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0570 Mohammed Islamic prophet (Koran)
1200 Dogen Kigen Japan, Zen teacher, 1st patriarch of the Japanese Soto
1544 Francis II de Valois-Angoulême king of France (1559-60)
1613 Jacques Huyn composer
1639 Noël Alexandre French theologian/historian
1676 John Weldon composer
1679 Girolamo Chiti composer
1686 Hakuin Ekakuborn Japan, Zen Buddhist
1736 James Watt Scotland, inventor (steam engine)
1736 Laurens P van de Spiegel Dutch regent/secretary of State 1787-95
1737 Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre French writer (Paul et Virgin)
1749 Isaiah Thomas US, printer/editor/publisher/historian
1760 Melchor Lopez Jimenez composer
1790 Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom Swedish historian/poet (Blommorna)
1798 Auguste Comte philosopher/founder (sociology & positivism)
1802 [Jean] Silvain van de Weyer 1st Belgian minister of Foreign affairs (1831)
1806 Vaclav Jindrich Veit composer
1807 Robert Edward Lee Stratford VA, General-in-Chief (Confederacy)
1809 Edgar Allan Poe Boston, author (Pit & the Pendulum)
1813 Sir Henry Bessemer engineer/inventor (Bessemer engine)
1816 Henry Gray Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1892
1820 John Haskell King Brevet Major General (Union Army), died in 1888
1827 Carlos Guido y Spano Argentina, conductor (Ráfagas)
1830 George Blake Cosby Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1909
1832 Ferdinand Laub composer
1832 Salvador Giner y Vidal composer
1837 William Williams Keen surgeon (brain)
1839 Bohumil Pazdirek composer
1839 Paul Cézanne France, impressionist painter (Bathers)
1851 David Starr Jordan NY, biologist/university president (Leland Stanford)
1851 Johannes C Kapteyn Dutch astronomer
1858 Eugene Brieux French playwright (Blanchette, Lesson Avaries)
1859 Alice Eastwood Toronto, botanist (Handbook of Trees of California)
1863 Werner Sombart German fascist (Juden und das Wirtschaftsleben)
1866 Harry Davenport New York City NY, actor/director (Her Unborn Child, My Sin)
1868 Gustav Meyrink writer
1869 Alfred R Zimmerman mayor (Rotterdam 1906-22)/Director (League of Nations)
1873 Hans E Blaich writer
1877 Charles Coburn Savannah GA, actor (Devil and Miss Jones)
1879 Marie Koenen author/wife of Felix Rutten (Wassend Cereal)
1883 Hermann Abendroth German conductor
1884 Albert Louis Wolff composer
1887 Alexander Woollcott New Jersey, short story writer/critic (Man Who Came to Dinner)
1889 Sophie Taeuber/Täuber-Arp Swiss sculptor/wife of Hans Arp (Dada)
1892 Olafur Thors Icelandic PM (6 times, 1942-63)
1897 Natacha Rambova Salt Lake City UT, costume designer
1897 René Victor Flemish lawyer/knight (Rechtskundig Weekblad)
1899 [John] Herbert Whitton Sumsion organist/composer
19-- Anthony Herrera Wiggins MS, actor (James Stenbeck-As the World Turns, Dane-Loving)
19-- Richard Van Vleet Denver CO, actor (Chuck-All My Children)
1902 Heinrich Schmist-Barrien German author (Moorkeerl)
1903 Boris Blacher Newchwang China, German composer
1903 Erwin Nyiregyhazi Budapest Hungary, pianist
1903 Alfred Lane Beit connoisseur
1904 James Winston Watts developer (Frontal Lobotomy)
1905 Anne Schumacher Hummert radio pioneer
1905 Oveta Culp Hobby government official/newspaper publisher/CEO (Houston Post)
1906 Ish Kabbible [Merwyn Bogue], Pennsylvania, comedian (Kay Kyser's Kollege)
1906 Lanny Ross Seattle, radio singer (Show Boat, The Swift Show)
1907 Lillian Harvey London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)
