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Events for yesterday in history Birthdays  Deaths
1281 Flemish Earl Gwijde Dampierre takes financial responsibility of Brugge
1328 French king Philip VI Valois crowned
1529 30 Jews of Posing Hungary, charged with blood ritual, burned at stake
1660 Denmark & Sweden sign ceasefire
1679 Habeaus Corpus Act (no false arrest & imprisonment) passes in UK
1689 Anthonie Heinsius succeeds G Fagel as pension advisor of Holland
1703 St Petersburg (Leningrad) founded by Peter the Great
1738 Turkish troops occupy Orsova & Ochakov
1796 James S McLean patents his piano
1813 Americans capture Ft George, Canada
1844 Samuel F.B. Morse completes 1st telegraph line
1850 Mormon Temple in Nauvoo Illinois destroyed by tornado
1854 Marine Telegraph from Ft Point to SF completed
1856 Doctor William Palmer found guilty of poisoning
1862 Battle of Hanover Court House, VA (Slash Church, Peake's Station)
1863 CSS Chattahoochie explodes on Chattahoochie River GA, 18 die
1863 Siege of Port Hudson LA
1864 Skirmish at Salem Church (Haw's Shop), Virginia
1878 6th Preakness: C Holloway aboard Duke of Magenta wins in 2:41.75
1878 Australians Cricket 41 & 12-1 defeat MCC 33 & 19
1881 9th Preakness: T Costello aboard Saunterer wins in 2:40«
1882 10th Preakness: T Costello aboard Vanguard wins in 2:44«
1883 Czar Alexander III crowned in Moscow
1893 Audath Yisroel forms at Kattowitz (Katowice) Poland
1895 British inventor Birt Acres patents film camera/projector
1896 Tornado hit St Louis, killing 255 & leaving thousands homeless
1896 Bay District Race Track closes
1898 Arthur Pinero's "Trelawney of the 'Wells'," premieres in London
1900 Lord Roberts' army fights the Vaal in S Africa
1902 27th Preakness: L Jackson aboard Old England wins in 1:45.8
1903 Queen Wilhelmina opens Berlages Merchants bureau in Amsterdam
1903 37th Belmont: John Bullman aboard Africander wins in 2:21.75
1904 NL record of 5 stolen bases in a game (Dennis McGann, NY Giants)
1905 30th Preakness: W Davis aboard Cairngore wins in 1:45.8
1905 Japanese fleet destroys Russian East Sea fleet in Straits of Tushima
1906 1st outlining of Gustav Mahler's 6th symphony, in Essen
1907 Bubonic Plague breaks out in SF
1916 Groundbreaking begins on Hugh Grant Circle in Bronx
1917 Race riot in East St Louis Illinois, 1 black killed
1918 Battle of Aisne
1919 Charles Strite patents pop-up toaster
1919 1st transatlantic flight ends; US Navy flying boat takes 11 days
1920 Tatar ASSR forms in Russian SFSR
1921 Afghanistan gains sovereignty
1921 After 84 years of British control, Afgh nist n achieves sovereignty
1927 Japanese military intervention in Chinese civil war
1927 Thomas Masaryk elected Czechoslovakia president
1929 2nd Ryder Cup: Britain-Ireland, 7-5 at Moortown, England
1930 Richard Drew invents masking tape
1931 1st full scale wind tunnel for testing airplanes, Langley Field Va
1931 Piccard & Knipfer make 1st flight into stratosphere, by balloon
1933 Walt Disney's "3 Little Pigs" released
1933 Trailing 11-3, Yanks score 12 runs in 8th & beat White Sox 15-11
1933 Federal Securities Act signed
1933 Century of Progress Exposition opens in Chicago
1933 Austrian communist party banned
1935 Supreme Court declares FDR's Natl Recovery Act unconstitutional
1936 RMS Queen Mary leaves Southampton for NY on maiden voyage
1937 Carl Hubbell wins his 24th consecutive game (since July 17, 1936)
1937 Golden Gate Bridge, SF, dedicated
1938 Bradman scores his 1000th cricket run of Eng season, earliest to do so
