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Friday, August 24, 2018.



Birthdays


1113 Geoffrey Plantagenet, France, conquered Normandy
1210 Floris IV, Count of Holland
1420 Albrecht van Eyb, German humanist/parson (Bamberg & Eichsttt)
1531 Ercole Bottrigari, composer
1579 John Amner, composer
1591 Robert Herrick, England, poet (Gather ye rosebuds) (baptized)
1669 Alessandro Marcello, composer
1683 Meinrad Spiess, composer
1694 Theodor A Freiherr von Neuhoff, German adventurer/king [or 8/25]
1712 Cornelis Douwes, Dutch mathematician/astronomer
1725 Johann Balthasar Kehl, composer
1733 David Traugott Nicolai, composer
1750 M Laetitia Bonaparte-Ramolino, [Madame Mre], mother of Napoleon I
1759 Wilbur Wilberforce, England, crusaded against slavery
1772 Willem I Frederik, grand duke of Luxembourg/king of Neth (1814-40)
1787 James Weddell, Ostend England, Antarctic explorer (Weddell Sea)
1808 Benjamin Grubb Humphreys, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1808 Thomas Fenwick Drayton, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1891
1816 Sir Daniel Gooch, laid 1st successful trans-Atlantic cables
1816 Daniel Gooch, laid 1st successful transatlantic cables
1816 Sir Daniel Gooch, laid 1st successful trans-Atlantic cables
1817 Aleksei K Tolstoi, [Kozjma Prutkov], Russian poet/writer [OS]
1820 Jacopo Tomadini, composer
1821 Emmanuele Muzio, composer
1827 Walter Husted Stevens, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1867
1828 George Hume "Maryland" Steuart, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1837 Theodore Dubois, composer
1839 Eduard Napravnik, composer
1842 Edouard J A Agneessens, Flemish painter (Slave Market)
1854 Nikolay Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer
1856 Felix Mottl, composer
1865 Ferdinand I VAM, king of Romania
1872 Max Beerbohm, England, caricaturist/writer/wit (Saturday Review)
1879 Rentaro Taki, composer
1880 Joshua L Cowen, inventor (electric train)
1880 Miles W L Killearn of Killearn, Scotish baron/diplomat
1886 William Francis Gibbs, naval architect, designed Liberty Ships
1886 William Francis Gibbs, naval architect, designed Liberty ships
1886 William Francis Gibbs, naval architect, designed Liberty Ships
1889 Simon Kimbangu/Kibangu, Congo prophet
1890 Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaii, swimmer (Olympics-3 gold/2 silver-12, 20, 24)
1890 Franz Philipp, composer
1891 Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer
1891 Germaine Loosveldt, Flemish actress (Kniertje in On hope)
1894 Jean Rhys, [Ella Williams], Dominica, writer (Voyage in the Dark)
1896 Phil Baker, Phila, comedian (Who's Whose)
1898 Albert Claude, Belgium, biologist/physician (Nobel 1974)
1898 Malcolm Cowley, Belsano Penn, author (Flowering of New England)
1898 Marie J Hugenholtz, [Doctor Grandi], surgeon on Curaao
1899 Johan J Fabricius, Dutch novelist (Island of Demons)
1899 Jorge Luis Borges, Argentina, writer of fiction, essays (Labyrinths)
1899 Ruth Schaumann, German painter/writer (Rose, Black King)
1900 Preston Foster, Ocean City NJ, actor (Waterfront, Gunslinger)
1900 Vsa Prhoda, Czech violinist
1902 Fernand Braudel, French historian (Civililization & Capitalism)
1904 Rod Redwing, NY, actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory)
1905 Donald Douglas, Scotland, actor (I Love You Again)
1905 Sven Johan Stolpe, Swedish author (Ltt, snabb och m)
1909 Ronnie Grieveson, S Afr cricket keeper/batsman (2 Tests v Eng 1939)
1910 Bernhard Heiden, composer
1911 Karl AF Schiller, West German economist/SPD-minister
1911 Lo Ferr, French singer/composer (Silly-aim, Ni Dieu ni matre)
1912 Durward Kirby
1912 Durward Kirby
1912 Durward Kirby
1912 Durward Kirby
1912 Durward Kirby
1912 Durward Kirby, Indianapolis Ind, TV announcer (Garry Moore Show)
1913 Dorothy Comingore, [Linda Winters], LA CA, actress (Citizen Kane)
1915 Alice B[radley] Sheldon, US, sci-fi author (Byte Beautiful)
1915 Wynonie Harris, rocker
1916 Anita V Figueredo, physician/humanitarian
1916 Peter Crichton Kirkpatrick, oarsman
1917 Dennis James, Jersey City NJ, wrestling announcer/TV host (PDQ)
1918 Ray McIntire, chemical engineer
1919 "Drs P" [Heinz H Polzer], Swiss/Dutch songwriter/singer
1919 Nils Viggo Bentzon, composer
1922 Rne Lvesque, Quebec premier (1976-85)
1923 Helena Carter, [Helen Rickerts], US model/actress (River Lady)
1924 Louis Teicher, pianist (Ferante & Teicher-Exodus)
1927 Roger Danneels, Flemish accordionist
1927 William V Shannon, journalist/ambassador to Ireland (1977-81)
1929 Yasser Arafat
1929 Yasser Arafat
1929 Yasser Arafat
1929 Yasser Arafat
1929 Yasser Arafat
1929 William Winfield, rocker (Harptones)
1932 Richard Graham Meale, composer
1934 Kenny Baker, actor (R2D2-Star Wars)
1934 Roger Donald Dickerson, composer
1936 William J Coyne, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania, 1981- )
1938 David Freiberg, Boston MA, rock bassist (Quicksilver Messenger)
1938 Mason Williams, Abilene Tx, writer (Smother Brothers Hour)
1940 Don Cormier Sr, horse trainer
1940 Tony Secunda, rock band manager
1941 Ernest Wright Jr, US rock vocalist (Imperials-So Much)
1942 Joe Chambers, LA Calif, rock guitarist/vocalist (Chambers Brothers)
1942 Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck, mathemetician/educator
