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On this day in 2001: US President Bill Clinton awards former US President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service during the Spanish-American War. Eleven of Roosevelt's descendants accept the honor on his behalf.
On this day in 2001: Congolese President Laurent-DTsirT Kabila is assassinated by one of his own bodyguards.
On this day in 2000: In Sacramento, California, a commercial truck carrying evaporated milk is driven into the State Capitol building, killing the driver.
On this day in 1998: David Junior Kimbrough, blues musician, dies at age 67.
On this day in 1998: Peter Diamand, artistic administrator, dies at age 84.
On this day in 1998: NASA announces that John Glenn, age 76, will return to space when the Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off in October.
On this day in 1997: Jim Kensil, NFL president (New York Jets), dies of heart failure at age 66.
On this day in 1997: Ennis Cosby, the 29-year-old only son of actor Bill Cosby, is killed by a gunman while changing a flat tire in Los Angeles, California.
On this day in 1997: Charlie Alfred Galbraith, jazz trombonist, dies at age 76.
On this day in 1997: Anthony Stuart takes ODI hat-trick, Australia versus Pakistan, Melbourne Cricket Ground.
On this day in 1996: Kaye Webb, publisher, dies at age 81.
On this day in 1996: Harry Potts, football player/manager, dies at age 75.
On this day in 1995: An avalanche hits the village S??av?k in Iceland, killing 14 people.
On this day in 1995: William Dillard, trumpeter/singer, dies at age 83.
On this day in 1995: UPN (Universal-Parmount Network) begins telecasting.
On this day in 1994: No?l ForT, Belgian cyclist (Paris-Roubaix 1959), dies at age 61.
On this day in 1994: Scott skates world record 1000m (1:12.54).
On this day in 1994: In Pennsylvania, a magnitude 4.6 earthquake occurs. Felt throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and as far as Baltimore, Maryland and New York City. Also felt at Toronto, Canada.
On this day in 1993: Sathasivam Krishnakumar, Sri Lanka commander, commits suicide.
On this day in 1992: El Salvador officials and rebel leaders sign a pact in Mexico City ending a 12-year civil war that claimed at least 75,000 lives.
On this day in 1992: Roselle Novelle, silent film actress, dies at age 95.
On this day in 1992: El Salvador officials and rebel leaders sign the Chapultepec Peace Accords in Mexico City that ends a 12-year civil war that claimed at least 75,000.
On this day in 1991: U.S. serial killer Aileen Wuornos confesses to the murders of six men.
On this day in 1991: Gulf War: United States begins bombing Iraq in Operation Desert Storm, which began following Operation Desert Shield .
On this day in 1990: Two Bank of Credit and Commerce members plea guilty to money laundering.
On this day in 1989: (to January 18) Race riots occur in Overtown, Miami, Florida.
On this day in 1989: USSR announces plan for two-year manned mission to Mars.
On this day in 1989: Police arrest writer Vaclav Havel in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
On this day in 1988: Jimmy The Greek Snyder fired from CBS-TV for racial remarks.
On this day in 1988: NFL Saint Louis Cardinals announce move to Phoenix, Arizona.
On this day in 1987: Earl Wilson, Broadway columnist (Midnight Earl), dies in Yonkers at age 79.
On this day in 1987: Leon Cordero, president of Ecuador, is kidnapped by followers of imprisoned General Frank Vargas, who successfully demand his release.
On this day in 1986: Police arrest three Irish Republican Army-terrorists in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
On this day in 1986: First meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force.
On this day in 1984: 11th American Music Awards: Michael Jackson.
On this day in 1981: Boxer Leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth.
On this day in 1981: Protestant gunmen shoot and wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey and her husband.
On this day in 1981: Ivan Lendl intentionally loses a match in the Volvo Masters in order to avoid having to play Bjrn Borg.
On this day in 1981: Bernard Lee, actor (M in James Bond movies), dies at age 73.
On this day in 1979: In Iran, a magnitude 6.9 earthquake occurs.
On this day in 1979: Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran flees for Egypt.
On this day in 1979: The Shah of Iran flees Iran with his family and relocates to Egypt.
On this day in 1974: New York Yankees' Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
On this day in 1973: USSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of the Moon.
On this day in 1972: Super Bowl VI: Dallas Cowboys-24, Miami-3 in New Orleans; Most Valuable Player: Roger Staubach, Quarterback.
