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Welcome to It's History! for tomorrow, Saturday, February 13, 2016.

Events for tomorrow in history Birthdays  Deaths
1130 Gregorio de' Papareschi elected as Pope Innocent II
1349 Jews are expelled from Burgsordf Switzerland
1510 Charles of Gelre conquerors Oldenzaal
1545 Willem of Nassau becomes prince of Orange
1566 St Augustine, Florida founded
1601 John Lancaster leads 1st East India Company voyage from London
1633 Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for trial before Inquisition for professing belief that earth revolves around the Sun
1635 Oldest US public institution, Boston Latin School founded
1651 Flemish missionary Joris van Geel departs to Congo
1668 Treaty of Lisbon: Spain recognizes Portugal
1678 Tycho Brahe 1st sketches "Tychonic system" of solar system
1689 British Parliament adopts Bill of Rights
1692 MacDonald clan murdered on orders of King William III
1693 College of William & Mary opens
1706 Battle at Fraustadt: Swedish army beats Russia/Saksen
1741 Andrew Bedford publishes 1st American magazine (American Magazine)
1755 Rebel leader Mangkubuni signs Treaty of Gianti Java
1777 de Sade arrested without charge, imprisoned in Vincennes fortress
1782 French fleet occupies St Christopher
1786 Abraham Baldwin selected president of University of Georgia
1795 1st state university in US opens, University of North Carolina
1799 1st US law regulating insurance passed, by Massachusetts
1809 French take Saragossa, Spain after a long siege
1816 -14] Teatro San Carlo in Naples destroyed by fire
1826 American Temperance Society, forms in Boston
1832 1st appearance of cholera at London
1837 Riot in NY over high price of flour
1858 Sir Richard Burton & John Speake explore Lake Tanganyika, Africa
1860 King Basse Kajuara departs Boni South-Celebes
1861 1st military action to result in Congressional Medal of Honor, AZ
1861 Abraham Lincoln declared president
1861 Col Bernard Irwin attacks & defeats hostile Chiricahua Indians
1862 -Feb 16th) Siege of Ft Donelson TN
1864 Miridian Campaign fighting at Chunky Creek & Wyatt, Mississippi
1866 Jesse James holds up his 1st bank, Liberty, Missouri ($15,000)
1867 Johann Strauss' "Blue Danube" waltz premieres in Vienna
1886 Painter Thomas Eakins resigns from Philadelphia Academy of Art after controversial over use of male nudes in a coed art class
1895 Moving picture projector patented
1899 -16°F (-27°C), Minden Louisiana (state record)
1899 -1°F (-18°C) New Orleans, La
1899 -2°F (-19°C) Tallahassee, Florida (state record)
1905 -40°F (-40°C) Warsaw, Missouri (state record)
1905 -40°F (-40°C) Lebanon, Kansas (state record)
1905 -29°F (-34°C) Pond, Arkansas (state record)
1907 English suffragettes storm British Parliament & 60 women are arrested
1912 England regains cricket's Ashes
1914 American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers-ASCAP forms in NYC
1920 Switzerland rejoin League of Nations
1920 League of Nations recognizes perpetual neutrality of Switzerland
1920 National Negro Baseball League organizes
1923 1st Black pro Basketball team, "Renaissance," organizes
1924 King Tut's tomb opened
1925 US Congress makes Surpreme Court appeal more difficult
1927 Uprising against Portuguese regime of Gen Carmona defeated
1929 Cruiser Act: OKs construction of 19 new cruisers & an aircraft carrier
1929 Vladimir Mayakofsky's "Klop," premieres in Moscow
1932 "Free Eats" introduces George "Spanky" McFarland to "Our Gang"
1934 Austrian Dollfuss govt bans socialistic party
1935 1st US surgical operation for relief of angina pectoris, Cleveland
