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1469 Giovanni della Robbia Italian sculptor
1611 Innocent XI [Benedetto Odescalchi] Italy, 240th Roman Catholic Pope (1676-89)
1616 Johann Jacob Froberger German singer/organist/composer
1746 Johann Friedrich Peter composer
1755 Gabriele Prota composer
1762 Johann G Fichte German philosopher (Wissenschaftslehre)
1770 Antoine-Charles Glachant composer
1795 Johns Hopkins philanthropist, founded Johns Hopkins University
1808 Samuel Jameson Gholson Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1883
1812 Felix Kirk Zollicoffer Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
1815 John Gross Barnard Brevet Major General (Union Army), died in 1882
1828 Adin Ballou Underwood Brevet Major General (Union volunteers)
1839 Alice Mary Smith composer
1858 Roland Napoleon Bonaparte French officer/traveller (Surinam)
1859 Nellie Melba [Heal Mitchell] Australian soprano (Peach Melba)
1860 Victor E Orlando Italy's premier (1917-19)
1864 Carl Ethan Akeley US, naturalist, developed animal mount process
1869 Jules Poncelet Belgian minister of State
1873 Federico Gerdes Tacna Perú, orchestraestra director
1874 Gilbert Laird Jessop cricketer (The Croucher)
1876 Saint-Georges de Bouchélier French author (Le Rois Sans Couronne)
1878 Adam von Ahn Carse composer
1879 Lord Waldorf Astor England, 2nd viscount (C)/publisher (London Observer)
1879 Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor US/England's feminist/ex of Waldorf Astor
1880 Allard R Hulshoff architect of Amsterdam (1924)
1883 Henricus Keuls Dutch lawyer/poet (Dancing Lamp)
1884 Arthur Meulemans Belgian composer (Adriaan Brouwer) (or 5/10)
1890 Ho Chi Minh trail blazer/leader of Vietnam (1946, 1969)
1892 Konstatin G Paustovski Russian author (Povestj Zjizni)
1895 Albert Hay Malotte composer
1895 Cecil Gray composer
1896 Michael Balcon Birmingham England, producer/father of Jill Balcon
1899 Leonid Maksimovich Leonov novelist/playwright
19-- Tim Waldrip Spokane WA, actor (Casey-American Dream)
1901 Ivo Cruz composer
1904 Anthony Bushell Kent England, actor (Journey's End)
1904 Sven Thofelt Sweden, pentathlete (Olympics-gold-1928)
1909 Bruce Bennett Tacoma WA, actor (Before I Hang, Sahara)
1909 Schlomo Joffe composer
1910 Alan Melville cricketer (graceful South African batsman 1938-49)
1913 Albert Hardy photographer
1913 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy President of India
1915 Pol Pot dictator/mass murderer
1918 Florence Chadwick swimmer (1st to swim English Channel both ways)
1919 Betty Jameson Norman OK, LPGA golfer (1947 US Women's Open)
1921 Charles van de Reve slavic (Belief of Kameraden)
1921 Daniel Gelin Angers France, Maria Schneider's dad, actor (Obsession)
1921 Karel van het Reve Dutch Slavist (Comrade's Religion)
1922 David McLean Akron OH, actor (Tate-Tate)
1924 Sandy Galbraith Wilson composer
1925 Malcolm X [Little] Omaha NE, assassinated leader of black muslims
1926 Paul Cooper composer
1928 Anthony C B Chapman England, sports car builder/autoracer (Formula 1)
1929 Harvey Cox US theologist (Secular City)
1929 Michael Adamis composer
1930 Hans Kox composer
1930 Lorraine Hansberry playwright (Raisin in the Sun)
1931 Eric Davidson comedy scriptwriter
1931 Ruben Radica composer
1934 David Sinclair actor (Love & Hate)
1934 James Charles Lehrer Wichita KS, news anchor (McNeil-Lehrer Report)
1934 Jan Wijn Dutch pianist
1935 David Hartman Pawtucket RI, TV personality (Good Morning America)
1935 F R Fries writer
1936 Elisabeth Schwartz Austria, pairs figure skater (Olympics-gold-1956)
1937 Sanne Sannes Dutch photographer
1938 James H Bilbray (Representative-D-NV)
1938 Marilyn Chris Brooklyn NY, actress (Wanda Wolek-One Life to Live)
1939 17th Earl of Pembroke English landowner/director (Emily)
1939 Francis R Scobee Cle Elum WA, USAF/astronaut (STS 41C, 51L-Chal disaster)
1939 James Fox England, actor (Greystoke)
