by Bob Fields

On January 8:

Mark Antony (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Benedict Arnold (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Albert Schweitzer (Image Credit: WikiTree)









83 BC - Mark Antony, Roman general and politician (d. 30 BC).
1741 - Benedict Arnold, American Revolution general, traitor, and English general (d. 1801).
1875 - Albert Schweitzer, French-Gabonese physician and philosopher, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965) (Albert Schweitzer Hospital).
1886 - Hugh Lofting*, English author and poet, created Doctor Dolittle (d. 1947).
1892 - Hal Roach*, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1992) (Laurel and HardyOur Gang).
1896 - John Dos Passos*, American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1970) (U.S.A. trilogy).
1941 - Faye Dunaway*, American actress and producer (Bonnie and ClydeNetwork).


Edmond Halley (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Lewis Carroll (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Humphrey Bogart (Image Credit: WIkiTree)











1742 - Edmond Halley, English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist (b. 1656) (Halley’s Comet).
1898 - Lewis Carroll, English novelist, poet, and mathematician (b. 1832) (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, “Jabberwocky“).
1920 - John Francis Dodge, American businessman, co-founded the Dodge Automobile Company (b. 1864).
1957 - Humphrey Bogart, American actor (b. 1899) (The Maltese FalconCasablancaThe African Queen).
1977 - Anthony Eden, English soldier and politician, Prime Minister 1955-57 (b. 1897).
1977 - Peter Finch, English-Australian actor (b. 1916) (the first posthumous Academy Award for Network).
1984 - Ray Kroc, American businessman and philanthropist, founded McDonalds (b. 1902).
1986 - Donna Reed, American actress (b. 1921) (It’s a Wonderful LifeThe Donna Reed Show).
2006 - Shelley Winters*, American actress (b. 1920) (The Diary of Anne FrankThe Poseidon Adventure).
2009 - Ricardo Montalbán, Mexican actor (b. 1920) (Fantasy Island).

Other Events:

Treaty of Paris (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Casablanca Conference (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Summer of Love (Image Credit: Wikipedia)








1639 – The “Fundamental Orders“, the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut.
1784 – American Revolution: Congress ratifies the Treaty of Paris with Great Britain.
1942 - Proclamation No. 2537: President Franklin D. Roosevelt requires aliens from World War II-enemy countries to register with the Department of Justice.
1943 – World War II: Guadalcanal Campaign: Japan begins the evacuation from Guadalcanal.
1943 – World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill begin the Casablanca Conference to discuss strategy and study the next phase of the war, including “unconditional surrender“.
1967 – The Human Be-In takes place in San Francisco, California, launching the Summer of Love.

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by Bob Fields

On January 8:

Elvis Presley (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Stephen Hawking (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

David Bowie (Image Credit: WikiTree)











1735 - John Carroll, first American bishop and archbishop, founder of Georgetown University (d. 1815).
1821 - W. H. L. Wallace*, American lawyer and Union Civil War general (d. 1862) (Fort HenryFort Donelson,  Shiloh).
1821 - James Longstreet, American Confederate general and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Turkey (d. 1904) (Second Bull RunFredericksburgChickamaugaAntietamthe Wilderness).
1823 - Alfred Russel Wallace*, Welsh-English geographer, biologist, and explorer, who independently conceived the theory of evolution through natural selection (d. 1913).
1862 - Frank Nelson Doubleday, American publisher, founded the Doubleday Publishing Company (d. 1934).
1867 - Emily Greene Balch, American economist, sociologist and pacifist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1961).
1885 - John Curtin, Australian journalist and politician, 14th Prime Minister of Australia during WW2 (d. 1945).
1909 - Evelyn Wood*, American author and speed reading educator (d. 1995).
1911 - Gypsy Rose Lee, American actress, dancer, and author (d. 1970).
1912 – José Ferrer, Puerto Rican-American actor and director, the first Hispanic to win an Academy Award (d. 1992) (Cyrano de Bergerac).
1935 - Elvis Presley, American singer, guitarist, and actor (d. 1977).
1942 - Stephen Hawking, English physicist and author (A Brief History of Time).
1947 - David Bowie, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (d. 2016) (Ziggy Stardust, “Fame“).


