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Dá-me a tua mão – José Gomes Ferreira Junho 9, 2005

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Dá-me a tua mão

Deixa que a minha solidão
prolongue mais a tua
– para aqui os dois de mãos dadas
nas noites estreladas,
a ver os fantasmas a dançar na lua.
Dá-me a tua mão, companheira,
até o Abismo da Ternura Derradeira.

José Gomes Ferreira

 

José Gomes Ferreira nasceu há 105 anos

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(Na morte de Manuela Porto)

Devia morrer-se de outra maneira.
Transformarmo-nos em fumo, por exemplo.
Ou em nuvens.
Quando nos sentíssemos cansados, fartos do mesmo sol a fingir
de novo todas as manhãs, convocaríamos os amigos mais íntimos
com um cartão de convite para o ritual do Grande Desfazer:
«Fulano de tal comunica ao mundo que vai transformar-se em
nuvem hoje às 9 horas. Traje de passeio.»
E então, solenemente, com passos de reter tempo, fatos escuros,
olhos de lua de cerimónia, viríamos todos assistir à despedida.
Apertos de mãos quentes. Ternura de calafrio. «Adeus! Adeus!»
E, pouco a pouco, devagarinho, sem sofrimento, numa lassidão
de arrancar raízes… (primeiro, os olhos… em seguida, os lábios…
depois os cabelos… ) a carne, em vez de apodrecer, começaria a
transfigurar-se em fumo… tão leve… tão subtil… tão pólen…
como aquela nuvem além (vêem?) — nesta tarde de outono
ainda tocada por um vento de lábios azuis…

José Gomes Ferreira (n. no Porto a 9 Jun 1900, m. 8 Fev 1985)

in Poesia III, 3ª edição, Portugália Editora, Lisboa, Setembro de 1968

 

José Gomes Ferreira nasceu há 105 anos

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Devia morrer-se de outra maneira

Devia morrer-se de outra maneira.
Transformarmo-nos em fumo, por exemplo.
Ou em nuvens.
Quando nos sentíssemos cansados, fartos do mesmo sol
a fingir de novo todas as manhãs, convocaríamos
os amigos mais íntimos com um cartão de convite
para o ritual do Grande Desfazer: “Fulano de tal comunica
a V. Exa. que vai transformar-se em nuvem hoje
às 9 horas. Traje de passeio”.
E então, solenemente, com passos de reter tempo, fatos
escuros, olhos de lua de cerimónia, viríamos todos assistir
a despedida.
Apertos de mãos quentes. Ternura de calafrio.
“Adeus! Adeus!”
E, pouco a pouco, devagarinho, sem sofrimento,
numa lassidão de arrancar raízes…
(primeiro, os olhos… em seguida, os lábios… depois os cabelos… )
a carne, em vez de apodrecer, começaria a transfigurar-se
em fumo… tão leve… tão sutil… tão pólen…
como aquela nuvem além (vêem?) — nesta tarde de outono
ainda tocada por um vento de lábios azuis…

José Gomes Ferreira

 

Cala-te … – José Gomes Ferreira

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Cala-te, voz que duvida
e me adormece
a dizer-me que a vida
nunca vale o sonho que se esquece.

Cala-te, voz que assevera
e insinua
que a primavera
a pintar-se de lua
nos telhados,
só é bela
quando se inventa
de olhos fechados
nas noites de chuva e de tormenta.

Cala-te, sedução
desta voz que me diz
que as flores são imaginação
sem raiz.

Cala-te, voz maldita
que me grita
que o sol, a luz e o vento
são apenas o meu pensamento
enlouquecido….

(E sem a minha sombra
o chão tem lá sentido!)

Mas canta tu, voz desesperada
que me excede.
E ilumina o Nada
Com a minha sede.

José Gomes Ferreira (n. 09 Jun 1900; m. 1985)

 

Bucólica – Miguel Torga

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A vida é feita de nadas
De grandes serras paradas
À espera de movimento;
De searas onduladas
Pelo vento;

De casas de moradia
Caídas e com sinais
De ninhos que outrora havia
Nos beirais;

De poeira;
De sombra de uma figueira;
De ver esta maravilha:
Meu pai erguer uma videira
Como uma mãe que faz a trança à filha.

