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Events for yesterday in history Birthdays  Deaths
0961 German King Otto II crowned
1328 William of Ockham forced to flee from Avignon by Pope John XXII
1521 Edict of Worms outlaws Martin Luther & his followers
1538 Genève throws out Calvijn
1596 England, France & Netherlands signs Drievoudig Covenant against Spain
1637 1st battle of Pequot at New Haven Ct kills 500 indians
1647 Massachusetts disallows priest access to colony
1736 Battle of Ackia (La), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat French
1781 Bank of North America incorporates in Philadelphia
1790 Territory South of River Ohio created by Congress
1798 British kill about 500 Irish insurgents at the Battle of Tara
1805 Lewis & Clark 1st see Rocky Mountains
1805 Napoleon is crowned king of Italy
1824 Brazil is recognized by US
1834 Portuguese Civil war ends, Dom Miguel capitulates
1860 Garibaldi occupies Palermo Italy
1861 Union blockades New Orleans LA & Mobile AL
1861 Postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with South
1864 -30] Skirmish along the Totopotomoy Creek, Virginia
1864 Territory of Montana formed
1865 Battle of Galveston TX, surrender of Edmund Kirby Smith
1868 President Andrew Johnson avoids impeachment by 1 vote
1874 2nd Preakness: William Donohue aboard Culpepper wins in 2:56«
1876 HMS Challenger returns from 128,000-km oceanographic exploration
1883 11th Preakness: G Barbee aboard Jacobus wins in 2:42«
1884 Fred Spofforth takes 7-34 & 7-3 v England XI in 4 hours
1887 Racetrack betting becomes legal in NY state
1894 Emanuel Lasker (26) becomes World Champion chess player
1896 1st American intercollegiate bicycle race, Manhattan Beach NY
1896 Dow Jones begins an index of 12 industrial stocks (closing is 40.94)
1896 Last Czar of Russia, Nicholas II, crowned
1898 SF approves City Charter, allows Municipal ownership of utilities
1898 32nd Belmont: F Littlefield aboard Bowling Brook wins in 2:32
1900 British troops under Ian Hamilton attack the Vaal in South Africa
1903 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 3 Gables" (BG)
1905 A pogrom against Jews in Minsk Belorussia
1906 Archaeological Institute of America forms
1907 Chic White Sox Ed Walsh no-hits NY Highlanders, 8-1 in 5 inning game
1911 1st Indianapolis 500 auto race is run
1913 Actors' Equity Association forms (NYC)
1915 H H Asquith forms a coalition government in England
1917 Walt Cruise hit 1st HR out of Braves Field
1918 Georgian Social Democratic Republic declares independence from Russia
1922 Lenin suffers a stroke
1923 1st Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance is run
1923 Socialist Workers Youth International forms in Hamburg
1924 German govt of Marx resigns
1924 Pres Coolidge signs Immigration law: restricting immigration
1925 Tigers' Ty Cobb is 1st to collect 1,000 extra-base hits (ends 1,139)
1925 Babe Ruth is finally out of bed, 5 weeks after ulcer surgery
1926 Lebanon adopts constitution
1927 Ford Motor Company manufactures its 15 millionth Model T automobile
1928 A's commit 7 errors & lose to Yanks 7-4
1930 Supreme Court rules buying liquor does not violate the Constitution
1930 Joe Sewell, strikes out twice of his 3 times in 1930, by Pat Caraway
1932 Admiral Makoto Saito forms parliament in Tokyo
1933 2nd emergency Dutch govt of Colijn forms
1933 Phillies Chuck Klein hits for cycle vs St Louis Cards
1934 Century of Progress Exposition reopens in Chicago
1936 1st govt of Zealand in Belgium ends
1937 Dutch Rail NV at law forms
1937 San Francisco Bay's Golden Gate Bridge opens
1938 House on un-American Activities forms
1940 Operation Dynamo begins evacuating defeated Allied troops from Dunkirk