1940 British & French begin evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo)
1941 German battleship Bismarck sunk by British naval force
1941 FDR declares state of emergency due to Germany's sinking of Robin Moor
1941 Allied troops begin evacuating Kreta
1942 Dorie Miller, awarded navy cross for deeds at Pearl Harbor
1942 Hitler orders 10,000 Czechs murdered
1942 Italian army begin siege of French western Fort Bir Hachim
1942 Top German Nazi Reinhard Heydrich is shot & mortally wounded in Prague
1943 French defiance under Jean Moulin meets secretly in Paris
1943 US forbid racial discrimination in war industry
1944 Jean-Paul Sartres "Huis Clos," premieres in Paris
1944 Japanese advance in Hangkhou China
1944 Allies land on Biak, Indonesia (operation Horlicks)
1948 Arabs blow up Jewish synagogue Hurvat Rabbi Yehudah he-Hasid
1948 Hank Greenberg buys an interest in the Cleveland Indians
1949 Russian stop train traffic West-Berlin
1949 Martin Canine, cartoon character, spoofs Martin Kane
1949 Indians start 12-17, owner Bill Veeck arranges a "Second Opening Day"
1950 "Arms & the Girl" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 134 performances
1950 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Wallace Stevens
1951 Chinese Communists force Dalai Lama to surrender his army to Beijing
1951 Maritime Museum at Aquatic Park, SF opens
1952 European Defense Community forms
1953 Dutch social democratic/Dutch Liberal Party win municipal elections
1955 Boston Red Sox Norm Zauchin gets 10 RBIs, beating Senators 16-0
1955 Red Buttons Show, last airs on NBC-TV
1956 French raid in Algiers
1956 US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
1958 Vanguard SLV-1 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
1958 Ernest Green & 600 whites graduate from Little Rock's Central HS
1960 1st use of oversized catching mitt (Balt Oriole Clint Courtney)
1960 Balt manager Paul Richards devises oversized catcher's mitt
1960 Military coup overthrows democratic government of Turkey
1961 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' «"
1961 Pres Kennedy announces US goal to reach Moon
1961 Fiorentina wins 1st Europe Cup II in Florence
1961 1st black light is sold
1962 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1963 3 NJ businessman purchase NHL Colorado Rockies, & get approval to move them to NJ Meadowlands (Devils)
1963 Jomo Kenyatta elected 1st prime minister of Kenya
1964 "From Russia With Love" premieres in US
1964 Inter Milan wins 9th Europe Cup 1 in Vienna
1965 Inter Milan wins 10th Europe Cup 1 in Milan
1966 6 French fighters crash above Spain
1966 55th German F-16 Starfighter crashes
1967 "Sherry!" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 65 performances
1968 6th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 4-3
1968 NL awards Montreal & SD major league franchises
1968 Nuclear submarine Scorpion is lost
1969 Walt Disney World construction begins
1969 Jerry Lewis Show second run, last airs on NBC-TV
1970 British expedition climbs south face of Annapurna I
1970 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1971 UCLA wins NCAA basketball championship
1971 23rd Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland, 13-11
1972 "Applause" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 900 performances
1972 "Jimmy Castor Bunch's Troglodyte" (Cave Man) hits #6
1973 Rick Wohlhuter runs record 880 yards in 1:44.6
1974 Pirates Ken Brett no-hits Padres until 9th inning
1975 Worst motor vehicle disaster in UK; bus full of elderly women plunges Dibble's Bridge Yorkshire, killing 38
