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On this day in History – Apr. 10 Abril 9, 2007

Filed under: efemerides,This Day in History — looking4good @ 11:19 pm
  • 0401 – Theodosius II, the Younger, was born. Eastern Roman emperor.
  • 0879 – Louis the Stammerer dies (b. 0846). King of the West Franks and Louis III was crowned King of France.
  • 1241 – The army of Hungarian King Belá is decimated by Mongolian troops. The Mongols are now free to continue on to the Danube and Dalmatia.
  • 1389 – Cosimo de’ Medici was born (d. 1464). Ruler of Florence.
  • 1512 – Prince James Stewart was born (d. 1542). Later King James V of Scotland
  • 1515 – Mateus Fernandes died. Portuguese architect.
  • 1533 – King Frederick I of Denmark dies (b. 1471)
  • 1545 – Costanzo Festa dies. Italian composer
  • 1583 – Hugo Grotius was born (d. 1645). Dutch jurist and scholar whose legal masterpiece, De Jure Belli ac Pacis (1625; On the Law of War and Peace), was one of the first great contributions to modern international law.
  • 1585 – Pope Gregory XIII dies (b. 1502).
  • 1599 – Gabrielle d’Estrée dies (b. 1571). Mistress of King Henry IV of France
  • 1601 – Mark Alexander Boyd dies (b. 1562). Scottish poet.
  • 1640 – Agostino Agazzari dies at 61. Italian composer.
  • 1646 – Santino Solari dies (b. 1576). Swiss architect and sculptor.
  • 1651 – Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus was born (d. 1708). German mathematician.
  • 1656 – René Lepage de Ste-Claire was born (d. 1718). Lord-founder of the town of Rimouski, in New France.
  • 1704 – Benjamin Heath was born (d. 1766). English classical scholar.
  • 1704 – William Egon of Fürstenberg dies (b. 1629). Bishop of Strassburg.
  • 1706 – Arthur Chichester, 3rd Earl of Donegall dies (b. 1666). Irish soldier.
  • 1713 – John Whitehurst was born (d. 1788). English clockmaker and scientist.
  • 1755 – Samuel Hahnemann was born (d. 1843). German physician, originator of homeopathy
  • 1756 – Giacomo Antonio Perti dies (b. 1661). Italian composer.
  • 1760 – Jean Lebeuf dies (b. 1687). French historian.
  • 1762 – Giovanni Aldini was born (d. 1834). Italian physicist.
  • 1778 – William Hazlitt was born (d.1830). English writer.
  • 1783 – Hortense de Beauharnais was born (d. 1837). Queen of Holland as wife of Louis Bonaparte.
  • 1786 – John Byron dies (b. 1723). British naval officer.
  • 1789 – Leona Vicario was born (d. 1842). Mexican revolutionary.
  • 1790 – United States Patent system established. The Patent Board was made up of the Secretary of State, Secretary of War and the Attorney General and was responsible for granting patents on “useful and important” inventions. In the first three years, 47 patents were granted. Until 1888 miniature models of the device to be patented were required.
  • 1794 – Matthew Perry was born (d. 1858). American Commodore who forced the opening of Japan to the West.
  • 1813 – Joseph-Louis Lagrange dies (b. 1736). Mathematician.
  • 1814 – A Batalha de Toulouse foi vencida pelas forças inglesas comandadas pelo General Wellington .
  • 1815 – Mount Tambora eruption covers several islands with ash in Indonesia.
  • 1816 – The U.S. government approved the creation of a Second Bank of the United States.
  • 1821 – Patriarch Gregory V of Constantinople is hung by the Turks from the main gate of the Patriarchate and his body is thrown into the Bosphorus.
  • 1823 – Karl Leonhard Reinhold dies (b. 1757). Austrian philosopher.
  • 1826 – The 10,500 inhabitants of the Greek town Messolonghi start leaving the town after a year’s siege by Turkish forces. Very few of them survive.
  • 1827 – Lew Wallace was born. American writer.
  • 1829 – William Booth was born (d. 1912). English religious leader and founder of the Salvation Army
  • 1847 – Joseph Pulitzer was born (d. 29 Oct 1911). Journalist and publisher (d. 29 Oct 1911). His will left $2 million for establishment of school of journalism at Columbia Univ. and a fund which established annual prizes for literature, drama, music and journalism.
  • 1856 – Theta Chi Fraternity Founded at Norwich University
  • 1860 – María Augusta Generoso Estrela was born (d. 1948). Brazilian physician. First south american woman to be graduated in Medicine in United States – 1882.
  • 1862 – W.H.L. Wallace dies (b. 1821). American Union general.
  • 1864 – Archduke Maximilian of Austria was crowned Emperor of Mexico.
  • 1864 – Eugen d’Albert was born (d. 1932). German composer.
  • 1865 – American Civil War: A day after his surrender to Union forces, Confederate General Robert E. Lee addresses his troops for the last time.
  • 1865 – The last photograph of Abraham Lincoln alive was taken.
  • 1866 – The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by Henry Bergh.
  • 1867 – George William Russell was born. Irish poet and mystic nationalist.
  • 1868 – At Arogee in Abyssinia, British and Indian forces defeat an army of Emperor Theodore. While 700 Ethiopians are killed and many more injured, only two die from the British/ Indian troops.
  • 1868 – George Arliss was born (d. 1946). English actor.
  • 1870 – (O.S.) – Vladimir Lenin was born (d. 1924). Premier of the Soviet Union.
  • 1876 – Portugal: Caixa Geral de Depósitos is created by law of 10 April 1876 under the Kingdom of Louis I.
  • 1880 – Montague Summers was born (d.1948). English writer on the theatre and the occult.
  • 1880 – Mohammed Nadir Shah was born (d. 1933). Afghan king.
  • 1882 – Dante Gabriel Rossetti dies (b. 1828). English poet and painter.
  • 1882 – Frances Perkins was born (d. 1965). American politician.
  • 1887 – Bernardo Houssay was born (d. 21 Sep 1971). Argentine physiologist and corecipient, with Carl and Gerty Cori, of the 1947 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine
  • 1894 – Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla was born. Indian industrialist, Gandhian and educationist .
  • 1894 – Ben Nicholson was born (d. 1982). American painter and sculptor.
  • 1904 – Queen Isabella II of Spain dies (b. 1830).
  • 1906 – The Four Million, O. Henry‘s second short story collection, is published.
  • 1909 – Algernon Charles Swinburne dies (b. 1909). English poet.
  • 1910 – Eddy Duchin was born (d.1951). American musician.
  • 1910 – Paul Sweezy was born (d. 2004). American economist and editor.
  • 1911 – Martin Denny was born (d. 2005). American musician.
  • 1912 – The RMS Titanic leaves port in Southampton, England. Five days later it sinks after hitting an iceberg.
  • 1913 – Stefan Heym was born (†16 Dec 2001). German writer.
  • 1915 – Harry Morgan was born. American Emmy Award-winning actor: M*A*S*H [1979-80]; Dragnet, You Can’t Take It with You, Pete and Gladys, HEC Ramsey, December Bride, The D.A., Aftermash.
  • 1916 – The Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is created in New York City by 82 charter members.
  • 1917 – Robert Burns Woodward was born (d. 08 Jul 1979). American chemist. Nobel Prize-winning scientist [1965]: study of the molecular structure of complex organic compounds.
  • 1918 – Jørn Utzon was born. Danish architect.
  • 1919 – Mexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata (b. 8 Aug 1879) is ambushed and shot dead by government forces in Morelos.
  • 1920 – Moritz Cantor dies (b. 1829). German mathematician.
  • 1921 – Chuck Connors was born (d. 1992). American actor and baseball player.
  • 1921 – Sheb Wooley was born (d. 2003). American actor and singer.
  • 1924 – The first train robbery is reported in Greece outside the city of Larissa.
  • 1924 – Sebastião da Gama was born in Vila Nogueira de Azeitão, Setúbal (d. 1952). Portuguese poet.
  • 1925 – The first government led by French premier Édouard Herriot, a Radical Party leader who had been put into office by the left-wing coalition Cartel des Gauches, fell.
  • 1925 – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is published in New York
  • by Charles Scribner’s Sons; it will become one of the most important novels of the 20th century.
  • 1926 – Junior Samples was born (d. 1983). American musician
  • 1927 – Marshall Warren Nirenberg was born. American biochemist, corecipient with Robert William Holley and Har Gobind Khorana, of the 1968 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.
  • 1929 – Max von Sydow was born. Swedish actor (Dune, The Exorcist, The Seventh Seal, The Emigrants, Flash Gordon, Hannah and Her Sisters, Hawaii, The Quiller Memorandum, Quo Vadis, Three Days of the Condor) .