1939 James Fox London England, actor (Greystoke)
1939 Nancy Kwan Hong Kong, actress (Flower Drum Song, World of Suzie Wong)
1939 Richard Lowe Teitelbaum composer
1939 Tomasz Sikorski composer
1940 Carlos Diegues actor (Xica)
1940 Frank Lorenzo airline executive (Continental, Texas Air, Eastern)
1940 Joan Staley playmate (November 1958)
1940 Mickey Newbury rocker
1941 Jane Brody writer/nutritionist
1941 Jimmy Hoffa Jr son of Jimmy Hoffa/Teamster union leader
1941 Marc-Antonio Consoli composer
1941 Nora Ephron New York NY, novelist/screenwriter/director (Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, Michael, Heartburn)
1942 Gary Kildall creator of CP/M
1942 James Topping author of CP/M
1945 Peter Townshend England, rock guitarist/vocalist/composer (The Who-Tommy)
1946 Diedre Lenihan Atlanta GA, actress (Wendy-Needles & Pins)
1946 Mary Bryan LPGA golfer
1946 Michele Placido Foggia Italy, actor (La Lupa, Poliziotti)
1946 Phillip Rudd Melbourne Australia, rock drummer (AC/DC-Rock 'n Roll Damnation)
1947 Jerry Hyman Brooklyn NY, rock singer/trombonist (Blood Sweat & Tears)
1948 Grace Jones [Mendoza] Spanishtown Jamaica, singer/actress (Vamp)
1948 Jean-Pierre Haignere France, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-17)
1948 Tom Scott Los Angeles CA, saxophonist/bandleader (Pat Sajak Show)
1949 Dusty Hill rocker (ZZ Top)
1951 Joey Ramone [Jeffrey Hyman] Forest Hills NY, punk rocker (Ramones-Baby I Love You)
1952 Barbara Loomis rocker (BT Express)
1953 Henry Lascelles English grandson of princess Mary
1954 Rick Cerone Newark NJ, catcher (Yankees/Red Sox/Mets/Expos)
1955 Ed Whitson pitcher (New York Yankees, San Diego Padres)
1955 Pierre J Thuot Groton CT, Lieutenant Commander USN/astronaut (STS 36, 49, 62)
1956 Althea Gwyn WBL center (New York Stars)
1956 Martyn Ware rocker (Heaven 17-Electric Dreams)
1956 Steven Ford East Grand Rapids MI, actor (When Harry Met Sally, Young & Restless)/son of President Gerald Ford
1957 Bill Laimbeer NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons)
1957 Sophia Crawford London England, actress (Power Rangers)
1959 Nicole Brown Simpson Frankford Germany, Mrs OJ Simpson (murdered in 1994)
1961 Lisa Rathgber Hillsboro IL, bowler (LPBT Rookie of Year 1980)
1961 Lisa Wagner bowler (3-time LPBT Player of Year, Bowler of Decade)
1962 Iain Harvie Scottish rock guitarist (Nothing Ever Happens)
1963 Rebecca Bradley LPGA golfer
1963 Yazz [Yasmin Evans] Mrs Simon La Bon/rocker (Fine Time, The One Way is Up)
1964 Michael Dean Standly Abilene TX, PGA golfer (1993 Freeport-McMoRan)
1965 Edward Odumbe cricketer (Kenyan pace bowler 1996 World Cup)
1965 Joshua Rifkind actor (Marshall Chronicles)
1966 Keith Jennings NFL tight end (Chicago Bears)
1966 Marc Bureau Trois Rivieres, NHL center (Montréal Canadiens)
1967 John Friesz NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks)
1967 Turk Wendell Pittsfield MA, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
1968 James Parrish NFL outside linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1968 Jeanne Basone Brubank CA, wrestler (Hollywood-GLOW)
1968 Mark Janssens Surrey, NHL center (Hartford Whalers)
1968 Paul Justin NFL quarterback (Indianapolis Colts)
1969 Cecile Ulbrich Tucker Warren ME, rower (Olympics-96)
1969 David Wharton Warminster PA, US Olympic swimmer (Olympics-silver-88)
1969 Kevin Scott WLAF cornerback (Scotland Claymores)
1969 Richard Dumas NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)
1971 Darryl Morrison NFL safety (Washington Redskins)
1971 Lori Ann Mundt Yorkton Saskatchawan, volleyball player (Olympics-96)
1972 Ronald Williams CFL running back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1972 Willie Brown NFL/WLAF linebacker (Seattle Seahawks. Rhein Fire)
1973 Andreas Johansson Hofors Sweden, NHL forward (Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Islanders)
1976 Kevin Garnett NBA forward (Minnesota Timberwolves)