1935 Bruno Hauptmann found guilty of kidnap & murder of Lindbergh's infant
1937 US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
1937 US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
1937 NFL Boston Redskins move to Wash DC
1937 Maribel Vinson wins her 9th US figure skating championship
1937 Bradman scores 123 SA v Queensland, 165 mins, 10-4s 1-6 in cricket
1937 "Prince Valiant" comic strip appears; known for historical detail
1940 Bradman scores 209* in 161 minutes for South Aust at the WACA
1941 Nazi leaders attack Dutch Jewish Council
1942 Hitler's Operation Seelöwe (invasion of England) cancelled
1943 German assault on Sidi Bou Zid Tunisia, Gen Eisenhower visits front
1943 Women's Marine Corps created
1945 Allied planes bomb Dresden Germany; 135,000 die
1945 Gerbrandy British govt refuses Dutch Jewish right to buy
1945 USSR captures Budapest, after 49-day battle with Germany; 159,000 die
1946 "Duchess Misbehaves" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 5 performances
1948 Andy Ganteaume scores 112 for W Indies in only Test Cricket innings
1948 Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Lannoy & Baugniet of BEL
1948 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Richard Button USA
1948 Wright Flyer, 1st plane to fly, returns to US from England
1952 Rocky Marciano defeated Lee Savold for his 39th straight win
1953 A's change name of Shibe Park to Connie Mack Stadium
1954 Frank Selvey scores 100 points for Furman beating Newberry 149-95
1955 Israel acquires 4 of 7 Dead Sea scrolls
1955 KRCG TV channel 13 in Jefferson City, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1955 Patty Berg wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
1956 KYW-AM in Philadelphia Penn gives calls to WTAM (now WWWE) Cleveland
1957 Southern Christian Leadership Conference organizes in New Orleans
1959 Barbie doll goes on sale
1959 Miro Cardon, premier of Cuba, resigns
1960 "Beg, Borrow or Steal" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 5 perfs
1960 "Saratoga" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 80 performances
1960 France performs 1st nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria
1961 Frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Bros Records
1961 Soviet Union fires a rocket from Sputnik V to Venus
1965 US male Figure Skating championship won by Gary Visconti
1965 US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
1965 Peggy Fleming, 16, wins ladies senior figure skating title
1966 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1968 US sends 10,500 additional soldiers to Vietnam
1969 Mary Hopkin's Postcard album on Apple is released
1969 Suriname govt of Pengel resigns
1970 NL offices begins move from Cin to SF (completed Feb 23)
1970 Man-eating tiger is reported to have killed 48, 80 km from New Delhi
1971 12,000 South Vietnamese troops cross into Laos
1971 Golfing VP Spiro Agnew hits 2 tee shots into crowd, injuring 2
1972 11th Winter Olympic games close at Sapporo, Japan
1972 "Grease" opens on Broadway
1972 "1776" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,217 performances
1973 Musical "El Grande de Coca-Cola," premieres in NYC
1973 US dollar devalues 10%
1974 James "Cool Papa" Bell is named to baseball's Hall of Fame
1974 Dissident Nobel writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from USSR
1974 "Rainbow Jones" opens & closes at Music Box Theater NYC
1975 Cyprus premier Denktash procliams Turkish-Cypriot Federation
1976 Dorothy Hamill wins Olympic figure-skating gold, Innsbruck, Austria
