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Today is Friday, June 14, 2013.

Birthdays

2160 Montgomery Edward Scott, Aberdeen Scotland, fictional eng (Star Trek)
1994 Nicholas Pietro Santopictro, son of Vanna White
1976 Rita Carvalho, Miss Universe-Portugal (1996)
1975 A J Mleczko, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
1974 Rod Payne, corner (Cincinnati Bengals)
1973 Stepfret Williams, wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
1973 Sam Shade, NFL strong safety (Cin Bengals)
1973 Sami Kapanen, Vantaa Fin, NHL left wing (Whalers, Carolina, Oly-B-98)
1973 Michael Cade, NJ, actor (Sylvester Winkle-Calif Dreams)
1973 Daniel Marsh, cricketer (son of Rod South Aust slow lefty since 1993)
1972 Rick Brunson, NBA guard (Portland Trailblazers)
1972 Jeff Kysar, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders)
1971 Fred Baxter, NFL tight end (NY Jets)
1971 Bruce Bowen, NBA guard (Boston Celtics)
1970 Willie Beamon, NFL cornerback (NY Giants)
1970 Todd Manning, fictional character (One Life to Live)
1970 Simone Fleurice Eden, Arcadia Ca, playmate (Feb, 1989)
1969 Steffi Graf, Bruhl West Germany, tennis player (Grand Slam 1988)
1969 Eugene Chung, NFL guard (Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts)
1969 Eric Desjardins, Rauyn Quebec, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Canada)
1968 Yasmine Bleeth, NYC, actress (Ryan's Hope, 1 Life to Live, Baywatch)
1968 Tony Smith, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
1968 Eric Murdock, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies, Miami Heat)
1968 Brian Wiggins, NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers)
1967 Wendy Lian Williams, St Louis Mo, US diver (Olympic-bronze-88, 92)
1967 Dedrick Dodge, NFL safety (SF 49ers, Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1967 Ante Mise, Yugoslav soccer player (Hajduk Split/Vitesse)
1966 Traylor Howard, Orlando Fla, actress (Joy Byrnes-Boston Common)
1966 Rod Stephens, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
1966 Ricky Siglar, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs, New Orleans Saints)
1964 Randall Thompson, Halifax Nova Scotia, boxer (Olympics-96)
1964 Jamie Dukes, NFL center (Arizona Cardinals)
1963 Laurel Kean, Portland ME, LPGA golfer (1994 JAL Big Apple-17th)
1963 James Patrick, Winnipeg, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
1963 Chris DeGarmo, guitarist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
1962 Scott Radecic, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
1961 Sam Perkins, NBA forward/center (Seattle Supersonics)
1961 Grace Jackson, St Ann Jamaica, 200m runner (Olympic-silver-1988)
1961 "Boy George" O'Dowd, androgynous vocalist & druggie (Culture Club)
