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143   Earliest known date in Amer-pre Mayan king Harvest-Bergvorst installed
685   Battle at Nechtansmere: Picten beat Northumbrians
996   Pope Gregory V crowns his cousin Otto III German emperor
1040   King Henry III gives Utrecht the Groninger currency
1216   French crown prince Louis enters England
1420   Treaty of Troyes-French King Charles VI gives France to English
1471   King Edwards IV enters London
1502   Portuguese admiral Da Nova discovers St Helena
1526   -Jun 8] Sermon of Bathe, Aargau: TC evangelical theology
1553   English Lady Jane Grey marries Guildford Dudley
1602   Martha's Vineyard 1st sighted (Captain Bartholomew Gosnold)
1674   General John Sobieski chosen King of Poland
1683   West Indian Company sells 1/3 of Suriname
1793   Cura‡ao Island Council forbids criticism on House of Orange
1804   Lewis & Clark Expedition begins
1809   Battle at Aspern-Essling: Austrian arch duke Karl beats Napoleon
1819   1st bicycles (swift walkers) in US introduced in NYC
1825   Prince Willem FK marries Louise AWA of Prussia
1832   1st Democratic National Convention (Baltimore)
1840   NZ became a British colony
1846   1st steamship arrives in Hawaii
1856   Lawrence Kansas captured, sacked by pro-slavery forces
1861   NC is 10th state to secede from Union
1861   Richmond, Va is designated Confederate Capital
1863   Siege on Port Hudson, Louisiana begins
1864   GEN David Hunter takes command of Dept of West Virginia
1866   1st-class debut of G F Grace aged 15 years 159 days
1871   -July 28] French regular troops attack Commune of Paris; 17,000 die
1878   4th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Carter aboard Day Star wins in 2:37¬
1879   Battle of Iquiquw
1881   American Red Cross founded by Clara Barton
1881   US Nation Lawn Tennis Association forms
1886   14th Preakness: S Fisher aboard Bard wins in 2:45
1891   Boxers Peter Jackson & Jim Corbett fight to a draw in 61 rounds
1892   Ruggiero Leoncavallo's opera "Pagliacci," premieres in Milan
1897   Yerkes Observatory 40" (1m) refractor used for 1st time
1898   US Assay Office in Seattle, Washington authorized
1904   Federation Internationale de Football Assn (Soccer) forms in Paris
1906   Louis H Perlman patents a demountable tire carrying rim for cars
1907   32nd Preakness: G Mountain aboard Don Enrique wins in 1:45.4
1908   1st horror movie (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde) premieres in Chicago
1908   Bill Burns has no-hitter broken up with 2 outs in 9th
1914   39th Preakness: Andy Schuttinger aboard Holiday wins in 1:53.8
1914   Greyhound Bus Co begins in Minnesota
1916   Britain begins "Summer Time" (Daylight Savings Time)
1917   Leo Pinckney, 1st American drafted during WW I
1918   House of Representatives passes amendment allowing women to vote
1921   Oldest radio station west of Mississippi River licensed in Greeley Co
1922   "On the Road to Moscow" is 1st cartoon to receive a Pulitzer Prize
1922   Col Ruppert buys out Col Huston interest in NY Yankees for $1,500,000
1922   Pulitzer prize awarded to Eugene O'Neill (Anna Christie)
1922   Ruppert buys out Huston interest in Yankees for $15 million
1924   Leopold & Loeb kidnap Bobby Franks for fun
1925   Canadians allow to sell beer
1925   George Lloyd of Dolobran becomes British High Director of Egypt
1925   Roald Amundsun leaves Spitsbergen with 2 seaplanes to North Pole
1926   White Sox Earl Sheely hits a record 6th consecutive double
1927   Lindburgh lands in Paris, after 1st solo air crossing of Atlantic
1929   Automatic electric stock quotation board installed, NYC
1929   Sergei Prokoviev's ballet "Prodigal Son," premieres in Paris
1930   Max Bishop draws 8 walks in a doubleheader
