Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
February 25th

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1095 Council of Rockingham bishop Anselmus vs King William II Rufus.Ref: 5
1308*Edward II and Isabella of England are crowned at Westminster Abbey, Middlesex by Henry of Merewell, bishop of Winchester.Ref: 53
1502 Austrian emperor Maximilian I reformats government machine.Ref: 5
1570*Pope Pius V issues the bull Regnans in Excelsis which excommunicates Queen Elizabeth of England for her severe persecution of Roman Catholics in England. (It was the last such judgment made against a reigning monarch by any pope.)Ref: 2
1623*Duke Maximilian I of Bavaria becomes monarch of Palts.Ref: 5
1692*(Salem Witch Trials) Tituba, at the request of neighbor Mary Sibley, bakes a "witch cake" and feeds it to a dog. According to an English folk remedy, feeding a dog this kind of cake, which contained the urine of the afflicted, would counteract the spell put on Elizabeth and Abigail. The reason the cake is fed to a dog is because the dog is believed a "familiar" of the Devil.Ref: 21
1692*(Salem Witch Trials) (day speculative) Pressured by ministers and townspeople to say who caused her odd behavior, Elizabeth identifies Tituba. The girls later accuse Sarah Good and Sarah Osborne of witchcraft.Ref: 87
1791*President George Washington sign a bill creating the Bank of the United States.Ref: 2
1793*The first cabinet meeting is convened at George Washington's home.Ref: 5
1799*First federal forestry legislation authorizes purchase of timber land.Ref: 5
1799*Congress passes first federal quarantine legislation.Ref: 5
1803 1,800 sovereign German states unite into 60 states.Ref: 5
1804*Thomas Jefferson is nominated for president at the Democratic-Republican caucus.Ref: 2
1815*Napoleon leaves his exile on the Island of Elba, intending to return to France.Ref: 2
1824*The Baptist General Tract Society was organized in Washington, D.C. In 1826 the society was moved to Philadelphia, and by 1840, the organization had issued over 3.5 million copies of 162 different tracts.Ref: 5
1828*John Quincy Adam's son John marries in the White House.Ref: 5
1839*Seminoles & black allies shipped from Tampa Bay FL, to the West.Ref: 5
1847*State University of Iowa is approved.Ref: 5
1862*Paper currency (greenbacks) introduced in US by President Abraham Lincoln.Ref: 5
1862*Congress establishes the US Bureau of Engraving & Printing.Ref: 5
1863*Congress creates national banking system, comptroller of currency.Ref: 5
1870*Hiram Rhoades Revels, a Republican from Natchez, Mississippi, is sworn into the U.S. Senate, becoming the first African American to ever sit in Congress.Ref: 3
1875*Kiowa Indians under Lone Wolf (Guipago) surrender at Ft Sill.Ref: 5
1879*Congress passed first Timberland Protection Act.Ref: 5
1885*US Congress condemns barbed wire around government grounds.Ref: 5
1885 Germany annexes Tanganyika and Zanzibar.Ref: 17
1901*US Steel Corp organizes under directorship of J P Morgan.Ref: 5
1905 Netherlands Workers van Vakverenigingen, (NVV) political party forms.Ref: 5
1907*US proclaims protectorate over Dominican Republic.Ref: 5
1908*First tunnel under the Hudson River (railway tunnel) opens.Ref: 5
1910*Dali Lama flees Tibet from Chinese troop to British-Indies.Ref: 5
1913*The 16th Amendment to the constitution is adopted, setting the legal basis for the income tax.Ref: 2
1913*Pioneer missionary Eduard L. Arndt first arrived in Shanghai, China, 10 months after having founded the Evangelical Lutheran Missions for China. He afterward established missions and schools in the Hankow territory, and translated hymns and sermons into Chinese. (In 1917 the Missouri Synod took over the ELMS mission.)Ref: 5
1919*Oregon introduces the first state tax on gasoline at one cent per gallon, to be used for road construction.Ref: 2
1921*Georgian SSR proclaimed.Ref: 5
1923*Bread in Berlin rises to 2,000 mark.Ref: 5
1926*Poland demands a permanent seat on the League of Nations council.Ref: 2
1926 Francisco Franco becomes General of Spain.Ref: 5
1927 Gdansk & Polish accord concerning traffic through Polish corridor.Ref: 5
1932*Hitler becomes a German citizen so he could run against Hindenburg in the upcoming elections.Ref: 5
1933*The first genuine aircraft carrier, the "USS Ranger" is launched.Ref: 5
1938*British Lord Halifax becomes Foreign Minister.Ref: 5
1939*First Anderson bomb shelter in Britain erected in an Islington garden.Ref: 5
1941*February strike against persecution of Jews, in Amsterdam.Ref: 5
1943*Vietminh forms Indo Chinese Democratic Front.Ref: 5
1948*Communists seize Czechoslovakia/C Gottwald becomes premier.Ref: 5
1952*(Rosenberg) Appeal denied by Second Circuit Court of Appeals in opinion by Judge Jerome Frank.Ref: 87
1954*Abdul Nasser is appointed temporary Egyptian premier.Ref: 18
1956*Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev harshly criticizes the late Josef Stalin in a speech before a Communist Party congress in Moscow.Ref: 70
1957*Supreme Court decides 6-3, baseball is the only antitrust exempt pro sport.Ref: 5
1961*John F. Kennedy names Henry Kissinger national security adviser.Ref: 2
1962 India Congress Party wins elections.Ref: 5
1962*Robert Kennedy visits Netherlands.Ref: 5
1964*Austrian chancellor Alfons Gorbach resigns.Ref: 5
1968*430 Unification Church couples wed in Korea.Ref: 5
1968*Makarios re-elected President of Cyprus.Ref: 5
1970*HP stock splits 2 for 1 at $103.28 a shareRef: 62
1972*Germany gave in to ransom demands from the Arab terrorist hijackers of a jumbo jet and paid $5 million for the release of its passengers.Ref: 4
1973*Juan Corona sentenced to 25 life sentences for 25 murders.Ref: 5
1975 Ewen Chatfield flattened by Peter Lever & seriously injured.Ref: 5
1976*The U.S. Supreme Court rules that states may ban the hiring of illegal aliens.Ref: 2
