Welcome home, fellow Gator.

The Gator Nation's oldest and most active insider community
Join today!

Today in History

Discussion in 'GatorTail Pub' started by g8orbill, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

    103,824
    11,490
    3,683
    Apr 3, 2007
    Clermont, Fl
    1959
    Barbie makes her debut
    [​IMG]
    On this day in 1959, the first Barbie doll goes on display at the American Toy Fair in New York City. Eleven inches tall, with a waterfall of blond hair, Barbie was the first mass-produced toy doll in the United States with adult features. The woman behind Barbie was Ruth Handler, who co-founded ... read more »
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1781
    Spanish siege of Pensacola begins »
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1913
    Virginia Woolf delivers her first novel, The Voyage Out »
    1996
    Comedian George Burns dies at age 100 »
    1997
    Christopher Wallace-a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G.-is killed in Los Angeles »

    CIVIL WAR
    1862
    U.S.S. Monitor battles C.S.S. Virginia »
    COLD WAR
    1954
    Republican senators criticize Joseph McCarthy »
    CRIME
    1997
    Rapper Notorious B.I.G. is killed in Los Angeles »
    DISASTER
    1981
    Japanese power plant leaks radioactive waste »
    GENERAL INTEREST
    1841
    Supreme Court rules on Amistad mutiny »
    1847
    U.S. forces land at Vera Cruz »
    1862
    Battle of the Ironclads »
    1916
    Pancho Villa raids U.S. »
    1932
    China's last emperor is Japanese puppet »
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1985
    First Adopt-a-Highway sign goes up »
    PRESIDENTIAL
    1954
    Eisenhower criticizes McCarthy »
    SPORTS
    1943
    Bobby Fischer born »
    VIETNAM WAR
    1965
    Marines continue to land at Da Nang »
    1970
    Marines hand over control of I Corps region »
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1916
    Pancho Villa attacks Columbus, New Mexico »
    WORLD WAR I
    1916
    Germany declares war on Portugal »
    WORLD WAR II
    1945
    Firebombing of Tokyo »
     
  2. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    56,355
    18,019
    2,568
    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1864 26th Grand National: George Stevens wins his 3rd GN aboard 10/1 Emblematic; winning mare's full sister Emblem the race winner the previous year
    1895 Stanley Cup: Montreal Victorias awarded cup, as Queens University (Kingston Ont) loses to Montreal AAA, 5-1
    1904 Brandon's Lester Patrick becomes 1st hockey defenseman to score a goal
    1923 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens outscore Ottawa Senators, 3-2, in 2
    1936 Babe Ruth turns down Reds to make a comeback as a player
    1946 Ted Williams is offered $500,000 to play in Mexican Baseball League, he refuses
    1952 Heinz Neuhaus wins Europe Heavyweight Boxing title
    1957 4th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats South Carolina, 95-75
    1958 George Yardley (Pistons) is 1st NBAer to score 2,000 points in season
    1961 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 67 points vs NY Knicks
    1968 15th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats NC State, 87-50
    1972 Players on White Sox vote 31-0 in favor of a strike, if necessary
    1974 21st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Maryland, 103-100 (OT)
    1978 Ice Dance Championship at Ottawa Canada won by Linichuk & Karponosov
    1979 Bowie Kuhn orders baseball to give equal access to female reporters
    1984 Philadelphia 76'ers block 20 Seattle shots tying NBA regulation game record
    1984 Tim Witherspoon beats Greg Page in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
    1985 26th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Auburn beats Alabama, 53-49
    1986 33rd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Georgia Tech, 68-67
    1989 Roger Kingdom runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.36 sec)
    1991 Joe Dumaars (Detroit) begins NBA free throw streak of 62 games
    1993 Pittsburgh Penguins begin NHL record 17 game winning streak
    1995 Baseball awards a franchise to Tampa Bay Devil Rays
    1997 44th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #5 North Carolina beats NC State, 64-54
    1997 38th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Georgia, 95-68
    2002 Joe Sakic plays his 1,000th career game
    2013 Bernard Hopkins defeats Tavoris Cloud to win IBF light heavyweight title

    BIRTHDAYS

    1875 Evelyn Sears, American tennis player (US National 1907), born in Waltham, Massachusetts (d. 1966)
    1922 Herb Douglas, American long jumper (Olympic bronze 1948), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    1924 George Haines, American swimming coach (7 x US Olympic teams), born in Huntington, Indiana (d.2006)
    1927 Jackie Jensen, American baseball player (AL MVP 1958), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1982)
    1937 Brian Redman, English racing driver, born in Colne, Lancashire
    1941 Jim Colbert, American PGA golfer (1969 Monsanto Open), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
    1942 Bert Campaneris, Cuban-American baseball player (Oakland A's), born in Pueblo Nuevo, Cuba
    1950 Danny Sullivan, American Indy-car racer (over 10 wins), born in Louisville, Kentucky
    1952 Uljana Semjonova, Soviet-Latvian basketball player (Olympic gold 1976), born in Zarasai, Lithuanian SSR, Soviet Union
    1955 Teo Fabi, Italian Formula-1 Indy-car racer (rookie of year-1983), born in Milan, Italy
    1956 Mark Dantonio, American football coach for Michigan State University, born in El Paso, Texas
    1957 Jeff Senior, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
    1957 Jon Engen, American biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in Oslo, Norway
    1960 Mike Leach, American tennis star, born in Susanville, California
    1962 Jan Furtok, Polish footballer, born in Katowice, Poland
    1963 Kent Ferguson, American diver (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    1963 Terry Mulholland, American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania
    1964 Phil Housley, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils, Team USA Olympics 1998), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
    1965 Benito Santiago, Puerto Rican baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
    1965 Brian Bosworth, NFL linebacker (Seattle), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    1966 Louis Oliver, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins), born in Belle Glade, Florida
    1967 Curt Schreiner, American biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in Albany, New York
    1967 Eric Flaim, American short track skater (Olympics silver 1988, 94), born in Pembroke, Massachusetts
    1967 Michael Kiselak, American football player, CFL corner (Toronto Argonauts), born in North Tarrytown, New York
    1969 Bryce Burnett, NFL/WLAF tight end (Broncos, Barcelona Dragons)
    1969 George Nimako, CFL safety (Toronto Argonauts), born in Napean, Ontario
    1969 Mahmoud Abdul Rauf, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings, Denver Nuggets), born in Gulfport, Mississippi
    1971 Bev Oden, American volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996), born in Millington, Tennessee
    1971 Lou Benfatti, American football player, NFL defensive tackle (NY Jets), born in Green Pond, New Jersey
    1971 Sean Holcomb, NFL linebacker (NE Patriots)
    1973 David Prinosil, German tennis star (1995 ATP Newport), born in Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
    1973 Josh LaRocca, WLAF QB (Rhein Fire)
    1973 Troy Bailey, WLAF DE (Scotland Claymores)
    1975 Adonal Foyle, Vincentian-American NBA center (SF Warriors), born in Canouan, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    1977 Radek Dvorak, Czech NHL left wing (Florida Panthers), born in Tábor, Czech Republic
    1981 Antonio Bryant, American football player, born in Miami, Florida
    1981 Clay Rapada, American baseball player, born in Chesapeake, Virginia
    1983 Wayne Simien, American basketball player (Miami Heat), born in Leavenworth, Kansas
    1984 Julia Mancuso, American Olympic gold medalist
     