On this day in 1972: Ross David Seville Bagdasarian, voice of Alvin and Chipmunks, dies at age 52.
On this day in 1972: Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes European all-round lady skating champ.
On this day in 1971: Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (1:58.7).
On this day in 1956: Egyptian President Nassar pledges to reconquer Palestine.
On this day in 1956: President Gamal Abdal Nasser of Egypt vows to reconquer Palestine.
On this day in 1955: Jackie Pung wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open.
On this day in 1955: Jonkheer Reneke de Marees van Swinderen, Dutch minister (1908-13), dies at age 94.
On this day in 1955: NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-19.
On this day in 1954: Michail M Prishvin, Russian writer, dies.
On this day in 1953: Egyptian Premier General Naguib disbands all political parties.
On this day in 1953: 27th Australian Womens Tennis: Maureen Connolly beat J Sampson (6-3, 6-2).
On this day in 1953: 41st Australian Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats Mervyn Rose (6-0, 6-3, 6-4).
On this day in 1952: New Dutch bible translation finished.
On this day in 1952: US Standard Board clears Stan Musial to get an $85,000 salary.
On this day in 1951: Viet Minh offensive against Hanoi, Vietnam.
On this day in 1951: World's largest gas pipeline opens (Brownsville, Texas, to 134th Street, New York City, New York).
On this day in 1917: The German minister, Arthur Zimmermann, sends a telegram through the German ambassador in Washington to the German ambassador in Mexico offering Mexico an alliance against the United States. He proposes that Mexico will be assisted in retaking Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. The telegram is intercepted and decoded by British intelligence and given to President Woodrow Wilson. The telegram becomes instrumental in forming American public opinion against Germany and for entering the war as Wilson gives it to the press in March.
On this day in 1917: German Foreign Secretary Arthur Zimmermann sends the Zimmermann Telegram to Mexico, proposing a German-Mexican alliance against the United States.
On this day in 1913: British House of Commons accepts Home-Rule for Ireland.
On this day in 1912: Georg Heym writer, dies at age 24.
On this day in 1907: Alfred Shaw cricket player (seven Tests for England 1877-82), dies.
On this day in 1906: Conference of Algeciras (about Morocco).
On this day in 1901: Arnold Bcklin Swiss painter, dies at age 73.
On this day in 1900: The United States Senate accepts the Anglo-German treaty of 1899 in which the United Kingdom renounces its claims to the Samoan islands.
On this day in 1893: Johan Philip Koelman painter/sculptor/architect, dies at age 74.
On this day in 1892: Imakita Kosen Zen teacher/abbot of Engagkuji monastery, dies.
On this day in 1891: Leo Delibes French ballet composer (LakmT), dies at age 54.
On this day in 1891: Clement-Philibert-Leo Delibes composer, dies at age 54.
On this day in 1889: In Cloncurry, Queensland, an Australian record hot temperature of 128 degrees F (53 degrees C) is recorded.
On this day in 1887: Cliff House damaged when schooner Parallel's powder cargo explodes.
On this day in 1886: Amilcare Ponchielli Italian composer (La Gioconda), dies at age 51.
On this day in 1883: QuTbec Rugby Football Union forms.
On this day in 1883: Pendleton Act creates basis of US Civil Service system.
On this day in 1883: The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act, establishing the United States Civil service, is passed.
