Monday, 31 May 2010

May 31 - Summary

May 31st Summary:

May 31 - Events

May 31st Details:
May 31st Events:
1279 BC – Rameses II (The Great) becomes pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.
526 – Massive earthquake strikes Antioch, Turkey, killing ~ 250,000.
1223 – Battle of the Kalka River - Mongol invasion of the Cumans, mongol armies of Genghis Khan led by Subutai defeat Kievan Rus & Cumans.
1578 – Martin Frobisher sails from Harwich, England to Frobisher Bay, Canada - he eventually mine fool's gold, which is used to pave streets in London.
1669 – Samuel Pepys records the last event in his diary because of poor eyesight.
1678 – The Lady Godiva procession through Coventry begins.
1759 – Province of Pennsylvania bans all theater productions.
1775 – The Mecklenburg Resolutions are adopted in the Province of North Carolina (American Revolution).
1790 – The Strait of Juan de Fuca is explored by Alferez Manuel Quimper.
1790 – The Copyright Act of 1790, the first copyright statute, is enacted in the United States.
1813 – Lawson, Blaxland & Wentworth, reach Mount Blaxland, which effectively marks the end of a route across the Blue Mountains in Australia.
1859 – The clock tower at the Houses of Parliament starts keeping time; this also houses Big Ben.
1862 – Battle of Seven Pines (Battle of Fair Oaks) – Confederate forces under Joseph E. Johnston & G. W. Smith engage Union forces under George B. McClellan outside Richmond, Virginia (American Civil War Peninsula Campaign).
1864 – Battle of Cold Harbor – The Army of Northern Virginia under Robert E. Lee engages the Army of the Potomac under Ulysses S. Grant & George G. Meade (American Civil War Overland Campaign).
1866 – The Fenian Invasion of Canada.
1884 –Tawhiao, King of Maoris, arrives at Plymouth to claim protection of Queen Victoria.
1889 – Johnstown Flood - dam break sends a wall of water over the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
1902 – The Treaty of Vereeniging ends the Second Boer War & ensures British control of South Africa.
1910 – Creation of the Union of South Africa.
1911 – Ocean liner R.M.S. Titanic is launched.
1916 – Battle of Jutland – The British Grand Fleet under the command of Sir John Jellicoe & Sir David Beatty engage the Kaiserliche Marine under the command of Reinhard Scheer & Franz von Hipper (World War I).
1921 – Tulsa Race Riot - civil unrest in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States.
1924 – The Soviet Union signs an agreement with the Peking government, referring to Outer Mongolia as an "integral part of the Republic of China", whose "sovereignty" therein the Soviet Union promises to respect.
1927 – Last Ford Model T rolls off the assembly line.
1941 – Luftwaffe air raid in Dublin, Ireland leads to 38 deaths.
1942 – Imperial Japanese Navy midget submarines begin a series of attacks on Sydney, Australia (World War II).
1943 – Zoot Suit Riots begin
1961 – Republic of South Africa created.
1962 – West Indies Federation dissolves.
1962 – Adolf Eichmann is hanged in Israel.
1970 – Ancash earthquake - a landslide buries the town of Yungay, Peru.
1973 – United States Senate votes to cut off funding for the bombing of Khmer Rouge targets within Cambodia, hastening the end of the Cambodian Civil War.
1977 – Trans-Alaska Pipeline System is completed.
1981 – Burning of Jaffna library, Sri Lanka.
2010 – Israeli navy boards ships from aid flotilla to Gaza strip.

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May 31 - Deaths

May 31st Details:
May 31st Deaths:
1246 – Isabella of Angouleme - queen of John of England (b. 1188)
1349 – Thomas Wake - English politician (b. 1297)
1408 – Ashikaga Yoshimitsu - Japanese shogun (b. 1358)
1410 – King Martin I of Aragon (b. 1356)
1495 – Cecily Neville - mother of Edward IV of England & Richard III of England (b. 1415)
1558 – Philip Hoby - English politician (b. 1505)
1567 – Guido de Bres - Belgian theologian (b. 1522)
1594 – Tintoretto - Italian painter (b. 1518)
1680 – Joachim Neander - German clergyman (b. 1650)
1740 – King Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia (b. 1688)
1747 – Andrei Osterman - Russian statesman (b. 1686)
1799 – Pierre Lemonnier - French astronomer (b. 1715)
1809 – Joseph Haydn - Austrian composer (b. 1732)
1809 – Jean Lannes - French marshal (b. 1769)
1831 – Samuel Bentham - British mechanical engineer (b. 1757)
1832 – Évariste Galois - French mathematician (b. 1811)
1837 – Joseph Grimaldi - British clown (b. 1779)
1846 – Philip Marheineke - German clergyman (b. 1780)
1847 – Thomas Chalmers - Scottish pastor (b. 1780)
1848 – Eugénie de Guérin - French writer (b. 1805)
1908 – Louis-Honoré Fréchette - French Canadian poet (b. 1839)
1910 – Elizabeth Blackwell - American physician (b. 1821)
1931 – Felix-Raymond-Marie Rouleau - French Canadian cardinal, archbishop of Quebec (b. 1866)
1945 – Odilo Globocnik - Austrian nazi (b. 1904)
1957 – Stefanos Sarafis - officer of the Hellenic Army & member of the Greek Resistance (b. 1890)
1957 – Leopold Staff - Polish poet (b. 1878)
1960 – Willem Elsschot - Flemish writer (b. 1882)
1960 – Walther Funk - Nazi leader (b. 1890)
1961 – Walter Little - Canadian politician (b. 1877)
1962 – Henry Fountain Ashurst - American politician (b. 1874)
1962 – Adolf Eichmann - Nazi official by execution (b. 1906)
1967 – Billy Strayhorn - American composer, pianist & arranger (b. 1915)
1970 – Terry Sawchuk - hockey player (b. 1929)
1972 – Walter Freeman - American physician (b. 1895)
1976 – Jacques Monod - French biologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1910)
1977 – William Castle - American film director (b. 1914)
1978 – József Bozsik - Hungarian footballer (b. 1925)
1983 – Jack Dempsey - American boxer (b. 1895)
1985 – Gaston Rébuffat - Legendary French mountaineer (b. 1921)
1986 – Jane Frank (Jane Schenthal Frank) - American artist (b. 1918)
1986 – James Rainwater - American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1917)
1987 – John Abraham (director) - Indian film director (b. 1937)
1993 – Spuds Mackenzie - American advertisement dog
1994 – Herva Nelli - Italian-born soprano (b. 1909)
1996 – Timothy Leary - American professor & LSD advocate (b. 1920)
1997 – James Bennett Griffin - American archaeologist (b. 1905)
1998 – Charles Van Acker - Belgian racing driver (b. 1912)
2000 – Tito Puente - American musician (b. 1923)
2000 – Johnnie Taylor - American singer (b. 1938)
2001 – Arlene Francis - American television personality (d. 1907)
2004 – Robert Quine - American guitarist (b. 1941)
2004 – Étienne Roda-Gil - French songwriter & screenwriter (b. 1941)
2006 – Ryan Bennett - broadcast commentator (b. 1970)
2006 – Miguel Berrocal - sculptor (b. 1933)
2006 – Raymond Davis Jr. - American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)
2006 – Lula Mae Hardaway - American songwriter, mother of singer Stevie Wonder (b. 1930)
2009 – Millvina Dean - longest & last living survivor of the RMS Titanic disaster (b. 1912)
2009 – George Tiller - American abortion doctor (b. 1941)
2009 – Danny La Rue - British entertainer (b. 1927)