1976 Peter Casserly of NZ hand-sheers record 353 lambs in 9 holes
1977 Pam Higgins wins LPGA American Cancer Society Golf Classic
1977 Eric Heiden is 1st American to win world speed skating championship
1977 "Robber Bridegroom" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 145 perfs
1977 "Ipi Tombi" closes at Harkness Theater NYC after 39 performances
1977 "Guys & Dolls" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 239 performances
1978 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1979 2nd Emmy Sports Award presentation
1979 Washington State's Hood Canal Bridge breaks up in windstorm
1980 Apollo Computer Inc incorporated
1980 NZ beats West Indies by one wicket in cricket at Dunedin
1981 Longest sentence published by NY Times-1286 words
1982 Islander's Bryan Trottier scores 5 goals against Flyers
1982 Dark Side of the Moon, is on charts for 402nd week
1983 World Boxing Council becomes 1st to cut boxing from 15 to 12 rounds
1983 E Bernstein, Levinson & Link's musical "Merlin" premieres in NYC
1983 Donna White wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
1983 Australia beats NZ 2-0 to win World Series Cup
1983 33rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 132-123 at LA
1983 "Merlin" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 199 performances
1984 6 year old Texan Stormie Jones gets 1st heart & liver transplant
1984 Konstantin Chernenko succeeds Yuri Andropov as USSR leader
1985 Polish police arrests 7 Solidarity leaders
1985 Dow Jones closes at 1297.92 (record high) after topping 1300 earlier
1987 Tigers' Jack Morris awarded $1.85 million salary by arbitrator
1988 Ronald Weigel runs unofficial world record speed walking (18:11.41)
1988 Heike Dreschler long jumps world record indoor (7.37m)
1988 European Community plans removal of inner boundaries on Jan 1, 1992
1988 Christine Wachtel runs world record 800m indoor (1:56:40)
1988 15th Winter Olympic games open at Calgary, Canada
1989 Kidnapped Belgian Premier Vanden Boeynants freed
1989 Salvadoran army attacks Encuentros hospital, rapes, kills patients
1989 Oklahoma football player Charles Thompson is charged with selling cocaine; he is later sentenced to 2 years in prison
1990 US, England, France & England give Germany OK to reunify
1990 Larry Bird (Celtics) ends NBA free throw streak of 71 games
1990 50 killed at Inkatha-UDF battle in Natal, South Africa
1991 Syria tells Germany they are ready to recognize Israel
1991 US bombs Iraqi air raid shelter, killing 334
1992 West beats East 14 to 9 in Major Soccer League all star game
1992 Jose Canseco repeatedly rams his Porsche into wife Esther's BMW
1992 "Most Happy Fella" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 229 performances
1993 Ljubow Kremljowa runs world record 1000m indoor (2:34:84)
1993 Merlene Ottey runs world record 200m indoor (21.87 sec)
1993 Sergei Bubka pole vaults indoor record (6.14 m)
1994 Ship disaster near Ranong Thailand, kills 200
1994 Johann Olav Koss skates world record 5000m 6:34,96
1994 Inna Lassovskaya jumps world record 14.9m
1994 44th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 127-118 at Minneapolis
1995 Howard Stern radio show premieres in San Diego CA on KIOZ 105.3 FM
1995 West Indies beat NZ by innings & 332, Courtney Walsh 13-55
1996 Rock musical "Rent," by Jonathan Larson, opens off-Broadway
1996 Howard Stern announces he will be making the film "Private Parts"
1997 "Three Sisters," opens at Criterion Theater NYC
1997 Discovery captures Hubble Space Telescope
2000 US female Figure Skating championship
