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Monday, August 6, 2018.



Birthdays


1504 Matthew "Nosey" Parker, archbishop of Canterbury
1619 Barbara Strozzi, composer
1638 Nicolas de Malebranche, French philosopher
1644 Fran‡oise L de la Baume Le Blanc, French mistress of Louis XIV
1651 Fran‡ois Fenelon, France, writer (Playing for Time)
1651 Johann Michael Zacher, composer
1664 Johann Christoph Schmidt, composer
1665 Jean-Baptiste Lully, composer
1697 Charles VII, Holy Roman emperor (1742-45)
1733 Jacques-Denis Antoine, French master builder (H“tel Maillebois Paris)
1748 Bernhard Haltenberger, composer
1775 Louis-Antoine the Bourbon, French duke of Angoulˆme/General of France
1800 Catherine Beecher, educator (championed higher education for women)
1804 Justinus van der Brugghen, Dutch lawyer/minister of Justice (1856-58)
1809 Lord Alfred Tennyson, poet laureate of England.
1809 Alfred Lord Tennyson, poet laureate of England
1809 Lord Alfred Tennyson, poet laureate of England.
1811 Judah Philip Benjamin, Secy War/Secy State (Confederacy) [or Aug 11]
1819 Samuel Powhatan Carter, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1845 Anthonie A Vorsterman van Oyen, Dutch genealogist
1856 Nestor de TiŠre, Flemish poet (Pink Kate)
1858 Albert Fuchs, composer
1859 J Arthur S Berson, Austria meteorologist (Balloon flights, Amazon)
1861 Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt, 2nd wife of Theodore Roosevelt
1866 Chief Thundercloud, [Scott T Williams], MT, actor (Lone Ranger)
1868 Paul Claudel, France, diplomat/poet (L'Otage-1909)
1871 Emanuel Querido, [Joost Mendes], author/publisher
1873 John Wesley Work, composer
1873 Mary Carr Moore, composer
1875 Marcel Labey, composer
1879 Joseph Wirth, German politician (Stalin Peace Prize)
1881 Alexander Fleming, cashed in on others' discovery of penicillin.
1881 Alexander Fleming, England, bacteriologist (penicillin; Nobel 1954)
1881 Leo Carrillo, LA CA, actor (American Empire, Cisco Kid)
1881 Alexander Fleming, cashed in on others' discovery of penicillin.
1882 Gerrit H Kersten, Dutch vicar/founder (Calvinist party)
1883 Francesco Santoliquido, composer
1883 Scott Nearing, US sociologist/pacifist/author (The Good Life)
1885 Jozef M E Meeus, Belgian director H-Heart union
1886 Edward Ballantine, composer
1892 Hoot Gibson, Tekamah NE, western actor (Horse Soldier, Last Outlaw)
1893 Guthrie McClintic, Seattle Wash, Broadway producer/dir (Winterset)
1896 Cyril Mockridge, composer
1902 Michal Vilec, composer
1902 Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright (Ultimatum Factory) [OS]
1904 Henry Payne Iba, Easton Mo, US basketball coach (Olympic-gold-64, 68)
1904 M Revis, [Willem Fisherman], author (Gelakte Brain)
1905 Clara Bow, silent screen actress (Wings) "it" girl of 1920's films
1906 Ken Strong, NFL, AFL halfback (Staten Island, NY Yanks, NY Giants)
1908 George Singer, composer
1908 Helen Hull Jacobs, Berkley Calif, US tennis champ (1932-35)
1908 James Lees-Milne, architecural historian
1908 Sol Adler, economist Sinophile
1908 Svend Erik Tarp, composer
1910 Charles Crichton, British director (Battle of Sexes)
1910 Friedrich Schroder, composer
1910 William J Law, sailor
1911 Lucille Ball, comedian, actress, "I Love Lucy"
1911 Lucille Ball, Jamestown NY, comedienne/actress (I Love Lucy, Mame)
1911 Norman Gordon, S Afri cricket pace bowler (against England 1938-39)
1911 Lucille Ball, comedian, actress, "I Love Lucy"
