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Birthdates which occurred on your SELECTED date of May 31:

1469 Manuel I king of Portugal (1495-1521) during era of exploration
1472 Erardus van der Mark prince-bishop of Luik/cardinal
1557 Theodorus I (Fedor Ivanovitsj) czar of Russia (1584-98)
1656 Marin Marias composer
1664 Giulio Alberoni Spanish/Italian minister/cardinal
1674 Friedrich Erhard Niedt composer
1701 Alexander Cruden compiler of a concordance to King James Bible
1744 Richard Edgeworth writer, Bath
1753 Pierre V Vergniaud French politician/police leader
1773 Ludwig Tieck writer
1802 Cesare Pugni composer
1804 Jeanne-Louise Farrenc composer
1810 Horatio Seymour Governor (Union), died in 1886
1817 Edouard Deldevez composer
1817 Georg Herwegh writer
1818 John Albion Andrew Governor (Union), died in 1867
1819 Walt Whitman West Hills NY, poet (Leaves of Grass)
1837 Ernest Daudet French writer (White Terror)
1837 Joseph Grimaldi London, clown
1837 Stephen Dodson Ramseur Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
1837 William Henry Fitzhugh "Rooney" Lee Major General (Confederate Army)
1838 Henry Sidgwick English philosopher (Wife at University)
1857 Pius XI [Ambrogio DA Ratti] Italy, 259th Roman Catholic Pope (1922-39)
1860 Walter Richard Sickert Munich Danish/English painter (The Miner)
1861 Emily Perkins Bissell welfare worker (1st christmas seal drive, 1907)
1863 Francis E Younghusband British journalist/explorer
1864 Albert J M Bakker Dutch actor (Teun the night watch)
1866 Vladimir Ivanovich Rebikov composer
1872 Charles G Abbot US, astronomer (Constant Sun)
1872 William Heath Robinson England, illustrator/cartoonist (Don Quixote)
1875 Italo Montemezzi composer
1879 Mark Hambourg composer
1887 Gunnar Olof Björling Finnish/Swedish language poet (Vilande Dag)
1887 Saint-John Perse France, poet/diplomat (Nobel 1960)
1888 Jack Holt US, golddigger/actor (Cat People, San Francisco, Brimstone)
1889 Athene Seyler London, actress (Make Mine Mink)
1892 Gregor Strasser German pharmacist/NSDAP-Reich organization leader
1892 Konstatin G Paustovski Russian author (Bespokojnaja Joenostj)
1892 Louis Fourestier composer
1892 Willem Ravelli baritone singer
1894 Fred Allen Cambridge MA, comedian (Fred Allen Radio Show)
1897 Margalo Gillmore London, actress (Skirts Ahoy, High Society)
1898 Johan Brouwer Dutch pianist/writer/resistance fighter
1898 Norman Vincent Peale Ohio, clergyman (Power of Positive Thinking)
1899 Leonid Leonow writer
1900 Helma Wolf-Catz Dutch author (Undercurrent, Coral Reef)
1902 Billy Mayerl composer
1902 Henk Schaer [Hendricus JM Schaareman] actor/conductor
1902 Ralph Walter Wood composer
1905 Roy Peaches Davis baseball pitcher
1907 Valston Hancock British air marshal
1908 Don Ameche Kenosha WI, actor (Cocoon, Trading Places)
1909 Jan Lewando British director (Marks & Spencer)
1909 Thor Thorvaldsen Norway, yachtsman (Olympics-gold-1948, 52)
1910 Elizabeth Blackwell Hastings, 1st woman doctor of medicine
1910 Francis Avery Jones British gastro-enterologist
1911 Edward Adamson art therapist/collector
1912 Barbara Pepper New York NY, actress (Doris Ziffel-Green Acres, Rogue Tavern)
1912 Dave O'Brien Big Springs TX, actor (Kiss Me Kate, 1st Aid)
1912 Henry M "Scoop" Jackson (Senator-D-WA)
1912 Martin Schwarzschild US astronomer (evolution)
1913 Peter Gibson British Rear-Admiral
1914 Akira Ifukube composer
1915 Conrad W Mönnich theologist (Branch of olive)
1916 Bert Haanstra Holten Netherlands, director (Fanfare)
