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Monday, August 13, 2018.



Birthdays


1422 William Caxton, 1st English printer (Histories of Troy)
1617 Johann A Quenstedt, German Lutherian theologist
1655 Johann Christoph Denner, invented the clarinet.
1655 Johann Christoph Denner, inventor (clarinet)
1655 Johann Christoph Denner, invented the clarinet.
1692 Anton Simon Ignaz Praelisauer, composer
1704 Lorenzo Fago, composer
1717 Christoph Nichelsmann, German composer
1721 Francis Ireland, composer
1747 Adrien-Joseph van Helmont, composer
1748 Pieter L van de Kasteele, Dutch politician/patriot
1802 Nikolaus Lenau, Hungary, German poet (Faust, Die Albigenser)
1814 Anders Jonas ngstr”m, Sweden, physicist (spectroscope)
1817 Karoly Thern, composer
1818 Lucy Stone, pioneer in Woman's Rights.
1818 Lucy Blackwell-Stone, US abolitionist (US Woman's Suffrage Assn)
1818 Lucy Stone, pioneer in Woman's Rights.
1819 George Gabriel Stokes, physicist/mathematician (spectroscope)
1820 George Grove, London, England, biblical scholar/misicographer
1820 Joseph Alberdingk Thijm, [Pauwels Foreestier], poet (Dietsche Warande)
1826 William Thomas Best, composer
1831 Salomon Jaoassohn, composer
1840 Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (Eros)
1841 Unaarrimin, cricketer (played cricket as Johnny Mullagh)
1851 John Lincoln Clem, Drummer (Union volunteers), died in 1937
1860 Annie Oakley, straight shooter.
1860 Annie Oakley, Drake Ohio, frontierswoman (Buffalo Bill's Wild West)
1860 Annie Oakley, straight shooter.
1867 Rudolf Georg Binding, German songwriter/writer (Legenden Der Zeit)
1867 William A Craigie, Scottish lexicographer (Skotlands Rimur)
1871 Karl Liebknecht, German revolutionary marxist (Sparta Party)
1878 Leonid Vladimirovich Nikolayev, composer
1878 Salomon "Sam" de Wolff, Dutch zionist/socialist theorist
1879 John N Ireland, English composer/pianist (Mai-Dun)
1881 Jacqueline [Pierrette] R van Stuwe, [Eline v S], Dutch author
1884 Jo van Ammers-Kller, playwright (Rebellions)
1886 Jacob Pierneef, South Africa, painter
1888 John Logie Baird, Scotland, inventor (father of TV)
1890 [Lavinia] Marian Fleming Poe, black US advocate in Virginia
1894 Ferdinand Sassen, Dutch philosopher/director
1894 Leonid Alexeyevich Polovinkin, composer
1895 Bert Lahr
1895 Bert Lahr
1895 Bert Lahr
1895 Bert Lahr
1895 Bert Lahr
1895 Bert Lahr, [Irving Lahrheim], US comic/actor (Lion-Wizard of Oz)
1895 Robert Burton, actor (Dr Gordon-Kings Row)
1896 Leo[nhard] Pappenheim, conductor
1898 Jean Borota, France, tennis champ (35 Wimbeldons between 1922-64)
1899 Alfred Hitchcock
1899 Alfred Hitchcock
1899 Alfred Hitchcock
1899 Alfred Hitchcock
1899 Alfred Hitchcock
1899 Alfred Hitchcock, London, director (Psycho, Birds, Rear Window)
1901 Ian Whyte, composer
1902 Bartoes, [Albertus J Wijstma], cabaret performer/comic
1902 Felix Wankel, Germany, inventor (Wankel rotary-piston engine)
1902 Lord Sainsbury of Drury Lane, president (J Sansbury Pics)
1902 Regis Toomey, Pitts Pa, actor (Burke's Law, Petticoat Junction)
1903 Wilton Graff, St Louis MO, actor (Bloodlust, Just Before Dawn)
1904 Charles "Buddy" Rogers, Olathe KS, actor (Wings)
1906 Mogens Klitgaard, Danish author (Ballade p† Nytorv)
1907 Alfred Alwin Felix Krupp, Essen Germany, arms manufacturer
1908 Gene Raymond, NYC, actor (Paris 7000, Fireside Theater)
1909 John Beal, Joplin MO, actor (10 Who Dare, I Am the Law, Amityville 3D)
1909 Wilhelmina Von Bremen, US 4X100 relay sprinter (Olympic-gold-1932)
1912 Ben Hogan, Dublin Tx, PGA golfer (US Open 1950, 51, 53)
1912 Jan Peeters, Dutch water colors painter/monumental artist
1912 Max Croiset, playwright/director/actor (Dog of Flanders, Little Ark)
1912 Metten Koornstra, Dutch painter/graphic artist
1912 Rita Johnson, Worcester Mass, actress (Honolulu, All Mine to Give)
