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Wednesday, August 22, 2018.



Birthdays


1530 Bartolomeo Spontone, composer
1601 Georges de Scud‚ry, French writer (Observations sur le Cid)
1615 Christopher Gibbons, composer
1647 Denis Papin, French physicist (Papiniaanse pot, steam machine)
1681 Pierre Danican Philidor, composer
1753 Christian Friedrich Ruppe, composer
1760 Leo XII, [Annibale Sermattei], Italy, Pope (1823-29)
1766 Joseph-Denis Doche, composer
1771 Jan Joseph Rosler, composer
1788 Thomas Tredgold, engineer/carpenter
1795 Abraham Capadose, physician/missionary
1822 George Stoneman, US Union general-major/(Gov-Calif, 1883-87)
1827 Edouard Silas, composer
1827 Josef Strauss, Austria, composer (Dorfschwalben aus Austria)
1827 Joseph Anthony Mower, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1870
1834 Nathaniel Harrison Harris, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1836 Archibald M Willard, US, artist (Spirit of '76)
1846 B Amalie Skram-Alver, Norway, writer (Hellemyrsfolket)
1847 Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, composer
1852 Alfredo Oriani, Italian writer (Political Struggle in Italy)
1854 Milan I, King of Serbia
1856 Friedrich Kstner, German astronomer
1860 Gustaf Fr”ding, Swedish poet (St„nk och flikar)
1860 Paul G Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow Award)
1862 Claude Debussy
1862 Claude Debussy
1862 Claude Debussy
1862 Claude Debussy
1862 Claude Debussy, composer
1862 Claude Debussy
1862 Claude Debussy, St Germain-en-Laye, composer (La Mer, Clair de lune)
1862 Claude Debussy, composer
1865 Piet A W Hopmans, bishop of Breda (Eucharistic Crusade)
1873 Karl Nef, Swiss musicologist
1874 Edward Cuthbert Bairstow, composer
1874 Max Scheler, German philosopher (Vom Umsturz der Werte)
1882 Harry Makepeace, cricketer (4 Tests for England v Australia 1920-21)
1888 Violet Farebrother, Grimsby England, actress (Downhill, Easy Virtue)
1890 Floyd Henri Allport, US psychologist/sociologist
1891 Francis McDonald, Bowling Green Ky, actor (Will-Adv of Champion)
1891 Jacques Lipchitz, Polish/French/US painter/cubist sculptor
1892 Percy Fender, cricketer (legendary Surrey & England all-rounder)
1893 Dorothy Parker
1893 Dorothy Parker
1893 Dorothy Parker
1893 Dorothy Parker
1893 Dorothy Parker
1893 Dorothy Parker, NJ, short story writer (1958 Marjorie Peabody Award)
1894 Cecil Kellaway, South Africa, actor (Mr Earnshaw-Wuthering Heights)
1895 Paul White, Bangor Maine, composer (Adante & Rondo for Cello)
1897 Bill Woodfull, cricketer (Australian captain in the Bodyline series)
1898 Francine Larrimore, Verdun France, actress (John Meade's Woman)
1900 Elizabeth Bergner, Vienna Austria, actress (Catherine the Great)
1902 Leni Riefenstahl, [Helene Bertha Amalie], Germany, actress (Tiefland)
1902 Roy Armstrong, English historian (History of Sussex)
1903 Ren‚ Wellek, Vienna Austria, writer (Concepts of Criticism)
1904 Deng Xiaoping
1904 Deng Xiaoping
1904 Deng Xiaoping
1904 Deng Xiaoping
1904 Deng Xiaoping
1904 Deng Xiaoping, Chinese party leader (1976-1983)
1905 Wade Crosby, IA, actor (Sign of Wolf, Tales of Robin Hood)
1907 Oliver F McGowan, Kipling AL, actor (Banning, Stagecoach)
1908 Henri Cartier-Bresson, Chanteloup, France, photographer
1909 Mel Hein, NFL center (NY Giants)
1909 Sergius Kagen, composer
1909 Stojan T Daskalov, Bulgaria, writer (A Farm)
1911 Edith Atwater, Chic, actress (Phyllis-Love on a Rooftop)