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May 31 - Births

May 31st Details:
May 31st Births:
1443 – Lady Margaret Beaufort - mother of Henry VII of England (d. 1509)
1469 – Manuel I of Portugal (d. 1521)
1535 – Alessandro Allori - Italian painter (d. 1607)
1557 – Feodor I of Russia (d. 1598)
1613 – John George II - Elector of Saxony (d. 1680)
1640 – Michael of Poland (d. 1673)
1656 – Marin Marais - French composer (d. 1728)
1732 – Count Hieronymus von Colloredo - Archbishop of Salzburg (d. 1812)
1753 – Pierre Victurnien Vergniaud - French revolutionary (d. 1793)
1754 – Andrea Appiani - Italian painter (d. 1817)
1773 – Ludwig Tieck - German writer (d. 1853)
1801 – Johann Georg Baiter - Swiss philologist (d. 1887)
1818 – John Albion Andrew - 25th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1867)
1819 – Walt Whitman - American poet (d. 1892)
1835 – Hijikata Toshizō - Japanese military leader (d. 1869)
1838 – Henry Sidgwick - English philosopher (d. 1900)
1852 – Francisco Moreno - Argentine explorer (d. 1919)
1857 – Pope Pius XI (d. 1939)
1860 – Walter Sickert - English painter (d. 1942)
1863 – Francis Younghusband - British explorer (d. 1942)
1872 – Heath Robinson - English cartoonist (d. 1944)
1882 – Sándor Graf Festetics - Hungarian politician (d. 1956)
1883 – Lauri Kristian Relander - 2nd President of Finland (d. 1942)
1885 – Alois Hudal - bishop, helped Nazis escape trial (d. 1963)
1887 – Saint-John Perse - French diplomat, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1975)
1892 – Michel Kikoine - Belarusian painter (d. 1968)
1892 – Konstantin Paustovsky - Russian writer (d. 1968)
1892 – Gregor Strasser - German Nazi politician (d. 1934)
1892 – Erich Neumann - German Nazi politician (d. 1948/1951)
1894 – Fred Allen - American comedian (d. 1956)
1898 – Dr. Norman Vincent Peale - American clergyman (d. 1993)
1901 – Alfredo Antonini - American conductor & composer (d. 1983)
1905 – Florence Desmond - English actress & comedian (d. 1993)
1908 – Don Ameche - American actor (d. 1993)
1908 – Nils Poppe - Swedish actor (d. 2000)
1909 – Aurore Gagnon - French Canadian victim of child abuse (d. 1920)
1911 – Maurice Allais - French economist, Nobel Prize laureate
1912 – Alfred Deller - English countertenor (d. 1979)
1914 – Akira Ifukube - Japanese composer (d. 2006)
1916 – Bert Haanstra - Dutch filmmaker (d. 1997)
1921 – Alida Valli - Italian actress (d. 2006)
1921 – Howard Reig - American radio & television announcer (d. 2008)
1922 – Denholm Elliott - English actor (d. 1992)
1923 – Rainier III - Prince of Monaco (d. 2005)
1930 – Clint Eastwood - American film director & actor
1931 – John Robert Schrieffer - American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1931 – Shirley Verrett - American soprano
1932 – Ed Lincoln - Brazilian musician, producer
1932 – Jay Miner - American microchip designer (d. 1994)
1933 – Henry B. Eyring - LDS apostle, son of award-winning chemist Henry Eyring
1935 – Jim Bolger - 35th Prime Minister of New Zealand
1938 – Johnny Paycheck - American singer (d. 2003)
1938 – John Prescott - former Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
1938 – Peter Yarrow - American folk singer (Peter, Paul & Mary)
1939 – Terry Waite - British humanitarian
1940 – Gilbert Shelton - American underground comics illustrator
1941 – Louis J. Ignarro - American pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate
1943 – Sharon Gless - American actress
1943 – Joe Namath - American football player
1945 – Rainer Werner Fassbinder - German film director (d. 1982)
1945 – Bernard Goldberg‎ - American journalist
1946 – Ted Baehr - American media critic
1946 – Steve Bucknor - West Indian Cricket Umpire
1947 – Junior Campbell - British musician & songwriter (The Marmalade)
1948 – John Bonham - British musician (Led Zeppelin) (d. 1980)
1948 – Duncan Hunter - American politician, 2008 presidential candidate
1949 – Tom Berenger - American actor
1949 – Nancy Shade - American soprano
1950 – Gregory Harrison - American actor
1952 – Karl Bartos - German musician (Kraftwerk, Electronic)
1953 – Pirkka-Pekka Petelius - Finnish actor
1954 – Vicki Sue Robinson - American singer (d. 2000)
1954 – Thomas Mavros - Greek footballer
1955 – Tommy Emmanuel - Australian Guitarist CGP
1956 – Fritz Hilpert - German musician & sound engineer (Kraftwerk)
1957 – Jim Craig - American hockey player
1959 – Andrea de Cesaris - Italian racing driver
1960 – Greg Adams - Canadian ice hockey player
1960 – Chris Elliott - American comedian
1961 – Ray Cote - Canadian ice hockey player
1961 – Lea Thompson - American actress
1961 – Justin Madden - Australian politician & former Australian rules footballer
1962 – Corey Hart - Canadian musician
1962 – Sebastian Koch - German actor
1963 – Hugh Dillon - Canadian musician & actor
1963 – Viktor Orbán - Hungarian politician
1963 – Wesley Willis - American musician (d. 2003)
1964 – Leonard Asper - Canadian businessman
1964 – Scotti Hill - American rock guitarist
1964 – Darryl McDaniels - American musician (Run-D.M.C.)
1965 – Brooke Shields - American actress & supermodel
1966 – Jeremy Hotz - Canadian stand-up comedian
1966 – Nick Scotti - American actor & singer
1967 – Sandrine Bonnaire - French actress
1967 – Phil Keoghan - New Zealand television personality
1967 – Kenny Lofton - American baseball player
1967 – Vampiro - Canadian professional wrestler
1968 – John Connolly - Irish author
1969 – Mindi Abair - American smooth jazz saxophonist
1972 – Frode Estil - Norwegian cross-country skier
1972 – Sarah Murdoch - Australian model
1972 – Karl Geary - Irish actor
1972 – Dave Roberts - American baseball player
1972 – Archie Panjabi - English actress
1973 – Dominique Van Roost - Belgian tennis player
1974 – Chad Campbell - American golfer
1974 – Zsolt Erdei - Hungarian light heavyweight boxer
1974 – Adrian Tomine - American cartoonist
1974 – Sean Kent - American stand-up comedian, actor & writer
1976 – Colin Farrell - Irish actor
1976 – Matt Harpring - American basketball player
1976 – Tonka Tomicic - Chilean model & television presenter
1977 – Eric Christian Olsen - American actor
1977 – Theodoros Baev - Bulgarian-born Greek volleyball player
1977 – Debbie King - English TV presenter
1977 – Scott Klopfenstein - American musician (Reel Big Fish)
1977 – Phil Devey - Canadian baseball player
1977 – Domenico Fioravanti - Italian swimmer
1977 – Greg Leeb - Canadian ice hockey player
1977 – Joachim Olsen - Danish athlete
1977 – Joel Ross - British disc jockey
1977 – June Sarpong - British television presenter
1977 – Moses Sichone - Zambian footballer
1977 – Petr Tenkrát - Czech ice hockey player
1980 – Craig Bolton - Australian rules footballer
1980 – Andy Hurley - American musician (Fall Out Boy)
1981 – Jake Peavy - American baseball player
1982 – Jonathan Tucker - American actor
1983 – David Hernandez - American singer
1983 – Dustin Wells - New Zealand footballer
1983 – Reggie Yates - English television presenter
1984 – Nate Robinson - American basketball player
1984 – Jason Smith - Australian actor
1984 – Milorad Cavic - Serbian swimmer

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Sunday, 30 May 2010

May 30 - Summary

May 30th Summary:

May 30 - Events

May 30th Details:
May 30th Events:
70 – Siege of Jerusalem - Titus & his Roman legions breach the Second Wall of Jerusalem, leading to the Jewish defenders retreating to the First Wall.
1416 – Emperor Sigismund calls the Council of Constance, and as a supporter of Antipope John XXIII, burns Jerome of Prague following a trial for heresy.
1431 – 19-year-old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake, in Rouen, France, by an English-dominated tribunal (Hundred Years' War).
1434 – Battle of Lipany – Utraquist forces led by Diviš Bořek of Miletínek defeat & almost totally annihilate Taborite forces led by Prokop the Great (Hussite Wars - Bohemian Wars).
1536 – King Henry VIII of England marries Jane Seymour.
1539 – Hernando de Soto lands at Tampa Bay, in Florida, with 600 soldiers in the search for gold.
1574 – Henry III becomes King of France.
1588 – The Spanish Armada 's last ship sets sail from Lisbon heading for the English Channel.
1631 – Publication of first french newspaper 'La Gazette.
1635 – The Peace of Prague (1635) is signed (Thirty Years' War).
1642 – All honours granted by Charles I from this date are retrospectively annulled by Parliament.
1806 – Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel after Dickinson had accused Jackson's wife of bigamy.
1814 – War of the Sixth Coalition – the Treaty of Paris (1814) is signed returning French borders to their 1792 extent, & Napoleon Bonaparte is exiled to Elba (Napoleonic Wars).
1815 – The East Indiaman ship Arniston is wrecked during a storm at Waenhuiskrans, near Cape Agulhas, present-day South Africa.
1832 – End of the Hambach Festival in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
1832 – Eastern Ontario's Rideau Canal is opened.
1834 – Joaquim António de Aguiar ("The Friar-Killer") issues a law extinguishing "all convents, monasteries, colleges, hospices & any other houses of the regular religious orders".
1842 – John Francis attempts to murder Queen Victoria as she drives down Constitution Hill, London.
1854 – The US territories of Nebraska & Kansas are established following the Kansas-Nebraska Act becoming law.
1859 – Westminster's Big Ben is rung for the 1st time in London.
1868 – Decoration Day (the predecessor of the modern "Memorial Day") is observed in the United States for the first time.
1871 – The Paris Commune falls.
1876 – Ottoman sultan Abd-ul-Aziz is deposed & succeeded by his nephew Murat V.
1879 – New York City's Gilmores Garden is renamed Madison Square Garden by William Henry Vanderbilt.
1911 – The first Indianapolis 500, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, ends with Ray Harroun becoming the first winner.
1913 – The Treaty of London, 1913 is signed which ends the First Balkan War. Albania now becomes an independent nation.
1917 – Alexander I becomes king of Greece.
1922 – The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
1925 – May 30 Movement - the Shanghai Municipal Police Force shoot 13 protesting workers dead.
1941 – Manolis Glezos & Apostolos Santas climb on the Athenian Acropolis & tear down the Nazi swastika (World War II).
1942 – 1000 British bombers launch a 90-minute attack on Cologne, Germany (World War II).
1958 – Remains of 2 unidentified American servicemen, killed in action during World War II & the Korean War respectively, are buried at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery (Memorial Day).
1959 – Governor-General Lord Cobham officially opens the Auckland Harbour Bridge, crossing the Waitemata Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand.
1961 – The Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo is assassinated in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
1966 – Former Congolese Prime Minister Evariste Kimba & several other politicians are publicly executed in Kinshasa on the orders of President Joseph Mobutu.
1966 – Launch of Surveyor 1 - first US spacecraft to achieve landing on an extraterrestrial body.
1967 – The Nigerian Eastern Region declares independence as the Republic of Biafra, leading to a civil war.
1968 – Charles De Gaulle reappears publicly after his flight to Baden-Baden, Germany, & dissolves the French National Assembly by a radio appeal.
1971 – Mariner 9 is launched to map 70% of the surface of Mars (Mariner program).
1972 – The Angry Brigade goes on trial over a series of 25 bombings throughout Britain.
1972 – The Japanese Red Army, in Tel Aviv, carry out the Lod Airport Massacre.
1989 – Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 - the 33-foot high "Goddess of Democracy" statue is unveiled in Tiananmen Square by student demonstrators.
2003 – Depayin massacre - at least 70 people associated with the National League for Democracy were killed by government-sponsored mob in Burma.

