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Henry IVApr 30, 1064

Charles IMar 1, 1628

Nat TurnerAug 21, 1831

Mark TwainNov 18, 1865

Billy the KidApr 18, 1881

Clyde BarrowJan 6, 1933

John DillingerOct 12, 1933

Bonnie ParkerNov 28, 1933

Mickey WrightMar 31, 1968

Woody HarrelsonJun 1, 1996

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County - Historical Events
Date Event
1064-04-30

German King Henry IV gives away Utrecht county of West Friesland

1134-10-02

Storm flood ravages Zeeland county

1164-08-12

Battle of Harim: Nur ad-Din defeats the Crusader armies of the County of Tripoli and the Principality of Antioch.

1264-06-18

The Parliament of Ireland meets at Castledermot in County Kildare, the first definitively known meeting of this Irish legislature.

1323-03-06

Treaty of Paris - Flemish relinquish claims over the County of Zeeland

1587-11-27

Dutch county of Groningen flooded by failure of dyke

1622-08-10

County Maine appended on John Mason/Fernandino Gorges

1628-03-01

Writs are issued in February by Charles I of England mandating that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date.

1643-07-05

1st recorded tornado in US (Essex County, Massachusetts)

1679-09-18

New Hampshire becomes a county in Massachusetts Bay Colony

1765-11-23

People of Frederick County Md refuse to pay England's Stamp tax

1771-05-16

The Battle of Alamance, a pre-American Revolutionary War battle between local militia and a group of rebels called "The Regulators", occurs in present-day Alamance County, North Carolina.

1775-05-20

Citizens of Mecklenburg County, NC declare independence from Britain

1777-09-03

Cooch's Bridge - Skirmish of American Revolutionary war in New Castle County, Delaware where the Flag of the United States was flown in battle for the first time.

1783-09-26

Fayette County, Pennsylvania created

1786-06-29

Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.

1798-08-22

French troops land in Kilcummin harbour, County Mayo, Ireland to aid Wolfe Tone's United Irishmen's Irish Rebellion.

1812-08-01

Rare tornado hits Westchester County NY

1817-07-12

1st flower show held (Dannybrook, County Cork, Ireland)

1831-08-21

Nat Turner slave revolt kills 55 (Southampton County, Virginia)

1846-08-14

The Cape Girardeau meteorite, a 2.3 kg chondrite-type meteorite strikes near the town of Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.

1850-04-01

SF County government established

1860-12-17

Anaheim Township created in Los Angeles County

1862-09-30

First Battle of Newtonia (American Civil War), Newton County, Missouri

1864-02-28

-Mar 3rd] Skirmish at Albemarle County Virginia (Burton's Ford)

1864-10-28

Second Battle of Newtonia (American Civil War), Newton County, Missouri

1865-11-18

Mark Twain publishes "Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"

1870-07-08

Gov Holden of NC declares Casswell County in a state of insurrection

1877-06-21

The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants, are hanged at the Schuylkill County and Carbon County, Pennsylvania prisons.

1878-02-18

John Tunstall is murdered by outlaw Jessie Evans, sparking the Lincoln County War in Lincoln County, New Mexico.

1879-08-21

The Virgin Mary, along with St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist, reportedly appears to the people of Knock, County Mayo, Ireland.

1881-04-18

Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico.

1890-05-12

The first-ever official cricket County Championship match begins. Yorkshire beats Gloucestershire by eight wickets at Bristol. George Ulyett scores the first century in the competition.

1896-02-17

Muzzling Order on the London County Council enforced

1897-01-23

Elva Zona Heaster is found dead in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. The resulting murder trial of her husband is perhaps the only case in United States history where the alleged testimony of a ghost helped secure a conviction.

1901-09-16

Alturas, California, is incorporated as the only city in Modoc County.

1903-11-24

George Ade's "County Chairman" premieres in NYC

1911-06-16

A 772 gram stony meteorite strikes the earth near Kilbourn, Columbia County, Wisconsin damaging a barn.

1912-07-19

A meteorite of estimated 190kg mass explodes over Holbrook in Navajo County, Arizona, causing approximately 16,000 pieces of debris to rain down on the town.

1915-08-17

Mob lynches Jewish businessman Leo Frank in Cobb County, Ga after death sentence for murder of 13-year-old girl commuted to life

1915-12-04

Ku Klux Klan receives charter from Fulton County Ga

1916-01-18

A 611 gram chondrite type meteorite stikes a house near the village of Baxter in Stone County, Missouri.

1921-08-25

The first skirmishes of the Battle of Blair Mountain, a civil uprising in Logan County, West Virginia

1926-11-12

The first recorded aerial bombing on US soil took place in Williamson County, Illinois, during a feud between rival liquor gangs, the Sheltons and the Birgers

1932-08-10

A 5.1-kg (11.2-pound) chondrite-type meteorite breaks into at least seven pieces and lands near the town of Archie in Cass County, Missouri.

1933-01-05

Work on Golden Gate Bridge begins, on Marin County side

1933-01-06

Clyde Barrow kills Tarrant County Deputy Sheriff Malcolm Davis after walking into a trap set for another criminal

1933-10-12

John Dillinger escapes from jail in Allen County, Ohio

1933-11-28

A Dallas grand jury delivers a murder indictment against Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow for the January 1933 killing of Tarrant County Deputy Malcolm Davis

1935-05-14

Northamptonshire County Cricket Club gains (over Somerset at Taunton by 48 runs) what proved to be their last victory for 99 matches, a record in the County Championship. Their next Championship win was not until May 29, 1939.