  • 1929 – Mike Hawthourne was born in Mexborought, Yorkshire. English Formula 1 car driver.
  • 1930 – Claude Bolling was born. French jazz pianist and flutist .
  • 1930 – Norma Candal was born (d. 2006). Puerto Rican actress and comedienne
  • 1930 – Spede Pasanen was born (d. 2001). Finnish comedian, film director, director and writer.
  • 1930 – Michel Polac was born. French journalist.
  • 1930 – The first synthetic rubber was produced.
  • 1931 – Khalil Gibran dies (b. 1883). Lebanese poet and painter.
  • 1932 – Omar Sharif (Michael Shalhoub) was born. Egyptian actor (Lawrence of Arabia, Dr. Zhivago, Funny Girl, Funny Lady, Peter the Great, Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna, Beyond Justice, Crime & Passion) .
  • 1933 – New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps is created.
  • 1934 – Jean Cocteau’s reworking of the Oedipus myth, entitled “The Infernal Machine”, premieres in Paris.
  • 1934 – David Halberstam was born. American writer.
  • 1934 – Vladimir Posner was born. Russian journalist.
  • 1936 – John Madden was born. American football coach and broadcaster.
  • 1937 – Bella Akhmadulina was born. Russian poet.
  • 1938 – In a controlled plebiscite in Austria, soon after Adolf Hitler‘s invasion of the country, 99.7 percent of Austrians approved the Anschluss (German: “Union”)—the political unification of Austria and Germany.
  • 1938 – Édouard Daladier becomes Prime Minister of France .
  • 1939 – Dr. I.Q., the Mental Banker debuts.
  • 1939 – Alfredo Panzini dies. Writer.
  • 1940 – Mrs. Patrick Campbell, nee Beatrice Stella Tanner, dies (b. 1865). British actress.
  • 1941 – World War II: The Axis Powers in Europe establish the Independent State of Croatia from occupied Yugoslavia with Ante Pavelić‘s Ustase fascist insurgents in power.
  • 1941 – Paul Theroux was born. American novelist and travel writer.
  • 1943 – Andrzej Badeński was born. Polish athlete .
  • 1944 – Henry Ford II is named executive vice president of Ford Motor Company.
  • 1944 – Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler escape from Auschwitz II death camp.
  • 1945 – A cidade alemã de Hanover foi tomada pelas tropas americanas .
  • 1945 – Charles Nordhoff dies (b. 1887). English-born writer .
  • 1945 – H.N. Werkman dies executed (b. 1882). Dutch artist and printer
  • 1946 – David Angell was born (d. 2001). American television producer.
  • 1947 – Bunny Wailer was born. Jamaican musician
  • 1950 – Ken Griffey, Sr. was born. Major League Baseball player .
  • 1951 – Steven Seagal was born. American actor ( Executive Decision, Under Siege series, On Deadly Ground, Out for Justice, Marked for Death, Hard to Kill, Above the Law) .
  • 1951 – David Helvarg was born. American journalist and environmental activist.
  • 1953 – The House of Wax opens at New York City‘s Paramount Theater (it was the first color feature in 3-D).
  • 1954 – Peter MacNicol was born. American actor.
  • 1954 – Auguste Lumière dies (b. 1862). French film pioneer
  • 1954 – Oscar Mathisen dies (b. 1888). Norwegian speed skater.
  • 1955 – Lesley Garrett was born. British soprano .
  • 1955 – Dr. Jonas Salk successfully tested the Polio vaccine.
  • 1955 – Teilhard de Chardin dies (b. 1881). French paleontologist and theologian.
  • 1957 – The Suez Canal is reopened for all shipping after being closed for three months.
  • 1957 – John M. Ford was born (d. 2006). American science fiction author and poet.
  • 1957 – Steve Gustafson was born. American rock bassist (10,000 Maniacs)
  • 1958 – Yefim Bronfman was born. Russian pianist .
  • 1958 – Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds was born. Music producer, musician, film producer.
  • 1958 – Chuck Willis dies (b. 1928). American singer and songwriter.
  • 1959 – Gugu was born. Brazilian TV presenter and impresario.
  • 1959 – Akihito, future Emperor of Japan, weds Michiko (née Michiko Shoda), a commoner.
  • 1959 – Brian Setzer was born. American musician (Stray Cats).
  • 1959 – Yvan Loubier was born. Quebec politician.
  • 1960 – Steve Bisciotti was born. Owner of the Baltimore Ravens
  • 1960 – Afrika Bambaataa was born. American musician and activist.
  • 1960 – Katrina Leskanich was born. American singer (Katrina and the Waves
  • 1962 – Steve Tasker was born. American football player
  • 1962 – Michael Curtiz dies (b. 1886). Hungarian-born director.
  • 1962 – Stuart Sutcliffe dies (b. 1940). English musician, original bass player for The Beatles.
  • 1962 – Steve Tasker was born. American football player .
  • 1963 – The submarine USS Thresher is lost at sea, with all hands (129 officers, crewmen and civilian technicians).
  • 1963 – Warren DeMartini was born. American rock guitarist (Ratt)
  • 1963 – Doris Leuthard was born. Member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • 1964 – The Polo Grounds are demolished.
  • 1965 – Linda Darnell dies (b. 1923). American actress.
  • 1965 – Tim ‘Herb’ Alexander was born. American rockero (Primus).
  • 1966 – Evelyn Waugh dies (b. 1903). English writer.
  • 1967 – Bob Hope was the host at the 39th Annual Academy Awards at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles. “Virginia Woolf” came loaded with 13 nominations, her opponent, “A Man for All Seasons”, was the underdog with 8. At first it was blow for blow, “Virginia Woolf” winning Best Costume Design/Black-and-White (Irene Sharaff) and “Seasons” winning the award in the Color category (Joan Bridge and Elizabeth Haffenden); “Seasons” winning Best Cinematography/Color (Ted Moore) and “Virginia Woolf” winning in the Black-and-White division (Haskell Wexler). Then “Virgina Woolf” won for Best Art Direction/Set Decoration, Black-and-White (George James Hopkins, Richard Sylbert) while “Seasons” took the Oscar for Best Writing/Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Robert Bolt). They were tied. Best Supporting Actress: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” (Sandy Dennis), but Best Supporting Actor went to Walter Matthau in “The Fortune Cookie”. “Virginia Woolf”, ahead by one. The Best Music/Song Oscar went to “Born Free” (John Barry-music, Don Black-lyrics) from the movie of the same title. The fight was still on since neither “Seasons” nor “Virginia Woolf” was nominated in that category. It was time for the Academy Award for Best Actress. And the Oscar goes to Elizabeth Taylor for “Who’s Afraid of Virginnia Woolf”. Would the drama about Thomas More garner a Best Actor Oscar for Paul Scofield? Yes! . Fred Zinnemann wins for “Seasons” the award for Best Director. The envelope holding the title of the Best Picture of 1966 revealed the overall winner as “A Man for All Seasons”, Fred Zinnemann, producer.
  • 1967 – Viriato Correia dies (b. 1884). Brazilian journalist and writer, member of Academia Brasileira de Letras (Brazilian Academy of Letters).
  • 1967 – Donald Dufresne was born. French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1968 – Shipwreck of the Wahine outside Wellington harbour.
  • 1968 – Orlando Jones was born. American actor and comedian.
  • 1968 – Gustavs Celmins dies (b. 1899). Latvin politician.
  • 1968 – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences postponed the 40th Annual Academy Awards ceremonies two days because of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. Ironically, the Best Picture of 1967, “In the Heat of the Night” (Walter Mirisch, producer), and “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (Best Actress: Katharine Hepburn) and Best Writing/Story and Screenplay/Written Directly for the Screen (William Rose), have racial themes. “Heat” won four more Oscars that evening: Best Actor (Rod Steiger); Best Writing/Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Stirling Silliphant); Best Sound (Samuel Goldwyn SSD); Best Film Editing (Hal Ashby). Bob Hope, as host, livened up the somber ceremonies as did awards for Best Supporting Actor George Kennedy (“Cool Hand Luke”), Best Supporting Actress Estelle Parsons (“Bonnie and Clyde”); Best Music/Song, “Talk to the Animals” from “Doctor Dolittle” (Leslie Bricusse). Mike Nichols who lost to “The Man for All Seasons” the previous year, won this time, as Best Director for “The Graduate”.
  • 1968 – Shipwreck of the Wahine outside Wellington harbour. Fifty-one people die when a ferry capsizes in Wellington harbour, New Zealand, during one of the worst storms ever to hit the country.
