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Births   Deaths   Events
1059   Henri I crowns his son compassionate King Philip I of France
1275   King Edward I of Engld orders cessation of persecution of French Jews
1420   Jews of Syria & Austria expelled
1421   Jews of Austria imprisoned & expelled
1430   Joan of Arc is captured at Compiegne & sold to the British
1493   King Charles VIII & Maximilian I of Austria signs Peace of Senlis
1533   King Henry VIII & Catherine of Aragon marriage declared null & void
1536   Pope Paul III installs Portugese inquisition
1544   German emperor Charles V recognizes king Christian III of Denmark
1555   Giampietro Caraffa elected Pope Paul IV
1568   Battle at Heiligerlee: Dutch rebels beat Spanish, 100s killed
1576   Tycho Brahe given Hveen Island to build Uraniborg Observatory
1611   Matthias von Habsburg chosen king of Bohemia
1618   2nd Defenestration of Prague; beginning of 30 Years War
1618   Imperial civil servants thrown out a window of Prague Castle
1644   Johan Mauritius van Nassau resigns as head of Civil rights activists
1647   Willem II sworn in as viceroy of Holland
1660   King Charles II returns from exile sails from Scheveningen to England
1667   King Afonso VI of Portugal flees
1706   Battle of Ramillies-Marlborough defeats French; 17,000 killed
1750   Carlo Goldoni's "Il Bugiardo," premieres in Mantua
1774   Chestertown tea party occurs (tea dumped into Chester River)
1785   Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals
1788   SC becomes 8th state to ratify US constitution
1844   Declaration of B b (Bah '¡ festival) ('Azamat 7, 1)
1853   Buenos Aires gains independence from Argentina (reunited 1859)
1861   3 fleeing slaves enter Fort Monroe Virginia
1861   Virginia citizens vote 3 to 1 in favor of secession
1862   Battle at Front Royal, Virginia
1862   Valley Campaign-Stonewall Jackson takes Ft Royal, Virginia
1864   Battle of Dallas, GA
1864   Battle of North Anna, Va, 1st of 3 days of fighting
1865   -24] Victory parade in Washington, DC (Grand Review)
1865   Flag flown at full staff over White House, 1st time since Lincoln shot
1865   Grand Review begins in Washington DC
1867   Jesse James-gang rob bank in Richmond Missouri (2 die, $4,000 taken)
1873   1st Preakness: G Barbee aboard Survivor wins in 2:43
1873   Canada's North West Mounted Police Force (RCMPF) forms
1873   Postal cards sold in SF for 1st time
1876   1st NL no-hitter (Joe Borden, Boston)
1878   Atty John Henry Smyth named minister to Liberia
1882   6" of snow falls in eastern Iowa
1883   9th Kentucky Derby: William Donohue aboard Leonatus wins in 2:43
1883   Baseball game between one-armed & one-legged players
1884   12th Preakness: S Fisher aboard Knight of Ellerslie wins in 2:39«
1887   1st transcontinental train arrives in Vancouver, BC
1894   William Love hosts ground breaking ceremonies for Love Canal
1898   1st Philippine Expeditionary Troops sail from SF
1900   Associated Press News Service forms in NY
1901   35th Belmont: H Spencer aboard Commando wins in 2:21
1901   Indians score 9 runs after 2 outs in 9th to beat Senators 14-13
1901   Ottawa Mint Act receives Royal Assent
1901   US captures leader of Philippine rebels, Emilio Aguinaldo
1903   1st automobile trip across US from SF to NY, ended April 1
1903   1st direct primary election law in US adopted, by Wisconsin
1908   Dirigible explodes over SF Bay, 16 passengers fall, none die
1908   Part of Great White Fleet arrives in Puget Sound, Wash
1911   NY Public Library building at 5th Avenue dedicated by Pres Taft
1915   Italy declares war on Austria-Hungary & Germany during WW I
1916   Heavy battles at Fort Douaumont Verdun
1917   Dutch 2nd Chamber okays 1908 conscription draft
1918   King Oil/Shell refinery on Cura‡ao officially opens
1920   Pope Benedictus XV publishes encyclical Pacem Dei
