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Today in History for 22nd May 2017

Today in History - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 02:02
Historical Events

1803 - 1st public library opens (Connecticut)
1863 - General Ulysses S. Grant begins siege on Vicksburg
1902 - US President Theodore Roosevelt signs a treaty with Mexico under which both countries agree to submit a long-standing dispute over interest payments to the Court of Arbitration at The Hague
1902 - 36th Belmont: John Bullman aboard Mastermam wins in 2:22.6
1962 - 14th Emmy Awards: Bob Newhart Show, E G Marshall and Shirley Booth win
2011 - 19th Billboard Music Awards: Eminem, Recovery win

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Famous Birthdays

1783 - Thomas Forbes Walmisley, composer
1823 - Isabella Glyn Dallas, British Shakepearean actress (d. 1889)
1912 - Hendrik Koekoek, Dutch MP (Farmers Party)
1914 - Sun Ra, American musician (d. 1993)
1940 - Michael Sarrazin, actor (Seduction, They Shoot Horses Don't They)
1973 - Daniel Tiatto, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)

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Famous Deaths

1898 - Edward Bellamy, American author/socialist, dies of tuberculosis at 48
1939 - Jiri Mahen, Czech author (b. 1882)
1939 - Ernst Toller, German playwright, commits suicide at 45
1986 - Martin Gabel, actor (Thief, Marnie), dies at 63
1991 - Lino Brocka, director (Macho Dancer, Jaguar), dies in car crash at 51
1996 - Duncan Montgomery Stewart, academic, dies at 66

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Famous Deaths for 21st May 2017

Famous Deaths - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 02:05

1725 - Robert Haley earl of Oxford, English Whig-premier (1710-4), dies at 63
1790 - Thomas Warton, English critic and poet (Pleasures of Melancholy) British Poet Laureate (1785-90), dies at 62
1919 - Victor A D Segalen, [Max Anely], French ship's doctor/writer, dies
1935 - Jane Addams, a founder of ACLU (Nobel 1973), dies at 65
1981 - Raymond Mccreesh, Irish hunger striker (b. 1957)
1991 - Bobby Dale, dies at 92
1996 - Peter Fletcher, music teacher, dies at 60
1996 - Eric Stuart Woord, archaeologist, dies at 83
1996 - Mary Perot Nichols, journalist, dies at 79
2006 - Spencer Clark, American racecar driver (b. 1987)

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Famous Birthdays for 21st May 2017

Famous Birthdays - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 02:04

1527 - Philip II, King of Spain (1556-98) and Portugal (1580-98), born in Valladolid, Spain (d. 1598)
1867 - John James Ferris, cricketer (mighty Australian bowler of late 1880's)
1873 - Everard Verachtert, Flemish translator (I speak beschaafd Dutch)
1902 - Marcel Lajos Breuer, Hungarian-born architect (d. 1981)
1916 - Tinus Osendarp, Dutch runner (d. 2002)
1916 - Leonard Manasseh, British architect (Rutherford School), born in Singapore (d. 2017)
1927 - Kay Kendall, Yorkshire England, actress (Genevieve, Les Girls)
1932 - John Armitage, principal (College of St Hilda and St Bede Durham)
1945 - Richard Hatch, American actor (Battlestar Galactica), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2017)
1948 - Leo Sayer, [Gerard], England, singer (When I Need Love)

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Historical Events for 21st May 2017

Historical Events - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 02:03

879 - Pope John VIII gives blessings to duke Branimir and to Croatian people, considered to be international recognition of Croatian state.
1260 - Hao Jing, envoy of Mongol leader Kublai Khan imprisoned by order of the high Chancellor of China, Jia Sidao at the Song Dynasty court of Emperor Lizong while attempting to negotiate with the Song
1894 - 22-year-old French Anarchist Émile Henry is executed by guillotine. His last words were reputed to be "Courage, camarades! Vive l'anarchie!"
1907 - 32nd Preakness: G Mountain aboard Don Enrique wins in 1:45.4
1916 - Britain begins "Summer Time" (daylight saving time)
1936 - Sada Abe is arrested after wandering the streets of Tokyo for days with her dead lover's severed genitals in her hand. Her story soon becomes one of Japan's most notorious scandals.
1960 - 85th Preakness: Bobby Ussery aboard Bally Ache wins in 1:57.6
1969 - Robert F. Kennedy's murderer Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death: later commuted to life imprisonmnet
1990 - Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,844.68
2012 - 120 people are killed and 350 injured by a suicide bomb in Sana'a, Yemen