Deaths which occurred on May 19:

0804 Alcuin of York English scholar, dies in Tours France at 69
0988 Dunstan[us] English archbishop of Canterbury, dies
1296 Celestine V [Pietro del Murrone] Pope (1294), dies
1536 Anne Boleyn Queen of England/wife of Henry VIII, beheaded
1536 Lord Rochford English brother of Anna Boleyn, beheaded
1647 Sebastian Vrancx Flemish painter (captain of vigilante), dies
1653 Carel Reyniersz Governor-General of Netherlands East Indies, dies at 48
1786 John Stanley composer, dies at 74
1795 Josiah Bartlett US physician/judge (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 65
1800 French Bosbeeck veterinarian/robber, hanged
1801 Herman H Vitringa politician (National Meetings), dies
1845 Maria EJ Versfelt mistress of General Moreau/marshal Ney, dies at 68
1864 Nathaniel Hawthorne US, writer (Scarlet Letter), dies
1872 Johan van Dale schoolmaster (New Dutch Language Wordbook), dies at 44
1876 Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer Dutch historian/politician, dies at 74
1887 Pieter Blussé van Alblas liberal minister of Finance, dies at 75
1890 Gus Kempis cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test), dies of fever at 24
1895 José J Marti y Perez Spanish/Cuban poet (Versos sencillos), dies
1901 Marthinus Wessels Pretorius 1st President Republic South-Africa, dies at 81
1903 Arthur Shrewsbury cricketer (1277 runs at 35 47 in 23 Tests), dies
1922 Heinrich I Quincke German internist (postural drainage), dies at 79
1924 Billy Zulch cricketer (South Africa batsman scored 2 Test centuries), dies
1928 Henry Franklin Belknap Gilbert composer, dies at 59
1928 Max Scheler German philosopher, dies at 53
1935 Charles Martin Tornow Loeffler French composer, dies at 74
1935 Thomas E Lawrence (of Arabia) dies in a motorcycle crash
1941 Werner Sombart Marxist economist (Händler und Heroes), dies at 78
1942 [Nicoline] Magdalene Anchor-Roll Norwegian author (Enken), dies at 69
1953 Damasco Berenguer y Fuste Spanish general/minister of War, dies at 79
1954 Aart A van Schelven church historian (Willem of Orange), dies at 73
1954 Charles Edward Ives US composer (Unanswered Question), dies at 79
1958 Bruno Sturmer composer, dies at 65
1958 Ronald Colman British actor (Prisoner of Zenda), dies at 67
1961 Joe Howard singer (Gay Nineties Revue), dies at 94
1965 Maria Dabrowska Polish writer (Znaki Zycia), dies
1966 Tortoise reportedly given to Tonga's king by Captain Cook (1773), dies
1969 Coleman Hawkins US jazz musician/composer, dies
1971 Bernard Wagenaar Netherlands/US composer, dies at 76
1971 Ogden Nash poet/TV panelist (Masquerade Party), dies at 68
1978 George Gladstone cricketer (one Test West Indies vs England 1930), dies
1983 Jean Rey Belgian minister, dies
1987 Alice B[radley] Sheldon sci-fi author (Byte Beautiful), dies at 71
1988 Virginia Farmer actresss (Cyrano de Bergerac), dies at 90
1989 Able J Herzberg Russian/Netherlands lawyer (Eichmann in Jerusalem), dies
1989 E Galgóczi writer, dies
1989 Robert Webber actor (Alex-Moonlighting), dies of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/Lou Gehrig's disease) at 64
1989 Robert Weber character actor, dies of Lou Gehrig Disease at 64
1991 Douglas L Mays cartoonist (Punch), dies
1991 Rini Otte Dutch actress (Ergens in Nederland), dies at 74
1993 Nemesio Antunes Chilean painter, dies at 75
1993 Richard Murphy director (3 Stripes in the Sun), dies of stroke at 81
1993 S W Sohoni cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies
1994 Henry Morgan TV panalist (To Tell the Truth), dies of cancer at 74
1994 Jacqueline [Lee Bouvier] Kennedy Onassis 1st lady (1961-63), dies of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at 64
1994 Jacques Cesar Ellul writer, dies at 82
1994 Luis Ocana Span cyclist (Tour de France 1973), commits suicide at 48
1996 Johnny "Guitar" Watson musician, dies at 61
1996 Margaret Rawlings actress (Roman Holiday), dies at 89
1997 Millie dog of President Bush (Millie's Book), dies at 12

