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Musical suggestions of the day - Sérgio Godinho

Sérgio Godinho was born in Porto on 31 Aug 1945

Lisboa que amanhece

É terça-feira


O primeiro dia


Aug 31, 2007: 3rd International Blog Day

Blog Day 2007

«BlogDay was created with the belief that bloggers should have one day dedicated to getting to know other bloggers from other countries and areas of interest. On that day Bloggers will recommend other blogs to their blog visitors. With the goal in mind, on this day every blogger will post a recommendation of 5 new blogs. This way, all blog readers will find themselves leaping around and discovering new, previously unknown blogs».

So, here goes my recommendations (only blogs not mentioned until now in this blog):
What was I thinking
4 the love of animals
Somewhat Frank
Bola na Trave
Paisajes literarios


On this day in History - Aug 31

0012 - Caius Cæsar Caligula was born (d. 0041). 3rd Roman Emperor (0037-0041).
0161 - Lucius Aelius Aurelius Commodus was born (d. 0192). Roman Emperor (0180-0192).
0651 - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne dies. Irish bishop and missionary.
1056 - Byzantine Empress Theodora dies suddenly (b. 0981) without children to succeed the throne, ending the Macedonian dynasty.
1057 - Leofric dies. Count of Mercia and husband of Lady Godiva.
1158 - Sancho III dies. King of Castilia.
1218 - Al-Malik ab-Adil, Saphadin, Saif al-Din, brother of Saladin, dies.
1234 - Emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan dies (b. 1212).
1290 - Edward I, King of England, expels the Jews from England.
1346 - Edward III, King of England, lays siege to Calais.
1372 - Ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford dies (b. 1301). English soldier.
1422 - King Henry V of England dies (b. 1387) in Vincennes, near Paris.
1522 -Adrian VI (Netherlands) is crowned last non-Italian Pope until 1978.
1535 - Pope Paul II deposes and excommunicates England's King Henry VIII.
1569 - Jahangir was born (d. 1627). Mughal Emperor of India.
1602 – Amalia von Solms was born (d. 1675). Countess of Solms-Braunfels.
1615 - Etienne Pasquier dies. French jurist and historian.
1645 - Francesco Bracciolini dies (b. 1566). Italian poet.
1654 - Ole Worm dies (b. 1588). Danish physician.
1663 - Guillaume Amontons was born (d. 1705). French physicist and instrument maker.
1688 - John Bunyan dies (b. 1628). English writer (Pilgrim's Progress).
1721 - George Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol was born (d. 1775). British statesman.
1730 - Gottfried Finger dies. Czech composer.
1741 - Johann Gottlieb Heineccius dies (b. 1681). German jurist.
1772 - William Borlase dies (b. 1695). English naturalist and antiquary.
1786 - Eugène Chevreul was born (d. 1889). French chemist.
1795 - Philidor (François-André Danican) dies (b. 1726). French chess player.
1797 - Ramón Castilla was born. Peruvian President.
1799 - Nicolas-Henri Jardin dies (b. 1720). French architect.
1805 - Dr. James Currie dies. Biographer of Burns, 1805, Sidmouth.
1817 - Admiral Sir John Thomas Duckworth, 1817, Devonport.
1809 - Oswald Heer was born († 27 Sep 1883) . Swiss geologist and naturalist.
1811 - Theophile Gautier was born (d. 1872). French poet and novelist (“Art for Art's Sake”).
1811 - Louis Antoine de Bougainville dies (b. 1729). French explorer.
1814 - Arthur Phillip dies (b. 1738). British admiral, first Governor of New South Wales.
1821 - Hermann von Helmholtz was born (d. 1894). German physician.
1822 - Galusha A. Grow was birn (d. 1907). American politician.
1834 - Amilcare Ponchielli was born (d. 1886). Italian composer.
1834 - Karl Ludwig Harding dies (b. 1765). German astronomer.
1843 - Georg von Hertling was born (d. 1919). Chancellor of Germany.
1864 - American Civil War: Union forces led by General William T. Sherman launch an assault on Atlanta, Georgia.
1864 - Ferdinand Lasalle dies (b. 1825). German socialist political activist.
1867 - Charles Baudelaire dies (b. 1821). French poet.
1869 - Mary Ward dies (b. 1827). Irish scientist, first automobile accident victim.
1870 - Maria Montessori was born (d. 1952). Italian educator.
1871 - James E. Ferguson was born (d. 1944). American politician,Texan governor.
1875 - Jesse E. James «Tim» was born in Tennessee (d. 26 Mar 1951). American outlaw.
1876 - Ottoman sultan Murat V is deposed and succeeded by his brother Abd-ul-Hamid II.
1878 - Frank Jarvis was born (d. 1933). American athlete.
1879 - Alma Mahler was born (d. 1964). Wife of Gustav Mahler, Walter Gropius, and Franz Werfel.
1880 - Queen Wilhelmina I of the Netherlands was born (d. 28 Nov 1962). She reigned from 1890-1947.
1885 - DuBose Heyward was born (d. 1940). American playwright.
1886 - Earthquake kills 100 in Charleston, South Carolina.
1888 - Mary Ann Nichols is murdered. She is the first of Jack the Ripper's known victims.
1890 - Começo da Construção do Santuário do Sameiro, nos arredores de Braga.
1893 - Lily Laskine was born (d. 1988). French harpist.
1895 - John Brallier is paid US$10 plus expenses to play football for the Latrobe, Pennsylvania YMCA, making him the first professional football player.
1896 - Félix-Antoine Savard was born (d. 1982). French-Canadian priest and novelist.
1897 - Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector.
1897 - Fredric March was born (d. 1975). American actor.
1899 - Lynn Riggs was born. American author and playwright. Her book “Green Grow the Lilacs” was adapted by Rodgers and Hammerstein to become “Oklahoma”.
1901 - Começam a circular os primeiros carros eléctricos em Lisboa.
1903 - Arthur Godfrey was born (d. 1983). American television host.
1903 - Vladimir Jankélévitch was born († 10 Apr 1985). French philosopher.
1905 - Sanford Meisner was born (d. 1997). American actor and teacher.
1907 - Count Alexander Izvolsky and Sir Arthur Nicolson sign the St. Petersburg Convention, which results in the Triple Entente alliance.
