[ThisDateInBuffaloSportsHistory] #OTD in 2002 Curtis Brown records the natural hat trick with a goal in the second and two in the third and Martin Biron stops all 22 shots as the Buffalo Sabres shutout the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 4-0 https://www.rawchili.com/3196232/
Going way back for Toronto - 186 years ago today saw the first casualty of the 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion - the shooting of Colonel Robert Moodie outside Montgomery's Tavern (at Yonge Street and Montgomery Ave) on December 4, 1837, from a pen and ink drawing by C.W. Jefferys. https://wholemap.com/historic/toronto.php?month=12&day=4
4 December 1926 | Polish Jewish girl, Golda Bretmel, was born in Żelechów. She emigrated to France.
She was deported to #Auschwitz from Angers on 20 July 1942. She did not survive.
#OTD in 1887 – Birth of trade unionist and revolutionary, Winifred Carney, in Bangor, Co Down | @stairnaheireann #IrishHistory #Ireland https://stairnaheireann.net/2023/12/04/otd-in-1887-birth-of-trade-unionist-and-revolutionary-winifred-carney-in-bangor-co-down-7/
The team from Varsity Blues won the first Grey Cup?
Well actually, yes.
#OTD in 1909, the University of Toronto Varsity Blues beat Toronto Parkdale to win the Grey Cup.
The Beach Boys - "Barbara Ann"
Le 4 décembre 1944 est né Dennis Wilson (d. 1983), fondateur avec ses frères Brian et Carl du groupe phare de la culture surf. Les Beach Boys sont l'une des formations les plus connues au monde, ayant placé plus de 25 singles dans le Top 40 et vendu plus de 27 millions d'albums.
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#onthisdate in 1783, George Washington bid farewell to his officers at Fraunces Tavern in lower #manhattan #nyc. The tavern had been involved in revolutionary activities from about 1770. Several fires in the 1800s led to reconstructions; no one is certain what the building looked like in Washington’s time. Today, it is a #restaurant and #museum. #otd #history #histodons #newyorkcity #americanhistory #ushistory https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraunces_Tavern
#OTD December 4, 1980
The Minutemen release their debut EP, “Paranoid Time”
So glad these guys came up from Pedro. One of my all time favorite bands.
Seven songs in six and a half minutes.
I got this EP after buying The Punch Line, so I was already a fan of their bass heavy, super tight rhythm section and the politics they espoused in their songs. But hearing “Joe McCarthy’s Ghost” for the first time was a leveling up experience.
Favorite track is “Paranoid Chant”. It’s got the classic punk rock sound, Minutemen style. And the theme is classic, the lyrics are powerful and insightful for the times. “I try to talk to girls and I keep thinking of world war three!!”. Back in the 80s, the threat of nuclear war with Russia was a persistent point of political discourse, thanks to Reagan. And the six o’clock news.
President Adams appointed Alfred Moore of North Carolina to the Supreme Court #OTD in 1799. Check out ep. 2.17 to learn more about this second of three appointments to the Supreme Court that Adams made in his four years in office. #history #JohnAdams #POTUS2 https://www.presidenciespodcast.com/217-some-awful-crisis/
4 December 1939 | A Jewish girl Magdalena Dora Blau was born in Rotterdam in the Netherlands to Fritz and Mina.
On 11 August 1942 she was murdered in a gas chamber at the #Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp.
#OTD in 1259: Treaty of Paris: Kings Louis IX of France and Henry III of England agree to the treaty, ending 100 years of conflict between the Capetian and Plantagenet Dynasties.
King Henry acknowledged the loss of the Duchy of Normandy and relinquishes control of Maine, Anjou and Poitou;
King Louis withdraws all support to English rebels and cedes the cities of Limoges, Cahors and Périgueux to King Henry
Frances Power Cobbe; feminist, journalist, anti-vivisectionist & philanthropist; was born in Dublin #OTD 1822. Her childhood home was Newbridge House: https://newbridgehouseandfarm.com/frances-power-cobbe-a-fingal-daughter-of-feminism/
Her pamphlet Wife-torture (1878) argued that physical abuse should be grounds for legal separation. It influenced the Matrimonial Causes Act. The other great cause of her life was campaigning against animal cruelty, founding the British Union Against Vivisection.
