Us Events in History

2013 Event - AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines, merges with US Airways Group; American Airlines Group is formed and the public company begins trading on the NASDAQ under the symbol AAL

2013 Event - An antitrust lawsuit brought on by the U.S. Department of Justice and six states is filed to block the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways

2013 Event - A rare 19th century torpedo is discovered off the coast of California by the US Navy dolphins

2012 Event - Facing fuel shortages after a fall storm, preparations are made for the US Coast Guard icebreaker USCGC Healy to accompany Russian tanker Renda to deliver fuel

2010 Event - Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, calls for the US to be expelled from the international nuclear system because religion prohibits the use of nuclear weapons

2001 Event - U.S. launches strikes against the Taleban in Afghanistan, in retaliation for the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US.

1997 Event - "Bean" opens in US

1997 Event - Smokers must prove they are over 18 to purchase cigarettes in US

1995 Death - Eleanore M "May" Sarton, Belg/US writer (Land of Silence), dies at 83

1995 Death - Bernard Cornfeld, Romanian/US financier (Fund of Funds), dies at 67

1995 Death - Patricia Highsmith, Mary Patricia Plangman, US/Swiss, dies at 74

1995 Death - John Halas, Hungarian/US cartoonist (Animal Farm), dies at 81

1994 Death - Leo Fuchs, Polish/US Yiddish actor (Story of Ruth), dies at 83

1994 Death - Lilia Skala, Austrian/US actress (Ship of Fools, Caprice), dies at 98

1994 Death - Artur Balsam, Polish/US pianist, dies at 88

1994 Death - Nancy Keene Lancaster, US/British architect (Binnen House), dies at 96

1994 Death - Earnest Pawel, Polish/US author (Nightmare of Reason), dies at 74

1994 Death - Hans J. Salter, Australia/US composer (Deanna-Durbin musicals), dies at 98

1994 Death - Nathan Susskind, Slovak/US linguist (Yiddish), dies at 87

1994 Death - Gottfried Reinhardt, Goldmann, German/US director, dies at 83

1994 Death - Robert Jungk, German/French/Us/Austrian philosopher/historian, dies

1994 Death - Andres Escobar, Colombia world cup soccer star, shot for losing to US

1994 Death - John Henry Weidner, Dutch/US resistance fighter, dies at 81

1994 Death - Gilbert Roland, Mexican/US actor (Armand in Camille), dies at 88

1994 Death - Harry la Fontaine, Danish/US resistance fighter/producer, dies at 81

1994 Death - Angelus Gottfried "Golo" Mann, German/US historian, dies at 85

1994 Death - Charles Bukowski, German/US writer (Barfly, Hollywood), dies at 73

1994 Death - Ignace Strasfogel, Polish/US pianist/conductor/composer, dies at 84

1994 Death - Martin Kosleck, German/US actor (Hitler Gang), dies at 86

1994 Death - Samuel Bronston, Romanian/US producer (El Cid), dies at 85

1994 Death - Dixy Lee Ray, chairwoman (US Atomic Energy Commission), dies at 79

1993 Death - Alexander Mackendrick, British/US director (Lady Killers), dies at 81

1993 Death - Kenneth Nelson, US/English actor (Boys in the Band), dies at 63

1993 Death - Erich Leinsdorf, Austria/US conductor/author (Cadenza), dies at 81

1993 Death - Rita Karin, Polish-Latvia/US actress (Sophie's Choice), dies at 73

1993 Death - Leon Liebgold, Pol/US actor/chairman (Hebrew Actors Union), dies at 83

1993 Death - Eric Berry, English/US actor (Pippin, 49th Parallel), dies at 80

1993 Death - Kenny Drew, US/Danish jazz pianist (Moonlight Desert), dies at 64

1993 Death - Jay Scott, Jeffrey Scott Beaven, US/Canada movie critic, dies at 43

1993 Death - Mario Bauza, Cubans/US jazz musician, dies at 82

1993 Death - Art Hodes, Russian/US jazz/blues pianist/editor (Jazz Record), dies