1930   NY Yankee Babe Ruth hits 3 consecutive homers
1931   Belgian govt of Jaspar falls
1932   1st Curtis Cup: US, 5«-3«
1932   1st transatlantic solo flight by a woman (Amelia Earhart) lands
1933   Mt Davidson Cross lit by FDR via telegraph
1934   Oskaloosa Iowa, becomes 1st US city to fingerprint its citizens
1938   Bradman scores 143 Aust v Surrey, 198 mins, 11 fours
1940   Allied counter attack at Atrecht North-France
1940   AVRO-chairman Willem Vogt fires all Jewish employees
1940   Reynaud forms French govt
1941   1st US ship sunk by a U-boat (SS Robin Moore)
1941   German airforce occupies airport at Maleme Kreta
1941   Singer Johan Heesters visits Dachau concentration camp
1942   Great-Britain convoy PQ16 departs to Russia
1943   Fastest 9 inning AL baseball game (89 mins), White Sox beat Senators
1944   Hitler begins attack on English/US "terror pilots"
1945   Aust Services win 1st Victory Test Cricket at Lord's by 6 wickets
1945   German war criminal Heinrich Himmler captured
1945   Lauren Bacall & Humphrey Bogart wed
1948   NY Yank Joe Dimaggio hits for cycle (single, double, triple, HR)
1950   Vietnamese troops of Ho Chi-Minh attack Cambodia
1952   Bkln Dodgers score 15 runs in 1st inning & beat Cin Reds, 19-1
1952   Dutch Queen Juliana opens Amsterdam-Rhine Canal
1953   French govt of Mayer resigns
1954   Amendment to give 18-year-olds right to vote is defeated
1955   "House of Flowers" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 165 performances
1955   1st transcontinental round-trip solo flight-sunrise to sunset
1955   WFRV TV channel 5 in Green Bay, WI (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1956   Jordan government of Said el-Mufti forms
1956   US explodes 1st airborne hydrogen bomb over Bikini Atoll
1956   WITI TV channel 6 in Milwaukee, WI (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1957   French govt of Mollet resigns
1958   Indonesian paratroopers reconquers Morotai Island
1958   US performs nuclear test at Bikini Island (atmospheric tests)
1959   "Gypsy" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 702 performances
1959   Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Children's Petting Farm opens
1960   86th Preakness: Bobby Ussery aboard Bally Ache wins in 1:57.6
1961   Governor Patterson declares martial law in Montgomery
1962   3 more Cleveland HR set AL record for most HR (26) over 8 games
1964   1st nuclear-powered lighthouse begins operations (Chesapeake Bay)
1964   Fire in W‚gimond Belgium resort, kills 19
1964   US begin intelligence flights above Laos
1966   "Downtown" by Mrs Miller hits #82
1966   "Time for Singing" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 41 performances
1966   92nd Preakness: Don Brumfield aboard Kauai King wins in 1:55.4
1966   Heavyweight Cassius Clay KOs Henry Cooper in London
1966   Louie Louie by The Kingsmen reentered the chart & hits #97
1966   Muhammad Ali TKOs Henry Cooper in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
1967   "Sing, Israel Sing" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 14 perfs
1967   Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
1968   Cubs Billy Williams sets outfielder record of 695 straight game
1968   Nuclear-powered sub Scorpion, with 99 men, reported missing & is later found at the bottom of the ocean off Azores
1968   Paul McCartney & Jane Asher attend an Andy Williams concert
1968   USSR performs nuclear test (underground)
1968   WEKW TV channel 52 in Keene, NH (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969   After 9,015 at bats Hank Aaron is lifted for a pinch hitter, Mike Lum, who doubled in a 15-3 victory over NY Mets
1969   Robert Kennedy's murderer Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death
