Sunday, August 4, 2019.


1502 Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter/carpet designer
1664 Louis Lully, composer
1667 Karl H Freiherr von Canstein, German lawyer/Luthers pitist
1687 Johan Willem Friso, prince of Orange/monarch of Nassau-Dietz [OS]
1705 Vaclav Matyas Gurecky, composer
1731 Giuseppe Colla, composer
1748 Maximilian Stadler, composer
1755 Nicolas-Jacque Conte, invented the modern pencil.
1755 Nicolas-Jacque Conte, inventor (modern pencil)
1755 Nicolas-Jacque Conte, invented the modern pencil.
1776 Pierre-Simon Ballanche, French philosopher/poet (Prolgomnes)
1776 Wenzel Sedlak, composer
1790 The United States Coast Guard, Semper Paratus
1790 The United States Coast Guard, Semper Paratus
1792 Percy Bysshe Shelley, poet
1792 Percy Bysshe Shelley, England, romantic poet (Adonais)
1792 Percy Bysshe Shelley, poet
1799 Olof Wilhelm Udden, composer
1816 Israel Vogdes, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1889
1818 Lovell Harrison Rosseau, Major General (Union volunteers)
1823 Oliver Hazard Perry Throck Morton, (Gov-Ind), died in 1877
1825 Arthur Haygarth, cricketer (Middlesex & Surrey bat, famous biographer)
1832 Gaspar Nez de Arce, Spain, poet "Spanish Tennyson"
1839 Walter Pater, London England, writer (Plato & Platoism)
1843 Flor van Duyse, composer
1846 Silas Gamaliel Pratt, composer
1859 Knut Hamsun, Norway, writer/Nazi (Hunger-Nobel 1920)
1870 Harry Lauder, Scotland, comedian/singer (Roman in the Gloamin)
1873 Damasco Berenguer y Fuste, Spanish general/minister of War
1881 Guy de Pourtals, Swiss/French writer (Nietzsche in Italy)
1883 Ren "Sascha" Schickele, German writer/founder (Strmer)
1888 Philip Greeley Clapp, composer
1890 Erich Weinert, writer
1892 Johanna Bordewijk-Roepman, composer
1897 Joseph Calleia, Malta, actor (Jungle Book, Gilda, Touch of Evil)
1900 Elizabeth, The Queen Mother
1900 Elizabeth, The Queen Mother
1900 Elizabeth, The Queen Mother
1900 Elizabeth, The Queen Mother
1900 Elizabeth, The Queen Mother
1900 Arturo Umberto Illia, pres of Argentina (1963-66)
1900 Douglas L Mays, cartoonist (Punch)
1900 Elizabeth, Queen Mother Of England, King George VI's wife
1901 Louis Armstrong
1901 Louis Armstrong
1901 Louis Armstrong
1901 Louis Armstrong
1901 Louis Armstrong
1901 Louie "Satchmo" Armstrong, New Orleans, jazz trumpeter (Hello Dolly)
1903 Helen Kane, [Schroeder], Bronx NY, actress (Heads Up, Pointed Heels)
1904 Theodore Newton, NJ, actor (Ace of Aces, Voltaire)
1904 Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author (Ferdydurke, Pornography)
1905 Michael Scott Montague Fordham, Jungian analyst/educator
1906 Marie-Jos von Saksen-Coburg, Belgian Princess
1908 Kurt Eichhorn, conductor
1908 Leslie Wilkinson, journalist
1908 Osbert Lancaster, English cartoonist/author (Daily Express)
1909 Glenn Cunningham, US middle distance runner (1930's)
1909 Roberto Burle Marx, landscape gardener
1910 William H Schuman, NYC, composer (Amer Festival Overture, Juilliard)