1993 Death - Paul Brickhill, Dutch/US WW II pilot/physician, dies

1993 Death - George L George, Russian/US journalist/director/producer, dies at 85

1992 Death - Monica Dickens, English/US journalist/author, dies at 77

1992 Death - Nathan Milstein, Ukrainian/US violist (Beethoven, Bach), dies at 87

1992 Event - "Malcolm X" with Denzel Washington premieres in US

1992 Death - Keith "Red" Mitchell, US/Swedish jazz bassist, dies

1992 Death - Jerome Andrews, US/French dancer/choreographer, dies

1992 Event - Atlanta, becomes 1st U.S. team to win a World Series game out of US

1992 Death - Ephraim Katz, Israeli/US encyclopedist (film encyclopedia), dies

1992 Death - Julio C Fernandez, Cuban/US journalist (founder Alma Mater), dies

1992 Death - Samuel H Reshevsky, Polish/US chess grandmaster, dies at 80

1992 Death - Nestor Almendros, Spanish/US cameraman (Kramer vs Kramer), dies at 61

1991 Death - Ernst Krenek, Austrian/US composer (Orpheus and Eurydike), dies at 91

1991 Death - Irina Nijinska, Russian/US dancer, dies at 77

1991 Death - Rudolf Serkin, Bohemian/US pianist, dies

1990 Event - US, England, France, U.S.S.R., East and West Germanys sign agreements allowing 2 Germanys to merge

1990 Death - Bruno Bettelhelm, Austrian/US psychoanalyst, commits suicide at 86

1989 Event - U.S. beats Trinidad, 1-0 qualifing for 1990 world soccer cup finals it was US' 1st qualification since 1950

1989 Event - Appeals court restores America's Cup to U.S. after New York Supreme Court gave it to New Zealand (New Zealand protested US's use of a catamaran)

1988 Event - Canadian Senate OK's free trade pact; with US

1988 Death - Antal Dorati, Hungarian/US conductor/composer, dies at 82

1988 Event - Carlos Lehder Rivas, of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel, is convicted in Florida for smuggling more than 3 tons of cocaine into US

1988 Death - Gil Evans, Canadian/US jazz composer (Out of the Cool), dies at 75

1987 Death - John Huston, US/Irish actor and director (Maltese Falcon), dies at 81

1987 Event - Dennis Conner and Stars and Stripes bring America's Cup back to US

1986 Event - Federated States of Micronesia signs Compact of Free Association with US

1986 Event - Northern Mariana Islands becomes a Commonwealth associated with US

1986 Event - Republic of Marshall Islands signs Compact of Free Association with US

1985 Event - Paul McCartney releases "Spies Like Us"

1985 Event - Israel ships 96 TOWs to Iran on behalf of US

1985 Event - "View to a Kill" premieres in US

1985 Death - Eugene Ormandy [Blau], Hungarian/US conductor, dies at 85

1985 Death - Efrem A Zimbalist, Russian/US composer/violinist, dies at 95

1984 Death - Mabel Mercer, English/US singer (Fly me to the moon), dies at 84

1983 Event - "Octopussy" premieres in US

1983 Death - George Balanchine, Russian/US composer, dies at 79

1982 Death - Maria Jeritza, Jedlicka, Australia/US, singer (Metropolitan Opera), dies

1982 Death - Gerard[us PM] Knuvelder, literature historian (Anthology), dies

1982 Death - Gerard[us M] Rutten, director (Sterren stralen overal), dies

1981 Event - 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived back in US

1980 Event - Mexico terminated fishing agreements with US

1980 Event - US's copyright law amended to include computer programs

1980 Birthday - Martina Hingis, born in Kosice, Slovakia, tennis star, 1997 Australia/US/Wimb

1980 Birthday - Lori Fredrickson, born in Aurora, Illinois, rhythmic gymnast, US team-96

1980 Death - Jose Iturbi, Spanish/US pianist (Pequena danza Espanola), dies at 84

1980 Death - Erich Fromm, German/US psychoanalyst, dies at 79

1979 Event - Tanker Burmah Agate off Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 10.7 m gallons of oil, in US's worst oil spill disaster

