The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2006
DescriptionDate posted: 06-Dec-2013
This is a brand new 2006 World Almanac and book of facts. Over 80 million copies sold. (200 in stock) An interesting collection of birthdays for this date in history, including the Roman emperor Titus (39 BCE, Rome, Italy; died 81 BCE); the Monkees' Davy Jones (1945, Manchester, England); and superstar golfer Tiger Woods (1975, Long Beach, CA). Also on this date in 1862, the Union ironclad USS Monitor sank in a storm off Cape Hatteras, NC. Born This Day 39 BCE: Titus, Roman emperor (Rome, Italy; died 81 BCE) 1865: Rudyard Kipling, writer (Bombay, India; died 1936) 1867: Simon Guggenheim, industrialist and philanthropist (Philadelphia, PA; died 1941) 1873: Alfred E. Smith, American statesman and presidential candidate (New York, NY; died 1944) 1906: Sir Carol Reed, director (England; died 1976) 1914: Bert Parks, TV personality (Atlanta, GA; died 1992) 1931: Eqbal Ahmad, scholar and member of the "Harrisburg Seven" (Irki-Bihar, India; died 1999) 1932: John Hillerman, actor (Denison, TX) 1935: Sandy Koufax, baseball pitcher (Brooklyn, NY) 1938: Joseph Bologna, actor (Brooklyn, NY) 1942: Michael Nesmith, singer/songwriter and member of the Monkees (Dallas, TX) 1945: Davy Jones, actor/singer and member of the Monkees (Manchester, England) 1957: Matt Lauer, TV anchor (New York, NY) 1959: Tracey Ullman, actress (Slough, England) 1961: Ben Johnson, runner (Canada) 1975: Tiger Woods, golfer (Long Beach, CA) This Day in History 1862: During the Civil War, The Union ironclad USS Monitor sinks in a storm off Cape Hatteras, NC. 1922: The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) is officially formed when a treaty of union is adopted. 1947: King Michael of Romania abdicates under Communist pressure and the government at once proclaims Romania a people's republic. 1982: After one year, Poland lifts martial law but retains many restrictive measures. 1993: The Vatican and Israel establish official relations. 2005: President George W. Bush signs legislation providing $29 billion in reconstruction aid for the Gulf Coast region, which had been devastated by Hurricane Katrina in August.