1977 Oil tanker explosion west of Honolulu spills 31 million gallons.Ref: 5
1980*Coup ousts PM Henck Arron of Suriname.Ref: 5
1981*Rita Jenrette (wife of Abscam congressman) appears on Donahue.Ref: 5
1981*L Calvo Sotelo elected premier of Spain.Ref: 5
1981*US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.Ref: 5
1986*President Ferdinand E. Marcos fled the Philippines after 20 years of rule in the wake of a tainted election; Corazon Aquino assumed the presidency.Ref: 5
1986 Thousands of Egyptian military police riot, destroy 2 luxury hotel.Ref: 5
1987*US Supreme Court upholds (5-4) affirmative action.Ref: 5
1988 South Korea adopts constitution.Ref: 5
1989*First independent blue-collar labor union in Communist Hungary forms.Ref: 5
1989*Lowest barometric pressure in Netherlands (956.7 mbar at De Bilt).Ref: 5
1990 Nicaraguans voted in an election that led to an upset victory for opponents of the ruling Sandinistas.Ref: 70
1993*(King) Trial begins in the courtroom of Judge Davies on the charge of violating the civil rights of Rodney King.Ref: 87
1993*President Clinton orders the Pentagon to mount an airdrop of relief supplies into Bosnia-Herzegovina. (XDG, p 4A, 2/25/2003)Ref: 83
1993*Kim Young-sam is sworn in as South Korea's first civilian president in 32 years. (XDG, p 4A, 2/25/2003)Ref: 83
1997*A jury in Media, Pa., convicted multimillionaire John E. du Pont of third-degree murder, deciding he was mentally ill when he killed world-class wrestler David Schultz.Ref: 70
1998 Switzerland's 1st legal brothel opens in Zurich.Ref: 5
1998*The US Supreme Court throws out a 16-year-old government rule that allows company credit unions to accept members from other companies. (XDG, p 4A, 2/25/2003)Ref: 83
1998*Kim Dae-jung, once South Korea's leading dissadent, is inaugurated as its president. (XDG, p 4A, 2/25/2003)Ref: 83
1999*A jury in Jasper, Texas, sentences white supremacist John William King to death for chaining James Byrd Junior, a black man, to a pickup truck and dragging him to pieces.Ref: 5
2000*A jury in Albany NY acquits four white New York City police officers of all charges in the shooting death of unarmed African immigrant Amadou Diallo.Ref: 70
2003*Chief UN weapons inspector Hans Blix says Iraq was new showing signs of real cooperation, but President Bush was dismisivek predicting Saddam Hussein would try to "fool the world one more time." (XDG, p 4A, 2/25/2004)Ref: 83
1827*The 1st US electric printing press is patented by Thomas Davenport.Ref: 5
1836*Samuel Colt receives a patent for the Colt .45, the first revolving barrel multishot firearm.Ref: 4
1837*First US electric printing press patented by Thomas Davenport.Ref: 5
1930*Check photographing device patented.Ref: 5
1969*Mariner 6 launched for fly-by of Mars.Ref: 5
1977*Soyuz 24 returns to Earth.Ref: 5
1979*Soyuz 32 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station.Ref: 5
1497 Italians troops reconquer Taranto on France.Ref: 5
1605 Portuguese garrison on Ambon surrenders to Admiral Van der Haghen.Ref: 5
1667 Abraham Crijnssens fleet reach Fort Willoughby on Suriname River.Ref: 5
1746 Cumberlands troops occupy Aberdeen.Ref: 5
1779*The British surrender the Illinois country to George Rogers Clark at Vincennes.Ref: 2
1781*American General Nathaniel Greene crosses the Dan River on his way to his March 15th confrontation with Lord Charles Cornwallis at Guilford Court House, N.C.Ref: 2
1831 The Polish army halts the Russian advance into their country at the Battle of Grochow.Ref: 2
1862*Confederate troops abandon Nashville TN, in the face of Grant's advance. The ironclad Monitor is commissioned at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.Ref: 2
1865*General Joseph E. Johnston replaces John Bell Hood as Commander of the Confederate Army of Tennessee.Ref: 2
1896 Italian government decides to attack governor Baratieri of Eritrea.Ref: 5
1915*The Allied fleet destroys the outer forts of the Dardanelles.Ref: 38
1916*Fort Douaumont falls to Germans in Verdun battle.Ref: 5
1917*Laconia, Cunard liner, sunk off Irish coast.Ref: 38
1926 Kwo-Min-Tang (Guomindang) declares war on government/warlords.Ref: 5
1942*Several thousand anti-aircraft rounds were fired by the Army at an unidentified target near Santa Monica. It was later determined to be a lost weather balloon. It became known as "The Battle of Los Angeles.Ref: 37
1943*U.S. troops retake the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia, where they had been defeated five days before.Ref: 2
1944*U.S. forces destroy 135 Japanese planes in Marianas and Guam.Ref: 2
1944*US first Army completes invasion plan.Ref: 5
1945*US aircraft carriers attack Tokyo.Ref: 5
1952*French colonial forces evacuate Hoa Binh in Indochina.Ref: 2
1966 Syrian military coup under Hafiz al-Assad.Ref: 5
1986*Iran conquerors Iraq peninsula Fao.Ref: 5
1991*During the Persian Gulf War, an Iraqi Scud missile hits a U.S. barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, killing 28 Americans.Ref: 70
1995 Bomb attack on train in Assam India (27 soldiers killed).Ref: 5
1838 London pedestrian walks 20 miles backward then forward in 8 hours.Ref: 5
1904*Stanley Cup Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Toronto Marlboroughs in 2 games.Ref: 5
1924*Ty Cobb, one of the legends of baseball, issued an edict to his team, the Detroit Tigers, that forbid players to play the game of golf during training camp. A report in the Detroit Free Press said that Cobb went so far as to confiscate players’ golf clubs.Ref: 4
1924*Marie Boyd scores 156 points in Maryland High School basketball game (163-3).Ref: 5
1925 US female Figure Skating championship won by Beatrix Loughran.Ref: 5
1925 US male Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles.Ref: 5
1933*Multi-millionaire Tom Yawkey purchases the Boston Red Sox from Robert Quinn.Ref: 1
