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Thursday, August 9, 2018.



Birthdays


1593 Izaac Walton, fisherman, writer (Compleat Angler)
1593 Izaak Walton, England, biographer/fisherman/writer (Compleat Angler)
1593 Izaac Walton, fisherman, writer (Compleat Angler)
1611 Henry earl of Nassau-Siegen, colonel/governor of Hulst Neth
1631 John Dryden, English poet/playwright (Heroic Stanzas) [NS=Aug 19]
1677 Jacob Campo Weyerman, South Neth's adventurer/painter/writer
1686 Benedetto Marcello, Venice It, composer (Lettera Famigliare) [or 7/24]
1690 Lorenzo Gaetano Zavateri, composer
1696 Jozef Wenceslas, monarch of Liechtenstein/general
1718 Placidus Cajetan von Camerloher, composer
1758 Bruno Dalberg/Anonymus Belga, [Petrus the Wacker van Zon], writer
1776 Amedeo Avogadro, Italian physicist (6.022 x 10 ^ 23)
1776 Amedeo Avogadro, Tuin Italy, 6.022 x 10 ^ 23 (Avogadro's Law)
1776 Amedeo Avogadro, Italian physicist (6.022 x 10 ^ 23)
1781 Michael Umlauf, composer
1808 William Thomas Ward, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1819 William Thomas Green Morton, dentist, used ether (HOF 1920)
1823 Daniel Marsh Frost, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1900
1824 Simon Goodell Griffin, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1825 Elisha Ferry, (Gov-R-Wash, 1872-80, 1889-93)
1834 Elias Alvares Lobo, composer
1845 Xavier Mellery, Belgian painter/illustrator
1861 Wilhelm Berger, composer
1869 Randle Ayrton, Chester England, actor (Manxman)
1874 Reynaldo Hahn, composer
1875 Albert William Ketelbey, Aston England, composer (Wonder Worker)
1875 Reynaldo Hahn, composer
1883 George Hoyt, NBA hall of fame referee (elected 1961)
1884 Maria "Mary" Beekman, actress (Genius against Violence)
1887 Abraham Schierbeek, Dutch biologist (Swammerdam)
1888 Hans Oster, German major general/spy/July 20th plotter
1890 Cesar Cortinas, composer
1890 Eino Kaila, Finnish psychologist/philosopher
1890 Sandor Jemnitz, composer
1891 Max Tak, Dutch violinist/radio commentator
1892 Charles Delaney, NYC, actor (Air Police, Lonesome Trail)
1895 Fred Badcock, cricketer (swing bowler in NZ's 1st Test matches)
1895 Nat Pendleton, Davenport IA, Olympic wrestler/actor (Reckless)
1896 Jean Piaget
1896 Jean Piaget
1896 Jean Piaget
1896 Jean Piaget
1896 Jean Piaget
1896 Jean Piaget, Switz, pioneer developmental psychologist/zoologist
1896 Leonide Massine, choreographer (Diaghilev Ballet Russe 1914-20)
1897 Ralph Wyckoff, American pioneer in x-ray crystallography
1898 David de Jong, Dutch writer (Mutiny on the Canal)
1899 Armand Salacrou, French playwright
1899 Pamela Lyndon Travers, writer (Mary Poppins)
1901 Charles Farrell, Cape Cod Mass, actor (Vern-My Little Margie)
1902 Zino Francescatti, Marseilles France, violinist (NY Phil-1939)
1903 Tom Tyler, [Vincent Markowsky], Port Henry NY, actor (Mummy's Hand)
1905 Elizabeth Lane, 1st female British supreme court justice
1905 Leo Genn, London England, actor (Affair in Monte Carlo)
1907 Berta Waterstradt, writer
1909 John Baur, museum director/author (American Paintings in 19th Century)
1910 Robert H van Gulik, Dutch diplomat/writer (Judge Ti)
1911 Khurshed Meher-Homji, cricketer (Indian wicket-keeper 1936)
1911 Robert McCormick, Danville Ky, NBC newscaster (Current Opinion)
1911 William A Fowler, US, astrophysicist (Nobel 1983)
1913 Harry Mills, singer (Mills Brothers-Paper Moon)
1913 Herman Talmadge, (Sen-D-Ga, Watergate Committee)
1914 Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian conductor
