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2008 From today (Feast of the Presentation of the baby Jesus in the Temple) until 11 February 2008 (150th anniversary of the first appearance of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes) a daily Plenary Indulgence is granted to the Christian faithful who, devoutly and in accordance with the established conditions (Confession within one week, Communion, no attachment to sin,. prayer for the intentions of the Pope), visit a blessed image of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lourdes solemnly displayed for public veneration in any church, oratory, grotto, or suitable place, and in the presence of that image perform some pious act of Marian devotion, or at least pause to reflect for an appropriate length of time, concluding with the Our Father, some legitimate form of the Creed, and the Jubilee prayer or some other Marian invocation. (the DECREE)
2005 Ontario Education Minister Gerard Kennedy facing the possibility of a strike by the province's teachers: “I think strike is a bit of a five-letter word in education and that gets people nervous”. Someone points out that “strike” has six letters. Kennedy, of the Liberal Party, replies: "Pardon me, I was going to say four, but it really is a tough word in education. Thank you -- show off!" A Dan Quayle moment? (potato+e) “But then again, at least no one put Dan Quayle in charge of educating over a million schoolchildren," says legislator John Baird, of the opposition Conservative Party.
2004 Gilli got back her wallet!
She had lost the wallet in the summer of 1963. It is returned to her with its complete contents: receipts, photographs, and 45.54 kronor, equivalent to about 412 kronor, or $56 of 2004.
— Plånbok kom till rätta efter 40 år.
För några dagar sedan damp ett tjockt kuvert ned i brevlådan hemma hos Gulli Wihlborg i Malmö. När hon öppnade det blev hon minst sagt förvånad. I kuvertet låg den plånbok som hon tappade i Trelleborg sommaren 1963.
Jag tycker att det är helt fantastiskt, säger Gulli Wihlborg som hade gett upp hoppet om att få tillbaka sin plånbok för länge sedan.Men inte nog med att den röda skinnplånboken, efter 40 år, kommit tillrätta. I den fanns både pengar, fotografier, kvitton och allt annat kvar.
- Det är exakt 45 kronor och 54 öre. Det var väldigt mycket pengar för mig på den tiden. Jag hyrde ett möblerat rum med kokvrå för 90 kronor i månaden så det var halva hyran, berättar Gulli.
Hon minns väl sommarkvällen då hon tappade plånboken. Hon var 18 år och hade nyss flyttat till Trelleborg och börjat arbeta i köket på lasarettet.
- Jag kom samma år till Trelleborg som en lantis från Norra Håslöv och hyrde ett rum i Kyrkoköpinge. Den kvällen skulle jag cykla till en arbetskamrat på Slussgatan. När jag kom fram hade jag inte plånboken i fickan.
Nu har hon fått reda på var hon tappade den, för i kuvertet tillsammans med plånboken låg en handskriven lapp.
“Kära Gulli, man skall aldrig ge upp hoppet. Här får du din plånbok tappad på Östersjögatan för många år sen. Hälsningar från Trelleborg”.
Vem som skrivit lappen och skickat plånboken vet Gulli Wihlborg inte.
- Det skulle vara roligt att få veta. Man undrar ju varför den har skickats först nu, säger hon och hoppas att personen hör av sig.
Trots att hon flyttade till Malmö för över 25 år sedan kom plånboken till hennes rätta adress i Malmö. Men i plånboken låg en lapp med en adress till hennes föräldrar utanför Rydsgård.
- Den hade jag lagt i ifall jag skulle tappa plånboken. Så ordentlig var jag, säger hon.
tidsresa till 60-talet.
Hon gick flera gånger till polisens hittegods för att se om någon lämnat in plånboken. Men den dök aldrig upp där.
Nu gläds hon i stället åt att genom innehållet i plånboken återuppliva sina minnen. Och den är som en spegling av en 18-årig kvinnas liv på 60-talet.
- Jag köpte en klänning för 56,50, det kvittot finns här. Så har jag varit på Alunbruket och dansat, säger hon och visar en gammal dansbiljett.
Även lönelappar, tandläkarkvitton och en liten inköpslista fanns i plånboken liksom fotografier på väninnor och tidningsurklipp över gifta och förlovade bekanta.
- Man gjorde ju så då, klippte ut i tidningen när det var någon man kände. Det hade jag säkert inte haft kvar i dag om jag inte hade tappat plånboken, konstaterar Gulli som nu tänker bevara sin plånbok precis som den är, med allting i.
