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Tuesday, September 18, 2018.



Birthdays


1574 Claudio Achillini, Italian lawyer/poet
1636 Pietro Sanmartini, composer
1684 Johann Gottfried Walther, Erfurt Germany, composer/Musicographer
1709 Samuel Johnson, Boswell's tour guide.
1709 Samuel Johnson, Boswell's tour guide.
1713 Jean Allamand, French theologist/natural philosopher
1733 George Read, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)
1750 Tomas de Iriarte, Spanish writer (Fabulas Literarias)
1752 A.M. Legendre --1833
1752 A.M. Legendre --1833
1752 A.M. Legendre --1833
1752 A.M. Legendre --1833
1752 Adrien-Marie Lagendre, mathematician, worked on elliptic integrals
1752 Johann Anton Sulzer, composer
1752 A.M. Legendre --1833
1765 Oliver Holden, composer
1772 Martin-Pierre Dalvimare, composer
1779 Joseph Story, Mass, 19th Supreme Court justice (1812-45)
1786 Justinus AC Kerner, German family doctor/poet/writer
1787 Johann D Passavant, German historian/painter/graphic artist
1805 Robert Cowdin, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1874
1815 Henry Constantine Wayne, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1818 Marcellus Augustus Stovall, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1819 Jean-Bernard-L‚on Foucault; his pendulum proved earth rotates
1819 Jean-Bernard-L‚on Foucault; his pendulum proved earth rotates
1838 Anton Mauve, painter/graphic artist/cousin of Vincent Van Gogh
1860 Alberto Franchetti, composer
1863 Hermann Kutter, Swiss Christ-social theologist
1870 Clark Wissler, anthropologist (American Indian)
1874 Johannes Anker Larsen, Danish writer (Vises Sten)
1876 Milan Rakic, Serbian poet (Pesme)
1877 Jozef de Voght, Flemish priest/songwriter (Under the Snow)
1883 Lord Berners, [Gerald Tyrwhitt], England, composer (1st Childhood)
1885 Abdul Muslim Mahomayev, composer
1890 Vladimir Ambros, composer
1893 Arthur Benjamin, Sydney Australia, composer (Jamaican Rumba)
1893 Frederic Mar‚s, Spanish sculptor
1893 William March, [Campbell], US, writer (Company K)
1895 John G Diefenbaker, Neustadt Ontario, 13th Canadian PM (C) (1957-63)
1897 John Mens, writer (People Without Money)
1897 Pablo Sorozabal Marialcurrena, composer
1901 Harold Clurman, producer/director (Deadline at Dawn)
1905 Eddie "Rochester" Anderson
1905 Eddie "Rochester" Anderson
1905 Eddie "Rochester" Anderson
1905 Eddie "Rochester" Anderson
1905 Claudette Colbert, in Paris, (Cleopatra)
1905 Greta Garbo, in Stockholm (Ninotchka, Blue Angel)
1905 Eddie "Rochester" Anderson
1905 Agnes De Mille, NYC, choreographer (Oklahoma)
1905 Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Oakland Calif, actor (Jack Benny Show)
1905 Greta Garbo, Stockholm, actress (Ninotchka, Grand Hotel, Camille)
1905 Claudette Colbert, in Paris, (Cleopatra)
1905 Greta Garbo, in Stockholm (Ninotchka, Blue Angel)
1906 Semjon I Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Semj Dnej Nedeli) [OS=Sept 5]
1907 Edwin M McMillan, US, physicist/discoverer plutonium (Nobel prize)
1908 Viktor A Ambartsoemjan, Russian astronomer (Stalin Prize 1946, 50)
1910 Henri A Cornelis, gov-general Belgian Congo/Rwanda-Urundi
1910 Josef Tal, composer
1910 Leon Stein, composer
1915 Hetta Empson, artist
1915 Ronald Ogden, engineer
1916 John J Rhodes, (Rep-R-Az)
1916 Rossano Brazzi, Bolognia Italy, actor/director (Antaeus-Survivors)
1917 Alan Ande Anderson, opera director
1917 Gerrit Borgers, literature
1918 John Berger, politician
1920 Jack Warden
1920 June Foray
1920 Jack Warden
1920 June Foray
1920 Jack Warden
1920 June Foray
1920 Jack Warden
1920 June Foray
1920 Jack Warden
1920 June Foray
1920 Jack Warden, Newark NJ, actor (NYPD, Crazy Like a Fox, Norby)
1923 J T Mellema, Boer politician (CHU)
1924 Zelda Fichandler, Boston, theater director/producer (Raisin, K2)
1925 Harvey Haddix, baseball pitcher (pitched perfect game into 12th)
1926 Bud Greenspan, documentary maker (Olympic Games)
1928 Adam Walacinski, composer