1960 Tonie Campbell, LA Calif, 100m hurdler (Olympic-bronze-1988)
1958 Eric Heiden, Wisc, /1/1/5/10K speed skater (Olympic-5 golds-1980)
1958 Carina Persson, Stockholm Sweden, playmate (August, 1983)
1958 Brian David Willis, rock drummer (Quarterflash)
1958 Eric Heiden, skater, FIVE Gold Medals at 1984 Winter Olympics.
1956 Frederick Funk, Takoma Park MD, PGA golfer (1992 Shell Houston Open)
1955 Vince Evans, NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders)
1955 Larry Burrows, fictional character (Mr Destiny)
1955 Kim Lankford, Montebello Calif, actress (Gingers-Knots Landing)
1954 Will Patton, Charleston SC, actor (No Way Out, Ballzaire the Cajun)
1953 David Thomas, US singer/songwriter (Pere Ubu)
1952 Jimmy Lea, England, rock bassist (Slade)
1952 Eddie Mekka, Worcester Mass, actor (Carmine-Laverne & Shirley)
1950 Jeremy Sinden, actor (Chariots of Fire, Ascendancy, Harem)
1949 Rochelle Firestone, Kansas City MO, actress (Hellhole)
1949 Bob Frankston, programmer (VisiCalc)
1949 Alan White, English rock drummer (Yes, Ramshackled)
1946 Ralph McAllister Ingersol II, NYC, newspaper publisher
1946 Donald Trump, billionaire/master builder (Trump Towers/Plaza/Castle)
1945 Rod Argent, rocker (She's Not There-Zombies, Hold Your Head Up-Argent)
1943 W J [Billy] Tauzin, (Rep-D-LA, 1980- )
1943 Muff [Mervyn] Winwood, singer (Spencer Davis Group-Gimme Some Lovin)
1943 F James Sensenbrenner, (Rep-R-Wisconsin)
1941 John Edgar Widerman, US writer
1940 John Mizelle, composer
1940 Jack Bannon, LA Calif, actor (Art-Lou Grant, Trauma Center)
1940 Bill Baker, (Rep-R-California)
1940 Ben Davidson, LA Calif, actor (Rhino-Ball Four, Code R)
1939 Steny H Hoyer, (Rep-D-MD, 1981- )
1935 Jan Nijland, cattle breeder/Dutch MP (CDA)
1933 Jerzy Kosinski, novelist (Painted Bird, Being There)
1932 Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, composer
1931 Marla Gibbs, Chicago Ill, actress (Florence-Jeffersons, Mary-227)
1929 Cy Coleman, [Seymour Kaufman], songwriter (Witchcraft, Sweet Charity)
1929 Alan Davidson, cricketer (mighty Australian lefty quick all-rounder)
1928 Ernesto "Che" Guevara Serna, Arg/Cuba revolutionary (Cuba)
1928 Ernesto (Che) Guevara, Latin American revolutionary
1926 Hermann Kant, writer
1925 Pierre Salinger, newsman (ABC)/press secretary (John Kennedy)
1925 David Bache, designer
1925 Barbara Hammer Avedon, scriptwriter
1924 Solouchin, writer
1923 Theodore Bloomfield, composer
1923 Jack Hayward, Brit financier (Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club)
1923 Donald Smith, cricketer (uneventful England opening batsman 1957)
1922 Arthur Jacobs, musicologist
1921 Gene Barry, NYC, actor (Bat Masterson, Name of the Game, Burke's Law)
1920 Helmer-Rayner Sinisalo, composer
1919 Sam Wanamaker, Chic Ill, actor (Holocaust, Competition, Raw Deal)
1918 Leroy T Walker, Atlanta Ga, US Olympic consultant (1960, 68, 72)