1914 Susan Cowdy, ornithologist
1916 Dom[inic] Mintoff, premier Malta
1916 Michael Burke, sports executive (NY Yankees, NY Knicks)
1917 Robert Mitchum, actor, "Heaven Knows Mr. Allison"
1917 Robert Mitchum, Bridgeport Ct, actor (Winds of War, North & South)
1917 Robert Mitchum, actor, "Heaven Knows Mr. Allison"
1919 Pauline Betz Addie, Dayton Ohio, tennis champ (Wimbledon 1946)
1921 Ella Raines, actress
1921 Ella Raines, Sinoqualmie Falls Wash, actress (Janice Dean RN)
1921 Ella Raines, actress
1922 Freddie Laker, CEO (Laker airlines)
1923 Jackie Kelk, Brooklyn NY, actor (Homer-Aldrich Family)
1923 Jack Parnell, London England, orch leader (Englebert Humperdick Show)
1923 William B Williams, Babylon NY, DJ (WNEW, Sammy & Company)
1925 Barbara Bates, Denver Colo, actress (Kathy-It's a Great Life)
1925 Leland Smith, composer
1926 Christa Reinig, writer
1926 Frank Finlay, Farnworth Lancashire England, actor (Robbery, Lifeforce)
1926 J[anet] O[pal] Jeppson, [nee Janet Asimov], author (2nd Experiment)
1927 Andy Warhol, McKeesport PA, artist/producer (Frankenstein, Bad)
1927 William David Ford, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1965- )
1928 Andy Warhol, pop star
1928 Andy Warhol, pop star
1928 Andy Warhol, pop star
1928 Andy Warhol, pop star
1928 Andy Warhol, pop star
1928 Janice-Lee York Romary, Calif, fencer (Olympics-1948-68)
1929 Anneliese Kuppers, German FR, equestrian dressage (Oly-silver-1956)
1929 Mike Elliot, rocker
1930 Abbey Lincoln, Chicago IL, actress/singer (Nothing But a Man)
1932 Anneli Sauli, [Savolainen], actress (Milkmaid)
1933 A G Kripal Singh, cricketer (India, 100* on debut v NZ 1959)
1934 John Storey Bonington, UK, mountain climber (Annapurna I in 1970)
1934 Leopold M de Beer, Dutch MP (VVD)
1934 Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob, UK, sci-fi author (Chthon, Phthor)
1937 Barbara Windsor, actress (Study in Terror)
1938 Carry Tefsen, Dutch actress (Say A)
1938 Paul Bartel, Brooklyn NY, director/actor (Eating Raoul)
1938 Peter Bonerz, Portsmouth NH, actor (Jerry-Bob Newhart Show, 9 to 5)
1939 William "Sonny" Sanders, US singer (Rayber Voices)
1940 Louise Sorel, LA Calif, actress (BS I Love You, Crimes of Passion)
1941 Doris Ernestine Hays, composer
1941 Hubertus AGM "Bert" Andr‚, Dutch actor (Turkish Fruit-Come Back)
1943 Michael Anderson Jr, London, actor (Clay-The Monroes)
1943 Ray Buktenica, Greenwich Village NYC, actor (Rhoda, House Calls)
1946 Dusty Rhodes, Australian baseball coach (Olympics-1996)
1947 Sally Eaton, Ill, Broadway actress (Jeanie-Hair)
1947 Tony Dell, cricketer (Australian left-arm quick, 2 Tests 1971 & 74)
1948 Michael Peters, choreographer (What's Love Got to Do with It)
1949 Joyce McKinney, Avery County NC, Miss Wyoming (1972)
1950 Dorian Harewood, Dayton Ohio, actor (Earl-Glitter, Trauma Center)
1950 Nathan Purdee, actor (Nathan-Young & Restless, Hank-1 Life to Live)
1950 Winston E Scott, Miami Fla, USN Commander/astronaut (STS 72, 87)
1951 Catherine Hicks, Scottsdale Az, actress (Star Trek IV, Child's Play)
1952 Barrel Scherpenzeel, rocker (Earth & Fire)
1952 Ton Scherpenzeel, Dutch rock keyboardist (Earth & Fire)
1952 Wojiech Fortuna, Poland, ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1972)
1953 Iqbal Qasim, cricketer (Pakistani slow lefty in the 80's)
1953 Pat MacDonald, rocker (Timbuk 3)
1954 Carl C Perkins, (Rep-D-KY, 1984- )
1955 Tom Inskeep, Bluffton Ind, Canadian Tour golfer