  • 1969 – Billy Jayne was born. American actor.
  • 1969 – Ekaterini Koffa was born. Greek sprinter.
  • 1969 – Harley J. Earl dies. Automobile designer, father of the Chevrolet Corvette .
  • 1970 – Paul McCartney announces that The Beatles have broken up.
  • 1970 – Vietnam War: 48 percent of the Americans polled in a Gallup Poll approve of U.S. President Richard M. Nixon‘s Vietnam policy, while 41 percent disapprove.
  • 1970 – Kenny Lattimore was born. American singer.
  • 1970 – Mike Mushok was born. American rock guitarist (Staind)
  • 1970 – Q-Tip was born. American rapper and actor
  • 1970 – Petros Passalis was born. Greek footballer
  • 1970 – Leonard Dorin was born. Canadian boxer
  • 1970 – Enrico Ciccone was born. Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1971 – Cold War: In an attempt to thaw relations with the United States, the People’s Republic of China host the U.S. table tennis team for a weeklong visit.
  • 1972 – The development, production, and stockpiling of biological weapons were outlawed by the Biological Weapons Convention, signed by more than 150 countries.
  • 1972 – 20 days after he was kidnapped in Buenos Aires, Oberdan Sallustro is executed by communist guerrillas.
  • 1972 – Earthquake kills thousands in Iran. At least 4,000 people die in a massive earthquake in Southern Iran which flattens entire towns and villages.
  • 1972 – Vietnam War: For the first time since November 1967 American B-52 bombers reportedly begin bombing North Vietnam.
  • 1972 – Once again, the 44th Annual Academy Awards celebration was held at Los Angeles’ Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The hosts of the evening’s festivities were Helen Hayes, Alan King, Sammy Davis Jr., and Jack Lemmon. The nominees for the Best Picture were: “A Clockwork Orange”, “Fiddler on the Roof”, “The Last Picture Show”, “Nicholas and Alexandra” and “The French Connection”. And the Oscar goes to … “The French Connection”, Philip D’Antoni, producer. The Oscar also went to “The French Connection” for Best Director (William Friedkin); Best Actor (Gene Hackman); Best Writing/Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Ernest Tidyman); and Best Film Editing (Gerald B. Greenberg). All of the other Best Picture nominees (except “A Clockwork Orange”) also received Oscars: “The Last Picture Show” won for both supporting actor and actress (Ben Johnson and Cloris Leachman respectively); “Fiddler on the Roof” won for Best Cinematography (Oswald Morris), Best Sound (Gordon K. McCallum, David Hildyard) and Best Music/Scoring Adaptation/Original Song Score (John Williams); “Nicholas and Alexandra” won the awards for Best Art Direction/Set Decoration (John Box, Ernest Archer, Jack Maxsted, Gil Parrondo, Vernon Dixon) and Best Costume Design (Yvonne Blake, Antonio Castillo). “Klute” won one out of its two nominations: Best Actress (Jane Fonda) and “Shaft” won its only nomination: Best Music/Song (Isaac Hayes, “Theme from Shaft”.
  • 1972 – 20 days after he was kidnapped in Buenos Aires, Oberdan Sallustro is executed by communist guerrillas.
  • 1973 – A British Vanguard turboprop crashes during a snowstorm at Basel, Switzerland killing 104.
  • 1973 – Pakistan adopted its third constitution, shifting the role of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto from president to prime minister.
  • 1973 – Roberto Carlos da Silva was born. Brazilian footballer.
  • 1973 – Christopher Simmons was born. American designer.
  • 1973 – Guillaume Canet was born. French actor and director
  • 1974 – Golda Meir announced her resignation as prime minister of Israel. Yitzhak Rabin replaced Golda Meir.
  • 1975 – Chris Carrabba was born. American singer (Dashboard Confessional)
  • 1975 – Marjorie Main dies (b. 1890). American actress.
  • 1976 – Sara Renner was born. Canadian cross country skier
  • 1977 – O escritor português Jorge de Sena recebe o grau de Comendador da Ordem do Infante D. Henrique, atribuído pelo presidente da República.
  • 1978 – Volkswagen becomes the first non-American automobile manufacturer to build cars in the United States, opening a plant in Pennsylvania.
  • 1979 – On “Terrible Tuesday“, a tornado lands in Wichita Falls, Texas killing 42 people. (see Red River Valley Tornado Outbreak).
  • 1979 – Rachel Corrie was born (d. 2003). American activist, member of the International Solidarity Movement.
  • 1979 – Tsuyoshi Domoto was born. Japanese artist.
  • 1979 – Sophie Ellis-Bextor was born. English singer.
  • 1979 – Shemekia Copeland was born. American singer.
  • 1979 – Marlena Hall (Troncoso), American comic book colorist/web designer
  • 1979 – Nino Rota dies (b. 1911). Italian composer.
  • 1979 – On the day known to meteorologists as “terrible Tuesday”, a tornado hits in Wichita Falls, Texas killing 42 people. (see Wichita Falls, Texas Tornado).
  • 1980 – Charlie Hunnam was born. British actor.
  • 1980 – Sean Avery was born. Canadian ice hockey player.
  • 1980 – Kasey Kahne was born. American race-car driver.
  • 1980 – Bryce Soderberg was born. American rock bassist (Lifehouse).
  • 1980 – Kay Medford dies (b. 1914). American actress.
  • 1981 – Hunger striker elected MP Imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands has been elected to Westminster as the MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone.
  • 1981 – Liz McClarnon was born. British singer
  • 1981 – Michael Pitt was born. American actor
  • 1981 – Alexei Semenov was born. Russian ice hockey player
  • 1982 – Damián Lanza was born. Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1982 – Chyler Leigh was born. American actress
  • 1983 – Ryan Merriman was born. American actor .
  • 1984 – Mandy Moore (Amanda Leigh Moore) was born in Nashua, New Hampshire – USA. Pop singer and actress. See wallpapers
  • 1985 – Dion Phaneuf was born. Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1985 – Cora Coralina dies (b. 20 Aug 1889). Brazilian poetess and writer.
  • 1986 – Vincent Kompany was born. Belgian footballer
  • 1986 – Fernando Gago was born. Argentine footballer
  • 1986 – Linda Creed dies (b. 1949). American songwriter.
  • 1987 – Hayley Westenra was born. New Zealand soprano.
  • 1988 -After taking a decade to build, the Seto Great Bridge, spanning the Inland Sea in Japan, was opened to traffic.
  • 1988 – Haley Joel Osment was born. American actor .
  • 1988 – The comic strip Fox Trot débuts.
  • 1990 – Alex Pettyfer was born. English actor.
  • 1991 – Amanda Michalka was born. American actress and singer.
  • 1991 – Italian ferry “Moby Prince” collides with an oil tanker in dense fog off Livorno, Italy killing 140.
  • 1991 – A rare tropical storm develops in the Southern Hemisphere off the coast of Angola; the first of its kind to be documented by satellites.
  • 1991 – Kevin Peter Hall dies (b. 1955). American actor.
  • 1991 – Natalie Schafer dies (b. 1900). American actress.
  • 1992 – Sam Kinison dies (b. 1953). American comedian.
  • 1993 – Chris Hani dies (b. 1942). South African activist.
  • 1994 – Sam B. Hall dies (b. 1924). American politician.
  • 1995 – Morarji Desai dies (b. 1896). Indian activist.
  • 1997 – Michael Dorris dies (b. 1945). American author.
  • 1998 – The anti-impotence drug Viagra appeared on the market and became one of the best-selling new medications of all time.
  • 1998 – The Belfast Agreement is signed. The Northern Ireland peace talks have ended with an historic agreement called the Good Friday Agreement.
  • 1999 – Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat dies (b. 1910). German biochemist .
  • 1999 – Jean Vander Pyl dies (b. 1919). American voice actress.
  • 2000 – Damages for sacked HIV manager A shop manager who was sacked for being HIV positive is to receive thousands of pounds in compensation.
  • 2000 – Peter Jones dies (b. 1920). English comedian and scriptwriter.
  • 2000 – Larry Linville dies. American actor.
  • 2000 – Kirsten Rolffes dies (b. 1928). Danish actress.
  • 2001 – Willie Stargell dies (b. 1940). Baseball player, member of the Baseball Hall of Fame .
  • 2002 – Yuji Hyakutake dies (b. 1950). Japanese astronomer.
  • 2003 – Little Eva dies (1943). American singer.
  • 2003 – Haiti officially recognized Vodou as a religion.
  • 2005 – Norbert Brainin dies (b. 1923). Austrian violinist.
  • 2005 – Iakovos, Archbishop of America dies (b. 1911)
  • 2006 – Hundreds of thousands protest H.R. 4437 (aka the “Sensenbrenner Bill”) in cities across the United States.
 