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Today in History for 21st May 2017

Today in History - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 02:02
Historical Events

685 - Battle of Nechtansmere/Dun Nechtain: Picts beat Northumbrians
1758 - Mary Campbell is abducted from her home in Pennsylvania by Lenape during the French and Indian War.
1951 - The opening of the Ninth Street Show, otherwise known as the 9th Street Art Exhibition - a gathering of a number of notable artists, and the stepping-out of the post war New York avant-garde, collectively know as the New York School.
1966 - Muhammad Ali TKOs Henry Cooper in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
1970 - National Guard mobilizes to quell disturbances at Ohio State University
1986 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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Famous Birthdays

1923 - Ara Parseghian, American football player and coach (Northwestern, Notre Dame), born in Akron, Ohio
1932 - Robert Sherlaw Johnson, composer
1941 - Anatoli Semyonovich Levchenko, USSR, cosmonaut (TM-4)
1944 - Marcie Blane, American singer, born in New York City
1959 - Nick Cassavetes, American actor and director (The Notebook), born in New York City
1964 - Annabel Schofield, Llanelli Wales, actress (Laurel Ellis-Dallas)

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Famous Deaths

1664 - Elizabeth Poole, Puritan businesswoman
1812 - Joseph Wolfl, composer, dies at 38
1885 - Gavril Yakimovich Lomakin, composer, dies at 73
1926 - Georgy L'vovich Catoire, composer, dies at 65
1971 - Dennis King, actor (Devil's Brother), dies of heart ailment at 73
1981 - Yuki Shimoda, actor (Farewell to Manzanar), dies

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Famous Deaths for 20th May 2017

Famous Deaths - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 02:05

1449 - Peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies
1834 - Marquis de Lafayette, French general, dies
1935 - Ivans, [Jacob van Schevichaven], lawyer/detective writer, dies at 68
1956 - Max Beerbohm, caricturist/writer (Yet Again), dies
1975 - Jacques Stehman, composer, dies at 62
1996 - Jack Wyngaard, South African dancer, dies at 37
1996 - George Malcolm Thomson, journalist, dies at 96
1997 - Virgilio Boat, president of Colombia (1986-90), dies
2008 - Hamilton Jordan, former Carter White House Chief of Staff (b. 1944)
2014 - Phil Sharpe, English cricketer, dies at 77

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Famous Birthdays for 20th May 2017

Famous Birthdays - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 02:04

1825 - Antoinette Brown Blackwell, clergy (1st ordained US female minister)
1830 - Amalia MdGA, princess of Saxon-Weimar-Eisenach/wife of prince Henry
1903 - Jerzy Fitelberg, composer
1916 - Trebisonda Valla, Italian athlete (d. 2006)
1925 - D French Slaughter Jr, (Rep-R-VA, 1985- )
1927 - [Harold] Bud Grant, Wisc, CFL/NFL player/coach (Winnipeg, Minnesota)
1931 - Ken Boyer, American baseball player (d. 1982)
1943 - Deryck Murray, cricket wicket-keeper (West Indian 1963-80)
1954 - Cindy Hensley McCain, wife of John McCain
1954 - Guy Hoffman, American musician (Violent Femmes)

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Historical Events for 20th May 2017

Historical Events - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 02:03

1704 - Elias Neau forms school for slaves in NY
1862 - US Homestead Act becomes law which provides cheap land for the settlement of the American West
1879 - 5th Kentucky Derby: Charlie Shauer aboard Lord Murphy wins in 2:37
1941 - Germany begins airbourne invasion of Crete
1958 - US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
1962 - Patty Berg wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open
1972 - "Hard Job Being God" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 6 performances
1990 - Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Planters Pat Bradley Golf International
1992 - 36th European Cup: Barcelona beats Sampdoria 1-0 at London
2013 - 133 people are killed and 283 are injured in a continued wave of insurgency in Iraq

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Today in History for 20th May 2017

Today in History - Sat, 05/20/2017 - 02:02
Historical Events

1591 - Spanish troops in Zutphen surrenders to Willem Louis/Mauritius
1830 - 1st railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American)
1864 - Battle at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia, 1,400 killed or injured
1899 - First speeding infraction by a New York cabbie driving an electric car - 12mph down Lexington Street
1913 - 38th Preakness: James Butwell aboard Buskin wins in 1:53.4
1994 - Sony Theaters and Cineplex (NYC) hike movie ticket prices to $8.00