1941-04-10

German troops conquer Libyan county Cyrenaica

1952-07-21

7.8 earthquake shakes Kern County California, 14 killed

1953-06-09

Worcester County tornado (94 killed, 1310 injured, 10,000 homeless)

1954-02-01

Soccer team The County froms in Doetinchem

1955-07-12

22nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-5 in 12 at County Stad, Milw

1957-01-17

9-county commission recommends creation of BART

1960-07-11

Moise Tsjombe declares Congolese county Katanga independence

1962-04-12

San Mateo County withdraws from BART district (SF Bay area)

1962-05-17

Marin County withdraws from BART district

1962-12-22

Harris County voters approve all-weather stadium for Houston Colt .45s

1966-04-12

Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium opens; Pirates beat Braves 3-2

1966-05-15

1st day of Sunday play in County Cricket, Essex v Somerset

1968-03-31

Mickey Wright wins LPGA Palm Beach County Golf Open

1968-06-15

15th Curtis Cup: US wins 10½-7½ at Royal County Down Golf Club (Newcastle, Northern Ireland)

1968-06-20

Catholic Irish Civil rights activists protest against discrimination in the allocation of housing by illegally occupying a house in Caledon, County Tyrone

1968-06-20

Austin Currie, then Nationalist Member of Parliament (MP) at Stormont, and a number of other people, protest discrimination in the allocation of housing by 'squating' (illegally occupying) in a house in Caledon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

1969-04-20

Bombs planted by Loyalists members of the Ulster Volunteer Force and the Ulster Protestant Volunteers explode at Silent Valley reservoir in County Down and at an electricity pylon at Kilmore, County Armagh

1969-07-13

North Ireland loyalist Ian Paisley addresses a crowd at Loughgall, County Antrim, and is reported to have said: "I am anti-Roman Catholic, but God being my judge, I love the poor dupes who are ground down under that system."

1969-07-14

Francis McCloskey, a Catholic civilian, dies one day after being hit on the head with a baton by an officer of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) during street disturbances in Dungiven, County Derry

1969-08-20

69 cm rainfall in Nelson County, Virginia (state record)

1970-08-11

Two Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) officers are killed by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) when they set off a booby trap bomb planted in a car near Crossmaglen, County Armagh

1970-09-26

The Laguna Fire starts in San Diego County, California, burning 175,425 acres (710 km²).

1971-02-09

5 men are killed near a BBC transmitter on Brougher Mountain, County Tyrone, in a landmine attack carried out by the Irish Republican Army

1971-06-13

In defiance of a government ban, members of the Orange Order march through the mainly Catholic town of Dungiven, County Londonderry causing a riot

1971-07-06

A member of the Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA) is killed in a premature explosion in County Tipperary, Republic of Ireland

1971-09-14

Two British soldiers are killed in separate shooting incidents in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

1971-10-23

Three Catholic civilians are shot dead by the British Army during an attempted robbery in Newry, County Down

1971-11-22

A member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) is killed in a premature bomb explosion in Lurgan, County Armagh

1971-11-24

A woman is killed after members of the Irish Republican Army carry out an attack on British soldiers in Strabane, County Tyrone

1971-11-24

A British Army bomb-disposal specialist is killed by a bomb in Lurgan, County Armagh

1971-11-27

Two Customs officials are shot by an Irish Republican Army sniper firinge upon a British Army patrol investigating a bomb attack on a Customs Post near Newry, County Armagh

1971-12-07

An off duty member of the Ulster Defence Regiment is shot dead by members of the Irish Republican Army in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

1971-12-18

Three members of the Irish Republican Army die when the bomb they were transporting explodes prematurely in King Street, Magherafelt, County Derry.

1972-01-22

An anti-internment march is held at Magilligan strand, County Derry; as the march nears the internment camp it is stopped by members of the Green Jackets and the Parachute Regiment of the British Army, who used barbed wire to close off the beach

1972-01-27

The British Army and the Irish Republican Army engage in gun battles near County Armagh; British troops fire over 1,000 rounds of amunition

1972-02-06

A Civil Rights march is held in Newry, County Down; there is a very large turn-out for the march with many people attending to protest at the killings in Derry the previous Sunday

1972-02-10

Two British soldiers are killed in a land mine attack near Cullyhanna, County Armagh; An IRA member is shot dead during an exchange of gunfire with RUC officers

1972-02-21

The first session of the Widgery Tribunal, investigating the events of 'Bloody Sunday' (30 January 1972), is held in Coleraine, County Derry

1972-03-15

Two British soldiers killed when attempting to defuse a bomb in Belfast; an RUC officer iskilled in an IRA attack in Coalisland, County Tyrone

1972-06-02

Two British Army soldiers die in a land mine attack by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) near Rosslea, County Fermanagh

1972-06-18

3 members of the British Army are killed by an Irish Republican Army (IRA) bomb in a derelict house near Lurgan, County Down