1969   Slovan Bratislava wins 9th Europe Cup II in Basel
1970   National Guard mobilizes to quell disturbances at Ohio State U
1970   USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1971   Chelsea wins 11th Europe Cup II in Athens
1971   National Guard mobilizes to quell riot in Chattanooga Tenn
1972   "Heathen!" opens & closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 1 performance
1972   "Lost in the Stars" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 39 perfs
1972   Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
1975   Borussia M”nchengladbach wins 4th UEFA Cup at Enschede
1975   Lowell W Perry confirmed as chairman of Equal Opportunity Comm
1975   Trial against Baader-Meinhof-group begins in Stuttgart
1977   "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 167 perfs
1977   103rd Preakness: Jean Cruguet aboard Seattle Slew wins in 1:54.4
1977   Albert Innaurato's "Gemini," premieres in NYC
1977   Fire in hotel Duc de Brabant Brussels, kills 19
1977   SD Padres beat Mont Expos, 11-8, in 21 innings
1978   118 Unification church couples wed in England
1978   Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic
1978   Yamada Mumon Roshi appointed head of Zen Rinzai Sect
1979   Dan White convicted of manslaughter death of SF mayor Moscone
1979   Elton John becomes 1st western rocker to perform live in USSR
1979   National Volksraad installed in Namibia
1979   Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat NY Rangers, 4 games to 1
1980   "Empire Strikes Back" premieres
1980   Eintracht Frankfurt wins 9th UEFA Cup at Frankfurt
1980   Ensign Jean Marie Butler is 1st woman to graduate from US service acad
1981   Fran‡ois Mitterrand becomes president of France
1981   Kim Seelbrede, (Ohio), crowned 30th Miss USA
1981   Stanley Cup: NY Islanders beat Minnesota North Stars, 4 games to 1
1982   British troops lands on Falkland Islands
1983   "Bang The Drum All Day" by Todd Rundgren hits #63
1983   109th Preakness: Donald Miller Jr on Deputed Testamony wins in 1:55.4
1983   Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB, for mating for STS-7 mission
1983   David Bowie's "Let's "Dance," single goes #1
1986   Atlanta Brave Rafael Ramirez hits 4 doubles in a game
1986   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1987   Military coup in Fiji Islands under lt col Sitivani Rabuka
1987   Xignals PC Board BBS begins in Alabama
1988   "Da'Butt" by EU hits #35
1988   "Fat" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #99
1988   114th Preakness: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard Risen Star wins in 1:56.2
1988   Jane Powell weds Dickie Moore
1988   US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1989   35th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez
1990   Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,844.68
1990   Last episode of "Newhart" airs on CBS-TV
1991   Ethiopia's Marxist president (Mengistu Haile Mariam) resigns
1992   China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1992   NJ senate overrides Governor Florio's veto & lowers sales tax to 6%
1993   Dayanara Torres, 18, of Puerto Rico, crowned 42nd Miss Universe
1993   Opposition leader Xanana Gusmao of East-Timor sentenced to life
1993   Robin Smith scores 167 in England Texaco Trophy loss v Australia
1993   Venezuela president Carlos Andr‚s P‚rez fired
1994   "Best Little Whorehouse" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 16 perfs
1994   120th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Tabasco Cat wins in 1:56.4
1994   Burger King spokesman Dan Cortese (26) weds Dee Dee Hemby (26)
1994   Country singer Trisha Yearwood (29) weds Robert Reynolds (32)