On this day in 1879: January record 13 of snow falls in New York City, New York (broken Jan 7, 1996).Events1879120British troops under Lord Chelmsford set camp at Isandlwana.Events1879121Henrik Ibsen's Et Dukkehjem premieres in Copenhagen.Events1879122Anthony Durnford British Colonel, dies in battle.Events1879122Anglo-Zulu War: Zulu troops defeat British troops at the Battle of Isandlwana.Events1879122Zulus attack British Army camp in Isandhlwana South Africa.Events1879122James Shields (Democrat) elected US senator from Missouri after previously serving as US senator from Illinois and Minnesota.Events1879122George Shepstone British political affiliate, dies in battle.Events1879123National Archery Association formed, Crawfordsville Indiana.Events1879123Adolf Jensen composer, dies at age 42.Events1879125The Bulgarian National Bank is founded.Events1879129Antonia MB Antonucci Italian cardinal/diplomat, dies at age 80.Events1879129Custer Battlefield National Monument, Montana established.Events1879130French President MacMahon resigns.Events1879131In Dun-le-Poelier, France, a farmer is reported killed by a meteorite.Events187925Joseph Swan demonstrates light bulb using carbon glow.Events187928Sandford Fleming first proposes adoption of Universal Standard Time at a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute.Events187928Sandford Fleming first proposes adoption of Universal Standard Time at a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute.Events1879210First electric arc light used (California Theater).Events1879210Henry Morton Stanley departs to the Congo.Events1879210HonorT V Daumier French painter/lithographer, dies at age 70.Events1879210Wolter R baron van Ho?vell Dutch vicar/abolitionist, dies at age 66.Events1879211Willem J van Zeggelen Dutch author/novelist/writer, dies at age 67.Events1879211Honore Daumier caricaturist/painter, dies.Events1879212At New York City's Madison Square Garden, the first artificial ice rink in North America opens.Events1879212News about slaughtering of Isandlwana reaches London.Events1879212At New York City's Madison Square Garden the first artificial ice rink in North America opens.Events1879214Chilean troops occupy Antofagasta.Events1879214The War of the Pacific breaks out when Chilean armed forces occupy the Bolivian port city of Antofagasta.Events1879215US Congress authorizes women lawyers to practice before the Supreme Court.Events1879215Women's rights: American President Rutherford B. Hayes signs a bill allowing female attorneys to argue cases before the Supreme Court of the United States.Events1879218Arabs capture Egyptian premier Nabar Pasha.Events1879221Peter P van Bosse Dutch liberal minister of Finance, dies at age 69.Events1879222First 5 and 10 cent store opened by Frank W Woolworth in Utica New York.Events1879222In Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opens the first of many of 5 and 10-cent Woolworth stores.Events1879225US Congress passed first Timberland Protection Act.Events1879227Constantine Fahlberg discovers saccharin (artificial sweetener).Events1879227Announcement of the discovery of artificial sweetener saccharin.Events1879228Exodus of 1879 southern blacks flee political/economic exploitation.Events187931Library of Hawaii founded.Events187933In Washington, D.C., the United States Geological Survey is established, in the Department of the Interior, with responsibilities: classification of the public lands, and examination of the geological structure, mineral resources, and products of the national domain.Events187933First female lawyer heard by Supreme Court (Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood).Events187933The United States Geological Survey is created.Events1879313Adolf Anderssen German world champion chess (1851-66), dies at age 60.Events1879327Longest championship fight (136 rounds).Events1879329Tsjaikovski's opera Jevgeni Onegin premieres in Moscow.Events1879329Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Kambula: British forces defeat 20,000 Zulus.Events1879330Thomas Couture French painter/author, dies at age 63.Events1879330David van der Kellen Dutch coin engraver, dies at age 74.Events187948Milk is sold in glass bottles for first time.Events187948Khedive Ismael of Egypt fires French/British ministers.Events187949Ernst Friedrich Richter composer, dies at age 70.Events1879416Bernadette Soubirous, saint/(saw Virgin Mary at Lourdes), dies in Nevers, France.Events1879418Trial of Standing Bear-Crook on Indians citizen rights begins.Events1879418Anthony Pannizim principal librarian (British Museum), dies.Events1879420First mobile home (horse drawn) used in a journey from London and Cyprus.Events187954William Froude British civil engineer/shipbuilder (F Integer), dies at age 68.Events187958George Selden files for first patent for a gasoline-driven automobile.Events1879510Meteor falls near Estherville, Iowa, USA.Events1879516Treaty of Gandamak to set up Afghan state between Russia and English.Events1879516Antonin Dvork's Slavic Dancing premieres.Events18795205th Kentucky Derby: Charlie Shauer aboard Lord Murphy wins in 