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May 30 - Deaths

May 30th Details:
May 30th Deaths:
1159 – Wladislaus II the Exile of Poland (b. 1105)
1252 – King Ferdinand III of Castile (b. 1199)
1416 – Jerome of Prague - Czech theologian (b. 1379)
1431 – Joan of Arc - French heroine & saint (b. 1412)
1434 – Prokop the Great - Hussite general
1469 – Lope de Barrientos - Spanish bishop (b. 1382)
1574 – King Charles IX of France (b. 1550)
1576 – Harada Naomasa - Japanese retainer & samurai
1593 – Christopher Marlowe - English playwright (b. 1564)
1640 – Peter Paul Rubens - Flemish painter (b. 1577)
1696 – Henry Capell - 1st Baron Capell, First Lord of the British Admiralty (b. 1638)
1712 – Andrea Lanzani - Italian painter of the Baroque period (b. c. 1645)
1718 – Arnold Joost van Keppel - 1st Earl of Albemarle, Dutch favorite of William III of England (b. 1670)
1730 – Arabella Churchill - English mistress of James II of England (b. 1648)
1744 – Alexander Pope - English writer (b. 1688)
1770 – François Boucher - French painter (b. 1703)
1778 – Voltaire - French philosopher & author (b. 1694)
1829 – Philibert Jean-Baptiste Curial - general of the Napoleon army (b. 1774)
1832 – James Mackintosh - Scottish jurist, politician & historian (b. 1765)
1865 – John Catron - United States Supreme Court Justice (b. 1786)
1868 – Souji Okita - 1st Captain of the Shinsengumi (b. 1823)
1901 – Victor D'Hondt - Belgian mathematician (b. 1841)
1911 – Milton Bradley - American game pioneer (b. 1836)
1912 – Wilbur Wright - aviation pioneer (Wright Brothers) (b. 1867)
1918 – Georgi Plekhanov - Russian revolutionary & Marxist theoretician (b. 1856)
1925 – Arthur Moeller van den Bruck - German historian (b. 1876)
1926 – Vladimir Steklov - Russian physicist (b. 1864)
1934 – Togo Heihachiro - Japanese admiral (b. 1848)
1939 – Floyd Roberts - Auto racer, killed during 1939 Indianapolis 500 (b. 1904)
1941 – Prajadhipok, Rama VII - king of Thailand (b. 1893)
1946 – Louis Slotin - Canadian Scientist at Los Alamos (b. 1910)
1947 – Georg Ludwig von Trapp - World War I Austrian submarine commander (b. 1880)
1948 – József Klekl - Slovene politician in Hungary (b. 1874)
1949 – Emmanuel Célestin Suhard - French Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church (b. 1874)
1951 – Hermann Broch - Austrian author (b. 1886)
1953 – Dooley Wilson - American musician & actor (b. 1886)
1955 – Bill Vukovich - Auto racer, killed during 1955 Indianapolis 500 (b. 1918)
1960 – Boris Pasternak - Russian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (declined) (b. 1890)
1961 – Rafael Leónidas Trujillo - dictator of the Dominican Republic (b. 1891)
1964 – Leó Szilárd - Hungarian nuclear physicist (b. 1898)
1964 – Eddie Sachs - American auto racer (b. 1927)
1964 – Dave MacDonald - American auto racer (b. 1936)
1965 – Louis Hjelmslev - Danish linguist (b. 1899)
1967 – Claude Rains - English actor (b. 1889)
1967 – Georg Wilhelm Pabst - Austrian film director (b.1885)
1971 – Marcel Dupré - French organist & composer (b. 1886)
1975 – Steve Prefontaine - American distance runner (b. 1951)
1975 – Tatsuo Shimabuku - Japanese martial artist (b. 1908)
1975 – Michel Simon - French actor (b. 1895)
1976 – Max Carey - American baseball player (b. 1890)
1980 – Carl Radle - American bass guitarist (b. 1942)
1981 – Don Ashby - Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1955)
1981 – Ziaur Rahman - Eighth President of Bangladesh (b. 1936)
1986 – Perry Ellis - American fashion designer (b. 1940)
1993 – Sun Ra - American musician (b. 1914)
1994 – Ezra Taft Benson - American religious leader (b. 1899)
1994 – Marcel Bich - French industrialist (b. 1914)
1994 – Agostino Di Bartolomei - Italian footballer (b. 1955)
1995 – Ted Drake - English footballer (b. 1912)
1995 – Lofty England - English automotive engineer & race team manager (b. 1911)
1995 – Bobby Stokes - English footballer (b. 1951)
1996 – Léon-Etienne Duval - French Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church (b. 1903)
2000 – Tex Beneke - American bandleader & musician (b. 1914)
2000 – Doris Hare - Welsh actress (b. 1905)
2003 – Mickie Most - English record producer (b. 1938)
2005 – Fazal Mahmood - Pakistani cricketer (b. 1927)
2005 – Tomasz Pacyński - Polish writer (b. 1958)
2006 – Shohei Imamura - Japanese film director (b. 1926)
2006 – Robert Sterling - American actor (b. 1917)
2006 – David Lloyd - New Zealand biologist (b. 1938)
2007 – Jean-Claude Brialy - French actor & author (b. 1933)
2007 – Gunturu Seshendra Sarma - Indian poet (b.1927)
2008 – Lorenzo Odone - American medical figure (b. 1978)
2008 – Noel Moore - British civil servant (b. 1928)
2008 – Auguste Legros - French politician (b.1922)
2009 – Torsten Andersson - Swedish painter (b. 1926)

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May 30 - Births

May 30th Details:
May 30th Births:
1010 – Emperor Renzong of China (d. 1063)
1423 – Georg Purbach - German mathematician & astronomer (d. 1461)
1623 – John Egerton - 2nd Earl of Bridgewater, English politician (d. 1686)
1653 – Claudia Felicitas of Austria - Empress consort of Germany (d. 1676)
1713 – Princess Caroline Elizabeth of Great Britain (d. 1757)
1718 – Wills Hill - 1st Marquess of Downshire, English politician (d. 1793)
1719 – Roger Newdigate - English politician (d. 1806)
1757 – Henry Addington - 1st Viscount Sidmouth, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1844)
1768 – Étienne Marie Antoine Champion de Nansouty - French cavalry commander (d. 1815)
1768 – Karl Friedrich Naumann - German mineralogist & geologist (d. 1873)
1800 – Henri-Marie-Gaston Boisnormand de Bonnechose French archbishop of Rouen & senator (d. 1883)
1814 – Mikhail Bakunin - Russian anarchist (d. 1876)
1814 – Eugène Charles Catalan - Belgian mathematician (d. 1894)
1819 – William McMurdo - British army officer (d. 1894)
1820 – Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau - French Canadian politician (d. 1890)
1844 – Félix Arnaudin - french poet & photograph specialist of Haute-Lande folklore (d. 1921)
1845 – King Amadeo I of Spain (d. 1890)
1846 – Peter Carl Fabergé - Russian goldsmith & jeweler (d. 1920)
1858 – Siegfried Alkan - German composer (d. 1941)
1871 – Olga Engl - Austrian actress (d. 1946)
1874 – Ernest Duchesne - French physician (d.1912)
1875 – Giovanni Gentile - Italian philosopher (d. 1944)
1878 – Mike Donlin - American baseball player (d. 1933)
1879 – Colin Blythe - English cricketer (d. 1917)
1881 – Georg von Küchler - German field marshal (d. 1968)
1882 – Wyndham Halswelle - Scottish runner (d. 1915)
1886 – Randolph Bourne - American writer (d. 1918)
1887 – Alexander Archipenko - Ukrainian avant-garde artist, sculptor, & graphic artist (d. 1964)
1890 – Roger Salengro - French politician (d. 1936)
1892 – Fernando Amorsolo - Filipino painter (d. 1972)
1895 – Maurice Tate - English cricketer (d. 1956)
1896 – Howard Hawks - American film director (d. 1977)
1899 – Irving Thalberg - American film producer (d. 1936)
1901 – Cornelia Otis Skinner - American writer & actress (d. 1979)
1902 – Stepin Fetchit - American dancer & actor (d. 1985)
1903 – Countee Cullen - American writer (d. 1946)
1906 – Bruno Gröning - German mystic (d. 1959)
1907 – Elly Beinhorn - German pilot (d. 2007)
1907 – Germaine Tillion - French anthropologist, member of French Resistance (d. 2008)
1908 – Hannes Alfvén - Swedish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
1908 – Mel Blanc - American voice actor (d. 1989)
1909 – Benny Goodman - American clarinetist & bandleader (d. 1986)
1909 – Jacques Canetti - French talent-spotter (d. 1997)
1910 – Ralph Metcalfe - American athlete (d. 1978)
1910 – Inge Meysel - German actress (d. 2004)
1910 – Harry Bernstein - British-born American writer
1912 – Julius Axelrod - American biochemist & Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)
1912 – Erich Bagge - German physicist (d. 1996)
1912 – Hugh Griffith - Welsh actor (d. 1980)
1912 – Joseph Stein - American librettist
1916 – Justin Catayée - French politician (d. 1962)
1918 – Guadalupe "Pita" Amor - Mexican poet (d. 2000)
1918 – Bob Evans - American restaurateur (d. 2007)
1919 – René Barrientos - President of Bolivia (d. 1969)
1920 – Franklin Schaffner - American film director (d. 1989)
1922 – Hal Clement - American writer (d. 2003)
1926 – Christine Jorgensen - American transsexual activist (d. 1989)
1927 – Clint Walker - American actor
1928 – Agnès Varda - French director
1928 – Pro Hart - Australian artist (d. 2006)
1929 – Georges Gilson - French Catholic bishop.
1930 – Mark Birley - British nightclub owner (d. 2007)
1930 – Robert Ryman - American painter
1932 – Pauline Oliveros - American composer & accordionist
1934 – Aleksei Leonov - Russian cosmonaut
1934 – Alketas Panagoulias - Greek footballer & coach
1935 – Lee Gunther - American television producer & editor (d. 1998)
1936 – Keir Dullea - American actor
1936 – Ruta Lee - Canadian actress
1937 – Harry Statham - American basketball coach
1939 – Michael J. Pollard - American actor
1939 – Dieter Quester - Austrian racing driver
1940 – Gilles Villemure - Canadian ice hockey player
1943 – James Chaney - American civil rights activist (d. 1964)
1943 – Gale Sayers - American football player
1944 – Meredith MacRae - American actress (d. 2000)
1944 – Stav Prodromou - American technology executive
1945 – Norman Eshley - English actor
1946 – Allan Chapman - English historian of science
1947 – Jocelyne Bourassa - French Canadian golfer
1948 – Michael Piller - American screenwriter (d. 2005)
1949 – P.J. Carlesimo - American basketball coach
1950 – Bertrand Delanoë - French politician
1950 – Dann Glenn - American Guitarist & Composer
1950 – Paresh Rawal - Indian actor
1951 – Stephen Tobolowsky - American actor
1951 – Zdravko Čolić - Yugoslav-Bosnian singer
1951 – Fernando Lugo - Paraguayan politician
1953 – Colm Meaney - Irish actor
1955 – Jake "The Snake" Roberts - American wrestler
1955 – Topper Headon - British musician (The Clash)
1958 – Marie Fredriksson - Swedish singer & songwriter (Roxette)
1958 – Steve Israel - American politician
1958 – Ted McGinley - American actor
1958 – Michael Lopez-Alegria - Spanish American astronaut
1959 – Frank Vanhecke - Belgian politician
1959 – Phil Brown - English football manager (Hull City)
1961 – Harry Enfield - British comedian
1961 – Ralph Carter - American actor (Good Times)
1961 – Bob Yari - Iranian-born American film producer
1962 – Kevin Eastman - American comic book creator (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
1962 – Tonya Pinkins - American actress
1963 – Élise Lucet - French journalist & television host
1963 – Helen Sharman - British chemist, the first Briton in space
1964 – Wynonna Judd - American country singer
1964 – Tom Morello - American guitarist (Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine)
1964 – Andrea Montermini - Italian racing driver
1965 – Billy Donovan - American college basketball coach
1966 – Stephen Malkmus - American musician (Pavement)
1967 – Tim Burgess - English singer (The Charlatans)
1968 – Zacarias Moussaoui - French convicted terrorist
1968 – Kelley Armstrong - Canadian author
1969 – Ryuhei Kitamura - Japanese filmmaker
1969 – Naomi Kawase - Japanese film director
1970 – Flora Chan - Hong Kong television actress
1970 – Ness Wadia - Indian industrialist
1971 – Idina Menzel - American actress & singer
1972 – Manny Ramírez - Dominican Republic baseball player
1972 – Soichiro Hoshi - Japanese seiyuu
1973 – Leigh Francis - British comedian
1974 – Cee-Lo - American musician
1974 – Big L - American rapper (d. 1999)
1974 – Konstantinos Chalkias - Greek footballer
1974 – Shin Ha-kyun - South Korean actor
1974 – David Wilkie - American ice hockey player
1975 – Evan Eschmeyer - American basketball player
1975 – Brian Fair - American singer
1975 – Andrew Farrell - English rugby league & union footballer
1976 – Rasho Nesterovič - Slovenian basketball player
1976 – Magnus Norman - Swedish tennis player
1976 – Margaret Okayo - Kenyan athlete
1977 – Akwá - Angolan footballer
1977 – Rachael Stirling - British actress
1978 – Eric Searle American Musician
1978 – Lyoto Machida - Brazilian mixed martial artist
1979 – Mike Bishai - Canadian ice hockey player
1979 – Kugimiya Rie - Japanese seiyuu (voice actress)
1979 – Clint Bowyer - American NASCAR driver
1980 – Steven Gerrard - English footballer
1981 – Devendra Banhart - American singer & songwriter
1981 – Blake Bashoff - American actor
1981 – Gianmaria Bruni - Italian racing driver
1981 – Ahmad Elrich - Australian footballer
1981 – Remy Ma - American rapper
1981 – Lars Møller Madsen - Danish handball player
1981 – Hisanori Takada - Japanese footballer
1982 – Eddie Griffin - American basketball player (d. 2007)
1983 – Jennifer Ellison - English actress, model, singer
1984 – Matt Maguire - Australian rules footballer
1984 – Jordan Palmer - American football player
1984 – Sham Kwok Fai - Hong Kong footballer
1987 – Joyce Cheng - Hong Kong musician, writer, actress & performer
1989 – Kevin Covais - American singer
1990 – Dean Collins - American actor
1990 – Yoona - member of Korean girl group, Girls' Generation