1972-06-24

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) kill 3 British Army soldiers in a land mine attack near Dungiven, County Derry

1972-07-25

43rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stad

1972-07-31

Claudy bombing: nine civilians were killed when three car bombs exploded in County Londonderry, North Ireland; no group has since claimed responsibility

1972-08-22

IRA bomb explodes prematurely at a customs post at Newry, County Down - 9 people, including three members of the IRA and five Catholic civilians, are killed in the explosion

1972-09-10

3 British soldiers are killed in a land mine attack near Dungannon, County Tyrone

1972-10-16

2 members of the Offical Irish Republican Army are shot dead by the British Army in County Tyrone

1972-10-24

2 Catholic men are found dead at a farm at Aughinahinch, near Newtownbbutler, County Fermanagh - British soldiers carry out the killings

1972-10-30

Loyalist paramilitaries carry out a raid on Royal Ulster Constabulary station in County Derry, and steal 4 British Army Sterling sub-machine Guns

1972-11-20

2 British soldiers are killed in a booby trap bomb in Cullyhanna, County Armagh

1972-12-28

2 people are killed in a Loyalist bomb attack on the village of Belturbet, County Cavan, Republic of Ireland

1973-05-17

Five British Army soldiers are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army booby-trap bomb in Omagh, County Tyrone

1973-06-12

Coleraine bombings: six Protestant civilians were killed and 33 wounded by a Provisional Irish Republican Army car bomb in Coleraine, County Londonderry

1973-08-26

10-year-old Mary Boitano is 1st woman to win 6.8-mile Dipsea Race in Marin County, CA, beating a field of 1,500 runners

1975-06-22

The Ulster Volunteer Force try to derail a train by planting a bomb on the railway line near County Kildare, Ireland; a civilian tries to stop the UVF volunteers, and is stabbed-to-death (his actions delay the explosion enough to let the train pass safely)

1975-07-15

46th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-3 at County Stadium, Milwaukee

1975-07-17

Four British soldiers are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army remote-controlled bomb near Forkill, County Armagh; the attack was the first major breach of a February truce

1975-07-31

The Miami Showband killings: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), a loyalist paramilitary group, shoot dead three members of an Irish showband at Buskhill, County Down, Ireland

1975-09-01

5 Protestant civilians are killed and 7 were wounded in a Provisional Irish Republican Army gun attack on Tullyvallen Orange Hall near Newtownhamilton, County Armagh

1976-01-04

Reavey and O'Dowd killings: the Ulster Volunteer Force shoot dead 6 Catholic civilians in 2 co-ordinated attacks in County Armagh, North Ireland

1976-01-05

Kingsmill massacre: in retaliation for the Reavey and O'Dowd killings, the South Armagh Republican Action Force shoot dead 10 Protestant civilians after stopping their minibus at Kingsmill, County Armagh

1976-05-15

The Ulster Volunteer Force launch gun and bomb attacks on 2 pubs in County Armagh, killing 4 Catholic civilians and wounding many more; a British Army soldier is later convicted for taking part in the attacks

1976-05-15

The Provisional Irish Republican Army kill 3 Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) officers in County Fermanagh and 1 in County Down

1976-07-11

In pre-game promo at Atlanta County Stadium, 34 couples wed at home plate followed by Championship Wrestling "Headlocks & Wedlocks"

1977-06-26

42 die in fire inmate causes at Maury County Jail in Columbia Tenn

1978-06-17

The Provisional Irish Republican Army kill an RUC officer and kidnap another near Crossmaglen, County Armagh

1978-09-21

The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode bombs at the RAF airfield near Eglinton, County Londonderry; the terminal building, two aircraft hangars and four planes aree destroyed

1979-04-17

Four Royal Ulster Constabulary officers are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army van bomb in Bessbrook, County Armagh; the bomb is believed to be the largest PIRA bomb used up to that point

1979-12-16

4 British Army soldiers are killed by a PIRA landmine near Dungannon, County Tyrone. Another British Army soldier was killed by a PIRA landmine near Forkill, County Armagh

1981-05-19

5 British Army soldiers are killed when their armoured vehicle is ripped apart by a Provisional Irish Republican Army roadside bomb near Bessbrook, County Armagh

1981-07-17

Fulton County (Atlanta) grand jury indicts Wayne B William 23 year old photographers, for murder of 2 of 28 blacks killed in Atlanta

1982-06-25

San Francisco holds its 1st County Fair

1982-12-06

Droppin Well bombing: 11 British soldiers and 6 civilians are killed by an Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) time bomb at the Droppin' Well Bar in Ballykelly, County Londonderry

1983-12-16

Riverside, California; judge denies cerebral palsy victim Elizabeth Bouviato request to starve herself to death in a county hospital

1986-03-31

Six metropolitan county councils are abolished in England.

1988-04-21

1st four-day games in County Cricket Championship commence

1989-06-07

Atlanta Fulton County Comm approves $210M stadium for the Falcons

1990-05-08

Cuyahoga County voters approve sin tax to build Cleveland Gateway

1990-07-27

Tom Moody scores 100 in 26 mins in county cricket, world record

1993-07-20

Fire in the press box at Altanta Fulton County Stadium

1993-10-11

US warship Harlan County anchors off Port-au-Prince Haiti

1993-12-07

The Long Island Rail Road massacre: Passenger Colin Ferguson murders six people and injures 19 others on the LIRR in Nassau County, New York.

