|On a January
2002 Eight-months pregnant Astrid Oates, 20, in riding in a car in Devon, England, when suddenly the male driver, 38, swerves to avoid a fox, . The car smashes through a wooden fence and one of the posts shatters and spears Astrid through her right breast. She is trapped in the wrecked car for over an hour before firefighters cut away a large chunk of the stake to free her. It then takes surgeons four hours to remove a remaining 15x2cm spear of wood lodged close to major organs. The unborn boy, is fine and will probably be born naturally at full-term. The driver suffers a slight shoulder injury.
2001 A report on the fate of Raoul Wallenberg, which fails to resolve the mystery of when he died in the Soviet gulag, is released in two parts: Swedish, and Russian (both PDF in English). Wallenberg was a young Swedish diplomat to Nazi Germany who saved thousands of Jews from Hitler's gas chambers. The Soviets kidnapped him as soon as their victorious troops entered Germany.
2000 The US Supreme Court ruled that a person's running at the sight of a police officer could justify police conducting a stop-and-frisk search.
1999 Former US Senator Bill Bradley, D-NJ, files notice of his presidential candidacy with the Federal Election Commission.
1998 Nineteen European nations signed a treaty in Paris opposing human cloning
1997 Two of the four female cadets, who enrolled in The Citadel the previous fall after the South Carolina military school lost its fight to keep women out, resign. The cadets say that they have been assaulted and sexually harassed.
1996 Russian troops arrive in Bosnia (prematurely, for joint operation with US, sort of)
1996 Chechen fighters holding more than 100 hostages in the village of Pervomayskaya free about a dozen of their captives and pledge to release the rest if four top Russian officials take their place.
Paul II begins visit to Southeast Asia
1995 President Clinton and congressional leaders agreed on a bailout package that'd give Mexico as much as $40 billion in loan guarantees. Two and a half weeks later, when Congress fails to act quickly to approve the deal, Clinton invokes his emergency authority to loan Mexico $20 billion.
1995 Murder trial against Orenthal James Simpson, begins in Los Angeles
1994 US President Clinton asks Attorney General Reno to appoint an independent counsel to investigate the Whitewater affair.
1992 Algeria's general elections: second balloting scheduled for 920115 canceled after strong gains by in the first round by Muslim fundamentalist Front Islamique du Salut; FIS, in the first round of balloting for the National Assembly, held in December 1991, when the FIS won 188 seats, just 28 short of a simple majority and 99 short of the two-thirds majority needed to amend the constitution. There seemed little doubt that the FIS would achieve a majority in the second round. Instead, the Algerian government and army intervened to cancel the elections, President Chadli Bendjedid having been forced to resigne the previous day.
1991 A deeply divided US Congress gives President George Bush the authority to wage war in the Persian Gulf. The Senate votes 52-47 to empower Bush to use armed forces to expel Iraq from Kuwait; the House of Representatives 250-183.
1990 Romania bans Communist party (first Warsaw Pact member to do so)
1990 Civil Rights activist Reverand Al Sharpton is stabbed in Bensonhurst Brooklyn
1990 Salvadoran President Alfredo Cristiani names eight soldiers, including chief of the military academy, as suspects in the November 1989 murder of six Jesuit priests.
1989 Idi Amin is expelled from Zaire.
1981 -35ºF (-37ºC), Chester, Massachusetts (state record)
1977 Anti-French demonstrations takes place in Israel after Paris released Abu Daoud, responsible 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli athletes
1977 US President Gerald R. Ford's State of the Union address.
1976 UN Security Council votes 11-1 to seat Palestine Liberation Organization, for the debate on the Middle East. The US casts the only dissenting vote.
1971 Anti-Vietnam-War activists charged with ludicrous conspiracy
Catholic priest Father Philip F. Berrigan, serving a six-year prison term on charges of destroying draft records, and five others, including a nun and two priests, are indicted by a US federal grand jury on charges of conspiring to kidnap presidential adviser Henry Kissinger and of plotting to blow up the heating tunnels of federal buildings in Washington. The "Harrisburg Six," as they came to be known, denied the charges and denounced them as a government effort to destroy the peace movement.
