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Springfield - Notable Historical Events

Wild Bill HickokJul 21, 1865

Abraham LincolnApr 10, 1887

Neil YoungMar 3, 1966

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Springfield - Historical Events
Date Event
1780-06-23

American Revolution: Battle of Springfield fought in and around Springfield, New Jersey (including Short Hills, formerly of Springfield, now of Millburn Township.

1786-08-29

Shay's Rebellion in Springfield, Mass

1787-01-25

Shays' Rebellion suffers a setback when debt-ridden farmers, led by Capt Daniel Shays, fail to capture an arsenal at Springfield, Mass

1834-06-14

Sandpaper patented by Isaac Fischer Jr, Springfield, Vermont

1861-10-25

First Battle of Springfield in Missouri during US Civil War, Union victory

1863-01-08

American Civil War: Second Battle of Springfield

1865-07-21

In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first true western showdown.

1887-04-10

President Abraham Lincoln's re-buried with his wife in Springfield, Ilinois

1891-09-20

The first gasoline-powered car debuts in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States.

1891-12-21

18 students play 1st basketball game (Springfield College)

1892-03-11

1st public basketball game (Springfield, Mass)

1893-09-22

1st auto built in US (by Duryea brothers) runs in Springfield

1908-08-14

Race riot in Springfield Illinois

1932-01-02

Young gang shoot dead 6 police in Springfield Missouri

1951-07-17

Western New England College in Springfield, Massachusetts, is chartered.

1953-03-14

KOLR TV channel 10 in Springfield, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting

1953-03-17

WWLP TV channel 22 in Springfield, MA (NBC) begins broadcasting

1953-04-14

WHYN (now WGGB) TV channel 40 in Springfield-Holyoke, MA (ABC) begins

1953-09-30

WICS TV channel 20 in Springfield, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting

1953-10-01

KYTV TV channel 3 in Springfield, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting

1966-03-03

Buffalo Springfield form (Steven Stills, Neil Young, et al)

1966-03-03

Rock group Buffalo Springfield forms

1968-02-17

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield Mass, opens

1968-07-14

WSWO TV channel 26 in Springfield, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting

1968-09-22

KMTC (now KDEB) TV channel 27 in Springfield, MO (IND) 1st broadcast

1969-10-14

Race riots in Springfield Mass

1970-03-31

Following an Orange Order parade, intense riots erupt on the Springfield Road in Belfast; violence lasts for three days, and the British Army used CS gas for the first time in large quantities

1970-06-22

WSWO TV channel 26 in Springfield, OH (ABC) suspends broadcasting

1970-07-19

Judy Rankin wins LPGA Springfield Jaycee Golf Open

1971-05-25

The Provisional Irish Republican Army throw a time bomb into Springfield Road British Army base in Belfast, killing British Army Sergeant Michael Willetts and wounding seven officers

1971-09-26

WGBY TV channel 57 in Springfield, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting

1983-01-17

10th American Music Award: John Cougar & Rick Springfield, Olivia Newton-John

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Springfield - Notable Birthdays

Dr. SeussMar 2, 1904

Payne StewartJan 30, 1957

Springfield - Birthdays
Date Event
1887-11-28

Bobby Watson, [Knucher], Springfield IL, comedian

1891-11-12

Seth Barnes Nicholson, Springfield Illinois, American astronomer who discovered four satellites of Jupiter

1898-07-17

Berenice Abbott, Springfield Oh, photographer (World of Atget)

1899-05-21

Ralph Sanford, Springfield Mass, actor (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp)

1900-02-02

Asa Smith Bushnell Jr, Springfield Ohio, Sec of US Olympics (1945-65)

1904-03-02

Dr. Seuss, [Theodor Geisel], Springfield, Massachusetts, children's author (Horton Hears a Who!)

