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Today's Birthdays


1978: Chris Swan, born in Southport, Queensland, professional cricketer, rower 1996 Olympics
1975: Lise Mackie, Te Kuiti New Zealand, Australian swimmer 1996 Olympics
1974: Walt Harris, cornerback for the Chicago Bears
1974: Miro Simonovic, hockey goaltender, Team Slovakia 1998
1974: Dave Fiore, tackle for the San Francisco 49ers
1973: Lisa Raymond, born in Norristown, Pennsylvania, tennis star, 1995 Indian Wells doubles
1973: Keisha Delancy, Miss Turks and Caicos islands Universe 1997
1973: Jessica Grieco, born in Englewood, New Jersey, cyclist 1996 Olympics
1973: Mark Doubleday, Australian baseball infielder 1996 Olympics
1973: Sherriden May, NFL fullback for the New York Jets
1972: Julann Vadnais, Miss Maine USA 1996
1972: Angie Harmon, American Model
1971: Roy Keane, born in Cork, Ireland, soccer player, midfielder, manager of Ipswich Town, an English Championship club, represented Republic of Ireland in 1994 World Cup and 2002 World Cup
1971: Martin Quinney, Quesnel BC, Canada Tour golfer, 1994 Glen Meadows-2nd
1971: Sal Fasano, born in Chicago, Illinois, catcher for the Kansas City Royals
1971: Mike Morreale, CFL slot back for the Hamilton Tiger Cats
1971: Paul Newlove, born in Pontrefract, England, professional rugby league soccer player, played in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s
1971: Craig Newsome, NFL defensive back, Green Bay Packers Superbowl 31
1970: Gino Torretta, quarterback, Heisman Trophy 1992, Seattle Seahawks
1970: Bret Hedican, St-paul, NHL defenseman, Vancouver Canucks
1970: Brendon Julian, cricketer, in New Zealand Australian left-arm quickie 1993-
1969: Arthur Guinness, 4th Earl of Iveagh, son of Arthur Benjamin Guinness, member of the Guinness family, founders of the Guinness brewery
1969: Iain Fraser, Scarborough, NHL center, Winnipeg Jets
1968: Moe Gardner, NFL nose tackle for the Atlanta Falcons
1968: Michael Bivins, Boston, rock vocalist, New Edition, Bell Biv Devoe
1968: Michel Doesburg, soccer player, South Carolina Heerenveen
1968: Miroslav Mosner, hockey defenseman, Team Slovakia 1998
1968: Alex Andrievski, NHL forward, Team Belarus, 1998 Olympics
1968: Jennifer Horton, Dover, New Jersey, team handball goalie, 1992, 1996 Olympics
1967: Lorraine Pearson, born in Romfod, United Kingdom, born Lorraine Samantha Jean Pearson, singer, rocker, writer, member of pop group Five Star, published novel 'Her, Me and Reality", 1989
1967: Riddick Bowe, born in Brooklyn, New York, HW boxing champ 1988 Olympics silver
1967: Peter Murphy, Australian rower 1996 Olympics
1967: Carlos Briceno, born in Fountain Valley, California, beach volleyball, Bronze Medal 1992 Olympics
1967: Reinout Scholte, cricketer, Netherlands batsman 1996 World Cup
1966: Gerald Williams, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, outfielder, New York Yankees
1965: Patricia Spurgin, U.S. scherpschutser, Gold Medal 1984 Olympics
1965: John Starks, NBA guard for the New York Knicks
1965: Carolyn Schuwalow, Australian distance runner 1996 Olympics
1965: Claudia Christian, American Actress
1964: Andy Stankiewicz, born in Inglewood, California, infielder, New York Yankees, Montreal Expos
1963: Andrew Sullivan, American Journalist
1962: Dan Donovan, born in Britain, rocker, musician, member of Big Audio Dynamite, founding member of Dreadzone, toured with The Sisters of Mercy in 1990
1961: Jon Farriss, Australian rock vocalist and drummer, INXS-Kiss the Dirt
1961: Beatrice Alda, daughter of Alan Alda, actress, Lisa-Four Seasons
1960: Antonio Banderas, born in Malaga, Spain, actor, Philadelphia, Evita, Mambo Kings
1960: [James] Kenneth Perry, born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, PGA golfer, 1991 Memorial
1959: Mark Price, bass/vocals, All About Eve, Tin Huey-Contents Dislodged
1959: Rosanna Arquette, born in New York City, actress, Desperately Seeking Susan, After Hour
