Wednesday, August 7, 2019.


317 Flavius Julius Constantius II, Emperor Egypt/Byzantine/Rome (337-61)
1598 Georg Stiernhielm, "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules)
1742 Nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General
1746 Daniel W Wyttenbach, Dutch classical/historian
1751 Wilhelmina FS, princess of Prussia/Orange/wife of Willem V
1779 Carl Ritter, cofounder of modern science of geography
1779 Carl Ritter, cofounder of modern science of geography
1779 Carl Ritter, cofounder of modern science of geography
1783 John Heathcoat, invented lace-making machinery
1783 John Heathcoat, inventor (lace-making machinery)
1783 John Heathcoat, invented lace-making machinery
1818 Henry Charles Litolff, French composer/pianist
1823 Faustina Hasse Hodges, composer
1826 Carl AE Ahlqvist, [A Oksanen], Finnish poet (Suomalainen Runousoppi)
1829 Thomas Ewing Jr, Major General, Bvt (Union volunteers), died in 1896
1833 Powell Clayton, Brig General (Union volunteers)/(Gov-R-Ark)
1836 Evander McIvor Law, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1920
1867 Emil Nolde, [Hansen], German painter/graphic artist
1868 Granville Bantock, English composer/conductor (Hebridean Symphony)
1870 19 kittens, born to Tarawood Antigone (4 still born)
1870 Jozef Brems, Flemish apostole (vicar of Denmark)
1872 Andries C D de Graeff, governor-general of Neth Indies (1926-31)
1876 Mata Hari
1876 Mata Hari
1876 Mata Hari
1876 Mata Hari
1876 Mata Hari
1876 Mata Hari, [Margaretha G Zelle], dancer/courtesan/spy (WW I)
1879 J J Kotze, South African cricket fast bowler (1902-07)
1880 Ernst Laqueur, chemist/pharmacology/psychology (sexual hormones)
1883 J Ringelnatz, writer
1884 Billie Burke
1884 Billie Burke
1884 Billie Burke
1884 Billie Burke
1884 Billie Burke
1885 Billie Burke, Washington DC, actress (Glinda-Wizard of Oz)
1885 Gordon Harker, London England, actor (Facts of Love, Champagne)
1886 Louis Alan Hazeltine, invented the neutrodyne circuit, making commercial radio possible.
1886 Louis Hazeltine, inventor (neutrodyne circuit, making radio possible)
1886 Louis Alan Hazeltine, invented the neutrodyne circuit, making commercial radio possible.
1887 Jan HA Eman, Aruban politician
1887 Luckey Roberts, composer
1895 Edward Gill, baseball player
1896 Ernesto Lecuona, Havana Cuba, composer (Malague¤a)
1897 Franz J Weinrich, [Heinrich Lerse], German writer (Himmlisches)
1899 Ricci Riano, England
1900 Taylor Caldwell, novelist
1903 Louis Leakey, anthropologist
1903 Louis Leakey, anthropologist (1964 Richard Hooper Medal)
1903 Saburo Moroi, composer
1903 Louis Leakey, anthropologist
1904 Ralph Bunche
1904 Ralph Bunche
1904 Ralph Bunche
1904 Ralph Bunche
1904 Ralph Bunche
1904 Ralph J Bunche, founder/diplomat (UN) (Nobel 1950)
1906 Gerhard Frommel, composer
1907 Ben Carter, NYC, actor (Dark Alibi, Dressed to Kill)
1911 R Nicholas Ray, Galesville WI, director (Rebel Without a Cause)
1914 Ted Moore, South Africa, cinematographer (James Bond)
1918 Cees Buddingh', Dutch poet/writer/interpreter
1920 Jan Walravens, Flemish writer (Motionless at Sea)
1921 Karel Husa, Prague Czechoslovakia, composer (Trojan Women)
1921 M J bin Gorion, writer
1925 Felice Bryant, Milwaukee, rock writer (Bye Bye Love)
1925 Julian Orbon De Soto, composer
1926 Stan Freberg
1926 Stan Freberg
1926 Stan Freberg
1926 Stan Freberg
1926 Stan Freberg
1926 Amo Houghton, (Rep-R-New York)
1926 Stan Freberg, LA Calif, satirist/ad executive/cartoon voice (Bertie)
1927 Carl Switzer, IL, actor (Alfalfa-Our Gang)
1927 Edwin W Edwards, (Gov-La)
1928 "The Amazing" James Randi
1928 "The Amazing" James Randi
1928 "The Amazing" James Randi
1928 "The Amazing" James Randi
1928 "The Amazing" James Randi
