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On this day in History – Mar. 30 Março 30, 2006

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  • 0239 -BC- 1st recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet.
  • 1135 – Moses Maimonides was born. Spanish rabbi and philosopher / Nascimento de Moshé (Moisés) Ben Maimón, médico judeu sefardim, conhecido entre os muçulmanos como Abu Imram Musa ben Maimun Ibn Abdalá, e no ocidente por Maimónides, na Aljama de Córdoba-Espanha. Médico e filósofo.
  • 1191 – Celestine III was elected pope.
  • 1202 – Joachim Van Fiore dies. Italian, founder of Joachimism.
  • 1266 – As Vésperas Sicilianas: o povo de Palermo, capital da Sicília, levanta-se contra Carlos de Anjou, após a cerimónia das Vésperas. A revolta terminará com a coroação do rei de Aragão Pedro III, o Grande, chamado para ocupar o trono.
  • 1282 – Rebels in Sicily successful overthrew French rule under Charles of Anjou. The rebel leaders wrote to Pope Martin IV for support, but Martin promised to assist Charles in reclaiming control of the island.
  • 1282 – The people of Palermo massacred 2,000 French residents in the Sicilian Vespers, a revolt against the Angevin king Charles I.
  • 1296 – Edward I sacks Berwick-upon-Tweed, during armed conflict between the two nations.
  • 1326 – Ivan II of Russia was born (d. 1359). Grand Duke of Muscovy.
  • 1432 – Mehmed II was born (d. 1481). Ottoman sultan who would succeed in capturing Constantinople.
  • 1492 – Ferdinand and Isabella sign a decree aimed at expelling all Jews from Spain unless they convert to Roman Catholicism.
  • 1526 – Konrad Mutian dies (b. 1471). German humanist.
  • 1533 – Henry VIII divorces his 1st wife, Catherine of Aragon
  • 1540 – Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg dies (b. 1469). German statesman and Archbishop of Salzburg.
  • 1544 – El padre Bartolomé de las Casas es consagrado en Sevilla obispo de la diócesis mexicana de Chiapas.
  • 1559 – Adam Ries dies (b. 1492). German mathematician.
  • 1587 – Ralph Sadler dies (b. 1507). English statesman.
  • 1615 – Se otorga a Cervantes autorización real para la impresión de la segunda parte de “El Quijote”.
  • 1620 – El Papa Paulo V crea la Diócesis Episcopal de Buenos Aires.
  • 1640 – John Trenchard was born (d. 1695). English politican.
  • 1662 – François le Métel de Boisrobert dies (b. 1592). French poet.
  • 1672 – Peter I “the Great” was born. Romanov great tsar of Russia (1682-1725).
  • 1681 – Peeter Snyers “le Saint”, was born (d. 04 May 1752). Flemish painter/engraver.
  • 1707 – Vauban dies (b. 1633). French architect.
  • 1719 – Sir John Hawkins, author of the first history of music, was born.
  • 1746 – Francisco Goya [Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes] was born in Fuentedetodos, Spain (d. 16 Apr 1828). Painter /etcher (Naked Maja).
  • 1764 – Pietro Locatelli dies (b. 1695). Italian violinist and composer.
  • 1778 – Playwright Voltaire crowned with laurel wreath Id-al-Adha (Islam) .
  • 1783 – William Hunter dies (b. 23 May 1718). Scotish anatomist, educator, and medical writer whose high standards of teaching and medical practice took obstetrics from the hands of the midwives and established it as an accepted branch of medicine .
  • 1791 – After a proposal by the Académie des sciences (Borda, Lagrange, Laplace, Monge and Condorcet), the French National Assembly finally chose that a metre would be a 1/10 000 000 of the distance between the north pole and the equator.
  • 1793 – Juan Manuel de Rosas was born. Argentine politician.
  • 1798 – Luise Hensel was born (d. 1876). German poet.
  • 1804 – Victor-François, 2nd duc de Broglie dies (b. 1718). Marshal of France.
  • 1811 – Robert Wilhelm von Bunsen was born. Chemist and inventor.
  • 1811 – El Congreso Constituyente de Colombia, presidido por Jorge Tadeo Lozano, aprueba la Constitución de Cundinamarca.
  • 1814 – Napoleonic Wars: Sixth Coalition forces march into Paris, ending a decade of French domination on the Continent.
  • 1820 – Anna Sewell was born (d. 1878). British author ( Black Beauty) .
  • 1822 – Florida Territory created in the United States.
  • 1823 – Se establece en México el sistema republicano de Gobierno.
  • 1828 – François-Louis-David Bocion was born in Lausanne (d. 13 Dec 1890). Swiss painter.
  • 1832 – Stephen Groombridge dies (b. 7 Jan 1755).English merchant and astronomer, who compiled of a star catalog known by his name. A Catalog of Circumpolar Stars, Reduced to January 1, 1810 was published posthumously in 1838, edited by G. Biddell Airy.
  • 1833 – Charles Victor Thirion was born (d. 27 Apr 1878). French artist.
  • 1840 – Beau Brummell dies destitute and mad, in Caen, France. English celebrity and dandy.
  • 1842 – Anesthesia is used for the first time in an operation (Dr. Crawford Long performed the operation and ether was used).
  • 1842 – Marie Louise Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun dies (b. 16 Apr 1755). French Neoclassical painter specialized in Portraits. Starting in 1835, she wrote Souvenirs, her autobiography.
  • 1844 – One of the most important battles of the Dominican War of Independence from Haiti takes place near the city of Santiago de los Caballeros.
  • 1844 – Paul Verlaine was born (d. 1896). French lyric poet (Sagesse Bonbeur)
  • 1845 – España firma un tratado con Venezuela, por el que reconoce la independencia y soberanía de este país.
  • 1852 – James Theodore Bent was born (d. 5 May 1897). British explorer and archaeologist who excavated the magnificent Iron Age ruined city named the Great Zimbabwe, an ancient site in SE Africa that inspired the name of the country Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia).
  • 1853 – Vincent van Gogh was born (d. 29 Jul 1890). Dutch Post-Impressionist painter (Irises)
  • 1855 – Origins of the American Civil War: Bleeding Kansas – “Border Ruffians” from Missouri invade Kansas and force election of a pro-slavery legislature.
  • 1855 – Violence disrupts first Kansas election .
  • 1856 – The Treaty of Paris (1856) is signed, ending the Crimean War.
  • 1857 – Leon Charles Thevenin was born (d. 1926). French telegraph engineer.
  • 1858 – Hyman Lipman patents a pencil with an attached eraser.
  • 1863 – Auguste Bravais dies (b. 23 Aug 1811). French physicist and mineralogist, best remembered for his work on the lattice theory of crystals.
  • 1863 – Mary Whiton Calkins was born (d. 26 Feb 1930). As an educator and psychologist, she was the first American woman to attain distinction in these fields of study. Calkins studied psychology at Harvard as a “guest,” since women could not officially register.
  • 1863 – Prince Wilhelm Georg of Sleeswÿk-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg is chosen as King George I of Greece.
  • 1864 – Franz Oppenheimer was born (d. 1943). German sociologist.
  • 1866 – Peter Philippi was born (d. 1958). German artist.
  • 1867 – Alaska is purchased for $7.2 million, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. The news media call this Seward’s Folly.
  • 1868 – Koloman Moser was born (d. 18 Oct 1918). Austrian painter.
  • 1870 – Texas is readmitted to the Union following Reconstruction.
  • 1870 – 15th Amendment passes, guarantees right to vote regardless of race.
  • 1873 – Benedict Augustin Morel dies (b. 22 Nov 1809). Austrian-born French psychologist who introduced the term dementia praecox to refer to a mental and emotional deterioration beginning at the time of puberty. The disorder was renamed schizophrenia in 1908 by the Swiss psychologist Eugen Bleuler. He is the author of “Traité des dégenerescences physiques, intellectuelles et morales de l’espèce humaine” (1857).
  • 1875 – Dalmacio Vélez Sarsfield dies. Argentine statesman and author of the Civil Code ( Código Civil).
  • 1875 – Jonathan Campbell was born (d. 1942). Film pioneer.
  • 1876 – Antoine-Jérôme Balard dies (b. 30 Sept 1802). French chemist who in 1826 discovered the element bromine, determined its properties, and studied some of its compounds. Later he proved the presence of bromine in sea plants and animals .
  • 1879 – Coen de Koning was born (d.1954). Dutch speed skater.
  • 1879 – Thomas Couture dies (b. 21 Dec 1818). French painter and teacher.
  • 1880 – Sean O’Casey was born (d. 1964). Irish dramatist, playwright (Playboy of the Western World) .
  • 1882 – Melanie Klein was born. Austrian-British psycho analysis.
  • 1882 – Ramón Mesonero Romanos dies. Writer.
  • 1885 – Las tropas invasoras guatemaltecas son derrotadas por las salvadoreñas en una batalla librada en los márgenes del río Coco.
  • 1885 – Russian troops inflicted a crushing defeat on Afghan forces Ak Teppe despite orders not to fight.
  • 1886 – Edmund Blampied was born (d. 1966). English painter.
  • 1891 – Arthur William Sidney Herrington was born (d. 6 Sep 1970). American engineer and manufacturer who developed a series of military vehicles, the best known of which was the World War II jeep.
  • 1892 – Stefan Banach was born (d. 31 Aug 1945). Polish mathematician who founded modern functional analysis and helped develop the theory of topological vector spaces.
  • 1892 – Fortunato Depero was born (d. 1960). Italian artist.
  • 1894 – Sergey Ilyushin was born (d. 1977). Russian aerospace engineer.
  • 1895 – British inventor Birt Acres films Oxford-Cambridge .
  • 1895 – Nikolai Bulganin was born (d.1975). Premier of the Soviet Union.
  • 1900 – El Gobierno argentino decreta la reforma de algunas frases del himno nacional que España podría considerar ofensivas.
  • 1900 – Ted Heath was born (d. 1969). British musician and band leader.
  • 1902 – Brooke Astor was born. American philanthropist.
  • 1903 – Countee Cullen was born (d. 1946). American poet.
  • 1910 – Józef Marcinkiewicz was born (d. 1940). Mathematician.
  • 1911 – Lötschberg tunnel in Switzerland (13,735 meter) completed.
  • 1911 – Ellen Swallow Richards dies (b. 3 Dec 1842). Ellen Henrietta Swallow was an American chemist and founder of the home economics movement in the United States.
  • 1912 – Sultan Abdelhafid signs The Treaty of Fès establishong a France protectorate over Morocco.
  • 1912 – Karl May dies (b. 1842). German author, novelist.
  • 1913 – Richard Helms was born (d. 2002). Director of the Central Intelligence Agency .
  • 1913 – Frankie Laine was born. American singer.
  • 1913 – Marc Davis was born (d. 2000). American animator.
  • 1913 – Richard Helms was born (d. 2002). American Central Intelligence Agency director.
  • 1913 – Censu Tabone was born. President of Malta.
  • 1914 – Sonny Boy Williamson was born in Jackson, Tennessee (d. 1948). American blues vocalist and harmonica virtuoso.
  • 1914 – John Henry Poynting dies (b. 9 Sep 1852).British physicist who introduced a theorem (1884-85) that assigns a value to the rate of flow of electromagnetic energy known as the Poynting vector, introduced in his paper “On the Transfer of Energy in the Electromagnetic Field”(1884).
  • 1916 – El músico Enrique Granados muere a bordo del Sussex, torpedeado por los alemanes.
  • 1916 – Pancho Villa killed 172 at the Guerrero garrison in Mexico.
  • 1919 – McGeorge Bundy was born (d. 1996). American National Security Advisor .
  • 1922 – Os aviadores portugueses Gago Coutinho e Sacadura Cabral iniciaram a sua Travessia Aérea do Atlântico.
  • 1922 – Turhan Bey was born. Turkish-Czechoslovakian actor.
  • 1923 – Milton Acorn was born (d. 1986). Canadian poet.
  • 1925 – Stalin supported rights of non-Serbian Yugoslavians.
  • 1925 – Rudolf Steiner dies. Austrian philosopher.
  • 1926 – Ingvar Kamprad was born. Swedish founder of IKEA .
  • 1927 – Se publica en Madrid la “Antología poética en honor de Góngora”, recopilada por Gerardo Diego.
  • 1928 – Robert Badinter was born. French politician.
  • 1929 – Richard Dysart was born. American actor.
  • 1929 – Thomas Tuke dies (b. 12 Jun 1858). British painter .
  • 1930 – John Astin was born. American actor .
  • 1930 – Rolf Harris was born. Australian artist, entertainer .
  • 1930 – Peter Marshall was born. American game show host .
  • 1931 – Aleksey Vasilyevich Sorokin was born. Russian cosmonaut.
  • 1932 – Amelia Earhart is 1st woman to fly solo cross the Atlantic.
  • 1932 – Ted Morgan was born. Swiss-born writer.
  • 1937 – Warren Beatty was born in Richmond VA – USA. Actor and director (actor: Splendor in the Grass, The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, Bonnie and Clyde, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, The Parallax View, Shampoo, Heaven Can Wait, Reds, Dick Tracy, Bulworth, Town and Country; Academy Award-winning director: Reds [1981]; Heaven Can Wait, Dick Tracy, Bulworth; Irving G. Thalberg Memorial [Academy] Award [2000]).
  • 1940 – The Japanese set up a puppet government called Manchuko in Nanking, China.
  • 1940 – Sino-Japanese War: Japan declares Nanking to be the capital of a new Chinese puppet government, nominally controlled by Wang Ching-wei.
  • 1940 – Astrud Gilberto was born. Brazilian singer and composer (Girl From Ipanema).
  • 1940 – Jerry Lucas was born. American basketball player.
  • 1941 – The U.S. seized Italian, German and Danish ships in 16 ports.
  • 1941 – Wasim Sajjad was born. Former President of Pakistan .