1958: Jack Richards, English cricket wicket-keeper, mid-80's
1956: Dianne Fromhottz, Balestrat Australia, tennis star
1955: Marja-Liisa Hamalainen, Finnish cross country skier, 3 Gold Medals 1984 Olympics, 4 Bronze Medals 1984, 1988, 1994 Olympics
1955: Eddie Campbell, Scottish Artist
1952: Nikolai Alekseyevich Pushenko, Russian Lt-colonel/cosmonaut
1952: Ashley Putnam, born in New York City, soprano, New York City Opera 1978
1950: Eric Braunn, rocker, Iron Butterfly
1950: James Reynolds, born in Oskaloosa, Kansas, actor, Abe Carver-Days of our Lives
1949: Gene Johnson, born in Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania, singer, Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle
1948: Pal Gerevich, Hungary, fencer, Olympic-bronze-1972, 80
1948: Patti Austin, soul singer and actress, Real Me
1947: Ian Anderson, born in Scotland, rocker, Jethro Tull-Bungle in the Jungle
1947: Alan Ward, England cricket pace bowler, 1969 - 1976
1945: Larry Larden, rocker, Every Mother's Son
1945: Harry Thomas, Dutch founder, Schlager Festival Gay Party
1943: Shafqat Rana, Pakistani cricket batsman, 5 Tests 1964-69
1943: Ronnie Spector, born in New York City, New York, singer, 'Be My Little Baby'
1942: Betsy Johnson, fashion designer, 1971 Winnie Award
1941: Kees van Kooten, Dutch TV host/founder, Simplistic Union
1941: Anita Lonsbrough, born in England, 200m backstroke swimmer, Gold Medal 1960 Olympics
1940: Bobby Hatfield, born in Wisconsin, rocker, Righteous Bros-Unchained Melody
1940: Richard Wells, Chief Constable, South Yorkshire
1940: Barbara Mills, QC, British Director of Public Prosecutions
1939: Kate O'Mara, born in Leicaster, England, actress, Caress Morell-Dynasty, AbFab
1939: Charles Rose, born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Representative-D-North Carolina 1973 - 1997
1937: Lucinda Williams, U.S. sprinter 1960 Olympics gold
1936: Leendert-John Schalm, Dutch banker on Curacao
1935: Jerrie Anthony Hulme, British major-general
1935: Giya Alexandrovich Kancheli, Georgian composer, Night Prayers
1935: Ian Stewart, born in Scotland, born Bernard Harold Ian Halley Stewartby, Baron Stewartby of Portmoak in the District of Perth and Kinross, Member of Parliament for Hitchin
1934: James Carl Tenney, composer
1934: James Tenney, American Composer
1933: Rocky Colavito, Bronx, baseball player, Hit 4 home runs in a game
1933: Alan Hardcastle, chairman, Lloyds Regulatory Board
1933: Butler-Sloss, British Lady Justice
1933: Bill Nieder, shot putter, 1960 Olympics gold
1933: David Rowland, chairman, Lloyd's
1932: Alexander Goehr, composer
1930: Barry Unsworth, novelist, Pascali's Island
1929: John Alldis, composer and conductor
1928: Jimmy Dean, Texas, actor/singer, Jimmy Dean Show, Diamonds are Forever
1928: Eddie Fisher, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, singer, Oh My Papa, Lady of Spain
1926: Edwin James Nairn Carr, composer
1926: Marie-Claire Alain, French organist/composer
1925: Alastair Webster Mackie, poet/teacher
1925: George Cooper, general
1925: Lawrence Byford, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary
1924: Martha Hyer, Texas, actress, Day of the Wolves, Night of the Grizzly
1923: Rhonda Fleming, Marilyn Louis, born in Hollywood, California, actress, Spellbound
1923: Gillian Brown, diplomat
1923: Fred Ridgway, England cricket pace bowler, 1951-52 Indian tour
1921: Leonard Lickorish, dir-gen, British Tourist Authority
1920: William "Red" Holzman, NBA coach, New York Knickerbockers, 754 wins
1919: Elizabeth Thomas, literary consultant
1916: John Clark, born in Hampton, Iowa, actor, Graveyard of Horror
1914: Jeff Corey, born in New York City, actor, Getting Straight, Superman and Mole Men
1913: Steven Nagy, bowler, 1st to bowl 300 on TV, 1954
1913: Noah Beery, Jr., New York City, actor, Rockford Files, Quest, Doc Elliot
1912: Izaak Samkalden, Dutch Minister of Justice, PvdA, mayor of Amsterdam
1912: Richard Reeves, born in New York City, actor, Murph-Date With an Angel