1911 Somerset de Chair, MP
1912 Edith Porada, art historian/archaeologist
1913 Robert Schollum, composer
1916 John Slater, London England, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass)
1917 John Lee Hooker
1917 John Lee Hooker
1917 John Lee Hooker
1917 John Lee Hooker
1917 John Lee Hooker
1917 John Lee Hooker, Clarksdale Mississippi, blues guitarist (Canned Heat)
1919 Earl Cathcart, British major-general
1919 Leo Pliatzky, senior civil servant
1920 Ray Bradbury
1920 Ray Bradbury
1920 Ray Bradbury
1920 Ray Bradbury
1920 Ray Bradbury, science fiction author.
1920 Ray Bradbury
1920 Anthony Tuke, CEO (Savoy Hotel Groups)
1920 Denton Cooley, Houston, heart surgeon (1st artifical heart transplant)
1920 Pierre A Lauffer, Antillian poet (Patria)
1920 Ray[mond Douglas] Bradbury, Ill, sci-fi author (Fahrenheit 451)
1920 W Schnurre, writer
1920 Ray Bradbury, science fiction author.
1921 James Menter, principal (Queen Mary College)
1922 Micheline Presle, Paris, actress (Nea, Donkey Skin)
1923 Gerald Long, journalist/CEO (Reuters)
1924 Andrzej Markowski, composer
1924 James Kirkwood, LA CA, actor/writer (Hired Wife)
1924 Peter Allsop, publisher
1926 Bob Flannigan, rocker (Four Freshmen)
1926 Honor Blackman, London, actress (Pussy Galore-Goldfinger)
1926 Marc Bohan, dress designer
1927 Aleksandar Obradovic, composer
1928 John Lupton, Highland Park Ill, actor (Tom-Broken Arrow)
1928 Karlheinz Stockhausen, M”drath Germany, composer (Kontrapunkte)
1929 Baroness Ewart-Biggs, British (Lab) spokesperson on Home Affairs
1932 Gerald P Carr, Denver Colorado, Col USMC/astronaut (Skylab 4)
1932 Theoni Vachliotis aldredge, award winning costume designer
1933 Irmtraud Morgner, writer
1933 Sylva Koscina, Zagreb Yugo, actress (Jessica, Hercules)
1934 Norman Schwarzkopf
1934 Norman Schwarzkopf
1934 Norman Schwarzkopf
1934 Norman Schwarzkopf
1934 Norman Schwarzkopf
1934 Diana Sands, NYC, actress (Raisin in the Sun, Doctor's Wife)
1934 H Norman Schwarzkopf, Trenton NJ, 4-star Army general (Gulf War)
1934 John M Chowning, composer
1934 Margaret Douglas, chief political adviser (BBC)
1935 Morton Dean, Fall River Mass, TV newscaster (CBS, ABC)
1935 Richard W Howard, Okla City Ok, 400m hurdler (Olympic-bronze-1960)
1936 Anne Downey, British circuit judge
1936 Lex P Humphries, drummer
1937 Donald MacLeary, dancer
1937 Max Hebditch, director (Museum of London)
1938 Dale Hawkins, music writer (Suzy Q)
1939 Carl Yastrzemski
1939 Carl Yastrzemski
1939 Carl Yastrzemski
1939 Carl Yastrzemski
1939 Carl Yastrzemski
1939 Candido Lima, composer
1939 Carl Yastrzemski, NY, Boston Red Sox great (1967 AL MVP, Hall of Fame)
1939 Fred Milano, Bronx NY, rocker (Dion & The Belmonts) [or 8/26/40]
1940 Valerie Harper
1940 Valerie Harper
1940 Valerie Harper
1940 Valerie Harper
1940 Valerie Harper
1940 Antony Crosthwaite-Eyre, English publisher/multi-millionaire
1940 David Vance, horse trainer
1940 George Reinholt, Phila, actor (Steve-Another World, One Life to Live)
1940 John Banham, director-general (CBI)
1940 Valerie Harper, Sufferin NY, (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, Valerie)
1941 Bill Parcells, NFL coach (NY Giants, NY Jets, NE Patriots)
1942 Kathy Lennon, Santa Monica Calif, singer (Lennon Sisters)
1943 Alun Michael, MP (Labour)
1944 Henk Veldhoen, biochemist/Dutch MP (PvdA)
1945 Derek Fatchett, MP (Labour)
1945 James G Richardson, Gainesville Fla, actor (Tim Cassidy-Sierra)