1907 - William Shawn was born (d. 1992). American editor.
1907 - Ramon Magsaysay was born (d. 1957). President of the Philippines.
1907 - England, Russia and France form the Triple Entente alliance.
1908 - William Saroyan was born in Fresco, California (d. 1981). American novelist and playwright (The Human Comedy; The Time of Your Life 1940 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
1913 - Sir Bernard Lovell was born. British radio astronomer.
1913 - Ambrós was born (d. 1992). Graphic creator (El Capitán Trueno).
1914 - Richard Basehart was born (d. 1984). American actor.
1914 - Ecuador becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1915 - Brazil becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1915 - Jimmy Lavender of the Chicago Cubs pitches a no hitter against the New York Giants.
1916 - Daniel Schorr was born. American journalist.
1918 - Alan Jay Lerner was born (d. 1986). American lyricist.
1919 - Amrita Preetam was born (d. 2005). Indian poetess and author.
1920 - First news radio program broadcast in Detroit, Michigan.
1920 - Polish-Bolshevik War: A decisive Polish victory in the Battle of Komarów.
1920 - Wilhelm Wundt dies (b. 1832). German philosopher and psycologist.
1921 - Emilinha Borba was born. Brazilian actress.
1924 - Buddy Hackett was born (d. 2003). American actor and comedian.
1927 - Bill Daily was born. American actor and comedian.
1928 - Turkey accepts to adopt latin alphabet instead arabic.
1928 - James Coburn was born ( † 18 Nov 2002). American actor.
1931 - Noble Willingham was born (d. 2004). American actor.
1931 - Production of Ford Motor Company's Model A ends, with 4.3 million produced.
1931 - Noble Willingham was born (d. 2004). American actor.
1931 - Jean Béliveau was born. Canadian hockey player.
1934 - Nikos Xanthopoulos was born. Greek actor.
1935 - Frank Robinson was born. Baseball player and manager.
1935 - Eldridge Cleaver was born (d. 1998). American political activist.
1936 - Otelo Saraiva de Carvalho was born in Lourenço Marques, now Maputo. Portuguese military officer who was the chief strategist of the 25 April Revolution, and politician.
1937 - Warren Berlinger was born. American actor.
1937 - Bobby Parker was born. American blues musician/guitarist.
1938 - Martin Bell was born. British journalist and politician.
1937 - Albert Heim was born. Swiss geologist.
1939 - Nazi Germany mounts a staged attack on Gleiwitz radio station, giving them an excuse to attack Poland the following day, starting World War II.
1939 - Jerry Allison was born. American drummer (The Crickets).
1940 - Georges Gauthier dies (b. 1871). French Canadian Roman Catholic archbishop of Montreal.
1941 - William DeWitt, Jr. was born. American businessman.
1941 - Marina Tsvetaeva dies (b. 1892). Russian poet.
1942 - In Ternopil, western Ukraine, at 4.30 am, German SS organise the first deportation of Jews from Ternopil ghetto to death camp in Belzec, about 5,000 Jews were deported to face death in Belzec. When the Germans captured Ternopil, about 18,000 Jews lived in the city.
1943 - The USS Harmon the first U.S. Navy ship to be named for a black person, is commissioned.
1943 - António de Vasconcelos Xavier was born. Portuguese biochemist.
1944 - Roger Dean was born. British artist.
1945 - The Liberal Party of Australia is founded by Robert Menzies.
1945 - Sérgio Godinho was born in Porto. Portuguese singer, composer and actor.
1945 - Van Morrison was born. Irish musician.
1945 - Itzhak Perlman was born. Israeli violinist.
1947 - Mona Marshall was born. American voice actress.
1947 - Carlos Gregório was born in Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian actor.
1948 - Actor Robert Mitchum was arrested in a Hollywood drug raid. He would later be found guilty of criminal conspiracy to possess marijuana and was sentenced to 60 days in prison.
1948 - Rudolf Schenker was born. German guitarist (Scorpions).
1948 - Harald Ertl was born (d. 1982). Austrian racing driver.
1948 - Lowell Ganz was born. American screenwriter.
1948 - Billy Laughlin dies (b. 1932). American actor.
1949 - Richard Gere was born. American actor (Breathless, Cotton Club).
1949 - H. David Politzer was born. American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate.
1952 - Henri Bourassa dies (b. 1868). French Canadian political leader.
1953 - György Károly was born. Hungarian author.
1953 - Miguel Ángel Guerra was born. Argentine racing driver.
1954 - Caroline Cossey was born. English model.
1955 - Edwin Moses was born. American athlete, gold medal in Olympics Montreal 76 and Los Ángeles 84.
1956 - Masashi Tashiro was born. Japanese television performer.
1956 - Percy MacKaye dies in Cornish, New Hampshire. American writer: The Scarecrow (1908), a historical play; Caliban (1916), This Fine Pretty World (1923), The Mystery of Hamlet: King of Denmark (1945).
1957 - The Federation of Malaya gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
1957 - Gina Schock was born. American drummer (The Go-Go's).
1957 - Glenn Tilbrook was born. British musician (Squeeze).
1958 - Serge Blanco was born. French International rugby player.
1960 - Hassan Nasrallah was born. Leader of Hizballah.
1960 - Chris Whitley was born (d. 2005), American musician.
1962 - Trinidad and Tobago become independent.
1962 - Dee Bradley Baker was born. American voice actor.
1963 - Walter Cronkite began his stint as anchor of the "CBS Evening News".
1963 - Reb Beach was born. American guitarist (Winger, Whitesnake).
1963 - Todd Carty was born. Irish actor.
1963 - Sonny Silooy was born. Dutch football player.
1963 - Georges Braque dies (b. 1882). French painter.
1964 - Raymond P. Hammond was born. American poet and editor.
1965 - The Aero Spacelines Super Guppy Aircraft makes its first flight.
1965 - Céline Bonnier was born. Quebec actress.
1967 - Ilya Ehrenburg dies (b. 1891). Russian writer.
1968 - Garfield Sobers becomes the first cricketer to hit 6 sixes in one over.
1968 - Todd Carty was born. British actor.