1979 Event - Pope John Paul II begins visit of US

1979 Death - Cyrus S Eaton, Canada/US multi-millionaire, dies at 95

1979 Birthday - Heidi Zeigler, actress, Sherry-Just the 10 of Us

1979 Event - Last total eclipse of Sun in 20th century for continental US

1978 Event - Taiwan's final day of diplomatic relations with US

1978 Birthday - Mandy James, born in Jacksonville, Florida, rhythmic gymnast, US team-96

1978 Birthday - Aliane Baquerot, New York City, rhythmic gymnast, US team-96

1978 Event - "Sun Day" - solar energy events are held in US

1978 Birthday - Caroline Hunt, born in Chicago, Illinois, rhythmic gymnast, US team-96

1977 Death - Vladimir V Nabokov, Russian/US writer (Lolita), dies at 78

1977 Death - Oskar Morgenstern, German/US economist, dies at 75

1977 Death - Carl Zuckmayer, German/Swiss/US playwright (Second Wind), dies at 80

1976 Event - 18th Grammy Awards: 'Love Will Keep Us Together' Record of the Year, Natalie Cole wins as best New Artist

1975 Event - Apollo 18 and Soyuz 19 make 1st US/U.S.S.R. linkup in space

1975 Death - Michel Simon, actor (Panic, Plague, Two of Us), dies at 80

1975 Death - Josephine Baker, US/French revue artist (Folies-Bergere), dies at 68

1975 Death - Pelham G Wodehouse, English/US writer (Piccadilly Jim), dies at 93

1975 Event - U.S.S.R. breaks trade agreement with US

1974 Event - "Man With Golden Gun" premieres in US

1974 Death - Lajos Zilahy, Hungarian/US author (Angry Angel), dies at 83

1974 Event - Most Arab oil producing nations end embargo against US

1974 Death - Louis I Kahn, Estonia/US architect, dies at about 73

1974 Death - Fritz Zwicky, Swiss/US astronomer (supernova), dies at 75

1974 Death - Samuel Goldwyn, Polish/English/US film magnate (MGM), dies at 91

1974 Birthday - Guillermo Mercedes, Dominican/US baseball infielder for the Texas Rangers

1973 Birthday - Trick Daddy, born in Miami, Florida, rapper, popular hits 'Let's Go', 'Shut Up', 'Thugs are Us'

1973 Death - Otto Klemperer, German/US conductor, dies at 88

1973 Death - Safford Cape, US/Belgian conductor/composer/musicologist, dies at 67

1973 Death - Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian/US violinist, dies at 80

1973 Event - US, North and South Vietnam and Vietcong sign boundary accord

1972 Death - Jose Limon, Mexican/US dancer (moor's pavane), dies at 64

1972 Death - Igor Sikorsky, Russian/US helicopter builder, dies at 83

1972 Event - "Don't Play Us Cheap" closes at Barrymore Theater New York City after 164 performances

1972 Birthday - Brooke Bushnell, born in Los Angeles, California, rhythmic gymnast, US team-96

1972 Death - David Lichine, Lichtenstein, Russian/US choreographer, dies at 61

1972 Event - "Don't Play Us Cheap" opens at Barrymore Theater New York City for 164 performances

1972 Death - Richard Courant, German/US mathematician, dies at 84

1972 Death - Al Goodman, Russian/US orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 81

1971 Event - "Diamonds are Forever" premieres in US

1971 Event - John and Yoko release "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in US

1971 Birthday - Jamie Luner, Palo Alto California, actress, Cindy-Just the 10 of Us

1971 Birthday - Carlos Perez, Dominican/US baseball pitcher for the Montreal Expos

1970 Death - Johannes Urzidil, Austria/US writer (Goethe in Bohmen), dies at 74

1970 Event - US/U.S.S.R. sign an agreement to discuss joint space efforts

1970 Event - Beatles' last LP, "Let It Be," is released in US

1970 Death - Richard J. Neutra, Australia/US architect (Who Bought America?), dies at 78

1970 Event - "Cry for Us All" closes at Broadhurst Theater New York City after 8 performances

1970 Event - "Cry for Us All" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 8 performances

1970 Birthday - Nigel Wilson, Canadian/US baseball outfielder for the Florida Marlins

1969 Event - 2nd Vietnam Moratorium Day in US

1969 Birthday - Brooke Theiss, California, actress, Wendy-Just the 10 of Us, Good and Evil