1945 Ron Dante, Staten Island NY, rock vocalist (Archies-Sugar, Sugar)
1945 Steve Kroft, Kokomo Ind, co-editor (60 Minutes)
1946 Felix Meurders, Dutch radio host
1947 Cindy Williams
1947 Cindy Williams
1947 Cindy Williams
1947 Cindy Williams
1947 Cindy Williams
1947 Bud Cramer, (Rep-D-Alabama)
1947 Cindy Williams, Van Nuys Calif, actress (Shirley- Laverne & Shirley)
1947 Donna Godchaux, rocker (Grateful Dead)
1948 Rob Buckman, British broadcaster/actor (Pink Medicine Show)
1949 Diana Nyad, swimmer (1st to swim Bahamas to Fla-1979)
1950 Teresa Davis, rocker
1954 Frank Marino, rocker
1954 John Colwell, Kingston Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1978 Simon Fraser)
1956 Jeff Lloyd, jockey
1956 Paul Molitor, St Paul MN, infielder (Mn Twins, 1993 World Series MVP)
1956 Peter Taylor, cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1987-92)
1957 Holly Dunn, San Antonio Tx, country singer (Daddy's Hands)
1957 Randy Romero, Garden City NY, jockey (Breeder's Cup 1987-89)
1957 Steve Davis, snooker player
1958 Elhadjdia Ba, Dakar Senegal, hurdler (Olympic-silver-1988)
1958 Ian Mitchell, Edinburgh, rocker (Bay City Rollers)
1959 Denise Curry, Daivs Calif, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)
1959 Juan Croucier, heavy metal rocker (Ratt-Round & Round)
1961 Debbi Peterson, LA Calif, rock drummer (Bangles-Eternal Flame)
1961 Jay Ashton, rocker (Gene Loves Jezebel)
1961 John Kidd, NFL punter (Miami Dolphins)
1961 Roland Orzabal, rock vocalist (Tears for Fears-Shout, Head over Heels)
1962 Gene Craig Sauers, Savannah GA, PGA golfer (1986 Bank of Boston)
1962 James Debarge, Grand Rapids Mi, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Debarge)
1962 Marie Laurie Mahabir, Guadeloupe, N Amer Bodybuilding Champ (1985-87)
1963 Tori Amos
1963 Tori Amos
1963 Tori Amos
1963 Tori Amos
1963 Tori Amos
1963 Lily Yip, Canton China, US table tennis player (Olympics-92, 96)
1963 Terry Catledge, NBA star (Orlando Magic)
1963 Thomas Ansberry, Okinawa Japan, US 10K runner
1963 Tori Amos, [Myra Ellen Amos], NC, pianist/vocalist (Under The Pink,)
1964 Tori Amos
1964 Tori Amos
1964 Tori Amos
1964 Tori Amos
1964 Tori Amos
1964 Dean Evason, Flin Flon, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
1964 Mats Wilander, Vaxjo Sweden, tennis star (1988-US, Aust, French)
1965 Patricia Hy-Boulais, Cambodia, tennis star (1994 Auckland doubles)
1966 Mark Michaels, heavy metal guitarist (Teach Yourself Rhythm Guitar)
1966 Rob Witschge, Dutch soccer star (Ajax/Feyenoord)
1967 Layne Staley
1967 Layne Staley, Alice in Chains
1967 Layne Staley
1967 Layne Staley, Alice in Chains
1967 Layne Staley
1967 Layne Staley, Alice in Chains
1967 Layne Staley
1967 Layne Staley, Alice in Chains
1967 Layne Staley
1967 Layne Staley, Alice in Chains
1967 Curt Bourque, jockey
1967 Layne Staley, US rock singer/guitarist (Alice in Chains-Dirt)
1967 Wale', Lagos Nigeria, model
1968 Henrik Holm, Sweden, tennis star
1968 Horst Skoff, Austria, tennis star
1968 Michael Curry, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks)
1968 Paul Ereng, Kenya, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1988)
1969 Hipolito Pichardo, Esperanza Dom Rep, pitcher (KC Royals)
1969 Maurice Graef, soccer player (VVW, Roda JC)
1970 Jean-Michel Bombardier, Brantford Ont Canada, ice pairs (1995, 96 Can)
1971 Bernard Carter, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Jaguars, Frankfurt Galaxy)