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Famous Birthdays

1547 - Melchior Bischoff, composer
1908 - Jimmy Stewart, American actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington, It's a Wonderful Life), born in Indiana, Pennsylvania (d. 1997)
1940 - Shorty Long, soul singer/pianist (Here Comes the Judge)
1962 - Sylvie Rauch, Munich German FR, nude model/actress
1970 - Missy Cress, female catcher (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Burbank, California
1986 - LaLa Brown, American singer (d. 2007)

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Famous Deaths

1550 - Ashikaga Yoshiharu, Japanese shogun (b. 1510)
1597 - Dutch commander Matthijs Heldt, dies in battle
1717 - John Trevor, British statesman (b. 1637)
1956 - Max Beerbohm, caricturist/writer (Yet Again), dies
2000 - Jean Pierre Rampal, French flutist (b. 1922)
2009 - Lucy Gordon, British model and actress (b. 1980)

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Famous Deaths for 19th May 2017

Famous Deaths - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 02:05

1536 - Anne Boleyn, Queen of England and wife of Henry VIII, beheaded
1872 - Johan van Dale, schoolmaster (New Dutch Language Wordbook), dies at 44
1915 - John Simpson Kirkpatrick stretcher bearer with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli during World War I (b. 1892)
1946 - Booth Tarkington, American novelist (b. 1869)
1989 - CLR James, West Indian writer and journalist (b. 1901)
1991 - Rini Otte, Dutch actress (Ergens in Nederland), dies at 74
1992 - Hans Vogt, German composer, dies at 81
2002 - John Gorton, nineteenth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1911)
2006 - Freddie Garrity, English lead singer from the band Freddie and the Dreamers (b. 1940)
2007 - Dean Eyre, New Zealand politician (b. 1914)

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Famous Birthdays for 19th May 2017

Famous Birthdays - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 02:04

1795 - Johns Hopkins, philanthropist, founded Johns Hopkins University
1918 - Florence Chadwick, swimmer (1st to swim English Channel both ways), born in San Diego, California (d. 1995)
1935 - Fritz Rudolf Fries, German writer, born in Bilbao, Spain (d. 2014)
1940 - Jan Janssen, Dutch cyclist
1946 - Claude Lelièvre, Belgian commissioner for children's rights
1966 - Keith Jennings, NFL tight end (Chicago Bears)
1979 - Andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer
1986 - Mario Chalmers, NCAA basketball player
1987 - David Edgar, Canadian football (soccer) player
1988 - Lily Cole, English model/actress

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Historical Events for 19th May 2017

Historical Events - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 02:03

1863 - Siege of Vicksburg, investment of city complete
1885 - German chancellor Bismarck takes possession of Cameroon and Togoland
1916 - Escadrille Américaine (Lafayette) transfered to Verdun
1929 - General Feng Yu-Xiang of China declares war on Chiang Kai-Shek government
1939 - Churchill signs British-Russian anti-Nazi pact
1959 - Jan de Quay becomes premier of Netherlands
1972 - WMAV TV channel 18 in Oxford, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
1983 - 36th Cannes Film Festival: "Narayama Bushiko" directed by Shohei Imamura wins the Palme d'Or
1985 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
2009 - Sri Lanka announces victory in its 27 year war against the terrorist organisation, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

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Today in History for 19th May 2017

Today in History - Fri, 05/19/2017 - 02:02
Historical Events

1939 - Churchill signs British-Russian anti-Nazi pact
1944 - German defense line in Italy collapsed
1976 - Senate establishes permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
1987 - 40th Cannes Film Festival: "Sous le soleil de Satan" directed by Maurice Pialat wins the Palme d'Or
1992 - 27th Amendment ratified, prohibits Congress from raising its salary
1993 - Boeing 727 crashes into mountain at Medellin Colombia, kills 132

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Famous Birthdays

1935 - David Hartman, Pawtucket RI, TV personality (Good Morning America)
1940 - Joan Staley, playmate (Nov, 1958)
1941 - Marc-Antonio Consoli, composer
1945 - Peter Townshend, English rock guitarist, vocalist and composer (The Who-Tommy), born in London, England
1973 - Andreas Johansson, Hofors SWE, NHL forward (Pitts, NY Islanders)
1981 - Nate Cole, American singer

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Famous Deaths

1601 - Costanzo Porta, Italian composer
1821 - Camille Jordan, French politician (b. 1771)
1907 - Benjamin Baker, English engineer (bridge over the Firth of Forth, Scotland and London underground)
1918 - Raoul Lufbery, French-American World War I fighter pilot and flying ace (b. 1885)
1935 - Charles Martin Tornow Loeffler, French composer, dies at 74
1966 - Tortoise, reportedly given to Tonga's King by Captain James Cook in 1773, dies at around 193

