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Birthdates which occurred on your SELECTED date of March 19:

1503 Benedetto Varchi Italy, humanist/historian (Storia Fiorentina)
1589 William Bradford Governor of Plymouth colony for 30 years (baptized)
1593 Georges de la Tour French painter
1601 Alonzo Cano Spanish painter/sculptor (Cathedral Granada)
1604 Johan IV composer/king of Portugal (1640-56)
1610 Hasegawa Tohaku Japanese painter
1629 Aleksei M Romanov 1st Romanov tsar of Russia
1673 Pedro Vaz Rego composer
1715 Charles-Joseph van Helmont composer
1716 Guillaume Coustou Jr French sculptor (Mausolée du Dauphin)
1721 Tobias Smollett Scottish writer, baptized
1728 Pieter-Jozef Verhaghen Flemish (court)painter
1734 Thomas McKean US attorney (signed Declaration of Independence)
1740 Johann Georg Roser composer
1740 Joseph F Weigl Germany, violin cellist
1742 Zacharias H Alewijn Dutch literary/poet
1745 Nicolas Sejan composer
1752 Jose Mauricio composer
1767 Leonhard von Call composer
1777 Anton R Falck Dutch minister of Education/diplomat
1785 Pierre-Joseph-Guillaume Zimmermann composer
1809 Fredrik Pacius composer
1813 David Livingstone Scotland, explorer (found by Stanley in Africa)
1816 Johannes Josephus Hermanus Verhulst composer
1817 Lewis Henry Little Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
1819 David Henry Williams Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1891
1821 Francis Barretto Spinola Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
1821 Sir Richard Burton explorer/translator (Arabian Nights)
1821 William Allingham Irish poet (Laurence Bloomfield in Ireland)
1823 Cornelis A van Sypesteyn Dutch Governor of Surinam (1873-82)
1827 Alexander Shaler Brevet Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1911
1837 Robert Daniel Johnston Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1919
1844 Ulrika "Minna" Cant-Johnstown Finnish playwright (Kovan onnen lapsia)
1845 Willem H de Beaufort Dutch historian/politician
1847 Constantin Dimitrescu composer
1848 Wyatt Earp Monmouth IL, marshall-fought in Gunfight at the OK Corral
1851 Roque Sáenz Peña President of Argentina (1910-14)
1860 William Jennings Bryan "The Great Commoner" orator/statesman
1871 Joseph McGinnity Rock Island IL, baseball pitcher (New York Giants)
1871 Schofield Haigh cricketer ("Sunshine of the Yorkshire 11")
1872 Sergei Diaghilev Gruzino Novgorod Russia, ballet director
1873 Max Reger Brand Bavaria, composer/pianist/professor (Leipzig University)
1874 Arthur Hoyt Georgetown CO, actor (Gold Dust Gertie, Goldie Get Along)
1879 Joseph Haas German (opera) composer (Tobias Wunderlich)
1882 Gaston Lachaise US sculptor (Standing Woman)
1883 Josef Matthais Hauer composer
1883 Joseph W Stilwell US General (China)
1888 Josef Albers German/US graphic artist/painter/writer (Bauhaus)
1889 Manoel II last king of Portugal (1908-10)
1891 Earl Warren California, (Governor-Republican-CA)/14th supreme court chief justice (1953-69)
1892 Robert Denzler composer
1892 Siegfried T Bok neurobiologist/anatomist (Cybernetica)
1894 Jackie "Moms" Mabley Brevard SC, comedienne (Merv Griffin Show)
1897 Betty Compson Beaver UT, actress (Millionaire Kid, Mad Youth)
1897 L O'Flaherty writer
1900 [Jean] Frédéric Joliot-Curie French physicist (Nobel 1935)