2:37.Events1879521Battle of Iquiquw.Events1879521War of the Pacific: Two Chilean ships blocking the harbor of Iquique (then belonging to Peru), battle two Peruvian vessels in the Battle of Iquique.Events18795247th Preakness: L Hughes aboard Harold wins in 2:40.5.Events1879524William Lloyd Garrison abolitionist (Liberator), dies at age 73.Events1879526Treaty of Gandermack signed between Great Britain and Afghanistan.Events1879526Russia and the United Kingdom sign the Treaty of Gandamak establishing an Afghan state.Events187953092 degrees F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland Ohio in May.Events1879530Gilmore Garden (New York City) renamed Madison Square Garden.Events1879530An F4 tornado strikes Irving, Kansas, killing 18 and injuring 60.Events1879530New York City's Gilmores Garden is renamed Madison Square Garden by William Henry Vanderbilt and is opened to the public at 26th Street and Madison Avenue.Events1879531Madison Square Garden opens its doors.Events1879531First electric railway opens at Berlin Trades Exposition.Events187961Napoleon Eugene, Prince of France, is killed in the Anglo-Zulu War.Events1879613A Borrelly discovers asteroid #198 Ampella.Events1879616Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore debuts at Bowery Theatre New York City.Events1879621F W Woolworth opens first store (failed almost immediately).Events187979C H F Peters discovers asteroid #199 Byblis.Events1879717First railroad opens in Hawaii.Events1879719Doc Holliday kills for the first time after a man shoots up Holliday's New Mexico saloon.Events1879727C H F Peters discovers asteroid #200 Dynamene.Events187987The opening of the Poor Man's Palace in Manchester.Events1879812First National Archery Association tournament (Chicago).Events1879821The Virgin Mary, along with St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist reportedly appear to the people of Knock, County Mayo, Ireland.Events1879827Sir Rowland Hill introduced postage stamps, dies at age 84.Events1879828Cetshwayo, last king of the Zulus, is captured by the British.Events1879830John B Hood confederate general (lost Atlanta), dies at age 48.Events1879919Thomas Ray becomes youngest to break a world track and field record pole-vaulting 11' 2.25 at age 17 years and 198 days.
On this day in 1877: Color organ (for light shows) patented, by Bainbridge Bishop.
On this day in 1871: Jefferson Long of Georgia sworn in as second black congressman.
On this day in 1870: Virginia becomes eighth state re-admitted to USA.
On this day in 1868: Refrigerator car patented by William Davis, a fish dealer in Detroit.
On this day in 1865: General William Sherman issues Field Order #15 (land for blacks).
On this day in 1865: Confederate Brigadier General John Pegram marries Hetty Cary.
On this day in 1865: San Francisco Dramatic Chronicle started.
On this day in 1865: Drunken sailor attacks munitions at Fort Fisher, North Carolina, 40 die.
On this day in 1864: Anton Schindler German violinist/biographer (Beethoven), dies at age 68.
On this day in 1864: Heavy fighting takes place near Dandridge, Tennessee.
On this day in 1842: Thomas Freanby Norwegian landscape painter, dies.
On this day in 1838: Aleksandr I Polezjajev Russian poet (Sasjka), dies at age 33.
On this day in 1832: Charles Darwin lands at San Tiago, Cape Verde.
On this day in 1825: A meteorite falls in Oriang, India, killing one man and injuring one woman.
On this day in 1809: Peninsular War: The British defeat the French at the Battle of La Coruña.
On this day in 1795: French army under Pichegru occupies Utrecht Netherlands.
On this day in 1795: French occupy Utrecht, Netherlands.
On this day in 1794: Edward Gibbon historian (Decline and Fall), dies in London at age 56.
On this day in 1780: Battle at Cape Saint Vincent admiral Rodney beats Spanish fleet.
On this day in 1780: American Revolution: Battle of Cape St. Vincent.
On this day in 1778: The first white settlers from Europe land in Australia.
International Awareness Days
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Jeff Foster, American basketball player was born on this day in 1977.
Trisha Stillwell; Miss Oklahoma-USA (1997, top 10) was born on this day in 1976.
Kate Moss in Addiscomb, Surrey, England; model (Calvin Klein) was born on this day in 1974.
Kate Moss, English model was born on this day in 1974.
Mario Bates; NFL-running back (New Orleans Saints) was born on this day in 1973.
Willie Whitehead; Canadian Football League defensive end (Hamilton Tiger Cats) was born on this day in 1973.
Joe Horn; wide receiver (Kansas City Chiefs) was born on this day in 1972.
Lee McIntyre in Peak Hill, Australia; golfer (T3 1995 New South Wales Trainee Champ) was born on this day in 1972.
Desiree Leipham in Spokane, Washington, USA; WPVA volleyball player (Nationals-17th-1995) was born on this day in 1972.
Junior Bryant; NFL defensive end (San Francisco 49ers) was born on this day in 1971.
Ulrich van Gobbel; Suriname/Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord) was born on this day in 1971.
Sergei Bruguera in Spain; tennis star was born on this day in 1971.