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Famous Deaths for 18th May 2017

Famous Deaths - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 02:05

1401 - Władysław Opolczyk (German: Ladislaus von Oppel, count palatine of Hungary 1367-1372, governor of Halych-Volhynia 1372 - 1378, count palatine of Poland
1808 - Elijah Craig, American minister and inventor (b. 1738?)
1900 - Jean Gaspard Felix Ravaisson-Mollien, French philosopher (b. 1813)
1911 - Gustav Mahler, Austr composer (Children's Death Songs), dies at 50
1973 - Jeannette Rankin, 1st Congresswoman (1917-19, 41-43) and pacifist, dies at 92
1980 - David A. Johnston, a U.S. Volcanoligist was also a victim of Mount St. Helens eruption (b. 1949)
1999 - Betty Robinson, American runner (b. 1911)
2004 - Elvin Jones, American jazz drummer (b. 1927)
2006 - Andrew Martinez, U.C. Berkeley's "Naked Guy" (b. 1972)
2007 - Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist (b. 1932)

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Famous Birthdays for 18th May 2017

Famous Birthdays - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 02:04

1872 - Bertrand Russell, England, mathematician/philosopher (Nobel 1950)
1885 - Eurico Gaspar Dutra, president of Brazil (1945-50)
1902 - [Robert] Meredith Willson, Mason City Iowa, composer (Music Man)
1914 - Boris Christoff, Bulgaria/Italian bass (Boris Godunov)
1942 - Keith Hellawell, Chief Constable (West Yorkshire)
1949 - Stuart Gannes, writer (Fortune), born in Detroit, Michigan
1957 - Michael Cretu, rocker (Enigma)
1972 - Turner Stevenson, Prince George, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens)
1981 - Mahamadou Diarra, Malian footballer
1987 - Luisana Lopilato, Argentine actress and model

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Historical Events for 18th May 2017

Historical Events - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 02:03

1896 - Khodynka Tragedy: A mass panic on Khodynka Field, Moscow, during the festivities of the coronation of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, results in the deaths of 1,389 people
1900 - Britain proclaims protectorate over kingdom of Tonga
1935 - Harold Gimblett scores 123 in 80 mins on debut for Somerset
1952 - Professor WF Libby said Stonehedge dates back to 1848 BC
1969 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA St Louis Women's Golf Invitational
1974 - Nigeria announces 55 percent government participation in all oil concessions
1988 - In just Oakland's 39th of the season, pitcher Dave Stewart breaks record with his 12th balk en route to 16
1993 - Italian police arrest Mafia boss Benedetto "Nitto" Santapaola
2009 - Sri Lankan Civil War: The LTTE are defeated by the Sri Lankan government, ending almost 26 years of fighting between the two sides.
2010 - Police officer James Crooker is asked to leave the Red and Black Café in Portland, Oregon after co-owner John Langley claimed Crooker's uniformed presence made him uncomfortable

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Today in History for 18th May 2017

Today in History - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 02:02
Historical Events

1860 - Republican Party nominates Abraham Lincoln for president
1861 - Friedrich Hebbel's "Kriemhildes Rache" premieres in Weimar
1952 - Professor WF Libby said Stonehedge dates back to 1848 BC
1960 - 5th European Cup: Real Madrid beats Frankfurt 7-3 at Glasgow
1964 - US Supreme Court rules it unconstitutional to deprive naturalized citizens of citizenship if they return to home country for more than 3 years
2008 - NHL Eastern Conference Final: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 1

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Famous Birthdays

1905 - Hedley Verity, cricketer (terrific slow lefty for England pre-WW II)
1914 - Boris Christoff, Bulgaria/Italian bass (Boris Godunov)
1920 - Lucia Mannucci, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)
1970 - Vicky Sunohara, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
1977 - Danny Mills, English footballer
1978 - Jennifer Streblow, Oshkosh Wisconsin, Miss America-Wisconsin (1997)

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Famous Deaths

1587 - Felix van Cantalice, Italian saint, dies
1675 - Stanisław Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer (b. 1623)
1956 - Maurice Tate, cricketer (39 Tests for England, 155 wickets), dies
2000 - Maulana Yousuf Ludhianvi, Muslim scholar
2004 - Elvin Jones, American jazz drummer (b. 1927)
2008 - Joseph Pevney, American television director

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