S. Martinho de Anta, 30 de Abril de 1937
Miguel Torga

 

Donald Duck – Pato Donald

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One of the most popular of the Disney cartoon characters, Donald Duck made his debut in the Silly Symphony cartoon “The Wise Little Hen” (Directed by Wilfred Jackson ) on June 9, 1934. His fiery temper endeared him to audiences, and in the 1940s he surpassed Mickey Mouse in the number of cartoons reaching the theaters.

So … today is his birthday. Donald lives in Duckburg with his three nephews; Huey, Dewey and Louie. He is the son of Uncle $crooge’s older sister Hortense and her husband, Quackmore, but he and his twin sister, Della, were raised by Grandma Duck. He has a cousin, Gladstone, a pet St. Bernard named Bolivar and a long-term girlfriend, Daisy. Happy Birthday, Donald!

 

A promessa de LFV – 4 ou 5 jogadores de grande qualidade

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“Vamos manter a estrutura principal da equipa. Vamos contratar quatro a cinco reforços de grande qualidade. Vamos ter um novo treinador de créditos firmados e agora já toda a gente sabe quem é”. Pois é. Mais importante que anunciar o treinador que, desde a véspera já toda a gente sabia quem era, o realce fica para a promessa de quatro ou cinco jogadores de grande qualidade. Quando é que eu já ouvi isto? Em Novembro e Dezembro de ano passado … e depois …. foi o que se viu. Esperemos (outra vez) … para ver. Será que Beto (ex Beira-Mar) já conta?
 

Argentina com 1ª. parte de luxo vence o Brasil

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Argentina 3-1 Brasil

Argentina: Roberto Abbondanzieri, Gabriel Heinze, Roberto Ayala, Javier Mascherano, Coloccini, Pablo Sorin, Killy González, Riquelme, Lucho González, Hernan Crespo e Javier Saviola.
Técnico: Jose Pekerman.

Brasil: Dida , Cafu, Juan, Roque Júnior e Roberto Carlos; Emerson, Zé Roberto, Cácá e Robinho, Ronaldinho e Adriano.
Técnico : Carlos Alberto Parreira

A Argentina teve um começo fulgurante e aos 3′ uma excelente desmarcação de Crespo é premiada com uma assistencia de Lucho para, perante a ausencia de centrais, facturar o 1º. golo.

A dinâmica azul celeste era impressionante e Cafu teve de ver amarelo para cortar uma fugida pela direita perigosa. Finalmente aos 11′ o Brasil tem uma boa jogada de contra-ataque cortada em falta por Ayala sobre Adriano que merecia amarelo (rosado) que o árbitro não exibiu.
A técnica na velocidade era dos argentinos que chegaram ao 2-0 com naturalidade, mais um passe de Lucho para a recepção de Riquelme fora da área a rodar e a disparar sem defesa para Dida. Um grande golo de Riquelme aos 18′.

A partir dos 20′ a Argentina pressentindo uma reacção dos brasileiros postou-se mais no seu meio-campo mas o Brasil não parecia com disposição para mudar a feição do jogo. Na marcação de um pontapé de canto curto para Saviola este aparece a centrar para o 1º. poste onde surge Herman Crespo de cabeça, após ter fugido à vigilancia de Roque Júnior, a fazer o 3-0 que só escandaliza a quem não assistiu ao jogo.

Na segunda parte o jogo perdeu fulgor. A Argentina passou a gerir o resultado e o Brasil passou com mais iniciativa mas sem a velocidade da 1ª. parte da Argentina. Aos 56′ o Brasil teve a sua 1ª. grande oportunidade mas o remate tardio de Ronaldinho encontrou um defesa argentino. Aos 69′ já com Renato em vez de Robinho em campo o Brasil esteve de novo perto do golo com o remate de Cafu a ser desviado por Sorin e a bola a sair um pouco ao lado. Até que um livre de Roberto Carlos do meio da rua com o pé esquerdo – uma autentica bomba- só parou no fundo da baliza. Então já a Argentina substituira Lucho Gonzalés para a entrada de Zanetti. O jogo foi-se arrastando com o Brasil mais perto do 3-2, para terminar com o triunfo justo e qualificação garantida da Argentina para o Mundial da Alemanha onde Portugal (num dos grupos europeus) também tem presença praticamente garantida. O Brasil apesar de derrotado tem igualmente a qualificação ao seu alcance, uma vez que são apuradas directamente 4 equipas.
 