1912 Raoul Wallenberg
1912 Raoul Wallenberg
1912 Raoul Wallenberg
1912 Raoul Wallenberg
1912 Raoul Wallenberg
1912 David Raksin, Phila Penns, composer (Modern Times)
1912 Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat in WW II (saved 10,000s of Jews)
1913 Wesley Addy, Omaha Neb, actor (Bostonians, Loving)
1914 Rik Slabbinck, Flemish painter
1915 Irving Fields, NYC, pianist (Ilona Massey Show)
1920 Helen Thomas, UPI journalist (starts press conferences)
1921 Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Montreal Canadien (MVP-1947)
1923 Arthur Butterworth, composer
1928 Udham Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1952, 56, 64)
1929 Yasser Arafat, leader (Palestine Liberation Organization)
1930 David M G Curry, South African Labour Party parliament leader
1930 John Gorman, printer/socialist historian
1931 Narendra Tamhane, dependable Indian cricket wicketkeeper (1950's)
1933 Nathan Eugene Brooks, Cleve Oh, flyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1952)
1933 Rudi van Dantzig, Dutch choreographer/ballet dancer (Painted Birds)
1934 Dallas Green, baseball manager (Phillies, Yankees)
1934 Jonas Savimbi, Angolian leader of Unita
1934 Rutger Kopland, [Rutger van den Hoofdakker], Dutch poet
1935 Michal Slory, Suriname poet (Bitter Combat)
1936 Elsberry Hobbs, rocker (Drifters)
1937 David Vickerman Bedford, composer
1937 Jacobus H "Koos" van de Merwe, S Afr attorney/CP parliament leader
1939 Frankie Ford, [Frank Guzzo], Gretna La, rock vocalist (Sea Cruise)
1940 Karel Vachek, director (Moravska Hellas, Elective Affinities)
1940 Rosemarie "Timi" Yuro, US singer (Hurt)
1941 Quincey Daniels, Biloxi Miss, boxer (Olympic-bronze-1960)
1941 Ted Strickland, (Rep-D-Ohio)
1942 David Russell Lange, PM (L) NZ (1984-89)
1943 David Carr, rock keyboardist (Fortunes Leyton, London
1943 Michael J McCulley, San Diego Calif, Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS-34)
1943 Rodney Stuart Pattison, British yachtsman (Olympics)
1943 Tina Cole, Hollywood, singer (King Cousins)/actress (Katie-My 3 Sons)
1944 Richard Belzer, KOed by Hulk Hogan/comedian (How to be a Stand Up)
1945 Fred Hansen, US, pole vaulter (Olympic-gold-1964)
1945 John Qace Hardbattle, political activist
1946 Maureen Cox Starkey, 1st wife of Beatle Ringo Starr
1947 Kenneth Dryden, NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens, 6 Stanley Cups)
1947 Paul Leyton, rocker (Seekers)
1948 James C Slattery, (Rep-D-Kansas, 1983- )
1949 John Riggins, NFL running back (NY Jets, Wash Redskins)
1951 Lane Evans, (Rep-D-IL, 1983- )
1952 Bobby Buntrock, Denver Colo, actor (Harold Baxter-Hazel)
1952 Daniel Bautista, Mexico, 20k walker (Olympic-gold-1976)
1952 Kristoffer Tabori, [Siegel], LA Calif, actor (Rappaccini's Daughter)
1954 Janet Coles, LPGA golfer
1955 Billy Bob Thornton
1955 Billy Bob Thornton
1955 Billy Bob Thornton
1955 Billy Bob Thornton
1955 Billy Bob Thornton
1955 Andrew M Allen, Phila Pa, Captain USMC/astronaut (STS 46, 62, 75)