1994   Reds bat out of order against Dodgers in 2nd inning
1994   South Yemen secedes from Yemen
1994   Sushmita Sen, 18, of India, crowned 43rd Miss Universe
1995   Chris Johnson wins Star Bank LPGA Golf Classic
1996   Blackout in many areas of Queens NY
1996   Ken Griffey Jr, 26, is 8th youngest to hits 200 home runs
1996   Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens beats Yankees for his 200th win
1997   Emmy 24th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 17th time

BIRTHS
1471   Albrecht Drer, Nrnberg Germany, Renaissance painter/print maker
1527   Philip II, King of Spain (1556-98) & Portugal (1580-98)
1633   Joseph de La Barre, composer
1671   Azzolino Bernardino Della Ciaia, composer
1680   Frederich Karl Erbach, composer
1688   Alexander Pope, England, poet (Rape of the Lock)
1720   Antonio Corbisiero, composer
1722   Wilhelm Gottfried Enderle, composer
1775   Lucien Bonaparte, prince of Canino/Musignano
1780   Elizabeth Fry, Quaker minister/prison reformer/nurse
1796   Reverdy Johnson, rep (Union), died in 1876
1808   G‚rard de Nerval, [Labrunie], French poet/writer (Sylvia)
1821   John F Loudon, Dutch entrepreneur/colonial director
1822   Dabney Herndon Maury, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1900
1822   Mosby Monroe Parsons, Brig General (Confederate Army) died in 1865
1825   George Lafayette Beal, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1826   Danillo II, ruler of Montenegro
1834   Charles-Albert Gobat, Switz, politician/lawyer/author (Nobel 1902)
1835   Newton Martin Curtis, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1841   Joseph Parry, composer
1843   Louis Renault, French lawyer
1851   L‚on Bourgeois, France, politician, internationalist (Nobel 1920)
1855   Emile A G Verhaeren, Belgian poet/writer (Les Flammes Hautes)
1858   Jos‚ Battle Ordonez, Uruguay, politician
1860   Willam Einthoven, Dutch physiologist/inventor (electrocardiograph)
1865   C J Thomsen, Denmark, archaeologist, named Stone/Iron/Bronze Ages
1867   John James Ferris, cricketer (mighty Australian bowler of late 1880's)
1867   Marie Joseph Leon Desire Paque, composer
1872   Henry Warren, Boston Mass, inventor (Telechon electric clock)
1873   Emil Ermatinger, Switz, literature historian
1873   Everard Verachtert, Flemish translator (I speak beschaafd Dutch)
1878   Glenn Hammond Curtiss, US, inventor (hydroplane)
1878   Louis L H de Visser, Dutch MP (CPN)
1880   Pablo Luna y Carne, composer
1882   Georgine M "May" Basting, actress (Hostage Rights of Aemstel)
1887   Mabel Taliaferro, NYC, actress (Sentimental Tommy, My Love Come Back)
1888   May Aufderheide, composer
1890   Albert van Raalte, conductor (AVRO-orchestra)
1892   John Peale Bishop, US poet (This Side of Paradise)
1893   Arthur Carr, cricket capt (England v Australia 1926)
1893   Simon Delmonte, actor/director (Boemeladvocaat)
1898   Armand Hammer, NYC, millionaire industrialist (Occidental Petroleum)
1898   Charles H ba, Czech violinist/composer
1898   Karel Haba, composer
1899   Ilse Lagner, writer
1899   Ralph Sanford, Springfield Mass, actor (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp)
1901   Horace Heidt, Alameda Calif, orch leader (Swift Show Wagon)
1901   Suzanne Lilar, [Verbist], France/Belgian writer (Le burlador)
1903   Ali Sastroamidjojo, Indonesian attorney/minister/premier (1953..7)
1903   Manly Wade Wellman, Angola, sci-fi author (After Dark, Devil's Planet)
1903   Pedro Aramburu, president Argentina
1904   Fats Waller, [Thomas Wright], jazz singer/composer (Ain't Misbehavin')
1904   Robert Montgomery, Beacon NY, actor/dir (Earl of Chicago, Yellow Jack)
1905   Edward Lockspeiser, composer
1906   Keith Rigg, cricketer (Australian Test batsman in the thirties)