  3. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

    103,824
    11,490
    3,683
    Apr 3, 2007
    Clermont, Fl
    1959
    Rebellion in Tibet
    [​IMG]
    On this day in 1959, Tibetans band together in revolt, surrounding the summer palace of the Dalai Lama in defiance of Chinese occupation forces. China's occupation of Tibet began nearly a decade before, in October 1950, when troops from its People's Liberation Army (PLA) invaded the country, ... read more »
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1792
    The Right Honourable John Stuart, 3rd earl of Bute, dies »
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1926
    First Book-of-the-Month Club selection is published »
    1988
    Disco sensation Andy Gibb dies at the age of 30 »
    1997
    The WB premieres its first hit show »
    CIVIL WAR
    1865
    William H. C. Whiting dies »
    COLD WAR
    1948
    Strange death of Jan Masaryk »
    CRIME
    1993
    Dr. David Gunn is murdered by anti-abortion activist »
    DISASTER
    1906
    Mine explosion kills 1,060 in France »
    GENERAL INTEREST
    1876
    Speech transmitted by telephone »
    1945
    The Firebombing of Tokyo continues »
    1969
    Ray pleads guilty to King assassination »
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1927
    Inventor who won suits against auto giants is born »
    PRESIDENTIAL
    1864
    Lincoln signs Ulysses S. Grant's commission to command the U.S. Army »
    SPORTS
    2006
    Cuba plays in World Baseball Classic »
    VIETNAM WAR
    1970
    Army captain charged with My Lai war crimes »
    1975
    Communists surround Ban Me Thuot »
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1864
    Montana vigilantes hang Jack Slade »
    WORLD WAR I
    1917
    Turkish troops begin evacuation of Baghdad »
    WORLD WAR II
    1940
    Sumner Welles makes a "peace proposal" »
     
  4. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    56,355
    18,019
    2,568
    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1888 Heavyweight Boxing champ John L Sullivan draws Charlie Mitchell in 30 rounds
    1900 Stanley Cup: Montreal Shamrocks sweep Halifax Crescents in 2 games
    1903 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Montreal AAA in 2 games
    1913 Stanley Cup: Quebec Bulldogs sweep Sydney (NS) Millionaires in 2 games
    1920 NHL's Quebec Bulldog Joe Malone scores 6 goals vs Ottawa Senators
    1934 Longest undefeated streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history ends - 18 games with 15 wins, 3 ties
    1949 Detroit Tiger pitcher Art Houtteman is critically injured in an auto accident but recovers to win 15 games in 1949
    1959 Dorothy Comiskey Rigney, sells 54% of White Sox to Bill Veeck
    1962 Due to its no black policy, Phillies leave Jack Tar Harrison Hotel & move to Rocky Point Motel, 20 miles outside Clearwater, Florida
    1963 Pete Rose debuts with hits in his 2 1st at bats in spring training
    1963 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 70 points vs Syracuse
    1973 20th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Maryland, 76-74
    1983 Walter Alston, Dodgers manager, elected to Hall of Fame
    1984 Heavyweight Tim Witherspoon KOs Greg Page
    1984 25th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Auburn, 51-49
    1984 5th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgetown beats Syracuse, 82-71 (OT)
    1985 Bonnie Lauer wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational
    1985 Dallas Maverick coach Dick Motta is 4th NBA coach to win 700 games
    1985 India beat Pakistan to win "World Championship of Cricket"
    1985 32nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgia Tech beats North Carolina, 57-54
    1988 NY Islanders celebrate Mike Bossy night
    1990 Ice Dance Championship at Halifax won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (Soviet Union)
    1991 Eddie Sutton is 1st NCAA coach to lead 4 schools into playoffs
    1991 Laura Davies wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
    1991 38th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #7 North Carolina beats #6 Duke, 96-74
    1991 32nd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Alabama beats Tennessee, 88-69
    1991 12th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Seton Hall beats Georgetown, 74-62
    1996 43rd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #12 Wake Forest beats #18 Georgia Tech, 75-74
    1996 37th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Mississippi State beats Kentucky, 84-73
    2001 22nd Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Boston College beats Pittsburgh, 79-57
    2002 49th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #3 Duke beats NC State, 91-61
    2002 43rd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Mississippi State beats Alabama, 61-58
    2007 28th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgetown beats Pittsburgh, 65-42
    2012 33rd Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Louisville beats Cincinnati, 50-44

    BIRTHDAYS
    1865 Pim [Willem JH] Mulier, Dutch journalist/writer/sport-organizer
    1880 Michael Jacobs, American boxing promoter, born in NYC, New York
    1908 Kristjan Palusalu, Estonia, heavyweight wrestler (Olympic gold 1936)
    1914 Chandler Harper, golfer (1950 PGA champ)
    1918 Heywood Hale Broun, TV commentator and sports correspondent, born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
    1932 Anatoliy Roschin, USSR, super heavyweight wrestler (Olympic gold 1972)
    1936 Sepp Blatter, Swiss ice hockey and football official
    1938 Ron Mix, NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders)
    1939 Irina Press, USSR, 80m hurdles/Pentathelete (Olympic gold 1960, 64)
    1943 Sandra Palmer, American golfer (Titleholders Championship 1972, US Open 1975), born in Fort Worth, Texas
    1946 Hiroshi Fushida, Japanese racing driver
    1948 Austin Carr, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers)
    1955 Toshio Suzuki, Japanese racing driver
    1956 Janet Anderson, West Sunbury PA, LPGA golfer (1982 US Women's Open)
    1957 Adolfo Horta, Camaguey Cuba, HW boxer (Olympic silver 1980)
    1960 Linda Jezek, California, backstroke swimmer (Pan Am Gold-1979)
    1961 Jesse Sapolu, NFL guard (SF 49ers)
    1961 Mitch Gaylord, CA, gymnast (Olympics 1984)/actor (American Anthem)
    1961 Bobby Petrino, American football coach
    1961 Pam Oliver, American sportscaster
    1962 Andre Waters, NFL safety (Arizona Cardinals)
    1963 John Cangelosi, outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Brooklyn, New York
    1964 Greg Campbell, cricketer (Aussie pace-bowler 1989-90)
    1965 Paul Masotti, CFL receiver (Toronto Argonauts)
    1965 Rod Woodson, American NFL cornerback/kick returner (Pittsburgh Steelers, SF 49ers), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
    1966 Michael Timlin, Midland TX, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
    1969 Jay Hillmann, WLAF running back (Rhein Fire)
    1969 Stephen Leaney, Australia, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Infinit TPC-7th)
    1970 Antonio Edwards, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
    1971 Frank Habermann, WLAF defensive linebacker (Rhein Fire)
    1971 Morris Unutoa, corner (Philadelphia Eagles)
    1971 Shad Williams, pitcher (California Angels), born in Fresno, California
    1971 Steve Arnold, British racing driver
    1972 Jack Kellogg, WLAF CB (Frankfurt Galaxy)
    1972 Matt Kenseth, American race car driver
    1975 Stefan Bergkvist, Leksand Swe, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
    1976 Barbara Schett, Innsbruck Austria, tennis star
    1977 Shannon Miller, Rolla MO, gymnast (Oly2 gold-2 silver/3 bronze-92, 96)
     