1941 American Flag House (Betsy Ross' Home) given to city of Phila
1941 Ark Royal airplane sights German battleship Bismarck
1941 German occupiers begin youth labor
1942 Tank battle at Bir Hakeim: African corps vs British army
1942 Belgium Jews are required by Nazis to wear a Jewish star
1942 Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London
1943 1st president of a black country to visit US (Edwin Barclay, Liberia)
1943 Jews riot against Germany in Amsterdam
1943 Premier Churchill & General Marshall fly from US to North Africa
1944 82nd Airborne div D-day-landing at La Haye du Puits to Ste Mère Eglise
1945 US drop fire bombs on Tokyo
1946 2-for-42 & hitting .048 for 1946, Mel Ott stops playing baseball
1946 Darius Milhauds 3rd Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Prague
1946 Klement Gottwald becomes premier of Czechoslovakia
1946 Patent filed in US for H-Bomb
1948 Entire Hagana-arm forces sworn-in as Israeli soldiers
1948 South Africa elects a nationalist govt with apartheid policy
1951 Vaughan Williams "Pilgrim's Progress," premieres in London
1953 Dutch Convair crashes at Schipholweg, 2 die
1955 Khrushchev arrives in Belgrade
1955 Conservatives win British parliamentary election
1955 "7th Heaven" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 44 performances
1956 Aircraft carrier "Bennington" burns off RI, killing 103
1956 Reds' John Klippstein, Hershel Freemman & Joe Blacks no-hitter, broken up with 2 outs in 10th & lose to Braves in 11th, 2-1
1957 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Land of Sky Golf Open
1958 Union Square, SF becomes state historical landmark
1958 US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
1958 Ceylon emergency crisis proclaimed
1959 Harvey Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings, loses in 13th
1961 Freedom Ride Coordinating Committee establishes in Atlanta
1961 USAF bomber flies Atlantic in a record of just over 3 hours
1962 "All American" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 80 perfs
1963 15th Emmy Awards: Dick Van Dyke Show, E G Marshall & Shirley Booth
1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1963 Organization of African Unity forms
1963 Wes Stock becomes only Balt Oriole to win a doubleheader
1964 "Fade Out-Fade In" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 199 perfs
1965 Dutch Voting Rights Bill passes
1965 Revised Intl Convention on Safety of Life at Sea takes effect
1966 Buddhist sets self on fire at US consulate in Hué South-Vietnam
1966 Guyana (formerly British Guiana) declares independence from UK
1967 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1969 Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth
1969 John & Yoko begin their 2nd bed-in (Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal)
1971 Soviet Union's Concorde, TU-144, makes its 1st appearance
1972 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1972 Nixon & Brezhnev signs SALT accord
1972 Joe Frazier TKOs Ron Stander in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1973 Tippett's 3rd Piano sonata, premieres
1973 Super Fly Meets Shaft by John & Ernest hits #31
1973 Funky Worm by Ohio Players hits #15
1973 Chic White Sox beat Cleve Indians, 6-3, in 21 inn (game complete 5/28)
1973 Beatles' "Beatles 1967-1970," album goes #1
1973 Bahrain adopts it's constitution
1974 During a David Cassidy concert in London a 14 year old is trampled
1974 Joanne Carner wins Hoosier LPGA Golf Classic
1975 Tennis game in Surrey championships lasts 31 minutes
1977 George Willig climbs NYC World Trade Center
1977 Movie "Star Wars" debuts
1978 1st legal gambling casino opens in Atlantic City