1928 Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian marathon runner (Olympic-gold-1960, 64)
1928 Amazing [James] Randi, Toronto Ontario, skeptic magician (Nova)
1928 Herbert H Bateman, (Rep-R-Virginia)
1929 Don Larsen, pitcher (NY Yankees), on what must have been a perfect day
1929 James Pilditch, designer
1929 Richard T Schulze, (Rep-R-PA, 1975- )
1929 Ruth Carter-Stapleton, Plains Ga, 1st sister/evangelist
1930 Velio Tormis, composer
1932 Ann Harding, US, actress (East is West, Janie)
1932 Maria M L "Marijke" Bakker, Dutch actress (Mammaloe-Pipo the Clown)
1933 Jerry [Eugene] Pournelle, US, sci-fi author (Mercenary, Red Dragon)
1936 Charles Pope, US soul singer (Tams-Hey Girl Don't Bother Me)
1936 Rahsaan Kirk, Roland rocker
1936 Richard L[ouis] Tierney, US, sci-fi author (Winds of Zarr)
1937 Don Wilson, cricketer (England slow left-armer between 1963-71)
1938 Dewi Lorwerth Ellis Bebb, rugby international/journalist
1938 Helen Caldicott, Melbourne Australia, physician/anti-war activist
1939 Verna Bloom, Lynn MA, actress (After Hours, Badge 373)
1940 Marlyn Mason, San Fernando Cal, actress (Making It, Peyton Place)
1940 Tom Barlow, (Rep-D-Kentucky)
1941 Thomas F Hartnett, (Rep-R-SC, 1981-86)
1942 Garrison Keillor, teller of tall tales
1942 Anjanette Comer, Dawson Tx, actress (Baby, Lepke)
1942 B J Thomas, Houston TX, singer (Raindrops, Growing Pains Theme)
1942 Carlos Monzon, boxer/actor (La Mary, So¤ar So¤ar)
1942 Garrison Keillor, Minn, PBS radio personality (Prairie Home Companion)
1942 Masa Saito, wrestler (AWA/WWF/NJPW/CWFI)
1942 Garrison Keillor, teller of tall tales
1943 Alain Corneau, director (Choice of Arms)
1943 Lana Cantrell, Sydney, Australia, singer (Those Were the Days)
1944 David Rasche, St Louis MO, actor (Sledge Hammer)
1944 John Glover, Kingston NY, actor (52 Pick-Up, Something Special)
1945 Alan Page, NFL defensive tackle (Minn Vikings)
1945 Kerry Chater, rocker (Gary Puckett & Union Gap-Young Girl)
1945 Patrice Mestral, composer
1947 Ann Beattie, writer
1947 Mosibudi Mangena, South African black leader (On Your Own)
1948 Greg Chappell, cricketer (bro of Ian Elegant Aussie batsman 1970-84)
1949 Carlo Novi, rocker
1950 David James Wottle, 800m runner (Olympic-gold-1972)
1950 Rodney Crowell, Houston TX, country singer (She's Crazy for Leavin')
1951 Gary Hall, US swimmer (Olympics-bronze/2 silver-1968, 72)
1952 Andy Fraser, rock bassist (Free London)
1952 Richard Joswick, rocker (Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods)
1954 Caroline Aaron, Richmond VA, actress (Crimes & Misdemeanors)
1956 Kent V Rominger, Del Norte Colo, US Navy /astronaut (STS 73, 80, 85)
1957 Aleksandr Ditiatin, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1980)
1958 Alberto Salazar, marathoner (NYC Marathon Winner)
1958 Bruce Dickinson, heavy metal rocker (Iron Maiden-Run to Hills)
1958 Larisa Karlova, USSR, team handball player (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
1959 Ali Shah, cricketer (Zimbabwe all-rounder in two Tests 1992)
1960 David Duchovny
1960 David Duchovny
1960 David Duchovny
1960 David Duchovny
1960 David Duchovny
1960 David Duchovny, NYC, actor (Fox Mulder-X Files)
1960 Jacquie O'Sullivan, rocker (Bananarama-Venus)
1961 Walter Swimburn, Irish jockey (Derby 1981)
1961 Yelena Davydova, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1980)
1963 Marcus Lewis, Pontiac Mich, singer (Sing me a Song)
1963 Patrick Kennedy, son of President Kennedy, lives only 3 days
1963 Patrick Newman, St Catharines Ontario, rower (Olympics-10-88, 96)
1964 Patti Liscio, Santa Maria CA, golfer (1994 Chicago Challenge-49th)
1965 Caroline S Keggi, El Paso TX, LPGA golfer (1994 Dinah Shore-19th)