1969 Death - Erika Mann, German/US author/daughter of Thomas Mann, dies

1969 Event - Beatles release Ballad Of John and Yoko/Old Brown Shoe, in US

1969 Event - Debut album of Led Zeppelin released in US

1969 Birthday - Domingo Jean, Dominican/US baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros

1968 Event - Iwo Jima and Bonin Islands returned to Japan by US

1968 Death - Helen Keller, blind and deaf/author (Let us Have Faith), dies at 87

1968 Death - Erwin Panofsky, German/US art historian/iconologist, dies

1968 Death - Pitirim A Sorokin, Russian/US sociologist, dies at 79

1968 Birthday - Ben Rivera, Dominican/US baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies

1967 Death - Jaromir Weinberger, Czechoslovakian/US composer (Czechoslovakian Rhapsody), dies

1967 Death - Jaromir Weinberger, Czechoslovakian/US composer (Czechoslovakian Rhapsody), dies at 71

1967 Death - Mischa Elman, Ukraine/US violinist, dies at 76

1967 Event - Stalin's daughter Svetlana Allilujeva asks for political asylum in US

1966 Event - Lunar Orbiter 2 launched by US

1966 Death - Jan Kiepura, actor (Give Us this Night), dies of heart attack at 64

1966 Death - Enrique E Ecker, Curaeaos/US bacteriologist, dies at 79

1966 Birthday - Rene Arocha, Cubans/US baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals

1966 Death - Hans Hofmann, German/US painter (Search for the Real), dies at 85

1966 Birthday - Melido Perez, Dominican/US baseball pitcher, New York Yankees

1966 Death - Sophie Tucker, Russian/US singer and actress (My Yiddish Mama), dies at 79

1966 Event - Harold R Perry becomes 2nd black Roman Catholic bishop in US

1965 Event - "Thunderball" premieres in US

1965 Event - Hurricane hits north east US/Canada

1965 Death - Paul Tillich, German/US Theologist (Courage To Be), dies

1965 Birthday - Kevin Dillon, New York, actor, Heaven Help Us, Remote Control, Platoon

1965 Death - Howard Spring, British author (Heaven Lies About Us), dies at 76

1965 Birthday - Jim Bowie, Japanese/US baseball infielder, Oakland Athletics

1964 Event - "Goldfinger" premieres in US

1964 Birthday - Jo Ann Willette, actress, Constance-Just 10 of Us, Real Genius

1964 Birthday - Heather Langenkamp, actress, Marie-Just the 10 of Us

1964 Death - Leo Szilard, Hungarians/US nuclear physicst, dies at 66

1964 Birthday - Dana Hill [Goetz], Van Nuys California, actress, 2 of Us, Shoot the Moon

1964 Death - Peter Lorre, Hungarian/US actor (Maltese Falcon, Raven), dies at 59

1964 Death - Franz Alexander, Hungarian/US psycho analyst, dies at 73

1964 Event - "Introducing the Beatles" album released in US

1964 Event - "Meet The Beatles" album released in US

1964 Death - Edgar Maass, German/US author (Verdun), dies at 67

1963 Birthday - Lars Ulrich, Danish/US heavy metal drummer, Metallica-Kill 'em All

1963 Death - Ernst Kantorowicz, German/US historian, dies at 68

1963 Birthday - Craig Shipley, Australian/US baseball infielder for the San Diego Padres

1962 Event - US/U.S.S.R. sign joint space effort in telecommunications and meteorology

1962 Death - Fritz Kreisler, Austria/US violinist and composer, dies at 86

1961 Death - Max Weber, Polish/Russian/US painter, dies

1961 Death - Eero Saarinen, Finnish/US architect (Dulles Airport), dies at 51

1961 Death - Percy Aldridge Grainger, Australian/US composer/pianist, dies at 78

1960 Birthday - Jean-Michel Basquiat, Haiti/US graffiti artist/painter, Gray, SAMO

1960 Death - Dimitri Mitropoulos, Greek/US conductor/composer, dies at 64

1960 Event - Hurricane Donna, kills 148 in Caribbean and US

1960 Death - WH Walter Baade, German/US astronomer (Andromeda), dies at 67

1960 Event - Big 4 summit in Paris collapses as U.S.S.R. levels spy charges against US

1960 Death - Cornelis Jan Bakkerr, Dutch/US nuclear physicist, dies

1959 Event - Lee Harvey Oswald announces in Moscow he will never return to US

1959 Event - 600 Indian Dutch emigrate to US

1959 Death - Jacob Epstein, US/English sculptor/painter, dies at 78