1914 Gordon Cullen, architect
1914 Joseph M "Joop" Lcker, Dutch journalist/editor in chief (Volkskrant)
1915 Haim Alexander, composer
1918 Robert Aldrich, US director/producer (Dirty Dozen)
1919 Joop [Johannes] den Uyl, Dutch Premier (PVDA, 1973-77)
1919 Ralph Houk, baseball manager (Yankees, Tigers)
1921 J James Exon, (Sen-D-Nebraska, 1979- )
1922 Philip Larkin, Coventry England, writer (North Ship, Jill)
1923 Gerrit Kouwenaar, Dutch literary
1925 Robert Heppener, composer (Hymns & Conversations, Movie Music)
1926 Denis Atkinson, cricketer (WI all-rounder, 219 v Australia 1955)
1926 Michiel de Ruyter, Dutch jazz historian (Mister Jazz)
1927 Robert Shaw
1927 Robert Shaw
1927 Robert Shaw
1927 Robert Shaw
1927 Robert Shaw
1927 Marvin Minsky, Artifical intelligence computer scientist (MIT)
1927 Robert Shaw, England, actor (Deep, Jaws, Sting, Black Sunday)
1928 Bob Cousy, NBA guard (Boston Celtics, 1957 MVP)
1930 Betty Boop, koo-koo-chee-koo
1930 Betty Boop, animation
1930 Betty Boop, koo-koo-chee-koo
1931 Mark Weinberg, South African/British fiancier/multi-millionaire
1935 George S Leotsakos, composer
1938 Dick Anthony Williams, Chicago Ill, actor (Our Family Honor)
1938 Rod Laver, Australia, tennis ace (1962, 1969 Grand Slam)
1939 Billy Henderson, rocker (Spinners-That's What Girls Are Made For)
1939 Claude Osteen, baseball pitcher (Cin Reds)
1939 Max Neuhaus, composer
1939 Tony Budge, English contractor/tank maker/multi-millionaire
1940 Beverlee McKinsey, Okla, actress (Iris-Another World, Guiding Light)
1942 David Steinberg, Winnipeg Canada, comedian/director (End)
1942 Miguel Littin, actor (Promised Land, Alsino & Condor)
1944 Sam Elliott
1944 Sam Elliott
1944 Sam Elliott
1944 Sam Elliott
1944 Sam Elliott
1944 Gerrit Jan Wolffensperger, Dutch MP (D66)
1944 Sam Elliott, Sacramento Calif, actor (Big Chill, Fatal Beauty)
1944 Terry Jenner, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1971-75)
1944 Viv Prince, rocker (Pretty Things)
1945 Ken Norton, heavyweight boxing champ/TV panelist (Gong Show)
1946 Maarnus Gerritsen, Dutch rocker (Golden Earring)
1946 Rinus Gerritsen, Dutch rock bassist/keyboardist (Golden Earring)
1947 Barbara Mason, US singer (Yes, I'm Ready)
1950 Roelof S "Roel" Bakker, Dutch actor/director (Love Potion)
1952 Vicki Morgan, Colo Springs Colo, mistress (Beautiful Bad Girl)
1955 Doug Williams, Louisiana, NFL QB (Tampa Bay Bucaneers, Wash Redskins)
1957 Melanie Griffith
1957 Melanie Griffith
1957 Melanie Griffith
1957 Melanie Griffith
1957 Melanie Griffith
1957 Melanie Griffith, actress (Working Girl, Milk Money, Now & Then)
1958 Amanda Bearse, actress (Marcy Rhodes-Married With Children)
1958 Greg Chaisson, heavy metal rocker (Badlands-Dreams in the Dark)
1959 Diane Williams, Hahn AFB Ger, singer (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel)
1959 Kurtis Blow, NYC, rapper (Krushgroove-The Breaks)
1961 Brad Gilbert, Oakland CA, tennis star
1962 Jim Johnson, New Hope, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
1962 John Williams, NBA center/forward (Phoenix Suns)
1962 Michael Colnroy, Modern English, rocker
1963 Whitney Houston
1963 Whitney Houston
1963 Whitney Houston
1963 Whitney Houston
1963 Whitney Houston
1963 Lonnie Quinn, Cheshire Conn, actor (Will Cooley-All My Children)
1963 Whitney Houston, Newark NJ, singer (One Moment in Time, Bodyguard)
1964 Brett Hull, Belleville Ont, NHL right wing (St Louis Blues, USA)