1968 - Hideo Nomo was born. Baseball pitcher.
1969 - Rocky Marciano dies (b. 1923). American boxer.
1970 - Deborah Gibson was born. American singer.
1970 - Zack Ward was born. Canadian actor.
1970 - Queen Rania was born. Queen of Jordan.
1971 - Padraig Harrington, Irish professional golfer.
1972 - Chris Tucker was born. American actor.
1972 - Bobby Fischer se corona campeón mundial de Ajedrez ante el sovietico Boris Spassky.
1972 - At the Munich Summer Olympics American swimmer Mark Spitz won his fourth and fifth gold medals, in the 100-meter butterfly and 800-meter freestyle relay.
1972 - Olga Korbut, USSR, won Olympic gold medal in floor exercises and the balance beam.
1973 - Mighty Taco was founded in Buffalo, NY.
1973 - Scott Niedermayer was born. Hockey player.
1973 - John Ford dies (b. 1894). American film director.
1974 - William Pershing Benedict dies. American pilot.
1974 - Norman Kirk dies (b. 1923). New Zealand prime minister.
1975 - Daniel Harding was born. British conductor.
1975 - Gabe Kapler was born. American baseball player and manager.
1975 - Sara Ramirez was born. American actress.
1975 - John Grahame was born. American-born Canadian hockey player.
1976 - Radek Martinek was born. Czechoslovakian ice hockey player.
1977 - Craig Nicholls was born. Australian singer, songwriter, and guitarist (The Vines).
1977 - Jeff Hardy was born. American professional wrestler.
1977 - Ian Harte was born. Irish footballer.
1978 -William and Emily Harris, founders of the Symbionese Liberation Army, plead guilty to the 1974 kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst.
1978 - Regiane Alves was born in Santo André, São Paulo. Brazilian actress.
1978 - Phina Oruche was born. British actress.
1978 - John Wrathall dies (b. 1913).President of Rhodesia.
1979 - Clay Hensley was born. Professional baseball player.
1979 - Mickie James was born. American professional wrestler.
1979 - Vanessa Gleason was born in San Diego, California, USA. Playboy Playmate of the Month September 1998.
1979 - Sally Rand dies (b. 1904). American dancer and actress.
1980 - The Solidarity trade union is formed in Poland.
1980 - Joe Budden was born. American rapper.
1981 - Joe Swanberg was born. American filmmaker.
1981 - 40 Cal was born. American rapper.
1981 - Dwayne Peel was born. Welsh International rugby player.
1982 - Ian Crocker was born. American swimmer.
1982 - Chris Duhon was born. American basketball player.
1982 - Josh Kroeger was born. American baseball player.
1982 - Alexei Mikhnov was born. Ukrainian-born ice hockey player.
1982 - Jose Reina was born. Spanish footballer.
1982 - Michele Rugolo was born. Italian racing driver.
1983 - Larry Fitzgerald was born. American football player.
1983 - Fernanda Nobre was born. Brazilian actress.
1983 - Maria Flor was born. Brazilian actress.
1985 - A atleta portuguesa Aurora Cunha ganha a meia maratona internacional de Oslo.
1985 - Richard Ramirez, the "Night Stalker" serial killer, is arrested in Los Angeles, California.
1985 - Frank Macfarlane Burnet dies (b. 1899). Australian biologist.
1986 - Aeroméxico Flight 498 collides with a Piper PA-28 over Cerritos, California, killing 67 in the air and 15 on the ground.
1986 - The Soviet passenger liner Admiral Nakhimov sinks in the Black Sea after colliding with the bulk carrier Pyotr Vasev, killing 398.
1986 - Henry Moore dies (b. 1898). English sculptor.
1986 - Urho Kekkonen dies (b. 1900). President of Finland.
1987 - Petros Kravaritis was born. Greek footballer.
1989 - Buckingham Palace officials confirm that Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips are to be separated.
1991 - Kyrgyzstan declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
1992 - Pascal Lissouba is inaugurated as the President of the Republic of the Congo after a multiparty presidential election, ending a long history of one-party oppressive rule under the Congolese Workers Party.
1992 - Dr. Florencio Escardó morre em Buenos Aires. Decano da Faculdade de Medicina e Vice-reitor da Universidade de Buenos Aires.
1993 - Venezuela president Carlos Perez fled.
1994 - The Provisional Irish Republican Army declares a ceasefire.
1997 - Diana, Princess of Wales dies in a car crash in Paris (b. 1961)
1997 - Dodi Fayed dies (car accident) (b. 1955). Egyptian-born film producer.
1997 - Guillermo Brizuela Méndez dies. Argentinian TV and radio presenter.
1998 - North Korea reportedly launchs Kwangmyongsong, its first satellite.
1999 - The first of a series of Russian Apartment Bombings in Moscow, killing one person and wounding 40 others.
1999 - A LAPA Boeing 737-200 crashes during takeoff from Jorge Newbury Airport in Buenos Aires, killing 65, including 2 on the ground.
2002 - Lionel Hampton dies (b. 1908). American vibraphone player.
2002 - George Porter dies (b. 1920). English chemist, Nobel laureate.
2004 - Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ is released on DVD and VHS in stores across the United States, selling approximately 4.1 million copies by the end of the day.
2004 - Carl Wayne dies (b. 1943). English singer.
2005 - A stampede on Al-Aaimmah bridge in Baghdad kills 1,199 people.
2005 - Joseph Rotblat dies (b. 1908). Polish-British physicist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. 2005 - Michael Sheard dies (b. 1940). British actor.
2006 - Stolen on August 22, 2004, Edvard Munch's famous painting The Scream was recovered from a raid by Norwegian police. The paintings were said to be in a better-than-expected condition.
Blog Day : International Day of Blogs and Bloggers.
Malaysia: Hari Merdeka, a National Day.
Independence Day for Trinidad and Tobago (1962).
Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra).
Roman Catholic Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, Saint Abundius, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
Poland, Europe - Day of Solidarity and Freedom, on the anniversary of August Agreement from 1980.
Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991).