1928 Phyllis Kirk, Syracuse NY, actress (Thin Man, Red Button's Show)
1929 June Rosemary Fisher, teacher/trade unionist
1929 Louis Myers, blues guitarist /harmonica player
1932 Jack Mullaney, Pitts Pa, actor (My Living Doll, It's About Time)
1932 Nikolai N Rukavishnikov, Siberia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 10, 16, 33)
1932 Valery Viktorovich Ryumin, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 32/34, 35/37)
1933 Jimmie Rodgers, WA, singer/guitarist (Jimmie Rodgers Show, Honey Comb)
1933 Manfred Niehaus, composer
1933 Robert Blake, Nutley NJ, (Baretta, Little Rascals, Coast to Coast)
1933 Robert F Bennett, (Sen-R Utah)
1933 Roman Polanski, Paris France, director (Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown)
1933 Scotty Bowman, NHL player/coach (Mont Canadians)
1933 Valentina Leonidovna Ponomaryova, cosmonaut (Vostok 6 backup)
1933 V L Ponomaryova, cosmonaut
1937 Norman Dinnerstein, composer
1939 Frankie Avalon
1939 Frankie Avalon
1939 Frankie Avalon
1939 Frankie Avalon
1939 Frankie Avalon
1939 Bob Whittaker, (Rep-R-KS, 1979- )
1939 Fred Willard, Ohio, comedian (Fernwood 2 Night, Real People)
1939 Naresh Kumar Sohal, composer
1940 Frankie Avalon, Phila, actor (Beach movies)/singer (Venus)
1941 Clive Burton, neuropathologist
1941 Haflidi Magnus Hallgrimmson, composer
1941 Mariangela Melato, Milan Italy, actress (Flash Gordon, Summer Night)
1942 Koos van den Berg, Dutch MP (SGP)
1943 Michael Vetter, composer
1944 Charles Lacy Veach, Chicago Illinois, astronaut (STS 39, STS 52)
1944 Michael Franks, rocker
1946 Alan "Bam" King, rocker
1947 Hans Vermeulen, singer/guitarist (Sandy Coast)
1949 Jim McCrery, (Rep-R-Louisiana)
1949 Kerry Livgren, Kansas, rock guitarist (Kansas)
1950 Helene Weijel, author (In the Street Without a Coat)
1950 Mike Hossack, Patterson NJ, rock drummer (Doobie Brothers)
1951 Dee Dee Ramone, Virg, [Douglas Colvin], rock bassist (Ramones)
1954 Murtaza Bhutto, politician
1954 Takao Doi, Tokyo Japan, astronaut (STS 87)
1955 Jeana Tomasino, Milwaukee Wis, playmate (Nov, 1980)
1958 Lita Rossana Ford, London England, metal guitarist (Kiss Me Deadly)
1959 Ryne Sandberg, Spokane WA, infielder (Chic Cubs)
1960 Kim Wilde, [Kim Smith], Chiswick England, vocalist
1961 Jensen Buchanan, Montgomery Ala, actress (Vicky/Marley-Another World)
1961 Sharon Barrett, San Diego, LPGA golfer (1993 Nabisco Dinah Shore-22nd)
1962 Joanne Catherall, Sheffield England, rock vocalist (Human League)
1963 Rich Weiss, Munich Germany, US slalom single kayak (Olympics-6th-96)
1964 Holly Robinson, Phila, actress (21 Jump Street)
1964 Marco Masini, Italian entertainer
1965 Monique Klemann, singer (Lo‹s Lane)
1966 Isabelle Demongeot, Gassin France, tennis star
1966 Spike, guitarist (Ian Spice Breathe, Flash Cadillac) [or Feb 4]
1967 Ricky Bell, Boston Mass, rock vocalist (New Edition, Bell Biv Devoe)
1967 Tara Fitzgerald, Sussex England, actress (Siren)
1968 Toni Kukoc, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls)
1969 Robert Coons, NFL tight end (Buffalo Bills)
1970 Everett Lindsay, NFL guard/center (Minn Vikings)
1970 Gary Rogers, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1970 Michela Rocco, Udine Italy, Miss Italy (1987)
1970 Mike Compton, NFL center/guard (Detroit Lions)
1971 Jada Pinkett Smith
1971 Jada Pinkett Smith
1971 Jada Pinkett Smith
1971 Jada Pinkett Smith
1971 Jada Pinkett Smith
1971 Jada Pinkett, actress (Jason's Lyric, Menace II Society)
1971 Kate Starre, Armadale Australia, field hockey utility (Olympics-96)
1971 Lance Armstrong, Plano Texas, road cyclist (Olympics-6th-92, 96)
1971 Oleg Ladik, Kiev Ukraine, Canadian 100 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-96)
1971 Ron Childs, NFL linebacker (NO Saints)
1972 Fran‡ois Gesthuizen, soccer player (PSV, NAC)
1972 Michael Landes, actor (American Summer)
1972 Richard Huntley, NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons)
1978 Shelly Moore, Miss Teen USA (Tennessee, 1997)

Events


Independence Day, celebrated in Chile.
