Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Birthdates Which Occur on October 12:
1350 Dimitri "Donskoi" Ivanovitch great monarch of Vladimir-Soezdal
1490 Bernardo Pisano composer
1537 Edward VI Tudor, King of England (1547-53)
1606 Christoph B von Galen prince-bishop of M�nster (1650-78)
1686 Silvius Leopold Weiss composer
1713 Johann Ludwig Krebs composer
1742 Johan Peter Melchior German sculptor
1759 Frantisek Vaclav Tomes composer
1762 John W Janssens gov-gen of Cape colony/Dutch-Indies 1811
1763 John Ross composer
1798 A J Pedro I van Alcantara Kaiser of Brazil (1822-31)/king of Portugal
and Charles Albert King of Sardinia (1831-49)
1807 John Tideman Dutch Remonstrant theologist
1808 John Liptrot Hatton composer
1813 Lyman Trumbull MC (Union) died in 1896
1815 William Joseph Hardee Lt Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1873
1822 Joseph Haydn Potter Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1892
1832 Walter T Watts-Dunton England, lawyer/poet/writer (Aylwin)
1840 Helena Modjeska Poland, Shakespearian actress (Juliet)/anti-Russian
1844 George W Cable American writer (Northampton Years)
1845 Amintore Galli composer
1855 Arthur Nikisch Szent-Mikl¢s Hungary, conductor (Berlin Philharmonic)
and August Sauer Austria literature historian (Euphorion)
and Jacobus of Looy Dutch writer/painter (Death of My Cat) [or 9/12]
1860 Elmer A Sperry inventor (gyrocompass)
1866 Antonie Waldrop painter/lithographer
and James Ramsay MacDonald (L) British PM (1924, 1929-35)
1872 Ralph Vaughan Williams Down Amp England, composer (Hugh the Drover)
1875 Aleister [Edward S] Crowley (75 pseudonames), British occultist
1878 Karl Buresch Austria politician
1880 Healey Willan composer
1881 Carlos Lopez Buchardo composer
and William Nigh Berlin Wisconsin, director (Ape, Doomed to Die, Mr Wong)
1882 Hermann Wolfgang Sartorius Waltershausen German musicologist/composer
1884 Godfrey Tearle English/US actor (39 Steps)
1886 Karl Dane Copenhagen Denmark, actor (Son of the Sheik)
1890 Luis de Freitas Branco composer
1891 Edith Stein German philosopher
1893 Pall Isolfsson composer
1894 Charles Hodge Calif, NYU professor (Answers for Americans)
and Elisabeth A de Vreugd chambermaid of Dutch queen
1896 Eugenio Montale Italy, poet/translator (Xenia-Nobel 1975)
19-- Jim McKrell Little Rock Ark, actor (Semi-Tough)
and Julie McWhirter Indianapolis Ind, comedienne (Rich Little Show)
and Perle Mesta hostess (Washington DC)
and Randy West XXX actor (American Pie, Baby Face, Body Talk)
and Ronalda Douglas Opelousas La, actress (New Odd Couple)
and Tony rapper (All-4-One - So Much in Love)
1902 Dirk A M Binnendijk critic (Authoritarian Regimes in Transistion)
1906 Joe Cronin baseball (Pirates, Red Sox, Senators, MVP 1930, AL Pres)
and Willy Hess composer
1907 Wolfgang Fortner composer
1908 Ann Lane Petry US journalist/author (Street)
1909 Josephine Hutchinson Seattle WA, actress (Story of Louis Pasteur)
and Zellig S Harris US linguist
1911 Louis M de Guiringaud French foreign minister (1976-78)
1917 Hans Bentz van den Berg Dutch actor
1918 Emil Cossetto composer
1919 Andre Casanova composer
1920 Alice Childress US playwright/actress (Wedding Band)
1921 Jaroslav Drobny Czech, hockey (Oly-gold-1948), tennis (Wimb-1954)
1923 Jean Nidetch Brooklyn, founder (Weight Watchers)
1925 Fons Jansen news reader/Dutch cabaretier (court jester of beliefs)
and William Steinkraus US, equestrian jumper (Olympic-gold-1968)
1926 Hans Liebold Germany, auto racer (Nardo, Italy)
1927 Antonia Rey Havana Cuba
1928 Al Held US, painter/sculptor (hard edge-style)
1929 Robert Coles Milton Mass, author (Anna Freud, Pulitzer 1973)
1930 Jack S Gottlieb composer
1931 Raoul Pleskow composer
1932 Dick Gregory comedian/political activist/dietician (Bahamian Diet)
and Dusan Makavejev Belgrade Yugoslavia, director (Man is Not a Bird)
and Jake Garn (Sen-R-Utah, 1974- )/astronaut (STS 51D)
and Mayer Joel Mandelbaum composer
1933 Broos van Erp Dutch 2nd Chamber member (VVD)
1935 Luciano Pavarotti Moderna Italy, operatic tenor (Oh Giorgio)