1943 John Cipollina, SF Cal, rock guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
1944 Gregory Bruce Jarvis, Detroit Mich, astronaut (STS 25)
1944 Jim Capaldi, English singer/songwriter (Traffic-Something So Strong)
1945 Ken Hensley, rock keyboardist (Blackfoot, Uriah Heep)
1945 Malcolm "Mollie" Duncan, Scotland, saxophonist (Average White Band)
1946 Richard "Dick" N Richards, Key West, USN/astr (STS 28, 41, 50, 64)
1949 Anna Lee Fisher, St Albans NY, MD/astronaut (STS 51-A)
1949 Joe Regalbuto, Bkln NY, actor (Knots Landing, Frank-Murphy Brown)
1949 Stephen Harrison Paulus, composer
1950 Frank Murray, Australian field hockey national coach (Oly-sil-92, 96)
1951 Jimmy Farrar, Jacksonville Fl, rock vocalist (Molly Hatchet)
1951 Orson Scott Card, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Nebula, Ender's War)
1955 Jeffrey Daniel, LA CA, rock vocalist (Shalamar)
1956 Gerry Cooney, heavyweight boxer (US Olympics team 1980)
1958 Steve Guttenberg
1958 Steve Guttenberg
1958 Steve Guttenberg
1958 Steve Guttenberg
1958 Steve Guttenberg
1958 Steve Guttenberg, Bkln NY, actor (Police Academy, Short Circuit)
1959 Adrian Kuiper, cricketer (South African all-rounder)
1959 Michel Valke, Dutch soccer player (Sparta, Dordrecht '90)
1960 Cal Ripken, Jr.
1960 Cal Ripken, Jr.
1960 Cal Ripken, Jr.
1960 Cal Ripken, Jr.
1960 Cal Ripken, Jr.
1960 Cal Ripken, Havre de Grace MD, shortstop (Balt Orioles, game streak)
1960 David Guillory, jockey
1960 Franz Vienboeck, Austria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13)
1960 Kris Monaghan, Spokane WA, golfer (1990 Red Robin Kyocera Inamori)
1960 Steven W Lindsey, Arcadia Calif, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 87, sk:95)
1961 Cal Ripkin Jr, all-star shortstop (Balt Orioles)
1961 Colin Angus, Scottish pop musician (Shamen, Ebeneezer Goode)
1961 Mark "Bedders" Bedfored, London, rock bassist (Madness)
1962 Mary Ellen Weber, Cleveland Ohio, PhD/astronaut (STS 70)
1963 John Bush, US heavy metal singer (Anthrax-Armed & Dangerous)
1964 Pebbles, rock vocalist (Girlfriend)
1964 Salizhan Sharkirovich Sharipov, Kirhizia, astronaut (STS-89)
1965 Marlee Matlin
1965 Marlee Matlin
1965 Marlee Matlin
1965 Marlee Matlin
1965 Marlee Matlin
1965 Casey Lambert, jockey
1965 Marlee Matlin, Ill, deaf actress (Children of Lesser God-Acad Award)
1965 Reggie Miller, Riverside Calif, NBA guard (Ind Pacers, Oly-gold-96)
1965 Vince Alcalde, WLAF offensive assistant (Scottish Claymores)
1968 Andreas Kisser, Brazilian heavy metal guitarist (Sepultura)
1968 Arnold Galesloot, WLAF tight end (Amsterdam Admirals)
1968 Benoit Brunet, Pointe Claire, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)
1968 Tim Salmon, Long Beach CA, outfielder (California Angels)
1970 Dan Henderson, Downey Calif, 180 lb greco-roman wrestler (Oly-92, 96)
1970 Sandra Whyte, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
1972 Chris Right, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes)
1972 Christian Ruud, Oslo Norway, tennis star (1989 Norwegian)
1972 Ian Moran, Cleveland Ohio, US hockey defenseman (Olympics-1994, Pitts)