The start of the Jewish New Year.
Independence Day, celebrated in Chile.
The start of the Jewish New Year.
324 Chrysopolis emperor Constantine beats emperor Licinius
1437 Farmer uprising in Transsylvania
1502 Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his 4th & last voyage
1544 Charles V of Germany & Francis I of France sign Peace of Crepy
1544 English King Henry VIII's troops occupy Boulogne
1544 Peace of Cr‚py: German emperor Charles V & French king Fran‡ois I
1573 Spanish attack Alkmaar
1635 Emperor Ferdinand II declares war on France
1679 New Hampshire becomes a county Massachusetts Bay Colony
1739 Turkey & Austria sign peace treaty-Austria cedes Belgrade to Turks
1755 Fort Ticonderoga, New York opened
1755 Fort Ticonderoga, New York opened
1755 Ft Ticonderoga, NY opens
1759 Battle of Quebec ends, French surrender to British
1769 John Harris builds 1st spinet piano (US)
1789 1st loan is made to pay salaries of the presidents & Congress
1793 Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol building
1793 Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol building
1793 Pres Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol building
1809 Royal Opera House in London opens
1810 Chile gains its independence.
1810 Chile gains its independence.
1810 Chile declares independence from Spain (National Day)
1811 English expeditionary army conquerors Dutch Indies
1812 Fire in Moscow destroys 90% of houses & 1,000 churchs
1830 Horse beats 1st US made locomotive (near Baltimore)
1838 Anti-Corn Law League established by Richard Cobden
1842 1st edition of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, published
1846 Elizabeth Barrett & R Browning exchange last letters before eloping
1848 Baseball rules 1st baseman can tag base for out instead of runner
1849 De Kempenaer's Dutch govt resigns
1850 Congress passes Fugitive Slave Law as part of Compromise of 1850
1851 The New York Times goes on sale, at 2 cents a copy.
1851 The New York Times goes on sale, at 2 cents a copy.
1851 NY Times starts publishing (2› a copy)
1862 Confederate armies officially divide into corps
1862 General Read army pulls out of Antietam Creek Virginia
1864 Battle of Martinsburg WV
1873 Govt bond agent Jay Cooke & Co collapses, causing panic on Wall St
1881 Chicago Tribune reports on a televideo experiment
1882 Pacific Stock Exchange opens (as Local Security Board)
1888 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Sign of Four" (BG)
1891 Harriet Maxwell Converse is 1st white woman to become an Indian chief
1895 Booker T Washington delivera "Atlanta Compromise" address
1895 D D Palmer of Davenport, Iowa, becomes 1st chiropractor
1897 Gustave Kecker/Hugh Martin's musical "Belle of NYC," premieres in NYC
1898 Lord Kitcheners ships reach Fashoda Sudan
1903 Phillie's Chick Fraser no-hits Chic Cubs, 10-0
1905 Electric tramline opens in Rotterdam
1908 Cleve Indian Bob "Dusty" Rhoades no-hits Boston, 2-1
1909 Largest paid baseball attendance (35,409), A's beat Tigers, 2-0 in Det
1910 25,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam for general male/female suffrage
1911 Britain's 1st twin-engine airplane (Short S.39) test flown
1911 Louis Napoleon Parker's "Disraeli," premieres in NYC
1914 Battle of Aisne ends with Germans beating French during WW I
1914 Gen von Hindenburgs named commander of German armies on Eastern Front
1914 Irish home rule bill receive Royal assent
1914 South African troops land in German South West Africa
1915 Boston Braves trounce St Louis Cardinals 20-1
1918 Battle of Megiddo (Palestine) starts
1919 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts female suffrage
1919 Hurricane tides 16 feet above normal drown 280 along Gulf Coast
1922 2nd govt of Ruys de Beerenbrouck installed in Neth
1922 Browns George Sisler's 41-game hit streak is stopped by NY's Joe Bush
1922 Hungary admitted to League of Nations
1924 Govt routes 7 Provinces to Peking
1925 Bill Tilden wins 6th straight US tennis championship
1926 46th US Mens Tennis: Rene Lacoste beats Jean Borotra (64 60 64)
1926 Hurricane hits Miami, kills 250
1926 Jean Rene Lacoste wins US Tennis Open
1927 Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air.
