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Unicepe galardoada Maio 31, 2006

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A Associação das Colectividades do Concelho do Porto (que engloba cerca de 200 entidades) atribuíu à UNICEPE o Galardão de Mérito Cultural. A cerimónia de entrega será no próximo dia 2 de Junho, sexta-feira, pelas 21h30m, no Auditório da Biblioteca Almeida Garrett (ao Palácio de Cristal).

Enquanto associado (pouco activo, confesso ) sinto o dever de dar aqui a devida divulgação a tão merecida honra.

Anúncios
 

Song of myself – Walt Whitman

Filed under: poetry,Walt Whitman — looking4good @ 12:47 pm

1

I CELEBRATE myself;
And what I assume you shall assume;
For every atom belonging to me, as good belongs to you.

I loafe and invite my Soul;
I lean and loafe at my ease, observing a spear of summer grass.

Houses and rooms are full of perfumes—the shelves are crowded with perfumes;
I breathe the fragrance myself, and know it and like it;
The distillation would intoxicate me also, but I shall not let it.

The atmosphere is not a perfume—it has no taste of the distillation—it is odorless;
It is for my mouth forever—I am in love with it;
I will go to the bank by the wood, and become undisguised and naked;
I am mad for it to be in contact with me.

……

11

Twenty-eight young men bathe by the shore;
Twenty-eight young men, and all so friendly:
Twenty-eight years of womanly life, and all so lonesome.

She owns the fine house by the rise of the bank;
She hides, handsome and richly drest, aft the blinds of the window.

Which of the young men does she like the best?
Ah, the homeliest of them is beautiful to her.

Where are you off to, lady? for I see you;
You splash in the water there, yet stay stock still in your room.

Dancing and laughing along the beach came the twenty-ninth bather;
The rest did not see her, but she saw them and loved them.

The beards of the young men glisten’d with wet, it ran from their long hair:
Little streams pass’d all over their bodies.

An unseen hand also pass’d over their bodies;
It descended tremblingly from their temples and ribs.

The young men float on their backs—their white bellies bulge to the sun—they do not ask who seizes fast to them;
They do not know who puffs and declines with pendant and bending arch;
They do not think whom they souse with spray.
….

in Leaves of Grass – 1900.

Walt Whitman (b. May 31, 1819 ; d. March 26, 1892)

 

Há 45 anos : Benfica ganha a Taça dos Campeões Europeus

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Benfica 3 – 2 Barcelona
A maior vitória do futebol português titulava o Diário de Notícias no dia seguinte.

O jogo disputou-se em Berna, precisamente no dia 31 de Maio de 1961 e perante 28 mil espectadores e sob a arbitragem do suíço Gottfie Dienst, as equipas apresentaram:

Benfica: Costa Pereira; Mário João e Ângelo, Neto, Germano e Cruz: José Augusto, Santana, José Águas, Coluna e Cavém

Barcelona: Rammallets; Foncho e Garay; Vergés, Gensana e Garcia; Kubala, Suarez, Evaristo, Kocsis e Czibor

Golos: 0-1 Czibor de cabeça aos 20′; 1-1 José Águas aos 30′ ; 2-1 aos 31′ após lançamento longo de Neto com a bola disputada por Santana e Gensana a ir parar ao fundo da baliza; 3-1 aos 55′ por Mário Coluna. Com 3-1 ficou célebre o remate de Kubala ao poste com a bola a percorrer toda a linha de fundo bater no outro poste e ir parar às mãos de Costa Pereira. Aos 75′ na sequencia de um canto, Czibor bisava para os espanhóis. Depois foi o sufoco do Barcelona que não chegou para evitar o primeiro triunfo na Taça dos Campeões Europeus.

No ano seguinte o Benfica voltaria a vencer agora frente ao Real Madrid perante 65000 espectadores por 5-3 em Amesterdão, no dia 2 de Maio de 1962.

E em 1963, terceira final consecutiva para defrontar o Milan em Wembley. O Benfica perdeu por 2-1 (dois golos de Altafini) estando a ganhar ao intervalo por 1-0 com um golo de Eusébio. No Milan jogava Trapattoni que teve um duelo de fazer faísca com Coluna. Os encarnados queixaram-se da permissividade do árbitro Ken Aston, de nacionalidade holandesa. …

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On this day in History – May 31