1971 Congressional Black Caucus organizes
1970 Boeing 747 makes its maiden voyage.
1966 US President Lyndon B. Johnson's 3rd annual State of the Union address.
1964 Sayyid Jamshid ibn Abdullah (who had succeeded his father at his death in July 1963), Sultan of Zanzibar and his government overthrown by a revolution carried out by 600 armed men led by communist-trained "field marshal" John Okello. On 10 December 1963 Zanzibar had become independent as a member of the British Commonwealth. The insurgents proclaimed the People's Republic of Zanzibar and Pemba, a one-party state, and won much support from the African population. Thousands of the Arab minority were massacred in riots, and thousands more fled the island. Sheikh Abeid Amani Karume, leader of the Afro-Shirazi Party, was installed as president, Sheikh Abdulla Kassim Hanga as prime minister, and Abdul Rahman Mohammed ("Babu"), leader of the new left-wing Umma (The Masses) Party (formed by defectors from the ZNP), became minister for defense and external affairs. Pending the establishment of a new constitution, the cabinet and all government departments were placed under the control of a Revolutionary Council of 30 members, which was also vested with temporary legislative powers. The new government nationalized of all land.
1950 USSR re-introduces death penalty for treason, espionage and sabotage.
1949 Dutch court affirms death sentence against SS chief Hanns Rauter
1948 first Supermarket in UK opens.
1948 US Supreme Court decision (Sipuel vs. Oklahoma State Board of Regents) that states may not discriminate against law-school applicants because of race.
1948 Mohandas Mahatma Gandhi begins his final fast
1945 German forces in Belgium retreat in Battle of the Bulge (441216-19450116), the last German offensive on the Western Front during World War II; an unsuccessful attempt to push the Allies back from German home territory.
1945 During World War II, Soviet forces begin a huge offensive against the Germans in Eastern Europe.
1944 Churchill and de Gaulle begin a 2-day wartime conference in Marrakesh.
1942 British troops reconquer Sollum
1942 US President Franklin D. Roosevelt creates the National War Labor Board.
1933 US Congress recognize independence Philippines
1932 France's Laval government falls
1929 Seatrain (RR cars on ships) service begins, New Orleans-Havana
1916 Britain proclaims Gilbert and Ellice Island colony in the Pacific
1915 The US House of Representatives rejects a proposal to give women the right to vote
1912 -47ºF (-44ºC), Washta IA (state record)
1907 Britain grants responsible government to former colony of Transvaal
1906 first time Dow Jones closes above 100 (100.26)
1904 Southwest-Africa uprising under Samuel Maherero against German garrison.
| 1865 Union fleet bombs Fort Fisher NC.
1863 President Jefferson Davis delivers his "State of the Confederacy" address
1861 FL state troops demand surrender of Fort Pickens.
1828 Boundary disputes were settled between the United States and Mexico.
1816 France decrees Bonaparte family excluded from the country forever
1809 British take Cayenne (French Guiana) from the French (until 1814)
1806 French evacuate Vienna.
1777 The Mission Santa Clara de Asis was established. It was one of nine missions founded by Spanish Franciscan missionary, Father Junípero Serra, between 1769-1784.
1701 (Wednesday) The Protestant cantons of Switzerland and, in the Netherlands, Groningen (for the 2nd time: the first was from 21 Feb 1583 to the summer of 1594) and Friesland begin use of Gregorian calendar (yesterday there was Tuesday 31 December 1700).
1598 Pope Clement VIII seizes duchy of Ferrara after Alfonso II, Duke of Ferrara, had died childless 15971027. Though Spain and the empire encouraged Alfonso's illegitimate cousin, Cesare d'Este, to withstand the pope, they were deterred from giving him aid by threats from Heny IV of France, and the papal army entered Ferrara almost unopposed.
1583 (Wednesday) Holland begins use of Gregorian calendar (yesterday there was Tuesday 01 January 1583 Julian)
1493 Last day for all Jews to leave Sicily.
which occurred on a January 12:
2003 Eli Biton, 48, Israeli, and two gunmen of the Jerusalem Brigades of Islamic Jihad who penetrate in Moshav Gadish, near Afula at 19:00, and shoot at cars on its main road, then one is run over by the vehicle of a Border Police commander and the other killed in a gunfight with security forces. One civilian man and 4 members of the Israeli security forces are wounded.
2003 An Israeli, and two gunmen of the three who shoot at him at 19:00, after crossing the border from Egypt into the Negev, near Nitzana, and are later killed by Israeli soldiers.