1972 Kurt Miller, Tucson AZ, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
1972 Lee DeRamus, (NO Saints)
1973 Andrew Brunette, Sudbury, NHL left wing (Washington Capitals)
1973 Barret Oliver, actor (Never Ending Story, Secret Garden)
1974 Archie Amerson, CFL running back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1974 Tony McCombs, linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
1976 Bjorn van der Doelen, Dutch soccer player (PSV)
1976 Nordin Wooter, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
1978 Melissa McElroy, Houston Tx, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96)

Events


Zeta Draconid meteor shower, radiant in Draco
Zeta Draconid meteor shower, radiant in Draco
79 Mt. Vesuvius erupts; Pompeii & Herculaneum are buried
79 Mt. Vesuvius erupts; Pompeii & Herculaneum are buried
79 Mt Vesuvius erupts, buries Pompeii & Herculaneum, 15,000 die
410 Rome overrun by Visigoths, symbolized fall of Western Roman Empire
1215 Pope Innocent III declares Magna Carta invalid
1217 Battle at South Foreland: English fleet beats France
1349 6,000 Jews, blamed for the Plague, are killed in Mainz
1349 Jews of Cologne Germany set themselves on fire to avoid baptism
1391 Jews of Palma Majorca massacred
1511 Portugese troops under Afonso the Albuquerque occupy Malakka
1516 Battle at Aleppo: Turks beat Syria
1542 Conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain
1561 Willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxon
1572 King Charles IX orders massacre of thousands of French Protestants
1608 1st English convoy lands at Surat India
1654 Louis II Cond disbands ends of Atrecht
1658 Battle at Grevelingen: English fleet beats Spanish
1662 Act of Uniformity requires English to accept book of Common Prayer
1682 Duke James of York gives Delaware to William Penn
1690 Job Charnock founds Calcutta India
1704 Sea battle at Malaga
1751 Thomas Colley executed in England for drowning supposed witch
1787 Wolfgang A Mozart completes his viola sonata in A, K526
1814 British sack Washington, DC. Please, it needs it again!
1814 British sack Washington, DC. Please, it needs it again!
1814 British forces captured Washington, DC, & burned down many landmarks
1826 Netherland's South Willems Port (Bosch-Luik) opens
1828 Dutch army takes Fort Du Bus in New Guinea
1831 John Henslow asks Charles Darwin to travel with him on HMS Beagle
1833 HMS Beagle reaches Bahia Blanca, Argentina
1847 Charlotte Bronte finishes manuscript of "Jane Eyre"
1853 1st potato chips prepared by Chef George Crum (Saratoga Springs NY)
1854 National emigration convention meets in Cleveland
1858 Richmond "Daily Dispatch" reports 90 blacks arrested for learning
1869 The Waffle Iron is invented.
1869 The Waffle Iron is invented.
1869 Cornelius Swarthout patents waffle iron
1876 Riot abolishes fairs in Amsterdam, 2 killed
1891 Thomas Edison patents motion picture camera
1893 Tornado destroys coast of Savannah & Charleston, about 1000 die
1904 24th US Mens Tennis: Holcombe Ward beats William Clothier (108 64 97)