1921   "Shuffle Along" 1st black musical comedy, opens in NYC
1922   "Abie's Irish Rose" 1st of over 2,500 performances
1922   Harry Greb gave Gene Tunney his only professional boxing defeat
1922   Walt Disney incorporates his 1st film company Laugh-O-Gram Films
1923   1st flight of Sabena: Brussel-Lympne, Great Britain
1926   Hack Wilson is 1st to hit a home run off Wrigley Field scoreboard
1926   Lebanese constitution forms under French mandate
1928   Bomb attack on Italians embassy in Buenos Aires, 22 die
1931   Whipsnade Zoo opens in Whipsnade Beds England
1932   Sir Hubert Ferdinand Opperman sets 24 hr record of 860 mi, 367 yds
1934   Wallace Carothers manufactures 1st nylon (polymeer 66)
1935   1st scheduled night game, postponed due to rain (Cincinnati)
1939   British decoration, George Cross, 1st presented
1939   British parliament plans to make Palestine independent by 1949
1939   Dmitri Shostakovitch appointed professor at conservatory of Leningrad
1939   Hitler proclaims he wants to move into Poland
1939   Submarine Squalis sank off Portsmouth NH, 26 die
1940   1st great dogfight between Spitfires
1941   Joe Louis beats Buddy Baer on DQ in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
1941   Rudolf Harbig runs world record 1k (2:21.5)
1943   -24] 826 Allied bombers attack Dortmund
1943   In Dr Faustus, Serenus Zeitblom begins his bio of Adrian Leverkhn
1943   Thomas Mann begins writing his novel Dr Faustus
1944   British/Canadian troops occupy Pontecorvo Italy
1944   Chinese counter offensive at Hunan front
1944   Operation-Buffalo: Allied jailbreak out Anzio-bridgehead
1944   Polo Grounds host 1st NYC night game since 1941
1945   British milt police arrest Admiral Karl Doenitz
1945   German island of Helgoland in North Sea surrenders to British
1945   Heinrich Himmler, German Nazi leader & Chief of Police, committed suicide
1945   Lord Haw-Haw arrested at Danish boundary
1945   Winston Churchill resigns as British PM
1947   PC Hooft prize forms for literature
1948   Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs
1948   Ramat Rahel gateway to Jerusalem is repossessed by Israel
1949   Federal Republic of [West] Germany proclaimed (Republic Day)
1951   Peter Ustinov's "Love of Four Colonels," premieres in London
1953   79th Preakness: Eric Guerin aboard Native Dancer wins in 1:57.8
1953   Schools 1st use Cliff's Notes
1953   WHIZ TV channel 18 in Zanesville, OH (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1955   Presbyterian Church begins accepting women ministers
1956   World Trade Center dedicated in Ferry Building, SF
1958   Mao Tse tung start "Great leap forward" movement in China
1959   "Party with Comden & Green" closes at John Golden NYC after 44 perfs
1959   Presbyterian church accepts women preachers
1960   "Finian's Rainbow" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 12 performances
1960   "Got A Girl" by The Four Preps hits #24
1960   Israel announces capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina
1960   WGTV TV channel 8 in Athens-Atlanta, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1960   WKBM TV (now WLII) channel 11 in Caguas/San Juan, PR 1st broadcast
1960   WRCA radio changes call letters back to WNBC (NYC)
1962   Joe Pepitone 2nd Yankee to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning (Joe DiMaggio)
1962   OAS leader general Raoul Salan sentenced to life
1962   Scott Carpenter orbits Earth 3 times in US Aurora 7
1963   NBC purchases 1963 AFL championship game TV rights for $926,000
1964   Dale Greig runs female marathon world record (3:27:45)
1965   Franz Jonas elected president of Austria
1965   Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
1965   Pontoon ferry overturned on Shire River Malawi, kills 150
1966   Beatles release "Paperback Writer"