1916 John Vivyan actor (Mr Lucky, Wrong Man, Imitation of Life)
1916 Judy Campbell actress (Convoy, Bonnie Prince Charlie)
1919 Chet Gierlach music publisher/composer
1919 Emmanual Tettey Mensah musician
1920 Edward Bennett Williams lawyer/team owner (Redskins, Baltimore Orioles)
1921 Alida Valli Pola Italy, actress (Miracle of the Bells, 3rd Man)
1921 Andrew Grima British jeweller
1921 Robert Arthur Ley UK, sci-fi author (Telepath, Power of X)
1922 Denholm Elliott London England, actor (Alfie, Cuba, Doll's House, King Rat)
1922 Elisabeth arch duchess of Austria/princess of Liechtenstein
1923 Clint Rainier III Prince of Monaco (1949- )
1923 Wolfgang Lesser composer
1924 Russell Endean cricketer (28 Tests for South Africa, handled the ball 1956)
1926 Derek Birley British Vice-Chancellor (Ulster University)
1926 Probir Sen cricket wicketkeeper (India in late 40's/early 50's)
1926 Viscount Ingleby
1927 Isabel Stoate British diplomat
1927 James Eberle British Admiral/director (Royal Institute of International Affairs)
1927 Michael Sandberg British CEO (Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corp)
1928 Jacob Lateiner Havana Cuba, pianist/professor (Juiliard)
1928 Pankaj Roy cricketer (Indian opener, 413 partnership w/Vinoo Mankad)
1929 ? 1st reindeer born in the US
1929 Aladar Zoltan composer
1929 Elaine Stewart Montclair NJ, actress (Take the High Ground)
1929 Neil Shaw British CEO (Tate & Lyle)
1930 Clint Eastwood San Fransisco CA, actor (Dirty Harry)/mayor (Carmel CA)
1930 William Taylor British Chairman of Convocation (London University)
1931 John Schrieffer US physicist (Nobel 1972)
1931 Justice Turner
1931 Shirley Verrett New Orleans, mezzo-soprano (Cassandra-Les Troyens)
1931 Steve Horn (Representative-R-CA)
1932 Elizabeth Southey British CEO (National Federation of Women's Institutes)
1932 George Vallings British Vice-Admiral
1932 Ronald Hampel British CEO (ICI)
1934 Bent Peter Rasch Denmark, canoe (Olympics-gold-1952)
1934 Jim Hutton Binghamton NY, actor (Ellery Queen)
1934 Karl-Erik Welin composer
1935 Bruce Bolton cricketer (two Tests New Zealand vs England 1959)
1937 Vladislav Ivanovich Gulyayev Russia, cosmonaut
1938 John Prescott British MP
1938 Peter Yarrow New York NY, (Peter, Paul & Mary-Puff the Magic Dragon)
1939 Charles Drain singer
1939 Terry Waite Anglican Church envoy/Lebanese hostage
1940 Augie Mayer rocker (Sir Douglas Quintet)
1940 Elfi Mikesch cinematographer (Erotique, Out of America, Malina)
1941 Gil [Walter] Morgan Haddock GA, PGA golfer (1990 Kemper Open)
1941 Johnny Paycheck Greenfield OH, singer (Take This Job & Shove It)
1941 June Clark British Professor of Nursing (Middlesex University)
1941 Kenneth Cooper New York NY, harpsichordist/professor (Barnard, Brooklyn)
1942 Happy Hairston NBA star (Cincinnati, Detroit, Los Angeles)
1942 John Daniel British Vice-Chancellor (Open University)
1943 Earl of Macclesfield
1943 Joe Namath Beaver Falls PA, NFL QB (New York Jets), the $400,000 man (1969 Superbowl)
1943 Sharon Gless Los Angeles CA, actress (Chris Cagney-Cagney & Lacey)
1944 Mick Ralphs guitarist (Mott the Hoople, Bad Company)
1945 Linda Davies British Judge
1946 Debbie Moore founder/CEO (Pineapple Dance Studios)
1946 Maeve Kinkead New York NY, actress (Guiding Light)
1946 Rainer Werner Fassbinder German director (Marriage of Maria Braum)
1946 Steve Bucknor cricketer (West Indian Test umpire, FIFA referee)
1947 William H Campbell Jr rocker
1948 Duncan L Hunter (Representative-R-CA, 1981- )