Filed under: efemerides,This Day in History — looking4good @ 12:46 am
  • 0455 – Valentinian III dies (b. 0419). Roman Emperor.
  • 0455 – Petronius Maximus dies killed by a mob. Roman Emperor.
  • 1048 – Omar Khayyam was born (d. 1131). Persian poet, astronomer, mathematician and philosopher.
  • 1162 – Nascimento do conquistador mongol Gengis Khan.
  • 1223 – Battle of the Kalka River between the Mongol armies of Genghis Khan and East Slavic warriors.
  • 1232 – O papa Gregório IX, através de uma bula, canoniza Santo António de Lisboa.
  • 1246 – Isabella of Angouleme dies. Queen of John of England .
  • 1408 – Ashikaga Yoshimitsu dies (b. 1358). Ashikaga shogun.
  • 1443 – Margaret Beaufort was born (d. 1509). Mother of Henry VII of England.
  • 1469 – King Manuel I of Portugal was born (d. 1521).
  • 1495 – Cecily Neville dies (b. 1415). Mother of Edward IV of England and Richard III of England
  • 1535 – Alessandro Allori dies (b. 1607). Italian painter.
  • 1557 – Feodor I dies (b. 1598). Tsar of Russia.
  • 1578 – Martin Frobisher sails from Harwich, England to Frobisher Bay, Canada, eventually to mine fool’s gold, used to pave streets in London.
  • 1582 – Rei Felipe II assina alvará ordenado pagamento de pensão à mãe de Luíz Vaz de Camões
  • 1594 – Jacobo Robusti Tintoretto dies. Italian painter.
  • 1613 – John George II, Elector of Saxony was born (d. 1680)
  • 1640 – Michał Wiśniowiecki, King of Poland was born (d. 1673)
  • 1656 – Marin Marais was born. French composer and viol player.
  • 1669 – Citing poor eyesight, Samuel Pepys records the last event in his diary.
  • 1678 – The Godiva procession through Coventry begins.
  • 1680 – Joachim Neander dies (b. 1650). Clergyman.
  • 1727 – Criação do Royal Bank of Scotland.
  • 1740 – King Friedrich Wilhem I of Prussia dies (b. 1688)
  • 1747 – Andrei Osterman dies (b. 1686). Russian statesman.
  • 1750 – Karl August of Hardenberg was born (d. 1822). Statesman and reformer.
  • 1753 – Pierre Victurnien Vergniaud was born (d. 1793). French revolutionary.
  • 1754 – Andrea Appiani was born (d. 1817). Italian painter.
  • 1759 – The Province of Pennsylvania bans all theater productions.
  • 1773 – Ludwig Tieck was born (d. 1853). German poet and writer.
  • 1775 – Patriots in Charlotte, North Carolina adopt the Mecklenburg Resolutions urging the American Colonies to declare independence from Great Britian.
  • 1790 – The first U.S. Copyright Law was enacted, protecting books, maps, and other original materials.
  • 1790 – Por decisão régia, são criadas em Lisboa 18 escolas para raparigas. São as primeiras escolas femininas em Portugal.
  • 1799 – Pierre Lemonnier dies (b. 1715). French astronomer.
  • 1801 – Johann Georg Baiter was born (d. 1887). Swiss philologist.
  • 1809 – Joseph Haydn died in Vienna (b. 1732). Austrian composer.
  • 1809 – Jean Lannes died (b. 1769). French Marshal of Empire.
  • 1819 – Walt Whitman was born (d. 26 Mar 1892). American poet ( Leaves of Grass, When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d, Passage to India, O Captain! My Captain! )
  • 1831 – Samuel Bentham dies (b. 1757). Mechanical engineer.
  • 1832 – Evariste Galois dies (b. 1811). Mathematician.
  • 1837 – Joseph Grimaldi dies at 57. Greatest clown (king of pantomime).
  • 1838 – Henry Sidgwick was born (d. 1900). English philosopher.
  • 1842 – “Pour le Mérite” extended
  • 1846 – Philip Marheineke dies (b. 1780). German Protestant divine.
  • 1847 – Rotterdam-Hague Railway opens
  • 1847 – Thomas Chalmers dies (b. 1780). Scottish pastor, social reformer, educator, author, and scientist.
  • 1848 – Eugénie de Guérin dies (b. 1805). Writer.
  • 1852 – Francisco Pascasio Moreno was born. Argentine scientist, naturalist and explorer.
  • 1857 – Pope Pius XI (Ambrogio Damiano Achille Ratti) was born (d. 10 Feb 1939). 259th pope of the Roman Catholic Church [1922-1939].
  • 1860 – Walter Sickert was born (d. 1942). English painter.
  • 1863 – Francis Younghusband was born (d. 1942). British explorer.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: The Battle of Cold Harbor begins.
  • 1866 – In the Fenian Invasion of Canada, John O’Neill leads 850 Fenian raiders across the Niagara River at Buffalo, New York/Fort Erie, Ontario, as part of an effort to free Ireland from the English. Canadian militia and British regulars repulse the invaders in over the next three days, at a cost of 9 dead and 38 wounded to the Fenian’s 19 dead and about 17 wounded.
  • 1872 – Heath Robinson was born (d. 1944). English cartoonist.
  • 1874 – Estreia, na Igreja de São Marcos de Milão, a Misa de Requiem que Verdi compôs para a morte do escritor Manzoni.
  • 1875 – Eliphas Lévi dies. French writer and magician.
  • 1876 – Austin McDowell Patterson was born (d. 1956). Chemist.
  • 1878 – Naufraga na costa inglesa o encouraçado alemão Grosser-Kurfurst, causando a morte de 269 tripulantes.
  • 1879 – Madison Square Garden opens its doors
  • 1880 – The League of American Wheelmen was formed in Newport, RI. It was the first national bicycle society to be organized in the United States.
  • 1883 – Lauri Kristian Relander was born (d. 1942). Finnish president .
  • 1884 – John Harvey Kellogg patents corn flakes.
  • 1887 – Saint-John Perse was born (d. 1975). French diplomat and poet. Nobel Prize in Literature 1960.
  • 1889 – Johnstown Flood: Over 2200 people die after a dam break sends a 60-foot (18-meter) wall of water over the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
  • 1892 – Michel Kikoine was born (d. 1968). Belarus painter.
  • 1892 – Konstantin Georgiyevich Paustovsky was born (d. 1968). Russian writer.
  • 1894 – Fred Allen was born (d. 1956). American comedian. He is best remembered for “Allen’s Alley” radio program, 1932-49.
  • 1894 – Konstantin Stoilov Konstantinov assume (pela 2º vez) o cargo de primeiro-ministro da Bulgária
  • 1898 – William Ramsay and Morris William Travers discovered krypton (Kr, element 36)
  • 1898 – Dr. Norman Vincent Peale was born (d. 1993). American clergyman who wrote “The Power of Positive Thinking,” 1952.
  • 1901 – Boer War : Boers kill 174 British during guerrilla raid at Vlakfontein (now called Derby)
  • 1902 – Second Boer War: The last Afrikaner resistance forces sign a peace treaty with the British at Pretoria, ending the war, and ensuring British control of South Africa.
  • 1908 – Don Ameche [Dominic Felix Amici] was born (d. 6 Dec 1993). American academy award-winning actor: Cocoon [1985]; Trading Places, Corinna Corinna; inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame [1992];
  • 1910 – Creation of the Union of South Africa. Louis Botha assume o cargo de primeiro-ministro da África do Sul
  • 1910 – Elizabeth Blackwell dies (b. 1821). First female physician in the United States.
  • 1911 – Maurice Allais was born. Franch economist who won in 1988 the Nobel Prize in Economics.
  • 1911 – The hull of the Titanic was launched in Belfast. At the ceremony, a White Star Line employee claimed, “Not even God himself could sink this ship.”
  • 1912 – Alfred Deller was born (d. 1979). English countertenor.
  • 1913 – The Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, authorizing direct election of United States Senators, is declared ratified.
  • 1916 – World War I: The German and British navies clash in the Battle of Jutland, the largest naval battle of the war.
  • 1921 – Tulsa Race Riot: More than 300 are killed in a race riot in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
  • 1921 – Comedian Buster Keaton marries actress Natalie Talmadge.
  • 1921 – Alida Valli was born (d. 2006). Italian actress.
  • 1922 – Denholm Elliott was born (d. 6 Oct 1992). English actor ( A Room with a View, The Bourne Identity, The Boys from Brazil, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Voyage of the Damned, Trading Places, Scorchers).
  • 1923 – Prince Rainier III of Monaco was born (d. 6 Apr 2005). Head of state: Monaco; married American film star, Grace Kelly.
  • 1924 – The Soviet Union signs an agreement with the Peking government, referring to Outer Mongolia as an “integral part of the Republic of China“, whose “sovereignty” therein the Soviet Union promises to respect
  • 1924 – Lauri Ingman assume (pela 2º vez) o cargo de primeiro-ministro da Finlândia.
  • 1926 – Portugal: Bernardino Machado, presidente da República Portuguesa, apresenta a sua demissão do cargo, como consequência do golpe militar de 28 de Maio, que instaurara o Estado Novo.
  • 1926 – James Kruss was born (d. 1997). Author.
  • 1927 – The last Ford Model T rolls off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles.
  • 1928 – É fundada a Academia Nicaragüense de la Lengua.