1979 Dancin' Fool by Frank Zappa hits #45
1980 Dietmar Mogenburg of West Germany ties high jump record at 7'8"
1980 Phillie Steve Carlton is 1st NLer to record 6, 1-hitters
1980 Soyuz 36 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Hungarian) to Salyut 6
1981 Marine jet crashes on flight deck of USS Nimitz, killing 14
1982 Aston Villa wins 27th Europe Cup 1 of Rotterdam
1982 British ship Atlantic Conveyor & Coventry were hit in Falkland war
1983 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1983 NASA launches Exosat
1983 LA Lakers set NBA playoff game record of fewest free throws
1983 Challenger moves to launch pad for STS-7
1983 29th Walker Cup: US, 13«-10«
1984 Floods kill 14 in Tulsa Okla
1984 Frisbee is kept aloft for 1,672 seconds in Philadelphia
1984 Tulsa Oklahoma gets 13" of rain, 14 die
1985 Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1985 Explosions destroys 2 tankers off of Gibraltar, 30 die
1985 Danny Sullivan wins Indy 500 by 24 seconds following a spin
1987 William H Webster replaces Robert M Gates as 14th director of CIA
1987 Supreme Court ruled dangerous defendants could be held without bail
1987 Great offensive against Tamil-rebellion in Jaffra Sri Lanka
1987 Cecilia Bolocco, 22, of Chile, crowned 36th Miss Universe
1988 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers sweep Boston Bruins in 4 games
1989 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1989 Danish parliament allows legal marriage among homosexuals
1989 At 7:42 AM, radio has a 30 2nd silence, honoring radio
1990 China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1990 Phila Phillies retire Mike Schmidt's uniform #20
1991 Betsy King wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1992 Weird Al Yankovic begins his Off The Deep End tour
1992 Carlos Martinez hits a ball off Jose Canseco's head for a HR
1993 Emmy 20th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 14th time
1993 Olympique Marseille wins 38th Europe Cup I at Munich
1993 Long fly ball by Indians' Carlos Martinez bounces off Jose Canseco's head & goes over fence for a home run
1994 Michael Jackson (35) weds Elvis' daughter Lisa Marie Presley (26)
1996 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1996 Laura Davies wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game
1996 Indianapolis 500 race
1996 "Midsummer Night's Dream" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 66 perfs
1997 Sammy Sosa (Cubs) & Tony Womack (Pirates) hit inside the park HRs
1998 Date for Paula Jones sex harassment trial vs Pres Clinton

Birthdays for yesterday in history Events  Deaths
1478Clement VII, [Giulio de' Medici], Italy, Pope (1523-34)
1566Mohammed III, sultan of Turkey (1595-1603)
1591Dirck Janszoon Sweelinck, composer
1667Abraham De Moivre, French mathematician (De Moivre's theorem)
1689Mary Wortley Montagu, English essayist, feminist, eccentric
1700Nikolaus L earl von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf, German evangelist
1759Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, writer/mother of Mary Shelley
1771Rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin, German saloon owner/author
1773Hans Georg Nageli, composer
1782Joseph Drechsler, composer
1788? Clark, England, baby of Mary Clark born without a brain
1799Alexander S Pushkin, Russia, writer (Eugene Onegin)
1799August Kopisch, German writer (Die Heinzelmännchen von Köln)
1806Henry Knox Thatcher, Comm (Union Navy), died in 1880
1822E de Goncourt, writer
1825Felipe Gutierrez y Espinoza, composer
1835Edward Porter Alexander, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1846Arthur Coquard, composer
1850Christine [Elizabeth C] Poolman, Dutch actress (Stupid force)