Scott Williams in Orange, California, USA; field hockey defender (Olympics-1996) was born on this day in 1971.
Michel Kreek; Dutch soccer player (Ajax) was born on this day in 1971.
Jukka-Pekka Nummi; WLAF cornerback (Scottish Claymores) was born on this day in 1971.
Don MacLean; NBA forward (New Jersey Nets, Denver Nuggets) was born on this day in 1970.
Ron Villone in Englewood, New Jersey, USA; pitcher (San Diego Padres) was born on this day in 1970.
Garth Ennis, Irish comic book author was born on this day in 1970.
Ron Villone, Major League Baseball Player was born on this day in 1970.
Roy Jones in Pensacola, Florida, USA; light-middleweight boxer (Olympics-silver-1988) was born on this day in 1969.
Chelan Kozak in Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada; equestrian (Olympics-1996) was born on this day in 1969.
Roy Jones Jr, American boxer was born on this day in 1969.
Jeff Branson in Waynesboro, Michigan, USA; infielder (Cincinnati Reds) was born on this day in 1967.
Maxine Waters Jones; rocker (En Vogue) was born on this day in 1967.
Anthony Washington in Glasgow, Montana, USA; discus thrower (Olympics-4th-1996) was born on this day in 1966.
Jack McDowell in Van Nuys, California, USA; pitcher (New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians) was born on this day in 1966.
Maxine Jones, American singer (En Vogue) was born on this day in 1966.
Mark Collins; NFL cornerback/safety (New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers) was born on this day in 1964.
Gail Graham in Vanderhoof, British Columbia, Canada; LPGA golfer (1995 Fieldcrest Cannon) was born on this day in 1964.
Trevor Barsby; cricket player (Queensland opening batsman since 1984-85) was born on this day in 1964.
James May, Top Gear presenter and journalist (Top Gear) was born on this day in 1963.
Paul Webb rocker (TalkTalk) was born on this day in 1962.
Jan Koster; Dutch drummer (Sleeze Beez-Powertool) was born on this day in 1962.
Kevin Ross; NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons, Kansas City Chiefs) was born on this day in 1962.
Paul Webb, British musician (Talk Talk) was born on this day in 1962.
SadT [Helen Folsade Ady] in Ibadan, Nigeria; rocker (Smooth Operator, Sweetest Taboo; Grammy 1986-Best new singer) was born on this day in 1959.
Sade, Nigerian-born singer was born on this day in 1959.
Anatoli Boukreev, Russian climber (d 1997) was born on this day in 1958.
Wayne Daniel; cricket player (West Indies fast bowler 1976-84) was born on this day in 1956.
Martin Jol, Dutch football manager was born on this day in 1956.
Jerry M Linenger in Mount Clemens, Michigan, USA; PhD/Commander US Navy/astronaut (STS 81/84) was born on this day in 1955.
Lloyd Blaine Hammond Jr in Savannah, Georgia, USA; Major US Air Force/astronaut (STS 39, 64) was born on this day in 1952.
King Fuad II of Egypt was born on this day in 1952.
Richard Thompson; rocker (BT Express - Here Comes the Express) was born on this day in 1951.
Debbie Allen, American actress, dancer, and choreographer was born on this day in 1950.
Cliff Thorburn in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; champion snooker player was born on this day in 1948.
Anatoli Yakovlevich Solovyov in Riga, Latvia; cosmonaut (TM-5,9,15,26, STS 71) was born on this day in 1948.
Christopher Moran; English financier/multi-millionaire was born on this day in 1948.
John Carpenter, American film director was born on this day in 1948.
Dalvanius, New Zealand entertainer (d 2002) was born on this day in 1948.
Cliff Thorburn, Canadian snooker player was born on this day in 1948.
Dr Laura Schlessinger in Brooklyn, New York, USA; TV/radio host/author (Go take on the day) was born on this day in 1947.
Georgette Mosbacher; CEO (La Prairie cosmetics) was born on this day in 1947.
Laura Schlessinger, American radio talk show host was born on this day in 1947.
Michael L Coats in Sacramento, California, USA; Captain US Navy/astronaut (STS 41-D, 29, 39) was born on this day in 1946.
Kabir Bedi, Indian actor was born on this day in 1946.
Katia Ricciarelli, Italian soprano was born on this day in 1946.