Leiria na Taça Uefa

M. Netanyu


U. Leiria

A União de Leiria conseguiu o apuramento para a Taça Uefa ao vencer em Israel por 1-0 depois do empate a zero em casa (apesar de ter marcado um golo que o árbitro não sancionou... por nãoi ter considerado que a bola tenha entrado na baliza.

Só aos 85' a equipa portuguesa materializou a sua superiordidae, paradoxalmente um minuto depois de Fernando ter feito uma defesa espectacular a evitar o golo dos israelitas num remate de cabeça após cruzamento da esquerda de Rozental, recentemente entrado em campo.

O espectro do prolongamento estava iminente (o que ainda iria complicar ainda mais a vida da equipa leiriense para o próximo jogo com o Porto no domingo), mas um remate de Ngal de pé direito aos 85' resolveu a questão.

Amanhã a União de Leiria junta-se ao sorteio da 1ª. eliminatória da Taça Uefa em que participam ainda Braga, Belenenses e Paços de Ferreira


Champions League : Benfica defronta o Campeão Europeu Milan

Hoje ficou conhecida a composição dos grupos da Liga dos Campeões. O Porto e o Benfica pertenceram ao pote 2 e o Sporting teve presença no 3.

O Benfica desta vez não defronta equipas inglesas mas ficou emparceirado com o campeão europeu Milan e reencontra o Celtic (adversário que tal como o Copenhaga pertenceu ao grupo do Benfica na época passada). O adversário saído do pote 4 foi o Shaktar Donestz da Ucrânia, cuja presença nesta fase foi feita à custa

O Porto faz parte do Grupo A e tem o Liverpool como favorito, mas pode superiorizar-se ao Marseille e aos turcos do Besiktas.