1967   Government bans submarines near South Africa
1968   AC Milan wins 8th Europe Cup II in Rotterdam
1968   Beatles open 2nd Apple Boutique at 161 New Kings Road, London
1969   BBC orders 13 episodes of Monty Python's Flying Circus
1969   Lauwerszee Dike in Holland closes
1969   Who release rock opera "Tommy"
1970   Grateful Dead's 1st performance outside of US (England)
1970   SD Padres beat SF Giants 17-16 in 15 innings
1970   USSR performs nuclear test (underground)
1971   Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Suzuki Golf Internationalionale
1971   Rock group Iron Butterfly disbands
1974   Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1974   Italian Red Brigade officer Mario Sossi freed
1976   Amy Alcott wins '76 LPGA Golf Classic
1977   Benin adopts its constitution
1977   Moluccan extremists hold 105 schoolchildren & 50 others hostage on a hijacked train in Neth, children released May 27, siege en
1977   Supreme Court refuses to hear appeals of Watergate wrong doers H R Halderman, John Ehrlichman & John Mitchell
1978   AL approves transfer of Red Sox to Jean Yawkey for $15M
1978   General strike in Peru
1979   "Kids Are All Right" premieres
1979   1st edition of "Wisden Cricket Monthly"
1979   Borussia M”nchengladbach wins 8th UEFA Cup at Dsseldorf
1979   Rocker Tom Petty files chapter 11 bankruptcy
1979   West-Germany elects Karl Carstens president
1980   ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Neil Burton
1981   Barcelona fascists take 200 people hostage
1981   NASA launches Intelsat V
1982   BBC warns Britain will bomb Argentina
1982   Cathy Morse wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Classic
1982   Colin Wilson rides a surfboard 294 miles
1982   Pope John Paul II declares "Peerke" Donders divine
1983   Radio Moscow announcer Vladimir Danchev praises Afghanistan Muslims standing up to Russia; he is removed from the air
1984   Anderlecht wins 13th UEFA Cup at London
1984   Detroit Tigers win AL record tying 16th straight road game
1986   US & West Europeans veto heavier sanctions against South Africa
1988   Maryland stops sale of cheap pistols on Jan 1, 1990
1989   3rd American Comedy Award: Paula Poundstone
1989   Angela Visser, 22, of Holland, crowned 38th Miss Universe
1989   Cleve loses & drop to 21-22, this is the latest a sub .500 team is in 1st place (AL East)
1989   Lincoln Square in Bronx named
1990   A C Milan wins 35th Europe Cup 1 at Vienna
1990   Cost of rescuing savings & loan failures is put at up to $130 billion
1990   Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,856.26
1990   NY Yankees hit 6 home runs to beat Minn Twins 12-0
1991   Last Cubans troops leave Angola
1991   Phillie Tommy Greene no-hits Mont Expos, 2-0
1991   San Diego Sockers win 4th consecutive Major Soccer League championship
1991   US Supreme Court bars subsidized clinics from discussing abortion
1992   NY Yankees play in their 4th straight extra inning game
1992   Pres Bush orders Coast Guard to intercept boats with Haitian refugees
1993   Val Skinner wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1994   270 pilgrims dies in bustle round Mina Saudi-Arabia
1994   Roman Herzog elected president of Germany
1994   Star Trek The Next Generation, finale airs this week in syndication
1995   47th time opposing pitchers hit HRS, K Foster (Cubs)/M Freeman (Rocks)
1996   Fred Norris of the Howard Stern show changes his name legally to Eric
1997   "King David," closes at New Amsterdam Theater NYC
1997   Mel Karmazin replaces Peter Lund as CEO of CBS TV

1598   Claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, baptized
1617   Elias Ashmole, antiquary
1620   Pieter Neefs, the Younger, Flemish painter, baptized
1644   Thomas Eisenhut, composer
1696   Johann Caspar Vogler, composer