1955 Billy Bob Thornton, actor (Sling Blade)
1955 Charles D "Sam" Gemar, Yankton SD, army/astronaut (STS 38, 48, 62)
1957 Robert E Andrews, (Rep-D-New Jersey)
1958 Greg Foster, Maywood Ill, 110m hurdler (Olympic-silver-1984)
1958 Mary Decker Tabb Slaney, NJ, olympic track star (mile record 4:16.71)
1959 Deedee Lasker, LPGA golfer
1960 Robbin Crosby, heavy metal rock guitarist/vocals (Ratt-Round & Round)
1962 Roger Clemens
1962 Roger Clemens
1962 Roger Clemens
1962 Roger Clemens
1962 Roger Clemens
1962 Paul Williams, rock guitarist (Flock of Seagulls)
1962 Roger Clemens, Dayton OH, pitcher (Red Sox, Blue Jays, Cy Young, MVP)
1962 Wesley Snipes, Orlando Fla, actor (New Jack City, Passenger 57)
1964 B J Surhoff, Bronx NY, infielder (Baltimore Orioles)
1964 Clyde Simmons, NFL defensive end (Az Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars)
1965 Crystal Chappell, Silver Spring Md, actress (Carly-Days of our Lives)
1965 Trena Trice, WNBA forward/center (NY Liberty)
1966 Kensuke Sasaki, wrestler (WCW/NJPW/Calgary, Power Warrior)
1967 Carrie Flemmer, Stettler Alberta, softball catcher (Olympics-96)
1967 Kembra Pfahler, Hermosa Beach Ca, actress (Gotham Gold)
1967 Marcelo Filippini, Uruguay, tennis star
1967 Michael Lawrence Marsh, LA Calif, sprinter (Oly-2 gold/silver-92, 96)
1967 Mike Marsh, US, 200m runner (Olympic-Gold-1992)
1968 Darcy Arreola, La Mesa Calif, 1.5k runner
1968 James Francis, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
1968 Marcus Schenkenberg, model (Calvin Klein)
1969 Lee O'Leary, Compton CA, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
1969 Max Cavalera, Brazilian rock vocalist/guitarist (Sepultura)
1969 Norm Casola, CFL slot back (Toronto Argonauts)
1970 Orlando Trustfull, soccer player (Feyenoord)
1970 Owen McMahon, Australian 470 class yachter (Olympics-96)
1970 Steven Jack, cricketer (South African pace bowler 1994-95)
1970 Tim McRae, Daytona Fla, 154 lbs (70 kg) weightlifter (Oly-1992, 96)
1971 Jeff Gordon
1971 Jeff Gordon
1971 Jeff Gordon
1971 Jeff Gordon
1971 Jeff Gordon
1971 Greg Frers, CFL safety (BC Lions)
1973 Alex Molden, cornerback (New Orleans Saints)
1973 Eddie Cade, NFL full safety (NE Patriots)
1973 Peter Tsekenis, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1974 Canute Curtis, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
1975 Beau Morgan, running back (Dallas Cowboys)
1975 Kaipo Spenser, Wailuku HI, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1979 Brandi Siegel, Miami Fla, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)
1992 Cole Sprouse, Arezzo Italy, actor (Patrick Kelly-Grace Under Fire)
1992 Dylan Sprouse, Arezzo Italy, actor (Patrick Kelly-Grace Under Fire)


1181 Supernova seen in Cassiopia
1265 Battle at Evesham: English prince Edward beats Simon de Montfort
1347 English troops conquer Ft Calais
1351 Sea battle at Zwartewaal: Willem V beats Hoeksen & English
1558 1st printing of Zohar (Jewish Kabbalah)