  • 1941 – Graeme Edge was born in Rochester, Staffordshire. Musician (drums: “The Moody Blues” : Nights in White Satin, LP: Kick Off Your Muddy Boots, Long Distance Voyager).
  • 1944 – Sir Charles Vernon Boys dies (b.15 Mar 1855). English physicist and inventor of sensitive instruments.
  • 1945 – Eric Clapton was born. Blues guitarist (Yardbirds, Cream, Tears in Heaven) .
  • 1945 – 289 anti-fascists murdered by Nazis in Rombergpark Dortmund .
  • 1945 – World War II: Soviet Union forces invade Austria and take Vienna.
  • 1945 – A cidade polaca de Danzig foi tomada pelas tropas soviéticas .
  • 1946 – Academy Award radio, an anthology radio show on CBS, debuts on this day.
  • 1946 – Doris Day (I) gets married with George Weidler .
  • 1947 – Arthur Machen dies (b. 1863). Author.
  • 1947 – Rioting between Hindus and Muslims in Bombay leave 40 dead and more than 100 wounded.
  • 1948 – Mahatma Gandhi assassinated in New Delhi .
  • 1949 – Friedrich Bergius dies. German chemist and entrepreneur Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1931.
  • 1949 – Marcia Ball was born. Blues pianist .
  • 1949 – Lene Lovich was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA . American-born singer, best known for her work in the early New Wave era .
  • 1949 – José Natividad González Parás was born. Mexican politician.
  • 1949 – Friedrich Bergius dies (b. 11 Oct 1884). German chemist, who invented converting coal dust and hydrogen directly into gasoline and lubricating oils without isolating intermediate products, (Stuttgart, 25 June 1921). For his work in developing the chemical high pressure hydrogenation method necessary for this process he shared the 1931 Nobel Prize for Chemistry with Carl Bosch of Germany.
  • 1950 – Léon Blum dies (b. 1872). French prime minister.
  • 1950 – Robbie Coltrane was born. Scotish actor, comedian.
  • 1950 – the invention of the phototransistor was announced. This was a transistor operated by light rather than electric current, invented by Dr. John Northrup Shive of the Bell Telephone Laboratories at Murray Hill, N.J. .
  • 1951 – Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.
  • 1952 – Peter Knights was born. Australian footballer and coach.
  • 1953 – Einstein announced his revised unified field theory.
  • 1954 – The first subway in Canada finally opens after five years of construction, in Toronto.
  • 1954 – Nascimento de Rosi Campos (Rosângela Martins Campos), atriz brasileira, em Bragança Paulista-SP.
  • 1954 – Fritz Wolfgang London dies (b. 7 Mar 1900). German-American physicist who, with Walter Heitler, devised the first quantum mechanical treatment of the hydrogen molecule, while working with Schrödinger at the University of Zurich.
  • 1955 – 27th Academy Awardst at The RKO Pantages Theater in Los Angeles : “On the Waterfront”,(Sam Spiegel, producer) won Oscars for Best Picture, Director (Elia Kazan), Actor (Marlon Brando), Supporting Actress (Eva Marie Saint) and more (art direction, cinematography, film editing, writing). Grace Kelly was voted Best Actress for “The Country Girl” . Best Supporting Actor was Edmond O’Brien for “The Barefoot Contessa” and Best Music/Song Oscars went to Jule Styne (music), Sammy Cahn (lyrics) for “Three Coins in the Fountain” from the flick of the same name.
  • 1956 – Bill Butler was born. Scottish politician.
  • 1957 – Paul Reiser was born. American actor.
  • 1958 – Israeli and Syrian troops clash over Israeli reclamation work near the Lake Hula area.
  • 1958 – Maurice LaMarche was born. Canadian voice actor.
  • 1959 – Daniil Andreev dies (b. 1906). Russian writer and mystic.
  • 1961 – The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is signed at New York.
  • 1962 – MC Hammer was born. Rapper .
  • 1962 – Jack Paar films his last episode of The Tonight Show.
  • 1962 – MC Hammer was born. American rapper.
  • 1963 – Eli-Eri Moura was born. Brazilian composer, conductor and music theorist.
  • 1964 – Tracy Chapman was born. Grammy Award-winning folk, pop singer-songwriter Singer (Freedom Now, I Got a Fast Car).
  • 1964 – Ian Ziering was born. American actor.
  • 1964 – The game show Jeopardy! debuts on television.
  • 1964 – Nascimento de Vera Zimmermmann (Vera Alice Santos Zimmermann), atriz brasileira, em Santos-SP.
  • 1965 – Vietnam War: A car bomb explodes in front of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, killing 22 and wounding 183 others.
  • 1965 – Philip Showalter Hench dies (b. 28 Feb 1896). American physician who was one of the leaders in American rheumatology. He shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1950(with Edward C. Kendall and Tadeus Reichstein of Switzerland) for discoveries relating to the hormones of the adrenal cortex, their structure and biological effects .
  • 1966 – Maxfield Parrish dies (b. 1870). American artist.
  • 1966 – Joey Castillo was born. American Drummer (Queens of the Stone Age).
  • 1967 – Megumi Hayashibara was born. Japanese seiyū.
  • 1968 – General Ludvik Svoboda was elected president of Czechoslovakia.
  • 1968 – Donna D’Errico was born. Actress (Baywatch) model, playmate (September 1995) .
  • 1968 – Céline Dion was in Québec. Canadian singer (I’m Your Woman).
  • 1968 – Bobby Driscoll dies (b. 1937). American actor.
  • 1970 – Mark Consuelos was born. American actor.
  • 1970 – Secretariat was born (d. 1989). Triple Crown -winning race horse
  • 1972 – Vietnam War: The Eastertide Offensive begins after North Vietnamese forces cross into the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) of South Vietnam.
  • 1972 – Northern Ireland’s provincial government and parliament were suspended and Britain imposed direct rule from London for one year.
  • 1972 – Gabriel Heatter dies (b. 1890). American radio commentator.
  • 1973 – Ellsworth Bunker resigned as U.S. ambassador to South Vietnam, and was succeeded by Graham A. Martin.
  • 1974 – The Ramones play their first ever gig as a trio at CBGB‘s in New York City.
  • 1975 – Da Nang fell as 100,000 South Vietnamese soldiers surrender after being abandoned by their commanding officers. As the North Vietnamese forces moved toward Saigon, desperate South Vietnamese soldiers mobbed rescue jets. General Vo Nguyen Giap masterminded the North Vietnamese victory.
  • 1976 – España: se emplea el vasco en el Ayuntamiento de San Sebastián, después de 40 años.
  • 1976 – Obadele Thompson was born. Barbadian athlete .
  • 1977 – Trans World Airlines v. Hardison: The Supreme Court decided 7-2 that TWA went far enough in attempting to accommodate Hardison’s religious beliefs and that the company was justified in firing him when he refused to comply with his work assignments.
  • 1977 – Sergey Ilyushin dies (b. 1894). Russian aerospace engineer.
  • 1978 – Chris Paterson was born. Scottish rugby player.
  • 1979 – José María Velasco Ibarra dies. Equatorian politic.
  • 1979 – Norah Jones was born. Musician.
  • 1980 – Se constituye en la ciudad de Guernica el Parlamento Vasco.
  • 1980 – Paul Wall was born. American rapper.
  • 1981 – President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C. hotel by John Hinckley, Jr., family friend of the Vice President.
  • 1981 – President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by a deranged drifter named John Hinckley Jr.
  • 1981 – DeWitt Wallace dies (b. 1889). American publisher.
  • 1984 – Anna Nalick was born. American singer and songwriter.
  • 1984 Board of Education of Kiryas Joel Village School v. Grumet: The Supreme Court found that a school district boundary was unconstitutionally drawn to deliberately aid a particular religious group.
  • 1984 – Karl Rahner dies (b. 1904). German theologian.
  • 1985 – Harold Peary dies (b. 1908). American actor and singer.
  • 1986 – Una mujer sometida en Londres a fecundación “in vitro”, Linda Jacobsen, da a luz quintillizos.
  • 1986 – James Cagney dies at his Stanfordville NY farm (b. 1899); American Academy Award actor (Public Enemy, Angels With Dirty Faces, Yankee Doodle Dandy …).
  • 1987 – 59th Academy Awards Cerimony took place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Los Angeles Music Center. Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn and Paul Hogan (“Crocodile Dundee”) hosted. : Best Picture “Platoon” (Arnold Kopelson, producer); Best Director: Oliver Stone for “Platoon”; Best Actor : Paul Newman ( for “The Color of Money”); Best Actress: Marlee Matlin for “Children of a Lesser God”; Best Supporting Actor: Michael Caine for “Hannah and Her Sisters”; Best Supporting Actress: Dianne Wiest for “Hannah and Her Sisters” and Best Music/Song: Giorgio Moroder (music), Tom Whitlock (lyrics) for “Take My Breath Away” from “Top Gun”. And HBO (Home Box Office) earned its first Oscar as “Down and Out in America” tied for Best Documentary feature.
  • 1987 – Vincent Van Gogh‘s paintingSunflowers” is bought for $39.85 million.
  • 1992 – Dimite el Gobierno brasileño por denuncias de corrupción del presidente, Fernando Collor.
  • 1992 – 64th Academy Awards. Billy Crystal was host. “The Silence of the Lambs” won five Oscars, including Best Picture, the Best Director Oscar for Jonathan Demme, the Best Actor for Anthony Hopkins and the Best Actress for Jodie Foster. Jack Palance won Best Supporting Actor for playing Curly in “City Slickers” and the Best Supporting Actress Oscar was claimed by Mercedes Ruehl for “The Fisher King”.
  • 1992 – Incorporação no Exército das primeiras mulheres.
  • 1992 – Manolis Andronicos dies (b. 23 Oct 1919).Greek archaeologist who discovered ancient royal tombs in northern Greece, possibly belonging to the Macedonian King Philip II, the father of Alexander III the Great.
  • 1993 – In Sarajevo, two Serb militiamen were sentenced to death for war crimes committed in Bosnia.
  • 1993 – Jamaican premier Percival Patterson wins parliamentary election .
  • 1994 – Serbs and Croats signed a cease-fire to end their war in Croatia while Bosnian Muslims and Serbs continued to fight each other.
  • 1995 – Pope John Paul II issued the 11th encyclical of his papacy in which he condemned abortion and euthanasia as crimes that no human laws could legitimize.
  • 1997 – José Rovirosa dies. Mexican film director and producer.
  • 1997 – Steve Elkington wins Golf’s Players Championship .
  • 1998 – Armenia: Prime Minister Robert Kocharian won the runoff vote with 59%.
  • 1998 – In Britain the Rolls-Royce company of Vickers PLC was sold to BMW of Germany for $570 million.
  • 1998 – El tenista chileno Marcelo Ríos se ubica primero en la clasificación de la ATP.
  • 1999 – Michel Etcheverry dies (b. 16 Dec 1919). French actor.
  • 1999 – Gary Morton dies (b. 1924). American film and television producer.
  • 1999 – A jury in Portland, Oregon orders Phillip Morris to pay $81,000,000 to the family of a man who died of lung cancer after smoking Marlboros for four decades.
  • 2001 – David Waters is sentenced for the murders of Madalyn Murray O’Hair, her son Jon Garth, and her granddaughter Robin O’Hair.
  • 2002 – Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon dies in her sleep at Royal Lodge, Windsor (b. 1900). Queen Mother of the United Kingdom.
  • 2002 – A suicide bomber, Mohammad Salahat (22), struck in Tel Aviv and 32 people were injured. Israeli troops sealed Arafat in his Ramallah compound. A Hamas suicide bomber killed 15 Israelis at the Matza restaurant in Haifa.
  • 2002 – The Angola government and Unita signed a preliminary cease-fire agreement. The deal carved up the nation’s diamond mines among officials in Luanda and the rebels.
  • 2003 – A law banning cigarette smoking in all places of employment, including restaurants and bars, went into effect in New York City.
  • 2003 – In Netanya, Israel, Rami Ghanem (20), a Palestinian suicide bomber, exploded near the London Café and at least 30 people were injured. The Islamic Jihad called the attack “Palestine’s gift to the heroic people of Iraq.”
  • 2003 – Rudolf Walter Leonhardt dies. German journalist.
  • 2003 – Valentin Pavlov dies (b. 1937). Prime minister of the Soviet Union.
  • Alistair Cooke (b.1908), television host and author, died in NYC at age 95. His books included “Alistair Cooke’s America” (1972).
  • 2003 – Michael Jeter dies (b. 1952). American actor.
  • 2004 – Hubert Gregg dies (b. 1914). British broadcaster.
  • 2004 – Michael King dies (b. 1945). New Zealand historian.
  • 2004 – Timi Yuro dies (b. 1940). American singer.
  • 2004 – Alistair Cooke dies (b. 1908). English-born journalist, television host and author. His books included “Alistair Cooke’s America” (1972).
  • 2004 – A boat carrying 107 people sank during the crossing from Somalia to Yemen and only four other people, including two crew members, were rescued.
  • 2005 – Robert Creeley dies in Odessa (b. 1926). American poet.
  • 2005 – Milton Green dies (b. 1913). American athlete.
  • 2005 – Fred Korematsu dies (b. 1919). American civil rights activist.
  • 2005 – O. V. Vijayan dies (b. 1930). Indian author and cartoonist.
  • 2005 – Derrick Plourde dies (b. 1971). American punk drummer.
  • 2006 – Ugadi: Hindu New Years Day. Many believe that Brahma started the creation on this day.
  • Roman Empire – Festival devoted to Salus
 