1707   Carolus Linn‘us, Sweden, biological classifier
1710   Fran‡ois-Gaspard Adam, French sculptor (garden sculptures)
1718   William Hunter, obstetrician/medal writer
1729   Giuseppe Parini, Italian priest/poet (Il Giorno)
1734   Friedrich Anton Mesmer, Austria, physician/hypnotist (Mesmerism)
1735   Charles Joseph, prince the Ligne, Belgian fieldmarshal/author
1737   Louis Fran‡ois Chambray, composer
1741   Andrea Lucchesi, composer
1753   Giovanni Battista Viotti, violonist/composer
1754   Andrea Appiana, Italian royal painter (Napoleon)
1756   Nicolas-Joseph Hullmandel, composer
1759   Antoinio da Silva Leite, composer
1790   Jules-S‚bastien-C‚sar Dumont d'Urville, explorer
1794   Isaak-Ignaz Moscheles, composer
1795   Charles Barry, architect
1799   Thomas Hood, English poet/composer (Song of the Shirt)
1812   Henri A Esquiros, French poet/writer (Les Vierges Folles)
1813   Mason Brayman, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1895
1820   James Buchanan Eads, US, engineer/inventor (Eads Bridge-St Louis)
1824   Ambrose Everett Burnside, Major General (Union volunteers)
1828   Edward Hitchcock, America's 1st prof of physical ed (Amherst College)
1832   Pieter J B C R van der Aa, Dutch Indologist/geographer
1837   James Sanks Brisbin, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1892
1843   Pedro Miguel Marques y Garcia, composer
1844   'Abdu'l-Bah , early Bah '¡ leader ('Azamat 7, 1)
1848   Helmuth J L von Moltke, German general/chief of staff (WW I)
1848   Otto Lilienthal, pioneer aviator
1849   K roly earl Khuen-H‚derv ry, Premier of Hungary (1910-12)
1851   Antoni Stolpe, composer
1862   William "Dummy" Hoy, professional baseball player who lived to 99
1864   Louis Glass, composer
1866   Gustav Aschaffenburg, German psychiatrist/criminalologist
1871   Sigurd Lie, composer
1873   Leo Baeck, rabbi/president (World Union for Progressive Judaism)
1882   James Gleason, NYC, writer/actor (Bishop's Wife, Flying Fool)
1883   Douglas Fairbanks, Denver CO, actor (Zorro/3 Musketeers/Robin Hood)
1886   Hermann Neiáe, writer
1888   Adrian Roland Holst, Dutch poet (Raged & Tired)
1890   Herbert Marshall, London, actor (Murder, Razor's Edge, Little Foxes)
1890   Virginia Eames, Ft Davis TX, entertainer
1891   P„r Lagerkvist, Sweden, novelist/dramatist (Barabbas, Nobel 1951)
1898   Frank McHugh, actor (Front Page, Gold Diggers 1935, Mighty Joe Young)
1898   Joseph Hazen, lawyer
1901   Edmund Rubbra, Northampton England, composer (Morning Watch) [or 3/23]
1902   Mark Lothar, composer
1903   Walter Reisch, US, screenwriter (Ninotchka, Gaslight, Titanic)
1906   Hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer
1907   Kenneth Allen, engineer
1907   Matthew Campbell, British senior civil servant
1908   Christian GK Ba‰ta, Togolese chairman (International Mission Council)
1908   John Bardeen, US, physicist (transistor, Nobel 1956, 1972)
1908   Max Abramovitz, US architect (Lincoln Center, UN Building)
1909   Edwin Arrowsmith, diplomat
1910   Artie Shaw, [Arthur Arshawsky], NYC, bandleader (Come'on my House)
1910   Franz Jozef Kline, US expressionist painter
1910   Hugh Casson CH, architect
1910   Scatman Crothers, [Benjamin], Terre Haute IN, actor (Zapped, Shining)
1911   Boris Kremenliev, composer
1911   Melvin M Payne, president (National Geographic Society)
1912   David Barran, CEO (Midland Bank, England)
1912   Jean Fran‡aix, Le Mans France, composer (Naked King)
1912   John Payne, Roanoke Va, actor (Restless Gun)
1912   Marius Goring, Isle of Wight, actor (Herr Palitz-Holocaust)
1912   Samuel Curran, vice chancellor (Strathclyde University)
1913   Ian Graeme, major-general
1914   Alec Dickson, founder (VSO)
1914   Barbara Ward, economist/writer (Only One Earth)
1914   Leo Lerman, actor/manager/critic (Dance Magazine)
1914   Travis Kemp, dancer/teacher