1933*Major NFL rule changes (hash mark 10 yards in, posts on goal line).Ref: 5
1940*The first televised hockey game is broadcast. The New York Rangers whip the Montreal Canadiens, 6-2, at Madison Square Garden on W2XBS-TV in New York City.Ref: 4
1941*Boston Bruins set NHL record of 23-game unbeaten streak (15-0-8).Ref: 5
1951 First Pan American Games open (Buenos Aires Argentina).Ref: 5
1951*Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins Orlando FL 2 Ball Golf Tournament.Ref: 5
1952*The 6th Winter Olympics games close at Oslo, Norway.Ref: 5
1961*Niagara ends St Bonaventura's 99-game home basketball win streak.Ref: 5
1962*Mike O'Hara completes a record 97th marathon.Ref: 5
1964*Twenty-two-year old Cassius Clay won the world heavyweight boxing title by defeating Sonny Liston in the seventh round in Miami, FL. Clay had been an 8-1 underdog. In fact, only 8,297 fans showed up for the bout.Ref: 4
1969*Pension plan for baseball is agreed to.Ref: 5
1972*Due to a salary impasse, the Cardinals trade 20-game winner Steve Carlton (20-9) to the last place Phillies for pitcher Rick Wise. 'Lefty' will post a 27-10 record for Philadelphia and will the National League Cy Young Award .Ref: 1
1974 Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) begin tandem bicycle ride a record 18,020 miles around the world, completed on August 27, 1975.Ref: 5
1977*New Orleans' Pete Maravich sets NBA record for a guard with 68 points.Ref: 5
1979*Jane Blalock wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic.Ref: 5
1981*New York Islanders give up their most goals (11) vs Calgary Flames.Ref: 5
1981*NHL most penalized game; Bruins vs Northstars, 84 penalties (392 minutes).Ref: 5
1981*Executive Board of Baseball Players' Association votes unanimously to strike on May 29 if the issue of free-agent compensation remains unresolved.Ref: 5
1982 Record speed for a snowmobile (239 kph).Ref: 5
1984*Michael Spinks defeated Eddie Davis in a unanimous decision to retain the light heavyweight championship; in 12 rounds in Atlantic City, NJ.Ref: 4
1987*Commissioner Ueberroth bans LaMarr Hoyt from Major League Baseball during the 1987 season due to multiple drug-related incidents during the past year; it will be reduced to 60 days and the Padres will be ordered to reinstated him by an arbitrator.Ref: 1
1987*Michael Jordan, scores Chicago Bull record 58 points in a game.Ref: 5
1988*Chicago City Council passes ordinance permitting limited night baseball at Wrigley Field.Ref: 86
1989*Dallas Cowboys fire coach Tom Landry after a 29-year career.Ref: 5
1989*Mike Tyson stops (knocked out) Frank Bruno in the fifth round in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tyson was the WBA, WBC & IBF undisputed world heavyweight champ.Ref: 4
1991*The National League Expansion Committee tours Joe Robbie Stadium.Ref: 86
1991*Bruce McNall, Wayne Gretzky & John Candy buy CFL's Toronto Argonauts.Ref: 5
1993*The Florida Marlins baseball team introduced their mascot, Billy the Marlin. According to Billy’s Web page (, Billy’s favorite movie is A Fish Called Wanda and his favorite TV show is Flipper.Ref: 4
1994*Phil Rizzuto is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee, inducted on July 31.Ref: 1
1994*At the Winter Olympics in Norway, Oksana Baiul of Ukraine wins the gold, Nancy Kerrigan of the US wins the silver, Chen Lu of China wins the bronze and Tonya Harding comes in 8th in ladies' figure skating. (XDG, p 4A, 2/25/2004)Ref: 83
1995*British heavyweight Nigel Benn hits Gerard McClellan in hospital.Ref: 5
1995*PBA National Championship Won by Scott Alexander.Ref: 5
1997*The Colorado Rockies and KWGN-TV Channel 2 announce a five-year contract extension, which allows the Rockies affiliate to continue to broadcast the club's games through the 2002 season.Ref: 86
1999*President Clinton visits the Arizona Diamondbacks at their spring training facilities in Tucson, visiting with players and staff members before accepting a team uniform jersey with his name and the numeral 1 on the back.Ref: 86
2002*Diamondbacks' third baseman Matt Williams breaks a bone in his left leg during the morning workout. Arizona has decided not to issue a timetable the return of the 36-year-old veteran.Ref: 1
2002*The 84-year-old Hall of Fame broadcaster, Ernie Harwell announces this season will be his last as the Tiger's radio play-by-play announcer. The winner of the 1981 Ford Frick Award for baseball broadcasting excellence has worked for Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants and Baltimore Orioles before moving to Detroit during his 62-year career behind the mike.Ref: 1
2002*Former NBA star Jayson Williams was charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of Costas Christofi, a limousine driver at Williams' estate in Alexandria Township, N.J.Ref: 70
2003*Blue Jays' World Series hero Joe Carter is selected to be inducted into Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame on June 28. Pete Rose, who played 95 games for the Expos and collected his 4000th hit with Montreal, was one of the 46 nominees considered, but was not chosen by 75 per cent of the voters.Ref: 1
1751*Edward Willet of New York City displayed the first trained monkey act in the United States. For the price of one shilling, the audience saw the monkey walk a tightrope, dance and ‘exercise’ a gun.Ref: 4
1830 Victor Hugo's "Hernani" premieres in Paris.Ref: 5
1892 James Barrie's "Walker London" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1901*George Cohan's musical "Governor's Son" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1904 J M Synge's "Riders to the Sea" opens at Irish National Theatre Society in Dublin, Ireland.Ref: 5
1907 George Bernard Shaw's "Philanderer" premieres in London.Ref: 5
1911*The opera "Natoma" is produced (Philadelphia).Ref: 5
1928*Bell Labs introduces a new device to end the fluttering of the television image.Ref: 2