2003 Mohammed Kawara, 14, and Abdullah a-Najar, 19, peaceful Palestinian boys, by missiles fired from an Israeli helicopter at an orchard near a hospital in southeast Khan Younis, which were intended for Hamas militants Raed al-Atar (or al-Bashar) and Mohammed Abu Shamallah (or Shali), who were at the scene in a car but, shielded from the first missile by a tree, managed to escape. A harmless 15-year-old Palestinian is wounded. The Reuters body count of the al-Aqsa intifada reaches “at least” 1779 Palestinians and 695 Israelis.
2003 Hazem Fanoun, 35, Palestinian who was delivering bread from his family's bakeries, as he was turning into Beit Kahal from the Tarqumiya-Hebron road, shot from 200 meters by Israeli civilian guards of an oil truck, which had been fired upon by Palestinians.
2003 Ziad Halil Dafi, 17, Palestinian of Islamic Jihad, by the explosion of a bomb he was preparing in his home in the Gaza Strip.
2002 Cyrus R. Vance Sr., 84, Alzheirmer's patient, US secretary of state in the Carter administration, who resigned in opposition to an ill-conceived attempt to rescue hostages from Iran. [photo >] Heading the State Department was the highlight of Vance's career, but his duties on behalf of presidents, the Congress and the United Nations spanned more than three decades. He used his peacemaking skills to ease conflicts in foreign lands, racially torn US cities and even corporate boardrooms. He played a key role in normalizing relations with China, winning approval for new Panama Canal treaties and helping negotiate the Camp David treaty between Egypt and Israel. But Vance's tenure also saw an expansion of Soviet influence in a number of areas, as well as the collapse of the pro-US monarchy in Iran and the seizure of US hostages in Tehran. When Carter approved a military operation for the rescue of the hostages in April 1980, Vance resigned. He was right: the operation ended in disaster. Eight US servicemen died when a Marine Corps helicopter crashed into a plane parked at a clandestine refueling site in Iran. The 52 hostages became an issue in the 1980 presidential campaign and were held for 444 days before their release on Ronald Reagan's inauguration day, 20 January 1985.
One of Vance's most difficult diplomatic undertakings took place long after he left the State Department, when U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar asked him in 1991 to try to end the war in the former Yugoslavia. He helped achieve a cease fire in Croatia but peace eluded him in Bosnia. His strategy in Bosnia was the subject of considerable controversy. Vance felt strongly that negotiations were the only way to halt Serbian advances, rejecting critics who argued that his tactics amounted to appeasement of an aggressor. He quit in despair after struggling with the Bosnian conflict for almost a year.
Soon he plunged into peacemaking: between rival creditors of a debt-ridden commercial real estate firm with extensive holdings in New York City. Vance helped the parties reach a settlement in July 1993. Vance retired several years later, when Alzheimer's disease began to curtail his activities
Cyrus Roberts Vance was born in Clarksburg WV, on 27 March 1917. After graduating with honors from Yale Law School in 1942, he entered the US Navy, serving as a gunnery officer in the Pacific during World War II. A year after his discharge from the Navy in 1946, he married Grace Elsie Sloane, of a prominent family specializing in home furnishings. He joined the New York law firm of Simpson, Thatcher and Bartlett, with which he maintained a relationship for decades. Vance entered civilian government service for the first time in 1957 when he served as special counsel for Senate Armed Service subcommittee on preparedness. Vance became general counsel for the Defense Department in 1961 during the Kennedy administration, working closely with then-Defense Secretary Robert McNamara. He was appointed secretary of the Army in 1962, and in January 1964 President Johnson named him deputy secretary of defense. He became known in that role for his hawkish views on Vietnam. During his three years of service as the No. 2 figure at the Pentagon, Vance was dispatched by the White House on trouble shooting missions to Panama and the Dominican Republic.
Vance left the Defense Department for health reasons in June 1967 but agreed at Johnson's request to go to Detroit to help assess the cause of race riots in the city. By November 1967, he was leading a negotiating effort that helped head off a war between Greece and Turkey over Cyprus. Over the next few months, he went on a peacekeeping mission to Korea and helped develop a peace-keeping plan for Washington D.C. following the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. During the last nine months of the Johnson presidency, Vance served as deputy chief of the US delegation to the Paris peace talks.
In 1975, Vance and social scientist Daniel Yankelovich founded Public Agenda, a nonpartisan, nonprofit public opinion research and citizen education organization based in New York City.