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Saturday, 29 May 2010

May 29 - Summary

May 29th Summary:

May 29 - Events

May 29th Details:
May 28th Events:
363 – Roman Emperor Julian defeats the Sassanid army in the Battle of Ctesiphon.
1167 – Battle of Monte Porzio – A Roman army supporting Pope Alexander III is defeated by Christian of Buch & Rainald of Dassel.
1176 – The Lombard League defeats Emperor Frederick I in the Battle of Legnano.
1414 – Council of Constance.
1453 – The Fall of Constantinople - although the date of May 29, 1453 is that of the Julian Calendar, Istanbul commemorates the event on this day of the present Gregorian calendar.
1660 – Charles II is restored to the throne of Great Britain.
1677 – Treaty of Middle Plantation - the Virginia colonists & the local Natives agree a peace treaty.
1727 – Peter II becomes Tsar of Russia.
1733 – The right of Canadians to keep Indian slaves is upheld at Quebec City.
1780 – Battle of Waxhaws - Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton massacres Colonel Abraham Buford's continentals allegedly after the continentals surrender (American Revolutionary War).
1790 – Rhode Island becomes the last of the original United States' colonies to ratify the Constitution & is admitted as the 13th U.S. state.
1848 – Wisconsin is admitted as the 30th U.S. state.
1864 – The arrival in Mexico for the first time of Emperor Maximilian of Mexico.
1867 – The Austro-Hungarian agreement (known as Ausgleich, "the Compromise") is born through Act 12 establishing the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
1868 – Assassination of Michael Obrenovich III, Prince of Serbia, in Belgrade.
1900 – N'Djamena was founded as Fort-Lamy by French commander Émile Gentil.
1903 – May coup d'etat - Alexander Obrenovich, King of Serbia, & Queen Draga, are assassinated in Belgrade by the Black Hand (Crna Ruka) organization.
1913 – The Rite of Spring, a ballet score by Igor Stravinsky, receives its premiere performance in Paris.
1914 – Ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sinks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
1919 – Einstein's theory of general relativity is tested (later confirmed) by Arthur Eddington's observation of a total solar eclipse in Principe & by Andrew Crommelin in Sobral, Ceará, Brazil.
1919 – The Republic of Prekmurje founded
1939 – Tefik Mborja (Albanian fascist leader) is appointed as member of the Italian Chamber of Fasces & Corporations.
1942 – Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers & the John Scott Trotter Orchestra record Irving Berlin's "White Christmas".
1948 – Creation of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force the United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation
1953 – Edmund Hillary & Sherpa Tenzing Norgay become the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest - the day is Tenzing Norgay's (adopted) 39th birthday.
1954 – First of the annual Bilderberg conferences.
1964 – The Arab League meets to discuss the Palestinian question - this leads to the formation of the Palestinian Liberation Organization.
1969 – General strike in Córdoba, Argentina.
1982 – Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit Canterbury Cathedral.
1985 – Heysel Stadium disaster - at European Cup final in Brussels, Belgium occurs when a dilapidated retaining wall collapses after Liverpool F.C. fans breach a fence separating them from Juventus F.C. fans.
1985 – Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months.
1988 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan begins his first visit to the Soviet Union.
1990 – Boris Yeltsin is elected by the Russian parliament as president of the Russian SFSR.
1999 – Olusegun Obasanjo takes office as President of Nigeria.
1999 – Space Shuttle Discovery completes the first docking with the International Space Station.
1999 – Charlotte Perrelli wins the Eurovision Song Contest 1999 for Sweden.
2001 – U.S. Supreme Court rules that disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments.
2004 – The World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.


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May 29 - Deaths

May 29th Details:
May 28th Deaths:
1259 – King Christopher I of Denmark (b. 1219)
1379 – King Henry II of Castile (b. 1334)
1405 – Philippe de Mézières - advisor to Charles V of France
1425 – Hongxi Emperor of China (b. 1378)
1453 – Constantine XI Palaeologus - last Byzantine Emperor (b. 1404)
1500 – Bartolomeu Dias - Portuguese explorer
1546 – David Beaton - Scottish Catholic cardinal
1593 – John Penry - Welsh Protestant leader (b. 1559)
1660 – Frans van Schooten - Dutch mathematician (b. 1615)
1691 – Cornelis Tromp - Dutch admiral (b. 1629)
1790 – Israel Putnam - American Revolutionary War general (b. 1718)
1796 – Carl Fredrik Pechlin - Swedish politician (b. 1720)
1814 – Joséphine de Beauharnais - Empress of France (b. 1763)
1829 – Humphry Davy - English chemist (b. 1778)
1847 – Emmanuel, marquis de Grouchy - French marshal (b. 1766)
1866 – Winfield Scott - American general (b. 1786)
1868 – Michael Obrenovich III - Prince of Serbia (b. 1823)
1873 – Prince Friedrich of Hesse & by Rhine (b. 1870)
1882 – Vasily Perov - Russian painter (b. 1833)
1892 – Bahá'u'lláh - Persian founder of the Bahá'í Faith (b. 1817)
1896 – Gabriel Auguste Daubrée - French geologist (b. 1814)
1903 – Draga Mašin - Queen of Serbia (b. 1864)
1903 – Bruce Price - American architect (b. 1845)
1910 – Mily Balakirev - Russian composer (b. 1837)
1911 – William S. Gilbert - English dramatist (b. 1836)
1917 – Kate Harrington - American teacher, writer & poet (b. 1831)
1919 – Robert Bacon - 39th United States Secretary of State (b. 1860)
1935 – Josef Suk - Czech composer & violinist (b. 1874)
1939 – Ursula Julia Ledochowska - Polish-Austrian Catholic saint (b. 1865)
1942 – John Barrymore - American actor (b. 1882)
1946 – Martin Gottfried Weiss - Commandant of Dachau concentration camp (b. 1905)
1948 – Dame May Whitty - English actress (b. 1865)
1951 – Fanny Brice - American singer/comedian (b. 1891)
1951 – Dimitrios Levidis - Greek composer (b. 1885)
1953 – Man Mountain Dean - American professional wrestler (b. 1891)
1958 – Juan Ramón Jiménez - Spanish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1881)
1970 – John Gunther - American writer (b. 1901)
1972 – Moe Berg - American baseball player & spy (b. 1902)
1972 – Stephen Timoshenko - Ukrainian-born mechanical engineer (b. 1878)
1973 – P. Ramlee - Malaysian film actor, director, singer & songwriter. (b. 1929)
1977 – Ba Maw - Burmese politician (b. 1893)
1979 – Mary Pickford - Canadian-born American actress & studio founder (b. 1892)
1979 – John H. Wood, Jr. - American federal judge (b. 1916)
1982 – Romy Schneider - Austrian actress (b. 1938)
1983 – Arvīds Pelše - Soviet Latvian statesman (b. 1899)
1989 – John Cipollina - American musician (Quicksilver Messenger Service) (b. 1943)
1993 – Billy Conn - American boxer (b. 1917)
1994 – Erich Honecker - leader of East Germany (b. 1912)
1996 – Tamara Toumanova - Ballet star & actress (b. 1919)
1997 – Jeff Buckley - American musician (b. 1966)
1997 – George Fenneman - American radio & television announcer (b. 1919)
1998 – Barry M. Goldwater - U.S. Senator from Arizona & presidential candidate (b. 1909)
2002 – Mildred Benson - American writer (b. 1905)
2003 – David Jefferies - British motorcycle racer (b. 1972)
2004 – Archibald Cox - Watergate special prosecutor (b. 1912)
2004 – Samuel Dash - American Congressional counsel (b. 1925)
2005 – George Rochberg - American composer (b. 1918)
2005 – Hamilton Naki - South African medical assistant (b. 1926)
2006 – Steve Mizerak - American pool player (b. 1944)
2006 – Jacques Bouchard - Quebec advertising executive (b. 1930)
2007 – Dave Balon - Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)
2007 – Lois Browne-Evans - Bermudian politician (b. 1927)
2008 – Luc Bourdon - Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1987)
2008 – Harvey Korman - American actor (b. 1927)
2009 – Karine Ruby - French snowboarder & Olympic champion (b. 1978)
2010 – Dennis Hopper - American actor & director (b. 1936)