1959 Death - Ernest Bloch, Swiss/US composer (Macbeth), dies at 78

1959 Death - Ernest Bloch, Swiss/US composer (Macbeth), dies at 78

1959 Death - Alfred Schutz, Austrian/US architect/philosopher, dies at 60

1959 Event - Soviet Union wins 62-37 for 1st international basketball loss by US

1958 Death - Lion Feuchtwanger, Germ/US philosopher (Judische Krieg), dies at 74

1958 Event - "Doctor Zhivago" by Boris Pasternak published in US

1958 Event - World's 1st Moon probe, US's Thor-Able, explodes at T +77 sec

1958 Death - Florian Znaniecki, Polish/US sociologist/philosopher, dies at 76

1957 Death - Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Austria/US composer (Kathrin), dies at 60

1957 Death - Erich von Stroheim, Austrian/US actor (Grand Illusion), dies at 71

1956 Death - George A L Sarton, Belgian/US historian, dies at 71

1956 Death - Alexander Tikhonovich Gretshaninov, Russian/US composer, dies at 91

1955 Death - Earnest Rabel, Austrian/US civil rights activist, dies at 81

1955 Event - Hurricane Diane, kills 400 in US

1955 Event - "Ballad of Davy Crockett," becomes the #1 record in US

1955 Death - Otto J Gombosi, Hungarian/US musicologist, dies at 52

1954 Birthday - Joel Coen, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, actor/dir, Spies Like Us, Barton Fink

1954 Death - Enrico Fermi, Italian/US nuclear physicist, dies

1954 Event - Hurricane Hazel (3rd of 1954) becomes most severe to hit US

1954 Event - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Oslo won by Hayes Alan Jenkins US

1953 Death - Elisabeth "Ilse" Kuyper, Dutch/US (opera)composer, dies

1953 Birthday - Bill Kirchenbauer, actor/comedian, Coach-Just the 10 of Us

1952 Event - Tuskegee Inst reports 1952 as 1st yr in 71 with no lynchings in US

1952 Death - Karen Horney, German/US neo freudian psycho analyst, dies at 67

1952 Death - W de Basil, US Voskresenski, Russia, ballet dancer, dies

1952 Death - Alfred Einstein, German/US musicologist, dies at 71

1951 Death - Sigmund Romberg, Hungarian/US composer (Blossom Time), dies at 64

1951 Death - Artur Schnabel, Austria/US pianist (Reflections on Music), dies at 69

1951 Death - Arnold Schonberg, Austria/US composer (Verklarte Nacht), dies at 76

1951 Birthday - Deborah Harmon, actress, Ted Knight Show, M*A*S*H, Just the 10 of Us

1950 Death - Eliel Saarinen, Fins/US architect (Chicago Trib building), dies at 76

1950 Death - L Heinrich Mann, German/US writer (Between the Races), dies at 78

1950 Death - Joseph A Schumpeter, Aus/US economist/Minister of Finance, dies at 66

1949 Event - Eugenie Anderson becomes 1st woman ambassador nominated in US

1949 Event - Czechoslovakian tennis stars Jaroslav Drobny and Vladimir Cernik, defect to US

1949 Birthday - Jamaica Kincaid, Elaine P Richardson, Antigua/US journalist, NYer

1949 Death - Klaus H T Mann, German/US writer (Turning Point), dies

1948 Death - Claude McKaye, Jamaican/US author (Banjo, Home to Harlem), dies at 57

1948 Event - 1st Polaroid camera was sold in US

1948 Event - Dick Button becomes 1st world figure skating champion from US

1947 Death - Veit Valentin, German/US historian (German People), dies at 61

1946 Event - Churchill argues for a "US of Europe"

1946 Death - Morris Hirshfield, Polish/US painter, dies

1946 Birthday - Sally Priesand, 1st us woman rabbi

1945 Event - Rationg of auto tires ends in US

1945 Event - Declaration of Potsdam: US/Brit/China demands Japanese surrender

1945 Death - Ernest T Pyle, British/US newscaster, killed in WW II at 44

1945 Birthday - Herman[us J] van Veen, Netherlands, cabaretier, singer, composer and writer

1944 Death - Leo H A Baekeland, Belgian/US chemist (bakeliet), dies at 80

1943 Event - Cairo: president Roosevelt travels back to the US

1943 Death - Ismar Elbogen, German/US learned/rabbi (Jewish Lexicon), dies at 68

1943 Death - Conrad Veidt, German/US actor (Cabinet of Dr. Calgary), dies at 50

1942 Event - Gasoline rationed in US

1942 Event - Vichy-France drops diplomatic relations with US

