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Kingston - Notable Historical Events

James DonnellySep 17, 1859

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Kingston - Historical Events
Date Event
1692-06-24

Kingston, Jamaica, founded

1776-04-15

Duchess of Kingston found guilty of bigamy

1841-06-14

1st Canadian parliament opens in Kingston, Ontario

1841-10-16

Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, is chartered

1859-09-17

James Donnelly is sentenced to hang for murdering Patrick Farrell, but a petition for clemency reduces his sentence to 7 years in Kingston Penitentiary

1864-11-10

Kingston, GA burned during Sherman's March to the Sea

1865-03-08

Battle of Kingston, NC (Wilcox's ridge, Wise's Forks)

1895-03-09

Stanley Cup: Montreal Victorias awarded cup, as Queens University (Kingston Ont) loses to Montreal AAA, 5-1

1897-11-24

Canadian Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union forms in Kingston

1899-02-18

Stanley Cup: Mont Shamrocks sweep Queens U (Kingston Ont) in 2 games

1906-02-28

Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Queen's U (Kingston Ont) in 2 games

1907-01-14

An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica kills more than 1,000.

1930-04-05

England out for 849 v WI Kingston, Sandham out for 325

1930-04-10

George Headley scores 223 v England at Kingston

1935-03-15

George Headley completes 270 in cricket v England at Kingston

1942-01-11

-23°F (-31°C), Kingston, Rhode Island (state record)

1951-08-17

Hurricane winds drive 6 ships ashore, Kingston, Jamaica

1954-03-30

Test Cricket debut of Garry Sobers v England at Kingston

1955-03-31

Collie Smith scores 104 on cricket debut WI v Aust, Kingston

1955-06-15

Australia score 8-758 v West Indies at Kingston, their best ever

1963-08-11

Kingston Trio are mystery guest on "What's My Line?"

1966-04-21

Emperor Haile Selassie (Ethiopia) visits Kingston Jamaica

1972-02-16

Test Cricket debut of Lawrence Rowe WI v NZ Kingston, 214 & 100

1972-02-19

Glenn Turner carries his bat for 223* v WI at Kingston

1973-02-16

WI v Australia at Kingston, 1st time since 1955 without Sobers

1978-05-03

Last cricket test match appearance for Bobby Simpson, at Kingston

1978-05-03

WI all set to lose cricket test v Aust at Kingston till riots end game

1980-05-20

Fire in nursing home in Kingston Jamaica, kills 157

1991-03-03

Boon completes 10th Test Cricket century, 109* v WI at Kingston

1996-01-27

Shiv Chanderpaul scores 303* for Guyana v Jamaica at Kingston

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Kingston - Notable Birthdays

William WilberforceAug 24, 1759

Robert MundellOct 24, 1932

Don CherryFeb 5, 1934

Bryan AdamsNov 5, 1959

Patrick EwingAug 5, 1962

ShaggyOct 22, 1968

Kingston - Birthdays
Date Event
1759-08-24

William Wilberforce, Kingston upon Hull, British politician, philanthropist and leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade

1826-07-08

Robert Kingston Scott, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

1894-11-11

Winifred Kingston, England, silent screen actress (David Garrick)

1902-09-20

Stevie [Florence Margaret] Smith, Kingston upon Hull, English poet and novelist (Not Waving but Drowning)

1905-01-18

Chick Chandler, Kingston NY, actor (Barney-One Happy Family)

1913-10-04

Lenore Kingston, It's a Good Life

1913-9-03

Harry Kingston, Buck Rogers

1914-07-24

Frank Silvera, Kingston Jamaica, actor (High Chaparral)

1920-06-11

Robert Hutton, Kingston NY, actor (Torture Garden, Rocket)

1920-11-24

Dorothy Kingston, The First Time We Met

1923-10-20

Robert Craft, Kingston, NY, conductor, Stravinsky-follower

1924-9-05

Kaye Kingston, A Wake in Providence

1925-04-16

Edie Adams, Kingston Pa, Mrs Ernie Kovacs (Murial Cigar), actress

1925-06-20

Audie Murphy, Kingston, Texas, most decorated American WW II hero/actor (Destry, Joe Butterfly)

1927-02-15

Kenny Kingston, Mae West and the Men Who Knew Her

1932-10-24

Robert Mundell, Kingston, Ontario, economist and Nobel laureate (1999)

1933-02-27

Edward Lucie-Smith, Kingston, Jamaica, British poet and poetry critic

1933-07-27

Nick Reynolds, rocker (Kingston Trio-Scarlet Ribbons)

1933-07-27

Nick Reynolds, The Kingston Trio: 50 Years of Havin' Fun

1934-02-01

Bob Shane, vocalist (Kingston Trio-Scarlet Ribbons)

1934-02-01

Bob Shane, The Kingston Trio: 50 Years of Havin' Fun

1934-02-05

Don Cherry, Kingston Ontario, Canadian hockey commentator (Hockey Night in Canada)

1934-04-18

Mark Kingston, actor (Intimate Contact)

1934-04-18

Mark Kingston, Saint Jack

1934-10-19

David Guard, rocker (Kingston Trio)

1938-04-28

Madge Sinclair, Kingston Jamaica, actress (Bell-Roots, Trapper John)