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May 29 - Births

May 29th Details:
May 29th Births:
1594 – Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim - Bavarian general (d. 1632)
1627 – Anne, Duchess of Montpensier - French writer & Princess (d. 1693)
1630 – Charles II of England (d. 1685)
1675 – Humphry Ditton - English mathematician (d. 1715)
1716 – Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton - French naturalist (d. 1800)
1722 – James FitzGerald - 1st Duke of Leinster, Irish politician (d. 1773)
1736 – Patrick Henry - American patriot, 1st & 6th Governor of Virginia (d. 1799)
1773 – Princess Sophia of Gloucester (d. 1844)
1794 – Johann Heinrich von Mädler - German astronomer (d. 1874)
1823 – John H. Balsley - American carpenter (d. 1895)
1860 – Isaac Albéniz - Spanish composer (d. 1909)
1863 – Arthur Mold - English cricketer (d. 1921)
1874 – G. K. Chesterton - English novelist (d. 1936)
1880 – Oswald Spengler - German philosopher (d. 1936)
1892 – Alfonsina Storni - Argentine writer (d. 1938)
1893 – Max Brand - American author & war correspondent (d. 1944)
1894 – Beatrice Lillie - Canadian actress (d. 1989)
1894 – Josef von Sternberg - Austrian-born writer & film director (d. 1969)
1897 – Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Austrian composer (d. 1957)
1903 – Bob Hope - British-born comedian & actor (d. 2003)
1905 – Sebastian Shaw - English actor (d. 1994)
1906 – T.H. White - British author (d. 1964)
1907 – Hartland Molson - Canadian businessman & senator (d. 2002)
1911 – Armida - Mexican-American stage, vaudeville & film star (d. 1989)
1913 – Tony Zale - American boxer (d. 1997)
1914 – Stacy Keach, Sr. - American actor (d. 2003)
1915 – Karl Münchinger - German conductor (d. 1990)
1917 – John F. Kennedy - 35th President of the United States (d. 1963)
1920 – John Harsanyi - Hungarian-born economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2000)
1922 – Iannis Xenakis - Greek composer & architect, major contributor to musical modernism (d. 2001)
1924 – Lars Bo - Danish artist & writer (d. 1999)
1926 – Charles Denner - French actor (d. 1995)
1927 – Jean Coutu - Quebec businessman (Jean Coutu Group)
1929 – Harry Frankfurt - American philosopher
1932 – Richie Guerin - former basketball player
1932 – Paul R. Ehrlich - American biologist & author who founded the group Zero Population Growth
1933 – Helmuth Rilling - German conductor
1937 – Charles W. Pickering - American judge
1937 – Irmin Schmidt - German musician (Can)
1937 – Hibari Misora - Japanese singer (d. 1989)
1938 – Fay Vincent - baseball commissioner
1939 – Al Unser, Sr. - American race car driver
1940 – Farooq Leghari - President of Pakistan
1941 – Doug Scott - British mountaineer
1942 – Pierre Bourque - Former mayor of Montreal
1942 – Kevin Conway - American actor
1943 – Robert W. Edgar - Theologian
1945 – Gary Brooker - musician (Procol Harum)
1945 – Joyce Tenneson - American photographer
1946 – Fernando Buesa - Basque politician (d. 2000)
1947 – Gene Robinson - American ecclesiastic
1947 – Anthony Geary - American actor
1948 – Nick Mancuso - Italian-Canadian actor
1949 – Andrew Clements - American author
1949 – Brian Kidd - English footballer
1949 – Robert Axelrod - American actor
1950 – Rebbie Jackson - American musician
1951 – Peter Chernin - President of News Corporation
1953 – Danny Elfman - American musician (Oingo Boingo)
1953 – Aleksandr Abdulov - Russian actor (d. 2008)
1955 – John Hinckley, Jr. - American attempted assassin
1955 – Sut Jhally - Kenyan-born American educator
1955 – Ken Schrader - American race car driver
1956 – LaToya Jackson - American singer
1957 – Jeb Hensarling - Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas
1957 – Ted Levine - American actor
1958 – Annette Bening - American actress
1958 – Willem Holleeder - Dutch criminal
1959 – Rupert Everett - English actor
1959 – Adrian Paul - English actor
1960 – Carol Kirkwood - Scottish weather presenter
1960 – Neil Crone - Canadian actor
1961 – Melissa Etheridge - American musician
1962 – Eric Davis - American baseball player
1962 – John D. LeMay - American actor
1962 – Fandi Ahmad - Singapore footballer
1963 – Blaze Bayley - British singer (ex-Iron Maiden)
1963 – Tracey E. Bregman - American actress
1963 – Ukyo Katayama - Japanese racing driver
1963 – Lisa Whelchel - American actress
1964 – Howard Mills III - New York State politician
1967 – Noel Gallagher - English musician (former Oasis)
1967 – Mike Keane - Canadian hockey player
1967 – Iñaki Ochoa de Olza - Spanish mountaineer (d. 2008)
1968 – Tate George - American basketball player
1969 – Chan Kinchla - Canadian musician (Blues Traveler)
1970 – Natarsha Belling - Australian news presenter
1971 – Eric Lucas - Quebec professional boxer
1971 – Bernd Mayländer - Formula One Safety Car driver
1972 – Közi - Japanese visual kei artist
1972 – Stanislas Renoult - French singer
1972 – Bill Curley - American basketball player
1972 – Simon Jones - British musician (The Verve)
1973 – Anthony Azizi - American actor
1973 – Mark Lee - American musician (guitarist for Third Day)
1973 – Alpay Özalan - Turkish footballer
1974 – Myf Warhurst - Australian radio presenter on Triple J & TV personality
1974 – Marc Gené - Spanish Formula One driver
1974 – Stephen Larkham - Australian rugby player
1975 – Melanie Brown - English musician & actress (Spice Girls)
1975 – Daniel Tosh - American comedian
1975 – Anthony Wall - English golfer
1976 – David Buckner - American musician (Papa Roach)
1976 – Caçapa - Brazilian footballer
1976 – Jerry Hairston Jr. - American baseball player
1976 – Yūsuke Iseya - Japanese model & actor
1976 – Raef LaFrentz - American basketball player
1976 – Egor Titov - Russian footballer
1977 – Antonio Lebo-Lebo - Angolan footballer
1977 – Scott Allen - American figure skater
1977 – Massimo Ambrosini - Italian footballer
1977 – Danny Gerard - American actor
1978 – Pelle Almqvist - Swedish musician (The Hives)
1978 – Sébastien Grosjean - French tennis player
1978 – Lorenzo Odone - American patient (d. 2008)
1978 – Adam Rickitt - British actor
1979 – Brian Kendrick - American professional wrestler
1979 – Arne Friedrich - German football player
1979 – John Rheinecker - baseball player
1979 – Casey Sheehan - American soldier; son of Cindy Sheehan (d. 2004)
1979 – Ahmad Latiff Khamaruddin - Singapore footballer
1979 – Shweta Gulati - Indian television actress
1980 – Ernesto Farías - Argentine footballer
1981 – Andrei Arshavin - Russian footballer
1981 – Justin Chon - American actor
1982 – Ailyn - Spanish singer (Sirenia)
1982 – Ana Beatriz Barros - Brazilian model
1982 – Joanne Borgella - American model & singer
1982 – Anita Briem - Icelandic actress
1982 – Matt Macri - American baseball player
1983 – Joanna Higson - English actress
1984 – Carmelo Anthony - American basketball player
1986 – Jaslene Gonzalez - Puerto Rican/American fashion model
1986 – Hornswoggle - American professional wrestler
1986 – Valy - Iranian/German singer
1987 – Kelvin Maynard - Dutch footballer
1987 – Alessandra Torresani - American actress
1987 – Noah Reid - Canadian actor
1988 – Elysee De Luna - American Gangsta'
1989 – Riley Keough - American model
1991 – Kristen Alderson - American actress

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Friday, 28 May 2010

May 28 - Summary

May 28th Summary:

May 28 - Events

May 28th Details:
May 28th Events:
585 BC – Solar eclipse occurs - was predicted by Greek philosopher & scientist Thales, while Alyattes is battling Cyaxares in the Battle of the Eclipse.
1503 – James IV of Scotland & Margaret Tudor are married according to a Papal Bull by Pope Alexander VI.
1533 – Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, declares the marriage of King Henry VIII of England to Anne Boleyn valid.
1588 – The Spanish Armada, with 130 ships & ~ 30,000 men, starts to set sail from Lisbon heading for the English Channel.
1644 – Bolton Massacre - occurs by Royalist troops under the command of the Earl of Derby.
1754 – French & Indian War - first engagement of the war, in what is now Fayette County in southwestern Pennsylvania, Virginia militia under 22-year-old Lieutenant Colonel George Washington defeat a French reconnaissance party in the Battle of Jumonville Glen.
1830 – President Andrew Jackson signs the Indian Removal Act - leads to relocation of Native Americans.
1859 – Big Ben is drawn on a carriage from Whitechapel Bell Foundry to the Palace of Westminster.
1892 – John Muir organizes the Sierra Club in San Francisco, California.
1905 – Battle of Tsushima - concludes with the destruction of the Russian Baltic Fleet by Admiral Togo Heihachiro & the Imperial Japanese Navy.
1918 – Declaration of independence by the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic & the Democratic Republic of Armenia.
1926 – Coup d'état: Ditadura Nacional is established in Portugal to suppress the unrest of the First Republic.
1930 – Official opening of the Chrysler Building in New York City.
1934 – Dionne quintuplets are born to Oliva & Elzire Dionne - the 1st quintuplets to survive infancy.
1934 – Inauguration of the Glyndebourne festival in England.
1936 – Alan Turing submits for publication his paper on 'On Computable Numbers'.
1937 – Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
1940 – Belgium surrenders to Germany (World War II).
1940 – Norwegian, French, Polish & British forces recapture Narvik in Norway (World War II).
1952 – Greek women are given the right to vote.
1955 – Henry Bolte becomes Premier of the state of Victoria in Australia.
1964 – Palestine Liberation Organization is formed.
1970 – United Free University of Brussels officially splits into two separate entities, the French-speaking Université Libre de Bruxelles & the Dutch-speaking Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
1974 – Sunningdale Agreement collapses following a general strike by loyalists (Northern Ireland's power-sharing).
1975 – Signing of the Treaty of Lagos, creating the Economic Community of West African States.
1978 – Presidential elections in Upper Volta are won by the sitting president Sangoulé Lamizana.
1979 – Accession of Greece with the European Economic Community is signed by Constantine Karamanlis.
1982 – British forces defeat the Argentines at the Battle of Goose Green (Falklands War).
1987 – West German pilot Mathias Rust evades Soviet Union air defenses & lands a private plane in the Red Square in Moscow.
1991 – Capital city of Addis Ababa falls to the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front.
1993 – Eritrea & Monaco join the United Nations.
1998 – Pakistan responds to nuclear tests by India with tests of its own.
1999 – Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece The Last Supper is put back on display, in Milan, Italy.
2002 – NATO declares Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance.
2002 – Mars Odyssey finds signs of large ice deposits on the planet Mars.
2003 – Peter Hollingworth is the first Governor-General of Australia to resign his office following criticism of his conduct.
2004 – Ayad Allawi, ananti-Saddam Hussein exile, is selected as prime minister of Iraq's interim government.
2008 – Formally declaration of Nepal as a republic, ending the 240-year reign of the Shah dynasty.