1900 Roy Roberts Tampa FL, actor (Petticoat Junction, Lucy Show)
1901 Gerrit Jan van Heuven Goedhart Dutch Minister of Justice (Nobel 1954)
1901 Jo Mielziner Paris France, set designer (Carousel, Death of a Salesman)
1903 Benjamin M Telders President of Dutch Liberal States Party
1903 James Bullock colliery manager
1904 John J Sirica US federal judge (Watergate hearings)
1904 Tadeusz Zygfryd Kassern composer
1905 Albert Speer German architect/minister of Armament (NSDAP)
1906 Adolf Eichmann Ruhr Germany, Nazi Gestapo officer
1906 Normand Lockwood composer
1907 Cor Treslem [Cornelis L Melsert], actor/director (Willem van Oranje)
1907 Elizabeh LeFanu Maconochy composer
1907 Kent Smith New York NY, actor (Peyton Place, Invaders)
1907 Marc Vaubourgoin composer
1907 Nakagawa Soen Formosa, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)
1909 Louis Hayward Johannesburg South Africa, actor (Lone Wolf, Survivors)
1910 Sergei Nikolayevich Anokhin cosmonaut
1911 Kenneth Robinson politician/businessman
1912 Adolf Galland fighter Pilot
1912 Russ Case Hamburg IA, orchestra leader (Julius La Rosa Show)
1913 William Chatterton cricketer (48 in only Test for England 1892)
1914 J Jay Berwanger 1st Heisman Trophy winner (1935)
1914 Patricia Morison actress (Peyton Place, Dressed to Kill)
1915 Norman Yardley England cricket captain (late 40's)
1916 Irving Wallace author (People's Almanac, The Man)
1917 Dino Lipatti composer
1919 Cornelis Berkhouwer Member of 2nd chamber (Dutch Liberal Party)
1923 Janine Dacosta French pianist
1923 Tige Andrews Brooklyn NY, actor (Captain Adam Greer-Mod Squad)
1925 Brent Scowcroft Ogden UT, Lieutenant General (USAF)/National Security Council
1927 Richie Ashburn baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies)/sportscaster
1928 Clive Van Ryneveld cricketer (South African all-rounder 1951-58)
1928 Hans Kung theologian
1928 Patrick McGoohan Astoria NY, actor (#6-Prisoner, Secret Agent)
1929 Herman van San composer
1929 Michael Ryan actor (John Randolph-Another World)
1929 Robert Muczynski composer
1930 Bill Henderson Chicago IL, jazz singer (Torpedo-Dreams)
1930 Ornette Coleman jazz composer (Downbeat Musician of Year 1966)
1931 Bill Hoskyns England, épée fencer (Olympics-silver-1964)
1932 Gay Robert Brewer Middletwon OH, PGA golfer (1972 Canadian)
1933 Philip Roth Newark NJ, novelist (Goodbye Columbus, Portnoy's Complaint)
1934 Börge Andersen Denmark, Danish Chess Champion (1967, 68)
1935 Burt Metcalfe Saskatchewan Canada, actor/director (Father of the Bride)
1935 Phyllis Newman Jersey City NJ, actress (Coming of Age, TW3)
1935 Renee Taylor New York NY, actress (Jack Paar Show, Mary Hartman, Nanny)
1936 Amancio D'Silva musician
1936 Ursula Andress Berne Switzerland, actress (Dr No, She, Sensuous Nurse)
1937 Clarence "Frogman" Henry musician (You Always Hurt the One You Love)
1939 Abbas Ali Baig cricketer (Indian bat 112 on debut vs England 1959)
1939 Joe Kapp NFL QB (Minnesota Vikings, Boston Patriots, Houston Oilers)
1941 Lord Vestey British food magnate/billionaire (Union International)
1942 David Minge (Representative-Democrat-MN)
1942 Jeff Neighbour US bassist (Joy of Cooking)
1942 Robin Luke rocker (Susie Darlin')
1942 Ross Valory rocker (Journey)
1944 Joseph Celli composer
