Thursday, July 5, 2018.


1546 Johann Steuerlein, composer
1654 Antonio Maria Pacchioni, composer
1729 Claudio M da Costa, Brazilian poet
1755 Sarah Kemble Siddons, Brecon England, tragic actress (Fatal Marriage)
1764 Janos Lavotta, composer
1775 William Crotch, composer
1781 Stamford Raffles, founder (Singapore)
1793 Pavel I Pestel, Russian officer
1794 Sylvester Graham, inventor of the Graham cracker
1794 Sylvester Graham, inventor of the Graham cracker
1794 Sylvester Graham, developed graham cracker
1801 David G Farragut, American naval hero, in Knoxville Tenn
1801 David G Farragut, American naval hero, in Knoxville Tenn
1801 David Glasgow Farragut, Tenn, Vice Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1870
1810 P.T. Barnum, showman.
1810 P.T. Barnum, showman.
1810 Phineas Taylor Barnum, Bethel Conn, circus promoter (Barnum & Bailey)
1828 Paul J C Gabriel, painter/water colors painter/etcher
1843 Mandell Creighton, English bishop/historian
1847 Agnes Marie Jacobina Zimmermann, composer
1852 Stefano Gobatti, composer
1853 Cecil John Rhodes, South Africa, politician/diamond merchant
1857 Clara Zetkin, German women's rights advocate/communist
1858 Maria J "Marie" Bakker, Dutch actress
1867 Andrew Ellicott Douglass, Dendrochronologer (study of tree rings)
1868 William H Singer, US painter/collector (Singer Museum, Laren)
1874 Gerhard von Keussler, composer
1877 Wanda A Landowska, Warsaw Poland, harpsichordist (Musique Ancienne)
1878 Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/conductor/composer
1879 Dwight Filley Davis, US Sect of War/donated tennis' Davis Cup
1879 Volkmar Andreae, Swiss conductor/composer (Tonhalle Orchestra)
1880 Jan Kubelik, composer
1881 Augustyn Hlond, Polish cardinal
1885 Andr Lhote, French painter/art historian (Trait du paysage)
1886 Felix Timmermans, Flemish writer/painter/cartoonist (Pallieter)
1886 Willem Drees, PM of Netherland (PvdA, 1948-58)/Indonesia (AOW)
1889 Jean Cocteau
1889 Jean Cocteau
1889 Jean Cocteau
1889 Jean Cocteau
1889 Jean Cocteau
1889 Jean Cocteau, France, writer/artist/director (Le Potamak, Orphe)
1891 John Northrop, US biochemist, crystallized enzymes (Nobel 1946).
1891 John Northrop, US biochemist, crystallized enzymes (Nobel 1946).
1891 John Northrop, US, biochemist, crystallized enzymes (Nobel 1946)
1895 Gordon Jacob, composer
1897 Paul Ben-Haim, [Frankenburger], Munich Germany, Israeli composer
1899 Anna Arnold Hedgeman, social activist (NYC cabinet)
1899 Domingo Santa Cruz Wilson, composer
1899 Marcel Achard, French screen/playwright (Jean de la Lune)
1900 Bernardus J Cardinal Alfrink, cardinal of Utrecht Netherlands
1902 Frank Waters, writer
1902 Henry Cabot Lodge, (Sen-R)/ambassador (VP candidate 1960)
1903 Irwin Fischer, composer
1904 Don Goddard, Binghamton NY, news anchor (ABC Evening News 1958-59)
1904 Franz Adolf Syberg, composer
1904 Harold Acton, English/Italian historian/art collector
1904 Milburn Stone, Bruton Ks, actor (Doc-Gunsmoke)
1905 Isa Miranda, [Ines Sampietro], Italian model/actress (La ronde)
1905 Jock Cameron, South African cricket keeper (captain)
1909 Andrei Gromyko, diplomat.
1909 Andrei Gromyko, diplomat.
1909 Andrei Gromyko, USSR, diplomat/USSR President (1985-89) [7/18 NS]
1910 Robert K Meston, US sociologist (functionalism)
1911 Georges Pompidou, banker/premier/president France
1913 Smiley Lewis, Louisiana, vocalist (I Hear You Knockin')
1914 Jacob Soetendorp, Dutch rabbi
1917 Glenn Reeves, Massillon OH, actor (Defending Your Life)
1918 George Rochberg, Paterson NJ, composer (Concord Quartet)
1920 Issachar Miron, composer
1923 John McKay, WV, football coach (USC, Tampa Bay, 5X Rose Bowl champ)
1924 Beverly Tyler, Scranton Pa, actress (Fireball, Lorelei-Big Town)
1924 Jans Starker, Budapest Hungary, cellist (Chic Symph 1953-58)
1926 Jans Starker, Hungarian cellist.
1926 Jans Starker, Hungarian cellist.
1926 Haya van Someren-Downer, 2nd Member of parliament (Dutch Lib Party)
1926 Jans Starker, Budapest, cellist
1926 Kenneth Gaburo, composer
1927 W M Diggelmann, writer
1928 Warren Oates, Depoy Ky, actor (East of Eden, Stoney Burke)