Jim Stafford in Eloise, Florida, USA; singer (Spiders and Snakes, My Girl Bill) was born on this day in 1944.
Ronnie Milsap in Robbinsville, North Carolina, USA; country singer (Any Day Now, Legend in My Time) was born on this day in 1944.
Ronnie Milsap, American singer/songwriter, musician was born on this day in 1943.
Brian Ferneyhough, British composer was born on this day in 1943.
Tony P Hall; American politician (Representative-Democrat-Ohio, 1979-) was born on this day in 1942.
Bill Francis in Mobile, Alabama, USA; rocker (Dr Hook) was born on this day in 1942.
Conny Vandenbos; Dutch singer (My rose, my little rose) was born on this day in 1937.
A J Foyt in Houston, Texas, USA; auto race driver (Indy 500 1961, 1964, 1967, 1977) was born on this day in 1935.
AJ Foyt, American race car driver was born on this day in 1935.
Bill Alexander; American politician (Representative-Democrat-Arkansas, 1969-) was born on this day in 1934.
Marilyn Horne, American mezzo-soprano was born on this day in 1934.
Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov in USSR; cosmonaut (Soyuz 12, 18A, 27, T-3) was born on this day in 1933.
Susan Sontag, American writer and activist (d 2004) was born on this day in 1933.
Dian Fossey, American zoologist (d 1985) was born on this day in 1932.
Johannes Rau; President of Germany (dies 2006) was born on this day in 1931.
Johannes Rau, President of Germany (d 2006) was born on this day in 1931.
Allard Lowenstein; radical (Students for Democratic Action) was born on this day in 1929.
Francesco Scavullo in Staten Island, New York, USA; celebrity photographer was born on this day in 1929.
William Kennedy, American author was born on this day in 1928.
Katy Jurado, Mexican actress (d 2002) was born on this day in 1924.
Willem Aantjes; Dutch political leader (CDA) was born on this day in 1923.
Roy Lanham; rocker (Sons of the Pioneers) was born on this day in 1923.
Martin Stokken in Norway; nordic relay (Olympics-silver-1952) was born on this day in 1923.
Anthony Hecht, American poet (d 2004) was born on this day in 1923.
Ernesto Bonino, Italian singer was born on this day in 1922.
Francesco Scavullo, American fashion photographer (d 2004) was born on this day in 1921.
Elliot Reid New York City, New York; actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) was born on this day in 1920.
Bob Boucher Kent Ohio, orchestra leader (Music on Ice) was born on this day in 1919.
Stirling Silliphant screenwriter was born on this day in 1918.
Nel Benschop, Dutch poetess (d 2005) was born on this day in 1918.
Stirling Silliphant, American writer and producer (d 1996) was born on this day in 1918.
Buddy Lester Chicago Illinois; actor (Nick-Phil Silvers Show) was born on this day in 1917.
Frederick Stewart British geologist was born on this day in 1916.
Roger Aubert Belgium, church historian (Le Pontificat de Pie IX) was born on this day in 1914.
Franz Tumler Austria, author/novelist (Cloak, Aufruf) was born on this day in 1912.
Jay Hanna Dizzy Dean Hall of Fame baseball pitcher (Saint Louis Cardinals) was born on this day in 1911.
Eduardo Frei (Christian Democrat), President of Chile (1964-70) was born on this day in 1911.
Gilbert Gadoffre French scholar was born on this day in 1911.
David McCampbell US pilot/captain (WWII-Pacific-downed 34 Japanese planes) was born on this day in 1910.
Dizzy Dean, baseball player (d 1974) was born on this day in 1910.
Ethel Merman stage and screen actress (Anything Goes, Call Me Madam) was born on this day in 1908.
Ethel Merman, American actress, singer (d 1984) was born on this day in 1908.
Phillip Humphrey Vellacott classicist was born on this day in 1907.
Alexander Knox Canada; actor (Gorky Park, two of a Kind) was born on this day in 1907.
Paul Nitze, American government official (d 2004) was born on this day in 1907.
Clement Greenberg art critic was born on this day in 1906.
Diana Winyard London, actress (Cavalcade) was born on this day in 1906.
Diana Wynyard, British actress (d 1964 was born on this day in 1906.
Ernesto Halffter composer was born on this day in 1905.
Max Vredenburg composer was born on this day in 1904.
Eric Liddell China, English 400m runner (Olympics-gold-1924) was born on this day in 1902.
