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    So go on.
    eyes: How most gracious of you.:

    December 19th

    324 - Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor.
    1187 - Pope Clement III is elected.
    1777 - American Revolutionary War: George Washington's Continental Army goes into winter quarters at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
    1916 - World War I: Battle of Verdun - On the Western Front, the French Army successfully holds off the German Army and drives it back to its starting position.
    1963 - Zanzibar receives its independence from the United Kingdom, to become a constitutional monarchy under Sultan Hamoud bin Mohammed.
    1967 - Prime Minister of Australia Harold Holt is officially presumed dead.
    1972 - Project Apollo: The last manned lunar flight, Apollo 17, crewed by Eugene Cernan, Ron Evans and Harrison Schmitt, returns to Earth.
    1974 - The Altair 8800 microcomputer kit goes on sale.
    1984 - The Sino-British Joint Declaration, stating that China would resume the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong and the United Kingdom would restore Hong Kong to China with effect from July 1, 1997, is signed in Beijing by Deng Xiaoping and Margaret Thatcher.
    1997 - The film Titanic is released.
    1998 - Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives forwards articles I and III of impeachment against President Bill Clinton to the Senate.
    2000 - The Leninist Guerrilla Units wing of the Communist Labour Party of Turkey/Leninist attack a Nationalist Movement Party office in Istanbul, killing one person and injuring three.
    2001 - The film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is released.
    2001 - A record high barometric pressure of 1085.6 hPa (32.06 inHg) is recorded at Tosontsengel, Hövsgöl in Mongolia.

    1554 - Philip William, Prince of Orange (d. 1618)
    1778 - Marie Thérèse Charlotte, eldest child of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI of France (d. 1851)
    1906 - Leonid Brezhnev, Soviet politician (d. 1982)
    1915 - Edith Piaf, French singer and actress (d. 1963)
    1979 - Kristanna Loken, American actress
    1980 - Jake Gyllenhaal, American actor

    401 - Pope Anastasius I
    1075 - Edith of Wessex, queen of Edward the Confessor of England
    1370 - Pope Urban V (b. 1310)
    1737 - James Sobieski, Crown Prince of Poland (b. 1667)
    1751 - Louise of Great Britain, queen of Frederick V of Denmark (b. 1724)
    1848 - Emily Brontë, English author (b. 1818)
    1915 - Alois Alzheimer, German neuroscientist (b. 1864)
    1939 - Hans Langsdorff, German naval officer (b. 1894)
    1999 - Desmond Llewelyn, Welsh actor (b. 1914) ["Oh really, 007, grow up.." - Arc]

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    December 20th

    217 - The papacy of Pope Zephyrinus ends.
    1522 - Suleiman the Magnificent accepts the surrender of the surviving Knights of Rhodes, who are allowed to evacuate. They eventually re-settle on Malta and become known as the Knights of Malta.
    1803 - Louisiana Purchase completed.
    1915 - Last Australian troops evacuated from Gallipoli.
    1917 - Cheka, first Soviet secret police, founded.
    1960 - National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam (Viet Cong) is formed.
    1984 - The Summit tunnel fire is the largest underground fire in history, as a freight train carrying over 1 million litres of petrol derails near the town of Todmorden in the Pennines.
    1989 - Operation Just Cause: United States sends troops into Panama to overthrow government of Manuel Noriega.
    1995 - NATO begins peacekeeping in Bosnia.
    1996 - NeXT merges with Apple Computer, starting the path to Mac OS X.
    1999 - Vermont's Supreme Court rules that homosexual couples are entitled to same benefits and protections as married heterosexual couples.

    1537 - King John III of Sweden (d. 1592)
    1868 - Harvey Firestone, American automobile pioneer (d. 1938)
    1946 - Uri Geller, Israeli psychic

    217 - Pope Zephyrinus
    860 - King Ethelbald of Wessex
    1937 - Erich Ludendorff, German general (b. 1865)
    1968 - John Steinbeck, American writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
    1996 - Carl Sagan, American astronomer and writer (b. 1934)

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    December 21st

    69 - Year of the four emperors: Following Galba, Otho and Vitellius, Vespasian becomes the fourth Emperor of Rome within a year.
    1620 - Plymouth Colony: William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims land on what is now known as Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts.
    1861 - Lord Lyons, the British minister to the United States, meets with United States Secretary of State William Seward concerning Confederate envoys arrested by the United States Navy in order to prevent war between the United States and the United Kingdom.
    1872 - HMS Challenger sails from Portsmouth on the four-year scientific expedition that would lay the foundation for the science of oceanography.
    1880 - Isle of Man becomes first political entity that allows women to vote.
    1891 - First basketball game played.
    1898 - Marie and Pierre Curie discover radium.
    1913 - First crossword puzzle published.
    1914 - First feature-length silent film comedy, Tillie's Punctured Romance, starring Marie Dressler, Mabel Normand and Charles Chaplin, is released.
    1923 - Nepal changes from British protectorate to independent state.
    1933 - Newfoundland becomes a crown colony.
    1937 - First screening of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the first feature-length animated movie.
    1958 - Charles de Gaulle is elected as the first President of France and establishes the Fifth Republic.
    1979 - The Lancaster House Agreement was signed, effectively ending the white rule in Rhodesia under Ian Smith.
    1988 - A terrorist bomb explodes and crashes Pan Am flight 103, a Boeing 747, over Lockerbie, Scotland killing 270, including eleven on the ground.
    2012 - The Long Count of the Maya calendar recycles according to the most popular correlation. A minority argues that it does so on December 23, 2012.

    1118 - Thomas Becket, Lord Chancellor of England and Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1170)
    1879 - Joseph Stalin, Leader of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1953 (d. 1953)
    1921 - Vampira, Finnish actress
    1937 - Jane Fonda, American actress and activist
    1940 - Frank Zappa, American musician (d. 1993)
    1965 - Andy Dick, American actor and comedian
    1966 - Kiefer Sutherland, Canadian actor

    1308 - Henry I of Hesse (b. 1244)
    1824 - James Parkinson, English physician, geologist, paleontologist, and political activist (b. 1755)

    [And this phrasing will either make you smile or cry, italics by me: -Arc]

    The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.

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    This Day In History

    See who was born, who died, what happened, and what religious and civil holidays are celebrated on your birthday, or any other day;

    I share a birthday with, of all people, Dr. Seuss, Lou Reed and Jon Bon Jovi, as well as the more respectable King Robert II of Scotland, Janos Arany, Bedrich Friedrich Smetana and Pope Pius XII.

    Tsar' Nikolai II, D.H.Lawrence and Howard Carter died on my birthday.