and Sam Moore Miami Fl, rock vocalist (Sam & Dave-Soul Sister)
1936 Tony Kubek shortstop (NY Yankees)/sportscaster (NBC-TV, MSG)
1941 Craig A Washington (Rep-D-Texas)
1942 Daliah Lavi Shavel Zion Israel, actress (Casino Royalle, Lord Jim)
and Melvin Franklin Montgomery Alabama, rocker (Temptations)
1947 Chris Wallace Chic Ill, newscaster (NBC Weekend News)
1948 Rick Parfitt Surrey Engld, pop guitarist/singer (Status Quo-Wanderer)
1950 Susan Anton Oak Glen Calif, actress (Golden Girl, Spring Fever)
1951 Bernie Ruoff West Germany, CFL kicker (Winnipeg, Hamilton)
and Ed Royce (Rep-R-California)
1954 Tom Blomberg Dutch radio host/producer (Evening Rush Hour)
1958 Jeff Keith rock vocalist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)
1962 Sid Fernandez Hawaii, pitcher (NY Mets)
1964 Jo Ann Willette actress (Constance-Just 10 of Us, Real Genius)
1966 Wim Jonk Dutch soccer star (Ajax)
1968 Adam Rich NYC, actor (Nicholas-8 is Enough, Code Red, Gun Shy)
1969 Kimberly Ann Grimm Mt Lake Park Md, Miss Maryland-America (1991)
and Nancy Ann Kerrigan Woburn Mass, figure skater (Olympics-silver-1994)
1970 Karen Courtland Orange NJ, pairs skaters (Olympics-1994)
and Kimberly Hoskins Yuma Arizona, Miss Arizona-America (1991)
and Kirk Cameron Panorama City Calif, actor (Mike-Growing Pains)
1972 Neriah Davis Los Angeles CA, playmate (Mar, 1994)
and Tom van Mol soccer player (PSV)

Deaths Which Occured October 12:
638 Honorius I [dux plebis], Italian Pope, dies
642 Johannes IV Dalmatisch Pope (640-42), dies
1093 Robrecht de Fries earl of Flanders (1071-93), dies at about 62
1320 Michael IX Paleologi emperor of Byzantine (1295-1320), dies
1343 Reinald II duke of Gelre
1576 Maximiliaan II German king/Kaiser (1564-76), dies
1646 Fran‡ois De Bassompierre marshal of France, dies
1654 Dirck Graswinckel Dutch copurt clerk of States-General, dies at 66
Rembrandt Carel Fabritius painter, dies in an accident
1672 Frederik of Nassau count of Buren, slain in battle
1685 Geeraerdt Burns theologist/poet/historian, dies at 59
1692 Giovanni Battista Vitali composer, dies at 60
1694 Matsuo Basho greatest Japanese haiku poet, dies
1730 Frederik IV king of Denmark/Norway (1699-1730), dies
1794 James Lyon composer, dies at 59
1797 Pierre de Jelyotte composer, dies at 84
1817 Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel composer, dies at 66
1820 Elias Annes Borger theologist/poet (Ode on the Rhine), dies at 36
1829 Jacobus Blue Dutch regent/patriot, dies at about 73
1837 Frederica Louisa Wilhelmina Queen of Netherlands, dies at 62
1844 Claude Tillier French journalist/writer (My Uncle Benjamin), dies
1858 Ando Hiroshige Japanese painter, dies at 61
1860 Henry G W Smith leader of British-Indian forces, dies at 73
1864 Roger Taney 5th Supreme Court Chief Justice (1836-64), dies at 87
1865 William Vincent Wallace composer, dies at 53
1870 Robert E Lee General of Confederate Army, dies at 63
1915 Edith L Cavell British nurse, executed
1922 Daisy M C Baers Flemish philosophy/theory, dies at 33
1924 Monroe A Althouse composer, dies at 71
1929 Max Ettlinger German philosopher/theorist, dies at 52
1940 Tom Mix US actor (Texan, Hidden Gold), dies at 60
1945 Jesse James Payne lynched in Madison County Florida
1946 Joseph W Stilwell US general (China), dies
1951 Simon Kimbangu/Kibangu Congo prophet, dies in captivity at 62
1958 Ed Hinton actor (Henderson-I Lived 3 Lives), dies at 30
Gerard Hord˜k architect/painter, dies at 59
1960 Inejiro Asanuma leader Japanese Socialist Party, murdered
1964 J Howard Frazer USTA pres, dies in office
1966 Arthur Vincent Lourie composer, dies at 74
1967 Nat Pendleton Olympic wrestler/actor (Reckless), dies at 72
1969 Serge Poliakoff Russ/French painter, dies
Sonja Henie figure skater (Olympic-gold-1928, 32, 36), dies at 57
1971 Dean G Acheson US foreign minister (1949-53), dies at 78
Gene Vincent rocker, dies of bleeding ulcers at 36
October 12th 1973: Nixon nominates Gerald Ford, Republican Minority leader in the House of Representatives, as vice-president, following the resignation of Spiro Agnew on bribery and tax evasion charges.