On this day in History – Apr. 10

Filed under: efemerides,This Day in History — looking4good @ 11:19 pm
  • 0401 – Theodosius II, the Younger, was born. Eastern Roman emperor.
  • 0879 – Louis the Stammerer dies (b. 0846). King of the West Franks and Louis III was crowned King of France.
  • 1241 – The army of Hungarian King Belá is decimated by Mongolian troops. The Mongols are now free to continue on to the Danube and Dalmatia.
  • 1389 – Cosimo de’ Medici was born (d. 1464). Ruler of Florence.
  • 1512 – Prince James Stewart was born (d. 1542). Later King James V of Scotland
  • 1515 – Mateus Fernandes died. Portuguese architect.
  • 1533 – King Frederick I of Denmark dies (b. 1471)
  • 1545 – Costanzo Festa dies. Italian composer
  • 1583 – Hugo Grotius was born (d. 1645). Dutch jurist and scholar whose legal masterpiece, De Jure Belli ac Pacis (1625; On the Law of War and Peace), was one of the first great contributions to modern international law.
  • 1585 – Pope Gregory XIII dies (b. 1502).
  • 1599 – Gabrielle d’Estrée dies (b. 1571). Mistress of King Henry IV of France
  • 1601 – Mark Alexander Boyd dies (b. 1562). Scottish poet.
  • 1640 – Agostino Agazzari dies at 61. Italian composer.
  • 1646 – Santino Solari dies (b. 1576). Swiss architect and sculptor.
  • 1651 – Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus was born (d. 1708). German mathematician.
  • 1656 – René Lepage de Ste-Claire was born (d. 1718). Lord-founder of the town of Rimouski, in New France.
  • 1704 – Benjamin Heath was born (d. 1766). English classical scholar.
  • 1704 – William Egon of Fürstenberg dies (b. 1629). Bishop of Strassburg.
  • 1706 – Arthur Chichester, 3rd Earl of Donegall dies (b. 1666). Irish soldier.
  • 1713 – John Whitehurst was born (d. 1788). English clockmaker and scientist.
  • 1755 – Samuel Hahnemann was born (d. 1843). German physician, originator of homeopathy
  • 1756 – Giacomo Antonio Perti dies (b. 1661). Italian composer.
  • 1760 – Jean Lebeuf dies (b. 1687). French historian.
  • 1762 – Giovanni Aldini was born (d. 1834). Italian physicist.
  • 1778 – William Hazlitt was born (d.1830). English writer.
  • 1783 – Hortense de Beauharnais was born (d. 1837). Queen of Holland as wife of Louis Bonaparte.
  • 1786 – John Byron dies (b. 1723). British naval officer.
  • 1789 – Leona Vicario was born (d. 1842). Mexican revolutionary.
  • 1790 – United States Patent system established. The Patent Board was made up of the Secretary of State, Secretary of War and the Attorney General and was responsible for granting patents on “useful and important” inventions. In the first three years, 47 patents were granted. Until 1888 miniature models of the device to be patented were required.
  • 1794 – Matthew Perry was born (d. 1858). American Commodore who forced the opening of Japan to the West.
  • 1813 – Joseph-Louis Lagrange dies (b. 1736). Mathematician.
  • 1814 – A Batalha de Toulouse foi vencida pelas forças inglesas comandadas pelo General Wellington .
  • 1815 – Mount Tambora eruption covers several islands with ash in Indonesia.
  • 1816 – The U.S. government approved the creation of a Second Bank of the United States.
  • 1821 – Patriarch Gregory V of Constantinople is hung by the Turks from the main gate of the Patriarchate and his body is thrown into the Bosphorus.
  • 1823 – Karl Leonhard Reinhold dies (b. 1757). Austrian philosopher.
  • 1826 – The 10,500 inhabitants of the Greek town Messolonghi start leaving the town after a year’s siege by Turkish forces. Very few of them survive.
  • 1827 – Lew Wallace was born. American writer.
  • 1829 – William Booth was born (d. 1912). English religious leader and founder of the Salvation Army
  • 1847 – Joseph Pulitzer was born (d. 29 Oct 1911). Journalist and publisher (d. 29 Oct 1911). His will left $2 million for establishment of school of journalism at Columbia Univ. and a fund which established annual prizes for literature, drama, music and journalism.
  • 1856 – Theta Chi Fraternity Founded at Norwich University
  • 1860 – María Augusta Generoso Estrela was born (d. 1948). Brazilian physician. First south american woman to be graduated in Medicine in United States – 1882.
  • 1862 – W.H.L. Wallace dies (b. 1821). American Union general.
  • 1864 – Archduke Maximilian of Austria was crowned Emperor of Mexico.
  • 1864 – Eugen d’Albert was born (d. 1932). German composer.
  • 1865 – American Civil War: A day after his surrender to Union forces, Confederate General Robert E. Lee addresses his troops for the last time.
  • 1865 – The last photograph of Abraham Lincoln alive was taken.
  • 1866 – The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by Henry Bergh.
  • 1867 – George William Russell was born. Irish poet and mystic nationalist.
  • 1868 – At Arogee in Abyssinia, British and Indian forces defeat an army of Emperor Theodore. While 700 Ethiopians are killed and many more injured, only two die from the British/ Indian troops.
  • 1868 – George Arliss was born (d. 1946). English actor.
  • 1870 – (O.S.) – Vladimir Lenin was born (d. 1924). Premier of the Soviet Union.
  • 1876 – Portugal: Caixa Geral de Depósitos is created by law of 10 April 1876 under the Kingdom of Louis I.
  • 1880 – Montague Summers was born (d.1948). English writer on the theatre and the occult.
  • 1880 – Mohammed Nadir Shah was born (d. 1933). Afghan king.
  • 1882 – Dante Gabriel Rossetti dies (b. 1828). English poet and painter.
  • 1882 – Frances Perkins was born (d. 1965). American politician.
  • 1887 – Bernardo Houssay was born (d. 21 Sep 1971). Argentine physiologist and corecipient, with Carl and Gerty Cori, of the 1947 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine
  • 1894 – Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla was born. Indian industrialist, Gandhian and educationist .
  • 1894 – Ben Nicholson was born (d. 1982). American painter and sculptor.
  • 1904 – Queen Isabella II of Spain dies (b. 1830).
  • 1906 – The Four Million, O. Henry‘s second short story collection, is published.
  • 1909 – Algernon Charles Swinburne dies (b. 1909). English poet.
  • 1910 – Eddy Duchin was born (d.1951). American musician.
  • 1910 – Paul Sweezy was born (d. 2004). American economist and editor.
  • 1911 – Martin Denny was born (d. 2005). American musician.
  • 1912 – The RMS Titanic leaves port in Southampton, England. Five days later it sinks after hitting an iceberg.
  • 1913 – Stefan Heym was born (†16 Dec 2001). German writer.
  • 1915 – Harry Morgan was born. American Emmy Award-winning actor: M*A*S*H [1979-80]; Dragnet, You Can’t Take It with You, Pete and Gladys, HEC Ramsey, December Bride, The D.A., Aftermash.
  • 1916 – The Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is created in New York City by 82 charter members.
  • 1917 – Robert Burns Woodward was born (d. 08 Jul 1979). American chemist. Nobel Prize-winning scientist [1965]: study of the molecular structure of complex organic compounds.
  • 1918 – Jørn Utzon was born. Danish architect.
  • 1919 – Mexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata (b. 8 Aug 1879) is ambushed and shot dead by government forces in Morelos.
  • 1920 – Moritz Cantor dies (b. 1829). German mathematician.
  • 1921 – Chuck Connors was born (d. 1992). American actor and baseball player.
  • 1921 – Sheb Wooley was born (d. 2003). American actor and singer.
  • 1924 – The first train robbery is reported in Greece outside the city of Larissa.
  • 1924 – Sebastião da Gama was born in Vila Nogueira de Azeitão, Setúbal (d. 1952). Portuguese poet.
  • 1925 – The first government led by French premier Édouard Herriot, a Radical Party leader who had been put into office by the left-wing coalition Cartel des Gauches, fell.
  • 1925 – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is published in New York
  • by Charles Scribner’s Sons; it will become one of the most important novels of the 20th century.
  • 1926 – Junior Samples was born (d. 1983). American musician
  • 1927 – Marshall Warren Nirenberg was born. American biochemist, corecipient with Robert William Holley and Har Gobind Khorana, of the 1968 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.
  • 1929 – Max von Sydow was born. Swedish actor (Dune, The Exorcist, The Seventh Seal, The Emigrants, Flash Gordon, Hannah and Her Sisters, Hawaii, The Quiller Memorandum, Quo Vadis, Three Days of the Condor) .