1915   Clyde Wiegand, physicist
1916   M Jean Francaix, composer
1916   Margaret Hayden Rector, playwright (living legacy award 1995)
1918   Bulent Arel, composer
1918   Bumps Blackwell, rocker
1918   Denis Compton, cricketer (England batsman 1938-56 & Arsenal forward)
1919   Betty Garrett, St Joseph Mo, actress (Irene-All in the Family)
1919   Robert KJE Antonissen, South African literary
1920   Helen O'Connell, Lima Ohio, singer (Green Eyes, Anapola)
1920   Sid Melton, Bkln NY, actor (Alf-Green Acres, Charlie-Danny Thomas)
1921   Humphrey Lyttelton, jazz musician/actor (It's Great to Be Young)
1921   James [Benjamin] Blish, US/UK, sci-fi author (Hugo, Star Trek Reader)
1921   Loren Tindall, OK, actor (Meet Me on Broadway, Girl of Limberlost)
1921   Montague Modlyn, broadcaster
1921   Sanderson Temple, circuit judge
1922   Dennis Compton, author/crickleter
1923   Alicia de Larrocha, Copenhagen Denmark, pianist (Orquesta Sinfonica)
1923   Nirode Chowdhury, Indian cricket pace bowler (1949-52)
1924   Desmond Carrington, British radio host (Jim-Calamity the Cow)
1924   Michael McCrum, master (Corpus Christi College Cambridge)
1924   V N Swamy, cricketer (one Test India v NZ 1955, DNB, 0-45)
1928   Nigel Davenport, Cambridge England, actor (Without a Clue, Masada)
1928   Nina Otkalenko, USSR, 800m runner (9 world records)
1928   Rosemary Clooney, Kentucky, singer/paper towels spokeswoman (Coronet)
1929   Joe Modise, South African commandant of Umkhonto we Sizwe (1965- )
1929   Ulla Jacobson, Swedish actress (One Summer of Happiness)
1930   Richard Anuszkiewicz, Erie, Pa, painter
1931   Barbara Barrie, Chicago, actress (Breaking Away, Barney Miller)
1931   Jos‚ Telles Da Concei‡ao, Brazil, high jumper (Olympic-bronze-1952)
1932   James Lester, MP
1932   John Lyons, Cambridge England, Master (Trinity Hall)
1933   Bruce A Peterson, US test pilot (M2, HL-10)
1933   Gerrit J M Braks, Dutch minister of agriculture & land & fishing (CDA)
1933   Joan Henrietta Collins, London, actress (Alexis-Dynasty, Bitch)
1934   Malcolm Gill, deputy head (Bank for Intl Settlements)
1934   Robert A Moog, inventor (Moog Synthesizer)
1935   Juliet Campbell, British ambassador (to Luxembourg)
1935   Lord Grenfell, head of External affairs European office, world bank
1936   Charles Kimbrough, actor (Murphy Brown)
1936   Douglas John Gorman, businessman
1936   Robert Sangster, horse owner/trainer
1937   John Mazza, horse trainer
1938   John R Miller, (Rep-R-WA, 1985- )
1938   Peter Preston, editor (Guardian)
1939   Ron Stevens, horse trainer
1941   Jackson Hill, composer
1943   John Newcombe, Australia, tennis pro (Wimbledon 1967, 70, 71)
1943   Lars-Ake Nilsson, diplomat
1943   Norman Johnson, singer/songwriter
1943   Peter Kenilorea, PM Solomon Islands
1944   General George Norman Johnson, US singer (Down at the Beach Club)
1944   Giles Smith, TV journalist
1944   Olga Maitland, MP
1944   Ramon "Tiki" Fulwood, US drummer (Funkadelic, Knee Deep)
1945   Elliott Bernerd, English broker/multi-millionaire
1945   Lauren Chapin, actress (Kathy-Father Knows Best)
1945   Misty Morgan, country keyboardist (duo with Jack Blanchard)
1946   Tom Dorris, horse trainer
1947   Ann Hui, director (Boat People)
1947   Jonathan Pryce, North Wales, stage actor (Miss Saigon)
1948   Reggie Cleveland, baseball player
1949   Alan Garc¡a P‚rez, pres of Peru (1985-90)
1950   Linda Thompson, Memphis Tn, actress (Hee Haw)
1951   Anatoli Karpov, USSR, world chess champion (1975-85)
1951   Judy Rodman, Riverside Calif, country singer (Girls Ride Horses Too)
1952   "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler, NJ, middleweight boxing champ (1982-83)
1952   Deborah Adair, actress (Tracey-Dynasty, Kate-Day of Our Life)
1952   James Mankey, rocker (Concrete Blonde)
1955   John Stevens, MEP
1957   Jimmy McShane, Pop singer (Baltimora-Tarzan Boy)