1929 Graham Anthony Richard Lock, cricketer
1929 Katherine Helmond, Galveston Tx, actress (Soap, Mona-Who's the Boss)
1929 Mary Maxwell Gates, philanthropist/mother of Bill Gates
1929 Tony Lock, cricketer (highly successful England slow lefty bowler)
1930 Tommy Cook, Duluth MN, actor (Missile to the Moon)
1930 Yutaka Makino, composer
1931 James "Jimmy the Gent" Burke, criminal
1932 Edgar Louis Vanderstegen Millington Drake, painter
1933 Terence Cooper, Northern Ireland, actor (Casino Royale)
1935 Edward McInnes, German scholar
1936 Shirley Knight, Goessei Kansas, actress (Endless Love, Secrets)
1937 Brooke Hayward, LA Calif, author (Haywire)
1937 Frouwke J Laning-Boersema, Dutch politician (CDA) 2nd Chamber
1937 Nita M Lowey, (Rep-D-New York)
1938 Stanley Joel Silverman, composer
1940 Karen Shepherd, (Rep-D-Utah)
1941 Barbara Frischmuth, writer
1942 Ada J Bas-Jansen, Dutch MP (CDA)
1944 Robbie Robertson, [Jamie], Toronto Canada, rock guitarist (Band)
1945 Curtis Blefary, baseball player (1965 AL rookie of year)
1945 Dick Scoppettone, rocker
1945 Jeffrey Kramer, NYC, actor (Ted Stein-Struck by Lightning)
1948 Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Wash DC, daughter of Richard Milhaus
1949 Benny Stolovitz, fictional character on LA Law
1950 Gary Matthews, baseball player (1973 NL rookie of year)
1950 Huey Lewis, rocker
1950 Michael Monarch, LA Calif, rock guitarist (Steppenwolf)
1951 Huey Lewis
1951 Huey Lewis
1951 Huey Lewis
1951 Huey Lewis
1951 Huey Lewis
1951 Geert Jan Hessing, Dutch rock drummer (Catapult)
1951 Huey Lewis [Hugh Cregg], NYC, vocalist (& the News-Need a New Drug)
1951 Richard "Goose" Gossage, relief pitcher (Yankees, Padres, A's)
1952 David Dreier, (Rep-R-Calif, 1981- )
1952 Michael Don McNabb, composer
1952 Terence Tom Henricks, Bryan Oh, USAF/astronaut (STS 44, 55, 70, 78)
1954 John Wright, NZ cricketer (opening batsman 1978-92)
1955 Michael Gismondi, rock saxophonist (Michael Stanley Band)
1956 James Lofton, NFL wide reciever (Bills, Packers, Raiders)
1958 Meredith Ann Pierce, US, sci-fi author (Darkangel)
1958 Patsy Pease, Winston-Salem NC, actress (Kimberly-Days of Our Lives)
1959 Marc Cohn, singer (Walking in Memphis)
1959 Patricia Pease Jeffers, NC, actress (Kimberly-Days of our Life)
1959 Tim Shaw, cricketer (South African ODI slow lefty 1991)
1959 Veronica Guerin, journalist
1964 Mark H Lascells, grandson of English princess Mary
1964 Salim Raza, UAE cricket all-rounder (1996 World Cup)
1965 Lucy Han, Hartford, Conn, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-7th-1994)
1967 Tim Worrell, Pasadena Calif, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
1968 Molly Brock, Berkeley Calif, rower (Olympics-96)
1968 Nate Singleton, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers)
1968 Shahid Anwar, cricketer (Pakistani all-rounder 1996 England tour)
1969 Haylea Petrie, Australian softball outfielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
1969 John Leclair, St Albans VT, NHL forward (Team USA, Philadelphia)
1969 John Oostendorp, Iowa City Iowa, 220 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Oly-96)
1969 Joshua Crayton, Redondo Beach Calif, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
1970 Doug Bochtler, West Palm Beach FL, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
1970 Maureen Lee, Melbourne Australia, golfer
1971 Donna Faber, East Orange NJ, tennis star
1972 Michael Bays, Enrico Calif, actor (Bronx Zoo, Days of Our Live)
1972 Robert Esmie, Jamaica, Canadian 4X100m runner (Olympics-gold-96)
1972 Tatsuhito Takaiwa, wrestler (NJPW)
1973 Christy Rowe, St Paul Minn, soccer defender (Olympics-96)
1973 Michael Sykora, Pardubice CZE, NHL defenseman (Sharks, Oly-gold-98)
1975 Ai Sugiyama, Tokyo Japan, tennis star
1975 Chris Gratton, Brantford, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1975 Christoph Brandner, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
1975 Todd Macdonald, Charlestown, NHL goalie (Florida Panthers)
1978 Carmen Kempt, Miss Canada Universe (1997)
1983 ?, Roanoke Va, Baby girl born to a mother brain dead for 84 days


Earth at aphelion.