  • 1929 – Mike Hawthourne was born in Mexborought, Yorkshire. English Formula 1 car driver.
  • 1930 – Claude Bolling was born. French jazz pianist and flutist .
  • 1930 – Norma Candal was born (d. 2006). Puerto Rican actress and comedienne
  • 1930 – Spede Pasanen was born (d. 2001). Finnish comedian, film director, director and writer.
  • 1930 – Michel Polac was born. French journalist.
  • 1930 – The first synthetic rubber was produced.
  • 1931 – Khalil Gibran dies (b. 1883). Lebanese poet and painter.
  • 1932 – Omar Sharif (Michael Shalhoub) was born. Egyptian actor (Lawrence of Arabia, Dr. Zhivago, Funny Girl, Funny Lady, Peter the Great, Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna, Beyond Justice, Crime & Passion) .
  • 1933 – New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps is created.
  • 1934 – Jean Cocteau’s reworking of the Oedipus myth, entitled “The Infernal Machine”, premieres in Paris.
  • 1934 – David Halberstam was born. American writer.
  • 1934 – Vladimir Posner was born. Russian journalist.
  • 1936 – John Madden was born. American football coach and broadcaster.
  • 1937 – Bella Akhmadulina was born. Russian poet.
  • 1938 – In a controlled plebiscite in Austria, soon after Adolf Hitler‘s invasion of the country, 99.7 percent of Austrians approved the Anschluss (German: “Union”)—the political unification of Austria and Germany.
  • 1938 – Édouard Daladier becomes Prime Minister of France .
  • 1939 – Dr. I.Q., the Mental Banker debuts.
  • 1939 – Alfredo Panzini dies. Writer.
  • 1940 – Mrs. Patrick Campbell, nee Beatrice Stella Tanner, dies (b. 1865). British actress .
  • 1941 – World War II: The Axis Powers in Europe establish the Independent State of Croatia from occupied Yugoslavia with Ante Pavelić‘s Ustase fascist insurgents in power.
  • 1941 – Paul Theroux was born. American novelist and travel writer.
  • 1943 – Andrzej Badeński was born. Polish athlete .
  • 1944 – Henry Ford II is named executive vice president of Ford Motor Company.
  • 1944 – Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler escape from Auschwitz II death camp.
  • 1945 – A cidade alemã de Hanover foi tomada pelas tropas americanas .
  • 1945 – Charles Nordhoff dies (b. 1887). English-born writer .
  • 1945 – H.N. Werkman dies executed (b. 1882). Dutch artist and printer
  • 1946 – David Angell was born (d. 2001). American television producer.
  • 1947 – Bunny Wailer was born. Jamaican musician
  • 1950 – Ken Griffey, Sr. was born. Major League Baseball player .
  • 1951 – Steven Seagal was born. American actor ( Executive Decision, Under Siege series, On Deadly Ground, Out for Justice, Marked for Death, Hard to Kill, Above the Law) .
  • 1951 – David Helvarg was born. American journalist and environmental activist.
  • 1953 – The House of Wax opens at New York City‘s Paramount Theater (it was the first color feature in 3-D).
  • 1954 – Peter MacNicol was born. American actor.
  • 1954 – Auguste Lumière dies (b. 1862). French film pioneer
  • 1954 – Oscar Mathisen dies (b. 1888). Norwegian speed skater.
  • 1955 – Lesley Garrett was born. British soprano .
  • 1955 – Dr. Jonas Salk successfully tested the Polio vaccine.
  • 1955 – Teilhard de Chardin dies (b. 1881). French paleontologist and theologian.
  • 1957 – The Suez Canal is reopened for all shipping after being closed for three months.
  • 1957 – John M. Ford was born (d. 2006). American science fiction author and poet.
  • 1957 – Steve Gustafson was born. American rock bassist (10,000 Maniacs)
  • 1958 – Yefim Bronfman was born. Russian pianist .
  • 1958 – Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds was born. Music producer, musician, film producer.
  • 1958 – Chuck Willis dies (b. 1928). American singer and songwriter.
  • 1959 – Gugu was born. Brazilian TV presenter and impresario.
  • 1959 – Akihito, future Emperor of Japan, weds Michiko (née Michiko Shoda), a commoner.
  • 1959 – Brian Setzer was born. American musician (Stray Cats).
  • 1959 – Yvan Loubier was born. Quebec politician.
  • 1960 – Steve Bisciotti was born. Owner of the Baltimore Ravens
  • 1960 – Afrika Bambaataa was born. American musician and activist.
  • 1960 – Katrina Leskanich was born. American singer (Katrina and the Waves
  • 1962 – Steve Tasker was born. American football player
  • 1962 – Michael Curtiz dies (b. 1886). Hungarian-born director.
  • 1962 – Stuart Sutcliffe dies (b. 1940). English musician, original bass player for The Beatles.
  • 1962 – Steve Tasker was born. American football player .
  • 1963 – The submarine USS Thresher is lost at sea, with all hands (129 officers, crewmen and civilian technicians).
  • 1963 – Warren DeMartini was born. American rock guitarist (Ratt)
  • 1963 – Doris Leuthard was born. Member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • 1964 – The Polo Grounds are demolished.
  • 1965 – Linda Darnell dies (b. 1923). American actress.
  • 1965 – Tim ‘Herb’ Alexander was born. American rockero (Primus).
  • 1966 – Evelyn Waugh dies (b. 1903). English writer.
  • 1967 – Bob Hope was the host at the 39th Annual Academy Awards at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles. “Virginia Woolf” came loaded with 13 nominations, her opponent, “A Man for All Seasons”, was the underdog with 8. At first it was blow for blow, “Virginia Woolf” winning Best Costume Design/Black-and-White (Irene Sharaff) and “Seasons” winning the award in the Color category (Joan Bridge and Elizabeth Haffenden); “Seasons” winning Best Cinematography/Color (Ted Moore) and “Virginia Woolf” winning in the Black-and-White division (Haskell Wexler). Then “Virgina Woolf” won for Best Art Direction/Set Decoration, Black-and-White (George James Hopkins, Richard Sylbert) while “Seasons” took the Oscar for Best Writing/Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Robert Bolt). They were tied. Best Supporting Actress: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” (Sandy Dennis), but Best Supporting Actor went to Walter Matthau in “The Fortune Cookie”. “Virginia Woolf”, ahead by one. The Best Music/Song Oscar went to “Born Free” (John Barry-music, Don Black-lyrics) from the movie of the same title. The fight was still on since neither “Seasons” nor “Virginia Woolf” was nominated in that category. It was time for the Academy Award for Best Actress. And the Oscar goes to Elizabeth Taylor for “Who’s Afraid of Virginnia Woolf”. Would the drama about Thomas More garner a Best Actor Oscar for Paul Scofield? Yes! . Fred Zinnemann wins for “Seasons” the award for Best Director. The envelope holding the title of the Best Picture of 1966 revealed the overall winner as “A Man for All Seasons”, Fred Zinnemann, producer.
  • 1967 – Viriato Correia dies (b. 1884). Brazilian journalist and writer, member of Academia Brasileira de Letras (Brazilian Academy of Letters).
  • 1967 – Donald Dufresne was born. French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1968 – Shipwreck of the Wahine outside Wellington harbour.
  • 1968 – Orlando Jones was born. American actor and comedian.
  • 1968 – Gustavs Celmins dies (b. 1899). Latvin politician.
  • 1968 – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences postponed the 40th Annual Academy Awards ceremonies two days because of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. Ironically, the Best Picture of 1967, “In the Heat of the Night” (Walter Mirisch, producer), and “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (Best Actress: Katharine Hepburn) and Best Writing/Story and Screenplay/Written Directly for the Screen (William Rose), have racial themes. “Heat” won four more Oscars that evening: Best Actor (Rod Steiger); Best Writing/Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Stirling Silliphant); Best Sound (Samuel Goldwyn SSD); Best Film Editing (Hal Ashby). Bob Hope, as host, livened up the somber ceremonies as did awards for Best Supporting Actor George Kennedy (“Cool Hand Luke”), Best Supporting Actress Estelle Parsons (“Bonnie and Clyde”); Best Music/Song, “Talk to the Animals” from “Doctor Dolittle” (Leslie Bricusse). Mike Nichols who lost to “The Man for All Seasons” the previous year, won this time, as Best Director for “The Graduate”.
  • 1968 – Shipwreck of the Wahine outside Wellington harbour. Fifty-one people die when a ferry capsizes in Wellington harbour, New Zealand, during one of the worst storms ever to hit the country.
  • 1969 – Billy Jayne was born. American actor.
