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Important birthdays:

1410John Van Lannoy, Flemish governor of Holland/Zealand/West Frisia
1623Johann Adam Reincken, composer
1701Charles Emanuel I, King of Sardinia
1707John Burman, Dutch botanist/director botanical gardens
1724Ferdinand Philipp Joseph Lobkowitz, composer
1737Edward Gibson, England, historian (Decline & Fall of Roman Emp)
1759Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, England, writer/feminist (Female Reader)
1767Andreas Jakob Romberg, German violinist/composer (Song of the Clock)
1791Samuel F. B. Morse, dit-dah-dit
1791Samuel Finley Breece Morse, US painter/inventor (telegraph)
1802Abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer
1803Alfred Julius Becher, composer
1812Friedrich von Flotow, composer
1820Herbert Spencer, English Victorian philosopher
1820Herbert Spencer, Derby England, Victorian philosopher (Social Statics)
1822Ulyssses S. Grant, 18th President (1869-1877)
1822Ulysses S Grant, [Hiram], Ohio (R), 18th president (1869-77)
1824William Richard Bexfield, composer
1828Gerben Colmjon, Dutch Frisian linguist/publisher
1835John Murray Corse, Pitts, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers) [or 9/27]
1840Edward Whymper, 1st to climb Matterhorn (1865)
1861Georgy L'vovich Catoire, composer
1861Johan M Skjoldborg, Danish writer (Dynaes-Digte)
1865Emile Erens, Dutch Hagiographer (Pastor of Ars)
1869William Victor Harris, composer
1871Arthur Finlay Nevin, composer
1873Harry M O'Connor, Chicago IL, actor (Stranger than Fiction)
1875Andr‚ Baillon, Belgian/French author (Un homme si simple)
1875Freddie Fane, cricketer (Hobbs' 1st Test opening partner)
1875Lumsden Hare, Ireland, actor (Oregon Trail, Desert Fox, Young Bess)
1883Hubert Harrison, St Croix Virgin Island, writer/freedom fighter
1884Louis de Bree, [Louis C Davids], actor (Bluejackets)
1891Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev, composer
1892Louis Victor de Broglie, physicist (studied electrons)
1893Norman Bel Geddes, Adrian Mich, theatrical designer (Rivals, Dead End)
1894Nicolas Slonimsky, composer
1896Wallace Hume Carothers, invented nylon.
1896Rogers Hornsby, 2nd baseman (St Louis Cards)
1896Wallace Hume Carothers, inventor (nylon)
1900Walter Lantz, Woody Woodpecker's creator
1900Walter Lantz, animator (Woody Woodpecker's creator)
1902Kitty Kelly, NYC, actress (Ladies of the Jury, Behind Office Doors)
1903Frank Belknap Long, American writer (Rim of the Unknown)
1903Hans Walter Kosterliz, biochemist
1904Arthur F Burns, economist/chairman (Federal Reserve Board)
1904Cecil Day-Lewis, England, poet laureate/detective (Nicholas Blake)
1904Ragnar Skrede, Norwegian poet (Lauvfall)
1905Julian Stryjkowski, writer
1905Philip Radcliffe, composer
1906Mark Alexander Abrams, market researcher
1909Muriel C Bradbrook, English writer (That Infidel Place)
1911Colin Gordon, Ceylon, actor (John-Baron)
1911Georges Dargaud, French publisher (Asterix, Tintin)
1912Franz Weyergans, Belgian literary (Les Gens Heureux)
1912Frederick Rand Weissman, philanthropist
1912Renato Rascel, actor (7 Hills of Rome, Secrets of Santa Vittoria)
1914Albert Soboult, French historian
1916Jan Rychlik, composer
1918John Alfred Scali, journalist/correspondent (ABC)
1918Kirby Stone, NYC, jazz combo leader (Baubles Bangles & Beads)
1918Willem N "Pim" Koot, pianist of Concert building (Oh, Lady! Lady!)
