On This Day In History
Birthdates which occurred on December 11:
1475 Leo X [Giovanni de' Medici] Italy, Pope (1513-21)
1781 Sir David Brewster, Scottish physicist inventor of kaleidoscope
1843 Robert Koch, German bacteriologist (TB, cholera, Nobel 1905)
1863 Annie Jump Cannon, American stellar spectroscopist
1882 Fiorello La Guardia ('Little Flower'NYC mayor [1933-45]
1882 Max Born, German physicist (Nobel 1954)
1905 Gilbert Roland (Luis DeAlonso) (actor: Zorro, Barbarosa)
1913 Carlo Ponti (producer, director )
1918 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (dissident Russian writer: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Cancer Ward) (Nobel 1970)
1926 Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton (blues singer: pre-Elvis version of Hound Dog)
1931 Rita Moreno (Rosita Alverio) (dancer, Academy Award-winning actress: West Side Story )
1932 Anne Heywood (Violet Pretty) , Engl, Miss Great Briton (1949)/actress (Brain)
935 Tom Brumley (musician: group: Buck Owens and the Buckaroos)
1936 Hannibal Harris, man of letters/epic poet
1938 Fred Cox (football: Minnesota Vikings: kicked field goals in 31 consecutive games [1968-70] - a record)
1943 Donna Mills, Chicago Illinois, actress (Knots Landing, Incident)
1944 Brenda Lee (Tarpley) (singer)
1944 Lynda Day-George, in Tennessee actress (Casey-Mission Impossible)
1946 Teri Garr Lakewood OH. (actress)
1950 Christine Onasis, in NYC
1955 Jermaine Jackson (singer)
Deaths which occurred on December 11:
0711 Justitianus II, emperor of Byzantium, dies at about 42
1282 Llywelyn ab Gruffydd monarch of North Wales (1246-77), dies
1282 Michael VIII Paleologus, Byzantine emperor (1259-82), dies
1524 Henry Van Zutphen, Dutch protestant martyr, burned at stake
1718 Charles XII, King of Sweden (1697-1718), shot dead
1902 Matthias Hohner, German manufacturer (harmonica), dies at 68
1911 Thomas Ball US sculptor/painter/singer, dies
1933 Emile C Wauters Belgian painter (Van der Goes Klooster), dies at 87
1974 Reed Hadley actor (Racket Squad, Public Defender), dies at 63
1979 Claire Carleton NYC, actress (Alice-Cimarron City), dies at 66
1984 George Waggner director/writer dies at 90
1985 Hugh Scrutton, first Unabomber victim
1991 Headman Tshabala musician (Ladysmith Black Mambazo), slain at 44
1992 Vilma Banky silent film actress, dies at about 90
Reported: MISSING in ACTION
1964 TADIOS LEONARD M.---LANAI HI.
[903/11/66 DIC ON PRG LIST]
1965 HORSKY ROBERT MILVOY---CEDAR RAPIDS IA.
[AC MISSING 740600 REMAINS RECOVERED MASS GRAVE]
1965 MC KNIGHT GEORGE PARKER---LAFAYETTE LA.
[AC MISSING REMS REC 06/74]
1965 SALINAS MERCEDES PEREZ---MISSON TX.
[AC MISSING REMAINS RECOVERED 06/74 MASS GRAVE]
1965 STEWART DONALD DAVID---COATS NC.
[AC MISSING REMAINS RETURNED 06/74]
1966 ALFRED GERALD O. JR.---SEATTLE WA.
[POSS EJECTED INTO SEA]
1968 GALBRAITH RUSSELL D.---TIPPECANOE OH.
POW / MIA Data & Bios supplied by
the P.O.W. NETWORK. Skidmore, MO. USA.
On this day...
0384 St Damasus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1419 Heretic Nicolaas Serrurier exiled from Florence
1572 Spanish troops begin siege of Haarlem
1618 Russia & Poland signs Peace treaty of Dailino
1620 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock
1688 King James II arrested
1710 Battle of Villa Viciosa (France beat Habsburgers)
1718 Battle at Frederikshall Norway
1719 1st recorded display of Aurora Borealis in US (New England)
1730 Voltaire's "Brutus" premieres in Paris
1792 France's King Louis XVI went on trial, accused of treason
1812 1st newspaper on Curaçao (Curaçao Gazette & Commercial Advertiser)
