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0579 Benedict I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
0657 St Vitalian begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Eugene I
1178 Frederick I (Barbarossa), Holy Roman Emperor, crowned King of Burgundy
1419 Anti-Catholic Hussites, followers of executed reformer Jan Hus, stormtown hall in Prague & throw Catholic councillors out the windows
1537 Resistant of Bomy: French/Dutch cease fire
1601 Spanish garrison of Rhine birch surrenders to Earl Mauritius
1618 Prince Maurits' troops pull into Utrecht
1619 House of Burgesses Virginia forms, 1st elective US governing body
1626 Earthquake hits Naples; 10,000 die
1646 English parliament sets king Charles I Newcastle Propositions
1650 Prince Willem II occupies Amsterdam
1653 Johan de Witt sworn in as pension advisor of Holland
1655 Dutch troops occupy Fort Assahudi Seram
1678 English troops lands in Flanders
1715 Spanish gold & silver fleet disappears off St Lucie, Florida
1729 City of Baltimore founded
1733 Society of Freemasons opens 1st American lodge in Boston
1739 Caspar Wistar begins glass manufacturing in Allowaystown, NJ
1775 Capt Cook with Resolution returns to England
1792 500 Marseillaisian men sing France's national anthem for 1st time
1809 English invasion army lands in Walcheren
1822 James Varick becomes 1st bishop of Afr Meth Episcopal Zion Church
1824 Gioacchino Rossini becomes manager of Théƒtre Italian, Paris
1826 Java prince Dipo Negoro surprise attacks Dutch colony, 82 killed
1836 1st English newspaper published in Hawaii
1839 Slave rebels, take over slaver Amistad
1844 1st US yacht club organized, NY Yacht Club
1863 Pres Lincoln issues "eye-for-eye" order to shoot a rebel prisoner for every black prisoner shot
1864 Battle of Chambersburg, PA - burned by Union forces under McCausland
1864 Battle of the Crater: Gen Burnsides fails on attack of Petersburg
1864 Confederate troops attack Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in fire
1865 Pope Pius IX visits Suriname
1866 Race riot in New Orleans
1870 Staten Island ferry "Westfield" burns, killing 100
1874 1st baseball teams to play outside US, Boston-Phila in British Isles
1878 German anti-semitism begins during the Reichstag election
1878 Russian assault on Plevna Turkey, 7,300 Russian casualties
1889 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Naval Treaty" (BG)
1898 Will Kellogg invents Corn Flakes
1902 Anti-Jewish rioters attack funeral procession of Rabbi Joseph (NYC)
1905 Dutch Covenant of Worker's union, NVV, forms
1908 Around the World Automobile Race ends in Paris
1909 John A Heyder becomes president of baseball's National League
1909 Wright Brothers deliver 1st military plane to the army
1913 Conclusion of 2nd Balkan War
1914 Austrian-Hungary & Russia proclaim general mobilization
1914 French troops withdraw 10 km from German border
1914 John French appointed British supreme commander
1916 German saboteurs blow up a munitions plant on Black Tom Island, NJ
1917 Board of Commissioners of Cleveland Metroparks has its 1st meeting
1923 New Zealand claims Ross Dependency
1926 Albanian boundaries deduced
1928 George Eastman shows 1st color motion pictures (US)
1930 1st broadcast of "Death Valley Days" on NBC-radio
1930 Uruguay beats Argentina 4-2 for soccer's 1st World Cup in Montevideo
1932 10th modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles
1933 28th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats France in Paris (3-2)
1935 1st Penguin book is published, starting the paperback revolution
1937 Phillies Dolph Camilli, plays 1st base & registers no put outs
1938 Gen Metaxas names himself premier of Greece
1939 Belgium Sylvère Maes wins 33rd Tour de France
1941 German occupiers forbid SDAP, VDB, ARP, RKSP, CHU & SGP in Netherlands
1942 FDR signs bill creating women's Navy auxiliary agency (WAVES)
1942 German SS kills 25,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia
1942 German occupiers set night curfew on Jews in Netherlands
1943 Last Judy Garland-Mickey Rooney movie released (Girl Crazy)