O Sporting vai defrontar o Manchester United, a Roma e o Dinamo Kyiv.

Sorteio da Champions League
Group AGroup B
Liverpool Chelsea
MarseilleSchalke 04
Grupo CGrupo D
Real MadridMilan
W. BremenBenfica
OlimpiacosShaktar Donetsk
Grupo EGrupo F
BarcelonaManchester United
RangersDinamo Kyiv
Grupo GGrupo H
PSV EindhovenSevilla/AEK
CSKA MoskvaSteaua Bucuresti
FenerbahceSlavia Praha


Citação do dia: Horácio Ferrer

Hoje tive a felicidade de ouvir uma entrevista de Carlos Vaz Marques a Horácio Ferrer no programa Pessoal e Transmissível, na reposição de uma entrevista de 27 de Junho de 2005.

HF: A vida não é perpetuamente alegre nem perpetuamente triste. A Tristeza é um alto estado da dignidade humana

CVM: Nisso da tristeza o fado e o tango têm muito em comum?

HF: Sim. Têm a melancolia dos deuses quando sabem que as suas criações fracassaram

HF: O tango é o primeiro sorriso de quem atravessou um mar de lágrimas.

[Pessoal e Transmissível de Carlos Vaz Marques (TSF) Ouvir aqui toda a entrevista (altamente recomendado)]

Nota: Horácio Ferrer é historiador e poeta, Presidente da Academia do Tango em Buenos Aires


Nicolau Nasoni died on Aug 30, 1763

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Porto: Bishop's Palace and Cathedral overlooking the Ribeira in Porto

Nicolau Nasoni died on this day in 1763 (b. on 2 June 1691, in San Giovanni Valdano di Sopra, Florence, Italy). Nasoni worked in Siena (1715-1720), in Rome and later in Malta.

An invitation of Jerónimo de Távora e Noronha, the Dean of Porto, Portugal, whose brother Roque de Távora, he had met in Malta, brought Nasoni to Porto in 1723 (or 1725 ?), where he would remain till his death in 1773 at Porto. His first recorded works in Porto were frescoes on the walls of the cathedral in 1725, which are now fading.

Actually, Nicolau Nasoni began his artistic life mainly as a painter but he also created various ephemeral architecture works that granted him some notoriety in Sienna. Engaged to paint Porto’s Cathedral, Nasoni would soon become a sublime architect, perhaps stimulated by the magnificence and scenery virtues of the northern granite.

After to have accepted the responsibility for the blueprint and construction of the church that the Clérigos Bortherhood, a result of the fusion of the three Brotherhoods, intended to hoist in the city of Porto, he wouldn't leave anymore this beautiful Portuguese city which he found a medieval town and converted into one of the most Baroque of the Portuguese cities.

He became during the 18th century one of the most influential figures in Portuguese Baroque architecture for introducing his original and vigorous and theatrical style of Baroque and Rococo architecture.

The whole baroque set of the Clérigos church-building-tower is his masterpiece, although he also showed his artistic genius in other works. Clérigos Tower as it is usually known became the emblem of Porto (ex-libris) of the city (I can't yet believe it was out of the seven Portuguese wonders .... voted recently).

But my beautiful city is full of works by Nicolau Nasoni. He endowed it with churches and houses based on the formula of a literal translation into granite of the complex ornament in his painting.

I leave you with this beautiful photo of the façade of the Misericórdia Church (1749) (Porto) copied from Cidade Surpreendente

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Façade of the Misericordia Church, Porto; photo from here

Nasoni died on Aug 30, 1763 and was was buried, at his request, in an unmarked tomb in the crypt of the Clérigos Church.

Nicolau Nasoni biography in wikipedia
Nicolau Nasoni in Vidas Lusófonas (português)


Aug 30, Happy Birthday: Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz: Click on photo to get hight resolution