1904 Field battle at Liao-Yang-200,000 Japanese against 150,000 Russian
1905 Chicago Cubs beat Phillies 2-1 in 20 innings
1906 Cincinnati Red John Weimer no-hits Dodgers, 1-0 in 7 inning game
1908 Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
1908 NY Giants scores shown on electric diamonds known as "Compton's Baseball Bulletin" at MSG
1909 Workers start pouring concrete for the Panama Canal.
1909 Workers start pouring concrete for the Panama Canal.
1909 Workers start pouring concrete for Panama Canal
1911 Manuel d'Arriaga elected 1st president of Portugal
1912 NYC ticker tape parade for Jim Thorpe & victorious US olympians
1912 Territory of Alaska organizes
1912 US passes Anti-gag law, federal employees right to petition govt
1914 Battle at Bergen: Germans defeat Belgian/British troops
1914 German troops occupy Namur Belgium
1914 Jerome Kern & Michael E Rourles musical premieres in NYC
1918 Chicago Cubs, win earliest pennent ever (season ended Sept 2)
1918 Sect Baker grants extended exemption to World Series players
1919 Cleveland pitcher Ray Caldwell is flattened by a bolt of lightning
1921 Battle of Sakaray Valley begins between Turkey & Greece
1921 British airship R-38 crashes in Humber, 44 die
1922 1st Phillie to hit for cycle (Cy Williams)
1923 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3 mile (14:11.2)
1925 39th US Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats K McKane (36 60 62)
1929 43rd US Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Phoebe H Watson (64 62)
1929 Palestinians attack orthodox Jews in Jerusalem
1929 Turkey & Persia signs friendship treaty
1931 France & USSR sign neutrality/no attack treaty
1932 1st transcontinental non-stop flight by a woman, AE Putnam
1932 1st transcontinental non-stop flight by a woman, AE Putnam
1932 1st transcontinental non-stop flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart
1936 Australian Antarctic Territory created
1936 FDR gives FBI authority to pursuit fascists & communists
1937 Republican offensive near Belchite Spain
1938 England beat Australia by an innings & 579 runs at The Oval
1938 Virgil Trucks strikes out his 418th batter, highest season total in organized ball-for Andalusia in an Alabama-Florida League game
1939 Germany & USSR sign 10-year non-aggression pact
1940 Luftwaffe bombs London
1940 Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams pitches the last 2 innings in a 12-1 loss to Detroit Tigers, Williams allows 3 hits & 1 run
1942 Sea battle off Eastern Solomon Islands
1942 Transport nr 23 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1943 Phila A's drop AL record tying 20th game in a row, win the 2nd game
1944 Gen LeClercs troops open assault on Paris
1945 Cleveland ace Bob Feller returns from Navy & strike out 12
1949 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) goes into effect
1950 1st US Negro delegate to UN appointed-ES Sampson
1950 Edith Sampson named 1st black US delegate to UN
1950 Operation Magic Carpet concludes transporting 45,000 Yemenite Jews
1951 Bill Veeck's "Fans Managers' Night," Browns defeat A's 5-3; Browns coaches hold up placards for fans to vote on
1954 Communist Control Act passed, at height of McCarthyism
1954 Eisenhower signs Communist Control Act, outlawing the Communist Party
1954 International Amateur Athletic Federation recognizes Red China
1954 William Heatherton's "Reluctant Debutante," premieres in London
1956 1st non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight arrived Wash DC
1956 1st non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight arrived Wash DC
1956 1st non-stop transcontinental helicopter flight arrived Wash DC
1957 British soccer player Jimmy Greaves' (17) 1st game for Chelsea
1958 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
1958 Sergei Popov wins Stockholm marathon (2:15:17.0) (WR)
1959 England complete 5-0 series drubbing of India
1959 Hiram L Fong sworn in as 1st Chinese-American senator while Daniel K Inouye sworn in as 1st Japanese-American Rep (Both from Hawaii)
1960 Temp. drops to -88 (-127F) at Vostok, Antarctica (world record)
1960 Temp. drops to -88 (-127F) at Vostok, Antarctica (world record)
1960 -127F (-88C), Vostok, Antarctica (world record)