Evelyn Levine composer was born on this day in 1902.
Eric Liddell, Scottish runner (d 1945) was born on this day in 1902.
Fulgencio Batista President/Dictator of Cuba (1933-44, 1952-59) was born on this day in 1901.
Fulgencio Batista, Cuban leader (d 1973) was born on this day in 1901.
Frank Zamboni, American inventor (d 1988) was born on this day in 1901.
Margaret Booth, American film editor (d 2002) was born on this day in 1898.
Carlos Pellicer, Mexican poet (d 1977) was born on this day in 1897.
Guy Chamberlin early NFL end/coach (Canton, Frankford, Saint Louis Cardinals) was born on this day in 1894.
Henry C Rnmke Dutch psychiatrist (Periods in Man's Life) was born on this day in 1893.
Lloyd Bacon San Jose California; actor (Charlie Chaplin) was born on this day in 1890.
Karl Freund Czech/Austrian cameraman/director was born on this day in 1890.
Osip Brik, Russian writer (d 1945) was born on this day in 1888.
John Hamilton Pennsylvania; actor (Perry White-Superman) was born on this day in 1887.
John Hamilton, American actor (d 1958) was born on this day in 1886.
Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz president of Poland (1939-40) was born on this day in 1885.
Robert Garbe German poet (G?rniek) was born on this day in 1878.
Harry [Henry Dewitt] Carey Sr Bronx New York, US actor (Informer, Aces Wild, Border Cafe, Air Force) was born on this day in 1878.
Robert Service England, Canadian poet (Cremation of Sam McGee) was born on this day in 1874.
Robert W Service, Canadian poet (d 1958) was born on this day in 1874.
Boyd Alexander English explorer was born on this day in 1873.
Edward G Craig actor/director (On the art of theatre) was born on this day in 1872.
Henri-Paul Busser composer was born on this day in 1872.
Wilhelm Normann German chemist (hardening of oils) was born on this day in 1870.
Cyril Metodej Hrazdira composer was born on this day in 1868.
Frank Bacon actor/author (Lightnin) was born on this day in 1864.
AndrT Michelin France, industrialist/tire manufacturer (Michelin) was born on this day in 1853.
Johnston Forbes-Robertson English actor/theater director (Kathleen) was born on this day in 1853.
Andre Michelin, French industrialist (d 1931) was born on this day in 1853.
K?lm?n Miksz?th Hungary, writer (Wonderparaplu) was born on this day in 1847.
Franz Brentano in Marienberg, Germany; professor of philosophy and theology; priest of the Roman Catholic Church was born on this day in 1838.
Franz Brentano, German philosopher and psychologist (d 1917) was born on this day in 1838.
James Phillip Simms Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1887 was born on this day in 1837.
Albert Lindley Lee Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1907 was born on this day in 1834.
John C Breckenridge, US Senator from Kentucky and Confederate general (d 1875) was born on this day in 1821.
Johannes Rebmann in Gerlingen, Germany; missionary and explorer in Africa was born on this day in 1820.
Henry Wagner Old Brains Halleck Major-General (Union Army) was born on this day in 1815.
Adolph Trube composer was born on this day in 1815.
Charles Henry Davis Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1877 was born on this day in 1807.
Karl August Krebs composer was born on this day in 1804.
Samuel McIntire woodcarver/architect (architect of Salem) was born on this day in 1757.
Vittoria A Alfieri Italian count/poet (Maria Stuarda) was born on this day in 1749.
Niccol? Piccinni Italian composer (Buona Figliuola) was born on this day in 1728.
Niccola Piccinni, Italian composer (d 1800) was born on this day in 1728.
Richard Savage poet was born on this day in 1697.
Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French writer (d 1755) was born on this day in 1675.
Francesco Mancini composer was born on this day in 1672.
Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (d 1716) was born on this day in 1634.
Lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (d 1699) was born on this day in 1626.
Frantois de Vend(me, duc de Beaufort, French soldier (d 1669) was born on this day in 1616.
Alexander Adriaenssen Flemish painter was born on this day in 1587.
Anthony Denny, confidant of King Henry VIII of England (d 1559) was born on this day in 1501.
Johannes Sch?ner, German astronomer and cartographer (d 1547) was born on this day in 1477.
King RenT I of Naples (d 1480) was born on this day in 1409.
Edmund Crouchback, son of Henry III of England (d 1296) was born on this day in 1245.
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