1918 Dorothy McGuire, Omaha Neb, actress (Old Yeller, Summer Magic)
1918 Carter Harman, composer
1917 Al "Lash" LaRue, Gretna La, actor (Lash of the West, Wyatt Earp)
1916 Karl-Rudi Griesbach, composer
1916 Geoffrey Goodwin, British professor of international relations
1912 E Cuyler Hammond, scientist (1st to link smoking with lung cancer)
1910 Rudolf Kempe, Niederpoyritz Germany, conductor (Tonhalle Orch 1965-72)
1909 Burl Ives, Hunt Ill, folk singer/actor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)
1908 John Scott Trotter, Charlotte NC, orch leader (George Gobel Show)
1907 Ren Char, French poet/painter
1906 Margaret Bourke-White, photographer/innovator/correspondent
1906 Gil Lamb, Minneapolis, actor (Hit Parade of 1947, Riding High)
1906 Carl Esmond, Wien (Vienna) Austria, actor (Smash-Up)
1904 Benno Ammann, composer
1903 Arthur William Raynes McDonald, radar Pioneer/pilot
1900 June Walker, IL, actress (War Nurse, Unforgiven)
1899 Kawabata Yasunari, Zen writer (Nobel Literature 1968)
1895 Louis Finkelstein, US historian/theologist (Pharizees)
1895 Cliff Edwards, Hannibal MO, singer (When You Wish Upon a Star)
1889 Victor van Straelen, Flemish biologist/palaeontologist
1884 John McCormack, Irish/US singer (Irish folksongs)
1883 Lucien Cerfaux, Belgian bible expert
1882 Michael Zadora, composer
1882 Ion Antonescu, fascist premier/dictator of Roemenia
1874 Edward Bowes, radio host (Major Bowes Amateur Hour)
1868 Karl Landsteiner, Austria, immunologist/pathologist (Nobel 1930)
1868 Karl Landsteiner, immunologist, pathologist (Nobel 1930)
1865 Auguste Jean Maria Charles Serieyx, composer
1864 Alois Alzheimer, Germany, psychiatrist/pathologist (Alzheimer Disease)
1864 Alois Alzheimer, German psychiatrist, pathologist
1856 Andrey Markov, Russia, mathematician (Markov Chain)
1855 Robert Marion La Follette, Wisconsin, pres candidate (Progressive)
1854 Frederik Rung, composer
1844 Edouard Naville, Swiss egyptologist
1836 Thomas Wilberforce Egan, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1835 Nikolay Rubinstein, composer
1821 Jozef Lies, Flemish painter
1820 John Bartlett, US, editor (compiled Familiar Quotations)
1820 John Bartlett, American editor, compiler of Familiar Quotations
1811 Harriet Beecher Stowe, author (Uncle Tom's Cabin)
1811 Harriet Beecher Stowe, authoress (Uncle Tom's Cabin).
1805 Robert Anderson, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1871
1769 Dominique Della-Maria, composer
1763 Johannes Simon Mayr, composer
1760 Candido Jose Ruano, composer
1736 Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, physicist (formulated Coulomb's Law)
1730 Antonio Maria Gasparo Giaccino Sacchini, composer [or Jul 23 1734]
1691 Jan Francisci, composer
1657 Cornelis Cruys, [Niels Olsen Creutz], Norwegian/Dutch admiral
1529 Ferdinand, archduke (Austria)/mayor (Bohemia)

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Events