1943 US 45th Infantry division occupies San Stefano
1944 Heavy battles at Tessy-sur-Vire & Villebaudon Normandy
1944 US 30th division reaches suburbs of St-L“ Normandy
1945 Philippines Sea: US cruiser Indianapolis torpedoed/sinks, 880 die
1946 1st rocket attains 100 mi (167 km) altitude, White Sands, NM
1947 Cin Reds 16 game win streak ends, losing to NY Giants 5-4
1948 Emile Zatopek runs Olympic record (10K - 29:59.6)
1948 Professional wrestling premieres on prime-time network TV (DuMont)
1949 British warship HMS Amethyst escape down Yangtze River, having been refused a safe passage by Chinese Communists after 3-month standoff
1951 Ty Cobb testifies before the Emanuel Celler committee, denying that the reserve clause makes peons of baseball players
1952 Ford Frick sets waiver rule to bar inter-league deals until all clubs in same league get right to bid
1954 Bob Kennedy hits the 1st grand slam for the new Baltimore Orioles
1954 Elvis Presley joins Memphis Federation of Musicians, Local 71
1955 Louison Bobet wins his 3rd Tour de France
1956 US motto "In God We Trust" authorized
1959 In his major league debut, SF Giant Willie McCovey goes 4-for-4
1960 1st AFL preseason game Boston Patriots defeat Bills in Buffalo (28-7)
1961 43rd PGA Championship: Jerry Barber shoots a 277 at Olympia Fields IL
1961 Judy Kimball wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
1962 33rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-4 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
1962 All star MVP: Leon Wagner (LA Angels)
1963 British spy Kim Philby found in Moscow
1964 US naval fire on Hon Ngu/Hon Mo, North Vietnam
1965 Charles Ives' "From the Steeples & the Mountains," premieres
1965 Duke Ellington's "Golden Brown & the Green Apple," premieres
1965 LBJ signs Medicare bill, which goes into effect in 1966
1965 Milwaukee manager Bobby Bragan says his pitchers threw 75 to 80 spitballs in a 9-2 loss to the Giants
1966 Beatles' "Yesterday... & Today," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 5 weeks
1966 England beats West Germany 4-2 for soccer's 8th World Cup in London
1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Supertest Ladies Golf Open
1966 US airplanes bombs demilitarized zone in Vietnam
1967 Clifford Ann Creed/Margie Masters wins Yankee Ladies' Team Golf Champ
1967 Race riot in Milwaukee (4 killed)
1968 Beatles' Apple Boutique closes, entire inventory is given away
1968 Wash Senator Ron Hansen makes 1st unassisted triple-play in 41 years
1969 Astros Denis Menke & Jim Wynn hit grandslams in 9th inn vs Mets
1969 Barbra Streisand opens for Liberace at International Hotel, Las Vegas
1969 KAEC TV channel 19 in Lufkin, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
1969 Mariner 6 passes Venus on 3410 km (74 photos)
1970 -Aug 5] Hurricane Celia, kills 31 in Cuba, Florida & Texas
1970 30,000 attend Powder Ridge Rock Festival, Middlefield Ct
1971 38th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Baltimore 24, All Stars 17 (52,289)
1971 George Harrison releases "Bangladesh"
1971 Japanese Boeing 727 collides with an F-86 fighter killing 162
1971 US Apollo 15 (Scott & Irwin) lands on Mare Imbrium on the Moon
1972 "Ain't Supposed to Die Death" closes at Barrymore NYC after 325 perfs
1972 Jan Ferraris wins LPGA Lady Pepsi Golf Open
1973 Texas Rangers Jim Bibby no-hits 1st-place Oakland, 6-0
1974 House Judiciary Committee votes on 3rd & last charge of "high crimes & misdemeanors" to impeach President Nixon in the Watergate cover-up
1975 Simon Gray's "Otherwise Engaged," premieres in London
1975 Teamsters Pres Jimmy Hoffa disappears in suburban Detroit
1976 Giulio Andreotti sworn in as premier of Italy
1976 Japanese beat Russian for Olympic gold in woman's volleyball
1978 Expos crush Braves, 19-0, collecting 28 hits & NL-record-tying 8 HRs
1978 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic
1980 Houston Astro pitcher J R Richard suffers a stroke
1980 Vanuatu (New Hebrides) gains independence from Britain & France
1981 Belgian Senate accept laws against racism
1981 Simon Gray's "Quartermaine's Terms," premieres in London