Champions League: Everything is opened Março 29, 2006

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Today:

Lyon 0 – 0 Milan
Inter 2 – 1 Villarreal ( 0-1 Forlán 1′ ; 1-1 Adriano 7′ ; 2-1 Martins 54′ )
Yesterday
Benfica 0 – 0 Barcelona
Arsenal 2 – 0 Juventus (1-0 Fabregas 40′ ; 2-0 Henry 69′)

The favorites Milan and Barcelona only could get nuls results against the surprising teams of the competition, Benfica and Lyon, respectively. Arsenal have got the best result with two goals of advantage and they have one foot at the semi-finals. Today Inter had to overpass one goal against at the beggining of the game and they are going to Spain with a short advantage. Milan, Barcelona, Arsenal are favorites to reach the semi-finals but Benfica and Lyon can make one surprise yet.
 

On this day in History – Mar. 29

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  • 0537 – Vigilius was consecrated and enthroned as Pope, replacing Silverius.
  • 1058 – Pope Stephen X dies.
  • 1249 – A cidade de Faro foi conquistada aos Mouros pelo Rei D. Afonso III .
  • 1461 – Wars of the Roses: Battle of Towton – Edward of York defeats Queen Margaret to become King Edward IV of England. Margarida de Anjou run away from England and Henrique VI is made prisioner in Tower of London .
  • 1561 – Santorio Santorio was born (d. 22 Feb 1636). Italian physician who made the first systematic study of basal metabolism. In his research, he was also the first to employ instruments of precision and to apply quantitative experimental research techniques in the practice of medicine.
  • 1584 – Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron was born (d. 1648). English general.
  • 1602 – John Lightfoot was born (d. 1675). English churchman.
  • 1629 – Jacob (or Jacques) de Gheyn II dies (b. 1565). Dutch draftsman, engraver, and painter.
  • 1631 (burial) Jorge Manuel Theotocopoulos (or Theotocopouli), dies. Toledo Spanish painter and architect born in 1578, son of Doménikos Theotokópoulos “El Greco” [1541 – 07 Apr 1614] and Doña Jerónima de Las Cuevas, who were not married.
  • 1638 – Swedish colonists establish first settlement in Delaware, called New Sweden.
  • 1713 – John Ponsonby was born (d. 1789). Irish politician.
  • 1758 – Scott-Pierre-Nicolas Legrand de Lérant, was born (d. 11 may 1829). French artist.
  • 1769 – Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult was born (d. 1851). French marshal.
  • 1772 – Emanuel Swedenborg dies (b. 1688). Swedish philosopher and mathematician.
  • 1788 – As Fábricas e Manufacturas das três comarcas de Portalegre, Fundão e Covilhã são entregues a particulares.
  • 1790 – John Tyler was born (d. 1862). 10th President of the United States
  • 1792 – King Gustav III of Sweden dies after being shot in the back at a midnight masquerade at Stockholm‘s Royal Opera just 13 days earlier. He is succeeded by Gustav IV Adolf.
  • 1794 – Marie-Jean Antoine de Condorcet dies (b. 1743). Marquis de Condorcet, French enciclopedist, mathematicien, philosopher and politician.
  • 1799 – New York passes a law aimed at gradually abolishing slavery in the state .
  • 1802 – Johann Moritz (or Juan Mauricio) Rugendas, dies of a heart attack. German painter who is noted particularly for his drawings and paintings of Brazil and other Latin American countries.
  • 1806 – Construction authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway.
  • 1809 – King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden abdicated after a coup d’état. At the Diet of Porvoo, Finland‘s four Estates pledge allegiance to Alexander I of Russia, commencing the secession of the Grand Duchy of Finland from Sweden.
  • 1809 – Portugal: Desastre da Ponte das Barcas: durante a II Invasão Francesa, o exército comandado pelo marechal Soult consegue entrar na cidade do Porto; a população foge pelo sul da cidade através da antiga Ponte das Barcas que ruindo vitimou milhares de pessoas.
  • 1812 – Johann Friedrick Dryander dies (b. 26 Apr 1756). German artist.
  • 1815 – Jane Austen completes her novel Emma.
  • 1819 – Edwin Laurentine Drake was born (d. 8 Nov 1880). American driller of the first productive oil well near Titusville, Pennsylvania, that launched the modern U.S. petroleum industry .
  • 1819 – Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise was born. Founder of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and the Hebrew Union College.
  • 1824 – Ludwig Büchner was born (d.30 Apr 1899).German physician and philosopher who became one of the most popular exponents of 19th-century scientific materialism. He wrote many works to disseminate knowledge of the natural sciences.
  • 1826 – Wilhelm Liebknecht was born (d. 1900). German journalist and politician.
  • 1826 – Johann Heinrich Voß dies (b. 1751). German poet.
  • 1829 – Muere el Brig. Gral. Cornelio Saavedra, jefe del Regimiento de Patricios y presidente de la Primera Junta de Gobierno de Argentina.
  • 1830 – Criação da primeira Escola Veterinária Portuguesa, por diploma de D. Miguel.
  • 1831 – Great Bosnian uprising: Bosniak rebel against Turkey
  • 1833 – Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach was born. Jurist.
  • 1835 – Gustaf Zander was born (d. 1920). Physician.
  • 1847 – Mexican-American War: United States forces led by General Winfield Scott take Veracruz after a siege.
  • 1848 – An upstream ice jam stops almost all water flow over Niagara Falls.
  • Inauguração da Estrada de Ferro Central do Brasil,(antiga Cia. de Estrada de Ferro D.PedroII), ligando o Rio de Janeiro até a Vila de Queimados (48,1Km – 5 estações), em 1858;
  • 1849 – The United Kingdom annexes the Punjab .
  • 1853 – Elihu Thomson was born (d. 13 Mar 1937). U.S. electrical engineer and inventor whose discoveries in the field of alternating current phenomena led to the development of successful alternating current motors .
  • 1857 – Sepoy Mangal Pandey of the 34th Regiment, Bengal Native Infantry revolts against the British rule in India and inspires a long-drawn War of Independence of 1857 also known as the Sepoy Mutiny.
  • 1865 – El Gobierno paraguayo declara la guerra a Argentina.
  • 1867 – Se dicta la primera constitución de Canadá.
  • 1867 – Queen Victoria gives Royal Assent to the British North America Act which establishes the Dominion of Canada on July 1.
  • 1867 – Cy Young was born (d. 1955). Baseball Hall of Famer.
  • 1869 – Ales Hrdlicka was born (d. 5 Sep 1943). Czechoslovakian-American physical anthropologist known for his studies of Neanderthal man and his theory of the migration of American Indians from Asia.
  • 1871 – The Royal Albert Hall is opened by Queen Victoria.
  • 1873 – Tullio Levi-Civita was born (d. 29 Dec 1941).Italian mathematician who was one of the founders of absolute differential calculus (tensor analysis) which had applications to the theory of relativity.
  • 1873 – Francesco Zantedeschi, dies (b.1797). Italian priest and physicist.
  • 1874 – Lou Hoover was born (d. 1944). First Lady of the United States.
  • 1877 – Alexander Carl Heinrich Braun dies (b.10 May 1805).German botanist who was the most highly regarded botanist of the “nature philosophy” school, a doctrine which attempted to explain natural phenomena in terms of the speculative theories that dominated early 19th-century German science .
  • 1879 – Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Kambula: British forces defeat 20,000 Zulus.
  • 1879 – Tschaikovski’s opera “Yevgeni Onegin” premieres in Moscow .
  • 1882 – The Knights of Columbus are established.
  • 1885 – Un ejército guatemalteco capitaneado por el presidente, José María Reina Barrios, penetra en territorio salvadoreño.
  • 1885 – Una escuadra francesa se apodera de las islas de los Pescadores, tras un combate con la flota china.
  • 1886 – The first batch of Coca Cola was brewed over a fire in a backyard in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. John Pemberton had created the concoction as a cure for “hangover,” stomach ache and headache. He advertised it as a “brain tonic and intellectual beverage,” and first sold it to the public a few weeks later on 8 May. Coke contained cocaine as an ingredient until 1904, when the drug was banned by Congress.
  • 1889 – Warner Baxter was born (d. 1951). American actor.
  • 1890 – Sir Harold Spencer Jones was born (d. 3 Nov 1960). English astronomer who was 10th astronomer royal of England (1933–55). His work was devoted to fundamental positional astronomy.
  • 1891 – Yvan Goll was born († 1950). French-German lyricist and dramatist.
  • 1891 – Georges Pierre Seurat dies (b. 02 Dec 1859). French Pointillist painter.
  • 1892 – József Cardinal Mindszenty was born (d. 1975). Hungarian Catholic cardinal.
  • 1892 – Sir William Bowman dies (b.20 Jul 1816).(1st Baronet) was an English surgeon and histologist who obtained a European reputation for medical research long before he was thirty years of age .
  • 1895 – Anne Redpath was born. Scottish painter.
  • 1895 – Ernst Jünger was born († 1998). German author.
  • 1897 – Ruby Muhammad was born. American wife of Elijah Muhammad
  • 1899- Lavrenty Beria was born (d. 1953). Soviet Communist leader.
  • 1900 – John McEwen was born (d. 1980). Eighteenth Prime Minister of Australia.
  • 1900 – Charles Elton was born (d. 1 May 1991). English biologist credited with describing the “sociology and economy of animals,” thus outlining the basic principles of modern animal ecology. He thought of the “community” as a group of species related through the food chains.
  • 1901 – Andrija Maurovic was born (d. 1981). Croatian illustrator.
  • 1901 – Carl Barks was born (d. 2000). American cartoonist.
  • 1902 – Marcel Aymé was born (d. 1967). French narrator and dramatist, humorist and satirist.
  • 1902 – William Walton was born (d. 1983). English composer.
  • 1903 – Gustavus Swift was born (b. 24 Jun 1839). American manufacturer and inventor of the first refrigerated railroad cars. These improved his handling of the supply of beef from western states to the Chicago meat company of which he was a partner .
  • 1905 –Edward Burra was born in England (d. 22 Oct 1976). Surrealist painter, illustrator, and stage designer.
  • 1905 – Philip Ahn was born (d. 1978). Korean-American actor.
  • 1906 – Slava Raskaj dies (b. 1878). Painter.
  • 1908 – La Cámara de los Comunes británica concede el derecho de voto a las mujeres.
  • 1908 – Arthur O’Connell was born (d. 1981). American actor.
  • 1908 – Dennis O’Keefe was born (d. 1968). American actor.
  • 1911 – Brigitte Horney was born (d. 1988). German actress.
  • 1911 – Designed by John Browning, the M1911 semi-automatic handgun became the standard-issue handgun in the United States Army, and was subsequently widely used in World War I, World War II and the Korean War.
  • 1911 – Criação em Portugal do ensino infantil para ambos os sexos.
  • 1912 – Robert Falcon Scott dies (b. 1868). Explorer.
  • 1912 – Hanna Reitsch was born (d. 1979). German aviator.
  • 1913 – Tony Zale was born (d. 1997). American boxeur who was World champion.
  • 1913 – R. S. Thomas was born (d. 2000). Welsh poet.
  • 1916 – Eugene McCarthy was born (d. 1916). U.S. senator
  • 1918 – Sam Walton was born (d. 1992). American businessman, founder of Wal-Mart.
  • 1918 – Pearl Bailey was born (d. 1990). American singer and actress.
  • 1919 – Eileen Heckart was born (d. 2001). American actress.
  • 1921 – John Burroughs dies (b. 3 Apr 1837). American naturalist and author who lived and wrote after the manner of Henry David Thoreau. Burroughs studyied and celebrated nature in his many essays and books.
  • 1927 – John Robert Vane was born (d. 19 Nov 2004). English biochemist, who shared the 1982 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (with Sune K. Bergström and Bengt Ingemar Samuelsson of Sweden) for their isolation, identification, and analysis of prostaglandins.
  • 1927 – John McLaughlin was born. American political commentator.
  • 1927 – John Robert Vane was born (d. 2004). English pharmacologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
  • 1929 – Lennart Meri was born. President of Estonia.
  • 1930 – Heinrich Brüning is appointed German Reichskanzler.