1964 Yuri Khmylev, Moscow Rus, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
1965 Ezra Polley, Georgetown Kentucky, pitcher (NY Yankees)
1965 Gillian Anderson, Chicago IL, actress (X-Files)
1965 John Smith, Del City Okla, 62kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-2 gold-88, 92)
1965 Kyle Kyle, Kensington Pa, rock bassist (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals)
1966 Pat Petersen, LA Calif, actor (Michael-Knots Landing)
1966 Vinny Del Negro, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)
1967 Deion Sanders
1967 Deion Sanders
1967 Deion Sanders
1967 Deion Sanders
1967 Deion Sanders
1967 Debbie Spence, San Jose Cal, tennis star
1967 Deborah Lee, Hamilton Ontario, LPGA golfer (1989 National Amat France)
1967 Deion Sanders, NFL defensive (Cowboys)/centerfielder (Yankees)
1967 Elexa Wills/Orrange, Orange Texas, long jumper/triple jumper
1968 Gillian Anderson
1968 Gillian Anderson
1968 Gillian Anderson
1968 Gillian Anderson
1968 Gillian Anderson
1968 Jay Stacy, Aust field hockey midfielder (Oly-4th/silver-88, 92, 96)
1969 Troy Percival, Fontana CA, pitcher (California Angels)
1970 Chris Gedney, NFL tight end (Chic Bears, Arizona Cardinals)
1970 Rod Brind'amour, Ottawa, NHL center (Phila Flyers, Team Canada 98)
1971 Alan Allen, NFL/WLAF wide receiver (NY Jets, London Monarchs)
1971 David Merritt, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
1971 Mary Joe Fernandez, Dom Rep, tennis player (US National 16s)
1971 Nikki Schieler, Norwalk Calif, playmate (Sep, 1997)
1971 Scott Karl, Fontana CA, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
1972 Elizabeth Vassey, Raleigh NC, actress (Emily Martin-All My Children)
1972 Eric Zomalt, NFL strong safety (Phila Eagles)
1972 Robert Peal, Chicago Ill, dance skater (& Margot Contois)
1972 Silvia Ramon-Cortes, Barcelona Spain, tennis star (1994 Futures-Vigo)
1973 James McKeehan, tight end (Tennessee Oilers)
1973 Jay Hagood, tackle (NY Jets)
1973 Jimmy King, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
1973 Jochen Molling, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
1973 Larry Stallworth, WLAF wide receiver (London Monarchs)
1974 Derek Fisher, NBA guard (LA Lakers)
1974 Tremayne Allen, tight end (Chicago Bears)
1975 Mathew James Coad, Wellington NZ, 100m/200m runner (Olympics-96)
1979 Alizah Allen, NYC NY, figure skater (1997 North Atlantic Sr champ)
1979 Jessica Gregory, Miss Massachusetts Teen USA (1997)
1983 Ashley Johnson, actress (Chrissy-Growing Pains)

Events


378 Battle of Adrianople, Visigoth Calvary defeats Roman Army
1378 Cardinals declare pope Urbanus VI lawless (anti christian/devil)
1559 Willem of Orange becomes viceroy of Holland/Zealand/Utrecht
1596 Henry van Cuyk becomes bishop of Roermond
1638 Jonas Bronck of Holland becomes 1st European settler in Bronx
1655 Lord Protector Cromwell divides England into 11 districts
1673 Admiral Cornelis Evertsen de Jonge recaptures NY
1673 Dutch recapture NY from English; regained by English in 1674
1726 Netherlands signs Covenant of Hannover
1757 English Ft William Henry, NY, surrenders to French & Indians troops
1778 Captain Cook reaches Cape Prince of Wales, Bering straits
1790 Columbia returns to Boston after 3 year journey, 1st ship to carry US flag around the world
1803 1st horses arrive in Hawaii
1829 "Stourbridge Lion" locomotive goes into service
1830 Louis-Philippe formally accepts crown of France, following abdication of Charles X
1831 1st US steam engine train run (Albany to Schenectady, NY)