On this day in History – Jun 09

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0068 – Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, (b. 0037) imploring his secretary Epaphroditus to slit his throat to evade a Senate-imposed death by flogging.
0373 – Ephrem the Syrian, dies. Christian hymnodist.
0597 – St. Columba, dies (b. 0521). Christian missionary, patron saint of Ireland.
0630 – King Shahrbaraz of Persia dies.
1064 – Coimbra, Portugal fell to Ferdinand, the King of Castile.
1386 – Ratificação do Tratado de Windsor, entre D. João I de Portugal e Ricardo II de Inglaterra.
1534 – Jacques Cartier is the first European to discover the St. Lawrence River.
1572 – Jeanne d’Albret, dies (b. 1528). Queen of Navarre .
1597 – Pieter Janszoon Saenredam, was born in Assendelft (d. 1665). Dutch Baroque painter, son of the engraver Jan Pieterszoon Saenredam [1565-1607].
1597 – Padre José de Anchieta, Spanish Jesuit, missionary, dies.
1640 – Leopold I was born. Emperor of Holy Roman Empire.
1672 – Peter the Great (Peter Alekseyevich) Peter I: Russian Czar [1682-1721], Emperor of Russia [1721-1725]; died Feb 8, 1725; note: these dates are based on the Gregorian calendar — (was born May 30 for Julian calendar dates).
1686 – Andrei Osterman, was born (d. 1747). Russian statesman.
1708 – Casamento de D. João V e D. Maria Ana de Áustria
1732 – James Oglethorpe is granted a royal charter for the colony of Georgia.
1746 – Fernando VI e D. Maria Bárbara, filha D. João V, ascendem ao trono de Espanha.
1768 – Samuel Slater, was born (d. 1835). US industrialist.
1772 – British vessel Gaspee is burned off of Rhode Island.
1790 – Philadelphia Spelling Book by John Barry becomes the first book to be copyrighted in the United States.
1802 – US Academy at West Point was founded.
1810 – Otto Nicolai, was born (d. 1849). Composer.
1812 – Johann Gottfried Galle, was born (d. 1910). German astronomer.
1815 – End of the Congress of Vienna: new European political situation is set.
1822 – Peter Henderson was born (d. 17 Jan 1890). Scottish-American scientist, known as the “Father of American Horticulture.”
1843 – Bertha von Suttner, was born (d. 1914). Novelist, pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Peace 1905.
1845 – Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto was born (d. 1914)
1849 – Michael Peter Ancher, was born (d. 1927). Danish painter (d. 1927)
1851 – Charles Joseph Bonaparte, was born d. 1921). Politician.
1856 – 500 Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City, Utah carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts.
1860 – Malaeska: The Indian Wife of the White Hunter becomes the first dime novel to be published.
1863 – American Civil War: Battle of Brandy Station, Virginia.
1865 – Albéric Magnard, was born (d. 1914). Composer.
1865 – Carl Nielsen, Danish composer, was born.
1870 – Charles Dickens, dies (b. 1812). English author.
1875 – Sir Henry Hallett Dale, was born (d. 23 Jul 1968). English physiologist who in 1914 isolated the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from ergot fungi. In 1936 he shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (with the German pharmacologist Otto Loewi) for discoveries in the chemical transmission of nerve impulses.
1882 – Bobby Kerr, was born (d. 1963). Canadian sprinter.
1882 – Angus Walters, was born (d. 1968). Schooner captain.
1891 – Cole Porter, was born (d. 1964). Composer and lyricist.(Anything Goes, Kiss Me Kate, Anything Goes, Kiss Me Kate, Can Can, Silk Stockings; songwriter: I’m in Love Again, Let’s Do It, You Do Something to Me, It’s De-Lovely, Night and Day, Don’t Fence Me In, What is This Thing Called Love, Love for Sale, I Get a Kick Out of You, Just One of Those Things, Begin the Beguine, I Love Paris, In the Still of the Night, True Love) Note: other several fonts date 1893.
1892 – William Stairs, dies (b. 1863). Explorer.
1897 – Japan protests United States’ takeover of Hawaii
1898 – China leases Hong Kong to Britain for 99 years
1900 – Fred Waring, was born († 1984). Bandleader, inventor.
1900 – Nasce no Porto, José Gomes Ferreira . Escritor português († 1985).
1901 – Hajj Muhammad bin Abdullah Hassan, known to the British as the Mad Mullah, is defeated by British forces under the command of Colonel Swane.
1901 – Edward Moran, dies (b. 19 Aug 1829). US painter.
1905 – Albert Einstein published his analysis of Planck’s quantum theory and its application to light. His article appeared in Annalen der Physik. Though no experimental work was involved, it was for these insights that Einstein earned his Nobel Prize.
1911 – Nascimento de Paulo Gracindo. Actor brasileiro.
1915 – U.S. Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan resigns over a disagreement regarding his nation’s handling of the RMS Lusitania sinking.
1916 – Robert McNamara, was born. United States Secretary of Defense, former president of the World Bank
1916 – Les Paul, was born. Guitarist.
1921 – Agnes Keleti Hungary, was born. Gymnist (Olympic-gold-1952, 56)
1922 – John Gillespie Magee, Jr., was born († 1941). American poet and aviator.
1923 – Bulgaria‘s military takes over the government in a coup.
1930 – Chicago Tribune reporter Jake Lingle is killed at the Illinois Central train station during rush hour by the Leo Vincent Brothers, allegedly over a 100,000 USD gambling debt owed to Al Capone.