1909   Guy de Rothschild, French banker
1911   Andr‚ Renard, Belgian worker's union leader (Syndical Unifi‚)[or 5/25]
1916   Harold Robbins, NYC, author (Moneychangers, Carpetbaggers, Betsy)
1916   Helen Willis Moody Roark, tennis player (US Open 1923-25, 27-29, 31)
1916   Joseph Janni, producer
1916   Leonard Manasseh, architect
1917   Dennis Day, Irish tenor/comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy)
1917   Heather Swift, local councillor
1917   Jean-Louis Curtis, French writer (Just Causes)
1917   Raymond Burr, BC Canada, actor (Perry Mason, Ironsides, Godzilla)
1917   Ronald John Bilsland Colville, businessman
1918   Leonard Mullens, rubber physicist
1919   Lord Maxwell, senator/prof (college of Justice Scotland)
1919   Mark Wood, bishop (Ludlow)
1920   Anthony Steel, London, actor (Malta Story, Wooden Horse)
1921   Andrei Sakharov, Moscow, physicist, human rights worker (Nobel '75)
1923   Bettye Danoff, LPGA golfer
1923   Doris Mae Akers, gospel singer/songwriter
1924   Peggy Cass, Boston MA, actress/TV panelist (To Tell the Truth, Mame)
1924   Robert Parris, Philadelphia, composer (Book of Imaginery Beings)
1926   Dan Perlsweig, horse trainer
1926   Joseph Horovitz, composer
1926   Rick Jason, NYC, actor (Day of the Wolves, Eagles Attack at Dawn)
1926   Robert Creeley, Mass, poet/novelist (Island)
1927   George Levy, antique dealer/heritage campaigner
1927   Kay Kendall, Yorkshire England, actress (Genevieve, Les Girls)
1929   Charles Wadsworth, Barnesville Georgia, pianist (Lincoln Center)
1929   Paul Winslow, cricketer (big-hitter for S Africa, 108 v England 1955)
1929   Robert Welch, designer/silversmith (Robert Welch flatware)
1930   David Smith, principal/vice chancellor (Edinburgh University)
1930   Malcolm Fraser, PM of Australia (Liberal, 1975-83)
1930   Stanley Wells, director (Shakespeare Institute U of Birmingham)
1931   Desmond Wilcox, broadcaster
1931   George Vassiliou, president of Cyprus (1988-93)
1932   G Wohmann, writer
1932   John Armitage, principal (College of St Hilda & St Bede Durham)
1932   Robert Sherlaw Johnson, composer
1933   Barry Norman, Britain, film critic (Film Greats)
1934   Phillip King, British sculptor
1935   Terry Lightfoot, clarinetist/bandleader (New Orleans Jazzmen)
1936   Ama Samy, Burma, Jesuit priest/Zen teacher/disciple of Yamada Koun
1936   Dipak Nandy, founder (Runnymead Trust)
1938   David Groh, Bkln NY, actor (Joe-Rhoda, Don-Another Day)
1938   Urs Widmer, writer
1939   Heinz Holliger, composer
1941   Anatoli Semyonovich Levchenko, USSR, cosmonaut (TM-4)
1941   Ronald Isley, Cincinnati Ohio, singer (Isley Brothers-Twist & Shout)
1942   David Hunt, Wales sec of state
1942   Robert C Springer, St Louis, Col USMC/astronaut (STS-29, STS-38)
1943   Hilton Valentine, rock guitarist (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
1944   Janet Dailey, US, author
1944   Manual Pina, fashion designer
1944   Marcie Blane, rocker
1944   Mary Robinson, pres of Republic of Ireland (Labour, 1990- )
1944   Mike Degett, horse trainer
1945   Ernst Willi Messerschmid, Reutlingen Germany, astronaut (STS 22)
1946   David Hill, Australian TV-reporter/owner (Fox Sports)
1946   Ronald Bear, actor/director (Havana, Make-up)
1947   Bill Champlin, Oakland Ca, rocker
1947   Dorothy Germain, LPGA golfer
1947   Richard Hatch, Santa Monica Calif, actor (Battlestar Galactica)
1948   Carol Potter, actress (Beverly Hills 90210)
1948   Leo Sayer, [Gerard], England, singer (When I Need Love)
1949   Andrew Nell, editor (Sunday Times)
1949   Arno Hintjens, Belgian singer (T C Matic)
1949   Rosalind Plowright, British soprano (Aida, Senta)
1950   Roger Hodgson, London, rocker (Supertramp)