2000 US male Figure Skating championship

Birthdays for tomorrow in history Events  Deaths
1440Hartmann Schedel, German physician/humanist/historian
1480Hieronymus Aleander, [Girólamo Aleandro], Italian diplomat/cardinal
1599Alexander VII, [Fabio Chigi], Siena Italy, pope (1655-67)
1610Jean de la Badie, French divine, founder of Lagardists
1622Adam Pijnacker, landscape painter/etcher, baptized
1658Jan B Wellekens, Dutch poet/painter
1660Johann Sigismund Kusser, composer
1682Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Venice, painter (Fortune Teller)
1713Domingo Miguel Bernaube Terradellas, composer
1721John Reid, composer
1754Charles-Maurice duke of Talleyrand-Périgord, Fr bishop/premier (1815)
1755François Alexander Sallantin, composer
1756Joannes van der Linden, lawyer/judge (Ware Pleiter)
1757John C Hespe, Dutch journalist/politician
1764Talleyrand, France/Napolean's foreign minster
1768douard Mortier, French general, duke, prime minister (1834-35)
1778Fernando Sor, composer
1787James P Carrell, composer
1805David Dudley Field, lawyer/law codifier
1805Peter G L Dirichlet, Germany, number theorist/analysist
1807Bartolommea Capitanio, Italian monastery founder (Liefdezusters)
1813Charles Pierre Schimpf, governor of Suriname (1855-59)
1820Bela Albrecht Pal Keler, composer
1822Lev A Mej, Russian nobleman/poet
1829Gerard Keller, writer (Netherlands Spectator)
1831John Aaron Rawlins, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1869
1833William Whedbee Kirkland, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1915
1837Valentin de Zubiaurre y Unionbarrenechea, composer
1840Georg Jacobi, composer
1849Lord Randolph Churchill, England, politician, Winston's father
1852Johan L E Dreyer, Danish astronomer (New gen catalogue of nebulae)
1859William Strang, Scottish painter/engraver
1859Frank van de Goes, Dutch writer/marxist theorist
1861Uchimura Kanzo, Tokyo, religious writer (How I Became a Christian)
1862Karel Weis, composer
1870Leopold Godowsky, Lithuania, virtuoso pianist/composer
1874Hendrik Spiekman, Dutch politician (social-democratic)
1875? Kanouse, Watertown Wisc, 1st quintuplets in US, born to Edna Kanouse
1877Jazeps Medins, composer
1881Eleanor Farjeon, English writer (Martin Pippin)
1883Harold "Hal" Chase, baseball player/manager
1883Bainbridge Crist, composer
1885Elizabeth Virginia "Bess" Truman, 1st lady (1945-52)
1886Ricardo Giraldes, Argentina, novelist/poet (Don Segundo Sombra)
1887Alvin York, famed US soldier with 25 kills in WW I
1888Heintje Davids, [Hendrika], Dutch revue star
1888Georgios Papandreou, Greek prefect of Lesbos/minister/premier
1892Grant Wood, US, painter (American Gothic)
1892Robert Houghwout Jackson, 84th Supreme Court justice (1941-54)
1893Ana Pauker-Rabensohn, Romania, communist/foreign minister (1945-52)
1895Fred Essler, Austria, actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown, Saratoga Trunk)
1898Neville Pearson, English publisher
1902Blair Moody, New Haven Ct, (Sen-Mich)
1902Karl Menger, Austria/US mathematician (theory of dimension)
1903Georges Simenon, Belgium, mystery writer (Snow Was Black)
1908Gerald Strang, Claresholm Canada, composer
1908Pauline Frederick, journalist/correspondent (UN, NBC TV)
1908Sulo Nurmela, Finland, 4 X 100K relay skier (Olympic-gold-1936)
1910William B Shockley, London, US physicist (Nobel 1956), racist
1911Jean Muir Fullarton, actress
1912Margaretta Scott, actress (Crescendo, Where's Charley, Counterblast)
1912Jose de Capriles, US, fencer (Olympic-1936, 48, 52)
1912French J Van den Brande, Flemish actor