2002 Five Russian aggressors in Chechnya. Russia sent bombers and helicopters in aerial assaults against rebels in Chechnya, pressing a campaign that has drawn renewed US allegations of rights violations - and a sharp Kremlin retort to the American claims. An official in Chechnya's Moscow-backed administration said today that Russian aircraft bombed two areas in the breakaway republic over the previous 24 hours, while helicopters struck another region and artillery was used elsewhere. Five Russian soldiers and police officers were killed and five wounded in fighting or land-mine explosions, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. He said more than 100 suspected rebels were detained in security sweeps. On 10 January 2002 Russian troops lifted a blockade of Chechnya's third-largest city, Argun, following a roundup of suspected rebels that prompted clashes and protests by residents who claimed they were abused by Russian troops. In Washington on 10 Jan 2002, State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said, "The latest information on Russian operations in Chechnya indicates a continuation of human rights violations and the use of overwhelming force against civilian targets." He also said Moscow had failed to pursue contacts with Chechen separatists to reach a peaceful settlement to the conflict. In a Kremlin information office statement carried by the ITAR-Tass news agency late on 11 Jan 2002, Russian President Vladimir Putin's administration rejected Boucher's remarks and said it regretted the tone of his statement. The ITAR-Tass report also quoted the chief prosecutor and the prime minister in the Moscow-backed government of Chechnya as saying no human rights abuses occurred during the Russian operations in Argun.
2002 Mohammed Shafique, 17, in Abbaspur near Rawalakot, about 150 km south of Muzaffarabad, Pakistan, as Pakistani and Indian troops massed along the disputed border in Kashmir exchange artillery and mortar fire. A 10-year-old boy is wounded.
2001 William Hewlett, 87, in Palo Alto, co-founder (with David Packard) of Hewlett-Packard Company in a garage on 01 January 1939. At his death, with $9 billion, he was the 26th wealthiest person in the US..
1996 van der Waerden, mathematician.
1993 A US Marine taking part in the humanitarian relief mission in Somalia is killed; the same day, members of Congress called for a withdrawal of some US forces.
1976 Agatha Christie, 85, English mystery writer (10 Little Indians)
1965 Porcupine, 27, in Washington DC zoo; oldest known rodent
1954 Austria's worst avalanche — kills 200; 9 hours later 2nd one — kills 115 .
1945 41 Japanese ships, destroyed by US Task Force 38 in Battle of South China Sea
1943 Jan R T Campert, 40, Dutch resistance fighter/poet (18 Dead)
1933: 25 people, in uprising of Guardia Civil in Spain.
1931 Giovanni Boldini, Italian painter born on 31 December 1842. MORE ON BOLDINI AT ART 4 JANUARY with links to images.
1912 Johannes Hermanus Barend Koekkoek, Dutch painter born on 06 July 1840, dies on the 61st anniversary of the death of his grandfather (see below). — more with links to images.
1909 Hermann Minkowski, of a ruptured appendix, Lithuania-born (22 June 1864) German mathematician. He developed a new view of space and time and laid the mathematical foundation of the theory of relativity.
1897 Sir Isaac Pitman, English educator and inventor of shorthand, born on 04 anuary 1813.
1891 Gioacchino Toma, Italian artist born on 24 January 1836. — more with links to the story and images of a woman who was decapitated in 1800 by monarchists for having leaked their plot against the Republic of Naples.
1888 Charles Edouard de Beaumont, French artist born in 1812.
1852 Gioacchino Giuseppe Serangeli, French (?!) artist born in 1768.
1851 Johannes Hermanus Koekkoek, Dutch marine painter born on 17 August 1778, founder of a dynasty of at least 16 painters. MORE ON KOEKKOEK AT ART 4 JANUARY with links to images.
1839 Joseph Anton Koch, Austrian painter born on 27 July 1768. — links to images.
1819 Pieter Gaal, Dutch artist born in 1785.
1717 Kaspar Jasper van Opstal, Flemish artist born on 02 July 1654, 1655, or 1656.
1517 Admiral Vasco Núñez de Balboa, 41, Spanish conquistador, beheaded.
| Births which
occurred on a January 12:
1916 A. Pieter W Botha Orange Free State, President of South Africa
1906 Hirsch, mathematician.
1902 Ibn Abdul-Aziz Saud Kuwait, king (Saudi Arabia)
1895 King Arthur, by J. Comyns Carr, has its first performance (at the Lyceum Theatre, produced by Henry Irving). At the time that Irving had commissioned Carr to write the play, Carr was specializing in Pre-Raphaelite art as the director of the Grosvenor Gallery, so he had many visual images of the Arthurian legends to draw from. For the production, Edward Burne-Jones (28 Aug 1833 17 Jun 1898) did the artistic design and Arthur Sullivan composed the music. Carr drew mainly from Sir Thomas Malory's and Alfred Lord Tennyson's works.(Burne-Jones was a great admirer of Malory's Morte D'Arthur). [Le Morte D'Arthur: in modern English _ in middle English] [Tennyson's Enoch Arden, &c. illustrated _ Idylls of the King _ The Lady of Shalott (with Pre-Raphaelite paintings) _ The Princess: A Medley]