1974 Joseph Frederick Wagner composer, dies at 74
1977 Doris Davenport actress (Behind the News, Westerner), dies at 81
1982 Chris[tiaan R] Reumer opera singer, dies
1983 Jiri Lederer Czechoslovakia journalist/dissident, dies at 61
1985 Johnny Olsen TV announcer (Price is Right), dies at 75
Ricky Wilson rock guitarist (B-52's), dies of AIDS at 32
1987 Alfred M Landon former Kansas Gov, dies at his Topeka home at 100
Philleo Nash US Bureau of Indian Affairs (1961-67), dies at 77
1988 Ken Murray actor (Bill & Coo, Crooner, Half-Marriage), dies at 85
1989 Franco [Francis Luambo/"Makiadi"], Zaire composer/music, dies at 51
1990 Max Tailleur adjunct prince Bernhard/Jewish humorist, dies
Rifaat Maghub president Egyptian parliament, murdered
1991 Aline MacMahon US actress (Backdoor to Heaven), dies at 92
Regis Toomey actor (Dive Bomber, Cry Danger, Magic Town), dies at 89
Sheila Florance Australian actress (Cactus), dies of cancer at 75
1992 Alexander Pola [Abraham Polak], actor/writer (Farce Major), dies
John Hancock actor (Catch the Heat), dies of a heart attack at 51
Ulysses Guimaraes Brazilian parliament chairman, dies in accident
1993 Leon Ames actor (Father of the Bride), dies at 91 of stroke

Holidays Which Occur October 12:
Bahamas Discovery Day
Brazil Nossa Senhora Aparecida
Equatorial Guinea Independence Day (1968)
Mexico, Latin America Dia de la Raza/Day of the Race
Spain National Day
Sudan Republican Anniversary Day
US Official Columbus Day (1492)

Religious Observances on October 12:
RC Maximilian van Celeia (Cilli), apostle of Noricum
RC Serafinus, clerical advisor
709 RC Commemoration of St Wilfrid, bishop of York, confessor

Things to Remember for October 12:
Flowers-calendula, cosmos & hops Gem-opal & tourmaline
Hispanic Heritage Month
National Lupus Month-Eggtober-Computer Learning Month
National Restaurant-Car Maintance Month-Rocktober-Octoberfess
10 Days Astrological sign: Libra
[Ancient Rome] Augustalia (honor of Augustus C‘sar)

Highlights in History Which Occur October 12:
638 Honorius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope; Pope Severinus elected
642 John IV ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1002 King Aethelred II England leads Denen massacre
1165 Rambam reaches Jerusalem
1285 180 Jews refuse baptism in Munich Germany, they are set on fire
1366 King Frederick III of Siciliy forbids decorations on synagogues
1459 Battle at Ludfor: Richard of York defeated
1492 Columbus arrives in Bahamas [real Columbus Day]
and Flemish rebel leader Philip van Kleef surrenders
1504 Queen Isabella I of Spain signs her testament
1509 Emperor Maximilian leaves Italy
1518 Pontifical ambassador interrogates Martin Luther
1549 John Dudley earl of Warwick becomes English premier
1576 Rudolf II succeeds Maximilian II as arch duke of Austria
1654 Kruittoren van Delft, explodes, 50-100 killed
1659 English Rump-government fires John Lambert & other generals
1692 Massachusetts Bay disbands witch trials
1702 Battle of Bay of Vigo: Dutch & English fleet destroy & occupy
Spanish silver fleet & French squadron
1711 Karel VI Habsburg crowned Roman Catholic emperor
1729 Willem KH Friso installed as viceroy of Gelderland
1730 Christian VI succeeds Frederik IV as king of Denmark
1776 British Brigade begins guarding Throgg Necks Road in Bronx
1798 Flemish uprising against French occupied Boerenkr˜g
and Friedrich von Schillers "Wallensteins Lager," premieres in Weimar
1815 Ex-king Joachim Murat van Naples sentenced to death
1822 2nd eruption of Galunggung (Java) destroys summit of mountain
1823 Charles Macintosh of Scotland begins selling raincoats (Macs)
1833 Charles Darwin begins return trip to Buenos Aires
1853 John Morrissey wins boxing title, when Yankee Sullivan leaves ring
after 36th round to slug Morrissey's fans
1854 Lincoln University founded as Ashmun Institute