1948 John "Bonzo" Bonham Birmingham England, drummer (Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven)
1948 Lynda Bellingham actress (Sweeney, Scarlet Tunic)
1948 Rhea Perlman Brooklyn NY, actress (Carla-Cheers, Zena-Taxi)
1949 Steven Kampmann Philadelphia PA, actor (Kirk-Newhart)
1950 Edward Barker cartoonist
1950 Gregory Harrison Catalina CA, actor (Trapper John, Logan's Run)
1950 Tom Berenger Chicago IL, actor (Big Chill, Someone to Watch Over Me)
1955 Ben de Lisi British fashion designer
1955 Laura Baugh Gainesville FL, LPGA golfer (1994 Youngstown Classic-9th)
1956 Bart van Poppel Dutch bassist/guitarist/singer (Tambourine)
1956 Yoshiko Sakakibara Chiba Japan, actress (Sailor Moon, Vampire Hunter)
1957 Jim Craig North Easton MA, hockey goalie (Olympics-gold-1980)
1957 Stephen Jones British milliner
1958 Angel Franco Asuncion Paraguay, golfer (1993 Nike Dominion)
1958 Gary George Hallberg Berwyn IL, PGA golfer (1983 Andy Williams)
1958 Kyle Secor Tacoma WA, actor (Tim Bayliss-Homicide)
1958 Mkhuseli Jack South African UDF-leader (consumer boycots)
1960 Chris Elliott New York NY, actor/comedian (Get a Life, David Letterman Show)
1960 Norm Johnson NFL place kicker (Seattle Seahawk, Pittsburgh Steelers)
1960 Peter Winterbottom British rugby player
1961 Harry Enfield London England, comedian (Dermot-Men Behaving Badly, Saturday Live)
1961 Lea Thompson Rochester Minnesota, actress (Back to the Future, Caroline In The City, Casual Sex, Space Camp)
1962 Corey Hart Montréal Canada, vocalist (I Wear My Sunglasses at Night)
1962 Henry Williams CFL receiver (Edmonton Eskimos)
1962 Joe Orsulak Glen Ridge NJ, outfielder (Florida Marlins)
1962 Noriko Hidaka actor (Ranma ½, Baoh, Akazukin Chacha)
1963 Wendy Smith rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good)
1964 DMC rocker
1964 Scotti Hill Manhasset NY, rock guitarist (Skid Row-Psycho Love)
1965 Annette Renee Peters [nee Hand] Reno NV, 1500/3000 runner
1965 Brooke Shields New York NY, model/actress (Blue Lagoon, Suddenly Susan)
1966 Jessica Monroe Palo Alto CA, Canadian rower (Olympics-96)
1966 Roshan Mahanama cricketer (Sri Lankan opening batsman)
1967 Kenny Lofton East Chicago IL, outfielder (Cleveland Indians)
1967 Sandrine Bonnaire Clermont France, actress (Vagabond, Police)
1968 Duane Causwell NBA center (Miami Heat, Sacramento Kings)
1969 Juliet Haslam Adelaide South Australia, field hockey midfielder (Olympics-96)
1970 Cory Mantyka CFL guard (British Columbia Lions)
1971 Brad Elberg CFL running back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1971 Lenny McGill NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
1971 Murray Hocking Victoria Australia, badminton player (Olympics-96)
1971 Sarah O'Hare model (Cosmopolitan-Jan 1994)
1971 Troy Malave Cumana Venezuela, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
1972 Bryan Walker safety (Washington Redskins)
1972 Eileen Richetelli Milford CT, diver (Olympics-96)
1973 Dominique van Roost Verviers Belgium, tennis star (1995 Futures-Great Britain)
1973 Marty Janzen Miami FL, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
1973 Tyrone Williams NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1974 Bindi Mansfield Mooerbank New South Wales Australia, diver (Olympics-96)
1974 Jim Carey Dorchester MA, NHL goalie (Washington Capitals)
1974 Steve Martin defensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
1990 Liberty Irene Kasem daughter of Casey & Jean Kasam