  • 1928 – Manuel de Oliveira Lima dies at 60. Brazilian historian.
  • 1929 – Menahem Golan was born. Producer.
  • 1930 – Clint Eastwood was born in San Francisco. American actor, director, producer. The Bridges of Madison County, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • 1931 – Shirley Verrett was born. American soprano.
  • 1931 – John Robert Schrieffer was born. American physicist and winner (with John Bardeen and Leon N. Cooper) of the 1972 Nobel Prize for Physics for developing the BCS theory (for their initials), the first successful microscopic theory of superconductivity
  • 1932 – Jay Miner was born (d. 1994). American microchip designer.
  • 1935 – Um terremoto destrói a cidade de Quetta (Paquistão) e morrem mais de 56 mil pessoas.
  • 1938 – Henry Armstrong defeated Barney Ross in New York City to win the welterweight boxing title.
  • 1938 – Johnny PayCheck was born (d. 2003). American country music singer.
  • 1938 – Peter Yarrow was born. American folk singer (“Peter, Paul and Mary“)
  • 1939 – Terry Waite was born. British humanitarian.
  • 1941 – Louis J. Ignarro was born. American pharmacologist who, along with Robert F. Furchgott and Ferid Murad, was co-awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery that nitric oxide (NO) acts as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system, an entirely new mechanism by which blood vessels in the body relax and widen.
  • 1942 – World War II: The Luftwaffe bombs Coventry, England
  • 1943 – Sharon Gless, was born. Emmy Award-winning actress: Cagney & Lacey [1985-1986, 1986-1987]; Revenge of the Stepford Wives, Tales of the Unexpected
  • 1943 – Joe Namath was born. American football star.
  • 1945 – Rainer Werner Fassbinder was born (d. 10 Jun 1982). Film director: Chinese Roulette, Querelle, Veronika Voss, Berlin Alexanderplatz, Beware of a Holy Whore; Marriage of Maria Braum;
  • 1947 – MayAbd al-Krim, Moroccan nationalist leader, escapes after an 11-year imprisonment on the Island of Reunion.
  • 1947 – Mátyás Rákosi assume (pela 2º vez) o cargo de primeiro-ministro da Hungria.
  • 1948 – José Vianna da Motta dies. Portuguese pianist.
  • 1948 – Syngman Rhee assume a presidência da Coréia do Sul
  • 1948 – John Bonham was born (d. 25 Sep 1980). British musician, drummer with Led Zeppelin.
  • 1949 – A crowd of 35,000 people paid tribute to radio personality Mary Margaret McBride at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, (one of the five boroughs that make up New York City). McBride was celebrating her 15th year in radio.
  • 1949 – Tom Berenger [Thomas Michael Moore], was born. Actor: One Life to Live, If Tomorrow Comes, Platoon, Sliver, The Big Chill, Eddie and the Cruisers, Gettysburg, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, A Murder of Crows, In the Company of Spies, Turbulence II: Fear of Flying.
  • 1950 – Gregory Harrison was born. Actor.
  • 1952 – Dwight D. Eisenhower retires from active service in the United States Army.
  • 1957 – Leopold Staff dies (b. 1878). Polish poet.
  • 1959 – Aurora Cunha was born. Portuguese athlete.
  • 1960 – Walther Funk dies (b. 1890). Nazi leader.
  • 1960 – Chris Elliott was born. Comedian.
  • 1961 – Benfica wins 6th Champions Europe Cup in Bern beating Barcelona 3-2
  • 1961 – Lea Thompson was born. Actress.
  • 1961 – Creation of the Republic of South Africa.
  • 1961 – Dominican Republic President Trujillo assassinated
  • 1962 – Corey Hart was born. Singer/songwriter.
  • 1962 – The West Indies Federation dissolves.
  • 1962 – Former Gestapo official Adolf Eichmann was hanged in Israel / Executado em Tel Aviv, por crimes contra os judeus, o ex-coronel das SS Adolfo Eichman, que havia sido sequestrado na Argentina por agentes israelitas.
  • 1963 – Wesley Willis was born. Musician.
  • 1965 – Brooke Shields was born. American model: Ivory Snow baby and actress: The Blue Lagoon, Pretty Baby, Brenda Starr, The Seventh Floor, Backstreet Dreams, Stalking Laura, Suddenly Susan.
  • 1966 – Monges budistas atearam fogo sobre seus próprios corpos em Saigão, como forma de protesto contra a política do governo militar do Vietname do Sul.
  • 1967 – The King of Jordan and President Abdel Nasser of Egypt sign a joint defence agreement in case of a conflict with Israel.
  • 1969 – Stevie Wonder’s My Cherie Amour was released by Tamla Records
  • 1970 – Início do Campeonato Mundial de Futebol realizado no México.
  • 1970 – An earthquake in Peru left more than 50,000 dead.
  • 1972 – Official IRA declares ceasefire : The Official IRA announces a ceasefire, but the Provisional IRA says it will continue fighting until the British leave Northern Ireland.
  • 1974 – Syria and Israel sign a disengagement agreement to resolve the Yom Kippur War
  • 1974 – William DeVaughn, a soul singer, songwriter and guitarist from Washington, DC, received a gold record for his only hit, Be Thankful for What You Got
  • 1975 – Constituição da Agencia Espacial Europea (ESA).
  • 1976 – Invasão e ocupação de Timor Leste pela Indonésia.
  • 1976 – Jacques Monod dies (b. 9 Feb 1910). French biochemist who, with François Jacob, did much to elucidate how genes regulate cell metabolism by directing the biosynthesis of enzymes. The pair shared, along with André Lwoff, the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1965.
  • 1976 – Colin Farrell was born. Actor.
  • 1976 – Martha Mitchell died in New York. She was the estranged wife of former Attorney General John N. Mitchell.
  • 1977 – The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System is completed.
  • 1977 – William Castle dies (b. 1914). American director.
  • 1977 – Scott Klopfenstein was born. Rock musician (Reel Big Fish)
  • 1981 – Zia Rahman, president of Bangladesh, is assassinated in Chittagong in a coup attempt.
  • 1983 – Jack Dempsey dies (b. 1895). American boxer.
  • 1984 – Jason Smith was born. Australian actor.
  • 1985 – The US-Canadian Outbreak: Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 dead.
  • 1986 – James Rainwater dies (b. 9 Dec 1917) . American physicist who won a share of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1975 for his part in determining the asymmetrical shapes of certain atomic nuclei.
  • 1990 – A little summer replacement TV show named Seinfeld debuted
  • 1990 – The French Government bans imports of British beef and live cattle because of fears over BSE or “mad cow” disease.
  • 1991 – São firmados em Lisboa os acordos para pôr fim a 16 anos de guerra civil em Angola assinados pelos presidentes do MPLA e da UNITA e que acabaram por não ser cumpridos.
  • 1994 – Morte do barão Marcel Bich. Criador das canetas Bic.
  • 1994 – O croata Kresimir Zubak é proclamado primeiro presidente da recém criada Federação musulmano-croata na Bósnia.
  • 1996 – Benjamin Netanyahu claimed victory in Israel’s election for prime minister, defeating incumbent Shimon Peres by nine-tenths of one percent.
  • 1996 – Paul Peter Piech dies (b. 1920). Artist.
  • 1996 – Timothy Leary dies (b. 1920). American LSD advocate.
  • 1997 – Canada‘s Confederation Bridge opens, linking Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick.
  • 2000 – Tito Puente dies (b. 1923). Musician.
  • 2000 – Johnnie Taylor dies (b. 1938). Vocalist.
  • 2001 – Former French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas is sentenced to six months in prison over the country’s biggest political scandal in recent history.
  • 2001 – Moderate PLO leader Faisal Husseini died at age 60.
  • 2002 – The 17th Football World Cup, co-hosted by Japan and South Korea, begins with a 1-0 upset of France by Senegal. The tournament ends on June 30, with Brazil winning a record fifth World Cup title.
  • 2002 – Portugal ratifica o Protocolo de Kyoto.
  • 2002 – Tem início o Campeonato do Mundo de Futebol organizado pela Coreia do Sul/ Japão. No primeiro jogo o Senegal vence a França por 1-0.
  • 2003 – The final flight of an Air France Concorde takes place.
  • 2003 – Bomber Eric Rudolph is captured in Murphy, North Carolina.
  • 2004 – A foul-up during routine software update at the Royal Bank of Canada leads to a three-day misplacement of 10 million account balances.
  • 2004 – Robert Quine dies (b. 1942). Punk rock guitarist.
  • 2004 – Alberta Martin, 97, one of the last widows of a U.S. Civil War veteran, died. She had married Confederate veteran William Martin in 1927 when she was 21 and he was 81.
  • 2005 – W. Mark Felt admits in the magazine Vanity Fair that he is the anonymous source Deep Throat in the Watergate scandal.
  • Feast day of Mary, Mediatrix of all Graces
  • The Godiva procession
  • Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti)
 