Reported: MISSING in ACTION

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 1965    DONOVAN          LEROY M.          CEDAREDGE             CO     ACFT OVERDUE  
1965 HARPER RICHARD K. BURLINGTON MA ACFT OVERDUE
1967 ANDERSON GARETH L. FALMOUTH MA 03/04/73 RELEASED BY DRV DECEASED 1974
1967 GRIFFIN JAMES LLOYD GATES TN 03/13/74 REMAINS RETURNED
1967 HELLBACH HAROLD J. NEW ORLEANS LA REMAINS RETURNED 1997 ID'D 05/98
1967 KNIGHT ROY A. JR. MILLSAP TX
1967 MC DANIEL EUGENE B. KINSTON NC 03/04/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE AND WELL 98
1967 METZGER WILLIAM J. WISCONSIN RAPIDS WI 03/04/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE AND WELL 98
1967 PATTERSON JAMES K. LONG BEACH CA PROB CAPTURED WITH BROKEN LEG
1967 PLUMB JOSEPH C. MISSION KS 02/18/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE AND WELL 98
1967 RICH RICHARD STAMFORD CT
1967 RUSSELL KAY CORSICANA TX 03/04/73 RELEASED BY DRV DECEASED
1967 STARK WILLIAM R. CORANADO CA 03/04/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE AND WELL 98
1967 WALTERS JACK JR. WHITEVILLE NC 03/13/74 REMAINS RETURNED DIC
1968 DAVIES JOSEPH E. ALEXANDRIA VA
1968 MC CUBBIN GLENN D. ALMENA KS
1972 MOTT DAVID P. FARGO ND 03/27/73 RELEASED BY PRG ALIVE AND WELL 98
1972 NICHOLS AUBREY A. EL PASO TX 03/28/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE AND WELL 98
1972 THOMAS WILLIAM E. PITTSBURG PA 03/73 RELEASED BY PRG ALIVE AND WELL 96/98

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On this day...