Deaths which occurred on May 31:

0455 Petronius Maximus senator/Emperor of Rome, lynched
1091 Hendrik van Verdun bishop of Luik (1075-91), dies
1198 Moses ben Solomon Ha-Cohen rabbi of Mainz, dies
1504 Engelbert II earl of Nassau-Dillenburg-Dietz, dies
1551 Aristotele "Basiano" da Sangallo Italian set designer, dies
1567 Péreguin de la Grange French minister/martyr of Reform, dies
1594 Tintoretto Italian Mannerist painter, dies at 75
1620 Willem Louis earl of Nassau-Dillenburg, dies at 59
1665 Pieter J Saenredam Dutch architectural painter, dies at 67
1696 Heinrich Schwemmer composer, dies at 75
1740 Frederick-William I king of Prussia (1713-1740), dies at 51
1806 Michaël FB baron von Melas Austrian general, dies at 77
1809 Ferdinand von Schill Prussian officer/rebel, dies in battle at 33
1809 Franz Josef Haydn Austrian composer (Jahreszeiten), dies in Wien (Vienna) Austria at 77
1832 Évariste Galois French revolutionary/mathematician, dies at 20
1837 Joseph Grimaldi greatest clown (king of pantomime), dies at 57
1849 Léonard du Bus de Gisignies Governor-General of Netherlands-Indies, dies at 69
1854 Vatroslav Lisinski composer, dies at 34
1862 Robert Hatton Confederate Brigadier-General, dies in battle at about 34
1900 James Loudon Governor-General of Netherlands-Indies (1871-75), dies at 75
1900 John Power Irish baronet/whiskey manufacturer, dies in battle
1906 Hermann Schell German theologist (Gott und Geist), dies at 56
1906 King Alfonso XIII assassinated in Madrid
1906 Victoria von Battenberg assassinated in Madrid
1908 C L "Boy" Johnson cricketer (Test for South Africa 1895-96), dies
1910 Elizabeth Blackwell 1st woman physician, dies at 89
1916 Horace Hood British spy (Battle of Jutland), dies in battle
1928 Ludwig Enneccerus German leader, dies at 85
1928 Manuel de Oliveira Lima Brazilian historian, dies at 60
1942 Reinhard Heydrich German protector of Bohemia & Moravia, assassinated
1947 Adrienne Ames actress (Black Sheep, 24 Hours), dies at 39
1947 Henri G Casadesus Fr altviolist/composer (viola d'amour), dies at 66
1948 Jose Vianna da Motta composer, dies at 80
1952 Walter Schellenberg German lawyer/headed spy (Venlo), dies
1955 "Wild Bill" Vukovich killed in the Indianapolis 500
1955 Raoul Gunsbourg composer, dies at 95
1960 Willem Elsschot [Alfons de Ridder] Flemish writer (Kas), dies at 78
1961 ? Trujillo Dominican Republic President, assassinated at 69
1962 Adolf Eichmann war criminal, hanged for crimes against Jews in WWII at Ramie Prison in Israel at 56
1962 Eduardo Toldra composer, dies at 67
1963 Carel C van Essen archaeologist (Art of Ancient Rome), dies at 63
1971 Dainty Ironmonger cricketer (74 wickets in 14 Tests after age 46), dies
1971 Massimo Campigli Italian painter/illustrator, dies at 75
1971 Reinhold Niebuhr US theologist, dies at 78
1973 Albert Egges van Giffen Dutch archaeologist, dies at 89
1974 Adelle Davis US nutrionalist (Let's stay healthy), dies at 70
1976 Jacques Monod French biochemist, dies
1976 Martha Mitchell wife of former Attorney General John Mitchell, dies in New York at 57
1979 Nigel Howard cricketer (England captain 1951-52 tour of India), dies
1982 Jack Dempsey former heavyweight boxing champion/actor, dies at 86
1987 Dorothy Patrick actress (Torch Song, New Orleans, High Wall), dies
1989 C L R James cricket writer (distinguished Trinidadian), dies
1989 Dr Charles A Hufnagel artificial heart valve pioneer, dies at 72
1989 Terry Drinkwater CBS news correspondent, dies at 53 of cancer
1991 Angus Wilson [Johnstone-W] British writer (Wrong Set), dies
1991 H N "Swanie" Swanson literary agent, dies at 91 from a stroke
1992 Lutz Stavenhagen top aid to Chancellor Helmut Kohl, dies at 52
1993 John Granger actor (Advise & Consent), dies at 69
1994 Doug Freeman cricketer (2 Tests of leg-spin for New Zealand 1933), dies
1994 Emmanuel "Manny" Klein trumpeter, dies at 86
1994 Herva Nelli soprano, dies at 85
1994 Sidney Gilliat British screenwriter/director, dies at 86
1995 Tim Mara owner (New York Giants), dies at 59
1996 Colin Morris playwright/documentary filmmaker, dies at 80
1996 Elsbeary Hobbs singer, dies at 59
1996 Neela Sanjiva Reddy President of India (1977-82), dies
1996 Paul Peter Piech artist, dies at 76
1996 Peter Gordon Dorrell archaeologist/photographer, dies at 68
1996 Timothy Francis Leary Harvard professor/LSD guru, dues of cancer at 75
1997 Rosie Will Monroe WWII icon (Rosie the riveter), dies at 76