1972 Marliece Andrada, Manteca Calif, playmate (March 1998)
1972 Stephen Boyd, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions)
1973 Howie Dorough
1973 Howie Dorough
1973 Howie Dorough
1973 Howie Dorough
1973 Howie Dorough
1973 Jennifer Makris, Miss USA-New Jersey (1997, top 10)
1975 Charles C Smith, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
1975 Mbali Gasa, Miss South Africa Universe (1997)
1975 Robert Enes, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1976 Jim Weaver, Northridge Calif, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1976 Lia Victoria Borrero, Miss Panama Universe (1997)

Events


565 St Columba reported seeing monster in Loch Ness
1138 English defeated Scots at Cowton Moor Banners of various saints were carried into battle which led to being called Battle of the Standard
1454 Jews are expelled from Brunn Moravia by order of King Ladislaus
1485 Richard III slain at Bosworth Field - Last of the Plantagenets
1485 Richard III slain at Bosworth Field - Last of the Plantagenets
1485 Battle of Bosworth Field - Henry VII's forces defeat Richard III
1543 Emperor Charles V's army occupies Dren
1559 Spanish archbishop Bartholom‚ de Carranza arrested as heretic
1572 Failed assassination on admiral De Coligny
1582 King James IV of Scotland captured
1603 1st stones layed in Zuiderkerk Amsterdam
1614 Trades people under Vincent Fettmilch chase & plunder Jews out of ghetto in Frankfurt
1632 Prince Frederik Hendrik occupies Maastricht
1642 Civil War in England began between Royalists & Parliament
1654 1st Jewish immigrant to US, Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam
1707 Prince Eugenius van Savoye siege of Toulon
1707 Sweden & Prussia sign military treaty
1715 H„ndels "Watermusic" premieres on Thames
1717 Spanish troops lands on Sardinia
1762 1st female (Ann Franklin) US newspaper editor, Newport RI, Mercury
1775 King George III proclaims colonies to be in open rebellion
1780 Resolution, without Capt Cook, returns to England
1787 John Fitch's steamboat completes its tests, years before Fulton
1787 John Fitch's steamboat completes its tests, years before Fulton
1787 John Fitch's steamboat completes its tests, years before Fulton
1788 Sierra Leone, settled by British as a former haven for slaves
1791 Haitian Slave Revolution begins under voodoo priest Boukman
1818 Grand duchy of Bathe forms
1826 Colonies under Jedediah Strong Smith move near Salt Lake Utah
1846 US annexes New Mexico
1851 Gold fields discovered in Australia
1851 Gold fields discovered in Australia
1851 Gold fields discovered in Australia
1851 Yacht "America" wins 1st Royal Yacht Squadron Cup (America's Cup)
1862 Battle of Catlett's Station VA
1862 Santee Sioux indian attack Fort Ridgely
1864 Geneva Convention signed by 12 nations
1864 International Red Cross forms
1867 Fisk University forms, 1867
1877 Nez Perc‚-indians flee into to Yellowstone National Park
1900 Gabriel Faur‚s opera "Prom‚th‚e," premieres in Beziers
1901 Cadillac Co forms
1902 Pres Teddy Roosevelt became 1st US chief executive to ride in a car
1906 1st Victor Victrola manufactured
1907 Colin Buchanan, town planner
1907 Cyril Astley Clarke, British geneticist
1908 Henri Cartier-Bresson, France, photographer (Decisive Moment)
1910 Japan annexes Korea after 5 years as a protectorate
1911 Mona Lisa stolen from Louvre (Recovered in 1913)