1913Arthur Carleton Hetherington, public servant
1913Guiseppe Dossetti, politician/priest
1914Earl Cadogan, British large landowner (Military Cross)
1914George Kleinsinger, San Bernardino CA, composer (Tubby the Tuba)
1915Lyle Betther, Phila, actor (Harry-Grand Jury, Lone Ranger)
1916James Griffith, LA Calif, actor (Sheriff of Cochise)
1917Polly Rose, actress (Myrtle-Love That Jill)
1918Helen Stephens, Fulton Mo, 100m runner (Olympic-gold-1936)
1918Patty Berg, Minneapolis MN, LPGA golfer (1938 US Amateur)
1919Tennessee Ernie Ford, Bristol Tn, country vocalist/actor (pea picker)
1919Joan Edwards, NYC, vocalist (Joan Edwards Show)
1919Eddie Robinson, winningest college football coach (Grambling)
1920Bryant Boudleaux, Shellman Ga, rock writer (Bye Bye Love)
1920Eileen Farrell, Willimantic Conn, opera soprano (Interrupted Melody)
1921Henk van Galen Last, Dutch journalist
1921Zao-Wou-Ki, Chinese/French painter/graphic artist
1922Lord Pym of Sandy, British minister of foreign affairs
1923Chuck Yeagar, US test pilot (1st man to break sound barrier)
1924Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French economist/politician
1925Jan Arends, Dutch poet/author
1925Gene Ames, singer
1926Barney Childs, composer
1927Harry Wich, Dutch set designer
1929Omar Torrijos Herrera, president Panama
1930Dotty McGuire, Middletown Oh, vocalist (McGuire Sisters)
1931Marjorie Jackson, Austria, 100m/200m dash (Oly-gold-1952) [or Sep 13]
1933Caroline Blakiston, actress (At Bertram's Hotel)
1933Emanuel Ungaro, France, fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1969)
1933Kim Novak, [Marilyn], Chicago Ill, actress (Vertigo, Of Human Bondage)
1933Paul Biya, president of Cameroon (1982- )
1934George Segal, actor/banjo player (Carbon Copy, Fun with Dick & Jane)
1935Tommy Jacobs, golfer
1936John Harris, British(?) cricket player
1936Leamon King, Tulare Calif, 4X100m relayer (Olympic-gold-1956)
1937Sigmund Jaehn, German DR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 31/29)
1937Susan Oliver, NYC, actress (Ann-Peyton Place, Star Trek-Cage)
1938Oliver Reed, London England, actor (Big Sleep)
1939Valery Illych Rozhdestvensky, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 23)
1941Bo Svenson, Goteborg Sweden, actor (North Dallas 40, Walking Tall)
1942Donald E Williams, Lafayette Ind, Capt USN/astro (STS 51D, STS 34)
1942Carol Lynley, NYC, actress (Night Stalker, Fantasy Island, Immortal)
1943F C Delius, writer
1943Leo Frankowski, US, sci-fi author (High Tech Knight, Flying Warlord)
1944Stockard Channing, NYC, actress (Grease, Big Bus, Without a Trace)
1944Sal Bando, baseball player (Oakland A's)
1944Peter Tork, Wash DC, singer/actor (Monkees-Last Train to Clarksville)
1944Jerry Springer, London England, talk show host (Jerry Springer Show)
1945Keith Nichols, jazz pianist
1945King Floyd, rocker
1945Roy Dyke, Liverpool, rock drummer (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke)
1946Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German director/actor (Ehe der Maria Braun)
1947Mike Krzyzewski, basketball coach
1947Tony Butler, rock bassist (Big Country-It's a Big Country, Wonderland)
1950Leonard Pascoe, cricketer (dynamic Aussie quick 1977-82)
1950Peter Gabriel, Surrey England, rock vocalist (Genesis, In Your Eyes)
1951David Naughton, Hartford Ct, actor (My Sister Sam, Separate Vacations)
1952Ed Gagliardi, NYC, rock bassist (Foreigner-Cold As Ice)
1952David Puilum Choi, Hong Kong, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
1953Sharon Wyatt, Lebanon Tenn, actress (Tiffany-General Hospital)