715 St Gregory II begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1506 Columbus selects his son Diego as sole heir
1515 George van Saksen-Meissen sells Friesland for 100,000 gold guilders to arch duke Charles
1517 Philip van Bourgondie installed as bishop of Utrecht
1547 Monarch Johan Frederik surrenders to Karel
1568 English queen Elizabeth I arrests Scottish queen Mary
1571 Miguel Lopez de Lagazpi founded Manilla in the Phillipines
1585 Spain confisquates English ships
1588 Spanish Armada sets sail for Lisbon, bound to England
1608 Matthias von Habsburgs army reaches Lieben, at Prague
1635 France declares war on Spain
1643 Battle at Rocroi/Allersheim: French army destroys Spanish army
1643 Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut & New Harbor form United Colonies of New England
1652 Spanish troops occupy Grevelingen
1662 Uniformity Act of England goes into effect
1749 George II grants charter to Ohio Company to settle Ohio Valley
1780 About midday, near-total darkness descends on much of New England to this day its cause is still unexplained
1792 Russian army enters Poland
1793 Netherlands captures French island of St Maarten (held until 1795)
1796 Game protection law restricts encroachment on Indian hunting grounds
1802 French Order of Légion d'Honneur forms
1848 México gives Texas to US, ending the war
1853 Dutch prince Henry marries princess Amalia of Saxony-Weimar
1856 Senator Charles Sumner, Massachusetts, spoke out against slavery
1857 William Francis Channing & Moses G Farmer patents electric fire alarm
1862 Homestead Act becomes law provides cheap land for settlement of West
1863 Siege of Vicksburg, investment of city complete
1864 Battle of Port Walthall Junction VA (Bermuda Hundred)
1864 Last engagement in series of battles known as Spotsylvania
1864 Skirmish at Cassville GA
1878 Blanche Kelso Bruce appointed register of treasury by President Garfield
1884 Ringling Brothers circus premieres
1885 1st mass production of shoes (Jan Matzeliger in Lynn MA)
1885 German chancellor Bismarck takes possession of Cameroon & Togoland
1886 Camille Saint-Saëns' 3rd Symphony in C, premieres
1891 Rice Institute, which became Rice University, is chartered
1892 Charles Brady King invents pneumatic hammer
1892 National Society of Colonial Dames of America founded
1893 Heavy rain washes "quick clay" into a deep valley, kills 111 (Norway)
1896 1st auto (Benz) to arrive in Netherlands
1898 Post Office authorizes use of postcards
1900 Great Britain annexes Tonga archipelago
1902 Great Britain & Boers resume peace talks in Pretoria
1905 Italian King Victor Emmanuel & Swiss President open world's longest railroad tunnel (Simplon) links Iselle Italy & Brig Switzerland
1905 Tom Jenkins beats Frank Gotcha for heavyweight wrestling champion
1906 Federated Boys' Club (Boys' Club of America) organizes
1906 Portugal's King Carlos I names Joao Franco premier
1909 Jack Johnson fights Jack O'Brien to no decision in 6 for boxing title
1910 Cleveland Indian Cy Young gets his 500th win, beats Washington 5-4 in 11 innings
1911 Maurice Ravel's opera "L'Heure Espagnole" premieres in Paris France
1911 Philadelphia Athletics are 12½ games back in American League, & win the World Series
1912 American League president Ban Johnson tells Tigers if they continue protest of Ty Cobb's suspension, they will be banned from baseball
1913 Webb Alien Land-Holding Bill passes, forbidding Japs from owning land
1916 Escadrille Américaine (Lafayette) transfered to Verdun
1918 Washington's 1st Sunday game, Senators beat Cleveland 1-0 in 18 innings
1921 Congress sharply curbs immigration, setting a national quota system
1923 49th Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Zev wins in 2:05.4
1923 KPD (communist revolts) in German Ruhr cities occupied by Allies
1926 French air force bombs Damascus Syria
1928 "Firedamp" explodes in Mather PA coal mine killing 195 of 273 miners
1928 51 frogs enter 1st annual "Frog Jumping Jubilee" (Angel's Camp CA)
1928 54th Kentucky Derby: Chick Lang aboard Reigh Count wins in 2:10.4
1929 Cloudburst causes stampede in Yankee Stadium; 2 people crushed to death
1929 General Feng Yu-Xiang of China declares war on Chiang Kai-Shek Government
1930 White woman win voting rights in South-Africa
1931 Ironclad cruiser Germany launched in Kiel
1934 Military coup by Colonel Damian Veltsjev in Bulgaria
1934 Sherlock Holmes crossword puzzle in "Saturday Review of Literature"; Males who solved puzzle become members of Baker Street Irregulars
1935 NFL adopts an annual college draft to begin in 1936
1937 John Murray/Allen Boretz' "Room Service" premieres in NYC
1939 Churchill signs British-Russian anti-Nazi pact
1940 Amsterdam time becomes MET (Middle European Time)
1940 French counter attack at Péronne under General De Gaulle
1941 German occupiers in Holland forbid bicycle taxis
1941 New Nazi battleship Bismarck leaves Gdynia, Poland
1942 Atlanta Braves' Paul Waner is 3rd National League-er to get 3,000 hits (Anson & Wagner)
1943 Berlin is declared "Judenrien" (free of Jews)
1943 Churchill pledges England's full support to US against Japan
1944 240 gypsies transported to Auschwitz from Westerbork Netherlands
1944 German defense line in Italy collapsed
1945 Start of the 1st Victory Test Cricket between England & Australia Services
1946 Dutch Cooperation for Sexual Reform (NVSH) forms in Amsterdam
1950 New York Times reports of world's smallest & dumbest mechanical brain
1951 77th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Bold wins in 1:56.4
1951 UN begins counter offensive in Korea
1953 Nuclear explosion in Nevada (fall-out in St George UT)
1954 Postmaster General Summerfield approves CIA mail-opening project
1955 Atkinson & Depeiaza make 347 stand for 7th wkt West Indies vs Australia