1931 – Jackie Mason, was born. Comedian.
1931 – The rocket-fueled aircraft design is patented by Robet Goddard.
1932 – Émile Friant, dies (b. 1863). French realist painter. (Les canotiers de la Meurthe La Toussaint ).
1934 – Donald Duck debuts in The Wise Little Hen. Walt Disney cria um novo personagem: o Pato Donald.
1935 – Ho-Umezu Agreement: China, under KMT administration, recognized Japanese occupations in Northeast China.
1937 – Harald Rosenthal, was born. Biologist
1939 – Ileana Cotrubas, was born. Romanian soprano
1939 – Dick Vitale, was born. Sportscaster
1944 – World War II: The Soviet Union invades East Karelia and the previously Finnish part of Karelia, since 1941 occupied by Finland.
1945 – Nascimento de Luis Ocaña. Ciclista espanhol.
1946 – Ananda Mahidol, dies (b. 1925). Rama VIII, king of Thailand.
1949 – Morte da soprano austríaca Maria Cebotari
1951 – Bonnie Tyler [Gaynor Hopkins], was born. Rocker (Total Eclipse of the Heart)
1953 – Flint-Worcester Tornadoes: A tornado spawned from the same storm system as the Flint tornado hits in Worcester, Massachusetts killing 94.
1954 – McCarthyism: Joseph Welch, special counsel for the United States Army, lashes out at Senator Joseph McCarthy during hearings on whether Communism has infiltrated the Army.
1956 – Patricia Cornwell, was born. Author.
1956 – A heavy earthquake struck Afghanistan and 400 were killed.
1957 – First ascent of Broad Peak (12th highest mountain).
1958 – Robert Donat, dies (b. 1905). Actor.
1959 – Adolf Otto Reinhold Windaus, dies (b. 25 Dec 1876). German organic chemist, who was awarded the 1928 Nobel Prize for Chemistry ” for the services rendered through his research into the constitution of the sterols and their connection with the vitamins”, the first Nobel prize for work in human nutrition.
1959 – The USS George Washington is launched as the first submarine to carry ballistic missiles.
1959 -Nasce em Porto Alegre – RS Jorge Furtado. Realizador de cinema brasileiro.
1961 – Michael J. Fox, was born. Actor
1961 – Aaron Sorkin, was born. Director, producer, writer
1963 – Johnny Depp, was born. Actor (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Arizona Dreams, Nick of Time, Dead Man, Ed Wood, Donnie Brasco, Don Juan DeMarco, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, Edward Scissorhands, Platoon, A Nightmare on Elm Street, 21 Jump Street, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas)
1964 – Gloria Reuben, was born. Actress
1964 – Max Aitken, dies (b. 1879). Lord Beaverbrook, Canadian-born business tycoon and politician.
1970 – Bob Dylan received an honorary Doctorate in Music from Princeton University.
1970 – Morte de Rafael Angel Calderón Guardia. Presidente da Costa Rica (1940-1944)
1972 –Rudolf Belling, dies (b. 26 Aug 1886). German sculptor. “Guilty” of Entartete Kunst, he had to flee Nazi Germany.
1973 – Tedy Bruschi, was born. American football player
1973 – Secretariat wins the Triple Crown.
1974 – Miguel Ángel Asturias, dies (b. 1899). Guatemalan writer.
1974 – Sai de circulação após 73 anos no Rio de Janeiro o jornal Correio da Manhã.
1975 – Andrew Symonds, was born. Cricketer
1977 – Peja Stojaković, was born. Serbian NBA star
1978 – Miroslav Klose, was born. Football player, National Team of Germany
1978 – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opens the priesthood to “all worthy men,”ending a 148-year-old policy excluding black men.
1980 – Comedian Richard Pryor attempts to commit suicide by dousing himself with rum and setting it ablaze during a cocaine binge.
1981 – Natalie Portman, was born. Actress ( Mars Attacks!, The Prince of Egypt, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace) .
1983 – Mário Soares assume o cargo de primeiro-ministro de Portugal.
1984 – Cyndi Lauper’s 1st #1 “Time After Times”
1985 – Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped in Lebanon (he was not released until 1991).
1986 – The Rogers Commission releases its report on the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
1989 – George Wells Beadle dies (b. 22 Oct 1903). American geneticist who helped found biochemical genetics when he showed that genes affect heredity genes act by regulating definite chemical events. He shared the 1958 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Edward Tatum and Joshua Lederberg.
1990 – Czechoslovakia beats US 5-1 in World Cup soccer .
1991 – Jim Courier gained his first Grand Slam of tennis as he won the French Open.
1992 – A Arménia passa a ser membro da UNESCO.
1993 – Alexis Smith, dies (b. 1921). Actress.
1993 – O príncipe japonês Naruhito se casa com Masako Owada numa elaborada cerimónia religiosa xintoísta.
1998 – México assina o Protocolo de Kyoto
1999 – Kosovo War: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and NATO sign a peace treaty.
2000 – In Argentina millions of workers went on strike to protest the economic austerity policies of Pres. Fernando de la Rua and the 14% unemployment rate.
2002 – Albert Costa won the French Open over fellow Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero.
2004 – Rosey Brown, dies (b. 1932). American football player.
CatholicismSaint Columba (called Saint Columcille in Ireland, where he is honoured as one of the islands three patron saints).
Roman Empire – third day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta
United States – Race Unity Day.
 