1860 British & French troops capture Peking
1861 Confederate ironclad Manassas attack Union's Richmond on Mississippi
1862 JEB Stuart completes his "2nd ride around McClellan"
and Maj Gen Earl Van Dorn assumes command of Conf troops in Missisippi
and Skirmish at Monocacy, Maryland
1871 Pres Grant claims to be against Ku Klux Klan
1872 Montreal Foot Ball Club 1st game playing Quebec City to 0-0 tie
1879 British troops occupy Kabul Afghanistan
1881 Henry M Stanley signs contract with Congo monarch
1886 Hurricane & sea surge kills 250 at Indianola Texas
and Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 2nd Stain" (BG)
1891 Astronomical Society of France is inaugurated
1899 South Africa Boer Republic declares war on England
1907 Cubs beat Tigers 4 games to 0 with 1 tie in 4th World Series
1914 1st battle at Ypres, begins
1915 English nurse Edith Cavell executed by Germans in Belgium (WW II)
and Theodore Roosevelt criticizes US citzens with dual nationalities
1916 Boston Red Sox beat Bkln Dodgers, 4 games to 1 in 13th World Series
1918 1st use of iron lung (Boston's Children Hospital)
and Cloquet Minn & 25 other communities destroyed by forest fire, 559 die
and Forest fire in Minnesota & Northern Wisconsin kills about 800
1920 Cleve Indians beat Bkln Dodgers, 5 games to 2 in 17th World Series
and Man O'War's last race & win
and Soccer team Quick '20 forms
1923 NY Giant's Casey Stengel HR beats Yanks 1-0 in world series
1924 Sokolnicheskaya Radio begins broadcasting from Moscow
1925 Albert Michelsen runs world record marathon (2:19:01.8)
and German-Russian trade agreement signed
1927 Hermann Gorner of Germany raises 24 men weighing 4,123 lbs on
a plank with soles of his feet
1929 Cubs blow 8-0 world series lead, A's score 10 in 1 inning
1931 1st International Conference on Calendar Reform
and E Delporte discovers asteroid #2913 Horta
1933 Alcatraz becomes a federal prison (unofficially)
and John Dillinger escapes from Allen County, OH, jail
1935 Cole Porters musical "Jubilee," premieres in NYC
1940 Hitler begins operation-Seel”we (invasion of England)
1941 Russian govt moves from Moscow to Volga as Nazis close in on Moscow
1942 Successful Russian counter attack through 37th Guard division
and US navy defeats Japanese in WW II Battle of Cape Esperance
1943 US bombs Rabaul, New Britain
1944 German army retreats from Athens
1948 Casey Stengel takes over as Yankee manager
1949 Eugenie Anderson becomes 1st woman ambassador nominated in US
1950 Irving Berlin's musical "Call Me Madam," premieres in NYC
1952 KBTV (now KUSA) TV channel 9 in Denver, CO (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 US & Greece signs peace treaty (US bases)
1956 Marga Klomp‚ becomes 1st Dutch women elected minister
1957 1st coml flight between Calif & Antartica
1958 CVP wins municipal elections in Belgium
and USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
and WJRT TV channel 12 in Flint, MI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1960 Nikita Khrushchev pounds his shoe at UN General Assembly session
1961 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
and US/USSR sign joint space effort in telecommunications & meteorology
1963 Archaeological digs begin at Masada, Israel
and At 4 AM, traffic on Bay Bridge is 1-way on each deck
1964 Goethe Link Observatory discovers asteroid #1728 Goethe Link
and KCSM TV channel 60 in San Mateo-San Francis, CA (PBS) begins
and Launch of Voskhod 1, 1st 3 man crew (Komarov, Feokistov, Yegorov)
and Voskhod 1 launched: 1st flight with 3 cosmonauts
and WSBK TV channel 38 in Boston, MA (IND/ABC/CBS/NBC) begin
and WUCM TV channel 19 in University Center, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
1967 St Louis Cards beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 64th World Series