1944 Lynda Bird Johnson Robb LBJ's daughter
1944 Myung-Wha Chung Seoul Korea, cellist (Chung Sisters)
1945 Lisa Nicole Baker Detroit TX, playmate of the year (Nov 1966)
1946 Bigas Luna director/writer (Anguish)
1946 Mohammad Ilyas cricketer (Pakistani batsman in ten Tests 1964-69)
1946 Paul Atkinson rock guitarist (Zombies-Never Even Thought)
1946 Ruth Pointer singer (Pointer Sisters-I'm So Exicted)
1947 Earlie Fires jockey (Hialeah Park)
1947 Glenn Close Greenwich CT, actress (The Big Chill, Fatal Attraction)
1947 John Beckwith English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
1947 Vince Martino Schenectady NY, WLAF offensive assistant (Barcelona Dragons)
1948 Vintcent Van der Bijl Natal cricket bowler (superb 2 meter of 70's & 80's)
1949 Denny Albee Oklahoma City OK, actor (Dr Janssen-One Life to Live)
1952 Derek Longmuir Edinburgh Scotland, rock drummer (Bay City Rollers-Saturday Night)
1952 Warren Lees New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (late 70's)
1953 Billy Sheehan rocker (Mr Big-Lean Into It)
1953 Hans Rinn German Democratic Republic, 2 man lugist (Olympics-gold-1976, 80)
1953 Ricky Wilson Athens GA, rock guitarist (B-52's-Rock Lobster, Love Shack)
1954 Charles Pinnell horse trainer
1955 [Walter] Bruce Willis PennsGrove NJ, actor (Moonlighting, Die Hard)
1956 Alina Castro Havana Cuba, daughter of Fidel
1957 Blake Passey horse trainer
1959 Shelly Burch Tucson AZ, actress (Delila-One Life to Live, Identity Crisis)
1959 Terry Hall rocker (Colourfield-Animal Liberation)
1966 Paul Devenport New Zealand, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Texas Tour)
1968 Liam Jewell Toronto Ontario, kayaker (Olympics-96)
1968 Tyrone Hill NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
1969 Arjan Vermeulen soccer player (Vitesse)
1969 Michael Bergin model (Coca Cola)/actor
1969 Scott Alexander Brownlee Hamilton New Zealand, rowing coxless 4 men (Olympics-96)
1970 Errol Refos soccer player (Feyenoord)
1970 Janne Laukenen Lahti Finland, NHL defenseman (Finland Olympics-B-98, Senators)
1970 Rick Mirer NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears)
1970 Sean Fleming CFL kicker (Edmonton Eskimos)
1971 Cory Fleming NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
1971 Dalton James actor (My Father the Hero, Mark-Beverly Hills 90210)
1971 Kirk Botkin NFL tight end (New Orleans Saints, Pittsburgh Steelers)
1971 Louie Debrusk Cambridge, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)
1971 Marty Moore NFL inside linebacker (New England Patriots)
1971 Taase Faumui NFL defensive linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1971 Whitney Hedgepeth 100 meter/200 meter backstroke (Olympics-2 silver-96)
1972 Maria Maunder St John's Newfoundland, rower (Olympics-96)
1973 John Michels NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1974 Jennifer Lynn Drayton Saginaw MI, Miss Michigan-America (1996)
1974 John Coppinger El Paso TX, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles)
1975 Antonio Daniels NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)
1976 Rachel Blanchard Toronto, actress (Cher Horowitz-Clueless)
1982 Che'Vonne Burton Miss Michigan Teen-USA (1997)/Miss Michigan-USA (2000)
1992 Henry & Angus Bernsen twin sons of Corbin Bernsen & Amanda Pays