1975 Stanley Cup: Phila Flyers beat Buffalo Sabres, 4 games to 2
1975 Paul McCartney releases "Venus & Mars"
1976 "Something's Afoot" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 61 performances
1977 NYC fines George Willig 1› for each of 110 stories he climbed
1977 2 Boeing 747s by Pan Am & KLM collide in Canary Islands, killing 582
1979 Penny Pulz wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1979 Pope John Paul ordains John J O'Conner as a bishop
1980 South Korean police ends people's uprising; 2,000 killed
1981 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1981 Liverpool wins 26th Europe Cup 1 at Paris
1981 Lenny Randle tries to blow a slow roller foul but ump says no
1981 John Hinckley attempts suicide by overdosing on Tylenol
1982 "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes..." opens at Alvin NYC for 5 perfs
1982 John McMullen buys NHL Colorodo Rockies & gets approval to move to NJ
1983 Former EPA official Rita Lavelle indicted for contempt of Congress
1984 Beth Henley's "Miss Firecracker contest," premieres in NYC
1984 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1984 Manuela Manleeva wins 3 singles tennis matches in one day
1985 Britain agrees to return Hong Kong to China in 1997
1985 Inaugural bands parade for Pres Reagan
1986 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1986 Norway Showcase groundbreaking
1986 Prest Reagan orderes 2 Poseidon-class submarines be dismantled
1987 Yank Phil Niekro is 3rd pitcher to make 700th start (Young & Sutton)
1987 Postage wins 32nd Europe Cup 1 in Vienna
1987 Jim & Tammy Bakker appear on "Nightline" after PTL scandal
1988 Senate ratified a treaty eliminating medium-range nuclear missiles
1990 Radical Democratic Party holds 1st political meetings in Moscow
1990 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1990 Jan Stephenson wins J C Penney LPGA Golf Skins Game
1990 César Gaviria Trujillo chosen pres of Colombia
1990 74th Indianapolis 500 runs
1991 Austrian Boeing 767-300 explodes at Bangkok, 223 die
1993 Dale Murphy ends carreer at 398 HRs
1993 Mafia bombs Uffizi-museum in Florence, kills 6
1994 Radio conservative Rush Limbaugh (43) weds Marta Fitzgerald (35)
1994 Larry King ended his radio show
1994 Flintstones live action movie opens in theaters
1994 Final broadcast of Arsenio Hall talk show
1994 Alexander Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia after 20 years in exile
1997 1st all female (20 British women) team reaches North Pole
1997 Arie Luyendyk wins his 2nd Indianapolis 500
1997 Judge finds Pamela Lee not guilty of breaking a contract
1997 Major league revenue sharing begins, NY Yanks pay out most $28M
1997 Marv Albert pleads innocent to charges of sexually assault
1997 Russian Pres Boris Yeltsin signs a historic treaty with NATO

Birthdays for yesterday in history Events  Deaths
1332Ibn Khaldun, Tunis, Arab historian/sociologist (Muqaddimah)
1595Benedictus Carpzovius, [Benedikt Carpzov], German lawyer
1626William II, prince of Orange/stadholder
1652Elisabeth C "Liselotte" van de Palts, German/French duchess of Orleans
1738Bonaventura Furlanetto, composer
1756Maximilian I Jozef, King of Bavaria
1774Francis Beaufort, admiral/hydrographer (Beaufort wind force scale)
1794Cornelius Vanderbilt, millionaire (B & O railroad)
1799Jacques-François-Fromental-Elle Halevy, [Elie Levy], composer
1806Charles-Joseph Tolbecque, composer
1815Henry Parkes, British journalist/premier of Australia
1818Amelia Jenks Bloomer, suffragette known for her pantaloons