1832 King Leopold I of Belgium marries Louisa Maria
1841 Erie boat in Buffalo NY catches fire; 242 die
1842 The US-Canada border defined by the Webster-Ashburton Treaty.
1842 The US-Canada border defined by the Webster-Ashburton Treaty.
1842 US-Canada border defined by Webster-Ashburton Treaty
1848 Austria & Sardinia sign cease fire
1848 Barnburners (anti-slavery) party merges with Free Soil Party nominateing Martin Van Buren for president
1849 Hungarian Republic crushed by Austria & Russia
1854 Henry David Thoreau publishes "Walden"
1855 Battle of Acapulco during Mexican Liberal uprising
1859 Elevator patented
1862 Battle of Cedar Mountain VA (Slaughter Mountain, Southwest Mountain)
1862 Berlioz' opera "Batrice et Bndict," premieres in Baden-Baden
1862 Prelude to 2nd Manassas, Jackson is victorious at Battle of Cedar Mt, however Gen Charles S Winder is killed
1864 Battle of Ft Morgan AL
1890 1st 44 Javans arrive in Suriname, to work 5 year on sugar plantations
1893 1st US bowling magazine, Gut Holz, published in NY
1901 34-35N/98-99W open for US colonization
1902 Edward VII of England crowned after death of his mother Victoria
1905 Mistaking her husband for a burglar, Ty Cobb's mother kills him
1910 Alva Fisher patents electric washing machine
1914 German submarine U-15 sinks British cruiser
1915 British attack at Chanak Bair at Gallipolis
1918 Reds manager Christy Mathewson suspects Hal Chase of taking bribes to fix games, & suspends him "for indifferent play"
1920 Bulgarian & allied Peace of Neuilly-sur-Seine goes into effect
1923 NY State Golf Assoc formed
1925 Only time Babe Ruth pinch-hit for, Bobby Veach flies out
1930 113F (45C) at Perryville, Tennessee (state record)
1930 Betty Boop debuts in Max Fleischer's animated cartoon Dizzy Dishes
1930 Percy Williams runs world record 100m (10.3 sec)
1936 Jesse Owens wins 4th gold medal at Berlin Olympics
1941 Winston Churchill reaches Newfoundland for 1st talk with FDR
1942 200 Jews escape Mir Ghetto in Poland
1942 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 7th Symphony performed in Leningrad