1956 82nd Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Fabius wins in 1:58.4
1956 Pirate Dale Long hits 9th-inning homerun, 1st homerun in 8 straight games
1957 Adone Zoli forms Italian Government
1958 "South Pacific" soundtrack album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks
1958 Premiere of Harold Pinter's "Birthday Party" in London
1958 US & Canada form North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)
1959 Jan de Quay becomes premier of Netherlands
1960 Alan Freed & eight other DJs accused of taking radio payola
1960 Belgian parliament requires rest day for self employed
1960 Juan Marichal debuts as San Fransisco Giant pitcher, beats Phillies on 1 hitter
1960 USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 33,222mph
1961 New pier opens in Scheveningen
1962 "Bravo, Giovanni" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 76 performances
1962 "John Birch Society" by Chad Mitchell Trio hits #99
1962 88th Preakness: John Rotz aboard Greek Money wins in 1:56.2
1962 Indonesian paratroopers land in New Guinea
1962 Stan Musial breaks Honus Wagner's National League hit record with 3,431
1962 US performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)
1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open
1964 US diplomats find at least 40 secret microphones in the Moscow embassy
1965 Patricia R Harris named 1st US black female ambassador (Luxembourg)
1965 West Ham United wins 5th Europe Cup II
1967 US bombs Hanoi
1967 USSR ratifies treaty with England & US banning nuclear weapons in space
1968 20th Emmy Awards: Get Smart, Mission Impossible & Barbara Bain
1968 Frank Howard fails to homer, after hitting 10 in 6 consecutive games
1968 Pirate Radio Brumble of Northern England 1st heard
1971 USSR launches Mars 2, 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars
1972 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1972 WMAV TV channel 18 in Oxford MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
1973 "Daisy" A Day by Jud Strunk hits #14
1973 "Smith" opens at Eden Theater NYC for 17 performances
1973 99th Preakness: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:54.4
1974 Joanne Carner Golf Invitational wins LPGA Bluegrass
1974 Stanley Cup: Philadelphia Flyers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
1974 Valeri Giscard d'Estaing wins French presidential election
1975 27th Emmy Awards: Mary Tyler Moore Show, Robert Blake & Jean Marsh
1975 Farm truck packed with wedding party struck by a train, killing 66 in truck, 40 miles south of Poona India
1975 Junko Tabei is 1st woman to climb to the top of Mount Everest
1976 Gold ownership legalized in Australia
1976 Liverpool wins 5th UEFA Cup at Bridge
1976 Senate establishes permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
1976 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1977 "Smokey & the Bandit" premieres
1979 "In The Navy" by Village People hits #3
1979 105th Preakness: Ron Franklin aboard Spectacular Bid wins in 1:54.2
1979 Guitarist Eric Clapton marries Patti Boyd
1980 "Blackstone" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 104 performances
1980 Ringo & Barbara Bach are involved in a car crash
1981 Pirate Jim Bibby gives up a leadoff single to Brave Terry Harper, then retires the next 27 batters
1982 IFK Göteborg wins 11th UEFA Cup at Göteborg
1982 Sophia Loren jailed in Naples for tax evasion
1983 NASA launches Intelsat V
1983 Weird Al Yankovic gives live performance at Wax Museum in Washington DC
1984 "King Of Suede" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #62
1984 110th Preakness: Angel Cordero Jr aboard Gate Dancer wins in 1:53.6
1984 Pat LaFontaine scores 2 goals within 22 seconds in an NHL playoff game
1984 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat New York Islanders, 4 games to 1
1984 STS 41-D vehicle moves to launch pad
1985 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
1986 Anti-apartheid activist Hélène Pastoors sentenced to 10 years in South Africa
1987 1st American Comedy Award
1988 "Red Sox" retire Bobby Doerr's #1
1988 Carlos Lehder Rivas, of Colombia's Medellín drug cartel, is convicted in Florida for smuggling more than 3 tons of cocaine into US
1989 Dow Jones average passes 2,500 mark for 1st time, closes at 2,501.1
1989 Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) last appearance on Dallas
1990 "General Elvis", TV Drama last airs on ABC
1990 116th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Summer Squall wins in 1:53.6
1991 "Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" closes at Shubert NYC after 225 performances
1991 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic
1991 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Centel Senior Golf Challenge
1991 Willy T Ribbs becomes 1st black driver to make Indianapolis 500
1992 27th Amendment ratified, prohibits Congress from raising its salary
1992 Amy Fisher shoots Mary Jo Buttafuoco in Massapequa Long Island New York
1992 Englishman Dave Gauder, 224 lbs, pulls 196 ton jumbo jet, 3 inches
1992 Ric Flair wins NWA wrestling title
1992 Vice President Dan Quayle sites Murphy Brown as a poor example of family values
1993 Boeing 727 crashes into mountain at Medellín Colombia, kills 132
1993 Dow Jones closes above 3,500 for 1st time (3,500.03)
1993 Juventus wins 22th UEFA Cup at Torino
1994 Final Episode of LA Law after 8 year run
1994 Omar Sharif suffers a mild heart attack
1994 Tennis star Jennifer Capriati (18), checks into a drug rehab center
1995 Emmy's 22nd Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 15th time
1995 World's youngest doctor, Balamurali Ambati, 17, graduates Mount Sinai
1996 STS 77 (Endeavour 11), launches into orbit
2161 Syzygy: 8 of 9 planets aligned on same side of sun