  • 1969 – Ekaterini Koffa was born. Greek sprinter.
  • 1969 – Harley J. Earl dies. Automobile designer, father of the Chevrolet Corvette .
  • 1970 – Paul McCartney announces that The Beatles have broken up.
  • 1970 – Vietnam War: 48 percent of the Americans polled in a Gallup Poll approve of U.S. President Richard M. Nixon‘s Vietnam policy, while 41 percent disapprove.
  • 1970 – Kenny Lattimore was born. American singer.
  • 1970 – Mike Mushok was born. American rock guitarist (Staind)
  • 1970 – Q-Tip was born. American rapper and actor
  • 1970 – Petros Passalis was born. Greek footballer
  • 1970 – Leonard Dorin was born. Canadian boxer
  • 1970 – Enrico Ciccone was born. Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1971 – Cold War: In an attempt to thaw relations with the United States, the People’s Republic of China host the U.S. table tennis team for a weeklong visit.
  • 1972 – The development, production, and stockpiling of biological weapons were outlawed by the Biological Weapons Convention, signed by more than 150 countries.
  • 1972 – 20 days after he was kidnapped in Buenos Aires, Oberdan Sallustro is executed by communist guerrillas.
  • 1972 – Earthquake kills thousands in Iran. At least 4,000 people die in a massive earthquake in Southern Iran which flattens entire towns and villages.
  • 1972 – Vietnam War: For the first time since November 1967 American B-52 bombers reportedly begin bombing North Vietnam.
  • 1972 – Once again, the 44th Annual Academy Awards celebration was held at Los Angeles’ Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The hosts of the evening’s festivities were Helen Hayes, Alan King, Sammy Davis Jr., and Jack Lemmon. The nominees for the Best Picture were: “A Clockwork Orange”, “Fiddler on the Roof”, “The Last Picture Show”, “Nicholas and Alexandra” and “The French Connection”. And the Oscar goes to … “The French Connection”, Philip D’Antoni, producer. The Oscar also went to “The French Connection” for Best Director (William Friedkin); Best Actor (Gene Hackman); Best Writing/Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Ernest Tidyman); and Best Film Editing (Gerald B. Greenberg). All of the other Best Picture nominees (except “A Clockwork Orange”) also received Oscars: “The Last Picture Show” won for both supporting actor and actress (Ben Johnson and Cloris Leachman respectively); “Fiddler on the Roof” won for Best Cinematography (Oswald Morris), Best Sound (Gordon K. McCallum, David Hildyard) and Best Music/Scoring Adaptation/Original Song Score (John Williams); “Nicholas and Alexandra” won the awards for Best Art Direction/Set Decoration (John Box, Ernest Archer, Jack Maxsted, Gil Parrondo, Vernon Dixon) and Best Costume Design (Yvonne Blake, Antonio Castillo). “Klute” won one out of its two nominations: Best Actress (Jane Fonda) and “Shaft” won its only nomination: Best Music/Song (Isaac Hayes, “Theme from Shaft”.
  • 1972 – 20 days after he was kidnapped in Buenos Aires, Oberdan Sallustro is executed by communist guerrillas.
  • 1973 – A British Vanguard turboprop crashes during a snowstorm at Basel, Switzerland killing 104.
  • 1973 – Pakistan adopted its third constitution, shifting the role of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto from president to prime minister.
  • 1973 – Roberto Carlos da Silva was born. Brazilian footballer.
  • 1973 – Christopher Simmons was born. American designer.
  • 1973 – Guillaume Canet was born. French actor and director
  • 1974 – Golda Meir announced her resignation as prime minister of Israel. Yitzhak Rabin replaced Golda Meir.
  • 1975 – Chris Carrabba was born. American singer (Dashboard Confessional)
  • 1975 – Marjorie Main dies (b. 1890). American actress.
  • 1976 – Sara Renner was born. Canadian cross country skier
  • 1977 – O escritor português Jorge de Sena recebe o grau de Comendador da Ordem do Infante D. Henrique, atribuído pelo presidente da República.
  • 1978 – Volkswagen becomes the first non-American automobile manufacturer to build cars in the United States, opening a plant in Pennsylvania.
  • 1979 – On “Terrible Tuesday“, a tornado lands in Wichita Falls, Texas killing 42 people. (see Red River Valley Tornado Outbreak).
  • 1979 – Rachel Corrie was born (d. 2003). American activist, member of the International Solidarity Movement.
  • 1979 – Tsuyoshi Domoto was born. Japanese artist.
  • 1979 – Sophie Ellis-Bextor was born. English singer.
  • 1979 – Shemekia Copeland was born. American singer.
  • 1979 – Marlena Hall (Troncoso), American comic book colorist/web designer
  • 1979 – Nino Rota dies (b. 1911). Italian composer.
  • 1979 – On the day known to meteorologists as “terrible Tuesday”, a tornado hits in Wichita Falls, Texas killing 42 people. (see Wichita Falls, Texas Tornado).
  • 1980 – Charlie Hunnam was born. British actor.
  • 1980 – Sean Avery was born. Canadian ice hockey player.
  • 1980 – Kasey Kahne was born. American race-car driver.
  • 1980 – Bryce Soderberg was born. American rock bassist (Lifehouse).
  • 1980 – Kay Medford dies (b. 1914). American actress.
  • 1981 – Hunger striker elected MP Imprisoned IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands has been elected to Westminster as the MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone.
  • 1981 – Liz McClarnon was born. British singer
  • 1981 – Michael Pitt was born. American actor
  • 1981 – Alexei Semenov was born. Russian ice hockey player
  • 1982 – Damián Lanza was born. Ecuadorian footballer
  • 1982 – Chyler Leigh was born. American actress
  • 1983 – Ryan Merriman was born. American actor .
  • 1984 – Mandy Moore (Amanda Leigh Moore) was born in Nashua, New Hampshire – USA. Pop singer and actress. See wallpapers
  • 1985 – Dion Phaneuf was born. Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1985 – Cora Coralina dies (b. 20 Aug 1889). Brazilian poetess and writer.
  • 1986 – Vincent Kompany was born. Belgian footballer
  • 1986 – Fernando Gago was born. Argentine footballer
  • 1986 – Linda Creed dies (b. 1949). American songwriter.
  • 1987 – Hayley Westenra was born. New Zealand soprano.
  • 1988 -After taking a decade to build, the Seto Great Bridge, spanning the Inland Sea in Japan, was opened to traffic.
  • 1988 – Haley Joel Osment was born. American actor .
  • 1988 – The comic strip Fox Trot débuts.
  • 1990 – Alex Pettyfer was born. English actor.
  • 1991 – Amanda Michalka was born. American actress and singer.
  • 1991 – Italian ferry “Moby Prince” collides with an oil tanker in dense fog off Livorno, Italy killing 140.
  • 1991 – A rare tropical storm develops in the Southern Hemisphere off the coast of Angola; the first of its kind to be documented by satellites.
  • 1991 – Kevin Peter Hall dies (b. 1955). American actor.
  • 1991 – Natalie Schafer dies (b. 1900). American actress.
  • 1992 – Sam Kinison dies (b. 1953). American comedian.
  • 1993 – Chris Hani dies (b. 1942). South African activist.
  • 1994 – Sam B. Hall dies (b. 1924). American politician.
  • 1995 – Morarji Desai dies (b. 1896). Indian activist.
  • 1997 – Michael Dorris dies (b. 1945). American author.
  • 1998 – The anti-impotence drug Viagra appeared on the market and became one of the best-selling new medications of all time.
  • 1998 – The Belfast Agreement is signed. The Northern Ireland peace talks have ended with an historic agreement called the Good Friday Agreement.
  • 1999 – Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat dies (b. 1910). German biochemist .
  • 1999 – Jean Vander Pyl dies (b. 1919). American voice actress.
  • 2000 – Damages for sacked HIV manager A shop manager who was sacked for being HIV positive is to receive thousands of pounds in compensation.
  • 2000 – Peter Jones dies (b. 1920). English comedian and scriptwriter.
  • 2000 – Larry Linville dies. American actor.
  • 2000 – Kirsten Rolffes dies (b. 1928). Danish actress.
  • 2001 – Willie Stargell dies (b. 1940). Baseball player, member of the Baseball Hall of Fame .
  • 2002 – Yuji Hyakutake dies (b. 1950). Japanese astronomer.
  • 2003 – Little Eva dies (1943). American singer.
  • 2003 – Haiti officially recognized Vodou as a religion.
  • 2005 – Norbert Brainin dies (b. 1923). Austrian violinist.
  • 2005 – Iakovos, Archbishop of America dies (b. 1911)
  • 2006 – Hundreds of thousands protest H.R. 4437 (aka the “Sensenbrenner Bill”) in cities across the United States.
 

