Thursday, December 14, 2017

1613 - Galileo observes Neptune but fails to recognize what he sees -Sounds like a politician
1802 - John Beckley of Virginia appointed first Librarian of Congress
1834 - President Jackson orders first use of US troops to suppress a labor dispute
1845 - Edgar Allen Poe's "Raven" 1st published (NYC)
1850 - Henry Clay introduces a comprise bill on slavery to US Senate - That didn't work at all
1856 - Victoria Cross established to acknowledge valour in the face of the enemy
1861 - Kansas becomes 34th state
1863 - Battle at Bear River, Washington: US army vs indians
1879 - Custer Battlefield National Monument, Montana established - Celebrating a loss due to stupidity
1886 - 1st successful gasoline-driven car patented, Karl Benz, Karlsruhe
1891 - Liliuokalani is proclaimed Queen of Hawaii, its last monarch.
1896 - Emile Grubbe is the first doctor to use radiation treatment for breast cancer
1900 - American League organized in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee & Minneapolis
1908 - Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, at Cornell University, incorporates - 1st toga party shortly afterwards
1913 - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, at Howard University, incorporates - 1st fight over a fraternity date shortly aftwerwards
1916 - 1st bombing of Paris by German Zeppelins takes place
1919 - Secretary of state proclaims 18th amendment (prohibition) - That just made criminals rich
Animator Walt DisneyAnimator Walt Disney

1920 - Walt Disney starts work as an artist with KC Slide Co for $40 a week
1924 - Ice cream cone rolling machine patented by Carl Taylor, Cleveland
1929 - Seeing Eye Guide Dog organization forms in USA
1933 - German president Paul von Hindenburg appoints Adolf Hitler as chancellor
1942 - German & Italian troops occupy Benghazi, Libya - We should have let them keep it
1943 - New Zealand cruiser Kiwi collides with Japanese submarine I-1 at Guadalcanal
1944 - 285 German bombers attack London
1944 - USS Missouri, the last battleship commissioned by the US Navy, is launched.- I have stood on her deck
1944 - World War II: The Battle of Cisterna takes place in central Italy.
1949 - Great Britain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand & Switzerland recognize Israel
1951 - Liz Taylor's 1st divorce (Conrad Hilton Jr)
1953 - 1st movie in Cinemascope (The Robe) premieres
1954 - Arnold Schoenberg's "De Profundis," premieres in Cologne
1958 - Murderer Charles Starkweather, captured by police in Wyoming - He was a Husker fan
1958 - Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward wed
1959 - Walt Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" released
1964 - Stanley Kubrick's "Dr Strangelove," premieres
1964 - Unmanned Apollo 1 Saturn launcher test attains Earth orbit
1966 - Snow storm in north east US kills 165
1969 - Jimi Hendrix & Peter Townshend wage a battle of guitars
1970 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1978 - Sweden outlaws aerosol sprays due to their harmful effect on the ozone layer, becoming the first nation to enact such a ban.
1979 - Emerson, Lake & Palmer disband after 10 years together
1979 - Pres Carter commuted Patricia Hearst's 7 year sentence to 2 years
1980 - 6 Iranian-held US hostages escape with help of Canadians - Someon should make a movie about this
1984 - President Reagan formally announces he will seek a 2nd term - He already had Alzheimer's
1984 - Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic of Deer Creek
1984 - Space Shuttle 41-B (STS-11) Challenger launched
1987 - William J Casey, ends term as 13th director of CIA
CIA Director William CaseyCIA Director William Casey

1988 - United Airlines Boeing 747SP, circles world in 36h54m15s
1989 - Episcopal Church of the United States appoints Barbara Harris as its first female bishop
1989 - USSR's Phobos II enters Martian orbit
1990 - Exxon Valdez capt Joseph Hazelwood goes on trial due to oil spill

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson MandelaAnti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela

1991 - Nelson Mandela and Mangosuthu Buthelezi meet after 28 years
1996 - 6,138th performance of "Cats" is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, "A Chorus Line"
1998 - Singer Bobby Brown found guiilty of DWI in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1998 - Thick Fog causes highway carnage in Belgium & Netherlands, 6 die
1998 - Woman's Clinic in Birmingham Ala bombed, 1 killed

Those who died on this date

Animated Changing Military Seals-1

From 1956 to 1975, 158 US soldiers died on January 29th in Vietnam.