1928*The Federal Radio Commission issued the first U.S. television license to Charles Jenkins Laboratories in Washington, DC. The first commercial TV license was issued in 1941.Ref: 4
1938*The first drive-in opens on Crescent Boulevard in Camden New, Jersey.Ref: 3
1950*The comedy-variety program "Your Show of Shows," starring Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner and, later, Howard Morris, debuted on NBC TV.Ref: 5
1951*"Michael Todd's Peep Show" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 278 performances.Ref: 5
1952*The complete choreographic score of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate became the first musical choreography score given a copyright. The work was the effort of Hanya Holm.Ref: 4
1953*"Wonderful Town" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 559 performances.Ref: 5
1957*Buddy Holly and The Crickets traveled to Clovis, NM, to record That’ll Be the Day (one of the classics of rock ’n’ roll) and I’m Looking for Someone to Love. Both songs were released on Brunswick Records in May of that year.Ref: 4
1960 John Cage's "Music for Amplified Toy Pianos" premieres.Ref: 5
1960*Lillian Hellman's "Toys in the Attic" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1963*Please Please Me was the second record released in the U.S. by The Beatles. Some labels carried a famous misprint, making it an instant, and valuable, collector’s item. The label listed the group as The Beattles.Ref: 4
1966*Nancy Sinatra was high-stepping this day with a gold record award for the hit, These Boots are Made for Walkin’. When she cracked open the wooden-framed award to check out the gold disk inside, she heard Pink Shoe Laces by Dodie Stevens. Nancy was reported to have been incensed.Ref: 4
1969*Beatles begin recording for the Abbey Road album .Ref: 5
1971*"Oh! Calcutta!" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 1,316 performances.Ref: 5
1971*P Zindel's "And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little" premieres in New York NY.Ref: 5
1972*Paul McCartney releases "Give Ireland back to the Irish" single.Ref: 5
1973*Steven Sondheim's musical "Little Night Music" premieres at Shubert Theater in New York NY for 601 performances.Ref: 5
1981*23rd Grammy Awards Sailing-Christopher Cross, Billy Joel win.Ref: 5
1982*Final episode of "The Lawrence Welk Show" airs.Ref: 5
1984*Ironweed, by William P. Kennedy, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction this day. The novel, about a man trying to make peace with the ghosts of his past -- and present, also captured the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. (Ironweed was made into a movie in 1987, directed by Hector Babenco, starring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep.)Ref: 4
1986*We are the World captured four Grammy Awards. The song, featuring more than 40 superstar artists gathered at one time, was awarded the Top Song, Record of the Year, Best Pop Performance and Best Short Video Awards.Ref: 4
1988*Bruce Springsteen "Tunnel of Love Tour" begins in Worcester MA.Ref: 5
1990*On a BBC taped interview, rock star Stevie Nicks breaks down, saying that she will never have children & no man can stand her for long.Ref: 5
1992*34th Grammy Awards Unforgettable, Marc Cohn win.Ref: 5
1993*"Fool Moon" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 207 performances.Ref: 5
1995*Madonna’s Take a Bow became the #1 single in the U.S. The smash hit was number one for seven weeks: “Take a bow, the night is over; This masquerade is getting older; Lights are low, the curtains down; There’s no one here.”Ref: 4
1996*"Father" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 52 performances.Ref: 5
1998*Pamela Lee has husband Tommy Lee arrested on battery charges.Ref: 5
1998*40th Grammy Awards.Ref: 5
1635*Walraad the Elder, Dutch field marshall/earl of Nassau-Usingen, is born.Ref: 5
1643*Ahmed II 21st sultan of Turkey (1691-95), is born.Ref: 5
1680*Philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz composer, is born.Ref: 5
1707*Carlo Goldoni, Italy, lawyer/playwright (Belisario, Love of the 3 Oranges), is born.Ref: 5
1725*Armand-Louis Couperin Paris France, composer/organist (Notre Dame), is born.Ref: 5
1725*Karl Wilhelm Ramler German poet (Geistliche Kantaten), is born.Ref: 5
1731*Simon Stijl Frisian physician/writer, is born.Ref: 5
1732*Robert Hudson composer, is born.Ref: 5
1735*Ernst William Wolf composer, is born.Ref: 5
1778*José Francisco de San Martín liberated Argentina, Chile & Perú, is born.Ref: 5
1788*Mateo Ferrer composer, is born.Ref: 5
1794*Gerrit Schimmelpenninck Dutch earl of Nijenhuis/Peckedam, is born.Ref: 5
1807*George Alfred Trenholm, Secretary Treasurer (Confederacy), died in 1876, is born.Ref: 5
1808*James Bowen Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1886, is born.Ref: 5
1809*George Washington Cullom, Brevet Major General (Union Army), died in 1892, is born.Ref: 5
1811*Carl Schuberth composer, is born.Ref: 5
1814*Taras Shevchenko Ukrainian national poet/painter, is born.Ref: 5
1815*Robert Hall Chilton Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1879, is born.Ref: 5
1832*Theodorus J I Arnold bibliographer (Bibliotheca Belgian), is born.Ref: 5
1833*Clement Anselm Evans Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1911, is born.Ref: 5
1833*Julie Verstraete-Lacquet Flemish actress, is born.Ref: 5
1840*Alexis Hollander composer, is born.Ref: 5
1840*Otto Liebmann German philosopher (Climax of Theories), is born.Ref: 5
1841*Pierre Auguste Renoir, French painter and founder of the French Impressionist movement, is born.Ref: 2
1842*Karl May German writer (Old Shatterhand/Winnetou), is born.Ref: 5
1847*John Watson Canada, philosopher (Objective Idealism), is born.Ref: 5
1851*Mary Jane Kelly, sister of Australian bushranger and folk hero Edward "Ned" Kelly is born. She dies later in the same year (date unknown).Ref 