1927 Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air.
1927 18 station CBS radio network begins, (WOR is NYC affiliate)
1928 Cards beat Phillies for 20th of 22 games in 1928
1928 Juan de la Cierva flies 1st helicopter above Channel
1929 Pirates loss to Braves & clinch NL pennant for the Cubs
1929 Preston Sturges' "Strictly Dishonorable," premieres in NYC
1930 Enterprise (US) beats Shamrock V (England) in 15th America's Cup
1930 NY Yankee pitcher Red Ruffing hits 2 HRs to beat St Louis Browns, 7-6
1930 Phila A's win AL championship for 2nd year in a row
1931 Japan takes Manchuria, renames it Manchukuo
1934 St Louis Brown Bobo Newsom loses no-hitter to Boston in 10, 2-1
1934 USSR admitted to League of Nations
1938 Chicago Bears beat Green Bay Packers 2-0
1938 Despite losing a double header, Yanks clinch pennant #10
1939 Polish govt of Moscicki flees to Romania
1940 19 German aircrafts shot down above England
1940 Elmer Harris' "Johnny Belinda," premieres in NYC
1940 Italian troops conquer Sidi Barrani
1942 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation authorized for radio service
1943 Cardinals clinch NL pennant
1943 Hitler orders deportation of Danish Jews (unsuccessful)
1944 British submarine Tradewind torpedoes Junyo Maru: 5,600 killed
1944 Eindhoven free (Lightly Day)
1944 US 266th division occupiers Brest Bretagne
1945 1000 whites walk out of Gary Ind schools to protest integration
1946 Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
1947 National Security Act, passes
1947 USAF (US Air Force) forms
1948 "Hilarities (of 1949)" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 14 perfs
1948 Communist Madiun-uprising in Dutch Indies (Muso/Sjarifudin)
1948 Ralph J Bunche confirmed as acting UN mediator in Palestine
1949 Baseball major league record 4 grand slams hit
1950 Nakagawa Soen, Zen teacher, receives dharma transmission
1954 Cleveland Indians clinch AL pennant, beat Tigers (3-2)
1954 KTUL TV channel 8 in Tulsa, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 WLOS TV channel 13 in G'ville-Spartanburg, SC (ABC) 1st broadcast
1955 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Mile High Golf Open
1955 Willie Mays hits record tying 9th HR at Ebbets Field (ties Joe Adcock)
1956 Mickey Mantle is 8th to hit 50 HRs in a seaon
1957 "Wagon Train" premieres
1957 Electric train joining in Amsterdam-Brussels
1959 Vanguard 3 launched into Earth orbit
1960 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Memphis Golf Open
1961 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1962 Bob Aspromonte sets NL 3rd baseman record of 57 cons errorless games
1962 Charlie Finley is denied permission to move A's to Dallas-Ft Worth
1962 Rwanda, Burundi, Jamaica & Trinidad admitted (105th-108th) to UN
1962 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1963 Final game at Polo Grounds, 1,752 see Phillies beat Mets 5-1
1963 USSR orders 58.5 million barrels of cereal from Australia
1964 Greek king Constantine II marries Danish princess Anne-Marie
1964 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1965 "Get Smart" premieres
1965 Mickey Mantle Day at Yankee Stadium: Mantle play his 2,000th game
1966 Gemini X is launched
1966 Gemini X is launched
1966 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational
1967 Intrepid (US) beats Dame Pattie (Aust) in 21st America's Cup
1968 Ray Washburn (Cards) no-hits SF Giants 2-0
1969 Tiny Tim & Miss Vicky get engaged
1971 19th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 18«-13« at Old Warson CC Mo
1972 1st black NL umpire (Art Williams-Los Angeles vs San Diego)
1973 German FR & German DR admitted to UN
1974 Hurricane Fifi strikes Honduras with 110 mph winds, 5,000 die