1853Monroe A Althouse, composer
1856George Templeton Strong, composer
1859Alfred Edward Housman, Bromsgrove England, poet (A Buried Life)
1865Akseli V Gallen-Kallela, Fins painter/graphic artist/illustrator
1866John Eigenhuis, writer (Tough Workers)
1867Mary, queen of Great Britain/North Ireland
1871Camille Huysmans, Belgian premier (1946-47)
1873Cornelis G N de Vooys, translator/founder (New Taalgids)
1874Henry Farman, French aviation pioneer (double decker)
1876Jack Root, boxing's 1st light heavyweight champion
1877Isadora Duncan, SF, free form/interpretative dancer
1877Jean Schlumberger, French writer (La Mort de Sparte)
1877Sadao Araki, Japanese general/minister of War (1931-34)
1884Charles Winninger, Athens Wisc, actor (Charlie Farrell Show)
1886Al Jolson, [Asa Yoelson], jazz singer/silent actor (Mamie, Swanee)
1890Kurt Edzard, German sculptor (nudes/portraits)
1893Eugene Goossens, London England, conductor/composer (Perseus)
1893Norma Talmadge, NY, actress (Sign on Door, Camille)
1895Dorothea Lange, US documentary photographer
1895Paul Lukas, Budapest Hungary, actor (Watch on the Rhine, Sphynx)
1898Ernst Bacon, composer
1898Gerard Bertouille, composer
1899Otto E Neugebauer, Austrian/US math historian
1899Pieter Menten, Dutch war criminal
1903Estes Kefauver, (Sen-D-Tn)
1905Hans Holewa, composer
1907Carleton Young, NY, actor (Reefer Madness, Pride of the Bowery)
1907John Wayne, Winterset IA, actor (Green Berets, True Grit)
1908Malando, [Arie Maasland], composer/orchestra leader (Olé Guapa)
1908Robert Morley, England, actor (High Road to China, African Queen)
1909Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United)
1909Richard Maibaum, NYC, screenwriter (Goldfinger)
1910Laurance S Rockefeller, NYC, CEO (Chase Manhattan Bank)
1910Adolfo Lopez Mateos, president of Mexico
1911Ben Alexander, NV, actor (Dragnet, Outer Gate, Mr Doodles Kicks Off)
1912J nos K d r, premier Hungary (1956-58)
1913Fred Bertrand, Belgian politician
1913Peter Cushing, England, actor (Dracula, Star Wars, Dr Who)
1913Robert Shaw, town planner
1914Archie Duncan, Glasgow Scotland, actor (Sherlock Holmes)
1919Peter Malcolm Gordon Raleigh, journalist
1919Jay Silverheels, actor (Tonto-Lone Ranger)
1920Jack Cheetham, cricketer (South African batsman, Test capt early 50's)
1920Peggy Lee, [Norma Egstrom], Jamestown ND, singer (Thats All There Is?)
1921Frank Mooney, cricketer (dependable wicket-keeper for NZ in 13 Tests)
1923Horst Tapper, German director/actor (Derrick)
1923James Arness, Minneapolis MN, actor (Matt Dillon-Gunsmoke, Thing)
1923Oren Lee Staley, 1st pres of National Farmers Organization (1955-79)
1923Roy Dotrice, Guernsey Channel Island, actor (Wizard)
1924Victor Herbert, Irish/US composer (Kiss in Dark)
1924Cooper Evans, (Rep-R-IA, 1981-87)
1925Alec McCowen, Tunbridge Wells England, actor (Never Say Never Again)
1926Maria de Lourdes Martins, composer
1927Jacques Bergerac, France, actor (Gigi, Les Girls, Thunder in Sun)
1929Hugo Raes, Flemish writer (Horses Jump & Fresh Sea)
1934Abdulah M "Dulah" Omar, South African attorney/UDF-leader
1937Yehuda Yannay, composer
1938William Elden Bolcom, Seattle Washington, composer (Oracles)
1938Teresa Stratas, [Anastasia Stratakis], Toronto, soprano (Salome)
1938Jackie Liebesit, rocker (Can)
1939Brent Musburger, sportscaster (CBS-TV)
1939Gerald Ronson, English multi-millionaire
1941Imants Kalnins, composer
1942Levon Helm, drummer/singer (Band)
1942Ray Ennis, England, guitar (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
1943Erica G Terpstra, Oly swimmer/Dutch MP (VVD)
1944Verden "Phally" Allen, keyboardist (Mott the Hoople)
1945Garry Peterson, rocker (Guess Who)