1912 Salvador E Luria, Italian/US biologist (Nobel prize 1969)
1913 Anatoly Vasilyevich Bogatiryov, composer
1913 Francisco Escudero, composer
1913 Liesbeth Askonas, concert agent
1913 Lord Oram, British MP (Labour)
1913 Makarios III, [Michail Moeskos], archbishop/president Cyprus
1914 Richard Basehart, actor (Voyage to Bottom of the Sea)
1918 Denis Smallwood, British air chief marshal
1918 Frederick Sanger, England, biochemist (Nobel 1958, 1980)
1918 John Bunting, senior civil servant
1919 George Shearing
1919 George Shearing
1919 George Shearing
1919 George Shearing
1919 George Shearing
1919 Rex Humbard, televanglist
1920 Charlie Alfred Galbraith, jazz trombonist
1920 George Shearing, London, blind pianist/composer (Lullabye of Byrdland)
1921 Neville Brand, Kewanee IL, actor (DOA, Eaten Alive, Fire, Mohawk)
1924 John Milne, CEO (Blue Circles Industries)
1925 Benny Bailey, jazz trumpeter
1925 Leslie Joseph, QC
1926 Fidel Castro
1926 Fidel Castro
1926 Fidel Castro
1926 Fidel Castro
1926 Fidel Castro
1926 Fidel Castro Ruz, Mayari, Oriente, Cuba, dictator (1959- )
1929 Pat Harrington, Jr.
1929 Pat Harrington, Jr.
1929 Pat Harrington, Jr.
1929 Pat Harrington, Jr.
1929 Pat Harrington, Jr.
1929 Augustyn Bloch, composer
1929 Charles Lyon, gen-sect (Transport Salaried Staffs Association)
1929 Michael Beavis, deputy cmdr-in-chief (Allied Forces Central Europe)
1929 Pat Harrington Jr, NYC, actor (Danny Thomas Show, 1 Day at a Time)
1930 Don Ho
1930 Don Ho
1930 Don Ho
1930 Don Ho
1930 Don Ho
1930 Don Ho, Hawaii, ukulele player (Tiny Bubbles)
1930 Heino Jurisalu, composer
1930 Marquess Camden
1931 Bernard Manning, British comedian
1931 Norman Read, NZ, 50K walker (Olympic-gold-1956)
1931 Roy Evans, general sect (British Iron & Steel Trade Confederation)
1933 Jocelyn Elders, US Surgeon General (-1994)
1933 Madhur Jaffrey, cookbook writer/actress (Shakespeare Wallah)
1934 Gary Davidson, US sports league founder (ABA, WHA, WFL)
1934 Leifur Thorarinsson, composer
1935 Rod Hull, entertainer
1939 Saul Steinberg, artist (The Art of Living)
1940 Ann Armstrong Dailey, founder (Children's Hospice Intl)
1940 Timothy Wood, British govt asst whip
1941 Jim Barnes, Tuckerton Ark, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1964)
1942 Robert Lee Stewart, Wash DC, Brig Gen US Army/astronaut (STS 41B, 51J)
1942 Sheila Armstrong, soprano
1943 Gary Ilman, US, 100m freestyle (Olympic-4th-1964)
1943 Susan Jameson, actress (Secret World of Polly Flint)
1943 Yuri Fedorovich Isaulov, Russia, cosmonaut
1944 David Mahler, composer
1944 Kevin Tighe, LA CA, actor (Newsie, Another 48 Hours, K-9)
1945 Robin Jackman, cricketer (England medium-pacer early eighties)
1947 Gretchen Corbett, Camp Sherman Ore, actress (Beth-Rockford Files)
1948 Kathleen Battle, Portsmouth Ohio, soprano (Shephard-Tannh„user)
1948 Mosiuoa Patrick "Terror" Lekota, South African UDF/ANC-leader
1948 Tony Santini, rocker (Sha Na Na)
1949 Bobby Clarke, Manitoba, NHL player/coach (Phila Flyer)
1949 Peter J Visclosky, (Rep-D-Indiana, 1985- )
1949 Sheralee, Ft Lauderdale Fla, vocalist (Your Hit Parade)
1950 Andr‚ van de Berg, actor/director (Transport)
1951 Dan Fogelberg
1951 Dan Fogelberg
1951 Dan Fogelberg
1951 Dan Fogelberg
1951 Dan Fogelberg
1951 Dan Fogelberg, Peoria Ill, rocker (Same Auld Lang Syne)
1951 Gwen Cheeseman, Harrisburg Pa, field hockey goalie (Oly-bronze-1984)
1951 Jeff Altman, comedian/actor (Nurses, Pink Lady, Soul Man)
1952 Marie Helvin, model/actress (Children)
1953 Jimmy McCulloch, rocker (Wings)
1954 Lincoln Diaz-Balart, (Rep-R-Florida)
1955 Betsy King, Reading PA, LPGA golfer (1990 US Women's Open)
1958 David W Feherty, Bangor N Ireland, PGA golfer (1994 New England-2nd)
1958 Feargal Sharkey, rocker (Undertones-Never Never, Good Heart)