Galileo (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Eli Whitney (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Robert Baden-Powell (Image Credit: WikiTree)











1642 - Galileo Galilei, Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher (b. 1564).
1825 - Eli Whitney, American engineer and theorist, invented the cotton gin (b. 1765).
1941 - Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, English general (b. 1857) (Scouting for Boys).
1976 - Zhou Enlai*, Chinese soldier and politician, 1st Premier of the People’s Republic of China (b. 1898).
2007 - Yvonne De Carlo, Canadian-American actress and singer (b. 1922) (Lily Munster of The Munsters).

Other Events:

Battle of New Orleans (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Gallipoli (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Fourteen Points (Image Credit: Wikipedia)











1790 - George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address in New York City.
1815 – War of 1812: Battle of New OrleansAndrew Jackson repulse the British, the most one-sided battle of the war, fought after the peace treaty was signed.
1835 – The US national debt is zero for the first and only time, ever.
1877 - Crazy Horse* and his warriors fight their last battle against the US Cavalry at Wolf Mountain, Montana Territory, six months after defeating Custer at Little Big Horn.
1916 - World War I: Allied forces retreat from the Gallipoli Peninsula in the Ottoman Empire, with 188,000 Allied casualties
1918 – U.S. President Woodrow Wilson announces his “Fourteen Points” for the aftermath of World War I.
1964 – US President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a “War on Poverty“.
1973 - Watergate scandal: The trial of seven men accused of illegal entry into Democratic Party headquarters at Watergate begins.
1982 - Breakup of the Bell System: AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subsidiaries.

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by Bob Fields

On June 4:

King George III (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Carl Gustaf Mannerheim (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Angelina Jolie (Image Credit: Wikipedia)











1738 – King George III of the United Kingdom (d. 1820).
1867 - Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim*, Finnish general and politician, leader of the Whites in the Finish Civil War, Regent of Finland, WW2 commander, 6th President of Finland (d. 1951)
1907 - Rosalind Russell, American actress and singer (d. 1976) (Gypsy).
1924 - Dennis Weaver, American actor and director (d. 2006) (GunsmokeMcCloud).
1928 – Dr. Ruth Westheimer*, German-American sex therapist and author.
1975 - Angelina Jolie, American actress, director, producer, and activist.


Casanova (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Wilhelm II (Image Credit: WikiTree)

Reinhard Heydritch (Image Credit: WikiTree)










1039 - Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor, whose reign marked a high point of the medieval imperial rule and a relatively peaceful period for the Empire (b. 990).
1798 - Giacomo Casanova*, Italian adventurer and author (b. 1725).
1941 - Wilhelm II, German Emperor (b. 1859).
1942Reinhard Heydrich, German SS officer and politician, after an assassination attempt. At least 1300 people were killed by the Nazis, and many more deported, in retaliation (b. 1904).

Other Events: 

Dunkirk (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Midway (Image Credit: Wikipedia)

Tiananmen Square (Image Credit: Wikipedia)










1862 – American Civil War: Confederate troops evacuate Fort Pillow on the Mississippi River, leaving the way clear for Union troops to take Memphis, Tennessee.
1917 – The first Pulitzer Prizes are awarded.
1919 - Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing the right to vote regardless of gender.
1940 – World War II: The Dunkirk evacuation: British forces complete the evacuation of 338,000 troops from France. Winston Churchill delivers his “We shall fight on the beaches” speech.
1942 – World War II: The Battle of Midway begins. The Japanese Admiral Chūichi Nagumo* orders a strike on Midway Island. Four Japanese aircraft carriers were sunk during the battle.
1944 – World War II: Rome falls to the Allies, the first Axis capital to fall.
1954 – French and Vietnamese officials sign treaties in Paris, according independence to Vietnam.
1989 – The pro-democracy Tiananmen Square protests are crushed in Beijing by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, with hundreds, possibly thousands, dead.
1989 - Solidarity‘s victory in the first (somewhat) free parliamentary elections in post-war Poland sparks off a succession of peaceful anti-communist revolutions in Eastern Europe.

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