1994-08-21

-23] Typhoon Fred ravages Chinese county Zhejiang, 700+ killed

1994-12-06

Orange County California files for bankruptcy

1995-09-24

31st Ryder Cup: Europe beats US, 14½-13½ at Oak Hill County Club (Rochester, New York, US)

1996-06-01

Woody Harrelson is arrested in Lee County, Kentucky, after he symbolically planted four hemp seeds to challenge the state law which did not distinguish between industrial hemp and marijuana

1996-10-24

Last game at Atlanta County Fulton Stadium. Yanks win record 8th straight road post season win (with no loses)

1999-04-20

Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold kill 13 people and injure 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School located in Jefferson County, Colorado.

2000-03-28

A Murray County, Georgia, school bus is hit by a CSX freight train (3 children die in this accident).

2002-02-14

Fishing vessel Tullaghmurray Lass sinks off the coast of Kilkeel, County Down, Northern Ireland killing three members of the same family on board.

2002-07-28

Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, are rescued after 77 hours underground.

2005-04-14

The U.S. Oregon Supreme Court nullifies marriage licenses issued to gay couples a year earlier by Multnomah County.

2007-06-01

Jack Kevorkian is released from prison after serving eight years of his 10-25 year prison term for second-degree murder in the 1998 death of Thomas Youk, 52, of Oakland County, Michigan.

2007-08-08

An EF2 tornado touches down in Kings County and Richmond County, New York State, the most powerful tornado in New York to date and the first in Brooklyn since 1889.

2007-12-03

Devastating winter storms caused the Chehalis River to flood many cities in Lewis County, Washington, also closing a 20-mile portion of Interstate 5 for several days. At least eight deaths and billions of dollars of damaged are blamed on the floods.

2008-02-14

Northern Illinois University shooting: a gunman opened fire in a lecture hall of the DeKalb County, Illinois university resulting in 24 casualties; 6 fatalities (including gunman) and 18 injured.

2008-06-15

62nd Tony Awards: In the Heights & August: Osage County win

2012-12-10

11 people are killed and 23 are injured after a bus falls into a roadside pond in Minquan County, China

2013-03-28

143 rebels and 20 government troop are killed in conflict in Pibor County, Sudan

2013-04-20

193 people are killed and 11,826 are injured after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake strikes Lushan County, China

2013-09-13

9 people are killed after massive floods in Galati County, Romania

2013-10-02

8 people are killed and 14 are injured after an accident involving an SUV, church bus, and tractor trailer in Jefferson County, Tennessee

2015-12-18

All schools shut down in a Virginia county over Islam homework assignment

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County - Notable Birthdays

George MasonDec 11, 1725

Martha WashingtonJun 13, 1731

John DickinsonNov 13, 1732

Henry ClayApr 12, 1777

Davy CrockettAug 17, 1786

John TylerMar 29, 1790

Nat TurnerOct 2, 1800

J.E.B. StuartFeb 6, 1833

John Singleton MosbyDec 6, 1833

Ambrose BierceJun 24, 1842

Tom HornNov 21, 1860

Cyrus S. EatonDec 27, 1883

Michael CollinsOct 16, 1890

James HerriotOct 3, 1916

Jim JonesMay 13, 1931

Julius ErvingFeb 22, 1950

Pierce BrosnanMay 16, 1953

EnyaMay 17, 1961

County - Birthdays
Date Event
1725-12-11

George Mason, Fairfax County Virginia, American statesman (Bill of Rights)

1731-06-13

Martha Washington, Kent County, Virginia, 1st US First Lady (1789-97)

1732-11-13

John Dickinson, Talbot County Maryland, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania (d. 1808)

1777-04-12

Henry Clay, [the Great Compromiser], Hanover County Virginia, US politician

1786-08-17

Davy Crockett, Greene County, Tennessee, frontiersman/adventurer/politician (Alamo), (d. 1836)

1790-03-29

John Tyler, Charles City County Virginia, (D/W) 10th Pres (1841-1845)

1791-04-09

George Peacock, Denton County Durham, English Mathematician (algebraic theory)

1796-07-18

Feargus O'Connor, County Cork, leader of English Chartists

1800-10-02

Nat Turner, Southhampton County Virginia, leader of major slave rebellion (1831)

1813-05-10

Montgomery Blair, Franklin County Ky, lawyer (Dred Scot V Sandford)

1820-08-02

John Tyndall, Leighlinbridge, County Carlow Ireland, Irish physicist who demonstrated why the sky is blue and proved that the Earth's atmosphere has a greenhouse effect

1821-03-19

William Allingham, Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Irish poet (The Fairies, Laurence Bloomfield in Ireland)

1833-02-06

J.E.B. Stuart [James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart], Patrick County, Virginia, Confederate General

1833-12-06

John Singleton Mosby, Powhatan County, Virginia, lawyer/Col (Confederate Army), (d. 1916)

1842-06-24

Ambrose Bierce, Meigs County, Ohio, American writer and satirist (Devil's Dictionary, Nuggets & Dust)

1843-10-22

Stephen Babcock, Oneida County New York, American Agricultural Chemist (Babcock test and father of scientific dairying)