1951   Al Franken, comedian/writer/actor (SNL, Stuart Saves His Family)
1952   Mr T, [Lawrence Tero], Chicago, actor (A-Team, Rocky III, T & T)
1954   Bill Abbott, Sarnia Ontario, yachter (Olympics-96)
1954   Marina Langner, Dusseldorf Germany, Miss World runner-up (1975)
1955   John Glavin, rock keyboardist (Molly Hatchet
1955   Liaqat Ali, cricket pace bowler (Pakistani in six Tests 1975-79)
1955   Stan Lynch, Gainesville Fl, rock drummer (Tommy Petty & Heartbreakers)
1956   Joanna M C "Annemarie" Henselmans, singer/cabaretiŠre (School Desk)
1957   Judge Reinhold, Wilmington DE, actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
1957   Sue Woodstra, Colton Ca, volleyball player (Olympic-silver-1984)
1958   Mike Barson, rock keyboardist (Madness)
1958   Monte Lynch, cricketer (Surrey batsman, WI Rebel, England ODI player)
1959   Nick Cassavet‚s, actor (Rosemary's Baby, Quiet Cool)
1960   Mark Kevin Carnevale, Annapolis MD, PGA golfer (1992 Chattanooga)
1961   Tim Lever, keyboard/sax (Dead or Alive-You Spin Me Round)
1963   Yelena Vodorezova, USSR, figure skater (Olympic-1976)
1964   Annabel Schofield, Llanelli Wales, actress (Laurel Ellis-Dallas)
1964   Tom Harding, Kalamazoo Mich, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Transamerica)
1964   Tommy Albelin, Stockholm Swe, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
1966   Manon Kelley, Quebec City Canada, actress (Red Lips 2)
1967   Cindy Haley, Tyler TX, LPGA golfer (1987 Texas Amateur-2nd)
1967   Rogel Nachum, Israel, Men's triple jump (Oly-1996)
1967   Todd Doohan, Sarnia Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (Western Ont Amateur-92)
1967   Tracy Simien, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
1969   Reid Simpson, Flin Flon, NHL left wing (NJ Devils)
1970   Dorsey Levens, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1970   Roman Turek, Strakonice CZE, hockey goalie (Team Czech Rep, Oly-98)
1970   Scott "Munnster" Munn, Larkspur Calif, rower (Olympics-1996)
1970   Veronica Sanchez, Michoan Mexico, WPVA volleyballer (Hermosa-17-1994)
1971   Eric Nies, actor (MTV Real World, Grind)
1971   Jeff Stavroff, Columbus OH, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Space Coast-4)
1972   Alesha Oreskovich, Tampa FL, playmate (Jun, 1993)
1972   Liliko Ogasawara, Englewood NJ, middleweight judoka (Olympics-96)
1974   Fairuza Balk (The Craft, Gas Food Lodging)
1978   Kandy Marshall, Miss Virginia Teen USA (1996)
1981   Beth Botsford, 100m/200m backstroke (Olympics-gold-96)
1985   Frustaci Septuplets, Calif, Patricia Frustaci gives birth to 7

DEATHS
987   Louis V, last Carlovingians King of France (966-987), dies
1254   Koenraad IV, RC-German king (1237-54), dies at 26
1481   Christian I, king of Denmark/Norway/Sweden, dies
1524   Thomas Howard 2nd duke of Norfolk, general/premier, dies at about 80
1542   Hernando de Soto, dies while searching for gold, near Mississippi R
1639   Giovan D "Tommaso" Campanella, Italian philosopher/poet, dies at 70
1647   Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, poet/playwright (Warenar), dies at about 65
1650   James G, Marquis of Montrose, Scottish general, hanged
1690   John Eliot, English missionary in Massachusetts, dies at 85
1703   Roemer Vlacq, Dutch admiral, dies in battle
1725   Robert Haley earl of Oxford, English Whig-premier (1710-4), dies at 63
1786   Carl W Scheele, Swedish pharmacist/chemist, dies at 43
1790   Thomas Warton, English poet (Oxford sausage), dies
1810   Charles GLAAT chevalier d'Eon de Beaumont, French spy, dies at 81
1812   Joseph Wolfl, composer, dies at 38
1815   Roman Hoffstetter, composer, dies at 73
1817   Johann Friedrich Christmann, composer, dies at 64
1844   Guiseppi Baini, composer, dies at 68