    871 Battle at Marton: Ethelred of Wessex beat a Danish invasion army
    1836 Republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico
    1970 Rhodesia becomes independent republic

    Anglican : Commemoration of St Chad [d. 672], Bishop of Lichfield [earlier made Bishop of Northumbria by King Oswiu! ]

    Last but not ... oh okay, AND 'least';
    Burma : Peasant's Day

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    AW: This Day In History

    Some examples:


    1927 Günter Grass Germany, novelist/poet (The Tin Drum)
    1958 Tim Robbins, actor (Bull Durham, Cadillac Man)


    1793 Marie Antoinette queen of France, beheaded in France

    On this day...

    1775 Portland, Maine burned by British
    1861 Confederacy starts selling postage stamps
    1923 Disney Co founded
    1940 Warsaw Ghetto established
    1946 10 Nazi leaders hanged as war criminals after Nuremberg trials
    1964 China becomes world's 5th nuclear power
    1978 Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected supreme pontiff-John Paul II
    1985 Intel introduces 32-bit 80386 microcomputer chip


    Jamaica : National Heroes Day
    World : World Food Day
    Alaska : Alaska Day (1867)

    Thought for the day:

    " He is truly wise who gains wisdom from another`s mishap. "

    * Verräter verfallen der Feme! *

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    Re: This Day In History

    Birthdates which occurred on your SELECTED date of February 12:

    1211 Henry VII Roman catholic German king (1220-35)

    Charles Darwin Shrewsbury England, discovered evolution (Origin of species)

    1809 Abraham Lincoln Hodgenville KY, (R) 16th President (1861-65)

    1980 Christina Ricci actress (Wednesday-Addams Family, Mermaids, Casper)

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    Birthdates which occurred on your SELECTED date of August 31:

    __12 Caligula (Gaius Caesar), 3rd Roman emperor (37-41 AD)
    1811 Theophile Gautier Tarbas France, writer/poet (Albertus)
    1834 Amilcare Ponchielli Paderno Italy, composer (I Lituani)
    1870 Maria Montessori Italy, educator (spontaneous response)
    1880 Queen Mother Wilhelmina Netherlands (1890-1948)
    1885 DuBose Heyward novelist (Porgy)
    1889 A Provost Idell father of modern volleyball
    1897 Frederic March Wisc, actor (Dr Jeckyll-Acad Awards 1932/1946)
    19-- Noble Willingham Mineola Tx, actor (Cutter to Houston)
    19-- Rick Porter actress (Another World)
    1903 Arthur Godfrey radio, TV host (Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scout)
    1903 Sir Bernard Lovell England, radio astronomer, founded Jodrell Bank
    1905 Dore Schary producer/writer/director (Act 1, Boys Town, Big City)
    1907 Ram¢n Magsaysay Phillipines, statesman (US Legion of Merit-1952)
    1908 William Saroyan US, novelist/playwright (Time of Your Life)
    1914 Richard Basehart Zanesville Oh, actor (Voyage to Bottom of Sea)
    1916 Daniel Schorr broadcast journalist (CBS)
    1918 Alan Jay Lerner lyricist composer (Lerner & Leowe-My Fair Lady)
    1919 Richard Basehart actor (Voyage to Bottom of the Sea)
    1924 Buddy (Leonard) Hackett Bkln, comedian (God's Little Acre, Music Man)
    1928 James Coburn Laurel Nebr, actor (Our Man Flint, Magnificent Seven)
    1930 Tiny Little Jr Worthington Minn, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show)
    1931 Dan Rather news anchor (CBS-TV)
    1931 Jean Beliveau hockey star (Montreal Canadiens)
    1935 Eldridge Cleaver Black Panther turned Republican
    1935 Frank Robinson baseball player/manager (MVP 1961-NL 1966-AL)
    1937 Warren Berlinger Bkln, actor (Larry-Joey Bishop Shop, Take Two)
    1940 Alain Calmat France, figure skater (Olympic-silver-1964)
    1942 Carole Wells Shreveport La, actress (Pistols n Petticoats)
    1945 Itzhak Perlman Tel Aviv Israel, violinist/polio victim
    1945 Leonid I Popov cosmonaut (Soyuz 35, 40, T-7)
    1945 Van Morrison Belfast, singer (Here Comes the Night)
    1949 Richard Gere Phila Pa, actor (Breathless, Cotton Club)
    1952 Rudolf Schenker heavy metal rocker (Scorpions-No One Like You)
    1954 Tula [Barry Kenneth Cossey], Engld, transexual (For Your Eyes Only)
    1957 Glenn Tilbrook guitarist/vocalist (Squeeze-Tempted)
    1958 Edwin C Moses track star (hurdler, Olympic-gold-1984)
    1959 Rachel Dennison Knoxville Tn, actress (Doralee Rhodes-9 to 5)
    1961 David Chastain heavy metal rocker (Chastain-Rule of Wasteland)
    1963 Reb Beach heavy metal rocker (Winger-17)
    1970 Debbie Gibson Brooklyn NY, singer (Only in My Dreams)
    1977 Paul Garber helped establish Air & Space Museum in Washington DC

    Deaths which occurred on August 31:

    1057 Leofric husband of Lady Godiva, dies
    John Bunyan preacher/novelist/author of "Pilgrim's Progress,", dies
    William Barber 6th US chief engraver (1844-79), dies
    Mary Ann Nicholls a 42-year-old prostitute, was found stabbed to
    death in London, 1st of at least five murders by Jack the Ripper
    George F Broque cubist painter, dies at 81 in Paris
    Carole Coleman singer (Face the Music), dies at 42
    Rocky Marciano former heavyweight champ, dies in a plane crash
    Dennis O'Keefe actor (Suspicion), dies at 60
    Nat (Sweetwater) Clifton NY Knick, dies at 65 of a heart attack

    On this day...