1953Suleiman Nyambui, Tanzanian runner (world record 5k indoor)
1955Scott Smith, rock bassist (Loverboy-Get Lucky)
1955Jan de Ligt, Dutch saxophonist (I've Got the Bullets)
1956Liam Brady, British soccer player
1956Peter Hook, English rock bassist (New Order-Round & Round, Run)
1956Richard Eden, actor (Brick-Santa Barbara, Solar Crisis, Robocop)
1957Thelston Payne, cricket wicket-keeper (WI 1986)
1957Doris King, Nashville Tenn, vocalist (Girls Next Door-Don't Be Cruel)
1958Mark Fox, congas/percussionist (Haircut 100-Nobody's Fool)
1960Kelly McCormick, Anaheim Calif, diver (Olympic-silver-1984)
1960Matt Salinger, Windsor VT, actor (Capt America, Deadly Deception)
1960Michael Craig, rock bassist (Culture Club-Do You Want to Hurt Me)
1961Les Warner, rocker (Cult-Fire Woman)
1961Kyi Hla Han, Yangon, Australasia golfer
1961Henry Rollins, US vocalist/poet (Big Ugly Mouth, Talking From the Box)
1962Jackie Silva, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, volleyballer (Pan Am-Bronze)
1963Penelope Ann Miller, actress (Awakenings, Chaplin, Freshman) [or 1/13]
1963Roberta Vasquez, LA Calif, playmate (November, 1984)
1964Evi Strasser, Bavaria German, equestrian (Olympics-96)
1965Kenny Harrison, Milwaukee Wisc, triple jumper
1965Stephen Manley, LA Calif, actor (Donny-Married the 1st Year)
1966Tally Chanel, Tel Aviv Israel, actress (Warrior Queen)
1966Freedom Williams, rock vocalist (C&C Music Factory-Everbody Dance Now)
1967Bas Roorda, soccer player (FC Groningen) [or Feb 21]
1967Eddie Pye, US baseball infielder (LA Dodgers)
1967Melanie Denise Bridges, Derry NH, Miss NH-America (1991)
1968Matt Mieske, US baseball outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
1969Subroto Banerjee, cricketer (Indian quickie & Dennis Lillee protégé)
1970Kevin Stocker, US baseball infielder (Phila Phillies)
1970Ruben Brown, NFL guard (Buffalo Bills)
1970Vernon Patao, 141 lbs (64 kg) US weightlifter (alt-Olympics-1996)
1971Todd Williams, US baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers)
1971Shelly Hammonds, NFL safety (Minn Vikings)
1971Mats Sundin, Bromma SWE, NHL center (Team Sweden, Toronto Maple Leafs)
1971Jim Reid, NFL tackle (Houston Oilers)
1972Charlie Garner, NFL running back (Phila Eagles)
1972Juha Ylonen, Helsinki FIN, NHL forward (Oly-Bronze-1998, Phoenix)
1973Willie Smith, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions)
1974Anthony Mortas, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
1975Mark Gerald Keddell, Christchurch NZ, 200m (Olympics-96)
1979Julie Nagle, Miss North Dakota Teen USA (1997)
1980Kristy Powell, Fla, gymnast (Olympics-96)

Deaths for tomorrow in history Events  Birthdays
1130Honorius II, [Lamberto], Pope (1124-30), dies
1199Stefanus Nemanja (Symeon), monk, dies
1237Jordanus of Saxon, 2nd general of Dominicans, drowns
1315Jean I of Chalon-Arlay, mayor of Neuchƒtel, dies
1332Andronicus II Paleologus, Byzantine emperor (1282-1328)/monk, dies
1542Catharine Howard, queen of England/5th wife of Henry VIII, beheaded
1602Alexander Nowell, English churchman, dean of St Paul's, dies
1629Girolamo Giacobbi, composer, dies at 61
1635Georg R Weckerlin, German poet, dies at 50
1660Charles X Gustaaf, king of Sweden (1654-60), dies at 37
1662Elisabeth Stuart, English daughter of James I, dies at 65
1693Johann Kaspar von Kerll, German composer, dies at 65
1724Francisco Jose Coutinho, composer, dies at 43
1741Johann Joseph Fux, Austrian composer/music theorist, dies at about 80
1784Charles Gravier, French earl of Vergennes/min of For affairs, dies
1798Wilhelm H Wackenroder, German writer (Fantasies of Art), dies at 24