1982 Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats
1982 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
1983 Official speed record for a piston-driven aircraft, 832 kph, Calif
1983 Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of USSR jerks a record 261 kg
1984 Alvenus tanker at Cameron La, spills 2.8 million gallons of oil
1984 Holly Roffey (11 days) gets heart transplant
1984 Soap Opera "Santa Barbara" premieres on NBC TV
1985 Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-I mission
1985 Valerie Lowrance, of Texas, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss
1988 Cin Red pitcher John Franco sets a record of 13 saves in 1 month
1988 Harry Drake shoots arrow record 1873m
1988 James Ogilvy (under Engl princess Alexandra) marries Julia Rawlinson
1988 John Franco saves record 13th game of July
1988 Jordanian King Hussein renounces sovereignity over West Bank to PLO
1988 King Hussein dissolves Jordan's House of Representatives
1988 Ronald J Dossenbach begins world record ride, pedaling across Canada from Vancouver BC, to Halifax, NS (13 days, 15 hr, 4 min)
1989 Chile amends its constitution
1989 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic
1990 5 Bank of Credit & Commerce members found guilty of money
1990 Graham Gooch scores 123 v India to follow up 1st innings 333
1990 Soldiers opens fire on worshippers in Monrovian church, 200-600 die
1990 George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as prinicipal partner of NY Yankees
1991 MTV announces it will split into 3 channels in 1993
1991 Red Sox Carlos Quintana is 11th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (3rd)
1992 Lin Li swims female world record/OR 200m medley (2:11.65)
1994 Record 103.8°F (39.9°C) in Preschen Lausitz Germany
1995 Becky Iverson wins LPGA Friendly's Golf Classic
1995 Dominic Cork takes hat-trick in England Test Cricket win v WI
1995 Lara completes 5th Test Cricket century, 145 at Old Trafford
1995 Richie Ashburn and Mike Schmidt enter basaeball's Hall of Fame
1996 Tommy Lasoda retires as LA Dodger manager
1997 Terrorist double suicide bombing in Jerusalem, kills 14

Birthdays for today in history Events  Deaths
1511Giorgio Vasari, Italy, painter/art historian (Vasari's Lives)
1747Antonio Benedetto Maria Puccini, composer
1751Maria A [Nannerl] Mozart, Austrian pianist/Wolfgang's sister
1763Samuel Rogers, English poet (Italy, a poem)
1793Josepf François Snel, composer
1815Thomas Jackson Rodman, Bvt Brig General (Union volunteers)
1817Charles Radoux-Rogier, composer
1818Emily Jane Brontë, England, novelist (Wuthering Heights)
1818John Heemskerk Azn, Dutch minister of Internal minister (1866..88)
1824Eugenio Terziani, composer
1831Helene P Blavatsky, founder (Theosophist Cooperation)
1837Elon John Farnsworth, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
1838Eugen Richter, German parliament member (Liberal)
1845Jacob C van Marken, Dutch philantropist/CEO (Calvé-Delft)
1855James Edward Kelly, US, sculptor "Sculptor of American History"
1855Wilhelm von Siemens, German industrialist
1856Richard B Haldane, British viscount/lord-chancellor (Life of A Smith)
1857Thorstein Veblen, US, economist (Theory of the Leisure Class-1899)
1863Henry Ford, Dearborn Township Mich, auto maker (Ford)
1868Alfred Weber, German economist/sociologist
1872Clementine, Princess of Belgium, wife of Prince Napoleon Bonaparte
1875James William Tate, composer
1880Robert Rutherford McCormick, US, editor/publisher (Chicago Tribune)
1882Holmes Herbert, Mansfield England, actor (The Kiss)
1882Leo van Puyfielde, Flemish art historian
1886Johan Algot Haquinius, composer
1887Felix A Vening Meinesz, Dutch geophysicist (gravity)
1887Timothy Mara, NFL owner (NY Giants)
1888Jean-Jacques Bernard, French writer (Mon père Tristan Bernard)
1888Raden Sutomo, Indonesian freedom fighter
1889Vladimir K Zworykin, USSR, electronics engineer/inventor, father of TV
1890Casey Stengel, baseball manager (Yankees (1949-60)/NY Met's 1st)
1892Roy Park, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1920, out 1st ball)
1897Jacques de Kadt, Dutch politician/writer (Fascism is War!)
