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Sunday, August 19, 2018.



Birthdays


1398 I¤igo L¢pez, Spain, marques de Santillana, poet (Comedieta de Ponza)
1521 Lodovico Guicciardini, Italian historian (Descrittione di Tutti)
1558 Paulus Merula, Dutch lawyer/historian
1596 Elisabeth Stuart, English daughter of James I
1631 John Dryden, 1st poet laureate of England (All for Love)
1646 John Flamsteed, 1st astronomer royal of England.
1646 John Flamsteed, 1st astronomer royal of England
1646 John Flamsteed, 1st astronomer royal of England.
1686 Antonio Tonelli, composer
1689 Samuel Richardson, English novelist (Pamela) (baptized)
1737 Johann Georg Christoph Schetky, composer
1739 G.S. Klgel --1812
1739 G.S. Klgel --1812
1739 G.S. Klgel --1812
1739 G.S. Klgel --1812
1739 G.S. Klgel --1812
1743 Marie Jeanne Becu comtesse du Barry, last mistress of Louis XV
1756 Anthony FRE Haersolte, member of Executing Regime
1780 B‚ranger, writer
1785 Seth Thomas, pioneer in mass production of clocks.
1785 Seth Thomas, pioneer in mass production of clocks
1785 Seth Thomas, pioneer in mass production of clocks.
1813 William Henry Fry, composer
1815 John Porter McCown, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1879
1816 Julius PJA van Zuylen van Nyevelt, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs
1824 Georg Goltermann, composer
1831 Stephen Gano Burbridge, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1839 Oskar Brefeld, German botanist
1844 Minna Canth, Finland, novelist/playwright (social evils)
1848 Gustave Caillebotte, French shipbuilding design/painter (Rue de Paris)
1851 Frans Schollaert, Belgian premier (1908-11)
1858 Edith Nesbit, England, children books author (Railway Children)
1858 Ludwig Wllner, German actor/baritone (Die Burgschaft, Prometheus)
1859 Charles Comiskey, 1st basemen/manager (Chicago White Sox)
1859 Hippolyte Delehaye, Flemish historian/hagiographer
1860 John Kane, Scottish-born US primitivist painter (Self-Portrait)
1870 Bernard Baruch, financier/presidential adviser (Cold War)
1871 Orville Wright, builder of bicycles and airplanes.
1871 Orville Wright, Dayton OH, aviator (Wright Brothers)
1871 Orville Wright, builder of bicycles and airplanes.
1873 Fred Stone, Longmont CO, acrobat/Broadway actor (Alice Adams)
1878 Manuel Luis Quez¢n y Molina, 1st president of Philippines (1935-42)
1881 Georges Enesco, [or Enescu], Romania, composer (Romanian Dances)
1885 Elsie Ferguson, NY, actress (Lie, Footlights, Scarlet Pages)
1885 Werner Elert, German luthers theologist
1886 Robert Heger, composer
1889 Arthur Waley, sinologist, translator from Chinese & Japanese
1890 Yves Alix, French painter/graphic artist
1893 Alfred Lunt, Milwaukee WI, Broadway actor (Emmy 1965)
1895 Andrzejewski, writer
1895 Arnoldt Bronnen, writer
1896 Eino Mauno Aleksanteri Linnala, composer
1896 Walter Lang, composer
1899 Kenneth MacKenna, Canterbury NH, actor/director (Those We Love)