  5. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

    103,824
    11,490
    3,683
    Apr 3, 2007
    Clermont, Fl
    1997
    Paul McCartney knighted
    [​IMG]
    On this day in 1997, Paul McCartney, a former member of the most successful rock band in history, The Beatles, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his "services to music." The 54-year-old lad from Liverpool became Sir Paul in a centuries-old ceremony of pomp and solemnity at Buckingham Palace ... read more »
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1779
    Congress establishes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers »
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1818
    Frankenstein published »
    1903
    Lawrence Welk is born »
    1989
    COPS debuts on Fox »
    CIVIL WAR
    1862
    Lincoln shuffles the Union command »
    COLD WAR
    1985
    Mikhail Gorbachev picked to succeed Chernenko »
    CRIME
    1989
    COPS makes TV debut »
    DISASTER
    1888
    Great Blizzard of '88 hits East Coast »
    GENERAL INTEREST
    1861
    Confederate constitution adopted »
    1941
    FDR signs Lend-Lease »
    1942
    MacArthur leaves Corregidor »
    1990
    Lithuania proclaims its independence »
    2004
    Terrorists bomb trains in Madrid »
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    2009
    Toyota sells 1 millionth hybrid in U.S. »
    PRESIDENTIAL
    1947
    Truman thanks Herbert Hoover for aiding post-WWII reconstruction »
    SPORTS
    1901
    Newspaper reports signing of so-called Chief Tokohama »
    VIETNAM WAR
    1967
    Heavy battle rages during Operation Junction City »
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1884
    Gunslinger Ben Thompson dies »
    WORLD WAR I
    1918
    First cases reported in deadly influenza epidemic »
    WORLD WAR II
    1942
    MacArthur leaves the Philippines »
     
  6. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    56,355
    18,019
    2,568
    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1863 25th Grand National: George Stevens wins his 2nd GN aboard 4/1 Emblem; winning mare's full sister Emblematic wins the following year
    1892 1st public basketball game (Springfield, Massachusetts)
    1901 Cincinnati Enquirer reports Baltimore manager John McGraw signed Cherokee Indian Tokohoma, who is really black 2nd baseman Charlie Grant
    1904 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Brandon Wheat Kings in 2 games
    1905 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 beat Rat Portage Thisles, 2 games to 1
    1912 1st Stanley Cup game to be played in 3 20-min periods, formerly played in 30-min halfs, Quebec beats Moncton 9-3 on way to sweep
    1917 1st NHL championship game ever played, Toronto Arenas beats Montreal Canadiens 7-3 in 1st of 2 game set (second game on March 13)
    1924 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweeps Ottawa Senators in 2 games
    1941 Bronko Nagurski beats Ray Steele in Minn, to become wrestling champ
    1956 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
    1961 Then NHL record 40 penalties, Black Hawks & Maple Leafs (20 each)
    1967 14th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Duke, 82-73
    1972 19th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Maryland, 73-64
    1979 Randy Hold receives 67 min in penalties in a 60 min NHL hockey game
    1981 Johnny Mize & Rube Foster elected to baseball Hall of Fame
    1983 Ice Dance Championship at Helsinki, Finland won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (Great Britain)
    1983 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Helsinki won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
    1984 Christa Johnson wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic
    1984 31st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Maryland beats Duke, 74-62
    1986 Islander Mike Bossy, 1st NHLer to score 50 goals in 9 straight seasons
    1986 NFL adopts instant replay rule
    1987 Wayne Gretzky scores 1,500th NHL point
    1990 Maggie Will wins Desert Inn LPGA Golf International
    1990 37th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #14 Georgia Tech beats Virginia, 70-61
    1990 31st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Alabama beats Ole Miss, 70-51
    1990 11th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Connecticut beats Syracuse, 78-75
    1991 John Smith, US amateur wrestler, wins James E Sullivan Award
    1991 Monica Seles ends Steffi Graf's streak of 186 weeks ranked as #1
    1997 San Francisco Giant J T Snow suffers a fractured eye socket when hit by a pitch
    2000 21st Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: St. John's beats Connecticut, 80-70
    2001 48th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #3 Duke beats #6 North Carolina, 79-53
    2001 42nd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Ole Miss, 77-55
    2006 27th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Syracuse beats Pittsburgh, 65-61
    2007 54th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #8 North Carolina beats NC State, 89-80
    2007 48th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Florida beats Arkansas, 77-56
    2012 59th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #17 Florida State beats #4 North Carolina, 85-82
    2012 53rd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Vanderbilt beats Kentucky, 71-64

    BIRTHDAYS
    1870 Herm McFarland, American MLB outfielder (first grand slam in AL history), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1935)
    1885 Malcolm Campbell, British racing motorist (world land and water speed record holder), born in London, England (d. 1948)
    1923 Louise Brough, American tennis player (Wimbledon 1948-50, 55), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2014)
    1945 Dock Ellis, American baseball player
    1948 César Gerónimo, Dominican baseball player
    1964 Raimo Helminen, Tampere FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland, Olympic bronze 1998)
    1965 Eric Jelen, West Germany, tennis star
    1966 Ralph Tamm, NFL guard/center (Denver Broncos, KC Chiefs)
    1966 Steve Reed, MLB pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Los Angeles, California
    1967 Bill Houlder, Thunder Bay, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
    1969 Dan Lacroix, NHL left wing (NY Rangers), born in Montreal, Quebec
    1969 John Fina, NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
    1970 Brett Liddle, Boksburg South Africa, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Newcastle)
    1971 Bob Kronenberg, WLAF corner (Rhein Fire)
    1971 Jiri Vykoukai, Olomouc CZ, hockey player (Team Czech Rep, Olympic gold 1998)
    1971 Martin Rucinsky, Most Cze, NHL left wing (Canadiens, Olympic gold 1998)
    1972 Carl Greenwood, NFL cornerback (NY Jets)
    1972 Chris Shelling, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
    1972 Jamal Duff, NFL defensive end (NY Giants, Wash Redskins)
    1973 Mike Mihelic, CFL offensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
    1973 Sammie Brennan, CFL defensive back (BC Lions)
    1973 Tony Veland, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
    1974 Billy Granville, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
    1974 David Cameron, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
    1975 Cedric Henderson, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
    1975 Shawn Springs, cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
    1977 Becky Hammon, WNBA player
    1979 Fred Jones, American basketball player
    1979 Elton Brand, American basketball player
    1980 Dan Uggla, American baseball player
    1981 Lee Evans, American football player
    1982 Brian Anderson, Major League Baseball player
    1985 Derek Schouman, American football player
    1987 Marc-Andre Gragnani, Canadian ice hockey player
     
  7. wrpgator

    wrpgator GC Hall of Fame

    1,958
    4,586
    508
    Dec 12, 2013
    On this date in 49 BC Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon and invades Italy.
    To cross the Rubicon is a metaphor which means to take an irrevocable step that commits one to a specific course. When Julius Caesar was about to cross the tiny Rubicon River in 49 B.C.E., he quoted from a play by Menander to say "anerriphtho kybos!" or "let the die be cast" in Greek. But what kind of die was Caesar casting and what decision was he making?
    What Does the Expression 'Crossing the Rubicon' Mean?
     
  8. wrpgator

    wrpgator GC Hall of Fame

    1,958
    4,586
    508
    Dec 12, 2013
    On this date in 1893 New Mexico State University cancels its first graduation ceremony, because the only graduate was robbed and killed the night before.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  9. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

    103,824
    11,490
    3,683
    Apr 3, 2007
    Clermont, Fl
    1933
    FDR gives first fireside chat
    [​IMG]
    On this day in 1933, eight days after his inauguration, President Franklin D. Roosevelt gives his first national radio address or "fireside chat," broadcast directly from the White House. Roosevelt began that first address simply: "I want to talk for a few minutes with the people of the United ... read more »
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1776
    Public Notice urges recognition of "humane ladies" »
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1922
    Jack Kerouac is born »
    1982
    Richard Pryor releases Live on the Sunset Strip »
    2003
    The Dixie Chicks backlash begins »
    CIVIL WAR
    1864
    Red River Campaign begins »
    COLD WAR
    1947
    Truman Doctrine is announced »
    CRIME
    1969
    London police conduct drug raid at home of George Harrison »
    2003
    Police recover Elizabeth Smart and arrest her abductors »
    DISASTER
    1988
    Hail causes stampede at soccer match in Nepal »
    GENERAL INTEREST
    1888
    The Blizzard of 1888 »
    1930
    Gandhi leads civil disobedience »
    1938
    Germany annexes Austria »
    1993
    Reno sworn in as attorney general »
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1921
    Italian auto titan Gianni Agnelli born »
    PRESIDENTIAL
    1933
    FDR broadcasts first fireside chat »
    SPORTS
    1903
    New York Highlanders join American League »
    VIETNAM WAR
    1968
    McCarthy does well in the Democratic primary »
    1972
    Australians withdraw from South Vietnam »
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1888
    Chinese laborers excluded from U.S. »
    WORLD WAR I
    1917
    Russian army lends support to rebels in February Revolution »
    WORLD WAR II
    1938
    Hitler announces an Anschluss with Austria »
     