1912: Herman Strategier, Dutch organist/ composer and conductor
1912: Jorge Amado, Brazilian writer, O Pais do Carnaval
1912: Romain Maes, Belgian bicylist, Tour de France 1935
1910: Angus Campbell, U.S., psychologist, Elections and Political Order
1909: Mohammed V ibn Yusuf, King of Morocco, 1953, 1955-61
1909: Frank Bowden, industrialist/landowner
1909: Brian Easdale, composer
1909: George W. Crockett, Jr., born in Jacksonville, Florida, Representative-D-Michigan 1980 - 1991
1909: Claude Thornhill, composer
1909: Julio A Abraham, president, Democratic Party Bonaire
1909: Leo Fender, Anaheim California, rocker, Fender guitars
1908: Gabrielle Keiller, collector/golfer
1906: Era Bell Thompson, Dakota Dick, U.S. actress, Ebony
1905: Bernard Benjamin Gillis, British judge
1905: Richard F Kahn, baron of Hampstead/British economist
1900: Norma Shearer, born in Montreal, Quebec, actress, Divorcee, Idiot's Delight
1900: Rene Crevel, French author, Mon corps et moi, Detours
1900: Arthur Porritt, New Zealand, 100m sprinter, Olympic-bronze-1924
1899: Jack Haley, born in Boston, Massachusetts, actor, Tin Man-Wizard of Oz, Ford Star Revue
1897: Piet Bakker, Dutch novelist, Ciske the Rat
1897: Edward Orval Gourdin, Jacksonville, long jumper 1924 Olympics silver
1895: Michail M Soschtschenko, Russian author
1893: Viscount Dunrossil, Scotland, Governor General of Australia, 1959 - 1961
1893: Douglas Stuart Moore, Cutchogue, New York, composer, Good Night Harvard
1893: Voranc Prezikov, Lovro Kuhar, Slovenian author, Samorastniki
1891: Henry O'Neill, Orange, New Jersey, actor, Lady Killer, Nothing But Trouble
1889: Irene Steer, England, 4 x 100m relay swimmers, Gold Medal 1912 Olympics
1889: Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, composer
1888: Johanna E F G, Bachigaloupi, Tourniaire, actress, Saint Joan
1886: Hilda Doolittle, poet/prominent member of imagist movement
1883: Carlos Lavin, composer
1882: Max Kowalski, composer
1881: Albrecht M Sprenger, landbuilder
1880: Clarence Cameron White, composer
1878: Alfred Doblin, German/French author/co-founder of Sturm
1877: Rudolf Hilferding, German economist/SPD-minister of Finance
1874: James, Tod, Sloan, jockey, created monkey crouch riding style
1874: Herbert Hoover, American President
1874: Herbert Clark Hoover, West Branch Iowa, R, 31st President, 1929-1933
1869: Lawrence Binyon, Vienna Austria, poet, Symbolic Wounds
1865: Alexander K Glazunov, St. Petersburg Russia, composer, Chopiniana
1861: Almroth Wright, born in Yorkshire, England, bacteriologist
1856: Paul Geisler, composer
1854: J Scott Lidgett, London, theologist
1843: Joseph McKenna, American Politician
1836: Jose Teodor Vilar, composer
1835: Gyula Beliczay, composer
1823: Charles Thomas Campbell, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1823: Charles Keene, Hornsey, artist
1823: Antonio G Dias, Brazilian poet
1821: Jay Cooke, American Businessman
1814: John Clifford Pemberton, Lieutenant General Confederate Army
1814: Jacob Edvard Gille, composer
1814: William Lowndes Yancey, MC, Confederacy
1810: Camillo di Cavour, Italian Statesman
1810: Cornelis Outshoorn, Dutch architect
1810: Camilio Benso di Cavour, Turin Italy, PM
1808: Carl Friedrich Weitzmann, composer
1801: Robert Woodward Barnwell, MC, Confederacy
1794: Leopold Zunz, German scientist, Synagogical Poetry
1793: Heinrich August Neithardt, composer
1782: Charles Napier, London, soldier
1762: Santiago Ferrer, composer
1753: Edmund Randolph, American Lawyer
1750: Daniel Gottlob Turk, composer
1740: Samuel Arnold, composer
1720: Franz Joseph Leonti Meyer von Schavensee, composer
1708: John Stinstra, baptist vicar
1699: Christoph Gottlieb Schroter, composer
1657: Cornelis Chastelein, Dutch colonial director
1654: Bernard Nieuwentyt, Dutch physician/theologist
1652: Peterus I Scheemaeckers, Flemish sculptor, tomb stones
1589: Pietro Antonio Tamburini, composer
