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Friday, August 3, 2018.



Birthdays


1645 August Kuhnel, composer
1748 Carl Ludwig Junker, composer
1770 Frederik Willem III, reactionary king of Prussia (1797-1840)
1801 Joseph Paxton, English landscape architect (Crystal Palace)
1811 Elisha Graves Otis, inventor (safe elevator)
1816 John Eugene Smith, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1897
1817 Albrecht FR, arch duke of Austria (Battle at Custozza)
1818 HM Jozef Schadde, Flemish architect (New Stock exchange Antwerp)
1820 Luther Orlando Emerson, composer
1820 William Miller, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1909
1823 Thomas Francis Meagher, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1867
1824 William Burnham Woods, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1832 Ivan Zajc, composer
1833 Auguste Schmidt, German teacher/feminist
1847 Jan de Louter, lawyer/tutor of Dutch Queen Wilhelmina
1850 Paul A Daum, Dutch writer/founder/editor (Batavian Newspaper)
1851 Isabella Caroline Somerset, temperance leader
1854 Fernand de La Tombelle, composer
1867 Stanley Baldwin, (C) British PM (1923-24, 1924-29, 1935-37)
1871 Vernon Louis Parrington, author (Romantic Revolution, Pulitzer 1928)
1872 Haakon VII, Charlottenlund Denmark, King of Norway (1905-57)
1873 Albert MLA de Bassompierre, Belgian ambassador to Tokyo (1921-39)
1874 Eugne Baie, Belgian author (Sub rosa et sub umbra)
1878 Constantino Gaito, composer
1882 Charles O'Neill, composer
1882 Segundo Luis Moreno Andrade, composer
1884 Louis Gruenberg, near Brest Litovsk Poland, composer (Daniel Jazz)
1885 Naphtali Siegfried Salomon, composer
1887 Rupert Brooke, British WW I poet (1914)
1892 Oscar van Hemel, composer
1894 Harry Heilmann, SF Cal, baseball hall of famer outfielder (Detroit)
1894 John H van Maarseveen, Dutch minister of Justice/Internal minister
1898 Brother Adam [Kehrle], benedictine monk/beekeeper
1899 Sally Benson, novelist
1900 Arnoldus J N M Struycken, Dutch lawyer
1900 Ernie Pyle, England, correspondent during WW II
1900 John T Scopes, Tennessee teacher convicted for teaching evolution
1901 Bernard Reichel, composer
1901 John Stennis, (Sen-D-Miss)
1901 Maria H "Marijke" van Tooren, cabaretire/actress (Pisuisse)
1901 Stefan Wyszynski, Polish cardinal
1902 Habib Bourguiba, 1st president of Tunisia (1957-87)
1902 Judson Laire, NYC, actor/singer (Papa-Mama, Adm Broadway Revue)
1902 Ray Block, France, orch leader (Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason)
1904 Clifford D[onald] Simak, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Empire, Way Station)
1905 Dolores Del Rio, Durango Mexico, actress (What Price Glory?)
1905 Maggie Kuhn, activist/co-founder (Gray Panthers)
1906 Alexandre Trauber, Hungarian/French set designer (Htel du Nord)
1906 Leonard Huizinga, Dutch journalist/writer (Adriaan & Olivier)
1907 Adrienne Ames, Fort Worth TX, actress (Death Kiss, Panama Patrol)
1907 Ernesto Geisel, politician
1907 Irene Tedrow, Denver Colo, actress (Lucy-Dennis the Menace, Mr Novak)
1907 Lawrence Brown, US trombonist (Duke Ellington Orchestra)
1908 Dolores del Rio, silent screen actress (Deseada, Bugambilia)
1911 Karel G Bakker, Dutch actor (Lady Windermere's Fan)
1912 Gene Kelly, actor/dancer (Xanadu, 40 Carats, Marjorie Morningstar)
1914 Rick Slabbinck, Flemish painter
1915 Sal Santen, Dutch writer
1917 Jordan Whitfield, PA, actor (Swamp Fox)
1918 James MacGregor Burns, political writer (The Lion & the Fox)
1920 Maria Karnilova, Hartford Ct, actress (Olga-Ivan the Terrible)
1920 P D James, mystery writer (Cover Her Face)
1920 Phyllis D "P D" James, English thriller writer (Innocent Blood)
1921 Alec Wyton, composer
1921 Hayden Carruth, Waterbury Ct, novelist (Crow & Heart)
1921 Marilyn Maxwell, actress (East of Sumatra)