1939-07-30

Peter Bogdanovich, Kingston NY, director/producer (Last Picture Show)

1939-09-05

John Stewart, San Diego Ca, rocker (Kingston Trio-Fire in the Wind)

1940-10-27

Maxine Hong Kingston, US, author

1944-08-07

John Glover, Kingston NY, actor (52 Pick-Up, Something Special)

1947-04-10

Bunny Wailer, Kingston, Jamaica, vocalist/percussionist (The Wailers with Bob Marley)

1948-01-13

Kenia Jayantilal, cricketer (5 at Kingston 71 his only inns for India)

1948-11-12

Errol Brown, Kingston Jamaica, rock vocalist (Hot Chocolate)

1949-12-05

Lewis Arlt, Kingston NY, actor (Littlest Victims, Ken-Another World)

1950-06-24

Derrick "Duckie" Simpson, Kingston Jamaica, rocker (Black Uhuru)

1952-05-10

Sly Dunbar, Kingston Jamaica, reggae drummer (Sly & Robbie)

1953-06-12

Grace Jones, Kingston Jamacia (she claims but actually 5/19/48)

1953-09-15

Bruce Heuchan, Kingston Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Alberta-7th)

1953-10-05

Sandra "Puma" Jones, Kingston Jamaica, rocker (Black Uhuru)

1954-08-22

John Colwell, Kingston Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1978 Simon Fraser)

1955-04-24

Jack Kingston, (Rep-R-Georgia)

1955-04-24

Jack Kingston, Lesley Stahl

1956-03-14

Tessa Sanderson, Kingston Jamaica, Brit javelin thrower (Oly-gold-84)

1957-06-28

Graeme Kingston, Mummies Alive! The Legend Begins

1957-07-11

Michael Rose, Kingston Jamaica, rocker (Black Uhuru-Brutal, Positive)

1959-11-05

Bryan Adams, Kingston Ontario, Canadian singer (Heaven)

1960-01-17

Chili Davis, Kingston Jamacia, outfielder (California Angels)

1962-08-05

Patrick Ewing, Kingston Jamaica, NBA center (NY Knicks/Olympic-gold-92)

1962-08-18

Sandra Marie Miller Farmer-Patrick, Kingston Jamaica, 400m hurdler

1962-12-29

Devon White, Kingston Jamacia, outfielder (Florida Marlins)

1963-03-11

Alex Kingston, English actress

1963-03-11

Alex Kingston, Like Crazy

1963-06-25

Doug Gilmour, Kingston, NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs)

1965-09-09

Marc Dunn, Kingston Ontario, volleyball player (Olympics-96)

1966-02-08

Kirk Muller, Kingston, NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs)

1968-01-09

Katie Anderson, Kingston Jamaica, Canada 100m hurdler (Oly-7th-92, 96)

1968-10-22

Shaggy [Orville Richard Burrell], Kingston, Jamaica, reggae rapper (Boombastic)

1970-12-31

Dan Howe, Kingston Ontario, canoeist (Olympics-96)

1971-11-28

Karin Taylor, Kingston Jamacia, playmate (June, 1996)

1972-04-08

Paul Miles-Kingston, Jesus

1972-11-24

Diane Kingston, Skyfall

1973-01-09

Sean Paul, Kingston Jamaica, reggae singer

1974-02-04

Brandon Convery, Kingston, NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs)

1986-11-03

Beth Kingston, Season of the Witch

1989-10-09

Lilly Kingston, All Alone 4

1990-02-03

Sean Kingston, American reggae rapper

1990-02-03

Sean Kingston, Cloverfield

1990-02-26

Roger Kingston,

1990-03-26

Karen Chuang, Kingston of Summer

1990-07-18

James Kingston, Devil's Playground

1991-05-13

Amy Kingston, Once Upon a Time in Mumbai

2006-05-26

Kingston Rossdale, 20 Cutest Celebrity Babies

Kingston - Weddings
Date Event
2007-03-09

Model and actress Erika Heynatz (30) weds finance broker Andrew Kingston at Whale Beach retreat

Kingston - Deaths
Date Event
1643-07-25

Robert Pierrepont, 1st Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull, English statesman (b. 1584)

1726-03-05

Evelyn Pierrepont, 1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull, English politician

1951-07-04

Harry Kingston, Buck Rogers

1959-01-26

Tom Kingston, Street of Fear

1967-02-03

Winifred Kingston, silent screen actress (David Garrick), dies at 72

1983-04-04

Dorothy Kingston, The First Time We Met

1991-02-02

Natalie Kingston, Street Angel

1991-03-22

Dave Guard, American folk singer (The Kingston Trio) (b. 1934)

1993-05-05

Lenore Kingston Jenson, dies of cancer at 79

1993-05-05

Lenore Kingston, It's a Good Life

1996-11-21

Gertrude Kingston, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

2005-01-27

Kaye Kingston, A Wake in Providence

2008-01-19

John Stewart, American musician (The Kingston Trio) (b. 1939)

2008-10-01

Nick Reynolds, The Kingston Trio: 50 Years of Havin' Fun

2011-10-09

Mark Kingston, Saint Jack

2014-06-30

Kenny Kingston, Mae West and the Men Who Knew Her

2016-05-03

Roger Millward: Hull Kingston Rovers legend dies, aged 68


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