Edison's Lab: March 9th -- The next Bobby Fischer?

News headline:  Joe DiMaggio dies.


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Birthdates which occurred on March 09:

1454 Amerigo Vespucci explorer, This could be Vespucciland 
1564 David Fabricius Essens Germany, astronomer (discover variable star) 
1814 Taras Shevchenko Ukraine, national poet/painter/prof of Kiev 
1824 Leland Stanford (Gov/Sen)/found Stanford U 
1890 Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov Soviet foreign minister (UN) 
1892 David Garnett England, novelist/editor (Lady into Fox) 
1892 Vita Sackville-West England, novelist/poet (The Land) 
19-- Bradley Lockerman Milford Conn, actor (Shep-General Hospital) 
19-- Finn Carter actress (As the World Turns) 
19-- George Jenesky actor (Nick-Days of Our Life) 
19-- Gregory Hex rocker (Kik Tracee-Hot Wire) 
19-- Iris Chacon Puerto Rico, spanish personality (Iris Chacon Show) 
19-- Joe Gallison Boston Mass, actor (PT-109, Neil-Days of our Lives) 
19-- Lauren Koslow Boston Mass, actress (Margo-Bold & Beautiful) 
19-- Walter Mercado Ponce Puerto Rico, astrologer (Walter Mercado Show) 
1902 Edward Durell Stone US, architect (US Embassy, New Delhi) 
1902 Will Greer Frankfort Ind, actor (Grandpa Walton-The Waltons) 
1905 Grigori Kozintsev Kiev Ukraine, director (Hamlet, King Lear) 
1910 Samuel Barber West Chester Penn, composer (School for Scandal) 
1914 Fred Clark Lincoln Calif, actor (Burns & Allen) 
1918 Mickey Spillane mystery writer (I, the Jury) 
1920 Carl Betz Pitts, actor (Alex Stone-Donna Reed Show) 
1923 Andr‚ Courr‚ges France, fashion designer (introed the miniskirt) 
1923 James Buckley (Sen-R-NY) 
1926 Irene Papas Corinth Greece, actress (Moses The Lawgiver) 
1927 Jack Jensen baseball player (AL MVP 1958) 
1930 Thomas Schippers Kalamazoo Mich, conductor (Amahl & Night Visitors) 
1933 Lloyd Price Lawdry Miss Clawdy, singer (Misty, Come to Me) 
1934 Joyce Van Patten Queens NY, actress (Good Guys, Don Rickles Show) 
1934 Yuri Gagarin Russia, 1st man into space (aboard Vostok 1) 
1935 Keely Smith Norfolk Va, singer (Mrs Louie Prima) 
1936 Glenda Jackson England, actress (Hopscotch, Touch of Class) 
1936 Marty Ingels Bkln NY, comedian (I'm Dickens He's Fenster) 
1936 Mickey Gilley country singer (Urban Cowboy) 
1938 Charles Siebert Kenosha Wisc, actor (One Day at A Time, Trapper John) 
1940 Raul Julia PR, actor (Eyes of Laura Mars, Kiss of the Spider Woman) 
1942 Mark Lindsay Eugene Oregon, singer (Paul Revere & the Raiders) 
1943 Bobby Fischer US, world chess champion (1972-75) 
1944 Trevor Burton rocker (Move) 
1944 Trish Van Devere actress (Movie, Movie, Changeling, Hearse) 
1945 Ray Royer rocker (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale) 
1945 Robin Trower London, rocker (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale) 
1948 Jamie Lyn Bauer Phoenix Az, actr (Young & Restless, Centerfold Girls) 
1948 Jeffrey Osborne singer (On the Wings of Love) 
1950 Danny Sullivan Indy-car racer (over 10 wins) 
1952 Iuliana Semenova USSR, basketball (Olympic-gold-1976) 
1952 William Kirby Cullen Santa Ana Calif, actor (How the West Was Won) 
1954 Keven Wade Chappaqua NY, screen writer (Working Girls) 
1955 Ornella Muti Rome Italy, actress (Flash Gordon, Most Beautiful Wife) 
1955 Teo Fabi formula-1 Indy-car racer (rookie of year-1983) 
1957 Faith Daniels news anchor (CBS-TV) 
1958 Martin Fry rock vocalist (ABC-All of My Heart) 
1962 Brian Green 
1965 Brian Bosworth (Seattle) 
1965 Juliette Binoche Paris France, actress (Unbearable Lightness) 
1970 Melissa Rathburn-Nealy US soldier (Iraqi POW) 
1971 Emmanuel Lewis Bkln NY, actor (Webster) 

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Deaths which occurred on March 09:

1661 Jules Cardinal Mazarin chief minister of France, dies 
1931 Ida B Wells-Barnett famous black, dies at 78 in Chicago 
1962 Dr Howard Engstrom Boston, a designer of Univac computer dies at 59 
1969 Richard Crane actor (Surfside 6), dies at 50 
1975 Joseph Dunninger NYC, mentalist (Amazing Dunninger), dies at 82 
1982 Alan Badel actor (Shogun), dies at 58 
1982 Rex Marshall TV announcer (Circuit Rider, Herman Hickman Show), dies 
1983 Faye Emerson actress (I've Got a Secret), dies of cancer at 65 
1985 Edward Andrews actor (Broadside, Harry-Supertrain), dies at 70 
1986 Ned Calmer TV host (In the First Person), dies at 78 
1992 Menachim Begin Israeli prime minister 1977-1983, dies at 78 

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On this day...