1910 Willi Schmidt Germany, director
1912 Leonid V Kantorovich St Petersburg Russia, economist (Nobel)
1912 Francis David Charteris Earl of Wemyss & March/Scottish landowner
1912 Jean G H "Sjeng" Tans Dutch socialist democratic chairman (1965-69)
1913 Phyllis Flowerdew school Reading text author
1914 Lester Flatt country musician (Flatt & Scruggs-Ballad of Jed Clampett, Rocky Top)
1915 Alvy West Brooklyn NY, orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show)
1917 John Raitt Bonnie Raitt's father/singer/actor (Pajama Game)
1917 Rudolf Maros composer
1918 John H Johnson US, publisher (Negro Digest, Ebony, Jet)
1919 Dharam Singh India, field hockey player (Olympics-gold-1964)
1919 Anthony Dexter [Walter Fleischmann], NB Canada, actor (Valentino)
1920 Javier Pérez de Cuéllar Lima Perú, 5th Secretary-General of UN (1982-91)
1921 Patricia Highsmith [Plangman], US/Swiss writer (Strangers on a Train, L'amateur d'escargot)
1922 Arthur Morris cricketer (great Australian lefty opening batsman)
1922 Guy Madison [Robert Moseley], Bakersfield CA, actor (Wild Bill Hickok)
1922 Ken Hughes Liverpool England, director (Casino Royale)
1923 Jean Stapleton New York City NY, actress (Damn Yankees, Klute, All in the Family)
1924 Nicholas Colasanto Providence RI, actor (Coach Ernie-Cheers)
1924 7th Earl of Carnarvon English large landowner
1924 Jean François Revel French journalist/author (Ni Marx ni Jésus)
1925 Nina [Mary] Bawden English author (Afternoon of a Good Woman)
1926 Fritz Weaver Pittsburgh PA, actor (Josef-Holocaust, Day of the Dolphin)
1926 Libera Carlier Flemish author (Action Station Go!)
1928 Dainin Katagiri Osaka Japan, Zen teacher, associate of Shunryu Suzuki
1928 Edward Gerard Schurmann composer
1929 Ulu Grosbard Belgium, actor (Straight Time, Georgia, Falling in Love)
1930 John Waite cricket wicket-keeper (great South African)
1931 Robert MacNeil Montréal Québec Canada, news anchor (NBC Weekend News 1965-67)
1931 Ron Packard (Representative-R-CA, 1983- )
1932 Richard Lester movie director (Hard Day's Night, Help!, Petulia)
1932 Joe Schmidt NFL Hall of Fame linebacker (Detroit Lions)
1933 Marc F A Andries Flemish actor (Central Station)
1935 Tippi Hedren Minnesota, actress (The Birds, Marnie, Bold & Beautiful)
1936 Elliott Schwartz composer
1936 Ursula Andress Switzerland, actress (She)
1938 Phil Everly Brownie KY, singer (Everly Bros-Wake Up Little Susie)
1938 Denny Smith (Representative-R-OR, 1981- )
1938 Eskil Hemberg composer
1940 Barend J du Plessis South African minister of Finance (1984- )
1940 Mary Mills LPGA golfer
1942 Michael Crawford England, Broadway star (Phantom of the Opera)
1942 Shelly Fabares Santa Monica CA, actress (Donna Reed Show, Coach)
1943 Janis Joplin Port Arthur TX, blues rock singer (Down on Me)
1943 Joe Butler rocker
1943 Margriet Francisca Dutch Princess
1944 Dan Reeves NFL Coach (New York Giants, Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons)
1944 Pehr Henrik Nordgren composer
1944 Richard [Erskine Frere] Leakey Nairobi Kenya, anthropologist
1945 Rod Evans rocker (Deep Purple-Come Taste the Band)
1945 Charles Amirkhanian composer
1945 Vadim Abdrashitov director (Fox Hunt, Parade of Planets)
1946 Julian Barnes England, writer (Before She Met Me)
1946 Alexandr Vladimirovich Shchukin Russian cosmonaut
1946 Dolly Rebecca Parton Sevierville TN, country singer (Dolly, 9 to 5)
1947 Ann Compton news reporter (ABC TV)
1947 Alessandro Haber actor (China is Near)
1948 Harvey Hinsley rocker