1998 wins Oldsmobile Golf Classic
1998 World Bowl in Frankfurt Germany
1998 "Comic Relief" benefit comedy show
1996 Karl Krikken out handled the ball for Derbyshire v Indians
1996 "Cable Guy" starring Jim Carrey is released
1995 Giants infielder Mike Benjamin goes 6-for-7 in 13-inning 4-3 win
1995 49th NBA Championship: Houston Rockets sweep Orlando Magic in 4 games
1994 Stanley Cup: NY Rangers beat Vancouver Canucks, 4 games to 3
1993 Tansu Ciller appointed 1st female premier of Turkey
1993 Japanese space probe Sakigake passes Earth
1992 Ozzie Smith breaks Roy McMillan's NL mark by taking part in his 1,305th career double play
1992 Mona Van Duyn is named 1st female US poet laureate
1992 Anne-Marie Palli wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic
1992 46th NBA Championship: Chic Bulls beat Port Trailblazers, 4 games to 2
1992 10th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Dave Stockton
1991 Space Shuttle STS 40 (Columbia 12) lands
1991 Leroy Burrell of USA sets 100m record (9.90) in NYC
1991 "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" opens
1990 Supreme Court rules police check for drunk drivers constitutional
1990 NL announces plans to expand from 12 to 14 teams for 1993 season
1990 Date of the events in the movie Mr Destiny
1990 44th NBA Championship: Det Pistons beat Por Trailblazers, 4 games to 1
1989 Zsa Zsa Gabor arrested for slaping Beverly Hills motorcycle patrolman
1989 Rocker Carol King gets a star in Hollywood's walk of fame
1989 Queen Elizabeth II knights Ronald Reagan
1989 Nolan Ryan becomes 2nd pitcher to defeat all 26 teams
1989 Ground breaking begins in Minn on world's largest mall
1988 Woman sues Chuck Berry for $5,000,000 alleges he hit her
1987 Colleen Walker wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
1987 4th full-duration test firing of redesigned SRB motor
1987 41st NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 2
1987 "A Team," last aired on NBC-TV after 4 years
1985 Lebanese Shiite Muslim extremists hijacked TWA Flight 847
1985 Earl Weaver comes out of retirement to manage Balt Orioles
1985 "Michael Nesmith In Television Parts" premieres on NBC-TV
1984 Southern Baptist convention decide on no women clergy members
1983 5 killed in a fire at a Ramada Inn in Fort Worth, Tx
1982 Britain wins the 74 day war for the Falkland Islands.
1982 Argentina surrenders to Britain on Falkland Is, ends 74-day conflict
1981 No Nukes concert at Hollywood Bowl
1981 27th LPGA Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
1980 Theme From NY, NY by Frank Sinatra hits #32
1979 Rock group "Little Feat" disbands
1979 NY Giants Willie McCovey 513th HR is an NL lefty record
1979 Canada all out 45 in Cricket World Cup v England, in 40 3 overs
1978 Sierra Leone adopts constitution
1978 Down 9-7 in 10th with 2 outs, Yanks Paul Blair hits a 3 run HR
1976 12th Mayor's Trophy Game Yanks beat Mets 8-4
1976 "Gong Show" premieres on TV (syndication)
1975 USSR launches Venera 10 for Venus landing
1975 USSR launches Venera 10 for Venus landing
1975 Janis Ian releases "At 17"
1975 45th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats M Navratilova (26 62 61)
1974 Angels' Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 Red Sox in 12 innings
1973 46th National Spelling Bee: Barrie Trinkle wins spelling vouchsafe
1972 Hurricane Agnes kills 117
1970 Cincinnati Red Stockings loses 1st game after winning 130 straight
1969 Oakland A's Reggie Jackson gets 10 RBIs to beat Red Sox 21-7
1969 John & Yoko appear on David Frost's British TV Show
1968 Off duty Dutch military permitted to wear regular clothing
1967 Launch of Mariner V for Venus flyby
1967 USSR launches Kosmos 166 for observation of Sun from Earth orbit
1967 Steve Allen Show," premieres on CBS-TV
1967 Mariner 5 Launch (Venus Flyby)
1966 Miami beats St Petersburg (Florida State League) 4-3 in 29 innings longest uninterrupted game in organized baseball
1966 Dutch police beat construction workers, 60 injured
1965 John Lennon's 2nd book "A Spaniard in the Works" is published
1965 Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney no-hits NY Mets but loses in 11, 1-0
1965 Beatles release album "Beatles VI"
1964 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1963 Valery Bykovsky in Vostok 5 orbits earth 81 times in 5 days
1963 NY Met Duke Snider hits his 400th HR
1961 106F, hottest temperature in SF
1959 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
1958 Nelson Mandela weds Winnie Madikizela
1958 British parachutists lands on Cyprus
1958 58th US Golf Open: Tommy Bolt shoots a 283 at Southern Hills in Tulsa
1957 Edouard Carpentier beats Lou Thesz, to become NWA wrestling champ
1957 42.0 cm rain falls on East St Louis, Illinois (state record)
1956 "New Faces of 1956" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 221 perfs
1954 Pres Eisenhower signs order adding words "under God" to the Pledge
1953 Yanks sweep Indians 6-2, 3-0 before 74,708 win streak at 18 straight
1953 Military coup by general Gustavo Rojas Pinilla in Colombia
1953 Elvis Presley graduates from LC Humes High School in Memphis Tenn
1953 Eisenhower condemns McCarthy's book burning proposal
1952 Keel laid for first nuclear powered submarine, the Nautilus.
1952 Braves Warren Spahn ties NL record of Jim Whitney with 18 strikeouts against the Cubs in 15-inning, 3-1 loss
1952 Keel laid for 1st nuclear powered sub Nautilus
1952 Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:20:42.2)