1919Walter Ritchie, sculptor
1922Daphne Anderson, London, actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice)
1922Jack Klugman, Phila (Oscar-Odd Couple, Quincy, Goodbye Columbus)
1927Coretta Scott King, civil rights activist
1927Connie Kay, jazz drummer
1927Coretta Scott King, Marion Ala, civil rights leader
1927John Joseph Moakley, (Rep-D-Massachusetts, 1973- )
1929Nina Ponomareva Romaschkova, USSR, discus thrower (Oly-gold-1952, 60)
1930Roelof F "Pik" Botha, South African minister of Foreign affairs
1931Igor Oistrach, Russian violinist/son of David Oistrach
1931Krzystzof Komeda, composer
1932Anouk Aimee, [Fran‡oise Dreyfus], Paris, actress (8«, La Dolce Vita)
1932Casey Kasem, Detroit Mich, radio personality (American Top 40)
1932Charles Adkins, US, light welterweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1952)
1932Chuck Knox, NFL coach (Rams, Bills, Seahawks)
1932Fran‡ois Bayle, composer
1932Maxine Brown, rocker (Browns)
1932Petar Ozgijan, composer
1936Khalid Wazir, cricketer (son of S Wazir Ali 2 Tests for Pakistan 1954)
1937Phil Jones, newsman (CBS)
1937Sandy Dennis, Nebraska, actress (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)
1938Earl Anthony, bowler (PBA money champ 1974-6, 1981-3)
1939Jerry Mercer, Montreal Canada, rock drummer (April Wine)
1939Judy Carne, Northhampton Engl, comedienne (Laugh-in, Fair Exchange)
1941Friedrich Goldmann, composer
1941Jan D Blaauw, Dutch MP (VVD)
1941Judith Blegen, Missoula Mont, opera singer (Papagena-Magic Flute)
1942Gordon Roddick, English cosmetic manufacturer (Body Shop)
1942Valeri Vladimirovich Polyakov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-6, TM-18)
1943Eugene Polyakov, dancer
1943Helmut Marko, auto racer (Le Mans Grand Prix)
1944Cuba Gooding, US singer (Everybody Plays the Fool)
1944Herb Pedersen, Berkley Ca, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited)
1944Michael Fish, British TV weatherman
1945August Wilson, US, playwright (Fences, Pulitzer 1987)
1946John Maclean, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1978-79)
1947Ann Peebles, Missouri, singer (I Can't Stand the Rain)
1947Herbie Murrell, US singer (Stylistics-You are My Everything)
1947Pete Ham, Swansea Wales, rock vocalist (Badfinger-Come & Get It)
1947Peter Gena, composer
1948Katie Pierson, NJ, vocals/guitarist (B-52's-Rock Lobster, Love Shack)
1949Douglas Sheehan, Santa Monica Calif, actor (Ben-Knots Landing)
1949Doug Sheehan, actor (Joe Kelly-General Hospital)
1949Yoshiaki Fujiwara, wrestler (NJPW/PWF/UWF)
1951Ace Frehley, Bronx NY, heavy metal rocker (Kiss-Beth, Frehley's Comet)
1951Boris Kinberg, rock percussionist (Mink Deville)
1953Ellen L Shulman Baker, Fayetteville NC, MD/astronaut (STS 34, 50, 71)
1955Cora Ann Mahalick, NJ, news anchor (WNYW-TV)
1956Dennie Shupryt-Knoop, Chicago Ill, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)
1958Keith Denunzio, rocker
1959Marco Pirroni, London, rock guitarist (Adam & The Ants)
1959Sheena Easton, [Shirley Orr], Glasgow Scotland, singer (Sugar Walls)
1962Denise Baldwin, Atlanta, LPGA golfer (1991 Futures Salisbury Classic)
1962Patricia Plumer, Covina Calif, 1.5k/5k runner
1962Patricia Susan Plumer Levere, Covina, California, 3K runner
1963Arther van Dijk, drummer (Ivy Green)
1963Grant Show, actor (Jake-Melrose Place, Rick-Ryan's Hope)
1963Schae Harrison, Orange Calif, actress (Darla-Bold & Beautiful)
1964Paul Osbaldiston, CFL kicker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1965Courtenay Becker-Dey, Greenwich Conn, Europe yachter (Oly-bronze-1996)
1966Peter McIntyre, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1995)
1967Bridgette Gordon, WNBA forward (Sacramento Monarchs, Olympic-gold-88)