    1535 Pope Paul II deposed & excommunicated King Henry VIII
    1772 Hurricane destroy ships off Dominica
    1778 British kill 17 Stockbridge indians in the Bronx during Revolution
    1829 The opera "Guillaume Tell" is produced (Paris)
    1842 US Naval Observatory authorized by an act of Congress
    1850 Calif pioneers organized at Montgomery & Clay Streets
    1864 Atlanta Campaign-Battle of Jonesborough
    1881 1st US tennis championships (Newport, RI)
    1886 1st major earthquake recorded in eastern US, at Charleston, SC
    1886 Crocker-Woolworth National Bank organized
    1887 Thomas A Edison patents Kinetoscope, (produces moving pictures)
    1889 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Cardboard Box" (BG)
    1894 Phillies Billy Hamilton steals 7 bases
    1895 1st pro football game (QB John Brallier paid $10 & won 12-0)
    1900 Dodgers' Brickyard Kennedy walks 6 straight Phillies
    1902 Split skirt 1st worn by Mrs Adolph Landeburg (horse rider)
    1903 Joe McGinnity wins his 3rd doubleheader of the month
    1907 England, Russia & France form the Triple Entente
    1915 Chic White Sox Jimmy Lavender no-hits NY Giants, 2-0
    1919 Communist Labor Party of America formed in Chicago
    1919 Petlyura's Ukranian Army kills 35 members of a Jewish defense group
    1934 1st football all star game-Bears tie collegians 0-0 in Chicago
    1935 1st national skeet championship (Indianapolis)
    1935 Chicago White Sox Vern Kennedy no-hits Cleveland Indians, 5-0
    1935 FDR signs an act prohibiting export of US arms to belligerents
    1941 Great Gildersleeve, a spin-off of Fibber McGee & Molly debuts on NBC
    1950 Dodger Gil Hodges hits 4 HRs & a single in a game vs Braves
    1954 Census Bureau established
    1954 Hurricane Carol (1st major named storm) hits New England, 70 die
    1955 1st microwave TV station operated (Lufkin, Tx)
    1955 1st sun-powered automobile demonstrated, Chicago, Ill
    1957 Malaya (Malaysia) gains independence from Britain (National Day)
    1959 Australia defeats US for tennis' Davis Cup
    1960 Agricultural Hall of Fame established
    1962 Trinidad & Tobago gain independence from Britain (National Day)
    1965 House of Reps joins Senate establish Dept of Housing & Urban Develop
    1968 6,000 die in 7.8 quake destroys 60,000 buildings in NE Iran
    1968 Private Eye magazine reports a John Lennon & Yoko Ono album will have a picture of them nude on the cover
    1969 25,000 attend New Orleans Pop Festival
    1970 Lonnie McLucas, a Black Panther activist, convicted
    1970 US defeats German FR for tennis' Davis Cup
    1971 Dave Scott becomes 1st person to drive a car on the Moon
    1972 Olga Korbut, USSR, wins olympic gold medal in gymnastics
    1973 1st heavyweight championship fight in Japan (Foreman beats Roman)
    1977 Aleksandr Fedotov sets aircraft alt rec of 38.26 km (125,524')
    1978 Symbionese Liberation Army founders William & Emily Harris plead guilty to 1974 kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst
    1979 Comet Howard-Koomur-Michels collides with the Sun
    1979 Donald McHenry named to succeed Andrew Young as UN ambassador
    1980 Poland's Solidarity labor union founded
    1983 Edwin Moses of USA sets the 400m hurdle record (47.02) in Koblenz
    1984 Pinklin Thomas defeats Tim Witherspoon for the WBC heavyweight title
    1985 "Prakas" sets trotting mile record of 1:53.4 at Du Quoin, Ill
    1985 Night Stalker suspect that terrorized S Calif captured in East LA
    1986 Aeromexico jet & small plane collide kill 82
    1986 Soviet passenger ship Adm Nakhimov, collides with a merchant vessel
    1987 Curtis Strange sets golf's earning for the year record ($697,385)
    1988 5-day power blackout of downtown Seattle begins


    Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

    Afghanistan : Pashtunistan Day
    England, Channel Is, Northern Ireland, Wales : Bank Holiday - - - - - ( Monday )
    Malaysia : Malaysia Day (1957)
    Trinidad & Tobago : Independence Day (1962)
    US : Festal Day/Order of the Eastern Star (Robert Morris' birthday)
    Hong Kong : Liberation Day (1945) - - - - - ( Monday )

    Religious Observances

    Ang : Commem of Aidan, bishop of Lindisfarne, monastic founder
    RC : Comm of St Raymund Nonnatus, cardinal, ransomer of captives
    Luth : Commemoration of John Bunyan, teacher

    Religious History

    1688 Death of English Puritan clergyman and writer John Bunyan, 69. Imprisoned several times between 1660 and 1672, Bunyan used these periods of isolation to pen his two literary masterpieces, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners (1666) and Pilgrim's Progress (1678).
    1757 Anglican clergyman and hymnwriter John Newton wrote in a letter: 'I am persuaded that love and humility are the highest attainments in the school of Christ and the brightest evidences that He is indeed our Master.'
    1824 Birth of Anna B. Warner, American hymnwriter. She never married, but lived with her sister Susan in New York state. In 1860, a novel they co-authored contained a poem which became one of the most beloved of all children's hymns: I Know.'
    1861 Birth of Jesse Brown Pounds, American hymnwriter. During her lifetime she published nine books, 50 cantatas and over 400 religious song texts. Three of her hymns remain popular today: "Anywhere With Jesus," "I Know That My Redeemer Liveth" and "The Way of the Cross Leads Home."
    1870 Birth of Maria Montessori, Italian educator. She developed a theory of teaching which emphasized a reinforcement of initiative, and a freedom of movement for the child. Her theory of elementary education has since been named, appropriately, the "Montessori Method."

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    Re: This Day In History

    on your SELECTED date of August 05:

    1962 Marilyn Monroe found dead of apparent self-inflicted drug overdose

    1264 Anti-Jewish riots break out in Arnstadt Germany
    1583 Gilbert claims Newfoundland (1st English colony in North America)
    1772 1st partition of Poland, between Austria, Prussia & Russia
    1861 US Army abolishes flogging
    1861 US levies its 1st Income Tax (3% of incomes over $800)
    1864 Spectrum of a comet observed for 1st time, by Giovanni Donati
    1884 Cornerstone for Statue of Liberty laid on Bedloe's Island (NYC)
    1901 Peter O'Connor of Ireland, sets then long jump record at 24' 11 3/4"
    1945 Atom Bomb dropped on Hiroshima (Aug 6th in Japan)
    1960 Upper Volta (Burkina Faso) gains independence from France
    1962 Nelson Mandela arrested for incitement & illeagally leaving S Afr
    1963 Britain, US & USSR sign nuclear test ban treaty
    1964 US begins bombing North Vietnam
    1966 Martin Luther King Jr stoned during Chicago march
    1966 Beatles release "Revolver" album in US
    1973 USSR launches Mars 6


    World : Test Ban Day (Int'l Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War)

    Religious History

    1570 Spanish Jesuits led by Fray Batista Segura arrived in the Chesapeake Bay area of Virginia, for the purpose of converting the American Indians to Christianity. (Unfortunately, six months later, the entire group was massacred by the very Indians they had come to evangelize.)