1819Julia Ward Howe, US, author/lecturer (Battle Hymn of the Republic)
1822Henry Wylde, composer
1822Josef Joachim Raff, composer
1823John Gray Foster, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1874
1836Jay Gould, US railroad executive, financier
1836Edwin Gray Lee, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1870
1837"Wild Bill" Hickok, [James Butler], cowboy/scout
1837Robert Frederick Hoke, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1912
1839Luigi Capuana, Sicilian author/critic (Roccaverdina)
1849"Blind" Tom Bethune, pianist/composer
1852Billy Barnes, cricketer (England all-rounder 1880-90)
1854Georges Eekhoud, Belgian writer (Jeune Belgium)
1861Victoria E Matthews, educator
1867Arnold Bennett, England, novelist/playwright/critic (Great Babylon)
1870Lionel Palairet, cricketer (elegant England bat in the Golden Age)
1871Georges-Henri Rouault, Fr expressionist painter (Miserere et Guerre)
1874Richard von Schaukal, Austria poet/writer (Eros Thanatos)
1874Dustin Farnum, US, actor (Squaw Man, Virginian) [or 1870]
1879Lucile Watson, actress (Great Lie, Watch on the Rhine, Let's Dance)
1881Rudolf Pannwitz, German writer
1884Bax Brod, composer
1887Frank Woolley, cricketer (long-running England left-arm all-rounder)
1887Erich Kuttner, German journalist/historian (Vorwärts)
1887Emiel van der Straeten, Flemish playwright (Sudanese legends)
1888Louis Durey, composer
1891Claude Adonai Champagne, composer
1892Sara Heyblom, Dutch actress (Pygmalion, Fietsen naar de Maan)
1894Dashiell Hammett, Maryland, author (Sam Spade, Maltese Falcon)
1894L F Céline, writer
1894Louis-Ferdinand Céline, France, novelist (Journey to End of Night)
1895Marij Kogoj, composer
1897John Douglas Cockroft, English physicist (Radar, Nobel 1951)
1902Celius Dougherty, composer
1906Robert Shone, director-general (NEDC)
1907Felix de Nobel, Dutch orchestra leader
1907Rachel Louise Carson, biologist/ecologist/writer (Silent Spring)
1908Alex Brown, snooker player
1908Harold Rome, composer (Fanny, Pins & Needles)
1908Melle J Oldeboerrigter, [Melle], Dutch painter/cartoonist
1909Isador Goodman, composer
1910Daniel Greenway, CEO (Daniel Greenway & Sons)
1911Hubert Humphrey, (Sen-D-Minn) 38th VP (1965-69), 1968 Pres candidate
1911Torolf Elster, Norwegian journalist/writer (Frihet och demokrati)
1911Vincent Price, St Louis MO, actor (House on Haunted Hill, Fly, Laura)
1912Sam Snead, Hot Springs VA, PGA golfer (PGA-1963, 65, 67, 70, 72, 73)
1912John Cheever, writer (Wapshot Chronicle)
1913Arthur Mervyn Stockwood, bishop
1913Mervyn Stockwood, bishop (Southwark England)
1913Wolfgang Schulze, [Wols], German cartoonist/painter
1914Rose Stainton, CEO (British Airways)
1914Lord Erroll of Hale, British minister
1914Hugh Le Caine, composer
1915Herman Wouk, NYC, novelist (Caine Mutiny, Winds of War)
1915Mario del Monaco, Italian opera singer (Verdi/Puccini)
1916Norman Griggs, VP (Building Society Association)
1918Yasuhiro Nakasone, premier of Japan (1982-87)
1919Kam Fong, Honolulu Hawaii, actor (Hawaii Five-0)
1920Michael Webster, CEO (DRG)
1920William Crawshay, Lord-Lt of Gwent
1921Caryl Chessman, kidnapper who got death penalty (1960)
1921Redd Stewart, Ashland City Tn, guitarist/pianist (Pee Wee King Show)
1922Sidney AK Keyes, English poet (Iron Laurel)
1922Christopher Lee, London England, actor (Hound of Baskervilles)
1923Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State (1973-77)/Nobel Peace Prize (1973)
1923Lord Freyberg, British Colonel of General Staff
1925John Moberly, diplomat