1496 Jews are expelled from Carintha Austria 
1497 Nicolaus Copernicus 1st recorded astronomical observation, 
1745 Bells for 1st American carillon shipped from England to Boston 
1791 George Hayward, Us, surgeon, 1st to use ether 
1796 Napoleon Bonaparte marries Josephine de Beauharnais 
1798 Dr George Balfour becomes 1st naval surgeon in the US navy 
1820 James Monroe's daughter Maria marries in the White House 
1822 Charles Graham of NY patents artificial teeth 
1841 US Supreme Court rules Negroes are free (Amistad Incident) 
1842 The opera "Nabucco" is produced (Milan) 
1844 The opera "Hernani" is produced (Venice) 
1858 Albert Potts of Philadelphia patents the street mailbox 
1860 1st Japanese ambassador arrives in SF en route to Washington 
1861 Confederate currency authorized-$50, $100, $500, $1,000 
1862 "Monitor" (Union) & "Merrimack" (Rebel) battle in Hampton Roads 
1864 Ulysses S Grant is appointed commander of Union Army 
1868 The opera "Hamlet" is produced (Paris) 
1873 Royal Canadian Mounted Police founded 
1882 False teeth patented 
1882 J Palisa discovers asteroid #223 Rosa 
1889 Kansas passes 1st general antitrust law in US 
1895 Montreal AAA beat Queens Univ (Kingston Ont) for the Stanley Cup 
1904 Brandon's Lester Patrick becomes 1st hockey defenseman to score a goal 
1907 1st involuntary sterilization law enacted, Indiana 
1915 K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #799 Gudula 
1916 General Fransisco "Poncho" Villa invades US (17 killed) 
1916 Germany declares war against Portugal 
1922 KJR-AM in Seattle Washington begins radio transmissions 
1924 Italy annexes Fiume 
1926 Bertha Landes elected 1st woman mayor of Seattle 
1932 Eamon De Valera becomes president of Ireland 
1943 K Reinmuth discovers asteroids #1562 Gondolatsch & #1732 Heike 
1945 Japanese proclaim the "independence" of Indo-China 
1953 A G Wilson discovers asteroid #1915 Quetzalcoatl 
1954 Edward R Murrow criticizes Sen Joseph McCarthy (See it Now) 
1956 K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #1990 Pilcher 
1956 Weather forecasting phone line set up in London England 
1961 Sputnik 9 carries Chernushka (dog) into orbit 
1961 Supremes release "I Want A Guy" & "Never Again" 
1966 Andrew Brimmer becomes 1st black governor of Federal Reserve Board 
1967 L Chernykh discovers asteroid #1790 Volkov 
1968 Grammy Awards-Sgt Pepper's wins 4 awards 
1976 Islander Glenn Resch's 10th shut-out opponent-Blues 4-0 
1979 1st extraterrestrial volcano discovered (Jupiter's satellite Io) 
1981 E Bowell discovers asteroids #3057 Malaren, #3106 Morabito & #3667 
1984 John Lennon releases "Borrowed Time" 
1984 Phila 76'ers block 20 Seattle shots tying NBA regulation game record 
1985 Laura Johnson (Falcon Crest) & Harry Hamlin (LA Law) wed 
1986 Soviet probe Vega 2 flies by Halley's Comet at 8,030 km 
1988 President Reagan presides at unveiling of Knute Rockne stamp 
1989 Eastern Airlines files for bankruptcy 
1989 Soviet Union officially submits to jurisdiction of the World Court 
1991 Joe Dumaars (Detroit) begins NBA free throw streak of 62 games 
1991 US 70th manned space mission STS 39 (Discovery 12) launches into orbit 

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Holidays

Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

Belize : Baron Bliss Day 
Ukraine : Taras Shevchenko (Ukrainian poet) Day (2/25 OS) (1814) 
World : Amerigo Vespucci Day (1451) 
Memphis, Tenn : Cotton Carnival (held for 5 days) - - - - - ( Tuesday )
New Mexico : Arbor Day - - - - - ( Friday )



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Religious Observances

Ang, RC : Commemoration of Gregory, bishop of Nyssa 
RC : Mem of St Frances of Rome, patron of motorists, housewives 



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Religious History 

1839 Birth of Phoebe Palmer Knapp, American Methodist hymnwriter. She published more than 500 hymn tunes during her lifetime; her most famous melody comprises the tune to Fanny Crosby's hymn, "Blessed Assurance." 
1843 Scottish clergyman Robert Murray McCheyne wrote in a letter: 'You will never find Jesus so precious as when the world is one vast howling wilderness. Then he is like a rose blooming in the midst of the desolation, a rock rising above the storm.' 
1930 Pioneer linguist Frank Laubach wrote in a letter: 'It seems to me...that the very Bible cannot be read as a substitute for meeting God soul to soul and face to face.' 
1931 The World Radio Missionary Fellowship (WRMF) was incorporated in Lima, Ohio, by co_founders Clarence W. Jones and Reuben Larson. Today, this interdenominational mission agency broadcasts the Gospel in 15 languages to South America and throughout Europe. 
1965 Three white Unitarian ministers, including the Rev. James J. Reeb, were attacked with clubs on the streets of Selma, Alabama, while participating in a civil rights demonstration. Reeb later died in a Birmingham, Alabama hospital.