1860   Johannes Frederick Frohlich, composer, dies at 53
1885   Gavril Yakimovich Lomakin, composer, dies at 73
1894   August A Kundt, German physicist, (test of Kundt), dies at 54
1895   Franz von Suppe, Austrian composer (Poet und Bauer), dies at 76
1897   Karol Mikuli, composer, dies at 77
1919   Victor A D S‚galen, [Max An‚ly], French ship's doctor/writer, dies
1924   Bobby Franks, killed by Leopold & Loeb, at 14
1926   Georgy L'vovich Catoire, composer, dies at 65
1926   Ronald Arthur A Firbank, British writer (Prancing Nigger), dies at 40
1929   V P F A Royle, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1879), dies
1933   John Henry Mackay, Scottish/German author (Der Schwimmer), dies at 69
1935   Hugo de Vries, botanist Gruppenweise Artbildung, dies at 87
1935   Jane Addams, a founder of ACLU (Nobel 1973), dies at 65
1949   Klaus Mann, German writer, dies at 42
1952   John Garfield, actor (Juarez, Air Force), dies at 39
1954   Janos Hammerschlag, composer, dies at 68
1957   Edwin St Hill, cricketer (two Tests for West Indies 1930-31), dies
1966   Pat O'Malley, silent film actor (Wild One, Quiet Man), dies at 75
1968   Doris Lloyd, actress (Oliver Twist), dies of heart strain at 71
1970   Vinton Hayworth, actor (Gen Schaeffer-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 63
1971   Dennis King, actor (Devil's Brother), dies of heart ailment at 73
1973   Carlo E Gadda, Italian engineer/writer (War Diary), dies at 79
1973   George Breakstone, actor/director (Great Expectations), dies at 53
1973   Vaughn Monroe, singer/orch leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), dies at 61
1976   Sulo Nikolai Salonen, composer, dies at 77
1978   Joseph EA "Jo" Spier, Dutch cartoonist/water color painter, dies at 77
1980   Ida Kaminska, actress (Shop on Main Street), dies
1981   Yuki Shimoda, actor (Farewell to Manzanar), dies
1983   Finn Einar Mortensen, composer, dies at 61
1984   Andrea Leeds, actress (Stage Door, Earthbound), dies of cancer at 70
1984   Ann Little, actress (Roaring Road), dies
1987   Alejandro Rey, actor (Carlos-Flying Nun), dies at 57
1988   Dino Conte Grandi, Italy, delegate to league of nations, dies at 92
1990   Franklyn Seales, actor (Silver Spoon, Onion Field), dies of AIDS at 37
1990   Mary Victor Bruce, who flew around empire state bldg in 1930, dies
1990   Moelvi Mohammed Farouk, Indian spiritual leader, murdered
1991   Bobby Dale, dies at 92
1991   Jean Van Joutte, PM of Belgium (1952-54), dies
1991   Rajiv Gandhi, Indian Prime Minster (1984-91), assassinated at 46
1992   Brendan Nulholland, Daily Mail reporter, dies at 59
1992   Elizabeth David, British cookbook writer, dies
1992   Mrithi, gorilla (Gorilla in the Mist), dies at 24
1992   Skip Stephenson, TV host (Real People), dies
1993   John Frost, English lt-kol (operation Market Garden 1944), dies at 80
1993   John Holland, actor (They Saved Hitler's Brain), dies at 65
1994   Cliff Wilson, snooker player, dies at 60
1994   Forsyth Hardy, documentary film pioneer, dies at 84
1994   Giovanni Goria, PM of Italy (1987-88), dies
1994   John Henry Weidner, Dutch/US resistance fighter, dies at 81
1994   John Weidner, war hero, dies at 71
1995   Kieron Walsh, academic, dies at 46
1995   Les Aspin, US sec of Defense (1993-95), dies of stroke at 56
1995   Patrick Bowles, writer/translator, dies at 68
1996   Al "Lash" La Rue, cowboy actor (Lash of the West), dies at 78
1996   Bobby Tulloch, ornithologist, dies at 67
1996   Eric Stuart Woord, archaeologist, dies at 83
1996   Laurence Dowdall, lawyer, dies at 91
1996   Mary Perot Nichols, journalist, dies at 79
1996   Peter Fletcher, music teacher, dies at 60

   
 
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