4 December 1882 | A Czech Jewish woman, Kamila Bondyová, was born in Prague.
She was deported to Auschwitz from Theresienstadt ghetto on 6 September 1943. She did not survive.
"Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises."
The Note-Books of Samuel Butler (1912)
Samuel Butler was born #OTD in 1835. He is best known for the satirical utopian novel Erewhon (1872) and the semi-autobiographical novel The Way of All Flesh (published posthumously in 1903 with substantial revisions and published in its original form in 1964 as Ernest Pontifex or The Way of All Flesh).
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John Tyndall Irish experimental physicist died #OTD in 1893.
His scientific fame arose in the 1850s from his study of diamagnetism. Later he made discoveries in the realms of infrared radiation and the physical properties of air, proving the connection between atmospheric CO2 and what is now known as the greenhouse effect in 1859. via @wikipedia
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"For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough)-they are experiences."
Austrian Poet Rainer Maria Rilke was born #OTD in 1875. His best-known works include two poetry collections: Duino Elegies and Sonnets to Orpheus, a semi-autobiographical novel The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge, and a collection of ten letters published posthumously Letters to a Young Poet.
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#OTD im Jahr 1971 starb Georg von Rauch durch Polizeikugeln.
Um jede Verklärung von Rauchs zu torpedieren: Die antisemitischen Tupamaros West-Berlin waren das Umfeld, in dem der linksradikale Militante sich bewegte. https://taz.de/Kraushaar-ueber-linken-Antizionismus/!5072007/
Omar Khayyam Persian mathematician, astronomer, and poet died #OTD in 1131. As a mathematician, he is most notable for his work on the classification and solution of cubic equations, where he provided geometric solutions by the intersection of conics. As an astronomer, he calculated the duration of the solar year and designed the Jalali calendar. via @wikipedia
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"Music is well said to be the speech of angels; in fact, nothing among the utterances allowed to man is felt to be so divine. It brings us near to the infinite."
Thomas Carlyle Scottish historian and essayist was born #OTD in 1795. His major works include The French Revolution, 3 vol., On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History, and The History of Friedrich II of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great, 6 vol..
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"In sum, in what matter so ever there is place for "addition" and "subtraction." there also is place for "reason;" and where these have no place, there "reason" has nothing to do at all."
English Philosopher Thomas Hobbes died #OTD in 1679. In addition to political philosophy, Hobbes contributed to a diverse array of other fields, including history, jurisprudence, geometry, theology, and ethics, as well as philosophy in general.
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3 December 1918 | A Czech Jewish woman, Marie Löwyová, was born in Prague.
She was deported to Auschwitz from Theresienstadt ghetto on 6 September 1943. She did not survive.
#OTD December 3, 1982
Peter and the Test Tube Babies release their debut album, “Pissed And Proud”
This collection of live performances from multiple venues in England is a fantastic debut album. The only other band I can recall releasing a live album as their debut is the MC5 🤔
Raw, vibrant, snotty and hilarious. It's the vibe that really drew me into punk rock.
They have better albums, studio albums, but this one really captures the band’s energy.
3 December 1923 | A Polish Jewish woman, Ruth Hermansztadt, was born in Kielce.
In Auschwitz from 30 May 1942.
She was evacuated to Ravensbrück and liberated there.
3.12.1950 "Kombiniere ..." - Nick Knatterton hat in der Illustrierten "Quick" seinen ersten Auftritt. Der Comic-Strip persifliert Krimi- und Superman-Klischees. Der Held verfügt über übermenschliche Kräfte und löst jeden Kriminalfall. Die Serie wird bis 1959 in der "Quick" gedruckt.