1956 Stepfanie Kramer, LA Calif, actress (Claudia-We Got it Made, Hunter)
1956 Vinnie Vincent, heavy metal rocker (Solo-Ashes to Ashes)
1957 Faith Prince, Augusta Ga, Broadway actress (Guys & Dolls, Carousel)
1958 Randy DeBarge, Grand Rapids Mich, rock vocalist/bassist (Debarge)
1958 Simon Francken, Dutch bassist (Ivy Green)
1959 Grant Aleksander, Balt Md, actor (Guiding Light, All My Children)
1959 Joyce Sims, rocker (All & All)
1960 Dale Ellis, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets)
1961 Bruce Matthews, center/guard (Tennessee Oilers)
1961 Carol Norman, Ardmore Okla, bowler (LPBT Rookie of Year 1982)
1961 Earl Winfield, CFL receiver (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1961 Mary Lou, Daniels Chicago lL, tennis star
1962 Thomas Jefferson, Cleve Ohio, 200m runner (Olympic-bronze-1984)
1963 Kimberley Conrad Hefner, Moulton Al, playmate of year (Jan, 1988)
1963 [Michael] Tony Dees, Pascagoula Miss, hurdler
1963 Thomas Bohrer, US West Islip NY, rower (Olympic-92)
1964 John Mooney, Seattle Wash, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)
1964 Lauren Cowan, Benalla Victoria, golfer (1994 66th English Womens Open)
1964 Lisa Boyle, Chicago Ill, actress (Showgirls)
1964 Moosie Drier, Chic Ill, actor (Laugh-in)
1964 Robert Mimbs, CFL running back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1965 Brian Kinchen, NFL tight end (Cleve Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
1965 David Robinson, Fla, NBA center (San Antonio Spurs, Olympic-gold-92)
1966 William Fred Mayfair, Phoenix AZ, PGA golfer (1993 Greater Milw Open)
1967 Willie Williams, NFL/CFL tackle (Toronto Argonauts, NO Saints)
1968 Celena Mondie-Milner, Milledgeville Ga, 100m/200m runner
1968 Chris Boardman, English cyclist (world 1 hour record)
1968 Jack de Gier, soccer player (Cambuur L, Go Ahead Eagles)
1968 Jeff Barlow, Jackson MS, Nike golfer (1994 NIKE Carolina Classic-5th)
1968 Patricia Tarabini, La Plata Argentina, tennis star (1985 Futures ITA)
1968 Siran Stacy, WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores)
1969 Roberto Lanckohr, soccer player (MVV)
1969 Simon Doull, cricket medium pacer (NZ)
1970 Mike Strange, Niagara Falls Ontario, boxer (Olympics-96)
1971 Curtis Shearer, WLAF receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1971 Mike Bales, Saskatoon, NHL goalie (Ottawa Senators)
1971 Piyal Wijetunge, cricketer (Sri Lanka slow left-armer 1993)
1972 Geri Estelle Halliwell
1972 Geri Estelle Halliwell
1972 Geri Estelle Halliwell
1972 Geri Estelle Halliwell
1972 Geri Estelle Halliwell
1972 Geri Estelle Halliwell, "Ginger Spice" singer (Spice Girls)
1972 Mike Frederick, NFL defensive end (Cleve Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
1973 Mike Sheldon, WLAF Guard (Rhein Fire)
1973 Robert Lee, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
1974 Adrian Voinea, Focsani Romania, tennis star (1995 Malta)
1974 Alvin Williams, NBA guard (Portland Trailblazers)
1974 Bobby Petta, soccer player (Feyenoord, RKC)
1974 Nelson Vargas, Holoyoke Mass, soccer forward (Olympics-gold-96)
1975 Rik Platvoet, Dutch soccer player, (FC Twente, MVV)
1976 Parmeso Emekrasha, Buddhist Monk
1976 Soleil Moon Frye, Glendora Calif, actress (Punky Brewster)
1979 Jennifer Exaltacion, Windsor Ontario, gymnist (Olympics-96)
1990 Jon Benet Ramsey, little beauty queen (murdered in 1996)

Events


Independence Day, celebrated in Bolivia.