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 1965    PEEL             ROBERT D.         MEMPHIS               TN     "02/12/73 RELEASED BY DRV        (BROADLANDS, IL)"      ALIVE AND WELL 98
1966 ALBERTSON BOBBY J. ANAHEIM CA ALL CREW DEAD SP ALBERTON-WALL
1966 CASE THOMAS F. THOMSON GA ALL CREW DEAD REMAINS RETURNED 04/11/86
1966 EDMONDSON WILLIAM R. CASSVILLE MO ALL CREW DEAD
1966 HARWORTH ELROY E. ELIZABETH MN ALL CREW DEAD REMAINS RETURNED 04/10/86
1966 HERROLD NED R. NEW BRUNSWICK NJ
1966 MC DONALD EMMETT R. BELLEVUE WA ALL CREW DEAD
1966 RAGLAND DAYTON W. KANSAS CITY MO
1966 SHINGLEDECKER ARMON D. LIMA OH ALL CREW DEAD REMAINS RETURNED 1986 REMAINS IDENTIFIED 04/30/98
1966 STEEN MARTIN W. GRAND FORKS ND GOOD CHUTE HARNESS EMPTY
1966 STICKNEY PHILLIP J. MANCHESTER NH ALL CREW DEAD
1966 ZOOK HAROLD J. NEW HOLLAND PA ALL CREW DEAD - REMAINS RETURNED 04/10/86
1967 CHAUNCEY ARVIN R. GLENDALE CA 03/04/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE AND WELL 98
1967 FITZGERALD JOSEPH E. NORTHBRIDGE MA REMAINS RETURNED 02/97
1967 JAKOVAC JOHN A. DETRIOT MI REMAINS RETURNED 02/97
1967 MC GAR BRIAN K. CERES CA REMAINS RETURNED 02/97
1968 BERESIK EUGENE PAUL WEBSTER MA
1968 GATEWOOD CHARLES HUE CHICAGO IL
1968 LEONARD EDWARD W. WINLOCK WA 03/28/73 RELEASED BY PL ALIVE IN 98
1970 COLNE ROGER FRANCE NOT ON OFFICIAL DIA LIST.
1970 HANGEN WELLES PROBABLY EXECUTED AFTER CAPTURE REMAINS RETURNED 01/93
1970 SAKAI KOJIRO JAPAN NOT ON OFFICIAL LISTS
1970 WAKU YOSHIHIKO JAPAN NOT ON OFFICIAL LISTS
1971 BRUNSON JACK W. SINCLAIRVILLE NY
1971 MUSIL CLINTON A. SR. MINNEAPOLIS MN

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On this day...

