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Sunday, August 26, 2018.



Birthdays


1596 Frederik V, king of Bohemia (White Mountain)
1627 Thomas Bullis, composer
1676 Robert Walpole, (Whig) British PM (1721-42) [NS=Sept 5]
1687 Willem the Fesch, Dutch violinist/composer (Joseph)
1726 Karl Kohaut, composer
1728 J.H. Lambert --1777
1728 J.H. Lambert --1777
1728 J.H. Lambert --1777
1728 J.H. Lambert --1777
1728 Johann Lambert, Switzerland, mathematician, proved ã is irrational
1728 J.H. Lambert --1777
1740 Joseph Montgolfier, France, aeronaut (ballooning)
1743 Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, Paris, father of mod chemistry (Oxygen)
1745 Fran‡ois Guichard, composer
1749 Johann Ernst Rembt, composer
1788 Aloys Schmitt, German music theory/composer/royal pianist
1811 Danville Leadbetter, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1866
1813 Nicaise de Keyser, Flemish painter (Battle of Guilder Tracks)
1819 Albert "Bertie" von Saksen-Coburg-Gotha, husband of queen Victoria
1820 James Harlan, (Rep-Iowa)/US Secretary of Interior (1865-66)
1823 Wilhelm Troszel, composer
1825 Jacobus J Backer, German sea historian
1828 Erik Anthon Valdemar Siboni, composer
1833 Charles Jackson Paine, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1835 Theodore Washington Brevard, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1838 John Wilkes Booth, actor/assassin (Pres Lincoln)
1842 Heinrich I Quincke, German internist (Lumbaalpunctie)
1843 George August Lumbye, composer
1850 Charles Richet, French physiologist (anaphylaxis-Nobel 1913)
1870 Aleksander Kuprin, Russian author (Pojedinok) [NS=Sept 7]
1873 Lee De Forest, invented the Audion vacuum tube (radio tube).
1873 Lee De Forest, Council Bluffs, inventor (Audion vacuum (radio) tube)
1873 Lee De Forest, invented the Audion vacuum tube (radio tube).
1875 John Buchan, Scotland, Gov-Gen of Canada/writer (Battle of Somme)
1880 Guillaume Apollinaire, France, poet/movie critic (Alcoola)
1882 James Franck, German naturalist (Nobel 1925)
1882 Johannes Lindeboom, vicar/church historian (Neth Archives)
1884 Earl Biggers, author ("Charlie Chan" detective series)
1885 Jules Romains, France, novelist/playwright/poet (Men of Good Will)
1887 Luis Abraham Delgadillo, composer
1890 Tommy Andrews, cricketer (NSW & Aussie player of the 1920's)
1891 Emmy van Lokhorst, Dutch author
1891 Ferdinand Bruckner, [Theodor Tagger], Austrian playwright (Races)
1896 Richard Hammond, composer
1898 Peggy Guggenheim, art patron & collector
1899 Rufino Tamayo, Mexican painter
1901 Gen Maxwell D Taylor, former US Army chief of staff
1901 Jan de Quay, Dutch minister of war/premier (KVP, 1959-63)
1901 Tullio Campagnolo, Italy, bicycle manufacturer (Fiat)
1903 Jimmy Rushing, US blues singer
1904 Christopher Isherwood
1904 Christopher Isherwood
1904 Christopher Isherwood
1904 Christopher Isherwood
1904 Christopher Isherwood
1904 Christopher W Bradshaw-Isherwood, Brit/US writer (Goodbye to Berlin)