  10. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    56,355
    18,019
    2,568
    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1862 24th Grand National: Harry Lamplugh wins aboard The Huntsman; first French trained winner; only human fatality recorded in the event, jockey Joe Wynne
    1881 Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world's first black international football player and captain
    1903 NY Highlanders (Yankees) approved as members of AL
    1908 Stanley Cup: Mont Wanderers sweep Win Maple Leafs in 2 games
    1910 Stanley Cup: Montreal Wanderers beat Berlin (Kitchener), 7-3
    1966 Bobby Hull's 51st goal of season, sets record
    1966 Jockey Johnny Longden retires after 40 years (6,032 wins)
    1967 Austria's Reinhold Bachler ski jumps 505 feet
    1972 NHL great Gordie Howe retires after 26 seasons
    1980 NY Islanders 3rd scoreless tie, vs Pittsburgh Penguin
    1983 4th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: St. John's beats Boston College, 85-77
    1985 Larry Bird scores Boston Celtic record 60 points
    1987 David Robinson scores 50 points in a NCAA basketball game
    1987 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Cincinnati won by Brian Orser (Canada)
    1989 36th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #9 North Carolina beats #7 Duke, 77-74

    1989 30th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Alabama beats Florida, 72-60
    1989 10th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgetown beats Syracuse, 88-79
    1995 Ice Dance Championship at Birmingham UK won by Gritshuk & Platov (RUS)
    1995 42nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #7 Wake Forest beats #4 North Carolina, 82-80 (OT)
    1995 36th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Arkansas, 95-93 (OT)
    1995 16th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Villanova beats Connecticut, 94-78
    2000 47th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #3 Duke beats #20 Maryland, 81-68
    2000 41st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Arkansas beats Auburn, 75-67
    2005 26th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Syracuse beats West Virginia, 68-59
    2006 53rd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #1 Duke beats #7 Boston College, 78-76

    2006 47th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Florida beats South Carolina, 49-47
    2011 32nd Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: #9 Connecticut beats #3 Louisville, 69-66

    BIRTHDAYS
    1880 Nikolaos Georgantas, Greek discus thrower (d. 1958)
    1910 Tony "Two-Ton" Galento, American heavyweight boxer and actor (On the Waterfront), born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 1979)
    1918 James Bracken, race horse trainer
    1923 Hjalmar Andersen, Norwegian 1500, 5K, 10K speed skater (Olympic gold 1952), (d. 2013)
    1925 Louison Bobet, French cyclist (Tour de France 1953-55), born in Saint-Méen-le-Grand, France (d. 1983)
    1926 Freddie Williams, Welsh motorcycle speedway rider (world champion, 1950, 1952), born in Port Talbot, Wales (d. 2013)
    1929 Bernard Costello, American double sculls (Olympic silver 1956)
    1938 Johnny Rutherford, auto racer (26 championship races)
    1942 Jimmy Wynn, American baseball player, 1963-1977
    1949 Natalia Kuchinskaya, Soviet gymnast
    1956 Dale Murphy, slugger (Atlanta Braves, 2 time NL MVP), born in Portland, Oregon
    1962 Darryl Strawberry, American MLB right fielder (8-time All Star), born in Los Angeles, California
    1963 Candy Costie, synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Seattle, Washington
    1963 Joaquim Carvalho Cruz, Brazil, 800m runner (Olympic gold 1984)
    1963 John Andretti, race car driver
    1963 Paul Way, British golfer
    1963 Ian Holloway, English football manager
    1965 Fran Harris, American TV personality, sportscaster and former WNBA guard, born in Dallas, Texas
    1965 Molly Van Nostrand, American former professional tennis player, born in West Islip, New York
    1965 Randall "Randy" Dixon, American former NFL guard (Indianapolis Colts), born in Clewiston, Florida
    1965 Steve Finley, American MLB outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in Union City Tennessee
    1965 Shawn Gilbert, American former MLB player (New York Mets), born in Camden, New Jersey
    1965 Steve Levy, American sports journalist (ESPN), born in New York, New York
    1966 Alecia Stephenson, North softball ss (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
    1966 Erich Fischer, American Olympic water polo forward (Olympic-92), born in Dinuba, California
    1966 Grant Long, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks)
    1966 John Thompson III, NCAA Basketball Head Coach
    1967 Irvin Smith, CFL cornerback (Montreal Alouettes)
    1967 Rowelle Blenman, WLAF cornerback/safety (London Monarchs)
    1968 Merton Hanks, NFL safety (SF 49ers)
    1969 J P Izquierdo, CFL slot back (Calgary Stampeders)
    1969 Karen Snelgrove, softball pitcher (Olympics 1996), born in London, Ontario
    1969 Muhammad Oliver, NFL cornerback/safety (Washington Redskins)
    1970 Michael Bankston, NFL defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
    1970 Rex Walters, NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat)
    1970 Rod Smith, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
    1970 John Nemechek, American NASCAR driver (d. 1997)
    1971 Greg Hansell, pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Bellflower, California
    1971 Isaiah Rider, American NBA guard/forward (Minn Timberwolves, Port Trailblazers), born in Oakland, California
    1971 Raul Mondesi, MLB outfielder (LA Dodgers), born in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
    1973 Antonio Banks, cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
    1973 Keif Bryant, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
    1974 Chris Carr, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Minn Timberwolves)
    1978 Tara Mounsey, ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympics 1998)
    1978 Casey Mears, American auto racer
    1980 Douglas Murray, Swedish ice-hockey player
    1982 Zach Miner, American baseball player
    1985 Tosh Townend, American skateboarder
    1990 Dont'a Hightower, American NFL linebacker (New England Patriots), born in Lewisburg, Tennessee
    1990 Marvin Jones, American NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions), born in Los Angeles, California
     