1856*Charles Lang Freer, U.S. art collector, is born.Ref: 2
1860*Menso Kamerlingh Onnes painter/water colors painter, is born.Ref: 5
1860*William James Ashley English economic-historian, is born.Ref: 5
1866*Benedetto Croce Italy, humanist/historian/editor/philosopher, is born.Ref: 5
1868 Anthony J Block Dutch lawyer (strafproces), is born.Ref: 5
1871*Oliver Samuel Campbell tennis champion (US Open-1890), is born.Ref: 5
1873*Enrico Caruso opera singer: tenor: Canio in Pagliacci, Rodolfo in La Bohème, Metropolitan Opera debut in Rigoletto; sang nearly 70 roles; appeared in nearly every country of Europe and North and South America; final performance: La Juive: the Met [1920]; is born in Naples, Italy.Ref: 68
1876*Charles Freer art collector; endowed Freer Gallery, is born.Ref: 5
1879*Otakar Ostrcil composer, is born.Ref: 5
1881*William Foster Massachusetts, Communist Presidential candidate (1924,28,32), is born.Ref: 5
1882*Ludvig Nordström Sweden, writer (Story of Peter Svensk), is born.Ref: 5
1882*Bruno Traven German writer (Sierra Madre), is born.Ref: 5
1882*Jozef Goossenaerts Flemish philologist (Language boundary), is born.Ref: 5
1887*Leonard Carey England, actor (Laughter), is born.Ref: 5
1888*John Foster Dulles, Secretary of State to President Eisenhower (1953-59), is born.Ref: 2
1890*Dame Myra Hess, London England, concert pianist, is born.Ref: 5
1890*Vyacheslav M. Molotov, Russian statesman and foreign minister, is born.Ref: 70
1894*Meher Baba, spiritual leader, is born.Ref: 2
1894 Ernst Friedrich Breslau Germany, pacifist (War Against War!), is born.Ref: 5
1894*Howard Wendell Poland, actor (4 Skulls of Jonathan Drake), is born.Ref: 5
1895 Rudolf von Eschwege, German fighter ace in World War I. , is born.Ref: 2
1895*DeBenneville "Bert" Bell PA, NFL owner/commissioner/HOF (Eagles), is born.Ref: 5
1895*Henri Martelli composer, is born.Ref: 5
1895*Marcel Paul Pagnol, French writer and film producer/director, is born.Ref: 70
1896*John J McClellan (Senator-D-AR), is born.Ref: 5
1897*Lili Körber writer, is born.Ref: 5
1898*William Thomas Astbury English physicist/chemist (textiles), is born.Ref: 5
1899 Leo J Weisgerber German linguistRef: 5
1900*Jed Harris producer/director (Billy Rose Show, Operation Mad Ball), is born.Ref: 5
1901*Zeppo (Herbert) Marx (of the Marx Brothers) is born in New York City.. (American National Biography, ISBN 0-19-520635-5, 1999) 
1901*Federico Ghisi composer, is born.Ref: 5
1902*Max Kommerell German literary/author (Die Gefangenen), is born.Ref: 5
1902*Birth of Oscar Cullmann, German New Testament scholar. Best known for pioneering a "salvation history" view of the New Testament, Cullmann's two best-known publications were "Christ and Time" (1946) and "Christology of the New Testament" (1959).Ref: 5
1904*Adelle Davis author (Lets Stay Healthy)/nutritionist (died of cancer), is born.Ref: 68
1906*Domingo Ortega Spanish bullfighter, is born.Ref: 5
1906*Howard Zahniser Father of the Wilderness Act, is born.Ref: 5
1906*Boris Papandopulo composer, is born.Ref: 5
1906*Warren Hymer New York NY, actor (Girl From Havana, Meet the Mob), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Mary Coyle Chase playwright (Harvey-Pulitzer Prize), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Shimen Rushkin Poland, actor (Beau Brummel, Having a Wonderful Time), is born.Ref: 5
1908*Frank G Slaughter author (Sangaree), is born.Ref: 5
1909*Edgar Pangborn US, sci-fi author (Judgment of Eve, Davy), is born.Ref: 5
1909*John Evan "Jasper" Weston Mather writer, is born.Ref: 5
1910*Millicent Fenwick New York NY, (Representative-R-NJ 1975-82) (Doonesbury), is born.Ref: 5
1912*Richard Wattis England, actor (Hobson's Choice, Prince & Showgirl), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Jim Backus Cleveland OH, actor (Mr Magoo, Thurston Howell III-Gilligan's Island), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Gert Froebe Saxony Germany, actor (Goldfinger), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Ralph Baldwin harness driver (set 11 major world records), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Ian Wallace British CEO, is born.Ref: 5
1917*Anthony Burgess essayist/novelist (A Clockwork Orange), is born.Ref: 5
1917*Alex Gordon architect, is born.Ref: 5
1917 Asta E R Elstak Suriname/Dutch social worker, is born.Ref: 5
1918*Bobby Riggs (born Robert Larimore Riggs), tennis player/huster is born.Ref: 68
1918*Henry Norwood Ewell Harrisburg PA, 4x100 meter runner (Olympics-gold-1948), is born.Ref: 5
1919*Monty Irvin baseball hall of famer (New York Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1919*F de Jong Edz Dutch historian, is born.Ref: 5
1920*Hayes Gordon Boston MA, actor (Sky Pirates, Dark Room), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Philip Habib, US diplomat, Ambassador to Korea, special Middle East envoy, is born.Ref: 17
1920 Antony Duff diplomat, is born.Ref: 5
1922*‘Texas Rose’ Bascom (Flynt) National Cowgirl Hall of Famer: trick roper, is born.Ref: 4
1922*Matti Rautio composer, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Roger Parker Lord Justice of Appeal, is born.Ref: 5
1923*Larry Gelbart Emmy Award-winning producer: M*A*S*H [1973-74]; writer: Your Show of Shows, The Pat Boone-Chevy Showroom, is born.Ref: 4
1924 Peg Ridge peace campaigner, is born.Ref: 5
1925*(Elsie) Lisa Kirk singer, actress: The Producers, Gypsy; is born.Ref: 4
1925*(Long Island) Bert Remsen, Glen Cove NY, actor (Mario-It's a Living), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Harvey McGregor QC/warden (New College-Oxford), is born.Ref: 5
1927*René Thomas jazz guitarist: LPs: Guitar Groove, Who Cares?, The Italian Session; “A musician for musicians.”; is born.Ref: 4