Independence Day, celebrated in Bolivia.
258 St Sixtus II ends his reign as Catholic Pope
523 St Hormisdas ends his reign as Catholic Pope
768 [Constantine] ends his reign as Catholic Pope
939 Battle at Simancas-Spain beats Moors
1181 Supernova observed by Chinese & Japanese astronomers
1497 John Cabot returns to Bristol from North-America
1588 Spanish Armada under Medina Sidonia anchors
1600 Henry IV of France invades Savoy after negotiations break down over Saluzzo, controlled by Savoy since 1588
1601 Spanish garrison of Meurs surrender to earl Mauritius
1623 Maffeo Barberini elected Pope Urban VIII
1625 Earl Earnest Casimir appointed as viceroy of Groningen
1661 Holland sells Brazil to Portugal for 8 million guilders
1675 Russian Czar Aleksei bans foreign hairs cut
1726 Emperor Karel VI & tsarina Catharina the Great sign military treaty
1774 Founder of the Shaker Movement, Mother Ann Lee, arrives in NY
1787 Constitutional Convention in Phila begans debate
1806 Holy Roman Empire ends; it was neither holy, Roman, nor an empire
1815 US flotilla ends piracy by Algiers, Tunis & Tripoli
1821 1st edition of "Courrier of Pays-Bas" newspaper published in Brussels
1824 Battle at Jun n - Sim¢n Bol¡vars army beats Spanish
1825 Bolivia gains independence from Peru (National Day)
1835 Bolivia gains its independence
1835 Bolivia gains its independence
1854 Congress passes Confiscation Act
1861 Lexington KY-Union milt camp forms in neutral state
1862 Confederate Army ironclad "Arkansas" is badly damaged in Union attack
1864 Rebels evacuate Ft Powell, Mobile Bayd
1870 Battle at Spicheren: Prussia beats France
1870 White conservatives suppresed black vote & captured Tenn legislature
1890 Cy Young pitches & wins 1st game
1890 Denton True "Cy" Young pitched his 1st major league baseball game
1896 France annexes Madagascar
1905 26.7 cm rainfall at Princeton, Indiana (state record)
1908 St Louis Card John Lush's 2nd no-hitter, beats Dodgers, 2-0 in 6 inn
1910 NYC Mayor Wm J Gaynor seriously wounded during assassination attempt
1914 Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia & Serbia
1914 French cavalry enter Belgium
1914 German Zeppelin bombs Liege City, 9 killed
1914 Serbia declares war against Germany
1918 Ferdinand Foch becomes marshal of France
1918 In WW I 2nd battle of the Marne ends
1919 1st air flight over a major body of water in Australia (Harry Butler)