1911 Vincenzo Perugia steals Mona Lisa from Louvre, Paris
1912 England defeat Australia to win the Triangular Tournament
1912 Richard Catling, commissioner of police (Kenya)
1913 Robert Martineau, bishop of Blackburn
1914 -23] Battle at Charleroi: Gen von Blows troops beat French
1914 1st encounter between British & German troops (in Belgium)
1914 Battle in Ardennen: Neufchateau, Rossignal, Tintigny & Virton
1914 Canada's Finance Act, 1914, receives assent
1914 General Martos' troops occupy Soldau/Neidenburg East Prussia
1914 German troops execute 384 inhabitants of Tamines Belgium
1914 Von Ludendorff & von Hindenburg move into E Prussia enroute to Russia
1917 Pitts Pirates play 4th straight extra inning game, Carson Bigbee sets record of 11 at-bats, they lose in 22 innings to Dodgers
1921 J Edgar Hoover becomes asst director of FBI
1923 Paavo Nurmi runs world record mile (4:10.4)
1926 Gold discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa
1926 Greek dictator Gen P ngulos driven out
1927 Babe Ruth hits 40th of 60 homers
1930 Australia regain Ashes on 6th day of 5th Cricket Test
1932 BBS begins experimental regular TV broadcasts
1933 Bill Veeck, urges midsummer inter-league games & a split season
1933 International Zionists Congress opens in Prague
1934 Australia beat England by 562 runs to regain Cricket Ashes
1934 Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell hits 2 HRs to beat White Sox 3-2 in 12
1939 Dutch border guards take positions for German invasion
1939 Premier De Geer recalls Dutch vacationers in Black Forest
1941 Nazi troops reach Lenningrad
1942 Brazil declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy
1943 Soviet troops free Karkov
1944 Hitler orders Paris to be destroyed [or 23rd]
1944 Last transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany
1945 Bob Cristofani scores 110 for Aust Services at Old Trafford
1945 England defeat Aust Services by 6 wkts in 5th Victory Test Cricket
1945 No‰l Coward's revue "Sigh no More," premieres in London
1945 Vietnam conflict begins as Ho Chi Minh leads a successful coup
1946 Baseball approves a 168-game schedule, but later rescinds it
1946 Mikko Hietanen wins Oslo marathon (2:24:55)
1947 14th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Chi Bears 0 (105,840)
1950 Abdel Rehim swims English Channel (10:50)
1950 Althea Gibson becomes 1st black competetor in natl tennis competition
1950 Rotterdam harbor strike end
1951 Harlem Globetrotters play in Olympic Stadium, Berlin before 75,052
1953 France closes jail on Devil Island
1953 John Norman Lewis contends players have no desire to form a union
1953 Shah of Persia returns to Teheran
1954 WPTV TV channel 5 in Palm Beach, FL (NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 Elvis Presley begins filming "The Reno Brothers" (Love Me Tender)
1956 Pres Eisenhower & VP Nixon renominated by Rep convention in SF
1957 Floyd Patterson KOs Pete Rademacher in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
1958 Argos' Boyd Carter, Dave Mann combine for record 131-yd punt return
1958 Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1959 Cin Red Frank Robinson hits 3 consecutive HRs
1960 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Asheville Golf Open
1960 Gil Hodges set NL righty HR record with #352
1961 Maris hits his 50th of 61 homers
1962 Failed assassination on president De Gaulle