📷Thomas Andrew (1855–1939): Burial of Robert Louis Stevenson, 1894 / Le maliu o Tusitala i le tausaga 1894
3 December 1933 | A Dutch Jewish girl, Rosalia Elisabeth Bloemist, was born in Amsterdam.
In February 1944 she was deported to Auschwitz and murdered in a gas chamber after the selection.
"There comes an end to all things; the most capacious measure is filled at last; and this brief condescension to evil finally destroyed the balance of my soul."
The novels and tales of Robert Louis Stevenson
Scottish Author Robert Louis Stevenson died #OTD in 1894. He is best known for works such as Treasure Island, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Kidnapped and A Child's Garden of Verses.
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"It is no philosophy to make yourself an animal in order to be more than a man."
Norwegian author Ludvig Holberg, Baron Holberg was born #OTD in 1684. He is considered the founder of modern Danish and Norwegian literature. He was also a prominent Neo-Latin author, known across Europe for his writing. He is best known for the comedies he wrote in 1722–1723 for the Lille Grønnegade Theatre. via @wikipedia
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American Mathematician John Warner Backus was born #OTD in 1924.
He directed the team that invented and implemented FORTRAN, the first widely used high-level programming language, and was the inventor of the Backus–Naur form (BNF), a widely used notation to define formal language syntax. He later did research into the function-level programming paradigm, presenting his findings in his influential 1977 Turing Award lecture "Can Programming Be Liberated from the von Neumann Style?"
"An artist is a man of action, whether he creates a personality, invents an expedient, or finds the issue of a complicated situation."
The Mirror of the Sea (1906)
Polish Writer Joseph Conrad was born #OTD in 1857. His works include the novels Lord Jim (1900), Nostromo (1904), and The Secret Agent (1907) and the short story “Heart of Darkness” (1902).
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American astronomer, mathematician and meteorologist Cleveland Abbe was born #OTD in 1838.
During his term as director of the Cincinnati Observatory in Cincinnati, Ohio, he developed a system of telegraphic weather reports, daily weather maps and weather forecasts, this being the area of his work and expertise for which he is probably best known. In 1870, Congress established the U.S. Weather Bureau and inaugurated the use of daily weather forecasts.
2 December 1940 | French Jewish boy, Raymond Jedwab, was born in Bourges.
He was deported to Auschwitz from #Drancy on 7 March 1944. He was murdered in a gas chamber after arrival selection.
French Dramatist Edmond Rostand died #OTD in 1918. He is associated with neo-romanticism and is known best for his 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac. Rostand wrote a good deal for the theatre, but the only other play of his that is still remembered is L’Aiglon (1900). Rostand always took pains to write fine parts for his stars, and L’Aiglon afforded Sarah Bernhardt one of her greatest triumphs.
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2 December 1914 | A Austrian Jew, Jakob Gross, was born in Vienna. A dental technician.
In Auschwitz from 3 June 1942.
He perished in the camp on 10 July 1942.
English mathematician, known for his achievements in number theory & mathematical analysis G. H. Hardy died #OTD in 1947.
In biology, he is known for the Hardy–Weinberg principle, a basic principle of population genetics. Hardy is usually known by those outside the field of mathematics for his 1940 essay A Mathematician's Apology, often considered one of the best insights into the mind of a working mathematician written for the layperson.
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British surveyor and geographer George Everest died #OTD in 1866.
Everest was largely responsible for surveying the meridian arc from the southernmost point of India north to Nepal, a distance of about 2,400 kilometres, a task that took from 1806 to 1841 to complete. In 1865, the Royal Geographical Society renamed Peak XV – at the time only recently identified as the world's highest peak – to Mount Everest in his honour. via @wikipedia
Russian mathematician and geometer Nikolai Lobachevsky was born #OTD in 1792.
He is known primarily for his work on hyperbolic geometry, otherwise known as Lobachevskian geometry, and also for his fundamental study on Dirichlet integrals, known as the Lobachevsky integral formula.
Another of his achievements was developing a method for the approximation of the roots of algebraic equations (Lobachevsky method). via @wikipedia