2003 Elections in two German states: the Christian Democrats beat the Social Democrats (party of Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder): in Lower Saxony 48% to 33% (lost 36% to 48% in 1998), in Hesse 49% to 29% (tied at 39% in 1999).
2003 World chess champion Garry Kimovich Kasparov [13 April 1963-], with Black, draws against computer program Deep Junior in the fourth game of a match which will end in a draw with its 6th game on 07 February 2003 (26 Jan Game 1 — 28 Jan Game 2 — 30 Jan Game 3 — 05 Feb Game 5). The match score stays tied, now at: Kasparov 2, Deep Junior 2. The game:
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 e6 5. Nb5 d6 6. c4 Nf6 7. N1c3 a6 8. Na3 Nd7 [an unprecedented and dubious move, intended to get Deep Junior out of its opening book] 9. Nc2 Be7 10. Be2 b6 11. 0~0 Bb7 12. h3 [< a useless move] 0~0 13. Be3 Rc8 14. Qd2 Nce5 15. b3 Nf6 16. f3 Qc7 17. Rac1 Rfe8 [rather than b5, as Kasparov waits to see whether Deep Junior makes other dubious moves] 18. a3 [< another useless move] Ned7 [b5 19. cxb5!? Qxc5 20. bxa5 would give White passed pawns on the Queen side for the loss of a knight] 19. Rfd1 Qb8 [gets the Queen out of the Rook's way on the c file, it can now go to a8 to work with the b7 Bishop to put pressure on White's e pawn] 20. Bf2 Rcd8 21. b4 [White gains space on the Queen side and threatens to advance more. Kasparov shakes his head, looking unhappy] Ba8 22. a4 Rc8 23. Rb1 Qc7 24. a5 [White sacrifices the pawn for the strong positional advantage of the pawn headed to a6 where it inhibits Black] bxa5 25. b5 Bb7 26. b6 Qb8 27. Ne3 Nc5 28. Qa2 Nfd7 29. Na4 Ne5 30. Nc2 Ncd7 31. Nd4 Red8 32. Kh1 [< a useless move] Nc6 33. Nxc6 Rxc6 34. Kg1 [< a useless move] h6 35. Qa3 Rdc8 36. Bg3 Bf8 37. Qc3 Ne5 38. c5 Nd7 [forced] 39. Qxa5 Nxc5 40. Nxc5 Rxc5 41. Qa4 R5c6 42. Bf2 d5! 43. Bxa6 Bc5 44. Bxc5 Rxc5 45. Bxb7 Qxb7 46. exd5 exd5 47. Qa7 R5c7 [forcing the exchange of Queens] 48. Qxb7 Rxb7 49. Rxd5 Rc6 50. Rdb5 h5 51.Kf2 Re6 52. f4 g6 53. Kg3 Kg7 54. Kh4 Kh6 55. R1b4 Rd6 56. g3 f6 57. g4 hxg4 58. hxg4 Kg7 59. Rb3 Rc6 60. g5 f5 61. Rb1. Deep Junior can't get an advantage out of its extra pawn, so its human offers a draw and Kasparov accepts.
2001 Pope John Paul II issues his message for the 87th annual Day of Migration.
2000 El histórico dirigente de la banda terrorista ETA, Juan Carlos Iglesias Chozua, alias "Gadafi", es detenido en Francia.
2000 La Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, cerrada desde abril de 1999, se convierte en escenario de una manifestación masiva en protesta por la subida de las matrículas y para exigir la participación estudiantil en la reestructuración de la principal universidad de América Latina.
1999 Senegal becomes the first country to ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (which, two years later, would not have been ratified nor even signed by the US)
^1999 Clinton impeachment trial in US Senate: Jordan's deposition.
(1) In today's deposition of presidential pal Vernon Jordan, Rep. Asa Hutchison (R-Arkansas) quizzes him about inconsistencies between his earlier testimony and testimony from Lewinsky.
(JORDAN SENATE DEPOSITION TRANSCRIPT)
| (2) While Jordan is testifying in a super-secure room
in the US Capitol, senators are able to view Lewinsky's videotaped deposition
in four different secured locations elsewhere in the building. Sources say
Lewinsky, who was questioned for four hours on 01
February at a Washington hotel, broke no new ground in her testimony.
(3) "It is our intention to request live witnesses," House Impeachment Trial Manager Henry Hyde (R- Illinois) tells reporters on Capitol Hill. "We think that's the highest and best evidence, and that will be our firm request." Hyde says the testimony of Lewinsky and of Clinton confidant Vernon Jordan had "strengthened some points" of the prosecution case. He makes his comments shortly after Jordan, who helped Lewinsky search for a job outside Washington, testified for three hours behind closed doors.