1912-03-12

Paul Weston, Springfield Mass, orchestra leader (Jim Nabors Hour)

1912-11-21

Eleanor Powell, Springfield Mass, actress/tap dancer (Bdwy Melody)

1922-11-01

George S Irving, Springfield Mass, singer/actor (Dumplings)

1927-05-07

Jim Lowe, Springfield Mass, DJ (WNEW) "King of Trivia"

1927-07-11

Herbert Blomstedt, Springfield Mass, conductor (Oslo Phil 1954-61)

1929-10-18

Paula Sowl, Springfield Rifle

1929-12-02

Lowell North, Springfield Mass, yachtsman (Olympic-Gold-1968)

1934-07-02

Tom Springfield, Pirate Radio

1939-04-16

Dusty Springfield, [Mary O'Brien], London, vocalist (Growing Pains)

1939-04-16

Dusty Springfield, Pulp Fiction

1939-11-21

Rick Lenz, Springfield Ill, actor (Hec Ramsey, Scandalous John)

1941-06-04

Jackie Banks, The Springfield Connection

1942-09-30

Dewey Martin, Canada, rock vocalist/drummer (Buffalo Springfield)

1944-05-09

Richard Furay, Ohio, rock vocalist (Buffalo Springfield, Poco)

1945-12-26

John Walsh, Springfield's Most Wanted

1946-05-07

Bill Danoff, Springfield Mass, vocalist (Starland Vocal Band)

1946-11-10

Alaina Reed, Springfield Ohio, actress (Rose Lee Holloway-227)

1949-04-28

Jerome "Jay" Apt, Springfield Mass, astronaut (STS 37, 47, 59, 79)

1949-08-23

Rick Springfield, Australia, (General Hospital, Jessie's Girl)

1949-08-23

Rick Springfield, Boogie Nights

1949-12-09

Tom Kite, Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield

1953-05-27

George S. Chialtas, Last Exit to Springfield

1954-06-19

Kathleen Turner, Springfield, Missouri, American actress (Accidental Tourist, Jewel of Nile)

1955-05-11

Mark Herndon, Springfield Mass, country drummer (Alabama-Take Me Down)

1957-01-30

William Payne Stewart, Springfield Missouri, PGA golfer (1983 Walt Disney)

1957-06-30

Sarah McGuire, Springfield IL, LPGA golfer (1983 United Va Bank-5th)

1959-07-17

Janet Lynn Kavandi, Springfield Mo, PhD/astronaut (sk:STS 91)

1960-08-03

Tim Mayotte, Springfield Mass, tennis player (Olympic-silver-1988)

1961-07-19

Suzi Schott, Springfield Ill, playmate (August, 1984)

1962-03-26

Kevin Seitzer, Springfield IL, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers)

1963-01-05

Jeff Fassero, Springfield IL, pitcher (Montreal Expos)

1963-07-01

Edward Tsang Lu, Springfield Mass, astronaut (STS 84)

1967-05-12

Brent Forrester, 22 Short Films About Springfield

1968-10-12

Mike Trombley, Springfield MA, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)

1969-12-12

Michael R. Viner, The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield

1971-10-28

Nicole Green, Springfield Ohio, 400m runner

1972-07-12

Travis Best, Springfield, Massachusetts, American basketball player (1995-2002 Indiana Pacers)

1974-05-02

Miles Joseph, West Springfield Mass, soccer forward (Olympics-gold-96)

1980-02-16

William Springfield, Blue Hill Avenue

1982-11-02

Adam Springfield, Viva Wishbone!

Springfield - Notable Weddings

Mary Todd LincolnNov 4, 1842

James NaismithJun 20, 1894

Springfield - Weddings
Date Event
1842-11-04

U.S. first lady Mary Todd Lincoln (23) weds US president Abraham Lincoln (33) in Springfield, Illinois

1894-06-20

Basketball inventor James Naismith (32) weds Maude Evelyn Sherman (23) in Springfield, Massachusetts

1984-10-27

"Jessie's Girl" singer Rick Springfield (35) weds Barbara Porter in Australia

Springfield - Deaths
Date Event
1995-11-04

Jackie Banks, The Springfield Connection

1999-03-02

Dusty Springfield, English singer (b. 1939)

1999-03-02

Dusty Springfield, Pulp Fiction

2004-10-01

Bruce Palmer, Canadian musician (Buffalo Springfield) (b. 1946)

2009-04-20

Paula Sowl, Springfield Rifle


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