HISTORICAL DAY

  • 1663 - Earthquake in Canada
  • 1887 - Snow falls on SF
  • 1917 - Present Mexican constitution adopted
  • 1921 - Yankees purchase 20 acres in the Bronx for Yankee Stadium
  • 1937 - FDR proposes enlarging Supreme Court - plan failed "court packing"
  • 1953 - Walt Disney's "Peter Pan" released
  • 1963 - Maarten Schmidt discovers enormous red shifts in quasars
  • 1971 - US Apollo 14 - 3rd manned expedition to moon - lands near Fra Mauro
  • 1974 - US Mariner 10 returns 1st close-up photos of Venus's cloud structure
  • 1979 - According to Census Bureau - US population reaches 200 million


FAMOUS BIRTHDAY

  • 1723 - John Witherspoon, clergyman & signer of Declaration of Independence
  • 1744 - John Jeffries, colonial physician & meteorologist
  • 1778 - Sir Robert Peel, (C) British P.M. (1834-46) & founder of Tories
  • 1837 - Evangelist Dwight Lyman Moody,
  • 1840 - John Boyd Dunlop, developed pneumatic rubber tire
  • 1848 - Belle Starr, of the wild west
  • 1878 - Andre-Gustave Citron, French auto maker
  • 1900 - Adlai Stevenson, (D) Ill gov & pres candidate
  • 1906 - John Carradine, actor
  • 1907 - Norton Simon, business executive
  • 1914 - William Burroughs, U.S. novelist (Naked Lunch)
  • 1919 - Red Buttons, comedian/Actor
  • 1926 - Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, publisher (NY Times)
  • 1934 - Hank Aaron, baseball player (record 755 HR's)
  • 1939 - Jane Bryant Quinn, newscaster
  • 1946 - Charlotte Rampling, in England
  • 1948 - Barbara Hershey, in Atlanta Georgia
  • 1951 - Elizabeth Swados, American composer & playwright

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