Deaths which occurred on March 19:

1263 Hugo of St-Cher/a S Caro French cardinal, dies
1556 Lieven van der Maude [Ammonius], South Netherlands poet, dies at 70
1635 Pieter Christiaensz Bor Dutch historian, dies
1638 Paul Moreelse Dutch painter/master builder, dies at about 66
1644 Si Sang last Ming-emperor of China, commits suicide
1687 Rene-Robert Cavelier La Salle French explorer (Louisiana), murdered in what is now Texas at 43
1702 Willem III Henry [Dutch William], king of England/Scot, dies at 51
1721 Clement XI [Giovanni F Albani], Italian Pope (1700-21), dies at 71
1782 Adrien Trudo Sale composer, dies at 59
1782 Louis-Henry Paisible composer, dies at 33
1796 Stephen Storace composer, dies at 33
1797 Philip Hayes composer, dies at 58
1811 Frantisek Adam Mica composer, dies at 65
1845 George Augustus Kollmann composer, dies at 56
1850 Adalbert Gyrowetz composer, dies at 87
1862 F Wilhelm von Schadow German painter (Modern Vasari), dies at 73
1866 Louis Clapisson composer, dies at 57
1869 Guillaume Nerenburger Belgian General (triangulatie), dies at 64
1876 Jozef Stefani composer, dies at 75
1884 Alfonse Charles Renaud de Vilback composer, dies at 54
1893 Karel Komzak composer, dies at 69
1897 Antoine T d'Abbadie French explorer (Ethiopia), dies at 87
1898 Joao da Cruz Brazilian poet, dies at 26
1905 Makar Grigori Ekmalyan composer, dies at 49
1907 Thomas Bailey Aldrich US writer (Stillwater Tragedy), dies at 70
1913 John Thomas composer, dies at 87
1918 Willem H de Beaufort Dutch historian/liberal politician, dies at 73
1924 Charles Villiers Stanford Irish composer/author, dies at 71
1930 Arthur J Balfour British theologist/premier (1902-05), dies at 81
1934 Anthony J Block lawyer (Dutch strafproces), dies at 66
1936 John Larkin IV actor/writer (Charlie Chan in Panamá), dies at 63
1937 Horacio Quiroga Uruguayan author/poet, commits suicide at 58
1940 Gustaaf Sap Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, dies at 54
1943 Vicente Ripolles composer, dies at 75
1945 Fritz Fromm German supreme commander of Reserve army, executed
1946 Amir Hamzah Indonesian poet (Buah Rindu), dies at 35
1947 Willem F J Pijper Dutch composer/critic, dies at 52
1950 Edgar Rice Burroughs sci-fi author (Tarzan of the Apes), dies at 74
1951 H Zur Mühlen writer, dies
1954 Walter Braunfels composer, dies at 71
1958 Vernon Ransford cricketer (20 Tests for Australia, 1211 runs), dies
1961 Edric Cundell composer, dies at 68
1969 Theodor Schaefer composer, dies at 65
1971 Jan Greshoff Dutch poet/author/journalist (Last Things), dies at 82
1971 Mary Dorna Dutch author, dies at 79
1974 Anne Klien fashion designer, dies at 51
1974 Edward Platt actor (Chief-Get Smart), dies at 58
1974 Hertha Kuusinen Finnish communist/daughter of Otto K, dies at 70
1975 John A DeMott dies at 63
1976 George Sklavos composer, dies at 87
1976 Paul Kossoff rock guitarist (Free), dies of heart failure at 25
1979 Al Hodge actor (Captain Video), dies at 65
1979 Richard Beckinsale actor (Doing Time, Porridge, Lovers), dies at 31
1982 Alan Badel actor, dies of a heart attack at 58
1982 Randy Rhoads heavy metal guitarist (Ozzy Osbourne), dies in plane crash at 25
1987 Arch Oboler radio writer (Lights Out), dies at 77
1987 Emile Meyer actor (Young Jesse James, Lineup), dies
1987 Louis Broglie French physicist (Nobel 1929), dies at 94
1987 Tony Stratton-Smith journalist/record co CEO (Charisma), dies at 53
1991 John Russell Thomas NFL general manager (Detroit Lions), dies
1991 Ron Pagano dies after lengthy illness at 37
1991 Sunday Wilshin actor (Murder by Rope), dies at 86
1992 Cesare Danova actor (Cleopatra, Viva Las Vegas), dies from a heart attack at 66
1993 Barend P Tammeling journalist (Trouw, Peek on the North), dies at 58
1993 Jeff Ward drummer (9 Inch Nails), commits suicide at 30
1994 Giuseppe Diana Italian anti-mafia priest, murdered
1994 Jose Coronel Urtecho poet, dies at 87
1995 Fernand Lodewick literature historian (Literature), dies at 85
1995 Gerard Tebroke 5/10 km-dasher, dies at 45
1995 Kenneth Norman Joseph Loveless priest folk musician, dies at 83
1996 Christopher John Magenis Headington musician, dies at 65
1996 William Hutchinson Murray mountaineer/author, dies at 83
1997 Willem De Kooning artists (Abstract), dies of Alzheimer at 92