On this day in History - Aug. 30

30 a.C. - Cleópatra VII do Egipt dies (suicide).
0526 - Theodoric the Great dies (b. 0454).
0711 - K'inich K'an Joy Chitam king of Palenque, disappears from history. He was probably taken prisoner by a rivalling city state.
1158 - King Sancho III of Castile dies (b. 1134).
1181 - Rolando Bandinelli (Pope Alexander III) dies.
1334 - King Peter I of Castile was born (d. 1369). King of Castile (1349-1369).
1377 - Shah Rukh was bron (d. 1447). Ruler of Persia and Transoxonia.
1428 - Emperor Shoko of Japan dies. (b. 1401).
1464 - Pope Paulo II begins his Papacy.
1483 - King Louis XI of France (b. 1423). King of France (1461-1483).
1574 - Guru Ram Das became the Fourth Sikh Guru/Master.
1580 - Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy dies (b. 1528).
1585 - Andrea Gabrieli dies. Italian composer.
1590 - Tokugawa Ieyasu enters Edo Castle. (Traditional Japanese date: August 1, 1590).
1617 - Rose of Lima dies (b. 1586). Peruvian saint.
1619 - Shimazu Yoshihiro dies (b. 1535). Japanese samurai and warlord.
1705 - David Hartley was born (d. 1757). English philosopher.
1720 - Samuel Whitbread was born (d. 1796). English brewer.
1748 - Jacques-Louis David was born (d. 1825). French painter.
1751 - Christopher Polhem dies (b. 1661). Swedish scientist and inventor.
1773 - Nicolau Nasoni dies. Italian architect who has several important works in Portugal.
1797 - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was born (d. 1851). English writer ( Frankenstein).
1799 - Capture of the entire Dutch fleet by British forces under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby and Admiral Sir Charles Mitchell during the Second Coalition of the French Revolutionary Wars.
1800 - Gabriel Prosser leads a slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia.
1808 -Assinatura da convenção de Sintra, que põe termo à Primeira Invasão Francesa.
1813 - Battle of Kulm - French forces defeated by Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance.
1813 - Creek War: Creek Red Sticks carried out the Fort Mims Massacre.
1820 - Aprovação da Constituição da Colômbia.
1821 - Anita Garibaldi was born (d. 1849). Brazilian warrior; Garibaldi's wife (War of Tatters).
1835 - Melbourne, Australia is founded.
1839 - Gulstan Ropert was born (d. 1903). French Catholic prelate.
1848 - Costa Rica proclama su independencia. José María Castro Madriz se convierte en el primer presidente de Costa Rica (1848-49). Se lo considera fundador de la República.
1848 - Andrew Onderdonk was born (d. 1905). Canadian railway contractor.
1852 - Jacobus Henricus van 't Hoff was born (d. 1911). Dutch chemist, Nobel Prize laureate.
1856 - Carle David Tolmé Runge was born (d. 1927). German physicist.
1856 - Gilbert Abbott à Beckett dies (b. 1811). English writer.
1857 - Inauguración de la primera línea ferroviaria en la República Argentina: La Porteña.
1860 - Isaac Levitan was born (d. 1900). Russian artist.
1862 - Battle of Richmond, Kentucky - Confederates under Edmund Kirby Smith rout a Union army under General Horatio Wright.
1862 - Union forces defeated in Second Battle of Bull Run.
1870 - Bernardo de Sá Nogueira de Figueiredo becomes Prime-Minister of Portugal.
1871 - Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson was born (d. 1937). New Zealand physicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1908.
1873 - Austrian explorers Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht discover the archipelago of Franz Joseph Land in the Arctic Sea.
1879 - John Bell Hoodv dies (b. 1831). American Confederate general.
1883 - Angela Peralta was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa.
1884 - Theodor Svedberg was born (d. 1971). Swedish chemist, Nobel Prize laureate.
1893 - Huey Long was born (d. 1935). American politician.
1896 - Eight provinces in the Philippines were declared under martial law by the Spanish Governor General Ramon Blanco. This included the provinces of Batangas, Rizal, Cavite, Nueva Ecija as well as the nearby areas.
1896 - Raymond Massey was born (d. 1983). Canadian actor.
1896 - Luiz Damasco Penna was born. Brazilian educator.
1897 - The town of Ambiky is captured by France from Menabe in Madagascar.
1898 - Shirley Booth was born (d. 1992). American actress.
1901 - Roy Wilkins was born (d. 1981). American civil rights leader.
1901 - John Gunther was born (d. 1970). American writer.
1902 - Nace en Buenos Aires el poeta, escritor, periodista y director de teatro Leónidas Barletta (m. 15 Mar 1975), perteneciente al Grupo Boedo. En 1930 fundó el Teatro del Pueblo, precursor del teatro indepeniente "Los pobres", "La ciudad de un hombre" e "Historia de perros". En 1930 fundó el Teatro del Pueblo, precursor del teatro independiente.
1903 - Vicente Fidel López dies in Buenos Aires (b. 24 Apr 1815). Argentinian historian ("La novia del hereje" "Autobiografía").
1904 - Se funda el Club Atlético Uruguay, de Concepción del Uruguay, provincia de Entre Ríos, Argentina.
1906 - Club Argentino de Merlo, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is founded.
1906 - Joan Blondell was born (d. 1979). American actress.
1906 - Hans Auer dies (b. 1847). Swiss architect.