1926Gordon Leggat, cricketer (open batsman for NZ in 9 Tests 1953-56)
1927Bryan Cowgill, deputy chairman (Mirror Group)
1927Jan Blokker, Dutch writer/journalist (VPRO, People's Newspaper)
1928Thea Musgrave, Barnton Midlothian Scot, composer (Mary Queen of Scots)
1929Donald Howard Keats, composer
1930William S Sessions, Arkansas, director of FBI
1930Simon Barrington-Ward
1930John Barth, novelist (Sot-Weed Factor)
1930Eino Tamberg, composer
1931Veroslav Neumann, composer
1931Kenny Price, Florence Ky, country singer (Midwestern Hayride, Hee Haw)
1931John Chapple, British chief of General Staff
1931Florence Sharples, director (British YWCA)
1932Jeffrey Bernard, singer
1934Harlan [Jay] Ellison, US, sci-fi author (7 Hugos, Doomsman, Babylon 5)
1935Ramsey Lewis, Chic, pop jazz artist (Hang on Sloopy)
1935Lee Meriwether, LA Calif, Miss America (Time Tunnel, Barnaby Jones)
1935Elias Gistelinck, Flemish composer
1936Benjamin Bathurst, vice chief of British Defense Staff
1936Eric Anderson, headmaster (Eton)
1936Lord Holme, president British Liberal Party
1936Louis Gossett Jr, Bkln NY, actor (Officer & Gentleman, Deep)
1939Jerry Mercer, rock drummer (April Wine Montreal Montreal)
1939Earl Cairns, CEO (S G Warburg & Co)
1939Don Williams, Floydada Texas, country singer (I Believe in You)
1940Rene Koering, composer
1941Adriaan Venema, Dutch journalist/author (Mussert)
1941Allan Carr, Ill, director (Grease, Happiest Millionaire)
1941Davina Phillips, actress
1942Kent Bede Bernard, Trinidad, 4X400 runner (Olympic-bronze-1964)
1942Priscilla Anne McLean, composer
1942Roger Freeman, British minister of transport
1943Cilla Black, Liverpool England, rock vocalist (You're My World)
1943Bruce Weitz, Norwalk Ct, actor (Hill St Blues, Death of a Centerfold)
1944Christopher J Dodd, (Gov/Sen-D-CT, 1981- )
1945Bruce Cockburn, Ottawa Canada, folk rock vocalist (Waterwalker)
1947Robert Reinacher Jr, horse trainer
1947Peter DeFazio, (Rep-D-Oregon)
1947Liana Alexandra, composer
1948Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Volkov, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-8, T-14, TM-7)
1948Anna E "Annelies" Balhan, Dutch revue-artist/actress (Sweet Chairty)
1948Pete Sears, bassist (Jefferson Starship)
1951John Conteh, boxer
1951Norma Jean Almodovar, Binghampton, auto-biographer (Cop to Call Girl)
1954Catherine Carr, US breaststroke swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1972)
1955Bill Malley, Oakland CA, Nike golfer (1991 El Paso Open-30th)
1955Graeme "Jock" Edwards, cricketer (beefy NZ lefty batsman late 70's)
1956Lisa Niemi, Houston Tx, actress (Dirty Dancing, Will Rodgers Follies)
1956Nick Lowery, NFL kicker (NY Jets)
1956Steve Pagano, horse trainer
1957Siouxsie Sioux, [Susan Ballion], Kent England (Siouxsie & Banshees)
1957Duncan Goodhew, swimmer
1957Bruce Furniss, US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1976)
1958Linnea Quigley, Davenport Iowa, actress (Night of Demons, Virgin High)
1958Neil Finn, rocker (Split Enz-I Got You, Crowded House)
1960Vinodhan John, cricket pace bowler (Sri Lankan in 6 Tests 1983-84)
1960Ray Armsetad, Kirksville Mo, 4X400 runner (Olympic-gold-1984)
1961Cathy Silvers, NYC, actress (Jenny-Happy Days, Foley Square)
1961Jill Sterkel, US swimmer (Olympics-bronze-1976, 84, 88)
1961John Lugbill, Wauseon Ohio, US canoist/kayaker (Olympic-92)
1961Peri Gilpin, Waco Tx, actor (Roz Doyle-Frasier)
1962Ray Borner, Australian basketball center (Olympics-1984, 88, 92, 96)
1962Ravi Shastri, cricketer (Indian SLA all-rounder 1981-92)
1962Meg Parsont, personality (David Letterman Show)