1899 Olga Baclanova, Moscow Russia, actress (Freaks, Docks of NY)
1900 Colleen Moore, Port Huron MI, actress (Scarlet Letter)
1902 Ogden Nash
1902 Ogden Nash
1902 Ogden Nash
1902 Ogden Nash
1902 Ogden Nash
1902 Ogden Nash, Rye NY, humorous poet (I'm a Stranger Here Myself)
1902 Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright (Ultimatum Factory) [NS]
1903 Claude Dauphin, Corbell France, actor (April in Paris, Deported)
1903 James Gould Cozzens, US, novelist (1949 Pulitzer-Guard of Honor)
1903 Muriel Kirkland, Yonkers NY, actress (Fast Workers, Hold Your Man)
1904 Ted Nightingale, former colonial governor
1905 Fitzhugh Lee, US pilot/vice-admiral (WW II, Navy Cross)
1905 Jacques de Menasce, composer
1906 Philo T. Farnsworth, co-inventor of television
1906 June Collyer, NYC, actress (Before Midnight, Charley's Aunt)
1906 Philo T Farnsworth, Beaver Utah, inventor (electronic TV)
1906 Philo T. Farnsworth, co-inventor of television
1907 Thurston Morton, (Sen-Ky, 1957-1969)
1907 Zygmunt Mycielsky, composer
1909 Jerzy Andrzejewski, Warsaw Poland, writer (Ashes & Diamonds)
1910 Quentin Bell, artist author/teacher
1913 Walter B Jones, (Rep-D-NC, 1966-92)
1914 Fumio Hayasaka, composer
1915 Lardner Ring Jr, Chicago, screenwriter (Woman of the Year)
1915 Ring Lardner, jr, writer
1916 Marie Wilson, Anaheim Calif, actress (My Friend Irma)
1918 James George "Jimmy" Rowles, jazz pianist
1919 Malcolm Forbes
1919 Malcolm Forbes
1919 Malcolm Forbes
1919 Malcolm Forbes
1919 Malcolm Forbes
1919 Malcolm Forbes, publisher (Forbes Magazine)
1920 Lucila Engels-Boskaljon, Cura‡ao painter
1920 Paul Kont, composer
1921 Gene Roddenberry
1921 Gene Roddenberry
1921 Gene Roddenberry
1921 Gene Roddenberry
1921 Gene Roddenberry
1921 Gene Roddenberry, El Paso Texas, executive producer (Star Trek)
1921 Philip A Potter, Dominica sec-gen World council of Churches
1922 Douglas MacKenzie Davey, psychometrist
1923 Erik Aalb‘k Jensen, Danish vicar/author (Perleporten)
1924 William Marshall, Gary Ind, actor (Blacula, Something of Value)
1927 James T Broyhill, (Sen-R-NC, 1986)
1930 D[avid] G[uy] Compton, UK, sci-fi author (Synthajoy, Radio Plays)
1931 Willie Shoemaker
1931 Willie Shoemaker
1931 Willie Shoemaker
1931 Willie Shoemaker
1931 Willie Shoemaker
1931 Willie Shoemaker, jockey (won 8,833 of 40,350 starts)
1932 John James Fenwick, English warehouse owner/multi-millionaire
1933 Debra Paget, [Griffin], Denver, actress (Love Me Tender)
1933 Vladimir Borisovich Alekseyev, Russia, cosmonaut
1934 Bill Cleary, US, ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1960)
1934 David F Durenberger, Minn, (Sen-R-MN, 1978- )
1934 Renee Richards, [Richard Rankind], trans-sexual tennis player
1934 William Cleary, Cambridge Mass, hockey center, (Oly-gold/silv-56, 60)
1935 Bobby Richardson, SC, 2nd baseman (NY Yankees)
1935 F Story Musgrave, Boston, MD/astronaut (STS 6, 51-F, 33, 44, 61, 80)
1936 Al Oerter, Astoria NY, discus thrower (Olympics-gold-56, 60, 64, 68)
