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).
1942 – Reinhard 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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