1942 Event - 1st US/8th Air Force bombs Europe

1942 Birthday - Kim Fowley, Philippines/US rock vocalist/producer/songwriter

1942 Event - Dmitri Shostakovich' 7th Symphony, premieres in US

1942 Death - Alexander van Zemlinsky, Australia/US composer (African Dance), dies at 70

1941 Event - Germany and Italy declare war on US

1940 Event - 1st successful helicopter flight in US: Vought-Sikorsky US-300

1939 Birthday - Katie Webster, Swamp-Boogie Queen]/US R&B pianist/singer

1939 Death - Grace Abbott, social worker (US Children Bureau), dies at 60

1938 Birthday - Paul Seiko Chihara, born in Seattle Washington, US and Japanese composer

1938 Death - Louis William Stern, German/US philosopher/psychologist, dies at 66

1938 Birthday - Mary Frances Berry, educator/head, US Commission on Civil Rights

1937 Birthday - Mort Zuckerman, CEO, US News and World Report, New York Daily News

1936 Event - 1st giant panda imported into US

1936 Birthday - John Shalikashvili, Polish/US general, NATO

1935 Death - J Wouter[us] van Dieren, biologist (Terschelling), dies

1935 Event - Griffith Planetarium opens in Los Angeles, 3rd in US

1934 Death - John Kane, Scotish/US miner/painter, dies at 73

1932 Birthday - Ronald B Kitaj, US/British painter/graphic artist, pop art

1932 Birthday - J. P. Getty, US/British oil magnate/billionaire, Getty Oil

1931 Birthday - Leslie Bricuse, English/US composer, Stop the world I want to get off

1930 Death - Leopold von Auer, Hungarian/US violinist, dies

1930 Death - Jules Pascin, Julius Pincas, Bulgarian/US painter/cartoonist, dies

1930 Death - Edward W. Buck, Dutch/US editor (Ladies Home Journal), dies at 66

1929 Death - John Metzelaar, Dutch/US writer (Report on the Fishes), dies at 37

1928 Event - 1st autogiro (predecessor of helicopter) flight in US

1928 Birthday - Betsy Rawls, Spartanburg, South Carolina, golfer, US Womens Open-51, 53, 57, 60

1928 Event - 1st radio telephone connection between Netherlands and US

1927 Death - James E K Aggrey, Ghana/US theologist, dies

1927 Death - August(us) Alleb, Dutch painter/lithograph, dies at 88

1924 Birthday - Victor Herbert, Irish/US composer, Kiss in Dark

1924 Death - Victor Herbert, Irish/US cellist/ composer and conductor, dies at 65

1924 Birthday - Theodore Bikel, Austrian/US folk singer and actor, Russians Are Coming

1924 Event - Mass Investors Trust becomes 1st mutual fund set up in US

1923 Death - Kate Douglas Wiggin, author (US kindergarten movement), dies at 66

1923 Birthday - Louis Simpson, Jamaican and US poet, Good News of Death

1922 Death - Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish/US physicist (telephone), dies

1921 Birthday - James [Benjamin] Blish, US/UK, sci-fi author, Hugo, Star Trek Reader

1921 Birthday - Patricia Highsmith, Plangman, US/Swiss writer, Strangers on a Train

1920 Event - 1st U.S. postage stamps printed without the words United States or US

1918 Birthday - LeRoy Walker, born in Atlanta, Georgia, CEO, US Olympic Committee

1917 Birthday - Eddie Constantine, US/French actor, Lucky Jo, It Lives Again

1916 Birthday - Cecilia P J "Cilly" Bach, Dutch/US/Spanish actress, In Pyama

1916 Death - Henry James, US/British writer (Bostonians), dies in London at 72

1915 Birthday - Monica Dickens, author/founder, US Samaritians

1915 Birthday - C. W. Ceram, Kurt W Marek, German/US writer, March of Archaeology

1913 Birthday - Irina Nijinska, Russian/US dancer

1913 Death - John Pierpont Morgan, U.S. banker/CEO (US Steel Corp), dies at 75

1911 Event - Audience throws vegetables at actors for 1st recorded time in US

1911 Birthday - Samuel H Reshevsky, Polish/US chess grandmaster/prodigy

1911 Birthday - Anatol Rapoport, Russian/US mathem/biologist, game theory

1911 Birthday - Leo Fuchs, Polish/US Yiddish actor, Galitzianer Cowboy

1910 Birthday - David Lichine, Lichtenstein, Russian/US dancer, Make Mine Music

1909 Birthday - Szymon Goldberg, Polish/US violinist and conductor, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra

1909 Event - 1st credit union forms in US

1908 Birthday - Jose Limon, Mexican/US dancer, I, Odysseus

1907 Death - August Saint-Gaudens, Irish/US sculptor (Mrs Henry Adams), dies at 59

1907 Birthday - Leslie Charteris, English/US detective writer, Enter the Saint

1906 Birthday - Klaus Mann, German/US author, Mephisto, son of Thomas Mann

1906 Birthday - Safford Cape, US/Belgian conductor/composer/music historian

1906 Birthday - Fred Fehl, Austrian/US Broadway photographer

1905 Birthday - Erika Mann, German/US author, Other Germany, daughter of Thomas Mann

1905 Birthday - James Robertson Justice, born in Scotland, actor, Above Us the Waves

1905 Event - Dominican Rep signs treaty turning over customs collection to US

1904 Birthday - Christopher W. Bradshaw-Isherwood, British/US writer, Goodbye to Berlin

1904 Event - Supreme Court rules Puerto Ricans cannot be denied admission to US

1903 Birthday - John Piper, British writer, US Churches in WW I, official war painter

1903 Birthday - Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian/US psycho-analyst, Uses of Enchantment

1903 Birthday - Marguerite Yourcenar, France/US writer, Memoires d'Hadrien

1903 Event - George Wyman makes 1st motorcycle trip across the US

1903 Death - Rudolf Serkin, Bohemian/US pianist, dies

1902 Event - Trans-Pacific cable links Hawaii to US

1902 Birthday - Otto J Gombosi, Hungarian/US musicologist

1902 Birthday - Gerard[us M] Rutten, director, Miraculous Life of Willem Parel

1902 Birthday - Samuel Abraham Goldsmith, Dutch/US phycist

1902 Event - Pope Leo XIII encyclical "On Church in US"

1902 Death - John Peter Altgeld, German/US governor of Illinois, dies at 54

1902 Birthday - Karl Menger, Austria/US mathematician, theory of dimension

1902 Birthday - Oskar Morgenstern, German/US economist

1901 Event - Marconi receives 1st transatlantic radio signal, England to US

1901 Birthday - Henry Eyring, Mexican/US chemist

1900 Birthday - Julien Green, US/French writer, Frere Francois

1900 Birthday - Ferenc Kormendy, Hungarian/US author, Budapest Kaland

1900 Event - Freeland Colony founded in US

1899 Birthday - Otto E Neugebauer, Austrian/US math historian

1899 Birthday - Alfred Schutz, Austrian/US architect/philosopher

1899 Event - Treaty of Paris ratifies ends war; Spain cedes Puerto Rico to US

1898 Birthday - Joachim Wach, German/US philosopher/sociologist, Understanding

1897 Birthday - Jacob A B "Jack" Bjerknes, Norwegian/US meteorologist, USAF in London

1897 Event - William McKinley inaugurated as 25th president of US

1897 Birthday - Mae Busch, Australian/US actress, Cowboy Socialist

1897 Birthday - Pola Negri, Barbara A Chalupec, Polish/US actress, Madame Bovary

1896 Event - 25th auto built in US

1895 Birthday - Earnest Kantorowicz, German/US historian, Laudes regiae

1894 Death - Sarah Parker Remond, US/Italian abolitionist, dies at 68

1894 Birthday - Dirk J Bush, Dutch/US mathematician, Concise History of Mathematics

1893 Birthday - W H Walter Baade, German/US astronomer, Andromeda

1892 Birthday - Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Polish/US pianist

1891 Birthday - John Metzelaar, Dutch/US, About Tropical Atl Visschen

1891 Birthday - Lajos Zilahy, Hungarian/US author, Ararat/Sud a nap

1891 Birthday - Franz Alexander, Hungarian/US psycho analytical

1890 Death - Sitting Bull, Hunkpapa-Sioux chief (Little Big Horn), killed by US

1890 Death - Dion Boucicault, Irish/US actor and playwright (Octoroon), dies at 67

1890 Birthday - Claude McKaye, Jamaica/US author, Songs of Jamaica, Banjo

1890 Birthday - Naum Gabo, Pevsner, Russian/US sculptor, Stillife Flower

1890 Birthday - Sandor Rado, Hungarian/US psycho analyst

1889 Birthday - Vaslav F Nijinski, Ukraine/US ballet dancer, l'apres-midi d'une faune

1889 Death - Jens/John Ericsson, Swed/US, engineer (fire extinguisher), dies at 85

1889 Birthday - Pitirim A. Sorokin, Russian/US sociologist, Social mobility

1888 Birthday - Eric Blore, English/US actor, Great Gatsby, Bowery to Baghdad

1888 Birthday - Hedwig "Vicki" Baum, Austrian/US author, Men Never Know

1887 Death - Emma Lazarus, U.S. poet ("Give us your tired and poor"), dies in New York at 38

1887 Birthday - Ernst "Putzi" Hanfstangl, German/US pianist/politician, NSDAP

1886 Birthday - Joseph Achron, Latvia/US violinist and composer, Golem suite

1886 Birthday - Moyshe Leyb Halpern, Galican/US poet, In New-York

1885 Event - Special delivery mail service begins in US

1885 Birthday - Karen Horney, German/US, neo-freudian psychoanalyst

1885 Birthday - Jules Pascin, Julius Pincas, Bulgarian/US painter/cartoonist

1885 Birthday - Veit Valentin, German/US historian, Deutsche Revolution

1884 Birthday - Godfrey Tearle, English/US actor, 39 Steps

1884 Birthday - John McCormack, Irish/US singer, Irish folksongs

1884 Event - Anti-Monopoly party and Greenback Party forms People's Party in US

1884 Death - Tambo Tambo, Australian aboriginal/US circus attaction, dies at 23

1884 Death - Arnold Henry Guyot, Swiss/US geologist/meteorologist, dies at 76

1882 Birthday - Richard Hageman, Dutch/US pianist/ composer and conductor, Caponsacchi

1882 Birthday - Florian Znaniecki, Polish/US sociologist, Polish Peasant in Europe

1881 Birthday - Nikolai Miaskovsky, Novogeorievsk Poland, composer, Kirov is With Us

1881 Birthday - Max Weber, Polish/Russian/US painter

1880 Death - [Joshua] Norton I, Emperor of US/Protector of Mexico, dies at 60

1879 Birthday - Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, US/Eng's feminist/ex of Waldorf Astor