1958 Scott Hamilton, Toledo Ohio, figure skater (Oly-gold-1984)
1959 Bruce French, cricketer (England wicketkeeper in 16 Tests 1986-88)
1959 Danny Bonaduce, actor (Danny-Partridge Family)/Chicago DJ (WLUP)
1959 Mark Nevin, rocker (Fairground Attraction-Find My Love)
1961 Bettine Vriesekoop, Dutch table tennis star
1961 Dawnn Lewis, actress (Jaleesa-Different World)
1961 Neil Mallender, cricketer (England pace bowler in two Tests 1992)
1962 Adam Kase, Socorro NM, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Alberta Open-3rd)
1963 Elizabeth Bourland, Costa Rica, US 3x20 rifle (Olympics-7th-1996)
1963 Pamela Jean Stein, Syracuse NY, playmate (Nov, 1987)
1963 Tigg Ketler, Chula Vista Ca, drummer (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals)
1964 Ian Haughland, heavy metal rocker (Europe-The Final Countdown)
1964 Jay Buhner, Nassau TX, outfielder (Seattle Mariners, NY Yankees)
1964 Tom Prince, Kankakee IL, catcher (LA Dodgers)
1965 Cris Dishman, NFL cornerback (Houston Oilers, Wash Redskins)
1965 Leo Groenewegen, CFL guard (Edmonton Eskimos)
1965 Mark Lemke, Utica NY, infielder (Atlanta Braves)
1966 Glenn Donald Hamilton, NZ, beach volleyball player (Olympics-96)
1966 Shayne Corson, NHL forward (Team Canada Oly-1998, Montreal)
1967 Quinn Cummings, LA Calif, actress (Annie-Family, Goodbye Girl)
1967 Taro Tan, Montreal Quebec, 65 kg judoka (Olympics-96)
1967 Tracy Rogers, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
1968 Joe Garten, WLAF corner/guard (Barcelona Dragons)
1968 William Thomas, NFL linebacker (Phila Eagles)
1969 Alex Fernandez, Miami Beach FL, pitcher (Chic White Sox)
1969 Midori Ito, Tokyo Japan, ice skater (Oly-silver-92)
1970 Elvis Grbac, NFL quarterback (SF 49ers, KC Chiefs)
1970 Tim Watson, NFL/WLAF safety (Raiders, Barcelona Dragons)
1971 Camille Thompson, Salmon Arm BC, basketball center (Olympics-96)
1971 Chad Cota, NFL safety (Carolina Panthers)
1971 Marcus Ragnarsson, Ostervala SWE, NHL defenseman (SJ Sharks, Sweden)
1971 Ron Dickerson, WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores, London Monarchs)
1972 Lisa Kiggens, Salinas CA, LPGA golfer (1994 Rochester International)
1973 Armon Williams, safety/linebacker (Tennessee Oilers)
1973 Sherman Williams, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
1975 Jason Gleasman, Wilmington DE, 220 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Oly-1996)
1977 Michael Klim, Poland, Australian swimmer (Olympics-96)
1978 Kristiina Heinmets, Miss Estonia Universe (1997)

Events


Kappa Cygnid meteor shower, radiant in Cygnus
Perseid meteor shower, radiant in Cassiopeia
International Left-handers Day
Kappa Cygnid meteor shower, radiant in Cygnus
Perseid meteor shower, radiant in Cassiopeia
International Left-handers Day
523 St John I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1099 Raniero elected as Pope Paschal II
1415 King Henry V of England army lands on mouth of Seine River
1516 Kings Charles I & Fran‡ois I signs Treaty of Noyons
1521 Spanish conquerors Tenochtitlan (Mexico City) from Aztecs
1578 Duke French van Anjou recognized as protector of Netherlands
1608 John Smith's story of Jamestown's 1st days submitted for publication
1624 Cardinal Richelieu appointed Chief Minister of France by Louis XIII
1630 Ferdinand II fires supreme commander Albrecht von Wallenstein
1642 Christiaan Huygens discovers the Martian south polar cap
1642 Christiaan Huygens discovers the Martian south polar cap
1642 Christiaan Huygens discovers Martian south polar cap
1645 Sweden & Denmark sign Peace of Br”msebro
1651 Litchfield, CT founded
1695 -15] French troops under Villeroi shoot in Brussels
1696 State of Drenthe accredits Willem III as mayor
1704 French & Bavarian forces were routed by a combined British, German & Dutch army at Blenheim, Germany