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May 28 - Deaths

May 28th Details:
May 28th Deaths:
576 – Saint Germain of Paris - French bishop (b. 496)
1357 – King Afonso IV of Portugal (b. 1291)
1556 – Saitō Dōsan - Japanese daimyo (b. 1494)
1672 – John Trevor - English politician (b. 1626)
1747 – Luc de Clapiers - marquis de Vauvenargues, French writer (b. 1715)
1750 – Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (b. 1720)
1787 – Leopold Mozart - Austrian composer (b. 1719)
1805 – Luigi Boccherini - Italian composer (b. 1743)
1808 – Richard Hurd - English Bishop of Worcester & writer (b. 1720)
1811 – Henry Dundas - Scottish politician (b. 1742)
1816 – Ras Wolde Selassie - Ethiopian warlord (b. c. 1745)
1828 – Daikokuya Kōdayū - Japanese castaway (b. 1751)
1843 – Noah Webster - American writer & lexicographer (b. 1758)
1849 – Anne Brontë - English novelist & poet (b. 1820)
1864 – Simion Bărnuţiu - Romanian philosopher & politician (b. 1808)
1878 – John Russell - 1st Earl Russell, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1792)
1916 – Ivan Franko - Ukrainian writer (b. 1856)
1927 – Boris Kustodiev - Russian painter (b. 1878)
1937 – Alfred Adler - Austrian psychologist (b. 1870)
1940 – Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse (b. 1868)
1947 – August Eigruber - Austrian war criminal (b. 1907)
1948 – Unity Mitford - English fascist sympathizer (b. 1914)
1953 – Hori Tatsuo - Japanese writer (b. 1904)
1968 – Fyodor Matveyevich Okhlopkov - Soviet sniper (b. 1908)
1971 – Audie Murphy - American actor & war hero (b. 1924)
1971 – Jean Vilar - French actor (b. 1912)
1972 – King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom (b. 1894)
1975 – Ezzard Charles - American heavyweight boxing champion (b. 1921)
1976 – Steffan Danielsen - Faroese painter (b. 1922)
1978 – Arthur Brough - English actor (b. 1905)
1980 – Rolf Nevanlinna - Finnish mathematician (b. 1895)
1981 – Stefan Wyszyński - Polish Cardinal Archbishop of Warsaw (b. 1901)
1981 – Mary Lou Williams - American singer (b. 1910)
1982 – Lt Col H. Jones VC - British army officer (b. 1940)
1983 – Erastus Corning 2nd - American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (b. 1909)
1984 – Eric Morecambe - British comedian (Morecambe & Wise) (b. 1926)
1988 – Sy Oliver - American jazz trumpeter, composer & bandleader (b. 1910)
1993 – Billy Conn - American boxer & actor (b. 1917)
1994 – Julius Boros - American golfer (b. 1920)
1994 – Ely Jacques Kahn, Jr. - American writer (b. 1916)
1998 – Phil Hartman - Canadian actor & comedian (b. 1948)
2001 – Francisco Varela - Chilean biologist & philosopher (b. 1946)
2001 – Joe Moakley - Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts (b. 1927)
2001 – Francis Bebey - Cameroonian-born French musician & novelist (b. 1929)
2002 – Jean Berger - German composer (b. 1909)
2003 – Oleg Makarov - Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1933)
2003 – Ilya Prigogine - Russian-born Belgian physical chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)
2003 – Martha Scott - American actress (b. 1912)
2004 – Umberto Agnelli - Italian automobile executive (b. 1934)
2004 – Francis Brunn - German juggler (b. 1922)
2006 – Thorleif Schjelderup - Norwegian author & ski jumper (b. 1920)
2007 – Marquise Hill - American football player (b. 1982)
2007 – David Lane - American white nationalist (b. 1938)
2007 – Toshikatsu Matsuoka - Japanese politician (b. 1945)
2008 – Robert Justman - American television producer (b. 1926)
2010 – Gary Coleman - American Actor (b. 1968)

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May 28 - Births

May 28th Details:
May 28th Births:
1140 – Xin Qiji - Chinese poet (d. 1207)
1371 – John the Fearless - Duke of Burgundy (d. 1419)
1524 – Selim II - Ottoman Sultan (d. 1574)
1582 – William Fiennes - 1st Viscount Saye & Sele, English statesman (d. 1662)
1588 – Pierre Seguier - Chancellor of France (d. 1672)
1641 – Janez Vajkard Valvasor - Slovenian polymath (d. 1693)
1660 – King George I of Great Britain (d. 1727)
1676 – Jacopo Riccati - Italian mathematician (d. 1754)
1692 – Joseph Butler - English philosopher (d. 1752)
1738 – Joseph-Ignace Guillotin - French physician (d. 1814)
1759 – William Pitt the Younger - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1806)
1779 – Thomas Moore - Irish poet (d. 1852)
1807 – Louis Agassiz - Swiss-born zoologist & geologist (d. 1873)
1818 – P.G.T. Beauregard - American Confederate general (d. 1893)
1836 – Alexander Mitscherlich - German chemist (d. 1918)
1837 – George Ashlin - Irish architect (d. 1921)
1837 – Tony Pastor - American vaudeville performer (d. 1908)
1853 – Carl Larsson - Swedish painter (d. 1919)
1858 – Carl Rickard Nyberg - Swedish inventor (d. 1939)
1872 – Marian Smoluchowski - Polish physicist (d. 1917)
1878 – Paul Pelliot - French sinologist (d. 1945)
1879 – Milutin Milanković - Serbian geophysicist (d. 1958)
1883 – Vinayak Damodar Savarkar - Indian revolutionary & politician (d. 1966)
1883 – Clough Williams-Ellis - Welsh architect (d. 1978)
1884 – Edvard Beneš - Czech politician (d. 1948)
1886 – Santo Trafficante - Sr. - Sicilian-born American mobster (d. 1954)
1888 – Jim Thorpe/Wa-Tho-Huk - American pentathlete, decathlete, fotball, baseball & basketball player (d. 1953)
1888 – Kaarel Eenpalu - Estonian Prime Minister (d. 1942)
1889 – Richard Réti - Austrian-Czech chess grandmaster (d. 1929)
1892 – Sepp Dietrich - German SS officer (d. 1966)
1900 – Tommy Ladnier - American musician (d. 1939)
1908 – Ian Fleming - English author (d. 1964)
1909 – Red Horner - Canadian hockey player (d. 2005)
1910 – T-Bone Walker - American singer (d. 1975)
1910 – Lady Rachel Kempson - English actress (d. 2003)
1911 – Thora Hird - British actress (d. 2003)
1911 – Fritz Hochwälder - Austrian playwright (d. 1986)
1912 – Patrick White - Australian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1990)
1912 – Herman Johannes - Indonesian scientist & politician (d. 1992)
1914 – W. G. G. Duncan Smith - British World War II pilot (d. 1996)
1915 – Joseph Greenberg - American linguist (d. 2001)
1916 – Walker Percy - American author (d. 1990)
1917 – Papa John Creech - American fiddler (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna) (d. 1994)
1918 – Johnny Wayne - Canadian comedian (Wayne & Shuster) (d. 1990)
1921 – Heinz G. Konsalik - German novelist (d. 1999)
1922 – Lou Duva - American boxing trainer
1923 – György Ligeti - Hungarian composer (d. 2006)
1923 – Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao - Indian actor & politician (d. 1998)
1925 – Bülent Ecevit - Prime Minister of Turkey (d. 2006)
1925 – Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - German baritone
1928 – Jack Kevorkian - Former American pathologist & right-to-die advocate
1931 – Carroll Baker - American actress
1934 – Annette Dionne - Dionne quintuplets
1934 – Cecile Dionne - Dionne quintuplets
1934 – Emilie Dionne - Dionne quintuplets (d. 1954)
1934 – Marie Dionne - Dionne quintuplets (d. 1970)
1934 – Yvonne Dionne - Dionne quintuplets(d. 2001)
1936 – Betty Shabazz - American civil rights activist (d. 1997)
1936 – Claude Forget - French-Canadian politician
1938 – Jerry West - American basketball player
1938 – Prince Buster - Jamaican ska & rocksteady musician
1940 – Shlomo Riskin - American rabbi, founder of the Lincoln Square Synagogue
1941 – Beth Howland - American actress
1942 – Stanley B. Prusiner - American neurologist, Nobel Prize laureate
1943 – Terry Crisp - Canadian hockey coach
1943 – Elena Souliotis - Greek soprano (d. 2004)
1944 – Rudy Giuliani - 107th Mayor of New York City
1944 – Gladys Knight - American R&B & soul singer & actress
1944 – Patricia Quinn - Northern Irish actress
1944 – Gary Stewart - American singer (d. 2003)
1944 – Billy Vera - American actor & singer-songwriter
1944 – Faith Brown - British actress
1945 – John Fogerty - American singer, songwriter & guitarist (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
1945 – Hunter "Patch" Adams - American physician & social activist
1945 – John N. Bambacus - American politician
1946 – Satchidanandan - Indian poet
1946 – Skip Jutze - American baseball player
1947 – Sondra Locke - American actress
1947 – Zahi Hawass - Egyptian egyptologist
1947 – Lynn Johnston - Canadian cartoonist
1949 – Wendy O. Williams - American vocalist (Plasmatics) (d. 1998)
1950 – Ian Bradley - British writer & academic
1950 – Kamala - American professional wrestler
1952 – Russell J. Wintner - American film executive
1953 – Arto Lindsay - American guitarist & singer
1954 – John Tory - Canadian politician
1954 – Townsend Coleman - American voice actor
1954 – Youri Egorov - Soviet classical pianist (d. 1988)
1955 – John McGeoch - Scottish guitarist (Siouxsie & the Banshees, Public Image Ltd.) (d. 2004)
1955 – Mark Howe - American ice hockey player
1956 – Julie Peasgood - British actress
1956 – Jerry Douglas - American dobro player
1956 – Markus Höttinger - Austrian racing driver (d. 1980)
1957 – Kirk Gibson - American baseball player
1957 – Ben Howland - American college basketball coach
1957 – Colin Barnes - English footballer
1959 – John Morgan - British etiquette expert (d. 2000)
1960 – Mark Sanford - 115th Governor of South Carolina & Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina
1962 – Roland Gift - English singer (Fine Young Cannibals)
1962 – Brandon Cruz - American actor
1962 – James Michael Tyler - American actor
1963 – Houman Younessi - Iranian-born scientist
1963 – Michelle Collins - British actress
1963 – Gavin Harrison - British drummer (Porcupine Tree)
1964 – Jeff Fenech - Australian boxer
1964 – Armen Gilliam - American basketball player
1964 – Christa Miller - American actress
1964 – David Baddiel - British comedian & television presenter
1964 – Phil Vassar - American country singer
1965 – Chris Ballew - American bassist (The Presidents of the United States of America)
1967 – Glen Rice - American basketball player
1968 – Kylie Minogue - Australian actress & singer
1969 – Mike DiFelice - American baseball player
1969 – Justin Kirk - American actor
1970 – Morgan Fox - Canadian model & 1990 Playboy playmate
1970 – Jimi Goodwin - British bassist, vocalist & guitarist (Doves)
1970 – Ian Cashmore - English actor & paranormal investigator
1970 – Glenn Quinn - Irish actor (d. 2002)
1970 – Bobby Bognar - American singer (The Piper Downs)
1971 – Isabelle Carré - French actress
1971 – Ekaterina Gordeeva - Russian figure skater
1971 – Monika Schnarre - Canadian model
1972 – Michael Boogerd - Dutch cyclist
1972 – Kate Ashfield - British actress
1972 – Doriva - Brazilian footballer
1974 – Alicia Minshew - American actress
1975 – Charmaine Sheh - Hong Kong actress
1976 – Roberto Goretti - Italian footballer
1976 – Glenn Morrison - Australian rugby league player
1976 – Alexei Nemov - Russian gymnast
1976 – Liam O'Brien - American voice actor
1977 – Jeremy Borash - American professional wrestling announcer
1977 – Elisabeth Hasselbeck - American television panelist (The View)
1979 – Jesse Bradford - American actor
1979 – Ronald Curry - American football player
1979 – Joeri Jansen - Belgian athlete
1979 – Monica Keena - American actress
1980 – Mark Feehily - Irish vocalist (Westlife)
1980 – Miguel Pérez - Spanish footballer
1981 – Daniel Cabrera - Dominican baseball player
1981 – Eric Ghiaciuc - American football player
1981 – Adam Green - American singer-songwriter
1981 – Aaron Schock - American politician
1982 – Alexa Davalos - American actress
1982 – Jhonny Peralta - Dominican baseball player
1982 – Desiree del Valle - Filipino actress
1983 – Steve Cronin - American footballer
1983 – Toby Hemingway - British actor
1983 – Humberto Sanchez - Dominican baseball player
1984 – Beth Allen - New Zealand actress
1985 – Colbie Caillat - American singer-songwriter
1985 – Carey Mulligan - British actress
1985 – Konstantinos Mendrinos - Greek footballer
1986 – Berrick Barnes - Australian rugby player
1986 – Joseph Cross - American actor
1986 – Charles N'Zogbia - French footballer
1986 – Michael Oher - American football player
1988 – Percy Harvin - American football player
1988 – David Perron - Canadian ice hockey player