    Thought for the day :

    " The attacker must vanquish; the defender need only survive. "
    "...The moral man is a lower species than the immoral, a weaker species; indeed - he is a type in regard to morality, but not a type in himself; a copy...the measure of his value lies outside him. ... I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage; I do not account the evil and painful character of existence a reproach to it, but hope rather that it will one day be more evil and painful than hitherto..." (Nietzsche)

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    Re: This Day In History

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom View Post
    1775 Portland, Maine burned by British
    Ooopsy Daisy.
    World : World Food Day
    Superb! Did you celebrate?
    Quote Originally Posted by Tvrtko_Kotromanic View Post
    1809 Charles Darwin Shrewsbury England, discovered evolution (Origin of species)

    Quote Originally Posted by Frans_Jozef View Post
    __12 Caligula (Gaius Caesar), 3rd Roman emperor (37-41 AD)

    I've yet to spot the resemblances!
    1057 Leofric husband of Lady Godiva, dies

    And lives again on Skadi!
    1688 John Bunyan preacher/novelist/author of "Pilgrim's Progress,", dies

    Good hymn writer too.
    1535 Pope Paul II deposed & excommunicated King Henry VIII

    Wasn't it rather the other way round?
    1778 British kill 17 Stockbridge indians in the Bronx during Revolution

    Rather scraping the barrel as far as 'historical events' are concerned?
    It seems every little bad thing we did in America is in this web database!
    Ang : Commem of Aidan, bishop of Lindisfarne, monastic founder

    Another contemporary and intimate acquaintance of King Oswiu!
    Oswiu probably even acted as interpreter for him.
    Quote Originally Posted by Suut View Post
    1583 Gilbert claims Newfoundland (1st English colony in North America

    1570 Spanish Jesuits led by Fray Batista Segura arrived in the Chesapeake Bay area of Virginia, for the purpose of converting the American Indians to Christianity. (Unfortunately, six months later, the entire group was massacred by the very Indians they had come to evangelize.)
    That's not in Michener's book!
    " The attacker must vanquish; the defender need only survive. "
    Rather apt for you, SuuT.

    Thread of the Day, by the way! [THanks Raven!]

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    Re: This Day In History

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    Birthdates which occurred on your SELECTED date of May 30:
    1220 Alexander Nevski [Aleksandr] Russian great ruler (1252-63)
    1524 Selîm II Sari the blonde, sultan of Turkey (1566-74)
    1578 Valentin Dretzel composer
    1623 Wallerand Vaillant painter/engraver, baptized
    1672 Peter I "the Great" Romanov tsar of Russia (1682-1725)
    1757 Henry Addington Viscount Sidmouth (C), British PM (1801-04)
    1797 Johann Christian Lobe composer
    1800 Karl W Feuerbach German mathematician (Position of Feuerbach)
    1808 Joaquim Casimiro Jr composer
    1812 John Alexander McClernand Major General (Union volunteers)
    1829 Levin Goldschmidt German business law expert
    1830 Edward Winslow Hinks Brevet Major General (Union volunteers)
    1832 George Doherty Johnston Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
    1835 Alfred Austin Leeds England, poet laureate of England (Garden)
    1844 Louis Varney composer
    1845 Amadeus I duke of Aosta/king of Spain (1870-73)
    1846 Peter Carl Fabergé Russia, goldsmith/jeweler/egg maker
    1847 Alice Sophia Stopford Green Ireland, proponent of Irish independence
    1853 Andries André Dutch actor/husband of Geertruida Meeuwissen
    1853 Karl Fritjof Valentin composer
    1859 Pierre Marie Felix Janet France, psychologist/neurologist
    1867 Arthur Vining Davis Sharon MA, CEO (Alcoa-1910-57)
    1879 Colin Blythe cricketer (outstanding English slow lefty pre-WWI)
    1881 George von Küchler German fieldmarshal (Invasion Netherlands)
    1883 Riccardo Zandonai composer
    1887 Alexander Archipenko Ukraine sculptor/lithographer
    1887 Gino Tagliapietra composer
    1888 James A Farley postmaster general (1933-38)
    1891 Iman J van den Bosch Belgian resistance fighter
    1894 Hubertus J van Mook Dutch minister of Colonies (1942-45)
    1895 Maurice Tate cricketer (great England pace bowler of 20's)
    1896 Howard Hawks Goshen IN, director/producer (Rio Bravo, Scarface)
    19-- John Terlesky actor (Dakota-Guns of Paradise)
    19-- Michel Langevin Canada, rock drummer (Voivod-Angel Rat)
    19-- Scott Holmes actor (Tom-As the World Turns)
    19-- Steve West rocker (Danger Danger-Screw It)
    1901 Cornelia Otis Skinner Chicago IL, writer (When Our Hearts Were Young & Gay)
    1902 Seton Howard Frederick Lloyd archaeologist
    1902 Stepin Fetchit [Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry] Key West FL, actor (In Old Kentucky, Miracle in Harlem)
    1903 Countee Cullen Baltimore MD, poet (Black Christ & Other Poems)
    1903 Ray Howard-Jones artist
    1904 Ernesto de la Guardia Jr President of Panamá (1956-60)
    1908 Hannes OG Alfvén Swedish physicist (Nobel 1970)
    1908 Mel[vin Jerome] Blanc San Francisco CA, voice (Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd & Porky Pig)
    1909 Benny Goodman Chicago IL, clarinetist/bandleader (King of Swing)
    1909 George Headley cricketer (in Panamá All-time great West Indies batsman)
    1911 Douglas Fowley New York NY, actor (Grandpa-Pistols 'n' Petticoats)
    1912 Alexander Langsdorf physicist
    1912 Hugh Griffith Anglesey Wales, actor (Ben Hur, Mutiny on the Bounty, Oliver!)
    1912 Joseph Stein dramatist/playwright (Fiddler on the Roof)
    1912 Julian Gustave Symons writer
    1913 Cedric Thorpe Davie composer
    1914 Bobby Sherwood Indianapolis IN, orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show)
    1915 Jerome Bert Weisner military scientist/disarmer
    1916 Dr Joseph W Kennedy scientist (1 of 4 discoverers of plutonium)
    1920 George London Montréal Canada, baritone (Dr Greenvil-La Traviata)
    1920 John Heawood actor/singer/choreographer (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)
    1922 Harry Clement Stubbs US, sci-fi author (Needle, Iceworld)
    1923 Jimmy Lydon Harrington Park NJ, actor (Richard-Love That Jill)
    1924 Norbert Schemansky USA, middle heavyweight (Olympics-gold-1952)
    1925 Claude Prey composer
    1925 Eddy Bruma Suriname politician
    1925 Gerard John Toorenaar political commissar in Amsterdam (1975-79)
    1926 Christine Jorgensen pioneer transsexual
    1926 Edouard Van Remoortel Brussels, conductor (1958-62 St Louis Symphony)
    1926 James Whitman McLamore businessman
    1927 Clint Walker Hartford IL, actor (Kodiak, Cheyenne, Dirty Dozen)
    1927 Dick Noel Brooklyn NY, TV host (It's a Small Wonder)
    1927 Evelyn Wesler Zemel US, author (American Glass Animals)
    1928 Agnès Varda French photograph/director (Cléo de 5 à 7, Le bonheur)
    1928 John Keith Wright English economist/assistant Secretary of State (1971-84)
    1929 Michael Mellinger Bavaria, actor (Goldfinger)
    1932 Pauline Oliveros Houston TX, composer (Sound Patterns)
    1932 Seppo Antero Yrjonpoika Nummi composer
    1934 Alexei A Leonov Siberia USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod II, Soyuz 19)
    1936 Galina Shostakovich daughter of Russian composer Dmitri
    1936 Keir Dullea Cleveland OH, actor (2001, 2010, David & Lisa)
    1936 Roy Harford cricketer (brother of Noel New Zealand wicketkeeper vs India 1968)
    1936 Ruta Lee actress (Operation Eichmann, Marjorie Morningstar)
    1937 Arthur C Jacobs poet
    1938 Wilfried A de Pree Dutch MP (PvdA)/theologist
    1939 Michael J Pollard Passaic NJ, actor (Bonnie & Clyde, Roxanne)
    1940 David Ackroyd Orange NJ, actor (I Come in Peace, Memories of Me)
    1942 Dan Miller (Representative-R-FL)
    1942 Lenny Davidson London England, rock guitarist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over)
    1943 Gale Sayers NFL running back (Chicago Bears)
    1945 Meredith MacRae Houston TX, actress (Petticoat Junction, My 3 Sons)
    1946 Candy Lightner political activist/founder (MADD)
    1947 Jocelyne Bourassa LPGA golfer
    1949 Bob Willis cricketer (superb England fast bowler 1971-84)
    1951 Stephen Tobolowsky Dallas TX, actor (Single White Female, Thelma & Louise)
    1952 Zoltan Kocsis composer
    1953 Colm Meaney actor (Star Trek Deep Space 9)
    1955 Nicky "Topper" Headon English drummer (Clash-Complete Control)
    1957 Allison Roe Auckland New Zealand, marathoner (NYC-1981)
    1957 Chris Van Jaarsveld guitarist (Sleeze Beez)
    1957 Michael Clayton Melbourne Victoria Australia, Australasia golfer
    1958 Marie Fredriksson Ostra-Ljuajak Sweden, singer (Roxette-Must Have Been Love)
    1958 Michael E Lopez-Alegria Madrid Spain, US Navy Lieutenant Commander/astronaut (STS 73, sk 92)
    1958 Ted McGinley Newport Beach CA, actor (Love Boat, Married With Children, Dynasty)
    1960 Stephen "Tea Tower" Duffy rocker (Lilac Time-Paradise Song)
    1961 Ella Arolovich Leningrad USSR, model
    1961 Ralph Carter New York NY, actor (Michael Evans-Good Times)
    1961 Trey Parker rapper/actor (Newsies, Hull High)
    1962 Jan Gunnarsson Sweden, tennis star
    1962 John Alt NFL tackle (Kansas City Chiefs)
    1962 Tonya Pinkins Chicago IL, actress (Livia Frye-All My Children)
    1963 Helen Patricia Sharman Great Britain, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-12)
    1963 Lynda Wiesmeier Washington DC, playmate (July 1982)
    1964 Nhi Lan Le Vietnam, US fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
    1964 Wynonna [Christina Judd] Ashland KY, singer (Judds-Why Not Me, Love Can Build A Bridge)
    1965 Tammy Parks Rockville Centre NY, actress (Attack of 60' Centerfold)
    1965 Tyronne Stowe NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
    1966 Gary Martin cricket pace bowler (Zimbabwe ODI)
    1967 Benoît Gauthier St Jerome Québec, canoeist (Olympics-96)
    1967 Rechelle Hawkes Albany West Australia, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96)
    1968 Amy Fuller Westlake CA, rower (Olympics-92, 96)
    1968 Jerry Springer White Plains NY, Canadian Tour golfer
    1968 Tim Burgess English rock vocalist (Charlatans-Only One I Know)
    1970 Audrey Wooding LPGA golfer
    1970 Sam Rogers NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
    1971 Drahomir Kadlec Pribham Czechoslovakia, hockey defenseman (Team Czechoslovakia Republic)
    1971 Jiri Slegr Jihlava Czechoslovakia, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers, Olympics-gold-98)
    1971 Kyle Vander Kuyp Australian 110 meter hurdler (Olympics-96)
    1972 Allen Aldridge NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
    1972 Anthony Cook NFL defensive end/defensive tackle (Tennessee Oilers)
    1972 Jeff Jones NFL tackle (Detroit Lions)
    1972 Manny Ramirez Santo Domingo Dominican Republic, outfielder (Cleveland Indians)
    1972 Renita Farrell Townsville Queensland Australia, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96)
    1972 Terry Wilburn WLAF running back (Barcelona Dragons)
    1973 Christine Pavone Miss USA-Connecticut (1997)
    1973 Jennifer Darst Dallas TX, pairs skater (& Arthur Reid)
    1973 Je'Rod Cherry safety (New Orleans Saints)
    1973 Steve Charbonneau CFL defensive linebacker (Montréal Alouettes)
    1974 David Wilkie Ellensburg, NHL defenseman (Montréal Canadiens)
    1976 Omri Hairi Katz Los Angeles CA, actor (Marshall Teller-Eerie Indiana)
    1978 Krassmira Todorava Miss Bulgaria Universe (1997)
    1986 Ashley Slaney daughter of Olympians Mary Decker & Richard Slaney