1919 Romanian forces destroys Bela Kun Republic in Budapest
1921 Clason Point, Bronx to College Point, Queens muni ferry system begins
1926 The first woman swims the English Channel.
1926 The first woman swims the English Channel.
1926 NY's Gertrude Ederle becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel
1926 Warner Bros premieres Vitaphone sound-on-disc movie system (NY)
1926 Don Juan with John Barrymore shown
1930 Supreme Court Justice John Force Crater disappears in NYC
1930 Remains of Solomon Andrees' balloon expedition to North Pole in 1897, found at Kvit íya Spitsbergen
1934 US troops leave Haiti, which had been occupied since 1915
1936 1st time in 20th century, 1st 2 batters in a game-Roy Johnson & Rabbit Warstler of Boston Bees-lead off with HRs
1937 Franco-artillery fire on Madrid
1937 Indians overturn Yankees' 7-6 win by a protest
1937 US & USSR sign trade treaty
1939 1st broadcast of "Dinah Shore Show" on NBC-radio
1940 Estonia is annexed into Soviet empire
1941 Detroit pitcher Al Benton is 1st to collect 2 sacrifices in an inning
1942 -8] Riots by Dutch Jews
1942 Assinibaine destroyer sinks U-210
1942 Churchill fires Gen Auchinlek as Middle-East commandant
1942 G”ring proclaims occupied areas "thoroughly empty to plunder"
1943 US 1st Infantry division occupies node Troina Sicily
1944 All 1,200 Jewish death marchers from Lipcani Moldavia have died
1944 Anti-German attack at Avranches fails
1944 Deportation of 70,000 Jews from Lodz Poland to Auschwitz begins
1944 US 20th Army corp under general Walker occupies Nantes
1945 The first Atom Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima by the 'Enola Gay'.
1945 The first Atom Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima by the 'Enola Gay'.
1945 Hiroshima Peace Day-atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima by "Enola Gay"
1945 Keith Miller scores 110 in the 4 Victory Test Cricket at Lord's
1946 US officially submits to jurisdiction of World Court
1947 1st performance of Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasilieras No 8"
1948 Bob Mathias, US, wins decathlon at London Olympics
1948 Dreesgovt (KVP/Social Democratics/CHU/Liberal) forms
1948 Fanny Blankers-Koen (Neth) is 1st women to win 3 golds at Olympics
1949 Luke Appling record of 2,154 (en route to 2,218) games at shortstop
1951 Typhoon floods kill 4,800 in Manchuria
1952 Satchel Paige, 47, becomes oldest pitcher to win a complete shutout
1953 Ted Williams returns to Red Sox from the military
1954 WLAC (now WTVF) TV channel 5 in Nashville (CBS) begins broadcasting
1958 Glenn Davis sets record of 49.2 in 400-meter hurdles
1958 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
1960 Pitt Steelers (NFL) beat Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 43-16 in Toronto
1961 Gherman S Titov, 2nd Russian in space aboard Vostok 2 (17 orbits)
1961 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
1961 1st case of motion sickness in space reported
1962 Jamaica becomes independent after 300 years of British rule
1964 Pope Paul VI publishes encyclical Ecclesiam Suam
1965 32nd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 24, All-Stars 16 (68,000)
1965 Beatles release "Help" album in UK
1965 Federal Voting Rights Act guarantees black voting rights
1965 Indian troops invade Pakistan
1965 LBJ signs Voting Rights Act, guaranteeing voting rights for blacks
1966 Heavyweight Cassius Clay KOs Brian London
1966 Muhammad Ali KOs Brian London in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
1966 Salazarbrug over Tag opens (longest suspension bridge of Europe)
1966 US citizens demonstrate against war in Vietnam
1967 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1967 Minn Twin Dean Chance perfect games Boston Red Sox, 2-0 in 5 innings
1967 Oriole Brooks Robinson hits into a record 4th triple play
1967 Pope Paul VI publishes constitution Pro comperto sane
1969 Balt Orioles pull their 3rd triple play (5-4-3 vs KC Royals)