1927*Dick Jones Snyder TX, actor (Buffalo Bill Jr), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Jane Nigh Hollywood CA, actress (Lorelei-Big Town), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Jacques Monod composer, is born.Ref: 5
1927*Ralph Stanley country singer, is born.Ref: 5
1928*Keith Williamson British RAF marshal, is born.Ref: 5
1928*Larry Gelbart writer/producer/actor (Oh God!, MASH), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Richard Stern US writer, is born.Ref: 5
1929*Christopher George Royal Oak MN, actor (Rat Patrol, Immortal), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Tommy Newsom Virginia, musician/bandleader/saxophonist (Tonight Show), is born.Ref: 5
1929*Peter Bingham Hinchcliff British church historian (1 Sided Reciprocity), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Erica Pedretti writer, is born.Ref: 5
1931*Edward Kellett-Bowman British MEP, is born.Ref: 5
1931*J R Stephenson Lieutenant-Colonel/Secretary (MCC), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Faron Young country singer/actor (Hidden Guns, Daniel Boone), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Martin William Karlins composer, is born.Ref: 5
1932*Laurence New Major-General, is born.Ref: 5
1934*Linda Cristal (Marta Victoria Moya Burges) actress: Hughes & Harlow: Angels in Hell, The Dead Don’t Die, The High Chaparral, is born.Ref: 4
1934*Tony Lema golf: British Open Champion [1964]; is born.Ref: 4
1934*Michael Wheeler-Booth Clerk of the Parliaments, is born.Ref: 5
1934*Robert Neame brewer, is born.Ref: 5
1934*Lord Crickhowell, is born.Ref: 5
1935*Sally Jessy Raphael (Sally Lowenthal) TV talk-show host: Sally Jessy RaphaëlRef: 4
1936*Jonnie Nicely playmate (August 1956), is born.Ref: 5
1936*Norman Orville Scribner composer, is born.Ref: 5
1937*Bob Schieffer Austin TX, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Basia Johnson maid (inherited Johnson & Johnson fortune), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Tom Courtenay actor: The Dresser, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, King Rat, Doctor Zhivago, The Last Butterfly, is born in England.Ref: 4
1938*Diane Baker Hollywood CA, actress (Diary of Anne Frank, Marnie), is born.Ref: 5
1938*Herb Elliott Australia, 1500 meter runner (Olympics-gold-1960), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Denny (Denver Clayton) Lemaster baseball: pitcher: Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves [all-star: 1967], Houston Astros, Montreal Expos, is born.Ref: 4
1939*A C F Verity master (Dulwich College), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Marisa Mell Vienna Austria, actress (Masquerade, Casanova '70), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Jesús Lopez-Cobos Toro Spain, conductor (International Conductor Competition), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Jud Taylor actor (Dr Gerson-Dr Kildare), is born.Ref: 5
1940*Billy Packer Wellsville NY, basketball sportscaster (CBS), is born.Ref: 5
1940 George Paul CEO (Norwich Union Insurance Group), is born.Ref: 5
1940 Hector MacKenzie trade unionist, is born.Ref: 5
1940*Ron (Ronald Edward) Santo baseball: (1st baseball player to veto his trade), Chicago Cubs [all-star: 1963-1966, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1974], Chicago White Sox, is born.Ref: 4
1941*David Puttnam London, film producer/CEO (Columbia Pictures), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Susan Browning Baldwin NY, actress (Pat-Mary Hartman), is born.Ref: 5
1941*Ramon Pagayon Santos composer, is born.Ref: 5
1941*Stewart Sutherland Principal/Vice-Chancellor (Edinburgh University), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Carl Eller football: Minnesota Vikings defensive end: Super Bowl IV, VIII, IX, XI, is born.Ref: 4
1942*Karen Grassle actress: Little House on the Prairie, President’s Mistress, Harry’s War, Wyatt Earp, is born.Ref: 4
1943*Sally Jesse Raphael, Easton PA, TV talk show host (Sally), is born.Ref: 68
1943*Maryann Amacher composer, is born.Ref: 5
1943*George Harrison, Liverpool England, rocker (My Sweet Lord, Beatles-Something, Traveling Wilburys-End of the Line), is born.Ref: 68
1944*Matt Guokas basketball: Philadelphia 76ers; Cleveland Cavaliers TV color analyst, CBS sports analyst, is born.Ref: 4
1944*Karen Grassle Berkeley CA, actress (Caroline-Little House on Prairie), is born.Ref: 5
1944*Kristina Holland Fayetteville NC, (Tina-Courtship of Eddie's Father), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Elkie Brooks Manchester England, rocker (Pearl's a Singer), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Shivadhar Srinivasa Naipaul Trinidad, novelist, essayist (Fireflies), is born.Ref: 5
1946*F Xaver Kroetz writer, is born.Ref: 5
1947*Eddie Thomson Australian soccer coach (Olyroos, Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Lewis Moonie British MP, is born.Ref: 5
1947*Lee Edward Evans, National Track and Field and Olympic Hall of Famer: set a world record for the 400-meter run at Mexico City Games: 43.86 seconds at an altitude over 1,000 meters [1968], is born in Madera CA.Ref: 4
1948*G B Warren British biochemist, is born.Ref: 5
1949*Lord Sempill, is born.Ref: 5
1950*Emitt Rhodes musician (The Merry-go-Round), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Anthony Lloyd British MP, is born.Ref: 5
1950*Neil Jordan director (Crying Game), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Rick Flair [Richard Fliehr], wrestling champion (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA), is born.Ref: 5
1951*Cesar (Encarnacion) Cedeno baseball: Houston Astros [all-star: 1972-1974, 1976], Cincinnati Reds, SL Cardinals [World Series: 1985], LA Dodgers, is born.Ref: 4
1952*James A Barcia (Representative-D-MI), is born.Ref: 5
1953*Garrett Glaser entertainment correspondent (Entertainment Tonight), is born.Ref: 5