  • 1930 – Nascimento de Lima Duarte (Aryclenes Venâncio Martins), grande ator brasileiro, em Desemboque- MG, no ano de 1930;
  • 1931 – Aleksei Gubarev was born. Cosmonaut.
  • 1931 – George Amos Dorsey dies (b. 6 Feb 1868). U.S. ethnographer of North American Indians, especially the Mandan tribe.
  • 1932 – American comedian Jack Benny makes his radio debut.
  • 1934 – Otto Hermann Kahn, dies, millionaire and benefactor (b. 1867).
  • 1935 – Sir Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer, dies (b. 2 Jun 1850).English physiologist, one of the founders of endocrinology and inventor of the prone-pressure method (Schafer method) of artificial respiration adopted by the Royal Life Saving Society.
  • 1936 – In Germany, dictator Hitler receives 99% of the votes in a referendum to ratify Germany’s illegal reoccupation of the Rhineland, receiving 44.5 million votes out of 45.5 million registered voters. In 1933 all political parties and political liberty had been abolished.
  • 1936 – Judith Guest was born. American author.
  • 1936 – Mogens Camre was born. Danish politician.
  • 1937 – Billy Carter was born (d. 1988). Presidential brother.
  • 1937 – Karol Szymanowski dies (b. 1882). Polish composer.
  • 1939 – Terence Hill was born in Venice, Veneto. Italian actor ( Lo chiamavano Trinità (1971) …. Trinity… aka My Name Is Trinity ) .
  • 1939 – Fernanda de Figueiredo nasce em Lisboa. Actriz. [ (A Cruz de Ferro ou “The Iron Cross” (1968) ; Domingo à Tarde ou “Sunday Afternoon” (1966); Fado Corrido (1964); 9 Rapazes e 1 Cão (1964)] .
  • 1939 – Alfredo Tropa, nasce no Porto. Realizador de cinema e televisão português. Produtor. (O Maioral (1985) Ao Pensar em Electrónica (1980) Barbara (1980/II) Made In – II (1980) O Povo e a Arte (1975) Povo e o Barro, O (1975) Povo e o Futuro, O (1975) Pedro Só (1972) … aka Just Peter (International: English title) Dois Pisos (1970) A Mulher e a Roda (1970) Águas Vivas (1969) Minuto Zero (1968) Num Mar de Moliço (1966). Ou Inverno ou… (1965) O Inverno (1964). Noël 1721 (1964) Deligny en mai (1963) Os Transportes (1962) Uma Nova Universidade (1961) Biopsie, La (1960) Inundações (1960) Portuguese Men of the Sea (1957).
  • 1940 – Ray Davis was born. American musician (P-Funk) .
  • 1940 – Cantwell v. Connecticut: The Supreme Court would rule that a statute requiring a license to solicit for religious purposes was a prior restraint that vested the state with excessive power in determining which groups must obtain a license.
  • 1941 – World War II: British Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy forces intercepted those of the Italian Regia Marina off the Peloponnesus coast of Greece in the Battle of Cape Matapan.
  • 1941 – 80% of American AM radio stations change frequencies under the terms of NARBA.
  • 1941 – Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr. was born. American astrophysicist, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate
  • 1942 – Miguel Hernández dies in prison (b. 1910). Spanish poet and dramatist.
  • 1943 – Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou, aka Vangelis, new age musician .
  • 1943 – Eric Idle was born. English actor, writer, composer (Monty Python’s Flying Circus) .
  • 1943 – John Major was born. Prime Minister of the United Kingdom .
  • 1943 – Vangelis Papathanassiou was born in Volos, Greece. Vangelis is a composer and performer who works almost exclusively with… Vangelis is a composer and performer who works almost exclusively with electronic instruments. He is probably most well know for his “Chariots of Fire” and “Blade Runner” soundtracks or for the tracks used in the “Cosmos” television series. He has been involved in many musical collaborations, the most famous that with Jon Anderson.
  • 1944 – Eduardo Prado Coelho was born. Portuguese essayst and critic.
  • 1944 – Denny McLain was born. Baseball pitcher.
  • 1944 – Terry Jacks Canadian musician, songwriter, and activist.
  • 1945 – Walt Frazier was born. American basketball player.
  • 1945 – As tropas soviéticas entraram na Áustria .
  • 1945 – World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.
  • 1946 – El Gobierno argentino niega las acusaciones del Gobierno estadounidense de haber ayudado a Alemania en la Segunda Guerra Mundial.
  • 1948 – Bud Cort was born. American actor.
  • 1949 – Michael Brecker was born. American jazz saxophonist.
  • 1950 – Bud Cort was born. Actor .
  • 1951 – Red Scare: Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.
  • 1952 – Teofilo Stevenson was born. Cuban boxer.
  • 1953 – A fire at a nursing home in Largo, Florida kills 35 people.
  • 1954 – Karen Ann Quinlan was born (d. 1985). American right-to-die cause célèbre.
  • 1955 – Christopher Lawford was born. American actor.
  • 1955 – Earl Campbell was born. American football star .
  • 1955 – Jorge Fernando (Jorge Fernando de Medeiros Rebello) was born in Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian actor.
  • 1956 – Kurt Thomas was born. American gymnist .
  • 1957 – Christophe Lambert was born. French actor (Greystoke, Highlander) .
  • 1959 – Perry Farrell was born. American musician (“Jane’s Addiction“, “Porno for Pyros“) .
  • 1958 – Pedro Bial was born in Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian actor and presenter.
  • 1959 – Barthelemy Boganda dies (b. 4 Apr 1910). First President of the Central African Republic
  • 1960 – Marina Sirtis was born. Actress (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • 1961 – The Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, allowing residents of Washington, DC to vote in presidential elections.
  • 1964 – Elle Macpherson was born. Australian model.
  • 1965 – Griswold v. Connecticut : Connecticut’s laws against distribution of contraceptives and contraceptive information to married couples are struck down, with the Court relying on earlier precedent involving the rights of people to make decisions about their families and procreation as a legitimate sphere of privacy.
  • 1967 – Brian Jordan was born. Baseball player.
  • 1967 – John Popper was born. American musician (Blues Traveler)
  • 1968 – Lucy Lawless was born. New Zeakland actress (Xena: Warrior Princess) and singer .
  • 1969 – In Madrid, Spain, four different performers tie for first place at the fourteenth Eurovision Song Contest. The medals are shared by Spain’s Salomé singing “Vivo cantando” (I live singing), United Kingdom’s Lulu singing “Boom Bang-a-bang”, Netherlands’ Lenny Kuhr singing “De troubadour” (The troubadour), and France’s Frida Boccara singing “Un jour, un enfant” (One day, a child…) .
  • 1971 – My Lai massacre: Lt. William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison.
  • 1971 – A Los Angeles, California jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers.
  • 1972 – El Gobierno de Bolivia anuncia la expulsión del país de 199 diplomáticos soviéticos en el plazo de una semana.
  • 1972 – Rui Costa was born. Portuguese footballer.
  • 1972 – Lord J. Arthur Rank dies (b. 1888). Movie theater owner.
  • 1973 – Vietnam War: The last United States soldiers leave South Vietnam.
  • 1974 – NASA‘s Mariner 10 becomes the first spaceprobe to fly by Mercury. It was launched on November 3, 1973.
  • 1974 – Manuel Santos Carvalho, morre no Porto (n. 17 Jun 1891 Lisboa, Portugal). Actor [ Passarinho da Ribeira (1960); Madragoa (1952); A Menina da Rádio (1944); O Costa do Castelo (1943); A Canção de Lisboa (1933); Aldeia da Roupa Branca (1938)].
  • 1976 – Jennifer Capriati was born. American professional tennis player.
  • 1980 – Mantovani dies (b. 15 Nov 1905). Italian musician arranger, conductor.
  • 1981 – First running of the London Marathon .
  • 1981 – El Tte.Gral. Roberto Eduardo Viola asume la presidencia de la Nación Argentina.
  • 1981 – Sandra Sanchez was born in Washington, D. C. American actress.
  • 1981 – Jlloyd Samuel was born. West Indian-born footballer.
  • 1982 – The Canada Act 1982 (U.K.) receives the Royal Assent by Queen Elizabeth II, setting the stage for the Queen of Canada to proclaim the Constitution Act, 1982 .
  • 1982 – Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney release their single Ebony and Ivory.
  • 1982 – Carl Orff dies (b. 10 July 1895). German composer.
  • 1983 – Vanessa Giácomo was born in Volta Redonda, Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian actress .
  • 1983 – Justin Tuck was born. NFL football player.
  • 1984 – Valentine Rei was born. Russian TV personality
  • 1984 – The Baltimore Colts of the NFL moved to Indianapolis in the middle of the night.
  • 1985 – A Mesquita de Lisboa é inaugurada.
  • 1985 – Acuerdo entre España y la Comunidad Europea para la integración de España.
  • 1985 – George Peter Murdock dies (b. 11 May 1897). American anthropologist who specialized in comparative ethnology, the ethnography of African and Oceanic peoples, and social theory.
  • 1986 – Astrit Hasani was born. Professional table-tennis player Kosova .
  • 1989 – Se inauguran las obras de restauración del museo Louvre incluyendo la nueva pirámide de acceso.
  • 1991 – Lee Atwater dies (b. 1951). Republican advisor.
  • 1992 – Paul Henreid dies (b. 1908). Actor.
  • 1992 – La policía francesa detiene a los tres máximos dirigentes de ETA.
  • 1993 – Catherine Callbeck becomes Premier of Prince Edward Island and Canada‘s first female premier.
  • 1993 – Edouard Balladur becomes Prime Minister of France.
  • 1994 – O governo da Guatemala e guerrilheiros rebeldes assinam um tratado de direitos humanos simbolizando a esperança de um breve fim da guerra civil que já durava 33 anos.
  • 1997 – Norman Wingate Pirie dies (b. 1 July 1907). British biochemist and virologist who collaborated with Frederick Bawden to demonstrate that the genetic material found in viruses is RNA.
  • 1997 – Ruth Sager dies (b.7 Feb 1918).American cellular geneticist whose research (1950’s – 60’s) altered the prevailing view about where genetic material was within the cell. In particular, she recognized that a second set of genes were found outside of the cell’s nucleus.
  • 1998 – Vasco da Gama Bridge in Lisbon, Portugal is inaugurated / A Ponte Vasco da Gama que liga Lisboa a Seixal foi inaugurada pelo Presidente da República Portuguesa, Jorge Sampaio, a 29 de Março de 1998.
  • 1998 – Paulo Ubiratan morre no Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (ataque coração) ( b. 14 Jan 1947). Director de novelas e actor [ “Por Amor” (1997) ; A Indomada” (1997) , “Anjo de Mim” (1996) “O Fim do Mundo” (1996) “Tropicaliente” (1994) “Pedra Sobre Pedra” (1992) “Tieta” (1989) “O Salvador da Pátria” (1989) “Roda de Fogo” (1986) “Roque Santeiro” (1985) “Sétimo Sentido” (1982) “Baila Comigo” (1981) “Coração Alado” (1980) “Água Viva” (1980) “Feijão Maravilha” (1979) “Sinal de Alerta” (1978) e muitas outras ].
  • 1998 – Athelstan Frederick Spilhaus dies (b. 25 Nov 1911).South African-born American geophysicist and inventor.
  • 1999 – Atiana de la Hoya was born. Reality TV star; daughter of Shanna Moakler and Oscar de la Hoya
  • 1999 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 10006.78 – above the 10,000 mark for the first time ever.
  • 1999 – Joe Williams dies (b. 1918). Jazz singer.
  • 2001 – Helge Ingstad dies (b. 1899). Explorer.
  • 2001 – A chartered Gulfstream III jet crashes into a hillside during approach into Aspen, Colorado, killing 18 people.
  • 2003 – The Baldin Collection goes on display at Moscow’s Museum of Architecture. The 362 drawings and 2 paintings were taken in 1945 from Germany by Viktor Baldin, a soldier of the conquering Red Army.
  • 2003 – Dr. Carlo Urbani dies (b. 1956). Discoverer of SARS
  • 2003 – For the first time, US servicemen are killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq. The four soldiers died at a checkpoint near Najaf at the hands of someone described bas a non-commissioned officer in the Iraqi army.
  • 2004 – Alistair Cooke dies (b. 1908). Television host.
  • 2004 – Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join NATO as full members.
  • 2004 – The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.
  • 2006 – Predicted total solar eclipse.
 