1893 Hermann Goering Reichsmarshall/propaganda minister (Nazi Germany).
1892 Kinno Tanoue, Japanese woman, who would die on 30 November 2002.
1876 John Griffith Chaney, who would be Jack
London, one of the best novelists to chronicle the last
wild western frontier of Alaska.
Born in San Francisco, he was the child of an unmarried mother who had come from a once wealthy family that had fallen on hard times. It is believed that his father was William Chaney, an itinerant journalist and lawyer whose main claim to fame was his role in popularizing the American study of astrology. However, Jack took the name of John London, a partially disabled Civil War veteran his mother married in 1876, the year Jack was born. Growing up in poverty, London nonetheless had a colorful adolescence filled with adventure and excitement.
From an early age, London struggled to make a living, working in a cannery and as a sailor, oyster pirate, and fish patroller. He also spent time as a hobo, riding trains. During the national economic crisis of 1893, he joined a march of unemployed workers and later spent a month in jail for vagrancy. After his prison term, the 17-year-old London resolved to further his education. He completed an entire high school equivalency course in one year and enrolled at the University of California at Berkeley, where he read voraciously for a year. He dropped out to join the 1897 gold rush in the Alaskan Klondike. While in Alaska, London began writing stories about the region. In 1900, his first collection of stories, The Son of the Wolf, was published. Three years later, his story The Call of the Wild made him famous around the country. London continued to write stories of adventure amid the harsh natural elements. During his 17-year career, he wrote 50 fiction and nonfiction books. He settled in Northern California about 1911, having already written most of his best work.
Before he reached the age of 19, London sailed the Pacific on a whaling boat, hoboed around the countryside, and joined Kelly's Army of unemployed protestors against American economic inequality. When he was 19, he crammed a four-year high school course into one year of intensive studies and enrolled at the University of California at Berkeley. He quit college after only one year to join the Klondike gold rush, but remained a voracious reader and student throughout his life.
Although his lasting claim to fame came from his stories of the Alaskan gold frontier, London only spent a brief time in the Klondike in the winter of 1897 searching for his fortune. Like most gold seekers, London's prospecting efforts failed. However, he returned to California with a trove of stories and tall tales that eventually proved even more valuable. London published his first stories of the Alaskan frontier in 1899, and he eventually produced over 50 volumes of short stories, novels, and political essays. His 1903 novel about a domestic dog who joins an Alaskan wolf pack, The Call of the Wild, brought him lasting fame and reflected his beliefs in Social Darwinism. Interestingly, despite his identification with rugged individualism and fierce competition, London was a committed socialist and supporter of the American labor movement. Although his writing was lucrative, London spent piles of money on an enormous house and ranching operation in California; to pay for these, he wrote throughout his life. Plagued by illnesses from an early age, London developed a kidney disease of unknown origin and died on 22 November 1916 at only 40 years old. Recent scholarship has discredited claims made by earlier biographers that London was an alcoholic womanizer who took his own life.
Jack London's father, an astrologer surnamed Chaney, abandoned the family, and his unwed mother, a spiritualist and music teacher, married a Mr. London, whose last name. Jack assumed. From the age of 14, London dropped out of school and struggled to make a living, working in a cannery and as a sailor, oyster pirate, and fish patroller.
During the national economic crisis of 1893, he joined a march of unemployed workers. He was jailed for vagrancy for a month, during which time he decided to go to college. The 17-year-old London completed a high school equivalency course and enrolled at the University of California at Berkeley, where he read voraciously for a year. However, he dropped out to join the 1897 gold rush.
While in the Klondike, London began submitting stories to magazines. In 1900, his first collection of stories, The Son of the Wolf, was published. Three years later, his story The Call of the Wild made him famous around the country. London continued to write stories of adventure amid the harsh natural elements. He sailed a ketch to the South Pacific, telling of his adventures in The Cruise of the Snark (1911). During his 17-year career, he wrote 50 fiction and nonfiction books. He settled in northern California about 1911, having already written most of his best work.