On this day in History – Jun 09

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0068 – Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, (b. 0037) imploring his secretary Epaphroditus to slit his throat to evade a Senate-imposed death by flogging.
0373 – Ephrem the Syrian, dies. Christian hymnodist.
0597 – St. Columba, dies (b. 0521). Christian missionary, patron saint of Ireland.
0630 – King Shahrbaraz of Persia dies.
1064 – Coimbra, Portugal fell to Ferdinand, the King of Castile.
1386 – Ratificação do Tratado de Windsor, entre D. João I de Portugal e Ricardo II de Inglaterra.
1534 – Jacques Cartier is the first European to discover the St. Lawrence River.
1572 – Jeanne d’Albret, dies (b. 1528). Queen of Navarre .
1597 – Pieter Janszoon Saenredam, was born in Assendelft (d. 1665). Dutch Baroque painter, son of the engraver Jan Pieterszoon Saenredam [1565-1607].
1597 – Padre José de Anchieta, Spanish Jesuit, missionary, dies.
1640 – Leopold I was born. Emperor of Holy Roman Empire.
1672 – Peter the Great (Peter Alekseyevich) Peter I: Russian Czar [1682-1721], Emperor of Russia [1721-1725]; died Feb 8, 1725; note: these dates are based on the Gregorian calendar — (was born May 30 for Julian calendar dates).
1686 – Andrei Osterman, was born (d. 1747). Russian statesman.
1708 – Casamento de D. João V e D. Maria Ana de Áustria
1732 – James Oglethorpe is granted a royal charter for the colony of Georgia.
1746 – Fernando VI e D. Maria Bárbara, filha D. João V, ascendem ao trono de Espanha.
1768 – Samuel Slater, was born (d. 1835). US industrialist.
1772 – British vessel Gaspee is burned off of Rhode Island.
1790 – Philadelphia Spelling Book by John Barry becomes the first book to be copyrighted in the United States.
1802 – US Academy at West Point was founded.
1810 – Otto Nicolai, was born (d. 1849). Composer.
1812 – Johann Gottfried Galle, was born (d. 1910). German astronomer.
1815 – End of the Congress of Vienna: new European political situation is set.
1822 – Peter Henderson was born (d. 17 Jan 1890). Scottish-American scientist, known as the “Father of American Horticulture.”
1843 – Bertha von Suttner, was born (d. 1914). Novelist, pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Peace 1905.
1845 – Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto was born (d. 1914)
1849 – Michael Peter Ancher, was born (d. 1927). Danish painter (d. 1927)
1851 – Charles Joseph Bonaparte, was born d. 1921). Politician.
1856 – 500 Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City, Utah carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts.
1860 – Malaeska: The Indian Wife of the White Hunter becomes the first dime novel to be published.
1863 – American Civil War: Battle of Brandy Station, Virginia.
1865 – Albéric Magnard, was born (d. 1914). Composer.
1865 – Carl Nielsen, Danish composer, was born.
1870 – Charles Dickens, dies (b. 1812). English author.
1875 – Sir Henry Hallett Dale, was born (d. 23 Jul 1968). English physiologist who in 1914 isolated the neurotransmitter acetylcholine from ergot fungi. In 1936 he shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (with the German pharmacologist Otto Loewi) for discoveries in the chemical transmission of nerve impulses.
1882 – Bobby Kerr, was born (d. 1963). Canadian sprinter.
1882 – Angus Walters, was born (d. 1968). Schooner captain.