1907 - Richard Mansfield dies (b. 1857). American actor and manager.
1908 - Fred MacMurray was born (d. 1991). American actor.
1908 - Club Gimnasia y Esgrima 1908, in Mendoza, Argentina, is founded.
1909 - Burgess Shale fossils discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott.
1912 - Edward Mills Purcell was born (d. 1997). American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate.
1912 - Nancy Wake was born. New Zealand-born World War II secret agent.
1913 - Richard Stone was born (d. 1991). Bank of Sweden Prize winner.
1914 - Battle of Tannenberg.
1915 - Robert Strassburg was born (d. 2003). American composer.
1916 - Se funda el club Independiente, de Trelew, Chubut, Argentina.
1918 - Fanya Kaplan, an assassin, shot and seriously injured Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin. This, along with the assassination of Bolshevik senior official Moisei Uritsky days earlier, prompted the decree for Red Terror.
1918 - Ted Williams was born (d. 2002). American baseball player.
1918 - Billy Johnson was born (d. 2006). American baseball player.
1919 - Kitty Wells was born. American singer.
1921 - António Joaquim Granjo becomes Prime-Minister in Portugal.
1922 - Battle of Dumlupinar, final battle in Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922) ("Turkish War of Independence").
1922 - Lionel Murphy was born (d. 1986). Australian politician and judge.
1923 - Vic Seixas was born. American tennis player.
1925 - Laurent de Brunhoff was born. French writer and illustrator.
1927 - Geoffrey Beene was born. American fashion designer.
1928 - Lloyd Casner was born (d. 1965). American racecar driver and owner.
1928 - Wilhelm Wien dies (b. 1864). German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate in 1906.
1930 - Warren Buffett was born. American entrepreneur.
1930 - Jerry Tarkanian was born. American basketball coach.
1931 - Jack Swigert was born (d. 1982). American astronaut.
1933 - Don Getty was born. Canadian politician.
1935 - John Phillips was born (d. 2001). American singer (The Mamas and the Papas).
1935 - Henri Barbusse dies (b. 1873). French novelist and journalist.
1937 - Bruce McLaren was born (d. 1970). New Zealand car racer and manufacturer.
1938 - Max Factor dies (b. 1877). Make-up artist and cosmetic manufacturer.
1939 - Elizabeth Ashley was born. American actress.
1939 - John Peel was born (d. 2004). English radio disc jockey.
1940 - J.J. Thomson dies (b. 1856). English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate.
1941 - World War II: Siege of Leningrad begins.
1941 - Ben Jones was born. was born. American actor and politician.
1941 - Nélson Xavier was born. Brazilian actor.
1941 - Peder Oluf Pedersen dies (b. 1874). Danish engineer and physicist.
1942 - World War II: Battle of Alam Halfa began.
1943 - Jean-Claude Killy was born. French skier.
1943 - Robert Crumb was born. American cartoonist.
1943 - Father Eustaquio van Lieshout dies (b. 1890). Dutch Catholic priest.
1944 - Molly Ivins was born. American political humorist.
1944 - Tug McGraw was born (d. 2004). American baseball player.
1945 - Hong Kong is liberated from Japan by British Forces.
1945 - Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Douglas MacArthur lands at Atsugi Air Force Base.
1946 - Peggy Lipton was born. American actress.
1946 - Queen Anne-Marie of Greece was born.
1946 - Konstantin Rodzaevsky dies executed (b. 1907). Russian fascist.
1946 - Grigory Semyonov dies executed (b. 1890). Russian counter-revolutionary.
1947 - Allan Rock was born. Canadian politician and diplomat.
1948 - Lewis Black was born. American comedian.
1948 - Donnacha O'Dea was born. Irish poker player and swimmer.
1949 - Peter Maffay was born. German musician.
1949 - Ted Ammon was born (d. 2001). American financier.
1949 - Christopher Collins was born (d. 1994). American actor and comedian.
1949 - Don Boudria was born. Canadian politician.
1949 - Arthur Fielder, dies (b. 1877). English cricketer.
1951 - Timothy Bottoms was born. American actor.
1951 - Dana (singer) was born. Irish singer and politician.
1953 - Robin Harris was born (d. 1990). American comedian.
1953 - Horace Panter was born. British musician (The Specials and General Public).
1953 - Robert Parish was born. American basketball player.
1953 - Ron George was born. American politician.
1954 - Alexander Lukashenko was born. President of Belarus.
1954 - David Paymer was born. American actor.
1954 - Alexander Lukashenko was born. President of Belarus.
1956 - Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opens.
1958 - Martin Jackson was born. British drummer (Swing out Sister).
1958 - Anna Politkovskaya was born (d. 2006). Russian journalist.
1959 - Mark 'Jacko' Jackson, Australian rules footballer and actor.
1960 - Master Sgt. Gary Gordon was born (d. 1993). Congressional Medal of Honor recipient.
1960 - Guy A. Lepage was born. Quebec humorist, television host and producer.
1961 - Ladislao Kubala retires from fooball player.
1961 - Charles Coburn dies (b. 1877). American actor.
1962 - Japan conducts a test of the NAMC YS-11, its first aircraft since the war and its only successful commercial aircraft from before or after the war.