1946Stevie Nicks, Phoenix Az, rocker (Fleetwood Mac-Bella Donna)
1947Glenn Turner, cricketer (masterful NZ opening batsman)
1947Piers Gray, critic/writer
1947Sherry Bain, Calif, actress (Pipe Dreams)
1948Geoff Greenidge, cricketer (no relation to Gordon, WI opener 1972-74)
1949Philip Michael Thomas, Columbus Ohio, actor (Miami Vice)
1949Pam Grier, Winston-Salem NC, actress (Big Bird Cage, Tough Enough)
1949Hank Williams Jr, Shreveport La, country singer (Honky Tonk)
1949Dayle Haddon, Montréal Québec Canada, actress (Bedroom Eyes)
1949Dan Pastorini, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Raiders) [or Dec 25]
1950?, 1st whooping crane hatched in captivity
1951Muhammed Ahmad Faris, Syria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-3)
1951Sally Kristen Ride, LA Calif, 1st US woman astronaut (STS-7, STS 41G)
1955Candace L Collins, Dupo Illinois, playmate (Dec, 1979)
1957Margaret Colin, actress (Independence Day, Three Men & a Baby)
1959Wayne Hussey, rocker (Mission-Lover for Life)
1959Nancy White-Brophy, Montague PEI, LPGA golfer (1994 McCall's-25th)
1959Brian Peaker, London Ontario, rower (Olympics-96)
1959Beverly Lee, rocker
1961Stephen Robert Pate, Ventura CA, PGA golfer (1987 Southwest Classic)
1962Bob[cat] Goldthwait, Syracuse NY, comedian (Police Academy)
1962Colin Vearncombe, rocker (Black-Wonderful Like)
1962Genie Francis, Englewood NJ, actress (General Hospital, Bare Essence)
1963Charles Van Eman, Pitts, actor (Charlie-All My Children, Dynasty II)
1963Eddie Martin Jr, jockey
1964Lenny Kravitz, singer/guitar (911 is a Joke, Are You Gonna Go My Way?)
1964Kevin Kennedy, baseball manager (Texas Rangers)
1965Greg Lloyd, NFL linebacker (Pitts Steelers)
1965Jacqueline Mary Nelson, Upper Hutt NZ, points race cyclist (Oly-96)
1966Anthony Edwards, NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
1966Billy Downes, Camden NJ, Nike golfer (1994 New England Classic)
1966Grant Bradburn, cricketer (son of Wynne NZ off-spinner 1990- )
1966Zola Budd Pieterse, Bloemfontein South Africa, track star (Oly-1988)
1967Jean Bartholomew, Queens NY, LPGA golfer (1989 Duke U Champ)
1967Igor Zemlyanoy, hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
1968Frederik, Heir Apparent Crown Prince of Denmark
1968Rachael Sporn, Australian basketball forward (Olympics-bronze-96)
1970Sam Mack, NBA forward/guard (Houston Rockets, Vancouver Grizzlies)
1970Sebastian Barrie, NFL defensive tackle (SD Chargers)
1971Steven Rice, Kitchener, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers)
1971Lewis Capes, WLAF defensive tackle (London Monarchs)
1971Darwin Ireland, NFL linebacker (Chic Bears)
1975Christopher Lindsey Donaldson, Dunedin NZ, 100m/200m runner (Oly-96)
1975Travis Lee, San Diego CA, baseball 1st baseman (Olympics-bronze-96)
1976Benji Gregory, Encino Calif, actor (Brian Tanner-Alf)
1976Markus Wieland, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
1976Scott Humphries, Greely Colo, tennis star (1995 doubles Binghampton)
1990Zenouska Mowatt, granddaughter of English princess Alexandra
1996Austin Michael Luciano, actor (Dante Carlino-Another World)

Deaths for yesterday in history Events  Birthdays
0604605? Augustinus van Canterbury, bishop/apostle of England, dies
0735Beda Venerabilis, English speaking church historian, dies at about 62
1421Mohammed I, sultan of Turkey (1413-21), dies
1512Bajezid II, governor of Amasja/8th sultan of Turkey, dies
1595Philippus Nerius, [Filippo Neri], Italian merchant/saint, dies at 79
1609Cornelis Claesz, mapmaker, buried
1685Karel, monarch of Palts, dies
1703Samuel Pepys, English marine expert (Diary)/composer, dies at 70
1753Willem Maurits, earl of Nassau/gov of Zeeuws-Flanders, dies