1906 Albert B Sabin, Russia, US microbiologist (oral polio vaccine)
1908 Bill Hunt, cricketer (NSW slow left-armer, Test for Australia 1933)
1909 Eric Quail Davies, cricket pace bowler (5 Tests for S Africa 1935-39)
1909 Frank Gasparro, Phila Pa, US chief engraver (1965-81)
1911 Lester Lanin, orchestra leader (40 Beatle Hits)
1913 Cees de Lange, Dutch conferencier
1913 Robertson William Davies, novellist essayist/dramatist
1913 Tschakowski, writer
1914 Julio Cort zar, Argentina, writer (We Love Glenda So Much)
1915 Gr‚ [Gerarda D] Brouwenstijn, Dutch singer
1915 Humphrey Searle, England, writer (20th Century counterpoint)
1915 Jim Davis, Edgerton Mo, actor (Jack Ewing-Dallas)
1915 William Bardwell, composer
1916 Allan Leslie Merson, historian
1917 Jan Clayton, Tularosa NM, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie)
1917 William French Smith, Attorney General (1981-85)
1918 Louis W "Louis" Stotijn, bassoonist/conductor (Residence Orchestra)
1919 Ronny Graham, Phila Pa, actor (Bob Crane Show, Chico & the Man)
1921 Ben Bradlee
1921 Ben Bradlee
1921 Ben Bradlee
1921 Ben Bradlee
1921 Ben Bradlee
1921 Ben Bradlee, Boston, editor/journalist/executive (Washington Post)
1921 David Begelman, film producer
1921 William Preston, Columbia Penn, actor (Fisher King, Waterworld)
1922 Lazar Nikolov, composer
1927 Fran‡ois Leydet, sierra club (Last Redwoods)
1927 Sam Massell, (Mayor-Atlanta)
1930 Joe Solomon, cricketer (WI batsman of 50's Cap fell on wkt v Aust)
1931 Dane Skerl, composer
1931 Gordon Greig, journalist
1931 Guy Vander Jagt, (Rep-R-MI, 1966- )
1932 Joe H Engle, Abilene Ks, Brig Gen USAF/astro (STS T-2, T-4, 2, 51I)
1934 Arthur Gordon Clough, journalist
1935 Geraldine Ferraro
1935 Geraldine Ferraro
1935 Geraldine Ferraro
1935 Geraldine Ferraro
1935 Geraldine Ferraro
1935 Cornelis B Vaandrager, [Cor Vaan], Dut poet (Long Live Joop Massaker)
1935 Geraldine Ferraro, (Rep-D-NY) 1st female dem VP candidate (1984)
1936 Yvette Vickers, KC, playmate (Jul 1959)/actress (Attack of 50' Woman)
1937 Tom Heinsohn, NBA star/coach (Boston Celtic)
1938 Francine York, Aurora Minn, actress (Slattery's People)
1938 Maurice Williams, rocker
1940 Fred Milano, rocker
1941 Barbet Schroeder, director (Barfly, Single White Female, More)
1941 Chris Curtis, [Chris Crummy], rock drummer/vocalist (Deep Purple)
1942 John E Blaha, San Antonio, USAF/astronaut (STS 29, 33, 43, 58, 79/81)
1942 Vic Dana, Buffalo, singer/dancer (Talent Scouts)
1943 Ulf Sundelin, Sweden, yachtsmen (Olympic-gold-1968)
1944 Cornelia J "Corry" Arends, Dutch actress (Fool's Hat)
1944 Richard A W G, English prince/duke of Gloucester
1945 Melvin Watt, (Rep-D-North Carolina)
1945 Thomas J Ridge, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania, 1983- )
1946 Alison Steadman, Liverpool England, actress (Life is Sweet)
1947 Candy Moore, Maplewood NJ, actress (Lunch Wagon, Tomboy & Champ)
1948 Jet Black, rocker (Stranglers-Dreamtime)
1948 Valerie Simpson, Bronx, singer, Ashford's partner (Like a Rock)