1965 Elizabeth Manley, Canada, figure skater (Olympics-Silver-88)
1966 Kristin Hersch, US singer/songwriter (Throwing Muses)
1966 Tony Stargell, NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs, Chicago Bears)
1967 Charlotte Lewis, Kensington London, actress (Golden Child, Pirates)
1967 Jason Grimsley, Cleveland TX, pitcher (California Angels)
1968 Leslie Lyness, Paoli PA, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96)
1968 Tomas Carbonell, Barcelona Spain, tennis star
1969 Dave Smits, soccer player (Willem II)
1969 David Hollander, LA Calif, actor (Lewis & Clark, What's Happenings?)
1969 Jodi Figley, LPGA golfer
1969 Keith Cash, NFL tight end (KC Chiefs, Oakland Raiders)
1969 Ludovit Tatos, Lynnwood Wash, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
1969 Travis Brown, Durango Colo, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1970 Eric Namesnik, US, 400m medley swimmer (Olympics-silver-1992, 96)
1970 Joe Cocozzo, NFL guard (SD Chargers)
1971 Chris T Jones, NFL tackle/wide receiver (Phila Eagles)
1971 Dominic Cork, cricketer (England all-rounder Hat-trick v WI 1995)
1971 Kevin Gaines, WLAF DB (London Monarchs)
1971 Sydney Penny, actress (Danni-New Gidget, Thorn Birds, All My Children)
1972 Oscar Gray, NFL fullback (Seattle Seahawks)
1972 Tony Bouie, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1972 Willy Tate, NFL/WLAF tight end (KC Chiefs, Scottish Claymores)
1973 Bo Hanson, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1973 Kevin Muscat, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1973 Kimmo Rinatnen, hockey forward (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998)
1974 Jeff Buckey, tackle (Miami Dolphins)
1974 Philippe De Rouville, Victoriaville, NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins)
1975 Alshermond Singleton, linebacker (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1975 Edgar Renteria, Barranquilla Colombia, infielder (Florida Marlins)
1975 Jimmy van Fessem, soccer player (Willem II)
1994 Jack Antonio, son of Virginia Madisen & Antonio Sabatto Jr
1994 Sara Grayson, daughter of actress Katey Sagal
1994 ?, son of Michele Pfeiffer


626 Battle at Constantinople: Slavic/Persians/Avarenvloot defeated
768 Stephen III [IV] begins his reign as Catholic Pope
936 Otto I the Great becomes King of Germany
1409 Council of Pisa closes
1479 Battle of Guinegate: Emperor Maximilian I vs King Louis XI
1485 Henry (VII) Tudors army lands in Milford Harbor, South-Wales
1498 Columbus arrives in Caribbean
1573 Francis Drakes fleet returns to Plymouth
1575 Spanish troops conquer Oudewater, almost all inhabitants died
1588 -8] English assault on Spanish Armada
1620 Kepler's mother arrested for witchcraft
1620 Battle at Ponts-the-C‚, Poitou: French king Louis XIII beats his mother Marie de Medici
1710 Earl van Godolphin resigns as English minister of Finance
1750 Slave uprising on Cura‡ao
1760 Ft Loudon, Tennessee surrenders to Cherokee Indians
1782 George Washington creates Order of Purple Heart
1789 Congress creates Dept of War & Lighthouse Service
1802 Napoleon orders re-instatement of slavery on St Domingue (Haiti)
1814 Pope Pius VII reinstates Jesuits
1819 Battle of Boyac ; Bol¡var defeats Spanish in Colombia
1820 1st potatoes planted in Hawaii
1867 Battle of Moorefield, WV
1882 Hatfields of south WV & McCoys of east Ky feud, 100 wounded or die
1884 Germany annexes Angra Pequena (Southwest-Africa)
1885 5 German warships anchor at Zanzibar
1888 Theophilus Van Kannel of Phila patents revolving door
1893 53rd Congress (1893-95) convenes
1900 Diamond workers in Amsterdam strike
1904 Train derailed on bridge in Eden Colo during a flash flood, kills 96