    Deaths which occurred on May 30:
    0727 Hubertus bishop of Tongeren-Maastricht/saint, dies at about 72
    1035 Boudouin IV count of Flanders (988-1035), dies
    1252 Ferdinand III the holy King of Castilië/León, dies
    1416 Jerome of Prague burned as a heretic by the Church
    1431 Joan of Arc burned as a witch by the English at Rouen at 19
    1434 Prokopius Bohemian leader of taboriets, dies in battle
    1574 Charles IX King of France (1560-74), dies
    1593 Christopher Marlowe British dramatist (Tamburlaine the Great), murdered
    1640 André Duchesne French historian/genealogy, dies
    1640 Peter Paul Rubens Flemish painter, dies at 62
    1718 Arnold J van Keppel Earl of Albemarle/General, dies at about 48
    1718 Bernard Nieuwentyt physician/theologist, dies at 63
    1744 Alexander Pope English poet (Eloisa to Abelard), dies at 56
    1746 Giovanni Antonio Pollarolo composer, dies at 69
    1778 Voltaire [François-Marie Arouet] French writer (Candide), dies at 42
    1791 Ildephons Haas composer, dies at 56
    1797 Carl Ludwig Junker composer, dies at 48
    1809 Johan B Scheffer portrait painter, dies at about 43
    1833 Josef Slavik composer, dies at 27
    1840 Dominique J de Eerens Governor-General of Dutch-Indies, dies at 59
    1864 James Barbour Terrill US attorney/Confederate Brigadier-General, dies at 26
    1865 William Clarke Quantrill criminal/Confederate bushwhacker, dies at 27
    1870 Gustave Vogt composer, dies at 89
    1906 William Yeates Hurlstone composer, dies at 30
    1912 Wilbur Wright US aviation pioneer, dies
    1918 Georgi V Plechanov Russian revolutionary theorist, dies
    1919 Lord John Raleigh British physicist (Nobel 1904), dies
    1922 David Mendes Chumaceiro Curaçaos poet (Adelfas), dies at 45
    1923 Camille Chevillard composer, dies at 63
    1923 Charles Fichardt cricketer (South Africa batsman in 2 Tests 1892-96), dies
    1935 Lothar Windsperger composer, dies at 49
    1938 Raden Sutomo Indonesian freedom fighter, dies at 49
    1940 Y de Smit-Rog eldest Dutchman, dies at 104
    1944 Jessie Ralph actress (Good Earth, San Francisco), dies at 79
    1945 Irma Laplasse Flemish farmer/Nazi collaborator, executed
    1947 Sidney Hugo Nicholson composer, dies at 72
    1951 Hermann Broch writer, dies at 64
    1953 George Barnes cinematographer, dies at 60
    1954 Ahmad Amin Egyptian historian/author, dies at 67
    1957 Toivo R Pekkanen Finnish writer (Black Ecstacy), dies
    1959 Thomas Carl Whitmer composer, dies at 85
    1960 Boris Pasternak Russian poet (Dr Zhivago), dies at 70
    1961 Rafael L Trujillo Molina dictator Dominican Republic (1930-61), murdered at 69
    1964 Leo Szilard Hungarians/US nuclear physicst, dies at 66
    1966 Wäinö V Aaltonen Finnish sculptor, dies at 72
    1967 Claude Rains actor (Invisible Man), dies at 77
    1969 Gaston Brenta composer, dies at 66
    1969 John Cipollini guitarist, dies of ephysema at 45
    1971 Audie Murphy WWII hero/actor (Sierra), killed in plane crash at 46
    1971 Marcel Dupré French composer, dies at 85
    1971 Rodd Redwing actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory), dies at 66
    1972 Margaret Ruthven Lang composer, dies at 104
    1973 Hal Hastings orchestra leader (Chevrolet on Broadway), dies at 66
    1975 Michel Simon actor (Panic, Plague, Two of Us), dies at 80
    1975 Steve Prefontaine middle-long distance runner, dies in one-car accident at 24
    1977 Claire Goll writer, dies at 86
    1977 Paul Desmond US jazz saxophonist, dies at 52
    1979 Jack Raine actor (Quartet), dies at 82
    1980 Carl Radle bassist (Derek & Dominoes), dies of a kidney ailment
    1980 Timmy Caldwell rocker (Marshall Tucker Band), dies
    1981 Ziaur Rahmen President of Bangladesh, is assassinated
    1983 Alfred M Gruenther US General/NATO-commander (1953-56), dies at 84
    1986 Hank Mobley US jazz saxophonist, dies at 55
    1987 Frank Carlson (Governor/Representative/Senator-R-KS), dies at 94
    1987 Turk Murphy jazz trombonist, dies at 71
    1988 Ella Raines actress (Uncle Harry, Runaround, Impact), dies at 66
    1989 Zinka Milanov Metropolitan Opera Diva, dies of a stroke at 83
    1991 Manolo Gomez Bur Spanish comedian dies at 74
    1992 Daniel Addes actor (Victor-Sunst Grill), dies at 59
    1992 Karl Carstens President German Federal Republic (1979-84), dies at 77
    1992 Leen 't Hart organist/composer, dies at 72
    1993 Herman S Blount Sun Ra, US jazz pianist (Solar Arkestra), dies at 79
    1993 Sun Ra blues pianist/orchestra leader, dies of strokes at 79
    1994 Baron Marcel Bich inventor (Bic Pen), dies at 79
    1994 Ezra Taft Benson 13th head of Mormon Church, dies at 94
    1994 Jean Gattegno translator/scholar, dies at 58
    1994 Juan Carlos Onetti Uruguayan writer (La vida breve), dies at 85
    1994 Marcel Bich Italian/French baron/pen manufacturer (Bic), dies at 79
    1995 Bobby Stokes soccer star, dies at 44
    1995 Philip Owen A Sherrard scholar theologian poet/translator, dies at 72
    1995 Ted Drake soccer star, dies at 82
    1995 Thomas Dorrington Tomlinson British national park warden, dies at 87
    1996 Bob Stroup trombonist, dies at 57
    1996 John Cameron judge, dies at 96
    1996 John Kahn bassist, dies at 47
    1996 Leon-Etienne Duval archbishop/cardinal, dies at 92
    Reported: MISSING in ACTION
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    On this day...
    1035 Boudouin V van Rijsel becomes earl of Flanders
    1087 German emperor Henry IV crowns his son Koenraad
    1100 Burchard becomes bishop of Utrecht
    1381 English boer uprising begins in Essex
    1434 Battle at Lipany
    1498 Columbus departs with 6 ships for 3rd trip to America
    1522 French troops driven out of Genoa
    1527 University of Marburg (Germany) founded
    1536 English king Henry VIII marries Jane Seymour
    1539 Spanish explorer Fernando de Soto discovers Florida
    1574 Henry III follows brother Charles IX as king of France
    1574 Sea battle at Lillo Belgium (Adolf Van Haemstede vs Louis de Boisot)
    1584 Earl Adolf van Nieuwenaar/Meurs becomes viceroy of Gelderland
    1588 Spanish Aramada under Medina-Sidonia departs Lisbon to invade England
    1631 France/Maximilian van Bavarian signs Accord of Fontainebleau
    1635 Emperor Ferdinand II & Saksen sign Peace of Prague
    1646 Spain & Netherlands signs temporary cease fire
    1783 Benjamin Tower of Philadelphia publishes 1st daily newspaper in US
    1793 Georges Couthon chosen member of French Committee the Salut Public
    1808 Napoleon annexes Tuscany & gave it seats in French Senate