  11. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    56,355
    18,019
    2,568
    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1861 23rd Grand National: Joseph Kendall wins aboard Jealousy at 5/1
    1878 Oxford University defeats Cambridge University in their 1st golf match
    1894 J L Johnstone of England invents horse racing starting gate
    1911 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Senators beat Galt (ON), 7-4
    1912 Stanley Cup, Quebec Skating Rink, Quebec City, Quebec: Quebec Bulldogs rout Moncton Victorias (NB), 8-0 for a 2-0 sweep of the challenge series
    1915 Dodgers manager Wilbert Robinson tries to catch a baseball dropped from an airplane, but the pilot substitutes a grapefruit
    1918 1st NHL championship: Montreal Canadiens beat Toronto Arenas, outscoring them 10-7 in a 2 game set
    1922 NHL Championship: Ottawa Senators outscore Toronto St Pats, 5 to 4, in 2 games
    1925 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweep Toronto Arenas in 2 games
    1943 Baseball approves official ball (with cork & balata)
    1954 Braves' Bobby Thomson breaks his ankle, he is replaced by Hank Aaron
    1955 Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
    1960 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
    1960 NFL's Chicago Cardinals moves to St Louis
    1960 White Sox unveil new road uniforms with players' names above number
    1961 Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
    1971 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Margaret Court wins her 10th Australian singles title; beats fellow Australian Evonne Goolagong 2-6, 7-6, 7-5
    1971 18th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: South Carolina beats North Carolina, 52-51
    1979 Isle's Mike Bossy's 5th career hat trick
    1982 Ice Dance Championship at Copenhagen won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (GBR)
    1982 Men's Figure Skating Champions in Copenhagen won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
    1982 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champs in Copenhagen won by Elaine Zayak (USA) who lands 6 triple jumps
    1983 30th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Virginia, 81-78
    1983 24th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgia beats Alabama, 86-71
    1988 35th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats North Carolina, 65-61
    1988 29th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Georgia, 62-57
    1988 9th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Syracuse beats Villanova, 85-68
    1992 Martina Navratilova & Judy Nelson settle their galamony suit
    1994 Donna Andrews wins LPGA Ping Welch's Golf Championship
    1994 41st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #4 North Carolina beats Virginia, 73-66
    1994 35th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Florida, 73-60
    1994 15th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Providence beats Georgetown, 74-64
    2004 25th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Connecticut beats Pittsburgh, 61-58
    2005 52nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #3 Duke beats Georgia Tech, 69-64
    2005 46th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Florida beats Kentucky, 70-53
    2009 30th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: #5 Louisville beats #10 Villanova, 69-55
    2010 31st Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: #7 West Virginia beats #22 Georgetown, 60-58
    2011 58th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #5 Duke beats #6 North Carolina, 75-58
    2011 52nd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Florida, 70-54

    BIRTHDAYS
    1886 Home Run Baker [John Franklin Baker], American baseball player, hall of famer (hit 2 HR in 1911 world series), born in Trappe, Maryland (d. 1963)
    1897 William Herald, Australian swimmer (Olympic-1920), born in Glebe, New South Wales (d. 1976)
    1918 George McAfee, American football player, NFL halfback (Chicago Bears), born in Corbin, Kentucky (d. 2009)
    1922 Jim Rodger, sports writer
    1925 Bertha Tickey, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1973), born in Dinuba, California (d. 2014)
    1929 Walter Medio, race horse trainer
    1930 Doug Harvey, American National League umpire (Baseball Hall of Fame 2010), born in South Gate, California (d. 2018)
    1938 Joe Bellino, American footballer (1960 Heisman Trophy), born in Winchester, Massachusetts
    1947 Tomas Hinojosa, jockey
    1949 Hiroshi Kazato, Japanese racing driver, born in Chiba Prefecture, Japan (d. 1974)
    1950 Joe Bugner, Hungarian-British-Australian boxer (European Champ 1971), born in Szőreg, Hungary
    1953 Andy Bean, American PGA golfer (11 PGA Tour wins), born in LaFayette, Georgia
    1955 Olga Rukavishnikova, Soviet pentathlete (Olympic silver 1980), born in Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk
    1955 Bruno Conti, Italian footballer and manager, born in Nettuno, Rome
    1957 Steve Lake, American baseball player, born in Inglewood, California
    1962 Liane Tooth, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
    1963 Mariano Duncan, infielder (NY Yankees), born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
    1963 Vance Johnson, American NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos), born in Trenton, New Jersey
    1964 Will Clark, American MLB first baseman (San Francisco Giants), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
    1966 Tine Scheuer-Larsen, Danish tennis star, born in Ølstykke, Denmark
    1967 Colleen Rosensteel, American heavyweight judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania
    1967 Satu Huotari, Finnish ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998), born in Oulu, Finland
    1969 Chris Zorich, American NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1969 Kevin Kaminski, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Churchbridge, Canada
    1971 Curtis Conway, American NFL wide receiver and kick returner (Chicago Bears), born in Los Angeles, California
    1971 Chen Li-Ling, Chinese tennis star (1995 Futures-Austin TX), born in Xiangtan, Hunan, China
    1971 Paul Henderson, Australian 100m/200m (Olympics 1996), born in Casino, New South Wales
    1971 Ralf Kleinmann, American football player from Germany, born in Cologne, Germany
    1971 Ryan Hayden, American athlete, 400m hurdler, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
    1971 Tony Vinson, NFL running back (Atl Falcons, Lon Monarchs, Balt Ravens)
    1972 Avrom Smith, American football player (London Monarchs)
    1972 Brian Saxton, NFL tight end (NY Giants), born in Whippany, New Jersey
    1972 Ryan McCoy, WLAF LB (London Monarchs)
    1972 Trent Dilfer, American NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Santa Cruz, California
    1973 Bobby Jackson, American NBA guard (Denver Nuggets), born in Salisbury, North Carolina
    1973 Dan Wilkinson, American NFL defensive tackle (Cin Bengals), born in Dayton, Ohio
    1973 Edgar Davids, Dutch soccer player (Ajax, AC Milan), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
    1973 Trezelle Jenkins, American NFL tackle (KC Chiefs), born in Chicago, Illinois
    1974 Corinna West, Garberville Colo, lightweight judoka (Olympics 1996)
    1974 Thomas Enqvist, Swedish tennis player (1991 Wimbledon jr boys), born in Stockholm, Sweden
    1975 Landon Wilson, NHL right wing (Colorado Avalanche), born in St. Louis, Missouri
    1978 Tom Danielson, American road racing cyclist, born in East Lyme, Connecticut
    1978 Kenny Watson, American football player, born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    1979 Johan Santana, Venezuelan baseball player, born in Tovar Municipality, Mérida, Venezuela
    1979 Cedric Van Branteghem, Belgian athlete, born in Ghent, Belgium
    1980 Caron Butler, American basketballer, born in Racine, Wisconsin
    1982 Nicole Ohlde, American basketball player, born in Clay Center, Kansas
    1983 Kaitlin Sandeno, American swimmer (Olympic 2004 Gold), born in Mission Viejo, California
    1984 Pieter Custers, Dutch athlete, born in Weert, Netherlands
    1985 Austin Scott, American football player, born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
    1987 Marco Andretti, American racecar driver (grandson of Mario Andretti), born in Nazareth, Pennsylvania
     
  12. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

    103,824
    11,490
    3,683
    Apr 3, 2007
    Clermont, Fl
    1879
    Albert Einstein born
    [​IMG]
    On March 14, 1879, Albert Einstein is born, the son of a Jewish electrical engineer in Ulm, Germany. Einstein's theories of special and general relativity drastically altered man's view of the universe, and his work in particle and energy theory helped make possible quantum mechanics ... read more »
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1776
    Alexander Hamilton is named captain of artillery company »
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1887
    Sylvia Beach, bookstore owner and publisher of Ulysses, is born »
    1948
    Billy Crystal is born »
    1958
    The Recording Industry Association of America awards first Gold Record to Perry Como for "Catch A Falling Star" »
    CIVIL WAR
    1862
    Battle of New Bern, North Carolina »
    COLD WAR
    1990
    Gorbachev elected president of the Soviet Union »
    CRIME
    1950
    The FBI debuts 10 Most Wanted »
    DISASTER
    1980
    Boxing team among casualties in Polish Air crash »
    GENERAL INTEREST
    1964
    Jack Ruby sentenced to death »
    1991
    Birmingham Six released »
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1922
    Mack Truck founder killed in car crash »
    PRESIDENTIAL
    1967
    JFK's body moved to permanent gravesite »
    SPORTS
    1997
    President Clinton expresses desire to return to golf course »
    VIETNAM WAR
    1965
    Allies launch second wave of Rolling Thunder »
    1969
    Nixon discusses the possibility of U.S. troop withdrawals »
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1919
    Max Brand publishes his first novel »
    WORLD WAR I
    1915
    German cruiser Dresden sinks »
    WORLD WAR II
    1943
    Germans recapture Kharkov »
     