1878 Birthday - Grace Abbott, Grand Island, Nebraska, social worker, US Children Bureau

1878 Birthday - Ferenc Molnar, Hungarian/US playwright, A Pal Utrai Fiuk

1877 Birthday - Bela Schick, Hungarian/US children artist, Serum Krankheit

1876 Death - Hannah Omish, at 12 is youngest ever hanged in US

1876 Death - Albertus C van Raalte, Dutch/US vicar (Michigan), dies at 65

1875 Event - James Augustine Healey became 1st Black Catholic Bishop in US

1874 Birthday - Ismar Elbogen, German/US rabbi, Encyclopedia Judaica

1874 Birthday - Ernst Rabel, Austrian/US law historian, Grundzuge

1873 Event - 1st international football game in US: Yale 2, Eton (England) 1

1873 Birthday - Harold Bauer, English/US pianist, Beethoven-Association

1873 Birthday - Rudolf Rocker, German/US anarchist

1871 Birthday - Louis William Stern, German/US philosopher, Intelligence of Children

1871 Birthday - Wilfred Lucas, actor, Pardon Us, Chump at Oxford

1870 Birthday - Rudolf W. Canne, Fries playwright, Der de Wier Us

1870 Death - Felix Salm-Salm, Prussian/US prince/Brigadier-General, dies in battle

1870 Event - Memoria of Jackson Kemper, 1st Missionary Bishop in US

1870 Event - Virginia rejoins US

1869 Birthday - Ales Hrdlicka, U.S., anthropologist and curator, US National Museum

1868 Death - Henry P Scholte, Dutch/US vicar (Iowa), dies at 62

1868 Event - FL, AL, LA, GA, North Carolina and South Carolina readmitted to US

1867 Event - Maimonides College in Penns is 1st Jewish college in the US

1866 Death - Alexander Campbell, Irish/US founder Disciples of Christ, dies at 77

1865 Event - "Alice in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll published in US

1865 Death - Rene E de Russy, West Indian/US Brigadier-General, dies at about 75

1865 Death - Thomas Alfred Smyth, Irish/US Union general-major, dies at 32

1864 Birthday - Alexander Tikhonovich Gretsjaninow, Russian/US composer, Snow White

1863 Death - Louis Ludwig Blenker, German/US Brigadier-General (Union), dies at 51

1863 Death - Francis P Kenrick, Irish/US archbishop of Baltimore, dies at 65

1862 Death - Henry Bohlen, German/US Brigadier-General (Union), dies in battle at 51

1861 Event - US, banks stops payments in gold

1861 Event - Tennessee becomes 11th (& last) state to secede from US

1861 Event - Arkansas and Tennessee becomes 9th and 10th state to secede from US

1861 Event - Florida becomes 3rd state to secede from US

1859 Event - Great auroral display in US

1849 Event - Mrs Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman physician in US

1848 Event - General Zachary Taylor elected as president of US

1847 Event - Conspiracy in New Mexico against US

1846 Event - Beginning of Mormon march to west US

1845 Event - 1st nationally observed uniform election day in US

1845 Birthday - Leopold von Auer, Hungarians/US violinist

1845 Event - Mexico drops diplomatic relations with US

1844 Event - James K Polk elected 11th president of US

1843 Birthday - Henry James, US/British writer/critic, Turn of the Screw, Bostonians

1843 Event - Congress appropriates $30,000 "to test the practicability of establishing a system of electro-magnetic telegraphs" by the US

1840 Event - William H Harrison elected president of US

1838 Birthday - John Ireland, Irish/US archbishop of St. Paul

1837 Birthday - J. P. Morgan, U.S. banker/CEO, US Steel

1835 Birthday - Andrew Carnegie, Scottish/US industrialist/philanthropist

1835 Event - P. T. Barnum and his circus begin 1st tour of US

1834 Birthday - James A. McNeill Whistler, US/British painter, Whistler's Mother

1832 Event - Andrew Jackson re-elected president of US

1832 Event - President Jackson vetoed legislation to re-charter 2nd Bank of US

1830 Birthday - Albert Bierstadt, Germany, painter, US landscapes

1828 Event - Andrew Jackson elected 7th president of US

1827 Event - Creek-indians lose all their property in US

1826 Birthday - Sarah Parker Remond, US/Italian abolitionist

1823 Birthday - Mother Joseph, Esther Pariseau, religious leader, US capitol

1822 Birthday - Dion Boucicault, Irish/Us actor and playwright, Rip van Winkle

1822 Event - Mexico officially recognized as an independent nation by US

1822 Birthday - John Eberhard, built 1st large-scale pencil factory in US

1822 Event - In San Salvador, a congress proposes incorporation into US

1800 Event - Washington D.C. established as capital of US

1788 Event - New York City becomes 1st capital of US

1785 Event - Prussia signs trade agreement with US

1783 Event - Britain evacuates New York City, their last military position in US

1781 Event - Thomas Hutchins designated Geographer of US

1777 Event - Marquis de Lafayette lands in US

1776 Event - Continental Congress renames "United Colonies," "US"

1753 Birthday - Jean-Pierre-Francois Blanchard, 1st balloon flights in England, US

1748 Event - English Naturalization Act passes granting Jews right to colonize US

1693 Event - William and Mary college is 2nd college chartered in US

1652 Event - New Amsterdam (now New York City) passes 1st speed limit law in US

1578 Event - England grants Sir Humphrey Gilbert a patent to explore and colonize US

1562 Event - 1st French colonists in US: Jean Ribaut and Hugenots at Parris Is NC

1554 Death - Sixt[us] Birck [Xystus Betulius], German writer (Judith), dies at 53

1501 Birthday - Sixt, us, Birck [Xystus Betulius], German writer, Suzanna

1153 Death - Bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies

1054 Death - Bernold[us] Benno/Bernulphus, bishop of Utrecht (1027-54)/saint, dies