Earth at aphelion.
649 St Martin I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
767 Duke of Nepi names his brother (leek) Pope Constantine II
1054 Brightest supernova (Crab Nebula) 1st reported
1294 Pietro del Murrone elected as Pope Coelestinus V
1295 Scotland & France sign anti-English covenant
1436 German emperor Sigismund signs peace with Hussieten
1450 Pope Nicolas V names Walraven van Meurs bishop of Mnster
1596 English fleet under the earl of Essex plunder Cadiz
1626 Battle at Lenz: Rebel Austrian Boers defeated
1643 1st recorded tornado in US (Essex County, Massachusetts)
1687 Isaac Newton's PRINCIPIA published by Royal Society in England
1687 Isaac Newton's PRINCIPIA published by Royal Society in England
1687 Isaac Newton's PRINCIPIA published by Royal Society in England
1750 Slave revolt on Curaao
1791 Jos Mara Narvez discovers Point Grey (now Vancouver BC)
1808 Battle of Buenos Aires
1809 -6) Battle of Wagram - Napoleon beats archduke Charles
1811 Venezuela gains independence from Spain.
1811 Venezuela gains independence from Spain.
1811 Venezuela, 1st South American country to gain independence from Spain
1814 Americans defeat British & Canadians at Chippewa, Ontario
1830 France invades Algeria, begins a 40 year conquest
1832 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin departs Rio de Janeiro
1834 Provisional government forms in Oregon Country
1841 Thomas Cook opens 1st travel agency
1843 Committee of 9 appointed to establish civil govt in Oregon Country
1859 Captain N.C. Brooks discovers the Midway Islands.
1859 Captain N.C. Brooks discovers the Midway Islands.
1859 Capt N C Brooks discovers Midway Islands
1861 Battle of Carthage, MO - US Gen Sigel attacks pro-secessionist
1863 Battle of Jackson, MS & Battle of Birdsong Ferry, MS
1864 Battle of Smith's Expedition, MS (Tupelo, Harrisburg)
1865 William Booth founds the Salvation Army, in London, England.
1865 William Booth founds the Salvation Army, in London, England.
1865 Great Britain delegate's world 1st maximum speed laws
1865 Secret Service began operating under the Treasury Department
1871 Trial against Kiowa chief Satanta (White Bear) & Big Tree, begins
1884 German consul-general Gustav Nachtigal takes possession of Cameroon
1884 US Congress accept 2nd Chinese Exclusion Act
1891 Hail kills 6 horses in Rapid City, SD
1900 Compulsory education law passes Dutch 1st Chamber
1902 Australia won the one & only Test Cricket played at Sheffield
1904 Giants 18-game winning streak ends as Phillies win 6-5 in 10 inn
1913 Queen Wilhelmina meets SDAP-leader Troelstra
1914 Boston Braves are 15 games back in NL, & win World Series
1914 Germany offers Austria war aid to fight against Russia in Serbia
1919 32nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: S Lenglen beats Chambers (10-8 46 97)
1919 Red Sox Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a game for his 1st of 72 times
1922 1st general election in Netherlands
1922 Uprising of social righteousness in Rio de Janeiro
1922 Women 1st vote in Dutch elections, Christian parties win
1924 Military revolt in Sao Paulo Brazil
1929 42nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (61 62)
1929 WOWO-AM, Indiana returns to air, 1 day after transmitter burns down
1930 50th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bill Tilden beats W Allison (63 97 64)
1932 Antonio de Oliveira Salazar becomes premier/dictator of Portugal
1933 German party Catholic Center disbands
1935 first Hawaii Calls radio program is broadcast.