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1970 AYERS DARRELL EUGENE ALDERWOOD MANOR WA
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1971 GARCIA RICARDO M. DRISCOLL TX
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1563 Peace of Amboise; Rights for Huguenots
1571 Spanish troops occupy Manila
1628 Massachusetts colony founded by Englishmen
1644 200 members of Peking imperial family/court commit suicide
1682 Nationally Council accept independence of French church
1702 James II's daughter Anne Stuart becomes queen of England
1748 English Naturalization Act passes granting Jews right to colonize US
1775 4 people buried by avalanche for 37 days, 3 survive (Italy)
1775 Poland & Prussia sign trade agreement
1799 Joseph Haydn's "Die Schöpfung" premieres in Vienna
1803 Johann von Schillers "Die Braut von Messina" premieres in Weimar
1822 Boston MA incorporated as a city
1831 1st US bank robbery (City Bank, New York/$245,000)
1859 Charles François Gounod's opera "Faust" premieres in Paris France
1864 Charles François Gounod's opera "Mireille" is produced (Paris France)
1865 Battle of Bentonville-Confederates retreat from Greenville NC
1866 Immigrant ship Monarch of the Seas sinks in Liverpool; 738 die
1870 Antônio Carlos Gomes's opera "Il Guarany" premieres in Milan Italy
1877 Australia beat England by 45 runs in very 1st Test match
1883 Jan Matzeliger invents 1st machine to manufacture entire shoes
1885 Louis Riel returns to Canada, proclaims provisional government, Saskatchewan
1892 3 brothers Hearne play in same Test Cricket England vs SA (Cape Town)
1895 Los Angeles Railway established to provide streetcar service
1906 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari's "Quattro Rusteghi" premieres in Munich
1907 18.8 cm precipitation at Lewer's Ranch NV (state record)
1914 Stanley Cup: Toronto Blueshirts (NHA) sweep Victoria Capitals (PCHA) in 3 game
1915 Pluto photographed for 1st time (although unknown at the time)
1917 US Supreme Court upheld 8-hour work day for railroad employees (Adamson Act)
1918 Congress authorizes time zones & approves daylight saving time
1918 S Potter becomes 1st US pilot to shoot down a German seaplane
1920 US Senate rejects Treaty of Versailles for 2nd time refusing to ratify League of Nations' covenant (maintaining isolation policy)
1925 Angelo G Roncalli (Pope John XXIII) becomes a bishop
1927 Bloody battles between communists & Nazis in Berlin
1928 "Amos & Andy" debuts on radio (NBC Blue Network-WMAQ Chicago)
1930 Nakagawa Soen accepted as a student of Katsube Keigaku Roshi
1931 Nevada legalizes gambling
1937 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Divini redemptoris against communism
1938 Toronto Maple Leafs score 8 goals in 5 minutes
1940 Failed British air raid on German base at Sylt
1940 French government of Daladier, falls
1941 Jimmy Dorsey & his Orchestraestra record "Green Eyes" & "Maria Elena"
1942 FDR orders men between 45 & 64 to register for non military duty
1942 Thoroughbred Racing Association of US formed in Chicago
1943 Airship Canadian Star torpedoed & sinks
1944 Tippett's oratorium "Child of Our Time" premieres in London
1945 800 killed as Kamikaze attacked USS Franklin off Japan
1945 Adolf Hitler issues Nero Decree: destruction of German facilities
1945 British 36th division conquers Mogok (ruby mine)
1945 US Task Force 58 attacks ships near Kobe/Kure
1946 French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique & Réunion become overseas departments
1946 Nicolai Schwernik succeeds Kalinin as President of USSR
1947 Belgian government of Spaak, forms
1947 Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek conquers Jenan
1948 Lee Savold KOs Gino Buonvino in 54 seconds at Madison Square Garden, New York NY
1949 1st museum devoted exclusively to atomic energy, Oak Ridge TN
1950 5th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias
1950 City College of New York defeats Bradley to win the NIT
1951 Herman Wouk's "Caine Mutiny" is published
1953 25th Academy Awards: "Greatest Show on Earth", Gary Cooper & Shirley Booth win (1st time televised)
1953 Tennessee Williams' "Camino Real" premieres in New York NY