1713 King Frederik Willem declares war on Brandenburg-Prussia
1732 Voltaire's "Za‹re," premieres in Paris
1740 Hunger strike in Rotterdam
1784 English parliament accept India Act
1788 Prussia joins Anglo-Dutch alliance to form Triple Alliance to prevent spread of Russo-Swedish War of 1788-90
1792 Revolutionaries imprison French royals including Marie Antoinette
1799 English fleet under lord Seymour overthrows Suriname
1814 Cape of Good Hope formally ceded to British by the Dutch
1814 Treaty of London-Netherland stops transporting slaves
1831 Nat Turner leads uprising of slaves in Virginia
1864 Battle of Deep Bottom VA (Strawberry Plains) & Fussell's Mill VA
1868 Earthquakes kill 25,000 & causes $300 million damages (Peru & Ecuador)
1876 Reciprocity Treaty between US and Hawaii ratified.
1876 Reciprocity Treaty between US and Hawaii ratified.
1876 Reciprocity Treaty between US & Hawaii ratified
1876 Wagner's "Of the Ring," premieres
1881 Henry Morton Stanley signs contract with Congolese monarch
1889 William Gray patents coin-operated telephone
1892 US black newspaper "Afro-American" begins publishing from Baltimore
1898 US forces under George Dewey captures Manila during Spanish-Amer war
1902 England beat Australia by one wicket at The Oval Famous victory
1906 Black soldiers raid Brownsville Texas
1906 Cub's Pitcher Jack Taylor ends a string of completing 202 games (187 complete, 15 relief) by Dodgers in 3rd inning
1907 1st taxicab (NYC)
1908 Cy Young Day in Boston, he pitches briefly against an All-Star team
1910 Dodgers & Pirates play to 8-8 tie, both have 38 at bats, 13 hits, 12 assists, 2 errors, 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, 1 pass ball & 1 hit by pitch
1914 -14] German army occupies forts at Luik
1914 Carl Wickman begins Greyhound, the 1st US bus line, in Minnesota
1914 France declares war on Austria-Hungary, leading to WW I
1917 Phillies steal 5 bases in an inning against Braves
1919 British troops fire on Amritsar India demonstrators; killing 350
1919 Man o'War's only defeat (Upset wins at Saratoga)
1920 24th US Golf Open: Ted Ray shoots a 295 at Inverness Club in Ohio
1921 Simon Kaufman & Marc Connelly's "Dulcy," premieres in NYC
1923 Germany: Gustav Stresemann becomes premier of coalition govt
1923 Turkish National Congress selects Moestafa Kemal Pasja as president
1923 US Steel Corp initiates 8th-hour work day
1928 Soviet Union Spartacan Games begins
1931 Cin Red Tony Cuccinello goes 6 for 6
1932 Hitler refuses Von Hindenburg's proposal to become vice-chancellor
1932 Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing homers & wins game 1-0 in 10 tying
1933 16th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Blue Mound CC Milwaukee
1933 Jacques van Egmond becomes world champion amateur cyclist
1935 Transcontinental Roller Derby begins (Chicago Coliseum)
1937 Japanese attack Shanghai
1939 Yankees set AL shutout margin with 21-0 victory over A's
1939 Sabotage suspected in crash of 'City of San Francisco'
1940 Germany air attack on South England (Battle of Britain begins)
1940 G”ring's "Adler Tag" 45-48 German aircrafts shotdown over South-Engld
1941 Red army evacuates Smolensk
1943 Red army recaptures Spas-Demensk
1944 British 8th army occupies Florence
1944 Generals Montgomery/Dempsey/Bradley discuss naderende breakthrough
1944 Jackie Gleason-Les Tremayne show premieres on NBC radio
1945 35 Jews sacrifice their lives to blow up Nazi rubber plant in Silesia
1946 Britain transfers illegal immigrants bound to Palestine, to Cyprus
1948 Satchel Paige at 42, pitches his 1st major league complete game
1950 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA World Golf Championship
1950 Pres Truman gives military aid to Vietnamese regime Bao-Dai
1951 Great-Britain & Iraq sign new oil contract