1967Willem-Alexander CGF, Dutch crown prince/son of Queen Beatrix of Neth
1968Adrian Cooper, NFL tight end (Minn Vikings)
1969Brett Steven, Bermuda, NZ tennis player (Olympics-96)
1969Francine "Frankie" McRae, Australian softball outfielder (Oly-br-96)
1969Mica Paris, rocker (So Good)
1969Tyrone Rodgers, CFL defensive linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1970Mikiko Hagiwara, WNBA guard (Sacramento Monarchs)
1970Tim Hanshaw, NFL guard (SF 49ers)
1971Craig Keith, NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1971Hayley Carr, Salzburg Austria, actress (Courtney-As the World Turns)
1971James Burton, cornerback (Chicago Bears)
1971Ricky Sutton, WLAF defensive end (Barcelona Dragons)
1972Alison McKnight, Bakersfield Calif, 100m hurdler/heptathlete
1972David Lascher, NYC, actor (Josh-Clueless, Kidz in the Wood)
1972Ethan Brooks, NFL/WAFL tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Rhein Fire)
1972Silvia Farina, Milan Italy, tennis star (1995 Maria Lankowitz doubles)
1972Tim Ruddy, NFL center (Miami Dolphins)
1972Tommy Thompson, NFL punter (SF 49ers)
1973Andr‚ Govan, Culver City Calif, actor (Monster Squad)
1973S‚bastien Lareau, Montreal Quebec, tennis player (Olympics-96)
1974Carlos Fortes, soccer player (Sparta)
1974Pete Chryplewicz, tight end (Detroit Lions)
1975Andr‚ Gower, actor (Baby Makes 5, Fathers & Sons, Mr President)
1975Kenny Harris, safety (Arizona Cardinals)
1975Michael Booker, cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
1992James Duke Mason, son of singer Belinda Carlisle & Morgan Mason

Historial events:

Union Day, celebrated in Tanzania.
1509Pope Julius II excommunicates Italian state of Venice
1518Treaty of St Truiden: anti-French Trapdoors/Bourgondisch covenant
1522Battle at Bicacca: Charles I & Pope Adrianus VI beat France
1526Mogol King Babur beats sultan of Delhi
1565First Spanish settlement in Phillipines, Cebu City.
15651st Spanish settlement in Philippines, Cebu City, forms
1576Peace of Beaulieu & Paix de Monsieur
1643Tirso de Molina's "Bellaco Sois, Gomez," premieres in Madrid
1646King Charles I flees Oxford
1650Scottish general Montrose defeated
1662Netherlands & France sign military covenant
1694Frederik August I "the Strong" becomes monarch of Saksen
1746Battle at Culloden Moor: Duke of Cumberland beats "James VIII & III" 49808 "S
1805US Marines attack shores of Tripoli
1813Americans under Gen Pike capture Toronto; Pike is killed
1828Zoological Gardens at Regent's Park London, opens
1838Fire destroys half of Charleston
1841Imakita Kosen, 1st Zen teacher of D.T. Suzuki, found the awakening
1857Establishment of Jewish congregations in Lower Austria prohibited
1859"Pomona" sinks in North Atlantic drowning all 400 aboard
1860Thomas J Jackson is assigned to command Harpers Ferry
1861President Abe Lincoln suspends writ of habeas corpus
1861West Virginia secedes from Virginia after Virginia secedes from US
1863Battle of Streight's raid: Tuscumbia to Cedar Bluff, AL
1865Cornell University (Ithaca NY) is chartered
1865Steamboat "Sultana" explodes in Mississippi River, kills up to 1,547. 1450 of 2000 paroled Union POWs on their way home are killed when river steamer "Sultana" blows up
1867Opera "Rom‚o et Juliette" is produced (Paris)
1870Heinrich Schliemann discovers Troi
1874White League, Paramilitary white supremacist organization, forms
1877Opera "Le Roi de Lahore" is produced (Paris)
1877President Hayes removes Federal troops from LA, Reconstruction ends
1881Pogroms against Russian Jews start in Elisabethgrad
1890French troops under Capt Archinard occupy Ouss‚bougou West Sudan
1897Grant's Tomb (famed of song and legend) is dedicated.