1949 John Baldwin, Detroit, light middleweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1968)
1950 Richard Cowsill, Newport RI, rocker (Cowsills-Hair, We Can Fly)
1951 Robert G Torricelli, (Rep-D-New Jersey, 1983- )
1952 Billy Rush, rocker
1952 John Kinsella, USA, swimmer (Olympic-gold-1972)
1952 Michael Jeter, Lawrenceburg TN, actor (Fisher King)
1952 Willie Rush, rocker (Asbury Jukes)
1954 Michael Chetwood, rocker
1954 Sarah Lundy, horse trainer
1954 Steve Wright, Britain's wacky DJ/actor (Funny Man)
1954 Wally Murphy, rocker
1957 Alex Trevino, catcher (LA Dodgers)
1959 Jim Rutledge, Victoria, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 Indian Open)
1959 Joanne Gail Abbott, executive (MTV)
1959 Kathryn P Hire, Mobile Alabama, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (sk: STS 90)
1960 Branford Marsalis, jazz saxophonist (Bring on the Night, Tonight Show)
1960 Nancy Martinez, rocker
1960 Ola Ray, St Louis Mo, playmate (Jun, 1980)/actress (Thriller)
1961 Jeff Parrett, Indianapolis IN, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1961 Jimmy Olander, Palos Verdes Cal, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in Middle)
1962 Roger Kingdom, US 60m hurdler (world record)
1963 David Byas, cricketer (left-handed Yorkshire batsman)
1964 Bobby Jurasin, CFL defensive end (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1964 Chad Kreuter, Marin County CA, catcher (Chic White Sox)
1964 Dave Boyes, St Catharines Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)
1964 Karla Karch-Gailus, Vancouver BC, basketball guard (Olympics-96)
1965 Chris Burke, actor with down syndrome (Corky-Life Goes On)
1965 Jon Hensley, Doylestown PA, actor (Holden Snyder-As the World Turns)
1967 Myron Guyton, NFL full safety (NE Patriots)
1968 Courtney Hall, NFL center (SD Chargers)
1968 Gavin Stratfold, Darwin NT, Australasia golfer
1969 Elaine Irwin Mellencamp, Allentown Penn, wife of John Cougar
1969 Mike Gisler, NFL guard/center (NE Patriots)
1969 Nicole Arendt, Somerville NJ, tennis star (1996 Aust doubles finalist)
1969 Ricky Bottalico, New Britain CT, pitcher (Phila Phillies)
1970 Brett Schultz, cricket pace bowler (South African Test)
1970 Jacco Eltingh, Heerde Neth, tennis star (1993 ATP World Doubles)
1971 Jocelyn Borgella, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
1971 Sharon Tina Jenkins, Auckland NZ, badminton player (Olympics-96)
1972 Sherell Ford, NBA forward (Seattle Supersonics)
1973 Barret Robbins, NFL center (Oakland Raiders)
1974 Freddie Scott, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
1974 Kelvin Cato, NBA center (Portland Trailblazers)
1975 Shea Seals, NBA guard (LA Lakers)
1976 Carey Tally, Memphis Tenn, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96)
1977 Liam Botham, cricketer (son of Ian Hampshire all-rounder 1996)
1980 Macaulay Culkin
1980 Macaulay Culkin
1980 Macaulay Culkin
1980 Macaulay Culkin
1980 Macaulay Culkin
1980 Macaulay Culkin, NYC, actor (Home Alone, My Girl, Richie Rich)

Events