1963 - Hotline between U.S. and Soviet leaders goes into operation.
1963 - Guy Burgess dies (b. 1911). English-born Soviet spy.
1963 - Paul Oakenfold was born. British disc jockey.
1963 - Michael Chiklis was born. American actor.
1964 - Gavin Fisher was born. British engineer.
1965 - Casey Stengel announces his retirement from baseball.
1965 - Rock musician Bob Dylan releases his influencial album Highway 61 Revisited featuring the song "Like a Rolling Stone".
1967 - Thurgood Marshall confirmed as the first African American Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
1968- Vladimir Malakhov was born. Russian ice hockey player.
1969 - Dimitris Sgouros was born. Greek pianist.
1970 - Paulo Sousa was born. Portuguese footballer.
1970 - Michael Wong Guang Liang was born. Chinese Malaysian singer.
1970 - Del Moore dies (b. 1916). American comedian.
1971 - Lars Frederiksen was born. American guitarist (Rancid and UK Subs).
1971 - Nathan Leopold dies (b. 1904). American murderer.
1972 - Cameron Diaz was born. American actress.
1972 - Kaya Brüel was born. Danish actress.
1972 - Pavel Nedved was born. Czech footballer.
1973 - Lisa Ling was born. American journalist.
1974 - A Belgrade-Dortmund express train derails at the main train station in Zagreb killing 153 passengers.
1974 - Aaron Barrett was born. American guitarist and singer (Reel Big Fish).
1974 - Javier Otxoa was born. Spanish cyclist.
1974 - Mark Gottlieb was born. American game designer and web columnist.
1975 - Vasco Gonçalves is deposed from Prime-Minister of Portugal.
1975 - Francisco Morales Bermúdez becomes President of Peru.
1975 - Radhi Jaidi was born. Tunisian footballer.
1976 - Mike Koplove was born. American baseball player.
1976 - Tom Brokaw becomes news anchor of the Today Show.
1977 - Shaun Alexander was born. American football player.
1977 - Marlon Byrd was born. American baseball player.
1977 - Kamil Kosowski was born. Polish footballer.
1977 - Jens Ludwig was born. German guitarist.
1978 - Swizz Beatz was born. Rapper/producer.
1979 - Juan Ignacio Chela was born. Argentine tennis player.
1979 - Leon Lopez was born. British actor.
1979 - Niki Chow was born. Hong Kong actress and singer.
1979 - Tavia Yeung was born. Hong Kong actress.
1981 - Mohammad-Ali Rajai dies (b. 1933). Iranian statesman.
1981 - Vera-Ellen dies (b. 1921). American actress.
1982 - Andy Roddick was born. American tennis player.
1982 - Will Davison was born. Australian racing driver.
1983 - Jun Matsumoto was born. Japanese singer and actor.
1983 - Jonne Aaron was born. Vocalist of the Finnish Band Negative (band).
1984 - STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.
1984 - Anthony Ireland was born. Zimbabwean cricketer.
1985 - Richard Duffy was born. Welsh footballer.
1985 - Steven Smith was born. Scottish footballer.
1985 - Taylor Caldwell dies (b. 1900). English-born author.
1986 - Ryan Ross was born. American guitarist and lyricist (Panic! At The Disco).
1988 - Ernests Gulbis was born. Latvian tennis player.
1989 - Seymour Krim dies (b. 1922). American journalist, essayist, and literary critic.
1990 - Tatarstan declares independence from the RSFSR.
1991 - Azerbaijan declares independence from the USSR.
1991 - Jean Tinguely dies (b. 1925). Swiss painter and sculptor.
1991 - Lançamento do satéllite japonês Yohkoh.
1991 - Jean Tinguely dies (b. 1925). Swiss painter and sculptor.
1992 - Michael Schumacher wins his first Formula One race at the Belgian Grand Prix.
1993 - The Late Show with David Letterman debuts on CBS.
1993 - El rey Hassan II de Marruecos inaugura en Casablanca la Gran Mezquita que lleva su nombre, la mayor después de la de La Meca.
1993 - Richard Jordan dies (b. 1938). American actor.
1994 - Lindsay Anderson dies (b. 1923). English film director.
1995 - Agepê dies (b. 1942). Brazilian singer.
1995 - Mário Soares recebe o Prémio Príncipe das Astúrias de Cooperação Internacional.
1995 - Sterling Morrison dies (b. 1942). American guitarist (The Velvet Underground).
1995 - Fischer Black dies (b. 1938). American economist.
1996 - Christine Pascal dies (b. 1953). French actress and director.
1999 - Raymond Poïvet dies (b. 1910). French comics artist.
2002 - The Tandy Center Subway in Fort Worth, Texas ceases to operate.
2002 - China ratifica o Protocolo de Kyoto.
2002 - J. Lee Thompson dies (b.1914). English film director.
2003 - O marroquino Jaouad Gharib vence a maratona do Mundial de Atletismo - Paris - França.
2003 - Charles Bronson dies (b. 1921). American actor.
2003 - Donald Davidson dies (b. 1917). American philosopher.
2004 - Luís Fabiano (São Paulo) signs contrat with FC Porto, Portugal.
2004 - Fred Lawrence Whipple dies (b. 1906). American astronomer.
2004 - Indian Larry (b. 1949). American motorcycle builder and stuntman.
2006 - Glenn Ford dies (b. 1916). Canadian-born American actor.
2006 - Naguib Mahfouz dies (b. 1911). Egyptian writer, Nobel Prize laureate.
2007 - Hilly Kristal dies (b. 1932). Owner of CBGBs.
Peru - Saint Rose of Lima's Day.
Turkey - Victory Day (to commemorate the Battle of Dumlupinar in 1922).
International Day of the Disappeared.
Feast day of Felix and Adauctus.



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