On this day in History – May 31

Filed under: efemerides,This Day in History — looking4good @ 12:46 am
  • 0455 – Valentinian III dies (b. 0419). Roman Emperor.
  • 0455 – Petronius Maximus dies killed by a mob. Roman Emperor.
  • 1048 – Omar Khayyam was born (d. 1131). Persian poet, astronomer, mathematician and philosopher.
  • 1162 – Nascimento do conquistador mongol Gengis Khan.
  • 1223 – Battle of the Kalka River between the Mongol armies of Genghis Khan and East Slavic warriors.
  • 1232 – O papa Gregório IX, através de uma bula, canoniza Santo António de Lisboa.
  • 1246 – Isabella of Angouleme dies. Queen of John of England .
  • 1408 – Ashikaga Yoshimitsu dies (b. 1358). Ashikaga shogun.
  • 1443 – Margaret Beaufort was born (d. 1509). Mother of Henry VII of England.
  • 1469 – King Manuel I of Portugal was born (d. 1521).
  • 1495 – Cecily Neville dies (b. 1415). Mother of Edward IV of England and Richard III of England
  • 1535 – Alessandro Allori dies (b. 1607). Italian painter.
  • 1557 – Feodor I dies (b. 1598). Tsar of Russia.
  • 1578 – Martin Frobisher sails from Harwich, England to Frobisher Bay, Canada, eventually to mine fool’s gold, used to pave streets in London.
  • 1582 – Rei Felipe II assina alvará ordenado pagamento de pensão à mãe de Luíz Vaz de Camões
  • 1594 – Jacobo Robusti Tintoretto dies. Italian painter.
  • 1613 – John George II, Elector of Saxony was born (d. 1680)
  • 1640 – Michał Wiśniowiecki, King of Poland was born (d. 1673)
  • 1656 – Marin Marais was born. French composer and viol player.
  • 1669 – Citing poor eyesight, Samuel Pepys records the last event in his diary.
  • 1678 – The Godiva procession through Coventry begins.
  • 1680 – Joachim Neander dies (b. 1650). Clergyman.
  • 1727 – Criação do Royal Bank of Scotland.
  • 1740 – King Friedrich Wilhem I of Prussia dies (b. 1688)
  • 1747 – Andrei Osterman dies (b. 1686). Russian statesman.
  • 1750 – Karl August of Hardenberg was born (d. 1822). Statesman and reformer.
  • 1753 – Pierre Victurnien Vergniaud was born (d. 1793). French revolutionary.
  • 1754 – Andrea Appiani was born (d. 1817). Italian painter.
  • 1759 – The Province of Pennsylvania bans all theater productions.
  • 1773 – Ludwig Tieck was born (d. 1853). German poet and writer.
  • 1775 – Patriots in Charlotte, North Carolina adopt the Mecklenburg Resolutions urging the American Colonies to declare independence from Great Britian.
  • 1790 – The first U.S. Copyright Law was enacted, protecting books, maps, and other original materials.
  • 1790 – Por decisão régia, são criadas em Lisboa 18 escolas para raparigas. São as primeiras escolas femininas em Portugal.
  • 1799 – Pierre Lemonnier dies (b. 1715). French astronomer.
  • 1801 – Johann Georg Baiter was born (d. 1887). Swiss philologist.
  • 1809 – Joseph Haydn died in Vienna (b. 1732). Austrian composer.
  • 1809 – Jean Lannes died (b. 1769). French Marshal of Empire.
  • 1819 – Walt Whitman was born (d. 26 Mar 1892). American poet ( Leaves of Grass, When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d, Passage to India, O Captain! My Captain! )
  • 1831 – Samuel Bentham dies (b. 1757). Mechanical engineer.
  • 1832 – Evariste Galois dies (b. 1811). Mathematician.
  • 1837 – Joseph Grimaldi dies at 57. Greatest clown (king of pantomime).
  • 1838 – Henry Sidgwick was born (d. 1900). English philosopher.
  • 1842 – “Pour le Mérite” extended
  • 1846 – Philip Marheineke dies (b. 1780). German Protestant divine.
  • 1847 – Rotterdam-Hague Railway opens
  • 1847 – Thomas Chalmers dies (b. 1780). Scottish pastor, social reformer, educator, author, and scientist.
  • 1848 – Eugénie de Guérin dies (b. 1805). Writer.
  • 1852 – Francisco Pascasio Moreno was born. Argentine scientist, naturalist and explorer.
  • 1857 – Pope Pius XI (Ambrogio Damiano Achille Ratti) was born (d. 10 Feb 1939). 259th pope of the Roman Catholic Church [1922-1939].
  • 1860 – Walter Sickert was born (d. 1942). English painter.
  • 1863 – Francis Younghusband was born (d. 1942). British explorer.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: The Battle of Cold Harbor begins.
  • 1866 – In the Fenian Invasion of Canada, John O’Neill leads 850 Fenian raiders across the Niagara River at Buffalo, New York/Fort Erie, Ontario, as part of an effort to free Ireland from the English. Canadian militia and British regulars repulse the invaders in over the next three days, at a cost of 9 dead and 38 wounded to the Fenian’s 19 dead and about 17 wounded.
  • 1872 – Heath Robinson was born (d. 1944). English cartoonist.
  • 1874 – Estreia, na Igreja de São Marcos de Milão, a Misa de Requiem que Verdi compôs para a morte do escritor Manzoni.
  • 1875 – Eliphas Lévi dies. French writer and magician.
  • 1876 – Austin McDowell Patterson was born (d. 1956). Chemist.
  • 1878 – Naufraga na costa inglesa o encouraçado alemão Grosser-Kurfurst, causando a morte de 269 tripulantes.
  • 1879 – Madison Square Garden opens its doors
  • 1880 – The League of American Wheelmen was formed in Newport, RI. It was the first national bicycle society to be organized in the United States.
  • 1883 – Lauri Kristian Relander was born (d. 1942). Finnish president .
  • 1884 – John Harvey Kellogg patents corn flakes.
  • 1887 – Saint-John Perse was born (d. 1975). French diplomat and poet. Nobel Prize in Literature 1960.
  • 1889 – Johnstown Flood: Over 2200 people die after a dam break sends a 60-foot (18-meter) wall of water over the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
  • 1892 – Michel Kikoine was born (d. 1968). Belarus painter.
  • 1892 – Konstantin Georgiyevich Paustovsky was born (d. 1968). Russian writer.
  • 1894 – Fred Allen was born (d. 1956). American comedian. He is best remembered for “Allen’s Alley” radio program, 1932-49.
  • 1894 – Konstantin Stoilov Konstantinov assume (pela 2º vez) o cargo de primeiro-ministro da Bulgária
  • 1898 – William Ramsay and Morris William Travers discovered krypton (Kr, element 36)
  • 1898 – Dr. Norman Vincent Peale was born (d. 1993). American clergyman who wrote “The Power of Positive Thinking,” 1952.
  • 1901 – Boer War : Boers kill 174 British during guerrilla raid at Vlakfontein (now called Derby)
  • 1902 – Second Boer War: The last Afrikaner resistance forces sign a peace treaty with the British at Pretoria, ending the war, and ensuring British control of South Africa.
  • 1908 – Don Ameche [Dominic Felix Amici] was born (d. 6 Dec 1993). American academy award-winning actor: Cocoon [1985]; Trading Places, Corinna Corinna; inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame [1992];
  • 1910 – Creation of the Union of South Africa. Louis Botha assume o cargo de primeiro-ministro da África do Sul
  • 1910 – Elizabeth Blackwell dies (b. 1821). First female physician in the United States.
  • 1911 – Maurice Allais was born. Franch economist who won in 1988 the Nobel Prize in Economics.
  • 1911 – The hull of the Titanic was launched in Belfast. At the ceremony, a White Star Line employee claimed, “Not even God himself could sink this ship.”
  • 1912 – Alfred Deller was born (d. 1979). English countertenor.
  • 1913 – The Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, authorizing direct election of United States Senators, is declared ratified.
  • 1916 – World War I: The German and British navies clash in the Battle of Jutland, the largest naval battle of the war.
  • 1921 – Tulsa Race Riot: More than 300 are killed in a race riot in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
  • 1921 – Comedian Buster Keaton marries actress Natalie Talmadge.
  • 1921 – Alida Valli was born (d. 2006). Italian actress.
  • 1922 – Denholm Elliott was born (d. 6 Oct 1992). English actor ( A Room with a View, The Bourne Identity, The Boys from Brazil, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Voyage of the Damned, Trading Places, Scorchers).
  • 1923 – Prince Rainier III of Monaco was born (d. 6 Apr 2005). Head of state: Monaco; married American film star, Grace Kelly.
  • 1924 – The Soviet Union signs an agreement with the Peking government, referring to Outer Mongolia as an “integral part of the Republic of China“, whose “sovereignty” therein the Soviet Union promises to respect
  • 1924 – Lauri Ingman assume (pela 2º vez) o cargo de primeiro-ministro da Finlândia.
  • 1926 – Portugal: Bernardino Machado, presidente da República Portuguesa, apresenta a sua demissão do cargo, como consequência do golpe militar de 28 de Maio, que instaurara o Estado Novo.
  • 1926 – James Kruss was born (d. 1997). Author.
  • 1927 – The last Ford Model T rolls off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles.
  • 1928 – É fundada a Academia Nicaragüense de la Lengua.