1942 Vice-Adm Mikawa lands at Guadalcanal, Solomon Island
1942 Mahatma Gandhi & 50 others arrested in Bombay after passing of a "quit India" campaign by the All-India Congress
1943 Bertolt Brecht's "Leben des Galilei," premieres in Zrich
1944 12 workers of Dutch illegal paper "Trouw," executed at Camp Vught
1944 Smokey Bear debuts as spokeman for fire prevention
1944 US 79th/90th division enter Le Mans
1945 The 2nd Atom Bomb dropped on Nagasaki.
1945 The 2nd Atom Bomb dropped on Nagasaki.
1945 US drops 2nd atomic bomb "Fat Man" on Japan destroys part of Nagasaki
1946 1st time all major-league baseball games (8) are played at night
1950 Lusty Song wins Hambletonian
1951 Dutch Korea volunteers win US Collective Unit Citation
1952 General strike against overtime conscription in Belgium
1953 Premier Mohammed Abdullah of Kashmir, fired
1956 1st state-wide, state-supported educational TV network, Alabama
1956 South African women demonstrate against pass laws
1957 24th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Giants 22, All-Stars 12 (75,000)
1960 Race riot in Jacksonville Florida
1961 James B Parsons is 1st black appointed to Federal District Court
1963 Britains rock TV show, Ready Steady Go, premieres
1963 NY Met Roger Craig's NL record-tying 18-game losing streak ends
1964 1st Rolling Stones concert in Netherlands
1964 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational
1964 Bunning continues pitching perfectly to NY Mets until 2 outs in 5th, when Joe Christopher beats out a bunt. He totals 15 innings
1965 Fire in Titan II silo in Searcy Arkansas, 53 die
1965 Singapore gains independence from Malaysia (National Day)
1967 Biafran offensive against Nigerian army
1967 KYAY TV channel 39 in West Monroe, LA (IND) begins broadcasting
1968 Yugoslav president Tito visits Prague
1969 "Zorba" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 305 performances
1969 Manson family commits Tate-LaBianca murders
1970 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1970 Peruvian Airlines jet carrying 45 US exchange students explodes
1971 Le Roy (Satchel) Paige inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame
1972 Rockwell receives NASA contract to construct Space Shuttle
1973 Henry McCullough & Denny Seiwell quit Wings
1973 USSR launches Mars 7
1974 Richard Nixon resigns presidency.
1974 Richard Nixon resigns presidency.
1974 Richard Nixon resigns presidency, VP Gerald Ford becomes 38th pres
1975 1st NFL game in Louisiana Superdome, Houston beats Saints 13-7
1975 Dodger Davey Lopes steals record 32nd consec base without being caught
1975 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Colgate European Ladies Golf Open
1976 Clive Lloyd scores double-ton in 120 mins, WI v Glamorgan
1976 Pitt Pirate John Candelaria no-hits LA Dodgers, 2-0
1976 USSR launches Luna 24, last Lunar flight to date from Earth
1977 Chris Old completes a century in 37 mins, Yorks v Warwicks
1977 NHL refuses merger of 6 WHA clubs
1978 USSR performs (underground) nuclear test
1978 Yanks score 5 in bottom of 9th beat Brewers 8-7
1979 English seaside resort Brighton gets 1st British nude beach
1980 Belgian constitution revised
1981 52nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve
1981 6 English lifeguards set relay swim record English Channel (7:17)
1981 63rd PGA Championship: Larry Nelson shoots a 273 at Atlanta AC Ga
1981 All star MVP: Gary Carter (Mont Expos)
1981 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA West Virginia Bank Golf Classic
1981 NL beats AL 5-4 in 52nd All Star Game (Cleveland Stadium)
1984 Daley Thomas of Britain sets decathalon record (8,847) in LA Cal
1984 STS 41-D vehicle again moves out to launch pad
1986 "Honky Tonk Nights" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 4 perfs
1987 "Les Miserables," opens at Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv
1987 69th PGA Championship: Larry Nelson shoots 287 at PGA Natl Palm Beach
1987 LA Rams beat Dallas Cowboys 28-27 in London, England (NFL expo)
1987 Mary Beth wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
1988 Cubs beat Mets 6-4 in their 1st official night game at Wrigley Field
1988 Edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky to LA Kings for $15-$20 millions
1988 Just 1 day after 8/8/88 NY's daily number is 888
1990 12 Arab leaders agree to send pan-Arab forces to protect Saudi Arabia
1990 Soyuz TM-10 lands
1992 "Streetcar Named Desire" closes at Ethel Barrymore NYC after 137 perf
1992 25th Olympic Summer games closes in Barcelona, Spain
1992 Florence Descampe wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic at Stratton Mt
1992 Last day of Test Cricket for David Gower
1992 Record temperature in Berlin-Dahlem 99.3F (37.4C)
1993 King Albert II of Belgium, crowned
1994 Phil Rizzuto Hall of Fame Night
1994 Stanley Betrian put in charge of Curaao
1997 Security guard Abner Louima, attacked by NYC police
1997 Yanks break Minn Twins Brad Radke's string of 12 straight wins
1998 Star Bank LPGA Classic

That's All....

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