1567: Girolamo Giacobbi, composer
1560: Hieronymus Praetorius, composer
1556: Philipp Nicolai, Germany, theologist/poet/composer
1296: John the Blind, King of Bohemia/Count of Luxembourg

 

Today in History


2010: The death toll from the Gansu province flooding and landslide disaster rises to 702 with 1,100 people missing
2010: More than 5,000 people lose their homes and crops when the Niger River bursts its banks
1997: 36th Walker Cup: U.S., 18-6
1997: Vijay Singh of Fiji wins Buick Open at the Warwick Hills Golf
1997: Atlanta Braves sign Greg Maddux to record 5 year, $575 Million deal
1997: Anaheim Angels Tony Phillips arrested for purchasing cocaine
1997: Deb Richard wins LPGA Friendly's Classic
1997: Northville Long Island Senior Golf Classic
1996: Yankees lose ending 3rd best home series victory streak at 24
1996: Bob Dole picks Jack Kemp as his Republican Vice Presidential running mate
1996: Parlisha Williams (Louisiana) crowned Ms Black USA Metroplex
1996: Dare and Go ends Cigars record tying victory streak at 16
1995: Dodgers leading 2-1 in 9th forfeit game to Cards, fans become unruly
1994: Last British troops leave Hong Kong (been there since Sept 1841)
1993: Charlotte Anne Lopez, 16, of Vermont, crowned 11th Miss Teen USA
1992: Satellite TOPEX/Poseidon launched
1992: Soyuz TM-15 lands
1991: "Little Night Music" closes at New York State New York City after 7 performances
1991: NFL sportscaster Paul Maquire suffers a heart attack at 53
1990: U.S.'s Magellan spacecraft lands on Venus
1989: A's bat out of order against White Sox in 3rd inning
1989: Australia 0-301 at end of day one, 5th Test Cricket at Trent Bridge
1988: U.N. estimates Asia's population hits 3 billion
1988: Matt Biondi swims world record 100m free style (48.42 sec)
1988: Rodrigo Borja installed as president of Ecuador
1987: Kevin Gross is 2nd pitcher in 8 days to be ejected for scuffing ball
1987: Flight Readiness Firing of Discovery's main engines is successfully
1986: Marquis Theater opens at 1535 Broadway New York City
1986: "Me and My Girl" opens at Marquis Theater New York City for 1420 performances
1986: Pitcher Bob Forsch grand slams to lead Cards to a 5-4 win over Pirates
1986: Betsy King wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
1986: Billy Martin Day, his uniform number 1 retired
1985: Uno Lindstron of Sweden, juggles a soccer ball 13.11 miles
1985: A's Dave Kingman is 21st to hit 400 home runs (off Matt Young at Seattle)
1985: Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (every Beatle songs) for $47 million
1984: Mary Decker trips on heel of Zola Budd during 3,000m Olympic run
1981: Pete Rose, 3,631 career hit, breaks Stan Musial's NL hit record
1981: Coca-Cola Bottling Co agrees to pump $34 million into black business
1981: Richard Nixon Museum in San Clemente closes
1980: Allen, most powerful hurricane in Caribbean hits Brownsville, Texas
1980: 62nd PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 274 at Oak Hill, New York
1980: 8th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Pat Bradley
1979: Ecuador adopts its constitution
1979: Wings release "Getting Closer" and "Baby's Request"
1978: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1977: U.S. and Panamana sign Panama Canal Zone accord
1977: U.S.S.R. performs (underground) nuclear test
1977: Postal employee David Berkowitz arrested in Yonkers, New York, accused of being "Son of Sam" 44 caliber killer
1975: 57th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 276 at Firestone Akron
1975: David Frost purchases exclusive rights to interview Nixon
1974: Judy Rankin wins LPGA Colgate-European American Golf Open
1973: 1st BART train travels thru transbay tube to Montgomery St. Station
1972: 1 million kg heavy meteorite grazes atmosphere above Canada
1972: Paul and Linda McCartney are arrested in Sweden on drug possession
1971: Twins' Harmon Killebrew is 10th to amass 500 home runs, and adds his 501st