1952 General strike in Tunisia
1952 Boston Brave Warren Spahn strikes out 18 Cubs in 15 innings
1952 52nd US Golf Open: Julius Boros shoots a 281 at Northwood Club Dallas
1951 UNIVAC 1, first commercial computer, is unveiled.
1951 1st commercial computer, UNIVAC 1, enters service at Census Bureau
1951 "Courtin' Time" opens at National Theater NYC for 37 performances
1949 WROC TV channel 8 in Rochester, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
1949 State of Vietnam forms, Bao Dai installed as Emperor
1948 TV Guide is first published.
1948 Klemens Gottwald becomes president of Czechoslovakia
1946 Canadian Library Association established
1944 General Charles de Gaulle lands at Courselles France
1944 1st B-29 raid against mainland Japan
1942 Walt Disney's "Bambi" is released. Thumper's first job.
1942 Walt Disney's "Bambi" animated movie is released Thumper's 1st job
1942 French govt of Reynaud resigns
1942 Anne Frank begins her diary
1942 1st bazooka rocket gun produced Bridgeport Ct
1941 Estonia loses 11,000 inhabitants as a consequence of mass deportations into Siberia
1941 Ground broken for Boeing Plant II (ex-AFLC Plant 13) Wichita KS
1940 France falls to Nazi Germany. Vichy water loses popularity.
1940 German forces occupied Paris during WW II
1940 German U-47 sinks airship Balmoral
1940 Auschwitz concentration camp opens (3 million killed there)
1938 Chlorophyll patented by Benjamin Grushkin. How'd he do that?
1938 Dorothy Lathrop wins 1st Caldecott Medal (kid books author)
1938 Chlorophyll patented by Benjamin Grushkin
1938 Bradman scores 144* in 1st Test Cricket at Trent Bridge
1936 Oranienburg Concentration Camp opens
1935 Chaco War between Bolivia & Paraguay ends
1934 WOQ-AM in KC Missouri goes off the air
1934 Max Baer KO's Primo Carnera in 11 for HW box champ in Long Island City
1934 Hitler & Mussolini meet in Vienna
1933 Lou Gehrig & Joe McCarthy thrown out of game, McCarthy suspended 3 games but Gehrig isn't, so he continues his streak at 1,249 games
1932 German govt of von Papen forms
1931 Reinhard Heydrichs 1st meeting with Himmler
1931 French "St Philbert" overturns off St Nazaire France, drowns 450
1930 VVGZ soccer team forms in Zwijndrecht
1929 Prussia & Vatican sign Concord
1928 Republican Natl Convention, met in KC, nominated Herbert Hoover
1926 2nd French Womens Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats Mary K Browne (61 60)
1924 WOKO-AM radio begins transmitting from Albany NY
1924 Test Cricket debuts of Herbert Sutcliffe & Maurice Tate v S Africa
1923 Recording of 1st country music hit (Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane)
1922 Pres Harding is 1st US president to use radio, dedicating the Francis Scott Key memorial in Baltimore
1922 Charles Hoffner wins PGA golf tournament
1922 5th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Oakmont CC Oakmont Pa
1919 First direct airplane crossing of the Atlantic.
1919 1st nonstop air crossing of Atlantic (Alcock & Brown) leaves Nfld
1917 Gen Pershing & his HQ staff arrived in Paris during WW I
1917 1e German air attack on England, 100+ killed in East-London
1907 Norway restricts woman's voting rights
1907 Govt of Transvaal sends home 50,000 Chinese day workers
1906 Pogrom against Jews in Bialystok, Polish Russia
1904 Dutch troops occupies Kuto Reh, Sumatra, killing all inhabitants
1901 1st golf championship is played
1900 Hawaiian Territorial Government begins.
1900 Hawaiian Territorial Government begins
1898 France signs Niger Convention
1881 Player piano patented by John McTammany Jr (Cambridge, Mass)
1880 14th Belmont: L Hughes aboard Grenada wins in 2:47
1876 California Street Cable Car Railroad Co gets its franchise
1876 1st player to hit for cycle (George Hall, Phila Athletics)
1870 All-pro Cincinnati Red Stockings suffer first loss in 130 games.
1870 All-pro Cincinnati Red Stockings suffer 1st loss in 130 games
1864 US Union warship USS Kearsarge appears at Cherbourg
1864 Congress rules Black soldiers must receive equal pay
1863 Battle of 2nd Winchester, Virginia
1861 Harpers Ferry evacuated by rebels in face of McClellan's advance
1850 Fire destroys part of SF
1847 Bunson invents a gas burner.
1847 Robert von Bunsen invents the Bunsen burner
1846 California (Bear Flag) Republic proclaimed in Sonoma.
1846 California declares independence from Mexico
1846 California (Bear Flag) Republic proclaimed in Sonoma
1846 Belgian Liberal Party forms
1841 1st Canadian parliament opens in Kingston, Ontario
1839 1st Henley Regatta held
1834 Sandpaper patented by Isaac Fischer Jr, Springfield, Vermont
1834 Isaac Fischer Jr patents sandpaper
1834 Hardhat diving suit patented by Leonard Norcross, Dixfield, Maine
1800 Battle of Marengo (Alessandria): Bonaparte vs Austria
1789 Capt William Blighs reaches Timor
1777 Stars and Stripes adopted as US flag, replacing Grand Union flag.
1777 Continental Congress adopts Stars & Stripes replacing Grand Union flag
1775 The US Army is founded.
1775 US Army founded
1755 1e edition of Dr Johnsons "Dictionary"
1673 Battle at Schooneveld: Michiel de Ruyter beats French/English fleet
1658 Battle at Dunes: English & French fleet beat Spanish
1647 English New Model-army installed
1645 Battle at Naseby Leicester: New Model army under Oliver Cromwell & Thomas Fairfax beats royalists
1642 1st compulsory education law in America passed by Massachusetts
1634 Russia & Poland sign Peace treaty of Polianov
1623 1st breach-of-promise lawsuit: Rev Gerville Pooley, Va files against Cicely Jordan, he loses
1615 Jacques Le Maire sail to Zuidland/Terra Australis
1597 At 4:30 AM Willem Barents leaves Novaya Zemlya for Netherlands
1565 Catharina de Medici & Duke of Alva discuss Calvinism
1541 Duke Willem van Gulik of Gelre marries Jeanne d'Albret
1535 Karel V's fleet sails under Andrea Doria to Tunis
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