Heights Events in History

2014 Event - The U.N. will remove peacekeepers from the Syrian side of Golan Heights after the recent capture and release of 45 U.N. troops from Fiji by Syrian rebel forces; the U.N. has worked in the area for 40 years to keep peace between Syria and Israel

2014 Event - With help from Qatar officials, 45 U.N. peacekeepers from Fiji have been freed by their Syrian rebel captors; the troops were taken hostage two weeks ago after the rebels overtook the Syrian-controlled part of Golan Heights from government troops

2012 Event - According to Israel's military chief, the country is preparing for a increase of Syrian refugees into Golan Heights

2009 Death - Hugh Leonard, writer, winner, Jacob's Award, for 'Wuthering Heights', wrote Sunday Independent column 'The Curmudgeon', dies at age 82

1997 Event - Lemrick Nelson found guilty in the fatal stabbing on Hasidic Jew Yankel Rosenbaum in Crown Heights Brooklyn in 1991

1986 Death - Averell Harriman, statesman, dies in Yorktown Heights, New York at 94

1981 Event - Israel annexes Golan Heights (seized from Syria in war of 1967)

1975 Death - Patricia Doyle, actress (Wuthering Heights), dies at 60

1974 Event - Israel and Syria sign an agreement concerning Golan Heights

1972 Birthday - Derian Hatcher, Sterling Heights, Michigan, NHL defenseman for the Dallas Stars

1971 Birthday - Amy Peistrup-Matthews, born in Arlington Heights, Illinois, WPVA, Old Orchard-17-1995

1971 Birthday - Linda Wild, Arlington Heights, Illinois, tennis star, 1993 Melbourne Open

1970 Birthday - Jennifer Connelly, born in Brooklyn Heights, New York, actress, Labyrinth, Rocketeer

1969 Birthday - Jamie Walters, born in Boston, Massachusetts, actor, singer, record producer, appeared on Beverly Hills, 90210, the Heights, song, 'How Do You Talk To An Angel' hit number 1 on Billboard Hot 100

1969 Birthday - Mark Sohn, born in Arlington Heights, Illinois, gymnast 1996 Olympics

1969 Birthday - Dan Wilson, born in Arlington Heights, Illinois, catcher for the Seattle Mariners

1966 Birthday - Blaise Rhodes, born in Berwyn Heights, Maryland, canoe alternate for 1996 Olympics

1965 Birthday - Todd Krygier, Chicago Heights, NHL left wing, Anaheim, Washington

1961 Birthday - Davis Daniel, born in Arlington Heights Illinois, country singer

1959 Birthday - Eric Fingerhut, born in University Heights, Ohio, Representative-D-Ohio 1993 - 1995

1955 Birthday - Ann Bancroft, born in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, author, teacher, adventurer, Arctic and Antarctic explorer, National Women's Hall of Fame inductee

1943 Birthday - Kevin Dobson, born in Jackson Heights, New York, actor, Kojak, Knots Landing, Shannon

1941 Birthday - Tommy Rettig, Jackson Heights, New York, actor, Jeff's Collie-Lassie

1941 Birthday - Lucille Roybal-Allard, born in Boyle Heights, California, Representative-D-California 1993 -

1938 Birthday - Jordan Christopher, Youngstown Ohio, actor, Secrets of Midland Heights

1937 Birthday - Roger Penske, born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, owner, Penske Racing, auto racing team, the Penske Corporation, corporate director, General Electric

1926 Birthday - Hugh Leonard, born in Dublin, Ireland, writer, winner, Jacob's Award, for 'Wuthering Heights', wrote Sunday Independent column 'The Curmudgeon'

1894 Birthday - Cecil Kellaway, South Africa, actor, Mr Earnshaw-Wuthering Heights

1864 Event - Battle of Waynesboro and New Market Heights VA

1863 Event - Battle of Fredricksburg, Virginia (Marye's Heights)

1862 Event - Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia (Marye's Heights)

1818 Birthday - Emily Jane Bronte, England, novelist, Wuthering Heights

1812 Event - Battle of Queenstown Heights, British beats U.S. attempt to invade Canada

1777 Event - Battle of Freeman's Farm (Bemis Heights) or 1st Battle of Saratoga

1776 Event - Nathan Hale leaves Harlem Heights Camp (127th St) for spy mission