1958   Shelly West, Cleve OH, country singer (Red Hot, West by West)
1958   Thomas Reiter, Germany, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-22)
1959   Linden Ashby, actor (Mortal Kombat)
1959   Marcella Mesker, Netherlands, tennis star
1960   Theo Vogelaars, pop bassist (Tr”ckener Kecks/Paid Love)
1961   Dave Babych, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
1961   Drew Carey, Cleve Oh, actor/comedian (Drew-Drew Carey Show)
1961   Kevin Romine, baseball player
1962   Karen Duffy, [Duff], NYC, MTV VJ/actress (Meet Wally Sparks)
1962   Keith Brantley, Scott AFB Ill, marathoner (Olympics-96)
1964   Kenny Gattison, NBA forward (Orlando Magic)
1964   Staci Greason, Denver, actress (Isabella Toscando-Days of Our Lives)
1965   James Hasty, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)
1965   Lilian Drescher, Venezuela, tennis star
1965   Woorkeri Venkat Raman, cricketer (Indian slow left-arm all-rounder)
1966   Gary Roberts, North York, NHL left wing (Calgary Flames)
1966   Graeme Hick, cricketer (in Zimbabwe Massive run-scorer for Worcs)
1966   Helena Bonham Carter, London, actress (Ft Worth, Howards End)
1967   Craig John Monk, Auckland NZ, finn class yachter (Olympics-96)
1968   Daryl Hobbs, NFL wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
1968   Tiffany Rochelle-Anderson, Laguna Beach Ca, WPVA (Nationals-13th-1995)
1969   Pat Hurst, San Leandro CA, LPGA golfer (1995 Rolex Rookie of the Year)
1969   Ramon Caraballo, baseball player
1970   Grahae Hick, cricketer
1970   Ricky Gutierrez, Miami FL, infielder (Houston Astros)
1971   Issac Booth, NFL cornerback/safety (Cleve Browns)
1971   Joseph Rogers, CFL receiver (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1971   Marshall Boze, San Manual AZ, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
1972   Isabelle Fijalkowski, WNBA center/forward (Cleveland Rockers)
1972   Marco van Hoogdalem, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)
1972   Rene Ingoglia, running back (Buffalo Bills)
1972   Shannon Brown, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
1973   Verna Vasquez, Miss Universe-best swimsuit (Curacao, 1997)
1974   Duane Clemons, linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
1974   Jewel [Kilcher], Alaska, folk/rock vocalist (Pieces of You)
1974   Kimber West, Atlanta GA, playmate (Feb 1997)
1975   Vincent Goossens, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
1976   Kelly Marie Monaco, Phila PA, playmate (April, 1997)
1976   Melanie Joyce Bell, Vernon New Jersey, Miss America-New Jersey (1997)
1980   Sarah Louise Catherwood, Christchurch NZ, 4x200m swimmer (Oly-96)
1984   Adam Wylie, actor (Picket Fences)

1125   Hendrik V, Roman catholics German king/emperor (1098/1111-25), dies
1153   David I, king of Scotland (1124-53), dies at about 68
1423   Benedict XIII, [Pedro the Luna], Spanish Pope (1394-1423), dies
1498   Girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45
1568   Adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich, dies in battle at 27
1627   Luis de G¢ngora y Argote, poet/writer, dies
1648   Luis de Nain, painter, dies
1668   Philips Wouwerman, Haarlems painter, buried
1684   Adriaen Backer, Amsterdams painter buried at about 48
1701   William Kidd, Scottish pirate, hanged at London's Execution Dock
1754   John Wood, architect/town planner, dies
1783   James Otis, American lawyer, dies
1785   William Woollett, engraver, dies
1834   Charles Wesley, composer, dies at 76
1838   John W Janssens, gov-gen (Cape Colony), dies at 75
1841   Franz Xaver von Baader, German philosopher/theologist, dies at 76
1842   Jos‚ de Espronceda y Delgado, Spanish revolutionary/poet, dies at 34
1851   Lucas Pieter Roodbaard, architect, dies at 69
1860   Albert Richard Smith, author/lecturer, dies