  • 1928 – Manuel de Oliveira Lima dies at 60. Brazilian historian.
  • 1929 – Menahem Golan was born. Producer.
  • 1930 – Clint Eastwood was born in San Francisco. American actor, director, producer. The Bridges of Madison County, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • 1931 – Shirley Verrett was born. American soprano.
  • 1931 – John Robert Schrieffer was born. American physicist and winner (with John Bardeen and Leon N. Cooper) of the 1972 Nobel Prize for Physics for developing the BCS theory (for their initials), the first successful microscopic theory of superconductivity
  • 1932 – Jay Miner was born (d. 1994). American microchip designer.
  • 1935 – Um terremoto destrói a cidade de Quetta (Paquistão) e morrem mais de 56 mil pessoas.
  • 1938 – Henry Armstrong defeated Barney Ross in New York City to win the welterweight boxing title.
  • 1938 – Johnny PayCheck was born (d. 2003). American country music singer.
  • 1938 – Peter Yarrow was born. American folk singer (“Peter, Paul and Mary“)
  • 1939 – Terry Waite was born. British humanitarian.
  • 1941 – Louis J. Ignarro was born. American pharmacologist who, along with Robert F. Furchgott and Ferid Murad, was co-awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery that nitric oxide (NO) acts as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system, an entirely new mechanism by which blood vessels in the body relax and widen.
  • 1942 – World War II: The Luftwaffe bombs Coventry, England
  • 1943 – Sharon Gless, was born. Emmy Award-winning actress: Cagney & Lacey [1985-1986, 1986-1987]; Revenge of the Stepford Wives, Tales of the Unexpected
  • 1943 – Joe Namath was born. American football star.
  • 1945 – Rainer Werner Fassbinder was born (d. 10 Jun 1982). Film director: Chinese Roulette, Querelle, Veronika Voss, Berlin Alexanderplatz, Beware of a Holy Whore; Marriage of Maria Braum;
  • 1947 – MayAbd al-Krim, Moroccan nationalist leader, escapes after an 11-year imprisonment on the Island of Reunion.
  • 1947 – Mátyás Rákosi assume (pela 2º vez) o cargo de primeiro-ministro da Hungria.
  • 1948 – José Vianna da Motta dies. Portuguese pianist.
  • 1948 – Syngman Rhee assume a presidência da Coréia do Sul
  • 1948 – John Bonham was born (d. 25 Sep 1980). British musician, drummer with Led Zeppelin.
  • 1949 – A crowd of 35,000 people paid tribute to radio personality Mary Margaret McBride at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, (one of the five boroughs that make up New York City). McBride was celebrating her 15th year in radio.
  • 1949 – Tom Berenger [Thomas Michael Moore], was born. Actor: One Life to Live, If Tomorrow Comes, Platoon, Sliver, The Big Chill, Eddie and the Cruisers, Gettysburg, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, A Murder of Crows, In the Company of Spies, Turbulence II: Fear of Flying.
  • 1950 – Gregory Harrison was born. Actor.
  • 1952 – Dwight D. Eisenhower retires from active service in the United States Army.
  • 1957 – Leopold Staff dies (b. 1878). Polish poet.
  • 1959 – Aurora Cunha was born. Portuguese athlete.
  • 1960 – Walther Funk dies (b. 1890). Nazi leader.
  • 1960 – Chris Elliott was born. Comedian.
  • 1961 – Benfica wins 6th Champions Europe Cup in Bern beating Barcelona 3-2
  • 1961 – Lea Thompson was born. Actress.
  • 1961 – Creation of the Republic of South Africa.
  • 1961 – Dominican Republic President Trujillo assassinated
  • 1962 – Corey Hart was born. Singer/songwriter.
  • 1962 – The West Indies Federation dissolves.
  • 1962 – Former Gestapo official Adolf Eichmann was hanged in Israel / Executado em Tel Aviv, por crimes contra os judeus, o ex-coronel das SS Adolfo Eichman, que havia sido sequestrado na Argentina por agentes israelitas.
  • 1963 – Wesley Willis was born. Musician.
  • 1965 – Brooke Shields was born. American model: Ivory Snow baby and actress: The Blue Lagoon, Pretty Baby, Brenda Starr, The Seventh Floor, Backstreet Dreams, Stalking Laura, Suddenly Susan.
  • 1966 – Monges budistas atearam fogo sobre seus próprios corpos em Saigão, como forma de protesto contra a política do governo militar do Vietname do Sul.
  • 1967 – The King of Jordan and President Abdel Nasser of Egypt sign a joint defence agreement in case of a conflict with Israel.
  • 1969 – Stevie Wonder’s My Cherie Amour was released by Tamla Records
  • 1970 – Início do Campeonato Mundial de Futebol realizado no México.
  • 1970 – An earthquake in Peru left more than 50,000 dead.
  • 1972 – Official IRA declares ceasefire : The Official IRA announces a ceasefire, but the Provisional IRA says it will continue fighting until the British leave Northern Ireland.
  • 1974 – Syria and Israel sign a disengagement agreement to resolve the Yom Kippur War
  • 1974 – William DeVaughn, a soul singer, songwriter and guitarist from Washington, DC, received a gold record for his only hit, Be Thankful for What You Got
  • 1975 – Constituição da Agencia Espacial Europea (ESA).
  • 1976 – Invasão e ocupação de Timor Leste pela Indonésia.
  • 1976 – Jacques Monod dies (b. 9 Feb 1910). French biochemist who, with François Jacob, did much to elucidate how genes regulate cell metabolism by directing the biosynthesis of enzymes. The pair shared, along with André Lwoff, the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1965.
  • 1976 – Colin Farrell was born. Actor.
  • 1976 – Martha Mitchell died in New York. She was the estranged wife of former Attorney General John N. Mitchell.
  • 1977 – The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System is completed.
  • 1977 – William Castle dies (b. 1914). American director.
  • 1977 – Scott Klopfenstein was born. Rock musician (Reel Big Fish)
  • 1981 – Zia Rahman, president of Bangladesh, is assassinated in Chittagong in a coup attempt.
  • 1983 – Jack Dempsey dies (b. 1895). American boxer.
  • 1984 – Jason Smith was born. Australian actor.
  • 1985 – The US-Canadian Outbreak: Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 dead.
  • 1986 – James Rainwater dies (b. 9 Dec 1917) . American physicist who won a share of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1975 for his part in determining the asymmetrical shapes of certain atomic nuclei.
  • 1990 – A little summer replacement TV show named Seinfeld debuted
  • 1990 – The French Government bans imports of British beef and live cattle because of fears over BSE or “mad cow” disease.
  • 1991 – São firmados em Lisboa os acordos para pôr fim a 16 anos de guerra civil em Angola assinados pelos presidentes do MPLA e da UNITA e que acabaram por não ser cumpridos.
  • 1994 – Morte do barão Marcel Bich. Criador das canetas Bic.
  • 1994 – O croata Kresimir Zubak é proclamado primeiro presidente da recém criada Federação musulmano-croata na Bósnia.
  • 1996 – Benjamin Netanyahu claimed victory in Israel’s election for prime minister, defeating incumbent Shimon Peres by nine-tenths of one percent.
  • 1996 – Paul Peter Piech dies (b. 1920). Artist.
  • 1996 – Timothy Leary dies (b. 1920). American LSD advocate.
  • 1997 – Canada‘s Confederation Bridge opens, linking Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick.
  • 2000 – Tito Puente dies (b. 1923). Musician.
  • 2000 – Johnnie Taylor dies (b. 1938). Vocalist.
  • 2001 – Former French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas is sentenced to six months in prison over the country’s biggest political scandal in recent history.
  • 2001 – Moderate PLO leader Faisal Husseini died at age 60.
  • 2002 – The 17th Football World Cup, co-hosted by Japan and South Korea, begins with a 1-0 upset of France by Senegal. The tournament ends on June 30, with Brazil winning a record fifth World Cup title.
  • 2002 – Portugal ratifica o Protocolo de Kyoto.
  • 2002 – Tem início o Campeonato do Mundo de Futebol organizado pela Coreia do Sul/ Japão. No primeiro jogo o Senegal vence a França por 1-0.
  • 2003 – The final flight of an Air France Concorde takes place.
  • 2003 – Bomber Eric Rudolph is captured in Murphy, North Carolina.
  • 2004 – A foul-up during routine software update at the Royal Bank of Canada leads to a three-day misplacement of 10 million account balances.
  • 2004 – Robert Quine dies (b. 1942). Punk rock guitarist.
  • 2004 – Alberta Martin, 97, one of the last widows of a U.S. Civil War veteran, died. She had married Confederate veteran William Martin in 1927 when she was 21 and he was 81.
  • 2005 – W. Mark Felt admits in the magazine Vanity Fair that he is the anonymous source Deep Throat in the Watergate scandal.
  • Feast day of Mary, Mediatrix of all Graces
  • The Godiva procession
  • Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti)
 