1938 Diana Muldaur, NYC, actress (McCloud, Star Trek Next Gen, LA Law)
1938 Valentin Mankin, USSR, finn class yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1968)
1939 Ginger [Peter] Baker, England, drummer (Cream-White Room)
1940 Jill St. John
1940 Jill St. John
1940 Jill St. John
1940 Jill St. John
1940 Jill St. John
1940 Jan Claire, actor (American Anthem)
1940 Jill St John, [Oppenheim], LA Calif, actress (Diamonds are Forever)
1940 Johnny Nash, Houston, Tx, rocker (I Can See Clearly Now)
1942 Fred Thompson, senator (R-Tenn)/actor (In the Line of Fire)
1942 Michiel Patijn, Dutch asst sect of state of Foreign affairs (1994- )
1943 Billy J Kramer, Liverpool, rock vocalist (The Dakotas-Bad to Me)
1944 Eddy Raven, Lafayette La, country singer (Right Hand Man)
1944 Samuel J de Beer, S Afr vicar/underminister of Education
1945 Ian Gillian, heavy metal rocker (Deep Purple-Knocking at Backdoor)
1945 Jane Blalock, champion golfer
1945 Lan Gillan, rocker
1946 Bill Clinton
1946 Bill Clinton
1946 Bill Clinton
1946 Bill Clinton
1946 Bill Clinton
1946 Charles F Bolden Jr, Columbia SC, astronaut (STS 61C, 31, 45, 60)
1946 Dawn Steel, film maker
1946 William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton, 42nd US Pres (D, 1993-01)
1947 Gerald McRaney, Collins Miss, actor (Simon & Simon, Major Dad)
1948 Tipper Gore
1948 Tipper Gore
1948 Tipper Gore
1948 Tipper Gore
1948 Tipper Gore
1948 Tipper Gore, wife of vice president Al Gore (1993-01)
1950 Graeme Beard, cricketer (NSW medium-pace all-rounder 3 Tests 1980)
1951 John Deacon
1951 John Deacon
1951 John Deacon
1951 John Deacon
1951 John Deacon
1951 John Deacon, British pop guitarist (Queen-Somebody to Love)
1951 Lillian Mller, Grimstad Norway, playmate of year (Aug, 1975)
1951 Randi Oakes, Randalia Iowa, actress (Officer Bonnie Clark-CHiPs)
1952 Jonathan Frakes, actor (Commander William T Riker-Star Trek Next Gen)
1953 Debra Paget, Denver Co, actress (Love Me Tender)
1953 Johan F de Leeuw, Dutch MP (CDA)
1955 Peter Gallagher, Armonk NY, actor (Player, Summer Lovers, Dreamchild)
1956 Adam Arkin
1956 Adam Arkin
1956 Adam Arkin
1956 Adam Arkin
1956 Adam Arkin
1956 Adam Arkin, Bkln, actor (Busting Loose, Pearl, Northern Exposure)
1956 Cindy Nelson, US, skier (Olympic-bronze-1976)
1957 Darby Hinton, Santa Monica Calif, actor (Israel-Daniel Boone)
1957 Paul-Jan Bakker, cricketer (Hampshire & Netherlands pace bowler)
1958 Gary Gaetti, Centralia IL, infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
1959 Ricky Pierce, NBA guard/forward (Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks)
1959 Steve Grimmett, heavy metal rocker
1960 Bobby Hebert, NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons)
1960 Dan "Woody" Woodgate, rocker
1960 Morten Andersen, NFL kicker (Atlanta Falcons)
1960 Ron Darling, Hawaii, baseball pitcher (NY Mets)
1961 Danuta Bartoszek, Pyrzyce Poland, Canadian marathoner (Olympics-96)
1962 Eric Lutes, Charlestown RI, actor (Del-Caroline in the City)