1867   Archibald Alison, Scottish historian, dies at 74
1875   Johann Wilhelm Mangold, composer, dies at 78
1881   Kit Carson, frontiersman, dies
1881   Leopold von Ranke, historian, dies
1883   Cyprian K Norwid, Polish painter/poet/playwright (Wanda), dies
1887   Ludwig Mathias Lindeman, composer, dies at 74
1891   Ignace Xavier Joseph Leybach, composer, dies at 73
1895   Franz E Neumann, German mineralogist/physicist, dies at 96
1897   Aleko Konstantinov, Bulgarian writer (To Chicago & Back), dies at 34
1905   Martinus W van AA Meerbeke, head-editor (Time), dies at 75
1906   Henrik Johan Ibsen, Norwegian playwright (Doll House), dies at 78
1908   Fran‡ois Copp‚e, French poet, dies
1926   Hans Koessler, composer, dies at 73
1934   Bonnie Parker, outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde), killed in police ambush
1934   Clyde Barrow, outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde), killed in police ambush
1937   John Davison Rockfeller, industrialist, dies at 97 in Ormond Beach Fla
1938   Philip Kleintjes, republic leader, dies at 70
1940   Andrej N Rimski-Korssakov, Russian musicologist/son of Nikolai, dies
1940   Paul Nizan, French journalist/writer (Ce Soir/Aden Arabia), dies at 35
1941   Lord Herbert Austin, motor manufacturer, dies
1941   Slavko Osterc, composer, dies at 45
1945   Heinrich Himmler, Gestapo leader, commits suicide in prison at 44
1947   C F Ramuz, writer, dies at 68
1952   Georg Alfred Schumann, composer, dies at 85
1954   H R Bromley-Davenport, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests for England), dies
1960   Georges Claude, engineer/inventor, dies
1961   Joan Davis, comedic actress (I Married Joan), dies at 53
1965   David Smith, sculptor, dies
1966   Ruth Gates, Denton TX, actress (Aunt Jenny-Mama), dies at 79
1967   Philip Coolidge, actor (I Want to Live, Tingler), dies at 58
1967   Sanne Sannes, photographer, dies at 30
1968   James Burke, actor (Ellery Queen, Army Surgeon), dies at 81
1968   Merle Kendrick, orch leader (Window on the World), dies at 72
1969   Diane Aubrey, actress (Haunted Strangler), dies of heart attack at 79
1969   Jimmy McHugh, composer (Can't Give You Anything But Love), dies at 74
1969   Peter Alma, painter/graphic artist, dies at 83
1970   Nydia Westman, actress (Going My Way, Young Mr Bobbins), dies at 68
1973   Athena Lorde, actress (Fuzz, Skin Game, Firecreek), dies at 57
1974   Kathleen Cannell, writer, dies
1975   Jackie "Moms" Mabley, comedienne (Amazing Grace), dies at 81
1979   Hubert van Doorne, auto manufacturer (DAF), dies at 79
1981   George Jessel, US comic/toastmaster (Diary of Young Comic), dies at 83
1982   Louis J N G‚rardin, bicyclist (world champ sprint 1930), dies at 69
1983   Albert Claude, Belgian biologist (Nobel 1974), dies at 84
1986   Sterling Hayden, actor (Blue & Gray), dies at 70
1987   Karel Albert, Flemish composer (Marieken van Nymeghen), dies at 86
1988   David Schoenbrun, CBS broadcast bureau head (Wash, Paris), dies at 73
1990   Rocky Graziano, boxer/writer/actor (Mr Rock & Roll), dies
1991   Jean van Houte, Belgian premier, dies
1991   Peter T Thwaites, British brig-gen/playwright (Love or money), dies
1991   William Sinnot, Scottish pop musician (Shamen), dies at 30
1992   Atahualpa Yupanqui, Argentine singer/composer/poet/guitarist, dies
1992   Giovanni Falcone, anti-mafia judge (Palermo), murdered
1993   James Millhollin, actor (Anston Foster-Grindl), dies at 77
1994   Carl Althoff, German circus director, dies at 82
1994   Joe Pass, US jazz guitarist (The Trio), dies at 65
1996   Dorothy Hyson, actress (Spare a Copper, Sing as We Go), dies at 81
1996   Kronid Arkadyevich Lyubarsky, human rights activist, dies at 61
1996   Patrick Cargill, actor (Up Pompeii, Magic Christian), dies at 77

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