On this day in History – Mar. 29

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  • 0537 – Vigilius was consecrated and enthroned as Pope, replacing Silverius.
  • 1058 – Pope Stephen X dies.
  • 1249 – A cidade de Faro foi conquistada aos Mouros pelo Rei D. Afonso III .
  • 1461 – Wars of the Roses: Battle of Towton – Edward of York defeats Queen Margaret to become King Edward IV of England. Margarida de Anjou run away from England and Henrique VI is made prisioner in Tower of London .
  • 1561 – Santorio Santorio was born (d. 22 Feb 1636). Italian physician who made the first systematic study of basal metabolism. In his research, he was also the first to employ instruments of precision and to apply quantitative experimental research techniques in the practice of medicine.
  • 1584 – Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron was born (d. 1648). English general.
  • 1602 – John Lightfoot was born (d. 1675). English churchman.
  • 1629 – Jacob (or Jacques) de Gheyn II dies (b. 1565). Dutch draftsman, engraver, and painter.
  • 1631 (burial) Jorge Manuel Theotocopoulos (or Theotocopouli), dies. Toledo Spanish painter and architect born in 1578, son of Doménikos Theotokópoulos “El Greco” [1541 – 07 Apr 1614] and Doña Jerónima de Las Cuevas, who were not married.
  • 1638 – Swedish colonists establish first settlement in Delaware, called New Sweden.
  • 1713 – John Ponsonby was born (d. 1789). Irish politician.
  • 1758 – Scott-Pierre-Nicolas Legrand de Lérant, was born (d. 11 may 1829). French artist.
  • 1769 – Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult was born (d. 1851). French marshal.
  • 1772 – Emanuel Swedenborg dies (b. 1688). Swedish philosopher and mathematician.
  • 1788 – As Fábricas e Manufacturas das três comarcas de Portalegre, Fundão e Covilhã são entregues a particulares.
  • 1790 – John Tyler was born (d. 1862). 10th President of the United States
  • 1792 – King Gustav III of Sweden dies after being shot in the back at a midnight masquerade at Stockholm‘s Royal Opera just 13 days earlier. He is succeeded by Gustav IV Adolf.
  • 1794 – Marie-Jean Antoine de Condorcet dies (b. 1743). Marquis de Condorcet, French enciclopedist, mathematicien, philosopher and politician.
  • 1799 – New York passes a law aimed at gradually abolishing slavery in the state .
  • 1802 – Johann Moritz (or Juan Mauricio) Rugendas, dies of a heart attack. German painter who is noted particularly for his drawings and paintings of Brazil and other Latin American countries.
  • 1806 – Construction authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway.
  • 1809 – King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden abdicated after a coup d’état. At the Diet of Porvoo, Finland‘s four Estates pledge allegiance to Alexander I of Russia, commencing the secession of the Grand Duchy of Finland from Sweden.
  • 1809 – Portugal: Desastre da Ponte das Barcas: durante a II Invasão Francesa, o exército comandado pelo marechal Soult consegue entrar na cidade do Porto; a população foge pelo sul da cidade através da antiga Ponte das Barcas que ruindo vitimou milhares de pessoas.
  • 1812 – Johann Friedrick Dryander dies (b. 26 Apr 1756). German artist.
  • 1815 – Jane Austen completes her novel Emma.
  • 1819 – Edwin Laurentine Drake was born (d. 8 Nov 1880). American driller of the first productive oil well near Titusville, Pennsylvania, that launched the modern U.S. petroleum industry .
  • 1819 – Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise was born. Founder of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and the Hebrew Union College.
  • 1824 – Ludwig Büchner was born (d.30 Apr 1899).German physician and philosopher who became one of the most popular exponents of 19th-century scientific materialism. He wrote many works to disseminate knowledge of the natural sciences.
  • 1826 – Wilhelm Liebknecht was born (d. 1900). German journalist and politician.
  • 1826 – Johann Heinrich Voß dies (b. 1751). German poet.
  • 1829 – Muere el Brig. Gral. Cornelio Saavedra, jefe del Regimiento de Patricios y presidente de la Primera Junta de Gobierno de Argentina.
  • 1830 – Criação da primeira Escola Veterinária Portuguesa, por diploma de D. Miguel.
  • 1831 – Great Bosnian uprising: Bosniak rebel against Turkey
  • 1833 – Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach was born. Jurist.
  • 1835 – Gustaf Zander was born (d. 1920). Physician.
  • 1847 – Mexican-American War: United States forces led by General Winfield Scott take Veracruz after a siege.
  • 1848 – An upstream ice jam stops almost all water flow over Niagara Falls.
  • Inauguração da Estrada de Ferro Central do Brasil,(antiga Cia. de Estrada de Ferro D.PedroII), ligando o Rio de Janeiro até a Vila de Queimados (48,1Km – 5 estações), em 1858;
  • 1849 – The United Kingdom annexes the Punjab .
  • 1853 – Elihu Thomson was born (d. 13 Mar 1937). U.S. electrical engineer and inventor whose discoveries in the field of alternating current phenomena led to the development of successful alternating current motors .
  • 1857 – Sepoy Mangal Pandey of the 34th Regiment, Bengal Native Infantry revolts against the British rule in India and inspires a long-drawn War of Independence of 1857 also known as the Sepoy Mutiny.
  • 1865 – El Gobierno paraguayo declara la guerra a Argentina.
  • 1867 – Se dicta la primera constitución de Canadá.
  • 1867 – Queen Victoria gives Royal Assent to the British North America Act which establishes the Dominion of Canada on July 1.
  • 1867 – Cy Young was born (d. 1955). Baseball Hall of Famer.
  • 1869 – Ales Hrdlicka was born (d. 5 Sep 1943). Czechoslovakian-American physical anthropologist known for his studies of Neanderthal man and his theory of the migration of American Indians from Asia.
  • 1871 – The Royal Albert Hall is opened by Queen Victoria.
  • 1873 – Tullio Levi-Civita was born (d. 29 Dec 1941).Italian mathematician who was one of the founders of absolute differential calculus (tensor analysis) which had applications to the theory of relativity.
  • 1873 – Francesco Zantedeschi, dies (b.1797). Italian priest and physicist.
  • 1874 – Lou Hoover was born (d. 1944). First Lady of the United States.
  • 1877 – Alexander Carl Heinrich Braun dies (b.10 May 1805).German botanist who was the most highly regarded botanist of the “nature philosophy” school, a doctrine which attempted to explain natural phenomena in terms of the speculative theories that dominated early 19th-century German science .
  • 1879 – Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Kambula: British forces defeat 20,000 Zulus.
  • 1879 – Tschaikovski’s opera “Yevgeni Onegin” premieres in Moscow .
  • 1882 – The Knights of Columbus are established.
  • 1885 – Un ejército guatemalteco capitaneado por el presidente, José María Reina Barrios, penetra en territorio salvadoreño.
  • 1885 – Una escuadra francesa se apodera de las islas de los Pescadores, tras un combate con la flota china.
  • 1886 – The first batch of Coca Cola was brewed over a fire in a backyard in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. John Pemberton had created the concoction as a cure for “hangover,” stomach ache and headache. He advertised it as a “brain tonic and intellectual beverage,” and first sold it to the public a few weeks later on 8 May. Coke contained cocaine as an ingredient until 1904, when the drug was banned by Congress.
  • 1889 – Warner Baxter was born (d. 1951). American actor.
  • 1890 – Sir Harold Spencer Jones was born (d. 3 Nov 1960). English astronomer who was 10th astronomer royal of England (1933–55). His work was devoted to fundamental positional astronomy.
  • 1891 – Yvan Goll was born († 1950). French-German lyricist and dramatist.
  • 1891 – Georges Pierre Seurat dies (b. 02 Dec 1859). French Pointillist painter.
  • 1892 – József Cardinal Mindszenty was born (d. 1975). Hungarian Catholic cardinal.
  • 1892 – Sir William Bowman dies (b.20 Jul 1816).(1st Baronet) was an English surgeon and histologist who obtained a European reputation for medical research long before he was thirty years of age .
  • 1895 – Anne Redpath was born. Scottish painter.
  • 1895 – Ernst Jünger was born († 1998). German author.
  • 1897 – Ruby Muhammad was born. American wife of Elijah Muhammad
  • 1899- Lavrenty Beria was born (d. 1953). Soviet Communist leader.
  • 1900 – John McEwen was born (d. 1980). Eighteenth Prime Minister of Australia.
  • 1900 – Charles Elton was born (d. 1 May 1991). English biologist credited with describing the “sociology and economy of animals,” thus outlining the basic principles of modern animal ecology. He thought of the “community” as a group of species related through the food chains.
  • 1901 – Andrija Maurovic was born (d. 1981). Croatian illustrator.
  • 1901 – Carl Barks was born (d. 2000). American cartoonist.
  • 1902 – Marcel Aymé was born (d. 1967). French narrator and dramatist, humorist and satirist.
  • 1902 – William Walton was born (d. 1983). English composer.
  • 1903 – Gustavus Swift was born (b. 24 Jun 1839). American manufacturer and inventor of the first refrigerated railroad cars. These improved his handling of the supply of beef from western states to the Chicago meat company of which he was a partner .
  • 1905 –Edward Burra was born in England (d. 22 Oct 1976). Surrealist painter, illustrator, and stage designer.
  • 1905 – Philip Ahn was born (d. 1978). Korean-American actor.
  • 1906 – Slava Raskaj dies (b. 1878). Painter.
  • 1908 – La Cámara de los Comunes británica concede el derecho de voto a las mujeres.
  • 1908 – Arthur O’Connell was born (d. 1981). American actor.
  • 1908 – Dennis O’Keefe was born (d. 1968). American actor.
  • 1911 – Brigitte Horney was born (d. 1988). German actress.
  • 1911 – Designed by John Browning, the M1911 semi-automatic handgun became the standard-issue handgun in the United States Army, and was subsequently widely used in World War I, World War II and the Korean War.
  • 1911 – Criação em Portugal do ensino infantil para ambos os sexos.
  • 1912 – Robert Falcon Scott dies (b. 1868). Explorer.
  • 1912 – Hanna Reitsch was born (d. 1979). German aviator.
  • 1913 – Tony Zale was born (d. 1997). American boxeur who was World champion.
  • 1913 – R. S. Thomas was born (d. 2000). Welsh poet.
  • 1916 – Eugene McCarthy was born (d. 1916). U.S. senator
  • 1918 – Sam Walton was born (d. 1992). American businessman, founder of Wal-Mart.
  • 1918 – Pearl Bailey was born (d. 1990). American singer and actress.
  • 1919 – Eileen Heckart was born (d. 2001). American actress.
  • 1921 – John Burroughs dies (b. 3 Apr 1837). American naturalist and author who lived and wrote after the manner of Henry David Thoreau. Burroughs studyied and celebrated nature in his many essays and books.
  • 1927 – John Robert Vane was born (d. 19 Nov 2004). English biochemist, who shared the 1982 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (with Sune K. Bergström and Bengt Ingemar Samuelsson of Sweden) for their isolation, identification, and analysis of prostaglandins.
  • 1927 – John McLaughlin was born. American political commentator.
  • 1927 – John Robert Vane was born (d. 2004). English pharmacologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
  • 1929 – Lennart Meri was born. President of Estonia.
  • 1930 – Heinrich Brüning is appointed German Reichskanzler.
  • 1930 – Nascimento de Lima Duarte (Aryclenes Venâncio Martins), grande ator brasileiro, em Desemboque- MG, no ano de 1930;
  • 1931 – Aleksei Gubarev was born. Cosmonaut.
  • 1931 – George Amos Dorsey dies (b. 6 Feb 1868). U.S. ethnographer of North American Indians, especially the Mandan tribe.
  • 1932 – American comedian Jack Benny makes his radio debut.
  • 1934 – Otto Hermann Kahn, dies, millionaire and benefactor (b. 1867).
  • 1935 – Sir Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer, dies (b. 2 Jun 1850).English physiologist, one of the founders of endocrinology and inventor of the prone-pressure method (Schafer method) of artificial respiration adopted by the Royal Life Saving Society.
  • 1936 – In Germany, dictator Hitler receives 99% of the votes in a referendum to ratify Germany’s illegal reoccupation of the Rhineland, receiving 44.5 million votes out of 45.5 million registered voters. In 1933 all political parties and political liberty had been abolished.
  • 1936 – Judith Guest was born. American author.
  • 1936 – Mogens Camre was born. Danish politician.
  • 1937 – Billy Carter was born (d. 1988). Presidential brother.
  • 1937 – Karol Szymanowski dies (b. 1882). Polish composer.
  • 1939 – Terence Hill was born in Venice, Veneto. Italian actor ( Lo chiamavano Trinità (1971) …. Trinity… aka My Name Is Trinity ) .
  • 1939 – Fernanda de Figueiredo nasce em Lisboa. Actriz. [ (A Cruz de Ferro ou “The Iron Cross” (1968) ; Domingo à Tarde ou “Sunday Afternoon” (1966); Fado Corrido (1964); 9 Rapazes e 1 Cão (1964)] .
  • 1939 – Alfredo Tropa, nasce no Porto. Realizador de cinema e televisão português. Produtor. (O Maioral (1985) Ao Pensar em Electrónica (1980) Barbara (1980/II) Made In – II (1980) O Povo e a Arte (1975) Povo e o Barro, O (1975) Povo e o Futuro, O (1975) Pedro Só (1972) … aka Just Peter (International: English title) Dois Pisos (1970) A Mulher e a Roda (1970) Águas Vivas (1969) Minuto Zero (1968) Num Mar de Moliço (1966). Ou Inverno ou… (1965) O Inverno (1964). Noël 1721 (1964) Deligny en mai (1963) Os Transportes (1962) Uma Nova Universidade (1961) Biopsie, La (1960) Inundações (1960) Portuguese Men of the Sea (1957).
  • 1940 – Ray Davis was born. American musician (P-Funk) .
  • 1940 – Cantwell v. Connecticut: The Supreme Court would rule that a statute requiring a license to solicit for religious purposes was a prior restraint that vested the state with excessive power in determining which groups must obtain a license.
  • 1941 – World War II: British Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy forces intercepted those of the Italian Regia Marina off the Peloponnesus coast of Greece in the Battle of Cape Matapan.
  • 1941 – 80% of American AM radio stations change frequencies under the terms of NARBA.
  • 1941 – Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr. was born. American astrophysicist, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate
  • 1942 – Miguel Hernández dies in prison (b. 1910). Spanish poet and dramatist.
  • 1943 – Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou, aka Vangelis, new age musician .
  • 1943 – Eric Idle was born. English actor, writer, composer (Monty Python’s Flying Circus) .
  • 1943 – John Major was born. Prime Minister of the United Kingdom .
  • 1943 – Vangelis Papathanassiou was born in Volos, Greece. Vangelis is a composer and performer who works almost exclusively with… Vangelis is a composer and performer who works almost exclusively with electronic instruments. He is probably most well know for his “Chariots of Fire” and “Blade Runner” soundtracks or for the tracks used in the “Cosmos” television series. He has been involved in many musical collaborations, the most famous that with Jon Anderson.
  • 1944 – Eduardo Prado Coelho was born. Portuguese essayst and critic.
  • 1944 – Denny McLain was born. Baseball pitcher.
  • 1944 – Terry Jacks Canadian musician, songwriter, and activist.
  • 1945 – Walt Frazier was born. American basketball player.
  • 1945 – As tropas soviéticas entraram na Áustria .
  • 1945 – World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.
  • 1946 – El Gobierno argentino niega las acusaciones del Gobierno estadounidense de haber ayudado a Alemania en la Segunda Guerra Mundial.
  • 1948 – Bud Cort was born. American actor.
  • 1949 – Michael Brecker was born. American jazz saxophonist.
  • 1950 – Bud Cort was born. Actor .
  • 1951 – Red Scare: Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.
  • 1952 – Teofilo Stevenson was born. Cuban boxer.
  • 1953 – A fire at a nursing home in Largo, Florida kills 35 people.
  • 1954 – Karen Ann Quinlan was born (d. 1985). American right-to-die cause célèbre.
  • 1955 – Christopher Lawford was born. American actor.
  • 1955 – Earl Campbell was born. American football star .
  • 1955 – Jorge Fernando (Jorge Fernando de Medeiros Rebello) was born in Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian actor.
  • 1956 – Kurt Thomas was born. American gymnist .
  • 1957 – Christophe Lambert was born. French actor (Greystoke, Highlander) .
  • 1959 – Perry Farrell was born. American musician (“Jane’s Addiction“, “Porno for Pyros“) .
  • 1958 – Pedro Bial was born in Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian actor and presenter.
  • 1959 – Barthelemy Boganda dies (b. 4 Apr 1910). First President of the Central African Republic
  • 1960 – Marina Sirtis was born. Actress (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • 1961 – The Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, allowing residents of Washington, DC to vote in presidential elections.
  • 1964 – Elle Macpherson was born. Australian model.
  • 1965 – Griswold v. Connecticut : Connecticut’s laws against distribution of contraceptives and contraceptive information to married couples are struck down, with the Court relying on earlier precedent involving the rights of people to make decisions about their families and procreation as a legitimate sphere of privacy.
  • 1967 – Brian Jordan was born. Baseball player.
  • 1967 – John Popper was born. American musician (Blues Traveler)
  • 1968 – Lucy Lawless was born. New Zeakland actress (Xena: Warrior Princess) and singer .
  • 1969 – In Madrid, Spain, four different performers tie for first place at the fourteenth Eurovision Song Contest. The medals are shared by Spain’s Salomé singing “Vivo cantando” (I live singing), United Kingdom’s Lulu singing “Boom Bang-a-bang”, Netherlands’ Lenny Kuhr singing “De troubadour” (The troubadour), and France’s Frida Boccara singing “Un jour, un enfant” (One day, a child…) .
  • 1971 – My Lai massacre: Lt. William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison.
  • 1971 – A Los Angeles, California jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers.
  • 1972 – El Gobierno de Bolivia anuncia la expulsión del país de 199 diplomáticos soviéticos en el plazo de una semana.
  • 1972 – Rui Costa was born. Portuguese footballer.
  • 1972 – Lord J. Arthur Rank dies (b. 1888). Movie theater owner.
  • 1973 – Vietnam War: The last United States soldiers leave South Vietnam.
  • 1974 – NASA‘s Mariner 10 becomes the first spaceprobe to fly by Mercury. It was launched on November 3, 1973.
  • 1974 – Manuel Santos Carvalho, morre no Porto (n. 17 Jun 1891 Lisboa, Portugal). Actor [ Passarinho da Ribeira (1960); Madragoa (1952); A Menina da Rádio (1944); O Costa do Castelo (1943); A Canção de Lisboa (1933); Aldeia da Roupa Branca (1938)].
  • 1976 – Jennifer Capriati was born. American professional tennis player.
  • 1980 – Mantovani dies (b. 15 Nov 1905). Italian musician arranger, conductor.
  • 1981 – First running of the London Marathon .
  • 1981 – El Tte.Gral. Roberto Eduardo Viola asume la presidencia de la Nación Argentina.
  • 1981 – Sandra Sanchez was born in Washington, D. C. American actress.
  • 1981 – Jlloyd Samuel was born. West Indian-born footballer.
  • 1982 – The Canada Act 1982 (U.K.) receives the Royal Assent by Queen Elizabeth II, setting the stage for the Queen of Canada to proclaim the Constitution Act, 1982 .
  • 1982 – Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney release their single Ebony and Ivory.
  • 1982 – Carl Orff dies (b. 10 July 1895). German composer.
  • 1983 – Vanessa Giácomo was born in Volta Redonda, Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian actress .
  • 1983 – Justin Tuck was born. NFL football player.
  • 1984 – Valentine Rei was born. Russian TV personality
  • 1984 – The Baltimore Colts of the NFL moved to Indianapolis in the middle of the night.
  • 1985 – A Mesquita de Lisboa é inaugurada.
  • 1985 – Acuerdo entre España y la Comunidad Europea para la integración de España.
  • 1985 – George Peter Murdock dies (b. 11 May 1897). American anthropologist who specialized in comparative ethnology, the ethnography of African and Oceanic peoples, and social theory.
  • 1986 – Astrit Hasani was born. Professional table-tennis player Kosova .
  • 1989 – Se inauguran las obras de restauración del museo Louvre incluyendo la nueva pirámide de acceso.
  • 1991 – Lee Atwater dies (b. 1951). Republican advisor.
  • 1992 – Paul Henreid dies (b. 1908). Actor.
  • 1992 – La policía francesa detiene a los tres máximos dirigentes de ETA.
  • 1993 – Catherine Callbeck becomes Premier of Prince Edward Island and Canada‘s first female premier.
  • 1993 – Edouard Balladur becomes Prime Minister of France.
  • 1994 – O governo da Guatemala e guerrilheiros rebeldes assinam um tratado de direitos humanos simbolizando a esperança de um breve fim da guerra civil que já durava 33 anos.
  • 1997 – Norman Wingate Pirie dies (b. 1 July 1907). British biochemist and virologist who collaborated with Frederick Bawden to demonstrate that the genetic material found in viruses is RNA.
  • 1997 – Ruth Sager dies (b.7 Feb 1918).American cellular geneticist whose research (1950’s – 60’s) altered the prevailing view about where genetic material was within the cell. In particular, she recognized that a second set of genes were found outside of the cell’s nucleus.
  • 1998 – Vasco da Gama Bridge in Lisbon, Portugal is inaugurated / A Ponte Vasco da Gama que liga Lisboa a Seixal foi inaugurada pelo Presidente da República Portuguesa, Jorge Sampaio, a 29 de Março de 1998.
  • 1998 – Paulo Ubiratan morre no Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (ataque coração) ( b. 14 Jan 1947). Director de novelas e actor [ “Por Amor” (1997) ; A Indomada” (1997) , “Anjo de Mim” (1996) “O Fim do Mundo” (1996) “Tropicaliente” (1994) “Pedra Sobre Pedra” (1992) “Tieta” (1989) “O Salvador da Pátria” (1989) “Roda de Fogo” (1986) “Roque Santeiro” (1985) “Sétimo Sentido” (1982) “Baila Comigo” (1981) “Coração Alado” (1980) “Água Viva” (1980) “Feijão Maravilha” (1979) “Sinal de Alerta” (1978) e muitas outras ].
  • 1998 – Athelstan Frederick Spilhaus dies (b. 25 Nov 1911).South African-born American geophysicist and inventor.
  • 1999 – Atiana de la Hoya was born. Reality TV star; daughter of Shanna Moakler and Oscar de la Hoya
  • 1999 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 10006.78 – above the 10,000 mark for the first time ever.
  • 1999 – Joe Williams dies (b. 1918). Jazz singer.
  • 2001 – Helge Ingstad dies (b. 1899). Explorer.
  • 2001 – A chartered Gulfstream III jet crashes into a hillside during approach into Aspen, Colorado, killing 18 people.
  • 2003 – The Baldin Collection goes on display at Moscow’s Museum of Architecture. The 362 drawings and 2 paintings were taken in 1945 from Germany by Viktor Baldin, a soldier of the conquering Red Army.
  • 2003 – Dr. Carlo Urbani dies (b. 1956). Discoverer of SARS
  • 2003 – For the first time, US servicemen are killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq. The four soldiers died at a checkpoint near Najaf at the hands of someone described bas a non-commissioned officer in the Iraqi army.
  • 2004 – Alistair Cooke dies (b. 1908). Television host.
  • 2004 – Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join NATO as full members.
  • 2004 – The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.
  • 2006 – Predicted total solar eclipse.
 