as Lou Brock steals a record 7 bases in 1 world series
1968 19th Olympic games open at Mexico City, Mexico
and Equatorial Guinea (Spanish Guinea) declares independence from Spain
and Norma Enriqueta Basilio Satelo is 1st woman to light Olympic flame
1969 KDB-AM in Santa Barbara CA changes call letters to KAPN
and KHOF (now KAGL) TV ch 30 in San Bernardino/Glenda, CA (IND) begins
and Soyuz 7 is launched
and Yoko Ono suffers another miscarriage
1971 V Piksaev discovers asteroid #2094 Magnitka
1972 46 sailors injured in race riot on aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk
and Billy Harris failed in 1st Islander penalty shot
and Mariner 9 takes pictures of Martian north pole
1973 Israeli counter offensive in southern Syria
and Juan Per¢n elected president of Argentina
and Nixon nominates Gerald Ford to replace Spiro Agnew as VP
1974 1st time Wash Caps are shutout as they are beat 6-0 by Minnesota
1975 Archbishop Oliver Plunkett became 1st Irish-born saint in 7 centuries
and Jacqueline Hansen runs women's world record marathon (2:38:19)
and NASA launches space vehicle S-195
1976 4th Space Shuttle Enterprise, approach & land test (ALT) flight
and Hua Guo-feng succeeds Mao Tse-tung as chairman of Communist Party
1977 "Throwaway Game" Catfish Hunter loses WS 6-1 resting Yank pitchers
and 4th test of space shuttle Enterprise
and P Wild discovers asteroids #2175 Andrea Doria, #2429, #2565 & #3026
and Psychic Romark attempts to drive blindfolded, smashed into cop van
and US Supreme Court heard arguments in "reverse discrimination" case of
Allan Bakke, white student denied admission to U of Calif Med School
1978 Representatives of Israel & Egypt open talks in Washington
1979 Pressure in nucleus of tropical cyclone at Guam hits record 870 hpa
and Purple Mountain Observatory discovers asteroid #3340
1982 38.6 cm (15.2") of rainfall, Angoon Alaska (state record)
and Milwaukee Brewer Paul Molitor getrs world sereis record 5 hits
1983 E Bowell discovers asteroids #2985 Shakespeare & #3714
1984 IRA bombs hotel where Margaret Thatcher is staying
1985 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 61A mission
and Intl Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War receives Nobel Prize
and US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1986 Calif Angels within 1 pitch of pennant victory lose to Red Sox
1987 George Harrison releases "Got My Mind Set On You"
and Minnesota Twins beat Detroit Tigers for AL pennant
1988 Israel & China sign trade deal, plan diplomatic relations
1989 Herschel Walker is traded from Cowboys to Vikings for 12 players
and Musical "Buddy" with Paul Hipp premieres in London
1990 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1991 Wrestler Rip Oliver forced to retire after being injured by Crush
1992 5.8 earthquake at Cairo (at least 510 die)
and Arecibo radio telescope begins Microwave search for occupied planets
and Brett "Hitman" Hart beats Ric Flair for WWF Heavyweight title
and Expo '92 closes in Seville Spain
and Howard Stern's 1st broadcast in Albany (WQBX)
and Microwave Observing Project begins (seeking alien life)
and Wash Redskin Art Monk sets NFL record with 820th reception
1994 Contact with Venus orbitter Magellan broken
and Iranian Fokker's F28 explode between Isfahan & Teheran: 66 killed
1822 2nd eruption of Galunggung (Java) destroys the summit of the
mountain. 100 villages destroyed and 4,000 perish.
1886 Hurricane and sea surge kills 250 at Indianola, Texas.
1918 Sawmill town of Cloquet, Minnesota & 25 other communities
destroyed by forest fire. 559 die

Your Special Reminders for October 12:
1876 35øF lowest temperature for this date in NYC
and 1954 86øF highest temperature for this date in NYC
and 285th day of year with 80 days left (Numerology = 4)

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