1971: 16 baseball researchers form Society for American Baseball Research
1970: Jim Morrison is tried in Miami on "lewd and lascivious behavior"
1969: Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Stroh's-WBLY Golf Open
1969: Don Sutton breaks his 13-game losing streak to Cubs with a 4-2 win
1968: Race riot in Miami, Chicago and Little Rock
1968: Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Concord Golf Open
1966: Phillies and Expos play a doubleheader that ends at 3:23 AM
1966: 1st lunar orbiter launched by U.S.
1966: Daylight meteor seen from Utah to Canada. Only known case of a meteor entering Earth's atmosphere and leaving it again
1965: Joe Engle in X-15 reaches 82 km
1964: WJSP TV channel 28 in Columbus, Georgia (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962: U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1961: England applies for membership in European Common Market
1960: Nicolaas Jouwe forms PANA in New-Guinea
1960: Discoverer 13 launched into orbit; returned 1st object from space
1958: Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Macktown Golf Open
1957: U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1956: 23rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Cleveland 26, All-Stars 0 (75,000)
1954: Sir Gordon Richards retires as a jockey with record 4,870 wins
1954: Netherlands Indonesian Union breaks up
1952: Louise Suggs wins LPGA All American Women Golf Tournament
1949: National Military Establishment renamed Department of Defense
1949: Ezzard Charles TKOs Gus Lesnevich in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1948: Bradman scores 133* Australia vs. Lancashire, 216 minutes, 17 fours
1948: Allen Funt's "Candid Camera" TV debut on ABC
1948: ABC enters network TV at 7 PM (WJZ, New York)
1948: WABC TV channel 7 in New York, New York (ABC) begins broadcasting
1945: Japan announces willingness to surrender to Allies provided status of Emperor Hirohito remained unchanged
1944: U.S./French offensive at Aleneon
1944: U.S. recaptures Guam from Japanese
1944: Braves Red Barrett throws only 58 pitches to shut out Cincinnati Reds 2-0
1944: Race riots in Athens Alabama
1943: Dutch submarine attacks Island Hertenbeest in NW Bali
1943: Hitler watches lynching of allied pilots
1942: General B. Montgomery becomes commandant British 8th leader in North Africa
1941: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Churchill's 2nd meeting at Placentia Newfoundland
1940: Prince Bernhard Fund forms
1939: 2nd Dutch De Geer government forms (1st with Social Democrats)
1938: 119 degrees F (48 degrees C), Pendleton, Oregon (state record)
1936: 114 degrees F (46 degrees C) at Plain Dealing, Louisiana (state record)
1936: 120 degrees F (49 degrees C) at Ozark, Arkansas (state record)
1934: Babe Ruth announces this is his final season as full time player
1929: Grover Alexander beats Phils 7-1 for his 373rd and last NL win
1926: Italian-Spanish peace treaty signed
1925: Hurricane strikes Borculo, 4 die
1921: Franklin D. Roosevelt stricken with polio at summer home on Canadian Is of Campobello
1920: Turkish Government renounces its claim to Israel, recognizes British mandate
1920: Allies recognize Poland, Czechoslovakia and Romania
1920: Treaty of Sevres (Allies and Turkey)
1919: Ukrainian National Army massacres 25 Jews in Podolia Ukraine
1916: Turks annex Persian city Hamadan from Russia
1914: German troops reconquer Mulhouse in Elzas
1914: Royal Nationally Steuncomite forms
1914: German battle cruiser Goeben reaches Dardanellen/Turkey joins Germany
1914: At Luik, German 12"/16.5" guns reach Belgian boundary
1913: 2nd Balkan War ends, Treaty of Bucharest, Bulgaria loses
1911: Parliament Act reduces power of House of Lords
1909: Algemeene Netherland Toonkunstenars Ver (ANTV) begins
1907: Prince Scipone Borchesi wins Beijing to Paris, 7,500 mile auto rally
1906: Pope Pius X bans Associations cults
1904: Angelo G Roncalli (Pope John XXIII) becomes a priest.