1891 – Cole Porter, was born (d. 1964). Composer and lyricist.(Anything Goes, Kiss Me Kate, Anything Goes, Kiss Me Kate, Can Can, Silk Stockings; songwriter: I’m in Love Again, Let’s Do It, You Do Something to Me, It’s De-Lovely, Night and Day, Don’t Fence Me In, What is This Thing Called Love, Love for Sale, I Get a Kick Out of You, Just One of Those Things, Begin the Beguine, I Love Paris, In the Still of the Night, True Love) Note: other several fonts date 1893.
1892 – William Stairs, dies (b. 1863). Explorer.
1897 – Japan protests United States’ takeover of Hawaii
1898 – China leases Hong Kong to Britain for 99 years
1900 – Fred Waring, was born († 1984). Bandleader, inventor.
1900 – Nasce no Porto, José Gomes Ferreira . Escritor português († 1985).
1901 – Hajj Muhammad bin Abdullah Hassan, known to the British as the Mad Mullah, is defeated by British forces under the command of Colonel Swane.
1901 – Edward Moran, dies (b. 19 Aug 1829). US painter.
1905 – Albert Einstein published his analysis of Planck’s quantum theory and its application to light. His article appeared in Annalen der Physik. Though no experimental work was involved, it was for these insights that Einstein earned his Nobel Prize.
1911 – Nascimento de Paulo Gracindo. Actor brasileiro.
1915 – U.S. Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan resigns over a disagreement regarding his nation’s handling of the RMS Lusitania sinking.
1916 – Robert McNamara, was born. United States Secretary of Defense, former president of the World Bank
1916 – Les Paul, was born. Guitarist.
1921 – Agnes Keleti Hungary, was born. Gymnist (Olympic-gold-1952, 56)
1922 – John Gillespie Magee, Jr., was born († 1941). American poet and aviator.
1923 – Bulgaria‘s military takes over the government in a coup.
1930 – Chicago Tribune reporter Jake Lingle is killed at the Illinois Central train station during rush hour by the Leo Vincent Brothers, allegedly over a 100,000 USD gambling debt owed to Al Capone.
1931 – Jackie Mason, was born. Comedian.
1931 – The rocket-fueled aircraft design is patented by Robet Goddard.
1932 – Émile Friant, dies (b. 1863). French realist painter. (Les canotiers de la Meurthe La Toussaint ).
1934 – Donald Duck debuts in The Wise Little Hen. Walt Disney cria um novo personagem: o Pato Donald.
1935 – Ho-Umezu Agreement: China, under KMT administration, recognized Japanese occupations in Northeast China.
1937 – Harald Rosenthal, was born. Biologist
1939 – Ileana Cotrubas, was born. Romanian soprano
1939 – Dick Vitale, was born. Sportscaster
1944 – World War II: The Soviet Union invades East Karelia and the previously Finnish part of Karelia, since 1941 occupied by Finland.
1945 – Nascimento de Luis Ocaña. Ciclista espanhol.
1946 – Ananda Mahidol, dies (b. 1925). Rama VIII, king of Thailand.
1949 – Morte da soprano austríaca Maria Cebotari
1951 – Bonnie Tyler [Gaynor Hopkins], was born. Rocker (Total Eclipse of the Heart)
1953 – Flint-Worcester Tornadoes: A tornado spawned from the same storm system as the Flint tornado hits in Worcester, Massachusetts killing 94.
1954 – McCarthyism: Joseph Welch, special counsel for the United States Army, lashes out at Senator Joseph McCarthy during hearings on whether Communism has infiltrated the Army.
1956 – Patricia Cornwell, was born. Author.
1956 – A heavy earthquake struck Afghanistan and 400 were killed.
1957 – First ascent of Broad Peak (12th highest mountain).
1958 – Robert Donat, dies (b. 1905). Actor.
1959 – Adolf Otto Reinhold Windaus, dies (b. 25 Dec 1876). German organic chemist, who was awarded the 1928 Nobel Prize for Chemistry ” for the services rendered through his research into the constitution of the sterols and their connection with the vitamins”, the first Nobel prize for work in human nutrition.