1820 - King George III of the United Kingdom (b. 1738). Reigned 1760-1820.
1946 - Harry L Hopkins, US min of Business (Loan & Lease law), dies at 55
Poet Robert FrostPoet Robert Frost

1963 - Robert Frost, American poet (New Hampshire, 4 Pulitzers), dies at 88
1964 - Alan Ladd, actor (Shane), dies at 50 in Palm Springs Calif
1977 - Freddie Prinze, comedian/actor (Chico & the Man), shoots himself at 22
1980 - Jimmy Durante, comedian (Palooka, Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 86
1984 - Frances Goodrich, (Diary of Anne Frank), dies at 93 of lung cancer
1986 - Leif Erickson, actor (John-High Chaparral), dies at 74
1994 - Ulrike Maier, olympic skier, breaks neck during world cup skiing at 26
1997 - Eric Schneider, murderer of 2 teachers, executed in MO at 35
1998 - Joseph Alioto, mayor of San Francisco (b. 1916)
1999 - Lili St. Cyr, American dancer (b. 1918)
2002 - Dick "Night Train" Lane, American football player (b. 1928)
2007 - Barbaro, American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 2003)

 

Those who arrived on this date

1700 - Daniel Bernoulli, Basel Switz, mathematician (10 time French award)
1737 - Thomas Paine, political essayist (Common Sense, Age of Reason)
1756 - Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee III, Congressman, Governor of Virginia and American General
25th US President William McKinley25th US President William McKinley

1843 - William McKinley, Niles Ohio, 25th US President (1897-1901), (d. 1901)
1850 - Lawrence Hargrave, inventor (invented the box kite) - His mother told him to go fly a.........
1860 - Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Tagarov Russia, playwright (Cherry Orchard) - He was not a comic writer
1874 - John David Rockefeller Jr, Cleveland Ohio, philanthropist - After he left the family company
1878 - Barney Oldfield, Ohio, race car and bicyle driver
1880 - W C Fields, [William Claude Dukenfield], Phila, actor (Bank Dick) - The original curmedgeon
1908 - Adam Clayton Powell, (Rep-D-NY, 1945-70)
1912 - "Professor" Irwin Corey, Brooklyn NY, comedian (Car Wash, Doc)
11913 - Victor Mature, Louisville KY, actor (1 Million BC, Samson & Delilah) (d. 1999)
1913 - Daniel Taradash, American screenwriter (d. 2003)
1918 - John Forsythe, NJ, actor (Bachelor Father, Charlie's Angels, Dynasty)
1923 - Paddy Chayevsky, [Sydney], US, dramatist (Marty, Hospital) (d. 1981)
1940 - Katharine Ross, American actress
1942 - Claudine Longet, France, former Mrs Andy Williams/singer - She may have shot her boyfriend

Actor Tom SelleckActor Tom Selleck

1945 - Tom Selleck, Detroit Mich, actor (Lance-Rockford Files, Magnum PI)
1948 - Marc Singer, Vancouver Canada, actor (V, Dallas)
1950 - Ann Jillian, Cambridge Massachusetts, actress (Mr Mom, Jennifer Slept Here)
Talk show host Oprah WinfreyTalk show host Oprah Winfrey

1954 - Oprah Winfrey, Kosciusko Mississippi, Talk show host and actress ('The Oprah Winfrey Show' 'Colour Purple')
1957 - Irlene Mandrell, Corpus Christi Tx, country singer (Mandrell Sisters)
1959 - Paul McGann, actor (Dr Who)
1960 - Gregory Efthimos Louganis, San Diego Ca, diver (Olympic-gold-1984, 88)
1962 - Nicholas Turturro, Queens NY, actor (James Martinez-NYPD Blue)
1968 - Edward Burns, Queens, New York, American actor, director, writer (Brothers McMullen, Saving Private Ryan)
1972 - Scott Davis, Great Falls Mont, figure skater (Olympics-1994)
1975 - Sara Gilbert, Santa Monica California, actress (Melissa-Roseanne)
1988 - Stephanie Gilmore, Australian professional surfer