1898Henry Moore, England, sculptor (Vertebrae)
1899Gerald Moore, England, pianist (Am I Too Loud)
1899Henricus Moorman, Dutch vice-admiral (KVP)
1899John Woods Duke, composer
1906L'udovit Rajter, composer
1906Serafin Pro, composer
1909Cyril Northcote Parkinson, England, historian (Pursuit of Progress)
1912Anne B Ridler, British poetess (Who is my neighbor?)
1913Ivo Lhotka-Kalinski, composer
1913Karl Guttmann, Austrian/Neth playwright/director (Albee/Pinter)
1916Robert van Spaendonk, Dutch resistance fighter
1918Joe Daley, jazz tenor/clarinet/flute player
1921Georg G Lampe, Dutch painter/director (Free Academy)
1921Grant Johannesen, Salt Lake City Ut, pianist (Osténd 1st prize 1947)
1921Jacques Vander Schueren, Belgium, minister of Economic Affairs
1922Zbigniew Wiszniewski, composer
1923Dipa Nusantara Aidit, Indonesian communist/leader of PKI (1951-65)
1923John Richard Brinsley Norton, landowner
1924Christopher Shaw, composer
1924William Gass, Fargo ND, novelist/philosopher (Omensetter's Luck)
1925Antoine Duhamel, composer
1925Jacques Sernas, Lithuania, actor (La Dolce Vita, Helen of Troy)
1926Peter T Thwaites, British brig-gen/playwright (Love or money)
1927Richard Johnson, actor (Never So Few, Restless, Beyond the Door)
1929Christine McGuire, Middletown Oh singer (McGuire Sisters-Sugartime)
1929Sid Kroft, Athens Greece, puppeteer (Barbara Mandrell Show)
1930Thomas Sowell, author/activist
1931Joan Vohs, St Albans NY, actress (Fort Ti, Vice Squad, Sabrina)
1933Edd "Kookie" Byrnes, LA, actor (77 Sunset Strip, Jack the Ripper)
1934Andre Prevost, composer
1934Ben Piazza, Little Rock Ark, actor (Blues Brothers, Ben Casey, Dallas)
1934Bud Selig, owner (Milw Brewers)/acting baseball commissioner
1936Buddy Guy, rocker
1936George "Buddy" Guy, US blues guitarist (Stone Crazy)
1936Istvan Zelenka, composer
1936John Burton-Hall, Dorset England, captain (QE2)
1936Ralph Taeger, Richmond Hill NY, actor (Klondike, Acapulco, Hondo)
1936Yuri Alexandrovich Falik, composer
1938Vayachselav Ivanenko, USSR, 50K walker (Olympic-gold-1988)
1939Eleanor Smeal, leader (National Organization for Women)
1939Peter Bogdanovich, Kingston NY, director/producer (Last Picture Show)
1940Clive Sinclair, British computer inventor (ZX Spectrum)
1940Patricia Schroeder, (Rep-D-Colorado, 1973- )
1940Reva Rose, Chicago Ill, singer/actress (Temperature's Rising)
1941Count Desmond, [Edward Benjamin], Binghamton NY, sword swallower
1941Paul Anka, Ottawa Ontario, singer (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
1944Frances de la Tour, actress (Bejeweled, Wombling Free)
1944Teresa Cahill, opera singer
1945David Sanborn, jazz saxophonist (David Letterman Show)
1946Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond, rock bassist (Jethro Tull)
1947Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austria, body builder (Commando, Terminator)
1947Margo Sappington, Baytown TX, actress (Oh Calcutta)
1947William Atherton, Ct, actor (Real Genius, Ghostbusters, Class of 44)
1949Joyce Jones, US singer (1st Choice)
1950Frank Stallone, NYC, Sylvestor's brother/actor (Barfly, Outlaw Force)
1950Wime de Craene, Flemish chansonnier/composer
1953Aleksandr Nikolayevich Balandin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-9)
1954Ken Olin, Chicago Ill, actor (Hill St Blues, Michael-30 Something)
1956Anita Hill, professor of law, Clarence Thomas' nemesis
1956Delta Burke, Orlando Fla, actress (Suzanne-Designing Women)
1956Phil Fearon, rocker (Galaxy, Kandidate-I Don't Want to Lose You)
1957Bert Oosterbosch, Dutch bicyclist