    1814 1st Treaty of Paris, after Napoleon's 1st abdication
    1821 James Boyd patents Rubber Fire Hose
    1822 House slave betrays Denmark Vesey conspiracy (37 blacks hanged)
    1832 Evariste Galois give his theory on free assembly (dies in duel May 31)
    1842 John Francis attempts to assassinate Queen Victoria
    1848 2nd battle at Gioto: Sardinia-Piemonte beats Austrians
    1848 México ratifies treaty giving US; New Mexico, California & parts of Nevada, Utah, Arizona & Colorado in return for $15 million
    1848 William G Young patents ice cream freezer
    1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act repealed Missouri Compromise opens north slavery
    1858 Hudson Bay Company's rights to Vancouver Island revoked
    1862 Battle of Booneville MS - captured General Beauregard evacuates Corinth MS
    1862 Battle of Front Royal VA
    1864 Battle of Bethesda Church VA
    1864 Cavalry fight at Old Church (Totopotomoy Creek) VA
    1866 The opera "Die Verkaufte Braut" premieres (Prague)
    1868 Memorial Day 1st observed when 2 women in Columbus MS placed flowers on both Confederate & Union graves
    1872 Mahlon Loomis patents wireless telegraphy
    1879 92º F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland OH in May
    1879 Gilmore Garden (NYC) renamed Madison Square Garden
    1883 Rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse caused a stampede that kills 12
    1889 The brassiere is invented
    1890 1st Dodger homerun (Dave Foutz)
    1894 Bobby Lowe is 1st to hit 4 homeruns in 1 baseball game
    1895 W G Grace scores his 1,000th Cricket run of the season after 22 days
    1896 1st car accident occurs, Henry Wells hit a bicyclist (NYC)
    1899 24th Preakness: R Clawson aboard Half Time wins in 1:47
    1901 Hall of Fame for Great American on NYU campus dedicated
    1903 28th Preakness: W Gannon aboard Flocarline wins in 1:44.8
    1904 Frank Chance gets hit by pitch 5 times in a doubleheader
    1906 40th Belmont Stakes: Lucien Lyne aboard Burgomaster wins in 2:20
    1907 41st Belmont Stakes: G Mountain aboard Peter Pan wins
    1908 1st federal workmen's compensation law approved
    1908 42nd Belmont Stakes: Joe Notter aboard Colin wins
    1908 Aldrich Vineland Currency Act forerunner to Federal Reserve System
    1908 Paris advocate E Archdeacon is 1st passenger in a airplane
    1908 US Assay Office in Salt Lake City UT authorized
    1909 National Conference on the Negro is held
    1909 Reuben Siegel laid cornerstone of 1st home in Tel-Aviv
    1910 44th Belmont Stakes: James Butwell aboard Sweep wins in 2:22
    1912 US Marines sent to Nicaragua
    1913 1st Balkan War ends, Treaty of London
    1913 John McGraw joins Fred Clarke, Cap Anson, Frank Selee, & Connie Mack as managers who have won 1,000 games
    1913 New country of Albania is formed
    1921 Lord Dunsany's "If" premieres in London
    1921 Memorial to Captain Eddie Grant, killed in WWI, unveiled at Polo Grounds
    1921 Salzburg Austria votes to join Germany
    1922 Cubs swap Max Flack for Cardinals Cliff Heathcote during the middle of a doubleheader. Both play for both teams that day
    1922 Latvia & Vatican sign accord
    1922 Lincoln Memorial dedicated
    1923 Howard Hanson's 1st Symphony "Nordic" premieres
    1924 Socialist Matteotti falls in Italian parliament by fascists
    1925 British mariners shoot on demonstrators
    1925 Peter DePaolo became 1st man to average over 100 mph at Indianapolis 500
    1925 Roger Hornsby replaces Branch Rickey as manager of Cardinals
    1927 Walter Johnson records 113th & last shutout of his career
    1930 Bill Arnold wins Indianapolis 500 car race (161.6 kph)
    1931 Phillies Chuck Klein homers off Ben Cantwell (Braves) in both ends DH
    1932 Yankees dedicate a plaque to Miller Huggins
    1933 Patent on invisible glass installation
    1935 Babe Ruth's final game, goes hitless for Braves against Phillies
    1937 20th PGA Championship: Denny Shute at Pittsburgh FC Aspinwall PA
    1937 61,756, 2nd-largest crowd in Polo Grounds history, sees Dodgers end Carl Hubbell's consecutive-game winning streak at 24 over 2 seasons
    1937 Memorial Day Massacre - Chicago police shoot on union marchers at Republic Steel Plant in Chicago, 10 die
    1938 Yankees sweep Red Sox 10-0 & 5-4 in front of 83,533 at Yankee Stadium
    1941 1st anti semitic measures in Serbia
    1941 English Army enters Baghdad, chasing pro-German coup government
    1941 German capture Kreta
    1942 1,047 bombers bomb Cologne in RAF's raid of WWII
    1942 Reichsführer Himmler arrives in Prague
    1942 Satchel Paige pitches 5 innings to defeat Dizzy Dean All-Stars 8-1
    1942 US aircraft carrier Yorktown leaves Pearl Harbor
    1943 French General De Gaulle arrives in Algiers
    1943 US troops reconquer Attu Aleutians
    1944 Transport nr 75 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany
    1946 Braves Bernard Malamud homerun shatters Bulova clock in Ebbets Field
    1946 United flight 521 crashes on takeoff at LaGuardia Airport (New York) 42 die
    1948 Schenectady Blue Jays Tom Lasorda strikes out 25 in 15-inning game
    1949 East Germans constitution approved
    1949 NPS/VHP win 1st general election in Suriname
    1949 WRTV TV channel 6 in Indianapolis IN (ABC) begins broadcasting
    1950 Patty Berg wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
    1951 Ezzard Charles beats Joey Maxim in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
    1952 Charlie Grimm succeeds Tommy Holmes as manager of Boston Braves
    1952 Darius Milhaud's "West Point Suite" premieres
    1953 1st major league network baseball game-Cleveland 7, Chicago 2
    1953 23rd French Men's Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats Vic Seixas (6-3 6-4 1-6 6-2)
    1953 23rd French Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly beats Doris Hart (6-2 6-4)
    1954 Dutch bishops forbid membership to non-catholic sporting clubs
    1954 Emile Zatopek runs world record 5K (13:57.2)
    1954 Hector Villa-Lobos' "Odisseia de Uma Raca" premieres
    1955 KMVT TV channel 11 in Twin Falls ID (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
    1955 Said el-Mufti forms Jordan Government
    1955 Tunisia begins domestic self governing
    1956 Bus boycott begins in Tallahassee FL
    1956 Mickey Mantle misses by 18" hitting 1st homerun out of Yankee Stadium
    1956 US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
    1957 Real Madrid wins 2nd Europe Cup 1 in Madrid
    1957 Test Cricket debut for Rohan Kanhai vs England at Edgbaston