(4) The search in the Senate for a bipartisan exit strategy to end President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial continues.
^(5) Matt Drudge reports: DRUDGE REPORT 02/02/99 22:08 UT
EXCLUSIVE: WHITE HOUSE PRESSURES 2ND NETWORK NOT TO AIR 'JANE DOE' STORY
White House spokesman Joe Lockhart personally warned a news network on Tuesday not to air a story on Juanita Broaddrick, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.
The development comes two weeks after Broaddrick sat for an exclusive in-depth interview with NBC NEWS reporter Lisa Myers an interview that NBC NEWS executives have determined is not fit for air.
FOX NEWS CHANNEL on Tuesday evening ran with a story about the interview and questions swirling around NBC NEWS.
According to network sources, earlier in the day, Lockhart called FOX NEWS CHANNEL's White House correspondent and warned him not to pursue the story.
"You guys will regret this," Lockhart told the reporter. "Clinton haters have been putting this story out for a decade now, as far back as the '92 campaign."
Lockhart warned: "If you go with the story after NBC NEWS decided not to, there won't be any argument about whether FOX NEWS is right wing or not."
White House spokesman Jim Kennedy later called FOX NEWS to explain that Lockhart's comments were strictly "off the record," according to a well-placed source.
Meanwhile, Lisa Myers has been told by management not to comment on her spiked interview with Broaddrick.
Over the weekend, Broaddrick told a friend that she is now deeply disappointed in NBC, a network she says "hounded" her for nine months to get the interview and is now giving her the run-around.
"It had been very painful to relive the experience which she had buried deep down for years," says a source. "But she thought she could clear it up once and for all and make the media go away with a one-time only statement."
"Now she's in an even worse fix calls, e-mails and people driving by all the time. NBC seems like its protecting the president, and she feels used after eight hours under the kleig lights with them."
On Tuesday, NBC NEWS Washington bureau chief Tim Russert was hit with a "Jane Doe" question on the IMUS IN THE MORNING radio show.
As captured by HOTLINE:
Imus: "So, are you people at NBC News sitting on this Lisa Myers interview with Juanita Broaddrick?"
Russert: "This is one of the most amazing stories that I've ever been involved in, because it just hit the internet, and hit talk radio. The answer is very simple. If we honestly had a buttoned-up bombshell, we would go with it in a flash. That's what we do for a living, and every time you're involved in a story, this one or any other story, who, what, where, why. And when you lock up all those various corroborations, you go with the story. If you don't, you don't go with it. There are four or five stories we're working on, Lisa Myers has led the way in her coverage of this entire episode. And, believe me, if and when we lock up a story, we'll go with it. If we don't, we won't."
On if a tape of the Myers/Broaddrick interview exists: "I'm not going to get into where we are. It's a work in the process, about a whole lot of things."
But last week, one NBC insider told the DRUDGE REPORT: "The story is done, our investigation is over! I challenge anyone to point out the holes in Lisa's piece."
Russert neglected to point out that Myers first reported details of Broaddrick's story on 28 March 1998 on NBC NIGHTLY NEWS, just days before the Paula Jones case was dismissed.
. . . .
| FOX NEWS CHANNEL's Rita Cosby, in a story that aired on Tuesday night,
expanded on many of the details first reported by Myers.
COSBY: "The alleged assault occurred when Broaddrick was at a nursing home conference at this Little Rock hotel 21 years ago. At the time, Bill Clinton was Arkansas's state attorney general and running for governor. Sources say he was going to meet her in a conference room, but at the last minute he switched the location to a hotel room. A friend of Broaddrick's who attended the conference saw her right after the alleged assault. Norma Kelsay told FOX NEWS that Broaddrick said she had been assaulted by Clinton. Quote, "She was hysterical," Kelsey said. "Her lip was blue and bleeding, and her hose were severely torn in the crotch area." Three others close to Broaddrick, say Broaddrick gave them similar accounts. But Kelsay says Broaddrick told her never to tell anyone about what happened in the hotel because she didn't want any publicity and feared she would be blamed because she let him in her room."
Broaddrick's local paper the TIMES RECORD of Arkansas reported over the weekend that Broaddrick has been spending time in her rural Crawford County home behind an electrified fence.