1816 Citizens of Geneva thwarted Savoyard invaders
1816 Indiana becomes 19th state
1844 1st dental use of nitrous oxide, Hartford CT
1862 Union General Ambrose Burnside occupies Fredricksburg and prepares to attack the Confederates under Robert E. Lee.
1866 1st yacht race across the Atlantic Ocean
1872 1st black US Governor took office, Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback (Louisiana)
1882 Boston's Bijou Theatre, 1st American playhouse lit exclusively by electricity, 1st performance, Gilbert & Sullivan's "Iolanthe"
1882 Victorien Sardous "Fedora", with Sarah Bernhardt, premieres in Paris
1888 French Panamá Canal company fails
1893 11 fishing ships wash up at Wadden Sea, 22 killed
1899 2nd defeat of "Black Week" - Battle of Magersfontein - Boer leader Cronjé vs General Methuen
1901 Marconi sends 1st transatlantic radio signal, Cornwall to Newfoundland
1903 British forces under MacDonald & Young march into Tibet
1905 120º F (49º C), Rivadavia, Argentina (South American record)
1905 British government of Campbell-Bannerman forms
1906 US President Roosevelt attacks abuses in the Congo
1909 Colored moving pictures demonstrated at Madison Square Garden, New York NY
1916 David Lloyd George forms British war government
1917 13 black soldiers hanged for alleged participation in Houston riot
1917 German-occupied Lithuania proclaims independence from Russia
1919 Boll weevil monument dedicated in Enterprise AL
1925 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Quas Primas
1926 Josephine Baker performs in Amsterdam
1928 Buenos Aires police thwart an attempt on President-elect Herbert Hoover
1928 National League President John Heydler proposes designated hitter for pitchers
1931 British Statute of Westminster gives complete legislative independence to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland, Newfoundland