1578 Battle of Alcazarquivir, Moroccans defeat Portuguese, 10,000 killed
1598 London's head office of Hanze closed
1636 Johan Mauritius appointed governor of Dutch Brazil
1666 Hurricane hits Guadeloupe, Martinique & St Christopher; thousands die
1666 Sea battle between Netherlands & England
1693 Champagne is invented by Dom Perignon.
1693 Champagne is invented by Dom Perignon.
1693 Dom Perignon invents champagne
1695 French garrison of surrenders to Willem III
1704 War of Spanish Succession, English & Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar
1730 Crown prince Frederik of Prussia escapes to England
1735 Jury acquits John Zenger (NY Weekly Journal) charged with seditious libel by royal governor of NY (victory for Freedom of press)
1753 George Washington becomes a master mason
1760 Battle at Leignitz: Prussia beats Austria & Russia
1777 Retired British cavalry officer Philip Astley establishes 1st circus
1789 French National Meeting ending feudal system
1790 US Coast Guard founded as Revenue Cutter Service
1791 Austria & Turkey sign Peace of Sistova
1821 1st edition of Saturday Evening Post (publishes until 1969)
1830 Plans for city of Chicago laid out
1855 John Bartlett publishes "Familiar Quotations"
1862 US govt collects its 1st income tax
1864 Land & naval action new Brazos Santiago, Texas
1870 British Red Cross Society forms
1879 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Aeterni Patris
1881 122F (50C), Seville, Spain (European record)
1886 Colombia adopts constitution
1892 Queen Wilhelmina & Emma open Merwede Canal between Amsterdam-Rhine
1892 Sunday school teacher Lizzie Borden arrested in Fall River, Mass
1897 Henry A Rucker appointed Collector of Internal Revenue for Georgia
1903 Cardinal Giuseppe Sarto of Venice elected Pope Pius X
1909 Ump Tim Hurst instigates a riot by spitting at A's 2nd baseman Eddie Collins, who had questioned a call, this leads to Hurst's banishment
1910 A's Jack Coombs & White Sox Ed Walsh pitch a 16 inn scoreless tie
1914 German army shoots Belgian priests/burns down village of Battice
1914 German fleet under admiral Souchon fire on Algerian coast
1914 Germany declares war on Belgium; Britain declares war on Germany
1914 King Albert I becomes supreme commander of Belgian army
1914 Lord Kitchener becomes British minister of War
1914 US declares neutrality in WW I
1916 Denmark cedes Danish West Indies, including the Virgin Islands, to the US for $25 million
1917 Pravda calls for killing all capitalists, priests & officers
1922 Female 1st baseman Lizzie Murphy plays on AL all-star team
1925 1st Dutch Colijn govt forms
1925 US marines leave Nicaragua after 13-year occupation
1927 Peace Bridge between US & Canada opens
1929 60,000 SA'ers/SS'ers march by Munich
1929 Indians, in 9th with 2 outs score 9 to beat Yanks 14-6
1929 Jones Beach in NY opens
1930 Child labor laws estralished in Belgium
1934 NY Giants Mel Ott sets record of 6 runs in game & beats Phillies 21-4
1936 Ioannis Metaxas names himself dictator of Greece
1941 Dodger Mickey Owens is 1st to catch 3 foul flies in an inning (3rd)
1941 Winston Churchill departs on Prince of Wales to US
1942 1st train with Jews departs Mechelen Belgium to Auschwitz
1942 British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Cairo
1942 Col-gen Jeremenko arrives in Stalingrad/welcomed by Nikita Khrushchev
1942 German occupier orders all Dutch homing pigeons killed
1943 British premier Churchill travels on the Queen Mary to Canada
1943 Russian units reach suburbs of Orel
1943 USAF bombs Germans in Troina
1944 Anne Frank arrested in Amsterdam by Nazis
1944 British 8th army reaches suburbs of Florence Italy
1945 Golfer Byron Nelson records most tournament wins (18) in a season
1945 Red Sox Tom McBride is 3rd to get 6 RBIs in an inning (4th)
1948 5 day southern filibuster succeeds in maintaining poll tax
1949 NBL & NBAA merge into National Basketball Association
1953 Black families move into Trumbull Park housing project in Chicago
1953 Vic Raschi sets pitcher record by driving in 7 runs & wins 15-0
1954 Boscombe Down 1st flight of supersonic P-1 Lightning
1955 Eisenhower authorizes $46 million for construction of CIA headquarters
1956 1st motorcycle rode over 200 mph (Wilhelm Herz-210 mph/338 kph)
1956 Elvis Presley releases "Hound Dog"
1956 Indonesia says it will not pay debts to the Netherlands
1958 Dumont TV Network crumbles