1998 IBM announced an experimental computer initiative co-sponsored by the City of Oakland and Pacific Bell. The initiative would install a $1.2 million computer training facility in an Oakland housing project, providing computer access and training to low-income workers and welfare recipients. IBM planned to install servers, which would be connected to network computers-inexpensive desktop stations-in individual apartments.
1998 US President Clinton introduced the first balanced budget in 30 years. His fraudulent successor, George Dubyu Bush (Jr.) would promptly unbalance it again by pushing for reckless tax cuts in 2001.
1998 El liberal Miguel Ángel Rodríguez gana las elecciones presidenciales de Costa Rica.
1997 Se inaugura en Estados Unidos la Cumbre del Microcrédito, un movimiento internacional destinado a conceder pequeñas ayudas económicas a los 100 millones de familias más pobres del mundo para que los dediquen a actividades productivas concretas.
1996 The US Congress votes to rewrite the 61-year-old Communications Act. Companies in the television, computer, and telephone industries are now allowed to enter and compete in each other's fields under the new Telecommunications Act.
1995 El Consejo de Europa aprueba el Convenio Europeo de Bioética, primer instrumento de investigación en campos médico y científico.
1994 America Online announced it would limit the number of users allowed on the system during peak evening hours. The company had added 70,000 new users in January, boosting its overall membership to 600,000. The company said members might receive refunds if denied access to the service.
1991 US postage is raised from 25¢ to 29¢
1990 South Africa's President F[rederik] W[illem] de Klerk promises to free Nelson Mandela and legalizes African National Congress and 60 other political organizations
0ºF (-18ºC) or below in 15 US states.
1989 Andrés Rodríguez Pedotti encabeza un golpe de Estado en Paraguay contra el régimen del general Alfredo Stroessner, cuyo éxito llevó a la democratización del país.
1988 The SEC reported that the October 17, 1987, stock market crash was accelerated by stock futures trading and recommended that certain computerized trading in futures be limited.
1987 Philippines adopts constitution.
1986 Oscar Arias Sanchez elected President of Costa Rica.
1986 Dalai Lama [photo >] meets Pope John Paul II in India.
^1985 The "Reagan Doctrine" is announced
In his State of the Union address, President Ronald Reagan defines some of the key concepts of his foreign policy, establishing what comes to be known as the "Reagan Doctrine." The doctrine served as the foundation for the Reagan administration's support of "freedom fighters" around the globe.
Reagan began his foreign policy comments with the dramatic pronouncement that, "Freedom is not the sole prerogative of a chosen few; it is the universal right of all God's children." America's "mission" was to "nourish and defend freedom and democracy." More specifically, Reagan declared that, "We must stand by our democratic allies. And we must not break faith with those who are risking their lives-on every continent, from Afghanistan to Nicaragua-to defy Soviet-supported aggression and secure rights which have been ours from birth." He concluded, "Support for freedom fighters is self-defense."
With these words, the Reagan administration laid the foundation for its program of military assistance to "freedom fighters." In action, this policy translated into covertly supporting the Contras in their attacks on the leftist Sandinista government in Nicaragua; the Afghan rebels in their fight against the Soviet occupiers; and anticommunist Angolan forces embroiled in that nation's civil war. President Reagan continued to defend his actions throughout his two terms in office. During his farewell address in 1989, he claimed success in weakening the Sandinista government, forcing the Soviets to withdraw from Afghanistan, and bringing an end to the conflict in Angola. Domestic critics, however, decried his actions, claiming that the support of so-called "freedom fighters" resulted only in prolonging and escalating bloody conflicts and in US support of repressive and undemocratic elements in each of the respective nations.
1984 Lebanese army fight in Beirut.
1983 Pope John Paul II names 18 new cardinals, among which Chicago Archbishop Joseph L Bernardin.
1982 Government troops and Moslem-fundamentalists battle in Hamah Syria.
1980 FBI releases details of Abscam, a sting operation that targeted 31 elected and public officials for bribes for political favors from phony Arab businessmen. The "Abscam" codename is protested by Arab-Americans.