1897Grant's Tomb (famed of song & legend) dedicated
19031st Highlander (Yankee) shut-out, Phila A's win 6-0
1903Long Island's Jamaica Race Track opens
1905World Exposition opens in Luik
19084th modern Olympic games opens in London
1909Sultan of Turkey Abdul Hamid II is overthrown
1910Belgian parliament rejects socialist motion for general voting rights
1912Relief laws replaces those of 1854, in Netherlands
1918Giants' 9-0 winning start & Dodgers' 0-9 losing streak are stopped
1920Pogrom leader Petljoera declares Ukraine Independence
1921Hadjememaar, [Corn de Gelder] elected in Amsterdam
1922Fritz Langs "Dr Mabuse, der Spieler" premieres in Berlin
1922Yakut ASSR formed in Russian SFSR
1923Mussolini govt italian place in South Tirol/Alto Adige
1924Antwerp soccer tie Belgium-Netherlands 1-1
1926In the Giants' 9-8 win over Phillies, Mel Ott, 17, 1st appearance
1931100ø F (38ø C), Pahala, Hawaii (state record)
1933Karl Jansky reports reception of cosmic radio signal in Wash DC
1935Brussel's World Expo opens
1935Yanks pull a 1st inning triple-play & beat Phila A's 9-8
1937US Social Security system makes its first benefit payment.
19371st US social security payment made
1937US Social Security system makes its 1st benefit payment
1940Himmler orders establishment of Auschwitz Concentration Camp
1941German troops occupy Athens Greece
1942Belgium Jews are forced to wear stars
1942Tornado destroys Pryor Oklahoma killing 100, injuring 300
1943Lou Jansen & Jan Dieters arrested, lead illegal CPN party in Holland
1943Soviet Union breaks contact with Polish government exiled in London
1944Boston Brave Jim Tobin no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 2-0
1945Founding of the Second Republic, in Austria.
19452nd Republic of Austria forms
1945Italian partisans capture Mussolini prisoner
1945US 5th army enters Genua
1946Radar first installed aboard a commercial ship.
19461st radar installation aboard a coml ship installed
1947Babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium & through out US
1948Arab legion attacks Gesher bridge on Jordan River
1950"Tickets, Please" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 245 performances
1950South Africa passes Group Areas Act segregating races
1951Mohammed Mossadeq chosen premier of Persia
1952"4 Saints in 3 Acts" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 15 perfs
19531st general elections in British Guyana, won by Jagans PPP
1953Wrestler Freddie Blassie coins term "Pencil neck geek" 49870 "S
1956Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing
1959"Today" show goes abroard 1st time (Paris France)
1959Liu Sjau-chi elected president of China PR
1960First atomic-electric drive submarine launched (Tullibee).