1955*Leann Hunley actress (Dane Carrington-Dynasty, Dawson's Creek), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Davie Cooper soccer star, is born.Ref: 5
1957*Stuart ‘Woody’ Wood musician: guitar: group: Bay City Rollers: Saturday Night, Bye Bye Baby, Give Me a Little Love, is born in Scotland.Ref: 4
1957*Jane Ackroyd British sculptor, is born.Ref: 5
1958*Kurt Rambis NBA forward (Lakers, Hornets)/Clark Kent look-alike, is born.Ref: 5
1959*Mike Peters rocker (Alarm-In the Summertime), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Birgit Fischer German DR, 500 meter kayaker (Olympics-gold-1980), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Cammy Ciarelli Iowa City IA, WPVA volleyballer (Best of Beach-2nd-1995), is born.Ref: 5
1962*Foster Emerson Sylvers rocker, is born.Ref: 5
1963*Alison Roberts fashion designer, is born.Ref: 5
1963*Paul O'Neill Columbus OH, right fielder (Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees), is born.Ref: 5
1963*Tom McHale NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Don Majkowski NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Steve Nevius film editor (Eden, Fall Time, Damascus), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Carrot Top [Scott Thompson], Florida, comedian (American Comedy Award-1994), is born.Ref: 5
1965*Veronica Webb supermodel/actress (Jungle Fever, Malcolm X), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Téa Leoni actress: Jurassic Park III, Santa Barbara, Wyatt Earp, Deep Impact, is born in New York City.Ref: 4
1966*Samantha Phillips Ft Meade MD, Penthouse Pet, is born.Ref: 5
1966*Stacey Cortez actress (Sheila Cantillan-General Hospital), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Jenny Byrne Perth Australia, tennis star (1984 Futures-Wyong-Australia), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Nick Leeson British banker (Baring bank), is born.Ref: 5
1967*Rich Rowland US baseball catcher (Detroit Tigers), is born.Ref: 5
1968*David Hulse US baseball outfielder (Texas Rangers), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Donald Hodge NBA center (Charlotte Hornets), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Kerry Dienelt Australian softball catcher/1st baseman (Olympics-bronze-96), is born.Ref: 5
1969*Michelle Gibson equestrian dressage (Olympics-bronze-96), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Alfred Jordan CFL cornerback (Calgary Stampeders), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Brian O'Neal NFL full back (San Francisco 49ers), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Corey Mayfield NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Dave Brown NFL quarterback (New York Giants), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Joe Bowden NFL linebacker (Houston/Tennessee Oilers), is born.Ref: 5
1970*Troy Mallette Sudbury, NHL left wing (Ottawa Senators), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Andrew Hermann US 50K walker (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Byron Dafoe Sussex England, NHL goalie (Los Angeles Kings), is born.Ref: 5
1971*David Fox US, 50 meter freestyle (Olympics-6th-96), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Helen Dobson Skegness England, golfer (1993 State Farm Rail Classic), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Jennifer LaVoie Nashua NH, playmate (August 1993), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Nova Peris Darwin Australia, field hockey left halfback (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1971*Sean Astin Los Angeles CA, actor (Goonies, Like Father Like Son, Toy Soldiers), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Chris Harrison guard (Detroit Lions), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Erwin van de Looi soccer player (Vitesse), is born.Ref: 5
1972*Sean Harris NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Daryl Gardener defensive end (Miami Dolphins), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Kirrily Sharpe Bankstown Australia, tennis star (1995 Futures-Saga-Japan), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Detron Smith NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32), is born.Ref: 5
1974*Tamarick Vanover NFL wide receiver (Kansas City Chiefs), is born.Ref: 5
1975*Hercules Kyvelos Montréal Québec Canada, boxer (Olympics-96), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Chris Pitman rocker (Zaum, Tool), is born.Ref: 5
1976*Samaki Walker NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks), is born.Ref: 5
1992*Libby [Elizabeth] Callahan Columbia SC, sport pistol (Olympics-96)Ref: 5
779*Walburgis Anglo-Saxon abbess/saint (Walpurgis Night), dies.Ref: 5
1247*Hendrik IV duke of Limburg/earl of Bergen (1226-47), dies.Ref: 5
1495*Djem Sultan son of Turkish sultan Mehmed II, dies at 35.Ref: 5
1601*Robert Devereux, the second Earl of Essex and former favorite of Elizabeth I, is beheaded in the Tower of London for high treason.Ref: 2
1602*Everard van Reyd Dutch historian, dies at about 51.Ref: 5
1634*Van Friedland/Mecklenburg General-Admiral, dies at 50.Ref: 5
1634*Irish captain Walter Devereaux kills duke Wallenstein.Ref: 5
1634*Albrecht Wallenstein, Bohemian statesman and general in the Thirty Years' War, is murdered at age 50.Ref: 70
1642*Dutch settlers slaughter lower Hudson Valley Indians in New Netherland, North America, who sought refuge from Mohawk attackers.Ref: 2
1643*Marco da Gagliano Italian opera composer, dies at 60.Ref: 5
1643*Dutch US colonists kill Algonquin-Indians.Ref: 5
1682*Alessandro Stradella Italian violist/composer, murdered at 37.Ref: 5
1713*Frederick I, first King of Prussia, 1701-13, dies at age 55.Ref: 17
1719*Giovanni Maria Casini composer, dies at 66.Ref: 5
1723*Sir Christopher Wren architect, astronomer, mathematician; dies at age 90.Ref: 4
1819*Filinto Elísio [do Nascimento], Portuguese poet, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1826*Piotr A von der Pahlen military governor of St Petersburg, dies at 60.Ref: 5