1977 Radio Shack officially begins creating the TRS-80 computer.
1977 Se escinde en dos facciones el Partido del Congreso, en la India, al dimitir el ministro de Agricultura.
1976 Robo de 119 cuadros de la última época de Picasso en el palacio de los Papas de Aviñón.
1975 Army offensive against rebels in Eritrea Ethiopia.
1974 Pope Paul VI encyclical "To Honor Mary".
1973 Los arzobispos españoles Marcelo González y Narciso Jubany, designados cardenales de la Iglesia Católica.
1973 Richath Helms, ends term as 8th director of CIA.
1967 Bolivia adopts its constitution Se promulga la Constitución de Bolivia.
1959 Indira Gandhi Shrimati es nombrada presidenta del Partido del Congreso Indio.
1957 UN adopts a resolution calling for Israeli troops to leave Egypt
1954 Snow falls on Gibraltar.
1954 President Eisenhower reports detonation of first H-bomb (done in 1952)
1953 El presidente Dwight David Eisenhower anuncia el final de la neutralización de Formosa.
| 1949 first 45 RPM record released
1948 President Truman urges congress to adopt a civil rights program
1945 Escape attempt at Mauthausen concentration camp
1944 Allied troops first set foot on Japanese territory
1944 4th US marine division conquerors Roi, Marshall Islands
1942 Los Angeles Times urges security measures against Japanese-Americans.
1941 Encuentro Franco-Mussolini, en Bordighera (Italia).
1935 Lie detector first used in court (Portage WI)
1933 Göring bans communist meetings/demonstrations in Germany
1933 2 days after becoming chancellor, Adolf Hitler dissolves Parliament
1932 Geneva disarmament conference begins with 60 countries
1931 first use of a rocket to deliver mail (Austria)
1929 The US Federal Reserve announces a ban on bank loans for margin trades.
1923 US signs friendship treaty with Central American countries.
1921 Manifestaciones en Alemania contra los acuerdos sobre las reparaciones de guerra.
1920 Proclamation of Estonia's independence, recognized by Russia (Dorpat Peace)
1920 France occupies (German) Memel territory
1919 Monarchist riot in Portugal
1906 Pope encyclical against separation of church and state
1893 Thomas Edison's early movie technology, called a Kinetoscope, debuted in the early 1890s. His associate, William Kennedy Laurie Dickson, filmed the first close-upforty-seven images of comedian Fred Ott sneezing-in a studio consisting a frame cabin covered with black roofing paper (which could rotate to face the sun) on Edison's property in West Orange, New York. The film was the first movie to be copyrighted and was listed in the patent records as Edison's Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze.
1887 The beginning of groundhog day in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. [see http://www.groundhog.org].
1878 Greece declares war on Turkey
1870 The "Cardiff Giant," supposedly the petrified remains of a human discovered in Cardiff, N.Y., is revealed to be nothing more than carved gypsum.
1864 Cruise of the CSS Florida
1863 Samuel Clemens becomes Mark Twain for first time
1854 Pope Pius IX encyclical "On the persecution of Armenians"
| 1848 first shipload of Chinese arrive in San Francisco
1843 US and British settlers in Oregon Country choose governmental committee
1832 Les légitimistes de Vendée et de Provence, sur l'instigation de la duchesse de Berry complotent pour porter sur le trône Henri de Chambord, le fils posthume du duc de Berry. De tentative en tentative avortée, les complots tous seront déjoués par le gouvernement en place.
1811 Russian settlers establish Fort Ross trading post, north of San Francisco
1802 first leopard exhibited in US, Boston (admission 25¢)
1742 British Walpole government resigns.
1737 Se produce un incendio, llamado "Fuego Grande", que devastó la ciudad de Panamá.
1709 British sailor Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being marooned on a desert island for 5 years, his story inspires "Robinson Crusoe"
1653 New Amsterdam becomes a city (later New York NY) Nueva Amsterdam, más tarde denominada Nueva York, adquiere la categoría de ciudad.
1652 la Fronde des Princes étant vaincue, le ministre Mazarin peut enfin rentrer à Paris. Le pouvoir du roi Louis XIV ne connaîtra désormais plus d'entrave. Il deviendra absolu.
1550 English Edward Seymour duke of Somerset, freed.
1542 La expedición de 50 hombres de Francisco de Orellana descubre el río Amazonas.
1529 Ambrosio Alfinger, al mando de la expedición de la familia Welser, desembarca en Santa Marta (Venezuela). Este hecho inicia la experiencia colonizadora de los Welser, que terminará en un completo fracaso.
1518 Las Cortes de Valladolid acuerdan la incorporación de las Indias a la Corona de Castilla.
1461 2nd battle of St Alban's-Lancastrians defeat Yorkists
1428 Un fort terratrèmol tingué lloc amb l'epicentre prop de Puigcerdà, Cerdanya, i d'una intensitat valorada sobre el 9 de l'escala Richter, el qual provocà molts i greus danys, amb el consegüent enderrocament de moltes cases.