1957Bill Cartwright, basketball player (NY Knicks, Chic Bulls)
1957Mark Tymchyshyn, Minneapolis, actor (Gavin-As The World Turns)
1957Rat Scabies, [Chris Miller], Surrey England, rock drummer (Damned)
1958Daley Thompson, London, Decathalete (Olympic-gold-1980, 1984)
1958Kate Bush, Plumstead England, singer/songwriter (Wild Things)
1958Richard Burgi, Montclair NJ, actor (Chad Rollo-Another World)
1959Petra Felke, German DR, javelin thrower (world record 1988)
1961Laurence Fishburne, Augusta GA, actor (Red Heat, School Daze)
1961Reggie Roby, NFL punter (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1962Andy Green, UK, 1st to break sound barrier on land
1962Monique Gabrielle, KC Mo, actress (Flashdance, Night Shift)
1962Tom Pagnozzi, Tucson AZ, catcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1962Vladimir Nikolayevich Dezhurov, Rus lt-colonel/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-21)
1963Chris Mullin, Bkln NY, NBA forward (Warriors, Pacers, Olympic-gold-92)
1963Ingrid Butts, Denver Colo, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
1963Lisa Kudrow, Encino Calif, actress (Phoebe-Friends, Romy & Michele)
1963Monique Gabrielle, LA Cal, actress (Bad Girls 4, Amazon Women on Moon)
1965Tex Axile, rocker (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen)
1965Tim Munton, cricketer (England pace bowler in two Tests 1992)
1968Charles Gordon, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
1968Michael Brandon, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
1968Terry Crews, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
1969Duane Bock, Southampton NY, golfer (1991 Low Amateur NY State Open)
1969Errol Stewart, S African cricket wicket-keeper (limited-over 1993)
1969Robert Porcher, NFL defensive end (Detroit Lions)
1970Ed Hawthorne, NFL defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)
1970Joe Montford, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1970Tom McManus, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1970Werner Hippler, WLAF TE (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1971Ron Blazier, Altoona PA, pitcher (Phila Phillies)
1972Clif Groce, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
1972Damon House, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
1972Jim McIlvaine, NBA center (Washington Bullets, Seattle Supersonics)
1972Olga Chernyak, Kiev Ukraine, US fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
1973Andrea Gaudenzi, Faenza Italy, tennis star (1990 French Open junior)
1973Cara Jackson, Chandler Arizona, Miss America-Arizona (1996)
1973Markus Naslund, Bonassund Swe, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks)
1974Hilary Swank, Bellingham WA, actress (Karate Kid 4)
1975Tifini Hale, Palm Springs Calif, rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why)
1977Jayme Dickman, South Bend Ind, 3x20 rifle (Olympics-1996)
1977Suangsuda Rodprasert, Miss Thailand Universe (1997)

Deaths for today in history Events  Birthdays
0579Benedict I, Italian Pope (575-79), dies
1516Johan V Nassau, earl of Nassau-Vianden/Dietz, dies
1528Jacopo d'antonio Negreti Palma, Italian painter, dies at about 48
1652John Cloppenburg, vicar/theologist, dies at 68
1653Gabriel Naudé, French librarian/ composer, dies at 53
1655Sigmund Theophil Staden, composer, dies at 47
1712Abraham Elsevier, publisher, dies
1718William Penn, English Quaker/colonizer (No cross, no crown), dies
1727Franz Weichlein, composer, dies at 67
1741Wierich PL count von Daun, gov-gen of Austria & Netherlands, dies