1907 Walter Johnson wins 1st of his 416 wins, 7-2 over Cleveland
1909 US issues 1st Lincoln penny
1912 Progressive (Bull Moose) Party nominates Theodore Roosevelt for pres
1914 British Gloucester vs German Breslau/Goeben off Greece
1914 French govt awards king Albert of Belgium the Great Cross
1914 French troops under Gen Bonneau occupy Altkitrch at Elzas
1914 German army occupies city of Liege Belgium
1914 Lord Kitchner says "Your country needs you," poster spreads over UK
1915 Assault up Russell's Top at Gallipolis, 232 Australians die
1915 St Louis 3rd base coach Miller Huggins, calls for ball Bkln rookie obliges, Huggins steps aside, & Card runner scores
1921 Cyclist Piet Moeskops becomes world champ sprinter
1925 League of Nation advises against Turk/Iraqi division of Mosoelgebied
1927 Peace Bridge between US & Canada dedicated
1927 US rum smuggler Horace Alderman kills 3
1929 Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms Dutch govt
1929 Ruth ties record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games
1930 2 black guys lynched in Marion Indiana
1930 Richard Bedford Bennet forms Canadian government
1934 US Court of Appeals upheld lower court ruling striking down govt's attempt to ban controversial James Joyce novel "Ulysses"
1935 60% of voters agrees to nazism in Danzig (Gdansk)
1938 2 die in a NYC subway accident
1938 Leo Durocher, hits 2,000th Dodger home run
1938 Nazi's close theologic department of Innsbruck university
1940 Churchill recognizes De Gaulle govt in exile
1940 Largest amount paid for a stamp ($45,000 for 1› 1856 British Guiana)
1941 551 Jews are shot in Kishnev ghetto in Romania
1942 1st American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is
1942 Resistance bombs Rotterdam railway
1942 Transport 16 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1943 Red Army recaptures Bogodukov
1944 Anton de Kom arrested by Surinam resistance fighter
1944 Canada/Polish offensive direction Falaise: Total Cooperation
1944 German counter attack at Avranches fails
1944 July 20th Plot trial under Roland Freis in Berlin begins
1944 US 3rd Army reaches suburbs of Brest Brittany
1946 1st coin bearing portrait of Negro authorized
1947 Balsa raft Kon Tiki crashes into a Polynesian archipelago reef
1948 1st Dutch government of Beel resigns
1948 Delfo Cabrera wins 11th Olympic marathon (2:34:51.6)
1949 "All after Love" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 121 perfs
1950 Police bar white players-Lou Chirban, Stan Mierko, & Frank Dyle, from playing in Negro League
1951 Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket reaches 1,992 kph
1951 US viking rocket reaches 210 km height (record)
1953 Eastern Airlines enters jet age, uses Electra prop-jet
1954 "Golden Apple" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 125 performances
1954 Charles Mahoney becomes 1st US black to serve as a full UN delegate
1955 Bar-Ilan University founded in Israel
1955 KSTF TV channel 10 in Scottsbluff-Gering, NB (CBS/NBC) begins
1956 Boston Red Sox fine Ted Williams $5,000 for spitting at Boston fans
1956 British govt sends 3 aircraft carriers to Egypt
1956 Dynamite transport explodes in Colombia; about 1200 die
1957 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1959 Explorer 6 transmits 1st TV photo of Earth from space
1960 Ivory Coast (C“te d'Ivoire) gains independence from France
1960 Students stage kneel-in demonstrations in Atlanta churches
1960 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open
1961 Cosmonaut Gherman Titov circles Earth for a full day in Vostok 2
1961 Soviet premier Khrushchev predicts USSR economy will surpass US
1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1963 Jac Kennedy becomes 1st, 1st lady to give birth since Mrs Cleveland