On this day in History – May 31

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  • 0455 – Valentinian III dies (b. 0419). Roman Emperor.
  • 0455 – Petronius Maximus dies killed by a mob. Roman Emperor.
  • 1048 – Omar Khayyam was born (d. 1131). Persian poet, astronomer, mathematician and philosopher.
  • 1162 – Nascimento do conquistador mongol Gengis Khan.
  • 1223 – Battle of the Kalka River between the Mongol armies of Genghis Khan and East Slavic warriors.
  • 1232 – O papa Gregório IX, através de uma bula, canoniza Santo António de Lisboa.
  • 1246 – Isabella of Angouleme dies. Queen of John of England .
  • 1408 – Ashikaga Yoshimitsu dies (b. 1358). Ashikaga shogun.
  • 1443 – Margaret Beaufort was born (d. 1509). Mother of Henry VII of England.
  • 1469 – King Manuel I of Portugal was born (d. 1521).
  • 1495 – Cecily Neville dies (b. 1415). Mother of Edward IV of England and Richard III of England
  • 1535 – Alessandro Allori dies (b. 1607). Italian painter.
  • 1557 – Feodor I dies (b. 1598). Tsar of Russia.
  • 1578 – Martin Frobisher sails from Harwich, England to Frobisher Bay, Canada, eventually to mine fool’s gold, used to pave streets in London.
  • 1582 – Rei Felipe II assina alvará ordenado pagamento de pensão à mãe de Luíz Vaz de Camões
  • 1594 – Jacobo Robusti Tintoretto dies. Italian painter.
  • 1613 – John George II, Elector of Saxony was born (d. 1680)
  • 1640 – Michał Wiśniowiecki, King of Poland was born (d. 1673)
  • 1656 – Marin Marais was born. French composer and viol player.
  • 1669 – Citing poor eyesight, Samuel Pepys records the last event in his diary.
  • 1678 – The Godiva procession through Coventry begins.
  • 1680 – Joachim Neander dies (b. 1650). Clergyman.
  • 1727 – Criação do Royal Bank of Scotland.
  • 1740 – King Friedrich Wilhem I of Prussia dies (b. 1688)
  • 1747 – Andrei Osterman dies (b. 1686). Russian statesman.
  • 1750 – Karl August of Hardenberg was born (d. 1822). Statesman and reformer.
  • 1753 – Pierre Victurnien Vergniaud was born (d. 1793). French revolutionary.
  • 1754 – Andrea Appiani was born (d. 1817). Italian painter.
  • 1759 – The Province of Pennsylvania bans all theater productions.
  • 1773 – Ludwig Tieck was born (d. 1853). German poet and writer.
  • 1775 – Patriots in Charlotte, North Carolina adopt the Mecklenburg Resolutions urging the American Colonies to declare independence from Great Britian.
  • 1790 – The first U.S. Copyright Law was enacted, protecting books, maps, and other original materials.
  • 1790 – Por decisão régia, são criadas em Lisboa 18 escolas para raparigas. São as primeiras escolas femininas em Portugal.
  • 1799 – Pierre Lemonnier dies (b. 1715). French astronomer.
  • 1801 – Johann Georg Baiter was born (d. 1887). Swiss philologist.
  • 1809 – Joseph Haydn died in Vienna (b. 1732). Austrian composer.
  • 1809 – Jean Lannes died (b. 1769). French Marshal of Empire.
  • 1819 – Walt Whitman was born (d. 26 Mar 1892). American poet ( Leaves of Grass, When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d, Passage to India, O Captain! My Captain! )
  • 1831 – Samuel Bentham dies (b. 1757). Mechanical engineer.
  • 1832 – Evariste Galois dies (b. 1811). Mathematician.
  • 1837 – Joseph Grimaldi dies at 57. Greatest clown (king of pantomime).
  • 1838 – Henry Sidgwick was born (d. 1900). English philosopher.
  • 1842 – “Pour le Mérite” extended
  • 1846 – Philip Marheineke dies (b. 1780). German Protestant divine.
  • 1847 – Rotterdam-Hague Railway opens
  • 1847 – Thomas Chalmers dies (b. 1780). Scottish pastor, social reformer, educator, author, and scientist.
  • 1848 – Eugénie de Guérin dies (b. 1805). Writer.
  • 1852 – Francisco Pascasio Moreno was born. Argentine scientist, naturalist and explorer.
  • 1857 – Pope Pius XI (Ambrogio Damiano Achille Ratti) was born (d. 10 Feb 1939). 259th pope of the Roman Catholic Church [1922-1939].
  • 1860 – Walter Sickert was born (d. 1942). English painter.
  • 1863 – Francis Younghusband was born (d. 1942). British explorer.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: The Battle of Cold Harbor begins.
  • 1866 – In the Fenian Invasion of Canada, John O’Neill leads 850 Fenian raiders across the Niagara River at Buffalo, New York/Fort Erie, Ontario, as part of an effort to free Ireland from the English. Canadian militia and British regulars repulse the invaders in over the next three days, at a cost of 9 dead and 38 wounded to the Fenian’s 19 dead and about 17 wounded.
  • 1872 – Heath Robinson was born (d. 1944). English cartoonist.
  • 1874 – Estreia, na Igreja de São Marcos de Milão, a Misa de Requiem que Verdi compôs para a morte do escritor Manzoni.
  • 1875 – Eliphas Lévi dies. French writer and magician.
  • 1876 – Austin McDowell Patterson was born (d. 1956). Chemist.
  • 1878 – Naufraga na costa inglesa o encouraçado alemão Grosser-Kurfurst, causando a morte de 269 tripulantes.
  • 1879 – Madison Square Garden opens its doors
  • 1880 – The League of American Wheelmen was formed in Newport, RI. It was the first national bicycle society to be organized in the United States.
  • 1883 – Lauri Kristian Relander was born (d. 1942). Finnish president .
  • 1884 – John Harvey Kellogg patents corn flakes.
  • 1887 – Saint-John Perse was born (d. 1975). French diplomat and poet. Nobel Prize in Literature 1960.
  • 1889 – Johnstown Flood: Over 2200 people die after a dam break sends a 60-foot (18-meter) wall of water over the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
  • 1892 – Michel Kikoine was born (d. 1968). Belarus painter.
  • 1892 – Konstantin Georgiyevich Paustovsky was born (d. 1968). Russian writer.
  • 1894 – Fred Allen was born (d. 1956). American comedian. He is best remembered for “Allen’s Alley” radio program, 1932-49.
  • 1894 – Konstantin Stoilov Konstantinov assume (pela 2º vez) o cargo de primeiro-ministro da Bulgária
  • 1898 – William Ramsay and Morris William Travers discovered krypton (Kr, element 36)
  • 1898 – Dr. Norman Vincent Peale was born (d. 1993). American clergyman who wrote “The Power of Positive Thinking,” 1952.
  • 1901 – Boer War : Boers kill 174 British during guerrilla raid at Vlakfontein (now called Derby)
  • 1902 – Second Boer War: The last Afrikaner resistance forces sign a peace treaty with the British at Pretoria, ending the war, and ensuring British control of South Africa.
  • 1908 – Don Ameche [Dominic Felix Amici] was born (d. 6 Dec 1993). American academy award-winning actor: Cocoon [1985]; Trading Places, Corinna Corinna; inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame [1992];
  • 1910 – Creation of the Union of South Africa. Louis Botha assume o cargo de primeiro-ministro da África do Sul
  • 1910 – Elizabeth Blackwell dies (b. 1821). First female physician in the United States.
  • 1911 – Maurice Allais was born. Franch economist who won in 1988 the Nobel Prize in Economics.
  • 1911 – The hull of the Titanic was launched in Belfast. At the ceremony, a White Star Line employee claimed, “Not even God himself could sink this ship.”
  • 1912 – Alfred Deller was born (d. 1979). English countertenor.
  • 1913 – The Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, authorizing direct election of United States Senators, is declared ratified.
  • 1916 – World War I: The German and British navies clash in the Battle of Jutland, the largest naval battle of the war.
  • 1921 – Tulsa Race Riot: More than 300 are killed in a race riot in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
  • 1921 – Comedian Buster Keaton marries actress Natalie Talmadge.
  • 1921 – Alida Valli was born (d. 2006). Italian actress.
  • 1922 – Denholm Elliott was born (d. 6 Oct 1992). English actor ( A Room with a View, The Bourne Identity, The Boys from Brazil, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Voyage of the Damned, Trading Places, Scorchers).
  • 1923 – Prince Rainier III of Monaco was born (d. 6 Apr 2005). Head of state: Monaco; married American film star, Grace Kelly.
  • 1924 – The Soviet Union signs an agreement with the Peking government, referring to Outer Mongolia as an “integral part of the Republic of China“, whose “sovereignty” therein the Soviet Union promises to respect
  • 1924 – Lauri Ingman assume (pela 2º vez) o cargo de primeiro-ministro da Finlândia.
  • 1926 – Portugal: Bernardino Machado, presidente da República Portuguesa, apresenta a sua demissão do cargo, como consequência do golpe militar de 28 de Maio, que instaurara o Estado Novo.
  • 1926 – James Kruss was born (d. 1997). Author.
  • 1927 – The last Ford Model T rolls off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles.
  • 1928 – É fundada a Academia Nicaragüense de la Lengua.