0070 Rome captures 1st wall of the city of Jerusalem
1417 Jacoba van Bavarian becomes countess of Holland/Zealand/Henegouwen
1495 Emperor Maximilian, Pope Alexander VI, Milan, King Ferdinand, Isabella & Venice sign anti-French Saint League
1531 "Women's Revolt" in Amsterdam: wool house in churchyard aborted
1564 Battle on Gotland: Lübeck & Denmark beat Sweden
1621 Sir Francis Bacon thrown into Tower of London for 1 night
1634 US colony Massachusetts Bay annexes Maine colony
1659 Netherlands, England & France sign Treaty of The Hague
1665 Jerusalem's rabbi Sjabtai Tswi proclaims himself Messiah
1678 Lady Godiva rides naked through Coventry in a protest of taxes
1696 John Salomonsz elected chief of Saint-Eustatius
1727 France, England & Netherlands sign accord of Paris
1744 French troops conquer Kortrijk
1790 US copyright law enacted
1821 Cathedral of Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary, 1st US Catholic cathedral, is dedicated in Baltimore
1836 HMS Beagle anchors in Simons Bay, Cape of Good Hope
1837 Astor Hotel (most elaborate in US) opens in NYC, it later becomes the Waldorf-Astoria
1847 Rotterdam-Hague Railway opens
1849 Last edition of Orange sheet "Journal de La Haye"
1853 Elisha Kane's Arctic expedition leaves New York aboard the Advance
1859 Philadelphia A's organize to play "town ball" became baseball 20 years later
1861 General Beauregard is given command of Confederate Alexandria Line
1861 Mint at New Orleans closes
1862 Battle of Seven Pines VA (Fair Oaks); North defeats South
1864 Raid at Morgan's Kentucky
1868 1st Memorial Day parade held in Ironton OH
1868 Dr James Moore (UK) wins 1st recorded bicycle race, (2k) velocipede race at Parc fde St Cloud, Paris
1870 Congress passes 1st Enforcement Act (rights of blacks)
1870 E J DeSemdt patents asphalt pavement
1878 German battleship Grosser Kurfürst sinks, 284 killed
1878 US Congress accept decrease in dollar circulation
1879 1st electric railway opens at Berlin Trades Exposition
1879 Madison Square Garden opens its doors
1880 League of American Wheelmen (1st US bicycle association), forms in Newport RI
1883 French fleet under Pierre begins siege of Tamatave, Madagascar
1884 Dr John Harvey Kellogg patents "flaked cereal"
1889 Johnstown Flood; 2,209 die in Pennsylvania
1891 Work on trans-Siberian railway begins
1899 Bronx acquires Keltch Memorial Park
1899 Conference of Bloemfontein fails
1900 British troops under Lord Roberts occupy Johannesburg
1900 Piet de Law captures Lieutenant-Colonel Spragges Irish Yeomanry
1900 Tom Hayward scores 1,000th cricket run of season (sets record 1074)
1900 US troops arrive in Peking, help put down Boxer Rebellion
1902 Australia Cricket all out 36 vs England, Edgbaston, their lowest ever
1902 Boer War Ends; Treaty of Vereeniging signed, Britain annexes Transvaal
1905 Emperor Wilhelm II lands in Tanger
1906 Attack on King Alfonso XIII & Victoria von Battenberg in Madrid
1907 Taxis 1st began running in NYC
1908 Miss Pottelsberghe de la Pottery is 1st airplane passenger (Belgium)
1909 1st NAACP conference (United Charities Building, NYC)
1910 Cape of Good Hope becomes part of the Union of South Africa
1910 Glenn Curtiss flies from Albany to NYC
1912 US marines land on Cuba
1913 17th amendment (direct election of senators) declared ratified
1913 Alexis Ahlgren runs world record maraton (2:36:06.6)
1914 Chicago White Sox Joe Benz no-hits Cleveland Indians, 6-1
1915 An LZ-38 Zeppelin makes an air raid on London
1916 Battle of Skagerrak: British-German sea battle at Jutland (10,000 dead)
1916 British battle cruiser Invincible explodes, killing all but 6
1916 During WWI British & German fleets fight Battle of Jutland
1917 1st jazz record released (Dark Town Strutters Ball)
1919 1st wedding held in an aircraft (over Houston TX)
1919 NC-4 aircraft commanded by AC Read completes 1st crossing of Atlantic
1921 Suffy McInnis (1st base) begins an errorless string of 1,700 chances
1923 China & USSR exchange diplomats
1926 Portuguese President Bernardino Machedo resigns after coup
1926 Sesquicentennial Exposition opens in Philadelphia
1927 Detroit Tiger 1st baseman Johnny Neun makes an unassisted triple play
1927 Ford Motor Company produces last "Tin Lizzie" (begins Model A)
1928 1st aerial cross of the Pacific takes off from Oakland
1928 Charlie Hallows scores his 1,000th run of Cricket season
1929 Atlantic City Convention Center opens
1930 Bradman gets his 1,000th run of the English Cricket season
1930 Building begins on Albert Canal in Belgium
1930 Comet 73P/1930 (Schwassmann-Wachmann 3) approaches 0.0617 astronomical units (AUs) of Earth
1935 Quake kills 50,000 in Quetta Pakistan
1937 1st quadruplets to finish college (Baylor University)
1937 Brooklyn Dodgers snap New York Giant Carl Hubbell's 24-game winning streak
1937 German battleships bomb Almeria Spain
1938 Bill Edrich scores his 1,000th run of cricket season, all at Lord's
1940 General-Major Bernard Montgomery leaves Dünkirchen
1940 Prime Minister Winston Churchill flies to Paris
1941 1st issue of "Parade" goes on sale
1941 32.0 cm rain falls on Burlington KS (state record)
1941 41 U boats sunk this month (325,000 ton)
1941 British troops vacate Kreta
1941 German occupiers forbids Jews access to beach & swimming pools
1942 25th PGA Championship: Sam Snead at Seaview CC Atlantic City NJ
1942 Luftwaffe bombs Canterbury
1943 "Archie" comic strip 1st broadcast on radio
1943 Cardinals Mort Cooper pitches 1st of back-to-back one-hitters
1944 Allied breakthrough in Italy
1947 79th Belmont Stakes: Ruperto Donoso aboard Phalanx wins in 2:29.6
1947 Communists grab power in Hungary