1851*Ferdinand Simon Gassner composer, dies at 53.Ref: 5
1852*Thomas Moore, Irish poet, satirist, composer and musician, dies at age 72.Ref: 70
1864*Anna Harrison (Symmes) wife of 9th US President Benjamin Harrison; dies.Ref: 4
1865*Otto Ludwig, German novelist/playwright/critic, dies at age 52.Ref: 70
1894*James Morrison Steele Mackaye US actor/author/director, dies at 51.Ref: 5
1894*Steele MacKaye, American playwright, actor and inventor, dies at age 51.Ref: 70
1899*Paul Julius von Reuter founder of the news agency (Reuters), dies at age 82.Ref: 5
1901*Jose Rogel composer, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1902*Carl Ignaz Franz Umlauf composer, dies at 77.Ref: 5
1906*Anton Stepanovich Arensky Russian composer/conductor, dies at 44.Ref: 5
1914*Sir John Tenniel England, cartoonist/illustrator (Alice in Wonderland), dies at age 93.Ref: 70
1920 Aloys Liechtenstein nobleman/politician, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1922*Henri-Désiré Landru "Bluebeard", French sex murderer, guillotined at 52.Ref: 5
1925*Pedro Miguel Marques y Garcia composer, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1934*At the age of 60, baseball manager and player John McGraw dies in his home in New Rochelle, NY; his last public appearance was at last year's All Star game.Ref: 1
1934*Daniel Protheroe composer, dies at 67.Ref: 5
1942*Leo Ascher composer, dies at 61.Ref: 5
1945*Mário R de Morais Andrade Brazilian poet/folklorist, dies at 51.Ref: 5
1947*Friedrich Paschen German physicist, dies at 82.Ref: 5
1950*George Richards Minot, American physician (Nobel: Medicine-1934), dies in Brookline MA.Ref: 5
1953*Jesus Garcia Leoz composer, dies at 49.Ref: 5
1955*Marij Kogoj composer, dies at 59.Ref: 5
1957*Kurt von Wolfurt composer, dies at 76.Ref: 5
1957*Mark Aldanov [Mark A Landau], Russian/French chemist, dies at 70.Ref: 5
1960 Everhardus J van Romondt Dutch Antillean minister, dies at 51.Ref: 5
1962 Wilhelm Pessler German sociologist, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1964*Maurice Farman, French aircraft designer and manufacturer, dies at age 86.Ref: 70
1964*Alexander Archipenko sculptor, dies.Ref: 5
1967*John Griggs actor (Joey Bishop Show), dies at 57.Ref: 5
1968*Camille Huysmans Belgian premier (1946-47), dies at 96.Ref: 5
1969 Jan Zajic Czechoslovakian student, self incinerates.Ref: 5
1970*Mark Rothko,American Abstract Expressionist painter, dies at age 66.Ref: 70
1974*Julian Dash jazz musician: tenor sax: No Soap, Midnight Stroll, Double Shot, Gin Mill Special, Weddin’ Blues, My Silent Love, Long Moan, Creamin’, Goin’ Along; dies.Ref: 4
1975*Elijah Muhammad, American leader of the Nation of Islam (1934-75), dies in Chicago at age 77.Ref: 70
1978*Daniel "Chappie" James Jr retired Air Force General, dies at 58.Ref: 5
1983*Tennessee (Thomas Lanier) Williams, US playwright (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Streetcar Named Desire), chokes to death on a bottle cap at age 71.Ref: 68
1983*John Cowles Sr US publisher, dies at 84.Ref: 5
1984*Oil fire in Cubatao Brazil kills 500.Ref: 5
1987*James Coco actor: The Chair, Ensign Pulver, Man of La Mancha; dies at age 58.Ref: 68
1988*Amapola Del Vando actress (Cowboy), dies at 78.Ref: 5
1990*Deborra Hampton actress (Crossroads, 2 of a Kind), dies at 30.Ref: 5
1992*Guy Deghy actor (Matter of Who, 1 Eyed Soldiers), dies at 79.Ref: 5
1992*John E Allen Jr actor (1 2 3), dies.Ref: 5
1992*Ollie O'Toole dies after long illness at 79.Ref: 5
1993*Eddie Constantine actor (Alphaville, License to Kill), dies at 75.Ref: 5
1993 Jean G H "Sjeng" Tans Dutch PM (Social Democrat, 1965-69), dies.Ref: 5
1993*John D Boeke organist/conductor, dies.Ref: 5
1993*Troy Caldwell country musician (Marshall Tucker Band), dies at 45.Ref: 5
1994 Wladyslaw Sila Lawyer Adviser to Solidarity-Nowicki dies at 80.Ref: 5
1994*Yann Piat French MP (FN/PR), murdered at 44.Ref: 5
1994*Peruvian Yak-40 crashes into mountain near Tingo Maria, kills 31.Ref: 5
1994*American-born Jewish settler Baruch Goldstein opened fire inside the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the West Bank, killing 29 Muslims before he was beaten to death by worshippers.Ref: 70
1994*Jersey Joe Walcott (Arnold Raymond Cream) ‘The Barbados Demon’: International Boxing Hall of Famer, World Heavyweight Champion [1952]; lifetime record: 53-18-1, 33 Kos; dies at age 80.Ref: 4
1995*Jack Clayton British director (Great Gatsby), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1995 Oh Jin Woo Korean minister of defense, dies.Ref: 5
1995*Terence Weil cellist/teacher, dies at 73.Ref: 5
1995*Moslem fundamentalists shoot 20 Shiite mosque goers dead.Ref: 5
1996*Cambodian activist, Dr. Haing S. Ngor, who won an Academy Award for his performance in the 1984 movie "The Killing Fields", is shot to death outside his Los Angeles apartment. (XDG, p 4A, 2/25/2001)Ref: 83
1996*Two Palestinian suicide bombers blow up a bus in Jerusalem and at soldiers' hitchhiking post in coastal city of Ashkelon, killing 23 Israelis, two Americans and a Palestinian. More than 80 wounded. Hamas claims responsibility. Ref 
1996 Marion Farouk Political scientist-Sluglett dies at 59.Ref: 5
1996 Vehbi Koc industrialist/philanthropist, dies at 94.Ref: 5
1996*Haing S Ngor doctor/actor (Killing Fields), dies at 45.Ref: 5
1997*Andrei Donatovich Sinyavsky writer/critic, dies at 71.Ref: 5
1997*Tony Williams jazz drummer (Miles Davis), dies at 51.Ref: 5
1998*Luigi Veronesi Italian abstract artist (Campo Grafico), dies at 90.Ref: 5
1998*Umberto Mastroianni Italian sculptor, dies at 87Ref: 5
1999*Glenn T. Seaborg, American head of Atomic Energy Commission/chemist/discovered Plutonium/Nobel Prize-winning nuclear chemist (1951), dies at age 87.Ref: 70

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