1119 Guido di Borgogna elected Pope Callistus II
1032 Koenraad II succeeds Rudolf III as king of Bourgundy
2004 Some 90 persons, including a 2-year-old girl, in Selcuklu, Konya province, Turkey, after the 20:15 collapse of an 11-story building down to a 5-meter level. It had some 140 residents in 37 apartments. Some of the deaths occur in the following days among those trapped under the debris, while some persons are rescued, including on 08 February 2004 the boy Muhammet Kalem, 16, whose father had escaped just before the collapse, but whose mother and brother are among the dead; and on 09 February 2004 the woman Yasemin Yaprakci, 24.
2004 Seven hadjis, from injuries suffered the previous day at the stoning of the devil ritual near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, in stampede in which 244 died before them.
2004 A Hamas gunman; and Mujdi al-Khatib; and Yasser Abu al-Aesh, and his brother; in Israeli pre-dawn attack, with tanks and helicopters, on the Rafah refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. Al-Khatib, al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades' top field commander in the camp, and the Hamas gunman are killed by the Israeli heavy machinegun fire at the start of the attack. Then Israeli troops go to the home of al-Aesh, a senior local leader of the Islamic Jihad group who lost his legs and an arm and four comrades a year earlier when a tank shell hit his rocket-firing squad in Rafah; he belonged to another group, the Popular Resistance Committees, at the time. If the Israeli army is to be believed, they killed al-Aesh when he used his remaining arm to throw a grenade at the soldiers who wanted merely to arrest him; and they killed his brother when he interfered. The only Israeli casualty in the whole attack on the refugee camp is one soldier lightly wounded.
2004 Israeli Givati Brigade soldiers Staff Sgt. Elon Yaakov Horowitz, from the enclave Moshav Nov in the Golan, and Staff Sgt. Shay Indeshoh Abebeh, from Kiryat Motzkin, during pre-dawn military exercises in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights. They are sitting in the front seat of a jeep stuck on a dirt road, when an armored personnel carrier crashes into it. Abebeh had immigrated from Ethiopia as part of Operation Solomon in 1991.
2003 Some 50 persons by explosion at 12:30 in Lagos Island district of Lagos, Nigeria, which collapses the building in which three floors of apartments were above the ground floor Prudent Bank. Some 40 are injured.
2003 Harold Ginsberg, 85, of pneumonia (not specified whether viral or bacterial), US microbiologist, pioneer in the study of viruses.
2002 Danielle van Dam [22 Sep 1994–], [photo >] murdered after being kidnapped from her San Diego home the previous night [during which her father, Damon van Dam, 36, had smoked marijuana with his wife and two of her women friends, then had sexual fun with them including adultery with one of the women]. After weeks of searching and wide publicity, Danielle' body would be found on 27 February 2002. David Westerfield [25 Feb 1952~], who lives two doors down from the van Dams [and who was at a bar with the same three women earlier in the evening], would be arrested on 22 February 2002 on suspicion of being the kidnapper-murderer. He would go on trial on 05 June 2002, be convicted on 21 August 2002 and, on 03 January 2003, sentenced to death.
2002 Talab Mansur (aka Abu Barera), Rashid Aziz, Abu Isha, and Abu Salama, all 4 Lashker- e-Toiba militants infiltrators from Pakistan, in a gunbattle with Indian security forces at Surankote in Poonch district, Jammu-Kashmir. The four were reportedly involved in the recent massacre of 11 people in in Mendhar village of Jammu region..
2002 An Indian security jawan and Haq Nawa, recruiter for the Pakistan-based Lashker- e-Toiba terrorrists, during Indian army search operations at Chimar village in Anantnag district, Jammu-Kashmir.
2002 Five Nepalese killed by Indian soldiers at Salpara village in western Assam's Kokrajhar district. The army says that those killed were "hardcore militants" of the outlawed separatist outfit National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB). The Army's version is rejected by local Nepalese and doubted by magistrates. A number of Nepalese, most of them dairy farmers, have been settled in the area, which borders Nepal, for several decades. India has open borders with Nepal and citizens of both countries are free to travel without passports. The mostly Christian NDFB is fighting for an independent tribal homeland and for writing the Bodo language in Roman characters (instead of Devnagri script) and currently operates out of fortified bases inside Bhutan to carry out their hit-and-run guerrilla strikes on Indian federal soldiers in Assam. More than 10'000 persons have lost their lives to insurgency in Assam since 1980.