1947 Eastern DC-4 crashes between Port Deposit & Perryville MD, kills 53
1947 Italian Government of Gasperi forms
1948 Tommy Lasorda strikes out 25 Amsterdam Rugmakers (in 15 innings)
1949 31st PGA Championship: Sam Snead at Hermitage CC Richmond VA
1949 Charley Lupica begins stay on 4-foot-square platform platform atop a 60' pole, vowing to stay until Indians clinch pennant. (They don't, and he comes down 117 days later)
1950 Due to rain, Indianapolis 500 shortened to 345 miles, Johnny Parson wins
1950 Laker takes 14-12-2-8 in Test Cricket trial
1951 Netherlands & South Africa sign cultural accord
1953 Lebanese President Camille Shamun disbands government
1953 WSUN TV channel 38 in St Petersburg-Tampa FL (IND) 1st broadcast
1955 Construction begins on Soviet cosmodrome launch facilities
1955 Great Britain proclaims emergency crisis due to railroad strike
1955 Supreme Court orders school integration "with all deliberate speed"
1956 Mickey Mantle homerun just misses clearing Yankee Stadium's roof
1957 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)
1958 Dick Dale invents "surf music" with "Let's Go Trippin"
1958 US performs nuclear test at Bikini Island (atmospheric tests)
1959 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Cavalier Golf Open
1961 Benfica wins 6th Europe Cup 1 at Bern
1961 Chuck Berry's amusement park, Berryland in St Louis, opens
1961 Dominican Republic President Trujillo assassinated
1961 JFK visits Charles de Gaulle in Paris
1961 Judge Irving Kaufman orders Board of Education of New Rochelle, to integrate
1961 Union of South Africa becomes a republic, leaving the Commonwealth
1962 "Tell It To Groucho" last airs on CBS-TV
1964 Charles Schmid kills first Pied Piper victim
1964 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
1964 San Fransisco Giants beat New York Mets, 8-6, in 23 innings (2nd game) (7 hours 32 minutes)
1965 Jim Clark becomes 1st foreigner in 49 years to win Indianapolis 500
1967 Bayern München wins 7th Europe Cup II at Neurenberg
1969 "Dear World" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 132 performances
1969 "Gitarzan" by Ray Stevens peaks at #8
1969 John Lennon & Yoko Ono record "Give Peace a Chance"
1969 Stevie Wonder releases "My Cherie Amour"
1970 At 03:23 PM, Yungay Peru levelled by 7.75 earthquake (50-70,000 die)
1970 KDUB TV channel 40 in Dubuque IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1970 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA O'Sullivan Ladies' Golf Open
1971 WDXR (now WKPD) TV channel 29 in Paducah KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1972 Ajax wins Europe Cup 1 in Rotterdam
1973 Glenn Turner scores his 1,000th cricket run of English season
1974 Israel & Syria sign an agreement concerning Golan Heights
1974 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1975 "Goodtime Charley" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 104 performances
1975 Fred Newman makes 12,874 baskets in a one-day exhibition
1976 Loudest PA (76 KW) for Who's Quadrophenia in London
1977 "Beatlemania" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 920 performances
1977 Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani becomes heir apparent to throne of Qatar
1977 Trans Alaska oil pipeline completed
1979 "I Remember Mama" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 108 performances
1979 Radio City Music Hall (NYC) reopens
1979 Zimbabwe proclaims independence
1980 "Love Stinks" by J Geils Band peaks at #38
1980 Police & youthful rebels battle in Zurich
1981 Cathy Reynolds wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship
1982 "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" opens at Eugene O'Neill NYC for 63 performances
1983 37th NBA Championship: Philadelphia 76ers sweep Los Angeles Lakers in 4 games
1984 57th National Spelling Bee: Daniel Greenblatt wins spelling luge
1984 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1984 Viv Richards hits 189 (170 balls) vs England, ODI cricket record
1985 41 Tornados in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York & Canada kill 88 & injure more than 1,000
1985 Guatemala adopts constitution
1985 New Orleans Saints are sold for $70,204,000
1987 Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1987 Saul Ballesteros drives 3 golf balls off Mount McKinley, Alaska
1987 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 3
1989 "Rambling with Gambling" 20,000th radio program on WOR-AM (NYC)
1989 1st International Rock Awards
1989 Speaker of the House Jim Wright resigns
1990 63rd National Spelling Bee: Amy Marie Dimak wins spelling fibranne
1990 BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Dana Miller-Mackie
1990 NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 3rd victim, Joseph Ponce
1990 Seinfeld starring Jerry Seinfeld, debuts on NBC as Seinfeld Chronicles
1991 Oldest bride - Minnie Munro, 102, weds Dudley Reid, 83, in Australia
1991 Sides in Angola sign a treaty ending 16 year civil war
1992 46th Tony Awards: Dancing at Lughnasa & Crazy For You win
1992 5th Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $1,060,000
1992 Barb Mucha wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic
1993 President Dobrica Cosic of little Yugoslavia flees
1994 Padres score 13 in 2nd vs Pirates
1996 Mark Van Thillo & Abigail Alling, former biospherian win $100,000 lawsuit against Biospheric Development for Space Biospheres Ventures
1997 "Once Upon a Mattress" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 187 performances
1997 Donovan Bailey beats Michael Johnson in 150 meter race