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Thursday, 27 May 2010

May 27 - Summary

May 27th Summary:

May 27 - Events

May 27th Details:
May 27th Events:
893 – Crowning of Emperor of the first Bulgarian empire - Simeon I of Bulgaria.
927 – Battle of the Bosnian Highlands - the Croatian army, led by King Tomislav, defeats the Bulgarian Army.
1120 – Richard III of Capua is anointed as Prince - within 2 weeks he was dead.
1153 – Malcolm IV becomes King of Scotland.
1328 – Philip VI is crowned King of France.
1703 – City of Saint Petersburg is founded by Tsar Peter the Great.
1798 – Battle of Oulart Hill - in Wexford, Ireland.
1812 – Battle of La Coronilla, in which the women from Cochabamba, Bolivia, fight against the Spanish army (Bolivian War of Independence).
1813 – War of 1812 - American forces capture Fort George, in Canada.
1849 – Opening of the Great Hall of Euston station in London.
1860 – Giuseppe Garibaldi begins his attack on Palermo, Sicily, as part of the Italian Unification.
1863 – First Assault on the Confederate works at the Siege of Port Hudson (American Civil War).
1883 – Alexander III is crowned Tsar of Russia.
1895 – Oscar Wilde is imprisoned for sodomy.
1905 – The Battle of Tsushima begins (Russo-Japanese War).
1907 – Bubonic plague breaks out in San Francisco, California.
1919 – The NC-4 aircraft completes the first transatlantic flight, arriving in Lisbon.
1927 – Ford Motor Company ceases manufacture of the Ford Model T - retools plants to make the Ford Model A.
1930 – The Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens for the first time to the public.
1933 – The U.S. Federal Securities Act is signed into law requiring the registration of securities with the Federal Trade Commission.
1933 – The cartoon The Three Little Pigs is released by the Walt Disney Company, including the song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?"
1933 – The Century of Progress World's Fair opens in Chicago, Illinois.
1937 – Golden Gate Bridge, in San Francisco, opens to pedestrian traffic.
1940 – Le Paradis massacre, Royal Norfolk Regiment unit soldiers are shot after surrendering to German troops (World War II).
1941 – German battleship Bismarck is sunk in the North Atlantic (World War II).
1942 – Operation Anthropoid - Reinhard Heydrich is assassinated in Prague (World War II).
1958 – The F-4 Phantom II makes its first flight.
1960 – A military coup, in Turkey, removes President Celal Bayar & his democratic government from office.
1962 – The start of the Centralia, Pennsylvania mine fire.
1965 – American warships begin 1st bombardment of National Liberation Front targets within South Vietnam (Vietnam War).
1968 – Meeting of the Union Nationale des Étudiants de France (National Union of the Students of France) takes place in the Stade Sebastien Charlety.
1971 – Dahlerau train disaster - worst railway accident in West Germany, near Wuppertal.
1975 – Dibble's Bridge coach crash near Grassington, North Yorkshire, England.
1980 – Gwangju Massacre - South Korean troops retake the city of Gwangju from civil militias.
1995 – Actor Christopher Reeve is paralyzed from the neck down after falling from his horse in a riding competition, in Culpeper, Virginia.
1996 – Russian President Boris Yeltsin meets Chechnyan rebels & negotiates a cease-fire (First Chechnya War).
1998 – Michael Fortier is sentenced to 12 years in prison for failing to warn authorities about the Oklahoma City bombing plot.
1999 – Slobodan Milošević & 4 others are indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands for war crimes & crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo.
2006 – May 2006 Java earthquake strikes at Bantul & the city of Yogyakarta killing over 6,600 people.


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May 27 - Deaths

May 27th Details:
May 27th Deaths:
366 – Procopius - Roman usurper (b. 326)
735 – The Venerable Bede - English historian & theologian (b. 672 or 673)
866 – King Ordoño I of Asturias (b. 831)
927 – Tsar Simeon I of Bulgaria (b. 864 or 865)
1039 – Dirk III - Count of Holland (b. between 981 & 989)
1444 – John Beaufort - 1st Duke of Somerset, English military leader (b. 1404)
1508 – Ludovico Sforza - Duke of Milan (b. 1452)
1525 – Thomas Müntzer - German rebel leader (b. c. 1488)
1541 – Margaret Pole - 8th Countess of Salisbury (b. 1473)
1564 – John Calvin - French religious reformer (b. 1509)
1610 – François Ravaillac - French assassin of Henry IV of France (b. 1578)
1615 – Marguerite de Valois - Queen of Henry IV of France (b. 1553)
1661 – Archibald Campbell - Scottish religious dissident (b. 1607)
1675 – Gaspard Dughet - French painter (b. 1613)
1690 – Giovanni Legrenzi - Italian composer (b. 1626)
1702 – Dominique Bouhours - French essayist & critic (b. 1628)
1707 – Marquise de Montespan - French mistress of Louis XIV of France (b. 1640)
1781 – Giovanni Battista Beccaria - Italian physicist (b. 1716)
1797 – François-Noël Babeuf - French revolutionary (b. 1760)
1831 – Jedediah Smith - American explorer (b. 1799)
1840 – Niccolò Paganini - Italian violinist & composer (b. 1782)
1896 – Aleksandr Grigorievich Stoletov - Russian physicist (b. 1839)
1910 – Robert Koch - German physician - Nobel laureate (b. 1843)
1919 – Kandukuri Veeresalingam - Indian social activist (b. 1848)
1926 – Srečko Kosovel - Slovenian poet (b. 1904)
1941 – Gunther Lutjens - German admiral, died in sinking of the German battleship Bismarck (b. 1889)
1941 – Ernst Lindemann - German captain, died in sinking of the German battleship Bismarck (b. 1894)
1945 – Enno Lolling - German SS-Standartenführer died by suicide (b. 1888)
1947 – Ed Konetchy - American baseball player (b. 1885)
1949 – Robert Ripley - American cartoonist (Ripley's Believe It or Not!) (b. 1890)
1953 – Jesse Burkett - American baseball player (b. 1868)
1960 – James Montgomery Flagg - American illustrator (b. 1877)
1963 – Gregoris Lambrakis - Greek physician & politician (b. 1912)
1964 – Jawaharlal Nehru - Indian politician (b. 1889)
1967 – Ernst Niekisch - German politician (b. 1889)
1969 – Jeffrey Hunter - American actor (b. 1926)
1973 – P.Ramlee - Malaysian actor - singer & songwriter (b. 1922)
1984 – Vincent James McMahon - U.S. professional wrestling promoter. (b. 1914)
1986 – Isma'il Raji' al-Faruqi - Palestinian-born philosopher (b. 1921)
1987 – John Howard Northrop - American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1891)
1989 – Arseny Tarkovsky - Russian poet (b. 1907)
1990 – Robert B. Meyner - 44th Governor of New Jersey (b. 1908)
1991 – Leopold Nowak - Austrian musicologist (b. 1904)
1992 – Uncle Charlie Osborne - American fiddler (b. 1890)
1993 – Mary Philbin - American actress (b. 1903)
1993 – Werner Stocker - German actor (b. 1955)
2000 – Sir Crawford Murray MacLehose - Scottish statesman, 25th Governor of Hong Kong (b. 1917)
2000 – Maurice Richard - Canadian hockey player (b. 1921)
2000 – Kazimierz Leski - Polish engineer, fighter pilot, intelligence & counter-intelligence officer (b. 1912)
2001 – Ramon Bieri - American actor (b. 1929)
2003 – Luciano Berio - Italian composer (b. 1925)
2006 – Craig Heyward - American football player (b. 1966)
2006 – Paul Gleason - American actor (b. 1939)
2006 – Alex Toth - American cartoonist (b. 1928)
2006 – Rob Borsellino - American columnist (b. 1949)
2006 – Oduvil Unnikrishnan - Indian actor (b. 1944)
2007 – Izumi Sakai - Japanese singer (Zard) (b. 1967)
2007 – Ed Yost - American inventor (b. 1919)
2007 – Gretchen Wyler - American actress (b. 1932)
2008 – Franz Künstler - last remaining Austro-Hungarian Empire World War I veteran (b. 1900)
2009 – Thomas Franck - American lawyer (b. 1931)
2009 – Sir Clive Grainger - British economist & Nobel Prize winner (b. 1934)
2009 – Abram Hoffer - Canadian Orthomolecular psychiatrist (b. 1917)
2009 – Gérard Jean-Juste - Roman Catholic priest & Haitian political activist (b. 1946)
2009 – Carol Anne O'Marie - American Roman Catholic nun & mystery novelist (b. 1933)
2009 – Sir William Refshauge - Australian public health administrator (b. 1913)
2009 – Paul Sharratt - British-born American television producer (b. 1933)