1959 – The USS George Washington is launched as the first submarine to carry ballistic missiles.
1959 -Nasce em Porto Alegre – RS Jorge Furtado. Realizador de cinema brasileiro.
1961 – Michael J. Fox, was born. Actor
1961 – Aaron Sorkin, was born. Director, producer, writer
1963 – Johnny Depp, was born. Actor (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Arizona Dreams, Nick of Time, Dead Man, Ed Wood, Donnie Brasco, Don Juan DeMarco, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, Edward Scissorhands, Platoon, A Nightmare on Elm Street, 21 Jump Street, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas)
1964 – Gloria Reuben, was born. Actress
1964 – Max Aitken, dies (b. 1879). Lord Beaverbrook, Canadian-born business tycoon and politician.
1970 – Bob Dylan received an honorary Doctorate in Music from Princeton University.
1970 – Morte de Rafael Angel Calderón Guardia. Presidente da Costa Rica (1940-1944)
1972 –Rudolf Belling, dies (b. 26 Aug 1886). German sculptor. “Guilty” of Entartete Kunst, he had to flee Nazi Germany.
1973 – Tedy Bruschi, was born. American football player
1973 – Secretariat wins the Triple Crown.
1974 – Miguel Ángel Asturias, dies (b. 1899). Guatemalan writer.
1974 – Sai de circulação após 73 anos no Rio de Janeiro o jornal Correio da Manhã.
1975 – Andrew Symonds, was born. Cricketer
1977 – Peja Stojaković, was born. Serbian NBA star
1978 – Miroslav Klose, was born. Football player, National Team of Germany
1978 – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opens the priesthood to “all worthy men,”ending a 148-year-old policy excluding black men.
1980 – Comedian Richard Pryor attempts to commit suicide by dousing himself with rum and setting it ablaze during a cocaine binge.
1981 – Natalie Portman, was born. Actress ( Mars Attacks!, The Prince of Egypt, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace) .
1983 – Mário Soares assume o cargo de primeiro-ministro de Portugal.
1984 – Cyndi Lauper’s 1st #1 “Time After Times”
1985 – Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped in Lebanon (he was not released until 1991).
1986 – The Rogers Commission releases its report on the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
1989 – George Wells Beadle dies (b. 22 Oct 1903). American geneticist who helped found biochemical genetics when he showed that genes affect heredity genes act by regulating definite chemical events. He shared the 1958 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Edward Tatum and Joshua Lederberg.
1990 – Czechoslovakia beats US 5-1 in World Cup soccer .
1991 – Jim Courier gained his first Grand Slam of tennis as he won the French Open.
1992 – A Arménia passa a ser membro da UNESCO.
1993 – Alexis Smith, dies (b. 1921). Actress.
1993 – O príncipe japonês Naruhito se casa com Masako Owada numa elaborada cerimónia religiosa xintoísta.
1998 – México assina o Protocolo de Kyoto
1999 – Kosovo War: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and NATO sign a peace treaty.
2000 – In Argentina millions of workers went on strike to protest the economic austerity policies of Pres. Fernando de la Rua and the 14% unemployment rate.
2002 – Albert Costa won the French Open over fellow Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero.
2004 – Rosey Brown, dies (b. 1932). American football player.
CatholicismSaint Columba (called Saint Columcille in Ireland, where he is honoured as one of the islands three patron saints).
Roman Empire – third day of the Vestalia in honor of Vesta
United States – Race Unity Day.