  13. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    56,355
    18,019
    2,568
    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1899 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Shamrocks beat Queens University, 6-2 to clinch trophy for CAHL
    1903 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, Ontario: Ottawa HC beats Rat Portage Thisles, 4-2 for a 2-0 challenge series sweep
    1906 Calgary City Rugby Football Club forms
    1908 Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Wanderers beat Toronto Professionals, 6-4
    1954 Braves Henry Aaron homers in his 1st exhibition game
    1954 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
    1954 NBA Baltimore Bullets end a 32 game road losing streak
    1960 Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia) sets NBA playoff record of 53 points
    1961 George Weiss becomes President of NY Mets
    1962 Gordie Howe (Det Red Wings) is 2nd NHLer to score 500 goals
    1963 San Francisco Guy Rogers ties NBA record with 28 assists
    1967 1967 NFL Draft: Bubba Smith from Michigan State first pick by Baltimore Colts
    1969 Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st woman jockey to win at Aqueduct
    1971 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Ken Rosewall of Australia beats American defending champion Arthur Ashe 6-1, 7-5, 6-3; first man to win an Open era Grand Slam singles title without dropping a set
    1972 NBA's Cincinnati Royals announce they are moving to KC
    1976 Jockey Bill Shoemaker wins his 7,000th race
    1978 NFL permanently adds 7th official (side judge)
    1980 Ice Dance Championship at Dortmund West Germany won by Regoczy & Sallay
    1980 Polish airliner crash kills all 87 aboard (22 are US amateur boxers)
    1981 NCAA St Joseph's upsets top seed DePaul 49-48
    1987 NY Met Darryl Strawberry charges Red Sox pitcher Al Nipper during spring training exhibition game, causes bench clearing
    1991 Ice Dance Championship at Munich won by Isabel & Phil Duchesnay (FRA)
    1992 NY Met Daryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden accused of rape
    1993 Meg Mallon wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship
    1993 40th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgia Tech beats #1 North Carolina, 77-75
    1993 34th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats LSU, 82-65
    1993 14th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Seton Hall beats Syracuse, 103-70
    1997 Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson wins 67th James E Sullivan Award
    2004 51st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Maryland beats #5 Duke, 95-87
    2004 45th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Florida, 89-73
    2010 57th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #4 Duke beats Georgia Tech, 65-61
    2010 51st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Mississippi State, 75-74 (OT)
    2015 62nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Notre Dame beats North Carolina, 90-82
    2015 36th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Villanova beats Xavier, 69-52
    2017 World's oldest golf club Muirfield in Scotland, votes to admit women as members for 1st time in 273 years

    BIRTHDAYS
    1886 Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist who twice won the Tour de France (1919, 1922), born in Florennes, Namur, Belgium (d. 1964)
    1914 Lee Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)
    1920 Dorothy Tyler-Odam, Great Britain, high jumper (Olympic silver 36, 48)
    1921 Lis Hartel, Danish equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1952, 56)
    1927 Bill Rexford, auto racer
    1929 Thomas Bell Jr, race horse trainer
    1931 Bob Goalby, golfer (British Open-1968, Canadian Open-1968, NZ-1970)
    1936 Bob Charles, Carterton, New Zealand, PGA golfer (1963 Houston Open)
    1944 Clyde Lee, American NBA player, born in Nashville, Tennessee
    1946 Wes Unseld, NBA all-star (Baltimore Bullets, MVP 1969)
    1953 Tim McKee, American 400m medley swimmer (Olympic silver 1972)
    1954 David La Croix, race horse trainer
    1956 Tessa Sanderson, British javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1984), born in Kingston, Jamaica
    1958 Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre, Prince of Monaco/bobsledder (Olympics 1988)
    1960 George Horvath, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic-1980)
    1960 Helen Hopkins, Donneybrook Australia, golfer (Australian Intl 1983)
    1960 [Anthony] Kirby Puckett, MLB centerfielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)
    1961 Greg Anderson, American NHRA driver
    1964 Donald Evans, NFL defensive end/tackle (NY Jets)
    1964 Richard Migliore, jockey
    1965 John Stephenson, cricketer (England opening bat in one Test v Aust 1989)
    1965 Kevin Brown, Mcintyre GA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
    1966 Darcy Wakaluk, Pincher Creek, NHL goalie (Dallas Stars)
    1969 Greg Biekert, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
    1969 Larry Johnson, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets, NY Knicks)
    1969 Ty[rel] Bennion, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington
    1970 Thomas McLemore, NFL tight end (Indianapolis Colts), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
    1970 Ebru Kavaklıoğlu, Russian athlete
    1971 Ernie Brown, CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders)
    1972 Antowain Smith, running back (Buffalo Bills)
    1972 Aris Brimanis, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Cleveland, Ohio
    1972 Clover Maitland, Australian field hockey goal keeper (Olympics 1996)
    1972 Tom Barndt, NFL/WLAF guard (KC Chiefs, Scottish Claymores)
    1973 Chris Sullivan, defensive end (New England Patriots)
    1974 Justine Joyce, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
    1976 Sarah Elizabeth Ulmer, 3k ind pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
    1978 Pieter van den Hoogenband, Dutch swimmer
    1988 Stephen Curry, American basketball guard (NBA MVP 2015-16 Golden State Warriors), born in Akron, Ohio
    1997 Simone Biles, American gymnast (4 gold medals 2016), born in Columbus, Ohio
    1976 Sarah Elizabeth Ulmer, 3k ind pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
    1980 Matteo Grassotto, Italian racing driver
    1981 Bobby Jenks, American baseball player
    1988 Stephen Curry, American basketball guard (NBA MVP 2015-16 Golden State Warriors), born in Akron, Ohio
    1997 Simone Biles, American gymnast (4 gold medals 2016), born in Columbus, Ohio


     
  14. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

    103,824
    11,490
    3,683
    Apr 3, 2007
    Clermont, Fl
    44 B.C.
    Julius Caesar is murdered
    [​IMG]
    Julius Caesar, the "dictator for life" of the Roman Empire, is murdered by his own senators at a meeting in a hall next to Pompey's Theatre. The conspiracy against Caesar encompassed as many as sixty noblemen, including Caesar’s own protege, Marcus Brutus... read more »
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1783
    Washington puts an end to the Newburgh Conspiracy »
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    44
    Julius Caesar is stabbed »
    1959
    Frankie Avalon's "Venus" hits #1 »
    1972
    Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather opens »
    CIVIL WAR
    1831
    Edward A. Perry born »
    COLD WAR
    1989
    Gorbachev calls for radical agricultural reform »
    CRIME
    44 B.C.
    The ides of March: Julius Caesar is murdered »
    DISASTER
    1941
    Blizzard unexpectedly hits North Dakota and Minnesota »
    GENERAL INTEREST
    44 B.C.
    The Ides of March »
    1820
    Maine enters the Union »
    1917
    Czar Nicholas II abdicates »
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1968
    Construction begins on America's highest vehicle tunnel »
    PRESIDENTIAL
    1767
    Andrew Jackson is born »
    SPORTS
    1970
    Bobby Orr scores 100 points in one season »
    VIETNAM WAR
    1965
    Army Chief of Staff reports on South Vietnam »
    1973
    President Nixon hints at reintervention »
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1767
    Andrew Jackson born »
    WORLD WAR I
    1917
    Russian czar abdicates »
    WORLD WAR II
    1939
    Nazis take Czechoslovakia »
     