O Papão Barcelona precisou dos favores do árbitro inglês para empatar com o Benfica Março 28, 2006

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Benfica 0 – 0 Barcelona

E só o árbitro não deixou que o milagre acontecesse

Na primeira parte grande superioridade dos catalães com os encarnados muito nervosos sem construção ofensiva, os encarnados e Moretto teimaram em oferecer golos ao Barcelona e estes a desperdiçarem. Cinco grandes oportunidades desperdiçadas com alguns milagres de Moretto, que tanto falhava a jogar com os pés como a seguir fazia defesas impossíveis.

Na segunda parte com o Benfica a reaparecer com Miccoli em vez de Robert, logo nos segundos iniciais Miccoli isola-se em posição regular e o assistente assinala (mal) off-side. Ainda o Barcelona a mandar duas bolas aos postes na sequencia de um canto e a partir dos 15-20 minutos, quem diria aparece o Benfica a mandar no jogo a empurrar o Barcelona para a defesa e a criar por sua vez oportunidades de marcar. Após jogada pela esquerda de Miccoli a bola é afastada e a recarga é travada com o braço dum defesa mas em posição natural, só que o proteccionismo inglês aos craques do Barcelona atingiu o auge quando um cruzamento de Simão é cortado pelo braço todo estendido de Motta num penalty inapelável que o assistente e o árbitro inglês (parece que em vingança da eliminação do Manchester United e do Liverpool) não quiseram ver.

Nos últimos minutos com o Barcelona já sem Deco e sem Larson substituidos por Giuly e Gabri o Benfica esteve por mais de uma vez perto de ganhar com Simão a obrigar Valdez a defender.

No cômputo geral com esta segunda parte o Benfica equilibrou as estatísticas (5-7 em oportunidades de golo e paradoxalmente termina em 0-0) e com o penalty que devia ter sido marcado o Benfica até poderia ter ganho.

Árbitro: Stephen Bennett (Inglaterra)

BENFICA – Moretto; Ricardo Rocha, Luisão, Anderson e Léo; Beto, Petit e Manuel Fernandes; Simão, Geovanni (Karagounis, 67 m) e Laurent Robert (Miccoli, 46 m).

BARCELONA – Valdés; Belletti, Oleguer, Motta e Gio; Iniesta, Van Bommel e Deco (Gabri, 75 m); Larsson (Giuly, 75 m), Eto´o e Ronaldinho Gaúcho.

Resultado final: 0-0

Cartão amarelo a Iniesta, Miccoli, Deco e Belletti.

 

