931 White Sox score 11 in 8th to beat Yankees 14-12
1932 President Hoover evicts bonus marchers from their encampment.
1932 President Hoover evicts bonus marchers from their encampment.
1932 Battle between unemployed war veterans & federal troops, 4 die
1932 Pres Hoover evicts bonus marchers from their encampment
1933 1st Singing Telegram is delivered (to Rudy Vallee).
1933 1st Singing Telegram is delivered (to Rudy Vallee).
1933 1st singing telegram delivered (to Rudy Vallee), NYC
1933 NFL divides into (2) 5 team divisions
1933 Spain recognizes the USSR
1934 118°F (48°C), Orofino, Idaho (state record)
1935 Belgium's Romain Maes, wins Tour de France
1937 Eddie Paynter scores 322 for Lancashire against Sussex
1937 Richard Moore scores 316 for Hampshire against Warwickshire
1938 34,000-ton Cunard-White Star liner Mauretania launched at Birkenhead
1938 Bradman scores 202 Aust v Somerset, 225 mins, 32 fours
1939 5th Dutch govt of Colijn falls
1940 Radio Orange, London begins
1940 Yankee Charlie Keller hits 3 HRs to beat White Sox 10-9
1942 Nazis liquidate 10,000 Jews in Minsk Belorussia Ghetto
1942 Zionists partisans ZOB forms in Poland
1943 Italian Facist dictator Benito Mussolini resigns
1943 Pres FDR announces end of coffee rationing in US
1944 Hitler routes 4 division of South France to Normandy
1944 US 8th Army corp occupies Coutances France
1945 Japanese premier Suzuki disregards US ultimatum to surrender
1945 US Army B-25 crashes into 79th floor of Empire State Bldg, 14 die
1945 US Senate ratifies UN charter 89-2
1947 Iuliu Maniu's Boer party becomes forbidden in Romania
1948 I G Farben chemical plant explodes in Ludwigshafen, Germany, 182 die
1951 "Kiss Me, Kate" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 1077 perfs
1951 Walt Disney's "Alice In Wonderland" released
1952 Rogers Hornsby replaces Luke Sewell, as Cincinnati Reds manager
1954 Ernest Blochs 4th string quartet, premieres
1957 Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance (Steve Allen Show)
1957 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
1957 White Sox' James Landis struck out 5 times in a game
1958 Baltimore Colts wins NFL-championship
1959 Great-Britain starts using postal codes
1959 Hawaii's 1st US election sends 1st Asian-Americans to Congress
1960 Republican National convention selects Richard Nixon as candidate
1962 19 die in a train crash in Steelton Pa
1962 Mariner I launched to Mars falls into Atlantic Ocean
1963 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
1964 Ranger 7 launched to the moon; sends back 4308 TV pictures.
1964 Ranger 7 launched to the moon; sends back 4308 TV pictures.
1964 England all out 611 in reply to Australia's 8-656 Match a draw
1964 Ranger 7 launched toward the Moon; sent back 4308 TV pictures
1965 LBJ sends 50,000 more soldiers to Vietnam (total of 125,000)
1967 Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) (England) closes down
1971 16 time gold glover Brook Robinson commits 3 errors in 6th inning
1971 Dutch ends censorship of "Blue Movie"
1972 39th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Dallas 20, All Stars 7 (54,162)
1973 Skylab 3's astronauts are launched
1973 Skylab 3's astronauts are launched
1973 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1973 Jane Blalock/Sandra Palmer wins Lady Angelo's 4-Ball Golf Tournament
1973 Skylab 3's astronauts (Bean, Garriott & Lousma) launched
1974 69 die when packed bus strikes heavy truck (Belem, Brazil)
1974 Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA Wheeling Ladies Golf Classic
1976 Eldon Joersz & Geo. Morgan set world airspeed record of 3,530 kph
1976 Eldon Joersz & Geo. Morgan set world airspeed record of 3,530 kph
1976 242,000 die in Tientsin-Tangshan (China) 8.2 earthquake
1976 8.2 & 7.4 earthquake devastate Tangsha, China (240-750,000 die)
1976 Eldon Joersz & Geo Morgan set world air speed record of 3,530 kph
1976 White Sox John Odom (5 inn) & Francisco Barrios (4 inn) no-hits A's
1977 1st oil through the TransAlaska Pipeline System reach Valdez, Alaska
1977 Roy Wilkins turn over NAACP leadership to Benjamin L Hooks
1977 Test Cricket debut of Ian Botham v Aust Trent Bridge, 5-74 1st innings
1978 600,000 attend Watkins Glen Summer Jam in NY
1978 At Old Timer's Game it's announced Martin will again manage Yankees
1978 Price of gold tops $200-an-oz level for 1st time
1978 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1979 Dave Kingman becomes 6th to have a 2nd 3 HR game
1979 France performs nuclear Test
1980 Peru adopts constitution, Fernando Belaúnde Terry becomes president
1983 AL Pres Lee MacPhail threw out umpire's decision & allows
1983 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1983 George Brett's 2 run HR against Yanks on July 24 (pine tar game)
1983 NASA launches Telstar-3A
1984 23rd modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles
1985 13th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley
1985 Alan García sworn in as president of Peru
1985 L Brock, Slaughter, A Vaughan, & H Wilhelm inducted into Hall of Fame
1986 Bomb attack in East Beirut, 25 killed
1986 NASA releases transcript from doomed Challenger, pilot Michael Smith could be heard saying, "Uh-oh!" as spacecraft disintegrated
1987 42nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Laura Davies
1987 Angel Cordero Jr becomes 4th jockey to win 6,000 races
1988 IBM announces price hike on older models
1988 Israeli diplomats arrive in Moscow for 1st visit in 21 years
1988 Jordan cancels $1.3 billion development plan in West Bank
1988 Winnie Mandella's home in Soweto, South Africa destroyed by arson
1988 Yanks' Tommy John makes 3 errors on 1 play yet beats Brewers 16-3
1989 Braves Dale Murphy, hits 2 3-run HRs in an inning, 14th man to hit 2 HRs in an inning. Also ties record of 6 RBIs in an inning
1989 Cards' Vince Coleman is caught stealing ends record streak at 50
1989 NASA's Lewis Research Center, Cleve, announce new high-temperature superconductors able to operate at 33 to 37 Gigahertz
1990 Alberto Fujimoro installed as president of Peru
1990 Blackout hits Chicago
1991 "Gypsy" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 105 performances
1991 12th US Seniors Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus
1991 29th Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Nottingham England (2-1)
1991 Buffalo Bills beat Phila Eagles, 17-13 in American Bowl in Wembley
1991 Dennis Martinez pitches the 15th perfect game in baseball history
1991 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Bay State Golf Classic
1991 Miguel Indurain of Spain wins Tour de France bicycle race
1992 Ground breaking of Fla Marlins 7,500 seat spring training stadium
1993 Mariner Ken Griffey Jr is 3rd to hit HRs in 8 straight games
1994 Baseball players decide to strike on Aug 12, 1994
1994 Last steel beam is placed on Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
1994 Texas Ranger Kenny Rogers pitches baseball's 12th perfect game
1995 Art Modell's rep begins secrets talks to move team to Baltimore
1996 NY Yankee Darryl Strawberry hits his 300th HR
1996 Vicki Fergon wins LPGA Micelob Light Heartland Golf Classic
1997 Mark Messier signs with Vancouver Canucks
1997 Peter Graf, father of Steffi, enters German jail for tax evasion
2061 31st recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

That's All....

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