1771Thomas Gray, English poet, dies at 54
1781Augustin Ullinger, composer, dies at 35
1784Denis Diderot, writer, dies at 70
1796Nicolas the Pigage, French classical architect, dies
1832Jean-A-C Chaptal, French chemist/Internal minister, dies
1863George Crockett Strong, US Union gen-mjr, dies of injuries at 29
1865George Wright, US Union brig-general, dies at 61
1889Charles Absolom, cricketer (Test for Eng), dies in an accident
1898Otto von Bismarck, German "Iron" chancellor, dies at 83
1903Servas Daems, [Peeter Klein], Flem writer (Wheelbarrows), dies at 65
1912Mutsuhito, 122nd emperor of Japan (1867-1912), dies at 60
1914Albert Trott, cricketer (3 Tests for Aus, 2 for Eng), commits suicide
1914Jean Jaurés, leading socialist, assassinated in Paris
1918Chaim Soloveitchik, Rabbi of Brisk, talmudic scholar, dies
1927Robert Marquies de Flers, French writer (Monsieur Bretonneau), dies
1936Adolf Philipp, composer, dies at 72
1943Benjamin James Dale, composer, dies at 58
1947George Challenor, cricketer (played in 1st WI Test side 1928), dies
1957Sem Dresden, Dutch composer/conductor, dies at 76
1958Alexander Albrecht, composer, dies at 72
1962Myron McCormick, actor (China Girl, Jigsaw), dies of cancer at 54
1965Junichiro Tanizaki, Japanese writer (Key), dies at 79
1966Edward G Craig, English actor/dir (On Art of Theatre), dies at 94
1967John Macchia, actor (Beach Blanket Bingo), dies of stroke at 35
1967Alfried Krupp, German industrialist, dies at 59
1968Jon Leifs, composer, dies at 69
1970George Szell, Hungarian/US conductor (Cleveland Orch), dies at 73
1973Erich Katz, composer, dies at 72
1973Guy Middleton, actor (Fur Collar, Now & Forever), dies at 65
1974Lev Konstantinovich Knipper, composer, dies at 75
1977Johanna Andersen-Nexö, wife of Danish poet Martin A-N, dies at 74
1977Jrgen Ponto, West German banker, murdered
1979Beppie Nooij Jr, Dutch actress (Rooie Sien), dies at 67
1980Charles McGraw, actor (Michael-Falcon, Smith Family), dies at 66
1980Norman Lloyd, composer, dies at 70
1982Frank Nicholson, S African cricket wicket-keeper (1935-36), dies
1983Howard Deitz, MGM executive, dies at 86 of Parkinson's disease
1983Lynn Fontanne, Broadway's premier actress (Emmy 1965), dies at 95
1984Maurice Tremlett, cricketer (England pace bowler 1948-49), dies
1987Mary Spinell, actress (Last Horror Film), dies
1990Karl Weber, dies of heart failure at 74
1990Ian Gow, British Conservative parliament leader, murdered
1991Leonardus S van Egerat, travel expert, dies at 68
1991William Ball, actor (Suburban Commando), dies at 60
1992Titti Sotto, latin songwriter, dies at 48 of aids
1992Joe Shuster, co creator (Superman), dies at 78
1992Brenda Marshall, actress (Highway West, Smiling Ghost), dies at 76
1993Edward B A M Raczynski, Polish pres-in-exile (1979-86), dies at 97
1993Jay Scott, [Jeffrey Scott Beaven], US/Canada movie critic, dies at 43
1993John Castrios, 1st murder in Washington NH in 200 years, killed at 45
1994Theo van Scheltinga, skater, dies at 80
1994Henry Mackie, designer of the Belfast Calorimeter, dies at 73
1994Enid Balint-Edmonds, British psychoanalyst, dies at 90
1995Biggie Rodwell Tembo Marasha, musician, dies at 36
1995Charles James Dunn, japanese scholar, dies at 80
1995Harry Shorto, linguist, dies at 75
1996Alan Cheales, dominican priest, dies at 83
1996Claudette Colbert, actress (Happened One Night), dies of stroke at 93
1996Magda Schneider, actress (Going Gay, Be Mine Tonight), dies at 87

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