1949 Robert Palmer Batley England, rocker (Addicted to Love, Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley)
1951 Dewey Bunnell Yorkshire England, rock guitarist (America-Daisy Jane, Sister Golden Hair)
1951 Martha Davis vocals/guitar (Motels-Only the Lonely)
1951 Linda Hayden Middlesex England, actress (Blood on Satan's Claw, Shattered)
1953 Desi Arnaz Jr Los Angeles CA, actor (Craig-Here's Lucy, Fakeout, Joyride)
1954 Steve DeBerg NFL quarterback (Broncos, Chiefs, Bucs, 49ers)
1954 Katey Sagal Los Angeles CA, actress (Peg Bundy-Married with Children)
1955 Simon Rattle England, orchestra conductor (Birmingham Symphony Orchestra)
1957 Michael "Mickey" Virtue Birmingham England, rock keyboardist (UB40-Red Red Wine)
1957 Ottis "O J" Anderson NFL running back (New York Giants)
1960 Alfrederick Joyner East St Louis IL, triple jumper (Olympics-gold-1984)
1961 Paul McCrane actor (Hotel New Hampshire, We're Fighting Back)
1961 William Ragsdale Alaska, actor (Fright Night, Mannequin 2, Smooth Talk)
1962 Anthony Edwards Santa Barbara CA, actor (Mike Monroe-Northern Exposure)
1962 Chris Sabo Detroit MI, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles)
1963 Adele Peterson LPGA golfer
1963 Caron Wheeler English singer (Soul II Soul-Keep on Movin')
1963 Michael Adams NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
1965 Ricky Reynolds NFL cornerback (New England Patriots)
1966 Anthony Young US baseball pitcher (New York Met, Chicago Cubs)
1966 Ronnie Williams NFL tight end (Miami Dolphins)
1966 Stefan Edberg Sweden, tennis player (Wimbledon 1988, US Open 1991)
1966 Sylvain Cote Duberger, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
1967 Christine Tucci actress (Amanda Cory-Another World)
1968 Marty Conlon NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
1968 Whitfield Crane rocker (Ugly Kid Joe-Mad Man, Too Bad)
1969 Andrew Murray Stone Auckland New Zealand, Open 470 yachter (Olympics-96)
1969 Junior Seau NFL inside linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
1969 Luc Longley NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
1969 Orlando Palmeiro Hoboken NJ, outfielder (California Angels)
1970 Ghetty Chasun Erie PA, actress (Red Lips)
1970 Rick Krivda Mckeesport PA, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles)
1970 T J Mathews Belleville IL, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1971 Jeff Juden Salem MA, baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants)
1971 Maurice Hofman Dutch soccer player (MVV)
1971 Reggie Brooks NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
1971 Shawn Wayans actor (In Living Color)
1972 Tyrone Wheatley NFL running back (New York Giants)
1973 Chris Stynes Queens NY, infielder (Kansas City Royals)
1974 Amaury Telemaco Higuey Dominican Republic, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
1974 Gregory Playfair Suriname/Dutch soccer player (PSV)
1974 Tarik Oulida soccer player (Ajax/Seville)
1974 Walter Jones tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
1975 Natalie Harvey Australian 3k/5k runner (Olympics-96)
1976 Claire Grech Miss Malta-Universe (1997)
1976 Sky Christopherson Tucson AZ, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1977 Taliesin Jaffe Venice CA, actor (Willy-Hail to the Chief)
1977 Anne Miller Midland MI, tennis star (1995 Darmstadt Germany)
1982 Jodie Sweetin actress (Stephanie Tanner-Full House)
1993 John Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg son of Caroline Kennedy