1962 Kim Shipman, Athens PA, LPGA golfer (1995 LPGA Corning Classic-25th)
1962 Michael J Massimino, Oceanside NY, PhD/astronaut
1962 Nancy Ramsbottom, Birmingham AL, LPGA golfer (1994 McCall's-2nd)
1962 Valerie Kaprisky, Paris France, actress (Breathless, Public Woman)
1963 John Stamos
1963 John Stamos
1963 John Stamos
1963 John Stamos
1963 John Stamos
1963 Joey Tempest, rocker (Europe-The Final Countdown)
1963 John Stamos, Cypress Calif, actor (General Hospital, Full House)
1965 James Tomkins, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1965 Kevin Dillon, NY, actor (Heaven Help Us, Remote Control, Platoon)
1965 Kyra Sedgwick, actress (Phenomenon, Singles, Julia-Another World)
1967 Jason Starkey, son of Beatle Ringo
1967 Randy Baldwin, NFL running back (Carolina Panthers)
1967 Tabitha Soren, San Antonio Texas, MTV reporter (This Week in Rock)
1969 Christian Slater, NYC, actor (Legend of Billie Jean)
1969 Matthew Perry, Williamstown Mass, actor (Sydney, Chandler-Friends)
1969 Scott Ford, Norbrooke Germany, golfer (1994 Trafalgar CPGA-2nd)
1970 Scott Brumfield, NFL guard (Cin Bengals)
1971 Mary Joe Fernandez, Dom Rep, US tennis star (Olympics-gold-96)
1971 Tricia Ann Luedtke, Oostburg Wisc, Miss Wisc-America-1991
1972 Colleen Thornburn, Toronto Ontario, softball catcher (Olympics-96)
1972 Elizabeth Wolfgramm, rocker (Jets)
1972 Pierre Allard, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
1973 Roy Rogers, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
2335 William T Riker, Valdez Alaska, character on Star Trek Next Generation

Events


National Aviation Day
National Aviation Day
440 St Sixtus III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1071 Battle at Manzikert: Seldjuken sultan Alp Arslan beats Byzantine King
1099 Crusaders beat Saracens in Battle of Ascalon
1263 King James I of Argon censors Hebrew writing
1399 King Richard II of England surrenders to his cousin Henry
1458 Aenea Silvio Piccolomini chosen Pope Pius II
1477 Maximilian I, son of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III, weds Mary of
1477 Burgundy & acquires Burgundian possessions in the Netherlands & France
1493 Maximilian I of Austria becomes Roman Catholic German emperor
1524 Emperor Charles V's troops besieges Marseille
1561 Mary Queen of Scots arrives in Leith Scotland to assume throne after spending 13 years in France
1587 Sigismund III becomes king of Poland
1591 French king Henri IV occupies Rouen
1627 Prince Frederik Henry conquerors fort Groenlo
1691 Battle at Szalankemen: Austrians beat Turks
1692 5 women executed for witchcraft in Salem Mass
1698 Russian czar Peter the Great begins term
1702 -24] Battle at Santa Marta Venz: English fleet beat French
1757 Battle at Gross J„gerndorf: Russian army beats Prussia [NS=Aug 30]
1772 Gustav III seizes effective control of Swedish govt & restores full power of monarchy, which had been subordinate to parliament since 1720