  15. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    56,355
    18,019
    2,568
    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings become the 1st professional baseball team
    1901 Horse racing is banned in San Francisco, last race March 16th
    1912 Pitcher Cy Young retires from baseball with 511 wins
    1945 Bert Shepard (1 legged WW II vet) tries out as a pitcher for Senators
    1945 Dodgers open spring training at Bear Mountain NY
    1953 Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
    1953 West Germany loses in soccer to Netherlands, 2-1
    1958 Oscar Robertson of Cincinnati Royals scores a NBA midwest region-record 56-point game
    1958 Royals basketball star Maurice Stokes collapses during a playoff game with encephalitis; He goes into a coma & is permanently disabled
    1959 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
    1962 Wilt Chamberlain is 1st to score 4,000 pts in an NBA season
    NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
    1968 Bob Beamon sets indoor long jump record (27'2-3/4")
    1979 Isle's Bryan Trottier's 5th career hat trick
    1981 Patty Hayes wins LPGA Sun City Golf Classic
    1985 Larry Holmes TKOs David Bey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
    1987 US Davis Cup team loses to Paraguay
    1988 NFL's St Louis Cardinals officially move to Phoenix
    1989 NY Rangers retire goalie Eddie Giacomin's #1 uniform
    1991 Sergei Bubka pole vaults world record 6.14m (20 feet 1 3/4)
    1992 Brandie Burton wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship
    1992 39th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #1 Duke beats #20 North Carolina, 94-74
    1992 33rd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Alabama, 80-54
    1992 13th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Syracuse beats Georgetown, 56-54
    1997 Pitts Penguins' Joe Mullen, is 1st American to score 500 NHL goals
    2003 24th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Pittsburgh beats Connecticut, 74-56
    2008 29th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Pittsburgh beats Georgetown, 74-65
    2009 56th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #9 Duke beats #22 Florida State, 79-69
    2009 50th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Mississippi State beats Tennessee, 64-61
    2013 Patrick Chan of Canada wins the men’s 2013 World Figure Skating Championships
    2014 35th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Providence beats Creighton, 65-58
    2015 56th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Arkansas, 78-63

    BIRTHDAYS
    1882 Jim Lightbody, American runner (d. 1953)
    1897 Jackson Scholz, American runner (d. 1986)
    1913 Jack Fairman, British racing driver (d. 2002)
    1920 Ranganandhan Francis, India, field hockey (Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56)
    1923 George Vogel, race horse trainer
    1926 Norm Van Brocklin, NFL quarterback and coach (LA Rams), hall of famer
    1944 Chi Cheng, Taiwan, sprinter/80m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1968)
    1945 Jorgen Sundelin, Swedish yachtsmen (Olympic gold 1968)
    1945 Tracy Smith, long-distance runner, born in Altadena, California)
    1946 Bobby Bonds, American MLB outfielder and coach (father of Barry Bonds), born in Riverside, California (died 2003)
    1956 Clay Matthews, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
    1959 Eliot Teltscher, California, tennis player (US Davis Cup team)
    1959 Harold Baines, Easton MD, outfielder (Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers)
    1961 Craig Ludwig, Rhinelander, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
    1961 Terry Cummings, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers)
    1963 Don Simington, American jockey, born in Tomahawk, Wisconsin
    1964 Alison Johnson, Tustin CA, WPVA volleyball player (US Open-4th-1993)
    1964 Ron Hall, NFL tight end (Detroit Lions)
    1965 Marianne Morris, LPGA golfer (1995 McDonald's LPGA-3rd), born in Middletown, Ohio
    1966 Karen Weiss, LPGA golfer (1995 Chick-fil-A Charity-7th), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
    1967 Kirk Scrafford, NFL tackle (SF 49ers)
    1968 Rob Anderson, Canadian Tour golfer (BC Amateur-1990, 92), born in Kamloops, British Columbia
    1969 Louis Riddick, NFL safety (Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons)
    1969 Yutaka Take, Japanese jockey
    1970 Chris Dalman, NFL guard/center (SF 49ers)
    1970 Diego Nargiso, tennis pro, born in Naples, Italy
    1970 Eric Castle, NFL free safety (San Diego Chargers)
    1970 Paul Kruse, Merritt, NHL left wing (Calgary Flames)
    1971 Patrick Reidy, Australian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
    1972 David Rhodes, WLAF wide receiver (Rhein Fire)
    1972 Filip Dewulf, Belgian tennis star
    1972 Oliver Gibson, NFL defensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)
    1972 Steve Danielson, field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
    1973 Franca Fehlauer, golfer (Belgian Intl Jr champ 1991), born in Hamburg, Germany
    1974 Robert Fick, American baseball player
    1975 Cornell Brown, linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)
    1979 Kevin Youkilis, American baseball player
    1980 Deidra Graham, Salt Lake City Utah, gymnast (alt-Olympics 1996)
    1980 Freddie Bynum, American baseball player
    1982 Rafael Pérez, Dominican baseball player
    1984 Kostas Vassiliadis, Greek basketball player
    1985 Antti Autti, Finnish snowboarder (Gold 2005 Winter X Games), born in Finland
    1985 Tom Chilton, British racing driver, born in Reigate, England
     
  16. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    56,355
    18,019
    2,568
    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1876 Nelly Saunders & Rose Harland fight 1st female boxing match (NY)
    1900 AL meets in Chicago, Ban Johnson announces AL league will be Chicago White Stockings, Washington Senators, Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Blues, Boston Americans, Philadelphia Athletics and Baltimore Orioles
    1911 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Senators beat Port Arthur Bearcats (ON), 13-4
    1939 NHL record 10 goals in 1 period-NY Rangers (7), NY Americans (3) & a record 26 points in the 3rd period
    1952 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
    1955 Clarence Campbell suspends Montreal Canadiens superstar Maurice "Rocket" Richard for the remainder of the 1955 season
    1957 Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
    1957 Toronto Maple Leafs tie NHL record 37 points beating NY Rangers 14-1
    1958 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
    1964 Paul Hornung & Alex Karras reinstated in NFL after 1 year suspension
    1969 Boston Bruins scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
    1985 MLB Pitcher Denny McLain, convicted of racketeering, sentenced to 25 yrs
    1986 Christa Johnson wins LPGA GNA/Glendale Federal Golf Classic
    1991 NJ Net coach Bill Fitch is 4th coach to win 800 NBA games
    1996 Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 3rd round to gain heavyweight title
    1996 Montreal Canadian's 1st game in their new arena (Bell Center)
    1997 Donna Andrews wins LPGA Welch's/Circle K Championship
    1997 NJ Devils' Dave Andreychuk is 26th NHL to score 500 goals
    1997 Stuart Appleby wins Honda Golf Classic
    2003 50th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #12 Duke beats NC State, 84-77
    2003 44th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Mississippi State, 64-57
    2008 55th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #1 North Carolina beats #22 Clemson, 86-81
    2008 49th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgia beats Arkansas, 66-57
    2013 Kim Yu-Na of South Korea wins the women’s 2013 World Figure Skating Championships
    2013 34th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Louisville beats Syracuse, 78-61
    2014 61st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #6 Virginia beats #7 Duke, 72-63
    2014 55th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Florida beats Kentucky, 61-60