55 B.C. Roman forces under Julius Caesar invaded Britain.
55 B.C. Roman forces under Julius Caesar invaded Britain.
580 Chinese invents toilet paper
1278 Battle of Marchfeld: Rudolf van Habsburg defeats Ottokar II
1346 English longbows defeat French in Battle of Cr‚cy
1346 English longbows defeat French in Battle of Cr‚cy
1346 Battle at Cr‚cy-England's longbows defeat France, cannons used for 1st time in battle
1541 Turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Buda/annexes Hungary
1545 Pope Paul III names his son Pierluigi Farnese, duke of Parma
1549 Battle at Dussingdale: John Dudley beats rebels
1629 Cambridge Agreement pledged. Massachusetts Bay Co. stockholders agreed to emigrate to New England.
1629 Cambridge Agreement pledged. Massachusetts Bay Co. stockholders agreed to emigrate to New England.
1629 Cambridge Agreement, Mass Bay Co stockholders agree to emigrate
1634 Battle at N”rdlingen Bavarian: emperor Ferdinand II & Spain beat Sweden & German protestants
1641 West India Company conquerors Sao Paulo de Loanda, Angola
1648 People's uprising against Anna of Austria & Cardinal Mazarin
1652 Sea battle at Plymouth: Ayscue vs De Ruyter
1745 England, Prussia & Hannover sign treaty
1791 John Fitch grants US patent for his working steamboat
1794 French troops occupy Lock
1843 Charles Thurber patents a typewriter
1846 W. A. Bartlett appointed 1st US mayor of Yerba Buena (SF).
1846 W. A. Bartlett appointed 1st US mayor of Yerba Buena (SF).
1846 Felix Mendelssohn's "Elijah," premieres
1846 W A Bartlett appointed 1st US mayor of Yerba Buena (SF)
1863 Battle of Rocky Gap WV (White Sulphur Springs)
1873 1st kindergarten public school opens in St Louis
1874 16 blacks lynched in Tennessee
1883 -27] Krakatoa erupts with increasingly large explosions kills 36,000
1894 Social-Democratic Worker's party (SDAP) forms
1895 Electric central at Niagara Falls gives 1st steam
1896 Armenian revolutionairy assault on Ottoman Bank Constantinople
1903 Phillies walk 17 Dodgers in a game
1907 Houdini escapes from chains underwater at SF's Aquatic Park in 57 seconds.
1907 Houdini escapes from chains underwater at SF's Aquatic Park in 57 seconds.
1907 Houdini escapes from chains underwater at Aquatic Park in 57 sec
1909 Frank Tarrant scores cricket 145 & 13-67 for Middlesex v Gloucs
1909 Middlesex beat Gloucs (Bristol) by Inn & 31 in a single day
1912 32nd US Mens Tennis: M E McLoughlin beats W F Johnson (36 26 62 64 62)
1912 Walter Johnson's 16-game winning streak ends
1913 33rd US Mens Tennis: M E McLoughlin beats R N Williams (64 57 63 61)
1914 -9/10] Russian army atacks Austrian army in Galicia
1914 Battle of Tannenberg - 8th German army defeats Russian Narev army
1915 German troops over run Brest-Litovsk, Russia
1916 Phila A's Bullet Joe Bush no-hits Cleve, 5-0
1916 Yanks turn triple-play beating Browns 10-6
1918 W Smith & F Bacons "Lightnin'," premieres in NYC
1920 19th amendment passes-women's suffrage granted (about time!)
1920 Percy Fender (Surrey v Northants) scores 100 in 35 mins
1922 Japanese cruiser Niitaka leaves in storm at Kamchatka, 300 killed
1929 1st US roller coaster built
1930 Hack Wilson hits his 44th HR, breaks Chuck Klein's NL record
1933 Jan van Houten bicycles world record time (44,588 km)
1935 CCC camp opens in Brecksville Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks
1937 Franco's troops conquer Santander
1937 Pumping to build Treasure Island in SF Bay is finished
1938 British leaders & Arabians fight in Palestine
1938 Montreal Maroons dropped from NHL
1939 1st major league baseball telecast-Reds beat Bkln Dodgers (W2XBS NY)
1939 Belgium mobilizes
1939 Kroatia gets autonomous status
1940 RKC soccer team forms in Waalwijk
1942 7,000 Jews are rounded up in Vichy-France
1942 Japanse troops lands on New-Guinea, Milne Bay
1942 Russian counter offensive begins in Moscow
1942 Transport nr 24 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1944 Bulgaria announces withdrawal & German troops are to be disarmed
1944 De Gaulle marches to Champs-Elys‚es
1944 US 12nd Army Corps crosses river Seine East of Paris
1945 Japanese diplomats board Missouri to receive instructions on Japan's surrender at the end of WW II
1946 George Orwell published "Animal Farm"
1947 1st black baseball pitcher Don Bankhead (Hit a HR on 1st at bat)
1950 39th Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in New York (4-1)