    1958 Unidentified soldiers killed in WWII & Korean War buried in Arlington
    1958 US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
    1959 "First Impressions" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 84 performances
    1959 "Nervous Set" closes at Henry Miller's Theater NYC after 23 performances
    1959 Iraq terminates military assistance pact with US due to neutrality
    1959 President Somoza ends emergency crisis in Nicaragua
    1959 President Stroessner disbands Paraguay's parliament
    1959 World's 1st hovercraft (SR-N1) tested at Cowes England
    1961 Dutch DC-8 crashes after takeoff at Lisbon, 62 die
    1961 Roger Maris hits his 10th & 11th of 61 homeruns
    1962 69 killed in bus crash (Ahmedabad India)
    1962 Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem" premieres
    1964 "Beyond the Fringe" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 673 performances
    1964 Beatles' "Love Me Do" single goes #1
    1964 Beatles 1961 record of "Cry for a Shadow" is #1 in Australia
    1964 Giants sweep Mets 5-3 & 8-6 in 23 innings, records include elapsed time of 9:50, 47 strikeouts, 7:22 for 2nd game & New York's 22 K's in 2nd games
    1965 France performs nuclear test at Ecker Algeria (Underground)
    1965 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
    1965 Viet Cong offensive against US base Da Nang, begins
    1965 Vivian Malone, is 1st black to graduate from University of Alabama
    1966 300 US airplanes bomb North Vietnam
    1966 Graham Hill wins Indianapolis 500 car race (232.2 kph)
    1966 US launches Surveyor 1 to the Moon
    1967 Biafra declares independence from Nigeria
    1967 King Hussein of Jordan visits Cairo
    1967 Robert "Evel" Knievel's motorcycle jumps 16 automobiles
    1967 Yankee Whitey Ford, nearing 41, announces his retirement from baseball
    1968 Beatles begin work on their only double album "The Beatles"
    1968 President De Gaulle disbands French parliament
    1968 University church in Leipzig German Democratic Republic, blown up
    1968 West German Parliament accepts emergency crisis law
    1969 Derek Clayton runs world record marathon (2:08:33.6) at Antwerp
    1969 Gibraltar adopts constitution
    1969 People revolt in Willemstad, Curaçao
    1970 "Minnie's Boys" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 80 performances
    1970 Baseball All-Star voting is returned to fans
    1971 36 hospitalized during Grateful Dead concert; after drinking LSD apple juice
    1971 Train crash at Duivendrecht Netherlands, 5 die
    1971 US Mariner 9 1st satellite to orbit Mars launched
    1971 Willie Mays hits his 638th homerun, sets National League record of 1,950 runs scored
    1972 3 Japanese PFL terrorists kill 24, wound 72 at Tel Aviv's Lod International Airport
    1973 Ajax wins 3rd Europe Cup
    1974 10th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yankees beat Mets 9-4
    1975 European Space Agency (ESA) forms
    1975 Wings release "Venus & Mars" album
    1976 22nd LPGA Championship won by Betty Burfeindt
    1976 Bobby Unser sets world record for the fastest pit stop (4 seconds)
    1977 Cleveland Indian Dennis Eckersley no-hits California Angels, 2-0
    1979 Nottingham Forrest wins 24th Europe Cup 1 at Munich
    1979 Pat Underwood makes his pitching debut for Detroit beats brother Tom
    1979 Percom Data Company Inc release Microdos for Radio Shack's TRS-80
    1979 Ted Coombs begins a 5,193 mile roller skate from Los Angeles to NYC
    1980 1st papal visit to France since 1814
    1980 Tiger relief pitcher John Hiller, 37, (who had a 1971 heart attack), retires
    1980 Turner's painting "Juliet & Her Nurse" sells for $6.4 million
    1980 Twins Ken Landreaux ends his hitting streak after 31 games
    1981 "Nightline" extends from 4 nights to 5 nights a week (Friday)
    1981 Bangladesh President Ziaur Rahman is shot by group of rebel officers
    1981 Los Angeles Dodgers are quickest to get 1,000,000 attendence (22 games)
    1982 "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?" closes at Alvin NYC after 5 performances
    1982 Closest Indianapolis 500, Gordon Johncock beats Rick Mears by 0.16 seconds
    1982 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
    1982 Spain becomes 16th member of NATO
    1983 American League president Lee MacPhail suspends Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for one week, for his public criticism of umpires
    1983 Surrey all out for 14 vs Essex, their lowest score ever
    1984 Bomb explodes in rebel leader Eden Pastora headquarters in Nicaragua
    1984 Liverpool wins 29th Europe Cup 1 in Rome
    1984 National League suspends Mario Soto 5 days for Reds-Cubs fight on May 27th
    1985 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 1
    1986 Ariane-2 (ESA) launched
    1986 Bobby Rahal is 1st to average over 170 mph in the Indianapolis 500
    1986 France performs nuclear test
    1987 Mike Tyson TKOs Pinklon Thomas in 6 for World Boxing Council heavyweight boxing title
    1987 North American Philips Company unveils compact disc video
    1987 Tony Tucker TKOs Buster Douglas in 10 for International Boxing Federation heavyweight boxing title
    1987 West German Mathias Rust lands airplane on Red Square
    1989 Margaret Ray pleads guilty to breaking into David Letterman's house
    1990 Dow Jones average hits a record 2,878.56
    1990 Earthquake (6.4) hits Peru, killing 135
    1991 64th National Spelling Bee: Joanne Lagatta wins spelling antipyretic
    1991 Arturo Barrios runs world record one-hour distance (21,096 km)
    1991 Supreme Court rules prosecutors can be sued for legal advice they give police & can be held accountable
    1992 New York Lotto pays $30 million to one winner (#s are 12-15-30-33-40-48)
    1992 New York Yankee pitcher Scott Sanderson becomes 9th to beat all 26 teams
    1992 Paul Simon weds Edie Brickell
    1992 UN votes for sanctions against Serb-led Yugoslavia to halt fighting
    1993 Betsy King wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Game Golf Tournament
    1993 Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
    1996 69th National Spelling Bee: Wendy Guey wins spelling vivisepulture
    1996 Albert Belle uses a forearm to break up a double play & nearly breaks Brewer 2nd baseman Fernando Vina's nose, Belle gets 2 game suspension
    1996 John Tesh's final day as host of "Entertainment Tonight"
    1997 Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X, set afire by 12 year old grandson
    1997 Ken Dryden becomes president of NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs

    Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

    Channel Is, England, N Ireland, Wales : Spring Holiday
    Guam, Puerto Rico, US, US Virgin Islands : Memorial Day
    Lincoln City IN : Nancy Hanks Lincoln Memorial Day
    US : The REAL Memorial Day (Decoration Day) (1868)
    US : Memorial Day/Decoration Day, a legal holiday (1868) - - - - - ( Monday )
    Virginia : Confederate Memorial Day (1868) - - - - - ( Monday )
    Religious Observances
    Roman Catholic : Commemoration of St Felix I, pope [268-73], martyr
    Roman Catholic : Commemoration of St Ferdinand III, Spanish king/patron of engineers
    Roman Catholic : Commemoration of St Jeanne d'Arc, Maid of Orleans, patroness of France
    Religious History
    339 Death of Eusebius, 74, Father of early church history. He attended the Council of Nicea in A.D. 325, and his "Historia Ecclesiastica" contains an abundance of detail on the first three centuries of the Early Church found nowhere else in ancient literature.
    1431 French heroine Joan of Arc, 19, a prisoner of the English, was burned at the stake for heresy. (She was later canonized in 1920 by Benedict XV.)
    1819 Anglican bishop Reginald Heber, 36, penned the words to the missionary hymn, "From Greenland's Icy Mountains."
    1934 The two-day Barmen Synod ended in Germany. The resulting Barmen Declaration affirmed that the German Confessing Church recognized Jesus Christ to be the only authoritative voice of God, in clear contrast to all other (i.e., Nazi) powers representing divine revelation.
    1968 Death of Martin Noth, 66, German Old Testament scholar. Noth was the first authority to note that 1&2 Samuel and 1&2 Kings contain virtually no mention of the classic prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Amos and Hosea.

    Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.
    Additional information supplied by the author. Contact via E-mail: William D. Blake. (
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