1975 Heiress/bank robber Patricia Campbell Hearst captured by FBI in SF
1976 Cleve manager Frank Robinson last game as a player
1976 Dom Mintoff's Labour Party wins Malta election
1976 Rev Sun Myung Moon holds "God Bless America" convention
1976 Rock Music Award
1977 US Voyager I takes 1st space photograph of earth & moon together
1977 US Voyager I takes 1st space photograph of earth & moon together
1977 All 4 Kiss members release solo albums
1977 Brooks Robinson Night in Baltimore
1977 Courageous (US) sweeps Australia (Aust) in 24th America's Cup
1977 Joanne Carner/Judy Rankin wins LPGA National Team Golf Championship
1977 US Voyager I takes 1st space photograph of Earth & Moon together
1979 Bolshoi Ballet dancers Leonid & Valentina Kozlov defect
1979 Steven Lachs, appointed Calif's 1st admittedly gay judge
1979 The Who opens NYC concerts at MSG
1980 Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station
1980 Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station
1980 "Les Miserables," opens at Palais des Sports, Paris
1980 Royals Willie Wilson steals AL-record 28 consecutive base
1980 Soyuz 38 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Cuban) to Salyut 6 space station
1982 Christian militia begin massacre of 600 Palestinians in Lebanon
1983 George Meegen completes 2,426d (19K mi) walk across Western Hemisphere
1983 Juli Inkster wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1983 Lebanese & Syrian army battle
1983 New Orleans Saints 1st OT victory; beating Chic Bears 34-31
1984 Joe Kittinger completes 1st solo balloon crossing of Atlantic
1984 Joe Kittinger completes 1st solo balloon crossing of Atlantic
1984 Joe Kittinger completes 1st solo balloon crossing of Atlantic
1984 Tigers clinch AL East championship (spent all year in 1st place)
1984 Tim Raines is 1st player with 4 consecutive 70-stolen-base seasons
1985 "Song & Dance" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 474 performances
1985 BBC Radio reports prime # 2^216091-1 found in Houston
1986 David Boon's 3rd Test cricket century, 122 v India at Madras
1987 Detroit Tiger Darrell Evans is 1st 40 year old to hit 30 HRs
1987 US & Russia sign accord to remove mid range missiles
1987 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1988 Burma suspends its constitution
1988 Coup in Haiti
1988 Juli Inkster wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1989 Hurricane Hugo causes extensive damage in Puerto Rico
1990 500 lb 6' Hershey Kiss is displayed at 1 Times Square, NYC
1990 Atlanta is chosen to host 1996 (centennial) Summer Olympics
1991 John Hart becomes general manager of Cleveland Indians
1991 NCAA places Tenn on 2 yrs probation for football recruting violations
1991 Robert Helmick resigns as pres of US Olympic Committee
1991 Space shuttle STS 48 (Discovery 14) lands
1993 Kimberly Clarice Aiken (SC), 18, crowned 67th Miss America 1994
1993 LA Mighty Ducks play their 1st NHL pre-season game against Penguins
1993 Trailing 3-1 with 2 outs in 9th, time is called prior to Mike Stanley pop out, gets a 2nd chance, & Yanks rally to beat Boston 4-3
1994 1st Presidents Golf Cup: US beats Intl team 20-12 at Robert Jones Va
1994 Austrian conservative ™VP wins elections/extreme right gets 18.5%
1994 Deb Richard wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
1994 Ken Burn's "Baseball" premieres on PBS
1994 Sweden social-democratic SPD wins parliamentary election
1995 Art Modell 1st meets (he claims) with Balt to move Browns
1995 Space shuttle STS-69 (Endeavour 9), lands
1996 Roger Clemens ties his own major league record with 20 strikeouts
1997 Seve Ballesteros & Nick Faldo elected to World Golf Hall of Fame
1997 Ted Turner gives $1 billion to UN

That's All....

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