On this day in History – Mar. 28

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  • 0193 – Pertinax is assassinated by Praetorian Guards, who then sells the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus (b. 0126). Roman Emperor.
  • 0364 – Roman Emperor Valentinian I appoints his brother Flavius Valens co-emperor.
  • 0845 – Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving.
  • 1239 – Emperor Go-Toba of Japan dies (b. 1180)
  • 1285 – Pope Martin IV dies (b. c. 1210).
  • 1472 – Fra Bartolommeo was born (d. 1517). Italian artist, a prominent exponent of the High Renaissance style in early 16th-century Florence whose works include God the Father with SS. Catherine of Siena and Mary Magdalene (1509).
  • 1483 – Raphael was born in Urbino. Italian painter and architect. Rebuilt St Peters
  • 1496 – Mary Tudor was born (d. 1533). Queen of Louis XII of France.
  • 1515 – Saint Teresa of Avila, Teresa de Jesus (St. Theresa) was born. Spanish Carmelite nun, mystic writer, saint and poet.
  • 1522 – Albert the Warlike was born (d. 1557). Prince of Bayreuth.
  • 1556 – Philip II, Charles V’s son, was crowned king of Spain.
  • 1563 – Heinrich Glarean dies (b. 1488). Swiss music theorist.
  • 1566 – Sigismund von Herberstein dies (b. 1486). Austrian diplomat and historian.
  • 1569 – Ranuccio Farnese I was born (d. 1622). Duke of Parma.
  • 1592 – Jan Ámos Komenský (Comenius) was born (d. 1670). Czech writer, educator and bishop of Unity of the Brethren
  • 1599 – Witte Corneliszoon de With was born (d. 1658). Dutch naval officer.
  • 1609 – King Frederick III of Denmark was born (d. 1670).
  • 1652 – Samuel Sewall was born (d. 1730). English-born judge.
  • 1660 – George I was born. King of Great Britain.
  • 1673 – Adam Pijnacker was biried. Dutch landscape painter and etcher.
  • 1677 – Wenzel Hollar dies (b. 13 Jul 1607). Bohemian etcher whose works are a rich source of information about the 17th century.
  • 1687 – Constantijn Huygens dies (b. 1596). Dutch diplomat, poet and composer (Bluebottles).
  • 1698 – Mombaça foi conquistada pelos árabes .
  • 1712 – Foi proibido o envio de degredados para o Brasil.
  • 1725 – Andrew Kippis was born (d. 1795). English non-conformist clergyman and biographer.
  • 1737 – Francesco Zanetti was born. Composer.
  • 1749 – Morte de Manuel de Azevedo Fortes, engenheiro-mor do Reino, e matemático .
  • 1760 – Thomas Clarkson was born. American abolicionist.
  • 1766 – Joseph Weigl was born. Austrian composer and conductor (Emmeline).
  • 1776 – Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco.
  • 1791 – Um alvará anunciou a abertura de diversas estradas no reino português, incluindo a que ligaria Lisboa ao Porto.
  • 1793 – Henry Rowe Schoolcraft was born (d. 10 Dec 1864). American explorer and ethnologist noted for his discovery of the source of the Mississippi River (1832) in a lake in northern Minnesota which he named Lake Itasca, from the Latin words caput (head) and veritas (true).
  • 1794 – Marquis de Condorcet dies (b. 1743). French mathematician, pilosopher, and political scientist.
  • 1794 – Allies under the prince of Coburg defeated French forces at Le Cateau.
  • 1795 – Partitions of Poland: The Duchy of Courland, a northern fief of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, ceases to exist and becomes part of Imperial Russia.
  • 1797 – Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire patented a device we commonly call the washing machine.
  • 1798 – António de Araújo de Azevedo, diplomata português preso pelas autoridades da República francesa, é expulso de França.
  • 1802 – Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man.
  • 1810 – Alexandre Herculano was born. Portuguese writer (d. 14 Sep 1877) / Nascia o escritor Alexandre Herculano (m. 14 Set 1877). Historiador, poeta e romancista, preocupou-se sempre com a reconstituição histórica. Foi também um dos grandes nomes do Romantismo português.
  • 1819 – Sir Joseph Bazalgette was born (d. 15 Mar 1891). English civil engineer who designed the main drainage system for London.
  • 1828 – William Thornton dies (b. 20 May 1759). British-born American architect, inventor, and public official, best known as the creator of the original design for the Capitol at Washington, D.C.
  • 1834 – For the first time in history, The United States Senate censures a President declaring that Andrew Jackson inappropriately removed federal deposits from the Second Bank of the United States.
  • 1837 – Willy Kühne was born (d. 10 June 1900). German physiologist known for his researches on vision and the chemical changes occurring in the retina under the influence of light.
  • 1849 – Stephan Endlicher dies (b. 24 Jun 1804). Austrian botanist who formulated a major system of plant classification.
  • 1851 – Bernardino Machado was born (d. 1944). Portuguese President.
  • 1854 – Crimean War: United Kingdom and France declare war on Russia.
  • 1860 – First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka broke out.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: Battle of Glorieta Pass – In New Mexico, Union forces succeed in stopping the Confederate invasion of New Mexico territory. The battle began on March 26.
  • 1862 – Aristide Briand was born (d. 1932). French politician, premier of France, winner of the Nobel Prize in peace 1926.
  • 1866 – The first hospital ambulance went into service.
  • 1868 – Maxim Gorky was born (d. 1936). Russian author.
  • 1868 – James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan dies (b. 1797). British military leader
  • 1870 – George Henry Thomas dies (b.1816). American general.
  • 1871 – The Paris Commune is formally established in Paris.
  • 1871 – Willem Mengelberg was born (d. 1951). Dutch conductor.
  • 1874 – Peter Andreas Hansen dies (b. 8 Dec 1795). Danish astronomer whose most important work was the improvement of the theories and tables of the orbits of the principal bodies in the solar system .
  • 1878 – Willem Mengelberg was born (d. 1951). Dutch conductor.
  • 1881 – Modest Mussorgsky dies (b. 1839). Russian composer.
  • 1885 – The Salvation Army was officially organized in the U.S.
  • 1886 – Jarosla Novotny was born. Composer.
  • 1887 – Nace en Lérida (España) el pintor de tipos populares, de aire primitivista, Miguel Antonio Viladrich. (m. 5 Jul de 1956 en Buenos Aires).
  • 1890 – Paul Whiteman was born (d. 29 Dec 1967). Bandleader “King of Jazz” for popularizing a musical style that helped to introduce jazz to mainstream audiences during the 1920s and ’30s (Washboard Blues, Ol’ Man River, Felix the Cat, Heartache, Ain’t Misbehavin’).
  • 1892 – Corneille Heymans was born (d. 18 Jul 1968). Belgian physiologist who received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1938 for his discovery of the regulatory effect on respiration of sensory organs associated with the carotid artery in the neck and with the aortic arch leading from the heart.
  • 1895 – Spencer W. Kimball was born (d.1985). President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • 1897 – Victor Mills was born (d. 1 Nov 1997). American chemical engineer who invented Pampers disposable diapers.
  • 1897 – Sepp Herberger was born (d. 1977). German football coach.
  • 1899 – Harold B. Lee was born (d. 1973). President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1973).
  • 1899 – Gussie Busch was born. Brewer.
  • 1899 – Guglielmo Marconi first sent a wireless telegraph message between England and Europe.
  • 1902 – Dame Flora Robson was born (d. 1984). English actress.
  • 1902 – Jaromír Vejvoda was born (d. 1988). Czech composer.
  • 1903 – Rudolf Serkin was born (d. 1991). Austrian pianist.
  • 1903 – Charles Starrett was born (d. 1986). American actor.
  • 1903 – Jean-Maurice-Émile Baudot dies (b. 11 Sep 1845). French engineer who, in 1874, received a patent on a telegraph code that by the mid-20th century had supplanted Morse Code as the most commonly used telegraphic alphabet.
  • 1904 – Werner Bahlsen was born (d. 1985). Biscuit producer.
  • 1905 – Marlin Perkins was born (d. 1986). American naturalist and television host
  • 1905 – The radio fax was patented in the U.S. by Cornelius Ehret of Rosemont, Pennsylvania. His device was called “a system for transmitting intelligence.” However, faxing did not become a practical mode of communication until the 1920s, and high-speed faxes were not available until the 1940s.
  • 1909 – Nelson Algren was born (d. 1981). American writer.
  • 1910 – Frederick Baldwin Adams, Jr. was born (d. 2001). Bibliophile and director of the Pierpont Morgan Library.
  • 1910 – Jimmie Dodd was born (d. 1964). American television actor.
  • 1910 – Queen Ingrid of Denmark was born (d. 2000)
  • 1910 – Henri Fabre becomes the first person to fly a seaplane after taking off from a water runway near Martigues, France.
  • 1910 – The first seaplane took off from Martigues near Marseilles, France, designed by Frenchman Henri Fabre.
  • 1910 – Edouard Judas Colonne dies (b. 1838). French violinist.
  • 1913 – Guatemala becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1914 – Edmund Muskie was born (d. 1996). American politician.
  • 1915 – Jay Livingston was born (d. 2001). American composer and songwriter.
  • 1917 – The Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) was founded, these were Great Britain’s first official service women.
  • 1920 – Actors Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. and Mary Pickford marry.
  • 1920 – Thomas Masaryk was elected president of Czechoslovakia.
  • 1921 – Dirk Bogarde was born (d. 08 May 1999). English actor (Death in Venice, The Vision, A Bridge Too Far, …).
  • 1922 – Microfilm – Bradley A. Fiske of Washington, D.C., patented a microfilm reading device.
  • 1924 – Freddie Bartholomew was born (d.1992). Irish actor.
  • 1925 – Wilhelm Körner dies (b. 20 Apr 1839). German organic chemist who in 1874 showed how to determine the relative positions of two substituents, such as methyl, on the benzene ring.
  • 1928 – Alexandre Grothendieck was born. German-French mathematician who was awarded the Fields Medal in 1966 for his work in algebraic geometry.
  • 1928 – Zbigniew Brzezinski was born. U.S. National Security Advisor
  • 1929 – Democratic constitution goes into effect in Ecuador .
  • 1930 – Jerome Isaac Friedman was born. American physicist who, together with Richard E. Taylor and Henry W. Kendall, received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1990 for their joint experimental confirmation of the fundamental particles known as quarks.
  • 1930 – Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul and Ankara.
  • 1932 – Fundação do Real Zaragoza Club de Fútbol .
  • 1935 – Rocketry – Goddard used gyroscopes to control a rocket.
  • 1935 – Michael Parkinson was born. British broadcaster and talk show host.
  • 1936 – Mario Vargas Llosa was born. Peruvian author and politician (Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, Death in the Andes
  • 1939 – Spanish Civil War: Generalissimo Francisco Franco, leader of the Nationalist forces captured the capital city of Madrid en route to his overthrow of the democratic Spanish republic.
  • 1941 – World War II: Battle of Cape Matapan – In the Mediterranean Sea, British Admiral Andrew Browne Cunningham leads the Royal Navy in the destruction of three major Italian battleships and two destroyers.
  • 1941 – Jim Turner was born. American football player.
  • 1941 – Virginia Woolf commits suicide by drowning threwing herself into the River Ouse near her home in Sussex. Her body was never found (b. 1882). British novelist, essayist and critic .
  • 1942 – Neil Kinnock was born. British statesman.
  • 1942 – Mike Newell was born. British film director.
  • 1942 – Conrad Schumann was born (d. 1998). East German border guard.
  • 1942 – Jerry Sloan was born. American basketball coach.
  • 1942 – World War II: In occupied France, British naval forces raid the German-occupied port of St. Nazaire.
  • 1942 – Miguel Hernández dies (b. 1910). Spanish poet, death in prison.
  • 1943 – Sergei Rachmaninoff dies in Beverly Hills, California (b. 1873). Russian composer and pianist.
  • 1944 – Rick Barry was born. American basketball player.
  • 1944 – Ken Howard was born. American actor.
  • 1945 – The last V2 German rocket of World War II falls on London
  • 1946 – Cold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson-Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power. ~
  • 1947 – The last episode of the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century airs on radio.
  • 1948 – Dianne Weist was born. American Academy Award-winning actress: Hannah and Her Sisters [1986]; Bullets over Broadway, Radio Days, Edward Scissorhands, Little Man Tate, Footloose).
  • 1949 – Josephine Chaplin was born in Santa Monica, California, USA. Actress.
  • 1949 – Grigoraş Dinicu dies (b. 1889). Romanian composer and violinist.
  • 1951 – Karen Kain was born. Canadian ballerina .
  • 1953 – Melchior Ndadaye was born (d. 1993). First President of Burundi.
  • 1953 – Nydia Velázquez was born in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Politician. VER
  • 1953 – Jim Thorpe dies (b. 1887). American athlete.
  • 1955 – Reba McEntire was born. American country music singer and actress.
  • 1955 – John Alderdice was born. Northern Irish politician.
  • 1956 – April Margera was born. Bam Margera’s mother
  • 1956 – Nascimento em São Paulo – SP, Brasil, de Zizi Possi (Maria Izildinha Possi), cantora da MPB.
  • 1958 – W.C. Handy dies (b. 1873). American composer.
  • 1958 – Curt Hennig was born (d. 2003). American professional wrestler.
  • 1958 – Elisabeth Andreassen was born. Scandinavian singer.
  • 1959 – China dissolved Tibet’s government and installed Panchen Lama 11 days after Tibet uprising.
  • 1960 – Chris Barrie was born. British actor.
  • 1961 – Byron Scott was born. American basketball player
  • 1962 – Jure Franko, was born. Slovenian alpine skier.
  • 1964 – The first pirate radio station, Radio Caroline, is established.
  • 1965 – Thousands join Dr King in Alabama rally Martin Luther King leads protests to the steps of the state capital of Montgomery in Alabama.
  • 1968 – Iris Chang was born (d. 2004). American author
  • 1968 – Nasser Hussain was born. English cricketer.
  • 1969 – In London, Ringo Starr announces that there will be no more public appearances by the Beatles.
  • 1969 – Dwight D. Eisenhower dies (b. 1890) U.S. General of the Army, 34th President of the United States .
  • 1970 – Vince Vaughn was born. American actor.
  • 1970 – Joe Cocker played his first American concert. He entertained fans at Bill Graham’s Fillmore East in New York City.
  • 1971 – Mr. Cheeks was born. American rapper
  • 1974 – Mark King was born. English snooker player.
  • 1974 – Scott Mills was born. Radio 1 DJ.
  • 1975 – Richard Kelly was born. American film director.
  • 1977 – Portugal pede formalmente a sua integração na Comunidade Económica Europeia (CEE).
  • 1977 – 49th Academy Awards – “Rocky,” Peter Finch and Faye Dunaway win .
  • 1977 – Devon was born. Pornographic film actress .
  • 1978 – US Supreme Court hands down 5-3 decision in Stump v. Sparkman, 435 U.S. 349, a controversial case involving involuntary sterilization and judicial immunity.
  • 1978 – Dino Ciani dies (b. 1941). Italian pianist.
    1979 – Early election as Callaghan defeated Prime Minister James Callaghan loses a parliamentary vote of confidence by a minority of one – forcing him to call an early general election.
  • 1979 – In Pennsylvania, a pump in the reactor cooling system fails at Three Mile Island, resulting in the evaporation of some contaminated water causing a nuclear meltdown.
  • 1979 – Emmett Kelly dies (b. 1898). American circus clown (Weary Willy)
  • 1980 – Luke Walton was born. NBA player.
  • 1980 – Dick Haymes dies (b. 1918). Argentine-born singer.
  • 1981 – Julia Stiles was born. American actress.
  • 1982 – William Giauque dies (b.12 May 1895). Canadian-born American physical chemist and winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1949 for his studies of the properties of matter at temperatures close to absolute zero.
  • 1982 – Voters in El Salvador went to the polls for a constituent assembly election that resulted in victory for the Christian Democrats, led by President Jose Napoleon Duarte.
  • 1985 – Marc Chagall dies at 97. French painter. / Morre o pintor Marc Chagall, em St. Paul de Vence, França (n. 7 Jul 1887).
  • 1985 – Fallece en Buenos Aires el poeta, ensayista, pintor, ceramista y traductor Lysandro Z.D. Galtier ( “Luz de pampa” , “Penumbra lúcida” y ensayo “Carlos de Soussens y la bohemia porteña”). Nació en 6 Out 1901.
  • 1987 – Maria Augusta von Trapp dies. Austrian-born singer (Trapp Family Singers)
  • 1987 – Patrick Troughton dies (b. 1920). British actor.
  • 1990 – President George H. W. Bush presents Jesse Owens with the Congressional Gold Medal.
  • 1993 – Chinese Premier Li Peng won a second term.
  • 1993 – Alfredo Hlito dies in Buenos Aires (b. 1923). Argentine vanguardist painter
  • 1993 – 13th Golden Raspberry Awards: Shining Through wins .
  • 1994 – Silvio Berlusconi foi eleito primeiro-ministro italiano .
  • 1994 – In South Africa, Zulus and African National Congress supporters battle in central Johannesburg resulting in eighteen deaths.
  • 1994 – Eugène Ionesco dies (b.1912) . Playwright.
  • 1995 – World’s largest bank-Japan’s Mitsubishi Bank and Bank of Tokyo merge.
  • 1995 – Hugh O’Connor dies (b. 1962). American actor.
  • 1996 – Angelina Jolie gets married with Jonny Lee Miller.
  • 1999 – Paraguay’s President Raúl Cubas Grau resigned after protests inspired by the assassination of Vice-President Luis María Argaña on March 23. The nation’s Congress had accused Cubas and his political associate, Gen. Lino César Oviedo, for Cubas’ murder. Senate President Luis González Macchi took office as Paraguay’s new chief executive.
  • 1999 – Venus Williams beat kid sister Serena 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 to win the Lipton Championships in the first all-sister women’s final in 115 years.
  • 2000 – Anthony Powell dies (b.1905) . British novelist.
  • 2001 – Moe Koffman dies (b, 1928). Canadian musician.
  • 2002 – The exhibit “The Italians: Three Centuries of Italian Art” opens at the National Gallery of Australia.
  • 2003 – In Hong Kong at least 58 more people became sick with symptoms of SARS. 11 Hong Kong deaths were on the disease.
  • 2004 – Art James dies (b. 1929). American game show host.
  • 2004 – Peter Ustinov dies in Genolier, Vaud, Switzerland (b. 16 Apr 1921). English actor “Quo Vadis”.
  • 2005 – The 2005 Sumatran earthquake rocks Indonesia, and at magnitude 8.7 is the second strongest earthquake since 1960.
 