1959 "Billy Barnes Revue" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 87 perfs
1960 Rocket propelled USAAF research aircraft sets record at 2,150 MPH
1961 108F, Spokane, WA
1961 28th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Philadelphia 28, All-Stars 14 (66,000)
1962 Nelson Mandela captured by South African police
1963 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open
1964 Civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman & James E Chaney, bodies discovered in an earthen Mississippi dam
1964 North Vietnamese torpedos US ships Gulf of Tonkin
1965 Cook Islands enters into free association with New Zealand
1967 34th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 27, All-Stars 0 (70,934)
1967 British pirate radio station Radio 355 resigns air
1967 Shortwave group ANARC's 1st convention (Chicago)
1967 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1968 100,000 attend Newport Pop Festival, Costa Mesa, Calif
1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Gino Paoli Golf Open
1968 WXTV TV channel 41 in New York-Paterson, NY (UNI) begins broadcasting
1969 Willie Stargell is 1st to hit a HR outside of Dodger Stadium
1970 Jim Morrison arrested for drunkenness
1971 US launches 1st satellite into lunar orbit from manned spacecraft
1972 Arthur Bremer jailed for 63 years for shooting Alabama Gov Wallace
1974 Crawford-Butler Act allows Puerto Ricans to elect own governor
1974 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
1975 Robert Plant is involved in a car crash in Rhodes
1976 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1977 Pres Carter establishes Dept of Energy
1977 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1979 Italian govt of Cossiga begins
1979 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1980 -11] Hurricane Aline, kills 272 in Texas & Caribbean
1980 John & Yoko begin recording "Double Fantasy"
1980 Seattle Mariners replace manager Darrell Johnson with Maury Wills
1981 Columbia mated with SRBs & external tank for STS-2 mission
1981 Oliver North is assigned to White House duty
1982 NY Met Joel Youngblood singles in Chicago day game, he is traded, then singles for Expos in Philadelphia night game
1983 Bettino Craxi sworn in as premier of Italy
1983 France performs nuclear test
1983 Revolution in Burkina
1983 While warming up before 5th inning Yankee Dave Winfield accidentally kills a seagull
1984 Carl Lewis wins gold medal in 100-meter dash at LA Summer Olympics
1984 Cliff Johnson sets a record with his 19th pinch hit HR
1984 Prince's "Purple Rain," album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 24 weeks
1984 Republic of Upper Volta becomes Bourkina Fasso (National Day)
1985 "Dreamgirls" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1522 performances
1985 Calif Angel Rod Carew gets his 3,000th hit
1985 Penny Hammel wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
1985 Phil Rizzuto Day, Yanks retire #10
1985 Rod Carew, is 16th to get 3,000 hits
1985 White Sox Tom Seaver is 17th to win #300, beating Yankees
1986 OPEC lowers oil production 20%
1987 At the Kingdome, Ruppert Jones hits a foul ball that sticks in speaker
1987 FCC vote 4-0 to rescind fairness doctrine for broadcasters
1988 Congress votes $20,000 to each Japanese-American interned in WW II
1988 Hertz car rental will pay out $23 million in consumer fraud case
1989 Blue Jays Dave Steib's perfect game broken up in 9th with 2 outs by NY Yankee Roberto Kelly
1990 95.5F (35.3C) in De Bilt Neth (highest Aug temp in Neth)
1990 European community proposes a boycott of Iraq
1991 1st time Seattle Mariners are 9 games over .500
1991 Deb Richard wins LPGA Phar-Mor in Youngstown Golf Tournament
1993 Angolese air force bombs Huambo
1993 Rwandian Hutu's & Tutsi's sign peace treaty in Arusha
1993 Tony Gwynn gets 6 hits, 4th time in 1993 a Padre gets 5 or more hits
1994 Dwingeloo 1, near milky way system, discovered
1994 Howard Stern drops out of NY gubernatorial race
1994 Truck carrying millions of bees overturns on NY parkway
1995 Darryl Strawberry joins the NY Yankees
1996 24th du Maurier Golf Classic: Laura Davies
1996 26th Olympic games close at Atlanta, Georgia (sched)
1996 J Bunning, E Weaver, B Foster, & N Hanlon inducted in Hall of Fame
1997 "Keenan Ivory Wayan Show," premieres on Fox TV

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