1970 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1972 Garry Player wins PGA golf tournament
1972 Hank Aaron hits 660th & 661st HRs for Braves (record for 1 team)
1972 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Knoxville Ladies Golf Classic
1973 Roberto Clemente & Warren Spahn inducted into Hall of Fame
1973 Stevie Wonder involved in car crash, goes into a 4 day coma
1974 6th time Phils get just 1 assist in game; no other team did it twice
1974 Explosion & fire destory Great Northern RR yard in Wenatchee, Wash
1977 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Colgate European Women's Golf Open
1978 60th PGA Championship: John Mahaffey shoots a 276 at Oakmont CC PA
1978 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate Europea Golf Open
1979 61st PGA Championship: David Graham shoots a 272 at Oakland Hills Mich
1979 Marcus Hooper, 12, is youngest person to swim English Channel
1980 University adm declares 5 Pac-10 schools ineligible for conference titles & post-season play due to transcript & curriculum abuses
1981 Argentina ex-president Isabel Per¢n freed
1981 Due to strike, Yanks, A's, Philles & Dodgers declared 1st « champs
1981 NASA launches Fltsatcom-5, it failed
1981 crowned Miss National Teen-Ager
1982 22nd Curtis Cup: US, 14«-3«
1982 Calif Doug DeCinces hits 3 HRs again in game (did it 5 days ago also)
1982 WQXI (Atlanta) is 1st to use Harris Corp AM stereo system
1983 Minn Vikings beat St Louis Cards 28-10 in London, England (NFL expo)
1983 Supertanker Castillo de Bellvar crashes at South Africa
1984 203.05 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
1984 Carl Lewis wins 2nd (long jump) of 4 gold medals in Summer Olympics
1985 19th space shuttle mission (51-F), Challenger 8, lands at Edwards AFB
1985 Major League Baseball Players Assn go on strike
1985 Players' Association stages a midseason baseball strike (lasts 1 day)
1985 STS 51-I vehicle moves to launch pad
1986 Orioles (Dwyer & Sheets) & Rangers (Harrah) hit record 3 grand slams
1986 Phil Katz releases PKARC version 1.0, for IBM
1986 Record 3 grand slams hit in game Tx vs Balt (Harrah, Sheets & Dwyer)
1988 Oakland A's Jose Canseco becomes 11th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases
1988 Rich Gossage 300th career save (beats Phillies)
1989 "Oh! Calcutta!" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 5959 performances
1989 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open
1989 Boston Red Sox retire Carl Yastrezemski's #8
1989 Jaime Paz Zamora inaugurated as president of Bolivia
1989 Pilot Union tells pilots okay to cross Eastern picket lines
1990 NY Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 11th HR in 1st 86 at bats
1990 Pres Ghulam Ishaq Kahn dismisses premier Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan
1990 UN Security Council votes 13-0 (2 abstensions Cuba & Yemen) to place economic sanctions against Iraq
1991 Debbie Doom (US) pitches 2nd consecutive perfect game in women's softball at the Pan American Games, beats Nicaragua, 8-0
1992 Harold Wilson's academy award is auctioned for $60,500
1993 Japan Hosokawa govt begins
1993 Pope John Paul II publishes Veritatis splendor encyclical
1994 Algerian Moslem fundamentalists threaten school/Universities
1995 "Damn Yankees" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 510 performances
1995 Dottie Mochrie wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic at Stratton Mountain
1995 Indians & Browns play in Cleveland on same day for 1st time ever both lose - Chicago 5, Indians 1; Giants 19, Browns 13 (exhibition)
1995 Thousands of people in Hiroshima tribute on 50th anniversary of bomb
1996 NASA announces that life may have existed on Mars (ALH84001)
1997 Microsoft announces it will invest $150 million in Apple Computer Inc
1997 NHL Nashville Tenn names Barry Trotz as its 1st coach

That's All....

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