1951 Jongbloed in Paris demonstrates artificial heart
1952 Fluoridation of San Francisco water begins.
1952 Fluoridation of San Francisco water begins.
1952 Fluoridation of SF water begins
1955 1st color telecast (NBC) of a tennis match (Davis Cup)
1956 KREY TV channel 10 in Montrose, CO (CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
1956 Marlene Bauer wins LPGA Denver Golf Open
1956 Yankees announce purchase of outfielder Enos Slaughter from KC
1957 USSR announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile
1961 Official Intl Hockey Hall of Fame opens in Toronto
1962 Mariner 2 launched for 1st planet flyby (Venus)
1962 Mariner 2 launched for 1st planet flyby (Venus)
1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Salt Lake City Golf Open
1962 Minn Twins Jack Kralick no-hits KC A's, 1-0
1963 W I beat England 2-1 in series, 1st holders of Wisden Cricket Trophy
1964 Italians CP selects Luigi Longo as chairman
1964 LBJ nominated at Democratic convention in Atlantic City, NJ
1966 Balt Orioles Roznovsky & B Powell are 4th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
1966 KLOC (now KCSO) channel 42 in Charlotte, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 Beatles, Mick Jagger & Marienne Faithful meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
1967 Dean Chance pitches a 2-1 no-hitter, & Twins sweep Cleveland
1967 Dutch 2nd Chamber demands US stop bombing North Vietnam
1971 Dutch Queen Juliana & Prince Bernhard visit Indonesia
1971 NY Giant football team announces they're leaving Bronx for NJ in 1975
1971 Orioles' Don Buford struck out 5 times in a game
1972 20th Olympic games open at Munich German FR
1972 Leo Durocher replaces Harry Walker as manager of Astros
1972 NY Cosmos beat St Louis Stars, 2-1 to win NASL championship
1972 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1973 Women's Equality Day
1973 Women's Equality Day
1973 David Eisenhower writes his last sports column
1973 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
1973 U of Tx (Arlington) is 1st accredited school to offer belly dancing
1973 10-year-old Mary Boitano is 1st woman to win 6.8-mile Dipsea Race in Marin County, CA, beating a field of 1,500 runners
1974 Guinee-Bissau becomes independent of Portugal
1974 Soyuz 15 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 3
1977 Frank Martinus Arion forms Surinamese Writers group 77
1978 Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice becomes Pope John Paul I
1978 Soyuz 31 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 East German) to Salyut 6
1979 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
1980 Pete Comita replaces Tom Peterson as bassist of Cheap Trick
1981 Space Shuttle vehicle moves to Launch Complex 39A for STS-2 mission
1981 Voyager 2 takes photo's of Saturn's moon Titan
1982 NASA launches Telesat-F
1984 Betsy King wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic
1984 Tatyana Kazankina of USSR sets 3k woman record (8:22.62) in Leningrad
1984 Zdena Silvaha (Cz) throws discus 74.55 m (women's world record)
1985 Balt Oriole Eddie Murray knocks in 9 RBIs in a game vs Calif Angels
1985 French government claims no knowledge of assault on Rainbow Warrior
1986 Rosa Mota wins Stuttgart female marathon (2:28:38)
1987 Paul Molitor goes 0-for-4 ends hitting streak at 39 consecutive games
1989 Trumbull Conn, is 1st US team since 1983 to win Little League WS
1990 2 slain college students found in Gainesville Florida
1990 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Northgate Golf Classic
1990 Bo Jackson hits 4th of 4 consecutive HRs
1991 Royal Brett Saberegen no-hits White Sox 7-0
1992 "Anna Karenina" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 46 performances
1995 Andrew Symonds hits 20 sixes in match for Gloucs v Glamorgan
1995 Lara completes 7th Test Cricket century, 179 at The Oval

That's All....

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