1850-06-24

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, County Kerry, Ireland, commander of the British forces during Anglo-Boer War

1853-01-30

Leland Hone, cricketer (England keeper 1879 without county experience)

1860-11-21

Tom Horn, Scotland County Missouri, American gunman and outlaw

1862-09-19

Adeline De Walt Reynolds, Benton County IA, actress (Son of Dracula)

1867-04-11

Mark Keppel, Superintendent of Schools of Los Angeles County (d. 1928)

1869-09-23

Mary Mallon, Cookstown County Tyrone, Irish-American patient best known as 'Typhoid Mary' and the first person in the United States known to be immune to typhoid, as a carrier of the disease she infected at least 51 people in the New York City area

1877-08-23

May Wallace, County Hospital

1877-11-24

Alben W Barkley, Graves County Ky, (35th Vice Pres-D-1949-53)

1879-08-29

Han Yong-woon, Hongsung County Korea, Zen teacher

1883-12-04

Florence Enright, The County Seat

1883-12-27

Cyrus S. Eaton, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canadian-American financier, industrialist and steel magnate (d. 1979)

1886-12-12

Owen Moore, County Meath Ireland, actor (She Done Him Wrong)

1888-01-08

Matt Moore, County Meath Ireland, actor (Coquette, Deluge)

1890-10-16

Michael Collins, Sam's Cross County Cork, Irish revolutionary leader

1892-12-29

Emory Parnell, St Paul MN, actress (Rocket Man, County Fair)

1899-02-27

Charles Herbert Best, Washington County, Maine, American-Canadian physiologist/co-discoverer (Insulin)

1903-01-14

Veronica Turleigh, County Donegal Ireland, actress (Promoter)

1903-11-01

Max Adrian, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Irish actor (Devils, Music Lover)

1904-01-02

Sally Rand, Hickory County MO, stripper (fan dance)

1907-11-29

Merle Travis, Muhlenberg County KY, country singer (16 Tons)

1908-03-28

Charles Elledge, Hot Summer in Barefoot County

1909-04-26

Richard Howorth, cricketer (English all-rounder, three county doubles)

1909-10-15

Robert Trout, Wake County NC, newscaster (ABC)

1910-06-21

Lucille Rogers, Coward of the County

1910-11-01

Lora Hays, Harlan County U.S.A.

1912-01-06

Frederick Manfred, Johnson County War

1912-08-13

Dorothy Layton, County Hospital

1912-9-24

John Watson, The Bridges of Madison County

1913-03-31

Etta Baker, Caldwell County North Carolina, American blues guitarist

1913-04-03

Ozzie Caswell, County Fair

1913-9-04

Jan Savitt, The Bridges of Madison County

1914-04-25

Ross Lockridge Jr., Raintree County

1916-05-01

Glenn Ford, Quebec Canada, actor (Cade's County, Big Heat, Midway)

1916-08-02

Boyd Coons, The County Fair

1916-10-03

James Herriot [Alfred Wight], Sunderland, County Durham, veterinarian/novelist (All Creatures Great and Small), (d. 1995)

1916-11-16

Herb Abramson, Baker County, U.S.A.

1917-10-23

George Crenshaw, Speaking of Animals at the County Fair

1918-01-24

Oral Roberts, Pontotoc County Oklahoma, American Televangelist, founder Oral Roberts College

1918-11-24

Tom "Stubby" Fouts, Carroll County Ind, actor (Polka-go-round)

1920-01-19

Jack Prince, The County Nurse

1921-02-21

Tom Avera, County Fair

1921-08-17

Maureen O'Hara [Fitzsimmons], Ranelagh, County Dublin, Irish actress and singer (Miracle on 34th St, The Quiet Man)

1921-10-21

Carl Horn, Harlan County U.S.A.

1922-02-10

Harold Hughes, Ida County Iowa, Governor of Iowa (D) and US Senator

1923-04-25

Arnold Miller, Harlan County U.S.A.

1923-07-03

Johnny Hartman, The Bridges of Madison County

1923-11-03

Ronnie Cunningham, County Fair

1923-11-26

Patricia Phoenix, County Galway Ireland, actress (L Shaped Room)

1924-08-14

Georges Prêtre, The Bridges of Madison County

1924-09-07

Bridie Gallagher, Donegal, Ireland, singer (A Mother's Love's A Blessing, The Boys from County Armagh), (d. 2012)

1925-04-13

Frank Chamberlain, CEO (Test & County Cricket Board)

1925-08-14

Russell Baker, Loudoun County, Va, columnist/humorist (NY Times)

1926-09-28

Jerry Clower, Amite County Miss, country comedian (Nashville on Road)

1926-10-13

Caroline Benn, Charlotte's Web: Part 5 - The County Fair and After

1927-07-24

Margaret Anne Barnes, Murder in Coweta County

1927-11-27

William Simon, Harlan County U.S.A.

1928-06-09

Lelan Rogers, Coward of the County

1928-10-10

Junior Mance, The Bridges of Madison County

1928-12-10

Dan Blocker, Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County

1929-11-03

Lois Scott, Harlan County U.S.A.