1787 W Herschel discovers Enceladus, a moon of Saturn
1791 Benjamin Banneker published his 1st Almanac
1796 Spain & France sign anti-English alliance
1812 US warship Constitution defeats British warship Guerriere
1816 Java again in Dutch hands
1821 Failed liberal coup against French King Louis XVIII
1826 Canada Co. chartered to colonize Upper Canada (Ontario).
1826 Canada Co. chartered to colonize Upper Canada (Ontario).
1826 Canada Co chartered to colonize Upper Canada (Ontario)
1836 HMS Beagle anchors at Angra Azores
1839 Details of Louis Daguerre's 1st practical photographic process are released in Paris
1849 NY Herald reports gold discovery in California
1861 Confederacy Congress allies with govt of MI
1864 2nd day of battle at Globe Tavern, Virginia
1888 1st beauty contest (Spa, Belgium), 18 yr old West Indian wins
1891 William Huggins describes use of spectrum in astronomy.
1891 William Huggins describes use of spectrum in astronomy.
1891 William Huggins describes astronomical application of spectrum
1897 1st electric taxi's drive in London
1900 Start of the one & only olympic cricket match, in Paris
1903 Phillies suffer record 9th straight posponed game
1905 Russian tsar installs "Imperial Duma," without legislative powers
1909 Indianapolis 500 race track opens
1911 NY Giant Christy Mathewson loses after beating Reds 22 straight times
1912 Percy Aldridge Grainger's "Shepherd's Key," premieres
1913 Frenchman P‚goud makes 1st parachute jump in Europe
1914 Elmer Rice' "On Trial," premieres in NYC
1914 German army executed 150 Belgians by firing squad
1914 German fleet bombs English coast
1914 Harris Theater (Candler, Coan & Harris) opens at 226 W 42nd St NYC
1915 Rationing laws go into effect in Netherlands
1917 Sunday benefit baseball game at Polo Grounds results in John McGraw & Christy Mathewson's arrest for violating Blue laws
1918 Irving Berlin's musical "Yip Yip Yaphank," premieres in NYC
1919 Afghanistan declares independence from UK
1921 Ty Cobb, is 4th to get 3,000 hits
1922 36th US Womens Tennis: Molla B Mallory beats Helen Wills Moody (63 61)
1931 Lefty Grove wins AL record tying 16th consecutive game
1932 46th US Womens Tennis: Helen Jacobs beats Carolin A Babcock (62 62)
1933 47th US Womens Tennis: Helen Jacobs beats Helen Moody (86 36 30 ret)
1934 48th US Womens Tennis: Helen Jacobs beats Sarah H P Fabyan (61 64)
1934 Hitler elected Fhrer (95.7% of German voters)
1934 Paul Runyan wins PGA golf tournament
1936 Trial against Ljev Kamenev & Grigori Zinovjev because of "Trotskyism" opens in Moscow
1939 37.6 cm rainfall at Tuckerton, NJ (state record)
1941 Ump Jocko Conlan ejects Pirate manager Frankie Frisch for coming out on field holding an umbrella to get a rainout
1942 -20] Churchill visits Montgomery's headquarter in Burg-al-Arab
1942 1st American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is
1942 4,000 Canadian & British soldiers killed raiding Dieppe, France
1942 Gen Paulus orders German 6th Army to conquer Stalingrad
1943 Belgian church excommunicates nazi L‚on Degrelle
1943 US air raid on German bases at Gilze-Rijen/Vlissingen
1944 Allied air raid on Maastricht, 80+ killed
1944 Gen Bradley visits Montgomery
1944 Last Japanese troops driven out of India
1944 Nazi's give parts of Paris to R‚sistance
1944 Paris police strike against nazi occupiers
1944 Polish 1st Division occupies Hill 262 (Mont Ormel), Normandy
1944 US 15th Army corp occupies Mantes-Gassicourt at Paris
1944 US 90th/Polish 1st Division occupy Chambois Normandy
1945 Phillies Jimmie Foxx, 37, pitches 1st 7 innings vs Reds & wins
1947 J Arens & D van Dorpen synthetise vitamin A
1950 ABC begins Saturday morning kid shows (Animal Clinic & Acrobat Ranch)
1951 Bill Veeck (Browns) sends Eddie Gaedel, a 3'7" midget, to pinch-hit
1953 England regained cricket Ashes after winning series 1-0
1954 Ralph J Bunche named undersecretary of UN
1955 32.4 cm precipitation at Burlington, Connecticut (state record)
1955 Hurricane Diane kills 200 & 1st billion $ damage storm (N.E. US)
1955 US raises import duty on bicycles 50%
1955 WINS radio, announces it will not play "copy" white cover versions of R&B (DJs must play Fats Domino's "Ain't It A Shame," not Pat Boone's)