1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1962 Savannah, world's 1st nuclear-powered ship, completes maiden voyage from Yorktown, Va, to Savannah, Ga
1963 Joe Walker in a NASA X-15, reaches 106 km (67 miles)
1963 Joe Walker in a NASA X-15, reaches 106 km (67 miles)
1963 NASA civilian test pilot Joe Walker in X-15 reaches 67 miles (106 km)
1964 Guin‚e, Liberia & Ivory Coast form joint market
1964 Supreme's "Where Did Our Love Go," reaches #1
1965 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open
1965 LA Dodger pitcher Juan Marachal hits SF Giant catcher John Roseboro on the head with his bat causing a 14 minute brawl
1966 Beatles arrive in NYC
1968 1st papal visit to Latin America (Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogota)
1968 Cynthia Lennon sues John Lennon for divorce on adultry
1968 Pope Paul VI opens Eucharistic congress in Bogota
1969 Beatles record a video for "Long & Winding Road"
1969 Gloria O Smith, (NY), crowned 2nd Miss Black America
1969 Hurricane Camille strikes US Gulf Coast kills 255
1971 Bolivian military coup under col Hugo Banzer, pres Torres driven out
1971 Pam Barnett wins LPGA Southgate Golf Open
1972 International Olympic Committee exspells Rhodesia
1973 Chilean parliament accuses pres Allende violating laws
1973 Henry Kissinger succeeds William Rogers as min of Foreign affairs
1975 Assassination attempt on president Gerald Ford
1975 McNichols Sports Arena in Denver opens
1976 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
1978 Sandinistas occupy National Palace in Managua Nicaragua
1979 200 black leaders, meet in NY, to support Andrew Young
1980 Bill Veeck agrees to sell Chicago White Sox to Eddie DeBartolo Sr for $20,000,000, AL owners block the sale
1982 Gen Ariel Sharon urges Palestinians to discuss peaceful coexistence
1982 Israeli General Ariel Sharon urges Palestinians to discuss peace
1982 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf
1984 Evelyn Ashford of US ties world women's mark for 100 m, 10.76 sec
1984 Last Volkswagen Rabbit produced
1984 Met pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes 11th rookie to strikeout 200
1984 Rep convention in Dallas renominates Pres Reagan & VP Bush
1984 South African election for parliament boycvotted
1985 30th Walker Cup: US wins 13-11
1985 Airtours Boeing-737 crashes at airport of Manchester, 55 killed
1986 Gas from Volcano Chamberoen kills 1,734 (Cameroon)
1986 NASA announces tests designed to verify ignition pressure dynamics
1987 Madonna's "Who's That Girl," single goes #1
1988 Australia unveils 1st platinum coin (Koala)
1988 NBC premieres "Later" with Bob Costas (1st guest Linda Ellerbee)
1988 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1989 1st complete ring around Neptune discovered
1989 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 5,000th batter (Rickey Henderson)
1990 Pres Bush calls up military reserves
1991 Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 100 m backstroke (1:00.31)
1992 Matthews & Warne spin Australia to a famous win v Sri Lanka
1993 "In the Summer House" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 25 perfs
1993 Hiromi Kobayash wins Minnesota LPGA Golf Classic
1994 DNA testing links OJ Simpson to murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman
1994 Wim Cook govt forms in Neth
1995 FBI agent Lon Horiuchi shoots at Randy Weaver's cabin in Idaho

That's All....

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