Adeus campeonato. Quem não ganha ao último não pode ser campeão

Filed under: Beira-Mar,Benfica — looking4good @ 9:27 pm
Beira Mar 2 – 2 Benfica

A mesma história… com treinador e juiz de linha a ajudar

Ainda antes do primeiro minuto bola no fundo da baliza do Beira Mar com o juiz auxiliar a marcar fora de jogo inexistente a Nuno Gomes. Ao fim de quinze minutos já o Beira-Mar tinha mais faltas do que as que fez durante o jogo todo em Alvalade e o juiz auxiliar tinha assinalado erradamente três foras de jogo inexistentes a jogadores encarnados. O mesmo que na segunda parte assinalou um fora de jogo ao Beira-Mar com os jogadores a sairem do meio-campo defensivo!

Na primeira vez que o Beira-Mar vai à baliza do Benfica marca. Sofreguidão de entrada dos defesas encarnados (aos pares) com guarda-redes incluido e a bola a sobrar para Ratinho marcar à vontade. Depois foi o Benfica a jogar sobre brasas e sem calma e com jogadores em baixa de forma (Anderson, Katsouranis e Nuno Gomes) a tentar o empate mas exagerando nos cruzamentos por alto, sem presença na área, com altura para fazer frente aos centrais aveirenses e ao guarda-redes.

Ao intervalo a substituição que não deveria ser preciso fazer. Rui Costa a entrar substituindo Karagounis. A verdade é que o Beira-Mar na segunda parte estimulado pela vantagem no marcador até jogou melhor do que na primeira. O Benfica ganhou livres e cantos, estes muitos, mas as oportunidades escasseavam. A maior foi desperdiçada por Miccoli com um remate falhado em posição frontal. Derlei foi a segunda opção de Fernando Santos saindo Anderson e recuando Katsouranis. Mantorras esse ficou no banco para entrar a dez minutos dos noventa.

Pois ao minuto 83′ Mantorras fez simplesmente o empate. O público vibrava e ainda tinha esperança na vitória mas quem marcou foi o Beira Mar, cruzamento da esquerda à vontade (onde estava Nélson? Repetiu-se um lance do golo do Espanyol) e Delibasic a facturar de cabeça na pequena área (ai Quim que não sabes sair aos cruzamentos)!

Em jogada individual de Simão este adiantou a bola, chega primeiro que o defesa e dá-se o choque, penalty que deu o 2-2 final, com toda a gente descontente com a arbitragem.

Ao Benfica resta ganhar ao Espanyol e tentar continuar na Uefa. O Beira-Mar tem uma final no próximo jogo em Setúbal. O Porto esse ficou a rir e com o campeonato (quase) no papo.

Estádio Mário Duarte, em Aveiro
Árbitro: Lucílio Baptista (Setúbal); Espect.: 29427

BEIRA-MAR – Eduardo; Ricardo, Devic, Alcaraz e Tininho; Diakité, Luciano Ratinho (Matheus, 77 ‘), André Leão (Emerson 42′) e Rui Lima; Artur (Reginaldo 88’) e Delibasic.

BENFICA – Quim; Nélson, David Luiz, Anderson (Derlei, 65′) e Léo; Petit; Katsouranis (Rui Costa, 46 m), Karagounis e Simão; Nuno Gomes (Mantorras, 80′) e Miccoli.

Golos: 1-0 Luciano Ratinho (24′); 1-1, Mantorras (83′); 2-1, Delibasic (87′); 2-2, Simão (90’+2′ de penalty).

Cartão amarelo a Ricardo, Delibasic, André Leão, Luciano Ratinho, Devic, Nuno Gomes e Emerson.

 

Adriano Correia de Oliveira nasceu há 65 anos

Filed under: Adriano Correia de Oliveira,Music,Musica,video — looking4good @ 4:08 pm

Pergunto ao vento que passa
notícias do meu país
e o vento cala a desgraça
o vento nada me diz.
o vento nada me diz.

La-ra-lai-lai-lai-la, la-ra-lai-lai-lai-la, [Refrão]
La-ra-lai-lai-lai-la, la-ra-lai-lai-lai-la. [Bis]

Pergunto aos rios que levam
tanto sonho à flor das águas
e os rios não me sossegam
levam sonhos deixam mágoas.

Levam sonhos deixam mágoas
ai rios do meu país
minha pátria à flor das águas
para onde vais? Ninguém diz.

[Se o verde trevo desfolhas
pede notícias e diz
ao trevo de quatro folhas
que morro por meu país.

Pergunto à gente que passa
por que vai de olhos no chão.
Silêncio – é tudo o que tem
quem vive na servidão.

Vi florir os verdes ramos
direitos e ao céu voltados.
E a quem gosta de ter amos
vi sempre os ombros curvados.

E o vento não me diz nada
ninguém diz nada de novo.
Vi minha pátria pregada
nos braços em cruz do povo.

Vi minha pátria na margem
dos rios que vão pró mar
como quem ama a viagem
mas tem sempre de ficar.

Vi navios a partir
(minha pátria à flor das águas)
vi minha pátria florir
(verdes folhas verdes mágoas).