1929-9-07

James Neal, Murder in Coweta County

1930-05-18

Geoffrey Littler, CEO (County NatWest Group)

1930-07-02

Ahmad Jamal, The Bridges of Madison County

1930-11-08

Burt Slade, Murder in Coweta County

1931-03-16

Betty Johnson, Guilford County NC, singer (Jack Paar Show, I Dreamed)

1931-05-13

Jim Jones, Randolph County Indiana, American Leader of Peoples Temple cult (Jonestown Massacre)

1931-06-05

Jarma Lewis, Raintree County

1931-07-04

Stephen Boyd [William Millar], Glengormley, County Antrim, Irish actor (Fantastic Voyage, Ben-Hur)

1932-01-18

Irene Kral, The Bridges of Madison County

1932-01-29

Raman Subba Row, CEO (Test/County Cricket Board)

1932-06-03

Tonia Bryan, Hot Summer in Barefoot County

1932-06-14

Joe Arpaio, sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona

1932-12-28

Harry Howell, Murder in Coweta County

1933-01-11

Goldie Hill, Karnes County Tx, country singer (Grand Ole Opry)

1933-05-28

Sudie Crusenberry, Harlan County U.S.A.

1934-02-13

Ken Yablonski, Harlan County U.S.A.

1935-06-01

Hazel Dickens, Harlan County U.S.A.

1939-08-01

Robert James Waller, The Bridges of Madison County

1939-08-21

Harold W Reid, Augusta County Va, singer (Statler Bros-Class of '57)

1940-02-06

Jim Haynie, The Bridges of Madison County

1940-03-06

Joanna Miles, Nice France, actress (Cross Creek, Delta County USA)

1942-02-09

Michael Lepiner, Murder in Coweta County

1943-11-29

Annette Henley, Nightmare in Badham County

1944-01-06

Robert Landers, Tarrant County TX, PGA golfer (Fort Worth-1976, 78, 80)

1944-02-10

Nathaniel Mayer, Wayne County Ramblin'

1944-05-25

John Bunnell, former Sheriff of Multnomah County, Oregon and TV personality

1944-06-07

Toombs D. Lewis Jr., Coward of the County

1945-05-28

Gary Stewart, Latcher County Ky, country singer (She's Actin' Single)

1946-01-04

Arthur Conley, McIntosh County, Georgia, US soul singer (Sweet Soul Music), (d. 2003)

1947-01-18

Cheryl Waters, Macon County Line

1949-05-01

Paul Teutul, Sr., founder of Orange County Choppers

1949-07-24

Richard Trumka, Harlan County U.S.A.

1949-08-06

Joyce McKinney, Avery County NC, Miss Wyoming (1972)

1949-08-13

Lillian Hurst, Orange County

1949-12-28

Doug Westfall, Old Town Orange County

1950-02-22

Julius Erving, Nassau County New York, ABA/NBA forward (Virg Squirers, NY Nets, Phila 76ers)

1950-04-15

Don Higdon, Return to Macon County

1950-08-27

Lawrence Jones, Harlan County U.S.A.

1951-02-06

Margo [Margeret Catherine O'Donnell ], County Donegal Ireland, Irish singer

1951-11-21

P.G. Maloney, Polk County Pot Plane

1951-9-18

M. Shane Cates, August: Osage County

1952-11-12

Ron Burkle, August: Osage County

1953-05-16

Pierce Brosnan, County Meath Ireland, actor (Remington Steele, Golden Eye)

1953-05-24

Yankie Grant, Cook County

1954-01-14

Jim Duggan, The Axeman of Henderson County

1955-03-27

Patrick McCabe, Clones County Monaghan, Irish novelist

1955-07-03

Matt Keough, The Real Housewives of Orange County

1955-12-09

Mark Reed, Tulsa County Line

1957-06-21

Berke Breathed, cartoonist (Vegetarian, Bloom County, Outland)

1957-07-30

Victor Slezak, The Bridges of Madison County

1958-03-12

Debra Jensen, Orange County Cal, playmate (January, 1978)

1960-06-22

John Tice, Bloodless Howler of Harrison County

1961-05-17

Enya [Eithne Ní Bhraonáin], Gweedore, County Donegal, Irish singer and songwriter (A Day Without Rain)

1963-06-30

Chris Freihofer, August: Osage County

1963-12-05

Jason Branch, Tulsa County Line

1964-07-19

Christopher Christian, The Bucks County Massacre

1964-08-26

Chad Kreuter, Marin County CA, catcher (Chicago White Sox)

1964-11-04

Douglas Wilson, Illinois: County Road

1964-11-10

Tish Certo, Niagara Falls NY, LPGA golfer (1981 Erie County (NY Champ)

1964-12-12

Shawn Welling, The Legend of DarkHorse County

1965-07-04

Tracy Letts, August: Osage County

1966-07-31

Tim Maloney, Orange County

1966-12-08

Scott Shepherd, Johnson County War

1967-04-02

Colleen Sanders, County Kilburn

1967-06-25

Shari Faye Smith, Nightmare in Columbia County

1967-08-02

Derek Wells, The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

1967-09-26

Martha Nix, Orange County California, actress (Serena-Waltons)

1968-07-03

Alex Carrington, Tulsa County Line

1969-06-26

Michael Myers, Cook County IL, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)