Deaths which occurred on January 19:

0639 Dagobert I king of Austrasia/Soissons/Burgundy/Neustrië, dies
1479 Johan II king of Aragón/Navarra, dies at 81
1547 Henry Howard Earl of Surrey, army commander/poet, beheaded at 29
1549 Barthout van Assendelft 1st land advocate of Holland, dies
1576 Hans Sachs composer, dies at 81
1591 Edmond Auger French jesuit (under Henri III), dies at about 60
1625 Erhard Buttner composer, dies at 32
1629 Abbas I Shah of Persia (1588-1629), dies at 57
1647 Johan van Beverwijck physician (Treasurer of Ongesontheyt), dies at 52
1669 Leo Allatios Greek/Italian theologist/literary, dies at about 82
1692 John Commelin director of Hortus Botanist (Amsterdam), dies at 62
1729 William Congreve English dramatist (Love for Love), dies in London at 58
1747 Johann Bode "discoverer" of Bode's Law, dies
1795 Maria Teresa Agnesi composer, dies at 74
1805 Johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier composer, dies at 43
1830 Wenzel Thomas Matiegka composer, dies at 56
1833 Louis-J-Ferdinand Hérold French composer (Pré aux clercs), dies at 41
1839 Georg Abraham Schneider composer, dies at 38
1874 H v Fallersleben writer, dies at 75
1878 Henri V Regnault French physicist/chemist, dies at 67
1885 Fred Burnaby English Colonel/balloon pioneer, dies in battle
1893 Julius Eichberg composer, dies at 68
1894 François Haverschmidt Dutch writer, dies at 58
1913 David Emlyn Evans composer, dies at 69
1927 Charlotte princess of Belgium/Empress of Mexico (1864-67), dies at 86
1934 Armand Parent composer, dies at 70
1944 Harold Fraser-Simson composer, dies at 71
1945 Ernest B Allo French theologist, dies at 71
1951 Constantin Nottara composer, dies at 60
1951 Wilhelm Schäfer German writer (Mein Leben), dies at 82
1954 Sydney Greenstreet actor (Maltese Falcon), dies at 74
1962 Snub Pollard actor (Limelight, Arizona Days), dies of cancer at 72
1965 Frank Reicher actor (King Kong, Nazi Agent, Son of Kong), dies at 89
1967 Grace Cunard actress (Untamed, Ressurection), dies at 73
1969 Charles Winninger actor (Cafe Metropole, Coney Island), dies at 84
1970 Albert Mähll German writer, dies at 76
1970 Hal March actor (Atomic Kit, Outrage, Yankee Pasha), dies at 49
1973 Max Adrian actor (Boy Friend, Her Favorite Husband), dies at 69
1975 Thomas Hart Benson US artist, dies at 85
1976 Kevin Coughlin actor (T R Ryan-Mama), killed in hit-&-run at 30
1977 Geraldine Brooks actress (Faraday & Co, Dumplings), dies at 51
1979 Paul Meurisse actor (Diabolique, Truth, Suspects, Monocle), dies
1980 Richard Franko Goldman composer, dies at 69
1980 William O Douglas member US Supreme court (1939-75), dies at 81
1982 Leopold Trepper Polish/Israeli spy (WWII), dies at 77
1982 Marc Demeyer Belgian bicyclist (Paris-Roubaix '76), dies at 31
1987 Gerald Brenan English writer, dies at 92
1988 Ballard Berkeley actor (East meets West), dies at 83
1989 Norma Varden actress (Loose in London), dies
1990 Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh Indian guru, dies at 58
1990 Herbert Wehner German ex-communist/chairman (1958-73), dies at 83
1991 Don Beddoe actor (Bullwhip, Loophole, Texas), dies at 87
1991 Glenn Langan actor (Big Chase, Jungle Heat, Rapture), dies at 73
1991 John Russell actor/writer (Apache Uprising, Yellow Sky), dies at 70
1993 Chris Street basketball player, dies at 20
1993 Kees Scherer Dutch photographer (World Press Photo), dies at 72
1993 Reginald Lewis CEO (Beatrice), dies of brain cancer at 50
1993 William LeMassena actor (All that Jazz), dies of lung cancer at 76
1995 Eugene Fuller polymath/linguist, dies at 80
1996 Bernard Baily comic artist, dies at 79
1996 Donald Simpson film producer, dies at 52
1996 Harold Wolpe sociologist lawyer/South African activist, dies at 70
1997 Adriana Caseloti voice (Snow White), dies at 70
1997 George Armin Goyder businessman/social philosopher, dies at 88
1997 James Dickey poet/novelist, dies at 84
1998 Carl Perkins singer/songwriter, dies at 65