1935 first Hawaii Calls radio program is broadcast.
1935 1st "Hawaii Calls" radio program is broadcast
1935 1st time brothers on opposing teams hit HRs, Tony & Al Cuccunello
1935 Chicago Cubs are 10 games back in NL, & go on to win the pennant
1935 FDR signs National Labor Relations Act
1936 120F (49C), Gannvalley, South Dakota (state record)
1937 117F (47C), Medicine Lake, Montana (state record)
1937 Chicago Cub Frank Demaree gets 6 hits in 1st game & 2 in 2nd game
1937 Joe DiMaggio's 1st grand slammer
1937 Republican offensive by Brunete in Spain
1938 Herb Caen gets his first column in the S.F. Chronicle.
1938 Herb Caen gets his first column in the S.F. Chronicle.
1938 Herb Caen's 1st column in SF Chronicle
1940 Diplomatic relations broken between Britain & Vichy govt in France
1941 German occupiers disband political parties
1942 1st performance of Heitor Villa-Lobos' Choros 6/9/11
1942 Ian Fleming graduates from a training school for spies in Canada
1943 Battle of Gulf of Kula
1943 Battle of Koersk, USSR begins (6,000 tanks)
1943 Liberator bombers sink U-535 in Gulf of Biskaye
1943 US invasion fleet (96 ships) sails to Sicily
1944 first rocket airplane flown
1944 first rocket airplane flown
1944 Harry Crosby takes 1st rocket airplane, MX-324, for maiden flight
1945 Labour Party wins British parliamentary election
1946 Louis Reard's bikini swimsuit design debuts at Paris fashion show
1947 "Barefoot Boy with Cheek" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 108 perfs
1947 54th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Margaret Osborne beat Doris Hart (62 64)
1947 Larry Doby signs with Cleveland Indians-1st black player in AL
1948 Britain's National Health Service Act begins
1949 NY Giants purchase Monty Irvin & Henry Thompson, their 1st blacks
1950 Law of Return passes allowing all Jews rights to live in Israel
1950 Law of Return passes allowing all Jews rights to live in Israel
1950 Law of Return passes, guarantees all Jews right to live in Israel
1951 Junction transistor invention announced, Murray Hill, NJ
1951 Junction transistor invention announced, Murray Hill, NJ
1951 Dodgers sweep the Giants & lead by 7 games (Giants will win pennant)
1951 Dr William Shockley invents junction transistor (Murray Hill NJ)
1952 "Of Thee I Sing" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 72 performances
1952 59th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats L Brough (75 63)
1953 Jackie Pung wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1953 WANC TV channel 21 in Asheville, NC (IND) begins broadcasting
1954 B-52A bomber made its maiden flight
1954 Last day of Test Cricket for Khalid Hassan aged 16 yrs, 356 days
1955 English harbor strike ends
1956 France raises tobacco tax 20% due to war in Algeria
1957 71st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Lew Hoad beats Ashley J Cooper (62 61 62)
1957 Tom Graveney scores 258 v West Indies at Trent Bridge
1958 65th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Althea Gibson beats A Mortimer (86 62)
1958 J Pengel forms govt/Emanuels premier of Suriname
1959 Ben-Gurion's Israeli govt resigns
1959 Indonesia restores constitution
1959 Jack Gelber's "Connection," premieres in NYC
1960 Mongolia adopts constitution
1961 80 die in collisions in Algiers
1961 KUSD TV channel 2 in Vermillion, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting
1961 St Louis Cardinal Bill White hits 3 HRs & a double
1962 96 murder at massacre in Oran, Algeria
1962 Algeria gains independence after 132 years of French rule
1962 Mantle hits 2 homers en route to 4 consecutive homers
1963 1st Beatle tune to hit US charts, Del Shannon "From Me to You" at #87
1966 NYC transit fare rises from 15 to 20
1966 National Guard mobilizes in Omaha after 3rd night of rioting
1966 Saturn I rocket launched at Cape Kennedy
1967 Congo uprising under Belgian mercenary Jean Schramme
1968 "Manifest of 1000 words" published in Prague
1968 82nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche (63 64 62)
1968 John Lennon sells his psychedelic painted Rolls-Royce
1968 Phila 76'ers trade Wilt Chamberlain to LA Lakers
1969 83rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats J Newcombe (64 57 64 64)
1969 Rolling Stones play a free concert in London's Hyde Park
1970 25th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
1970 Air Canada DC-8 crashes 7 miles from Toronto's airport killing 109