    BIRTHDAYS
    1865 Patsy Donovan, Irish-American baseball player (d. 1953)
    1889 Reggie Walker, South African athlete (d. 1951)
    1910 Aladár Gerevich, Hungarian fencer (7 Olympic gold 1932, 36, 48, 52, 56, 60), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1991)
    1942 Roger Crozier, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (d. 1996)
    1954 Hollis Stacy, American golfer (US Open 1977-78, 84), born in Savannah, Georgia
    1955 Jiro Watanabe, Japanese boxer
    1956 Ozzie Newsome, NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns)
    1960 Duane Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player
    1961 Mel Gray, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
    1964 Pascal Richard, Swiss cyclist
    1965 Cindy Brown, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1988)
    1966 Catarina Pollini, WNBA forward (Houston Comets)
    1966 Rodney Peete, NFL quarterback (Philadelphia Eagles)
    1967 Dan Owens, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions)
    1967 John Mangum, NFL safety (Chicago Bears)
    1969 Pat Harlow, NFL tackle (NE Patriots, Oakland Raiders)
    1969 Steve Israel, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers, New England Patriots)
    1970 Kelli James, Medford NJ, field hockey forward (Olympics 1996)
    1971 Brett Carolan, NFL tight end (SF 49ers)
    1971 Eric Ravotti, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
    1974 Lamont Burns, American NFL guard (NY Jets), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
    1974 Fotini Vavatsi, Greek archer
    1976 Abraham Núñez, Dominican baseball player
    1980 Todd Heap, American football player
    1981 Curtis Granderson, American baseball player
    1981 Yoav Ziv, Israeli footballer
    1981 Andrew Bree, Irish swimmer
    1983 Brandon League, American baseball player
    1984 Levi Brown, American football player
    1985 Colin O'Brady, American athlete and adventurer, first to cross Antarctica solo unassisted, born in Olympia, Washington
    1986 T. J. Jordan, American basketball player
    1989 Blake Griffin, American NBA forward (LA Clippers, Detroit Pistons), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
     
  17. g8orbill

    g8orbill Old Gator VIP Member

    103,824
    11,490
    3,683
    Apr 3, 2007
    Clermont, Fl
    461
    Saint Patrick dies
    [​IMG]
    On this day in 461 A.D., Saint Patrick, Christian missionary, bishop and apostle of Ireland, dies at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland. Much of what is known about Patrick's legendary life comes from the Confessio, a book he wrote during his last years. Born in Great Britain, probably in Scotland, to a ... read more »
    HISTORY VAULT
    Who was St. Patrick?
    AMERICAN REVOLUTION
    1776
    British evacuate Boston »
    ART, LITERATURE, AND FILM HISTORY
    1894
    Novelist and playwright Paul Green is born »
    1958
    The Champs' "Tequila" is the #1 song on the U.S. pop charts »
    2000
    Julia Roberts collects $20 million for Erin Brockovich »
    CIVIL WAR
    1863
    Battle of Kelly's Ford, Virginia »
    COLD WAR
    1990
    Lithuania rejects Soviet demand to renounce its independence »
    CRIME
    2011
    Clark pleads guilty in Yale grad student slaying »
    DISASTER
    1906
    Earthquakes kill more than 1,200 in Taiwan »
    GENERAL INTEREST
    1762
    First St. Patrick's Day parade »
    1776
    The British evacuate Boston »
    1901
    Van Gogh paintings shown »
    INVENTIONS & SCIENCE
    1834
    Auto pioneer Gottlieb Daimler born »
    PRESIDENTIAL
    1905
    Franklin Roosevelt marries Eleanor Roosevelt »
    SPORTS
    1902
    Bobby Jones is born »
    VIETNAM WAR
    1964
    National Security Council reviews situation »
    1970
    Results of Peers investigation announced »
    WESTWARD EXPANSION
    1804
    Jim Bridger born »
    WORLD WAR I
    1917
    Shakeup in French government »
    WORLD WAR II
    1940
    Todt named Reich Minister for Weapons and Munitions »
     
  18. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

    56,355
    18,019
    2,568
    Apr 3, 2007
    Irvine, Fl
    1876 1st record high jump over 6' (Marshall Jones Brooks)
    1893 Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup (Stanley Cup): Montreal Hockey Club claim inaugural trophy after finishing top of final Amateur Hockey Association of Canada standings with a 7–1–0 record
    1897 British boxer Bob Fitzsimmons KOs American champion Jim Corbett in the 14th round to win world heavyweight title in Carson City, Nevada
    1897 Bob Fitzsimmons KOs James J Corbett in 14 for heavyweight boxing title
    1906 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: ECAHA playoff: Montreal Wanderers lose, 9-3 to Ottawa HC but win challenge series, 12-10 on aggregate
    1908 Tommy Burns KOs Jem Roche in 88 seconds in the quickest world heavyweight boxing title fight
    1932 Montreal Canadiens center Howie Morenz registers his 334th career point with an assist in a 10-4 win v NY Americans; passes Cy Denneny as NHL leader for career points
    1955 After Maurice Richard is suspended for the remainder of the season, riots break out in Montreal. 37 people are injured and over 100 are arrested. The following morning, Richard goes on the radio to ask citizens to stop vandalizing the city.
    1963 Bob Cousy plays his last NBA game
    1970 Peter O'Malley becomes CEO of LA Dodgers
    1979 Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by N Linichuk & G Karponosov USSR
    1983 70th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy
    1985 Matti Nykanen of Finland set a world ski jump record of 623'
    1988 Highest scoring NCAA basketball game; Loyola-Marymont 119, Wyoming 115
    1991 Penny Hammel wins Desert Inn LPGA Golf International
    1994 It is announced there is no smoking in Cleveland Indians new ballpark
    1996 Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship
    2013 60th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Miami beats North Carolina, 87-77
    2013 54th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Ole Miss beats Florida, 66-63

    BIRTHDAYS
    1902 Bobby Jones Jr, amateur golfer (Grand Slam 1930), born in Atlanta, Georgia,
    1907 Sonny Werblin, former owner of the New York Jets (d. 1991)
    1914 Sammy Baugh, American NFL hall of fame quarterback (Washington Redskins), born in Temple, Texas (d. 2008)
    1915 William Roycroft, Austrian equestrian 3 day (Olympic bronze 1976)
    1919 Hank Sauer, baseball player (NL MVP 1952)
    1939 Robin Knox-Johnston, British yachtsman
    1944 Cito Gaston, MLB manager (Toronto Blue Jays)
    1953 Chuck Muncie, American football running back, (d. 2013)
    1959 Brian Douglas Jones, tornado class sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
    1959 Danny Ainge, NBA coach (Phoenix Suns)
    1962 Patrick Thomas Burke, Hollywood FL, PGA golfer (1992 BellSouth-6th)
    1964 Alex Shoumidoub, NHL goaltender (Belarus, Olympics 1998)
    1964 Don Griffin, NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns)
    1964 Ron Warren Jr, jockey (Bay Meadows)
    1965 Caitlin Bilodeaux, US fencer (Olympic-92), born in Boston, Massachusetts
    1965 John Smiley, Phoenixville PA, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
    1967 Chris Luongo, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders), born in Detroit, Michigan
    1967 Kim Cathrein, LPGA golfer (1994 Rochester Intl-24th), born in Salinas, California
    1967 Melissa Allen, Port OR, WPVA volleyballer (Reebok National-13th-1994)
    1968 Judy Mosley McAfee, WNBA forward (Sacramento Monarchs)
    1969 Andrew McMarlin, Vienna VA, rower (Olympics 1996)
    1969 Domenic "Filane" Figliomeni, Terrace Bay Ontario, boxer (Olympics 1996)
    1969 Gilbert Schaller, Bruck Austria, tennis star
    1970 Shannan Mitchem, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Decatur, Georgia
    1971 Katrina Colleton, WNBA guard/forward (LA Sparks)
    1971 Tommy Thigpen, WLAF linebacker (Barcelona Dragons)
    1971 Bill Mueller, American baseball player, born in Maryland Heights, Missouri
    1972 Mia Hamm, Selma Alabama, soccer forward (Olympics 1996)
    1973 Jerome Woods, safety (KC Chiefs)
    1974 Eric Lane, running back (NY Giants)
    1974 John Hall, kicker (NY Jets)
    1976 Scott Downs, American baseball player
    1979 Andrew Ference, Canadian ice hockey player
    1981 Kyle Korver, American Basketball Player
    1997 Katie Ledecky, American swimmer (5 Olympic gold 2012, 2016), born in Washington D.C.
    Swimmer Katie Ledecky