1921 Richard Adler, NYC composer (Pajama Game, Damn Yankees)
1923 Anne Klein, fashion designer (Anne Klein II)
1923 Roger Foulon, French/Belgian poet
1924 Leon Uris, writer (Exodus, QB VII)
1924 Leon Uris, Baltimore, novelist (Exodus, QB VII, Battle Cry)
1924 Max van der Stoel, Dutch Foreign minister (PvdA)
1924 Leon Uris, writer (Exodus, QB VII)
1926 Tony Bennett singer, left his heart in San Francisco
1926 Tony Bennett, Queens NY, singer (Left a body part in SF)
1926 Tony Bennett singer, left his heart in San Francisco
1927 Enrique Pinella, composer
1927 Gordon Scott, Portland Oregon, actor (Tarzan & the Trappers)
1929 Bethel Leslie, NYC, entertainer (Capt Newman MD, Rabbit Trap)
1930 James Komack, NYC, writer/director/actor (Courtship of Eddie's Father)
1931 Alex Cord, [Viespi], NYC, actor (Brotherhood, Fire, Street Asylum)
1932 Elsa Martinelli, Grosseto Italy, actress (Indian Fighter)
1932 Mario Montes de Oca, Mexican poet
1933 Pat Crawford, cricketer (Australian pace bowler 1956)
1933 The Tjong King, Dutch illustrator of children books (Miep Diekman)
1935 Georgi Stepanovich Shonin, Odessa USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 6)
1935 Richard D Lamm, (Gov-D-Colo)
1937 Duncan Sharpe, cricketer (3 Tests for Pakistan 1959-60)
1938 George Memmoli, NYC, actor (Earl-Hello Larry)
1938 Terry "5 Wigs" Wogan, British talk show host (Irish Days)
1939 A K Sen Gupta, cricketer (Test India v WI 1959 without distinction)
1940 Martin Sheen
1940 Martin Sheen
1940 Martin Sheen
1940 Martin Sheen
1940 Martin Sheen
1940 John W Carlin, (Gov-D-KS)
1940 Joseph Dorfman, composer
1940 Lance Alworth, Houston Tx, NFL hall of famer (Charger, Cowboys)
1940 Martin Sheen, [Ramon Estevez], NY, actor (Subject Was Roses, Wall St)
1941 Martha Stewart
1941 Martha Stewart
1941 Martha Stewart
1941 Martha Stewart
1941 Martha Stewart
1941 Beverly Lee, Passaic NJ, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy)
1941 Martha Stewart, cookbook author/actress (Those Two)
1941 Wayne Hussey, rocker
1945 Ron Hendren, Pinehurst NC, TV host (Entertainment Tonight)
1946 John Klemmer, rocker
1949 Morris "B B" Dickerson, Torrence Ca, bassist (War, Low Rider, Outlaw)
1950 John Landis
1950 John Landis
1950 John Landis
1950 John Landis
1950 John Landis
1950 JoMari Payton Noble, Albany GA, actress (Harriette-Family Matters)
1950 Waldemar Cierpinski, German DR, marathoner (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
1951 Jay North
1951 Jay North
1951 Jay North
1951 Jay North
1951 Jay North
1951 Jon Graham, rock guitarist/vocalist (Earth Wind & Fire-Celebrate)
1951 Marcel Dionne, Qubec, NHL center (LA Kings, NY Rangers)
1952 Aleksandr A Volkov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
1952 Jay North, North Hollywood Calif, actor (Dennis the Menace, Maya)
1952 Wojtek Fibak, Poland, tennis star
1953 Osvaldo Ardiles, Argentine soccer player
1954 Denise Craig, WBL forward (Dayton Rockettes, NY Stars)
1956 Kirk Brandon, rocker (Theatre of Hate, Spear of Destiny-Outland)
1958 Cindy Nixon, Nashville Tenn, singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel)
1959 Martin Atkins, rocker
1959 Victoria Jackson, Miami Fla, actress (Casual Sex, SNL, UHF)
1960 Gopal Sharma, Indian cricket off-spinner (2 Tests 1984-85)
1960 Tim Mayotte, Springfield Mass, tennis player (Olympic-silver-1988)
1961 Ken Wark, Australian field hockey fullback (Oly-4th/silver-88, 92, 96)
1961 Lee Rocker, [Leon Drucker], rock bassist (Stray Cats-Gonna Ball)
1962 Alberto Tous, Spain, tennis star
1962 Lucky Dube, South African reggae singer
1962 Tina Lehtola, Finland, women's ski jumper (world's record holder)
1963 Carlo Imperato, Bronx, actor (Fame)
1963 James Hetfield, heavy metal rocker (Metallica-Helpless)
1963 Libor Pimek, Czech, tennis star
1964 Joan E Higginbotham, Chicago Il, astronaut