1953 4-5 million French go on strike against economizations
1953 Pres Eisenhower establishes Govt Contract Compliance Committee
1953 US Gen Omar Bradley's becomes chief of staff
1954 21st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Detroit 31, All-Stars 6 (93,470)
1955 Larry Doby's ends AL record of 167 errorless games in outfield
1956 WBIR TV channel 10 in Knoxville, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1958 Indians' right fielder Rocky Colavito makes his pitching debut, hurling 3 hitless innings, Detroit 3, Cleveland 2
1959 Milt satellite Discoverer 5 launched (into polar orbit)
1960 Central African Republic & Chad proclaim independence from France
1960 USSR draws adviseors out of China
1961 Berlin Wall erected in East Germany
1961 Berlin Wall erected in East Germany
1961 Construction on Berlin Wall begins in East Germany (Dark day)
1961 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Kansas City Golf Open
1962 Bert Campaneris of Daytona Beach (FSL) pitches ambidextrously
1963 Custom agents confiscate 21 gold coins from Witte Museum
1963 Warren Spahn sets left-hander strike out mark at 2,382
1964 1st broadcast by Trans World Radio on Bonaire
1967 WQLN TV channel 54 in Erie, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 Balt Oriole Jim Palmer no-hits Oakland A's, 8-0
1969 Temp Commissioner Bowie Kuhn elected for 7-year term by unanimous vote
1971 Paul & Linda McCartney release "Back Seat of My Car"
1972 Dutch KRO-TV transmits 440th & last "Bonanza"
1972 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Pabst Ladies Golf Classic
1975 Viv Richards out for 291 v England at Cricket Oval
1977 1st test glide of shuttle
1977 Randy Bachman quits BTO, they disband
1978 Bomb attack in Beirut, 175 killed
1978 Judy wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic Rankin
1978 Yanks score 5 runs in top of 7th. but rain causes game to be halted & thus score goes back to previous inning, Balt wins 3-0
1979 Lou Brock, is 14th to get 3,000 hits
1980 Suriname president Johan Ferrier ousted
1980 Tatyana Kazankina of USSR sets 1.5k woman's record (3:52.47) in USSR
1981 Last broadcast of "Waltons" on CBS-TV
1981 Mary Terstegge Meagher swims world record 200m butterfly (2:05.96)
1984 Morocco & Libya sign "Arabic-African Union" treaty
1986 KRE-AM in Berkeley CA changes call letters to KBLX (now KBFN)
1987 Cards outfield sets record of no putouts in a 4-2 in 13 inning
1987 Jackie Joyner-Kersee ties world record with 24'5«" jump
1988 Boston Red Sox win AL record 24 straight home games
1988 Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit Opens
1988 US beats Jamacia 5-1, in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
1988 Ronald J Dossenbach sets world record for pedaling across Canada from Vancouver, BC to Halifax, NS in 13 days, 15 hr, 4 min
1989 2 hot-air balloon crash at Alice Springs Australia, 13 killed
1989 71st PGA Championship: Payne Stewart shoots 276 at Kemper Lakes GC Ill
1989 US space shuttle STS-28 lands
1991 Michael Ray Barrowman swims world record 200m breaststroke (2:10.60)
1991 Test Cricket debut of Mike Whitney versus England at Old Trafford
1991 VP Quayle makes a speech attacking lawyers
1993 Blue Jay Rickey Henderson pays Turner Ward $25,000 for his #24
1993 Hotel in Nakhon Ratchasima Thailand, collapses, 114 killed
1993 US Court of Appeals rules congress must save all E-Mail
1994 Train crash in Tbilisi Georgia, 24 killed
1995 77th PGA Championship: Steve Elkington shoots a 267 at Riviera Calif
1995 Beth Daniels wins LPGA PING Welch's Golf Championship
1996 Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 3.0
1997 Boston Red Sox trade Mike Stanley back to the NY Yankees
1997 SD Padres trade Rickey Henderson to Anaheim Angels

That's All....

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