  • 1928 – Manuel de Oliveira Lima dies at 60. Brazilian historian.
  • 1929 – Menahem Golan was born. Producer.
  • 1930 – Clint Eastwood was born in San Francisco. American actor, director, producer. The Bridges of Madison County, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • 1931 – Shirley Verrett was born. American soprano.
  • 1931 – John Robert Schrieffer was born. American physicist and winner (with John Bardeen and Leon N. Cooper) of the 1972 Nobel Prize for Physics for developing the BCS theory (for their initials), the first successful microscopic theory of superconductivity
  • 1932 – Jay Miner was born (d. 1994). American microchip designer.
  • 1935 – Um terremoto destrói a cidade de Quetta (Paquistão) e morrem mais de 56 mil pessoas.
  • 1938 – Henry Armstrong defeated Barney Ross in New York City to win the welterweight boxing title.
  • 1938 – Johnny PayCheck was born (d. 2003). American country music singer.
  • 1938 – Peter Yarrow was born. American folk singer (“Peter, Paul and Mary“)
  • 1939 – Terry Waite was born. British humanitarian.
  • 1941 – Louis J. Ignarro was born. American pharmacologist who, along with Robert F. Furchgott and Ferid Murad, was co-awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery that nitric oxide (NO) acts as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system, an entirely new mechanism by which blood vessels in the body relax and widen.
  • 1942 – World War II: The Luftwaffe bombs Coventry, England
  • 1943 – Sharon Gless, was born. Emmy Award-winning actress: Cagney & Lacey [1985-1986, 1986-1987]; Revenge of the Stepford Wives, Tales of the Unexpected
  • 1943 – Joe Namath was born. American football star.
  • 1945 – Rainer Werner Fassbinder was born (d. 10 Jun 1982). Film director: Chinese Roulette, Querelle, Veronika Voss, Berlin Alexanderplatz, Beware of a Holy Whore; Marriage of Maria Braum;
  • 1947 – MayAbd al-Krim, Moroccan nationalist leader, escapes after an 11-year imprisonment on the Island of Reunion.
  • 1947 – Mátyás Rákosi assume (pela 2º vez) o cargo de primeiro-ministro da Hungria.
  • 1948 – José Vianna da Motta dies. Portuguese pianist.
  • 1948 – Syngman Rhee assume a presidência da Coréia do Sul
  • 1948 – John Bonham was born (d. 25 Sep 1980). British musician, drummer with Led Zeppelin.
  • 1949 – A crowd of 35,000 people paid tribute to radio personality Mary Margaret McBride at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, (one of the five boroughs that make up New York City). McBride was celebrating her 15th year in radio.
  • 1949 – Tom Berenger [Thomas Michael Moore], was born. Actor: One Life to Live, If Tomorrow Comes, Platoon, Sliver, The Big Chill, Eddie and the Cruisers, Gettysburg, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, A Murder of Crows, In the Company of Spies, Turbulence II: Fear of Flying.
  • 1950 – Gregory Harrison was born. Actor.
  • 1952 – Dwight D. Eisenhower retires from active service in the United States Army.
  • 1957 – Leopold Staff dies (b. 1878). Polish poet.
  • 1959 – Aurora Cunha was born. Portuguese athlete.
  • 1960 – Walther Funk dies (b. 1890). Nazi leader.
  • 1960 – Chris Elliott was born. Comedian.
  • 1961 – Benfica wins 6th Champions Europe Cup in Bern beating Barcelona 3-2
  • 1961 – Lea Thompson was born. Actress.
  • 1961 – Creation of the Republic of South Africa.
  • 1961 – Dominican Republic President Trujillo assassinated
  • 1962 – Corey Hart was born. Singer/songwriter.
  • 1962 – The West Indies Federation dissolves.
  • 1962 – Former Gestapo official Adolf Eichmann was hanged in Israel / Executado em Tel Aviv, por crimes contra os judeus, o ex-coronel das SS Adolfo Eichman, que havia sido sequestrado na Argentina por agentes israelitas.
  • 1963 – Wesley Willis was born. Musician.
  • 1965 – Brooke Shields was born. American model: Ivory Snow baby and actress: The Blue Lagoon, Pretty Baby, Brenda Starr, The Seventh Floor, Backstreet Dreams, Stalking Laura, Suddenly Susan.
  • 1966 – Monges budistas atearam fogo sobre seus próprios corpos em Saigão, como forma de protesto contra a política do governo militar do Vietname do Sul.
  • 1967 – The King of Jordan and President Abdel Nasser of Egypt sign a joint defence agreement in case of a conflict with Israel.
  • 1969 – Stevie Wonder’s My Cherie Amour was released by Tamla Records
  • 1970 – Início do Campeonato Mundial de Futebol realizado no México.
  • 1970 – An earthquake in Peru left more than 50,000 dead.
  • 1972 – Official IRA declares ceasefire : The Official IRA announces a ceasefire, but the Provisional IRA says it will continue fighting until the British leave Northern Ireland.
  • 1974 – Syria and Israel sign a disengagement agreement to resolve the Yom Kippur War
  • 1974 – William DeVaughn, a soul singer, songwriter and guitarist from Washington, DC, received a gold record for his only hit, Be Thankful for What You Got
  • 1975 – Constituição da Agencia Espacial Europea (ESA).
  • 1976 – Invasão e ocupação de Timor Leste pela Indonésia.
  • 1976 – Jacques Monod dies (b. 9 Feb 1910). French biochemist who, with François Jacob, did much to elucidate how genes regulate cell metabolism by directing the biosynthesis of enzymes. The pair shared, along with André Lwoff, the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1965.
  • 1976 – Colin Farrell was born. Actor.
  • 1976 – Martha Mitchell died in New York. She was the estranged wife of former Attorney General John N. Mitchell.
  • 1977 – The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System is completed.
  • 1977 – William Castle dies (b. 1914). American director.
  • 1977 – Scott Klopfenstein was born. Rock musician (Reel Big Fish)
  • 1981 – Zia Rahman, president of Bangladesh, is assassinated in Chittagong in a coup attempt.
  • 1983 – Jack Dempsey dies (b. 1895). American boxer.
  • 1984 – Jason Smith was born. Australian actor.
  • 1985 – The US-Canadian Outbreak: Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 dead.
  • 1986 – James Rainwater dies (b. 9 Dec 1917) . American physicist who won a share of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1975 for his part in determining the asymmetrical shapes of certain atomic nuclei.
  • 1990 – A little summer replacement TV show named Seinfeld debuted
  • 1990 – The French Government bans imports of British beef and live cattle because of fears over BSE or “mad cow” disease.
  • 1991 – São firmados em Lisboa os acordos para pôr fim a 16 anos de guerra civil em Angola assinados pelos presidentes do MPLA e da UNITA e que acabaram por não ser cumpridos.
  • 1994 – Morte do barão Marcel Bich. Criador das canetas Bic.
  • 1994 – O croata Kresimir Zubak é proclamado primeiro presidente da recém criada Federação musulmano-croata na Bósnia.
  • 1996 – Benjamin Netanyahu claimed victory in Israel’s election for prime minister, defeating incumbent Shimon Peres by nine-tenths of one percent.
  • 1996 – Paul Peter Piech dies (b. 1920). Artist.
  • 1996 – Timothy Leary dies (b. 1920). American LSD advocate.
  • 1997 – Canada‘s Confederation Bridge opens, linking Prince Edward Island with mainland New Brunswick.
  • 2000 – Tito Puente dies (b. 1923). Musician.
  • 2000 – Johnnie Taylor dies (b. 1938). Vocalist.
  • 2001 – Former French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas is sentenced to six months in prison over the country’s biggest political scandal in recent history.
  • 2001 – Moderate PLO leader Faisal Husseini died at age 60.
  • 2002 – The 17th Football World Cup, co-hosted by Japan and South Korea, begins with a 1-0 upset of France by Senegal. The tournament ends on June 30, with Brazil winning a record fifth World Cup title.
  • 2002 – Portugal ratifica o Protocolo de Kyoto.
  • 2002 – Tem início o Campeonato do Mundo de Futebol organizado pela Coreia do Sul/ Japão. No primeiro jogo o Senegal vence a França por 1-0.
  • 2003 – The final flight of an Air France Concorde takes place.
  • 2003 – Bomber Eric Rudolph is captured in Murphy, North Carolina.
  • 2004 – A foul-up during routine software update at the Royal Bank of Canada leads to a three-day misplacement of 10 million account balances.
  • 2004 – Robert Quine dies (b. 1942). Punk rock guitarist.
  • 2004 – Alberta Martin, 97, one of the last widows of a U.S. Civil War veteran, died. She had married Confederate veteran William Martin in 1927 when she was 21 and he was 81.
  • 2005 – W. Mark Felt admits in the magazine Vanity Fair that he is the anonymous source Deep Throat in the Watergate scandal.
  • Feast day of Mary, Mediatrix of all Graces
  • The Godiva procession
  • Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti)
 