Reported: MISSING in ACTION

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 1967    ASHBY            DONALD R. SR.     NEWPORT NEWS          VA       
1967 BRADY ALLEN C. NORFOLK VA 03/04/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE AND WELL 98
1967 EHRLICH DENNIS MICHAEL POMPTON PLAINS NJ
1967 JAYROE JULIUS S. GEORGETOWN SC 03/04/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE AND WELL 98
1967 KRAMER GALAND D. NORMAN OK 02/12/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE IN 98
1967 YARBROUGH WILLIAM P. JR. ABILENE TX PROBABLY DEAD REMAINS RETURNED 08/14/85
1968 JOHNSON WILLIAM D. ROCKY MOUNT NC
1968 MURRAY PATRICK PETER ST PAUL MN REMAINS RETURNED 04/10/86
1968 WALLACE HOBART MCKINLE JR SHARON WV
1974 KOSH GERALD E. 01/31/74 RELEASED HONG KONG

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On this day...

0379 Theodosius installed as co-emperor of East Roman Empire
0973 Pope Benedictus VI elected
1419 French city of Rouen surrenders to Henry V in Hundred Years War
1493 France cedes Roussillon & Cerdágne to Spain by treaty of Barcelona
1668 King Louis XIV & Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain
1714 Richard Steele publishes "The Crisis", defending Hanoverian success
1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie's troops occupy Stirling
1770 Battle of Golden Hill (Lower Manhattan)
1793 French King Louis XVI sentenced to death
1795 Democratic revolution in Amsterdam ends oligarchy
1806 Britain occupies the Cape of Good Hope
1808 Louis Napoleon signs 1st Dutch aviation law
1810 Overnight temp at Portsmouth NH drops 50ºF (10ºC)
1825 Ezra Daggett & nephew Thomas Kensett patent food storage in tin cans
1829 Johann von Goethe's "Faust, Part 1" premieres
1833 Charles Darwin reaches Straits Ponsonby, Fireland
1839 Aden conquered by British East India Company
1840 Antarctica discovered, Charles Wilkes expedition (US claim)
1853 Verdi's opera "Il Trovatore" premieres, in Rome
1853 Napoleon III marries Eugénie de Montijo
1861 Georgia becomes 5th state to secede
1861 MS troops take Fort Massachusetts an Ship Island
1862 Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky (Fishing Creek, Logan's Crossroads)
1863 General Mieroslawski appointed dictator of Poland
1865 NV Suriname Bank established
1865 Union occupies Fort Anderson NC
1871 1st Negro lodge of US Masons approved, New Jersey
1884 Jules Massenet's opera "Manon" premieres in Paris
1885 Battle at Abu Klea Sudan 800-1000 killed
1886 Aurora Ski Club, 1st in US, founded in Minnesota
1898 Brown defeats Harvard 6-0 in 1st intercollegiate hockey game
1899 Anglo-Egyptian Sudan forms
1903 1st regular transatlantic radio broadcast between US & England
1903 New bicycle race "Tour de France" announced
1906 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Und Pippa Tanzt!" premieres in Berlin
1909 Eugene Walter's "Easiest Way" premieres in New York City NY
1910 Germany & Bolivia ends commerce/friendship treaty
1910 National Institute of Arts & Letters incorporated by Congress
1913 Raymond Poincaré installed as President of France
1915 1st German Zeppelin attack over Great Britain, 4 die
1915 Neon Tube sign patented by George Claude
1917 Silvertown Essex's ammunition factory explodes; 300 die
1918 Soviets disallows a Constitution Assembly
1919 "Tidal wave" of molasses 15 meters high x 25 meters wide kills dozens, Boston
1920 Alexandre Millerand forms French government
1920 US Senate votes against membership in League of Nations
1921 Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador sign Pact of Union
1922 Geological survey says US oil supply would be depleted in 20 years
1923 WMC-AM in Memphis TN begins radio transmissions
1925 -48ºF (-44ºC), Van Buren ME (state record)
1927 British government decides to send troops to China
1929 Acadia National Park, Maine established
1929 Clas Thunberg skates world record 500m in 42.8 seconds
1932 Charlie Conacher becomes 1st Toronto Maple Leaf to score 5 goals in a game, the 1st coming at 7 seconds of the game
1934 Kenesaw Mountain Landis denies Joe Jackson's appeal for reinstatement
1935 KLM begins flight path between Curaçao & Aruba
1937 Cy Young, Tris Speaker & Nap Lajoie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1937 Millionaire Howard Hughes sets transcontinental air record (7h28m25s)
1938 GM began mass production of diesel engines
1939 Ernest Hausen of Wisconsin sets chicken-plucking record-4.4 seconds
1941 British offensive in Eritrea
1941 British troops occupy Kassalaf Sudan
1942 Japanese forces invade Burma
1942 Titus Brandsma (Carmelite priest) arrested by German occupiers for speaking out against Nazism as a "lie" and "pagan"
1943 Joint Chiefs of Staff decide on invasion in Sicily
1947 SS Himera runs aground at Athens, kills 392