1932 San Francisco's coldest day (27ºF) - snow falls
1934 National League votes to permit night baseball (up to 7 games per home team)
1937 Italy withdraws from League of Nations
1938 New York Giants win NFL championship
1939 New anti Jewish measurements in Poland, proclaimed
1940 Russian General Zhukov warns of German assault
1941 Germany & Italy declare war on US
1941 Japanese occupy Guam
1941 Dutch government in London declares war on Italy
1941 Giants acquire Johnny Mize from Cardinals for 3 players & $50,000
1941 Japanese attack Wake Island (only failed WWII-landing)
1942 Australian/Dutch guerrilla troops evacuated to Timor near Australia
1944 Surprise attack on House of Keeping Axe, 29 prisoners freed
1946 UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) established (Nobel 1965)
1946 Hank Williams begins to record on Sterling label
1946 Spain suspended from UN
1947 Pacific Coast League application for major league status rejected
1948 WMC TV channel 5 in Memphis TN (NBC) begins broadcasting
1949 Chicago Bear Johnny Lujack passes for 6 touchdowns vs Chicago Cardinals (52-29)
1949 Cleveland Browns beat San Francisco '49ers 21-7 in final AAFC championship game
1950 Baseball owners vote 9-7 not to renew Commissioner Chandler's contract
1951 Joe Dimaggio announces his baseball retirement
1953 KTVA TV channel 11 in Anchorage (CBS) becomes Alaska's 1st TV station
1954 USS Forrestal christened in Newport News VA
1954 Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
1956 Anti-Russian demonstrates in Stettin & Wroclaw Poland
1957 Jerry Lee Lewis weds Myra
1958 Upper Volta (now Bourkina Fasso) gains autonomy from France
1959 Yankees trade Marv Thronberry, Don Larsen, Hank Bauer & Norm Seibern for Roger Maris, Kent Hadley & Joe Deaestri
1960 Black Sunday - Riot in Algiers, 114 die
1960 Cleveland's Bernie Parrish sets club record for longest interception return with a 92 yard run
1961 Adolf Eichmann is found guilty of war crimes, in Israel
1961 Elvis Presley's "Blue Hawaii" album goes to #1 & stays #1 for 20 weeks
1961 JFK provides US military helicopters & crews to South Vietnam
1961 "Please, Mr. Postman" by Marvelettes, released
1966 Al Nelson sets NFL record returning missed field goal, 100 yards
1967 Beatles' Apple Music signs its 1st group-Grapefruit
1967 SST prototype "Concorde" 1st shown (France)
1967 6.5 earthquake in West India, 170 killed
1967 People's front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) established
1968 US Soccer Football Association refuses to let NASL disband
1969 Libya adopts constitution (ROTFLMAO!!)
1972 Astronauts Cernan & Harrison become 11th & 12th on the Moon
1972 Jet's Don Maynard becomes all time pro reception leader (632)
1973 Houston Astro Caesar Cedino jailed in death of 19 year old woman
1973 Ron Santo becomes 1st to invoke no-trade clause of 10-year-1-club vet
1973 West German chancellor Willy Brandt normalizes trade with Czechoslovakia
1975 1st class postage rises from 10¢ to 13¢
1975 Great Yankee trade getting Willie Randolph, Dock Ellis & Ken Brett from Pirates for George "Doc" Medich
1978 6 masked men bound 10 employees at Lufthansa cargo area at New York Kennedy Airport & made off with $5.8 million in cash & jewelry(Goodfellas)
1979 Great Britain grants independence to Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)
1981 Muhammad Ali's 61st & last fight, losing to Trevor Berbick
1981 Spacelab I arrives at Kennedy Space Center
1981 UN Security Council chose Javier Perez de Cuellar of Peru as 5th Secretary-General
1983 1st visit to Lutheran church by a pope (John Paul II in Rome)
1984 "Doug Henning & His World..." opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 60 performances
1984 Mauretania military coup under Colonel Maawiya Ould Sid'ahmed Taya
1985 General Electric acquires RCA Corp & its subsidiary, NBC
1985 Computer store owner in Sacramento CA killed by package bomb (first Unabomber victim)
1986 A Bartlett Giamatti becomes president of baseball's National League
1986 South Africa censors press
1989 Bulgarian leader Peter Mladenov set a May 31 deadline for free elections in the Eastern European country. He also called for a constitution stripping the Communist Party of its guaranteed dominant role in Bulgaria.
1989 "City of Angels" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 878 performances
1990 13 die in 83 vehicle accident in Chattanooga TN (I-75), due to fog
1990 US 69th manned space mission STS 35 (Columbia 11) returns from space
1991 William Kennedy Smith found not guilty of rape
1992 Nor'easter storm hits New York, doing $650 million+ worth of damage
1992 WNEW AM radio on 1130 in NYC ends transmitting after 58 years
1993 59th Heisman Trophy Award: Charlie Ward, Florida State (QB)
1993 Eduardo Frei elected President of Chile
1995 Thomas O Hicks buys NHL Dallas Stars for $84 million
1997 "Sunshine Boys" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC
1997 Federal judge orders Microsoft not to bundle IE4 in Windows
2000 The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments from lawyers representing George W. Bush and Al Gore concerning the Florida presidential vote recount.
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"
Geneva Switzerland : Scaling Day/Escalade (1602, 1816)
Indiana : Admission Day (1816)
Upper Volta : Republic Day (1958)
National : Jewish Book Month
Roman Catholic : Memorial of St Damascus I, pope (366-384) (optional)
Lutheran : Commemoration of Lars Skrefsrud, missionary to India
1518 Swiss Reformer Ulrich Zwingli, 34, was elected People's Preacher at the Old Minster Church in Zurich, where he continued as pastor for the remaining 13 years of his life.
1640 English Puritans introduced the "Root and Branch" petition to the Long Parliament in London. It demanded the English episcopacy, "with all its dependencies, roots and branches, be abolished." (The imagery comes from Malachi 4:1.)
1792 Birth of Joseph Mohr, the Austrian Roman Catholic vicar who, along with the Oberndorf Church organist Franz Gruber, on Christmas Eve of 1818, authored the enduring Christmas hymn, "Stille Nacht" ("Silent Night").
1962 American missionary and apologist Francis Schaeffer wrote in a letter: 'Our trusting the Lord does not mean that there are not times of tears. I think it is a mistake as Christians to act as though trusting the Lord and tears are not compatible.'
1975 The Central American Mission changed its name to CAM Intentional, after expanding its missionary efforts into Latin America. (This evangelical mission group was founded in 1890 by C.I. Scofield, editor of the Scofield Bible.)
Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.
Thought for the day :
"When in doubt, make it sound convincing."
Albums We Will Never Buy...
Marilyn Manson - For Lovers Only
You Just Might Be A Scrooge...
If your favorite Christmas movie
is Jurassic Park
-- you just might be a Scrooge
The Rules of Chocolate...
If you've got melted chocolate all over your hands, you're eating it too slowly.
Famous Last Words...
I've seen this done on TV
Wow, we must have been on different threads, plus I've been working a lot since then and not spending as much time here during the day.
btw, Got your mail. I agree.
I keep the political stuff out of the Canteen since it's over.
He said that he felt pretty safe over there. He even said a bunch of the guys he was with went "dune-buggying" there. We have sand dunes here in West Texas (go figure--looks like a beach with no ocean!), but he said those dunes were huge and awesome to ride on! But, you know, I'm a mom and the Middle East always looks dangerous to us!