1964 Johnny Thomas, NFL cornerback (Cleve Browns, SD Chargers)
1964 Kevin Elster, San Pedro CA, infielder (Texas Rangers)
1964 Nate McMillan, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics)
1966 Christine Richters, Fullerton Ca, playmate (May, 1986)
1967 John Femia, Bkln NY, actor (Square Pegs, Hello Larry)
1968 Rod Beck, Burbank CA, pitcher (SF Giants)
1969 Doug Overton, NBA guard (Phila 76ers, Denver Nuggets)
1970 Darren Mickell, NFL defensive end (KC Chiefs, NO Saints)
1971 Moira C Dunn, Utica NY, LPGA golfer (1995 SAFECO Classic-6th)
1972 Alain Bolduc, Montreal Quebec, yachter (Olympics-96)
1972 Jeff Nygaard, Madison Wisc, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics-96)
1972 John Lilley, Wakefield Mass, US hockey forward (Olympics-1994)
1972 Sandis Ozolinsh, Riga Lat, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
1972 Travis Hall, defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
1973 Kari Litton, Pontotoc Miss, Miss America (Mississippi-Top 10-1997)
1973 Kurt Grote, US, 100m/200m breaststroke (Olympics-6th-96)
1974 Blaine Wilson, Columbus Ohio, gymnast (Olympics-5th-96)
1974 Jenny Beck, actress (Claire Carroll-Guns & Paradise)
1975 Ndukwe Kalu, defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)
1975 Trevor Pryce, NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1976 Sarybel Velila, Miss Universe-Puerto Rico (1996)
1976 Troy Glaus, Tarzana CA, baseball infielder (Olympics-bronze-96)

Events


881 Battle at Saucourt: French King Louis III beats the Vikings
1108 Louis VI, "the Fat One," King of France, crowned
1312 Power of Luik Patriarch murders over 200
1492 Columbus sets sail for 'the Indies'.
1492 Columbus sets sail for 'the Indies'.
1492 All Jews are expelled from Spain
1492 Columbus sets sail from Palos, Spain for "Indies"
1529 "Ladies' Peace" (treaty of Cambrai)-emperor Charles V & King French I
1557 Dutch States-General meet at Valenciennes
1596 David Fabricius discovers light variation of Mira (1st variable star)
1640 2,000 men VOC-army surrounds the city of Malakka
1640 Zorilla's "Bire el Ojo," premieres in Toledo
1645 Battle of Allersheim: French defeat Bavarians
1650 Viceroy Willem II & Amsterdam reach accord about standing army
1676 Nathaniel Bacon publishes "Declaration of People of Virginia"
1678 Robert LaSalle builds 1st ship in America, Griffon
1692 Battle at Steenkerke: French beat English/Dutch army
1704 English/Dutch fleet under Rooke/Callenburgh occupy Gibraltar
1708 Battle at Trencsn: Austria beats Hungarian rebellion army
1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie lands on Eriskay, Hebrides
1778 Teatro alla Scala opens in Milan
1797 Emperor Francis I permits Jews who served in military in "Countries of Bohemian Crown" to marry non Jews
1829 Gioacchino Rossini's "William Tell," premieres in Paris
1833 HMS Beagle reaches river mouth of Rio Negro
1852 1st intercollegiate rowing race, Harvard beats Yale by 4 lengths
1855 Rotterdam-Gouda railway opens
1860 American Canoe Association founded at Lake George NY
1861 Federal fleet bombs Galveston Texas
1863 Governor Seymour asks Lincoln to suspend draft in NY
1863 Saratoga Racetrack (NY) opens
1864 Battle of Mobile AL
1881 Boers signs Convention of Pretoria: Transvaal semi-autonomous
1881 US Nation Lawn Tennis Association removes "Nation" from name
1882 Congress passes 1st law restricting immigration
1897 John McNally's musical "Good Mr Best," premieres in NYC
1904 British journalist Francis Younghusband visits forbidden city Lhasa
1906 Wash Natl's pitcher Tom Hughes hits HR to win his own game 1-0 in 10th
1914 1st seaworthy ship through Panama Canal
1914 Belgium rejects demand to allow free crossing for German army
1914 French fleet sails to North-Africa
1914 German battle cruiser Goeben leaves Messina