1904: Dutch newspaper Volk fires gay journalist Jacob de Cock
1904: Yankees Jack Chesbro ends string of 30 consecutive complete games
1904: Japanese fleet defeat Russians off Port Arthur
1901: Chicago White Sox Frank Isbell strands record 11 teammate base runners
1900: 1st Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in Boston (3-0)
1897: Automobile Club of Great Britain established (now: Royal Auto Club)
1895: 1st Queen's Hall Promenade Concerto (Wagners "Rienzi")
1893: Chinese deported from San Francisco under Exclusion Act
1889: Dan Rylands patents screw cap
1888: New York Giant pitcher Tim Keefe sets a 19 game win streak record
1887: Excursion train crashes killing 101. (Chatsworth, Illinois)
1885: Leo Daft opens America's 1st coml operated electric streetcar (Balt)
1877: Big Hole River: Col John Gibbon murders Nez-Perce indians
1869: O. B. Brown patents moving picture projector
1866: Transatlantic cable laid-President Buchanan spoke to Queen Victoria
1862: Battle of Nueces River, Texas
1861: Battle of Wilson's Creek MO (Springfield, Oak Hills)-General Lyon killed
1856: Hurricane washes away 2-300 revelers at Last Island, Louisiana
1846: Congress charters "nation's attic," Smithsonian Institution
1833: Chicago incorporates as a village of about 200
1831: Former slave Nat Turner leads uprising against slavery
1831: Hurricane hits Barbados; about 1,500 die
1827: Race riots in Cincinnati (1,000 blacks leave for Canada)
1822: Antioch Syria, hit by Earthquake; about 20,000 die
1821: Missouri admitted as 24th U.S. state
1809: Ecuador declares independence from Spain (National Day)
1792: Mobs in Paris attack palace of Louis XVI
1790: Robert Gray's Columbia, completes 1st American around world voyage
1787: Mozart completes his "Eine small Nachtmusik"
1787: Turkey declares war on Russia
1774: 1st Surinam newspaper (1st Wednesday Suriname) begins publishing
1759: Carlos III becomes king of Spain
1743: Earliest recorded prize fighting rules formulated
1678: Netherlands and France signs peace treaty in Nijmegen
1675: Portuguese-Jewish synagogue opens in Amsterdam
1675: King Charles II lays foundation stone of Royal Observatory, Greenwich
1664: Austria/Turkey signs Peace of Vasvar
1653: Sea battle at Heijde, English fleet beats Dutch
1628: Wasa sinks at Stockholm, 50 killed
1627: Cardinal Richelieu begins siege of La Rochelle
1622: County Maine appended on John Mason/Fernandino Gorges
1585: English Queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: Aid for Netherlands
1557: Battle at St. Quentin: Lamoraal of Egmont and Philibert beat France
1519: Magellan's 5 ship set sail to circumnavigate Earth
1512: Battle at Brest: English fleet beats France
1511: Portugese troops occupy parts of Malakka
1500: Diego Diaz discovers Madagascar
1497: John Cabot tells King Henry VII of his trip to "Asia"
1461: Alfonso ed Espina, bishop of Osma urges for an Inquistion in Spain
1304: Battle at Zierik Sea: Dutch and French fleet beat Flemish fleet
955: Battle at Lech: German king Otto I beats Hungarians
843: Treaty of Verdun: Brothers Lotharius I, Louis the German and Charles the Bare divide France
654: Pope Eugene I elected to succeed Martinus I
70: "2nd Temple" of Jews is set aflame (approx)