1954 1st color telecast of a prize fight, Giardello vs Troy in Madison Square Garden, New York NY
1954 1st rocket-driven sled on rails was tested in Alamogordo NM
1954 US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Tenley Albright
1954 US Men's Figure Skating Championship won by Hayes A Jenkins
1954 Weekes, Worrell & Walcott complete tons in innings vs England
1955 17th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: San Francisco beats La Salle 77-63
1956 Biggest NBA margin of victory: Minnesota Lakers-133, St Louis Hawks-75
1957 Indians reject Boston's offer of $1 million for Herb Score
1958 Britain's 1st planetarium opens at Madame Tussaud's in London
1958 Sobers completes a century in each innings vs Pakistan
1959 "1st Impressions" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 84 performances
1960 "Redhead" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 455 performances
1960 22nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Ohio State beats California 75-55
1962 "All American" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 80 performances
1962 Archbishop Suenens of Mechelen-Brussels appointed cardinal
1964 Sean Connery's 1st day of shooting on "Goldfinger"
1965 Chivu Stoica becomes President of the Council of Romanian People's Republic & Nicolae Ceausescu appointed 1st Secretary of Romanian communist party
1965 Indonesia nationalizes all foreign oil companies
1965 Rembrandt's "Titus" sells for then record ƒ7,770,000
1966 "Pousse Cafe" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 3 performances
1966 28th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Texas Western beats Kentucky 72-65
1966 Belgium government of Vanden Boeynants begins
1967 French Somaliland (Djibouti) votes to continue association with France
1967 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA St Petersburg Orange Golf Classic
1968 Howard University students seize administration building
1969 British invade Anguilla
1969 Chicago 8 indicted in aftermath of Chicago Democratic convention
1970 West German Chancellor Willy Brandt & East German Premier Willi Stoph meet
1971 Philadelphia 76ers outscore Cincinnati Royals 90-8 in 1 half
1972 "To Live Another Summer" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 173 performances
1972 Carol Mann wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
1972 India & Bangladesh sign friendship treaty
1972 Los Angeles Lakers beat Golden State Warriors, 162-99, by then record 63 points
1973 Dean tells Nixon, "There is a cancer growing on the Presidency"
1974 Jefferson Starship begins their 1st tour
1975 "Dr Jazz" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 5 performances
1975 Pennsylvania is 1st state to allow girls to compete with boys in High School sports
1976 Princess Margaret separates from the Earl of Snowdon, after 16 years
1977 "Side by Side by Sondheim" closes at Music Box NYC after 390 performances
1977 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1977 Jevgeni Kulikov skates world record 1000 meter (1:15.33)
1978 50,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against neutron bomb
1978 Sally Little wins LPGA Kathryn Crosby/Honda Civic Golf Classic
1979 House of Representatives begins live TV broadcasts via C-SPAN
1981 2 workers killed in space shuttle Columbia accident
1981 Buffalo Sabres beat Toronto Maple Leafs 14-4
1981 Emmy 8th Daytime Awards: Susan Lucci loses for 2nd time
1982 National Guard jet tanker crashes killing 27
1984 "Kate & Allie" premieres
1984 John J O'Connor named 8th archbishop of New York
1984 KSD-AM in St Louis MO changes call letters to KUSA
1984 Mobil oil tanker spills 200,000 gallons into Columbia River
1984 Pitcher Denny McLain, indicted on various charges of racketeering
1984 STS 41-C vehicle moves to launch pad
1985 "Spin Magazine" begins publishing
1985 New South Wales wins cricket Sheffield Shield by beating Queensland by 1 wicket
1985 Senate votes 55-45, to authorize production of the MX missile
1987 Bonnie Blair skates ladies world record 500 meter (39.43 seconds)
1987 Fred Currey acquires Greyhound Bus Company
1987 Hassanali inaugurated as President of Trinidad & Tobago
1987 PTL leader Jim Bakker resigns after sex scandal with Jessica Hahn