1969-11-09

Sonny Dykes, 2011 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

1969-12-20

N. Maurice Williams, Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County

1970-06-18

Caroline Pessoa, Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County

1970-08-08

Raymond Foster, County General

1970-10-11

Nicole Jeray, Cook County IL, LPGA golfer (1995 Sprint Champ-22nd)

1971-07-01

Julianne Nicholson, August: Osage County

1971-12-17

Angie Daniels, Oneida County, NY: Girls

1972-02-12

Timothy Wilcots, Real Divorcees of LA County

1973-05-29

Tiffany M Sloan, Orange county California, playmate (Oct, 1992)

1973-06-13

Dale Williams, Dixie County Line

1973-11-20

Michael Thornberry, Oldham County

1973-9-30

Matthew M. Mitchell, County Line

1974-05-05

David Alley, Macon County Jail

1975-07-22

Nikki Boyer, Coyote County Loser

1976-06-13

Chad J. Shonk, Orange County

1977-07-11

Daniel Farber, Orange County

1977-08-02

Roderick Monroe, County Road 14

1978-04-13

Kyle Howard, Orange County

1978-04-15

Austin Aries, DVLH: Destruction in Door County

1978-10-30

Gretchen Rossi, Cast of 'Real Housewives of Orange County'/Nia Vardalos/King

1979-02-13

Matthew Garrett, Morris County

1979-03-27

Michael Breiburg, Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County

1979-05-19

Darren Grodsky, Humboldt County

1980-05-05

Derrick Mills, Tulsa County Line

1981-08-10

Karl Westerberg, Real Divorcees of LA County

1982-04-06

Bret Harrison, Orange County

1982-05-25

Stephon Stewart, Bigfoot County

1982-10-01

Shey Bland, Resurrection County

1983-01-16

Rafael Curty, The Bucks County Massacre

1983-05-03

Joshua Charles Parker, King County

1984-05-20

Uldarico Sarmiento, August: Osage County

1984-06-17

Christopher Michael Jacobs, The Bucks County Massacre

1984-08-24

Larissa Queiroz, Massacre County

1984-12-02

Brandon Davis, 2006 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

1984-9-11

Clarence Steele, Fulton County, GA: Blood Orange

1985-02-12

Jess Barbour, Hatchet County

1985-06-29

Robert Dastoli, Southwestern Orange County vs. the Flying Saucers

1985-08-27

Brandon Itz, The Legend of DarkHorse County

1985-10-01

Leighann Brokaw, The Bucks County Massacre

1986-02-18

Peter Harmon, The Happenstances at the Yellow County Community Swim and Racquet Club the Summer Before Last Video Promos and Book Trailer

1986-04-23

Britt Davis, 2006 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

1986-10-14

Sean-Michael Touchie, Acid Head: The Buzzard Nuts County Slaughter

1986-11-15

Alex Carrodus-Cook, The Ballad of Midsomer County

1987-03-24

Jennifer Acres, The Legend of DarkHorse County

1987-08-03

Tristan James Bower, Jackknife County: Welcome, Pretty Boy

1988-06-29

Zelia Attzs, The Boys & Girl from County Clare

1988-07-08

Derek Angell, Doomsday County

1988-9-28

Blake Wittbold, Doomsday County

1989-05-18

Christian Wigglesworth, County Road 14

1991-07-03

Ik Enemkpali, 2011 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

1992-05-02

Colton Keough, The Real Housewives of Orange County

1993-07-23

Leila Newton-Fox, Welcome to Cannibal County

1993-09-13

Niall Horan, Mullingar County Westmeath, Irish Pop singer (One Direction)

County - Notable Weddings

John MarshallJan 3, 1783

James MadisonSep 15, 1794

Thomas JacksonJul 16, 1857

Mike WallaceMar 11, 1949

Mike DitkaJul 8, 1977

George GervinOct 9, 1985

Gloria SteinemSep 3, 2000

Pierce BrosnanAug 4, 2001

Paul McCartneyJun 11, 2002

Mary Jane BligeDec 7, 2003

George LucasJun 22, 2013

County - Weddings
Date Event
1783-01-03

US Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Marshall (27) weds Mary Willis Ambler in Hanover County, Virginia

1794-09-15

4th US President James Madison (43) weds Dolley Madison (26) in Jefferson County, West Virginia

1815-01-02

Leading Romantic Age poet Lord Byron (27) marries Anne Isabella Milbanke (22)by special licence, at Seaham Hall in County Durham.

1857-07-16

Confederate general Thomas Jackson (33) weds Mary Anna Morrison in Lincoln County

1949-03-11

CBS news correspondent Mike Wallace (30) weds actress Buff Cobb (21) in Cook County, Illinois

1977-07-08

NFL coach Mike Ditka (21) weds Diana Trantham in Dallas County, Texas

1985-10-09

NBA guard George Gervin (33) weds Joyce King in Bexar County, Texas

1996-04-27

Soap opera actor Lorenzo Lamas (38) weds Playboy model and actress Shauna Sand (24) in Rockland County, New York

2000-06-17

Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson (28) weds Kristin Willits (29) at Lee County's Cathedral Domain in Kentucky

2000-09-03

American feminist and journalist Gloria Steinem (66) weds environmentalist David Bale (59) in Adair County, Oklahoma