1971 26th amendment certified (reduces voting age to 18)
1971 Simon Gray's "Butley," premieres in London
1972 Pierre Messmer appointed French premier
1973 "Live & Let Die," James Bond film premieres
1973 Isle of Man begins issuing their own postage stamps
1973 Maj Gen Juvenal Habyarimana becomes president of Rwanda
1973 Rwanda military coup under general-major Habyalimana
1973 Test Cricket umpiring debut of H D "Dickie" Bird v NZ at Leeds
1974 81st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Olga Morzova (60 64)
1975 Cape Verde Islands independent, 500 years under Portuguese rule
1975 Cape Verde Islands independent, 500 years under Portuguese rule
1975 89th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Arthur Ashe beats J Connors (61 61 57 64)
1975 Cape Verde Is gain independence after 500 years of Portuguese rule
1977 Pakistan's army, led by Gen Mohammad Zia ul-Haq, seizes power
1978 Soyuz 30 is launched
1978 Soyuz 30 is launched
1978 Soyuz 30 spacecraft touches down in Soviet Kazakhstan
1978 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1980 87th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Evonne Goolagong beats C Evert (61 76)
1980 94th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bjrn Brg beats McEnroe (16 75 63 67 86)
1981 9th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Jan Stephenson
1981 Premier Begin's Likud party wins Israeli elections
1981 Rajan Mahadevan recites 31,811 digits of from memory
1981 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1982 Challenger flies to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas
1982 ICC Trophy record p/ship, 257 Schoonheim/Liffman, Hol v Malay
1983 France invades Algeria
1983 NJ Devils purchase AHL Maine Mariners as their farm team
1983 Woman gives birth to baby 84 days after brain death (Roanoke, VA)
1984 Supreme Court weakens 70-year-old "exclusionary rule"-evidence seized with defective court warrants can now be used in criminal trials
1985 117F (47C), St George, Utah (state rec) (103 spread, UT 1985)
1985 Premier Mugabe wins Zimbabwe elections
1985 Nicholas Mark Sanders (England) begins circumnavigation of globe, covering 13,035 road miles in 78 days, 3 hr, 30 min
1986 93rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats H Mandlikova (76 63)
1986 Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway sets 10K woman's record (30:13.74)
1986 Nancy Reagan cuts red, white & blue ribbon; reopens Statue of Liberty
1986 Statue of Liberty is reopened after it is refurbished
1987 101st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Pat Cash beats Ivan Lendl (76 62 75)
1987 A's Mark McGwire is 1st rookie to hit 30 HRs before All Star break
1987 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
1988 Malcolm Marshall takes 7-22 at Old Trafford, England all out 93
1989 Barry Bond's HR sets father-son (Bobby) HR record at 408
1989 Mark McGwire's gets 100th HR, 2nd fastest (1400 at bats) (to Kiner)
1989 Rod Stewart hits his head while on stage & knocks himself out
1989 South-African Pres Pieter Botha visits ANC leader Nelson Mandela
1989 Toronto Blue Jays are 10 games back in AL, & go on to win AL East
1990 Zina Garrison upsets Steffi Graf in Wimbledon semi-finals
1991 Colorado Rockies & Florida Marlins given final approval by owners
1991 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1991 Lillian Cucuzza wins name Florida baseball team contest (Marlins)
1992 106th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Agassi beats Ivanisevic (67 64 64 16 64)
1992 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
1992 Sixto Durn Balln elected president of Ecuador
1993 A's Rickey Henderson is 2nd to hit leadoff homers in doubleheader
1993 Kurd guerrilla's murder 32 villager in East Turkey
1993 Richard Chelimo run world record 10 km (27:07.91)
1994 Boxer Buster Douglas comes out of a diabetic coma
1994 US changes refugee policy, by sending Haitian boat people back
1995 Columbia U beats Hartferd College to be 1st US to win Henley Regatta
1996 A's scores 13 in 1st vs Angels
1996 NY Yank John Weteland ties Lee Smith's record of 19 consecutive saves
1997 104th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beats Jana Novotna
1997 NY Yanks withdraw Kenny Rogers & Mariano Duncon deal for SD Padre
1998 53rd US Women's Open Golf Championship at Blackwolf Run GC, Kohler WI

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