The optimism and energy with which he attacked his task are best conveyed in his autobiographical novel Martin Eden (1909), perhaps his most enduring work. He wrote two other autobiographical novels of considerable interest: The Road (1907) and John Barleycorn (1913).
Although Jack London became the highest-paid writer in the United States, his earnings never matched his expenditures, so that his hastily written output is of uneven quality. His Alaskan stories The Call of the Wild (1903), White Fang (1906), and Burning Daylight (1910), in which he dramatized in turn atavism, adaptability, and the appeal of the wilderness, are outstanding. Other important works are The Sea-Wolf (1904), which features a Nietzschean superman hero, and The Iron Heel (1907), a fantasy of the future that is a terrifying anticipation of fascism.
| White Fang —
Two men are out in the wild of the north. Their dogs disappear as they are lured by a she-wolf and eaten by the pack. They only have three bullets left and Bill, one of the men, uses them to try to save one of their dogs; he misses and is eaten with the dog. Only Henry and two dogs are left; he makes a fire, trying to drive away the wolves. They draw in close and he is almost eaten, saved only by a company of men who were traveling nearby.
The wolves are in the midst of a famine. They continue on, lead by several wolves alongside the she-wolf, and when they finally find food the pack starts to split up. The she-wolf mates with one of the wolves and has a litter of pups. Only one survives after several more famines, and he grows strong and is a feisty pup.
They come to an Indian village where the she-wolf's (who is actually half-wolf, half-dog) master is. He catches her again and White Fang, her pup, stays nearby. Soon, she is sold to another Indian, while White Fang stays with Gray Beaver, her master. The other dogs of the village terrorize White Fang, especially one named Lip-lip.
White Fang becomes more and more vicious, encouraged by his master. He kills other dogs. Gray Beaver goes to Fort Yukon to trade and discovers whiskey. White Fang is passed into the hands of Beauty Smith, a monster of a man. He fights other dogs until he meets his match in a bulldog and is saved only by a man named Scott.
Scott tames White Fang and takes him back to California with him. There White Fang learns to love his master and his master's family and even saves Scott's father from a criminal that escaped from the nearby prison. White Fang has puppies with Collie, one of the master's dogs, and lives a happy life.
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| 1876 Edouard Eugène François Vallet, Swiss
painter, draftsman, and printmaker, who died on 01 May 1929, known for his
paintings of the Valais and of Vallet. — more
1856 John Singer Sargent, expatriate US painter specialized in portraits, who died on 15 April 1925. MORE ON SARGENT AT ART 4 JANUARY with links to images.
1854 Hugo Petterson Birger, Swedish artist who died on 17 June 1887.
1853 Gregorio Ricci-Curbastro, mathematician.
1841 Edward Lamson Henry, US painter who died in 1919. — more with links to images.
1810 Ferdinand II king of Sicily.
1800 Eugène Louis Lami, French painter who died on 19 December 1890. — more with links to images.
1763 Georges Michel, French painter who died on 07 June 1843. MORE ON MICHEL AT ART 4 JANUARY with links to images.
1751 Ferdinand I king of Sicily and Naples
1746 Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi Switzerland, educator
1737 John Hancock patriot (first and largest signature on Declaration of Independence)
1729 (01 January Julian) Edmund Burke British statesman and political thinker prominent from 1765 to about 1795..He died on 09 July 1797. — BURKE ONLINE: A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Origin of Our ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful — Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790, here Burke champions conservatism in opposition to Jacobism) — Thoughts on the Present Discontents, and Speeches — Speech on Concilation with America — A Letter to a Noble Lord — Selected Works — Selections from the Speeches and Writings
1702 Jacques-André-Joseph “le Camelot” Aved le Batave, French painter specialized in portraits who died on 04 March 1766. MORE ON AVED AT ART 4 JANUARY with links to images.
1628 Charles Perrault, in Paris. lawyer/writer (Mother Goose) died 15 or 16 May 1703 in Paris.French poet, prose writer, and storyteller, a leading member of the Académie Française, who played a prominent part in a literary controversy "quarrel of the ancients and the moderns." He is best remembered for his collection of fairy stories for children, Contes de ma mère l'Oye (1697). PERRAULT ONLINE: Contes de ma mère l'Oye See The Real Mother Goose (adaptation?)
1612 Gillis Peeters I, Flemish artist who died on 12 March 1653.
1599 Adriaen van Utrecht, Flemish artist who died on 05 October 1652 or 1653. — more
1562 Charles Emanuel I the great, Duke of Savoy