Há quem te queira ignorada
e fale pátria em teu nome.
Eu vi-te crucificada
nos braços negros da fome.

E o vento não me diz nada
só o silêncio persiste.
Vi minha pátria parada
à beira de um rio triste.

Ninguém diz nada de novo
se notícias vou pedindo
nas mãos vazias do povo
vi minha pátria florindo.

E a noite cresce por dentro
dos homens do meu país.
Peço notícias ao vento
e o vento nada me diz.

Quatro folhas tem o trevo
liberdade quatro sílabas.
Não sabem ler é verdade
aqueles pra quem eu escrevo.]

Mas há sempre uma candeia
dentro da própria desgraça
há sempre alguém que semeia
canções no vento que passa.

Mesmo na noite mais triste
em tempo de servidão
há sempre alguém que resiste
há sempre alguém que diz não.

Música: António Portugal
Letra: Manuel Alegre
Intérprete: Adriano Correia de Oliveira

I ask of the passing wind
News from my fatherland
The wind silences the tragedy
The wind tells me nothing

But there is always a lantern
Within the very misfortune
There is always someone who sows
Songs in the passing wind

Even in the saddest of nights
In times of servitude
There is someone who resists
There is always someone who says no

Aqui não é Adriano que canta mas este vídeo é absolutamente sensacional

 

Adriano Correia de Oliveira nasceu há 65 anos

Filed under: Adriano Correia de Oliveira,Music,Musica,video — looking4good @ 4:08 pm

Pergunto ao vento que passa
notícias do meu país
e o vento cala a desgraça
o vento nada me diz.
o vento nada me diz.

La-ra-lai-lai-lai-la, la-ra-lai-lai-lai-la, [Refrão]
La-ra-lai-lai-lai-la, la-ra-lai-lai-lai-la. [Bis]

Pergunto aos rios que levam
tanto sonho à flor das águas
e os rios não me sossegam
levam sonhos deixam mágoas.

Levam sonhos deixam mágoas
ai rios do meu país
minha pátria à flor das águas
para onde vais? Ninguém diz.

[Se o verde trevo desfolhas
pede notícias e diz
ao trevo de quatro folhas
que morro por meu país.

Pergunto à gente que passa
por que vai de olhos no chão.
Silêncio – é tudo o que tem
quem vive na servidão.

Vi florir os verdes ramos
direitos e ao céu voltados.
E a quem gosta de ter amos
vi sempre os ombros curvados.

E o vento não me diz nada
ninguém diz nada de novo.
Vi minha pátria pregada
nos braços em cruz do povo.

Vi minha pátria na margem
dos rios que vão pró mar
como quem ama a viagem
mas tem sempre de ficar.

Vi navios a partir
(minha pátria à flor das águas)
vi minha pátria florir
(verdes folhas verdes mágoas).

Há quem te queira ignorada
e fale pátria em teu nome.
Eu vi-te crucificada
nos braços negros da fome.

E o vento não me diz nada
só o silêncio persiste.
Vi minha pátria parada
à beira de um rio triste.

Ninguém diz nada de novo
se notícias vou pedindo
nas mãos vazias do povo
vi minha pátria florindo.

E a noite cresce por dentro
dos homens do meu país.
Peço notícias ao vento
e o vento nada me diz.

Quatro folhas tem o trevo
liberdade quatro sílabas.
Não sabem ler é verdade
aqueles pra quem eu escrevo.]

Mas há sempre uma candeia
dentro da própria desgraça
há sempre alguém que semeia
canções no vento que passa.

Mesmo na noite mais triste
em tempo de servidão
há sempre alguém que resiste
há sempre alguém que diz não.

Música: António Portugal
Letra: Manuel Alegre
Intérprete: Adriano Correia de Oliveira

I ask of the passing wind
News from my fatherland
The wind silences the tragedy
The wind tells me nothing

But there is always a lantern
Within the very misfortune
There is always someone who sows
Songs in the passing wind

Even in the saddest of nights
In times of servitude
There is someone who resists
There is always someone who says no

Aqui não é Adriano que canta mas este vídeo é absolutamente sensacional

 

Adriano Correia de Oliveira nasceu há 65 anos

Filed under: Adriano Correia de Oliveira,Music,Musica,video — looking4good @ 4:08 pm

Pergunto ao vento que passa
notícias do meu país
e o vento cala a desgraça
o vento nada me diz.
o vento nada me diz.

La-ra-lai-lai-lai-la, la-ra-lai-lai-lai-la, [Refrão]
La-ra-lai-lai-lai-la, la-ra-lai-lai-lai-la. [Bis]

Pergunto aos rios que levam
tanto sonho à flor das águas
e os rios não me sossegam
levam sonhos deixam mágoas.

Levam sonhos deixam mágoas
ai rios do meu país
minha pátria à flor das águas
para onde vais? Ninguém diz.

[Se o verde trevo desfolhas
pede notícias e diz
ao trevo de quatro folhas
que morro por meu país.

Pergunto à gente que passa
por que vai de olhos no chão.
Silêncio – é tudo o que tem
quem vive na servidão.

Vi florir os verdes ramos
direitos e ao céu voltados.
E a quem gosta de ter amos
vi sempre os ombros curvados.

E o vento não me diz nada
ninguém diz nada de novo.
Vi minha pátria pregada
nos braços em cruz do povo.

Vi minha pátria na margem
dos rios que vão pró mar
como quem ama a viagem
mas tem sempre de ficar.

Vi navios a partir
(minha pátria à flor das águas)
vi minha pátria florir
(verdes folhas verdes mágoas).

Há quem te queira ignorada
e fale pátria em teu nome.
Eu vi-te crucificada
nos braços negros da fome.

E o vento não me diz nada
só o silêncio persiste.
Vi minha pátria parada
à beira de um rio triste.

Ninguém diz nada de novo
se notícias vou pedindo
nas mãos vazias do povo
vi minha pátria florindo.

E a noite cresce por dentro
dos homens do meu país.
Peço notícias ao vento
e o vento nada me diz.

Quatro folhas tem o trevo
liberdade quatro sílabas.
Não sabem ler é verdade
aqueles pra quem eu escrevo.]

Mas há sempre uma candeia
dentro da própria desgraça
há sempre alguém que semeia
canções no vento que passa.

Mesmo na noite mais triste
em tempo de servidão
há sempre alguém que resiste
há sempre alguém que diz não.

Música: António Portugal
Letra: Manuel Alegre
Intérprete: Adriano Correia de Oliveira

I ask of the passing wind
News from my fatherland
The wind silences the tragedy
The wind tells me nothing

But there is always a lantern
Within the very misfortune
There is always someone who sows
Songs in the passing wind

Even in the saddest of nights
In times of servitude
There is someone who resists
There is always someone who says no

Aqui não é Adriano que canta mas este vídeo é absolutamente sensacional

 

Crianças portuguesas geradas com espermatozóides espanhóis

Filed under: opinião — looking4good @ 3:30 pm

A colonização de Portugal por Espanha avança a ritmo acelerado. E com a conivencia dos poderes públicos nacionais. Esta é uma verdade iniludível.

Não basta os nossos bébés irem nascer a Espanha porque o governo do lado de cá fecha as maternidades.

Não basta os nossos estudantes de medicina irem tirar as licenciaturas em Espanha enquanto nós «importamos» os médicos de Espanha.

Não basta que nas regiões fronteiriças, mas não só, se vá encher os depósitos de gasolina, comprar tabaco e outros bens a Espanha, porque é mais barato ( só o diferencial das taxas do IVA é de 5%).

Não basta que a dita globalização da economia faça com que as empresas espanholas estejam em força no mercado nacional enquanto que em Espanha a presença portuguesa não passa de uma amostra.

Agora vêm os espermatozóides espanhóis engravidarem as portuguesas, porque a falta de regulamentação não permite criação de banco de dadores em Portugal, obrigando a recorrer ao país vizinho (artigo do JN de hoje em Primeiro Plano).

Ai Padeira de Aljubarrota, deves andar às voltas no teu túmulo !!!

Espero que ao menos o Benfica elimine o Espanyol na 5ª. feira para que esta submissão não seja total.