1964 31st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago 28, All-Stars 17 (65,000)
1964 Turkey begins air attack on Greek-Cypriots
1964 US Congress approves Gulf of Tonkin resolution
1966 Race riot in Lansing Michigan
1970 1st computer chess tournament
1970 Christine Perfect (McVie) joins Fleetwood Mac
1970 WDHN TV channel 18 in Dothan, AL (ABC) begins broadcasting
1970 4, including presiding judge, killed in courthouse shootout in San Rafael, Calif (Police charge Angela Davis provided weapons)
1971 Apollo 15 returns to Earth
1972 Hall of Fame inducts Berra, Sandy Koufax, Lefty Gomez & Early Wynn
1974 Actress Faye Dunaway weds Peter Wolf of J Geils Band
1974 Philippe Petit walks tightrope strung between twin towers
1976 Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Colgate-European Golf Open
1976 US Viking 2 goes into Martian orbit after 11-month flight from Earth
1976 Scientists in Pasadena, Calif, announce Viking I found strongest indications to date of possible life on Mars
1977 "Shenandoah" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 1,050 performances
1978 Eddie Mathews, Addie Joss, & Larry MacPhail inducted to Hall of Fame
1978 Thousands of mourners file past body of Pope Paul VI
1980 Hurricane Allen ravages Caribisch area, about 70 killed
1983 "Merlin" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 199 performances
1983 1st World Track & Field Championships
1983 65th PGA Championship: Hal Sutton shoots a 274 at Riviera CC LA
1983 Bobby Murcer Day at Yankee Stadium
1983 Grete Waitz of Norway, wins 1st all-women Marathon (Helsinki Fin)
1983 Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1983 Some 675,000 employees strike AT&T
1984 David Rabe's "Hurlyburly," premieres in NYC
1984 Japan beats US for olympic gold medal in baseball
1984 Jim Deshales becomes 1,000th playing Yankee
1985 Barbra Streisand records "Broadway Album"
1985 Baseball players end a 2 day strike
1986 "Honky Tonk Nights" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 4 performances
1986 Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel & Anne Knabe begin cycling journey of 15,266 miles from Prudhoe Bay Alaska to Argentina
1987 5 Central American presidents sign peace accord in Guatemala
1987 Javed Miandad scores 260 v England at The Oval, 28 fours 1 six
1987 Lynne Cox swims 4.3 km from US to USSR in 39øF (4øC) Bering Sea
1988 Martha Nause wins Planters Pat Bradley International Golf Tournament
1988 Writers guild end their 6 months strike
1990 Desert Shield begins - US deploys troops to Saudi Arabia
1990 NY Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 12th HR in 1st 92 at bats & becomes 21st to hit a ball into 3rd deck of Seattle's Kingdome
1991 Charles Austin breaks US high jump record at 7'10«"
1991 Court rules Manuel Noriega, may access some secret US documents
1991 Darrin Lewis hits his 1st major league HR
1991 Manhattan Cable final day of amnesty to return illegal cable boxes
1991 US sets 400m relay record at 37.67 seconds
1992 Cleveland Indians turn a triple play
1992 Tampa Bay group purchases SF Giants
1993 "Camelot" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 56 performances
1993 Tropical storm Brett ravages Venezuela, 118 killed
1994 "Hedda Gabler" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 33 performances
1994 1st telephone link between Israel & Jordan
1994 Carolyn Hill wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic at Stratton Mountain
1994 Ernesto Samper sworn in as president of Colombia
1997 STS 85 (Discovery 23) launches into orbit
1997 Ung Huot appointed Cambodia's 1st premier

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