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Calendars: Andorra

Holidays and observances

  • National Day in Andorra (also the Feast Day of Our Lady of Meritxell; national holiday)
  • World Physical Therapy Day

Events

  • 2005 – Two Ilyushin Il-76 aircraft from EMERCOM land at a disaster aid staging area at Little Rock Air Force Base; the first time Russia has flown such a mission to North America.
  • 1988 – Yellowstone National Park is closed for the first time in U.S. history due to ongoing fires.
  • 1966 – The landmark American science fiction television series Star Trek premieres with its first-aired episode, "The Man Trap".
  • 1962 – Last run of the famous Pines Express over the Somerset and Dorset Railway line (UK) fittingly using the last steam locomotive built by British Railways, 9F locomotive 92220 Evening Star.
  • 1952 – The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation makes its first televised broadcast on the second escape of the Boyd Gang.
  • 1945 – Cold War: United States troops arrive to partition the southern part of Korea in response to Soviet troops occupying the northern part of the peninsula a month earlier.
  • 1944 – World War II: London is hit by a V-2 rocket for the first time.
  • 1943 – World War II: United States General Dwight D. Eisenhower publicly announces the Allied armistice with Italy.
  • 1921 – Margaret Gorman, a 16-year-old, wins the Atlantic City Pageant's Golden Mermaid trophy; pageant officials later dubbed her the first Miss America.
  • 1914 – World War I: Private Thomas Highgate becomes the first British soldier to be executed for desertion during the war.
  • 1892 – The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited.
  • 1888 – In England the first six Football League matches are played.
  • 1888 – In Spain, the first travel of Isaac Peral's submarine.
  • 1863 – American Civil War: Second Battle of Sabine Pass: On the Texas-Louisiana border at the mouth of the Sabine River, a small Confederate force thwarts a Union invasion of Texas.
  • 1781 – American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Eutaw Springs in South Carolina, the war's last significant battle in the Southern theater, ends in a narrow British tactical victory.
  • 1655 – Warsaw falls without resistance to a small force under the command of Charles X Gustav of Sweden during The Deluge, making it the first time the city is captured by a foreign army.
  • 1565 – St. Augustine, Florida was founded by Spanish admiral and Florida's first governor, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés.