1914 Germany invades Belgium & declares war on France in WW I
1914 Great Britain declares war on Germany
1914 Turkey signs military pact with Germany
1914 World Alliance for Promoting Intl Friendship through Churches forms
1914 Yankee catcher Nunamaker throws out 3 would be stealers in 1 inning
1921 1st aerial cropdusting (Troy Ohio to kill caterpillars)
1921 Due to a technicality, 8 Chicago White Sox accused in Black Sox scandal are acquited, however Landis throws them out of baseball
1923 Baseball games cancelled following the death of President Harding
1923 VP Calvin Coolidge becomes 30th president
1924 Cyclist Piet Moeskops regains world sprint championist
1925 Last US troops leave Nicaragua (there since 1912)
1926 Traffic lights installed on Piccadilly Circus
1928 Ray Barbuti saves US team from defeat in Amsterdam Olympics track events by winning 400 m (47.8 sec)
1930 2nd time in 1930, Chuck Klein of Phillies hits in 26 straight games
1933 Yanks are shut out for 1st time after 308 games (since Aug 2, 1931)
1939 Jean Genets "Ondine," premieres in Paris
1940 German occupiers forbid ritual slaughters & English & French movies
1940 Italian troops invade British Somalia
1940 Lithuanian SSR is accepted into USSR
1940 Seaplane Clare makes 1st British passagiersvlucht to the US
1941 Benzine sales limited in US
1941 Gas sales limited in US
1941 German troops conquer Roslavl USSR
1941 Browns pitcher Johnny Niggling gets Joe DiMaggio in 4 at bats to stop DiMaggio's streak of 74 games in reaching base
1943 Gen Patton slaps a US GI in the hospital accusing him of cowardice
1943 Nazi occupiers attack city Orel, leave it in fire
1944 Allied troops conquer Myitkyina Burma
1944 Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp gases 4,000 gypsies
1944 General Montgomery visits general Dempsey's headquarter
1944 Lt-Gen Stilwells troops occupy Myitkyina Burma
1944 Tommy Brown, just 16 years & 8 months old, plays shortstop for Dodgers
1946 Belgian govt of Huysmans, forms
1948 Cleveland's Satchel Paige make his 1st start & goes 7 innings
1948 FDR advisor Alger Hiss accused to be a "communist"
1949 Republic Indonesia proclaims cease fire
1949 Basketball Assoc of America & National Basketball League merge to form National Basketball Association
1951 William H Jackson, ends term as deputy director of CIA
1952 15th Olympic games close in Helsinki Finland
1953 Frank Blair becomes news anchor of Today Show
1954 1st VTOL (Vertical Take-off & Land) flown
1955 Automobile Association of America ends support of auto racing
1955 Hurricane Connie begins pounding US for 11 days
1955 Roger Moens runs world record 800 m (1:45.7)
1956 Willie Williams of US sets 100 meter record at 10.1
1957 British offensive against imam Galeb Ben Ali of Oman
1958 USS Nautilus begins 1st crossing of Arctic Ocean under icecap
1959 27th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Memorial Coliseum, LA
1959 50 killed in uprising in Guinea-Bissau
1959 AL beats NL 5-3 in 27th All Star Game (Dodger Stadium)
1960 Niger gains independence from France
1962 29th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 42, All-Stars 20 (65,000)
1962 NY Met Frank Thomas hits his 6th HR in 3 games
1963 "No Strings" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 580 performances
1963 Allan Sherman releases "Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda"
1963 Beatles final performance at Cavern Club in Liverpool
1963 Great Train Robbery-2.5 M ($3.25 M) robbed
1966 S African govt bans Beatle records
1967 45,000 US soldiers sent to Vietnam
1967 James Law rides entire NYC subway in 22 hrs 12 minutes
1968 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1969 Reds beats Phillies 19-17
1969 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
1970 4 day NFL strike ends