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May 27 - Births

May 27th Details:
May 27th Births:
1332 – Ibn Khaldun - Arab historian (d. 1406)
1519 – Girolamo Mei - Italian historian (d. 1594)
1576 – Caspar Schoppe - German scholar (d. 1649)
1601 – Antoine Daniel - French Jesuit missionary & martyr (d. 1648)
1623 – William Petty - English scientist & philosopher (d. 1687)
1626 – William II - Prince of Orange (d. 1650)
1651 – Louis-Antoine - Cardinal de Noailles, French cardinal (d. 1729)
1652 – Liselotte von der Pfalz - Duchess of Orléans (d. 1722)
1738 – Nathaniel Gorham - 8th President of the United States in Congress Assembled (d. 1796)
1756 – King Maximilian I of Bavaria (d. 1825)
1794 – Cornelius Vanderbilt - American entrepreneur (d. 1877)
1818 – Amelia Bloomer - American suffragette (d. 1894)
1819 – Julia Ward Howe - American poet (The Battle Hymn of the Republic) (d. 1910)
1820 – Mathilde Bonaparte - French princess & socialite (d. 1904)
1827 – Samuel F. Miller - New York representative to the U.S. House of Representatives (d. 1892)
1836 – Jay Gould - American financier (d. 1892)
1837 – Wild Bill Hickok - American gunfighter (d. 1876)
1837 – Ivan Kramskoi - Russian painter (d. 1887)
1860 – Manuel Teixeira Gomes - 7th President of Portugal (d. 1941)
1864 – Ante Trumbić - Croatian politician (d. 1938)
1867 – Arnold Bennett - British novelist (d. 1931)
1871 – Georges Rouault - French painter & graphic artist (d. 1958)
1876 – Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski - Polish writer (d. 1945)
1876 – Sir William Stanier - British railway engineer (d. 1965)
1879 – Karl Bühler - German linguist & psychologist (d. 1963)
1879 – Hans Lammers - German SS officer (d. 1962)
1884 – Max Brod - Czech-born writer, literary executor of Franz Kafka (d. 1968)
1888 – Louis Durey - French composer (d. 1979)
1891 – Claude Champagne - French-Canadian composer (d. 1965)
1893 – Hermann Dörnemann - German supercentenarian (d. 2005)
1894 – Louis-Ferdinand Céline - French writer (d. 1961)
1894 – Dashiell Hammett - American author (d. 1961)
1897 – John Cockcroft - British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)
1900 – Uładzimir Zylka - Belarusian poet (d. 1933)
1904 – Chuhei Nambu - Japanese athlete (d. 1997)
1906 – Antonio Rosario Mennonna - Italian Catholic bishop (d. 2009)
1907 – Nicolas Calas - Greek-American poet & art critic (d. 1988)
1907 – Rachel Carson - American biologist & science writer (d. 1964)
1909 – Dolores Hope - American singer & philanthropist
1911 – Hubert H. Humphrey - 38th Vice President of the United States & Senator from Minnesota (d. 1978)
1911 – Teddy Kollek - Austrian-born Israeli politician (d. 2007)
1911 – Vincent Price - American actor (d. 1993)
1912 – John Cheever - American author (d. 1982)
1912 – Sam Snead - American golfer (d. 2002)
1912 – Terry Moore - American baseball player (d. 1995)
1913 – Wols - German painter (d. 1951)
1915 – Esther Soré - Chilean musician (d. 1996)
1915 – Herman Wouk - American writer
1918 – Yasuhiro Nakasone - Japanese politician
1921 – Caryl Chessman - American robber & rapist (d. 1960)
1922 – Christopher Lee - English actor
1923 – Henry Kissinger - 56th United States Secretary of State, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
1923 – Sumner Redstone - American entrepreneur
1925 – Tony Hillerman - American writer (d. 2008)
1930 – John Barth - American novelist
1930 – William S. Sessions - 8th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
1933 – Manfred Sommer - Spanish comic artist (d. 2007)
1933 – Ted Rogers - Canadian entrepreneur (d. 2008)
1934 – Harlan Ellison - American author
1935 – Lee Meriwether - Miss America (1955) & actress
1935 – Ramsey Lewis - American pianist
1935 – Mal Evans - British road manager of The Beatles (d. 1976)
1936 – Louis Gossett Jr. - American actor
1936 – Marcel Masse - Canadian politician
1937 – Allan Carr - American film producer & writer (d. 1999)
1939 – Socratis Kokkalis - Greek businessman
1942 – Lee Baca - American law enforcement official
1943 – Cilla Black - English singer & presenter
1943 – Bruce Weitz - American actor
1944 – Christopher Dodd - American politician, senior Senator from Connecticut
1944 – Alain Souchon - French singer & songwriter
1945 – Bruce Cockburn - Canadian musician
1946 – Lewis Collins - English actor
1946 – Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - Danish jazz bassist (d. 2005)
1947 – Branko Oblak - Slovenian footballer
1948 – Wubbo de Boer - Dutch civil servant
1951 – Ana Belén - Spanish singer & actress
1954 – Pauline Hanson - Australian politician
1954 – Jackie Slater - American football player
1955 – Richard Schiff - American actor
1955 – Eric Bischoff - American professional wrestling promoter
1956 – Cynthia McFadden - American television anchor
1957 – Siouxsie Sioux - English musician (Siouxsie & the Banshees)
1957 – Duncan Goodhew - English Olympic swimmer, 1980 gold medalist
1958 – Neil Finn - New Zealand singer & songwriter (Split Enz, Crowded House)
1958 – Linnea Quigley - American actress
1961 – Peri Gilpin - American actress
1962 – Ray Borner - Australian basketball player
1962 – Steven Brill - American film writer & director
1964 – Adam Carolla - American comedian & television personality
1965 – Todd Bridges - American actor
1965 – Pat Cash - Australian tennis player
1967 – Paul Gascoigne - English footballer
1968 – Jeff Bagwell - American baseball player
1968 – Frank Thomas - American baseball player
1969 – Jeremy Mayfield - American race car driver
1969 – Dondre Whitfield - American actor
1969 – Todd Hundley - American baseball player
1970 – Tim Farron - British politician
1970 – Joseph Fiennes - English actor
1970 – Michele Bartoli - Italian cyclist
1970 – Cherry Pie Picache - Filipino actress
1971 – Paul Bettany - English actor
1971 – Monika Schnarre - Canadian model & actress
1971 – Mathew Batsiua - Nauruan politician
1971 – Wayne Carey - Australian rules footballer
1971 – Kaur Kender - Estonian author
1971 – Lee Sharpe - English Footballer
1971 – Glenn Ross - Northern Irish strongman
1971 – Lisa Lopes - American singer (TLC) (d. 2002)
1972 – Ivete Sangalo - Brazilian singer
1972 – Todd Demsey - American golfer
1973 – Jack McBrayer - American actor & comedian
1973 – Tana Umaga - New Zealand rugby union player
1974 – Derek Webb - American singer & songwriter (Caedmon's Call)
1974 – Danny Wuerffel - American football player
1975 – André 3000 - American rapper (OutKast)
1975 – Michael Hussey - Australian cricketer
1975 – Jadakiss - American rapper (D-Block)
1975 – Jamie Oliver - English chef & television personality
1976 – Anita Blond - Hungarian pornographic actress
1976 – RJD2 - American hip-hop producer
1977 – Abderrahmane Hammad - Algerian athlete
1977 – Mahela Jayawardene - Sri Lankan cricketer
1977 – Tommie van der Leegte - Dutch footballer
1978 – Adin Brown - American footballer
1979 – Mile Sterjovski - Australian footballer
1979 – Stuart Manning - British actor
1980 – Craig Buntin - Canadian figure skater
1981 – Özgür Çevik - Turkish singer & actor
1981 – Fivos Constantinou - Cypriot distance & cross country runner
1981 – Johan Elmander - Swedish footballer
1981 – David Mauro - American painter
1981 – Miloy - Angolan footballer
1982 – Nattie Neidhart - Canadian professional wrestler
1983 – Bobby Convey - American footballer
1984 – Blake Ahearn - American basketball player
1984 – Kalle Spjuth - Swedish bandy player
1985 – Chiang Chien-ming - Taiwanese baseball player
1986 – Conor Cummins - Manx motorbike racer
1986 – Timo Descamps - Flemish actor & singer
1990 – Ekaterina Zaikina - Russian figure skater
1990 – Chris Colfer - American actor
1990 – Danny McKinnon - Canadian actor

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Wednesday, 26 May 2010

May 26 - Summary

May 26th Summary:

May 26 - Events

May 26th Details:
May 26th Events:
451 – Battle of Avarayr - Armenian rebels vrs the Sassanid Empire takes place.
1135 – Alfonso VII of León & Castile is crowned in the Cathedral of Leon as Imperator totius Hispaniae, "Emperor of All the Spains".
1293 – Kamakura earthquake 1293 - strikes Kanagawa, Japan, killing ~ 30,000.
1328 – William of Ockham, Franciscan Minister-General Michael of Cesena & two other Franciscan leaders leave Avignon because of fear that Pope John XXII might decree a death sentence.
1538 – John Calvin & his followers are expelled from the city of Geneva.
1637 – Pequot War - combined Protestant & Mohegan force under English Captain John Mason attacks a Pequot village in Connecticut.
1647 – The first person executed as a witch in the American colonies is Alse Young - she is hanged in Hartford, Connecticut.
1670 – Charles II of Great Britain & Louis XIV of France sign the Secret Treaty of Dover, in Dover, England.
1736 – Battle of Ackia - near present-day Tupelo, Mississippi.
1770 – The Orlov Revolt - attempt to revolt against the Ottoman Empire before the Greek War of Independence.
1783 – The end of the American Revolution is celebrated at Great Jubilee Day which is held in Trumbull, Connecticut.
1805 – Napoléon Bonaparte assumes the title of King of Italy & is crowned in the Duomo di Milano (gothic cathedral in Milan).
1822 – Grue Church fire disaster - largest fire disaster in Norway's history.
1828 – Feral child Kaspar Hauser is discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg.
1830 – The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. Congress.
1857 – Dred Scott is emancipated by the Blow family, his original owners.
1864 – Montana is organized as a United States territory.
1865 – Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith is the last general of the Confederate Army to surrender, at Galveston, Texas (American Civil War).
1868 – U.S. President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial of ends with Johnson being found not guilty by one vote.
1869 – The Commonwealth of Massachusetts charters Boston University.
1879 – Treaty of Gandamak - signed by Russia & the United Kingdom - establishes an Afghan state.
1889 – First Eiffel Tower elevator to the public.
1896 – Nicholas II becomes Tsar of Russia.
1896 – First edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average is published by Charles Dow.
1906 – Vauxhall Bridge is opened in London.
1908 – First major commercial oil strike in the Middle East is made at Masjed Soleyman in southwest Persia.
1918 – Battle of Sardarapat - Armenia defeats the Ottoman Army.
1918 – The Democratic Republic of Georgia is established.
1928 – First motion picture is projected publicly in Athens, Greece.
1940 – Battle of Dunkirk – Allied forces begin a large scale evacuation from Dunkirk, France (World War II).
1942 – Battle of Bir Hakeim takes place (World War II).
1948 – Public Law 557 is passed by the U.S. Congress - permanently establishes the Civil Air Patrol.
1966 – British Guiana gains independence to become Guyana.
1969 – Apollo 10 returns to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the upcoming 1st manned moon landing (Apollo program).
1972 – Establishment of Willandra National Park in Australia.
1972 – Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty is signed by the United States & the Soviet Union.
1981 – Prime Minister of Italy Arnaldo Forlani & his cabinet resign following a scandal over membership of the pseudo-masonic lodge P2.
1986 – The European flag is adopted by the European Community.
1991 – The first democratically elected President of the Republic of Georgia, in the post-Soviet era, is Zviad Gamsakhurdia.
1992 – Charles Geschke, co-founder of Adobe Systems, Inc. is kidnapped at gunpoint from the Adobe parking lot in Mountain View, California.
1998 – Ellis Island, the gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York according to a Supreme Court ruling.
2004 – Terry Nichols is found guilty of state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.
2006 – The massive May 2006 Java earthquake occurs.

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