1956 Fay Crocker wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open
1957 NY Giants vote 8-1 to move their franchise to SF in 1958
1957 US Major David Simons reaches 30,933m in a balloon
1958 NAACP Youth Council begin sit-ins at Oklahoma City Lunch counters
1959 Doctor X beats Wilber Snyder in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ
1959 Honolulu seeks a franchise in Continental League
1959 Satellite Discoverer 6 launched into polar orbit
1960 Francis Gary Powers convicted of spying by USSR (U-2 incident)
1960 Sputnik 5 carries 3 dogs into orbit (recovered alive...Yeaaa!)
1960 Francis Gary Powers convicted of spying by USSR (U-2 incident)
1960 Sputnik 5 carries 3 dogs into orbit (recovered alive...Yeaaa!)
1960 Francis Gary Powers convicted of spying by USSR (U-2 incident)
1960 Sputnik 5 carries 2 dogs, 3 mice into orbit (later recovered alive)
1961 US vice-president Lyndon B Johnson visits West Berlin
1962 Homer Blancos plays finest round in golf, shooting a 55
1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament
1963 NAACP Youth Council begins sit-ins at lunch counters, Oklahoma City
1964 Communication satellite Syncom 3 launched
1965 Auschwitz trials end with 6 life sentences
1965 Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney 2nd no-hitter of year beats Chic Cubs, 1-0
1966 Earthquake strikes Varko Turkey: 2,400 killed
1967 Beatles' "All You Need is Love," single goes #1
1969 Chicago Cub Ken Holtzman no-hits Atlanta Braves, 3-0
1973 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1973 Kris Kristofferson weds Rita Coolidge
1973 Pirate World Music Radio (Holland) closes down after 10 years
1973 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA St Paul Golf Open
1975 Astros hire Bill Virdon to replace Preston Gomez as manager
1976 Pres Gerald R Ford won Republican pres nomination at KC convention
1977 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
1978 422 die in an arson fire at a movie theater in Iran
1979 The crew of Soyuz 32 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 34
1979 The crew of Soyuz 32 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 34
1979 "My Sharonna" by the Knack hits #1 (stays for 42 days)
1979 Crew of Soyuz 32 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 34 aft 175 d flight
1979 Sally wins LPGA Barth Golf Classic Little
1979 Soviet Cosmonauts Vladimir Lyakov & Valery Ryumin returned to Earth aboard Soyuz 34 after a record 175 days in space
1980 George Brett ends hitting streak at 30
1980 Saudi Arabian Lockhead Tristar crashes on landing at Riyadh, 301 die
1980 Willy Russell's "Educating Rita," premieres in London
1981 2 US Navy F-14 jet fighters shoot down 2 Soviet-built Libyan SU-22
1982 Soyuz T-7 is launched
1982 Soyuz T-7 is launched
1982 Renaldo Nehemiah of US sets record for 110 m hurdles, 12.93 sec
1982 Soyuz T-7 launched, Svetlana Savtiskaya 2nd woman in space
1983 LSU footballer Billy Cannon sentenced to 5 yrs for counterfeiting
1983 Dodgers trade Dave Stewart & Ricky Wright to Texas for Rick Honeycut
1984 66th PGA Championship: Lee Trevino shoots a 273 at Shoal Creek Ala
1984 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf
1984 Republican convention in Houston nominates Ronald Reagan for pres
1984 Sally Quinlan wins LPGA MasterCard Golf International Pro-Am
1985 Japan launches its 2nd probe of Halley's Comet, Suisei
1986 Car bomb kills 20 in Tehran Iran
1988 Iran-Iraq begin a cease-fire in their 8-year-old war (11 PM EDT)
1988 Muang Muang succeeds Gen Sein Lwin as pres of Burma
1988 NY Rangers sign ex-Canadien great Guy LaFluer
1989 Tadeusz Mazowiecki, elected 1st non-communist president of Poland
1990 Betsy King wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
1990 Dodger Jose Offerman hits HR in his 1st at bat
1990 NY Yankee Kevin Mass is quickest to reach 14 HRs (approx 128 at bat)
1991 -20] Hurricane Bob hits US
1991 Janajev & KGB coup in Russia deposes Mikhail Gorbachev
1991 Janel Bishop, 17, of New Hampshire, crowned 9th Miss Teen USA
1992 Romesh Kaluwitharana scores 132 on Test Cricket debut (SL v Australia)
1992 Sri Lanka make their highest cricket score ever 8-547 v Australia
1993 34th Walker Cup: US, 19-5
1993 Actress Kim Basinger weds actor Alec Baldwin
1993 Dow Jones hits record high of 3612.13
1993 George Tiller, abortion doctor, shot in his arms by Rachelle Shannon
1993 Mattel & Fisher Price toys merge
1993 Sally Gunnell runs lady world record 400m hurdles (52.74")
1995 After 5 days Shannon Faulkner quits as 1st woman at the Citadel
1995 Bruce Seldon TKOs Joe Hipp in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1995 Mike Tyson returns to the ring & DQs Peter McNeeley in 38 seconds
1997 NY Yank 3rd baseman Wade Boggs pitches a scoreless inning vs Anaheim
1997 STS 85 (Discovery 23) lands

That's All....

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