1970 Christopher Hampton's "Philanthropist," premieres in London
1970 Hurricane "Celia" becomes most expensive Gulf storm in history
1970 Mairiam Hargrave of Yorkshire, passes her driving test on 40th try
1971 Paul McCartney announces formation of his group Wings
1972 British premier Heath proclaims emergency crisis due to harbor strike
1972 Chozen-ji/Intl Zen Dojo founded by Omori Sogen Roshi, in Hawaii
1973 Flash fire kills 51 at amusement park (Isle of Man, UK)
1973 National People's party wins Dutch Antilles National elections
1974 "Little Night Music" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 601 perfs
1974 "Words & Music" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 127 perfs
1974 Guitarist Jeff Baxter quits Steely Dan & joins Doobie Brothers
1975 500 drown when 2 river boats collide & sink in China's West River
1975 Louisiana Superdome is dedicated
1975 Poland & West germany reach accord about returning ethnic Germans
1975 Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1977 Radio Shack issues a press release introducing TRS-80 computer 25 existed, within weeks thousands were ordered
1979 Fastest jai-alai shot (188 mph), Jose Arieto at Newport Jai Alai, RI
1979 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 22nd Olympic games close at Moscow, USSR
1980 Kaline, Snider, Klein, & Tom Yawkey inducted into Hall of Fame
1980 Sandra Post wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
1981 13,000 Air Traffic Controllers (PATCO) begin their strike
1981 France performs nuclear test
1982 Clyde King replaces Gene Michaels as NY Yankee manager
1983 John Sain of South Bend, Ind builds 3.91 m house of cards
1983 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 365.7 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
1984 Bomb attack on Madras India airport, 32 killed
1985 "Nihilator" set harness pacing mile (1:49.6) in East Rutherford, NJ
1985 Train crash at Flaujac, France: 35 killed
1986 Amy Alcott wins LPGA National Golf Pro-Am
1986 Willie McCovey, Bobby Doerr, & Ernie Lombardi inducted in Hall of Fame
1987 Chicago Bears beat Dallas Cowboys 17-6 in London, England (NFL expo)
1987 Discovery in Orbital Processing Facility is powered up for STS-26
1987 Jack Morris ties AL record with 5 wild pitches in a 4-2 lose
1987 Twins Joe Niekro is caught with a file on the mound & is ejected
1988 Skip Storch swims 246 km of Hudson River from Albany to NYC
1989 5th jockey to win 6,000 races (Jorge Valesquez)
1989 Lawrence Delisle drives his 4 kids into river
1989 Rickey Henderson sets AL mark of 50 steals in 9 seasons
1989 Cin Reds send record 20 men to bat with a record 16 hits in 1 inning as they score 14 runs in 1st inning
1990 "Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 11 perfs
1990 98.8F (37.1C) in Cheltenham, Glos. (UK record)
1990 NY Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 10th HR in 1st 72 at bats
1990 Radio Kuwait resigns air, due to Iraqi invasion
1990 US announces commitment of Naval forces to Gulf regions
1990 For 3rd time in 1990 a no-hitter is broken up with 2 outs in 8th inning. Doug Drabek of Pitts still beats Phila 11-0
1991 Giant Victory, driven by Jack Moiseyev, wins Hambletonian
1991 Pan Am games open in Havana
1992 Dodgers win 3,000th game since moving to Los Angeles (3,000-2,531)
1992 Paramount inaugurates New York Street on TV/movie lot
1994 102.4F (39.1C) in Tokyo Japan: record
1994 1st Jordanian plane to fly over Israeli airspace (King Hussein pilot)
1995 CNN en Espanol premieres
1997 25th du Maurier Golf Classic: Colleen Walker wins
1997 BankBoston Senior Golf Classic
1997 Garth Brooks performs a free concert in Central Park NY for HBO
1997 Phil Mickelson wins golf's Sprint International

That's All....

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