1996 Teacher and two students shot by a 14-year-old boy with a hunting rifle, at Frontier Junior High School in Moses Lake, Washington.The boy was inspired by the plot of a Stephen King novel and by the movie Natural Born Killers. A third student was injured.
1994 Al menos 200 personas al descarrilar un tren en Kasai, Zaire.
1987 Samuel “Jacques” Azar and Dr. Moshe Marzouk, executed in Cairo, Egypt, as Jewish spies.
1987: 79 alumnas en dos escuelas de Mianeh (Irán), en un ataque aéreo iraquí.
1979 Sid Vicious, of a heroin overdose, in New York, bassist for the punk group the Sex Pistols. The previous day, he had been released from prison on bail after his arrest on in October 1978 for stabbing to death his girlfriend, go-go dancer Nancy Spungeon, 20.
1974 Imre Lakatos, Jewish Hungarian English mathematician born Imre Lipschitz on 09 November 1922.
1971 Yuriy Dmitrievich Sokolov, Ukrainian mathematician born on 26 May 1896.
1970 Bertrand Arthur William Russell 3rd earl of Kingston Russell, viscount Amberley, British mathematician and philosopher, born on 18 May 1872. He is best known for his work on mathematical logic, and for his social and political campaigns, including for pacificism and nuclear disarmament. He received the 1950 Nobel Literature Prize.
1967 Robert Julius Oppenheimer, físico estadounidense.
1965 George Neville Watson, English mathematician born on 31 January 1886.
1955 José Antonio Remón Cantera, presidente de Panamá.
1950 Constantin Carathéodory, German mathematician born on 13 September 1873. Carathéodory made significant contributions to the calculus of variations, the theory of point set measure, and the theory of functions of a real variable.
1923 Manuel Antonio Martévez Murguía, historiador, presidente de la Academia Gallega.
1922 William Desmond Taylor, 58, film director, in Los Angeles, from a bullet in the back. bungalow, probably by Charlotte Selby, who disapproved of the love affair between her teenaged daughter Mary Miles Minter, with Taylor. However some speculate that drug dealers hired a hit man to kill Taylor for sending another girlfriend, Mabel Normand, to a cocaine addiction treatment center.
1920 Pal Szinyei-Merse, Hungarian artist born on 04 July 1845. MORE ON SZINYEI~MERSE AT ART 4 FEBRUARY with links to images.
1911 Hugues Charles Robert Méray, French mathematician born on 12 November 1835.
1907 Dmitri Ivanovich Mendelejev, 72, Russian chemist (Periodic Table)
1895 Willem Johannes Martens, Dutch artist born on 14 August 1838. Relative? of Willem Martens [1856-1927] ?
1874 Julius Adam I, German artist born on 26 January 1826.
1789 Armand-Louis Couperin, 63, French composer/organist (Notre Dame)
1776 Francis Hayman, English painter and illustrator born in 1708. MORE ON HAYMAN AT ART 4 FEBRUARY with links to images.
1769 Clement XIII [Carlo Rezzonico], 75, Pope (1758-1769)
1704 Guillaume François Antoine marquis de l'Hôpital, Parisian mathematician born in 1661. L'Hôpital's fame is based on his book Analyse des infiniment petits pour l'intelligence des lignes courbes (1696) which was the first text-book to be written on the differential calculus. In this book is found the rule, now known as L'Hôpital's rule, for finding the limit of a rational function whose numerator and denominator tend to zero at a point: the limit is the same as the limit of the ratio of the derivatives of the numerator and of the denominator..
1685 Charles II King of England/Scotland/Ireland, 54, (1660-1685)
1640 (burial) Hendrick Corneliszoon Vroom, Haarlem Dutch painter and draftsman, born in 1563. MORE ON VROOM AT ART 4 FEBRUARY with links to images.
1612 Clavius, mathematician.
1597 Lucas van Valkenborch, Flemish artist born sometime from 1530 to 1535.
1594 Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina, 68, Italian composer.
1590 Santa Catalina de Ricci.
1491 Martin Schongauer, German painter born between 1435 and 1450. MORE ON SCHONGAUER AT ART 4 FEBRUARY with links to images.
1435 Johanna II Lawless, 61, Queen of Naples (1414-1435)
1032 Rudolf III last independent king of Burgundy.
0619 Saint Lawrence, 2nd archbishop of Canterbury (604-619)
1928 Luigi Ciriaco de Mita, político italiano.
1926 Valéry Giscard d'Estaing President of France (1974-81) Né à Coblence, le 3ème président de la Ve République quittera le pouvoir à 55 ans.