Births

  • 1990 – Matt Barkley, American football player
  • 1988 – Arrelious Benn, American football player
  • 1988 – Chantal Jones, American model and actress
  • 1986 – Matt Grothe, American football player
  • 1984 – Bobby Parnell, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Wali Lundy, American football player
  • 1983 – Will Blalock, American basketball player
  • 1982 – Travis Daniels, American football player
  • 1981 – Jonathan Taylor Thomas, American actor
  • 1979 – Pink, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1978 – Angela Rawlings, Canadian-American author and poet
  • 1978 – Gil Meche, American baseball player
  • 1978 – Rebel, American wrestler
  • 1975 – Larenz Tate, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1974 – Rick Michaels, American wrestler
  • 1974 – Tanaz Eshaghian, Iranian-American director and producer
  • 1973 – Gabrial McNair, American saxophonist, keyboard player, and composer
  • 1973 – Troy Sanders, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1972 – Lisa Kennedy Montgomery, American radio and television host
  • 1971 – David Arquette, American actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and wrestler
  • 1971 – Dustin O'Halloran, American pianist and composer
  • 1970 – Latrell Sprewell, American basketball player
  • 1970 – Lodi, American wrestler
  • 1970 – Neko Case, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1970 – Nidal Malik Hasan, American soldier, psychiatrist, and mass murderer
  • 1967 – Kimberly Peirce, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1964 – Michael Johns, American businessman and political activist
  • 1964 – Raven, American wrestler
  • 1963 – Daniel Wolpert, American scientist
  • 1961 – Timothy Well, American wrestler (d. 2017)
  • 1960 – Aimee Mann, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
  • 1958 – Bart Batten, American wrestler
  • 1958 – Brad Batten, American wrestler (d. 2014)
  • 1958 – Michael Lardie, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
  • 1957 – Walt Easley, American football player (d. 2013)
  • 1956 – David Carr, American journalist and author (d. 2015)
  • 1956 – Maurice Cheeks, American basketball player and coach
  • 1956 – Mick Brown, American drummer
  • 1955 – Terry Tempest Williams, American environmentalist and author
  • 1954 – Michael Shermer, American historian, author, and academic, founded The Skeptics Society
  • 1954 – Ruby Bridges, American civil rights activist
  • 1952 – Will Lee, American bass player
  • 1951 – Tim Gullikson, American tennis player and coach (d. 1996)
  • 1951 – Tom Gullikson, American tennis player and coach
  • 1950 – Mike Simpson, American dentist and politician
  • 1950 – Zachary Richard, American singer-songwriter and poet
  • 1947 – Ann Beattie, American novelist and short story writer
  • 1947 – Benjamin Orr, American singer-songwriter and bass player (The Cars) (d. 2000)
  • 1947 – Marianne Wiggins, American author
  • 1946 – Aziz Sancar, Turkish-American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1946 – L. C. Greenwood, American football player (d. 2013)
  • 1945 – Lem Barney, American football player
  • 1945 – Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (d. 1973)
  • 1943 – Adelaide C. Eckardt, American academic and politician
  • 1942 – Brian Cole, American bass player (d. 1972)
  • 1942 – Sal Valentino, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1941 – Bernie Sanders, American politician
  • 1940 – Jack Prelutsky, American author and poet
  • 1940 – Quentin L. Cook, American religious leader
  • 1939 – Guitar Shorty, American singer and guitarist
  • 1938 – Adrian Cronauer, American sergeant and radio host
  • 1938 – Sam Nunn, American lawyer and politician
  • 1937 – Archie Goodwin, American author and illustrator (d. 1998)
  • 1937 – Barbara Frum, American-Canadian journalist (d. 1992)
  • 1933 – Eric Salzman, American composer, producer, and critic
  • 1932 – Patsy Cline, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1963)
  • 1931 – Marion Brown, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2010)
  • 1927 – Harlan Howard, American songwriter (d. 2002)
  • 1927 – Marguerite Frank, American-French mathematician
  • 1927 – Robert L. Rock, American soldier and politician, 42nd Lieutenant Governor of Indiana (d. 2013)
  • 1925 – Jacqueline Ceballos, American activist, founded the Veteran Feminists of America
  • 1924 – Grace Metalious, American author (d. 1964)
  • 1924 – Marie-Claire Kirkland, American-Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 2016)
  • 1924 – Wendell H. Ford, American lieutenant and politician, 53rd Governor of Kentucky (d. 2015)
  • 1923 – Wilbur Ware, American double-bassist (d. 1979)
  • 1922 – Lyndon LaRouche, American politician and activist, founded the LaRouche movement
  • 1922 – Sid Caesar, American comic actor and writer (d. 2014)
  • 1918 – Derek Barton, English-American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)
  • 1914 – Denys Lasdun, English architect, designed the Royal National Theatre (d. 2001)
  • 1900 – Claude Pepper, American lawyer and politician (d. 1989)
  • 1897 – Jimmie Rodgers, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1933)
  • 1896 – Howard Dietz, American publicist and songwriter (d. 1983)
  • 1889 – Robert A. Taft, American lawyer and politician (d. 1953)
  • 1881 – Harry Hillman, American runner and hurdler (d. 1945)
  • 1873 – David O. McKay, American religious leader, 9th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1970)
  • 1871 – Samuel McLaughlin, Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded the McLaughlin Carriage Company (d. 1972)
  • 1868 – Seth Weeks, American mandolin player, composer, and bandleader (d. 1953)
  • 1851 – John Jenkins, American-Australian businessman and politician, 22nd Premier of South Australia (d. 1923)
  • 1828 – Clarence Cook, American author and critic (d. 1900)
  • 1828 – Joshua Chamberlain, American general and politician, 32nd Governor of Maine (d. 1914)
  • 1824 – Jaime Nunó, Spanish-American composer, conductor, and director (d. 1908)
  • 1462 – Henry Medwall, first known English vernacular dramatist (d. 1501)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Andrew Kohut, American political scientist and academic (b. 1942)
  • 2015 – Tyler Sash, American football player (b. 1988)
  • 2014 – George Zuverink, American baseball player (b. 1924)
  • 2014 – Gerald Wilson, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1918)
  • 2014 – Marvin Barnes, American basketball player (b. 1952)
  • 2014 – S. Truett Cathy, American businessman, founded Chick-fil-A (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – Sean O'Haire, American wrestler, mixed martial artist, and kick-boxer (b. 1971)
  • 2013 – Goose Gonsoulin, American football player (b. 1938)
  • 2012 – Bill Moggridge, English-American designer, author, and educator, co-founded IDEO (b. 1943)
  • 2012 – Thomas Szasz, Hungarian-American psychiatrist and academic (b. 1920)
  • 2009 – Mike Bongiorno, American-Italian television host (b. 1924)
  • 2008 – Ralph Plaisted, American explorer (b. 1927)
  • 2004 – Frank Thomas, American animator, voice actor, and screenwriter (b. 1913)
  • 1999 – Moondog, American-German singer-songwriter, drummer, and poet (b. 1916)
  • 1991 – Alex North, American composer and conductor (b. 1910)
  • 1985 – John Franklin Enders, American virologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
  • 1981 – Roy Wilkins, American journalist and activist (b. 1901)
  • 1980 – Willard Libby, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1908)
  • 1977 – Zero Mostel, American actor and comedian (b. 1915)
  • 1970 – Percy Spencer, American engineer, invented the microwave oven (b. 1894)
  • 1969 – Bud Collyer, American game show host (b. 1908)
  • 1965 – Dorothy Dandridge, American actress and singer (b. 1922)
  • 1935 – Carl Weiss, American physician (b. 1906)
  • 1853 – Frédéric Ozanam, French scholar, co-founded the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (b. 1813)
  • 1831 – John Aitken, Scottish-American publisher (b. 1745)
  • 1784 – Ann Lee, English-American religious leader (b. 1736)
  • 1780 – Enoch Poor, American general (b. 1736)
  • 1755 – Ephraim Williams, American soldier and philanthropist (b. 1715)
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