2001-08-04

"James Bond" actor Pierce Brosnan (49) weds TV host and journalist Keely Shaye Smith (37) at the 785-year-old Ballintubber Abbey in County Mayo, Ireland

2002-01-05

Former Atomic Kitten member Kerry Katona (21) weds "Westlife" member Brian McFadden (21) at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Rathfeigh, County Meath, Republic of Ireland

2002-06-11

Musician Paul McCartney (59) weds former model and anti-landmines campaigner Heather Mills (34) at Castle Leslie in County Monaghan, Ireland

2003-12-07

Queen of hip-hop soul, Mary Jane Blige (32) weds record producer Kendu Isaacs in Bergen County, New Jersey

2005-11-02

Irish TV and radio presenter Sile Seoige (26) weds Glen Mulcahy at St. Brendan's Church in County Offaly

2005-12-03

Marilyn Manson lead singer Brian Warner (36) weds burlesque performer Dita Von Teese (33) at Castle Gurteen in County Tipperary, Ireland

2006-06-03

Actor and Ben Affleck's younger brother Casey Affleck (30) weds actress/model Summer Phoenix (28) in McIntosh County, Georgia

2006-09-14

Former B*Witched member Lindsay Armaou weds former "911" member Lee Brennan at St. Mary's Parish Church in County Wicklow, Ireland

2008-05-31

"Law & Order" actress Alana De La Garza (31) weds writer Michael Roberts in Orlando, Orange County, Florida

2012-12-04

"Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans (21) weds Courtland Rogers (26) at a courthouse in Brunswick County, North Carolina

2013-06-22

Star Wars creator George Lucas (69) weds Dreamworks Animation chairman Mellody Hobson (44) at Lucas' Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California

2013-06-24

Actress Kerry Washington (36) weds NFL star Nnamdi Asomugha (32) in Blaine County, Idaho

2013-10-16

Actress and singer Kristen Bell (30) weds actor Dax Shepard (38) at the Beverly Hills County Clerk's Office in California

County - Deaths
Date Event
1845-03-18

John Chapman, [Johnny Appleseed], American pioneer agronomist dies in Allen County Indiana

1928-06-16

Dr. Mark Keppel, County Superintendent of Los Angeles County Schools from 1902-1928 (b. 1867)

1938-12-11

May Wallace, County Hospital

1944-06-19

Han Yong-woon, Zen teacher, dies in Seoul County, Korea at 65

1945-10-12

Jesse James Payne, lynched in Madison County Florida

1948-03-06

Ross Lockridge Jr., Raintree County

1948-10-04

Jan Savitt, The Bridges of Madison County

1961-04-03

Florence Enright, The County Seat

1978-09-23

Jay Adler, actor (Macon County Line, Illegal, Big Combo), dies at 79

1979-12-30

Lilyan Irene, County Hospital

1984-08-13

Stefan Weiß, The Bridges of Madison County

1984-09-27

Ronnie Cunningham, County Fair

1985-06-01

Shari Faye Smith, Nightmare in Columbia County

1985-11-12

Jarma Lewis, Raintree County

1986-08-03

Florence Reece, Harlan County U.S.A.

1986-08-30

Charles Elledge, Hot Summer in Barefoot County

1989-01-22

Michael Lepiner, Murder in Coweta County

1991-04-04

Sudie Crusenberry, Harlan County U.S.A.

1993-01-30

Lucille Rogers, Coward of the County

1993-07-20

Don Higdon, Return to Macon County

1994-01-08

Jack Prince, The County Nurse

1994-09-07

Frederick Manfred, Johnson County War

1994-11-26

Nimrod Workman, Harlan County U.S.A.

1995-05-17

Annette Henley, Nightmare in Badham County

1996-03-07

Estelle Etterre, County Hospital

1996-09-25

Ozzie Caswell, County Fair

1996-10-17

Burt Slade, Murder in Coweta County

1998-09-24

Tom Avera, County Fair

1999-11-09

Herb Abramson, Baker County, U.S.A.

2000-06-03

William Simon, Harlan County U.S.A.

2000-08-05

Carl Horn, Harlan County U.S.A.

2000-11-22

Caroline Benn, Charlotte's Web: Part 5 - The County Fair and After

2002-08-22

Lelan Rogers, Coward of the County

2002-09-08

Ken Yablonski, Harlan County U.S.A.

2004-05-15

Lois Scott, Harlan County U.S.A.

2007-09-06

George Crenshaw, Speaking of Animals at the County Fair

2007-10-11

Margaret Anne Barnes, Murder in Coweta County

2008-01-18

John Stroger, first African-American Cook County Board President (b. 1929)

2008-11-01

Nathaniel Mayer, Wayne County Ramblin'

2009-02-08

Tonia Bryan, Hot Summer in Barefoot County

2009-06-04

Dorothy Layton, County Hospital

2009-11-28

Lora Hays, Harlan County U.S.A.

2010-10-21

James Neal, Murder in Coweta County

2011-04-22

Hazel Dickens, Harlan County U.S.A.

2014-12-15

Angie Daniels, Oneida County, NY: Girls

2016-01-07

Tom Allin dies aged 28, bowler for Warwickshire County cricket club

2016-03-20

County stalwart David Green dies aged 76

2017-10-04

Second victim dies from Barton County crash


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