Holidays

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

Finland : Flag Day of the Army
Turkey : Youth & Sports Day
Vietnam : Ho Chi Minh's Birthday (1890)
Canada : Victoria Day (1819) - - - - - ( Monday )
US : Armed Forces Day - - - - - ( Saturday )

Religious Observances

Christian : St Ives
Anglican, Lutheran : Commemoration of St Dunstan, archbishop of Canterbury
Roman Catholic : Commemoration of St Peter Celestine, pope
Islam : New Year's Day (Muharram 1, 1417 AH)

Religious History

1662 England's King Charles II approved a bill requiring all ministers to assent publicly to the Anglican "Book of Common Prayer."
1740 English revivalist George Whitefield wrote in a letter: 'True faith is not merely in the head, but in the heart.'
1885 The complete Old and New Testament English Revised Version (EV or ERV) of the Bible was first published in England. After a promised 20-year wait, U.S. scholars on the ERV committee published an "Americanized" edition in 1905, known afterward as the American Standard Version (ASV) of the Bible.
1939 Death of Howard B. Grose, 88, U.S. Baptist leader and author of the hymn, "Give of Your Best to the Master." At one time president of South Dakota State University, Grose also worked with American Baptist publications and home missions.
1971 "Godspell" first opened at the Cherry Lane Theater in New York City. The musical by Stephen Schwartz is based on the New Testament Gospel of Matthew, and is still produced by secular and religious theater groups today.

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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