1818Michael A Barclay de Tolly, Russian fieldmarshal/War Minister, dies
1831Georg Hermes, German philosopher/theologist (Hermenianen), dies
1832François-Louis Perne, composer, dies at 59
1864Ch Sealsfield, writer, dies at 71
1868Michael Barrett, Irish nationalist, last British public execution
1871Aime Maillart, composer, dies at 54
1873August Conradi, composer, dies at 51
1876Frantisek Palacky, Czech historian/MP, dies at 77
1880John Curwen, composer, dies at 63
1883Abd el-Kader, Algerian sultan/religious ruler, dies at about 74
1891Frederick Bowen Jewson, composer, dies at 67
1905Alphonse de Rothschild, French banker, dies
1908Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Indies theologist (Ahmadiyya motion), dies at 69
1912Jan Blockx, Belgian opera composer (Bride of the Sea), dies at 61
1924Johann Heinrich Beck, composer, dies at 67
1924Victor Herbert, Irish/US cellist/composer/conductor, dies at 65
1926S V Petlura, Ukrainain ataman, assassinated by Shalom Schwarzbard
1933Jimmie Rodgers, country singer, dies at 35
1939Charles H Mayo, US surgeon/co-founder (Mayo Clinic), dies at 74
1939Cornelis J Cutters, supreme commander of Navy (1910-18), dies
1943Edsel Ford, owner (Ford Motor Company), dies at 49
1944C M Francois, cricketer (WWII, 252 runs in 5 Tests for S Africa), dies
1946Friedrich A H von Waldeck, monarch of Waldeck, dies
1950Antonina Neshdanova, Russian soprano (Bolshoi Theater), dies
1951Lincoln Ellsworth, artic explorer, dies at 71
1952D maso Alonso, Spanish linguistic/poet (Hombrey Dios), dies at 55
1954Franz Pfemfert, writer, dies at 74
1956Al Simmons, outfielder (A's)/lifetime batting avg of .334, dies at 54
1958Francis Carco(pino), French author/critic (L'homme traqué), dies at 71
1959Ed Walsh, baseball pitcher (1.82 ERA), dies at 78
1959Joe Kelly, TV host (Quiz Kids), dies at 57
1963Sharon Lynn, actress (Way Out West, Big Broadcast), dies at 53
1966Don Castle, actor (Motor Patrol, Born to Speed), dies at 47
1966Neal Dodd, actor (Only Women, You Belong to Me), dies at 86
1967George E Stone, actor (5 Star Final, Front Page), dies at 64
1967Antoon Spinoy, Belgian politician, dies at 60
1968William E "Little Willie" John, US R&B-singer (Fever), dies at 30)
1969Kathryn Minner, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 77
1971John Longden, actor (Man From Interpol), dies at 70
1973Jacques Lipchitz, US cubist sculptor, dies at 81
1974Kitty Gordon, entertainer, dies at 96
1976Martin Heidegger, German philosopher (Holzweg), dies at 86
1977William Powell, rocker (O'Jays), dies of cancer at 35
1977Jim Boles, actor (Kraft Music Hall, One Man's Family), dies at 63
1979George Brent, actor (Baby Face, Dark Victory, 42nd St), dies at 75
1991Tom Cassidy, anchor (CNN), dies of AIDs at 41
1991Tom Eyen, playwright (Dreamgirls), dies of cardiac arrest at 50
1992Danny Biasone, basketball innovator (24-second clock), dies at 83
1993Carleton Morse, radio dramatist (One Man's Family), dies at 91
1993Cor de Great, pianist/conductor/composer (Vernissage), dies at 78
1993Marvin Young, producer/child actor (Player), dies at 90
1994Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock, jazz Guitarist, dies at 53
1994Sonny Sharrock, US free-jazz guitarist, dies at 53
1994George Wildman Ball, under minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 84
1995Isadore "Friz" Freling, cartoon director (Sylvester), dies at 88
1995Ron Weatherburn, jazz pianist, dies at 61
1995Severn Darden, comedian (Second City), dies at 65
1996Halka Grossman, resistance fighter/politician, dies at 76
1996Matima Kinuani Mpiosso, musician, dies at 45
1997Manfred Von Ardenne, German scientific pioneer, dies at 90

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