Preparação para o Mundial 2006 : Angola 0 – 2 Argentina Maio 30, 2006

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A selecção Argentina derrotou com facilidade a equipa de Angola, a nossa 1ª. adversária no Mundial, por 2-0, resultado que já se verificava ao intervalo e que não minimiza a equipa africana.

Porém os argentinos, sem forçar muito, tiveram ainda três bolas nos ferros da baliza (dois à barra e um ao poste) e obrigaram João Ricardo a um punhado de boas defesas.

Na primeira parte Angola ainda conseguiu dois remates à baliza de Abbondanzieri (que surpreendentemente esteve longe de se mostrar um guarda-redes seguro) e alguma conservação de bola na zona de meio-campo, com Mendonça e Figueiredo activos, mas na segunda parte Angola no ataque foi completamente inofensivo.

Nesta segunda parte a Argentina preferiu maior contenção de bola e dominou o jogo mas a gula pelo ataque diminuiu até à entrada dos suplentes em que veio a capacidade tecnica de Messi totalmente recuperado de lesão.

As inúmeras substituições durante a 2ª. parte tornaram praticamente impossível delinear esquemas tacticos para as equipas, mas ficam como notas as inúmeras dificuldades dos angolanos em criarem jogadas de ataque, o grande números de estrelas argentinas do meio-campo ofensivo e ataque (Messi, Crespo, Saviola, Riquelme, Tevez … e ainda ficou no banco sem entrar Júlio Cruz). Quem não chegou a jogar foi o portista Lucho.

Nota ainda para, com pouco trabalho, a insegurança de Abbondanzieri com dificuldades a jogar com os pés, e pouco concentrado (quase era surpreendido com um remate de fora da área de Mendonça) e cometeu uma falta por sair com a bola da área defensiva.

Angola: João Ricardo, Mendonça, Kali, Jamba, Macabreu; André, Figueiredo, Edson, Loko; Mateus e Akwa (Jogaram ainda: Mantorras, Zé Calanga, Miloy, Flávio, Titi Buengo e Luís Delgado)

Argentina: Abbondanzieri, Burdisso, Heintze, Ayala e Sorin, Mascherano e Cambiasso, Riqelme, Saviola, Maxi Rodriguez e Crespo (Jogaram ainda: Messi, Gabriel Milito, Scaloni, Pablo Aimar, Carlos Tevez e Cufré)

Golos: Maximiliano Rodrigues (28′) e Sorin (36′)

Cartões amarelos para Maxi Rodriguez por simular um penalty aos 58′ e para Flávio aos 85′ por acumulação de faltas.