19601st atomic powered electric-drive submarine launched (Tullibee)
1960South Korean pres Syngman Rhee resigns
1960Togo (formerly French Togo) declares independence from French adm
1961NASA launches Explorer 11 into Earth orbit to study gamma rays
1961NFL officially recognizes Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio
1961Sierra Leone declares independence from UK
1962Arnold Wesker's "Chips with Everything," premieres in London
1962US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1963"Jopie" Pengel forms govt in Suriname
1963Cuban premier Fidel Castro arrives in Moscow
1964John Lennon's "In His Own Write" is published in US
1965"I'm Solomon" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 7 perfs
1965RC Duncan patents "Pampers" disposable diaper
1966Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 2nd cello concert
1967Expo '67 opens in Montreal
1967Rocky Marciano retires as undefeated boxing champ
1967US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968"Education of Hyman Kaplan" closes at Alvin NYC after 28 perfs
1968Balt Oriole Tom Phoebus no-hits Boston, 6-0
1968Congress of Political Party Radicals (PPR) forms in Netherlands
1969Carol Mann wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational
1971Curt Flood resigns Senators after 13 games & departs for Denmark
1972Apollo 16 returns to Earth
1972NYC Mayor John Lindsey appeals that John Lennon not be deported
1973KC Royal Steve Busby no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0
1974Pan Am 707 crashes into mountains of Bali, killing 107
1975Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic
1975USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1976"So Long 174th St" opens at Harkness Theater NYC for 16 performances
1976Arabic Monetary Fund established in Abu Dhabi
1977Bloody riots in Soweto South Africa
1977HCC, Hobby Computer Club, forms in Netherlands
197814th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yanks beat Mets 4-3 in 11
1978Accident at nuclear reactor Willow Island, W Virginia, kills 51
1978Afgh nist n revolution (National Day), pro-Russian military coup
1979George Harrison releases "Love Comes to Everyone" 49910 "S
19811st female soccer official is hired by NASL
1981Beatle Ringo Starr marries actress Barbara Bach [Goldbach]
1982Nordiques 1-Isles 4-Semifinals-Isles hold 1-0 lead
1982Trial of John W Hinckley Jr attempted assassin of Reagan, begins
1983Nolan Ryan becomes strikeout king (3,509), passing Walter Johnson
1984Cleve Indians beat Detroit Tigers, 8-4, in 19 innings
1984Over 70 inches of snow falls on Red Lake Montana
1986Captain Midnight (John MacDougall) interrupts an HBO broadcast.
1986"Sweet Charity" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 368 performances
1986Captain Midnight (John R MacDougall) interrupts HBO
1986Pat Bradley wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
1987US Justice Dept bars Austrian Chancellor Kurt Waldheim from entering US, due to his aid of Nazi Germany during WW II
1989"Starmites" opens at Criter Ctr SR Theater NYC for 60 performances
1989Beijing students take over Tiananmen Square in China
1989Hurricane in Bangladesh, kills 500
1989Mandatory seatbelt law goes into effect in Italy
199050th annual barbershop quartet singing convention held (Mich)
1990Dodger Orel Hershiser undergoes career-threatening shoulder surgery
1990Villanova's women set a 6,000 m relay world record of 17:18:10
1991"Lucifer's Child" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 28 perfs
1991Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by David Ozio
1992"Small Family Business" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 48 perfs
1992NY Jets finish perfect 5-0 pre-season for 1st time
1992NY Mets trade David Cone to Toronto Blue Jays for Jeff Kent
1993Afghan Antonov AN-32 crashes at Tashqurgan, kills 76
1994"Inspector Calls" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 454 performances
199429.0øC in Genevad, Sweden (Swedish April high temperature record)
19947th longest NHL game: NJ Devils beat Buffalo Sabres (125 min 43 sec)
1994Graeme Obree bicycles world record time (52,713 km)
1994President Nixon buried in Nixon Library in Calif
1994Twins righty Scott Erickson no-hits Brewers 6-0
1995"Indiscretions" opens at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC for 221 perfs
1995Coors Field in Colo opens - Denver Rockies beats Mets 11-9 in 14
1996Brunswick World Tournament of Champions won by Dave D'Entremont
1997"Little Foxes," opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 56 performances
1997"Stanley," closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC
1997Frank Nobilo wins Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic at Forest Oaks
1997Las Vegas Senior Golf Classic by TruGreen-ChemLawn
1997Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Championship
4977BC - Johannes Kepler's date for creation of universe.

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