1962Mariangela D'Abbraccio, Naples Italy, TV actress (Passioni)
1965Todd Bridges, SF CA, actor (Diff'rent Strokes, Fish)
1965Pat Cash, Australia, tennis player (Wimbledon 1987)
1965Jacob Brumfield, Bogalusa LA, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
1966Eric Leckner, NBA center (Detroit Pistons)
1966John Jaha, Portland OR, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
1966Ray Sheppard, Pembroke, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers)
1966Sean Kinney, US rock drummer (Alice in Chains-We Die Young)
1967Ruthie Bolton Holifield, WNBA guard (Sac Monarchs/Olympics-gold-96)
1967Paul Gascoigne, soccer player
1967George McCloud, NBA forward/guard (Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns)
1967Doug West, NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
1967Chin Yang, jockey
1968John Connelly, Toledo OH, Nike golfer (1991 NH Open)
1968Jeff Bagwell, Boston Mass, infielder (Houston Astros)
1968Frank Thomas, "Big Hurt", 1st baseman (Chicago White Sox, 1993 MVP)
1968Cedric Smith, NFL running back (Wash Redskins, Arizona Cardinals)
1969Chip Beake, WLAF administrative assistant (Barcelona Dragons)
1969Dondré T Whitfield, Bkln NY, actor (Another World, All My Children)
1969François Letourneau, St Jerome Quebec, canoeist (Olympics-96)
1969Lesley Tashlin, Toronto Ontario, 100m hurdler (Olympics-96)
1969Todd Hundley, Martinsville VA, catcher (NY Mets)
1969Travis Williams, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets)
1970Todd Collins, linebacker (New England Patriots)
1970Michael Blackburn, Australian laser yachter (Olympics-96)
1970Liz Earley, St Catharines Ontario, LPGA golfer (1995 Thailand Open)
1971Corey Beck, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
1971Ferdino Hernandez, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
1971Monika Schnarre, US actress (Bold & Beautiful)
1971Scott Szeredy, NFL/WLAF kicker/punter (Chiefs, Barcelona Dragons)
1972Troy Sienkiewicz, NFL tackle/guard (SD Chargers)
1972Karen Hecox, US 1500m runner
1972Antonio Freeman, NFL wide reciever (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1974Danny Wuerffel, NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints)
1976Richard Park, Seoul Kor, NHL center (Pitts Penguins)
1980Jessica Deglau, Vancouver BC, 200m butterfly (Olympics-96)

Deaths for yesterday in history Events  Birthdays
0866Ordo¤o I, King of Asturia (850-66), dies
0927Symeon, czar of Bulgaria ( -927)
1039Dirk III Hierosolymita, Count of Holland, dies
1178Godfried van Rhenen, bishop of Utrecht, dies
1508Ludovico Sforza [il Moro], Italian duke of Milan, dies at 55
1525Thomas Mnzer, German vicar/boer leader, executed
1541Margaretha, duchess of Salisbury, beheaded
1549Lijsbeth Dirksdr, Fries antabaptist, drowns
1564Jean Caulvin, [John Calvin], priest/church reformer, dies at 54
1569François de Coligny, French general (Jarnac), dies
1576Louis de Boisot, Dutch admiral, drowns at about 44
1580Jonker Barthold Entens van Mentheda until Middelstum, dies
1596Tibaldi II, Italian painter/sculptor/architect, dies
1627Everhardus van Bronchorst, lawyer, dies at 73
1638Nicolas Forme, composer, dies at 71
1647Achsah Young, 1st woman known to be a witch, executed in Salem Mass
1652Jacques Huyn, composer, dies at 39
1661Archibald Campbell, Scottish politician, beheaded at about 53
1690Giovanni Legrenzi, Italian composer, dies at 63
1708Jacques Danican Philidor, composer, dies at 51
1768Johann M Fleischmann, German/Dutch stamp/letter designer, dies