1987 Yvonne van Gennip skates ladies world record 3 km (4:16.85)
1988 2 British soldiers lynched in Belfast North Ireland
1988 Yvonne van Gennip skates un-official world record 10 km (15 :5.25)
1989 Boeing V-22 Osprey VTOL aircraft makes maiden flight
1989 Lori Garbacz wins Circle K LPGA Golf Open Tucson
1989 World Ice Dance Championship in Paris France won by M Klimova & S Ponomarenko (USR)
1989 World Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Paris France won by E Gordeeva & S Grinkov (USSR)
1989 World Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Paris France won by Midori Ito (Japan)
1989 World Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris France won by Kurt Browning (Canada)
1990 1st world ice hockey tournament for women held (Ottawa)
1991 Kansas City Royals announce they are putting Bo Jackson on waivers
1991 NFL owners strip Phoenix of 1993 Super Bowl game due to Arizona not recognizing Martin Luther King Day
1991 Sacramento Kings set NBA record of 29 consecutive road loses
1991 St Louis Blue Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 80 goals in a season
1992 "Master Builder" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 45 performances
1992 British Prince Andrew & Princess Sarah Ferguson announce separation
1993 Supreme Court Justice Byron R White announced plans to retire
1993 World Ice Dance Championship in Prague won by M Usova & A Zhulin (Russia)
1993 World Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Prague won by I Brasseur & L Eisler (Canada)
1993 World Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Prague won by Oksana Baiul (Ukraine)
1993 World Men's Figure Skating Championship in Prague won by Kurt Browning (Canada)
1994 2500 kilograms of cocaine intercepted in Zeewolde Netherlands
1994 Lara scores 167 for West Indies vs England at Georgetown
1994 Largest omelet (1,383² ft) made with 160,000 eggs in Yokohama Japan
1994 New Jersey Devils club record 41st win of the season
1995 "Translations" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 25 performances
1995 "Uncle Vanya" closes at Circle in Square Theater NYC after 29 performances
1995 5 die by poison gas in Japanese subway
1995 Arizona begins using new area code 520 outside of Phoenix
1995 Bonnie Blair skates female world record point total (156.450)
1995 Finland Social-Democratic Party wins parliamentary election
1995 Laura Davis wins LPGA Standard Register PING Golf Tournament
1995 Michael Jordan rejoins Chicago Bulls after 17 months, beats Pacers
1995 NBA New York Knicks beat New York Nets in 100th meeting (Knicks 53 Nets 47)
1995 Neil Marshall skates world record 3 km (3 :4.08)
1996 Winnie Mandela divorces Nelson after 38 years of marrage
1997 Major League Baseball announces 5 year/$50M deal with Pepsi
1997 Supreme Court hears Internet indecency arguments
1998 "Ah Wilderness!" opens at Vivian Beaumont theater





Holidays

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

Australia : Canberra Day
Italy, Spain, Canary Island : St Joseph Day

Religious Observances

Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Anglican : Solemnity of St Joseph, stepfather of Jesus
Ancient Rome : Quinquatrus (Feast of Minerva); a d xiv Kal Apr

Religious History

1563 The Edict of Amboise granted a limited amount of freedom to French Protestants, thereby ending the First Huguenot War.
1641 A General Court ended which declared the Colony of Rhode Island a democracy. The Court also adopted a constitution granting religious freedom to all its citizens.
1937 Pius XI declared in the encyclical "Divini redemptoris": 'There would be neither Socialism nor Communism today if the rulers of the nations had not scorned the teachings and material warnings of the Church.'
1944 German Lutheran pastor and Nazi martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote in a letter: 'We can have abundant life, even though many wishes remain unfulfilled.'
1987 Jim Bakker, 48, stepped down as head of the PTL ministry amid disclosures of a 1980 sexual liaison with church secretary Jessica Hahn.

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)

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