1950 Maiden flight by Canada's Avro Canada CF-100 military plane
1952 NFL takes control of New York Yanks
1952 PGA approves allowing black participants
1953 Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary
1955 "The Millionaire" TV program premieres on CBS
1955 1st Presidential news conference filmed for TV (Eisenhower)
1955 "Scrabble" debuts on board game market
1956 Hoboken dedicates a plaque honoring achievements of Alexander Cartwright in organizing early baseball at Elysian Field
1957 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
1958 Canadian Football Council renamed Canadian Football League
1960 Eisenhower & Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact
1961 1st episode for "The Dick Van Dyke Show" is filmed
1964 AFL Pro Bowl West beats East 27-24
1964 KFME TV channel 13 in Fargo, ND (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 Indira Gandhi elected India's 3rd prime minister
1966 Neil Simon, Coleman & Fields' musical "Sweet Charity" premieres
1966 Tippett's cantata "Vision of St Augustine" premieres in London
1967 Herr Karl Tausch writes shortest will "Vse Zene" (All to wife)
1968 WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland OH (IND) begins broadcasting
1969 AFL Pro Bowl West beats East 38-25
1969 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
1969 NFL Pro Bowl West beats East 10-7
1970 UCLA fires Angela Davis for being a communist
1970 Dutch bishop says he is in favor of married priest
1970 Nixon nominates G Harrold Carswell to Supreme Court (fails)
1971 Beatles' Helter Skelter is played at the Charles Manson trial
1971 NHL Writers' Association renamed Professional Hockey Writers' Association
1971 "No, No Nanette" opens at 46th St Theater New York City NY for 861 performances
1971 24th NHL All-Star Game West beat East 2-1 at Boston
1972 Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, & Early Wynn elected to Hall of Fame
1974 Notre Dame beats UCLA, ends NCAA-record 88-game basketball win streak
1974 Belgium government of Leburton falls
1975 4 mail truck assault on El Al B-747 in Paris, escape to Iraq
1975 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Colgate Golf Triple Crown
1977 President Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose)
1977 World's largest crowd-12.7 million-for Indian religious festival
1977 Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame
1978 Eddie Mathews elected to Hall of Fame
1978 Judge William H Webster appointed head of FBI
1979 John N Mitchell (former AG) released on parole from federal prison
1981 Muhammad Ali talks a despondent 21 year old out of committing suicide
1981 US & Iran sign agreement to release 52 American hostages
1982 Heater explodes at Star Elementary School-Oklahoma, kills 6 kids & teacher
1982 Australia-West Indies one-day game that produced a Privy Council libel case
1983 Klaus Barbie, SS chief of Lyon in Nazi-France, arrested in Bolivia
1984 California Supreme Court refuses to allow quadriplegic Elizabeth Bouvia to starve herself to death in a public hospital, she appeals and is later granted the right to die
1984 Francesco Moser bicycles world record time 50,808 km (he is the first man to break the 50 km/h barrier)
1985 4 die in a car & train crash in Buda IL
1985 "Born In The USA" by Bruce Springsteen peaked at #9
1986 Cerebral Palsy telethon
1986 Israeli premier Simon Peres visits Netherlands
1986 Spain recognizes Israel
1987 Guy Hunt becomes Alabama's 1st Republican governor since 1874
1988 "48 Hours" premieres on CBS-TV
1989 President Reagan pardons George Steinbrenner for illegal funds for Nixon
1990 Test debut of Mushtaq Ahmed, vs Australia at Adelaide
1991 42nd NHL All Star Game-Campbell beats Wales 11-5 in Chicago
1991 Sergeant Slaughter defeats Ultimate Warrior for WWF championship belt
1991 48th Golden Globes Dances with Wolves
1991 Jumbo Tsuruta beats Stan Hansen to win All Japan Triple Crown title
1992 "City of Angels" closes at Virginia Theater New York City NY after 878 performances
1992 Cerebral Palsy telethon raises 23,500,000
1992 IBM announces a nearly $5B loss for 1992
1992 Nature Boy Ric Flair becomes WWF champ at Royal Rumble
1992 Rowdy Roddy Piper beats Mountie to become WWF Intercontinental Champ
1993 Israel recognizes PLO as no longer criminal
1993 Oakland A's unveil new elephant logo
1993 Robert M Gates, ends term as 15th director of CIA
1993 STS-54 (Endeavour) lands
1994 -20ºF (-29ºC) (5 32 AM) coldest day ever recorded in Cleveland OH
1994 -36ºF (-38ºC) in New Whiteland IN (state record)
1995 Jean-Claude Juncker (28) sworn in as premier of Luxembourg
1996 NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix
1997 54th Golden Globes English Patient, Brenda Blethyn & Geoffrey Rush
1997 Cerebral Palsy telethon
1997 Michelle McGann wins LPGA Healthsouth Inaugural