On this day in History – Mar. 28

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  • 0193 – Pertinax is assassinated by Praetorian Guards, who then sells the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus (b. 0126). Roman Emperor.
  • 0364 – Roman Emperor Valentinian I appoints his brother Flavius Valens co-emperor.
  • 0845 – Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving.
  • 1239 – Emperor Go-Toba of Japan dies (b. 1180)
  • 1285 – Pope Martin IV dies (b. c. 1210).
  • 1472 – Fra Bartolommeo was born (d. 1517). Italian artist, a prominent exponent of the High Renaissance style in early 16th-century Florence whose works include God the Father with SS. Catherine of Siena and Mary Magdalene (1509).
  • 1483 – Raphael was born in Urbino. Italian painter and architect. Rebuilt St Peters
  • 1496 – Mary Tudor was born (d. 1533). Queen of Louis XII of France.
  • 1515 – Saint Teresa of Avila, Teresa de Jesus (St. Theresa) was born. Spanish Carmelite nun, mystic writer, saint and poet.
  • 1522 – Albert the Warlike was born (d. 1557). Prince of Bayreuth.
  • 1556 – Philip II, Charles V’s son, was crowned king of Spain.
  • 1563 – Heinrich Glarean dies (b. 1488). Swiss music theorist.
  • 1566 – Sigismund von Herberstein dies (b. 1486). Austrian diplomat and historian.
  • 1569 – Ranuccio Farnese I was born (d. 1622). Duke of Parma.
  • 1592 – Jan Ámos Komenský (Comenius) was born (d. 1670). Czech writer, educator and bishop of Unity of the Brethren
  • 1599 – Witte Corneliszoon de With was born (d. 1658). Dutch naval officer.
  • 1609 – King Frederick III of Denmark was born (d. 1670).
  • 1652 – Samuel Sewall was born (d. 1730). English-born judge.
  • 1660 – George I was born. King of Great Britain.
  • 1673 – Adam Pijnacker was biried. Dutch landscape painter and etcher.
  • 1677 – Wenzel Hollar dies (b. 13 Jul 1607). Bohemian etcher whose works are a rich source of information about the 17th century.
  • 1687 – Constantijn Huygens dies (b. 1596). Dutch diplomat, poet and composer (Bluebottles).
  • 1698 – Mombaça foi conquistada pelos árabes .
  • 1712 – Foi proibido o envio de degredados para o Brasil.
  • 1725 – Andrew Kippis was born (d. 1795). English non-conformist clergyman and biographer.
  • 1737 – Francesco Zanetti was born. Composer.
  • 1749 – Morte de Manuel de Azevedo Fortes, engenheiro-mor do Reino, e matemático .
  • 1760 – Thomas Clarkson was born. American abolicionist.
  • 1766 – Joseph Weigl was born. Austrian composer and conductor (Emmeline).
  • 1776 – Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco.
  • 1791 – Um alvará anunciou a abertura de diversas estradas no reino português, incluindo a que ligaria Lisboa ao Porto.
  • 1793 – Henry Rowe Schoolcraft was born (d. 10 Dec 1864). American explorer and ethnologist noted for his discovery of the source of the Mississippi River (1832) in a lake in northern Minnesota which he named Lake Itasca, from the Latin words caput (head) and veritas (true).
  • 1794 – Marquis de Condorcet dies (b. 1743). French mathematician, pilosopher, and political scientist.
  • 1794 – Allies under the prince of Coburg defeated French forces at Le Cateau.
  • 1795 – Partitions of Poland: The Duchy of Courland, a northern fief of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, ceases to exist and becomes part of Imperial Russia.
  • 1797 – Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire patented a device we commonly call the washing machine.
  • 1798 – António de Araújo de Azevedo, diplomata português preso pelas autoridades da República francesa, é expulso de França.
  • 1802 – Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man.
  • 1810 – Alexandre Herculano was born. Portuguese writer (d. 14 Sep 1877) / Nascia o escritor Alexandre Herculano (m. 14 Set 1877). Historiador, poeta e romancista, preocupou-se sempre com a reconstituição histórica. Foi também um dos grandes nomes do Romantismo português.
  • 1819 – Sir Joseph Bazalgette was born (d. 15 Mar 1891). English civil engineer who designed the main drainage system for London.
  • 1828 – William Thornton dies (b. 20 May 1759). British-born American architect, inventor, and public official, best known as the creator of the original design for the Capitol at Washington, D.C.
  • 1834 – For the first time in history, The United States Senate censures a President declaring that Andrew Jackson inappropriately removed federal deposits from the Second Bank of the United States.
  • 1837 – Willy Kühne was born (d. 10 June 1900). German physiologist known for his researches on vision and the chemical changes occurring in the retina under the influence of light.
  • 1849 – Stephan Endlicher dies (b. 24 Jun 1804). Austrian botanist who formulated a major system of plant classification.
  • 1851 – Bernardino Machado was born (d. 1944). Portuguese President.
  • 1854 – Crimean War: United Kingdom and France declare war on Russia.
  • 1860 – First Taranaki War: The Battle of Waireka broke out.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: Battle of Glorieta Pass – In New Mexico, Union forces succeed in stopping the Confederate invasion of New Mexico territory. The battle began on March 26.
  • 1862 – Aristide Briand was born (d. 1932). French politician, premier of France, winner of the Nobel Prize in peace 1926.
  • 1866 – The first hospital ambulance went into service.
  • 1868 – Maxim Gorky was born (d. 1936). Russian author.
  • 1868 – James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan dies (b. 1797). British military leader
  • 1870 – George Henry Thomas dies (b.1816). American general.
  • 1871 – The Paris Commune is formally established in Paris.
  • 1871 – Willem Mengelberg was born (d. 1951). Dutch conductor.
  • 1874 – Peter Andreas Hansen dies (b. 8 Dec 1795). Danish astronomer whose most important work was the improvement of the theories and tables of the orbits of the principal bodies in the solar system .
  • 1878 – Willem Mengelberg was born (d. 1951). Dutch conductor.
  • 1881 – Modest Mussorgsky dies (b. 1839). Russian composer.
  • 1885 – The Salvation Army was officially organized in the U.S.
  • 1886 – Jarosla Novotny was born. Composer.
  • 1887 – Nace en Lérida (España) el pintor de tipos populares, de aire primitivista, Miguel Antonio Viladrich. (m. 5 Jul de 1956 en Buenos Aires).
  • 1890 – Paul Whiteman was born (d. 29 Dec 1967). Bandleader “King of Jazz” for popularizing a musical style that helped to introduce jazz to mainstream audiences during the 1920s and ’30s (Washboard Blues, Ol’ Man River, Felix the Cat, Heartache, Ain’t Misbehavin’).
  • 1892 – Corneille Heymans was born (d. 18 Jul 1968). Belgian physiologist who received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1938 for his discovery of the regulatory effect on respiration of sensory organs associated with the carotid artery in the neck and with the aortic arch leading from the heart.
  • 1895 – Spencer W. Kimball was born (d.1985). President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • 1897 – Victor Mills was born (d. 1 Nov 1997). American chemical engineer who invented Pampers disposable diapers.
  • 1897 – Sepp Herberger was born (d. 1977). German football coach.
  • 1899 – Harold B. Lee was born (d. 1973). President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1973).
  • 1899 – Gussie Busch was born. Brewer.
  • 1899 – Guglielmo Marconi first sent a wireless telegraph message between England and Europe.
  • 1902 – Dame Flora Robson was born (d. 1984). English actress.
  • 1902 – Jaromír Vejvoda was born (d. 1988). Czech composer.
  • 1903 – Rudolf Serkin was born (d. 1991). Austrian pianist.
  • 1903 – Charles Starrett was born (d. 1986). American actor.
  • 1903 – Jean-Maurice-Émile Baudot dies (b. 11 Sep 1845). French engineer who, in 1874, received a patent on a telegraph code that by the mid-20th century had supplanted Morse Code as the most commonly used telegraphic alphabet.
  • 1904 – Werner Bahlsen was born (d. 1985). Biscuit producer.
  • 1905 – Marlin Perkins was born (d. 1986). American naturalist and television host
  • 1905 – The radio fax was patented in the U.S. by Cornelius Ehret of Rosemont, Pennsylvania. His device was called “a system for transmitting intelligence.” However, faxing did not become a practical mode of communication until the 1920s, and high-speed faxes were not available until the 1940s.
  • 1909 – Nelson Algren was born (d. 1981). American writer.
  • 1910 – Frederick Baldwin Adams, Jr. was born (d. 2001). Bibliophile and director of the Pierpont Morgan Library.
  • 1910 – Jimmie Dodd was born (d. 1964). American television actor.
  • 1910 – Queen Ingrid of Denmark was born (d. 2000)
  • 1910 – Henri Fabre becomes the first person to fly a seaplane after taking off from a water runway near Martigues, France.
  • 1910 – The first seaplane took off from Martigues near Marseilles, France, designed by Frenchman Henri Fabre.
  • 1910 – Edouard Judas Colonne dies (b. 1838). French violinist.
  • 1913 – Guatemala becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1914 – Edmund Muskie was born (d. 1996). American politician.
  • 1915 – Jay Livingston was born (d. 2001). American composer and songwriter.
  • 1917 – The Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) was founded, these were Great Britain’s first official service women.
  • 1920 – Actors Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. and Mary Pickford marry.
  • 1920 – Thomas Masaryk was elected president of Czechoslovakia.
  • 1921 – Dirk Bogarde was born (d. 08 May 1999). English actor (Death in Venice, The Vision, A Bridge Too Far, …).
  • 1922 – Microfilm – Bradley A. Fiske of Washington, D.C., patented a microfilm reading device.
  • 1924 – Freddie Bartholomew was born (d.1992). Irish actor.
  • 1925 – Wilhelm Körner dies (b. 20 Apr 1839). German organic chemist who in 1874 showed how to determine the relative positions of two substituents, such as methyl, on the benzene ring.
  • 1928 – Alexandre Grothendieck was born. German-French mathematician who was awarded the Fields Medal in 1966 for his work in algebraic geometry.
  • 1928 – Zbigniew Brzezinski was born. U.S. National Security Advisor
  • 1929 – Democratic constitution goes into effect in Ecuador .
  • 1930 – Jerome Isaac Friedman was born. American physicist who, together with Richard E. Taylor and Henry W. Kendall, received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1990 for their joint experimental confirmation of the fundamental particles known as quarks.
  • 1930 – Constantinople and Angora change their names to Istanbul and Ankara.
  • 1932 – Fundação do Real Zaragoza Club de Fútbol .
  • 1935 – Rocketry – Goddard used gyroscopes to control a rocket.
  • 1935 – Michael Parkinson was born. British broadcaster and talk show host.
  • 1936 – Mario Vargas Llosa was born. Peruvian author and politician (Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, Death in the Andes
  • 1939 – Spanish Civil War: Generalissimo Francisco Franco, leader of the Nationalist forces captured the capital city of Madrid en route to his overthrow of the democratic Spanish republic.
  • 1941 – World War II: Battle of Cape Matapan – In the Mediterranean Sea, British Admiral Andrew Browne Cunningham leads the Royal Navy in the destruction of three major Italian battleships and two destroyers.
  • 1941 – Jim Turner was born. American football player.
  • 1941 – Virginia Woolf commits suicide by drowning threwing herself into the River Ouse near her home in Sussex. Her body was never found (b. 1882). British novelist, essayist and critic .
  • 1942 – Neil Kinnock was born. British statesman.
  • 1942 – Mike Newell was born. British film director.
  • 1942 – Conrad Schumann was born (d. 1998). East German border guard.
  • 1942 – Jerry Sloan was born. American basketball coach.
  • 1942 – World War II: In occupied France, British naval forces raid the German-occupied port of St. Nazaire.
  • 1942 – Miguel Hernández dies (b. 1910). Spanish poet, death in prison.
  • 1943 – Sergei Rachmaninoff dies in Beverly Hills, California (b. 1873). Russian composer and pianist.
  • 1944 – Rick Barry was born. American basketball player.
  • 1944 – Ken Howard was born. American actor.
  • 1945 – The last V2 German rocket of World War II falls on London
  • 1946 – Cold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson-Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power. ~
  • 1947 – The last episode of the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century airs on radio.
  • 1948 – Dianne Weist was born. American Academy Award-winning actress: Hannah and Her Sisters [1986]; Bullets over Broadway, Radio Days, Edward Scissorhands, Little Man Tate, Footloose).
  • 1949 – Josephine Chaplin was born in Santa Monica, California, USA. Actress.
  • 1949 – Grigoraş Dinicu dies (b. 1889). Romanian composer and violinist.
  • 1951 – Karen Kain was born. Canadian ballerina .
  • 1953 – Melchior Ndadaye was born (d. 1993). First President of Burundi.
  • 1953 – Nydia Velázquez was born in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Politician. VER
  • 1953 – Jim Thorpe dies (b. 1887). American athlete.
  • 1955 – Reba McEntire was born. American country music singer and actress.
  • 1955 – John Alderdice was born. Northern Irish politician.
  • 1956 – April Margera was born. Bam Margera’s mother
  • 1956 – Nascimento em São Paulo – SP, Brasil, de Zizi Possi (Maria Izildinha Possi), cantora da MPB.
  • 1958 – W.C. Handy dies (b. 1873). American composer.
  • 1958 – Curt Hennig was born (d. 2003). American professional wrestler.
  • 1958 – Elisabeth Andreassen was born. Scandinavian singer.
  • 1959 – China dissolved Tibet’s government and installed Panchen Lama 11 days after Tibet uprising.
  • 1960 – Chris Barrie was born. British actor.
  • 1961 – Byron Scott was born. American basketball player
  • 1962 – Jure Franko, was born. Slovenian alpine skier.
  • 1964 – The first pirate radio station, Radio Caroline, is established.
  • 1965 – Thousands join Dr King in Alabama rally Martin Luther King leads protests to the steps of the state capital of Montgomery in Alabama.
  • 1968 – Iris Chang was born (d. 2004). American author
  • 1968 – Nasser Hussain was born. English cricketer.
  • 1969 – In London, Ringo Starr announces that there will be no more public appearances by the Beatles.
  • 1969 – Dwight D. Eisenhower dies (b. 1890) U.S. General of the Army, 34th President of the United States .
  • 1970 – Vince Vaughn was born. American actor.
  • 1970 – Joe Cocker played his first American concert. He entertained fans at Bill Graham’s Fillmore East in New York City.
  • 1971 – Mr. Cheeks was born. American rapper
  • 1974 – Mark King was born. English snooker player.
  • 1974 – Scott Mills was born. Radio 1 DJ.
  • 1975 – Richard Kelly was born. American film director.
  • 1977 – Portugal pede formalmente a sua integração na Comunidade Económica Europeia (CEE).
  • 1977 – 49th Academy Awards – “Rocky,” Peter Finch and Faye Dunaway win .
  • 1977 – Devon was born. Pornographic film actress .
  • 1978 – US Supreme Court hands down 5-3 decision in Stump v. Sparkman, 435 U.S. 349, a controversial case involving involuntary sterilization and judicial immunity.
  • 1978 – Dino Ciani dies (b. 1941). Italian pianist.
    1979 – Early election as Callaghan defeated Prime Minister James Callaghan loses a parliamentary vote of confidence by a minority of one – forcing him to call an early general election.
  • 1979 – In Pennsylvania, a pump in the reactor cooling system fails at Three Mile Island, resulting in the evaporation of some contaminated water causing a nuclear meltdown.
  • 1979 – Emmett Kelly dies (b. 1898). American circus clown (Weary Willy)
  • 1980 – Luke Walton was born. NBA player.
  • 1980 – Dick Haymes dies (b. 1918). Argentine-born singer.
  • 1981 – Julia Stiles was born. American actress.
  • 1982 – William Giauque dies (b.12 May 1895). Canadian-born American physical chemist and winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1949 for his studies of the properties of matter at temperatures close to absolute zero.
  • 1982 – Voters in El Salvador went to the polls for a constituent assembly election that resulted in victory for the Christian Democrats, led by President Jose Napoleon Duarte.
  • 1985 – Marc Chagall dies at 97. French painter. / Morre o pintor Marc Chagall, em St. Paul de Vence, França (n. 7 Jul 1887).
  • 1985 – Fallece en Buenos Aires el poeta, ensayista, pintor, ceramista y traductor Lysandro Z.D. Galtier ( “Luz de pampa” , “Penumbra lúcida” y ensayo “Carlos de Soussens y la bohemia porteña”). Nació en 6 Out 1901.
  • 1987 – Maria Augusta von Trapp dies. Austrian-born singer (Trapp Family Singers)
  • 1987 – Patrick Troughton dies (b. 1920). British actor.
  • 1990 – President George H. W. Bush presents Jesse Owens with the Congressional Gold Medal.
  • 1993 – Chinese Premier Li Peng won a second term.
  • 1993 – Alfredo Hlito dies in Buenos Aires (b. 1923). Argentine vanguardist painter
  • 1993 – 13th Golden Raspberry Awards: Shining Through wins .
  • 1994 – Silvio Berlusconi foi eleito primeiro-ministro italiano .
  • 1994 – In South Africa, Zulus and African National Congress supporters battle in central Johannesburg resulting in eighteen deaths.
  • 1994 – Eugène Ionesco dies (b.1912) . Playwright.
  • 1995 – World’s largest bank-Japan’s Mitsubishi Bank and Bank of Tokyo merge.
  • 1995 – Hugh O’Connor dies (b. 1962). American actor.
  • 1996 – Angelina Jolie gets married with Jonny Lee Miller.
  • 1999 – Paraguay’s President Raúl Cubas Grau resigned after protests inspired by the assassination of Vice-President Luis María Argaña on March 23. The nation’s Congress had accused Cubas and his political associate, Gen. Lino César Oviedo, for Cubas’ murder. Senate President Luis González Macchi took office as Paraguay’s new chief executive.
  • 1999 – Venus Williams beat kid sister Serena 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 to win the Lipton Championships in the first all-sister women’s final in 115 years.
  • 2000 – Anthony Powell dies (b.1905) . British novelist.
  • 2001 – Moe Koffman dies (b, 1928). Canadian musician.
  • 2002 – The exhibit “The Italians: Three Centuries of Italian Art” opens at the National Gallery of Australia.
  • 2003 – In Hong Kong at least 58 more people became sick with symptoms of SARS. 11 Hong Kong deaths were on the disease.
  • 2004 – Art James dies (b. 1929). American game show host.
  • 2004 – Peter Ustinov dies in Genolier, Vaud, Switzerland (b. 16 Apr 1921). English actor “Quo Vadis”.
  • 2005 – The 2005 Sumatran earthquake rocks Indonesia, and at magnitude 8.7 is the second strongest earthquake since 1960.