Holidays

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

Botswana : President's Day
Brunei : Royal Brunei Malay Regiment
Namibia, South Africa : Union Day (1910), Republic Day (1961)
Zimbabwe : Independence Day (1979)
US : Memorial Day/Decoration Day, a legal holiday (1868] - - - - - ( Monday )
Virginia : Confederate Memorial Day (1868) - - - - - ( Monday )

Religious Observances

Lutheran, Anglican, Roman Catholic : Feast of the Visitation [Queenship] of Mary
Roman Catholic : Commemoration of St Aurelia Petronilla, virgin
old Roman Catholic : Feast of St Angela Merici, virgin

Religious History

1578 Italian archaeologist Antonio Bosio became the first man in modern times to rediscover the Christian catacombs in Rome. Researchers (e.g., Giovanni B. de Rossi) who followed him dubbed Bosio "the Columbus of the Catacombs."
1638 Colonial clergyman Thomas Hooker, 51, first arrived at the site of New Haven, CT, having migrated there with his church members who repudiated the autocratic rule of Puritanism in Boston. Hooker (the founder of Connecticut) believed Boston had become corrupt, and that church authority should rest in the people's consent.
1769 Anglican clergyman and hymnwriter John Newton wrote in a letter: 'He fulfills His promise in making our strength equal to our day; and every new trial gives us new proof how happy it is to be enabled to put our trust in Him.'
1821 The first Catholic cathedral in the U.S. ÀÀ the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Mary was dedicated in Baltimore.
1942 German warplanes bombed Canterbury, England, causing severe damage to the Canterbury Cathedral (seat of Anglicanism), in retaliation for Britain's assault on Cologne, Germany.

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 :

" To criticize the incompetent is easy; it is more difficult, to criticize the competent. "

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