1925 David Abell Wood, priest [what is his claim to fame???]
1923 Belisario Betancur, político colombiano.
1923 James (Lafayette) Dickey (1923-1997) US poet, novelist, critic, athlete, and hunter with bow and arrow, best-known from his novel DELIVERANCE (1970), an adventure story of four businessmen canoeing down a dangerous river in rural Georgia. The trip becomes a nightmare of survival and the men find that the real danger to their lives comes from themselves and other humans. However, Dickey's dominant medium was poetry, not bestselling fiction. Dickey died on 19 January 1997.
1922 Ulysses by James Joyce, published in Paris (1000 copies)[on his 40th birthday]
1913 Grand Central Terminal opens in New York City. Se inaugura en Nueva York la Grand Central Terminal, la estación ferroviaria mayor del mundo.
1906 Harold Rosenberg, US writer, educator, philosopher, who died in 1978. He was particularly known for his insightful contributions to the understanding of 20th-century visual art. A poem of his in the magazine Possibilities inspired the series of paintings Elegies for the Spanish Republic by abstract expressionist Motherwell.
1905 Ayn Rand (1905-1982) - original name Alice (or Alissa) Rosenbaum Russian-born US writer, whose works combined science fiction with philosophy of laissez-faire capitalism, social Darwinism, and individualism. Rand became a highly visible advocate for the inviolate supremacy of individual rights with her novels THE FOUNTAINHEAD (1943) and ATLAS SHRUGGED (1957). Rand died on 06 March 1981.
1903 Bartel Leendert van der Waerden, Dutch mathematician who died on 12 January 1996. Van der Waerden's most famous work is Algebra (two volumes, 1930).
1896 Kuratowski, mathematician
1893 Lanczos, mathematician
1889 Jean-Marie-Gabriel de Lattre de Tassigny, Mouilleron-en-Pareds, France, general who became one of the leading military figures in the French forces under General Charles de Gaulle during World War II. He was also the most successful French commander of the First Indochina War (1946-54). He died on 11 January 1952.
1873 Freiherr Konstantin von Neurath German Secretary of State (1932-38)
1861 Mehmed VI Vahideddin last sultan of Ottoman Empire (1918-22)
1861 Solomon R Guggenheim philanthropist (would die aboard the Titanic)
1859 Havelock Ellis, English essayist and physician who died on 08 July 1939. ELLIS ONLINE: Little Essays of Love and Virtue translator of Zola's Germinal.
1854 Paul Wilhelm Keller-Reutlingen, German artist who died on 10 January 1920.
1849 Gegenbauer, mathematician.
1848 Raymond Dabb “Yelland”, English-born US painter who died on 27 July 1900. MORE ON “YELLAND” AT ART 4 FEBRUARY with links to images.
1842 Sokhotsky, mathematician.
1827 Oswald Achenbach, German artist who died on 01 February 1905. MORE ON ACHENBACH AT ART 4 FEB 01 with links to images.
1819 Friedrich Otto Georgi, German artist who died on 07 December 1874.
1786 Jacques Binet, mathematician
1765 Osipovsky, mathematician
1754 Charles-Maurice duke of Talleyrand-Périgord French bishop, diplomat, premier (1815) He died on 17 May 1838.
1725 Jacques Casanova, à Venise, aventurier. Il a inspiré le Don Juan de Mozart.
1649 Benedict XIII [Pierfrancesco Orsini], Italy, 245th pope (1724-30)
1627 Willem Schellinks, Dutch artist who died on 12 October 1678.
1602 Michelangelo Cerquozzi delle Battaglie, Italian painter who died on 06 April 1660 (or in 1679). MORE ON CERQUOZZI AT ART 4 FEBRUARY with links to images.
1536 Buenos Aires is founded by Pedro de Mendoza of Spain.
1522 Lodovico Ferrari, Italian mathematician who died on 05 October 1565.
1208 Jaime I, "El Conquistador", the most renowned of the medieval kings of Aragon, who added the Balearic Islands and Valencia to his realm and thus initiated the Catalan-Aragonese expansion in the Mediterranean that was to reach its zenith in the last decades of the 14th century. James was the son of Peter II [1174 – 12 Sep 1213] of Aragon and Mary of Montpellier. When Peter II, allied with the Albigensian heretics, died fighting against the crusaders sent against them at the Battle of Muret, Jaime became king, but he was being held hostage by the crusaders' leader, Simon de Montfort [1165 – 25 Jun 1218]. Jaime I was released in April 1214. He died on 27 July 1276.