Holidays

Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

Southern US : Robert E Lee Day
Texas : Confederate Heroes' Day
US : Martin Luther King Jr Day (1929) - - - - - ( Monday )
Virginia : Lee-Jackson Day - - - - - ( Monday )
Florida : Arbor Day - - - - - ( Friday )

Religious Observances

Orthodox : Commemoration of God (Epiphany) (Manifestation)
Roman Catholic : Commemoration of SS Marius, Martha, Audifax & Abachum, martyrs
Roman Catholic : Commemoration of St Canute, king of Denmark
Anglican : Feast of Wulfstan, bishop of Worcester, end Bristol slave sale
Lutheran : Commemoration of St Henry, bishop of Uppsala Finland/martyr
Moslem : 'Id al-Fitr; end of Ramadan fast (Shawwal 1, 1419 AH)

Religious History

1563 The Heidelberg Catechism was first published in Germany. Written by Peter Ursinus and Caspar Olevianus, it comprised a balanced statement of Calvinist tradition, and was soon after accepted by nearly all of the Reformed churches in Europe.
1568 Death of Miles Coverdale, 80, publisher of the first printed English Bible. He completed the translation of the Old Testament which William Tyndale had left unfinished at his death in 1536.
1774 Pioneer Methodist bishop Francis Asbury wrote in his journal: 'Lord, ever draw my heart after thee! May I see no beauty in any other object, nor desire anything but thee!'
1804 Anglican missionary to Persia Henry Martyn wrote in his journal: 'To be made fit for the work of a missionary I resigned the comforts of a married life, ...and that was a severe struggle. Now again will I put forth the hand of faith, though the struggle will be far more severe.'
1889 The Salvation Army split, as one faction within the denomination renounced allegiance to founder William Booth. Booth's son Ballington and his wife Maud led the American splinter group, which in 1896 incorporated itself as a separate denomination known as the Volunteers of America.

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.
Additional information supplied by the author. Contact via E-mail: William D. Blake. (pilgrimwb@aol.com)

Thought for the day :

" There is as much greatness in acknowledging a good turn, as there is in doing it. "

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