1814Augustin Holler, composer, dies at 69
1841Thomas Ainsworth, English/Dutch industrialist, dies at 45
1849Christian Rummel, composer, dies at 61
1873Petrus AS van Limburg Brouwer, [Abraham van Luik], literary, dies
1882Henry Highland Garnet, diplomat, dies in Monrovia Liberia at 66
1883Pavel Melnikov, [Petsjerski], Russian historian, dies at 64
1883Richard Wagner, German composer (Die Walkre), dies at 69 in Venice
1883Wilhelm Richard Wagner, composer, dies at 69
1891David Dixon Porter, US rear admiral (Union), dies at 77
1893Ignacio M Altamirano, Mexican author (El Zarco), dies at 58
1894Franjo Racki, Croatian historian/politician, dies at 65
1896Karl Reinthaler, composer, dies at 73
1907Marcel Bertrand, French mine engineer, dies at 59
1917Joel Angel, Russian musicologist/composer, dies at 48
1921Willem P C Knuttel, Dutch bibliography/librarian, dies at 67
1927Brooks Adams, US philosopher (New Empire), dies at 78
1935Violet Paget, British author (Gospels of Anarchy), dies at 78
1937C A Bernoulli, writer, dies
1943William Walraven, journalist/writer (Neglected Grouser), dies at 55
1945George Studd, cricketer (4 Tests with brother v Aus 1882-83), dies
1952Alfred Einstein, German/US musicologist, dies at 71
1958Georges Rouault, French painter (Christ aux outrages), dies at 86
1959William L Axt, composer, dies at 70
1960Delmar G Roos, designer of jeep, dies at 79
1963Harry Steers, bowling hall of famer, dies
1965Jerry Burke, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies
1965William H Kilpatrick, US mathematician/philosopher, dies at 93
1966Elio Vittorini, writer, dies
1968Ildebrando Pizzetti, Italian composer, dies at 87
1968Mae Marsh, actress (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance), dies at 72
1970Herbert Strudwick, cricketer (28 Tests for Engld, ct 60 stp 12), dies
1975Henry P Van Dusen, US protestant theologist, dies at 77
1975Eric Harding Thiman, composer, dies at 74
1975Dagmar Godowsky, actress (Common Law, Red Lights), dies at 78
1976General Murtala Mohammed, head of Nigeria, killed during a coup
1976Lily Pons, French/US soprano/opera diva (Met Opera), dies at 71
1977Jack Gardner, actor (Wild Bill Hickok, 3 Russian Girls), dies at 77
1979Jean Renoir, actor/director (Rules of the Game), dies at 84
1980David Janssen, [Meyer], actor (Fugitive, Harry O), dies at 49
1982Zeng Jinlian, Hunan China, grew to 8'1" (tallest woman), dies at 17
1983Marian Nixon, actress (Dr Bull, Sweepstakes), dies of cancer at 78
1987M L "Curly" Page, cricketer (NZ Test capt 1933), dies
1990Ken Lynch, actor (Paratroop Command, Legend of Tom Dooley), dies at 79
1991Bernard Sauer, Yiddish actor, dies of heart attack at 67
1991Eddie Bartell, actor (Every Night at Eight), dies at 83
1992Bob den Uyl, Dutch journalist/writer (Restless Travel), dies at 61
1993Agatha Hagtingius-Seger, Dutch author (Sparkles Chain), dies at 91
1994Theo Bitter, Dutch painter/set designer, dies at 79
1994Michael Francis Morris Lindsay, orientalist, dies at 84
1994Jack Kirby, cartoonist (Marvel Comics), dies at 76
1995Abdelhafid Said, Algerian student leader, murdered
1995Alberto Burri, Ital's physician/sculptor/painter), dies at 79
1995Azeddine Medjoubi, head Algerian nationally theater, murdered at 49
1995Joan A C Ramsey nee Hamilton, lady Ramsey of Canterbury, dies at 84
1995Wilton "Bogey" Gaynair, saxophonist, dies at 68
1996Daniel K Womack, singer/guitarist, dies at 91
1996Martin Balsam, actor (Archie's Place), dies at 76
1998Jo Clayton, author, Cancer Died, Drums of Chaos, dies at 58

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