1790Jeremiah Carlton, laziest man in history, heir to a large fortune at 19 went to bed & stayed there for next 70 yrs, dies at 89
1797François-Noal "Gracchus" Babeuf, French utopian socialist, dies at 36
1840Niccol• Paganini, composer/violinist, dies at 57
1855Nikolaj A Bestoezjev, Russ writer/painter (Account of Holland), dies
1863Edward Payson Chapin, Union brig general, dies at 31
1876Joseph Bosworth, lexicographer/scholar, dies
1878Carlo Marsili, composer, dies at 49
1887Coenraad J van Houten, Dutch cocoa manufacturer, dies at 86
1896Allard Pierson, theologist/philosopher/art historian/poet, dies
1902Jan van Droogenbroeck, Flemish poet, dies
1910Robert Koch, German bacteriologist (TB, Cholera, Nobel), dies
1914Joseph Wilson Swan, physicist/chemist, dies
1916Joseph S Galliéni, General/military governor of Paris, dies
1918Henry Adams, US literature historian (Esther), dies at 80
1925Ed McKeever, pres (Bkln Dodgers), dies of pneumonia
1934Meijer Linnewiel, [Prof Kokadorus], Amsterdam street hawker, dies
1939Joseph Roth, Austria journalist (Fluctuate ohne Ende), dies at 44
1941Gnther Ltjens, German admiral (Bismarck), dies
1941AH Borgesius, tutor/experimentator/amateur astronomer, dies at 76
1949Ropert L Ripley, cartoonist (Believe It or Not), dies at 55 in NY
1951Thomas Blamey, soldier, dies
1954Herzmanovsky-Orlando, writer, dies
1958Samuel Stritch, US cardinal/archbishop (Chicago), dies
1958Ainslie Pryor, actor (Adventures of Hiram Holiday), dies at 46
1960Edward Brophy, actor (Champ, Dumbo, Great Guy), dies at 65
1960George Zucco, actor (Fog Island, Black Raven, Desire Me), dies at 74
1963Lambrakis, Greek EDA-parliament leader, murdered
1964Jawaharial Nehru, Independent India's 1st PM, dies at 74
1968Little Willie John, rocker, dies at 30
1969Jeffrey Hunter, actor (Christopher Pike-Star Trek Cage), dies at 43
1970Emmy van Lokhorst, author, dies at 78
1971Chips Rafferty, actor (Kona Coast, Walk into Hell), dies at 62
1975Ezzard Charles, heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51), dies at 53
1976Ruth McDevitt, actress (Jo-All in the Family), dies at 80
1982Jo Lagrillière, [Joke], Flemish cartoon character, dies at 47
1983Arnoldus Christian Vlok van Wyk, composer, dies at 67
1985Kay Campbell, actress (All My Children), dies at 80
1986Gaston Duribreux, Flemish writer (Sour Dove), dies at 82
1988Renato Salvatori, actor (Burn, Luna, 2 Women), dies
1988Melvin J "Cy" Oliver, US jazz composer/orchestra leader, dies at 77
1988Florida Friebus, actress (Bob Newhart Show), dies of a stroke at 79
1989Jack Starrett, director/actor (Chase, Nightwish, 1st Blood), dies
1991Ed Dodd, cartoonist (Mark Trail), dies at 88
1992Tony "Big Tuna" Accardo, mobster (St Valentines Day), dies at 86
1992John Myhers, director/actor (Billion Dollar Hobo), dies at 70
1992Glen White, dancer/actor (Graft, Camille), dies of AIDS at 42
1992Daniël Robberechts, Belgian writer (Aankomen in Avignon), dies at 55
1993Jan Wiley, actress (Underdog, Brute Man, She Wolf of London), dies
1993Willem P G Assmann, Dutch MP, dies at 85
1994Theo Swagemakers, portrait painter, dies at 95
1994Red Rodney, [Albino Red/The Red Arrow], bebop-trumpeter, dies at 66
1994Norman Cook, British museum curator, dies at 87
1995C W Stubblefield, music Promoter, dies at 64
1995Ulyses Simpson Kay, composer, dies at 78
1996Albert "Pud" Brown, clarinetist/saxophonist, dies at 79
1996Ivan Sutton, concert Promotoer, dies at 82
1996Jack Massey, groundsman, dies at 85
1996Pud Brown, jazz musician, dies at 79

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