1960 60 people die when bus plunges off bridge into Turvo River, Brazil
1961 Windward Islands' Airways International (Winair) forms
1961 Former nazi leader Johannes Vorster becomes South Africa's minister of justice (if the shoe fits...)
1962 Dodger coach Leo Durocher suffers a near-fatal allergic reaction to a penicillin injection while in the clubhouse at the Polo Grounds
1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 1st 200 meter freestyle swum under 2 minutes (Don Schollander 1:58)
1963 John Pennel is 1st to pole-vault 17'
1964 2nd Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 6-4
1966 USSR launches Luna 11 for orbit around Moon
1967 Liberian flag designed
1968 France became world's 5th thermonuclear power, explodes on Mururoa
1969 Carol Mann wins LPGA Tournament of Champs Golf Tournament
1969 Peru nationalizes US oil interests
1970 Bomb kills 1 at U of Wisconsin's Army Math Research Center in Madison
1971 India beat England by 4 wickets, their win against the Poms
1972 8th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 2-1
1972 Dennis Amiss scores 1st one-day int century, 103 v Australia
1972 Gordie Howe & Jean Beliveau inducted in Hockey Hall of Fame
1973 Garry Sobers scores 26th & last Test Cricket ton 150 v Eng Lord's
1973 John Adams & his drum - become a right-field fixture in Cleve Stadium
1974 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
1975 Davey Lopes steals his 38th consecutive base, then thrown out stealing
1975 Judy Rankin wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
1975 Papadopoulos/Pattakos/Makarezos sentenced to death in Athens
1975 SF Giant Ed Halick no-hits NY Giants, 6-0
1975 Tampa Bay Rowdies beat Portland 2-0 for NASL cup
1976 Soyuz 21 returns to Earth
1978 USSR performs underground nuclear test
1979 Cars play concert in NY Central Park
1979 NFL fans (60,916) choose old Patriots logo over new
1979 UN's Vienna office begins issuing postage stamps
1980 Beth Daniel wins Columbia Savings LPGA Golf Classic
1980 Jozef Pinkovski replaces Poland premier Babiuch
1981 American Charles Chapman is 1st black to swim English Channel
1981 Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 yrs to life for Lennon's murder
1982 KC's John Wathan steals 31st en route to 36 base for catcher's record
1983 Cin Red Pete Rose ends consecutive games played streak at 745
1984 Pat Bradley set LPGA record for 9 holes with a 28 at Denver
1985 STS 51-I mission scrubbed at T -5m because of bad weather
1986 Juli Inkster wins Atlantic City LPGA Golf Classic
1987 Announcement of possible Martian tornadoes
1989 Voyager II passes Neptune, Triton, finds rings here too.
1989 Voyager II passes Neptune, Triton, finds rings here too.
1989 British brewery Bass buys Holiday Inn hotel chain
1989 Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling
1989 Voyager 2 flies past Neptune
1990 3,500 peacekeepers arrive in Liberia
1990 Iraqi troops surround US & other embassies in Kuwait City
1991 Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
1991 Gorbachev resigns as head of USSR Communist Party
1991 Silky Stallone, wins the Cane Pace at Yonkers Raceway
1991 Taiwan captures its 15th Little League World Series, 11-0
1991 Ukraine declares independence from USSR
1992 1st structural steel beams are erected at Gateway (Jacobs Field)
1992 Cleveland Browns suffer their worst preseason loss, 56-3, to Vikings
1992 Hurricane Andrew hits South Florida; 35 die
1992 Screw magazine superimposed a gunsight over a picture of Larry Flint
1993 Mars Observer comes closest to Mars
1993 Padres scores 14 in 1st vs Cardinals
1994 Kieren Perkins swims world record 1500m free style (14:41.66)
1994 Kieren Perkins swims world record 800m free style (7:46.00)
1994 Israel & PLO initialed accord giving autonomy to Palestinians in West Bank in education, health, taxation, social welfare & tourism
1995 Microsoft Corp. releases Windows 95 (and again in 1996, and again in 1997).
1995 Microsoft Corp. releases Windows 95 (and again in 1996, and again in 1997).
1995 Microsoft Corp. releases Windows 95 (and again in 1996, and again in 1997).
1995 Microsoft Corp. releases Windows 95 (and again in 1996, and again in 1997).
1995 Microsoft Corp. releases Windows 95 (and again in 1996, and again in 1997).
1995 Fire that wipes 6,000 acres begins in Hamptons on Long Island
1995 Windows 95 debuts
1997 97th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Joel Kribel
1997 Colleen Wakjer wins Star Bank LPGA Classic
1997 Gordon Spence discovers 2^2976221 - 1 (36th known Mersenne prime)
1997 Greg Norman wins World Series of Golf shooting 273
1997 Mark Calcavecchia wins Greater Vancouver Golf Open shooting 265
1997 Saint Luke's Senior Golf Classic

That's All....

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